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Extreme_One
11-28-2004, 05:09 AM
Hi.

I have a Gigabyte mobo.
I ran 3DMark03 the other day and it reported that my mobo and Graphics card support side-band addressing but that the feature was currently disabled.

My qusestion is how do I enable it?

The option isn't in the BIOS settings (even when I ativate the 'hidden' BIOS features CTRL+F1)

Extreme_One
11-28-2004, 05:09 AM
Hi.

I have a Gigabyte mobo.
I ran 3DMark03 the other day and it reported that my mobo and Graphics card support side-band addressing but that the feature was currently disabled.

My qusestion is how do I enable it?

The option isn't in the BIOS settings (even when I ativate the 'hidden' BIOS features CTRL+F1)

x6BL_Brando
11-28-2004, 05:46 AM
I can't remember seeing your full spec Simon, but I would imagine your rig is sufficiently up-to-date not to use SBA, which is an out-dated function. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Extreme_One
11-28-2004, 06:03 AM
Cheers mate.

So it's not worth pursuing then - no performance gain to be had?

x6BL_Brando
11-28-2004, 07:31 AM
Not so far as I know. D'you have Fast Writes enabled in BIOS & Smartgart (if using Ati)?

Extreme_One
11-28-2004, 07:40 AM
Yes I do. Thanks.

Actually I'm well happy with my performance - just chasing more FPS - it's addictive don't you know... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

How's the bike BTW?

x6BL_Brando
11-28-2004, 12:47 PM
I haven't quite cracked 120mph yet, but I'm working on it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Apologies for the size of the pic following! The guy in the chair is Sqn Ldr "Murph" Murphy of No.2 Sqdn, RAF. - my cousin. He was a bit nervous when I offered him the ride - "I usually drive" he said, lol.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v458/brando6BL/Ross_Murph.jpg
So I've added a picture of HIS outfit and his "passenger" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
He he, I actually felt rather honoured when he looked up and gave me the taxiing out signal.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v458/brando6BL/Jets006.jpg

Weather_Man
11-28-2004, 01:17 PM
Utilities will often report incorrectly such features. Side-band addressing is not available on some chipsets such as Nforce2, if I remember correctly. Or, the option is not available to change in the BIOS. Either way, don't worry about it. It won't amount to anything on or off.