PCI latency timer

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by shiatsu, Dec 22, 2002.

  1. shiatsu

    shiatsu OSNN Addict

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    Could anyone tell me if it is safe to change the default setting for the PCI latency timer in the BIOS from 64 to 32?

    I presently have 3 PCI cards - USB 2.0 card, TV card and Video card. As an experiment I found that the slight digital artifacts you sometimes get around fast-moving images were slightly reduced by changing the setting from 64 to 32. However, for the time being, I changed it back to 64 as I did not know what other problems I might get as a result of doing this!

    Any info appreciated.

    Thanks, Alan
     
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  3. Taurus

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    won't hurt anything except maybe a little performance. info here.
     
  4. shiatsu

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    Thanks for the information. Having followed the links I get the imnpression that unless you know what you are doing you should leave the BIOS defaults well alone!

    Alan