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[ The PC Guide | System Optimization and Enhancement Guide | System Optimizations and Enhancements | Hard Disk Performance Optimization ]

Enable 32-Bit Hard Disk Transfers

A feature available on most newer BIOSes is the so-called 32-bit transfer mode. This feature provides a small performance improvement when enabled via this BIOS setting; the feature itself is described here. Try enabling 32-bit transfers for a small performance improvement, as long as it does not cause any problems.

Note: This optimization has nothing to do with Windows 3.x's "32-bit disk access" or "32-bit file access", which refer to something different entirely.

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