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    Default Hpet?

    What is the HPET option in the bios of my EX58-UD4P?

    It's currently set to 32-bit. However, I have Vista x64 installed.
    Should I change it to 64-bit... or will that screw up my OS install and require it to be freshly installed again (kinda like the AHCI/SATA option! changing that is asking for trouble unless you WANT to re-install windows!).

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    Default Re: Hpet?

    just read that through, thanks for that ... but i still dont know whether it should be set to 32-bit or 64-bit.

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    HPET Support (Note)
    Enables or disables High Precision Event Timer (HPET) for Windows® Vista® operating system.

    (Note) Supported on Windows® Vista® operating system only.
    (Default: Enabled)
    That's what my manual says, so I am guessing according to your OS if Vista or later.

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    Mine resets to 32 after every BIOS flash. I just change it back to 64. You should be okay to change it. I doubt you will ever use it but might as well have it set for 64.
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    Default Re: Hpet?

    Yes, please set that to the type of OS you are using. It will not require a clean install or anything like that

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    I changed it to 64-bit and used my computer for a day. I didn't notice anything different. Boooo!


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    Ya, it is just for certain things mentioned in the above link, nothing you would notice unless there was an issue

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