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    Can someone tell me what fast write does, and if i should enable it or disable it.
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    im not entirely sure what fastwrite is...but it definentaly does not give any real performance boost and reduces system stability..so disable it:cheers:
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    Ati card then disable it.

    Nvidia then leave it enabled.


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    Correct definition here.

    Disable it for maximum stability, leave it on if you want a tiny (perhaps less than 1%) performance improvement.

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    Does anyone know what side band adressing is? disable or enable??
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    1st it would be helpful to know what card you are running. As not all cards support it.
    Although, you can enable it, then test with a benchmark. Check it against your current config, which is better?

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    i run a geforce4 ti4400..sorry about htat :(
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
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    Sidebanding smooths texture loading. It gives no performance difference on or off, it just makes texture transitions smoother. Leave it on, and if you have stability problems turn it off.

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