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Unread 01-13-2002, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default ACPI AND WIN2k?

not a mod, i need help, ok im tryin to install 2k on my new rig (Abit KG7, XP 1600, corsair 2100ddr, and i get somthin called an ACPI error, that my mobo bios isnt ACPI compliant.... i know that i can disable ACPI by just hitting F7 right be4 i start the install, but dont i want ACPI?? im not sure what to do. Any suggestions i will take, ohh ya i also contacted abit, but sigh.. no responce
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Unread 01-14-2002, 11:02 AM   #2
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acpi has its ups and downs. If you turn off acpi you will in many cases get slightly better performance, also you will be able to set devices IRQs so they wont all pile on one leaving others empty. However you may lose features like hibernation and standby, not sure if these are of use to you.

Good luck with abit, you'll need it
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Unread 01-14-2002, 02:46 PM   #3
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humm.. thanks for the info, i dont really do standby or hibernation, do you know any links or any other posts in other forums of pple having the same problems as me?
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Unread 01-14-2002, 06:40 PM   #4
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also, with acpi off, win2k will not like shutting down itself. lastly, acpi off means your cpu runs at 60% power usage even when it is idle. so your temps are higher, but they don't fluctuate very much
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Unread 01-14-2002, 06:56 PM   #5
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ur just full of great info man! thnx for the input... but now that i know alot about ACPI... how do i get a ****ing ACPI compliant bios from abit?? i thought like this was a standard that all companys did... i have other abit boards taht i have no problems with.
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Unread 01-31-2002, 03:22 PM   #6
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Default Which BIOS are you using?

I have a KG7-R and never got any ACPI error messages...
first of KG7 is fully ACPI compatible mobo, so I don't know why you're getting an error message... if I were you I would contact ABIT rigth away...

In Win2K disabling ACPI is the easiest thing, but remember there's no turning back... If you want ACPI back, then you need to make a fresh install... Go to your "Device Manager" and under "Computer" change "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC" to "Standart PC", just like u normally update a driver... Don't forget to choose "Display a list of known drivers..." though ;0)

For more info visit the Paul's Unofficial KG7/KR7A FAQ...


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Unread 01-31-2002, 07:29 PM   #7
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some bios's have the option to turn on and off acpi, and if you have it turned off in the bios then win2k shits itself and wont install properly unless u do the f7 bodge at the beginning of the install.

Make sure that in the bios you dont have the acpi turned off, that could be the one problem.

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