BIOS shadowingHi all, new to this Sager worshiping cult, but not new to Sagers. I've been a Computer Consultant-type for 12+ yrs, building boxes, networks, maintaining, etc, etc.... basically the 'get your hands dirty' stuff. My choice of laps has been Sager or Fujitsu, with Sager winning for the cutting edge performance & Fuji for new ideas. Unfortunately, Fuji comes up with good ideas & their half-a** marketing dept screws up the sales & the good ideas go away.
But I digress, (it's the giddiness from just buying an 8560 for myself! to replace on old 200mhz Fuji that my wife sat on a while back.)
Re: shadowing discussion. Since the days of yore (286-386), I have understood that shadowing was good performance-wise since it was utilizing faster memory..... but about 8-10 mo ago I read an article that gave a very good argument for not continuing the practice of automatically enabling BIOS & Video shadowing as has always been done.
Unfortunately, it was one of those things that I read, decided it made good sense and started doing, so I'm a little shaky on the reasoning, but as my lead & CRT ray addled brain recalls it is better to not enable them in the newer systems due to speed of CPU's, volume of RAM & video memory. It actually becomes counter-productive.
Not one to jump to any joker's rant that comes along, so this guy must have convinced me at the time. Sorry for the ramble, but you can excuse a guy who just scored a sweet 8560 for a sweet price.......... out