I never heard of a BIOS doing this, nor would I understand why it would. /wacko.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" />
You could try posting this over at The PCChips Lottery and at Wim's BIOS (I post to both of these forums as well) and ask some of the other *experts* about this phenomena.
You could always use a utility such as WAMonitor II v.57 that you can set to re-enable the L1 cache after boot...but ideally you would want to do this before/during the boot process to speed things up a bit.
Is this L1enable.vxd come with the Spectra kit or...??
Did the M550 require the Spectra for power reasons or...?? (Apparantly...and for VCore voltage reasons.)
Are you sure that is an AMI BIOS and not AWARD? (It is AMI.)
NOTE - Edits in parenthesis.
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