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Windows 7: HPET mode on Gigabyte boards x64 or x86

17 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
HPET mode on Gigabyte boards x64 or x86

I have an EP45-UD3P Gigabyte mobo. I came across something called HPET. It says to set it to 32 bit or 64 bit for Vista. I assume it's the same for Windows 7.

Does anyone know for sure? I enabled 64 bit and started installing Windows 7 but it seems like there are long delays in the install process.

Are we supposed to use this feature? Thanks.

Also, how do I make the startup options stay up for longer that like 2-3 seconds? I can't find this option?

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17 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7

I saw this feature aswell in my p35-dsl3 model, I've had it on for some while now but I'm still unsure of what it does. Clarification on this would help me out aswell.
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17 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Well, with the HPET set to 64 bit, Windows 7 seems to be working at the moment.

Also to get a look at the options at is the "delay time for HDD" option in advanced options.

I finally found something on HPET. Here it is if anyone wants the short read.
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31 May 2010   #4


i got a gigabyte board and notice this in the bios.. never even check it before. so i set to 64bit mode since i got a x64 bit operating. i dunno if i was suppose to set this before i installed my os, but i got it selected now.

im still unsure what the he?? this is for. lol
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