Dell PowerEdge R330 Owner's Manual

Processor Settings details

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The Processor Settings screen details are explained as follows:
Option
Description
Logical Processor

Enables or disables the logical processors and displays the number of logical processors. If this option is set to Enabled, the BIOS displays all the logical processors. If this option is set to Disabled, the BIOS displays only one logical processor per core. This option is set to Enabled by default.

QPI Speed
Enables you to control QuickPath Interconnect data rate settings.
Virtualization Technology
Enables or disables the additional hardware capabilities provided for virtualization. This option is set to Enabled by default.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Optimizes the system for applications that need high utilization of sequential memory access. This option is set to Enabled by default. You can disable this option for applications that need high utilization of random memory access.
Hardware Prefetcher
Enables or disables the hardware prefetcher. This option is set to Enabled by default.
DCU Streamer Prefetcher
Enables or disables the Data Cache Unit (DCU) streamer prefetcher. This option is set to Enabled by default.
DCU IP Prefetcher
Enables or disables the Data Cache Unit (DCU) IP prefetcher. This option is set to Enabled by default.
Configurable TDP
Enables you to reconfigure the processor Thermal Design Power (TDP) levels during POST based on the power and thermal delivery capabilities of the system. TDP verifies the maximum heat the cooling system is needed to dissipate. This option is set to Nominal by default.

NOTE: This option is only available on certain stock keeping units (SKUs) of the processors.

X2Apic Mode
Enables or disables the X2Apic mode.
Dell Controlled Turbo
Controls the turbo engagement. Enable this option only when System Profile is set to Performance.

NOTE: Depending on the number of installed CPUs, there may be up to four processor listings.

Number of Cores per Processor
Controls the number of enabled cores in each processor. This option is set to All by default.
Processor 64-bit Support
Specifies if the processor(s) support 64-bit extensions.
Processor Core Speed
Specifies the maximum core frequency of the processor.
Processor 1

The following settings are displayed for each processor installed in the system:

Option
Description
Family-Model-Stepping
Specifies the family, model, and stepping of the processor as defined by Intel.
Brand
Specifies the brand name.
Level 2 Cache
Specifies the total L2 cache.
Level 3 Cache
Specifies the total L3 cache.
Number of Cores
Specifies the number of cores per processor.

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