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#1 jerry1967

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 12:28 PM

what is bios and should i update it all the time? where can i update?

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#2 LoLucky

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 01:40 PM

BIOS = Basic Input / Output System - Chip/File that contains the instructions for how your system should boot and how your system operates. Also the BIOS Chip/File contains Instructions for the computer's POST as well as Containing the CMOS Setup

About Updating/Flashing the BIOS yes you should if you use "Top-Of-The-Line" hardware, but should not need to Frequently.

You can find out if you need to Update/Flash it by going to the Manufactures Website 95% of the time.

WARNING FLASHING YOUR BIOS CAN BE VERY UNHEALTHY IF YOU FLASH WITH WRONG ONE!

POST = Power On Self Test - Test a computer does to see if the necessary hardware is present/functioning.

CMOS Setup = Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor Setup - Config program that allows you to configure hardware settings including system settings such as computer passwords, time, and date. Then stores on CMOS Chip.

Hope this Helps!

Edited by LoLucky, 23 February 2005 - 01:41 PM.


#3 itineran

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 09:37 PM

You can access the BIOS to make adjustments. When you first boot-up the computer, one of the first things that appears on the screen is what key to press to enter SETUP.

Be careful making changes though! If you are unsure of the changes that you make, there is an option to 'Exit without saving'

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