Chapter 5 BIOS and CMOS

Chapter 5 BIOS and - XI Boot sector a Contains special code telling the system where to boot the OS b Any device with a functional operating system

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Chapter 5 BIOS and CMOS I. ASCII- American Standard Code for Information Interchange II. Northbridge III. Southbridge IV. Services/Device Drivers a. Programs enables the CPU to communicate with devices V. System ROM  a. Code that enables CPU to talk to hardware VI. Firmaware a. Programs stored on ROM Chips VII. BIOS a. Typed of firmware used by the Motherboard VIII. CMOS a. complementary metal-oxide semiconductor b. Does not store firmware  c. Stores the data IX. Power Good Wire a. Tells CPU that there is enough voltage to begin the boot process X. Bootstrap Loader a. A few dozen lines of BIOS code
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Unformatted text preview: XI. Boot sector a. Contains special code telling the system where to boot the OS b. Any device with a functional operating system i. It is called a bootable disk or a system disk XII. CMOS Battery a. Holds data when the computer is turned off b. Dead battery will result in CMOS data lost XIII. Chip Creep a. As PCs run, the components inside get warm. When a PC is turned off, the components cool off. This cycling of hot and cold causes the chips to expand and contract in their mounts....
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Chapter 5 BIOS and - XI Boot sector a Contains special code telling the system where to boot the OS b Any device with a functional operating system

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