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BIOS SETUP Configuring and setting up the PC environment
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BIOS and CMOS RAM The BIOS Setup program is used to set and store the configuration settings in the CMOS RAM. The motherboard contains a chip called the RTC/NVRAM chip (real-time clock/nonvolatile memory). Called nonvolatile , it actually is volatile. Without power, the time/date settings and data in the RAM portion will be erased. Designed using complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology, it runs on very little power.
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BIOS and CMOS RAM A battery in the system provides that power. When you enter your BIOS Setup, configure your hard disk parameters or other BIOS Setup settings and save them, these settings are written to the storage area in the RTC/NVRAM chip. Every time your system boots up, it reads the parameters stored in the CMOS RAM chip to determine how the system should be configured. A relationship exists between the BIOS and CMOS RAM, but they are two distinctly different parts of the system.
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The use of the battery The battery is to provide a “little bit / trickle ” of electricity so that the CMOS RTC/NVRAM doesn’t forget things. If the battery starts wearing down, you will notice that the system time/date will start going off On older motherboards, the batteries were not as nice to replace, but you could over-ride them with 4AA batteries in a battery-pack You could also see them as “cannister” looking batteries on the motherboard Modern motherboards use “watch batteries” instead
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SETUP routines Note: These vary by manufacturer and even chip sets in use Sample given AMIBIOS v1.2 Standard Settings Advanced setup Power management PCI / Plug and Play Best performance Features CPU PnP setup Hardware monitor Change password
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Standard Settings Settings for Date / time mm/dd/yyyy hh/mm/ss Hard disk type primary master / slave secondary master / slave auto detect Floppy format / size 360, 720, 1.2MB, 1.4MB
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Advanced setup System options Memory share Chip virus detection Boot sequence Cache size SDRAM speed
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Sleep mode time
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course HWD 101 taught by Professor Brain during the Spring '11 term at Seneca.

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W3IntLect - BIOS SETUP Configuring and setting up the PC...

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