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The BIOS - Outline
Topic Outline - KnowledgeBases - Newsgroups and FAQs - Magazines and Ezines - White Papers - Organizations and User Groups - News - Events - Related Topics - Books - Key Manufacturers - Where to Buy - Key Solutions Providers - Where to get Help - Key Service Providers - Key Training Providers
 
The BIOS - Knowledge Bases
  • The BIOS (Thomas Pabst)
    • "The performance of the mainboard is highly dependent on the memory timing you adjust in your BIOS setup. The settings you are able to change and the different values however differ a whole lot from chipset to chipset and from BIOS to BIOS. Some BIOSes hardly leave it up to you to tune up your system, others give you almost too many settings to choose from and some BIOSes adjust the memory timing very well after you only had to choose the DRAM speed."
  • BIOS Setup Information Guide (Sysopt.com)
    • Covers general BIOS information, how-to guides, identifying a motherboard/mainboard, and information about BIOS upgrades for different manufacturers
  • The BIOS Survival Guide (Jean-Paul Rodrigue and Phil Croucher)
  • Device Drivers at Mister Driver (printer drivers, cdrom drivers, modem drivers, sound drivers, mouse drivers, monitor drivers, etc.) (Marco Volpe)
  • Drivers Windows95/98/2000/NT Complete Driver Hardware Search (Drivers HeadQuarters)
  • Driverzone.com--The place to find device drivers
  • Intel Desktop Board BIOS Upgrades (Intel)
    • "Desktop Boards manufactured by Intel incorporate the system BIOS in a Flash memory component. Flash BIOS allows easy upgrades without the need to replace an EPROM component. The upgrade utility fits on a floppy diskette and provides the capability to save, verify, and update the system BIOS. The upgrade utility also provides the capability to install alternate languages for BIOS messages and the SETUP utility. The upgrade utility can be run from a hard drive or a network drive, but no memory managers can be installed during upgrades."
  • Pc Drivers.Com - The latest Hardware Device Drivers
  • Phoenix Technologies BIOS FAQ
    • Phoenix Technologies Ltd., which has merged with Award Software, develops custom BIOS's and other custom software products for manufacturers. These manufacturers then modify the software to fit the particular requirements of their product lines. This FAQ deals with many of the problems you may have to contend with.
  • Wim's BIOS Page (Wim Bervoets)
    • "The BIOS is built-in software that determines what a computer can do without accessing programs from a disk. On PCs, the BIOS contains all the code required to control the keyboard, display screen, disk drives, serial communications, and a number of miscellaneous functions. The BIOS is typically placed on a ROM chip that comes with the computer (it is often called a ROM BIOS). This ensures that the BIOS will always be available and will not be damaged by disk failures. It also makes it possible for a computer to boot itself. Because RAM is faster than ROM, though, many computer manufacturers design systems so that the BIOS is copied from ROM to RAM each time the computer is booted. This is known as shadowing. Most modern PCs have a flash BIOS, which means that the BIOS has been recorded on a flash memory chip, which can be updated if necessary."
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The BIOS - Related Topics
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The BIOS - Key Manufacturers
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