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Like, when I first boot up my computer for the first time is there anything I need to do with the bios?
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If it's the first time your powering up your custom built rig, then you're probably installing your OS, so you would want to change your first boot device to your CD drive. Then once it's installed change the first boot device back to your hdd.
    
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What's your specs like? You might have to change some values.
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post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by Speedma11229 View Post
If it's the first time your powering up your custom built rig, then you're probably installing your OS, so you would want to change your first boot device to your CD drive. Then once it's installed change the first boot device back to your hdd.
This, but mind explaining your question a bit more? There's a lot we could tell you but overall the bios is this,

"The BIOS software is built into the PC, and is the first code run by a PC when powered on ('boot firmware'). The primary function of the BIOS is to set up the hardware and load and start an operating system. When the PC starts up, the first job for the BIOS is to initialize and identify system devices such as the video display card, keyboard and mouse, hard disk drive, optical disc drive and other hardware. The BIOS then locates software held on a peripheral device (designated as a 'boot device'), such as a hard disk or a CD/DVD, and loads and executes that software, giving it control of the PC.[2] This process is known as booting, or booting up, which is short for bootstrapping.
BIOS software is stored on a non-volatile ROM chip built into the system on the motherboard. The BIOS software is specifically designed to work with the particular type of system in question, including having a knowledge of the workings of various devices that make up the complementary chipset of the system. In modern computer systems, the BIOS chip's contents can be rewritten, allowing BIOS software to be upgraded."

Via Wiki; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS
post #5 of 26
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Well, currently I had to send my MOBO back due to it being DOA. I am getting a new one in a couple days.

Asrock p67 Extreme4
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gtx 570
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asus dvd drive
g skill 8gb 1600 ram
and 1 tb of hdd
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So did you build this or a company?
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post #7 of 26
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So basically, once I turn it on and let it load up I put in my os disk?

I built this.
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post #8 of 26
Quote:
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So basically, once I turn it on and let it load up I put in my os disk?

I built this.
Well i guess theres nothing you need to do.
If the BIOS doesnt detect an OS it will automatically go to the next boot option, your OS disk and install from there. Then once its done you just enter windows.
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post #9 of 26
Make sure to manually set the ram speed to 1600Mhz in BIOS when/if you're overclocking as well.
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alright thanks
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