The bios switch just switches between either of the (dual) bios. It's helped me out a time or two. I have had bios get corrupted before to the point of not wanting to boot, and flipping the switch enabled me to boot and copy the backup bios to the main.(or vice versa)
I didn't realize you could copy over the bios. how do you do that exactly? So basically instead of doing a cmos reset you just flip the switch, copy over a bios from a profile that you have saved on the back-up bios (? i thought you couldnt edit the bios on back up or something... or is that you can't update it?), and then boot up with those settings on the main bios?
Originally Posted by cab2
AMD is more fun but you don't have to work so hard at this. I posted details in this thread before, with my 3570k I get a 1GHz overclock to 4.4 GHz with a simple offset of +0.04 V
everything else is default
. Your 1.5+V is too much, above 4.4 Ghz you have diminishing returns.
I'm not asking about diminishing returns, I enjoy overclocking. I got the $79 UD5h over a $19 g41 or $64 extreme4 because I want to push a high end 24/7 air overclock, as long as I stay within voltage and temp limits (and I'm okay with liberal limits too) I'll be happy to push voltage an extra .2 or whatever just for another 100mhz. You can say it's diminishing return but an extra 100mhz is still extra performance, that's a good fps or few extra in streaming.
Why do you say AMD is more fun?
Thanks for your post though, i think 1.5v maybe bit too much.
you can just hit the clear CMOS button without turning anything off, and it will clear the CMOS, but to fully clear everything you need a full shutdown.
Ah i got the impression from the manual that it was damaging or something. What exactly doesnt get cleared if i don't turn if fully off? or do you mean, like, if you got a bad bios settings and can't boot, if you dont pull off power and all, there's a chance a cmos reset might not actually reset it 'enough' and you still can't boot in, requiring a full effort, power off, plug pull, cmos reset.
Anyways does on/off charge feature work with verizon droid phone, ie not apple? I'm a bit confused on this feature - do I need this to charge the phone when the pc is off (but plugged in), or with non-apple phones you'll off charge without needing this special program?
I only got a single search result for non-apple phones with on/off charge, the only response was some unintelligeble garble, the guy said his pc turned off charged his droid but he didn't make clear if he was using the program and it was necessary, or he wasn't.
and do people use the atheros or intel lan (i see there's a driver or lan optimizer for the atheros chip on gigabytes site).
on a side note the uefi (that's the screen that lets you move the mouse around?) doesnt let me move the mouse up/down, only side to side, and it's laggy. but why would anyone use the uefi over the bios (the one where you clearly use a keyboard, looks more traditional)?Edited by Belial - 2/1/13 at 12:18pm