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post #11 of 38
Yes so we enter the CMOS settings even though when we are in the program its called 'BIOS', so what is BIOS then? a magical thing?

I far too confused.
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post #12 of 38
Regardless if you are a "true" overclocker or not, it is still great info to have on a forum such as this. Isn't it the reason people come to OCN in the first place?...to learn???
    
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post #13 of 38
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Think of it like this.

The BIOS is like the operator with a giant switch board. Now the CMOS is a piece of paper she uses to know what calls go where. You can change what's on the paper pretty easy to make calls go where you want them to. If she's messing up though it's time to replace her.
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post #14 of 38
ok but when your overclocking why is the program your in called BIOS?
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post #15 of 38
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The CMOS Setup may display the BIOS version or ASUS is a bunch of tards. Your call.
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post #16 of 38
CMOS is the actual chip storing the data that the BIOS accesses, *checking for custom settings. When you change your BIOS settings, your are changing the data stored in the CMOS.
So, you can change your BIOS, but you clear your CMOS.

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Originally Posted by www.mcsx.co.uk/articles/glossary.htm
CMOS is a type of memory. CMOS stands for “complementary metal-oxide semiconductor”, describing the physical arrangement of cells within the memory device. On a standard PC motherboard, CMOS is used to hold data that is accessed by BIOS Setup. The CMOS memory is maintained when the system is off by a battery backup.
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BIOS Setup
A utility provided by BIOS in POST. This is where users change parameters that affect the BIOS & system configuration. Also known as CMOS Setup, since the data is stored in CMOS memory.
    
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post #17 of 38
i knew that, however because everyone talks about OC'ing using BIOS
i must admit call CMOS BIOS too whenever people ask "where should i look/change these settings" or something like that...... and over time this slipped my mind "go into your CMOS settings" just sounds arkward IMO, but its what you actually doing, bios initializes the system/hardware, (to put it simple) before you can do anything with it....but still good clearing that up though.....
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post #18 of 38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NullWolf View Post
CMOS is the actual chip storing the data that the BIOS accesses. When you change your BIOS settings, your are changing the data stored in the CMOS.
So, you can change your BIOS, but you clear your CMOS.
The BIOS is ROM. Be it ROM PROM or EEPROM. The BIOS reads custom settings from the CMOS. When you're overclocking and in the CMOS Setup you aren't saving things to your BIOS. You're saving them to the CMOS RAM.

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When you turn on your computer, the BIOS does several things. This is its usual sequence:

1. Check the CMOS Setup for custom settings
2. Load the interrupt handlers and device drivers
3. Initialize registers and power management
4. Perform the power-on self-test (POST)
5. Display system settings
6. Determine which devices are bootable
7. Initiate the bootstrap sequence
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post #19 of 38
Well, since by entering this "CMOS setup" thing you gain access to data stored in the BIOS, that should technically be the same as accessing the BIOS itself. I know, my logic is infallible .
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post #20 of 38
So then basically, you can view and change the bios settings through the cmos,
Its kinda like viewing and altering your files through windows, when someone is trying to explain something they dont say go into windows, theyd say go into drive c or whatever (although windows is on the hard drive, and cmos isnt on the bios but you get my drift)

Am i correct?
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