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Most of the time when I tell someone to go to their CMOS settings, they say "huh?", then I tell them their BIOS, and they say "Oh ok."

That's why most people refer to it as BIOS and not CMOS.
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post #32 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
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 .
Nope, you aren't accessing bios data, the bios accesses the CMOS data. You are storing info in the CMOS so when the bios initiates your computer it goes to the CMOS to see what it should do a certain thing at. For example, your bios knows it has to run the bus speed at a certain rate, it looks in the CMOS for what that rate is set at.

edit, damn you modki, beat me too it
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post #33 of 38
This is not an OT worthy post and as such I am relocating it to the "Other Software" section.

BTW, nice post Modki!
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post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by NullWolf View Post
Check eBay, you can get them enywhere from $10-$???
I mean't "back in the day". Are EPROMs (not EEPROMs) still being used in todays systems?

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post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by TheLaughingMan View Post
I mean't "back in the day". Are EPROMs (not EEPROMs) still being used in todays systems?
No idea how much they were back in the day...

Last time I used one was about 2 years ago, mostly you'll find EPROMs in some machinery now (plotters etc...), not computers.
    
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post #36 of 38
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Originally Posted by Modki View Post
Lol it's not hard to grasp. The BIOS has nothing of the CMOS in it.

The BIOS asks the CMOS "Hey mate what should we do with this CPU?"
The CMOS checks his RAM and says "Oh lord he wants it at 500 and vcore at 1.375..."
The BIOS not knowing what else it should be happily say "Oi CPU Freq, get yer ass to 500!!"
The CPU Freq by this time (whacked on lots of voltage) is like "LAWLZ OK GUY WHEEEE"
Then the BIOS asks the CMOS "Hey what about this whacky ram sticks?"
The CMOS looks back at his RAM and says "Hmm well he's got it at 1:1 and 2.2v on the sticks"
BIOS goes over to the ram sticks swats the coffee out of their hands and shouts "Hey you slackers coffee breaks over, Get over there in dual channel @ 1:1 with 2.2 volts!"

By this time the drives come in late (again) and the BIOS says "Hey CMOS what about these clowns?"
CMOS looks up and says "That one's a DVD ROM the other is a 250GB and the last one's a 60GB get the 250GB ready to load the OS, it's first in the boot sequnce if he should fail kill him and let the DVDROM carry out his mission"

Anyways so the OS kicks in and is like "RAWRRRGH I IZ ALIVE!!"
The CMOS chuckles and knocks off since his job is done and the OS and BIOS hang out for the rest of the day discussing that new hottie in the graphics department.
If this wasn't so long, it'd definately be sig-worthy.
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post #37 of 38
you've got to love the A+ certification... the CMOS setup is still your BIOS... just on a 4MB CMOS chip instead of a 32KB EEPROM...
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post #38 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
Lol it's not hard to grasp. The BIOS has nothing of the CMOS in it.

The BIOS asks the CMOS "Hey mate what should we do with this CPU?"
The CMOS checks his RAM and says "Oh lord he wants it at 500 and vcore at 1.375..."
The BIOS not knowing what else it should be happily say "Oi CPU Freq, get yer ass to 500!!"
The CPU Freq by this time (whacked on lots of voltage) is like "LAWLZ OK GUY WHEEEE"
Then the BIOS asks the CMOS "Hey what about this whacky ram sticks?"
The CMOS looks back at his RAM and says "Hmm well he's got it at 1:1 and 2.2v on the sticks"
BIOS goes over to the ram sticks swats the coffee out of their hands and shouts "Hey you slackers coffee breaks over, Get over there in dual channel @ 1:1 with 2.2 volts!"

By this time the drives come in late (again) and the BIOS says "Hey CMOS what about these clowns?"
CMOS looks up and says "That one's a DVD ROM the other is a 250GB and the last one's a 60GB get the 250GB ready to load the OS, it's first in the boot sequnce if he should fail kill him and let the DVDROM carry out his mission"

Anyways so the OS kicks in and is like "RAWRRRGH I IZ ALIVE!!"
The CMOS chuckles and knocks off since his job is done and the OS and BIOS hang out for the rest of the day discussing that new hottie in the graphics department.
ROFL........ yeah that's basically what it does, but then in nooBlified terms......
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