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I'd have DOS 6.22 on my main rig if it was possible for my DOS games to detect any audio hardware.
there are sound blaster emulator drivers for pci sound blaster cards. the driver came with dos 7.1
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post #102 of 166
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Could some One in here with a Little more Knowledge Make a Voting topic on this so we can see which one would be more Welcome ?

Old BIOS GUI Versus UEFI GUI.

just an Idea
Pointless because most here already are displayed their ignorance of BIOS.

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I'd have DOS 6.22 on my main rig if it was possible for my DOS games to detect any audio hardware.
Well... isn't that the point? Why does DOS 6.22 support audio hardware? Because PC hardware has changed over 20 years.

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there are sound blaster emulator drivers for pci sound blaster cards. the driver came with dos 7.1
A workaround which wastes resources, hurts performance, takes extra steps to implement, and does not always work.... like BIOS.
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I like how everyone is saying that it would be "slower" to navigate a UEFI interface than it would to navigate a BIOS interface. With a mouse, you could make changes to overclock settings *much* faster by just clicking on what you want to change rather than pressing down and enter keys a million times.
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If it retains the functionality of a BIOS, what's to worry about? I think that the demand for faster boot times will eventually bring this to fruition.

I'd also like to see PCI slots gone from modern motherboards. We don't need to be wasting PCIe slot space for a standard that's 17 years old.
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there are sound blaster emulator drivers for pci sound blaster cards. the driver came with dos 7.1
A workaround which wastes resources, hurts performance, takes extra steps to implement, and does not always work.... like BIOS.
It may be a workaround but it works grate and dose wastes resources
I have a pc that have s 486 8mb ram pci sound blaster 16 awe played games QUAKE and Doom fine.
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If it retains the functionality of a BIOS, what's to worry about? I think that the demand for faster boot times will eventually bring this to fruition.
That and 2TB+ HDD.

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I'd also like to see PCI slots gone from modern motherboards. We don't need to be wasting PCIe slot space for a standard that's 17 years old.
There are PCI cards still.... try finding PCI WiFi cards. However, looking at the newest enthusiast boards... you'll find less and less PCI slots. Many have one or less.
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Can a motherboard that uses BIOS be flashed to a updated firmware that UEFI?
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post #108 of 166
If it has all the options of a Basic Input Output System and it has some advantages over bios then ok. Sounds like some bios OS tied to the MB. Still would need updates.
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Can a motherboard that uses BIOS be flashed to a updated firmware that UEFI?
No. BIOS chip doesn't have enough memory.... and there are probably other limitations as the chips are probably different.
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If it retains the functionality of a BIOS, what's to worry about? I think that the demand for faster boot times will eventually bring this to fruition.

I'd also like to see PCI slots gone from modern motherboards. We don't need to be wasting PCIe slot space for a standard that's 17 years old.
im sorry i like using my sound card?
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