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what is its advantage over a normal bios? i currently have the latest bios according to here
the asus support
http://support.asus.com/download/Dow...Language=en-us
for my mobo but i see there is an efi bios, but they are all "beta versions" is there any benefit in trying that?
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The EFI is not a bios, but a replacement for bios.
Its a new way for the operation system to connect to the hardware over bios.
It supports bigger HDDs for boot, faster to load over bios, and more. That is in a nut-shell.
It is better, but not many motherboards use it.

The P5Q Deluxe does have an EFI, but if you do not know what you are doing, or don't wish to maybe make more harm than good, I would suggest not trying it.

Its a pretty early try by asus for an EFI, and it was not always working, not with every memory and so on.
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