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Poll Results: BIOS or UEFI?

 
  • 75% (94)
    UEFI! Innovative, Yet still powerful and reliable!
  • 24% (30)
    BIOS! Old ways are the best!
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post #41 of 58
What about you'fi?
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post #42 of 58
BIOS has to go. It's old, old code that we keep hackinhg bits together in order to make it work. It's now a zombie. Whereas UEFI is a full rewrite for modern hardware.
    
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post #43 of 58
I'll still call it Bios, because it's still a basic input output system. A wheels still a wheel, whether it has a metal rim or a pneumatic tyre.
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post #44 of 58
BIOS + mouse. Boots faster. Looks better. Enough said.
    
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post #45 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Does it support GPT?

Advantages of UEFI:
1) No 20 year old legacy code
2) Faster boot
3) Richer GUI
4) More overclocking features
5) Room for descriptions
6) Easier to develop
7) Supports GPT disks
8) Network support
9) CPU independent
With number 2: how much faster is it exactly?

I've seen UEFI systems boot and tbh it's barely any different in terms of speed. Can someone give me an actual time comparison?

Secondly, with number 9; are you saying that i could effectively POST (if it's still called that with UEFI) without a CPU in the mobo?

I embrace UEFI, with a little uncertainty i admit. One thing i feel alot of BIOS's need to improve upon is fan control. I don't wish to use a fan controller with my motherboards when i know the BIOS could effectively manage fan speeds if the user were given better/more options.

for example, having a interactive graph like that used in the Radeon Bios Editor for ATI GPU fans to reach their desired settings (for case/cpu fans) That would be brill.
Edited by Thingamajig - 2/2/11 at 11:49am
post #46 of 58
UEFi has bug's but its new tech so that's normal. UEFI is the way forward it has alot of advantages over the old 1950's bios
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post #47 of 58
I have no problem with UEFI, I think its cool and will only get better..... BUT all the people saying mouse + BIOS = dream or win ect ect, you guys must not have used a keyboard for long...or maybe you guys are just young and didnt/dont need to.

I can go threw my BIOS with my keyboard WAY faster then I can with a mouse. This comes in handy at overclocking comps. So id much rather use my keyboard anyways.
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post #48 of 58
Tell me how do I set up UEFI without reinstalling windows? Ever since I started reading about it I'm now hooked on the idea to get it
     
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post #49 of 58
Does my board support UEFI?
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post #50 of 58
My board has UEFI, and while it's nice and all, I really wouldn't miss it much if I had to go back to BIOS for whatever reason.
 
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