Sunday, August 7, 2011

Understanding the Basics of the BIOS

You may be asking yourself, what is the BIOS? It stands for Basic Input Output System. The BIOS is embedded software which is in the motherboard that is executed when you turn on your PC.

The BIOS does many things such as dealing with RAM, detecting available hard drives, and dealing with the CPU. Once the BIOS had done what it has to do it starts the OS and lets the OS take control.

To access the BIOS turn on your PC and hit DEL, F1, or F2. If these options don't search it up.

In the BIOS you can tweak hardware such as RAM or the CPU. Be careful when doing this because you don't want to hurt your machine. If you start asking yourself questions research it. You then can improve the performance of your PC by overclocking you're hardware. When overclocking you can shorten the life of your hardware. To make things easier research a bit to find out how far your hardware can go! Remember to be careful when tweaking your hardware. Have fun!

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