Motherboards - Motherboard BIOS

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-BIOS (Basic Input Output System), is the lowest form of software running on your system. If you have ever looked at it you know you can change many system setting using it. The BIOS does most of the behind the scenes work such as configuring hard disk and parallel ports, managing bus transfers, and managing memory schemes.

-Anymore you can reprogram your BIOS using a process called flashing. No this isn’t taking your clothes off and mooning the motherboard but using software to alter the programming of the BIOS itself. Most of the BIOS software is held on an EPROM chip or EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory) chip. Most modern boards use this type of memory for future upgrades.

-Look into motherboard with flashable BIOS. This can help you out in the future as architectures change and upgrading wont be such a big issue.

-So how do we install a motherboard and what's involved? Take a look at installing or troubleshooting a motherboard.

Installing a Motherboard

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