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The BIOS Companion

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arman68

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The BIOS companion

The BIOS Companion

ftp://www.electrocution.com/pub/users/electroc/biosdl.pdf

Inside your computer are several smaller ones, which must work together for best performance. Getting them to do this, rather than pulling against each other, can make quite a difference to how your machine behaves, but most come out of their boxes inadequately set up because there isn't enough time or incentive for the manufacturers to do it for you - they mostly choose standard CMOS settings to suit the widest circumstances (and keep BIOS problems to a minimum), which are often the slowest.
The BIOS Companion explains those secret settings in the CMOS Setup and contains a wealth of data for troubleshooting, including Nasty Noises, Error and POST Codes (for your diagnostic card), and more - there are over 450 pages. It helps you cope with CMOS problems and reduces the need to call for tech support. Download the first 28 pages of BIOS information here (includes Table of Contents).



Volume 2 in on Motherboards

ftp://www.electrocution.com/pub/users/electroc/Vol2dl.PDF


Volume 3 is on Hard Disk Tables, Expansion Cards, Printer switches, Pinouts and FCC ID's

ftp://www.electrocution.com/pub/users/electroc/Vol3dl.PDF
 
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arman68

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No reply! :eek:

Trust me, the first volume is essential reading and should be on every overclocker's bookshelf.