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February 5, 2007 8:19:43 AM

does the size of a bios have an affect on performance??

Is an 8mb better than a 4mb bios?

whats the point of having a bigger bios? what is it good for?

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February 5, 2007 4:01:46 PM

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whats the point of having a bigger bios? what is it good for?


To start these threads :lol: 
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February 5, 2007 6:36:54 PM

Think if it in car terms. Which is the better car, one with a speedo that goes to 160MPH or one that goes to 200MPH? Does any of that really matter if they are both limited to 155MPH? (elect or mech, doesn't matter.)

A larger bios simply allows more features to be added, but you still need the company to make the features. If the bios comp A makes is only 2.23MBs large, it doesn't matter if its in a 4MB or 8MB bios. I've seen some companies use the extra bios space for things like including Memtest as a bios option. Again, it only matters if whoever made the motherboard bothered to put anything extra in the bios/chip.
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February 5, 2007 7:24:04 PM

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does the size of a bios have an affect on performance??

Is an 8mb better than a 4mb bios?

whats the point of having a bigger bios? what is it good for?


Most of what a BIOS does can be done in very little space. That extra space is sometimes used to support a GUI or other optional user-helpful features.
February 5, 2007 8:57:20 PM

no, and i believe most BIOSes are 8 Mbit, not 8MByte.
February 5, 2007 11:55:06 PM

Absolutely not.The size of the bios has nothing to do with computer performance.The info in the bios itself can mean the difference between a good overclocker and a not so good one.But the size means nothing,like others have said the size difference just allows for more features to be written to it.

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February 6, 2007 1:53:31 AM

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does the size of a bios have an affect on performance??

Is an 8mb better than a 4mb bios?

whats the point of having a bigger bios? what is it good for?


Woof,

You already started a thread about this:

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?nam...

I told you it was in the wrong section and an admin moved it. Then you re-created it back in the wrong section?
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