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Which is correct, CMOS setup or BIOS setup?

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February 10, 2012 1:24:39 AM

Hello guys, just want to know what is the correct term about the firmware called BIOS. Should I say CMOS setup or BIOS setup? Thanks! :)  :D 
a c 190 K Overclocking
February 10, 2012 2:09:10 AM

The motherboards 'menu' is referred to as bios, Cmos is usually the term used for the battery that you occasionally replace
Moto
February 10, 2012 2:17:05 AM

So the correct term is BIOS setup?
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a c 182 K Overclocking
February 10, 2012 3:25:55 AM

The CMOS is a chip(Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) which stores your mobo bios settings in it's memory.
When someone resets their bios = like an unstable overclock for example,many boards have a CMOS button(or jumper pins) which resets the bios to pre-overclock(factory bios) settings.
Another method is to remove the CMOS battery for a couple of minutes = accomplishes the same thing.(resets the bios)
February 10, 2012 3:56:24 AM

@davcon
So it's a BIOS setup? BIOS setup is the correct term?

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a c 182 K Overclocking
February 10, 2012 4:12:03 AM
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shengton said:
@davcon
So it's a BIOS setup? BIOS setup is the correct term?

Yep!
February 10, 2012 8:31:07 AM

I see, thanks davcon.
February 10, 2012 8:31:29 AM

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February 10, 2012 9:55:53 AM

Yes bios is the name of the software like os for operating system cmos is where its stored
February 17, 2012 8:20:53 AM

both
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