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Which is correct, CMOS setup or BIOS setup?

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
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  1. The motherboards 'menu' is referred to as bios, Cmos is usually the term used for the battery that you occasionally replace
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  2. So the correct term is BIOS setup?
  3. 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)
  4. @davcon
    So it's a BIOS setup? BIOS setup is the correct term?
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    shengton said:
    @davcon
    So it's a BIOS setup? BIOS setup is the correct term?

    Yep!
  6. I see, thanks davcon.
  7. Best answer selected by shengton.
  8. Yes bios is the name of the software like os for operating system cmos is where its stored
  9. both
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