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Do I need UEFI?

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Last response: in Overclocking
February 10, 2013 7:24:48 PM

Quick question: I see on the UEFI Wikipedia page that the legacy partitioning method (Master Boot Record; MBR) limits partition size to ~2 TB. I was not aware of this.

As I'm preparing to purchase the components for my first build (a gaming PC), I'm wondering if I should be limiting my mobo choices to those that have UEFI rather than the legacy BIOS. If I'm thinking of buying, say, a 3TB HDD, do I understand correctly that I'll need UEFI in order to be able to use its full capacity?

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February 12, 2013 10:15:46 PM

all new boards can use 2+tb drives no problem. and that all new boards have a uefi bios anyways
February 20, 2013 3:07:25 AM

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