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Newbie bios question

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December 18, 2012 10:57:05 AM

Don't make fun of me. I've built about 5 of my own computers so far, but I've never learned what I need to do in the bios. Really, I never change anything. I'm getting ready to build a machine with:
- ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
- EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
- Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core
- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

I don't want to overclock or anything. But is there anything I should always be looking out for in bios settings, something I should always adjust? I'm happy to read if someone can point me to a good tutorial, but wanted some idea before reading blind. Thanks for any help or opinions.

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a b V Motherboard
December 18, 2012 11:05:30 AM

well first after assembling the computer I go to bios to check processor and motherboard temp. looking at processor temp tells me if i installed the heatsink correctly or not. after you install windows i go back to bios and set the physical drive as only device to boot from to speed up your boot process. if you set up raid you will do that in bios too before installing windows.
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December 20, 2012 12:11:47 AM

Thanks for the reply. So there's not anything with the memory, or any other certain settings that I need to bother with as a standard practice? I figured there was some certain things that always needed to be done.
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a b V Motherboard
December 20, 2012 9:48:27 AM

a quick reminder that BIOS will report temps quiet higher than what you'll se in windows....so dont start panicking if you see temps in upper 60 C in BIOS...
happy building
-satyam
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December 21, 2012 6:25:21 PM

Thanks much. I just didn't know if there was a standard set of things folks checked on.
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