Breaking Through the BIOS Barrier: The Definitive BIOS Optimization Guide for PCs

What is a BIOS? BIOS, pronounced "bye-ose," is an acronym that standsfor Basic Input Output System. The BIOS is built-in software that determineswhat a computer can do without accessing programs from a disk. On PCs, theBIOS contains all the code required to control the keyboard, display screen,disk drives, serial communications, and a number of miscellaneous functions.Furthermore, The BIOS is responsible for booting your PC by providing abasic set of instructions. The BIOS performs all the necessary tasks that needto be initiated at start-up time: POST(Power-On Self Test, booting anoperating system from FDD or HDD)…

Submitted:Dec 29, 2005
Author:Adrian Wong
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9 diggs • 0 comments • Dec 29, 2005

Book on optimizing your BIOS

No, it's not about optimizing your biography. This book is about the motherboard BIOS. Written by the folks from rojakpot.com. You can get the free version there too but I think it's the simpler version of the book.

4 diggs • 0 comments • Feb 23, 2006

Superb reference on the BIOS and how to optimize it

Just bought this book and was impressed with it. Saw it in B&N but got it cheaper in Amazon.