Gigabyte EP45-DS3R ReviewMakaveli - September 10, 2008
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The Basic Input Output System (BIOS) is vital to any computer, and is where you can alter many of your system's settings. Gigabyte implements a unique feature called the Dual BIOS technology, which basically means that if one of your BIOSes is corrupt or doesn't boot up, the motherboard will load up the second BIOS instantly. This really does provide users with a peace of mind during overclocking, because you know there is a back up for your BIOS.
Main & Standard CMOS:
The first thing you'll be shown is the Main screen. This is where you can pick and choose what you want to change from multiple sections. "Standard CMOS Setup" is where you can check on the hard drives and optical drives that you have hooked up. You can also change the time and date here.
Advanced BIOS Features:
This tab is where you can change the CPU functions, such as C1E, EIST, and Virtualization, as well as your boot device order.
Integrated Peripherals & Power Management:
"Integrated Peripherals" is where you can alter the onboard SATA and LAN settings. The Power Management tab is where you can set up your power features.
PnP/PCI & PC Health Status:
Here you can decide which display initializes for graphics first, and also view the temperatures and fan speeds of your system.
Security Chip Configuration:
Here is where you can take advantage of the Ultra TPM feature of the BIOS. Ultra TPM provides industry-leading data security that you can turn on, activate, or disable in this tab.