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IOACPI Function

This field enables or disables the APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller). It is highly recommended that this option is enabled for Windows operating systems. This function will expand available PCI/IRQ resources on your computer.… >>>Click Here To Continue Reading

Date (MM:DD:YY)

Allows you to set the system clock to the current time. This is important for some operating systems that rely on a properly set BIOS clock.… >>>Click Here To Continue Reading

Boot-Up Num Lock LED

When this setting is enabled, the Num Lock key will be automatically turned on when the system boots. This enables functionality of the numerical keyboard on full size computer keyboards.… >>>Click Here To Continue Reading

BIOS Flash Protection

This function protects the BIOS from being written to or corrupted by users authorized and unauthorized. When enabled, data cannot be written to the BIOS chip even with a flash utility. You should enable this function at all times unless you need to update your computer’s BIOS version.… >>>Click Here To Continue Reading

Success: NVIDIA GTX 580M SLI on Alienware M17x-R2 Laptop

With the release of Dell Alienware’s M18x laptop,¬†many gamers and enthusiasts have been impressed by the performance seen with its dual NVIDIA GTX 580M SLI graphics cards. Owners of the M18x predecessor, the M17x-R2, upgraded their laptops from the 285M SLi configuration to that of the 580M SLI platform, thinking it would be an easy upgrade to make their laptop of equal value in comparison to the M18x. Unfortunately, while the 580M cards were installed correctly, SLI was not enabled in the driver as the graphics upgrade was not natively supported by Alienware or Dell, effectively only allowing the use of one GPU.… >>>Click Here To Continue Reading

Windows-on-ARM: Hot Topic at CES 2012

Windows on ARM (WoA), a combination of Windows 8 and ARM-based processors, is expected to make an official appearance at the end of 2012 and will try to compete in the notebook market as soon as June 2013, according to sources from notebook vendors.

Since players such as Nvidia and Qualcomm have been enhancing their ARM-based processors’ power consumption and performance, if their processors can successfully pair up with Windows 8 and receive Windows software support, the WoA platform may soon be able to compete against Intel and AMD.

The sources pointed out that players with ARM-based processors are aggressive about WoA platform and are hoping that the platform will be able to raise their share in the tablet PC market as well as help them enter the notebook industry that has been dominated by Wintel.… >>>Click Here To Continue Reading

How to Get Involved with the Largest BIOS Modding Community on the Internet

BIOS-Mods has grown over the last ten years to be the largest BIOS Update and Modification Resource on the internet. Started in 2001, it has grown to be the largest site for taking requests and completing motherboard BIOS modifications through our forums, live chat interface, and digital resources. After changing administration in 2009, the growth in community support in our forums has been overwhelmingly positive. During this month (December 2011), our traffic levels exceeded the bandwidth available on our current servers, and we purchased dedicated servers so that our community could continue to grow without limitation.… >>>Click Here To Continue Reading

BIOS-Mods Server Back Online

Dear Community,

For nearly 10 hours on Thursday, November 18th, 2011, the BIOS-Mods servers went offline unexpectedly. Our hosting provider had turned off our server after seeing a “large number” of connections to the site. The site went offline without notification, and our community was not informed of the downtime mainly because we weren’t informed either.

While we are looking into a possible DDoS attack or similar spamming attack, we appreciate your patience. BIOS-Mods has had a very reputable history of maintaining a 99% plus uptime rating, and we want to keep it this way.… >>>Click Here To Continue Reading