Extracted Phoenix BIOS modules

This BIOS module contains the text strings of all the settings and text instructions that appear in the BIOS. An example of such a string is “Enhanced AHCI:”. This string relates to an item string in TEMPLAT0.ROM which controls this setting.

This BIOS module contains the BIOS menu layout,  item strings for BIOS settings/items, and functions for each item. This is the module that is modified to add new BIOS menus or reorganize them. The item strings in this file make sting calls to the STRINGS module. This allows for easy identification of item strings.… >>>Click Here To Continue Reading

Core Multi-Processing

This setting controls whether or not the computer will use more than one CPU core.

If this setting is set to “disabled,” then the computer will only use one CPU core. If this setting is set to “enabled,” then the computer will use all of the CPU cores.

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Frequency Ratio

The frequency ratio setting controls the multiplier of the CPU’s external clock rate. As such, this setting can be used to effectively underclock or overclock the CPU.

Example: The CPU in Notebook-A has an external clock rate of 166.67 MHz. The frequency ratio (aka multiplier) of the CPU is x14.  166.67 * 14 = 2333.33 MHz (2.33 GHz). If the multiplier were set to x15 instead of x14, the new clock speed of the CPU would be 2500MHz (2.50GHz). The value obtained by multiplying the external clock by the frequency ratio is known as the internal clock of the CPU. In the previous example, the internal clock rate was 2.50GHz.… >>>Click Here To Continue Reading

APM (Advanced Power Management)

APM is a set of programs that control the Advanced Power Management system found in most modern laptop computers

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ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)

ACPI establishes industry-standard interfaces enabling OS-directed configuration, power management, and thermal management of mobile, desktop, and server platforms.

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Enable or disable support for the hard disk’s S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring Analysis And Reporting Technology) capability. S.M.A.R.T. is supported by all current hard disks and allows the early prediction and warning of impending hard disk failures.

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Chipset-SATA Mode

IDE: Compatibility mode disables AHCI support.

AHCI: Supports advanced SATA features such as Native Command Queuing.

RAID: Allows multiple drives to be merged into larger volumes for increased performance and/or reliability. Always enables AHCI.

Warning: operating system may not boot if this setting is changed after the operating system installation.

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Chassis Intrusion

This option enables or disables recording and warning if a user opens the side panel on a computer. Unless you are concerned with the case being opened, it is safe to turn off.

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