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How to optimize BIOS settings

Your computer will run faster, more stable and economically, when you change the appropriate settings in the BIOS.

BIOS does not need to be either downloaded or installed. This elementary software (Basic Input Output System) is stored in one of the integrated circuits located on the motherboard of the computer. Every time you turn on the desktop or portable computer, it runs automatically.

Checks the installed hardware components and prepares them initially to action.

This operation is called initialization equipment. Only then it follows the start of the operating system. If you can choose the appropriate BIOS settings, the computer can run more efficiently, and more economically stable. Type BIOS (AMI or Award / Phoenix) is listed on the start-up screen that appears for a while after turning on the computer. It displays the information such as the version number of the BIOS, motherboard model, basic data processor, memory, as well as details of the installed hard disks. To get to the BIOS settings, you need to press a specific key.

The names of the options in the BIOS are slightly different from each other depending on the manufacturer and the BIOS version.

Find your BIOS appropriate parameter and set to the value proposed by us. Menu operation is very simple. In the right part of the screen, you will find a list of keys that are used to navigate the menu. To check whether the changes in the BIOS, your computer is running efficiently and securely, you can use a free diagnostic program such as Sandra Lite. If incorrect or too radical settings make your PC refuses to obey. Just a few minor changes in the BIOS will save electricity and also decrease the noise that comes from the fan in the computer.

  • Reducing power consumption. Power-saving mode in the BIOS carries different names depending on the version, and the processor manufacturer.
  • Quiet fans. A relatively new feature is the ability to adjust the fan speed. Their speed is adjusted dynamically depending on the temperature of the CPU or the housing.
  • Turn on standby mode. The standby mode, in which passes the computer automatically after a certain period of inactivity, is called S.
  • Faster start-up. By blocking tests of memory and checking the installed hard drives, you can reduce boot-up time of approx. Five to ten seconds.
  • Turning off unnecessary appliances. With the increasing number of components on the motherboard extends startup time.
  • Increasing total capacity. Using the BIOS can be lifted slower CPU and RAM to bring these elements to their limits.
  • Updating the BIOS. The updated version of the BIOS can improve detection of new devices and remove errors associated with hardware support. Some BIOS versions even equip the motherboard in the new features that were introduced during the refinement of the model.