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Thread: Dual Bios?




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    Why would you need a dual bios?(a feature on the Gigabyte GA-7VRXP KT333 mobo) What purpose does a dual bios serve. Whats so good about it?

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    It is more a backup - If you happen to use the wrong settings in the BIOS you can switch a jumper and use the second BIOS. Or if you try to flash your BIOS and it fails (if you loose power or flash with the wrong BIOS).
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    yeah...a handy feature indead :thumb:
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    Here's a snip from a review that I did...

    "Have you ever been in the middle of a BIOS update and then had it fail for some reason? Or how about getting that most recent email from your best friend only to find out that youíve been infected by some new virus that completely blows away your BIOS. Itís not too hard to come up with any number of reasons for something like Gigabyte offers us; namely their Dual BIOS.

    The way it works is simple. If you have a corrupted BIOS, there is a second chip mounted on the board that has the most recent GOOD version on it. When you discover that you have a problem, you just shut the system down, and then boot up again. When the memory testing screen appears, you hit F1 to enter the Dual BIOS/Q-FLASH area of the system. There, you will have options to boot up from the secondary BIOS chip and keep on going just as if nothing had happened.
    "

    Hope it clears things up a bit for you. ;)
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