New Options in BIOS Setting after flash

Gigabyte / P35c-ds3r
March 11, 2010 at 15:15:37
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3 GHz / 3582 MB

I recently formatted my machine and also flashed my BIOS. having done this i noticed that there were some new options in my BIOS and i was wandering if someone could possibly check to see if i have confugured it correctly please?


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March 11, 2010 at 16:37:37
I assume the settings that are highlighted?

Robust Graphics Booster...

For normal operation you can leave the System Voltage Control settings at Auto.


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March 11, 2010 at 16:37:43
What are your pictures sideways !

Auto is usually fine.

Always load Bios Defaults , save settings, after you flash the bios !

If in doubt about whether you might have made a mistake, load Bios Defaults !

Why did you flash the bios !

Flashing the bios IS NOT A CURE-ALL ! !
It's the riskiest thing you can do with a computer ! The bios can only be flashed a small number of times - the flash chip can even fail physically the FIRST time you try to flash. If the flash chip fails physically, your computer will never boot again with that bios chip ! If the bios chip is not removable, it's usually cheaper to replace the mboard that it to have an expert replace the bios chip !

Bios versions do not suddenly get corrupted!
If everything was fine with the same hardware with the same bios version previously, flashing the bios WILL NOT CURE YOUR PROBLEM !!

NEVER flash your bios unless you find specific info, e.g. in the release notes where the manufacturer lists the bios updates, that mention a specific problem you're having, or unless you must update the bios version to support a cpu you intend to install that the present bios version does not recognize!

If you flashed with a different bios version, you should ALWAYS go into the bios after you have flashed the bios, and load Bios Defaults, save settings, because flashing the bios usually does NOT reload the contents of the Cmos part of the bios, and your bios may not work properly if the Cmos contents do not match the bios version.

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March 11, 2010 at 16:58:48
"Why did you flash the bios !"
The same reason they all do it because, its newer and, newer is
always better, right?


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March 11, 2010 at 17:24:53
Well i flashed my bios because my bios was way too old, i
knew the risks but thought what the hey go for it if it fails buy
a new motherboard. I did load default settings after flash
however after that i wanted to make sure my RAM and CPU
were at a 1:1 ratio i adjusted some of the settinhs ie disabled
speed spectrum settings, but wasnt sure how to adjust the
other settings for best performance?

Ps this is weird my pictures are upright on my pc but when i
upload into photobucket they are sideways, sorry about that.

Any other feedback would be appreciated and thank you very
much for your help guys....

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March 11, 2010 at 18:12:30
"i wanted to make sure my RAM and CPU
were at a 1:1 ratio..."

Whether that's good thing or not depends on the cpu and the chipset.
jam seems to have nailed down the logic that's involved for some Intel combos.
Sometimes you have to manually increase the ram speed or the fsb speed in the bios when you install faster modules because the defaults don't do that.

You can look up the titles for anything in the bios you don't understand on the web, or some mboard manuals have decent explanations.

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