Bios Term

By: John Gibb

BIOS - Basic Input Output System

The central processing unit of a computer needs to communicate with the many hardware devices installed in your computer.

The BIOS of a computer contains a piece of software that enables the CPU to communicate with the many devices a computer has installed. The BIOS is normally installed in a ROM and is normally stored on a chip located on the motherboard of a computer.

When you turn on your computer, the bios is the firs thing to load up, you can enter this program by pressing a certain key on your computer keyboard.

The BIOS uses the CMOS memory to store all set configuration for your computer. You can change and alter settings in the BIOS and then save it to the CMOS memory.

There is now the flash bios, which enables you to update the bios information with updates etc. Many manufactures provide bios updates on their websites. This can help your computer stay updated and keep performance running smoothly.

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