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Re: New Computer
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2014, 06:06:59 pm »
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Just noticed that it says at the top "UEFI Dual BIOS", lol, so I am not going to update the BIOS as they say it is risky and you shall only do so if the bios isn't working correctly.

Also, just noticed it has a ultra-fast boot option, lol
Dual BIOS means if you brick one, it can still boot using the other. Basically unbrickable.
And if you don't update, it will crash randomly. Just freeze, sometimes reset.

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Re: New Computer
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2014, 06:15:26 pm »
Apparently there has never been an update for my Sapphire 7970 OC w/ boost though. But definitely update the mobo's BIOS. I did it like twice although idk what it adds. :P It's still a good idea to do it. Asus boards have an anti brick system and I wouldn't be surprised that others have something like that.

Oh btw your PC is definitely good enough to run Dolphin (GameCube/Wii emu). :P

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Re: New Computer
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2014, 06:47:13 pm »
Eh, i got a little issue, i enabled this ultra-fast boot on my bios and now i can't get into it anymore D:

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Re: New Computer
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2014, 06:50:58 pm »
Well, ultra fast boot is for Wincrap 8 uefi boot AFAIK.

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Re: New Computer
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2014, 06:52:17 pm »
well, i can't disable it because i can't enter the bios :P

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Re: New Computer
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2014, 07:07:15 pm »
Lol reset the CMOS. :P Read the mobo manual for info as this varies for every model.

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Re: New Computer
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2014, 07:33:48 pm »
It doesn't say it O.O
The only way i can think of right now is by removing the bios battery but i don't feel like doing that really :P
Also, the reason why I can't enter bios is that on ultra-fast boot aparently it won't detect usb stuff until after booting or something <_<

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Re: New Computer
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2014, 07:50:32 pm »
Jup, that's Ultra-Fast boot. Just don't enable anything "Ultra" "Mega" "Super" "3D" "Advanced" "Hyper" "Intelligent".
And to reset the BIOS, you don't need to take the battery out. Just put in the CMOS_CLR jumper and turn it on.

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Re: New Computer
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2014, 08:00:05 pm »
Removing the bios battery actually resets the CMOS. :P
Also I always remove the battery and set the clr-rtc jumper on my Asus board, wait some then put everything back. Maybe it's not the right way. XD

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Re: New Computer
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2014, 08:05:36 pm »
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Removing the bios battery actually resets the CMOS.
It doesn't. Most mainboards have an EEPROM. Just the RTC doesn't get updated.

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Re: New Computer
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2014, 08:50:24 pm »
Oh well maybe. But you don't need to turn the PC on with my board. As I said, I just remove the battery then set the jumper for a couple seconds before setting it back and putting back the battery. All that with power off ofc (hell, I have to remove the GPU to access the battery on my board :P).

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Re: New Computer
« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2014, 08:55:45 pm »
i did
grub-install --target=blahblahblah --recheck /dev/sda

unless you're dual booting, using grub is pointless; it just slows down your startup. take a look at gummiboot.

Removing the bios battery actually resets the CMOS. :P
Also I always remove the battery and set the clr-rtc jumper on my Asus board, wait some then put everything back. Maybe it's not the right way. XD

what do you mean by "The CMOS"? there's one inside literally every single transistor in the board :P

EDIT: you could also just turn the machine on and then off again before it can complete a POST. the next time you turn it on, it will probably complain about a failed boot and give you the option to go to the boot menu and change settings. alternatively, disconnect all network and disc connections :P
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Re: New Computer
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2014, 03:05:28 am »
Hmmm, by CMOS I mean CMOS settings of course. It's just a way to name the system settings memory. :P

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Re: New Computer
« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2014, 09:37:44 am »
* Art_of_camelot pokes Sorunome to post the computer stats. :P

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Re: New Computer
« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2014, 09:50:43 am »
With so many members with beefy PCs now we'll have to compare benchmark scores. :P