Dual Bios

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dave holbon, Jul 9, 2002.

  1. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    Does anyone know of any reason to purchase a mb with a dual bios, appart from the abvious virus or flashing problems?
     
  2. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Yeah, you can test Beta releases and hack BIOS to your hearts content without problem of not being able to post. I use Bios Savior by IOSS and ModBin. Tweaking starts in the Bios!:)
     
  3. If you can find a board for the general user market that can support duel BIOS I congradulate you. I've never run across one, and as a programer I would go insane if I had to write code for one.
     
  4. dave holbon

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    Just about all Gigabyte boards have dual bioses. They hold the patent on the technology. No huge programming effort is required as the bios is an exact copy of the original which, is programmed to copy the original if the board won't boot, about 25 extra line of code or less!!
     
  5. First I heard of their boards. (I need to get out more) Do you have a link to their webpage? I still think that I would go insane writing BIOS code though :)
     
  6. Gouk

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    my old motherboard is a GigaByte 7ZX and it has Dual Bios.

    its an excellent feature. i corrupted my main bios once and the backup bios kicked in and all was fine :)
     
  7. dave holbon

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