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Say goodbye to BIOS and hello to UEFI!

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Say goodbye to BIOS and hello to UEFI!

    By Woody Leonhard

    If you've ever struggled with your PC's BIOS or been knee-capped by a rootkit that assailed the BIOS you undoubtedly wondered why this archaic part of every PC wasn't scrapped long ago.

    Well, be of good cheer: Windows 8 will finally pull the PC industry out of the BIOS generation and into a far more capable and controversial alternative, the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface.

    To best understand where we're headed, it's helpful to look at where we've been. An integral part of every PC, the Basic Input/Output System spans the entire history of the personal computer more than 30 years. The very first IBM PC had a BIOS. And despite extraordinary advances in hardware and software, the BIOS we still puzzle over today is not much different from the one in that original PC.

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    It's a good change lets hope they will allow it to run on anything like BIOS does.

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    TestAll, the UEFI interface is very interesting. Is this from any rig of yours ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    TestAll, the UEFI interface is very interesting. Is this from any rig of yours ?
    Nop I copy/paste from the echrada post.
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    Now I see.

    Nice reading there
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    more pictures

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    Win 7 Pro x64

    I had read about a year or two ago that "bios", as we know it today, was never intended to last as long as it did. I like the idea of the UEFI, but I worry about the security part of it. I've never had an attack on any bios I have used the past 15 years (that I am aware of). I wonder if it might become an issue with UEFI.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    eUFI is gorgeous! I cannot wait until I complete my rebuild and have an eUFI board! OH!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    eUFI is gorgeous! I cannot wait until I complete my rebuild and have an eUFI board! OH!!
    I just built one with new bios and love the new interface. i3 2105 with a P8H67M-LE Asus board with Kingston Hyperx DDR2 13333 4 gig of memory quite the nice snappy build. I like the new AI suite and so far so good run cool and quiet with stock cooler with the pad taken off smothed up the bottom of the intel heatsink and applied Artic Silver 5. Using Prime and 4 workers got it up to 38c for 2 hours no problem very stable.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium FR x64

    Still stuck on BIOS for the next couple of years... until I change computers. I know that it's a "couple" of years coz I don't have a job, can't find one (in the state I am) and I live on 400$ a month, so yeah.

    So I will use my good ol' BIOS until then...
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