The BIOS is a very important part of our computer where we will have many adjustment possibilities that will make our PC work well. Its job is to see that all the hardware works properly when we start the operating system.
The BIOS is a part that we can define as hidden at the start of our computer. There is no standard way to enter it, since depending on the manufacturer of the motherboard, the way is different.
In some devices it is pressing the F12 key before starting the system, in others it is F2, in others it is F10 and there are even some that it is the delete key.
The appropriate thing is to find out in the instruction manual of our computer to know how to access it in a concrete way. The same thing happens with the options that each BIOS has, being from a different manufacturer, the menus will be different, the options placed in other places or even some option not found.
For this reason, it cannot be fully guaranteed that all the suggested configurations are in our BIOS, but it is normal that they are.
Boot the computer from a USB or DVD
Many times it will be great for us to be able to start the computer from a USB or a DVD because there is some kind of error at startup, because we directly seek to install the operating system again and even for the first time, if our newly purchased computer does not come with the Windows system.
For this, the normal thing is that the first thing that the boot manager reads, instead of the hard disk, is the USB drive or DVD and thus get what we have in one of these two media to run. We must guide ourselves to Bootable Device or Hard Disl Boot Priority and place what we are going to use first, that is, if it is the USB, then we place it first. With this we achieve that it is what is going to be read in the first instance.
RAM frequency and latency
We will be able to change the frequency and latency of the computer’s RAM memory, which will favor having more clarity in the PC’s programs. If we extend these terms we will achieve optimal response times.
We must go to the Advanced Memory Setting section of the BIOS and in these options you will find the way to configure the RAM memory in System Memory Multiplier (SPD). That is where we can increase the value until we have a suitable frequency so that everything works in the best way.
If you change the memory latency values, you have to make sure you set them right, otherwise you can get your computer into trouble. The appropriate thing is to know the values that come on the labels of the memory modules themselves or in the recommendations of the manufacturer of said module.
If you are sure of what you are going to do, you should go to Timing Setting and modify each of the memory channels that are installed.
There is a part of the BIOS called PC Health Status where the different temperature sensors of the device are controlled. There the fan is configured to our liking and even set alarms regarding temperature.
In the CPU Smart FAN Control and Smart FAN Mode controls, the fans are controlled, however, it is advised that if you are not sure how they work, it is better to leave it on Auto as a precaution. Keep in mind that each manufacturer may have a slight variation regarding temperature.
The temperature must always be in the range of 80 to 90 degrees, above this value a serious problem of overheating could be generated, and more so in high temperature climates.
It is recommended to put a password at the beginning of the boot, even if your Windows operating system has a prefix for a long time. With this password we can prevent anyone from even starting the computer. It can also be very useful to put a password when starting the hard drive.
The BIOS allows us to put several passwords that have nothing to do with those of Windows 10, if you have any. The only thing you are going to have to do is go to the Security Setting section and you have to choose between SETUP Administrator PassWord, POST Password or a HDD User.
If you put any of these passwords, when you want to delete or manage them you will have to return to the same place where you have configured them and, therefore, cancel them all in the same option.
Whenever we do something in the BIOS we must make sure that it is saved, so it is normal to press the Save and Exit button, which is normally F10 or F4, although this can change depending on the BIOS we have.
If we only click on Exit, everything we have done at that moment will be lost, since we only exit, leaving everything exactly the same, so we must be very careful with this small detail. Reported WildWestDominio, news and information agency.