BIOS Setup

  johndrew 12:36 22 Nov 2008

I have just had to replace my motherboard battery and as a result lost my BIOS settings. The battery was completely flat (no voltage at all on the multimeter) which meant the CMOS was lost.

I believe I have all settings correct bar one item, the `OS Select For DRAM >64MB`, this is set (Default) to `Non-OS2` which I think is right but would like confirmation of if possible. I`m not sure what `OS2` means.

The motherboard is Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe with a Pheonix-Award BIOS. I have 2028GB of Dual DDR SDRAM installed.

Many thanks in anticipation.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:20 22 Nov 2008

OS/2 is a computer operating system, initially created by Microsoft and IBM, then later developed by IBM exclusively. The name stands for "Operating System/2,"

You of course will be using Windows or Linux operating system, therefore you setting is correct.

  I am Spartacus 13:21 22 Nov 2008

OS/2 was a collaboration between MS and IBM for an Operating System many years ago click here

Leave the BIOS at the default.

  johndrew 13:29 22 Nov 2008

Many thanks people. I am a little wiser now as to what OS/2 is all about.

Fruit Bat /\0/\
Yes, you are right, I should have said I was running XP.

Perhaps as an Amiga owner (and occasional user) I should have recognised the reference to OS/2.

Thanks once again.

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