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Beno
02-22-2001, 05:49 AM
Hi every1,

Want to know the answer to these questions:

I know what BIOS does know but how does it relate to CMOS.
What I know about CMOS is that its circuit technology (correct me if I am wrong of course!!) that holds the BIOS ROM code.

Is CMOS just the technology that holds BIOS or is CMOS some hard coded code like BIOS that you can adjust??

What are the different roles played by CMOS as opposed to BIOS???

Could anyone help me with these questions?

Thanks so much if you can

Beno

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Randy_tx
02-22-2001, 09:39 AM
Try typing bios + cmos in your browser....you will find out more than you want to know about the subject! http://auto.search.msn.com/results.asp?cfg=SMCINITIAL&srch=5&FORM=AS5&RS=CHECKED&v=1&q=bios+%2B+cmos

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Beno
02-22-2001, 06:14 PM
Thanks Randy_tx,

that site you gave me helped tremendoulsy!!!!

:-))

Beno

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baoluanle
02-28-2001, 07:55 PM
CMOS stands for Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor. Yes, like you said cmos is a type of chip technology. As to its relation to BIOS, the CMOS RAM, which is the RAM thay uses CMOS technique, stores the system setup parameters of your computer and the BIOS, Basic Input/Output System, is the part of the operating system which configures the computer's input and output devices.
Hope that helps, at least somewhat!!!

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Beno
02-28-2001, 11:07 PM
Hey there!!,

Thanks a lot for that reply, yeah it all makes sense to me now!!! :-))

Pretty simple huh!!!!!!

Cya

Beno

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