What are the advantages and disadvantages in Bios Modding?

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  1. Crosshair24

    Crosshair24 MDL Novice

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    What are the advantages and disadvantages in Bios Modding?
     
  2. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Disadvantage:
    - Brick your motherboard, then:
    - Buy a new motherboard
    - work out if there's a way to recovery flash it
    - buy a eprom programmer to flash the bios.

    Advantage:
    - For Activation? If so then Slic is always there & Vist/Win7 installs would appear genuine to MS.
    - No need for a loader, crack or patching.
    - Fix some stupid defaults. ie MS 970A-G43 default for Sata is IDE. Modded to default of AHCI is better.
    - Add your own cool Legacy and/or UEFI logo.
    - upgrade outdated option rom if required.
    - enable SLI on boards that only do Crossfire.
     
  3. Alphawaves

    Alphawaves Super Moderator/Developer
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    Disadvantage:
    - Use a loader :eek:
     
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  4. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Yes, troublesome under uefi installation.
     
  5. spinalgr1998

    spinalgr1998 MDL Member

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    if flashig goes wrong then the motherboard become crappy...