What exactly is BIOS modding?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Deluded, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Deluded

    Deluded MDL Novice

    Aug 15, 2009
    Forgive me for my ignorance, but I am curious.

    Before you all yell "REED DEH FAQ U NOOB", please bear with me.

    I did read the FAQ, and even the wiki link -- but that still doesn't explain what you guys specifically mod various BIOSes for. From what little I understand, most of BIOS modding is for bypassing windows.

    I am curious, if it would be possible to simply mod a specific BIOS for, say, increasing overclocking potential? (Such as increasing the available vcore options, FSB:DRAM ratio, etcetc.

    I was led here when I searched for ways to modify my motherboard BIOS.

    Thanks (for tolerating my stupidity)!:D
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

    Aug 13, 2008
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  3. Deluded

    Deluded MDL Novice

    Aug 15, 2009
    Thanks for the reply.

    I called it 'bypassing' because I wasn't sure what else to call it. Thanks. :)

    Hmm, I'm not interested in adding a whole bunch of bells and whisles to my BIOS. :cool: Just for increased overclocking potential -- such as making more vcore options available (I know my motherboard goes up to 1.45 vcore, but the maximum shown in BIOS is 1.35 :confused:.) or more FSB DRAM ratio (such as 2:1, 3:4, 5:4, you get the gist), simple stuff like that. :D

    Still, thanks for that link. I'll check it out.


    CPU: AMD Althon 64 X2 5200+
    MOBO: MSI MS-7369 (codename: MSI NEO V2)

    Hmm, how to find the rest of my motherboard specification?

    *goes off to read stickies*