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jst42day

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Hi,
It's misadventure time for me again.
I want to build a new pc but am hesitant for one reason.
I've read in a few places about setting up the BIOS before even installing the operating system, if I remember correctly.
It sounds like it would be over my head. I still haven't figured out how to flash the BIOS.
I've got some new stuff in my current pc, such as DVD writer, which I plan on uising in the new setup.
Haven't yet decided if I'm going with Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 or AMD 6000+. Andf a mobo for whatever I buy.
My biggest fear is destroying the CPU/mobo. I don't have money to burn.
Thanks for any help.
J.
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theres very few resons to "set up the bios" before you install windows...the only things i can specifically think of would be if your motherboard has onboard video and you want to disable that to set up an expancion card...or to set the boot order to boot from cd first
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BIOS defaults work well. Only real things you may need to change are the date and time, the boot order and turn off devices that you don't need (such as separate sound card, onboard graphics, etc). Most boards do this automatically now though.
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Thank you both.
That's the info I needed.
J.
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