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[Solved] UEFI Bios?

Helcaraxe

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Mar 29, 2012
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Taunton
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Hi, I've just ordered a new motherboard that has UEFI bios on it. This is going to be new for me so I was wondering if there are any pitfalls to look out for when I do my new build this weekend. I know that Vr5FX has a mobo with this bios on it so they maybe the one to shed some light on this.

The build will use my trusty Phenom 965 BE and 8gb of Samsung green ddr3 a OCZ Vertex 2E 120gb SSD and 500gb HDD, will also utilize my HD7850 GPU. OS will be Windows 7 pro.
 

Vr5fx

FPCH Long Term Member
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Dec 27, 2011
Location
Kent
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Very Experienced
Hi, Helcaraxe.

I have never really looked at my BIOS, other than to change boot priority. I had a brief look at it after seeing this thread though.
It's feels far more advance, more informative and easy to use. It is like it has its own OS.

The only problem I have with mine is that it takes longer for the BIOS to detect SATA devices than it does to boot to windows. :p (yay SSD)

So really. No problems. I would probably benefit from updating to be honest.


-Vr
 

Helcaraxe

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Taunton
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Thanks for the reply Vr5fx. Just finished rebuilding my system. World of difference to my last one and the bios was so much nicer to use.

So far everything has been running brilliant except one small niggle. Windows boots in 25 seconds but it takes a further 2.5-3 minutes for the internet connection to become live. My old Asus M3A79-T never took this long. The internet connection icon in the bottom right corner has the little blue circle over it and just before it goes live it briefly has a yellow exclamation mark over it.

BTW my new board is the same as yours but the R2.0 version with a Realtek pcie GBE family controller. Any thoughts?
 

Plastic Nev

Deceased - sadly missed
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Location
Lancashire
Hi what type of connection are you using for the internet?
I doubt it will be the operating system or motherboard. If wireless, it could be waiting for the router, in fact the same can apply if wired.

Nev.
 

Helcaraxe

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Taunton
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It's a wired connection and the same router I was using previously. It just doesn't seem right to be taking that long to connect. I am going to start from scratch again and see if anything changes.
 

Helcaraxe

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Taunton
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Panic over. Just done a clean install and it's all working sweet as a nut.
 

Plastic Nev

Deceased - sadly missed
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Location
Lancashire
Hi, good to know all is OK now, might just have been a bad install of a driver, now corrected by the re-install.

Nev.
 
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