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7. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 4, 2010, 16:14 PHJF
 
You're amazed that motherboards still allow power, clock, timing et al customization of hardware?

Because that's what BIOS is for. And it's never changing until somehow Windows integrates that level of hardware control customization (which is probably never for the sake of protecting idiots that would fry their systems).
 
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6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 4, 2010, 10:15 Jivaro
 
You would think the writer of that article would have capitalized BIOS as well. Weird.

Anyway, I am glad to see the change is finally coming, amazing how long BIOS has lasted if you compare it to just about every other piece of hardware/software in a PC.

As far as boot times, which is really only one of the upsides to this change, I will believe it when I see it. As someone else alluded to..there is always someone willing to make software that bogs down the potential speed of any feature.

 
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5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 4, 2010, 08:41 Verno
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 3, 2010, 13:49:
But who cares about cold-boot time when you have standby resume which takes about 50ms on a 4gb machine. In fact it takes longer for my "screen" to "boot" than my pc.

Yeah I was gonna post the same thing. My system comes out of S3 sleep faster than my HDTV does it internal tests and initializes after I turn it on.
 
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4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 4, 2010, 03:48 eRe4s3r
 
Mhh, but what do you call boot time? Boot time till you see the Windows Login or time till you can actually do anything?

Because a new bios is not gonna solve the resume times of USB Storage or Network Storage. Or the time it takes for Windows to reconnect to network shares or usb devices that are currently in power saving mode - which dead-locks the entire god damn OS (the explorer, anyway) until they are powered up.

SSD's are simply too small and too expensive to be used for large storage or NAS. Or even for backup and external network user profile stuff.
 
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3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 3, 2010, 15:38 Frijoles
 
Hmm.. where have I heard this "boot in seconds" thing before? Oh, I know. Every damn year for the last 20 years. I'll believe it when I see it.  
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2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 3, 2010, 15:08 Creston
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 3, 2010, 13:49:
But who cares about cold-boot time when you have standby resume which takes about 50ms on a 4gb machine. In fact it takes longer for my "screen" to "boot" than my pc.

Cold boot time is just one of the benefits of UEFI, and not even one of the biggest ones. That said, there's plenty of times when standby is not an option, so going to faster cold-boot times would be a blessing.

UEFI + SSD should literally get your system ready to go in 3-4 seconds, apparently, which is pretty fucking awesome.

And then Creative and Adobe will release shit that will add 48 seconds to your boot time...

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1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 3, 2010, 13:49 eRe4s3r
 
But who cares about cold-boot time when you have standby resume which takes about 50ms on a 4gb machine. In fact it takes longer for my "screen" to "boot" than my pc.  
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