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July 22nd, 2009, 05:02 AM
I'm going to sound like a noob here, but where is the BIOS located on a computer? Is it on a partition of the Hardrive, or is it in some internal memory in the computer?

July 22nd, 2009, 05:05 AM
The BIOS software is stored on a chip soldered to the motherboard, usually flash memory.

July 22nd, 2009, 05:18 AM
No problem, as im a noob as well heh... but ....

The BIOS is a ROM (Read only memory) Chip located physically on the motherboard itself... do you want to upgrade it or did you just ask out of curiosity?

July 22nd, 2009, 06:03 AM
It was a question out of curiosity, and now I know :)