BIOS

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BIOS

 (bī′ōs)
n.
The set of routines stored in read-only memory that enable a computer to start the operating system and to communicate with the various devices in the system, such as disk drives, keyboard, monitor, printer, and communications ports.

[b(asic) i(nput/)o(utput) s(ystem).]

BIOS

acronym for
(Computer Science) Basic Input Output System: the built-in software which controls the primary functions of a PC

BIOS

(ˈbaɪ oʊs)
n.
computer firmware that directs many basic functions of the operating system.
[B(asic) I(nput)/O(utput) S(ystem)]
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The right-hand side has a USB 3.0 port, a 3.5mm microphone/headphone combo jack, a volume rocker, a screen-rotation-lock button, a Novo button (for access to the BIOS setup utility) and the power button.
Also included is the BIOS setup instructions authority on the basis of standard setting at one supplied server.
1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot (i3 2.0 only) 2 SATA 6Gbs/ and 4 SATA 3Gbs/ Ports (RAID 0/1/5/10) VGA Output; Matrox G200eW (default) or Intel[R] Integrated Graphics (DX11) via BIOS setup Quad Gigabit LAN Ports (4x 82574L) IPMI 2.0 with dedicated LAN 4 USB 3.0 ports, 6 USB 2.0 ports (4 rear, 2 header) SATA DOM (Disk on Module) Power connector