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29 Apr 2011   #1
IT PRO

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
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why is the bios on the Gateway nv5378u laptop very limited settings


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29 Apr 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

a lot of laptops are like that.

i suppose that's an answer

my guess is that desktop motherboards are designed to fit a variety of configurations, whereas laptops are generally standard-issue and take-it-or-leave-it.
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29 Apr 2011   #3
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IT PRO View Post
why is the bios on the Gateway nv5378u laptop very limited settings
That is because the manufacturer built it that way.

Regards....Mike Connor
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29 Apr 2011   #4
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
a lot of laptops are like that.

i suppose that's an answer

my guess is that desktop motherboards are designed to fit a variety of configurations, whereas laptops are generally standard-issue and take-it-or-leave-it.
This would be my guess too.
Since they build the laptop to have only few things connected to it they remove the items they dont need. Why have things turning on and wasting battery if you cant use it.
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29 Apr 2011   #5
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Pre-Built Desktops and Laptops often do this.

Many of the parts they use are not of the highest quality, and therefore do not have much tolerance beyond what they are initially set to run at.

Locking the bios down with these settings, prevents the End User from altering them, overclocking, or running any other hardware that may be faster than the system can safely handle. (RAM for example)
This reduces the chance of a RMA or warranty claim due to such things.


This would be my guess since they do it with most every Pre-Built.
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