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[ The PC Guide | Systems and Components Reference Guide | Motherboard and System Devices | System BIOS | BIOS Settings | Auto Configuration and Defaults ]

Auto Configuration with BIOS Defaults / Failsafe Settings

Select this option to replace most of the current BIOS settings with predefined settings (coded into the BIOS) that are intended to put the system into as stable a state as possible. This means in most cases the slowest memory timings, performance enhancing features turned off, etc. In general, you will want to use this setting if your system becomes unstable after you make many changes, to return it to a known good state.

This will not be an optimal setting in the vast majority of cases; you will want to make modifications after you do this, to improve performance. It is very useful for troubleshooting; if your system doesn't work before you run this and then it does work afterwards, you know that an incorrect BIOS setting was likely your problem.

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