What is CMOS? The computer term CMOS stands for (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor). So what exactly does that mean? It sounds extremely complicated. This page will try to explain it a little easier then that. People sometimes get confused between CMOS and BIOS, even though they sound the same they are different, read on to find out more.
The BIOS contains the details about your drives, their order of booting, the time and date and many other features, and its the CMOS that remembers those settings every time you restart or turn your computer on. It is a little bit of memory that remembers all the BIOS settings, so that your computer won’t have to be configured each time you turn your pc on.
In the case of many computers pressing delete or F10 in the booting process will bring you to the BIOS setup. In the BIOS setup you can change many options. To find out what you can do visit my page of the BIOS setup utility.
The CMOS battery powers the CMOS Memory so that all this data won’t be lost. So when your computer is off and even when it is unplugged and moved, all the basic settings are saved allowing for a safe fast boot.
Find out about the CMOS battery and also learn how to reset your BIOS settings if you forgot your password or something.