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BIOSTAR Announces Dual BIOS Feature on Racing Series Motherboards

Maximum system protection and convenience for enthusiasts

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BIOSTAR is proud to announce that all BIOSTAR RACING Series motherboards are designed with utmost protection in mind with the new BIOSTAR DUAL BIOS feature. There’s numerous advantage to having multiple BIOS in a motherboard and BIOSTAR has carefully crafted the DUAL BIOS feature to meet the needs of enthusiasts and power users as well as everyday users.

DUAL PROTECTION with Two BIOS Chips
unnamed (2)With two physical BIOS chips, BIOSTAR motherboards allow two independent BIOS ROMs to be booted from. This provides a safety feature as well as a convenient tool for overclockers who might encounter system stability issues during system tweaking as well as troubleshooting possible issues caused by corrupted ROMs or a hardware failure. BIOS viruses that may attack the ROM are also mitigated as one can fall back to the secondary BIOS for system recovery. Users may run different versions of BIOS ROMs independently for maximum compatibility.

How to Use Dual BIOS?
To use Dual BIOS, select the desired ROM (ROM1/ROM2) via the onboard switch and power on the system. Be sure to note the active BIOS when you want to flash an update or reflash the existing version.
1. The Dual BIOS allows you to choose one of the BIOS ROMs (ROM1/ROM2) for booting up.

2. If you want to flash BIOS ROM, please make sure the Dual BIOS switch is set to the BIOS ROM which you want to update.

3. The failed BIOS can be updated by using BIOSTAR BIOS Flasher or BIOSTAR BIOS Update Utility.

ATTENTION:
Do not use the Dual BIOS switch during a BIOS update since it will result to the corruption of BIOS ROMs.

Manual BIOS Switch

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BIOSTAR RACING motherboards feature a manual BIOS switch to toggling between ROMs. The decision to go with a manual switch is to limit the possibility of corrupting the secondary BIOS with an automatic design. Other motherboards who utilize a dual-BIOS design utilize an automatic switching method which could potentially cause further issue when a corrupted BIOS or virus is automatically copied over to the backup BIOS. BIOSTAR’s manual switch design for its Dual BIOS implementation limits this issue by allowing each ROM to operate independently of each other.

Only in BIOSTAR RACING Series
The Dual BIOS technology can be found in BIOSTAR Racing series motherboards including the BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7, RACING B150GT5 and RACING H170GT3. See the following list for specifications:

BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7

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Model

RACING Z170GT7

CPU

LGA 1151Processor

Power

9phase

Chipset

Z170

Solid cap

100% Solid

Memory

4xDIMM, support DDR4-3200

Expansion Slot

4 x PCI-E x16 3.0

3 x PCI-E x1 3.0

1 x M.2 32Gb/s(42/60/80mm)

Audio

7.1ch Blu-ray Audio w/ Double Hi-Fi

LAN

Intel i219V

Storage

3 x SATA Express 16Gb/s

Video

DVI-D, 2 x HDMI, VGA

USB 3.1 / 3.0 / 2.0

1USB 3.1 (TYPE C )

7USB3.0 (2+5)

4USB 2.0 (4+0)

Feature

Vivid LED DJ/ Smart Ear/

BIO-Remote2 / BIOS Online Update

BIOSTAR RACING B150GT5

Model

RACINGB150GT5

CPU

LGA 1151Processor

Power

7phase

Chipset

B150

Solid cap

100% Solid

Memory

4xDIMM, support DDR4-2133

Expansion Slot

2 x PCI-E x16 3.0

1 x PCI-E x1 3.0

3 x PCI

Audio

7.1ch Blu-ray Audio w/ Double Hi-Fi

LAN

Intel i219V

Storage

4 x SATA 6Gb/s

1 x SATA Express 16Gb/s

Video

DVI-D , HDMI, VGA

USB 3.0 / 2.0

6USB3.0 (2+4)

6USB 2.0 (4+2)

Feature

Vivid LED DJ/ Smart Ear/BIO-Remote2 / BIOS Online Update

BIOSTAR RACING H170GT3

Model

RACING H170GT3

CPU

LGA 1151Processor

Power

7phase

Chipset

H170

Solid cap

100% Solid

Memory

4xDIMM, support DDR4-2133

Expansion Slot

2 x PCI-E x16 3.0

2 x PCI-E x1 3.0

1 x M.2 32Gb/s (42/60/80mm)

Audio

7.1ch Audio w/ Hi-Fi

LAN

Intel i219V

Storage

2x SATA 6Gb/s

1 x SATA Express 16Gb/s

Video

DVI-D , 2*HDMI

USB 3.0 / 2.0

8USB3.0 (4+4)

4USB 2.0 (2+2)

Feature

Vivid LED DJ/ Smart Ear /

BIO-Remote2 / BIOS Online Update

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