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could anyone please tell me what the two terms mean: size of the runtime BIOS image and the size of the physical device containing the BIOS, are they similar/related or ...
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    could anyone please tell me what the two terms mean:

    size of the runtime BIOS image and

    the size of the physical device containing the BIOS,

    are they similar/related or totally independant.

    thanks
    jane

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    I think the physical device is the BIOS chip and the 'image' is the small *.exe file associated with this. BIOS remembers your system settings so it can configure them for you at boot time.

    So your Basic Input Output System is both a chip and a piece of software. I don't know what size either would be measured in.

    If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone else will step in - Anyone with a computer science degree out there? I would describe these as 'interdependent'. In fact, that's how I would describe your entire computer.
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    Thanks. SO does that mean size of the image is the size of the ".exe" file and size of the physical device is the size of some memory on the chip u have mentioned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jane
    Thanks. SO does that mean size of the image is the size of the ".exe" file and size of the physical device is the size of some memory on the chip u have mentioned?
    Yes Jane, that's exactly what I meant. :P You put it a little better than me.
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