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BIOS/UEFI Settings PC and Laptops (Intel/AMD)


Most motherboards will work with only few changes from Optimized Defaults.

Here's a Recommended BIOS/UEFI Settings for Optimal performance. The settings are valid for Intel and AMD PCs and Laptops

To access your BIOS/UEFI, press and hold Delete key on your Keyboard. The key maybe different in your case. Refer to your Motherboard Guide/Manual.

Desktops


GIGABYTE

SettingsValueNotes
Extreme Memory Profile(X.M.P)Profile 1
Fast BootDisabled
Initial Display Output
Above 4G Decoding
XHCI Hand-off
SATA Mode
VT-d

ASUS

SettingsValueNotes

MSI

SettingsValueNotes

AsRock

SettingsValueNotes

EVGA

SettingsValueNotes
Hyper Threading
Virtualization Technology
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology For Directed I/O
SATA Mode Selection
Fast Boot
Windows 7 Installation
Boot Mode Select
Secure Boot

BIOSTAR

SettingsValueNotes

Supermicro

SettingsValueNotes

HP

SettingsValueNotes

Dell

SettingsValueNotes

Laptops


ASUS
SettingsValueNotes

Dell
SettingsValueNotes

HP
SettingsValueNotes

Acer
SettingsValueNotes

Lenovo
SettingsValueNotes

SettingsValueNotes
X.M.P​
  • Profile 1
  • Enabled
  • On some motherboards, you may not find this option. In such case, set this option as Enabled.
  • On ASUS Motherboards, set Ai Overclock Tuner to "XMP."
Windows 8/10 Features​
Other OS​
Network Stack​
Disabled​
Secure Boot​
Disabled​
Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT)​
Disabled​
EHCI Hand-OffEnabled
XHCI Hand-Off​
Enabled​
SATA Mode​
AHCI​
VT-d​
Disabled​
Initial Display Output
  • PCIe 1 Slot
  • PEG/PCIe
  • IGPU
  • This setting is usually found on Desktops.
PCIe 1 Slot
  • If you're using a dedicated GPU, set this option to "PCIe 1 Slot."
PEG/PCIe
  • Some BIOS/UEFI may not have PCIe 1 Slot setting. PEG/PCIe is an alternative to it.
IGPU
  • If you're using IGPU, set it to IGPU.
Internal Graphics​
  • Auto​
  • Enabled​
  • Disabled​
Auto
  • If you're using IGPU+DGPU, set this option to Auto. IGPU will run in headless mode.
Enabled
  • If you're using IGPU, set this option to Enabled.
IGPU
  • If you're using DGPU, its recommended to set this option to Disabled.
Intel Virtualization Technology​
Enabled​
Serial Port​
Disabled​
Parallel Port​
Disabled​
Fast Boot​
Disabled​
Boot Mode
  • UEFI
  • Legacy
If you're having a UEFI based system, set this option to "UEFI"
If you're having a Legacy based system, set this option to "Legacy."
Legacy Option ROMs
  • Enabled
  • Disabled
If you're having a UEFI based system, set this option to "Disabled."
If you're having a Legacy based system, set this option to "Enabled"
Compatibility Support Module (CSM)DisabledIf you're having a Legacy based system, set this option to "Enabled"
Integrated NICEnabled
SMART ReportingEnabled
Thunderbolt SupportEnabled
HyperThreadEnabled
Intel Turbo BoostEnabled

Notes:
  • If you're using IGPU as a Graphics Device, set Internal Graphics to Enabled and DVMT to 64MB.
  • I you're using only Discrete Graphics, set Internal Graphics to Disabled.
  • To disable Secure Boot, you might need to clear the Security keys, (Platform Keys (PK)) on some systems. These keys are located under "key Management."
  • For some laptops, you need to set Administrator password when disabling Secure Boot otherwise you might get "Secure Boot Fail" message when booting using USB installer.
  • For some Dell Laptops, if your Laptop restarts while plugging/unplugging the AC Adapter, try changing the Legacy Option ROMs setting. If it's enabled, try to disable it. If it's disabled, try to enable it.
  • If your Motherboard or the Laptop doesn't have the options mentioned above, you can simply skip those settings.
For more information on Thunderbolt settings, refer to the guide linked below.
 
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Sro

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If i have a mobo AMI UEFI, should i use Legacy or UEFI 64 to install Mojave with clover?
 

EliteMacx86

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If i have a mobo AMI UEFI, should i use Legacy or UEFI 64 to install Mojave with clover?
You should use UEFI boot mode. As always, UEFI is more better.
 

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I am running into an error here, where it hangs on "S7.126041 XHC". This is an MSi X299 toMohawk, and Intel i9-10920. I have set my bios as follows:


SettingsValue
X.M.PProfile 1
Windows 8/10 FeaturesN/A
Network StackDisabled
Secure BootDisabled
Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT)Disabled
EHCI Hand-OffN/A
XHCI Hand-OffEnabled
SATA ModeAHCI
VT-dDisabled
Internal GraphicsN/A on X299
Intel Virtualization TechnologyEnabled
Serial PortN/A
Parallel PortN/A
Fast BootDisabled
Boot ModeUEFI
Legacy Option ROMsDisabled
Integrated NICN/A
SMART ReportingN/A
Thunderbolt SupportEnabled
HyperThreadEnabled

Notes:
 

EliteMacx86

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View attachment 2858

I am running into an error here, where it hangs on "S7.126041 XHC". This is an MSi X299 toMohawk, and Intel i9-10920. I have set my bios as follows:


SettingsValue
X.M.PProfile 1
Windows 8/10 FeaturesN/A
Network StackDisabled
Secure BootDisabled
Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT)Disabled
EHCI Hand-OffN/A
XHCI Hand-OffEnabled
SATA ModeAHCI
VT-dDisabled
Internal GraphicsN/A on X299
Intel Virtualization TechnologyEnabled
Serial PortN/A
Parallel PortN/A
Fast BootDisabled
Boot ModeUEFI
Legacy Option ROMsDisabled
Integrated NICN/A
SMART ReportingN/A
Thunderbolt SupportEnabled
HyperThreadEnabled

Notes:
The problem is likely due to incorrect configuration. The BIOS settings seems fine.
 
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