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    Tool to compare Two Different BIOS Profiles

    Hi all,

    I have been having some issues with HWInfo reporting wrong socket temperatures on my Crosshair VII Hero motherboard. I think it is a BIOS setting which is causing the issue; and I would like to compare two BIOS profiles which I saved to USB.

    Is there a tool which I can use to open the .cmo files and read the contents? Opening with notepad only displays ASCII characters/

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    Never tried it but, I'd save the profiles as text files (ctrl+f2) and use a freeware file compare/difference prog to identify value differences. I presume all settings are reported - my settings are nearly all "auto" so here's an extract of a "CMO text file" showing memory timings:
    TRDWR_EOM [Auto]
    TWRRD_SCDLR_EOM [Auto]
    Mem Over Clock Fail Count [Auto]
    DRAM CAS# Latency [15]
    DRAM RAS# to CAS# Read Delay [17]
    DRAM RAS# to CAS# Write Delay [17]
    DRAM RAS# PRE Time [17]
    DRAM RAS# ACT Time [35]
    Trc [Auto]
    TrrdS [Auto]

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    There is an APP for this...

    App Pen and Paper

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    ROG Enthusiast Array fullerms PC Specs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_k View Post
    Never tried it but, I'd save the profiles as text files (ctrl+f2)
    Thanks for that tip. If I can get a text file with ctrl+f2, can use Windiff or similar to check the difference.

    Edit: Tried your suggestion, works like a charm. Thanks again for the constructive discussion
    Last edited by fullerms; 01-15-2019 at 12:40 AM.

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