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What is the BIOS Implementation Test Suite (BITS)?

What is the BIOS Implementation Test Suite (BITS)?
The Intel BIOS Implementation Test Suite (BITS) provides a bootable pre-OS environment for testing BIOSes and in particular their initialization of Intel processors, hardware, and technologies. BITS can verify your BIOS against many Intel recommendations. In addition, BITS includes Intel's official reference code as provided to BIOS, which you can use to override your BIOS's hardware initialization with a known-good configuration, and then boot an OS.

Who should use BITS?
You might want to use BITS if:

  • You're a system or BIOS developer, and you want to validate that your system meets Intel's recommendations.
  • You're an OS or application developer building on technologies provided by Intel platforms, and you want to check if your system (or one of your user's systems) has configured those technologies correctly.
  • You're an advanced user or developer, and you want to check your BIOS to see if it configures Intel hardware correctly, and if not, to make a stronger case to your BIOS vendor to get it fixed.
  • You need to poke hardware in a low-level way, and you need a pre-OS environment to work in to avoid OS interference.

For additional information regarding BITS, please visit the following page: BIOS Implementation Test Suite.

This applies to:

Intel® Atom™ Processor
Intel® Celeron® Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ Duo Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Core™ Solo Processor
Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™2 Duo Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor
Intel® Core™2 Quad Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor
Intel® Core™2 Solo Processor
Intel® Itanium® Processors
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processors
Intel® Pentium® D Processor
Intel® Pentium® M Processor
Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop
Intel® Pentium® Processor for Mobile
Intel® Xeon® Processor
Intel® Xeon® Processor 3000 Sequence
Intel® Xeon® Processor 5000 Sequence
Intel® Xeon® Processor 6000 Sequence
Intel® Xeon® Processor 7000 Sequence
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 Product Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-1600 Product Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2400 Product Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 Product Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 Product Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-2800 Product Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-4800 Product Family
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8800 Product Family
Mobile Intel® Celeron® Processors
Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processors - M

Solution ID: CS-032458
Last Modified: 25-May-2012
Date Created: 13-Apr-2011
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