I have a buddy at work that likes to brag about his extensive knowledge in everything, and, oftentimes, he's right. But one argument is tough to call: BIOS degradation. We were having a chitchat about power consumption in computers. He tells me that he leaves his computer on because its better than turning it on/off whenever he needs to. We both agree that sleep/hibernate are less power-hungry system settings, but then he traipsed off into an argument about powering-down too often. He claims that the BIOS written coding will degrade more and more as the system is rebooted. Is that even at all possible? . . . It's read-only memory, right? Shouldn't all of that information be hardwired to memory?