Motherboard Specifications, MS-6577 (Giovani, Giovani2)
Motherboard specification table
|Motherboard Description||MIS name: MS-6577 M-ATX Rev. 3.1 (Giovani), Rev. 4.0 (Giovani2)|
Compaq name: Giovani-GL6, Giovani2-GL6
|Intel 845GV Chipset|
|Intel ICH4 Chipset|
|Slots||Three 32-bit Master PCI (peripheral component interconnect) Bus slots|
|Dimension||Micro-ATX form factor|
|Mounting||Six mounting holes|
NOTE:Mainboard specifications are subject to change without notice
Motherboard layout and photographs
Clearing the CMOS settings
The jumper JBAT1 allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which includes system setup information.
CAUTION: Do not change any jumper setting while the computer is on. Damage to the motherboard can result.
Clearing the BIOS password
The BIOS password is used to protect BIOS settings from unwanted changes. If you have forgotten your password you may disable password checking and reset the password.
- Remove jumper JPWD1
- Press the F1 key as the PC starts to enter BIOS setup
- Clear or reset the BIOS password.
- Save the BIOS settings (F10) and shut down the system
- Replace the jumper.