Motherboard Specifications, P5BW-LA (Buckeye)
Motherboard specifications table
|Part / Feature||Specification / Support|
|Front side bus|
NOTE:*Actual available memory may be less
|Back panel I/0|
NOTE:Motherboard specifications are subject to change without notice.
Motherboard layout and photos
1 - PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2 - Coaxial SPDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device via a coaxial SPDIF cable.
3 - LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.
4 - Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects to the rear speakers on a 4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
5 - Center/Subwoofer port (yellow orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer speakers.
6 - Line In port (light blue). This port connects a tape, CD, DVD player or other audio sources.
7 - Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel mode, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
8 - Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
9 - Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects to the side speakers in an 8-channel audio configuration.
10 - USB 2.0 ports 1, 2, 3, and 4. These four 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
11 - IEEE 1394a port. This 6-pin IEEE 1394a port provides high-speed connectivity for audio/video devices, storage peripherals, PCs, or portable devices.
12 - Video Graphics Adapter port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible devices.
13 - Coaxial SPDIF In port. This port connects an external audio input device via a coaxial SPDIF cable.
14 - PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
Clearing the BIOS settings
CAUTION: Do not change any jumper setting while the computer is on. Damage to the motherboard can result.
This motherboard has jumpers to:
Clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. In the default (normal) position the jumper is on pins 2-3.
To clear CMOS, follow these steps:
Clearing the BIOS password
The BIOS password is used to protect BIOS settings from unwanted changes. If the BIOS password has been forgotten, disable password checking to enter setup and change or erase the password.
To erase the BIOS password follow these steps:
- Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
- Locate the jumper labeled CLEAR_PWD. In the default (normal) position the jumper is on pins 2-3.
- Move the jumper on jumper CLEAR_PWD to pins 1-2 to clear password.
- Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
- Hold down the F1 key during the startup process and enter BIOS setup to change or clear the password.
- After changing or clearing the BIOS passwords, remember to reset the jumper to pins 2-3.