Motherboard Specifications, RC415ST-HM (Asterope5)
Motherboard specifications table
|Part / Feature||Specification / Support|
|Front-side bus (FSB) (Processor Dependent)|
NOTE:Either integrated graphics or the PCI Express x16 slot are usable at one time; they are not usable concurrently.
NOTE:The faster rate of 3.0Gb/sec requires that both the hard drive and the motherboard support it. If one or the other does not support 3.0 Gb/sec, the PC negotiates down to the slower 1.5 Gb/sec.
NOTE:Some USB ports may not be available externally for customer use. For more information, see model specifications.
|Back panel I/0|
NOTE:Motherboard specifications are subject to change without notice.
Motherboard layout and photos
Figure 2: Backplate
1 - PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2 - Parallel (LPT1): connect printers or other parallel communications (LPT1) devices.
3 - IEEE 1394 port. This 9-pin IEEE 1394 port provides high-speed connectivity for audio/video devices, storage peripherals, PCs, or portable devices.
4 - LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.
5 - Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects to the rear speakers.
6 - Center/Subwoofer port (yellow orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer speakers.
7 - Line In port (light blue). This port connects a tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio sources.
8 - Line Out port (lime). This port connects to headphones or it can function as Front Speakers Out.
9 - Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
10 - Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects to the side speakers.
11 - 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.
12 - Video Graphics Adapter port. This port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible devices.
13 - S-Video Out: This port connects a video cassette recorder, camcorder, or television with S-video interface.
14 - SPDIF coaxial out port (orange). This port connects to external audio devices with coaxial cable.
15 - 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 a jumper to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS.
To clear CMOS, follow these steps:
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.
To erase the BIOS password follow these steps:
- Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
- Locate the jumper labeled CLEAR_PWD. The jumper is found at the lower right edge of the motherboard, near the SATA connectors.
- Move the jumper on jumper CLR_PWD to pins 2-3.
- Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
- Hold down the F10 key during the startup process and enter BIOS setup to change or clear the password.
- After changing or clearing the BIOS passwords, remember to turn off the computer and reset the jumper to pins 1-2.