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BIOS Settings for the Angelica and Angelica2 Motherboards

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This information applies to HP and Compaq desktop computers with the Angelica motherboard.
The Angelica motherboard uses an AMI BIOS version 7 or version 8 that is compatible with UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface).
The Basic Input Output System (BIOS) is responsible for enabling the hardware system on your computer when the computer is turned on. The Computer Setup Utility makes it possible to change and store system configuration settings such as enabling and disabling onboard components, setting the boot sequence for the system, and adjusting power management support.
NOTE:Some settings described in this document are available in Windows 8 only.

Opening the Computer Setup Utility

Use one of the following methods to open the Computer Setup Utility.
  • Turn on the computer and immediately press the F10 key repeatedly, about once every second, until the Computer Setup Utility opens.
  • Turn on the computer and immediately press the Escape key repeatedly, about once every second, until the Startup menu opens. Then press F10.
To navigate the menus, choose menu screens by pressing the left or right arrow keys. Use the up or down arrow keys to move through the list of items on the menu screen. Press the Enter key to select an item and open a submenu. Then use the left and right arrow keys to modify the settings. Press the F10 key to save the changes and exit from a submenu, or press the Esc key to exit from a submenu without saving the changes.
CAUTION:Information stored by the BIOS is essential and changing certain settings can render your system unusable (until the BIOS is reset). BIOS settings should not be changed unless you are certain the change does not negatively impact the system.

BIOS Settings

The Computer Setup Utility includes five menus from which to choose. Use one of the following sections to change the BIOS settings.
NOTE:Device names and settings might vary, based on the configuration of your computer.
Figure 1: File menu
Image of File menu
The File menu contains the following items:
System Information - Displays information about the computer.
About - Displays information about the setup utility.
Set Time and Date - Select this to set the time and date.
Apply Defaults and Exit - Select this to return the computer to the default settings and exit from Setup.
Ignore Changes and Exit - Select this to ignore the changes and exit from Setup.
Save Changes and Exit - Select this to save the settings and exit from Setup.
Use the following sections to learn more about each item:
Figure 2: System Information
System Information
This screen displays the following information about the computer:
Main menuDisplayed information
Product NameDisplays the model number of your HP computer.
SKU NumberDisplays the product number of your HP computer.
Processor Type Displays the processor type of your HP computer.
Processor SpeedDisplays the processor speed of your HP computer.
Processor SteppingDisplays the microprocessor version of your HP computer.
Cache Size (L1/L2/L3) Displays the size of each of the caches.
Memory Size Displays the total amount of RAM in the computer, the memory type and speed, and the amount of memory installed in each socket.
Integrated MAC (Media Access Controller) Displays the MAC address for the integrated network adapter.
System BIOS Displays BIOS version.
Chassis Serial Number Displays the serial number of your HP computer.
Use the up and down arrow keys to select between the time and date. Use the left and right arrow keys to adjust the time and date - the left arrow decreases the number and the right arrow increases it. When done, press F10 to accept the changes, or press ESC to exit without saving the changes.
Figure 3: Setting the time and date
Setting the time and date
Figure 4: Storage menu
Image of the Storage menu
The Storage menu contains the following items:
Device Configuration - Select this to view device information and configure the storage devices.
Storage Options - Select this to change the SATA controller mode.
DPS Self-test - Select this to perform a diagnostic test on the hard drive.
Boot Order - Select this to change the order of the devices from which the computer boots.
Use the following sections to learn more about each item:
Use Device Configuration to view the device information and change the emulation type for the hard disk drive and the optical drive. Use the up and down arrow keys to select the item. Then press the Enter key to access the Device Configuration submenu for that drive.
Figure 5: Device Configuration
Device Configuration
In the Device configuration submenu, the following information may be available: Size, Model, Firmware version, Serial Number, and Emulation Type. To change the Emulation type, press the left and right arrow key to change the setting. Then press F10 to accept the change or press ESC to cancel the changes and return to the previous menu.
Figure 6: Device configuration submenu for a hard drive
Device configuration submenu
The following table shows the information available in the Device Configuration submenu screen:
Size (Hard drive only)Displays the amount of space on the hard drive.
ModelDisplays the model number of the device.
FirmwareDisplays the firmware version of the device.
Serial NumberDisplays the serial number of the device.
To change the SATA controller mode, use the left and right arrow keys to choose between AHCI, IDE, or RAID. Then press F10 to save the changes or ESC to cancel and return to the previous screen without saving the changes.
For more information about SATA controller modes, see the HP support document, About SATA Hard Drives and Controller Modes .
Figure 7: Storage options
Storage options
The Drive Protection System (DPS) self-test is a diagnostic tool built into the hard drive to help diagnose problems with the drive. Press Enter to begin the test.
Figure 8: DPS Self-test
DPS Self-test
A screen displays showing the estimated time to complete the test. Press OK to start the test.
Figure 9: Starting the DPS test
Starting the DPS test
A screen displays a graphic showing the progress of the test. To cancel the test from this screen, press the ESC key.
Figure 10: DPS progress screen
DPS progress screen
When the test is complete or if the test is cancelled, a screen displays showing the results.
Figure 11: DPS test results
DPS test results
Use this screen to specify the order in which UEFI boot sources (such as a internal hard drive, USB hard drive, USB optical drive, or internal optical drive) or legacy boot sources (such as a network interface card, internal hard drive, USB optical drive, or internal optical drive) are checked for a bootable operating system image. UEFI boot sources always have precedence over legacy boot sources.
To change the boot order, use the Up and Down arrow keys to select the item you want to change. Then press the Enter key to drag the device to a new location. Press F10 to save the change or ESC to cancel the change and return to the previous menu.
Figure 12: Boot Order menu
Boot Order menu
Figure 13: Security menu
Security menu
The Security menu contains the following items:
Setup Password - Select this to create a password to prevent unauthorized access to the Computer Setup Utility.
Power-On Password - Select this to require a password to turn on the computer.
Device Security - Select this to change device settings from Device available to Device hidden.
USB Security - Select this to enable or disable the USB ports on the computer.
Slot Security - Select this to enable or disable the PCI Express Slots on the computer.
Network Boot - Select this to enable or disable the Network Boot feature.
System IDs - Select this to view the System IDs for the computer.
System Security - Select this to change the system security settings.
Secure Boot Configuration - Select this to enable or disable Secure Boot and change the settings.
Use the following sections to learn more about each item:
In the Setup Password screen, you can create a new password or change the current password to access the Computer Setup Utility.
If you are creating a new password, type a password in the New Password area, and then type it again in the Confirm Password area. Press F10 to accept the password, or the ESC key to cancel and return to the previous menu.
Figure 14: Setup Password screen
Setup Password screen
If you are changing the password, type the current password in the Old Password area. Then type a new password in the New Password area and type it again in the Confirm Password area. Press F10 to accept the new password, or the ESC key to cancel, keep the existing password, and return to the previous menu.
Figure 15: Change Password screen
Change Password screen
Use the Power-On Password screen to create a password or change the password to turn on the computer power.
If you are creating a new password, type a password in the New Password area, and then type it again in the Confirm Password area. Press F10 to accept the password, or the ESC key to cancel and return to the previous menu.
Figure 16: Power-On Password screen
Power-On Password screen
If you are changing the password, type the current password in the Old Password area. Then type a new password in the New Password area and type it again in the Confirm Password area. Press F10 to accept the new password, or the ESC key to cancel, keep the existing password, and return to the previous menu.
Figure 17: Power-On Password screen
Power-On Password screen
The Device Security screen lists all the devices on the computer, allowing you to set each device as available or hidden. To change the setting, use the up and down arrow keys to move to the device. Then press the left or right arrow key to change the setting. Press F10 to accept the changes, or ESC to cancel and return to the previous menu without saving.
NOTE: The integrated audio on the motherboard cannot be hidden; therefore, if the computer is using integrated audio, System Audio does not display in this screen. The System Audio device displays in this screen only if a separate sound card is installed.
Figure 18: Device Security
Device Security
Use the USB Security screen to enable or disable the USB ports on the computer. Use the up and down arrow keys to move to a port. Then press the left or right arrow key to change the setting between Enable and Disable. Press F10 to accept the changes, or ESC to cancel and return to the previous menu without saving.
Figure 19: USB Security
USB Security
Use the Slot Security screen to enable or disable the PCI Express Slots on the computer. To change the setting, use the up and down arrow keys to move to the slot. Then press the left or right arrow key to change the setting. Press F10 to accept the changes, or ESC to cancel and return to the previous menu without saving.
Figure 20: Slot security
Slot security
Enable network boot to allow the computer to boot to a network drive. To change the setting, press the left or right arrow key to change the setting. Press F10 to accept the changes, or ESC to cancel and return to the previous menu without saving.
Figure 21: Network Boot
Network Boot
The System IDs screen displays information about the computer, including Product Name, Serial Number, and Build ID.
Figure 22: System IDs
System IDs
The following information is available:
  • Product Name
  • Serial Number
  • UUID - Universally unique identifier
  • SKU Number
  • Family Name
  • Feature Byte
  • Feature Byte
  • Build ID - the hardware and software configuration of your computer.
  • Keyboard
Use System Security to change the Data Execution Prevention and Virtualization Technology settings, as well as the CPU Speed Control. Data Execution Prevention helps prevent operating system security breaches. Enable Virtualization Technology if required by virtualization software.
Use the up and down arrow keys to move to an item. Then press the left or right arrow key to change the setting. Press F10 to accept the changes, or ESC to cancel and return to the previous menu without saving.
Figure 23: System Security
System Security
This option is available only on systems that shipped with Windows 8.
Secure Boot Configuration is a new feature in BIOS 8 that allows your computer to validate the authenticity of components like hardware and firmware. When your computer was manufactured, UEFI created a list of keys that identify trusted hardware, firmware, and OS loader code. It also created a list of keys to identify known malware. When Secure Boot is enabled, the computer checks that the firmware used by hardware devices has been qualified and is safe to use before Windows opens. Secure Boot also checks the validity of critical hardware, including the motherboard and video card. Any malware or other firmware code that is not recognized is blocked. For example, Secure Boot can prevent your computer from starting from illegally copied CDs or DVDs that could harm the computer. Secure Boot does not lock out valid recovery discs or Windows discs.
NOTE:This option is available only with BIOS 8 and on computers with Windows 8 installed.
CAUTION:Changing the Secure Boot options can cause problems with your computer. Your computer might be more susceptible to viruses or malware, or it might not start correctly. Make only the changes necessary to secure your computer.
Before you can use this menu, a warning appears. If you have Windows 8 installed on your computer, press F10 to continue to the Secure Boot Configuration menu. If you do not have Windows 8 installed, press Esc to cancel.
Figure 24: Secure boot warning
Secure boot warning
Figure 25: Secure Boot Configuration Menu
Secure Boot Configuration menu
The Secure Boot Configuration menu contains the following items:
Legacy Support - Select this option to boot up normally, without Secure Boot. Legacy Support allows any firmware or OS loader code to run. You must also disable Secure Boot to use Legacy Support.
Secure Boot - Select this option to enable Secure Boot. You must also disable Legacy Support.
Clear Secure Boot Keys - Select Clear to remove the list of recognized firmware, OS loader, and known malware keys. Select Don't clear to keep the keys created when the computer was manufactured.
Key Ownership - Select Custom keys to specify recognized firmware or OS loader keys. Select HP keys to use the keys created when the computer was manufactured.
Fast Boot - Enabling Fast Boot reduces the time it takes for your computer to boot up. During Fast Boot, USB devices are not available until the OS boots up completely.
Figure 26: Power Menu
Power Menu
The Power menu contains the following items:
Hardware Power Management - Select this to change the Hardware Power Management settings.
Thermal - Select this to view the fan speeds inside the computer.
Use the following sections to learn more about each item:
Change the Hardware Power Management settings, such as SATA Power Management.
Figure 27: Hardware Power Management
Hardware Power Management
Change the Hardware Power Management settings on the computer. Use the up and down arrow keys to move to the item. Then press the left or right arrow key to change the setting. Press F10 to accept the changes, or ESC to cancel and return to the previous menu without saving.
The following settings are available in the Hardware Power Management menu:
Hardware Power Management MenuSetting
SATA Power ManagementEnable or Disable
S5 Maximum Power SavingsEnable or Disable
S5 Wake on LANEnable this setting to allow the computer to be turned on by a network message.

Enable or Disable
Select Thermal to view the CPU and system fan speeds.
Figure 28: Thermal menu
Thermal menu
Figure 29: Advanced menu
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu contains the following items:
Power-On Options - Select this to change what happens after the computer loses power, and to change the behavior of the Power On Self Test (POST).
BIOS Power-On - Select this to automatically turn on the computer on a certain day at a certain time.
Bus Options - Select this to change the BUS options.
Device Options - Select this to change the device options such as the behavior of the number lock key.
Use the following sections to learn more about each item:
Use the Power-On Options menu to enable or disable POST (Power On Self Test) messages, to select what happens after the computer has lost power, and set a delay in the POST. Use the up and down arrow key to move to the item you want to change. Then use the left or right arrow key to change the setting. Press F10 to accept the changes, or ESC to cancel and return to the previous menu without saving.
Figure 30: Power-on Options
Power-On Options
The following options are found in the Power-On Options:
Power-On Options MenuSettings
POST (Power On Self Test) MessagesEnable or Disable
After Power LossPrevious State, On, or Off
POST Delay (in seconds)None, 5, 10, 15, 20, 60 seconds
Enable the BIOS Power-On feature to set the BIOS to turn on the computer on a certain day at a certain time. To change the setting, press the left or right arrow key to change the setting. If you are enabling the BIOS Power-On, use the down arrow key to move to the Time, and then use the left or right arrow key to set the time for the computer to turn on. Press F10 to accept the changes, or ESC to cancel and return to the previous menu without saving.
Figure 31: BIOS Power-On menu
BIOS Power-On menu
The following options are available in the BIOS Power-On menu:
Day of week / TimeSetting
SundayEnable or Disable
MondayEnable or Disable
TuesdayEnable or Disable
WednesdayEnable or Disable
ThursdayEnable or Disable
FridayEnable or Disable
SaturdayEnable or Disable
Time (hh:mm)Enter the time to turn on the computer
Use the up and down arrow keys to move to the item you want to change. To change the setting, press the left or right arrow key to change the setting. Press F10 to accept the changes, or ESC to cancel and return to the previous menu without saving.
Figure 32: Bus Options menu
Bus Options menu
The following items are found in the BUS Options menu:
Bus Options menuSettings
PCI SERR# GenerationEnable or Disable
PCI VGA Palette SnoopingSets the VGA palette snooping bit in PCI configuration space. Needed only when more than one graphics controller is installed.

Enable or Disable
To change items in the Device Options menu, use the up and down arrow keys to move to the item you want to change. Then use the left and right arrow keys to change the setting. Press F10 to accept the changes or ESC to cancel and return to the previous menu without saving the changes.
Figure 33: Device Options menu
Device Options menu
The following items are available in the Device Options menu:
Device Options menuSettings
Num Lock State at Power-OnOn or Off
Integrated AudioEnable or Disable
NIC PXE Option ROM DownloadEnable or Disable

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