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Motherboard Specifications, IPMMB-FM (Formosa)

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Figure 1: The Formosa motherboard
Photograph of motherboard
  • Manufacturer name: Pegatron
  • Motherboard name: IPMMB-FM
  • HP/Compaq name: Formosa
  • uATX: 24.4 cm (9.6 in) x 24.4 cm (9.6 in)
  • Intel Z75
  • 5 GT/s (FM Direct Media Interface bus)
CAUTION:Some system configurations for this motherboard use a BIOS that provides access to overclocking. Overclocking motherboard components is done so at risk of damaging sensitive components and is not supported by HP.
  • TDP: Varies by processor
  • Socket type: LGA 1155 (Socket-H2)
  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
    Intel Core i3-3xxxT (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core 35 W
    Intel Core i3-3xxx (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core55 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxK (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core75 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxT (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core35 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxT (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core45 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxS (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core65 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxP (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core (onboard graphics not supported)69 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxx (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core77 W
    Intel Core i7-3xxx (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core77 W
    Intel Core i7-3xxxK (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core77 W
    Intel Core i3-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core65 W
    Intel Core i3-2xxxT (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core35 W
    Intel Core i5-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) Quad Core95 W
    Intel Core i7-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) Quad Core95 W
    Intel Pentium G6xx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core65 W
    Intel Pentium G6xxT (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core35 W
    Intel Pentium G8xx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core65 W
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Four 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
  • Supports the following:
    • PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)
    • PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600)
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB DIMMs
  • Supports up to 4 GB on 32-bit systems
    NOTE:32-bit systems cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.
  • Supports up to 32 GB on 64-bit systems
    NOTE:Maximum memory shown reflects the capability of the hardware and can be limited further in the operating system.
*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card or an Intel processor ending with “P” is installed.
  • Integrated graphics depends on the installed processor:
    • For Sandy Bridge processors: Intel HD 2000 Graphics or Intel HD 3000 Graphics
    • For Ivy Bridge processors: Intel HD 2500 or Intel HD 4000 Graphics
  • One PCI Express x16 slot (Gen 3.0)
*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.
  • 7.1 channel audio
  • Audio codec: IDT 92HD73E
  • Beats Audio support: yes
  • Interface: Integrated into motherboard
  • Technology: Atheros AR8161L
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100/1000 Mb/s
  • Transmission standards: 1000BASE-T Ethernet
  • One PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.0 for i5 and i7 Ivy Bridge processors, all others Gen 2.0)
  • Three PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0)
  • One PCI Express Mini Card
Figure 2: Back I/O ports
Image of the back I/O ports
1 - S/PDIF
2 - USB 2.0: 4
3 - LAN (ethernet)
4 - USB 3.0: 2
5 - DVI-I: 1 and DVI-D: 1
6 - Audio: Center/subwoofer
7 - Audio: Line-in
8 - Audio: Rear speaker out
9 - Audio: Line-out
10 - Audio: Side speaker out
11 - Audio: Microphone
  • 1x ATX power connector
  • 1x ATX CPU power connector
  • 1x CPU fan connector
  • 1x System fan connector
  • 1x pump fan connector
  • 6x SATA 2.0 connectors (SATA 0 - 1 @ 6 Gb/s, SATA 2 -5 @ 3 Gb/s)
  • 3x USB 2.0 connectors
  • 1x USB 3.0 connectors
  • 1x Front panel audio connector
  • 1x ROM recovery connector
  • 1x Hood sense connector
  • 1x One touch reset connector
  • 1x One touch recovery connector
  • 1x Wireless LED connector
  • 1x Front panel connector
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.
  1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
  2. Move the jumper to clear for 5 to 10 secs, then move the jumper back to default.
  3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
  4. On the next startup, enter BIOS setup to re-enter user settings.
The BIOS password is used to protect BIOS settings from unwanted changes.
To erase the BIOS password follow these steps:
  1. Turn OFF the computer.
  2. Move the jumper to Clear.
  3. Turn ON the computer to POST screen.
  4. Turn OFF the computer.
  5. Move the jumper back to Default.
  6. Enter BIOS setup to verify or configure new settings.
Figure 3: layout

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