Motherboard specifications table
|Part / Feature||Specification / Support|
|Front-side bus (FSB)|
|Back panel I/O|
NOTE:Motherboard specifications are subject to change without notice.
Motherboard layout and photos
Figure 3: Backplate
1 - PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2 - SPDIF coaxial out port. This port connects to external audio output devices with coaxial cable connectors.
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 on a 4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
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 a speaker. In 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel mode, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
9 - Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
10 - Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects to the side speakers in an 8-channel audio configuration.
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 - 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.
The motherboard includes jumper instructions which are printed on the circuit board.
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 checking:
- Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
- Locate the jumper labeled Clear P.W.
- Move the jumper cap on jumper CLR_P.W. to pins 1-2.
- Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
- Hold down the F1 key during the start 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.