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BIOS Settings for the Aloe Motherboard

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Using the BIOS setup utility

The Basic Input Output System (BIOS) is responsible for enabling the hardware system on your computer when the computer is turned on. The BIOS Setup Utility makes it possible to change and store system configuration settings such as: which onboard components are enabled, the boot sequence for the system, and adjusting power management support.
To open the BIOS Setup utility, turn on the computer and immediately press the F10 key repeatedly, about once every second, until the BIOS setup utility screen opens.
Choose menu screens by pressing the left or right arrow keys. Use the up or down arrow keys to move up or down through the list of items on a menu screen. Press the Enter key to select an item for modification. For certain items, pressing the Enter key opens a submenu. After you have selected a menu item, use the arrow keys to modify the settings. Press the Esc key to exit from a submenu. Help is shown on the right side of the screen.
CAUTION:Information stored by the Setup program 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.

Main menu settings

Figure 1: Main menu screen
 Main menu screen showing first page of settings
The following table shows the values and settings for the Main screen menu:
NOTE:Device names and their settings shown in the table may vary.
Main menu Settings or displayed information
System TimeDisplays Current time in HH:MM:SS format.
System DateDisplays current date in DDDD, MM/DD/YYYY format
Language

* This is the language used by the BIOS Setup Utility only, not Windows.
English

Français

Español

Português

Japanese
Floppy Diskette A Disabled

1.44MB

3.5" Not Installed
1st Drive, 2nd drive, etc... If a drive is installed and recognized, the name of the drive displays. Otherwise, "Not Installed" is shown.

Click the name of the drive, to open a drive submenu (see Drive Settings table shown after this table).
Installed MemoryDisplays the total amount of RAM that the system is able to recognize.
Memory Bank 1, 2, etc... Displays the amount of RAM installed in the corresponding DIM socket.
BIOS Revision Displays the current BIOS revision number and date the BIOS was revised.
Core Version Displays BIOS Core version number.
Model Number Displays the Model number of your HP computer.
Product Number Displays the Product number of your HP computer.
Build ID Displays a build ID number that represents the hardware and software configuration of your computer. It is used by HP Customer Care and is useful when ordering recovery discs.
Drive Settings submenu (from main menu) Settings
Port Configuration Enabled

Disabled
CapacityDisplays size of drive.
Transfer ModeDisplays type of transfer mode required by the drive.
SMART Support SMART diagnostics on the hard drive to test for errors. SMART is useful as an early detection method for determining if a hard drive is failing. Press Enter to open the SMART menu and run the following tests:

  • SMART Status check
  • SMART Short Self-test
  • SMART Extended Self-test (This test can take over an hour to complete).

Advanced menu settings

Figure 2: Advanced menu screen
 Advanced menu screen showing first page of settings
The following table shows the values and settings for the Advanced screen menu:
NOTE:Device names and their settings shown in the table may vary.
Advanced menu Settings or displayed information
CPU Type Displays the name and type of processor.
CPU Speed Displays the speed of the processor.
Cache RAM (L2)Displays the amount of level 2 cache memory.
Cache RAM (L3)Displays the amount of level 3 cache memory.
Primary Video AdapterOnboard.

PCI-E x16 (use this setting if a video card is installed in the PCI-e slot).
SATA1 ControllerDisabled

Enabled
SATA1 Controller ModeIDE

RAID

AHCI
Onboard LANDisabled

Enabled
Onboard LAN Boot ROMDisabled

Enabled
Onboard 1394Disabled

Enabled
Supervisor PasswordDisabled

Enabled

* To change this setting, see Change Supervisor Password.
User PasswordDisabled

Enabled

* To change this setting, see Change User Password.
Change Supervisor PasswordSelect to enter a password.

* Entering a password enables the Supervisor password and allows you to set a User password. Pressing Enter with no password disables the Supervisor password.
Change User PasswordSelect to enter a password.

* This setting displays only after the Supervisor password has been set. Entering a password forces everyone to enter this password when they try to open the BIOS setup utility in the future. Entering no password disables the user password and allows anyone to enter the BIOS without a password.
Onboard Audio Enabled

Disabled (use this setting if an audio card is installed).

Auto

Power menu settings

Figure 3: Power menu screen
 Power menu screen showing first page of settings
The following table shows the values and settings for the Power screen menu:
NOTE:Settings shown may vary.
Power menu Settings or displayed information
After AC Power Failure Stay Off

Power On

Auto
NX (No Execute) Disabled

Enabled

(This technology (and XD technology) helps prevent unauthorized access to memory).
Virtualization Technology Disabled

Enabled

(Enable this feature if required by virtualization software).

Boot menu settings

Figure 4: Boot menu screen
 Boot menu screen showing first page of settings
The following table shows the values and settings for the Boot screen menu:
NOTE:Settings shown may vary.
Boot menu Settings or displayed information
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen Disabled

Enabled

* Enabling this function replaces the HP or Compaq logo screen with a boot screen that quickly displays startup status messages.
Boot Device Priority:

1st Boot Device

2nd Boot Device

3rd Boot Device

4th Boot Device
Selecting Boot Device Priority opens a submenu to select the order of the types of bootable devices checked by the system. That is, if the CD-ROM group is selected as the 1st Boot Device, then the system will check the CD/DVD drive first to see if it contains any bootable discs.

Selecting a device group will display not installed if there are no devices of that group installed in the system. If a device is available, you can enable or disable the group. Device groups are:

  • CD-ROM Group
  • Hard Drive Group
  • Floppy Group
  • NetworkBoot Group

Exit menu settings

Figure 5: Exit menu screen
 Exit menu screen showing first page of settings
The following table shows the values and settings for the Exit screen menu:
NOTE:Settings shown my vary.
Exit menu selections Function
Exit Saving ChangesSaves all changes made in the other screens and exit the BIOS setup utility.
Exit Discarding ChangesExits without making any changes to the BIOS.
Load Setup Defaults Replaces any changes that were made to those their original default values.
Discard Changes Removes any changes that were made to the BIOS for this session. The BIOS Setup Utility remains open.
Save Changes Saves any changes that were made to the BIOS for this session. The BIOS Setup Utility remains open.
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