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BIOS Settings for the Evans 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: enabling and disabling onboard components, setting 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 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: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 Ddd, MM/DD/YYYY format
Language

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

Japanese

Français

Español

Português
1st Drive, 2nd drive, etc... If a drive is installed and recognized, the name of the drive displays. Otherwise, None is shown.

Click the name of a drive, to open the drive submenu (see Drive Settings 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 IDDisplays 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 ConfigurationEnabled

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: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 RAMDisplays the amount of cache memory.
Primary Video AdapterOnboard

PCI

PCI-E x16

PCI-E x1
Supervisor PasswordDisabled

Enabled

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

Enabled

* To change this setting, see Change User Password.
Onboard LANEnabled

Disabled
Onboard LAN Boot ROMDisabled

Enabled
SATA ControllerDisabled

Enabled
SATA Controller ModeIDE
Onboard AudioEnabled

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

Auto
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.

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
XD (Execute Disable) Disabled

Enabled

NOTE:XD technology helps prevent unauthorized access to memory.
Virtualization TechnologyDisabled

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 Enabled

Disabled

* 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.

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:

  • Floppy Group
  • CD-ROM Group
  • HDD Group
  • Network Group

Exit menu settings

Figure 5: Exit menu screen
 Exit menu screen
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 exits the BIOS setup utility.
Exit Discarding ChangesExits without making any changes to the BIOS.
Load Setup Defaults Restores any changes that were made to the 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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