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Motherboard Specifications, N1996 (Argon)

Motherboard Information
Part/Feature
Support/Specification
Motherboard Description
  • Manufacturer's name - N1996
  • HP/Compaq name - Argon
Motherboard Supplier
MSI
System BIOS Supplier
MSI/Award
Form Factor
uATX
Processor Brand
Intel
Maximum approved processor
2.53 GHz Intel Pentium 4
Processor Socket Type
mPGA478
Processor Family
Intel P4 or Celeron
Processor Front Side Bus Frequency
400/533MHz
Chipset Name
845E
Chipset "North Bridge"
revision/stepping
845E
A1
Chipset "South Bridge"
revision/stepping
ICH4
A1
Super I/O
revision/stepping
Winbond
W83627HF-AW
Flash BIOS Device
4MB Flash EEPROM
Memory Type
2.5v. DDR
Memory Speed
PC2100/PC1600
Memory Sockets
2 DIMM
Maximum Memory
1GB
Graphics Supplier
Intel
Graphics Configuration
Up
Graphics Connector (AGP)
AGP 4x
TV-Out Device
No
Audio
AC'97 Down
AC'97 CODEC Device
Realtek ALC202A
Audio Jacks (legend below)
M
Microphone
M,LI,LO,SO
LI
Line In
LO
Line out
SO
Speaker
Ethernet 10/100 LAN Supplier
Realtek RTL8101L
Ethernet Configuration
PCI Down
IDE UDMA Modes
ATA-66/100
Expansion Slots (AGP/PCI/Exten)
3 PCI
USB Ports
6
USB Front/Back Options
2F+4B
Serial, Parallel, Floppy, PS2 Kbd and Mouse
1S,1P,1F,PS2 K+M
Serial Port Front Chassis Option
No
Available Mfg Options
-U,L,A,S
A
Audio down on motherboard
C
External L2 cache on motherboard
E
1394 on motherboard
G
Graphics down (on motherboard or in chipset)
L
LAN on motherboard (Ethernet) P - PCMCIA slot
S
S3 power management support
T
TV-out on motherboard
U
Graphics card (up, not on motherboard)
W
Microsoft®) Windows XP hardware compliant
Layout and photographs
Figure : Layout
Figure : Photograph
    Figure : View of back panel connectors
  1. Mouse
  2. Parallel
  3. LAN
  4. Line-in
  5. Line-out
  6. Microphone
  7. USB
  8. Serial
  9. Keyboard
Clearing the CMOS settings
The JBAT1 jumper allows you to clear the date, time, and system setup parameter memories in CMOS, by erasing the RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, including system setup information.
 caution:
Do not change any jumper setting while the computer is on. Damage to the motherboard can result.
  1. Turn off the PC and unplug the power cord.
  2. Move the JBAT1 jumper cap from pins 1-2 (normal) to pins 2-3 (clear CMOS)
  3. Keep the JBAT1 jumper cap on pins 2-3 for 6 seconds, then move it back to pins 1-2.
  4. Plug in the power cord and turn on the PC.
  5. Enter the BIOS setup to change BIOS settings.
Clearing the BIOS password
The BIOS password protects the BIOS from undesired changes. If password checking is enabled, and you need to disable it, use the following steps:
  1. Turn off the PC and unplug the power cord.
  2. Remove the JPWD1 jumper cap.
  3. To enter BIOS setup, start the PC and press the F1 key as the PC boots.
  4. Clear or reset the BIOS password.
  5. Save the BIOS settings and turn off the PC.
  6. Replace the JPWD1 jumper cap.

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