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BIOS Settings for the Evans Motherboard

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 : 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 Time
Displays Current time in HH:MM:SS format.
System Date
Displays 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 Memory
Displays 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
Capacity
Displays size of drive.
Transfer Mode
Displays 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 : 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 RAM
Displays the amount of cache memory.
Primary Video Adapter
Onboard
PCI
PCI-E x16
PCI-E x1
Supervisor Password
Disabled
Enabled
* To change this setting, see Change Supervisor Password.
User Password
Disabled
Enabled
* To change this setting, see Change User Password.
Onboard LAN
Enabled
Disabled
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Disabled
Enabled
SATA Controller
Disabled
Enabled
SATA Controller Mode
IDE
Onboard Audio
Enabled
Disabled (use this setting if an audio card is installed)
Auto
Change Supervisor Password
Select 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 Password
Select 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 : 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 Technology
Disabled
Enabled
(Enable this feature if required by virtualization software).
Boot menu settings
Figure : 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 : 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 Changes
Saves all changes made in the other screens and exits the BIOS setup utility.
Exit Discarding Changes
Exits 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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