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FT3000 (N440BX motherboard) - BIOS Setup

Setup Menus

Setup has six major menus and several submenus:

1. Main Menu

  • Primary IDE Master and Slave
  • Secondary Master and Slave
  • Keyboard Features

2. Advanced Menu

  • PCI Configuration
    • PCI Device, Embedded SCSI
    • PCI Device, Slot 1 - Slot 4
  • Integrated Peripheral Configuration
  • Advanced Chipset Control

3. Security Menu

4. Server Menu

  • System Management
    • Server Management Information
  • Console Redirection

5. Boot Menu

  • Boot Device Priority
  • Hard Drive
  • Removable Devices

6. Exit Menu

 

To: Press
Get general help <F1> or <Atl+H>
Move between menus left arrow, right arrow
Go to the previous item up arrow
Go to the next Item down arrow
Change the value of an item + or -
Select an item or display a submenu <Enter>
Leave a submenu or exit Setup <Esc>
Reset to Setup defaults <F9>
Save and exit Setup <F10>

 

When you see this: What it means
On screen, an option is shown but you cannot select it or move to that field. You cannot change or configure the option in that menu screen.

Either the option is autoconfigured or autodetected, or you must use a different Setup screen, or you must use the SSU.

On screen, the phrase Press Enter appears next to the option. Press <Enter> to display a submenu that is either a separate full-screen menu or a pop-up menu with one or more choices.

The rest of this section lists the features that display onscreen after you press <F2> to enter Setup. Not all of the option choices are described, because (1) a few are not user-selectable but are displayed for your information, and (2) many of the choices are relatively self-explanatory.

 


 

Exploring the BIOS menus

Main Menu

Default values are bold in the following tables.

You can make the following selections on the Main Menu itself. Use the submenus for other selections.

Feature Choices Description
System Time HH:MM:SS Sets the system time.
System Date MM/DD/YYYY Sets the system date.
Legacy Diskette A: Disabled
360KB
1.2 MB
720KB
1.44/1.25 MB
2.88 MB
Selects the diskette type.
Legacy Diskette B: Disabled
360KB
1.2 MB
720KB
1.44/1.25 MB
2.88 MB
Primary IDE Master Enters submenu.
Primary IDE Slave Enters submenu.
Secondary IDE Master Enters submenu.
Secondary IDE Slave Enters submenu.
Keyboard Features Enters submenu.
Memory Cache Enabled
Disabled
Enables processor cache.
CPU Speed Setting

(for 100 MHz FSB processors. The BIOS will detect the FSB speed and display the appropriate values.)

200 MHz
250 MHz
300 MHz
350 MHz
400 MHz
450 MHz
500 MHz
Sets the speed for the installed processor(s).

CAUTION
Setting this higher than the proper speed for the installed processor(s) may cause damage to the processor(s).

CPU Speed Setting

(for 66 MHz FSB processors. The BIOS will detect the FSB speed and display the appropriate values.)

133 MHz
166 MHz
200 MHz
233 MHz
266 MHz
300 MHz
333 MHz
Sets the speed for the installed processor(s).

CAUTION
Setting this higher than the proper speed for the installed processor(s) may cause damage to the processor(s).

Language English (US)
Franšais
Espa˝ol
Deutsch
Italiano
Selects which language BIOS displays.

NOTE
This may not be available on all configurations.

 Primary/Secondary IDE Master and Slave Submenu

Feature Choices Description
Type Auto
None
CD-ROM
IDE Removable
ATAPI Removable
User
Auto forces the system to attempt auto-detection of the drive type.
None informs the system to ignore this drive.
CD ROM allows the manual entry of some fields described below.
IDE Removable allows the manual entry of some fields described below.
ATAPI Removable allows the manual entry of some fields described below.
User allows the manual entry of all fields described below.
Cylinders 0 to 65535 Number of Cylinders on Drive.
This field is changeable only for Type User.
Heads 1 to 16 Number of read/write heads on drive.
This field is available only for Type User.
Sectors 0 to 63 Number of sectors per track.
This field is available only for Type User.
Maximum Capacity N/A Computed size of drive from cylinders, heads, and sectors entered.
This field is informational only for Type User.
Multi-Sector Transfer Disabled
2, 4, 8, or 16 sectors
Determines the number of sectors per block for multi-sector transfers.
This field is informational only for Type Auto.
LBA Mode Control Disabled
Enabled
Enabling LBA causes logical block addressing to be used in place of cylinders, heads, and sectors.
This field is informational only for Type Auto.
32 Bit I/O Disabled
Enabled
Enabling allows 32 bit IDE data transfers.
Transfer Mode Standard
Fast PIO 1
Fast PIO 2
Fast PIO 3
Fast PIO 4
FPIO 3 / DMA 1
FPIO 4 / DMA 2
Selects the method for moving data to and from the drive.
This field is informational only for Type Auto.
Ultra DMA Mode Disabled
Mode 0
Mode 1
Mode 2
Selects the Ultra DMA mode used for moving data to/from the drive.

Keyboard Submenu

Feature Choices Description
Num Lock On
Off
Selects the power-on state for Num Lock.
Key Click Disabled
Enabled
Enables or disables the audible key click.
Keyboard auto-repeat rate 30/sec
26.7/sec
21.8/sec
18.5/sec
13.3/sec
10/sec
6/sec
2/sec
Sets the numbers of time per second a key will repeat while it is held down.
Keyboard auto-repeat delay 1/4 sec
1/2 sec
3/4 sec
1 sec
Sets the delay before a key starts to repeat when it is held down.

 


 

Advanced Menu

Feature Choices Description
Plug and Play OS No
Yes
Select Yes if you are booting a Plug and Play capable operating system.
Reset Configuration Data No
Yes
Select Yes if you want to clear the system configuration data during next boot. System automatically resets to No in next boot.
Enable ACPI No
Yes
Select Yes if you want to turn on the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI).
PCI Configuration Enters submenu.
Integrated Peripherals Configuration Enters submenu.
Advanced Chipset Control Enters submenu.
Use Multiprocessor Specification 1.1
1.4
Selects the version of multiprocessor specification to use. Some operating systems do not support version 1.4.
Large Disk Access Mode DOS
Other
Select DOS if your OS is DOS, or Other for UNIX, Novell NetWare, or other OS. A large disk has more than 1024 cylinders, more than 16 heads, or more than 63 tracks per sector.
Delay on Option ROMs Disabled
Enabled
Forces a short delay at the end of each Option ROM scan.

PCI Configuration Submenu

The PCI Configuration Menu only contains selections that access other submenus, shown here below.

PCI Device, Embedded SCSI Submenu

Feature Choices Description
Option ROM Scan Enabled
Disabled
Enables option ROM scan of the onboard Symbios SCSI chip. There are 2 SCSI channels that are controlled by the same option ROM.
Enable Master Enabled
Disabled
Enabled selects the device as a PCI bus master.
Latency Timer Default
0020h
0040h
0060h
0080h
00A0h
00C0h
00E0h
Minimum guaranteed time, in units of PCI bus clocks, that a device may be master on a PCI bus.

CAUTION
Do not change this setting unless you fully understand the priority of this device on the PCI bus.

PCI Device, Slot 1 - Slot 4 Submenus

Feature Choices Description
Enable Master Enabled
Disabled
Enables selected device as a PCI bus master.
Latency Timer Default
020h
040h
060h
080h
0A0h
0C0h
0E0h
Minimum guaranteed time, in units of PCI bus clocks, that a device may be master on a PCI bus.

CAUTION
Do not change this setting unless you fully understand the priority of this device on the PCI bus.

Integrated Peripheral Configuration Submenu

Feature Choices Description
Serial Port A Disabled
Enabled
Auto
PnP OS


Auto forces BIOS to configure the port.
PnP OS forces OS configures the port.
Base I/O Address 3F8
2F8
3E8
2E8
Selects the base I/O address for COM port A.
Interrupt IRQ 4
IRQ 3
Selects the IRQ for COM port A.
Serial Port B Disabled
Enabled
Auto
PnP OS


Auto forces BIOS to configure the port.
PnP OS forces OS configures the port.
Base I/O Address 3F8
2F8
3E8
2E8
Selects the base I/O address for COM port B.
Interrupt IRQ 4
IRQ 3
Selects the IRQ for COM port B
Parallel Port Disabled
Enabled
Auto
PnP OS


Auto forces BIOS to configure the port.
PnP OS forces OS configures the port.
Mode Output only
Bi-directional
EPP
ECP
Selects parallel port mode.
Base I/O Address 378
278
Selects the base I/O address for LPT port.
Interrupt IRQ 5
IRQ 7
Selects the IRQ for LPT port.
DMA channel DMA 1
DMA 3
Selects the DMA for LPT port.
Floppy disk controller Disabled
Enabled
Enables onboard diskette controller.

Advanced Chipset Control

Feature Choices Description
640-768K Memory Region Enabled
Disabled
Enabled forwards ISA Master and DMA cycles to the PCI bus.
Disabled forwards these cycles to memory.
Delayed Transaction Enabled
Disabled
Enables the delayed transaction mechanism when the PIIX4 is the target of a PCI transaction.
Passive Release Enabled
Disabled
Enables the passive release mechanism on the PHOLD# signal when the PIIX4 is a PCI Master.

 


 

Security Menu

You can make the following selections on the Security Menu itself. Enabling the Supervisor Password field requires a password for entering Setup. The passwords are not case sensitive.

Feature Choices Description
User Password is Clear
Set
Status only; user cannot modify. Once set, this can be disabled by setting it to a null string, or by clearing password jumper on system board.
Administrator Password is Clear
Set
Status only; user cannot modify.
Set User Password Press Enter When the <Enter> key is pressed, you are prompted for a password; press ESC key to abort. Once set, this can be cleared by setting it to a null string, or by clearing password jumper on system board (see Server Board Jumpers).
Set Administrator Password Press Enter When the <Enter> key is pressed, you are prompted for a password; press ESC key to abort. Once set, this can be cleared by setting it to a null string, or by clearing password jumper on system board (see Server Board Jumpers).
Password on Boot Disabled
Enabled
Requires password entry before boot. System will remain in secure mode until password is entered. Password on Boot takes precedence over Secure Mode Boot.
Diskette Access Administrator
User
Controls access to diskette drives.
Fixed Disk Boot Sector Normal
Write Protect
Write-protects boot sector on hard disk to protect against viruses.
Secure Mode Timer Disabled
1 min
2 min
5 min
10 min
20 min
1 hr
2 hr
Period of key/PS/2 mouse inactivity specified for secure mode to activate. A password is required for secure mode to function. Cannot be enabled unless at least one password is enabled.
Secure Mode Hot Key
(Ctrl-Alt- )
[ ]

[A, B, ..., Z]
Key assigned to start the Quicklock feature. Cannot be enabled unless at least one password is enabled.
Secure Mode Boot Disabled
Enabled
System will boot in secure mode. You must enter a password to unlock the system. Cannot be enabled unless at least one password is enabled.
Video Blanking Disabled
Enabled
Blank video when secure mode is activated. You must enter a password to unlock the system. Cannot be enabled unless at least one password is enabled.
Floppy Write Protect Disabled
Enabled
When secure mode is activated, the diskette drive is write protected. You must enter a password to disable. Cannot be enabled unless at least one password is enabled.
Front Panel Lockout Disabled
Enabled
When secure mode is activated, the reset and power switches are locked. You must enter a password to unlock the system. Cannot be enabled unless at least one password is enabled.

 


 

Server Menu

You can make the following selections on the Server Menu itself.

Feature Choices Description
System Management Enters submenu.
Console Redirection Enters submenu.
PCI IRQs to IO-APIC mappings Disabled
Enabled
Enabled - BIOS can describe all 24 IO APIC pins in the MP table for PCI interrupts. Not all MP operating systems and drivers can understand this description of the interrupts in the MP table.
Disabled - BIOS will only use 16 IO APIC pins in the MP table for PCI interrupts. All PCI interrupts are routed to a standard ISA IRQ pins on IO APIC. All operating systems will work with standard ISA IRQ entries.
Processor Retest Yes
No
Yes tells BIOS to clear the historical processor status and retest all processors on the next boot. BIOS automatically resets to No in next boot.

System Management Submenu

Feature Choices Description
Server Management Mode Disabled
Enabled
Enabled loads the embedded server management firmware.
System Event Logging Disabled
Enabled
When enabled, system events will be logged by BIOS and BMC in system event log.
Clear Event Log No
Yes
Yes clears the system event log (SEL) in BMC.
SMM Debug Mode Disabled
Enabled
If enabled, the BIOS will output to video and Port 80.
Server Management Info Enters submenu.
EMP Password switch Disabled
enabled
Sets the EMP password.
EMP Password [A..Z, 0..9] This field only shows up when the EMP password switch is enabled. Entering a password and pressing return will send the password immediately to the BMC. If a beep is heard the password was not accepted. If no password is entered, anyone has access to the server through the EMP Console.
EMP Escape sequence +++ Sets the escape sequence for the modem being used for EMP. This will force the modem to command mode. This is only used if the EMP direct connect mode is set to modem.
EMP Hangup Line String ATH Sets the Hangup Line Sequence for the modem being used for EMP. Only used in EMP modem mode.
Modem Init String AT&F0S0=1S14=0&D Sets the initialization string for the modem being used for EMP. Only used in EMP modem mode.
This field is only 16 characters long. High modem Init string field is a continuation of the Modem Init string to be able to enter in another 4 characters.
High Modem Init String 0 This is a continuation of the Modem Init string. When 16 characters are typed into the Modem Init string are entered this field will pop up to allow another 4 characters to be typed in.
EMP Access Mode Pre-boot Only
Always Active
Disabled
Pre-boot Only - EMP is only enabled during power down through end of POST. Com 2 is returned to system use at the end of Post when operating system boots.
Always Active - EMP is always enabled. Com 2 cannot be used by operating system. It is now dedicated for EMP use.
Disabled - EMP is disabled. Com 2 is always available for system use by console redirection or operating system.
EMP Restricted Mode Access Disabled
Enabled
If set to Enabled, Power on/off and Reset server controls via EMP are no longer available.
EMP Direct Connect/ Modem Mode Direct Connect
Modem Mode
Sets how EMP connects to the server. Direct Connect means a null modem serial cable directly connects COM 2 connector port to the EMP console machine.
Modem mode indicates that a modem is connected on COM 2 for EMP use.

Server Management Information Submenu

The following are for information only.

Feature Choices Description
Board Part Number N/A Information field only
Board Serial Number N/A Information field only
System Part Number N/A Information field only
System Serial Number N/A Information field only
Chassis Part Number N/A Information field only
Chassis Serial Number N/A Information field only
BMC Revision N/A Information field only
Primary HSBP Revision N/A Information field only

Console Redirection Submenu

Feature Choices Description
COM Port Address Disabled
3F8
2F8
3E8
When enabled, console redirection uses the I/O port specified.
3F8 - typically is COM 1
2F8 - typically is COM 2
All keyboard/mouse and video will be directed to this port. This is designed to be used only under DOS in text mode.
IRQ # 3 or 4
None
When console redirection is enabled, this displays the IRQ assigned per the address chosen in the COM Port Address field.
COM port address is disabled None is automatically selected.
Baud Rate 9600
19.2k
38.4k
115.2k
When console redirection is enabled, use the baud rate specified.
Console Type PC ANSI Sets the terminal emulation protocol that the remote console will see.
Flow Control No Flow Control
CTS/RTS
XON/XOFF
CTS/RTS + CD
Disables flow control.
CTS/RTS is hardware flow control.
XON/XOFF is software flow control.
CTS/RTS +CD is hardware plus carrier-detect for modem use. When carrier detect is lost modem will drop phone connection.

 


 

Boot Menu

You can make the following selections on the Boot Menu itself.

Feature Choices Description
Floppy Check Disabled
Enabled
If Enabled, system verifies diskette type on boot. Disabled results in a faster boot.
Boot Device Priority Enters submenu.
Hard Drive Enters submenu.
Removable Devices Enters submenu.

Boot Device Priority

Use the up or down arrow keys to select a device, then press the <+> or <-> keys to move the device higher or lower in the boot priority list.

Boot Priority Device Description
1 Removable Devices Attempts to boot from a removable media device.
2 Hard Drive Attempts to boot from a hard drive device.
3 ATAPI CD-ROM Drive Attempts to boot from an ATAPI CD-ROM drive.
4 LANDesk Service Agent II Loads LANDesk service Agent and attempts to boot off of a remote agent on the embedded network interface card (Intel 82558).

Hard Drive

For options on this menu, use the up or down arrow keys to select a device, then press the <+> or <-> keys to move the device higher or lower in the boot priority list.

Option Description
1. Hard Drive #1 (or actual drive string) IDE drives will have a suffix attached to the drive ID string.

PM - hard drive on Primary Master Channel
PS - hard drive on Primary Slave Channel
SM - hard drive on Secondary Master Channel
SS - hard drive on Secondary Slave Channel

SCSI CD-ROMs will be displayed here because the onboard Symbios SCSI bios treats CD-ROMs as hard drives.

SCSI zip or removable drives will also appear here.

Removable IDE zip drives will only show up if the removable media is formatted as a hard drive.

2. Other Bootable Device Covers all the boot devices that are not reported to the system BIOS through the BIOS boot specification mechanism. This includes all PCI cards that are not bios boot compliant (legacy) as well as ISA cards that are not PnP compliant. ISA legacy cards will boot first before non bios boot compliant PCI cards (in scan order from lowest slot to highest).

Removable Devices

For options on this menu, use the up or down arrow keys to select a device, then press the <+> or <-> keys to move the device higher or lower in the boot priority list.

Option Description
1. Legacy Floppy Drive Refers to the onboard 3.5" floppy drive.
Removable IDE media may also show up here if the removable media was formatted in floppy emulation.

 


 

Exit Menu

You can make the following selections on the Exit Menu. Select an option using the up or down arrow keys, then press <Enter> to execute the option. Pressing <Esc> does not exit this menu. You must select one of the items from the menu or menu bar to exit.

Choices Description
Exit Saving Changes Exits after writing all modified Setup item values to NVRAM.
Exit Discarding Changes Exits leaving NVRAM unmodified.
Load Custom Defaults Loads default values for all Setup items.
Save Custom Defaults Saves present Setup values to custom defaults.
Load Default Values Loads values of all Setup items from previously saved custom defaults.
Discard Changes Reads previous values of all Setup items from NVRAM.
Save Changes Writes all Setup item values to NVRAM.

 


 

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