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Halt On:

This item determines whether the system stops if an error is detected during system boot-up.

[All Errors]: Thesystem-bootwill stop whenever the BIOS detect anon-fatalerror.

[No Errors]: Thesystem-bootwill not stop for any error detected.

[All, But Keyboard]: Thesystem-bootwill stop for all errors except a keyboard error.

[All, But Diskette]: Thesystem-bootwill stop for all errors except a diskette error.

[All, But Disk/Key]: Thesystem-bootwill stop for all errors except a diskette or keyboard error.

Base Memory:

This item displays the amount of base memory installed in the system. The value of the base memory is typically 640K for system with 640K or more memory size installed on the motherboard.

Extended Memory:

This item displays the amount of extended memory detected during system boot-up.

Total Memory:

This item displays the total memory available in the system.

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CPU L3 Cache:

This item is used to enable the L3 cache (default setting), and appears only for certain CPU (Intel Pentium 4 processor with HT Technology Extreme Edition) that possesses L3 cache.

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Hyper-ThreadingTechnology

This item is used to enable the functionality of the processor with Hyper-ThreadingTechnology and will appear only when using such processor.

The Hyper-ThreadingTechnology helps your resources and enabling a single processor to bringing forth greater performance and system once.

PC work more efficiently by maximizing processor run two separate threads of software simultaneously, responsiveness when running multiple applications at

Quick Power On Self Test:

When set to [Enabled], this item speeds up the Power On Self Test (POST) after powering on the system. The BIOS shorten or skip some check during the POST.

#CPU Feature:

Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:

Thermal Management

This item selects the type of thermal monitoring.

!TM2 Bus Ratio

This item represents the frequency (bus ratio) of the throttled performance state that will be initiated when the on-diesensor goes from not hot to hot).

!TM2 Bus VID

This item represents the voltage of the throttled performance state that will be initiated when the on-diesensor goes from not hot to hot.

Limit CPUID MaxVal

When set to [Enabled], this item limits the CPUID maximum value to 3, which is usually required for older OS like Windows NT4.0.

Leave this item to its default [Disabled] settings for OS like Windows XP.

C1E Function

This item appears only for certain processors with the C1E (Enhanced Halt State) Function. When set to [Enabled], the processor will further reduce the total power consumption.

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Execute Disable Bit

This item appears only for certain processors with the Execute Disable Bit (XD bit) feature. When set to [Enabled], this item allows the processor to prevent data pages from being used by malicious software to execute code and provide memory protection.

EIST Function

This item appears only for certain processors with the EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) Function. When set to [Enabled], EIST will dynamically switch between multiple frequency and voltage points to optimize the power and performance balance of the processor and system based on demand.

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Hard Disk Boot Priority:

This item selects the hard disks booting priority. By pressing <Enter> key, you can enter its submenu where the hard disks detected can be selected for the booting sequence to boot up system.

This item functions only when there is the option of [Hard Disk] in any one of the First/Second/Third Boot Device items.

First Boot Device / Second Boot Device / Third Boot Device / Boot Other Device:

Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the [First Boot Device], [Second Boot Device], and [Third Boot Device] items respectively. The BIOS will boot the operating system according to the sequence of the drive selected. Set [Boot Other Device] to [Enabled] if you wish to boot from another device other than these three items.

Boot Up Floppy Seek:

When set to [Enabled], the BIOS will check whether the floppy disk drive is installed or not.

Boot Up NumLock Status:

This item determines the default state of the numeric keypad at system booting up.

[On]: The numeric keypad functions as number keys.

[Off]: The numeric keypad functions as arrow keys.

Security Option:

This item determines when the system will prompt for password - every time the system boots or only when enters the BIOS setup.

[Setup]: The password is required only when accessing the BIOS Setup.

[System]: The password is required each time the computer boots up.

NOTE: Don’t forget your password. If you forget the password, you will have to open the computer case and clear all information in the CMOS before you can start up the system. But by doing this, you will have to reset all previously set options.

MPS Version Ctrl For OS:

This item specifies which version of MPS (Multi-ProcessorSpecification) this motherboard will use. Leave this item to its default setting.

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