EVGA P55 LE User Manual

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Configuring the BIOS

USB Configuration

This option menu allows you to enable Legacy USB support, force USB 1.1 mode and more.

Advanced Chipset Features

Select Advanced Chipset Features from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and press Enter to change the settings.

Advanced Chipset Settings

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WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections may cause system to malfunction.

North Bridge Configuration [Press Enter]

PCI Express Configuration [Press Enter]

Intel VT-d

[Disabled]

HD Audio Controller

[Enabled]

IEEE1394

[Enabled]

LAN1 Controller

[Enabled]

LAN Boot

[Disabled]

PE1 Slot

[Auto]

P80 Show CPU Temperature Slot[Enabled]

ME Subsystem Configuration[Press Enter]

Help Item

Configure North Bridge features.

:Move Enter:Select+/-/:ValueF10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help

F5:Previous Values F7:Optimized Defaults

Figure 5. Advanced Chipset Features

North Bridge Configuration

This option menu will allow you to set the primary graphics adapter, and more.

PCI Express Configuration

This option menu will allow you to set advanced PCI Express options, such as Payload size. It is not recommended to adjust these settings.

Intel VT-dConfiguration

This option menu allows you to enable, or disable, Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O. This setting can help improve performance in a virtualized environment, it is recommended to leave this disabled for standard system setups.

The Advanced Chipset Features menu also allows you to enable/disable some onboard devices, they are as follows:

HD Audio Controller

Use this function to set the onboard audio function. It is recommended to leave this enabled, unless you are using an external sound, add-onsound card.

IEEE1394

This function allows you to enable or disable the IEEE1394 (Firewire) interface.

LAN Controller

This function allows you to enable or disable the onboard primary network controller. It is recommended to leave this enabled, unless you are using an external Network Controller, such as an EVGA Killer Xeno card.

PE1 Slot

This function allows you to enable or disable the PE1 Slot.

ME Subsystem Configuration

Select this option to change advanced ME Subsystem settings.

PCI/PNP Resource Management

Select PCI/PNP Resource Management from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and press Enter to display the advanced settings.

Advanced PCI/PnP Settings

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WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections may cause system to malfunction.

Clear NVRAM

[No]

Plug & Play O/S

[No]

PCI Latency Timer

[64]

Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA

[Yes]

Palette Snooping

[Disabled]

PCI IDE BusMaster

[Enabled]

OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card

[Auto]

IRQ3

[Available]

IRQ4

[Available]

IRQ5

[Available]

IRQ7

[Available]

IRQ9

[Available]

IRQ10

[Available]

Help Item

Clear NVRAM during System Boot.

:Move Enter:Select+/-/:ValueF10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help

F5:Previous Values F7:Optimized Defaults

Figure 6. PCI/PNP Resource Management

Clear NVRAM

This function clears the NVRAM during System Boot.

Plug & Play O/S

This function sets whether the O/S or BIOS configures Plug and Play devices. A setting of [No] is default.

PCI Latency Timer

This function sets the value in units of PCI clocks.

Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA

This function allows an IRQ to be assigned to a PCI VGA.

Palette Snooping

This function allows the BIOS to inform the system that an ISA graphics device is installed.

PCI IDE BusMaster

This function allows the BIOS to use PCI BusMastering for reading or writing to IDE drives.

OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card

This function allows manual override of PCI/ISA external cards. A setting of [Auto] works for most devices.

IRQ Settings

The various IRQ settings allows you to reserve IRQ’s if necessary, it is recommended to leave this as Available.

DMA Channel

The various DMA settings allow you to specify a DMI to be used by PCI/PnP devices.

Reserved Memory Size

This option allows you to specify the size of the memory block to reserve for legacy ISA devices.

Boot Configuration Features

Select Boot Configuration Features from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and press Enter to display the settings.

Boot Device Priority

[Press Enter]

Help Item

Hard Disk Drives

[Press Enter]

 

CD/DVD Drives

[Press Enter]

Specifies the

 

 

 

Boot Device

 

 

 

Priority sequence.

:Move Enter:Select+/-/:ValueF10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help

F5:Previous Values F7:Optimized Defaults

Figure 7. Boot Configuration Features

Boot Device Priority

This option menu will allow specification of the boot device priority sequence.

Hard Disk Drives

This option menu allows you specification of the Hard Disk boot priority sequence.

CD/DVD Drives

This option menu allows you specification of the CD/DVD boot priority sequence.

Power Management Features

Select Power Management Features from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and press Enter to display the settings.

Power Management Features

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ACPI Configuration

[Press Enter]

SLP_S4# Min. Assertion Width

[4 to 5 seconds]

Restore on AC Power Loss

[Power Off]

Help Item

Section for Advanced ACPI Configuration.

:Move Enter:Select+/-/:ValueF10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help

F5:Previous Values F7:Optimized Defaults

Figure 8. Power Management Features

ACPI Configuration

This menu will allow adjustment of Advanced ACPI configurations.

SLP_S4# Min. Assertion Width

This function allows adjustment of the SLP assertion width.

Configuring the BIOS

Restore on AC Power Loss

This menu allows adjustment of the AC Power Loss parameters.

Hardware Health Configure

Select Hardware Health Configure from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and press Enter to display the settings.

Hardware Health Configure

 

Help Item

H/W Health Function

[Enabled]

 

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Enables Hardware

 

 

 

 

Health Monitoring

CPU Temperature Sensor

:34C/93F

Device.

VREG Temperature Sensor

:48C/118F

 

System Temperature Sensor

:34C/93F

 

CPU Fan Speed

:3264 RPM

 

Power Fan Speed

:1337 RPM

 

Chassis Fan Speed

:3864 RPM

 

VCore

:1.337 V

 

Memory

:1.481 V

 

CPU VTT

:1.021 V

 

PCH

:1.031 V

 

+5V

:4.961 V

 

:Move Enter:Select+/-/:ValueF10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help

F5:Previous Values F7:Optimized Defaults

Figure 9. Hardware Health Configure

H/W Health Function

This will enable or disable Hardware Health Monitoring.

CPU Fan Mode Setting

This function allows change of the fan mode configuration.

Frequency/Voltage Control Menu

Select Frequency/Voltage Control from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and press Enter to display the settings.

Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility

Frequency/Voltage Control

Memory Configure

[Press Enter]

Item Help

CPU Configuration

[Press Enter]

 

 

 

CPU Multiplier Setting

[20]

Main Level

 

CPU Frequency Setting

[133]

 

 

 

PCIE Frequency Setting

[100]

 

 

 

EVGA VDroop Control

[With VDroop]

 

 

 

Current CPU VCore : 1.33700V

 

 

 

CPU VCore

[Auto]

 

 

 

Current Dimm Voltage : 1.50V

 

 

 

DIMM Voltage

[Auto]

 

 

 

Current VTT : 1.050V

 

 

 

 

VTT

[Auto]

 

 

 

Current PCH Voltage : 1.050V

 

 

 

PCH

[Auto]

 

 

 

Current CPU PLL : 1.800V

 

 

 

 

CPU PLL

[Auto]

 

 

 

DIMM 1/2 DQ Vref

[ 849 KHz ]

 

 

:Move Enter:Select+/-/PU/PD:ValueF10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help

F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-SafeDefaults F7:Optimized Defaults

Figure 10. Frequency/Voltage Control

Memory Configure

This menu will allow the configuration of advanced memory timings, including memory frequency and memory timings.

CPU Configuration

This menu will allow the configuration of advanced CPU settings, such as Virtualization Technology, CPU SpeedStep, or CPU power saving options.

Configuring the BIOS

Installing Drivers and

Software

The CD that has been shipped with the EVGA P55 LE Motherboard contains the following software and drivers:

Chipset Drivers

Audio drivers

LAN Drivers

RAID Drivers

EVGA E-LEETOverclocking Utility

Adobe Acrobat Reader

User’s Manual

Windows XP/Vista/7 Driver Installation

5.Insert the Intel P55 installation CD for the motherboard included in the kit.

6.The CD will autorun, install the drivers and utilities listed on the install screen.

If the CD does not run, go to My Computer and click on the CD to open.

Appendix A. POST Codes for the EVGA P55 LE Motherboard

This section provides the AMI POST Codes (Table 6) for the EVGA P55 LE Motherboard during system boot up.

The POST Codes are displayed on the Debug LED readout located directly onboard the motherboard.

This Debug LED will also display current CPU temperatures after the system has fully booted into the Operating System.

Debug LED with CPU Temperature Monitor

Table 6.

AMI POST Code

 

 

 

 

Code

Description

 

03

Initialize BIOS.

 

 

 

 

04

Check Battery Power and CMOS

 

 

 

 

05

Initialize interrupt controlling hardware/vector table

 

 

 

 

06

Initialize system timer

 

 

 

 

07

Fixes CPU POST interface calling pointer

 

 

 

 

08

Primary initialization of CPU

 

 

 

 

C0

Secondary initialization of CPU

 

 

 

 

C1

Set up boot strap processor information

 

 

 

 

C2

Set up boot strap processor for POST

 

 

 

 

C5

Enumerate and set up application processors

 

 

 

 

C6

Re-enablecache for boot strap processor

 

 

 

 

C7

Early CPU initialization exit

 

 

 

 

0A

Initialize keyboard controller

 

 

 

 

0B

Detect Mouse

 

 

 

 

0C

Detect Keyboard

 

 

 

 

0E

Test input devices

 

 

 

 

13

Early POST initialization of chipset registers