EVGA P55 LE User Manual

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Configuring the BIOS

Code

Description

20

Relocate System Management interrupt vector

 

 

24

Uncompress and initialize BIOS module

 

 

2A

Initialize devices primary

 

 

2C

Initialize devices secondary

 

 

2E

Initialize output devices

 

 

31

Allocate memory for ADM module

 

 

33

Initialize silent boot module

 

 

37

Display sign-onmessage

 

 

38

Initialize USB controller

 

 

39

Initialize DMAC-1&DMAC-2

 

 

3A

Initialize real time clock

 

 

3B

Test system memory

 

 

3C

Initialization of chipset registers

 

 

40

Detect coprocessor

 

 

52

Update CMOS memory size

 

 

60

Initialize NUM-LOCK

 

 

75

Initialize Int-13

 

 

78

Initialize IPL devices

 

 

7C

Generate and write contents of ESCD

 

 

84

Log errors encountered

 

 

85

Display errors, if no display check monitor/video card

 

 

87

Execute BIOS setup if needed or requested

 

 

8C

Late POST initialization of chipset registers

 

 

8D

Build ACPI tables

 

 

8E

Program peripheral parameters

 

 

90

Initialize system management interrupt

 

 

A1

Prepare for system boot

 

 

A2

Initialize IRQ routing table

 

 

A4

Display boot option popup

 

 

A7

Display system configuration screen

 

 

A9

Wait for user input at configuration display

 

 

Code

Description

AA

Uninstall POST vector

 

 

AB

Prepare BBS for Int 19 boot

 

 

AC

End of POST initialization

 

 

B1

Save system context for ACPI

 

 

00

Pass control to OS

 

 

(can vary)

Show CPU Temp (if enabled)

 

 

EVGA Glossary of Terms

ACPI - Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

AFR – Alternate Frame Rendering

APIC - Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller

BIOS - Basic Input Output System

CD-ROM- Compact DiscRead-OnlyMemory

CMOS - Complementary Metal-OxideSemiconductor

CPU – Central Processing Unit

D-ICE– Dry Ice Cooling

DDR2 - Double Data Rate 2

DDR3 - Double Data Rate 3

DIMM - Dual In-lineMemory Module

DRAM - Dynamic random access memory

DVD - Digital Versatile Disc

DVI – Digital Video Interface

FDC - Floppy Disk Controller

FSB – Front Side Bus

FTW – For The Win!

GHz – Gigahertz

GPU – Graphics Processing Unit

Configuring the BIOS

HDD - Hard Disk Drive

HDMI - High-DefinitionMultimedia Interface

HDR – High Dynamic Range Lighting

HPET - High Precision Event Timer

HT – Hyper-Threading

HSF - Heat Sink Fan

I/O - Input/Output

IDE - Integrated Drive Electronics

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IGP - Integrated Graphics Processors

IRQ - Interrupt Request

JBOD - Just a Bunch of Disks

JEDEC - Joint Electron Device Engineering Council

LAN - Local Area Network

LCD - Liquid Crystal Display

LGA – Land Grid Array

LN2 – Liquid Nitrogen Cooling

MAC - Media Access Control

MCP - Media and Communications Processor

MHz - Megahertz

NB - Northbridge

NCQ - Native Command Queuing

NIC - Network Interface Card

NTFS - New Technology File System

OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer

PATA - Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment

PCB - Printed Circuit Board

PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect

PCIe - Peripheral Component Interconnect Express

PCI-x- Peripheral Component Interconnect Extended

POST – Power on Self Test

PWM – Pulse Width Modulation

QDR - Quad Data Rate

QPI – Quick Path Interconnect

RAID - Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks

RGB - Red Green Blue

SATA - Serial Advanced Technology Attachment

SB - Southbridge

SCSI - Small Computer System Interface

SFR – Split Frame Rendering

SLI - Scalable Link Interface

SPD - Serial Presence Detect

SPDIF - Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format

SPP - System Platform Processors

TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol

USB - Universal Serial Bus

VDroop - V-coreVoltage Drop

VGA - Video Graphics Array