Setting the BIOS on your Motherboard.
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Now that you have the Computer all put together now we can get the Motherboard To recognize your hard drive and set it up so you can start installing your Operating System.

Please write down in your manual everything you change in your BIOS.
If your battery fails on your Motherboard you will lose all your data you have changed.
So it's good to write it down and keep it in a safe place.

You can change your settings anytime by going back into CMOS SETUP if you need to.

I will only show you what to change to get your system operating. Once you get more Familiar with your system then you can Change or Tweak it the way you want!!!
Please consult you Motherboard Manual for this section!!!

If you do not feel comfortable settting your BIOS then you can look at your BIOS Main Menu and select FAIL-SAFE DEFAULTS that will load the BIOS default values for the most stable, Minimal-performance system operations. Or you can select OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS for the BIOS Factory settings for optimal performance.

Then when you get comfortable you can go into your BIOS and Tweak it the way you want!!!

This section will help you configure your Motherboard BIOS.
When you first Power on your Computer you first press the DEL Key immediately, Check you Motherboard Manual. sometimes it is a different key!!!
This will bring you into the

BIOS CMOS SETUP UTILITY.

Like the picture on the right.
You move the highlighted areas up,,,down,,,and sideways by using the ARROW KEYS.

Press "Enter."

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Now you should see a screen like this.

On this screen you can change the Date and The Time with your Page-Up and Page-Down Keys.
Make sure your Hard Drive "IDE Primary Master" is showing and also you CDROM "IDE Secondary Master."

Also see if your Floppy Drive is showing on "Drive A".

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ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES


You will see how to set the Motherboard on where to boot from first.
The normal boot is A-C-CDROM.

If you are going to boot from a CDROM you would change this from A to CDROM with the Page-Up,,,Page-Down keys.

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ADVANCED CHIPSET FEATURES

This is for setting your:
  • DRAM Clock/Drive Control
  • AGP & P2P Bridge control
  • CPU & PCI Bus Control
  • System BIOS Cacheable
  • Video RAM Cacheable.

  • You can just leave everything as it is for now until you get familiar with the system.

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    INTERGRATED PERIPHERALS

    Is what is built into your Motherboard.
    Almost all of them can be left alone here Unless you have a Motherboard with built in Audio and Video and you are using another Card.
    You have to turn off the ones built into the motherboard.
    This one have built in Audio but i have another Audio Card so turn mine off using the
    VIA OnChip PCI Device

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    POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP

    This menu allows your to modify the power management parameters and IRQ signals.

    You can look but you don't have to change anything here.

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    PnP/PCI CONFIGURATION

    If you are installing a Plug-n-Play operating system such as Microsoft windows then the PNP OS Installed should read YES.
    If you are installing another operating system such as Linux then it should read NO.

    You can leave the rest like they are.

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    PC HEALTH STATUS

    Yours may or may not have this.
    The first one you see is the CPU WARNING TEMPERATURE. I like to turn this one at it's lowest setting. Which on this Motherboard is
    50°C/122°F.
    That way if you leave the computer on and your Fans quit running it will give you a Warning sound.
    The bottom one is
    Shutdown Temperature.
    If your system gets too hot the computer will shut itself down to keep from over heating and destroying your CPU and Motherboard. The lowest this one will go is
    60°C/140°F.

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    FREQUENCY/VOLTAGE CONTROL

    This is to control the Frequency and Voltage for your CPU.

    Don't even thnk about changing anything in here!!!

    This is if you want to OVERCLOCK your CPU.
    One little mistake and Your off to the store buying a new CPU.

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    LOAD FAIL-SAFE DEFAULTS

    When you press Enter on this one you get a box with a message similar to:
    Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)?
    Press "Y" to load the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal-performance systems operations.
    LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS

    When you press Enter on this one you get a box with a message similar to:
    Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)?
    Press "Y" to load the BIOS default values that are factory settings for Optimal-performance systems operations.
    SUPERVISOR/USER PASSWORD SETTING

    You can use this option if you want to.

    This is to prevent any unauthorized person from changing any part of your system Comfiguration or use of your computer without the correct password.
    SAVE & EXIT SETUP

    When you press Enter on this one you get a box with a message similar to:
    Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)?
    Press "Y" to save the BIOS values that you have selected for your systems operations.
    EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

    When you press Enter on this one you get a box with a message similar to:
    Quit without saving (Y/N)?
    Press "Y" will not save any changes you have done to the BIOS.

    Now that you have the BIOS on your Motherboard saved we can now

    Partition and Format the Hard Drive

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