How to Build a Computer
AMD Socket A Athlon or Duron Processor
Part 7 - Flash the BIOS and Setup the CMOS
Last updated: 5/03/2001
Setup the CMOS.
101. Boot-up the Computer. You may see a CMOS
checksum error. Ignore it. Enter the CMOS Setup by pressing the
Delete key when prompted.
102. Select Load Optimized Defaults and press the
103. Adjust the CPU settings again if it can be done
in the CMOS setup.
It is the Softmenu III Setup for this motherboard. All
you have to do is change CPU Operating Speed to the correct value.
104. Enter the Standard CMOS Features and set the
correct date and time and Esc to the Main Menu.
I also change the settings for drives not installed
to "none" and leave the others set to "Auto."
105. If you are not going to use the ATA100IDE RAID
Controller or Onboard IDE-1 and IDE-2 channels, disable them to free-up interrupts.
106. Enter the Integrated Peripherals Setup and disable
Onboard Serial Ports 1 and 2. This computer does not use either serial
port. Disabling both ports frees-up IRQs for other devices.
107. You may want to change the parallel port settings
to conform to your printer. The ECP/EPP setting works with most recent
108. If you are not going to use USB, disable that
as well. If you disable it, also disable Assign IRQ for USB in the
PNP/PCI Configurations Menu.
109. Enter the PNP/PCI Configuration and change PNP
OS Installed to YES.
110. Esc to the Maine Menu, and select Save & Exit
the CMOS Setup and press the Enter key. The remaining CMOS default
values are ok for this computer.
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