6. BIOS CONSOLE
This chapter describes the AR-B1474 BIOS menu displays and explains how to perform common tasks needed to
get up and running, and presents detailed explanations of the elements found in each of the BIOS menus. The
following topics are covered:
BIOS Setup Overview
Standard CMOS Setup
Advanced CMOS Setup
Advanced Chipset Setup
Auto-Detect Hard Disks
Load Default Setting
6.1 BIOS SETUP OVERVIEW
BIOS is a program used to initialize and set up the I/O system of the computer, which includes the ISA bus and
connected devices such as the video display, diskette drive, and the keyboard.
The BIOS provides a menu-based interface to the console subsystem. The console subsystem contains special
software, called firmware that interacts directly with the hardware components and facilitates interaction between
the system hardware and the operating system.
The BIOS Default Values ensure that the system will function at its normal capability. In the worst situation the
user may have corrupted the original settings set by the manufacturer.
After the computer turned on, the BIOS will perform a diagnostics of the system and display the size of the
memory that is being tested. Press the [Del] key to enter the BIOS Setup program, and then the main menu will
show on the screen.
The BIOS Setup main menu includes some options. Use the [Up/Down] arrow key to highlight the option that you
wish to modify, and then press the [Enter] key to assure the option and configure the functions.
CAUTION: 1. AR-B1474 BIOS the factory-default setting is used to the <Auto Configuration with Optimal Settings>
Acrosser recommends using the BIOS default setting, unless you are very familiar with the setting
function, or you can contact the technical support engineer.
2. If the BIOS loss setting, the CMOS will detect the <Auto Configuration with Fail Safe Settings> to
boot the operation system, this option will reduce the performance of the system.
recommends choosing the <Auto Configuration with Optimal Setting> in the main menu. The option
is best-case values that should optimize system performance.
3. The BIOS settings are described in detail in this section.
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