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HP E-PC C10 Technical Reference Manual

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This technical reference and BIOS document for the HP e-pc contains
summary information only. More detailed information on system hardware is
available in the Technical Reference Manual - HP PC Technology.
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    - hp e-pc This technical reference and BIOS document for the HP e-pc contains summary information only. More detailed information on system hardware is available in the Technical Reference Manual - HP PC Technology. HP e-pc...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    2 system features hp e-pc system board layout ....... . 10 architectural view .

  • Page 4

    4 BIOS overview BIOS summary ......... . . power saving and ergonometry .

  • Page 5: System Overview

    This chapter introduces the internal and external features, and lists the specifications of the HP e-pc.

  • Page 6: Hp E-pc Components And Technical Features

    1 system overview hp e-pc components and technical features hp e-pc components and technical features Component No Free access shelves Package Width: 8.9cm (3.5 in); Height: 24.0 cm (9.4 in); Depth: 27.2 cm (10.7 in). Description Intel Celeron 500/66, 533/66, 633/66, 700/66...

  • Page 7: Package Features

    package features Front view Power On/ Off Button CD-ROM Drive (some models only) Front view with cover removed CD-ROM, DVD or CD-RW drive Power on Status Light (flashes in sleep mode) Hard Disk Drive Activity Light 1 system overview package features Hard Disk Drive compartment Processor located...

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    1 system overview package features rear connectors Parallel Port Keyboard LAN Connector Power Connector Line In Speaker Mouse Monitor Serial Ports Microphone...

  • Page 9: Specifications

    specifications physical characteristics Characteristic Weight (excluding display and keyboard) Dimensions Footprint Power Adapter Power Consumption (components) Dimensions do not include the stand Description 3.5 kg (7.7 pounds) Width: 8.9cm (3.5 inches) Height: 24.0cm (9.4 inches) Depth: 27.2 cm (10.7 inches) Vertical Position : 0.021 m (0.23 ft.

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    “off” mode, unplug the AC adapter from the power outlet or unplug the AC adapter from the HP e-pc. If the PC is turned off, the time settings are maintained by the battery indefinitely (until the battery runs out of power).

  • Page 11: Environmental Specifications

    environmental specifications Environmental Specifications (System Processing Unit, with Hard Disk) Operating Temperature Storage Temperature Operating Humidity Storage Humidity Acoustic Noise Emission: Operating Altitude Storage Altitude Operating temperature and humidity ranges may vary depending upon the mass storage devices installed. High humidity levels can cause improper operation of disk drives.

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    1 system overview specifications...

  • Page 13: System Features

    This chapter describes core components of the HP e-pc such as processors, chip set, mass storage devices, graphics controller, audio controller, network features and input devices.

  • Page 14: Hp E-pc System Board Layout

    2 system features hp e-pc system board layout hp e-pc system board layout All HP e-pc system boards have a Celeron/Pentium III processor slot. system board 2 stacked USB connectors Line Line Mic IN IDE connector Audio CMOS/Password Switch 810E chipset with...

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    PCI mapping HP e-pc PCI Mapping Table Device 2 system features hp e-pc system board layout PCI Device MCH chip ICH chip: PCI bridge ICH chip Integrated audio (CoDec) Integrated LAN...

  • Page 16: Architectural View

    2 system features architectural view architectural view Processor Celeron or Pentium III Display System Bus (66/133MHz) GMCH Intel 82810e 266 MB/s PCI 33 Intel 82801AA CS4299 AUDIO AC97 INTEL 82802AB(4M) System Memory 64bit (66/100MHz) ATA33/66 HDD and CDD Super PS/2 KB and MS Serial and // LPC Bus...

  • Page 17: Main Memory

    There is one 168-pin DIMM slot on the system board for installing main memory. All HP e-pc models are supplied with a memory module of at least 64 MB non-ECC SDRAM. Only HP memory modules are supported. Memory upgrades are not supported.

  • Page 18: Cmos/password Switch

    2 system features CMOS/password switch CMOS/password switch The position of the CMOS/password switch is shown below: Switch CMOS/ OFF = normal (default) ON = clear CMOS and reload default values in Setup, clear Passwords Password SWITCH BLOCK Switch function:...

  • Page 19: Mass Storage Devices

    A 3.5-inch hard disk drive is supplied. This hard drive is provided with the HP e-pc and comes with a hard disk drive tray attached. To see which other hard disk drives can be purchased as accessories for the HP e-pc, refer to

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    IDE DVD-ROM drive. These can play standard CD-ROM discs, conforming to optical and mechanical standards as specified in the Red and Yellow Book. To find out about CD-ROM and DVD drive technology, refer to Technical Reference Manual - HP PC Technology. features of the • CD-DA •...

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    HP product number Disc Diameter Disk Capacity Data Transfer Rate Random Access Time Full Stroke NOTE If a disk is still in the drive after power failure or drive failure, the disk can be reclaimed by inserting a straightened paper-clip into the small hole at the bottom of the door.

  • Page 22: Graphic Interface

    Russia, Rest of Asia, Africa China graphic interface The HP e-pc uses Intel® 810E integrated graphics with Direct AGP and Dynamic Video Memory technology. The video memory is dynamically allocated on system memory (SDRAM) by the chip set, and shared with main memory.

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    specifications Integrated Graphics Controller • 3D Hyper Pipelined Architecture Full 2D H/W Acceleration Motion Video Acceleration 3D Graphics Visual Enhancements • Flat & Gouraud Shading Mip Maps with Bilinear and Anisotropic Filtering Fogging Atmospheric Effects Z Buffering 3D Pipe 2D Clipping Backface Culling 3D Graphics Texturing Enhancements •...

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    2 system features graphic interface 2D Graphics • Up to 1600x1200 in 8-bit Color at 75 Hz Refresh Hardware Accelerated Functions 3 Operand Raster BitBLTs 64x64x3 Color Transparent Cursor Arithmetic Stretch Blitter Video • H/W Motion Compensation Assistance for S/W MPEG2 Decode Software DVD at 30 fps H/W Overlay Engine with Bilinear Filtering Independent gamma correction, saturation, brightness &...

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    2 system features graphic interface connectors A 15-pin VGA DB connector is located on the rear panel of the HP e-pc (refer to the system board diagram on page 10 for its location). 15-pin VGA DB Connector...

  • Page 26: Audio

    2 system features audio audio CS4299: CrystalClear Sound Fusion Audio Codec ‘97 The CS4299 is an AC’97 2.1 compatible stereo audio codec designed for PC multimedia systems. Using the industry leading CrystalClear delta-sigma and mixed signal. High fidelity audio is achieved through features such as differential CD audio input, which cancels out PC activity noise.

  • Page 27: Network Interface

    The 3Com chip supports First Plug Remote Power On. This means that once the HP e-pc is set up and connected, if a Magic Packet is sent from a server, the HP e-pc powers on. TCP/IP Ping Wake-up is supported under Windows 98 and Windows 2000 in ACPI mode.

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    It enables the user to test the LAN chip, the network Interface layers, and the communication between machines. connectors The 10/100BT connector is located on the rear of the HP e-pc. LAN Connector For more information on network technology, refer to the Technical...

  • Page 29: Serviceability

    This chapter introduces the enhanced serviceability features of the HP e-pc.

  • Page 30: Swapping Parts

    HP Support may advise you to remove your hard disk and return the system for repair or replacement 1 Switch off the monitor and HP e-pc. Unplug the AC adapter from the wall socket. 2 Using the key, unlock the port control system (if installed) and hard drive compartment cover at the rear of the HP e-pc.

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    3 Disconnect the power cord and any telecommunication cables. 4 Slide back and then lift off the compartment cover. 5 Lift the rear of the hard drive tray clear of the HP e-pc using the handle. This is to gain access to the data and power connectors.

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    3 serviceability swapping parts...

  • Page 33: Bios Overview

    BIOS overview This chapter describes the BIOS features of HP e-pc models.

  • Page 34: Bios Summary

    3Com LAN option ROM. The system BIOS is identified by the version number IN.xx.yy. The latest BIOS version for your HP e-pc and instructions for updating the BIOS can be downloaded from the HP’s Support Web site at: This section covers: •...

  • Page 35

    A USB floppy is installed as a standard drive by the BIOS (drive A: or E:). A USB floppy is installed as drive A: (for Windows 2000) or drive E: (Windows 98), depending on the number of external drives attached. HP setup screen The Setup page contains the following fields: • System Time •...

  • Page 36

    4 BIOS overview BIOS summary computer’s configuration. It can also be used to start the computer. • User Password. This password can only be set when a supervisor password has been set. The User Password prevents unauthorized use of the computer, protects stored data.

  • Page 37: Power Saving And Ergonometry

    Soft Power Down is available with the Windows NT operating system. If users want to shut down their HP e-pc, they are able to do so directly from the Windows NT interface. There is no longer any need to physically switch off the HP e-pc.

  • Page 38: Bios Addresses

    4 BIOS overview BIOS addresses BIOS addresses This section provides a summary of the main features of the HP system BIOS. This is software that provides an interface between the computer hardware and the operating system. system memory map 0000 0000 - 0000 03FF...

  • Page 39

    Although the Setup program can be used to change some of the settings, the following address map is not completely BIOS dependent, but is determined partly by the operating system. Note that some of the I/O addresses are allocated dynamically. I/O Address Ports 0000 - 000F 0010-001F, 0022 -003F, 0044-005F,...

  • Page 40

    4 BIOS overview BIOS addresses DMA channel controllers Only “I/O-to-memory” and “memory-to-I/O” transfers are allowed. “I/O-to-I/O” and “memory-to-memory” transfers are disallowed by the hardware configuration. The system controller supports seven DMA channels, each with a page register used to extend the addressing range of the channel to 16 MB. The following table summarizes how the DMA channels are allocated.

  • Page 41

    Interrupt Request Description (Interrupt Vector) IRQ6 Free IRQ7 LPT1 IRQ8 IRQ9 On board USB Controller IRQ10 IRQ11 SCI ACPI IRQ12 Mouse IRQ13 Co-processor IRQ14 IDE Primary channel IRQ15 IDE Secondary channel. Free unless disabled 4 BIOS overview BIOS addresses...

  • Page 42: Order In Which The Post Tests Are Performed

    The POST starts by displaying a graphic screen of the Hewlett-Packard logo when the HP e-pc is started. Devices, such as memory and newly installed hard disk drives, are configured automatically. The user is not requested to confirm the change. Newly removed hard disks are detected, and the user is prompted to confirm the new configuration by pressing F4.

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    boot block recovery code check points OnBoard Floppy Controller (if any) is initialzed. To start base 512K memory test. To initialise interrupt vector table. To initialise DMA and interrupt controllers. To enable floppy and timer IRQ, enable internal cache. Initialize floppy drive. Start looking for a diskette in drive A: and read 1st sector of the diskette.

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    4 BIOS overview order in which the POST tests are performed Going to check pressing of <INS> , <END> key during power-on. To init CMOS if "Init CMOS in every boot" is set or <END> key is pressed. Going to disable DMA and Interrupt controllers.

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    To enable interrupts for diagnostics mode. To initialize data to check memory wrap around at 0:0. Data initialized. Going to check for memory wrap around at 0:0 and finding the total system memory size. Memory wrap around test done. Memory size calculation over. About to go for writing patterns to test memory.

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    4 BIOS overview order in which the POST tests are performed Keyboard test started. clearing output buffer, checking for stuck key, to issue keyboard reset command. Keyboard reset error/stuck key found. To issue keyboard controller interface test command. Keyboard controller interface test over. To write command byte and init circular buffer. Command byte written, Global data init done.

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    Soft error display complete. Going to set keyboard typematic rate. Keyboard typematic rate set. To program memory wait states. Going to enable parity/NMI. NMI and parity enabled. Going to do any initialization required before giving control to optional ROM at E000. Initialization before E000 ROM control over.

  • Page 48: Beep Codes And Error Messages

    4 BIOS overview beep codes and error messages beep codes and error messages If a terminal error occurs during POST, the system issues a beep code before attempting to display the error in the upper left corner of the screen. Beep codes are useful for identifying the error when the system is unable to display the error message.

  • Page 49: Drivers And Software

    This chapter provides information on the drivers and software preloaded with the HP e-pc.

  • Page 50: Drivers

    5 drivers and software drivers drivers You can download up-to-date versions of drivers required for the HP e-pc from the “Software and Drivers” section of HP’s Support web site at software HP e-pc models come preloaded with the following software. You can download the most up-to-date versions from the “Software and Drivers”...

  • Page 51: Bios Updates

    5 drivers and software BIOS updates BIOS updates The system BIOS is identified by the version number IN.xx.yy. The latest BIOS version for your PC and instructions for updating the BIOS can be downloaded from the HP support Web site at:

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    5 drivers and software BIOS updates...

  • Page 53: About This Document

    This technical reference and BIOS document for the HP e-pc contains summary information only. More detailed information on system hardware is available in the Technical Reference Manual - HP PC Technology. hp e-pc bibliography HP Information CD-ROM (see HP e-pc User’s Guide for ordering...

  • Page 56

    HP e-pc. HP PC Technology • A detailed look at the hardware components in the HP e-pc and selected HP Vectra PCs. Includes information on processors, chip set, graphics controller, network interface, connectors and sockets.

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