Computer Setup (F10) Utility menu descriptions (continued)
Chapter 4 System management
Sets the following:
POST Messages—Enables or disables the splash screen during POST.
F9 Prompt (Displayed or Hidden)—Selecting Displayed displays the F9=Boot Menu
during POST. Selecting Hidden prevents the text from being displayed. However, pressing
F9 still accesses the boot menu.
F10 Prompt (Displayed or Hidden)—Selecting Displayed displays F10=Setup during
POST. Selecting Hidden prevents the text from being displayed, but pressing F10
still accesses the Setup screen.
F12 Prompt (Displayed or Hidden)—Selecting Displayed displays F12=Network
Service Boot during POST. Selecting Hidden prevents the text from being displayed
but pressing F12 still forces the computer to attempt booting from the network.
display a message before loading options ROMs.
Remote Wakeup Boot Source—Enables you to set the remote wakeup boot source as:
Local Hard Drive
After Power Loss (On, Off, Previous State)—Enabling this option directs the previous state to
be the default.
POST Delay (in seconds) (5, 10, 15, 20, None)—Adds a specified delay to the POST
process. This delay is sometimes needed for hard disk drives on some expansion cards that
spin up slowly (so slowly that they are not ready to start by the time POST is finished). The
POST delay also gives you time to select F10 to enter the Computer Setup (F10) Utility.
Enables you to disable or specify a weekday and time for BIOS power-on.
Enables/disables these options:
Hyper-Threading—Provides processor parallelization such that the operating system treats
one processor as two.
Active Cores (1,2, or All Cores)—Selects a single core, or multiple cores per socket. (Not
available on some configurations.)
Limit CPUID Maximum Value to 3 (Enable or Disable)—Sets the number of allowable CPU
Enables you to set resources (IRQ, DMA, I/O Rate) for or disable onboard system devices such as
serial port and diskette controller. Operating system parameters generally override Onboard
Configures graphics cards per computer slots. In multi-graphics card configurations, this option
designates one card as primary graphics, and the other card as secondary graphics.
Enable/disable these options:
PCI SERR# Generation (Enable or Disable)—Controls PCI SERR# generation for ill-behaved
PCI add-in cards (that can generate SERR# spuriously).
PCI VGA Palette Snooping (Enable or Disable)—Controls PCI VGA Palette Snooping for
Memory Mode Interleave—Sets interleave mode for dual socket computers.
prompt (Enable or Disable)—Enabling this feature causes the computer to