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To access the BIOS Setup program, press the key during the POST when the power is turned on. To see more advanced BIOS Setup menu options, you can press + in the main menu of the BIOS Setup program. To upgrade the BIOS, use either the GIGABYTE Q-Flash or @BIOS utility. • Q-Flash allows the user to quickly and easily upgrade or back up BIOS without entering the operating system. • @BIOS is a Windows-based utility that searches and downloads the latest version of BIOS from the Internet and updates the BIOS. • Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction. • It is recommended that you not alter the default settings (unless you need to) to prevent system instability or other unexpected results. Inadequately altering the settings may result in system's failure to boot. If this occurs, try to clear the CMOS values and reset the board to default values. (Refer to the "Load Optimized Defaults" section in this chapter or introductions of the battery/ clearing CMOS jumper in Chapter 1 for how to clear the CMOS values.)
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2010, Award Software, Inc.
The following screens may appear when the computer boots.
Motherboard Model BIOS Version
M68MT-S2 D9 ...: BIOS Setup : XpressRecovery2 : Boot Menu : Qflash 10/18/2010-NV-MCP68-6A61KG0PC-00
The Main Menu
Once you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main Menu (as shown below) appears on the screen. Use arrow keys to move among the items and press to accept or enter a sub-menu.
(Sample BIOS Version: D9)
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2010 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup Change CPU's Clock & Voltage
ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash
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