Desktop Boards
Desktop Boards
Integration Guide: BIOS Settings


Upgrade to the latest BIOS version
If you are having issues with features and capabilities on your desktop board, the latest BIOS revision may help. But Intel suggests you update the BIOS on your computer only if the newer BIOS version specifically solves a problem you have. Intel does not recommend BIOS updates for computers that do not need it. You can view all BIOS changes in the Release Notes included on the BIOS download pages in Download Center.

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Disabling onboard hardware features
If you plan to use add-in PCI or PCI Express* cards for features such as audio, LAN and video, disable those built-in features with these steps:

  1. Enter BIOS Setup by pressing [F2] during boot.
  2. Go to the appropriate BIOS menu:
    1. For audio or LAN: Configuration > On-Board Devices or Advanced > Peripherals Configuration
    2. For video: Configuration > Video or Advanced > Video Configuration
  3. Set the option to Disabled.
  4. Exit and save changes [F10].

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Disabling onboard software features
Some Intel® Desktop Boards offer special software features that allow for system management or media enhancements. These features include:

  • Trusted Platform Module
  • Intel® Active Management Technology
  • Intel® Platform Administration Technology
  • Intel® Quick Resume Technology

Trusted Platform Module
The Trusted Platform Module is included with desktop boards intended for corporate environments. The module is specifically designed to enhance platform security above-and-beyond the capabilities of current software by offering a protected space for key operations and other security critical tasks.

To disable Trusted Platform Module:

  1. Enter BIOS Setup by pressing [F2] during boot.
  2. Go to the Configuration > On-Board Devices or Advanced > Peripherals Configuration menu.
  3. Set Trusted Platform Module to Disabled.
  4. Exit and save changes [F10].

Intel® Active Management Technology
Intel Active Management Technology is included with desktop boards intended for corporate environments. This technology is a hardware-based solution that uses out-of-band communication for system management access to client systems. Even with a crashed hard drive, a locked operating system, or if a system is turned off, access is still available to the client system to perform basic management tasks.

To disable Intel Active Management Technology:

  1. Enter BIOS Setup by pressing [F2] during boot.
  2. Go to the Intel ME menu.
  3. Set Manageability Feature to None.
  4. Exit and save changes [F10].

Intel® Platform Administration Technology
Intel Platform Administration Technology offers simple manageability designed to easily maintain clean and stable systems in a network environment. The main target is small and medium-sized networks such as those in i-Cafés and educational computer labs.

To disable Intel Platform Administration Technology:

  1. Enter BIOS Setup by pressing [F2] during boot.
  2. Go to the Manageability menu.
  3. Set Agent to Disabled.
  4. Exit and save changes [F10].

Intel® Quick Resume Technology
Intel Quick Resume Technology is a requirement for Media Series boards supporting Intel® Viiv™ Technology.

To disable Intel Quick Resume Technology:

  1. Enter BIOS Setup by pressing [F2] during boot.
  2. Go to the Power menu.
  3. Set Intel Quick Resume Technology to Disabled.
  4. Exit and save changes [F10].

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Configuring BIOS for RAID
You can view a list of Intel Desktop Boards that support RAID.

The RAID option is disabled by default in the BIOS Setup program. To configure your computer for RAID, the computer must first be enabled in the BIOS.

To configure the BIOS for RAID:

  1. Enter BIOS Setup by pressing [F2] during boot.
  2. Go to the Configuration > SATA Drives or Advanced > Drive Configuration menu.
  3. Set Chipset-SATA Mode or Configure SATA As to RAID.
  4. Exit and save changes [F10].
Related topics
Troubleshooting BIOS Issues
Troubleshooting RAID Issues

This applies to:

Intel® Desktop Board D2500CC
Intel® Desktop Board D2500HN
Intel® Desktop Board D2550DC2
Intel® Desktop Board D2550MUD2
Intel® Desktop Board D2700DC
Intel® Desktop Board D2700MUD
Intel® Desktop Board D410PT
Intel® Desktop Board D425KT
Intel® Desktop Board D510MO
Intel® Desktop Board D525MW
Intel® Desktop Board D5400XS
Intel® Desktop Board D945GSEJT
Intel® Desktop Board DB65AL
Intel® Desktop Board DB75EN
Intel® Desktop Board DB85FL
Intel® Desktop Board DH55HC
Intel® Desktop Board DH55PJ
Intel® Desktop Board DH55TC
Intel® Desktop Board DH57DD
Intel® Desktop Board DH57JG
Intel® Desktop Board DH61AG
Intel® Desktop Board DH61BE
Intel® Desktop Board DH61BF
Intel® Desktop Board DH61CR
Intel® Desktop Board DH61DL
Intel® Desktop Board DH61HO
Intel® Desktop Board DH61KVCH
Intel® Desktop Board DH61SA
Intel® Desktop Board DH61SKCH
Intel® Desktop Board DH61WW
Intel® Desktop Board DH61ZE
Intel® Desktop Board DH67BL
Intel® Desktop Board DH67CF
Intel® Desktop Board DH67CL
Intel® Desktop Board DH67GD
Intel® Desktop Board DH67VR
Intel® Desktop Board DH77DF
Intel® Desktop Board DH77EB
Intel® Desktop Board DH77KC
Intel® Desktop Board DH87MC
Intel® Desktop Board DH87RL
Intel® Desktop Board DN2800MT
Intel® Desktop Board DP55KG
Intel® Desktop Board DP55SB
Intel® Desktop Board DP55WB
Intel® Desktop Board DP55WG
Intel® Desktop Board DP67BA
Intel® Desktop Board DP67BG
Intel® Desktop Board DP67DE
Intel® Desktop Board DQ57TM
Intel® Desktop Board DQ57TML
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67EP
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67OW
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67SW
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77CP
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77KB
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77MK
Intel® Desktop Board DQ87PG
Intel® Desktop Board DX58OG
Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO
Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO2
Intel® Desktop Board DX79SI
Intel® Desktop Board DX79SR
Intel® Desktop Board DX79TO
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68BC
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68DB
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68ZV
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77BH-55K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77GA-70K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77RE-75K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77SL-50K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ87KLT-75K

Solution ID: CS-020837
Last Modified: 04-Dec-2014
Date Created: 01-May-2005
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