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HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, AM37 (Salsa)

Motherboard specification chart

Feature / Specifications
Description
Motherboard Description
  • Manufacturer's name - FIC AM37
  • HP/Compaq name - Salsa
Motherboard Supplier
FIC
Motherboard Name
AM37
System BIOS Supplier
Award
Form Factor
uATX
Processor Brand
AMD
Processor Socket Type
Socket-A (PGA462)
Processor Family
Duron, Athlon, AthlonXP
Proc. Front Side Bus Freq.
200/266 MHz
Chipset Name
VIA KM266
Chipset "North Bridge"
n/a
Revision/stepping
A1
Chipset "South Bridge"
VT8235
Super I/O
ITE-IT8705F
Flash BIOS Device
Xbus 2 Mbit
Memory Type
DDR
Memory Speed
PC2100/PC1600
Memory Sockets
2 DIMM
Maximum Memory
2 GB
Graphics Supplier
VIA
Graphics Configuration
Down, In Chipset
Onboard Graphics Memory
UMA 64 MB
Graphics Connector (AGP)
AGP 4X (1.5V only)
TV-Out Device
No
TV-Out Configuration
(N/A)
Audio
AC'97 Down
AC'97 CODEC Device
Realtek ALC201
Audio Jacks (Mic,Line-In,Line-Out,Spkr,MIDI/Game)
M,LI,LO,SO
M
Microphone
LI
Line In
LO
Line out
SO
Speaker
M/G
Midi/Game
Ethernet 10/100 LAN Supplier
Realtek RTL8100L
Ethernet Configuration
PCI, Down
IDE UDMA Modes
ATA-100/66/33
Expansion Slots (AGP/PCI/Exten)
AGP, 3 PCI
USB Ports
6 USB 2.0
USB Front/Back Options
2F+4B
Serial, Parallel, Floppy, PS2 Kbd &Mouse
1S,1P,1F,PS2 K+M
Serial Port Front Chassis Option
No
Available Mfg Options
-G,L,A
A
Audio down on motherboard
C
External L2 cache on motherboard
E
1394 on motherboard
G
Graphics down (on motherboard or in chipset)
L
LAN on motherboard (ethernet)P - PCMCIA slot
S
S3 power management support
T
TV-out on motherboard
U
Graphics card (up, not on motherboard)
W
Microsoft(R) Windows XP hardware compliant

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Layout and Photographs

Figure 1: Layout

Figure 2: Photograph

Figure 3: backplate

1 - PS/2 mouse
2 - Parallel port
3 - RJ-45 connector
4 - Line in jack
5 - Line Out jack
6 - Microphone jack
7 - USB 2.0 connectors
8 - USB 2.0 connectors
9 - VGA connector
10 - Serial connector
11 - PS/2 Keyboard

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Clearing the CMOS settings

The 3-pin CLR jumper allows you to clear the date, time, and system setup parameter memories in CMOS. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, including system setup information.

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CAUTION: Do not change any jumper setting while the computer is on. Damage to the motherboard can result.
  1. Turn off the PC and unplug the power cord.
  2. Move the CLR jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3 (clear CMOS).

  3. Keep the jumper cap on pins 2-3 for 5 to 10 seconds, then move it back to pins 1-2.
  4. Plug in the power cord and turn on the PC.
  5. Enter the BIOS setup to change the BIOS settings.

Clearing the BIOS password

The BOIS password protects the BIOS from undesired changes (Password checking is disabled by default for this motherboard). To disable password checking, use the following steps:

  1. Turn off the PC and unplug the power cord.
  2. Remove the CLR_PWD jumper cap.

  3. To enter BIOS setup, start the PC and press the F1 key as the PC boots.
  4. Clear or reset the BIOS password.

  5. Save the BIOS settings and turn off the PC.
  6. If desired, reactivate BIOS password checking by replacing the CLR_PWD jumper cap.

Setting the front side bus speed

To set the bus speed to 133MHz bridge pins 1 and 2 on the FSB Speed jumper. The white mark at the end of the jumper block indicates pin 1. To set the bus speed to 100MHz bridge pins 2 and 3.

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