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HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, P5LP-LE (Emery)
Motherboard specifications table
NOTE: Motherboard specifications are subject to change without notice.
Motherboard layout and photos
Figure 1: layout
1 - PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2 - Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other devices.
3 - IEEE 1394a port. This 6-pin IEEE 1394a port provides high-speed connectivity for audio/video devices, storage peripherals, PCs, or portable devices.
4 - LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.
5 - Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects to the side speakers in an 8-channel audio configuration.
6 - Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects to the rear speakers on a 4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
7 - Center/Subwoofer port (yellow orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer speakers.
8 - Line In port (light blue). This port connects a tape, CD, DVD player or other audio sources.
9 - Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel mode, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
10 - Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
11 - USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
12 - USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
13 - Coaxial S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device via a coaxial S/PDIF cable.
14 - Coaxial S/PDIF In port. This port connects an external audio input device via a coaxial S/PDIF cable.
15 - PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
Clearing BIOS settings
Resetting BIOS settings are done by moving a jumper onto a pair of pins on the motherboard. Use this section to clear settings for the CMOS RAM (sometimes referred to as Real Time Clock or RTC) or the BIOS password.
CAUTION: Do not change any jumper setting while the computer is on. Damage to the motherboard can result.
This motherboard has jumpers to:
Figure 2: Jumper locations
To clear CMOS, follow these steps:
Clearing BIOS password
The BIOS password is used to protect BIOS settings from unwanted changes. If you have forgotten your password you may disable password checking.
To erase the BIOS password follow these steps: