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HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, IPMMB-FM (Formosa)
Figure 1: The Formosa motherboard
Front-side bus speed
CAUTION: Some system configurations for this motherboard use a BIOS that provides access to overclocking. Overclocking motherboard components is done so at risk of damaging sensitive components and is not supported by HP.
Processor upgrade information
Memory upgrade information
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Integrated graphics (DX11)
*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card or an Intel processor ending with “P” is installed.
Integrated IDT 92HD73E Audio
*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.
I/O Ports and internal connectors
Back I/O ports
Figure 2: Back I/O ports
1 - S/PDIF
2 - USB 2.0: 4
3 - LAN (ethernet)
4 - USB 3.0: 2
5 - DVI-I: 1 and DVI-D: 1
6 - Audio: Center/subwoofer
7 - Audio: Line-in
8 - Audio: Rear speaker out
9 - Audio: Line-out
10 - Audio: Side speaker out
11 - Audio: Microphone
CAUTION: Do not change any jumper setting while the computer is on. Damage to the motherboard can result.
Clearing the CMOS settings
This motherboard has a jumper to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS.
Clearing the PASSWORD settings
The BIOS password is used to protect BIOS settings from unwanted changes.
To erase the BIOS password follow these steps:
Figure 3: layout