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Dell G15 5530 Owner's Manual

System setup options

NOTE:Depending on this computer and its installed devices, the items that are listed in this section may or may not be displayed.
Table 1. System setup options—System information menu

The following table describes the System information menu options in the System setup program.

Overview
BIOS Version Displays the BIOS version number.
Service Tag Displays the Service Tag of the computer.
Asset Tag Displays the Asset Tag of the computer.
Manufacture Date Displays the manufacture date of the computer.
Ownership Date Displays the ownership date of the computer.
Express Service Code Displays the express service code of the computer.
Ownership Tag Displays the ownership tag of the computer.
Signed Firmware Update Displays whether the signed firmware update is enabled.
Battery Displays the battery health information.
Primary Displays the primary battery.
Battery Level Displays the battery level.
Battery State Displays the battery state.
Health Displays the battery health.
AC Adapter Displays whether an AC adapter is installed.
Processor
Processor Type Displays the processor type.
Maximum Clock Speed Displays the maximum processor clock speed.
Minimum Clock Speed Displays the minimum processor clock speed.
Current Clock Speed Displays the current processor clock speed.
Core Count Displays the number of cores on the processor.
Processor ID Displays the processor identification code.
Processor L2 Cache Displays the processor L2 Cache size.
Processor L3 Cache Displays the processor L3 Cache size.
Microcode Version Displays the microcode version.
Intel Hyper-Threading Capable Displays whether the processor is Hyper-Threading (HT) capable.
64-Bit Technology Displays whether 64-bit technology is used.
Memory
Memory Installed Displays the total computer memory installed.
Memory Available Displays the total computer memory available.
Memory Speed Displays the memory speed.
Memory Channel Mode Displays single or dual channel mode.
Memory Technology Displays the technology that is used for the memory.
DIMM_Slot A Displays the DIMM A memory size.
DIMM_Slot B Displays the DIMM B memory size.
Devices
Panel Type Displays the Panel Type of the computer.
Video Controller Displays the integrate graphics information of the computer.
Video Memory Displays the video memory information of the computer.
Wi-Fi Device Displays the wireless device information of the computer.
Native Resolution Displays the native resolution of the computer.
Video BIOS Version Displays the video BIOS version of the computer.
Bluetooth Device Displays the Bluetooth device information of the computer.
Audio Controller Displays the audio controller information of the computer.
LOM MAC Address Displays the LOM MAC address of the computer.
dGPU Video Controller Displays the discrete graphics information of the computer.
Table 2. System setup options—Boot Configuration menuThe following table describes the Boot Configuration menu options in the System setup program.
Boot Configuration
Boot Sequence
Boot Mode: UEFI only Displays the boot mode of this computer.
Boot Sequence Enables to set the boot order.
Secure Boot
Enable Secure Boot Enables secure boot using only validated boot software.

Default: ON

Enable Microsoft UEFI CA Enables Microsoft UEFI CA.

Default: ON

Secure Boot Mode Changes to the Secure Boot operation mode. Allows to switch between Deployed Mode and Audit Mode.

Default: Deployed Mode

Expert Key Management
Enable Custom Mode Allows the PK, KEK, db, and dbx security key databases to be modified.

Default: OFF

Custom Mode Key Management Allows for selection of key database.
Table 3. System setup options—Integrated Devices menu

The following table describes the Integrated Devices menu options in the System setup program.

Integrated Devices
Date/Time
Date Sets the computer date in MM/DD/YYYY format. Changes to the date take effect immediately.
Time Sets the computer time in HH/MM/SS 24-hour format. You can switch between 12-hour and 24-hour clock. Changes to the time take effect immediately.
Memory Mapped I/O above 4 Gig Enables or disables the Memory Mapped I/O above 4 GB.

Default: ON

Camera
Enable Camera Enables or disables the camera.

By default, Enable Camera is selected.

Audio
Enable Audio Enables or disables all integrated audio controller.

Default: ON

Enable Microphone Enables or disables microphone.

By default, Enable Microphone is selected.

Enable Internal Speaker Enables or disables internal speaker.

By default, Enable Internal Speaker is selected.

USB Configuration
Enable External USB Ports Enables or disables external USB ports.

Default: ON

Enable USB Boot Support Enables or disables USB Boot Support.

Default: ON

Table 4. System setup options—Storage menu

The following table describes the Storage menu options in the System setup program.

Storage
SATA/NVMe Operation
SATA/NVMe Operation Configures operating mode of the integrated storage device controller.

Default: RAID On. Storage device is configured to support RAID functions. When enabled, all NVMe and SATA devices will be mapped under VMD controller. Windows RST (Intel Rapid Restore Technology) driver, or Linux kernel VMD driver must be loaded in order to boot the OS.

Storage Interface
Port Enablement Enables or disables the onboard drives.

Default: ON

SMART Reporting
Enable SMART Reporting Enables or disables Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART).

Default: ON

Drive Information Displays the information of various onboard drives.
Table 5. System setup options—Display menu

The following table describes the Display menu options in the System setup program.

Display
Display Brightness
Brightness on battery power Sets the screen brightness when the computer is running on battery power.
Brightness on AC power Sets the screen brightness when the computer is running on AC power.
Full Screen Logo Enables or disables full screen logo.

By default, this option is disabled.

Hybrid Graphics/Advanced Optimus
Enable Hybrid Graphics/Advanced Optimus (when available) Enables or disables Hybrid Graphics/Advanced Optimus.

Default: ON.

Table 6. System setup options—Connection menu The following table describes the Connection menu options in the System Setup program.
Connection
Network Controller Configuration
Integrated NIC Enable or disable the on-board LAN controller.

By default, the Enabled with PXE option is enabled.

Wireless Device Enable
WLAN Enable or disable the internal WLAN device.

By default, this option is selected.

Bluetooth Enable or disable the internal Bluetooth device

By default, this option is selected.

Enable UEFI Network Stack Enable or disable UEFI Network Stack and controls the on-board LAN Controller.

By default, the Enabled option is selected.

HTTPs Boot Feature
HTTPs Boot Enable or disable the HTTPs Boot feature.

Default: ON.

HTTPs Boot Modes With Auto Mode, the HTTPs Boot extracts Boot URL from the DHCP. With Manual Mode, the HTTPs Boot reads Boot URL from the user-provided data.

By default, the Auto Mode option is enabled.

Upload Enables you to upload the CA certificate.
Delete Enables you to delete the CA certificate.
Table 7. System setup options—Power menuThe following table describes the Power menu options in the System setup program.
Power
Battery Configuration Enables the computer to run on battery during peak power usage hours. Use the Custom Charge Start and Custom Charge Stop options to prevent AC power usage between certain times of each day.

By default, the Adaptive option is enabled.

Advanced Configuration
Enable Advanced Battery Charge Configuration Enables or disables the advanced battery charge configuration.

Default: OFF

If enabled, use the Beginning of Day and Work Period sections to configure the daily times and work periods.

Thermal Management Enables to cool the fan and processor heat management to adjust the system performance, noise, and temperature.

By default, the Optimized option is selected.

Block Sleep Enables to block entering Sleep (S3) mode in the operating system.

Default: OFF

Lid Switch
Enable Lid Switch Enables or disables the Lid Switch

Default: ON

Power On Lid Open When enabled, allows the system to power up from the off state whenever the lid is opened.

Default: ON

Intel Speed Shift Technology Enable or disable the Intel Speed Shift Technology support.

Default: ON

Table 8. System setup options—Security menu

The following table describes the Security menu options in the System setup program.

Security
Intel Platform Trust Technology
Intel Platform Trust Technology On Enables or disables Intel Platform Trust Technology visibility to operating system.

Default: ON

PPI Bypass for Clear Commands Controls the TPM Physical Presence Interface (PPI).

By default, this option is disabled.

Clear Enables to clear the PTT owner information and returns the PTT to the default state.

By default, tthis option is disabled.

SMM Security Mitigation Enables or disables additional UEFI SMM Security Mitigation protections.

Default: ON

Data Wipe on Next Boot
Start Data Wipe Enables or disables the data wipe on next boot.

Default: OFF

Absolute Enables, disables, or permanently disables the BIOS module interface of the optional Absolute Persistence Module service from Absolute Software.

By default, the Enable Absolute option is selected.

CAUTION:The 'Permanently Disable Absolute' option can only be selected once. When 'Permanently Disable Absolute' is selected, Absolute Persistence cannot be re-enabled. No further changes to the Enable/Disable states are allowed.
NOTE:The Enable/Disable options are unavailable while Computrace is in the activated state.
UEFI Boot Path Security Controls whether the system prompts the user to enter the admin password (if set) when booting to a UEFI boot path device from the F12 boot menu.

By default, the Always Except Internal HDD option is selected.

Table 9. System setup options—Passwords menuThe following table describes the Passwords options in the System setup program.
Passwords
Admin Password Set, change, or delete the administrator password.
System Password Set, change, or delete the system password.
M.2 PCIe SSD-1 Set, change, or delete the NVMe SSD-1 password.
Password Configuration
Upper Case Letter Reinforces password to have at least one upper case letter.

By default, the option is disabled.

Lower Case Letter Reinforces password to have at least one lower case letter.

By default, the option is disabled.

Digit Reinforces password to have at least one digit number.

By default, the option is disabled.

Special Character Reinforces password to have at least one special character.

By default, the option is disabled.

Minimum Characters Set the minimum characters allowed for password.
Password Bypass When enabled, this always prompts for system and internal hard drive passwords when powered on from the Off state.

By default, the Disabled option is selected.

Password Changes
Allow Non-Admin Password Changes Enables or disables to change system and hard drive password without the need for admin password.

Default: ON

Admin Setup Lockout
Enable Admin Setup Lockout Enables administrators control over how their users can or cannot access BIOS Setup.

Default: OFF

Master Password Lockout
Enable Master Password Lockout When enabled, this disables the master password support.

Default: OFF

Allow Non-Admin PSID Revert
Enable Allow Non-Admin PSID Revert Controls access to the Physical Security ID (PSID) revert of NVMe hard-drives from the Dell Security Manager prompt.

Default: OFF

Table 10. System setup options—Update, Recovery menu The following table describes the Update, Recovery options in the System setup program.
Update, Recovery
UEFI Capsule Firmware Updates
Enable UEFI Capsule Firmware Updates Enable or disable BIOS updates through UEFI capsule update packages.
NOTE:Disabling this option blocks BIOS updates from services such as Microsoft Windows Update and Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS).

Default: ON

BIOS Recovery from Hard Drive Enables to recover from certain corrupted BIOS conditions from a recovery file on the user primary hard drive or an external USB key.

Default: ON

NOTE:BIOS Recovery from Hard Drive is not available for self-encrypting drives (SED).
BIOS Downgrade
Allow BIOS Downgrade Controls the flashing of the system firmware to previous revisions.

Default: ON

SupportAssist OS Recovery Enables or disables the boot flow for SupportAssist OS Recovery tool in the event of certain system errors.

Default: ON

BIOSConnect Enables or disables cloud Service operating system recovery if the main operating system fails to boot with the number of failures equal to or greater than the value specified by the Auto operating system Recovery Threshold setup option and local Service operating system does not boot or is not installed.

Default: ON

Dell Auto operating system Recovery Threshold Controls the automatic boot flow for SupportAssist System Resolution Console and for Dell operating system Recovery Tool.

By default, the threshold value is set to 2.

Table 11. System setup options—System Management menu The following table describes the System Management menu options in the System setup program.
System Management
Service Tag Displays the Service Tag of the system.
Asset Tag Enables to create a system Asset Tag.
AC Behavior
Wake on AC Enables or disables the wake on AC option.

Default: OFF

Auto On Time Enables to set the system to turn on automatically every day or on a preselected date and time. This option can be configured only if the Auto On Time is set to Everyday, Weekdays, or Selected Days.

By default, the Disabled option is selected.

First Power On Date
Set Ownership Date Enables to set the ownership date.

Default: OFF

Diagnostics
OS Agent Requests Enables or disables scheduling of onboard diagnostics on the subsequent boot.

Default: ON

Power-on-Self-Test Automatic Recovery Enables or disables automatic recovery if the computer is unresponsive after the BIOS Power-on-Self Test.

Default: ON

Table 12. System setup options—Keyboard menu The following table describes the Keyboard menu options in the System setup program.
Keyboard
Fn Lock Options Enables or disables the Fn lock options.

Default: ON

Lock Mode Enables or disables the Function keys to have secondary functions.

By default, the Lock Mode Secondary option is enabled. With this option, the F1-F12 keys scan the code for their secondary functions.

Keyboard Illumination Configures the keyboard illumination settings.

By default, the Bright option is enabled.

Keyboard Backlight Timeout on AC Sets the timeout value for the keyboard backlight when an AC adapter is connected to the system.

By default, the 1 minute option is enabled.

Keyboard Backlight Timeout on Battery Sets the timeout value for the keyboard backlight when the computer is running only on battery power.

By default, the 1 minute option is enabled.

Table 13. System setup options—Pre-boot Behavior menu The following table describes the Pre-boot Behavior menu options in the System setup program.
Pre-boot Behavior
Adapter Warnings
Enable Adapter Warnings Enables or disables the warning messages during boot when the adapters with less power capacity are detected.

Default: ON

Warning and Errors Sets the action to be taken when a warning or error is encountered.

By default, the Prompt on Warnings and Errors option is enabled.

USB-C Warnings Enables or disables dock warning messages.

Default: ON

Fastboot Allows you to configure the speed of the UEFI boot process.

By default, the Thorough option is enabled.

Extend BIOS POST Time Set the BIOS POST load time.

By default, the 0 seconds option is enabled.

Table 14. System setup options—Virtualization menu The following table describes the Virtualization menu options in the System setup program.
Virtualization
Intel Virtualization Technology
Enable Intel Virtualization Technology (VT) When enabled, the system can run a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM).

Default: ON

VT for Direct I/O
Enable Intel VT for Direct I/O When enabled, the system can perform Virtualization Technology for Direct I/O (VT-d).

Default: ON

DMA Protection
Enable Pre-Boot DMA Support This setting controls Pre-boot DMA protection for both internal and external ports.

Default: ON

Enable OS Kernel DMA Support This setting controls Kernel DMA protection for both internal and external ports.

Default: ON

Table 15. System setup options—Performance menu The following table describes the Performance menu options in the System setup program.
Performance
Multi Core Support
All Cores Enables to select all cores to be available to the operating system.

By default, this option is disabled.

Active Core Selection Enables to set the number of CPU cores available to the operating system.

By default, this option is disabled.

Multiple Atom Cores Enables to change the number of Atom cores available to the operating system.

By default, the All Cores option is enabled.

Intel SpeedStep
Enable Intel SpeedStep Technology Enables the system to dynamically adjust processor voltage and core frequency, decreasing average power consumption and heat production.

Default: ON

C-States Control
Enable C-State Control Enables the ability of the CPU to enter and exit low power state. When disabled, it disabled all C-states. When enabled, it enabled all C-states that the chipset or platform allows.

Default: ON

Enable Adaptive C-States for Discrete Graphics Enables the ability of the CPU to dynamically detect high usage of a discrete graphic and adjust system parameters for higher performance.

Default: ON

Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Enable Intel Turbo Boost Technology Enables or disables the Intel TurboBoost mode of the processor.

Default: ON

Intel Turbo Boost Maximum Technology 3.0
Enable Intel Turbo Boost Maximum Technology 3.0 Enables or disables the Intel TurboBoost maximum mode of the processor.

Default: ON

Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Enable Intel Hyper-Threading Technology Enables or disables Hyper-Threading in the processor.

Default: ON

OverClocking feature Enables or disables global OverClocking functions.

Default: OFF

When enabled, OverClocking settings are available for selection.

TCC Activation Offset Configures the CPU's TCC offset.
Table 16. System setup options—System Logs menu The following table describes the System Logs menu options in the System setup program.
System Logs
BIOS Event Log
Clear Bios Event Log Displays BIOS events.

By default, the Keep Log option is enabled.

Thermal Event Log
Clear Thermal Event Log Displays Thermal events.

By default, the Keep Log option is enabled.

Power Event Log
Clear Power Event Log Displays power events.

By default, the Keep Log option is enabled.


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