Inspiron 3668 Service Manual

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System setup options

NOTE: : Depending on this computer and its installed devices, the items listed in this section may or may not appear.

Table 1. System setup options—System information menu

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

General-System Information
System Information
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.
Ownership Tag Displays the Ownership 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.
Memory Information
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 used for the memory.
DIMM 1Size Displays the DIMM A memory size.
DIMM 2 Size Displays the DIMM B memory size.
PCI Information
Slot 1 Displays the PCI slot 1 information of the computer.
Slot 2 Displays the PCI slot 2 information of the computer.
Slot 3 Displays the PCI slot 3 information of the computer.
Processor Information
Processor Type Displays the processor type.
Core Count Displays the number of cores on the processor.
Processor ID Displays the processor identification code.
Current Clock Speed Displays the current processor clock speed.
Minimum Clock Speed Displays the minimum processor clock speed.
Maximum Clock Speed Displays the maximum processor clock speed.
Processor L2 Cache Displays the processor L2 Cache size.
Processor L3 Cache Displays the processor L3 Cache size.
HT Capable Displays whether the processor is HyperThreading (HT) capable.
64-Bit Technology Displays whether 64-bit technology is used.
Device Information
SATA-0 Displays the SATA-0 device information of the computer.
SATA-1 Displays the SATA-1 device information of the computer.
SATA-2 Displays the SATA-2 device information of the computer.
SATA-3 Displays the SATA-3 device information of the computer.
LOM MAC Address Displays the LAN On Motherboard (LOM) MAC address of the computer.
Video Controller Displays the video controller type of the computer.
Audio Controller Displays the audio controller information of the computer.
Boot Sequence
Boot Sequence Displays the boot sequence.
Boot List Option Displays the available boot options.
Advanced Boot Options
Enable Legacy Option ROMs Enable or disable the Legacy Option ROMs.
Date/Time Displays the current date in MM/DD/YY format and current time in HH:MM:SS AM/PM format.
Table 2. System setup options—System Configuration menu

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

System Configuration
Integrated NIC Controls the on-board LAN controller.
Enable UEFI Network Stack Enable or disable UEFI Network Stack.
SATA Operation Configure operating mode of the integrated SATA hard drive controller.
Drives Enable or disable various drives on board.
SMART Reporting Enable or disable Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART) during system startup.
USB Configuration
Enable Boot Support Enable or disable booting from USB mass storage devices such as external hard drive, optical drive, and USB drive.
Enable External USB Port Enable or disable booting from USB mass storage devices connected to external USB port.
Front USB Configuration Enable or disable front USB port(s)
Rear USB Configuration Enable or disable rear USB port(s)
Audio Enable or disable the integrated audio controller.
Miscellaneous Devices Enable or disable various onboard devices.
Enable PCI Slot Enable or disable the PCI slot.
Enable Secure Digital (SD) Card Enable or disable the SD card.
Secure Digital (SD) Card Boot Enable or disable the SD card boot.
Table 3. System setup options—Video menu

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

Video
Multi-Display Enable or disable the Multi-Display.
Primary Display Select the primary video controller.
Table 4. System setup options—Security menu

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

Security
Admin Password Set, change, or delete the administrator password.
System Password Set, change, or delete the system password.
Internal HDD-0 Password Set, change, or delete the internal hard-disk drive password.
Internal HDD-2 Password Set, change, or delete the internal hard-disk drive password.
Strong Password Enable or disable strong passwords.
Password Configuration Control the minimum and maximum number of characters allowed for the Admin and System passwords.
Password Bypass Bypass the System (Boot) Password and the internal HDD password prompts during a system restart.
Password Change Enable or disable changes to the System and Hard Disk passwords when an administrator password is set.
UEFI Capsule Firmware Updates Enable or disable BIOS updates through UEFI capsule update packages.
PTT Security Enable or disable Platform Trust Technology (PTT) visibility to the operating system.
Computrace(R) Enable or disable the BIOS module interface of the optional Computrace(R) Service from Absolute Software.
CPU XD Support Enable or disable the Execute Disable mode of the Processor.
Admin Setup Lockout Enable to prevent users from entering Setup when an Admin Password is set.
Table 5. System setup options—Secure Boot menu

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

Secure Boot
Secure Boot Enable Enable or disable the secure boot feature.
Expert Key Management
Enable Custom Mode Enable or disable custom mode.
Expert Key Management Enable or disable Expert Key Management.
Custom Mode Key Management Select the custom values for expert key management.
Table 6. System setup options—Intel Software Guard Extensions menu

The following table describes the Intel Software Guard Extensions menu options in the System setup program.

Intel Software Guard Extensions
Intel SGX Enable Enable or disable Intel Software Guard Extensions.
Enclave Memory Size Set the Intel Software Guard Extensions Enclave Reserve Memory Size.
Performance
Multi Core Support Enable multiple cores.

Default: Enabled.

Intel SpeedStep Enable or disable Intel Speedstep Technology.

Default: Enabled.

NOTE: : If enabled, the processor clock speed and core voltage are adjusted dynamically based on the processor load.

C-States Control Enable or disable additional processor sleep states.

Default: Enabled.

Limit CPUID Value Limits the maximum value the processor Standard CPUID Function will support.
Intel TurboBoost Enable or disable Intel TurboBoost mode of the processor.

Default: Enabled.

Power Management
AC Recovery Select how the system behaves when AC power is restored after an AC loss.
Auto On Time Enable to set the computer 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.

Default: Disabled.

Deep Sleep Control Enable the system to conserve more power while Shutdown (SS) or in Hibernate (S4) mode.
USB Wake Support Enable the USB devices to wake the computer from Standby.
Wake on LAN/WLAN Enables the computer to power up from the off state when triggered by a special LAN signal or from the hibernate state when triggered by a special wireless LAN signal.
Block Sleep Disable the system from going to sleep in OS environment.
Intel Ready Mode Enable the Intel Ready Mode feature to replace sleep (S3).
POST Behavior
Numlock LED Enable or disable Numlock LED.

Default: Enable Numlock LED.

Keyboard Errors Enable or disable Keyboard Error Detection.

Default: Enable Keyboard Error Detection.

Fastboot Enable to set the speed of the boot process.

Default: Thorough.

Table 7. System setup options—Virtualization Support menu

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

Virtualization Support
Virtualization Specify whether a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Intel Virtualization Technology.
VT for Direct I/O Specify whether a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Intel Virtualization Technology for Direct I/O.
Table 8. System setup options—Maintenance menu

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

Maintenance
Service Tag Display the system’s Service Tag.
Asset Tag Create a system Asset Tag.
SERR Messages Enable or disable SERR Messages.

Default: Enable SERR Messages.

BIOS Downgrade Control flashing of the system firmware to previous revisions.
Data Wipe Enable to securely erase data from all internal storage devices.
BIOS Recovery Enable the user to recover from certain corrupted BIOS conditions from a recovery file on the user primary hard drive or an external USB key.
Table 9. System setup options—System Logs menu

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

System Logs
BIOS Events Display BIOS events.
Table 10. System setup options—SupportAssist System Resolution menu

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

SupportAssist System Resolution
Auto OS Recovery Threshold Control the automatic boot flow for SupportAssist System Resolution Console and for the Dell OS Recovery tool.
SupportAssist OS Recovery Enable or disable the boot flow for the SupportAssist OS Recovery tool when certain system errors.

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