Foxconn 955X7AA BIOS Settings

Standard CMOS Features

Section Option Setting
  IDE Channel 0 Slave: LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-16
  (all other drives set to:) None
  Drive A: None
  Halt On: All, But Keyboard

BIOS Features

Section Option Setting
  SuperBoot: Disabled
  SuperBIOS-Protect: Enabled
  SuperRecovery Hotkey: LSHIFT+F12
  Ratio Free: Disabled
  Auto Detect PCI Clk: Enabled
  Spread Spectrum: Disabled
  Overclock: Default

Advanced BIOS Features

Section Option Setting
CPU Feature
  Delay Prior to Thermal: 4 Min
  Execute Disable Bit: Disabled
  Virtualization Technology: Enabled
Hard Disk Boot Priority
  Bootable Add-in Cards
  Virus Warning: Disabled
  CPU L1 & L2 Cache: Enabled
  First Boot Device: Disabled (CDROM)
  Second Boot Device: Hard Disk
  Third Boot Device: Disabled
  Boot Other Device: Disabled
  Boot Up Floppy Seek: Disabled
  Boot Up Numlock Status: On
  Security Option: Setup
  APIC Mode: Enabled
  MPS Version Control For OS: 1.4
  OS Select for DRAM > 64MB: Non-OS2
  Report No FDD For WIN 95: No
  Delay for HDD (Secs): 4
  Full Screen LOGO Show: Enabled
  Small Logo (EPA) Show: Enabled

Advanced Chipset Features

Section Option Setting
  DRAM Timing Selectable: By SPD
  Memory Remap Function: Enabled
  SLP_S4# Assertion Width: 1 to 2 Sec.
  System BIOS Cacheable: Enabled
  Video BIOS Cacheable: Enabled
  Memory Hole At 15M-16M: Disabled
PCI Express Root Port Function
  PCI Express Port 1: Auto
  PCI Express Port 2: Auto
  PCI Express Port 3: Auto
  PCI-E Compliancy Mode: v1.0a
  DRAM Data Integrity Mode: Non-ECC
  PEG Force X1: Disabled

Integrated Peripherals

Section Option Setting
OnChip IDE Device
  IDE HDD Block Mode: Enabled
  IDE DMA transfer access: Enabled
  On-Chip Primary PCI IDE: Enabled
  On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE: Enabled
  All PIO and UDMA settings: Auto
  SATA PORT Speed Settings Force GEN II
Onboard Device
  USB Controller: Enabled
  USB 2.0 Controller: Enabled
  USB Keyboard Support: Enabled
  USB Mouse Support: Enabled
  Azalia/AC97 Audio Select: Auto
  1394 Controller: Enabled
  PCI LAN Controller: Enabled
  Onboard Lan Boot ROM: Disabled
  PCI-E Lan Controller: Disabled
  SiI3114 SATA Controller: Raid Mode
  ITE8212F RAID Controller: IDE Mode
  Detecting Device Time: Quick Mode
Super IO Device
  Onboard FDC Controller: Enabled
  Onboard Serial Port 1: 3F8/IRQ4
  Onboard Serial Port 2: 2F8/IRQ3
  UART Mode Select: ASKIR
  —IR settings: Default
  Onboard Parallel Port: 378/IRQ7
  Parallel Port Mode: ECP+EPP
  EPP Mode Select: EPP1.7
  ECP Mode Use DMA: 3

Power Management Setup

Section Option Setting
ACPI Function: Enabled
  ACPI Suspend Type: S3(STR)
  Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume: Auto
Power Management: User Define
  Suspend Type: PwrOn Suspend
  MODEM Use IRQ: 3
  Suspend Mode: Disabled
  HDD Power Down: Disabled
  Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN: Delay 4 Sec.
  CPU THRM-Throttling: 50.0%
  PWRON After PWR-Fail: Former-Sts
Power Management Events
  Wake-Up by PCI card: Disabled
  Wake-Up by Ring: Disabled
  Wake Up Pn LAN: Disabled
  USB KB Wake-Up From S3: Disabled
  Resume by Alarm: Disabled

PnP/PCI Configurations

Section Option Setting
  Init Display First: PCIEx
  Reset Configuration Data: Disabled
  Resources Controlled By: Auto(ESCD)
  PCI/VGA Palette Snoop: Disabled
  Maximum Payload Size: 4096

Hardware Monitor

Section Option Setting
  Shutdown Temperature 75 C/167 F
  CPU Warning 60 C/140 F
  Smart Fan Control Enabled
  Case Open Warning Disabled


BIOS Notes

  • BIOS Features, SuperBoot – set Disabled so logo screen will display
  • BIOS features, SuperBIOS Protect – set Enabled to prevent BIOS corruption
  • Advanced BIOS Features, Delay Prior to Thermal – set to the minimum interval for a complete boot
  • Integrated Peripherals, SATA Mode – set to RAID
  • Integrated Peripherals, SATA Port Speed Settings – Force GEN II for highest data transfer rates
  • Integrated Peripherals, SiI 3114 SATA Controller – RAID Mode for disk mirroring
  • Power Management Setup, ACPI Function – Enabled allows soft power off on shutdown

Flash Foxconn 955X7AA BIOS

The Foxconn MB is capable of being flashed with a custom BIOS and boot splash, appropriate for OEM distribution. Use these notes to install the custom BIOS.


Instructions in this article apply to internal services at AAltsys Technology and are not intended for general use.

Enable BIOS Flash Settings

  1. Insert the bootable flash drive in a USB port
  2. Turn on the CPU, press < Del > to enter setup when prompted
  3. Choose Advanced BIOS Features from the CMOS Setup Utility #. At Hard Disk Boot Priority, press <Enter> #. Highlight 'USB-HDD0‘, press + until it is at the top of the list #. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu
  4. Choose BIOS Features #. Set SuperBIOS-Protect to 'Disabled
  5. Press <F10>, then Y to Save and Exit

Boot From USB Flash Drive

  1. Boot from the USB Drive, starting BartPE...
  2. When asked, “Do you want to start network support now?”, answer No
  3. On the manu, select Go + Programs + SuperLogo

Restart the system

  1. Remove the USB Flash drive
  2. Press < Del > to enter the CMOS Setup Utility
  3. Select BIOS Features, change “SuperBIOS-Protect” to Enabled
  4. Press <F10>, then Y to save the new settings