The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters.


System Time: System Date:

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility



Item specific Help

<Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or <Errter> selects field.

System Memory: Extended Memory: VGA Memory:

Quiet Boot: Power on display: LCD Auto Dim: Network Boot: F12 Boot Menu:

640 KB 254 MB [16MB]



  • Enabled]
  • Enabled]


Show System Memory Size Show Extened Memory Size Video Memory Size (VGA Memory is 128MB for TravelMate 8000 series)

Help HI9 Select Item ^^fflChange Values Setup defaults

Exit ^^S Select Menu Select ► Sub-Menu ^ffl Save and Exit

NOTE: The screen above is for reference only. Actual values may differ.

The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.




System Time

Sets the system time.

Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second) System Time

System Date

Sets the system date.

Format MM/DD/YYYY (month/day/ year)

System Date

System Memory

This field reports the memory size of the system. Memory size is fixed to 640MB

Extended Memory

This field reports the memory size of the extended memory in the system.

Extended Memory size=Total memory size-2MB

Video Memory

Shows the VGA memory size. The default value is set to 16MB


Note: VGA memory size for

TravelMate 8000 series 128MB

Quiet Boot

Determines if Customer Logo will be displayed or not; shows Summary Screen is disabled or enabled.

Enabled: Customer Logo is displayed, and Summary Screen is disabled. Disabled: Customer Logo is not displayed, and Summary Screen is enabled.

Option: Enabled or Disabled

Power on display

Auto: During power process, the system will detect if any display device is connected on external video port. If any external display device is connected, the power on display will be in CRT (or projector) only mode. Otherwise it will be in LCD only mode.

Both: Simultaneously enable both the integrated LCD screen and the system's external video port (for an external CRT or projector).

Option: Auto or Both

LCD Auto Dim

Determines if the system will automatically dim the LCD brightness in order to save power when AC is not present.

Option: Enabled or Disabled

NOTE: The sub-items under each device will not be shown if the device control is set to disable or auto. This is because the user is not allowed to control the settings in these cases.

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