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Reset BIOS to default with reset button

To reset the BIOS to default values press the reset button of the mainboard 3 times within a second.

Take screenshot from BIOS or UEFI shell

Take a screenshot from the BIOS

  1. Connect a USB stick (FAT32 formatted) to the mainboard
  2. Boot the system into the BIOS menu and move to the desired BIOS screen
  3. Press <F11> to take a screenshot of the actual screen
  4. Select the desired storage device in the pop-up window and press <Enter>

The file will be stored as YYYYMMDDhhmmss.BMP

Take a screenshot from the UEFI shell

  1. Connect a USB stick (FAT32 formatted) to the mainboard
  2. Boot the System into the UEFI shell
  3. Press <F11> to take a screenshot of the actual screen
  4. Select the desired storage device in the pop-up window and press <Enter>



Console Redirection

To display the BIOS over the serial port in addition to the display output on the Starterkit apply the following steps.
The 'Console Redirection' option for example may be useful for BIOS remote control tasks.

On Starterkit
  1. Connect a null modem cable to the desired serial interface (e.g. SER0)
  2. Boot the system into the BIOS menu
  3. Enable 'Console Redirection' option in the BIOS Menu (Setup Utility > Advanced > Console Redirection > enabled) and the corresponding serial port (e.g. COMA)
  4. Press <F10> to save the settings and reboot the system
On Host PC
  1. Connect the null modem cable to an available serial port
  2. Run your favorite terminal emulator on your Host PC (we recommend TeraTerm Pro)
  3. Configure the serial port according to the table below:
Serial port configuration
Baudrate Data bits Parity Stop bits Flow Control
115200 8 none 1 none

⇒ Reboot the Starterkit and use the terminal emulator to set up the BIOS



Hardware Monitor Fan Scaling

With 'Fan Scaling' option it is possible to control the system temperature at a certain load of the system by setting up the fan speed at certain trip points. To create a custom 'Fan Scaling' plan apply the following steps in the BIOS setup.

  1. Boot the system into the BIOS menu
  2. Enable 'Fan Scaling' option (Setup Utility > Advanced > SIO Hardware Monitor Nuvoton NCT7802Y > Enable Fan Scaling) and set it up according to your needs
  3. Press <F10> to save the settings and reboot the system

Example


Activate/Deactivate CPU cores

To activate or deactivate CPU cores apply the following settings.

  • Boot the system into the BIOS menu
  • Set up 'CPU Configuration' option in the BIOS Menu accordingly:

TQMx70EB

TQMx60EB

TQMx50UC

TQMxE39S

TQMxE39C1

TQMxE39C2

TQMxE39M

TQMxE38C

TQMxE38M

  • Press <F10> to save the settings and reboot the system

State after G3

With 'State after G3' option you can specify the behaviour of the system after power is supplied.

Configuring 'State after G3'

  • Boot the system into the BIOS menu
  • Set up 'State after G3' option in the BIOS Menu accordingly:
State Definition
S0 System starts up directly after power is supplied
S5 System is held in power-off state until power button is pressed

TQMx70EB

TQMx60EB

TQMxE39S

TQMxE39C1

TQMxE39C2

TQMxE39M

TQMxE38C

TQMxE38M

  • Press <F10> to save the settings and reboot the system

BIOS Tools

TQ provides tools from Insyde® for the UEFI BIOS which allows the customization of the BIOS.

Please Note: The following Tools are only available on request.
For further Information please contact Support.

  • H2OFFT™ REV.200 (Firmware Flash Tool) for performing BIOS Update
  • H2OUVE™ REV.200 (UEFI Variable Editor) to customize default BIOS Options
  • H2OLRT™ REV.100 (Logo Replacement Tool) for a customized boot logo
  • H2OSDE™ REV.200 (SMBIOS Data Editor) to facilitate easy modification of any SMBIOS (DMI) field
  • H2OEZE™ REV.100 (Easy Binary Editor) to edit binaries in the BIOS, including Option ROMs, driver binaries, logos, and Setup values


Further Tools are only available from Insyde®:

  • H2ODDT™ (Developer Debug Tool) for source code level Diagnostic and Debugging
  • H2OPCM™ (Power Cycle Manager) for assisting in power-cycling the system while watching for initialization failures
  • H2ORTE™ (Register and Table Editor)
  • H2OELV™ (Event Log Viewer)


Using BIOS Tools

H2OFFT (Firmware Flash Tool)

The H2OFFT (Firmware Flash Tool) to perform BIOS updates under supported OS environment.

Prerequisites

  • FAT formatted USB stick with at least 32 MB of free storage space
  • The BIOS-Tools ZIP file

Update BIOS via EFI-Shell

Update BIOS on Windows

Update BIOS on Linux


H2OUVE (UEFI Variable Editor)

The H2OUVE (UEFI Variable Editor) allows to edit setup settings and variable data of the BIOS Image.

Prerequisites

  • FAT formatted USB stick with at least 32 MB of free storage space
  • The BIOS-Tools ZIP file

Using H2OUVE in the EFI-Shell

Using H2OUVE on Windows

Using H2OUVE on Linux


H2OLRT (Logo Replacement Tool)

This instructions guide you through the procedure of replacing the Bootlogo in EFI-Shell, Windows and Linux.
The H2OLRT (Logo Replacement Tool) generates a BIOS file that contains the desired Boot Logo instead of the TQ Logo.

Prerequisites

  • FAT formatted USB stick with at least 32 MB of free storage space
  • The BIOS-Tools ZIP file

Replace Boot Logo via EFI Shell



en/x86/bios_general.txt · Last modified: 2019/12/06 11:38 by bujupib


Disclaimer

TQ-Systems GmbH provides the Board Support Packages (BSP) free of charge. The software included in the shipment has been configured individually for the starter kits. The software is only intended to evaluate the module. The use of the Board Support Packages (BSP) is only allowed within the scope of functionality described by TQ-Systems GmbH. TQ-Systems GmbH does not accept any liability for all further changes of the Board Support Package and for any damage resulting from its use.


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