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HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, A8N-LA (Nagami)
Motherboard specifications table
NOTE: Motherboard specifications are subject to change without notice.
Motherboard layout and photos
Figure 1: layout
Figure 2: Photograph
Figure 3: Backplate
1 - PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2 - SPDIF coaxial out port. This port connects to external audio output devices with coaxial cable connectors.
3 - LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.
4 - Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects to the rear speakers on a 4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
5 - Center/Subwoofer port (yellow orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer speakers.
6 - Line In port (light blue). This port connects a tape, CD, DVD player or other audio sources.
7 - Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel mode, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
8 - Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
9 - Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects to the side speakers in an 8-channel audio configuration.
10 - USB 2.0 ports 1 through 4. These four 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
11 - IEEE 1394 port. This 9-pin IEEE 1394 port provides high-speed connectivity for audio/video devices, storage peripherals, PCs, or portable devices.
12 - Video Graphics Adapter port. This port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible devices.
13 - PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
Clearing the BIOS settings
CAUTION: Do not change any jumper setting while the computer is on. Damage to the motherboard can result.
This motherboard has jumpers to:
To clear CMOS, follow these steps:
Clearing the BIOS password
The BIOS password is used to protect BIOS settings from unwanted changes. If you have forgotten your password you may disable password checking.
To erase the BIOS password follow these steps: