Installing Adapters and
Our 56K modem is k56flex
(Rockwell/Lucent) and V.90 compatible, matching
the current capabilities of our ISP (always ask
your Internet Service Provider which standards
they support before buying a modem). The
transfer rate of even this fast modem is easily
handled by one of our two old style ISA bus slot
Don't wait untill you are about
to close the case to put the screws in your
adapter cards. A good reason for this is that
the act of putting in the screw can cause the
card to pivot in the slot, lifting the back
section away from the slot finger contacts,
preventing the system from seeing the adapter or
Our Intel motherboard comes with
one special slot for use with an AGP (Advanced
Graphics Port) video adapter, and nothing else.
Like the Pentium II and Celeron SECs (Single
Edge Connectors), the AGP connector uses two
levels of contacts, and thanks to sophisticated
pipelining and and bus cycle usage, can transfer
data at speeds four times that of the PCI bus.
The AGP slot is located nearest
to the CPU and will accept only AGP adapters.
Another good reason for screwing the adapter in
now is that you'll be less tempted to gamble on
putting the screws in with the system turned on
once you've successfully booted, a real no-no.
The AGP card, to the left,
provides not only a standard VGA port, but also
an NTSC and S-Video ports for displaying video.
The modem ports are for line (to the wall),
phone (out to a handset), speaker and mic, for
hands-free operation. The configuration switches
for the modem can be accessed without opening
The speed of the Pentium II or
Celeron processor is set in CMOS, but to do so,
you must first boot the system in "configure"
mode. The boot will come directly to the
configuration menu supplied by the BIOS, and the
settings will be saved, after which you must
shut down and return the jumper to normal.
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