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Foxconn Digitalife ELA P45

Bios

When you power your system with the ELA installed, this is the boot screen you’re presented with – it appears to be the same graphics as on the front of the box.


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The Bios is made by American Megatrends and has a similar layout to all AMI Bios’ apart from a couple of extra added features.


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With the sheer amount of SATA ports on the board, the ‘System Information’ pane is rather daunting. Instead of calling Serial ATA devices SATA, they oddly seem to be called IDE Master and Slave – even though they are not…weird.


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The ‘Advanced Bios Features’ screen is rather simplistic, with no real mod-cons. One feature which got me a bit confused however was the ‘Quiet Boot’, it turns out this was just a fancy pancy phrase for basically removing the Boot screen and replacing it with Foxconn’s own Boot Screen (shown in the first photo).


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The ‘Advanced Chipset Features’ screen is split into two more panes: North and South Bridge Configuration.


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The memory frequency can be set in this screen.


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