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Windows 7: Keyboard Query For Bios Setup With Gigabyte E-350


23 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Keyboard Query For Bios Setup With Gigabyte E-350

Hi, I'm new to building PC's so bear with me... Im building a small server computer with an Gigabyte E-350 motherboard and I wondered what type of keyboard I'll need to set the bios up. Can I use just any plug-and-play usb keyboard wired/wireless, or will I need an old school keyboard with the round pinned connector (S/PDIF is it?). If your all wondering why I am asking this, its because the motherboard has not turned up in the post yet.

I was looking at something extremely small so I can hide it away, as I will only need it for accessing the bios, as I will be accessing this machine via a web browser/network using an open-source program called FreeNAS once the bios has been setup.

Thanks in advance


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23 Mar 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If it is this board GIGABYTE GA-E350N-USB3 Motherboard/CPU Combo Motherboard/CPU Set - Newegg.com a USB or PS-2 keyboard should work. (S-PDIF is an audio connector I believe.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S/PDIF
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23 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Hi, thanks for the reply. Not quite as mine is the usb 2 version found here:

Gigabyte GA-E350N E-350D A45 FCH VGA HDMI 7.1 Channel.. | Ebuyer.com
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23 Mar 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes either type of keyboard will work there too. They didn't have a good pic of it but I think I see a mouse and keyboard PS-2 port on it.
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23 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Thanks, im glad you said that too as I've been trying to get a good picture of the rear since I bought it!

I was thinking of the Advent mini wireless K312, but I've noticed a thread in this area saying the response time is not good when using the keys?
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23 Mar 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It's also missing the ALT key and a numeric keypad. seems like it would be clunky to use. I don't know about response time, but if will be used only for server setup and maintenance it should work OK. Then there are flexible ones you could roll up to store away. this is Newegg in US of course, maybe a UK vendor has a similar one.
ADESSO AKB-230 Black Keyboard - Newegg.com

Better pics here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128561
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23 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Cheers for the link :-)

I've litterally just been in my loft and found a new plain black keyboard with numeric pad and ps2 so will use that one for now until I find something else. It was just good to find out that I can use either ps2 or usb whilst in the bios :-)
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