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E6440 BIOS settings

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Here are BIOS settings that are known to work on the E6440 (Haswell CPU with Intel HD4600 graphics) under Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra and High Sierra. These settings were tested and verified with BIOS A05, A08, A13, A14, A16, A17, A18 and A21.

 

Boot Sequence:
. Diskette drive = Off
. Internal HDD = On
. USB Storage Device = On
. CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive = Off
. Onboard NIC = Off

. Boot List Otion = Legacy

*** Set boot order according to own choice ***

*** mini SSD option may also be offered if internal mSATA SSD is installed ***

System Configuration

. Integrated NIC = Enabled
. Parallel Port = Disabled (you may opt for any other options if required)
. Serial Port = COM1
. SATA Operation = AHCI
. Drives:

     * SATA-0 = On

     * SATA-1 = On

     * SATA-2 = On

     * SATA-4 = On

. SMART Reporting:

     * Enable SMART Reporting = On or Off

. USB Configuration:

     * Enable Boot Support = On

     * Enable External USB Port = On

     * Enable USB3.0 Controller = On

. USB PowerShare:

     * Enable USB PowerShare = On

. Audio:

     * Enable Audio = On

. Keyboard illumination = Level is 100% or any other settings.  :excl: This applies only to models with backlit keyboards

. Unobtrusive Mode:

     * Enable Unobtrusive Mode = Off

. Miscellaneous Devices: 
     * Enable Mobile Bay = On

     * Enable Microphone = On

     * Enable eSATA Ports = On

     * Enable Hard Drive Free Fall Protection = On

     * Enable ExpressCard = On

     * Enable Camera = On

     * Enable Media Card = On

Video:

. LCD Brightness = Max or whatever settings you prefer

Security:

. Admin Password = not set
. System Password = not set
. Internal HDD-0 PW = not set

. Strong Password = Off
. Password Configuration = default settings
. Password Bypass = Disabled

. Password Change: Allow Non-admin Password Changes = selected

. Non-Admin Setup Changes = Off

. TPM Security = Off
. Computrace® = Deactivate

. CPU XD Support = enabled

. OROM Keyboard Access = Enable

. Admin Setup Lockout = Off

Secure Boot:

. Secure Boot Enable = Disabled

. Expert Key Management:

    * Enable Custom Mode = Off

    * Custom Mode Key Management = PK

Performance:

. Multi Core Support = All

. Intel® SpeedStep = Enabled
. C-States control = On
. Intel® TurboBoost = Enabled

. HyperThread Control = Enabled

. Rapid Start Technology = Disabled
Power Management:

. AC Behavior:

    * Wake on AC = Off

. Auto On Time = Disabled
. USB Wake Support = Off

. Wireless Radio Control:

     * Control WLAN radio = Off

     * Control WWAN radio = Off
. Wake on LAN/WLAN = Disabled

. Block Sleep = Off

. Peak Shift = Off

. Advanced Battery Charge Configuration = Off

. Primary Battery Charge Configuration = Express Charge (or any other choice)

. Battery Slice Charge Configuration = Standard (or any other choice)

. Intel® Smart Connect Technology = Off
POST Behavior:

. Adapter Warnings = Enabled
. Keypad (Embedded) = Fn Key Only
. Mouse/TouchPad = Touchpad/PS-2 Mouse
. Numlock Enable = Enabled
. Fn Key Emulation = Enabled

. MEBx Hotkey = Enabled

. POST hotkeys = Enable F12 Boot Option Menu
. Fast Boot = Minimal

. Extend BIOS POST Time = 0 seconds (or any other choice)
Virtualization Support:

. Virtualization = Enabled

. VT for Direct I/O = Off (otherwise use Chameleon/Clover option dart=0)

. Trusted Execution = Off

Wireless:

. Wireless Switch:

     * WWAN = On

     * WLAN = On

     * WiGig = On

     * Bluetooth = On

. Wireless Device Enable:

     * WWAN = On

     * WLAN/WiGig = On

     * Bluetooth = On

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