Packard Bell 680 M/Board

680 Motherboard Diagram

The on-board video chip of your computer will automatically be disabled by the installation of a separate video card.



Host Bus Speed *J1F2C1-2, 5-6
2-3, 4-5
2-3, 5-6
CPU Clock RatioJ1F2D1-2, 4-5
2-3, 4-5
2-3, 5-6
1-2, 5-6
CMOS ClearJ1F2A4-5
Password ClearJ1F2A1-2
Password Enabled
Password Disabled
CMOS Setup Access J1F2B1-2
Access Denied
Processor VoltageJ1F2B4-5
Standard Voltage (3.3v)
Recovery ModeJ9C11-2
4-5, 5-6

* Note: PCI clock speed equals ½ Host bus speed


This 3V Lithium clip in battery is replaceable with a CR2032 battery.

Flash Bios Update

Bios Upgrade Procedure

Bios Upgrade Procedure

Cache Upgrade

The motherboard comes with:

16KB L1 (Internal) write-back cache (integrated in the CPU)
256KB L2 (External) write-through with write buffers cache soldered on the motherboard.Not upgradeable.

Note :Some motherboards may come with no L2 cache and are also not upgradeable.

CPU Upgrades

This motherboard can accommodate the following CPUs:

Clock Speed (J1F2C) CPU Multiplier (J1F2D) Host Bus Speed CPU Speed 
2-3, 5-61-2, 4-5 (x 1.5)50 MHz75 MHz
2-3, 4-51-2, 4-5(x 1.5)60 MHz90 MHz
1-2, 5-61-2, 4-5(x 1.5)66 MHz100 MHz
2-3, 4-52-3, 4-5(x 2.0)60 MHz120 MHz
1-2, 5-62-3, 4-5(x 2.0)66 MHz133 MHz
2-3, 4-52-3, 5-6(x 2.5)60 MHz150 MHz
1-2, 5-62-3, 5-6(x 2.5)66 MHz166 MHz
1-2, 5-61-2, 5-6(x 3.0)66 MHz200 MHz

Uses the 321-pin Type 7 Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) CPU socket.
Supports the Pentium OverDrive Processor.
Not keyboard switchable.
Disable cache to slow down the system.

RAM Upgrades

Uses 4/8/16/32 MB 72-pin simms, 60 or 70ns EDO (See below) or Fast Paged RAM up to a maximum of 128MB.Supports only non-parity DRAM.

1. Bank by bank support for EDO or Fast Page Mode DRAM with automatic presence detect for EDO DRAM. 60ns EDO required for 66 MHz bus speeds, and 70ns EDO required for 50 & 60 MHz bus speed. 70ns Fast Page Mode required for 50, 60, and 66 MHz bus speeds. EDO and Fast Page Mode can be mixed in separate banks.

2. Four 32 bit SIMM sockets 4 MB, 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB in either single or double sided configurations. Simms mustbe added in pairs. SIMM sockets can be populated in any order. ONE or more simms may be located under the peripheral bay in the Packard Bell "all-in-one" (Spectria) chassis.

3. Bank 0 will be populated as the default from the factory.

4. No configuration jumpers: BIOS detects memory size, and memory type (EDO or Fast Page Mode).

5. Memory voltage requirements: 5V.

Video Memory Upgrade

The PB680 uses S3 Inc. Trio64V+ or S3 Virge 3D PCI Video Chipset.

S3 Trio64V+ motherboards have 1MB expandable to 2MB using two 256Kx16-50ns SOJ EDO DRAM chips.
S3 Virge 3D motherboards have 2MB Non Upgradable.

The video memory upgrade is inserted in sockets U2J1 and U3J1. Pin 1 is at the front right corner of the socket. To install the chip, insert it into the socket and push until the chip snaps into place.