SB331-IPM
System Board
User’s Manual
A18450238
Copyright
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makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents or use
of this manual and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties of
merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The user will assume the
entire risk of the use or the results of the use of this document. Further, the
manufacturer reserves the right to revise this publication and make changes to
its contents at any time, without obligation to notify any person or entity of such
revisions or changes.
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Trademarks
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are the properties of their respective holders.
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment
is operated in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician for help.
Notice:
1. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with the emission
limits.
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Table of Contents
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Trademarks���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B���������������������������������������������� 3
About this Manual����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
Warranty
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Static Electricity Precautions������������������������������������������������������������� 7
Safety Measures��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
About the Package���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
Before Using the System Board�������������������������������������������������������� 8
Chapter 1 - Introduction������������������������������������������������������������������ 9
Specifications................................................................................... 9
Features . ..................................................................................... 12
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation�������������������������������������������������� 15
System Board Layout..................................................................... 15
System Memory............................................................................ 16
Installing the DIM Module.......................................................... 18
CPU............................................................................................. 20
Installing the CPU..................................................................... 21
Jumper Settings............................................................................. 25
Clear CMOS Data...................................................................... 25
PS/2 Power Select..................................................................... 26
USB Power Select...................................................................... 27
Power-on Select........................................................................ 28
COM1/COM2 RS232/RS422/RS485 Select.................................... 29
COM1/COM2 RS232/Power Select............................................... 30
Rear Panel I/O Ports. .................................................................... 31
COM (Serial) Ports.................................................................... 32
HDMI Port................................................................................ 33
DVI-I Port................................................................................ 34
RJ45 LAN Ports......................................................................... 35
USB Ports................................................................................ 36
Audio....................................................................................... 38
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I/O Connectors ............................................................................ 39
S/PDIF Connector..................................................................... 39
SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors .................................................... 40
Cooling Fan Connectors............................................................. 41
Power Connectors .................................................................... 42
Standby Power LED .................................................................. 43
Front Panel Connectors ............................................................. 44
Expansion Slots ....................................................................... 45
Battery ................................................................................... 46
SPI JTAG Connector.................................................................. 47
Digital I/O Connector ................................................................ 48
Chassis Intrusion Connector ...................................................... 50
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup .................................................................. 51
Overview .............................................................................................................. 51
AMI BIOS Setup Utility ................................................................. 53
Main ....................................................................................... 53
Advanced ................................................................................ 54
Chipset ................................................................................... 67
Boot ....................................................................................... 74
Security .................................................................................. 76
Save & Exit ............................................................................. 77
Updating the BIOS ........................................................................ 78
Chapter 4 - Supported Software
Chapter 5 - RAID
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RAID Levels ....................................................................................................... 103
Settings ................................................................................................................ 104
Chapter 6 - Intel AMT Settings
................................................... 109
Overview ............................................................................................................ 109
Enable Intel® AMT in the AMI BIOS ............................................................ 110
Enable Intel® AMT in the Intel® Management Engine BIOS
Extension (MEBX) Screen .............................................................................. 112
Appendix A - NLITE and AHCI Installation Guide ....................... 137
Appendix B - Watchdog Sample Code ......................................... 149
Appendix C - System Error Message............................................ 150
Appendix D - Troubleshooting ...................................................... 152
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About this Manual
An electronic file of this manual is included in the CD. To view the user’s manual
in the CD, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main Board
Utility CD) will appear. Click “User’s Manual” on the main menu.
Warranty
1. Warranty does not cover damages or failures that arised from misuse of the
product, inability to use the product, unauthorized replacement or alteration
of components and product specifications.
2. The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to physical abuse,
improper installation, modification, accidents or unauthorized repair of the
product.
3. Unless otherwise instructed in this user’s manual, the user may not, under
any circumstances, attempt to perform service, adjustments or repairs on the
product, whether in or out of warranty. It must be returned to the purchase
point, factory or authorized service agency for all such work.
4. We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequencial
damages to the product that has been modified or altered.
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Static Electricity Precautions
It is quite easy to inadvertently damage your PC, system board, components
or devices even before installing them in your system unit. Static electrical discharge can damage computer components without causing any signs of physical
damage. You must take extra care in handling them to ensure against electrostatic build-up.
1. To prevent electrostatic build-up, leave the system board in its anti-static bag
until you are ready to install it.
2. Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
3. Do all preparation work on a static-free surface.
4. Hold the device only by its edges. Be careful not to touch any of the components, contacts or connections.
5. Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold
modules or connectors by their ends.
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drive and
other components. Perform the upgrade instruction procedures described
at an ESD workstation only. If such a station is not available, you can
provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and
attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is
unavailable, establish and maintain contact with the system chassis
throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
Safety Measures
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range.
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing, cover the system chassis
before plugging the power cord.
Battery:
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
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About the Package
The system board package contains the following items. If any of these items are
missing or damaged, please contact your dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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system board
Serial ATA data cables
Serial ATA power cables
USB cables
PS2 cables
I/O shield
DVD
QR (Quick Reference)
The system board and accessories in the package may not come similar to the
information listed above. This may differ in accordance to the sales region or
models in which it was sold. For more information about the standard package in
your region, please contact your dealer or sales representative.
Before Using the System Board
Before using the system board, prepare basic system components.
If you are installing the system board in a new system, you will need at least the
following internal components.
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A CPU
Memory module
Storage devices such as hard disk drive, CD-ROM, etc.
You will also need external system peripherals you intend to use which will normally include at least a keyboard, a mouse and a video display monitor.
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Specifications
Processor
• LGA 1155 socket for:
- 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM processors (22nm process
technology)
: Intel® CoreTM i7-3770 (8M Cache, up to 3.9GHz); 77W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-3550S (6M Cache, up to 3.7GHz); 65W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-3220 (3M Cache, 3.3GHz); 55W
: Intel® Pentium® G2120 (3M Cache, 3.1 GHz); 65W
- 2nd generation Intel® CoreTM processors (32nm process
technology)
: Intel® CoreTM i7-2600 (8M Cache, up to 3.8 GHz); 95W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-2400 (6M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz); 95W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-2120 (3M Cache, 3.3 GHz); 65W
: Intel® Pentium® G850 (3M Cache, 2.9 GHz); 65W
Chipset
• Intel® Q67 Express Chipset
System Memory
• Two 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
•Supports DDR3 1333/1600MHz (3rd generation processors)
Supports DDR3 1066/1333MHz (2nd generation processors)
• Supports dual channel memory interface
• Supports up to 16GB system memory
• DRAM device technologies: 1Gb, 2GB and 4Gb DDR3 DRAM
technologies are supported for x8 and x16 devices, unbuffered, non-ECC
Expansion Slots
• 2 PCIe x16 slot
- Supports Gen 3.0 (3rd generation processors)
- Supports Gen 2.0 (2nd generation processors)
- 1 x16 signal and 1 x4 signal
• 2 PCI Express x1 slots (PCIe 2.0)
Graphics
• Intel® HD Graphics
• Display ports: DVI-I (RGB and TMDS signals)-ASMedia1442
HDMI (TMDS signal)-ASMedia1442
• DVI and HDMI display resolution up to 1920x1200
• Supports 6 Graphics Execution Units (EUs)
• Intel® Clear Video Technology
• DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) support for accelerating
video processing
Audio
• Realtek ALC262 2-channel High Definition Audio
• DACs with 100dB SNR; two stereo DACs support 24-bit PCM
format for stereo audio playback
• ADCs with 90dB SNR; three stereo ADCs support 20-bit PCM
format for multiple input streaming
• S/PDIF audio interface
LAN
• 1 Intel W82579LM with iAMT8.0 Gigabit Ethernet Phy (LAN1)
• 2 Intel W82574 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controllers
(LAN2-3)
• Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
• Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
• Supports wire management
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Serial ATA
• 6 Serial ATA ports
- 4 SATA 2.0 ports with data transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
- 2 SATA 3.0 ports with data transfer rate up to 6Gb/s
• Integrated Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) controller
• Supports RAID 0/1/5/10
Intel Active
Management
Technology
(AMT)
• Supports iAMT8.0
• Out-of-band system access
• Remote troubleshooting and recovery
• Hardware-based agent presence checking
• Proactive alerting
• Remote hardware and software asset tracking
TPM (optional)
• Infineon SLB9635
• Provides a Trusted PC for secure transactions
• Provides software license protection, enforcement and password protection
Rear Panel I/O
Ports
• 2 DB-9 serial ports
- Supports RS232/422/485
- Pins 1 and 9 of RS232 functions as RS232 signal or power
(selectable via jumper)
• 1 DVI-I port
• 1 HDMI port
• 3 RJ45 LAN ports
• 6 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
I/O Connectors
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BIOS
• AMI BIOS
• 64Mbit SPI BIOS
Energy Efficient
Design
• Supports ErP Lot6 power saving (optional)
• Supports ACPI
• System Power Management
• Wake-On-Events include:
- Wake-On-PS/2 KB/Mouse
- Wake-On-USB KB/Mouse
- Wake-On-LAN
- RTC timer to power-on the system
• CPU stopped clock control
• AC power failure recovery
4 connectors for 8 external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 PS/2 KB/Mouse connector
1 36-bit Digital I/O connector
1 front audio connector for line-out and mic-in jacks
1 S/PDIF connector
6 Serial ATA ports
1 24-pin ATX power connector
1 8-pin 12V power connector
1 chassis intrusion connector
1 front panel connector
2 fan connectors
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Damage Free
Intelligence
• Monitors CPU/system temperature and overheat alarm
• Monitors VCORE/5V/3.3V/V_DIMM/12V/5VSB voltages and
failure alarm
• Monitors CPU/system fan speed and failure alarm
• Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage and
fan speed
• Watchdog timer function
Temperature
• 0oC to 60oC
Humidity
• 10% to 90%
PCB
• microATX form factor
• 244mm (9.6”) x 244mm (9.6”)
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Features
Watchdog Timer
The Watchdog Timer function allows your application to regularly “clear” the system at the set time interval. If the system hangs or fails to function, it will reset
at the set time interval so that your system will continue to operate.
DDR3
DDR3 delivers increased system bandwidth and improved performance. It offers
peak data transfer rate of up to 21 Gb/s bandwidth. The advantages of DDR3
are its higher bandwidth and its increase in performance at a lower power than
DDR2.
Graphics
The integrated Intel HD graphics for graphics intensive applications delivers exceptional 3D, 2D and video capabilities. It supports VGA and DVI interfaces.
DVI
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a form of video interface technology made to
maximize the quality of flat panel LCD monitors and modern video graphics
cards. Data is transmitted using the TMDS (Transition Minimized Differential Signaling) protocol, providing a digital signal from the PC’s graphics subsystem to
the display.
PCI Express
PCI Express is a high bandwidth I/O infrastructure that possesses the ability to
scale speeds by forming multiple lanes. The x4 PCI Express lane supports transfer rate of 1 Gigabyte per second. The PCI Express architecture also provides a
high performance graphics infrastructure by enhancing the capability of a x16 PCI
Express lane to provide 8 Gigabytes per second transfer rate.
Intel Active Management Technology (AMT)
Intel Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) allows remote access and management of networked systems even while PCs are powered off, remotely repair
systems after OS failures and has the capability to remotely update all systems
with the latest security software.
Audio
The Realtek ALC262 audio codec provides 2-channel High Definition audio output.
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Serial ATA
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0a specification. SATA 3.0 supports speed up to 6Gb/s while SATA 2.0 supports speed up to
3Gb/s. This improves hard drive performance faster than the standard parallel
ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s. The board supports RAID 0/1/5/10.
Gigabit LAN
The Intel W82579LM PHY and Intel W82574 PCI Express Gigabit controllers support up to 1Gbps data transmission.
USB
The system board supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. USB 1.1 supports 12Mb/
second bandwidth while USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/second bandwidth providing a
marked improvement in device transfer speeds between your computer and a
wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
Wake-On-LAN
This feature allows the network to remotely wake up a Soft Power Down (SoftOff) PC. It is supported via the onboard LAN port or via a PCI LAN card that uses
the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal. However, if your system is in the
Suspend mode, you can power-on the system only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-PS/2
This function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on
the system.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-USB
This function allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB
ports, the 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5V_standby power source of your
power supply must support ≥2A.
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RTC Timer
The RTC installed on the system board allows your system to automatically power-on on the set date and time.
ACPI STR
The system board is designed to meet the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and
Power Interface) specification. ACPI has energy saving features that enables PCs
to implement Power Management and Plug-and-Play with operating systems that
support OS Direct Power Management. ACPI when enabled in the Power Management Setup will allow you to use the Suspend to RAM function.
With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off the system at
once by pressing the power button or selecting “Standby” when you shut down
Windows® without having to go through the sometimes tiresome process of
closing files, applications and operating system. This is because the system is
capable of storing all programs and data files during the entire operating session
into RAM (Random Access Memory) when it powers-off. The operating session will
resume exactly where you left off the next time you power-on the system.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Power Failure Recovery
When power returns after an AC power failure, you may choose to either poweron the system manually or let the system power-on automatically.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
System Board Layout
COM1 RS232/Power
select (JP1)
COM1 RS232/422/485
select (JP5)
COM2 RS232/Power
select (JP2)
COM2 RS232/422/485 PS/2 power
select (JP6)
select (JP7)
COM 1
COM 2
2
6 2
1
5 1
6 2
10 1
JP5
JP1
2
1
2
1
JP65 1
6
5
6
5
ATX power
PS/2 KB/Mouse
Connector
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DDR3_2
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1
Front panel
1
JP2
DDR3_1
Standby
Power LED
DVI-I
HDMI
1
ASMedia
1442
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Intel
W82579LM
LAN 1
USB 0-1
1
LAN 2
USB 10-11
Power-on
select (JP11)
Fintek
F71879F
ASMedia
1442
1
CPU fan
LGA 1155
Chassis
intrusion
8
4
5
1
+12V power
USB 0-1/10-11
power select
(JP3)
1
Intel
W82574L
SATA 0
SATA 3.0
1
SATA 1
LAN 3
USB 8-9
1
USB 8-9
power select
(JP4)
PCIE x1
Intel
Q67
PCIE x16
Clear CMOS
(JP10)
Intel
W82574L
System
fan
1
1
PCIE x1
Battery
SPI Flash
BIOS
1
1
Realtek
ALC262
1
1
SPI
SATA 5
SATA 2
S/PDIF
1
2
1
10
9
Front audio
1
USB 12-13
2
1
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DIO
1
1
USB 12-13/6-7
power select (JP8)
SATA 2.0
8
7
2
1
PCIE x16 (x4 signal)
SATA 3
SATA 4
USB 2-3
1
1
USB 6-7
1
USB 4-5/2-3
power select
(JP9)
1
USB 4-5
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Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your system board, processor,
disk drives, add-in boards, and other components. Perform the upgrade
instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation only. If such a
station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by wearing
an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part of the system
chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact
with the system chassis throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
System Memory
Important:
1. When the Standby Power LED lit red, it indicates that there is power
on the system board. Power-off the PC then unplug the power cord prior
to installing any devices. Failure to do so will cause severe damage to
the motherboard and components.
2. When buying the DDR3, please consider the thickness of the memory
to avoid problems with the ATX power connector at the moment of their
installation.
DDR3-2
DDR3-1
Features
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DRAM device technologies: 1Gb, 2Gb and 4Gb DDR3 DRAM technologies are
supported for x8 and x16 devices, unbuffered, non-ECC
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Dual channel memory interface
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Maximum of 16GB system memory
Hardware Installation
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The system board supports the following memory interface.
Single Channel (SC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 64 bits (8B) from the memory channels.
Dual Channel (DC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 128 bits from the memory channels. Dual
channel provides better system performance because it doubles the data transfer
rate.
Single Channel
DIMMs are on the same channel.
DIMMs in a channel can be identical or completely different. However, we highly recommend
using identical DIMMs.
Not all slots need to be populated.
Dual Channel
DIMMs of the same memory configuration are
on different channels.
Important:
1. You can populate either Channel A or Channel B first.
2. When installing a DIMM in Channel A or Channel B, always populate
the socket that is farthest the CPU. In this case, it will mean populating DDR3-2 and/or DDR3-4 first.
3. If you intend to use dual channel, the same rule applies - always
the socket farthest the CPU. Populate DDR3-2 and/or DDR3-4 first;
not DDR3-2 and DDR3-3 and not DDR3-1 and DDR3-4.
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Installing the DIM Module
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble
the actual board. These illustrations are for reference only.
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to it has been
powered down.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Locate the DIMM socket on the system board.
4. Push the “ejector tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the side.
Ejector tab
Ejector tab
5. Note how the module is keyed to the socket.
Notch
Key
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6. Grasping the module by its edges, position the module above the socket with
the “notch” in the module aligned with the “key” on the socket. The keying
mechanism ensures the module can be plugged into the socket in only one
way.
7. Seat the module vertically, pressing it down firmly until it is completely seated in the socket.
8. The ejector tabs at the ends of the socket will automatically snap into the
locked position to hold the module in place.
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CPU
The system board is equipped with a surface mount LGA 1155 socket. This socket is exclusively designed for installing a LGA 1155 packaged Intel CPU.
Important:
1. Before you proceed, make sure (1) the LGA 1155 socket comes with
a protective cap, (2) the cap is not damaged and (3) the socket’s
contact pins are not bent. If the cap is missing or the cap and/or
contact pins are damaged, contact your dealer immediately.
2. Make sure to keep the protective cap. RMA requests will be accepted
and processed only if the LGA 1155 socket comes with the protective
cap.
Protective
cap
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble
the actual board. These illustrations are for reference only.
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Installing the CPU
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to it has been
powered down.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Locate the LGA 1155 CPU
socket on the system
board.
Important:
The CPU socket must not
come in contact with anything other than the CPU.
Avoid unnecessary exposure. Remove the protective cap only when you are
about to install the CPU.
4. Unlock the socket by pushing the load lever down,
moving it sideways until it
is released from the retention tab; then lift the load
lever up.
Load lever
Retention tab
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5. Lifting the load lever will at
the same time lift the load
plate.
Lift the load lever up to
the angle shown on the
photo.
Load lever
Load
plate
6. Remove the protective cap
from the CPU socket. The
cap is used to protect the
CPU socket against dust
and harmful particles. Remove the protective cap
only when you are about
to install the CPU.
Protective cap
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7. Insert the CPU into the
socket. The gold triangular mark on the CPU must
align with the corner of
the CPU socket shown on
the photo.
Gold triangular
mark
The CPU’s notch will at
the same time fit into the
socket’s alignment key.
Alignment key
Important:
The CPU will fit in only one
orientation and can easily
be inserted without exerting any force.
Alignment key
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8. Close the load plate then
push the load lever down.
While closing the load
plate, make sure the front
edge of the load plate
slides under the retention
knob.
9. Hook the load lever under
the retention tab.
Retention
knob
Load lever
Retention tab
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Jumper Settings
Clear CMOS Data
1
2 3
2-3 On:
Clear CMOS Data
JP10
JP7
1 2 3
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the supervisor or user password.
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in the ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the ROM BIOS, please follow the steps below.
1. Power-off the system and unplug the power cord.
2. Set JP10 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP10 back to its
default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Now plug the power cord and power-on the system.
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PS/2 Power Select
JP7
1 2
3
1-2 On: +5V
(default)
1
2
3
2-3 On:
+5V_standby
JP7 is used to select the power of the PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse ports. Selecting +5V_standby will allow you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to
wake up the system.
Important:
The +5VSB power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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USB Power Select
3
3
2
1
2
1
1-2 On: +5V
(default)
2-3 On:
+5V_standby
USB 0-1/10-11
(JP3)
USB 8-9
(JP4)
USB 4-5/2-3
(JP9)
USB 12-13/6-7
(JP8)
1 2 3
1-2 On: +5V
(default)
1
2 3
2-3 On:
+5V_standby
These jumpers are used to select the power of the USB ports. Selecting
+5V_standby will allow you to use a USB device to wake up the system.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB
ports, the +5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the +5V_standby power source of
your power supply must support ≥2A.
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Power-on Select
JP11
1 2 3
1-2 On:
Power-on via power button
(default)
1
2 3
2-3 On:
Power-on via AC power; or
Power-on via WOL after G3
To power-on via WOL after G3:
1. Set JP11 pins 2 and 3 to On.
2. Set the “After G3” field to Power Off/WOL.
3. Set the “GbE Wake Up From S5” to Enabled.
The BIOS fields are in the “South Bridge Configuration” submenu (Chipset menu)
of the AMI BIOS utility.
To power-on via AC Power:
1. Set JP11 pins 2 and 3 to On.
2. Set the “After G3” field to Power On.
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2
COM1/COM2 RS232/RS422/RS485 Select
JP5
JP6
COM 2
COM 1
JP5 (for COM1) and JP6 (for COM2) are used to configure the COM ports to
RS232, RS422 (Full Duplex) or RS485.
The pin function of the COM ports will vary according to the jumper’s setting.
JP5 / JP6
2
4
6
1 3 5
1-2 On: RS232
(default)
2
4
6
1
3 5
3-4 On: RS422
Full Duplex
2
4
6
1
3 5
5-6 On: RS485
DCDRD
TD
DTRGND
RXD+
RXDTXD+
TXDN.C.
DATA+
DATAN.C.
N.C.
N.C.
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9
6 7 8 9
6 7 8 9
DSRRTSCTSRI-
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
COM 1 / COM 2
RS232
RS422
Full Duplex
RS485
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COM1/COM2 RS232/Power Select
JP1
JP2
JP1 and JP2 are used to configure COM 1 and COM 2 to pure RS232 or RS232
with power.
The pin function of COM 1 and COM 2 will vary according to JP1’s and JP2’s setting respectively.
JP1 / JP2
2
4
6
1 3 5
1-3 (RI), 2-4 (DCD) On:
RS232 (default)
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2
4
6
1
3 5
3-5 (+5V), 4-6 (+12V) On:
RS232 with power
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2
Rear Panel I/O Ports
COM 2
COM 1
LAN1
LAN2
DVI-I
HDMI
LAN3
USB 0-1 USB 10-11 USB 8-9
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
•
•
•
•
•
2 COM ports
HDMI port
DVI-I port
3 LAN ports
6 USB ports
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COM (Serial) Ports
COM 2
COM 1
COM 1 and COM 2:
RS232/422/485
COM 1 to COM 2 are fixed at RS232.
The pin function of COM 1 and COM 2 ports will vary according to JP5/JP6’s setting. Refer to “COM1/COM2 RS232/RS422/RS485 Select” in this chapter for more
information.
The serial ports are asynchronous communication ports with 16C550A-compatible
UARTs that can be used with modems, serial printers, remote display terminals,
and other serial devices.
Connecting External Serial Ports
Your COM port may come mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge
bracket to an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then insert the serial port cable to the COM connector. Make sure the colored stripe on the ribbon
cable is aligned with pin 1 of the COM connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure the serial ports in the Advanced menu (“Super IO Configuration” submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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HDMI Port
HDMI
The HDMI port which carries both digital audio and video signals is used to connect a LCD monitor or digital TV that has the HDMI port.
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DVI-I Port
DVI-I
The DVI-I port is used to connect an LCD monitor.
Connect the display device’s cable connector to the DVI-I port. After you plug the
cable connector into the port, gently tighten the cable screws to hold the connector in place.
BIOS Setting
Configure the display device in the Chipset menu (“North Bridge Configuration”
submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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2
RJ45 LAN Ports
LAN Ports
Features
•
Intel W82579LM with iAMT7.0 Gigabit Ethernet Phy •
Intel W82574 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
The LAN ports allow the system board to connect to a local area network by
means of a network hub.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard LAN in the Chipset menu (“South Bridge Configuration”
submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the LAN drivers. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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USB Ports
USB 0-1
USB 10-11
USB 8-9
USB 12-13
USB 2-3
USB 6-7
USB 4-5
USB allows data exchange between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
The system board is equipped with four onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The four
10-pin connectors allow you to connect 8 additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The additional USB ports may be mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge
bracket to an available slot at the rear of the system chassis and then insert the
USB port cables to a connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard USB in the Advanced menu (“USB Configuration” submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system to use the
USB device. Refer to your operating system’s manual or documentation for more
information.
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2
Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use a USB keyboard or
USB mouse to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. To
use this function:
•
Jumper Setting
JP3, JP4, JP8 and/or JP9 must be set to “2-3 On: +5V_standby”. Refer to
“USB Power Select” in this chapter for more information.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB
ports, the 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5V_standby power source of your
power supply must support ≥2A.
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N.C.
Mic2-JD
Key
Line2-JD
GND
Audio
10
9
Mic2-L
Mic2-R
Line2-R
Front_IO_Sense
Line2-L
2
1
Front Audio
The front audio connector allows you to connect to the second line-out and micin jacks that are at the front panel of your system.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard audio in the Chipset menu (“South Bridge Configuration”
submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 7 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the audio driver. Refer to chapter 8 for more information.
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2
I/O Connectors
S/PDIF Connector
SPDIF out
Key Ground
+5V
1
SPDIF in
5
The S/PDIF connector is used to connect an external S/PDIF port. Your S/PDIF
port may be mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to
an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then connect the audio cable
to the S/PDIF connector. Make sure pin 1 of the audio cable is aligned with pin 1
of the S/PDIF connector.
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SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors
1
GND
RXP
RXN
GND
TXN
TXP
GND
7
SATA 3.0 6Gb/s
SATA 0
SATA 1
SATA 2.0 3Gb/s
SATA 4
SATA 5
SATA 3
SATA 2
Features
•
SATA 0 and SATA 1 support data transfer rate up to 6Gb/s • SATA 2 to SATA 5 support data transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
SATA 4 provides adequate space for SATA DOM
•
Integrated Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) controller
•
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
The Serial ATA connectors are used to connect Serial ATA devices. Connect one
end of the Serial ATA cable to a SATA connector and the other end to your Serial
ATA device.
BIOS Setting
Configure the Serial ATA drives in the Advanced menu (“IDE Configuration” submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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2
Cooling Fan Connectors
Speed
Control
Sense
Power
Ground
4
1
CPU fan
1
3
Ground
Power
Sense
System fan
The fan connectors are used to connect cooling fans. The cooling fans will provide
adequate airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the CPU and system board components.
BIOS Setting
The Advanced menu (“Hardware Health Configuration” submenu) of the BIOS will
display the current speed of the cooling fans. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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+3.3VDC
-12VDC
GND
PS_ON#
GND
GND
GND
NC
+5VDC
+5VDC
+5VDC
GND
Power Connectors
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
GND
+5VDC
GND
+5VDC
GND
+5VSB
PWR_OK
+12VDC
1
+12VDC
13
+3.3VDC
24
12
ATX power
8
4
Ground
12V
5
1
12V power
Use a power supply that complies with the ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide
Version 1.1. An ATX12V power supply unit has a standard 24-pin ATX main power
connector that must be inserted into the 24-pin connector. The 8-pin +12V power
connector enables the delivery of more +12VDC current to the processor’s Voltage Regulator Module (VRM).
The power connectors from the power supply unit are designed to fit the 24-pin
and 8-pin connectors in only one orientation. Make sure to find the proper orientation before plugging the connectors.
The system board requires a minimum of 300 Watt power supply to operate. Your
system configuration (CPU power, amount of memory, add-in cards, peripherals,
etc.) may exceed the minimum power requirement. To ensure that adequate
power is provided, we strongly recommend that you use a minimum of 400 Watt
(or greater) power supply.
Important:
Insufficient power supplied to the system may result in instability or
the add-in boards and peripherals not functioning properly. Calculating
the system’s approximate power usage is important to ensure that the
power supply meets the system’s consumption requirements.
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Standby Power LED
Standby
Power LED
This LED will lit red when the system is in the standby mode. It indicates that
there is power on the system board. Power-off the PC then unplug the power
cord prior to installing any devices. Failure to do so will cause severe damage to
the motherboard and components.
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Front Panel Connectors
1
2
PWR-LED
HDD-LED
PWR-BTN
RESET-SW
11 12
HDD-LED - HDD LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
RESET SW - Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the system.
PWR-BTN - Power Switch
This switch is used to power on or off the system.
PWR-LED - Power/Standby LED
When the system’s power is on, this LED will light. When the system is in the S1
(POS - Power On Suspend) state, it will blink every second. When the system is
in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state, it will blink every 4 seconds.
Pin
HDD-LED
RESET SW
HDD Power
5
Signal
7
Ground
9
RST Signal
11
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Pin Assignment
3
N.C.
Pin
PWR-LED
PWR-BTN
Pin Assignment
2
LED Power
4
LED Power
6
Signal
8
Ground
10
Signal
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Expansion Slots
PCI Express x1
PCI Express x16
PCI Express x1
PCI Express x16
(x4 signal)
PCI Express x16 Slot
Install PCI Express x16 graphics card, that comply to the PCI Express specifications, into the PCI Express x16 slot. To install a graphics card into the x16 slot,
align the graphics card above the slot then press it down firmly until it is completely seated in the slot. The retaining clip of the slot will automatically hold the
graphics card in place.
PCI Express x1 Slot
Install PCI Express cards such as network cards or other cards that comply to
the PCI Express specifications into the PCI Express x1 slot.
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Battery
Battery
The lithium ion battery powers the real-time clock and CMOS memory. It is an
auxiliary source of power when the main power is shut off.
Safety Measures
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•
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
•
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by the manufacturer.
•
Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
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Hardware Installation
SPI JTAG Connector
2
1
Pin
Pin Assignment
Pin
7
Pin Assignment
1
3V_standby
2
Ground
3
CS
4
CK
5
SO
6
SI
7
HOLOD-
8
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Digital I/O Connector
1
2
43
44
The 36-bit Digital I/O connector provides powering-on function to external devices that are connected to these connectors.
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Pin
Pin Assignment
Pin
1
PCA_GPIO0
2
PCA_GPIO22
3
PCA_GPIO1
4
PCA_GPIO23
5
PCA_GPIO2
6
PCA_GPIO24
7
PCA_GPIO3
8
PCA_GPIO25
2
Pin Assignment
9
PCA_GPIO4
10
PCA_GPIO26
11
PCA_GPIO5
12
PCA_GPIO27
13
PCA_GPIO6
14
PCA_GPIO28
15
PCA_GPIO7
16
PCA_GPIO29
17
PCA_GPIO8
18
PCA_GPIO30
19
PCA_GPIO9
20
PCA_GPIO31
21
PCA_GPIO10
22
PCA_GPIO32
23
PCA_GPIO11
24
PCA_GPIO33
25
PCA_GPIO12
26
PCA_GPIO34
27
PCA_GPIO13
28
PCA_GPIO35
29
PCA_GPIO14
30
N.C.
31
PCA_GPIO15
32
PCA_INT-
33
PCA_GPIO16
34
PCA_OE-
35
PCA_GPIO17
36
+12V
37
PCA_GPIO18
38
5VDU
39
PCA_GPIO19
40
5V
41
PCA_GPIO20
42
Ground
43
PCA_GPIO21
44
Ground
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Chassis Intrusion Connector
1
2
Ground
Chassis
signal
The board supports the chassis intrusion detection function. Connect the chassis intrusion sensor cable from the chassis to this connector. When the system’s
power is on and a chassis intrusion occurred, an alarm will sound. When the
system’s power is off and a chassis intrusion occurred, the alarm will sound only
when the system restarts.
MyGuard Hardware Monitor
Install the “MyGuard Hardware Monitor” utility. By default, the chassis intrusion
detection function is disabled. When enabled, a warning message will appear
when the chassis is open. The utility can also be configured so that a beeping
alarm will sound when the chassis is open. Refer to the “MyGuard Hardware
Monitor” section in chapter 4 for more information.
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3
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
Overview
The BIOS is a program that takes care of the basic level of communication between the CPU and peripherals. It contains codes for various advanced features
found in this system board. The BIOS allows you to configure the system and
save the configuration in a battery-backed CMOS so that the data retains even
when the power is off. In general, the information stored in the CMOS RAM of
the EEPROM will stay unchanged unless a configuration change has been made
such as a hard drive replaced or a device added.
It is possible that the CMOS battery will fail causing CMOS data loss. If this happens, you need to install a new CMOS battery and reconfigure the BIOS settings.
Note:
The BIOS is constantly updated to improve the performance of the system board; therefore the BIOS screens in this chapter may not appear
the same as the actual one. These screens are for reference purpose
only.
Default Configuration
Most of the configuration settings are either predefined according to the Load Optimal Defaults settings which are stored in the BIOS or are automatically detected
and configured without requiring any actions. There are a few settings that you
may need to change depending on your system configuration.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility can only be operated from the keyboard and all commands are keyboard commands. The commands are available at the right side of
each setup screen.
The BIOS Setup Utility does not require an operating system to run. After you
power up the system, the BIOS message appears on the screen and the memory
count begins. After the memory test, the message “Press DEL to run setup” will
appear on the screen. If the message disappears before you respond, restart the
system or press the “Reset” button. You may also restart the system by pressing
the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
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Legends
Keys
Function
Right and Left arrows
Moves the highlight left or right to
select a menu.
Up and Down arrows
Moves the highlight up or down
between submenus or fields.
<Esc>
Exits to the BIOS Setup Utility.
+ (plus key)
Scrolls forward through the values
or options of the highlighted field.
- (minus key)
Scrolls backward through the values
or options of the highlighted field.
Tab
Selects a field.
<F1>
Displays General Help.
<F4>
Saves and exits the Setup program.
<Enter>
Press <Enter> to enter the highlighted submenu.
Scroll Bar
When a scroll bar appears to the right of the setup screen, it indicates that there
are more available fields not shown on the screen. Use the up and down arrow
keys to scroll through all the available fields.
Submenu
When ““ appears on the left of a particular field, it indicates that a submenu
which contains additional options are available for that field. To display the submenu, move the highlight to that field and press <Enter>.
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AMI BIOS Setup Utility
Main
The Main menu is the first screen that you will see when you enter the BIOS
Setup Utility.
Main
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Advanced
Chipset
Save & Exit
Boot
Security
BIOS Information
BIOS Vendor
Core Version
Compliency
Project Version
Build Date and Time
American Megatrends
4.6.5.3
UEFI 2.3; PI 1.2
1APTC 0.20 x64
09/12/2012 12:49:53
System Language
[English]
System Date
System Time
[Tue 09/18/2012]
[14:13:22]
Access Level
Administrator
Choose the system default
language.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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System Language
Choose the system default language.
System Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays a day, from
Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from January to December. Date
displays the date, from 1 to 31. Year displays the year, from 1980 to 2099.
System Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based on the 24hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00. Hour displays hours
from 00 to 23. Minute displays minutes from 00 to 59. Second displays seconds
from 00 to 59.
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Advanced
The Advanced menu allows you to configure your system for basic operation.
Some entries are defaults required by the system board, while others, if enabled,
will improve the performance of your system or let you set some features according to your preference.
Important:
Setting incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
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Main
Advanced
Chipset

ACPI Power Management

PC Health Status
Boot
Configuration

Trusted Computing

CPU Configuration

SATA Configuration

Intel TXT(LT) Configuration
Security
Save & Exit
ACPI Power Management
Configuration.

AMT Configuration

USB Configuration

F71879 Super IO

Network Stack
Configuration
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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ACPI Power Management Configuration
This section is used to configure the ACPI Power Management.
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Advanced
ACPI Power Management Configuration
ACPI Sleep State
[S1 (CPU Stop Clock) ]
Resume by PME
Resume by Ring
Resume by RTC Alarm
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Select the highest ACPI
sleep state the system will
enter, when the SUSPEND
button is pressed.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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ACPI Sleep State
Selects the highest ACPI sleep state the system will enter when the Suspend
button is pressed.
S1(POS)
Enables the Power On Suspend function.
S3(STR)
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
Resume by PME
Enable this field to use the PME signal to wake up the system.
Resume by Ring
Set this field to Enabled to use the modem ring-on function. This will allow
your system to power-on to respond to calls coming through an external or
internal modem.
Resume by RTC Alarm
When Enabled, the system uses the RTC to generate a wakeup event.
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PC Health Status
This section displays the SIO hardware health monitor.
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Advanced
Smart Fan Function
System Hardware Monitor

Smart
Fan Function
Case Open Beep
[Disabled]
CPU Temperature
System Temperature
CPU FAN Speed
System FAN Speed
Vcore
+5.0V
+12V
VDIMM
+3.3V
VS5V
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
+47 C
+25 C
3562 RPM
N/A
+1.144 V
+5.072 V
+11.968 V
+1.520 V
+3.352 V
+4.992V
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Smart Fan Function
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Advanced
CPU Smart Fan Control
Boundary 1
Boundary 2
Boundary 3
Boundary 4
Speed Count 1
Speed Count 2
Speed Count 3
Speed Count 4
Speed Count 5
System Smart Fan(1) Control
Boundary 1
Boundary 2
Boundary 3
Boundary 4
Speed Count 1
Speed Count 2
Speed Count 3
Speed Count 4
Speed Count 5
[Automatic]
60
50
40
30
100
75
50
40
30
[Automatic]
60
50
40
30
100
75
50
40
30
Enable CPU SmartFan
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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CPU Smart Fan Control
When this feature is set to Automatic, the CPU’s fan speed will rotate according to the CPU’s temperature. The higher the temperature, the faster the
speed of rotation.
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Boundary 1 to Boundary 4
The range is from 0-127.
Speed Count 1 to Speed Count 5
The range is from 1-100.
Case Open Beep
Set this field to Enabled to allow the system to alert you of a chassis intrusion event.
Trusted Computing (optional)
This section configures settings relevant to Trusted Computing innovations.
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Advanced
Configuration
Security Device Support
Current Status Information
No Security Device Found
[Disabled]
Enables or Disables
BIOS support for security
device. O.S. will not show
Security Device. TCG
EFI protocol and INT1A
interface will not be
available.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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TPM Support
Enables or Disables TPM. O.S. will not show TPM. Resetting the platform is
required.
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CPU Configuration
This section is used to configure the CPU. It will also display the detected CPU
information.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Intel (R) Core (TM) i3-2120S CPU @ 3.30GHz
206a7
CPU Signature
26
Microcode Patch
3300 MHz
Max CPU Speed
1600 MHz
Min CPU Speed
3300 MHz
CPU Speed
2
Processor Cores
Supported
Intel HT Technology
Supported
Intel VT-x Technology
Not Supported
Intel SMX Technology
Supported
64-bit
L1
L1
L2
L3
32 kB x 2
32 kB x 2
256 kB x 2
3072 kB
Data Cache
Code Cache
Cache
Cache
Hyper-threading
Active Processor Cores
Intel Virtualization Technology
[Enabled]
[All]
[Disabled]
Enable for Windows XP
and Lunix (OS optimized
for hyper-threading
technology) and disabled
for other OS (OS not
optimized for HyperThreading Technology).
When disabled only one
thread per enabled core is
enabled.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Active Processor Cores
Number of cores to enable in each processor package.
Intel Virtualization Technology
When this field is set to Enabled, the VMM can utilize the additional hardware
capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology.
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SATA Configuration
This section is used to configure SATA functions.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
SATA Controller(s)
SATA Mode Selection
[Enabled]
[IDE]
Serial ATA Port 0
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 1
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 2
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 3
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 4
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 5
Software Preserve
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Enable or disable SATA
device.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
SATA Mode
IDE Mode
This option configures the Serial ATA drives as Parallel ATA storage devices.
AHCI Mode
This option allows the Serial ATA devices to use AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface).
RAID Mode
This option allows you to create RAID or Intel Matrix Storage configuration on
Serial ATA devices.
SATA Mode Selection
Determines how SATA controller(s) operate.
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If AHCI or RAID is selected in the SATA Mode field, it will display the following
information:
SATA Controller(s)
SATA Mode Selection
Aggressive LPM Support
SATA Controller Speed
[Enabled]
[AHCI]
[Enabled]
[Gen3]

Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Determines how SATA
controller(s) operate.

Serial ATA Port 0
Empty
Software preserve
Unknown
Port 0
[Enabled]
Hot Plug
[Disabled]
External SATA
[Disabled]
SATA device type
[Hard Disk Driver]
Spin up device
[Disabled]
 Select Screen
Serial ATA Port 1
Empty

Select Item
Software preserve
Unknown
Enter: Select
Port 1
[Enabled]
+/-: Change Opt.
Hot Plug
[Disabled]
F1: General Help
External SATA
[Disabled]
F2: Previous Values
SATA device type
[Hard Disk Driver]
F3: Optimized Defaults
Spin up device
[Disabled]
F4: Save & Exit
Serial ATA Port 2
Empty
ESC: Exit
Software preserve
Unknown
Port 2
[Enabled]
Hot Plug
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External SATA
[Disabled]
Spin up device
[Disabled]
Serial ATA Port 3
Empty
Software preserve
Unknown
Port 3
[Enabled]
Hot Plug
[Disabled]
External SATA
[Disabled]
Spin up device
[Disabled]
Serial ATA Port 4
Empty
Software preserve
Unknown
Port 4
[Enabled]
Hot Plug
[Disabled]
External SATA
[Disabled]
Spin up device
[Disabled]
Serial ATA Port 5
Empty
Software preserve
Unknown
Port 5
[Enabled]
Hot Plug
[Disabled]
External SATA
[Disabled]
Spin up device
[Disabled]
Aggressive LPM Support
Enable PCH to aggressively enter link power state.
SATA Controller Speed
Indicates the maximum speed the SATA controller can support.
Serial ATA Port 0 to Serial ATA Port 5
These fields are used to configure the connected SATA devices.
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Intel TXT (LT) Configuration
This section is used to configure the Intel Trusted Execution technology.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Intel Trusted Execution Technology Configuration
Intel TXT support only can be enabled/disabled if SMX
is enabled. VT and VT-d support must also be enabled
prior to TXT.
Secure Mode Extension (SMX)
Disabled
Intel TXT(LT) Support
[Disabled]
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Intel TXT(LT) Support
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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AMT Configuration
This section is used to configure the AMT function.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Intel AMT
MEBx Selection Screen
Un-configure ME
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Enable or disable Intel (R)
Active Management Technology. Note: iAMT H/W
is always enabled. This
option just controls the
BIOS extension execution.
If enabled, this requires
additional firmware in the
SPI device.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
MEBx Selection Screen
OEMFLag Bit 2: enable or disable MEBx selection screen.
Un-configure ME
OEMFLag Bit 15: Un-configure ME without password.
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USB Configuration
This section is used to configure USB.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Devices:
1 Keyboard, 2 Hubs
Legacy USB Support
EHCI Hand-off
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables Legacy USB
support. AUTO option
disables legacy support if
no USB devices are
connected. DISABLE
option will keep USB
devices available only for
EFI applications.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Legacy USB Support
Enabled
Enables legacy USB.
Auto
Disables support for legacy when no USB devices are connected.
Disabled
Keeps USB devices available only for EFI applications.
EHCI Hand-off
This is a workaround for OSes that does not support EHCI hand-off. The
EHCI ownership change should be claimed by the EHCI driver.
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F71879 Super IO Configuration
This section is used to configure the I/O functions supported by the onboard
Super I/O chip.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Restore AC Power Loss
help.
F71879 Super IO Configuration


F71879 Super IO Chip
F71879
Restore AC Power Loss
[Power Off]
WatchDog Timer
Super IO WatchDog Timer
[Disabled]
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
Serial

Serial
Port 1 Configuration
Port 2 Configuration
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Restore AC Power Loss
Off
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system’s power is off. You
must press the Power button to power-on the system.
On
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will automatically
power-on.
Last State
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will return to the
state where you left off before power failure occurs. If the system’s power
is off when AC power failure occurs, it will remain off when power returns.
If the system’s power is on when AC power failure occurs, the system will
power-on when power returns.
WatchDog Timer
This field is used to select the time interval of the Watchdog timer. If the
system hangs or fails to function, it will reset at the set time interval so that
your system will continue to operate.
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Serial Port 1 Configuration to Serial Port 2 Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;
Change Settings
[Auto]
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Serial Port 2 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=2F8h; IRQ=3;
Change Settings
[Auto]
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Serial Port
Enables or disables the serial port.
Change Settings
Selects the IO/IRQ setting of the I/O device.
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Network Stack
This section configures settings relevant to the network stack Configuration.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Network Stack
[Enabled]
Enable or disable UEFI
network stack.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Chipset
Configures relevant chipset functions.
Main
South
North
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
Chipset
Bridge
Bridge
ME Subsystem
South Bridge Parameters
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
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South Bridge
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
Intel PCH RC Version
Intel PCH SKU name
Intel PCH Rev ID
PCI
1.5.0.0
Q67
05/B3
PCI Express Configuration
Settings.
Express Configuration
Configuration
USB
PCH 82579 LAN Controller
Wake on LAN
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
High Precision Event Timer Configuration
High Precision Timer
[Enabled]
After G3
[Power on]
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
PCH 82579 LAN Controller
Enables or disables LAN.
Wake on Lan
Enabled or disable intergrated LAN to wake the system. (The Wake On LAN
cannot be disabled if ME is on at Sx state.)
High Precision Timer
Enables or disables the high precision event timer.
After G3
Power Off / WOL
Power-on the system via WOL after G3.
Power On
Power-on the system after G3.
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PCI Express Ports Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
Enable or disable LAN.
PCI Express Configuration

Onboard 82574 LAN2/LAN3 Controller
PCIE 1 Slot Setting
PCIE 2 Slot Setting
PCIE 4 Slot Setting
[Enabled]
[Gen 1]
[Gen 1]
[Gen 1]

 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
PCIE 1,2,4 Slot Setting
PCIE slot setting.
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USB Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
USB Configuration
EHCI 1
[Enabled]
EHCI 2
[Enabled]
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Ports Per-Port Disable Control
Port #0 Disable
Port #1 Disable
Port #2 Disable
Port #3 Disable
Port #4 Disable
Port #5 Disable
Port #8 Disable
Port #9 Disable
Port #10 Disable
Port #11 Disable
Port #12 Disable
Port #13 Disable
Control the USB EHCI
(USB 2.0) functions. One
EHCI controller must
always be enabled.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
EHCI Controller 1 and EHCI Controller 2
These fields are used to enable or disable Enhanced Host Controller Interface
(USB 2.0).
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control
Control each of the USB ports (0-13) disabling.
USB Port 0 to USB Port 13
Enables or disables the selected USB port.
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North Bridge
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
System Agent Bridge Name
System Agent RC Version
VT-d Capability
Ivy Bridge
1.5.0.0
Supported
Config Graphics Settings.
Graphics Configuration
NB PCIe Configuration
Memory Configuration
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Graphics Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
Graphics Configuration
IGFX VBIOS Version
IGfx Frequency
2137
850 MHz
Primary Display
Internal Graphics
DVMT Pre-Allocated
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
[Auto]
[Auto]
[64M]
[256M]
Select which of IGFX/
PEG/PCI graphics device
should be primary display
or select SG for switchable Gfx.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Internal Graphics
Keep IGD enabled based on the setup options.
DVMT Pre-Allocated
Select DVMT 5.0 Pre-Allocated (Fixed) Graphics Memory size used by the internal graphics device.
DVMT Total Gfx Memory
Select DVMT 5.0 Total Graphics Memory size used by the internal graphics
device.
NB PCIe Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
NB PCIe Configuration
PEG
PEG- Gen x
Not Present
[Gen1]
Enable PEG
[Enabled]
Configure PEG B0:D1:F0
Gen1-Gen3.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Enable PEG
To enable or disable the PEG.
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Memory Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
Memory Information
Memory RC Version
Memory Frequency
Total Memory
DIMM#0
DIMM#1
CAS Latency (tCL)
Minimum delay time
CAS to RAS (tRCDmin)
ROW Precharge (tRPmin)
Active to Precharge (tRASmin)
XMP Profile 1
XMP Profile 2
1.2.2.0
1333 Mhz
2048 MB (DDR3)
2048 MB (DDR3)
Not Present
9
9
9
24
Not Supported
Not Supported
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
ME Subsystem
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
Intel ME Subsystem Configuration
ME FW Version
8.0.4.1441
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
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Boot
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Main
Chipset
Boot
Boot Configuration
Setup Prompt Timeout
Bootup NumLock State
1
[On]
Quiet Boot
[Disabled]
CSM16 Module Version
07.69
Security
Save & Exit
Number of seconds to
wait for setup activation
key.
65535(0xFFFF) means
indefinite waiting.
Boot Option Priorities
CSM
parameters
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Setup Prompt Timeout
Selects the number of seconds to wait for the setup activation key.
65535(0xFFFF) denotes indefinite waiting.
Bootup NumLock State
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric keypad. By
default, the system boots up with NumLock on wherein the function of the
numeric keypad is the number keys. When set to Off, the function of the numeric keypad is the arrow keys.
Quiet Boot
Enables or disables the quiet boot function.
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CSM Parameters
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Boot
Launch CSM
Boot option filter
Launch PXE OpROM policy
Launch Storage OpROM policy
[Enabled]
[UEFI and Legacy]
[Do not launch]
[Legacy only]
Other PCI device ROM priority
[UEFI OpROM]
This option controls if
CSM will be launched.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Boot option filter
This option controls what devices system can boot to.
Launch PXE OpROM policy
Controls the execution of UEFI and Legacy PXE OpROM.
Launch Storage OpROM policy
Controls the execution of UEFI and Legacy Storage OpROM.
Other PCI device ROM priority
For PCI devices other than Network, Mass storage or video defines which
OpROM to launch.
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Security
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Password Description
If ONLY the Administrator’s password is set,
then this only limits access to Setup and is
only asked for when entering Setup.
If ONLY the User’s password is set, then this
is a power on password and must be entered to
boot or enter Setup. In Setup the User will
have Administrator rights.
The password lenth must be in
the following range:
Minimum lenth
3
Maximum lenth
20
Administrator Password
User Password
UEFI Secure Boot Management
Security
Save & Exit
Set Setup Administrator
Password
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Administrator Password
Sets the administrator password.
User Password
Sets the user password.
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Save & Exit
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
Security
Save & Exit
Reset the system after
saving the changes.
Resore Defaults
Boot Override
Launch EFI Shell from file system device
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.02.1205. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Save Changes and Reset
To save the changes, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box
will appear. Select Yes to reset the system after saving all changes made.
Discard Changes and Reset
To discard the changes, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box
will appear. Select Yes to reset the system setup without saving any changes.
Restore Defaults
To restore and load the optimized default values, select this field and then
press <Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to restore the default values of all the setup options.
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Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash utility, AFUDOS.
EXE. Please contact technical support or your sales representative for the files.
To execute the utility, type:
A:> AFUDOS BIOS_File_Name /b /p /n
then press <Enter>.
C:\AFU\AFUDOS>afudos filename /B /P /N
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|
AMI Firmware Update Utility(APTIO) v2.25
|
Copyright (C)2008 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved.
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Reading file ..............................
Erasing flash .............................
Writing flash .............................
Verifying flash ..........................
Erasing BootBlock ....................
Writing BootBlock ....................
Verifying BootBlock .................
C:\AFU\AFUDOS>
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done
done
done
done
done
done
done
|
|
Supported Software
4
Chapter 4 - Supported Software
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities and software
applications required to enhance the performance of the system board.
Insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Mainboard Utility CD)
will appear. If after inserting the CD, “Autorun” did not automatically start (which
is, the Mainboard Utility CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root
directory of the CD and double-click “Setup”.
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Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility is used for updating Windows® INF
files so that the Intel chipset can be recognized and configured properly in the
system.
To install the utility, click “Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility” on the main
menu.
1. Setup is now ready to install the utility. Click Next.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
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3. Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation
tips then click Next.
4. Setup is now installing the
driver. Click Next to continue.
5. Click “Yes, I want to restart
this computer now” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installation to take effect.
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0C
(for Windows XP only)
To install the utility, click “Microsoft DirectX 9.0C” on the main menu.
1. C l i c k “ I a c c e p t t h e
agreement” then click Next.
2. To start installation, click
Next.
3. Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to take
effect.
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Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(for Windows XP only)
Note:
Before installing Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, make sure you have updated your Windows XP operating system to Service Pack 3.
To install the driver, click “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5” on the main menu.
1. Read the license agreement
carefully.
Click “I have read and
accept the terms of the
License Agreement” then
click Install.
2. Setup is now installing the
driver.
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3. Click Exit.
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Intel Graphics Drivers (for Windows Vista)
To install the driver, click “Intel Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to install the graphics driver.
Click Next.
By default, the “Automatically run WinSAT and enable the Windows Aero
desktop theme” is enabled. With this enabled, after installing the graphics
driver and the system rebooted, the screen will turn blank for 1 to 2 minutes
(while WinSAT is running) before the Windows Vista desktop appears. The
“blank screen” period is the time Windows is testing the graphics performance.
We recommend that you
skip this process by disabling this function then
click Next.
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2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
3. Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation
tips then click Next.
4. Setup is currently installing
the driver. After installation
has completed, click Next.
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5. Click “Yes, I want to restart
this computer now” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installation to take effect.
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Intel Graphics Drivers (for Windows XP)
To install the driver, click “Intel Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the
graphics driver. Click Next.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
3. Go through the readme
document for more installation tips then click Next.
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4. Setup is currently installing
the driver. After installation
has completed, click Next.
5. Click “Yes, I want to restart
this computer now.” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installlation to take effect.
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Audio Drivers
To install the driver, click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to install the audio driver. Click
Next.
2. Follow the remainder of the
steps on the screen; clicking “Next” each time you
finish a step.
3. Click “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” then
click Finish.
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Restarting the system will
allow the new software installation to take effect.
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4
LAN Drivers
To install the driver, click “LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
2. Click “I accept the terms in
the license agreement” then
click “Next”.
3. Select the program featuers
you want installed then
click Next.
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4. Click Install to begin the
installation.
5. After completing installation, click Finish.
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Intel Management Engine Interface
To install the driver, click “Intel Management Engine Interface” on the main
menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
3. Go through the readme
document for more installation tips then click Next.
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4. Setup is currently installing
the driver. After installation
has completed, click Next.
5. After completing installation, click Finish.
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MyGuard Hardware Monitor
1. Locate for the MyGuard
folder in the provided disc.
2. In the MyGuard folder,
right-click on the “setup”
file.
3. Select Run As Administrator.
4. Double-click Setup.
Important:
Perform steps 1-3 only when
using Windows 7 or Windows
Vista.
5. Setup is ready to install the
utility. Click Next.
6. Click Install to begin installation.
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7. Setup is currently installing
the utility.
8. After completing installation, click Finish to exit
setup.
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F6 Floppy Configuration Utility
This is used to create a floppy driver diskette needed when you install Windows®
XP using the F6 installation method. This will allow you to install the operating
system onto a hard drive when in AHCI mode.
1. Insert a blank floppy diskette.
2. Locate for the drivers in the CD then copy them to the floppy diskette. The
CD includes drivers for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. The path to
the drivers are shown below.
32-bit
CD Drive:\AHCI_RAID\F6FLOPPY\f6flpy32
64-bit
CD Drive:\AHCI_RAID\F6FLOPPY\f6flpy64
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Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3
To install the reader, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3” on the main menu.
1. Click Next to install or click
Change Destination Folder
to select another folder.
2. Click Install to begin installation.
3. Click Finish to exit installation.
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Infineon TPM Driver and Tool (optional)
To install the driver, click “Infineon TPM driver and tool (option)” on the main
menu.
1. TPM requires installing the
Microsoft Visual C++ package prior to installing the
driver. Click Install.
2. The setup program is preparing to install the driver.
3. The setup program is ready
to install the driver. Click
Next.
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4. Click “I accept the terms in
the license agreement” and
then click “Next”.
5. Enter the necessary information and then click Next.
6. Select a setup type and
then click Next.
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7. Click Install.
8. The setup program is currently installing the driver.
9. Click Finish.
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10. Click Yes to restart the
system.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
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Chapter 5 - RAID
The system board allows configuring RAID on Serial ATA drives. It supports RAID
0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10.
RAID Levels
RAID 0 (Striped Disk Array without Fault Tolerance)
RAID 0 uses two new identical hard disk drives to read and write data in parallel,
interleaved stacks. Data is divided into stripes and each stripe is written alternately between two disk drives. This improves the I/O performance of the drives
at different channel; however it is not fault tolerant. A failed disk will result in
data loss in the disk array.
RAID 1 (Mirroring Disk Array with Fault Tolerance)
RAID 1 copies and maintains an identical image of the data from one drive to
the other drive. If a drive fails to function, the disk array management software
directs all applications to the other drive since it contains a complete copy of the
drive’s data. This enhances data protection and increases fault tolerance to the
entire system. Use two new drives or an existing drive and a new drive but the
size of the new drive must be the same or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 5
RAID 5 stripes data and parity information across hard drives. It is fault tolerant
and provides better hard drive performance and more storage capacity.
RAID 10 (Mirroring and Striping)
RAID 10 is a combination of data striping and data mirroring providing the benefits of both RAID 0 and RAID 1. Use four new drives or an existing drive and
three new drives for this configuration.
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Settings
To enable the RAID function, the following settings are required.
1. Connect the Serial ATA drives.
2. Configure Serial ATA in the AMI BIOS.
3. Configure RAID in the RAID BIOS.
4. Install the RAID driver during OS installation.
5. Install the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers.
Step 1: Connect the Serial ATA Drives
Refer to chapter 2 for details on connecting the Serial ATA drives.
Important:
1. Make sure you have installed the Serial ATA drives and connected the
data cables otherwise you won’t be able to enter the RAID BIOS utility.
2. Treat the cables with extreme caution especially while creating RAID.
A damaged cable will ruin the entire installation process and operating system. The system will not boot and you will lost all data in the
hard drives. Please give special attention to this warning because
there is no way of recovering back the data.
Step 2: Configure Serial ATA in the AMI BIOS
1. Power-on the system then press <Del> to enter the main menu of the AMI
BIOS.
2. Configure Serial ATA in the appropriate fields.
3. Save the changes in the Save & Exit menu.
4. Reboot the system.
Step 3: Configure RAID in the RAID BIOS
When the system powers-up and all drives have been detected, the Intel RAID
BIOS status message screen will appear. Press the <Ctrl> and <I> keys simultaneously to enter the utility. The utility allows you to build a RAID system on
Serial ATA drives.
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Step 4: Install the RAID Driver During OS Installation
The RAID driver must be installed during the Windows® XP or Windows® 2000 installation using the F6 installation method. This is required in order to install the
operating system onto a hard drive or RAID volume when in RAID mode or onto
a hard drive when in AHCI mode.
1. Start Windows Setup by booting from the installation CD.
2. Press <F6> when prompted in the status line with the ‘Press F6 if you need
to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver’ message.
3. Press <S> to “Specify Additional Device”.
4. At this point you will be prompted to insert a floppy disk containing the RAID
driver. Insert the RAID driver diskette.
5. Locate for the drive where you inserted the diskette then select RAID or AHCI
controller that corresponds to your BIOS setup. Press <Enter> to confirm.
You have successfully installed the driver. However you must continue installing
the OS. Leave the floppy disk in the floppy drive until the system reboots itself
because Windows setup will need to copy the files again from the floppy disk
to the Windows installation folders. After Windows setup has copied these files
again, remove the floppy diskette so that Windows setup can reboot as needed.
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Step 5: Install the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
The Intel Rapid Storage Drivers can be installed from within Windows. It allows
RAID volume management (create, delete, migrate) from within the operating
system. It will also display useful SATA device and RAID volume information. The
user interface, tray icon service and monitor service allow you to monitor the
current status of the RAID volume and/or SATA drives. It enables enhanced performance and power management for the storage subsystem.
1. Insert the provided CD into an optical drive.
2. Click “Intel Rapid Storage Technology for Raid/AHCI” on the main menu.
3. Setup is ready to install
the utility. Click Next.
4. Read the warning carefully
then click Next.
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5. Read the license agreement then click Yes.
6. Go through the readme
document to view system
requirements and installation information then click
Next.
7. Setup is currently installing
the driver. After installation
has completed, click Next.
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8. Click “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” then
click Finish.
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Chapter 6 - Intel AMT Settings
Overview
Intel Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) combines hardware and software solution to provide maximum system defense and protection to networked
systems.
The hardware and software information are stored in non-volatile memory. With
its built-in manageability and latest security applications, Intel® AMT provides the
following functions.
•
Discover
Allows remote access and management of networked systems even while PCs
are powered off; significantly reducing desk-side visits.
•
Repair
Remotely repair systems after OS failures. Alerting and event logging help
detect problems quickly to reduce downtime.
•
Protect
Intel AMT’s System Defense capability remotely updates all systems with the
latest security software. It protects the network from threats at the source
by proactively blocking incoming threats, reactively containing infected clients
before they impact the network, and proactively alerting when critical software agents are removed.
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Enable Intel® AMT in the AMI BIOS
1.
Power-on the system then press <Del> to enter the main menu of the AMI
BIOS.
2.
In the Advanced menu, select AMT Configuration.
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Main
Advanced
Chipset

ACPI Power Management

PC Health Status

Trusted Computing

CPU Configuration

SATA Configuration
Boot
Security
Configuration
Save & Exit
System ACPI parameters

Intel TXT(LT) Configuration

AMT Configuration

USB Configuration

F71879 Super IO Configuration

F81217 Second Super IO Configuration

JMB36x ATA Controller Configuration
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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3.
In the Advanced menu, select Enable in the AMT field.
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Advanced
Intel AMT
Un-Configure ME
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enable/ Disable Intel
(R) Active Management
Technology BIOS
Extension. Note: iAMT
H/W is always enabled.
This option just controls
the BIOS extension
execution. If enabled,
this requires addition
firmware in the SPI
device.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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In the Save & Exit menu, select Save Changes and Reset then select OK.
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
Security
Save & Exit
Reset the system after
saving the changes.
Save Options
Save Changes
Discard Changes
Restore Defaults
Save as User Defaults
Restore User Defaults
Boot Override
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Enable Intel ® AMT in the Intel ® Management
Engine BIOS Extension (MEBX) Screen
1.
When the system reboots, the following message will be displayed. Press
<Ctrl-P> as soon as the message is displayed; as this message will be displayed for only a few seconds.
American
Megatrends
Version 2. 14. 1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
BIOS Date: 02/17/2012 18:13:29 Ver: 1APTJ
Press <Ctrl+P> to enter MEBS setup menu
Press <Del> or <F2> to enter setup
2.
You will be prompted for a password. The default password is “admin”. Enter
the default password in the space provided under Intel(R) ME Password then
press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Main Menu
MEBx Login
> Intel (R) ME General Settings
> Intel (R) AMT Configuration
MEBx Exit
Intel (R) ME Password
[] = Move highlight
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[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
Intel AMT Settings
3.
6
Enter a new password in the space provided under Intel(R) ME New Password
then press Enter. The password must include:
•
•
•
•
•
8-32 characters
Strong 7-bit ASCII characters excluding : , and ” characters
At least one digit character (0, 1, ...9)
At least one 7-bit ASCII non alpha-numeric character, above 0x20, (e.g. !,
$, ;)
Both lower case and upper case characters
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Main Menu
MEBx Login
> Intel (R) ME General Settings
> Intel (R) AMT Configuration
MEBx Exit
Intel (R) ME Password
Intel (R) ME Password
[] = Move highlight
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
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4.
You will be asked to verify the password. Enter the same new password in
the space provided under Verify Password then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Main Menu
MEBx Login
> Intel (R) ME General Settings
> Intel (R) AMT Configuration
MEBx Exit
Verify Password
Intel (R) ME Password
[] = Move highlight
5.
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
Select Intel(R) ME General Settings then press Enter.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v8.0.0.0061/Intel(R) ME v8.0.4.1441
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Main Menu
> Intel (R) ME General Settings
> Intel (R) AMT Configuration
MEBx Exit
[] = Move highlight
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[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
Intel AMT Settings
6.
6
Select Change Intel(R) ME Password then press Enter.
You will be prompted for a password. The default password is “admin”. Enter
the default password in the space provided under Intel(R) ME New Password
then press Enter.
•
•
•
•
•
8-32 characters
Strong 7-bit ASCII characters excluding : , and ” characters
At least one digit character (0, 1, ...9)
At least one 7-bit ASCII non alpha-numeric character, above 0x20, (e.g. !,
$, ;)
Both lower case and upper case characters
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v8.0.0.0061/Intel(R) ME v8.0.4.1441
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) ME PLATFORM CONFIGURATION
> Change ME Password
Local FW Updtate
> Power Control
<Enabled>
Intel (R) ME New Password
[] = Move highlight
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
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7.
Select Local FW Update then press Enter. Select Enabled then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) ME PLATFORM CONFIGURATION
> Change ME Password
Local FW Updtate
> Power Control
<Enabled>
Disabled
Enabled
Password Protected
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
8.
[ESC]= Discard Changes
In the Intel(R) ME Platform Configuration menu, select Power Control
then press Enter.
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INTEL (R) ME PLATFORM CONFIGURATION
> Change ME Password
Local FW Updtate
> Power Control
<Enabled>
Intel (R) ME New Password
[] = Move highlight
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[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
Intel AMT Settings
9.
6
In the Intel(R) ME Power Control menu, select Intel(R) ME ON in Host
Sleep States then press Enter. Select an option then press Enter.
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INTEL (R) ME POWER CONTROL
Intel (R) ME ON in Host Sleep States
Idle Timeout
<Desktop: ON in S0>
1
Desktop: ON in S0
Desktop: ON in S0, ME Wake in S3, S4-5
[] = Move highlight [ENTER] = Select Entry [ESC]= Discard changes
10.
In the Intel(R) ME Power Control menu, select Idle Timeout then press
Enter. Enter the timeout value.
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INTEL (R) ME POWER CONTROL
Intel (R) ME ON in Host Sleep States
Idle Timeout
<Desttop ON in S0>
1
Timeout Value (1-65535)
1_
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
[ESC]= Discard Changes
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11.
Select Previous Menu until you return to the Main Menu. Select Intel(R)
AMT Configuration then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) AMT CONFIGURATION
Manageability Feature Selection
> SOL/ IDER/ KVM
> User Consent
Password Policy
> Network Setup
Activate Netwok Access
Unconfigure Network Access
> Remote Setup And Configuration
[] = Move highlight
12.
< Enabled>
<Anytime>
<Full Unprovision>
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
In the Intel(R) AMT Configuration menu, select Manageability Feature
Selection then press Enter. Select disabled then press Enter.
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INTEL (R) AMT CONFIGURATION
Manageability Feature Selection
> SOL/ IDER/ KVM
> User Consent
Password Policy
> Network Setup
Activate Netwok Access Disabled
Enabled
Unconfigure Network Access
> Remote Setup And Configuration
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
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< Enabled>
<Anytime>
<Full Unprovision>
[ESC]= Discard Changes
Intel AMT Settings
13.
6
In the Intel(R) AMT Configuration menu, select SOL/IDER/KVM then
press Enter.
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SOL/ IDER/ KVM
Username and password
SOL
IDER
KVM Feature Selection
Legacy Redirection Mode
< Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Disabled>
Menu for FW Redirection Configuration
[] = Move highlight
14.
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
In the SOL/IDER/KVM menu, select Username and Password then
press Enter. Select disabled then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
SOL/ IDER/ KVM
Username and password
SOL
IDER
KVM Feature Selection
Legacy Redirection Mode
< Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Disabled>
Disabled
Enabled
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
[ESC]= Discard Changes
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15.
In the SOL/IDER/KVM menu, select SOL then press Enter. Select disabled
then press Enter.
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SOL/ IDER/ KVM
Username and password
SOL
IDER
KVM Feature Selection
Legacy Redirection Mode
< Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Disabled>
Disabled
Enabled
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
16.
[ESC]= Discard Changes
In the SOL/IDER/KVM menu, select IDER then press Enter. Select disabled then press Enter.
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SOL/ IDER/ KVM
Username and password
SOL
IDER
KVM Feature Selection
Legacy Redirection Mode
< Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Disabled>
Disabled
Enabled
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
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[ESC]= Discard Changes
Intel AMT Settings
17.
6
In the SOL/IDER/KVM menu, select KVM then press Enter. Select disabled then press Enter.
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SOL/ IDER/ KVM
Username and password
SOL
IDER
KVM Feature Selection
Legacy Redirection Mode
< Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Disabled>
Disabled
Enabled
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
18.
[ESC]= Discard Changes
In the SOL/IDER/KVM menu, select Legacy Redirection Mode then
press Enter.
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SOL/ IDER/ KVM
Username and password
SOL
IDER
KVM Feature Selection
Legacy Redirection Mode
< Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Disabled>
Menu for FW Redirection Configuration
[] = Move highlight
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
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19.
Select Enabled then press Enter.
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SOL/ IDER/ KVM
Username and password
SOL
IDER
KVM Feature Selection
Legacy Redirection Mode
< Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Disabled>
Disabled
Enabled
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
20.
[ESC]= Discard Changes
Select Previous Menu until you return to the Intel(R) AMT Configuration
menu. Select User Consent then press Enter.
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USER CONSENT
User Opt-in
Opt-in Configuration from Remote IT
< KVM>
< Enabled>
Configure when user consent should be required.
[] = Move highlight
122
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
Intel AMT Settings
21.
6
In the User Consent Configuration menu, select User Opt-in then press
Enter. Select None then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
USER CONSENT
User Opt-in
Opt-in Configuration from Remote IT
< KVM>
< Enabled>
NONE
KVM
ALL
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
22.
[ESC]= Discard Changes
In the User Consent Configuration menu, select Opt-in Configurable
from Remote IT then press Enter. Select Disable Remote Control of
KVM Opt-in Policy then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
USER CONSENT
User Opt-in
Opt-in Configuration from Remote IT
< KVM>
< Enabled>
Disabled
Enabled
[ENTER] = Access
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
[ESC]= Discard Changes
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23.
Select Previous Menu until you return to the Intel(R) AMT Configuration
menu. Select Password Policy then press Enter.
You may choose to use a password only during setup and configuration or
to use a password anytime the system is being accessed.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) AMT CONFIGURATION
Manageability Feature Selection
< Enabled>
> SOL/ IDER/ KVM
> User Consent
<Anytime>
Password Policy
> Network Setup
Activate Netwok Access
Unconfigure Network
Access
<Full Unprovision>
Default
Password Only
> Remote Setup AndDuring
Configuration
Step And Configuration
Anytime
[ENTER] = Select Entry
24.
[ESC]= Exit
In the Intel(R) AMT Configuration menu, select Network Setup then
press Enter.
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INTEL (R) AMT CONFIGURATION
Manageability Feature Selection
> SOL/ IDER/ KVM
> User Consent
Password Policy
> Network Setup
Activate Netwok Access
Unconfigure Network Access
> Remote Setup And Configuration
[] = Move highlight
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< Enabled>
<Anytime>
<Full Unprovision>
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
Intel AMT Settings
25.
6
In the Intel(R) Network Setup menu, select Intel(R) ME Network
Name Settings then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) ME NETWORK SETUP
> Intel (R) ME Network Name Settings
> TCP/ IP Settings
[] = Move highlight
26.
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
In the Intel(R) ME Network Name Settings menu, select Host Name
then press Enter. Enter the computer’s host name then press Enter.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v8.0.0.0061/Intel(R) ME v8.0.4.1441
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) ME NETWORK NAME SETTINGS
Host Name
Domain Name
Shared/ Dedicated FQDN
Dynamic DNS Update
_
_
<Shared>
<Disabled>
Computer Host Name
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
[ESC]= Discard Changes
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27.
Select Domain Name then press Enter. Enter the computer’s domain name
then press Enter.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v8.0.0.0061/Intel(R) ME v8.0.4.1441
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) ME NETWORK NAME SETTINGS
Host Name
Domain Name
Shared/ Dedicated FQDN
Dynamic DNS Update
_
_
<Shared>
<Disabled>
Computer Domain Name
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
28.
[ESC]= Discard Changes
Select Shared/Dedicated FQDN then press Enter. Select Shared or Dedicated then press Enter.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v8.0.0.0061/Intel(R) ME v8.0.4.1441
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) ME NETWORK NAME SETTINGS
Host Name
Domain Name
Shared/ Dedicated FQDN
Dynamic DNS Update
_
_
<Shared>
<Disabled>
Dedicated
shared
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
126
[ESC]= Discard Changes
Intel AMT Settings
29.
6
Select Dynamic DNS Update then press Enter. Select Enabled or Disabled
then press Enter.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v8.0.0.0061/Intel(R) ME v8.0.4.1441
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) ME NETWORK NAME SETTINGS
Host Name
Domain Name
Shared/ Dedicated FQDN
Dynamic DNS Update
_
_
<Shared>
<Disabled>
Disabled
Enabled
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
30.
[ESC]= Discard Changes
Select Previous Menu until you return to the Intel(R) ME Network Setup
menu. Select TCP/IP Settings then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
TCP/ IP SETTINGS
> Wired LAN IPV4 Configuration
[] = Move highlight
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
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31.
In the TCP/IP Settings menu, select Wired LAN IPV4 Configuration
then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
WIRED LAN IPV4 CONFIGURATION
DHCP Mode
<Enabled>
Disabled
Enabled
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
32.
[ESC]= Discard Changes
Select Previous Menu until you return to the Intel(R) AMT Configuration
menu. Select Activate Network Access then press Enter. Type Y then
press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) AMT CONFIGURATION
< Enabled>
Manageability Feature Selection
> SOL/ IDER/ KVM
> User Consent
Password Policy
<Anytime>
> Network Setup
Activate Netwok Access
Unconfigure Network Access
<Full Unprovision>
Activiates the current network settings
> Remote Setup And Configuration
and opens the ME netwotk interface
Continue: (Y/N)
[] = Move highlight
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[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
Intel AMT Settings
33.
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In the Intel(R) AMT Configuration menu, select Unconfigure Network
Access then press Enter. Type Y then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) AMT CONFIGURATION
Manageability Feature Selection
> SOL/ IDER/ KVM
> User Consent
Password Policy
> Network Setup
Activate Netwok Access
Unconfigure Network Access
> Remote Setup And Configuration
< Enabled>
<Anytime>
<Full Unprovision>
Full Unprovision
Partial Unprovision
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
34.
[ESC]= Discard Changes
In the Intel(R) AMT Configuration menu, select Remote Setup And
Configuration then press Enter.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v8.0.0.0061/Intel(R) ME v8.0.4.1441
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) AMT CONFIGURATION
Manageability Feature Selection
> SOL/ IDER/ KVM
> User Consent
Password Policy
> Network Setup
Activate Netwok Access
Unconfigure Network Access
> Remote Setup And Configuration
[] = Move highlight
< Enabled>
<Anytime>
<Full Unprovision>
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
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35.
In the Intel(R) Automated Setup And Configuration menu, select Current Provisioning Mode then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) AUTOMATED SETUP AND CONFIGURATION
Current Provisioning Mode
Provisioning Record
Provisioning Server IPV4/IPV6
_
Provisioning Server FQDN
_
> RCFG
> TLS PSK
Provisioning Mode:PKI
> TLS PKI
[] = Move highlight
36.
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
In the Intel(R) Automated Setup And Configuration menu, select Provisioning Record then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) AUTOMATED SETUP AND CONFIGURATION
Current Provisioning Mode
Provisioning Record
Provisioning Server IPV4/IPV6
_
Provisioning Server FQDN
_
> RCFG
> TLS PSK
Provision Record is not present
> TLS PKI
[ESC] = Exit
[] = Move highlight
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[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
Intel AMT Settings
37.
6
Select Previous Menu until you return to the Intel(R) Automated Setup
And Configuration menu. Select Provisioning Server IPV4/IPV6 then
press Enter. Type server address then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) AUTOMATED SETUP AND CONFIGURATION
Current Provisioning Mode
Provisioning Record
Provisioning Server IPV4/IPV6
_
Provisioning Server FQDN
_
> RCFG
> TLS PSK
Provisioning server address
> TLS PKI
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
38.
[ESC]= Discard Changes
In the Intel(R) Automated Setup And Configuration menu, select
Provisioning Server FQDN then press Enter. Type FQDN of provisioning
server then press Enter.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v8.0.0.0061/Intel(R) ME v8.0.4.1441
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) AUTOMATED SETUP AND CONFIGURATION
Current Provisioning Mode
Provisioning Record
Provisioning Server IPV4/IPV6
_
_
Provisioning Server FQDN
> RCFG
> TLS PSK
Enter FQDN of provisioning server
> TLS PKI
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
[ESC]= Discard Changes
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39.
In the Intel(R) Remote Configuration menu, select Start Configuration
then press Enter. Type Y then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) REMOTE CONFIGURATION
Start Configuration
This will activate Remote Configuration.
Continue: (Y/N)
[ESC] = Exit
[] = Move highlight
40.
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
In the Intel(R) Automated Setup And Configuration menu, select TLS
PSK then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) TLS PSK CONFIGURATION
Set PID and PPS **
Delete PID and PPS **
_
Enter PID (e.g. ABCD-1234)
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
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[ESC]= Exit
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41.
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In the Intel(R) Remote Configuration menu, select Set PID and PPS
** then press Enter. Type PID code then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) TLS PSK CONFIGURATION
Set PID and PPS **
Delete PID and PPS **
_
Enter PID (e.g. ABCD-1234)
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
42.
[ESC]= Exit
In the Intel(R) Remote Configuration menu, select Delete PID and
PPS ** then press Enter. Type Y then press Enter.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v8.0.0.0061/Intel(R) ME v8.0.4.1441
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) AUTOMATED SETUP AND CONFIGURATION
Set PID and PPS **
Delete PID and PPS **
CAUTION:
This will delete the PID and PPS entries.
Continue: (Y/N)
[] = Move highlight
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
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43.
Select Previous Menu until you return to the Intel(R) Automated Setup
And Configuration menu. Select TLS PKI then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) AUTOMATED SETUP AND CONFIGURATION
Current Provisioning Mode
Provisioning Record
Provisioning Server IPV4/IPV6
Provisioning Server FQDN
> RCFG
> TLS PSK
> TLS PKI
[] = Move highlight
44.
_
_
[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
In the Intel(R) Remote Configuration menu, select Remote Configuration ** then press Enter. Select Disabled then press Enter.
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Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) REMOTE CONFIGURATION
Remote Configuration **
PKI DNS Suffix
> Manage Hashes
<Enabled>
_
Disabled
Enabled
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
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[ESC]= Discard Changes
Intel AMT Settings
45.
6
In the Intel(R) Remote Configuration menu, select PKI DNS Suffix
then press Enter. Type PKI DNS Suffix then press Enter.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v8.0.0.0061/Intel(R) ME v8.0.4.1441
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) REMOTE CONFIGURATION
Remote Configuration **
PKI DNS Suffix
> Manage Hashes
<Enabled>
_
Enter PKI DNS Suffix
<ENTER> = Complete Entry
46.
[ESC]= Discard Changes
In the Intel(R) Remote Configuration menu, select Manage Hashes
then press Enter.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v8.0.0.0061/Intel(R) ME v8.0.4.1441
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
INTEL (R) REMOTE CONFIGURATION
Hash Name
Active
Default
Algorithm
VeriSign Class 3
Active: [*]
Default: [*]
SHA1
VeriSign Class 3
Active: [*]
Default: [*]
SHA1
Go Daddy Class 2
Active: [*]
Default: [*]
SHA1
Comodo AAA CA
Active: [*]
Default: [*]
SHA1
Starfield Class 2
Active: [*]
Default: [*]
SHA1
VeriSign Class 3
Active: [*]
Default: [*]
SHA1
VeriSign Class 3
Active: [*]
Default: [*]
SHA1
VeriSign Class 3
Active: [*]
Default: [*]
SHA1
GTE CyberTrust G1
Active: [*]
Default: [*]
SHA1
Baltimore Cyber Tr
Active: [*]
Default: [*]
SHA1
Cyber Trust Global
Active: [*]
Default: [*]
SHA1
Verizon Global Ro
Active: [*]
Default: [*]
SHA1
Entrust. net CA (2
Active: [*]
Default: [*]
SHA1
[Ins]= Add New ash
[] =Move highlight
[Delete] = Delete Hash
[ENTER] = View Hash
[+] = Activate Hash
[Esc]= Exit
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47.
Select Previous Menu until you return to the Main Menu. Select Exit then
press Enter. Type Y then press Enter.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v8.0.0.0061/Intel(R) ME v8.0.4.1441
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Main Menu
> Intel (R) ME General Settings
> Intel (R) AMT Configuration
MEBx Exit
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N)
Exit
[] = Move highlight
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[ENTER] = Select Entry
[ESC]= Exit
NLITE and AHCI Installation Guide
A
Appendix A - NLITE and AHCI Installation Guide
nLite
nLite is an application program that allows you to customize your XP installation
disc by integrating the RAID/AHCI drivers into the disc. By using nLite, the F6
function key usually required during installation is no longer needed.
Note:
The installation steps below are based on nLite version 1.4.9. Installation procedures may slightly vary if you’re using another version of the
program.
1.
Download the program from nLite’s offical website.
http://www.nliteos.com/download.html
2.
Install nLite.
Important:
Due to it’s coding with Visual.Net, you may need to first install .NET
Framework prior to installing nLite.
3.
Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files from Intel’s website. The drivers
you choose will depend on the operating system and chipset used by your
computer.
The downloaded driver files
should include iaahci.cat,
iaAHCI.inf, iastor.cat, iaStor.
inf, IaStor.sys, license.txt
and TXTSETUP.OEM.
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4.
Insert the XP installation
disc into an optical drive.
5.
Launch nLite. The Welcome
screen will appear. Click
Next.
6.
Click Next to temporarily
save the Windows installation files to the designated
default folder.
If you want to save them
in another folder, click
Browse, select the folder
and then click Next.
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7.
Click Next.
8.
In the Task Selection dialog box, click Drivers and
Bootable ISO. Click Next.
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9.
10.
Click Insert and then select Multiple driver folder
to select the drivers you
will integrate. Click Next.
Select only the drivers
appropriate for the Windows version that you are
using and then click OK.
Integrating 64-bit drivers into 32-bit Windows
or vice versa will cause
file load errors and failed
installation.
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11.
If you are uncertain of
the southbridge chip used
on your motherboard,
select all RAID/AHCI controllers and then click
OK.
12.
Click Next.
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13.
The program is currently
integrating the drivers
and applying changes to
the installation.
14.
When the program is finished applying the changes, click Next.
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15.
To create an image, select the Create Image
mode under the General
section and then click
Next.
16.
Or you can choose to
burn it directly to a disc
by selecting the Direct
Burn mode under the
General section.
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Select the optical device
and all other necessary
settings and then click
Next.
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17.
You have finished customizing the Windows
XP installation disc. Click
Finish.
Enter the BIOS utility to
configure the SATA controller to RAID/AHCI. You
can now install Windows
XP.
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AHCI
The installation steps below will guide you in configuring your SATA drive to AHCI
mode.
1.
Enter the BIOS utility and configure the SATA controller to IDE mode.
2.
Install Windows XP but do not press F6.
3.
Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files supported by the motherboard
chipset from Intel’s website.
Transfer the downloaded
driver files to C:\AHCI.
4.
Open Device Manager and
right click on one of the
Intel Serial ATA Storage
Controllers, then select
Update Driver.
If the controller you selected did not work, try
selecting another one.
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5.
In the Hardware Update
Wizard dialog box, select
“No, not this time” then
click Next.
6.
Select “Install from a list
or specific location (Advanced)” and then click
Next.
7.
Select “Don’t search. I
will choose the driver
to install” and then click
Next.
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Click “Have Disk”.
9.
Select C:\AHCI\iaAHCI.inf
and then click Open.
10.
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Select the appropriate
AHCI Controller of your
hardware device and then
click Next.
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11.
A warning message appeared because the selected SATA controller did
not match your hardware
device.
Ignore the warning and
click Yes to proceed.
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12.
Click Finish.
13.
The system’s settings
have been changed. Windows XP requires that
you restart the computer.
Click Yes.
14.
Enter the BIOS utility and
modify the SATA controller from IDE to AHCI. By
doing so, Windows will
work normally with the
SATA controller that is in
AHCI mode.
Watchdog Timer
B
Appendix B - Watchdog Sample Code
;Software programming example:
;--------------------------------------------;(1) Enter Super IO Configuration mode
;--------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,87H
OUT
DX,AL
OUT
DX,AL
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------;(2) Configuration Logical Device 7, register CRF5/CRF6 (WDT Control /WDT
timer)
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,07H
;Ready to Program Logical Device
OUT
DX,AL
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,07H
DX,AL
;Select Logical Device 7
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2EH
AL, F6H
DX,AL
;Select watchdog timer register
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,10H
DX,AL
;Set watchdog timer value
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2EH
AL, F5H
DX,AL
;Select watchdog Control Register
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,61H
DX,AL
;Set Watchdog Control Value
;---------------------------------------------------------------;(1) Exit extended function mode
;---------------------------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,AAH
OUT
DX,AL
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System Error Message
Appendix C - System Error Message
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to correct something,
either a beep code will sound or a message will be displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the message, PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or
DEL TO ENTER SETUP, will be shown in the information box at the bottom. Enter
Setup to correct the error.
Error Messages
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the BIOS detects an
error during the POST. This list indicates the error messages for all Awards BIOSes:
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
Important
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of
used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has become corrupt. This error may have been caused by a weak battery. Check the battery and
replace if necessary.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The display switch on the motherboard can be set to either monochrome or color.
This indicates the switch is set to a different setting than indicated in Setup.
Determine which setting is correct, either turn off the system and change the
jumper or enter Setup and change the VIDEO selection.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
Floppy type mismatch.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
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Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
HDD initialization error.
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Sector Verify failed.
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller is pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
correctly
Manufacturing POST loop
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the keyboard controller is pull
low. This is also used for the M/B burn in test at the factory.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
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Troubleshooting
Appendix D - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Checklist
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems that you may
encounter with your personal computer. To efficiently troubleshoot your system,
treat each problem individually. This is to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the
problem in case a problem has multiple causes.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter problems while
using your system are listed below.
1.
The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
2.
All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
3.
The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are connected is working. Test the outlet by plugging in a lamp or other electrical device.
4.
The monitor is turned on.
5.
The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted properly.
6.
All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
7.
Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system and is set
up correctly.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
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1.
Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2.
Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly attached to the
monitor and the other end is plugged into a working AC outlet. If necessary,
try another outlet.
3.
Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the monitor and the
system’s display adapter.
4.
Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s brightness control knob.
Troubleshooting
D
The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1.
The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical sync.
2.
Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that may be creating
a magnetic field around the display.
3.
Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
1.
If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor may need
to be turned off. Fluorescent lights adjacent to the monitor may also cause
screen wavering.
Power Supply
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
1.
Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live outlet and the
other end properly plugged into the back of the system.
2.
Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is set for the
correct type of voltage you are using.
3.
The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord and install a
new one if necessary.
Floppy Drive
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1.
The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette and try again.
2.
The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not write-protected.
3.
You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path statement to make
sure you are writing to the targeted drive.
4.
There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another diskette with adequate storage space.
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Hard Drive
Hard disk failure.
1.
Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has been entered in
the BIOS.
2.
If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the bootable
(first) hard drive is configured as Master and the second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard drive must have an active/bootable partition.
Excessively long formatting period.
If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to format, it is likely a
cable connection problem. However, if your hard drive has a large capacity, it will
take a longer time to format.
Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is outputting garbled characters.
1.
Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that the device is
on-line.
2.
Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on the rear of the
computer.
3.
Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a serial port
that is working and configured correctly. If the serial device does not work,
either the cable or the serial device has a problem. If the serial device works,
the problem may be due to the onboard I/O or the address setting.
4.
Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
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1.
Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2.
Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and that no keys are
pressed during the booting process.
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System Board
1.
Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion slot. If the
add-in card is loose, power off the system, re-install the card and power up
the system.
2.
Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are properly set.
3.
Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the memory sockets.
4.
Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
5.
If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface and seat all
socketed components. Gently press each component into the socket.
6.
If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and load the BIOS
defaults.
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