P965 Neo Series
MS-7235 (V1.X) Mainboard
G52-72351X1
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Revision History
Revision
Revision History
Date
V1.0
First release
July 2006
Technical Support
If a problem arises with your system and no solution can be obtained from the user’s
manual, please contact your place of purchase or local distributor. Alternatively,
please try the following help resources for further guidance.
Visit the MSI website for FAQ, technical guide, BIOS updates, driver updates,
and other information: http://www.msi.com.tw/program/service/faq/
faq/esc_faq_list.php
Contact our technical staff at: http://support.msi.com.tw
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Safety Instructions
1.
Always read the safety instructions carefully.
2.
Keep this User’s Manual for future reference.
3.
Keep this equipment away from humidity.
4.
Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
5.
The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the equipment from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
6.
Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 110/220V before connecting the equipment to the power inlet.
7.
Place the power cord such a way that people can not step on it. Do not place
anything over the power cord.
8.
Always Unplug the Power Cord before inserting any add-on card or module.
9.
All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
10. Never pour any liquid into the opening that could damage or cause electrical
shock.
11. If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by a service
personnel:
†
†
†
†
The power cord or plug is damaged.
Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
The equipment has not work well or you can not get it work according to
User’s Manual.
† The equipment has dropped and damaged.
† The equipment has obvious sign of breakage.
12. DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT UNCONDITIONED, STORAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 600 C (1400F), IT MAY DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT.
CAUT ION: Danger of expl os i on if bat ter y i s i nc orrec tl y r epl ac ed.
Replac e only with the same or equivalent type rec ommended by the
manufacturer.
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FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
T h is eq uip men t h as been
tested and found to c omply
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 in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, 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 measures listed
below.
† Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
† Increase the separation between the equipment and 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/television 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.
Notice 2
Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to
comply with the emission limits.
VOIR LA NOTICE D’INSTALLATION AVANT DE RACCORDER AU RESEAU.
Micro-Star International
MS-7235
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement
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CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Getting started ..................................................................................... 1-1
Mainboard Specifications ................................................................................... 1-2
Mainboard Layout ................................................................................................ 1-4
Packing Checklist ................................................................................................. 1-4
MSI Special Feature ............................................................................................ 1-6
Quick Components Guide .................................................................................... 2-2
Chapter 2 Hardware Setup ................................................................................... 2-1
CPU (Central Processing Unit) ............................................................................ 2-2
Introduction to LGA 775 CPU ...................................................................... 2-3
CPU & Cooler Installation ............................................................................. 2-4
Dual Channel Memory Population Rules .................................................... 2-7
Memory ................................................................................................................. 2-7
Installing DDRII Modules ............................................................................... 2-8
Power Supply ...................................................................................................... 2-8
ATX 24-Pin Power Connector: ATX1 ......................................................... 2-9
ATX 12V Power Connector: PWRCONN1 ................................................. 2-9
Back Panel .......................................................................................................... 2-10
Connectors ........................................................................................................ 2-12
Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1 .......................................................... 2-12
Hard Disk Connector: IDE1 ........................................................................ 2-12
Serial ATAII Connectors: SATA1/3/4/67 ................................................... 2-13
Fan Power Connectors: CPU_FAN1, SYS_FAN1 ................................... 2-14
Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: JCI1 .............................................. 2-14
CD-In Connector: JCD1 ............................................................................. 2-15
Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1 ...................................................... 2-15
Front Panel Connectors: JFP1/JFP2 ........................................................ 2-16
Front USB Connectors: JUSB1, JUSB2, JUSB3 ...................................... 2-17
IrDA Infrared Module Header: JIR1 ........................................................... 2-18
SPI Debugging Pin Header: JSPI1 ............................................................. 2-18
Serial Port Connector: JCOM1 .................................................................. 2-18
Jumpers .............................................................................................................. 2-19
Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1 ..................................................................... 2-19
Slots .................................................................................................................... 2-20
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Express Slots ...................... 2-20
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slots ...................................... 2-20
PCI Interrupt Request Routing ................................................................... 2-21
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Chapter 3 BIOS Setup ............................................................................................. 3-1
Entering Setup ..................................................................................................... 3-2
The Main Menu ..................................................................................................... 3-4
Standard CMOS Features ................................................................................... 3-6
Advanced BIOS Features ................................................................................... 3-8
Advanced Chipset Features ............................................................................ 3-10
Integrated Peripherals ....................................................................................... 3-13
Power Management Setup ............................................................................... 3-14
PNP/PCI Configurations ..................................................................................... 3-19
H/W Monitor ........................................................................................................ 3-20
Cell Menu ............................................................................................................ 3-23
Load Optimized Defaults ................................................................................... 3-26
BIOS Setting Password ..................................................................................... 3-26
Appendix A Realtek ALC883 Audio .................................................................... A-1
Installing the Realtek HD Audio Driver ................................................................ A-2
Software Configuration ...................................................................................... A-4
Sound Effect ................................................................................................ A-5
Mixer ............................................................................................................. A-8
Audio I/O ..................................................................................................... A-12
Microphone ................................................................................................ A-16
3D Audio Demo ........................................................................................... A-17
Information .................................................................................................. A-18
Hardware Setup ................................................................................................ A-18
Apendix B JM icron RAID Introduction ............................................................... B-1
RAID - Redundant Array of Independent Disks ......................................... B-2
RAID 0 (Striping) .......................................................................................... B-2
RAID 1 (Mirroring) ........................................................................................ B-2
JBOD (Concatenate) .................................................................................... B-2
Introduction .......................................................................................................... B-2
Creating and Deleting RAID sets with BIOS Utility ............................................. B-3
Creating RAID set ................................................................................................ B-4
Deleting RAID set ................................................................................................. B-7
Revert HDD to non-RAID .............................................................................. B-8
Install Driver in W indows XP / 2000 ........................................................... B-9
Installing the RAID Driver (For bootable RAID array) ........................................ B-9
Viewing RAID Array Configurations ................................................................ B-10
JMicron Raid Configurer .................................................................................... B-10
Creating RAID ..................................................................................................... B-11
Deleting RAID ..................................................................................................... B-11
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Getting Started
Chapter 1
Getting Started
Thank you for choosing the P965 Neo Series (MS-7235
v1.X) ATX mainboard. The P965 Neo Series mainboards
are based on Intel® P965 & ICH8 chipsets for optimal
system efficiency. Designed to fit the advanced Intel®
Pentium 4, Pentium D, CoreTM 2 series processors,
the P965 Neo Series deliver a high performance and
professional desktop platform solution.
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Mainboard Specifications
Processor Support
- Intel ® Pentium 4, Pentium D, CoreTM 2 series processors in
LGA775 package
(For the latest information about CPU, please visit http://www.msi.
com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/)pro_mbd_cpu_support.
php
Supported FSB
- 1066/ 800/ 533 MHz
Chipset
- North Bridge: Intel ® P965 chipset
- South Bridge: Intel ® ICH8 chipset
M emory Support
- P965 supports 8GB at maximum.
- Supports DDRII 800/667/533 SDRAM
- 1GB DDRII 800 SDRAM memory module is not supported
- 4 DIMMs DDRII(240pin / 1.8V)
For the updated supporting memory modules, please visit http://www.
msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/m bd/pro_mbd_trp_list.php
LAN
- Supports PCI LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8110SC
Audio
- Chip integrated by Realtek® AL883
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
IDE
- 1 IDE port by JMicron JMB361
- Supports Ultra DMA 66/100/133 mode
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation mode
SATA
-
4 SATA II ports by ICH8
1 SATA II port by JMicron JMB361
Supports 5 SATA II devices
Supports storage and data transfers at up to 300MB/s
Floppy
- 1 floppy port
- Supports 1 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes
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Connectors
Back Panel
- 1 PS/2 mouse port
- 1 PS/2 keyboard port
- 1 serial port (COM1)
- 1 parallel port supporting SPP/EPP/ECP mode
- 4 USB 2.0 ports
- 1 LAN jack (10/100/1000)
- 6 flexible audio jacks
On-Board Pinheaders
- 1 IrDA pinheader
- 1 front audio pinheader
- 1 serial port pinheader
- 3 USB 2.0 pinheaders
Slots
- 1 PCI Express x16 slot
- 2 PCI Express x1 slots
- 3 PCI slots
- Support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface
Form Factor
- ATX (30.5cm X 22.0cm)
M ounting
- 6 mounting holes
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Mainboard Layout
Top : m ouse
Bo ttom : key boar d
Top :
Pa ra llel P ort
C P U_ F AN 1
P W R C O N N1
Bo tto m:
C om Port
US B por ts
T: LAN ja ck
B : U SB ports
Intel
P965
T: Line-In
M: Line-Out
B: Mic
T:RS-Out
M:CS -Out
B:SS-Out
DIMM4
ID E 1
DIMM3
N B _ FA N1
DIMM2
DIMM1
AT X 1
RTL8110S C
J CD 1
PCI_E1
ALC883
J S P I1
PCI_E1
J IR 1
JU S B 1
J US B 2
J US B 3
SY S _ FA N 1
J F P1
J FP2
P965 Neo Series (MS-7235 v1.X) ATX Mainboard
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S ATA 1
SATA 7
BATT
+
F DD1
SATA 4
JBAT1
PCI 2
PCI 3
JC I 1 J CO M 1
JMicron
JMB361
Intel
ICH8
S ATA 3
Winbond
W83627EHG
PCI_E2
PCI 1
S ATA 6
J A UD 1
Getting Started
Packing Checklist
MSI motherboard
Power Cable
MSI Driver/Utility CD
SATA Cable
Standard Cable for
IDE Devices
Back IO Shield
User’s Guide
* The pictures are for reference only. Your packing contents may vary
depending on the model you purchased.
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MSI Special Feature
The Core Center is a new utility you can find in the CD-ROM disk. The utility is just like
your PC doctor that can detect, view and adjust the PC hardware and system status
during real time operation. In the left side it shows the current system status, including the Vcore, 3.3V, +5V and 12V. In the right side it shows the current PC hardware
status such as the CPU & system temperatures and all fans speeds.
W hen you click the red triangles in the left and right sides, two sub-menus will open
for users to adjust the thresholds of system to send out the warning messages.
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Left-wing: Current system status
In the left sub-menu, you can configure the settings of FSB, Vcore, Memory Voltage
and AGP Voltage by clicking the radio button next to each item and make it available
(the radio button will be lighted as yellow when selected), use the “+” and “-” buttons
to adjust, then click “OK” to apply the changes. Then you can click “Save” to save
the values you just configured.
Also you may click “Auto” to start testing the maximum CPU overclocking value. The
CPU FSB will automatically increase the testing value until the PC reboots. Or you may
click “Default” to restore the default values.
Right-wing: PC hardware status during real time operation
In the right sub-menu, here you can configure the PC hardware status such as CPU
& system temperatures and fan speeds. You may use the scroll bars to adjust each
item, then click “OK” to apply the changes. The values you set for the temperatures
are the maximum thresholds for the system for warnings, and the value for fan
speeds are the minimum thresholds.
Important
Items shown on Core Center vary depending on your system status.
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Chapter 2
Hardware Setup
This chapter provides you with the information about
hardware setup procedures. While doing the installation,
be careful in holding the components and follow the
installation procedures. For some components, if you
install in the wrong orientation, the components will not
work properly.
Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer
c om ponen ts . S tatic elec tric ity m ay damage the
components.
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Quick Components Guide
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CPU (Central Processing Unit)
This mainboard supports Intel® Pentium 4, Pentium D, CoreTM 2 processor in LGA 775
package. W hen you are installing the CPU, make sure to install the cooler to
prevent overheating. If you do not have the CPU cooler, contact your dealer to
purchase and install them before turning on the computer.
For the latest information about CPU, please visit http://www.msi.com.tw/program/
products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_cpu_support.php.
Important
1. Overheating will seriously damage the CPU and system. Always make
sure the cooling fan can work properly to protect the CPU from overheating.
2. Make sure that you apply an even layer of heat sink paste (or thermal tape)
between the CPU and the heatsink to enhance heat dissipation.
3. While replacing the CPU, always turn off the ATX power supply or unplug
the power supply’s power cord from the grounded outlet first to ensure the
safety of CPU.
Introduction to LGA 775 CPU
The pin-pad side of LGA 775
CPU.
Alignment Key
Yellow triangle is the Pin 1 indicator
The surface of LGA 775 CPU.
Remember to apply some silicone
heat transfer compound on it for
better heat dispersion.
Alignment Key
Yellow triangle is the Pin 1 indicator
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CPU & Cooler Installation
W hen you are installing the CPU, make sure the CPU has a cooler attached on the top to prevent overheating. If you do not have the cooler, contact
your dealer to purchase and install them before turning on the computer. Meanwhile,
do not forget to apply some silicon heat transfer compound on CPU before installing
the heat sink/cooler fan for better heat dispersion.
Follow the steps below to install the CPU & cooler correctly. W rong installation
will cause the damage of your CPU & mainboard.
1. The CPU has a plastic cap on it to
protect the contact from damage.
Before you install the CPU, always
cover it to protect the socket pin.
2. Remove the cap from lever hinge
side (as the arrow shows).
3. The pins of socket reveal.
4. Open the load lever.
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Important
1. Confirm if your CPU cooler is firmly installed before turning on your system.
2. Do not touch the CPU socket pins to avoid damaging.
3. The availability of the CPU land side cover depends on your CPU packing.
5. Lift the load lever up and open the
load plate.
6. After confirming the CPU direction
for correct mating, put down the
CPU in the socket housing frame.
Be sure to grasp on the edge of
the CPU base. Note that the alignment keys are matched.
alignment
key
7. Visually ins pect if the CPU is
seated well into the socket. If not,
take out the CPU with pure vertical
motion and reinstall.
8. Cover the load plate onto the
package.
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9. Press down the load lever lightly
onto the load plate, and then secure the lever with the hook under
retention tab.
10. Align the holes on the mainboard
with the heatsink. Push down the
c ooler u nti l i ts f ou r c lip s g et
wedged int o t he holes of t he
mainboard.
11. Press the four hooks down to fasten the cooler. Then rotate the locking switch (refer to the correct direction marked on it) to lock the
hooks.
12. Turn over the mainboard to confirm that the clip-ends are correctly inserted.
locking
switch
Important
1. Check the information in PC Health Status of H/W M onitor in BIOS
(Chapter 3) for the CPU temperature.
2. Whenever CPU is not installed, always protect your CPU socket pin with the
plastic cap covered (shown in Figure 1) to avoid damaging.
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Memory
The mainboard provides four 240-pin non-ECC DDRII 800*/667/533 DIMM slots and
supports up to 8GB system memory.
For more information on compatible components, please visit http://www.msi.com.tw/
program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_trp_list.php.
Important
1GB DDRII 800 SDRAM memory module is not supported.
DDRII
240-pin, 1.8V
64x2=128 pin
56x2=112 pin
Single-Channel: All DIMMs in GREEN
Dual-Channel: Channel A in GREEN; Channel B in ORANGE
Dual Channel Memory Population Rules
1
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
2
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
3
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
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Installing DDRII Modules
1. The memory module has only one notch on the center and will only fit in the right
orientation.
2. Insert the memory module vertically into the DIMM slot. Then push it in until the
golden finger on the memory module is deeply inserted in the DIMM slot.
Important
You can barely see the golden finger if the module is properly inserted in the
DIMM slot.
3. The plastic clip at each side of the DIMM slot will automatically close.
Volt
Notch
Important
- DDRII modules are not interchangeable with DDR and the DDRII standard is
not backwards compatible. You should always install DDRII memory modules in the DDRII DIMM slots and DDR memory modules in the DDR DIMM
slots.
- In dual-channel mode, make sure that you install memory modules of the
same type and density in different channel DDR DIMM slots.
- To enable successful system boot-up, always insert the memory modules
into the DIM M1 first.
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Power Supply
ATX 24-Pin Power Connector: ATX1
This connector allows you to connect an ATX 24-pin power supply.
To connect the ATX 24-pin power supply, make sure the plug of the
power supply is inserted in the proper orientation and the pins are
aligned. Then push down the power supply firmly into the connector.
You may use the 20-pin ATX power supply as you like. If you’d like
to use the 20-pin ATX power supply, please plug your power supply along with pin 1 & pin 13 (refer to the image at the right hand).
There is also a foolproof design on pin 11, 12, 23 & 24 to avoid
wrong installation.
pin 13
pin 12
Pin Definition
13
1
ATX1
24
12
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
+3.3V
13
+3.3V
2
3
+3.3V
GND
14
15
-12V
GND
4
5
+5V
GND
16
17
PS-ON#
GND
6
7
+5V
GND
18
19
GND
GND
8
9
PWR OK
5VSB
20
21
Res
+5V
10
11
+12V
+12V
22
23
+5V
+5V
12
NC
24
GND
ATX 12V Power Connector: PWRCONN1
This 12V power connector is used to provide power to the CPU.
Pin Definition
PWRCONN1
2
1
4
3
PIN
SIGNAL
1
2
GND
GND
3
4
12V
12V
Important
1. Maker sure that all the connectors are connected to proper ATX power supplies to ensure stable operation of the mainboard.
2. Power supply of 350 watts (and above) is highly recommended for system
stability.
3. ATX 12V power connection should be greater than 18A.
4. For this model, you must use a power supply that comes with a -5V pin supply.
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Back Panel
M ou se
Keyboard
RS-Out
L-In
L-Out CS-Out
Parallel Port
LAN
USB Ports
Serial Port
Mic
SS-Out
M ouse/Keyboard Connector
The standard PS/2® mouse/keyboard DIN connector is for a PS/2® mouse/keyboard.
Parallel Port Connector
A parallel port is a standard printer port that supports Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP)
and Extended Capabilities Parallel Port (ECP) mode.
Serial Port Connector
The serial port is a 16550A high speed communications port that sends/ receives 16
bytes FIFOs. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial devices directly to the
connector.
USB Connectors
The OHCI (Open Host Controller Interface) Universal Serial Bus root is for attaching
USB devices such as keyboard, mouse, or other USB-compatible devices.
LAN (RJ-45) Jack
The standard RJ-45 jack is for connection
to single Local Area Network (LAN). You
can connect a network cable to it.
LED
Color
LED State
Off
Left
Orange
On (steady state)
Activity Indicator
Link Indicator
Condition
LAN link is not established.
LAN link is established.
On (brighter & pulsing) The computer is communicating with another computer on the LAN.
Green
Right
Orange
Off
10 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
On
100 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
On
1000 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
Audio Port Connectors
These audio connectors are used for audio devices. You can differentiate the color
of the audio jacks for different audio sound effects.
Blue audio jack - Line In / Side-Surround Out in 7.1 channel mode, is used
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for external CD player, tapeplayer or other audio devices.
Green audio jack - Line Out, is a connector for speakers or headphones.
Pink audio jack - Mic In, is a connector for microphones.
Black audio jack - Rear-Surround Out in 5.1/ 7.1 channel mode.
Orange audio jack - Center/ Subwoofer Out in 5.1/ 7.1 channel mode.
Gray audio jack - Side-Surround Out in 7.1 channel mode.
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Connectors
Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1
This standard FDD connector supports 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M floppy
disk types.
FDD1
Hard Disk Connector: IDE1
The mainboard provides a one-channel Ultra ATA 133 bus Master IDE controller that
supports PIO mode 0~4, Bus Master, and Ultra DMA 66/100/133 function. You can
connect hard disk drives, CD-ROM drives and other IDE devices.
IDE1
IDE1 (Primary IDE Connector)
IDE1 can connect a Master and a Slave drive. You must configure the second
hard drive to Slave mode by setting the jumper accordingly.
Important
If you install two hard disks on cable, you must configure the second drive to
Slave mode by setting its jumper. Refer to the hard disk documentation
supplied by hard disk vendors for jumper setting instructions.
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Serial ATAII Connectors: SATA1/3/4/6/7
SATA1/3/4/6/7 are high-speed Serial ATAII interface ports. Each supports 2nd generation serial ATA data rates of 300MB/s and is fully compliant with Serial ATA 2.0
specifications. Each Serial ATAII connector can connect to 1 hard disk device.
1
SATA1
7
SATA1/3/4/6/7 Pin Definition
1
SATA4
SATA3
7
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
GND
2
RXN
3
5
RXP
TXN
4
6
GND
TXP
7
GND
1
SATA6
SATA7
7
Serial ATA cable
Take out the dust cover
and connect to the hard
disk devices
Connect to SATAII Ports
Important
Please do not fold the Serial ATA cable into 90-degree angle. Otherwise,
data loss may occur during transmission.
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Fan Power Connectors: CPU_FAN1, NB_FAN1, SYS_FAN1
The fan power connectors support system cooling fan with +12V. W hen connecting
the wire to the connectors, always take note that the red wire is the positive and
should be connected to the +12V, the black wire is Ground and should be connected
to GND. If the mainboard has a System Hardware Monitor chipset on-board, you must
use a specially designed fan with speed sensor to take advantage of the CPU fan
control.
CONTROL
SENSOR
+1 2V
GND
SENSOR
+1 2V
GND
SENSOR
+1 2V
GND
NB_FAN1
SYS_FAN1
CPU_FAN1
Important
1. Please refer to the recommended CPU fans at Intel® official website or
consult the vendors for proper CPU cooling fan.
2. CPU_FAN1 supports fan control. You can install Core Center utility that
will automatically control the CPU fan speed according to the actual CPU
temperature.
Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: JCI1
This connector connects to a 2-pin chassis switch. If the chassis is opened, the
switch will be short. The system will record this status and show a warning message on the screen. To clear the warning, you must enter the BIOS utility and clear the
record.
JCI1
GND
CINTRU
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CD-In Connector: JCD1
This connector is provided for CD-ROM audio.
JCD1
R
GND
L
Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1
The JAUD1 front panel audio connector allows you to connect the front panel audio
and is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.
2
1
10
9
JAUD1
JAUD1 Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
PORT 1L
Analog Port 1 - Left channel
2
3
GND
PORT 1R
Ground
Analog Port 1 - Right channel
4
PRESENCE#
Active low signal - signals BIOS that a High Definition Audio
dongle is connected to the analog header. PRESENCE# = 0
5
PORT 2R
when a High Definition Audio dongle is connected.
Analog Port 2 - Right channel
6
7
SENSE1_RETIRN
SENSE_SEND
Jack detection return from front panel JACK1
Jack detection sense line from the High Definition Audio CODEC
8
KEY
jack detection resistor network
ConnectorKey
9
10
PORT 2L
SENSE2_RETIRN
Analog Port 2 - Left channel
Jack detection return from front panel JACK2
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Front Panel Connectors: JFP1/JFP2
The mainboard provides two front panel connectors for electrical connection to the
front panel switches and LEDs. The JFP1 is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O
Connectivity Design Guide.
Power Power
LED
Switch
+ -
JFP1
2
1
Speaker
+
+ 10
9
JFP2
2
1
+ - - +
HDD Reset
LED Switch
8
7
Power
LED
JFP1 Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
HD_LED +
Hard disk LED pull-up
2
3
FP PWR/SLP
HD_LED -
MSG LED pull-up
Hard disk active LED
4
5
FP PWR/SLP
RST_SW -
MSG LED pull-up
Reset Switch low reference pull-down to GND
6
7
PWR_SW +
RST_SW +
Power Switch high reference pull-up
Reset Switch high reference pull-up
8
9
PWR_SW RSVD_DNU
Power Switch low reference pull-down to GND
Reserved. Do not use.
JFP2 Pin Definition
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PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
GND
Ground
2
3
SPKSLED
SpeakerSuspend LED
4
5
BUZ+
PLED
Buzzer+
Power LED
6
7
BUZNC
BuzzerNo connection
8
SPK+
Speaker+
Hardware Setup
Front USB Connectors: JUSB1, JUSB2, JUSB3
The mainboard provides three USB 2.0 pinheaders (optional USB 2.0 bracket available)
that are compliant with Intel® I/O Connectivity Design Guide. USB 2.0 technology
increases data transfer rate up to a maximum throughput of 480Mbps, which is 40
times faster than USB 1.1, and is ideal for connecting high-speed USB interface
peripherals such as USB HDD, digital cameras, M P3 players, printers, modems and the like.
JUSB1/2/3
2
1
10
9
Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
VCC
2
VCC
3
USB0-
4
USB1-
5
USB0+
6
USB1+
7
GND
8
GND
9
Key (no pin)
10
USBOC
Connected to USB connector
USB 2.0 Bracket
(Optional)
Important
Note that the pins of VCC and GND must be connected correctly to avoid
possible damage.
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IrDA Infrared Module Header: JIR1
The connector allows you to connect to IrDA Infrared module. You must configure the
setting through the BIOS setup to use the IR function. JIR1 is compliant with Intel®
Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.
Pin Definition
JIR1
6
5
2
1
Pin
Signal
1
IRRX
2
3
IRTX
GND
4
5
VCC5
NC
6
NC
SPI Debugging Pin Header: JSPI1
The pin header is for internal debugging only.
1
2
9
10
JSPI1
Serial Port Connector: JCOM1
The mainboard provides one 9-pin header as serial port COM1. The port is a 16550A
high speed communication port that sends/receives 16 bytes FIFOs. You can attach
a serial mouse or other serial devices directly to it.
Pin Definition
PIN
JCOM1
2
1
2-18
9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
DCD
SIN
SOUT
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
Data Carry Detect
Serial In or Receive Data
Serial Out or Transmit Data
Data Terminal Ready
Ground
Data Set Ready
Request To Send
Clear To Send
Ring Indicate
Hardware Setup
Jumpers
Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1
There is a CMOS RAM onboard that has a power supply from external battery to keep
the data of system configuration. With the CMOS RAM, the system can automatically
boot OS every time it is turned on. If you want to clear the system configuration, set
the JCMOS1 (Clear CMOS Jumper ) to clear data.
1
1
3
3
1
JBAT1
Keep Data
Clear Data
Important
You can clear CMOS by shorting 2-3 pin while the system is off. Then return
to 1-2 pin position. Avoid clearing the CMOS while the system is on; it will
damage the mainboard.
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Slots
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Express Slots
PCI Express architecture provides a high performance I/O infrastructure for Desktop
Platforms with transfer rates starting at 2.5 Giga transfers per second over a PCI
Express x1 lane for Gigabit Ethernet, TV Tuners, 1394 controllers, and general purpose I/O. Also, desktop platforms with PCI Express Architecture will be designed to
deliver highest performance in video, graphics, multimedia and other sophisticated
applications. Moreover, PCI Express architecture provides a high performance graphics
infrastructure for Desktop Platforms doubling the capability of existing AGP 8x designs with transfer rates of 4.0 GB/s over a PCI Express x16 lane for graphics
controllers, while PCI Express x1 supports transfer rate of 250 MB/s.
PCI Express x16 Slot
PCI Express x1 Slot
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slots
The PCI slots support LAN cards, SCSI cards, USB cards, and other add-on cards
that comply with PCI specifications. At 32 bits and 33 MHz, it yields a throughput rate
of 133 MBps.
32-bit PCI Slot
Important
When adding or removing expansion cards, make sure that you unplug the
power supply first. Meanwhile, read the documentation for the expansion card
to configure any necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion
card, such as jumpers, switches or BIOS configuration.
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PCI Interrupt Request Routing
The IRQ, acronym of interrupt request line and pronounced I-R-Q, are hardware lines
over which devices can send interrupt signals to the microprocessor. The PCI IRQ
pins are typically connected to the PCI bus pins as follows:
PCI Slot 1
Order 1
Order 2
Order 3
Order 4
INT B#
INT C#
INT D#
INT A#
PCI Slot 2
INT C#
INT D#
INT A#
INT B#
PCI Slot 3
INT D#
INT A#
INT B#
INT C#
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Chapter 3
BIOS Setup
This chapter provides information on the BIOS Setup
program and allows you to configure the system for
optimum use.
You may need to run the Setup program when:
² An error message appears on the screen during the
system booting up, and requests you to run SETUP.
² You want to change the default settings for customized features.
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Entering Setup
Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self Test) process.
W hen the message below appears on the screen, press <DEL> key to enter Setup.
Press DEL to enter SETUP
If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter Setup,
restart the system by turning it OFF and On or pressing the RESET button. You may
also restart the system by simultaneously pressing <Ctrl>, <Alt>, and <Delete> keys.
Important
1. The items under each BIOS category described in this chapter are under
continuous update for better system performance. Therefore, the description may be slightly different from the latest BIOS and should be held for
reference only.
2. Upon boot-up, the 1st line appearing after the memory count is the BIOS
version. It is usually in the format:
W7235IMS V1.0 031505 where:
1st digit refers to BIOS maker as A = AMI, W = AWARD, and P =
PHOENIX.
2nd - 5th digit refers to the model number.
6th digit refers to the chipset as I = Intel, N = nVidia, and V = VIA.
7th - 8th digit refers to the customer as MS = all standard customers.
V1.0 refers to the BIOS version.
031505 refers to the date this BIOS was released.
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Control Keys
< ↑>
Move to the previous item
< ↓>
Move to the next item
< ←>
Move to the item in the left hand
< →>
Move to the item in the right hand
<Enter>
Select the item
<Esc>
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a
submenu
<+/PU>
Increase the numeric value or make changes
<-/PD>
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
<F10>
Save all the CMOS changes and exit
Getting Help
After entering the Setup menu, the first menu you will see is the Main Menu.
M ain M enu
The main menu lists the setup functions you can make changes to. You can use the
arrow keys ( ↑↓ ) to select the item. The on-line description of the highlighted setup
function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Sub-M enu
If you find a right pointer symbol (as shown in
the right view) appears to the left of certain
fields that means a sub-menu can be launched
from this field. A sub-menu contains additional
options for a field parameter. You can use arrow keys ( ↑↓ ) to highlight the field and
press <Enter> to call up the sub-menu. Then you can use the control keys to enter
values and move from field to field within a sub-menu. If you want to return to the
main menu, just press the <Esc >.
General Help <F1>
The BIOS setup program provides a General Help screen. You can call up this screen
from any menu by simply pressing <F1>. The Help screen lists the appropriate keys
to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item. Press <Esc> to exit the
Help screen.
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The Main Menu
Standard CM OS Features
Use this menu for basic system configurations, such as time, date etc.
Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to setup the items of AWARD ® special enhanced features.
Advanced Chipset Features
Use this menu to change the values in the chipset registers and optimize your system’s
performance.
Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to specify your settings for integrated peripherals.
Power M anagement Features
Use this menu to specify your settings for power management.
PCI/PNP Resource Management
This entry appears if your system supports PnP/PCI.
H/W M onitor
This entry shows your PC health status.
Cell M enu
Use this menu to specify your settings for CPU/AGP frequency/voltage control and
overclocking.
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Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Use this menu to load the default values set by the mainboard manufacturer.
Load Optimized Defaults
Use this menu to load the default values set by the mainboard manufacturer specifically for optimal performance of the mainboard.
BIOS Setting Password
Use this menu to set the password for BIOS.
Save & Exit Setup
Save changes to CMOS and exit setup.
Exit Without Saving
Abandon all changes and exit setup.
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Standard CMOS Features
The items in Standard CMOS Features Menu includes some basic setup items. Use
the arrow keys to highlight the item and then use the <+> or <-> keys to select the
value you want in each item.
Date (mm:dd:yy)
This allows you to set the system to the date that you want (usually the current date).
The format is <day> <month> <date> <year>.
day
Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, determined by BIOS. Read only.
mon th The month from Jan. through Dec.
date
The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric function keys.
year
The year can be adjusted by users.
T ime (hh:mm:ss)
This allows you to set the system time that you want (usually the current time). The
time format is <hour> <minute> <second>.
IDE Primary/Secondary/Third/Fourth Master/Slave
Press <+> or <-> to select the hard disk drive type. The specification of hard disk
drive will show up on the right hand according to your selection. Press <Enter> for
the sub-menu of each item:
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press Enter to auto-detect the HDD on this channel. If detection is successful, it
fills the remaining fields on this menu.
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IDE Primary/Secondary M aster/Slave
Selecting “manual” lets you set the remaining fields on this screen. Selects the
type of fixed disk. “User Type” will let you select the number of cylinders, heads,
etc.
Access M ode
Choose the access mode forthis hard disk
Halt On
The setting determines whether the system will stop if an error is detected at boot.
Available options are:
[No Errors]
The system doesn’t stop for any detected error.
[All, But Keyboard]
The system doesn’t stop for a keyboard error.
**System Information**
CPU Type and memory status of your system (read only).
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Advanced BIOS Features
CPU Feature
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu:
Set Limit CPUID MaxVal to 3
[enabled] The processor will limit the maximum CPUID input value to 03h when
queried, even if the processor supports a higher CPUID input value.
[disabled] The processor will return the actual maximum CPUID input value of
the processor when queried.
C1E Support
This item allows you to enable/disable the C1E power management feature which
can also drop clock speed and voltage on the processor.
Execute Bit Support
Execute Bit capability is a robust hardware feature, detectable using the CPUID
instruction, that protects against malicious software executing code on IA-32
systems.
Intel(R) Speedstep(tm) Technology
The Intel SpeedStep technology allows you to set the performance level of the
microprocessor whether the computer is running on battery or AC power. This
field will appear after you installed the CPU which support speedstep technology.
Virtualization Technology (Only for the CPU with dual core)
Virtualization Technology will allow a platform to run multiple operating systems
and applications in independent partitions. W ith virtualization, one computer system can function as multiple irtual?systems. W ith enhancements to Intel various
platforms, Intel Virtualization Technology can improve the robustness and performance of today software-only solutions.
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Important
Available settings for “1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device” vary depending
on the bootable devices you have installed.
Boot Sequence
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu:
1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device
The items allow you to set the sequence of boot devices where BIOS attempts to
load the disk operating system.
Boot from Other Device
Setting the option to [YES] allows the system to try to boot from other device if the
system fails to boot from the 1st/2nd/3rd boot device.
Quick Booting
Setting the item to [Enabled] allows the system to boot within 5 seconds since it will
skip some check items.
Boot Up Num-Lock LED
This setting is to set the Num Lock status when the system is powered on. Setting to
[On] will turn on the Num Lock key when the system is powered on. Setting to [Off]
will allow users to use the arrow keys on the numeric keypad.
IOAPIC Function
This field is used to enable or disable the APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt
Controller). Due to compliance with PC2001 design guide, the system is able to run in
APIC mode. Enabling APIC mode will expand available IRQ resources for the system.
M PS Table Version
This field allows you to select which MPS (Multi-Processor Specification) version to
be used for the operating system. You need to select the MPS version supported by
your operating system. To find out which version to use, consult the vendor of your
operating system.
Boot to OS/2
This allows you to run the OS/2® operating system with DRAM larger than 64MB.
W hen you choose [No], you cannot run the OS/2® operating system with DRAM larger
than 64MB. But it is possible if you choose [Yes].
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T Function
This allows you to activate the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis & Reporting
Technology) capability for the hard disks. S.M.A.R.T is a utility that monitors your disk
status to predict hard disk failure. This gives you an opportunity to move data from a
hard disk that is going to fail to a safe place before the hard disk becomes offline.
Full Screen LOGO Display
This item enables you to show the company logo on the bootup screen. Settings are:
[Enabled]
Shows a still image (logo) on the full screen at boot.
[Disabled]
Shows the POST messages at boot.
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Advanced Chipset Features
Important
Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset.
DRAM Timing
The value in this field depends on performance parameters of the installed memory
chips (DRAM). Do not change the value from the factory setting unless you install
new memory that has a different performance rating than the original DRAMs.
CAS# Latency (Tcl)
This controls the CAS latency, which determines the timing delay (in clock cycles)
before SDRAM starts a read command after receiving it. Smaller clocks increase
system performance while bigger clocks provide more stable system performance.
RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd)
W hen DRAM is refreshed, both rows and columns are addressed separately. This
setup item allows you to determine the timing of the transition from RAS (row address
strobe) to CAS (column address strobe). The less the clock cycles, the faster the
DRAM performance.
RAS Precharge Time (Trp)
W hen the DRAM Timing Control is set to [Manual], this field is adjustable. This
setting controls the number of cycles for Row Address Strobe (RAS) to be allowed
to precharge. If insufficient time is allowed for the RAS to accumulate its charge
before DRAM refresh, refresh may be incomplete and DRAM may fail to retain data.
This item applies only when synchronous DRAM is installed in the system.
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M in RAS# Active Time (Tras)
This setting determines the time RAS takes to read from and write to a memory cell.
M emory Hole
In order to improve performance, certain space in memory can be reserved for ISA
peripherals. This memory must be mapped into the memory space below 16MB. W hen
this area is reserved, it cannot be cached.
PEG Force X1
This BIOS feature allows you to convert a PCI Express X16 slot into a PCI Express X1
slot. W hen [Enabled], the PCI Express X16 slot will be forced to run in the PCI Express
X1 mode. W hen [Disabled], the PCI Express X16 slot will be allowed to run in its
normal PCI Express X16 mode.
If you have a PCI Express X16 graphics card installed in your system, you should
disable this BIOS feature. This allows for optimal performance of the card by ensuring maximum transfer rates between the graphics card and the motherboard.
But if you need to install a PCI Express X1 card into the PCI Express X16 slot, you
should enable this BIOS feature to ensure maximum compatibility.
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Integrated Peripherals
On-Chip ATA Devices
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu:
IDE HDD Block Mode
Block mode is also called block transfer, multiple commands, or multiple sector
read/write. If your IDE hard drive supports block mode (most new drives do),
select [Enabled] for automatic detection of the optimal number of block read/writes
per sector the drive can support.
PCI IDE BusMaster
This item allows you to enable/ disable the PCI IDE busmaster.
Primary/Secondary M aster/Slave PIO
The four IDE PIO (Programmed Input/Output) fields let you set a PIO mode (0-4) for
each of the four IDE devices that the onboard IDE interface supports. Modes 0
through 4 provide successively increased performance. In [Auto] mode, the system automatically determines the best mode for each device.
Primary/Secondary Master/Slave UDM A
Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 implementation is possible only if your IDE hard drive
supports it and the operating environment includes a DMA driver (W indows ME,
XP or a third-party IDE bus master driver). If your hard drive and your system
software both support Ultra DMA/33, Ultra DMA/66, Ultra DMA/100 and Ultra DMA/
133, select [Auto] to enable BIOS support.
On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
This item allows you to enable/ disable the secondary PCI IDE.
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IDE\RAID Control
This item is available for you to enable/disable the onboard IDE RAID function.
USB Controller
This setting is used to enable/disable the onboard USB host controller.
USB Keyboard Support
Select Enabled if your system contains a Universal Serial Bus (USB) controller and
you have a USB keyboard.
USB Mouse Support
Select [Enabled] if you need to use a USB-interfaced mouse in the operating system.
I/O Devices
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu:
COM Port 1
This item allows you to select Serial Port1 base addresses.
COM Port 2/IR
This item allows you to select Serial Port2 base addresses.
UART M ode Select
This setting allows you to specify the operation mode for serial port 2.
[Normal]
RS-232C Serial Port
[IrDA]
IrDA-compliant Serial Infrared Port
[ASKIR]
Amplitude Shift Keyed Infrared Port
RxD, TxD Active
This setting controls the receiving and transmitting speed of the IR peripheral in
use.
IR Transmission Delay
This setting determines whether the IR transmission rate will be delayed while
converting to receiving mode.
UR2 Duplex Mode
This setting controls the operating mode of IR transmission/reception. Under [Full]
Duplex mode, synchronous, bi-directional transmission/reception is allowed. Under [Half] Duplex mode, only asynchronous, bi-directional transmission/reception
is allowed.
Use IR Pins
Consult your IR peripheral documentation to select the correct setting of the TxD
and RxD signals.
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Parallel Port
There is a built-in parallel port on the on-board Super I/O chipset that provides
Standard, ECP, and EPP features.
Parallel Port M ode
[SPP]
Standard Parallel Port
[EPP]
Enhanced Parallel Port
[ECP]
Extended Capability Port
[ECP + EPP]
Extended Capability Port + Enhanced Parallel Port
To operate the onboard parallel port as Standard Parallel Port only, choose [SPP].
To operate the onboard parallel port in the EPP mode simultaneously, choose [EPP].
By choosing [ECP], the onboard parallel port will operate in ECP mode only. Choosing [ECP + EPP] will allow the onboard parallel port to support both the ECP and EPP
modes simultaneously.
EPP Version
Select EPP port type 1.7 or 1.9, as required by your parallel peripheral.
ECP DMA
The ECP mode has to use the DMA channel, so choose the onboard parallel port
with the ECP feature. After selecting it, the following message will appear: “ECP
Mode Use DMA.” At this time, the user can choose between DMA channel [3] or
[1].
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Power Management Setup
Important
S3-related functions described in this section are available only
when your BIOS supports S3 sleep mode.
ACPI Function
This item is to activate the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management
Interface) Function. If your operating system is ACPI-aware, such as Windows 98SE/
2000/ME/XP, select [Enabled]. Settings: [Enabled] and [Disabled].
ACPI Standby State
This item specifies the power saving modes for ACPI function. If your operating
system supports ACPI, such as W indows 98SE, W indows ME and W indows 2000,
you can choose to enter the Standby mode in S1 (POS) or S3 (STR) fashion through
the setting of this field. Options are:
[S1(POS)] The S1 sleep mode is a low power state. In this state, no system
context is lost (CPU or chipset) and hardware maintains all system context.
[S3(STR)] The S3 sleep mode is a lower power state where the information
of system configuration and open applications/files is saved to
main memory that remains powered while most other hardware
components turn off to save energy. The information stored in
memory will be used to restore the system when a “wake up”
event occurs.
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Re-Call VGA BIOS from S3
Selecting [Enabled] allows BIOS to call VGA BIOS to initialize the VGA card when
system wakes up (resumes) from S3 sleep state. The system resume time is shortened when you disable the function, but system will need an AGP driver to initialize
the VGA card. Therefore, if the AGP driver of the card does not support the initialization feature, the display may work abnormally or not function after resuming from S3.
Suspend Time Out (M inute)
If system activity is not detected for the length of time specified in this field, all
devices except CPU will be shut off.
Power Button Function
This feature allows users to configure the Power Button function. Settings are:
[Power Off]
The power button functions as a normal power-on/-off button.
[Suspend]
W hen you press the power button, the computer enters the
suspend/sleep mode, but if the button is pressed for more
than four seconds, the computer is turned off.
Wakeup Event Setup
Press <Enter> to enter sub-menu.
Resume By PCIE Device
The item specifies how the system will be awakened from power saving mode
when input signal of the PCI Express is detected
Resume By PCI Device
The item specifies how the system will be awakened from power saving mode
when input signal of the PCI is detected
Resume From S3 By USB Device
The item allows the activity of the USB device to wake up the system from S3
(Suspend to RAM) sleep state.
Resume by RTC Alarm
This is used to enable or disable the feature of booting up the system on a
scheduled time/date from the S3, S4, and S5 power off state.
Date (of M onth) Alarm
The field specifies the date for Resume by RTC Alarm.
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
The field specifies the time for Resume by RTC Alarm. Format is <hour><minute>
<second>.
Resume By PS/2 Keyboard
This setting only works Resume By PS/2 Keyboard is set to [Hot Key]. This
setting specifies how the system will be awakened from power saving mode
when input signal of the keyboard is detected.
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Resume By PS/2 Mouse
The item specifies how the system will be awakened from power saving mode
when input signal of the mouse is detected.
Restore on AC Power Loss
This setting specifies whether your system will reboot after a power failure or
interrupt occurs. Available settings are:
[Power Off]
Leaves the computer in the power off state.
[Power On]
Leaves the computer in the power on state.
[Last State]
Restores the system to the previous status before power failure or interrupt occurred.
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PNP/PCI Configurations
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system and PnP (Plug & Play) feature.
PCI, or Peripheral Component Interconnect, is a system which allows I/O devices to
operate at speeds nearing the speed the CPU itself uses when communicating with
its special components. This section covers some very technical items and it is
strongly recommended that only experienced users should make any changes to the
default settings.
Primary Graphics Adapter
This setting specifies which VGA card is your primary graphics adapter. Setting
options are:
[PCIEX]
The system initializes the installed PCI-EX16 VGA card first. If a PCIE VGA card is not available, it will initialize the PCI VGA card.
[PCI Slot]
The system initializes the installed PCI VGA card first. If a PCI VGA
card is not available, it will initialize the AGP card.
IRQ Resources Setup
Press <Enter> to enter the submenu:
IRQ 3/4/5/7/9/10/11/14/15
These items specify the bus where the specified IRQ line is used.
The settings determine if AMIBIOS should remove an IRQ from the pool of available
IRQs passed to devices that are configurable by the system BIOS. The available
IRQ pool is determined by reading the ESCD NVRAM. If more IRQs must be removed from the IRQ pool, the end user can use these settings to reserve the IRQ
by assigning an [Reserved] setting to it. Onboard I/O is configured by AMIBIOS. All
IRQs used by onboard I/O are configured as [Available]. If all IRQs are set to
[Reserved], and IRQ 14/15 are allocated to the onboard PCI IDE, IRQ 9 will still be
available for PCI and PnP devices.
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Important
IRQ (Interrupt Request) lines are system resources allocated to I/O devices.
When an I/O device needs to gain attention of the operating system, it signals
this by causing an IRQ to occur. After receiving the signal, when the operating
system is ready, the system will interrupt itself and perform the service required by the I/O device.
DM A Resources Setup
Press <Enter> and you will enter the sub-menu of the items.DMA Resources 0/1/3/5/
6/7 for setting determine if BIOS should remove a DMA from the available DMAs
passed to devices that are configurable by the system BIOS. The available DMA pool
is determined by reading the NVRAM. If more DMAs must be removed from the pool,
the end user can reserve the DMA.
PCI Slot1~3 IRQ Preference
These items specify the IRQ line for each PCI slot.
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H/W Monitor
This section shows the status of your CPU, fan, overall system status, etc. Monitor
function is available only if there is hardware monitoring mechanism onboard.
CPU Smart Fan Function
This item allows you to enable/disable the CPU smart fan function.
CPU Smart Fan Temperature
The mainboard provides the Smart Fan system which can control the fan speed
automatically depending on the current temperature to keep it with in a specific range.
CPU Temperature Tolerance
You can select a fan tolerance value here for the specific range for the “Smart CPU
Fan” item. If the current temperature of the fan reaches to the maximum threshold (the
temperatures set in the “Smart CPU Fan” plus the tolerance values you set here), the
fan will speed up for cooling down. On the contrary, if the current temperature
reaches to the minimum threshold (the set temperatures minus the tolerance value),
the fan will slow down to keep the temperature stable.
Chassis Intrusion
The field enables or disables the feature of recording the chassis intrusion status and
issuing a warning message if the chassis is once opened. To clear the warning
message, set the field to [Reset]. The setting of the field will automatically return to
[Enabled] later.
PC Health Status
Press <Enter> to enter the submenu:
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System/CPU Temperature, CPU Vcore, 3.3V, 5V, 5VSB, System/CPU Fan
Speed
These items display the current status of all of the monitored hardware devices/
components such as CPU voltages, temperatures and all fans’ speeds.
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Cell Menu
The items here includes some important settings of CPU and PCI functions.
Dynamic OverClocking
Dynamic Overclocking Technology is the automatic overclocking function, included in
the MSITM ’s newly developed CoreCellTM Technology. It is designed to detect the load
balance of CPU while running programs, and to adjust the best CPU frequency
automatically. W hen the motherboard detects CPU is running programs, it will speed
up CPU automatically to make the program run smoothly and faster. W hen the CPU is
temporarily suspending or staying in the low load balance, it will restore the default
settings instead. Usually the Dynamic Overclocking Technology will be powered only
when users' PC need to run huge amount of data like 3D games or the video process,
and the CPU frequency need to be boosted up to enhance the overall performance.
Setting options:
[Disabled] Disable Dynamic Overclocking.
[Private]
1st level of overclocking, increasing the CPU frequency by 1%.
[Sergeant] 2nd level of overclocking, increasing the CPU frequency by 3%.
[Captain] 3rd level of overclocking, increasing the CPU frequency by 5%.
[Colonel]
4th level of overclocking, increasing the CPU frequency by 7%.
[General] 5th level of overclocking, increasing the CPU frequency by 10%.
[Commander] 6th level of overclocking, increasing the CPU frequency by 15%.
Adjusted CPU Clock
Indicates the adjusted CPU clock
Adjusted DDR Memory Frequency
Indicates the adjusted DDR memory frequency
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Auto Disable PCI Clk
This item is used to auto disable the PCI slots. When set to [Enabled], the system will
remove (turn off) clocks from empty PCI slots to minimize the electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Spread Spectrum
W hen the motherboard’s clock generator pulses, the extreme values (spikes) of the
pulses creates EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). The Spread Spectrum function
reduces the EMI generated by modulating the pulses so that the spikes of the pulses
are reduced to flatter curves. If you do not have any EMI problem, leave the setting at
[Disabled] for optimal system stability and performance. But if you are plagued by EMI,
select the desired range for EMI reduction. Remember to disable Spread Spectrum
function if you are overclocking, because even a slight jitter can introduce a temporary boost in clock speed which may just cause your overclocked processor to lock
up.
M emory Voltage
Adjusting the memory voltage can increase the memory speed. Any changes made
to this setting may cause a stability issue, so changing the memory voltage for
long-term purpose is NOT recommended.
PCI Express Voltage
Adjusting the PCI Express voltage can increase the PCI-E speed. Any changes made
to this setting may cause a stability issue, so changing the PCI-E voltage for
long-term purpose is NOT recommended.
Adjust DDR Memory Frequency
This item allows you to select the DDR memory frequency (in MHz) and overclock the
processor by adjusting to a higher frequency.
Adjust CPU FSB Frequency
This item allows you to select the CPU Front Side Bus clock frequency (in MHz) and
overclock the processor by adjusting the FSB clock to a higher frequency.
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CPU and Memory Clock Overclocking
The Dynamic OverClocking / FSB & M emory Clock Ratio/ Adjust CPU Ratio/
CPU FSB Frequency are the items for you to overclock the CPU and the Memory.
Please refer to the descriptions of these fields for more information.
MSI Reminds You...
1. CPU Clock = FSB Frequency * Adjust CPU Ratio
2. Memory speed = FSB Frequency x Memory Ratio x Double Data
Rate
3. This motherboard supports overclocking greatly. However, please
make sure your peripherals and components are bearable for some
special settings. Any operation that exceeds product specification is
not recommended. Any risk or damge resulting from improper operation will not be under our product warranty.
To save your system from failed overclocking...
Reboot
1. Press the Power button to reboot the system three times. Please note that, to
avoid electric current to affect other devices or components, we suggest an
interval of more than 10 seconds among the reboot actions.
2. At the fourth reboot, BIOS will determine that the previous overclocking is failed
and restore the default settings automatically. Please press any key to boot the
system normally when the following message appears on screen.
W arning !!! The previous performance of overclocking is failed,
and the system is restored to the defaults setting.
Please press any key to continue...
Clear CM OS
- Please refer to “chapter 2” for more information about how to clear CMOS data.
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Load Optimized Defaults
The two options on the main menu allow users to restore all of the BIOS settings to
the default Fail-Safe or Optimized values. The Optimized Defaults are the default
values set by the mainboard manufacturer specifically for optimal performance of the
mainboard. The Fail-Safe Defaults are the default values set by the BIOS vendor for
stable system performance.
W hen you select Load Fail-Safe Defaults, a message as below appears:
Pressing Y loads the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal system
performance.
W hen you select Load Optimized Defaults, a message as below appears:
Pressing Y loads the default factory settings for optimal system performance.
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BIOS Setting Password
W hen you select this function, a message as below will appear on the screen:
Type the password, up to 6 characters in length, and press <Enter>. The password
typed now will replace any previously set password from CMOS memory. You will be
prompted to confirm the password. Retype the password and press <Enter>. You
may also press <Esc> to abort the selection and not enter a password.
To clear a set password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter the
password. A message will show up confirming the password will be disabled. Once
the password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup without
entering any password.
W hen a password has been set, you will be prompted to enter it every time you try to
enter Setup. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any part of your
system configuration.
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Appendix A
Realtek ALC883 Audio
The Realtek ALC883 provides 10-channel DAC that simultaneously supports 7.1 sound playback and 2 channels of independent s tereo s ound output (multiple
streaming) through the Front-Out-Left and Front-OutRight channels.
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Installing the Realtek HD Audio Driver
You need to install the driver for Realtek ALC883 codec to function properly before
you can get access to 2-, 4-, 6-, 8- channel or 7.1+2 channel audio operations.
Follow the procedures described below to install the drivers for different operating
systems.
Installation for Windows 2000/XP
For W indows ® 2000, you must install W indows ® 2000 Service Pack4 or later before
installing the driver. For Windows ® XP, you must install W indows ® XP Service Pack1
or later before installing the driver.
The following illustrations are based on W indows ® XP environment and could look
slightly different if you install the drivers in different operating systems.
1. Insert the application CD into the CD-ROM drive. The setup screen will automatically appear.
2. Click Realtek HD Audio Driver.
Click here
Important
software utility is under continuous update
The HD Audio Configuration
to enhance audio applications. Hence, the program screens shown here in
this section may be slightly different from the latest software utility and shall
be held for reference only.
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3. Click Next to install the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver.
Click here
4. Click Finish to restart the system.
S el ec t t hi s
option
Click here
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Software Configuration
After installing the audio driver, you are able to use the 2-, 4-, 6- or 8- channel audio
feature now. Click the audio icon
from the system tray at the lower-right corner of
the screen to activate the HD Audio Configuration. It is also available to enable the
audio driver by clicking the Realtek HD Audio M anager from the Control Panel.
Double click
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Sound Effect
Here you can select a sound effect you like from the Environment list.
Environment Simulation
You will be able to enjoy different sound experience by pulling down the arrow,
totally 23 kinds of sound effect will be shown for selection. Realtek HD Audio Sound
Manager also provides five popular settings “Stone Corridor”, “Bathroom”, “Sewer
pipe”, “Arena” and “Audio Corridor” for quick enjoyment.
You may choose the provided sound effects, and the equalizer will adjust automatically.
If you like, you may also load an equalizer setting or make an new equalizer setting to
save as an new one by using the “Load EQ Setting” and “Save Preset” button,
click “Reset EQ Setting” button to use the default value, or click “Delete EQ Setting” button to remove a preset EQ setting.
There are also other pre-set equalizer models for you to choose by clicking “Others”
under the Equalizer part.
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Equalizer Selection
Equalizer frees users from default settings; users may create their owned preferred
settings by utilizing this tool.
10 bands of equalizer, ranging from 100Hz to 16KHz.
Save
The settings are saved
permanently for future
use
Reset
10 bands of equalizer
would go back to the default setting
Enable / Disable
To disable, you can temporarily s top the sound
effect without losing the
settings
Lo ad
W henever you would like to
use preload settings, simply
click this, the whole list will
be shown for your selection.
Delete
To delete the pre-saved settings which are created from previous steps.
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Frequently Used Equalizer Setting
Realtek recognizes the needs that you might have. By leveraging our long experience
at audio field, Realtek HD Audio Sound Manager provides you certain optimized equalizer settings that are frequently used for your quick enjoyment.
[How to Use It]
Other than the buttons “Pop” “Live” “Club” & “Rock” shown on the page, to pull down
the arrow in “Others”, you will find more optimized settings available to you.
Karaoke M ode
Karaoke mode brings Karaoke fun back home. Simply using the music you usually
play, Karaoke mode can help you eliminate the vocal of the song or adjust the key to
accommodate your range.
1.Vocal Cancellation: Single click on “Voice Cancellation”, the vocal of the song would
be eliminated, while the background music is still in place, and you can be that
singer!
2.Key Adjustment: Using “Up / Down Arrow” to find a key which better fits your vocal
range.
Raise the key
Remov e the
human voice
Lower the key
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Mixer
In the Mixer part, you may adjust the volumes of the rear and front panels individually.
1. Adjust Volume
You can adjust the volume of the speakers that you pluged in front or rear panel by
select the Realtek HD Audio rear output or Realtek HD Audio front output
items.
Important
Before set up, please make sure the playback devices are well plugged in the
jacks on the rear or front panel. The Realtek HD Audio front output item
will appear after you pluging the speakers into the jacks on the front panel.
2. Multi-Stream Function
ALC883 supports an outstanding feature called Multi-Stream, which means you may
play different audio sources simultaneously and let them output respectively from the
indicated real panel or front panel. This feature is very helpful when 2 people are
using the same computer together for different purposes.
Click the
button and the Mixer ToolBox menu will appear. Then check the Enable
playback multi-streaming and click OK to save the setup.
Important
If you use AC97 front panel, the device have to be plugged into the jacks on
the panel before enable the multi-stream function.
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W hen you are playing the first audio source (for example: use W indows Media
Player to play DVD/VCD), the output will be played from the rear panel, which is the
default setting.
Then you must to select the Realtek HD Audio front output from the scroll list
first, and use a different program to play the second audio source (for example: use
Winamp to play MP3 files). You will find that the second audio source (MP3 music) will
come out from the Line-Out audio jack of Front Panel.
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3. Playback control
Playback device
Tool
Mute
This function is to let you freely decide which ports to
output the sound. And this is essential when multistreaming playback enabled.
- Realtek HD Audio Rear Output
- Realtek HD Audio Front Output
M u te
You may choose to mute single or multiple volume controls or to completely mute
sound output.
Tool
- Show the following volume controls
This is to let you freely decide which volume control items to be displayed.
- Advanced controls
- Enable playback multi-streaming
W ith this function, you will be able to have an audio chat with your friends via
headphone (stream 1 from front panel) while still have music (stream 2 from back
panel) in play. At any given period, you can have maximum 2 streams operating
simultaneously.
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4. Recording control
Tool
Mute
Recording device
-Back Line in/Mic, Front Lin in
-Realtek HD Audio Input
M u te
You may choose to mute single or multiple volume controls or to completely mute
sound input.
Tool
- Show the following volume controls
This is to let you freely decide which volume control items to be displayed.
- Enable recording multi-streaming
Important
ALC883 allows you to record the CD, Line, Mic and Stereo Mix channels
simultaneously, frees you from mixing efforts. At any given period, you may
choose 1 of the following 4 channels to record.
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Audio I/O
In this tab, you can easily configure your multi-channel audio function and speakers.
You can choose a desired multi-channel operation here.
a. Headphone for the common headphone
b. 2CH Speaker for Stereo-Speaker Output
c. 4CH Speaker for 4-Speaker Output
d. 6CH Speaker for 5.1-Speaker Output
e. 8CH Speaker for 7.1-Speaker Output
Speaker Configuration:
1. Plug the speakers in the corresponding jack.
2. Dialogue “connected device” will pop up for your selection. Please select the
device you have plugged in.
- If the device is being plugged into the correct jack, you will be able to find the icon
beside the jack changed to the one that is same as your device.
- If not correct, Realtek HD Audio Manager will guide you to plug the device into the
correct jack.
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Connector Settings
Click
to access connector settings.
Disable front panel jack detection (option)
Find no function on front panel jacks? Please check if front jacks on your system are
so-called AC’97 jacks. If so, please check this item to disable front panel jack detection.
M ute rear panel output when front headphone plugged in.
Enable auto popup dialogue, when device has been plugged in
Once this item checked, the dialog “Connected device” would not automatically pop
up when device plugged in.
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S/PDIF
Short for Sony/Philips Digital Interface, a standard audio file transfer format. S/PDIF
allows the transfer of digital audio signals from one device to another without having
to be converted first to an analog format. Maintaining the viability of a digital signal
prevents the quality of the signal from degrading when it is converted to analog.
Output Sampling Rate
44.1KHz: This is recommend while playing CD.
48KHz: This is recommended while playing DVD or Dolby.
96KHz: This is recommended while playing DVD-Audio.
192KHz: This is recommended while playing High quality Audio.
Output Source
Output digital audio source: The digital audio format (such as .wav, .mp3,.midi etc)
will come out through S/PDIF-Out.
S/PDIF-in to S/PDIF -out pass though mode: The data from S/PDIF-In can be realtime played from S/PDIF-Out.
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Test Speakers
You can select the speaker by clicking it to test its functionality. The one you select
will light up and make testing sound. If any speaker fails to make sound, then check
whether the cable is inserted firmly to the connector or replace the bad speakers
with good ones. Or you may click the auto test
button to test the sounds of
each speaker automatically.
Center
Front Left
Front Right
Side Right
Side Left
Rear Left
Subwoof er
Rear Right
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Microphone
In this tab you may set the function of the microphone. Select the Noise Suppression to remove the possible noise during recording, or select Acoustic Echo
Cancelltion to cancel the acoustic echo druing recording.
Acoustic Echo Cancelltion prevents playback sound from being recorded by microphone together with your sound. For example, you might have chance to use
VOIP function through Internet with your friends. The voice of your friend will come
out from speakers (playback). However, the voice of your friend might also be
recorded into your microphone then go back to your friend through Internet. In that
case, your friend will hear his /her own voic e again. W ith AEC(Ac oustic Echo
Cancellation) enabled at your side, your friend can enjoy the benefit with less echo.
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3D Audio Demo
In this tab you may adjust your 3D positional audio before playing 3D audio applications like gaming. You may also select different environment to choose the most
suitable environment you like.
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Information
In this tab it provides some information about this HD Audio Configuration utility,
including Audio Driver Version, DirectX Version, Audio Controller & Audio Codec. You
may also select the language of this utility by choosing from the Language list.
Also there is a selection Show icon in system tray. Switch it on and an icon
will show in the system tray. Right-click on the icon and the Audio Accessories
dialogue box will appear which provides several multimedia features for you to take
advantage of.
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Hardware Setup
Connecting the Speakers
W hen you have set the Multi-Channel Audio Function mode properly in the software
utility, connect your speakers to the correct phone jacks in accordance with the
setting in software utility.
n 2-Channel M ode for Stereo-Speaker Output
Refer to the following diagram and caption for the function of each phone jack on the
back panel when 2-Channel Mode is selected.
Back Panel
1
4
2
5
3
6
1
Line In
2
Line Out (Front channels)
3
MIC
4
Line Out (Rear channels, but no functioning in this mode)
5
Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channel, but no functioning in this mode)
6
Line Out (Side Surround channels, but no functioning in this mode)
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n 4-Channel M ode for 4-Speaker Output
Back Panel
1
4
2
5
3
6
Description:
Connect two speakers to back
panel’s Line Out connector and
two speakers to the real-channel Line Out connector.
4-Channel Analog Audio Output
1
Line In
2
Line Out (Front channels)
3
MIC
4
Line Out (Rear channels)
5
Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channel, but no functioning in this mode)
6
Line Out (Side Surround channels, but no functioning in this mode)
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n 6-Channel M ode for 6-Speaker Output
Back Panel
1
2
4
5
3
6
6-Channel Analog Audio Output
Description:
Connect two speakers to back
panel’s Line Out connector, two
speakers to the rear-channel
Line out connec tor and two
s peaker s t o t he c ent er /
subwoofer-channel Line Out
connector.
1
Line In
2
Line Out (Front channels)
3
MIC
4
Line Out (Rear channels)
5
Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channel)
6
Line Out (Side Surround channels, but no functioning in this mode)
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n 8-Channel M ode for 8-Speaker Output
1
2
4
5
3
6
8-Channel Analog Audio Output
1
Line In
2
Line Out (Front channels)
3
MIC
4
Line Out (Rear channels)
5
Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channel)
6
Line Out (Side Surround channels)
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Description:
Connect two speakers to back
panel’s Line Out connector, two
speakers to the rear-channel
Line out connector, two speakers to the center/subwooferchannel Line Out connector and
two speakers to the side-channel Line Out connector.
Appendix B
JMicron RAID Introduction
JMicron’s RAID provides Serial ATA RAID 0 (Striping) , RAID 1
(Mirroring) and JBOD functionality to enhance the industry’s
leading PCI Express-to-SATAII & PATA host controller products.
Two major challenges facing the storage industry today are (1):
keeping pace with the increasing performance demands of
computer systems by improving disk I/O throughput, and (2):
providing data accessibility in the face of hard disk failures while
utilizing full disk capacity.
JMicron PCI Express-to-SATAII/ PATA provide 1 SATAII port and 1
PATA port with RAID to slove both of these problems.
Important
All the information/pictures illustrations in this chapter might
differ from the listed in your system.
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Introduction
RAID - Redundant Array of Independent Disks
RAID technology manages multiple disk drives to enhance I/O performance and provide redundancy in order to withstand the failure of any individual member, without
loss of data. RAID provides two RAID Set types, Striping (RAID 0) and Mirroring (RAID
1).
RAID 0 (Striping)
Striping is a performance-oriented, non-redundant data mapping technique. W hile
Striping is discussed as a RAID Set type, it actually does not provide fault tolerance.
Striping arrays use multiple disks to form a larger virtual disk.
RAID 1 (Mirroring)
Disk mirroring creates an identical twin for a selected disk by having the data simultaneously written to two disks. This redundancy provides instantaneous protection
from a single disk failure. If a read failure occurs on one drive, the system reads the
data from the other drive.
JBOD (Concatenate)
JBOD provides a method for combining drives of different sizes into one large disk
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Creating and Deleting RAID sets with BIOS Utility
Be sure to set RAID mode for the Onboard JMB361 Mode of Integrated Peripherals in BIOS before configuring the JMicron BIOS utility. After that press F10 to save
the configuration and exit. During boot up (POST), press CTRL+J to enter the JMicorn
BIOS RAID utility.
The RAID Utility menu screen will be displayed. A brief description of each section is
presented below.
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The Main Menu in the upper left corner is used to choose the operation to be
performed. The selections are:
Create RAID set - is used to create a new legacy RAID set.
Delete RAID set - is used to delete a legacy RAID set.
Revert HDD to non-RAID - is used to revert an existed-RAID HDD to non-RAID.
Save And Exit Setup - save all settings and exit the BIOS utility.
Exit W ithout Saving - exit the BIOS utiltiy without any saving.
Hard Disk Driver List
The menu shows the model number and capacities of the drives physically
attached to the SATAII & PATA ports.
RAID Disk Driver List
The menu shows the current configuration of RAID set.
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Creating RAID set
1. Select “Create RAID Disk Drive”. Then press <Enter>.
2. Then in the Name field, specify a RAID set name and then press the <Enter> to go
to the next field.
3. Choose a 0-Striped, a 1-Mirror, or a JBOD-Concatenate combination set and then
press <Enter> to go to the next step.
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4. In the Hard Disk Disk List menu, use <Space> key to select the disks you want
to create for the RAID set, then click <Enter> key to finish selection.
5. Then select the strip value for the RAID array by using the “upper arrow” or “down
arrow” keys to scroll through the available values, and pressing the <Enter> key to
select and advance to the next field. The available values range from 4KB to 128 KB.
The default and typical value for RAID 0 is 128KB. (This field only available for RAID
0 mode.)
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6. Then select the capacity of the RAID set in the Size field. The default value is the
maximum capacity of the selected disks. Then press <Enter> to the Confirm Creation
field.
7. The Creation field will display a message to ask you to confirm the creation. Then
press <Y> key to proceed with the RAID set creation.
8. Then the following screen appears to indicate that the creation is finished.
9. Go to the Save And Exit Setup field and press <Enter>, a message will display to
ask you to confirm the setup. Then press <Y> key to save the setting and exit the
BIOS utility.
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Deleting RAID set
1. Select “Delete RAID Disk Drive”. Then press <Enter>.
2. In the RAID Disk Driver List menu, use <Space> key to select the RAID set you
want to delete. Then press <Del> key.
3. Press “Y” to accept the deletion when a deletion message is appeared.
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Revert HDD to non-RAID
Select Revert HDD to non-RAID and press <Enter>. In the Hard Disk Driver List
menu use <Space> key to select the disks you want to revert then click <Enter> key.
The following screen appears, press <Y> key to remove any RAID structures from
the drives.
Important
1. You will lose all data on the RAID drives and any internal RAID structures
when you perform this operation.
2. Possible reasons to ‘Revert HDD to non-RAID’ could include issues such as
incompatible RAID configurations or a failed volume or failed disk.
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Installing the RAID Driver (For bootable RAID array)
Install Driver in Windows XP / 2000
† New Windows XP / 2000 Installation
The following details the installation of the drivers while installing W indows XP /
2000.
1. Start the installation:
Boot from the CD-ROM. Press F6 when the message "Press F6 if you
need to install third party SCSI or RAID driver" appears.
2. W hen the W indows XP/2000 Setup window is generated, press <S> key to
specify an Additional Device(s).
3. Insert the driver diskette JMicron RAID Driver For Win2K/XP driver
into drive A: and press <Enter>.
Important
The S ilic on Image J M ic ron RAID Driv er Ins tallation Dis k s hould be
accompanied in the mainboard package. You may make the Serial ATA RAID
driver by yourself by following the instruction below.
1. Insert the MSI CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Click the “Browse CD” botton on the Setup Screen.
3. Copy all the contents in the \\IDE \ JM icron \ Floppy to a formatted
floppy disk.
4. The driver disk for JM icron RAID Controller is done.
4. Choose the driver JM icron RAID Controller that appears on W indows
XP/2000 Setup screen, and press the <Enter> key.
5. Press <Enter> to continue with installation or if you need to specify any
additional devices to be installed, do so at this time. Once all devices are
specified, press <Enter> to continue with installation.
6. From the W indows XP/2000 Setup screen, press the <Enter> key. Setup
will now load all device files and then continue the W indows XP/2000
installation.
† Installing OS on RAID Drive
1. After setup examines your disks, it will copy files to W indows installation
folders and restart the system.
2. The setup program will continue and finish the installation after restarting.
3. W ait until W indows XP/2000 finishes installing devices, regional settings,
networking settings, components, and final set of tasks, then reboot the
system if necessary.
† Confirming Windows XP/2000 Driver Installation
1. From W indows XP/2000, open the Control Panel from My Computer
followed by the System icon.
2. Choose the Hardware tab, then click the Device M anager tab.
3. Click the "+" in front of the SCSI and RAID Controllers hardware type.
The driver should appear.
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JMicron Raid Configurer
There is an application called JMicron Raid Configurer which helps you perform the
following tasks of nVDIA RAID.
• Viewing RAID Array Configurations
View an array configuration (mirrored, striped)
• Creating RAID Arrays
• Deleting a RAID Array
Viewing RAID Array Configurations
To view your RAID configuration from W indows, launch the JMicron Raid Configurer
utility by clicking =>Programs => JMicron Technology Corp => JMRaid Tool.
Left-click the “Show Disks” button and the information of all hard disks will display
on the right side of the window.
Important
The information in the figures in this part may very from what it is shown in your
system.
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Creating RAID
JMRaidTool supports the creation of RAID 0 and 1.
1. Left-click the “New Disk Array” button.
2. A wizard dialogue will display on the screen, following the description of every
step to complete the creation.
Deleting RAID
1. Right-click the name of the disk array you want to delete and the “Remove” menu
will appear.
2. A warning message appears to remind you that the data will be lost. Press the
“Yes” button if you really want to delete the disk array.
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