BI94GS-IA Setup Manual
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction ........................................ 3
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
Before You Start ................................................................................ 3
Package Checklist ............................................................................. 3
Mainboard Specification................................................................... 4
Rear Panel.......................................................................................... 5
Mainboard Layout ............................................................................ 6
Mainboard Dimension ...................................................................... 7
Chapter 2: Installation .......................................... 7
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
CPU...................................................................................................... 8
Fan Header......................................................................................... 8
System Memory.................................................................................. 9
Power Supply ................................................................................... 10
Onboard Slot/Connector/Header/Jumper .................................... 12
Chapter 3: BIOS Setup ........................................ 23
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
Main Menu........................................................................................ 25
Advanced Menu............................................................................... 29
PCI/PnP Menu.................................................................................. 38
Boot Menu ........................................................................................ 41
Chipset Menu.................................................................................... 44
Exit Menu.......................................................................................... 50
Chapter 4: Useful Help ........................................ 53
4.1
4.2
4.3
Driver Installation Note.................................................................. 53
AMI BIOS Beep Code....................................................................... 54
Troubleshooting............................................................................... 55
BI94GS-IA
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
1.1
BEFORE YOU START
Thank you for choosing our product. Before you start installing the
mainboard, please make sure you follow the instructions below:
„ Prepare a dry and stable working environment with
sufficient lighting.
„ Always disconnect the system from power outlet
before operation.
„ Before you take the mainboard out from anti-static
bag, ground yourself properly by touching any safely
grounded appliance, or use grounded wrist strap to
remove the static charge.
„ Avoid touching the components on mainboard or the
rear side of the board unless necessary. Hold the board
on the edge, do not try to bend or flex the board.
„ Do not leave any unfastened small parts inside the
case after installation. Loose parts will cause short
circuits which may damage the equipment.
„ Keep the system from dangerous area, such as heat
source, humid air, and water.
„
1.2
Please switch on/off the machine normally. That is, DO
NOT pull out power cord directly from the mainboard
or the system may damage.
PACKAGE CHECKLIST
Mini-ITX Mainboard x 1
Fully Setup Driver CD x 1
I/O Bracket x 1
IDE Cable x 1 (Optional)
SATA Cable x 1 (Optional)
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1.3
MAINBOARD SPECIFICATION
Specification
CPU
FSB
Chipset
Graphic
Intel CPU On-board
Intel Atom N270 @1.6GHz (Mobile)
Supports up to 533 MHz
Northbridge: Intel 945GSE
Southbridge: ICH7M
Max Shared Video Memory is 224 MB
Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 950
Supports DVI / LVDS (18bit/dual channel)
128pin type
ITE IT8718F
Super I/O Provides the most commonly used legacy
Super I/O functionality.
Environment Control initiat ives,
H/W Monitor
Fan Speed Controller
SO-DIMM (200pin) Slot x 1
Main
Supports DDR2 533 / 667 MHz
Registered DIMM or ECC DIMM is not
Memory
DIMM supports 256MB / 512MB / 1GB
supported
Max Memory Capicity 1GB
Ultra DMA 33/66/100 Bus Master Mode
IDE
ICH7M
Supports PIO Mode 0~4
Supports 2 IDE devices
SATA
ICH7M
LAN
Realtek RTL 8111DL x 2
Sound
Codec
SATAII Version 1.0a specificat ion compliant
Data transfer rates up to 3.0 Gbit/s
10 / 100 / 1000 Mb/s auto negotiation
Half / Full duplex capability
5.1 channels audio out
Realtek ALC662
High-Definition Audio support
Slot
PCI slot
x1
On Board
IDE Connector
x1
Connectors SATA2 Connector
& Headers
x2
Front Panel Header
x1
Front Audio Header
x1
Digital I/O Connector
x1
System Fan Header
x1
Clear CMOS Header
x1
H/W Power Loss Recovery Header
x1
Parallel Connector
x1
COM Port Header for Daughter Card x1
4
(2.0 Pitch for 4xCOM add-on card expansion)
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Specification
RS-232/422/485 Switch Header
x2
USB 2.0 Header
x1
VGA/DVI Compulsory Signal Output
Header
x1
LVDS Connector
x1
LCD Power Select Header
x1
LCD Backlight Power ON/OFF Header x1
Back Panel
I/O
LCD Backlight Inverter Connector
x1
Inverter Power Select Header
x1
Backlight Brightness Adjust Header
x1
Front Keyoard & Mouse Connector
x1
Power Connector for DOM Card
x1
Power Connector for SATA
x1
Power Connector (20pin)
x1
PS/2 (Keyboard)
x1
KB & Mouse are available through Y cable
Serial Port
x2
1 x RS-232, 1 x RS-232/422/485 by jumper
VGA Port
x1
DVI Port
x1
LAN port
x2
USB Port
x6
Audio Jack
x3
Board Size 170 mm (W) x 170 mm (L)
Mini-ITX
OS
Biostar reserves the right to add or remove
Support
1.4
P S /2
K e y b o a rd
Windows XP/XPE, Linux
support for any OS with or without notice.
REAR PANEL
D V I-D P o rt
LAN
LAN
J C O M 1 B (C O M 2 )
L in e I n /
S u rro u n d
L in e O u t
M ic In 1 /
B a s s / Ce n te r
US B 2.0 x 2
V G A P o rt
USB 2.0 x 2 USB 2.0 x 2 J C O M 1 A (C O M 1 )
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1.5
MAINBOARD LAYOUT
JKBM S1
JUSBKB1
JATXPWR1
JSFAN1
DIM MA1
JDSP1
JVG A_DVI1
LV D S - C O N N 1
JRJ45 USB2
JRJ45 USB3
Intel
Atom
N270
Intel
945GSE
CPU1
IDE1
JLV2
JLV1
JC1
JBL2
JBL1
ICH7M
LPC1
JC O M 1
J SEL2
JUSB4
SATA1 SATA2
B
A
J SEL1
JD IO 1
JBAT1
JPRNT1
JAUDIOF1
Note: ■ represents the 1st pin.
6
PCI1
JH D D1
BIO S
JAUDIO1
JDOM1
JPAN EL 1
JAT 1
JCMOS1
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MAINBOARD DIMENSION
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CHAPTER 2: INSTALLATION
2.1
CPU
The mainboard includes an embedded Intel Atom N270 processor, and a
heatsink has been installed to provide sufficient cooling.
2.2
FAN HEADER
The fan header supports cooling-fans built in the system. The fan cable
and connector may be different due to the fan manufacturer.
JSFAN1: System Fan Header
3
1
Pin
1
2
3
Assignment
Ground
+12V
FAN RPM rate
sense
Note:
The System Fan Header supports 3-pin head connector. When connecting with wires
onto connectors, please note that the red wire is the positive and should be connected to
pin#2, and the black wire is Ground and should be connected to GND.
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2.3
SYSTEM MEMORY
DIMMA1: Memory Module (200pin SO-DIMM)
2
Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the
break on the Slot.
3
Insert the DIMM firmly into the slot until the retaining chip snap back in
place and the DIMM is properly seated.
Memory Capacity
DIMM Socket Location
DDR2 Module
Total Memory Size
DIMMA1
256MB/512MB/1GB
Max is 1GB.
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2.4
POWER SUPPLY
JATXPWR1: ATX Power Source Connector (20-pin)
This connector allows user to connect 20-pin power connector on the power
supply.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Assignment
+3.3V
+3.3V
GND
+5V
GND
+5V
GND
Power Good
+5V Standby
+12V
Pin
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
20
11
10
1
Assignment
+3.3V
-12V
GND
Power Supply On
GND
GND
GND
NC
+5V
+5V
JDOM1: DOM Card Power Connector
This connector provides power connection of a DOM card.
Pin
1
10
Assignment
1
+5V
2
GND
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JHDD1: SATA Power Connector
This connector provides power connection of SATA devices.
Pin
Assignment
1
+12V
2
GND
3
+3V
4
+5V
4
1
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2.5
ONBOARD SLOT/CONNECTOR/HEADER/JUMPER
PCI1: Peripheral Component Interconnect Slot
This mainboard is equipped with 1 standard PCI slot. PCI stands for Peripheral
Component Interconnect, and it is a bus standard for expansion cards. This PCI
slot is designated as 32 bits.
PCI1
IDE1: ATA Device Connector
The mainboard has an integrated IDE Controller that provides PIO Mode 0~4,
Bus Master, and Ultra DMA 33/66/100 functionality. It has one IDE connector
which can connect a master and a slave drive, so you can connect up to two
ATA devices.
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SATA1/SATA2: Serial ATA Connectors
These next generation connectors support the thin Serial ATA cable for primary
internal storage devices. The current Serial ATA interface allows up to 3.0
Gbit/s data transfer rate.
Pin
Assignment
1
GND
2
TX+
3
TX-
4
GND
7
5
RX-
4
6
RX+
1
7
GND
S AT A1 S AT A2
JPANEL1: Front Panel Header
This 10-pin header includes Power-on, Reset, HDD LED, and Power LED
connection. It allows user to connect the system case’s front panel switch
functions.
Pin
Assignment
Function
1
Key
N/A
3
HD LED+
5
HD LED-
7
Reset GND
9
Reset
HDD LED
Reset Button
Pin
Assignment
2
Power LED+
4
Power LED+
6
Power LED-
8
Power
10
Power GND
9
1
10
2
Function
Power LED
Power Button
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JCOM1A (COM1)/JCOM1B (COM2): Serial port Connectors
The motherboard has Serial Port Connectors for connecting RS-232 Port. Only
JCOM1A supports RS-422/485.
RS422
RS-232
Pin
J C O M 1B
(C O M 2)
JCOM 1 A
(C O M 1)
RS485
Assignment
1
Carrier detect (DCD)
TX-
TX-
2
Received data (RXD)
TX
TX
3
Transmitted data (TXD)
RX
NC
4
Data terminal ready (DTR)
RX-
NC
5
Signal ground (GND)
GND
GND
6
Data set ready (DSR)
NC
NC
7
Request to send (RTS)
NC
NC
8
Clear to send (CTS)
NC
NC
9
Ring
NC
NC
10
NC
NC
NC
JSEL1/JSEL2:RS-232/422/485 Switch Headers
The headers determine that JCOM1A belongs to RS-232 (Default), 422, or 485.
JSEL1
JSEL2
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
1-3
3-5
3-5
2-4
4-6
4-6
7-9
9-11
9-11
8-10
10-12
10-12
JSEL2
JSEL1
1-2
RS-232
3-4
RS-422
5-6
RS-485
Note: Please notice Pin 9 of JCOM1A and of JCOM1B. JCOM1A: +5V;
JCOM1B: Ring indicator.
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JAUDIOF1: Front Panel Audio Header
This is an interface for the front panel audio cable that allows convenient
connection and control of audio devices. This header allows only HD audio
front panel connector; AC’97 connector is not acceptable.
Pin
10
9
2
1
Assignment
1
Mic Left in
2
Ground
3
Mic Right in
4
Present Sense
5
Right line out
6
Jack Sense
7
Front Sense
8
Key
9
Left line out
10
Jack Sense
JUSB4: USB 2.0 Header
The mainboard provides 1 front USB pin header, allowing up to 2 additional USB
2.0 ports up to maximum throughput of 480 Mbps. Connect the USB cable into
the pin header for using high-speed USB interface peripherals.
10
2
Pin
Assignment
Pin
10
NC
9
Assignment
Key
8
Ground
7
Ground
6
USB7+
5
USB6+
4
USB7-
3
USB6-
2
+5V (fused)
1
+5V (fused)
1
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JCMOS1: Clear CMOS Header *
Placing the jumper on pin2-3 allows user to restore the BIOS safe setting and
the CMOS data. Please carefully follow the procedures to avoid damaging the
mainboard.
3
1
Pin 1-2 Close: (Default)
Normal Operation.
3
1
Pin 2-3 Close:
Clear CMOS data.
3
1
※ Clear CMOS Procedures:
1. Remove AC power line.
2. Set the jumper to “Pin 2-3 close”.
3. Wait for five seconds.
4. Set the jumper to “Pin 1-2 close”.
5. Power on the AC.
6. Reset your desired password or clear the CMOS data.
JDIO1: Digital I/O Connector
This connector offers 4-pair of digital I/O functions and address is set in BIOS.
The default address is: A21H: Output bit0~3; A22H: Input bit0~3.
Pin
10
2
16
9
1
Assignment
1
5V
2
Digital-In-30
3
Digital-Out-20
4
Digital-In-31
5
Digital-Out-21
6
Digital-In-32
7
Digital-Out-22
8
Digital-In-33
9
Digital-Out-23
10
GND
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JPRNT1: Printer Port Connector
This header allows you to connect printer port on the PC.
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2
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Assignment
Pin
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
-Strobe
-ALF
Data 0
-Error
Data 1
-Init
Data 2
-Scltin
Data 3
Ground
Data 4
Ground
Data 5
1
Assignment
Ground
Data 6
Ground
Data 7
Ground
-ACK
Ground
Busy
Ground
PE
Ground
SCLT
Key
JKBMS1: Keyboard/Mouse Connector
The mainboard provides a PS2 pin header to attach a PS2 keyboard/mouse.
6
1
Pin
Assignment
6
VCC
5
GND
4
KB_DATA
3
KB_CLK
2
MS_DATA
1
MS_CLK
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LPC1: Serial Port Connector for Daughter Card
This connector provides extension daughter card DCCOM-P4 connection..
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
Assignment
LPCSIO OSC
PCICLK4
-LDRQ
SERIRQ
-PME
+3.3V
GND
-12V
GND
+5V
20
19
2
1
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
Assignment
LAD3
LAD2
LAD1
-LFRAME
LAD0
-LPCRST
+5V
GND
+12V
+12V
JAT1: Hardware Power Loss Recovery Switch *
This header specifies how the system should do after a power fail. Setting
Disabled will leave the system in power-off status after the power recovers.
Setting Enabled will power-on the system immediately when the power returns.
3
1
Pin 1-2 Close:
Enabled
3
3
18
1
1
Pin 2-3 Close:
Disabled (Default)
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JC1: LCD Backlight Inverter Connector
This connector is for connecting to LCD for providing backlight control function.
It is strongly recommended to use the matching JOY DAY INDUSTRIAL
- A1250WV-S-8P connector.
Pin
Assignment
1
5V/12V DC
2
5V/12V DC
3
NC
4
NC
5
Backlight On
6
Brightness Adjust
7
GND
8
GND
JDSP1: VGA/DVI Compulsory Signal Output Header
This connector can force VGA or DVI signal to be sent.
Pin 1-2 Close: VGA
Pin 2-3 Close: DVI (default)
Pin
Assignment
1
LOAD_EN_POWER
2
+5V
3
DVI_HPLUG_POWER
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LVDS-CONN1: LVDS Connector
This connector is for devices requiring display interface such as LVDS.
This connector supports only 18-bit single channel panels up to 1366 x 768
„ It is strongly recommended to use the matching JOY DAY INDUSTRIAL A1252WV-SF-2X20PD01 connector.
Pin
20
Assignment
2
1
40
39
Pin
Assignment
1
LVDS2_TX0- (Differential signal)
2
PVDD (+3.3V or +5V)
3
LVDS2_TX0+ (Differential signal)
4
PVDD (+3.3V or +5V)
5
GND
6
GND
7
LVDS2_TX1- (Differential signal)
8
GND
LVDS1_TX0- (Differential signal)
9
LVDS2_TX1+ (Differential signal)
10
11
GND
12
LVDS1_TX0+ (Differential signal)
13
LVDS2_TX2- (Differential signal)
14
GND
15
LVDS2_TX2+ (Differential signal)
16
LVDS1_TX1- ( (Differential signal)
17
GND
18
LVDS1_TX1+ (Differential signal)
19
LVDS2_CLK- (Differential signal)
20
GND
21
LVDS2_CLK+ (Differential signal)
22
LVDS1_TX2- (Differential signal)
23
GND
24
LVDS1_TX2+(Differential signal)
25
NC
26
GND
27
NC
28
LVDS1_CLK- (Differential signal)
29
+5V
30
LVDS1_CLK+(Differential signal)
31
I2C_CLK
32
GND
33
+3.3V
34
NC
35
NC
36
NC
37
PVDD (+3.3V or +5V)
38
NC
39
PVDD (+3.3V or +5V)
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I2C_DATA
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JLV2: LCD Power Select Header *
This header allows you to select the LCD Power.
3
1
Pin 1-2 Close:
PVDD=3.3V (Default)
3
1
3
1
Pin 2-3 Close:
PVDD=5V
JLV1: LCD Backlight Inverter Power Select Header *
This header is for selecting LCD Backlight Inverter Power.
3
1
Pin 1-2 Close:
Inverter Power=5V
3
3
1
1
Pin 2-3 Close:
Inverter Power=12V
(Default)
JBL1: LCD Backlight Power ON/OFF Header *
This header allows you to control the LCD Backlight Power ON/OFF.
1
Header Close:
Backlight Power OFF
1
1
Header Open:
Backlight Power ON
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JBL2: LCD Backlight Brightness Adjust Header *
This header is for adjusting LCD backlight brightness.
2
1
4
3
Short Pin 1-2:
Increase Brightness
2
1
4
3
2
1
4
3
Short Pin 3-4:
Decrease Brightness
*How to Setup Jumpers
The illustration shows how to set up jumpers. When the jumper cap is placed on
pins, the jumper is “close”, if not, that means the jumper is “open”.
Pin opened
22
Pin closed
Pin1-2 closed
BI94GS-IA
CHAPTER 3: BIOS SETUP
Introduction
The purpose of this chapter is to describe the settings in the AMI BIOS Setup
program on this motherboard. The Setup program allows users to modify the basic
system configuration and save these settings to CMOS RAM. The power of CMOS
RAM is supplied by a battery so that it retains the Setup information when the
power is turned off.
Basic Input-Output System (BIOS) determines what a computer can do without
accessing programs from a disk. This system controls most of the input and output
devices such as keyboard, mouse, serial ports and disk drives. BIOS activates at the
first stage of the booting process, loading and executing the operating system. Some
additional features, such as virus and password protection or chipset fine-tuning
options are also included in BIOS.
The rest of this manual will to guide you through the options and settings in BIOS
Setup.
Plug and Play Support
This AMI BIOS supports the Plug and Play Version 1.0A specification.
EPA Green PC Support
This AMI BIOS supports Version 1.03 of the EPA Green PC specification.
ACPI Support
AMI ACPI BIOS support Version 1.0/2.0 of Advanced Configuration and Power
interface specification (ACPI). It provides ASL code for power management and
device configuration capabilities as defined in the ACPI specification, developed by
Microsoft, Intel and Toshiba.
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PCI Bus Support
This AMI BIOS also supports Version 2.3 of the Intel PCI (Peripheral Component
Interconnect) local bus specification.
DRAM Support
DDR2 SDRAM (Double Data Rate II Synchronous DRAM) is supported.
Supported CPUs
This AMI BIOS supports the Intel CPU.
Using Setup
When starting up the computer, press <Del>
during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter
the BIOS setup utility.
In the BIOS setup utility, you will see General
Help description at the top right corner, and this
is providing a brief description of the selected
item. Navigation Keys for that particular
menu are at the bottom right corner, and you can
use these keys to select item and change the
settings.
Gene ral Help
Navigation Keys
Notice
z
z
z
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The default BIOS settings apply for most conditions to ensure optimum
performance of the motherboard. If the system becomes unstable after changing
any settings, please load the default settings to ensure system’s compatibility and
stability. Use Load Setup Default under the Exit Menu.
For better system performance, the BIOS firmware is being continuously updated.
The BIOS information described in this manual is for your reference only. The
actual BIOS information and settings on board may be slightly different from this
manual.
The content of this manual is subject to be changed without notice. We will not
be responsible for any mistakes found in this user’s manual and any system damage
that may be caused by wrong-settings.
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3.1
MAIN MENU
Once you enter AMI BIOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu will appear on the screen
providing an overview of the basic system information.
Main
Advanced
PCIPnP
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Chipset
System Overview
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
AMI BIOS
Version
:01.01.01
Build Date:01/01/08
System Memory
Size
:
System Time
System Date
> IDE Configuration
Exit
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
[ 00:00:00]
[Tue 01/01/2008]
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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AMI BIOS
Shows system information including BIOS version, built date, etc.
System Memory
Shows system memory size, VGA shard memory will be excluded..
System Time
Set the system internal clock.
System Date
Set the system date. Note that the ‘Day’ automatically changes when you set the
date.
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IDE Configuration
The BIOS will automatically detect the presence of IDE/SATA devices. There is a
sub-menu for each IDE/SATA device. Select a device and press <Enter> to enter
the sub-menu of detailed options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
IDE Confuguration
>
>
>
>
Configure SATA as
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA Port1
SATA Port2
Options
[IDE]
IDE
RAID
AHCI
Hard Disk Write Protect
[Disabled]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[35]
ATA(PI) 80Pin Cable Detection[Host & Device]
Select Screen
Select Item
EnterGo to Sub Screen
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Configure SATA as
This item allows you to determine the control mode of SATA.
Options: IDE (Default) / RAID / AHCI
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Primary IDE Master/Slave & SATA Port1/2 Devices
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Primary IDE Master
Device
:
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)[Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
S.M.A.R.T
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Enabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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The BIOS detects the information and values of respective devices, and these
information and values are shown below to the name of the sub-menu.
Type
Select the type of the SATA drive.
Options: Auto (Default) / CD/DVD / ARMD / Not Installed
LBA/Large Mode
Enable or disable the LBA mode.
Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
Enable or disable multi-sector transfer.
Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled
PIO Mode
Select the PIO mode.
Options: Auto (Default) / 0 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
DMA Mode
Select the DMA mode.
Options: Auto (Default) / SWDMA0 ~ SWDMA2 / MWDMA0 ~ MWDMA2 /
UDMA0 ~ UDMA5
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S.M.A.R.T
Set the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled / Enabled
32Bit Data Transfer
Enable or disable 32-bit data transfer.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Hard Disk Write Protect
Disable or enable device write protection.
is accessed through BIOS.
Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
This will be effective only if the device
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
Select the time out value for detecting IDE/SATA devices.
Options: 35 (Default) / 30 / 25 / 20 / 15 / 10 / 5 / 0
ATA(PI) 80Pin Cable Detection
Select the mechanism for detecting 80Pin ATA(PI) Cable.
Options: Host & Device (Default) / Host / Device
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3.2
ADVANCED MENU
The Advanced Menu allows you to configure the settings of CPU, Super I/O, Power
Management, and other system devices.
Notice
z
Beware of that setting inappropriate values in items of this menu may cause
system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
PCIPnP
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Chipset
Advanced Settings
Exit
Configure CPU.
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
>
>
>
>
>
CPU Configuration
SuperIO Configuration
Hardware Health Configuration
ACPI Configuration
USB Configuration
Select Screen
Select Item
EnterGo to Sub Screen
General Help
F1
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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CPU Configuration
This item shows the CPU information that the BIOS automatically detects.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Configure advanced CPU settings
Module Version:3F.14
Disabled for WindowsXP
Manufacturer:Intel
Frequency
:
FSB Speed
:
Cache L1
:
Cache L2
:
Ratio Actual Value:
Max CPUID Value Limit
[Disabled]
Execute-Disable Bit Capability[Enabled]
Hyper Threading Technology
[Disabled]
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) tech
[Enabled]
Intel(R) C-STATE tech
[Enabled]
Enhanced C-States
[Enabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Max CPUID Value Limit
When the computer is booted up, the operating system executes the CPUID
instruction to identify the processor and its capabilities. Before it can do so, it must
first query the processor to find out the highest input value CPUID recognizes. This
determines the kind of basic information CPUID can provide the operating system.
Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
Execute-Disable Bit Capability
This item allows you to configure the Execute Disabled Bit function, which protects
your system from buffer overflow attacks.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Hyper Threading Technology
Enabled for Windows XP and Linux (OS optimized for Hyper Threading
Technology) and disabled for other OS (OS not optimized for Hyper Threading
Technology).
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) Tech
This item allows you to enable SpeedStep technology for better power saving.
SpeedStep is a technology built into some Intel processors that allows the clock
speed of the processor to be dynamically changed by software.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Intel(R) C-STATE Tech
This item allows you to control the C-State power management functions of the
processor.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Enhanced C-States
This item allows you to control the enhanced C-States feature.
Option: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
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SuperIO Configuration
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Configure ITE8718 Super IO Chipset
Serial Port1 Address
[3F8/IRQ4]
Serial Port2 Address
[2F8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address
[378]
Parallel Port Mode
[Normal]
Parallel Port IRQ
[IRQ7]
Restore on AC Power Loss by IO[Power Off]
Watch Dog Degree
[Second]
Watch Dog Timer
[00000]
Allows BIOS to Enable
or Disable Floppy
Controller
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Serial Port1 Address
Select an address and corresponding interrupt for Serial Port 1.
Options: 3F8/IRQ4 (Default) / 3E8/IRQ4 / 2E8/IRQ3 / Disabled
Serial Port2 Address
Select an address and corresponding interrupt for Serial Port 2.
Options: 2F8/IRQ3 (Default) / 3E8/IRQ4 / 2E8/IRQ3 / Disabled
Parallel Port Address
This item allows you to determine access onboard parallel port controller with
which I/O Address.
Options: 378 (Default) / 278 / 3BC / Disabled
Parallel Port Mode
This item allows you to determine how the parallel port should function.
Options: Normal (Default)
Using Parallel port as Standard Printer Port.
EPP
Using Parallel Port as Enhanced Parallel Port.
ECP
Using Parallel port as Extended Capabilities Port.
ECP+EPP
Using Parallel port as ECP & EPP mode.
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ECP Mode DMA Channel
This item allows you to select parallel port ECP DMA.
Options: DMA3 (Default) / DMA0 / DMA1
Parallel Port IRQ
This item allows you to select the IRQ for the onboard parallel port.
Options: IRQ7 (Default) / IRQ5
Restore on AC Power Loss
This setting specifies how your system should behave after a power fail or interrupts
occurs. There are two main situations:
(1) If the “Hardware Power Loss Recovery” header setting is at “Enabled” (AT
mode), this BIOS setting item will be hidden
(2) If the “Hardware Power Loss Recovery” header setting is at “Disabled” (ATX
mode), this BIOS setting item will show three options:
Power Off (Default): Leaving the system in power-off status after power recovers.
Power ON: Powering on the system immediately when power returns.
Last State: 1. Leaving the system in power-off when AC switch if the system
shuts down at DC off status.
2. Powering on the system immediately when AC switch if the system
shuts down at DC on status.
Watch Dog Degree
This item allows you to determine the functional degree of Watch Dog.
Opitons: Second (Default) / Minute
Watch Dog Timer
Opitons: 0 for disabled (Default) / Min=1, Max=65536
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Hardware Health Configuration
This item shows the system temperature, fan speed, and voltage information.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Hardware Health Configuration
H/W Health Function
[Enabled]
Enables Hardware
Health Monitoring
Device.
CPU Temperature
SYStem Temperature
JSFAN1 Speed
CPU Core
NB/VTT Voltage
+3.30V
+5.00V
+12.0V
SB Voltage
Memory Voltage
5VSB
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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H/W Health Function
If with a monitoring system, PC will show PC health status during POST stage.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
ACPI Configuration
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
ACPI Settings
> Advanced ACPI Configuration
> Chipset ACPI Configuration
Resume On PME#
Resume On RTC Alarm
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Advanced ACPI Configuration
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced ACPI Configuration
ACPI Version Features
ACPI APIC support
AMI OEMB table
Headless mode
[ACPI v1.0]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enable RSDP pointers
to 64-bit Fixed System
Description Tables.
ACPI version has some
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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ACPI Version Features
The item allows you to select the version of ACPI.
Options: ACPI v1.0 (Default) / ACPI v2.0 / ACPI v3.0
ACPI APIC support
This item is used to enable or disable the motherboard's APIC (Advanced
Programmable Interrupt Controller). The APIC provides multiprocessor support,
more IRQs and faster interrupt handling.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
AMI OEMB table
Set this value to allow the ACPI BIOS to add a pointer to an OEMB table in the
Root System Description Table (RSDT) table.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Headless mode
This is a server-specific feature. A headless server is one that operates without a
keyboard, monitor or mouse. To run in headless mode, both BIOS and operating
system (e.g. Windows Server 2003) must support headless operation.
Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
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Chipset ACPI Configuration
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
South Bridge ACPI Configuration
Energy Lake Feature
APIC ACPI SCI IRQ
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Energy Lake Feature
This item allows you to enable or disable the Energy Lake technology feature.
Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
APIC ACPI SCI IRQ support
This item is used to set APIC ACPI SCI by IRQ.
Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
Resume On PME#
This item allows you to disable or enable PME to generate a wake event..
Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
Resume On RTC Alarm
When “Enabled”, you can set the date and time at which the RTC (real-time clock)
alarm awakens the system from Suspend mode.
Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
RTC Alarm Date (Days)
You can choose which date the system will boot up.
RTC Alarm Time
You can choose the system boot up time, input hour, minute and second to specify.
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USB Configuration
This item shows the USB controller and using USB device information.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
USB Configuration
Enables support for
legacy USB. AUTO
option disables
legacy support if
no USB devices are
connected.
Module Version - 2.24.3-13.4
USB Devices Enabled:
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
> USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Legacy USB Support
This item determines if the BIOS should provide legacy support for USB devices
like the keyboard, mouse, and USB drive. This feature is useful for using USB
devices with operating systems that do not natively support USB (e.g. Microsoft
MS-DOS or Windows NT).
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled / Auto
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
This item allows you to select the operation mode of the USB 2.0 controller.
Options: HiSpeed (Default)
USB 2.0-480Mbps
FullSpeed
USB 1.1-12Mbps
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
This item allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI
hand-off feature.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
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USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay [20 Sec]
Device #
Emulation Type
[Auto]
Number of seconds
POST waits for the
USB mass storage
device after start
unit command.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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USB Mass Storage Reset Delay
This item allows you to set the reset delay for USB mass storage device.
Options: 20 Sec (Default) / 10 Sec / 30 Sec / 40 Sec
Emulation Type
This item allows you to select the emulation type of the USB mass storage device.
Options: Auto (Default) / Floppy / Forced FDD / Hard Disk / CDROM
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3.3
PCI/PNP MENU
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. PCI, or Personal Computer
Interconnect, is a system which allows I/O devices to operate at speeds nearing the
speed of the CPU itself uses when communicating with its own special components.
Notice
z
Beware of that setting inappropriate values in items of this menu may cause
system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
PCIPnP
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Chipset
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Clear NVRAM
Plug & Play O/S
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
PCI IDE BusMaster
OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card
> PCI Resource
Exit
Clear NVRAM during
System Boot.
[No]
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Clear NVRAM
This item allows you to clear the data in the NVRAM (CMOS) by selecting “Yes”.
Options: No (Default) / Yes
Plug & Play OS
When set to YES, BIOS will only initialize the PnP cards used for the boot sequence
(VGA, IDE, SCSI). The rest of the cards will be initialized by the PnP operating
system like Window™ 95. When set to NO, BIOS will initialize all the PnP cards.
For non-PnP operating systems (DOS, Netware™), this option must set to NO.
Options: No (Default) / Yes
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PCI Latency Timer
This item controls how long a PCI device can hold the PCI bus before another takes
over. The longer the latency, the longer the PCI device can retain control of the bus
before handing it over to another PCI device.
Options: 64 (Default) / 32 / 96 / 128 / 160 / 192 / 224 / 248
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
This item allows BIOS to choose a IRQ to assign for the PCI VGA card.
Options: Yes (Default) / No
Palette Snooping
Some old graphic controllers need to “snoop” on the VGA palette and then map it to
their display as a way to provide boot information and VGA compatibility. This
item allows such snooping to take place.
Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
PCI IDE BusMaster
This item is a toggle for the built-in driver that allows the onboard IDE controller to
perform DMA (Direct Memory Access) transfers.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card
This item is for any other non-onboard PCI/ISA IDE controller adapter.
Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled
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PCI Resource
PCIPnP
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
PCI Resource
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
IRQ14
IRQ15
DMA
DMA
DMA
DMA
DMA
DMA
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
0
1
3
5
6
7
Reserved Memory Size
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
Available: Specified
IRQ is available to be
used by PCI/PnP
devices.
Reserved: Specified
IRQ is reserved for
use by Legacy ISA
devices.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
[Disabled]
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IRQ3/4/5/7/9/10/11/14/15
These items will allow you to assign each system interrupt a type, depending on the
type of device using the interrupt. The option “Available” means the IRQ is going
to assign automatically.
Options: Available (Default) / Reserved
DMA Channel 0/1/3/5/6/7
These items will allow you to assign each DMA channel a type, depending on the
type of device using the channel. The option “Available” means the channel is
going to assign automatically.
Options: Available (Default) / Reserved
Reserved Memory Size
This item allows BIOS to reserve certain memory size for specific PCI device.
Options: Disabled (Default) / 16K / 32K / 64K
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3.4
BOOT MENU
This menu allows you to setup the system boot options.
Main
Advanced
PCIPnP
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Chipset
Boot Settings Configuration
>
>
>
>
Specifies the
Boot Device
Priority sequence.
Boot Device Priority
Hard Disk Drives
Removable Drives
CD/DVD Drives
Quick Boot
Full Screen LOGO Show
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
Exit
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Select Screen
Select Item
EnterGo to Sub Screen
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Boot Device Priority
Items in this sub-menu specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the
number of devices installed in the system.
Hard Disk Drives
The BIOS will attempt to arrange the hard disk boot sequence automatically. You
can also change the booting sequence. The number of device items that appears on
the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system.
Removable Drives
The BIOS will attempt to arrange the removable drive boot sequence automatically.
You can also change the booting sequence. The number of device items that
appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system.
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CD/DVD Drives
The BIOS will attempt to arrange the CD/DVD drive boot sequence automatically.
You can also change the booting sequence. The number of device items that
appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system.
Quick Boot
Enabling this option will cause an abridged version of the Power On Self-Test
(POST) to execute after you power up the computer.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Full Screen LOGO Disaply
This item allows you to enable/disable Full Screen LOGO Show function.
Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
AddOn ROM Display Mode
This item sets the display mode for option ROM.
Options: Force BIOS (Default) / Keep Current
Bootup Num-Lock
Selects the NumLock State after the system switched on.
Options: On (Default) / Off
PS/2 Mouse Support
This BIOS feature determines if the BIOS should reserve IRQ12 for the PS/2 mouse
or allow other devices to make use of this IRQ.
Options: Auto (Default) / Enabled
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error
This BIOS feature controls the system's response when an error is detected during
the boot sequence.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
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Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
This BIOS feature allows you to control the display of the Hit “DEL” to enter Setup
message during memory initialization.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Interrupt 19 Capture
Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles the boot disk function.
to Enabled, this item allows the option ROMs to trap interrupt 19.
Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
When set
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3.5
CHIPSET MENU
This submenu allows you to configure the specific features of the chipset installed
on your system. This chipset manage bus speeds and access to system memory
resources, such as DRAM. It also coordinates communications with the PCI bus.
Notice
z
Beware of that setting inappropriate values in items of this menu may cause
system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
PCIPnP
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Chipset
Advanced Chipset Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
> North
> South
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Bridge Configuration
Bridge Configuration
LAN1
LAN ROM 1
LAN2
LAN ROM 2
Exit
Configure North Bridge
features.
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Select Screen
Select Item
EnterGo to Sub Screen
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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North Bridge Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Chipset
North Bridge Chipset Configuration
DRAM Frequency
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
DRAM CAS# Latency
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
DRAM RAS# Precarge
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precha
Memory Hole
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[5]
[6 DRAM Clocks]
[6 DRAM Clocks]
[15 DRAM Clocks]
[Disabled]
Initiate Graphic Adapter
Internal Graphics Mode Select
[PCI/IGD]
[Enabled,8MB]
> Video Function Configuration
Options
Auto
400 Mhz
533 Mhz
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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DRAM Frequency
This item allows you to set the frequency of DRAM..
Options: Auto (Default) / 400MHz / 533MHz
Configure DRAM timing by SPD
This item allows you .to determine DRAM timing by SPD
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
DRAM CAS# Latency
Options: 5 (Default) / 3 / 4
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
Options: 6 DRAM Clocks (Default) / 2 ~ 7DRAM Clocks
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DRAM RAS# Precharge
Options: 6 DRAM Clocks (Default) / 2 ~ 7DRAM Clocks
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precharge
Options: 15 DRAM Clocks (Default) / 4 ~ 14 DRAM Clocks
Memory Hole
You can reserve this area of system memory for ISA adapter ROM. When this area
is reserved it cannot be cached. Check the user information of peripherals that need
to use this area of system memory for the memory requirements.
Options: Disabled (Default) / 15MB-16MB
Initiate Graphic Adapter
This item allows you to enable or disable VGA controller.
Options: PCI/IGD (Default) / IGD
Internal Graphics Mode Select
This item will be different as your memory modules. When the memory size is
decided, this frame buffer size will also be fixed.
Options: Enabled, 8MB (Default) / Enabled,1MB / Disabled
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Video Function Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Chipset
Video Function Configuration
Options
DVMT Mode Select
DVMT/FIXED Memory
[DVMT Mode]
[128MB]
Boot Display Device
Flat Panel Type
Local Flat Panel Scaling
[Auto]
[Type 2]
[Auto]
Fixed Mode
DVMT Mode
Combo Mode
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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DVMT Mode Select
This item allows you to select the DVMT mode.
Options: DVMT Mode (Default) / Fixed Mode / Combo Mode
DVMT/FIXED Memory
DVMT stands for “Dynamic Video Memory Technology”. This is an enhancement
of the unified memory architecture (UMA) concept. DVMT will set the optimum
amount of memory to be allocated for a balance between graphics and system
performance. DVMT dynamically respond to system requirements and applications
demands, by allocating the proper amount of display, texturing and buffer memory
after the operating system has booted.
Options: 128MB (Default) / 64MB / Maximum DVMT
Boot Display Device
This item allows you to select the display device.
Options: Auto (Default) / DVI-I (D-Sub+DVI) / LVDS / D-Sub+LVDS
Flat Panel Type
This item allows you to select flat panel type.
Options: Type 2 (Default) / Type 1 ~ Type 16
Local Flat Panel Scaling
This item allows you to select local flat panel scaling
Options: Auto (Default) / Forced Scaling / Disabled
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South Bridge Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Chipset
South Bridge Chipset Configuration
USB 2.0 Controller
Audio Controller
SMBUS Controller
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
SLP_S4# Min. Assertion Width
[1 to 2 seconds]
Options
Enabled
Disabled
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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USB 2.0 Controller
This entry is to enabled/ disabled EHCI controller only. This BIOS itself may/may
not have high speed USB support. If the BIOS has high speed USB support, the
support will be automatically turned on when high speed devices were attached.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Audio Controller
This item allows you to control the Audio support.
Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled
SMBUS Controller
This BIOS feature controls the I/O buffers for the SMBus.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
SLP_S4# Min. Assertion Width
Options: 1 to 2 seconds (Default) /4 to 5 seconds / 3 to 4 seconds / 2 to 3 seconds
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Onboard LAN 1/2
This item allows you to enable or disable the Onboard LAN 1/2.
Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Onboard LAN ROM 1/2
This item allows you to select the Onboard LAN 1/2 Boot ROM.
Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
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3.6
EXIT MENU
This menu allows you to load the optimal default settings, and save or discard the
changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Advanced
PCIPnP
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Chipset
Exit Options
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
Load Optimal Defaults
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Security Settings
> Security
Select Screen
Select Item
EnterGo to Sub Screen
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Save Changes and Exit
Save all configuration changes to CMOS RAM and exit setup.
Discard Changes and Exit
Abandon all changes made during the current session and exit setup.
Discard Changes
Abandon all changes made during the current session and restore the previously
saved values.
Load Optimal Defaults
This selection allows you to reload the BIOS when problem occurs during system
booting sequence. These configurations are factory settings optimized for this
system.
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Security
This sub-menu allows you to provide/revise supervisor and user password.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security Settings
Supervisor Password :Not Installed
User Password
:Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
Exit
Install or Change the
password.
[Full Access]
[Setup]
Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
Select Screen
Select Item
EnterChange
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Change Supervisor Password
Setting the supervisor password will prohibit everyone except the supervisor from
making changes using the CMOS Setup Utility. You will be prompted with to enter
a password.
User Access Level
This item allows supervisor to set the user level.
Options: Full Access (Default) / No Access / View Only / Limited
Change User Password
If the Supervisor Password is not set, then the User Password will function in the
same way as the Supervisor Password. If the Supervisor Password is set and the
User Password is set, the “User” will only be able to view configurations but will
not be able to change them.
Clear User Password
This item is for clearing user password.
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Password Check
This item is for setting the timing that checking password.
Options: Setup (Default) / Always
Boot Sector Virus Protection
This option allows you to choose the VIRUS Warning feature that is used to protect
the IDE Hard Disk boot sector. If this function is enabled and an attempt is made to
write to the boot sector, BIOS will display a warning message on the screen and
sound an alarm beep.
Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
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CHAPTER 4: USEFUL HELP
4.1
DRIVER INSTALLATION NOTE
After you installed your operating system, please insert the Fully Setup
Driver CD into your optical drive and install the driver for better system
performance.
You will see the following window after you insert the CD
The setup guide will auto detect your mainboard and operating system.
Note:
If this window didn’t show up after you insert the Driver CD, please use file browser to
locate and execute the file SETUP.EXE under your optical drive.
A. Driver Installation
To install the driver, please click on the Driver icon. The setup guide will
list the compatible driver for your mainboard and operating system. Click
on each device driver to launch the installation program.
B. Software Installation
To install the software, please click on the Software icon. The setup guide
will list the software available for your system, click on each software title
to launch the installation program.
C. Manual
Aside from the paperback manual, we also provide manual in the Driver
CD. Click on the Manual icon to browse for available manual.
Note:
You will need Acrobat Reader to open the manual file. Please download the latest version
of Acrobat Reader software from
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
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4.2
AMI BIOS BEEP CODE
Boot Block Beep Codes
Number of Beeps
1
2
3
4
5
7
10
11
12
13
Description
No media present. (Insert diskette in floppy drive A:)
“AMIBOOT.ROM” file not found in root directory of diskette in
A:
Insert next diskette if multiple diskettes are used for recovery
Flash Programming successful
File read error
No Flash EPROM detected
Flash Erase error
Flash Program error
“AMIBOOT.ROM” file size error
BIOS ROM image mismatch (file layout does not match
image present in flash device)
POST BIOS Beep Codes
Number of Beeps
1
3
6
7
8
Description
Memory refresh timer error
Base memory read/write test error
Keyboard controller BAT command failed
General exception error (processor exception interrupt error)
Display memory error (system video adapter)
Troubleshooting POST BIOS Beep Codes
Number of Beeps
1, 3
6, 7
8
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Troubleshooting Action
Reseat the memory, or replace with known good modules.
Fatal error indicating a serious problem with the system.
Consult your system manufacturer. Before declaring the
motherboard beyond all hope, eliminate the possibility of
interference by a malfunctioning add-in card. Remove all
expansion cards except the video adapter.
z If beep codes are generated when all other expansion
cards are absent, consult your system manufacturer’s
technical support.
z If beep codes are not generated when all other expansion
cards are absent, one of the add-in cards is causing the
malfunction. Insert the cards back into the system one at a
time until the problem happens again. This will reveal the
malfunctioning card.
If the system video adapter is an add-in card, replace or
reseat the
video adapter. If the video adapter is an integrated part of the
system board, the board may be faulty.
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4.3
TROUBLESHOOTING
Probable
1.
There is no power in the system.
Power LED does not shine; the
fan of the power supply does not
work
2.
Indicator light on keyboard does
not shine.
System is inoperative. Keyboard lights
are on, power indicator lights are lit,
and hard drives are running.
System does not boot from a hard disk
drive, but can be booted from optical
drive.
Solution
1.
2.
3.
Make sure power cable is
securely plugged in.
Replace cable.
Contact technical support.
Using even pressure on both ends of
the DIMM, press down firmly until the
module snaps into place.
1.
Check cable running from disk to
disk controller board. Make sure
both ends are securely plugged
in; check the drive type in the
standard CMOS setup.
2.
Backing up the hard drive is
extremely important. All hard
disks are capable of breaking
down at any time.
System only boots from an optical
1.
Back up data and applications
drive. Hard disks can be read,
files.
applications can be used, but system 2.
Reformat the hard drive.
fails to boot from a hard disk.
Re-install applications and data
using backup disks.
Screen message shows “Invalid
Review system’s equipment. Make sure
Configuration” or “CMOS Failure.”
correct information is in setup.
System cannot boot after user installs a 1.
Set master/slave jumpers
second hard drive.
correctly.
2.
Run SETUP program and select
correct drive types. Call the drive
manufacturers for compatibility
with other drives.
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