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Quick Installation Guide
Overview
Note: This Quick Installation Guide is only for quick reference. For more information,
please refer to the online User's manual in the A Open Bonus Pack CD disc.
Specification:
CPU
Chipset
Architecture
Cache
Memory
BIOS
Onboard I/O
Board Size
Intel Pentium II / Pentium III / Celeron CPU.
Intel 82440 ZX/BX AGPset.
ISA x 1, PCI x 3 and AGP x 1
On the CPU card.
SDRAM, DIMM x 3, maximum 512MB.
Award Plua-and-Plav. 2M bit Flash ROM BIOS.
Serial Port x 2, Parallel Port x 1, FDD x 1, UDMA/33 IDE x 2 and USB x 2.
244 mm x 220 mm
Key Features:
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Jumper-less Design
Battery-less Motherboard
Full-range CPU core voltage
Support 100MHz FSB and Clock Generator Up to 153 MHz for Overclocker
АРМ Suspend To Hard Drive
ACPI Suspend To Hard Drive
Turbo AGP
AC Power Auto Recovery
Zero Voltage Wake On Modem
Wake On LAN
Wake On RTC Timer
Wake On Keyboard/Mouse
Keyboard & USB Resetable Fuse Protection
CPU and Housing Fan Monitoring
CPU Thermal Protection
System Voltage Monitoring
Support DMI Function
FCC DoC & CE Certification
AOpen Bonus Pack CD disc (Norton Antivirus Included)
Item Checklist
Please check if your package is complete according to the following checklist.
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IDE cables x 1
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Floppy drive cable x 1
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Universal Retention Module x 1
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AOpen Bonus Pack CD disc x 1
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Quick Installation Guide x 1
AOpen MX6B EZ
Jumper and Connector Locations:
MODEM-CN
CD-IN
CniFANl
m
Ef
WOM
JPM
Back Panel:
PS/2 Mouse
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PS/2 Keyboard
Г
COM1
Jumpers:
JP14:
JP23
JP28
Clear CMOS
AGP Ratio
Keyboard/Mouse Wake Up
Onboard Connectors:
PWR2:
FDC:
IDE1:
IDE2:
CPUFAN1:
FAN1:
IrDA:
PANEL:
CD-IN:
MODEM-CN:
WOM:
WOL:
ATX power connector
Floppy drive connector
IDE1 primary channel
IDE2 secondary channel
CPU Fan connector
Housing Fan connector
IrDA (Infrared) connector
Front panel (Multifunction) connector
CD-audio connector
Mono in (Pin 1-2) and Mic out (Pin 3-4)
Wake On Modem connector
Wake On LAN connector
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Quick Installation Guide
Hardware installation
Please follow the steps below to configure your motherboard.
1. Plugging CPU and Connecting C P U F a n
— I ' l — 1 ' U LI
Plug in the fan cable to the 3-pin CPUFAN1 or FAN1
connector. Both of these two fan connectors support
hardware monitoring function, however, you can only
use the CPU FAN connector to control the fan power
ON/OFF.
2. Setting AGP Frequency
According to the CPU you use, 66MHz AGP frequency is automatically determined by chipset.
But this jumper can be used to manually decide AGP frequency when you are overclocking. We
recommend choosing a better AGP card for 1/1 AGP turbo overclocking. Some AGP card can not
support 100MHz bus frequency.
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JP23
1 r—j|2
3 |°|°U
5 ^ 6
Auto
(Default)
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JP23
1 оо 2
3
4
5 оо 6
JP23
1 lOlQl 2
3 |о|о| 4
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2/3
1/1
3. Connecting Front Panel Cable
Attach the power LED, keylock, speaker, and reset switch connectors to the corresponding pins. If
you enable "Suspend Mode" item in BIOS Setup, the ACPI & Power LED will keep flashing while
the system is in suspend mode.
Locate the power switch cable from your housing. It is 2-pin female connector from the housing
front panel. Plug this connector to the soft-power switch connector marked SPWR.
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Keylock
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IDE LED
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Speaker
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SPWR
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Power LED
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Reset
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4. Plug memory module and FDC and IDE cables.
Be careful of the pin1 orientation. Wrong orientation may cause system damage. Please refer to
the diagram on page 2.
The DIMM types supported are SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) only. This motherboard has three
168 pin DIMM sockets (Dual-in-line Memory Module) that allow you to install system memory up to
512MB. In case you install SDRAMs on DIMM2 and DIMM3 at the same time, it is crucial to
identify single/double side. For this configuration, only single side SDRAMs are acceptable.
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Warning: This motherboard does not support Registered SDRAMs and EDO DRAMs.
Warning: If you install two double-side
DIMM1 &DIMM2 or DIMM1 &DIMM3.
SDRAMs,
the possible
combinations
are
5. Power On and Load BIOS Setup Default
To enter the BIOS Setup, press II PEL I during POST (Power-On Self Test). Choose "Load Setup
Defaults" for recommended optimal performance. Please avoid of using "Load Turbo Defaults",
unless you're sure your system components (CPU, DRAM, HDD, etc.) are good enough for turbo
setting. For detailed information, refer to "AWARD BIOS" section in the online user's manual.
6. Setting CPU Core Voltage
This motherboard supports Pentium II / Pentium III / Celeron VID function, the CPU core voltage is
automatically detected, the range is from 1.3V to 3.5V.
7. Setting CPU Frequency
The CPU frequency selection is set by going into:
BIOS Setup -> Chipset Features Setup -> CPU Clock Ratio
BIOS Setup -> Chipset Features Setup -> CPU Clock Frequency
Ratio
1.5x, 2x, 2.5x, 3x, 3.5x, 4x, 4.5x, 5x, 5.5x, 6x, 6.5x, 7x, 7.5x and 8x
External Bus Clock
66.8, 75, 83.3, 100, 103, 112, 124/31,124/41, 133/33, 133/44, 138, 143,
148 and 153 MHz
Core frequency = Ratio * External bus clock
Pentium II
CPU Core Frequency
Ratio
External Bus Clock
Pentium
Pentium
Pentium
Pentium
Pentium
Pentium
Pentium
233MHz
266MHz
300MHz
333MHz
350MHz
400MHz
450MHz
3.5x
4x
4.5x
5x
3.5x
4x
4.5x
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
100MHz
100MHz
100MHz
II233
II266
II300
II333
II350
II400
II450
(Deschutes)
(Deschutes)
(Deschutes)
(Deschutes)
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Pentium III
CPU Core Frequency
Ratio
External Bus Clock
Pentium III 450
Pentium III 500
Pentium III 550
450MHz =
500MHz =
550MHz =
4.5x
5x
5.5x
100MHz
100MHz
100MHz
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Quick Installation Guide
Celeron
Celeron
Celeron
Celeron
Celeron
Celeron
Celeron
Celeron
Celeron
Celeron
266
300
300A
333
366
400
433
466
500
CPU Core Frequency
Ratio
External Bus Clock
266MHz=
300МНг=
300MHz=
333MHz=
366MHz=
400MHz=
433MHzr=
466MHz^
500MHz=
4x
4.5x
4.5x
5x
5.5x
6x
6.5x
7x
7.5x
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
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Tip: If your system hangs or fails to boot because of over-clocking, simply use <Home>
key to restore to the default setting (233MHz). Press <Home> key first and then press
power button at the same time. Note that do not release <Home> key until POST screen
appears.
Warning: INTEL 440ZX/BX chipset supports a maximum of 100MHz FSB. the higher
clock settings are for internal test only. These settings exceed the specification of the
chipset, which may cause serious system damage.
8. Onboard Sound Chip
This motherboard comes with an ESS Solo-1 sound chip onboard. You can find the audio driver
from the AOpen Bonus Pack CD disc.
Please run X:\Mx6bez\Sound\Setup.exe
AOpen MX6B EZ
The following sections are not a must to install this motherboard, they are list here for your
reference.
Eliminate "?" Marks in Win95
Win95 can not recognize this chipset, because it was released before Intel 440ZX/BX. You can run
AOchip.exe from AOpen Bonus Pack to eliminate the "?" marks.
installing Bus Master IDE Driver
There is no need to install Bus Master IDE driver to support Ultra DMA/33 hard disk. If you need
this driver, you can find it in the AOpen Bonus Pack CD disc or our web. Run setup.exe directly to
install this program.
Warning: Installing this Bus Master IDE driver may cause Suspend to Hard Drive failure.
How to Upgrade BIOS?
AOpen Easy Flash is more user friendly than traditional flash method. The BIOS binary file and
flash routine are combined together and you simply run a single file to complete the flash process.
1. Get new BIOS upgrade program from AOpen's web site. For example, 6BEZ200.EXE. It is
recommended to save it to a bootable DOS floppy diskette for error recovery.
2. Reboot the system to DOS mode without loading any memory handler (such as EMM386) or
device driver. It needs around 520K free memory space.
3. Execute A:> 6BEZ200
DO NOT turn off the power during FLASH PROCESS.
4. Reboot the system by turn off the power after flash is completed.
5. Reload the "BIOS SETUP DEFAULT' and reconfigure other items as previous set. Save & Exit.
Done!
Note: The upgrade of new BIOS will permanently replace your original BIOS content after flashing.
The original BIOS setting and Win95/Win98 PnP information will be refreshed and you probably
need to re-configure your system.
Note: If you encounter BIOS flash fail, use PCI VGA card to check if it can be boot from floppy and
flash again.
How to Clear CMOS
JP14
1-2
2-3
Clear CMOS
Normal operation
(default)
Clear CMOS
You need to clear the CMOS if you forget your system
password. To clear the CMOS, follow below procedures:
JP14
1
2
3
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Normal Operation
(default)
1. Turn off the system and unplug the AC power.
2. Remove ATX power cable from connector PWR2.
3. Locate JP14 and short pins 2-3 for a few seconds.
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JP14
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Clear CMOS
Quick Installation Guide
4.
5.
Return JP14 to its normal setting by shorting pins 1-2.
Connect ATX power cable back to connector PWR2.
Hardware Monitoring
You can install Hardware Monitoring Utility to monitor CPU temperature, fans and system
voltage, etc. For more information, please see the online manual in AOpen Bonus Pack CD disc.
АРМ & ACPI Suspend to HDD
With this function, you can resume your original work directly from hard disk without go through
the Win95 booting process and run your application again. For more information, please refer to
the online manual in AOpen Bonus Pack CD disc.
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Troubleshooting
If you encounter any trouble to boot your system, follow the procedures accordingly to resolve the
problem.
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Quick Installation Guide
Technical Support
Dear Customers:
Thanks of choosing AOpen products. Provide best and fast service to our customer is our first
priority, but we receive numerous emails and phone calls worldwide everyday, it is very hard for
us to serve everyone on time. We recommend you follow below procedures to seek help before
contact us. With your help, we can then continue to provide the best quality service to more
customers.
Thanks very much for your understanding!
AOpen Technical Supporting Team
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Online Manual: The complete manual is in the companion CD disc - AOpen Bonus Pack.
You can choose "Online Manual" item from the autorun program to see the electronic files, or
you can open the file X:\Mx6bez\Manual\English\content.pdf. (Where X: means your CDROM
drive letter.)
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Test Report: There is a detail compatibility and reliability test report in AOpen Bonus Pack
and web page http://www.aopen.com.tw/tech/report/default.htm. It is recommended to choose
card/device from this list. To see the test report, please choose "Test Report" item from the
autorun program or open the file X:\Homepage\tech\report\default.htm.
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FAQ: This AOpen Bonus Pack CD disc includes a lot of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
To read these FAQs, please choose "FAQ" item from the autorun program or open the file
X:\Homepage\tech\faq\default.htm.
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AOpen Homepage: There is a lot of useful information in our web site, such as jumper
settings, latest BIOS, drivers, and more FAQs. Visit our homepage to see if there is the
answer of your problem.
Taiwan
http://www.aopen.com.tw
USA
http://www.aopenusa.com
Europe
http://www.aopen.nl
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AOpen News Group: There are many news groups discussing AOpen products, your
problem probably had been answered by our support engineer or professional users on these
news groups. You may jump into these groups from http://www.aopen.com.tw/
tech/readnews.htm, or subscribe these news groups from our free news server
news.aopen.com.tw.
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Contact Distributors/Resellers: We sell our products through resellers and integrators.
They should know your system configuration very well and should be able to solve your
problem more efficiently than us. We believe they will be very glad to serve you. After all,
their attitude of service is an important reference for you if next time you want to buy
something else from them.
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Contact Us: If the problem still can not be solved, contact us for seeking technical support
from http://www.aopen.com.tw/tech/techglb.htm.
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