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MEL-C
Socket 370 Motherboard
USER’S MANUAL
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CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION .............................................................................. 7
How this manual is organized ............................................................. 7
Item Checklist ..................................................................................... 7
II. FEATURES ....................................................................................... 8
The ASUS MEL-C Motherboard ........................................................ 8
Parts of the ASUS MEL-C Motherboard .......................................... 11
III. HARDWARE SETUP .................................................................... 12
ASUS MEL-C Motherboard Layout ................................................. 12
Hardware Setup Steps ....................................................................... 14
1. Motherboard Settings .................................................................... 14
2. System Memory (DIMM) ............................................................. 17
DIMM Memory Installation .................................................. 18
3. Central Processing Unit (CPU) .................................................... 19
4. Expansion Cards ........................................................................... 21
Expansion Card Installation Procedure ................................. 21
Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards .................................... 21
Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards .............................. 22
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) ......................................... 22
5. External Connectors ..................................................................... 23
Power Connection Procedures .......................................................... 33
Flash Memory Writer Utility ............................................................ 34
IV. BIOS SETUP ................................................................................... 34
Main Menu .................................................................................. 34
Managing and Updating Your Motherboard’s BIOS ................... 36
6. BIOS Setup .................................................................................. 37
Load Defaults ........................................................................ 38
Standard CMOS Setup ................................................................ 38
Details of Standard CMOS Setup: ......................................... 38
BIOS Features Setup ................................................................... 41
Details of BIOS Features Setup ............................................. 41
Chipset Features Setup ................................................................ 44
Details of Chipset Features Setup .......................................... 44
Power Management Setup ........................................................... 47
Details of Power Management Setup .................................... 47
PNP and PCI Setup ..................................................................... 50
Details of PNP and PCI Setup ............................................... 50
Load BIOS Defaults .................................................................... 52
Load Setup Defaults .................................................................... 52
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CONTENTS
Supervisor Password and User Password ................................... 53
IDE HDD Auto Detection ........................................................... 54
Save & Exit Setup ....................................................................... 55
Exit Without Saving .................................................................... 55
V. SOFTWARE SETUP ...................................................................... 59
VI. SOFTWARE REFERENCE ......................................................... 65
VII. APPENDIX .................................................................................... 78
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FCC & DOC COMPLIANCE
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s 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 following measures:
•
•
•
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Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! Be sure that there is sufficient air circulation across the processor’s
heatsink by regularly checking that your CPU fan is working. Without sufficient
circulation, the processor could overheat and damage both the processor and the
motherboard. You may install an auxiliary fan, if necessary.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
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I. INTRODUCTION
I. INTRODUCTION
Sections/Checklist
How this manual is organized
This manual is divided into the following sections:
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
VII.
Introduction
Features
Hardware Setup
BIOS Setup
Software Setup
Software Reference
Appendix
Manual information and checklist
Information and specifications concerning this product
Instructions on setting up the motherboard
Instructions on setting up the BIOS software
Instructions on setting up the included support software
Reference material for the included support software
Information on available optional hardware
Item Checklist
Check that your package is complete. If you discover damaged or missing items,
please contact your retailer.
(1) ASUS Motherboard
(1) IDE ribbon cable for master and slave drives
(1) Ribbon cable for (1) 5.25” and (2) 3.5” floppy disk drives
(1) Bag of spare jumper caps
(1) Support CD with drivers and utilities
(1) This Motherboard User’s Manual
ASUS IrDA-compliant infrared module (optional)
ASUS PCI-L101 Wake-On-LAN 10/100 Fast Ethernet Card (optional)
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II. FEATURES
The ASUS MEL-C Motherboard
II. FEATURES
Features
The ASUS MEL-C motherboard is carefully designed for the demanding PC user
who wants many intelligent features in a small package.
Specifications:
• Intel Processor Support: Supports Intel Celeron processors (300MHz and faster)
designed for the Socket 370 and packaged in a Plastic Pin Grid Array (PPGA).
• Intel AGPset: Features Intel’s 440LX AGPset with a 66MHz Front Side Bus
and I/O subsystems.
• Enhanced ACPI & Anti-Boot Virus BIOS: Programmable BIOS (Flash
EEPROM), offering enhanced ACPI for Windows 98 compatibility, built-in firmware-based virus protection, and autodetection of most devices for virtually automatic setup.
• Versatile Memory: Equipped with three DIMM sockets to support Intel PC66compliant SDRAMs (8, 16, 32, 64, 128, or 256MB) up to 768MB.
• AGP Slot: Supports an Accelerated Graphics Port card for high performance,
component level interconnect targeted at 3D graphical display applications supporting a 1X or 2X mode bus.
• Onboard Audio (optional): Features an ESS Solo-1 32-bit PCI audio onboard.
Includes a complete online help to guide you through the audio software.
• PCI & ISA Expansion: Provides four 32-bit PCI and two 16-bit ISA expansion
slots.
• Wake-On-LAN Connector: Supports Wake-On-LAN activity through an optional ASUS PCI-L101 Fast Ethernet card or a similar ethernet card.
• SB-Link™: Features Creative’s SB-Link™, allowing SB16 compatibility, using Intel’s PC-PCI and serialized IRQ protocols, to AWE64D or compatible PCI
audio cards.
• Super Multi-I/O: Provides two high-speed UART compatible serial ports and
one parallel port with EPP and ECP capabilities.
• Desktop Management Interface (DMI): Supports DMI through BIOS, which
allows hardware to communicate within a standard protocol creating a higher
level of compatibility. (Requires DMI-enabled components.)
• Ultra DMA/33 BM IDE: Comes with an onboard PCI Bus Master IDE controller
with two connectors that support four IDE devices in two channels, supports Ultra
DMA/33, PIO Modes 3 and 4 and Bus Master IDE DMA Mode 2, and supports
Enhanced IDE devices, such as Tape Backup, CD-ROM, and LS-120 drives.
• Easy Installation: Equipped with BIOS that supports autodetection of hard
drives, PS/2 mouse, and Plug and Play devices to make setup of hard drives,
expansion cards, and other devices virtually automatic.
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II. FEATURES
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•
IrDA: Supports an optional infrared port module for wireless interface.
Quick Adjustments: Changing CPU and onboard features settings is a snap
with easy-to-access DIP switches.
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II. FEATURES
Features
Performance:
• ACPI Ready: ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) is also implemented on all ASUS smart series motherboards. ACPI provides more Energy
Saving Features for future operating systems (OS) supporting OS Direct Power
Management (OSPM) functionality. With these features implemented in the OS,
PCs can be ready around the clock, yet satisfy all the energy saving standards.
To fully utilize the benefits of ACPI, an ACPI-supported OS such as the successor of Windows 95 must be used.
• Double the IDE Transfer Speed: IDE transfers using UltraDMA/33 Bus Master IDE can handle rates up to 33MB/sec. The best of all is that this new technology is compatible with existing ATA-2 IDE specifications so there is no need to
upgrade current hard drives or cables.
• Concurrent PCI: Concurrent PCI allows multiple PCI transfers from PCI master buses to memory to CPU.
• PC’98 Compliant: Both the BIOS and hardware levels of the motherboard meets
PC’98 compliancy. The new PC’98 requirements for systems and components are
based on the following high-level goals: Support for Plug and Play compatibility
and power management for configuring and managing all system components,
and 32-bit device drivers and installation procedures for Windows 95/98/NT.
• SDRAM Optimized Performance: ASUS smart series motherboards support
the new generation memory, Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
(SDRAM), which increases the data transfer rate to 528MB/s max using SDRAM.
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II. FEATURES
II. FEATURES
Features
Intelligent Features:
• Dual Function Power Button: The system can be in one of two states, one is
Sleep mode and the other is the Soft-Off mode. Pushing the power button for
less than 4 seconds places the system into Sleep mode. When the power button
is pressed for more than 4 seconds, it enters the Soft-Off mode.
• Remote Ring On (requires modem): This allows a computer to be turned on
remotely through an internal or external modem. With this benefit on-hand, any
user can access vital information from their computer from anywhere in the world!
• Message LED (requires ACPI OS support): Chassis LEDs now act as information providers. Through the way a particular LED illuminates, the user can
determine the stage the computer is in. A simple glimpse provides useful information to the user.
• Keyboard Power Up: Keyboard Power Up can be enabled or disabled to allow
the computer to be powered on by pressing the space bar on the keyboard.
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II. FEATURES
Parts of the ASUS MEL-C Motherboard
ATX Power
Connector
Socket 370
Intel 440LX
AGPset
3 DIMM Sockets
IDE1 & 2
II. FEATURES
Motherboard Parts
T: PS/2 Mouse
B: PS/2 Keyboard
T: USB 1
B: USB 2
B: COM 1
T: Parallel/Printer
B: Serial Ports
B: COM 2
T: Joystick/Midi
B: Out/In/Mic
(Optional)
ESS Solo-1 Audio
(Optional)
AGP Port
Multi-I/O Chip
Programmable
Flash EEPROM
4 PCI Slots
2 ISA Slots
SB-LinkTM Wake-On-LAN
Connector
Connector
Intel PIIX4 PCIset
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DIP
Wake-On-Ring
Switches
Connector
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ASUS MEL-C Motherboard Layout
CPU_FAN
PS/2
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
III. H/W SETUP
Motherboard Layout
5 4
Line
Out
AUX CD2 CD1
CLRTC
Line
In
Mic
In
GAME/AUDIO
COM2
SECONDARY IDE
DIMM Socket 3 (64/72 bit, 168 pin module)
3 2
Intel
440LX
AGPset
PRIMARY IDE
DIMM Socket 2 (64/72 bit, 168 pin module)
Row 1 0
PARALLEL PORT
COM1
DIMM Socket 1 (64/72 bit, 168 pin module)
Socket 370
ATX Power Conenctor
KBPWR
USB
T: Port 1
B: Port 2
PWR_FAN
MODEM
ESS
Audio
Chipset
Accelerated Graphics Port
PCI Slot 1
FLOPPY
MultiI/O
Chip
PCI Slot 2
CHA_FAN
WOL_CON
2Mbit Flash EEPROM
(Programmable BIOS)
DIP
Switches
Intel
PIIX4
Chipset
PCI Slot 3
PCI Slot 4
WOR
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
SBLINK
ISA Slot 1
IDELED
SMB
ISA Slot 2
(Grayed items are optional at the time of purchase.)
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PANEL
III. HARDWARE SETUP
Motherboard Settings
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
KBPWR
DIP5
DIP6
DIP1,2,3
DIP7,8,9,10
p. 14 Keyboard Power Up (Enable/Disable)
p. 15 Onboard Audio Setting
p. 15 VIO Setting
p. 16 CPU Bus Frequency
p. 16 CPU Core:Bus Frequency Multiple
Expansion Slots
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
DIMM1,2,3
Socket 370
SLOT1, SLOT2
PCI1,2,3,4
AGP
p. 17 168-Pin DIMM Memory Support
p. 19 Central Processing Unit (CPU) Socket
p. 21 16-bit ISA Bus Expansion Slots*
p. 22 32-bit PCI Bus Expansion Slots
p. 22 Accelerated Graphics Port
Connectors
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Layout Contents
1) PS2KBMS
p. 23 PS/2 Mouse Connector (6-pin female)
2) PS2KBMS
p. 23 PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6-pin female)
3) USB
p. 24 Universal Serial BUS Ports 1 & 2 (Two 4-pin female)
4) PRINTER
p. 24 Parallel Port Connector (25-pin female)
5) COM1, COM2
p. 24 Serial Port COM1 and COM2 Connectors (9-pin male)
6) GAME_AUDIO
p. 25 Joystick/Midi Connector (15-pin female) (optional)
7) GAME_AUDIO
p. 25 Audio Port Connectors (Three 1/8” female) (optional)
8) ATXPWR
p. 25 ATX Power Supply Connector (20 pins)
9) PRIMARY/SECONDARY IDE p. 26 Primary/Secondary IDE Connectors (Two 40-1pins)
10) FLOPPY
p. 26 Floppy Disk Drive Connector (34-1pins)
11) CHA_, CPU_, PWR_FAN p. 27 Chassis, CPU, Power Supply Fan Connectors (Three 3-pin)
12) WOL_CON
p. 27 Wake-On-LAN Connector (3 pins)
13) WOR
p. 28 Wake-On-Ring Connector (2 pins)
14) IR
p. 28 IrDA-Compliant Infrared Module Connector (5 pins)
15) IDELED
p. 29 IDE LED Activity Light (2 pins)
16) SBLINK
p. 29 SB-LinkTM Connector (6-1 pins)
17) MODEM
p. 29 Modem Card Voice In Connector (4 pins)
18) SMB
p. 30 SMBus Connector (5-1 pins)
19) AUX/CD1/CD2
p. 30 Stereo Audio In Connectors (Three 4-pin)
20) MSG.LED (PANEL)
p. 31 System Message LED (2 pins)
21) SMI (PANEL)
p. 31 SMI Switch Lead (2 pins)
22) PWR.SW (PANEL)
p. 31 ATX Power & Soft-Off Switch Lead (2 pins)
23) RESET (PANEL)
p. 31 Reset Switch Lead (2 pins)
24) PWR.LED (PANEL)
p. 31 System Power LED Lead (3-1 pins)
25) KEYLOCK (PANEL)
p. 31 Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (2 pins)
26) SPEAKER (PANEL)
p. 31 System Warning Speaker Connector (4 pins)
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Hardware Setup Steps
Before using your computer, you must complete the following steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Check Motherboard Settings
Install Memory Modules
Install the Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Install Expansion Cards
Connect Ribbon Cables, Panel Wires, and Power Supply
Setup the BIOS Software
1. Motherboard Settings
III. H/W SETUP
Motherboard Settings
WARNING! Computer motherboards, baseboards and components, such as SCSI
cards, contain very delicate Integrated Circuit (IC) chips. To protect them against
damage from static electricity, you should follow some precautions whenever you
work on your computer.
1. Unplug your computer when working on the inside.
2. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do
not have one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a
metal object, such as the power supply case.
3. Hold components by the edges and try not to touch the IC chips, leads or
connectors, or other components.
4. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with
the component whenever the components are separated from the system.
1. Keyboard Power Up (3-pin KBPWR)
This allows you to disable or enable the keyboard power up function. Set this
jumper to Enable if you wish to use your keyboard (by pressing the spacebar) to
power up your computer. This feature requires an ATX power supply that can
supply at least 300mA on the +5VSB lead. The default is set to Disable because
not all computers have the appropriate ATX power supply. Your computer will
not power on if you set this to Enable and if you do not have the right ATX
power supply.
KBPWR
3
2
1
Disable
(Default)
KBPWR
3
2
1
Enable
MEL-C Keyboard Power Up
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Motherboard Feature Settings (DIP Switches)
The motherboard’s onboard features can be adjusted through the DIP switches. The
white block represents the switch’s position. The example below shows all the
switches in the OFF position.
OFF
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
<Frequency Selector
<Frequency Selector
<Frequency Selector
<Reserved
<Onboard Audio Setting
<VIO Setting
<Frequency Multiple Selector
<Frequency Multiple Selector
<Frequency Multiple Selector
<Frequency Multiple Selector
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Motherboard Settings
MEL-C DIP Switch
2. Onboard Audio Setting (DIP5)
The onboard audio can be turned ON or OFF using DIP5.
Disable
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
MEL-C Audio Setting
Enable
3. VIO Setting (DIP6)
The onboard voltage regulator allows you to select the voltage supplied to the
DRAM, chipset, AGP, and the CPU’s I/O buffer. IMPORTANT! Setting this
jumper to Add 0.1 Volt may cause your system to become unstable. It is strongly
recommended that you leave this jumper on its default setting of Normal (3.5V).
Normal
Add 0.1Volt
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
MEL-C VIO Setting
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4. CPU External (BUS) Frequency Selection (DIP1, 2, 3)
These DIP switches tell the clock generator what frequency to send to the CPU.
These allow the selection of the CPU’s External frequency (or BUS Clock). The
BUS Clock times the BUS Ratio equals the CPU's Internal frequency (the advertised CPU speed).
CPU/AGP →
PCI BUS →
83MHz
41MHz
68MHz
34MHz
75MHz
37MHz
66MHz
33MHz
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
MEL-C CPU BUS Frequency Selection
III. H/W SETUP
Motherboard Settings
5. CPU to BUS Frequency Multiple (DIP7, 8, 9, 10)
These DIP switches set the frequency multiple between the Internal frequency
of the CPU and the External frequency (called the BUS Clock) within the CPU.
3.0x(3/1) 3.5x(7/2) 4.0x(4/1) 4.5x(9/2) 5.0x(5/1) 5.5x(11/2) 6.0x(6/1) 6.5x(13/2) 7.0x(7/1) 7.5x(15/2) 8.0x(8/1)
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
MEL-C CPU : BUS Frequency Multiple
Set the DIP switches by the Internal speed of your processor as follows:
Intel CPU Model
Celeron (PPGA)
Celeron (PPGA)
Celeron (PPGA)
Celeron (PPGA)
Celeron (PPGA)
Celeron (PPGA)
16
Speed
466MHz
433MHz
400MHz
366MHz
333MHz
300MHz
Mult
7.0x
6.5x
6.0x
5.5x
5.0x
4.5x
Freq.
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
(BUS Frequency)
DIP1 DIP2 DIP3
[OFF] [OFF] [OFF]
[OFF] [OFF] [OFF]
[OFF] [OFF] [OFF]
[OFF] [OFF] [OFF]
[OFF] [OFF] [OFF]
[OFF] [OFF] [OFF]
(Frequency Multiple)
DIP7 DIP8 DIP9 DIP10
[ON] [OFF] [ON] [OFF]
[OFF] [ON] [ON] [OFF]
[ON] [ON] [ON] [OFF]
[OFF] [OFF] [OFF] [ON]
[ON] [OFF] [OFF] [ON]
[OFF] [ON] [OFF] [ON]
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2. System Memory (DIMM)
NOTE: No hardware or BIOS setup is required after adding or removing memory.
This motherboard uses only Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMMs). Sockets are
available for 3.3Volt (power level) unbuffered Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM) of either 8, 16, 32, 64, 128MB, or 256MB. One side (with
memory chips) of the DIMM takes up one row on the motherboard.
To utilize the chipset’s Error Checking and Correction (ECC) feature, you must use a
DIMM module with 9 chips per side (standard 8 chips/side + 1 parity chip) and make
the proper settings in BIOS Chipset Features Setup of BIOS SETUP.
Memory speed setup is recommended through SDRAM Configuration under “Chipset
Features Setup” in BIOS SETUP.
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System Memory
WARNING! Memory modules must have 18 chips or less. Memory modules with
more than 18 chips exceed specifications and may cause unstable operation.
Install memory in any combination as follows:
DIMM Location
168-pin DIMM
Total Memory
Socket 1 (Rows 0&1)
SDRAM 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256MB
x1
Socket 2 (Rows 2&3)
SDRAM 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256MB
x1
Socket 3 (Rows 4&5)
SDRAM 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256MB
x1
Total System Memory (Max 768MB)
=
General DIMM Notes
• Two possible memory chips are supported: SDRAM with and without ECC.
• SDRAM chips are generally thinner with higher pin density than EDO (Extended Data Output) chips.
• BIOS shows SDRAM memory on bootup screen.
• 8 chips/side modules do not support ECC, only 9 chips/side modules support ECC.
• Single-sided DIMMs come in 16, 32, 64,128MB; double-sided come in 32, 64,
128, 256MB.
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DIMM Memory Installation
Insert the module(s) as shown. Because the number of pins are different on either
side of the breaks, the module will only fit in the orientation as shown. DIMM
modules are longer and have different pin contact on each side and therefore have a
higher pin density. SIMM modules have the same pin contact on both sides.
III. H/W SETUP
System Memory
FRONT
20 Pins 60 Pins 88 Pins
Lock
MEL-C 168-Pin DIMM Sockets
The DIMMs must be 3.3V Unbuffered for this motherboard. To determine the DIMM
type, check the notches on the DIMMs (see figure below).
168-Pin DIMM Notch Key Definitions (3.3V)
DRAM Key Position
Unbuffered
RFU
Buffered
Voltage Key Position
Reserved
5.0V
3.3V
The notches on the DIMM module will shift between left, center, or right to identify
the type and also to prevent the wrong type from being inserted into the DIMM slot on
the motherboard. You must ask your retailer the correct DIMM type before purchasing. This motherboard supports four clock signals.
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3. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard provides a ZIF Socket 370. The CPU that came with the motherboard should have a fan attached to it to prevent overheating. If this is not the case
then purchase a fan before you turn on your system.
WARNING! Be sure that there is sufficient air circulation across the processor’s
heatsink by regularly checking that your CPU fan is working. Without sufficient
circulation, the processor could overheat and damage both the processor and the
motherboard. You may install an auxiliary fan, if necessary.
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CPU
To install a CPU, first turn off your system and remove its cover. Locate the ZIF
socket and open it by first pulling the lever sideways away from the socket then
upwards to a 90-degree right angle. Insert the CPU with the correct orientation as
shown. The notched corner should point towards the end the of the lever. Because
the CPU has a corner pin for two of the four corners, the CPU will only fit in the one
orientation as shown. The picture is for reference only; you should have a CPU fan
that will cover the face of the CPU. With the added weight of the CPU fan, no force
is required to insert the CPU. Once completely inserted, close the socket’s lever
while holding down the CPU.
NOTE: Set the bus frequency and multiple for your Socket 370 processor.
Socket 370 CPU (Top) Socket 370 CPU (Bottom)
Notch
MEL-C Socket 370
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4. Expansion Cards
WARNING! Make sure that you unplug your power supply when adding or
removing expansion cards or other system components. Failure to do so may
cause severe damage to both your motherboard and expansion cards.
Expansion Card Installation Procedure
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Expansion Cards
1. Read the documentation for your expansion card and make any necessary hardware or software settings for your expansion card, such as jumpers.
2. Remove your computer system’s cover and the bracket plate on the slot you
intend to use. Keep the bracket for possible future use.
3. Carefully align the card’s connectors and press firmly.
4. Secure the card on the slot with the screw you removed above.
5. Replace the computer system’s cover.
6. Set up the BIOS if necessary
(such as IRQ xx Used By ISA: Yes in PNP AND PCI SETUP)
7. Install the necessary software drivers for your expansion card.
Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards
Some expansion cards need to use an IRQ to operate. Generally, an IRQ must be
exclusively assigned to one use. In a standard design, there are 16 IRQs available
but most of them are already in use, leaving 6 IRQs free for expansion cards. If your
motherboard has PCI audio onboard, an extra IRQ will be used, leaving 5 IRQs
free. If your motherboard has ISA audio onboard, an extra 3 IRQs will be used,
leaving 3 IRQs free.
Both ISA and PCI expansion cards may require to use IRQs. System IRQs are available to cards installed in the ISA expansion bus first, then any remaining IRQs are
available to PCI cards. Currently, there are two types of ISA cards. The original ISA
expansion card design, now referred to as legacy ISA cards, requires that you configure the card’s jumpers manually and then install it in any available slot on the ISA
bus. You may use the Microsoft Diagnostics (MSD.EXE) utility located in the Windows directory to see a map of your used and free IRQs. If you use Windows 95, the
Resources tab under Device Manager displays the resource settings being used by
a particular device (to gain access, double-click the System icon under the Control
Panel program). Ensure that no two devices share the same IRQs or your computer
will experience problems when those two devices are in use at the same time.
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To simplify this process this motherboard has complied with the Plug and Play (PNP)
specification which was developed to allow automatic system configuration whenever a PNP-compliant card is added to the system. For PNP cards, IRQs are assigned automatically from those available.
If the system has both Legacy and PNP ISA cards installed, IRQs are
assigned to PNP cards from those not used by Legacy cards. The PCI and PNP
configuration of the BIOS setup utility can be used to indicate which IRQs are being
used by Legacy cards. For older Legacy cards that does not work with the BIOS,
you can contact your vendor for an ISA Configuration Utility.
An IRQ number is automatically assigned to PCI expansion cards after those used
by Legacy and PNP ISA cards. In the PCI bus design, the BIOS automatically
assigns an IRQ to a PCI slot that has a card in it that requires an IRQ. To install a
PCI card, you need to set something called the INT (interrupt) assignment. Since all
the PCI slots on this motherboard use an INTA #, be sure that the jumpers on your
PCI cards are set to INT A.
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Expansion Cards
Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards
Some ISA cards, both legacy and PnP, may also need to use a DMA (Direct Memory
Access) channel. DMA assignments for this motherboard are handled the same way
as the IRQ assignment process described earlier. You can select a DMA channel in
the PCI and PnP configuration section of the BIOS Setup utility.
NOTE: The onboard audio by default uses DMA1.
IMPORTANT: To avoid conflicts, reserve the necessary IRQs and DMAs for legacy
ISA cards (under PNP AND PCI SETUP of BIOS SETUP, choose Yes in IRQ xx Used
By ISA and DMA x Used By ISA for those IRQs and DMAs you want to reserve).
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
This motherboard provides an accelerated graphics port (AGP) slot to support a new
generation of graphics cards with ultra-high memory bandwidth, such as an ASUS
3D hardware accelerator.
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5. External Connectors
WARNING! Some pins are used for connectors or power sources. These are
clearly distinguished from jumpers in the Motherboard Layout. Placing jumper
caps over these connector pins will cause damage to your motherboard.
IMPORTANT: Ribbon cables should always be connected with the red stripe on the
Pin 1 side of the connector. The four corners of the connectors are labeled on the
motherboard. Pin 1 is the side closest to the power connector on hard drives and
floppy drives. IDE ribbon cable must be less than 46 cm(18 in.), with the second drive
connector no more than 15 cm (6 in.) from the first connector.
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Connectors
1. PS/2 Mouse Connector (6-pin PS2KBMS)
The system will direct IRQ12 to the PS/2 mouse if one is detected. If not detected, expansion cards can use IRQ12. See “PS/2 Mouse Control” in BIOS
Features Setup of the BIOS SETUP.
PS/2 Mouse (6-pin Female)
2. PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6-pin PS2KBMS)
This connection is for a standard keyboard using an PS/2 plug (mini DIN). This
connector will not allow standard AT size (large DIN) keyboard plugs. You
may use a DIN to mini DIN adapter on standard AT keyboards.
PS/2 Keyboard (6-pin Female)
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3. Universal Serial BUS Ports 1 & 2 (Two 4-pin USB)
Two USB ports are available for connecting USB devices.
USB 1
Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2
4. Parallel Port Connector (25-pin PRINTER)
You can enable the parallel port and choose the IRQ through “Onboard Parallel
Port” in Chipset Features Setup of BIOS SETUP.
NOTE: Serial printers must be connected to the serial port.
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Parallel (Printer) Port (25-pin Female)
5. Serial Port Connectors (Two 9-pin COM1/COM2)
The two serial ports can be used for pointing devices or other serial devices. See
“Onboard Serial Port” in Chipset Features Setup of BIOS SETUP.
COM 1
COM 2
Serial Ports (9-pin Male)
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6. Joystick/Midi Connector (15-pin GAME_AUDIO)
You may connect game joysticks or game pads to this connector for playing
games. Connect MIDI devices for playing or editing audio.
Joystick/Midi (15-pin Female)
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7. Audio Port Connectors (Three 1/8” GAME_AUDIO)
Line Out can be connected to headphones or preferably powered speakers.
Line In allows tape players or other audio sources to be recorded by your computer or played through the Line Out. Mic allows microphones to be connected
for inputing voice.
Line Out Line In Mic
1/8" Stereo Audio Connectors
8. ATX Power Supply Connector (20-pin block ATXPWR)
This connector connects to an ATX power supply. The plug from the power supply will only insert in one orientation because of the different hole sizes. Find the
proper orientation and push down firmly making sure that the pins are aligned.
IMPORTANT: Make sure that your ATX power supply can supply at least 10mA
on the +5-volt standby lead (+5VSB). You may experience difficulty in powering on your system if your power supply cannot support the load. For Wake-OnLAN support, your ATX power supply must supply at least 720mA +5VSB.
+3.3Volts
-12.0Volts
Ground
Power Supply On
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5.0 Volts
+5.0 Volts
+5.0 Volts
+3.3 Volts
+3.3 Volts
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
Power Good
+5V Standby
+12.0Volts
MEL-C ATX Power Connector
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9. Primary / Secondary IDE connectors (Two 40-1pin IDE)
These connectors support the provided IDE hard disk ribbon cable.
After connecting the single end to the board, connect the two plugs at the other
end to your hard disk(s). If you install two hard disks, you must configure the
second drive to Slave mode by setting its jumper accordingly. Please refer to the
documentation of your hard disk for the jumper settings. BIOS now supports
SCSI device or IDE CD-ROM bootup (see “HDD Sequence SCSI/IDE First” &
“Boot Sequence” in BIOS Features Setup of BIOS SETUP) (Pin 20 is removed
to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using ribbon cables with
pin 20 plugged).
TIP: You may configure two hard disks to be both Masters using one ribbon
cable on the primary IDE connector and another ribbon cable on the secondary
IDE connector. You may install one operating system on an IDE drive and another on a SCSI drive and select the boot disk through BIOS Features Setup.
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Connectors
Secondary IDE Connector
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1
Primary IDE Connector
PIN 1
MEL-C IDE Connectors
10. Floppy Disk Drive Connector (34-1pin FLOPPY)
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After connecting the single end to the board, connect the two plugs on the other end to the
floppy drives. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using ribbon cables with pin 5 plugged).
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1
PIN 1
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11. Chassis, CPU , & Power Supply Fan Connectors (3-pin CHA_, CPU_, PWR_FAN)
These connectors support cooling fans of 500mAMP (6 Watts) or less. Orientate the fans so that the heat sink fins allow airflow to go across the onboard heat
sink(s) instead of the expansion slots. Depending on the fan manufacturer, the
wiring and plug may be different. The red wire should be positive, while the
black should be ground. Connect the fan’s plug to the board taking into consideration the polarity of the this connector. NOTE: The “Rotation” signal is to
be used only by a specially designed fan with rotation signal.
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Power Supply Fan
Rotation
+12V
GND
WARNING! The CPU and/or motherboard will overheat if there is no airflow
across the CPU and onboard heatsinks. Damage may occur to the motherboard
and/or the CPU fan if these pins are incorrectly used. These are not jumpers,
do not place jumper caps over these pins.
CPU Fan Power
GND
+12V
Rotation
Chassis Fan Power
GND
+12V
Rotation
MEL-C 12-Volt Cooling Fan Power
12. Wake-On-LAN Connector (3-pin WOL_CON)
These connector connects to LAN cards with a Wake-On-LAN output, such as the
ASUS PCI-L101 (see section on ASUS LAN Card). The connector powers up
the system when a wakeup packet or signal is received through the LAN card.
IMPORTANT: This feature requires that the WAKE On LAN Power Up Control is
set to Enabled (see Power Management Setup under BIOS SETUP) and that your
system has an ATX power supply with at least 720mA +5V standby power.
+5 Volt Standby PME
Ground
MEL-C Wake-On-LAN Connector
IMPORTANT: Requires an ATX power
supply with at least 720mA +5-volt
standby power
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13. Wake-On-Ring Connector (2-pin WOR)
These connector connects to internal modem cards with a Wake-On-Ring output.
The connector powers up the system when a ringup packet or signal is received
through the internal modem card. NOTE: For external modems, Wake-On-Ring
is detected through the COM port.
IMPORTANT: This feature requires that the PWR UP On Modem Act Power Up
Control is set to Enabled (see Power Management Setup under BIOS SETUP) and that
your system has an ATX power supply with at least 720mA +5V standby power.
WOR
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Pin 2 Ground Pin 1 PIXRI#
MEL-C Wake-On-Ring Connector
14. IrDA-Compliant infrared Module Connector (5-pin IR)
This connector supports the optional wireless transmitting and receiving infrared
module. This module mounts to a small opening on system cases that support this
feature. You must also configure the setting through “UART2 Use Infrared” in
Chipset Features Setup to select whether UART2 is directed for use with COM2
or IrDA. Use the five pins as shown on the Back View and connect a ribbon cable
from the module to the motherboard according to the pin definitions.
Front View
Back View
+5V IRRX IRTX
(NC) GND
+5V
IRTX
GND
(NC)
IRRX
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15. IDE Device Activity LED (2-pin IDELED)
This connector supplies power to the cabinet’s hard disk or IDE activity LED.
Read and write activity by devices connected to the Primary or Secondary IDE
connectors will cause the LED to light up.
TIP: If the case-mounted LED does not
light, try reversing the 2-pin plug.
IDELED
MEL-C IDE Activity LED
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16. SB-Link™ Connector (6-1 pin SBLINK)
If you have a Sound Blaster compatible PCI audio card, you must link it to this
connector. Otherwise, you will have compatibility issues under DOS environment.
NOTE: Pin 3 is removed to ensure the
correct orientation of the cable on it.
PC/PCI Request
Sideband Signal
2
4
6
Serial IRQ
DGND
PC/PCI Grant
Sideband Signal
DGND
1
5
MEL-C SB-Link™ Connector
17. Voice Modem In Connector (4-pin MODEM)
This connector allows the onboard audio to interface with a voice modem card.
It also allows the sharing of microphone and speaker between the onboard audio
and the voice modem card. NOTE: Your voice modem card requires a similar
connector to use this feature.
Modem-In
Ground
Ground
Modem-Out
MODEM
MEL-C Modem Card Voice In Connector
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+5V
Ground
SMBDATA
SMBCLK
18. SMBus Connector (5-1 pin SMB)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus devices. SMBus devices communicate by means of the SMBus with an SMBus host and/or other SMBus devices. The SMBus or System Management Bus is a specific implementation of
an I2C bus, which is a multi-master bus, that is, multiple chips can be connected
to the same bus and each one can act as a master by initiating data transfer.
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MEL-C SMBus Connector
19. Stereo Audio In Connectors (4-pin AUX, CD1, CD2)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from such sound sources
as a TV tuner or MPEG card.
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Right Audio Channel
AUX
CD1
CD2
NOTE: AUX is the same as CD1.
MEL-C Stereo Audio In Connectors
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Message LED
Reset
Ground
PLED
Keylock
Ground
Speaker
Connector
+5 V
TB_LED
ExtSMI#
Ground
PWR
+3VSB
+5 V
Power LED
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
Keyboard Lock
Reset SW
ATX Power
SMI Lead
Switch*
* Requires an ATX power supply.
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20. Message LED Lead (2-pin MSG.LED)
This indicates whether a message has been received from a fax/modem. The
LED will remain lit when there is no signal and blink when there is data transfer
or waiting in the inbox. This function requires ACPI OS and driver support.
21. System Management Interrupt Lead (2-pin SMI)
This allows the user to manually place the system into a suspend mode or “Green”
mode where system activity is decreased to save electricity and expand the life
of certain components when the system is not in use. This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted suspend switch. If you do not have a switch for the
connector, you may use the “Turbo Switch”. SMI is activated when it detects a
short to open moment and therefore leaving it shorted will not cause any problems. This may require one or two presses depending on the position of the
switch. Wake-up can be controlled by settings in the BIOS but the keyboard will
always allow wake-up (the SMI lead cannot wake up the system). If you want to
use this connector, set “Suspend Mode” under Power Management Setup of
BIOS SETUP section to the preferred time after which the system must go into
suspend mode when you press the switch.
22. ATX Power Switch / Soft Power Switch (2-pin PWR.SW)
The system power is controlled by a momentary switch connected to this lead.
Pressing the button once will switch the system between ON and SLEEP or ON
and SOFT OFF depending on the “PWR Button” setting under Power Management Setup of BIOS SETUP section. Pressing the switch while in the ON mode
for more than 4 seconds will turn the system off. The system power LED shows
the status of the system’s power.
23. Reset Switch Lead (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting
your computer without having to turn off your power switch. This is a preferred
method of rebooting to prolong the life of the system’s power supply.
24. System Power LED (3-1 pin PWR.LED)
This 3-1 pin connector connects the system power LED, which lights when the
system is powered on and blinks when it is in sleep mode.
25. Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (2-pin KEYLOCK)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted key switch to allow keyboard locking.
26. System Warning Speaker Connector (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker. You may leave this
disconnected if your motherboard has an onboard buzzer which can replace the
chassis speaker. When connected, you will hear system warnings though both
sources.
NOTE: Some sound cards allow you to connect to the system speaker signal so
that the warnings can be heard and adjusted through your multimedia system.
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Power Connection Procedures
1. After all connections are made, close the system case cover.
2. Be sure that all switches are OFF (in some systems, marked with ).
3. Connect the power supply cord into the power supply located on the back of
your system case according to your system user’s manual.
4. Connect the power cord into a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
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5. You may then turn ON your devices in the following order:
a. Your monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. Your system power. For ATX power supplies, you need to switch
ON the power supply as well as press the ATX power switch on the
front of the case.
6. The power LED on the front panel of the system case will light. For ATX power
supplies, the system LED will light when the ATX power switch is pressed. The
monitor LED may light up after the system’s if it complies with “green” standards or if it has a power standby feature. The system will then run power-on
tests. While the tests are running, additional messages will appear on the screen.
If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turn ON the
power, the system may have failed a power-ON test. Recheck your jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance.
7. During power-ON, hold down <Delete> to enter BIOS setup. Follow the instructions in the next section, BIOS SETUP.
* Powering Off your computer: You must first exit or shut down your operating
system before switching OFF the power switch. For ATX power supplies, you
can press the ATX power switch after exiting or shutting down your operating
system. If you use Windows 95, click the Start button, click Shut Down, and
then click Shut down the computer?. The power supply should turn off after
Windows shuts down.
NOTE: The message “You can now safely turn OFF your computer” will not
appear when shutting down with ATX power supplies.
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Flash Memory Writer Utility
AFLASH.EXE: This is the Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS by uploading
a new BIOS file to the programmable flash ROM chip on the motherboard. To determine the
BIOS version of your motherboard, check the last four numbers of the code displayed on the
upper left-hand corner of your screen during bootup. Larger numbers represent a newer BIOS
file. This file works only in DOS mode.
NOTE: The following screen displays are provided as examples only and may not reflect the
screen contents displayed on your system.
IV. BIOS
Flash Memory Writer
IMPORTANT! If “unknown” is displayed after Flash Memory:, the memory chip is
either not programmable or is not supported by the ACPI BIOS and therefore, cannot be
programmed by the Flash Memory Writer utility.
Main Menu
1. Save Current BIOS To File
This option allows you to save a
copy of the original motherboard
BIOS in case you need to reinstall it. It is recommended that
you save AFLASH.EXE and the
BIOS file to a bootable floppy
disk.
To save your current BIOS, type
[1] at the Main Menu and then
press <Enter>. The Save Current BIOS To File screen appears. Type a filename and the path, for example, A:\XXX-XX.XXX and then press <Enter>.
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2. Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD
This option updates the boot block, the baseboard BIOS, and the ACPI extended system configuration data (ESCD) parameter block from a new BIOS file. See the next page for procedures on downloading an updated BIOS file.
To update your current BIOS,
type [2] at the Main Menu and
then press <Enter>. The Update
BIOS Including Boot Block
and ESCD screen appears. Type
the filename of your new BIOS
and the path, for example,
A:\XXX-XX.XXX, and then
press <Enter>.
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Flash Memory Writer
When prompted to confirm the
BIOS update, press Y to start the
update.
The utility starts to program the
new BIOS information into the
flash ROM. When the programming is finished, Flashed
Successfully will be displayed.
Follow the onscreen instructions to continue.
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Managing and Updating Your Motherboard’s BIOS
Upon First Use of the Computer System
1. Create a bootable system floppy disk by typing [FORMAT A:/S] from the DOS
prompt without creating “AUTOEXEC.BAT” and “CONFIG.SYS” files.
2. Copy AFLASH.EXE to the just created boot disk.
3. Run AFLASH.EXE from this new disk and select option 1. Save Current BIOS
to File. See 1. Save Current BIOS To File on the previous page for more details and the rest of the steps.
Updating BIOS Procedures (only when necessary)
1. Download an updated ASUS BIOS file from the Internet (WWW or FTP) or a
BBS (Bulletin Board Service) (see ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION on page
3 for details) and save to the disk you created earlier.
2. Boot from the disk you created earlier.
3. At the “A:\” prompt, type AFLASH and then press <Enter>.
4. At the Main Menu, type 2 and then press <Enter>. See 2. Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD on the previous page for more details and the
rest of the steps.
IV. BIOS
Updating BIOS
WARNING! If you encounter problems while updating the new BIOS, DO NOT
turn OFF your system since this might prevent your system from booting up.
Just repeat the process, and if the problem still persists, update the original BIOS
file you saved to disk above. If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able to
successfully update a complete BIOS file, your system may not be able to boot
up. If this happens, your system will need service.
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6. BIOS Setup
The motherboard supports two programmable Flash ROM chips: 5-Volt and 12Volt. Either of these memory chips can be updated when BIOS upgrades are released. Use the Flash Memory Writer utility to download the new BIOS file into the
ROM chip as described in detail in this section.
All computer motherboards provide a Setup utility program for specifying the system configuration and settings. If your motherboard came in a computer system, the
proper configuration entries may have already been made. If so, invoke the Setup
utility, as described later, and take note of the configuration settings for future reference; in particular, the hard disk specifications.
If you are installing the motherboard, reconfiguring your system or you receive a
Run Setup message, you will need to enter new setup information. This section
describes how to configure your system using this utility.
IV. BIOS
BIOS Setup
The BIOS ROM of the system stores the Setup utility. When you turn ON the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. This
appears during the Power-On Self Test (POST). Press <Delete> to call up the Setup
utility. If you are a little bit late pressing the mentioned key(s), POST will continue
with its test routines, thus preventing you from calling up Setup. If you still need to
call Setup, reset the system by pressing <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing
the Reset button on the system case. You can also restart by turning the system OFF
and then back ON again. But do so only if the first two methods fail.
When you invoke Setup, the CMOS SETUP UTILITY main program screen will
appear with the following options:
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Load Defaults
The “Load BIOS Defaults” option loads the minimum settings for troubleshooting.
“Load Setup Defaults”, on the other hand, is for loading optimized defaults for
regular use. Choosing defaults at this level, will modify all applicable settings.
A section at the bottom of the above screen displays the control keys for this screen.
Take note of these keys and their respective uses. Another section just below the
control keys section displays information on the currently highlighted item in the list.
Standard CMOS Setup
The “Standard CMOS Setup” option allows you to record some basic system hardware configuration and set the system clock and error handling. If the motherboard
is already installed in a working system, you will not need to select this option
anymore. However, if the configuration stored in the CMOS memory on the board
gets lost or damaged, or if you change your system hardware configuration, you will
need to respecify the configuration values. The configuration values usually get lost
or corrupted when the power of the onboard CMOS battery weakens.
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Standard CMOS
The preceding screen provides you with a list of options. At the bottom of this screen
are the control keys for this screen. Take note of these keys and their respective uses.
User-configurable fields appear in a different color. If you need information on the
selected field, press <F1>. The help menu will then appear to provide you with the
information you need. The memory display at the lower right-hand side of the screen
is read-only and automatically adjusts accordingly.
Details of Standard CMOS Setup:
Date
To set the date, highlight the “Date” field and then press either <Page Up>/<Page Down>
or <+>/<–> to set the current date. Follow the month, day and year format. Valid values
for month, day and year are: Month: (1 to 12), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (up to 2079)
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Time
To set the time, highlight the “Time” field and then press either <Page Up>/<Page Down>
or <+>/<–> to set the current time. Follow the hour, minute and second format. Valid
values for hour, minute and second are: (Hour: (00 to 23), Minute: (00 to 59), Second:
(00 to 59).
NOTE: You can bypass the date and time prompts by creating an AUTOEXEC.BAT
file. For information on how to create this file, please refer to the MS-DOS manual.
Hard Disks
This field records the specifications for all non-SCSI hard disk drives installed in
your system. The onboard PCI IDE connectors provide Primary and Secondary channels for connecting up to four IDE hard disks or other IDE devices. Each channel
can support up to two hard disks; the first of which is the “master” and the second is
the “slave”.
Specifications for SCSI hard disks need not to be entered here since they operate
using device drivers and are not supported bythe BIOS. If you install other SCSI
controller cards, refer to their respective documentations on how to install the required SCSI drivers.
IV. BIOS
Standard CMOS
For IDE hard disk drive setup, you can:
• Use the Auto setting for detection during bootup.
• Use the IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION in the main menu to automatically
enter the drive specifications.
• Enter the specifications yourself manually by using the “User” option.
The entries for specifying the hard disk type include CYLS (number of cylinders),
HEAD (number of read/write heads), PRECOMP (write precompensation), LANDZ
(landing zone), SECTOR (number of sectors) and MODE. The SIZE field automatically adjusts according to the configuration you specify. The documentation
that comes with your hard disk should provide you with the information regarding
the drive specifications.
The MODE entry is for IDE hard disks only, and can be ignored for MFM and ESDI
drives. This entry provides three options: Normal, Large, LBA, or Auto (see below).
Set MODE to the Normal for IDE hard disk drives smaller than 528MB; set it to
LBA for drives over 528MB that support Logical Block Addressing (LBA) to allow
larger IDE hard disks; set it to Large for drives over 528MB that do not support
LBA. Large type of drive can only be used with MS-DOS and is very uncommon.
Most IDE drives over 528MB support the LBA mode.
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Auto detection of hard disks on bootup
For each field: Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master, and Secondary
Slave, you can select Auto under the TYPE and MODE fields. This will enable auto
detection of your IDE hard disk during bootup. This will allow you to change your
hard disks (with the power off) and then power ON without having to reconfigure
your hard disk type. If you use older hard disks that do not support this feature, then
you must configure the hard disk in the standard method as described earlier by the
“User” option.
NOTE: After the IDE hard disk drive information has been entered into BIOS, new
IDE hard disk drives must be partitioned (such as with FDISK) and then formatted
before data can be read from and write on. Primary IDE hard disk drives must have
its partition set to active (also possible with FDISK).
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Drive A / Drive B (None)
These fields record the types of floppy disk drives installed in your system. The
available options for drives A and B are: 360K, 5.25 in.; 1.2M, 5.25 in.; 720K, 3.5
in.; 1.44M, 3.5 in.; 2.88M, 3.5 in.; None
IV. BIOS
Standard CMOS
To enter the configuration value for a particular drive, highlight its corresponding field
and then select the drive type using the <page up>/<page down> or <+>/<-> keys.
Floppy 3 Mode Support (Disabled)
This is the Japanese standard floppy drive. The standard stores 1.2MB in a 3.5inch
diskette. This is normally disabled but you may choose from either: Drive A, Drive
B, Both, and Disabled
Video (EGA/VGA)
Set this field to the type of video display card installed in your system. The options
are EGA/VGA, CGA 40, CGA 80, and MONO (for Hercules or MDA).
If you are using a VGA or any higher resolution card, choose EGA/VGA.
Halt On (All Errors)
This field determines which types of errors will cause the system to halt. Choose from
All Errors; No Errors; All,But Keyboard, All,But Diskette; and All,But Disk/Key.
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BIOS Features Setup
The “BIOS Features Setup” option consists of configuration entries that allow you
to improve your system performance, or let you set up some system features according to your preference. Some entries are required by the motherboard’s design to
remain in their default settings.
A section at the lower right of the screen displays the control keys you can use. Take
note of these keys and their respective uses. If you need information on a particular
entry, highlight it and then press <F1>. A pop-up help menu will appear to provide
you with the information you need. <F5> loads the last set values, <F6> and <F7>
loads the BIOS default values and Setup default values, respectively.
IV. BIOS
BIOS Features
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of BIOS Features Setup
CPU Internal Core Speed
This function is reserved for future use and is currently disabled.
Boot Virus Detection (Enabled)
This field allows you to set boot virus detection, ensuring a virus-free boot sector.
This new antivirus solution is unlike native BIOS tools, which offer limited virus
protection typically by write-protecting the partition table. With this new solution,
your computer is protected against boot virus threats earlier in the boot cycle, that is,
before they have a chance to load into your system. This ensures your computer
boots to a clean operating system. The system halts and displays a warning message
when it detects a virus. If this occurs, you can either allow the operation to continue
or use a virus-free bootable floppy disk to restart and investigate your system. Because of conflicts with new operating systems, for example, during installation of
new software, you may have to set this to Disabled to prevent write errors.
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IV. BIOS
BIOS Features
Processor Serial Number (N/A)
The Processor Serial Number is a unique electronic number that is added to every
Pentium III processor to help verify the identity of the user across the Internet. Set
this field to Enabled when you need increased security for conducting electrical
commerce. Otherwise, set it to Disabled for greater anonymity when surfing the
Internet. NOTE: This feature is not available for Socket 370 processors.
CPU Level 1 Cache / CPU Level 2 Cache (Enabled)
These fields allow you to choose from the default of Enabled or choose Disabled to
turn ON or OFF the CPU’s Level 1 and Level 2 built-in cache.
CPU Level 2 Cache ECC Check (Disabled)
This function controls the ECC check capability in the CPU level 2 cache.
BIOS Update (Enabled)
This functions as an update loader integrated into the BIOS to supply the processor
with the required data. The BIOS will load the update on all processors during
system bootup in the default position of Enabled.
Quick Power On Self Test (Enabled)
This field speeds up the Power-On Self Test (POST) routine by skipping retesting a
second, third, and forth time. Setup default setting for this field is Enabled. A
complete test of the system is done on each test.
HDD Sequence SCSI/IDE First (IDE)
When using both SCSI and IDE hard disk drives, IDE is always the boot disk using
drive letter C (default setting of IDE). This new feature allows a SCSI hard disk
drive to be the boot disk when set to SCSI. This allows multiple operating systems
to be used on both IDE and SCSI drives or the primary operating system to boot
using a SCSI hard disk drive.
Boot Sequence (A,C)
This field determines where the system looks first for an operating system. Options
are A,C; C,A; A,CDROM,C; CDROM,C,A; CDROM,A,C; D,A; E,A; F,A; C only; LS/
ZIP, C; LAN,A,C; and LAN,C,A. The setup default setting, A, C, is to check first the
floppy disk and then the hard disk drive.
Boot Up Floppy Seek (Disabled)
When enabled, the BIOS will seek drive A once.
Floppy Disk Access Control (R/W)
This allows protection of files from the computer system to be copied to floppy
disks by allowing the setting of Read Only to only allow reads from the floppy disk
drive but not writes. The setup default R/W allows both reads and writes.
IDE HDD Block Mode Sectors (HDD MAX)
This field enhances hard disk performance by making multi-sector transfers instead
of one sector per transfer. Most IDE drives, except older versions, can utilize this
feature. Selections are HDD MAX, Disabled, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32.
HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability (Disabled)
This allows the enabling or disabling of the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis
and Reporting Technology) system which utilizes internal hard disk drive monitoring technology. This feature is normally disabled because system resources used in
this feature may decrease system performance.
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PS/2 Mouse Function Control (Auto)
The default of Auto allows the system to detect a PS/2 mouse on bootup. If detected,
IRQ12 will be used for the PS/2 mouse. IRQ12 will be reserved for expansion cards
if a PS/2 mouse is not detected. Enabled will always reserve IRQ12, whether on
bootup a PS/2 mouse is detected or not.
OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M (Disabled)
When using OS/2 operating systems with installed DRAM of greater than 64MB,
you need to set this option to Enabled otherwise leave this on Disabled.
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PCI/VGA Palette Snoop (Disabled)
Some display cards that are nonstandard VGA such as graphics accelerators or MPEG
Video Cards may not show colors properly. The setting Enabled should correct this
problem. Otherwise leave this on the setup default setting of Disabled.
Video ROM BIOS Shadow (Enabled)
This field allows you to change the video BIOS location from ROM to RAM. Relocating to RAM enhances system performance, as information access is faster than
the ROM.
C8000-CBFFF to DC000-DFFFF (Disabled)
These fields are used for shadowing other expansion card ROMs. If you install
other expansion cards with ROMs on them, you will need to know which addresses
the ROMs use to shadow them specifically. Shadowing a ROM reduces the memory
available between 640K and 1024K by the amount used for this purpose.
IV. BIOS
BIOS Features
Boot Up NumLock Status (On)
This field enables users to activate the Number Lock function upon system boot.
Typematic Rate Setting (Disabled)
When enabled, you can set the two typematic controls listed next. Setup default
setting is Disabled.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) (6)
This field controls the speed at which the system registers repeated keystrokes.
Options range from 6 to 30 characters per second. Setup default setting is 6; other
settings are 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, and 30.
Typematic Delay (Msec) (250)
This field sets the time interval for displaying the first and second characters. Four
delay rate options are available: 250, 500, 750, and 1000.
Security Option (System)
When you specify a Supervisor Password and/or User Password (explained later in
this section), the Security Option field determines when the system prompts for the
password. The default setting is System, where the system prompts for the User
Password every time you start your system. The other option is Setup, where the
system goes through its startup routine unless the Setup utility is called, when the
system prompts for the Supervisor Password.
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Chipset Features Setup
The “Chipset Features Setup” option controls the configuration of the board’s chipset.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of Chipset Features Setup
EDO Auto Configuration (60ns DRAM)
For EDO DRAM only
The default setting of 60ns DRAM sets the optimal timings for items 2 through 5 for
60ns DRAM modules. If you are using 70ns DRAM modules, you must change this
item to 70ns DRAM. See 2. System Memory in section III for DRAM installation
information.
IV. BIOS
Chipset Features
SDRAM Configuration (12ns SDRAM)
For SDRAM only
This sets the optimal timings of settings for items 2–5, depending on the memory
modules that you are using. This 8-pin serial EEPROM device stores critical parameter information about the module, such as memory type, size, speed, voltage interface, and module banks. The default setting is 12ns SDRAM. If your DIMM modules are all 10ns SDRAM, you may set this to 10ns SDRAM.
SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (Auto)
This controls the latency between SDRAM active command and the read/write command. Leave on default setting.
SDRAM RAS Precharge Time (Auto)
This controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to SDRAM. Leave
on default setting.
MA Wait State (Auto)
This controls the leadoff clocks for CPU read cycles. Leave on default setting.
SDRAM Banks Close Policy (Page-Miss)
Leave on default setting.
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IV. BIOS
Chipset Features
16-bit I/O Recovery Time (1 BUSCLK) / 8-bit I/O Recovery Time (1 BUSCLK)
Timing for 16-bit and 8-bit ISA cards, respectively. Leave on default setting.
Graphics Aperture Size (64MB)
Memory-mapped, graphics data structures can reside in a Graphics Aperture. Leave
on default setting.
Video Memory Cache Mode (UC)
USWC (uncacheable, speculative write combining) is a new cache technology for
the video memory of the processor. It can greatly improve the display speed by
caching the display data. You must leave this on the default setting of UC
(uncacheable) if your display card cannot support this feature, otherwise your system may not boot.
PCI 2.1 Support (Enabled)
This function allows you to enable or disable PCI 2.1 features including passive release
and delayed transaction. Leave Enabled (default setting) for PCI 2.1 compliancy.
Memory Hole At 15M–16M (Disabled)
Enabling this feature reserves 15MB to 16MB memory address space to ISA expansion cards that specifically require this setting. This makes the memory from 15MB
and up unavailable to the system. Expansion cards can only access memory up to
16MB. The default is Disabled.
DRAM are xx bits wide
If all your DIMMs have ECC (e.g., 8 chips + 1 ECC chip), they are considered
72bits and the following will be displayed:
If your DIMMs do not have ECC (e.g., 8 chips), they are considered 64 bits and the
following will be displayed instead:
Data Integrity Mode (Non-ECC)
Non-ECC has byte-wise write capability but no provision for protecting data integrity
in the memory module array. EC-Only data errors are detected but not corrected.
ECC with hardware scrubbing allows a detection of single-bit and multiple-bit errors
and recovery of single-bit errors. (See 2. System Memory, section III for more information on memory modules.)
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Onboard FDC Controller (Enabled)
When Enabled, this field allows you to connect your floppy disk drives to the onboard
floppy disk drive connector instead of a separate controller card. If you want to use a
different controller card to connect the floppy disk drives, set this field to Disabled.
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Onboard FDC Swap A & B (No Swap)
This field allows you to reverse the hardware drive letter assignments of your floppy
disk drives. Two options are available: No Swap and Swap AB. If you want to switch
drive letter assignments through the onboard chipset, set this field to Swap AB.
Onboard Serial Port 1 (3F8H/IRQ4)
Settings are 3F8H/IRQ4, 2F8H/IRQ3, 3E8H/IRQ4, 2E8H/IRQ10, and Disabled for
the onboard serial connector.
Onboard Serial Port 2 (2F8H/IRQ3)
Settings are 3F8H/IRQ4, 2F8H/IRQ3, 3E8H/IRQ4, 2E8H/IRQ10, and Disabled for
the onboard serial connector.
Onboard Parallel Port (378H/IRQ7)
This field sets the address of the onboard parallel port connector. You can select
either: 3BCH / IRQ 7, 378H / IRQ 7, 278H / IRQ 5, Disabled. If you install an I/O card
with a parallel port, ensure that there is no conflict in the address assignments. The PC
can support up to three parallel ports as long as there are no conflicts for each port.
Parallel Port Mode (ECP+EPP)
This field allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port. The setting
Normal, allows normal-speed operation but in one direction only; EPP allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed; ECP allows the parallel port to
operate in bidirectional mode and at a speed faster than the maximum unidirectional
data transfer rate; ECP+EPP allows normal speed operation in a two-way mode.
IV. BIOS
Chipset Features
ECP DMA Select (3)
This selection is available only if you select ECP or ECP+EPP in the Parallel Port
Mode. Select either DMA Channel 1, 3, or Disable.
UART2 Use Infrared (Disabled)
When enabled, this field activates the onboard infrared feature and sets the second
serial UART to support the infrared module connector on the motherboard. If your
system already has a second serial port connected to the onboard COM2 connector, it
will no longer work if you enable the infrared feature. By default, this field is set to
Disabled, which leaves the second serial port UART to support the COM2 serial port
connector. See IrDA-compliant infrared module connector under section III.
Onboard PCI IDE Enable (Both)
You can select to enable the primary IDE channel, secondary IDE channel, both, or
disable both channels (for systems with only SCSI drives).
IDE Ultra DMA Mode (Auto)
This field autodetects Ultra DMA capability (for improved transfer speeds and data integrity) for compatible IDE devices. Set to Disable to suppress Ultra DMA capability.
IDE 0 Master/Slave PIO/DMA Mode, IDE 1 Master/Slave PIO/DMA Mode (Auto)
Each channel (0 and 1) has both a master and a slave making four IDE devices
possible. Because each IDE device may have a different Mode timing (0, 1, 2, 3, 4),
it is necessary for these to be independent. The default setting of Auto will allow
autodetection to ensure optimal performance
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Power Management Setup
The “Power Management Setup” option allows you to reduce power consumption.
This feature turns OFF the video display and shuts down the hard disk after a period
of inactivity.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of Power Management Setup
IV. BIOS
Power Management
Power Management (User Define)
This field acts as the master control for the power management modes. Max Saving
puts the system into power saving mode after a brief period of system inactivity;
Min Saving is almost the same as Max Saving except that this time the system inactivity period is longer; Disable disables the power saving features; User Define allows you to set power saving options according to your preference.
IMPORTANT: Advanced Power Management (APM) should be installed to keep
the system time updated when the computer enters suspend mode activated by the
BIOS Power Management. For DOS environments, you need to add the statement,
DEVICE=C:\DOS\POWER.EXE, in you CONFIG.SYS. For Windows 3.x and Windows 95, you need to install Windows with the APM feature. A battery and power
cord icon labeled “Power” will appear in the “Control Panel.” Choose “Advanced”
in the Power Management Field. Windows 98, by default, installs the APM.
Video Off Option (Suspend -> Off )
This field determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor power
management. The settings are Always On and Suspend -> Off.
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Video Off Method (DPMS OFF)
This field defines the video off features. The following options are available: DPMS
OFF, DPMS Reduce ON, Blank Screen, V/H SYNC+Blank, DPMS Standby, and
DPMS Suspend. The DPMS (Display Power Management System) features allow
the BIOS to control the video display card if it supports the DPMS feature. Blank
Screen only blanks the screen (use this for monitors without power management or
“green” features. If set up in your system, your screen saver will not display with
Blank Screen selected). V/H SYNC+Blank blanks the screen and turns OFF vertical
and horizontal scanning.
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PM Timers
This section controls the time-out settings for the Power Management scheme. The
fields included in this section are “HDD Power Down”, which places the hard disk
into its lowest power consumption mode, and the “Suspend Mode” which suspends
the CPU.
The system automatically “wakes up” from any power saving mode when there is
system activity such as when a key is pressed from the keyboard, or when there is
activity detected from the enabled IRQ channels.
IV. BIOS
Power Management
HDD Power Down (Disable)
Shuts down any IDE hard disk drives in the system after a period of inactivity. This
time period is user-configurable to 1–15 Min or Disable. This feature does not
affect SCSI hard drives.
Suspend Mode (Disable)
Sets the period of time after which the suspend mode activates: 30 sec, 1 Min, 2 Min,
4 Min, 8 Min, 20 Min, 30 Min, 40 Min, 1 Hour, and Disable.
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Power Up Control
This section determines the ways the system can be controlled when it is started or
restarted, when modem activity is detected, or when power to the computer is interrupted and reapplied. The Soft-Off mode refers to powering OFF the system through
a momentary button switch (ATX switch) or through the software as opposed to
disconnecting the AC power by way of a rocker switch or other means.
PWR Button < 4 Secs (Soft Off)
When set to Soft Off, the ATX switch can be used as a normal system power-off
button when pressed for less than 4 seconds. Suspend allows the button to have a
dual function where pressing less than 4 seconds will place the system in sleep
mode. Regardless of the setting, holding the ATX switch for more than 4 seconds
will power OFF the system.
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PWR Up On Modem Act (Enabled)
This allows either settings of Enabled or Disabled for powering up the computer (turns the
ATX power supply ON) when the modem receives a call while the computer is in the SoftOff mode.
NOTE: The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and applications are fully running, thus connection cannot be made on the first try. Turning
an external modem OFF and then back ON while the computer is OFF causes an
initialization string that will also cause the system to power ON.
AC PWR Loss Restart (Disabled)
This allows you to set whether you want your system to boot up after the power has
been interrupted. Disabled leaves your system OFF after reapplying power and Enabled boots up your system after reapplying power.
Wake On LAN (Disabled)
This allows you to remotely power up your system through your network by sending a wake-up frame or signal. With this feature, you can remotely upload/download
data to/from systems during off-peak hours. Enabled sets this feature.
IMPORTANT: This feature requires the optional network interface and an ATX power
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Power Management
Automatic Power Up (Disabled)
This allows you to have an unattended or automatic power up of your system. You may
configure your system to power up at a certain time of the day by selecting Everyday,
which will allow you to set the time or at a certain time and day by selecting By Date.
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PNP and PCI Setup
The “PNP and PCI Setup” option configures the PCI bus slots. All PCI bus slots on
the system use INTA#, thus all installed PCI cards must be set to this value.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of PNP and PCI Setup
PNP OS Installed (No)
This field allows you to use a Plug-and-Play (PnP) operating system to configure
the PCI bus slots instead of using the BIOS. Thus interrupts may be reassigned by
the OS when Yes is selected. When a non-PnP OS is installed or to prevent reassigning of interrupt settings, select the default setting of No.
IV. BIOS
Plug & Play / PCI
Slot 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 IRQ (Auto)
These fields set how IRQ use is determined for each PCI slot. The default setting for
each field is Auto, which uses auto-routing to determine IRQ use. The other options are
manual settings of NA, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 or 15 for each slot.
PCI Latency Timer (32 PCI Clock)
The default setting of 32 PCI Clock enables maximum PCI performance for this
motherboard.
IRQ xx Used By ISA (No/ICU)
These fields indicate whether or not the displayed IRQ for each field is being used
by a legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. Two options are available: No/ICU and Yes. The
first option, the default value, indicates either that the displayed IRQ is not used or
an ISA Configuration Utility (ICU) is being used to determine if an ISA card is
using that IRQ. If you install a legacy ISA card that requires a unique IRQ, and you
are not using an ICU, you must set the field for that IRQ to Yes. For example: If you
install a legacy ISA card that requires IRQ 10, then set IRQ10 Used By ISA to Yes.
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DMA x Used By ISA (No/ICU)
These fields indicate whether or not the displayed DMA channel for each field is
being used by a legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. Available options include: No/ICU and
Yes. The first option, the default setting, indicates either that the displayed DMA
channel is not used or an ICU is being used to determine if an ISA card is using that
channel. If you install a legacy ISA card that requires a unique DMA channel, and
you are not using an ICU, you must set the field for that channel to Yes.
ISA MEM Block BASE (No/ICU)
This field allows you to set the base address and block size of a legacy ISA card that
uses any memory segment within the C800H and DFFFH address range. If you
have such a card, and you are not using an ICU to specify its address range, select a
base address from the six available options; the ISA MEM Block SIZE field will
then appear for selecting the block size. If you have more than one legacy ISA card
in your system that requires to use this address range, you can increase the block
size to either 8K, 16K, 36K, or 64K. If you are using an ICU to accomplish this task,
leave ISA MEM Block BASE to its default setting of No/ICU.
Symbios SCSI BIOS (Auto)
Auto allows the BIOS to detect whether you have a Symbios SCSI card, if detected
the onboard Symbios BIOS will be enabled, if not then it will be disabled. Disabled
prevents the onboard Symbios BIOS to be enabled so that the external Symbios
SCSI card’s own BIOS can be used instead. Note: If your Symbios SCSI card does
not have a BIOS, the Symbios SCSI card will not function.
IV. BIOS
Plug & Play / PCI
USB IRQ (Enabled)
Enabled reserves an IRQ# for the USB to work, Disabled does not allow the USB to
have an IRQ# and therefore prevents the USB from functioning. If you are not using
any USB devices, you may set this feature to Disabled to save an extra IRQ# for
expansion cards.
VGA BIOS Sequence (PCI/AGP)
You can select the search order for your VGA card(s). PCI/AGP will detect PCI
VGA cards before AGP, and AGP/PCI will detect AGP cards before PCI VGA.
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Load BIOS Defaults
The “Load BIOS Defaults” option allows you to load the troubleshooting default
values permanently stored in the BIOS ROM. These default settings are non-optimal and disable all high performance features. To load these default settings, highlight “Load BIOS Defaults” on the main screen and then press <Enter>. The system
displays a confirmation message on the screen. Press <Y> and then <Enter> to confirm. Press <N> and then <Enter> to abort. This feature does not affect the fields on
the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
Load Setup Defaults
The “Load Setup Defaults” option allows you to load the default values to the system configuration fields. These default values are the optimized configuration settings for the system. To load these default values, highlight “Load Setup Defaults”
on the main screen and then press <Enter>. The system displays a confirmation
message on the screen. Press <Y> and then <Enter> to confirm. Press <N> and then
<Enter> to abort. This feature does not affect the fields on the Standard CMOS
Setup screen.
IV. BIOS
Load Defaults
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Supervisor Password and User Password
These two options set the system passwords. “Supervisor Password” sets a password
that will be used to protect the system and the Setup utility; “User Password” sets a
password that will be used exclusively on the system. By default, the system comes
without any passwords. To specify a password, highlight the type you want and then
press <Enter>. A password prompt appears on the screen. Taking note that the password
is case sensitive, and can be up to 8 alphanumeric characters long, type in your password
and then press <Enter>. The system confirms your password by asking you to type it
again. After setting a password, the screen automatically reverts to the main screen.
IV. BIOS
Passwords
To implement password protection, specify in the “Security Option” field of the BIOS
Features Setup screen when the system will prompt for the password. If you want to
disable either password, press <Enter> instead of entering a new password when the
“Enter Password” prompt appears. A message confirms the password has been disabled.
Forgot the password?
If you forgot the password, you can clear the password by erasing the CMOS Real
Time Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password information is
powered by the onboard button cell battery. To erase the RTC RAM: (1) Unplug
your computer, (2) Short the solder points, (3) Turn ON your computer, (4) Hold
down <Delete> during bootup and enter BIOS setup to re-enter user preferences.
CLRTC
Short solder points
to Clear CMOS
MEL-C Clear RTC RAM
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IDE HDD Auto Detection
The “IDE HDD Auto Detection” option detects the parameters of an IDE hard disk
drive, and automatically enters them into the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
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Hard Disk Detect
Up to four IDE drives can be detected, with parameters for each listed inside the
box. To accept the optimal entries, press <Y> or else select from the numbers displayed under the OPTIONS field (2, 1, 3 in this case); to skip to the next drive, press
<N>. If you accept the values, the parameters will appear listed beside the drive
letter on the screen. The process then proceeds to the next drive letter. Pressing
<N> to skip rather than to accept a set of parameters causes the program to enter
zeros after that drive letter.
Remember that if you are using another IDE controller that does not feature Enhanced IDE support for four devices, you can only install two IDE hard disk drives.
Your IDE controller must support the Enhanced IDE features in order to use Drive E
and Drive F. The onboard PCI IDE controller supports Enhanced IDE, with two
connectors for connecting up to four IDE devices. If you want to use another controller that supports four drives, you must disable the onboard IDE controller in the
Chipset Features Setup screen.
When auto-detection is completed, the program automatically enters all entries you
accepted on the field for that drive in the Standard CMOS Setup screen. Skipped
entries are ignored and are not entered in the screen.
If you are auto-detecting a hard disk that supports the LBA mode, three lines will
appear in the parameter box. Choose the line that lists LBA for an LBA drive. Do
not select Large or Normal.
The auto-detection feature can only detect one set of parameters for a particular IDE
hard drive. Some IDE drives can use more than one set. This is not a problem if the
drive is new and empty.
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IMPORTANT: If your hard disk was already formatted on an older previous system,
incorrect parameters may be detected. You will need to enter the correct parameters
manually or use low-level format if you do not need the data stored on the hard disk.
If the parameters listed differ from the ones used when the disk was formatted, the
disk will not be readable. If the auto-detected parameters do not match the ones that
should be used for your disk, do not accept them. Press <N> to reject the presented
settings and enter the correct ones manually from the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
Save & Exit Setup
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Save & Exit
Select this option to save into the CMOS memory all modifications you specified
during the current session. To save the configuration changes, highlight the “Save
& Exit Setup” option on the main screen, type “Y”, and then press <Enter>.
Exit Without Saving
Select this option to exit the Setup utility without saving the modifications you specify
during the current session. To exit without saving, highlight the “Exit Without Saving” option on the main screen and then press <Enter>.
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Operating Systems ...............................................................................
MEL-C Support CD (Windows 98) ...................................................
Installing the ESS Audio Driver ......................................................
Installing AudioRack32 ...................................................................
Installing the Software Wavetable ...................................................
Installing PCCillin ...........................................................................
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The Command Center ......................................................................
The Miniature Mode ........................................................................
The Audio Mixer ..............................................................................
The Digital Audio Player .................................................................
The MIDI Player ..............................................................................
The Compact Disk Player ................................................................
The Audio Recorder .........................................................................
Release Notes ...................................................................................
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) .............................................
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Operating Systems
You should always use the latest operating system and updates when using new
hardware in order to ensure full compliancy. For Windows 95, you must use OSR
2.0 or later. For Windows NT 4.0, you must use Service Pack 3.0 or later.
MEL-C Support CD (Windows 98)
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Operating Systems
Insert the support CD or double-click your CD drive icon in My Computer to bring
up the autorun menu or run Setup.exe in the root directory of the Support CD.
NOTE: The Support CD contents are constantly updated without notice.
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Install ESS Audio Driver: Audio driver installation instructions for the onboard
audio.
Install ESS Software Wave Table: Expands the audio sound capability for increased sound effects.
Install ESS AudioRack32: Installs the ESS AudioRack utilities. Refer to the
online help for more information.
Install PCCillin: Installs “PC-cillin” virus protection software. View the online
help if you have any questions.
Browse this CD: Allows you to see the contents of the ASUS support CD.
Read Me: View additional notes with Notepad.
Exit: Exit the selection menu.
Additonal CD Contents: The DMI Configuration Utility in the DMI directory and
Flash BIOS writer in the AFLASH directory.
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Installing the ESS Audio Driver
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive.
3. Browse to
E:\AUDIO\W95
(assuming E is your
CD-ROM drive)
and then click here.
4. Click here.
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1. Click here.
2. Select Search for the best
driver for your device and
then click here.
5. Click here.
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Installing AudioRack32
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the autorun screen.
1. Click here.
2. Click here.
3. Click here.
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4. Click here to start
AudioRack32.
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Installing the Software Wavetable
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the autorun screen.
1. Click here.
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2. Click here.
3. Select Install ESS Software
Wavetable and then click here.
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Installing PCCillin
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the autorun screen.
1. Click here.
2. Click here.
3. Enter your name and company
and then click here.
4. Click here.
6. Insert a floppy disk
and then click here.
5. Click Express Install
and then click here.
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7. Once the Emergency Clean disk is
created, click here. Follow the onscreen
instructions to complete installation.
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AudioRack32
The AudioRack32 enables you to take advantage of your computer’s audio capabilities with all of the controls conveniently in one compact space. You can play audio
CDs, wave files (in WAV and .AUD formats), and MIDI files (in.MID and .RMI
formats). With the multisource Audio Mixer, you can blend these sources with linein and microphone sources any way you choose. You can then record your creations
as wave files and edit them with the Audio Recorder.
The AudioRack32 has five main parts:
• Command Center—customizes the appearance of the AudioRack32.
• Audio Mixer—controls the volume and balance of the AudioRack32 devices.
• Digital Audio Player—plays and records files in the .WAV format.
• MIDI Player—enables you to play MIDI files.
• Compact Disk Player—enables you to play audio CDs on a CD-ROM drive.
In addition, the AudioRack32 has a miniature mode enabling you to control the
AudioRack32 while using minimal screen space.
The Audio Recorder is a separate application from the AudioRack32. It can be used
to add effects and edit files recorded with the Digital Audio Player or by the Audio
Recorder itself. The Audio Recorder can be launched from the AudioRack32’s Digital
Audio Player or on its own.
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The Command Center
The Command Center controls which parts of the AudioRack32 are displayed. You
can display or hide any part of the AudioRack32 you choose, customizing its appearance to suit your needs or desires. It also displays information on the status of
the different audio components.
Counters
Component Icons
(DAT, MIDI, CD)
Transport State
Indicators
Track or
File Names
Time Indexes
The Command Center Controls
closes the AudioRack32 window.
enables the Miniature mode, minimizing the AudioRack32 display.
displays/hides the Digital Audio Player.
accesses On-line Help.
displays/hides the Compact Disk Player.
displays/hides the Audio Mixer.
displays/hides the MIDI Player.
The Command Center Display
Counter: shows you which track or file in the playlist the component is playing.
Component Icon: is displayed when the associated component is shown and is not
displayed when the component is hidden.
Transport State Indicator: shows the state of a component. It indicates when the
component is playing, paused, has the Auto Repeat enabled, or in the case of the
Digital Audio Player, is recording.
Track or File Name: shows the name of the current track or file in the playlist.
Time Index: displays the amount of time elapsed for the track or file in hours,
minutes, seconds, and tenths of a second.
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The Miniature Mode
The Miniature mode is designed to give you full control of the AudioRack32 while
using a minimum of space. You are able to effectively use the AudioRack32 and still
have enough room on your desktop to run other applications. In the Miniature mode,
you can play, pause, stop, and control the master volume of the AudioRack32.
plays currently
loaded tracks or files
of active components
stops currently playing
tracks or files of active
components
pauses currently playing
tracks or files of active
components
controls the
master volume
calls up a popup menu where you can restore
the AudioRack32, invoke the Always on Top
command, select active components (DAT,
MIDI, or CD), or exit the AudioRack32. The
Stop, Pause, and Play buttons affect components
that are currently active
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The Audio Mixer
The Audio Mixer has two modes: Playback mode and Record mode. You can use
these two modes to fully control which of your audio sources you are listening to or
recording, how loud each of those sources are and how they are balanced. Each
audio source has its own module with mute, balance and volume controls.
In addition, the Audio Mixer provides special effects controls for chorus, reverb,
treble, bass, and 3-D effects.
The Audio Mixer Controls
The two Playback and Record toggle buttons are used to switch between Playback
mode and Record mode.
The Effects toggle button switches the display to the effects panel where you can use
the buttons to enable and disable effects and the sliders to control the amount of the
effect.
There are a number of audio source modules displayed on the Audio Mixer. The
exact number displayed depends on the capabilities of your hardware. Each module
has three controls:
a slider to adjust the balance
a slider to adjust the volume
a button for muting
Modules that your hardware may provide for are: Master, Line, Wave, Mic, CD,
MIDI, and Aux B.
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The Digital Audio Player
The Digital Audio Player enables you to play, record, and compress sound as .WAV
files. In addition, you can play .AUD files. The .WAV files use PCM, which is the
Windows‘ audio file format. The.AUD format uses ESPCM‘ compression to produce an audio file. Files are written directly to your hard disk as you record, enabling you to record very large files. Your only limitation is the amount of free space
on your hard disk. The voice activation feature is useful for recording any kind of
intermittent audio. The Digital Audio Player provides a choice of linear PCM (8 or
16 bit) recording. Note that you have additional options using the Audio Recorder,
which is invoked by the Edit button.
The Digital Audio Player Controls
starts recording to your hard disk.
goes to the end of the wave file or to the next file in the current playlist.
plays the wave file currently loaded.
enables or disables the Auto Repeat.
activates or deactivates the Pause
opens the Audio Recorder window.
stops the file currently playing.
opens the Set Playlist dialog box.
goes back one second in the wave file.
starts a new file by opening the New Options dialog box.
goes forward one second in the wave file.
brings up the Open file dialog box in order to load a file into the Digital Audio Player.
goes to the beginning of the wave file or to the previous file in the current playlist.
saves an audio file.
The Digital Audio Player Display
The Level Meter displays the output from the left (top) and right (bottom)
channels when a wave file is played.
By clicking on the image of the tape deck, you can display information about the
file currently loaded in the Digital Audio Player. The display tells you the file
name, size, number of bits per sample, sample rate, and whether the file was
recorded in stereo or mono. Click again to return to the image of the tape deck.
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The MIDI Player
The MIDI Player enables you to play MIDI files with the .MID or .RMI file extensions. These MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) files can be produced by
sequencer programs and then played back using the MIDI Player. You can also mix
MIDI files with other audio sources. Or you can compile MIDI files in a playlist and
play them back in any order you choose.
The MIDI Player Controls
plays the MIDI file currently loaded.
goes back one file in the playlist.
activates/deactivates Pause
goes forward one file in the playlist.
stops the file currently playing.
enables/disables the Auto Repeat.
goes back one second in the MIDI file.
opens the Set Playlist dialog box.
goes forward one second in the MIDI file.
The MIDI Player Display
By clicking on the image of the floppy drive, you can display the length and name of
the current MIDI file in the playlist. Click the display to return to the image of the
floppy drive.
The MIDI Player has an indicator to show when you are listening to
ESFM. When the ESFM light to the left of the playlist button is lit, the MIDI Player
is using ESFM synthesis. ESFM performs superior-quality music synthesis compared to that of traditional FM, producing richer timbre and greater depth of instrument voices. FM synthesis is a lower quality technology compared with Wave
table synthesis. This card supports Wave table synthesis therefore ESFM is not
supported on this card.
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The Compact Disk Player
If you have a CD-ROM drive, you can play audio CDs. Check your hardware manual
about setting up CD audio hardware and drivers. The Compact Disk Player uses
intelligent CD playlist management: The Compact Disk Player maintains a record
of each CD you play. It remembers the last playlist you used with each CD and loads
that playlist automatically whenever you insert that CD.
The Compact Disk Player Controls
plays the MIDI file currently loaded.
goes back one file in the playlist.
activates or deactivates the Pause
goes forward one file in the playlist.
stops the file currently playing.
enables or disables the Auto Repeat.
goes back one second in the MIDI file.
opens the Set Playlist dialog box.
goes forward one second in the MIDI file.
ejects the CD from the CD-ROM drive.
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The Audio Recorder
The Audio Recorder enables you to record, compress, store, and play back voice,
music, and other sound. It provides settings for sound attributes such as mono/stereo, compression level, and sampling rate. You can use it to embed sound objects in
documents created in applications that support object linking and embedding (OLE).
The Audio Recorder’s edit, record, and playback capabilities are compatible with
the Windows Sound Recorder and other recorders that record and play back in the
PCM format. Like the Digital Audio Player, the Audio Recorder can record and play
back .WAV and .AUD files. The Audio Recorder allows a choice of compression
from low, medium, and high ESPCM and ADPCM.
The Audio Recorder Controls
starts a new audio file.
inserts the Clipboard audio at the cursor or replaces the selected portion.
opens an audio file.
mixes the Clipboard audio with the audio beginning at the cursor.
saves an audio file.
starts recording.
reverses the last change you made to the current audio file.
plays the currently loaded audio file.
removes the selected portion of the audio file and stores it on the Clipboard.
stops the file currently playing or recording.
copies the selected audio portion to the Clipboard without removing it.
determines the cursor position on the waveform.
The Audio Recorder Display
The four text boxes under the tool bar display the length in seconds of the selected
part of the currently loaded file, the total length in seconds of the current file, whether
the file is in stereo or mono, and the sampling rate in kilohertz.
To the right of the text boxes is a box displaying the icon associated with the particular file. If a file has no icon associated with it, it is given a default icon.
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Release Notes
This information is provided for convenience only. Information here is subject to
change without prior notice. View the installation CD for any updated information
in Readme text files. The AudioRack also provides detailed online help (click the
Help button on the “Command Center”)
Disable Eject Button on the CD Player
Under the Windows directory in the file “auddrive.ini”, there is a string
“DisableEjectButton=0” under the [cdplayer] section. If you would like to disable
EJECT button on the CD player, you can change the value from 0 to 1. You need to
close AudioRack and launch it again to make the new settings take effect.
Using AudioRack CD Player as Default CD Player
During installation, you will be asked if you want to use AudioRack CD player as
the default CD player. Normally Windows 95 CD player is the default and will
automatically run when an audio CD is inserted into the CD-ROM. If you answer
“Yes”, the installation program will overwrite the value of the key
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT]\AudioCD\shell\play\command in the registry. You may
switch back to Windows 95 CD player by resetting this key value.
Configuring Playback Mixer
The Maestro PCI audio card offers eight inputs for the playback mixer, including
“Line”, “Wave”, “CD”, “Synth”, “Aux A”, “Aux B”, “Mic”, and “Mono In”.
AudioRack can only display six of them at a time. You may configure the settings
by modifying the file “auddrive.ini” in the Windows directory. Under the section
[MixerRak], you can enable or disable the display of each input by setting its corresponding binary value to 1(enable) or 0(disable).
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DMI Utility
Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
Introducing the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
This motherboard supports DMI within the BIOS level and provides a DMI Configuration Utility to maintain the Management Information Format Database (MIFD).
DMI is able to auto-detect and record information pertinent to a computer’s system
such as the CPU type, CPU speed, and internal/external frequencies, and memory
size. The onboard BIOS will detect as many system information as possible and
store those collected information in a 4KB block in the motherboard’s Flash EPROM
and allow the DMI to retrieve data from this database. Unlike other BIOS software,
the BIOS on this motherboard uses the same technology implemented for Plug and
Play to allow dynamic real-time updating of DMI information versus creating a new
BIOS image file and requiring the user to update the whole BIOS. This DMI Configuration Utility also allows the system integrator or end user to add additional
information into the MIFD such as serial numbers, housing configurations, and vendor information. Those information not detected by the motherboard BIOS and has
to be manually entered through the DMI Configuration Utility and updated into the
MIFD. This DMI Configuration Utility provides the same reliability as PnP updating and will prevent the refreshing failures associated with updating the entire BIOS.
Starting the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
The DMI Configuration Utility (DMICFG2.EXE) must be used in real mode in
order for the program to run, the base memory must be at least 180K. Memory
managers like HIMEM.SYS (required by windows) must not be installed. You can
boot up from a system diskette without AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files,
“REM” HIMEM.SYS in the CONFIG.SYS, or press <Shift>+<F5> during bootup
to bypass your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files.
1. In Windows, copy DMICFG2.EXE to your hard disk drive.
2. Restart your computer and press <Shift>+<F5> during bootup to enter safe mode
command prompt.
3. Go to the directory containing DMICFG2.EXE.
4. Type DMICFG2 and press <Enter> to run.
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DMI Utility
Using the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
NOTE: The following screen displays are provided as examples only and may not
reflect the screen contents on your system.
Edit DMI (or delete)
Use the ←→ (left-right) cursors to move the top menu items and the ↑↓ (up-down)
cursor to move between the left hand menu items. The bottom of the screen will
show the available keys for each screen. Press enter at the menu item to enter the
right hand screen for editing. “Edit component” appears on top. The reversed color
field is the current cursor position and the blue text are available for editing. The
orange text shows auto-detected information and are not available for editing. The
blue text “Press [ENTER] for detail” contains a second pop-up menu is available,
use the + - (plus-minus) keys to change the settings. Enter to exit and save, ESC to
exit and not save.
If the user has made changes, ESC will prompt you to answer Y or N. Enter Y to go
back to the left-hand screen and save, enter N to go back to left-hand screen and not
save. If editing has not been made, ESC will send you back to the left hand menu
without any messages.
Notes
A heading, *** BIOS Auto Detect ***, appears on the right for each menu item on
the left side that has been auto detected by the system BIOS.
A heading, *** User Modified ***, will appear on the right for menu items that
have been modified by the user.
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Save MIFD
You can save the MIFD (normally only saved to flash ROM) to a file by entering the
drive and path here. If you want to cancel save, you may press ESC and a message
“Bad File Name” appears here to show it was not saved.
Load MIFD
You can load the disk file to memory by entering a drive and path and file name
here.
Load BIOS Defaults
You can load the BIOS defaults from a MIFD file and can clear all user modified
and added data. You must reboot your computer in order for the defaults to be saved
back into the Flash BIOS.
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ASUS LAN Card
LEDs
LAN Activity
Output Signal
Intel
Chipset
RJ45
Wake on LAN
Output Signal
ASUS
Motherboard type
Other
If you are using the ASUS PCI-L101 on an ASUS motherboard, leave the jumper on
its defaut setting of “ASUS.” If you are using another brand of motherboard, set the
jumper to “Other.” Connect the Wake on LAN (WOL) output signal to the
motherboard’s WOL_CON in order to utilize the wake on LAN feature of the motherboard. Connect the LAN activity output signal (LAN_LED) to the system cabinet’s
front panel LAN_LED in order to display the LAN data activity.
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Intel 82558 Ethernet LAN Controller (Fully integrated 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
Wake-On-LAN Remote Control Function Supported
PCI Bus Master Complies to PCI Local Bus Rev. 2.1 specifications
Consists of MAC & PHY (10/100Mbps) interfaces
Complies to IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T and IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX interfaces
Fully supports 10BASE-T & 100BASE-TX operations through a single RJ45 port
Supports 32-bit Bus Master Technology / PCI Rev. 2.1
Enhancements on ACPI & APM
Adheres to PCI Bus Power Management Interface Rev. 1.0, ACPI Rev. 1.0, and
Device Class Power Management Rev. 1.0
IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation for 10Mbps/100Mbps Network Data Transfer Rates.
Provides LED indicators for monitoring network conditions
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NetWare ODI Drivers - Novell Netware 3.x, 4.x, DOS, OS/2 Client
NDIS 2.01 Drivers - Microsoft LAN Manager, Microsoft Windows 3.11, IBM
LAN Server
NDIS 3.0 Drivers - Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft
Windows 3.11
Question and Answer
Q: What is Wake-On-LAN ?
A: The Wake-On-LAN feature provides the capability to remotely power on systems supporting Wake-On-LAN by simply sending a wake-up frame. With this
feature, remotely uploading/downloading data to/from systems during off-peak
hours will be feasible.
Q: What can Wake-On-LAN do for you ?
A: Wake-On-LAN is a remote management tool with advantages that can reduce
system management workload, provide flexibility to the system administrator’s
job, and then of course save you time-consuming efforts and costs.
Q: What components does Wake-On-LAN require to be enable?
A: To enable Wake-On-LAN function, your system requires Ethernet LAN adapter
card that can activate Wake-On-LAN function, a client with Wake-On-LAN capability, and software such as LDCM Rev. 3.10 or up that can trigger wake-up frame.
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