Vintage-AE1
Barebone System
E2011
First Edition
April 2005
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Table of contents
Notices ............................................................................................... vii
Safety information ............................................................................. vii
About this guide ............................................................................... viii
System package contents ................................................................... x
Chapter 1: System Introduction
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Front panel ........................................................................... 1-2
1.3
Rear panel ............................................................................. 1-4
Voltage selector ................................................................... 1-6
1.4
Internal components ............................................................ 1-7
Chapter 2:
Basic Installation
2.1
Preparation ........................................................................... 2-2
2.2
Before you proceed .............................................................. 2-2
2.3
Removing the side plates and front cover ........................... 2-3
2.4
Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 2-5
2.5
2.6
2.4.1
Overview ................................................................. 2-5
2.4.2
Installling the CPU ................................................... 2-5
2.4.3
Installing the heatsink and fan ................................ 2-7
Installing a DIMM ................................................................. 2-10
2.5.1
Memory configurations ......................................... 2-10
2.5.2
Installing a DIMM ................................................... 2-11
2.5.3
Removing a DIMM ................................................. 2-11
Expansion slots ................................................................... 2-12
2.6.1
Installing an expansion card .................................. 2-12
2.6.2
Configuring an expansion card .............................. 2-12
2.6.3
PCI Express x1 slot ............................................... 2-14
2.6.4
PCI slots ................................................................ 2-14
2.6.5
AGP slot ................................................................ 2-14
2.7
Installing an optical drive .................................................... 2-15
2.8
Installing a hard disk drive .................................................. 2-17
2.9
Installing a floppy disk drive ............................................... 2-19
2.10
Re-connecting cables ......................................................... 2-20
2.11
Replacing the side plates and front cover .......................... 2-21
2.12
Connecting external devices .............................................. 2-23
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Chapter 3:
3.1
Installing an operating system ............................................. 3-2
3.2
Powering up .......................................................................... 3-2
3.3
Support CD information ........................................................ 3-2
3.3.1
Running the support CD ......................................... 3-3
3.3.2
Utilities menu .......................................................... 3-4
3.3.3
Manuals menu ......................................................... 3-5
3.3.4
ASUS Contact information ...................................... 3-6
Chapter 4:
Motherboard Info
4.1
Introduction .......................................................................... 4-2
4.2
Motherboard layout .............................................................. 4-2
4.3
Jumpers ................................................................................ 4-3
4.4
Connectors ........................................................................... 4-5
Chapter 5:
5.1
5.2
5.3
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Starting up
BIOS Information
Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 5-2
5.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 5-2
5.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash utility .............................................. 5-3
5.1.3
AFUDOS utility ........................................................ 5-4
5.1.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ................................ 5-6
5.1.5
ASUS Update utility ................................................ 5-8
BIOS setup program ........................................................... 5-11
5.2.1
BIOS menu screen ................................................. 5-12
5.2.2
Menu bar ............................................................... 5-12
5.2.3
Navigation keys .................................................... 5-12
5.2.4
Menu items ........................................................... 5-13
5.2.5
Sub-menu items ................................................... 5-13
5.2.6
Configuration fields .............................................. 5-13
5.2.7
Pop-up window ..................................................... 5-13
5.2.8
Scroll bar .............................................................. 5-13
5.2.9
General help .......................................................... 5-13
Main menu .......................................................................... 5-14
5.3.1
System Time ......................................................... 5-14
5.3.2
System Date ......................................................... 5-14
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A ................................................ 5-14
Table of contents
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.3.4
Primary, Secondary, Third, and Fourth
IDE Master/Slave .................................................. 5-15
5.3.5
OnBoard PCI SATA Controller ............................... 5-16
5.3.6
System Information .............................................. 5-16
Advanced menu .................................................................. 5-17
5.4.1
CPU Configuration ................................................. 5-17
5.4.2
Chipset ................................................................. 5-18
5.4.3
Onboard Devices Configuration ............................ 5-21
5.4.4
PCI PnP ................................................................. 5-24
Power menu ........................................................................ 5-26
5.5.1
Suspend Mode ...................................................... 5-26
5.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume ................................ 5-26
5.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support .................................................. 5-26
5.5.4
ACPI APIC Support ................................................ 5-26
5.5.5
APM Configuration ................................................ 5-27
5.5.6
Hardware Monitor ................................................. 5-28
Boot menu .......................................................................... 5-29
5.6.1
Boot Device Priority .............................................. 5-30
5.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 5-30
5.6.3
Security ................................................................ 5-32
Exit menu ........................................................................... 5-34
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• 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:
• Reorient 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.
W A R N I N G ! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to
the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
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.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the
power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are
connected.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing devices into the system, carefully read all the
documentation that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet. Place the product on a
stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
CAUTION
N: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturerís instructions.
VORSICHT
T: Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der
Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller
empfohlenem ähnljchen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach
Angaben des Herstellers.
LASER PRODUCT WARNING
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
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About this guide
Audience
This guide provides general information and installation instructions about
the ASUS Vintage-AE1 barebone system. This guide is intended for
experienced users and integrators with hardware knowledge of personal
computers.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
1.
Chapter 1: System introduction
This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS Vintage-AE1. The
chapter lists the system features, including introduction on the front
and rear panel, and internal components.
2.
Chapter 2: Basic installation
This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to install
components in the system.
3.
Chapter 3: Starting up
This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and
utilities from the support CD.
4.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes
with the system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout,
jumper settings, and connector locations.
5.
Chapter 5: BIOS information
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
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Conventions used in this guide
W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself when
trying to complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : Tips and additional information to aid in completing a
task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1.
ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact
information.
2.
Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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System package contents
Check your Vintage-AE1 system package for the following items.
If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
immediately.
Item description
1 . A S U S V i n t a g e - A E 1 b a r e b o n e s y s t e m with
• ASUS motherboard
• 250 W PFC power supply unit
• ASUS chassis
2 . Cable
• AC power cable
3 . Support CD
4 . User guide
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This chapter gives a general
description of the ASUS
Vintage-AE1. The chapter lists the
system features including
introduction on the front and rear
panel, and internal components.
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System introduction
Chapter 1
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the ASUS Vintage-AE1!
The ASUS Vintage-AE1 is an all-in-one barebone system with a versatile
home entertainment feature.
The system comes in a stylish mini-tower casing and powered by the ASUS
motherboard that supports the AMD Athlon™ 64FX and Athlon™ 64
desktop processors. Combined with the SIS 760GX chipset to set a new
benchmark for an effective desktop platform solution.
The system supports up to 2GB of system memory using DDR400/333/
266 DIMMs, high-resolution graphics via integrated graphics controller or
AGP 8X slot, Serial ATA RAID, USB 2.0, and 6-channel audio features the
system takes you ahead in the world of power computing.
1.2
Front panel
The front panel includes the optical drive(s), floppy disk drive slot, power
button, and several I/O ports are located at the front panel.
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1.
2.
T w o e m p t y 5 . 2 5 - i n c h b a y ss. These bays are for IDE optical drives.
Hard disk drive bay
y. This door covers a hard disk drive.
3.
4.
F l o p p y d r i v e d o o rr. This drive is for 1.44MB, 3.5-inch floppy disk.
n. Press this button to reboot the system without
Reset button
turning off the power.
n. Press this button to turn the system on.
Power button
5.
6.
7.
8.
H e a d p h o n e p o r tt. This Line In (green) port connects a headphone
with a stereo mini-plug.
M i c r o p h o n e p o r tt. This Mic (pink) port connects a microphone.
U S B 2 . 0 p o r t ss. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer,
scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
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1.3
Rear panel
The system rear panel includes the power connector and several I/O ports
that allow convenient connection of devices.
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4
5
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1.
P S / 2 k e y b o a r d p o r tt. This purple 6-pin connector is for a
PS/2 keyboard.
2.
3.
P S / 2 m o u s e p o r tt. This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.
S e r i a l p o r t . This port connects a mouse, modem, or other devices
that conforms with serial specification.
P a r a l l e l p o r t . This 25-pin port connects a printer, scanner, or other
devices.
V G A p o r t . This port connects a VGA monitor.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
1-4
U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 1 , 2 , 3 a n d 4 . These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus
(USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
M i c r o p h o n e p o r t ( p i n k ) . This port connects a microphone.
L i n e O u t p o r t ( l i m e ) . This port connects a headphone or a
speaker. In 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel configuration, the
function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
L i n e I n p o r t ( l i g h t b l u e ) . This port connects the tape, CD, DVD
player, or other audio sources.
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Audio 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration
Port
Headset
2-channel
4-channel
Line In
Line In
Line In
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
Light Blue
6-channel
1 0 . P o w e r c o n n e c t o r . This connector is for the power cable and plug.
1 1 . V o l t a g e s e l e c t o r . This switch allows you to adjust the system
input voltage according to the voltage supply in your area. See the
“Voltage selector” section on page 1-6 before adjusting this switch.
1 2 . P o w e r s u p p l y u n i t f a n v e n t . This vent is for the PSU fan that
provides ventilation inside the power supply unit.
1 3 . P o w e r s u p p l y u n i t p o w e r s w i t c h . This switch allows you to turn
ON or OFF the flow of power to the power supply unit.
1 4 . C h a s s i s f a n v e n t . This vent is for the fan that provides ventilation
inside the system chassis.
1 5 . L A N ( R J - 4 5 ) p o r t . This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local
Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.
1 6 . E x p a n s i o n s l o t c o v e r ss. Remove these cover when installing
expansion cards.
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Voltage selector
The PSU has a 115 V/230 V voltage selector switch located beside the
power connector. Use this switch to select the appropriate system input
voltage according to the voltage supply in your area.
If the voltage supply in your area is 100-127 V, set this switch to 115 V.
If the voltage supply in your area is 200-240 V, set this switch to 230 V.
115V/230V
Voltage selector
Setting the switch to 115V in a 230V environment or 230V in a 115V
environment will seriously damage the system!
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Chapter 1: System introduction
1.4
Internal components
The illustration below is the internal view of the system when you remove
the top cover and the power supply unit. The installed components are
labeled for your reference. Proceed to Chapter 2 for instructions on
installing additional system components.
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3
5
4
6
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11
10
12
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15
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1.
Power supply unit
9.
2.
5.25-inch drive bay
10. PCI Express x1 slot
3.
Floppy disk drive bay
11. ASUS motherboard
4.
ATX power supply connector
12. AGP 8X slot
5.
Socket 754 for AMD Athlon™
64/AMD Sempron™ CPUs
13. IDE connectors
6.
Chassis fan
15. PCI slots
7.
DIMM sockets
16. Serial ATA connectors
8.
Hard disk drive bay
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Front panel cover
14. Expansion card slots
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1-8
Chapter 1: System introduction
Chapter 2
Basic installation
This chapter provides step-by-step
instructions on how to install
components in the system.
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2.1
Preparation
Before you proceed, make sure that you have all the components you plan
to install in the system.
Basic components to install
1. Central processing unit (CPU)
2. DDR Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM)
3. Expansion card(s)
4. Hard disk drive
5. Optical drive
6. Floppy disk drive
Tool
Phillips (cross) screw driver
2.2
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install components into
the system.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a
metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
The motherboard comes with an onboard standby power LED. This LED
lights up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode or in soft-off
mode, and not powered OFF. Unplug the power cable from the power outlet
and make sure that the standby power LED is OFF before installing any
system component.
®
SB_PWR
Onboard LED
2-2
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
Chapter 2: Basic installation
2.3
Removing the side plates and
front cover
The system has two chassis side plates, each one secured by two screws
located on the rear panel.
To remove the chassis side plate:
1.
Turn each screw
counterclockwise to release
the side cover. Set the screws
aside.
2.
Slide the side panel for about
half an inch toward the rear
until it disengages from the
chassis.
3.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to
remove the other side plate
cover.
3.
Release the side lock tabs from
the steel railing.
Screw
Side lock tab
Steel railing
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4.
Swing the left edge of the
front panel outward.
5.
Unhook the hinge-like tabs
from the holes on the right
side of the front panel to
completely detach the front
panel assembly from the
chassis.
Hinge-like tab
2-4
Chapter 2: Basic installation
2.4
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with a surface mount 754-pin Zero Insertion Force
(ZIF) socket designed for the AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Sempron processor.
The 128-bit-wide data paths of these processors can run applications
faster than processors with only 32-bit or 64-bit wide data paths.
Take note of the marked corner (with
gold triangle) on the CPU. This mark
should match a specific corner on the
socket to ensure correct installation.
Gold triangle
2.4.2
Installling the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
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Gold Arrow
CPU Socket 754
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the socket box is facing
towards you and the load lever is on your left.
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2.
Unlock the socket by pressing
the lever sideways, then lift it up
to a 90°-100° angle.
Socket Lever
Make sure that the socket lever is lifted up to 90°-100° angle, otherwise
the CPU does not fit in completely.
3.
Position the CPU above the
socket such that the CPU corner
with the gold triangle matches
the socket corner with a small
triangle.
4.
Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
Gold triangle
Small triangle
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into
the socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the CPU!
5.
2-6
When the CPU is in place, push
down the socket lever to secure
the CPU. The lever clicks on the
side tab to indicate that it is
locked.
Chapter 2: Basic installation
2.4.3
Installing the heatsink and fan
The AMD Athlon™ 64FX or AMD Athlon 64™ processor require a specially
designed heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition
and performance.
Follow these steps to install the CPU heatsink and fan.
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU, making sure that the
heatsink fits properly on the retention module base.
•
The retention module base is already installed on the motherboard
upon purchase.
•
You do not have to remove the retention module base when
installing the CPU or installing other motherboard components.
•
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make
sure that a Thermal Interface Material is properly applied to the CPU
heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.
CPU Fan
CPU Heatsink
Retention Module Base
Retention bracket Retention bracket lock
Your boxed CPU heatsink and fan assembly should come with installation
instructions for the CPU, heatsink, and the retention mechanism. If the
instructions in this section do not match the CPU documentation, follow
the latter.
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2.
Attach one end of the retention bracket to the retention module
base.
3.
Align the other end of the retention bracket (near the retention
bracket lock) to the retention module base. A clicking sound denotes
that the retention bracket is in place.
Make sure that the fan and
heatsink assembly perfectly
fits the retention mechanism
module base, otherwise you
cannot snap the retention
bracket in place.
4.
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Push down the retention bracket lock on the retention mechanism to
secure the heatsink and fan to the module base.
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3.
When the fan and heatsink assembly is in place, connect the CPU fan
cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN.
®
Rotation
+12V
GND
CPU_FAN
CPU fan connector
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring
errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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2.5
Installing a DIMM
The system motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual
Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets.
80 Pins
104 Pins
®
DIMM2
DIMM1
The following figure illustrates the location of the sockets:
184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
2.5.1
Memory configurations
You may install up to 2 GB system memory using 128 MB, 256 MB,
512 MB, and 1 GB DDR DIMMs.
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•
Install only i d e n t i c a l (the same type and size) DDR memory
modules.
•
Install only ASUS-certified memory modules. Visit the ASUS website
(www.asus.com) for the latest memory Qualified Vendors List.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules from
the same vendor.
Chapter 2: Basic installation
2.5.2
Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs
or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage
to both the motherboard and the components.
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1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket such
that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the
socket.
DDR DIMM notch
1
1
Unlocked retaining clip
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.
DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Locked Retaining Clip
2.5.3
Removing a DIMM
2
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1.
Simultaneously press the
retaining clips outward to unlock
the DIMM.
1
1
DDR DIMM notch
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining
clips. The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.
2.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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2.6
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following
sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
2.6.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that
came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already
installed in a chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep
the screw for later use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
2.6.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software
settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 5 for information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
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Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
1
2
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
Communications Port (COM2)*
Communications Port (COM1)*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)*
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCI Express x1 slot 1
AGP slot
Onboard USB controller 0
Onboard USB controller 1
Onboard USB controller 2
Onboard USB 2.0 controller
Onboard IDE Controller
Onboard SATA Controller
Onboard LAN
Onboard Audio
B
C
D
shared
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
used
—
—
shared
—
E
F
G
H
—
—
—
—
used
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
used
—
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used
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—
—
—
used
—
—
—
—
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support
“Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments; otherwise,
conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system
unstable and the card inoperable.
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2.6.3
PCI Express x1 slot
This motherboard supports PCI
Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards
and other cards that comply with the
PCI Express specifications. The figure
shows a network card installed on the
PCI Express x1 slot.
2.6.4
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as a
LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and
other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The figure shows a
LAN card installed on a PCI slot.
Before using a PCI VGA card,
make sure to set the
Graphics Adapter Priority to
PCI/Int-VGA in the BIOS. See
section “5.4.3 Chipset->AGP
Configuration” for details.
2.6.5
AGP slot
The Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot supports AGP8X/4X cards. When
you buy an AGP card, make sure that you ask for one with +1.5V
specification. Note the notches on the card golden fingers to ensure that
they fit the AGP slot on your motherboard.
®
Keyed for 1.5v
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
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2.7
Installing an optical drive
The optical drive is an optional item in this desktop system. Refer to the
instructions in this section if you acquired a model without an optical drive.
Follow these steps to install an optical drive.
1.
Place the chassis upright.
2.
Insert the optical drive into
the upper 5.25-inch drive bay.
3.
Carefully push the optical drive
into the bay until its screw
holes align with the holes on
the bay as shown.
Screw holes
4.
Secure the optical drive with
two screws on both sides of
the bay.
Screws
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5.
Connect a power cable from
the power supply to the
power connector at the back
of the optical drive.
6.
Connect one end of the IDE
ribbon cable to the IDE
interface at the back of the
optical drive, matching the red
stripe on the cable with Pin 1
on the IDE interface.
7.
Connect one end of the audio
cable to the 4-pin connector at
the back of the optical drive.
Audio cable
IDE ribbon cable
Red stripe to pin 1
Power cable
8.
Connect the other end of the IDE ribbon cable to the secondary IDE
connector (labeled SEC_IDE) on the motherboard. See page 4-5 for
the location of this connector.
9.
Connect the other end of the audio cable to the black 4-pin connector
labeled CD on the motherboard. See page 4-9 for the location of this
connector.
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2.8
Installing a hard disk drive
The system may have one pre-installed 3.5-inch Serial ATA or IDE hard disk
drive. Refer to this section to install additional Serial ATA or IDE hard disk
drive(s).
To install a Serial ATA hard disk drive:
1.
Place the chassis upright.
2.
With the HDD label side up,
carefully insert the drive into
the 3.5-inch bay.
2
3.
Push the drive into the bay
until its screw holes align with
the holes on the drive bay.
3
3
HDD screw holes
4.
Secure the drive with two
screws on both sides.
4
5.
Connect one end of the Serial
ATA cable to the SATA
connector at the back of the
drive, then connect the other
end to a Serial ATA connector
on the motherboard. See page
4-6 for the location of the
Serial ATA connectors.
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5
6
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6.
Connect a 15-pin Serial ATA power plug from the power supply unit to
the power connector at the back of the drive.
- OR Connect a 4-pin (female) power plug from the power supply unit to
the 4-pin (male) power connector at the back of the drive.
If your Serial ATA HDD has both 4-pin and 15-pin connectors at the
back, use either the 15-pin SATA power adapter plug O R the legacy
4-pin power connector. D O N O T use both to prevent damage to
components and to keep the system from becoming unstable.
To install an IDE hard disk drive:
1.
Follow steps 1-4 of the previous
section.
3
2
•
If you will install only one hard disk drive, make sure to configure
your hard disk drive as Master device before connecting the IDE
cable and power plug. Refer to the HDD documentation on how to
set the drive as a Master device.
•
If you will install two IDE hard disk drives, configure the other device
as Slave.
2.
Connect the blue interface of the IDE ribbon cable to the primary IDE
connector (blue connector labeled PRI_IDE) on the motherboard. See
page 4-5 for the location of the PRI_IDE connector.
3.
Connect the gray interface of the IDE ribbon cable to the IDE
connector on the drive.
4.
If you install two IDE hard disk drives, connect the black interface of
the IDE ribbon cable to the IDE connector on the second (Slave) IDE
hard disk drive.
5.
Connect a 4-pin power plug from the power supply unit to the power
connector at the back of the drive(s).
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2.9
Installing a floppy disk drive
The Vintage-PE1 system comes with one 3.25-inch drive bay for a floppy
disk drive.
To install a floppy disk drive:
1.
Remove the front panel cover.
For instructions on how to remove the front panel cover, refer to page
2-3 of section “2.3 Removing the side plates and front cover”
2.
Carefully insert the floppy disk drive into the floppy drive bay until the
screw holes align with the holes on the bay.
3.
Secure the floppy disk drive with two screws.
4.
Connect the floppy disk drive
signal cable to the signal
connector at the back of the
drive.
5.
Connect the other end of the
signal cable to the floppy disk
drive connector on the
motherboard.
6.
6
4
Connect a power cable from the
power supply unit to the power
connector at the back of the
floppy disk drive.
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2.10
Re-connecting cables
You may have disconnected some cables when you were installing
components. You must re-connect these cables before you replace the
chassis cover.
LED cables
Reset button
HDD LED
Power LED
Power Switch
®
SPEAKER
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED-
PLED+
PLED
IDE_LED
Reset
Ground
PWR
Ground
+5V
IDELED
PANEL
RESET
PWRSW
System panel connector
* Requires an ATX power supply.
Connect the r e s e t b u t t o n , p o w e r s w i t c h
h, p o w e r L E D , and H D D
L E D cables to their respective leads in the system panel connector on the
motherboard. See page 4-10 for the system panel descriptions.
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2.11
Replacing the side plates and front
cover
After you have installed all the internal components and you have
connected all the necessary cables, you are now ready to put the system
back together.
1.
Hook the hinge-like tabs to the
holes on the right side of the
front panel to attach the front
panel assembly to the chassis.
2.
Swing the front panel inward.
Hinge-like tab
3.
Snap the side lock tabs to the
steel railing.
Side lock tab
Steel railing
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4.
Fit the rail tabs on the side
plate into the locking tab holes
in the chassis.
Locking
tab hole
Rail
tabs
5.
Firmly push the side plate from
the rear until it fits the chassis
completely.
The locking tabs snap into the
hole on the chassis to indicate
that the side plate is in place.
6.
Lock the side plate with the
screws on the rear panel.
7.
Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6 to
replace the other side plate
cover.
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Chapter 2: Basic installation
2.12
Connecting external devices
The figure below shows the specific connectors and devices that you can
connect to the rear panel ports.
PS/2 KB
AC
Serial
PS/2 Mouse
VGA
Parallel
USB
RJ-45
Line Out
Line In
Mic
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Chapter 2: Basic installation
Chapter 3
Starting up
This chapter helps you power up
the system and install drivers and
utilities from the support CD.
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3.1
Installing an operating system
The barebone system supports Windows® 2000/XP operating systems
(OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates so
you can maximize the features of your hardware.
Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to
your OS documentation for more information.
3.2
Powering up
The system has two power buttons located in
the front panel. Press the system power
button ( ) to enter the OS.
Press to turn ON the system
3.3
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the system contains useful software and
several utility drivers that enhance the system features.
3-2
•
Screen display and driver options may not be the same for other
operating system versions.
•
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates.
Chapter 3: Starting up
3.3.1
Running the support CD
To begin using the support CD, place the CD in your optical drive. The CD
automatically displays the D r i v e r s menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
Click an icon to
display support
CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If A u t o r u n is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the A S S E T U P . E X E to run the CD.
AGP SiS 760 driver
Installs the SiS 760 AGP driver.
SIS 760 Graphics Driver
Installs the SiS 760GX graphics controller driver.
AD1888 SoundMAX Audio Driver
Installs the ADI 1888 AC’97 compliant audio controller and application.
SIS RAID Controller Driver
Installs the SIS RAID controller driver.
SIS RAID Controller Driver Disk
Creates a SIS RAID Controller driver disk.
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SiS191/SiS190 Ethernet Device Driver
Installs the SIS191/SIS190 LAN drivers for 10/100 LAN solution that
provides up to 100Mbps data transfer rates.
Cool ‘n’ Quiet Driver
Installs the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet! Technology drivers.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 driver to upgrade your USB 1.1 ports to USB 2.0. For
Windows® XP users, make sure to install Windows XP SP 1 to support USB
2.0.
3.3.2
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the
motherboard supports.
ASUS AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Software
Installs the AMD® Cool ‘n’ Quiet! software.
ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system
voltages, and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you
keep your computer in healthy operating condition.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in a
Windows® environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either
through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
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Microsoft DirectX
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0 driver.
Anti-Virus Utility
The anti-virus utility scans, identifies, and removes computer viruses. View
the online help for detailed information.
ADOBE Acrobat Reader
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader V5.0.
ASUS Screen Saver
Installs the ASUS screen saver.
3.3.3
Manuals menu
The Manuals menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an
item to open the folder of the user manual.
Most user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install
the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader from the U t i l i t i e s m e n u before opening
a user manual file.
SiS965/SiS965L SATA RAID User’s Manual
Allows you to open the SiS965/SiS965L Serial ATA RAID user’s manual.
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3.3.4
ASUS Contact information
Click the C o n t a c t tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can
also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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Chapter 3: Starting up
This chapter gives information
about the motherboard that comes
with the system. This chapter
includes the motherboard layout,
jumper settings, and connector
locations.
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Motherboard info
Chapter 4
4.1
Introduction
The Vintage-AE1 barebone system comes with an ASUS motherboard. This
chapter provides technical information about the motherboard for future
upgrades or system reconfiguration.
4.2
Motherboard layout
19.9cm (7.8in)
®
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
CHA_FAN
CPU_FAN
ATX12V
USB12
USBPW34
USBPW12
Bottom:
ATXPWR
24.4cm (9.6in)
VGA
DDR DIMM2 (64 bit, 184-pin module)
DDR DIMM1 (64 bit, 184-pin module)
Socket 754
PARALLEL PORT
COM1
Top:
USB34 RJ-45
SIS
760GX
Top:Line In
Center:Line Out
Below:Mic In
4M
BIOS
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
SIS
965L
PCI1
SPDIF_OUT
CD
AD1888
PCI2
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
BUZZER
USBPW78
USBPW56
FP_AUDIO
4-2
GAME
FLOPPY
USB56
SATA2
CHASSIS
CLRTC
USB78
SB_PWR
AUX
PRI_IDE
PCIEX1_1
SEC_IDE
Super
I/O
RTL8201CL
SATA1
PANEL
Chapter 4: Motherboard info
4.3
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in the CMOS, which includes
the system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the
cap on pins 2-3 for about 5-10 seconds, then move the cap back
to pins 1-2.
4. Re-install the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
®
CLRTC
2
1
Clear RTC RAM
Normal
(Default)
3
2
Clear CMOS
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure.
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2.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34,
USBPW56, USBPW78)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep
mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power
mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up
from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh,
power supply in reduced power mode).
The USBPWR12 and USBPWR34 jumpers are for the rear USB ports.
The USBPWR56 and USBPWR78 jumper is for the internal USB
connectors that you can connect to additional USB ports.
®
USBPW34
USBPW12
2 3
1 2
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
USBPW78
USBPW56
2 3
1 2
USB device wake-up
4-4
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise,
the system would not power up.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
Chapter 4: Motherboard info
4.4
1.
Connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
®
FLOPPY
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
Floppy disk drive connector
2.
PIN 1
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
This connector is for an Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable. The Ultra
DMA 100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for
the primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for
an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive),
and a gray connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard
disk drive). If you install two hard disk drives, you must configure the
second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer
to the hard disk documentation for the jumper settings.
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion
when you connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.
IDE connectors
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NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PRI_IDE
SEC_IDE
®
PIN 1
4-5
3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
®
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
SATA2
SATA connectors
SATA1
Important notes on Serial ATA
4.
•
You must install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP
Service Pack1 before using Serial ATA hard disk drives.
•
When using the connectors in standard IDE mode, connect the primary
(boot) hard disk drive to the SATA1 or SATA2 connector.
CPU and Chassis Fan connectors
(3-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA~740 mA (8.88 W
max.) or a total of 1 A~2.22 A (26.64 W max.) at +12V. Connect the
fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that
the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the
fan connectors!
CHA_FAN
CPU_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
Rotation
+12V
GND
®
Fan connectors
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5.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB/GAME
module cable to any of these connectors, then install the module to a
slot opening at the back of the system chassis. These USB connectors
comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps
connection speed.
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
®
USB 2.0 connectors
USB56
1
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
USB78
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will
damage the motherboard!
The USB module is purchased separately.
6.
ATX power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The plugs from the
power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one
orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the
connectors completely fit.
®
ATX12V
GND
+12V DC
ATX power connectors
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ATXPWR
GND
+12V DC
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
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7.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD, AUX)
This connector is for the 4-pin audio cable that connects to the audio
connector at the back of the optical drive.
®
AUX (White)
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Right Audio Channel
Right Audio Channel
CD (Black)
Ground
Left Audio Channel
Internal audio connectors
Enable the CD-IN function in the audio utility when using this connector.
8.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module
that supports AC’97 audio standard.
Line out_L
NC
Line out_R
MICPWR
MIC2
®
BLINE_OUT_L
BLINE_OUT_R
+5VA
AGND
FP_AUDIO
Front panel audio connector
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9.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or
switch. Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch
cable to this connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a
high-level signal to this connector when a chassis component is
removed or replaced. The signal is then generated as a chassis
intrusion event.
By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted
with a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to
use the chassis intrusion detection feature.
®
CHASSIS
GND
Chassis Signal
(Default)
+5VSB_MB
Chassis intrusion connector
1 0 . GAME/MIDI port connector (16-1 pin GAME)
This connector is for a GAME/MIDI port. Connect the USB/GAME
module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis. The GAME/MIDI port
connects a joystick or game pad for playing games, and MIDI devices
for playing or editing audio files.
+5V
J2B1
J2CX
MIDI_OUT
J2CY
J2B2
MIDI_IN
R
Game connector
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+5V
J1B1
J1CX
GND
GND
J1CY
J1B2
+5V
GAME
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1 1 . Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface
(S/PDIF) port(s). Connect the S/PDIF module cable to this connector,
then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis.
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
®
SPDIF_OUT
GND
SPDIFOUT
+5V
Digital audio connector
1 2 . System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
®
SPEAKER
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED+
PLED-
PLED
IDE_LED
Reset
Ground
PWR
Ground
+5V
IDELED
PANEL
RESET
PWRSW
System panel connector
* Requires an ATX power supply.
The sytem panel connector is color-coded for easy connection. Refer to
the connector description below for details.
•
4-10
Power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the Power LED. Connect the 3-pin power
LED cable from the system chassis to this connector. The LED lights
up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is
in sleep mode.
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System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (Red 2-pin HDLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (Yellow 2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off
mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for
more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
•
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Chapter 5
BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change
system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the
BIOS parameters.
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5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
2.
3.
4.
A S U S A F U D O S (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable
floppy disk.)
A S U S E Z F l a s h (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.)
A S U S C r a s h F r e e B I O S 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable
floppy disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
A S U S U p d a t e (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy
disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
5.1.1
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click S t a r t from the Windows® desktop, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click F i l e from the menu, then select F o r m a tt. A F o r m a t 3 1 / 2
F l o p p y D i s k window appears.
e. Select C r e a t e a n M S - D O S s t a r t u p d i s k from the format
options field, then click S t a r tt.
Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
c. Click S t a r tt, then select R u n
n.
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d. From the Open field, type
D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D: is your optical drive.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable
floppy disk.
5.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash utility
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to
go through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a
DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is
accessible by pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests
(POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard and rename the same to K 8 S M V - V . R O M
M.
2.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk, then restart the system.
3.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
4.
Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file to the floppy disk
drive. When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash performs the BIOS
update process and automatically reboots the system when done.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “K8SMV-V.ROM”. Completed.
Start erasing.......|
Start programming...|
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
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Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
•
A “Floppy not found!” error message appears if there is no floppy
disk in the drive. A “K8SMV-V.ROM not found!” error message
appears if the correct BIOS file is not found in the floppy disk. Make
sure that you rename the BIOS file to K8SMV-V.ROM.
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5.1.3
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when
the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at
least 600 KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be exactly the same as shown.
1.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
2.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than
eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three
alphanumeric characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS
file.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable
floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /iK8SMV-V.ROM
4.
The utility reads the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iK8SMV-V.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2003 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ..... done
Reading flash .... done
Search bootblock version
Advance Check........
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
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5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iK8SMV-V.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2003 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ..... done
Reading flash .... done
Search bootblock version
Advance Check.........
Erasing flash ..... done
Writing flash ..... done
Verifying flash ... done
Please restart your computer
A:\>
5.1.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to
restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating
process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard
support CD or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing
the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the
floppy disk to K 8 S M V - V . R O M
M.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
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1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive.
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3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the
corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “K8SMV-V.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
system.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the
optical drive for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then
updates the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “K8SMV-V.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
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DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this
motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the
latest BIOS file.
5.1.5
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update
the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility
allows you to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
•
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
2.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The D r i v e r s menu appears.
Click the U t i l i t i e s tab, then click I n s t a l l A S U S U p d a t e
VX.XX.XX
X. See page 3-4 for the U t i l i t i e s screen menu.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
1.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this
utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
e. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m
t h e I n t e r n e t option from the
drop-down menu, then click
N e x tt.
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Select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click A u t o S e l e c tt.
Click N e x tt.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail all
its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by
clicking S t a r t > P r o g r a m s > A S U S > A S U S U p d a t e >
ASUSUpdate
e. The ASUS Update main window appears.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m a
f i l e option from the drop-down
menu, then click N e x tt.
Locate the BIOS file from the
e.
O p e n window, then click S a v e
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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5.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “2.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can
enable the security password feature or change the power management
settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS
Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and
record them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to
run this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.
You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this
last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being
a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus
and make your selections from the available options using the navigation
keys.
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The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most
conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes
unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings
to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the L o a d
S e t u p D e f a u l t s item under the Exit Menu. See section “5.7 Exit
Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference
purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your
screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for this motherboard and .
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5.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
Configuration fields
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
OnBoard PCI S-ATA Controller
[11:51:19]
[Thu 10/07/2004]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
: [ST320413A]
: [ASUS CD-S360]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
[Enabled]
General help
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
Sub-menu items
5.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
For changing the basic system configuration
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
Exit
For changing the system boot configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
5.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for
that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu
and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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5.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that menu.
For example, selecting M a i n shows the
Main menu items.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Language
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[11:10:19]
[Thu 03/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[English]
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
5.2.5
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
System Information
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot,
and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam
has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press
<Enter>.
5.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is userconfigurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You
cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “5.2.7 Pop-up window.”
5.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with
the configuration options for that item.
5.2.8
Scroll bar
Advanced Chipset settings
A scroll bar appears on the right side
of a menu screen when there are
items that do not fit on the screen.
Press the
Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /
<Page Down> keys to display the
other items on the screen.
5.2.9
General help
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Memory Acceleration Mode
DRAM Idle Timer
DRAm Refresh Rate
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Graphics Aperture Size
Spread Spectrum
[AGP/PCI]
[ 64 MB]
[Enabled]
ICH Delayed Transaction
[Enabled]
MPS Revision
[1.4]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
At the top right corner of the menu
screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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5.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “5.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
OnBoard PCI S-ATA Controller
[11:51:19]
[Thu 10/07/2004]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
: [ST320413A]
: [ASUS CD-S360]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
[Native]
System Information
5.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
5.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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5.3.4
Primary, Secondary, Third, and Fourth
IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE
devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device
item then press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST320413A
Size
: 20.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
Smart Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra
DMA, and SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable.
These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of
the appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you are specifically
configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device)
if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if
the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously
formatted with LBA mode disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if
the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled],
the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0]
[SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0]
[UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5] [UDMA6]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.3.5
OnBoard PCI SATA Controller [Native]
Disables or set the onboard PCI Serial ATA controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Native] [RAID by Rom]
5.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0201
Build Date : 03/30/05
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
: 2600 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Size
: 512MB
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory
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Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
5.4.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information auto-detected by
BIOS.
CPU Configuration
Cool N’Quiet
Memory Configuration
[Enabled]
Cool N’Quiet [Enabled]
Enables or disables the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet! technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Memory Configuration
Allows you to set memory parameters to enhance system performance.
CPU Configuration
Burst Length
Memclock Mode
Memory CLK
CAS Latency
TRCD
TRP
TRAS
[4 Beats]
[Auto]
:
:
:
:
:
166 MHz
2.5
3 CLK
3 CLK
7 CLK
Burst Length [4 Beats]
Sets the operating burst length.
Configuration options: [8 Beats] [4 Beats] [2 Beats]
Memclock Mode [Auto]
Sets the memory clock mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [Limit]
Memclock Value [100MHz]
Sets the memory clock value. This item appears only when the
Memclock Mode item is set to [Limit]. Configuration options:
[100MHz] [133MHz] [166MHz] [200 MHz]
5.4.2
Chipset
The Chipset menu items allow you to change the advanced chipset
settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Chipset Settings
AGP Configuration
HyperTransport Configuration
MPS Configuration
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AGP Configuration
Allows you to set the AGP parameters.
AGP Configuration
Aperture Size
Graphic Adapter Priority
AGP FAST WRITE
Select AGP 3.0 Data Ratio
Share Memory
[64MB]
[AGP/Int-VGA]
[Disabled]
[8X]
[ 32MB]
Aperture Size [64MB]
Allows you to set the size of mapped memory for AGP graphic data.
Configuration options: [32MB] [64MB] [128MB]
Graphic Adapter Priority [AGP/Int-VGA]
Allows you to select the primary graphics boot device.
Configuration options: [Internal VGA] [AGP/Int-VGA] [AGP/PCI] [PCI/
AGP] [PCI/Int-VGA]
AGP FAST WRITE [Disabled]
Enables or disables the AGP Fast Write feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Select AGP 3.0 Data Ratio [8X]
Allows you to select the AGP 3.0 data ratio.
Configuration options: [8X] [4X]
Shared Memory [32MB]
Allows you to set the shared memory size for the video RAM.
Configuration options: [32MB] [64MB] [128MB]
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HyperTransport Configuration
HyperTransport Configuration
HT Width
HT Speed
[ 8x16 BIT]
[800 MHz]
HT Width [8x16 BIT]
Sets the HyperTransport data width.
Configuration options: [8x8 BIT] [16x16 BIT] [16x8 BIT] [8x16 BIT]
HT Speed [800 MHz]
Sets the HyperTransport data speed.
Configuration options: [200 MHz] [400 MHz] [600 MHz] [800 MHz]
MPS Configuration
MPS Configuration
MPS Revision
[1.4]
MPS Revision [1.4]
Sets the MPS revision value.
Configuration options: [1.1] [1.4]
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5.4.3
Onboard Devices Configuration
Onboard AC97 Audio DEVICE
Onboard SiS190 LAN DEVICE
SiS190 LAN Boot ROM
USB Configuration
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port2 Address
Serial Port2 Mode
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
Onboard Game/MIDI Port
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[Normal]
[378]
[ECP]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
[Disabled]
Onboard AC97 Audio DEVICE [Enabled]
This item enables or disables the onboard AC’97 audio CODEC device.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard SiS190 LAN DEVICE [Enabled]
This item enables or disables the onboard SIS LAN device.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SIS190 LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN Boot ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features.
Select an item then press Enter to display the configuration options.
USB Configuration
USB Devices Enabled: None
Onboard SiS USB1.1 DEVICE
Onboard SiS USB2.0 DEVICE
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
Stop EHCI HC in OHCI handover
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[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
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The USB Devices Enabled items show the auto-detected values. If no
USB device is detected, the item shows None.
•
Set the Onboard SISUSB1.1/2.0 DEVICE to [Disabled], if you are
using a Windows® 98SE or Windows® ME OS.
OnBoard SiS USB 1.1 Device [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard SiS USB 1.1 device.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OnBoard SiS USB 2.0 Device [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard SiS USB 2.0 device.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices.
Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the presence of USB
devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is
enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is
disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps)
or Full Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [HiSpeed ]
[Full Speed]
Stop EHCI HC in OHCI handover [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the feature to stop the EHCI host
controller during the OHCI OS handover call. This is needed when
installing operating systems that do not support EHCI host controllers.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Allows you to select the Serial Port2 base address. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
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Serial Port2 Mode [Normal]
Sets the serial port 2 mode. Configuration options: [Normal] [IrDA] [Ask IR]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode. When the item P a r a l l e l P o r t
A d d r e s s is set to 3 B C
C, the Parallel Port Mode options are only Normal,
Bi-directional, and ECP. Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-directional]
[EPP] [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port ECP DMA channel. This item
appears only when the P a r a l l e l P o r t M o d e is set to E C P
P.
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port IRQ. Configuration options:
[IRQ5] [IRQ7]
Onboard Game/MIDI Port [Disabled]
Allows you to set the onboard Game/MIDI port address or disable the port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [200/300] [200/300] [208/300]
[208/300]
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5.4.4
PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for
PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources
for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block
for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
PCI IDE BusMaster
OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
IRQ14
IRQ15
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
Plug and Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set
to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating
system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device
latency timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160]
[192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card
requests for an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the
PCI VGA card even if requested. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI
devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the
latter can function correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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PCI IDE BusMaster [Enabled]
Allows BIOS to use PCI bus mastering when reading/writing to IDE devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card [Auto]
Allows BIOS to use PCI bus mastering when reading/writing to IDE devices.
Configuration options: [Auto] [PCI Slot]
IRQ xx assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [Available], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices.
When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices.
Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
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5.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and the Advanced Power
Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
[S1 & S3 (STR)]
[No]
[No]
[Enabled]
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
5.5.1
Suspend Mode [S1 & S3 (STR)]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) state to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S1 & S3 (STR)] [S3 Only]
5.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Detemines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
5.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support [No]
Allows you to add more tables for Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) 2.0 specifications. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
5.5.4
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
(ASIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the
RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5.5
APM Configuration
Power Button Mode
Restore on AC Power Loss
Resume on Ring
Power Up By PCI Device
Resume on Keyboard
Resume on PS2 Mouse
Resume on RTC
[On/Off]
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the
power button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power
loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss.
When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on state,
whatever the system state was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Resume On Ring [Disabled]
Enables or disables the feature to power up the computer when the
external modem receives a call while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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 turns the system
power on.
Power Up By PCI Device [Disabled]
Enables or disables the feature to turn ON the system through a PCI LAN or
modem card. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at
least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume On Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the PS/2 Power-On by keyboard feature.
This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Resume On PS2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse
to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume On RTC [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC
Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.5.6
Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
[3813 RPM]
[N/A]
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[51ºC/122.5ºF]
[41ºC/105.5ºF]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.320V]
[ 3.345V]
[ 5.094V]
[11.880V]
Smart Fan Control
CPU Full Speed Temperature
CPU Min Duty Cycle
[Enabled]
[+40 Degree]
[15 Percent]
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
and Chassis fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not
connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A. Select Ignored if you
do not wish to display the detected fan speed.
CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select Ignored if you do not wish to
display the detected temperatures.
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VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
Smart Fan Control [Enabled]
Enables or disables the ASUS Smart Fan Control feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Full Speed Temperature [+ 40 Degree]
Allows you to set the CPU temperature threshold when the CPU fan speed
is increased to lower the CPU temperature. Configuration options:
[+10 Degree] [+13 Degree] [+16 Degree] [+20 Degree] [+26 Degree]
[+32 Degree] [+40 Degree]
CPU Fan Min Duty Cycle [15 Percent]
Sets the CPU fan minimum duty cycle. Configuration options: [10 Percent]
[15 Percent] [20 Percent] [25 Percent] [30 Percent] [35 Percent]
[37.5 Percent] [40 Percent]
5.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
APM Configuration
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
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5.6.1
Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[PM-ST330620A]
[PS-ASUS CD-S360]
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends
on the number of devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [1st Floppy Drive] [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
5.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST)
while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set
to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
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Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.6.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Disabled]
Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d.
After you set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password
then press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “1.9 Jumpers” for information
on how to erase the RTC RAM.
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After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Full Access]
[Setup]
[Disabled]
User Access Level (Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
N o A c c e s s prevents user access to the Setup utility.
V i e w O n l y allows access but does not allow change to any field.
L i m i t e d allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and
Time.
F u l l A c c e s s allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup
utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password
item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After you set
a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a User Password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at
least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
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Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the
Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both
when accessing Setup and booting the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the boot sector virus protection. Make sure
to install Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or Windows® 2003 Service Pack 1 or
later to use this feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.
An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even
when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a confirmation
window appears. Select O k to save changes and exit.
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If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while
exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
System Date, System Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears.
Select O k to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you
press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select O k to load default
values. Select E x i t & S a v e C h a n g e s or make other changes before
saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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