Zotac IONITX-U series Specifications

WARNING!
Electronic Emission Notices
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of 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 instructions
contained in this manual, may cause harmful interference to radio and television communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
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-
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REORIENT OR RELOCATE THE RECEIVING ANTENNA
INCREASE THE SEPARATION BETWEEN THE EQUIPMENT AND THE RECEIVER
CONNECT THE EQUIPMENT INTO AN OUTLET ON A CIRCUIT DIFFERENT FROM THAT OF THE RECEIVER
CONSULT THE DEALER OR AN EXPERIENCED AUDIO/TELEVISION TECHNICIAN
NOTE:
Connecting this device to peripheral devices that do not comply with Class B requirements, or
using an unshielded peripheral data cable, could also result in harmful interference to radio or
television reception.
The user is cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
To ensure that the use of this product does not contribute to interference, it is necessary to use
shielded I/O cables.
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errors or omissions is assumed. Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the
use of the information contained herein.
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Table of Contents
Motherboard Specifications-------------------------------------------------------------------- 4
Motherboard Layout------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 6
Hardware Installation----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9
Safety Instructions------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 9
Preparing the Motherboard--------------------------------------------------------------------- 10
Installing Memory DIMMs--------------------------------------------------------------------- 10
Installing the Motherboard-------------------------------------------------------------------- 11
Installing the I/O Shield------------------------------------------------------------------------ 11
Connecting Cables and Setting Switches------------------------------------------------- 12
20-pin ATX Power-PW1----------------------------------------------------------------------- 13
DC OUT Connector-CN7---------------------------------------------------------------------- 13
serial Port Header - COM--------------------------------------------------------------------- 14
SPK Header-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14
USB Headers------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 14
Front Panel Header----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15
Front Audio Header----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16
Connecting Serial ATA Cables--------------------------------------------------------------- 17
Fan Connections-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17
Expansion Slots--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18
Mini PCIE Slot----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18
Jumper Settings--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 19
Configuring the BIOS----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20
Enter BIOS Setup------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 20
Main Menu--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 21
Advanced Menu-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22
CPU Configuration-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22
IDE Configuration--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22
Floppy Configuration----------------------------------------------------------------------- 23
ACPI Configuration------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23
APM Configuration-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23
Event Log Configuration------------------------------------------------------------------ 23
MPS Configuration------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23
PCI Express Configuration--------------------------------------------------------------- 23
Smbios Configuration---------------------------------------------------------------------- 23
USB Configuration-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23
PCI/PnP Menu---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 24
Boot Menu--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 25
Security Menu---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 26
Chipset Menu----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27
Exit Menu---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 28
Table of Contents
Installing Drivers and Software--------------------------------------------------------------- 30
Drivers Installation - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 31
HDMI SETUP ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 38
REALTEK HD AUDIO DRIVER SETUP ------------------------------------------------------ 39
Getting Started----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 39
Sound Effect-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 39
Environment Simulation----------------------------------------------------------------------- 39
Equalizer Selection ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 40
Frequently Used Equalizer Setting--------------------------------------------------------- 40
Karaoke Mode----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 40
Mixer----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 41
Playback control---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 41
Recording control--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 42
Audio I/O-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 43
Speaker Configuration-------------------------------------------------------------------- 44
Connector Settings------------------------------------------------------------------------- 45
S/PDIF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 45
Speaker Calibration------------------------------------------------------------------------ 46
Microphone---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 47
Noise Suppression------------------------------------------------------------------------- 47
Beam Forming------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 47
Acoustic Echo Cancellation-------------------------------------------------------------- 47
Audio Demo---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 48
Information ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 48
SATA RAID User Manual------------------------------------------------------------------------- 49
Setting up the BIOS---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 49
Entering the RAID BIOS Setup-------------------------------------------------------------- 51
Installing the RAID Drives--------------------------------------------------------------------- 54
ION ITX Series Motherboard
Motherboard Specifications
q C
hipset
v NVIDIA MCP7A-ION Series
q Size
v Mini-ITX form factor of 6.69inch x 6.69 inch(171mm x 171mm)
qMicroprocessor support
v Intel ATOM 230 / 330 CPU
v Support for 533 MT/s(533MHz FSB)
qOperating systems:
v Supports Windows XP 32bit/64bit and Windows Vista 32bit/64bit
qSystem Memory support
v Supports DDRII667/800. Supports up to 4GBs DDRII memory.
v Supports dual Channel DDR2 128-Bit Memory Interface
qUSB 2.0 Ports
v Supports hot plug and play
v Ten USB 2.0 ports (six rear panel ports, four from onboard USB headers)
v Supports USB 2.0 protocol up to 480 Mbps transmission rate
qOnboard Serial ATA II
v Independent DMA operation on four ports (three is onboard SATA headers,
one is rear panel e-SATA).
v Data transfer rates of 3Gb/s.
q On board RTL8211CL Gigabit LAN(Optional)
v Supports 10/100/1000M bps operation
q On board RTL8201EL Fast Ethernet(Optional)
v Supports 10/100Mbps operation
v Supports half/full duplex operation
qOnboard Audio(Optional)
v Azalia High-Definition audio
v Supports 6-channel
v Supports Jack-Sensing function
qGreen Function
v Supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)
v RTC timer to power-on the system
v AC power failure recovery
qOnboard Graphics support
v Integrated 300MHz DAC for analog displays with resolutions up to 1920x1440
at 75Hz.
v Integrated GeForce 9xxx Series GPU,Supports DX10
v VGA / DVI / HDMI output support(optional)
Motherboard Specifications
q Integrated HDMI Interface with HDCP
v Supports DVI or HDMI 1.3 interfaces
v Secure digital audio merged from integrated HDA codec with no external audio
signals required
v Support for HDCP 1.3 using soft or hard HDCP keys
v HDCP encryption support when configured as DVI or HDMI link without the
need for external HDCP key crypto ROM
q Dual Head Display Controller
v Full NVIDIA nView™ multi-display technology capability, with independent
display controllers for the CRT, TMDS, DisplayPort, and HDMI interface
v Each controller can drive same or different display contents to different resolutions and refresh rates
q Expansion Slots
v One Mini PCI Express slot.(Occupied by WiFi module in some models)
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Motherboard Layout
Figure 1 shows the motherboard and Figures 2 shows the back panel connectors.
12 13 14
DC OUT - CN7
.
C _ FAN1
CPU
121
121
.
SPDIF - OUT
.
DDRII2
DDRII1
JP3
(PCB Ver:01)
Keyboard
/ USB
HDMI
DVI / VGA
11
17 18
1516
Chiset
USB - FP _ U2
USB - FP _ U1
20-pin ATX Power - PW1
+
eSATA / USB
CHIP _ FAN - J2505
Clear CMOS
- JP1
LAN / USB
SATA1
SATA2
Front Audio
- FP _ S1
SATA3
240
120
S _ FAN1
SD1
120
240
COM
SPK1
52
FP1
2
+
-
Figure 1.
Mini PCIE
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Board Layout
9
8 7 6
51
5
1. 20-pin ATX Power Connector(Optional)
10. Front Audio Header
2. System Fan Connector
11. Backpanel Connectors
3. Front Panel Header
12. USB power Jumper(PCB Ver:01)*
4. Speaker Header
13. USB Headers
5. Mini PCIE Slot
14. DC-OUT Connector(Optional)
6. COM Header
15. CPU
7. Serial-ATA (SATA) Connectors
16. Chipset
8. Clear CMOS Jumper
17. CPU Fan Connector
9. Chip Fan Connector
18. DDRII DIMM Sockets
4
2
3
Rear Panel
Figure 2: Backpanel connectors
9
5
10
15
2 3 4
8
11
6
11
5
6 2
7 10
1.PS/2 keyboard connector
2.USB Connectors
3.HDMI Port
4. SPDIF Out(Coaxial / Optical)
5. DVI Connector
6. eSATA Connector
7. Port
Blue
Green
Pink
2-Channel
Line-In
Line-Out
Mic In
4-Channel
Rear Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
6-Channe
Rear Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Center/Subwoofer
8. LAN Connector
Lan Port with LEDs to indicate status.
· Yellow/Light Up/Blink = 10 Mbps/Link/Activity
· Yellow and Orange/Light Up/Blink = 100 Mbps/link/Activity
· Yellow and Orange/Light Up/Blink = 1000 Mbps/link/Activity
9. VGA Port
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10. 19V DC Power input(Optional)
This motherboard contains a DC power input jack(as picture 2), you can plug a 19V AC/DC
adapter to the DC power input jack(as picture 1). Use a 19V DC power adapter instead of
ATX power supply,at last as the picture 3.
121
.
6
121
.
.
5
10
15
2
11
+
120
240
120
240
1

3
11. WiFi antenna connctor(Optional)
Remove the red antenna connector cover(as picture 1), install the antenna to the connector
and make sure that screw down clockwise(as picture 2),at last as picture 3.
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4
510
15
6
11
.
121
121
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5
.

510
15

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6
11
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120
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240
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According to your requirement modulate to the
antenna as right picture.
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shows
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The bottom side of motherboard PCB
shows
“236-DA108-0J10F”
Motherboard PCB Version:01
Note:
* Different motherboard PCB version could carry slightly different features and components
placement . Please refer to the following diagram to identify PCB version:
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Hardware Installation
Hardware Installation
This section will guide you through the installation of the motherboard. The topics
covered in this section are:
qPreparing the motherboard
v Installing the memory
q Installing the motherboard
qConnecting cables and setting switches
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury, always follow basic safety precations.
Remember to remove power from your computer by disconnecting the AC main source
before removing or installing any equipment from/to the computer chassis
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Preparing the Motherboard
The motherboard shipped in the box does not contain a memory. You need to purchase these to complete this installation.
Installing Memory DIMMs
Your new motherboard has two 1.8V 240-pin slots for DDR2 memory. These slots
support 256 MB, 512 Mb, 1GB / 2GB / 4GB DDR2 technologies. There must be at
least one memory bank populated to ensure normal operation. Use the following the
recommendations for installing memory. (See Figure 1 for the location of the memory
slots.)
qOne DIMM: You can install the DIMM into any slot.
qTwo DIMMs: Install into slots 1 and 2. The idea is to run on dual channel
mode.
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+
.
.
120
121
240
120
121
240
10
DDRII-2
DDRII-1
Hardware Installation
Use the following procedure to install memory DIMMs into the slots on the motherboard. Note that there is only one gap near the center of the DIMM slot. This slot
matches the slot on the memory DIMM to ensure the component is installed properly.
1.Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the module clips outward.
2.Align the memory module to the DIMM slot, and insert the module vertically into the DIMM slot. The plastic clips at both sides of the DIMM slot automatically lock the DIMM into the connector.
Installing the Motherboard
The sequence of installing the motherboard into the chassis depends on the chassis
you are using and if you are replacing an existing motherboard or working with an
empty chassis. Determine if it would be easier to make all the connections prior to this
step or to secure the motherboard and then make all the connections. It is normally
easier to secure the motherboard first.
Use the following procedure to install the I/O shield and secure the motherboard into
the chassis.
Installing the I/O Shield
The motherboard kit comes with an I/O shield that is used to block radio frequency
transmissions, protects internal components from dust and foreign objects, and
promotes correct airflow within the chassis.
Before installing the motherboard, install the I/O shield from the inside of the chassis.
Press the I/O shield into place and make sure it fits securely. If the I/O shield does
not fit into the chassis, you would need to obtain the proper size from the chassis
supplier.
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Connecting Cables and Setting Switches
This section takes you through all the connections and switch settings necessary on
the motherboard. This will include:
qPower Connections
v 20-pin ATX power-PW1
v DC OUT Connector-CN7
q
Internal Headers
v Serial Port Header - COM
v SPK Header
v USB Headers
v Front panel header
v Front Audio Header
q Serial ATA
qChassis Fans
qMini PCIE Connector
qJumper settings
See Figure 1 to locate the connectors and jumpers referenced in the following
procedure.
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Hardware Installation
20-pin ATX Power-PW1(Optional)
PW1 is the main power supply connector located along the edge of the board next to
the DIMM slots. Make sure that the power supply cable and pins are properly aligned
with the connector on the motherboard. Firmly plug the power supply cable into the
20
11
connector and make sure it is secure.
ATXPWR-Pin Assignments
1
2
+3.3V
11
+3.3V
+3.3V
12
-12V
3
GND
13
GND
4
+5V
14
PS_ON
5
GND
15
GND
6
+5V
16
GND
7
GND
17
GND
8
PWROK
18
-5V
9
+5V_AUX
19
+5V
10
+12V
20
+5V
10
1
240
Signal
120
Pin
121
Signal
120
240
121
Pin
.
+
.
.
DC OUT Connector-CN7(Optional)
This motherboard can supply the power to
SATA devices with a SATA power cable,plug
a SATA power cable(as picture 7) to DC out
connector(as picture 8),at last as picture 9.
Assignment
1
8
121
121
121
.
5V
+
+
120
240
120
240
120
7
121
.
4
.
GND
.
3
.
GND
1
12V
2

1
.
PIN
CN7
CN7-Pin Difinition
240
120
240
9
13
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Serial Port Header - COM
2
1
Assignment
PIN
Assignment
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
GND
10
NC
10
9
PIN
COM
COM-Pin Definition
SPK Header
SPK-Pin Definition
Assignment
1
VCC
2
NC
.
+
PIN
3
NC
4
SPK-
.
120
SPK
.
121
240
120
121
240
1
10
9
10
9
14
FP_U2
FP_U1
This motherboard contains six USB 2.0
ports that are exposed on the rear panel
of the chassis(Figure 2). The motherboard
also contains six 10-pin internal header
connectors onboard.
1.Secure the bracket to either the front or
rear panel of your chassis (not all chassis
are equipped with the front panel option).
2
1
2
1
USB Headers
USB-Pin Definition
PIN
Assignment
PIN
Assignment
1
VCC
6
USBP1+
2
VCC
7
GND
3
USBP0-
8
GND
4
USBP1-
9
KEY
5
USBP0+
10
OC#
Hardware Installation
Front panel header
The front panel header on this motherboard is one connector used
to connect the following four cables (see Table 2 for pin definitions):
q PWRLED
Attach the front panel power LED cable to these two pins of the connector. The Power LED indicates the system’s status.
Front Panel Header Pin Definition
FP1
121
.
.
.
121
10
KEY
GND 8
6
PWR_SW
4
PW_LED2
PW_LED+
9
7
5
3
1
NC
RESET
GND
HDD_LEDHDD_LED+
+
120
240
120
240
Note:Some chassis do not have all four cables. Be sure to match the name on the connectors to the corresponding pins.
q PWR SW
Attach the power button cable from the case to these two pins. Pressing the power button on the front panel turns the system on and off rather than using the power supply button.
q HDD LED
Attach the hard disk drive indicator LED cable to these two pins. The HDD
indicator LED indicates the activity status of the hard disks.
qRST SW
Attach the Reset switch cable from the front panel of the case to these two pins. The system restarts when the RESET switch is pressed.
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Front Audio Header
The audio connector supports HD audio standard and provides two kinds of audio
output choices: the Front Audio, the Rear Audio. The front Audio supports re-tasking
function.
FP Audio-Pin Definition
1
MIC2(L)
2
GND
MIC(R)
4
-ACZ-DET
5
Front Audio(R)
6
Reserved
.
3
7
FAVDIO-JD
8
Key(No pin)
9
Front Audio(L)
10
Reserved
121
.
Assignment
+
120
2
1
121
.
PIN
240
120
240
10
9
Note:
In order to utilize the front audio header, your chassis must have front audio connector.
Also please make sure the pin assignment on the cable is the same as the pin assignment
on the mainboard header. To find out if the chassis you are buying supports a front audio
connector, please contract your dealer.
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Hardware Installation
Connecting Serial ATA II Cables
The Serial ATA II connector is used to connect the Serial ATA II device to the
motherboard. These connectors support the thin Serial ATA II cables for primary
storage devices. The current Serial ATA II interface allows up to 3Gb/s data transfer
rate.
There are two serial ATA II connectors on the motherboard that support AHCI and
RAID configurations.
SATA II Pin Definition
PIN SIGNAL
.
+
SATA -1
SATA -2
GND
TXP
TXN
GND
RXN
RXP
GND
SATA -3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
.
.
1
1
1
121
240
120
121
240
There are three fan connections on
the motherboard. The fan speed
can be detected and viewed in the
PC Health Status section of the
CMOS Setup.
If your system working at a torrid
room,you can append a FAN to the
heatsink.Connect the FAN cable(as
picture 11) to SYS fan connector(as
picture 10) and fixup the FAN on the
heatsink with screw(as picture 12).
120
Fan Connections
SYS FAN Connector
CPU FAN Connector
Control
Sense
+12V
GND
GND
+12V
Sense
CHIP FAN Connector
5V
GND
10
+
120
240
11
12
121
120
.
121
121
.
.
.
.
.
121

note:
Fan is only for
330 CPU board!
+
240
120
240
120
240
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Expansion slots
The NVIDIA MCP7a motherboard provide one expansion slot.
121
.
.
.
121
+
120
2
52
1
51
Mini PCIE slot
There is one Mini PCI Express slot,reserved for WiFi Module.
18
240
120
240
Hardware Installation
Jumper Setting
This chapter explains how to configure the motherboard’s hardware. Before using your
computer, make sure all jumpers and DRAM modules are set correctly. Refer to this
chapter whenever in doubt.
JP1-CMOS Clear Jumper
JP1
Selection
1
1-2*
Normal*
1
2-3
CMOS Clear
JP3-USB power Jumper(it is only for Ver:01 PCB)*
JP3
Selection
1
1-2*
5Vdual *
1
2-3
5V
Close
Open
* = Default setting.
If you want to clear the system configuration, use the JP1 (Clear CMOS Jumper) to clear data.
Notice:
1. Be sure to save the CMOS setting when exit the CMOS.
2. If the CPU is frequency multiplier locked, no CPU speed change will be seen
even if the frequency multiplier setting in CMOS setup is changed.
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Configuring the BIOS
This section discusses how to change the system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
Enter BIOS Setup
The BIOS is the communication bridge between hardware and software. Correctly
setting the BIOS parameters is critical to maintain optimal system performance.
Use the following procedure to verify/change BIOS settings.
1. Power on the computer.,
2. Press the Del key when the following message briefly displays at the bottom of
the screen during the Power On Self Test (POST).
Pressing Del takes you to the BIOS Setup Utility.
Note: It is strongly recommended that you do not change the default BIOS settings. Changing some settings could damage your computer.
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Configuring the BIOS
Main Menu
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS
automatically detects the items in this menu.
Note: Note that the data in gray is non-changeable, and the others are for
selection.
q
q
q
q
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information
Processor
Display the auto-detected CPU specification
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory
System time
Allows you to set the system time
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Advanced Menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the setting for the CPU and other
system devices.Press <enter> to display the configuration options:
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects. Press <enter>to display the configuration options:
q Configure advanced CPU settings
Displays the auto-detected CPU information
q Max CPUID Value Limit
Allows you to determine whether to limit CPUID maximum value. Set this item
to [Disable] Windows XP operating system; set this item to [Enable] for legacy
operating system such as Windows NT4.0..
q Execute Disable Bit Capability
This function enhances protection of your computer , reducing exposure to viruses
and malicious buffer overflow attacks when working with its supporting software
and system.
q Hyper Threading Technology
Enabled this function for Windows and Linux4 OS, (OS support Hyper Threading
Technology)
Disabled this function for other OS.(OS not optimized for Hyper Threading
Technology)
IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the IDE
devices installed in the system. Press <enter>to display the configuration options:
q On-chip SATA Controller
This item allow you to enabled or disabled the SATA controller.
q SATA Mode select
This item allow you to set the SATA to IDE/AHCI/RAID mode.
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Configuring the BIOS
q Hard Disk Write Protect
This will be effective only if device is accessed through BIOS.
q IDE Detect Time Out
The items allow you to select the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
q ATA(PI) 80pin cable detection
The items allow you to select the mechanism for detecting 80pin ATA(PI) cable.
Floppy Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the floppy
devices installed in the system.
ACPI Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to setting general APCI configuration.
APM Configuration
These items allow you to configure Advanced Power Management.
Event Log Configuration
Make as read,clear,or view Event log statistics.
MPS Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to configure MPS.
PCI Express Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to enable or disable PCI Express L0S and L1 link
power states.
Smbios Configuration
SMBIOS SMI wrapper support for PnP Function 50h-54h.
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features .Press <enter>
To display the configuration options:
q Legacy USB Support
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy operating
systems.
q USB 2.0 Controller Mode
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed or Full Speed .
q BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI hand-off
feature.
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PCI/PnP Menu
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.
Press <enter> To display the configuration options:
q Clear NVRAM
The items allow you to select whether clear NVRAM during system boot.
q Plug and Play O/S
When set to [No], BIOS configure 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.
q PCI Latency Timer
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for PCI device latency timer
register.
q Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
When set to [YES], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the requests for an
IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the PCI VGA card even
if requested .
q Palette Snooping
When set to [enable], 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.
q PCI IDE BusMaster
When set to [enable], BIOS use PCI busmastering for reading /writing to IDE
drives.
q OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card
Use this option to set the PCI slot number for some PCI IDE Cards holding.
q IRQ-xx assigned to
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices.
When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices.
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Configuring the BIOS
Boot Menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options .Press <enter> to
display the configuration options:
Boot settings configuration
The items allow you to configure Boot settings . Press <enter> To display the
configuration options:
q Quick Boot
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests while booting
to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled], BIOS
performs all the POST items.
q Quiet Boot
When set to [Disabled], displays normal POST message. When set to [Enabled],
displays OEM Logo instead of POST messages.
q Add On ROM Display Mode
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
q Bootup Num-Lock
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
q PS/2 Mouse Support
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
q Wait for ‘F1’ If Error
When set to [Enabled], the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs.
q Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
When set to [Enabled], the system displays the message “press DELL to run
setup” during POST.
q Interrupt 19 Capture
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMS to trap interrupt 19.
Boot Device Priority
The items allow you to specify the boot device priority sequence.
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Hard Disk Drivers
This option allows you to specify the boot device from hard disk drivers.
CD/DVD Drivers
This option allows you to specify the boot device from CD/DVD drivers.
Security Menu
The security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Press
<enter> to display the configuration options:
Change Supervisor/User Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor/user password. The Supervisor/user
Password item on top of the screen shows the default not installed. After you set a
password , this item shows installed.
To set a Supervisor/user Password:
1. Select the change supervisor/user password item and press <Enter>.
2. From the password box, type a password compose of at least six letters and/or
number, the press <Enter>.
3. Confirm the password when prompted:
The message “Password installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor/user password, follow the same steps as in setting a use
password.
To clear the supervisor/user password, select the change supervisor/user password
then press <enter>. The message “password uninstalled” appears.
Boot Sector Virus Protection
The items allow you to enable or disable booting sector virus protection.
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Chipset Menu
The chipset menu items allow you to change the advanced chipset settings. Press
<enter> to display the sub-menu:
CPU Bridge Configuration
This option allows you to configure CPU bridge chipset configuration, include CSI
links speed, CSI Frequency, Memory Frequency, and so on.
North bridge configuration
The items allow you to configure north bridge features, include Memory, Graphic,
Video, and so on.
South bridge configuration
The items allow you to configure south bridge features, include USB, HAD, PCIE Port,
Onboard Lan/1394, CPU GTL REF, and so on.
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Exit Menu
The exit menu items allow you to load the option or failsafe default values for the BIOS
items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. Press <enter> to display
the sub-menu:
Save Change and Exit
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 OK to save change and
exit.
Discard Changes and Exit
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 Ok to discard
any change and load the previously saved values.
Load Optimal Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
setup menus. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select Ok
to load default values. Select Exit and Save Change or make other changes before
saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
Load Failsafe Defaults
This option has been set by the manufacturer and represents settings which provide
the minimum requirements for your sys to operate.
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Installing Drivers and Software
Note: It is important to remember that before installing the driver CD that is
shipped in the kit, you need to load your operating system. The
motherboard supports Windows XP 32bit and 64bit and is Vista-capable.
The kit comes with a CD that contains utility drivers and additional software.
The CD that has been shipped with your NVIDIA MCP7A motherboard contains the
following software and drivers:
q Nvidia chipset driver
q HDA Sound driver
q Nvidia HDMI Audio driver
q Wireless Install driver
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Drivers Installation
1. Insert the driver CD after loading your operating system. Waiting for one
minute you can see blow interface.
2. Follow the below steps to install Nvidia chipset driver.
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3. Follow the below for HDA sound driver installing.
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4. Follow the below for Nvidia HDMI Audio driver installing.
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5. Follow the below for Wireless LAN driver installing.
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At last, you can open below page that provides information about the harware devices on this motherboard, and check whether finish your installation.
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HDMI SETUP
1. You can connect HDMI device to the HDMI port directly, or connect to DVI
port by a DVI - HDMI dongle.
2. Enter Control Panel, double click “Sounds and Auddio Devices”, select
“NVIDIA HDMI Audio” as default play back device, then click ok.
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Realtek HD Audio Driver Setup
Getting Started
After Realtek HD Audio Driver being installed (insert the driverCD and follow the onscreen instructions), “Realtek HD Audio Manager” icon will show in System tray as
below. Double click the icon and the control panel will appear:
Sound Effect
After clicking on the “Sound Effect” tab, 3 sections “Environment”, “Equalizer” and
“Karaoke” are available for selection.
Environment Simulation
You will be able to enjoy different sound experience by pulling down the arrow, totally
23 kinds of sound effect will be shown for selection. Realtek HD Audio Sound Manager
also provides five popular settings “Stone Corridor”, “Bathroom”, “Sewer pipe”, “Arena”
and “Audio Corridor” for quick enjoyment.
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Equalizer Selection
The Equalizer section allows you to create your own preferred settings by utilizing
this tool.
In standard 10 bands of equalizer, ranging from 100Hz to 16KHz are available:
Frequently Used Equalizer Setting
Realtek recognizes the needs that you might have. By leveraging our long experience
at audio field, Realtek HD Audio Sound Manager provides you certain optimized equalizer settings that are frequently used for your quick enjoyment.
How to Use
Other than the buttons “Pop” “Live” “Club” & “Rock” shown on the page, to pull down
the arrow in “Others” , you will find more optimized settings available to you.
Karaoke Mode
Karaoke mode brings Karaoke fun back home by simply using the music you usually
play, Karaoke mode can help you eliminate the vocal of the song or adjust the key to
accommodate your range.
Vocal Cancellation: Single click on “Voice Cancellation”, the vocals of the songs will
be erased, while the background music is still playing which lets you take over the vocal
part.
Key Adjustment: Using “Up / Down Arrow” to find a key which better fits your vocal
range.
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Mixer
Realtek HD Audio Sound Manager integrates Microsoft’s “Volume Control” functions
into the Mixer page. This gives you the advantage to you to create your favorite sound
effect in one single tool.
Playback control
Mute
You may choose to mute single or multiple volume controls or to completely mute
sound output.
Tool
√
Show the following volume control
This is to let you freely decide which volume control items to be displayed, total 13 items to be chosen.
√
Advanced controls
√
Enable playback multi-streaming
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With this function, you will be able to have an audio chat with your friends via headphone
(stream 1 from front panel) while still have music (stream 2 from back panel) playing.
At any given period, you can have maximum 2 streams operating simultaneously.
Recording control
Mute
You may choose to mute single or multiple volume controls or to completely mute
sound input.
Tool
√ Show the following volume controls
This is to let you freely decide which volume control items to be displayed.
√ Advanced controls.
Advanced control is a “Microphone Boost” icon.
Once this item is checked, you will find “advanced” icon beside “Front Pink In” & “Mic Volume”. With this, the input signal into “Front Pink In” & “Mic Volume” will be strengthen.
√ Enable recording multi-streaming
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At any given period, you can have maximum 2 streams operating simultaneously.
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Audio I/O
Realtek HD Audio Manager frees you from default speaker settings. Different from
before, for each jack, they are not limited to perform certain functions. Instead, now
each jack is able to be chosen to perform either output (i.e. playback) function or input
(i.e. Recording) function, we call this “Retasking”.
Audio I/O aims to help you setting jacks as you wish. Moreover, other than blue to blue,
pink to pink, the way that you used to do, Audio I/O would guide you to other right jacks
that can also serve as microphone / speaker / headphone.
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Speaker Configuration
Step 1: Plug in the device in any available jack.
Step 2: Dialogue “connected device” will pop up for your selection. Please select the
device you are trying to plug in.
* If the device is being plugged into the correct jack, you will be able to find the icon
beside the jack changed to the one that is same as your device.
* If not correct, Realtek HD Audio Manager will guide you to plug the device into the
correct jack.
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Connector Settings
Click
to access connector settings
√ Mute rear panel when front headphone plugged in
Once this option is checked, whenever front headphone is plugged, the music that is playing from the back panel, will be stopped.
√ Disable front panel jack detection (option)
Did not find any function on front panel jacks?
Please check if front jacks on your system are so-called AC’97 jacks. If so, please check this item to disable front panel jack detection.
√ Enable auto popup dialogue, when device has been plugged in.
Once this item checked, the dialog “Connected device”, would not automatically pop up when device plugged in.
S/PDIF
Short for Sony/Philips Digital Interface, a standard audio file transfer format. S/PDIF
allows the transfer of digital audio signals from one device to another without having
to be converted first to an analog format. Maintaining the viability of a digital signal
prevents the quality of the signal from degrading when it is converted to analog.
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√ Output Sampling Rate
- 44.1KHz: This is recommend while playing CD
- 48KHz: This is recommended while playing DVD or Dolby.
- 96KHz: This is recommended while playing DVD-Audio.
√ Output Source
- Output digital audio source: The digital audio format (such as .wav, .mp3,
.midi etc) will come out through S/PDIF-Out.
Speaker Calibration
After you have successfully plugged in speakers and assigned to the right jacks, you are
only one more step to go to enjoy the intended sound. We provide “Speaker Calibration”
to help you check if the speakers are located in the correct position.
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Microphone
This page is designed to provide you better microphone / recording quality.
Below picture indicates both “Noise Suppression” & “Acoustic Echo
Cancellation” are both enabled.
Noise Suppression
If you feel that the background noise, especially the sound generated from the fan
inside PC, is too loud? Try “Noise Suppression”, which allows you to cut off and suppress disturbing noise.
Beam Forming
Also known as “directional recording”, this option lets you do the following: Once beam
forming is enabled; only the sound from certain direction will be recorded. You will get
the best quality if you chose 90° position, which we recommend you to use, this effectively means that you speak right into the microphone.
Note: A Stereo Microphone is required when using Beam Forming function.
Acoustic Echo Cancellation
This function prevents playback sound from being recorded by microphone together
with your sound. For example, you might have chance to use VOIP function through
Internet with your friends. The voice of your friend will come out from speakers (playback). However, the voice of your friend might also be recorded into your microphone
then go back to your friend through Internet. In that case, your friend will hear his/her
own voice again. With AEC (Acoustic Echo Cancellation) enabled at your side, your
friend can enjoy the benefit with less echo.
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Audio Demo
The section “3D Audio Demo” grants you another possibility to enjoy your sound. The
Audio Demo allows you to listen to sound in an extraordinary way.
Information
This section provides information about your current system audio device.
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SATA RAID User Manual
Setting up the BIOS
1. Setting your computer, then press Delete to enter the Bios setup.
2. Use the arrow keys to select Advanced menu.When enter the Advanced,
use the arrow keys to select the Item “IDE Configuration“.
3. Press Enter to display the IDE Configuration,then use the arrow keys to Select
the item SATA mode select and set it RAID Mode.
4. Use the arrow keys to Select the item nVidia RAID Setup.
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5.
Press enter to display the RAID Setup
6. From the Raid Setup window,enable RAID, then enable the disks that you want
to use as RAID disks.
7. Press F10 to save the configuration and exit. The PC reboots.
8. Enter the RAID BIOS Setup by pressing F10 when prompted, and proceed to set
up the NVRAID BIOS as described in the next Section.
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Entering the RAID BIOS Setup
1. After rebooting your computer, wait until you see the RAID software promptint you to press F10.
2. The NVIDIA RAID Utility –Define a New Array window appears
3. In the RAID Mode field, use the UP or Down ARROW key to select a RAID Mode.
The supported RAID modes include Mirroring (RAID 1), Striping (RAID 0) and
Stripe Mirroring (RAID 0+1), Spanning(JBOD) and RAID 5. The following is an
example of RAID 0 array creation.
4. If RAID 0(Striping) is selected, you can manually set the striping block size. in the
Striping Block field, use the UP or DOWN ARROW ey to set the Striping Block
size. The KB is standard unit of Striping Block size. We recommend you leaving
it to the default setting-Optimal(64k). The size range is from 4k to 128k.
5. Select the hard drivers which you wish to be included in the disk array. The Free
Disks section displays the information about the currently installed SATA hard
drives. Press the TAB key to move to the Free Disks section. Select the target
hard drives using the UP or DOWN ARROW key and use the RIGHT ARROW key
to add the hard drives to the Array Disks section.
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6. Press F7 after selecting the target hard disks. A message which says “Clear disk
data?” will appear. If you are sure to clear the data in the selected hard drives,
press Y. (If the hard drives contain previously created RAID array, you need to
press Y to clear the data from the hard drives.)
7. After that, then Array List screen displaying the RAID array you created will appear.
If you want to set the disk array as boot device, use the UP or DOWN ARROW
key to select the array and press B. The Boot section will show Yes.
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8. To read more information about the RAID array, press ENTER to enter the Array
Detail screen, where you should see detailed information about RAID mode, disk
block size, disk model name, and disk capacity, etc.
9. To delete the array, press D in the Array Detail screen. When the “Delete this array?” message appears, press Y to confirm or N to cancel. Press ENTER to return to the Array List screen. To exit the Nvidia RAID utility, press ESC in the main menu or Ctrl+X in the Array List screen. Now, you can proceed to install the SATA controller driver and operating system.
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Installing the RAID Drivers
1. After you complete the RAID BIOS setup, boot from the windowsxp CD. The Windows Setup program starts.
2.
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3. Specify the NVIDIA drivers.
(1). Insert the floppy that has the RAID driver, press S, then press Enter.
(2). Select “NVIDIA RAID CLASS DRIVER” and then press Enter.
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(3). Press S again at the Specify Devices screen, then press Enter.
(4). Select “NVDIA Nforce Storage Controller” and then press Enter.
4. Press Enter to continue with Windows XP Installation.
Be sure to leave the floppy disk inserted in the floppy drive until the blue screen
portion of Windows XP installation is completed, then take out the floppy.
5. Follow the instructions on how to install Windows XP.
During the GUI portion of the install you might be prompted to click Yes to install
the RAID driver. Click Yes as many times as needed in order to finish the installation. This will not be an issue with a signed driver.
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