SUPER
X6DA3-G2
X6DAi-G2
USER’S MANUAL
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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for system integrators, PC technicians and
knowledgeable PC users. It provides information for the installation and use of the
X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 motherboard. The X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 supports
single or dual Intel® Xeon 64-bit processors at a 800 MHz front side bus. Based
on Intel's Xeon EM64T Processor (800 MHz) and the E7525 chipset, the X6DA3G2/X6DAi-G2 supports Intel's Hyper- Threading Technology (HT) , the EM64T
Technology, the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) and is ideal for high
performance server environments with up to two processors on one system bus.
The
motherboard is intended to be professionally installed.
Manual Organization:
Chapter 1 describes the features, specifications and performance of the mainboard
and provides detailed information about the chipset.
Chapter 2 provides hardware installation instructions. Read this chapter when
installing the processor, memory modules and other hardware components into
the system. If you encounter any problems, see Chapter 3, which describes
troubleshooting procedures for the video, the memory and the system setup stored
in CMOS.
Chapter 4 includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed information on
running the CMOS Setup utility.
Appendix A provides BIOS POST Messages.
Appendix B lists BIOS POST Codes.
Appendix C lists Software Installation Instructions.
Conventions Used in the Manual:
Special attention should be given to the following symbols for proper installation and
to prevent damage done to the components or injury to yourself:
Danger/Caution: Instructions to be strictly followed to prevent
catastrophic system failure or to avoid bodily injury.
Warning: Important information given to ensure proper system installation
or to prevent damage to the components.
(*Note): Note: Additional Information given to differentiate various models or
to ensure correct system setup.
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Table of Contents
Preface
About This Manual ...................................................................................................... iii
Manual Organization ................................................................................................... iii
Conventions Used in the Manual ................................................................................ iii
Chapter 1: Introduction
1-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-1
Checklist ................................................................................................... 1-1
Contacting Supermicro ............................................................................. 1-2
X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 Image .................................................... 1-3
X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 Layout .................................................... 1-4
Quick Reference ..................................................................................... 1-5
Motherboard Features ................................................................................ 1-6
Intel E7525 Chipset: System Block Diagram ........................................... 1-8
1-2
Chipset Overview ........................................................................................... 1-9
1-3
Special Features ........................................................................................... 1-10
1-4
PC Health Monitoring .................................................................................... 1-10
1-5
ACPI Features .............................................................................................. 1-11
1-6
Power Supply ............................................................................................... 1-12
1-7
Super I/O ........................................................................................................ 1-12
Chapter 2: Installation
2-1
Static-Sensitive Devices ................................................................................. 2-1
Precautions................................................................................................ 2-1
Unpacking ................................................................................................ 2-1
2-2
Xeon Processor and Heatsink Installation ..................................................... 2-2
2-3
Installing DIMMs ............................................................................................. 2-6
2-4
Control Panel Connectors/I/O Ports ................................................................ 2-7
A. Back Panel Connectors/IO Ports ............................................................... 2-7
B. Front Control Panel .................................................................................... 2-8
C. Front Control Panel Pin Definitions ............................................................ 2-9
NMI Button ............................................................................................... 2-9
Power LED ............................................................................................... 2-9
HDD LED .............................................................................................. 2-10
NIC1/NIC2 LED ..................................................................................... 2-10
OH/Fan Fail LED .................................................................................. 2-11
Power Fail LED .........................................................................................2-11
Reset Button ......................................................................................... 2-12
Power Button .......................................................................................... 2-12
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Connecting Cables ....................................................................................... 2-13
ATX Power Connector .......................................................................... 2-13
Processor Power Connector ................................................................. 2-13
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ...................................................................... 2-14
Chassis Intrusion ...................................................................................... 2-14
Fan Headers .......................................................................................... 2-15
Keylock ..................................................................................................... 2-15
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Ports..................................................... 2-16
Serial Ports ............................................................................................. 2-16
Wake-On-Ring .......................................................................................... 2-17
Wake-On-LAN .......................................................................................... 2-17
GLAN (Ethernet Ports) ............................................................................. 2-18
Power LED/Speaker Header (JD1) ........................................................ 2-18
Power Fault .............................................................................................. 2-19
Alarm Reset.............................................................................................. 2-19
Overheat/Fan Fail LED ............................................................................ 2-20
SMB ......................................................................................................... 2-20
SMB PWR Connector .............................................................................. 2-21
SAS SMB PWR Connector ...................................................................... 2-21
AC'97 Audio & Audio Enable.................................................................... 2-22
CD Connectors ......................................................................................... 2-22
Audio Enable/Disable ............................................................................... 2-22
2-6
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 2-23
Explanation of Jumpers ......................................................................... 2-23
GLAN Enable/Disable ............................................................................ 2-23
CMOS Clear ........................................................................................... 2-24
SAS Control Enable ................................................................................. 2-24
Watch Dog Enable ................................................................................... 2-25
3rd Power Supply Power Fault Detect ..................................................... 2-26
Power Force On Enable ........................................................................... 2-26
2-8
Onboard Indicators ....................................................................................... 2-27
GLAN LEDs .............................................................................................. 2-27
Backpanel SAS Activity LED Header ....................................................... 2-27
Onboard SAS Activity LED Indicators ...................................................... 2-28
2-9
Parallel Port, Floppy/Hard Disk Drive, IPMI 2.O and SAS Connections ..... 2-29
Parallel Port Connector ........................................................................... 2-29
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Floppy Connector .................................................................................... 2-30
IPMI 2.0 Socket ........................................................................................ 2-30
IDE Connectors ....................................................................................... 2-31
SAS Connectors ...................................................................................... 2-32
Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
3-1
Troubleshooting Procedures ........................................................................... 3-1
Before Power On....................................................................................... 3-1
No Power................................................................................................... 3-1
No Video .................................................................................................. 3-1
Memory Errors........................................................................................... 3-2
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration ................................................ 3-2
3-2
Technical Support Procedures ....................................................................... 3-2
3-3
Frequently Asked Questions .......................................................................... 3-3
3-4
Returning Merchandise for Service ................................................................. 3-4
Chapter 4: BIOS
4-1
Introduction ....................................................................................................... 4-1
4-2
Running Setup ................................................................................................. 4-2
4-3
Main BIOS Setup ............................................................................................. 4-2
4-4
Advanced Setup ............................................................................................... 4-7
4-5
Security Setup ............................................................................................... 4-19
4-6
Boot Setup ...................................................................................................... 4-21
4-7
Exit .................................................................................................................. 4-22
Appendices:
Appendix A: BIOS POST Error Messages ................................................................A-1
Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes ................................................................................B-1
Appendix C: Installing Software Drivers and the Operating System .........................C-1
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Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1
Overview
Checklist
Congratulations on purchasing your computer motherboard from an acknowledged
leader in the industry. Supermicro boards are designed with the utmost attention
to detail to provide you with the highest standards in quality and performance.
Check that the following items have all been included with your motherboard. If
anything listed here is damaged or missing, contact your retailer. All included with
Retail Box.
One (1) Supermicro Mainboard
One (1) ribbon cable for IDE devices (CBL-036)
One (1) floppy ribbon cable (CBL-022)
Two (2) SAS cables (CBL-097) (*For the X6DA3-G2 only)
One (1) I/O backpanel shield (CSE-PT-53)
One (1) Supermicro CD containing drivers and utilities (CDR-x6)
One (1) User's/BIOS Manual
Two (2) CPU Mounting Brackets (SKT-0158) (pre-installed)
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
SuperMicro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel:
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
+1 (408) 503-8008
Email:
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
SuperMicro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Tel:
+31 (0) 73-6400390
Fax:
+31 (0) 73-6416525
Email:
sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
SuperMicro, Taiwan
4F, No. 232-1 Liancheng Road
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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Figure 1-1.
X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 Image
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ATX PWR
JPF
J1B4
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
COM1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
Port
DIMM 1B
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
J1D1
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
COM2
GLAN
E7525
JLAN1
Line_In/
JC2 Line_Out
Mic
JC1
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
JPL1
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
Battery
Slot1
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
J20
ICH5R
PCI-33MHz
South
Bridge
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
BIOS Debu g J 2 7
Clear
CMOS
JBT1
IPMI 2.0
BIOS
JWD
PCI-X 133MHz
IDE #2
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Keylock
JL1
Floppy
JK1
JP8
Slot6
Fan3
NorthBridge
SI/O
JPAC
Audio
Enable
CPU2
IDE #1
Parrallel
JLAN1
USB 0/
1/2/3
J40
F A N 7 J24
PWRSMB
JP15 FP CTRL
J F 1 FAN1
JD1
4-pin J32
PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
J4 J3
JSLED1
SAS 4-7
AIC-9410W
PXH
PCI-X 100MHz
SAS
CTRL
JPS1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
J22
SMBus
JD2
JS1
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
WOR
JWOL
JS2
SATA1
Onboard SAS_Activity_LED Indicators (*Note: Act=Active)
Act# Definition
Act# Definition
Act#0
SAS0:Act
Act#4
SAS4:Act
Act#1
SAS1:Act
Act#5
SAS5:Act
Act#2
SAS2:Act
Act#6
SAS6:Act
Act#3
SAS3:Act
Act#7
SAS7:Act
JSM2
SAS 0-3
JSM1
I2 C
JS3
Fan4
J9
X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 Motherboard Layout
(not drawn to scale)
JP12
KB/
Mouse
Figure 1-2.
Act#4 Act#5 Act#6 Act#7
Act#0 Act#1 Act#2 Act#3
Notes:
1. Jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only.
2. See Chapter 2 for detailed information on jumpers, I/O ports and JF1 front
panel connections.
3. " " indicates the location of Pin 1.
4 The graphics shown in this manual were based upon the latest PCB Revision available at the time of publishing of this manual. The motherboard you've
received may or may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this
manual.
5. All components, features and functionality related to SAS are available on the
X6DA3-G2 only.
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Quick Reference
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
J3P
3rd PWR Supply Failure Enable
Open (Disabled)
JBT1
CMOS Clear
(See Chapter 2)
JPAC
JPF
Audio Enable/Disable
Force Power
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Open (Disabled)
JPL1
Giga-bit LAN Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPS1
SAS Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)(*Note)
JWD
Watch Dog Enable
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
Connector
ATX PWR (J1B4)
Description
Primary 24-pin ATX PWR Connector
12V PWR (J1D1, J32)
12V 8-pin PWR/12V 4-pin CPU PWR Connectors
Chassis Intru. (JL1)
COM1 (J6)/COM2 (J38)
DIMM#1A-#4B
FAN #1-#8
Floppy (JP8)
FP CTRL (JF1)
I2C (J24)
Chassis Intrusion Header
COM1/COM2 Serial Port Connectors
Memory (RAM) Slots#(1A,1B, 2A,2B, 3A,3B,4A,4B)
CPU Fans1/2 (Fans 7/8) /Chassis Fans Headers
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
Front Panel Control
PWR System Management Bus
IDE1(J3), IDE2(J4)
IDE1/2 Hard Disk Drive Connectors
IPMI (J20)
IPMI 2.0 Socket
KB/MOUSE (J9)
Keyboard/Mouse
Keylock (JK1)
Keylock Connection
LAN (JLAN1)
G-bit Ethernet Ports
Line_In/Line_Out/Mic
Audio Line_In/Line_Out (JC2), Microphone (JC1)
OH LED (JOH1)
Overheat LED
Printer (J23)
Parallel (Printer) Port
PWR LED/SPKR(JD1)
PWR LED (Pins1-3), Speaker (Pins 4-7)
PWR Fault (JP12)
Power Fault Connector
PWR Alarm Reset (JAR) PWR Fail Alarm Reset
SATA0/1 (JS1/JS2)
Serial ATA0/Serial ATA1 Headers
SAS 0/3,4/7 (JSM1/JSM2) Serial Attached SCSI Connectors(SAS 0-3/4-7)(*Note)
SAS I2C (JS3)
SAS PWR System Management Bus (*Note)
SAS LEDs (Act#0-Act#7) Onboard SAS Activity and Status LED Indicators(*Note)
SAS LED (JSLED1)
Backpanel SAS Activity LED Indicators (*Note)
SMB (J22)
System Management Bus Connector
SPKR
Internal Buzzer
WOL (JWOL)
Wake-on-LAN Header
WOR (JWOR)
Wake-on-Ring Header
USB#0-3 (J40)
(Back Panel) Universal Serial Bus Ports
USB#4-5,6-7(JD3, JD2) (Front Panel) Universal Serial Bus Headers
(*Note: for the X6DA3-G2 only.)
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Motherboard Features
CPU
•
Single or dual Intel® XeonTM 64-bit processors at 800 MHz front side (system) bus speed with support of Hyper-Threading (HT), EM64T and Enhanced
Intel SpeedStep (EIST)
Using the EM64T Feature
• Install a 64-bit OS (Windows XP Professional x64 Ed, Server 2003x64 Ed.)
• Install a 64-bit OS (Windows XP Professional x64 Ed, Server 2003x64 Ed.)
• Install the 64-bit drivers for all MB components, devices and add-on cards
Using the Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology
• Install an OS that supports HT, including Windows XP/2003 Server and Linux
2.4x. (Under Linux, use the HT compiler to compile the code. For other operating systems, be sure to disable the HT feature in the BIOS.)
• Enable the HT feature in the BIOS (under "Advanced" Setting) before installing a supported OS. (*Note: visit www.Intel.com for CPU support and driver
updates.)
Memory
•
Eight 240-pin DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB Registered ECC DDRII400 (PC3200) SDRAM (*Memory must be populated in pairs.)
Chipset
•
Intel E7525 (North Bridge)+ ICH5R (South Bridge) + PHX (PCI Controller Hub)
Expansion Slots
• One PCI-Express x16 slot (Slot 6)
• One PCI-Express x4 (Slot 4) (using x16 physical slot)
• Three 64-bit PCI-X slots (*One 64-bit PCI-X-133 slot: Slot 3, one PCI-X-100
slot: Slot 2, One PCI-X-100MHz ZCR: Slot 1)
• One 32-bit 33MHz PCI slot (w/PCI Graphic Card support): Slot 5
BIOS
• 8 Mb Phoenix BIOS ROM
•
APM 1.2, DMI 2.3, PCI 2.2, ACPI 1.0, Plug and Play (PnP), SMBIOS 2.3
PC Health Monitoring
• Onboard voltage monitors for CPU cores, chipset voltage, 3.3V, +5V, +12V,
-12V and 3.3V standby, VBAT
• Fan status monitor by Thermal Management via BIOS
• CPU/chassis temperature monitors
•
Environmental temperature monitor via Supero Doctor III
•
CPU 4-phase-switching voltage regulator
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• CPU thermal trip support for processor protection, +5V standby alert LED
•
Power-up mode control for recovery from AC power loss
•
System overheat LED and control
• Chassis intrusion detection
•
System resource alert via Super Doctor III
•
Status Monitor for Fan Speed Control
•
Low noise fan control with Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
•
I2C Temperature sensing logic
• Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) support
ACPI Features
•
ACPI/ACPM PWR Management with Main Switch Override Mechanism
•
Wake-On-Ring (WOR) and Wake-On-LAN (WOL) Headers
• PWR-On mode for AC power recovery
•
Internal/external modem ring-on
•
STR-Suspend to RAM
Onboard I/O
•
Adaptec AIC 9410W 8-port Serial Attached SCSI Controller (SAS) (*X6DA3G2 only) (RAID 0, 1)
•
One IPMI 2.0 Socket
• One dual-port Intel 82546GB Gigabit Ethernet controller
•
2 EIDE Ultra DMA/100 bus master interfaces
•
1 floppy port interface (up to 2.88 MB)
•
1 EPP/ECP Parallel Port
• PS/2 mouse and PS/2 keyboard ports
•
Up to eight USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus): (4 ports, 4 headers)
•
2 serial ports
•
2 Serial ATA support (w/RAID 0/RAID 1 support)
Other
• CPU/System Overheat LED
•
Suspend-state Indicator
•
Console redirection
CD/Diskette Utilities
•
BIOS flash upgrade utility and device drivers
Dimensions
•
ATX Ext. 12" x 13.05" (304.8 x 331.5 mm)
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PROCESSOR#1
PCI X BUS (133MHZ)
1 PCI - E XP
S LOT
J 15
A
B
PXH
CLOCK
DAT A
G - Bit L AN
AT T LA
J L AN1
PCI-X BUS (100MHZ)
CTRL
1 PCI - X
S LOT
J 14
PROCESSOR#2
VRM
ADDR
S AS
9410W
DAT A
1PCI - X
S LOT
J 13
CTRL
ADDR
1 PCI - X
S LOT
J 12
X4 PCI E XP. A X8
4 DDRII
DDR II 400
1 PCI - E XP
S LOT
J 17
DIMMS
MCH
E7525
X4
PC I E X P.B,C ( X16)
DDR II 400
4 DDRII
DIMMS
IDE
PRI / S EC
UDMA/100
HUB
PC I BUS (3 2-B IT)
S AT A
S AT A
ICH5R
0, 1
PCI 32 BI T
S LOT
J 19
AC 97
USB PORTS
0, 1, 2, 3,
5, 6, 7
USB
L PC BUS
H/W
MONIT OR
KB./MS
Figure 1-9.
L PC I / O
FDD.
BMC CON.
S ER. 1
S ER. 2
F WH
PARAL L EL
Block Diagram of the E7525 Chipset
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see the previous Motherboard Features
pages for details on the features of the motherboard.
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Chipset Overview
Built upon the functionality and the capability of the E7525 chipset, the X6DA3-G2
motherboard provides the performance and feature set required for dual processorbased computer systems, with configuration options optimized for communications,
storage, computation or database applications. The Intel E7525 chipset consists
of the following components: the E7525 Memory Controller Hub (MCH), the I/O
Controller Hub ( ICH5R), and the PCI-X Hub (PXH).
The E7525 MCH supports single or dual Xeon EM64T processors with Front Side
Bus speeds of up to 800 MHz. Its memory controller provides direct connection to
two channels of registered DDR 266/333 or DDRII 400 with a marched system bus
address and data bandwidths of up to 2.67 GB/s (DDR 333) or 3.2 GB/s (DDRII400) per channel. The E7525 also supports the new PCI Express high speed serial
I/O interface for superior I/O bandwidth. The MCH provides configurable x16 PCI
Express interfaces which may alternatively be configured as two independent x8 PCI
Express interfaces. These interfaces support connection of the MCH to a variety of
other bridges that are compliant with the PCI Express Interface Specification, Rev.
1.0a. The MCH interfaces with the ICH5R ICH I/O Controller Hub via HI 1.5 Hub
Interface. The PXH can be configured to support for 32- or 64-bit PCI devices
running at 33 MHz, 66 MHz, 100 MHz, and 133 MHz.
ICH5R System Features
In addition to providing the I/O subsystem with access to the rest of the system,
the ICH5R I/O Controller Hub integrates many I/O functions.
The ICH5 I/O Controller Hub integrates: 2-channel Ultra ATA/100 Bus Master
IDE Controller, two Serial ATA (SATA) Host w/RAID0, RAID1 support, SMBus 2.0
Controller, LPC/Flash BIOS Interface, PCI 2.2 Interface and System Management
Controller.
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Special Features
Recovery from AC Power Loss
BIOS provides a setting for you to determine how the system will respond when AC
power is lost and then restored to the system. You can choose for the system to
remain powered off (in which case you must hit the power switch to turn it back on)
or for it to automatically return to a power- on state. See the Power Lost Control
setting in the Advanced BIOS Setup section (Boot Features) to change this setting.
The default setting is Last State.
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) (*SAS: for X6DA3-G2 only)
Serial Link Data Transferring offers cutting-edge technology in data connectivity
and scalability. With the AIC 9410W SAS controller built-in, the X6DA3-G2 offers
unprecedented I/O throughput, reliability and expandability to the IT Industry.
Combined with the capability provided by the onboard ICH5R Chip, the X6DA3G2 offers a dynamic serial-link transmission infrastructure, supporting both SATA
and SAS without any bridging, providing the user with unparalleled data storage
expansion and inter-connectivity capability.
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PC Health Monitoring
This section describes the PC health monitoring features of the X6DA3-G2/X6DAiG2. All have an onboard System Hardware Monitor chip that supports PC health
monitoring.
Onboard Voltage Monitors for the CPU Cores, Chipset Voltage,
+3.3V, +5V, +12V, -12V, +3.3V Standby, and +5V Standby
An onboard voltage monitor will scan these voltages continuously. Once a voltage
becomes unstable, a warning is given or an error message is sent to the screen.
Users can adjust the voltage thresholds to define the sensitivity of the voltage
monitor.
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control
The PC health monitor can check the RPM status of the cooling fans. The onboard
4-pin CPU and chassis fans are controlled by the power management functions.
The thermal fan is controlled by the overheat detection logic.
Environmental Temperature Control via Supero DoctorIII
The thermal control sensor monitors the CPU temperature in real time and will turn
on the thermal control fan whenever the CPU temperature exceeds a user-defined
threshold. The overheat circuitry runs independently from the CPU. It can continue
to monitor for overheat conditions even when the CPU is in sleep mode. Once it
detects that the CPU temperature is too high, it will automatically turn on the thermal control fan to prevent any overheat damage to the CPU. The onboard chassis
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thermal circuitry can monitor the overall system temperature and alert users when
the chassis temperature is too high.
CPU Overheat LED and Control
This feature is available when the user enables the CPU overheat warning function
in the BIOS. This allows the user to define an overheat temperature. When this temperature is exceeded, both the overheat fan and the warning LED are triggered.
Auto-Switching Voltage Regulator for the CPU Core
The auto-switching voltage regulator can auto-detect and regulate power supply
to the CPU. This will allow the regulator to run cooler and thus make the system
more stable.
Thermal Management II (TM2)/CPU VRM
When the CPU's temperature reaches a pre-defined threshold, the CPU will slow
down, CPU voltage will decrease to reduce CPU's power consumption and heat
dissipation to protect the CPU from overheat.
1-5 ACPI Features
ACPI stands for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. The ACPI specification defines a flexible and abstract hardware interface that provides a standard
way to integrate power management features throughout a PC system, including its
hardware, operating system and application software. This enables the system to
automatically turn on and off peripherals such as CD-ROMs, network cards, hard
disk drives and printers. This also includes consumer devices connected to the PC
such as VCRs, TVs, telephones and stereos.
In addition to enabling operating system-directed power management, ACPI
provides a generic system event mechanism for Plug and Play and an operating
system-independent interface for configuration control. ACPI leverages the Plug
and Play BIOS data structures while providing a processor architecture-independent
implementation that is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT
5.0 and Windows 2003.
Slow Blinking LED for Suspend-State Indicator
When the CPU goes into a suspend state, the chassis power LED will start blinking
to indicate that the CPU is in suspend mode. When the user presses any key, the
CPU will wake-up and the LED will automatically stop blinking and remain on.
Main Switch Override Mechanism
When an ATX power supply is used, the power button can function as a system
suspend button to make the system enter a SoftOff state. The monitor will be
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suspended and the hard drive will spin down. Depressing the power button again
will cause the whole system to wake-up. During the SoftOff state, the ATX power
supply provides power to keep the required circuitry in the system alive. In case
the system malfunctions and you want to turn off the power, just depress and hold
the power button for 4 seconds. This option can be set in the Power section of
the BIOS Setup routine.
External Modem Ring-On (WOR)
Wake-up events can be triggered by a device such as the external modem ringing
when the system is in the SoftOff state. Note that external modem ring-on can only
be used with an ATX 2.01 (or above) compliant power supply.
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Power Supply
As with all computer products, a stable power source is necessary for proper and
reliable operation. It is even more important for processors that have high CPU
clock rates.
The SUPER X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 accommodates ATX power supplies. Although
most power supplies generally meet the specifications required by the CPU, some
are inadequate. You should use one that will supply at least 500W of power (*Note:
the 12V 8-pin power connector (J1D1) is required for CPU power consumption, and an additional 12V 4-pin power connection (J32) is also required
for adequate power supply to the system.) Also your power supply must supply
1.5A for the Ethernet ports. It is strongly recommended that you use a high quality
power supply that meets ATX power supply Specification 2.02 or above. It must
also be SSI compliant (info at http://www.ssiforum.org/). Additionally, in areas where
noisy power transmission is present, you may choose to install a line filter to shield
the computer from noise. It is recommended that you also install a power surge
protector to help avoid problems caused by power surges.
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Super I/O
The disk drive adapter functions of the Super I/O chip include a floppy disk drive
controller that is compatible with industry standard 82077/765, a data separator,
write pre-compensation circuitry, decode logic, data rate selection, a clock generator, drive interface control logic and interrupt and DMA logic. The wide range of
functions integrated onto the Super I/O greatly reduces the number of components
required for interfacing with floppy disk drives. The Super I/O supports 360 K, 720
K, 1.2 M, 1.44 M or 2.88 M disk drives and data transfer rates of 250 Kb/s, 500 Kb/s
or 1 Mb/s.It also provides two high-speed, 16550 compatible serial communication
ports (UARTs), one of which supports serial infrared communication. Each UART includes a 16-byte send/receive FIFO, a programmable baud rate generator, complete
modem control capability and a processor interrupt system. Both UARTs provide
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legacy speed with baud rate of up to 115.2 Kbps as well as an advanced speed
with baud rates of 250 K, 500 K, or 1 Mb/s, which support higher speed modems.
The Super I/O supports one PC-compatible printer port (SPP), Bi-directional Printer
Port (BPP) , Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) or Extended Capabilities Port (ECP).
The Super I/O provides functions that comply with ACPI (Advanced Configuration
and Power Interface), which includes support of legacy and ACPI power management through an SMI or SCI function pin. It also features auto power management
to reduce power consumption.
The IRQs, DMAs and I/O space resources of the Super I/O can flexibly adjust
to meet ISA PnP requirements, which support ACPI and APM (Advanced Power
Management).
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Chapter 2
Installation
2-1
Static-Sensitive Devices
Electric-Static-Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to your system board, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following
measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic
bag.
• Handle the board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the motherboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in
use.
• For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the motherboard.
•
Use only the correct type of onboard CMOS battery as specified by the manufacturer. Do not install the onboard battery upside down to avoid possible explosion.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Xeon EM64T Processor and Heatsink Installation
!
When handling the processor package, avoid placing direct pressure
on the label area of the fan. Also, do not place the motherboard on a
conductive surface, which can damage the BIOS battery and prevent
the system from booting up.
IMPORTANT: Always connect the power cord last and always remove it before adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Make sure that you install
the processor into the CPU socket before you install the CPU heat sink.
Installing Retention Brackets
(*CPU Retention Plates are pre-installed. Pictures shown on right are for
reference only.)
Heatsink
Mounting Holes
Xeon CPU
CPU Socket
Mounting
Holes
CPU Retention
Bracket
Chassis back
plane
Heatsink
CPU
Socket
Motherboard
CPU
Chassis back
plane
Standoffs
CPU Installation
1. Lift the lever on the CPU socket: lift
the lever completely as shown on the
picture on the right; otherwise, you
will damage the CPU socket when
power is applied. (Install CPU1 first.)
Socket lever
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2. Insert the CPU in the socket, making sure that pin 1 of the CPU aligns
with pin 1 of the socket (both corners
are marked with a triangle). When
using only one CPU, install it into CPU
socket #1 (socket #2 is automatically
disabled if only one CPU is used).
Pin 1
3. Press the lever down until you hear
the *click*, so you can be sure that the
CPU is securely installed in the CPU
socket.
Socket lever in the
locking Position
Heatsink Installation
Heatsink
1. Do not apply any thermal compound to
the heatsink or the CPU die since the required amount has already been applied.
2. Place the heatsink on top of the
CPU so that the four mounting holes
are aligned with those on the retention
mechanism.
3. Screw in two diagonal screws (ie the
#1 and the #2 screws) until just snug (-do
not fully tighten the screws to avoid possible damage to the CPU.)
Screw#1
Screw#2
Screw#1
4. Finish the installation by fully tightening
all four screws.
Screw#2
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To Un-install the Heatsink
(Caution! We do not recommend that
the CPU or the heatsink be removed.
However, if you do need to un-install the
heatsink, please follow the instructions
below to uninstall the heatsink to prevent
damage done to the CPU or the CPU
socket. )
1. Unscrew and remove the heatsink
screws from the motherboard in the
sequence as show in the picture on the
right.
2. Hold the heatsink in the way as show in
the picture on the right and gently wriggle
the heatsink to loosen it from the CPU. (Do
not use excessive force when wriggling
the heatsink!!)
3. Once the CPU is loosened from the
heatsink, remove the heatsink from the
CPU socket.
4. Clean the surface of the CPU and
the heatsink to get rid of the old thermal
grease. Reapply the proper amount of
thermal grease on the surface before you
re-install the CPU and the heatsink.
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Figure 2-1. PGA604 Socket: Empty and with Processor Installed
Empty socket
!
Warning!
Lever
Make
sure you lift the lever
completely when
installing the CPU.
If the lever is only
partly raised, damage
to the socket or CPU
may occur.
Triangle
Processor
(installed)
Triangle
Mounting the Motherboard in the Chassis
All motherboards have standard mounting holes to fit different types of chassis. Make sure that the locations of all the mounting holes for both motherboard
and chassis match. Make sure that the metal standoffs click in or are screwed in
tightly. Then, use a screwdriver to secure the motherboard onto the motherboard
tray. (*Note: some components are very close to the mounting holes. Please take
precautionary measures to prevent damage done to these components when you
install the motherboard to the chassis.)
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Installing DIMMs
Note: Check the Supermicro web site for recommended memory modules.
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
modules to prevent any possible damage. Also note that the
memory is interleaved to improve performance (see step 1).
DIMM Installation (See Figure 2-2)
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with DIMM
#1A. The memory scheme is interleaved so you must install two modules at
a time, beginning with DIMM #1A, then DIMM #1B, and so on.
2. Insert each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the notch along
the bottom of the module to prevent inserting the DIMM module incorrectly.
3. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the slot.
Repeat for all modules (see step 1 above).
Memory Support
The X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 supports up 16GB to dual channel ECC Registered
DDR II 400 SDRAM. This motherboard supports Interleaved memory. Populating
DIMM#1A,DIMM#1B, and/or DIMM#2A, DIMM#2B with a pair (or pairs) of memory
modules that are of the same size and of the same type will result in dual channel,
two-way interleaved memory.
Notes: 1. Single rank memory is recommended for configurations with 6 or more
modules. 2. Due to OS limitations, some operating systems may not support more
than 4 GB of memory.
Figure 2-2. Installing and Removing DIMMs
JLAN1
II
To Install: Insert module vertically and press down until it
snaps into place. Pay attention to the alignment notch at
the bottom.
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To Remove:
Use your thumbs
to gently push
the release tabs
near both ends of
the module. This
should release it
from the slot.
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II
Control Panel Connectors/IO Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See
Figure 2-3 below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
A. Back Panel Connectors/IO Ports
6
5
8
JLAN1
2
1
4
3
7
9
11
13
10
12
Figure 2-3. Back Panel I/O Port Locations and Definitions
Back Panel Connectors
1. Keyboard (Purple)
2. PS/2 Mouse (Green)
3. Back Panel USB Port 0
4. Back Panel USB Port 1
5. Back Panel USB Port 2
6. Back Panel USB Port 3
7. COM Port 1 (Turquoise)
8. Parallel Port (Printer)
9. COM Port 2 (Turquoise)
10. Gigabit LAN 2
11. Gigabit LAN 1
12. Line-In
13. Line-Out
14. Mic.
(*See Section 2-5 for details.)
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B. Front Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various buttons and indicators that are normally located
on a control panel at the front of the chassis. These connectors are designed specifically for use with Supermicro server chassis. See Figure 2-4 for the descriptions of
the various control panel buttons and LED indicators. Refer to the following section
for descriptions and pin definitions.
Figure 2-4. JF1 Header Pins
20
19
JLAN1
Ground
NMI
X
X
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
2
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C. Front Control Panel Pin Definitions
NMI Button
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The non-maskable interrupt button
Pin#
Definition
header is located on pins 19 and 20
19
Control
20
Ground
of JF1. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Power LED
The Power LED connection is located
on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
15
+5V
16
Ground
A. NMI
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
20
JPF
FAN7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
JP12
KB/
Mouse
B. PWR LED
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
19
Ground
NMI
X
A
X
B Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
NorthBridge
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
Battery
Slot1
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
J20
ICH5R
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
PCI-X 133MHz
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
SAS 0-3
JPS1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
PCI-X 100MHz
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
SATA1
I2 C
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
PCI-33MHz
JL1
Floppy
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Fan3
JC1
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HDD LED
HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The HDD LED connection is located
on pins 13 and 14 of JF1. Attach the
hard drive LED cable here to display
disk activity (for any hard drives on
Pin#
Definition
13
+5V
14
HD Active
the system, including SAS, Serial ATA
and IDE). See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
NIC1/NIC2 LED Indicators
The NIC (Network Interface Controller) LED connection for GLAN port1 is
located on pins 11 and 12 of JF1 and
the LED connection for GLAN Port2
is on Pins 9 and 10. Attach the NIC
LED cables to display network activity.
Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
GLAN1/2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
9/11
Vcc
10/12
Ground
A. HDD LED
B. NIC1 LED
Port
ATX PWR
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
FAN7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
20
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
4-pin
PWR
DIMM 1B
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
USB 0/
1/2/3
JP12
KB/
Mouse
C. NIC2 LED
JC2
NorthBridge
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
Vcc
Power LED
HDD LED
Vcc
B NIC1 LED
Vcc
C
Vcc
A
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
J20
ICH5R
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
PCI-EXP x16
PCI-33MHz
JL1
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
NIC2 LED
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
SAS 0-3
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
SATA1
I2 C
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Fan8
Floppy
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Fan3
JC1
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Overheat/Fan Fail LED (OH)
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Connect an LED to the OH/Fan Fail
connection on pins 7 and 8 of JF1 to
Pin#
Definition
7
Vcc
provide advanced warning of chassis
overheating or fan failure. Refer to
8
Ground
the table on the right for pin defini-
OH/Fan Fail Indicator
Status
tions.
State
Power Fail LED
Definition
Off
Normal
On
Overheat
Flashing
Fan Fail
PWR Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power Fail LED connection is
located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin#
Definition
5
Vcc
6
Ground
A. OH/Fan Fail LED
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
20
JPF
FAN7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
JP12
KB/
Mouse
B. PWR Supply Fail
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
NorthBridge
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
Battery
Slot1
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
J20
ICH5R
JL1
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
A
B
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
SAS 0-3
JPS1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
PCI-X 100MHz
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
SATA1
I2 C
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
PCI-33MHz
Floppy
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Fan3
JC1
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Ground
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Reset Button
The Reset Button connection is located
on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach it to the
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
hardware reset switch on the computer
case. Refer to the table on the right for
Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
pin definitions.
4
Ground
Power Button
The Power Button connection is located
on pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily
contacting both pins will power on/off the
system. This button can also be configured to function as a suspend button
(with a setting in BIOS - see Chapter 4).
To turn off the power when set to suspend
mode, depress the button for at least 4
seconds. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
1
Signal
2
+3V Standby
A. Reset Button
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
20
JPF
FA N 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
JP12
KB/
Mouse
B. PWR Button
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
NorthBridge
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
Battery
Slot1
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
J20
ICH5R
JL1
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
PCI-X 133MHz
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
A
SAS 0-3
JPS1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
PCI-X 100MHz
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
SATA1
I2 C
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
PCI-33MHz
Floppy
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Fan3
JC1
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ATX Power 20-pin Connector
Pin Definitions
Connecting Cables
Pin#
Definition
13
+3.3V
1
+3.3V
14
-12V
2
+3.3V
15
COM
3
COM
16
PS_ON
4
+5V
17
COM
5
COM
tors meet the SSI EPS 12V specifica-
18
COM
6
+5V
tion. The 4-pin 12V PWR supply is
19
COM
7
COM
required to provide adequate power
to the system. See the table on the
right for pin definitions. For CPU PWR
(J1D1), please refer to the item listed
below.
20
Res (NC)
8
PWR_OK
21
+5V
9
5VSB
22
+5V
10
+12V
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
COM
12
+3.3V
ATX Power Connector
There are a 24-pin main power supply connector(PW1:J1B4) and a 4-pin
CPU PWR connector (J32) on the
motherboard. These power connec-
Pin #
Definition
Required Connection
Processor Power Connector
12V 4-pin Power Connector
Pin Definitions
In addition to the Primary ATX power
connector (above), the 12V 8-pin CPU
PWR connector at J1D1 must also
be connected to your power supply.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pins
Definition
1 and 2
Ground
3 and 4
+12V
Required Connection
12V 8-pin Power Connector
Pin Definitions
Pins
A
Port
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
B
ATX PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JP12
KB/
Mouse
C
Fan6 Fan5
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
NorthBridge
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
ICH5R
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
PCI-33MHz
J20
JL1
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
SAS 0-3
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
I2 C
SATA1
2-13
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
Floppy
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Fan3
JC1
Definition
1 through 4
Ground
5 through 8
+12V
A. 24-pin ATX PWR
B. 8-pin Processor PWR
C. 4-pin PWR
X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 User's Manual
Back Panel USB
(USB0/1/2/3)
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Front Panel USB
(USB6/7)
There are eight USB 2.0 (Univer-
Pin#
Definitions
Pin#
Definition
sal Serial Bus) ports/headers on
1
+5V
1
Vcc
the motherboard. Four of them are
Back Panel USB ports (USB#0-3:
2
PO-
2
Data-
3
PO+
3
Data+
J40), and the other four are Front
4
Ground
4
Ground
Panel USB headers (USB#4,5-JD3,
5
N/A
5
NA
USB#6,7-JD2). See the tables on
Front Panel USB
Pin Definitions (USB4/5)
the right for pin definitions.
USB4
Pin #
Definition
USB5
Pin #
Definition
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
5
Key
5
No connection
Chassis Intrusion
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
D
NorthBridge
JK1
SI/O
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Keylock
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
PCI-33MHz
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
J20
B
ICH5R
South
Bridge
J27
Floppy
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Fan3
JC1
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
C
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
SAS 0-3
JPS1
I2 C
SATA1
2-14
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
A. Backpanel USB 0-3
B. Front Panel USB 4-5
D. Chassis Intrusion
JSLED1
PXH
1
C. Front Panel USB 6-7
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Definition
JL1
BIOS
JWD
Pin#
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
Bank 1
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
DIMM 1B
JPF
IDE #1
A
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
Fan4
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JP12
Fan6 Fan5
IDE #2
KB/
Mouse
A Chassis Intrusion header (JL1) is
located next to the IDE ports on the
motherboard. Attach the appropriate
cable from the chassis to inform you of
a chassis intrusion when the chassis
is opened.
Chapter 2: Installation
Fan Headers
Fan Header
Pin Definitions (Fan1-8)
The X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 has six chassis/system fan headers (Fan1 to Fan6) and two CPU
Fans (Fans 7/8). (*Note: all these fans are 4pin fans. However, Pins 1-3 of the fan headers
are backward compatible with the traditional
3-pin fans.) See the table on the right for pin
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
+12V
3
Tachometer
4
PWR Modulation
definitions. (*The onboard fan speeds are
controlled by Thermal Management via BIOS
Hardware Monitor in the Advanced Setting.
Note: Default: Disabled, When using Thermal
Management setting, please use all 3-pin fans
or all 4-pin fans on the motherboard.)
Keylock
Keylock
Pin Definitions
The keyboard lock connection is designated
JK1. Utilizing this header allows you to inhibit
any actions made on the keyboard, effectively
"locking" it.
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
PWRSMB
CPU1
CPU2
JC2
JK1
Keylock
H
J20
ICH5R
South
Bridge
Floppy
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
Fan3
SI/O
I
PCI-33MHz
B
A. Fan 1
B. Fan 2
C. Fan 3
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
F. Fan 6
G. Fan 7 (CPU Fan 1)
JL1
H. Fan 8 (CPU Fan 2)
I. Keylock
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
SAS 0-3
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
I2 C
SATA1
2-15
D. Fan 4
E. Fan 5
C
NorthBridge
JC1
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Keylock R-N
A
8-pin
PWR
E7525
Slot6
2
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
DIMM 1A
F AN 7
COM2
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Ground
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Bank 1
GLAN
JPAC
Audio
Enable
1
IDE #1
DIMM 1B
JPF
IDE #2
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
Fan4
USB 0/
1/2/3
Definition
G
4-pin
PWR
JP12
KB/
Mouse
F E
Fan6 Fan5
Pin#
D
X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 User's Manual
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and
PS/2 Mouse Ports
PS/2 Keyboard and
Mouse Port Pin
Definitions
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and the PS/2
Pin#
Definition
mouse are located at J9.
See the
1
Data
table on the right for pin definitions.
(The mouse port is above the key-
2
NC
3
Ground
board port. See the table on the right
4
VCC
for pin definitions.)
5
Clock
6
NC
Serial Ports
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1/COM2)
COM Port1(J6) and COM Port2(J38)
are located on the IO Backpanel.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin #
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
CD
6
DSR
2
RD
7
RTS
3
TD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
B
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
COM2
GLAN
ATX PWR
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
JP12
KB/
Mouse
A
C
E7525
CPU2
A. Keyboard/Mouse
B. COM1
JC2
NorthBridge
C. COM2
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
PCI-33MHz
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
ICH5R
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
Fan8
J20
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
SAS 0-3
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
I2 C
SATA1
2-16
Fan4
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Keylock
PCI-EXP x16
Floppy
Slot6
JL1
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Fan3
JC1
Chapter 2: Installation
Wake-On-Ring
Wake-On-LAN
Pin Definitions
(JWOL)
The Wake-On-Ring header is designated JWOR.
This function allows
your computer to receive and "wakeup" by an incoming call to the modem
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V Standby
when in suspend state. See the table
2
Ground
on the right for pin definitions. You
3
Wake-up
must have a Wake-On-Ring card and
cable to use this feature.
Wake-On-LAN
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
NorthBridge
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
ICH5R
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
PCI-33MHz
J20
Floppy
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
JL1
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
A
B
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
SAS 0-3
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
I2 C
SATA1
2-17
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Fan3
JC1
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
Wake-up
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
Wake-On-Ring
Pin Definitions
(JWOR)
JP12
KB/
Mouse
The Wake-On-LAN header is located
at JWOL on the motherboard. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
(You must also have a LAN card with
a Wake-On-LAN connector and cable
to use this feature.)
A. WOR
B. WOL
X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 User's Manual
GLAN 1/2 (Giga-bit Ethernet
Ports)
GLAN1
Two G-bit Ethernet ports are designated JLAN1 on the IO backplane.
GLAN2
This port accepts RJ45 type cables.
Power LED/Speaker
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
COM2
GLAN
A
E7525
CPU2
Internal Speaker
Pins 4-7
External Speaker
JC2
NorthBridge
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
ICH5R
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
PCI-33MHz
J20
Floppy
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
JL1
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
SAS 0-3
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
I2 C
SATA1
2-18
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Fan3
JC1
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Definition
Pins 6-7
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
Pin Setting
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
Speaker Connector
JP12
KB/
Mouse
On the JD1 header, pins 1-3 are for
a power LED and pins 4-7 are for the
speaker.. See the table on the right
for speaker pin definitions. Note:
The speaker connector pins are for
use with an external speaker. If you
wish to use the onboard speaker, you
should close pins 6-7 with a jumper.
B
A. GLAN1/2
B. PWR LED/Speaker
Chapter 2: Installation
Power Fault
PWR Supply Fail LED
Pin Definitions
Connect a cable from your power
supply to the Power Fail header
(JP12) to provide warning of power
supply failure. This warning signal
Pin#
Definition
1
PWR 1: Fail
2
PWR 2: Fail
3
PWR 3: Fail
4
Signal: Alarm Reset
is passed through the PWR_LED pin
to indicate of a power failure on the
chassis. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Note: This feature is only available when using
Supermicro redundant power supplies.
Alarm Reset
If three power supplies are installed
and Alarm Reset (JAR) is enabled, the
system will notify you when any of the
three power modules fails. Connect
JAR to a micro-switch to enable you
to turn off the alarm that is activated
when a power module fails. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Alarm Reset
Pin Setting
Definition
Pin 1
Ground
Pin 2
+5V
Port
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
COM2
GLAN
B
E7525
CPU2
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JP12
KB/
Mouse
A
Fan6 Fan5
JC2
NorthBridge
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
ICH5R
South
Bridge
J27
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
PCI-33MHz
J20
JL1
BIOS
JWD
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
C
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
SAS 0-3
JPS1
I2 C
SATA1
2-19
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
Floppy
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Fan3
JC1
A. Power Fault
B. Alarm Reset
X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 User's Manual
Overheat LED/Fan Fail
(JOH1)
Overheat LED
Pin Definitions
The JOH1 header is used to connect
an LED to provide warning of chassis
overheating. This LED will blink to indicate a fan failure. Refer to the table
Pin#
Definition
1
5vDC
2
OH Active
OH/Fan Fail LED
on right for pin definitions.
State
Message
Solid
Overheat
Blinking
Fan Fail
SMB
SMB Header
Pin Definitions
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
COM2
A
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
NorthBridge
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
ICH5R
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
PCI-33MHz
J20
Floppy
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
JL1
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
SMBus
SPKR
B
USB6/7 SATA0
SAS 0-3
JPS1
I2 C
SATA1
2-20
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Fan3
JC1
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
JP12
KB/
Mouse
A System Management Bus header
is located at J22. Connect the appropriate cable here to utilize SMB on
your system.
A. OH/Fan Fail LED
B. SMB
Chapter 2: Installation
Power SMB (I2 C) Connector
PWR SMB
Pin Definitions
Power SMB (I2 C) Connector (J24)
monitors the status of PWR Supply,
Fan and system temperature. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Clock
2
Data
3
PWR Fail
4
Ground
5
+3.3V
SAS SMB Power (I2C)
Connector (*X6DA3-G2 only)
SAS SMB PWR
Pin Definitions
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
F AN 7
PWRSMB
A
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
NorthBridge
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
ICH5R
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
PCI-33MHz
J20
Floppy
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
JL1
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
SAS 4-7
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS
CTRL
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
SAS 0-3
B
I2 C
SATA1
2-21
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Fan3
JC1
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Pin#
Definition
1
TWSI_SDA
2
Ground
3
TWSI_SCK
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
JP12
KB/
Mouse
Adaptec SAS I2C Connector (JS3)
monitors the status of Power Supply
System Management Bus for SAS
ports 0-7. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
A. PWR SMB
B. SAS SMB PWR
X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 User's Manual
Blue:
AC'97 Audio & Audio Enable
Line In(surround
sound L/R)
AC'97 provides high quality onboard audio.
The X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 features 6-chan-
Green:
Line Out(Front L/R)
nel sound for front L&R, rear L&R, center
and subwoofer speakers. This feature is
Pink:
activated with the Advanced software (in the
MIC In (Center/
subwoofer)
CD-ROM included with your motherboard).
Sound is then output through the Line In,
Line Out and MIC jacks (see at right). To
CD1 Pin Definition
activate the Onboard Audio, please enable
Pin#
the Jumper: JPAC. See the table on right for
1
Left
pin definitions.
2
Ground
3
Ground
4
Right
CD Connectors
Definition
CD2 Pin Definition
Pin#
Two CD connectors (CD1, CD2) are located
next to the GLAN Controller. See the tables
on the right for pin definitions.
Definition
1
Right
2
Ground
3
Left
4
Ground
Audio Enable/Disable
Port
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
COM2
GLAN
E7525
JK1
C C D 2C D 1Slot5
B
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Keylock
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
PCI-33MHz
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
J20
ICH5R
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
SAS 0-3
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
Enabled (*default)
2-3
Disabled
A. Audio Enable (JPAC)
B. CD1
D. Lin In/Lin Out
BIOS
JWD
J27
GLAN
Enable
1-2
JL1
IDE #1
Slot6
Definition
C. CD2
Fan3
A
JPAC
Audio
Enable
NorthBridge
Floppy
JC1
CPU2
D
E
SI/O
JC2
Pin#
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
DIMM 1B
JPF
USB6/7 SATA0
I2 C
SATA1
2-22
Fan4
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JP12
Fan6 Fan5
Audio Enable(JPAC)
IDE #2
KB/
Mouse
JPAC enables or disables Audio Controller
on the motherboard. See the table on the
right for jumper settings. The default setting
is enabled.
E. Mic.
Chapter 2: Installation
2-6
Jumper Settings
Explanation of
Jumpers
Connector
Pins
3
2
1
3
2
1
To modify the operation of the
motherboard, jumpers can be used
to choose between optional settings.
Jumpers create shorts between two
Jumper
Cap
pins to change the function of the
connector. Pin 1 is identified with a
Setting
square solder pad on the printed circuit
Pin 1-2 short
board. See the motherboard layout
pages for jumper locations.
Note: On two pin jumpers, "Closed"
means the jumper is on and "Open"
means the jumper is off the pins.
GLAN Enable/Disable
GLAN Enable
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
NorthBridge
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
ICH5R
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
PCI-33MHz
J20
Floppy
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
JL1
IDE #2
Keylock
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
SAS 0-3
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
I2 C
SATA1
2-23
Fan4
A
JK1
SI/O
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Fan3
JC1
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Pin#
Definition
1-2
Enabled (*default)
2-3
Disabled
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
JP12
KB/
Mouse
JPL1 enables or disables the GLAN
port on the motherboard. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
The default setting is enabled.
A. GLAN Enable
X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 User's Manual
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS. Instead of pins, this "jumper" consists of contact
pads to prevent the accidental clearing of CMOS. To clear CMOS, use a metal
object such as a small screwdriver to touch both pads at the same time to short
the connection. Always remove the AC power cord from the system before clearing CMOS. Note: For an ATX power supply, you must completely shut down the
system, remove the AC power cord and then short JBT1 to clear CMOS.
SAS Controller Enable/
Disable (*X6DA3-G2 only)
SAS Controller Enable
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
NorthBridge
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
ICH5R
J20
Floppy
PCI-33MHz
Fan8
B
PCI-EXP x16
JL1
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
PXH
A
AIC-9410W
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
SAS 0-3
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
I2 C
SATA1
2-24
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Fan3
JC1
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
(*default)
Pins 2-3
Disabled
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
JP12
KB/
Mouse
JPS1 enables or disables the AIC
9140W Adaptec SAS Controller on
the motherboard. See the table on the
right for jumper settings. The default
setting is enabled.
A. SAS Enable
B. Clear CMOS
Chapter 2: Installation
Watch Dog Enable/Disable
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings (JWD)
JWD controls the Watch Dog function. Watch
Dog is a system monitor that can reboot the
Jumper Setting
system when a software application is “hung
up”. Pins 1-2 will cause WD to reset the sys-
Pins 1-2
Reset
(*default)
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
tem if an application is hung up. Pins 2-3 will
generate a non-maskable interrupt signal for
Definition
the application that is hung up. See the table
on the right for jumper settings. Watch Dog
must also be enabled in BIOS.
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
JPF
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
JP12
KB/
Mouse
Note: When enabled, the user needs to write
their own application software in order to disable the Watch Dog Timer.
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
NorthBridge
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
ICH5R
South
Bridge
J27
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
A
IDE #1
PCI-33MHz
J20
JL1
BIOS
JWD
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
SAS 0-3
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
I2 C
SATA1
2-25
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
Floppy
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Fan3
JC1
A. Watch Dog
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3rd PWR Supply PWR Fault
Detect (J3P)
3rd PWR Supply PWR Fault
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
The system can notify you in the event
of a power supply failure. This feature
available when three power supply units
are installed in the chassis with one act-
Definition
Closed
Enabled
Open
Disabled (*Default)
ing as a backup. If you only have one
or two power supply units installed, you
should disable this (the default setting)
with J3P to prevent false alarms.
Power Force On Enable/
Disable
Power Force On
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPF)
Jumper JPF allows you to enable (force
on) or disable the Power Force-On
function. If enabled, the power will
always stay on automatically. If this
function is disabled (the normal setting), the user needs to press the power
button to power on the system.
Jumper Setting
Definition
Open
Normal
(*default)
Closed
Force On
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
Bank 1
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
DIMM 1B
JPF
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
A
NorthBridge
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
PCI-33MHz
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
J20
ICH5R
South
Bridge
Floppy
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Keylock
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
JL1
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Fan3
JC1
IDE #1
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
SAS 0-3
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
I2 C
SATA1
2-26
Fan4
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JP12
KB/
Mouse
B
Fan6 Fan5
A. 3rd PWR Fail
B. PWR Force On
Chapter 2: Installation
2-8
Onboard Indicators
Activity
Power
LED
LED
GLAN LEDs
GLAN Activity Indicator
There are two GLAN ports on the motherboard. Each Gigabit Ethernet LAN port
has two LEDs. The green LED indicates
activity, while the power LED may be
of the connection. See the table at right
for the status associated with the second
LED.
Backpanel SAS Activity LED
Header (*X6DA3-G2 only)
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
COM2
GLAN
A
Definition
Off
No Connection
Green
10/100 Mbps
Amber
1 Gbps
E7525
CPU2
1
SAS0:Act
6
SAS4:Act
2
SAS1:Act
7
SAS5:Act
3
SAS2:Act
8
SAS6:Act
4
SAS3:Act
9
SAS7:Act
5
*SAS
Common
10
NC
A. GLAN LEDs
B. Backpanel SAS LEDs
JC2
NorthBridge
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
ICH5R
South
Bridge
J27
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
PCI-33MHz
J20
Floppy
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
JL1
BIOS
JWD
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
C
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
SAS 0-3
JPS1
I2 C
SATA1
2-27
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Fan3
JC1
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Pin# Definition
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
Bank 1
LED Color
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
DIMM 1B
JPF
GLAN Active
Pin# Definition
JP12
KB/
Mouse
USB 0/
1/2/3
ATX PWR
Green
Backpanel SAS_ACT_Output
Pin Definitions
Backpanel SAS Activity LED Header
(JSLED1), located next to IDE1, indicates
SAS Activity status. See the table on the
right for pin definitions. (*Note: SAS Common LED will be activated when any of
SAS0 to SAS7 LEDs is activated.)
4-pin
PWR
Definition
GLAN Power Indicator
green, orange or off to indicate the speed
Fan6 Fan5
LED Color
B
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Onboard SAS Activity LED
Indicators (*X6DA3-G2 only)
Onboard SAS_Activity_LED Indicators (*Note: Act=Active)
Act# Definition
Act# Definition
There are eight Onboard SAS Activity
Act#0
SAS0:Act
Act#4
SAS4:Act
LED indicators on the X6DA3-G2. LED
Act#1
SAS1:Act
Act#5
SAS5:Act
Act#2
SAS2:Act
Act#6
SAS6:Act
Act#3
SAS3:Act
Act#7
SAS7:Act
Indicators Act#0 to Act#7 indicate the
activity status of onboard SAS connectors. See the table on the right for LED
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Port
COM1
Parrallel
JLAN1
ATX PWR
JPF
FAN7
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
JP12
KB/
Mouse
settings.
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
NorthBridge
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
J20
ICH5R
JL1
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
SAS 0-3
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
SATA1
I2 C
2-28
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
PCI-33MHz
Floppy
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Fan3
JC1
Onboard SAS Activity LEDs
Act#4 Act#5 Act#6 Act#7
Act#0 Act#1 Act#2 Act#3
Chapter 2: Installation
2-9
Parallel Port, Floppy Drive, Hard Disk Drive, IPMI
2.0 and SAS Connections
Note the following when connecting the floppy and hard disk drive cables:
• The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
•
A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1.
• A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors to provide
for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires always connects to
drive A, and the connector that does not have twisted wires always connects to
drive B.
Parallel (Printer) Port Connector
Pin Definitions (J11)
USB 0/
1/2/3
A
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
4-pin
PWR
ATX PWR
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
F AN 7
PWRSMB
Definition
1
Strobe-
2
Auto Feed-
3
Data Bit 0
4
Error-
5
Data Bit 1
6
Init-
7
Data Bit 2
8
SLCT IN-
9
Data Bit 3
10
GND
11
Data Bit 4
12
GND
Data Bit 5
14
GND
Data Bit 6
16
GND
17
Data Bit 7
18
GND
19
ACK
20
GND
21
BUSY
22
Write Data
23
PE
24
Write Gate
25
SLCT
26
NC
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
NorthBridge
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
ICH5R
Floppy
PCI-33MHz
J20
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
SAS 0-3
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
I2 C
SATA1
2-29
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
JL1
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Fan3
JC1
Keylock
Definition
15
COM2
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Pin #
13
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
JP12
KB/
Mouse
The parallel (printer) port is located
on J23. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Pin#
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
Parallel (Printer) Port
Connector
A. Parellel Port
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Floppy Connector
Floppy Drive Connector
Pin Definitions (Floppy)
Pin#
Definition
JP8.
1
Ground
2
FDHDIN
3
Ground
4
Reserved
5
Key
6
FDEDIN
7
Ground
8
Index
9
Ground
10
Motor Enable
11
Ground
12
Drive Select B
13
Ground
14
Drive Select B
15
Ground
16
Motor Enable
17
Ground
18
DIR
19
Ground
20
STEP
21
Ground
22
Write Data
23
Ground
24
Write Gate
25
Ground
26
Track 00
27
Ground
28
Write Protect
29
Ground
30
Read Data
31
Ground
32
Side 1 Select
33
Ground
34
Diskette
definitions.
IPMI 2.0 Socket
Fan6 Fan5
USB 0/
1/2/3
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
4-pin
PWR
ATX PWR
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
KB/
Mouse
There is an IPMI 2.0 Socket
on the motherboard. Refer to
the layout below for the IPMI
Socket location.
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
NorthBridge
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
ICH5R
South
Bridge
Clear
CMOS
IPMI 2.0
B
BIOS
A
JWD
J27
IDE #1
PCI-33MHz
J20
Floppy
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
JL1
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
SAS 0-3
JPS1
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
I2 C
SATA1
2-30
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Fan3
JC1
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Pin #
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
See the table below for pin
JP12
The floppy connector is located on
A. Floppy
B. IPMI 2.0
Definition
Chapter 2: Installation
IDE Connectors
IDE Drive Connectors
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
are located next to IPMI 2.0
1
Reset IDE
2
Ground
3
Host Data 7
4
Host Data 8
5
Host Data 6
6
Host Data 9
7
Host Data 5
8
Host Data 10
9
Host Data 4
10
Host Data 11
11
Host Data 3
12
Host Data 12
13
Host Data 2
14
Host Data 13
15
Host Data 1
16
Host Data 14
17
Host Data 0
18
Host Data 15
19
Ground
20
Key
21
DRQ3
22
Ground
23
I/O Write
24
Ground
25
I/O Read
26
Ground
27
IOCHRDY
28
BALE
29
DACK3
30
Ground
31
IRQ14
32
IOCS16
33
Addr1
34
Ground
35
Addr0
36
Addr2
37
Chip Select 0
38
Chip Select 1
39
Activity
40
Ground
Fan6 Fan5
USB 0/
1/2/3
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
4-pin
PWR
ATX PWR
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
F AN 7
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
KB/
Mouse
right for pin definitions.
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
JC2
NorthBridge
B A
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
ICH5R
South
Bridge
J27
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
PCI-33MHz
J20
JL1
BIOS
JWD
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
PCI-X 100MHz
Battery
Slot1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
SAS 4-7
SAS
CTRL
C
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
SAS 0-3
JPS1
I2 C
SATA1
2-31
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
Floppy
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Fan3
JC1
Pin #
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
Socket (at J3 and J4, respectively). See the table on the
JP12
IDE#1 and IDE#2 connectors
A. IDE#1
B. IDE#2
Definition
X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 User's Manual
SAS Connectors
(*X6DA3-G2 only)
SAS Connector
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
There are eight Serial Attached
A1
Ground
B1
Ground
SCSI (SAS0-3, SAS4-7) on the
A2
RX 0+
B2
TX 0+
A3
RX 0-
B3
TX 0-
Port
Parrallel
JLAN1
COM1
ATX PWR
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
F AN 7
B4
Ground
RX 1+
B5
TX 1+
A6
RX 1-
B6
TX 1-
A7
Ground
B7
Ground
A8
SB7
B8
SB0
A9
SB3
B9
SB1
A10
SB4
B10
SB2
A11
SB5
B11
SB6
A12
Ground
B12
Ground
A13
RX 2+
B13
TX 2+
A14
RX 2-
B14
TX 2-
A15
Ground
B15
Ground
A16
RX 3+
B16
TX 3+
A17
RX 3-
B17
TX 3-
A18
Ground
B18
Ground
PWRSMB
8-pin
PWR
CPU1
JP15 FP CTRL
FAN1
JD1
USB 0/
1/2/3
4-pin
PWR
Ground
A5
JAR
J 3 P JOH1 FAN2
Fan6 Fan5
COM2
GLAN
E7525
CPU2
A. SAS 4-7
B. SAS 0-3
JC2
NorthBridge
GLAN
Enable
Slot2
Battery
Slot1
USB4/5 JD3
PCI-EXP x4
ICH5R
South
Bridge
IPMI 2.0
Clear
CMOS
IDE #1
PCI-33MHz
J20
Floppy
Fan8
PCI-EXP x16
JL1
BIOS
JWD
J27
JSLED1
PCI-X 133MHz
SAS
CTRL
SAS 0-3
JPS1
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR
WOR
JWOL
AIC-9410W
PXH
PCI-X 100MHz
SAS 4-7
SMBus
SPKR
USB6/7 SATA0
I2 C
SATA1
2-32
Fan4
82546GB
GLAN Slot4
CTRL
Slot3
Keylock
IDE #2
JK1
SI/O
Slot6
C D 2C D 1
Slot5
Fan3
JC1
JPAC
Audio
Enable
Definition
A4
JP12
KB/
Mouse
motherboard. See the tables
on the right for pin definitions.
Pin #
A
B
Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting Procedures
Use the following procedures to troubleshoot your system. If you have followed all
of the procedures below and still need assistance, refer to the ‘Technical Support
Procedures’ and/or ‘Returning Merchandise for Service’ section(s) in this chapter.
Note: Always disconnect the power cord before adding, changing or installing
any hardware components.
Before Power On
1. Make sure no short circuits exist between the motherboard and chassis.
2. Disconnect all ribbon/wire cables from the motherboard, including those for the
keyboard and mouse.
3. Remove all add-on cards.
4. Install one CPU (making sure it is fully seated) and connect the chassis speaker
and the power LED to the motherboard. (Check all jumper settings as well.)
5. Use the correct type of onboard CMOS battery as recommended by the Manufacturer. Do not install the onboard battery upside down to avoid possible
explosion.
No Power
1. Make sure no short circuits exist between the motherboard and the chassis.
2. Verify that all jumpers are set to their default positions.
3. Check that the 115V/230V switch on the power supply is properly set.
4. Turn the power switch on and off to test the system.
5. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies
~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
No Video
1. If the power is on but you have no video, remove all the add-on cards and
cables.
2. Use the speaker to determine if any beep codes exist. Refer to the Appendix
for details on beep codes.
3. Make sure that memory speeds and jumper settings are set correctly.
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NOTE
If you are a system integrator, VAR or OEM, a POST diagnostics
card is recommended. For I/O port 80h codes, refer to App. B.
Memory Errors
1. Make sure the DIMM modules are properly and fully installed.
2. Determine if different speeds of DIMMs have been installed and verify that the
BIOS setup is configured for the fastest speed of RAM used. It is recommended to use the same RAM speed for all DIMMs in the system.
3. Make sure you are using the correct type of Registered, ECC DDRII 400 (PC3200)
SDRAM (*recommended by the manufacturer.) (*Please refer to Chapter 2 for
DDR memory support.)
4. Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping a single module between
two slots and noting the results.
5. Make sure all memory modules are fully seated in their slots. As an interleaved
memory scheme is used, you must install two modules at a time, beginning
with DIMM #1A, then DIMM #1B, and so on (see Section 2-3).
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration
1. Make sure that you are using a high quality power supply. A poor quality
power supply may cause the system to lose the CMOS setup information.
Refer to Section 1-6 for details on recommended power supplies.
2. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies ~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
3. If the above steps do not fix the Setup Configuration problem, contact your
vendor for repairs.
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Technical Support Procedures
Before contacting Technical Support, please take the following steps. Also, note
that as a motherboard manufacturer, Super Micro does not sell directly to end-users, so it is best to first check with your distributor or reseller for troubleshooting
services. They should know of any possible problem(s) with the specific system
configuration that was sold to you.
1. Please go through the ‘Troubleshooting Procedures’ and 'Frequently Asked
Question' (FAQ) sections in this chapter or see the FAQs on our web site
(http://www.supermicro.com/support/faqs/) before contacting Technical Support.
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2. BIOS upgrades can be downloaded from our web site at
(http://www.supermicro.com/support/bios/).
Note: Not all BIOS can be flashed depending on the modifications to the
boot block code.
3. If you still cannot resolve the problem, include the following information when
contacting Super Micro for technical support:
• Motherboard model and PCB revision number
• BIOS release date/version (this can be seen on the initial display when your
system first boots up)
•System configuration
An example of a Technical Support form is on our web site at
(http://www.supermicro.com/support/contact.cfm).
4. Distributors: For immediate assistance, please have your account number ready
when placing a call to our technical support department. We can be reached
by e-mail at support@supermicro.com, by phone at:
(408) 503-8000, option 2, or by fax at (408)503-8019.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What are the various types of memory that my motherboard can
support?
Answer: The X6DA3-G2/X6DAi-G2 has eight 240-pin DIMM slots that support registered ECC DDR2 400 (PC3200) SDRAM modules. It is strongly recommended
that you do not mix memory modules of different speeds and sizes. Please refer
to Chapter 2 for instructions on memory support.
Question: How do I update my BIOS?
Answer: It is recommended that you do not upgrade your BIOS if you are experiencing no problems with your system. Updated BIOS files are located on our web
site at http://www.supermicro.com. Please check our BIOS warning message and
the information on how to update your BIOS on our web site. Also, check the current BIOS revision and make sure it is newer than your BIOS before downloading.
(*Note: There is no BIOS Recovery function available for the motherboard. Should a
problem occur after you flash the BIOS, you will need to change the BIOS chip.)
Question: What's on the CD that came with my motherboard?
Answer: The supplied compact disc has quite a few drivers and programs that will
greatly enhance your system. We recommend that you review the CD and install the
applications you need. Applications on the CD include chipset drivers for Windows
and security and audio drivers.
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Returning Merchandise for Service
A receipt or copy of your invoice marked with the date of purchase is required before any warranty service will be rendered. You can obtain service by calling your
vendor for a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. When returning
to the manufacturer, the RMA number should be prominently displayed on the
outside of the shipping carton, and mailed prepaid or hand-carried. Shipping and
handling charges will be applied for all orders that must be mailed when service
is complete.
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damages incurred in shipping or from failure due to the alternation, misuse, abuse or improper
maintenance of products.
During the warranty period, contact your distributor first for any product problems.
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Chapter 4
Phoenix BIOS
4-1 Introduction
This chapter describes the Phoenix BIOS™ Setup utility for the X6DA3-G2/X6DAiG2. The Phoenix ROM BIOS is stored in a flash chip and can be easily upgraded
using a floppy disk-based program.
Note: Due to periodic changes to the BIOS, some settings may have been added or
deleted and might not yet be recorded in this manual. Please refer to the Manual
Download area of the Supermicro web site <http://www.supermicro.com> for any
changes to the BIOS that may not be reflected in this manual.
System BIOS
The BIOS is the Basic Input Output System used in all IBM® PC, XT™, AT®, and
PS/2® compatible computers. The Phoenix BIOS flash chip stores the system
parameters, types of disk drives, video displays, etc. in the CMOS. The CMOS
memory requires very little electrical power. When the computer is turned off, a
back-up battery provides power to the CMOS Memory in RTC Logic, enabling it to
retain system parameters. Each time the computer is powered-on the computer is
configured with the values stored in the CMOS Memory by the system BIOS, which
gains control at boot-up.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The CMOS information that determines the system parameters may be changed by
entering the BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing the
<Delete> key at the appropriate time during system boot. (See below.)
Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible POST (Power On Self Test) routine is the memory test. As
the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu of the
BIOS Setup utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup screens,
such as the Security and Power menus. Beginning with Section 4-3, detailed descriptions are given for each parameter setting in the Setup utility.
Warning: Do not shut down or reset the system while updating BIOS
to prevent possible boot failure.
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Running Setup
*Default settings are in bold text unless otherwise noted.
The BIOS setup options described in this section are selected by choosing
the appropriate text from the main BIOS Setup screen. All displayed text is
described in this section, although the screen display is often all you need to
understand how to set the options (See the next page).
When you first power on the computer, the Phoenix BIOS™ is immediately activated.
While the BIOS is in control, the Setup program can be activated in one of two
ways:
1.
By pressing <Delete> immediately after turning the video on, or
2. When the message shown below appears briefly at the bottom of the screen
during the POST (Power On Self-Test), press the <Delete> key to activate the
main Setup menu:
Press the <Delete> key to enter Setup
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Main BIOS Setup
All main Setup options are described in this section. The main BIOS Setup screen
is displayed below.
Use the Up/Down arrow keys to move between the different settings in each menu.
Use the Left/Right arrow keys to move between the different setup screens.
Press the <Esc> key to exit the CMOS Setup Menu or a submenu. The next section
describes in detail how to navigate through the menus. Press <+> and <-> keys to
change the value of a setting.
Items that use submenus are indicated with the icon. With the item highlighted,
press the <Enter> key to access the submenu.
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Main BIOS Setup Menu
Main Setup Features
System Time
To set the system date and time, key in the correct information in the appropriate
fields. Then press the <Enter> key to save the data.
System Date
Using the arrow keys, highlight the month, day, and year fields, and enter the correct
data. Press the <Enter> key to save the data.
BIOS Date
This field displays the date when this version of BIOS was built.
Legacy Diskette A
This setting allows the user to set the type of floppy disk drive installed as diskette A.
The options are Disabled, 360Kb 5.25 in, 1.2MB 5.25 in, 720Kb 3.5 in, 1.44/1.25MB,
3.5 in, and 2.88MB 3.5 in.
Parallel ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the function of Parallel ATA. The
options are Disabled, Channel 0, Channel 1, and Both.
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Serial ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the function of Serial ATA. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Serial ATA RAID Enable
Select Enable to enable Serial ATA RAID Functions. (*For the Windows OS
environment, use the RAID driver if this feature is set to Enabled. If set to Disabled,
use the Non-RAID driver.)
Native Mode Operation
Select the native mode for ATA. The options are: Parallel ATA, Serial ATA,
Both, and Auto.
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, IDE
Channel 2 Master, IDE Channel 3 Master
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of IDE Channel 0 Master/
Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 2 Master, IDE Channel 3 Master
slots. Hit <Enter> to activate the following sub-menu screen for detailed options
of these items. Set the correct configurations accordingly. The items included in
the sub-menu are:
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Type
Selects the type of IDE hard drive. The options are Auto, (which allows BIOS
to
automatically determine the hard drive's capacity, number of heads, etc.),
a number from 1-39 to select a predetermined type of hard drive, CDROM and
ATAPI Removable. The option "User" will allow the user to enter the parameters
of the HDD installed at this connection. The option "Auto" will allow BIOS to
automatically configure the parameters of the HDD installed at the connection.
Choose the option 1-39 to select a predetermined HDD type. Select CDROM if a
CDROM drive is installed. Select ATAPI if a removable disk drive is installed.
CHS Format
The following items will be displayed by the BIOS:
TYPE: This item displays the type of CPU.
Cylinders: This item indicates the status of Cylinders.
Headers: This item indicates the number of headers.
Sectors: This item displays the number of sectors.
Maximum Capacity: This item displays the maximum storage capacity of the
system.
LBA Format
The following items will be displayed by the BIOS:
Total Sectors: This item displays the number of total sectors available in the
LBA Format.
Maximum Capacity: This item displays the maximum capacity in the LBA
Format.
Multi-Sector Transfer
This item allows the user to specify the number of sectors per block to be used
in multi-sector transfer. The options are Disabled, 4 Sectors, 8 Sectors, and 16
Sectors.
LBA Mode Control
This item determines whether Phoenix BIOS will access the IDE Channel 0 Master
Device via the LBA mode. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
32 Bit I/O
This option allows the user to enable or disable the function of 32-bit data transfer.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Transfer Mode
This feature allows the user to select the transfer mode. The options are
Standard, Fast PIO1, Fast PIO2, Fast PIO3, Fast PIO4, FPIO3/DMA1, and
FPIO4/DMA2.
Ultra DMA (Direct Memory Access) Mode
This feature allows the user to select Ultra DMA Modes. DMA Modes
allow peripheral devices (such as souond cards, floppy disks) to transfer
data directly to and from the memory modules without going through the
CPU. With double transition clocking, UDMA (Ultra DMA) allows data to
be transferred on both rising and falling edges of the clock, doubling data
throughput for any given clock speed. The options are Disabled, Mode 0,
Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3, Mode 4, and Mode 5. Please refer to the table
below for detailed infomation. Selects Ultra DM A Mode. The options are
Disabled, Mode 0, Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3, Mode 4 and Mod5.
Ultra DMA Mode
Mode
Mode
Mode
Mode
Mode
Mode
0
1
2
3
4
5
Cycle Time
(Nanoseconds)
240
160
120
90
60
40
Maximum Transfer
Rate (MB/s)
16.7
25.0
33.3
44.4
66.7
100
System Memory
This display informs you how much system memory is recognized and detected
in the system.
Extended Memory
This display informs you how much extended memory is recognized and detected
in the system.
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Advanced Setup
Choose Advanced from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow
keys. You should see the following display. An item with a triangle beside it has a
sub menu that can be accessed by highlighting the item and pressing <Enter>. Options for PIR settings are displayed by highlighting the setting option by using the
arrow keys and pressing <Enter>. All Advanced BIOS Setup options are described
in this section.
Boot Features
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Quick Boot Mode
If enabled, this feature will speed up the POST (Power On Self Test) routine by
skipping certain tests after the computer is turned on. The settings are Enabled
and Disabled. If Disabled, the POST routine will run at the normal speed.
Quiet Boot
When Enabled, the system will switch to the graphic mode and display OEM's logo
during boot-up. The system will automatically switch to the text mode if an error
occurs. The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
ACPI Mode
Use this setting to determine if you want to employ ACPI (Advanced Configuration
and Power Interface) power management on your system. The options are Yes
and No.
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ACPI Sleep Mode
This option allows you to select the sleep mode for ACPI. The options are S1(Stanby) and S3 (-Suspend to RAM).
Power Button Behavior
This setting allows you to choose how the system powers down when the user
presses the power button. Select Instant-Off to power off the system as soon as
the power button is pressed. Select 4-sec override to allow the system to wait for
4 seconds before power-off when the power button is pressed. The options are
Instant-Off and 4-sec override.
Resume On Modem Ring
Select On to “wake your system up” when an incoming call is received by your
modem. The options are On and Off.
Keyboard on Now Function
This option allows you to select how the system may be resumed from the S3-S5
state. The options are Space (by pressing the sapce bar), Password (by entering
a password), and Disabled.
Set Power On Password
Enter up to 5 digits of letters and numbers to set a Power On Password to allow
the user to power on the system.
Power Loss Control
This setting allows you to choose how the system will react when power returns
after an unexpected loss of power. The options are Stay Off, Power On and
Last State.
Watch Dog
This setting is for enabling the Watch Dog feature. The The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
Summary Screen
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the summary screen which displays
the system configuration during bootup.
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Memory Cache
Cache System BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system memory to be
used as a System BIOS buffer to allow the BIOS to write (cache) its data into this
reserved memory area. Select "Write Protect" to enable this function, and this
area will be reserved for the BIOS ROM access only. Select "Uncached" to disable
this function and make this area available for other devices.
Cache Video BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system memory to be
used as a Video BIOS buffer to allow the BIOS to write (cache) its data into this
reserved memory area. Select "Write Protect" to enable the function and this area
will be reserved for the BIOS ROM access only. Select "Uncached" to disable this
function and make this area available for other devices.
Cache Base 0-512K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the base memory area of Block
0-512K to be cached (written) into the system memory or into L1, L2, L3 cache
area inside the CPU to speed up CPU operations. Select "Uncached" to disable
this function. Select "Write Through" to allow data to be cached into the system
memory and into L1, L2, L3 cache area of the CPU at the same time. Select
"Write Protect" to prevent data from being cached into the system memory area
of Block 0-512K. Select "Write Back" to allow CPU to write data back directly from
the L1, L2, L3 cache inside the CPU without writing data to the System Memory
for fast CPU data processing and operation. The options are "Uncached", "Write
Through", "Write Protect", and "Write Back".
Cache Base 512K-640K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data cached in the memory area of Blcok 512K640K or to into L1, L2, L3 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU operations.
Select "Uncached" to disable this function. Select "Write Through" to allow data to
be cached into the CPU L1, L2, L3 cache area and into the system memory at
the same time. Select "Write Protect" to prevent data from being written into the
base memory area of Block 512K-640K. Select "Write Back" to allow CPU to write
data back directly from L1, L2, L3 Cache area inside the CPU without writing data
to the System Memory for fast CPU data processing and operation. The options
are "Uncached", "Write Through", "Write Protect", and "Write Back".
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Cache Extended Memory
If enabled, this feature will allow the data cached in the system memory area above
1 MB or to be cached into L1, L2, L3 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU
operations. Select "Uncached" to disable this function. Select "Write Through" to
allow data to be cached into the system memory and into L1, L2, L3 cache area in
the CPU at the same time. Select "Write Protect" to prevent data from being written
into the system memory above 1MB. Select "Write Back" to allow the CPU to write
data back directly from L1, L2, L3 Cache area inside the CPU without writing data
to the System Memory for fast CPU data processing and operation. The options
are "Uncached", "Write Through", "Write Protect", and "Write Back".
Discrete MTRR Allocation
If enabled, MTRRs (-Memory Type Range Registers) are configured as distinct,
separate units and cannot be overlapped. If enabled, the user can achieve better
graphic effects when using a Linux graphic driver that requires the write-combining
configuration with 4GB or more memory. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PCI Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings for PCI devices.
Onboard GLAN (Gigabit- LAN) OPROM Configure
Enabling this option provides the capability to boot from GLAN. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Onboard SCSI OPROM Configure
Enabling this option provides the caability to boot from SCSI HDD. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Default Primary Video Adapter
This item allows the user to select the Primary Video Adapter between two adapters
instead of selecting among three or more adapters. The options are Other and
Onboard Video.
PCI Parity Error Forwarding
Enable this item to forward the PCI errors occurring behind P2P bridges to South
Bridge, so NMI can be asserted. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
ROM Scan Ordering
This feature allows the user to decide which Option ROM to be activated first. The
options are Onboard Option ROM first and the Add-On Option ROM first.
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Reset Configuration Data
If set to Yes, this setting clears the Extended System Configuration Data- (ESCD)
area. The options are Yes and No.
Frequency for PCIX#1-#2/MASS (*Note: MASS=Mass Storage Devices:
SATA, SAS and SCSI. SAS is available on the X6DA3-G2 only.)
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency for the devices installed
in the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 66 MHz, PCI-X 66 MHz, PCI-X
100 MHz, and PCI-X 133 MHz.
Frequency for PCIX#3/G-LAN
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency of the devices installed in
the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 66 MHz, PCI-X 66 MHz, PCI-X 100
MHz, and PCI-X 133 MHz.
Frequency for PCI-X#1 On Riser, Frequency for PCI-X#2-#3 On Riser
(*Available when a 2U Active Riser Card is present.)
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency of the devices installed
in the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 33 MHz, PCI 66 MHz, PCI-X 66
MHz, PCI-X 100 MHz, and PCI-X 133 MHz.
PCI-X 100MHz ZCR Slot#1/PCI-X 100MHz Slot#2/PCI-X 133MHz
Slot#3/PCI-E X4 Slot#4/PCI 33MHz Slot#5/PCI-E X16 Slot#6
Access the submenu for each of the settings above to make changes to the
following:
Option ROM Scan
When enabled, this setting will initialize the device expansion ROM. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Enable Master
This setting allows you to enable the selected device as the PCI bus master.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Latency Timer
This setting allows you to set the clock rate for Bus Master. A high-prioity, highthroughout device may benefit from a greater Clock rate. The options are Default,
0020h, 0040h, 0060h, 0080h, 00A0h, 00C0h, and 00E0h. For Unix, Novell and
other Operating Systems, please select the option:"Other". If a drive fails after
the installation of a new software, you might want to change this settiing and
try again. Different OS requires different Bus Master clock rate.
Large Disk Access Mode
This setting determines how large hard drives are to be accessed. The options are
DOS or Other (for Unix, Novellle NetWare and other operating systems).
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Advanced Chipset Control
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Force Compliance Mode Entry
If enabled, this feature sets the device specified to comply with the PCI-Express
Compliance 1.0 Mode.
The options are: Disabled and Enabled.
Memory RAS Feature Control
Select this option to enable Memory RAS (Reliability/ Availability/Serviceability)
Feature Control. The Options are Standard, Sparing, and Mirroring. Select Sparing
(RAID 0) to increase the performance of data transfer by simultaneously writing
data to two drives. Select Mirroring (RAID 1) to increase data protection by writing
identical data on two drives.
Clock Spectrum Feature
If "Enabled", BIOS will sensor and attempt to reduce the Electromagnetic Interference
caused by the components. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Memory Remap Function Control
PCI memory resources will overlap with the physical memory if 4GB of memory or
above is installed on the motherboard. When this occurs, enable this function to
reallocate the overlapped physical memory to a location above 4GB to resolve the
memory overlapping situation.
Delayed Transaction Discard
Select Disabled to set the ESB P2P Bridge Secondary Discard Timer to 32 microseconds for the PCI-32 bus. Select Enabled to set the ESB P2P Bridge Secondary
Discard Timer to 4 micro-seconds for the PCI-32 bus.
DRAM Data Integrity Mode
If enabled, this feature allows the data stored in the DRMA memory to be integrated
for faster data processing. The options are 72-bit ECC, 144-bit ECC, Auto and
Disabled.
ECC Error Type
This setting lets you select which type of interrupt to be activated as a result of an
ECC error. The options are None, NMI (Non-Maskable Interrupt), SMI (System
Management Interrupt) and SCI (System Control Interrupt.)
SERR (System Error) Signal Condition
This setting specifies the conditions required to be qualified as an ECC error. The
options are None, Single Bit, Multiple Bit and Both.
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Enabling Multi-Media Timer
Select Yes to activate a set of timers that are alternative to the traditional 8254
timers for the OS use. The options are Yes and No.
USB Function
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable all functions for the USB devices
specified.
Legacy USB Support
This setting allows you to enable support for Legacy USB devices. The settings
are Enabled and Disabled.
Advanced Processor Options
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
CPU Speed
This is a display that indicates the speed of the installed processor.
Hyper-threading (*Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to use the Hyper-Threading Technology, which will result in increased
CPU performance. The options are Disabled or Enabled.
Machine Checking (*Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to activate the function of Machine Checking and allow the CPU to
detect and report hardware (machine) errors via a set of model-specific registers
(MSRs). The options are Disabled or Enabled.
C1 Enhanced Mode (*Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to enable Enhanced Halt State to lower CPU voltage/frequency to
prevent overheat. The options are Enabled and Disabled. (*Note: please refer
to Intel’s web site for detailed information.)
No Execute Mode Memory Protection (*Available when supported by the
CPU and the OS.)
Set to Enabled to enable Execute Disable Bit and allow the processor to classify
areas in memory where an application code can execute and where it can not,
and thus, preventing a worm or a virus from inserting and creating a flood of codes
to overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack. (*Note: this
feature is available when your OS and your CPU support the function of Execute
Disable Bit.) The options are Disabled and Enabled. (Note: For more information
regarding hardware/software support for this function, please refer to Intel's and
Microsoft's web sites.)
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Thermal Management 2 (*Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to use Thermal Management 2 (TM2) which will lower CPU voltage
and frequency when the CPU temperature reaches a pre-defined overheat threshold.
Set to Disabled to use Thermal Manager 1 (TM1), allowing CPU clocking to be
regulated via CPU Internal Clock modulation when the CPU temperature reaches
the overheat threshold.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch (*Available when supported by the CPU.)
The CPU fetches the cache line for 64 bytes if this option is set to Disabled. The
CPU fetches both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised if Enabled. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Processor Power Management
This feature allows the user to determine the processor power management
mode. The options are Disabled and C States Only. If set to Disabled, C States
and GV1/GV3 are disabled. If set to C States only, the processor power will be
controlled through CPU power states in the APCI setting.
I/O Device Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
KBC Clock input
This setting allows you to set the clock frequency for the Keyboard Clock. The
options are 6MHz, 8MHz, and 12 MHz.
Onboard COM1
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port A. The options are Enabled
(user defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS controlled) and OS Controlled.
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for serial port A. The options
are 3F8, 2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for the parallel port.
The options are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
Onboard COM2
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port B. The options are Enabled
(user defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS controlled) and OS Controlled.
Mode
This setting allows you to specify the type of device that will be connected to serial
port B. The options are Normal, IR (for an infrared device) and ASK-IR.
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Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for serial port B. The options
are 3F8, 2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for the parallel port.
The options are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
Parallel Port
This setting allows you to assign control of the parallel port. The options are
Enabled (user defined), Disabled and Auto (BIOS controlled).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for the parallel port. The
options are 378, 278 and 3BC.
Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for the parallel port.
The options are IRQ5 and IRQ7.
Mode
This setting allows you to specify the parallel port mode. The options are Output,
Bi-directional, ECP and EPP.
DMA Channel
This setting allows you to specify the DMA channel mode. The options are DMA1
and DMA3.
Floppy Disk Controller
This setting allows you to assign control of the floppy disk controller. The options are
Enabled (user defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS controlled) and OS Controlled.
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for the Floppy port. The
options are Primary and Secondary.
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Console Redirection
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
COM Port Address
This setting allows you to specify the port you want to redirect the console to: Onboard COM A or On-board COM B. This setting can also be Disabled.
BAUD Rate
This setting allows you to select the BAUD rate for console redirection. The options
are 300, 1200, 2400, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K and 115.2K.
Console Type
This setting allows you to choose from the available options to select the console
type for console redirection. The options are VT100, VT100,8bit, PC-ANSI, 7bit,
PC ANSI, VT100+, VT-UTF8.
Flow Control
This setting allows you to choose from the available options to select the flow control
for console redirection. The options are: None, XON/XOFF, and CTS/RTS.
Console Connection
This feature allows you to select the console connection: either Direct or Via
Modem.
Continue CR after POST
This feature allows you to choose whether to continue with console redirection
after the POST routine. The options are On and Off.
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DMI Event Logging
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Event Log Validity
This is a display, not a setting, informing you of the event log validity.
Event Log Capacity
This is a display, not a setting, informing you of the event log capacity.
View DMI Event Log
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to view the contents of the event log.
Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable event logging.
ECC Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable ECC event logging.
Mark DMI Events as Read
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to mark the DMI events as read.
Clear All DMI Event Logs
Select Yes and press <Enter> to clear all DMI event logs.
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Hardware Monitor Logic
CPU Temperature Threshold
This option allows the user to set a CPU temperature threshold that will activate
the alarm system when the CPU temperature reaches this pre-set temperature
threshold. The options are 70oC, 75oC, 80oC and 85oC.
Highlight this and hit <Enter> to see monitor data for the following items:
CPU1 Temperature: This item displays CPU1 Temperature.
CPU2 Temperature: This item displays CPU2 Temperature.
System Temperature: This item displays the System Temperature.
Fan Speed Control Modes
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds of the
onboard fans. The CPU temperature and the fan speed are correlative. When
the CPU on-die temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase, and vise
versa. If the option is set to “3-pin fan”, the fan speed is controlled by voltage.
If the option is set to “4-pin”, the fan speed will be controlled by Pulse Width
Modulation (PWM). Select “3-pin” if your chassis came with 3-pin fan headers.
Select “4-pin” if your chassis came with 4-pin fan headers. Select “Workstation”
if your system is used as a Workstation. Select “Server” if your system is used
as a Server. Select “Disable” to disable the fan speed control function to allow
the onboard fans to run at the full speed (12V) at all the time. The Options are:
1. Disable, 2. 3-pin (Server), 3. 3-pin (Workstation), 4. 4-pin (Server) and 5.
4-pin (Workstation).
Fan 1 to Fan 6 (chassis fans), Fan 7 (CPU Fan 1), Fan 8 (CPU Fan2): If the
feature of Auto Fan Control is enabled, BIOS will automatically display the status
of the fans indicated in this item.
Vcore A/Vcore B: These items display the Voltage status of CPU A and CPU B.
P3V3: This item displays the +3.3V voltage status.
P5V: This item displays the +5V voltage status.
N12V: This item displays the -12V voltage status.
P12V: This item displays the +12V voltage status.
VDD: This item displays the VDD status.
P5Vsb: This item displays the voltage status of +5V Standby power.
P3P3Vsb: This item displays the voltage status of +3.3V Standby power.
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Security
Choose Security from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow
keys. You should see the following display. Security setting options are displayed
by highlighting the setting using the arrow keys and pressing <Enter>. All Security
BIOS settings are described in this section.
Supervisor Password Is:
This displays whether a supervisor password has been entered for the system.
Clear means such a password has not been used and Set means a supervisor
password has been entered for the system.
User Password Is:
This displays whether a user password has been entered for the system. Clear
means such a password has not been used and Set means a user password has
been entered for the system.
Set Supervisor Password
When the item "Set Supervisor Password" is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key. When
prompted, type the Supervisor's password in the dialogue box to set or to change
supervisor's password, which allows access to the BIOS.
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Set User Password
When the item "Set User Password" is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key. When
prompted, type the user's password in the dialogue box to set or to change the
user's password, which allows access to the system at boot-up.
Fixed Disk Boot Sector
This setting may offer some protection against viruses when set to Write Protect,
which protects the boot sector on the hard drive from having a virus written to it.
The other option is Normal.
Password on Boot
This setting allows you to require a password to be entered when the system
boots up. The options are Enabled (password required) and Disabled (password
not required).
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Boot
Choose Boot from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. Highlighting a setting with a + or - will expand
or collapse that entry. See details on how to change the order and specs of boot
devices in the Item Specific Help window. All Boot BIOS settings are described in
this section.
+Removable Devices
Highlight and press <Enter> to expand the field. See details on how to change the
order and specs of devices in the Item Specific Help window.
CD-ROM Drive
See details on how to change the order and specs of the CD-ROM drive in the
Item Specific Help window.
+Hard Drive
Highlight and press <Enter> to expand the field. See details on how to change the
order and specs of hard drives in the Item Specific Help window.
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Exit
Choose Exit from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. All Exit BIOS settings are described in this
section.
Exit Saving Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you made and to exit the
BIOS Setup utility.
Exit Discarding Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to exit the BIOS Setup utility without saving any
changes you may have made.
Load Setup Defaults
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to load the default settings for all items in the
BIOS Setup. These are the safest settings to use.
Discard Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to discard (cancel) any changes you made.
You will remain in the Setup utility.
Save Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you made. You will remain
in the Setup utility.
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Appendix A
BIOS POST Error Messages
During the Power-On Self-Test (POST), the BIOS will check for problems. If a problem is found, the BIOS will activate an alarm or display a message. The following is
a list of such BIOS messages.
Failure Fixed Disk
Fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. Check to see if fixed disk is
attached properly. Run Setup. Find out if the fixed-disk type is correctly identified.
Stuck key
Stuck key on keyboard.
Keyboard error
Keyboard not working.
Keyboard Controller Failed
Keyboard controller failed test. May require replacing keyboard controller.
Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch
Unlock the system to proceed.
Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run SETUP
Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup
Shadow Ram Failed at offset: nnnn
Shadow RAM failed at offset nnnn of the 64k block at which the error
was detected.
System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
System RAM failed at offset nnnn of in the 64k block at which the error
was detected.
Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn Extended memory not
working or not configured properly at offset nnnn.
System battery is dead - Replace and run SETUP
The CMOS clock battery indicator shows the battery is dead. Replace the
battery and run Setup to reconfigure the system.
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System CMOS checksum bad - Default configuration used
System CMOS has been corrupted or modified incorrectly, perhaps by an
application program that changes data stored in CMOS. The BIOS installed Default
Setup Values. If you do not want these values, enter Setup and enter your own
values. If the error persists, check the system battery or contact your dealer.
System timer error
The timer test failed. Requires repair of system board.
Real time clock error
Real-Time Clock fails BIOS hardware test. May require board repair.
Check date and time settings
BIOS found date or time out of range and reset the Real-Time Clock. May require
setting legal date (1991-2099).
Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used
Previous POST did not complete successfully. POST loads default values and
offers to run Setup. If the failure was caused by incorrect values and they are not
corrected, the next boot will likely fail. On systems with control of wait states,
improper Setup settings can also terminate POST and cause this error on the next
boot. Run Setup and verify that the waitstate configuration is correct. This error is
cleared the next time the system is booted.
Memory Size found by POST differed from CMOS
Memory size found by POST differed from CMOS.
Diskette drive A error
Diskette drive B error
Drive A: or B: is present but fails the BIOS POST diskette tests. Check to see that
the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in Setup and that the diskette drive
is attached correctly.
Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP
Type of floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup.
Incorrect Drive B type - run SETUP
Type of floppy drive B: not correctly identified in Setup.
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System cache error - Cache disabled
RAM cache failed and BIOS disabled the cache. On older boards, check the cache
jumpers. You may have to replace the cache. See your dealer. A disabled cache
slows system performance considerably.
CPU ID:
CPU socket number for Multi-Processor error.
EISA CMOS not writeable
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot write to EISA CMOS.
DMA Test Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot write to extended DMA (Direct Memory
Access) registers.
Software NMI Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot generate software NMI (Non-Maskable
Interrupt).
Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Fail-Safe Timer takes too long.
device Address Conflict
Address conflict for specified device.
Allocation Error for: device
Run ISA or EISA Configuration Utility to resolve resource conflict for the
specified device.
CD ROM Drive
CD ROM Drive identified.
Entering SETUP ...
Starting Setup program
Failing Bits: nnnn
The hex number nnnn is a map of the bits at the RAM address which failed
the memory test. Each 1 (one) in the map indicates a failed bit. See errors
230, 231, or 232 above for offset address of the failure in System,
Extended, or Shadow memory.
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Fixed Disk n
Fixed disk n (0-3) identified.
Invalid System Configuration Data
Problem with NVRAM (CMOS) data.
I/O device IRQ conflict
I/O device IRQ conflict error.
PS/2 Mouse Boot Summary Screen:
PS/2 Mouse installed.
nnnn kB Extended RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
nnnn Cache SRAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system cache in kilobytes successfully tested.
nnnn kB Shadow RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of shadow RAM in kilobytes successfully
tested.
nnnn kB System RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
One or more I2O Block Storage Devices were excluded from the Setup Boot
Menu
There was not enough room in the IPL table to display all installed I2O block-storage devices.
Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or drive C:. Enter Setup and
see if fixed disk and drive A: are properly identified.
Parity Check 1 nnnn
Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and
display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????. Parity is
a method for checking errors in binary data. A parity error indicates that some data
has been corrupted.
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Parity Check 2 nnnn
Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it
on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????.
Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup, <F3> for previous
Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press <F1> to start the boot
process or <F2> to enter Setup and change the settings. Press <F3> to display the
previous screen (usually an initialization error of an Option ROM, i.e., an add-on
card). Write down and follow the information shown on the screen.
Press <F2> to enter Setup
Optional message displayed during POST. Can be turned off in Setup.
PS/2 Mouse:
PS/2 mouse identified.
Run the I2O Configuration Utility
One or more unclaimed block storage devices have the Configuration Request bit
set in the LCT. Run an I2O Configuration Utility (e.g. the SAC utility).
System BIOS shadowed
System BIOS copied to shadow RAM.
UMB upper limit segment address: nnnn
Displays the address nnnn of the upper limit of Upper Memory Blocks, indicating released segments of the BIOS which can be reclaimed by a virtual memory
manager.
Video BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM.
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Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes
Appendix B
BIOS POST Codes
This section lists the POST (Power On Self Test) codes for the PhoenixBIOS. POST
codes are divided into two categories: recoverable and terminal.
Recoverable POST Errors
When a recoverable type of error occurs during POST, the BIOS will display an
POST code that describes the problem.
BIOS may also issue one of the follow-
ing beep codes:
1 long and two short beeps - video configuration error
1 repetitive beep - no memory detected
Terminal POST Errors
If a terminal type of error occurs, BIOS will shut down the system. Before doing
so, BIOS will write the error to port 80h.
The following is a list of codes that may be written to port 80h.
POST Code
02h
03h
04h
06h
07h
08h
09h
0Ah
0Bh
0Ch
0Eh
0Fh
10h
11h
12h
13h
14h
16h
17h
Description
Verify Real Mode
Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI)
Get CPU type
Initialize system hardware
Disable shadow and execute code from the ROM.
Initialize chipset with initial POST values
Set IN POST flag
Initialize CPU registers
Enable CPU cache
Initialize caches to initial POST values
Initialize I/O component
Initialize the local bus IDE
Initialize Power Management
Load alternate registers with initial POST values
Restore CPU control word during warm boot
Initialize PCI Bus Mastering devices
Initialize keyboard controller
1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum
Initialize cache before memory Auto size
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POST Code
18h
1Ah
1Ch
20h
22h
24h
28h
29h
2Ah
2Ch
2Eh
2Fh
32h
33h
36h
38h
3Ah
3Ch
3Dh
41h
42h
45h
46h
47h
48h
49h
4Ah
4Bh
4Ch
4Eh
4Fh
50h
51h
52h
54h
55h
58h
59h
5Ah
5Bh
Description
8254 timer initialization
8237 DMA controller initialization
Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller
1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh
1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller
Set ES segment register to 4 GB
Auto size DRAM
Initialize POST Memory Manager
Clear 512 kB base RAM
1-3-4-1 RAM failure on address line xxxx*
1-3-4-3 RAM failure on data bits xxxx* of low byte of
memory bus
Enable cache before system BIOS shadow
Test CPU bus-clock frequency
Initialize Phoenix Dispatch Manager
Warm start shut down
Shadow system BIOS ROM
Auto size cache
Advanced configuration of chipset registers
Load alternate registers with CMOS values
Initialize extended memory for RomPilot
Initialize interrupt vectors
POST device initialization
2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice
Initialize I20 support
Check video configuration against CMOS
Initialize PCI bus and devices
Initialize all video adapters in system
QuietBoot start (optional)
Shadow video BIOS ROM
Display BIOS copyright notice
Initialize MultiBoot
Display CPU type and speed
Initialize EISA board
Test keyboard
Set key click if enabled
Enable USB devices
2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts
Initialize POST display service
Display prompt “Press F2 to enter SETUP”
Disable CPU cache
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POST Code
5Ch
60h
62h
64h
66h
67h
68h
69h
6Ah
6Bh
6Ch
6Eh
70h
72h
76h
7Ch
7Dh
7Eh
80h
81h
82h
83h
84h
85h
86h
87h
88h
89h
8Ah
8Bh
8Ch
8Fh
90h
91h
92h
93h
95h
96h
97h
98h
Description
Test RAM between 512 and 640 kB
Test extended memory
Test extended memory address lines
Jump to UserPatch1
Configure advanced cache registers
Initialize Multi Processor APIC
Enable external and CPU caches
Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area
Display external L2 cache size
Load custom defaults (optional)
Display shadow-area message
Display possible high address for UMB recovery
Display error messages
Check for configuration errors
Check for keyboard errors
Set up hardware interrupt vectors
Initialize Intelligent System Monitoring
Initialize coprocessor if present
Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs
Late POST device initialization
Detect and install external RS232 ports
Configure non-MCD IDE controllers
Detect and install external parallel ports
Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices
Re-initialize onboard I/O ports.
Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices
(optional)
Initialize BIOS Data Area
Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs)
Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area
Test and initialize PS/2 mouse
Initialize floppy controller
Determine number of ATA drives (optional)
Initialize hard-disk controllers
Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers
Jump to UserPatch2
Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards
Install CD ROM for boot
Clear huge ES segment register
Fix up Multi Processor table
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beeps on checksum failure
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POST Code
99h
9Ah
9Ch
9Dh
9Eh
9Fh
A0h
A2h
A4h
A8h
AAh
ACh
AEh
B0h
B1h
B2h
B4h
B5h
B6h
B7h
B9h
BAh
BBh
BCh
BDh
BEh
BFh
C0h
C1h
C2h
C3h
C4h
C5h
C6h
C7h
C8h
C9h
CAh
CBh
CCh
Description
Check for SMART Drive (optional)
Shadow option ROMs
Set up Power Management
Initialize security engine (optional)
Enable hardware interrupts
Determine number of ATA and SCSI drives
Set time of day
Check key lock
Initialize typematic rate
Erase F2 prompt
Scan for F2 key stroke
Enter SETUP
Clear Boot flag
Check for errors
Inform RomPilot about the end of POST.
POST done - prepare to boot operating system
1 One short beep before boot
Terminate QuietBoot (optional)
Check password (optional)
Initialize ACPI BIOS
Prepare Boot
Initialize SMBIOS
Initialize PnP Option ROMs
Clear parity checkers
Display MultiBoot menu
Clear screen (optional)
Check virus and backup reminders
Try to boot with INT 19
Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM)
Initialize error logging
Initialize error display function
Initialize system error handler
PnPnd dual CMOS (optional)
Initialize note dock (optional)
Initialize note dock late
Force check (optional)
Extended checksum (optional)
Redirect Int 15h to enable remote keyboard
Redirect Int 13h to Memory Technologies
Devices such as ROM, RAM, PCMCIA, and
serial disk
Redirect Int 10h to enable remote serial video
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POST Code
CDh
CEh
D2h
Description
Re-map I/O and memory for PCMCIA
Initialize digitizer and display message
Unknown interrupt
The following are for boot block in Flash ROM
POST Code
E0h
E1h
E2h
E3h
E4h
E5h
E6h
E7h
E8h
E9h
EAh
EBh
ECh
EDh
EEh
EFh
F0h
F1h
F2h
F3h
F4h
F5h
F6h
F7h
Description
Initialize the chipset
Initialize the bridge
Initialize the CPU
Initialize system timer
Initialize system I/O
Check force recovery boot
Checksum BIOS ROM
Go to BIOS
Set Huge Segment
Initialize Multi Processor
Initialize OEM special code
Initialize PIC and DMA
Initialize Memory type
Initialize Memory size
Shadow Boot Block
System memory test
Initialize interrupt vectors
Initialize Run Time Clock
Initialize video
Initialize System Management Manager
Output one beep
Clear Huge Segment
Boot to Mini DOS
Boot to Full DOS
* If the BIOS detects error 2C, 2E, or 30 (base 512K RAM error), it displays an additional word-bitmap (xxxx) indicating the address line or bits that failed. For example,
“2C 0002” means address line 1 (bit one set) has failed. “2E 1020" means data bits
12 and 5 (bits 12 and 5 set) have failed in the lower 16 bits. The BIOS also sends
the bitmap to the port-80 LED display. It first displays the checkpoint code, followed
by a delay, the high-order byte, another delay, and then the loworder byte of the error.
It repeats this sequence continuously.
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Appendix C: Software Installation
Appendix C
Installing Software Drivers and the
Windows Operating System
C-1 The Adaptec EmCedded SAS/SATA with HostRAID
Controller Driver
Introduction to SATA (Serial ATA) and SAS (Serial Attached
SCSI) (*SAS is available on the X6DA3-G2 only)
Serial ATA(SATA) is a physical storage interface. It uses a single cable with a
minimum of four wires to create a point-to-point connection between devices. It
is a serial link which supports SATA transfer rates from 150MBps. Because the
serial cables used in SATA are thinner than the traditional cables used in Parallel ATA (PATA), SATA systems provide more efficient system cooling, faster data
transfer and better functionality than Parallel ATA.
With the functionality provided by the onboard SAS controller, the Supermicro
X6DA3-G2 offers unprecedented I/O throughput, reliability and scalability to the
IT industry. In addition, with a dynamic SAS infrastructure built-in, the X6DA3-G2
supports both SATA and SAS without any bridging, providing the user with unparalleled data storage expansion and inter-connectivity capability. (*Note: The onboard SAS Controller supports both SATA and SAS RAID configuration; however,
"mixing-and-matching" SATA and SAS in the configuration is not recommended.)
Using the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility (ARC)
(*Note: Please also refer to the following sections for SATA RAID
Configuration.)
The onboard SAS Controller is enabled by default. To disable it, please set
Jumper JPS1 to Pins 2-3 (See Page 2-19 in Chapter 2 for details.)
* Upon detecting the SAS Controller BIOS, please make sure that the Adapter
WWN address is listed. This is a 16-digit number. If this number is not shown,
you will not be able to use the controller.
* Once the WWN address is listed, press the <Ctrl> and <A> simultaneously
when prompted to access the Adaptec SAS RAID BIOS. (*Note: To select an
option, use the arrow keys to highlight the item and then press <Enter> to select
it. To return to the previous menu, press <ESC>.)
The Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility is an embedded BIOS Utility, including:
*Array Configuration Utility: Use this utility to create, configure and manage arrays.
* SerialSelect Utility: Use this option to configure SAS/SATA RAID drives.
* Disk Utilities: Use this option to format or verify disks.
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A. Using the Array Configuration Utility
The Array Configuration Utility enables you to create, manage, and delete arrays
from the controller’s BIOS, add and delete spare drives, and initialize drives. During the system startup, press <Ctrl> and <A> simultaneously to display the main
menu.
Managing Arrays
Select this option to view array properties, and delete arrays. The following sections describe the operations Of "Managing Arrays".
To select this option, use the arrow keys and the <enter> key to select "Managing
Arrays" from the main menu (as shown above).
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Viewing Array Properties
To view the properties of an existing array:
1. At the BIOS prompt, press Ctrl+A.
2. From the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility menu, select Array Configuration
Utility.
3. From the Array Configuration Utility menu, select Manage Arrays (as shown on
the previous screen.)
4. From the List of Arrays dialog box, select the array you want to view and press
Enter.
The Array Properties dialog box appears, showing detailed information on the array. The physical disks associated with the array are displayed here.
5. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
Deleting Arrays
*Warning: Back up the data on an array before you delete it to prevent the loss of
data. Deleted arrays cannot be restored.
To delete an existing array:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access the Adaptec
RAID Configuration Utility.
2. From the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility main menu, select Array Configuration Utility.
3. From the Array Configuration Utility menu, select Manage Arrays.
4. Select the array you wish to delete and press Delete.
5. In the Array Properties dialog box, select Delete and press
Enter. The following prompt is displayed:
*Warning!! Deleting the array will render array unusable. Do you want to delete the
array?(Yes/No):
RAID 1 only—the following prompt is also displayed:
Deleting the partition will result in data loss! Do you also want to delete the partition? (Yes/No):
6. Press Yes to delete the array or partition or No to return to the previous menu.
7. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
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Creating Arrays
Before creating arrays, make sure the disks for the array are connected and
installed in your system. Note that disks with no usable space, or disks that are uninitialized are shown in gray and cannot be used. Refer to the section: Initializing
Disk Drives.
To create an array:
1 Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access the Adaptec
RAID Configuration Utility.
2 From the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility menu, select Array Configuration
Utility Main Menu.
3 From the Array Configuration Utility menu, select Create Array.
4 Select the disks for the new array and press Insert (as the screen shown below).
(*Note: To deselect any disk, highlight the disk and press Delete.)
5 After both disks for the new array are selected, press Enter. The Array Properties
menu displays (as the screen shown below).
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Assigning Array Properties
Once you've create a new array, you are ready to assign the properties to the array.
*Caution: Once the array is created and its properties are assigned, you cannot
change the array properties using the Array Configuration Utility. You will need
to use the Adaptec Storage Manager. (Refer to Adaptec's User's Guide in the
enclosed CD.)
To assign properties to the new array:
1. In the Array Properties menu (as shown in the screen below), select an array
type and press Enter.
Note that only the available array types: RAID 0, and RAID1, are displayed on the
screen. (*RAID 0 or RAID 1 requires two drives.)
2. Under the item "Arrays Label", type in an label and press Enter. (*Note: The
label shall not be more than 15 characters.)
3. For RAID 0, select the desired stripe size. (*Note: Available stripe sizes are 16,
32, and 64 KB-default. It is recommended that you do not change the default setting.)
4. The item: "Create RAID via" allows you to select between the different creating
methods for RAID 0 and RAID 1.
The following table gives examples of when each is appropriate.
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Raid Level
Create Via
When Appropriate
RAID 0
No Init
Creating a RAID 0 on new drives
RAID 1
Build
RAID 1
Clear
RAID 1
Quick
Any time you wish to create a RAID 1, but especially if
you have data on one drive that you wish to preserve
Creating a RAID 1 on new drives, or when you want to
ensure that the array contains no data after creation.
Fastest way to create a RAID 1.
Appropriate when using new drives
RAID 1
Init
5. When you are finished, press Done (as shown in the previous screen ).
Notes:
1. Before adding a new drive to an array, back up any data contained on the new
drive. Otherwise, all data will be lost.
2. If you stop the Build or Clear process on a RAID 1 from Array Configuration Utility, you can restart it by pressing Ctrl+R.
3. A RAID 1 created using the Quick Init option may return some data mis-compares if you later run a consistency check. This is normal and is not a cause for
concern.
4. The Array Configuration Utility allows you to use drives of different sizes in a
RAID . However, during a build operation, only the smaller drive can be selected as
the source or first drive.
5. When migrating from single volume to RAID 0, migrating from a larger drive to
a smaller drive is allowed. However, the destination drive must be at least half the
capacity of the source drive.
6. Adaptec does not recommend that you migrate or build an array on Windows
dynamic disks (volumes), as it will result in data loss.
Warning: Do not interrupt the creation of a RAID 0 using the Migrate option. If you
do, you will not be able to restart, or to recover the data that was on the source
drive.
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Adding a Bootable Array
To make an array bootable:
1. From the Main menu, select Configure Boot Unit and press Enter. The following screen displays.
2. From the "Select Drive to Create Boot Unit" list, select the drive you wish to
Configure Boot Unit and press Insert. The Drive you have selected appears in the
right window as shown in the screen below:
3. Select the disk drive you wish to configure as a bootable drive from the "Selected Drives" List (in the right window) and press Enter. The next screen appears.
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Deleting a Bootable Array
To delete a bootable array:
1. From the Main menu, select Configure Boot Unit and press Enter.
2. From the "Select the Boot Unit" list (in the right window), select the bootable
drive you wish to delete and press Delete. The following screen appears:
3. When the screen shown above appears, select Delete and press Enter.
4. Enter Y to delete a bootable array when the following message is displayed: "Do
you want to delete the Bootable uUit? (Yes/No):" Then, the bootable array will be
deleted.
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Adding/Deleting Hotspares
(*Note: In order to rebuild a RAID (RAID 0 or RAID 1), you would need to add a
new HDD as a hotspare.)
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A as prompted to access the ARC Utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility.
3. From the ACU menu, select Add/Delete Hotspares and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears:
To Add a HotSpare Drive
4. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight and select the disk you want to
designate as a Hotspare, and press <Insert>, and then, press <Enter>.
5. Press yes when the following prompt is displayed: "Do you want to create
spare?" (Yes/No?)
The spare you have selected will appear in the Select Drive Menu.
To Delete a HotSpare Drive
4. From the List of "Assigned HotSpare Drives" (in the right window), select the
hotspare drive you want to delete, and press <Delete> and <Enter>.
5. Press yes when the following prompt is displayed: "Do you want to Delete the
Hotspare?" (Yes/No?)
The hotspare drive you have selected will be deleted.
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Initializing Disk Drives
If an installed disk does not appear in the disk selection list for creating a new array, or if it appears grayed out, you may have to initialize it before you can use it as
part of an array. Drives attached to the controller must be initialized before they can
be used in an array.
Caution: Initializing a disk overwrites the partition table on the disk and makes any
data on the disk inaccessible. If the drive is used in an array, you may not be able
to use the array again.
Do not initialize a disk that is part of a boot array. To determine which disks are
associated with a particular array, Please refer to Viewing Array Properties.
To initialize drives:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access the Adaptec
RAID Configuration utility.
2. From the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility menu, select Array Configuration
Utility (as shown in the screen below).
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3. From the screen below, select Initialize Drives and press <Enter>.
4. From the "Select drives for initialization" list (on the left screen), select the disk
you wish to initialize and press Insert. The drive you've selected will appear on the
"Selected Drives" list as show below:
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5. Repeat Step 4 so that both drives to be initialized are selected and press <Enter>.
6. When the following message appears, make sure that you have selected the
correct drive for initialization and press <Y> to initialize the drive or press <N> to
quit.
Warning: Initialization will configure the drive(s) as simple volume disk(s). Do
you want to continue? (Yes/No):
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Rebuilding Arrays
*Note 1: Rebuilding applies to Fault Tolerant array (RAID 1) only.
If an array Build process (or initialization) is interrupted or critical with one member
missing, you must perform a Rebuild to get the array to Optimal status. For a critical array Rebuild operation, the optimal drive is the source drive.
*Note 2: If no spare array exists and a hard disk drive fails, you need to create a
spare before you can rebuild an array.
To Rebuild an array:
1 From the Main Menu, select Manage Arrays (as shown in the screen below).
From the List of Arrays, select the array you want to Rebuild.
2 Press Ctrl+R to Rebuild.
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Using the SerialSelect Utility to Configure SAS Settings
The SerialSelect Utility enables you to configure SAS disk drive settings.
To access the SAS utilities:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access the Adaptec
RAID Configuration Utility. (as shown in the screen below.)
2. Use the arrow keys to select "SerialSelect Utility" and press <Enter> to access
the Controller Configuration submenu:
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To Set Controller Configuration:
3. Select "Controller Configuration" and press <Enter> to access the submen as
shown below:
4. Use the arrow keys to select an item. Then, press <Enter> and the arrow keys to
configure the setting for the item selected.
5. To load the default settings, press <F6>.
(*Note: The default setting for each item is listed below:
Runtime BIOS: Enabled,
BBS Support: Device,
POST Banner Display: Enabled,
CTRL-A Message Display: Enabled,
Physical Drives Display during POST: Enabled,)
6. Press <Esc> to return to the previous menu and to exit the utility.
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To Set Physical Configuration:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access the Adaptec
RAID Configuration Utility.
2. Use the arrow keys to select "SerialSelect Utility" and press <Enter> to access
the Physical Configuration submenu as shown below:
3. Select "Physical Configuration" and press <Enter> to access SAS Device Configuration submenu as shown below:
4. Use the arrow keys to select an item. Then, press <Enter> and the arrow keys
to configure the item selected.
5. To load default settings, press <F6>.
6. Press <Esc> to return to the previous menu and to exit the utility.
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Using the Disk Utilities
The Disk Utilities enable you to format or verify the media of your Serial ATA hard
disks.
To access the disk utilities:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access the Adaptec
RAID Configuration Utility (as shown in the screen below.)
2. From the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility menu, select Disk Utilities from the
screen as shown above and press Enter.
3. When the submenu appears, select the desired disk and press Enter.
The following options are available:
1. Format Disk—Simulates a low-level format of the hard drive by writing zeros to
the entire disk. (*Note: Serial ATA drives are low-level formatted at the factory and
do not need to be low-level formatted again.)
(*Caution: Formatting disk erases all data on the drive. Be sure to back up your
data before performing this operation.)
2. Verify Disk Media—Scans the media of a disk drive for defects.
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To Exit Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility
1. Once you have completed RAID array configurations, press ESC to exit. The
following screen will appear.
2. Press Yes to exit the Utility.
(*For more information regarding Adaptec RAID Utility, please refer to
Adaptec's User's Guide in the CD included in your shipping package. You
can also download a copy of Adaptec User's Guide from our web site at:
www. supermicro.com.)
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a. Insert Supermicro's bootable CD that came with the package into the CD Drive
during the system reboot, and the screen:"Super Micro Driver Diskette Maker"
will appear.
b. From the list displayed on the screen, choose the item: "Intel 6300 ESB/ICH5R
Driver by 3rd Party (Adaptec)" or "SAS" and press <ENTER>.
c. From the next screen displayed, choose the OS driver you want to install and
press <Enter>.
d. Insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and press <Enter> as prompted.
e. Exit the program after the process is completed. Then, reboot the system.
f. Insert Microsoft Windows OS Setup CD in the CD Driver, and the system will
start to boot up from CD.
g. Press the <F6> key when the message-"Press F6 if you need to install a third
party SCSI or RAID driver" displays.
h. When the Windows OS Setup screen appears, press "S" to specify additional
device(s).
i. Insert the driver diskette-"Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA Raid Controller Driver"
into Drive A: and press the <Enter> key.
j. Choose Adaptec Embedded Host Serial ATA Raid Controller from the list indicated in the Windows OS Setup Screen, and press the <Enter> key.
k. Press the <Enter> key to continue the installation process. (If you need to
specify any additional devices to be installed, do it at this time.) Once all devices
are specified, press the <Enter> key to continue with the installation.
l. From the Windows OS Setup screen, press the <Enter> key. The OS Setup will
automatically load all device files, and, then, continue the Windows OS installation.
m. After Windows OS Installation is completed, the system will automatically
reboot.
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C-3 Installing Other Software Programs and Drivers
A. Installing Drivers other than Adaptec Embedded Serial
ATA RAID Controller Driver
After you've installed Windows Operating System, a screen as shown below will
appear. You are ready to install software programs and drivers that have not yet
been installed. To install these software programs and drivers, click the icons to
the right of these items.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
(*Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme files
for each item. Click the computer icons to the right of these items to install each
item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each item, you must
re-boot the system before moving on to the next item on the list. You should
install everything here except for the Supero Doctor utility, Intel LDCM and the
LAN/SCSI driver diskettes, which are optional. The bottom icon with a CD on it
allows you to view the entire contents of the CD. )
(*Please refer to the Adaptec User's Guide for the installation of Adaptec's
Serial ATA RAID Controller Driver. Adaptec's User's Guide is included in the
CD. You can also download a copy of the user's guide from our web site.)
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Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a Web base management tool that supports
remote management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools.
The local management is called SD III Client. The Supero Doctor III program
included on the CDROM that came with your motherboard allows you to monitor the environment and operations of your system. Supero Doctor III displays
crucial system information such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan
status. See the Figure below for a display of the Supero Doctor III interface.
Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-I (Health Information)
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Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-II (Remote Control)
(*Notes: 1. SD III Software Revision 1.0 can be downloaded from our
Web site at: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can
also download SDIII User's Guide at: http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/Manuals/SDIII/UserGuide.pdf. For Linux, we will still recommend
Supero Doctor II. 2. For detailed information on Adaptec's SCSI SATA
RAID Utility, please refer to the CDs that came with your motherboard.)
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