PDSMi+
USER’S MANUAL
Revision 1.1b
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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
PDSMi+ motherboard. The PDSMi+ supports a single Intel Quad Core/
Dual Core Xeon 3000 Series/Core 2 Duo/Pentium D (Dual-Core)/Pentium 4 Extreme
Edition/Pentium 4/Celeron D LGA (Land Grid Array) 775 Processors at system bus
speeds of 1066 MHz/800 MHz/533 MHz. The LGA 775 Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron D Processor is housed in a Flip-Chip Land Grid Array (FC-LGA4) package that
interfaces with the motherboard via an LGA775 socket. The PDSMi+ supports the
Intel Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology, the EM64T Technology, the Enhanced Intel
SpeedStep Technology (EIST) and the Matrix Storage Technology. Please refer to
the motherboard specifications pages on our web site (http://www.supermicro.com/
Products) for updates or visit Intel's web site for processor support. This product is
intended to be installed and serviced by a professional.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1 describes the features, specifications and performance of the PDSMi+
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 video, memory and system setup stored in CMOS..
Chapter 4 includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed information on
running the CMOS Setup utility.
Appendix A and Appendix B provide BIOS POST Messages and POST Codes
Appendix C, Appendix D and Appendix E list HostRAID Setup Guidelines and
other Software Driver and Program 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
s
system failure or to avoid bodily injury.
Warning: Important information given to ensure proper system installation or to prevent damage to the components.
*Note: Additional Information given 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
PDSMi+ Image .......................................................................... 1-3
PDSMi+ Layout........................................................................... 1-4
PDSMi+ Quick Reference ........................................................... 1-5
Motherboard Features .............................................................................. 1-6
The Intel 3000 Chipset: System Block Diagram ........................................ 1-8
1-2
Chipset Overview ........................................................................................... 1-9
1-3
PC Health Monitoring ................................................................................... 1-10
1-4
Power Configuration Settings ....................................................................... 1-10
1-5
ACPI Features ............................................................................................... 1-11
1-6
Power Supply...................................................................................................1-11
Chapter 2: Installation
2-1
Static-Sensitive Devices ................................................................................. 2-1
2-2
Processor and Heatsink Installation ............................................................... 2-2
2-3
Mounting the Motherboard in the Chassis ..................................................... 2-5
2-4
Installing DDR2 Memory ................................................................................ 2-6
2-5
Control Panel Connectors/IO Ports ................................................................ 2-8
A. Backplane Connectors/IO Ports ................................................................... 2-8
B. Front Control Panel ...................................................................................... 2-8
C. Front Control Panel Pin Definitions ............................................................. 2-9
NMI Button ............................................................................................... 2-9
PWR LED ................................................................................................. 2-9
HDD LED................................................................................................. 2-10
NIC1/NIC2 LED Indicators ..................................................................... 2-10
OH/Fan Fail LED ......................................................................................2-11
Reset Button............................................................................................ 2-11
PWR Button............................................................................................. 2-12
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2-6
Connecting Cables ....................................................................................... 2-13
ATX Power Connector .............................................................................. 2-13
Processor Power Connector .................................................................... 2-13
Serial Ports ............................................................................................... 2-14
Chassis Intrusion .................................................................................... 2-14
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ..................................................................... 2-15
GLAN Ports .............................................................................................. 2-15
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Ports ............................................ 2-16
Speaker Connector .................................................................................. 2-16
Fan Headers............................................................................................. 2-17
Wake-On-Ring ......................................................................................... 2-18
Wake-On-LAN .......................................................................................... 2-18
VGA Connector ........................................................................................ 2-19
Power LED ............................................................................................... 2-19
Power Fault .............................................................................................. 2-20
Alarm Reset.............................................................................................. 2-20
Compact Flash Card Power Connector ................................................... 2-21
2-7
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 2-22
Explanation of Jumpers ......................................................................... 2-22
GLAN Enable/Disable .............................................................................. 2-22
CMOS Clear ........................................................................................... 2-23
SMBus to PCI/PCI-Exp. Slots .................................................................. 2-23
Watch Dog Enable ................................................................................... 2-24
VGA Enable .............................................................................................. 2-24
Power Force-On Enable/Disable .............................................................. 2-25
Compact Flash Master/Slave Select ........................................................ 2-25
2-8
Onboard Indicators ....................................................................................... 2-26
GLAN LED Indicators ............................................................................... 2-26
Onboard Power LED ................................................................................ 2-27
POST Code LEDs .................................................................................... 2-27
2-9
Floppy Connector, Hard Drive, IPMI and Parallel Port Connections ........... 2-28
Floppy Connector .................................................................................... 2-28
IDE Connector ......................................................................................... 2-29
IPMI .......................................................................................................... 2-29
Parallel Port Connector ............................................................................ 2-30
Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
3-1
Troubleshooting Procedures ........................................................................... 3-1
Before Power On....................................................................................... 3-1
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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 ...................................................................................................... 4-20
4-7
Exit .................................................................................................................. 4-21
Appendices:
Appendix A: BIOS POST Messages .......................................................................... A-1
Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes ................................................................................ B-1
Appendix C: The Intel HostRAID Setup Guidelines ...................................................C-1
Appendix D: The Adaptec HostRAID Setup Guidelines.............................................D-1
Appendix E: Installing Other Software Programs and Drivers ................................... E-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. Super Micro boards are designed with the utmost attention to
detail to provide you with the highest standards in quality and performance.
Please check that the following items have all been included with your motherboard.
If anything listed here is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
All the following items are included in the retail box:
One (1) Super Micro Mainboard
One (1) IDE cable (CBL-036L-02)
One (1) floppy drive ribbon cable (CBL-022L)
Four (4) SATA cables (CBL-0044L) (*For retail only)
One (1) I/O shield (CSE-PT07L)
One (1) Super Micro CD containing drivers and utilities
One (1) User's/BIOS Manual
Optional items:
1U 64-bit Riser Card (CSE-RR1U-Xi)
1U PCI-Exp. Riser Card (CSE-RR1U-ELi)
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Contacting Super Micro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro 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:
Super Micro 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:
Super Micro, Taiwan
4F, No. 232-1 Liancheng Road
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei Hsien, 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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PDSMi+ Image
An Important Note to the User
•
All images and layouts shown in this manual were based upon the latest PCB
Revision available at the time of publishing. The motherboard you've received
may or may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.
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Motherboard Layout
(not drawn to scale)
JPW1
KB/MS
JPW2
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
8-pin PWR
J28
USB 1/2
J15
JPR1
PW3
Pentium Dual
COM1
Core CPU
LGA 775
J31
VGA
Intel 3000
North Bridge
J16
DIMM 1B
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
J42
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
JWD
JPF
LAN J P L 1
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
J9
JBT1
J45
USB3/4 USB5/6 J46
J 4 IDE
J3
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
SATA1
South Bridge
COM2
J27
SATA2
LE1
®
S I/O
ICH7R
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
JPL2
SUPER
BIOS
VGA
CTRL
J30
Battery
PXH-V
WOL
CTRL
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
SATA0
JS1
IDE (Primary)
Fan4
LAN
FP CTRL
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
JF1
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1A
JLED
GLAN1
Important Notes to the User
•
All images and 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.
•
See Chapter 2 for detailed information on jumpers, I/O ports and JF1 frontpanel
connections.
•
" " indicates the location of "Pin 1".
• When the LE1 LED is on, the 5V Standby PWR is on. Maker sure to disconnect
the power cable before installing or removing components.
•
J4 (the white slot) is reserved for Compact Flash Card only. Do not use it for
other devices. If J4 is populated with a Compact Flash Card, J3 (the blue slot)
will be available for one device only; if not, J3 can be used for multiple devices.
For JP3 to work properly, you need to connect the Compact Flash Card PWR
Cable to JWF1 first.
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PDSMi+ Quick Reference
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
JI2C1/JI2C2
CMOS Clear
I2C (SMB) Bus to PCI slots
See Section 2-7
(Open/Open: Disabled)
JP3
Compact Flash Master/Slave Select (Closed: Master)
JPF
Power Force-On
Open (Disabled)
JPG1
VGA Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1/JPL2
Giga-bit LAN 1/2 Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD
Connector
Watch Dog Enable
Description
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
24-PIn ATX (JPW1)
ATX 24-Pin Power Connector
8-Pin PWR (JPW2)
12V 8-pin Power Connector (Required)
Alarm Reset (JPR1)
Alarm Reset Enable
Buzzer
Internal Buzzer
Chassis Intrusion (JL1)
Chassis Intrusion Header
COM1(J31), COM2
COM Port 1 & COM 2 Header
Compact Flash PWR (JWF1) Compact Flash Power (*Note 1)
DIMM#1A,#2A,#1B,#2B
Memory (DIMM) Slots (1 through 4)
Fans 1-6
System Fan Headers (Fans 1-5), Fan6: CPU Fan
FP Control (JF1)
Front Panel Control Header (*Note 2)
Floppy Connector (J27)
Floppy Disk Connector
IDE-Primary (J3)
IDE Primary Slot (Blue) (*Note 1)
IDE-Compact Flash (J4)
Compact Flash Card (White) (*Note 1)
IPMI
IPMI 2.0 Socket
KB/MS(J28)
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Connector
LAN1/LAN2 (JLAN1/2)
Ethernet RJ45 (Gigabit LAN) Port1/Port2 Connectors
Printer (J30)
Parallel Port (Printer) Header
PWR LED (JLED)
Power LED
PWR Fault (PW3)
Power Supply Failure
SATA 0-3 (I-SATA 0-3)
4 Intel SATA Headers
Slot 1
PCI 32-bit/33 MHz (*3.3V only)
Slot 6+SXB-E1
PCI-X 133 MHz+PCI-Exp.x8 (Riser Card only)
Speaker (J9)
Speaker Connector(Pins3-4: Internal, Pins 1-4 External)
USB1/2 (J15)
Back Panel Universal Serial Bus Ports 1,2
USB3/4 (J45),USB5/6 (J46)
Front Panel Accessible USB headers 3,4,5,6
VGA (J16)
VGA Connector
WOL(WOL)
Wake On LAN header
WOR(JWOR)
Wake On Ring header
LED Indicator
Description (*See Chapter 2)
LE 1
Onboard Standby PWR warning LED Indicator
LE3/LE4
BIOS POST Code Indicators
*Note 1: See the last note on Page 1-4.
*Note 2: See Pg.2-7 for pin definitions
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Motherboard Features
CPU
•
Single Intel Xeon Quad Core/Dual Core 3000 Series/Core 2 Duo/Pentium D
(Dual-Core)/Pentium 4 Extreme Edition/Pentium 4/Celeron D LGA (Land Grid Array) 775 Processors at system bus speeds of 1066 MHz/800 MHz/533 MHz.
•
Hyper-Threading (HT), EM64T, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep (EIST) supported
Using the EM64T Feature
•
Use a processor that supports the EM64T Technology
•
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
•
Use a CPU that supports the Intel Hyper-Threading 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.)
OS Licensing Support
•
Intel Dual-Core CPU supports: Windows 2000 Professional, Windows
Advanced Server, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows
Server 2003 (Standard, Enterprise)
•
Intel Dual-Core CPU and Hyper-Threading Technology supports: Windows
2000 Advanced Server, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows
Server 2003 (Standard, Enterprise)
Memory
• Four DIMM slots support Dual/Single Channel DDR2 667/533/400 MHz up
to 8 GB of ECC/Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR2 SDRAM
Chipset
•
Intel 3000
•
Intel ICH7R
•
Intel PXH-V
Expansion Slots
•
One (1) PCI 32-Bit/33 MHz (Slot 1)
•
One (1) PCI-X 64-Bit 133 MHz slot (Slot 6) + (1) PCI-E x8 (both via Riser
Card) (Slot SXB-E1)
BIOS
•
8Mb Firmware Hub Phoenix BIOS
•
DMI 2.3, PCI 2.2, ACPI 1.0, Plug and Play (PnP), SMBIOS 2.3, Hardware
BIOS Virus Protection
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PC Health Monitoring
•
Onboard voltage monitors for CPU cores, Chipset Voltage, Memory Voltage,
1.8V, +3.3V, +5V, +5V Standby, +12V, and −12V
•
CPU 4-phase-switching voltage regulator
•
•
Status monitor for fan speed & System OH/Fan Fail LED/Control
Pulse Width Modulation Fan Control & Low noise fan speed control
•
Environmental temperature monitoring via BIOS, PWR-Up from AC PWR loss
•
SuperDoctor III, NMI
•
System Resource alert via SuperDoctor III
ACPI Features
•
Slow blinking LED for suspend state indicator
•
BIOS support for USB keyboard
•
Main switch override mechanism
•
External modem ring-on
Onboard I/O
•
1 ATA/100 EIDE Channel
•
Intel ICH7R SATA Controller, 4 connectors for 4 devices with support of RAID
functions 0, 1, 5 and 10
•
1 floppy port interface (up to 2.88 MB)
•
1 Fast UART 16550 compatible serial port and 1 header
•
Intel 82573V and 82573L PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controllers
•
PS/2 mouse and PS/2 keyboard ports
•
Up to 6 USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2 ports and 2 headers (4 ports)
•
VGA Connector
•
IPMI 2.0 Socket
•
Super I/O (Winbond 83627 HG) with hardware monitoring (W83793)
•
ATI ES1000 16MB
Temperature
•
Monitoring CPU, chassis environment
•
CPU Thermal Trip support
•
Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) (available if supported by the CPU)
Other
•
Wake-on-LAN (WOL)
•
Wake-on-Ring (WOR)
•
Onboard Standby PWR warning LED Indicator ("LE 1")
CD Utilities
•
Drivers and software for Intel's 3000 chipset utilities
Dimensions
• 9.6" (W) x 12" (L) (243.84 mmx 304.8 mm)
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VRM V10.1
LGA775_PROCESSOR
VRM 11.0
CK410 CLK
ADDR
CTRL
DATA
ADDR
CTRL
DATA
FSB: 1066/800/533MHz
DDR2
CH_A1-2
CH_B1-2
DDR2_667/533/400
PCIE_x8
Intel 3000
MCH
1x PCIX_64
SLOT
DMI
PRI_IDE
1x PCIE_x8
SLOT
PCI-X BUS
UDMA/100
PCIE_x4
PXH_V
CF_HEADER
PCIE_x1
ICH-7R
4 x SATA
PORTS
2XGb_LAN
S-ATA/300
PCI_32_BUS
ATI
ES1000
PCI_32_BUS
USB
LPC
USB 2.0/1.1
1x PCI_32
3.3V SLOT
PORT_0~5
W83627HG
FWH
LPC I/O
SMBUS I/F
KB.
MS.
FDD.
SER.1
SER.2
PRN.
W83793
H/W
MONITOR
The Intel 3000 Chipset:
System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram and may not exactly represent
the features on your motherboard. See the following pages for the
actual specifications of the motherboard.
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Chipset Overview
The Intel 3000 chipset, designed for use with the Quad Core/Dual Core Processor
in the 65mm/90nm Process in the LGA 775 Land Grid Array Package, is comprised
of two primary components: the Memory Controller Hub (MCH) and the I/O Controller Hub (ICH7R). In addition, Intel's PCI-X (PXH-V) is used for added functionality.
The PDSMi+ provides the performance and feature-set required for the high-end
UP Server market.
Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
The function of the MCH is to manage the data flow between four interfaces: CPU
interface, DDR2 System Memory Interface, PCI Express Interface, and Direct Media
Interface (DMI). The MCH is optimized for the 65mm/90nm LGA775 processors. It
supports one or two channels of DDR2 SDRAM.
The I/O Controller (ICH7R) provides the data buffering and interface arbitration
required for the system to operate efficiently. It also provides the bandwidth needed
for the system to maintain its peak performance. The Direct Media Interface (DMI)
provides the connection between the MCH and the ICH7R. The ICH7R supports
up to six PCI-Express slots, four Serial ATA ports, six USB 2.0 ports and two IDE
devices. In addition, the ICH7R offers the Intel Matrix Storage Technology which
provides various RAID options for data protection and rapid data access. It also
supports the next generation of client management through the use of PROActive
technology in conjunction with Intel's next generation Gigabit Ethernet controller.
Intel ICH7R System Features
The I/O Controller Hub provides the I/O subsystem with access to the rest of the
system. Functions and capabilities include:
*Advanced Configuration and Power Interface, Version 2.0 (ACPI)
*Intel I/O External Design Specification (EDS)
*Intel's 3000 Memory Controller Hub (MCH) External Design Specification (EDS)
*Intel I/O Controller Hub 7 (ICH7R) Thermal Design Guideline
*Intel 82573 Platform LAN Connect (PLC) PCI Design
*Low Pin Count (LPC) Interface
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1-3 PC Health Monitoring
This section describes the PC health monitoring features of the PDSMi+. The
motherboard has an onboard System Hardware Monitor chip that supports PC
health monitoring.
Onboard Voltage Monitors for the CPU Cores, Chipset Voltage,
Memory Voltage , +1.8V, +3.3V, +5V, +5V Standby, +12V, and −12V
(via SuperO Doctor III)
The onboard voltage monitor will scan these voltages continuously. Once a
voltage becomes unstable, it will give a warning or send an error message to
the screen. Users can adjust the voltage thresholds to define the sensitivity of
the voltage monitor.
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Speed Control
The PC health monitor can check the RPM status of the cooling fans. The onboard
fans are controlled by Thermal Management via BIOS.
CPU Overheat/Fan Fail 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 reaches the threshold, the CPU thermal trip feature will be activated
and it will send a signal to the Speaker LED and, at the same time, the CPU speed
will be decreased. It will also activate the alarm if a fan failure occurs.
1-4 Power Configuration Settings
This section describes features of your motherboard that deal with power and
power settings.
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.
BIOS Support for USB Keyboard
If the USB keyboard is the only keyboard in the system, it will function like a normal
keyboard during system boot-up.
Main Switch Override Mechanism
When an ATX power supply is used, the power button can function as a system
suspend button. When the user presses the power button, the system will enter
a SoftOff state. The monitor will be suspended and the hard drive will spin down.
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Pressing 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 press and hold the power button for 4 seconds. The power will turn off
and no power will be provided to the motherboard.
Wake 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.
Wake-On-LAN (WOL)
Wake-On-LAN is defined as the ability of a management application to remotely
power up a computer that is powered off. Remote PC setup, up-dates and asset
tracking can occur after hours and on weekends so that daily LAN traffic is kept
to a minimum and users are not interrupted. The motherboard has a 3-pin header
(WOL) to connect to the 3-pin header on a Network Interface Card (NIC) that has
WOL capability. In addition, an onboard LAN controller can also support WOL
without any connection to the WOL header. The 3-pin WOL header is to be used
with a LAN add-on card only.
*Note: Wake-On-LAN requires an ATX 2.01 (or above) compliant power supply.
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 both Windows and Linux Operating Systems.
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1-6 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 of 1 GHz and faster.
The
PDSMi+ accommodates 12V ATX power supplies. Although most
power supplies generally meet the specifications required by the CPU, some are
inadequate. A 2 amps of current supply on a 5V Standby rail is strongly recommended.
The PDSMi+ accommodates ATX power supplies. It is strongly recommended that
you use a high quality power supply that meets ATX power supply Specification
2.02 or above. You should use one that will supply at least 350W of power. Also
your power supply must supply 1.5A for the Ethernet ports. 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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Chapter 2
Installation
2-1
Electro-Static Sensitive Devices
Electro-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. Do not install the onboard
upside down battery 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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Processor and Heatsink Installation
!
When handling the processor package, avoid placing
direct pressure on the label area of the fan.
(*Notes: 1. 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 heatsink.
2. Intel's boxed Pentium 4 CPU package contains the CPU fan and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use only Intel-certified
multi-directional heatsink and fan.
3. The Intel Pentium 4 LGA 775 heatsink and fan comes with a push-pin design
and no tool is needed for installation.
4. Make sure to install the motherboard into the chassis before you install the CPU
heatsink and fan.)
5. When purchasing an LGA 775 CPU or when receiving a motherboard with an LGA
775 CPU pre-installed, make sure that the CPU plastic cap is in place and none of
the CPU pins are bent; otherwise, contact the retailer immediately.
6. Refer to the MB Features Section for more details on CPU support.
Installation of the LGA775 Processor
Socket Lever
Load Plate
1. Press the socket lever to release
the load plate, which covers the CPU
socket, from its locking position.
2. Gently lift the socket lever to open
the load plate.
Load Plate
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North Key
3. Locate Pin 1 on the CPU socket. (*Note:
Pin 1 is the corner marked with a triangle).
Please note that the North Key and the
South Key are located vertically in the
CPU housing.
4. Position the motherboard in such a way
Pin 1
that Pin 1 of the CPU socket is located at
the left bottom of the CPU housing.
South Key
North Center Edge
5. Use your thumb and your index finger to
hold the CPU at the North Center Edge and
the South Center Edge of the CPU.
6. Align Pin 1 of the CPU with Pin 1 of the
socket. Once aligned, carefully lower the
CPU straight down to the socket. (**Do not
drop the CPU on the socket. Do not move
South Center Edge
the CPU horizontally or vertically. Do not
rub the CPU against the surface or against
any pins of the socket to avoid damage to
the CPU or the socket.)
Socket Lever
7. With the CPU inside the socket, inspect
the four corners of the CPU to make sure
that the CPU is properly installed.
8. Use your thumb to gently push the lever
down and lock it in the hook.
9. If the CPU is properly installed into the
socket, the plastic cap will be automatically
released from the load plate when the lever
is pushed into the hook. Remove the plastic
cap from the motherboard.
!
(*Warning: Please keep the plasticcap. The motherboard and the CPU
must be shipped with the plastic cap
properly installed to protect the CPU
pins. Shipment without the CPU plastic cap properly installed will void the
warranty.)
Plastic cap is released
from the load plate if
CPU properly installed.
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Installation of the Heatsink
1. Locate the CPU Fan on the motherboard. (Refer to the layout on the right
for the CPU Fan location.)
2. Position the heatsink in such a way
that the heatsink fan wires are closest
to the CPU fan and are not interfered
with other components.
3. Inspect the CPU Fan wires to make
sure that the wires are routed through
the bottom of the heatsink.
4. Remove the thin layer of the protective film from the copper core of the
Thermal Grease
heatsink.
(*Warning: CPU overheat may occur if
the protective film is not removed from
the heatsink.)
CPU
5. Apply the proper amount of thermal
grease on the CPU. (*Note: if your
heatsink came with a thermal pad,
Fan Wires
please ignore this step.)
6. If necessary, rearrange the wires
Heatsink Fins
to make sure that the wires are not
pinched between the heatsink and the
CPU. Also make sure to keep clearance between the fan wires and the
fins of the heatsink.
Heatsink
Fastener
7. Align the four heatsink fasteners
with the mounting holes on the mother-
#1
#3
#4
#2
board. Gently push the pairs of diagonal fasteners (#1 & #2, and #3 & #4)
into the mounting holes until you hear a
click. (*Note: Make sure to orient each
fastener in a way that the narrow end of
the groove is pointing outward.)
Narrow end of the groove
points outward
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8. Repeat Step 6 to insert all four heatsink
fasteners into the mounting holes.
9. Once all four fasteners are securely inserted into the mounting holes and the heatsink
is properly installed on the motherboard,
connect the heatsink fan wires to the CPU
Fan connector.
Heatsink Removal
1. Unplug the power cord from the power
supply.
2. Disconnect the heatsink fan wires from the
CPU fan header.
3. Use your finger tips to gently press on the
fastener cap and turn it counterclockwise to
make a 1/4 (900) turn, and then pull the fastener upward to loosen it.
4. Repeat Step 3 to loosen all fasteners from
the mounting holes.
5. With all fasteners loosened, remove the
heatsink from the CPU.
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Mounting the Motherboard in the Chassis
All motherboards have standard mounting holes to fit different types of chassis.
Make sure the locations of all the mounting holes for both the motherboard and
the chassis match. Although a chassis may have both plastic and metal mounting
fasteners, metal ones are highly recommended because they ground the motherboard to the chassis. 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 near to the mounting holes. Please take all
necessary precautionary measures to prevent damage done to these components
when installing the motherboard into the chassis.)
Caution: To avoid damaging the motherboard and its components, please
do not use a force greater than 8 lb/inch on each mounting screw during
motherboard installation.
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Installing DDR2 Memory
Memory Module Installation
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing memory modules
to prevent any possible damage.
1.
Insert each DDR2 memory module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the
notch along the bottom of the module to prevent inserting the module incorrectly. (See support information below.)
2.
Gently press down on the memory module until it snaps into place.
Support
The PDSMi+ supports Dual channel, ECC/Non-ECC unbuffered DDR2
667/533/400 SDRAM. Both interleaved and non-interleaved memory are
supported, so you may populate any number of DIMM slots. (Populating
DIMM#1A,DIMM#2A, and/or DIMM#1B, DIMM#2B with memory modules
of the same size and of the same type will result in dual channel, two-way
interleaved memory which is faster than the single channel, non-interleaved
memory. When ECC memory is used, it may take 25-40 seconds for the VGA
to display.)
*Notes:
1. Due to chipset limitation, 8GB Memory can only be supported by the following
operating systems: 32-Bit: Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows Server
2003 Enterprise Edition; 64-Bit: Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition,
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64
Edition.
2. You may install a maximum of 2GB DIMMs on each slot; however, only DDR2
533 MHz 2GB density modules are available for this configuration.
3. Some old-version of DDR2-667 may not match Intel's On-Die-Temperature requirement and will automatically be down-graded to run @ 533 MHz, If this
occurs, contact your memory vendor to check the ODT value.
4. Due to memory allocation to system devices, memory remaining available for
operational use will be reduced when 4 GB of RAM is used. The reduction in
memory availability is disproportional. (Refer to the following Memory Availability Table for details.) For Microsoft Windows users: Microsoft implemented
a design change in Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows
Vista. This change is specific to the Physical Address Extension (PAE) mode
behavior which improves driver compatibility. For more information, please read
the following article at Microsoft’s Knowledge Base website at: http://support.
microsoft.com/kb/888137.
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Possible System Memory Allocation & Availability
System Device
Size
Physical
Memory
Remaining (-Available)
(4 GB Total System Memory)
Firmware Hub flash memory (System
BIOS)
1 MB
3.99
Local APIC
4 KB
3.99
Area Reserved for the chipset
2 MB
3.99
I/O APIC (4 Kbytes)
4 KB
3.99
PCI Enumeration Area 1
256 MB
3.76
PCI Express (256 MB)
256 MB
3.51
PCI Enumeration Area 2 (if needed)
-Aligned on 256-MB boundary-
512 MB
3.01
VGA Memory
16 MB
2.85
TSEG
1 MB
2.84
Memory available to OS and other applications
2.84
Installing DIMM into Slot
DDR2
To Install:
Insert module vertically and press down
until it snaps into
place. Pay attention
to the notch.
To Remove:
Use your thumbs to gently
push each release tab
outward to release the DIMM
from the slot.
Top View Of DDR2 Slot
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Control Panel Connectors/IO Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. Below
are the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
A. Back Panel Connectors/IO Ports
I/O Port Locations and Definitions
2
4
PDSMi+
5
3
1
6
7
8
SUPER
®
Back Panel Connectors
1. Keyboard (Purple)
2. PS/2 Mouse (Green)
3/4. Back Panel USB Port 1/2
5. COM Port 1 (Turquoise)
6. VGA Port (Blue)
7/8. Gigabit LAN 1/2
(*See Section 2-5 for details.)
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 Super Micro server chassis. Refer to the following section
for descriptions and pin definitions.
JF1 Header Pins
20
19
Ground
NMI
SUPER
®
PDSMi+
X
X
Power LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
Vcc
X
Ground
Ground
2
2-8
1
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
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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
of JF1. Refer to the table on the right
20
Ground
for pin definitions.
Power LED
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power LED connection is located
Pin#
Definition
on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the
15
+5V
table on the right for pin definitions.
16
Ground
A. NMI
B. PWR LED
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
PW3
Core CPU
COM1
20
JPR1
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
19
Ground
NMI
A
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
X
North Bridge
X
B Power LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
DIMM 2
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
BIOS
LE3
LE4
S I/O
Printer
HDD LED
Vcc
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
SATA1
J9
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Vcc
X
Ground
SATA2
South Bridge
COM2
Floppy
ICH7R
LE1
JPG1
Slot1
Vcc
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
VGA
JPL2
OH/Fan Fail LED
JWD
JPF
PXH-V
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
WOL
LAN
DIMM 1A
IDE (Primary)
Ground
SATA0
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
JLED
GLAN1
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HDD LED
The HDD LED connection is located
HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
on pins 13 and 14 of JF1. Attach the
hard drive LED cable here to display
Pin#
Definition
disk activity (including Serial ATA and
13
+5V
IDE drive activities). See the table on
14
HD Active
the right for pin definitions.
NIC1/NIC2 LED Indicators
The NIC (Network Interface Controller) LED connections for the GLAN
GLAN1/2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
port1 is located on pins 11 and 12 of
Pin#
JF1, and for the GLAN port2 is located
on pins 9 and 10 of JF1. Attach the
NIC LED cables to display network
Definition
9/11
Vcc
10/12
Ground
activity. Refer to the tables on the right
for pin definitions.
A. HDD LED
B. GLAN1 LED
C. GLAN2 LED
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
JPR1
Core CPU
COM1
20
PW3
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
LGA 775
19
Ground
NMI
VGA
Intel 3000
X
North Bridge
GLAN1
LAN
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JWD
JPF
PXH-V
BIOS
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
COM2
PCI 32 Bit/33
Floppy
NIC2 LED
Vcc
B NIC1 LED
Vcc
C Fail LED
OH/Fan
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
Vcc
X
SATA1
South Bridge
Ground
J9
JBT1
MHz
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
A
SATA2
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
IDE (Primary)
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
SATA0
Fan4
S I/O
ICH7R
LE1
JPL2
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
®
Battery
VGA
CTRL
SUPER
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
LAN J P L 1
Vcc
Power LED
JLED
DIMM 2
FP CTRL
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
WOL
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1A
X
Ground
2
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Overheat/FanFail LED
OH/Fan Fail Indicator
Status
Connect an LED cable to the OH/
Fan Fail connection on pins 7 and 8
State
of JF1 to provide advanced warnings
Off
of chassis overheating or system fan
failure. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Definition
Pin#
Definition
Normal
7
Vcc
On
Overheat
8
Ground
Flashing
Fan Fail
Reset Button
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Reset Button connection is located on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach
Pin#
Definition
it to the hardware reset switch on the
3
Reset
computer case. Refer to the table on
4
Ground
the right for pin definitions.
A. OH/Fan Fail LED
B. Reset LED
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
JPR1
Core CPU
COM1
20
PW3
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
19
Ground
LGA 775
NMI
Intel 3000
VGA
X
LAN
DIMM 1B
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8
CTRL
DIMM 4
Slot6
PCI-X 133 MHz
JWD
JPF
BIOS
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
Floppy
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
Vcc
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
B
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
J9
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
IDE (Primary)
SATA0
Fan4
Printer
NIC2 LED
X
SATA1
South Bridge
COM2
Vcc
SATA2
LE1
JPG1
Slot1
ICH7R
JP3
IPMI
JPL2
Power LED
OH/Fan Fail LED
A
Battery
PXH-V
VGA
CTRL
PDSMi+
Fan2
Fan3
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
LAN J P L 1
®
FP CTRL
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
WOL
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1A
JLED
GLAN1
SUPER
X
North Bridge
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Power Button
The Power Button connection is
located on pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily contacting both pins will
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
power on/off the system. This button
can also be configured to function as
Pin#
Definition
a suspend button (with a setting in
1
Signal
the BIOS - see Chapter 4). To turn
2
+3V Standby
off the power when set to suspend
mode, press the button for at least
4 seconds. Refer to the table on the
right for pin definitions.
A. PWR Button
B. COM1
C. COM2
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
JPR1
PW3
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
COM1
Core CPU
20
19
Ground
LGA 775
NMI
Intel 3000
VGA
X
GLAN1
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
PCI-X 133 MHz
Battery
PXH-V
BIOS
LE3
LE4
Printer
COM2
PCI 32 Bit/33
Floppy
ICH7R
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
Vcc
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
A
J9
JBT1
MHz
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
LE1
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
NIC2 LED
X
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
JPL2
Vcc
JWD
JPF
VGA
CTRL
PDSMi+
Fan2
Fan3
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
LAN J P L 1
®
JLED
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
FP CTRL
DIMM 2
DIMM 3
WOL
LAN
DIMM 1B
IDE (Primary)
SATA0
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
Power LED
DIMM 1
DIMM 1A
SUPER
X
North Bridge
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Connecting Cables
ATX Power 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions (PW1)
ATX Power Connector
Pin#
Definition
Pin #
Definition
The main power supply connector
13
+3.3V
1
+3.3V
(JPW1) on the PDSMi+ meets the SSI
14
-12V
2
+3.3V
(Superset ATX) specification. You can
15
COM
3
COM
only use a 24-pin power supply cable
16
PS_ON
4
+5V
on the motherboard. Make sure that
17
COM
5
COM
the orientation of the connector is
18
COM
6
+5V
correct. You must also use the 8-pin
19
COM
7
COM
(JPW2) processor power connector
20
Res (NC)
8
PWR_OK
for adequate power supply to the
21
+5V
9
5VSB
system (*See below.) See the table
22
+5V
10
+12V
on the right for pin definitions.
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
COM
12
+3.3V
Processor Power Connector
Secondary Power
Connector
Pin Definitions (PW2)
In addition to the Primary ATX power
connector (above), the 12V 8-pin
Pins
Processor power connector at JPW2
must also be connected to your power
supply to provide adequate power
Definition
1 through 4
Ground
5 through 8
+12V
supply to the system.
A
B
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
JPR1
PW3
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
COM1
Core CPU
A. 24-Pin ATX PWR
LGA 775
Intel 3000
VGA
B. 8-Pin 12V PWR
North Bridge
DIMM 2
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JWD
JPF
BIOS
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
COM2
J9
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
ICH7R
LE1
JPL2
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
PXH-V
VGA
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
WOL
LAN
DIMM 1A
IDE (Primary)
SATA0
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
JLED
GLAN1
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Serial Ports
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1/COM2)
Two serial headers: COM1 (J31),
Pin #
COM2 are included on the motherboard. COM1 (J31) is a port located
next to VGA port. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
CD
6
DSR
2
RD
7
RTS
3
TD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
NC
Note: Pin 10 is included on the header but not on
the port. NC indicates no connection.
Chassis Intrusion
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
A Chassis Intrusion header is located
at JL1. Attach the appropriate cable to
inform you of a chassis intrusion.
Pin#
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
JPR1
PW3
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
COM1
Core CPU
A
B. COM2
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
C. Chassis Intrusion
North Bridge
DIMM 2
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
JWD
JPF
LAN J P L 1
BIOS
B
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
COM2
LE3
LE4
ICH7R
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
J9
JBT1
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
Floppy
(*Compact Flash Card only)
LE1
JPL2
JWOR
C JL1 JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
®
Battery
PXH-V
VGA
CTRL
SUPER
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
WOL
CTRL
FP CTRL
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
IDE (Primary)
SATA0
Fan4
Fan5
LAN
DIMM 1A
JLED
GLAN1
GLAN2
A. COM1
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Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Back Panel USB
(USB 1/2)
There are two Universal Serial Bus
Pin#
Definitions
ports (USB 1/2) are located at (J15)
1
+5V
on the I/O back panel. Additional four
2
PO-
USB ports (USB 3/4, USB 5/6) located
3
PO+
are at J45 and J46 on the mother-
4
Ground
board. These ports can be used to
5
N/A
provide front side chassis access
Front Panel USB
Pin Definitions (USB 3/4/5/6)
(cables not included). See the tables
USB 3/5
Pin #
Definition
on the right for pin definitions.
USB 4/6
Pin #
Definition
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
5
Key
5
No connection
GLAN (Giga-bit Ethernet
Ports)
Two G-bit Ethernet ports (GLAN) are
located next to the VGA port on the IO
backplane. These ports accept RJ45
type cables.
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
A
JPR1
Pentium Dual
PW3
USB 1/2
COM1
Core CPU
B. GLAN1
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
C. GLAN2
D. FP USB3/4
North Bridge
B
E. FP USB5/6
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JI C1
JI C2
JWD
JPF
PXH-V
BIOS
JPL2
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
COM2
J9
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
ICH7R
D EJBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
VGA
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
2
2
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2
DIMM 3
WOL
LAN
DIMM 1B
SATA0
IDE (Primary)
2-15
Fan4
C
Fan5
GLAN2
JLED
DIMM 1
DIMM 1A
LE1
GLAN1
A. USB 1/2
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ATX PS/2 Keyboard and
PS/2 Mouse Ports
PS/2 Keyboard and
Mouse Port Pin
Definitions
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and PS/2
mouse are located next to the Back
Panel USB ports on the motherboard.
See the table at right for pin definitions. (Note: NC=No connection.)
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
NC
3
Ground
4
VCC
5
Clock
6
NC
Speaker Connector
Speaker Connector (J9)
The speaker connector, located at
J9, allows you to choose using the
Pin Setting
internal or external speaker. For the
Pins 3-4
Internal Speaker
internal speaker, short pins 3 and 4.
Pins 1-4
External Speaker
Definition
To use an external speaker, place the
speaker cable header on all four pins.
See the table on the right.
Fan1
A
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
8-pin PWR
JPR1
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
PW3
KB/MS
COM1
Core CPU
LGA 775
A. KB/Mouse
Intel 3000
VGA
B. Speaker Connector
North Bridge
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JWD
JPF
PXH-V
BIOS
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
B LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
COM2
PCI 32 Bit/33
Floppy
ICH7R
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
J9
JBT1
MHz
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
LE1
JPL2
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
VGA
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2
WOL
LAN
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
SATA0
IDE (Primary)
2-16
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1A
JLED
GLAN1
Chapter 2: Installation
Fan Headers
The PDSMi+ has six fan connectors (Fan1
to Fan6). Fan6 is designated as the CPU
Cooling Fan. (*Note: all these fans are
4-pin fans. However, Pins 1-3 of the fan
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
(Fan1-5)
headers are backward compatible with the
traditional 3-pin fans.) See the table on the
right for pin definitions. (*The onboard fan
Pin#
Definition
speeds are controlled by the Fan Speed
1
Ground (Black)
Mode (Thermal Management) in the BIOS
2
+12V (Red)
Hardware Monitoring Section. When us-
3
Tachometer
ing Thermal Management settings, please
4
PWM_Control
use all 3-pin fans or all 4-pin fans on the
motherboard. Please do not use 3-pin
fans and 4-pin fans on the same board.
The default setting is "Disabled" which
will allow the onboard fans to run at full
speed.)
A
D
F
A. Fan 1
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
C. Fan 3
PW3
Core CPU
COM1
B. Fan 2
JPR1
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
D. Fan 4
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
E. Fan 5
F. Fan 6 (CPU Fan)
North Bridge
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JWD
JPF
BIOS
VGA
JPL2
LE3
LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
C
SATA2
SATA1
J9
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
ICH7R
South Bridge
COM2
B
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
2-17
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
PXH-V
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
WOL
LAN
DIMM 2
IDE (Primary)
SATA0
Fan4
E
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
LE1
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1A
JLED
GLAN1
D
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Wake-On-Ring
Wake-On-Ring
Pin Definitions
(JWOR)
The Wake-On-Ring header (JWOR)
is located close to the ICH7 (South
Bridge). This function allows your
Pin#
Definition
computer to be awakened by an
1
Ground (Black)
incoming call to the modem when in
2
Wake-up
suspend state. See the table on the
right for pin definitions. You must have
a Wake-On-Ring card and a cable to
use this feature.
Wake-On-LAN
The Wake-On-LAN (WOL) header
Wake-On-LAN
Pin Definitions
(JWOL)
is located close to the SATA#0 port.
See the table on the right for pin
Pin#
Definition
definitions. You must enable the LAN
1
+5V Standby
Wake-Up function in the BIOS and
2
Ground
also have a LAN card with a Wake-
3
Wake-up
on-LAN connector and a cable to use
this feature.
A. WOR
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
PW3
Core CPU
COM1
B. WOL
JPR1
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
North Bridge
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JI C1
JI C2
JWD
JPF
BIOS
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
SATA2
South Bridge
COM2
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
SATA1
A
J9
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
ICH7R
LE1
JPL2
JWOR
JWF1
JL1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
PXH-V
VGA
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
2
2
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2
WOL
LAN
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
IDE (Primary)
2-18
SATA0
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1A
JLED
GLAN1
B
Chapter 2: Installation
VGA Connector
A VGA connector (J16) is located next
to COM1 Port on the IO backplane.
Refer to the board layout below for
the location.
Power LED
PWR LED
Pin Definitions
The Power LED connector is designated JLED. This connection is used
to provide LED Indication of power
supplied to the system. See the table
on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
2
Key
3
Ground
A. VGA
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
PW3
Core CPU
COM1
B. PWR LED
JPR1
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
A
North Bridge
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JWD
JPF
PXH-V
BIOS
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
COM2
J9
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
ICH7R
LE1
JPL2
JWOR
JWF1
JL1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
VGA
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2
WOL
LAN
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
IDE (Primary)
2-19
SATA0
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1A
JLED
GLAN1
B
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Power Fault (PWR Supply
Failure)
PWR Supply Fail LED
Pin Definitions
Connect a cable from your power
supply to the Power Fail (PSF) header
(PW3) to provide a warning of power
supply failure. This warning signal is
passed through the PWR_LED pin
to indicate of a power failure on the
Pin#
Definition
1
PWR 1: Fail
2
PWR 2: Fail
3
PWR 3: Fail
4
Signal: Alarm Reset
chassis. See the table on the right
Note: This feature is only available when using
for pin definitions.
Super Micro redundant power supplies.
Alarm Reset
Alarm Reset
If three power supplies are installed
and Alarm Reset (JPAR1) is enabled,
Pin Setting
the system will notify you when any of
Pin 1
Ground
the three power modules fails. Con-
Pin 2
+5V
Definition
nect JPAR1 to a micro-switch to turn
off the alarm that is activated when a
power module fails. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
A. Power Fault
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
JPR1
PW3
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
COM1
Core CPU
A
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
North Bridge
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JWD
JPF
BIOS
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
COM2
J9
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
ICH7R
LE1
JPL2
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
PXH-V
VGA
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
WOL
LAN
DIMM 2
SATA0
IDE (Primary)
2-20
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
JLED
GLAN1
DIMM 1A
B
B. Alarm Reset
Chapter 2: Installation
Compact Flash Card PWR
Connector
Compact Flash Card PWR
Connector
Jumper Definition
A Compact Flash Card Power
Connector is located at JWF1. Please
connect the Compact Flash Card
power cable to JWF1 and enable
On
Compact Flash
Power On
Off
Compact Flash
Power Off
Compact Flash Card Jumper located
at JP3 before using Compact Flash
Card. Refer to the board layout below
for the location.
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
JPR1
PW3
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
COM1
Core CPU
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
North Bridge
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JWD
JPF
BIOS
VGA
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
COM2
J9
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
ICH7R
LE1
JPL2
JWOR
JL1
A
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
PXH-V
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2
WOL
LAN
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
SATA0
IDE (Primary)
2-21
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1A
JLED
GLAN1
A. Compact Flash Card
Power
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Jumper Settings
Explanation of
Jumpers
To modify the operation of the
motherboard, jumpers can be used
to choose between optional settings.
Jumpers create shorts between two
pins to change the function of the
connector. Pin 1 is identified with
a square solder pad on the printed
circuit 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 1/2 Enable
Jumper Settings
JPL1 enables or disable GLAN 1 Port,
and JPL2 enables or disable GLAN
Jumper Setting
2 Port on the motherboard. See the
1-2
Enabled
table on the right for jumper settings.
2-3
Disabled
Definition
The default setting is enabled.
A. GLAN1 Enable
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
JPR1
PW3
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
COM1
Core CPU
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
North Bridge
DIMM 2
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JI C1
JI C2
JWD
JPF
LAN J P L 1
PXH-V
BIOS
B
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
COM2
PCI 32 Bit/33
Floppy
ICH7R
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
J9
JBT1
MHz
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
LE1
JPL2
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
VGA
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
2
2
A
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
WOL
LAN
DIMM 1A
SATA0
IDE (Primary)
2-22
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
JLED
GLAN1
B. GLAN2 Enable
Chapter 2: Installation
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS. Instead
of pins, this "jumper" consists of contact
pads to prevent 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
Note: For an ATX power
CMOS.
supply, you must completely shut down
the system, remove the AC power cord
and then short JBT1 to clear CMOS. Do
not use the PW_ON connector to clear
CMOS.
SMBus to PCI/PCI-Exp. Slots
SMBus to PCI/PCI/Exp
Jumper Settings
Jumpers JI2C1, JI2C2 allow you to connect PCIX/PCI-E slots to the System
Jumper Setting
Definition
Management Bus. The default setting is
Closed
Enabled
"Open" to disable the connection. See the
Open
Disabled (*Default)
table on the right for jumper settings.
A. Clear CMOS
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
JPR1
USB 1/2
PW3
Pentium Dual
COM1
Core CPU
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
North Bridge
B
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
JI C1
JI C2
JWD
JPF
LAN J P L 1
BIOS
JPL2
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
COM2
J9
A
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
ICH7R
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
PXH-V
VGA
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
2
2
C
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
LE1
CTRL
DIMM 2
WOL
LAN
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
IDE (Primary)
2-23
SATA0
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1A
JLED
GLAN1
2
B. JI C1
2
C. JI C2
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Watch Dog Enable
JWD controls Watch Dog, a system
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings (JWD)
monitor that takes actions when a
software application hangs. Close Pins
Jumper Setting
1-2 allows WD to reset the system if
Pins 1-2
Reset
a program hangs. Close Pins 2-3 to
Pins 2-3
NMI
generate a non-maskable interrupt for
Open
Disabled
Definition
the program that hangs. (This function
requires software support.). Watch Dog
must also be enabled in BIOS.
VGA Enable/Disable
VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
JPG1 enables or disables the VGA
Jumper Setting
Connector on the motherboard. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
The default setting is enabled.
A. Watch Dog Enable
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
JPR1
PW3
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
COM1
Core CPU
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
North Bridge
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JI C1
JI C2
JWD
JPF
BIOS
VGA
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
B
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
COM2
J9
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
ICH7R
LE1
JPL2
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
A
Battery
PXH-V
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
2
2
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2
WOL
LAN
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
IDE (Primary)
2-24
SATA0
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1A
JLED
GLAN1
B. VGA Enable
Chapter 2: Installation
Power Force On Enable/
Disable
Power Force On
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPF)
Jumper JPF allows you to enable or
disable the function of Power Force
On. If enabled, the power will always
Jumper Setting
Open
Normal
stay on automatically. If this function is
Closed
Force On
Definition
disabled (the normal setting), the user
needs to press the power button to
power on the system.
Compact Flash Master/Slave
Select
A Compact Flash Master (Primary)/
Compact Flash Card Master/
Slave Select
Slave (Secondary) Select Jumper is
located at JP3. Close this jumper to
Jumper Definition
enable Compact Flash Card. For the
Compact Flash Card to work properly,
Open
Slave (Secondary)
Closed
Master (Primary)
you will need to connect the Compact
Flash Card power cable to JWF1 and
close this jumper to enable it first.
Refer to the board layout below for the
location.
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
JPR1
PW3
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
COM1
Core CPU
B. Compact Flash Master/
LGA 775
Slave Select
VGA
Intel 3000
North Bridge
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JI C1
JI C2
JWD
JPF
A
BIOS
VGA
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
COM2
B
J9
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
ICH7R
LE1
JPL2
JWOR
JWF1
JL1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
PXH-V
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
2
2
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
WOL
LAN
DIMM 2
IDE (Primary)
2-25
SATA0
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
JLED
GLAN1
DIMM 1A
A. PWR Force-On
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2-8
Onboard Indicators
Link (Am-
Activity
ber, Off,
(Yellow)
Green)
GLAN LEDs
Rear View
(When viewing from the rear side of
the chassis)
There are two GLAN ports on the motherboard. Each Gigabit Ethernet LAN port has
GLAN Right LED
Activity Indicator
two LEDs. The yellow LED indicates activity;
while the other LED may be green, amber
LED Color
Definition
or off to indicate the speed of the connec-
Yellow
Flashing: LAN Port Active
tion. See the table at right for the functions
associated with the second LED.
GLAN Left LED
Connection Speed Indicator
LED Color
Definition
Off
10Mbps or No Connection
Green
100 Mbps
Amber
1 Gbps
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
JPR1
COM1
Core CPU
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
North Bridge
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JWD
JPF
PXH-V
BIOS
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
COM2
J9
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
ICH7R
LE1
JPL2
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
VGA
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2
WOL
LAN
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
IDE (Primary)
2-26
SATA0
Fan4
B
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1A
JLED
A
GLAN1
A. GLAN1 Port
B. GLAN2 Port
PW3
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
Chapter 2: Installation
Onboard Power LED
There is an Onboard Power LED (LE1)
Onboard PWR LED Indicator (LE1)
located on the motherboard. When LE1 is
off, the system is off. When the green light
LED Color
Definition
is on, the system is on. When the yellow
Off
System Off
light is on, the system is off, but the AC
Green
System On
power cable is still connected. Make sure
Yellow
System off, PWR Cable
Connected
to disconnect the power cable before removing or installing components. See the
layout below for the LED location.
POST Code LEDs
POST LED Indicators (LE3/LE4)
There are two POST (Power-On Self
Test) Code LEDs (LE3, LE4) located on
LE3
LE4
the motherboard. The green LED is LE3,
Green
Yellow
On
On
and the yellow LED is LE4. These LEDs
POST
indicate POST activities during system
Memory Initial.
Blinking
Blinking
bootup. Refer to the table on the right for
PCI Initialization
On
Blinking
Video Initial.
Blinking
On
POST Completed
Off
Off
details. Also see the layout below for the
LED locations.
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
B. LE3
PW3
COM1
Core CPU
C. LE4
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
North Bridge
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
JWD
JPF
PXH-V
BIOS
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
C ICH7R
South Bridge
COM2
J9
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
B
SATA2
SATA1
A
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
JPL2
LE1
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
VGA
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
WOL
LAN
DIMM 2
IDE (Primary)
2-27
SATA0
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
JLED
GLAN1
DIMM 1A
A. LE1
JPR1
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
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Floppy, Hard Disk Drive, IPMI and Printer 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 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.
Floppy Drive Connector
Pin Definitions
Floppy Connector
The floppy connector is located
between the IDE connectors and
Pin#
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
Ground
2
FDHDIN
3
Ground
4
Reserved
5
Key
6
FDEDIN
7
Ground
8
Index
the printer. See the table below for
9
Ground
10
Motor Enable
pin definitions.
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
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
8-pin PWR
JPR1
PW3
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
COM1
Core CPU
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
North Bridge
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JWD
JPF
PXH-V
BIOS
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
SATA1
J9
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
SATA2
South Bridge
COM2
A
ICH7R
LE1
JPL2
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
VGA
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2
WOL
LAN
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
IDE (Primary)
SATA0
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1A
JLED
GLAN1
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A. Floppy
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IDE Connector
IDE Drive Connectors
Pin Definitions (IDE)
There are two IDE Connectors (J3:Blue,
Pin#
Definition
J4: White) on the motherboard. The
1
Reset IDE
2
Ground
blue IDE connector (J3) is designated
3
Host Data 7
4
Host Data 8
as the IDE Primary drive. The white IDE
5
Host Data 6
6
Host Data 9
connector (J4) is designated as the IDE
7
Host Data 5
8
Host Data 10
Slave drive and is reserved for Compact
9
Host Data 4
10
Host Data 11
Flash Card use only. See the table on
11
Host Data 3
12
Host Data 12
the right pin definitions.
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
There is an IPMI Socket on the mother-
33
Addr1
34
Ground
board. Refer to the layout below for the
35
Addr0
36
Addr2
location of IPMI 2.0 Socket.
37
Chip Select 0
38
Chip Select 1
39
Activity
40
Ground
*Note: J4 (the white slot) is reserved
for Compact Flash Card only. Do not
use it for other devices. If J4 is populated with a Compact Flash Card, J3
(the blue slot) will be available for one
device only.
IPMI 2.0 Socket
8-pin PWR
C. J4 (White) (*For Compact
PW3
COM1
Core CPU
Flash Card Only)
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
North Bridge
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JWD
JPF
LAN J P L 1
BIOS
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
COM2
J9
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
ICH7R
C
LE1
JPL2
JWOR
JL1
JWF1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
PXH-V
VGA
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
A
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
WOL
LAN
DIMM 2
IDE (Primary)
2-29
SATA0
B
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
JLED
GLAN1
DIMM 1A
B. J3 (Blue)
JPR1
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
Definition
A. IPMI
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
Pin #
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Parallel Port Connector
The parallel port is located at J30.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Parallel (Printer) Port Connector
Pin Definitions
Pin#
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
13
Data Bit 5
14
GND
15
Data Bit 6
16
GND
17
Data Bit 7
18
GND
19
ACK
20
GND
21
BUSY
22
Write Data
23
___
24
Write Gate
25
SLCT
26
NC
8-pin PWR
JPR1
PW3
Pentium Dual
USB 1/2
COM1
Core CPU
LGA 775
VGA
Intel 3000
North Bridge
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
SXB -E1 PCI-Ex8 Slot6
CTRL
JWD
JPF
PXH-V
BIOS
Buzzer SATA3
CTRL
LE3
LE4
S I/O
A
JPG1
Slot1
Printer
SATA2
SATA1
South Bridge
COM2
J9
JBT1
USB3/4 USB5/6
IDE
(*Compact Flash Card only)
PCI 32 Bit/33 MHz
Floppy
ICH7R
LE1
JPL2
JWOR
JWF1
JL1
JP3
IPMI
PDSMi+
Battery
VGA
CTRL
®
Fan2
Fan3
PCI-X 133 MHz
J I 2C 1
J I 2C 2
LAN J P L 1
SUPER
FP CTRL
DIMM 2A
DIMM 2B
WOL
LAN
DIMM 2
IDE (Primary)
2-30
SATA0
Fan4
Fan5
GLAN2
DIMM 1
DIMM 1B
JLED
GLAN1
DIMM 1A
Definition
A. Printer
Fan1
24-Pin ATX PWR Fan6/CPU Fan
KB/MS
Pin #
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.
Always disconnect the AC power cord before adding, changing or installing any
hardware components.
Before Power On
1. Check if the Standby PWR LED (LE1) is not lit. (*Note: If LE1 is on, it indicates
that Standby PWR is on. Be sure to disconnect the power cable before installing or removing the components.)
2. Make sure the 8-pin 12v power connector at JPW2 is connected.
3. Make sure that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and chassis.
4. Disconnect all ribbon/wire cables from the motherboard, including those for the
keyboard and mouse.
5. Remove all add-on cards.
6. Install a CPU and heatsink (making sure that it is fully seated,) and then, connect the chassis speaker and the power LED to the motherboard. Check all
jumper settings as well.
7. Make sure to use the correct type of CMOS battery as specified by the Manufacturer. Do not install the CMOS battery upside down to avoid possible
explosion.
No Power
1. Make sure that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and the
chassis.
2. Make sure that all jumpers are set to their default positions.
3. Check if 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--in this case, you will need to remove
all the add-on cards and cables first.
2. Use the speaker to determine if any beep codes exist. (Refer to Appendix A for
details on beep codes.)
3. Remove all memory modules and turn on the system. (If the alarm is on, check
the specs of the memory, reseat the memory or try a different one.)
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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 that the DIMM modules are properly installed and fully seated in
the slots.
2. You should be using unbuffered, ECC/Non-ECC DDR2-677/533/400 memory (see
the next page). Also, it is recommended that you use the same memory speed
for all DIMMs in the system. See Section 2-4 for memory limitations.
3. Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping modules between slots and
noting the results.
4. Check the power supply voltage 115V/230V switch.
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration
1. Please be sure to use 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 make sure that you have followed all
the steps listed below. 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.
2. BIOS upgrades can be downloaded from our web site at (http://www.supermicro.
com/support/bios/).
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Note: Not all BIOS can be flashed; some can be flashed, depending on the
modifications to the boot block code.
3. If you've followed the instructions above to troubleshoot your system, and still
cannot resolve the problem, then please contact Super Micro's technical support
and provide them with the following information:
• 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 type of memory does my motherboard support?
Answer: The PDSMi+ supports up to 8 GB of unbuffered, ECC/Non-ECC DDR2677/533/400, two-way interleaved or non-interleaved SDRAM. See Section 2-4 for
details on installing memory.
Question: How do I update my BIOS?
It is recommended that you do not upgrade your BIOS if you are not experiencing
any problems with your system. Updated BIOS files are located on our web site at
http://www.supermicro.com/support/bios/. Please check our BIOS warning message
and the information on how to update your BIOS on our web site. Select your motherboard model and download the BIOS file to your computer. Also, check the current
BIOS revision and make sure that it is newer than your BIOS before downloading.
You can choose from the zip file and the .exe file. If you choose the zip BIOS file,
please unzip the BIOS file onto a bootable device or a USB pen. Run the batch file
using the format flash.bat filename.rom from your bootable device or USB pen to
flash the BIOS. Then, your system will automatically reboot. If you choose the .exe
file, please run the .exe file under Windows to create the BIOS flash floppy disk.
Insert the floppy disk into the system you wish to flash the BIOS. Then, bootup the
system to the floppy disk. The BIOS utility will automatically flash the BIOS without
any prompts. Please note that this process may take a few minutes to complete.
Do not be concerned if the screen is paused for a few minutes.
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Warning: Do not shut down or reset the system while updating BIOS to
prevent possible system boot failure!
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 the
Windows OS, security and audio drivers.
Question: How do I connect the ATA100/66 cable to my IDE device(s)?
Answer: The 80-wire/40-pin high-density ATA100/66 IDE cable that came with
your system has two connectors to support two drives. This special cable must be
used to take advantage of the speed the ATA100/66 technology offers. Connect
the blue connector to the onboard IDE header and the other connector(s) to
your hard drive(s). Consult the documentation that came with your disk drive for
details on actual jumper locations and settings.
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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 alteration, 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: BIOS
Chapter 4
BIOS
4-1 Introduction
This chapter describes the Phoenix BIOS™ Setup utility for the PDSMi+. 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 Super Micro 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 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 backup battery provides power to the CMOS Logic, enabling it to retain system parameters. When the
computer is powered on, the computer is configured with the values stored in the
CMOS Logic 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, only memory test is visible during POST (Power-On Self 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.
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 system 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
ʳ
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 among the different settings in each menu.
Use the Left/Right arrow keys to change the options for each setting.
Press the <Esc> key to exit the CMOS Setup Menu. The next section describes in
detail how to navigate through the menus.
Items that use submenus are indicated with the uicon. 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.
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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.
Serial ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the function of Serial ATA. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Native Mode Operation
Select the native mode for ATA. The options are: Parallel ATA, Serial ATA,
Both, and Auto.
SATA Controller Mode
Select Compatible to allow the SATA and PATA drives to be automatically-detected
and be placed in the Legacy Mode by the BIOS. Select Enhanced to allow the
SATA and PATA drives to be to be automatically-detected and be placed in the
Native IDE Mode. (*Note: The Enhanced mode is supported by the Windows
2000 OS or a later version.)
When the SATA Controller Mode is set to "Enhanced", the following items will
display:
Serial ATA (SATA) RAID
Select Enable to enable Serial ATA RAID Functions. (*For the Windows OS
environment, use the RAID driver if this feature is set to Enabled. When this item
is set to Enabled, the item: "ICH RAID Code Base" will be available for you to
select either Intel or Adaptec Host RAID firmware to be activated. If this item is
set to Disabled, the item-SATA AHCI Enable will be available.) The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
SATA AHCI
Select Enable to enable the function of Serial ATA Advanced Host Interface. (*Take
caution when using this function. This feature is for advanced programmers only.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.)
ICH RAID Code Base
Select Intel to enable Intel's SATA RAID firmware. Select Adaptec to use Adaptec's
HostRAID firmware. The options are Intel and Adaptec.
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uIDE Primary Master/Slave, IDE Secondary Master/Slave, SATA
Port3 and SATA Port4
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of IDE Primary Master/
Slave, IDE Secondary Master/Slave, SATA Port3/SATA Port4 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:
Type
This option allows the user to select the type of IDE hard drive. The option
Auto will allow the BIOS to automatically configure the parameters of the
HDD installed at the connection. Enter a number between 1 to 39 to select a
predetermined HDD type. Select User to allow the user to enter the parameters
of the HDD installed. Select CDROM if a CDROM drive is installed. Select ATAPI
if a removable disk drive is installed.
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CHS Format
The following items will be displayed by the BIOS:
TYPE: This item displays the type of IDE or SATA Device.
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 Transfers
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 the Phoenix BIOS will access the IDE Primary
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.
Transfer Mode
This option allows the user to set the transfer mode. The options are Standard,
Fast PIO1, Fast PIO2, Fast PIO3, Fast PIO4, FPIO3/DMA1 and FPIO4/DMA2.
Ultra DMA Mode
This option allows the user to select Ultra DMA Mode. The options are Disabled,
Mode 0, Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3, Mode 4, and Mode 5.
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System Memory
This display informs you how much system memory is recognized as being present
in the system.
Extended Memory
This display informs you how much extended memory is recognized as being
present in the system.
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Choose Advanced from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. The items with a triangle beside them have sub
menus that can be accessed by highlighting the item and pressing <Enter>.
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uBoot Features
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
QuickBoot 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 normal speed.
Quiet Boot
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the graphic logo screen during
boot-up.
ACPI Mode
Use the 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.
Power Button Behavior
If set to Instant-Off, the system will power off immediately as soon as the user
hits the power button. If set to 4-sec., the system will power off when the user
presses the power button for 4 seconds or longer. 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.
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
If enabled, this option will automatically reset the system if the system is not
active for more than 5 minutes. 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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uMemory 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) data into this reserved
memory area. Select Write Protect to enable this function, and this area will be
reserved for 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) data into this
reserved memory area. Select Write Protect to enable the function and this area
will be reserved for Video 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 write (cache) its data into this
reserved memory area. Select "Write Protect" to enable the function and this area
will be reserved for Video BIOS ROM access only. Select "Uncached" to disable
this function and make this area available for other devices.
Cache Base 0-512K
512K to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in Static DROM (SDROM)
or to be written into L1, L2 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 buffer and written into the system memory at the same time.
Select Write Protect to prevent data from being written into the base memory area
of Block 0-512K. Select Write Back to allow CPU to write data back directly from
the buffer 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 stored in the memory area: 512K-640K
to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static DROM (SDROM)
or written 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 buffer and written into the system memory at the same time.
Select Write Protect to prevent data from being written into the base memory area
of Block 512-640K. Select Write Back to allow CPU to write data back directly from
the buffer 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 stored in the extended memory area
to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in Static DROM (SDROM) or
written 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 buffer and written into the system memory at the same time. Select Write
Protect to prevent data from being written into the system memory area above 1MB.
Select Write Back to allow CPU to write data back directly from the buffer 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.
uPCI Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings for PCI devices.
Onboard GLAN1/Onboard GLAN2 (Gigabit- LAN) OPROM Configure
Enabling this option provides the capability to boot from GLAN. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
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 PCI-X
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency for 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.
uSlot1 PCI 32, Slot6 PCI-X 133MHz and Slot6 PCI-Exp. x8
Access the submenu for each of the settings above to make changes to the
following:
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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-priority, 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 setting and
try again. A different OS requires a 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, Novelle NetWare and other operating systems).
uAdvanced Chipset Control
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
*Warning: Take caution when changing the Advanced settings. An incorrect
setting, a very high DRAM frequency or an incorrect DRAM timing may cause
the system to become unstable. When this occurs, reset the setting to the
default setting.
Clock Spectrum Feature
If Enabled, the BIOS will monitor the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused
by the components and will attempt to decrease the interference whenever needed.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
ECC Conditions
This setting specifies the ECC Error conditions that will be treated as "ECC Error
Events" by the system. The options are None, Single Bit, Multiple Bit, and Both.
(*Note: This item is available when it is supported by the memory.)
ECC Error Handler
This setting allows you to select the 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.) (*Note: This item is
available when it is supported by the memory.)
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Route Port 80h Cycles to
This feature allows the user to decide which bus to send debug information to. The
options are Disabled, PCI and LPC.
USB Function
Select Enabled to enable the function of USB devices specified. The settings are
Enabled and Disabled.
Legacy USB Support
This setting allows you to enable support for Legacy USB devices. The settings
are Enabled and Disabled.
uAdvanced 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.
Frequency Ratio (*Available when supported by the CPU.)
The feature allows the user to set the internal frequency multiplier for the CPU.
The options are: Default, x12, x13, x14, x15, x16, x17 and x18.
Hyperthreading (*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 and 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 and Enabled.
L3 Cache(*Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to enable the function of L3 Cache to optimize system and CPU
performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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 predefined 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.
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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.
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.)
Intel <R> Virtualization Technology (*Available when supported by
the CPU.)
Select Enabled to use the feature of Virtualization Technology to allow one platform
to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions, creating
multiple "virtual" systems in one physical computer. The options are Enabled and
Disabled. (*Note: If there is any change to this setting, you will need to power off
and restart the system for the change to take effect.) 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 cannot, 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.)
Processor Power Management (*Available when supported by the CPU.)
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.
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uI/O Device Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
KBC Clock Input
This setting allows you to select clock frequency for KBC. The options are 6MHz,
8MHz, 12MHz, and 16MHz.
Serial Port A
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port A. The options are Enabled
(user defined), Disabled, and Auto (BIOS- or 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 serial port A.
The options are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
Serial Port B
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 set the type of device that will be connected to serial
port B. The options are Normal and IR (for an infrared device).
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 serial port B.
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-or OS- controlled).
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for the parallel port. The options are 378, 278
and 3BC.
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Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for the parallel port.
The options are IRQ5 and IRQ7.
Mode
This feature allows you to specify the parallel port mode. The options are Output
only, Bi-Directional, EPP and ECP.
DMA Channel
This item allows you to specify the DMA channel for the parallel port. 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, and Auto (BIOS 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.
uDMI Event Logging
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Event Log Validity
This is a display to inform you of the event log validity. It is not a setting.
Event Log Capacity
This is a display to inform you of the event log capacity. It is not a setting.
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. The options are Yes
and No.
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uConsole Redirection
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
COM Port Address
This item allows you to specify which COM port to direct the remote console to:
Onboard COM A or Onboard COM B. This setting can also be Disabled.
BAUD Rate
This item allows you to set 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 item allows you to set console redirection type. The options are VT100,
VT100,8bit, PC-ANSI, 7bit, PC ANSI, VT100+, VT-UTF8 and ASCII.
Flow Control
This item allows you to select the flow control option for the console. The options
are: None, XON/XOFF, and CTS/RTS.
Console Connection
This item allows you to decide how console redirection is to be connected: either
Direct or Via Modem.
Continue CR after POST
Choose whether to continue with console redirection after the POST routine.
The options are On and Off.
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uHardware 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. (See the note below.)
Highlight this and hit <Enter> to see monitor data for the following items:
CPU Temperature
System Temperature
Fan1-Fan6 Speeds: If the feature of Auto Fan Control is enabled, the BIOS will
automatically display the status of the fans indicated in this item.
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 vice 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 and allow the onboard fans to constantly run
at full speed (12V). Select 4-pin Quiet (or Super Quiet) to lower the fan speed and
noise. The Options are: 1. Disable, 2. 3-pin (Server), 3. 3-pin (Workstation), 4.
4-pin (Server), and 5. 4-pin (Workstation),
Voltage Monitoring
The following items will be monitored and displayed:
Vcore: 1.25V/1.5V/-12V/Vdimm/+3.3V/+12V/5Vsb/5VDD/P_VTT/Vbat
*Note: In the Windows OS environment, the Supero Doctor III settings take precedence over the BIOS settings. When first installed, Supero Doctor III adopts the
temperature threshold settings previously set in the BIOS. Any subsequent changes
to these thresholds must be made within Supero Doctor, since the SD III settings
override the BIOS settings. For the Windows OS to adopt the BIOS temperature
threshold settings, please change the SDIII settings to be the same as those set
in the BIOS.
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uIPMI (The option is available only when an IPMI card is installed
in the system.)
IPMI Specification Version: This item displays the current IPMI Version.
Firmware Version: This item displays the current Firmware Version.
System Event Logging
Select Enabled to enable IPMI Event Logging. When this function is set to Disabled,
the system will continue to log events received via system interface. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Clear System Event Logging
Enabling this function to force the BIOS to clear the system event logs during the
next cold boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Existing Event Log Number
This item displays the number of the existing event log.
Event Log Control
System Firmware Progress
Enabling this function to log POST progress. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
BIOS POST Errors
Enabling this function to log POST errors. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
BIOS POST Watch Dog
Set to Enabled to enable POST Watch Dog. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
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OS Boot Watch Dog
Set to Enabled to enable OS Boot Watch Dog. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Timer for Loading OS (Minutes)
This feature allows the user to set the time value (in minutes) for the previous
item: OS Boot Watch Dog by keying-in a desired number in the blank. The default
setting is 10 (minutes.) (Please ignore this option when OS Boot Watch Dog is set
to "Disabled".)
Time Out Option
This feature allows the user to determine what action to take in an event of a system
boot failure. The options are No Action, Reset, Power Off and Power Cycles.
uSystem Event Log/System Event Log (List Mode)
These options display the System Event (SEL) Log and System Event (SEL) Log
in List Mode. Items include: SEL (System Event Log) Entry Number, SEL Record
ID, SEL Record Type, Time Stamp, Generator ID, SEL Message Revision, Sensor
Type, Sensor Number, SEL Event Type, Event Description, and SEL Event Data.
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uRealtime Sensor Data
This feature display information from motherboard sensors, such as temperatures,
fan speeds and voltages of various components.
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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 item indicates if 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 item indicates if 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.
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.
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Fixed Disk Boot Sector
This setting may offer 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 decide if a password is required for a user to enter the
system at bootup. 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. See details on how to change the order and
specs of boot devices in the Item Specific Help Window as shown below. All Boot
BIOS settings are described in this section.
Boot List
Candidate
List
Boot Priority Order/Excluded from Boot Orders
The items included in the boot list section are bootable devices listed in the
sequence of boot order as specified. The items included in the candidate list are
currently not bootable. Use a <+> key or a <-> key to move the device up or
down. Use the <f> key or the <r> key to specify the type of an USB device, either
fixed or removable. You can select one item from the boot list and hit the <x> key
to remove it from the list of bootable devices (to make its resource available for
other bootable devices). Conversely, you can select an item from the candidate
list and hit the <x> key to remove it from the candidate list and put it in the boot
list to make it bootable. See details on how to change the priority of boot order of
devices 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 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.
Fixed Disk n
Fixed disk n (0-3) identified.
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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.
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 ????.
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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 Phoenix BIOS. 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 long beep - no memory detected
1 long continuous beep with Overheat (OH) LED on - system overheat
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, attempt to initialize video and write the
error in the top left corner of the screen. The following is a list of codes that may
be written to port 80h.
POST Code Description
01h
IPMI Initialization
02h
Verify Real Mode
03h
Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI)
04h
Get CPU type
06h
Initialize system hardware
07h
Disable shadow and execute code from the ROM.
08h
Initialize chipset with initial POST values
09h
Set IN POST flag
0Ah
Initialize CPU registers
0Bh
Enable CPU cache
0Ch
Initialize caches to initial POST values
0Eh
Initialize I/O component
0Fh
Initialize the local bus IDE
10h
Initialize Power Management
11h
Load alternate registers with initial POST values
12h
Restore CPU control word during warm boot
13h
Reset PCI Bus Mastering devices
14h
Initialize keyboard controller
16h
1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum
17h
Initialize cache before memory Auto size
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POST Code Description
18h
8254 timer initialization
1Ah
8237 DMA controller initialization
1Ch
Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller
20h
1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh
22h
1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller
24h
Set ES segment register to 4 GB
28h
Auto size DRAM
29h
Initialize POST Memory Manager
2Ah
Clear 512 kB base RAM
2Ch
1-3-4-1 RAM failure on address line xxxx*
2Eh
1-3-4-3 RAM failure on data bits xxxx* of low byte of
memory bus
2Fh
Enable cache before system BIOS shadow
32h
Test CPU bus-clock frequency
33h
Initialize Phoenix Dispatch Manager
36h
Warm start shut down
38h
Shadow system BIOS ROM
3Ah
Auto size cache
3Ch
Advanced configuration of chipset registers
3Dh
Load alternate registers with CMOS values
41h
Initialize extended memory for RomPilot (optional)
42h
Initialize interrupt vectors
45h
POST device initialization
46h
2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice
48h
Check video configuration against CMOS
49h
Initialize PCI bus and devices
4Ah
Initialize all video adapters in system
4Bh
QuietBoot start (optional)
4Ch
Shadow video BIOS ROM
4Eh
Display BIOS copyright notice
4Fh
Initialize MultiBoot
50h
Display CPU type and speed
51h
Initialize EISA board (optional)
52h
Test keyboard
54h
Set key click if enabled
55h
Enable USB devices
58h
2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts
59h
Initialize POST display service
5Ah
Display prompt “Press <ESC> to enter SETUP”
5Bh
Disable CPU cache
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POST Code Description
5Ch
Test RAM between 512 and 640 kB
60h
Test extended memory
62h
Test extended memory address lines
64h
Jump to UserPatch1
66h
Configure advanced cache registers
67h
Initialize Multi Processor APIC
68h
Enable external and CPU caches
69h
Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area
6Ah
Display external L2 cache size
6Bh
Load custom defaults (optional)
6Ch
Display shadow-area message
70h
Display error messages
72h
Check for configuration errors
76h
Check for keyboard errors
7Ch
Set up hardware interrupt vectors
7Dh
Initialize Intelligent System Monitoring (optional)
7Eh
Initialize coprocessor if present
80h
Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs (optional)
81h
Late POST device initialization
82h
Detect and install external RS232 ports
83h
Configure non-MCD IDE controllers
84h
Detect and install external parallel ports
85h
Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices
86h
Re-initialize onboard I/O ports.
87h
Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices
(optional)
88h
Initialize BIOS Data Area
89h
Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs)
8Ah
Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area
8Bh
Test and initialize PS/2 mouse
8Ch
Initialize floppy controller
8Fh
Determine number of ATA drives (optional)
90h
Initialize hard-disk controllers
91h
Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers
92h
Jump to UserPatch2
93h
Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards
95h
Install CD ROM for boot
96h
Clear huge ES segment register
97h
Fix up Multi Processor table
98h
1-2 Search for option ROMs and shadow if successful. One
long, two short beeps on checksum failure
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POST Code Description
99h
Check for SMART Drive (optional)
9Ch
Set up Power Management
9Dh
Initialize security engine (optional)
9Eh
Enable hardware interrupts
9Fh
Determine number of ATA and SCSI drives
A0h
Set time of day
A2h
Check key lock
A4h
Initialize typematic rate
A8h
Erase <ESC> prompt
AAh
Scan for <ESC> key stroke
ACh
Enter SETUP
AEh
Clear Boot flag
B0h
Check for errors
B1h
Inform RomPilot about the end of POST (optional)
B2h
POST done - prepare to boot operating system
B4h
1 One short beep before boot
B5h
Terminate QuietBoot (optional)
B6h
Check password (optional)
B7h
Initialize ACPI BIOS and PPM Structures
B9h
Prepare Boot
BAh
Initialize SMBIOS
BCh
Clear parity checkers
BDh
Display MultiBoot menu
BEh
Clear screen (optional)
BFh
Check virus and backup reminders
C0h
Try to boot with INT 19
C1h
Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM)
C2h
Initialize error logging
C3h
Initialize error display function
C4h
Initialize system error flags
C6h
Console redirection init.
C7h
Unhook INT 10h if console redirection enabled
C8h
Force check (optional)
C9h
Extended ROM checksum (optional)
CDh
Reclaim console redirection vector
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POST Code Description
D2h
Unknown interrupt
D4h
Check Intel Branding string
D8h
Alert Standard Format initialization
D9h
Late init for IPMI
DEh
Log error if micro-code not updated properly
The following are for boot block in Flash ROM
POST Code Description
E0h
Initialize the chipset
E1h
Initialize the bridge
E2h
Initialize the CPU
E3h
Initialize system timer
E4h
Initialize system I/O
E5h
Check force recovery boot
E6h
Checksum BIOS ROM
E7h
Go to BIOS
E8h
Set Huge Segment
E9h
Initialize Multi Processor
EAh
Initialize OEM special code
EBh
Initialize PIC and DMA
ECh
Initialize Memory type
EDh
Initialize Memory size
EEh
Shadow Boot Block
EFh
System memory test
F0h
Initialize interrupt vectors
F1h
Initialize Run Time Clock
F2h
Initialize video
F3h
Initialize System Management Manager
F4h
Output one beep
F5h
Clear Huge Segment
F6h
Boot to Mini DOS
F7h
Boot to Full DOS
*If the BIOS detects errors on 2C, 2E, or 30 (base 512K RAM errors), it displays an
additional word-bitmap (xxxx) to indicate the address line or bits that have 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
Intel HostRAID Installation Instructions
After all the hardware has been installed, you must first configure Intel's ICH7R
SATA RAID* before you install the Windows Operating System and other software
drivers.
Important Notes to the User:
*Note 1: If you do not wish to configure onboard SATA RAID functions, please go
directly to Section C-2 and Appendix E for Operating System & Other Software
Installation.
*Note 2: This chapter describes RAID Configuration Instructions for the Intel ICH
RAID Controller designed for the Windows OS. If the Linux OS is used, please
refer to Appendix D for Adaptec HostRAID Setup Instructions.
C-1 Introduction to Serial ATA and Parallel ATA
To configure the SATA RAID functions, you must first use the Intel ICH7R SATA
RAID Utility program to configure the RAID Level that you desire before installing
the Windows XP/2000/2003 operating system and other software drivers. (The
necessary drivers are all included on the Super Micro CD that came packaged with
your motherboard.) Note that the current version of the ICH7R SATA RAID Utility
can only support Windows XP/2000/2003 Operating Systems.
Serial ATA (SATA)
Serial ATA (SATA) is a physical storage interface that 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 transfer rates up to 3Gbps. Because the serial cables
used in SATA are thinner than the traditional cables used in Parallel ATA (PATA),
SATA systems have better airflow and can be installed in smaller chassis than
Parallel ATA. In addition, the cables used in PATA are limited to a length of 40cm,
while Serial ATA cables can be up to one meter in length. Overall, SATA provides
better functionality than PATA.
Introduction to the Intel ICH7R Serial RAID
Located in the South Bridge of the Intel 3010 chipset, the I/O Controller Hub (ICH7R)
provides the I/O subsystem with access to the rest of the system. It supports a 2channel UltraATA/100 Bus Master IDE controller (PATA) and four Serial ATA (SATA)
ports. The ICH7R supports the following PATA and SATA device configurations:
Legacy mode and Native mode.
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RAID Configurations
The following types of RAID configurations are supported:
RAID 0 (Data Striping): this writes data in parallel, interleaved ("striped") sections
of two hard drives. Data transfer rate is doubled over using a single disk.
RAID1 (Data Mirroring): an identical data image from one drive is copied to another
drive. The second drive must be the same size or larger than the first drive.
RAID 10 (Striping & Mirroring): RAID 0 and 1 schemes are combined (without parity
information) to get the benefits of both.
RAID 5: both data and parity information are striped and mirrored across three or
more hard drives.
Intel Matrix Storage
The Intel Matrix Storage, supported by the ICH7R, allows the user to create
RAID 0 and RAID1 set by using only two identical hard disk drives. The Intel
Matrix Storage Technology creates two partitions on each hard disk drive and
generate a virtual RAID0 and RAID1sets. It also allows you the change the HDD
partition size without any data.
Configuring BIOS settings for SATA RAID Functions (Native Mode)
1. Press the <Del> key during system bootup to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Note: If it is the first time powering on the system, we recommend you load the
Optimized Default Settings. If you have already done so, please skip to Step 3.
2. Use the arrow keys to select the "Exit" Settings. Once in the "Exit" settings,
Scroll down to select "Load Optimized Default Settings" and press the <Enter>
key. Select "OK" to confirm the selection. Press the <Enter> key to load the default
settings for the BIOS.
3. Use the arrow keys to select the "Main" section in BIOS.
4. Scroll down to "SATA Control Mode" and press the <Enter> key to select "Enhanced"
5. Scroll down to "SATA RAID Enabled" and press <Enter>. Then, select "Enabled."
6. Scroll down to "Exit". Select "Exit Saving Changes" from the "Exit" menu. Press
the <Enter> key to save the changes and exit the BIOS.
7. Once you've exited the BIOS Utility, the system will re-boot.
8. During the system boot-up, press the <Ctrl> and <I> keys simultaneously to run
the Intel RAID Configuration Utility when prompted by the following message: Press
<Ctrl> <I> for Intel RAID Configuration Utility.
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Using the Intel ICH7R SATA RAID Utility Program
1. Creating, Deleting and Resetting RAID Volumes:
a. After the system exits from the BIOS Setup Utility, the system will automatically
reboot. The following screen appears after Power-On Self Test.
b. When you see the above screen, press the <Ctrl> and the <I> keys simultaneously to have the main menu of the SATA RAID Utility appear:
(*Note: All graphics and screen shots shown in the manual are for reference only. The
screen shots shown in the manual do not imply Supernicro's endorsement or non-endorsement on any 3rd party's product. Your screens may or many not look exactly the
same as the graphics shown in this manual.)
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Creating a RAID 0 Volume:
a. Select "Create RAID Volume" from the main menu and press the <Enter> key.
The following screen will appear:
b. Specify a name for the RAID 0 set and press the <Tab> key or the <Enter> key
to go to the next field. (You can use the <Esc> key to select the previous menu.)
c. When RAID Level item is highlighted, press the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys
to select RAID 0 (Stripe) and hit <Enter>.
d. When the Disks item is highlighted, press <Enter> to select the HDD to configure
as RAID. The following pop-up screen (*See the note on Page C-3) displays:
e. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to highlight a drive and press <Space>
to select it. A triangle appears to confirm the selection of the drive.
f. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to selet the stripe size, from 4 KB to
128 KB for the RAID 0 array, and hit <Enter>. (*Note: For a server, please use a
lower stripe size, and for a multimedia system, use a higher stripe size.The default
stripe size is 128 KB.)
g. Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. A warning message
displays.
h. When asked "Are you sure you want to create this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
create the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Creating a RAID 1 Volume:
a. Select "Create RAID Volume" from the main menu and press the <Enter> key.
The following screen will appear:
b. Specify a name for the RAID 1 set and press the <Tab> key or the <Enter> key
to go to the next field. (You can use the <Esc> key to select the previous menu.)
c. When RAID Level item is highlighted, press the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys
to select RAID 1 (Mirror) and hit <Enter>.
d. When the Capacity item is highlighted, enter your RAID volume capacity and hit
<Enter>. The default setting is the maximum capacity allowed.
e. Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. A warning message
displays.
f. When asked "Are you sure you want to create this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
create the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Creating a RAID 10 (RAID 1+ RAID 0):
a. Select "Create RAID Volume" from the main menu and press the <Enter> key.
The following screen will appear:
b. Specify a name for the RAID 10 set and press <Enter>.
c. When RAID Level item is highlighted, use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys
to select RAID 10 (RAID1 + RAID0) and hit <Enter>.
d. When the Stripe Size is highlighted, use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to
select the stripe size from 4 KB to 128 KB for your RAID 10 and hit <Enter>. The
default setting is 6 4KB. (*Note: For a server, please use a lower stripe size, and
for a multimedia system, use a higher stripe size.)
e. When the RAID Volume Capacity item is highlighted, enter your RAID volume
capacity and hit <Enter>. The default setting is the maximum capacity allowed.
f. Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. A warning message
displays.
g. When asked "Are you sure you want to create this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
create the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Creating a RAID 5 Set (Parity):
a. Select "Create RAID Volume" from the main menu and press the <Enter> key.
The following screen will appear:
b. Specify a name for the RAID 5 set and press <Enter>.
c. When the Raid Level is highlighted, use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to
select RAID 5 (Parity) and hit <Enter>.
d. When the Disk item is highlighted, press <Enter> to select the HDD to configure
as RAID. The following pop-up screen (*See the note on Page C-3) displays:
e. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to highlight a drive and press <Space>
to select it. A triangle appears to confirm the selection of the drive.
f. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to select the stripe size, from 4 KB
to 128 KB for the RAID 5 array, and hit <Enter>. (*Note: For a server, please use a
lower stripe size, and for a multimedia system, use a higher stripe size. The default
stripe size is 128 KB.)
g. Enter your desired RAID volume capacity and press <Enter> when the capacity
item is highlighted. The default setting is the maximum capacity allowed.
h Press Enter when the Create Volume item is highlighted. A warning message
displays.
h. When asked "Are you sure you want to create this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
create the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Deleting RAID Volume:
(Warning: Be sure to back up your data before deleting a RAID set. You
will lose all data on the disk drives when deleting a RAID set.)
a. From the main menu, select item2-Delete RAID Volume, and press <Enter>.
b. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to select the RAID set you want to
delete and press <Del>. A Warning message displays.
c. When asked "Are you sure you want to delete this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
delete the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Delete Volume menu.
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Resetting to Non-RAID and Resetting a RAID HDD
(Warning: Be cautious when you reset a RAID volume HDD to nonRAID or Re-setting a RAID HDD. Resetting a RAID volume HDD or
Resetting a RAID HDD will reformat the HDD and delete all internal
RAID structure on the drive.)
a. From the main menu, select item3-Reset Disks to Non- RAID, and press <Enter>.
The following screen will appear:
b. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to highlight the RAID set drive to reset
and press <Space> to select.
c. Press <Enter> to reset the RAID set drive. A Warning message displays.
d. Press "Y" to reset the drive, or type "N" to go back to the main menu.
Exiting the Intel Matrix Storage Manager Utility:
a. From the main menu, select item4-Exit, and press <Enter>. A warning message
will appear.
b. Press "Y" to reset the drive, or type "N" to go back to the main menu.
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C-2 Installing the Windows XP/2000/2003 OS for
systems with RAID Functions
Installing a New Operating System-Windows XP/2000/2003 OS
a. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup CD in the CD Driver, and the
system will start booting up from CD.
b. Press the <F6> key when the message-" Press F6 if you need to install a third
party SCSI or RAID driver" displays.
c. When the Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup screen appears, press "S" to specify
additional device(s).
d. Insert the driver diskette-"Intel AA RAID XP/2000/2003 Driver for ICH7R into Drive
A: and press the <Enter> key.
e. Choose the Intel(R)82801GR/GH SATA RAID Controller from the list indicated in
the XP/2000/2003 Setup Screen, and press the <Enter> key.
f. 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.
g. From the Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup screen, press the <Enter> key. The
XP/2000/2003 Setup will automatically load all device files and then, continue the
Windows XP/2000/2003 installation.
h. After the Windows XP/2000/2003 Installation is completed, the system will automatically reboot.
i. Insert Super Micro's CD that came with the package into the CD Drive during
system reboot, and the following screen will appear:
(*Note: the current version of the ICH7R SATA RAID Utility can only support the
Windows XP/2000/2003 Operating System.)
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Appendix D
Adaptec HostRAID Setup Guidelines
After all the hardware has been installed, you must first configure the Adaptec Embedded
Serial ATA RAID before you install the Windows operating system. The necessary
drivers are all included on the Super Micro bootable CDs that came packaged with
your motherboard. *Note: The following section provides information on the Adaptec
SATA RAID Driver based on the Intel Enterprise South Bridge 2 (ICH7R) Controller.
D-1 Introduction to the Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA RAID
Controller Driver
Serial ATA (SATA)
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 up to 3.0 Gbps. Because the
serial cables used in SATA are thinner than the traditional cables used in Parallel ATA(PATA), SATA systems have better airflow and can be installed in smaller
chassis than Parallel ATA. In addition, the cables used in PATA can only extend
to 40cm long, while Serial ATA cables can extend up to one meter. Overall, Serial
ATA provides better functionality than Parallel ATA.
Introduction to the Intel ICH7R Controller Hub
Located in the South Bridge of the Intel 3010 Chipset, the ICH7R Controller Hub
provides the I/O subsystem with access to the rest of the system. It supports 1channel Ultra ATA/100 Bus Master IDE controller (PATA) and an Adaptec's firmware,
which support up to four Serial ATA drives, up to two RAID volumes and up to four
drives in RAID Configurations. (See the table below for details.)
* Adaptec’s SATA HostRAID Controller Firmware supports:
Four
Drives supported
Number of RAID Volumes supported Two
Total Drives in RAID Configurations
Four
Examples of Valid RAID Configurations:
Two drives of RAID 1 + two drives of RAID 0
Two drives of RAID 1 + two drives of RAID 1
Three drives of RAID 0
Four drives of RAID 0
Examples of Invalid RAID Configurations:
Three drives of RAID 0 + two drives of RAID 1
(*Note: this table is applicable to Adaptec’s HostRAID Controller
Firmware only.)
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To configure the Adaptec SATA RAID for Operating Systems that support RAID functions(--Windows, Red Hat & SuSe, Linux)
1. Press the <Del> key during system bootup to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Note: If it is the first time powering on the system, we recommend you load the
Optimized Default Settings. If you have already done so, please skip to Step 3.
2. Use the arrow keys to select the "Exit" Settings. Once in the "Exit" settings,
Scroll down to select "Load Optimized Default Settings" and press the <Enter>
key. Select "OK" to confirm the selection. Press the <Enter> key to load the default
settings for the BIOS.
3. Use the arrow keys to select the "Main" section in BIOS.
4. Scroll down to "SATA Control Mode" and press the <Enter> key to select "Enhanced"
5. Scroll down to "SATA RAID Enabled" and press <Enter>. Then, select "Enabled."
6. Scroll down to "ICH RAID Codebase" and select "Adaptec". Then press <Enter>.
(*For ICH RAID Codebase: Change the setting from Intel to Adaptec.)
7. Scroll down to "Exit". Select "Exit Saving Changes" from the "Exit" menu. Press
the <Enter> key to save the changes and exit the BIOS.
8. Once you've exited the BIOS Utility, the system will re-boot.
9. During the system boot-up, press the <Ctrl> and <A> keys simultaneously to run
the Intel RAID Configuration Utility when prompted by the following message: Press
<Ctrl> <A> for Intel RAID Configuration Utility.
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The Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA with HostRAID Controller
Driver
The Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA RAID Controller adds SATA/RAID functionality
and performance enhancements to a motherboard. RAID striping (RAID 0) allows
data to be written across multiple drives, greatly improving hard disk I/O performance. RAID mirroring (RAID 1) allows data to be simultaneously written to two
drives, improving data security even if a single hard disk fails. A Stripe of Mirrors
(RAID 10) provides multiple RAID 1 mirrors and a RAID 0 stripe, maximizing data
security and system efficiency. By incorporating the Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA
into the motherboard design, Super Micro's PDSMi+ offers the user the benefits of
SATARAID without the high costs associated with hardware RAID applications.
Using the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility (ARC)
The Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility, an embedded BIOS Utility, includes the
following:
*Array Configuration Utility: Use this utility to create, configure and manage arrays.
* Disk Utilities: Use this option to format or verify disks.
To run the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility, you will need to do the following:
1. Enable RAID functions in the system BIOS (refer to Chapter 4 for System BIOS
Configurations).
2. Press the <Ctrl> and <A> keys simultaneously when prompted to do so during
system boot. (Refer to the previous page for detailed instructions.)
A. Using the Array Configuration Utility (ACU)
When you press <Ctrl> and <A> keys simultaneously at the prompt during system
bootup, the main menu will appear.
(*Note: To select an option, use the arrow keys to highlight the item and then press
the <Enter> key to select it. To return to the previous menu, press the <ESC> key.
Press the <Insert> key to select a drive. When a drive is highlighted (selected),
press the <Delete> key to de-select it.)
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Managing Arrays
Select this option to view array properties, and configure array settings.
To select this option, using the arrow keys and the <enter> key, select "Managing
Arrays" from the main menu as shown above.
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Configuring Disk Drives
You may need to configure a disk drive before you can use it.
Caution: Configuring a disk may overwrite the partition table on the disk and may
make 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 configure 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 configure a disk drive:
1. From the main menu (shown on Page D-4), select Configure Drives and hit
<Enter> (as shown below.)
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2. From the "Select Drives for Configuring" List (shown below,) select the drives
you want to configure and press <Insert>.
3. The drive you've selected will appear in the "Selected Drives Dialog Box" on
the right (as shown below.) Repeat the same steps until all drives that you want to
configure appear in the selected drives box.
4. Once both drives display in the selected drive box, press <Enter.>
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5. Read the warning message as shown in the screen below.
6. Make sure that you have selected the correct disk drives to configure. If correct,
type Y to continue.
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Creating Arrays
Before you create arrays, make sure that the disks for the array are connected and
installed in your system. Note that disks with no usable space, or disks that are
un-initialized or not formatted are shown in gray and cannot be used. (*Note: It is
recommended that you configure devices before you create arrays.)
To create an array:
1. From the main menu (shown on page D-4), select Create Array.
2. Select the disks for the new array and press Insert (as the screen shown below).
(*Note: To de-select any disk, highlight the disk and press Delete.)
3. The arrays you have selected will appear on the Selected Drives dialog box on
the right (as shown below.)
4. Press Enter when both disks for the new array are selected. The Array Properties menu displays.
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Assigning Array Properties
Once a new array is completed, you can assign properties to the array.
*Caution: Once the array is created and its properties are assigned, and you cannot
change the array properties using this utility.
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. Only the available array types will be displayed on the screen.
(*RAID 0 or RAID 1 requires two drives.)
2. Under the item "Arrays Label", type in a 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. 64K is default. Please do not change the default setting.)
4. The item: "Create RAID via" allows you to select between the different ways of
creating methods for RAID 0 and RAID 1.
The Level
following
table
examples
of when each is appropriate.
Raid
Create
Viagives
When
Appropriate
RAID 0
Quick Init
Creating a RAID 0 on new drives
RAID 0
Migrate*
Creating a RAID 0 from one new drive and
one drive with data you wish to preserve
RAID 1
Build*
Any time you wish to create a RAID 1, but especially if
you have data on one drive that you wish to preserve
RAID 1,
Clear
Creating a RAID 1 or RAID 10 on new drives, or when
RAID 10
you want to ensure that the array contains no data after
creation.
RAID 1,
Quick Init
Fastest way to create a RAID 1 or RAID 10
RAID 10
Appropriate when using new drives
(*Note: If you select Migrate for RAID 0, or Build for RAID 1, you will be asked to
select the source drive. The contents of the source drive will be preserved. However,
the data on the new drive will be lost.)
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5. When you are finished, press <Done> (as the screen shown below).
Notes:
1. Before adding a new drive to an array, be sure to back up any data stored on
the new drive; otherwise, all data will be lost.
2. If you stop the Build or Clear process on a RAID 1, you can restart it by pressing <Ctrl> and <R>.
3. If you've used the Quick Init option to create a RAID1, it may return some data
mis-comparison when you run a consistency check at a later time. This is normal.
4. The Adaptec Host RAID allows you to use drives of different sizes in a RAID.
However, you can only select a smaller drive as the source or first drive during a
build operation.
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. It is not recommended that you migrate or build an array on Windows dynamic
disks (volumes) because it will result in data loss.
Warning: Do not interrupt the process when you create a RAID 0 using the Migrate
option. If you do, you will not be able to restart the system, 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 Manage Arrays.
2. From the List of Arrays, select the array you want to make bootable, and press
<Ctrl> and <B>.
3. Enter Y to create a bootable array when the following message is displayed: "This
will make all other existing bootable array non-bootable. Do you want to make this
array bootable? (Yes/No):" Then, a bootable array will be created. An asterisk (*)
will appear next to the bootable array (as shown in the picture below:)
Deleting a Bootable Array
To delete a bootable array:
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the List of Arrays, select the bootable array you want to delete, and press
<Ctrl> and <B>. Note: a bootable array is the array marked with an asterisk * (as
shown in the picture above.)
3. When the following message is displayed: "The array is already marked bootable.
Do you want to make this array as not bootable? (Yes/No)," Enter Y to delete a
bootable array. The bootable array will be deleted and the asterisk will disappear.
(*Note: Do not use the delete key to delete the bootable array.)
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Adding/Deleting Hotspares
To add a Hotspare:
(*Note: In order to rebuild a RAID (RAID 0 or RAID 1), you would need to add a
new HDD as a hotspare.)
1. From the main menu (shown on Page D-4), select Add/Delete Hotspares.
2. 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>.
3. 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 Selected drives Menu.
To delete a Hotspare:
1. From the main menu (shown on Page D-4), select Add/Delete Hotspares.
2. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight and select the Hotspare you want
to delete, and press <delete>, and then, press <Enter>.
3. When the following warning is displayed: "Do you want to delete the hot spare?"
(Yes/No?), press Yes to delete the hotspare you have selected.
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Viewing Array Properties
To view the properties of an existing array:
1. From the main menu, select Manage Arrays and hit <Enter> (as shown on the
previous page.)
2. From the List of Arrays dialog box (shown below), select the array you want to
view and press Enter.
The Array Properties dialog box appears (as shown below), showing detailed information on the array. The physical disks associated with the array are displayed
here.
3. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
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Rebuilding Arrays
*Note 1: Rebuilding applies to Fault Tolerant array (RAID 1) only.
If an array Build process is interrupted or when one critical member is missing,
you must perform a Rebuild to restore its functionality. 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> and <R> to Rebuild.
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Deleting Arrays
*Warning: Back up the data on an array before you delete it to prevent data loss
Deleted arrays cannot be restored.
To delete an existing array:
1. From the main menu (shown on Page D-4), select Manage Arrays.
2. Select the array you wish to delete and press <delete>.
3. 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):
4. Press Yes to delete the array and partition or No to return to the previous
menu.
5. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
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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. From the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility Menu, select Disk Utilities (as shown
above) and press <Enter>. The following screen appears.
2. Select the desired disk and press <Enter>. The following screen appears:
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To format a disk:
*Note: The operation of Formatting Disk allows you to perform a low-level formatting
of a hard drive by writing zeros to the entire disk. Serial ATA drives are low-level
formatted at the factory and do not need to be low-level formatted again.
3 When the screen shown below displays, select Format Disk and press <Enter>.
The following screen appears:
4 Read the warning message when it appears in the screen as shown below. To
continue with disk formatting, select Yes and hit <Enter>. Otherwise, select No and
press <Enter>.
(*Caution: Formatting a disk destroys all data on the drive. Be sure to back up your
data before formatting a disk.)
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To verify disk media:
3 When the screen shown above displays, select Verify Disk Media and press
<Enter>.
4 A message will display, indicating that the selected drive will be scanned for media
defects. Select Yes and hit <Enter> to proceed with disk verifying; otherwise, select
No and hit <Enter>.
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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.
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D-2 Installing the Intel ICH7R Driver by Adaptec and
Installing the OS
a. Insert Super Micro'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. Choose from the list the item: "Intel ICH7R Driver by 3rd Party (Adaptec)" 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 the 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 the 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 <Enter>. The OS Setup will automatically load all device files, and, then, continue with the Windows OS installation.
m. After the Windows OS Installation is completed, the system will automatically
reboot.
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Appendix E
Installing Other Software Programs and Drivers
A. Installing Drivers other than the Adaptec Embedded
Serial ATA RAID Controller Driver
After you've installed the 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 the paper to view the readme files
for each item. Click a computer icon to the right of an item to install an item (from
top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each item, you must re-boot
the system before proceeding with the next item on the list. The bottom icon
with a CD on it allows you to view the entire contents of the CD.
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B. Configuring Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a Web-based management tool that supports
remote management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools.
The local management is called the 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.
*Note 1: The default user name and password are ADMIN.
*Note 2: In the Windows OS environment, the Supero Doctor III settings take precedence over the BIOS settings. When first installed, Supero Doctor III adopts the
temperature threshold settings previously set in the BIOS. Any subsequent changes
to these thresholds must be made within Supero Doctor, since the SD III settings
override the BIOS settings. For the Windows OS to adopt the BIOS temperature
threshold settings, please change the SDIII settings to be the same as those set
in the BIOS.
Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-I (Health Information)
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Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-II (Remote Control)
*Note: The SD III Software program can be downloaded from our Web site at:
ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can also download the SDIII
User's Guide at: http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/Manuals/SDIII/UserGuide.
pdf. For Linux, we will still recommend that you use Supero Doctor II.
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