SUPER
X7DWA-N
USER’S MANUAL
Revision 1.1c
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there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
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Material-special handling may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate”.
WARNING: Handling of lead solder materials used in this
product may expose you to lead, a chemical known to
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reproductive harm.
Manual Revision 1.1c
Release Date: July 29, 2009
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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is wr it ten for system integrator s, PC technic ians, and
knowledgeable PC users. It provides information for the installation and use of
X7DWA-N motherboard. The
X7DWA-N supports dual
the
Intel® Quad-Core and Dual-Core Xeon™ 5400/5300/5200/5100 Series processors with a front side bus speed of 1.6 GHz/1.333 GHz/1.066 GHz. With two
Xeon™ 5400/5300/5200/5100 Series processors built in, the X7DWA-N offers
superior performance, system reliability, and power efficiency for high-end workstation platforms. The features supported by this motherboard include Intel Core
Microarchitecture, Intel Virtualization Technology, Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64), and Intel I/O Acceleration Technology (Intel I/OAT). The X7DWA-N
offers a superb solution for intense computing and complex I/O environments,
and is ideal for high-end workstations. Please refer to the motherboard specifi cations page on our web site (http://www.supermicro.com/Product/) for updates
on processor support. This product is intended to be installed and serviced by
professional technicians only.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1 describes features, specifications and performance of the motherboard
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 provides BIOS Error Beep Codes. Appendix B and Appendix C list
Windows OS and Other Software Programs Installation Instructions.
Conventions Used in the Manual:
Special attention should be given to the following symbols for proper installation
and to prevent damage done to the components or injury to yourself:
Danger/Caution: Instructions to be strictly followed to prevent catastrophic
system failure or to avoid bodily injury.
Warning: Important information given to ensure proper system installation or
to prevent damage done 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
X7DWA-N Image ........................................................................ 1-3
X7DWA-N Layout ....................................................................... 1-4
Quick Reference ...................................................................................... 1-5
Motherboard Features ............................................................................... 1-6
Intel 5400 Chipset: System Block Diagram ............................................ 1-8
1-2
Chipset Overview ........................................................................................... 1-9
1--3 Special Features .......................................................................................... 1-10
1-4
PC Health Monitoring .....................................................................................1-10
1-5
ACPI Features ............................................................................................... 1-11
1-6
Power Supply ............................................................................................... 1-12
1-7
Super I/O .........................................................................................................1-12
Chapter 2: Installation
2-1
Static-Sensitive Devices ................................................................................ 2-1
Precautions ............................................................................................... 2-1
Unpacking ................................................................................................ 2-1
2-2
Motherboard Installation ................................................................................ 2-1
2-3
Processor and Heatsink Installation .............................................................. 2-2
2-4
Installing DIMM Modules ............................................................................... 2-6
2-5
Control Panel Connectors and IO Ports ....................................................... 2-8
Back Panel Connectors/IO Ports..................................................................... 2-8
Front Control Panel .......................................................................................... 2-9
Front Control Panel Pin Definitions ................................................................2-10
NMI Button ..............................................................................................2-10
Power LED ..............................................................................................2-10
HDD LED ............................................................................................... 2-11
NIC1/NIC2 LED Indicators ..................................................................... 2-11
Overheat/Fan Fail LED ........................................................................ 2-12
Power Fail LED .........................................................................................2-12
Reset Button ......................................................................................... 2-13
Power Button ......................................................................................... 2-13
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2-6 Connecting Cables ........................................................................................ 2-14
ATX Power Connector .......................................................................... 2-14
Processor Power Connector ................................................................ 2-14
Universal Serial Bus (USB) .................................................................... 2-15
Chassis Intrusion ................................................................................... 2-15
Fan Headers .......................................................................................... 2-16
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Ports.....................................................2-17
Serial Ports ............................................................................................ 2-17
Wake-On-Ring ..........................................................................................2-18
Wake-On-LAN ..........................................................................................2-18
GLAN 1/2 (Ethernet) Ports .......................................................................2-19
Speaker/Power LED Header ................................................................. 2-19
Power Fault .............................................................................................. 2-20
Overheat/Fan Fail LED ............................................................................ 2-20
Alarm Reset ............................................................................................. 2-21
Power SMB Connector ............................................................................ 2-21
Compact Flash Card PWR Connector .................................................... 2-22
SGPIO Headers ....................................................................................... 2-22
HD Audio .................................................................................................. 2-23
CD Header ............................................................................................... 2-23
Front Panel Audio Control ....................................................................... 2-24
1394-1/1394-2 Connections .................................................................... 2-25
2-7
Jumper Settings ........................................................................................... 2-26
Explanation of Jumpers ......................................................................... 2-26
GLAN Enable/Disable ........................................................................... 2-26
CMOS Clear ........................................................................................... 2-27
Watch Dog ............................................................................................... 2-27
3rd PWR Supply PWR Fault ................................................................... 2-28
SMB to PCI-X/PCI-E Slot Speeds .......................................................... 2-28
Compact Flash Master/Slave Enable/Disable......................................... 2-29
2-8
Onboard Indicators ...................................................................................... 2-30
GLAN LEDs ............................................................................................. 2-30
Overheat LED .......................................................................................... 2-31
Onboard Power LED ................................................................................ 2-31
2-9 Parallel Port, Floppy, SIMLP IPMI and Hard Disk Drive Connections .......... 2-32
Parallel Port Connector .......................................................................... 2-32
Floppy Connector.................................................................................... 2-33
IPMI Slot ................................................................................................. 2-34
PCI-U Universal Slot ............................................................................... 2-34
IDE Connectors ....................................................................................... 2-35
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Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
3-1
Troubleshooting Procedures .......................................................................... 3-1
Before Power On ...................................................................................... 3-1
No Power .................................................................................................. 3-1
No Video .................................................................................................. 3-1
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration ............................................... 3-2
Memory Errors .......................................................................................... 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 ............................................................................................... 4-6
4-5
Security Setup ............................................................................................... 4-24
4-6
Boot Setup ...................................................................................................... 4-25
4-7
Exit .................................................................................................................. 4-26
Appendices:
Appendix A: BIOS POST Error Beep Codes ............................................................ A-1
Appendix B: Installing the Windows OS ...................................................................B-1
Appendix C: Installing Other Software Programs and Drivers ................................C-1
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Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1
Overview
Checklist
Congratulations on purchasing your computer motherboard from an acknowledged
leader in the industry. Supermicro boards are designed with the utmost attention to
detail to provide you with the highest standards in quality and performance. Check
that the following items have all been included with your motherboard. If anything
listed here is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
All the following items are included in the retail box:
One (1) Supermicro Mainboard
One (1) ribbon cable for IDE devices (CBL-036L)
One (1) floppy ribbon cable (CBL-022L)
Six (6) SATA cable (CBL-044L x 6)
One (1) I/O backpanel shield (MCP-260-74301-OH)
One (1) Supermicro CD containing drivers and utilities
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
Tel:
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
+1 (408) 503-8008
Email:
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
Web Site:
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
Super Micro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 73-6400390
+31 (0) 73-6416525
sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Web Site:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
4F, No. 232-1 Liancheng Road
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C.
+886-(2) 8226-3990
+886-(2) 8226-3991
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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X7DWA-N Image
Note: The drawings and pictures shown in this manual were based on the
latest PCB Revision available at the time of publishing of the manual. The
motherboard you’ve received may or may not look exactly the same as the
graphics shown in the manual.
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X7DWA-N Motherboard Layout
(not drawn to scale)
CPU Fan7 J17
Fan6 Fan5 JPW4 4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
JP3
JPW1 Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
4-Pin PWR PWR
J3P JAR
JPW2
J9B2
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
JUSB1
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
J8B3
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
J8B2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
J8B1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
JCOM1
J21
CPU1
J7B3
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
J7B2
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
J7B1
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/2
LE1
JOH1
Parrallel
Port
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
J29
J30
SGPIO2
North Bridge
J16
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
J9
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
Slot5 PCI-33MHz
J22
J6
ESB2
Slot4
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
IPMI
PCI-Exp x16
Compact Flash
Slot7
®
Fan3
SUPER
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
JC1
BIOS
South Bridge
J5
JWD
Slot3
JIDE1
HD
Audio
IDE1
JLAN1
Floppy
COM1
J9B1
JPW3
8-pin PWR
JF1
JD1
PW LEDSPK Fan2 FP Control Fan1
KB/
Mouse
JKM1
SP1
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
J14
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
FP Audio
JC 2
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
J13
S I/O
JI2C1
JI2C2
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
IPMB J18
J31
Battery
J12
SATA1 SATA3
JS4
JS2
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOLSATA0
SATA2
JUSB2
JS3
JS1
1394
CTLR
Clear
JBT1
CMOS
SATA5
JS6
Cha. Intru.
SATA4 JCOM2
JL1
JS5
Fan4
Slot2
Notes:
1. Jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only.
2. See Chapter 2 for detailed information on jumpers, I/O ports and
JF1 front panel connections.
3. " " indicates the location of Pin 1.
4. JIDE2 is for Compact Flash Card use only. Be sure to connect JWF1 to a power
supply to provide power to the Compact Flash Card.
5. Slot 0 (PCI-U) slot is specially designed for Supermicro's UIO cards only.
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Quick Reference (X7DWA-N)
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
J3P
3rd PWR Failure Detect
Off (Disabled)
JBT1
CMOS Clear
See Chapter 2
JCF1
2
2
JI C1/JI C2
Compact Card Master/Slave Select
SMB to PCI-X Slots
Off (Slave)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JI C3/JI C4
SMB to PCI-E Slots
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1
GLAN1/GLAN2 Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
2
2
Connector
Description
1394-1/1394-2
1394-1/1394-2 Fire-Wire Connectors
CD1
COM1/COM2
FAN 1-8
Floppy
HD Audio/FP Audio
IDE1/IDE2
I-SATA0~SATA5
J17
CD-In Header
BP COM1 Port/FP Accessible COM2 Serial Connector
Fans 1-8 (Fan7: CPU Fan1, Fan8: CPU Fan2)
Floppy Disk Drive Connector (J22)
Backplane HD Audio (JC1), Front Panel Audio (JC2)
IDE1 Hard Drive (JIDE1)/Compact Flash Card (JIDE2)
Intel SATA Connectors
2
Power System Management (I C) Header
J29,J30
JAR
JD1
JF1
JL1
JOH1
JPW1
JPW2
Serial General Purpose I/O Headers (T-SGPIO 1/2)
Alarm Reset Header
PWR LED(pins1-3)/Speaker Header (pins 4-7)
Front Control Panel Connector
Chassis Intrusion Header
Overheat LED
Primary 24-Pin ATX PWR Connector (Req'd for MB)
+12V 4-pin PWR (Required for South Bridge, North
Bridge & VRMs)
+12V 8-pin PWR (Required for processors)
+12V/+5V 4-pin PWR (Additional PWR supply for PCIE slots, used if needed)
Compact Card PWR Connector (Note 5 on Pg.1-4)
Wake-on-LAN Header
Wake-on-Ring Header
PS2 Keyboard/Mouse (JKM1)
G-bit Ethernet Ports (JLAN1)
PWR LED Indicator (Note 4 on Pg.1-4)
Power Supply Failure (JP3)
Parallel (Printer) Port (J21)
SIMLP IPMI Connector (Slot 7: J16)
PCI-U Slot (J31)
Back Panel USB 0/1/2/3 (JUSB1)
Front Panel USB4/5 (JUSB2)
JPW3
JPW4
JWF1
JWOL
JWOR
KB/MS
LAN1
LE1
PSF
Printer
SIMLP
Slot 0
USB 0/1/2/3
USB 4/5
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Motherboard Features
CPU
•
Dual Intel® 64-bit Xeon LGA 771 Quad-Core/Dual-Core Xeon 5400/5300/5200/5100
Series processors at a front side bus speed of 1.6 GHz/1.333 GHz/1.066 GHz
Memory
•
Eight 240-pin DIMM sockets with support up to 64 GB ECC DDR2 FBD
800/667/533 Memory (See Section 2-3 in Chapter 2 for DIMM Slot Population.)
Chipset
•
Intel 5400 chipset, including: the 5400 Memory Control Hub (MCH) and the
Enterprise South Bridge 2 (ESB2)
Expansion Slots
•
Two PCI-E x16 (Gen. 2) slots (Slot 4/Slot 6)
• Two PCI-X 133/100 MHz Slot (Slot 1/Slot 2)
•
Two PCI-33 MHz (3.3 V) slots (Slot 3/Slot 5)
•
One IPMI slot (Slot 7)
•
One PCI-U slot (Slot 0) (For Supermicro's UIO card only)
BIOS
•
8 Mb Phoenix® Flash ROM
•
DMI 2.3, PCI 2.2, ACPI 1.0, Plug and Play (PnP) and SMBIOS 2.3
PC Health Monitoring
•
Onboard voltage monitors for CPU cores, chipset voltage, memory voltage,
+1.8V, +3.3V, +5V, 12V, 12V, 3.3V standby, 5V standby and VBAT
•
Fan status monitor with firmware speed on/off control
•
CPU/chassis temperature monitors
•
Platform Environment Control Interface (PECI)
•
CPU slow-down on temperature overheat
•
CPU thermal trip support for processor protection
•
Power-up mode control for recovery from AC power loss
•
Auto-switching voltage regulator for CPU core
•
System overheat LED and control
•
Chassis intrusion detection
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•
System resource alert
ACPI Features
•
Slow blinking LED for suspend state indicator
•
Main switch override mechanism
Onboard I/O
•
Adaptec Host RAID support (RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 10)
•
One IPMI slot
•
Intel 82575EB Gigabit Ethernet controllers support two GLAN ports w/IOAT
•
2 EIDE Ultra DMA/100 bus master interfaces w/Compact Flash supported
•
6 SATA ports (w/RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, RAID 10 support for Windows OS)
•
1 floppy port interface
•
1 Serial Port and 1 Header
•
1 EPP/ECP Parallel Port
•
High Definition Audio and Front Panel Accessible Audio
•
•
•
Super I/O: Winbond W83627HF w/Hardware Monitor support: W83793
PS/2 mouse and PS/2 keyboard ports
Up to 6 USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) (4 ports, 2 Headers)
•
Dual IEEE 1394a headers
Other
•
External modem ring-on
•
Wake-on-LAN (WOL)
•
Wake-on-Ring (WOR)
•
Console redirection
•
Onboard Fan Speed Control by Thermal Management via BIOS
CD/Diskette Utilities
•
BIOS flash upgrade utility and device drivers
Dimensions
•
Ext. ATX 13" x 12" (330.2 mmx 304.8 mm)
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PROCESSOR#2
1600/1333/1066 MT/s
FBD CHNL2
Ports
#5,6,7,8
#4B
#4A
FBD CHNL3
Port
ESI
PCI-E x4
PCI-E x4
GB LAN
FBD CHNL1
MCH
#3B
#3A
FBD DIMM
PCI-E x16
Ports
#1,2,3,4
#2B
#2A
FBD DIMM
PCI-EX_x16_Slot
FBD CHNL0
PCI-E x16
Port
#9
RJ45
#1B
#1A
FBD DIMM
1600/1333/1066 MT/s
J5
#4
PCI-EX_x16_Slot
J9
#6
VRM
ISL6307
PROCESSOR#1
FBD DIMM
VRM
ISL6307
Port
#0
PCI-E x4
Port
#4
Port
#3
ATA 100
IDE CONN
RJ45
PCI-E x8 Bus
#5
#4
#3
#2
#1
#0
3.0 Gb/s
SATA
UIO
PCI-X 133MHz
J6
#5
J14
#3
#4
#3
#2
#1
#0
PCI 33MHz
USB 2.0
LPC
AC-LINK
SIO
W83627 EHF
Parallel Port
FDD
HD AUDIO
7.1 channel
USB
PCI -X133/100MHz Slot
1U-IPMI
Ports
#1,2
ESB2
PCI 33MHzSlot
J13
#2
PCI 33MHzSlot
J12
#1
PCI -X133/100MHz Slot
UIO
PCI-E x8
MS
KB
FWH
COM1
COM2
Block Diagram of the 5400 Chipset
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see the previous Motherboard Features
pages for details on the features of the motherboard.
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Chipset Overview
Built upon the functionality and the capability of the 5400 chipset, the X7DWA-N
motherboard provides the performance and feature set required for quad-coreprocessor- or dual-core-processor-based high-end workstations with configuration
options optimized for complex system platforms. The 5400 chipset supports single
or dual Intel Quad-Core/Dual-Core Xeon 5400/5300/5200/5100 Series processors with front side bus speeds of up to 1.6 GHz. The chipset consists of the 5400
Memory Controller Hub (MCH) for the host bridge and the 631xESB/632xESB I/O
Controller Hub (Enterprise South Bridge 2-ESB2) for the I/O subsystem.
The Intel 5400 MCH (North Bridge)
The 5400 MCH (North Bridge) provides two FSB processing interfaces, four
fully buffered (FBD) DIMM memory channels, PCI-Express x4 bus interfaces
configurable to form x8 or x16 ports, an EB2 South Bridge Interface (ESI) and
SMBus Interfaces for system management, and DIMM Serial Presence Detect
(SPD). The PCI-Express x4 interfaces can be configured to form x8 or x16 ports
that can operate up to Gen-2 speeds in x16 configuration for enhanced graphics
applications.
The Intel 631xESB/632x ESB I/O Controller Hub-ESB2 (South Bridge)
The 631xESB/632xESB I/O Controller Hub (Enterprise South Bridge 2) integrates
an Ultra ATA 100 Controller, six Serial ATA host controller ports, one EHCI host
controller, six USB 2.0 ports, an LPC interface controller, and a flash BIOS interface controller. Additionally, the ESB 2 chip also contains a PCI interface controller,
Azalia/'97 digital controller, integrated LAN controller, an ASF controller, and an
ESI for communication with the MCH. The Intel ESB2 offers the data buffering
and interface arbitration capabilities required for a high-end system to constantly
operate efficiently and maintain peak performance.
Compliant with the ACPI platform, the ESB2 supports the Full-On, Stop-Grant,
Suspend-to-RAM, Suspend-to-Disk, and Soft-Off power management states.
Combined with the functionality offered by the onboard LAN controller, the ESB2
also supports alert systems for remote management.
With the 5400 chipset built in, the X7DWA-N offers a superb solution for intense
computing and complex I/O environments, and is ideal for high-end server systems.
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Special Features
Recovery from AC Power Loss
BIOS provides a setting for you to determine how the system will respond when
AC power is lost and then restored to the system. You can choose for the system
to remain powered off (in which case you must hit the power switch to turn it
back on) or for it to automatically return to a power- on state. See the Power Lost
Control setting in the Advanced BIOS Setup section to change the setting. The
default setting is Last State.
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PC Health Monitoring
This section describes the PC health monitoring features of the X7DWA-N. All
have 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, +12V, -12V, +3.3V Standby,
+5V Standby and Vbat
An onboard voltage monitor will scan these voltages continuously. Once a voltage becomes unstable, a warning is given or an error message is sent to the
screen.
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control
The PC health monitor can check the RPM status of the cooling fans. The onboard
CPU and chassis fans are controlled by Thermal Management via BIOS (under
Hardware Monitoring in the Advanced Setting).
Environmental Temperature Control
The thermal control sensor monitors the CPU temperature in real time and will
increase fan speed whenever the CPU temperature reaches a user-defi ned
threshold. The onboard chassis thermal circuitry can monitor the overall system
temperature and alert users when the chassis temperature is too high.
CPU Fan Auto-Off in Sleep Mode
When the power is turned on, the CPU fan becomes active. It stops to operate
when the system enters Standby mode. When in sleep mode, the CPU will not
run at full power, thereby generating less heat.
System Resource Alert
This feature is available when used with Supero Doctor III in the Windows OS
environment or used with Supero Doctor II in Linux. Supero Doctor is used to
notify the user of certain system events. For example, if the system is running
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low on virtual memory and there is insufficient hard drive space for saving the
data, you can be alerted of the potential problem. You can also configure Supero
Doctor to provide you with warnings when the system temperature goes beyond
a pre-defined range.
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ACPI Features
ACPI stands for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. The ACPI specifi cation defines a flexible and abstract hardware interface that provides a standard
to integrate power management features throughout a PC system, including its
hardware, operating system and application software. This enables the system
to automatically turn on and off peripherals such as CD-ROMs, network cards,
hard disk drives and printers. This also includes consumer devices connected to
the PC such as VCRs, TVs, telephones and stereos.
In addition to enabling operating system-directed power management, ACPI provides a generic system event mechanism for Plug and Play and an operating- system-independent interface for configuration control. ACPI leverages the Plug and
Play BIOS data structures while providing a processor architecture-independent
implementation that is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
2003, Windows 2003 Servers and Windows Vista.
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 CPU is in the S1 mode,
the Power LED blinks every second. When in the S3 mode, the Power LED will
blink every 5-second. When the user presses any key, the CPU will wake-up and
the LED will automatically stop blinking and remain on.
Main Switch Override Mechanism
When an ATX power supply is used, the power button can function as a system
suspend button to make the system enter SoftOff state. The monitor will be suspended and the hard drive will spin down. 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
power button for 4 seconds. This option can be set in the Advanced Setup section
of the BIOS Setup routine.
External Modem Ring-On
Wake-up events can be triggered by a device such as the external modem ringing
when the system is in the SoftOff state. Note that external modem ring-on can
only be used with an ATX 2.01 (or above) compliant power supply.
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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.
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Power Supply
As with all computer products, a stable power source is necessary for proper and
reliable operation. It is even more important for processors that have high CPU
clock rates.
The X7DWA-N can only accommodate 24-pin ATX power supplies. Although
most power supplies generally meet the specifications required by the CPU, some
are inadequate. You should use one that will supply at least 500W of power. In
addition, the 12V 4-pin power and the 12V 8-pin are also required for adequate
power supply to the system. Also your power supply must supply 1.5A for the
Ethernet ports.
It is strongly recommended that you use a high quality power supply that meets
ATX power supply Specification 2.01 or above. It must also be SSI compliant
(Refer to the web site at http://www.ssiforum.org/ for more information). Additionally, in areas where noisy power transmission is present, you may choose to install
a line filter to shield the computer from noise. It is recommended that you also
install a power surge protector to help avoid problems caused by power surges.
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Super I/O
The disk drive adapter functions of the Super I/O chip include a floppy disk drive
controller that is compatible with industry standard 82077/765, a data separator,
write pre-compensation circuitry, decode logic, data rate selection, a clock generator, drive interface control logic and interrupt and DMA logic. The wide range of
functions integrated onto the Super I/O greatly reduces the number of components
required for interfacing with floppy disk drives. The Super I/O supports 360 K, 720
K, 1.2 M, 1.44 M or 2.88 M disk drives and data transfer rates of 250 Kb/s, 500
Kb/s or 1 Mb/s. It also provides two high-speed, 16550 compatible serial communication ports (UARTs). Each UART includes a 16-byte send/receive FIFO.
Both UARTs provide legacy speed with baud rate of up to 115.2 Kbps as well as
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an advanced speed with baud rates of 250 K, 500 K, or 1 Mb/s, which support
higher speed modems.
The Super I/O supports one PC-compatible printer port (SPP), Bi-directional
Printer Port (BPP), Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) or Extended Capabilities Port
(ECP).
The Super I/O provides functions that comply with ACPI (Advanced Configuration
and Power Interface), which includes support of legacy and ACPI power management through an SMI or SCI function pin. It also features auto power management
to reduce power consumption.
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Notes
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Chapter 2
Installation
2-1
Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to your system board, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following procedures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic
bag.
•
Handle the board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
• When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the motherboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not
in use.
• For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the motherboard.
•
Use only the correct type of onboard CMOS battery as specifi ed by the
manufacturer. Do not install the onboard battery upside down to avoid possible
explosion.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Motherboard Installation
Note: Be sure to mount the motherboard into the chassis before you install the
CPU onto the motherboard.
All motherboards have standard mounting holes to fit different types of chassis.
Make sure that the locations of all the mounting holes for both motherboard and
chassis match. Make sure that the metal standoffs click in or are screwed in tightly.
Then, use a screwdriver to secure the motherboard onto the motherboard tray.
Note: some components are very close to the mounting holes. Please take precautionary measures to prevent damage to these components when installing the
motherboard to the chassis.
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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 Xeon 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.
When purchasing an LGA 771 CPU or when receiving a motherboard with an
LGA 771 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.
4.
Refer to the MB Features Section for more details on CPU support.
CPU Package Configuration
Heatsink
CPU
CPU Socket
Motherboard
CPU Retention Bracket (Pre-installed on the
Back of the MB)
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Installing the LGA771 Processor
Load Lever
1.
2.
Press the load lever to release
PnP Cap on
the load plate, which covers the
top of the
CPU socket,
position.
Load Plate
from its locking
Gently lift the load lever to open
the load plate.
Load Plate(w/PnP
Cap attached)
3.
Use your thumb and your index
finger to hold the CPU at the
North Center Edge and the South
Center Edge of the CPU.
North Center Edge
South Center Edge
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Loading the CPU into the Socket
1.
gold dot
Align CPU Pin1 (the CPU corner
marked with a triangle) against
2.
Socket Key
(Socket Notch)
the socket corner that is marked
with a triangle cutout.
CPU Key (semi-
Align the CPU key that is the
below the circle.
circle cutout)
semi-circle cutout below a gold
dot against the socket key, the
notch on the same side of the
triangle cutout
triangle cutout on the socket.
3.
Once aligned, carefully lower the
CPU straight down to the socket.
(Do not drop the CPU on the
socket. Do not move the CPU
horizontally or vertically. Do not
rub the CPU against the surface
or any pins of the socket.)
4.
With the CPU inside the socket,
inspect the four corners of the
CPU and make sure it is properly
installed.
5.
Use your thumb to gently push
the load lever down to the lever
lock.
6.
If the CPU is properly installed
into the socket, the plastic PnP
cap will be automatically released from the load plate when
the load lever is pushed in the
lever lock. Remove the PnP cap
from the motherboard.
!
Corner with a
Warning: Please save the plastic PnP cap. The motherboard
must be shipped with the PnP
cap properly installed to protect
the CPU socket pins. Shipment
without the PnP cap properly
installed will cause damage to
the socket pins.
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CPU Pin1
CPU in the CPU socket
Load Lever
Plastic cap is
released from
the load plate
if CPU properly installed.
Chapter 2: Installation
Installation and Removal of the Heatsink
1.
Do not apply any thermal grease to the
CEK Passive Heatsink
heatsink or the CPU die-the required
amount has already been applied.
2.
Place the heatsink on top of the CPU
so that the four mounting holes are
aligned with those on the retention
mechanism.
3.
Screw#1
Screw#2
Screw in two diagonal screws (ie the
#1 and the #2 screws) until just snug (do not over tighten the screws to avoid
possible damage to the CPU.)
4.
Screw#1
Finish the installation by fully tightening all four screws.
Screw#2
To Remove the Heatsink
Warning: We do not recommend that the CPU or the heatsink be re-
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moved. However, if you do need to uninstall the heatsink, please follow
the instructions below to uninstall the heatsink to prevent damage done
to the CPU or the CPU socket.
1.
Unscrew and remove the heatsink screws
from the motherboard in the sequence as
show in the picture on the right.
2.
Hold the heatsink as shown in the picture on the right and gently wriggle the
heatsink to loosen it from the CPU. (Do
not use excessive force when wriggling
the heatsink!!)
3.
Once the CPU is loosened, remove the
heatsink from the CPU socket.
4.
Clean the surface of the CPU and the
heatsink to get rid of the old thermal
grease. Reapply the proper amount of
thermal grease on the surface before you
re-install the CPU and the heatsink.
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Installing DIMMs
Note: Check the Supermicro web site for recommended memory modules.
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
modules to prevent any possible damage. Also Note that the
memory is interleaved to improve performance (see step 1).
DIMM Installation (See Figure 2-2)
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with Bank
1. (Refer to the Memory Configuration Table below for more details.)
2. Insert each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the notch along
the bottom of the module to prevent inserting the DIMM module incorrectly.
3. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the slot.
Repeat for all modules (see step 1 above).
Memory Support
The X7DWA-N supports up to 64 GB fully buffered (FBD) ECC DDR2 800/667/533
in 8 DIMMs. Populating DIMM modules with a pair (or pairs) of memory modules
of the same type and same size will result in interleaved memory. For best performance, please install (a) pair(s) of DIMM modules of the same type in both
Branch 0 and Branch 1.
Memory Configuration Table
Branch1
Branch0
Number of
DIMMs
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
6 DIMMs
8 DIMMs
Bank 1
(Channel 0)
1A
1A
1A
1A
----------1B
1B
Bank 2
(Channel 1)
2A
2A
2A
2A
----------2B
2B
Bank 3
(Channel 2)
-----3A
3A
3A
---------------3B
Bank 4
(Channel 3)
-----4A
4A
4A
---------------4B
(*Notes: i. DIMM slot# specified: DIMM slot to be populated; “---“: DIMM slot not to
be populated. ii. FBD 533 MHz, 667MHz and 800 MHz DIMMs are supported;
however, we recommend that you use the memory modules of the same speed and
of the same type on a motherboard. iii. For memory to work properly, you need to
follow the restrictions listed above. )
Note 1: Different types of memory modules are supported by processors with different front side bus speeds. Refer to the Memory Support Table below.
DIMM Modules Supported by CPUs
FSB:
1600 MHz
FSB:
1333 MHz
FSB:
1066 MHz
800 MHz
Supported
Supported (Note2)
Supported (Note2)
667 MHz
Supported
Supported
Supported
533 MHz
Not Supported
Supported
Supported
CPU
DIMM
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Note 2: DDR2 FBD 800 MHz memory is supported by the processors with FSB
1333 MHz and 1066 MHz; however, it will run @667 MHz.
Note 3: Due to the OS limitations, some operating systems may not show more
than 4 GB of memory.
Note 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 Memory Availability Table
below for details.
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 and Removing DIMMs
DDR2 FBD DIMM
SUPER
®
X7DWA-N
To Remove:
Use your thumbs
to gently push
the release tabs
near both ends of
the module. This
should release it
from the slot.
To Install: Insert module vertically and press down until it
snaps into place. Pay attention to the alignment notch at
the bottom.
Top View of DDR2 FBD Slot
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Control Panel Connectors/IO Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See
Figure 2-3 below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Back Panel Connectors/IO Ports
6
5
SUPER
®
8
2
X7DWA-N
13 16
10
1
4
7
3
Back Panel I/O Port Locations and Definitions
Back Panel Connectors
1. Keyboard (Purple)
2. PS/2 Mouse (Green)
3. Back Panel USB Port 0
4. Back Panel USB Port 1
5. Back Panel USB Port 2
6. Back Panel USB Port 3
7. COM Port 1 (Turquoise)
8. Parallel Port (Printer)
9. Gigabit LAN 2
10. Gigabit LAN 1
11. Side_Surround (Grey)
12. Back_Surround (Black)
13. CEN/LFE (Orange)
14. Microphone-In (Pink)
15. Front (Green)
16. Line-In (Blue)
(See Section 2-5 for details.)
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Front Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various buttons and indicators that are normally
located on a control panel at the front of the chassis. These connectors are designed specifically for use with Supermicro server chassis. See Figure 2-4 for the
descriptions of the various control panel buttons and LED indicators. Refer to the
following section for descriptions and pin definitions.
JF1 Header Pins
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
SUPER
®
X
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
X7DWA-N
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
2
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Front Control Panel Pin Definitions
NMI Button
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The non-maskable interrupt button
header is located on pins 19 and 20
of JF1. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Power LED
Pin#
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power LED connection is located
on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
15
+3.3V
16
Ground
A. NMI
B. PWR LED
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
20
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LE1
JOH1
LAN1/2
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
SGPIO2
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
Floppy
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
IPMI
Fan3
SUPER
Slot7
®
19
8-pin PWR
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
BIOS
Ground
NMI
X
X
B Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
A
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
S I/O
Battery
Slot0
PCI-U
Ground
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
2
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
1394
CTLR
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
Fan4
Slot2
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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
disk activity (for any hard drives on
Pin#
Definition
13
+5V
the system, including Serial ATA and
14
HD Active
IDE). See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
NIC1/NIC2 LED Indicators
GLAN1/2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The NIC (Network Interface Controller) LED connection for GLAN port1
is located on pins 11 and 12 of JF1
and the LED connection for GLAN
Port2 is on Pins 9 and 10. Attach the
NIC LED cables to display network
activity. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
9/11
Vcc
10/12
Ground
A. HDD LED
B. NIC1 LED
C. NIC2 LED
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
Slot5
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
GLAN
CTLR
Floppy
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
IPMI
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Compact Flash
Slot7
NMI
X
X
Vcc
Power LED
HDD LED
Vcc
B NIC1 LED
Vcc
C
Vcc
A
SGPIO2
Fan3
SUPER
®
19
Ground
LE1
JOH1
LAN1/2
20
8-pin PWR
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
NIC2 LED
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
Ground
Ground
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
2
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
1394
CTLR
Fan4
Slot2
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Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
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Overheat/Fan Fail LED (OH)
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Connect an LED to the OH/Fan Fail
connection on pins 7 and 8 of JF1
Pin#
Definition
7
Vcc
to provide advanced warnings of
chassis overheating or fan failure.
8
Ground
Refer to the table on the right for pin
OH/Fan Fail Indicator
Status
definitions.
State
Power Fail LED
Definition
Off
Normal
On
Overheat
Flashing
Fan Fail
PWR Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power Fail LED connection is
located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin#
Definition
5
Vcc
6
Ground
A. OH/Fan Fail LED
B. PWR Supply Fail
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
20
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
COM1
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
FP Control Fan1
USB 0/
1/2/3
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LE1
JOH1
LAN1/2
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
SGPIO2
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Floppy
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Compact Flash
®
IPMI
Fan3
SUPER
Slot7
BIOS
Ground
NMI
X
X
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
A
B
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
19
8-pin PWR
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Ground
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
2
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
1394
CTLR
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
Fan4
Slot2
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Reset Button
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Reset Button connection is located
on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach it to the
Pin#
Definition
hardware reset switch on the computer
case. Refer to the table on the right for
3
Reset
4
Ground
pin definitions.
Power Button
The Power Button connection is located
on pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily
contacting both pins will power on/off
the system. This button can also be configured to function as a suspend button
(with a setting in the BIOS - see Chapter
4). To turn off the power when set to suspend mode, press the button for at least
seconds or longer. Refer to the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
1
Signal
2
+3V Standby
A. Reset Button
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
B. PWR Button
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
COM1
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LE1
JOH1
LAN1/2
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Floppy
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
IPMI
GLAN
CTLR
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
SGPIO2
Compact Flash
®
Fan3
SUPER
Slot7
20
8-pin PWR
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
BIOS
South Bridge
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
A
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
2
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
1394
CTLR
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
Fan4
Slot2
2-13
1
B
X7DWA-N User's Manual
2-6
Connecting Cables
ATX Power 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions (JPW1)
ATX Main PWR & CPU
PWR Connectors
Pin#
Definition
13
+3.3V
1
+3.3V
The 24-pin main power connector
14
-12V
2
+3.3V
(JPW1) is used to provide power to
15
COM
3
COM
the motherboard. The 8-pin CPU
PWR connector (JPW3) is also
16
PS_ON
4
+5V
17
COM
5
COM
required for the processors. These
18
COM
6
+5V
power connectors meet the SSI EPS
19
COM
7
COM
12V specification. See the table on
the right for pin definitions of these
connectors.
20
Res (NC)
8
PWR_OK
21
+5V
9
5VSB
22
+5V
10
+12V
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
COM
12
+3.3V
4-Pin Power Connectors
Pin #
Definition
(Required)
In addition to the ATX main power
and the CPU PWR connectors, the
4-pin 12V PWR connector, located
at JPW2, is also required to provide
power to the South Bridge, North
Bridge and all VRMs. Use the 4-pin
12V/5V PWR connector at JPW4 to
provide additional power to the addon cards installed on the PCI-E slots
when needed. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Pins
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
Pins
3 and 4
+12V
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
FP Control Fan1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
JOH1
LE1
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
JIDE2
IDE1
Floppy
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE1
SGPIO2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
1394
CTLR
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-14
Fan4
Slot2
Pins
1
Definition
+12V
2 and 3
4
GND
+5V
(Used when needed)
8-pin PWR
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
SUPER
4-pin Power Connector
Pin Definitions (JPW4)
(Required)
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
Slot7
+12V
Ground
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
LAN1/2
5 through 8
Definition
B
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Ground
1 and 2
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
COM1
1 through 4
12V 4-pin Power Connector
Pin Definitions (JPW2)
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
Definition
(Required)
A
D C
KB/
Mouse
12V 8-pin Power Connector Pin Definitions (JPW3)
A. 24-pin ATX PWR
B. 8-pin Processor PWR
C.4-pin12V PWR (JPW2)
D. 4-pin PWR (JPW4)
Chapter 2: Installation
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Back Panel USB
(USB0/1/2/3)
There are six USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) ports/headers on the motherboard. Four Back Panel USB ports
(USB #0, #1, #2 & #3) are located at
JUSB1, and the other two are Front
Panel Accessible USB headers (USB
#4 & #5). These two FP USB headers
are located at JUSB2. See the tables
on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definitions
1
+5V
2
PO-
3
PO+
4
Ground
5
N/A
Front Panel USB
Pin Definitions (USB4/5)
USB4
Pin #
Definition
Chassis Intrusion
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
5
Key
5
No connection
A Chassis Intrusion header is located
at JL1 on the motherboard. Attach the
appropriate cable from the chassis
to inform you of a chassis intrusion
when the chassis is opened.
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
Pin#
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
A. Back panel USB Ports #0,
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
8-pin PWR
A
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
JOH1
LAN1/2
LE1
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
SGPIO2
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
IPMB
FP Audio
Slot0
PCI-U
1394
CTLR
S I/O
JI2C1
JI2C2
Battery
B
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-15
C
Fan4
Slot2
USB5
Pin #
Definition
#1, #2, #3
B. Front Panel USB #4,# 5
C. Chassis Intrusion
X7DWA-N User's Manual
Fan Headers
The X7DWA-N has eight chassis/
system fan headers (Fan1 to Fan8),
Fan Header
Pin Definitions (Fan1-8)
including two CPU Fans (Fans 7/8).
See the table on the right for pin definitions. The onboard fans are controlled
by Thermal Management via BIOS
Hardware Monitor in the Advanced
Setting. (Default: Disabled)
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
+12V
3
Tachometer
4
PWR Modulation
Note: When using Thermal Management setting, please use all 3-pin fans
or all 4-pin fans on the motherboard.
F E
G
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
KB/
Mouse
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
A
8-pin PWR
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
B
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
JIDE2
JIDE1
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
IPMI
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
SGPIO2
HC
X7DWA-N
Fan3
Slot7
®
Floppy
SUPER
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-16
D
Fan4
Slot2
B. Fan 2
C. Fan 3
D. Fan 4
E. Fan 5
F. Fan 6
LE1
JOH1
LAN1/2
A. Fan 1
G. Fan 7 (CPU Fan 1)
H. Fan 8 (CPU Fan 2)
Chapter 2: Installation
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and
PS/2 Mouse Ports
PS/2 Keyboard and
Mouse Port Pin
Definitions
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and the PS/2
Pin#
Definition
mouse are located at JKM1. See the
1
Data
table on the right for pin definitions.
(The mouse port is above the key-
2
NC
3
Ground
board port. See the table on the right
4
VCC
for pin definitions.)
5
Clock
6
NC
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1/COM2)
Serial Ports
Pin #
COM1 is a connector located on the
IO Backpanel, and COM2 is a header
located at JCOM2. JCOM2 can be
accessed from the front panel by
using the optional cable kit. 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
(Pin 10 is available on COM2
only. NC: No Connection.)
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
8-pin PWR
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
COM1
A. Keyboard/Mouse
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
B
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
JOH1
LAN1/2
LE1
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
SGPIO2
JIDE1
A
KB/
Mouse
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
IPMB
FP Audio
Slot0
PCI-U
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
C
2-17
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
JCOM2
Fan4
Slot2
B. COM1
C. COM2
X7DWA-N User's Manual
Wake-On-Ring
The Wake-On-Ring header is designated JWOR. This function allows
Wake-On-Ring
Pin Definitions
(JWOR)
your computer to receive and be
"awakened" by an incoming call to
Pin#
Definition
the modem when the system is in
1
Ground
the suspend state. See the table on
2
Wake-up
the right for pin definitions. You must
have a Wake-On-Ring card and cable
to use this feature.
Wake-On-LAN
Wake-On-LAN
Pin Definitions
(JWOL)
The Wake-On-LAN header is located
at JWOL on the motherboard. See
the table on the right for pin definitions. (You must also have a LAN
card with a Wake-On-LAN connector
and cable to use this feature.)
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
Wake-up
A. WOR
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
8-pin PWR
USB 0/
1/2/3
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
JOH1
LAN1/2
LE1
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
SGPIO2
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
Pin#
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
IPMB
FP Audio
1394
CTLR
S I/O
JI2C1
JI2C2
Slot0
PCI-U
B
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-18
Fan4
APCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot2
B. WOL
Chapter 2: Installation
GLAN 1/2 (Giga-bit
Ethernet Ports)
GLAN1
Two G-bit Ethernet ports are located
at JLAN1 on the IO backplane. This
GLAN2
port accepts RJ45 type cables.
Power LED/Speaker
On the JD1 header, pins 1-3 are for
a power LED and pins 4-7 are for the
speaker. See the table on the right for
speaker pin definitions.
Speaker Connector
Pin Definitions
Pin Setting
Note: The speaker connector pins
are for use with an external speaker.
If you wish to use the onboard
speaker, you should close pins 6-7
with a jumper.
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
Pins 6-7
Internal Speaker
Pins 4-7
External Speaker
A. GLAN1/2
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
8-pin PWR
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
PW LEDSPK Fan2
B
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
A
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
JOH1
LAN1/2
LE1
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
SGPIO2
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-19
Fan4
Slot2
Definition
B. PWR LED/Speaker
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Power Supply Failure
PWR Supply Fail LED
Pin Definitions
Connect a cable from your power
supply to the PSF(Power Supply
Failure) header at JP3 to provide a
warning of power supply failure. This
Pin#
Definition
1
PWR 1: Fail
2
PWR 2: Fail
3
PWR 3: Fail
4
Signal: Alarm Reset
warning signal is passed through the
PWR_LED pin to indicate of a power
failure on the chassis. See the table
Note: This feature is only available when using
on the right for pin definitions.
Supermicro redundant power supplies.
Overheat LED
Pin Definitions
Overheat LED/Fan Fail
(JOH1)
The JOH1 header is used to connect
an LED to provide warnings of chassis overheat. This LED will blink to
indicate a fan failure. Refer to the
table on right for pin definitions.
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
Definition
1
5vDC
2
OH Active
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions
State
Message
Solid
Overheat
Blinking
Fan Fail
A
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
A. Power Fault
8-pin PWR
USB 0/
1/2/3
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LE1
JOH1
LAN1/2
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
SGPIO2
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-20
Fan4
Slot2
B. Overheat LED
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
Pin#
B
Chapter 2: Installation
Alarm Reset
If three power supplies are installed
Alarm Reset
Pin Definitions
and Alarm Reset (JAR) is enabled,
the system will notify you when any
of the three power modules fails.
Pin Setting
Connect JAR to a micro-switch to
Definition
Pin 1
Ground
Pin 2
+5V
enable you to turn off the alarm that
is activated when a power module
fails. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
PWR SMB
Pin Definitions
Power SMB (I 2C) Connector
Power SMB (I 2C) Connector (J17)
monitors power supply, fan and system temperatures. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Clock
2
Data
3
PWR Fail
4
Ground
5
+3.3V
B
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
A. Alarm Reset
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
A
8-pin PWR
FP Control Fan1
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
JOH1
LAN1/2
LE1
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
SGPIO2
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
2
Buzzer
2
JI C4JI C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-21
Fan4
Slot2
B. PWR SMB
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Compact Flash Card PWR
Connector
Compact Flash Card PWR
Connector
A Compact Flash Card Power Connector
is located at JWF1. For the Compact Flash
Jumper Definition
Card to work properly, you will also need
to configure JCF1 properly and connect
On
Compact Flash
Power On
Off
Compact Flash
Power Off
the Compact Flash Card power cable
to JWF1 first. Refer to the board layout
below for the location.
SGPIO Headers
SGPIO
Pin Definitions
There are two SGPIO (Serial General
Purpose Input/Output) headers (J29,
J30) located on the motherboard. These
headers support serial link interfaces for
the onboard serial link (SATA or SAS)
connectors. See the table on the right
for pin defi nitions. Refer to the board
layout below for the location.
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
Definition
Pin
Definition
1
NC
2
NC
3
Ground
4
DATA Out
5
Load
6
Ground
7
Clock
8
NC
Note: NC= No Connections
A. Compact Flash PWR
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
8-pin PWR
USB 0/
1/2/3
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
JOH1
LE1
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
SGPIO2
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
Slot5 PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
A
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
IPMI
Fan3
®
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-22
Fan4
Slot2
C. SGPIO 2
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
LAN1/2
B. SGPIO 1
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
Pin#
B
C
Chapter 2: Installation
High Definition Audio (HD Audio)
Orange:
CEN/LFE
Blue: Line-In
10DAC channels, simultaneously supporting 7.1
sound playback with 2 channels of independent
Black: Back
Surround
Green:Front
stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through
Grey: Side
Surround
Pink: Mic-In
The X7DWA-N features a 7.1+2 Channel High
Definition Audio (HDA) (JC1) codecs that provides
the front panel stereo out (for front L&R, rear
L&R), center and subwoofer speakers. Use the
advanced software included in the CD-ROM with
your motherboard to enable this function. Sound
is then output through the Line-In, Line-Out and
MIC jacks (see the graphics at right). Enable this
feature in the BIOS to use this feature.
CD Header
A 4-pin CD header is located at CD1 and a Front
Pane Accessible Audio header is located at JC2
on the motherboard. This headers allow you to
use the onboard sound for audio CD playback.
Connect an audio cable from your CD drive to
the CD header that fits your cable's connector.
Only one CD header can be used at any time.
See the tables at right for pin definitions. (Refer
to the next page for the FP Audio.)
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
8-pin PWR
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
JOH1
CD1
LE1
C
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
A
Slot5
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
Compact Flash
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
SGPIO2
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
HD
Audio
IDE1
LAN1/2
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
B
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-23
Fan4
Slot2
Pin#
Definition
1
Left
2
Ground
3
Ground
4
Right
A. BP HD Audio
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
CD1 Pin Definition
B. FP Accessible Audio
C. CD1
X7DWA-N User's Manual
Front Panel Audio Control
When front panel headphones are plugged
FP Audio
Pin Definitions
in, the back panel audio output is disabled.
This is done through the FP Audio header
(JC2). If the front panel interface card is
Pin#
Defin.
1
MIC_L
not connected to the front panel audio
2
AUD_GND
header, jumpers should be installed on
3
MIC_R
4
FP-Audio-Detect
5
Line_2_R
the header (JC2) pin pairs: 1-2, 5-6, and
9-10. If these jumpers are not installed,
6
Ground
the back panel line out connector will
7
FP-Jack-Detect
be disabled and microphone input Pin
8
Key
1 will be left floating, which can lead to
excessive back panel microphone noise
and cross talk. See the table below for
pin definitions.
9
Line_2_L
10
Ground
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
A. FP Accessible Audio
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
8-pin PWR
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
JOH1
LAN1/2
LE1
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
SGPIO2
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
A
JWOR
Slot1
FP Audio
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
Slot0
PCI-U
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-24
Fan4
Slot2
Chapter 2: Installation
1394-1/1394-2 Connections
1394-1
Pin Definitions
1394-1 and 1394-2 provide the IEEE
Pin#
Defin.
Pin#
Defin
1394 Fire-Wire connections on the
1
PTPA0+
2
PTPA0-
motherboard. See the tables on the
right for pin definitions.
3
GND
4
GND
5
PTPB0+
6
PTPB0-
7
PWR 1394
8
PWR 1394
10
ZX
1394-2
Pin Definitions
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
Defin.
1
PTPA1+
2
PTPA1-
3
GND
4
GND
5
PTPB1+
6
PTPB1-
7
PWR 1394
8
PWR 1394
10
ZY
8-pin PWR
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LE1
JOH1
LAN1/2
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
SGPIO2
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
2
Buzzer
2
JI C4JI C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
IPMB
FP Audio
Slot0
PCI-U
1394
CTLR
S I/O
JI2C1
JI2C2
Battery
A B
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-25
Fan4
Slot2
Pin#
Defin
A. 1394-1 Fire-Wire
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
Pin#
B. 1394-2 Fire-Wire
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Jumper Settings
Explanation of
Jumpers
Connector
Pins
3
2
1
3
2
1
To m o di f y t he o p er at i o n of t he
motherboard, jumpers can be used
to choose between optional settings.
Jumpers create shorts between two
Jumper
Cap
pins to change the function of the
connector. Pin 1 is identified with a
Setting
square solder pad on the printed circuit
board. See the motherboard layout
pages for jumper locations.
Pin 1-2 short
Note: On two pin jumpers, "Closed"
means the jumper is on and "Open"
means the jumper is off the pins.
GLAN Enable/Disable
GLAN Enable
Jumper Settings
JPL1 enables or disables GL AN
Port1 and GLAN Port2 on the motherboard. See the table on the right for
jumper settings. The default setting
is enabled.
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
Definition
1-2
Enabled (default)
2-3
Disabled
A. GLAN Ports1/2 Enable
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
8-pin PWR
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
JOH1
LAN1/2
LE1
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
SGPIO2
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
A
Slot5
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
Pin#
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-26
Fan4
Slot2
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 CMOS.
Note: For an ATX power supply, you must completely shut down the system, remove
the AC power cord and then short JBT1 to clear CMOS.
Watch Dog Enable/Disable
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings (JWD)
Watch Dog is a system monitor that can
reboot the system when a software application hangs. Close pins 1-2 to reset the
system if an application hangs. Close pins
2-3 to generate a non-maskable interrupt
signal for the application that hangs. See
the table on the right for jumper settings.
Watch Dog must also be enabled in the
BIOS.
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LE1
JOH1
LAN1/2
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
SGPIO2
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
JWD
Slot3
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
BIOS
South Bridge
B
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
A
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
IPMB
FP Audio
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-27
Fan4
Slot2
Pins 1-2
Reset
(default)
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
A. Clear CMOS
FP Control Fan1
USB 0/
1/2/3
Definition
8-pin PWR
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
Jumper Setting
B. Watch Dog Enable
X7DWA-N User's Manual
3rd PWR Supply PWR Fault
Detect (J3P)
The system can notify you in the event
3rd PWR Supply PWR Fault
Jumper Settings
of a power supply failure. This feature is
available when three power supply units
are installed in the chassis with one act-
Jumper Setting
Closed
Enabled
ing as a backup. If you only have one
Open
Disabled (Default)
Definition
or two power supply units installed, you
should disable this (the default setting)
with J3P to prevent false alarms.
SMB to PCI-X/PCI-E Slots
Speeds
2
2
Jumpers JI C1/JI C2 allow you to connect PCI-X slots to the System Manage2
2
ment Bus, and Jumpers JI C3/JI C4 al-
SMBus to PCI-X/PCI-Exp Slots
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
low you to connect PCI-Exp. Slots to the
System Management Bus for enhanced
power management. The default setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled (Default)
is to close pins 2-3 to disable the connection. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
A. 3rd PWR Fail
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
A
8-pin PWR
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
JOH1
LAN1/2
LE1
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
SGPIO2
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
PCI 33 MHz
JI2C4JI2C3
Slot2
JWOR
Slot1
Buzzer
C
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
B
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-28
Fan4
Slot3
B. SMB to PCI-X slots
C. SMB to PCI-E slots
Chapter 2: Installation
Compact Flash Master/Slave
Select
A Compact Flash Master/Slave Select
Jumper is located at JCF1. Close this
Compact Flash Card Master/
Slave Select
jumper to enable Compact Flash Card. For
the Compact Flash Card or the Compact
Jumper Definition
Flash Jumper (JCF1) to work properly, you
Open
Slave
will need to connect the Compact Flash
Closed
Master
Card power cable to JWF1 first. Refer to
the board layout below for the location.
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
A. Compact Flash Master/
8-pin PWR
USB 0/
1/2/3
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
JOH1
LAN1/2
LE1
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
SGPIO2
A
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
Slot5 PCI-33MHz
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
GLAN
CTLR
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
IPMI
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-29
Fan4
Slot2
Slave Select
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2-8
Onboard Indicators
GLAN LEDs
Activity
Link
LED
LED
There are two GLAN ports on the motherboard. Each Gigabit Ethernet LAN port
has two LEDs. The green LED indicates
activity, while the Link LED may be
green, amber or off to indicate the speed
Activity
Link
LED
LED
Rear View
of the connection. See the tables at right
for more information.
GLAN Activity Indicator
Color
Status
Definition
Green
Flashing
Active
GLAN Link Indicator
LED Color
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
No Connection or 10 Mbps
Green (On)
100 Mbps
Amber (On)
1 Gbps
A. GLAN Ports1/2 LEDs
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
8-pin PWR
USB 0/
1/2/3
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
A
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
JOH1
LAN1/2
LE1
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
SGPIO2
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
Definition
Off
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-30
Fan4
Slot2
Chapter 2: Installation
Overheat LED (JOH1)
Overheat LED
Pin Definitions
The JOH1 header is used to connect an
LED to provide warnings in the event of
chassis overheating. Refer to the layout
below for the location. Also See the table
Pin#
Definition
1
5vDC
2
OH Active
on the right for pin definitions.
Onboard Power LED (LE1)
There is an Onboard Power LED (LE1)
located on the motherboard. When LE1
is off, the system is off. When the green
light is on, the system is on. When the
LED is on, the power is on. Unplug the
power cable before removing or installing
components. See the layout below for the
LED location.
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
Pin Definitions
LED Color
Definition
Off
System Off
Blinking
Standby
On
System On
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
8-pin PWR
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
COM1
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
BA
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LE1
JOH1
LAN1/2
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
SGPIO2
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
Onboard PWR LED Indicator (LE1)
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-31
Fan4
Slot2
A. Overheat LED
B. Onboard PWR LED
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Parallel Port, Floppy Drive, Hard Disk Drive, PCI-U
Slot and IPMI Connections
Note the following when connecting the floppy and hard disk drive cables:
•
The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
•
A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1.
•
A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors to
provide for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires always
connects to drive A, and the connector that does not have twisted wires always
connects to drive B.
Parallel (Printer) Port Connector
Pin Definitions
Parallel (Printer) Port
Connector
The parallel (printer) port is located
at J21. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
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-
Data Bit 3
10
GND
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
PE
24
Write Gate
25
SLCT
26
NC
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
A
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LE1
JOH1
LAN1/2
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
SGPIO2
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
IPMI
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
A. Parallel Port
8-pin PWR
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
COM1
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-32
Fan4
Slot2
Definition
11
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
Pin #
9
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
Pin#
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Floppy Connector
Floppy Drive Connector
Pin Definitions (Floppy)
The floppy connector is located at
Pin#
Definition
J22. See the table below for pin
1
Ground
2
FDHDIN
definitions.
3
Ground
4
Reserved
5
Key
6
FDEDIN
7
Ground
8
Index
9
Ground
10
Motor Enable
11
Ground
12
Drive Select B
13
Ground
14
Drive Select B
15
Ground
16
Motor Enable
17
Ground
18
DIR
19
Ground
20
STEP
21
Ground
22
Write Data
23
Ground
24
Write Gate
25
Ground
26
Track 00
27
Ground
28
Write Protect
29
Ground
30
Read Data
31
Ground
32
Side 1 Select
33
Ground
34
Diskette
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
FP Control Fan1
USB 0/
1/2/3
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LE1
JOH1
LAN1/2
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
Slot5
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
GLAN
CTLR
A
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
IPMI
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
JIDE2
SGPIO2
X7DWA-N
Fan3
®
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-33
Fan4
Slot2
Definition
A. Floppy
8-pin PWR
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
Pin #
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IPMI Slot
There is a IPMI Slot located at Slot
7 (J16) on the motherboard. Refer to
the layout below for the SIMLP IPMI
Slot location.
PCI-U Universal Slot
PCI-U Slot, located on PCI-Slot 0
(J31), is a PCI-E x8 connector specially designed for Supermicro's storage devices to add SATA/SAS and
LAN connections to the motherboard.
This slot can also support other compatible PCI-E devices. Refer to the
layout below for the location.
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
A. IPMI Slot
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
8-pin PWR
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
JOH1
LAN1/2
LE1
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
GLAN
CTLR
Fan3
A
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
Floppy
®
IPMI
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
SUPER
Slot7
SGPIO2
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA3
B1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOLSATA1
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-34
Fan4
Slot2
B. PCI-U Slot
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IDE Connectors
IDE Drive Connectors
Pin Definitions
There are two IDE Connectors
Pin#
Definition
(JIDE1: Blue, JIDE2: White) on
1
Reset IDE
2
Ground
3
Host Data 7
4
Host Data 8
5
Host Data 6
6
Host Data 9
the Primary IDE Drive. The white
7
Host Data 5
8
Host Data 10
IDE connector (JIDE2) is desig-
9
Host Data 4
10
Host Data 11
nated the Secondary IDE Drive,
11
Host Data 3
12
Host Data 12
reserved for Compact Flash Card
use only. (See the Note below.)
13
Host Data 2
14
Host Data 13
15
Host Data 1
16
Host Data 14
See the table on the right for pin
17
Host Data 0
18
Host Data 15
definitions.
19
Ground
20
Key
21
DRQ3
22
Ground
23
I/O Write
24
Ground
25
I/O Read
26
Ground
27
IOCHRDY
28
BALE
29
DACK3
30
Ground
31
IRQ14
32
IOCS16
33
Addr1
34
Ground
35
Addr0
36
Addr2
37
Chip Select 0
38
Chip Select 1
39
Activity
40
Ground
the motherboard. The blue IDE
connector (JIDE1) is designated
Note: JIDE2 (the white slot) is
reserved for Compact Flash Card
only. Do not use it for other devices. If JIDE2 is populated with
a Compact Flash Card, JIDE1
(the blue slot) will be available for
one device only. For the Compact
Flash Card to work properly, you
will need to connect a power cable
to JWF1 first.
Fan6 Fan5
4-Pin 24-Pin ATX PWR
4-Pin PWR PWR
8-pin PWR
FP Control Fan1
DIMM 4B (Bank 4)
USB 0/
1/2/3
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3B (Bank 3)
COM1
CPU1
PW LEDSPK Fan2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
Parrallel
Port
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LE1
JOH1
LAN1/2
CD1
CPU2
SGPIO1
North Bridge
HD
Audio
Slot5
ESB2
Slot4
PCI-Exp x16
IDE1
JWF1
JCF1
JPL1
PCI-33MHz
Compact Flash
CPU
Fan2
Fan8
Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
GLAN
CTLR
JIDE2
X7DWA-N
IPMI
Fan3
®
BA
SGPIO2
Floppy
SUPER
Slot7
BIOS
South Bridge
JWD
Slot3
PCI 33 MHz
Buzzer
JI2C4JI2C3
JWOR
Slot1
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
JI2C1
JI2C2
PCI-X 133/100 MHz
1394
CTLR
S I/O
Battery
C
Slot0
PCI-U
Clear
CMOS
Cha. Intru.
JBT1
IPMB
FP Audio
SATA1 SATA3
1394-1 1394-2 USB4/5JWOL
SATA0 SATA2
SATA5
SATA4
JCOM2
2-35
Fan4
Slot2
Definition
A. IDE#1
CPU Fan7
Fan 1
SMB_PS PSF
J3P JAR
JIDE1
KB/
Mouse
Pin #
B. IDE#2 (Compact Flash)
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Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting Procedures
Use the following procedures to troubleshoot your system. If you have followed
all of the procedures below and still need assistance, refer to the ‘Technical Support Procedures’ and/or ‘Returning Merchandise for Service’ section(s) in this
chapter.
Note: Always disconnect the power cord before adding, changing or installing any hardware components.
Before Power On
1. Make sure that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and chassis.
2. Disconnect all ribbon/wire cables from the motherboard, including those for the
keyboard and mouse.
3. Remove all add-on cards.
4. Install one CPU (making sure it is fully seated) and connect the chassis
speaker and the power LED to the motherboard. (Check all jumper settings
as well.)
No Power
1. Make sure that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and chassis..
2. Make sure that all jumpers are set to their default positions.
3. Check that the 115V/230V switch on the power supply is properly set.
4. Turn the power switch on and off to test the system.
5. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to make sure that it still
supplies ~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
No Video
1. If the power is on but you have no video, remove all the add-on cards and
cables.
2. Use the speaker to determine if any beep codes exist. Refer to Appendix B 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, reset the memory or try a different one.)
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Losing the System’s Setup Configuration
1. Make that you are using a high quality power supply. A poor quality power
supply may cause the system to lose the CMOS setup information. Refer to
Section 1-6 for details on recommended power supplies.
2. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies ~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
3. If the above steps do not fix the Setup Configuration problem, contact your
vendor for repairs.
Note
If you are a system integrator, VAR or OEM, a POST diagnostics
card is recommended. For I/O port 80h codes, refer to App. B.
Memory Errors
1. Make sure the DIMM modules are properly and fully installed.
2. Check if different speeds of DIMMs have been installed, and make sure that
the BIOS setup is configured for the fastest speed of RAM used. It is recommended to use the same RAM speed for all DIMMs in the system.
3. Make sure you are using the correct type of DDR2 FBD (Fully Buffered) ECC
800/667/533 SDRAM (recommended by the manufacturer). Also make sure
that the type of memory used is supported by the CPU installed on the motherboard. Refer to Page 2-6 for more information.
4. Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping a single module between
four slots and noting the results.
5. Make sure all memory modules are fully seated in their slots. As an interleaved
memory scheme is used, you must install two modules at a time, beginning
with 1A, then 1B, and so on (see Page 2-6).
6. Check the position of the 115V/230V switch on the power supply.
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Technical Support Procedures
Before contacting Technical Support, please take the following steps. Also, Note
that as a motherboard manufacturer, Super Micro does not sell directly to end-users, so it is best to first check with your distributor or reseller for troubleshooting
services. They should know of any possible problem(s) with the specific system
configuration that was sold to you.
1. Please go through the ‘Troubleshooting Procedures’ and 'Frequently Asked
Question' (FAQ) sections in this chapter or see the FAQs on our web site
(http://www.supermicro.com/support/faqs/) before contacting Technical
Support.
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2. BIOS upgrades can be downloaded from our web site at (http://www.supermicro.
com/support/bios/)
Note: Not all BIOS can be flashed; it depends on the modifications to the
boot block code.
3. If you still cannot resolve the problem, include the following information when
contacting Super Micro for technical support:
• Motherboard model and PCB revision number
• BIOS release date/version (this can be seen on the initial display when your
system first boots up)
•System configuration
An example of a Technical Support form is on our web site at (http://www.
supermicro.com/support/contact.cfm).
4. Distributors: For immediate assistance, please have your account number
ready when placing a call to our technical support department. We can be
reached by e-mail at support@supermicro.com or by fax at: (408) 503-8000,
option 2.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What are the various types of memory that my motherboard can
support?
Answer: The X7DWA-N has eight 240-pin DIMM slots that support DDR2 FBD
ECC 800/667/533 SDRAM modules. It is strongly recommended that you do not
mix memory modules of different speeds and sizes.
Question: How do I update my BIOS?
Answer: 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 USB device. Run the
batch file using the format flash.bat filename.rom from your bootable USB device 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
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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.
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.
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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.
For faster service, you can also request a RMA authorization online (http://www.
supermicro.com/support/rma/).
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damage incurred in shipping or from failure due to the alternation, misuse, abuse or improper
maintenance of products.
During the warranty period, contact your distributor first for any product problems.
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Chapter 4: BIOS
Chapter 4
BIOS
4-1
Introduction
This chapter describes the Phoenix BIOS™ Setup utility for the X7DWA-N. The
Phoenix ROM BIOS is stored in a flash chip and can be easily upgraded using a
floppy disk-based program.
Note: Due to periodic changes to the BIOS, some settings may have been added
or deleted and might not yet be recorded in this manual. Please refer to the Manual
Download area of the Supermicro web site <http://www.supermicro.com> for any
changes to the BIOS that may not be reflected in this manual.
System BIOS
BIOS is the Basic Input Output System used in all IBM ® PC, XT™, AT®, and PS/2 ®
compatible computers. The Phoenix BIOS utility stores the system parameters,
types of disk drives, video displays, etc. in the CMOS. 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
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.
Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible POST (Power On Self Test) routine is the memory test.
As the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu
of the BIOS Setup utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup
screens, such as the Security and Power menus. Beginning with Section 4-3,
detailed descriptions are given for each parameter setting in the Setup utility.
Warning: Do not shut down or reset the system while updating BIOS
to prevent possible boot failure.
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Running Setup
Default settings are in bold text unless otherwise Noted.
The BIOS setup options described in this section are selected by choosing the
appropriate text from the main BIOS Setup screen. All displayed text is described
in this section although the screen display is often all you need to understand how
to set the options as shown on the following page.
When you first power on the computer, the Phoenix BIOS™ is immediately activated.
While the BIOS is in control, the Setup program can be activated in one of two
ways:
1.
By pressing <Delete> immediately after turning the 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
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  icon. With the item highlighted,
press the <Enter> key to access the submenu.
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Main BIOS Setup Menu
Main Setup Features
System Time
To set the system date and time, key in the correct information in the appropriate
fields. Then press the <Enter> key to save the data.
System Date
Using the arrow keys, highlight the month, day and year fi elds, 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 fl oppy 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.
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave, SATA Port 1, SATA Port 2, SATA
Port 3 and SATA Port 4
These settings allow the user to set the parameters for the slots indicated
above. Press <Enter> to activate the following submenu screen for options of
these items. Set the correct configurations accordingly. The items included in
the submenu are:
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Type
This option allows the user to select the type of the HDD drive. Select Auto
for 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.
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 Channel 0
Master Device via the LBA mode. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
32 Bit I/O
This option allows the user to enable or disable the function of 32-bit data
transfer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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.
Parallel ATA
This setting allows the user to enable the function of Parallel ATA. The options
are Disabled, and Enable.
Serial ATA
Select Enabled to enable Serial ATA support. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
Native Mode Operation (Available when the SATA Controller Mode
Option is set to Compatible.)
This option allows the user to select the native mode for ATA. The options
are Serial ATA and Auto. Note: Some operating systems might not be
supported by Native Mode.
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SATA Controller Mode Option
Select Compatible for the BIOS to automatically detect the SATA and PATA
drives and place them in the Legacy Mode. Select Enhanced (non-AHCI) for
the BIOS to automatically detect the SATA and PATA drives and place them
in the Native IDE Mode. (Note: The Enhanced mode is supported by the
Windows 2000 or a later version of OS.)
When the SATA Controller Mode is set to Enhanced, the following items will
display:
Serial ATA (SATA) RAID Enable
Select Enable to enable Serial ATA RAID Functions. (For the Windows OS
environment, use the RAID driver if this feature is set to Enabled. When this
item is set to Enabled, the following option "ICH RAID Code Base" will become
available, so you can use Intel or Adaptec Host RAID firmware to configure
your RAID settings. If SATA RAID is set to Disabled, the item-SATA AHCI
Enable will be available.) The options are Enabled and Disabled.
ICH RAID Code Base
Select Intel to enable Intel's SATA RAID fi rmware. Select Adaptec to use
Adaptec's HostRAID firmware. The options are Intel and Adaptec.
SATA AHCI Enable
Select Enable to enable Serial ATA Advanced Host Interface support. (Take
caution when using this function. It is for advanced programmers only. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.)
System Memory
This display informs you how much system memory is detected by the BIOS in
the system.
Extended Memory
This display informs you how much extended memory is detected by the BIOS
in the system.
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Advanced Setup
Choose Advanced from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. The items with a triangle beside them have sub
menus that can be accessed by highlighting the item and pressing <Enter>.
Boot 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.
QuietBoot Mode
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the graphic logo screen during bootup.
POST Errors
Set to Enabled to display POST Error Messages if an error occurs during bootup.
If set to Disabled, the system will continue to boot without displaying any error
message even when a boot error occurs.
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
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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.
EFI OS Boot
If enabled, this feature provides support for EFI OS booting. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
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 a predefined time period. 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.
Memory Cache
Cache System BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system memory to be
used as a System BIOS buffer to allow the BIOS to write (cache) data into this
reserved memory area. Select Write Protect to enable the function and reserve
this area for the 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 to write (cache) data into this
reserved memory area. Select Write Protect to enable the function and reserve
this area for the Video BIOS ROM access only. Select Uncached to disable this
function and make this area available for other devices.
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Cache Base 0-512K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the base memory area: block
0-512K to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the 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 the 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 or 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 the CPU to write data back
directly from the buffer without writing data to the system memory to speed up
CPU's operation. The options are Uncached, Write Through, Write Protect, and
Write Back.
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 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 extended memory area above
1 MB. Select Write Back to allow the 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.
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PCI Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings for PCI devices.
Onboard GLAN1/Onboard GLAN2 (Gigabit- LAN) OPROM Configure
Select Enabled to allow the system to boot from the GLAN1 connection or the
GLAN 2 connection. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
IPMI 3rd-LAN OPROM Configure (Available only for the IPMI with
Data LAN)
Select Enabled to allow the system to boot from the IPMI 3rd-LAN connection.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Option ROM Replacement
Set to Enabled to use the Option ROM Replacement feature. If this feature is
enabled, and the system hangs, please reboot the system and change the setting.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
ROM Scan Ordering
This feature allows the user to decide which Option ROM to be activated first. The
options are Onboard first and Add-On first.
PCI Parity Error Forwarding
The feature allows SERR and PERR errors detected in PCI slots to be sent
(forwarded) to the BIOS DMI Event Log for the user to review. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
PCI Fast Delayed Transaction
Enable this function to improve the DMA data transfer rate for a PCI 32-bit
multimedia card. The options are Enable and Disabled.
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#1~PCI-X#2
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.
Slot0 PCI-U. x8, Slot1 PCI-X 133 MHz, Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz, Slot3
PCI-Exp. x8, Slot4 PCI-Exp x4, Slot5 PCI-Exp. x8, and Slot6 PCIExp 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,
high-throughout 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 the size of the hard drive to be accessed the OS. The options
are DOS or Other (for Unix, Novelle NetWare and other operating systems).
Advanced Chipset Control
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Warning: Take caution when changing the Advanced settings. An Incorrect value, a very high DRAM frequency or an incorrect DRAM timing may
cause system to become unstable. When this occurs, reset the setting to
the default setting.
SERR Signal Condition
This setting specifies the ECC Error conditions that an SERR# is to be asserted.
The options are None, Single Bit, Multiple Bit, and Both.
Clock Spectrum Feature
If Enabled, the BIOS will enable the Clock Spectrum feature in the Clock Generator.
It aims at reducing the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused by the
components whenever is needed. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Intel VT for Directed I/O
Select Enabled to bring up the following Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d) Configuration
submenu. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
VT-d for Direct I/O <VT-d>
Select Enabled to enable VT-d support for DRHD Structure support in the ACPI
Tables during POST. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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4GB PCI Hole Granularity
This feature allows you to select the granularity of PCI hole for PCI slots. If MTRRs
are not enough, this option may be used to reduce MTRR occupation. The options
are: 256 MB, 512 MB, 1GB and 2GB.
Memory Voltage
This feature allows the user to set the memory voltage for the onboard memory
modules. Select Auto to allow the BIOS to automatically detect the onboard
memory voltage according to the SPD (Serial Presence Detect.) Select 1.5V to
force the memory modules to run at 1.5V in order to accommodate lower power
fully buffered DIMM modules. Select 1.8V to force memory modules to run on
1.8V for testing. When set to 1.8V, damage may occur to memory modules that
only support 1.5V. The options are: Auto, 1.5V and 1.8V.
Memory Branch Mode
This option determines how the two memory branches operate. System address
space can either be interleaved between the two branches or Sequential from
one branch to another. Mirror mode allows data correction by maintaining two
copies of data in two branches. Single Channel 0 allows a single DIMM population
during system manufacturing. The options are Interleave, Sequential, Mirroring,
and Single Channel 0.
Branch 0 Rank Sparing/Branch 1 Rank Sparing
Select Enable to enable the function of memory sparing for Memory Branch 0 or
Branch 1. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Branch 0 Rank Interleaving/Branch 1 Rank Interleaving
Select enable to enable Interleaved Memory for Memory Branch 0 Rank or Branch
1 Rank. The options for Memory Interleaving are 1:1, 2:1 and 4:1.
Enhanced x8 Detection
Select Enabled to enable Enhanced x8 DRAM UC Error Detection. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Demand Scrubbing
Scrubbing is a process that allows the North Bridge to correct correctable memory
errors found on an FBD memory module. When the CPU or I/O issues a demandread command, and the read data from memory turns out to be a correctable ECC,
it is corrected and sent to the original source. Memory is updated as well. Select
Enabled to use Demand Scrubbing for ECC memory correction. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
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High Temperature DRAM Operation
When set to Enabled, the BIOS will refer to the SPD table to set the maximum
DRAM temperature. If disabled, the BIOS will set the maximum DRAM temperature
based on a predefined value. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
AMB Thermal Sensor
Select Enabled to enable the thermal sensor embedded in the Advanced Memory
Buffer on a fully buffered memory module for thermal monitoring. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Thermal Throttle
Select Enabled to enable closed-loop thermal throttling on a fully buffered (FBD)
memory module. In the closed-loop thermal environment, thermal throttling will be
activated when the temperature of the FBD DIMM module exceeds a predefined
threshold. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Global Activation Throttle
Select Enabled to enable the function of open-loop global thermal throttling on
the fully buffered (FBD) memory modules and allow global thermal throttling to
become active when the number of activate control exceeds a predefined number.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Force ITK Configuration Clocking
Select Enabled to configure FBD clock settings to support ITK testing. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Snoop Filter
Select Enabled to eliminate snoop traffic to the graphics port to greatly improve
system performance when running graphics intensive applications. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
I/OAT2
Select Enabled to use the Intel I/O AT (Acceleration Technology) to accelerate the
performance of TOE devices. (Note: A TOE device is a specialized, dedicated processor that is installed on an add-on card or a network card to handle some or all
packet processing of this add-on card. For this motherboard, the TOE device is built
inside the ESB 2 South Bridge chip.) The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Max Payload Size
Some add-on cards perform faster with the coalesce feature, which limits the payload size to 128 MB; while others, with a payload size of 256 MB which inhibits
the coalesce feature. Please refer to your add-on card user guide for the desired
setting. The options are 256 MB, 128MB, and Auto.
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PCI-Exp. Speed
When this item is set to Auto, BIOS will configure PCI-Exp slots to run at the highest
speed possible. When this item is set to "Force Gen1", BIOS will configure PCI-Exp
slots to run at the speed of Gen1. When this item is set to "By H/W Default", BIOS
will configure PCI-Exp slots to run at the hardware default speeds. (ie: A PCI-Exp.
Gen2 device will run at Gen2 speed.) The options are Auto, Force Gen1, and By
H/W Default.
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.
High Precision Event Time
Select Yes to activate the High Precision Event Timer (HPET) to produce periodic
interrupts at a higher frequency than a Real-time Clock (RTC) can in synchronizing
multimedia streams, providing smooth playback and reducing the dependency on
other timestamp calculation devices, such as an x86 RDTSC Instruction embedded
in a CPU. The High Precision Event Timer is used to replace the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer. The options are Yes and No.
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.
Advanced Processor Options
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
CPU Speed
This is a display that indicates the speed of the installed processor.
Frequency Ratio (Available if 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.
Core-Multi-Processing
Set to Enabled to use a processor's Second Core and beyond. (Please refer to
Intel's web site for more information.) The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Machine Checking (Available if supported by the CPU)
Set to Enabled to enable Machine Checking support 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.
Fast String Operations (Available if supported by the CPU)
Set to Enabled to enable the fast string operations for special CPU instructions.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Thermal Management 2 (Available if 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.
C1/C2 Enhanced Mode (Available if 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.)
Execute Disable Bit (Available if 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. For more information, please
refer to Intel's and Microsoft's web sites.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch (Available if 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.
Hardware Prefetch (Available if supported by the CPU.)
Set to this option to Enabled to enable the hardware components that are used
in conjunction with software programs to prefetch data in order to speed up data
processing. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Set Maximum Ext. CPUID=3
When set to Enabled, the Maximum Extended CPUID will be set to 3. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
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Direct Cache Access (Available when supported by the CPU)
Set to Enable to route inbound network IO traffic directly into processor caches
to reduce memory latency and improve network performance. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
DCA Delay Clocks (Available if supported by the CPU)
This feature allows the user to set the clock delay setting from snoop to prefetch
for Direct Cache Access. Select a setting from 8 (bus cycles) to 120 (bus cycles)
(in 8-cycle increment). The default setting is 32 (bus cycles).
Intel <R> Virtualization Technology (Available if 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.
SMRR Control (Available if supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to use the feature of System Management Mode Address Register
which will make the memory region specified in the register uncacheable while
not executing in SMM (System Management Mode). This feature will protect your
system by preventing an external program (including a virus) from using SMM.
The options are Enabled and Disabled. Please refer to Intel’s web site for
detailed information.
Intel EIST Support (Available if supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to use the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology and allows the
system to automatically adjust processor voltage and core frequency in an effort
to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation. The options are Enabled and
Disabled. Please refer to Intel’s web site for detailed information.
I/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 the keyboard controller. The
options are 6MHz, 8MHz, 12MHz, and 16MHz.
Serial Port A
This setting allows you to determine how Serial Port A is controlled. The options
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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 determine how Serial Port B is controlled. The options
are Enabled (user defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS- 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.
Floppy Disk Controller
This setting allows you to decide how the floppy disk drive is controlled in the
system. 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 disk drive.
The options are Primary and Secondary.
DMI 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.
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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.
Console 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
Select on to continue with console redirection after the POST routine. The options
are On and Off.
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Hardware Monitor
This feature allows the user to monitor system health and review the status of each
item as displayed.
Overheat Alarm
This option allows the user to select the CPU Overheat Alarm setting which determines when the CPU OH alarm will be activated to provide warning of possible
CPU overheat.
Warning! 1.Any temperature that exceeds the CPU threshold temperature
predefined by the CPU manufacturer may result in CPU overheat or system
instability. When the CPU temperature reaches this predefined threshold,
the CPU and system cooling fans will run at full speed.
2. To avoid possible system overheating, please be sure to provide adequate airflow to your system.
The options are:
•
Early Trigger: Select this setting if you want the CPU overheat alarm (including the LED and the buzzer) to be triggered as soon as the CPU temperature
reaches the CPU overheat threshold as predefined by the CPU manufacturer.
•
Normal Trigger: Select this setting if you want the CPU overheat alarm (including the LED and the buzzer) to be triggered when the CPU temperature
reaches about 5oC above the threshold temperature as predefined by the CPU
manufacturer to give the CPU and system fans additional time needed for CPU
and system cooling. In both the alarms above, please take immediate action
as shown below.
CPU Temperature/System Temperature
Note: The following item display current temperature readings for the CPU
and the system. These items are displayed for your reference only.
CPU1 Temperature/CPU2 Temperature
The CPU Temperature feature will display the CPU temperature status as detected by the BIOS:
Low – This level is considered as the ‘normal’ operating state. The CPU temperature is well below the CPU ‘Temperature Tolerance’. The motherboard fans
and CPU will run normally as configured in the BIOS (Fan Speed Control).
Medium – The processor is running warmer. This is a ‘precautionary’ level and
generally means that there may be factors contributing to this condition, but
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the CPU is still within its normal operating state and below the CPU ‘Temperature
Tolerance’. The motherboard fans and CPU will run normally as configured in
the BIOS. The fans may adjust to a faster speed depending on the Fan Speed
Control settings.
High – The processor is running hot. This is a ‘caution’ level since the CPU’s
‘Temperature Tolerance’ has been reached (or has been exceeded) and may
activate an overheat alarm. The system may shut down if it continues for a long
period to prevent damage to the CPU.
User intervention: If the system buzzer and Overheat LED has activated, take
action immediately by checking the system fans, chassis ventilation and room
temperature to correct any problems.
System Temperature
Fan1-Fan8 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. Select Workstation if your system is used as a Workstation. Select Server
if your system is used as a Server. Select 3-pin if your chassis uses 3-pin fans.
Select 4-pin if your chassis uses 4-pin fans. Select “Disable” to disable the fan
speed control function and allow the onboard fans to constantly run at full speed
(12V). The Options are: 1. Disable (Full Speed), 2. 3-pin (Server), and 3. 3-pin
(Workstation).
Voltage Monitoring
The following items will be monitored and displayed:
VcoreA/VcoreB
+12V/-12V
+5Vsb/+5VDD
+3.3V
P1V5/CPU_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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IPMI (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.
System 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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Realtime Sensor Data
This feature display information from motherboard sensors, such as temperatures,
fan speeds and voltages of various components.
IPMI LAN Configuration
The following features allow the user to configure and monitor IPMI LAN settings.
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VLAN Tagging
Select Enabled to enable Virtual LAN(s) for IPMI connections and allow the user to
configure VLAN settings. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
VLAN ID
If VLAN Tagging above is set to Enabled, this item allows the user to change
the VLAN ID. If VLAN Tagging is disabled, this item will be ignored by the
firmware.
IP Address Source
Select the source of this machine's IP address. If Static is selected, you will need
to know and enter manually the IP address of this machine below. If DHCP is
selected, the BIOS will search for a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
server in the network it is attached to, and request the next available IP address.
The options are DHCP and Static.
IP Address
This item displays the IP address for the IPMI connection detected.
IP Subnet Mask
This item displays the IP Subnet Mask for the IPMI connection detected.
Default Gateway
This item displays the Default Gateway for the IPMI connection detected.
MAC Address
This item displays the MAC Address for the IPMI connection detected.
Update LAN Settings
This item saves the IPMI Lan Configuration settings into memory. If you wish
to change any of the settings, select Yes and press F10 to save your settings.
Otherwise, leave this setting to its default setting of No.
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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 feature indicates if a supervisor password has been entered to the system.
Clear means such a password has not been used, and Set means a supervisor
password has been entered.
User Password Is:
This feature indicates if a user password has been entered to the system. Clear
means such a password has not been used, and Set means a user password
has been entered.
Set Supervisor Password
When the item Set "Supervisor Password" is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key.
When prompted, enter 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, enter the user's password in the dialogue box to set or to change the
user's password, which allows access to the system at bootup.
Password on Boot
This setting allows you to determine if a password is required for a user to enter
the system at system boot. 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. All Boot BIOS settings
are described in this section.
Boot List
Candidate
List
Boot Priority Order/Excluded from Boot Orders
The devices included in the boot list section (above) are bootable devices listed
in the sequence of boot order as specified. The boot functions for the devices
included in the candidate list (above) are currently disabled. 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). Subsequently, 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. This item will then become a bootable
device. 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 have 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 have made.
You will remain in the Setup utility.
Save Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you have made. You will
remain in the Setup utility.
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Appendix A: POST Error Beep Codes
Appendix A
POST Error Beep Codes
This section lists POST (Power On Self Test) error beep codes for the Phoenix BIOS.
POST error beep codes are divided into two categories: recoverable and terminal.
This section lists Beep Codes for recoverable POST errors.
Recoverable POST Error Beep Codes
When a recoverable type of error occurs during POST, BIOS will display a POST
code that describes the problem. BIOS may also issue one of the following beep
codes:
1 long and two short beeps - video configuration error
1 repetitive long beep - no memory detected
1 continuous beep with Front Panel Overheat LED on - system overheat
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Appendix B: Installing the Windows OS
Appendix B
Installing the Windows OS
After all hardware components have been installed, you must first configure Intel
South Bridge RAID Settings before you install the Windows OS and other software
drivers. To configure RAID settings, please refer to RAID Configuration User Guides
posted on our website at www.supermicro.com/support/manuals.
Note: The following OS installation instructions are written for the Windows
XP/2003 OS only. If you have the Windows 2008 or Windows Vista OS,
please follow the instructions displayed on your screen to install the OS.
B-1 Installing the Windows XP/2000/2003 OS to a RAID
System
1. Insert Microsoft's Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup CD in the CD Drive, and the
system will start booting up from CD.
2. Press the <F6> key when the message-" Press F6 if you need to install a
third party SCSI or RAID driver" displays.
3. When the Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup screen appears, press "S" to specify
additional device(s).
4. Insert the driver diskette-"Intel AA RAID XP/2000/2003 Driver for ESB2" into
Drive A: and press the <Enter> key.
5. Choose the Intel(R) ESB2 SATA RAID Controller from the list indicated in the
XP/2000/2003 Setup Screen, and press the <Enter> key.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. After the Windows XP/2000/2003 OS Installation is completed, the system will
automatically reboot.
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1. Insert Microsoft's Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup CD in the CD Drive, and the
system will start booting up from CD.
2. Continue with the OS installation. The Windows OS Setup screen will display.
3. 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
with the Windows XP/2000/2003 installation.
4. After the Windows XP/2000/2003 OS Installation is completed, the system will
automatically reboot.
5. Insert the Supermicro Setup CD that came with your motherboard into the
CD Drive during system boot, and the main screen as shown on Page C-1
will display. Follow the instructions given in Appendix C to complete other
driver/software installation.
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Appendix C: Installing Other Software Programs and Drivers
Appendix C
Installing Other Software Programs and Drivers
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Installing other Software Programs and Drivers
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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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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aircraft/emergency communication devices or other critical systems whose failure to perform be reasonably expected to result in significant injury or loss of life or catastrophic
property damage. Accordingly, Supermicro disclaims any and all liability, and should buyer use or sell such products for use in such ultra-hazardous applications, it does so
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