GA-D510UD
Support Intel® Dual-core Atom™ D510 processor
User's Manual
Rev. 1001
12ME-D510UD-1001R
Motherboard
GA-D510UD
Feb. 5, 2010
GA-D510UD
Motherboard
Feb. 5, 2010
Copyright
© 2010 GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
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 For detailed product information, carefully read the User's Manual.
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For product-related information, check on our website at:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw
Identifying Your Motherboard Revision
The revision number on your motherboard looks like this: "REV: X.X." For example, "REV: 1.0"
means the revision of the motherboard is 1.0. Check your motherboard revision before updating
motherboard BIOS, drivers, or when looking for technical information.
Example:
Table of Contents
Box Contents....................................................................................................................6
Optional Items..................................................................................................................6
GA-D510UD Motherboard Layout....................................................................................7
GA-D510UD Motherboard Block Diagram........................................................................8
Chapter 1 Hardware Installation......................................................................................9
1-1
1-2
1-3
1-4
1-5
Installation Precautions..................................................................................... 9
Product Specifications..................................................................................... 10
Installing the Memory...................................................................................... 12
Back Panel Connectors................................................................................... 13
Internal Connectors......................................................................................... 15
Chapter 2 BIOS Setup...................................................................................................23
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-7
2-8
2-9
2-10
2-11
2-12
2-13
2-14
Startup Screen................................................................................................ 24
The Main Menu............................................................................................... 25
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)......................................................................... 27
Standard CMOS Features............................................................................... 29
Advanced BIOS Features............................................................................... 31
Integrated Peripherals..................................................................................... 33
Power Management Setup.............................................................................. 36
PnP/PCI Configurations.................................................................................. 38
PC Health Status............................................................................................. 39
Load Fail-Safe Defaults................................................................................... 40
Load Optimized Defaults................................................................................. 40
Set Supervisor/User Password....................................................................... 41
Save & Exit Setup........................................................................................... 42
Exit Without Saving......................................................................................... 42
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Chapter 3 Drivers Installation.........................................................................................43
3-1
3-2
3-3
3-4
3-5
3-6
3-7
Installing Chipset Drivers................................................................................ 43
Application Software....................................................................................... 44
Technical Manuals........................................................................................... 44
Contact............................................................................................................ 45
System............................................................................................................ 45
Download Center............................................................................................ 46
New Utilities.................................................................................................... 46
Chapter 4 Unique Features............................................................................................47
4-1
4-2
Xpress Recovery2........................................................................................... 47
BIOS Update Utilities...................................................................................... 50
4-2-1
4-2-2
4-3
4-4
4-5
4-6
Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility..............................................................50
Updating the BIOS with the @BIOS Utility..............................................................53
EasyTune 6..................................................................................................... 54
Q-Share........................................................................................................... 55
SMART Recovery........................................................................................... 56
Auto Green...................................................................................................... 57
Chapter 5 Appendix.......................................................................................................59
5-1
Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s)...................................................................... 59
5-1-1
5-1-2
5-1-3
5-2
Configuring Audio Input and Output................................................................ 72
5-2-1
5-2-2
5-2-3
5-3
Configuring 2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio....................................................................72
Configuring Microphone Recording.........................................................................75
Using the Sound Recorder......................................................................................77
Troubleshooting.............................................................................................. 78
5-3-1
5-3-2
5-4
Configuring GIGABYTE SATA2 SATA Controller.....................................................60
Making a SATA RAID/AHCI Driver Diskette.............................................................66
Installing the SATA RAID/AHCI Driver and Operating System................................67
Frequently Asked Questions ..................................................................................78
Troubleshooting Procedure.....................................................................................79
Regulatory Statements.................................................................................... 81
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Box Contents
GA-D510UD motherboard
Motherboard driver disk
User's Manual
One IDE cable
One SATA 3Gb/s cable
I/O Shield
• The box contents above are for reference only and the actual items shall depend on the product package you obtain. The box contents are subject to change without notice.
• The motherboard image is for reference only.
Optional Items
2-port USB 2.0 bracket (Part No. 12CR1-1UB030-5*R)
2-port SATA power cable (Part No. 12CF1-2SERPW-0*R)
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GA-D510UD Motherboard Layout
ATX_12V
CPU_FAN
PWR_LED
Intel® Atom™ D510
CODEC
F_USB2
GSATA2_1 GSATA2_0
B_BIOS
M_BIOS
PCI
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DDR2_1
F_AUDIO
SATA2_0
F_USB1
AUDIO
DDR2_2
Intel® NM10
SATA2_1
RTL8111D
F_PANEL
IDE
BAT
R_USB
USB_LAN
ATX
GA-D510UD
COMB
VGA
LPT
IT8720
COMA
CI
SYS_FAN
KB_MS
GIGABYTE
SATA2
GA-D510UD Motherboard Block Diagram
CPU CLK+/- (133 MHz)
Intel®
Atom™
Processor
D-Sub
DDR2 800/667 MHz
Dual Channel Memory
DMI
Interface
LAN
Dual BIOS
RJ45
PCIe CLK
(100 MHz)
RTL8111D
PCI Express Bus
2 SATA 3Gb/s
x1
Intel® NM10
x1
8 USB 2.0/1.1
2 SATA 3Gb/s
GIGABYTE
SATA2
ATA-133/100/66/33 IDE Channel
LPT Port
PCI Bus
LPC Bus
IT8720
COM Ports
PS/2 KB/Mouse
1 PCI
PCI CLK
(33 MHz)
MIC (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out)
Line-Out (Front Speaker Out)
Line-In (Rear Speaker Out)
CODEC
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Chapter 1 Hardware Installation
1-1
Installation Precautions
The motherboard contains numerous delicate electronic circuits and components which can
become damaged as a result of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Prior to installation, carefully read
the user's manual and follow these procedures:
• Prior to installation, do not remove or break motherboard S/N (Serial Number) sticker or
warranty sticker provided by your dealer. These stickers are required for warranty validation.
• Always remove the AC power by unplugging the power cord from the power outlet before
installing or removing the motherboard or other hardware components.
• When connecting hardware components to the internal connectors on the motherboard,
make sure they are connected tightly and securely.
• When handling the motherboard, avoid touching any metal leads or connectors.
• It is best to wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist strap when handling electronic components such as a motherboard, CPU or memory. If you do not have an ESD wrist strap,
keep your hands dry and first touch a metal object to eliminate static electricity.
• Prior to installing the motherboard, please have it on top of an antistatic pad or within an
electrostatic shielding container.
• Before unplugging the power supply cable from the motherboard, make sure the power supply has been turned off.
• Before turning on the power, make sure the power supply voltage has been set according to
the local voltage standard.
• Before using the product, please verify that all cables and power connectors of your hardware components are connected.
• To prevent damage to the motherboard, do not allow screws to come in contact with the
motherboard circuit or its components.
• Make sure there are no leftover screws or metal components placed on the motherboard or
within the computer casing.
• Do not place the computer system on an uneven surface.
• Do not place the computer system in a high-temperature environment.
• Turning on the computer power during the installation process can lead to damage to system components as well as physical harm to the user.
• If you are uncertain about any installation steps or have a problem related to the use of the
product, please consult a certified computer technician.
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Hardware Installation
1-2 Product Specifications
CPU
Chipset
 Built in with an Intel® Dual-core Atom™ D510 processor (1.66 GHz) (Note 1)
 512K L2 cache
 Intel® NM10
 2 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 4 GB of system memory (Note 2)
Memory
 Support for DDR2 800/667 MHz memory modules
(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest memory support list.)
Audio  Realtek ALC888B codec
 High Definition Audio
(Note 3)
 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN
 1 x RTL8111D chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slot
 1 x PCI slot
Storage Interface  Chipset:
- 2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
 GIGABYTE SATA2 chip:
- 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
- 2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_0, GSATA2_1) supporting up to 2
SATA 3Gb/s devices
- Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD
USB  Chipset
- Up to 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)
w 1 x 20-pin ATX main power connector
Internal
Connectors
w 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
w 1 x IDE connector
w 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
w 1 x CPU fan header
w 1 x system fan header
w 1 x front panel header
w 1 x front panel audio header
w 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
w 1 x chassis intrusion header
w 1 x power LED header
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Back Panel Connectors
I/O Controller
w
w
w
w
w
w
w
w
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x parallel port
1 x serial port
1 x D-Sub port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
w iTE IT8720 chip
Hardware Monitor w
w
w
w
w
BIOS
w
w
w
Unique Features w
w
w
w
w
w
w
w
w
w
System voltage detection
CPU temperature detection
CPU/System fan speed detection
CPU fan speed control
2 x 4 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
Support for @BIOS
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue
Support for Download Center
Support for Xpress Install
Support for Xpress Recovery2
Support for EasyTune (Note 4)
Support for SMART Recovery
Support for Auto Green
Support for Q-Share
Bundled Software w Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating Systemw Support for Microsoft® Windows® 7/Vista/XP
Form Factor
w Mini-ITX Form Factor; 17.0cm x 17.0cm
(Note 1) Do not disassemble the onboard CPU/chipset and the heatsinks/fan by yourself to avoid damage to these components.
(Note 2) Due to Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when the 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB.
(Note 3) To enable 7.1-channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.
(Note 4) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
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Hardware Installation
1-3 Installing the Memory
Read the following guidelines before you begin to install the memory:
• Make sure that the motherboard supports the memory. It is recommended that memory of the
same capacity, brand, speed, and chips be used.
(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest memory support list.)
• Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing
the memory to prevent hardware damage.
• Memory modules have a foolproof design. A memory module can be installed in only one direction. If you are unable to insert the memory, switch the direction.
• DDR2 DIMMs are not compatible to DDR DIMMs. Be sure to install a DDR2 DIMM on this motherboard.
Notch
DDR2 DIMM
A DDR2 memory module has a notch, so it can only fit in one direction. Follow the steps below to correctly
install your memory modules in the memory sockets.
Step 1:
Note the orientation of the memory module. Spread the retaining
clips at both ends of the memory socket. Place the memory module
on the socket. As indicated in the picture on the left, place your fingers on the top edge of the memory, push down on the memory and
insert it vertically into the memory socket.
Step 2:
The clips at both ends of the socket will snap into place when the
memory module is securely inserted.
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1-4 Back Panel Connectors
PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port
Use the upper port (green) to connect a PS/2 mouse and the lower port (purple) to connect a PS/2 keyboard.
Parallel Port
Use the parallel port to connect devices such as a printer, scanner and etc. The parallel port is also
called a printer port.
Serial Port
Use the serial port to connect devices such as a mouse, modem or other peripherals.
D-Sub Port
The D-Sub port supports a 15-pin D-Sub connector. Connect a monitor that supports D-Sub connection
to this port.
USB 2.0/1.1 Port
The USB port supports the USB 2.0/1.1 specification. Use this port for USB devices such as a USB keyboard/mouse, USB printer, USB flash drive and etc.
RJ-45 LAN Port
The Gigabit Ethernet LAN port provides Internet connection at up to 1 Gbps data rate. The following describes the states of the LAN port LEDs.
Connection/
Speed LED
Activity LED
LAN Port
Connection/Speed LED:
State Orange Green Off
Activity LED:
Description
1 Gbps data rate
100 Mbps data rate
10 Mbps data rate
State Blinking
Off
Description
Data transmission or receiving is occurring
No data transmission or receiving is occurring
• When removing the cable connected to a back panel connector, first remove the cable from your
device and then remove it from the motherboard.
• When removing the cable, pull it straight out from the connector. Do not rock it side to side to
prevent an electrical short inside the cable connector.
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Hardware Installation
Line In Jack (Blue)
The default line in jack. Use this audio jack for line in devices such as an optical drive, walkman, etc.
Line Out Jack (Green)
The default line out jack. Use this audio jack for a headphone or 2-channel speaker. This jack can be
used to connect front speakers in a 4/5.1/7.1-channel audio configuration.
Mic In Jack (Pink)
The default Mic in jack. Microphones must be connected to this jack.
To configure 7.1-channel audio, you need connect with the port of HD Audio standard via
front panel and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver. Refer to the
instructions on setting up a 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel audio configuration in Chapter 5, "Configuring
2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio."
Hardware Installation
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1-5 Internal Connectors
14
1
3
8 4
2
13
9
11
10
12
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
ATX_12V
ATX
CPU_FAN
SYS_FAN
IDE
SATA2_0/1
GSATA2_0/1
6
5
7
8)
9)
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
PWR_LED
BAT
F_PANEL
F_AUDIO
F_USB1/F_USB2
COMB
CI
Read the following guidelines before connecting external devices:
• First make sure your devices are compliant with the connectors you wish to connect.
• Before installing the devices, be sure to turn off the devices and your computer. Unplug the
power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the devices.
• After installing the device and before turning on the computer, make sure the device cable has
been securely attached to the connector on the motherboard.
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Hardware Installation
1/2)ATX_12V/ATX (2x2 12V Power Connector and 2x10 Main Power Connector)
With the use of the power connector, the power supply can supply enough stable power to all the
components on the motherboard. Before connecting the power connector, first make sure the power
supply is turned off and all devices are properly installed. The power connector possesses a foolproof
design. Connect the power supply cable to the power connector in the correct orientation. The 12V
power connector mainly supplies power to the CPU. If the 12V power connector is not connected, the
computer will not start.
ATX_12V:
3
4
1
2
ATX_12V
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
Definition
GND
GND
+12V
+12V
Pin No.
11
12 13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Definition
3.3V
-12V
GND
PS_ON (soft On/Off)
GND
GND
GND
-5V
+5V
+5V
ATX:
10
20
1
11
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Definition
3.3V
3.3V
GND
+5V
GND
+5V
GND
Power Good
5VSB (stand by +5V)
+12V
ATX
Hardware Installation
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3/4) CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN (Fan Headers)
The motherboard has a 3-pin CPU fan header (CPU_FAN) and a 3-pin (SYS_FAN) system fan header.
Most fan headers possess a foolproof insertion design. When connecting a fan cable, be sure to connect
it in the correct orientation (the black connector wire is the ground wire). The motherboard supports CPU
fan speed control, which requires the use of a CPU fan with fan speed control design. For optimum heat
dissipation, it is recommended that a system fan be installed inside the chassis.
CPU_FAN
Pin No.
1
2
3
1
CPU_FAN
Definition
GND
Speed Control
Sense
SYS_FAN
Pin No.
1
2
3
1
SYS_FAN
Definition
GND
+12V
Sense
5) IDE (IDE Connector)
The IDE connector supports up to two IDE devices such as hard drives and optical drives. Before attaching the IDE cable, locate the foolproof groove on the connector. If you wish to connect two IDE devices,
remember to set the jumpers and the cabling according to the role of the IDE devices (for example,
master or slave). (For information about configuring master/slave settings for the IDE devices, read the
instructions from the device manufacturers.)
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40
39
2
1
Hardware Installation
6) SATA2_0/1 (SATA 3Gb/s Connectors, Controlled by NM10 Chipset)
The SATA connectors conform to SATA 3Gb/s standard and are compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s standard.
Each SATA connector supports a single SATA device.
1
SATA2_1
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Definition
GND
TXP
TXN
GND
RXN
RXP
GND
SATA2_0
7
7) GSATA2_0/1 (SATA 3Gb/s Connectors, Controlled by GIGABYTE SATA2)
The SATA connectors conform to SATA 3Gb/s standard and are compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s standard.
Each SATA connector supports a single SATA device. The GIGABYTE SATA2 controller supports RAID 0,
RAID 1, and JBOD. Refer to Chapter 5, "Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s)," for instructions on configuring
a RAID array.
1
GSATA2_0
GSATA2_1
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Definition
GND
TXP
TXN
GND
RXN
RXP
GND
7
Please connect the L-shaped end of
the SATA 3Gb/s cable to your SATA
hard drive.
A RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration requires at least two hard drives. If more than two hard drives
are to be used, the total number of hard drives must be an even number.
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8) PWR_LED (System Power LED Header)
This header can be used to connect a system power LED on the chassis to indicate system power
status. The LED is on when the system is operating. The LED keeps blinking when the system is in S1
sleep state. The LED is off when the system is in S3/S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).
1
Pin No.
1
2
3
Definition
MPD+
MPDMPD-
System Status
S0
S1
S3/S4/S5
LED
On
Blinking
Off
9) BAT (BATTERY)
The battery provides power to keep the values (such as BIOS configurations, date, and time information)
in the CMOS when the computer is turned off. Replace the battery when the battery voltage drops to a
low level, or the CMOS values may not be accurate or may be lost.
You may clear the CMOS values by removing the battery:
1. Turn off your computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Gently remove the battery from the battery holder and wait for one minute.
(Or use a metal object like a screwdriver to touch the positive and negative
terminals of the battery holder, making them short for 5 seconds.)
3. Replace the battery.
4. Plug in the power cord and restart your computer.
• Always turn off your computer and unplug the power cord before replacing the battery.
• Replace the battery with an equivalent one. Danger of explosion if the battery is replaced with an
incorrect model.
• Contact the place of purchase or local dealer if you are not able to replace the battery by yourself or
uncertain about the battery model.
• When installing the battery, note the orientation of the positive side (+) and the negative side (-) of the
battery (the positive side should face up).
• Used batteries must be handled in accordance with local environmental regulations.
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Hardware Installation
10) F_PANEL (Front Panel Header)
Connect the power switch, reset switch, speaker, chassis intrusion switch/sensor and system status
indicator on the chassis to this header according to the pin assignments below. Note the positive and
negative pins before connecting the cables.
10 9
Power
Switch
Message/Power/
Sleep LED
PWPW+
MSGMSG+
NC
RES+
RESHDHD+
Reset
Switch
Hard Drive
Activity LED
2 1
• MSG/PWR (Message/Power/Sleep LED):
System Status LED Connects to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The LED
is on when the system is operating. The LED keeps blinking when the sysS0
On
S1
Blinking tem is in S1 sleep state. The LED is off when the system is in S3/S4 sleep
S3/S4/S5
Off
state or powered off (S5).
• PW (Power Switch):
Connects to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may configure the way to turn off your
system using the power switch (refer to Chapter 2, "BIOS Setup," "Power Management Setup," for
more information).
• HD (Hard Drive Activity LED)
Connects to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when the hard drive
is reading or writing data.
• RES (Reset Switch):
Connects to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. Press the reset switch to restart the computer
if the computer freezes and fails to perform a normal restart.
• NC:
No connection.
The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module mainly consists of power
switch, reset switch, power LED, hard drive activity LED, speaker and etc. When connecting your
chassis front panel module to this header, make sure the wire assignments and the pin assignments are matched correctly.
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11) F_AUDIO (Front Panel Audio Header)
The front panel audio header supports Intel High Definition audio (HD) and AC'97 audio. You may connect
your chassis front panel audio module to this header. Make sure the wire assignments of the module connector match the pin assignments of the motherboard header. Incorrect connection between the module
connector and the motherboard header will make the device unable to work or even damage it.
1
2
9
10
For HD Front Panel Audio:
Pin No. Definition
1
MIC2_L
2
GND
3
MIC2_R
4
-ACZ_DET
5
LINE2_R
6
GND
7
FAUDIO_JD
8
No Pin
9
LINE2_L
10
GND
For AC'97 Front Panel Audio:
Pin No. Definition
1
MIC
2
GND
3
MIC Power
4
NC
5
Line Out (R)
6
NC
7
NC
8
No Pin
9
Line Out (L)
10
NC
• The front panel audio header supports HD audio by default. If your chassis provides an AC'97
front panel audio module, refer to the instructions on how to activate AC'97 functionality via
the audio software in Chapter 5, "Configuring 2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio."
• Audio signals will be present on both of the front and back panel audio connections simultaneously. If you want to mute the back panel audio (only supported when using an HD front panel
audio module), refer to Chapter 5, "Configuring 2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio."
• Some chassis provide a front panel audio module that has separated connectors on each wire
instead of a single plug. For information about connecting the front panel audio module that
has different wire assignments, please contact the chassis manufacturer.
12) F_USB1/F_USB2 (USB Headers)
The headers conform to USB 2.0/1.1 specification. Each USB header can provide two USB ports via an
optional USB bracket. For purchasing the optional USB bracket, please contact the local dealer.
10
9
2
1
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Definition
Power (5V)
Power (5V)
USB DXUSB DYUSB DX+
USB DY+
GND
GND
No Pin
NC
• Do not plug the IEEE 1394 bracket (2x5-pin) cable into the USB header.
• Prior to installing the USB bracket, be sure to turn off your computer and unplug the power
cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the USB bracket.
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Hardware Installation
13) COMB (Serial Port Header)
The COM header can provide one serial port via an optional COM port cable. For purchasing the optional COM port cable, please contact the local dealer.
10 9
2 1
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Definition
NDCDNSIN
NSOUT
NDTRGND
NDSRNRTSNCTSNRINo Pin
14) CI (Chassis Intrusion Header)
This motherboard provides a chassis detection feature that detects if the chassis cover has been removed. This function requires a chassis with chassis intrusion detection design.
1
Hardware Installation
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Pin No. Definition
1
Signal
2
GND
Chapter 2 BIOS Setup
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) records hardware parameters of the system in the CMOS on the
motherboard. Its major functions include conducting the Power-On Self-Test (POST) during system startup,
saving system parameters and loading operating system, etc. BIOS includes a BIOS Setup program that
allows the user to modify basic system configuration settings or to activate certain system features. When
the power is turned off, the battery on the motherboard supplies the necessary power to the CMOS to keep
the configuration values in the CMOS.
To access the BIOS Setup program, press the <Delete> key during the POST when the power is turned on.
To see more advanced BIOS Setup menu options, you can press <Ctrl> + <F1> in the main menu of the
BIOS Setup program.
To upgrade the BIOS, use either the GIGABYTE Q-Flash or @BIOS utility.
• Q-Flash allows the user to quickly and easily upgrade or back up BIOS without entering the operating
system.
• @BIOS is a Windows-based utility that searches and downloads the latest version of BIOS from the
Internet and updates the BIOS.
For instructions on using the Q-Flash and @BIOS utilities, refer to Chapter 4, "BIOS Update Utilities."
• Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current
version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with
caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.
• BIOS will emit a beep code during the POST. Refer to Chapter 5, "Troubleshooting," for the beep
codes description.
• It is recommended that you not alter the default settings (unless you need to) to prevent system
instability or other unexpected results. Inadequately altering the settings may result in system's
failure to boot. If this occurs, try to clear the CMOS values and reset the board to default values.
(Refer to the "Load Optimized Defaults" section in this chapter or introductions of the battery/
clearing CMOS jumper in Chapter 1 for how to clear the CMOS values.)
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2-1 Startup Screen
The following screens may appear when the computer boots.
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Motherboard Model
BIOS Version
D510UD E26c
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<DEL>: BIOS Setup <F9>: XpressRecovery2 <F12>: Boot Menu <End>: Qflash
12/29/2009-PINE-7A89SG02C-00
Function Keys
Function Keys:
<DEL>: BIOS SETUP
Press the <Delete> key to enter BIOS Setup.
<F9>: XPRESS RECOVERY2
If you have ever entered Xpress Recovery2 to back up hard drive data using the driver disk, the <F9>
key can be used for subsequent access to Xpress Recovery2 during the POST. For more information,
refer to Chapter 4, "Xpress Recovery2."
<F12>: BOOT MENU
Boot Menu allows you to set the first boot device without entering BIOS Setup. In Boot Menu, use the up
arrow key <h> or the down arrow key <i> to select the first boot device, then press <Enter> to accept.
To exit Boot Menu, press <Esc>. The system will directly boot from the device configured in Boot Menu.
Note: The setting in Boot Menu is effective for one time only. After system restart, the device boot order
will still be based on BIOS Setup settings. You can access Boot Menu again to change the first boot device setting as needed.
<END>: Q-FLASH
Press the <End> key to access the Q-Flash utility directly without having to enter BIOS Setup first.
BIOS Setup
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2-2 The Main Menu
Once you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main Menu (as shown below) appears on the screen. Use arrow keys to move among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter a sub-menu.
(Sample BIOS Version: E26c)
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MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
: Select Item
F10: Save & Exit Setup
F11: Save CMOS to BIOS
F12: Load CMOS from BIOS
Change CPU's Clock & Voltage
BIOS Setup Program Function Keys
<h><i><f><g>Move the selection bar to select an item
<Enter>
Execute command or enter the submenu
<Esc>
Main Menu: Exit the BIOS Setup program
Submenus: Exit current submenu
<Page Up>
Increase the numeric value or make changes
<Page Down>
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
<F1>
Show descriptions of the function keys
<F2>
Move cursor to the Item Help block on the right (submenus only)
<F5>
Restore the previous BIOS settings for the current submenus
<F6>
Load the Fail-Safe BIOS default settings for the current submenus
<F7>
Load the Optimized BIOS default settings for the current submenus
<F8>
Access the Q-Flash utility
<F9>
Display system information
<F10>
Save all the changes and exit the BIOS Setup program
<F11>
Save CMOS to BIOS
<F12>
Load CMOS from BIOS
Main Menu Help
The on-screen description of a highlighted setup option is displayed on the bottom line of the Main Menu.
Submenu Help
While in a submenu, press <F1> to display a help screen (General Help) of function keys available for the
menu. Press <Esc> to exit the help screen. Help for each item is in the Item Help block on the right side of
the submenu.
• If you do not find the settings you want in the Main Menu or a submenu, press <Ctrl>+<F1> to
access more advanced options.
• When the system is not stable as usual, select the Load Optimized Defaults item to set your
system to its defaults.
• The BIOS Setup menus described in this chapter are for reference only and may differ by BIOS
version.
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 The Functions of the <F11> and <F12> keys (For the Main Menu Only)
 F11: Save CMOS to BIOS
This function allows you to save the current BIOS settings to a profile. You can create up to 8 profiles
(Profile 1-8) and name each profile. First enter the profile name (to erase the default profile name, use
the SPACE key) and then press <Enter> to complete.
 F12: Load CMOS from BIOS
If your system becomes unstable and you have loaded the BIOS default settings, you can use this
function to load the BIOS settings from a profile created before, without the hassles of reconfiguring the
BIOS settings. First select the profile you wish to load, then press <Enter> to complete.
 MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Use this menu to configure the clock, frequency and voltages of your CPU, memory, etc.
 Standard CMOS Features
Use this menu to configure the system time and date, hard drive types, floppy disk drive types, and the
type of errors that stop the system boot, etc.
 Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to configure the device boot order, advanced features available on the CPU, and the primary display adapter.
 Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to configure all peripheral devices, such as IDE, SATA, USB, integrated audio, and integrated LAN, etc.
 Power Management Setup
Use this menu to configure all the power-saving functions.
Use this menu to configure the system’s PCI & PnP resources.
Use this menu to see information about autodetected system/CPU temperature, system voltage and fan
speed, etc.
 PnP/PCI Configurations
 PC Health Status
 Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Fail-Safe defaults are factory settings for the most stable, minimal-performance system operations.
Optimized defaults are factory settings for optimal-performance system operations.
Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to restrict access to the system and BIOS Setup.
A supervisor password allows you to make changes in BIOS Setup.
Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to restrict access to the system and BIOS Setup.
A user password only allows you to view the BIOS settings but not to make changes.
Save all the changes made in the BIOS Setup program to the CMOS and exit BIOS Setup. (Pressing
<F10> can also carry out this task.)
 Load Optimized Defaults
 Set Supervisor Password
 Set User Password
 Save & Exit Setup
 Exit Without Saving
Abandon all changes and the previous settings remain in effect. Pressing <Y> to the confirmation message will exit BIOS Setup. (Pressing <Esc> can also carry out this task.)
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CPU Host Clock Control
x CPU Host Frequency (Mhz)
PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)
[Disabled]
166
[Auto]
Item Help
Menu Level 
******** Mother Board Voltage Control ********
Voltage Types
Normal
Current
---------------------------------------------------------------------------->>> CPU
CPU Vcore
1.156V
[Auto]
CPU Termination
1.050V
[Auto]
>>> DRAM
DRAM Voltage
1.800V
[Auto]
Enter: Select
: Move
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Whether the system will work stably with the overclock/overvoltage settings you made is dependent
on your overall system configurations. Incorrectly doing overclock/overvoltage may result in damage to CPU, chipset, or memory and reduce the useful life of these components. This page is for
advanced users only and we recommend you not to alter the default settings to prevent system
instability or other unexpected results. (Inadequately altering the settings may result in system's
failure to boot. If this occurs, clear the CMOS values and reset the board to default values.)
CPU Host Clock Control
Enables or disables the control of CPU host clock. Enabled will allow the CPU Host Frequency item
below to be configurable. Note: If your system fails to boot after overclocking, please wait for 20 seconds
to allow for automated system reboot, or clear the CMOS values to reset the board to default values.
(Default: Disabled)
CPU Host Frequency (Mhz)
Allows you to manually set the CPU host frequency. The adjustable range is from 100 MHz to 1200 MHz.
This item is configurable only if the CPU Host Clock Control option is enabled.
Important: It is highly recommended that the CPU frequency be set in accordance with the CPU
specifications.
PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)
Allows you to manually set the PCIe clock frequency. The adjustable range is from 90 MHz to 150 MHz.
Auto sets the PCIe clock frequency to standard 100 MHz. (Default: Auto)
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******** Mother Board Voltage Control ********
>>> CPU
CPU Vcore
The default is Auto.
CPU Termination
The default is Auto.
>>> DRAM
DRAM Voltage
The default is Auto.
BIOS Setup
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2-4 Standard CMOS Features
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Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Tue, Jan 5 2010
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IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE Channel 1 Master
IDE Channel 2 Master
IDE Channel 2 Slave
IDE Channel 3 Master
IDE Channel 3 Slave
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
Halt On
[All, But Keyboard]
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
Enter: Select
: Move
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level 
640K
2037M
2039M
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Sets the system date. The date format is week (read-only), month, date and year. Select the desired field
and use the up arrow or down arrow key to set the date.
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Sets the system time. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:0:0. Select the desired field and use the up arrow or
down arrow key to set the time.
IDE Channel 0, 1 Master
IDE Channel 0, 1 Master
Configure your IDE/SATA devices by using one of the three methods below:
• None
If no IDE/SATA devices are used, set this item to None so the system will skip the detection of the device during the POST for faster system startup.
• Auto
Lets the BIOS automatically detect IDE/SATA devices during the POST. (Default)
• Manual
Allows you to manually enter the specifications of the hard drive when the hard drive access mode is set to CHS.
Access Mode
Sets the hard drive access mode. Options are: Auto (default), CHS, LBA, Large.
IDE Channel 2, 3 Master/Slave
Extended IDE Drive
Configure your IDE/SATA devices by using one of the two methods below:
• Auto
Lets the BIOS automatically detect IDE/SATA devices during the POST. (Default)
• None
If no IDE/SATA devices are used, set this item to None so the system will skip the detection of the device during the POST for faster system startup.
Access Mode
Sets the hard drive access mode. Options are: Auto (default), Large.
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The following fields display your hard drive specifications. If you wish to enter the parameters manually,
refer to the information on the hard drive.
Capacity
Approximate capacity of the currently installed hard drive.
Cylinder
Number of cylinders.
Head
Number of heads.
Precomp
Write precompensation cylinder.
Landing Zone
Landing zone.
Sector
Number of sectors.
Halt On
Allows you to determine whether the system will stop for an error during the POST.
All Errors
Whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error the system boot will stop.
No Errors
The system boot will not stop for any error.
All, But Keyboard The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error but stop for all other errors. (Default)
Memory
These fields are read-only and are determined by the BIOS POST.
Base Memory
Also called conventional memory. Typically, 640 KB will be reserved for the
MS-DOS operating system.
Extended Memory The amount of extended memory.
Total Memory
The total amount of memory installed on the system.
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2-5 Advanced BIOS Features
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Hard Disk Boot Priority
Quick Boot
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Password Check
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
CPU Multi-Threading Limit CPUID Max. to 3
Delay For HDD (Secs)
Backup BIOS Image to HDD
Init Display First
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size
Enter: Select
: Move
F5: Previous Values
[Press Enter]
[Disabled]
[Hard Disk]
[CDROM]
[USB-FDD]
[Setup]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[0]
[Disabled]
[PCI]
[8MB+1 for GTT]
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level 
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Specifies the sequence of loading the operating system from the installed hard drives. Use the up or
down arrow key to select a hard drive, then press the plus key <+> (or <PageUp>) or the minus key <-> (or
<PageDown>) to move it up or down on the list. Press <Esc> to exit this menu when finished.
Quick Boot
Enables or disables the quick boot function to speed up the system boot-up process to shorten the waiting time for entering the operating system and to deliver greater efficiency for daily use. The settings
here synchronize with the settings of the SMART QuickBoot of Smart 6™. (Default: Disabled)
First/Second/Third Boot Device
Specifies the boot order from the available devices. Use the up or down arrow key to select a device
and press <Enter> to accept. Options are: LS120, Hard Disk, CDROM, ZIP, USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, USBCDROM, USB-HDD, Legacy LAN, Disabled.
Password Check
Specifies whether a password is required every time the system boots, or only when you enter BIOS
Setup. After configuring this item, set the password(s) under the Set Supervisor/User Password item in
the BIOS Main Menu.
Setup
A password is only required for entering the BIOS Setup program. (Default)
System A password is required for booting the system and for entering the BIOS Setup program.
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
Enables or disables the S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) capability of your hard
drive. This feature allows your system to report read/write errors of the hard drive and to issue warnings
when a third party hardware monitor utility is installed. (Default: Enabled)
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CPU Multi-Threading
Allows you to determine whether to enable all CPU cores and multi-threading function when using an
Intel CPU that supports multi-core technology. This feature only works for operating systems that support
multi-processor mode.
Enabled
Enables all CPU cores and multi-threading capability. (Default)
Disabled
Enables only one CPU core.
Limit CPUID Max. to 3
Allows you to determine whether to limit CPUID maximum value. Set this item to Disabled for Windows
XP operating system; set this item to Enabled for legacy operating system such as Windows NT4.0.
(Default: Disabled)
Delay For HDD (Secs)
Allows you to set a delay time for the BIOS to initialize the hard drive as the system boots up. The adjustable range is from 0 to 15 seconds. (Default: 0)
Backup BIOS Image to HDD
Allows the system to copy the BIOS image file to the hard drive. If the system BIOS is corrupted, it will
be recovered from this image file. (Default: Disabled)
Init Display First
Specifies the first initiation of the monitor display from the installed PCI graphics card.
PCI Sets the PCI graphics card as the first display. (Default)
Onboard Sets the onboard graphics as the first display.
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size
Frame buffer size is the total amount of system memory allocated solely for the onboard graphics controller. MS-DOS, for example, will use only this memory for display. Options are:8MB+1 for GTT (default),
1MB+1 for GTT.
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Integrated Peripherals
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Azalia Codec
Onboard H/W LAN
Green LAN
SMART LAN
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Onboard SATA/IDE Device
Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
USB 1.0 Controllers
USB 2.0 Controllers
USB Keyboard Function
USB Mouse Function
USB Storage Function
Enter: Select
: Move
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level 
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Press Enter]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[IDE]
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[378/IRQ7]
[SPP]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Azalia Codec
Enables or disables the onboard audio function. (Default: Auto)
If you wish to install a 3rd party add-in audio card instead of using the onboard audio, set this item to
Disabled.
Onboard H/W LAN
Enables or disables the onboard LAN function. (Default: Enabled)
If you wish to install a 3rd party add-in network card instead of using the onboard LAN, set this item to
Disabled.
Green LAN
When the onboard LAN function and Green LAN are enabled, the system will dynamically detect if a
LAN cable is connected or not. If not, the corresponding LAN controller will be disabled automatically.
(Default: Disabled)
SMART LAN
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Start detecting at Port.....
Part1-2 Status = Open
Part3-6 Status = Open
Part4-5 Status = Open
Part7-8 Status = Open
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Length
Length
Length
Length
Enter: Select
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Item Help
Menu Level 
0m
0m
0m
0m
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
This motherboard incorporates cable diagnostic feature designed to detect the status of the attached LAN
cable. This feature will detect cabling issue and report the approximate distance to the fault or short. Refer to
the following information for diagnosing your LAN cable:
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When No LAN Cable Is Attached...
If no LAN cable is attached to the motherboard, the Status fields of all four pairs of wires will show Open
and the Length fields show 0m, as shown in the figure above.
When LAN Cable Is Functioning Normally...
If no cable problem is detected on the LAN cable connected to a Gigabit hub or a 10/100 Mbps hub, the
following message will appear:
Start detecting at Port.....
Link Detected --> 100Mbps
Cable Length= 30m
Link Detected Displays transmission speed.
Cable Length Displays the approximate length of the attached LAN cable.
Note: The Gigabit hub will only operate at a speed of 10/100 Mbps in MS-DOS mode; it will operate at a
normal speed of 10/100/1000 Mbps in Windows mode or when the LAN Boot ROM is activated.
When a Cable Problem Occurs...
If a cable problem occurs on a specified pair of wires, the Status field will show Short and then length
shown will be the approximate distance to the fault or short.
Example: Part1-2 Status = Short / Length = 2m
Explanation: A fault or short might occur at about 2m on Part 1-2.
Note: Part 4-5 and Part 7-8 are not used in a 10/100 Mbps environment, so their Status fields will show
Open, and the length shown is the approximate length of the attached LAN cable.
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Allows you to decide whether to activate the boot ROM integrated with the onboard LAN chip.
(Default: Disabled)
Onboard SATA/IDE Device (GIGABYTE SATA2, IDE and GSATA2_0/1 Connectors)
Enables or disables the IDE and SATA controllers integrated in the GIGABYTE SATA2 chip.
(Default: Enabled)
Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode (GIGABYTE SATA2, IDE and GSATA2_0/1 Connectors)
Enables or disables RAID for the SATA controller integrated in the GIGABYTE SATA2 chip or configures the SATA controller to AHCI mode.
IDE Disables RAID for the SATA controller and configures the SATA controller to IDE mode. (Default)
AHCI Configures the SATA controller to AHCI mode. Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is an interface specification that allows the storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features such as Native Command Queuing and hot plug.
RAID/IDE
Enables RAID for the SATA controller; the IDE controller still operates in IDE mode.
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Onboard Serial Port 1
Enables or disables the first serial port and specifies its base I/O address and corresponding interrupt.
Options are: Auto, 3F8/IRQ4 (default), 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3, Disabled.
Onboard Serial Port 2
Enables or disables the first serial port and specifies its base I/O address and corresponding interrupt.
Options are: Auto, 3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3 (default), 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3, Disabled.
Onboard Parallel Port
Enables or disables the onboard parallel port (LPT) and specifies its base I/O address and corresponding interrupt. Options are: 378/IRQ7 (default), 278/IRQ5, 3BC/IRQ7, Disabled.
Parallel Port Mode
Selects an operating mode for the onboard parallel (LPT) port. Options are: SPP (Standard Parallel Port)
(default), EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port), ECP (Extended Capabilities Port), ECP+EPP.
USB 1.0 Controller
Enables or disables the integrated USB 1.0 controller. (Default: Enabled)
Disabled will turn off all of the USB functionalities below.
USB 2.0 Controller
Enables or disables the integrated USB 2.0 controller. (Default: Enabled)
USB Keyboard Function
Allows USB keyboard to be used in MS-DOS. (Default: Disabled)
USB Mouse Function
Allows USB mouse to be used in MS-DOS. (Default: Disabled)
USB Storage Function
Determines whether to detect USB storage devices, including USB flash drives and USB hard drives
during the POST. (Default: Enabled)
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ACPI Suspend Type
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
PME Event Wake Up
Power On by Ring
Resume by Alarm
Date (of Month) Alarm
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
HPET Support (Note)
HPET Mode (Note)
Power On By Mouse
Power On By Keyboard
KB Power ON Password
AC Back Function
EuP Support
Enter: Select
: Move
F5: Previous Values
[S3(STR)]
[Instant-Off]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Everyday
0:0:0
[Enabled] [32-bit mode]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Enter
[Soft-Off]
[Disabled]
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level 
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
ACPI Suspend Type
Specifies the ACPI sleep state when the system enters suspend.
S1(POS)
Enables the system to enter the ACPI S1 (Power on Suspend) sleep state. In S1 sleep state, the system appears suspended and stays in a low power mode. The system can be resumed at any time.
S3(STR)
Enables the system to enter the ACPI S3 (Suspend to RAM) sleep state (default). In S3 sleep state, the system appears to be off and consumes less power than in the S1 state. When signaled by a wake-up device or event, the system resumes to its working state exactly where it was left off.
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
Configures the way to turn off the computer in MS-DOS mode using the power button.
Instant-Off
Press the power button and then the system will be turned off instantly. (Default)
Delay 4 Sec. Press and hold the power button for 4 seconds to turn off the system. If the power button is pressed for less than 4 seconds, the system will enter suspend mode.
PME Event Wake Up
Allows the system to be awakened from an ACPI sleep state by a wake-up signal from a PCI or PCIe device. Note: To use this function, you need an ATX power supply providing at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
(Default: Enabled)
Power On by Ring
Allows the system to be awakened from an ACPI sleep state by a wake-up signal from a modem that
supports wake-up function. (Default: Enabled)
(Note)
Supported on Windows 7/Vista operating system only.
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Resume by Alarm
Determines whether to power on the system at a desired time. (Default: Disabled)
If enabled, set the date and time as following:
Date (of Month) Alarm: Turn on the system at a specific time on each day or on a specific day in a
month.
Time (hh: mm: ss) Alarm: Set the time at which the system will be powered on automatically.
Note: When using this function, avoid inadequate shutdown from the operating system or removal of the
AC power, or the settings may not be effective.
HPET Support (Note)
Enables or disables High Precision Event Timer (HPET) for Windows 7/Vista operating system.
(Default: Enabled)
HPET Mode (Note)
Allows you to select the HPET mode for your Windows 7/Vista operating system. Select 32-bit mode
when you install 32-bit Windows 7/Vista; select 64-bit mode when you install 64-bit Windows 7/Vista.
This item is configurable only if the HPET Support is set to Enabled. (Default: 32-bit mode)
Power On By Mouse
Allows the system to be turned on by a PS/2 mouse wake-up event.
Note: To use this function, you need an ATX power supply providing at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Disabled
Disables this function. (Default)
Double Click Double click on left button on the PS/2 mouse to turn on the system.
Power On By Keyboard
Allows the system to be turned on by a PS/2 keyboard wake-up event.
Note: you need an ATX power supply providing at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Disabled
Disables this function. (Default)
Password
Set a password with 1~5 characters to turn on the system.
Keyboard 98 Press POWER button on the Windows 98 keyboard to turn on the system.
KB Power ON Password
Set the password when Power On by Keyboard is set to Password. Press <Enter> on this item and set
a password with up to 5 characters and then press <Enter> to accept. To turn on the system, enter the
password and press <Enter>.
Note: To cancel the password, press <Enter> on this item. When prompted for the password, press
<Enter> again without entering the password to clear the password settings.
AC Back Function
Determines the state of the system after the return of power from an AC power loss.
Soft-Off
The system stays off upon the return of the AC power. (Default)
Full-On
The system is turned on upon the return of the AC power.
Memory
The system returns to its last known awake state upon the return of the AC power.
EuP Support
Determines whether to let the system consume less than 1W power in S5 (shutdown) state. (Default:
Disabled)
Note: When this item is set to Enabled, the following four functions will become unavailable:
PME event wake up, power on by mouse, power on by keyboard, and wake on LAN.
(Note)
Supported on Windows 7/Vista operating system only.
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2-8 PnP/PCI Configurations
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PnP/PCI Configurations
PCI1 IRQ Assignment
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F5: Previous Values
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Item Help
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F7: Optimized Defaults
PCI1 IRQ Assignment
Auto 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 BIOS Setup
BIOS auto-assigns IRQ to the first PCI slot. (Default)
Assigns IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 to the first PCI slot.
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2-9 PC Health Status
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PC Health Status
Reset Case Open Status
Case Opened
Vcore
DDR18V
+3.3V
+12V
Current CPU Core1 Temp.
Current CPU Core2 Temp.
Current CPU FAN Speed
Current SYSTEM FAN Speed
CPU Smart FAN Control
Enter: Select
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F10: Save
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Item Help
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F7: Optimized Defaults
Reset Case Open Status
Keeps or clears the record of previous chassis intrusion status. Enabled clears the record of previous
chassis intrusion status and the Case Opened field will show "No" at next boot. (Default: Disabled)
Case Opened
Displays the detection status of the chassis intrusion detection device attached to the motherboard CI
header. If the system chassis cover is removed, this field will show "Yes", otherwise it will show "No". To
clear the chassis intrusion status record, set Reset Case Open Status to Enabled, save the settings to
the CMOS, and then restart your system.
Current Voltage(V) Vcore/DDR18V/+3.3V/+12V
Displays the current system voltages.
Current CPU Core1/2 Temp.
Displays current CPU Core1/2 temperature.
Current CPU/SYSTEM FAN Speed (RPM)
Displays current CPU/system fan speed.
CPU Smart FAN Control
Enables or disables the CPU fan speed control function. Enabled allows the CPU fan to run at different
speed according to the CPU temperature. You can adjust the fan speed with EasyTune based on system
requirements. If disabled, the CPU fan runs at full speed. (Default: Enabled)
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2-10 Load Fail-Safe Defaults
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PC Health Status
ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)? N
Exit Without Saving
: Select Item
F10: Save & Exit Setup
F11: Save CMOS to BIOS
F12: Load CMOS from BIOS
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Press <Enter> on this item and then press the <Y> key to load the safest BIOS default settings.
In case system instability occurs, you may try to load Fail-Safe defaults, which are the safest and most stable
BIOS settings for the motherboard.
2-11 Load Optimized Defaults
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Load Optimized Defaults
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Set Supervisor Password
Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password
Power Management Setup
Save & Exit Setup
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N
PnP/PCI Configurations
Exit Without Saving
PC Health Status
ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash
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F10: Save & Exit Setup
F11: Save CMOS to BIOS
F12: Load CMOS from BIOS
Load Optimized Defaults
Press <Enter> on this item and then press the <Y> key to load the optimal BIOS default settings.
The BIOS defaults settings help the system to operate in optimum state. Always load the Optimized defaults
after updating the BIOS or after clearing the CMOS values.
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2-12 Set Supervisor/User Password
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Enter Password:
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PC Health Status
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Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
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F10: Save & Exit Setup
F11: Save CMOS to BIOS
F12: Load CMOS from BIOS
Change/Set/Disable Password
Press <Enter> on this item and type the password with up to 8 characters and then press <Enter>. You will
be requested to confirm the password. Type the password again and press <Enter>.
The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify two separate passwords:
Supervisor Password
When a system password is set and the Password Check item in Advanced BIOS Features is set to
Setup, you must enter the supervisor password for entering BIOS Setup and making BIOS changes.
When the Password Check item is set to System, you must enter the supervisor password (or user
password) at system startup and when entering BIOS Setup.
User Password
When the Password Check item is set to System, you must enter the supervisor password (or user
password) at system startup to continue system boot. In BIOS Setup, you must enter the supervisor
password if you wish to make changes to BIOS settings. The user password only allows you to view the
BIOS settings but not to make changes.
To clear the password, press <Enter> on the password item and when requested for the password, press
<Enter> again. The message "PASSWORD DISABLED" will appear, indicating the password has been cancelled.
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Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password
Power Management Setup
Save & Exit Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
Exit Without Saving
PC Health Status
ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash
: Select Item
F10: Save & Exit Setup
F11: Save CMOS to BIOS
F12: Load CMOS from BIOS
Save Data to CMOS
Press <Enter> on this item and press the <Y> key. This saves the changes to the CMOS and exits the BIOS
Setup program. Press <N> or <Esc> to return to the BIOS Setup Main Menu.
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Quit Without Saving
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Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
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F10: Save & Exit Setup
F11: Save CMOS to BIOS
F12: Load CMOS from BIOS
Abandon all Data
Press <Enter> on this item and press the <Y> key. This exits the BIOS Setup without saving the changes
made in BIOS Setup to the CMOS. Press <N> or <Esc> to return to the BIOS Setup Main Menu.
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Chapter 3 Drivers Installation
• Before installing the drivers, first install the operating system.
• After installing the operating system, insert the motherboard driver disk into your optical drive.
The driver Autorun screen is automatically displayed which looks like that shown in the screen
shot below. (If the driver Autorun screen does not appear automatically, go to My Computer,
double-click the optical drive and execute the Run.exe program.)
3-1 Installing Chipset Drivers
After inserting the driver disk, "Xpress Install" will automatically scan your system and then list all the drivers
that are recommended to install. You can click the Install All button and "Xpress Install" will install all the recommended drivers. Or click Install Single Items to manually select the drivers you wish to install.
• Please ignore the popup dialog box(es) (e.g. the Found New Hardware Wizard) displayed
when "Xpress Install" is installing the drivers. Failure to do so may affect the driver installation.
• Some device drivers will restart your system automatically during the driver installation. After the
system restart, "Xpress Install" will continue to install other drivers.
• After the drivers are installed, follow the on-screen instructions to restart your system. You can
install other applications included in the motherboard driver disk.
• For USB 2.0 driver support under the Windows XP operating system, please install the Windows
XP Service Pack 1 or later. After installing the SP1 (or later), if a question mark still exists in
Universal Serial Bus Controller in Device Manager, please remove the question mark (by
right-clicking your mouse and select Uninstall) and restart the system. (The system will then
autodetect and install the USB 2.0 driver.)
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3-2 Application Software
This page displays all the utilities and applications that GIGABYTE develops and some free software. You
can click the Install button on the right of an item to install it.
3-3 Technical Manuals
This page provides GIGABYTE's application guides, content descriptions for this driver disk, and the motherboard manuals.
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3-4 Contact
For the detailed contact information of the GIGABYTE Taiwan headquarter or worldwide branch offices, click
the URL on this page to link to the GIGABYTE website.
3-5 System
This page provides the basic system information.
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3-6 Download Center
To update the BIOS, drivers, or applications, click the Download Center button to link to the GIGABYTE
website. The latest version of the BIOS, drivers, or applications will be displayed.
3-7 New Utilities
This page provides a quick link to GIGABYTE's lately developed utilities for users to install. You can click the
Install button on the right of an item to install it.
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Chapter 4 Unique Features
4-1 Xpress Recovery2
Xpress Recovery2 is a utility that allows you to quickly compress and
back up your system data and perform restoration of it. Supporting NTFS,
FAT32, and FAT16 file systems, Xpress Recovery2 can back up data on
PATA and SATA hard drives and restore it.
Before You Begin:
• Xpress Recovery2 will check the first physical hard drive(Note) for the operating system. Xpress Recovery2
can only back up/restore the first physical hard drive that has the operating system installed.
• As Xpress Recovery2 will save the backup file at the end of the hard drive, make sure to leave enough unallocated space in advanced (10 GB or more is recommended; actual size requirements vary, depending
on the amount of data).
• It is recommended to back up your system soon after the operating system and drivers are installed.
• The amount of data and hard drive access speed may affect the speed at which the data is backed up/
restored.
• It takes longer to back up a hard drive than to restore it.
System Requirements:
• At least 512 MB of system memory
• VESA compatible graphics card
• Windows XP with SP1 or later, Windows Vista
• Xpress Recovery and Xpress Recovery2 are different utilities. For example, a backup file created
with Xpress Recovery cannot be restored using Xpress Recovery2.
• USB hard drives are not supported.
• Hard drives in RAID/AHCI mode are not supported.
Installation and Configuration:
Turn on your system to boot from the Windows Vista setup disk.
A. Installing Windows Vista and Partitioning the Hard Drive
Step 1:
Click Drive options.
(Note)
Step 2:
Click New.
Xpress Recovery2 checks the first physical hard drive in the following sequence: The first PATA IDE connector, the second PATA IDE connector, the first SATA connector, the second SATA connector and so forth. For example, when hard drives are attached to the first IDE and the first SATA connectors, the hard drive on the first IDE connector is the first physical drive. When hard drives are attached to the first and second SATA connectors, the hard drive on the first SATA connector is the first physical drive.
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Step 3:
When partitioning your hard drive, make sure to
leave unallocated space (10 GB or more is recommended; actual size requirements vary, depending
on the amount of data) and begin the installation of
the operating system.
Step 4:
After the operating system is installed, right-click
the Computer icon on your desktop and select
Manage. Go to Disk Management to check disk
allocation.
Step 5:
Xpress Recovery2 will save the backup file to the unallocated
space (black stripe along the top). Please note that if there is no
enough unallocated space, Xpress Recovery2 cannot save the
backup file.
B. Accessing Xpress Recovery2
1. Boot from the motherboard driver disk to access Xpress Recovery2 for the first time. When you see the
following message: Press any key to startup Xpress Recovery2, press any key
to enter Xpress Recovery2.
2. After you use the backup function in Xpress Recovery2 for the first time, Xpress Recovery2 will stay
permanent in your hard drive. If you wish to enter Xpress Recovery2 later, simply press <F9> during the
POST.
C. Using the Backup Function in Xpress Recovery2
Xpress Recovery2 will automatically create a
new partition to store the backup image file.
Step 1:
Select BACKUP to start backing up your hard drive
data.
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Step 2:
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D. Using the Restore Function in Xpress Recovery2
Select RESTORE to restore the backup to your hard drive in
case the system breaks down. The RESTORE option will not be
present if no backup is created before.
E. Removing the Backup
Step 1:
If you wish to remove the backup file, select
REMOVE.
Step 2:
After the backup file is removed, no backup image
file will be present in Disk Management and hard
drive space will be freed up.
F. Exiting Xpress Recovery2
Select REBOOT to exit Xpress Recovery2.
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4-2 BIOS Update Utilities
GIGABYTE motherboards provide two unique BIOS update tools, Q-Flash™ and @BIOS™. GIGABYTE
Q-Flash and @BIOS are easy-to-use and allow you to update the BIOS without the need to enter MS-DOS
mode. Additionally, this motherboard features the DualBIOS™ design, which enhances protection for the
safety and stability of your computer by adding one more physical BIOS chip.
What is DualBIOS™?
Motherboards that support DualBIOS have two BIOS onboard, a main BIOS and
a backup BIOS. Normally, the system works on the main BIOS. However, if the
main BIOS is corrupted or damaged, the backup BIOS will take over on the next system boot and copy the
BIOS file to the main BIOS to ensure normal system operation. For the sake of system safety, users cannot
update the backup BIOS manually.
What is Q-Flash™?
With Q-Flash you can update the system BIOS without having to enter operating
systems like MS-DOS or Window first. Embedded in the BIOS, the Q-Flash tool
frees you from the hassles of going through complicated BIOS flashing process.
site and update the BIOS.
What is @BIOS™?
@BIOS allows you to update the system BIOS while in the Windows environment. @BIOS will download the latest BIOS file from the nearest @BIOS server
4-2-1 Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility
A. Before You Begin
1. From GIGABYTE's website, download the latest compressed BIOS update file that matches your motherboard model.
2. Extract the file and save the new BIOS file (e.g. u510ud.f1) to your floppy disk, USB flash drive, or hard
drive. Note: The USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file system.
3. Restart the system. During the POST, press the <End> key to enter Q-Flash. Note: You can access
Q-Flash by either pressing the <End> key during the POST or pressing the <F8> key in BIOS Setup.
However, if the BIOS update file is saved to a hard drive in RAID/AHCI mode or a hard drive attached to
an independent IDE/SATA controller, use the <End> key during the POST to access Q-Flash.
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B. Updating the BIOS
When updating the BIOS, choose the location where the BIOS file is saved. The following procedure assumes that you save the BIOS file to a floppy disk.
Step 1:
1. Insert the USB flash drive containing the BIOS file into your system. In the main menu of Q-Flash, use
the up or down arrow key to select Update BIOS from Drive and press <Enter>.
• The Save Main BIOS to Drive option allows you to save the current BIOS file.
• Q-Flash only supports USB flash drive or hard drives using FAT32/16/12 file system.
• If the BIOS update file is saved to a hard drive in RAID/AHCI mode or a hard drive attached to
an independent IDE/SATA controller, use the <End> key during the POST to access Q-Flash.
2. Select HDD 0-0 and press <Enter>.
Q-Flash Utility v2.15
Flash Type/Size.................................
MXIC 25L4005
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3. Select the BIOS update file and press <Enter>.
Make sure the BIOS update file matches your motherboard model.
Step 2:
The process of the system reading the BIOS file from the floppy disk is displayed on the screen. When the
message "Are you sure to update BIOS?" appears, press <Enter> to begin the BIOS update. The monitor will
display the update process.
• Do not turn off or restart the system when the system is reading/updating the BIOS.
• Do not remove the floppy disk, USB flash drive, or hard drive when the system is updating the BIOS.
Step 3:
When the update process is complete, press any key to return to the main menu.
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Step 4:
Press <Esc> and then <Enter> to exit Q-Flash and reboot the system. As the system boots, you should see
the new BIOS version is present on the POST screen.
Step 5:
During the POST, press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. Select Load Optimized Defaults and press <Enter>
to load BIOS defaults. System will re-detect all peripheral devices after a BIOS update, so we recommend
that you reload BIOS defaults.
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Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? Y
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F10: Save & Exit Setup
F11: Save CMOS to BIOS
F12: Load CMOS from BIOS
Load Optimized Defaults
Press <Y> to load BIOS defaults
Step 6:
Select Save & Exit Setup and then press <Y> to save settings to CMOS and exit BIOS Setup. The procedure is complete after the system restarts.
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4-2-2 Updating the BIOS with the @BIOS Utility
A. Before You Begin
1. In Windows, close all applications and TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident) programs. This helps prevent
unexpected failures when performing a BIOS update.
2. During the BIOS update process, ensure the Internet connection is stable and do NOT interrupt the
Internet connection (for example, avoid a power loss or switching off the Internet). Failure to do so may
result in a corrupted BIOS or a system that is unable to start.
3. Do not use the G.O.M. (GIGABYTE Online Management) function when using @BIOS.
4. GIGABYTE product warranty does not cover any BIOS damage or system failure resulting from an inadequate BIOS flashing.
B. Using @BIOS
1.
Update the BIOS Using the Internet Update Function:
Click Update BIOS from GIGABYTE Server, select the @BIOS server site closest to your location and
then download the BIOS file that matches your motherboard model. Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete.
If the BIOS update file for your motherboard is not present on the @BIOS server site, please manually download the BIOS update file from GIGABYTE's website and follow the instructions in
"Update the BIOS without Using the Internet Update Function" below.
2.
Update the BIOS without Using the Internet Update Function:
Click Update BIOS from File, then select the location where you save the BIOS update file obtained
from the Internet or through other source. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete.
3.
Save the Current BIOS File:
Click Save Current BIOS to File to save the current BIOS file.
4.
Load BIOS Defaults after BIOS Update:
Select the Load CMOS default after BIOS update check box and then the system will automatically
load BIOS defaults after BIOS update and after the system restarts.
C. After Updating the BIOS
Restart your system after updating the BIOS.
Make sure that the BIOS file to be flashed matches your motherboard model. Updating the
BIOS with an incorrect BIOS file could cause your system not to boot.
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4-3 EasyTune 6
GIGABYTE's EasyTune 6 is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system
settings or do overclock/overvoltage in Windows environment. The user-friendly EasyTune 6 interface also
includes tabbed pages for CPU and memory information, letting users read their system-related information
without the need to install additional software.
The EasyTune 6 Interface
Tabs Information
Tab
Function
The CPU tab provides information on the installed CPU and motherboard.
The Memory tab provides information on the installed memory module(s). You can select memory module on a specific slot to see its information.
The Tuner tab allows you to change system clock settings and voltages.
• Easy mode allows you to adjust the CPU FSB only.
• Advanced mode allows you to individually change system clock settings and voltages settings using the sliders.
• Save allows you to save the current settings to a new profile (.txt file).
• Load allows you to load previous settings from a profile. After making changes in Easy mode/Advanced mode, be sure to click Set for these changes to take effect or click Default to restore to default values.
The Graphics tab allows you to change the core clock and memory clock for your ATI or NVIDIA graphics card.
The Smart tab allows you to specify a C.I.A.2 level and a Smart Fan mode. Smart Fan Advance Mode allows the CPU fan speed to be changed linearly based on the CPU temperature thresholds you set.
The HW Monitor tab allows you to monitor hardware temperature, voltage and fan speed and set temperature/fan speed alarm. You can choose the alert sound from the buzzer or use your own sound file (.wav file).
Available functions in EasyTune 6 may differ by motherboard model. Grayed-out area(s) indicates that the item is
not configurable or the function is not supported.
Incorrectly doing overclock/overvoltage may result in damage to the hardware components such as CPU, chipset,
and memory and reduce the useful life of these components. Before you do the overclock/overvoltage, make sure
that you fully know each function of EasyTune 6, or system instability or other unexpected results may occur.
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4-4 Q-Share
Q-Share is an easy and convenient data sharing tool. After configuring your LAN connection settings and
Q-Share, you are able to share your data with computers on the same network, making full use of Internet
resources.
Directions for using Q-Share
After installing Q-Share from the motherboard driver disk, go to Start>All Programs>GIGABYTE>Q-Share.
exe to launch the Q-Share tool. Find the Q-Share icon
in the notification area and right-click on this icon
to configure the data sharing settings.
Figure 1. Data Sharing Disabled
Options Descriptions
Option
Connect ...
Enable Incoming Folder ...
Disable Incoming Folder ...
Open Incoming Folder :
C:\Q-ShareFolder
Change Incoming Folder :
C:\Q-ShareFolder
Update Q-Share ...
About Q-Share ... Exit...
(Note)
Figure 2. Data Sharing Enabled
Description
Displays the computers with data sharing enabled
Enables data sharing
Disables data sharing
Accesses the shared data folder
Changes the data folder to be shared (Note)
Updates Q-Share online
Displays the current Q-Share version
Exits Q-Share
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4-5 SMART Recovery
With SMART Recovery, users can quickly create backups of changed data files (Note 1) or copy files from a specific backup on PATA and SATA hard drives (partitioned on NTFS file system) in Windows Vista.
Instructions:
In the main menu, click the Config button to open the Smart Recovery Preference dialog box.
The Smart Recovery Preference dialog box:
Button
Enable Schedule
Capacity
Function
Enables automatic daily backup (Note 2)
Sets a daily backup schedule
Sets the percentage of hard drive space used for saving backups (Note 3)
• The hard drive must have more than 1 GB of capacity.
• Each partition can accommodate up to 64 backups (the actual
limit depends on the size of each partition). When this limit is
reached, the oldest backup will be ovewritten.
Instructions for copying files/folders from a backup:
To browse through your backups made at different time, select a
backup time using the time scroll bar on the right or at the bottom of
the screen. If you want to copy back a file/folder, select the file/folder
you wish to copy and click the Copy button.
The files/folders listed on the screen are read-only so you cannot edit
their contents.
(Note 1) The changed data refers to the data that has been modified, deleted, or newly added since the last backup.
(Note 2) The system will make an automatic backup on changed data only once everyday. If the computer is turned on for
a long time, the backup will be performed at the scheduled backup time. If the computer is turned off before the
scheduled backup time, the backup will be performed on the next boot.
(Note 3) We recommend that you preserve at least 25 percent of the hard drive space to optimize the storage space for
the backups. The backups of the changed data will be stored in the original partition of the data.
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4-6 Auto Green
Auto Green is an easy-to-use tool that provides users with simple options to enable system power savings
via a Bluetooth cell phone. When the phone is out of the range of the computer's Bluetooth receiver, the system will enter the specified power saving mode.
The Configuration dialog box:
First, you have to set your Bluetooth cell phone as a portable key. On the Auto Green
main menu, click Configure and then click Configure BT devices. Select the Bluetooth cell phone that you want to use as the portable key(Note 1). (If the screen doesn't
display your Bluetooth cell phone, click Refresh to let Auto Green re-detect the device.)
Before creating a Bluetooth cell phone key, make sure your motherboard
has a Bluetooth receiver and you have turned on the search and Bluetooth
functions on your phone.
Configuring the Bluetooth cell phone key:
After you select a cell phone, the Add Bluetooth Device Wizard as shown on the left
will appear. Enter a passkey (8~16 digits recommended) which will be used for pairing
with the cell phone. Then enter the same passkey on your cell phone.
Configuring other Bluetooth settings:
On the Other Settings tab, you can set how much time it takes to scan your Bluetooth
cell phone key, how many times to rescan the key to make sure it is in range of your
computer, and when to turn off the hard drive if the system energy saving state lasts
over the predetermined period of time. After completing the settings, click Set for the
settings to take effect and then click Exit to quit.
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Device Scan Time (sec.):
Set the length of time Auto Green scans your Bluetooth cell phone key, ranging from 5 to 30 seconds in 5-second increment. Auto Green searches for the key based on the length of time you set.
Rescan Times:
Set how many times Auto Green will rescan your Bluetooth cell phone key if it does not detect it, ranging from 2 to 5 times. Auto
Green will keep rescanning according to the times you set. When the times limit is reached and your Bluetooth cell phone key
is still not detected, the system will enter the selected energy saving mode.
Turn off HD:
Set when to turn off the hard drive. If the system inactivity time exceeds the specified time limit, the hard drive will be turned off.
Selecting a system energy saving mode:
Depending on your needs, select a system power saving mode on the Auto Green
main menu and click Save to save the settings.
Button
Description
Standby
Enters Power on Suspend mode
Suspend
Enters Suspend to RAM mode
Disable
Disables this function
The Bluetooth dongle included in the motherboard package(Note 2) allows
you to wake up the system from Suspend to RAM mode without the
need to press the power button first.
(Note 1)
(Note 2)
If your cell phone has been configured as the Auto Green key, you'll not be able to use it to connect to other
Bluetooth device(s) when Auto Green is enabled.
Whether the Bluetooth dongle is included depends on the motherboard models. Before installing the Bluetooth dongle, be sure to turn off other Bluetooth receiver on your computer.
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Unique Features
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Chapter 5 Appendix
5-1 Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s)
To configure SATA hard drive(s), follow the steps below:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Install SATA hard drive(s) in your computer.
Configure SATA controller mode in BIOS Setup.
Configure a RAID array in RAID BIOS. (Note 1)
Make a floppy disk containing the SATA RAID/AHCI driver for Windows XP. (Note 2)
Install the SATA RAID/AHCI driver and operating system. (Note 2)
Before you begin
Please prepare:
• At least two SATA hard drives (to ensure optimal performance, it is recommended that you use two hard
drives with identical model and capacity). If you do not want to create RAID, you may prepare only one
hard drive.
• An empty formatted floppy disk.
• Windows Vista/XP setup disk.
• Motherboard driver disk.
(Note 1) Skip this step if you do not want to create RAID array.
(Note 2) Required when the SATA controller is set to AHCI or RAID mode.
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5-1-1 Configuring GIGABYTE SATA2 SATA Controller
A. Installing SATA hard drive(s) in your computer
Attach one end of the SATA signal cable to the rear of the SATA hard drive and the other end to available
SATA port on the motherboard. On this motherboard, the GSATA2_0 and GSATA2_1 ports are supported by
the GIGABYTE SATA2 SATA controller. Then connect the power connector from your power supply to the
hard drive.
B. Configuring SATA controller mode in BIOS Setup
Make sure to configure the SATA controller mode correctly in system BIOS Setup.
Step 1:
Turn on your computer and press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup during the POST. In BIOS Setup, go to Integrated Peripherals, ensure that Onboard SATA/IDE Device is enabled. Then set Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl
Mode to RAID/IDE (Figure 1). If you do not want to create RAID, set this item to IDE or AHCI.
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Integrated Peripherals
}
Azalia Codec
Onboard H/W LAN
Green LAN
SMART LAN
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Onboard SATA/IDE Device
Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
USB 1.0 Controllers
USB 2.0 Controllers
USB Keyboard Function
USB Mouse Function
USB Storage Function
Enter: Select
: Move
F5: Previous Values
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Press Enter]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[RAID/IDE]
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[378/IRQ7]
[SPP]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level 
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Figure 1
Step 2:
Save changes and exit BIOS Setup.
The BIOS Setup menus described in this section may differ from the exact settings for your motherboard. The actual BIOS Setup menu options you will see shall depend on the motherboard you
have and the BIOS version.
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C. Configuring a RAID array in RAID BIOS
Enter the RAID BIOS setup utility to configure a RAID array. Skip this step and proceed to the installation of
Windows operating system for a non-RAID configuration. After the POST memory test begins and before the operating system boot begins, look for a message which
says "Press <Ctrl-G> to enter RAID Setup Utility" (Figure 2). Press <Ctrl> + <G> to enter the RAID setup utility.
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Copyright (C) 2005-2009 Gigabyte Technology Corp. (http://www.gigabyte.com)
HDD0 :
HDD1 :
ST3120026AS
ST3120026AS
120 GB
120 GB
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Press <Ctrl-G> to enter RAID Setup Utility ...
Figure 2
In the main screen of the RAID setup utility (Figure 3), use the up or down arrow key to highlight
through choices in the Main Menu block. Highlight the item that you wish to execute and press
<Enter>.
Gigabyte Technology Corp. RAID Setup Utility v1.07.06
[ Main Menu ]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save And Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[ Hard Disk Drive List ]
Model Name HDD0: ST3120026AS
HDD1: ST3120026AS
Capacity
120 GB
120 GB
Type/Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
[ RAID Disk Drive List ]
[fgTAB]-Switch Window
[hi]-Select ITEM
[ENTER]-Action
[ESC]-Exit
Figure 3
Note: In the main screen, you can select a hard drive in the Hard Disk Drive List block and press <Enter> to
see detailed information about the selected hard drive.
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Create a RAID Array:
In the main screen, press <Enter> on the Create RAID Disk Drive item. Then the Create New RAID screen
appears (Figure 4).
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[ Create New RAID ]
Name: GRAID_
Level: 0-Stripe
Disks: Select Disk
Block: 128 KB
Size: 240 GB
[ Hard Disk Drive List ]
Model Name HDD0: ST3120026AS
HDD1: ST3120026AS
Available
120 GB
120 GB
Type/Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Confirm Creation
[ RAID Disk Drive List ]
[ Help ]
[fg]-Move Cursor
Enter RAID Name
Enter a string between 1 to 16 characters
in length for the created RAID drive to be
identified by system BIOS or OS.
[DEL,BS]-Delete Character
[ENTER]-Next
[ESC]-Abort
Figure 4
The Create New RAID block displays all the items that need to be set for creating an array (Figure 5).
Steps:
1. Enter Array Name: Under the Name item, enter an array name with 1~16 letters (letters cannot be special
characters) and press <Enter>.
2. Select RAID Mode: Under the Level item, use up or down arrow key to select RAID 0 (Stripe), RAID 1
(Mirror) or JBOD (Figure 5). Then press <Enter> to move onto the next step.
Gigabyte Technology Corp. RAID Setup Utility v1.07.06
[ Create New RAID ]
Name:
Level:
Disks:
Block:
Size:
GRAID
0-Stripe
Select Disk
128 KB
240 GB
[ Hard Disk Drive List ]
Model Name HDD0: ST3120026AS
HDD1: ST3120026AS
Available
120 GB
120 GB
Type/Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Confirm Creation
[ RAID Disk Drive List ]
[ Help ]
Select RAID Level
RAID 0 -
RAID 1 -
JBOD
-
[hi]-Switch RAID Level
[ENTER]-Next
Figure 5
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Data striped for performance
Data mirrored for redundancy
Data concatenated for huge
temporarily disk required
[ESC]-Abort
3. Assign Array Disks: After a RAID mode is selected, RAID BIOS automatically assigns the two hard drives
installed as the RAID drives.
4. Set Block Size (RAID 0 only): Under the Block item, use the up or down arrow key to select the stripe
block size (Figure 6), ranging from 4 KB to 128 KB. Press <Enter>.
Gigabyte Technology Corp. RAID Setup Utility v1.07.06
[ Create New RAID ]
Name:
Level:
Disks:
Block:
Size:
[ Hard Disk Drive List ]
GRAID
0-Stripe
Select Disk
128 KB
240 GB
Model Name ST3120026AS
} HDD0:
ST3120026AS
} HDD1:
Available
120 GB
120 GB
Type/Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Confirm Creation
[ RAID Disk Drive List ]
[ Help ]
Select a stripe size which will be used to
divide data from/to seperate RAID members.
The following are typical values:
[hi]-Switch RAID Block Size
Setting Stripe Block
RAID 0-128KB
[ENTER]-Next
[ESC]-Abort
Figure 6
5. Set Array Size: Under the Size item, enter the size of the array and press <Enter>.
6. Confirm Creation: After all of the items above are configured, the selection bar automatically jumps to the
Confirm Creation item. Press <Enter>. When prompted to confirm your selection (Figure 7), press <Y> to
confirm or <N> to abort.
Gigabyte Technology Corp. RAID Setup Utility v1.07.06
[ Create New RAID ]
Name:
Level:
Disks:
Block:
Size:
GRAID
0-Stripe
Select Disk
128 KB
240 GB
[ Hard Disk Drive List ]
Model Name ST3120026AS
} HDD0:
ST3120026AS
} HDD1:
Available
120 GB
120 GB
Type/Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Confirm Creation
[ RAID Disk Drive List ]
[ Help ]
Create RAID on the select HDD (Y/N) ? Y
[fg]-Switch Unit
CONFIRM RAID CREATION
ALL DATA ON THE SELECTED HARD DISK
WILL BE LOST WHEN EXIT WITH SAVING
[DEL,BS]-Delete Number
[ENTER]-Next
[ESC]-Abort
Figure 7
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When finished, the new RAID array will be displayed in the RAID Disk Drive List block (Figure 8).
Gigabyte Technology Corp. RAID Setup Utility v1.07.06
[ Main Menu ]
[ Hard Disk Drive List ]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save And Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[ RAID Disk Drive List ]
Model Name RDD0: GRAID
[fgTAB]-Switch Window
Model Name HDD0: ST3120026AS
HDD1: ST3120026AS
RAID Level
0-Stripe
Capacity
240 GB [hi]-Select ITEM
Capacity
120 GB
120 GB
Status
Normal
Type/Status
RAID Inside
RAID Inside
Members(HDDx)
01
[ENTER]-Action
[ESC]-Exit
Figure 8
To check more detailed information about the array, use the <Tab> key while in the Main Menu block to move
the selection bar to the RAID Disk Drive List block. Select the array and press <Enter>. A small window displaying the array information will appear in the center of the screen (Figure 9).
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[ Main Menu ]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save And Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[ RAID Disk Drive List ]
Model Name RDD0: GRAID
[ Hard Disk Drive List ]
Model Name HDD0: ST3120026AS
HDD1: ST3120026AS
Name: GRAID
Level: 0-Stripe
Block:
128 KB
Capacity
Capacity:
240240
GBGB
Status
Normal
Members(HDDx)
01
Members: HDD 01
Status: Normal
[hi]-Select RAID
Figure 9
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Type/Status
RAID Inside
RAID Inside
[ RAID Information ]
RAID Level
0-Stripe [fgTAB]-Switch Window
Capacity
120 GB
120 GB
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[ENTER]-Detail
[ESC]-Exit
7. Save and Exit Setup: After configuring the RAID array, select the Save And Exit Setup item in the main
screen to save your settings before exiting the RAID BIOS utility, then press <Y> (Figure 10).
Gigabyte Technology Corp. RAID Setup Utility v1.07.06
[ Main Menu ]
[ Hard Disk Drive List ]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save And Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[ RAID Disk Drive List ]
Model Name RDD0: GRAID
[fgTAB]-Switch Window
Model Name HDD0: ST3120026AS
HDD1: ST3120026AS
RAID Level
0-Stripe
Capacity
120 GB
120 GB
Save to Disk & Exit (Y/N) ? Y
Capacity
Status
240 GB Normal
[hi]-Select ITEM
Type/Status
RAID Inside
RAID Inside
Members(HDDx)
01
[ENTER]-Action
[ESC]-Exit
Figure 10
Now, you may proceed to create the SATA RAID/AHCI driver diskette and the installation of the SATA RAID/
AHCI driver and operating system.
Delete the RAID Array:
To delete the array, select Delete RAID Disk Drive in the main menu and press <Enter>. The selection bar
will move to the RAID Disk Drive List block. Press the space bar on the array to be deleted; a small triangle
will appear to mark the selected array. Press <Delete>. When prompted to confirm your selection (Figure 11),
press <Y> to confirm or <N> to cancel.
Gigabyte Technology Corp. RAID Setup Utility v1.07.06
[ Main Menu ]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save And Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[ RAID Disk Drive List ]
Model Name } RDD0: GRAID
[hi]-Select RAID
[ Hard Disk Drive List ]
Model Name HDD0: ST3120026AS
HDD1: ST3120026AS
ALL DATA ON THE RAID WILL LOST!!
ARE YOU SURE TO DELETE (Y/N) ? N
RAID Level
Capacity
Status
0-Stripe
240 GB Normal
[SPACE]-Mark Delete
[DEL]-Confirm
Capacity
120 GB
120 GB
Type/Status
RAID Inside
RAID Inside
Members(HDDx)
01
[ESC]-Abort
Figure 11
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5-1-2 Making a SATA RAID/AHCI Driver Diskette
(Required for AHCI and RAID Mode)
To successfully install operating system onto SATA hard drive(s) that is/are configured to RAID/AHCI mode,
you need to install the SATA controller driver during the OS installation. Without the driver, the hard drive may
not be recognized during the Windows setup process. First of all, copy the driver for the SATA controller from
the motherboard driver disk to a floppy disk. For installing Windows Vista, you also can copy the SATA controller driver from the motherboard driver disk to a USB flash drive. See the instructions below about how to
copy the driver in MS-DOS and Windows mode.
In MS-DOS mode:
Prepare a startup disk that has CD-ROM support and a blank formatted floppy disk.
Steps:
1: Boot from the startup disk.
2: Remove the startup disk and insert the prepared floppy disk and the motherboard driver disk (here we assume that the drive letter for your optical drive is D:\).
3: At the A:\> prompt, type the following command. Press <Enter> after the command:
For the GIGABYTE SATA2, type (Figure 1): (Note)
A:\>copy d:\bootdrv\gsata\32bit\*.*
Figure 1
In Windows mode:
Steps:
1: Use an alternative system and insert the motherboard driver disk.
2: From your optical drive folder, double click the Menu.exe file in the BootDrv folder (Figure 2). A Command
Prompt window will open similar to that in Figure 3.
3: Insert the blank formatted disk. Depending on the operating system to be installed, select the controller
driver by pressing the corresponding letter from the menu and press <Enter>. For example, from the menu
in Figure 2,
• For the GIGABYTE SATA2, select 3) GIGABYTE GSATA driver for 32bit system for Windows 32-bit
operating system.
Your system will then automatically copy the driver files to the floppy disk. Press any key to exit when finished.
Figure 3
Figure 2
(Note)
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Change the directory from \32bit to \64bit for copying the Windows 64-bit driver.
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5-1-3 Installing the SATA RAID/AHCI Driver and Operating System
With the SATA RAID/AHCI driver diskette and correct BIOS settings, you are ready to install Windows Vista/
XP onto your hard drive(s). The followings are examples of Windows XP and Vista installation.
A. Installing Windows XP
Step 1:
Restart your system to boot from the Windows XP setup disk and press <F6> as soon as you see the message "Press F6 if you need to install a 3rd party SCSI or RAID driver" (Figure 1). A screen will then appear
asking you to specify additional device.
Windows Setup
Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.
Figure 1
Step 2:
Insert the floppy disk containing the SATA RAID/AHCI driver and press <S>. Then a controller menu similar
to Figure 2 below will appear. Select RAID/AHCI Driver for GIGABYTE GBB36X Controller (x32) and press
<Enter>.
Windows Setup
You have chosen to configure a SCSI Adapter for use with Windows, using a device support disk provided by an adapter manufacturer.
Select the SCSI Adapter you want from the following list, or press ESC to return to the previous screen.
RAID/AHCI Driver for GIGABYTE GBB36X Controller (x32)
ENTER=Select
F3=Exit
Figure 2
Step 3:
On the next screen, press <Enter> to continue the driver installation. After the driver installation, you can proceed with the Windows XP installation.
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B. Installing Windows Vista
(The procedure below assumes that only one RAID array exists in your system.)
Step 1:
Restart your system to boot from the Windows Vista setup disk and perform standard OS installation steps.
When a screen similar to that below appears (RAID/AHCI hard drive(s) will not be detected at this stage),
select Load Driver (Figure 3).
Figure 3
Step 2:
Insert the motherboard driver disk (Method A) or the floppy disk/USB flash drive that contains the SATA RAID/
AHCI driver (Method B), then specify the location of the driver (Figure 4). Note: For users using a SATA optical drive, be sure to copy the driver files from the motherboard driver disk to a USB flash drive before installing Windows Vista (go to the BootDrv folder and save the whole GSATA folder to the USB flash drive). Then
use Method B to load the driver.
Method A:
Insert the motherboard driver disk into your system and browse to the following directory:
\BootDrv\GSATA\32Bit
For Windows Vista 64-bit, browse to the 64Bit folder.
Method B:
Insert the USB flash drive containing the driver files and browse to \GSATA\32Bit (for Windows Vista 32-bit)
or \GSATA\64Bit (for Windows Vista 64-bit).
Figure 4
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Step 3:
When a screen as shown in Figure 5 appears, select GIGABYTE GBB36X Controller and click Next.
Figure 5
Step 4:
After the driver is loaded, select the RAID/AHCI drive(s) where you want to install the operating system and
then click Next to continue the OS installation (Figure 6).
Figure 6
The install menus described in this chapter are for reference only and may differ by driver version.
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C. Rebuilding an Array
Rebuilding is the process of restoring data to a hard drive from other drives in the array. Rebuilding applies only
to fault-tolerant arrays such as RAID 1 arrays. The procedures below assume a new drive is added to replace a
failed drive to rebuild a RAID 1 array. (Note: The new drive must have equal or greater capacity than the old one.)
For the GIGABYTE SATA2:
Turn off your computer and replace the failed hard drive with a new one. Use either the RAID setup utility or
the GIGABYTE RAID CONFIGURER utility in the operating system to perform the rebuild.
• Rebuilding with the RAID setup utility
Step 1:
When the message "Press <Ctrl-G> to enter RAID Setup Utility" appears, press <Ctrl> + <G> to enter the utility. In the Main Menu block, select Rebuild Mirror Drive and press <Enter>. The selection bar will move to
the degraded array. Press <Enter> again.
Gigabyte Technology Corp. RAID Setup Utility v1.07.06
[ Main Menu ]
[ Hard Disk Drive List ]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save And Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[ RAID Disk Drive List ]
Model Name RDD0: GRAID
Model Name HDD0: ST3120026AS
HDD1: ST3120026AS
RAID Level
1-Mirror
[fgTAB]-Switch Window
Capacity
120 GB [hi]-Select RAID
Capacity
120 GB
120 GB
Status
Degraded
Type/Status
RAID Inside
Non-RAID
Members(HDDx)
0?
[ENTER]-Action
[ESC]-Exit
Step 2:
The selection bar will then move to new hard drive in the Hard Disk Drive List block. Press <Enter> to start
the RAID rebuilding process. The rebuilding progress is displayed at the bottom of the screen. When done,
the status of the array will display as Normal.
Gigabyte Technology Corp. RAID Setup Utility v1.07.06
[ Main Menu ]
[ Hard Disk Drive List ]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save And Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[ RAID Disk Drive List ]
Model Name RDD0: GRAID
Model Name HDD0: ST3120026AS
HDD1: ST3120026AS
RAID Level
1-Mirror
Capacity
120 GB Rebuilding....35%, please wait....
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Capacity
120 GB
120 GB
Status
Degraded
Type/Status
RAID Inside
Non-RAID
Members(HDDx)
0?
• Rebuilding in the operating system
Make sure the GIGABYTE SATA2 SATA controller driver has been installed from the motherboard driver disk.
Launch the GIGABYTE RAID CONFIGURER from All Programs in the Start menu.
Step 2:
When the Rebuilding RAID Wizard appears,
click Next.
Step 1:
In the GIGABYTE RAID CONFIGURER screen,
right-click on the array to be rebuilt in the RAID
LIST block. Select Rebuild Raid. (Or click the
Rebuild icon
in the tool bar.)
Step 3:
Select a drive to rebuild the array and click Next.
Step 4:
Click Finish to start the RAID rebuilding process.
Step 6:
When finished, restart your system.
Step 5:
The rebuilding progress is displayed at the
bottom of the screen.
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5-2 Configuring Audio Input and Output
5-2-1 Configuring 2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio
The motherboard provides three audio jacks on the back panel
which support 2/4/5.1/7.1(Note)-channel audio. The picture to the
right shows the default audio jack assignments.
The integrated HD (High Definition) audio provides jack retasking capability that allows the user to change the function for
each jack through the audio driver.
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
• To install a microphone, connect your microphone to the Mic in jack and manually configure the
jack for microphone functionality.
• Audio signals will be present on both of the front and back panel audio connections simultaneously. If you want to mute the back panel audio (only supported when using an HD front panel
audio module), refer to instructions on page 74.
High Definition Audio (HD Audio)
HD Audio includes multiple high quality digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that support 44.1KHz/48KHz/
96KHz/192KHz sampling rate. HD Audio features multistreaming capabilities that allow multiple audio
streams (in and out) to be simultaneously processed. For example, users can listen to MP3 music, have an
Internet chat, make a telephone call over the Internet, and etc. all at the same time.
A. Configuring Speakers
(The following instructions use Windows Vista as the example operating system.)
Step 1:
After installing the audio driver, the HD Audio Manager
icon
will appear in the notification area. Double-click
the icon to access the HD Audio Manager.
(Note) 2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio Configurations:
Refer to the following for multi-channel speaker configurations.
• 2-channel audio: Headphone or Line out.
• 4-channel audio: Front speaker out and Rear speaker out.
• 5.1-channel audio: Front speaker out, Rear speaker out, and Center/Subwoofer speaker out.
• 7.1-channel audio: Front speaker out, Rear speaker out, Center/Subwoofer speaker out, and Side speaker out.
(Please refer to the configurations on next page)
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The pictures to the right show the 7.1-channel speak- 7.1-Channel Speakers:
er configurations.
Front Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Center/Subwoofer
Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
Step 2:
Connect an audio device to an audio jack. The The current connected device is dialog box appears. Select the
device according to the type of device you connect. Then
click OK.
Step 3:
On the Speakers screen, click the Speaker Configuration tab. In the Speaker Configuration list, select Stereo,
Quadraphonic, 5.1 Speaker, or 7.1 Speaker according to
the type of speaker configuration you wish to set up. Then
the speaker setup is completed.
B. Configuring Sound Effect
You may configure an audio environment on the Sound Effects tab.
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C. Activating an AC'97 Front Panel Audio Module
If your chassis provides an AC'97 front panel audio module, to activate the AC'97 functionality, click the tool icon
on the Speaker Configuration tab. On the Connector
Settings dialog box, select the Disable front panel jack
detection check box. Click OK to complete.
D. Muting the Back Panel Audio (For HD Audio Only)
Click Device advanced settings on the top right corner
on the Speaker Configuration tab to open the Device
advanced settings dialog box. Select the Mute the rear
output device, when a front headphone plugged in
check box. Click OK to complete.
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5-2-2 Configuring Microphone Recording
Step 1:
After installing the audio driver, the HD Audio Manager
icon
will appear in the notification area. Double-click
the icon to access the HD Audio Manager.
Step 2:
Connect your microphone to the Mic in jack (pink) on
the back panel or the Mic in jack (pink) on the front
panel. Then configure the jack for microphone functionality.
Note: The microphone functions on the front panel and
back panel cannot be used at the same time.
Step 3:
Go to the Microphone screen. Do not mute the recording volume, or you'll not be able to record the sound.
To hear the sound being recorded during the recording
process, do not mute the playback volume. It is recommended that you set the volumes at a middle level.
If you want to change the current sound input
default device to microphone, right-click on Microphone and select Set Default Device.
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Step 4:
To raise the recording and playback volume for the
microphone, click the Microphone Boost icon
on
the right of the Recording Volume slider and set the
Microphone Boost level.
Step 5:
After completing the settings above, click Start, point
to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click
Sound Recorder to begin the sound recording.
* Enabling Stereo Mix
If the HD Audio Manager does not display the recording device you wish to use, refer to the steps below. The
following steps explain how to enable Stereo Mix (which may be needed when you want to record sound from
your computer).
Step 1:
Locate the Volume icon
in the notification area and
right-click on this icon. Select Recording Devices.
Step 2:
On the Recording tab, right-click on an empty space
and select Show Disabled Devices.
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Step 3:
When the Stereo Mix item appears, right-click on this
item and select Enable. Then set it as the default device.
Step 4:
Now you can access the HD Audio Manager to configure Stereo Mix and use Sound Recorder to record the
sound.
5-2-3 Using the Sound Recorder
A. Recording Sound
1.Make sure you have connected the sound input device (e.g. microphone) to the computer.
2.To record the audio, click the Start Recording button
.
3.To stop recording audio, click the Stop Recording button
.
Be sure to save the recorded audio file upon completion.
B. Playing the Recorded Sound
You can play your recording in a digital media player program that supports your audio file format.
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5-3 Troubleshooting
5-3-1 Frequently Asked Questions
To read more FAQs for your motherboard, please go to the Support&Downloads\Motherboard\FAQ page on
GIGABYTE's website.
Q: In the BIOS Setup program, why are some BIOS options missing?
A: Some advanced options are hidden in the BIOS Setup program. Press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup during the POST. In
the Main Menu, press <Ctrl>+<F1> to show the advanced options.
Q: Why is the light of my keyboard/optical mouse still on after the computer shuts down?
A: Some motherboards provide a small amount of standby power after the computer shuts down and that's why the light is
still on.
Q: How do I clear the CMOS values?
A: For motherboards that have a CMOS_SW button, press this button to clear the CMOS values (before doing this, please
turn off the computer and unplug the power cord). For motherboards that have a clearing CMOS jumper, refer to the
instructions on the CLR_CMOS jumper in Chapter 1 to short the jumper to clear the CMOS values. If your board doesn't
have this jumper, refer to the instructions on the motherboard battery in Chapter 1. You can temporarily remove the battery from the battery holder to stop supplying power to the CMOS, which will clear the CMOS values after about one
minute.
Q: Why do I still get a weak sound even though I have turned my speaker to the maximum volume?
A: Make sure your speaker is equipped with an internal amplifier. If not, try a speaker with power/amplifier.
Q: Why cannot I install the onboard HD audio driver successfully? (For Windows XP only)
A: Step 1:First, make sure Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 has been installed (check in My Computer > Properties > General > System). If not, please update it from Microsoft's website. Then make sure the Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for
High Definition Audio has been installed successfully (check in My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device
Manager > System Devices).
Step 2:Check if Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus or Unknown device is present in Device Manager or
Sound, video, and game controllers. If yes, please disable this device. (If not, skip this step.)
Step 3:Then go back to My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager > System devices and right-click on
Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio and select Disable and Uninstall.
Step 4:In Device Manager, right-click on the computer name and select Scan for hardware changes. When the Add
New Hardware Wizard appears, click Cancel. Then install the onboard HD audio driver from the motherboard
driver disk or download the audio driver from GIGABYTE's website to install.
For more details, go to the Support&Downloads\Motherboards\FAQ page on our website and search for "onboard HD
audio driver."
Q: What do the beeps emitted during the POST mean?
A: The following Award BIOS beep code descriptions may help you identify possible computer problems.
(For reference only.)
1 short: System boots successfully
1 long, 3 short: Keyboard error
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long, 9 short: BIOS ROM error
1 long, 1 short: Memory or motherboard error
Continuous long beeps: Graphics card not inserted properly
1 long, 2 short: Monitor or graphics card error
Continuous short beeps: Power error
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5-3-2 Troubleshooting Procedure
If you encounter any troubles during system startup, follow the troubleshooting procedure below to solve the
problem.
START
Turn off the power. Remove all peripherals, connecting cables, and
power cord etc.
Make sure the motherboard does not short-circuit with the chassis or
other metal objects.
No
Yes
Isolate the short circuit.
The problem is verified and solved.
Check if the CPU cooler is attached to the CPU securely. Is the power connector of the CPU cooler connected to the CPU_FAN header
properly?
Yes
No
Secure the CPU cooler
on the CPU. Connect the
CPU cooler power cable
to the motherboard.
The problem is verified and solved.
Check if the memory is installed properly on the memory slot.
Yes
No
Correctly insert the
memory into the memory
socket.
The problem is verified and solved.
Insert the graphics card. Connect the ATX main power cable and the
12V power cable. Turn on the power to start the computer.
Make sure the graphics card is securely seated in the
expansion slot and power connectors are firmly attached.
A
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A
When the computer is turned on, is the CPU cooler running?
Yes
No
The power supply, CPU or
CPU socket might fail.
The problem is verified and solved.
Check if there is display on your monitor.
Yes
No
The graphics card,
expansion slot, or monitor
might fail.
The problem is verified and solved.
Turn off the computer. Plug in the keyboard and mouse and restart
the computer.
Check if the keyboard is working properly.
Yes
No
The keyboard or keyboard
connector might fail.
The problem is verified and solved.
Press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. Select "Load Fail-Safe Defaults" (or "Load Optimized Defaults"). Select "Save & Exit Setup" to
save changes and exit BIOS Setup.
Turn off the computer and connect the IDE/SATA devices. Check if
the system can boot successfully.
Yes
No
The IDE/SATA device,
connector, or cable might
fail.
The problem is verified and solved.
Reinstall the operating system. Reinstall other devices one by one
(install one device at one time and then boot the system to see if the
device works successfully).
END
If the procedure above is unable to solve your problem, contact the place of purchase or local
dealer for help. Or go to the Support&Downloads\Technical Service Zone page to submit your
question. Our customer service staff will reply you as soon as possible.
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5-4 Regulatory Statements
Regulatory Notices
This document must not be copied without our written permission, and the contents there of must not be
imparted to a third party nor be used for any unauthorized purpose. Contravention will be prosecuted. We
believe that the information contained herein was accurate in all respects at the time of printing. GIGABYTE
cannot, however, assume any responsibility for errors or omissions in this text. Also note that the information in this document is subject to change without notice and should not be construed as a commitment by
GIGABYTE.
Our Commitment to Preserving the Environment
In addition to high-efficiency performance, all GIGABYTE motherboards fulfill European Union regulations
for RoHS (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and WEEE
(Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) environmental directives, as well as most major worldwide safety
requirements. To prevent releases of harmful substances into the environment and to maximize the use of
our natural resources, GIGABYTE provides the following information on how you can responsibly recycle or
reuse most of the materials in your "end of life" product.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive Statement
GIGABYTE products have not intended to add and safe from hazardous substances (Cd, Pb, Hg, Cr+6,
PBDE and PBB). The parts and components have been carefully selected to meet RoHS requirement. Moreover, we at GIGABYTE are continuing our efforts to develop products that do not use internationally banned
toxic chemicals.
Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive Statement
GIGABYTE will fulfill the national laws as interpreted from the 2002/96/EC WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive. The WEEE Directive specifies the treatment, collection, recycling and disposal of
electric and electronic devices and their components. Under the Directive, used equipment must be marked,
collected separately, and disposed of properly.
WEEE Symbol Statement
The symbol shown below is on the product or on its packaging, which indicates that this product
must not be disposed of with other waste. Instead, the device should be taken to the waste
collection centers for activation of the treatment, collection, recycling and disposal procedure.
The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to
conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health
and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling,
please contact your local government office, your household waste disposal service or where you purchased
the product for details of environmentally safe recycling.
w When your electrical or electronic equipment is no longer useful to you, "take it back" to your local or
regional waste collection administration for recycling.
w If you need further assistance in recycling, reusing in your "end of life" product, you may contact us at the
Customer Care number listed in your product's user's manual and we will be glad to help you with your
effort.
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Finally, we suggest that you practice other environmentally friendly actions by understanding and using the
energy-saving features of this product (where applicable), recycling the inner and outer packaging (including
shipping containers) this product was delivered in, and by disposing of or recycling used batteries properly.
With your help, we can reduce the amount of natural resources needed to produce electrical and electronic
equipment, minimize the use of landfills for the disposal of "end of life" products, and generally improve our
quality of life by ensuring that potentially hazardous substances are not released into the environment and
are disposed of properly.
China Restriction of Hazardous Substances Table
The following table is supplied in compliance with China's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (China
RoHS) requirements:
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