CS65-SC
CS65-SU
Rev. A+
System Board
User’s Manual
44030034
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Windows® 98 SE and Windows® 2000 are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation. Intel® , Pentium® III and Celeron TM are
registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. VIA CyrixIII is a
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Caution:
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s
instructions.
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician for
help.
Notice:
1. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority
to operate the equipment.
2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with
the emission limits.
Table of Contents
Read Me First.......................................................... 6
Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 Features and Specifications.................................................................................. 7
1.2 Package Checklist......................................................................................................... 15
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
System Board Layout ..........................................................................................
System Memory...........................................................................................................
Jumper Settings for Selecting the CPU’s Front Side Bus......
Jumper Settings for Clearing CMOS Data........................................
Jumper Settings for Wake-On-Keyboard/Mouse..................................
Jumper Settings for Wake-On-USB Keyboard................................
Jumper Settings for the Onboard Audio Codec.........................
Jumper Settings for the System’s Beep Message.........................
Jumper Settings for the Boot Block Lock/Unlock........................
Ports and Connectors...........................................................................................
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Chapter 3 - Award BIOS Setup Utility
3.1 The Basic Input/Output System.....................................................................
3.1.1
Standard CMOS Features.............................................................
3.1.2
Advanced BIOS Features..............................................................
3.1.3
Advanced Chipset Features ......................................................
3.1.4
Integrated Peripherals.........................................................................
3.1.5
Power Management Setup............................................................
3.1.6
PnP/PCI Configurations....................................................................
3.1.7
PC Health Status...................................................................................
3.1.8
CPU Frequency Control..................................................................
3.1.9
Load Fail-Safe Defaults.....................................................................
3.1.10 Load Optimized Defaults..............................................................
3.1.11 Set Supervisor Password...............................................................
3.1.12 Set User Password..............................................................................
3.1.13 Save & Exit Setup.................................................................................
3.1.14 Exit Without Saving..............................................................................
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Chapter 4 - Supported Softwares
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
Desktop Management Interface..................................................................... 78
Hardware Doctor.......................................................................................................... 81
Intel 815 INF Update Utility for Windows 95/98/2000.... 81
Intel 815 Graphics Driver.s for Windows 95/98/NT............... 82
SoundMAX Integr ated Digital Audio Drivers for
Windows 95/98/NT (CS65-SC only).................................................... 83
4.6 Creative ES1373 Audio Drivers for Windows
(CS65-SU only)............................................................................................................... 83
4.7 Microsoft DirectX 7.0 Driver............................................................................. 83
4.8 Drivers and Utilities Installation Notes..................................................... 84
Appendix A - Using the Suspend to RAM
Function
A.1 Using the Suspend to RAM Function........................................................ 85
Appendix B - System Error Messages
B.1 POST Beep....................................................................................................................... 89
B.2 Error Messages.............................................................................................................. 89
Appendix C - Troubleshooting
C.1 Troubleshooting Checklist.................................................................................... 91
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Introduction
Read Me First
This page contains a summary of the important notes that must be
given special attention to prior to using the system board.
GPA
The system board supports 4MB display cache. To use this function,
you must install a 4MB GPA (Graphics Performance Accelerator)
card into the AGP slot. The GPA card is optional.
Processor
• The frequency ratio of some processors may have been locked
by the manufacturer. If you are using this kind of processor,
setting an extended ratio for the processor will have no effect.
The system will instead use its factory default ratio.
• The frequency ratio of processors greater than 8x has been
locked by the manufacturer and will no longer have the flexibility
of using extended ratios. Therefore, the system will use the
processor’s factory default ratio.
• Selecting an external bus clock other than 66MHz, 100MHz or
133MHz may result to the processor’s or system’s instability and
are not guaranteed to provide better system performance.
System Memory
• DIMMs 1 and 2 both support single-sided and double-sided
DIMMs.
• DIMM 3 supports single-sided and double-sided DIMMs but
double-sided is supported only if DIMM 4 is empty.
• DIMM 4 only supports single-sided DIMM and can be used only
if DIMM 3 is installed with single-sided DIMM too.
5VSB Power
• If you are using the (1) Wake-On-KB/Mouse, (2) Wake-On-LAN
and/or (3) Wake-On-Ring (internal modem) functions, the 5VSB
power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
• If you are using the Suspend to RAM function, the 5VSB power
source of your power supply must support ≥1A.
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard function, the 5VSB
power source of your power supply must support ≥1.5A.
Drivers
Make sure to reboot the system after each driver installation.
Problems will occur if you reboot only after installing all the drivers.
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 Features and Specifications
1.1.1 Features
Chipset
• Intel® 815
Processor
The system board is equipped with Socket 370. It is also equipped
with a switching voltage regulator that automatically detects 1.30V
to 2.05V.
• Pentium® III FCPGA 133MHz FSB (533EB-933EB) or 100MHz
FSB (500E-850E) processor
• CeleronTM 66MHz FSB: FCPGA (566MHz-700MHz) or PPGA
(300A-533MHz) processor
• Future VIA CyrixIII processor
System Memory
• 32MB to 512MB memory using unbuffered DIMMs
• Four 168-pin DIMM sockets
- DIMMs 1 and 2 both support single-sided and double-sided
DIMMs.
- DIMM 3 supports single-sided and double-sided DIMMs but
double-sided is supported only if DIMM 4 is empty.
- DIMM 4 only supports single-sided DIMM and can be used
only if DIMM 3 is installed with single-sided DIMM too.
• Uses x64 PC-133/PC-100 SDRAM DIMM (3.3V) for 133MHz/
100MHz system memory bus
DIMMs
2MBx64
4MBx64
8MBx64
16MBx64
32MBx64
Memory Size
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
256MB
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Expansion Slots
The system board is equipped with 1 universal AGP slot. AGP is an
interface designed to support high performance 3D graphics cards. It
utilizes a dedicated pipeline to access system memory for texturing,
z-buffering and alpha blending. The universal AGP slot supports AGP
2x with up to 533MB/sec. bandwidth and AGP 4x with up to
1066MB/sec. bandwidth for 3D graphics applications. AGP in this
system board will deliver faster and better graphics to your PC.
The system board is also equipped with 5 dedicated PCI slots and
1 AMR slot. AMR (Audio/Modem Riser) is an interface desgined for
installing an audio riser card, modem riser card or audio/modem riser
card that is compliant to the AMR specification.
Important:
• The CS65-SC system board only supports secondary
modem riser card.
• The CS65-SU system board only supports primary modem
riser card.
Onboard Graphics Features
• Graphics memory
- Shares 1MB of the system memory. This is fixed regardless of
the size of the system memory.
- Uses the Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) technology. This freely changes in size because graphics memory is
allocated from the system memory according to current
needs.
- Supports 4MB display cache by installing a 4MB GPA (Graphics Performance Accelerator) card into the AGP slot (4MB
GPA - optional).
• Graphics controller
- 133MHz super AGP performance when installed with a 4MB
GPA card (optional)
- 3D hyper pipelined architecture
- 2D hardware and motion video acceleration
- 9-bit precision hardware motion compensation assistance for
software MPEG2 decode
- Software DVD at 30fps
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• 2D graphics features
- Resolution: up to 1600x1200 in 8-bit color at 85Hz refresh
- 3 Operand Raster BitBLTs
- 64x64x3 color transparent cursor
• 3D graphics features
- Flat and Gouraud shading
- MIP mapping with tri-linear and anisotropic filtering
- Full color specular / Z-buffering
- Fogging atmospheric effect
- 3D pipe 2D clipping / backface culling
• Software drivers
- Windows® 95/98/2000
- Windows NT® 4.0
Onboard Audio Features (CS65-SC only)
• Supports Microsoft® DirectSound
• 32-voice wavetable synthesis
• AC’97 supported with full duplex, independent sample rate converter for audio recording and playback
• Downloadable sound (DLS) level-1
Onboard PCI Audio Features - Creative ES1373 (CS65-SU only)
• Supports Microsoft® DirectSound /DirectSound 3D / DirectMusic
SW acceleration
• 64 voice wavetable synthesizer
• Hardware SoundBlaster Pro for Windows DOS Box and
standard Microsoft Windows Sound 2.0
• Digital I/O compatible with consumer mode (SPDIF)
• Downloadable sound (DLS) level-1
Compatibility
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Microsoft PC ’98 compliant
VESA Display Power Management Signaling (DPMS)
VESA DDC2B for Plug and Play monitors
PCI 2.2, AMR 1.0 and AC ’97 compliant
Intel AGP version 2.0
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ATX Double Deck Ports (PC 99 color-coded connectors)
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Two USB ports
One NS16C550A-compatible DB-9 serial port
One DB-15 VGA port
One SPP/ECP/EPP DB-25 parallel port
One mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
One mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
One game/MIDI port
Three audio jacks: line-out, line-in and mic-in
Connectors
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One 9-pin connector for 1 external serial port
One connector for IrDA interface
Two IDE connectors
One floppy drive interface supports up to two 2.88MB floppy
drives
One 20-pin ATX power supply connector
One Wake-On-LAN connector
One Wake-On-Ring connector
CPU, chassis and second fan connectors
One opened chassis alarm connector
Three internal audio connectors (AUX-in, CD-in and TAD)
PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
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Two PCI IDE interfaces support up to four IDE devices
Supports Ultra ATA/66 hard drives
PIO Mode 4 Enhanced IDE (data transfer rate up to 14MB/sec.)
Bus mastering reduces CPU utilization during disk transfer
Supports ATAPI CD-ROM, LS-120 and ZIP
IrDA Interface
The system board is equipped with an IrDA connector for wireless
connectivity between your computer and peripheral devices. It
supports peripheral devices that meet the IrDA or ASKIR standard.
USB Ports
The system board is equipped with two USB ports. USB allows
data exchange between your computer and a wide range of
simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
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BIOS
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Award BIOS, Windows® 95/98/2000 Plug and Play compatible
Supports SCSI sequential boot-up
Flash EPROM for easy BIOS upgrades (4Mbit)
Includes Symbios Logic SCSI BIOS
Supports DMI 2.0 function
Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
The system board comes with a DMI 2.0 built into the BIOS. The
DMI utility in the BIOS automatically records various information
about your system configuration and stores these information in the
DMI pool, which is a part of the system board's Plug and Play
BIOS. DMI, along with the appropriately networked software, is
designed to make inventory, maintenance and troubleshooting of
computer systems easier. Refer to chapter 4 for instructions on using
the DMI utility.
1.1.2 System Health Monitor Functions
The system board is capable of monitoring the following “system
health” conditions.
• Monitors CPU/system temperature and overheat alarm
• One optional temperature sensor for user customization
• Monitors 5VSB/VBAT/1.5V/3.3V/5V/±12V/CPU voltages and
failure alarm
• Monitors the fan speed of the CPU fan, chassis fan and second
fan; controls the fan speed of the CPU and chassis fans; and
failure alarm
• Automatic CPU and chassis fans on/off control
• Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage and fan
speed
• Opened chassis alarm
• Supports Intel® processor thermal diode output (real processor
temperature)
Refer to the “PC Health Status” section in chapter 3 and the
“Hardware Doctor” section in chapter 4 for more information.
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1.1.3 Intelligence
Automatic CPU/Chassis Fan Off
The CPU and chassis fans will automatically turn off once the system
enters the Suspend mode.
Dual Function Power Button
Depending on the setting in the “Soft-Off By PWR-BTTN” field of
the Power Management Setup, this switch will allow the system to
enter the Soft-Off or Suspend mode.
Wake-On-Ring
This feature allows the system that is in the Suspend mode or Soft
Power Off mode to wake-up/power-on to respond to calls coming
through an internal or external modem. Refer to “Wake-On-Ring
Connector” in chapter 2 and “Resume On Ring” in the Power
Management Setup section in chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
If you are using a modem add-in card, the 5VSB power source
of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
Wake-On-LAN
The Wake-On-LAN function allows the network to remotely wake
up a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC. Your LAN card must support
the remote wakeup function. Refer to “Wake-On-LAN Connector” in
chapter 2 and “Resume On LAN” in the Power Management Setup
section in chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
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Wake-On-Keyboard/Wake-On-Mouse
This function allows you to use the keyboard or PS/2 mouse to
power-on the system. Refer to “Jumper Settings for Wake-OnKeyboard/Wake-On-Mouse” in chapter 2 and “Keyboard/Mouse
Power On” in the Integrated Peripherals section in chapter 3 for
more information.
Important:
• The power button will not function once a keyboard
password has been set in the “KB Power On Password”
field of the Integrated Peripherals submenu. You must type
the correct password to power-on the system. If you forgot
the password, power-off the system and remove the
battery. Wait for a few seconds and install it back before
powering-on the system.
• The 5VSB power source of your power supply must
support ≥720mA.
Wake-On-USB Keyboard
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard function allows you to use a USB
keyboard to wake up a system that is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To
RAM) state. Refer to “Jumper Settings for Wake-On-USB Keyboard”
in chapter 2 and “USB KB Wake-Up From S3” in the Power
Management Setup section in chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥1.5A.
RTC Timer to Power-on the System
The RTC installed on the system board allows your system to
automatically power-on on the set date and time. Refer to “Resume
On Alarm” in the Power Management Setup section in chapter 3 for
more information.
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ACPI STR
The system board is designed to meet the ACPI (Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface) specification. ACPI has energy
saving features that enables PCs to implement Power Management
and Plug-and-Play with operating systems that support OS Direct
Power Management. Currently, only Windows ® 98/2000 supports
the ACPI function. ACPI when enabled in the Power Management
Setup will allow you to use the Suspend to RAM function.
With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off
the system at once by pressing the power button or selecting
“Standby” when you shut down Windows® 98/2000 without having
to go through the sometimes tiresome process of closing files,
applications and operating system. This is because the system is
capable of storing all programs and data files during the entire
operating session into RAM (Random Access Memory) when it
powers-off. The operating session will resume exactly where you left
off the next time you power-on the system. Refer to “Using the
Suspend to RAM Function” in appendix A for more information.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥1A.
AC Power Failure Recovery
When power returns after an AC power failure, you may choose to
either power-on the system manually, let the system power-on
automatically or return to the state where you left off before power
failure occurs. Refer to “PWR Lost Resume State” in the Integrated
Peripherals section in chapter 3 for more information.
Year 2000 Compliant
• Supports hardware Y2K function.
• Supports hardware Random Number Generator (RNG) to enable a new security and manageability infrastructure for PC.
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Virus Protection
Most viruses today destroy data stored in hard drives. The system
board is designed to protect the boot sector and partition table of
your hard disk drive.
1.2 Package Checklist
The system board package contains the following items:
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The system board
A user’s manual
One card-edge bracket with a serial port
One IDE cable for ATA/66 IDE drives
One 34-pin floppy disk drive cable
One “Main Board Utility” CD
One “CyberLink PowerDVD” CD (optional)
If any of these items are missing or damaged, please contact your
dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
2.1 System Board Layout
CS65-SC
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CS65-SU
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Warning:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your system board,
processor, disk drives, add-in boards, and other components. Perform
the upgrade instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation
only. If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD
protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a
metal part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable,
establish and maintain contact with the system chassis throughout
any procedures requiring ESD protection.
2.2 System Memory
The system board is equipped with four
168-pin DIMM (Dual In-line Memory
Module) sockets that support unbuffered
PC-133/PC-100 SDRAM DIMM for
133MHz/100MHz system memory bus.
PC SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic
Random Access Memor y) is a fast
memory interface technology that uses
the clock on the chip to synchronize with
the CPU clock so that the timing of the
memory chips and the timing of the
CPU are synchronized. This saves time
during transmission of data, subsequently increasing system
performance.
You can use single-sided or double-sided DIMMs. 16MB, 32MB,
64MB and 128MB are single-sided DIMMs. 32MB, 64MB, 128MB
and 256MB are double-sided DIMMs. The following rules must be
followed when installing DIMM modules.
DIMM Socket
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
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SDRAM DIMM
Supports single-sided or double-sided DIMM.
Supports single-sided or double-sided DIMM.
• If you use double-sided DIMM, leave DIMM 4 empty.
• If you use single-sided DIMM, only install single-sided DIMM in
DIMM 4.
Only supports single-sided DIMM and can be used only if DIMM 3
is installed with single-sided DIMM too.
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Some double-sided DIMMs may come with memor y chips mounted
on one side of the module only and are easily mistaken as singlesided DIMMs. Relevant to the rules on DIMM installation, it is very
important that you know the type of DIMM you are using in DIMM
3 as this will affect the module you are going to use in DIMM 4. The
best way to identify the DIMM is to refer to the boot-up screen.
When you power-on the system, the boot-up screen shows the
system’s configuration. Press the <Pause> key to halt scrolling so
that the system’s configuration can be read. If it is assumed that
DIMM 3 is installed with single-sided DIMM (with memory chips on
one side of the module only) but the “SDRAM at Row(s)” field
shows “0 1 2 3 4 5”, it means the module is a double-sided DIMM.
If the field shows “0 1 2 3 4”, it means the module is actually a
single-sided DIMM.
The “System Memor y Frequency” field in the Advanced Chipset
Features submenu of the BIOS must be set according to the type of
PC SDRAM DIMM used.
The onboard VGA shares 1MB of the system memor y. This is fixed
regardless of the size of the system memory. Aside from the 1MB
shared memory, it also uses Dynamic Video Memory Technology
(DVMT). DVMT freely changes in size because graphics memory is
allocated from the system memory according to current needs.
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2.2.1 Display Cache Using 4MB GPA Card
4MB display cache is suppor ted only when an optional 4MB GPA
(Graphics Performance Accelerator) card is installed in the AGP slot.
The “Display Cache Frequency” field in the Advanced Chipset
Features submenu of the BIOS must be set according to the
frequency of the GPA card used.
The system board comes with a GPA retention module already
installed onto the AGP slot. The retention module is used to hold the
optional GPA card onto the slot and helps you install the card in the
correct orientation.
Installing the GPA Card
1. Position the GPA card in a 45 degree angle, making sure the
card’s Fastening Latch hooks into the retention module’s Notch.
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2. Once the Fastening Latch is engaged, push down firmly the
opposite side of the GPA card. As the GPA card is being
pushed down, the card’s Retention Bar will pass the retention
module’s Retainer Tab slightly pushing away the Actuator Arm.
Once the card is fully inserted into the slot, the Retention Bar will
appear underneath the Retainer Tab.
Uninstalling the GPA Card
1. Push back the Actuator Arm to free the card’s Retention Bar
from the Retainer Tab, then lift the card up until it is freed from
the AGP slot.
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2. Slightly move the card sideways to free the Fastening Latch from
the retention module’s Notch.
2.2.2 Installing the DIM Module
A DIM module simply snaps into a DIMM socket on the system
board. Pin 1 of the DIM module must correspond with Pin 1 of the
socket.
Notch
Tab
Pin 1
Tab
Key
1. Pull the “tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the side.
2. Position the DIMM above the socket with the “notches” in the
module aligned with the “keys” on the socket.
3. Seat the module ver tically into the socket. Make sure it is
completely seated. The tabs will hold the DIMM in place.
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2.3 Jumper Settings for Selecting the CPU’s Front
Side Bus
CPU Front Side Bus Select - Jumpers JP9 and JP10
The default setting of jumpers JP9 and
JP10 is Auto - the system will
automatically run according to the FSB
of the processor. The table below shows
the settings for different CPU and
DIMM combinations.
CPU/DIMM
JP9
JP10
Auto*
1-2 On
1-2 On
66/100MHz
2-3 On
2-3 On
100/100MHz
All Off
2-3 On
133/100MHz
All Off
All Off
133/133MHz
2-3 On
All Off
“*” denotes default setting
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2
1-2 On
3
1
2
3
2-3 On
1
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3
All Off
Warning:
Some processors, when overclocked, may result to the
processor’s or system’s instability and are not guaranteed to
provide better system performance. If you are unable to boot
your system due to overclocking, make sure to set these
jumpers back to their default settings.
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2.4 Jumper Settings for Clearing CMOS Data
Clear CMOS Data - Jumper JP2
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the supervisor or user
password.
c) You are unab le to boot-up the
computer system because the
processor’s clock/ratio was incorrectly
set in the BIOS.
you can reconfigure the system with the
default values stored in the ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the
ROM BIOS, please follow the steps below.
1. Power-off the system.
2. Set JP2 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP2
back to its default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Now power-on the system.
If your reason for clearing the CMOS data is due to incorrect
setting of the processor’s clock/ratio in the BIOS, please proceed
to step 4.
4. After powering-on the system, press <Del> to enter the main
menu of the BIOS.
5. Select the CPU Frequency Control submenu and press <Enter>.
6. Set the “CPU Clock/Spread Spectrum” or “CPU Clock Ratio”
field to its default setting or an appropriate bus clock or
frequency ratio. Refer to the CPU Frequency Control section in
chapter 3 for more information.
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7. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu of the BIOS setup
utility. Select “Save & Exit Setup” and press <Enter>.
8. Type <Y> and press <Enter>.
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1-2 On: Normal
(default)
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2-3 On:
Clear CMOS Data
2.5 Jumper Settings for Wake-On-Keyboard/
Wake-On-Mouse
Wake-On-Keyboard/Wake-On-Mouse - Jumper JP5
The Wake-On-Keyboard/Wake-OnMouse function allows you to use the
keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on
the system. By default, JP5 is disabled. To
use this function, set JP5 to 2-3 On.
“Keyboard/Mouse Power On” in the
Integrated Peripherals submenu of the
BIOS must be set accordingly. Refer to
chapter 3 for details.
Warning:
1. If JP5 was enabled with a
password set in the “KB Power
On Password” field, and now you wish to disable the
keyboard password function, make sure to set the
“Keyboard/Mouse Power On” field to Disabled prior to
setting JP5 to disabled. You will not be able to boot up the
system if you fail to do so.
2. The power button will not function once a keyboard
password has been set in the “KB Power On Password”
field of the Integrated Peripherals submenu. You must type
the correct password to power-on the system.
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3. The 5VSB power source of your power supply must
support ≥720mA.
1
1
2
2
3
3
1-2 On: Disable
(default)
2-3 On: Enable
2.6 Jumper Settings for Wake-On-USB Keyboard
Wake-On-USB Keyboard - Jumper JP12
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard function
allows you to use a USB keyboard to
wake up a system that is in the S3 (STR
- Suspend To RAM) state. By default,
JP12 is disabled. To use this function, set
JP12 to 2-3 On. “USB KB Wake-Up
From S3” in the Power Management
Setup submenu of the BIOS must also
be enabled.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your
power supply must support
≥1.5A.
1
1
2
2
3
3
1-2 On: Disable
(default)
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2-3 On: Enable
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2.7 Jumper Settings for the Onboard Audio Codec
(CS65-SC only)
Onboard Audio Codec Settings - Jumper JP7
This jumper is used to enable or disable
the audio codec (AC’97) on the system
board. By default, the onboard audio
codec is enabled. If you are using the
AMR card’s audio codec, set pins 2 and
3 to On. Please refer to the following
table on how the jumper and the BIOS
should be configured in different
situations or system configurations.
1
2
3
1-2 On:
Enable the Onboard
Audio Codec
(default)
1
2
3
2-3 On:
Disable the Onboard
Audio Codec
Important:
• The CS65-SC system board only supports secondary
modem riser card.
• The CS65-SU system board only supports primar y modem
riser card.
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Nomenclature
“BIOS - AC97 Audio” : Refers to the “AC97 Audio” field in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu.
“BIOS - AC97 Modem” : Refers to the “AC97 Modem” field in the Integrated
Peripherals submenu.
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1.
Onboard audio
(primary)
+
No card in AMR or
PCI slot
2.
Primary audio riser
in AMR slot
=
JP7: disable
BIOS - AC97 Audio: auto
3.
Onboard audio
(primary)
+
Secondary audio
riser in AMR slot
4.
Onboard audio
(primary)
+
Secondary modem
riser in AMR slot
5.
Onboard audio
(primary)
+
PCI modem card
in PCI slot
6.
PCI sound card
in PCI slot
=
7.
PCI sound card
in PCI slot
+
Primary modem
riser in AMR slot
= JP7: disable
BIOS - AC97 Audio: disable
BIOS - AC97 Modem: auto
8.
PCI sound card
in PCI slot
+
Secondary modem
riser in AMR slot
= JP7: enable
BIOS - AC97 Audio: disable
BIOS - AC97 Modem: auto
9.
PCI sound card
in PCI slot
+
PCI modem card
in PCI slot
10.
Audio Modem riser
in AMR slot
=
= JP7: enable
BIOS - AC97 Audio: auto
= JP7: enable
BIOS - AC97 Audio: auto
= JP7: enable
BIOS - AC97 Audio: auto
BIOS - AC97 Modem: auto
JP7: enable
= BIOS - AC97 Audio: auto
BIOS - AC97 Modem: disable
JP7: no effect; ignore
BIOS - AC97 Audio: disable
= JP7: no effect; ignore
BIOS - AC97 Audio: disable
BIOS - AC97 Modem: disable
JP7: disable
BIOS - AC97 Audio: auto
BIOS - AC97 Modem: auto
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2.8 Jumper Settings for the System’s Beep Message
System’s Beep Message Output Select - Jumper JP8
This jumper is used to select the
speaker from which the system’s beep
message will sound. If you want the
system’s beep message to come from
the external speaker that is connected
to the line-out jack, set this jumper pins
1 and 2 to On. If you want the system’s
beep message to come from the PC’s
speaker, set this jumper pins 2 and 3 to
On.
3
3
2
2
1
1
1-2 On:
External speaker
2-3 On:
PC’s speaker
(default)
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2.9 Jumper Settings for the Boot Block Lock/Unlock
Boot Block Lock/Unlock - Jumper JP6
This jumper is for factory use only. Please
leave it in its default setting.
3
3
2
2
1
1
1-2 On:
Unlock boot block
(default)
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2-3 On:
Lock Boot Block
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2.10 Ports and Connectors
2.10.1 Serial Ports
The built-in serial por ts are RS-232C asynchronous communication
ports with 16C550A-compatible UARTs that can be used with
modems, serial printers, remote display terminals, and other serial
devices. You can set the serial por ts’ I/O address in the Integrated
Peripherals submenu of the BIOS.
Connecting the Serial Ports
The system board is equipped with an
onboard serial por t (CN12 - Teal/
Turquoise) for COM 1 primar y serial
port located at the ATX double deck
ports of the board. It is also equipped
with a 9-pin connector at location J8 for
COM 2 secondary serial por t.
One card-edge bracket mounted with a
serial por t cable is provided with the
system board. If you want to use the
secondary serial por t, connect the serial
port cable to connector J8. Make sure
the colored stripe on the ribbon cable is
aligned with pin 1 of connector J8. Mount the card-edge bracket to
the system chassis.
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2.10.2 PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
The system board is equipped with an
onboard PS/2 mouse (CN1 - Green)
and PS/2 keyboard (CN2 - Purple)
ports located at the ATX double deck
ports of the system board. The PS/2
mouse port uses IRQ12. If a mouse is
not connected to this port, the system
will reserve IRQ12 for other expansion
cards.
Warning:
Make sure to turn off your
computer prior to connecting or
disconnecting a mouse or
keyboard. Failure to do so may
damage the system board.
2.10.3 Parallel Port
The system board has a standard
printer por t (CN4 - Burgundy) located
at the ATX double deck ports of the
board for interfacing your PC to a
parallel pr inter. It suppor ts SPP, ECP
and EPP modes. You can set the por t’s
mode in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu of the BIOS.
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Setting
2
Function
SPP
(Standard Parallel Port)
Allows normal speed operation but
in one direction only.
ECP
(Extended Capabilities Por t)
Allows parallel port to operate in
bidirectional mode and at a speed
faster than the SPP’s data transfer
rate.
EPP
(Enhanced Parallel Port)
Allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed.
2.10.4 Floppy Disk Drive Connector
The system board is equipped with a shrouded floppy disk drive
connector that supports two standard floppy disk drives. To prevent
improper floppy cable installation, the shrouded floppy disk header
has a keying mechanism. The 34-pin connector on the floppy cable
can be placed into the header only if pin 1 of the connector is
aligned with pin 1 of the header. You may enable or disable this
function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu of the BIOS.
Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive Cable
1. Install the 34-pin header connector
of the floppy disk drive cable into
the shrouded floppy disk header (J2)
on the system board. The colored
edge of the ribbon should be aligned
with pin 1 of J2.
2. Install the other 34-pin header
connector(s) into the disk drive(s).
Align the colored edge of the daisy
chained ribbon cable with pin 1 of
the drive edge connector(s). The endmost connector should be attached
to the drive you want to designate as Drive A.
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2.10.5 IDE Disk Drive Connector
The system board is equipped with two shrouded PCI IDE headers
that will interface four Enhanced IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)
disk drives. To prevent improper IDE cable installation, each shrouded
PCI IDE header has a keying mechanism. The 40-pin connector on
the IDE cable can be placed into the header only if pin 1 of the
connector is aligned with pin 1 of the header.
Connecting the IDE Disk Drive Cable
1. If you are connecting two IDE
drives, install the 40-pin connector
of the IDE cable into the primar y
shrouded IDE header (connector
J13). If you are adding a third or
fourth IDE device, install the 40-pin
connector of the other IDE cable
into the secondar y shrouded IDE
header (connector J14).
2. Install the other 40-pin header
connector(s) into the device with
the colored edge of the ribbon
cable aligned with pin 1 of the drive edge connector(s).
Note:
Refer to your disk drive user’s manual for information about
selecting proper drive switch settings.
Adding a Second IDE Disk Drive
When using two IDE drives, one must be set as the master and the
other as the slave. Follow the instructions provided by the drive
manufacturer for setting the jumpers and/or switches on the drives.
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The system board supports Enhanced IDE or ATA-2, ATA/33 or
ATA/66 hard drives. We recommend that you use hard drives from
the same manufacturer. In a few cases, drives from two different
manufacturers will not function properly when used together. The
problem lies in the hard drives, not the system board.
Important:
If you encountered problems while using an ATAPI CD-ROM
drive that is set in Master mode, please set the CD-ROM drive
to Slave mode. Some ATAPI CD-ROMs may not be recognized
and cannot be used if incorrectly set in Master mode.
2.10.6 Universal Serial Bus Ports
The system board is equipped with two
USB ports (CN11 - Black) located at
the ATX double deck por ts of the
board. USB allows data exchange
between your computer and a wide
range of simultaneously accessible
external Plug and Play peripherals. You
must have the proper drivers installed in
your operating system to use the USB
ports. Refer to your operating system’s
manual or documentation.
The system board supports the WakeOn-USB Keyboard function. This function
allows you to use a USB keyboard to
wake up a system that is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
If you want to use this function, you must set jumper JP12 pins 2
and 3 to On and set “USB KB Wake Up From S3” in the Power
Management Setup submenu of the BIOS to Enabled. Refer to
“Jumper Settings for Wake-On-USB Keyboard” in chapter 2 and
“USB KB Wake-Up From S3” in the Power Management Setup
section in chapter 3 for more information.
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2.10.7 IrDA Connector
The system board is equipped with an IrDA connector for wireless
connectivity between your computer and peripheral devices. The
IRDA (Infr ared Data Association) specification suppor ts data
transfers of 115K baud at a distance of 1 meter.
Connect your IrDA cable to connector J1 on the system board. Set
“UART2 Mode Select” in the Integrated Peripherals submenu of the
BIOS to the type of IrDA standard supported by your device. You
must have the proper drivers installed in your operating system to
use this connector. Refer to your operating system’s manual or
documentation.
Pin
Function
1
VCC
2
CIRRX
3
IRRX
4
Ground
5
IRTX
Note:
The sequence of the pin functions on some IrDA cable may be
reversed from the pin function defined on the system board.
Make sure to connect the cable to the IrDA connector
according to their pin functions.
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2.10.8 CPU Fan Connector
The processor must be kept cool by using a fan with heatsink.
Connect the CPU fan to the 3-pin fan connector at location J5 on
the system board. The system is capable of monitoring and
controlling the speed of the CPU fan. The CPU fan, together with the
chassis fan, will automatically turn off once the system enters the
Suspend mode.
Pin
Function
1
Ground
2
On/Off
3
Sense
2.10.9 Chassis Fan Connector
If you are installing a chassis fan in the system unit, connect the fan’s
connector to location J4 on the system board. The fan will provide
adequate airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the
processor. The system is capable of monitoring and controlling the
speed of the chassis fan. The chassis fan, together with the CPU fan,
will automatically turn off once the system enters the Suspend mode.
Pin
Function
1
Ground
2
On/Off
3
Sense
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2.10.10 Second Fan Connector
If you are installing a second fan in the system unit, connect the fan’s
connector to location J6 on the system board. The system is capable
of monitoring the speed of the second fan but does not control its
fan speed.
Pin
Function
1
Ground
2
+12V
3
Sense
2.10.11 VGA Port
The system board can only be used
with an analog video monitor. Connect
the monitor’s 15-pin D-shell cable
connector to the VGA por t (CN10 Blue) located at the ATX double deck
ports of the board. If your monitor
supports analog video but does not
have a 15-pin D-shell connector, see
your monitor dealer for the adapter or
optional cable . After you plug the
monitor cable into the VGA port, gently
tighten the cable screws to hold the
connector in place. Some monitors have
a switch that chooses between analog
and TTL (or digital) operation. If your monitor has such a switch, set
it for analog.
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2.10.12 Game/MIDI Port
The Game/MIDI port is identical to that
of a standard PC game adapter or
game I/O port. Connect an analog
joystick to the 15-pin D-sub connector
(CN3 - Gold) located at the ATX
double deck por ts of the system board.
This por t wor ks well with any
application that is compatible with the
standard PC joystick.
2.10.13 Audio Jacks
The system board is equipped with 3 audio jacks. A jack is a onehole connecting interface for inserting a plug.
Line-out Jack (CN7 - Lime)
This jack is used to connect external
speakers for audio output from the
system board.
Line-in Jack (CN5 - Light Blue)
This jack can be connected to the lineout jack of any external audio devices
such as Hi-fi set, CD player, AM/FM
radio tuner, synthesizer, etc. Connect a
stereo cable from the line-out jack of
your external device to this line-in jack.
Mic-in Jack (CN6 - Pink)
Connect a microphone to the mic-in jack.
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2.10.14 Internal Audio Connectors
AUX-in and CD-in
These audio-in connectors are used to
receive audio from a CD-ROM drive, TV
tuner or MPEG card.
TAD
TAD is a connector for telephony audio
devices such as voice modem cards. By
installing a PCI voice modem card that
is also equipped with a TAD connector,
connect one end of the cable (that
came with the card) to the card’s TAD connector and the other end
to the TAD connector on the system board. The voice modem will
interface with the onboard audio allowing voice to come from the
external speaker.
AUX-in (J20)
CD-in (J12)
TAD (J17)
40
Pin
Function
1
Left audio channel
2
Ground
3
Ground
4
Right audio channel
Pin
Function
1
Modem-out
(from modem)
2
Ground
3
Ground
4
Modem-in
(to modem)
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2.10.15 Wake-On-LAN Connector
The system board supports the Wake-On-LAN function. This function
will allow the network to remotely power-on a Soft Power Down
(Soft-Off) PC. However, if your system is in the Suspend mode, you
can power-on the system only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
To use the Wake-On-LAN function, you must enable the “Resume on
LAN” field in the Power Management Setup of the BIOS. Your LAN
card package should include a cable. Connect one end of the cable
to the wakeup header on the card and the other end to location
J16 on the system board. The network will detect Magic Packet and
asser t a wakeup signal to power-up the system. Refer to the add-in
card’s manual for details. Note: Your LAN card must suppor t the
remote wake up function.
Pin
Function
1
WOL
2
Ground
3
+5VSB
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
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2.10.16 Wake-On-Ring Connector
The Wake-On-Ring connector is used to connect to an internal
modem card that has the same connector. It will allow the system
that is in the Suspend mode or Soft Power Off mode to wake-up/
power-on to respond to calls coming through the internal modem
card.
To use this function, connect one end of the cable (that came with
the card) to the card’s wake-on-ring connector and the other end to
location J22 on the system board. You must also enable the “Resume
on Ring” field in the Power Management Setup of the BIOS.
If you are using an external modem, the ring-on function will come
through the serial port where the external modem is connected.
Pin
Function
1
Ground
2
RI#
Important:
If you are using a modem add-in card, the 5VSB power source
of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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2.10.17 Chassis Open Connector
The “chassis open” function, when enabled, will aler t you that the
system chassis is open. To use this function, please follow the steps
below.
1. Connect the “chassis sensor” cable that is attached on your
system chassis to location J3 on the system board.
2. Install the “Hardware Doctor” utility contained in the provided
CD. By default, this function is disabled. When enabled, a warning
message will appear when the chassis is open. The utility may
also be configured so that a beeping alarm will sound when the
chassis is open. Refer to the “Hardware Doctor” section in
chapter 4 for instructions on installing the utility.
Pin
Function
1
Ground
2
Chassis signal
3
N. C .
4
+5V
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2.10.18 Thermal Sensor Connector
If you wish to monitor the thermal condition of a device, connect
one end of the thermal cable to the RT3 connector on the system
board and the other end to the device.
Pin
44
Function
1
Ground
2
Sensor
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2.10.19 DIMM/PCI Standby Power LED
DIMM Standby Power LED
This LED will turn red when the system’s power is on or when it is
in the Suspend state (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM). It
will not light when the system is in the Soft-Off state.
PCI Standby Power LED
This LED will turn red when the system is in the power-on, Soft-Off
or Suspend (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM) state.
3.3VSB Standby for PCI (Jumper J18)
The default setting of jumper J18 is On. It provides 3.3VSB
Standby power to the PCI slots. If you are using a PCI modem
card that does not comply to the PCI 2.2 specification, please
set this jumper to Off. The PCI Standby Power LED’s light will
subsequently turn off.
1
2
On
1
2
Off
Important:
Lighted LEDs serve as a reminder that you must power-off the
system then turn off the power supply’s switch or unplug the
power cord prior to installing any DIM modules or add-in cards.
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2.10.20 Power Connector
The pin assignment of the ATX power connector is shown below.
Pin
Function
Pin
Function
1
3.3V
11
3.3V
2
3.3V
12
-12V
3
Ground
13
Ground
4
+5V
14
PS-ON
5
Ground
15
Ground
6
+5V
16
Ground
7
Ground
17
Ground
8
PW-OK
18
-5V
9
5VSB
19
+5V
10
+12V
20
+5V
Important:
The system board requires a minimum of 3.3V/6A electric
current.
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2.10.21 Front Panel LEDs and Switches
HD-LED: Primary/Secondary IDE LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
G-LED: Green LED
This LED will not light when the system’s power is on or when the
system is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. It will blink every
second when the system is in the S1 (POS - Power On Suspend)
state.
ATX-SW: ATX Power Switch
Depending on the setting in the BIOS setup, this switch is a “dual
function power button” that will allow your system to enter the SoftOff or Suspend mode. Refer to “Soft-Off By PWR-BTTN” in the
Power Management Setup (Chapter 3).
G-SW: Green Switch
This switch will allow your system to enter the Suspend mode.
RESET: Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the
system thus prolonging the life of the power supply or system.
SPEAKER: Speaker Connector
This connects to the speaker installed in the system chassis.
KEYLOCK: Power/Standby LED and Keylock Connector
Use pins 21 to 23 to connect to the Power/Standby LED. When the
system’s power is on, this LED will light. When the system is in the
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S1 (POS - Power On Suspend) state, it will blink ever y second.
When the system is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state, it will
blink every 4 seconds.
Note:
If a system did not boot-up and the Power/Standby LED did
not light after it was powered-on, it may indicate that the CPU
or memor y module was not installed properly. Please make
sure they are properly inserted into their corresponding socket.
Use pins 24 to 25 to connect to the keyboard lock (located on the
front panel of the system chassis) for locking the keyboard.
Pin
1
2
Pin Assignment
HDD LED Power
HDD
G-LED
(Green LED)
3
4
5
N. C.
Green LED Power
Green
ATX-SW
(ATX power switch)
6
7
8
N. C.
PWRBT
Ground
G-SW
(Green switch)
9
10
11
N. C.
SMI
Ground
RESET
(Reset switch)
12
13
14
N. C.
H/W Reset
Ground
SPEAKER
(Speaker connector)
15
16
17
18
19
N. C.
Speaker Data
N. C.
Ground
Speaker Power
KEYLOCK
(Power/Standby LED and Keylock
connector)
20
21
22
23
24
25
N. C.
LED Power (+)
N.C.
LED Power (-) or Standby Signal
Keylock
Ground
HD-LED
(Primary/Secondary IDE LED)
Use pins 21-23 for the Power/
Standby LED.
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Chapter 3 - Award BIOS Setup Utility
3.1 The Basic Input/Output System
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is a program that takes care
of the basic level of communication between the processor and
peripherals. In addition, the BIOS also contains codes for various
advanced features found in this system board. This chapter explains
the Setup Utility for the Award BIOS.
After you power up the system, the BIOS message appears on the
screen and the memory count begins. After the memor y test, the
following message will appear on the screen:
Press DEL to enter setup
If the message disappears before you respond, restart the system or
press the “Reset” button. You may also restar t the system by
pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
When you press <Del>, the main menu screen will appear.
CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1984-2000 Award Software
Standard CMOS Features
CPU Frequency Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
PnP/PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
Esc
F10
↑↓→←
: Quit
: Save & Exit Setup
: Select Item
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
3.1.1 Standard CMOS Features
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Standard CMOS Features” and
press <Enter>. A screen similar to the one on the next page will
appear.
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CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1984-2000 Award Software
Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Tue, May 23 2000
4 : 35 : 5
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
Press
Press
Press
Press
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Secondary Master
Secondary Slave
Enter
Enter
Enter
Enter
None
None
None
None
Drive A
Drive B
1.44M, 3.5 in.
None
Video
Halt On
EGA/VGA
All, But Keyboard
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
Item Help
Menu Level
Change the day, month,
year and century
640K
129024K
130048K
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays
a day, from Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from
January to December. Date displays the date, from 1 to 31. Year
displays the year, from 1994 to 2079.
Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based
on the 24-hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00.
Hour displays hours from 00 to 23. Minute displays minutes from
00 to 59. Second displays seconds from 00 to 59.
IDE Primary Master, IDE Primary Slave, IDE Secondary Master and
IDE Secondary Slave
Move the cursor to the “IDE Primar y Master”, “IDE Primary Slave”,
“IDE Secondary Master” or “IDE Secondary Slave” field, then press
<Enter>.
IDE HDD Auto Detection
Detects the parameters of the drive. The par ameters will
automatically be shown on the screen.
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IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave
If you wish to define your own drive type manually, select
“Manual”. The drive type information should be included in the
documentation from your hard disk vendor. If you select ”Auto”,
the BIOS will auto-detect the HDD & CD-ROM drive at the
POST stage and show the IDE for the HDD & CD-ROM drive.
If a hard disk has not been installed, select “None”.
Capacity
Displays the approximate capacity of the disk drive. Usually the
size is slightly greater than the size of a formatted disk given by
a disk checking program.
Access Mode
For hard drives larger than 528MB, you would typically select the
LBA type. Certain operating systems require that you select
Normal or Large. Please check your operating system’s manual or
Help desk on which one to select.
Drive A and Drive B
These fields identify the types of floppy disk drives installed.
None
360K, 5.25 in.
1.2M, 5.25 in.
720K, 3.5 in.
1.44M, 3.5 in.
2.88M, 3.5 in.
No floppy drive is installed
5-1/4 in. standard drive; 360KB capacity
5-1/4 in. AT-type high-density drive; 1.2MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 720KB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 1.44MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 2.88MB capacity
Video
This field selects the type of video adapter used for the primary
system monitor. Although secondary monitors are supported, you do
not have to select the type. The default setting is EGA/VGA.
EGA/VGA
CGA 40
CGA 80
Mono
Enhanced Graphics Adapter/Video Graphics Array. For
EGA, VGA, SVGA and PGA monitor adapters.
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 40-column
mode.
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 80-column
mode.
Monochrome adapter. Includes high resolution
monochrome adapters.
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Halt On
This field determines whether the system will stop if an error is
detected during power up.
No Errors The system boot will not stop for any errors detected.
All Errors The system boot will stop whenever the BIOS detects
a non-fatal error.
All, But Keyboard The system boot will not stop for a keyboard
error; it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Diskette The system boot will not stop for a disk error;
it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Disk/Key The system boot will not stop for a disk or
keyboard error; it will stop for all other errors.
Base Memory
Displays the amount of base (or conventional) memory installed in
the system. The value of the base memory is typically 512K for
systems with 512K memory installed on the motherboard or 640K
for systems with 640K or more memor y installed on the
motherboard.
Extended Memory
Displays the amount of extended memory detected during boot-up.
Total Memory
Displays the total memor y available in the system.
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3.1.2 Advanced BIOS Features
The Advanced BIOS Features allows you to configure your system
for basic operation. Some entries are defaults required by the system
board, while others, if enabled, will improve the performance of your
system or let you set some features according to your preference.
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Advanced BIOS Features
Virus Warning
CPU L1 Cache
CPU L2 Cache
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
Processor Serial Number
Quick Power On Self Test
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Swap Floppy Drive
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Typematic Rate Setting
X Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
X Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Floppy
HDD-0
LS/ZIP
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Off
Disabled
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Disabled
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F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
Allows you to choose
the VIRUS warning
feature for IDE Hard
Disk boot sector
protection. If this
function is enabled and
someone attempt to
write data into this
area, BIOS will show a
warning message on
screen and alarm beep
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Virus Warning
This field protects the boot sector and partition table of your hard disk
drive. When this field is enabled, the Award BIOS will monitor the boot
sector and partition table of the hard disk drive. If an attempt is made
to write to the boot sector or partition table of the hard disk drive,
the BIOS will halt the system and an error message will appear.
After seeing the error message, if necessary, you will be able to run
an anti-virus program to locate and remove the problem before any
damage is done.
Many disk diagnostic programs which attempt to access the boot
sector table will cause the warning message to appear. If you are
running such a program, we recommend that you first disable this field.
Also, disable this field if you are installing or running cer tain operating
systems like Windows ® 95/98/2000 or the operating system may not
install nor work.
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CPU L1 Cache and CPU L2 Cache
These fields speed up the memory access. The default value is
enabled. Enable the external cache for better performance.
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
The processors supported by the system board come with built-in
Level 2 cache. By default, ECC is enabled to check the Level 2 cache.
If you are not using this function, set this field to Disabled.
Processor Serial Number
This field will appear only when you are using Intel’s Pentium III or
later processor. These processors come with an individual
"processor serial number" which by default is activated. Therefore,
when connected to the Internet, the processor transmits the serial
number online making it possible to track your online activity. This
field provides you the option of disabling this function.
Quick Power On Self Test
This field speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) after you power on
the system. When Enabled, the BIOS will shor ten or skip some check
items during POST.
First Boot Device, Second Boot Device, Third Boot Device and
Boot Other Device
Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the “First Boot
Device” “Second Boot Device” and “Third Boot Device” fields
respectively. The BIOS will boot the operating system according to
the sequence of the drive selected. Set “Boot Other Device” to
Enabled if you wish to boot from another device.
Swap Floppy Drive
When this field is enabled and the system is booting from the floppy
drive, the system will boot from drive B instead of drive A. When
this field is disabled and the system is booting from the floppy drive,
the system will boot from drive A. You must have two floppy drives
to use this function.
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Boot Up Floppy Seek
When enabled, the BIOS will check whether the floppy disk drive
installed is 40 or 80 tracks. Note that the BIOS cannot distinguish
between 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M drive types as they are all 80
tracks. When disabled, the BIOS will not search for the type of floppy
disk drive by track number. Note that there will not be any warning
message if the drive installed is 360KB.
Boot Up NumLock Status
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric
keypad. By default, the system boots up with NumLock on wherein
the function of the numeric keypad is the number keys. When set to
Off, the function of the numeric keypad is the arrow keys.
Typematic Rate Setting
Disabled Continually holding down a key on your keyboard will
cause the BIOS to repor t that the key is down.
Enabled The BIOS will not only repor t that the key is down,
but will first wait for a moment, and, if the key is still
down, it will begin to report that the key has been
depressed repeatedly. For example, you would use such
a feature to accelerate cursor movements with the
arrow keys. You can then select the typematic rate and
typematic delay in the “Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)”
and “Typematic Delay (Msec)” fields below.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This field allows you to select the rate at which the keys are
accelerated.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
This field allows you to select the delay between when the key was
first depressed and when the acceleration begins.
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Security Option
This field determines when the system will prompt for the password
- ever ytime the system boots or only when you enter the BIOS
setup. Set the password in the Set Supervisor/User Password
submenu.
System The system will not boot and access to Setup will be
denied unless the correct password is entered at the
prompt.
Setup The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied
unless the correct password is entered at the prompt.
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
This field allows you to access the memory that is over 64MB in
OS/2. The options are: Non-OS2 and OS2.
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
The system board supports SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and
Reporting Technology) hard drives. SMART is a reliability prediction
technology for ATA/IDE and SCSI drives. The drive will provide
sufficient notice to the system or user to backup data prior to the
drive’s failure. The default is Disabled. If you are using hard drives
that suppor t S.M.A.R.T., set this field to Enabled. SMART is
suppor ted in ATA/33 or later hard drives.
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3.1.3 Advanced Chipset Features
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Advanced Chipset Features
SDRAM CAS Latency Time
SDRAM Cycle Time Tras/Trc
SDRAM RAS-to-CAS Delay
SDRAM RAS Precharge Time
System BIOS Cacheable
Video BIOS Cacheable
Delayed Transaction
Display Cache Frequency
System Memory Frequency
3
6/8
3
3
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
100 MHz
Auto
* Onboard Display Cache Setting
CAS# Latency
Paging Mode Control
RAS-to-CAS Override
RAS# Timing
RAS# Precharge Timing
*
3
Close
by CAS# LT
Slow
Slow
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F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
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F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
This section gives you functions to configure the system based on
the specific features of the chipset. The chipset manages bus speeds
and access to system memory resources. These items should not
be altered unless necessary. The default settings have been chosen
because they provide the best operating conditions for your system.
The only time you might consider making any changes would be if
you discovered some incompatibility or that data was being lost
while using your system.
SDRAM CAS Latency Time
The default setting is 3 which is 3 clock cycles for the CAS latency.
SDRAM Cycle Time Tras/Trc
This field selects the number of SCLKs for an access cycle. The
default is 6/8.
SDRAM RAS-to-CAS Delay
This field allows you to inser t a timing delay between the CAS and
RAS strobe signals, used when DRAM is written to, read from, or
refreshed. This field applies only when synchronous DRAM is installed
in the system.
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SDRAM RAS Precharge Time
If there is insufficient number of cycles for the RAS to accumulate its
charge before DRAM refresh, the refresh may be incomplete and the
DRAM may fail to retain data.
System BIOS Cacheable
When this field is enabled, accesses to the system BIOS ROM
addressed at F0000H-FFFFFH are cached, provided that the cache
controller is enabled. The larger the range of the Cache RAM, the
higher the efficiency of the system.
Video BIOS Cacheable
As with caching the system BIOS, enabling the Video BIOS cache will
allow access to video BIOS addresssed at C0000H to C7FFFH to
be cached, if the cache controller is also enabled. The larger the range
of the Cache RAM, the faster the video performance.
Delayed Transaction
When enabled, this function frees up the PCI bus for other PCI
masters during the PCI-to-ISA transactions. This allows PCI and ISA
buses to be used more efficiently and prevents degradation of
performance on the PCI bus when ISA accesses are made.
Display Cache Frequency
100 MHz Select this option if you are using a 100MHz
frequency GPA card.
133 MHz Select this option if you are using a 133MHz
frequency GPA card.
System Memory Frequency
Auto
The BIOS will automatically detect the type of PC
SDRAM DIMM installed on the system board.
100 MHz Select this option if you are using a PC-100 SDRAM
DIMM.
133 MHz Select this option if you are using a PC-133 SDRAM
DIMM.
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Onboard Display Cache Setting
The fields in this section are selectable only when a 4MB GPA card
is installed in the AGP slot.
CAS# Latency
This field is used to select the local memor y clock periods. The
options are 2 and 3.
Paging Mode Control
This field is used to select the paging mode control. The options
are Open and Close.
RAS-to-CAS Override
This field is used to select the display cache clock periods control.
The options are “by CAS# LT” and “Override(2)”.
RAS# Timing
This field controls RAS# active to Protegra, and refresh to RAS#
active delay (in local memor y clocks). The options are Slow and
Fast.
RAS# Precharge Timing
This field controls RAS# precharge (in local memory clocks). The
options are Slow and Fast.
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Integrated Peripherals
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
Enabled
On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
Enabled
IDE Primary Master PIO
Auto
IDE Primary Slave PIO
Auto
IDE Secondary Master PIO
Auto
IDE Secondary Slave PIO
Auto
IDE Primary Master UDMA
Auto
IDE Primary Slave UDMA
Auto
IDE Secondary Master UDMA Auto
IDE Secondary Slave UDMA
Auto
USB Controller
Enabled
USB Keyboard Support
Disabled
Init Display First
PCI Slot
AC97 Audio
Auto
AC97 Modem
Auto
IDE HDD Block Mode
Enabled
Keyboard/Mouse Power On
Disabled
Enter
X KB Power On Password
Ctrl-F1
X KB Power On Hot Key
Onboard FDC Controller
Enabled
Onboard Serial Port 1
3F8/IRQ4
Onboard
Serial
Port
2
2F8/IRQ3
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save
UART2 Mode
Select
F5:Previous
Values Normal
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
X RxD, TxD Active
Hi,Lo
X IR Transmission Delay
Enabled
Onboard Parallel Port
378/IRQ7
Parallel Port Mode
ECP+EPP
EPP Mode Select
EPP1.7
ECP Mode Use DMA
3
PWR Lost Resume State
Keep Off
Game Port Address
201
Midi Port Address
Disabled
X Midi Port IRQ
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Item Help
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The screen above list all the fields available in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu, for ease of reference in this manual. In the actual CMOS setup,
you have to use the scroll bar to view the fields. The settings on the screen
are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE and On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
These fields allow you to enable or disable the primary and
secondary IDE controller. The default is Enabled. Select Disabled if
you want to add a different hard drive controller.
IDE Primary Master/Slave PIO and IDE Secondary Master/Slave
PIO
PIO means Programmed Input/Output. Rather than have the BIOS
issue a series of commands to effect a transfer to or from the disk
drive, PIO allows the BIOS to tell the controller what it wants and
then let the controller and the CPU perform the complete task by
themselves. Your system suppor ts five modes, 0 (default) to 4, which
primarily differ in timing. When Auto is selected, the BIOS will select
the best available mode after checking your drive.
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Auto The BIOS will automatically set the system according to
your hard disk drive’s timing.
Mode 0-4 You can select a mode that matches your hard disk
drive’s timing. Caution: Do not use the wrong setting
or you will have drive errors.
IDE Primary Master/Slave UDMA and IDE Secondary Master/
Slave UDMA
These fields allow you to set the Ultra DMA in use. When Auto is
selected, the BIOS will select the best available option after checking
your hard drive or CD-ROM.
Auto
The BIOS will automatically detect the settings for you.
Disabled The BIOS will not detect these categories.
USB Controller
We recommend that you leave this field in its default setting Enabled.
USB Keyboard Support
By default, USB Keyboard Support is Disabled. However, if you are
using a USB keyboard under DOS, make sure to enable this
function.
Init Display First
This field is used to select whether to initialize the onboard VGA /
AGP, or PCI first when the system boots.
Onboard/AGP When the system boots, it will first initialize the
onboard VGA or AGP.
PCI Slot When the system boots, it will first initialize PCI.
AC97 Audio
Auto
Select this option when using the onboard audio codec,
primary or secondary audio riser card, or audio/modem
riser card.
Disabled Select this option when using a PCI sound card.
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AC97 Modem
Auto
Select this option when using a primar y or secondary
modem riser card, or audio/modem riser card.
Disabled Select this option when using a PCI modem card.
IDE HDD Block Mode
Enabled
The IDE HDD uses the block mode. The system BIOS
will check the hard disk drive for the maximum block
size the system can transfer. The block size will depend
on the type of hard disk drive.
Disabled The IDE HDD uses the standard mode.
Keyboard/Mouse Power On
This field allows you to use the keyboard or PS/2 mouse to poweron the system. To use this function, make sure JP5 is set to 2-3 On the Wake-On-Keyboard/Mouse function enabled. Refer to “Jumper
Settings for Wake-On-Keyboard/Wake-On-Mouse” in chapter 2 for
more information.
Disabled
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Default setting.
Warning:
If JP5 was previously enabled with a password set in the “KB Power On Password” field,
and now you wish to disable the keyboard
password function, make sure to set this field
to disabled prior to setting JP5 to disabled
(1-2 On). You will not be able to boot up the
system if you fail to do so.
When this option is selected, move the cursor to
the “KB Power On Password” field and press
<Enter>. Enter your password. You can enter up to
5 characters. Type in exactly the same password to
confirm, then press <Enter>.
Important:
The power button will not function once a
keyboard password has been set in the “KB
Power On Password” field. You must type the
correct password to power-on the system. If
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system and remove the battery. Wait for a
few seconds and install it back before
powering-on the system.
Hot Key
When this option is selected, move the cursor to
the “KB Power On Hot Key” field to select a
function key you would like to use to power-on the
system. The options are from Ctrl-F1 to Ctrl-F12.
Mouse Left When this option is selected, double-click the left
button of the mouse to power-on the system.
Mouse Right When this option is selected, double-click the right
button of the mouse to power-on the system.
Any Key
Press any key to power-on the system.
Keyboard 98 When this option is selected, press the “wake up”
key of the Windows 98 compatible keyboard to
power-on the system.
Onboard FDC Controller
Enabled Enables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Disabled Disables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Onboard Serial Port 1 and Onboard Serial Port 2
Auto
The system will automatically select an I/O address for
the onboard serial por t 1 and serial por t 2.
3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3 Allows
you
to
manually select an I/O address for the onboard serial
port 1 and serial port 2.
Disabled Disables the onboard serial por t 1 and/or serial port 2.
UART2 Mode Select
The system board supports IrDA function for wireless connectivity
between your computer and peripheral devices. You may not use
IrDA (J1) and the COM 2 serial port (J8) at the same time. If you
are using the COM 2 serial por t, make sure this field is set to
Normal.
To use the IrDA function, follow the steps below.
1. Connect your IrDA cable to connector J1 on the system
board.
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2. Set the “UART2 Mode Select” field to the type of IrDA
standard supported by your IrDA peripheral/device (IrDA or
ASKIR). For better transmission of data, your IrDA peripheral
device must be within a 30o angle and within a distance of 1
meter.
3. Set the “RxD, TxD Active” and “IR Transmission Delay” fields
appropriately.
RxD, TxD Active
The options are Hi, Lo; Lo, Hi; Lo, Lo; and Hi, Hi.
IR Transmission Delay
If this field is Enabled, transmission of data will be slower. This is
recommended when you encounter transmission problem with your
device. The options are: Enabled and Disabled.
Onboard Parallel Port
378/IRQ7, 3BC/IRQ7, 278/IRQ5 Selects the I/O address and
IRQ for the onboard parallel port.
Disabled Disables the onboard parallel port.
Parallel Port Mode
The options are SPP, EPP, ECP and ECP+EPP. These apply to a
standard specification and will depend on the type and speed of
your device. Refer to your peripheral’s manual for the best option.
SPP
Allows normal speed operation but in one direction only.
“ECP (Extended Capabilities Port)”
Allows parallel por t to operate in bidirectional mode and at a
speed faster than the normal mode’s data transfer rate.
“EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port)”
Allows bidirectional parallel por t operation at maximum speed.
If you selected EPP, the “EPP Mode Select” field is selectable. If you
selected ECP, the “ECP Mode Use DMA” field is selectable. If you
selected ECP+EPP, both “EPP Mode Select” and “ECP Mode Use
DMA” are selectable.
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EPP Mode Select
The options are EPP1.9 and EPP1.7. Default setting: EPP1.7.
ECP Mode Use DMA
This is used to select a DMA channel for the parallel por t. The
options are 1 and 3. Default setting: 3.
PWR Lost Resume State
Keep Off
When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system’s power is off. You must press the Power
button to power-on the system.
Turn On When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system will automatically power-on.
Last State When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system will return to the state where you left off
before power failure occurs. If the system’s power is
off when AC power failure occurs, it will remain off
when power returns. If the system’s power is on
when AC power failure occurs, the system will poweron when power returns.
Game Port Address
This field is used to select the game por t’s address. The options are
201, 209 and Disabled.
Midi Port Address
This field is used to select the midi por t’s address. The options are
290, 292 and Disabled. If you have selected the midi por t’s address,
you may select its IRQ in the “Midi Port IRQ” field.
Midi Port IRQ
This field is used to select the midi por t’s IRQ. The options are 5
and 10.
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3.1.5 Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure your system
to most effectively save energy.
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Power Management Setup
ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
Power Management
Video Off Method
Video Off In Suspend
Suspend Mode
HDD Power Down
Soft-Off By PWR-BTTN
Resume on PCI Event
Resume on Ring
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
Resume on LAN
Resume on Alarm
X Date(of Month) Alarm
X Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
Enabled
S1(POS)
User Define
DPMS
Yes
Disabled
Disabled
Instant-Off
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
0
0:0:0
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
ACPI Function
This function should be enabled only in operating systems that
support ACPI. Currently, only Windows® 98/2000 suppor ts this
function. When the system is in Windows® 98/2000 and this field is
enabled, the system will ignore the settings in the “Suspend Mode”
and “HDD Power Down” fields. If you want to use the Suspend to
RAM function, make sure this field is enabled then select “S3(STR)” in
the field below.
ACPI Suspend Type
This field is used to select the type of Suspend mode.
S1(POS)
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Enables the Power On Suspend function.
Enables the Suspend to RAM function. Refer to
“Using the Suspend to RAM Function” in
appendix A for more information.
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Power Management
This field allows you to select the type (or degree) of power saving
by changing the length of idle time that elapses before the Suspend
mode and HDD Power Down fields are activated.
Min Saving
Max Saving
User Define
Minimum power saving time for the Suspend Mode
and HDD Power Down = 1 hr.
Maximum power saving time for the. Suspend
Mode and HDD Power Down = 1 min.
Allows you to set the power saving time in the
“Suspend Mode” and “HDD Power Down” fields.
Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
V/H SYNC + Blank This selection will cause the system to turn
off the vertical and horizontal synchronization
ports and write blanks to the video buffer.
Blank Screen This option only writes blanks to the video buffer.
DPMS
Initializes display power management signaling. Use
this option if your video board supports it.
Video Off In Suspend
This field is used to activate the video off feature when the system
enters the Suspend mode. The options are Yes and No.
Suspend Mode
This is selectable only when the Power Management field is set to
User Define. When the system enters the Suspend mode according
to the power saving time selected, the CPU and onboard
peripherals will be shut off.
HDD Power Down
This is selectable only when the Power Management field is set to
User Define. When the system enters the HDD Power Down mode
according to the power saving time selected, the hard disk drive will
be powered down while all other devices remain active.
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Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
This field allows you to select the method of powering off your
system.
Hold 4 Sec. Regardless of whether the Power Management
function is enabled or disabled, if the power button
is pushed and released in less than 4 sec, the
system enters the Suspend mode. The purpose of
this function is to prevent the system from powering
off in case you accidentally “hit” or pushed the
power button. Push and release again in less than 4
sec to restore. Pushing the power button for more
than 4 seconds will power off the system.
Instant-Off Pressing and then releasing the power button at
once will immediately power off your system.
Resume on PCI Event
Enabled Access to a PCI card such as a modem or LAN card
will cause the system to wake up. The PCI card must
support the wake up function.
Disabled The system will not wake up despite access to the PCI
card.
Resume On Ring
Set this field to Enabled to use the modem ring-on function. This will
allow your system to power-on to respond to calls coming through
an external or internal modem. Refer to “Wake-On-Ring Connector”
in chapter 2 for more information.
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
Set this field to Enabled to use the Wake-On-USB Keyboard
function. This function allows you to use a USB keyboard to wake up
a system that is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. Refer to
“Jumper Settings for Wake-On-USB Keyboard” in chapter 2 for more
information.
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Resume On LAN
If you are using a LAN card that suppor ts the remote wake up
function, set this field to Enabled. The will allow the network to
remotely wake up a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC. However, if
your system is in the Suspend mode, you can wake up the system
only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt. Refer to “Wake-On-LAN
Connector” in chapter 2 for more information.
Resume On Alarm
Enabled
When Enabled, you can set the date and time you
would like the Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC to
power-on in the “Date (of Month) Alarm” and “Time
(hh:mm:ss) Alarm” fields. However, if the system is being
accessed by incoming calls or the network (Resume On
Ring/LAN) prior to the date and time set in these
fields, the system will give priority to the incoming calls
or network.
Disabled Disables the automatic power-on function. (default)
Date (of Month) Alarm
0
1-31
The system will power-on everyday according to the
time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
Select a date you would like the system to power-on.
The system will power-on on the set date, and time set
in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
This is used to set the time you would like the system to power-on.
If you want the system to power-on everyday as set in the “Date
(of Month) Alarm” field, the time set in this field must be later than
the time of the RTC set in the Standard CMOS Features submenu.
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3.1.6 PnP/PCI Configurations
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. It covers
some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that only
experienced users should make any changes to the default settings.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
Reset Configuration Data
Resources Controlled By
X IRQ Resources
Disabled
Auto(ESCD)
Press Enter
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
Disabled
* PCI IRQ Assignment *
Onboard VGA/Slot 1,5
Onboard AC97/Slot 2
Slot 3
Onboard USB/Slot 4
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
Default is Disabled.
Select Enabled to
reset Extended System
Configuration Data
(ESCD) when you exit
Setup if you have
installed a new add-on
and the system
reconfiguration has
caused such a serious
conflict that the OS
cannot boot.
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Reset Configuration Data
Enabled The BIOS will reset the Extended System Configuration
Data (ESCD) once automatically. It will then recreate a
new set of configuration data.
Disabled The BIOS will not reset the configuration data.
Resources Controlled By
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capability to automatically
configure all of the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices.
Auto
Manual
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The system will automatically detect the settings for you.
Choose the specific IRQ in the “IRQ Resources” field.
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IRQ Resources
This field is used to set each system interrupt to either Legacy ISA
or PCI.
PCI
For devices compliant with the PCI bus architecture.
Legacy ISA For devices compliant with the original PC AT bus
specification.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This field determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can
work with PCI/VGA or not. The default value is Disabled.
Enabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards wor k with PCI/VGA.
Disabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards does not work with PCI/
VGA.
PCI IRQ Assignment
By default, an IRQ is automatically assigned to the “Onboard VGA/
Slot 1,5”, “Onboard AC97/Slot 2”, “Slot 3” and “Onboard USB/Slot
4” fields. You may also manually assign an IRQ to these fields. The
options are: IRQ3, IRQ4, IRQ5, IRQ7, IRQ9, IRQ10, IRQ11, IRQ12,
IRQ14 and IRQ15.
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3.1.7 PC Health Status
CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1984-2000 Award Software
PC Health Status
Current System Temp.
Current CPU Temperature
Current Chassis FAN Speed
Current CPU FAN Speed
Current Second FAN Speed
CPU (V) :
+1.5 V
:
+3.3 V
:
+5 V
:
+12 V
:
-12 V
:
VBAT (V) :
5VSB (V) :
27C/80F
37C/98F
0 RPM
0 RPM
0 RPM
2.06 V
1.53 V
3.31 V
5.05 V
12.03 V
-11.37 V
3.21 V
5.40 V
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Current System Temperature, Current CPU Temperature, Current
Chassis Fan Speed, Current CPU Fan Speed and Current Second
Fan Speed
These fields show the internal temperature of the system, current
temperature of the CPU, and the current fan speed of the chassis, CPU
and second chassis fans in RPM (Revolutions Per Minute).
CPU (V)
This field shows the voltage of the processor.
+1.5V, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, -12V, VBAT (V) and 5VSB (V)
These fields show the output voltage of the power supply.
If you want a warning message to pop-up or a warning alarm to
sound when an abnormal condition occurs, you must install the
Hardware Doctor utility. This utility is included in the CD that came
with the system board. Refer to the “Hardware Doctor” section in
chapter 4 for more information.
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3.1.8 CPU Frequency Control
CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1984-2000 Award Software
CPU Frequency Control
CPU Clock/Spread Spectrum
CPU Clock Ratio
Default
X3
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
CPU Clock/Spread Spectrum
This field provides several options for selecting the external system
bus clock of the processor.
Important:
Selecting an external bus clock other than 66MHz, 100MHz or
133MHz may result to the processor’s or system’s instability
and are not guaranteed to provide better system performance.
CPU Clock Ratio
This field is used to select the frequency ratio of the processor.
Important:
• The frequency ratio of some processors may have been
locked by the manufacturer. If you are using this kind of
processor, setting an extended ratio for the processor will
have no effect. The system will instead use its factory
default ratio.
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• The frequency ratio of processors greater than 8x has been
locked by the manufacturer and will no longer have the
flexibility of using extended ratios. Therefore, the system will
use the processor’s factory default ratio.
If, in the “CPU Clock/Spread Spectrum” or “CPU Clock Ratio” field,
you selected an option other than the default setting and is unable
to boot up the system, there are 2 methods of booting up the
system and going back to its default setting.
Method 1:
Clear the CMOS data by setting JP2 to 2-3 On. All fields in the
BIOS Setup will automatically be set to their default settings.
Method 2:
Press the <Insert> key and power button simultaneously, then
release the power button first. Keep-on pressing the <Inser t> key
until the power-on screen appears. This will allow the system to boot
according to the FSB of the processor. Now press the <Del> key
to enter the main menu of the BIOS. Select “CPU Frequency
Control” and set the “CPU Clock/Spread Spectrum” or “CPU Clock
Ratio” field to its default setting or an appropriate bus clock or
frequency ratio.
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Note:
• Use a PS/2 or AT (requires a DIN to mini DIN adapter)
keyboard for method 2.
• When using a 66MHz FSB processor with PC-100 SDRAM
DIMM, the system memor y clock is 3/2 of the CPU’s
external bus clock and the PCI clock is 1/2 of the CPU’s
external bus clock.
• When using a 100MHz FSB processor with PC-100
SDRAM DIMM, the system memor y clock is the same as
the CPU’s external bus clock and the PCI clock is 1/3 of
the CPU’s external bus clock.
• When using a 133MHz FSB processor with PC-100
SDRAM DIMM, the system memor y clock is 3/4 of the
CPU’s external bus clock and the PCI clock is 1/4 of the
CPU’s external bus clock.
• When using a 133MHz FSB processor with PC-133
SDRAM DIMM, the system memor y clock is the same as
the CPU’s external bus clock and the PCI clock is 1/4 of
the CPU’s external bus clock.
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3.1.9 Load Fail-Safe Defaults
The “Load Fail-Safe Defaults” option loads the troubleshooting
default values permanently stored in the ROM chips. These settings
are not optimal and turn off all high performance features. You
should use these values only if you have hardware problems.
Highlight this option in the main menu and press <Enter>. The
message below will appear.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)? N
If you want to proceed, type <Y> and press <Enter>. The default
settings will be loaded.
3.1.10 Load Optimized Defaults
The “Load Optimized Defaults” option loads optimized settings from
the BIOS ROM. Use the default values as standard values for your
system. Highlight this option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
The message below will appear.
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N
Type <Y> and press <Enter> to load the Setup default values.
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3.1.11 Set Supervisor Password
If you want to protect your system and setup from unauthorized
entry, set a supervisor’s password with the “System” option selected
in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want to protect access to
setup only, but not your system, set a super visor’s password with the
“Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. You will not
be prompted for a password when you cold boot the system.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set Super visor Password” and
press <Enter>. The message below will appear.
Enter Password:
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear :
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the
password function, highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and press
<Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key
to return to the main menu.
3.1.12 Set User Password
If you want another user to have access only to your system but
not to setup, set a user’s password with the “System” option
selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want a user to enter
a password when trying to access setup, set a user’s password with
the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features.
Using user’s password to enter Setup allows a user to access only
“Set User Password” that appears in the main menu screen. Access
to all other options is denied. To set, confirm, verify, disable or delete
a user’s password, follow the procedures described in the section
“Set Supervisor Password”.
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3.1.13 Save & Exit Setup
When all the changes have been made, highlight “Save & Exit Setup”
and press <Enter>. The message below will appear:
Save to CMOS and Exit (Y/N)? N
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The modifications you have made will
be written into the CMOS memor y, and the system will reboot. You
will once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make additional changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc>
simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
3.1.14 Exit Without Saving
When you do not want to save the changes you have made,
highlight “Exit Without Saving” and press <Enter>. The message
below will appear :
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? N
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The system will reboot and you will
once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make any changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc>
simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
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Chapter 4 - Supported Softwares
4.1 Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
The system board comes with a DMI built into the BIOS. DMI, along
with the appropriately networked software, is designed to make
inventory, maintenance and troubleshooting of computer systems easier.
With DMI, a network administrator or MIS engineer can remotely
access some information about a par ticular computer system without
physically going to it. Quite often a service call may be unnecessary as
the problem can be solved remotely.
The DMI utility in the BIOS automatically records various information
about your system configuration. Information about the type and speed
of CPU, type and amount of memor y for each memory slot, BIOS
revision level, types of add-in PCI boards and components, cer tain
revision numbers of hardware installed, etc. are automatically detected
and stored in the DMI pool, which is a par t of the system board's
Plug and Play BIOS. Additional information, such as ISA based
peripherals, which may not be automatically detected, can be manually
recorded in the DMI pool by using the Add DMI menu. The DMI pool
data is then verified or updated whenever the system hardware or
setup is altered.
4.1.1 Running the DMI Utility
To run the DMI utility, type: DMICFG.EXE. You can download this utility
from ftp.dfiusa.com - /utilities/DMI directory.
The DMI utility must run in real mode with at least 180K of base
memory. Memor y managers like HIMEM.SYS (required by Windows)
must not be installed. You may do this by using one of the 3 methods
listed below.
1. Boot up from a system diskette without the AUTOEXEC.BAT and
CONFIG.SYS files,
2. “REM” HIMEM.SYS in the CONFIG.SYS, or
3. Press <F5> during bootup to bypass your AUTOEXEC.BAT and
CONFIG.SYS files.
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4.1.2 Using the DMI Utility
Award DMI Configuration Utility Copyright Award Software Inc, 1996
[Edit DMI] [Add DMI] [Load DMI File] [Save DMI File]
s
n
BIOS
System
Enclosure/Chassis
Processor
Memory Controller
Memory Module
Memory Module
Memory Module
Memory Module
Cache
Cache
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
System Slots
s
↑ ↓ ← Move cursor
→
*** BIOS Auto Detect ***
Type : BIOS Information
Handle : 0000
Vendor Name :
BIOS Version :
BIOS Starting Address Segment : E000
BIOS Build Date :
BIOS Characteristics :
Size of BIOS ROM : 0256K
ENTER-Accept
DEL-Delete
ESC-Abort&Exit
The four menus located on top of the DMI Configuration Utility screen
are Edit DMI, Add DMI, Load DMI File and Save DMI File. Use the
← or → (left or right) arrow keys to select a menu from the Menu
bar.
On the left side of the screen is a list of the system configuration items.
Use the ↑ or ↓ (up or down) arrow keys to select an item.
The commands at the bottom of the screen will allow you to navigate
through the various setup menus.
Edit DMI
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Edit DMI menu.
2. Highlight the item on the left screen that you would like to edit
by using the ↑ or ↓ arrow keys, then press <Enter>.
3. The cursor will move to the screen you select allowing you to edit
infor mation. The screen will also display the auto-detected
information.
4. Press <F10> to update the edited information into the flash ROM.
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Add DMI
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Add DMI menu.
2. Highlight the item on the left screen that you would like to add
by using the ↑ or ↓ arrow keys, then press <Enter>.
3. The cursor will move to the screen you select allowing you to enter
information about the added item.
4. Press <F10> to save information into the flash ROM.
To view information about the added items, go to the Edit DMI menu.
Load DMI File
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Load DMI File menu.
2. The following message will appear.
Press [Enter] to select DMI file for load
Press <Enter>.
3. The DMI files will appear on the screen. Select the file you would
like to load and press <Enter>.
4. The following message will appear.
Do you want to execute? (Y/N)
Type <Y>. All previous DMI structures will be destroyed and the
new file will be saved into the flash ROM.
Save DMI File
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Save DMI File menu.
2. The following message will appear.
Press [Enter] to select DMI file for save
Press <Enter>.
3. Enter the directory and filename under which you would like the
DMI file saved.
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4.2 Hardware Doctor
The system board comes with the Hardware Doctor utility contained
in the provided CD. This utility is capable of monitoring the system’s
“health” conditions and allows you to manually set a range (Highest
and Lowest Limit) to the items being monitored. If the settings/
values are over or under the set range, a warning message will popup. The utility can also be configured so that a beeping alarm will
sound whenever an error occurs. We recommend that you use the
“Default Setting” which is the ideal setting that would keep the
system in good working condition.
Note:
Use this utility only in Windows® 95 or Windows® 98 operating
system.
To install the utility, insert the CD (included in the system board
package) into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main Board
Utility CD) will appear. Click the “Hardware Doctor for Windows
95/98” button to install the utility.
4.3 Intel 815 INF Update Utility for Windows 
95/98/2000
The CD included in the system board package contains the Intel
815 INF Update utility. If you are using Windows  95 (Windows 
95, Windows 95+, Windows 95 OSR1: Windows 95 OEM
Service Release 1, Windows  95 OSR2: Windows 95 OEM Service
Release 2.0 or Windows 95 OSR2.1: Windows 95 OEM Service
Release 2.0 plus USB Supplement), Windows 98 or Windows 2000,
you need to install the utility. The utility is used for updating
Windows 95/98/2000's INF files so that the Intel 815 chipset can
be recognized and configured properly in the system.
4.3.1 Installing INF Update
1. Inser t the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main
Board Utility CD) will appear.
2. Click “Intel 815 INF Update Utility for Windows 95/98/2000”.
3. The “Welcome” screen will appear. Click “Next”.
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4. The “Software License Agreement” screen will appear. Click “Yes”.
5. The “Readme Information” screen will appear. You can view the
content of the utility’s readme in this screen. Click “Next”.
6. The “Choose Destination Location” screen will appear showing
where the utility will be located. Click “Next”.
7. The “Actions” screen will appear. Click “Next” to install the utility.
8. Restar t the system.
9. Follow the prompts on the screen to continue with the
installation.
Note:
If you are using Windows  95B and you want to use the USB
device, you must first install the USBSUPP program before
installing the INF Update. Please contact Microsoft for this
program.
4.4 Intel 815 Graphics Drivers for Windows 95/
98/NT
1. Inser t the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main
Board Utility CD) will appear.
2. Click “Intel 815 Graphics Drivers for Windows”.
3. The “Welcome” screen will appear. Click “Next”.
4. The “Software License Agreement” screen will appear. Click “Yes”.
5. Choose the destination you would like the driver located then
click “Next” to star t installing the driver.
6. Click “Finish”.
7. The system will restar t.
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4.5 SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio Drivers
for Windows 95/98/NT (CS65-SC only)
1. Inser t the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main
Board Utility CD) will appear.
2. Click “SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio Drivers for Windows”.
3. The “Welcome” screen will appear. Click “Next” to install the
driver.
4. The system will restar t.
5. Follow the prompts to continue with the installation.
4.6 Creative ES1373 Audio Drivers for Windows
(CS65-SU only)
1. Inser t the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main
Board Utility CD) will appear.
2. Click “Creative ES1373 Audio Drivers for Windows”.
3. The “Sound Blaster Audio” screen will appear. Click “Yes” to install
the driver.
4. The system will restar t.
5. Follow the prompts to continue with the installation.
4.7 Microsoft DirectX 7.0 Driver
1. In “My Computer”, double-click the CD-ROM drive where you
inserted the CD.
2. The autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear. Click
“Microsoft DirectX 7.0 Driver”.
3. Click “Yes” to continue.
4. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
5. Restart the system.
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4.8 Drivers and Utilities Installation Notes
1. "Autorun" ONLY supports the Windows 95, Windows  98,
Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0
operating systems. If after inser ting the CD, "Autorun" did not
automatically star t (which is, the Main Board Utility CD screen
did not appear), please go directly to the root directory of the
CD and double-click "Autorun".
2. Please go to DFI's web site at "http://www.dfi.com/suppor t/
download1.asp" for the latest version of the drivers or software
applications.
3. All steps or procedures to install software drivers are subject to
change without notice as the softwares are occassionally updated.
Please refer to the readme files, if available, for the latest
information.
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Using the Suspend to RAM Function
A
Appendix A - Using the Suspend to RAM Function
A.1 Using the Suspend to RAM Function
1.
Select “Power Management Setup” in the main menu screen and
press <Enter>.
2.
In the “ACPI Function” field, select “Enabled”.
3.
In the “ACPI Suspend Type” field, select “S3(STR)”.
CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1984-2000 Award Software
Power Management Setup
ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
Power Management
Video Off Method
Video Off In Suspend
Suspend Mode
HDD Power Down
Soft-Off By PWR-BTTN
Resume on PCI Event
Resume on Ring
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
Resume on LAN
Resume on Alarm
X Date(of Month) Alarm
X Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
Item Help
Enabled
S3(STR)
User Define
DPMS
Yes
Disabled
Disabled
Instant-Off
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
0
0:0:0
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
4.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu.
5.
Select “Save & Exit Setup” and press <Enter>. Type <Y> and
press <Enter>.
6.
Install Windows® 98 by typing the following parameter. This is
to ensure that the ACPI function is supported.
[drive]:>setup /p j
If you have previously installed Windows® 98, you need to
upgrade the system in order to suppor t ACPI. Please contact
Microsoft for upgrade information.
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7.
Boot Windows® 98. In the Windows ® 98 desktop, click the
Start button. Move the cursor to Settings, then click Control
Panel.
To check whether ACPI was properly installed, double-click the
System icon. In the System Proper ties dialog box, click the
“Device Manager” tab. In “View devices by type”, click “System
devices”.
8.
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Double-click the System icon. In the System Proper ties dialog
box, click the Performance tab.
Using the Suspend to RAM Function
9.
A
Click File System. In the “Typical role of this computer” field,
select “Mobile or docking system”. Click Apply, then click OK.
Restar t the computer.
10. Repeat step 7 to open the Control Panel dialog box. Doubleclick the Power Management icon.
11. Click the Advanced tab. In the “When I press the power
button on my computer” field, select “Standby”.
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12. After completing the steps above and you want to power-off
the computer, you do not need to go through the process of
closing files, applications and operating system. You can poweroff the computer at once by pressing the power button or
selecting “Standby” when you shut down Windows® 98.
To power-on the computer, just press the power button. The
operating session where you left off when you power-off the
computer will resume in not more than 8 seconds. However,
the power button will not function if a keyboard password has
been set in the “KB Power On Password” field of the
Integrated Peripherals submenu. You must type the password to
power-on the computer.
If you have changed the color or resolution (in the Display
Proper ties dialog box), do not apply the settings without
restar ting. You must restart the computer.
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System Error Message
B
Appendix B - System Error Message
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to
correct something, either a beep code will sound or a message will
be displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the message,
PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or DEL TO ENTER
SETUP, will be shown in the information box at the bottom. Enter
Setup to correct the error.
B.1 POST Beep
There are two kinds of beep codes in the BIOS. One code indicates
that a video error has occured and the BIOS cannot initialize the
video screen to display any additional information. This beep code
consists of a single long beep followed by three short beeps. The
other code indicates that a DRAM error has occured. This beep
code consists of a single long beep.
B.2 Error Messages
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the
BIOS detects an error during the POST. This list indicates the error
messages for all Awards BIOSes:
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
Caution:
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
battery manufacturer’s instructions.
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has
become corrupt. This error may have been caused by a weak
battery. Check the battery and replace if necessar y.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The display switch on the motherboard can be set to either
monochrome or color. This indicates the switch is set to a different
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setting than indicated in Setup. Determine which setting is correct,
either turn off the system and change the jumper or enter Setup
and change the VIDEO selection.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
Floppy type mismatch.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
HDD initialization error.
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Sector Verify failed.
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller
is pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
correctly and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
Manufacturing POST loop
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the keyboard
controller is pull low. This is also used for the M/B burn in test at
the factory.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
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Appendix C - Troubleshooting
C.1 Troubleshooting Checklist
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems
that you may encounter with your personal computer. To efficiently
troubleshoot your system, treat each problem individually. This is to
ensure an accurate diagnosis of the problem in case a problem has
multiple causes.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter
problems while using your system are listed below.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
3. The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are
connected is working. Test the outlet by plugging in a lamp or
other electrical device.
4. The monitor is turned on.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted
properly.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system
and is set up correctly.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2. Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly
attached to the monitor and the other end is plugged into a
working AC outlet. If necessary, try another outlet.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the
monitor and the system’s display adapter.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s
brightness control knob.
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The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1. The monitor has lost its ver tical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical
sync.
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that
may be creating a magnetic field around the display.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported
by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
1. If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor
may need to be turned off. Fluorescent lights adjacent to the
monitor may also cause screen wavering.
Power Supply
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
1. Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live
outlet and the other end properly plugged into the back of the
system.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is
set for the correct type of voltage you are using.
3. The power cord may have a “shor t” or “open”. Inspect the cord
and install a new one if necessary.
Floppy Drive
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1. The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette
and try again.
2. The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not
write-protected.
3. You may be wr iting to the wrong drive. Check the path
statement to make sure you are writing to the targeted drive.
4. There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another
diskette with adequate storage space.
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Hard Drive
Hard disk failure.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has
been entered in the BIOS.
2. If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the
bootable (first) hard drive is configured as Master and the
second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard drive
must have an active/bootable par tition.
Excessively long formatting period.
1. If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to
format, it is likely a cable connection problem. However, if your
hard drive has a large capacity, it will take a longer time to
format.
Parallel Port
The parallel printer doesn’t respond when you try to print.
1. Make sure that your printer is turned on and that the printer is
on-line.
2. Make sure your software is configured for the right type of
printer attached.
3. Verify that the onboard LPT port’s I/O address and IRQ settings
are configured correctly.
4. Verify that the attached device works by attaching it to a parallel
port that is working and configured correctly. If it works, the
printer can be assumed to be in good condition. If the printer
remains inoperative, replace the printer cable and try again.
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Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is
outputting garbled characters.
1. Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that
the device is on-line.
2. Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on
the rear of the computer.
3. Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a
serial por t that is working and configured correctly. If the serial
device does not work, either the cable or the serial device has a
problem. If the serial device works, the problem may be due to
the onboard I/O or the address setting.
4. Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured
correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
1. Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2. Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and
that no keys are pressed during the booting process.
System Board
1. Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion
slot. If the add-in card is loose, power off the system, re-install
the card and power up the system.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are
properly set.
3. Verify that all memor y modules are seated securely into the
memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memor y modules are in the correct locations.
5. If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface
and seat all socketed components. Gently press each component
into the socket.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and
load the BIOS defaults.
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