Terminator 1
Barebone System
Model A7VT400
E2030
Revised Edition V2
March 2005
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Table of contents
Notices ................................................................................................ vi
Safety information ............................................................................. vii
About this guide ............................................................................... viii
System package contents ................................................................... x
Chapter 1: System introduction
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Front panel ........................................................................... 1-2
1.3
Rear panel ............................................................................. 1-4
1.4
Internal components ............................................................ 1-6
Chapter 2: Basic installation
2.1
Preparation ........................................................................... 2-2
2.2
Before you proceed .............................................................. 2-2
2.3
Removing the cover ............................................................. 2-3
2.4
Detaching the drive frame .................................................... 2-4
2.5
Installing a CPU ..................................................................... 2-6
2.6
Installing the fan and heatsink assembly .............................. 2-8
2.7
Installing system memory .................................................. 2-10
2.8
2.7.1
Memory configurations ......................................... 2-10
2.7.2
DIMM installation ................................................... 2-11
Installing an expansion card ............................................... 2-12
2.8.1
Expansion slots ..................................................... 2-12
2.8.2
Expansion card installation ................................... 2-13
2.8.3
Configuring an expansion card .............................. 2-13
2.8.4
Standard interrupt assignments ........................... 2-14
2.8.5
IRQ assignments for this motherboard ................. 2-14
2.9
Installing a CD-ROM drive ................................................... 2-15
2.10
Installing a hard disk drive .................................................. 2-17
2.11
Reconnecting cables ........................................................... 2-19
2.11.1 LED cables ............................................................ 2-19
2.11.2 UAEX module ........................................................ 2-20
2.12
Replacing the cover ............................................................ 2-21
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2.13
Connecting external devices .............................................. 2-23
2.14
Power supply specifications ............................................... 2-24
2.14.1 Input Characteristics ............................................ 2-24
2.14.2 Output Characteristics ......................................... 2-24
2.14.3 Over-Voltage Protection (OVP) ............................ 2-24
Chapter 3: Starting up
3.1
Installing an operating system ............................................. 3-2
3.2
Support CD information ........................................................ 3-2
3.3
3.2.1
Running the support CD ......................................... 3-2
3.2.2
Utilities menu .......................................................... 3-3
3.2.3
ASUS Contact information ...................................... 3-4
3.2.4
Other information ................................................... 3-5
Software information ........................................................... 3-7
3.3.1
ASUS PC Probe ....................................................... 3-7
3.3.2
ASUS Update ........................................................ 3-11
Chapter 4: Motherboard info
4.1
Introduction .......................................................................... 4-2
4.2
Motherboard layout .............................................................. 4-2
4.3
Jumpers ................................................................................ 4-3
4.4
Connectors ........................................................................... 4-6
Chapter 5: BIOS information
5.1
5.2
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Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 5-2
5.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 5-2
5.1.2
Updating the BIOS using the AwardBIOS
Flash Utility ............................................................. 5-3
5.1.3
Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS .............. 5-6
5.1.4
ASUS Update .......................................................... 5-7
BIOS Setup program ............................................................. 5-8
5.2.1
BIOS menu bar ........................................................ 5-9
5.2.2
Legend bar ............................................................. 5-9
Table of contents
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
Main Menu ........................................................................... 5-11
5.3.1
System Time ......................................................... 5-11
5.3.2
System Date ......................................................... 5-11
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A ................................................ 5-11
5.3.4
Installed Memory .................................................. 5-11
5.3.5
Primary and Secondary Master/Slave ................... 5-12
Advanced Menu .................................................................. 5-13
5.4.1
CPU configuration ................................................. 5-14
5.4.2
Memory configuration ........................................... 5-15
5.4.3
Chipset configuration ........................................... 5-16
5.4.4
PCIPnP ................................................................... 5-18
5.4.5
Onboard device configuration ............................. 5-19
5.4.6
USB configuration ................................................ 5-21
Power Menu ........................................................................ 5-22
5.5.1
APM configuration ................................................ 5-23
5.5.2
Hardware monitor ................................................. 5-26
Boot Menu .......................................................................... 5-28
5.6.1
Boot Device Priority .............................................. 5-28
5.6.2
Removable drives ................................................. 5-29
5.6.3
Hard Disk Drives ................................................... 5-29
5.6.4
CD-ROM drives ...................................................... 5-30
5.6.5
Boot settings configuration .................................. 5-30
5.6.6
Security ................................................................ 5-32
Exit menu ........................................................................... 5-33
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
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 in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, 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 receiver.
• Connect the equipment to 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.
W A R N I N G ! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to
the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the
power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are
connected.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing devices into the system, carefully read all the
documentation that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet. Place the product on a
stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
CAUTION
N: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturerís instructions.
VORSICHT
T: Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der
Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller
empfohlenem ähnljchen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach
Angaben des Herstellers.
LASER PRODUCT WARNING
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
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About this guide
Audience
This guide provides general information and installation instructions about
the ASUS Terminator 1 barebone system. This guide is intended for
experienced users and integrators with hardware knowledge of personal
computers.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
1.
Chapter 1: System introduction
This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS Terminator 1.
The chapter lists the system features, including introduction on the
front and rear panel, and internal components.
2.
Chapter 2: Basic installation
This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to install
components in the system.
3.
Chapter 3: Starting up
This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and
utilities from the support CD.
4.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes
with the system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout,
jumper settings, and connector locations.
5.
Chapter 5: BIOS information
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
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Conventions used in this guide
W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself when
trying to complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : Tips and additional information to aid in completing a
task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1.
ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact
information.
2.
Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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System package contents
Check your Terminator 1 system package for the following items.
If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
immediately.
Item description
1 . A S U S T e r m i n a t o r 1 b a r e b o n e s y s t e m with
• ASUS motherboard
• 165 W PFC/non-PFC power supply unit
• 2 x 5.25” drive bays
• 1 x 3.5” hard disk drive bay
• 4 x USB 2.0 ports
2 . Cable
• AC power cable and plug
3 . Support CD
4 . User guide
5 . Optional items
• 1 x Floppy disk drive
• CPU fan and heatsink assembly
• Optical drive (CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW)
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This chapter gives a general
description of the ASUS
Terminator 1 A7VT400. The
chapter lists the system features
including introduction on the front
and rear panel, and internal
components.
ASUS Terminator 1 A7VT400
System introduction
Chapter 1
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the ASUS Terminator 1 A7VT400!
The ASUS Terminator 1 A7VT400 is an all-in-one barebone system with a
versatile home entertainment feature.
The system comes in a stylish mini-tower casing, and is powered by the
ASUS motherboard that supports AMD Sempron™ processors.
1.2
Front panel
The ASUS Terminator 1 A7VT400 barebone system is composed of the
ASUS motherboard and a power supply unit in the ASUS TriOptix form
factor chassis.
The CD-ROM drive and the floppy disk drive are optional items.
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O p t i c a l d r i v e . This is an optional IDE optical drive.
E m p t y 5 . 2 5 - i n c h d r i v e b a y . This covered slot is for a second
optical drive or other 5.25-inch storage devices.
F l o p p y d r i v e d o o r . This is for an optional 1.44 MB, 3.5-inch floppy
disk drive.
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5.
6.
7.
8.
P o w e r b u t t o n . Press this button to turn the system on.
P o w e r L E D . This LED lights up to indicate that the system is ON.
H D D L E D . This LED lights up when data is being read from or written
to the hard disk drive.
F r o n t p a n e l I / O d o o r . Flip up this door to show the front panel
input/output ports.
U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s . These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer,
scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
9.
H e a d p h o n e p o r t . This port connects a headphone with a stereo
mini-plug.
1 0 . M i c r o p h o n e p o r t . This Mic (pink) port connects a microphone.
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1.3
Rear panel
The system rear panel includes the power socket and several I/O ports that
allow convenient connection of devices.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
1-4
12
13
115V/230V
Voltage selector
G A M E / M I D I p o r t . This port connects a joystick or game pad for
playing games, and MIDI devices for audio editing.
S e r i a l p o r t . This port connects a mouse, modem, or other devices
that conform with serial specification.
P S / 2 m o u s e p o r t . This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.
P S / 2 k e y b o a r d p o r t . This purple 6-pin connector is for a PS/2
keyboard.
V G A p o r t . This port connects a VGA monitor.
L i n e O u t p o r t . This Line Out (lime) port connects a headphone or a
speaker. In 4/6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes
Front Speaker Out.
L i n e I n p o r t . This Line In (light blue) port connects a tape player or
other audio sources. In 6-channel mode, the function of this port
becomes Low Frequency Enhanced Output/Center.
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M i c r o p h o n e p o r t . This Microphone (pink) port connects a
microphone. In 4/6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes
Surround Speaker.
The functions of the Line Out (lime), Line In (blue), and Mic (pink) ports
on the rear panel change when you select the 4-channel or 6-channel
audio configuration as shown in the following table.
Audio ports function variation
Port
Headphone/
2-Channel
4-Channel
6-Channel
Light Blue
Line In
Line In
LFE Output*/Center
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Surround
Surround
* LFE Output: Low Frequency Enhanced Output
Windows® 98 SE only supports 4.1-channel speaker setting.
9.
10.
11.
L A N ( R J - 4 5 ) p o r t . This port allows connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub.
U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s . These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer,
scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
P a r a l l e l p o r t . This 25-pin port connects a printer, scanner, or other
devices.
P o w e r s o c k e t . This socket connects the power cable and plug.
12.
1 3 . V o l t a g e s e l e c t o r . This switch allows you to select the appropriate
voltage supply in your area.
Voltage Selector
The switching power supply that came with the system has a voltage
selector switch below the power socket. Use this switch to select the
appropriate voltage according to the voltage supply in your area.
If the voltage supply in your area is 100-127 V, set the switch to 115 V.
If the voltage supply in your area is 200-240 V, set the switch to 230 V.
Setting the switch to 115 V in a 230 V environment will seriously
damage the system!
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1.4
Internal components
The figure below shows the internal view of the system when you remove
the cover and flip out the drive frame. The standard components already
installed in the system and the locations of the available drive bays are
pointed out.
The system may come with either a PFC (Power Factor Correction) or
non-PFC power supply.
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2
6
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1.
1-6
Game/MIDI/COM1 extension
module
2.
Motherboard
3.
Two 5.25” drive bays
(Optional CD-ROM)
4.
3.5” HDD drive bay
5.
3.5” floppy drive bay
(Optional floppy disk drive)
6.
PFC/Non-PFC power supply
7.
USB/audio board
Chapter 1: System introduction
Chapter 2
Basic installation
This chapter gives step-by-step instructions
on how to install components into the
barebone system.
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2.1
Preparation
Before you proceed, make sure that you have all the components that you
plan to install in the system.
Basic components to install
1. Central processing unit (CPU)
2. DDR Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM)
3. Expansion card(s)
4. Hard disk drive
5. Optical drive
Tool
Phillips (cross) screw driver
2.2
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install components into
the system.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
The motherboard comes with an onboard standby power LED. This LED
lights up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode or in soft-off
mode, and not powered OFF. Unplug the power cable from the power outlet
and make sure that the standby power LED is OFF before installing any
system component.
SB_PWR
®
Onboard LED
2-2
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
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2.3
Removing the cover
The chassis cover is secured by a screw located on the rear panel.
To remove the chassis cover:
1.
Turn the screw
counterclockwise to release
the cover. Set the screw
aside.
Screw
2.
Place your hands on both
corners of the front panel, just
beside the CD-ROM frame.
Push on the CD-ROM area with
your thumbs until the cover
tilts forward.
TIP
Another way to release the cover is
to place your hands underneath the
front panel edge, then push the
inner chassis with your thumbs
while pulling the panel with your
other fingers.
3.
While supporting the front
panel with one hand, place
your other hand on the top
rear edge of the cover and
carefully lift the cover from
the chassis.
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2.4
Detaching the drive frame
To detach the drive frame:
1.
Place the chassis on a flat
surface and turn it on its side.
2.
The power socket and voltage
selector switch are attached to
a metal module secured to the
rear panel by a screw. Remove
the screw to release the power
socket module.
Power
socket
module
screw
Power socket module
You must release the power socket module from the rear panel before
detaching the drive frame to avoid breaking the power cable.
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3.
Place your thumb on the right
edge of the power socket
module, then slide the module
to the right until it is
completely detached from the
rear panel.
4.
Unlatch the drive frame by
pulling it outward.
Drive frame
Swivel edge
The drive frame has a swivel (hinge-like) edge that is attached to the
main chassis. You do not have to completely detach the drive frame
from the chassis when installing components.
5.
Carefully lay the drive frame
alongside the main chassis
frame.
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2.5
Installing a CPU
The motherboard comes with a surface mount 462-pin Zero Insertion
Force (ZIF) socket designed for the AMD Sempron™ processor.
Take note of the marked corner (with
gold triangle) on the CPU. This mark
should match a specific corner on the
socket to ensure correct installation.
Gold
triangle
CPU installation
To install the CPU:
1.
Locate the 462-pin ZIF socket on the motherboard.
LOCK LEVER
CPU NOTCH
®
AMD™ CPU
CPU socket 462
2-6
CPU NOTCH
TO INNER
CORNER
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2.
Unlock the socket by pressing
the lever sideways, then lift it up
to a 90°-100° angle.
90°-100°
angle
Socket lever
Make sure that the socket lever is lifted up to a 90°-100° angle;
otherwise, the CPU does not fit in completely.
3.
Position the CPU above the
socket such that the CPU corner
with the gold triangle matches
the base of the socket lever.
4.
Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
Gold triangle
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into
the socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the CPU!
5.
When the CPU is in place, push
down the socket lever to secure
the CPU. The lever clicks on the
side tab to indicate that it is
locked.
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2.6
Installing the fan and heatsink assembly
The CPU fan and heatsink assembly is an optional item in the
Terminator 1 barebone system package.
The processor requires a CPU fan and heatsink assembly to ensure
optimum thermal condition and system performance.
•
Make sure that you properly install the CPU fan and heatsink to avoid
thermal problems.
•
Use only AMD-certified fan and heatsink assembly.
•
Make sure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis
before you install the CPU fan and heatsink.
To install the CPU fan and heatsink:
2-8
1.
Position the fan and heatsink
assembly on top of the
installed CPU such that the
heatsink fins are perpendicular
to the DDR sockets and PCI
slots.
2.
Align one end of the heatsink
bracket to the protruding tabs
on the CPU socket. Hook the
holes of the bracket to the
protruding tabs, making sure
that they fit properly.
Socket tabs matched to the
holes on the heatsink bracket
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3.
Using a flat screwdriver,
carefully hook the other end of
the heatsink bracket to the
tabs on the base of the CPU
socket. This secures the fan
and heatsink assembly.
Heatsink bracket
Socket tabs
4.
Connect the CPU fan cable
from the assembly to the fan
connector labeled CPU_FAN1.
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CPU fan connector
(CPU_FAN1)
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2.7
Installing system memory
The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline
Memory Module (DIMM) sockets. These sockets support up to 2 GB system
memory using unbuffered ECC or non-ECC PC2700/PC2100/PC1600
DIMMs.
104 Pins
®
80 Pins
DIMM2
DIMM1
184-Pin DDR DIMM sockets
2.7.1
Memory configurations
You may install any DDR DIMMs with 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, and
1 GB densities into the DIMM sockets.
Memory frequency/CPU FSB synchronization
CPU FSB
2-10
DDR DIMM Type
Memory Frequency
100 MHz
PC2100/PC1600
266/200 MHz
133MHz
PC2700/PC2100/PC1600
333/266/200 MHz
166 MHz
PC2700/PC2100/PC1600
333/266/200 MHz
200 MHz
PC2700/PC2100/PC1600
333/266/200 MHz
•
When using 100 MHz CPU FSB, any DDR DIMM you installed may run
only at a maximum of 266 MHz due to chipset limitation.
•
If you are using CPU FSB other than 100 MHz and installed
400 MHz DDR DIMMs, the memory frequency downgrades to
333 MHz.
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2.7.2
DIMM installation
To install a DDR DIMM:
1.
Locate the two DIMM sockets
on the motherboard.
DDR DIMM sockets
2.
Unlock a socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
3.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the
DIMM matches the break on
the socket.
DIMM notch
Socket break
4.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the
DIMM is properly seated.
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.
DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
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2.8
Installing an expansion card
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The motherboard
has one 32-bit PCI slot and one Accelerated Graphic Port (AGP) slot. The
following sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they
support.
2.8.1
Expansion slots
PCI slot
The PCI slot supports PCI slots such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card,
and other cards that comply with PCI specifications
AGP slot
The AGP slot supports AGP 8x cards. When you buy an AGP card, make
sure that you ask for one with 1.5V specification.
Install only +1.5V AGP cards. The motherboard does not support 3.3V
AGP cards.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage the motherboard.
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2.8.2
Expansion card installation
To install a PCI or AGP card.
1.
Place the chassis on its side.
2.
Remove the metal bracket
opposite the slot that you wish
to use.
3.
Align the card golden fingers
to the slot and its metal
bracket to the slot opening on
the chassis.
4.
Press the card firmly until it is
properly seated on the slot.
5.
Metal bracket
PCI slot (PCI1)
Secure the card to the chassis
with a bracket screw.
2.8.3
AGP slot (AGP1)
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software
settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 5 for information on BIOS setup.
2.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
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2.8.4
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
Standard Function
0
1
System Timer
1
2
Keyboard Controller
2
N/A
Programmable Interrupt
3*
11
USB Universal Host Controller
4*
12
Communications Port (COM1)
5*
13
USB Enhanced Host Controller
6
14
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
7*
15
Printer Port (LPT1)
8
3
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
4
ACPI Mode when used
10*
5
Multimedia Device
11*
6
Network Controller
12*
7
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13
8
Numeric Data Processor
14*
9
Primary IDE Channel
15*
10
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
2.8.5
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IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
PCI slot
—
used
—
—
—
—
—
—
AGP slot
used
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
USB 1.1 UHCI 1
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
USB 1.1 UHCI 1
—
—
—
—
—
used
—
—
USB 1.1 UHCI 1
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
USB 2.0 EHCI
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
used
Onboard Audio
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
Onboard LAN
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
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2.9
Installing a CD-ROM drive
A CD-ROM drive is an optional item in this barebone system. Refer to the
instructions in this section if you acquired a model without a CD-ROM.
To install a CD-ROM drive:
1.
Place the chassis upright.
2.
Insert the CD-ROM drive into
the upper 5.25-inch drive bay.
5.25-inch drive bay
3.
Carefully push the CD-ROM
drive into the bay until its
screw holes align with the
holes on the bay as shown.
4.
Secure the CD-ROM with two
screws on each side of the
bay.
CD-ROM screws
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5.
Connect a power cable from
the power supply to the
power connector at the back
of the CD-ROM. Use the cable
with the white connector
labeled P1.
6.
Connect one end of the IDE
ribbon cable to the IDE
interface at the back of the
CD-ROM, matching the red
stripe on the cable with Pin 1
on the IDE interface.
7.
Connect one end of the
CD-ROM audio cable to the
4-pin connector at the back of
the CD-ROM.
CD-ROM audio cable
IDE ribbon cable
Red stripe to Pin 1
Power cable (P1)
8.
Connect the other end of the
IDE ribbon cable to the
secondary IDE connector
(black connector labeled
SEC_IDE) on the motherboard.
Secondary IDE connector
(SEC_IDE)
9.
Connect the other end of the
audio cable to the black 4-pin
connector labeled CD on the
motherboard.
CD-ROM connector (CD)
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2.10
Installing a hard disk drive
The chassis has one 3.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) bay right under the
5.25-inch bay. The following figures show the internal and external views of
the HDD bay location.
External view
Internal view
5.25-inch Drive bay
3.5-inch HDD drive bay
To install an IDE HDD:
1.
Place the chassis upright.
2.
With the HDD label side up,
carefully insert the drive into
the 3.5-inch bay.
HDD label side
3.
Push the drive into the bay
until its screw holes align with
the holes on the bay marked
HDD.
4.
Secure the drive with two
screws on each side of the
bay.
HDD screws
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5.
Connect a power cable from
the power supply to the
power connector at the back
of the HDD. Use the cable with
the white connector labeled
P3.
6.
Connect one end of the IDE
hard disk ribbon cable to the
IDE interface at the back of
the HDD, matching the red
stripe on the cable with Pin 1
on the IDE interface.
Red stripe to Pin 1
IDE ribbon cable
7.
Power cable (P3)
Connect the other end of the
IDE ribbon cable to the
primary IDE connector (blue
connector labeled PRI_IDE)
on the motherboard.
Primary IDE connector
(PRI_IDE)
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2.11
Reconnecting cables
You may have disconnected some cables when you were installing
components. You must reconnect these cables before you replace the
chassis cover.
2.11.1 LED cables
Power switch
Power LED
HDD LED
HDLED
SMI
Reset
Ground
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED
SPEAKER
+5 V
MLED
ExtSMI#
Ground
PWR
Ground
+5VSB
PLED
RESET
PWRBTN*
* Requires an ATX power supply.
PANEL
• Connect the power switch and power LED cables to their respective
leads in the PANEL connector on the motherboard.
• Connect the H D D L E D cable to the 2-pin lead marked HDLED.
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2.11.2 UAEX module
The system front I/O panel has a UAEX module that contains the front
panel I/O ports and the connectors to the motherboard.
USB
T: Port0
B: Port1
J1
UAEX
®
HPHONE1
J2
MIC
Connect to MIC_LOUT
connector on the
motherboard
Connect to USB34 connector
on the motherboard
Connector locations on the motherboard
MIC_LOUT connector
(for Microphone/
Line Out cable)
2-20
USB34
USB56
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2.12
Replacing the cover
After you have installed all the internal components and you have
connected all the necessary cables, you are now ready to put the system
back together.
To re-assemble the system:
1.
With the chassis lying on its
side, hook the swivel edge of
the drive frame to the main
chassis.
2.
Sway the drive frame inward
until it fits completely. The
protruding tabs on both ends
of the drive frame should snap
perfectly to the chassis edge.
Protruding tab
3.
Turn the chassis upright.
4.
Place the cover over the
chassis leaving about two
inches from the rear panel.
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5.
Fit the rail tabs on the sides
and bottom of the cover to
the edges of the chassis.
Rail tabs
6.
Push the cover towards the
rear until it fits. The locking
tab snaps into the hole on the
chassis indicating that the
cover is in place.
Locking tab
Locking tab hole
Firmly push the cover to ensure that it is fully engaged to the chassis.
7.
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Lock the cover with the screw
on the rear panel.
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2.13
Connecting external devices
The figure below shows the specific connectors and devices that you can
connect to the rear panel ports.
Serial
Game/
MIDI
PS/2
KB
VGA
Line
Out
PS/2
Mouse
Parallel
AC
Line In
Mic
USB
RJ-45
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2.14
Power supply specifications
2.14.1 Input characteristics
Input Voltage Range
Min
Nom
Max
Range 1
90 V
115 V
135V
Range 2
180 V
230 V
265V
Input Frequency Range
47 Hz to 63 Hz
Maximum Input ac Current
4 A max. at 115 Vac
2 A max. at 230 Vac, maximum load
Inrush Current
90 A max. at 115 Vac,
full load cold start at 25°C
Efficiency
70% min. at nominal input, maximum load
2.14.2 Output characteristics
Output
Voltage
Load Range
Regulation
Ripple
Min
Max
Min
Max
Max
+5 V
0.5 A
4.0 A
-5%
+5%
50mVp-p
+12 V
0.45 A
9.5 A
-5%
+5%
120mVp-p
-12 V
0A
0.2 A
-10%
+10%
120mVp-p
+5 VSB
0.05 A
1.5 A
-5%
+5%
50mVp-p
+3 V3
1A
8.0 A
-5%
+5%
50mVp-p
2.14.3 Over-Voltage Protection (OVP)
Output Voltage
Maximum Voltage
+5 V
6.5 V
+12 V
15.6 V
+3.3 V
4.3 V
The power supply will shut down and latch off for shorting +5V, +12V,
-12V, or +3.3V. By shorting +5VSB, the power supply can latch down or
automatically recover when the fault condition is removed.
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Chapter 3
Starting up
This chapter helps you power up your
system and install drivers and utilities that
came with the support CD.
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3.1
Installing an operating system
The ASUS motherboard that comes with this barebone system supports
Windows® 98/ME/NT/2000/XP operating systems (OS). Always install the
latest OS version and corresponding updates so you can maximize the
features of your hardware.
Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to
your OS documentation for more information.
3.2
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard contains useful software
and several utility drivers that enhance the motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates.
3.2.1
Running the support CD
To begin using the support CD, simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM
drive. If Autorun is enabled in your computer, the Utilities menu
automatically appears on your screen.
Click an item to install
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Click an icon to display
more information
Chapter3: Starting up
If A u t o r u n is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the ASSERUP.EXE to run the CD.
3.2.2
Utilities menu
The menu lists the drivers and applications that are available for this
motherboard. Simply click on a specific item then follow the installation
wizard to install it.
ASUS PC Probe
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system
voltages, and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you
keep your computer at a healthy operating condition.
ASUS Update
This item installs the ASUS Update. This program allows you to download
the latest version of the BIOS from the ASUS website.
Microsoft® Direct X Driver
This item installs the Microsoft® Direct X driver.
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Anti-virus application
The anti-virus application scans, identifies, and removes computer viruses.
View the online help for detailed information.
ADOBE Acrobat Reader
This item installs the Adobe Acrobat® Reader®. The Acrobat Reader
software is for viewing files saved in Portable Document Format (PDF).
ASUS Screen Saver
This item installs the ASUS screen saver.
3.2.3
ASUS Contact information
Click the C o n t a c t tab to display the ASUS contact information.
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3.2.4
Other information
The icons on the top right of the screen give additional information on the
motherboard and the contents of the support CD. Click an icon to display
the specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
The screen image below is for general reference only. The support CD
will automatically detect the motherboard information and display it on
your screen.
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Browse this CD
Displays the support CD contents in graphical format.
Technical support form
Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out
when requesting technical support.
Filelist
Displays the contents of the support CD and a brief description of each in
text format.
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3.3
Software information
Most of the applications in the support CD have wizards that will
conveniently guide you through the installation. View the online help or
readme file that came with the software for more information.
3.3.1
ASUS PC Probe
ASUS PC Probe is a convenient utility to continuously monitor your
computer system’s vital components, such as fan rotations, voltages, and
temperatures. It also has a utility that lets you review useful information
about your computer, such as hard disk space, memory usage, and CPU
type, CPU speed, and internal/external frequencies through the DMI
Explorer.
Starting ASUS PC Probe
When ASUS PC Probe starts, a splash screen appears, allowing you to
select whether to show the screen again when you open PC Probe or not.
To bypass this startup screen, clear the S h o w u p i n n e x t e x e c u t i o n
check box.
To launch A S U S P C P r o b e
e, click the Windows® S t a r t button, point to
P r o g r a m ss, and then A S U S U t i l i t y
y, and then click P r o b e V x . x xx.
The PC Probe icon
appears on the taskbar system tray indicating that
ASUS PC Probe is running. Clicking the icon allows you to see the status of
your PC.
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Using ASUS PC Probe Monitoring
Monitor Summary
Shows a summary of the items
being monitored.
Temperature Monitor
Shows the PC temperature.
Temperature Warning
threshold adjustment
(Move the slider up to increase the
threshold level or down to decrease
the threshold level)
Fan Monitor
Shows the PC fan rotation.
Fan Warning
threshold adjustment
(Move the slider up to increase the
threshold level or down to decrease
the threshold level)
Voltage Monitor
Shows the PC voltages.
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Settings
Lets you set threshold levels and
polling intervals or refresh times of
the PC’s temperature, fan rotation,
and voltages.
CPU Cooling System Setup
Lets you select when to enable software
CPU cooling. If you select W h e n C P U
Over-heated
d, the CPU cooling system
is enabled whenever the CPU temperature
reaches the threshold value.
History
Lets you record the monitoring
activity of a certain component of
your PC for future reference.
Fan Control
Lets you enable/disable Smart Fan
Control. Smart Fan Control adjusts
the fan speed automatically based
on the current CPU temperature
and predefined threshold.
Hard Drives
Shows the used and free space of
the PC’s hard disk drives and the
file allocation table or file system
used.
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Memory
Shows the PC memory load,
memory usage, and paging file
usage.
Device Summary
Shows a summary of devices
present in your PC.
DMI Explorer
Shows information pertinent to the
PC, such as CPU type, CPU speed,
and internal/external frequencies,
and memory size.
Utility
Lets you run programs outside of
the ASUS Probe modules. To run a
program, click E x e c u t e P r o g r a m
m.
This feature is currently
unavailable.
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ASUS PC Probe Task Bar Icon
Right clicking the PC Probe
icon brings up a menu to
open or exit ASUS PC Probe
and pause or resume all
system monitoring.
When the ASUS PC Probe senses
a problem with your PC, portions
of the ASUS PC Probe icon
change to red, the PC speaker
beeps, and the ASUS PC Probe
monitor appears.
3.3.2
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard
BIOS and drivers. This utility requires an Internet connection either through
a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
To use the ASUS Update:
1.
Launch the utility from your
Windows Start menu:
Programs/AsusUpdate
Vx.xx.xx/AsusUpdate
The ASUS Update initial screen
appears.
2.
Select your desired update method,
then click N e x tt.
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3.
If you selected updating/
downloading from the Internet,
select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or
choose Auto Select. Click N e x tt.
4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click N e x tt.
Follow the instructions on the
succeeding screens to complete
the update process.
5.
If you selected the option to
update the BIOS from a file, a
window pops up prompting you
to locate the file. Select the file,
click Save, then follow the screen
instructions to complete the
update process.
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Chapter3: Starting up
This chapter gives information about the
motherboard that came with the
system.This chapter includes the
motherboard layout, jumper settings, and
connector locations.
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Motherboard info
Chapter 4
4.1
Introduction
The ASUS motherboard comes already installed in the ASUS Terminator 1
A7VT400 barebone system. This chapter provides technical information
about the motherboard for future upgrades or system reconfiguraiton.
4.2
Motherboard layout
23cm (9.06in)
FLOPPY
PS/2
IOC_MB
Super
I/O
CHA_FAN
Flash
BIOS
CPU_FAN
VGA
DDR DIMM2 (64/72-bit, 184-pin module)
ATX12V
Mic
In
RJ-45
22.4cm (8.82in)
Socket 462
Line
In
DDR DIMM1 (64/72-bit, 184-pin module)
PARALLEL PORT
Line
Out
ATXPWR
T:Mouse
B:Keyboard
VIA
KM400A
USBPWR12
T:Port2
B:Port1
SEC_IDE
PRI_IDE
LANLED
USB
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
CD4
SB_PWR
AD1888
AUX
®
PCI1
USBPWR34
MIC_LOUT
BATTERY
4-2
BUZZER
FSB
CLRTC
USBPWR56
USB34
VIA
VT8235M
USB56
PANEL
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
4.3
Jumpers
This section describes and illustrates the jumpers on the motherboard.
1.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPWR12, USBPWR34,
USBPWR56)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep
mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power
mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up
from S3, S4, and S5 sleep mode (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow
refresh, power supply in reduced power mode).
The USBPWR12 jumper is for the rear USB ports. The USBPWR34 and
USBPWR56 jumpers are for the internal USB connectors that you can
connect to additional USB ports.
•
The motherboard provides 0.5A for each USB port and 1.5A for all
devices requiring +5VSB power. To use the USB device wake-up
feature, the total +5VSB power for all connected devices must not
exceed 1.5A.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB), whether under normal condition or in sleep
mode.
•
Make sure to set the jumpers to +5VSB if you want to wake up the
system from S3, S4, and S5 sleep mode.
1
2
USBPWR12
+5V
1 2
2
3
+5VSB
(Default)
2 3
USBPWR34
+5V
+5VSB
(Default)
®
1 2
2 3
USBPWR56
USB device wake-up
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+5V
+5VSB
(Default)
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2.
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include
system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 2-3 (default) to pins 1-2. Keep
the cap on pins 1-2 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap
back to pins 2-3.
4. Re-install the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
CLRTC
1 2
2 3
®
Clear CMOS
Clear RTC RAM
Normal
(Default)
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap.
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3.
External frequency selection (FSB)
This jumper allows you to set the CPU Front Side Bus (FSB) frequency.
Set the jumper to 2-3 only when your CPU FSB frequency is 100 MHz.
If your CPU FSB frequency is 133/166/200 MHz, set the jumper to
1-2.
FSB
1 2
2 3
®
External frequency selection
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133/166/200
(Default)
100
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4.4
Connectors
This section describes and illustrates the connectors on the motherboard.
See page 1-4 for the description of rear panel connectors.
1.
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
These connectors are for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cables. The
Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue
connector for the primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black
connector for an Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE slave device (optical
drive/hard disk drive), and a gray connector for an Ultra DMA
133/100/66 IDE master device (hard disk drive). If you install two
hard disk drives, you must configure the second drive as a slave
device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer to the hard disk
documentation for the jumper settings.
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion
when you connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE
devices.
IDE connectors
4-6
PRI_IDE
®
SEC_IDE
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PIN 1
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2.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After
connecting one end to the motherboard, connect the other end to the
floppy drive. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent incorrect insertion when
using ribbon cables with pin 5 plug).
FLOPPY
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
®
Floppy disk drive connector
Ground
Right Audio Channel
Internal audio connectors (4-pin AUX, CD)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound
sources such as an optical drive, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
Left Audio Channel
3.
AUX (White)
Right Audio Channel
Ground
CD (Black)
Left Audio Channel
®
Internal audio connectors
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4.
ATX power connectors (20-pin ATXPWR, 4-pin ATX +12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The plugs from the
power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one
orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the
connectors completely fit.
ATXPWR
+5.0 Volts
+5.0 Volts
-5.0 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
Power Supply On
Ground
-12.0Volts
+3.3Volts
+12.0Volts
+5V Standby
Power Good
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+3.3 Volts
+3.3 Volts
ATX12V
COM
+12V DC
COM
+12V DC
®
ATX power connector
Make sure to connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug; otherwise, the
system does not boot up.
5.
Front panel audio connector (5-1 pin MIC_LOUT)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module
that supports legacy AC’97 audio standard.
MIC_LOUT
Head set Right channel
Head set Left channel
GND
1
®
1
MIC PWR MIC Signal
Front panel audio connector
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6.
CPU and chassis fan connectors
(3-pin CPU_FAN, CHA_FAN)
These connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W
max.) or a total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max) at +12V. Connect the
fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure
that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the
connector.
Rotation
+12V
GND
CHA_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
CPU_FAN
®
Fan connectors
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the
fan connectors!
7.
IO extension module connector (22-pin IOC_MB)
This connector is for the CGAEX extension module.
GAME
COM1
®
CGAEX
IOC_DC
®
CGAEX extension module
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USB connectors
10
10
System panel connector (20-pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED
SPEAKER
+5 V
MLED
ExtSMI#
Ground
PWR
Ground
+5VSB
PLED
®
HDLED
SMI
System panel connector
4-10
6
5
Reset
Ground
9.
6
1
USB56
USB Power
USBP3–
USBP3+
GND
®
5
USB Power
USBP3–
USBP3+
GND
1
USB34
USB Power
USBP2–
USBP2+
GND
NC
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB34, USB56)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module
cable to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis. These USB connectors
comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
480 Mbps connection speed.
USB Power
USBP2–
USBP2+
GND
NC
8.
RESET
PWRBTN*
* Requires an ATX power supply.
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• System power LED (3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up
when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in
sleep mode.
• System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker.
The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
• Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin HDLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
• System management interrupt (2-pin SMI)
This 2-pin connector allows you to manually place the system in suspend
mode, or “green” mode, where system activity is instantly decreased to
save power and to expand the life of certain system components. Attach
the chassis-mounted suspend switch to this 2-pin connector.
• Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system
reboot without turning off the system power.
• ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRBTN)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode
depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more than
four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
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Chapter 4: Motherboard information
Chapter 5
BIOS information
This chapter tells how to change system
settings through the BIOS Setup menus. It
includes detailed descriptions of the BIOS
parameters.
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Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
2.
3.
A w a r d B I O S F l a s h U t i l i t y (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk
during POST.)
A S U S C r a s h F r e e B I O S (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy
disk when the BIOS gets corrupted.)
A S U S U p d a t e (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding section for details on these utilities.
Important notes
5.1.1
1.
•
Save a copy of the o r i g i n a l m o t h e r b o a r d B I O S f i l e to a
b o o t a b l e f l o p p y d i s k in case you need to restore the BIOS in
the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS
Update or AFLASH utilities.
•
Visit the ASUS website and download the latest BIOS file for
this motherboard using the ASUS Update utility.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive. At the DOS prompt, type:
format A:/S
then press <Enter>.
W i n d o w s® M E e n v i r o n m e n t
From your Windows desktop, click on S t a r tt, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
b. Double-click on A d d / R e m o v e P r o g r a m s icon from the Control
Panel window.
c. Click on the S t a r t u p D i s k tab, then on C r e a t e D i s k . . . button.
a.
d. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk when prompted. Follow the
succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
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W i n d o w s® X P e n v i r o n m e n t
a.
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
b. From your Windows desktop, click on S t a r tt, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
c. Select the 3 1 / 2 F l o p p y D r i v e icon.
d. Click F i l e from the menu, then select F o r m a tt. A F o r m a t
3 1 / 2 F l o p p y D i s k window appears.
e. Select C r e a t e a n M S - D O S s t a r t u p d i s k from the format
options field, then click S t a r tt.
2.
Copy the original (or the latest) motherboard BIOS to the bootable
floppy disk.
5.1.2
Updating the BIOS using the AwardBIOS
Flash Utility
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) can be updated using the built-in
Flash Memory Writer utility or using a bootable floppy disk with the
executable Flash Memory Writer Utility (AWDFLASH.EXE). Follow these
instructions to update the BIOS using this utility.
Save only the updated BIOS file in the floppy disk to avoid loading a
wrong BIOS file.
The succeeding screens are for reference only. The actual displays may
not exactly match what you see on your screen.
Updating the BIOS file
1.
Download the latest BIOS file from the system builder’s website. .
Rename the file to (BIOS file name on the support CD).BIN and save it
to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
2.
Copy the AwardBIOS Flash Utility (awdflash.exe) from the Software
folder of the support CD to the floppy disk with the latest BIOS file.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode using the bootable floppy disk you
created earlier.
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4.
When the A : > appears, replace the bootable floppy disk with the
floppy disk containing the new BIOS file and the Award BIOS Flash
Utility.
5.
At the prompt, type
a w d f l a s h then press
<Enter>. The Award
BIOS Flash Utility screen
appears.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS B107A
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For KM400A-8235M-6A6LYA0AC
Flash Type - SST-39SF020 /5V
DATE: 12/07/2004
File Name to Program:
Message: Please input File Name!
6.
Type the BIOS file name
in the F i l e N a m e t o
P r o g r a m field, then
press <Enter>.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS B107A
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For KM400A-8235M-6A6LYA0AC
Flash Type - SST-39SF020 /5V
DATE: 12/07/2004
File Name to Program: aw0702.bin
Message: Do You Want To Save Bios (Y/N)
7.
The utility prompts you to save the current BIOS file. Press <Y> to
save the current BIOS file to the floppy disk, or <N> to continue.
If you intend to save the current BIOS file, make sure that the floppy
disk has enough disk space to save the file. See the next section for
details on saving the current BIOS file.
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8.
The utility verifies the
BIOS file in the floppy
disk and starts flashing
the BIOS file.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS B107A
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For KM400A-8235M-6A6LYA0AC
Flash Type - SST-39SF020 /5V
DATE: 12/07/2004
File Name to Program: aw702.bin
Program
Flashing Memory - OFE00 OK
1234567890123456789012345678901
1234567890123456789012345678901
1234567890123456789012345678901
123
123
123 Write OK
123
123
123
123 No Update
123
123
123
123 Write Fail
123
Warning: Don’t Turn Off Power Or Reset System!
Do not turn off or reset the system during the flashing process!
9.
The utility displays a
Flashing Complete
message indicating that
you have successfully
flashed the BIOS file.
Remove the floppy disk
then press <F1> to
restart the system.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS B107A
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For KM400A-8235M-6A6LYA0AC
Flash Type - SST-39SF020 /5V
DATE: 12/07/2004
File Name to Program: aw0702.bin
Flashing Complete
Press <F1> to Continue
123
123
123 Write OK
123
123
123
123 No Update
123
123
123
123 Write Fail
123
F1 Reset
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5.1.3
Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS
The CrashFree BIOS auto recovery tool allows you to restore the BIOS from
a floppy disk that contains the BIOS file, in case the current BIOS on the
motherboard fails or gets corrupted.
•
Prepare the f l o p p y d i s k t h a t c o n t a i n s t h e m o t h e r b o a r d
B I O S (A7VT400.BIN) before proceeding with the BIOS update
process.
•
If you have saved a copy of the original motherboard BIOS to a
bootable floppy disk, you may also use this disk to restore the BIOS.
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Boot the system.
2.
When a corrupted BIOS is detected, the following message appears.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
3.
Insert a floppy disk that contains the original, or the latest, BIOS file
for this motherboard (A7VT400.BIN). If the BIOS file that you
downloaded from the ASUS website has a different filename (e.g.
A7VT400_1001.001). Rename it to A 7 V T 4 0 0 . B I N
N. The BIOS
update process continues when the A7VT400.BIN is found.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “a7vt400.bin”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so may cause system boot failure!
4.
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When the BIOS update process is complete, reboot the system.
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5.1.4
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment. This utility is available in the support CD
that comes with the motherboard package. ASUS Update requires an
Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service
Provider (ISP).
Go to section “3.3.2 ASUS Update” for details on how to update the
motherboard BIOS using ASUS Update.
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5.2
BIOS Setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Flash ROM that you can update
using the provided utility described in section “5.1 Managing and updating
your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup.” This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you may want to
change the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you
may want to enable the security password feature or make changes to the
power management settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system
using the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these
changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the Flash ROM.
The Flash ROM on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start
up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this
program. Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST) to enter
the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
To enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl> + <Alt>
+ <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You
can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last
option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. It is a
menu-driven program, which means you can scroll through the various submenus and make your selections among the predetermined choices.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
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5.2.1
BIOS menu bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
MAIN
Use this menu to make changes to the basic system
configuration.
ADVANCED
Use this menu to enable and make changes to the
advanced features.
POWER
Use this menu to configure and enable Power
Management features.
BOOT
Use this menu to configure the default system device
used to locate and load the Operating System.
EXIT
Use this menu to exit the current menu or to exit the
Setup program.
To access the menu bar items, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
5.2.2
Legend bar
At the bottom of the Setup screen is a legend bar. The keys in the legend
bar allow you to navigate through the various setup menus. The following
table lists the keys found in the legend bar with their corresponding
functions.
Navigation Key(s)
Function Description
<F1> or <Alt + H>
Displays the General Help screen from anywhere in the
BIOS Setup
<Esc>
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu
from a sub-menu
Left or Right arrow
Selects the menu item to the left or right
Up or Down arrow
Moves the highlight up or down between fields
- (minus key)
Scrolls backward through the values for the highlighted
field
+ (plus key) or spacebar
Scrolls forward through the values for the
highlighted field
<Enter>
Brings up a selection menu for the highlighted field
<Home> or <PgUp>
Moves the cursor to the first field
<End> or <PgDn>
Moves the cursor to the last field
<F5>
Resets the current screen to its Setup Defaults
<F10>
Saves changes and exits Setup
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General help
In addition to the Item Specific Help window, the BIOS setup program also
provides a General Help screen. You may launch this screen from any menu
by simply pressing <F1>. The General Help screen lists the legend keys and
their corresponding functions.
Saving changes and exiting the Setup program
See “5.7 Exit Menu” for detailed information on saving changes and exiting
the setup program.
Scroll bar
When a scroll bar appears to the right of a help window, it indicates that
there is more information to be displayed that will not fit in the window.
Use <PgUp> and <PgDn> or the up and down arrow keys to scroll through
the entire help document. Press <Home> to display the first page, press
<End> to go to the last page. To exit the help window, press <Enter> or
<Esc>.
Sub-menu
Note that a right pointer symbol (as shown on the left) appears to the left
of certain fields. This pointer indicates that you can
display a sub-menu from this field. A sub-menu
contains additional options for a field parameter. To
display a sub-menu, move the highlight to the field
and press <Enter>. The sub-menu appears. Use the
legend keys to enter values and move from field to
field within a sub-menu as you would within a menu.
Use the <Esc> key to return to the main menu.
Take some time to familiarize yourself with the
legend keys and their corresponding functions.
Practice navigating through the various menus and
sub-menus. If you accidentally make unwanted changes to any of the fields,
use the set default hot key <F5> to load the Setup default values. While
moving around through the Setup program, note that explanations appear
in the Item Specific Help window located to the right of each menu. This
window displays the help text for the currently highlighted field.
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5.3
Main Menu
When you enter the Setup program, the following screen appears.
System Time
System Date
09:40:12
Wed., Dec 07 2004
Legacy Diskette A
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Secondary Master
Secondary Slave
Installed Memory
5.3.1
[Auto]
[Pioneer CD-ROM A]
[None]
[None]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Change the internal
clock.
[256 MB]
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Sets the system to the time that you specify (usually the current time).
The format is hour, minute, second. Valid values for hour, minute and
second are Hour: (00 to 23), Minute: (00 to 59), Second: (00 to 59). Use
the <Tab> key to move between the hour, minute, and second fields.
5.3.2
System Date [xx/xx/xxxx]
Sets the system to the date that you specify (usually the current date).
The format is month, day, year. Valid values for month, day, and year are
Month: (1 to 12), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (up to 2084). Use the <Tab> key
to move between the month, day, and year fields.
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[2.88M, 3.5 in.]
5.3.4
Installed Memory [xxx MB]
This field automatically displays the amount of conventional memory
detected by the system during the boot process.
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5.3.5
Primary and Secondary Master/Slave
IDE Primary Master
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Primary IDE Master
Access Mode
Capacity
Cylinder
Head
Sector
PIO Mode
UDMA Mode
Transfer Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Press [Enter] to
select.
0 MB
0
0
0
[Auto]
[Auto]
None
Primary IDE Master [Auto]
Select [Auto] to automatically detect an IDE hard disk drive. If automatic
detection is successful, Setup automatically fills in the correct values for
the remaining fields on this sub-menu. If automatic detection fails, this may
be because the hard disk drive is too old or too new. If the hard disk was
already formatted on an older system, Setup may detect incorrect
parameters. In these cases, select [Manual] to manually enter the IDE hard
disk drive parameters. Refer to the next section for details.
Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have
the correct configuration information supplied by the drive
manufacturer. Incorrect settings may cause the system to fail to
recognize the installed hard disk.
Access Mode [Auto]
This item allows the user to select the sector addressing mode.
Configuration options: [CHS] [LBA] [Large] [Auto]
PIO Mode [Auto]
This option lets you set a PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode for the
IDE device. Modes 0 through 4 provide successive increase in performance.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Mode 0] [Mode 1] [Mode 2] [Mode 3]
[Mode 4]
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UDMA Mode [Auto]
Ultra DMA capability allows improved transfer speeds and data integrity for
compatible IDE devices. Set to [Disabled] to suppress Ultra DMA capability.
5.4
Advanced Menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Memory Configuration
Chipset
PCIPnP
Onboard Device Configuration
USB Configuration
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Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to Set.
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5.4.1
CPU configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information auto-detected by
the BIOS.
Select Menu
CPU Configuration
Item Specific Help
CPU Type
CPU Speed
Cache RAM
Current FSB Frequency
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1000 MHz
256 K
100 MHz
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5.4.2
Memory configuration
The items in this menu show the memory configuration settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration
options.
Select Menu
Memory Configuration
Current DRAM Frequency
DRAM Clock
DRAM Timing
x
x
x
x
x
DRAM CAS Latency
Bank Interleave
Precharge to Active (Trp)
Active to Precharge (Tras)
Active to CMD (Trcd)
DRAM Burst Length
DRAM Command Rate
Write Recovery Time
tWTR
133 MHz
[By SPD]
[Auto by SPD]
Item Specific Help
Set DRAM Frequency.
2.5
Disabled
5T
7T
5T
[4]
[2T Command]
[3T]
[2T]
DRAM Clock [By SPD]
Sets the DRAM frequency. Configuration options: [By SPD] [133 MHz]
[166 MHz]
DRAM Timing [Auto by SPD]
The DRAM clock is set according to DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect).
Select [Auto by SPD] for automatic DRAM clock detection. Select [Manual]
to set the DRAM Timing manually. Select [Safe] to set the DRAM timing to
safe value. Configuration options: [Auto by SPD] [Manual] [Safe]
DRAM Burst Length [4]
Sets the DRAM burst length width. Configuration options: [4] [8]
DRAM Command Rate [2T Command]
Sets the DRAM command rate .
Configuration options: [1T Command] [2T Command]
Write Recovery Time [3T]
Sets the DRAM write recovery time. Configuration options: [2T] [3T]
tWTR [2T]
Sets the tWTR time. Configuration options: [1T] [2T]
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5.4.3
Chipset configuration
The items in this menu show the chipset configuration settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration
options.
Select Menu
Chipset
Item Specific Help
AGP Display Switch
Init Display First
AGP Bridge Configuration
[Auto]
[PCI slot]
AGP Display Switch [Auto]
Select [Auto] to boot from the AGP card first. Select [Onchip AGP] to boot
from the Onboard VGA even if there is an AGP card.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Onchip AGP]
Init Display First [PCI slot]
Allows you to set which graphics controller to use as the primary boot
device. Configuration options: [PCI slot] [AGP]
AGP Bridge Configuration
This sub-menu allows you to set the values for the following items:
Graphics Aperture Size [64M]
Allows you to select the size of mapped memory for AGP graphic
data. Configuration options: [1G] [512M] [256M] [128M] [64M]
[32M] [16M] [8M] [4M]
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AGP Mode [8X]
This motherboard supports the AGP 8X interface that enables
enhanced graphics performance with high bandwidths of up to
2.21 GB/s. AGP 8X is backward-compatible. When set to [4X], this
item allows 1066 MB/s video data transfers through the AGP 4X
interface card. When set to [1X], the AGP interface only provides a
peak data throughput of 266 MB/s even if you are using an AGP 8X
card. Configuration options: [1X] [2X] [4X] [8X]
AGP Fast Write [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the AGP fast write feature.
The AGP fast write is a data transfer protocol that combines PCI and
AGP protocols to support continuous data transfer directly from the
chipset to the AGP. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard Video Memory [32M]
This item allows you to set the memory space reserved for the VGA
frame buffer (display memory) within the system main memory. If you
have installed a 3D graphics device, select at least 16MB VGA shared
memory size. Note that the more system memory you share with
VGA, the less memory space is left for other system devices.
Configuration options: [16M] [32M] [64M]
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5.4.4
PCIPnP
The items in this menu show the PCIPnP configuration settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration
options.
PCIPnP
Plug & Play O/S
Resources Controlled By
x IRQ Resources
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
Assign IRQ for VGA
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
[No]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Plug & Play OS [No]
Select [Yes] if you are using a Plug and Play capable operating system.
Select [No] if you need the BIOS to configure non-boot devices.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Resources Controlled By [Auto]
When set to [Auto], this allows the BIOS to automatically configure all the
boot and Plug and Play devices. When set to [Manual], you can assign the
available IRQ resources to the PCI devices. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Manual]
When the item R e s o u r c e s C o n t r o l l e d B y is set to [Auto], the item
IRQ Resources is grayed out and not user-configurable..
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop [Disabled]
Some non-standard VGA cards, like graphics accelerators or MPEG video
cards, may not show colors properly. Setting this field to [Enabled]
corrects this problem. If you are using standard VGA cards, leave this field
to the default setting [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Assign IRQ VGA [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option to assign an IRQ for the onboard
VGA. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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5.4.5
Onboard device configuration
The items in this menu show the onboard device configuration settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the
configuration options.
PCIPnP
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
AC97 Audio
Onboard LAN
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Mode Select
ECP Mode Use DMA
Game Port Address
Midi Port Address
x Midi Port IRQ
Select Menu
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378/IRQ7]
[ECP+EPP]
[EPP1.7]
[3]
[201]
[Disabled]
10
Item Specific Help
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM on the onboard LAN
chipset. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
AC97 Audio [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard AC97 Audio controller.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Onboard LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller. Keep the
default enabled if you wish to use the onboard LAN feature. Set to
[Disabled] if you installed a PCI LAN card.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to set the addresses for the onboard serial port connector.
Configuration options: [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
[Disabled]
Parallel Port Address [378/IRQ7]
Allows you to set the base address of the onboard parallel port connector.
If you disable this field, the Parallel Port Mode and ECP DMA Select
configurations are not available. Configuration options: [Disabled] [378/
IRQ7] [278/IRQ5] [3BC/IRQ7]
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Parallel Port Mode [ECP+EPP]
Allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port.
Configuration options: [SPP] [EPP] [ECP] [ECP+EPP]
EPP Mode Select [EPP1.7]
Allows you to select the EPP mode. This items becomes configurable only if
the P a r a l l e l P o r t M o d e is set to [EPP] or [ECP+EPP].
Configuration options: [EPP1.7] [EPP1.9]
ECP Mode Use DMA [3]
Allows you to select the ECP Mode. This item becomes configurable only if
the P a r a l l e l P o r t M o d e is set to [ECP] or [ECP+EPP].
Configuration options: [1] [3]
Game Port Address [201]
Sets the I/O address for the game port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [201] [209]
Midi Port Address [Disabled]
Sets the I/O address for the MIDI I/O port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [330] [300] [290]
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5.4.6
USB configuration
The items in this menu show the USB configuration settings. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration
options.
USB Configuration
USB 1.1 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller
USB Legacy Support
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Enable or Disable
the USB 1.1
Controller.
USB 1.1 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 1.1 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the EHCI controller. Setting this item to
[Enabled] allows the built-in high speed USB support in the BIOS to turn on
automatically when you install high speed USB devices.
Configuration options: [Enabled] Disabled]
USB Legacy Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices.
Configuration options: [Enabled] Disabled]
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5.5
Power Menu
The Power menu allows you to reduce power consumption. This feature
turns off the video display and shuts down the hard disk after a period of
inactivity.
ACPI Suspend Type
ACPI APIC Support
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
[S1 & S3]
[Enabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
ACPI Suspend Type [S1 & S3]
Allows you to select the ACPI state used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1(POS)] [S3(STR)] [S1&S3]
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you enable or disable the ACPI feature on the operating system.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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5.5.1
APM configuration
This menu shows the Advanced Power Management (APM) configuration
settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with
the configuration options.
APM Configuration
PS2KB Wakeup Select
PS2KB Wakeup Password
PS2KB Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
PS2MS Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
USB Resume from S3/S4
Power Up On PCI Devices
Modem Ring Resume
Power On By RTC Alarm
x Date of Month
x Resume Time(hh:mm:ss)
Video Off Option
PWR Button <4 secs
Restore on AC Power Loss
[Hot key]
Clear
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
0
0:0:0
[Suspend -> Off]
[Instant-Off]
[Power Off]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
PS2KB Wakeup Select [Hot Key]
Allows you to wake up the system using a keyboard hot key or password.
Configuration options: [Hot key] [Password]
PS2KB Wakeup from S3/S4/S5 [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system.
This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Ctrl+F1] [Ctrl+F2]
[Ctrl+F3] [Ctrl+F4] [Ctrl+F5] [Ctrl+F6] [Ctrl+F7] [Ctrl+F8] [Ctrl+F9]
[Ctrl+F10] [Ctrl+F11] [Ctrl+F12] [Power] [Wake] [Any Key]
PS2MS Wakeup from S3/S4/S5 [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Resume from S3/S4 [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power Up On PCI Devices [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system
through a PCI modem. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Modem Ring Resume [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable system power up when the external modem
receives a call while the computer is in soft-off mode. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the
first try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the
computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system
power on.
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate an event. When this item
is enabled, you can set the date and time of alarm using the two following
items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Date (of Month) [0]
To set the date of alarm, highlight this item and press <Enter> to display a
pop-up menu. Key-in a value within the specified range then press <Enter>.
Configuration options: [Min=0] [Max=31]
Resume time (hh:mm:ss) [0 : 0 : 0]
To set the time of alarm:
1.
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu for the
hour field.
2.
Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=23), then press <Enter>.
3.
Press tab to move to the minutes field, then press <Enter>.
4.
Key-in a minute value (Min=0, Max=59), then press <Enter>.
5.
Press tab to move to the seconds field, then press <Enter>.
6.
Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=59), then press <Enter>.
Video Off Option [Suspend -> Off]
This item determines when to activate the video off feature to monitor
power management. Configuration options: [Suspend -> Off] [Always On]
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PWR Button < 4 secs [Instant-Off]
When set to [Instant-Off], the system goes to soft-off when you press the
power button for l e s s than 4 seconds. When set to [Suspend], press the
power button for m o r e than 4 seconds to power off the system.
Configuration options: [Suspend] [Instant-Off]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
Allows you to set whether or not to reboot the system after power
interruptions. [Power Off] leaves your system off, [Power On] reboots the
system, and [Last State] sets the system back to the state it was before
the power interruption. Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On]
[Last State]
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5.5.2
Hardware monitor
This menu shows the hardware monitor configuration settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration
options.
Select Menu
Hardware Monitor
Q-FAN Function
Shutdown Temperature
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Power Temperature
CPU Temperature
0oC/32oF
54oC/129oF
Chassis Fan Speed
CPU Fan Speed
0 RPM
7273 RPM
Vcore
+3.3 V
+5 V
+12 V
1.79
3.34
5.08
11.80
Item Specific Help
System will shut
down when CPU
temperature is too
high.
V
V
V
V
Q-Fan Function [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that
smartly adjusts the CPU fan speed for more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Shutdown Temperature [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system shuts down when the CPU temperature
is too high. Configuration options: [Disabled] [45oC/113oF] [50oC/122oF]
[55oC/131oF] [60oC/140oF] [65oC/149oF] [70oC/158oF] [75oC/167oF]
Power Temperature [xxxo C/xxxo F ]
CPU Temperature [xxxo C/xxxo F ]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
power supply and CPU temperatures in these fields.
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM]
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the CPU and chassis
fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM).
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VCORE Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, +5V Voltage,
+12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
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5.6
Boot Menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot settings. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the
configuration options.
Boot Device Priority
Removable Drives
Hard Drisk Drives
CDROM Drives
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
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Item Specific Help
Boot device priority
Boot Device Priority
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Select Menu
Boot
Boot
Boot
Boot
Device
Device
Device
Device
[Removable]
[Hard Disk]
[CDROM]
[Disabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select your Boot
Device Priority
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1st Boot Device [Removable]
2nd Boot Device [Hard Disk]
3rd Boot Device [CDROM]
4th Boot Device [Disabled]
These items allow you to select your boot device priority.
Configuration options: [Removable] [Hard Disk] [CDROM] [Disabled]
5.6.2
Removable drives
Removable Drives
1. Floppy Disks
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Use <up> or <down>
arrow to select a
device, then press
<+> to move it up,
or <-> to move it
down the list. Press
<ESC> to exit this
menu.
5.6.3
Hard disk drives
Hard Disk Drives
1. Bootable Add-in Cards
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Use <up> or <down>
arrow to select a
device, then press
<+> to move it up,
or <-> to move it
down the list. Press
<ESC> to exit this
menu.
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5.6.4
CD-ROM drives
Select Menu
CDROM Drives
1. Pri. Slave: Pioneer CD-ROM ATAPI Model Item Specific Help
Use <up> or <down>
arrow to select a
device, then press
<+> to move it up,
or <-> to move it
down the list. Press
<ESC> to exit this
menu.
5.6.5
Boot settings configuration
Select Menu
Boot Settings COnfiguration
Quick Boot
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Num-Lock
Typematic Rate Setting
x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
x Typematic Delay (Msec)
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
Halt On
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[On]
[Disabled]
6
250
[Non-OS2]
[All Errors]
Item Specific Help
Allows the system to
skip certain tests
while booting. This
will decrease the
time needed to boot
the system.
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Setting to [Enabled] allows the system to skip certain tests while booting,
decreasing the time needed to boot the system.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Boot Up Floppy Seek [Disabled]
When [Enabled], the BIOS will seek the flopy disk drive to determine
whether the drive has 40 or 80 tracks. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Boot Up Num-Lock Status [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock. Configuration
options: [On] [Off]
Typematic Rate Setting [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the keyboard typematic rate setting. Set to
[Enabled] to configure the Type Rate and Type Delay items. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The items T y p e m a t i c R a t e ( C h a r s / S e c ) and T y p e m a t i c D e l a y
become configurable only when the item Typematic Setting is enabled.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) [6]
Allows you to select the rate at which character repeats when you hold a
key. Configuration options: [6] [8] [10] [12] [15] [20] [24] [30]
Typematic Delay (Msec) [250]
Allows you to set the delay before key strokes begin to repeat.
Configuration options: [250] [500] [750] [1000]
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB [Non-OS2]
Select [OS2] only when you are using an OS2 operating system with
greater than 64MB RAM. Otherwise, set to [Non-OS2]. Configuration
options: [Non-OS2] [OS2]
Halt On [All Errors]
Sets the system to halt on errors according to the system functions
specified in each option. Configuration options: [All Errors] [No Errors] [All,
But Keyboard] [All , But Diskette] [All, But Disk/Key]
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5.6.6
Security
Select Menu
Security
Supervisor Password
User Password
Password Check
Clear
Clear
[Setup]
Item Specific Help
Supervisor password
controls full
access, <Enter> to
change password.
Supervisor Password [Clear]
User Password [Clear]
These fields allow you to set passwords.
To set a password:
1.
Highlight an item then press <Enter>.
2.
Type in a password using eight (8) alphanumeric characters, then
press <Enter>.
3.
When prompted, confirm the password by typing the exact characters
again, then press <Enter>. The password field setting is changed to
[Set].
To clear the password:
1.
Highlight the password field, and press <Enter> twice. The following
message appears:
“PASSWORD DISABLED!!! Press any key to continue...”
2.
Press any key to return to the menu.
A note about passwords
The Supervisor password is required to enter the BIOS Setup program
preventing unauthorized access. The User password is required to
boot the system preventing unauthorized use.
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Forgot the password?
If you forget your password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real
Time Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password
information is powered by the onboard button cell battery. If you need
to erase the CMOS RAM, refer to section “4.3 Jumpers” for
instructions.
Password Check [Setup]
This field requires you to enter the password before entering the BIOS
setup or the system. Select [Setup] to require the password before
entering the BIOS Setup. Select [System] to require the password before
entering the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [System]
5.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the BIOS setup default settings,
save or discard any changes you made, or exit the Setup utility.
Select Menu
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Load Setup Default
Discard Changes
Item Specific Help
This option saves
data to CMOS and
exits the setup
menu.
Exit & Save Changes
Select this option then press <Enter>, or simply press <F10>, to save your
changes to CMOS before exiting the Setup utility.
When a confirmation window appears (with a blinking [Y]):
• press <Enter> to save and exit
• type [N], then press <Enter>, or simply press <Esc>, to cancel the
command and return to the Exit menu
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Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
system date, system time, and password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you
press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select [Yes] to load default
values. Select Exit Saving Changes or make other changes before saving
the values to the non-volatile RAM.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears.
Select [Yes] to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
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