EPSON ActionPC and ActionTower 8600 Computer Specifications

EPSON ActionPC and ActionTower 8600
Slimline
computer
SPEED
light
POWER
light
hard disk
access light
(HDD)
Computer Specifications
drive bays
RESET
button
CPU and Memory
64-bit CPU
586-class pr ocessor
Gr een PC
Energy S tar complian t, l ow-power, doze,
en er gy saver
stan dby, and suspend modes for the CPU,
hard disk drive, and VGA display; select timeout peri ods, power-savin g rates, an d other
option s in SETUP
diskette drive
Memory
POWER
button
64-bit DRAM interface supporting 8MB RAM
stan dard on two 4MB SIMMs; ex pan dable to
128MB using 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, and 32MB
SIMMs; SIMMs must be tin -plated, 72-pin ,
32-bit or 36-bit, fast-page mode or EDO mode,
parity or no-parity type with access speed of
70ns or faster
1
2
ROM
®
128KB Ph oeni x
system BIOS, v ideo BIOS,
and SETUP code i n a flash memory devi ce on
keyboard
serial 1 serial 2
mouse
printer
(parallel
port)
system board
VGA
monitor
Video RAM
1MB vi deo DRAM on system boar d;
ex pan dable to 2MB usin g two 512KB, 40-pi n,
SOJ flat pack video DRAM ch ips
Tower
computer
Sh adow RAM
POWER light
Suppor ts sh adowi ng of system and video
BIOS ROM i nto RAM; vi deo and option ROM
SPEED light
sh adowing selectable in S ETUP
hard disk
access light
(HDD)
POWER
button
Cach e
16KB of internal cache i n the processor ;
256KB of external cach e installed on system
boar d with two pipelin ed bur st SRAM ch ips;
internal an d exter nal cache con trol lable
RESET
button
through SETUP
drive bays
Math
Math coprocessor buil t in to the 586-class
coprocessor
processor
Cl ock/
Real -ti me clock, calen dar, and CMOS RAM
calendar
socketed on system board with in tegrated
backup battery
VGA monitor
printer
(parallel port)
Controllers
serial 2
PCI chi pset
Provides PCI cachin g, memory, an d control
for the PCI bus and th e two-chan nel, bus-
serial 1
mastered, PCI IDE in terface (descr ibed under
“Hard disk and oth er IDE devices” below);
mouse
option
slots
integrated PCI bridge tran sl ates CPU bus
keyboard
cycles to PCI bus cycles and CPU-to-PCI
memory wr ite cycles to PCI burst cycles
power outlet
power inlet
voltage selector
switch
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Video
™
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PCI VGA con tr ol ler with
integrated 24-bit RAMDAC, 64-bit DRAM
Mass
Slimline
Storage
Internal bay:
interface; includes power-savin g an d
One 3.5-in ch wide, on e-in ch hi gh dr ive
mul timedia features; suppor ts resolutions up
Externally accessible bays:
to 1280
× 1024 in 16 colors with 1MB of video
One 3.5-in ch wide, on e-in ch hi gh dr ive and
RAM, incr easing to 256 col ors with 2MB of
two 5.25-i nch wide, half-h eight drives
× 480
resolution and Hi-Col or support at 800 × 600
™
video RAM; True Color
support at 640
Tower
resolution
Front internal bay:
One 3.5-in ch wide, on e-in ch hi gh dr ive
Rear internal bracket:
Diskette
Con troller on system board supports up to
Two 3.5-inch wide, one-in ch h igh driv es or
two diskette driv es, or on e diskette/combo
one 3.5-inch wide, full-h ei ght dri ve
diskette and one tape driv e
Externally accessible bays:
Two 3.5-inch wide, one-in ch h igh driv es an d
Hard disk and Two PCI, ATA-2 compati ble, bus-mastered
two 5.25-i nch wide, half-h eight drives
oth er IDE
IDE in terfaces on system board support up to
devi ces
four IDE devices (two on each interface); IDE
Diskette drive
3.5-in ch diskette driv e, 720KB or 1.44MB
CD-RO M drives can not be con nected to the
types
storage capacity; 5.25-i nch diskette dri ve,
primary IDE interface or to the same interface
360KB or 1.2MB storage capacity; or a
as IDE h ard di sk drives; BIO S provi des h ard
combi nation 3.5-i nch/5.25-in ch di skette drive
disk auto-sensing and enh anced IDE fun ctions
Hard disk
5.25-in ch or 3.5-inch form factor hard disk
drive types
drive(s), up to half-h ei ght size; maximum of
Interfaces
Monitor
four drives
Energy S tar complian t video i nter face for
Other devices
fixed or mul tifreq uency monitor bui lt in to
optical drives, PCMCIA card readers, or oth er
system board; 15-pi n, D-shell con nector
Parallel
Half-heigh t tape drives, CD-ROM drives,
devi ces; 5.25-i nch , or 3.5-i nch with mountin g
frames
One standard, multimode parall el in terface
built i nto system board; supports 8-bit
Keyboard
unidir ection al, 16-bit bidi rection al EPP
typewriter keyboard; numeric/cursor control
Capabil ity Port) modes; 25-pin , D-sh el l
keypad; four-key cursor control keypad;
connector; operation controllabl e by S ETUP
12 fun cti on keys; 3 Win dows 95 keys
progr am and jumpers
Serial
Detach abl e, two-positi on h ei ght; 104 or 105
sculpted keys; country-depen den t main
(Enh anced Parall el Port) and ECP (Extended
Two h igh-speed RS -232C, programmable,
Mouse
Detach abl e, two-button , PS/2 compatible
SETUP
Stored in ROM; accessibl e by pressin g
Program
during boot
System
User and S upervi sor level passwords
security
availabl e for system boot or di skette access
Virus
Write protection feature for the h ard di sk
protection
drive boot sector
asyn chron ous i nterfaces buil t in to system
boar d; 16C550 compatible; 9-pin , D-shell
connectors; operation con trollable th rough
Del
SETUP
Keyboard
PS/2 compatible keyboard in terface buil t in to
system board; 6-pi n, min i DIN connector
Mouse
PS/2 compatible mouse i nterface built i nto
system board; 6-pi n, min i DIN connector
Option slots
Con nector card with five I/O ex pan si on slots;
three ISA compatibl e (8.33 MHz bus speed)
and two PCI bus-masterin g slots (33 MHz bus
speed)
Speaker
Internal
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Power Supply
Jumper Settings
Type
200 Watt, UL/TUV/CS A l isted, fan-cooled
Input ran ges
98–132 VAC or 196–264 VAC; swi tch-
CPU c loc k jumper settings
selectable
CPU type *
External
clock speed
JP12
JP17
JP29
Maximum
+5 VDC at 20 Amps, –5 VDC at 0.5 Amp
Cyrix 6x86-P120+ (100 MHz)
50 MHz
Open
1-2
Open
output
+12 VDC at 8 Amps, –12 VDC at 0.5 Amp
Cyrix 6x86-P150+ (120 MHz)
60 MHz
3-4
1-2
Open
Freq uency
48 to 63 Hz
Cabl es
Two to system board, five to mass storage
66 MHz
1-2, 3-4
1-2
Open
Pentium 75 MHz
50 MHz
Open
Open
Open
Open
Pentium 90 MHz
60 MHz
3-4
Open
devi ces; for more th an fi ve devices, Y cables
Pentium 100 MHz
66 MHz
1-2, 3-4
Open
Open
can be installed on th e ex istin g cabl es
Pentium 120 MHz
60 MHz
3-4
1-2
Open
Pentium 133 MHz
66 MHz
1-2, 3-4
1-2
Open
Pentium 150 MHz
60 MHz
3-4
1-2
1-2
Pentium 166 MHz
66 MHz
1-2, 3-4
1-2
1-2
Option Slot Power Limits
Output voltage
(VDC)
+5 Volts
–5 Volts
+12 Volts
–12 Volts
For all slots
12 Amps
0.4 Amp
4.0 Amps
0.4 Amp
*
Slimline
Tower
Width
16.8 inches (427 mm)
7.125 inches (181 mm)
Depth
15.8 inches (401 mm)
16.25 inches (413 mm)
Height
4.4 inches (112 mm)
13.25 inches (337 mm)
Weight
18.2 lb (8.3 kg) with one
diskette drive, but without
keyboard
20.6 lb (9.3 kg) with one
diskette drive, but without
keyboard
Default setting depends on speed of CPU
Parallel port ECP mode DMA channel (DRQ) settings
Physical Characteristics
Dimension
Cyrix 6x86-P166+ (133 MHz)
*
DMA channel
JP23
JP24
DRQ1
1-2 *
1-2 *
DRQ3
2-3
2-3
Default setting
VGA DRAM jumper settings
*
Timing mode
JP3
JP20
Fast page mode
1-2 *
1-2 *
EDO mode
2-3
2-3
Default setting
Environmental Requirements
Miscellaneous jumper settings
Condition
Operating range
Storage range
Temperature
41° to 90 ° F
(5° to 32° C)
–4° to 140 ° F
(–20° to 60 ° C)
Humidity (non-condensing)
20% to 90%
10% to 90%
Altitude
–330 to 9,900 ft
(–100 to 3,000 m)
–330 to 39,600 ft
(–100 to 12,000 m)
Jumper
number
Jumper
setting
Function
JP1
1-2
Open *
Clear the CMOS SETUP values
Normal CMOS operation
JP4
2-3 *
1-2
1MB video DRAM
2MB video DRAM
JP6
2-3 *
1-2
System clock PCICLK/4
System clock PCICLK/3
JP16
1-2
Open *
Write-back cache
Write-through cache
JP18
5-6 *
3-4
1-2
+3.3 V CPU voltage
+3.358 V – 3.36 V (VR) CPU voltage
+3.525 V – 3.528 V (VRE) CPU voltage
JP21
1-2 *
2-3
Enable VGA controller
Disable VGA controller
JP22
1-2 *
Enable serial ports and diskette drive
controller
Disable serial ports and diskette drive
controller
2-3
J20
*
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5-6, 7-8 *
Open
Use serial port for infrared (IR) device
Use IR module connector for IR device
Default setting
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System Board Components
The di agram below il lustrates the compon ents on the system board.
VGA
port
parallel
device port
serial 2
port
video memory
chips and sockets
SVGA feature
connector
JP3
JP4
J9
U10
U9
U8
serial 1
port
mouse
port
keyboard
port
JP1
U7
U26
U3
U2
power supply
connector
JP6
video controller
S1
U17
JP22
JP23
JP24
JP20
U22
U20
JP21
speaker
diskette drive connector
primary IDE connector
SIMM sockets
U33
secondary IDE connector
JP12
U29
U34
JP13
core logic chipset
U28
JP8
JP9
JP10
JP11
U31
external cache
U35
JP29
JP17
JP16
JP15
JP18
J21
J20
IR module
connector
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System b oard components
SIMM Installation
Connector
Function
PS1
Power connector
J14
Primary IDE connector
8MB S IMMs. You can i ncrease th e memory up to 128MB
J1
PS/2 keyboard connector
usin g 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, or 32MB S IMMs. The SIMMs must be
J13
Diskette drive connector
tin-plated, 72-pin, sin gl e- or double-sided, fast-page mode or
J15
Secondary IDE connector
J22
HDD LED connector
J3
PS/2 mouse connector
J5
Serial 1 port connector
The table below li sts all the possible S IMM con figurations; do
J6
Serial 2 port connector
not i nstall S IMMs in an y other con figuration.
J21
Pins 2-3: Turbo LED connector
Pins 9-10: Hardware reset connector
Pins 11-13: Power LED connector
Pins 17-20: Speaker connector
J7
Printer (parallel) port connector
J9
SVGA feature connector
J8
15-pin DIN type VGA connector
S1
Riser card slot; default settings of PCI AD Select are
AD12 and AD13
U28, U35
External cache SRAM chips
U2
Cache tag RAM chip
U3
Phoenix system and video BIOS chip
U31
Processor (CPU)
U17
EDO mode, pari ty or n o-par ity type with an access speed of
70ns or faster. Be sur e all th e SIMMs operate at th e same
speed.
SIMM configurations
Bank 0
SIM1
AMIKEY-2 keyboard controller
U27
U6
The computer comes with 16MB of RAM standard on two
Dallas DS 12887 real-time clock chip
SMC FDC 37C665 parallel port super I/O diskette
controller
SIM2
Bank 1
SIM3
SIM4
Total memory
4MB
4MB
—
—
8MB
—
—
4MB
4MB
8MB
4MB
4MB
4MB
4MB
16MB
4MB
4MB
8MB
8MB
24MB
4MB
4MB
16MB
16MB
40MB
4MB
4MB
32MB
32MB
72MB
8MB
8MB
—
—
16MB
—
—
8MB
8MB
16MB
8MB
8MB
4MB
4MB
24MB
8MB
8MB
8MB
8MB
32MB
8MB
8MB
16MB
16MB
48MB
8MB
8MB
32MB
32MB
80MB
U8, U10
Soldered standard video RAM
16MB
16MB
—
—
32MB
U20, U29,
U33, U34
PCI chipset
—
—
16MB
16MB
32MB
16MB
16MB
4MB
4MB
40MB
U22
S3 Trio64V+ VGA controller
16MB
16MB
8MB
8MB
48MB
U7, U9
Video DRAM expansion sockets
16MB
16MB
16MB
16MB
64MB
32MB
32MB
—
—
64MB
—
—
32MB
32MB
64MB
32MB
32MB
4MB
4MB
72MB
32MB
32MB
8MB
8MB
80MB
32MB
32MB
16MB
16MB
96MB
32MB
32MB
32MB
32MB
128MB
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System Memory Map
Hard Disk Drive Types
The computer comes with a hard disk auto-sensing feature.
Address range
Function
FE0000h-FFFFFFh
128KB duplication of ROM BIOS stored at
0E0000h-0FFFFFh
100000h-FDFFFFh
To use it, select one of the dri ves you have in stal led from th e
Fixed Disk Setup screen. On the screen th at appears for that
drive, press
System extended memory (128MB maximum)
0E0000h-0FFFFFh
128KB ROM BIOS
0C8000h-0DFFFFh
Adapter ROM BIOS
0C0000h-0C7FFFh
Video ROM BIOS
0A0000h-0BFFFFh
128KB video memory
000000h-09FFFFh
640KB base memory
Enter to select the Autotype Fixed Disk
option . The system detects th e type of hard disk dri ve, fi lls in
the driv e’s parameters, and sets the r emain ing opti on s on the
screen.
Hard Disk Drive Information
The IDE hard disk driv es l isted i n th e tables below are
Video Memory
qualified for use i n your computer.
The computer comes with 1MB of video memory. You can
IDE hard disk drive parameters
incr ease the vi deo memory to 2MB by i nstallin g two 512KB,
Conner
1024 × 768
1280 × 1024
1600 × 1200
*
®
Color
Refresh
rates (Hz)
Remarks
ST31640A
ST51270A
635
540
1620
1080
1625
1282
631
256
60/72/75
8 bits/pixel
Formatted
1275
capacity (MB)
850
1MB
1MB
32K/64K
60/72/75
16 bits/pixel
4× 1
4 ×1
4×1
4× 1
4×1
60/72/75
24 bits/pixel
4×
.75
4×1
16.8M
(True
Color)
Size,width ×
height (in)
4×1
2MB
256
56/60/72/75
1MB
Parameters
8 bits/pixel
1MB
32K/64K
60/72/75
16 bits/pixel
2MB
16.8M
(True
Color)
60/72/75
24 bits/pixel
1MB
256
43.5/60/70/75
8 bits/pixel*
2MB
64K
43.5/60/70/75
16 bits/pixel**
1MB
16
43.5/60/72/75
4 bit planes*
2MB
256
43.5/60/72/75
8 bits/pixel**
2MB
256
43.5
8 bits/pixel**
Non-interlaced and interlaced
** Interlaced
4×1
ST3630A
Memory
requirements
D3745
Seagate
D3747
× 600
®
CFS541A
800
× 480
NEC
CFS635A
640
®
CFS850A
Resolution
CFS1275A
40-pin, S OJ flat pack video DRAM chips.
Weight (lb)
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.5
.75
1.3
Cylinders
3640
3640
3640
3924
3678
3678
4708
5414
3164
Disks
3
2
2
1
3
2
3
2
2
Heads
6
4
3
2
6
4
6
4
4
Sectors per
track
77 143
78 143
78 144
90 170
Rotational
speed (RPM)
3600
3600
3600
3600
4500
4500
5400
5400
3811
Buffer size
(KB)
64
64
64
64
256
256
256
128
120
Average seek
time (ms)
14
14
14
14
11
11
10.5
10.5
14
Encoding
method
RLL
1,7
RLL
1,7
RLL
1,7
RLL
1,7
PRML
PRM
L
RLL
1,7
RLL
1,7
RLL
1,7
Power
dissipation
(seek)
3.5
W
3.5
W
3.5
W
3.9
W
4.0
W
4.0W 8.41
W
76 142
66 115
6.4W 5.2
W
Logical parameters
Cylinders
2477
1651
1238
1048
3144
2096
3150
2485
1223
Heads
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
Precomp
zone
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Landing
zone
2477
1651
1238
1048
3144
2096
4726
5376
3164
You can upgrade your processor wi th a faster on e to improve
system performan ce. If you upgr ade th e processor , you may
Sectors
63
63
63
63
63
63
63
63
63
Processor Upgrades
want to lay th e computer on its side to make th e pr ocess
easier. If you are upgr adi ng to a 100 MHz processor, make
sure you use a stan dar d 3.3 V processor.
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IDE hard disk drive settings
System I/O Address Map
Model number
Single drive
Master drive
Slave drive
Conner CFS1275A
C/D jumpered
C/D jumpered
No jumpers
Hex address
Assigned device
Conner CFS850A
C/D jumpered
C/D jumpered
No jumpers
000 - 01F
DMA controller 1, 8237
No jumpers
020 - 03F
Interrupt controller 1, 8259
022 - 024
Reserved
040 - 05F
Timer, 8254
060 - 06F
Keyboard controller, 8242PE
Conner CFS635A
Conner CFS541A
NEC D3747
C/D jumpered
C/D jumpered
SW1 on,
SW2–SW4 off
C/D jumpered
C/D jumpered
SW1 on,
SW2–SW4 off
No jumpers
SW1–SW4 off
NEC D3745
SW1 on,
SW2–SW4 off
SW1 on,
SW2–SW4 off
SW1–SW4 off
Seagate ST31640A
No jumpers
3-4 jumpered
1-2 jumpered
Seagate ST51270A
No jumpers
3-4 jumpered
1-2 jumpered
Seagate ST3630A
No jumpers
No jumpers
7-8 jumpered
DMA Assignments
Level
Assigned device
DMA0
Reserved
DMA1
Available
DMA2
Diskette drive controller
DMA3
Available
DMA4
Cascade from DMA1
DMA5
Spare
DMA6
DMA7
070 - 07F
Real-time clock NMI (non-maskable interrupt)
080 - 09F
DMA page register, 74LS612
0A0 - 0BF
Interrupt controller 2, 8259
0C0 - 0DF
DMA controller 2, 8237
0F0
Clear math coprocessor
0F1
Reset math coprocessor
0F8 - 0FF
Math coprocessor
1F0 - 1F8
Primary hard disk interface
1E0 - 1E7
Secondary hard disk interface
200 - 207
Game I/O
278 - 27F
Parallel printer port 2
2B0 - 2DF
Alternate enhanced graphics adapter
2E1
GPIB (adapter 0)
2E2, 2E3
Data acquisition (adapter 0)
2F8 - 2FF
Serial port 2
300 - 31F
Prototype card
360 - 363
Available
Spare
368 - 36B
Available
Spare
378 - 37A
Parallel printer port 1
380 - 38F
Available
Hardware Interrupts
390 - 393
Available
3A0 - 3AF
Available
3B0 - 3BF
Available
IRQ no.
Function
3C0 - 3CF
VGA adapter
IRQ0
Internal timer
3D0 - 3DF
VGA adapter
IRQ1
Keyboard
3F0 - 3F5
Diskette drive controller
IRQ2
Cascade to IRQ9
3F8 - 3FF
Serial port 1
IRQ3
Serial port 2
6E2, 6E3
Available
IRQ4
Serial port 1
790 - 793
Available
IRQ5
LPT2
AE2, AE3
Available
IRQ6
Diskette drive controller
B90, B93
Available
IRQ7
Parallel port 1
EE2, EE3
Available
IRQ8
Real-time clock
1390 - 1393
Available
IRQ9
Cascaded from IRQ2
22E1
Available
IRQ10
Available
2390 - 2393
Available
IRQ11
Available
42E1
Available
IRQ12
PS/2 mouse
63E1
Available
IRQ13
Math coprocessor
82E1
Available
IRQ14
Primary IDE controller
A2E1
Available
IRQ15
Secondary IDE controller
C2E1
Available
E2E1
Available
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HDD LED connector pin assignments (J22)
Connector Pin Assignments
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
Red
2
White
Parallel port connector pin assignments (J7)
Power supply connector pin assignments (PS1)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
Strobe*
10
ACK *
19
Signal ground
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
2
Data 0
11
Busy
20
Signal ground
1
Power good
7
Ground
3
Data 1
12
PE
21
Signal ground
2
+5 VDC
8
Ground
4
Data 2
13
Select
22
Signal ground
3
+12 VDC
9
-5 VDC
5
Data 3
14
AFD *
23
Signal ground
4
-12 VDC
10
+5 VDC
6
Data 4
15
Error *
24
Signal ground
5
Ground
11
+5 VDC
7
Data 5
16
Init *
25
Signal ground
6
Ground
12
+5 VDC
8
Data 6
17
Selectin *
—
—
9
Data 7
18
Signal ground
—
—
*
Diskette drive connector pin assignments (J13)
Pin*
Signal
Pin*
Signal
2
NC
20
Step
4
NC
22
Write data
Signal
6
NC
24
Write enable
Index
26
Track 0
Active LOW logic
Serial port connector pin assignments (J5 and J6)
Pin
Signal
Pin
1
Data carrier detect
6
Data set ready
8
2
Receive data
7
Request to send
10
Motor A
28
Write protect
Drive B
30
Read data
3
Transmit data
8
Clear to send
12
4
Data terminal ready
9
Ring indicator
14
Drive A
32
Select header 0
—
16
Motor B
34
Disk change
18
Direction
5
Ground
—
Mouse and keyboard c onnector pin assignments (J1 and J3)
*
All odd-numbered pins are grounds
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
Data
4
VCC
2
NC
5
Clock
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
3
Ground
6
NC
1
RESET*
15
D1
29
NC
2
Ground
16
D14
30
Ground
3
D7
17
D0
31
IRQ14
32
IOCS16*
IDE drive connector pin assignments (J14 and J15)
VGA port connector pin assignments (J8)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
4
D8
18
D15
1
Red
6
Red ground
11
NC
5
D6
19
Ground
33
A1
2
Green
7
Green ground
12
Monitor detect
6
D9
20
NC
34
NC
3
Blue
8
Blue ground
13
Horizontal sync
7
D5
21
NC
35
A0
D10
22
Ground
36
A2
CS0*
4
NC
9
NC
14
Vertical sync
8
5
Ground
10
Ground
15
NC
9
D4
23
IOW*
37
10
D11
24
Ground
38
CS1*
11
D3
25
IOR*
39
Active*
40
Ground
LED c onnec tor pin assignments (J21)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
12
D12
26
Ground
1
NC
11
Power LED (yellow)
13
D2
27
IOCHRDY*
2
Turbo LED (yellow)
12
NC
14
D13
28
BALE
3
Turbo LED (white)
13
Power LED (white)
4
NC
14
NC
5
NC
15
NC
6
NC
16
NC
7
NC
17
Speaker (red)
8
NC
18
NC
9
Hardware reset (white)
19
NC
10
Hardware reset (yellow)
20
Speaker (black)
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Option card riser b oard connec tor pin assignments
*
Signal
ISA option slot connec tor pin assignments
Pin
Signal
Pin
Pin
Signal
Pin
Pin
Signal
Pin
A1
+12 VDC
A31 SA3
B1
+12 VDC
B31 BALE
Signal
A1
IOCHCK*
A26 SA5
Signal
B20 SYSCLK C14 SD11
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
A2
Ground
A32 SA2
B2
+5 VDC
B32 +5 VDC
A2
SD7
A27 SA4
B21 IRQ7
C15 SD12
A3
Ground
A33 SA1
B3
Ground
B33 OSC
A3
SD6
A28 SA3
B22 IRQ6
C16 SD13
A4
IOCHCK*
A34 SA0
B4
Ground
B34 Ground
A4
SD5
A29 SA2
B23 IRQ5
C17 SD14
A5
SD7
A35 Ground
B5
RESETDRV B35 Ground
A5
SD4
A30 SA1
B24 IRQ4
C18 SD15
A6
SD6
A36 Ground
B6
+5 VDC
B36 +5 VDC
A6
SD3
A31 SA0
B25 IRQ3
D1
Memcs16*
A7
SD5
A37 +5 VDC
B7
IRQ9
B37 +5 VDC
A7
SD2
B1
Ground
B26 DACK2*
D2
IOCS16*
A8
SD4
A38 SBHE*
B8
5 VDC
B38 MEMCS16*
A8
SD1
B2
RESETDRV B27 T/C
D3
IRQ10
A9
SD3
A39 LA23
B9
DRQ2
B39 IOCS16*
A9
SD0
B3
+5 VDC
B28 BALE
D4
IRQ11
A10 SD2
A40 LA22
B10 12 VDC
B40 IRQ10
A10 IORDY
B4
IRQ9
B29 +5 VDC
D5
IRQ12
A11 SD1
A41 LA21
B11 OWS*
B41 IRQ11
A11 AEN
B5
5 VDC
B30 OSC
D6
IRQ15
A12 SD0
A42 LA20
B12 +12 VDC
B42 IRQ12
A12 SA19
B6
DRQ2
B31 Ground
D7
IRQ14
A13 IOCHRDY A43 LA19
B13 Ground
B43 IRQ15
A13 SA18
B7
12 VDC
C1
SBHE*
D8
DACK0*
A14 AEN
A44 LA18
B14 SMEMW*
B44 IRQ14
A14 SA17
B8
OWS*
C2
SA23
D9
DREQ0
A15 SA19
A45 LA17
B15 SMEMR*
B45 DACK0*
A15 SA16
B9
+12 VDC
C3
SA22
D10 DACK5*
A16 SA18
A46 MEMR*
B16 IOW*
B46 DRQ0
A16 SA15
B10 Ground
C4
SA21
D11 DREQ5
A17 SA17
A47 MEMW* B17 IOR*
B47 DACK5*
A17 SA14
B11 SMEMW*
C5
SA20
D12 DACK6*
A18 SA16
A48 SD8
B18 DACK3*
B48 DRQ5
A18 SA13
B12 SMEMR*
C6
SA19
D13 DRQ6
A19 SA15
A49 SD9
B19 DRQ3
B49 DACK6*
A19 SA12
B13 IOW*
C7
SA18
D14 DACK7*
A20 SA14
A50 SD10
B20 DACK1*
B50 DRQ6
A20 SA11
B14 IOR*
C8
SA17
D15 DREQ7
A21 SA13
A51 SD11
B21 DRQ1
B51 DACK7*
A21 SA10
B15 DACK3*
C9
MEMR*
D16 +5 VDC
A22 SA12
A52 SD12
B22 REFRESH*
B52 DRQ7
A22 SA9
B16 DREQ3
C10 MEMW*
D17 MASTER*
A23 SA11
A53 SD13
B23 SYSCLK
B53 +5 VDC
A23 SA8
B17 DACK1*
C11 SD8
D18 Ground
A24 SA10
A54 SD14
B24 IRQ7
B54 MASTER*
A24 SA7
B18 DREQ1
C12 SD9
A25 SA9
A55 SD15
B25 IRQ6
B55 Ground
A25 SA6
B19 REF*
C13 SD10
A26 SA8
A56 Ground
B26 IRQ5
B56 Ground
A27 SA7
A57 Ground
B27 IRQ4
B57 Ground
A28 SA6
A58 Ground
B28 IRQ3
B58 +5 VDC
A29 SA5
A59 +5 VDC
B29 DACK2*
B59 +5 VDC
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
A30 SA4
A60 +5 VDC
B30 TC
B60 +5 VDC
1
Ground
19
NC
37
DP1
55
DQ11
2
DQ0
20
DQ4
38
DP3
56
DQ27
3
DQ16
21
DQ20
39
Ground
57
DQ12
4
DQ1
22
DQ5
40
CAS0*
58
DQ28
5
DQ17
23
DQ21
41
CAS2*
59
VCC
6
DQ2
24
DQ6
42
CAS3*
60
DQ29
7
DQ18
25
DQ22
43
CAS1*
61
DQ13
8
DQ3
26
DQ7
44
RAS0*
62
DQ30
9
DQ19
27
DQ23
45
RAS1*
63
DQ14
10
VCC
28
A7
46
A10A
64
DQ31
*
Active low logic
SIMM socket connector pin assignments
Active low logic
*
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11
NC
29
NC
47
WE*
65
DQ15
12
A0
30
VCC
48
A10B
66
NC
13
A1
31
A8
49
DQ8
67
PD1
14
A2
32
A9
50
DQ24
68
PD2
15
A3
33
RAS3*
51
DQ9
69
PD3
16
A4
34
RAS2*
52
DQ25
70
PD4
17
A5
35
DP2
53
DQ10
71
NC
18
A6
36
DP0
54
DQ26
72
Ground
Active low logic
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Booting Sequence
Tested Operating Environments
If you can not boot th e computer from th e hard disk, make
sure th e bootin g sequen ce in SETUP is set to
Although your system wil l run most software applicati on s,
A: then C:.
Then boot the computer fr om a system di skette in drive A.
the followin g operating en viron men ts have been tested for
compatibil ity with your system.
Password
®
Microsoft
MS-DOS 3.3 an d l ater
If you forget your password, you must discharge your CMOS
Novell NetWare* 3.12 and 4.1
memory as fol lows:
Novell Person al NetWare
®
IBM
OS/2; in cluding versi on 3.0 (Warp)
1. Turn off the computer and remove th e cover.
®
SCO UNIX
SCO Open Desktop
2. Disabl e the password by settin g jumper JP1 on th e system
Microsoft Windows 3.1 an d later
boar d to posi tion 1-2.
Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows for Wor kGroups
™
Microsoft Windows NT
*
3. Turn the computer on , leave it on for a few secon ds, th en
; in cludin g versi on 3.5
tur n it off agai n.
Certified as workstation and file server in certain configurations
4. Set jumper JP1 back to the O pen position (remove jumper)
to enable th e password function .
As new env ironments become av ailable, these al so will be
tested.
5. Run SETUP to en ter a n ew password, if desi red.
Installation/Support Tips
Information Reference List
Installing Diskette Drives
Engineering Change Notices
❏
None.
Make sure th at th e drive type has been correctly selected in
the S ETUP program.
Technical Information Bulletins
❏
Make sure jumper JP22 is set to position 1-2 to en able the
None.
diskette drive con troller. Also make sure th at th e Diskette
Con troller option is enabled i n th e BIOS SETUP program.
Product Support Bulletins
Installing Hard Disk Drives
❏
None.
If you ar e installin g a drive th at can not use the embedded
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IDE in terface (such as an ESDI drive), it i s recommended
that you use a 16-bi t, AT-type h ard di sk con troller an d a
TM-
PCI hard disk con trol ler for h igher performance. If you
Service Man ual
install a n on-IDE hard disk drive an d con tr ol ler card, you
must disable the built-in IDE hard di sk dr ive interface (use
PL-
the Local Bus IDE Adapter opti on i n th e BIOS SETUP
connector from th e system board.
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User’s Guide
When installi ng an I DE hard disk dri ve, use the autosensin g feature in SETUP to select th e cor rect type for the
drive. If th e auto-sensin g feature does not pr oduce a match
for the drive, you can defi ne your own driv e type by
selecting User as th e type and en terin g th e drive's
parameters.
Installing Option Cards
If you ar e installin g a video adapter card, make sur e you
disable the buil t-i n VGA controller by setting jumper JP21
to 2-3.
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progr am). Al so, remov e the h ard disk dr ive ribbon
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