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Electronic Emission Notices
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of 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 instructions contained in this manual, may cause harmful interference
to radio and television communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
-
REORIENT OR RELOCATE THE RECEIVING ANTENNA
INCREASE THE SEPARATION BETWEEN THE EQUIPMENT AND THE RECEIVER
CONNECT THE EQUIPMENT INTO AN OUTLET ON A CIRCUIT DIFFERENT FROM
THAT OF THE RECEIVER
CONSULT THE DEALER OR AN EXPERIENCED AUDIO/TELEVISION TECHNICIAN
NOTE: Connecting this device to peripheral devices that do not comply with Class B
requirements, or using an unshielded peripheral data cable, could also result in
harmful interference to radio or television reception.
The user is cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
this equipment.
To ensure that the use of this product does not contribute to interference, it is
necessary to use shielded I/O cables.
Copyright
This manual is copyrighted with all rights reserved. No portion of this manual may be
copied or reproduced by any means.
While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this manual, no responsibility
for errors or omissions is assumed. Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting
from the use of the information contained herein.
Trademarks
All brand names, logos and registered trademarks mentioned are property of their
respective owners.
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Table of Contents
HARDWARE CONFIGURATION ....................................................... 20
Key Features ......................................................................................... 20
MOTHERBOARD LAYOUT ................................................................ 23
REAR P
PANEL
ANEL .................................................................................... 24
CONNECTORS ................................................................................. 26
Floppy Disk Drive Connector:FDD1 ...................................................... 26
Hard Disk Connector:IDE1&IDE2 ......................................................... 26
Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN/SYSFAN/WOL1 ................................ 27
CD-IN Connectors:CDS1 ...................................................................... 28
AUX-IN Connector:AUX1 ........................................................................ 28
Separate 6-channels Connector:CN11(optional) ................................. 29
Front Panel Audio Header:CN12 ........................................................... 30
USB Connectors:USB2/USB3 ............................................................... 31
Front Panel Headers:FP1 ...................................................................... 32
JUMPER SETTING ............................................................................ 33
J20 - Keyboard Power Select ................................................................ 33
JBAT1 - CMOS Clear .............................................................................. 33
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SLOTS .............................................................................................. 24
CPU INSTALLATION ........................................................................ 25
INSTALL DDR DIMM
s ...................................................................... 38
DIMMs
BIOS SETUP ..................................................................................... 39
Starting Setup ........................................................................................ 39
Main Menu .............................................................................................. 40
Standard CMOS Features ..................................................................... 41
Advanced BIOS Features ....................................................................... 42
Advanced Chipset Features .................................................................. 42
Integrated Peripherals ........................................................................... 42
Power Management Setup .................................................................... 42
PNP/PCI Configurations ........................................................................ 42
PC Health Status ................................................................................... 42
Frequency/Voltage Control ..................................................................... 42
Set Supervisor/User Password ............................................................. 43
Flash Update Procedure ....................................................................... 44
APPENDIX ....................................................................................... 44
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HARD
WARE CONFIGURA
TION
HARDW
CONFIGURATION
Key Features :
Chipset
• VIA® P4M266A/P4X266E chipset.
Processor
• Supports the Intel® Celeron® , Pentium® 4 processors in the
478-pin package.
• Supports PSB(Processor System Bus) frequency of 400/533MHz.
VRM 9.0 (V
oltage R
egulator Modules) on Board
(Voltage
Regulator
• Flexible motherboard design with on board VRM 9.0, easy to upgrade
with future Intel® Celeron® , Pentium® 4 processors.
System Memory
• A total of two 184-pin DDR SDRAM sockets.
• Support up to 2GB DRAMs (512Mb x8/x16 DRAM technology) for
register and unbuffered DDR SDRAM module.
• Support DDR200/266 DDR SDRAM memory types.
• 2.5V DRAM interface for DDR SDRAM.
System BIOS
• PnP, APM, ATAPI and Windows® 98/2000/XP.
• Full support of ACPI & DMI.
• Auto detects and supports LBA harddisks with capacities over 160GB.
• Easy to upgrade BIOS by end-user.
On-board I/O
• On board two PCI fast IDE ports supporting up to 4 ATA, ATA2 ,
Ultra ATA33/66/100/133 IDE HDDs, CD-ROMs, ZIP drives and
LS-120 drives as boot drive.
• One ECP/EPP parallel port.
• Two 16550 Compatible UART serial ports, COM2 is supported via a
header (optional).
• One floppy port supports two FDD of 360KB, 720KB, 1.2MB , 1.44MB
and 2.88MB capacity.
• PS/2 keyboard connector.
• PS/2 mouse is supported.
• One Front Panel Sound Connector.
• Infrared (IrDA) is supported via a header.
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Expanded USB Support
• Includes 3 UHCI host controllers,increasing the number of external
ports to six.
• Includes 1 EHCI USB2.0 Host Controller that supports all six ports
(Bandwidth shared between six ports).
Plug-and-Play
• Supports Plug and Play specification 1.1.
• Plug and Play for Windows® 98/2000 as well as Windows® XP.
• Fully steerable PCI interrupts.
On-board AC97 Sound
• Integrated AC97 controller with standard AC97 Codec.
• Direct Sound and Sound Blaster compatible.
• Full-Duplex 16-bit record and play back.
• PnP and APM 1.2 support.
• Windows® 98/2000/XP, NT drivers ready.
• Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in and MIDI/Game port.
• Supports ALC650/655 AC97 Code for six sound channel
output (optional).
On-board VIA VT6103 LAN (optional)
• Full compliance with IEEE 802.3u 100 Base-T specifications and IEEE
802.3X Full Duplex Flow Control.
• Supports 10 Mb/s and 100 Mb/s operation.
• Supports Wake-On-LAN function and remote wake-up (optional).
Power Management
• Supports SMM, APM and ACPI.
• Break switch for instant suspend/resume on system operations.
• Energy star “Green PC” compliant.
• Hardware monitoring circuit is supported, provide voltage, temperature,
fan speed, etc. monitoring (optional).
• WOL (Wake-On-Lan) header support.
• External Modem Ring-in Wake-up support.
• Supports suspend-to-RAM (STR) (optional).
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Integrated ProSavage DDR 2D/3D/Video Accelerator (For P4M266A
only)
• Optimized Shared Memory Architecture (SMA).
• 8/16/32MB frame buffer using system memory.
• Single cycle 128-bit 3D architecture.
• 140M pixels/second trilinear fill rate.
• Full internal AGP 4X performance.
• Microsoft DirectX texture compression.
• High quality DVD video playback.
• 2D/3D resolutions up to 1920x1440.
• 32-bit true color rendering.
• MPEG-2 video textures.
Expansion Slots
• 1 AGP slot (supports 2X/4X mode).
• 3 PCI bus master slots - ver. 2.1 compliant.
Static electricity can harm delicate components of the motherboard.
To prevent damage caused by static electricity, discharge the static
electricity from your body before you touch any of the computers
electronic components.
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Motherboard Layout
The following diagrams show the relative positions of the jumpers,
connectors, major components and memory banks on the motherboard.
# The LAN, VGA, CN11, AUX1 and CN16 connectors are optional.
# The ALC650/655 embeds an internal analog switch (by driver software) to
share LINE input with Surround output, and share MIC input with CENTER/LFE
output.
NOTE
1)
2)
3)
Be sure to check the cable orientation in order to match the colored strip to
the pin1 end of the connector.
When you start up the system, please wait for 5 seconds after you power
on AC.
It is not recommended to add a metal spacer plate on the back of the
Socket478. Otherwise, some components will be short and damaged.
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Rear Panel
The back panel provides the following connectors:
Mouse Connector
The mainboard provides a standard PS/2® mouse mini DIN connector for
attaching a PS/2® mouse.You can plug a PS/2® mouse directly into this
connector.
Keyboard Connector
The mainboard provides a standard PS/2® keyboard mini DIN connector
for attaching a PS/2® keyboard.You can plug a PS/2® keyboard directly into
this connector.
USB 2.0 Connector
The mainboard provides a UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface)
Universal Serial Bus root for attaching USB devices such as keyboard, mouse
or other USB-compatible devices.You can plug the USB device directly into
the connector.
USB 2.0 Connector
USB 2.0 Connector Description
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
VCC
-Data 0
+Data0
GND
VCC
-Data 1
+Data 1
GND
+5V/5VSB (optional)
Negative Data Channel 0
Positive Data Channel 0
Ground
+5V/5VSB (optional)
Negative Data Channel 1
Positive Data Channel 1
Ground
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Serial Port Connector: COM1
The Port is 16550A high speed communication ports that send/receive 16
bytes FIFOs. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial devices directly
to the connectors.
Video Out Connector (Optional)
The mainboard provides a Video out port to connect a 15-pin analog
video monitor.
RJ-45 LAN Jack (Optional)
The mainboard provides one standard RJ-45 jack for connection to Local
Area Network(LAN).You can connect a network cable to the LAN jack.
Parallel Port Connector:LPT1
The mainboard provides a 25-pin female centronic connector as LPT. A
parallel port is a standard printer port that supports Enhanced Parallel Port
(EPP) and Extended Capabilities Parallel Port (ECP) mode.
MIDI/Game Connector
The mainboard provides the game port to connect a joystick or a MIDI
device.
Audio Port Connector
Line-out is a connector for Speakers or Headphones. Line In is used for
external CD player, Tape player, or other audio devices. Mic In is a connector
for microphones. The ALC650/655 embeds an internal analog switch (by driver
software) to share LINE input with Surround output, and share MIC input with
CENTER/LFE output.
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Connectors
The mainboard provides connectors to connect to FDD, IDE HDD, USB
Ports, CPU/System FAN, etc.
Floppy Disk Drive Connector:FDD1
The mainboard provides a standard floppy disk drive connector that
supports 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M floppy disk types.
Hard Disk Connectors:IDE1&IDE2
The mainboard has a 32-bit Enhanced PCI IDE and Ultra DMA 33/66/100
/133 controller that provides PIO mode 0~4, Bus Master, and Ultra DMA 33/66
/100/133 function. You can connect up to four hard disk drives, CD-ROM, 120MB
Floppy (reserved for future BIOS) and other devices.
IDE1 (Primary IDE Connector)
The first hard drive should always be connected to IDE1.IDE1 can connect
a Master and a Slave drive.You must configure second hard drive to Slave
mode by setting the jumper accordingly.
IDE2 (Secondary IDE Connector)
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FDD1
IDE2
1
1
IDE1
IDE2 can also connect a Master and a Slave drive.
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Fan Power Connectors:CPUFAN/SYSFAN
The CPUFAN (processor fan), SYSFAN (system fan) support system cool
-ing fan with +12V.It supports three-pin head connector. When connecting the
wire to the connectors, always take note that the red wire is the positive and
should be connected to the +12V, the black wire is Ground and should be
connected to GND. If the mainboard has a System Hardware Monitor chipset
on-board, you must use a specially designed fan with speed sensor to take
advantage of the CPU fan control.
FAN1-CPUFAN
1
FAN2-SYSFAN
1
WOL1
1
CPU FAN and SYS FAN
PIN
1
2
3
Assignment
FAN speed detect
+12V
GND
WOL1: Wake On LAN
If you have installed a external LAN card, use the cable provied with the
card to plug into the mainboard WOL connector. This enables ables the Wake
On LAN(WOL) feature. When your system is in a power-saving mode, any LAN
signal automatically resumes the system.You must enable this item using the
Power Mannagement page of the Setup Utility.
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CD-IN Connector: CDS1
The connector is for CD-ROM Drive.
AUX-IN Connector: AUX1 (optional)
The connector is for Audio Device.
AUX1
CDS1
1
CDS1 : CD-IN
PIN
1
2
3
4
Assignment
CD-L
GND
GND
CD-R
AUX1 : A
UX
-IN
AUX
UX-IN
PIN
1
2
3
4
Assignment
AUX-L
GND
GND
AUX-R
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Separate 6-channels Connector: CN11(optional)
This mainboard has a 3x2 pin-header which can provide separate
surround L/R, center and subwoofer connection rather than sharing with
Mic-in and Line-in.
CN11
5
1
6
2
CN11 Description
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
Sout_L
Sout_R
GND
GND
CEF_out
LFE_out
Audio right surrounding out
Audio left surrounding out
Ground
Ground
Audio center output
Audio bass output
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Front Panel Audio Header: CN12
This mainboard supports front panel microphone and speaker out ports.
If your computer case has these ports,connect them to CN12.
CN12
2
1
10
9
CN12
PIN
Assignment
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
MIC
GND
REF
POWER
Front Audio(R)
Rear Audio(R)
Reserved
Key(No pin)
Front Audio(L)
Rear Audio(L)
Note:
If you want to use “Front Audio” connector, you must remove 5-6,9-10 jumper.
In order to utilize the front audio header, your chassis must have front
audio connector. Also please make sure the pin assignment on the cable
is the same as the pin assignment on the MB header. To find out if the
chassis you are buying support front audio connector, please contract
your dealer.
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USB Connector: USB2/USB3
This mainboard has USB ports. Some computer cases have a special
module that mounts USB ports at the front of the case. If you have this kind
of case, use auxiliary USB connector USB2,USB3 to connect the front
ounted ports to the mainboard.
USB2
USB3
9
10
1
2
9
10
1
2
USB Connector
PIN
Assignment
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
VCC
VCC
USBP0USBP1USBP0+
USBP1+
GND
GND
KEY
OC#
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Front Panel Header: FP1
The mainboard provides one front panel connector.
FP1
GND
NC
KEY
KEY
IRRX
GND
KEY
KEY
GND
PWR_SW
PW_LEDPW_LED+
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22
20
18
16
14
12
10
8
6
4
2
23
VCC
21
GND
19
NC
17
SPEAKER
15
IRTX
13 VCC
11
NC
9
NC
7
RESET
5
GND
3
HDD_LED1
HDD_LED+
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Jumper Setting
This chapter explains how to configure the motherboard’s hardware.
Before using your computer, make sure all jumpers and DRAM modules are
set correctly. Refer to this chapter whenever in doubt.
J20
JBAT1
1
J20 - Keyboard Power Select
J20
2-3*
1-2
Selection
Powered by +5V*
Powered by +5V Standby(Allows Keyboard Power On)
JBAT1 - CMOS Clear
JBAT1
1-2*
2-3
Selection
Normal*
CMOS Clear
Close
Open
* = Default setting.
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Slots
The motherboard provides one AGP slot and three 32-bit PCI bus slots.
AGP Slot
PCI Slots
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) Slot
The AGP slot allows you to insert the AGP graphics card. AGP is an interface specification designed for the throughput demands of 3D graphics. It
introduces a 66MHz, 32-bit channel for the graphics controller.
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slots
The PCI slots allow you to insert the expansion cards to meet your needs.
When adding or removing expansion cards, make sure that you unplug the
power supply first. Meanwhile,read the documentation for the expansion card
to make any necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion card,
such as jumpers, switches or BIOS configuration.
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CPU Installation
Please refer to the following steps to install the CPU.
1. Please turn off the power and unplug the power cord before installing the
CPU. Pull the lever sideways away from the socket. Make sure to raise the
lever up to a 90 degree angle.
2. Look for the gold arrow. The gold arrow should point towards the lever pivot.
The CPU can only fit in the correct orientation.
2. If the CPU is correctly installed, the pins should be completely embedded
into the socket and can not be seen. Please note that any violation of the
correct installation procedures may cause permanent damages to your
mainboard.
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4. Press the CPU down firmly into the socket and close the lever. As the CPU
is likely to move while the lever is being closed, always close the lever with
your fingers pressing tightly on top of the CPU to make sure the CPU is
properly and completely embedded into the socket.
5. Position the CPU cooler set onto the CPU.
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6. Use one end of the clip to hook the latch of the CPU sliding plate and then
hook the other three latch to fix the cooling fan set. At last, connect the fan to
the power supply connector provided on your mainboard.
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Install DDR DIMMs
Please follow the following step to install DDR DIMMs.
1. Locate the DDR DIMM sockets.
2. Holding the DDR DIMM by the edges, remove it from its antistatic package.
3. Make sure the clips at either end of the socket are pushed away from the
socket.
Clip
DDR DIMM
Clip
DDR DIMM Socket
Notch
4. Position the DDR DIMM above the socket. Align the two small notches in
the bottom edge of the DDR DIMM with the keys in the socket.
5. Insert the bottom edge of the DDR DIMM into the socket.
6. When the DDR DIMM is seated, push down on the top edge of the DDR
DIMM untilthe retaining clips at the ends of the socket snap into place.
Make sure the clips are firmly in place.
Please turn off system before installing and removing any
device, otherwise you’ll cause the system damage.
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BIOS Setup
This chapter discusses Award’s Setup Program built into the ROM BIOS. The Setup
Program allows users to modify the basic system configuration. This special information
is then stored in battery-backed RAM, which retains the setup information when the
power is turned off.
Starting Setup
The Award BIOS is immediately activated when you turn on the computer. The BIOS
reads the system information contained in the CMOS and begins the process of checking
out the system and configuring it. When it finishes, the BIOS will seek an operating
system on one of the disks and then launch and turn control over to the operating
system.
While the BIOS is in control, the Setup Program can be activated :
1. By pressing <Del> immediately after switching the system on, or
2. By pressing the <Del> key when the following message appears briefly at
the bottom of the screen during the POST (Power On Self Test )
Press DEL to enter SETUP
If the message disappears before you can respond and you still wish to enter Setup,
restart the system to try again by turning it OFF then ON or pressing the “RESET” button
on the system case. You may also restart by simultaneously pressing the <Ctrl>, <Alt>,
and <Delete> keys. If you do not press the keys at the correct time and the system does
not reset, an error message will be displayed and you will again be asked to ...
PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, DEL TO ENTER SETUP
Getting Help
Press F1 to pop up a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and
the possible selections for the highlighted item. To exit the Help Window press <Esc> or
the F1 key again.
In Case of Problems
If, after making and saving system changes with the Setup Program, you discover that
your computer does not reset, use the Award BIOS defaults to override the CMOS
settings.
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Main Menu
Once you enter the Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu will appear on the
screen. The Main Menu allows you to select from various setup functions and two exit
choices. Use the arrow keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept and
enter the sub-menu.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Advanced Chipset Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
8 Frequency/Voltage Control
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
ÏÐÎÍ : Select Item
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type ... ...
(Note : The figures of BIOS Setup Menu included here only show a typical
case, and may not be exactly the same as the one on your unit.)
Note that a brief description of each highlighted item will appear at the bottom of the
screen.
Standard
This setup page includes all the items of Award™ special standard
CMOS Features features.
Advanced BIOS
Features
This setup page includes all the items of Award™ special enhanced
features.
Advanced
This setup page includes all the items of chipset special features.
Chipset Features
Integrated
Peripherals
This section page includes all the items of IDE hard drive and
Programmed Input / Output features.
Power
Management
Setup
This entry only appears if your system supports Power
Management “Green PC” standards.
PNP/PCI
Configurations
This entry appears if your system supports PNP/PCI.
PC Health Status Display CPU and Case Fan Speed etc.
Frequency/
CPU speed setting are settings of CPU speed. You should refer to
Voltage Control your CPU marking.
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Load Fail-Safe
Defaults
The BIOS defaults have been set by the manufacturer and represent
settings which provide the minimum requirements for your system
to operate.
Load Optimized
Defaults
The chipset defaults are settings which provide for maximum
system performance. While Award has designed the
custom BIOS to maximize performance, the manufacturer
has the right to change these defaults to meet its needs.
Set Supervisor/
User Password
Changes, sets, or disables password. It allows you to limit
access to the system and the Setup Program.
Save & Exit
Setup
Saves value changes to CMOS and exits setup.
Exit Without
Saving
Abandons all CMOS value changes and exits setup.
Standard CMOS Features
The items in Standard CMOS Setup Menu are divided into 10 categories. Each category
includes one or more setup items. Use the arrow keys to highlight the item and then use
the <PgUp> or <PgDn> key to select the desired value in each item.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Date
Time
(mm :d d : y y )
(h h :mm:ss)
Wed. Jan 01 2004
11 : 1 : 35
Item Help
Menu Level
8 IDE
8 IDE
8 IDE
8 IDE
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Secondary Master
Secondary Slave
[Press Enter 4303 MB]
[None]
[None]
[None]
Drive A
Drive B
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[None]
Video
Halt on
[EGA/VGA]
[All, but keyboard]
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
ÏÐÎÍMove Enter: Select
F5 : Previous Values
8
Change the day, month,
year and century
640K
30720K
31744K
+/-/PU/PD : Value F10 : Save ESC : Exit F1 :General Help
F6 : Fail-Safe Defaults
F7 : Optimized Defaults
(Note : The figures of BIOS Setup Menu included here only show a typical
case, and may not be exactly the same as the one on your unit.)
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Date
The date format is <day-of-the-week>. <month> <day> <year>.
Time
The time format is <hour> <Minute> <second> displayed in
24-hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p. m. is displayed
as 13:00:00.
Primary
These categories identify the types of the two channels that
Master/Primary
have been installed in the computer.
Slave/Secondary
Master/Secondary If the controller of the HDD interface is SCSI, the selection shall
be “None”.
Drive A Type /
Drive B Type
This category identifies the types of floppy disk drive A or drive
B that has been installed in the computer.
Video
The default setting is EGA/VGA.
Halt on
You can select which type of error will cause the system to halt.
Advanced BIOS Features
This section allows you to configure your system for basic operation. You have the
opportunity to select the system’s default speed, boot-up sequence, keyboard operation,
shadowing and security.
Advanced Chipset Features
The Chipset Features Setup option is used to change the values of the chipset registers.
These registers control most of the system options in the computer.
This section allows you to configure the system based on the specific features of the
installed chipset. This chipset manages bus speeds and access to system memory
resources, such as DRAM and the external cache. It must be stated that these items
should not be altered. The default settings have been chosen because they provide the
best operating conditions for your system.
Integrated Peripherals
The Integrated Peripherals Setup allows the user to configure the onboard IDE controller,
floppy disk controller, the printer port and the serial ports.
Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup Menu allows you to configure your system to most save
energy while operating in a manner consistent with your own style of computer use.
PNP/PCI Configurations
This section describes how to configure the PCI bus system. This section covers some
very technical items and it is recommended that only experienced users should make
any changes to the default settings.
PC Health Status
The PC Health Status display CPU and Case Fan Speed.
Frequency/V
oltage Control
Frequency/Voltage
This section allows you to set CPU Speed.
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Set Supervisor/User Password
You can set either supervisor or user password, or both of them. The difference
between them are:
Supervisor Password :
You can enter the Setup Program and change
the options of the setup menus.
User Password :
You can enter the Setup Program but can not
change the options of the setup menus.
When you select this function, the following message will appear at the center of the
screen to assist you in creating a password.
ENTER P
ASSWORD
PASSWORD
ASSWORD::
Type the password, up to eight characters in length, and press<Enter>. The new password
will clear the previously entered password from the CMOS memory. You will be asked to
confirm the password. Type the password again and press <Enter>. You may also
press <Esc> to abort the selection and operate without a password.
To disable a password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter the password.
A message will be displayed to confirm that the password is disabled.
PASSWORD DISABLED
DISABLED..
Once the password is disabled, the system will reset and you can enter the Setup
Program freely.
When a password is enabled, you will be prompted to enter it every time you try to enter
setup. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any setting of your system
configuration.
In addition, when a password is enabled, you can require the BIOS to request a password
every time your system is rebooted. This would further prevent unauthorized use of
your computer.
The password requirement is defined by the Security Option of the BIOS Features Setup
Menu. If the Security Option is set to “System”, the password will be required both at
resetting and at entering setup. If the option is set to “Setup”, the prompt only appears
when you try to enter setup.
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Flash Update Procedure
A program AWDFLASH.EXE is included in the utility diskette or CD (X:\Utility\
AWDFLASH.EXE). The user is recommended to follow the procedure below to update
the flash BIOS.
(X: your CD driver letter).
1. Create a DOS-bootable floppy diskette. Copy the new BIOS file (just obtained or
downloaded) and the utility program AWDFLASH.EXE to the diskette.
2. Allow the PC system to boot from the DOS diskette.
3. At the DOS prompt, key in
AWDFLASH
and hit <ENTER>
4. Enter the file name of the new BIOS.
5. The question: “Do you want to save BIOS (Y/N)?” is displayed.
Key in “N” if there is no need to save the existing BIOS content..
Key in “Y” if a backup copy of the existing BIOS is needed.
(A file name has to be assigned to the existing BIOS binary file.)
6. The message : “Press “Y” to program or “N” to exit” is displayed.
Key in “Y”
7. Wait until the flash-update is completed.
8. Power down the PC system.
9. Restart the PC.
Warning:
DO not turn off or RESET the computer during the flash process.
If you are unsure how to upgrade the BIOS, it is best to take your
computer to an Authorized Service Center and have a trained
technician do the work for you.
APPENDIX
Note to User:
The bundled driver CD attached an Auto-Run feature for all the drivers
that the motherboard need. Please select the drivers that you want
to install and click the button on the installation panel.
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