SPI-H6100-LLVA - Diamond Point International

SPI-H6100-LLVA
Full Size PICMG 1.3
User’s Manual
A23900235
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Copyright
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
This publication contains information that is protected by copyright. No part of it may be
reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any transformation/adaptation
without the prior written permission from the copyright holders.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
This publication is provided for informational purposes only. The manufacturer makes no
representations or warranties with respect to the contents or use of this manual and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The user will assume the entire risk of the use or the results of the use of this
document. Further, the manufacturer reserves the right to revise this publication and make
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician for help.
Trademarks
Notice:
Product names or trademarks appearing in this manual are for identification purpose only and
are the properties of the respective owners.
1. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with the emission limits.
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Table of Contents
LPT Connector ............................................................................................ 22
FPD Connector ........................................................................................... 23
KB/MS Connector........................................................................................ 23
IrDA Connector .......................................................................................... 24
SMBus Connector ....................................................................................... 24
Power Connectors ....................................................................................... 25
Battery ....................................................................................................... 25
Copyright............................................................................................................. 2
Trademarks ........................................................................................................ 2
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B ..................................................... 2
About this Manual .......................................................................................... 4
Warranty
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup ............................................................... 26
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Overview ..................................................................................................... 26
AMI BIOS Setup Utility ............................................................................. 27
Static Electricity Precautions...................................................................... 4
Main .......................................................................................................... 27
Advanced ................................................................................................... 27
Chipset ...................................................................................................... 34
Boot........................................................................................................... 38
Security...................................................................................................... 39
Save & Exit ................................................................................................ 40
Safety Measures .............................................................................................. 4
About the Package ......................................................................................... 5
Updating the BIOS ....................................................................................... 40
Chapter 1 - Introduction ............................................................................. 6
Specifications ................................................................................................ 6
Features ........................................................................................................ 7
Chapter 4 - Supported Software
.......................................................... 41
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation................................................ 8
Appendix A - nLite and AHCI Installation Guide ........................... 52
Board Layout ................................................................................................. 8
System Memory ............................................................................................ 9
nLite ............................................................................................................... 52
AHCI .............................................................................................................. 56
Installing the DIM Module ........................................................................... 10
CPU ................................................................................................................ 11
Appendix B - Watchdog Sample Code................................................ 58
Installing the CPU ....................................................................................... 11
Installing the Fan and Heat Sink.................................................................. 13
Appendix C - Troubleshooting ................................................................ 59
Jumper Settings ......................................................................................... 14
Appendix D - Troubleshooting ................................................................ 60
Clear CMOS ............................................................................................... 14
USB Power Select ....................................................................................... 15
KB/MS Power Select.................................................................................... 15
Power-on Select.......................................................................................... 16
COM1 RS232/422/485 Select ....................................................................... 16
Appendix E - BIOS Status Code ............................................................ 62
Rare Panel I/O Ports.................................................................................... 17
COM (Serial) Ports ...................................................................................... 17
USB Ports ................................................................................................... 18
RJ45 LAN Ports........................................................................................... 18
VGA Ports .................................................................................................. 19
I/O Connectors ............................................................................................ 20
Digital I/O Power Connector ........................................................................ 20
Digital I/O Connector .................................................................................. 20
Cooling Fan Connectors............................................................................... 21
Chassis Intrusion Connector ........................................................................ 21
Front Panel Connector ................................................................................ 22
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About this Manual
Static Electricity Precautions
An electronic file of this manual is included in the CD. To view the user’s manual in the CD,
insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear.
Click “User’s Manual” on the main menu.
It is quite easy to inadvertently damage your PC, system board, components or devices even
before installing them in your system unit. Static electrical discharge can damage computer
components without causing any signs of physical damage. You must take extra care in handling them to ensure against electrostatic build-up.
1. To prevent electrostatic build-up, leave the system board in its anti-static bag until you are
ready to install it.
Warranty
2. Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
1. Warranty does not cover damages or failures that arised from misuse of the product,
inability to use the product, unauthorized replacement or alteration of components and
product specifications.
3. Do all preparation work on a static-free surface.
4. Hold the device only by its edges. Be careful not to touch any of the components, contacts
or connections.
2. The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to physical abuse, improper installation, modification, accidents or unauthorized repair of the product.
5. Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold modules or connectors by their ends.
3. Unless otherwise instructed in this user’s manual, the user may not, under any circumstances, attempt to perform service, adjustments or repairs on the product, whether in or
out of warranty. It must be returned to the purchase point, factory or authorized service
agency for all such work.
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drive and other components. Perform the upgrade instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation only. If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by
wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact with the system
chassis throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
4. We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequencial damages to the
product that has been modified or altered.
Safety Measures
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range.
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing, cover the system chassis before
plugging the power cord.
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About the Package
The package contains the following items. If any of these items are missing or damaged,
please contact your dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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One
Two
Two
Two
One
One
PIC-H61 board
USB port cables (with bracket)
COM port cables (with bracket)
Serial ATA data cables
DVD
QR (Quick Reference)
Optional Items
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Serial ATA data cable
Serial ATA power cable
USB port cable
COM port cable
The board and accessories in the package may not come similar to the information listed
above. This may differ in accordance to the sales region or models in which it was sold. For
more information about the standard package in your region, please contact your dealer or
sales representative.
Before Using the System Board
Before using the system board, prepare basic system components.
If you are installing the system board in a new system, you will need at least the
following internal components.
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A CPU
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Memory module
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Storage devices such as hard disk drive, CD-ROM, etc.
You will also need external system peripherals you intend to use which will normally include at least a keyboard, a mouse and a video display monitor.
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Specifications
Processor
Chipset
• LGA 1155 socket for:
- 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM processors (22nm process technology)
: Intel® CoreTM i7-3770 (8M Cache, up to 3.9GHz); 77W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-3550S (6M Cache, up to 3.7GHz); 65W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-3220 (3M Cache, 3.3GHz); 55W
: Intel® Pentium® G2120 (3M Cache, 3.1 GHz); 65W
- 2nd generation Intel® CoreTM processors (32nm process technology)
: Intel® CoreTM i7-2600 (8M Cache, up to 3.8 GHz); 95W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-2400 (6M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz); 95W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-2120 (3M Cache, 3.3 GHz); 65W
: Intel® Pentium® G850 (3M Cache, 2.9 GHz); 65W
• New microarchitecture on 32nm process technology
• Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX) Instructions
• Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Trusted
Platform
Module (TPM)
(optional)
• Infineon SLB9635
• Provides a Trusted PC for secure transactions
• Provides software license protection, enforcement and password protection
Serial ATA
• 4 SATA 2.0 ports with data transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
BIOS
• AMI BIOS
- 64Mbit SPI BIOS
Rare I/O
• 1 DB-15 VGA port
• 2 RJ45 LAN ports
• 2 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
I/O Connectors
• 1 PS/2 KB/Mouse connector
• 4 serial connectors
- 1 RS232/422/485
- 3 RS232
• 4 SATA 2.0 ports
• 1 parallel connector
• 1 floppy connector
• 2 connectors for 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
• 1 8-bit Digital I/O connector
• 1 SMBus connector
• 1 IrDA connector
• 1 front panel connector
• 1 chassis intrusion connector
• 1 CPU fan connector (supports Smart fan)
• 1 8-pin 12V ATX power connector
• Intel® H61 Express Chipset
System Memory • Two 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
• Supports DDR3 1333/1600MHz (3rd generation processors)
Supports DDR3 1066/1333MHz (2nd generation processors)
• Supports dual channel memory interface
• Supports up to 16GB system memory
• DRAM device technologies: 1Gb, 2Gb and 4Gb DDR3 DRAM technologies are
supported for x8 and x16 devices, unbuffered, non-ECC
Expansion
Slots
Graphics
LAN
Onboard USB
• 1 PCIe x16 slot
- Supports Gen 3.0 (3rd generation processors)
- Supports Gen 2.0 (2nd generation processors)
• 3 PCIe x1
• 8 PCI
Energy Efficient • Supports ErP Lot6 power saving (optional)
• Supports ACPI
Design
• System Power Management
• Wake-On-Events include:
- Wake-On-PS/2 KB/Mouse
- Wake-On-USB KB/Mouse
- Wake-On-LAN
- RTC timer to power-on the system
• CPU stopped clock control
• AC power failure recovery
• Intel® HD Graphics
• Display outputs:
- 1 VGA port at rear I/O
- 1 DVI-D connector
• DVI-D supports up to 1920x1080 @ 60Hz resolution
• VGA supports up to 2048x1536 @ 75Hz resolution
• Supports 6 Graphics Execution Units (EUs)
• Intel® Clear Video Technology
• DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) support for accelerating
video processing
Damage Free
Intelligence
• Monitors CPU/system temperature and overheat alarm
• Monitors VCORE/5V/3.3V/V_DIMM/12V/5VSB voltages and
failure alarm
• Monitors CPU/system fan speed and failure alarm
• Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage
and fan speed
• Watchdog timer function
Temperature
• Operating: 0oC to 60oC
• Storage: -20oC to 85oC
Humidity
• 10% to 90%
Dimensions
• 338mm (13.3") x 122mm (4.8")
• 2 Intel® W82574L PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controllers
• Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
• Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
• 10 USB 2.0
- 2 USB at the rear I/O
- 4 USB via 2 USB connectors
- 4 USB via the gold fingers
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Features
• Wake-On-PS/2
• Watchdog Timer
This function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on the system.
The Watchdog Timer function allows your application to regularly “clear” the system at the set
time interval. If the system hangs or fails to function, it will reset at the set time interval so
that your system will continue to operate.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
• DDR3
• Wake-On-USB
DDR3 delivers increased system bandwidth and improved performance. The advantages of
DDR3 are its higher bandwidth and its increase in performance at a lower power than DDR2.
This function allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system from the
S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
• Graphics
The integrated Intel® HD graphics engine delivers an excellent blend of graphics performance
and features to meet business needs. It provides excellent video and 3D graphics with outstanding graphics responsiveness. These enhancements deliver the performance and compatibility needed for today’s and tomorrow’s business applications. Supports DVI-D and VGA
interfaces.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB ports, the
5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥1.5A. For 3 or more
USB ports, the 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥2A.
• Serial ATA
• RTC Timer
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0a specification. With speed of
up to 3Gb/s (SATA 2.0), it improves hard drive performance faster than the standard parallel
ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s.
The RTC installed on the system board allows your system to automatically power-on on the
set date and time.
• Gigabit LAN
• ACPI STR
The Intel 82574 Gigabit LAN controller supports up to 1Gbps data transmission.
The system board is designed to meet the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)
specification. ACPI has energy saving features that enables PCs to implement Power Management and Plug-and-Play with operating systems that support OS Direct Power Management.
ACPI when enabled in the Power Management Setup will allow you to use the Suspend to RAM
function.
• Wake-On-LAN
This feature allows the network to remotely wake up a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC. It
is supported via the onboard LAN port or via a PCI LAN card that uses the PCI PME (Power
Management Event) signal. However, if your system is in the Suspend mode, you can poweron the system only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off the system at once by pressing
the power button or selecting “Standby” when you shut down Windows® without having to
go through the sometimes tiresome process of closing files, applications and operating system.
This is because the system is capable of storing all programs and data files during the entire
operating session into RAM (Random Access Memory) when it powers-off. The operating session will resume exactly where you left off the next time you power-on the system.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
• Power Failure Recovery
When power returns after an AC power failure, you may choose to either power-on the system
manually or let the system power-on automatically.
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Board Layout
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USB 0
(JP6)
(JP5)
1
USB 1
IT8892
XIO3130I
Battery
LAN 1
DIO Power
Fintek
F71889F
1
9
(JP2)
10
Intel
H61
1
12 1 1
87
KB/MS
1
Fintek
(JP1) USB 4-5 2 1
81216 COM2
COM1
USB 2-3
2 6
COM3
1
2
1
1
8
1
COM4
1
(JP3) SMBus
1
25 1
LPT
1
FPD
12 12
SPI Flash BIOS
SATA 0
1
(JP4)
DIO
SATA 1
Chassis
Intrusion
IrDA
VGA
LGA 1155
Buzzer
LAN 2
ATX12V
Front Panel
1 2 CPU FAN
1 5
33
DDR3_1
DDR3_2
10 10 SATA 5 SATA 4 11 12
1
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The system board supports the following memory interface.
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your board, processor, disk drives, add-in
boards, and other components. Perform installation procedures at an ESD workstation
only. If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If
a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact with the system chassis
throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
Single Channel (SC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 64 bits (8B) from the memory channels.
Dual Channel (DC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 128 bits from the memory channels. Dual channel provides
better system performance because it doubles the data transfer rate.
System Memory
Single Channel
Dual Channel
DIMMs are on the same channel.
DIMMs in a channel can be identical or
completely different. However, we highly
recommend using identical DIMMs.
Not all slots need to be populated.
DIMMs of the same memory configuration
are on different channels.
Important:
You can populate either Channel A or Channel B first.
DDR3
Features
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Two 204-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
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Supports 1066/1333/1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
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Dual channel memory interface
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Supports maximum of 16GB system memory
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Installing the DIM Module
6. Grasping the module by its edges, position the module above the socket with
the “notch” in the module aligned with the “key” on the socket. The keying
mechanism ensures the module can be plugged into the socket in only one
way.
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble the actual
board. These illustrations are for reference only.
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to it has been
powered down.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Locate the DIMM socket on the system board.
4. Push the “ejector tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the side.
7. Seat the module vertically, pressing it down firmly until it is completely seated
in the socket. The ejector tabs at the ends of the socket will automatically
snap into the locked position to hold the module in place.
Ejector tab
Ejector tab
5. Note how the module is keyed to the socket.
Notch
Key
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CPU
Installing the CPU
The system board is equipped with a surface mount LGA 1155 socket. This socket is exclusively designed for installing a LGA 1155 packaged Intel CPU.
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to it has been powered down.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
Important:
1. Before you proceed, make sure (1) the LGA 1155 socket comes with a protective
cap, (2) the cap is not damaged and (3) the socket’s contact pins are not bent. If
the cap is missing or the cap and/or contact pins are damaged, contact your dealer
immediately.
2. Make sure to keep the protective cap. RMA requests will be accepted and processed only if the LGA 1155 socket comes with the protective cap.
3. Locate the LGA 1155 CPU
socket on the system
board.
Important:
The CPU socket must not come in contact with anything other than the CPU. Avoid
unnecessary exposure. Remove the protective cap only when you are about to install
the CPU.
Protective
cap
4. Unlock the socket by pushing the load lever down,
moving it sideways until it
is released from the retention tab; then lift the load
lever up.
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble the actual
board. These illustrations are for reference only.
Load lever
Retention tab
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Load lever
5. Lifting the load lever will at
the same time lift the load
plate.
Lift the load lever up to
the angle shown on the
photo.
7. Insert the CPU into the
socket. The gold triangular
mark on the CPU must
align with the corner of
the CPU socket shown on
the photo.
Load
plate
Gold triangular mark
6. Remove the protective cap
from the CPU socket. The
cap is used to protect the
CPU socket against dust
and harmful particles.
Remove the protective cap
only when you are about
to install the CPU.
Alignment key
The CPU’s notch will at
the same time fit into the
socket’s alignment key.
Alignment key
Protective cap
Important:
The CPU will fit in only one orientation and can easily be inserted without exerting
any force.
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Installing the Fan and Heat Sink
8. Close the load plate then
push the load lever down.
While closing the load
plate, make sure the front
edge of the load plate
slides under the retention
knob.
9. Hook the load lever under
the retention tab.
The CPU must be kept cool by using a CPU fan with heat sink. Without sufficient air circulation across the CPU and heat sink, the CPU will overheat damaging both the CPU and system
board.
Retention knob
Note:
A boxed Intel® processor already includes the CPU fan and heat sink assembly. If your
CPU was purchased separately, make sure to only use Intel®-certified fan and heat
sink.
Load lever
1. Before you install the fan / heat sink, you must apply a thermal paste onto the top of the
CPU. The thermal paste is usually supplied when you purchase the fan / heat sink assembly. Do not spread the paste all over the surface. When you later place the heat sink on
top of the CPU, the compound will disperse evenly.
Retention tab
Some heat sinks come with a patch of pre-applied thermal paste. Do not apply thermal
paste if the fan / heat sink already has a patch of thermal paste on its underside. Peel the
strip that covers the paste before you place the fan / heat sink on top of the CPU.
2. Place the heat sink on top
of the CPU. The 4 pushpins around the heat sink,
which are used to secure
the heat sink onto the system board, must match the
4 mounting holes around
the socket.
Mounting hole
3. Orient the heat sink such
that the CPU fan’s cable is
nearest the CPU fan connector.
CPU fan connector
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Jumper Settings
4. Rotate each push-pin according to the direction of
the arrow shown on top of
the pin.
Clear CMOS
Push down two pushpins
that are diagonally across
the heat sink. Perform the
same procedure for the
other two push-pins.
Heat sink
“Unlocked” position
of push-pin
JP4
“Locked” position of
push-pin
1
1-2 On: Normal
2
(default)
3
5. Connect the CPU fan’s
cable to the CPU fan
connector on the system
board.
1 2-3 On: Clear CMOS
2
3
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the supervisor or user password.
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in the ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the ROM BIOS, please follow the steps below.
CPU fan connector
1. Power-off the system and unplug the power cord.
2. Set JP4 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP4 back to its default setting,
pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Now plug the power cord and power-on the system.
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USB Power Select
USB 0-1
(JP5)
KB/MS Power Select
USB 2-5
(JP2)
3 2 1
1-2 On: +5V
(default)
3 2 1
(JP3)
3
2
1
1-2 On: +5V
(default)
3
2
1
1
1
2
2
3
3
1-2 On: +5V 2-3 On: +5V_
(default)
standby
2-3 On: +5V_
standby
JP3 is used to select the power of the PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse ports. Selecting +5V_
standby will allow you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to wake up the system.
2-3 On: +5V_
standby
These jumpers are used to select the power of the USB ports. Selecting +5V_standby will allow you to use a USB device to wake up the system.
Important:
The +5VSB power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB ports, the
+5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥1.5A. For 3 or more
USB ports, the +5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥2A.
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Power-on Select
COM1 RS232/RS422/RS485 Select
JP6
3
2
1
1-2 On:
Power-on via power button
(default)
3
2
COM 1
1
JP1
2-3 On:
Auto power-on
JP1 is used to configure the COM ports to RS232, RS422 (Full Duplex) or RS485.
The pin function of the COM ports will vary according to the jumper’s setting.
JP6 is used to select the method of powering on the system. If you want the system to
power-on whenever AC power comes in, set JP6 pins 2 and 3 to On. If you want to use the
power button, set pins 1 and 2 to On.
When using the JP6 “Power On” feature to power the system back on after a power failure
occurs, the system may not power on if the power lost is resumed within 5 seconds (power
flicker).
JP1
2 4 6
2 4 6
1 3 5
3-4 On: RS422
Full Duplex
1 3 5
1-2 On: RS232
(default)
Note:
In order to ensure that power is resumed after a power failure that recovers within a
5 second period, JP6 must be set to pins 2-3 and the “AC Power Lose” in CMOS is set
to “On”.
2 4 6
1 3 5
5-6 On: RS485
COM 1
9
2
1
9
RS422
Full Duplex
2
1
9
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
DATA+
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
TXD+
RXD+
RIRTSGND
TD
DCDRS232
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
DATA-
N.C.
N.C.
TXDRXD-
CTSDSRDTRRD
2
1
RS485
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Rear Panel I/O Ports
USB 0
USB 1
LAN 1
LAN 2
COM (Serial) Ports
VGA
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
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2 USB ports
2 LAN ports
VGA
COM 4
COM 2
COM 2 to COM 4:
RS232
COM1 :
RS232/422/485
COM 1
COM 3
COM 2 to COM 4 are fixed at RS232.
The pin function of COM 1 ports will vary according to JP1’s setting. Refer to “COM1 RS232/
RS422/RS485 Select” in this chapter for more information.
The serial ports are asynchronous communication ports with 16C550A-compatible UARTs that
can be used with modems, serial printers, remote display terminals, and other serial devices.
Connecting External Serial Ports
Your COM port may come mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to
an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then insert the serial port cable to the COM
connector. Make sure the colored stripe on the ribbon cable is aligned with pin 1 of the COM
connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure the serial ports in the Advanced menu (“Super IO Configuration” submenu) of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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USB Ports
RJ45 LAN Ports
USB 2.0
LAN 1
12
USB 0
USB 4-5
USB 2-3
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
Key
LAN 2
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
N. C.
9 10
USB 1
Features
USB 2.0
•
USB allows data exchange between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
2 Intel® 82574 Gigabit Ethernet LAN controller
The LAN ports allow the system board to connect to a local area network by means of a network hub.
The system board is equipped with two onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports (USB 0-1). The two 10-pin
connectors allow you to connect 4 additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports (USB 2-3/ USB 4-5). The additional USB ports may be mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to
an available slot at the rear of the system chassis and then insert the USB port cables to a
connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard LAN in the Chipset menu (“South Bridge Configuration” submenu) of
the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
BIOS Setting
Driver Installation
Configure the onboard USB in the Advanced menu (“USB Configuration” submenu) of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Install the LAN drivers. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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VGA Port
VGA
The VGA port is used for connecting a VGA monitor. Connect the monitor’s 15-pin D-shell cable
connector to the VGA port. After you plug the monitor’s cable connector into the VGA port,
gently tighten the cable screws to hold the connector in place.
BIOS Setting
Configure VGA in the Chipset menu (“North Bridge Configuration” submenu) of the BIOS. Refer
to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the graphics driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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I/O Connectors
SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors
Digital I/O Connector
Digital I/O Power Connector
SATA 2.0 3Gb/s
1
GND
TXP
TXN
GND
RXN
RXP
GND
7
Digital I/O
1
1
+12V
Ground
5VSB
+5V
4
8
Features
Digital I/O power
•
The 8-bit Digital I/O connector provides powering-on function to external devices that are
connected to these connectors.
The Serial ATA connectors are used to connect Serial ATA devices. Connect one end of the Serial ATA cable to a SATA connector and the other end to your Serial ATA device.
Digital I/O Connector
Pins
Function
1
DIO0
2
DIO1
3
DIO2
4
DIO3
5
DIO4
6
DIO5
7
DIO6
8
DIO7
SATA 0, SATA 1, SATA 4 and SATA 5 support data transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
BIOS Setting
Configure the Serial ATA drives in the Advanced menu (“SATA Configuration” submenu) of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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Cooling Fan Connectors
Chassis Intrusion Connector
4
Speed Control
Sense
Power
Ground
CPU fan
1
2
1
The fan connectors are used to connect cooling fans. The cooling fans will provide adequate
airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the CPU and system board components.
Ground
Signal
The board supports the chassis intrusion detection function. Connect the chassis intrusion
sensor cable from the chassis to this connector. When the system’s power is on and a chassis
intrusion occurred, an alarm will sound. When the system’s power is off and a chassis intrusion
occurred, the alarm will sound only when the system restarts.
BIOS Setting
The Advanced menu (“Hardware Health Configuration” submenu) of the BIOS will display the
current speed of the cooling fans. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
MyGuard Hardware Monitor
Install the “MyGuard Hardware Monitor” utility. By default, the chassis intrusion detection function is disabled. When enabled, a warning message will appear when the chassis is open. The
utility can also be configured so that a beeping alarm will sound when the chassis is open.
Refer to the “MyGuard Hardware Monitor” section in chapter 4 for more information.
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Front Panel Connector
LPT Connector
1 2
LPT
PWR-LED
HDD-LED
The LPT port is for interfacing your PC to a parallel printer. It supports SPP, ECP and EPP.
PWR-BTN
RESET-SW
SPP
(Standard Parallel Port)
11 12
ECP
(Extended Capabilities Port)
HDD-LED - HDD LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
EPP
(Enhanced Parallel Port)
RESET SW - Reset Switch
Allows normal speed operation but in one
direction only.
Allows parallel port to operate in bidirectional
mode and at a speed faster than the SPP’s data
transfer rate.
Allows bidirectional parallel port operation at
maximum speed.
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the system.
PWR-BTN - Power Switch
This switch is used to power on or off the system.
PWR-LED - Power/Standby LED
When the system’s power is on, this LED will light. When the system is in the S1 (POS - Power
On Suspend) state, it will blink every second. When the system is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To
RAM) state, it will blink every 4 seconds.
Pin Pin Assignment
HDD-LED
RESET SW
3
HDD Power
5
Signal
7
Ground
9
RST Signal
11
N.C.
Pin Pin Assignment
2
LED Power
PWR-LED 4
LED Power
6
PWR-BTN 8
10
Signal
Ground
Signal
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FPD Connector
KB/MS Connector
FPD
2
1
1 2
KB/MS
KBCLK
KBDATA
GND
KEY
KBMS POWER
34
33
The FPD connector supports a standard floppy disk drive. The floppy cable can be inserted
into this connector only if pin 1 of the cable is aligned with pin 1 of this connector.
Connecting the FPD Cable
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MSCLK
MSDATA
GND
GND
KBMS POWER
The KB/Mouse connector is used to connect PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse by means of a
PS/2 cable.
Insert one end of the FPD cable into the FPD connector and the other end of the cable to the
floppy drive. Pin 1 of the cable must align with pin 1 of the FPD connector.
Connecting the PS/2 Cable
BIOS Setting
The system board package comes with a PS/2 cable. Connect one end of the cable to the KB/
Mouse connector. The other ends are used to connect a PS/2 keyboard and a PS/2 mouse.
Enable or disable this function in the Advanced menu (“Floppy Configuration” section) of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
PS/2 mouse port
Connect to the
board’s KB/Mouse
connector
PS/2 keyboard port
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2
mouse to power-on the system.
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IrDA Connector
SMBus
IrDA
The system board is equipped with an IrDA connector for wireless connectivity between your
computer and peripheral devices. The IRDA (Infrared Data Association) specification supports
data transfers of 115K baud at a distance of 1 meter.
SMBus
3V3SB
SMB_DATA
SMB_CLK
Ground
The IrDA connector is for connecting an IrDA module. Connect the cable from your IrDA module to IrDA connector.
1
2
3
4
The SMBus (System Management Bus) connector is used to connect SMBus devices. It is a multiple device bus that allows multiple chips to connect to the same bus and enable each one to act
as a master by initiating data transfer.
Note:
The sequence of the pin functions on some IrDA cable may be reversed from the pin
function defined on the system board. Make sure to connect the cable to the IrDA
connector according to their pin functions.
BIOS Setting
Set “UART2 Mode Select” (“Onboard Super IO Device” field) in the Integrated Peripherals submenu of the BIOS to the type of IrDA standard supported by your device.
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system to use the IrDA function.
Refer to your operating system’s manual or documentation for more information.
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Power Connectors
Battery
12V power
Battery
12V
The lithium ion battery powers the real-time clock and CMOS memory. It is an auxiliary source
of power when the main power is shut off.
8
5
1
Safety Measures
4
Ground
Use a power supply that complies with the ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide Version 1.1.
An ATX12V power supply unit has a standard 20-pin ATX main power connector that must be
inserted into the 20-pin connector. The 4-pin +12V power connector enables the delivery of
more +12VDC current to the processor’s Voltage Regulator Module (VRM).
•
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
•
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by the manufacturer.
•
Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
The power connectors from the power supply unit are designed to fit the 20-pin and 4-pin
connectors in only one orientation. Make sure to find the proper orientation before plugging
the connectors.
The system board requires a minimum of 300 Watt power supply to operate. Your system
configuration (CPU power, amount of memory, add-in cards, peripherals, etc.) may exceed the
minimum power requirement. To ensure that adequate power is provided, we strongly recommend that you use a minimum of 400 Watt (or greater) power supply.
Important:
Insufficient power supplied to the system may result in instability or the add-in boards
and peripherals not functioning properly. Calculating the system’s approximate power
usage is important to ensure that the power supply meets the system’s consumption
requirements.
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
Legends
Overview
The BIOS is a program that takes care of the basic level of communication between the CPU
and peripherals. It contains codes for various advanced features found in this system board.
The BIOS allows you to configure the system and save the configuration in a battery-backed
CMOS so that the data retains even when the power is off. In general, the information stored
in the CMOS RAM of the EEPROM will stay unchanged unless a configuration change has been
made such as a hard drive replaced or a device added.
It is possible that the CMOS battery will fail causing CMOS data loss. If this happens, you need
to install a new CMOS battery and reconfigure the BIOS settings.
Note:
The BIOS is constantly updated to improve the performance of the system board;
therefore the BIOS screens in this chapter may not appear the same as the actual
one. These screens are for reference purpose only.
Default Configuration
Most of the configuration settings are either predefined according to the Load Optimal Defaults
settings which are stored in the BIOS or are automatically detected and configured without
requiring any actions. There are a few settings that you may need to change depending on
your system configuration.
Keys
Function
Right and Left arrows
Moves the highlight left or right to select a menu.
Up and Down arrows
Moves the hightlight up or down between submenu or fields.
<Esc>
Exit to the BIOS Setup Utility.
+ (plus key)
Scrolls forward through the values or options of the highlighted field.
- (minus key)
Scrolls backward through the values or options of the highlighted field.
Tab
Select a field.
<F1>
Displays General Help
<F4>
Saves and exits the Setup program.
<Enter>
Press <Enter> to enter the highlighted submenu.
Scroll Bar
When a scroll bar appears to the right of the setup screen, it indicates that there are more
available fields not shown on the screen. Use the up and down arrow keys to scroll through all
the available fields.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility can only be operated from the keyboard and all commands are keyboard commands. The commands are available at the right side of each setup screen.
Submenu
The BIOS Setup Utility does not require an operating system to run. After you power up the
system, the BIOS message appears on the screen and the memory count begins. After the
memory test, the message “Press DEL to run setup” will appear on the screen. If the message
disappears before you respond, restart the system or press the “Reset” button. You may also
restart the system by pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
When ““ appears on the left of a particular field, it indicates that a submenu which contains
additional options are available for that field. To display the submenu, move the highlight to
that field and press <Enter>.
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Advanced
Main
The Advanced menu allows you to configure your system for basic operation. Some entries are
defaults required by the system board, while others, if enabled, will improve the performance
of your system or let you set some features according to your preference.
The Main menu is the first screen that you will see when you enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Main
Important:
Setting incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
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Advanced
Chipset
Save & Exit
Boot
Security
Choose the system default
language
BIOS Information
BIOS Vendor
Core Version
Compliancy
Project Version
Build Date and Time
American Megatrends
4.6.5.3
UEFI 2.3; PI 1.2
1APTC 0.20 x64
10/12/2012 17:43:40
System Language
[English]
System Date
System Time
[Tue 11/06/2012]
[09:59:17]
Access Level
Administraor
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot

ACPI Power Management Configuration

PC Health Status

CPU Configuration

SATA Configuration

USB Configuration

Super IO Configuration

Second Super IO Configuration

Network Stack


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Security
Save & Exit
ACPI Power Management
Configuration.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays a day, from Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from January to December. Date displays
the date, from 1 to 31. Year displays the year, from 1980 to 2099.
System Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based on the 24-hour
military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00. Hour displays hours from 00 to
23. Minute displays minutes from 00 to 59. Second displays seconds from 00 to 59.
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ACPI Power Management Configuration
PC Health Status
This section is used to configure the ACPI Setting.
This section displays the SIO hardware health monitor.
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Advanced
ACPI Power Management Configuration
ACPI Sleep State
[S1 (CPU Stop Clock)]
Resume by PME
Resume by Ring
Resume by RTC Alarm
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]

Smart
Select the highest ACPI
Sleep state the system will
enter, when the SUSPEND
button is pressed.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Smart Fan Function
Fan Function
Case Open
[Disabled]
System Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
System Temperature
CPU FAN Speed
System FAN Speed
VCore
+5.0V
+12V
VDIMM
+3.3V
VSB5V
VSB3V
VBAT
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
+58 C
+31 C
3118 RPM
N/A
+1.000 V
+4.992 V
+12.144 V
+1.552 V
+3.328 V
+5.032 V
+3.376 V
+3.312 V
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Smart Fan Function
ACPI Sleep State
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Advanced
Selects the highest ACPI sleep state the system will enter when the Suspend button is
pressed.
Smart Fan Function
CPU Smart Fan Control
Boundary 1
Boundary 2
Boundary 3
Boundary 4
Speed Count 1
Speed Count 2
Speed Count 3
Speed Count 4
Speed Count 5
S1(POS) Enables the Power On Suspend function.
S3(STR) Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
Resume by PME
Enable this field to use the PME signal to wake up the system.
Enable CPU SmartFan
[Automatic]
60
50
40
30
100
75
50
40
30
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Resume by Ring
Enable this field to use the Ring signal to wake up the system.
Resume by RTC Alarm
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CPU Smart Fan Control
When this feature is set to Automatic, the CPU’s fan speed will rotate according to the
CPU’s temperature. The higher the temperature, the faster the speed of rotation.
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CPU Configuration
SATA Configuration
This section is used to configure the CPU. It will also display the detected CPU
information.
This section is used to configure SATA functions.
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Advanced
CPU Configuration
Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz
306a8
CPU Signature
10
Microcode Patch
3400 MHz
Max CPU Speed
1600 MHz
Min CPU Speed
3400 MHz
CPU Speed
4
Processor Cores
Supported
Intel HT Technology
Supported
Intel VT-x Technology
Supported
Intel SMX Technology
Supported
64-bit
L1
L1
L2
L3
Data Cache
Code Cache
Cache
Cache
32 kB x 4
32 kB x 4
256 kB x 4
8192 kB
Enabled for Windows XP
and Linux (OS optimized
for Hyper-Threading
Technology) and Disabled
for other OS (OS not
optimized for
Hyper-Threading
Technology). When disabled only one thread per
enabled core is enabled.
SATA Controller(s)
SATA Mode Selection
[Enabled]
[IDE]
Serial ATA Port 0
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 1
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 4
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 5
Software Preserve
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Enable or disable SATA
Device.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
[Enabled]
Hyper-threading
[All]
Active Processor Cores
[Disabled]
Intel Virtualization Technology
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SATA Controller(s)
Hyper-threading
This field is used to enable or disable the Serial ATA channels.
Enable this field for Windows XP and Linux which are optimized for Hyper-Threading
technology. Select disabled for other OSes not optimized for Hyper-Threading technology. When disabled, only one thread per enabled core is enabled.
SATA Mode Selection
IDE Mode
Active Processor Cores
This option configures the Serial ATA drives as Parallel ATA storage devices.
Number of cores to enable in each processor package.
Intel Virtualization Technology
When this field is set to Enabled, the VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology.
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USB Configuration
Super IO Configuration
This section is used to configure USB.
This section is used to configure the I/O functions supported by the onboard Super I/O chip.
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Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Devices:
1 keyboard, 2 Hubs
Legacy USB Support
EHCI Hand-off
Port 60/64 Emulation
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Restore AC Power Loss
help.
Super IO Configuration
Enables Legacy USB
support. AUTO option
disables legacy support if
no USB devices are
connected. DISABLE
option will keep USB
devices available only for
EFI applications.
Super IO Chip
 Restore AC Power Loss
Watchdog Timer
SuperIO Watchdog Timer

Floppy Disk Controller Configuration

Parallel Port Configuration
Fintek F71879
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
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
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Restore AC Power Loss
Legacy USB Support
Off
Enabled
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system’s power is off. You must press
Enables legacy USB.
the Power button to power-on the system.
Auto
On
Disables support for legacy when no USB devices are connected.
Disabled
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will automatically power-on.
Keeps USB devices available only for EFI applications.
Last State
EHCI Hand-off
This is a workaround for OSes that does not support EHCI hand-off. The EHCI ownership
change should be claimed by the EHCI driver.
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will return to the state where
you left off before power failure occurs. If the system’s power is off when AC power
failure occurs, it will remain off when power returns. If the system’s power is on when AC
power failure occurs, the system will power-on when power returns.
Port 60/64 Emulation
Watchdog Timer
Enables I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. This should be enabled for the complete
USB keyboard legacy support for non-USB aware OSes.
Enable or disable Super I/O watchdog timer.
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Floppy Disk Controller Configuration
Parallel Port Configuration
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Floppy Disk Controller Configuration
Floppy Disk Controller
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=3F0h; IRQ=6; DMA=2
Change Settings
[Auto]
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Parallel Port Configuration
Enable or Disable Floppy
Disk Controller
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=378h; IRQ=7;
Change Settings
Device Mode
[Auto]
[STD Printer Mode]
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Enable or Disable Parellel
Port (LPT/LPTE)


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Change Settings
Serial Port
Select an optimal setting for Super IO device.
Enables or disables the serial port.
Change Settings
Selects the IO/IRQ setting of the I/O device.
Device Mode
Enable or disable serial port (LPT/LPTE)
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This section is used to configure the I/O functions supported by the onboard Super I/O chip.
Serial Port 2 Configuration
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Advanced
Set parameters of Serial
Port 1(COMC).
Second Super IO Configuration
Super IO Chip
Port 1 Configuration
Port 2 Configuration
Port 3 Configuration
Port 4 Configuration

Serial

Serial

Serial

Serial
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=2E8h; IRQ=5;
Change Settings
[Auto]
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
Fintek-F81217


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Serial Port 3 Configuration
Serial Port 1 Configuration to Serial Port 4 Configuration
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Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=3E8h; IRQ=5;
Change Settings
[Auto]
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=3E0h; IRQ=10;
Change Settings
[Auto]
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Network Stack
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Advanced
Serial Port 4 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=2E0h; IRQ=10;
Change Settings
[Auto]
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Advanced
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
Network Stack
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
[Enabled]
Enable or disable UEFI
network stack.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Enables or disables the serial port.
Change Settings
Selects the IO/IRQ setting of the I/O device.
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Chipset
South Bridge
Configures relevant chipset functions.
Main
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Chipset
Intel PCH RC Version
Intel PCH SKU Name
Intel PCH Rev ID
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Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
South Bridge Parameters
South Bridge
North Bridge
ME Subsystem
1.5.0.0
H61
05/B3
PCI Express Coniguration
settings.
PCI Express Configuration
USB Configuration
High Precision Event Timer Configuration
High Precision Timer
[Enabled]
After G3
[Power on]


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Enable or disable the High Precision Timer.
After G3
Power Off / WOL
Power-on the system via WOL after G3.
Power On
Power-on the system after G3.
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PCI Express Configuration
USB Configuration
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Chipset
Enable or disable LAN.
PCI Express Configuration
 PCI Express Root Port
 Onboard 82574 LAN Controller
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Chipset
USB Configuration
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
EHCI1
[Enabled]
EHCI2
[Enabled]
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Controller
[Disabled]


Control the USB EHCI
(USB 2.0) functions.
One EHCI controller must
always be enabled.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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EHCI1 and EHCI2
These fields are used to enable or disable USB 2.0.
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Controller
Control each of the USB ports (0~13) disabling.
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North Bridge
Graphics Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
System Agent Bridge Name
System Agent RC Version
VT-d Capability
Ivy Bridge
1.5.0.0
Supported
VT-d
C-State Pre-Wake
[Enalbed]
[Enabled]
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
Check to enableVT-d
function on MCH.
Graphics Configuration
IGFX VBIOS Version
IGfx Frequency
Primary Display
Internal Graphics
DVMT Pre-Allocated
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
 LCD Control
Graphics Configuration
NB PCIe Configuration
Memory Configuration
2137
350 MHz
[Auto]
[Auto]
[64M]
[256M]
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
Select which of IGFX/
PEG/PCI Graphics device
should be primary delay
or select SG for switchable Gfx.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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C-State Pre-Wake
Primary Display
Controls C-State Pre-Wake feature for ARAT, in SSKPD[57].
Select which of IGFX/PEG/PCI Graphics device should be primary display or select SG for
switchable Gfx.
Internal Graphics
Keep IGD enabled based on the setup options.
DVMT Pre-Allocated
Select DVMT 5.0 Pre-Allocated (Fixed) Graphics Memory size used by the Internal Graphics
Device.
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
Select DVMT5.0 total graphics memory size used by the internal graphics device.
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LCD Control
Memory Information
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Chipset
LCD Control
Primary IGFX Boot Display
SDVO-LFP Panel Type
[VBIOS Default]
[VBIOS Default]
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Chipset
Select the Video Device
which will be activated
during POST. This has no
effect if external graphics
present. Secondary boot
display selection will
appear based on your
selection. VGA modes
will be supported only on
primary display.
Memory Information
Memory RC Version
Memory Frequency
Total Memory
DIMM#1
DIMM#2
CAS Latency (tCL)
Minimum delay time
CAS to RAS (tRCDmin)
Row Precharge (tRPmin)
Active to Precharge (tRASmin)
XMP Profile 1
XMP Profile 2


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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1.5.0.0
1333 Mhz
4096 MB (DDR3)
2048 MB (DDR3)
2048 MB (DDR3)
9
9
9
24
Not support
Not support
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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NB PCIe Configuration
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Chipset
NB PCIe Configuration
PEG
PEG-Gen X
Not Present
[Gen1]
Enable PEG
[Enabled]
Configure PEG B0:D1:F0
Gen1-Gen3.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Enabled PEG
To enable or disable the PEG.
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Boot
ME Subsystem
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Chipset
Intel ME Subsystem Configuration
ME FW Version
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Main
8.0.4.1441
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
Boot Configuration
Setup Prompt Timeout
Bootup NumLock State
1
[On]
Quiet Boot
[Disabled]
CSM16 Module Version
07.69
Save & Exit
Number of seconds to
wait for setup activation
key.
65535(0xFFFF) means
indefinite waiting.
Boot Option Priorities


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
 CSM
Parameters
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Setup Prompt Timeout
Selects the number of seconds to wait for the setup activation key. 65535(0xFFFF) denotes
indefinite waiting.
Bootup NumLock State
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric keypad. By default, the
system boots up with NumLock on wherein the function of the numeric keypad is the
number keys. When set to Off, the function of the numeric keypad is the arrow keys.
Quiet Boot
Enables or disables the quiet boot function.
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CSM Parameters
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
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Save & Exit
Main
Launch CSM
Boot option filter
Launch PXE OpROM policy
Launch Storage OpROM policy
[Enabled]
[UEFI and Legacy]
[Do not launch]
[Legacy only]
Other PCI device ROM priority
[UEFI OpROM]
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
This option controls if
CSM will be launched.
Password Description


If ONLY the Administrator’s password is set,
then this only limits access to Setup and is only
asked for when entering Setup.
If ONLY the User’s password is set, then this
is a power on password and must be entered to
boot or enter Setup. In Setup the User will have
Administrator rights.
The password length must be
in the following range:
Minimum length
3
Maximum length
20
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
Administrator Password
User Password
HDD Security Configuration
Save & Exit
Set Administrator
Password.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Boot option filter
This option controls what devices system can be boot to.
Administrator Password
Launch PXE OpROM policy
Sets the administrator password.
Controls the execution of UEFI and legacy PXE OpROM.
User Password
Launch Storage OpROM policy
Sets the user password.
Controls the execution of UEFI and legacy storage OpROM.
Other PCI device ROM priority
For PCI devices other than Network, Mass Storage, or Video defines which
OpROM to launch.
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Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash utility, AFUDOS.EXE.
Please contact technical support or your sales representative for the files.
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
Reset the system after
saving the changes.
To execute the utility, type:
A:> AFUDOS BIOS_File_Name /b /p /n
then press <Enter>.
Restore Defaults
Boot Override
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
C:\AFU\AFUDOS>afudos filename /B /P /N
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|
AMI Firmware Update Utility(APTIO) v2.25
|
Copyright (C)2008 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved.
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Reading file ..............................
Erasing flash .............................
Writing flash .............................
Verifying flash ..........................
Erasing BootBlock ....................
Writing BootBlock ....................
Verifying BootBlock .................
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done
done
done
done
done
done
done
C:\AFU\AFUDOS>
Save Changes and Reset
To save the changes, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box will appear.
Select Yes to reset the system after saving all changes made.
Discard Changes and Reset
After finishing BIOS update, please turn off the AC power. Wait about 10 seconds and then
turn on the AC power again.
To discard the changes, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box will appear.
Select Yes to reset the system setup without saving any changes.
Restore Defaults
To restore and load the optimized default values, select this field and then press <Enter>.
A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to restore the default values of all the setup options.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
Attempts to Launch EFI Shell application (Shellx64.efi) from one of the available filesystem
devices.
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Chapter 4 - Supported Software
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities and software applications
required to enhance the performance of the system board.
(for Windows XP only)
Insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Mainboard Utility CD) will appear. If
after inserting the CD, “Autorun” did not automatically start (which is, the Mainboard Utility
CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root directory of the CD and double-click
“Setup”.
Note:
Before installing Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, make sure you have updated your
Windows XP operating system to Service Pack 3.
To install the driver, click “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5” on the main menu.
1. Read the license agreement
carefully.
Click “I have read and
accept the terms of the
License Agreement” then
click Install.
2. Setup is now installing the
driver.
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Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
3. Click Exit.
The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility is used for updating Windows® INF files so that
the Intel chipset can be recognized and configured properly in the system.
To install the utility, click “Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the
utility. Click Next.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0C (for Windows XP only)
3. Go through the readme
document for more installation tips then click Next.
To install the driver, click “Microsoft DirectX 9.0C” on the main menu.
1. Click “I accept the agreement” then click Next.
4. Click Finish to exit setup.
2. To start installation, click
Next.
3. Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to take
effect.
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Intel Graphics Drivers
3. Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation
tips then click Next.
To install the driver, click “Intel Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to
install the graphics driver.
Click Next.
4. Setup is now installing the
driver. Click Next to continue.
By default, the “Automatically run WinSAT and enable the Windows Aero
desktop theme” is enabled. With this enabled, after installing the graphics
driver and the system rebooted, the screen will turn blank for 1 to 2 minutes
(while WinSAT is running) before the Windows Vista desktop appears. The
“blank screen” period is the time Windows is testing the graphics performance.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
5. Click “Yes, I want to restart
this computer now” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
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Intel LAN Drivers
4. Click Install to begin the
installation.
To install the driver, click “Intel LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
5. After completing installation,
click Finish.
2. Click “I accept the terms
in the license agreement”
then click “Next”.
3. Select the program featuers
you want installed then
click Next.
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Intel Management Engine Drivers
3. Setup is currently installing
the driver. After installation
has completed, click Next.
To install the driver, click “Intel Management Engine Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
4. After completing installation, click Finish.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
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MyGuard Hardware Monitor
6. Click Install to begin installation.
1. Locate for the MyGuard
folder in the provided disc.
2. In the MyGuard folder,
right-click on the “setup”
file.
3. Select Run As Administrator.
4. Double-click Setup.
7. Setup is currently installing
the utility.
Important:
Perform steps 1-3 only when using Windows 7 or Windows Vista.
5. Setup is ready to install the
utility. Click Next.
8. After completing installation, click Finish to exit
setup.
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Utility
3. Enter “User name” (SB102)
and “Organization” information
then click “Next”.
The utility provides information about the board, Watchdog,and DIO. To access the utility, click
“Utility” on the main menu.
Note:
If you are using Windows 7, you need to access the operating system as an
administrator to be able to install the utility.
1. Setup is ready to instal
the Utility driver
Click “Next”.
4. Click “Install” to begin the
installation.
2. Click “I accept the terms in
the license agreement” then
click “Next”.
5. After completing installa
tion, click “Finish”.
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Infineon TPM Driver and Tool (optional)
The utility icon will appear on the desktop. Double-click the icon to open the utility.
To install the driver, click “Infineon TPM driver and tool (option)” on the main menu.
1. TPM requires installing the
Microsoft Visual C++ package prior to installing the
driver. Click Install.
2. The setup program is preparing to install the driver.
3. The setup program is ready
to install the driver. Click
Next.
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4. Click “I accept the terms in
the license agreement” and
then click “Next”.
7. Click Install.
5. Enter the necessary information and then click Next.
8. The setup program is currently installing the driver.
6. Select a setup type and
then click Next.
9. Click Finish.
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10.
Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3
Click Yes to restart the
system.
To install the reader, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3” on the main menu.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
1. Click Next to install or click
Change Destination Folder
to select another folder.
2. Click Install to begin installation.
3. Click Finish to exit installation.
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Appendix A
Appendix A - NLITE and AHCI Installation Guide
4. Insert the XP installation
disc into an optical drive.
nLite
5. Launch nLite. The Welcome
screen will appear. Click
Next.
nLite is an application program that allows you to customize your XP installation disc by
integrating the RAID/AHCI drivers into the disc. By using nLite, the F6 function key usually
required during installation is no longer needed.
Note:
The installation steps below are based on nLite version 1.4.9. Installation procedures
may slightly vary if you’re using another version of the program.
1. Download the program from nLite’s offical website.
http://www.nliteos.com/download.html
2. Install nLite.
Important:
Due to it’s coding with Visual.Net, you may need to first install .NET Framework
prior to installing nLite.
6. Click Next to temporarily
save the Windows installation files to the designated
default folder.
3. Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files from Intel’s website. The drivers you choose will
depend on the operating system and chipset used by your computer.
If you want to save them
in another folder, click
Browse, select the folder
and then click Next.
The downloaded driver files
should include iaahci.cat,
iaAHCI.inf, iastor.cat, iaStor.
inf, IaStor.sys, license.txt
and TXTSETUP.OEM.
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7. Click Next.
9. Click Insert and then
select Multiple driver
folder to select the drivers
you will integrate. Click
Next.
8. In the Task Selection dialog
box, click Drivers and
Bootable ISO. Click Next.
10.
Select only the drivers appropriate for the Windows
version that you are using
and then click OK.
Integrating 64-bit drivers
into 32-bit Windows or
vice versa will cause file
load errors and failed
installation.
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11.
12.
If you are uncertain of
the southbridge chip used
on your motherboard,
select all RAID/AHCI
controllers and then click
OK.
13.
The program is currently
integrating the drivers
and applying changes to
the installation.
14.
When the program is
finished applying the
changes, click Next.
Click Next.
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15.
16.
To create an image,
select the Create Image
mode under the General
section and then click
Next.
17.
You have finished customizing the Windows
XP installation disc. Click
Finish.
Enter the BIOS utility to
configure the SATA controller to RAID/AHCI. You
can now install Windows
XP.
Or you can choose to
burn it directly to a disc
by selecting the Direct
Burn mode under the
General section.
Select the optical device
and all other necessary
settings and then click
Next.
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AHCI
5. In the Hardware Update
Wizard dialog box, select
“No, not this time” then
click Next.
The installation steps below will guide you in configuring your SATA drive to AHCI mode.
1. Enter the BIOS utility and configure the SATA controller to IDE mode.
2. Install Windows XP but do not press F6.
3. Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files supported by the motherboard chipset from
Intel’s website.
Transfer the downloaded
driver files to C:\AHCI.
6. Select “Install from a
list or specific location
(Advanced)” and then
click Next.
4. Open Device Manager and
right click on one of the
Intel Serial ATA Storage
Controllers, then select
Update Driver.
7. Select “Don’t search. I
will choose the driver
to install” and then click
Next.
If the controller you
selected did not work, try
selecting another one.
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11.
8. Click “Have Disk”.
A warning message
appeared because the selected SATA controller did
not match your hardware
device.
Ignore the warning and
click Yes to proceed.
12.
Click Finish.
13.
The system’s settings
have been changed.
Windows XP requires that
you restart the computer.
Click Yes.
14.
Enter the BIOS utility and
modify the SATA controller from IDE to AHCI. By
doing so, Windows will
work normally with the
SATA controller that is in
AHCI mode.
9. Select C:\AHCI\iaAHCI.inf
and then click Open.
10.
Select the appropriate
AHCI Controller of your
hardware device and
then click Next.
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Appendix B
Appendix B - Watchdog Sample Code
;Software programming example:
;--------------------------------------------;(1) Enter Super IO Configuration mode
;--------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,87H
OUT
DX,AL
OUT
DX,AL
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------;(2) Configuration Logical Device 7, register CRF5/CRF6 (WDT Control /WDT
timer)
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,07H
;Ready to Program Logical Device
OUT
DX,AL
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,07H
DX,AL
;Select Logical Device 7
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2EH
AL, F6H
DX,AL
;Select watchdog timer register
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,10H
DX,AL
;Set watchdog timer value
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2EH
AL, F5H
DX,AL
;Select watchdog Control Register
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,61H
DX,AL
;Set Watchdog Control Value
;---------------------------------------------------------------;(1) Exit extended function mode
;---------------------------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,AAH
OUT
DX,AL
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Appendix C
Appendix C - System Error Message
Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to correct something, either a beep
code will sound or a message will be displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the
message, PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or DEL TO ENTER SETUP, will be shown in
the information box at the bottom. Enter Setup to correct the error.
HDD initialization error.
Error Messages
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the BIOS detects an error during
the POST. This list indicates the error messages for all Awards BIOSes:
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Sector Verify failed.
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller is pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Important:
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
being pressed during the boot.
correctly and no keys are
Manufacturing POST loop
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the keyboard controller is pull low. This is
also used for the M/B burn in test at the factory.
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has become corrupt. This error
may have been caused by a weak battery. Check the battery and replace if necessary.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
The display switch on the motherboard can be set to either monochrome or color. This indicates the switch is set to a different setting than indicated in Setup. Determine which setting
is correct, either turn off the system and change the jumper or enter Setup and change the
VIDEO selection.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
Floppy type mismatch.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
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Appendix D
Appendix D - Troubleshooting Checklist
The picture seems to be constantly moving.
Troubleshooting Checklist
1. The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical sync.
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems that you may encounter
with your personal computer. To efficiently troubleshoot your system, treat each problem individually. This is to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the problem in case a problem has multiple
causes.
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that may be creating a magnetic
field around the display.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter problems while using your
system are listed below.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported by this monitor.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
1. If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor may need to be turned off.
Fluorescent lights adjacent to the monitor may also cause screen wavering.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
Power Supply
3. The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are connected is working. Test the
outlet by plugging in a lamp or other electrical device.
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
4. The monitor is turned on.
1. Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live outlet and the other end
properly plugged into the back of the system.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted properly.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is set for the correct type of
voltage you are using.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord and install a new one if
necessary.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system and is set up correctly.
Monitor/Display
Floppy Drive
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
1. The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette and try again.
2. Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly attached to the monitor and
the other end is plugged into a working AC outlet. If necessary, try another outlet.
2. The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not write-protected.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the monitor and the system’s
display adapter.
3. You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path statement to make sure you are
writing to the targeted drive.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s brightness control knob.
4. There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another diskette with adequate storage
space.
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Appendix D
Hard Drive
System Board
Hard disk failure.
1. Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion slot. If the add-in card is
loose, power off the system, re-install the card and power up the system.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has been entered in the BIOS.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are properly set.
2. If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the bootable (first) hard drive
is configured as Master and the second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard
drive must have an active/bootable partition.
3. Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
Excessively long formatting period.
5. If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface and seat all socketed components. Gently press each component into the socket.
If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to format, it is likely a cable connection problem. However, if your hard drive has a large capacity, it will take a longer time to
format.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and load the BIOS defaults.
Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is outputting garbled
characters.
1. Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that the device is on-line.
2. Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on the rear of the computer.
3. Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a serial port that is working
and configured correctly. If the serial device does not work, either the cable or the serial
device has a problem. If the serial device works, the problem may be due to the onboard
I/O or the address setting.
4. Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
1. Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2. Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and that no keys are pressed during the booting process.
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Appendix E
Appendix E - BIOS Status Code
PEI Status Codes
Status Code Ranges
Standard Status Codes
SEC Status Codes
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Appendix E
PEI Beep Codes
DXE Status Codes
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Appendix E
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Appendix E BIOS status code
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Appendix E
OEM-Reserved Status Code Ranges
DXE Beep Codes
ACPI/ASL Status Codes
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