G4H875-P
System Board
User’s Manual
935-G4H875-800
A85100505
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Product names or trademarks appearing in this manual are for
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owners.
Caution
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.
Battery:
• 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 the batter y
manufacturer’s instructions.
Joystick or MIDI port:
• Do not use any joystick or MIDI device that requires more than
10A current at 5V DC. There is a risk of fire for devices that
exceed this limit.
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician for
help.
Notice:
1. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority
to operate the equipment.
2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with
the emission limits.
Notice
An electronic file of this manual is included in the CD. To view the
user’s manual, 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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Specifications................................................................................................................................... 7
Special Features of the System Board.................................................................. 11
Package Checklist...................................................................................................................... 16
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
System Board Layout ..........................................................................................................
System Memory..........................................................................................................................
CPU.......................................................................................................................................................
Jumper Settings............................................................................................................................
Rear Panel I/O Ports.............................................................................................................
I/O Connectors..........................................................................................................................
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
Award BIOS Setup Utility................................................................................................. 58
NVRAID BIOS............................................................................................................................ 98
Updating the BIOS.................................................................................................................. 99
Chapter 4 - Supported Softwares
Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications......................................................101
Installation Notes.......................................................................................................................113
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Appendix A - Enabling Hyper-Threading
Technology
Enabling Hyper-Threading Technology................................................................... 114
System Error Messages
POST Beep................................................................................................................................. 117
Error Messages......................................................................................................................... 117
Appendix C - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Checklist............................................................................................... 119
Appendix D - Watchdog Timer
Watchdog Timer...................................................................................................................... 123
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Specifications
Processor
The system board is equipped with Socket 478 for installing one of
the following supported processors.
• Intel® Pentium® 4 (Prescott and Northwood) processor up to
3.4GHz+
- Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
- FSB: 533MHz and 800MHz
• Intel® Celeron® / Celeron® D processor
- 400/533MHz system data bus
• Socket 478
Chipset
• Intel® 875P chipset
- Intel® 82875P Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
- Intel® 6300ESB Hance Rapids I/O Controller Hub
System Memory
• Supports dual channel (128-bit wide) memory interface
- Each channel supports 2 DIMM sockets
• Supports up to 4GB system memory
• Supports Dynamic mode to optimize system performance
• Synchronous operation with processor system bus
- PC2100/PC2700/PC3200 (DDR266/DDR333/DDR400)
with 800MHz FSB CPU (supports PAT mode). DDR333 will
run at 320MHz memory frequency when used with 800MHz
FSB CPU.
- Use PC2100/PC2700 (DDR266/DDR333) with 533MHz
FSB CPU
- Use PC2100 (DDR266) with 400MHz FSB CPU
• Supports ECC/non-ECC DIMMs
• Supports unbuffered DIMMs
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BIOS
• Award BIOS
• 4Mbit flash memory
• Supports optional BIOS Write Protect function by software
Energy Efficient Design
• Suppor ts ACPI specification and OS Directed Power
Management
• Supports ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM) function
• Wake-On-Events include:
- Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake-On-Ring (external modem)
- Wake-On-LAN
- RTC timer to power-on the system
• System power management supported
• CPU stopped clock control
• Microsoft®/Intel® APM 1.2 compliant
• Soft Power supported - ACPI v1.0a specification
• AC power failure recovery
Damage Free Intelligence
• Monitors CPU/system temperature and overheat alarm
• Monitors Vcore/1.5V/3.3V/5V/12V/VBAT/5VSB voltages and
failure alarm
• Monitors chassis/CPU/2nd fan speed and failure alarm
• Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage and fan
speed
• CPU Fan Protection function monitors the CPU fan during
system boot-up
• CPU Temperature Protection function monitors CPU temperature
during system boot-up
• Supports Watchdog Timer function
Onboard Audio Features
• 18-bit stereo full-duplex codec with independent variable
sampling rate
• High quality differential CD input
• True stereo line level outputs
• 2-channel audio output
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Onboard LAN Features
• Dual Gigabit LAN
- 82547GI Gigabit LAN CSA interface
- 82541GI Gigabit LAN PCI interface
• Integrated power management functions
• Fully compliant to IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T), 802.3u (100BASE-TX)
and 802.3ab (1000BASE-T) standards
IDE Interface
• Supports ATA/33, ATA/66 and ATA/100 hard drives
• PIO Mode 4 Enhanced IDE (data transfer rate up to 14MB/sec.)
• Bus mastering reduces CPU utilization during disk transfer
• Supports ATAPI CD-ROM, LS-120 and ZIP
Serial ATA Interface with RAID
• Supports two Serial ATA interfaces which are compliant with
SATA 1.0 specification (1.5Gbps interface)
• Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 (RAID is supported only on
Windows-based operating system)
Accelerated Graphics Port (A.G.P.)
• Supports 1.5V AGP 8x (2.13GB/sec.) and AGP 4x (1066MB/
sec.) for 3D graphics applications (AGP 2x and 3.3V AGP card
are not supported)
• Supports AGP 3.0 and AGP 2.0 spec.
Rear Panel I/O Ports
• 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
• 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
• 1 DB-25 parallel port
• 2 DB-9 serial ports
• 2 RJ45 LAN ports
• 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
• Mic-in, Line-in and Line-out jacks
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I/O Connectors
• 2 connectors for 2 external serial ports
• 1 front audio connector for external line-out and mic-in jacks
• 1 connector for an external game/MIDI port
• 1 CD-in internal audio connector
• 1 S/PDIF-out connector
• 1 connector for IrDA interface
• 2 Serial ATA connectors
• 2 IDE connectors
• 1 floppy connector
• 1 20-pin ATX power connector
• 1 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
• 1 Wake-On-LAN connector
• 1 front panel connector
• 3 fan connectors
Expansion Slots
• 1 AGP slot
• 4 PCI slots
• 2 PCI-X 64-bit/66MHz slots
Compatibility
• PCI 2.2 and AC ’97 compliant
• Intel AGP version 3.0
PCB
• 6 layers, ATX form factor
• 30.5cm (12.05") x 24.4cm (9.6")
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Special Features of the System Board
Hyper-Threading Technology Functionality Requirements
The system board supports Intel processors with Hyper-Threading
Technology. Enabling the functionality of Hyper-Threading Technology
for your computer system requires ALL of the following platforms.
Components:
•
•
•
•
CPU - an Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology
Chipset - an Intel® chipset that supports HT Technology
BIOS - a BIOS that supports HT Technology and has it enabled
OS - an operating system that includes optimizations for HT
Technology
Refer to Appendix A for information about enabling the functionality
of the Hyper-Threading Technology. For more information on HyperThreading Technology, go to: www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
Performance Acceleration Technology (PAT)
PAT mode is supported only when the system uses DDR400 with
800MHz FSB CPU. PAT performs data transactions directly from the
CPU to the system memor y, bypassing the normal path of
operation. This reduces the MCH timing therefore providing
improved system performance.
CPU Fan Protection
The CPU Fan Protection function has the capability of monitoring the
CPU fan when the system boots. Once it has detected that the CPU
fan did not rotate, 5 warning beeps will sound then the system will
automatically power-off. This preventive measure has been added to
protect the CPU from damage and insure a safe computing environment.
CPU Temperature Protection
The CPU Temperature Protection function has the capability of
monitoring the CPU’s temperature during system boot-up. Once the
system has detected that the CPU’s temperature exceeded the
temperature limit defined in the BIOS, 5 warning beeps will sound then
the system will automatically power-off.
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Watchdog Timer
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.
DDR
Double Data Rate SDRAM (DDR SDRAM) is a type of SDRAM
that doubles the data rate through reading and writing at both the
rising and falling edge of each clock. This effectively doubles the
speed of operation therefore doubling the speed of data transfer.
S/PDIF
S/PDIF is a standard audio file transfer format that transfers digital
audio signals to a device without having to be converted first to an
analog format. This prevents the quality of the audio signal from
degrading whenever it is converted to analog. S/PDIF is usually
found on digital audio equipment such as a DAT machine or audio
processing device. The S/PDIF connector on the system board sends
surround sound and 3D audio signal outputs to amplifiers and
speakers and to digital recording devices like CD recorders.
Serial ATA Interface with RAID
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0
specification. With speed of up to 1.5Gbps, it improves hard drive
performance faster than the standard parallel ATA whose data
transfer rate is 100MB/s. The system board allows configuring RAID
on Serial ATA drives. It supports RAID 0 and RAID 1.
IrDA Interface
The system board is equipped with an IrDA connector for wireless
connectivity between your computer and peripheral devices. The
IRDA (Infrared Data Association) specification suppor ts data
transfers of 115K baud at a distance of 1 meter.
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USB Ports
The system board supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. USB 1.1
supports 12Mb/second bandwidth while USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/
second bandwidth providing a marked improvement in device
transfer speeds between your computer and a wide range of
simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
AGP
AGP is an interface designed to support high performance 3D
graphics cards for 3D graphics applications. It handles large amounts
of graphics data with the following features:
• Pipelined memory read and write operations that hide memory
access latency.
• Demultiplexing of address and data on the bus for nearly 100
percent efficiency.
Note:
AGP 2x and 3.3V AGP cards are not supported.
Dual Function Power Button
Depending on the setting in the “Soft-Off By PWR-BTTN” field of
the Power Management Setup, this switch will allow the system to
enter the Soft-Off or Suspend mode.
Wake-On-Ring
This feature allows the system that is in the Suspend mode or Soft
Power Off mode to wake-up/power-on to respond to calls coming
from an external modem or respond to calls from a modem PCI
card that uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal to
remotely wake up the PC.
Important:
If you are using a modem add-in card, the 5VSB power source
of your power supply must support a minimum of ≥720mA.
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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, via
a PCI LAN card that uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event)
signal or via a LAN card that uses the Wake-On-LAN connector.
However, if your system is in the Suspend mode, you can power-on
the system only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
This function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse
to power-on the system.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
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.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for
2 USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5VSB
power source of your power supply must support ≥2A.
RTC Timer to Power-on the System
The RTC installed on the system board allows your system to
automatically power-on on the set date and time.
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ACPI
The system board is designed to meet the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) specification. ACPI has energy saving
features that enables PCs to implement Power Management and
Plug-and-Play with operating systems that support OS Direct Power
Management. Currently, only Windows® 98SE/2000/ME/XP supports
the ACPI function. ACPI when enabled in the Power Management
Setup will allow you to use the Suspend to RAM function.
With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off the
system at once by pressing the power button or selecting “Standby”
when you shut down Windows® 98SE/2000/ME/XP 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 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥1A.
AC Power Failure Recovery
When power returns after an AC power failure, you may choose to
either power-on the system manually, let the system power-on
automatically or return to the state where you left off before power
failure occurs.
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Package Checklist
The system board package contains the following items:
;
;
;
;
;
;
;
;
;
One system board
One user’s manual
One IDE cable
One Serial ATA data cable
One Serial ATA power cable
One 2-port serial cable
One I/O shield
One “Main Board Utility” CD
One Intel RAID driver diskette
If any of these items are missing or damaged, please contact your
dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
System Board Layout
PS/2 power
select (JP2)
1
KB
Mouse
DIMM Standby
LED
CPU fan
1
2nd fan
COM 1
Parallel
Socket 478
1
COM 2
ATX power
1
+12V power
1
LAN 1
USB 1-2
1
LAN 2
USB 3-4
USB 1-4 power
select (JP1)
Intel
Intel
Gigabit
82547GI
82875P
Channel 0
PCI-X Slot 1
Intel
Gigabit
82541GI
1
DDR 2
DDR 1
DDR 1
AGP
DDR 2
Mic-in
Line-in
Line-out
Channel 1
PCI-X Slot 2
Chassis open (J2)
Clear CMOS
(JP3)
PCI Slot 1
1
Intel
I/O
chip
Game/MIDI
1
IrDA
1
SATA 2
1
Hance
Rapids
PCI Slot 2
1
1
SATA 1
Battery
PCI Slot 3
IDE 1
CD-in
BIOS
Audio
codec
1
PCI Slot 4
PCI Standby
LED
Front audio
1
1
1
S/PDIF
Power-on
select (J22)
IDE 2
Chassis
fan
1
1
WOL
COM 3
FDD
1
1
COM 4
1
Front panel
1
1
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Warning:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your system board,
processor, disk drives, add-in boards, and other components. Perform
the upgrade instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation
only. If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD
protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a
metal part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable,
establish and maintain contact with the system chassis throughout
any procedures requiring ESD protection.
System Memory
DDR 1
DDR 2
Channel 0
DDR 1
DDR 2
Channel 1
The system board supports DDR SDRAM DIMM. Double Data
Rate SDRAM (DDR SDRAM) is a type of SDRAM that doubles the
data rate through reading and writing at both the rising and falling
edge of each clock. This effectively doubles the speed of operation
therefore doubling the speed of data transfer.
The four DDR DIMM sockets on the system board are divided into
2 channels:
Channel 0 - DDR 1 and DDR 2
Channel 1 - DDR 1 and DDR 2
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The system board supports the following memory interface.
Single Channel (SC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 64 bits (8B) from the memory
channels.
Virtual Single Channel (VSC)
If both channels are populated with different memory configurations,
the MCH defaults to Virtual Single Channel.
Dual Channel (DC)
Dual channel provides better system performance because it doubles
the data transfer rate.
Dynamic Mode Addressing
This mode minimizes the overhead of opening/closing pages in
memory banks allowing for row switching to be done less often.
Single Channel
• DIMMs are on the same channel.
• DIMMs in a channel can be identical or
completely different.
• Not all slots need to be populated.
Virtual Single
Channel
• DIMMs of different memory configurations are on different channels.
• Odd number of slots can be populated.
Dual Channel
• DIMMs of the same memory configuration are on different channels.
Dynamic Mode
Addressing
• In single channel, requires even
number or rows (side of the DIMM)
populated. This mode can be enabled
with 1 SS, 2 SS or 2 DS.
• In VSC mode, both channels must have
identical row structure.
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BIOS Setting
Configure the system memory in the Advanced Chipset Features
submenu of the BIOS.
The table below lists the various optimal operating modes that should
be configured for the memory channel operation.
Channel 0
DDR 1
DDR 2
DDR 1
DDR 2
No memory
E
E
E
E
Single channel 0
P
E
E
E
Single channel 0
P
P
E
E
Single channel 0
E
P
E
E
Single channel 1
E
E
P
E
Single channel 1
E
E
P
P
Single channel 1
E
E
E
P
Virtual single channel
E
P(**)
E
P(**)
Virtual single channel
E
P
P
E
Virtual single channel
E
P(**)
P
P(**)
Virtual single channel
P
E
E
P
Virtual single channel
P(**)
E
P(**)
E
Virtual single channel
p(**)
E
P(**)
P
Virtual single channel
P
P(**)
E
P(**)
Virtual single channel
P(**)
P
P(**)
E
Virtual single channel
P(**)
P(**)
P(**)
P(**)
Dual channel
E
P(*)(2,4)
E
P(*)(2,4)
Dual channel
P(*)(1,3)
E
P(*)(1,3)
E
Dual channel
P(*)(1,3)
P(*)(2,4)
P(*)(1,3)
P(*)(2,4)
Config
Continued on the next page...
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Channel 0
Channel 1
DDR 1
DDR 2
DDR 1
DDR 2
Dynamic Mode Addressing
E
P(*)(2,4)
DS
E
P(*)(2,4)
DS
Dynamic Mode Addressing
P(*)(1,3)
DS
E
P(*)(1,3)
DS
E
Dynamic Mode Addressing
P(*)(1,3)
DS
P(*)(2,4)
DS
P(*)(1,3)
DS
P(*)(2,4)
DS
Dynamic Mode Addressing
E
P(*)(2,4)
SS
E
P(*)(2,4)
SS
Dynamic Mode Addressing
P(*)(1,3)
SS
E
P(*)(1,3)
SS
E
Dynamic Mode Addressing
P(*)(1,3)
SS
P(*)(2,4)
SS
P(*)(1,3)
SS
P(*)(2,4)
SS
Config
2
P - denotes populated
E - denotes empty
* - denotes DIMMs are identical
** - denotes DIMMs are not identical
SS - denotes Single Sided DIMM
DS - denotes Double Sided DIMM
1, 2, 3 or 4 - denotes the DDR DIMM slot
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Installing the DIM Module
A DIM module simply snaps into a DIMM socket on the system
board. Pin 1 of the DIM module must correspond with Pin 1 of the
socket.
Notch
Key
Tab
Tab
Pin 1
1. Pull the “tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the side.
2. Position the DIMM above the socket with the “notch” in the
module aligned with the “key” on the socket.
3. Seat the module vertically into the socket. Make sure it is
completely seated. The tabs will hold the DIMM in place.
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CPU
Overview
The system board is equipped with a surface mount 478-pin CPU
socket. This socket is exclusively designed for installing an Intel
processor.
Installing the CPU
1. Locate Socket 478 on the system board.
2. Unlock the socket by pushing the lever sideways, away from the
socket, then lifting it up to a 90o angle. Make sure the socket is
lifted to at least this angle otherwise the CPU will not fit in properly.
Lever
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3. Position the CPU above the socket then align the gold mark on
the corner of the CPU (designated as pin 1) with pin 1 of the
socket.
Important:
Handle the CPU by its edges and avoid touching the pins.
Gold mark
Pin 1
4. Insert the CPU into the socket until it is seated in place. The
CPU will fit in only one orientation and can easily be inserted
without exerting any force.
Important:
Do not force the CPU into the socket. Forcing the CPU into
the socket may bend the pins and damage the CPU.
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5. Once the CPU is in place, push down the lever to lock the
socket. The lever should click on the side tab to indicate that the
CPU is completely secured in the socket.
Installing the Fan and Heat Sink
The CPU must be kept cool by using a CPU fan with heatsink.
Without sufficient air circulation across the CPU and heat sink, the
CPU will overheat damaging both the CPU and system board.
Note:
• Only use Intel® certified fan and heat sink.
• An Intel® boxed processor package contains a retention
mechanism, heat sink, fan and installation guide. If the
installation procedure in the installation guide differs from
the one in this section, please follow the installation guide in
the package.
• If you are installing a non-boxed processor, the heat sink,
fan and retention mechanism assembly may look different
from the one shown in this section but the procedure will
more or less be the same.
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1. The system board comes with the retention module base already
installed.
Retention
hole
Retention
hole
Retention
hole
Retention
hole
Retention
module base
2. Position the fan / heat sink and retention mechanism assembly
on the CPU, then align and snap the retention legs’ hooks to the
retention holes at the 4 corners of the retention module base.
Note:
You will not be able to snap the hooks into the holes if the
fan / heat sink and retention mechanism assembly did not
fit properly onto the CPU and retention module base.
Fan / heat sink
and retention
mechanism
assembly
Unsnapped
Snapped
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3. The retention levers at this time remains unlocked as shown in
the illustration below.
Retention lever
Retention lever
4. Move the retention levers to their opposite directions then push
them down. This will secure the fan / heat sink and retention
mechanism assembly to the retention module base.
Note:
You will not be able to push the lever down if the direction
is incorrect.
5. Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan
connector on the system board.
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Jumper Settings
Clearing CMOS Data
JP3
X
1
2 3
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
1
2 3
2-3 On:
Clear CMOS Data
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the supervisor or user password.
c) You are unable to boot-up the computer system because the
processor’s ratio/clock was incorrectly set in the BIOS.
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in the
ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the ROM BIOS, please follow
the steps below.
1. Power-off the system.
2. Set JP3 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP3
back to its default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Now power-on the system.
If your reason for clearing the CMOS data is due to incorrect
setting of the processor’s ratio/clock in the BIOS, please proceed
to step 4.
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4. After powering-on the system, press <Del> to enter the main
menu of the BIOS.
5. Select the Frequency/Voltage Control submenu and press <Enter>.
6. Set the processor’s ratio/clock to its default setting or an
appropriate frequency ratio or bus clock. Refer to the Frequency/
Voltage Control section in chapter 3 for more information.
7. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu of the BIOS setup
utility. Select “Save & Exit Setup” and press <Enter>.
8. Type <Y> and press <Enter>.
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PS/2 Power Select
JP2
X
1
2 3
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
1
2 3
2-3 On: 5VSB
JP2 is used to select the power of the PS/2 keyboard/mouse port.
Selecting 5VSB will allow you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2
mouse to wake up the system.
BIOS Setting
Configure the PS/2 keyboard/mouse wake up function in the
Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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Warning:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥2A.
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USB Power Select
USB 1-4
(JP1)
X
3
3
2
2
1
1
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
2-3 On: 5VSB
JP1 is used to select the power of the USB ports. Selecting 5VSB
will allow you to use the USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up
the system.
BIOS Setting:
“USB KB Wake-Up From S3” in the Power Management Setup
submenu of the BIOS must be set to Enabled. Refer to chapter 3
for more information.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for
2 USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥2A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5VSB power
source of your power supply must support ≥2A.
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Power-on Select
1
J22
X
2
On:
Power-on via
AC power
1
2
Off:
Power-on via
power button
(default)
J22 is used to select the method of powering on the system. If you
want the system to power-on once AC power comes in, set J22 to
On. If you want to use the power button, set J22 to Off.
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Rear Panel I/O Ports
LAN 1 LAN 2
PS/2
Mouse
Parallel
Mic-in
Line-in
Line-out
PS/2
K/B
COM 1
COM 2
USB 1-2 USB 3-4
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
Parallel port
COM ports
LAN ports
USB ports
Mic-in jack
Line-in jack
Line-out jack
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PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
PS/2 Mouse
W
PS/2 Keyboard
The system board is equipped with an onboard PS/2 mouse
(Green) and PS/2 keyboard (Purple) ports - both at location CN1
of the system board. The PS/2 mouse port uses IRQ12. If a mouse
is not connected to this port, the system will reserve IRQ12 for
other expansion cards.
.
.
. . .
.
.
.
Warning:
Make sure to turn off your computer prior to connecting or
disconnecting a mouse or keyboard. Failure to do so may
damage the system board.
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. To
use this function:
• Jumper Setting:
JP2 must be set to “2-3 On: 5VSB”. Refer to “PS/2 Power
Select” in this chapter for more information.
• BIOS Setting:
Configure the PS/2 wake up function in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to
chapter 3 for more information.
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Serial Ports
W
COM 2
RD
DTR
DSR
CTS
COM 1
2
1
CD
TD
GND
RTS
RI
9
W
COM 3
COM 4
The system board is equipped with two onboard serial ports at
locations CN2 (COM 1) and CN3 (COM 2). It is also equipped
with two 9-pin connectors at locations J9 (COM 3) and J11 (COM
4). These serial ports are RS-232 and/or RS-485 asynchronous communication ports with 16C550A-compatible UARTs that can be
used with modems, serial printers, remote display terminals, and
other serial devices.
To connect COM 3 and/or COM 4, please refer to the following
description. The serial ports may be mounted on a card-edge
bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to the system chassis then
insert the cable connector to J9 or J11. Make sure the colored stripe
on the ribbon cable is aligned with pin 1 of J9 or J11.
BIOS Setting
Configure the serial ports in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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Parallel Port
Parallel
W
The system board has a standard parallel port (Burgundy) at
location CN5 for interfacing your PC to a parallel printer. It supports
SPP, ECP and EPP.
Setting
Function
SPP
(Standard Parallel Port)
Allows normal speed operation but
in one direction only.
ECP
(Extended Capabilities Port)
Allows parallel port to operate in
bidirectional mode and at a speed
faster than the SPP’s data transfer
rate.
EPP
(Enhanced Parallel Port)
Allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed.
BIOS Setting
Configure the parallel port in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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RJ45 LAN Port
LAN 1
W
W
LAN 2
The system board is equipped with 2 onboard RJ45 LAN ports.
LAN 1 which is controlled by the Intel Gigabit 82547GI chip is at
location CN6 and LAN 2 which is controlled by the Intel Gigabit
82541GI chip is at location CN7.
LAN allows the system board to connect to a local area network
by means of a network hub.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable the Gigabit LAN in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Onboard Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to
chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the “LAN Drivers”. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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Universal Serial Bus Ports
W
W
USB 2
USB 1
USB 4
USB 3
The system board is equipped with four onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports
(Black) are at locations CN6 (USB 1-2) and CN7 (USB 3-4) of the
system board. USB allows data exchange between your computer
and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play
peripherals.
BIOS Setting
Configure USB in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Onboard
Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system
to use the USB device. Refer to your operating system’s manual or
documentation for more information.
Refer to chapter 4 for more information about installing the USB 2.0
driver.
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Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use a
USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system from the S3
(STR - Suspend To RAM) state. To use this function:
• Jumper Setting:
JP1 must be set to “2-3 On: 5VSB”. Refer to “USB Power Select”
in this chapter for more information.
• BIOS Setting:
“USB KB Wake-Up From S3” in the Power Management Setup
submenu of the BIOS must be set to Enabled. Refer to chapter
3 for more information.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for
2 USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥2A For 3 or more USB ports, the 5VSB power
source of your power supply must support ≥2A.
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Audio
Rear audio
Mic-in
Line-in
W
GND
AuD_Vcc
AuD_R_Return
Key
AuD_L_Return
Line-out
Front
audio
10
9W
Mic
Mic Power
AuD_R_Out
N. C.
AuD_L_Out
2
1
Mic-in, Line-in and Line-out
The mic-in, line-in and line-out jacks are at location CN4 of the
system board. A jack is a one-hole connecting interface for inserting a plug.
• Mic-in Jack (Pink)
This jack is used to connect an external microphone.
• Line-in Jack (Light Blue)
This jack is used to connect any audio devices such as Hi-fi set,
CD player, tape player, AM/FM radio tuner, synthesizer, etc.
• Line-out Jack (Lime)
This jack is used to connect external speakers for audio output
from the system board.
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Front Audio
The front audio connector (J24) allows you to connect to the lineout and mic-in jacks that are at the front panel of your system.
Using this connector will disable the rear audio’s line-out and mic-in
functions.
Remove the jumper caps from pins 5-6 and pins 9-10 of J24 prior
to connecting the front audio cable connector. Make sure pin 1 of
the cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of J24. If you are not using
this connector, make sure to replace the jumper caps back to their
original pin locations.
Pins 5-6 and 9-10 short
(default)
The front audio is disabled.
The rear audio is enabled.
Pins 5-6 and 9-10 open
The front audio is enabled.
The rear audio is disabled.
Driver Installation
Install the “Audio Drivers”. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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I/O Connectors
Game/MIDI Port
2
W
1
15
The system board is equipped with a 15-pin connector at location J1 for connecting an external game/MIDI port. The game/MIDI
port may be mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge
bracket to the system chassis then connect the game/MIDI port
cable to connector J1. Make sure the colored stripe on the ribbon
cable is aligned with pin 1 of connector J1.
BIOS Setting
Configure the game port in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Super I/O Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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Internal Audio Connectors
Ground Ground
Left audio Right audio
channel channel
1
4W
The CD-in (J10) connector is used to receive audio from a CDROM drive, TV tuner or MPEG card.
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S/PDIF-out Connector
SPDIF out
Key GND
+5V
1
4W
The S/PDIF-out connector (J26) is used to connect an external
S/PDIF-out port. The S/PDIF-out port may be mounted on a cardedge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to the system chassis
then connect the audio cable connector to J26. Make sure pin 1 of
the audio cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of J26.
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Floppy Disk Drive Connector
X
2
1
34
33
The system board is equipped with a shrouded floppy disk drive
connector for connecting a standard floppy disk drive. To prevent
improper floppy cable installation, the shrouded floppy disk
header has a keying mechanism. The 34-pin connector on the
floppy cable can be placed into the header only if pin 1 of the
connector is aligned with pin 1 of the header.
Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive Cable
Install one end of the floppy disk drive cable into the shrouded
floppy disk header (J16) on the system board and the other endmost connector to the floppy drive. The colored edge of the
daisy chained ribbon cable should be aligned with pin 1 of J16.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable this function in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Super I/O Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to
chapter 3 for more information.
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Serial ATA Connectors
1 SATA 2 (J20)
7
1 SATA 1 (J21)
GND
RXP
RXN
GND
TXN
TXP
GND
X
7
• SATA speed up to 1.5Gb/s
• RAID 0 and RAID 1
Connecting Serial ATA Cables
Connect one end of the Serial ATA cable to the Serial ATA
connector and the other end to your Serial ATA device.
Configuring RAID
The following describes the basic steps on configuring RAID.
1. Set the “On-Chip Serial ATA” field to “Enhanced Mode”. (Integrated Peripherals submenu - OnChip IDE Device” section of the
Award BIOS.)
2. Set the “SATA Mode” field to “RAID”. (Integrated Peripherals
submenu - OnChip IDE Device” section of the Award BIOS.)
3. Reboot the PC.
4. When the system powers-up, press the <Ctrl> and <I> keys
simultaneously to run the Intel RAID BIOS Setting Utility. The
utility is used to configure the Serial ATA drives to RAID 0 or
RAID 1.
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5. Install the Intel 6300ESB RAID driver.
If you are in the process of installing Windows ® XP or
Windows® 2000 on RAID configured Serial ATA drives, you will
need the provided Intel RAID floppy diskette. If you are installing
the driver on existing Windows® XP or Windows® 2000, install
“Intel Application Accelerator” that is in the provided CD.
For steps 1 to 4, refer to chapter 3 for more information. For step
5, refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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IDE Disk Drive Connector
2
IDE 1
1
2
40
39
IDE 2
40
X
1
39
The system board is equipped with two shrouded PCI IDE headers
that will interface four Enhanced IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)
disk drives. To prevent improper IDE cable installation, each shrouded
PCI IDE header has a keying mechanism. The 40-pin connector on
the IDE cable can be placed into the header only if pin 1 of the
connector is aligned with pin 1 of the header.
Each IDE connector supports 2 devices, a Master and a Slave. Use
an IDE ribbon cable to connect the drives to the system board. An
IDE ribbon cable have 3 connectors on them, one that plugs into an
IDE connector on the system board and the other 2 connects to
IDE devices. The connector at the end of the cable is for the Master
drive and the connector in the middle of the cable is for the Slave
drive.
Connecting the IDE Disk Drive Cable
Install one end of the IDE cable into the IDE 1 header (J18) on the
system board and the other connectors to the IDE devices.
If you are adding a third or fourth IDE device, use another IDE
cable and install one end of the cable into the IDE 2 header (J23)
on the system board and the other connectors to the IDE devices.
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Note:
Refer to your disk drive user’s manual for information about
selecting proper drive switch settings.
Adding a Second IDE Disk Drive
When using two IDE drives, one must be set as the master and
the other as the slave. Follow the instructions provided by the
drive manufacturer for setting the jumpers and/or switches on
the drives.
The system board supports Enhanced IDE or ATA-2, ATA/33,
ATA/66 or ATA/100 hard drives. We recommend that you use hard
drives from the same manufacturer. In a few cases, drives from two
different manufacturers will not function properly when used together.
The problem lies in the hard drives, not the system board.
Important:
If you encountered problems while using an ATAPI CD-ROM
drive that is set in Master mode, please set the CD-ROM drive
to Slave mode. Some ATAPI CD-ROMs may not be recognized
and cannot be used if incorrectly set in Master mode.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable the onboard primary or secondary IDE in the
Integrated Peripherals submenu (“OnChip IDE Device” section)
of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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IrDA Connector
IRRX
N. C. Ground
VCC
IRTX
1
5W
Connect your IrDA cable to connector J3 on the system board.
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
Configure IrDA in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO
Device” section) of the BIOS.
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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Cooling Fan Connectors
Power
Ground
Sense
X
1
3 CPU fan
Power
Ground Sense
1
3 2nd fan
Power
Ground Sense
X1
3 Chassis fan
Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector (J14) on the system board. The 2nd fan (J15) and chassis fan
(J13) connectors are used to connect additional cooling fans. The
cooling fans will provide adequate airflow throughout the chassis to
prevent overheating the CPU and system board components.
BIOS Setting
The system is capable of monitoring the speed of the cooling fans.
The “PC Health Status” submenu of the BIOS will display the current
speed of these cooling fans. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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Wake-On-LAN Connector
Ground
+5VSB WOL
X1
3
Your LAN card package should include a cable. Connect one end of
the cable to the wakeup header on the card and the other end to
location J7 on the system board. The network will detect Magic
Packet and assert a wakeup signal to power-up the system. Refer to
the add-in card’s manual for details. Note: Your LAN card must
support the remote wake up function.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
BIOS Setting
To use the Wake-On-LAN function, you must enable the “Wake Up
On LAN” field in the Power Management Setup submenu of the
BIOS.
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Chassis Open Connector
Chassis signal
Ground
2
1W
The system board supports the chassis intrusion detection function. To use this function, connect the chassis intrusion sensor
cable from the chassis to J2. Whenever a chassis component has
been removed, the sensor sends signal to J2 alerting you of a
chassis intrusion event.
Hardware Monitor for Windows
Install “Hardware Monitor for Windows”. 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 “Hardware Monitor for Windows” section in
chapter 4 for more information.
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LEDs
DIMM Standby
LED
PCI Standby
LED
DIMM Standby LED
This LED will turn red when the system’s power is on or when it is
in the Suspend state (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM). It
will not light when the system is in the Soft-Off state.
PCI Standby LED
This LED will turn red when the system is in the power-on, Soft-Off
or Suspend (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM) state.
Important:
If the DIMM Standby LED or PCI Standby LED is lighted, you
must power-off the system then turn off the power supply’s
switch or unplug the power cord prior to installing any memory
modules or add-in cards.
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Power Connectors
11 1
3.3V
3.3V
Ground
+5V
Ground
+5V
Ground
PW-OK
5VSB
+12V
3.3V
-12V
X
Ground
PS-ON
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5V
+5V
+5V
20 10
2 1
Ground
+12V
Ground
+12V
X
4 3
We recommend that you use a power supply that complies with the
ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide Version 1.1. An ATX12V
power supply has a standard 20-pin ATX main power connector
and a 4-pin +12V power connector that must be inserted onto
CN9 and CN8 connectors respectively.
The 4-pin +12V power connector enables the delivery of more
+12VDC current to the processor’s Voltage Regulator Module
(VRM).
The system board requires a minimum of 250 Watt power supply
to operate. Your system configuration (amount of memory, add-in
cards, peripherals, etc.) may exceed the minimum power requirement.
To ensure that adequate power is provided, use a 300 Watt (or
greater) power supply.
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Front Panel Connectors
RESET SW
HDD-LED
J26
X 11 12
1
2
PWR-LED
PWR-BTN
HDD-LED - HDD LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
RESET SW - Reset Switch
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.
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Pin
Pin Assignment
Pin
2
Pin Assignment
N. C.
1
N. C.
PWR-LED
2
4
6
LED Power
LED Power
Signal
HDD-LED
3
5
HDD Power
Signal
PWR-BTN
8
10
Ground
Signal
RESET SW
7
9
Ground
RST Signal
N. C.
11
N. C.
Key
12
Key
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BIOS Setup
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
Award BIOS Setup Utility
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is a program that takes care
of the basic level of communication between the processor and
peripherals. In addition, the BIOS also contains codes for various
advanced features found in this system board. This chapter explains
the Setup Utility for the Award BIOS.
After you power up the system, the BIOS message appears on the
screen and the memory count begins. After the memory test, the
following message will appear on the screen:
Press DEL to enter setup
If the message disappears before you respond, restart the system or
press the “Reset” button. You may also restar t the system by
pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
When you press <Del>, the main menu screen will appear.
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Standard CMOS Features
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Standard CMOS Features” and
press <Enter>. A screen similar to the one below will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays
a day, from Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from
January to December. Date displays the date, from 1 to 31. Year
displays the year, from 1990 to 2098.
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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IDE Channel 0 Master, IDE Channel 0 Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master and
IDE Channel 1 Slave
Move the cursor to the “IDE Channel 0 Master”, “IDE Channel 0
Slave”, “IDE Channel 1 Master” or “IDE Channel 1 Slave” field, then
press <Enter>.
Note:
The fields in this section will vary in accordance to the settings
in the “On-Chip Serial ATA” field (“OnChip IDE Device” section)
of the Integrated Peripherals submenu.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
IDE HDD Auto Detection
Detects the parameters of the drive. The parameters will automatically be shown on the screen.
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave and IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave
The drive type information should be included in the documentation
from your hard disk vendor. If you select ”Auto”, the BIOS will autodetect the HDD & CD-ROM drive at the POST stage and show
the IDE for the HDD & CD-ROM drive. If a hard disk has not
been installed, select “None”.
Access Mode
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For hard drives larger than 528MB, you would typically select the
LBA type. Certain operating systems require that you select CHS or
Large. Please check your operating system’s manual or Help desk on
which one to select.
BIOS Setup
3
Capacity
Displays the approximate capacity of the disk drive. Usually the size
is slightly greater than the size of a formatted disk given by a disk
checking program.
Cylinder
This field displays the number of cylinders.
Head
This field displays the number of read/write heads.
Precomp
This field displays the number of cylinders at which to change the
write timing.
Landing Zone
This field displays the number of cylinders specified as the landing
zone for the read/write heads.
Sector
This field displays the number sectors per track.
Drive A
This field identifies the type of floppy disk drive installed.
None
360K, 5.25 in.
1.2M, 5.25 in.
720K, 3.5 in.
1.44M, 3.5 in.
2.88M, 3.5 in.
No floppy drive is installed
5-1/4 in. standard drive; 360KB capacity
5-1/4 in. AT-type high-density drive; 1.2MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 720KB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 1.44MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 2.88MB capacity
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Video
This field selects the type of video adapter used for the primary
system monitor. Although secondary monitors are supported, you do
not have to select the type. The default setting is EGA/VGA.
EGA/VGA
CGA 40
CGA 80
Mono
Enhanced Graphics Adapter/Video Graphics Array. For
EGA, VGA, SVGA and PGA monitor adapters.
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 40-column
mode.
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 80-column
mode.
Monochrome adapter. Includes high resolution monochrome adapters.
Halt On
This field determines whether the system will stop if an error is
detected during power up. The default setting is All Errors.
No Errors The system boot will not stop for any errors detected.
All Errors The system boot will stop whenever the BIOS detects
a non-fatal error.
All, But Keyboard The system boot will not stop for a keyboard
error; it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Diskette The system boot will not stop for a disk error;
it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Disk/Key The system boot will not stop for a disk or
keyboard error; it will stop for all other errors.
Base Memory
Displays the amount of base (or conventional) memory installed in
the system. The value of the base memory is typically 512K for
systems with 512K memory installed on the motherboard or 640K
for systems with 640K or more memor y installed on the
motherboard.
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Extended Memory
Displays the amount of extended memory detected during boot-up.
Total Memory
Displays the total memory available in the system.
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Advanced BIOS Features
The Advanced BIOS Features allows you to configure your system
for basic operation. Some entries are defaults required by the system
board, while others, if enabled, will improve the performance of your
system or let you set some features according to your preference.
The screen above list all the fields available in the Advanced BIOS Features
submenu, for ease of reference in this manual. In the actual CMOS setup, you have
to use the scroll bar to view the fields. The settings on the screen are for reference
only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
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CPU Feature
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
Delay Prior To Thermal
This field is used to select the time that would force the CPU to a
50% duty cycle when it exceeds its maximum operating temperature
therefore protecting the CPU and the system board from
overheating to ensure a safe computing environment..
Thermal Management
Thermal Monitor 1
Thermal Monitor 2
On-die throttling
Ratio and VID transition
TM2 Bus Ratio
This field is used to select the frequency (bus ratio) of the throttled
performance state that will be initiated when the on-die sensor turns
from cool to hot.
TM2 Bus VID
This field is used to select the voltage of the throttled performance
state that will be initiated when the on-die sensor turns from cool to
hot.
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Limit CPUID MaxVal
The CPUID instruction of some newer CPUs will return a value
greater than 3. The default is Disabled because this problem does
not exist in the Windows series operating systems. If you are using
an operating system other than Windows, this problem may occur. To
avoid this problem, enable this field to limit the return value to 3 or
lesser than 3.
Hard Disk Boot Priority
This field is used to select the boot sequence of the hard drives.
Move the cursor to this field then press <Enter>. Use the Up or
Down arrow keys to select a device then press <+> to move it up
or <-> to move it down the list.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
CPU L1 & L2 Cache
These fields speed up the memory access. The default value is
enabled. Enable the external cache for better performance.
CPU L3 Cache
This field is used to enable or disable the CPU’s L3 cache.
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Hyper-Threading Technology (for Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with
Hyper-Threading Technology only)
This field is used to enable the functionality of the Intel® Pentium® 4
Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology and will appear only
when using this processor.
Quick Power On Self Test
This field speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) whenever the
system is powered on. The BIOS will shorten or skip some check
items during POST. To attain the shortest POST time, select “Fast”.
First Boot Device, Second Boot Device, Third Boot Device and Boot
Other Device
Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the “First Boot
Device” “Second Boot Device” and “Third Boot Device” fields
respectively. The BIOS will boot the operating system according to
the sequence of the drive selected. Set “Boot Other Device” to
Enabled if you wish to boot from another device.
Boot Up Floppy Seek
When enabled, the BIOS will check whether the floppy disk drive
installed is 40 or 80 tracks. Note that the BIOS cannot distinguish
between 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M drive types as they are all 80
tracks. When disabled, the BIOS will not search for the type of floppy
disk drive by track number. Note that there will not be any warning
message if the drive installed is 360KB.
Boot Up NumLock Status
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric
keypad. By default, the system boots up with NumLock on wherein
the function of the numeric keypad is the number keys. When set to
Off, the function of the numeric keypad is the arrow keys.
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Gate A20 Option
This entry allows you to select how gate A20 is handled. Gate A20
is a device used to address memory above 1 Mbyte. Initially, gate A20
was handled via the keyboard controller. Today, while keyboards still
provide this support, it is more common, and much faster, for the
system chipset to provide support for gate A20.
Fast
Normal
The chipset controls Gate A20.
A pin in the keyboard controller controls Gate A20.
Typematic Rate Setting
Disabled Continually holding down a key on your keyboard will
cause the BIOS to report that the key is down.
Enabled The BIOS will not only report that the key is down,
but will first wait for a moment, and, if the key is still
down, it will begin to report that the key has been
depressed repeatedly. For example, you would use such
a feature to accelerate cursor movements with the
arrow keys. You can then select the typematic rate and
typematic delay in the “Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)”
and “Typematic Delay (Msec)” fields below.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This field allows you to select the rate at which the keys are
accelerated.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
This field allows you to select the delay between when the key was
first depressed and when the acceleration begins.
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Security Option
This field determines when the system will prompt for the password
- everytime the system boots or only when you enter the BIOS
setup. Set the password in the Set Supervisor/User Password
submenu.
System The system will not boot and access to Setup will be
denied unless the correct password is entered at the
prompt.
Setup The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied
unless the correct password is entered at the prompt.
APIC Mode
Leave this field in its default setting.
MPS Version Control for OS
This field is used to select the MPS version that the system board is
using.
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
This field allows you to access the memory that is over 64MB in
OS/2.
Report No FDD For WIN 95
The options are Yes and No.
Small Logo(EPA) Show
Enabled The EPA logo will appear during system boot-up.
Disabled The EPA logo will not appear during system boot-up.
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Advanced Chipset Features
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
This section gives you functions to configure the system based on
the specific features of the chipset. The chipset manages bus speeds
and access to system memory resources. These items should not
be altered unless necessary. The default settings have been chosen
because they provide the best operating conditions for your system.
The only time you might consider making any changes would be if
you discovered some incompatibility or that data was being lost
while using your system.
DRAM Timing Selectable
This field is used to select the timing of the DRAM.
By SPD
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The EEPROM on a DIMM has SPD (Serial Presence Detect) data structure that stores information
about the module such as the memory type,
memory size, memory speed, etc. When this option
is selected, the system will run according to the
information in the EEPROM. This option is the
default setting because it provides the most stable
condition for the system. The “CAS Latency Time”
to “DRAM RAS# Precharge” fields will show the
default settings by SPD.
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If you want your system to run at a performance
better than the one “by SPD”, select “Manual” then
select the best option in the “CAS Latency Time”
to “DRAM RAS# Precharge” fields.
CAS Latency Time
This field is used to select the local memory clock periods.
Active to Precharge Delay
The options are 5, 6, 7 and 8.
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
The options are 2, 3 and 4.
DRAM RAS# Precharge
This field controls RAS# precharge (in local memory clocks).
Memory Frequency For
This field is used to select the memory clock speed of the DIMM.
The system board supports DDR266, DDR333 or DDR400 when
using 800MHz FSB CPU.
DDR333 will run at 320MHz memory frequency when used with
800MHz FSB CPU. Under such circumstance, make sure this field is
set to Auto or DDR320.
Refer to chapter 1 (System Memory section) for detailed specification of the memory supported by the system board.
System Bandwidth
The options are HPS3, MPS1, MPS2, LPS1, LPS2 and LPS3.
LPS denotes Low Bandwidth for overclocking.
MPS denotes Middle Bandwidth for overclocking.
HPS denotes High Bandwidth for overclocking.
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System BIOS Cacheable
When this field is enabled, accesses to the system BIOS ROM
addressed at F0000H-FFFFFH are cached, provided that the cache
controller is enabled. The larger the range of the Cache RAM, the
higher the efficiency of the system.
Video BIOS Cacheable
As with caching the system BIOS, enabling the Video BIOS cache will
allow access to video BIOS addresssed at C0000H to C7FFFH to
be cached, if the cache controller is also enabled. The larger the range
of the Cache RAM, the faster the video performance.
Memory Hole At 15M-16M
In order to improve system performance, certain space in memory can
be reserved for ISA cards. This memory must be mapped into the
memory space below 16MB. When enabled, the CPU assumes the 1516MB memory range is allocated to the hidden ISA address range
instead of the actual system DRAM. When disabled, the CPU assumes
the 15-16MB address range actually contains DRAM memory. If more
than 16MB of system memory is installed, this field must be disabled
to provide contiguous system memory.
AGP Aperture Size (MB)
This field is relevant to the memory-mapped graphics data of the
AGP card installed in your system. Leave this in its default setting.
Init Display First
This field is used to select whether to initialize the AGP or PCI first
when the system boots.
AGP
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When the system boots, it will first initialize the AGP.
When the system boots, it will first initialize PCI.
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DRAM Data Integrity Mode
The ECC (Error Checking and Correction) function is supported only
in x72 (72-bit) PC SDRAM DIMMs. If you are using x64 (64-bit) PC
SDRAM DIMMs, set this field to Non-ECC.
Non-ECC
ECC
Uses x64 PC SDRAM DIMM.
This option allows the system to recover from memory
failure. It detects single-bit and multiple-bit errors, then
automatically corrects single-bit error.
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Integrated Peripherals
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
OnChip IDE Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
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IDE HDD Block Mode
Enabled
The IDE HDD uses the block mode. The system BIOS
will check the hard disk drive for the maximum block
size the system can transfer. The block size will depend
on the type of hard disk drive.
Disabled The IDE HDD uses the standard mode.
IDE DMA Transfer Access
This field is used to enable or disable the DMA transfer function of
an IDE hard drive.
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE and On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
These fields allow you to enable or disable the primary and secondary IDE controller. The default is Enabled. Select Disabled if you want
to add a different hard drive controller.
IDE Primary Master/Slave PIO and IDE Secondary Master PIO
PIO means Programmed Input/Output. Rather than have the BIOS
issue a series of commands to effect a transfer to or from the disk
drive, PIO allows the BIOS to tell the controller what it wants and
then let the controller and the CPU perform the complete task by
themselves. Your system supports five modes, 0 (default) to 4, which
primarily differ in timing. When Auto is selected, the BIOS will select
the best available mode after checking your drive.
Auto
Mode 0-4
The BIOS will automatically set the system according
to your hard disk drive’s timing.
You can select a mode that matches your hard disk
drive’s timing. Caution: Do not use the wrong setting
or you will have drive errors.
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IDE Primary Master/Slave UDMA and IDE Secondary Master
UDMA
These fields allow you to set the Ultra DMA in use. When Auto is
selected, the BIOS will select the best available option after checking
your hard drive or CD-ROM.
Auto
Disabled
The BIOS will automatically detect the settings for
you.
The BIOS will not detect these categories.
On-Chip Serial ATA Setting
This section is used to configure the serial ATA drives.
SATA Mode
IDE This option configures the Serial ATA drives in IDE mode.
RAID This option enables the RAID function for Serial ATA
drives.
On-Chip Serial ATA
Disabled
Auto
Disables the onboard SATA.
The system will detect the existing SATA and
IDE drives then automatically set them to the
available master/slave mode.
Combined Mode This option allows you to use both IDE and
SATA drives; allowing a maximum of 4 drives.
You must manually set the SATA drives’ master/slave mode in the “Serial ATA Port0 Mode”
and “Serial ATA Port1 Mode” fields.
Enhanced Mode This option allows you to use both IDE and
SATA drives; allowing a maximum of 6 drives.
SATA Only
This option automatically sets the SATA drives
to Primary Master and Secondar y Master
modes. Since both drives are in master mode,
you cannot set the IDE drives to Master mode.
The “Serial ATA Port0 Mode” and “Serial ATA
Port1 Mode” fields will not be configurable.
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Serial ATA Port0 Mode and Serial ATA Port1 Mode
These fields are used to select the master/slave mode of the
Serial ATA drives. Make sure they do not conflict with the settings of the IDE hard drives.
Onboard Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
USB Controller
Enabled Enables the onboard USB.
Disabled Disables the onboard USB.
USB 2.0 Controller
If you are using a USB 2.0 device, this field must be set to Enabled.
USB Keyboard Support
By default, this field is Disabled. However, if you are using a USB
keyboard under DOS, make sure to enable this function.
USB Mouse Support
This field is used to enable or disable the USB mouse.
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AC97 Audio
Auto
Select this option when using the onboard AC97 codec.
Disabled Select this option when using a PCI sound card.
Onboard LAN (Giga-LAN)
This field is used to enable or disable the Intel 82541GI Gigabit PCI
LAN.
CSA LAN (Giga-LAN)
This field is used to enable or disable the Intel 82547GI Gigabit
CSA LAN.
Super IO Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
Power On Function
This field allows you to use the keyboard or PS/2 mouse to poweron the system.
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Default setting. Uses the power button to power
on the system.
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Password
When this option is selected, set the password you
would like to use to power-on the system in the
“KB Power On Password” field.
Hot Key
When this option is selected, select the function key
you would like to use to power-on the system in
the “Hot Key Power On” field.
Mouse Left When this option is selected, double-click the left
button of the mouse to power-on the system.
Mouse Right When this option is selected, double-click the right
button of the mouse to power-on the system.
Any Key
Press any key to power-on the system.
Keyboard 98 When this option is selected, press the “wake up”
key of the Windows 98 compatible keyboard to
power-on the system.
KB Power On Password
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. Enter your password. You can enter up to 5 characters. Type in exactly the same
password to confirm, then press <Enter>.
The power button will not function once a keyboard password has
been set in this field. You must type the correct password to poweron the system. If you forgot the password, power-off the system and
remove the battery. Wait for a few seconds and install it back
before powering-on the system.
Hot Key Power On
This field is used to select a function key that you would like to use
to power-on the system.
Onboard FDC Controller
Enabled Enables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Disabled Disables the onboard floppy disk controller.
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Onboard Serial Port 1 and Onboard Serial Port 2
Auto
The system will automatically select an I/O address for
the onboard serial port 1 and serial port 2.
3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3 Allows you to manually select an I/O address for the onboard serial port 1
and serial port 2.
Disabled Disables the onboard serial port 1 and/or serial port 2.
UART Mode Select
This field is used to select the type of IrDA standard supported by
your IrDA device. For better transmission of data, your IrDA
peripheral device must be within a 30o angle and within a distance
of 1 meter.
RxD, TxD Active
The options are Hi, Lo; Lo, Hi; Lo, Lo; and Hi, Hi.
IR Transmission Delay
If this field is Enabled, transmission of data will be slower. This is
recommended when you encounter transmission problem with your
device. The options are: Enabled and Disabled.
UR2 Duplex Mode
Half
Full
Data is completely transmitted before receiving data.
Transmits and receives data simultaneously.
Use IR Pins
The options are IR-Rx2Tx2 and RxD2TxD2.
Onboard Parallel Port
378/IRQ7, 3BC/IRQ7, 278/IRQ5 Selects the I/O address and
IRQ for the onboard parallel port.
Disabled Disables the onboard parallel port.
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Parallel Port Mode
The options are SPP, EPP, ECP and ECP+EPP. These apply to a
standard specification and will depend on the type and speed of
your device. Refer to your peripheral’s manual for the best option.
SPP
Allows normal speed operation but in one direction only.
“ECP (Extended Capabilities Port)”
Allows parallel port to operate in bidirectional mode and at a
speed faster than the normal mode’s data transfer rate.
“EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port)”
Allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed.
If you selected EPP, the “EPP Mode Select” field is selectable. If you
selected ECP, the “ECP Mode Use DMA” field is selectable. If you
selected ECP+EPP, both “EPP Mode Select” and “ECP Mode Use
DMA” are selectable.
EPP Mode Select
This field is used to select the EPP mode of the parallel port.
ECP Mode Use DMA
This is used to select a DMA channel of the parallel port.
PWRON After Power-Fail
Off
When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system’s power is off. You must press the Power
button to power-on the system.
On
When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system will automatically power-on.
Former-Sts When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system will return to the state where you left off
before power failure occurs. If the system’s power is
off when AC power failure occurs, it will remain off
when power returns. If the system’s power is on
when AC power failure occurs, the system will poweron when power returns.
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Game Port Address
This field is used to select the game port’s address.
Midi Port Address
This field is used to select the midi port’s address. If you have
selected the midi port’s address, you may select its IRQ in the “Midi
Port IRQ” field.
Midi Port IRQ
This field is used to select the midi port’s IRQ.
Onboard Serial Port 3
This field is used to select the serial port 3’s I/O address.
Onboard Serial Port 3 IRQ
This field is used to select the serial port 3’s IRQ address. This field
is not configurable if the “Onboard Serial Port 3” field is set to
Disabled.
Onboard Serial Port 4
This field is used to select the serial port 4’s I/O address.
Onboard Serial Port 4 IRQ
This field is used to select the serial port 4’s IRQ address. This field
is not configurable if the “Onboard Serial Port 4” field is set to
Disabled.
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Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure your system
to most effectively save energy.
The screen above list all the fields available in the Power Management Setup
submenu, for ease of reference in this manual. In the actual CMOS setup, you have
to use the scroll bar to view the fields. The settings on the screen are for reference
only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
ACPI Function
This function should be enabled only in operating systems that support ACPI. Currently, only Windows® 98SE/2000/ME/XP supports
this function. If you want to use the Suspend to RAM function, make
sure this field is enabled then select “S3(STR)” in the “ACPI Suspend
Type” field.
ACPI Suspend Type
This field is used to select the type of Suspend mode.
S1(POS)
S3(STR)
Enables the Power On Suspend function.
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
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Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
When this field is set to Auto, the system will initialize the VGA BIOS
when it wakes up from the S3 state. This can be configured only if
the “ACPI Suspend Type” field is set to “S3(STR)”.
Power Management
This field allows you to select the type (or degree) of power saving
by changing the length of idle time that elapses before the Suspend
mode and HDD Power Down fields are activated.
Min Saving
Max Saving
User Define
Minimum power saving time for the Suspend Mode
(1 hour) and HDD Power Down (15 min.)
Maximum power saving time for the. Suspend
Mode and HDD Power Down = 1 min.
Allows you to set the power saving time in the
“Suspend Mode” and “HDD Power Down” fields.
Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
V/H SYNC + Blank This selection will cause the system to turn
off the vertical and horizontal synchronization
ports and write blanks to the video buffer.
Blank Screen This option only writes blanks to the video buffer.
DPMS
Initializes display power management signaling. Use
this option if your video board supports it.
Video Off In Suspend
This field is used to activate the video off feature when the system
enters the Suspend mode. The options are Yes and No.
Suspend Type
The options are Stop Grant and PwrOn Suspend.
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MODEM Use IRQ
This field is used to set an IRQ channel for the modem installed in
your system.
Suspend Mode
This is selectable only when the Power Management field is set to
User Define. When the system enters the Suspend mode according
to the power saving time selected, the CPU and onboard
peripherals will be shut off.
HDD Power Down
This is selectable only when the Power Management field is set to
User Define. When the system enters the HDD Power Down mode
according to the power saving time selected, the hard disk drive will
be powered down while all other devices remain active.
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
This field allows you to select the method of powering off your
system.
Delay 4 Sec. Regardless of whether the Power Management function is enabled or disabled, if the power button is
pushed and released in less than 4 sec, the system
enters the Suspend mode. The purpose of this
function is to prevent the system from powering off
in case you accidentally “hit” or pushed the power
button. Push and release again in less than 4 sec to
restore. Pushing the power button for more than 4
seconds will power off the system.
Instant-Off Pressing and then releasing the power button at
once will immediately power off your system.
CPU Thermal-Throttling
Thermal throttling regulates the thermal environment by alternating
between running the processor at full speed and placing the processor
in a sleep state whenever the upper limits of the thermal envelop are
reached.
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Wake-Up by PCI Card
Enabled
This field should be set to Enabled only if your PCI
card such as LAN card or modem card uses the PCI
PME (Power Management Event) signal to remotely
wake up the system. Access to the LAN card or PCI
card will cause the system to wake up. Refer to the
card’s documentation for more information.
Disabled The system will not wake up despite access to the PCI
card.
Power On by Ring
Set this field to Enabled to use the modem ring-on function. This will
allow your system to power-on to respond to calls coming from an
external modem.
Wake Up On LAN
Set this field to Enabled to allow the network to remotely wake up
a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC. However, if your system is in the
Suspend mode, you can wake up the system only through an IRQ
or DMA interrupt.
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
This field, when enabled, allows you to use a USB keyboard to wake
up a system that is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. This
can be configured only if the “ACPI Suspend Type” field is set to
“S3(STR)”.
Resume By Alarm
Enabled
When Enabled, you can set the date and time you
would like the Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC to
power-on in the “Date (of Month) Alarm” and “Time
(hh:mm:ss) Alarm” fields. However, if the system is being
accessed by incoming calls or the network (Resume On
Ring/LAN) prior to the date and time set in these
fields, the system will give priority to the incoming calls
or network.
Disabled Disables the automatic power-on function. (default)
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Date (of Month) Alarm
0
1-31
The system will power-on everyday according to the
time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
Select a date you would like the system to power-on.
The system will power-on on the set date, and time set
in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
This is used to set the time you would like the system to power-on.
If you want the system to power-on everyday as set in the “Date
(of Month) Alarm” field, the time set in this field must be later than
the time of the RTC set in the Standard CMOS Features submenu.
Reload Global Timer Events
When enabled, access to the specified field (Primary IDE 0/1, Secondary IDE 0/1, FDD/COM/LPT Port or PCI PIRQ[A-D]#) will
cause the system to wake up completely from the power management mode. When disabled, the system will not wake up from the
power management mode despite access to the specified field.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. It covers
some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that only
experienced users should make any changes to the default settings.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
Reset Configuration Data
Enabled The BIOS will reset the Extended System Configuration
Data (ESCD) once automatically. It will then recreate a
new set of configuration data.
Disabled The BIOS will not reset the configuration data.
Resources Controlled By
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capability to automatically
configure all of the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices.
Auto
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The system will automatically detect the settings for you.
Choose the specific IRQ in the “IRQ Resources” field
respectively.
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IRQ Resources
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The “IRQ-3” to
“IRQ-15” fields will appear. Set each system interrupt to either PCI
Device or Reserved.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This field determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can
work with PCI/VGA or not. The default value is Disabled.
Enabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA.
Disabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards does not work with PCI/
VGA.
INT Pin 1 Assignment to INT Pin 8 Assignment
By default, an IRQ is automatically assigned to the PCI devices that
are installed in the PCI slots.
If a PCI device has not been assigned an IRQ, you must manually
assign an IRQ for the device. During system boot-up, you will see
“NA” for the device that does not have an IRQ assigned.
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PC Health Status
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
Current System Temperature, Current CPU Temperature, CPU Fan,
Chassis Fan and 2nd Fan
These fields show the internal temperature of the system, current
temperature of the CPU, and the current fan speed of the cooling fans
in RPM (Revolutions Per Minute).
Vcore
These fields show the voltage of the processor.
1.5V, 3.3V, 5V, 12V, VBAT(V) and 5VSB(V)
These fields show the output voltage of the power supply.
Note:
The onboard hardware monitor function is capable of detecting
“system health” conditions but if you want a warning message
to pop-up or a warning alarm to sound when an abnormal
condition occurs, you must install the Hardware Monitor for
Windows utility. This utility is included in the CD that came with
the system board. Refer to the Hardware Monitor for Windows
section in chapter 4 for more information.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
CPU Clock Ratio
This field is used to select the CPU’s frequency ratio.
Important:
The frequency ratio of some processors may have been locked
by the manufacturer. If you are using this kind of processor,
setting an extended ratio for the processor will have no effect.
The system will instead use its factory default ratio.
Auto Detect PCI Clk
When enabled, the system will automatically send clock signals to
existing PCI devices.
Spread Spectrum
Leave this field in its default setting. Do not alter this setting unless
advised by an engineer or technician.
Async AGP/PCI CLK
This field is used to select the bus clock of the AGP and PCI.
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CPU Clock
This field provides several options for selecting the external system
bus clock of the processor. The available options allow you to adjust
the processor’s bus clock by 1MHz increment.
Important:
Selecting an external bus clock other than the default setting
may result to the processor’s or system’s instability and are not
guaranteed to provide better system performance.
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Load Fail-Safe Defaults
The “Load Fail-Safe Defaults” option loads the troubleshooting
default values permanently stored in the ROM chips. These settings
are not optimal and turn off all high performance features. You
should use these values only if you have hardware problems.
Highlight this option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
If you want to proceed, type <Y> and press <Enter>. The default
settings will be loaded.
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Load Optimized Defaults
The “Load Optimized Defaults” option loads optimized settings from
the BIOS ROM. Use the default values as standard values for your
system. Highlight this option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
Type <Y> and press <Enter> to load the Setup default values.
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Set Supervisor Password
If you want to protect your system and setup from unauthorized
entry, set a supervisor’s password with the “System” option selected
in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want to protect access to
setup only, but not your system, set a supervisor’s password with the
“Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. You will not
be prompted for a password when you cold boot the system.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and
press <Enter>.
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the
password function, highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and press
<Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key
to return to the main menu.
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Set User Password
If you want another user to have access only to your system but
not to setup, set a user’s password with the “System” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want a user to enter a
password when trying to access setup, set a user’s password with
the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features.
Using user’s password to enter Setup allows a user to access only
“Set User Password” that appears in the main menu screen. Access
to all other options is denied.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set User Password” and press
<Enter>.
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the
password function, highlight “Set User Password” and press <Enter>,
instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key to return
to the main menu.
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Save & Exit Setup
When all the changes have been made, highlight “Save & Exit Setup”
and press <Enter>.
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The modifications you have made will
be written into the CMOS memory, and the system will reboot. You
will once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make additional changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc>
simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
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Exit Without Saving
When you do not want to save the changes you have made,
highlight “Exit Without Saving” and press <Enter>.
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The system will reboot and you will
once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make any changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc> simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
Intel RAID BIOS Setting Utility
The Intel RAID BIOS Setting Utility is used to configure and manage
RAID on Serial ATA drives.
Important:
Before you run the Intel RAID BIOS Setting Utility, make sure
the Serial ATA settings in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“OnChip IDE Device” section) of the Award BIOS is configured
properly.
After you power up the system and all hard disk drives have been
detected, the Intel RAID BIOS status message screen will appear.
Press the <Ctrl> and <I> keys simultaneously to enter the utility.
The utility allows you to build a RAID system with Windows® XP or
Windows® 2000 installed on a RAID 0 or RAID 1 Volume using
two Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives.
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Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash
utility, AWDFLASH.EXE. Please contact technical support or your
sales representative for the files.
Note:
AWDFLASH.EXE works only in DOS mode.
1. Save the new BIOS file along with the flash utility
AWDFLASH.EXE to a floppy disk.
2. Reboot the system and enter the Award BIOS Setup Utility to
set the first boot drive to “Floppy”.
3. Save the setting and reboot the system.
4. After the system booted from the floppy disk, execute the flash
utility by typing AWDFLASH.EXE. The following screen will appear.
Award BIOS Flash Utility V.8.15B
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
(The current BIOS information will appear in this area.)
File Name to Program :
5. Type the new BIOS file name onto the gray area that is next to
“File Name to Program” then press <Enter>.
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6. The following will appear.
Do You Want to Save BIOS (Y/N)
This question refers to the current existing BIOS in your system.
We recommend that you save the current BIOS and its flash
utility; just in case you need to reinstall the BIOS. To save the
current BIOS, press <Y> then enter the file name of the current
BIOS. Otherwise, press <N>.
7. The following will then appear.
Press “Y” to Program or “N” to Exit
8. Press <Y> to flash the new BIOS.
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Chapter 4 - Supported Software
Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities
and software applications required to enhance the performance of
the system board.
Insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main
Board Utility CD) will appear. If after inserting the CD, "Autorun"
did not automatically start (which is, the Main Board Utility CD
screen did not appear), please go directly to the root directory
of the CD and double-click "Setup".
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Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility is used for updating
Windows's INF files so that the Intel chipset can be recognized and
configured properly in the system.
To install the utility, please follow the steps below.
1. Click “Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility” on the main
menu. The following screen will appear.
2. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
3. Reboot the system for the utility to take effect.
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Audio Drivers
To install the driver, please follow the steps below.
1. Click “Audio Drivers”. The following screen will appear.
2. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
3. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
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LAN Drivers
To install the driver, please follow the steps below.
1. Click “LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
2. Click “Wired LAN Adapters”. The following screen will appear.
3. Click “Install Software”. This will install the LAN application
software. After installing the software, run the application software by double-clicking the icon on the lower right of the
taskbar. The “Intel(R) PROSet II” screen will appear. For more
information about using the utility, click “View User Guide” on
the screen above.
4. Go back to the screen above to install the LAN driver. Click
“Install Base Driver”.
5. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
6. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
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Hardware Monitor for Windows
Hardware Monitor for Windows is capable of monitoring the
system’s hardware conditions such as the temperature of the CPU
and system, voltage, and speed of the cooling fans. It also allows you
to manually set a range to the items being monitored. If the values
are over or under the set range, a warning message will pop-up. The
utility can also be configured so that a beeping alarm will sound
whenever an error occurs. We recommend that you use the “Default
Setting” which is the ideal setting that would keep the system in
good working condition.
To install the utility, please follow the steps below.
1. Click “Hardware Monitor for Windows”. The screen below will
appear.
2. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
3. Restart the system.
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Microsoft DirectX 9 Driver
To install, please follow the steps below.
1. Click “Microsoft DirectX 9 Driver” on the main menu. The
following screen will appear.
2. Click “I accept the agreement” then click “Next”.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
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RAID Configuration and 6300ESB RAID Drivers
The following describes the steps on configuring RAID.
1. Set the “On-Chip Serial ATA” field to “Enhanced Mode”. (Integrated Peripherals submenu - OnChip IDE Device” section of the
Award BIOS.)
2. Set the “SATA Mode” field to “RAID”. (Integrated Peripherals
submenu - OnChip IDE Device” section of the Award BIOS.)
3. Reboot the PC.
4. When the system powers-up, press the <Ctrl> and <I> keys
simultaneously to run the Intel RAID BIOS Setting Utility. The
utility is used to configure the Serial ATA drives to RAID 0 or
RAID 1.
5. Install the Intel 6300ESB RAID driver.
If you are in the process of installing Windows ® XP or
Windows® 2000 on RAID configured Serial ATA drives, you will
need the provided Intel RAID floppy diskette. If you are installing
the driver on existing Windows® XP or Windows® 2000, install
“Intel Application Accelerator” that is in the provided CD.
Installing the RAID Driver While Installing Windows® XP or
Windows® 2000
The steps below will instruct you on installing the RAID driver while
in the process of installing Windows® XP or Windows® 2000 on a
RAID 0 or RAID 1 Volume Serial ATA drives.
1. Start Windows Setup by booting from the installation CD.
2. Press <F6> when prompted at the beginning of Windows setup.
3. Press <S> to select “Specify Additional Device”.
4. At this point you should be prompted to insert a floppy disk
containing the Intel 6300ESB RAID driver. Insert the provided
floppy diskette.
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5. Select “Intel® 6300ESB SATA RAID Controller” from the list then
press <Enter>.
6. The next screen should confirm that you have selected the
Intel(r) RAID controller. Press <Enter> again to continue.
7. Finish the Windows installation. Leave the floppy disk in the
floppy drive until the system reboots itself. Windows setup will
need to copy the files from the floppy disk again after the RAID
volume is formatted, then Windows setup starts copying files.
Installing the RAID Driver Under Existing Windows® XP or
Windows® 2000
To install:
1. Click “Intel Application Accelerator” on the main menu. The
following screen will appear.
2. Follow the installation instructions shown on the screen.
3. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
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Rebuilding a RAID Array
Rebuilding is used to reconstruct an existing RAID array. It is the
process of recovering data by copying all data from one hard drive
to another. Data is then synchronized between the two hard drives.
1. Run the Intel Application Accelerator utility. If you have previously
created a RAID array, the Intel Storage Utility screen will show
that the status of RAID Volume 1 is “Normal”. The “RAID Hard
Drives” section will also show the two hard drives that are in the
array.
2. If one of the hard drives is damaged, a message on the taskbar
will appear informing you that a hard drive in the RAID volume
is missing.
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3. Run the Intel Storage Utility screen. It will show that the status of
RAID Volume 1 is “Degraded” and the damaged hard drive is a
“Missing Hard Drive”.
4. To rebuild the RAID array, you must first install a new hard drive.
The newly installed hard drive will appear under the “Non-RAID
Hard Drives” section.
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5. Click the right button of your mouse on the new hard drive.
“Rebuild to this Disk” will appear. Click to select the rebuild
function.
6. Select the hard drive you want to use to rebuild the RAID 1
volume then click “Next”.
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7. The hard drive you have selected will appear in the “RAID Hard
Drives” section with the rebuilding status of RAID Volume 1
shown on the screen.
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Intel USB 2.0 Drivers
Windows® XP
If your Windows® XP CD already includes Service Pack 1, the USB
2.0 driver will automatically install when you install the operating
system. If the CD does not include Service Pack 1, it is available for
download at Microsoft’s Windows Update website.
Windows® 2000
If your Windows® 2000 CD already includes Service Pack 4, the
USB 2.0 driver will automatically install when you install the operating
system. If the CD does not include Service Pack 4, it is available for
download at Microsoft’s Windows Update website.
Installation Notes
1. "Autorun" ONLY supports the Windows 98 SE, Windows ME,
Windows  2000, Windows NT  4.0 and Windows  XP
operating systems. If after inserting the CD, "Autorun" did not
automatically start (which is, the Main Board Utility CD screen
did not appear), please go directly to the root directory of the
CD and double-click "Setup".
2. All steps or procedures to install software drivers are subject
to change without notice as the softwares are occassionally
updated. Please contact technical support or your sales representative for the latest version of the drivers or software applications.
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Enabling Hyper-Threading Technology
Appendix A - Enabling Hyper-Threading Technology
A.1 Enabling Hyper-Threading Technology
To enable the functionality of the Hyper-Threading Technology, please
follow the requirements and steps below. Basically, the following
presumes that you have already installed an Intel® Pentium® 4
Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology.
1. The system requires a minimum of 300 Watt ATX 12V power
supply.
2. Aside from installing a CPU fan on the Intel® Pentium® 4
Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, make sure to install
cooling fans. The system requires adequate airflow throughout the
chassis to prevent overheating the processor.
3. The “CPU Hyper-Threading” field in the Advanced BIOS Features
submenu of the Award BIOS setup will appear. Make sure this
field is set to Enabled.
4. Currently, only Windows® XP supports the Hyper-Threading
Technology. If this OS has been previously installed, you must
REINSTALL it.
5. After installing Windows® XP, please check the following to
ensure that the operating system has been properly installed.
a. Click Start, point to Settings then click Control Panel.
b. Double-click the System icon. The System Properties dialog
box will appear.
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c. Click the General tab. The processor shown under Computer
should resemble the one shown below.
d. Now click the Hardware tab then click Device Manager. The
items shown under Computer and Processors should
resemble the ones shown below.
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e. Lastly, press the <Ctr l> <Alt> and <Del> keys
simultaneously. The Windows Task Manager dialog box will
appear. Click the Performance tab. The diagram under CPU
Usage History should resemble the one shown below.
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System Error Message
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Appendix B - System Error Message
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to
correct something, either a beep code will sound or a message will
be displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the message,
PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or DEL TO ENTER
SETUP, will be shown in the information box at the bottom. Enter
Setup to correct the error.
B.1 POST Beep
There are two kinds of beep codes in the BIOS. One code indicates
that a video error has occured and the BIOS cannot initialize the
video screen to display any additional information. This beep code
consists of a single long beep followed by three short beeps. The
other code indicates that a DRAM error has occured. This beep
code consists of a single long beep.
B.2 Error Messages
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the
BIOS detects an error during the POST. This list indicates the error
messages for all Awards BIOSes:
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
Caution:
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
battery manufacturer’s instructions.
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has
become corrupt. This error may have been caused by a weak
battery. Check the battery and replace if necessary.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The display switch on the motherboard can be set to either
monochrome or color. This indicates the switch is set to a different
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setting than indicated in Setup. Determine which setting is correct,
either turn off the system and change the jumper or enter Setup and
change the VIDEO selection.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
Floppy type mismatch.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
HDD initialization error.
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Sector Verify failed.
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller is
pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
correctly and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
Manufacturing POST loop
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the keyboard
controller is pull low. This is also used for the M/B burn in test at the
factory.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
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Appendix C - Troubleshooting
C.1 Troubleshooting Checklist
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems
that you may encounter with your personal computer. To efficiently
troubleshoot your system, treat each problem individually. This is to
ensure an accurate diagnosis of the problem in case a problem has
multiple causes.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter
problems while using your system are listed below.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
3. The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are
connected is working. Test the outlet by plugging in a lamp or
other electrical device.
4. The monitor is turned on.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted
properly.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system
and is set up correctly.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2. Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly
attached to the monitor and the other end is plugged into a
working AC outlet. If necessary, try another outlet.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the
monitor and the system’s display adapter.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s
brightness control knob.
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The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1. The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical
sync.
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that
may be creating a magnetic field around the display.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported
by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
1. If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor
may need to be turned off. Fluorescent lights adjacent to the
monitor may also cause screen wavering.
Power Supply
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
1. Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live
outlet and the other end properly plugged into the back of the
system.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is
set for the correct type of voltage you are using.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord
and install a new one if necessary.
Floppy Drive
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1. The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette
and try again.
2. The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not
write-protected.
3. You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path
statement to make sure you are writing to the targeted drive.
4. There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another
diskette with adequate storage space.
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Hard Drive
Hard disk failure.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has
been entered in the BIOS.
2. If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the
bootable (first) hard drive is configured as Master and the
second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard drive
must have an active/bootable partition.
Excessively long formatting period.
1. If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to
format, it is likely a cable connection problem. However, if your
hard drive has a large capacity, it will take a longer time to
format.
Parallel Port
The parallel printer doesn’t respond when you try to print.
1. Make sure that your printer is turned on and that the printer is
on-line.
2. Make sure your software is configured for the right type of
printer attached.
3. Verify that the onboard LPT port’s I/O address and IRQ settings
are configured correctly.
4. Verify that the attached device works by attaching it to a parallel
port that is working and configured correctly. If it works, the
printer can be assumed to be in good condition. If the printer
remains inoperative, replace the printer cable and try again.
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Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is
outputting garbled characters.
1. Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that
the device is on-line.
2. Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on
the rear of the computer.
3. Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a
serial 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.
System Board
1. Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion
slot. If the add-in card is loose, power off the system, re-install
the card and power up the system.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are
properly set.
3. Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the
memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
5. If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface
and seat all socketed components. Gently press each component
into the socket.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and
load the BIOS defaults.
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Appendix D - Watchdog Timer
D.1 Watchdog Timer
The following parameters are references for setting the time interval
of the Watchdog Timer function. The system will regularly be “cleared”
according to the set time interval. If the system hangs or fails to
function, it will also reset according to the time interval so that your
system will continue to operate.
mov dx,02e <Enter>
mov al,87 <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
mov dx,02e <Enter>
mov al,07 <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
inc dx <Enter>
inc al <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
dec dx <Enter>
mov al,f6 <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
inc dx <Enter>
mov al,xy <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
“XY” is the Watchdog Time count value for the “00h to “FFh” range
wherein the time can be set from 0 sec. to 255 sec.
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