GA-8GNXP-D
Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 Processor Motherboard
User's Manual
Rev. 1002
12ME-8GNXPD-1002
Motherboard
GA-8GNXP-D
Jun. 11, 2004
Motherboard
GA-8GNXP-D
Jun. 11, 2004
Copyright
© 2004 GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
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Table of Contents
GA-8GNXP-D Motherboard Layout ............................................................................... 6
Block Diagram ............................................................................................................... 7
Chapter 1 Hardware Installation ................................................................................... 9
1-1
1-2
1-3
Considerations Prior to Installation ................................................................. 9
Feature Summary .......................................................................................... 10
Installation of the CPU and Heatsink ............................................................ 12
1-3-1
1-3-2
Installation of the CPU .......................................................................................... 12
Installation of the Heatsink ................................................................................... 13
1-4
Installing/Removing Cool-Plus (Northbridge Cooling Fan) ........................... 14
1-5
1-6
Installation of Memory ................................................................................... 14
Installation of Expansion Cards .................................................................... 16
1-7
1-8
I/O Back Panel Introduction .......................................................................... 17
Connectors Introduction ................................................................................ 18
Chapter 2 BIOS Setup ............................................................................................... 29
The Main Menu (For example: BIOS Ver. : F1) ....................................................... 30
2-1 Standard CMOS Features ............................................................................. 32
2-2
2-3
Advanced BIOS Features ............................................................................. 34
Integrated Peripherals ................................................................................... 36
2-4
2-5
Power Management Setup ............................................................................ 39
PnP/PCI Configurations ................................................................................ 41
2-6
2-7
PC Health Status ........................................................................................... 42
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) ...................................................................... 44
2-8
2-9
Load Fail-Safe Defaults ................................................................................ 46
Load Optimized Defaults ............................................................................... 46
2-10 Set Supervisor/User Password ..................................................................... 47
2-11 Save & Exit Setup ......................................................................................... 48
2-12 Exit Without Saving ....................................................................................... 48
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Chapter 3 Drivers Installation ..................................................................................... 49
3-1
3-2
Install Chipset Drivers ................................................................................... 49
Software Applications .................................................................................... 50
3-3
3-4
Driver CD Information ................................................................................... 50
Hardware Information .................................................................................... 51
3-5
Contact Us ..................................................................................................... 51
Chapter 4 Appendix ................................................................................................... 53
4-1
Unique Software Utilities ............................................................................... 53
4-1-1
4-1-2
4-1-3
4-1-4
4-2
Xpress Recovery Introduction .............................................................................. 54
Flash BIOS Method Introduction .......................................................................... 57
Serial ATA BIOS Setting Utility Introduction ......................................................... 68
2- / 4- / 6- / 8- Channel Audio Function Introduction ........................................... 75
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................. 80
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DDRII6
DDRII5
DDRII4
DDRII3
VRM_CONN
KB_MS
DDRII2
DDRII1
GA-8GNXP-D Motherboard Layout
SPDIF_O
LGA775
USB
LAN1
USB
LAN2
VGA
LPT
GA-8GNXP-D
SPDIF_I
PWR_FAN
ATX
ATX_12V
AUDIO1
Intel 915G
CPU_FAN
AUDIO2
Marvell
8001
NB_FAN
FDD
PCIE_16
Broadcom
5751
CLR_CMOS
IDE
AZALIA_FP
SATA4_SB
SATA3_SB
PCIE_1
CODEC
BAT
Main
BIOS
PCIE_2
CD_IN
Intel ICH6R
SYS_FAN
SATA2_SB
SATA1_SB
TSB82AA2
PCIE_3
Backup
BIOS
IT8712
IR
TSB81BA3
PCI1
F_PANEL
CY7C6564D
SiI3114
PWR_LED
PCI2
F2_1394
F_USB3
F_USB2
F_USB1
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SATA4_SII
SATA3_SII
SATA2_SII
F1_1394
F_USB4
SATA1_SII
COMA
Block Diagram
PCI-ECLK
(100MHz)
VGA
CPUCLK+/-(200/133MHz)
LGA775
Processor
Host
Interface
PCI Express x16
3 PCI Express x 1 Ports
PCI-ECLK
(100MHz)
Intel
915G
GMCH
DDRII 533/400MHz DIMM
Dual Channel Memory
GMCHCLK (133/200MHz)
66MHz
33MHz
14.318MHz
48MHz
RJ45
Broadcom
5751
Dual BIOS
4 Serial ATA
PCI Express x 1 Bus
Intel
ICH6R
PCI Bus
4 Serial ATA
SiI3114
ATA33/66/100 IDE Channels
Marvell TSB82AA2
8001
TSB81BA3
Floppy
CY7C6564D
RJ45
2 PCI
PCICLK
(33MHz)
Surround Speaker Out
Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
MIC
Line-Out
Line-In
SPDIF In
SPDIF Out
3 IEEE1394b
CODEC
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8 USB
Ports
IT 8712
LPT Port
COM Port
24MHz
33MHz
PS/2 KB/Mouse
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Chapter 1 Hardware Installation
Considerations Prior to Installation
Preparing Your Computer
The motherboard contains numerous delicate electronic circuits and components which can
become damaged as a result of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Thus, prior to installation, please
follow the instructions below:
1. Please turn off the computer and unplug its power cord.
2. When handling the motherboard, avoid touching any metal leads or connectors.
3. It is best to wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) cuff when handling electronic components
(CPU, RAM).
4. Prior to installing the electronic components, please have these items on top of an antistatic
pad or within a electrostatic shielding container.
5. Please verify that you the power supply is switched off before unplugging the power supply
connector from the motherboard.
Installation Notices
1. Prior to installation, please do not remove the stickers on the motherboard. These stickers
are required for warranty validation.
2. Prior to the installation of the motherboard or any hardware, please first carefully read the
information in the provided manual.
3. Before using the product, please verify that all cables and power connectors are connected.
4. To prevent damage to the motherboard, please do not allow screws to come in contact with
the motherboard circuit or its components.
5. Please make sure there are no leftover screws or metal components placed on the motherboard
or within the computer casing.
6. Please do not place the computer system on an uneven surface.
7. Turning on the computer power during the installation process can lead to damage to system
components as well as physical harm to the user.
8. If you are uncertain about any installation steps or have a problem related to the use of the
product, please consult a certified computer technician.
Instances of Non-Warranty
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Damage due to natural disaster, accident or human cause.
Damage as a result of violating the conditions recommended in the user manual.
Damage due to improper installation.
Damage due to use of uncertified components.
Damage due to use exceeding the permitted parameters.
Product determined to be an unofficial Gigabyte product.
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Feature Summary
CPU
IDE Connections
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Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
FDD Connections
Onboard SATA
Š
Š
Peripherals
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Chipset
Memory
Slots
Onboard VGA
Onboard LAN
Onboard Audio
Š
Š
Supports the latest Intel ® Pentium® 4 LGA775 CPU
Supports 800/533MHz FSB
L2 cache varies with CPU
Northbridge: Intel® 915G Express Chipset
Southbridge: Intel ® ICH6R
6 DDR II DIMM memory slots (supports up to 4GB memory) (Note 1)
Supports dual channel DDR II 533/400 unbuffered DIMM
Supports 1.8V DDR II DIMM
1 PCI Express x 16 slot
3 PCI Express x 1 slots
2 PCI slots
1 IDE connection (UDMA 33/ATA 66/ATA 100), allows connection of
2 IDE devices
1 FDD connection, allows connection of 2 FDD devices
8 Serial ATA ports :
4 ports from ICH6Rcontroller (SATA1_SB, SATA2_SB, SATA3_SB, SATA4_SB);
4 ports from SiI3114 controller (SATA1_SII, SATA2_SII, SATA3_SII, SATA4_SII)
1 parallel port supporting Normal/EPP/ECP mode
1 serial port (onboard COMA), 1 VGA port
11 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (rear x 4, front x 7 via cable)
3 IEEE1394b ports (requires cable)
1 front audio connector
1 IR connector
1 PS/2 keyboard port
1 PS/2 mouse port
Built-in Intel® 915G
Onboard Marvell 8001 chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) (LAN1)
Onboard Broadcom 5751 chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) (LAN2)
2 RJ 45 ports
ALC880 CODEC
Supports Jack Sensing function
Supports 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 channel audio
Supports Line In ; Line Out (Front Speaker Out) ; MIC ; Surround Speaker Out
(Rear Speaker Out) ; Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out ;
Side Speaker Out connection
SPDIF In/Out connection
CD In connection
(Note 1) Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and
therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.
For example, 4 GB of memory size will instead be shown as 3.xxGB memory during system startup.
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Onboard SATA RAID
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
BIOS
Additional Features
Overclocking
Form Factor
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
Š
IT8712
System voltage detection
CPU temperature detection
CPU / System / Power fan speed detection
CPU warning temperature
CPU / System / Power fan failure warning
CPU smart fan control
Onboard ICH6R chipset
- supports data striping (RAID 0) or mirroring (RAID 1) function
- supports JBOD function
- supports data transfer rate of up 150 MB
- supports hot plugging function
- supports a maximum of 4 SATA connections
- supported on the Win 2000/XP operating systems
Onboard Silicon Image SiI3114 chipset
- supports data striping (RAID 0), mirroring (RAID 1) or
striping + mirroring (RAID 0+1)
- supports data transfer rate of up 150 MB
- supports hot plugging function
- supports a maximum of 4 SATA connections
supported on the Win 2000/XP/NT/98/Me operating systems
Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
Supports Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
Supports U-Plus DPS
Supports @BIOS
Supports EasyTune
Over Voltage via BIOS (CPU/ DDR II/ PCI-E)
Over Clock via BIOS (CPU/ DDR II)
ATX form factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm
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I/O Control
Hardware Monitor
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1-3
Installation of the CPU and Heatsink
Before installing the CPU, please comply with the following conditions:
1. Please make sure that the motherboard supports the CPU.
2. Please take note of the one indented corner of the CPU. If you install the CPU in the wrong
direction, the CPU will not insert properly. If this occurs, please change the insert direction
of the CPU.
3. Please add an even layer of heat sink paste between the CPU and heatsink.
4. Please make sure the heatsink is installed on the CPU prior to system use, otherwise
overheating and permanent damage of the CPU may occur.
5. Please set the CPU host frequency in accordance with the processor specifications. It is not
recommended that the system bus frequency be set beyond hardware specifications since it
does not meet the required standards for the peripherals. If you wish to set the frequency
beyond the proper specifications, please do so according to your hardware specifications
including the CPU, graphics card, memory, hard drive, etc.
HT functionality requirement content :
Enabling the functionality of Hyper-Threading Technology for your computer system requires all
of the following platform 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 operation system that has optimizations for HT Technology
1-3-1 Installation of the CPU
Metal Lever
Fig. 1
Gently lift the metal
lever located on the
CPU socket to the
upright position.
Fig. 2
Remove the plastic
covering on the CPU
socket.
Fig. 3
Notice the small gold
colored triangle located
on the edge of the CPU
socket. Align the
indented corner of the
Fig. 4
Once the CPU is
properly inserted,
please replace the
plastic covering and
push the metal lever
back into its original
position.
CPU with the triangle and gently insert the CPU into
position. (Grasping the CPU firmly between your
thumb and forefinger, carefully place it into the socket
in a straight and downwards motion. Avoid twisting or
bending motions that might cause damage to the CPU
during installation.)
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Male Push Pin
The top of Female Push Pin
Female Push Pin
Fig.1
Please apply an even layer of heatsink paste on
the surface of the installed CPU.
Fig. 2
(Turning the push pin along the direction of arrow is
to remove the heatsink, on the contrary, is to install.)
Please note the direction of arrow sign on the male
push pin doesn't face inwards before installation. (This
instruction is only for Intel boxed fan)
Fig. 3
Place the heatsink atop the CPU and make sure
the push pins aim to the pin hole on the
motherboard. Pressing down the push pins
diagonally.
Fig. 4
Please make sure the Male and Female push pin are
joined closely. (for detailed installation instructions,
please refer to the heatsink installation section of the
user manual)
Fig. 5
Please check the back of motherboard after
installing. If the push pin is inserted as the picture,
the installation is complete.
Fig. 6
Finally, please attach the power connector of the
heatsink to the CPU fan header located on the
motherboard.
The heatsink may adhere to the CPU as a result of hardening of the heatsink paste. To prevent
such an occurrence, it is suggested that either thermal tape rather than heat sink paste be used for
heat dissipation or using extreme care when removing the heatsink.
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1-3-2 Installation of the Heatsink
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1-4
Installing/Removing Cool-Plus (Northbridge Cooling Fan)
Fig.1
To attach Cool-Plus to
a heatsink, align the
extensions on both
sides with the grooves
in the heatsink as
shown. Firmly press
down until it snaps into
position.
Fig.2
Once the fan is properly
affixed onto the
heatsink, plug the
power cable into the
NB_FAN connector.
Fig.3
Before proceeding, first check to make sure that the fan's power cable is
disconnected. Then, while applying pressure to the top of the fan, carefully
use a screwdriver to dislodge the extension on one side.
Exerting too much pressure on the fan during removal might cause
the side extensions to break-off.
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Installation of Memory
Before installing the memory modules, please comply with the following conditions:
1. Please make sure that the memory used is supported by the motherboard. It is
recommended that memory of similar capacity, specifications and brand be used.
2. Before installing or removing memory modules, please make sure that the computer power
is switched off to prevent hardware damage.
3. Memory modules have a foolproof insertion design. A memory module can be installed in
only one direction. If you are unable to insert the module, please switch the direction.
The motherboard supports DDR II memory modules, whereby BIOS will automatically detect memory
capacity and specifications. Memory modules are designed so that they can be inserted only in one direction.
The memory capacity used can differ with each slot.
Notch
DDR II
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Fig.2
Close the plastic clip at both edges of the DIMM sockets to lock the DIMM
module.
Reverse the installation steps when you wish to remove the DIMM module.
Dual Channel DDR II
GA-8GNXP-D supports the Dual Channel Technology. After operating the Dual
Channel Technology, the bandwidth of Memory Bus will add double up to
8.5GB/s.
GA-8GNXP-D includes 6 DIMM sockets, and each Channel has three DIMM sockets as following:
Channel A : DDR II 1, DDR II 2, DDR II 3
Channel B : DDR II 4, DDR II 5, DDR II 6
If you want to operate the Dual Channel Technology, please note the following explanations due to the
limitation of Intel chipset specifications.
1. Dual channel memory cannot be used if one, three or five DDR II memory modules are installed.
2. If two DDR II memory modules are installed (same storage capacity), one must be added to the
Channel A slot and the other in the Channel B slot in order to use dual channel memory. Dual
channel memory cannot function if both DDR II memory modules are installed on the same channel.
3. If four DDR II memory modules are installed (same storage capacity), one pair must be added to
the Channel A slot and the other pair in the Channel B in order to use dual channel memory.
4. If six DDR II memory modules are installed, please use memory of the same storage capacity in
order to use dual channel memory and for BIOS to detect all the DDR II memory modules. Please
follow the order below :
DDR II 1: single/double-sided memory
DDR II 2: single-sided memory
DDR II 3: single-sided memory
DDR II 4: single/double-sided memory (If DDR II 1 is double-sided memory, then DDR II 4 must
also be double-sided memory)
DDR II 5: single-sided memory
DDR II 6: single-sided memory
We'll strongly recommend our user to slot two DDR memory modules into the DIMMs with the same color in
order for Dual Channel Technology to work.
The following table is for Dual Channel Technology combination: (DS: Double Side, SS: Single Side)
2 memory module
4 memory module
6 memory module
DDR II 1
DS/SS
DDR II 2
X
DDR II 3
X
DDR II 4
DS/SS
DDR II 5
X
DDR II 6
X
X
X
DS/SS
X
X
DS/SS
X
X
DS/SS
X
X
DS/SS
DS/SS
DS/SS
DS/SS
SS
X
SS
DS/SS
DS/SS
DS/SS
SS
X
SS
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Fig.1
The DIMM socket has a notch, so the DIMM memory module can only fit
in one direction. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMM
socket. Then push it down.
English
1-6
Installation of Expansion Cards
You can install your expansion card by following the steps outlined below:
1. Read the related expansion card's instruction document before install the expansion card into the
computer.
2. Remove your computer's chassis cover, screws and slot bracket from the computer.
3. Press the expansion card firmly into expansion slot in motherboard.
4. Be sure the metal contacts on the card are indeed seated in the slot.
5. Replace the screw to secure the slot bracket of the expansion card.
6. Replace your computer's chassis cover.
7. Power on the computer, if necessary, setup BIOS utility of expansion card from BIOS.
8. Install related driver from the operating system.
Installing a PCI Express x 16 expansion card:
Please carefully pull out the small whitedrawable bar at the end of the PCI Express
x 16 slot when you try to install/uninstall the
VGA card. Please align the VGA card to the
onboard PCI Express x 16 slot and press
firmly down on the slot. Make sure your VGA
card is locked by the small white-drawable
bar.
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I/O Back Panel Introduction
English
1-7
PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connector
To install a PS/2 port keyboard and mouse, plug the mouse to the upper port (green) and the keyboard to the
lower port (purple).
Parallel Port
The parallel port allows connection of a printer, scanner and other peripheral devices.
SPDIF_O (SPDIF Out)
The SPDIF output is capable of providing digital audio to external speakers or compressed AC3 data to
an external Dolby Digital Decoder.
SPDIF_I (SPDIF In)
Use SPDIF In feature only when your device has digital output function.
VGA Port
Monitor can be connected to VGA port.
LAN Port 1
The provided Internet connection is Gigabit Ethernet, providing data transfer speeds of 10/100/1000Mbps.
LAN Port 2
The provided Internet connection is Gigabit Ethernet(PCI Express Gigabit), providing data transfer speeds
of 10/100/1000Mbps.
USB port
Before you connect your device(s) into USB connector(s), please make sure your device(s) such as
USB keyboard, mouse, scanner, zip, speaker...etc. have a standard USB interface. Also make sure
your OS supports USB controller. If your OS does not support USB controller, please contact OS ven
dor for possible patch or driver upgrade. For more information please contact your OS or device(s)
vendors.
Line In
Devices like CD-ROM, walkman etc. can be connected to Line In jack.
Line Out (Front Speaker Out)
Connect the stereo speakers, earphone or front surround speakers to this connector.
MIC In
Microphone can be connected to MIC In jack.
Rear Speaker Out
Connect the rear surround speakers to this connector.
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Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
Connect the Center/Subwoofer speakers to this connector.
Side Speaker Out
Connect the side surround speakers to this connector.
You can use audio software to configure 2-/4-/6-/8-channel audio functioning.
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Connectors Introduction
1 3
5
2
6
13
8
7
19
20
4
14
17
9
11
18
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
16
15
ATX_12V
ATX (Power Connector)
CPU_FAN
SYS_FAN
PWR_FAN
NB_FAN
FDD
IDE
SATA1_SB/SATA2_SB/SATA3_SB/SATA4_SB
SATA1_SII/SATA2_SII/SATA3_SII/SATA4_SII
GA-8GNXP-D Motherboard
11)
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)
17)
18)
19)
20)
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10
12
PWR_LED
F_PANEL
AZALIA_FP
CD_IN
F_USB1 / F_USB2 / F_USB3 / F_USB4
F1_1394 / F2_1394
IR
COMA
CLR_CMOS
BAT
ATX_12V/ATX (Power Connector)
With the use of the power connector, the power supply can supply enough stable power to all the
components on the motherboard. Before connecting the power connector, please make sure that all
components and devices are properly installed. Align the power connector with its proper location on
the motherboard and connect tightly.
The ATX_12V power connector mainly supplies power to the CPU. If the ATX_12V power connector
is not connected, the system will not start.
Caution!
Please use a power supply that is able to handle the system voltage requirements. It is
recommended that a power supply that can withstand high power consumption be used (300W or
greater). If a power supply is used that does not provide the required power, the result can lead to an
unstable system or a system that is unable to start.
Please remove the sticker on the motherboard before plugging in while the ATX power supplier is 24
pins; Otherwise, please do not remove it.
4
3
13
24
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2
Pin No.
1
1
12
Definition
1
2
GND
GND
3
4
+12V
+12V
Pin No.
1
Definition
3.3V
2
3
3.3V
GND
4
5
VCC
GND
6
7
VCC
GND
8
9
Power Good
5V SB(stand by +5V)
10
11
+12V
+12V
12
13
3.3V(Only for 24pins ATX)
3.3V
14
15
-12V
GND
16
17
PS_ON(soft On/Off)
GND
18
19
GND
GND
20
21
-5V
VCC
22
23
VCC
VCC
24
GND
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1/2)
English
3/4/5)
CPU_FAN / SYS_FAN / PWR_FAN (Cooler Fan Power Connector)
The cooler fan power connector supplies a +12V power voltage via a 3-pin/4-pin(only for CPU_FAN)
power connector and possesses a ful-proof connection design.
Most coolers are designed with color-coded power connector wires. A red power connector wire
indicates a positive connection and requires a +12V power voltage. The black connector wire is the
ground wire (GND).
Please remember to connect the power to the cooler to prevent system overheating and failure.
Caution!
Please remember to connect the power to the CPU fan to prevent CPU overheating and failure.
1
CPU_FAN
Pin No.
1
2
3
+12V
Sense
4
Speed Control
(Only for CPU_FAN)
1
SYS_FAN / PWR_FAN
6)
Definition
GND
NB_FAN (Chip Fan Connector)
If you installed wrong direction, the chip fan will not work. Sometimes will damage the chip fan.
(Usually black cable is GND)
1
Pin No.
1
2
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Definition
+12V
GND
The FDD connector is used to connect the FDD cable while the other end of the cable connects to the
FDD drive. The types of FDD drives supported are: 360KB, 720KB, 1.2MB, 1.44MB and 2.88MB.
Please connect the red power connector wire to the pin1 position.
2
34
1
33
8) IDE (IDE Connector)
An IDE device connects to the computer via an IDE connector. One IDE connector can connect to one
IDE cable, and the single IDE cable can then connect to two IDE devices (hard drive or optical drive). If
you wish to connect two IDE devices, please set the jumper on one IDE device as Master and the other
as Slave (for information on settings, please refer to the instructions located on the IDE device).
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40
1
39
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7) FDD (FDD Connector)
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9) SATA1_SB/SATA2_SB/SATA3_SB/SATA4_SB (Serial ATA Connector, Controlled by ICH6R)
10) SATA1_SII/SATA2_SII/SATA3_SII/SATA4_SII (Serial ATA Connector, Controlled by SiI3114)
Serial ATA can provide 150MB/s transfer rate. Please refer to the BIOS setting for the Serial ATA
and install the proper driver in order to work properly.
1
7
SATA_SB
(Controlled by ICH6R)
7
Pin No.
1
Definition
GND
2
3
TXP
TXN
4
5
GND
RXN
6
7
RXP
GND
1
SATA_SII
(Controlled by SiI3114)
11) PWR_LED
PWR_LED is connect with the system power indicator to indicate whether the system is on/off. It will
blink when the system enters suspend mode.
Pin No.
1
1
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2
3
Definition
MPD+
MPDMPD-
Please connect the power LED, PC peaker, reset switch and power switch etc of your chassis front
panel to the F_PANEL connector according to the pin assignment below.
20 19
SPEAKSpeaker Connector
SPEAK+
Power Switch
Message LED/
Power/
Sleep LED
PW+
MSGMSG+
HD (IDE Hard Disk Active LED)
Pin 1: LED anode(+)
(Blue)
SPEAK (Speaker Connector)
(Amber)
Pin 2: LED cathode(-)
Pin 1: VCC(+)
Pin 2- Pin 3: NC
RES (Reset Switch)
Pin 4: Data(-)
Open: Normal Operation
(Green)
PW (Power Switch)
Close: Reset Hardware System
Open: Normal Operation
(Red)
MSG (Message LED/Power/Sleep LED)
Close: Power On/Off
Pin 1: LED anode(+)
(Yellow)
NC (Purple)
Pin 2: LED cathode(-)
NC
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RES+
RESHDHD+
PW-
2 1
Reset Switch
IDE Hard Disk
Active LED
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12) F_PANEL (Front Panel Jumper)
English
13) AZALIA_FP (Front Audio Panel Connector)
Please make sure the pin assigment on the cable is the same as the pin assigment on the motherboard
header. To find out if the chassis you are buying support front audio panel connector, please contact
your dealer.
10
9
Pin No.
1
Definition
MIC2_L
2
1
2
3
GND
MIC2_R
4
5
-ACZ_DET
Line2_R
6
7
FSENSE1
FAUOIO_JD
8
9
No Pin
LINE2_L
10
FSENSE2
Pin No.
1
Definition
CD-L
14) CD_IN (CD In Connector)
Connect CD-ROM or DVD-ROM audio out to the connector.
1
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2
3
GND
GND
4
CD-R
Be careful with the polarity of the front USB connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you
connect the front USB cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will make the
device unable to work or even damage it. For optional front USB cable, please contact your local dealer.
The "USB Device Wake up From S3" is only supported by rear USB ports.
2
10
1
9
F_ USB1 / F_USB2 / F_USB3
1
F_ USB4
Pin No.
1
Definition
Power
2
3
Power
USB DX-
4
5
USB DyUSB DX+
6
7
USB Dy+
GND
8
9
GND
No Pin
10
NC
Pin No.
1
Definition
Power
2
3
USB DXUSB DX+
4
5
No Pin
GND
16) F1_1394/F2_1394 (IEEE 1394 Connector)
Serial interface standard set by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, which has features like
high speed, high bandwidth and hot plug. Be careful with the polarity of the IEEE1394 connector. Check
the pin assignment carefully while you connect the IEEE1394 cable, incorrect connection between the
cable and connector will make the device unable to work or even damage it. For optional IEEE1394
2
16
cable, please contact your local dealer.
F2_1394
2
1
F1_1394
Pin No.
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10
9
Definition
1
2
TPA0+
TPA0-
3
4
GND
GND
5
6
TPB0+
TPB0-
7
8
No Pin
Power
9
10
Power
GND
15
1
Pin No.
Definition
1
2
Power
Power
3
4
TPA1+
TPA1-
5
6
GND
GND
7
8
TPB1+
TPB1-
9
10
Power
Power
11
12
TPA2+
TPA2-
13
14
GND
No Pin
15
16
TPB2+
TPB2-
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15) F_ USB1 / F_USB2 / F_USB3 / F_USB4 (Front USB Connector)
English
17) IR
Be careful with the polarity of the IR connector while you connect the IR. Please contact your nearest
dealer for optional IR device.
Pin No.
1
Definition
1
2
VCC
No Pin
3
4
IR RX
GND
5
IR TX
18) COMA (Serial Port Connector)
Be careful with the polarity of the COMA connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you
connect the COMA cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will make the device
unable to work or even damage it. For optional COMA cable, please contact your local dealer.
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1
9
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Pin No.
Definition
1
2
NDCDANSINA
3
4
NSOUTA
NDTRA-
5
6
GND
NDSRA-
7
8
NRTSANCTSA-
9
10
NRIANo Pin
You may clear the CMOS data to its default values by this jumper. To clear CMOS, temporarily short
1-2 pin. Default doesn't include the "Shunter" to prevent from improper use this jumper.
Open: Normal
1
Short: Clear CMOS
1
20) BAT(Battery)
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended
by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's
instructions.
If you want to erase CMOS...
1. Turn off the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the battery, wait for 30 second.
3. Re-install the battery.
4. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
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19) CLR_CMOS (Clear CMOS)
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BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) includes a CMOS SETUP utility which allows user to configure
required settings or to activate certain system features.
The CMOS SETUP saves the configuration in the CMOS SRAM of the motherboard.
When the power is turned off, the battery on the motherboard supplies the necessary power to the CMOS
SRAM.
When the power is turned on, pushing the <Del> button during the BIOS POST (Power-On Self Test) will
take you to the CMOS SETUP screen. You can enter the BIOS setup screen by pressing "Ctrl + F1".
When setting up BIOS for the first time, it is recommended that you save the current BIOS to a disk in the
event that BIOS needs to be reset to its original settings. If you wish to upgrade to a new BIOS, either
Gigabyte's Q-Flash or @BIOS utility can be used.
Q-Flash allows the user to quickly and easily update or backup BIOS without entering the operating system.
@BIOS is a Windows-based utility that does not require users to boot to DOS before upgrading BIOS but
directly download and update BIOS from the Internet.
CONTROL KEYS
< >< ><
<Enter>
<Esc>
><
<Page Up>
<Page Down>
<F1>
<F2>
<F5>
<F6>
<F7>
<F8>
<F9>
<F10>
> Move to select item
Select Item
Main Menu - Quit and not save changes into CMOS Status Page Setup Menu
and Option Page Setup Menu - Exit current page and return to Main Menu
Increase the numeric value or make changes
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu
Item Help
Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for Option Page Setup Menu
Load the file-safe default CMOS value from BIOS default table
Load the Optimized Defaults
Dual BIOS/Q-Flash utility
System Information
Save all the CMOS changes, only for Main Menu
Main Menu
The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Status Page Setup Menu / Option Page Setup Menu
Press F1 to pop up a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item. To exit the Help Window press <Esc>.
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Chapter 2 BIOS Setup
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The Main Menu (For example: BIOS Ver. : F1)
Once you enter Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu (as figure below) will appear on the screen.
Use arrow keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter the sub-menu.
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Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
KLJI: Select Item
F10: Save & Exit Setup
ESC: Quit
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
If you can't find the setting you want, please press "Ctrl+F1" to search the advanced option hidden.
„ Standard CMOS Features
This setup page includes all the items in standard compatible BIOS.
„ Advanced BIOS Features
This setup page includes all the items of Award special enhanced features.
„ Integrated Peripherals
This setup page includes all onboard peripherals.
„ Power Management Setup
This setup page includes all the items of Green function features.
„ PnP/PCI Configuration
This setup page includes all the configurations of PCI & PnP ISA resources.
„ PC Health Status
This setup page is the System auto detect Temperature, voltage, fan, speed.
„ MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
This setup page is control CPU clock and frequency ratio.
„ Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Fail-Safe Defaults indicates the value of the system parameters which the system would be in safe
configuration.
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Optimized Defaults indicates the value of the system parameters which the system would be in best
performance configuration.
„ Set Supervisor Password
Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system and Setup, or just to Setup.
„ Set User Password
Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system.
„ Save & Exit Setup
Save CMOS value settings to CMOS and exit setup.
„ Exit Without Saving
Abandon all CMOS value changes and exit setup.
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„ Load Optimized Defaults
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Standard CMOS Features
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Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Fri, May 21 2004
22:31:24
Item Help
Menu Level`
[None]
[None]
Change the day, month,
year
Drive A
Drive B
Floppy 3 Mode Suport
[1.44M, 3.5"]
[None]
[Disabled]
<Week>
Sun. to Sat.
Holt On
[All, But Keyboard]
<Month>
Jan. to Dec.
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
503M
504M
<Day>
1 to 31 (or maximum
allowed in the month)
` IDE Channel 0 Master
` IDE Channel 0 Slave
<Year>
1999 to 2098
KLJI: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F6: Fail-Save Default
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Date
The date format is <week>, <month>, <day>, <year>.
Week
The week, from Sun to Sat, determined by the BIOS and is display only
Month
The month, Jan. Through Dec.
Day
The day, from 1 to 31 (or the maximum allowed in the month)
Year
The year, from 1999 through 2098
Time
The times format in <hour> <minute> <second>. The time is calculated base on the 24-hour militarytime clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00.
IDE Channel 0 Master, Slave
IDE HDD Auto-Detection Press "Enter" to select this option for automatic device detection.
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave IDE Device Setup. You can use one of three methods:
Auto
Allows BIOS to automatically detect IDE devices during POST(default)
None
Select this if no IDE devices are used and the system will skip the automatic
detection step and allow for faster system start up.
Manual
User can manually input the correct settings
Access Mode
Use this to set the access mode for the hard drive. The four options are:
CHS/LBA/Large/Auto(default:Auto)
Hard drive information should be labeled on the outside drive casing. Enter the appropriate option
based on this information.
Cylinder
Number of cylinders
Head
Number of heads
Precomp
Write precomp
Landing Zone Landing zone
Sector
Number of sectors
If a hard disk has not been installed, select NONE and press <Enter>.
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The category identifies the types of floppy disk drive A or drive B that has been installed in the computer.
None
No floppy drive installed
360K, 5.25"
5.25 inch PC-type standard drive; 360K byte capacity.
1.2M, 5.25"
5.25 inch AT-type high-density drive; 1.2M byte capacity
(3.5 inch when 3 Mode is Enabled).
720K, 3.5"
3.5 inch double-sided drive; 720K byte capacity
1.44M, 3.5"
3.5 inch double-sided drive; 1.44M byte capacity.
2.88M, 3.5"
3.5 inch double-sided drive; 2.88M byte capacity.
Floppy 3 Mode Support (for Japan Area)
Disabled
Drive A
Drive B
Both
Normal Floppy Drive. (Default value)
Drive A is 3 mode Floppy Drive.
Drive B is 3 mode Floppy Drive.
Drive A & B are 3 mode Floppy Drives.
Halt on
The category determines whether the computer will stop if an error is detected during power up.
No Errors
The system boot will not stop for any error that may be detected and you
will be prompted.
All Errors
Whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error the system will be stopped.
All, But Keyboard The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error; it will stop for all other
errors. (Default value)
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 keyboard or disk error; it will stop for all
other errors.
Memory
The category is display-only which is determined by POST (Power On Self Test) of the BIOS.
Base Memory
The POST of the BIOS will determine 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 memory installed on the motherboard.
Extended Memory
The BIOS determines how much extended memory is present during the POST.
This is the amount of memory located above 1 MB in the CPU's memory address map.
Total Memory
This item displays the memory size that used.
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Drive A / Drive B
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Advanced BIOS Features
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Advanced BIOS Features
` Hard Disk Boot Priority
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Password Check
# CPU Hyper-Threading
Limit CPUID Max. to 3
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size
KLJI: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
[Press Enter]
[Floppy]
[Hard Disk]
[CDROM]
[Setup]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[8MB]
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F6: Fail-Save Default
F10: Save
Item Help
Menu Level`
Select Hard Disk Boot
Device Priority
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
" # " System will detect automatically and show up when you install the Intel® Pentium® 4
processor with HT Technology.
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Select boot sequence for onboard(or add-on cards) SCSI, RAID, etc.
Use < > or < > to select a device, then press<+> to move it up, or <-> to move it down the list. Press
<ESC> to exit this menu.
First / Second / Third Boot Device
Floppy
LS120
Hard Disk
CDROM
ZIP
USB-FDD
USB-ZIP
USB-CDROM
USB-HDD
LAN
Disabled
Select your boot device priority by Floppy.
Select your boot device priority by LS120.
Select your boot device priority by Hard Disk.
Select your boot device priority by CDROM.
Select your boot device priority by ZIP.
Select your boot device priority by USB-FDD.
Select your boot device priority by USB-ZIP.
Select your boot device priority by USB-CDROM.
Select your boot device priority by USB-HDD.
Select your boot device priority by LAN.
Select your boot device priority by Disabled.
Password Check
Setup
System
GA-8GNXP-D Motherboard
The system will boot but will not access to Setup page if the correct
password is not entered at the prompt. (Default value)
The system will not boot and will not access to Setup page if the correct
password is not entered at the prompt.
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Enabled
Disabled
Enables CPU Hyper Threading Feature. Please note that this feature is only working
for operating system with multi processors mode supported. (Default value)
Disables CPU Hyper Threading.
Limit CPUID Max. to 3
Enabled
Disabled
Limit CPUID Maximum value to 3 when use older OS like NT4. (Default value)
Disables CPUID Limit for windows XP.
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size
1MB
4MB
8MB
16MB
32MB
Set on-chip frame buffer size to 1MB.
Set on-chip frame buffer size to 4MB.
Set on-chip frame buffer size to 8MB. (Default value)
Set on-chip frame buffer size to 16MB.
Set on-chip frame buffer size to 32MB.
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CPU Hyper-Threading
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Integrated Peripherals
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Integrated Peripherals
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
On-Chip RAID/AHCI Mode
x On-Chip SATA Mode
x PATA IDE Set to
SATA Port 0/2 Set to
SATA Port 1/3 Set to
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Controller
USB Keyboard Support
USB Mouse Support
Azalia Codec
Onboard H/W 1394
Onboard H/W SATA
H/W SATA Function
Onboard H/W LAN
Onboard H/W LAN2
Onboard LAN1 Boot ROM
Onboard LAN2 Boot ROM
Onboard Serial Port 1
KLJI: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
[Enabled]
[RAID]
Auto
Ch.1 Master/Slave
Ch.2 Master/Slave
Ch.3 Master/Slave
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[RAID]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F6: Fail-Save Default
F10: Save
Item Help
Menu Level`
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
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Integrated Peripherals
Onboard IrDA Port
UART Mode Select
UR2 Duplex Mode
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
x ECP Mode Use DMA
[2F8/IRQ3]
[IrDA]
[Half]
[378/IRQ7]
[SPP]
3
KLJI: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F6: Fail-Save Default
F10: Save
Item Help
Menu Level`
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
Enabled
Disabled
Enable onboard 1st channel IDE port. (Default value)
Disable onboard 1st channel IDE port.
SATA RAID / AHCI Mode
RAID
AHCI
Disabled
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Select onboard Seria ATA function as RAID. (Default value)
Support hotplug function under OS. WinXP, 2000 only.
Select onboard Seria ATA function as ATA.
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Disabled
Auto
Combined
Enhanced
Non-Combined
Disable this function.
BIOS will auto detect. (Default value)
Set On-Chip SATA mode to Combined, you can use up to 4 HDDs on the
motherboard; 2 for SATA and the other for PATA IDE.
Set On-Chip SATA mode to Enhanced, the motherboard allows up to 6
HDDs to use.
Set On-Chip SATA mode to Non-Combined, SATA will be simulated to
PATA mode.
PATA IDE Set to
Ch.1 Master/Slave
Ch.0 Master/Slave
Set PATA IDE to Ch. 1 Master/Slave. (Default value)
Set PATA IDE to Ch. 0 Master/Slave.
SATA Port 0/2 Set to
This value will auto make by the setting "On-Chip SATA Mode" and "PATA IDE Set to".
If PATA IDE were set to Ch. 1 Master/Slave, this function will auto set to Ch. 0 Master/Slave.
SATA Port 1/3 Set to
This value will auto make by the setting "On-Chip SATA Mode" and "PATA IDE Set to".
If PATA IDE were set to Ch. 0 Master/Slave, this function will auto set to Ch. 1 Master/Slave.
USB Controller
Enabled
Disabled
Enable USB controller. (Default value)
Disable USB controller.
USB 2.0 Controller
You can disable this function if you are not using onboard USB 2.0 feature.
Enabled
Enable USB 2.0 controller. (Default value)
Disabled
Disable USB 2.0 controller.
USB Keyboard Support
Enabled
Disabled
Enable USB keyboard support.
Disable USB keyboard support. (Default value)
USB Mouse Support
Enabled
Disabled
Enable USB mouse support.
Disable USB mouse support. (Default value)
Azalia Codec
Auto
Disabled
Auto detect Azalia audio function. (Default value)
Disable Azalia audio function.
Onboard H/W 1394
Enabled
Disabled
Enable onboard IEEE1394 function. (Default value)
Disable this function.
Onboard H/W SATA
Enabled
Disabled
Enable onboard H/W SATA function. (Default value)
Disable this function.
H/W SATA Function
RAID
BASE
Set onboard H/W SATA function as RAID. (Default value)
Set onboard H/W SATA function as base.
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On-Chip SATA Mode
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Onboard H/W LAN (LAN1 port)
Enabled
Disabled
Enable onboard H/W LAN function. (Default value)
Disable this function.
Onboard H/W LAN2 (LAN2 port)
Enabled
Disabled
Enable onboard H/W LAN2 function. (Default value)
Disable this function.
Onboard LAN1 Boot ROM (LAN1 port)
This function decide whether to invoke the boot ROM of the onboard LAN chip.
Enabled
Enable this function.
Disabled
Disable this function. (Default value)
Onboard LAN2 Boot ROM (LAN2 port)
This function decide whether to invoke the boot ROM of the onboard LAN chip.
Enabled
Enable this function.
Disabled
Disable this function. (Default value)
Onboard Serial Port 1
Auto
3F8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3
3E8/IRQ4
2E8/IRQ3
Disabled
BIOS will automatically setup the port 1 address.
Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 3F8. (Default value)
Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 2F8.
Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 3E8.
Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 2E8.
Disable onboard Serial port 1.
Onboard IrDA Port
Auto
3F8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3
3E8/IRQ4
2E8/IRQ3
Disabled
BIOS will automatically setup the port 1 address.
Enable onboard IrDA port and address is 3F8.
Enable onboard IrDA port and address is 2F8. (Default value)
Enable onboard IrDA port and address is 3E8.
Enable onboard IrDA port and address is 2E8.
Disable onboard IrDA port.
UART Mode Select
This item allows you to determine which Infra Red(IR) function of Onboard I/O chip.
IrDA
Set onboard I/O chip UART to IrDA Mode. (Default value)
ASKIR
Set onboard I/O chip UART to ASKIR Mode.
UR2 Duplex Mode
This feature allows you to seclect IR mode.
Half
IR Function Duplex Half. (Default value)
Full
IR Function Duplex Full.
Onboard Parallel port
Disabled
378/IRQ7
278/IRQ5
3BC/IRQ7
GA-8GNXP-D Motherboard
Disable onboard LPT port.
Enable onboard LPT port and address is 378/IRQ7. (Default value)
Enable onboard LPT port and address is 278/IRQ5.
Enable onboard LPT port and address is 3BC/IRQ7.
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EPP
ECP
ECP+EPP
English
Parallel Port Mode
Using Parallel port as Standard Parallel Port. (Default value)
Using Parallel port as Enhanced Parallel Port.
Using Parallel port as Extended Capabilities Port.
Using Parallel port as ECP & EPP mode.
ECP Mode Use DMA
3
1
2-4
Set ECP Mode Use DMA to 3. (Default value)
Set ECP Mode Use DMA to 1.
Power Management Setup
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Power Management Setup
ACPI Suspend Type
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
PME Event Wake Up
Power On by Ring
Resume by Alarm
x Date (of Month) Alarm
x Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
Power On by Mouse
Power On by Keyboard
x KB Power ON Password
AC Back Function
KLJI: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
[S1(POS)]
[Instant-off]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Everday
0:0:0
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Enter
[Soft-Off]
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F6: Fail-Save Default
F10: Save
Item Help
Menu Level`
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
ACPI Suspend Type
S1(POS)
S3(STR)
Set ACPI suspend type to S1/POS(Power On Suspend). (Default value)
Set ACPI suspend type to S3/STR(Suspend To RAM).
Soft-off by PWR-BTTN
Instant-off
Delay 4 Sec.
Press power button then Power off instantly. (Default value)
Press power button 4 sec. to Power off. Enter suspend if button is pressed
less than 4 sec.
PME Event Wake Up
This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the 5VSB lead.
Disabled
Disable this function.
Enabled
Enable PME as wake up event. (Default value)
Power On by Ring
Disabled
Enabled
Disable Power on by Ring function.
Enable Power on by Ring function. (Default value)
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Resume by Alarm
You can set "Resume by Alarm" item to enabled and key in Data/time to power on system.
Disabled
Disable this function. (Default value)
Enabled
Enable alarm function to POWER ON system.
If RTC Alarm Lead To Power On is Enabled.
Date (of Month) Alarm :
Everyday, 1~31
Time (hh: mm: ss) Alarm :
(0~23) : (0~59) : (0~59)
Power On by Mouse
Disabled
Double Click
Disabled this function. (Default value)
Double click on PS/2 mouse left button to power on the system.
Power On by Keyboard
Password
Disabled
Keyboard 98
Enter from 1 to 5 characters to set the Keyboard Power On Password.
Disabled this function. (Default value)
If your keyboard have "POWER Key" button, you can press the key to
power on the system.
KB Power ON Password
When "Power On by Keyboard" set at Password, you can set the password here.
Enter
Input password (from 1 to 5 characters) and press Enter to set the Keyboard
Power On password.
AC Back Function
Soft-Off
Full-On
Memory
GA-8GNXP-D Motherboard
When AC-power back to the system, the system will be in "Off" state.
(Default value)
When AC-power back to the system, the system always in "On" state.
When AC-power back to the system, the system will return to the Last state
before AC-power off.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
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PnP/PCI Configurations
PCI 1 IRQ Assignment
PCI 2 IRQ Assignment
[Auto]
[Auto]
Item Help
Menu Level`
Device(s) using this
INT:
Display Cntrlr
- Bus 0 Dev 2 Func 0
Multimedia Device
- Bus 0 Dev 27 Func 0
Bridge Device
- Bus 0 Dev 28 Func 0
USB 1.1 Host Cntrlr
- Bus 0 Dev 29 Func 3
KLJI: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F6: Fail-Save Default
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
PCI 1 IRQ Assignment
Auto
3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15
Auto assign IRQ to PCI 1. (Default value)
Set IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 to PCI 1.
PCI 2 IRQ Assignment
Auto
3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15
Auto assign IRQ to PCI 2. (Default value)
Set IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 to PCI 2.
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2-5
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2-6
PC Health Status
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PC Health Status
Vcore
DDR18V
+3.3V
+12V
Current CPU Temperature
Current CPU FAN Speed
Current POWER FAN Speed
Current SYSTEM FAN Speed
CPU Warning Temperature
CPU FAN Fail Warning
POWER FAN Fail Warning
SYSTEM FAN Fail Warning
CPU Smart FAN Control
CPU FAN PIN Type
KLJI: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
OK
OK
OK
OK
50oC
3308 RPM
0
RPM
0
RPM
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[3 PIN]
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F6: Fail-Save Default
Item Help
Menu Level`
[Disabled]
Don't reset case
open status
[Enabled]
Clear case open status
and set to be Disabled
at next boot
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Current Voltage(V) Vcore / DDR18V / +3.3V / +12V
Detect system's voltage status automatically.
Current CPU Temperature
Detect CPU temperature automatically.
Current CPU/POWER/SYSTEM FAN Speed (RPM)
Detect CPU/POWER/SYSTEM Fan speed status automatically.
CPU Warning Temperature
60oC / 140oF
70oC / 158oF
80oC / 176oF
90oC / 194oF
Disabled
Monitor CPU temperature at 60oC / 140oF.
Monitor CPU temperature at 70oC / 158oF.
Monitor CPU temperature at 80oC / 176oF.
Monitor CPU temperature at 90oC / 194oF.
Disable this function. (Default value)
CPU/POWER/SYSEM FAN Fail Warning
Disabled
Enabled
Fan warning function disable. (Default value)
Fan warning function enable.
CPU Smart FAN Control
Disabled
Enabled
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Disable this function.
Enable CPU Smart Fan control function. (Default value)
a. When the CPU temperature is higher than 65 degrees Celsius, CPU fan
will run at full speed.
b. The speed of CPU fan will increase linearly depand on the temperature if
the temperature is more than 41 degree and less than 65 degree.
c. When the CPU temperature is lower than 40 degrees Celsius, CPU fan will
be disable.
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In order to make "CPU Smart FAN Control" function work properly, please set the pin number according
to the CPU FAN that you used.
3 PIN
Set CPU FAN Type to 3 pins. (Default value)
4 PIN
Set CPU FAN Type to 4 pins.
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CPU FAN PIN Type
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2-7
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
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MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
CPU Clock Ratio
C.I.A.2
CPU Host Clock Control
x CPU Host Frequency (Mhz)
Memory Frequency For
Memory Frequency (Mhz)
DIMM OverVoltage Control
PCI-E OverVolatge Control
CPU Voltage Control
Normal CPU Vcore
KLJI: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
[15X]
[Off]
[Disabled]
200
[Auto]
533
[Normal]
[Normal]
[Normal]
1.3875V
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F6: Fail-Save Default
Item Help
Menu Level`
Set CPU Ratio if CPU
Ratio is unclocked
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Incorrect using these features may cause your system broken. For power end-user use only.
CPU Clock Ratio
This setup option will automatically assign by CPU detection.
The option will display "Locked" and read only if the CPU ratio is not changeable.
C.I.A.2
C.I.A.2 (CPU Intelligent Acelerator 2) is designed to detect CPU loading during software program
executing, and automatically adjust CPU computing power to maximize system performance.
Disabled
Disable this function. (Default value)
Cruise
Set C.I.A.2 to Cruise. (Automatically increase CPU frequency(3%,5%,7%) by CPU
loading.
Sports
Set C.I.A.2 to Sports. (Automatically increase CPU frequency(5%,7%,9%) by CPU
loading.
Racing
Set C.I.A.2 to Racing. (Automatically increase CPU frequency(7%,9%,11%) by CPU
loading.
Turbo
Set C.I.A.2 to Turbo. (Automatically increase CPU frequency(13%,15%,17%) by CPU
loading.
Full Thrust
Set C.I.A.2 to Full Thrust. (Automatically increase CPU frequency(15%,17%,19%)
by CPU loading.
Warning: Stability is highly dependent on system components.
CPU Host Clock Control
Please note that if your system is overclocked and cannot restart, please wait 20 seconds for automatic
system restart or clear the CMOS setup data and perform a safe restart.
Disabled
Disable CPU host clock control. (Default value)
Enabled
Enable CPU host clock control.
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This item will be available when "CPU Host Clock Control" is set to Enabled.
100MHz ~ 355MHz
Set CPU Host Clock from 100MHz to 355MHz.
If you use FSB533 Pentium 4 processor, please set "CPU Clock" to 133MHz.If you use FSB800
Pentium 4 processor, please set "CPU Clock" to 200MHz.
Incorrect using it may cause your system broken. For power End-User use only!
Memory Frequency For
Wrong frequency may make system can't boot, clear CMOS to overcome wrong frequency issue.
for FSB(Front Side Bus) frequency=533MHz,
3
Memory Frequency = Host clock x 3.
4
Memory Frequency = Host clock x 4.
Auto
Set Memory frequency by DRAM SPD data. (Default value)
for FSB(Front Side Bus) frequency=800MHz,
2.0
Memory Frequency = Host clock x 2.0.
2.66
Memory Frequency = Host clock x 2.66.
Auto
Set Memory frequency by DRAM SPD data. (Default value)
Memory Frequency (Mhz)
The values depend on "Memory Frequency For" item.
DIMM OverVoltage Control
Please note that by overclocking your system through the increase of the DIMM voltage, damage to the
memory may occur.
Normal
Set DIMM OverVoltage Control to Normal. (Default value)
+0.1V
Set DIMM OverVoltage Control to +0.1V.
+0.2V
Set DIMM OverVoltage Control to +0.2V.
+0.3V
Set DIMM OverVoltage Control to +0.3V.
PCI-E OverVoltage Control
Normal
+0.1V
+0.2V
+0.3V
Set PCI Express OverVoltage Control to Normal. (Default value)
Set PCI Express OverVoltage Control to +0.1V.
Set PCI Express OverVoltage Control to +0.2V.
Set PCI Express OverVoltage Control to +0.3V.
CPU Voltage Control
Supports adjustable CPU Vcore from 0.8375V to 1.6000V. (Default value: Normal)
Warning: CPU may be damaged or reduce CPU life-cycle when CPU is over-voltage.
Normal CPU Vcore
Display your CPU vcore voltage.
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CPU Host Frequency(Mhz)
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2-8
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
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Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
Load Fail-Safe DefaultsSave
(Y/N)?
N Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
& Exit
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
KLJI: Select Item
F10: Save & Exit Setup
ESC: Quit
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Fail-Safe defaults contain the most appropriate values of the system parameters that allow minimum system
performance.
2-9
Load Optimized Defaults
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Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
Load Optimized DefaultsSave
(Y/N)?
N Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
& Exit
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
KLJI: Select Item
F10: Save & Exit Setup
ESC: Quit
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
Load Optimized Defaults
Selecting this field loads the factory defaults for BIOS and Chipset Features which the system automatically
detects.
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2-10 Set Supervisor/User Password
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software
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Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
KLJI: Select Item
F10: Save & Exit Setup
ESC: Quit
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
Change/Set/Disable Password
Selecting this field loads the factory defaults for BIOS and Chipset Features which the system automatically
detects.
When you select this function, the following message will appear at the center of the screen to assist you in
creating a password.
Type the password, up to eight characters, and press <Enter>. You will be asked to confirm the password.
Type the password again and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection and not enter
a password.
To disable password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter password. A message
"PASSWORD DISABLED" will appear to confirm the password being disabled. Once the password is disabled,
the system will boot and you can enter Setup freely.
The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify two separate passwords:
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD and a USER PASSWORD. When disabled, anyone may access all BIOS Setup
program function. When enabled, the Supervisor password is required for entering the BIOS Setup program
and having full configuration fields, the User password is required to access only basic items.
If you select "System" at "Password Check" in Advance BIOS Features Menu, you will be prompted for the
password every time the system is rebooted or any time you try to enter Setup Menu.
If you select "Setup" at "Password Check" in Advance BIOS Features Menu, you will be prompted only when
you try to enter Setup.
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2-11 Save & Exit Setup
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Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
PnP/PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
Save to CMOS and EXITExit
(Y/N)?
Y Saving
PC Health Status
Without
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
KLJI: Select Item
F10: Save & Exit Setup
ESC: Quit
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
Save & Exit Setup
Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility and save the user setup value to RTC CMOS.
Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.
2-12 Exit Without Saving
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Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)?
Save &NExit Setup
Exit Without Saving
KLJI: Select Item
F10: Save & Exit Setup
ESC: Quit
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
Abandon all Data
Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility without saving to RTC CMOS.
Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.
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Pictures below are shown in Windows XP.
Insert the driver CD-title that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive, the driver
CD-title will auto start and show the installation guide. If not, please double click the CD-ROM
device icon in "My computer", and execute the Run.exe.
3-1
Install Chipset Drivers
After insert the driver CD, "Xpress Install" will scan automatically the system and then list all the drivers that
recommended to install. Please pick the item that you want and press "install" followed the item; or you can
press "Xpress Install" to install all items defaulted.
Some device drivers will restart your system automatically. After restarting
your system the "Xpress Install" will continue to install other drivers.
System will reboot automatically after install the drivers, afterward you can
install others application.
For USB2.0 driver support under Windows XP operating system, please
use Windows Service Pack. After install Windows Service Pack, it will show
a question mark "?" in "Universal Serial Bus controller" under "Device
Manager". Please remove the question mark and restart the system (System
will auto-detect the right USB2.0 driver).
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Drivers Installation
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Chapter 3 Drivers Installation
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3-2
Software Applications
This page displays all the tools that Gigabyte developed and some free software, you can choose anyone
you want and press "install" to install them.
3-3
Driver CD Information
This page lists the contents of software and drivers in this CD-title.
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Hardware Information
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3-4
This page lists all device you have for this motherboard.
3-5
Contact Us
Please see the last page for details.
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4-1
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Chapter 4 Appendix
Unique Software Utilities
(Not all model support these Unique Software Utilities, please check your MB features.)
U-PLUS D.P.S. (Universal Plus Dual Power System)
The U-Plus Dual Power System (U-Plus DPS) is a revolutionary eight-phase power circuit
built for ultimate system protection. Designed to withstand varying current levels and
changes, the U-Plus D.P.S. provides an immensely durable and stable power circuit to the
CPU for solid system stability. These characteristics make it the ideal companion with the
latest LGA775 Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor as well as future Intel® processors. As well, 4
blue LED's are mounted on the U-Plus D.P.S. for intelligent indication of system loading.
M.I.T. (Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker)
Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.) allows user to access and change BIOS feature
settings with relative speed and ease. Through GIGABYTE M.I.T. feature the user is no
longer required to switch into different modes within BIOS setup in order to change system
settings such as the CPU system bus, memory timings or to enabled Gigabyte's unique
C.I.A. 2 and M.I.B. 2 features. M.I.T.'s integration of all platform performance settings into
a single mode now gives any user the ability to control and enhance their computer system
to the desired level.
C.I.A.2 (CPU Intelligent Accelerator 2)
GIGABYTE CPU Intelligent Accelerator 2(C.I.A. 2) is designed to automatically adjust CPU
computing power to maximize system performance. When enabled, the program detects
the current CPU loading and automatically accelerates the CPU computing performance to
allow for a faster and smoother execution of programs. When the function is disabled, the
CPU is returned to its initial status.
M.I.B.2 (Memory Intelligent Booster 2)
Built on the original M.I.B., the new Memory Intelligent Booster 2 (M.I.B. 2) is designed
especially to maximize memory performance and boost memory bandwidth up to 10%.
With added branded memory module information, users are able to optimize memory
performance by selecting from a recommended memory module list.
S.O.S. (System Overclock Saver)
System Overclock Saver (S.O.S.) is a unique feature that eliminates system boot-up errors
resulting from system over-enhancement by the user. With GIGABYTE's proprietary
S.O.S. feature, users no longer need to open up the PC chassis and short-circuit the "Clear
CMOS" pins or the battery on the motherboard to reset the system back to factory default
settings. Instead, S.O.S. automatically resets the overclocked system settings back to their
factory defaults to provide a more user-friendly and reliable platform for users.
Download Center
Download Center allows users to quickly download and update their BIOS as well as the
latest drivers for their system. Download Center automatically runs a system check of the
user PC and provides the user with the current system information as well as displaying a
detailed list of all new drivers with the option for download.
C.O.M. (Corporate Online Management)
A web-based system management tool that allows system hardware information such as
CPU, memory, graphics card, etc. to be monitored and controlled via the Internet, C.O.M.
allows corporate MIS engineers to easily maintain corporate computers such as providing
the most up-to-date drivers and BIOS.
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Appendix
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4-1-1 Xpress Recovery Introduction
What is Xpress Recovery ?
Xpress Recovery is a utility used to back up and restore an OS partition.
If the hard drive is not working properly, the user can restore the drive to
its original state.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Supports FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS formats
Must be connected to the IDE1 Master
Allows installation of only one OS
Must be used with an IDE hard disk supporting HPA
The first partition must be set as the boot partition. When the boot partition is backed up,
please do not alter its size.
Xpress Recovery is recommended when using Ghost to return boot manager to NTFS
format.
How to use the Xpress Recovery
1.
Boot from CD-ROM (BMP Mode)
Enter the BIOS menu, select "Advanced BIOS Feature" and set to boot from CD-ROM. Insert the
provided driver CD into your CD drive, then save and exit the BIOS menu. Once the computer has
restarted, the phrase "Boot from CD:" will appear at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. When
"Boot from CD:" appears, press any key to enter Xpress Recovery.
Once you have completed this step, subsequent access to Xpress Recovery can also function by
pressing the F9 key during computer power on.
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Verifying DMI Pool Data
Boot from CD:
Boot from CD:
Xpress Recovery V1.0 (C) Copy Right 2003. GIGABYTE Technology CO. , Ltd.
1. Execute Backup Utility
2. Execute Restore Utility
3. Remove Backup Image
4. Set Password
5. Exit and Restart
Build 2011
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Press F9 during powering on the computer. (Text Mode)
Press F9 during powering on the computer .
English
2.
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Al ly
Copyright (C) 1984-2004, Award Software, Inc.
Intel 865PE AGPSet BIOS for 8IPE1000MT F1
Check System Health OK
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F9 For Xpress Recovery
Press DEL to enter SETUP / Q-Flash, F9 For Xpress Recovery
08/16/2002-I845GE-6A69YG01C-00
Xpress Recovery V1.0 (C) Copy Right 2003. GIGABYTE Technology CO. , Ltd.
1. Execute Backup Utility
2. Execute Restore Utility
3. Remove Backup Image
4. Set Password
5. Exit and Restart
1.
2.
3.
If you have already entered Xpress Recovery by booting from the CD-ROM, you can enter
Xpress Recovery in the future by pressing the F9 key.
System storage capacity as well as drive reading/writing speed will affect backup speed.
It is recommended that Xpress Recovery be immediately installed after OS and all required
driver and software installations are complete.
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1. Execute Backup Utility:
Press B to Backup your System or Esc to Exit
The backup utility will automatically scan your system and back up data as a backup image in your hard
drive.
Not all systems support access to Xpress Recovery by pressing the F9 key during computer power
on. If this is the case, please use the boot from CD-ROM method to enter Xpress Recovery.
2. Execute Restore Utility:
This program will recover your system to factory default.
Press R to restore your system back to factory default or press Esc to exit
Restores backup image to original state.
3. Remove Backup Image:
Remove backup image. Are you sure? (Y/N)
Remove the backup image.
4. Set Password:
Please input a 4-16 character long password (a-z or 0-9) or press Esc to exit
You can set a password to enter Xpress Recovery to protect your hard disk data. Once this is done,
password input will be required to enter Xpress Recovery during the next as well as subsequent system
restarts. If you wish to remove the need for password entry, please select "Set Password" and under
"New Password/Confirm Password", make sure there is no entry and then press "Enter" to remove
password requirement.
5. Exit and Restart:
Exit and restart your computer.
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A. What is Dual BIOS Technology?
Dual BIOS means that there are two system BIOS (ROM) on the
motherboard, one is the Main BIOS and the other is Backup BIOS.
Under the normal circumstances, the system works on the Main BIOS. If the Main BIOS is corrupted or
damaged, the Backup BIOS can take over while the system is powered on. This means that your PC will still
be able to run stably as if nothing has happened in your BIOS.
B. How to use Dual BIOS and Q-Flash Utility?
a. After power on the computer, pressing <Del> immediately during POST (Power On Self Test) it will allow
you to enter Award BIOS CMOS SETUP, then press <F8> to enter Flash utility.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
ESC: Quit
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
: Select Item
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
b.
Dual BIOS / Q-Flash Programming Utility
Dual BIOS Utility V1.33
Boot From.................................................
Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size............................... SST 49LF003A
Backup ROM Type/Size...........................
SST 49LF003A
Wide Range Protection
Disable
Boot From
Main Bios
Auto Recovery
Enable
Halt On Error
Disable
Keep DMI Data
Enable
Copy Main ROM Data to Backup
Load Default Settings
Save Settings to CMOS
Q-Flash Utility
Update Main BIOS from Floppy
Update Backup BIOS from Floppy
Save Main BIOS to Floppy
Save Backup BIOS to Floppy
PgDn/PgUp: Modify
: Move
ESC: Reset
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512K
F10: Power Off
Appendix
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4-1-2 Flash BIOS Method Introduction
English
c.
Dual BIOS Item explanation:
Wide Range Protection: Disable(Default), Enable
Status 1:
If any failure (ex. Update ESCD failure, checksum error or reset? occurs in the Main BIOS, just before the
Operating System is loaded and after the power is on, and that the Wide Range Protection is set to "Enable",
the PC will boot from Backup BIOS automatically.
Status 2:
If the ROM BIOS on peripherals cards(ex. SCSI Cards, LAN Cards,..) emits signals torequest restart of the
system after the user make any alteration on it, the boot up BIOS will not be changed to the Backup BIOS.
Boot From : Main BIOS(Default), Backup BIOS
Status 1:
The user can set to boot from main BIOS or Backup BIOS.
Status 2:
If one of the main BIOS or the Backup BIOS fails, this item "Boot From : Main BIOS(Default)" will
become gray and will not be changed by user.
Auto Recovery : Enable(Default), Disable
When one of the Main BIOS or Backup BIOS occurs checksum failure, the working BIOS will automatically
recover the BIOS of checksum failure.
(In the Power Management Setup of the BIOS Setting, if ACPI Suspend Type is set to Suspend to RAM, the
Auto Recovery will be set to Enable automatically.)
(If you want to enter the BIOS setting, please press "Del" key when the boot screen appears.)
Halt On Error : Disable(Default), Enable
If the BIOS occurs a checksum error or the Main BIOS occurs a WIDE RANGE PROTECTION error and Halt
On Error set to Enable, the PC will show messages on the boot screen, and the system will pause and wait
for the user's instruction.
If Auto Recovery :Disable, it will show <or the other key to continue.>
If Auto Recovery :Enable, it will show <or the other key to Auto Recover.>
Keep DMI Data : Enable(Default), Disable
Enable: The DMI data won't be replaced by flashing new BIOS.(recommend)
Disable: The DMI data will be replaced by flashing new BIOS.
Copy Main ROM Data to Backup
(If you boot from Backup ROM, this item will change to Copy Backup ROM Data to Main)
Auto recovery message:
BIOS Recovery: Main to Backup
The means that the Main BIOS works normally and could automatically recover the Backup BIOS.
BIOS Recovery: Backup to Main
The means that the Backup BIOS works normally and could automatically recover the Main BIOS.
(This auto recovery utility is set by system automatically and can’t be changed by user.)
Load Default Settings
Load dual BIOS default value.
Save Settings to CMOS
Save revised setting.
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Q-Flash TM is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. With this utility,
users only have to stay in the BIOS menu when they want to update
BIOS. Q-Flash?allows users to flash BIOS without any utility in DOS or
Windows. Using Q-FlashTM indicating no more fooling around with any complicated instructions and
operating system since it is in the BIOS menu.
Please note that because updating BIOS has potential risk, please do it with caution!! We are
sorry that Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd is not responsible for damages of system because of
incorrect manipulation of updating BIOS to avoid any claims from end-users.
Before You Begin:
Before you start updating BIOS with the Q-Flash TM utility, please follow the steps below first.
1.
2.
3.
Download the latest BIOS for your motherboard from Gigabyte's website.
Extract the BIOS file downloaded and save the BIOS file (the one with model name.Fxx. For example,
8KNXPU.Fba) to a floppy disk.
Reboot your PC and press Del to enter BIOS menu.
The BIOS upgrading guides below are separated into two parts.
If your motherboard has dual-BIOS, please refer to Part One.
If your motherboard has single-BIOS, please refer to Part Two.
Part One:
Updating BIOS with Q-FlashTM Utility on Dual BIOS Motherboards.
Some of Gigabyte motherboards are equipped with dual BIOS. In the BIOS menu of the motherboards
supporting Q-Flash and Dual BIOS, the Q-Flash utility and Dual BIOS utility are combined in the same
screen. This section only deals with how to use Q-Flash utility.
In the following sections, we take GA-8KNXP Ultra as the example to guide you how to flash BIOS
from an older version to the latest version. For example, from Fa3 to Fba.
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally
Copyright (C) 1984-2003, Award Software, Inc.
The BIOS file is Fa3
before updating
Intel i875P AGPset BIOS for 8KNXP Ultra Fa3
Check System Health OK , VCore = 1.5250
Main Processor : Intel Pentium(R) 4 1.6GHz (133x12)
<CPUID : 0F27 Patch ID : 0027>
Memory Testing : 131072K OK
Memory Frequency 266 MHz in Single Channel
Primary Master : FUJITSU MPE3170AT ED-03-08
Primary Slave : None
Secondary Master : CREATIVEDVD-RM DVD1242E BC101
Secondary Slave : None
Press DEL to enter SETUP / Dual BIOS / Q-Flash / F9 For Xpress Recovery
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English
Method 1 : Q-FlashTM Utility
English
Entering the Q-Flash TM utility:
Step1: To use Q-Flash utility, you must press Del in the boot screen to enter BIOS menu.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Select Language
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
ESC: Quit
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
F3: Change Language
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
Step 2: Press F8 button on your keyboard and then Y button to enter the Dual BIOS/Q-Flash utility.
Exploring the Q-FlashTM / Dual BIOS utility screen
The Q-Flash / Dual BIOS utility screen consists of the following key components.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.........................................
Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size.............................SST 49LF003A
Backup ROM Type/Size.........................SST 49LF003A
Task menu for
Dual BIOS
utility
Task menu for
Q-FlashTM utility
Dual BIOS utility bar
512K
512K
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main Bios
Auto Recovery Enable
Halt On Error Disable
Copy Main ROM Data to Backup
Load Default Settings
Save Settings to CMOS
Q-Flash Utility
Load Main BIOS from Floppy
Load Backup BIOS from Floppy
Save Main BIOS to Floppy
Save Backup BIOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
Q-FlashTM utility title
bar
Action bar
Task menu for Dual BIOS utility:
Contains the names of eight tasks and two item showing information about the BIOS ROM type. Blocking a
task and pressing Enter key on your keyboard to enable execution of the task.
Task menu for Q-Flash utility:
Contains the names of four tasks. Blocking a task and pressing Enter key on your keyboard to enable execution of the task.
Action bar:
Contains the names of four actions needed to operate the Q-Flash/Dual BIOS utility. Pressing the buttons
mentioned on your keyboards to perform these actions.
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This section tells you how to update BIOS using the Q-Flash utility. As described in the "Before you begin"
section above, you must prepare a floppy disk having the BIOS file for your motherboard and insert it to your
computer. If you have already put the floppy disk into your system and have entered the Q-Flash utility,
please follow the steps below to flash BIOS.
Steps:
1.
Press arrow buttons on your keyboard to move the light bar to "Load Main BIOS from Floppy" item in
the Q-Flash menu and press Enter button.
Later, you will see a box pop up showing the BIOS files you previously downloaded to the floppy disk.
If you want to save the current BIOS for backup purpose, you can begin Step 1 with "Save Main
BIOS to Floppy" item.
2. Move to the BIOS file you want to flash and press Enter.
In this example, we only download one BIOS file to the floppy disk so only one BIOS file,
8KNXPU.Fba, is listed.
Please confirm again you have the correct BIOS file for your motherboard.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.........................................
Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size.............................SST 49LF003A
Backup ROM Type/Size.........................SST 49LF003A
512K
512K
Wide Range Protection Disable
1 file(s)Main
foundBios
Boot From
8KNXPU.Fba
512K
Auto Recovery Enable
Halt On Error Disable
Total size Copy
: 1.39M
size : 911.50K
Main ROM DataFree
to Backup
F5 : Refresh
DEL : Delete
Load Default Settings
Enter : Run
BIOS file in the floppy
disk.
Save Settings to CMOS
Q-Flash Utility
Load Main BIOS from Floppy
Load Backup BIOS from Floppy
Save Main BIOS to Floppy
Save Backup BIOS to Floppy
:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
After pressing Enter, you'll then see the progress of reading the BIOS file from the floppy disk.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.........................................
Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size.............................SST 49LF003A
Backup ROM Type/Size.........................SST 49LF003A
512K
512K
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main Bios
Reading BIOS file from floppy ...
Auto Recovery Enable
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.....................
Halt On Error Disable
Copy Main ROM Data to Backup
Don't Turn Off Power or Reset System
Load Default Settings
Save Settings to CMOS
Q-Flash Utility
Load Main BIOS from Floppy
Load Backup BIOS from Floppy
Save Main BIOS to Floppy
Save Backup BIOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
Do not trun off power or
reset your system at this
stage!!
After BIOS file is read, you'll see a confirmation dialog box asking you "Are you sure to update BIOS?"
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English
Using the Q-Flash TM utility:
English
3. Press Y button on your keyboard after you are sure to update BIOS.
Then it will begin to update BIOS. The progress of updating BIOS will be displayed.
Please do not take out the floppy disk when it begins flashing BIOS.
4. Press any keys to return to the Q-Flash menu when the BIOS updating procedure is completed.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.........................................
Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size.............................SST 49LF003A
Backup ROM Type/Size.........................SST 49LF003A
512K
512K
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main Bios
Auto
Recovery
Enable - Pass !!
!!
Copy
BIOS completed
Halt On Error Disable
Copy
Main
ROM
Data
to continue
Backup
Please press any key to
Load Default Settings
Save Settings to CMOS
Q-Flash Utility
Load Main BIOS from Floppy
Load Backup BIOS from Floppy
Save Main BIOS to Floppy
Save Backup BIOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
KL:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
5.
You can repeat Step 1 to
4 to flash the backup
BIOS, too.
Press Esc and then Y button to exit the Q-Flash utility. The computer will restart automatically after
you exit Q-Flash.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.........................................
Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size.............................SST 49LF003A
Backup ROM Type/Size.........................SST 49LF003A
512K
512K
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main Bios
AutoAre
Recovery
you sure Enable
to RESET ?
Halt On Error Disable
Copy
Main
ROM
Data
to Backup
[Enter] to continure or [Esc]
to abort...
Load Default Settings
Save Settings to CMOS
Q-Flash Utility
Load Main BIOS from Floppy
Load Backup BIOS from Floppy
Save Main BIOS to Floppy
Save Backup BIOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
KL:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
After system reboots, you may find the BIOS version on your boot screen becomes the one you flashed.
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally
Copyright (C) 1984-2003, Award Software, Inc.
The BIOS file
becomes Fab after
updating.
Intel i875P AGPset BIOS for 8KNXP Ultra Fba
Check System Health OK , VCore = 1.5250
Main Processor : Intel Pentium(R) 4 1.6GHz (133x12)
<CPUID : 0F27 Patch ID : 0027>
Memory Testing : 131072K OK
Memory Frequency 266 MHz in Single Channel
Primary Master : FUJITSU MPE3170AT ED-03-08
Primary Slave : None
Secondary Master : CREATIVEDVD-RM DVD1242E BC101
Secondary Slave : None
Press DEL to enter SETUP / Dual BIOS / Q-Flash / F9 For Xpress Recovery
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Press Del to enter BIOS menu after system reboots. When you are in BIOS menu, move to
Load Fail-Safe Defaults item and press Enter to load BIOS Fail-Safe Defaults. Normally the system
redetects all devices after BIOS has been upgraded. Therefore, we highly recommend reloading the
BIOS defaults after BIOS has been upgraded.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software
Standard CMOS Features
Select Language
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Load Optimized Defaults
Power Management Setup
Set Supervisor
Password
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)?
Y
PnP/PCI Configurations
Set User Password
PC Health Status
Save & Exit Setup
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Exit Without Saving
ESC: Quit
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
F3: Change Language
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
Press Y on your keyboard to load defaults.
7.
Select Save & Exit Setup item to save the settings to CMOS and exit the BIOS menu.
System will reboot after you exit the BIOS menu. The procedure is completed.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
Save to CMOS and EXIT
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
ESC: Quit
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
Select Language
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor
Password
(Y/N)?
Y
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
F3: Change Language
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
Press Y on your keyboard to save and exit.
Part Two:
Updating BIOS with Q-FlashTM Utility on Single-BIOS Motherboards.
This part guides users of single-BIOS motherboards how to update BIOS using the Q-Flash TM utility.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Top Performance
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
ESC: Quit
F8: Q-Flash
F3: Change Language
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
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English
6.
English
Exploring the Q-FlashTM utility screen
The Q-FlashBIOS utility screen consists of the following key components.
Q-FlashTM utility bar
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Type/Size.................................SST 49LF003A
Task menu for
Q-FlashTM utility
Enter : Run
Keep DMI Data Enable
Update BIOS from Floppy
Save BIOS to Floppy
:Move
ESC:Reset
256K
F10:Power Off
Action bar
Task menu for Q-Flash utility:
Contains the names of three tasks. Blocking a task and pressing Enter key on your keyboard to enable
execution of the task.
Action bar:
Contains the names of four actions needed to operate the Q-Flash utility. Pressing the buttons mentioned on
your keyboards to perform these actions.
Using the Q-Flash TM utility:
This section tells you how to update BIOS using the Q-Flash utility. As described in the "Before you begin"
section above, you must prepare a floppy disk having the BIOS file for your motherboard and insert it to your
computer. If you have already put the floppy disk into your system and have entered the Q-Flash utility,
please follow the steps below to flash BIOS.
Steps:
1.
Press arrow buttons on your keyboard to move the light bar to "Update BIOS from Floppy" item in the
Q-Flash menu and press Enter button.
Later, you will see a box pop up showing the BIOS files you previously downloaded to the floppy disk.
If you want to save the current BIOS for backup purpose, you can begin Step 1 with "Save BIOS
to Floppy" item.
2.
Move to the BIOS file you want to flash and press Enter.
In this example, we only download one BIOS file to the floppy disk so only one BIOS file,
8GE800.F4, is listed.
Please confirm again you have the correct BIOS file for your motherboard.
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Type/Size.................................SST 49LF003A
256K
1 file(s) found
8GE800.F4Keep DMI Data Enable
256K
Update BIOS from Floppy
Floppy
Total size : 1.39M Save BIOS toFree
size : 1.14M
EnterF5: :Run
:Move
ESC:Reset
Refresh
DEL : Delete F10:Power Off
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Type/Size.................................SST 49LF003A
Keep
Reading BIOS
fileDMI
fromData
floppyEnable
...
Update BIOS from Floppy
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.....................
Save BIOS to Floppy
EnterDon't
: Run
:Moveor ResetESC:Reset
Turn Off Power
System
BIOS file in the floppy
disk.
256K
F10:Power Off
Do not trun off power or
reset your system at
this stage!!
After BIOS file is read, you'll see a confirmation dialog box asking you "Are you sure to update BIOS?"
Please do not take out the floppy disk when it begins flashing BIOS.
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Press Y button on your keyboard after you are sure to update BIOS.
Then it will begin to update BIOS. The progress of updating BIOS will be shown at the same time.
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Type/Size.................................SST 49LF003A
256K
Keep DMI
Data BIOS
Enable
Updating
Now
Update BIOS from Floppy
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.........................
Save BIOS to Floppy
EnterDon't
: Run
Turn Off Power
:Moveor ResetESC:Reset
System
F10:Power Off
4.
Press any keys to return to the Q-Flash menu when the BIOS updating procedure is completed.
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Type/Size.................................SST 49LF003A
Enter : Run
5.
Do not trun off power or
reset your system
at this stage!!
256K
Keep DMI Data Enable
!! Copy
BIOSBIOS
completed
- Pass !!
Update
from Floppy
Save BIOS to Floppy
Please press any key to continue
:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
Press Esc and then Y button to exit the Q-Flash utility. The computer will restart automatically after
you exit Q-Flash.
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Type/Size.................................SST 49LF003A
256K
Keep DMI Data Enable
Are
you sure
RESET
?
Update
BIOStofrom
Floppy
Save BIOS to Floppy
[Enter] to continure or [Esc] to abort...
Enter : Run
:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
After system reboots, you may find the BIOS version on your boot screen becomes the one you flashed.
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally
Copyright (C) 1984-2003, Award Software, Inc.
The BIOS file
becomes F4 after
updating
Intel 845GE AGPSet BIOS for 8GE800 F4
Check System Health OK
Main Proce ssor : Intel Pentium(R) 4 1.7GHz (100x17.0)
<CPUID : 0F0A Patch ID : 0009>
Memory Testing : 122880K OK + 8192K Shared Me mory
Primary Master : FUJITSU MPE3170AT ED-03-08
Primary Slave : None
Secondary Master : CREATIVEDVD-RM DVD1242E BC101
Secondary Slave : None
Press DEL to enter SETUP / Q-Flash
03/18/2003-I845GE-6A69YG01C-00
6.
Press Del to enter BIOS menu after system reboots and "Load BIOS Fail-Safe Defaults". See how
to Load BIOS Fail-Safe Defaults, please kindly refer to Step 6 to 7 in Part One.
Congratulation!! You have updated BIOS successfully!!
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English
3.
English
Method 2 : @BIOSTM Utility
If you do not have a DOS startup disk, we recommend that you use the
new @BIOS utility. @BIOS allows users to update their BIOS under
Windows. Just select the desired @BIOS server to download the latest
version of BIOS.
Fig 1. Installing the @BIOS utility
Fig 2. Installation complete and run @BIOS
Click Sart/ Programs/ GIGABYTE/@BIOS
Select @BIOS item than click Install
Fig 3. The @BIOS utility
Click " "
Fig 4. Select the desired @BIOS server
Click "Update New BIOS"
1. Methods and steps:
I. Update BIOS through Internet
a. Click "Internet Update" icon
b. Click "Update New BIOS" icon
c. Select @BIOSTM sever
d. Select the exact model name on your motherboard
e. System will automatically download and update the BIOS.
II. Update BIOS NOT through Internet:
a. Do not click "Internet Update" icon
b. Click "Update New BIOS"
c. Please select "All Files" in dialog box while opening the old file.
d. Please search for BIOS unzip file, downloading from internet or any other methods (such as:
8GNXPD.F1).
e. Complete update process following the instruction.
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IV. Check out supported motherboard and Flash ROM:
In the very beginning, there is "About this program" icon shown in dialog box. It can help you check out
which kind of motherboard and which brand of Flash ROM are supported.
2. Note:
I.
In method I, if it shows two or more motherboard's model names to be selected, please make
sure your motherboard's model name again. Selecting wrong model name will cause the
system unbooted.
II. In method II, be sure that motherboard's model name in BIOS unzip file are the same as your
motherboard's. Otherwise, your system won't boot.
III. In method I, if the BIOS file you need cannot be found in @BIOSTM server, please go onto
Gigabyte's web site for downloading and updating it according to method II.
IV. Please note that any interruption during updating will cause system unbooted
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English
III. Save BIOS
In the very beginning, there is "Save Current BIOS" icon shown in dialog box. It means to save the
current BIOS version.
English
4-1-3 Serial ATA BIOS Setting Utility Introduction
RAID Levels
RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a method of combining two hard disk drives into one logical
unit. The advantage of an Array is to provide better performance or data fault tolerance. Fault tolerance is
achieved through data redundant operation, where if one drives fails, a mirrored copy of the data can be
found on another drive. This can prevent data loss if the operating system fails or hangs. The individual disk
drives in an array are called members. The configuration information of each member is recorded in the
reserved sector that identifies the drive as a member. All disk members in a formed disk array are recognized
as a single physical drive to the operating system.
Hard disk drives can be combined together through a few different methods. The different methods are
referred to as different RAID levels. Different RAID levels represent different performance levels, security
levels and implementation costs. The RAID levels which the Intel ® ICH6R chipset supports are RAID 0 and
RAID 1.
RAID 0 (Striping)
RAID 0 reads and writes sectors of data interleaved between multiple drives. If any disk member fails, it
affects the entire array. The disk array data capacity is equal to the number of drive members times the
capacity of the smallest member. The striping block size can be set from 4KB to 64KB. RAID 0 does not
support fault tolerance.
RAID 1 (Mirroring)
RAID 1 writes duplicate data onto a pair of drives and reads both sets of data in parallel. If one of the
mirrored drives suffers a mechanical failure or does not respond, the remaining drive will continue to function.
Due to redundancy, the drive capacity of the array is the capacity of the smallest drive. Under a RAID 1
setup, an extra drive called the spare drive can be attached. Such a drive will be activated to replace a failed
drive that is part of a mirrored array. Due to the fault tolerance, if any RAID 1 drive fails, data access will not
be affected as long as there are other working drives in the array.
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Configuring the Intel RAID BIOS
The Intel RAID BIOS setup lets you choose the RAID array type and which hard drives you want to make part
of the array.
Entering the RAID BIOS Setup
1. After rebooting your computer, wait until you see the RAID software prompting you to press Ctrl + I. The
RAID prompt appears as part of the system POST and boot process prior to loading the OS. You have a few
seconds to press Ctrl + I before the window disappears.
Intel(R) Application Accelerator RAID Option ROM v4.0.6180
Copyright(C) 2003-04 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.
RAID Volumes :
None Defined.
Physical Disks :
Port
Driver Model
0
ST3120026AS
1
ST3120026AS
Serial #
3JT354CP
3JT329JX
Size
111.7GB
111.7GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Press <CTRL - I> to enter Configuration Utility
Press Ctrl + I. The Intel RAID Utility - Create RAID Volume window appears (as Figure below).
Intel(R) Application Accelerator RAID Option ROM v4.0.6180
Copyright(C) 2003-04 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.
[ MAIN MENU ]
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes :
None Defined.
Physical Disks :
Port
Driver Model
0
ST3120026AS
1
ST3120026AS
[
]-Select
Serial #
3JT354CP
3JT329JX
Size
111.7GB
111.7GB
[ESC]-Exit
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Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
Appendix
English
Please follow the steps below to construct a complete RAID array:
1) Have ready your hard drives for RAID construction.
Note: To achieve best performance, it is recommended that the hard drives used are of similar make
and storage capacity.
2) Please attach the hard drive connectors to their appropriate location on the motherboard ie. IDE, SCSI,
or SATA.
3) Enter the motherboard BIOS and locate RAID setup (Please refer to the section on Integrated Peripherals).
4) Enter RAID setup in the BIOS and select the RAID type (For instance, enter Ctrl + I to select Intel RAID;
Ctrl + S to select Silicon Image).
5) Complete driver installation.
6) Complete RAID utility installation.
More information on steps 4 and 5 is provided.
English
Create RAID Volume
Press Enter under Create RAID Volume to set up RAID.
Intel(R) Application Accelerator RAID Option ROM v4.0.6180
Copyright(C) 2003-04 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name : RAID_Volume0
RAID Level : RAID0(Stripe)
Disks : Select Disks
Strip Size : 128KB
Capacity : 223.5 GB
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and
can not contain special characters.
[
]-Change
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
After entering the Create Volume Menu, you can set disk name with 1~16 letters (letters cannot be special
characters) under Name item.
After setting disk name, press Enter to select RAID Level.
Intel(R) Application Accelerator RAID Option ROM v4.0.6180
Copyright(C) 2003-04 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name : RAID_Volume0
RAID Level : RAID0(Stripe)
Disks : Select Disks
Strip Size : 128KB
Capacity : 223.5 GB
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Choose the RAID level best suited to your usage model.
RAID0(Stripe)- Creates a volume where equal portions of the volume
are spread across all the disks. This creates a volume
with higher performance by accessing all disks at once.
RAID1(Stripe)- Creates a volume where a redundant copy of the data is
stored on each disk. This creates a volume protected
from a single hard disk failure.
[
]-Change
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
There are two RAID levels: RAID0(Stripe) and RAID1(Mirror). After selecting the RAID level, press Enter to
select Strip Size.
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Intel(R) Application Accelerator RAID Option ROM v4.0.6180
Copyright(C) 2003-04 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name : RAID_Volume0
RAID Level : RAID0(Stripe)
Disks : Select Disks
Strip Size : 128KB
Capacity : 223.5 GB
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Choose the RAID level best suited to your usage model.
The following are typical values:
16KB - Best for sequential transfers
64KB - Good general purpose strip size
128KB - Best performance for most desktops and workstations
[
]-Change
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
Intel(R) Application Accelerator RAID Option ROM v4.0.6180
Copyright(C) 2003-04 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name : RAID_Volume0
RAID Level : RAID0(Stripe)
Disks : Select Disks
Strip Size : 128KB
Capacity : 223.5 GB
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Enter the volume capacity. The default value indicates the
maximum volume capacity using the selected disks. If less
than the maximum capacity is chosen, creation of a second
volume is needed to utilize the remaining space.
[
]-Change
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
Press Enter to enter Create Volume after setting disk capacity.
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English
The KB is a unit of Strip Size. You can set disk block size with this item.
The disk block size can be set from 4KB to 128KB. After you set disk block size, press Enter to set disk
Capacity.
English
Press Enter under the Create Volume item.
Intel(R) Application Accelerator RAID Option ROM v4.0.6180
Copyright(C) 2003-04 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name : RAID_Volume0
RAID Level : RAID0(Stripe)
Disks : Select Disks
Strip Size : 128KB
Capacity : 223.5 GB
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Press "ENTER" to Create the specified volume
[
]-Change
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
An alert bar will be displayed warning you that all data on selected disks will be lost. Please press Y to
complete the set-up of RAID.
Intel(R) Application Accelerator RAID Option ROM v4.0.6180
Copyright(C) 2003-04 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name : RAID_Volume0
RAID Level : RAID0(Stripe)
Disks : Select Disks
Strip Size : 128KB
Capacity : 223.5 GB
Create Volume
WARNING : ALL DATA ON [SELECTED
DISKS WILL BE LOST.
HELP ]
Are you sure you want to creat this volume? (Y/N) :
Press "ENTER" to Create the specified volume
[
]-Change
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[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
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[ENTER]-Select
Intel(R) Application Accelerator RAID Option ROM v4.0.6180
Copyright(C) 2003-04 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.
[ MAIN MENU ]
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes :
ID
Name
0
RAID_Volume0
Level
RAID(Stripe)
Physical Disks :
Port
Driver Model
0
ST3120026AS
1
ST3120026AS
Serial #
3JT354CP
3JT329JX
[
]-Select
Strip
128KB
Size
223.5GB
Status
Normal
Size
111.7GB
111.7GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Member Disk(0)
Member Disk(0)
[ESC]-Exit
Bootable
Yes
[ENTER]-Select Menu
Delete RAID Volume
If you want to delete a RAID volume, please select the Delete RAID Volume option. Press Enter key and
follow the instructions on the screen.
Intel(R) Application Accelerator RAID Option ROM v4.0.6180
Copyright(C) 2003-04 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.
[ MAIN MENU ]
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes :
ID
Name
0
RAID_Volume0
Level
RAID(Stripe)
Physical Disks :
Port
Driver Model
0
ST3120026AS
1
ST3120026AS
Serial #
3JT354CP
3JT329JX
[
]-Select
Strip
128KB
[ESC]-Exit
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Size
223.5GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
Size
111.7GB
111.7GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Member Disk(0)
Member Disk(0)
[ENTER]-Select Menu
Appendix
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After the completion, you will see the detailed information about the RAID, such as RAID level, disk block
size, disk name and disk capacity, etc.
English
Installing the RAID drivers
For the Windows operating system (Win NT, WinXP, Win2000 ), for IDE RAID/SCSI/Serial ATA functioning,
the driver must first be transferred to a floppy disk. Please follow the steps below to complete driver transfer
to a floppy disk:
1) Please insert the provided driver CD into the hard disk drive eg. Drive D:
2) Insert a blank formatted floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
3) Either from "Command Prompt" or DOS, please type in "D:\BootDrv\menu.exe"(Refer to Fig.1)
4) Information on all chipsets should be listed on the screen (Refer to Fig.2), please select the proper
chipset model.
Fig.1
Fig.2
(Note)
Your system will then automatically zip and transfer this driver file to the floppy disk.
After you complete the steps, boot from the Windows CD to install the RAID drivers.
When install Windows 2000 or Windows XP from HDDs in serial ATA controller, press F6 as Win2000 or XP
boots up, then supply serial ATA controller driver by this floppy disk. Follow on-screen instructions to
complete installation.
(Each time you add a new hard drive to a RAID array, the RAID driver will have to be installed under
Windows once for that hard drive. After that, the driver will not have to be installed.)
Note: In the menu list, IAA_RAID is Intel ICH6R chipset.
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2- / 4- / 6- / 8- Channel Audio Function Introduction
This motherboard provide 6 audio connector. You are able to use 2-/
4-/6-/8-channnels audio feature by audio software selection.
Introduction of audio connectors:
You may connect CD-ROM/DVD-ROM, walkman or
others audio input to Line In.
The front channels or earphone can be connected to
Line In
Rear Speaker Out
Line Out (Front Speaker Out).
Line Out
Center/Subwoofer
(Front Speaker Out)
Speaker Out
Connect microphone to Mic In.
Side Speaker
Mic In
Connect the rear channels to Rear Speaker Out.
Out
Connect the Center/Subwoofer channels to Center/
Subwoofer Speaker Out.
Connect the side channels to Side Speaker Out.
The installation of audio software for Windows 98/ 2000/ ME/ XP is very simple. Please follow the steps to
install the function.(Following pictures are in Windows XP)
Stereo Speakers Connection and Settings:
We recommend that you use the speaker with amplifier to acquire the best sound effect if the stereo output
is applied.
STEP 1:
Connect the stereo speakers or earphone to "Line
Out".
Line Out
STEP 2 :
Following installation of the audio driver, you find a
Sound Effect
icon on the lower right hand taskbar.
Click the icon to select the function.
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STEP 3:
Click "Speaker Configuration" then click on the
left selection bar and select "2CH Speaker" to
complete 2 channel audio configuration.
4 Channel Audio Setup
STEP 1 :
Connect the front channels to "Front Speaker Out",
the rear channels to "Rear Speaker Out".
Front Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
STEP 2 :
Following installation of the audio driver, you find a
Sound Effect
icon on the lower right hand taskbar.
Click the icon to select the function.
STEP 3:
Click "Speaker Configuration" then click on the
left selection bar and select "4CH Speaker" to
complete 4 channel audio configuration.
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STEP 1 :
Connect the front channels to "Front Speaker Out",
the rear channels to "Rear Speaker Out", and the
Center/Subwoofer channels to "Center/Subwoofer
Speaker Out".
Front Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Center/Subwoofer
Speaker Out
STEP 2 :
Following installation of the audio driver, you find a
Sound Effect
icon on the lower right hand taskbar.
Click the icon to select the function.
STEP 3:
Click "Speaker Configuration" then click on the
left selection bar and select "6CH Speaker" to
complete 6 channel audio configuration.
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6 Channel Audio Setup
English
8 Channel Audio Setup
STEP 1 :
Connect the front channels to "Front Speaker Out",
the rear channels to "Rear Speaker Out", the Center/
Subwoofer channels to "Center/Subwoofer Speaker
Out", and the side channels to "Side Speaker Out".
Front Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Center/Subwoofer
Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
STEP 2 :
Following installation of the audio driver, you find a
Sound Effect
icon on the lower right hand taskbar.
Click the icon to select the function.
STEP 3:
Click "Speaker Configuration" then click on the
left selection bar and select "8CH Speaker" to
complete 8 channel audio configuration.
Sound Effect Configuration:
At the sound effect menu, users can adjust sound
option settings as desired.
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English
Jack-Sensing Introduction
Jack-Sensing provides audio connectors error-detection function.
Install Microsoft DirectX8.1 or later version before to enable Jack-Sensing support for Windows
98/ 98SE/ 2000/ ME.
After you install an audio device, a screen of a list
would pop up from the audio software for you to
choose the type of device you installed.
If you have connected your device to the wrong jack,
the Jack-Sensing function would indicate the correct
jack for your device and you can reconnect the
device to the correct jack following the arrow
instruction.
The correct icon for audio device will be displayed
after the reinstallation.
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Troubleshooting
Below is a collection of general asked questions. To check general asked questions based on a specific
motherboard model, please log on to http://tw.giga-byte.com/faq/faq.htm
Question 1: I cannot see some options that were included in previous BIOS after updating BIOS. Why?
Answer: Some advanced options are hidden in new BIOS version. Please press Ctrl and F1 keys after
entering BIOS menu and you will be able to see these options.
Questions 2: Why is the light of my keyboard/optical mouse still on after computer shuts down?
Answer: In some boards, a small amount of electricity is kept on standby after computer shuts down and
that's why the light is still on.
Question 3: Why cannot I use all functions in EasyTune 4?
Answer: The availability of the listed functions in EasyTune 4 depends on the MB chipset. If the chipset
doesn't support certain functions in EasyTune 4, these functions will be locked automatically and you will not
be able to use them.
Question 4: Why do I fail to install RAID and ATA drivers under Win 2000 and XP on boards that support
RAID function after I connect the boot HDD to IDE3 or IDE4 ?
Answer: First of all, you need to save some files in the CD-ROM to a floppy disk before installing drivers. You
also need to go through some rather different steps in the installation process. Therefore, we suggest that
you refer to the installation steps in the RAID manual at our website.
(Please download it at http://tw.giga-byte.com/support/user_pdf/raid_manual.pdf)
Question 5: How do I clear CMOS?
Answer: If your board has a Clear CMOS jumper, please refer to the Clear CMOS steps in the manual. If your
board doesn't have such jumper, you can take off the on-board battery to leak voltage to clear CMOS.
Please refer to the steps below:
Steps:
1. Turn off power.
2. Disconnect the power cord from MB.
3. Take out the battery gently and put it aside for about 10 minutes (Or you can use a metal object to
connect the positive and negative pins in the battery holder to makethem short for one minute).
4. Re-insert the battery to the battery holder.
5. Connect power cord to MB again and turn on power.
6. Press Del to enter BIOS and load Fail-Safe Defaults.
7. Save changes and reboot the system.
Question 6: Why does system seem unstable after updating BIOS?
Answer: Please remember to load Fail-Safe Defaults (Or Load BIOS Defaults) after flashing BIOS. However,
if the system instability still remains, please clear CMOS to solve the problem.
Question 7: Why do I still get a weak sound after turning up the speaker to the maximum volume?
Answer: Please make sure the speaker you are using is equipped with an internal amplifier. If not, please
change another speaker with power/amplifier and try again later.
Question 8: How do I disable onboard VGA card in order to add an external VGA card?
Answer: Gigabyte motherboards will auto-detect the external VGA card after it is plugged in, so you don't
need to change any setting manually to disable the onboard VGA.
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Question 10: Sometimes I hear different continuous beeps from computer after system boots up. What do
these beeps usually stand for?
Answer: The beep codes below may help you identify the possible computer problems. However, they are
only for reference purposes. The situations might differ from case to case.
AMI BIOS Beep Codes
*Computer gives 1 short beep when system boots successfully.
*Except for beep code 8, these codes are always fatal.
1 beep Refresh failure
2 beeps Parity error
3 beeps Base 64K memory failure
4 beeps Timer not operational
5 beeps Processor error
6 beeps 8042 - gate A20 failure
7 beeps Processor exception interrupt error
8 beeps Display memory read/write failure
9 beeps ROM checksum error
10 beeps CMOS shutdown register read/write error
11 beeps Cache memory bad
AWARD BIOS Beep Codes
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error
1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error
1 long 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: DRAM error
Continuous short beeps: Power error
Question 11:For the M/B which have RAID function, how to set in the BIOS in order to bootup from IDE3, 4
by either RAID or ATA mode?
Answer:Please set in the BIOS as follow:
1. Advanced BIOS features-->(SATA)/RAID/SCSI boot order: "SATA"
2. Advanced BIOS features--> First boot device: "SCSI"
3. Integrated Peripherals--> Onboard H/W ATA/RAID: "enable"
Then it depends on the RAID mode that you need to set "RAID" to RAID mode or "ATA" to normal ATA mode
in the item named RAID controller function.
Question 12:How to set in the BIOS to bootup from the IDE/ SCSI/ RAID card ?
Answer:Please set in the BIOS as follow:
1. Advanced BIOS features-->(SATA)/RAID/SCSI boot order: "SCSI"
2. Advanced BIOS features--> First boot device: "SCSI"
Then it depends on the mode(RAID or ATA) that you need to set in RAID/ SCSI BIOS.
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Question 9: Why cannot I use the IDE 2?
Answer: Please refer to the user manual and check whether you have connected any cable that is not
provided with the motherboard package to the USB Over Current pin in the Front USB Panel. If the cable is
your own cable, please remove it from this pin and do not connect any of your own cables to it.
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Taiwan (Headquarters)
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Address: No.6, Bau Chiang Road, Hsin-Tien, Taipei Hsien,
Taiwan, R.O.C.
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FAX: +886 (2) 8912-4003
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http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
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Address: 17358 Railroad St, City of Industry, CA 91748.
TEL: +1 (626) 854-9338
FAX: +1 (626) 854-9339
Tech. Support :
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Japan
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Singapore
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Address: GUnit 13 Avant Business Centre 3 Third Avenue,
Denbigh West Bletchley Milton Keynes, MK1 1DR, UK, England
TEL: +44-1908-362700
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WEB address : http://uk.giga-byte.com
The Netherlands
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TEL: +31 40 290 2088
NL Tech.Support: 0900-GIGABYTE (0900-44422983)
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TEL: +49-40-2533040 (Sales)
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TEL: +49-40-25492343 (Sales)
+49-1803-428329 (Tech.)
Tech. Support :
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Non-Tech. Support(Sales/Marketing) :
http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
BE Tech.Support: 0900-84034
FAX: +31 40 290 2089
Tech. Support :
http://nz.giga-byte.com/TechSupport/ServiceCenter.htm
Non-Tech. Support(Sales/Marketing) :
http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
WEB address : http://www.giga-byte.nl
WEB address : http://www.gigabyte.de
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Contact Us
English
China
NINGBO G.B.T. TECH. TRADING CO., LTD.
Tech. Support :
http://cn.giga-byte.com/TechSupport/ServiceCenter.htm
Non-Tech. Support(Sales/Marketing) :
http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
WEB address : http://www.gigabyte.com.cn
Shanghai
TEL: +86-021-63410999
FAX: +86-021-63410100
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TEL: +86-010-82886651
FAX: +86-010-82888013
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FAX: +86-027-87851330
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FAX: +86-020-85517843
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FAX: +86-028-85256822
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FAX: +86-029-85539821
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TEL: +86-024-23960918
FAX: +86-024-23960918-809
Australia
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Address: 3/6 Garden Road, Clayton, VIC 3168 Australia
TEL: +61 3 85616288
FAX: +61 3 85616222
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http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
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France
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http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
WEB address : http://www.gigabyte.fr
Russia
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Ltd.
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POLAND
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