SB336-Ni
System Board
User’s Manual
A20620237
Copyright
This publication contains information that is protected by copyright. No part of it
may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any transformation/adaptation without the prior written permission from the copyright holders.
This publication is provided for informational purposes only. The manufacturer
makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents or use
of this manual and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties of
merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The user will assume the
entire risk of the use or the results of the use of this document. Further, the
manufacturer reserves the right to revise this publication and make changes to
its contents at any time, without obligation to notify any person or entity of such
revisions or changes.
© 2012. All Rights Reserved.
Trademarks
All trademarks and registered trademarks of products appearing in this manual
are the properties of their respective holders.
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment
is operated in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
•
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician for help.
Notice:
1.
2.
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with the emission
limits.
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Table of Contents
Copyright ........................................................................................... 2
Trademarks ........................................................................................ 2
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B .............................................. 3
About this Manual ............................................................................. 6
Warranty
.......................................................................................... 6
Static Electricity Precautions ............................................................. 7
Safety Measures ................................................................................. 7
About the Package ............................................................................ 8
Before Using the System Board ........................................................ 8
Chapter 1 - Introduction .................................................................. 9
Specifications .................................................................................. 9
Features ...................................................................................... 12
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation .................................................. 15
System Board Layout .................................................................... 15
System Memory ........................................................................... 16
Installing the DIM Module ......................................................... 18
CPU ............................................................................................ 20
Installing the CPU .................................................................... 21
Installing the Fan and Heat Sink ................................................ 25
Jumper Settings............................................................................. 27
Clear CMOS Data ..................................................................... 27
PS/2 Power Select .................................................................... 28
USB Power Select..................................................................... 29
Power-on Select ....................................................................... 30
COM1/COM2 RS232/RS422/RS485 Select.................................... 31
Rear Panel I/O Ports ..................................................................... 32
PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports ......................................... 33
COM (Serial) Ports ................................................................... 34
VGA Port ................................................................................. 35
RJ45 LAN Ports ........................................................................ 36
USB Ports................................................................................ 37
Audio ...................................................................................... 39
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I/O Connectors ............................................................................ 41
CD-in Internal Audio Connector ................................................. 41
S/PDIF Connector..................................................................... 42
SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors .................................................... 43
Cooling Fan Connectors............................................................. 44
Cassis Instrusion Connectors ..................................................... 45
Power Connectors .................................................................... 46
Standby Power LED .................................................................. 47
Front Panel Connectors ............................................................. 48
Expansion Slots ....................................................................... 49
Battery ................................................................................... 50
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup .................................................................. 51
Overview .............................................................................................................. 51
AMI BIOS Setup Utility ................................................................. 53
Main ....................................................................................... 53
Advanced ................................................................................ 54
Chipset ................................................................................... 66
Boot ....................................................................................... 74
Security .................................................................................. 76
Save & Exit ............................................................................. 77
Updating the BIOS ........................................................................ 78
Chapter 4 - Supported Software
................................................... 79
Appendix A - Watchdog Sample Code ........................................... 99
Appendix B - System Error Message ............................................ 100
Appendix C - Troubleshooting ...................................................... 102
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About this Manual
An electronic file of this manual is included in the CD. To view the user’s manual
in the CD, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main Board
Utility CD) will appear. Click “User’s Manual” on the main menu.
Warranty
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1.
Warranty does not cover damages or failures that arised from misuse of the
product, inability to use the product, unauthorized replacement or alteration
of components and product specifications.
2.
The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to physical abuse,
improper installation, modification, accidents or unauthorized repair of the
product.
3.
Unless otherwise instructed in this user’s manual, the user may not, under
any circumstances, attempt to perform service, adjustments or repairs on the
product, whether in or out of warranty. It must be returned to the purchase
point, factory or authorized service agency for all such work.
4.
We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequencial
damages to the product that has been modified or altered.
Introduction
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Static Electricity Precautions
It is quite easy to inadvertently damage your PC, system board, components
or devices even before installing them in your system unit. Static electrical discharge can damage computer components without causing any signs of physical
damage. You must take extra care in handling them to ensure against electrostatic build-up.
1.
To prevent electrostatic build-up, leave the system board in its anti-static bag
until you are ready to install it.
2.
Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
3.
Do all preparation work on a static-free surface.
4.
Hold the device only by its edges. Be careful not to touch any of the components, contacts or connections.
5.
Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold
modules or connectors by their ends.
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drive and
other components. Perform the upgrade instruction procedures described
at an ESD workstation only. If such a station is not available, you can
provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and
attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is
unavailable, establish and maintain contact with the system chassis
throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
Safety Measures
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range.
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing, cover the system chassis
before plugging the power cord.
Battery:
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
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About the Package
The system board package contains the following items. If any of these items are
missing or damaged, please contact your dealer or sales representative for assistance.







One
Two
Two
One
One
One
One
SB336-Ni board
Serial ATA data cables
USB cables
COM port cable
I/O shield
DVD
QR (Quick Reference)
Optional Items
 USB port cable
 COM port cable
 Serial ATA data cable
 Serial ATA power cable
 I/O shield
The system board and accessories in the package may not come similar to the
information listed above. This may differ in accordance to the sales region or
models in which it was sold. For more information about the standard package in
your region, please contact your dealer or sales representative.
Before Using the System Board
Before using the system board, prepare basic system components.
If you are installing the system board in a new system, you will need at least the
following internal components.
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•
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A CPU
Memory module
Storage devices such as hard disk drive, CD-ROM, etc.
You will also need external system peripherals you intend to use which will normally include at least a keyboard, a mouse and a video display monitor.
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Specifications
Processor
• LGA 1155 socket for:
- 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM processors (22nm process
technology)
: Intel® CoreTM i7-3770 (8M Cache, up to 3.9GHz); 77W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-3550S (6M Cache, up to 3.7GHz); 65W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-3220 (3M Cache, 3.3GHz); 55W
: Intel® Pentium® G2120 (3M Cache, 3.1 GHz); 65W
- 2nd generation Intel® CoreTM processors (32nm process
technology)
: Intel® CoreTM i7-2600 (8M Cache, up to 3.8 GHz); 95W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-2400 (6M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz); 95W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-2120 (3M Cache, 3.3 GHz); 65W
: Intel® Pentium® G850 (3M Cache, 2.9 GHz); 65W
Chipset
• Intel® H61 Express Chipset
System Memory
• Two 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
•Supports DDR3 1333/1600MHz (3rd generation processors)
Supports DDR3 1066/1333MHz (2nd generation processors)
• Supports dual channel memory interface
• Supports up to 16GB system memory
Expansion Slots
• DRAM device technologies: 1Gb, 2Gb and 4Gb DDR3 DRAM
technologies are supported for x8 and x16 devices, unbuffered, non-ECC
• 1 PCIe x16 slot
- Supports Gen 3.0 (3rd generation processors)
- Supports Gen 2.0 (2nd generation processors)
• 2 PCI slots
Graphics
• Intel® HD Graphics
• Display port: VGA
• VGA display resolution up to 2048x1536 pixels with 32-bit
color at 75Hz
• Supports 6 Graphics Execution Units (EUs)
• Intel® Clear Video Technology
• DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) support for accelerating
video processing
Audio
• Realtek ALC262 2-channel High Definition Audio
• DACs with 100dB SNR; two stereo DACs support 24-bit
PCM
format for stereo audio playback
• ADCs with 90dB SNR; three stereo ADCs support 20-bit
PCM
format for multiple input streaming
• S/PDIF audio interface
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LAN
• 1 Realtek RTL8111DL Gigabit Ethernet Controller
• Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
• Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE
802.3ab
• Supports wire management
Serial ATA
(SATA)
• 4 SATA 2.0 ports with data transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
Super I/O Features
• 1 Fintek F71879 I/O controller supports 2 RS232 COM ports
Rear Panel I/O
Ports
• 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
• 2 Fintek F81217 I/O controllers support 8 RS232 COM ports
• 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
• 2 DB-9 RS232 serial ports
• 1 DB-15 VGA port
• 1 RJ45 LAN port
• 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
• Mic-in, line-in and line-out jacks
I/O Connectors
• 3 connectors for 6 external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
• 8 connectors for 8 external RS232 serial ports
• 1 front audio connector for line-out and mic-in jacks
• 1 S/PDIF connector
• 1 CD-in connector
• 4 Serial ATA ports
• 1 24-pin ATX power connector
• 1 8-pin 12V power connector
• 1 chassis intrusion connector
• 1 front panel connector
• 3 fan connectors
BIOS
• AMI BIOS
• 32Mbit SPI BIOS
Energy Efficient
Design
• Supports ErP Lot6 power saving (optional)
• Supports ACPI
• System Power Management
• Wake-On-Events include:
- Wake-On-PS/2 KB/Mouse
- Wake-On-USB KB/Mouse
- Wake-On-LAN
- RTC timer to power-on the system
• CPU stopped clock control
• AC power failure recovery
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Damage Free
Intelligence
• Monitors CPU/system temperature and overheat alarm
• Monitors VCORE/5V/3.3V/V_DIMM/12V/5VSB voltages and
failure alarm
• Monitors CPU/system fan speed and failure alarm
• Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage
and fan speed
• Watchdog timer function
Temperature
• Operating: 0oC to 60oC
• Storage: -20oC to 85oC
Humidity
• 10% to 90%
PCB
• microATX form factor
• 244mm (9.6”) x 244mm (9.6”)
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Features
Watchdog Timer
The Watchdog Timer function allows your application to regularly “clear” the system at the set time interval. If the system hangs or fails to function, it will reset
at the set time interval so that your system will continue to operate.
DDR3
DDR3 delivers increased system bandwidth and improved performance. It offers
peak data transfer rate of up to 21 Gb/s bandwidth. The advantages of DDR3
are its higher bandwidth and its increase in performance at a lower power than
DDR2.
Graphics
The integrated Intel HD graphics for graphics intensive applications delivers exceptional 3D, 2D and video capabilities. It supports VGA and DVI interfaces.
PCI Express
PCI Express is a high bandwidth I/O infrastructure that possesses the ability to
scale speeds by forming multiple lanes. The PCI Express architecture also provides a high performance graphics infrastructure by enhancing the capability of a
x16 PCI Express lane to provide 8 Gigabytes per second transfer rate.
Audio
The Realtek ALC262 audio codec provides 2-channel High Definition audio output.
Serial ATA
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0a specification.
SATA 2.0 supports speed up to 3Gb/s. This improves hard drive performance
faster than the standard parallel ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s.
Gigabit LAN
The Realtek RTL8111DL PCI Express Gigabit controllers support up to 1Gbps data
transmission.
USB
The system board supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. USB 1.1 supports 12Mb/
second bandwidth while USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/second bandwidth providing a
marked improvement in device transfer speeds between your computer and a
wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
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Wake-On-LAN
This feature allows the network to remotely wake up a Soft Power Down (SoftOff) PC. It is supported via the onboard LAN port or via a PCI LAN card that uses
the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal. However, if your system is in the
Suspend mode, you can power-on the system only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-PS/2
This function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on
the system.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-USB
This function allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB
ports, the 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5V_standby power source of your
power supply must support ≥2A.
RTC Timer
The RTC installed on the system board allows your system to automatically power-on on the set date and time.
ACPI STR
The system board is designed to meet the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and
Power Interface) specification. ACPI has energy saving features that enables PCs
to implement Power Management and Plug-and-Play with operating systems that
support OS Direct Power Management. ACPI when enabled in the Power Management Setup will allow you to use the Suspend to RAM function.
With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off the system at
once by pressing the power button or selecting “Standby” when you shut down
Windows® without having to go through the sometimes tiresome process of
closing files, applications and operating system. This is because the system is
capable of storing all programs and data files during the entire operating session
into RAM (Random Access Memory) when it powers-off. The operating session
will resume exactly where you left off the next time you power-on the system.
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Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
720mA.
Power Failure Recovery
When power returns after an AC power failure, you may choose to either poweron the system manually or let the system power-on automatically.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
System Board Layout
PS/2 Power Select (JP3)
1
PS/2
KB/ MS
5
1
6
2
5
1
6
2
1
1
Chassis intrusion
CPU fan
COM 1 RS232/422/485
select(JP1)
8
COM 10 COM 9
Fintek
9
9
21
21
F71879F
4
COM1,2
Fintek F81217
COM 2 RS232/
422/485
5 1
select(JP2)
+12V power
LGA 1155
COM 8 COM 7
Standby
Power LED
9
9
21
21
VGA
12 24
USB 0-1, 8-9
Power Select (JP4)
USB 0-1
1
USB 2.0
ATX power
LAN 1
USB 8-9
USB 2.0
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1
Power-on Select(JP8)1
Realtek RTL8111DL
Line-in
Line-out
Mic-in
1
Battery
1
DDR3_1 DDR3_2
PCIE x16
11
Front panel
CD-in
Realtek ALC262
S/PDIF
9
10
System fan_1
SPI Flash
BIOS
iTE
IT8893E
1
1
2
1
SATA 0
SATA 1
PCI 1
Front audio
Intel
H61
1
1
SATA 2.0
SATA 4
SATA 5
PCI 2
Fintek F81217
USB 2-5 Power Select (JP5)
COM 4
COM 3
2
1
2
10
9
2
1
COM 5
10
9
2
1
COM 6
10
9
2
1
10
9
1
2
1
2
9
10
9
10
USB4-5
USB2-3
1
9
10
Clear CMOS (JP7)
1 USB 10-11
Poewr Select 1
(JP6)
1
2 USB 10-11
1
1
Buzzer
1
System fan_2
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Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your system board, processor,
disk drives, add-in boards, and other components. Perform the upgrade
instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation only. If such a
station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by wearing
an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part of the system
chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact
with the system chassis throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
System Memory
Important:
When the Standby Power LED lit red, it indicates that there is power on
the system board. Power-off the PC then unplug the power cord prior to
installing any devices. Failure to do so will cause severe damage to the
motherboard and components.
PS/2
KB/ MS
Channel A
Channel B
Standby
Power LED
DDR3-1
DDR3-2
Features
•
The two DIMM sockets are divided into two channels:
Channel A - DDR3_1
Channel B - DDR3_2
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Dual channel memory interface
•
Maximum of 16GB system memory
Hardware Installation
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The system board supports the following memory interface.
Single Channel (SC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 64 bits (8B) from the memory channels.
Dual Channel (DC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 128 bits from the memory channels. Dual
channel provides better system performance because it doubles the data transfer
rate.
Single Channel
DIMMs are on the same channel.
DIMMs in a channel can be identical or completely different. However, we highly recommend
using identical DIMMs.
Not all slots need to be populated.
Dual Channel
DIMMs of the same memory configuration are
on different channels.
Important:
1. You can populate either Channel A or Channel B first.
2. If you intend to use dual channel, populate DDR3_1 and DDR3_2
the same rule applies - always the socket farthest the CPU.
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Installing the DIM Module
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble
the actual board. These illustrations are for reference only.
1.
Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to it has been
powered down.
2.
Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3.
Locate the DIMM socket on the system board.
4.
Push the “ejector tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the side.
Ejector tab
Ejector tab
5.
Note how the module is keyed to the socket.
Notch
Key
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6.
Grasping the module by its edges, position the module above the socket with
the “notch” in the module aligned with the “key” on the socket. The keying
mechanism ensures the module can be plugged into the socket in only one
way.
7.
Seat the module vertically, pressing it down firmly until it is completely seated in the socket.
8.
The ejector tabs at the ends of the socket will automatically snap into the
locked position to hold the module in place.
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CPU
The system board is equipped with a surface mount LGA 1155 socket. This socket is exclusively designed for installing a LGA 1155 packaged Intel CPU.
Important:
1. Before you proceed, make sure (1) the LGA 1155 socket comes with
a protective cap, (2) the cap is not damaged and (3) the socket’s
contact pins are not bent. If the cap is missing or the cap and/or
contact pins are damaged, contact your dealer immediately.
2. Make sure to keep the protective cap. RMA requests will be accepted
and processed only if the LGA 1155 socket comes with the protective
cap.
Protective
cap
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble
the actual board. These illustrations are for reference only.
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Installing the CPU
1.
Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to it has been
powered down.
2.
Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3.
Locate the LGA 1155 CPU
socket on the system
board.
PS/2
KB/ MS
Important:
The CPU socket must not
come in contact with anything other than the CPU.
Avoid unnecessary exposure. Remove the protective cap only when you are
about to install the CPU.
4.
Unlock the socket by pushing the load lever down,
moving it sideways until it
is released from the retention tab; then lift the load
lever up.
Load lever
Retention tab
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5. Lifting the load lever will at
the same time lift the load
plate.
Lift the load lever up to
the angle shown on the
photo.
6.
Load lever
Load
plate
Remove the protective cap
from the CPU socket. The
cap is used to protect the
CPU socket against dust
and harmful particles. Remove the protective cap
only when you are about
to install the CPU.
Protective cap
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7.
2
Insert the CPU into the
socket. The gold triangular mark on the CPU must
align with the corner of
the CPU socket shown on
the photo.
Gold triangular
mark
The CPU’s notch will at
the same time fit into the
socket’s alignment key.
Alignment key
Important:
The CPU will fit in only one
orientation and can easily
be inserted without exerting any force.
Alignment key
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8.
Close the load plate then
push the load lever down.
While closing the load
plate, make sure the front
edge of the load plate
slides under the retention
knob.
9.
Hook the load lever under
the retention tab.
Retention
knob
Load lever
Retention tab
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Installing the Fan and Heat Sink
The CPU must be kept cool by using a CPU fan with heat sink. Without sufficient
air circulation across the CPU and heat sink, the CPU will overheat damaging both
the CPU and system board.
Note:
A boxed Intel® processor already includes the CPU fan and heat sink assembly. If your CPU was purchased separately, make sure to only use
Intel®-certified fan and heat sink.
1.
Before you install the fan / heat sink, you must apply a thermal paste onto
the top of the CPU. The thermal paste is usually supplied when you purchase
the fan / heat sink assembly. Do not spread the paste all over the surface.
When you later place the heat sink on top of the CPU, the compound will disperse evenly.
Some heat sinks come with a patch of pre-applied thermal paste. Do not apply thermal paste if the fan / heat sink already has a patch of thermal paste
on its underside. Peel the strip that covers the paste before you place the fan
/ heat sink on top of the CPU.
2.
3.
Place the heat sink on top
of the CPU. The 4 pushpins around the heat sink,
which are used to secure
the heat sink onto the system board, must match the
4 mounting holes around
the socket.
Orient the heat sink such
that the CPU fan’s cable is
nearest the CPU fan connector.
PS/2
KB/ MS
Mounting hole
PS/2
KB/ MS
CPU fan
connector
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4.
Rotate each push-pin according to the direction of
the arrow shown on top of
the pin.
Push down two pushpins
that are diagonally across
the heat sink. Perform the
same procedure for the
other two push-pins.
Heat sink
“Unlocked” position
of push-pin
“Locked” position of
push-pin
5.
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Connect the CPU fan’s cable to the CPU fan connector on the system board.
PS/2
KB/ MS
CPU fan
connector
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Jumper Settings
Clear CMOS
PS/2
KB/ MS
1 2 3
JP7
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
1
2 3
2-3 On:
Clear CMOS Data
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the supervisor or user password.
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in the ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the ROM BIOS, please follow the steps below.
1.
Power-off the system and unplug the power cord.
2.
Set JP7 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP7 back to its
default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
3.
Now plug the power cord and power-on the system.
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PS/2 Power Select
JP3
PS/2
KB/ MS
1
1
2
2
3
3
1-2 On: +5V
(default)
2-3 On:
+5V_standby
JP3 is used to select the power of the PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse ports. Selecting +5V_standby will allow you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to
wake up the system.
Important:
The +5VSB power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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USB Power Select
PS/2
KB/ MS
USB 0-1/8-9
(JP4)
3
3
2
1
2
1
1-2 On: +5V
(default)
3
USB 2-5
(JP5)
USB 10-11
(JP6)
2 1
1-2 On: +5V
(default)
2-3 On:
+5V_standby
3 2 1
2-3 On:
+5V_standby
These jumpers are used to select the power of the USB ports. Selecting
+5V_standby will allow you to use a USB device to wake up the system.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB
ports, the +5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the +5V_standby power source of
your power supply must support ≥2A.
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Power-on Select
PS/2
KB/ MS
1 2 3
JP8
1-2 On:
Power-on via power button
(default)
1
2 3
2-3 On:
Power-on via AC power
JP8 is used to select the method of powering on the system. If you want the
system to power-on whenever AC power comes in, set JP8 pins 2 and 3 to On. If
you want to use the power button, set pins 1 and 2 to On.
When using the JP8 “Power On” feature to power the system back on after a
power failure occurs, the system may not power on if the power lost is resumed
within 5 seconds (power flicker).
Note:
In order to ensure that power is resumed after a power failure that recovers within a 5 second period, JP8 must be set to pins 2-3 and the
“AC Power Lose” in CMOS is set to “On”.
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COM1/COM2 RS232/RS422/RS485 Select
JP1
JP2
PS/2
KB/ MS
COM 2
COM 1
JP1 (for COM1) and JP2 (for COM2) are used to configure the COM ports to
RS232, RS422 (Full Duplex) or RS485.
The pin function of the COM ports will vary according to the jumper’s setting.
JP1/JP2
2
4
6
1 3 5
1-2 On: RS232
(default)
2
4
6
2
4
1
3 5
1
3 5
3-4 On: RS422
Full Duplex
6
5-6 On: RS485
DCDRD
TD
DTRGND
RXD+
RXDTXD+
TXDN.C.
DATA+
DATAN.C.
N.C.
N.C.
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9
6 7 8 9
6 7 8 9
DSRRTSCTSRI-
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
COM 1 / COM 2
RS232
RS422
Full Duplex
RS485
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Rear Panel I/O Ports
PS/2
Mouse
COM 2
LAN1
VGA
Line-in
Line-out
USB 0-1
Mic-in
PS/2 K/B
COM 1
USB 8-9
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
2 COM ports
VGA port
Realtek LAN port
4 USB ports
Mic-in jack
Line-in jack
Line-out jack
Hardware Installation
2
PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2
KB/ MS
PS/2 KB
These ports are used to connect a PS/2 mouse and a PS/2 keyboard. The PS/2
mouse port uses IRQ12.
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on the system. To use this function:
•
Jumper Setting
JP3 must be set to “2-3 On: +5V_standby”. Refer to “PS/2 Power Select” in
this chapter for more information.
•
BIOS Setting
Configure the PS/2 keyboard/mouse wake up function in the Advanced menu
(“ACPI Power Management Configuration” submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to
chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
The +5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
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COM (Serial) Ports
COM 10
PS/2
KB/ MS
COM 2
COM 9
COM 1
COM 7
COM 1 and COM 2:
RS232/422/485
COM 8
COM 3 to COM 6:
RS232
2
1
9
COM 3
COM 4
COM 5
COM 6
COM 3 to COM 10 are fixed at RS232.
The pin function of COM 1 and COM 2 ports will vary according to JP1/JP2’s setting. Refer to “COM1/COM2 RS232/RS422/RS485 Select” in this chapter for more
information.
The serial ports are asynchronous communication ports with 16C550A-compatible
UARTs that can be used with modems, serial printers, remote display terminals,
and other serial devices.
Connecting External Serial Ports
Your COM port may come mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge
bracket to an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then insert the serial port cable to the COM connector. Make sure the colored stripe on the ribbon
cable is aligned with pin 1 of the COM connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure the serial ports in the Advanced menu (“Super IO Configuration” submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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VGA Port
PS/2
KB/ MS
VGA
The VGA port is used for connecting a VGA monitor. Connect the monitor’s 15-pin
D-shell cable connector to the VGA port. After you plug the monitor’s cable connector into the VGA port, gently tighten the cable screws to hold the connector
in place.
BIOS Setting
Configure VGA in the Chipset menu (“North Bridge Configuration” submenu) of
the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the graphics driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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RJ45 LAN Ports
PS/2
KB/ MS
Realtek LAN
Features
•
Realtek RTL8111DL PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
The LAN ports allow the system board to connect to a local area network by
means of a network hub.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard LAN in the Chipset menu (“South Bridge Configuration”
submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the LAN drivers. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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2
USB Ports
PS/2
KB/ MS
USB 1
USB 0
USB 9
USB 8
+Data
GND
N. C.
VCC
-Data
USB 4-5
USB 2-3
10
2
1
USB 10-11
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
Key
9
USB allows data exchange between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
The system board is equipped with four onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The three
10-pin connectors allow you to connect 6 additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The additional USB ports may be mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge
bracket to an available slot at the rear of the system chassis and then insert the
USB port cables to a connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard USB in the Advanced menu (“USB Configuration” submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system to use the
USB device. Refer to your operating system’s manual or documentation for more
information.
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Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use a USB keyboard or
USB mouse to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. To
use this function:
•
Jumper Setting
JP4, JP5 and/or JP6 must be set to “2-3 On: 5V_standby”. Refer to “USB
Power Select” in this chapter for more information.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB
ports, the 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5V_standby power source of your
power supply must support ≥2A.
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2
Audio
PS/2
KB/ MS
Rear audio
Line-in
Line-out
Presence Signal
Mic2-JD
Key
Line2-JD
GND
Mic-in
10
9
Mic2-L
Mic2-R
Line2-R
Front_IO_Sense
Line2-L
2
1
Front
audio
Rear Audio
The system board is equipped with 3 audio jacks. A jack is a one-hole connecting
interface for inserting a plug.
•
Mic-in Jack (Pink)
This jack is used to connect an external microphone.
•
Line-in Jack (Light Blue)
This jack is used to connect any audio devices such as Hi-fi set, CD player,
tape player, AM/FM radio tuner, synthesizer, etc.
•
Line-out Jack (Lime)
This jack is used to connect a headphone or external speakers.
Front Audio
The front audio connector allows you to connect to the second line-out and micin jacks that are at the front panel of your system.
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BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard audio in the Chipset menu (“South Bridge” submenu) of
the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the audio driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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Hardware Installation
2
I/O Connectors
CD-in Internal Audio Connector
PS/2
KB/ MS
4
Right audio channel
Ground
Ground
Left audio channel
1
The CD-in connector is used to receive audio from a CD-ROM drive, TV tuner or
MPEG card.
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S/PDIF Connector
PS/2
KB/ MS
SPDIF out
Key Ground
+5V
1
SPDIF in
5
The S/PDIF connector is used to connect an external S/PDIF port. Your S/PDIF
port may be mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to
an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then connect the audio cable
to the S/PDIF connector. Make sure pin 1 of the audio cable is aligned with pin 1
of the S/PDIF connector.
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2
SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors
PS/2
KB/ MS
1
GND
RXP
RXN
GND
TXN
TXP
GND
7
SATA 0
SATA 5
SATA 1
SATA 4
SATA 2.0 3Gb/s
SATA 4 provides adequate
space for SATA DOM
Features
•
SATA 0, SATA 1, SATA 4 and SATA 5 support data transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
SATA 4 provides adequate space for SATA DOM
The Serial ATA connectors are used to connect Serial ATA devices. Connect one
end of the Serial ATA cable to a SATA connector and the other end to your Serial
ATA device.
BIOS Setting
Configure the Serial ATA drives in the Advanced menu (“SATA Configuration” submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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Cooling Fan Connectors
4
1
PS/2
KB/ MS
Ground
Speed
Control
Power
Sense
CPU fan
1
3
Ground
Power
Sense
System fan_1
1
3
System fan_2
Sense
Ground
Power
The fan connectors are used to connect cooling fans. The cooling fans will provide
adequate airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the CPU and system board components.
BIOS Setting
The Advanced menu (“PC Health Configuration” submenu) of the BIOS will display the current speed of the cooling fans. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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Chassis Intrusion Connector
PS/2
KB/ MS
1
2
Ground
Chassis
signal
The board supports the chassis intrusion detection function. Connect the chassis intrusion sensor cable from the chassis to this connector. When the system’s
power is on and a chassis intrusion occurred, an alarm will sound. When the
system’s power is off and a chassis intrusion occurred, the alarm will sound only
when the system restarts.
MyGuard Hardware Monitor
Install the “MyGuard Hardware Monitor” utility. By default, the chassis intrusion
detection function is disabled. When enabled, a warning message will appear
when the chassis is open. The utility can also be configured so that a beeping
alarm will sound when the chassis is open. Refer to the “MyGuard Hardware
Monitor” section in chapter 4 for more information.
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Power Connectors
PS/2
KB/ MS
12 24
COM
+3.3VDC
+12VDC
+5VDC
+12VDC
+5VDC
+5VSB
+5VDC
NC
PWR_OK
COM
COM
+5VDC
COM
COM
COM
PS_ON#
+5VDC
COM
COM
-12VDC
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
1 13
ATX power
8
4
Ground
12V
5
1
12V power
Use a power supply that complies with the ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide
Version 1.1. An ATX12V power supply unit has a standard 24-pin ATX main power
connector that must be inserted into the 24-pin connector. The 8-pin +12V power
connector enables the delivery of more +12VDC current to the processor’s Voltage Regulator Module (VRM).
The power connectors from the power supply unit are designed to fit the 24-pin
and 8-pin connectors in only one orientation. Make sure to find the proper orientation before plugging the connectors.
The system board requires a minimum of 300 Watt power supply to operate. Your
system configuration (CPU power, amount of memory, add-in cards, peripherals,
etc.) may exceed the minimum power requirement. To ensure that adequate
power is provided, we strongly recommend that you use a minimum of 400 Watt
(or greater) power supply.
Important:
Insufficient power supplied to the system may result in instability or
the add-in boards and peripherals not functioning properly. Calculating
the system’s approximate power usage is important to ensure that the
power supply meets the system’s consumption requirements.
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Standby Power LED
PS/2
KB/ MS
Standby
Power LED
This LED will light red when the system is in the standby mode. It indicates that
there is power on the system board. Power-off the PC and then unplug the power
cord prior to installing any devices. Failure to do so will cause severe damage to
the motherboard and components.
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Front Panel Connectors
PS/2
KB/ MS
1
2
PWR-LED
HDD-LED
PWR-BTN
RESET-SW
11 12
HDD-LED - HDD LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
RESET SW - Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the system.
PWR-BTN - Power Switch
This switch is used to power on or off the system.
PWR-LED - Power/Standby LED
When the system’s power is on, this LED will light. When the system is in the S1
(POS - Power On Suspend) state, it will blink every second. When the system is
in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state, it will blink every 4 seconds.
HDD-LED
RESET SW
Pin
Pin Assignment
Pin
Pin Assignment
3
HDD Power
2
LED Power
5
Signal
4
LED Power
7
Ground
6
Signal
9
RST Signal
8
Ground
11
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N.C.
PWR-LED
PWR-BTN
10
Signal
Hardware Installation
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Expansion Slots
PS/2
KB/ MS
PCI Express x16
PCI 1
PCI 2
PCI Express x16 Slot
Install PCI Express x16 graphics card, that comply to the PCI Express specifications, into the PCI Express x16 slot. To install a graphics card into the x16 slot,
align the graphics card above the slot then press it down firmly until it is completely seated in the slot. The retaining clip of the slot will automatically hold the
graphics card in place.
PCI Slots
The PCI slot supports expansion cards that comply with PCI specifications.
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Battery
PS/2
KB/ MS
Battery
The lithium ion battery powers the real-time clock and CMOS memory. It is an
auxiliary source of power when the main power is shut off.
Safety Measures
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•
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
•
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by the manufacturer.
•
Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
BIOS Setup
3
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
Overview
The BIOS is a program that takes care of the basic level of communication between the CPU and peripherals. It contains codes for various advanced features
found in this system board. The BIOS allows you to configure the system and
save the configuration in a battery-backed CMOS so that the data retains even
when the power is off. In general, the information stored in the CMOS RAM of
the EEPROM will stay unchanged unless a configuration change has been made
such as a hard drive replaced or a device added.
It is possible that the CMOS battery will fail causing CMOS data loss. If this happens, you need to install a new CMOS battery and reconfigure the BIOS settings.
Note:
The BIOS is constantly updated to improve the performance of the system board; therefore the BIOS screens in this chapter may not appear
the same as the actual one. These screens are for reference purpose
only.
Default Configuration
Most of the configuration settings are either predefined according to the Load Optimal Defaults settings which are stored in the BIOS or are automatically detected
and configured without requiring any actions. There are a few settings that you
may need to change depending on your system configuration.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility can only be operated from the keyboard and all commands are keyboard commands. The commands are available at the right side of
each setup screen.
The BIOS Setup Utility does not require an operating system to run. After you
power up the system, the BIOS message appears on the screen and the memory
count begins. After the memory test, the message “Press DEL to run setup” will
appear on the screen. If the message disappears before you respond, restart the
system or press the “Reset” button. You may also restart the system by pressing
the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
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Legends
Keys
Function
Right and Left arrows
Moves the highlight left or right to
select a menu.
Up and Down arrows
Moves the highlight up or down
between submenus or fields.
<Esc>
Exits to the BIOS Setup Utility.
+ (plus key)
Scrolls forward through the values
or options of the highlighted field.
- (minus key)
Scrolls backward through the values
or options of the highlighted field.
Tab
Selects a field.
<F1>
Displays General Help.
<F4>
Saves and exits the Setup program.
<Enter>
Press <Enter> to enter the highlighted submenu.
Scroll Bar
When a scroll bar appears to the right of the setup screen, it indicates that there
are more available fields not shown on the screen. Use the up and down arrow
keys to scroll through all the available fields.
Submenu
When ““ appears on the left of a particular field, it indicates that a submenu
which contains additional options are available for that field. To display the submenu, move the highlight to that field and press <Enter>.
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AMI BIOS Setup Utility
Main
The Main menu is the first screen that you will see when you enter the BIOS
Setup Utility.
Main
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Advanced
Chipset
Save & Exit
Boot
Security
BIOS Information
BIOS Vendor
Core Version
Compliency
Project Version
Build Date and Time
American Megatrends
4.6.5.3
UEFI 2.3; PI 1.2
1APTC 0.20 x64
09/06/2012 20:36:00
System Language
[English]
System Date
System Time
[Fri 09/07/2012]
[15:03:52]
Access Level
Administrator
Choose the system default
language.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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System Language
Choose the system default language.
System Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays a day, from
Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from January to December. Date
displays the date, from 1 to 31. Year displays the year, from 1980 to 2099.
System Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based on the 24hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00. Hour displays hours
from 00 to 23. Minute displays minutes from 00 to 59. Second displays seconds
from 00 to 59.
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Advanced
The Advanced menu allows you to configure your system for basic operation.
Some entries are defaults required by the system board, while others, if enabled,
will improve the performance of your system or let you set some features according to your preference.
Important:
Setting incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
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Main
Advanced
Chipset

ACPI Power Management

PC Health Status
Boot
Configuration

CPU Configuration

SATA Configuration

USB Configuration

F71879 Super IO Configuration
Security
Save & Exit
ACPI Power Management
Configuration.

Second Super IO Configuration

Third Super IO Configuration

Network
Stack
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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ACPI Power Management Configuration
This section is used to configure the ACPI Power Management.
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Advanced
ACPI Power Management Configuration
ACPI Sleep State
[S1 (CPU Stop Clock) ]
Resume by PME
Resume by PS2 KB (S1, S3)
Resume by PS2 MS (S1, S3)
Resume by Ring
Resume by RTC Alarm
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Select the highest ACPI
sleep state the system will
enter, when the SUSPEND
button is pressed.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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ACPI Sleep State
Selects the highest ACPI sleep state the system will enter when the Suspend
button is pressed.
S1(POS)
Enables the Power On Suspend function.
S3(STR)
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
Resume by PME
Enable this field to use the PME signal to wake up the system.
Resume by PS2 KB (S1, S3)
About resume by PS2 KB (S1, S3); Options are enabled or disabled.
Resume by PS2 MS (S1, S3)
About resume by PS2 MS (S1, S3); Options are enabled or disabled.
Resume by Ring
Set this field to Enabled to use the modem ring-on function. This will allow
your system to power-on to respond to calls coming through an external or
internal modem.
Resume by RTC Alarm
When Enabled, the system uses the RTC to generate a wakeup event.
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PC Health Status
This section displays the SIO hardware health monitor.
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Advanced

Smart
Smart Fan Function
Fan Function
Case Open Beep
[Disabled]
System Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
System Temperature
CPU FAN Speed
System FAN1 Speed
System FAN2 Speed
VCore
+5.0V
+12V
VDIMM
+3.3V
VSB5V
VSB3V
VBAT
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
+51 C
+25 C
5494 RPM
N/A
N/A
+0.944 V
+4.920 V
+12.056V
+1.536 V
+3.224 V
+5.032 V
+3.376 V
+3.296 V
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Smart Fan Function
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Advanced

Enable CPU SmartFan
Smart Fan Function
CPU Smart Fan Control
[Automatic]
Boundary 1
60
Boundary 2
50
Boundary 3
40
Boundary 4
30
Speed Count 1
100
Speed Count 2
75
Speed Count 3
50
Speed Count 4
40
Speed Count 5
30
System Smart Fan(1) Control
[Automatic]
 Select Screen
Boundary 1
60

Select Item
Boundary 2
50
Enter: Select
Boundary 3
47
+/-: Change Opt.
Boundary 4
35
F1: General Help
Speed Count 1
60
F2: Previous Values
Speed Count 2
60
F3: Optimized Defaults
Speed Count 3
60
F4: Save & Exit
Speed Count 4
60
ESC: Exit
Speed Count 5
60
System Smart Fan(2) Control
[Automatic]
Boundary 1
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Boundary 2
50
Boundary 3
47
Boundary 4
35
Speed Count 1
100
Speed Count 2
90
Speed Count 3
80
Speed Count 4
70
Speed Count 5
60

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CPU Smart Fan Control
When this feature is set to Automatic, the CPU’s fan speed will rotate according to the CPU’s temperature. The higher the temperature, the faster the
speed of rotation.
Boundary 1 to Boundary 4
The range is from 0-127.
Speed Count 1 to Speed Count 5
The range is from 1-100.
Case Open Beep
Set this field to Enabled to allow the system to alert you of a chassis intrusion event.
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CPU Configuration
This section is used to configure the CPU. It will also display the detected CPU
information.
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Advanced
CPU Configuration
Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-3770S CPU @ 3.40GHz
306a8
CPU Signature
10
Microcode Patch
3400 MHz
Max CPU Speed
1600 MHz
Min CPU Speed
3400 MHz
CPU Speed
4
Processor Cores
Supported
Intel HT Technology
Supported
Intel VT-x Technology
Supported
Intel SMX Technology
Supported
64-bit
L1 Data Cache
L1 Code Cache
L2 Cache
L3 Cache
32 kB x 4
32 kB x 4
256 kB x 4
8192 kB
Enable for Windows XP
and Lunix (OS optimized
for hyper-threading
technology) and disabled
for other OS (OS not
optimized for HyperThreading Technology).
When disabled only one
thread per enabled core is
enabled.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
[Enabled]
Hyper-threading
[All]
Active Processor Cores
[Disabled]
Intel Virtualization Technology
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Active Processor Cores
Number of cores to enable in each processor package.
Intel Virtualization Technology
When this field is set to Enabled, the VMM can utilize the additional hardware
capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology.
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SATA Configuration
This section is used to configure SATA functions.
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Advanced
SATA Controller(s)
SATA Mode Selection
[Enabled]
[IDE]
Serial ATA Port 0
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 1
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 4
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 5
Software Preserve
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Enable or disable SATA
device.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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SATA Mode
IDE Mode
This option configures the Serial ATA drives as Parallel ATA storage devices.
SATA Mode Selection
Determines how SATA controller(s) operate.
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USB Configuration
This section is used to configure USB.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Devices:
2 Hubs
Legacy USB Support
EHCI Hand-off
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables Legacy USB
support. AUTO option
disables legacy support if
no USB devices are
connected. DISABLE
option will keep USB
devices available only for
EFI applications.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Legacy USB Support
Enabled
Enables legacy USB.
Auto
Disables support for legacy when no USB devices are connected.
Disabled
Keeps USB devices available only for EFI applications.
EHCI Hand-off
This is a workaround for OSes that does not support EHCI hand-off. The
EHCI ownership change should be claimed by the EHCI driver.
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F71879 Super IO Configuration
This section is used to configure the I/O functions supported by the onboard
Super I/O chip.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Restore AC Power Loss
help.
F71879 Super IO Configuration


F71879 Super IO Chip
F71879
Restore AC Power Loss
[Power Off]
WatchDog Timer
Super IO WatchDog Timer
[Disabled]
10

Serial

Serial
Port 1 Configuration
Port 2 Configuration
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Restore AC Power Loss
Off
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system’s power is off. You
must press the Power button to power-on the system.
On
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will automatically
power-on.
Last State
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will return to the
state where you left off before power failure occurs. If the system’s power
is off when AC power failure occurs, it will remain off when power returns.
If the system’s power is on when AC power failure occurs, the system will
power-on when power returns.
WatchDog Timer
This field is used to select the time interval of the Watchdog timer. If the
system hangs or fails to function, it will reset at the set time interval so that
your system will continue to operate.
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Serial Port 1 Configuration to Serial Port 2 Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;
Change Settings
[Auto]
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Serial Port 2 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=2F8h; IRQ=3;
Change Settings
[Auto]
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Serial Port
Enables or disables the serial port.
Change Settings
Selects the IO/IRQ setting of the I/O device.
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Second Super IO Configuration
This section is used to configure the serial port functions.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Set Parameters of Serial
Port 3 (COMC)
Second Super IO Configuration
Super IO Chip
Port 3 Configuration
Serial Port 4 Configuration
Serial Port 5 Configuration
Serial Port 6 Configuration
Fintek F81217
Serial
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Serial Port 3 Configuration to Serial Port 6 Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Serial Port 3 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=3E8h; IRQ=5;
Change Settings
[Auto]
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Serial Port
Enables or disables the serial port.
Change Settings
Selects the IO/IRQ setting of the I/O device.
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Third Super IO Configuration
This section is used to configure the serial port functions.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Set Parameters of Serial
Port 7 (COMG)
Second Super IO Configuration
Super IO Chip
Port 7 Configuration
Port 8 Configuration
Port 9 Configuration
Port 10 Configuration
Fintek-F81217
Serial
Serial
Serial
Serial
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Serial Port 7 Configuration to Serial Port 10 Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Serial Port 7 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=200h; IRQ=11;
Change Settings
[Auto]
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Serial Port
Enables or disables the serial port.
Change Settings
Selects the IO/IRQ setting of the I/O device.
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Network Stack
This section configures settings relevant to the network stack Configuration.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Network Stack
[Enabled]
Enable or disable UEFI
network stack.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Chipset
Configures relevant chipset functions.
Main
South
North
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
Chipset
Bridge
Bridge
ME Subsystem
South Bridge Parameters
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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South Bridge
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
Intel PCH RC Version
Intel PCH SKU name
Intel pCH Rev ID
1.5.0.0
H61
05/B3
PCI Express Configuration
Settings.
PCI Express Configuration
USB Configuration
High Precision Event Timer Configuration
High Precision Timer
[Enabled]
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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High Precision Timer
Enables or disables the high precision event timer.
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PCI Express Ports Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
Enable/Disable the
onboard LAN.
PCI Express Ports Configuration
Onboard 8111DL LAN Control
[Enabled]
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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USB Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
USB Configuration
EHCI 1
[Enabled]
EHCI 2
[Enabled]
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control
[Disabled]
Control the USB EHCI
(USB 2.0) functions. One
EHCI controller must
always be enabled.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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EHCI Controller 1 and EHCI Controller 2
These fields are used to enable or disable Enhanced Host Controller Interface
(USB 2.0).
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control
Control each of the USB ports (0~13) disabling.
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North Bridge
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
System Agent Bridge Name
System Agent RC Version
VT-d Capability
Ivy Bridge
1.5.0.0
Supported
VT-d
[Enabled]
Graphics
Check to enable VT-d
function on MCH
Configuration
NB PCIe Configuration
Memory Configuration
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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VT-d
Check to enable VT-d function on MCH.
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Graphics Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
Graphics Configuration
IGFX VBIOS Version
IGfx Frequency
2137
350 MHz
Primary Display
Internal Graphics
DVMT Pre-Allocated
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
[Auto]
[Auto]
[64M]
[256M]
Select which of IGFX/
PEG/PCI graphics device
should be primary display
or select SG for switchable Gfx.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Internal Graphics
Keep IGD enabled based on the setup options.
DVMT Pre-Allocated
Select DVMT 5.0 Pre-Allocated (Fixed) Graphics Memory size used by the internal graphics device.
DVMT Total Gfx Memory
Select DVMT 5.0 Total Graphics Memory size used by the internal graphics
device.
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NB PCIe Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
NB PCIe Configuration
PEG
PEG - Gen x
Not Present
[Gen1]
Enable PEG
[Auto]
Configure PEG B0:D1:F0.
Gen1-Gen3
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Enable PEG
To enable or disable the PEG.
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Memory Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
Memory Information
Memory RC Version
Memory Frequency
Total Memory
DIMM#1
DIMM#2
CAS Latency (tCL)
Minimum delay time
CAS to RAS (tRCDmin)
ROW Precharge (tRPmin)
Active to Precharge (tRASmin)
XMP Profile 1
XMP Profile 2
1.5.0.0
1333 Mhz
2048 MB (DDR3)
Not Present
2048 MB (DDR3)
9
9
9
24
Not Supported
Not Supported
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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ME Subsystem
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
Intel ME Subsystem Configuration
ME FW Version
8.0.4.1441
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Boot
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Main
Chipset
Boot
Boot Configuration
Setup Prompt Timeout
Bootup NumLock State
1
[On]
Quiet Boot
[Disabled]
CSM16 Module Version
07.69
Security
Save & Exit
Number of seconds to
wait for setup activation
key.
65535(0xFFFF) means
indefinite waiting.
Boot Option Priorities
CSM
parameters
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Setup Prompt Timeout
Selects the number of seconds to wait for the setup activation key.
65535(0xFFFF) denotes indefinite waiting.
Bootup NumLock State
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric keypad. By
default, the system boots up with NumLock on wherein the function of the
numeric keypad is the number keys. When set to Off, the function of the numeric keypad is the arrow keys.
Quiet Boot
Enables or disables the quiet boot function.
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CSM Parameters
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Boot
Launch CSM
Boot option filter
Launch PXE OpROM policy
Launch Storage OpROM policy
[Enabled]
[UEFI and Legacy]
[Do not launch]
[Legacy only]
Other PCI device ROM priority
[Legacy OpROM]
This option controls if
CSM will be launched.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Boot option filter
This option controls what devices system can boot to.
Launch PXE OpROM policy
Controls the execution of UEFI and Legacy PXE OpROM.
Launch Storage OpROM policy
Controls the execution of UEFI and Legacy Storage OpROM.
Other PCI device ROM priority
For PCI devices other than Network, Mass storage or video defines which
OpROM to launch.
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Security
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Password Description
If ONLY the Administrator’s password is set,
then this only limits access to Setup and is
only asked for when entering Setup.
If ONLY the User’s password is set, then this
is a power on password and must be entered to
boot or enter Setup. In Setup the User will
have Administrator rights.
The password lenth must be in
the following range:
Minimum lenth
3
Maximum lenth
20
Administrator Password
User Password
UEFI Secure Boot Management
Security
Save & Exit
Set Setup Administrator
Password
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Administrator Password
Sets the administrator password.
User Password
Sets the user password.
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Save & Exit
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
Save & Exit
Reset the system after
saving the changes.
Restore Defaults
Boot Override
Launch EFI Shell from file system device
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Save Changes and Reset
To save the changes, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box
will appear. Select Yes to reset the system after saving all changes made.
Discard Changes and Reset
To discard the changes, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog
box will appear. Select Yes to reset the system setup without saving any
changes.
Restore Defaults
To restore and load the optimized default values, select this field and then
press <Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to restore the default values of all the setup options.
Launch EFI Shell from file system device
Attempts to launch EFI shell application (Shellx64.efi) from one of the available filesystem devices.
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Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash utility, AFUDOS.
EXE. Please contact technical support or your sales representative for the files.
To execute the utility, type:
A:> AFUDOS BIOS_File_Name /b /p /n
then press <Enter>.
C:\AFU\AFUDOS>afudos filename /B /P /N
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|
AMI Firmware Update Utility(APTIO) v2.25
|
Copyright (C)2008 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved.
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Reading file ..............................
Erasing flash .............................
Writing flash .............................
Verifying flash ..........................
Erasing BootBlock ....................
Writing BootBlock ....................
Verifying BootBlock .................
C:\AFU\AFUDOS>
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done
done
done
done
done
done
done
|
|
Supported Software
4
Chapter 4 - Supported Software
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities and software
applications required to enhance the performance of the system board.
Insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Mainboard Utility CD)
will appear. If after inserting the CD, “Autorun” did not automatically start (which
is, the Mainboard Utility CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root
directory of the CD and double-click “Setup”.
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Supported Software
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(for Windows XP only)
Note:
Before installing Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, make sure you have updated your Windows XP operating system to Service Pack 3.
To install the driver, click “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5” on the main menu.
1.
Read the license agreement
carefully.
Click “I have read and
accept the terms of the
License Agreement” then
click Install.
2.
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Setup is now installing the
driver.
Supported Software
3.
4
Click Exit.
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Supported Software
Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility is used for updating Windows® INF
files so that the Intel chipset can be recognized and configured properly in the
system.
To install the utility, click “Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility” on the main
menu.
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1.
Setup is now ready to install the utility. Click Next.
2.
Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
Supported Software
3.
Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation
tips then click Next.
4.
Setup is now installing the
driver. Click Next to continue.
5.
Click “Yes, I want to restart
this computer now” then
click Finish.
4
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installation to take effect.
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Supported Software
Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver (for Windors XP)
To install the utility, click “Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver” on the main menu.
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1.
Click “I accept the
agreement” then click Next.
2.
To start installation, click
Next.
Supported Software
3.
4
Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to take
effect.
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Intel Graphics Drivers (for Windows Vista)
To install the driver, click “Intel Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1.
Setup is now ready to install the graphics driver.
Click Next.
By default, the “Automatically run WinSAT and enable the Windows Aero
desktop theme” is enabled. With this enabled, after installing the graphics
driver and the system rebooted, the screen will turn blank for 1 to 2 minutes
(while WinSAT is running) before the Windows Vista desktop appears. The
“blank screen” period is the time Windows is testing the graphics performance.
We recommend that you
skip this process by disabling this function then
click Next.
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Supported Software
2.
Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
3.
Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation
tips then click Next.
4.
Setup is currently installing
the driver. After installation
has completed, click Next.
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5.
Click “Yes, I want to restart
this computer now” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installation to take effect.
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Supported Software
4
Intel Graphics Drivers (for Windows XP)
To install the driver, click “Intel Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1.
Setup is ready to install the
graphics driver. Click Next.
2.
Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
3.
Go through the readme
document for more installation tips then click Next.
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4.
Setup is currently installing
the driver. After installation
has completed, click Next.
5.
Click “Yes, I want to restart
this computer now.” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installlation to take effect.
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Supported Software
4
Audio Drivers
To install the driver, click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu.
1.
Setup is now ready to install the audio driver. Click
Next.
2.
Follow the remainder of the
steps on the screen; clicking “Next” each time you
finish a step.
3.
Click “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installation to take effect.
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Supported Software
Realtek LAN Drivers
To install the driver, click “Realtek LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
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1.
Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
2.
Click Install to begin the
installation.
3.
After completing installation, click Finish.
Supported Software
4
Intel Management Engine Interface
To install the driver, click “Intel Management Engine Interface” on the main
menu.
1.
Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
2.
Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
3.
Go through the readme
document for more installation tips then click Next.
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Supported Software
4.
Setup is currently installing
the driver. After installation
has completed, click Next.
5.
After completing installation, click Finish.
Supported Software
4
MyGuard Hardware Monitor
1.
Locate for the MyGuard
folder in the provided disc.
2.
In the MyGuard folder,
right-click on the “setup”
file.
3.
Select Run As Administrator.
4.
Double-click Setup.
Important:
Perform steps 1-3 only when
using Windows 7 or Windows
Vista.
5.
Setup is ready to install the
utility. Click Next.
6.
Click Install to begin installation.
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7.
Setup is currently installing
the utility.
8.
After completing installation, click Finish to exit
setup.
Supported Software
4
Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3
To install the reader, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3” on the main menu.
1.
Click Next to install or click
Change Destination Folder
to select another folder.
2.
Click Install to begin installation.
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3.
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Click Finish to exit installation.
Watchdog Timer
A
Appendix A - Watchdog Sample Code
;Software programming example:
;--------------------------------------------;(1) Enter Super IO Configuration mode
;--------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,87H
OUT
DX,AL
OUT
DX,AL
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------;(2) Configuration Logical Device 7, register CRF5/CRF6 (WDT Control /WDT
timer)
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,07H
;Ready to Program Logical Device
OUT
DX,AL
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,07H
DX,AL
;Select Logical Device 7
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2EH
AL, F6H
DX,AL
;Select watchdog timer register
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,10H
DX,AL
;Set watchdog timer value
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2EH
AL, F5H
DX,AL
;Select watchdog Control Register
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,61H
DX,AL
;Set Watchdog Control Value
;---------------------------------------------------------------;(1) Exit extended function mode
;---------------------------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,AAH
OUT
DX,AL
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System Error Message
Appendix B - System Error Message
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to correct something,
either a beep code will sound or a message will be displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the message, PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or
DEL TO ENTER SETUP, will be shown in the information box at the bottom. Enter
Setup to correct the error.
Error Messages
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the BIOS detects an
error during the POST. This list indicates the error messages for all Awards BIOSes:
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
Important
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of
used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has become corrupt. This error may have been caused by a weak battery. Check the battery and
replace if necessary.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The display switch on the motherboard can be set to either monochrome or color.
This indicates the switch is set to a different setting than indicated in Setup.
Determine which setting is correct, either turn off the system and change the
jumper or enter Setup and change the VIDEO selection.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
Floppy type mismatch.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
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Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
HDD initialization error.
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Sector Verify failed.
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller is pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
correctly
Manufacturing POST loop
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the keyboard controller is pull
low. This is also used for the M/B burn in test at the factory.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
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Troubleshooting
Appendix C - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Checklist
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems that you may
encounter with your personal computer. To efficiently troubleshoot your system,
treat each problem individually. This is to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the
problem in case a problem has multiple causes.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter problems while
using your system are listed below.
1.
The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
2.
All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
3.
The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are connected is working. Test the outlet by plugging in a lamp or other electrical device.
4.
The monitor is turned on.
5.
The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted properly.
6.
All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
7.
Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system and is set
up correctly.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
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1.
Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2.
Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly attached to the
monitor and the other end is plugged into a working AC outlet. If necessary,
try another outlet.
3.
Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the monitor and the
system’s display adapter.
4.
Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s brightness control knob.
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The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1.
The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical sync.
2.
Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that may be creating
a magnetic field around the display.
3.
Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
1.
If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor may need
to be turned off. Fluorescent lights adjacent to the monitor may also cause
screen wavering.
Power Supply
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
1.
Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live outlet and the
other end properly plugged into the back of the system.
2.
Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is set for the
correct type of voltage you are using.
3.
The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord and install a
new one if necessary.
Floppy Drive
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1.
The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette and try again.
2.
The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not write-protected.
3.
You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path statement to make
sure you are writing to the targeted drive.
4.
There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another diskette with adequate storage space.
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Hard Drive
Hard disk failure.
1.
Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has been entered in
the BIOS.
2.
If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the bootable
(first) hard drive is configured as Master and the second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard drive must have an active/bootable partition.
Excessively long formatting period.
If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to format, it is likely a
cable connection problem. However, if your hard drive has a large capacity, it will
take a longer time to format.
Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is outputting garbled characters.
1.
Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that the device is
on-line.
2.
Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on the rear of the
computer.
3.
Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a serial port
that is working and configured correctly. If the serial device does not work,
either the cable or the serial device has a problem. If the serial device works,
the problem may be due to the onboard I/O or the address setting.
4.
Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
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1.
Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2.
Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and that no keys are
pressed during the booting process.
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System Board
1.
Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion slot. If the
add-in card is loose, power off the system, re-install the card and power up
the system.
2.
Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are properly set.
3.
Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the memory sockets.
4.
Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
5.
If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface and seat all
socketed components. Gently press each component into the socket.
6.
If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and load the BIOS
defaults.
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