HR900-B
COM Express Board
User’s Manual
A16590443
Copyright
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merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The user will assume the
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Trademarks
Product names or trademarks appearing in this manual are for identification purpose only and are the properties of the respective owners.
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:
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•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician for help.
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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Introduction
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
Chapter 1 - Introduction .................................................................. 9
Specifications .................................................................................. 9
Features ...................................................................................... 11
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation .................................................. 12
Board Layout ................................................................................ 12
Mechanical Diagram ........................................................................................... 13
System Memory ........................................................................... 14
Installing the DIM Module ......................................................... 15
CPU ............................................................................................ 17
Overview................................................................................. 17
Installing the CPU .................................................................... 17
Jumper Settings............................................................................. 19
Clear CMOS Data ..................................................................... 19
Connectors .................................................................................. 20
CPU Fan Connector................................................................... 20
COM Express Connectors .......................................................... 21
PIN Mapping ............................................................................ 26
Standby Power LED ...................................................................... 28
Cooling Option ................................................................................................... 29
Installing HR900-B onto a Carrier Board ........................................ 31
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup .................................................................. 36
Overview .................................................................................... 36
AMI BIOS Setup Utility ................................................................. 38
Main ....................................................................................... 38
Advanced ................................................................................ 39
Chipset ................................................................................... 49
Boot ....................................................................................... 56
Security .................................................................................. 57
Save&Exit ............................................................................... 58
Updating the BIOS ........................................................................ 59
Notice: BIOS SPI ROM .................................................................. 60
Chapter 4 - Supported Software
................................................... 61
Appendix A - NLITE and AHCI Installation Guide ......................... 85
nLite ....................................................................................................................... 85
AHCI...................................................................................................................... 93
Appendix B - Watchdog Sample Code ........................................... 97
Appendix C - System Error Message.............................................. 98
Appendix D - Troubleshooting ........................................................ 99
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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.
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About the Package
The package contains the following items. If any of these items are missing or
damaged, please contact your dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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One HR900-B board
One drivers/utilities disk
One QR (Quick Reference)
The board and accessories in the package may not come similar to the information listed above. This may differ in accordance with 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.
Optional Items
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


COM630-B carrier board kit
Heat spreader
Heat sink with fan
Heat spreader with heat sink and fan
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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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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Introduction
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Specifications
Processor
• Socket G2 988B for:
- 3rd Generation Intel® CoreTM processors
(22nm process technology)
: Intel® Core™ i7-3610QE (6M Cache, up to 3.3 GHz); 45W
: Intel® Core™ i5-3610ME (3M Cache, up to 3.3 GHz); 35W
: Intel® Core™ i3-3120ME (3M Cache, 2.4 GHz); 35W
- 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM processors
(32nm process technology)
: Intel® Core™ i7-2710QE (6M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz); 45W
: Intel® Core™ i5-2510E (3M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz); 35W
: Intel® Core™ i3-2330E (3M Cache, 2.2 GHz); 35W
: Intel® Celeron® B810 (2M Cache, 1.6 GHz); 35W
• Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX) Instructions
• Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Chipset
• Intel® QM67 Express Chipset
System Memory
• Two 204-pin DDR3 SODIMM sockets
3rd Generation Processors
DDR3 1066/1333/1600MHz
2nd Generation Processors
DDR3 1066/1333MHz (i5/i3/Celeron)
DDR3 1600MHz (i7)
• Supports dual channel memory interface
• Supports up to 16GB system memory
• DRAM device technologies: 1Gb, 2Gb and 4Gb DDR3 DRAM
technologies are supported for x8 and x16 devices, unbuffered, non-ECC
Graphics
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Audio
• Supports High Definition Audio interface
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (3rd generation processors)
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 (2nd generation processors)
Intel® HD Graphics (Intel® Celeron® processors)
Supports VGA, LVDS and DDI interfaces
VGA: resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 75Hz
LVDS: Single Channel - 18/24-bit; Dual Channel - 36/48-bit,
resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
• Digital Display Interfaces: HDMI, DP and SDVO (for Port B)
• HDMI, DP: resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
• Supports 6 or 16 Graphics Execution Units (EUs)
(3rd generation processors)
• Supports 6 or 12 Graphics Execution Units (EUs)
(2nd generation processors)
• Intel® Clear Video Technology
• DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) support for accelerating video
processing
• Supports DirectX 11/10.1/10/9 and OpenGL 3.0
(3rd generation processors)
• Supports DirectX 10.1/10/9 and OpenGL 3.0
(2nd generation processors)
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LAN
• Intel 82579LM Gigabit Ethernet PHY
• Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
• Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
SATA
• Supports 4 Serial ATA interfaces
• 2 SATA 2.0 with data transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
• 2 SATA 3.0 with data transfer rate up to 6Gb/s
• Integrated Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) controller
IDE
• Supports up to two IDE devices
• DMA mode: Ultra ATA up to 100MB/s
• PIO mode: up to 16MB/s
Expansion
• Supports 8 USB ports (USB 1.1/2.0 host controllers)
• Supports 4 PCI slots (PCI 2.3 interface)
• Supports PCIe x16/SDVO/HDMI/Display Port switchable
interface
- Uses QM67's DDI (Digital Display Interface) Port B for
SDVO/HDMI and DDI Port C for Display Port/HDMI
- VBIOS default setting at Port C only; VBIOS settings
modified upon request
• Supports 1 PCIE x16 interface
- Supports Gen 3.0 (3rd generation processors)
- Supports Gen 2.0 (2nd generation processors)
• Supports 5 PCIE x1 interfaces
• Supports LPC interface
• Supports SMBus interface
• Supports IDE interface
• Supports 8-bit Digital I/O
Interfaces
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Damage Free
Intelligence
• Monitors CPU temperature and overheat alarm
• Monitors CPU fan speed and failure alarm
• Monitors Vcore/VGFX/1.5V voltages and failure alarm
• Watchdog timer function
BIOS
• 64Mbit UEFI SPI BIOS
Power
Consumption
• 54.70 W with i7-2710QE at 2.10GHz and 2x 4GB DDR3 SODIMM
OS Support
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Temperature
• 0oC to 60oC
Humidity
• 10% to 90%
Power
• Input: 12V, 5VSB (optional), VCC_RTC
Certification
• CE, FCC Class B, UL, RoHS
PCB
• Dimensions
- Basic COM Express form factor
- 95mm (3.74”) x 125mm (4.9”)
• Compliance
- PICMG COM Express R1.0 basic form factor, Type 2
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
XP Professional x86 & SP3 (32-bit)
XP Professional x64 & SP2 (64-bit)
7 Ultimate x86 & SP1 (32-bit)
7 Ultimate x64 & SP1 (64-bit)
8 Enterprise x86 (32-bit)
8 Enterprise x64 (64-bit)
Introduction
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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. 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 engine delivers an excellent blend of graphics
performance and features to meet business needs. It provides excellent video
and 3D graphics with outstanding graphics responsiveness. These enhancements
deliver the performance and compatibility needed for today’s and tomorrow’s
business applications. Supports LVDS, VGA and DDI interfaces for display outputs.
Serial ATA
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0a specification.
With speed of up to 3Gb/s (SATA 2.0) and 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), it improves hard
drive performance faster than the standard parallel ATA whose data transfer rate
is 100MB/s. The bandwidth of the SATA 3.0 will be limited by carrier board design.
Gigabit LAN
The Intel 82579LM Gigabit LAN controller supports up to 1Gbps data transmission.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
Board Layout
Intel
QM67
CPU fan
Clear CMOS
(JP1)
SPI Flash
BIOS
Intel
82579LM
Standby
Power LED
Top View
D1
D110
COM Express connector
C1
C110
B1
B110
COM Express connector
A1
A110
Buttom View
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DDR3_2 SODIMM
1
DDR3_1 SODIMM
Socket G2
rPGA 988B
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Mechanical Diagram
121.00
117.00
87.00
0.00
4.00
91.00
87.00
95.00
91.00
87.00
Top View
1
0.00
4.00
0.00
4.00
125.00
121.00
117.00
76.00
0.00
4.00
Ø2.70(*6 pcs)
Bottom View
14.00
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0.00
12.50
70.20
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Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your board, processor, disk
drives, add-in boards, and other components. Perform installation procedures at an ESD workstation only. If such a station is not available, you
can provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap
and attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap
is unavailable, establish and maintain contact with the system chassis
throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
System Memory
The system board is equipped with two 204-pin SODIMM sockets that support
DDR3 memory modules.
Important:
When the Standby Power LED lit red, it indicates that there is power on
the 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 board
and components.
DDR3_2
DDR3_1
Standby
Power LED
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Hardware Installation
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Installing the DIM Module
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble
the actual one. 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 SODIMM socket on the system board.
4.
Note the key on the socket. The key ensures the module can be plugged into
the socket in only one direction.
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5. Grasping the module by its edges, align the module into the socket at an approximately 30 degrees angle. Apply firm even pressure to each end of the
module until it slips down into the socket. The contact fingers on the edge of
the module will almost completely disappear inside the socket.
6.
Push down the module until the clips at each end of the socket lock into
position. You will hear a distinctive “click”, indicating the module is correctly
locked into position.
Clip
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Clip
Hardware Installation
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CPU
Overview
The system board is equipped with a surface mount rPGA 988B CPU socket.
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble
the actual one. These illustrations are for reference only.
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 rPGA 988B
socket on the board.
4.
Make sure the screw is in
its unlock position. If it’s
not, use a screwdriver to
turn the screw to its unlock
position.
Screw in unlocked
position
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5.
Position the CPU above the
socket. The gold triangular
mark on the CPU must
align with pin 1 of the CPU
socket.
Important:
Handle the CPU by its edges and avoid touching the
pins.
6.
Insert the CPU into the
socket until it is seated in
place. The CPU will fit in
only one orientation and
can easily be inserted without exerting any force. Use
a screwdriver to turn the
screw to its lock position.
Important:
Do not force the CPU into
the socket. Forcing the
CPU into the socket may
bend the pins and damage
the CPU.
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Gold triangular mark
Pin 1
Screw in locked
position
Hardware Installation
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Jumper Settings
Clear CMOS Data
3
3
2
1
2
1
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
JP1
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 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set the jumper 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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Connectors
CPU Fan Connector
Sense
Power
Ground
1
3
Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector on the board.
The cooling fan will provide adequate airflow throughout the chassis to prevent
overheating the CPU and board components.
BIOS Setting
“Module Board H/W Monitor” submenu in the Advanced menu of the BIOS will
display the current speed of the cooling fan. Refer to chapter 3 of the manual for
more information.
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COM Express Connectors
The COM Express connectors are used to interface the HR900-B COM Express
board to a carrier board. Connect the COM Express connectors (lcoated on the
solder side of the board) to the COM Express connectors on the carrier board.
Refer to the “Installing HR900-B onto a Carrier Board” section for more information.
COM Express Connectors
Refer to the following pages for the pin functions of these connectors.
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GNDA1
GBE0_MDI3GBE0_MDI3+
GNE0_LINK100#
GBE0_LINK1000#
GBE0_MDI2GBE0_MDI2+
NC
GBE0_MDI1GBE0_MDI1+
GNDA2
GBE0_MDI0GBE0_MDI0+
GBE0_CTREF
SUS_S3#
SATA0_TX+
SATA0_TXSUS_S4#
SATA0_RX+
SATA0_RXGNDA3
SATA4_TX+
SATA4_TXSUS_S5#
SATA4_RX+
SATA4_RXBATLOW#
ATA_ACT#
AC_SYNC
AC_RST#
GNDA4
AC_BITCLK
AC_SDOUT
NC
THRMTRIP#
USB10USB10+
USB8_10_OC#
USB8USB8+
GNDA5
USB2USB2+
USB0_3_OC#
USB0USB0+
VCC_RTC
PCH GPIO68
PCH GPIO70
LPC_SERIRQ
GNDA6
NC
NC
GPI0(PCH GPIO2)
PCIE_TX8+
A
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PCIE_TX8GBD
PCIE_TX4+
PCIE_TX4GNDA7
PCIE_TX3+
PCIE_TX3GPI1(PCH GPIO3)
PCIE_TX2+
PCIE_TX2GNDA8
GPI2(PCH GPIO4)
PCIE_TX1+
PCIE_TX1GNDA9
LVDS_A0+
LVDS_A0LVDS_A1+
LVDS_A1LVDS_A2+
LVDS_A2LVDS_VDD_EN
LVDS_A3+
LVDS_A3GNDA10
LVDS_A_CK+
LVDS_A_CKLVDS_I2C_CK
LVDS_I2C_DAT
GPI3(PCH GPIO5)
KBD_RST#
KBD_A20GATE
PCIE0_CK_REF+
PCIE1_CK_REFGNDA11
RSVDA1
NC
GPO0(PCH GPIO52)
NC
NC
GNDA12
VCC_12VA1
VCC_12VA2
VCC_12VA3
GNDA13
VCC_12VA4
VCC_12VA5
VCC_12VA6
VCC_12VA7
VCC_12VA8
VCC_12VA9
VCC_12VA10
VCC_12VA11
VCC_12VA12
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GNDB1
GBE0_ACT#
LPC_FRAME#
LPC_AD0
LPC_AD1
LPC_AD2
LPC_AD3
LPC_DRQ0#
LPC_DRQ1#
LPC_CLK
GNDB2
PWRBTN#
SMB_CK
SMB_DAT
SMB_ALERT#
SATA1_TX+
SATA1_TXSUS_STAT#
SATA1_RX+
SATA1_RXGNDB3
SATA5_TX+
SATA5_TXPWR_OK
SATA5_RX+
SATA5_RXWDT
AC_SDIN2
AC_SDIN1
AC_SDIN0
GNDB4
SPKR
I2C_CK
I2C_DAT
THRM#
USB11USB11+
USB8_11_OC#
USB9USB9+
GNDB5
USB3USB3+
USB0_3_OC#
USB1USB1+
PCH_GPIO69
PCH_GPIO71
SYS_RESET#
CB_RESET#
GNDB6
NC
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GPO1(PCH GPIO53)
PCIE_RX8+
B
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PCIE_RX8GPO2(PCH GPIO54)
PCIE_RX4+
PCIE_RX4GNDB7
PCIE_RX3+
PCIE_RX3GPO3(PCH GPIO55)
PCIE_RX2+
PCIE_RX2WAKE0#
WAKE1#
PCIE_RX1+
PCIE_RX1GNDB8
LVDS_B0+
LVDS_B0LVDS_B1+
LVDS_B1LVDS_B2+
LVDS_B2LVDS_B3+
LVDS_B3LVDS_BKLT_EN
GNDB9
LVDS_B_CK+
LVDS_B_CKLVDS_BKLT_CTRL
VCC_5V_SBYB1
VCC_5V_SBYB2
VCC_5V_SBYB3
VCC_5V_SBYB4
NC
VGA_RED
GNDB10
VGA_GREEN
VGA_BLUE
VGA_HSYNC
VGA_VSYNC
VGA_I2C_CK
VGA_I2C_DAT
NC
NC
NC
GNDB11
VCC_12VB1
VCC_12VB2
VCC_12VB3
VCC_12VB4
VCC_12VB5
VCC_12VB6
VCC_12VB7
VCC_12VB8
VCC_12VB9
GNDB12
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GNDC1
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IDE_D2
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IDE_D1
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GNDC2
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IDE_D14
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IDE_IORDY
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IDE_IOR#
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PCI_PME#
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PCI_GNT2#
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PCI_REQ2#
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PCI_GNT1#
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PCI_REQ1#
PCI_GNT0#
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GNDC3
76
PCI_REQ0#
77
PCI_RESET#
78
PCI_AD0
79
PCI_AD2
80
PCI_AD4
81
PCI_AD6
82
PCI_AD8
83
PCI_AD10
84
PCI_AD12
85
GNDC4
86
PCI_AD14
87
PCI_C/BE1#
88
PCI_PERR#
89
PCI_LOCK#
90
PCI_DEVSEL#
91
PCI_IRDY#
92
PCI_C/BE2#
93
PCI_AD17
94
PCI_AD19
95
GNDC5
96
PCI_AD21
97
PCI_AD23
98
PCI_C/BE3#
99
PCI_AD25
100
PCI_AD27
101
PCI_AD29
102
PCI_AD31
103
104
PCI_IRQA#
PCI_IRQB#
105
GNDC6
106
PEG_RX0+/SDVO_TVCLK+ 107
PEG_RX0-/SDVO_TVCLK108
NC
109
PEG_RX1+/SDVO_INT+
110
PEG_RX1-/SDVO_INTNC
PEG_RX2+/SDVO_STALL+
PEG_RX2-/SDVO_STALLGNDC7
PEG_RX3+/DDPB_HPD
PEG_RX3NC
NC
PEG_RX4+
PEG_RX4NC
PEG_RX5+
PEG_RX5GNDC8
PEG_RX6+/DDPC_AUX+
PEG_RX6-/DDPC_AUXSDVOB_CTRLDATA
PEG_RX7+/DDPC_HPD
PEG_RX7GNDC9
NC
PEG_RX8+
PEG_RX8GNDC10
PEG_RX9+
PEG_RX9NC/DDPC_CTRLDATA
GNDC11
PEG_RX10+
PEG_RX10GNDC12
PEG_RX11+
PEG_RX11GNDC13
PEG_RX12+
PEG_RX12GNDC14
PEG_RX13+
PEG_RX13GNDC15
NC
PEG_RX14+
PEG_RX14GNDC16
PEG_RX15+
PEG_RX15GNDC17
VCC_12VC1
VCC_12VC2
VCC_12VC3
VCC_12VC4
VCC_12VC5
VCC_12VC6
GNDC18
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GNDD1
IDE_D5
IDE_D10
IDE_D11
IDE_D12
IDE_D4
IDE_D0
IDE_REQ#
IDE_IOW#
IDE_ACK#
GNDD2
IDE_IRQ
IDE_A0
IDE_A1
IDE_A2
IDE_CS1#
IDE_CS3#
IDE_RESET#
PCI_GNT3#
PCI_REQ3#
GNDD3
PCI_AD1
PCI_AD3
PCI_AD5
PCI_AD7
PCI_C/BE0#
PCI_AD9
PCI_AD11
PCI_AD13
PCI_AD15
GNDD4
PCI_PAR
PCI_SERR#
PCI_STOP#
PCI_TRDY#
PCI_FRAME#
PCI_AD16
PCI_AD18
PCI_AD20
PCI_AD22
GNDD5
PCI_AD24
PCI_AD26
PCI_AD28
PCI_AD30
PCI_IRQC#
PCI_IRQD#
PCI_CLKRUN#
NC
PCI_CLK
GNDD6
PEG_TX0+/DDPB_0+
PEG_TX0-/DDPB_0NC
PEG_TX1+/DDPB_1+
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108
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110
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PEG_TX1-/DDPB_1NC
PEG_TX2+/DDPB_2+
PEG_TX2-/DDPB_2GNDD7
PEG_TX3+/DDPB_3+
PEG_TX3-/DDPB_3NC
NC
PEG_TX4+/DDPC_0+
PEG_TX4-/DDPC_0GNDD8
PEG_TX5+/DDPC_1+
PEG_TX5-/DDPC_1GNDD9
PEG_TX6+/DDPC_2+
PEG_TX6-/DDPC_2SDVO_CLK
PEG_TX7+/DDPC_3+
PEG_TX7-/DDPC_3GNDD10
IDE_CBLID#
PEG_TX8+
PEG_TX8GNDD11
PEG_TX9+
PEG_TX9NC/DDPC_CTRLCLK
GNDD12
PEG_TX10+
PEG_TX10GNDD13
PEG_TX11+
PEG_TX11GNDD14
PEG_TX12+
PEG_TX12GNDD15
PEG_TX13+
PEG_TX13GNDD16
NC
PEG_TX14+
PEG_TX14GNDD17
PEG_TX15+
PEG_TX15GNDD18
VCC_12VD1
VCC_12VD2
VCC_12VD3
VCC_12VD4
VCC_12VD5
VCC_12VD6
GNDD19
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PIN Mapping
DDI Port B
COM Express BTB
Connector Pin No.
!
26
QM67 Digital Display Interface Signal (Port B)
SDVO
HDMI/DVI
D52
D53
D55
DDPB_[0]P: red
DDPB_[0]P: TMDSB_DATA2
DDPB_[0]N: red complement
DDPB_[0]N: TMDSB_DATA2B
DDPB_[1]P: green
DDPB_[1]P: TMDSB_DATA1
D56
D58
D59
D61
D62
DDPB_[1]N:green complement
DDPB_[1]N: TMDSB_DATA1B
DDPB_[2]P: blue
DDPB_[2]P: TMDSB_DATA0
DDPB_[2]N: blue complement
DDPB_[2]N: TMDSB_DATA0B
DDPB_[3]P: clock
DDPB_[3]P: TMDSB_CLK
DDPB_[3]N: clock complement
DDPB_[3]N: TMDSB_CLKB
C52
C53
SDVO_TVCLKINP
C55
C56
C58
C59
C61
C73
D73
SDVO_INTP
SDVO_TVCLKINN
SDVO_INTN
SDVO_STALLP
SDVO_STALLN
DDPB_HPD
SDVO_CTRLDATA
HDMI Control Data.
SDVO_CTRLCLK
HDMI Control Clock
Hardware Installation
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DDI Port C
COM Express BTB
Connector Pin No.
QM67 Digital Display Interface Signal (Port C)
Display Port
HDMI/DVI
D65
D66
D68
DDPC_[0]P: Display Port Lane 0
DDPC_[0]P: TMDSC_DATA2
DDPC_[0]N: Lane 0 complement
DDPC_[0]N: TMDSC_DATA2B
DDPC_[1]P: Display Port Lane 1
DDPC_[1]P: TMDSC_DATA1
D69
D71
D72
D74
D75
DDPC_[1]N: Lane 1 complement
DDPC_[1]N: TMDSC_DATA1B
DDPC_[2]P: Display Port Lane 2
DDPC_[2]P: TMDSC_DATA0
DDPC_[2]N: Lane 2 complement
DDPC_[2]N: TMDSC_DATA0B
DDPC_[3]P: Display Port Lane 3
DDPC_[3]P: TMDSC_CLK
DDPC_[3]N: Lane 3 complement
DDPC_[3]N: TMDSC_CLKB
C71
DDPC_AUX_P
C72
DDPC_AUX_N
C74
C83
D83
DDPC_HPD
DDPC_HPD
SDVO_CTRLDATA
HDMI Control Data.
SDVO_CTRLCLK
HDMI Control Clock
!
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Standby Power LED
Standby
Power LED
This LED will light when the system is in the standby mode.
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2
Cooling Option
Heat Sink with Cooling Fan
Top View of the Heat Sink
1
Bottom View of the Heat Sink
2
•
“1” and “2” denote the locations of the
thermal pads designed to contact the
corresponding components that are on
HR900-B.
•
Remove the plastic covering from the
thermal pads prior to mounting the
heat sink onto HR900-B.
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Dimensions
95.00
87.00
4.00
95.00
87.00
34.60
1
4.00
76.00
4.00
34.60
24.60
Cooler
Module PCB The height
of the highest parts
8.00
2.00
3.50
1.60
30
Module PCB
Standoff
Carrier Board
Hardware Installation
2
Installing HR900-B onto a Carrier Board
Important:
The carrier board used in this section is for reference purpose only and
may not resemble your carrier board. These illustrations are mainly
to guide you on how to install HR900-B onto the carrier board of your
choice.
1.
The photo below shows the locations of the mounting holes.
Mounting hole
2.
Insert the provided mounting screws into the mounting holes - from the bottom through the top of the carrier board.
Mounting screws
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3.
While supporting the mounting screw at the bottom, from the top side of the
board, fasten a bolt into the screw.
Bolts
4.
The photo below shows the solder side of the board with the screws already
fixed in place.
Mounting screw
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5.
2
The photo below shows the component side of the board with the bolts already fixed in place.
Bolts
6.
Position the heat sink on top of HR900-B with the heat sink’s mounting holes
aligned with HR900-B’s mounting holes. Insert one of the provided long
screws into the mounting hole shown in the photo below.
Mounting hole
Long screw
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7.
From the bottom of the board, fasten the provided bolt into the screw and
then connect the cooling fan’s cable to the fan connector on HR900-B.
Fan connector
Bolt
8.
Grasping HR900-B by its edges, position it on top of the carrier board with
its mounting holes aligned with the bolts on the carrier board. This will also
align the COM Express connectors of the two boards to each other.
COM Express connectors
on HR900-B
COM Express connectors
on the carrier board
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9.
2
Press HR900-B down firmly until it is completely seated on the COM Express
connectors of the carrier board.
HR900-B
Carrier board
10. Use the provided mounting screws to secure HR900-B with heat sink to the
carrier board. The photo below shows the locations of the long/short mounting screws.
Long screws
Short screws
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BIOS Setup
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
Boot
Security Save & Exit
Chipset
BIOS Information
BIOS Vendor
Core Version
Compliancy
Project Version
Build Date and Time
American Megatrends
4.6.5.3
UEFI 2.3; PI 1.2
1APTJ 0.18 x64
02/01/2013 17:32:35
System Date
System Time
[Thu 01/01/2009]
[06:39:22]
Access Level
Administrator
Set the Date. Use Tab to
switch between Date
elements.
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Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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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
Boot

ACPI Settings

CPU Configuration
Save & Exit
System ACPI Parameters

SATA Configuration

Intel TXT(LT) Configuration

PCH-FW Configuration

Intel(R) Anti-Theft Technology

USB Configuration

F75387 Module Board
Security
Configuration
H/W Monitor

Onboard ATA Controller Configuration

WatchDog Configuration

Network Stack

CPU PPM Configuration
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Launch PXE OpROM
Enables or disables the boot option for legacy network devices.
Launch Storage OpROM
Enables or disables the boot option for legacy mass storage devices with option
ROM.
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ACPI Settings
This section is used to configure the ACPI settings.
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Advanced
Enables or Disables BIOS
ACPI Auto Configuration.
ACPI Settings
Enable ACPI Auto Configuration
[Disabled]
ACPI Sleep State
[S3 (Suspend to RAM) ]
Resume by PME
Resume by RTC Alarm
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
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
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
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 (via PCI, PCIE,
onboard LAN and PS2 KB/MB).
Resume by RTC Alarm
When Enabled, the system uses the RTC to generate a wakeup 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) i7-2710QE CPU @ 2.10GHz
Supported
EMT64
2100 MHz
Processor Speed
206a7
Processor Stepping
d
Microcode Revision
4
Processor Cores
Supported
Intel HT Technology
Hyper-threading
Limit CUPID Maximum
Intel Virtualization Technology
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Enabled for Windows XP
and Linux (OS optimized
for Hyper-Threading
Technology) and Disabled
for other OS (OS not
optimized for
Hyper-Threading
Technology). When
Disabled only one thread
per enabled core is
enabled.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Hyper-threading
Enable this field for Windows XP and Linux which are optimized for HyperThreading technology. Select disabled for other OSes not optimized for HyperThreading technology. When disabled, only one thread per enabled core is
enabled.
Limit CUPID Maximum
The CPUID instruction of some newer CPUs will return a value greater than
3. The default is Disabled because this problem does not exist in the Windows series operating systems. If you are using an operating system other
than Windows, this problem may occur. To avoid this problem, enable this
field to limit the return value to 3 or less than 3.
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
ESC: Exit
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SATA Controller(s)
This field is used to enable or disable the Serial ATA channels.
SATA Mode Selection
IDE Mode
This option configures the Serial ATA drives as Parallel ATA storage devices.
AHCI Mode
This option allows the Serial ATA devices to use AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface).
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PCH-FW Configuration
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Advanced
ME FW Version
ME Firmware Mode
ME Firmware Type
ME Firmware SKU

Firmware Update Configuration
8.0.3.1427
Normal Mode
Full Sku Firmware
5MB
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Anti-Theft Configuration
This section is used to disable the PC at the hardware level in the event of loss
or theft.
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Advanced
Enable/Disable AT in
BIOS for testing only.
Intel Anti-Theft Configuration
Anti-Theft
Anti-Theft Recovery
Enter AT Suspend Mode
[Disabled]
3
[Disabled]
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Anti-Theft
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Enter AT Suspend Mode
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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BIOS Setup
USB Configuration
This section is used to configure USB.
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Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Devices:
2 Hubs
Legacy USB Support
EHCI Hand-off
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
USB hardware delays and time-outs:
[20 sec]
USB transfer time-out
[20 sec]
Device reset time-out
[Auto]
Device power-up delay
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
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.
USB transfer time-out
The time-out value for Bulk and Interrupt transfers.
Device reset time-out
Selects the USB mass storage device start unit command timeout.
Device power-up delay
Maximum time the device will take before it properly reports itself to the
Host Controller. “Auto” uses default value: for a Root port it is 100 ms, for a
Hub port the delay is taken from Hub descriptor.
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F75387 Module Board H/W Monitor
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Advanced
=== Module Board H/W Monitor ===
Current CPU Temperature
Vcore
VGFX
+1.5(V)
+3.3(V)
Current CPU FAN Speed
CPU Smart Fan Mode Setting
Manual Value
Enables CPU SmartFan
: +52.0 C
: +1.104 V
: +0.448 V
: +1.520 V
: +3.328
: N/A
[Manual Mode]
255
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
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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CPU Smart Fan Mode Setting
The options are Manual Mode and PWM mode.
Manual Value
Allows you to manually enter the CPU fan’s speed.
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Onboard ATA Controller Configuration
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Advanced
PATA Primary Master
Not Present
ATA Controller
[IDE Mode]
Select an operative mode
for ATA controller.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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WatchDog Configuration
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Advanced
WatchDog function
[Disabled]
Enable/Disable
XC2C64A WatchDog
Timer.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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WatchDog function
This field is used to enable or disable the Watchdog timer function.
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Network Stack
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Advanced
Network Stack
[Disable Link]
Enable/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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CPU PPM Configuration
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Advanced
Enable/Disable Intel
SpeedStep
CPU PPM Configuration
EIST
Turbo Mode
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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EIST
This field is used to enable or disable the Intel Enhanced SpeedStep Technology.
Turbo Mode
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Chipset
Configures relevant chipset functions.
Main
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Advanced
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
Chipset
System Agent (SA) Configuration
PCH-IO Configuration
System Agent (SA)
Parameters
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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System Agent (SA) Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
System Agent Bridge Name
System Agent RC Version
VT-d Capability
IvyBridge
1.1.0.0
Supported
VT-d
[Enabled]
Check to enable VT-d
function on MCH.
Graphics Configuration
NB PCIe Configuration
Memory Configuration
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Graphics Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
Graphics Configuration
IGFX VBIOS Version
IGfx Frequency
Primary Display
Internal Graphics
GTT Size
Aperture Size
DVMT Pre-Allocated
Gfx Low Power Mode
Graphics Performance Analyzers
LCD Control
2143
650 MHz
[Auto]
[Auto]
[2MB]
[256MB]
[64M]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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
ESC: Exit
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Primary Display
Auto
IGFX
PEG
When the system boots, it will auto detects the display device.
When the system boots, it will first initialize the onboard
VGA.
When the system boots, it will first initialize the PCI Express
x16 graphics card.
Internal Graphics
Keeps IGD enabled based on the setup options.
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GTT Size
Selects the GTT Size. The options are 1MB and 2 MB.
Aperture Size
This field is relevant to the memory-mapped graphics data of the PCIe x16.
Leave this in its default setting.
DVMT Pre-Allocated
Select DVMT 5.0 Pre-Allocated (Fixed) Graphics Memory size used by the Internal Graphics Device.
Gfx Low Power Mode
This option is applicable for SFF only. Enable or Disable the Gfx Low Power
Mode.
Graphics Performance Analyzers
Enable or disable Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers Counters.
LCD Control
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
LCD Control
Primary IGFX Boot Display
Secondary IGFX Boot Display
LCD Panel Type
[CRT]
[Disabled]
[VBIOS Default]
Select the Video Device
which will be activated
during POST. This has no
effect if external graphics
present.
Secondary boot display
selection will appear based
on your selection.
VGA modes will be supported only on primary
display.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Primary IGFX Boot Display and Secondary IGFX Boot Display
The options are Disabled, CRT, EFP, LFP, EFP3 and EFP2.
LCD Panel Type
This field is used to select the type of LCD panel 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
PEG0 - Gen X
[Gen1]
Display present
Enable PEG
[PCIe x16]
[Enabled]
Configure PEG0
B0: D1: F0 Gen1-Gen3
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Display Present
Selects the display mode. The options are PCIe x16 and SDVO/HDMI/DP.
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
1.0.0.1
1333 Mhz
Total Memory
4096 MB (DDR3)
DIMM#0
DIMM#2
CAS Latency (tCL)
Minimum delay time
CAS to RAS (tRCDmin)
Row Precharge (tRPmin)
Active to Precharge (tRASmin)
Not Present
2048 MB (DDR3)
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9
9
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 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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PCH-IO Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
Intel PCH RC Version
Intel PCH SKU Name
Intel PCH Rev ID
 PCI
1.1.0.0
QM67
05/B3
PCI Express Configuration
Settings.
Express Configuration
PCH LAN Controller
Wake on LAN
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
High Precision Event Timer Configuration
Restore AC Power Loss
[Power On]
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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PCH LAN Controller
Enables or disables the PCH LAN Controller.
Wake on LAN Enable
Set this field to Enabled to wake up the system via the onboard LAN or via a
LAN card that supports the remote wake up function.
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.
Former-Sts
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will return to the
state where you left off before power failure occurs. If the system’s power
is off when AC power failure occurs, it will remain off when power returns.
If the system’s power is on when AC power failure occurs, the system will
power-on when power returns.
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USB Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
EHCI1
EHCI2
Control the USB EHCI
(USB 2.0) functions.
One EHCI controller must
always be enabled.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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EHCI1 and EHCI2
These fields are used to enable or disable USB 2.0.
PCI Express Configuration
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Chipset
PCI Express Clock Gating
[Enabled]
Enable or disable PCI
Express Clock Gating for
each root port.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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PCI Express Clock Gating
Enables or disables PCI Express Clock Gating for each root port.
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Boot
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Main
Chipset
Boot
Boot Configuration
Bootup NumLock State
[On]
Quiet Boot
Fast Boot
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
CSM16 Module Version
07.69
Security
Save & Exit
Select the Keyboard
NumLock state.
Boot Option Priorities
 CSM
parameters
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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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.
Fast Boot
Enables or disables boot with initialization of a minimal set of devices required to launch active boot option. Has no effect for BBS boot options.
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Security
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Password Description
Security
Save & Exit
Set Setup Administrator
Password.
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 must be 3 to 20 characters long.
Administrator Password
User Password
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Administrator Password
Sets the administrator password.
User Password
Sets the user password.
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Save & Exit
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
Security
Save & Exit
Reset the system after
saving the changes.
Save Options
Restore Defaults
Save as User Defaults
Restore User 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
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.
Save as User Defaults
To save changes done so far as user default, select this field and then press
<Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to save values as user default.
Restore User Defaults
To restore user default to all the setup options, select this field and then
press <Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to restore user default.
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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 .................
|
|
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
C:\AFU\AFUDOS>
After finishing BIOS update, please turn off the AC power. Wait about 10 seconds
and then turn on the AC power again.
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Notice: BIOS SPI ROM
1. The Intel® Management Engine has already been integrated into this system
board. Due to the safety concerns, the BIOS (SPI ROM) chip cannot be
removed from this system board and used on another system board of the
same model.
2. The BIOS (SPI ROM) on this system board must be the original equipment
from the factory and cannot be used to replace one which has been utilized on
other system boards.
3. If you do not follow the methods above, the Intel® Management Engine will
not be updated and will cease to be effective.
Note:
a. You can take advantage of flash tools to update the default
configuration of the BIOS (SPI ROM) to the latest version anytime.
b. When the BIOS IC needs to be replaced, you have to populate it
properly onto the system board after the EEPROM programmer has
been burned and follow the technical person's instructions to confirm that the MAC address should be burned or not.
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Supported Software
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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
Auto Run Pages (for Windows 7)
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Auto Run Pages (for Windows 8)
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Supported Software
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(for Windows XP only)
Note:
Before installing Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, make sure you have
updated your Windows XP operating system to Service Pack 3.
To install the driver, click “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1” 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 Device Software
The Intel Chipset Device Software 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 Device Software” on the main menu.
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1.
Setup is ready to install the
utility. Click Next.
2.
Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
Supported Software
3.
Go through the readme
document for more installation tips then click Next.
4.
After all setup operations
are done, click Next.
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
Intel HD Graphics Drivers
Note:
Before installing Intel HD Graphics Drivers, make sure you have installed
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.
To install the driver, click “Intel HD Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
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1.
Setup is ready to install the
graphics driver. Click Next.
2.
Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
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3.
Go through the readme
document for more installation tips then click Next.
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.
4
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installlation to take effect.
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Supported Software
Intel Management Engine Drivers
To install the driver, click “Intel Management Engine Drivers” on the main menu.
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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.
Supported Software
4.
Setup is currently installing
the driver. After installation
has completed, click Next.
5.
After completing installation, click Finish.
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Realtek Audio Drivers (Optional)
To install the driver, click “Realtek 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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4
Intel LAN Drivers
To install the driver, click “Intel LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
1.
Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
2.
Click “I accept the terms
in the license agreement”
then click “Next”.
3.
Select the program featuers
you want installed then
click Next.
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4.
Click Install to begin the
installation.
5.
After completing installation, click Finish.
Supported Software
4
Intel Turbo Boost Monitor (for Windows 7 only)
To install the driver, click “Intel Turbo Boost Monitor” on the main menu.
1. The setup program is
configuring the new
software installation.
2. Click Next.
3. Read the license agreement
and then click “I accept the
terms in the license
agreement”. Click Next.
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Supported Software
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.
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5.
Setup is ready to install the
utility. Click Next.
6.
Click Install to begin installation.
Supported Software
7.
Setup is currently installing
the utility.
8.
After completing installation, click Finish to exit
setup.
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DFI Utility
Click “DFI Utility” on the main menu, it provides Board Information, Watchdog,
SBDIO and Backlight information.
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Supported Software
4
Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver
(for Windows XP only)
To install the driver, click “Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver” on the main menu.
1.
Click “I accept the agreement” then click Next.
2.
To start installation, click
Next.
3.
Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to take
effect.
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Supported Software
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
The Intel Rapid Storage Technology is a utility that allows you to monitor the
current status of the SATA drives. It enables enhanced performance and power
management for the storage subsystem.
To install the driver, click “Intel Rapid Storage Technology” 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
utility. Click Next to continue.
5.
Click “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” then
click Finish.
4
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installation to take effect.
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6.
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Run the Intel Matrix Storage Console utility to view
the hard drives’ configuration.
Supported Software
4
F6 Floppy
This is used to create a floppy driver diskette needed when you install Windows®
XP using the F6 installation method. This will allow you to install the operating
system onto a hard drive when in AHCI mode.
1.
Insert a blank floppy diskette.
2.
Locate for the drivers in the CD then copy them to the floppy diskette. The
CD includes drivers for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. The path to
the drivers are shown below.
32-bit
CD Drive:\AHCI_RAID\F6FLOPPY\f6flpy32
64-bit
CD Drive:\AHCI_RAID\F6FLOPPY\f6flpy64
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Supported Software
Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3
To install the reader, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3” on the main menu.
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1.
Click Next to install or click
Change Destination Folder
to select another folder.
2.
Click Install to begin installation.
3.
Click Finish to exit installation.
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Appendix A - NLITE and AHCI Installation Guide
nLite
nLite is an application program that allows you to customize your XP installation
disc by integrating the RAID/AHCI drivers into the disc. By using nLite, the F6
function key usually required during installation is no longer needed.
Note:
The installation steps below are based on nLite version 1.4.9. Installation procedures may slightly vary if you’re using another version of the
program.
1.
Download the program from nLite’s offical website.
http://www.nliteos.com/download.html
2.
Install nLite.
Important:
Due to it’s coding with Visual.Net, you may need to first install .NET
Framework prior to installing nLite.
3.
Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files from Intel’s website. The drivers
you choose will depend on the operating system and chipset used by your
computer.
The downloaded driver files
should include iaahci.cat,
iaAHCI.inf, iastor.cat, iaStor.
inf, IaStor.sys, license.txt
and TXTSETUP.OEM.
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Insert the XP installation
disc into an optical drive.
5.
Launch nLite. The Welcome
screen will appear. Click
Next.
6.
Click Next to temporarily
save the Windows installation files to the designated
default folder.
If you want to save them
in another folder, click
Browse, select the folder
and then click Next.
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Click Next.
8.
In the Task Selection dialog box, click Drivers and
Bootable ISO. Click Next.
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10.
Click Insert and then select Multiple driver folder
to select the drivers you
will integrate. Click Next.
Select only the drivers
appropriate for the Windows version that you are
using and then click OK.
Integrating 64-bit drivers
into 32-bit Windows or
vice versa will cause file
load errors and failed installation.
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If you are uncertain of
the southbridge chip used
on your motherboard, select all RAID/AHCI controllers and then click OK.
12.
Click Next.
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The program is currently
integrating the drivers
and applying changes to
the installation.
14.
When the program is finished applying the changes, click Next.
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To create an image, select
the Create Image mode
under the General section
and then click Next.
16.
Or you can choose to
burn it directly to a disc
by selecting the Direct
Burn mode under the
General section.
A
Select the optical device
and all other necessary
settings and then click
Next.
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17.
You have finished customizing the Windows XP installation disc. Click Finish.
Enter the BIOS utility to
configure the SATA controller to RAID/AHCI. You
can now install Windows
XP.
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AHCI
The installation steps below will guide you in configuring your SATA drive to AHCI
mode.
1.
Enter the BIOS utility and configure the SATA controller to IDE mode.
2.
Install Windows XP but do not press F6.
3.
Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files supported by the motherboard
chipset from Intel’s website.
Transfer the downloaded
driver files to C:\AHCI.
4.
Open Device Manager and
right click on one of the Intel Serial ATA Storage Controllers, then select Update
Driver.
If the controller you selected did not work, try selecting another one.
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In the Hardware Update
Wizard dialog box, select
“No, not this time” then
click Next.
6.
Select “Install from a list
or specific location (Advanced)” and then click
Next.
7.
Select “Don’t search. I
will choose the driver
to install” and then click
Next.
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Click “Have Disk”.
9.
Select C:\AHCI\iaAHCI.inf
and then click Open.
10.
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Select the appropriate
AHCI Controller of your
hardware device and then
click Next.
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11.
A warning message appeared because the selected SATA controller did
not match your hardware
device.
Ignore the warning and
click Yes to proceed.
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12.
Click Finish.
13.
The system’s settings
have been changed. Windows XP requires that
you restart the computer.
Click Yes.
14.
Enter the BIOS utility and
modify the SATA controller from IDE to AHCI. By
doing so, Windows will
work normally with the
SATA controller that is in
AHCI mode.
Watchdog Timer
B
Appendix B - Watchdog Sample Code
;Software programming example:
;--------------------------------------------;(1) Enter Super IO Configuration mode
;--------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,87H
OUT
DX,AL
OUT
DX,AL
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------;(2) Configuration Logical Device 7, register CRF5/CRF6 (WDT Control /WDT
timer)
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,07H
;Ready to Program Logical Device
OUT
DX,AL
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,07H
DX,AL
;Select Logical Device 7
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2EH
AL, F6H
DX,AL
;Select watchdog timer register
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,10H
DX,AL
;Set watchdog timer value
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2EH
AL, F5H
DX,AL
;Select watchdog Control Register
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,61H
DX,AL
;Set Watchdog Control Value
;---------------------------------------------------------------;(1) Exit extended function mode
;---------------------------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,AAH
OUT
DX,AL
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System Error Message
Appendix C - 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.
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Appendix D - 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:
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.
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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.
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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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.