Preface
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MMX, Pentium, Pentium-II, Pentium-III, Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel
Corporation.
Other product names used in this manual are the properties of their respective owners
and are acknowledged.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
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 in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, 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 onto 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
Shielded interconnect cables and a shielded AC power cable must be employed with
this equipment to ensure compliance with the pertinent RF emission limits
governing this device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
system’s manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference.
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This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This device is in conformity with the following EC/EMC directives:
Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance
characteristics of information technology equipment
‰ EN 61000-3-2 Disturbances in supply systems caused
‰ EN 55022
‰ EN 61000-3-3
Disturbances in supply systems caused by household appliances and similar electrical equipment “ Voltage fluctuations”
‰ EN 55024
Information technology equipment-Immunity characteristicsLimits and methods of measurement
Safety for information technology equipment including
electrical business equipment
‰ EN 60950
‰ CE marking
Canadian Department of Communications
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interferencecausing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement
sur le matériel brouilieur du Canada.
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About the Manual
The manual consists of the following:
Chapter 1
Introducing the Motherboard
Describes features of the
motherboard.
H page 1
Chapter 2
Installing the Motherboard
Describes installation of
motherboard components.
H page 7
Chapter 3
Using BIOS
Provides information on
H page 29
using the BIOS Setup Utility.
Chapter 4
Describes the motherboard H page 67
Using the Motherboard Software software.
Describes Intel ® Rapid
Chapter 5
®
Storage
Technology RAID
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Configuration.
RAID Configuration
H page 71
Chapter 6
Trouble Shooting
H page 77
Provides basic trouble
shooting tips.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
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Chapter 1
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Introducing the Motherboard
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Introduction...................................................................................1
Package Contents............................................................................1
Specifications................................................................................2
Motherboard Components..........................................................4
I/O Ports...............................................................................................6
Chapter 2
7
Installing the Motherboard
7
Safety Precautions.............................................................................7
Installing the Motherboard in a Chassis......................................7
Checking Jumper Settings.................................................................8
Installing Hardware..................................................................9
Installing the Processor.............................................................9
Installing the CPU Cooler.........................................................11
Installing Memory Modules....................................................12
Installing Add-on Cards...........................................................14
Connecting Optional Devices..................................................17
Installing a SATA Hard Drive...................................................22
Connecting Case Components.......................................................23
Front Panel Header.................................................................27
Chapter 3
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Using BIOS
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About the Setup Utility........................ .......................................29
The Standard Configuration........................ ...........................29
Entering the Setup Utility........................................................29
Resetting the Default CMOS Values.....................................30
Using BIOS.......................................................................................31
BIOS Navigation Keys..............................................................31
Main Menu.............................................................................32
Advanced Menu......................................................................33
Chipset Menu..........................................................................46
M.I.B.X (MB Intelligent BIOS X) Menu....................................54
Security Menu.........................................................................63
Boot Menu..............................................................................64
Exit Menu................................................................................65
Updating the BIOS...................................................................66
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Chapter 4
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Using the Motherboard Software
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Auto-installing under Windows 7/8/8.1........................................67
Running Setup.........................................................................67
Manual Installation..........................................................................69
Chapter 5
71
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology RAID Configuration
71
Before creating a RAID set.............................................................71
Entering Intel® Rapid Storage Technology RAID BIOS utility.....72
Creating a RAID set.........................................................................73
Deleting a RAID set..........................................................................75
Resetting disks to Non-RAID.....................................................76
Exiting Setup..............................................................................76
Chapter 6
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Trouble Shooting
77
Start up problems during assembly..............................................77
Start up problems after prolong use............................................78
Maintenance and care tips..............................................................78
Basic Troubleshooting Flowchart...................................................79
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Introduction
Chapter 1
Chapter 1
Introducing the Motherboard
Thank you for choosing the H97I-DRONE motherboard. This motherboard is a high
performance, enhanced function motherboard designed to support the LGA1150
socket for 4th and 5th Generation Intel® CoreTM processors.
This motherboard is based on Intel® H97 Express Chipset for best desktop platform
solution. It supports up to 16 GB of system memory with dual channel DDR3 1600
MHz. High resolution graphics via one PCIe x16 Gen3 slot *. It supports one PCIe
Gen3x16 slot to install graphic card.
It integrates USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 interface, supporting up to six USB 2.0 ports (four
USB 2.0 ports at rear panel and one USB 2.0 header supports additional two USB 2.0
ports) and six USB 3.0 ports (four USB 3.0 ports at the rear panel and one USB 3.0
header supports additional two USB 3.0 ports). Please refer to Front Panel USB 2.0
headers of chapter 2 for more details.
The motherboard is equipped with advanced full set of I/O ports in the rear panel,
including one DP port, one DVI port, one HDMI port, one RJ45 LAN connector, four USB
2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, one optical SPDIF Out and audio jacks for line-in, 8-ch
line-out.
In addition, this motherboard supports five SATA 6Gb/s for expansion.
Package Contents
Your motherboard package ships with the following items:
‰ H97I-DRONE Motherboard
‰ Quick Installation Guide
‰ User Manual
‰ DVD
‰ I/O Shield
‰ 4 SATA 6G cable
The package contents above are for reference only, please take the actual package items as
standard.
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Chapter 1
Specifications
CPU
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LGA1150 socket for 4 th and 5 th Generation Intel ® Core TM
processors
Supports max CPU TDP 100W
Note: Please go to ECS website for the latest CPU support list.
Chipset
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Intel ® H97 Chipset
Memory
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Dual-channel DDR3 memory architecture
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets support up to 16 GB
Supports DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
Note: Please go to ECS website for the latest Memory support list.
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Expansion
Slots
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1 x PCI Express x16 Gen3 slot*
1 x M.2 slot for Wifi/ Bluetooth Card
Storage
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Supported by Intel ® H97 Express Chipset
- 5 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s devices
- RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 configuration
Audio
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Realtek ALC1150 8-Ch High Definition audio CODEC
- Compliant with HD audio specification
LAN
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Intel I218-V Gigabit Lan
Rear Panel I/O
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1 x DP port
1 x DVI port
1 x HDMI port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
4 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x RJ45 LAN connector
1 x Audio jacks (1 x line in, 4 x line out, 1 x Optical SPDIF Out)
Internal I/O
Connectors &
Headers
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x 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
x 4-pin CPU_FAN connector
x 4-pin SYS_FAN connector
x USB 2.0 header supports additional two USB 2.0 ports
x USB 3.0 header supports additional two USB 3.0 ports
x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
x Front Panel audio header
x Front Panel switch/LED header
x CLR_CMOS jumper
x Speaker header
x Case open header
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AP/Bundled
Software
Support
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Form Factor
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AMI BIOS with 64Mb SPI Flash ROM
Supports Plug and Play, STR (S3)/ STD(S4), Hardware Monitor
Audio, LAN, can be disabled in BIOS
F7 hot key for boot up devices option
Supports ACPI & DMI
Supports PgUp clear CMOS Hotkey (Has PS2 KB Model only)
Supports Over-Clocking
Chapter 1
System BIOS
ECS Exclusive AP: Supports eBLU*1/eDLU /eSF*1
3rd Party Bundled software: Cyberlink Media Suite*2/Norton
Anti Virus*2/Muzee*2/Sound Blaster Cinema2*2/MAGIX*2
Note:
*1Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 is required.
*2 Free bundle software including ECS DVD: Cyberlink Media
Suite/Norton Anti Virus/Muzee/Sound Blaster Cinema2/MAGIX
Mini ITX Size, 170mm x 170mm
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Motherboard Components
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1. CPU Socket
2. BT
3. ATX_POWER
4. DIMM1~2
5. LDC
6. M.2
7. PCIEX16
8. F_AUDIO
9. ATX12V
10. ME_UNLOCK
11. CPU_FAN
12. SYS_FAN
13. SPI_DEBUG
14. SATA3_1~5
15. BZ
16. F_PANEL
17. F_USB
18. CASE
19. CLR_CMOS
20. USB3F
COMPONENTS
LGA1150 socket for 4th and 5th Generation Intel® CoreTM processors
Battery
Standard 24-pin ATX power connector
240-pin DDR3 Module slots
Debug Card header
M.2 slot for Wifi/ Bluetooth Card
PCI Express Gen3 x16 slots for graphics interface
Front panel audio header
8-pin +12V power connector
ME unlock header-for factory use only
4-pin CPU cooling fan connector
4-pin system cooling fan connector
Debug diagnosis header for factory use only
Serial ATA 6Gb/s connectors
Buzzer
Front panel switch/ LED header
Front panel USB 2.0 header
CASE open header
Clear CMOS jumper
Front panel USB3.0 header
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I/O Ports
1. USB 2.0 Ports
Use the USB 2.0 ports to connect USB 2.0 devices.
2. DVI Port
You can connect the display device to the DVI port.
3. DP Port
You can connect the display device to the DP port.
4. HDMI Port
You can connect the display device to the HDMI port.
5. USB 3.0 Ports
Use the USB 3.0 ports to connect USB 3.0 devices.
6. LAN Port
Connect an RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to connect your computer to the Network.
Link LED
LAN LED
Activity LED
Link LED
Status
Description
OFF
Orange blinking
OFF
Green
No data
Active
No link
Link
LAN Port
7. Audio ports
Use the audio jacks to connect audio devices. The C port is for stereo line-in signal,
while the E port is for microphone in signal. This motherboard supports audio
devices that correspond to the A, B and D port respectively. In addition, all of the
3 ports, B, and D provide users with both right & left channels individually. Users
please refer to the following note for specific port function definition. The D port
also provides ESS SABRE32 DAC good quality audio experience.
A: Center & Woofer
D: Front Out
B: Back Surround
E: Mic_in Rear
C: Line-in
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The above port definition can be changed to audio input or audio output by changing the
driver utility setting.
8. Optical SPDIF Output
This jack connects to external optical digital audio output devices.
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Chapter 2
Installing the Motherboard
Follow these safety precautions when installing the motherboard:
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Wear a grounding strap attached to a grounded device to avoid damage
from static electricity.
Discharge static electricity by touching the metal case of a safely grounded
object before working on the motherboard.
Leave components in the static-proof bags.
Always remove the AC power by unplugging the power cord from the power
outlet before installing or removing the motherboard or other hardware
components.
Chapter 2
2-1. Safety Precautions
2-2. Installing the motherboard in a Chassis
This motherboard carries an Mini ITX form factor of 170 x 170 mm. Choose a chassis
that accommodates this form factor. Make sure that the I/O template in the chassis
matches the I/O ports installed on the rear edge of the motherboard. Most system
chassis have mounting brackets installed in the chassis, which corresponds to the
holes in the motherboard. Place the motherboard over the mounting brackets and
secure the motherboard onto the mounting brackets with screws.
Do not over-tighten the screws as this can stress the motherboard.
When installing 24-pin ATX power cable, please note the overhead space
because of the chassis design of the Motherboard, avoiding to damage the
motherboard with excessive power.
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2-3. Checking Jumper Settings
The following illustration shows the location of the motherboard jumpers. Pin 1 is
labeled.
Chapter 2
To avoid the system instability after clearing CMOS, we recommend users to
enter the main BIOS setting page to “Load Default Settings” and then “Save
and Exit Setup”.
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2-4. Installing Hardware
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This motherboard has an LGA1150 socket.
When choosing a processor, consider the performance requirements of
the system. Performance is based on the processor design, the clock speed
and system bus frequency of the processor, and the quantity of internal
cache memory and external cache memory.
You may be able to change the settings in the system Setup Utility. We
strongly recommend you do not over-clock processor or other components to run faster than their rated speed.
The following illustration shows CPU installation components.
Chapter 2
2-4-1. Installing the Processor
A. Press the hook of lever down with your thumb and pull it to the right
side to release it from retention tab.
B. Lift the tail of the load lever and rotate the load plate to fully open
position.
C. Grasp the edge of the package substrate. Make sure pin 1 indicator
is on your bottom-left side. Aim at the socket and place the package
carefully into the socket by purely vertical motion.
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D. Rotate the load plate onto the package IHS (Intergraded Heat
Spreader). Engage the load lever while pressing down lightly onto the
load plate. Secure the load lever with the hook under retention tab. Then
the cover will flick automatically.
Chapter 2
Please save and replace the cover onto the CPU socket if processor is
removed.
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Install the cooling fan in a well-lit work area so that you can clearly see the
motherboard and processor socket.
Avoid using cooling fans with sharp edges in case the fan casing and the
clips cause serious damage to the motherboard or its components.
To achieve better airflow rates and heat dissipation, we suggest that you
use a high quality fan with 3800 rpm at least. CPU fan and heat sink installation procedures may vary with the type of CPU fan/heatsink supplied.
The form and size of fan/heatsink may also vary.
DO NOT remove the CPU cap from the socket before installing a CPU.
Return Material Authorization (RMA) requests will be accepted only if the
motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA1150 socket.
The following illustration shows how to install CPU fan.
Chapter 2
2-4-2. Installing the CPU Cooler
A. Apply some thermal grease onto the contacted area between the
heatsink and the CPU, and make it to be a thin layer.
B. Fasten the cooling fan supporting base onto the CPU socket on the
motherboard. And make sure the CPU fan is plugged to the CPU fan
connector.
C. Connect the CPU cooler power connector to the CPU_FAN connector.
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2-4-3. Installing Memory Modules
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Chapter 2
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This motherboard accommodates two memory modules. It can support
two 240-pin DDR3 1600MHz.
Do not remove any memory module from its antistatic packaging until
you are ready to install it on the motherboard. Handle the modules only
by their edges. Do not touch the components or metal parts. Always wear
a grounding strap when you handle the modules.
You must install at least one module in any of the two slots. Total memory
capacity is 16 GB.
Refer to the following to install the memory modules.
A. Push the latches on each side of the DIMM slot down.
B. Install the DIMM module into the slot and press it firmly down until it
seats correctly. Check that the cutouts on the DIMM module edge
connector match the notches in the DIMM slot.
C. The slot latches are levered upwards and latch on to the edges of the
DIMM.
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Recommend memory configuration
Sockets
DDR3_1
DDR3_2
1 DIMM
~
Populated
2 DIMMs
Populated
Populated
Chapter 2
Model
Due to Intel CPU spec definition, please follow the table above for
recommended memory configuration.
We suggest users not to mix memory type. It is recommended to use the
same brand and type memory on this motherboard.
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2-4-4. Installing Add-on Cards
The slots on this motherboard are designed to hold expansion cards and connect
them to the system bus. Expansion slots are a means of adding or enhancing the
motherboard’s features and capabilities. With these efficient facilities, you can
increase the motherboard’s capabilities by adding hardware that performs tasks
that are not part of the basic system.
Chapter 2
PCIEX16 Slot*
The PCI Express x16 slot is used to install an external PCI Express graphics card that is fully compliant to the PCI Express
Base Specification revision 3.0.
M.2 Slot
The M.2 slot is for Wifi or Bluecard installing. It will provide high
transfer performance than original Mini PCIe interface.
Before installing an add-on card, check the documentation for
the card carefully. If the card is not Plug and Play, you may have
to manually configure the card before installation.
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Follow these instructions to install an add-on card:
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3
Remove a blanking plate from the system case corresponding to the slot
you are going to use.
Install the edge connector of the add-on card into the expansion slot.
Ensure that the edge connector is correctly seated in the slot.
Secure the metal bracket of the card to the system case with a screw.
For some add-on cards, for example graphics adapters and network
adapters, you have to install drivers and software before you can begin using
the add-on card.
Please refer the following illustrations to install the add-on card:
Install the LAN Card in the PCIE slot
Chapter 2
1
Install the VGA Card in the PCIEX16 slot
Please refer the following steps to install the M.2 Wifi/ Bluetooth card:
1
Demount the screw not used according to the length of your M.2 Wifi/
Bluetooth card
2
Insert the M.2 Wifi/ Bluetooth card into M.2 slot in the fool-proof way.
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Lock the screw as the following picture shows to make sure the M.2 Wifi/
Bluetooth card is installed in place.
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2-4-5. Connecting Optional Devices
Chapter 2
Refer to the following for information on connecting the motherboard’s optional
devices:
No.
Components
No.
Components
1
LDC
4
F_USB
2
F_AUDIO
5
CASE
3
SATA3_1~5
6
USB3F
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1. LDC: Debug Card header
Chapter 2
2. F_AUDIO: Front Panel Audio Header
The front panel audio header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and line-out ports for easier access. This header supports HD audio by
default. If you want connect an AC’ 97 front panel audio to HD onboard headers,
please set as below picture.
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AC’ 97 Audio Configuration: To enable the front panel audio connector to
support AC97 Audio mode.
Chapter 2
If you use AC’ 97 Front Panel, please tick off the option of “ Disabled Front Panel
Detect ”. If you use HD Audio Front Panel, please don’ t tick off “Disabled Front Panel
Detect ” .
* For reference only
If you use AC’ 97 Front Panel, please don’ t tick off “Using Front Jack Detect ”. If you
use HD Audio Front Panel, please tick off the option of “Using Front Jack Detect ”.
* For reference only
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3. SATA3_1~5: Serial ATA connectors
SATA3_1~5 connectors are used to support the Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s device, simpler
disk drive cabling and easier PC assembly. It eliminates limitations of the current
Parallel ATA interface. But maintains register compatibility and software
compatibility with Parallel ATA.
Chapter 2
4. F_USB: Front Panel USB 2.0 header
The motherboard has one USB 2.0 header supporting two USB 2.0 ports.
Additionally, some computer cases have USB ports at the front of the case. If you
have this kind of case, use auxiliary USB connector to connect the front-mounted
ports to the motherboard.
Please make sure that the USB cable has the same pin assignment as indicated above. A different pin assignment may cause damage or system hangup.
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5. CASE: Chassis Intrusion Detect Header
Chapter 2
This detects if the chassis cover has been removed. This function needs a chassis
equipped with instrusion detection switch and needs to be enabled in BIOS.
6. USB3F: Front Panel USB 3.0 header
This Motherboard implements one USB 3.0 header supporting 2 extra front USB 3.0
ports, which delivers 5Gb/s transfer rate.
Please make sure that the USB cable has the same pin assignment as indicated above. A different pin assignment may cause damage or system hangup.
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2-4-6. Installing a SATA Hard Drive
This section describes how to install a SATA Hard Drive.
About SATA Connectors
Chapter 2
Your motherboard features five SATA connectors supporting a total of five drives.
SATA refers to Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the standard interface
for the IDE hard drives which are currently used in most PCs. These connectors are
well designed and will only fit in one orientation. Locate the SATA connectors on the
motherboard and follow the illustration below to install the SATA hard drives.
Installing Serial ATA Hard Drives
To install the Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives, use the SATA cable that supports the Serial
ATA protocol. This SATA cable comes with a SATA power cable. You can connect either
end of the SATA cable to the SATA hard drive or the connector on the motherboard.
Refer to the illustration below for proper installation:
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2
3
Attach either cable end to the connector on the motherboard.
Attach the other cable end to the SATA hard drive.
Attach the SATA power cable to the SATA hard drive and connect the other
end to the power supply.
* For reference only
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2-4-7. Connecting Case Components
Chapter 2
After you have installed the motherboard into a case, you can begin connecting the
motherboard components. Refer to the following:
No.
Components
No.
Components
1
ATX_POWER
4
SYS_FAN
2
ATX12V
5
BZ
3
CPU_FAN
6
F_PANEL
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1& 2 ATX_POWER (ATX 24-pin Power Connector) ATX12V (8 pin ATX 12V Power
Connector)
Chapter 2
Connect the standard power supply connector to ATX_POWER.
Connect the auxiliary case power supply connector to ATX12V.
Connecting 24-pin power cable
The ATX 24-pin connector allows you to connect to ATX v2.x power supply.
With ATX v2.x power supply, users please
note that when installing 24-pin power
cable, the latches of power cable and the
ATX match perfectly.
24-pin power cable
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Connecting 8-pin power cable
The ATX12V power connector is used to provide power to the CPU.
Chapter 2
When installing 8-pin power cable, the
latches of power cable and the ATX12V
match perfectly.
8-pin power cable
Connecting 4-pin power cable
The ATX12V power connector is used to provide power to the CPU.
When installing 4-pin power cable, the
latches of power cable and the ATX12V
match perfectly.
4-pin power cable
3 & 4 CPU_FAN(CPU cooling FAN Connectors) SYS_FAN ( System Cooling FAN
Connectors)
Connect the CPU cooling fan cable to CPU_FAN.
Connect the system cooling fan connector to SYS_FAN.
Users please note that the fan connector supports the CPU cooling fan of 1.1A
~ 2.2A (26.4W max) at +12V.
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5. BZ: Buzzer header
Connect the case speaker cable to SPK.
Chapter 2
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6. F_PANEL: Front Panel Header
Chapter 2
The front panel header (F_PANEL) provides a standard set of switch and LED headers
commonly found on ATX or Micro ATX cases. Refer to the table below for information:
Hard Drive Activity LED
Connecting pins 1 and 3 to a front panel mounted LED provides visual indication that
data is being read from or written to the hard drive. For the LED to function properly,
an IDE drive should be connected to the onboard IDE interface. The LED will also
show activity for devices connected to the SCSI (hard drive activity LED) connector.
Power/Sleep/Message waiting LED
Connecting pins 2 and 4 to a single or dual-color, front panel mounted LED provides
power on/off, sleep, and message waiting indication.
Reset Switch
Supporting the reset function requires connecting pin 5 and 7 to a momentary-contact switch that is normally open. When the switch is closed, the board resets and
runs POST.
Power Switch
Supporting the power on/off function requires connecting pins 6 and 8 to a momentary-contact switch that is normally open. The switch should maintain contact for at
least 50 ms to signal the power supply to switch on or off. The time requirement is
due to internal de-bounce circuitry. After receiving a power on/off signal, at least
two seconds elapses before the power supply recognizes another on/off signal.
This concludes Chapter 2. The next chapter covers the BIOS.
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Chapter 3
Using BIOS
About the Setup Utility
The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) Setup Utility displays the system’s configuration status and provides you with options to set system parameters. The parameters are stored in battery-backed-up CMOS RAM that saves this information
when the power is turned off. When the system is turned back on, the system is
configured with the values you stored in CMOS.
The BIOS Setup Utility enables you to configure:
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Hard drives, diskette drives and peripherals
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Video display type and display options
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Password protection from unauthorized use
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Power Management features
Chapter 3
The computer uses the latest “American Megatrends Inc. ” BIOS with support for
Windows Plug and Play. The CMOS chip on the motherboard contains the ROM setup
instructions for configuring the motherboard BIOS.
The settings made in the Setup Utility affect how the computer performs. Before
using the Setup Utility, ensure that you understand the Setup Utility options.
This chapter provides explanations for Setup Utility options.
The Standard Configuration
A standard configuration has already been set in the Setup Utility. However, we recommend that you read this chapter in case you need to make any changes in the
future.
This Setup Utility should be used:
•
when changing the system configuration
•
when a configuration error is detected and you are prompted to make
changes to the Setup Utility
•
when trying to resolve IRQ conflicts
•
when making changes to the Power Management configuration
•
when changing the password or making other changes to the Security
Setup
Entering the Setup Utility
When you power on the system, BIOS enters the Power-On Self Test (POST) routines.
POST is a series of built-in diagnostics performed by the BIOS. After the POST routines
are completed, the following message appears:
Press DEL to enter SETUP
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Press the delete key to access BIOS Setup Utility.
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Resetting the Default CMOS Values
When powering on for the first time, the POST screen may show a “CMOS Settings
Wrong” message. This standard message will appear following a clear CMOS data
at factory by the manufacturer. You simply need to Load Default Settings to reset
the default CMOS values.
Note: Changes to system hardware such as different CPU, memories, etc. may
also trigger this message.
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Using BIOS
When you start the Setup Utility, the main menu appears. The main menu of the
Setup Utility displays a list of the options that are available. A highlight indicates
which option is currently selected. Use the cursor arrow keys to move the highlight
to other options. When an option is highlighted, execute the option by pressing
<Enter>.
Some options (marked with an icon ) lead to submenus that enable you to change
the values for the option. Use the cursor arrow keys to scroll through the items in the
submenu.
In this manual, default values are enclosed in parenthesis. Submenu items are
denoted by an icon .
The default BIOS setting for this motherboard apply for most conditions
with optimum performance. We do not suggest users change the default
values in the BIOS setup and take no responsibility to any damage caused
by changing the BIOS settings.
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Some options lead to pop-up dialog boxes that prompt you to verify that you wish to
execute that option. Other options lead to dialog boxes that prompt you for information.
BIOS Navigation Keys
The BIOS navigation keys are listed below:
KEY
ESC
FUNCTION
Exits the current menu
mnlk
Scrolls through the items on a menu
+/-Change Opt.
Enter
Select
F1
General Help
F2
Previous Value
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
1. For the purpose of better product maintenance, the manufacture
reserves the right to change the BIOS items presented in this manual. The
BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference only and may
differ from the actual BIOS. Please visit the manufacture’s website for
updated manual.
2. In this Gui BIOS, you can operate by mouse or keyboard. Click : select
item; Double click: enter; Right click: exit.
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Language
Select the language icon and press <Enter> or double click the left key of the mouse
to display the screen. Then you can choose the language: English, Traditional
Chinese, Simple Chinese, Russian, Korean, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese,
Japanese.
Default
Select the default icon and press <Enter> or double click the left key of the mouse
to display the screen. Then you can load optimized defaults or not.
Boot
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Select the boot icon and press <Enter> or double click the left key of the mouse to
display the screen. Then you can choose the boot device.
Advanced
Select the advanced icon and press <Enter> or double click the left key of the mouse
to display the screen.
Main Menu
This menu shows the information of BIOS and enables you to set the system
language, date and time.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
System Date
System Time
Boot
Exit
Choose the system default
language
BIOS Information
System Language
Security
English
Tue 07/01/2014
00:27:45
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
System Language (English)
This item is used to set system language.
System Date & Time
The Date and Time items show the current date and time on the computer. If you are
running a Windows OS, these items are automatically updated whenever you make
changes to the Windows Date and Time Properties utility.
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Advanced Menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system.
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
LAN Configuration
PC Health Status
Power Management Setup
ACPI Settings
CPU Configuration
SATA Configuration
USB Configuration
Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology
Intel ME BIOS Extension Configuration
Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V - 88:88:88:88:87:88
Boot
Exit
LAN Configuration
Parameters
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
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LAN Configuration
The item in the menu shows the LAN-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
LAN Configuration
Onboard LAN Controller
Enabled
Boot
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lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
F9: Capture Screen
ESC/Right Click: Exit
Onboard LAN Controller (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable Onboard LAN controller.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Menu page.
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PC Health Status
On motherboards support hardware monitoring, this item lets you monitor the
parameters for critical voltages, temperatures and fan speeds.
Main
Advanced
PC Health Status
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Boot
Exit
CPU Temperature (DTS)
System Temperature
CPU Fan Speed
System Fan Speed
Core Voltage
DIMM Voltage
+12V
+5V
+3.3V
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
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1614 RPM
0 RPM
1.044V
1.536V
12.096V
5.124V
3.288V
TCC Activation Temperature (DTS)
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
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Smart Fan Function
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Smart Fan Select
CPU
Smart Fan Mode
Smart Fan start PWM value
Smart Fan start PWM TEMP (DTS)
DeltaT
Smart Fan Slope PWM value
Fan Full Speed Offset (DTS)
Security
Boot
Exit
SmartFan Select
Normal
180
70
3
10
77
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
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Smart Fan Select (CPU )
This item allows you to change and configure Smart Fans on M/B. ex. CPU Fan, System
Fan.
Smart Fan Mode (Normal)
This item allows you to select the fan mode (Normal, Quiet, Silent, or Manual) for a
better operation environment. If you choose Normal mode, the fan speed will be
auto adjusted depending on the CPU temperature. If you choose Quite mode, the
fan speed will be auto minimized for quiet environment. If you choose Silent mode,
the fan speed will be auto restricted to make system more quietly. If you choose
Manual mode, the fan speed will be adjust depending on users’ parameters.
Smart Fan start PWM value (180)
This item is used to set the start PWM value of the smart fan.
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Smart Fan start PWM TEMP (DTS) (70)
This item is used to set the start temperature of the smart fan.
DeltaT (3)
This item specifies the range that controls CPU temperature and keeps it from going
so high or so low when smart fan works.
Smart Fan Slope PWM value (10)
This item is used to set the Slope Select PWM of the smart fan.
Fan Full Speed Offset (DTS) (77)
This item is used to set the fan full speed offset value.
Press <Esc> to return to the PC Health Status page.
System Component Characteristics
These items display the monitoring of the overall inboard hardware health events,
such as CPU & DIMM voltage, CPU & System fan speed...etc.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
CPU Temperature (DTS)
System Temperature
CPU Fan Speed
System Fan Speed
Core Voltage
DIMM Voltage
+12V
+5V
+3.3V
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Menu page.
TCC Activation Temperature (DTS) (100)
This item is used to set the value from the factory TCC activation temperature.
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Power Management Setup
This page sets up some parameters for system power management operation.
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Power Management Setup
Resume By PME
Wake on LAN
Resume By USB
Resume By RTC Alarm
EUP Function
Power LED Type
Boot
Exit
About Resume by PCI/ PCI-E/
LAN/ EXT.USB3.0 PME
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
Dual Color LED
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
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Resume By PME (Disabled)
The system can be turned off with a software command. If you enable this item, the
system can automatically resume if there is an incoming call on the PCI/PCI-E
Modem or PCI/PCI-E LAN card. You must use an ATX power supply in order to use this
feature. Use this item to do wake-up action if inserting the PCI/PCI-E card.
Wake on LAN (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable integrated LAN to wake the system. (The Wake on
LAN cannot be disabled if ME is on at Sx state.) If disabled, resume by USB (S3) will not
be available.
Resume By USB (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the USB device wakeup function from S3
mode.
Resume By RTC Alarm (Disabled)
The system can be turned off with a software command. If you enable this item, the
system can automatically resume at a fixed time based on the system’s RTC
(realtimeclock). Use the items below this one to set the date and time of the
wake-up alarm. You must use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature.
EUP Function (Enabled)
This item allows user to enable or disable EUP support.
Power LED Type (Dual Color LED)
This item shows the type of the Power LED.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Menu page.
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ACPI Settings
The item in the menu shows the highest ACPI sleep state when the system enters
suspend.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
ACPI Settings
ACPI Sleep State
S3 (Suspend to RAM)
Boot
Exit
Select the highest ACPI sleep
state the system will enter
when the SUSPEND button is
pressed.
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lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
ACPI Sleep State [S3(Suspend to RAM)]
This item allows user to enter the ACPI S3 (Suspend to RAM) Sleep State (default).
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Menu page.
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CPU Configuration
The item in the menu shows the CPU.
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Boot
Exit
Number of cores to enable
in each processor package.
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU G3258 @ 3.20GHz
EM64T
Supported
Processor Speed
3200 MHz
Processor Stepping
306c3
Microcode Revision
19
Processor Cores
2
Intel HT Technology
Not Supported
Intel VT-x Technology
Supported
Active Processor Cores
Limit CPUID Maximum
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Virtualization Technology
LakeTiny Feature
CPU C3 Report
CPU C6 Report
Package C State limit
Enhanced Halt (C1E)
All
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
AUTO
Enabled
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
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CPU Configuration
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU G3258 @ 3.20GHz
This is display-only field and displays the information of the CPU installed in your
computer.
EM64T (Supported)
This item shows the computer supports EM64T.
Processor Speed (3200MHz)
This item shows the current processor speed.
Processor Stepping (306c3)
This item shows the processor stepping version.
Microcode Revision (19)
This item shows the Microcode version.
Processor Cores (2)
This item shows the core number of the processor.
Intel HT Technology (Not Supported)
This item shows the computer not supports Intel HT Technology.
Intel VT-x Technology (Supported)
This item shows the computer supports Intel VT-x Technology.
Active Processor Cores (All)
Use this item to control the number of active processor cores.
Limit CPUID Maximum (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the maximum CPUID value limit, you can enables
this item to prevent the system from “rebooting” when trying to install Windows NT
4.0.
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Execute Disable Bit (Enabled)
This item allows the processor to classify areas in memory by where application
code can execute and where it cannot. When a malicious worm attempts to insert
code in the buffer, the processor disables code execution, preventing damage or
worm propagation. Replacing older computers with Execute Disable Bit enabled
systems can halt worm attacks, reducing the need for virus related repair.
Intel Virtualization Technology (Enabled)
When disabled, a VMM cannot utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided
by Vandor Pool Technology.
LakeTiny Feature (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the LakeTiny for C state configuration.
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CPU C3 Report (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable CPU C3 (ACPI C2) report to OS.
CPU C6 Report (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable CPU C6 (ACPI C3) report to OS.
Package C State limit (AUTO)
Use this item to set the package C state limit.
Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Enabled)
Use this item to enable the CPU energy-saving function when the system is not
running.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Menu page.
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SATA Configuration
Use this item to show the mode of serial SATA configuration options.
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Boot
Exit
Determines how SATA
controller(s) operate.
SATA Mode
AHCI Mode
SATA Port1
Not Present
Spin Up Device
External SATA
Disabled
Disabled
SATA Port2
Not Present
Spin Up Device
External SATA
Disabled
Disabled
SATA Port3
Not Present
Spin Up Device
External SATA
Disabled
Disabled
SATA Port4
Not Present
Spin Up Device
External SATA
Disabled
Disabled
SATA Port5
Not Present
Spin Up Device
Extermal SATA
Disabled
Disabled
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Main
SATA Configuration
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
SATA Mode (AHCI Mode)
Use this item to select SATA mode.
SATA Port 1~5 (Not Present)
This motherboard supports five SATA channels and each channel allows one SATA
device to be installed. Use these items to configure each device on the SATA channel.
Spin Up Device (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the spin up device.
External SATA (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the external SATA.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Menu page.
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USB Configuration
Use this item to show the information of USB configuration.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Boot
All USB Devices
Enabled
Legacy USB Support
Enabled
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lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
All USB Devices (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable all USB devices.
Legacy USB Support (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Menu page.
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Exit
USB Support Parameters
USB Configuration
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Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology
Use this item to show the information of Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology.
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Disabled
Boot
Exit
Enable or disable Intel(R)
Rapid Start Technology.
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
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Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology
Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Menu page.
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Intel ME BIOS Extension Configuration
TCC Activation Temperature (DTS)
100
Use this item to show the information of Intel ME BIOS Extension Configuration.
Main
Advanced
Intel AMT
BIOS Hotkey Pressed
MEBx Selection Screen
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Boot
Exit
Enable/Disable Intel (R) Active Management Technology
BIOS Extension.
Note: iMAT H/W is always
enabled. This option just controls the BIOS extension.
If enabled, this requires additional fireware in the SPI
device
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lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
Intel AMT (Disabled)
Use this item to control the BIOS extension execution. If enabled, this requires additional firmware in the SPI device.
BIOS Hotkey Pressed (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the BIOS Hotkey Pressed.
MEBx Selection Screen (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the MEBx Selection Screen.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Menu page.
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Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V - 88:88:88:88:87:88
Use this item to show the information of Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I218-V 88:88:88:88:87:88.
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
NIC Configuration
Blink LEDs
Boot
Exit
Configuration Boot Protocol,
Wake on LAN, Link Speed, and
VLAN.
0
PORT CONFIGURATION INFORMATION
UEFI Driver :
Intel(R) 1GbE DEV 6.0.03
Adapter PBA :
FFFFFF-OFF
Chip Type
Intel PCH LPT
PCI Device ID
1559
PCI Address
00:19:00
Link Status
Disconnected
MAC Address
88:88:88:88:87:88
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
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Main
PORT CONFIGURATION MENU
NIC Configuration
TCC Activation Temperature (DTS)
100
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Main
Advanced
Chipset
Link Speed
Wake On LAN
M.I.B. X
Security
Auto Negotiated
Enabled
Boot
Exit
Specifies the port speed
used for the selected boot
protocol.
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
Link Speed (Auto Negotiated)
This item allows you to enable or disable serial port.
Wake On LAN (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable Wake on LAN function.
Press <Esc> to return to the Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I218-V page.
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Chipset Menu
The chipset menu items allow you to change the settings for the North Bridge
chipset, South Bridge chipset and other system.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
System Agent Configuration
PCH Configuration
ME Configuration
Boot
Exit
System Agent (SA)
Parameters.
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lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
System Agent Configuration
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
System Agent Configuration
Initiate Graphic Adapter
IGD Memory
DVMT Memory
IGD Multi-Monitor
Auto
64M
256M
Disabled
CPU SA Audio Device
Enabled
Security
Boot
Exit
Select which of IGFX/PEG/PCI
Graphics device should be
Primary Display or select SG
for Switchable Gfx.
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
Initiate Graphic Adapter (Auto)
This item allows you to select graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.
IGD Memory (64M)
This item shows the information of the IGD (Internal Graphics Device) memory.
DVMT Memory (256M)
When set to Fixed Mode, the graphics driver will reserve a fixed position of the
system memory as graphics memory, according to system and graphics
requirements.
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IGD Multi-Monitor (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the IGD Multi-Monitor.
CPU SA Audio Device (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the CPU SA Audio device.
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Multi-Monitor technology
Multi-Monitor technology can help you to increase the area available for programs
running on a single computer system through using multiple display devices.
It is not only to increase larger screen viewing but also to improving personal
productivity.
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PCI-Express Graphics
Please note that Multi-Monitor technology supports up to four monitors:
one or two Intel integrated Graphics and one or two PCI-Express graphics
devices under Windows 7/8/8.1.
Step 1. Insert ECS drives DVD to run Auto setup or browse the DVD to install Intel
chipset drivers, VGA and sound drivers.(If you want know the detail information,
please refer to chapter 4.)
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Step 2. Install all the drivers of PCI-Express graphic cards. Click the Browse CD item,
then appears the following screen. Select the driver you want to install(e.g NVIDIA
GeForce 8400 GS(Microsoft Corporation-WDDM v1.1)) and double click it.
Step 3. Enable IGD Multi-Monitor from BIOS. In the following BIOS screen, please set
IGD Multi-Monitor to [Enabled].
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
System Agent Configuration
Initiate Graphic Adapter
IGD Memory
DVMT Memory
IGD Multi-Monitor
Auto
64M
256M
Disabled
CPU SA Audio Device
Enabled
Security
Boot
Exit
Select which of IGFX/PEG/PCI
Graphics device should be
Primary Display or select SG
for Switchable Gfx.
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
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Step 4. Change the appearance of your displays under Windows 7/8/8.1.
1. Enter the Control Panel menu, select the Display in the All Control Panel Items
and click the Screen Resolution, then appears the following screen.
Show the path of the setting location
Display devices
Control Panel
All Control Panel Items
Display
Search Control Panel
Screen Resolution
Change the appearance of your displays
2
3
1
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Display:
1. DELL U2410
Resolution:
1920 x 1200 (recommended)
Orientation:
Landscape
Multiple displays:
Extend desktop to this display
Detect
4
This is currently your main display.
Identify
Advance settings
Make text and other items larger or smaller
What display settings should I choose?
OK
Cancel
Apply
The type of the display
Set the multiple displays
2.Select display devices, set the multiple displays option and to extend desktop for
display “Multi-Monitor technology”.
Control Panel
All Control Panel Items
Display
Search Control Panel
Screen Resolution
Change the appearance of your displays
2
1
3
Display:
3. DELL U2410
Resolution:
1920 x 1200 (recommended)
Orientation:
Landscape
Detect
4
Multiple displays:
!
Disconnect this display
Extend desktop to this display
You must select Apply
beforethis
making
additional changes.
Disconnect
display
Make this my main display
Identify
Advance settings
Make text and other items larger or smaller
What display settings should I choose?
OK
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Control Panel
All Control Panel Items
Display
Search Control Panel
Screen Resolution
Change the appearance of your displays
Display:
4. AL1717
Resolution:
1920 x 1200 (recommended)
Orientation:
Landscape
Multiple displays:
Disconnect this display
!
Detect
4
You must select Apply before making additional changes.
Make this my main display
Identify
Advance settings
Make text and other items larger or smaller
What display settings should I choose?
OK
Control Panel
All Control Panel Items
Display
Cancel
Apply
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3
2
1
Search Control Panel
Screen Resolution
Change the appearance of your displays
2
3
1
Display:
4. AL1717
Resolution:
1920 x 1200 (recommended)
Orientation:
Landscape
Multiple displays:
Extend desktop to this display
!
Detect
4
3
You must select Apply before making additional changes.
Make this my main display
Identify
Advance settings
Make text and other items larger or smaller
What display settings should I choose?
OK
Cancel
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PCH Configuration
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
PCH Configuration
Restore AC Power Loss
Power Off
Audio Configuration
Azalia HD Audio
Enabled
Case Open Warning
Chassis Opened
Disabled
No
Boot
Exit
Select AC Power state when
Power is re-applied after
a power failure.
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lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
Restore AC Power Loss (Power Off)
This item enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its operating
status.
Azalia HD Audio (Enabled)
This item enables or disables Azalia HD audio.
Case Open Warning (Disabled)
This item enables or disables the warning if the case is opened up, and the item
below indicates the current status of the case.
Chassis Opened (No)
This item indicates whether the case has been opened.
Press <Esc> to return to the Chipset Menu page.
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ME Configuration
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
ME Control
ME FW Version
Boot
Exit
Enable/Disable ME Firmware
Enabled
9.1.2.1010
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
Chapter 3
Main
Management Engine Technology Configuration
ME Control (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the ME Firmware.
ME FW Version (9.1.2.1010)
This item shows the ME FW version.
Press <Esc> to return to the Chipset Menu page.
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M.I.B. X (MB Intelligent BIOS X) Menu
This page enables you to set the clock speed and system bus for your system. The
clock speed and system bus are determined by the kind of processor you have
installed in your system.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Exit
CPU OverClocking
Configuration
M.I.B. X (MB Intelligent BIOS X)
CPU OverClocking Configuration
Memory Configuration
North Bridge Configuration
Over Voltage Configuration
Profile Configuration
Chapter 3
Spread Spectrum
Boot
Auto
Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3258 @ 3.20GHz
Processor Speed
3200 MHz
Memory Frequency
1333 MHz
Total Memory
4096 MB(DDR3 )
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
CPU OverClocking Configuration
Scroll to this item to view the following screen:
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
CPU Ratio
28
Package Current Lock
Disabled
IA Core Current
Maximum
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Enabled
Turbo Mode
Enabled
Runtime Turbo Enabled
Disabled
Internal PLL Overvoltage
Disabled
Boot Performance mode
Max Non-Turbo Perfor...
Package TDP Lock Enabled
Disabled
Long Duration Power Limit Override
Maximum
Power Limit 1 Time (Second)
8
Power Limit 2 Switch
Enabled
Short Duration Power Limit Override
Maximum
1 Core Ratio Limit
32
2 Core Ratio Limit
32
Disable OverClocking Lock
Enabled
ICC clock setting
Host Clock Override(1/100 MHz)
PEG/ DMI Ratio
LCPLL or SBPLL select
100.00
1.0
LCPLL
Boot
Non Turbo Ratio Override
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
CPU Ratio (28)
This item allows you to control non turbo CPU ratio.
Package Current Lock (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the package current lock.
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IA Core Current (Maximum)
This item allows you to set IA Core Current Max.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (Enabled)
This item allows users to enable or disable the EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep
Technology).
Turbo Mode (Enabled)
This item allows you to control the Intel Turbo Boost Technology.
Runtime Turbo Enabled (Disabled)
This item allows users to control non turbo CPU ratio.
This item allows you to control the Internal PLL Overvoltage.
Boot Performance mode (Max Non-Turbo Perfor...)
Use this item to select the performance state that the BIOS will set before OS handoff.
Package TDP Lock Enabled (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the Package TDP Lock.
Long Duration Power Limit Override (Maximum)
Chapter 3
Internal PLL Overvoltage (Disabled)
Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology will use this power limit during the long duration
power limit time window.
Power Limit 1 Time (Second) (8)
This item allows you to set the power limit 1 time.
Power Limit 2 Switch (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the power limit 2 switch.
Short Duration Power Limit Override (Maximum)
Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology will use this power limit for a very short duration.
After that, the long duration power limit honored.
1 /2 Core Ratio Limit (32)
These items show the Core Ratio Limit Value.
Disable OverClocking Lock (Enabled)
This item allows you to control the OverClocking lock.
Host Clock Override(1/100 MHz) (100.00)
This item shows the information of the host clock override.
PEG/DMI Ratio (1.00)
This item shows the information of the PEG/DMI Ratio.
LCPLL or SBPLL select (LCPLL)
This item allows you to select the ICC clocking mode.
Press <Esc> to return to the M.I.B. X Menu page.
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Memory Configuration
Scroll to this item to view the following screen:
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Memory Information
Memory RC Version
Memory Frequency
Total Memory
Chapter 3
Memory Profiles
Memory Frequency
Timing
Default
tCL
9
tRCD
9
tRP
9
tRAS
24
NMode
1
tWR
10
tRFC
107
tWTR
5
tRRD
4
tRTP
5
tCWL
7
tREFI
5200
tFAW
20
tRC
33
tWRPRE
tCPDED
tPRPDEN
OdtReadDelay
tCKE
tCCD
tWPRE
tRPRE
tRDRD
1.8.0.0
1333 Mhz
4096 MB (DDR3)
Security
Boot
Automatic
1333
Current
9
9
9
24
1
10
107
5
4
5
7
5200
20
33
Target
9
9
9
24
Auto
10
107
5
4
5
7
5200
20
33
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
Memory RC Version (1.8.0.0)
This item shows the information of the memory RC version.
Memory Frequency (1333 MHz)
This item shows the information of the memory frequency.
Total Memory (4096 MB (DDR3))
This item shows the information of the total memory.
Press <Esc> to return to the M.I.B. X Menu page.
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Exit
The selection of Memory
Profiles which impacts
memory sizing behavior.
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Chipset
M.I.B. X
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enh Interleave Support
RI Support
DLL Weak Lock Support
Mc Lock
CMD Tri-State
Memory Scrambler
MRC Fast Boot
Memory Remap
Memory Thermal Management
DDR PowerDown and idle counter
Refresh 2x Support
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
BIOS
Disabled
Boot
Security
Exit
Enable or disable 2xRef when
warm and Hot 2-iNC enables
2xRef when Hot.
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
F9: Capture Screen
ESC/Right Click: Exit
Chapter 3
Main
tRDRD_dd
tRDPDEN
CMD_3st
tWRRD
tWRRD_dr
tWRRD_dd
tWRWR
tWRWR_dr
tWRWR_dd
tWRPDEN
Dec_WRD
Scomp
TcoComp
RcompDrvUp
RcomDrvDown
LsComp
Memory Profiles (Automatic)
This item enables you to set the memory profiles. The selection of memory profiles
impacts memory sizing behavior.
Memory Frequency (1333)
This item shows the memory frequency.
Enh Interleave Support (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the Enh Interleave support.
RI Support (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the Rank Interleave support. NOTE: RI and
HORI can not be enabled at the same time.
DLL Weak Lock Support (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the DLL weak lock support.
Mc Lock (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable capacity to lock MC registers or not.
CMD Tri-State (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the CMD Tri-State (ending of the training).
Memory Scrambler (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the memory scrambler.
MRC Fast Boot (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the MRC fast boot.
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Memory Remap (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the memory remap above 4G.
Memory Thermal Management (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the memory thermal management.
DDR PowerDown and idle counter (BIOS)
This item allows you to BIOS or PCODE the DDR Power Down and idle counter. BIOS:
BIOS is in control of DDR CKE mode and idle timer value. PCODE: pcode will manage
the modes.
Refresh 2x Support (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable 2xRef when warm and Hot 2-iMC enables
2xRef when Hot.
Chapter 3
North Bridge Configuration
Scroll to this item to view the following screen:
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Graphics Core Ratio Limit
Boot
Exit
Graphics Core Ratio Limit
Intel Graphics Configuration
22
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
Graphics Core Ratio Limit (22)
This item allows you to control the internal GFX core ratio.
Press <Esc> to return to the M.I.B. X Menu page.
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Over Voltage Configuration
Scroll to this item to view the following screen:
Advanced
PCH Core Voltage
DIMM Voltage
Processor Input Voltage
Vdroop
Chipset
1.068 V
1.536 V
M.I.B. X
Security
Boot
Exit
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enabled
CPU Adaptive Voltage Target(mV)
CPU Voltage Mode
CPU Voltage Offset(mV)
Offset Preflx
0
Adaptive
0
+
RING Ratio
RING Adaptive Voltage Target(mV)
RING Voltage Mode
RING Voltage Offset(mV)
Offset Prefix
32
0
Adaptive
0
+
SVID Control Enable
SVID Override Voltage Target(mV)
Enabled
0
FIVR Faults Enable
FIVR Efficiency Enable
Enabled
Enabled
GT Adaptive Voltage Target(mV)
GT Voltage Mode
GT Voltage Offset (mV)
Offset Prefix
0
Adaptive
0
+
UNCORE Voltage Offset (mV)
Offset Prefix
0
+
IOA Voltage Offset (mV)
Offset Prefix
0
+
IOD Voltage Offset (mV)
Offset Prefix
0
+
Chapter 3
Main
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
PCH Core Voltage 1.068 V (Auto)
This item allows you to adjust the PCH voltage.
DIMM Voltage 1.536 V (Auto)
This item allows you to adjust the DIMM voltage.
Processor Input Voltage (Auto)
This item allows you to adjust the processor input voltage.
Vdroop (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the Vdroop.
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CPU/RING/GT Adaptive Voltage Target(mV) (0)
This item allows you to adjust the CPU/RING/Cache/GT Adaptive voltage target from
0 to 2000mV.
CPU/RING/GT Voltage Mode (Adaptive)
This item allows you to set the CPU/RING/Cache/GT voltage mode.
CPU/RING/GT/UNCORE/IOA/IOD Voltage Offset(mV) (0)
This item allows you to adjust the CPU/RING/Cache/GT/UNCORE/IOA/IOD voltage
offset from -1000 to 998mV.
Offset Prefix (+)
This item allows you to select the offset value as positive (+) or negative (-).
Chapter 3
SVID Control Enable (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the SVID control. If this function be disabled, it will not be changed until CPU powers down.
SVID Override Voltage Target(mV) (0)
This item allows you to adjust the SVID override voltage target, up to 2500mV.
FIVR Faults Enable (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the FIVR faults. If this function is disabled,
it will not be changed until CPU powers down.
FIVR Efficiency Enable (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the FIVR efficiency. If this function is disabled, it will not be changed until CPU powers down.
RING Ratio (32)
This item allows you to set the RING Ratio.
Press <Esc> to return to the M.I.B. X Menu page.
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Profile Configuration
Scroll to this item to view the following screen:
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Boot
Exit
Select Profile to configure
Profile Configuration
Restore last setting
Disabled
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
Chapter 3
Select Profiel
Restore last setting (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable to restore the last setting.
Press <Esc> to return to the M.I.B. X Menu page.
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Spread Spectrum (Auto)
If you enable spread spectrum, it can significantly reduce the EMI (Electro-Magnetic
Interference) generated by the system.
Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3258 @ 3.20GHz
This is display-only field and displays the information of the CPU installed in your
computer.
Processor Speed (3200 MHz)
This item shows the CPU speed.
Memory Frequency (1333 MHz)
This item shows the memory frequency.
Total Memory (4096 MB (DDR3))
This item shows the total memory.
F1: General Help
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Security Menu
This page enables you to set setup administrator password and user password.
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Administrator Password
Administrator Password Status
User Password Status
Not Install
Not Install
System Mode state
Secure Boot state
Setup
Not Active
Secure Boot
Boot
Exit
Set Administrator Password
Disabled
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
Administrator Password Status (Not Install)
This item shows administrator password installed or not.
Chapter 3
Main
User Password Status (Not Install)
This item shows user password installed or not.
System Mode state (Setup)
This item shows system mode setup or not.
Secure Boot state (Not Active)
This item allows you to enable or disable the secure boot state.
Secure Boot (Disabled)
This item is used to control the secure boot flow, it is possible only if system runs in
User Mode.
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Boot Menu
This page enables you to set the keyboard NumLock state.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Boot Configuration
Operation System select
Launch PXE OpROM
Launch Strorage OpROM
Windows 7 or other OS
Disabled
Enabled
Chapter 3
Fast Boot
Disabled
Bootup NumLock State
Quiet Boot
Update System BIOS
Boot Mode Select
On
Enabled
Disabled
LEGACY
FIXED BOOT ORDER Priorities
Boot Option #1
Boot Option #2
Boot Option #3
Boot Option #4
Boot Option #5
Boot Option #6
Boot Option #7
Hard Disk
CD/DVD
USB/Floppy
USB CD/DVD
USB Hard Disk
USB Key
Network
Boot
Exit
Windows 7 or other OS:
Boot policy for Legacy OS.
Windows 8: Boot policy for
UEFI OS without
Compatibility Support
Module(CSM).
Manual: User customized
CSM parameters & boot
policy.
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
Operation System Select (Windows 7 or other OS)
This item is used to select the operation system.
Launch PXE OpROM (Disabled)
The item enables or disables launch PXE Option ROM.
Launch Storage OpROM (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the Storage OpROM.
Fast Boot (Disabled)
This item enables or disables boot with initialization of a minimal set of device
required to launch active boot option. Has no effect for BBS boot options.
Bootup NumLock State (On)
This item enables you to select NumLock state.
Quiet Boot (Enabled)
This item enables or disables quiet boot.
Update System BIOS (Disabled)
This item enables or disables to update system BIOS.
Boot Mode Select (LEGACY)
Use this item to select boot mode.
Boot Option #1 /2 /3 /4 /5 /6 /7
These items show the boot priorities.
USB/Floppy Drive Priorities
This item enables you to specify the sequence of loading the operating system. Press
<Enter> to see the submenu.
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Exit Menu
This page enables you to exit system setup after saving or without saving the
changes.
Main
Advanced
Back to EZ Mode
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Boot
Exit
Go back to EZ Mode
Save Options
Save Changes
Discard Changes
Restore Defaults
Boot Override
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
Chapter 3
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
Back to EZ Mode
This item enables you to back to EZ mode.
Save Changes and Exit
This item enables you to exitt the system setup after saving the changes.
Discard Changes and Exit
This item enables you to exit system setup without saving any changes.
Save Changes and Reset
This item enables you to reset system setup after saving the changes.
Discard Changes and Reset
This item enables you to reset system setup without saving any changes.
Save Options
This item enables you to save the options that you have made.
Save Changes
This item enables you to save the changes that you have made.
Discard Changes
This item enables you to discard any changes that you have made.
Restore Defaults
This item enables you to restore defaults to all the setup options.
Boot Override
Use this item to select the boot device.
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Updating the BIOS
You can download and install updated BIOS for this motherboard from the
manufacturer’s Website. New BIOS provides support for new peripherals,
improvements in performance, or fixes for known bugs. Install new BIOS as follows:
Chapter 3
1
If your motherboard has a BIOS protection jumper, change the setting to
allow BIOS flashing.
2
If your motherboard has an item called Firmware Write Protect in
Advanced BIOS features, disable it. (Firmware Write Protect prevents BIOS
from being overwritten.)
3
Prepare a bootable device or create a bootable system disk. (Refer to
Windows online help for information on creating a bootable system disk.)
4
Download the Flash Utility and new BIOS file from the manufacturer’s
Web site. Copy these files to the bootable device.
5
Turn off your computer and insert the bootable device in your computer.
(You might need to run the Setup Utility and change the boot priority items
on the Advanced BIOS Features Setup page, to force your computer to
boot from the bootable device first.)
6
At the C:\ or A:\ prompt, type the Flash Utility program name and the file
name of the new BIOS and then press <Enter>. Example: AFUDOS.EXE
040706.ROM
7
When the installation is complete, remove the bootable device from the
computer and restart your computer. If your motherboard has a Flash
BIOS jumper, reset the jumper to protect the newly installed BIOS from
being overwritten. The computer will restart automatically.
This concludes Chapter 3. Refer to the next chapter for information on the software
supplied with the motherboard.
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Chapter 4
Using the Motherboard Software
Auto-installing under Windows 7/8/8.1
The auto-install DVD-ROM makes it easy for you to install the drivers and software.
The support software DVD-ROM disc loads automatically under Windows 7/8/8.1.
When you insert the DVD-ROM disc in the DVD-ROM drive, the auto-run feature will
automatically bring up the installation screen. The screen has four buttons on it:
Setup, Utilities, Browse CD and Exit.
Click “Exit” button to
close the Auto-Setup
window.
Browse CD:
Open Windows Explorer
and show the contents
of the support disk.
Click the “Setup”
button to select and
run the software
installation program.
Chapter 4
Information:
Displays the path for all
software and drivers
available on the disk.
Click the “ Utilities”
button to select and
install ECS Intelligent
Utility.
Running Setup
Follow these instructions to install device drivers and software for the
motherboard:
1.
Click Setup. The installation program begins:
The following screens are examples only. The screens and driver lists will be
different according to the motherboard you are installing.
The motherboard identification is located in the upper left-hand corner.
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Click Next. The following screen appears:
3.
Check the box next to the items you want to install. The default options are recommended.
4.
Click Next to run the Installation Wizard. An item installation screen appears:
5.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install the items.
Chapter 4
2.
Drivers and software are automatically installed in sequence. Follow the
onscreen instructions, confirm commands and allow the computer to
restart a few times to complete the installation.
Windows 8 will show the following screen after system restart, you
must select “Desktop” in the bottom left to install the next driver.
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Windows 7/8/8.1 will appear below UAC (User Account Control) message
after the system restart. You must select “Yes” to install the next driver.
Continue this process to complete the drivers installation.
If the auto-install DVD-ROM does not work on your system, you can still install
drivers through the file manager for your OS (for example, Windows Explorer). Look
for the chipset and motherboard model, and then browse to the directory and path
to begin installing the drivers. Most drivers have a setup program (SETUP.EXE) that
automatically detects your operating system before installation. Other drivers have
the setup program located in the operating system subfolder.
If the driver you want to install does not have a setup program, browse to the operating system subfolder and locate the readme text file (README.TXT or README.DOC)
for information on installing the driver or software for your operating system.
Chapter 4
Manual Installation
These software(s) are subject to change at anytime without prior notice. Please
refer to the support disk for available software.
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eSF
eSF(Smart Fan) utility provides easy and safe way to adjust fan speed in accordance
with your PC’s system loading and temperature.
It has five modes to adjust fan speed in a safe range without entering the BIOS to
optimize your system cooling environment.
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 is required.
eDLU
Chapter 4
ECS eDLU utility makes updating drivers fast and easy. eDLU saves time and hassle
by listing all the latest drivers online. Just select the one you prefer and start to
download and install the drivers.
eBLU
ECS eBLU utility makes BIOS update faster and easier. eBLU will list the latest BIOS
with a default check-mark. Click”install” button to install.
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 is required.
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Chapter 5
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology RAID Configuration
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology allows you to configure RAID 0, and 1 sets on the
external Serial ATA hard disk drives.
Before creating a RAID set
Prepare the following items:
1.
2.
3.
4.
One SATA HDD.
A write-enabled floppy disk.
Microsoft ® Windows® OS installation disk (Windows 7/8/8.1).
Motherboard support CD with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology RAID driver.
Complete the following steps before you create a RAID set:
1.
Install the external Serial ATA hard disk drive (HDD) on your system.
2.
Set the SATA Mode item in the BIOS from “IDE Mode” to “RAID Mode”
See section “SATA Configuration” for details.
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Boot
Exit
Determines how SATA
controller(s) operate.
SATA Mode
RAID Mode
SATA Port1
Not Present
Spin Up Device
External SATA
Disabled
Disabled
SATA Port2
Not Present
Spin Up Device
External SATA
Disabled
Disabled
SATA Port3
Not Present
Spin Up Device
External SATA
Disabled
Disabled
SATA Port4
Not Present
Spin Up Device
External SATA
Disabled
Disabled
SATA Port5
Not Present
Spin Up Device
External SATA
Disabled
Disabled
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC/Right Click: Exit
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Main
SATA Configuration
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3.
Enter the Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology option to set up your RAID
configuration.
4.
Create an Intel® Rapid Storage Technology RAID driver disk for Windows®
OS installation. See section “Creating a RAID driver disk” for details.
5.
Install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology RAID driver after the Windows®
OS had been installed.
Entering Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology RAID BIOS
utility
1.
During POST, press <Ctrl-I> to enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
RAID BIOS menu.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM 11.0.0.1204
Copyright(C) 2003-07 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Disks:
Port Drive Model
Serial #
Size
Type/Status(Vol ID)
4 Maxtor 7H500F0
H81D3FLH
465.8GB Non-RAID Disk
5 ST3500320AS
5QM0KLEY
465.8GB Non-RAID Disk
Press <CTRL-I> to enter Configuration Utility...
Chapter 5
2.
The main Intel® Rapid Storage Technology RAID BIOS menu appears.
3.
Use the arrow keys to move the color bar and navigate through the items.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology-Option ROM - 11.0.0.1204
Copyright(C) 2003-11 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ Main Menu ]
1. Create RAID Volume
4. Recovery Volume Options
2. Delete RAID Volume
5. Acceleration Options
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
6. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Devices:
ID Device Model Serial #
Size Type/Status (Vol ID)
2 WDC WD2001FASS-0 WD-WMAUR0083571 1.8TB Non-RAID Disk
3 SAMSUNG HD203WI S1UYJ1BZ203313
1.8TB Non-RAID Disk
[ ]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
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Creating a RAID set
1.
In the main Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology RAID BIOS menu, highlight
Create RAID Volume using the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>.
[ Main Menu ]
1. Create RAID Volume
4. Recovery Volume Options
2. Delete RAID Volume
5. Acceleration Options
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
6. Exit
2.
When the RAID Level item is highlighted, use the up/down arrow key to
select the RAID set that you want to create.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name: Volume0
RAID Level: RAID0(Stripe)
Disks: Select Disks
Strip Size: 128KB
Capacity: 931.5 GB
Create Volume
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name: Volume0
RAID Level: RAID1(Mirror)
Disks: Select Disks
Strip Size: N/A
Capacity: 465.8 GB
When more than two HDDs are installed in your computer, the Disks item
will be selectable. Then users can select the HDD that you want to belong
to the RAID set. Please be noticed that selecting a wrong disk will result in
losing the original data of the HDD.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name: Volume0
RAID Level: RAID0(Stripe)
Disks: Select Disks
Strip Size: 128KB
Capacity: 931.5 GB
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Create Volume
Create Volume
3.
Key in the RAID volume capacity. Use the up/down arrow to choose the
Capacity. The default value indicates the maximum capacity using the
selected disks. Entering a lower capacity allows you to create a second
volume on these disks.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name: Volume0
RAID Level: RAID0(Stripe)
Disks: Select Disks
Strip Size: 128KB
Capacity: 931.5 GB
Create Volume
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4.
When done, press <Enter> to confirm the creation of the RAID set. A
dialogue box appears to confirm the action. Press <Y> to confirm;
otherwise, press <N>.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM 11.0.0.1204
Copyright(C) 2003-07 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name: Volume0
RAID Level: RAID0(Stripe)
Disks: Select Disks
Strip Size: 128KB
Capacity: 931.5 GB
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
Press ENTER to create the specified volume.
[
]Change
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
Pressing <Y> deletes all the data in the HDDs.
5.
The following screen appears, displaying the relevant information about
the RAID set you created.
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
ID Name
Level
Strip
Size
0
Volume0 RAID0(Stripe) 128KB 931.5GB
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Physical Disks:
Port Drive Model
Serial #
4
Maxtor 7H500F0 H81D3FLH
5
ST3500320AS
5QM0KLEY
Size
465.8GB
465.8GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
Type/Status (Vol ID)
Member Disk(0)
Member Disk(0)
Users please be noted that RAID 0 (Stripe) is set to accelerate the data
access, and RAID 1 (Mirror) is set to provide the data backup. If you want
to set RAID 0, you need to set the 2nd Boot Device item in the BIOS to Intel
Volume0. See section “Advanced Setup” for details.
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
M.I.B. X
Security
Boot
Exit
Sets the system boot order
Hard Disk Drive Priorities
1st Boot
Intel volume0
lk : Select Screen
mn /Click: Select Item
Enter/Dbl Click : Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
F9: Capture Screen
ESC/Right Click: Exit
Deleting a RAID set
1.
In the main Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology RAID BIOS menu, highlight
Delete RAID Volume using the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>.
2.
Use the space bar to select the RAID set you want to delete.
3.
A dialogue box appears to confirm the action. Press <Y> to confirm;
otherwise, press <N>.
Press the <Del> key to delete the set.
Chapter 5
[ Main Menu ]
1. Create RAID Volume
4. Recovery Volume Options
2. Delete RAID Volume
5. Acceleration Options
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
6. Exit
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM 11.0.0.1204
Copyright(C) 2003-07 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Volume0
Level
RAID0(Stripe)
Drives
2
Capacity
931.5GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
Are you sure you want to delete “Volume0”? (Y/N):
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID.
WARNING: ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
[ ]Select
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
Pressing <Y> deletes all the data in the HDDs.
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Resetting disks to Non-RAID
An HDD that has been previously configured as part of another RAID set
in another platform is called a broken RAID HDD. When you install a broken
RAID HDD, you cannot select this disk when configuring a RAID set through
the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology option. If you still want to use this
broken RAID HDD as part of the RAID set configured through the Intel®
Rapid Storage Technology, you may do so by resetting the disk to NonRAID. You will, however, lose all data and previous RAID configurations.
To reset disks to Non-RAID:
1.
In the main Intel® Rapid Storage Technology RAID BIOS menu, highlight Reset
Disks to Non-RAID using the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>.
[ Main Menu ]
1. Create RAID Volume
4. Recovery Volume Options
2. Delete RAID Volume
5. Acceleration Options
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
6. Exit
Pressing <Y> deletes all the data in the HDDs.
2.
Use the space bar to select the HDD to reset to Non-RAID.
3.
A dialogue box appears to confirm the action. Press <Y> to confirm;
otherwise, press <N>.
Exiting Setup
Chapter 5
When you have finished, highlight Exit using the up/down arrow key then press
<Enter> to exit the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology RAID BIOS utility.
A dialogue box appears to confirm the action. Press <Y> to confirm; otherwise, press
<N> to return to the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology RAID BIOS menu.
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Chapter 6
Trouble Shooting
Start up problems during assembly
After assembling the PC for the first time you may experience some start up
problems. Before calling for technical support or returning for warranty, this
chapter may help to address some of the common questions using some basic
troubleshooting tips. You may also log onto our ECS website for more information:
http:// www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Support/Support_FAQ.aspx?MenulD=49&
childid=M 49&LanlD=0
a) System does not power up and the fans are not running.
1. Disassemble the PC to remove the VGA adaptor card, DDR memory, LAN, USB and
other peripherals including keyboard and mouse. Leave only the motherboard,
CPU with CPU cooler and power supply connected. Make sure the power cord is
plugged into the wall socket & the switch on the Power Supply Unit (PSU) is turned
“ on “ as well. Turn on again to see if the CPU and power supply fans are running.
2. Make sure to remove any unused screws or other metal objects such as
screwdrivers from the inside PC case. This is to prevent damage from short circuit.
3. Check the CPU FAN connector is connected to the motherboard.
4. For Intel platforms check the pins on the CPU socket for damage or bent. A bent
pin may cause failure to boot and sometimes permanent damage from short circuit.
5. Check the 12V power connector is connected to the motherboard.
b) Power is on, fans are running but there is no display
1. Make sure the monitor is turned on and the monitor cable is properly connected
to the PC.
2. Check the VGA adapter card (if applicable) is inserted properly.
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6. Check that the 12V power & ATX connectors are fully inserted into the
motherboard connectors. Make sure the latches of the cable and connector are
locked into place.
3. Listen for beep sounds. If you are using internal PC speaker make sure it is
connected.
a. continuous 3 short beeps: memory not detected
b. 1 long beep and 8 short beeps: VGA not detected
c) The PC suddenly shuts down while booting up.
1. The CPU may experience overheating so it will shutdown to protect itself. Apply
the thermal grease onto the CPU heatsink & ensure the CPU fan is well-connected
with the CPU heatsink. Check if the CPU fan is working properly while the system
is running.
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2. From the BIOS setting, try to disable the Smartfan function to let the fan run at
default speed. Doing a Load Optimised Default will also disable the Smartfan.
Start up problems after prolong use
After a prolong period of use your PC may experience start up problems again. This
may be caused by breakdown of devices connected to the motherboard such as
HDD, CPU fan, etc. The following tips may help to revive the PC or identify the cause
of failure.
1. Clear the CMOS values using the CLR_CMOS jumper. Refer to CLR_CMOS jumper
in Chapter 2 for Checking Jumper Settings in this user manual. When completed,
follow up with a Load Optimised Default in the BIOS setup.
2. Check the CPU cooler fan for dust. Long term accumulation of dust will reduce its
effectiveness to cool the processor. Clean the cooler or replace a new one if
necessary.
3. Check that the 12V power & ATX connectors are fully inserted into the
motherboard connectors. Make sure the latches of the cable and connector are
locked into place.
4. Remove the hard drive, optical drive or DDR memory to determine which of
these components may be at fault.
5. Check whether there is any bulked up electrolytic capacitor or abnormal
component.
Please log onto our ECS website: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Support/
Technical_Support_List.aspx?MenuID=50&LanID=0 for more information.
Maintenance and care tips
Chapter 6
Your computer, like any electrical appliance, requires proper care and
maintenance. Here are some basic PC care tips to help prolong the life of the
motherboard and keep it running as best as it can.
1. Keep your computer in a well ventilated area. Leave some space between the
PC and the wall for sufficient airflow.
2. Keep your computer in a cool dry place. Avoid dusty areas, direct sunlight and
areas of high moisture content.
3. Routinely clean the CPU cooler fan to remove dust and hair.
4. In places of hot and humid weather you should turn on your computer once
every other week to circulate the air and prevent damage from humidity.
5. Add more memory to your computer if possible. This not only speeds up the
system but also reduces the loading of your hard drive to prolong its life span.
6. If possible, ensure the power cord has an earth ground pin directly from the
wall outlet. This will reduce voltage fluctuation that may damage sensitive devices.
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If fail, contact RMA
CLR CMOS and restart.
Yes
Halt at POST screen
Yes
Check if monitor has
display
Yes
Check if Power Supply
Unit (PSU) is working
Power Bu on is pressed
but PC fails to start.
-
need to CLRCMOS.
HDD problem.
CMOS setup error,
-
Peripheral device issue
No
No
No
VGA not detected
- If 1 long beep and 8 short beeps:
inserted or memory failure
DIMM memory not properly
- If 3 short beeps:
Yes
Any Beep sound
No
Yes
Check if monitor
has display
Restart the PC
is connected
if CPU 12V power
CLR CMOS and check
Basic Troubleshooting Flowchart
Problem with PSU or board?
Yes
-> contact RMA
Board problem
If board problem -> contact RMA
a er modify BIOS se ng.
System fail to start or unstable
No
AC power cord is plugged
and PSU switch is turned on?
CLR CMOS and restart
and restart.
or connect to wall socket
Turn on PSU switch
No
Memo
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