NANO-9453 EPIC Motherboard
NANO-9453 Motherboard User Manual
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Revision
MODEL
NANO-9453 Socket 479 Intel Motherboard
Revision Number
Description
Date of Issue
1.0
Initial release
March 2007
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Copyright
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
The information in this document is subject to change without prior notice in order to
improve reliability, design and function and does not represent a commitment on the part
of the manufacturer.
In no event will the manufacturer be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or
consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the product or
documentation, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
This document contains proprietary information protected by copyright. All rights are
reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced by any mechanical, electronic, or
other means in any form without prior written permission of the manufacturer.
TRADEMARKS
IBM PC is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. INTEL
is a registered trademark of INTEL Corporation. Other product names mentioned herein
are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
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Packing List
NOTE:
If any of the components listed in the checklist below are missing,
please do not proceed with the installation. Contact the IEI reseller or
vendor you purchased the NANO-9453 from or contact an IEI sales
representative directly. To contact an IEI sales representative, please
send an email to sales@iei.com.tw.
The items listed below should all be included in the NANO-9453 package.
1 x NANO-9453 single board computer
1 x 4 RS-232 adapter cable
1 x Power cable
1 x IDE cable
1 x SATA power cable
2 x SATA cables
1 x KB/MS cable
1 x Mini jumper pack
1 x Utility CD
1 x QIG (quick installation guide)
Images of the above items are shown in Chapter 3.
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Table of Contents
1
INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................... 1
1.1 INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................... 2
1.1.1 NANO-9453 Benefits.......................................................................................... 2
1.1.2 NANO-9453 Features ........................................................................................ 2
1.2 NANO-9453 OVERVIEW ........................................................................................... 3
1.2.1 NANO-9453 Overview Photo............................................................................. 3
1.2.2 NANO-9453 Peripheral Connectors and Jumpers ............................................ 4
1.2.3 Technical Specifications..................................................................................... 5
2
DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................. 7
2.1 OVERVIEW ................................................................................................................. 8
2.2 DIMENSIONS .............................................................................................................. 8
2.2.1 Board Dimensions.............................................................................................. 8
2.2.2 External Interface Panel Dimensions ................................................................ 9
2.3 DATA FLOW .............................................................................................................. 10
2.4 COMPATIBLE PROCESSORS ........................................................................................11
2.4.1 Compatible Processor Overview ......................................................................11
2.4.2 Supported Processors .......................................................................................11
2.5 INTEL® 945GM NORTHBRIDGE CHIPSET.................................................................. 12
2.5.1 Intel® 945GM Overview................................................................................... 12
2.5.2 Intel® 945GM Memory Support ....................................................................... 12
2.5.3 Intel® 945GM Integrated Graphics ................................................................. 13
2.5.3.1 Intel® 945GM Analog CRT Support ......................................................... 14
2.5.3.2 Intel® 945GM LVDS Support ................................................................... 14
2.5.3.3 Intel® 945GM SDVO Support .................................................................. 14
2.5.4 Intel® 945GM Direct Media Interface (DMI) .................................................. 14
2.6 INTEL® ICH7M SOUTHBRIDGE CHIPSET .................................................................. 15
2.6.1 Intel® ICH7M Overview................................................................................... 15
2.6.2 Intel® ICH7M Audio Codec ’97 Controller ..................................................... 15
2.6.3 Intel® ICH7M IDE Interface............................................................................ 16
2.6.4 Intel® ICH7M Low Pin Count (LPC) Interface ............................................... 16
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2.6.5 Intel® ICH7M PCI Interface ............................................................................ 17
2.6.6 Intel® ICH7M Real Time Clock........................................................................ 17
2.6.7 Intel® ICH7M SATA Controller........................................................................ 17
2.6.8 Intel® ICH7M USB Controller......................................................................... 17
2.7 PCIE BUS COMPONENTS .......................................................................................... 18
2.7.1 PCIe Bus Overview .......................................................................................... 18
2.7.2 Broadcom PCI Express GbE interface............................................................. 18
2.7.3 Mini PCIe......................................................................................................... 18
2.8 LPC BUS COMPONENTS ........................................................................................... 19
2.8.1 LPC Bus Overview........................................................................................... 19
2.8.2 BIOS Chipset.................................................................................................... 19
2.8.3 Super I/O chipset.............................................................................................. 19
2.8.3.1 Super I/O LPC Interface ........................................................................... 20
2.8.3.2 Super I/O 16C550 UARTs ........................................................................ 20
2.8.3.3 Super I/O Enhanced Hardware Monitor ................................................... 20
2.8.3.4 Super I/O Fan Speed Controller................................................................ 20
2.8.3.5 Super I/O Parallel Port .............................................................................. 21
2.8.3.6 Super I/O Keyboard Controller................................................................. 21
2.9 ENVIRONMENTAL AND POWER SPECIFICATIONS ....................................................... 21
2.9.1 System Monitoring ........................................................................................... 21
2.9.2 Operating Temperature and Temperature Control........................................... 22
2.9.3 Power Consumption......................................................................................... 23
3
UNPACKING .......................................................................................................... 25
3.1 ANTI-STATIC PRECAUTIONS ...................................................................................... 26
3.2 UNPACKING.............................................................................................................. 26
3.2.1 Unpacking Precautions.................................................................................... 26
3.3 UNPACKING CHECKLIST ........................................................................................... 27
3.3.1 Package Contents............................................................................................. 27
3.3.2 Optional Items.................................................................................................. 29
4
CONNECTOR PINOUTS...................................................................................... 31
4.1 PERIPHERAL INTERFACE CONNECTORS .................................................................... 32
4.1.1 NANO-9453 Layout ......................................................................................... 32
4.1.2 Peripheral Interface Connectors ..................................................................... 33
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4.1.3 External Interface Panel Connectors............................................................... 34
4.2 INTERNAL PERIPHERAL CONNECTORS ...................................................................... 35
4.2.1 +12V ATX Power Supply Connector ............................................................... 35
4.2.2 +5V ATX Power Supply Connector ................................................................. 36
4.2.3 ATX Power Supply Enable Connector ............................................................. 37
4.2.4 Audio Connector (9-pin) .................................................................................. 38
4.2.5 Compact Flash Socket...................................................................................... 39
4.2.6 Digital Input/Output (DIO) Connector............................................................ 41
4.2.7 Fan Connector ................................................................................................. 42
4.2.8 Front Panel Connector (12-pin) ...................................................................... 43
4.2.9 IDE Connector(44-pin).................................................................................... 44
4.2.10 Infrared Interface Connector (5-pin) ............................................................. 46
4.2.11 LVDS LCD Connector.................................................................................... 47
4.2.12 Mini PCIe Socket ........................................................................................... 48
4.2.13 Parallel Port Connector ................................................................................ 50
4.2.14 PCI-104 Slot................................................................................................... 51
4.2.15 SATA Drive Connectors ................................................................................. 54
4.2.16 Serial Port Connector (RS-422 or RS-485) ................................................... 55
4.2.17 4-port Serial Port Connector (RS-232).......................................................... 55
4.2.18 USB Connectors (Internal) ............................................................................ 57
4.3 EXTERNAL PERIPHERAL INTERFACE CONNECTOR PANEL ......................................... 58
4.3.1 Keyboard/Mouse Connector ............................................................................ 59
4.3.2 LAN Connectors............................................................................................... 60
4.3.3 USB Connector ................................................................................................ 61
4.3.4 VGA Connector ................................................................................................ 61
5
INSTALLATION .................................................................................................... 63
5.1 ANTI-STATIC PRECAUTIONS ...................................................................................... 64
5.2 INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS ............................................................................. 65
5.2.1 Installation Notices .......................................................................................... 65
5.2.2 Installation Checklist ....................................................................................... 66
5.3 CPU, CPU COOLING KIT AND DIMM INSTALLATION ............................................. 67
5.3.1 Socket 479 CPU Installation............................................................................ 67
5.3.2 Cooling Kit CF-479B-RS Installation.............................................................. 70
5.3.3 SO-DIMM Installation ..................................................................................... 72
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5.3.4 CF Card Installation........................................................................................ 73
5.4 JUMPER SETTINGS .................................................................................................... 75
5.4.1 CF Card Setup ................................................................................................. 76
5.4.2 Clear CMOS Jumper........................................................................................ 77
5.4.3 COM 2 Function Select Jumper....................................................................... 78
5.4.4 LVDS Voltage Selection.................................................................................... 79
5.4.5 PCI-104 VIO Selector Jumper ......................................................................... 80
5.4.6 PCI-104 SERIRQ# Support Jumper................................................................. 81
5.5 CHASSIS INSTALLATION ........................................................................................... 82
5.5.1 Airflow.............................................................................................................. 82
5.5.2 Motherboard Installation................................................................................. 83
5.6 INTERNAL PERIPHERAL DEVICE CONNECTIONS........................................................ 83
5.6.1 Peripheral Device Cables ................................................................................ 83
5.6.2 IDE Cable Connection..................................................................................... 84
5.6.3 5.1 Channel Audio Kit Installation .................................................................. 85
5.6.4 7.1 Channel Audio Kit Installation .................................................................. 87
5.6.5 SATA Drive Connection ................................................................................... 88
5.6.6 Serial Port Connector Cable (Four Ports) Cable Connection ........................ 90
5.6.7 USB Cable (Dual Port).................................................................................... 91
5.7 EXTERNAL PERIPHERAL INTERFACE CONNECTION ................................................... 92
5.7.1 VGA Monitor Connection ................................................................................ 93
5.7.2 PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Connection .................................................................. 94
5.7.3 RJ-45 Ethernet Connection.............................................................................. 95
5.7.4 USB Connection............................................................................................... 96
6
AMI BIOS................................................................................................................ 99
6.1 INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................... 100
6.1.1 Starting Setup................................................................................................. 100
6.1.2 Using Setup .................................................................................................... 100
6.1.3 Getting Help................................................................................................... 101
6.1.4 Unable to Reboot After Configuration Changes............................................ 101
6.1.5 BIOS Menu Bar.............................................................................................. 101
6.2 MAIN ..................................................................................................................... 102
6.3 ADVANCED ............................................................................................................. 103
6.3.1 CPU Configuration........................................................................................ 104
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6.3.2 IDE Configuration ......................................................................................... 106
6.3.2.1 IDE Master, IDE Slave ........................................................................... 107
6.3.3 Super IO Configuration...................................................................................113
6.3.4 Hardware Health Configuration.....................................................................117
6.3.5 ACPI Configuration ....................................................................................... 122
6.3.5.1 General ACPI Configuration................................................................... 123
6.3.6 APM Configuration........................................................................................ 125
6.3.7 MPS Configuration ........................................................................................ 128
6.3.8 Remote Access Configuration ........................................................................ 129
6.3.9 USB Configuration......................................................................................... 133
6.3.9.1 USB Mass Storage Device Configuration ............................................... 135
6.4 PCI/PNP ................................................................................................................ 137
6.5 BOOT ..................................................................................................................... 143
6.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration........................................................................... 143
6.5.2 Boot Device Priority ...................................................................................... 146
6.6 SECURITY............................................................................................................... 148
6.7 CHIPSET ................................................................................................................. 149
6.7.1 NorthBridge Configuration............................................................................ 150
6.7.1.1 Video Function Configuration ................................................................ 154
6.7.2 SouthBridge Chipset Configuration............................................................... 157
6.8 EXIT ....................................................................................................................... 159
7
DRIVER INSTALLATION.................................................................................. 161
7.1 AVAILABLE SOFTWARE DRIVERS ............................................................................ 162
7.2 DRIVER CD AUTO-RUN .......................................................................................... 162
7.3 CHIPSET DRIVER INSTALLATION............................................................................. 163
7.4 INTEL GRAPHICS MEDIA ACCELERATOR DRIVER ................................................... 165
7.5 BROADCOM LAN DRIVER (FOR GBE LAN) INSTALLATION .................................. 169
7.6 REALTEK HD AUDIO DRIVER (ALC883) INSTALLATION ....................................... 173
7.6.1 BIOS Setup ..................................................................................................... 173
7.6.2 Driver Installation ......................................................................................... 173
7.7 REALTEK AC`97 AUDIO DRIVER (ALC665) INSTALLATION .................................. 176
7.7.1 BIOS Setup ..................................................................................................... 176
7.7.2 Driver Installation ......................................................................................... 176
7.8 INTEL MATRIX STORAGE MANAGER INSTALLATION ............................................... 181
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A
BIOS OPTIONS .................................................................................................... 187
B
DIO INTERFACE................................................................................................. 193
B.1 DIO INTERFACE INTRODUCTION ........................................................................... 194
B.2 DIO CONNECTOR PINOUTS ................................................................................... 194
B.3 ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE SAMPLES ........................................................................... 195
B.3.1 Enable the DIO Input Function..................................................................... 195
B.3.2 Enable the DIO Output Function .................................................................. 195
C
WATCHDOG TIMER .......................................................................................... 197
D
ADDRESS MAPPING.......................................................................................... 201
D.1 ADDRESS MAP ...................................................................................................... 202
D.2 1ST MB MEMORY ADDRESS MAP ......................................................................... 202
D.3 IRQ MAPPING TABLE ............................................................................................ 203
D.4 DMA CHANNEL ASSIGNMENTS ............................................................................. 203
E
INTEL® MATRIX STORAGE MANAGER ...................................................... 205
E.1 INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................... 206
E.1.1 Precautions .................................................................................................... 206
E.2 FEATURES AND BENEFITS ...................................................................................... 207
E.3 ACCESSING THE INTEL® MATRIX STORAGE MANAGER .......................................... 207
E.4 RAID CONFIGURATION ......................................................................................... 208
E.4.1 Creating a RAID Volume ............................................................................... 208
E.4.2 Deleting a RAID Volume................................................................................ 213
E.4.3 Resetting a Disk to Non-RAID....................................................................... 215
E.4.4 Exiting the Matrix Storage Manager............................................................. 218
F
INDEX.................................................................................................................... 219
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List of Figures
Figure 1-1: NANO-9453 Overview [Front View] ...........................................................................3
Figure 1-2: NANO-9453 Overview [Rear View].............................................................................4
Figure 2-1: NANO-9453 Dimensions (mm) ...................................................................................8
Figure 2-2: External Interface Panel Dimensions (mm) ..............................................................9
Figure 2-3: Data Flow Block Diagram .........................................................................................10
Figure 2-4: 200-pin SO-DIMM Socket..........................................................................................13
Figure 4-1: Connector and Jumper Locations...........................................................................32
Figure 4-2: Connector and Jumper Locations (Solder Side) ...................................................33
Figure 4-3: +12V ATX Power Connector Location .....................................................................35
Figure 4-4: +5V ATX Power Connector Location .......................................................................36
Figure 4-5: ATX Power Supply Enable Connector Location ....................................................37
Figure 4-6: Audio Connector Pinouts .........................................................................................38
Figure 4-7: CF Card Socket Location .........................................................................................40
Figure 4-8: DIO Connector Locations.........................................................................................41
Figure 4-9: +12V Fan Connector Location .................................................................................42
Figure 4-10: Front Panel Connector Pinout Locations .............................................................43
Figure 4-11: Secondary IDE Device Connector Locations .......................................................45
Figure 4-12: Infrared Connector Pinout Locations ...................................................................46
Figure 4-13: LVDS LCD Connector Pinout Locations ...............................................................47
Figure 4-14: Mini PCIe Connector Pinout Locations.................................................................49
Figure 4-15: Parallel Port Connector Location ..........................................................................50
Figure 4-16: PCI-104 Slot Location .............................................................................................52
Figure 4-17: SATA Drive Connector Locations ..........................................................................54
Figure 4-18: RS-422/485 Serial Port Connector Location.........................................................55
Figure 4-19: 4-port Serial Port Connector Pinout Locations ...................................................56
Figure 4-20: USB Connector Pinout Locations .........................................................................58
Figure 4-21: NANO-9453 External Peripheral Interface Connector .........................................58
Figure 4-22: PS/2 Pinouts ............................................................................................................59
Figure 4-23: RJ-45 Ethernet Connector......................................................................................60
Figure 4-24: VGA Connector........................................................................................................62
Figure 5-1: Make sure the CPU socket retention screw is unlocked ......................................68
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Figure 5-2: Lock the CPU Socket Retention Screw...................................................................69
Figure 5-3: IEI CF-479B-RS Cooling Kit......................................................................................70
Figure 5-4: Cooling Kit Support Bracket ....................................................................................71
Figure 5-5: Connect the cooling fan cable.................................................................................71
Figure 5-6: SO-DIMM Installation ................................................................................................72
Figure 5-7: CF Card Installation ..................................................................................................74
Figure 5-8: Jumper Locations .....................................................................................................75
Figure 5-9: CF Card Setup Jumper Location .............................................................................76
Figure 5-10: Clear CMOS Jumper ...............................................................................................78
Figure 5-11: COM 2 Function Select Jumper Location .............................................................79
Figure 5-12: LVDS Voltage Selection Jumper Pinout Locations..............................................80
Figure 5-13: PCI-104 VIO Selector Jumper Pinout Locations ..................................................81
Figure 5-14: PCI-104 SERIRQ# Support Jumper Pinout Locations.........................................82
Figure 5-15: IDE Cable Connection.............................................................................................84
Figure 5-16: 5.1 Channel Audio Kit .............................................................................................86
Figure 5-17: 5.1 Channel Audio Kit .............................................................................................88
Figure 5-18: SATA Drive Cable Connection ...............................................................................89
Figure 5-19: SATA Power Drive Connection ..............................................................................90
Figure 5-20: Four Serial Port Connector Cable Connection ....................................................91
Figure 5-21: Dual USB Cable Connection ..................................................................................92
Figure 5-22: VGA Connector........................................................................................................93
Figure 5-23: PS/2 Connector .......................................................................................................94
Figure 5-24: RJ-45 Ethernet Connector......................................................................................96
Figure 5-25: USB Connector........................................................................................................97
Figure 6-1: Video Function Configuration............................................................................... 155
Figure 7-1: Available Drivers .................................................................................................... 163
Figure 7-2: Chipset Driver Installation Program..................................................................... 163
Figure 7-3: Chipset Driver Installation Welcome Screen....................................................... 164
Figure 7-4: Chipset Driver Installation License Agreement .................................................. 164
Figure 7-5: Chipset Driver Readme File Information ............................................................. 165
Figure 7-6: Chipset Driver Installation Complete ................................................................... 165
Figure 7-7: Select the Operating System ................................................................................ 166
Figure 7-8: VGA Driver .............................................................................................................. 166
Figure 7-9: GMA Driver Readme File ....................................................................................... 167
Figure 7-10: GMA Driver File Extraction.................................................................................. 167
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Figure 7-11: GMA Driver Installation Welcome Screen.......................................................... 168
Figure 7-12: GMA Driver License Agreement ......................................................................... 168
Figure 7-13: GMA Driver Installing Notice............................................................................... 169
Figure 7-14: GMA Driver Installation Complete ...................................................................... 169
Figure 7-15: Access Windows Control Panel ......................................................................... 170
Figure 7-16: Double Click the System Icon............................................................................. 170
Figure 7-17: Double Click the Device Manager Tab ............................................................... 171
Figure 7-18: Device Manager List ............................................................................................ 171
Figure 7-19: Search for Suitable Driver ................................................................................... 172
Figure 7-20: Locate Driver Files ............................................................................................... 172
Figure 7-21: Location Browsing Window ................................................................................ 173
Figure 7-22: 4-AUDIO\AC-KIT883HD\Windows Folder ........................................................... 174
Figure 7-23: HD Audio Driver Setup Extracting Files............................................................. 174
Figure 7-24: HD Audio Driver Setup Welcome Screen........................................................... 175
Figure 7-25: HD Audio Driver Installation Complete .............................................................. 175
Figure 7-26: CD 4-AUDIO\AC-KIT08R\Windows Folder ......................................................... 177
Figure 7-27: AC`97 Audio Driver Install Shield Wizard Starting............................................ 177
Figure 7-28: AC`97 Audio Driver Setup Preparation .............................................................. 178
Figure 7-29: AC`97 Audio Driver Welcome Screen................................................................. 178
Figure 7-30: AC`97 Audio Driver Software Configuration ..................................................... 179
Figure 7-31: AC`97 Audio Driver Digital Signal....................................................................... 179
Figure 7-32: AC`97 Audio Driver Installation Begins ............................................................. 180
Figure 7-33: AC`97 Audio Driver Installation Complete ......................................................... 180
Figure 7-34: SATA RAID Driver Installation Program ............................................................. 181
Figure 7-35: SATA RAID Setup Program Icon ......................................................................... 182
Figure 7-36: InstallShield Wizard Setup Screen ..................................................................... 182
Figure 7-37: Matrix Storage Manager Setup Screen .............................................................. 183
Figure 7-38: Matrix Storage Manager Welcome Screen ........................................................ 183
Figure 7-39: Matrix Storage Manager Warning Screen .......................................................... 184
Figure 7-40: Matrix Storage Manager License Agreement .................................................... 184
Figure 7-41: Matrix Storage Manager Readme File ................................................................ 185
Figure 7-42: Matrix Storage Manager Setup Complete.......................................................... 186
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List of Tables
Table 1-1: Technical Specifications ..............................................................................................6
Table 2-1: Processor Features ....................................................................................................11
Table 2-2: Supported Processors ...............................................................................................12
Table 2-3: Supported HDD Specifications..................................................................................16
Table 2-4: Power Consumption ...................................................................................................23
Table 3-1: Package List Contents................................................................................................28
Table 3-2: Optional Items .............................................................................................................30
Table 4-1: Peripheral Interface Connectors ...............................................................................34
Table 4-2: Rear Panel Connectors ..............................................................................................35
Table 4-3: +12V ATX Power Connector Pinouts.........................................................................36
Table 4-4: +5V ATX Power Connector Pinouts...........................................................................36
Table 4-5: ATX Power Supply Enable Connector Pinouts ........................................................37
Table 4-6: Audio Connector Pinouts...........................................................................................38
Table 4-7: CF Card Socket Pinouts .............................................................................................41
Table 4-8: DIO Connector Pinouts...............................................................................................42
Table 4-9: +12V Fan Connector Pinouts .....................................................................................43
Table 4-10: Front Panel Connector Pinouts ...............................................................................44
Table 4-11: Secondary IDE Connector Pinouts..........................................................................46
Table 4-12: Infrared Connector Pinouts .....................................................................................47
Table 4-13: LVDS LCD Port Connector Pinouts.........................................................................48
Table 4-14: Mini PCIe Socket Pinouts .........................................................................................50
Table 4-15: Parallel Port Connector Pinouts..............................................................................51
Table 4-16: PCI-104 Slot Connector Pinouts..............................................................................54
Table 4-17: SATA Drive Connector Pinouts................................................................................55
Table 4-18: RS-422/RS-485 Serial Port Connector Pinouts ......................................................55
Table 4-19: 4-Port Serial Port Connector....................................................................................57
Table 4-20: USB Port Connector Pinouts ...................................................................................58
Table 4-21: Mini-DIN 6 PS/2 Connector Pinouts ........................................................................59
Table 4-22: LAN Pinouts...............................................................................................................60
Table 4-23: RJ-45 Ethernet Connector LEDs .............................................................................61
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Table 4-24: USB Port Pinouts ......................................................................................................61
Table 4-25: VGA Connector Pinouts ...........................................................................................62
Table 5-1: Jumpers .......................................................................................................................75
Table 5-2: CF Card Setup Jumper Settings................................................................................76
Table 5-3: Clear CMOS Jumper Settings ....................................................................................77
Table 5-4: COM 2 Function Select Jumper Settings .................................................................78
Table 5-5: LVDS Voltage Selection Jumper Settings.................................................................79
Table 5-6: PCI-104 VIO Selector Jumper Settings .....................................................................80
Table 5-7: PCI-104 SERIRQ# Support Jumper Settings............................................................81
Table 5-8: IEI Provided Cables ....................................................................................................83
Table 6-1: BIOS Navigation Keys ............................................................................................. 101
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BIOS Menus
Menu 1: Main .............................................................................................................................. 102
Menu 2: Advanced ..................................................................................................................... 104
Menu 3: CPU Configuration...................................................................................................... 105
Menu 4: IDE Configuration ....................................................................................................... 106
Menu 5: IDE Master and IDE Slave Configuration.................................................................. 108
Menu 6: Super IO Configuration ...............................................................................................113
Menu 7: Hardware Health Configuration ..................................................................................118
Menu 8: ACPI Configuration ..................................................................................................... 123
Menu 9: General ACPI Configuration [Advanced\ ACPI Configuration] .............................. 124
Menu 10:Advanced Power Management Configuration ........................................................ 125
Menu 11: MPS Configuration.................................................................................................... 128
Menu 12: Remote Access Configuration [Advanced] ............................................................ 129
Menu 13: USB Configuration.................................................................................................... 133
Menu 14: USB Mass Storage Device Configuration ............................................................... 135
Menu 15: PCI/PnP Configuration ............................................................................................. 138
Menu 16: Boot ............................................................................................................................ 143
Menu 17: Boot Settings Configuration .................................................................................... 144
Menu 18: Boot Device Priority Settings .................................................................................. 147
Menu 19: Security ...................................................................................................................... 148
Menu 20: Chipset ....................................................................................................................... 149
Menu 21:NorthBridge Chipset Configuration ......................................................................... 150
Menu 22:SouthBridge Chipset Configuration......................................................................... 157
Menu 23:Exit............................................................................................................................... 159
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Glossary
AC ’97
Audio Codec 97
ACPI
Advanced Configuration and
HDD
Hard Disk Drive
Power Interface
IDE
Integrated Data Electronics
APM
Advanced Power Management
I/O
Input/Output
ARMD
ATAPI Removable Media Device
ICH4
I/O Controller Hub 4
ASKIR
Shift Keyed Infrared
L1 Cache Level 1 Cache
ATA
Advanced Technology
L2 Cache Level 2 Cache
Attachments
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display
BIOS
Basic Input/Output System
LPT
Parallel Port Connector
CFII
Compact Flash Type 2
LVDS
Low Voltage Differential Signaling
CMOS
Complementary Metal Oxide
MAC
Media Access Controller
Semiconductor
OS
Operating System
CPU
Central Processing Unit
PCI
Peripheral Connect Interface
Codec
Compressor/Decompressor
PIO
Programmed Input Output
COM
Serial Port
PnP
Plug and Play
DAC
Digital to Analog Converter
POST
Power On Self Test
DDR
Double Data Rate
RAM
Random Access Memory
DIMM
Dual Inline Memory Module
SATA
Serial ATA
DIO
Digital Input/Output
S.M.A.R.T Self Monitoring Analysis and
DMA
Direct Memory Access
EIDE
Enhanced IDE
SPD
Serial Presence Detect
EIST
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep
S/PDI
Sony/Philips Digital Interface
Technology
SDRAM
Synchronous Dynamic Random
Reporting Technology
Access Memory
FDD
Floppy Disk Drive
FDC
Floppy Disk Connector
SIR
Serial Infrared
FFIO
Flexible File Input/Output
UART
Universal Asynchronous
FIFO
First In/First Out
FSB
Front Side Bus
USB
Universal Serial Bus
IrDA
Infrared Data Association
VGA
Video Graphics Adapter
Receiver-transmitter
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Chapter
1
1 Introduction
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1.1 Introduction
The NANO-9453 EPIC form factor CPU card is a Socket 479 Intel® Core Duo or Socket
479 Intel® Core Solo CPU platform. The NANO-9453 has a maximum front side bus (FSB)
frequency of 667MHz and comes with a VGA interface and dual PCI Express (PCIe)
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). The NANO-9453 supports up to two, second-generation serial
ATA (SATA) hard disk drives (HDD) with maximum transfer rates of 3Gb/s and up to six
USB 2.0 devices. The NANO-9453 also has a PCI-104 socket and a Mini PCI Express
(PCIe) socket for system expansion. Multiple display support adds versatility to the system
enabling system integrators and designers increased flexibility in selecting display panel
options.
1.1.1 NANO-9453 Benefits
Some of the NANO-9453 benefits are listed below:
Multiple display output options
Storage flexibility with support for SATA II drives, IDE drives and
CompactFlash (CF) disks
Expandable system with PCI-104 and mini PCIe slots
DDR2 support enables faster data transfers
Multiple I/O interfaces provide connectivity to a broad range of external
peripheral devices
1.1.2 NANO-9453 Features
Some of the NANO-9453 features are listed below.
Support for Socket 479 Intel® Core 2 Duo or Core Solo CPUs
Maximum FSB of 667MHz
Supports one 200-pin 533MHz or 667MHz 1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM memory
Two SATA II drives with transfer rates of 3.0Gb/s supported
Two Ultra ATA 100, Ultra ATA 66 or Ultra ATA 33 IDE HDDs supported
Six USB 2.0 devices supported
Dual PCIe GbE Ethernet connectivity
Multiple display options including dual VGA-out and dual-channel LVDS
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EPIC form factor
RoHS compliant
Supports AT and ATX power supplies
1.2 NANO-9453 Overview
1.2.1 NANO-9453 Overview Photo
The NANO-9453 has a wide variety of internal and external peripheral connectors. The
peripheral connectors are connected to devices including PCI-104 devices, mini PCIe
devices, storage devices, display devices and parallel communications devices. A labeled
photo of the peripheral connectors on the front of the NANO-9453 is shown in Figure 1-1.
Figure 1-1: NANO-9453 Overview [Front View]
A labeled photo of the peripheral connectors on the back of the NANO-9453 is shown in
Figure 1-1.
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Figure 1-2: NANO-9453 Overview [Rear View]
1.2.2 NANO-9453 Peripheral Connectors and Jumpers
The NANO-9453 has the following connectors on-board:
1 x +5V ATX power connector
1 x +12V ATX power connector
1 x ATX enable connector
1 x Audio connector
1 x Compact flash connector
1 x Digital input/output connector
1 x Fan connector
1 x Front panel connector
1 x IDE disk drive connector
1 x Infrared interface connector
1 x Inverter connector
1 x Keyboard and mouse connector
1 x LVDS connector
1 x Parallel port connector
1 x PCI-104 slot
1 x Mini PCIe card slot
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2 x Serial ATA (SATA) drive connectors
1 x Serial port connector (RS-422 or RS-485)
1 x Serial port connector (RS-232)
2 x USB connectors
The NANO-9453 has the following external peripheral interface connectors on the board
rear panel
2 x Ethernet connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard or mouse connector
2 x USB port connectors
2 x VGA connectors
The NANO-9453 has the following on-board jumpers:
Clear CMOS
LCD voltage selector
CF card setting
COM 2 port mode setting
PC104+ VIO selector
PC104+ SERIRQ# support
1.2.3 Technical Specifications
NANO-9453 technical specifications are listed in Table 1-1. See Chapter 2 for details.
Specification
NANO-9453
Form Factor
EPIC
Socket 479 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Mobile
System CPU
Socket 479 Intel® Core™ Duo
Socket 479 Intel® Core™ Solo
Front Side Bus
667MHz
System Chipset
Northbridge: Intel® 945GM
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Specification
NANO-9453
Southbridge: Intel® ICH7M
One 200-pin SO-DIMM socket supports one 533MHz or
Memory
667MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM with a maximum capacity of 1GB
Dual VGA: Integrated in the Intel® 945GM to support CRT
Display
LVDS: Dual channel 18-bit LVDS LCD panel
BIOS
AMI BIOS
Audio
7.1 channel or 5.1 channel audio with an optional AC-KIT
LAN
Two Broadcom PCIe GbE controllers
Three RS-232 internal serial ports
COM
One RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485 serial port
USB2.0
Six USB 2.0 devices supported
IDE
One 44-pin IDE connects to two Ultra ATA33/66/100 devices
SATA
Two 3.0Gb/s SATA drives supported
One PS/2 connector supports mouse and keyboard
Keyboard/mouse
connectivity
Watchdog Timer
Software programmable 1-255 sec. by super I/O
Power Supply
12V only, AT and ATX supported
Temperature
0ºC – 60ºC (32ºF - 140ºF)
Humidity (operating)
5%~95% non-condensing
Dimensions (LxW)
165mm x 115mm
Weight (GW/NW)
800g/ 260g
Table 1-1: Technical Specifications
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2
2 Detailed Specifications
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2.1 Overview
This chapter describes the specifications and on-board features of the NANO-9453 in
detail.
2.2 Dimensions
2.2.1 Board Dimensions
The dimensions of the board are listed below:
Length:
165mm
Width:
115mm
Figure 2-1: NANO-9453 Dimensions (mm)
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2.2.2 External Interface Panel Dimensions
External peripheral interface connector panel dimensions are shown in Figure 2-2.
Figure 2-2: External Interface Panel Dimensions (mm)
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2.3 Data Flow
Figure 2-3 shows the data flow between the two on-board chipsets and other components
installed on the motherboard and described in the following sections of this chapter.
Figure 2-3: Data Flow Block Diagram
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2.4 Compatible Processors
2.4.1 Compatible Processor Overview
The NANO-9453 supports the following socket 479 processors:
®
Intel
®
Intel
®
Intel
Core™2 Duo Mobile processors
Core™ Duo processors
Core™ Solo processors
All three of the above processors communicate with the Intel
®
945GM northbridge chipset
through a 667MHz front side bus (FSB). Features of the supported processors are listed in
Table 2-1.
CPU Features
Core™2 Duo Mobile
Core™ Duo
Core™ Solo
Dual core
Yes
Yes
No
Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
EM64T
Yes
No
No
Virtualization Technology
Yes
Yes
No
Enhanced Intel
®
®
Speedstep
Technolgy
Execute Disable Bit
®
Intel
®
Intel
Table 2-1: Processor Features
2.4.2 Supported Processors
Specifications for the compatible processors are listed in Table 2-2 below:
Family
sSpec# CPU Speed Processor # Bus Speed
Mfg Tech
Stepping
Cache Size
Core™2 Duo Mobile
SL9SJ
2.33 GHz
T7600
667 MHz
65 nm
B2
4 MB
SL9SK
2.16 GHz
T7400
667 MHz
65 nm
B2
4 MB
SL9SL
2 GHz
T7200
667 MHz
65 nm
B2
4 MB
SL9SP
1.83 GHz
T5600
667 MHz
65 nm
B2
2 MB
SL9SQ
1.66 GHz
T5500
667 MHz
65 nm
B2
2 MB
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Family
sSpec# CPU Speed Processor # Bus Speed
Mfg Tech
Stepping
Cache Size
Core™ Duo
SL8VT
2 GHz
T2500
667 MHz
65 nm
C0
2 MB
SL9DN
1.66 GHz
T2300E
667 MHz
65 nm
C0
2 MB
SL92X
1.83 GHz
T1400
667 MHz
65 nm
C0
2 MB
Core™ Solo
Table 2-2: Supported Processors
2.5 Intel® 945GM Northbridge Chipset
2.5.1 Intel® 945GM Overview
The Intel® 945GM northbridge chipset has the Generation 3.1 Intel Integrated Graphics
Engine and the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (Intel® GMA 950). The integrated
graphics and memory controller hub (GMCH) facilitates the flow of information primarily
between the following four interfaces:
Front Side Bus (FSB)
System Memory Interface
Graphics Interface
Direct Media Interface (DMI)
2.5.2 Intel® 945GM Memory Support
WARNING:
Only DDR2 memory module can be installed on the NANO-9453. Do
not install DDR memory modules. If a DDR memory module is installed
on the NANO-9453, the NANO-9453 may be irreparably damaged.
The Intel® 945GM northbridge chipset on the NANO-945GM supports one DDR2 200-pin
SO-DIMM with the following features:
One 200-pin SO-DIMM only
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DDR2 only (DO NOT install a DDR SO-DIMM)
Single-channel or dual-channel
Capacities of 256MB, 512MB or 1GB
Transfer speeds of 533MHz, or 667MHz
64-bit wide channel
The memory socket is shown in Figure 2-4.
Figure 2-4: 200-pin SO-DIMM Socket
2.5.3 Intel® 945GM Integrated Graphics
The Intel® 945GM northbridge chipset has an Intel® Gen. 3.5 integrated graphics engine
that supports the following display devices:
Analog CRT
LVDS
S-DVO
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2.5.3.1 Intel® 945GM Analog CRT Support
A DB-15 VGA connector on the external peripheral interface connector panel is interfaced
to the Intel® 945GM graphics engine. The Intel® 945GM internal graphics engine, with an
integrated 400MHz RAMDAC and hot plug CRT support, supports analog CRT monitors
up to QXGA.
2.5.3.2 Intel® 945GM LVDS Support
A 30-pin LVDS crimp connector is interfaced to the Intel® 945GM graphics engine. The
Intel® 945GM internal graphics engine supports LVDS displays with the following features:
Up to UXGA monitors with a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200
18-bit 25MHz to 112MHz single-channel or dual-channel LVDS screens
CPIS 1.5 compliant LVDS screens
2.5.3.3 Intel® 945GM SDVO Support
The Intel® 945GM internal graphics engine has the following SDVO output features:
Concurrent operation of PCIe x 1 with SDVO
Supports second VGA-out
SDVO is mixed onto the PCIe pins
2.5.4 Intel® 945GM Direct Media Interface (DMI)
Intel® 945GM northbridge GMCH is connected to the Intel® ICH7M Southbridge Chipset
through the chip-to-chip Direct Media Interface (DMI). Features of the Intel® 945GM DMI
are listed below:
2GB/s (1GB/s in each direction) bus speed
32-bit downstream address
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2.6 Intel® ICH7M Southbridge Chipset
2.6.1 Intel® ICH7M Overview
The Intel® ICH7M southbridge chipset is connected to the Intel® 945GM northbridge
GMCH through the chip-to-chip Direct Media Interface (DMI). Some of the features of the
Intel® ICH7M are listed below.
Complies with PCI Express Base Specification, Revision 1.0a
Complies with PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 2.3 and supports 33MHz
PCI operations
Supports ACPI Power Management Logic
Contains:
o
o
o
Enhanced DMA controller
Interrupt controller
Timer functions
Integrated SATA host controller with DMA operations interfaced to two SATA
connectors on the NANO-9453
Integrated IDE controller supports Ultra ATA 100/66/33
Supports the six USB 2.0 devices on the NANO-9453 with four UHCI
controllers and one EHCI controller
Complies with System Management Bus (SMBus) Specification, Version 2.0
Supports Audio Codec ’97 (AC’97) Revision 2.3
Supports Intel® High Definition Audio
Contains Low Pin Count (LPC) interface
Supports Firmware Hub (FWH) interface
2.6.2 Intel® ICH7M Audio Codec ’97 Controller
The Audio Codec ’97 (AC’97) controller integrated into the ICH7M complies with AC’97
Component Specification, Version 2.3. The AC’97 controller is connected to the onboard
audio connector. The audio connector is connected to an optional 5.1 channel or 7.1
channel audio kit with an embedded AC’97 audio codec. The AC’97 controller supports up
to six PCM audio output channels. Complete surround sound requires six-channel audio
consisting of:
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Front left
Front right
Back left
Back right
Center
Subwoofer
2.6.3 Intel® ICH7M IDE Interface
The integrated IDE interface on the ICH7M southbridge supports two IDE hard disks and
ATAPI devices. PIO IDE transfers up to 16MB/s and Ultra ATA transfers of 100MB/s. The
integrated IDE interface is able to support the following IDE HDDs:
Ultra ATA/100, with data transfer rates up to 100MB/s
Ultra ATA/66, with data transfer rates up to 66MB/s
Ultra ATA/33, with data transfer rates up to 33MB/s
Specification
Ultra ATA/100
Ultra ATA/66
Ultra ATA/100
IDE devices
2
2
2
PIO Mode
0–4
0–4
0–4
PIO Max Transfer Rate
16.6 MB/s
16.6 MB/s
16.6 MB/s
DMA/UDMA designation
UDMA 3 - 4
UDMA 3 – 4
UDMA 2
DMA/UDMA Max Transfer
100MB/s
66MB/s
33MB/s
Controller Interface
5V
5V
5V
Table 2-3: Supported HDD Specifications
2.6.4 Intel® ICH7M Low Pin Count (LPC) Interface
The ICH7M LPC interface complies with the LPC 1.1 specifications. The LPC bus from the
ICH6 is connected to the following components:
BIOS chipset
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Super I/O chipset
2.6.5 Intel® ICH7M PCI Interface
The PCI interface on the ICH7M is compliant with the PCI Revision 2.3 implementation.
Some of the features of the PCI interface are listed below.
PCI Revision 2.3 compliant
33MHz
5V tolerant PCI signals (except PME#)
Integrated PCI arbiter supports up to seven PCI bus masters
2.6.6 Intel® ICH7M Real Time Clock
256 bytes of battery backed RAM is provided by the Motorola MC146818A real time clock
(RTC) integrated into the ICH6. The RTC operates on a 3V battery and 32.768KHz crystal.
The RTC keeps track of the time and stores system data even when the system is turned
off.
2.6.7 Intel® ICH7M SATA Controller
The integrated SATA controller on the ICH7M southbridge supports two SATA drives on
the NANO-9453 with independent DMA operations. SATA controller specifications are
listed below.
Supports two SATA drives
Supports 3Gb/s data transfer speeds
Supports Serial ATA Specification, Revision 1.0a
2.6.8 Intel® ICH7M USB Controller
Up to six high-speed, full-speed or low-speed USB devices are supported by the ICH7M
on the NANO-9453. High-speed USB 2.0, with data transfers of up to 480MB/s, is enabled
with the ICH7M integrated Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) compliant host
controller. USB full-speed and low-speed signaling is supported by the ICH7M integrated
Universal Host Controller Interface (UHCI) controllers.
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2.7 PCIe Bus Components
2.7.1 PCIe Bus Overview
The PCIe bus is connected to components listed below:
Two PCIe GbE Broadcom LAN chipsets
One Mini PCIe socket
2.7.2 Broadcom PCI Express GbE interface
The BCM5787M Broadcom PCI Express (PCIe) GbE controller is a 10/100/1000BASE-T
Ethernet LAN controller. The BCM5787M combines a triple-speed IEEE 802.3 compliant
Media Access Controller (MAC) with a triple-speed Ethernet transceiver, a PCIe bus
interface, and an on-chip buffer memory. Some of the BCM5787 controller features are
listed below:
Integrated 10/100/1000BASE-T transceiver
Automatic MDI crossover function
PCIe v1.0a
10/100/1000BASE-T full/half-duplex MAC
Wake on LAN support meeting the ACPI requirements
Statistics for SNMP MIB II, Ethernet-like MIB, and Ethernet MIB (802.3z,
clause 30)
Serial EEPROM or serial flash support
JTAG support
2.7.3 Mini PCIe
The Mini PCIe socket supports Mini PCIe cards that are compliant with PCI Express Base
Specification, Revision 1.0a. The Mini PCIe cards are easily installed into the socket. Mini
PCIe cards are 30mm wide, 50.95mm long and 5mm high and come with a single 52-pin
edge connector. Supported Mini PCIe components include wireless LAN cards,
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2.8 LPC Bus Components
2.8.1 LPC Bus Overview
The LPC bus is connected to components listed below:
BIOS chipset
Super I/O chipset
2.8.2 BIOS Chipset
The BIOS chipset has a licensed copy of AMI BIOS installed on the chipset. Some of the
BIOS features are listed below:
AMI Flash BIOS
SMIBIOS (DMI) compliant
Console redirection function support
PXE (Pre-boot Execution Environment) support
USB booting support
2.8.3 Super I/O chipset
The iTE IT8712F Super I/O chipset is connected to the ICH6 southbridge through the LPC
bus. The iTE IT8712F is an LPC interface-based Super I/O device that comes with
Environment Controller integration. Some of the features of the iTE IT8712F chipset are
listed below:
LPC Interface
PC98/99/2001, ACPI and LANDesk Compliant
Enhanced Hardware Monitor
Fan Speed Controller
SmartGuardian Controller
Single +5V Power Supply
Two 16C550 UARTs for serial port control
One IEEE 1284 Parallel Port
Floppy Disk Controller
Keyboard Controller
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Watchdog Timer
Serial IRQ Support
Vbat & Vcch Support
Single +5V Power Supply
Some of the Super I/O features are described in more detail below:
2.8.3.1 Super I/O LPC Interface
The LPC interface on the Super I/O complies with the Intel® Low Pin Count Specification
Rev. 1.0. The LPC interface supports both LDRQ# and SERIRQ protocols as well as PCI
PME# interfaces.
2.8.3.2 Super I/O 16C550 UARTs
The onboard Super I/O has two integrated 16C550 UARTs that can support the following:
Two standard serial ports (COM1 and COM2)
IrDa 1.0 and ASKIR protocols
Another two chipsets connected to the LPC bus provided connectivity to another two serial
port connectors (COM3 and COM4).
2.8.3.3 Super I/O Enhanced Hardware Monitor
The Super I/O Enhanced Hardware Monitor monitors three thermal inputs, VBAT internally,
and eight voltage monitor inputs. These hardware parameters are reported in the BIOS
and can be read from the BIOS Hardware Health Configuration menu.
2.8.3.4 Super I/O Fan Speed Controller
The Super I/O fan speed controller enables the system to monitor the speed of the fan.
One of the pins on the fan connector is reserved for fan speed detection and interfaced to
the fan speed controller on the Super I/O. The fan speed is then reported in the BIOS.
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2.8.3.5 Super I/O Parallel Port
The Super I/O parallel port (LPT) supports standard mode, enhanced mode and
high-speed mode parallel port devices. The LPT is compliant with the following LPT
modes.
Standard mode
o
Bi-directional SPP compliant
Enhanced mode
o
o
EPP v1.7 compliant
EPP v1.9 compliant
High-speed mode
o
ECP, IEEE 1284 compliant
2.8.3.6 Super I/O Keyboard Controller
The Super I/O keyboard controller can execute the 8042 instruction set. Some of the
keyboard controller features are listed below:
The 8042 instruction is compatible with a PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse
Gate A20 and Keyboard reset output
Supports multiple keyboard power on events
Supports mouse double-click and/or mouse move power on events
2.9 Environmental and Power Specifications
2.9.1 System Monitoring
Three thermal inputs on the NANO-9453 Super I/O Enhanced Hardware Monitor monitor
the following temperatures:
System temperature
Power temperature
CPU temperature
Eight voltage inputs on the NANO-9453 Super I/O Enhanced Hardware Monitor monitor
the following voltages:
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Vcore
+2.5V
+3.3V
+5.0V
+12.0V
DDR Vtt
+1.5V
5VSB
The NANO-9453 Super I/O Enhanced Hardware Monitor also monitors the following
voltages internally:
VBAT
The NANO-9453 Super I/O Enhanced Hardware Monitor also monitors the following fan
speeds:
CPU Fan speed
The values for the above environmental parameters are all recorded in the BIOS
Hardware Health Configuration menu.
2.9.2 Operating Temperature and Temperature Control
The maximum and minimum operating temperatures for the NANO-9453 are listed below.
Minimum Operating Temperature: 0ºC (32°F)
Maximum Operating Temperature: 60°C (140°F)
A cooling fan and heat sink must be installed on the CPU. Thermal paste must be
smeared on the lower side of the heat sink before it is mounted on the CPU. Heat sinks
are also mounted on the northbridge and southbridge chipsets to ensure the operating
temperature of these chips remain low.
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2.9.3 Power Consumption
Table 2-4 shows the power consumption parameters for the NANO-9453 running with a
2.16GHz Intel® Core® 2 Duo mobile processor with 1GB of 533MHz DDR2 memory.
Voltage
Current
+12V
3.29A
5VSB
0.26A
Table 2-4: Power Consumption
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Chapter
3
3 Unpacking
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3.1 Anti-static Precautions
WARNING:
Failure to take ESD precautions during the installation of the
NANO-9453 may result in permanent damage to the NANO-9453 and
severe injury to the user.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause serious damage to electronic components,
including the NANO-9453. Dry climates are especially susceptible to ESD. It is therefore
critical that whenever the NANO-9453, or any other electrical component is handled, the
following anti-static precautions are strictly adhered to.
Wear an anti-static wristband: - Wearing a simple anti-static wristband can
help to prevent ESD from damaging the board.
Self-grounding:- Before handling the board touch any grounded conducting
material. During the time the board is handled, frequently touch any
conducting materials that are connected to the ground.
Use an anti-static pad: When configuring the NANO-9453, place it on an
antic-static pad. This reduces the possibility of ESD damaging the
NANO-9453.
Only handle the edges of the PCB:- When handling the PCB, hold the PCB
by the edges.
3.2 Unpacking
3.2.1 Unpacking Precautions
When the NANO-9453 is unpacked, please do the following:
Follow the anti-static precautions outlined in Section 3.1.
Make sure the packing box is facing upwards so the NANO-9453 does not fall
out of the box.
Make sure all the components shown in Section 3.3 are present.
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3.3 Unpacking Checklist
NOTE:
If some of the components listed in the checklist below are missing,
please do not proceed with the installation. Contact the IEI reseller or
vendor you purchased the NANO-9453 from or contact an IEI sales
representative directly. To contact an IEI sales representative, please
send an email to sales@iei.com.tw.
3.3.1 Package Contents
The NANO-9453 is shipped with the following components:
Quantity
Item and Part Number
1
NANO-9453
1
4 RS-232 adapter cable
Image
(P/N: 32200-025401-RS)
1
IDE cable 44p/44p
(P/N: 32200-000009-RS)
1
KB/MS cable
(P/N: 32000-000138-RS)
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2
SATA cables
(P/N: 32000-062800-RS)
1
SATA power cable
(P/N: 32100-088600-RS)
1
Power cable
(P/N: 32100-087100-RS)
1
Mini jumper Pack
1
Quick Installation Guide
1
Utility CD
Table 3-1: Package List Contents
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3.3.2 Optional Items
NOTE:
The items listed in this section are optional items that must be ordered
separately. Please contact your NANO-9453 vendor, distributor or
reseller for more information or, contact iEi directly by sending an email
to sales@iei.com.tw.
The following optional items are available for the NANO-9453.
Quantity
Item and Part Number
1
USB cable
Image
(P/N: 32000-070300-RS)
1
RS-422/485 cable
(P/N: 32200-074800-RS)
1
LPT cable
(P/N: 32200-000017-RS)
1
ATX cable
(P/N: 32100-052100-RS)
1
CPU cooler
(P/N: CF-479B-RS)
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Quantity
Item and Part Number
1
5.1 Channel audio kit with Realtek
ALC655
(P/N: AC-KIT08R)
1
7.1 Channel HD audio kit with
Realtek ALC883 supporting dual
audio streams
(P/N: AC-KIT-883HD)
Table 3-2: Optional Items
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4 Connector Pinouts
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4.1 Peripheral Interface Connectors
Section 4.1.2 shows peripheral interface connector locations. Section 4.1.2 lists all the
peripheral interface connectors seen in Section 4.1.2.
4.1.1 NANO-9453 Layout
Figure 4-1 shows the on-board peripheral connectors, rear panel peripheral connectors
and on-board jumpers.
Figure 4-1: Connector and Jumper Locations
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Figure 4-2: Connector and Jumper Locations (Solder Side)
4.1.2 Peripheral Interface Connectors
Table 4-1 shows a list of the peripheral interface connectors on the NANO-9453. Detailed
descriptions of these connectors can be found below.
Connector
Type
Label
+12V ATX power supply connector
4-pin ATX connector
CN1 and CN2
+5V power connector
2-pin ATX connector
CN3
ATX enable connector
3-pin wafer
ATXCTL1
Audio connector
14-pin header
J_AUDIO1
Compact Flash (CF) connector
50-pin header
JCF1
Digital I/O connector
10-pin header
DIO1
Fan connector
3-pin wafer
CPU_FAN1
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Connector
Type
Label
Front panel connector
8-pin header
F_PANEL1
IDE Interface connector
44-pin header
IDE1
Infrared connector
5-pin header
IR1
Inverter power connector
5-pin header
INVERTER1
LVDS connector
30-pin crimp
LVDS1
Parallel port connector
26-pin header
LPT1
PCI-104 slot
104-pin slot
PC104_PLUS1
PCIe Mini Card slot
52-pin slot
CN4
Serial ATA (SATA) connector
7-pin SATA connector
SATA1
Serial ATA (SATA) connector
7-pin SATA connector
SATA2
Serial port connectors (Four RS-232 ports)
40-pin header
COM
Serial port connector (RS-422/485)
4-pin wafer connector
CN5
USB connector
8-pin header
USB01
USB connector
8-pin header
USB23
Table 4-1: Peripheral Interface Connectors
4.1.3 External Interface Panel Connectors
Table 4-2 lists the rear panel connectors on the NANO-9453. Detailed descriptions of
these connectors can be found in Section 4.3 on page 58
Connector
Type
Label
Ethernet connector
RJ-45
LAN1
Ethernet connector
RJ-45
LAN2
Keyboard and mouse connector
PS/2 connector
KB_MS1
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Connector
Type
Label
USB port
USB port
USB_C45
VGA port connectors
Female DB-15
VGA1 and VGA2
Table 4-2: Rear Panel Connectors
4.2 Internal Peripheral Connectors
Internal peripheral connectors are found on the motherboard and are only accessible
when the motherboard is outside of the chassis. This section has complete descriptions of
all the internal, peripheral connectors on the NANO-9453.
4.2.1 +12V ATX Power Supply Connector
CN Label:
CN1 and CN2
CN Type:
4-pin ATX power connector (1x4)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-3
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-3
The 4-pin +12V ATX power supply connector is connected to a +12V ATX power supply.
Figure 4-3: +12V ATX Power Connector Location
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PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
GND
2
GND
3
+12V
4
+12V
Table 4-3: +12V ATX Power Connector Pinouts
4.2.2 +5V ATX Power Supply Connector
CN Label:
CN3
CN Type:
2-pin Wafer (1 x 2)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-4
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-4
The 2-pin +5V ATX power supply connector is connected to a +5V ATX power supply.
Figure 4-4: +5V ATX Power Connector Location
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
VCC
2
GND
Table 4-4: +5V ATX Power Connector Pinouts
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4.2.3 ATX Power Supply Enable Connector
CN Label:
ATXCTL1
CN Type:
3-pin wafer (1x3)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-5
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-5
The ATX power supply enable connector enables the NANO-9453 to be connected to an
ATX power supply. In default mode, the NANO-9453 can only us an AT power supply. To
enable an ATX power supply the AT Power Select jumper must also be configured. Please
refer to Chapter 3 for more details.
Figure 4-5: ATX Power Supply Enable Connector Location
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
GND
2
PS_ON#
3
+5V Standby
Table 4-5: ATX Power Supply Enable Connector Pinouts
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4.2.4 Audio Connector (9-pin)
CN Label:
J_AUDIO1
CN Type:
9-pin header
CN Location:
See Figure 4-6
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-6
An optional module can be connected to the 10-pin audio connector to provide the system
with a high quality AC’97 or Azalia compatible codec that provides a complete integrated
audio solution.
Figure 4-6: Audio Connector Pinouts
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
AC97_SYNC
2
AC97_BITCLK
3
AC97_SDOUT
4
AC97_PCBEEP
5
AC97_SDIN
6
AC97_RST#
7
AC97_VCC
8
AC97_GND
9
AC97_12V
Table 4-6: Audio Connector Pinouts
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4.2.5 Compact Flash Socket
CN Label:
CF1 (solder side)
CN Type:
50-pin header (2x25)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-7
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-7
A CF Type I or Type II memory card is inserted to the CF socket on the solder side of the
NANO-9453.
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Figure 4-7: CF Card Socket Location
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
GROUND
26
VCC-IN CHECK1
2
DATA 3
27
DATA 11
3
DATA 4
28
DATA 12
4
DATA 5
29
DATA 13
5
DATA 6
30
DATA 14
6
DATA 7
31
DATA 15
7
HDC_CS0#
32
HDC_CS1
8
N/C
33
N/C
9
GROUND
34
IOR#
10
N/C
35
IOW#
11
N/C
36
VCC_COM
12
N/C
37
IRQ15
13
VCC_COM
38
VCC_COM
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14
N/C
39
CSEL
15
N/C
40
N/C
16
N/C
41
HDD_RESET
17
N/C
42
IORDY
18
SA2
43
SDREQ
19
SA1
44
SDACK#
20
SA0
45
HDD_ACTIVE#
21
DATA 0
46
66DET
22
DATA 1
47
DATA 8
23
DATA 2
48
DATA 9
24
N/C
49
DATA 10
25
VCC-IN CHECK2
50
GROUND
Table 4-7: CF Card Socket Pinouts
4.2.6 Digital Input/Output (DIO) Connector
CN Label:
DIO1
CN Type:
10-pin header (2x5)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-8
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-8
The digital input/output connector is managed through a Super I/O chip. The DIO
connector pins are user programmable.
Figure 4-8: DIO Connector Locations
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PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
1
GND
2
VCC
3
Output 3
4
Output 2
5
Output 1
6
Output 0
7
Input 3
8
Input 2
9
Input 1
10
Input 0
Table 4-8: DIO Connector Pinouts
4.2.7 Fan Connector
CN Label:
CPU_FAN1
CN Type:
3-pin header
CN Location:
See Figure 4-9
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-9
The cooling fan connector provides a 12V, 500mA current to a system cooling fan. The
connector has a "rotation" pin to get rotation signals from fans and notify the system so the
system BIOS can recognize the fan speed. Please note that only specified fans can issue
the rotation signals.
Figure 4-9: +12V Fan Connector Location
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PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
Rotation Signal
2
+12V
3
GND
Table 4-9: +12V Fan Connector Pinouts
4.2.8 Front Panel Connector (12-pin)
CN Label:
F_PANEL1
CN Type:
12-pin header (2x6)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-10
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-10
The front panel connector connects to external switches and indicators to monitor and
controls the motherboard. These indicators and switches include:
Power button
Reset button
Power LED
HDD LED
Figure 4-10: Front Panel Connector Pinout Locations
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FUNCTION
PIN
DESCRIPTION
FUNCTION
PIN
DESCRIPTION
Power
1
PWRBTSW-
Power LED
2
VCC
Button
3
Ground
4
Ground
HDD LED
5
VCC
6
SYSRST-
7
-HDLED
8
GND
Reset
Table 4-10: Front Panel Connector Pinouts
4.2.9 IDE Connector(44-pin)
CN Label:
IDE1
CN Type:
44-pin header (2x22)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-11
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-11
One 44-pin IDE device connector on the NANO-9453 supports connectivity to two hard
disk drives.
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Figure 4-11: Secondary IDE Device Connector Locations
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
RESET#
2
GROUND
3
DATA 7
4
DATA 8
5
DATA 6
6
DATA 9
7
DATA 5
8
DATA 10
9
DATA 4
10
DATA 11
11
DATA 3
12
DATA 12
13
DATA 2
14
DATA 13
15
DATA 1
16
DATA 14
17
DATA 0
18
DATA 15
19
GROUND
20
N/C
21
IDE DRQ
22
GROUND
23
IOW#
24
GROUND
25
IOR#
26
GROUND
27
IDE CHRDY
28
GROUND
29
IDE DACK
30
GROUND–DEFAULT
31
INTERRUPT
32
N/C
33
SA1
34
N/C
35
SA0
36
SA2
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37
HDC CS0#
38
HDC CS1#
39
HDD ACTIVE#
40
GROUND
41
VCC
42
VCC
43
GROUND
44
N/C
Table 4-11: Secondary IDE Connector Pinouts
4.2.10 Infrared Interface Connector (5-pin)
CN Label:
IR1
CN Type:
5-pin header (1x5)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-12
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-12
The infrared interface connector supports both Serial Infrared (SIR) and Amplitude Shift
Key Infrared (ASKIR) interfaces.
Figure 4-12: Infrared Connector Pinout Locations
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
VCC
2
NC
3
IR-RX
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4
GND
5
IR-TX
Table 4-12: Infrared Connector Pinouts
4.2.11 LVDS LCD Connector
CN Label:
LVDS1
CN Type:
30-pin crimp (2x10)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-13
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-13
The 30-pin LVDS LCD connector can be connected to single channel or dual channel,
18-bit or 36-bit LVDS panel.
Figure 4-13: LVDS LCD Connector Pinout Locations
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
1
GROUND
2
GROUND
3
LVDSA_Y0+
4
LVDSA_Y0-
5
LVDSA_Y1+
6
LVDSA_Y1-
7
LVDSA_Y2+
8
LVDSA_Y2-
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9
LVDSA_CLK+
10
LVDSA_CLK-
11
N/C
12
N/C
13
GROUND
14
GROUND
15
LVDSB_Y0+
16
LVDSB_Y0-
17
LVDSB_Y1+
18
LVDSB_Y1-
19
LVDSB_Y2+
20
LVDSB_Y2-
21
LVDSB_CLK+
22
LVDSB_CLK-
23
N/C
24
N/C
25
GROUND
26
GROUND
27
VCC_LVDS
28
VCC_LVDS
29
VCC_LVDS
30
VCC_LVDS
Table 4-13: LVDS LCD Port Connector Pinouts
4.2.12 Mini PCIe Socket
CN Label:
CN4
CN Type:
26-pin box header
CN Location:
See
CN Pinouts:
See
The 52-pin mini PCIe socket supports the latest PCIe extension cards such as wireless
LAN cards and other compatible devices.
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Figure 4-14: Mini PCIe Connector Pinout Locations
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
PCIE_WAKE#
2
VCC3
3
N/C
4
GND
5
N/C
6
1.5V
7
CLKREQ#
8
LFRAME#
9
GND
10
LAD3
11
CLK-
12
LAD2
13
CLK+
14
LAD1
15
GND
16
LAD0
17
PCIRST#
18
GND
19
LPC
20
VCC3
21
GND
22
PCIRST#
23
PERN2
24
3VDual
25
PERP2
26
GND
27
GND
28
1.5V
29
GND
30
SMBCLK
31
PETN2
32
SMBDATA
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33
PETP2
34
GND
35
GND
36
USBD-
37
N/C
38
USBD+
39
N/C
40
GND
41
N/C
42
N/C
43
N/C
44
RF_LINK#
45
N/C
46
BLUELED#
47
N/C
48
1.5V
49
N/C
50
GND
51
N/C
52
VCC3
Table 4-14: Mini PCIe Socket Pinouts
4.2.13 Parallel Port Connector
CN Label:
LPT1
CN Type:
26-pin box header
CN Location:
See Figure 4-15
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-15
The 26-pin parallel port connector connects to a parallel port connector interface or some
other parallel port device such as a printer.
Figure 4-15: Parallel Port Connector Location
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PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
STROBE#
2
DATA 0
3
DATA 1
4
DATA 2
5
DATA 3
6
DATA 4
7
DATA 5
8
DATA 6
9
DATA 7
10
ACKNOWLEDGE
11
BUSY
12
PAPER EMPTY
13
PRINTER SELECT
14
AUTO FORM FEED #
15
ERROR#
16
INITIALIZE
17
PRINTER SELECT LN#
18
GROUND
19
GROUND
20
GROUND
21
GROUND
22
GROUND
23
GROUND
24
GROUND
25
GROUND
26
NC
Table 4-15: Parallel Port Connector Pinouts
4.2.14 PCI-104 Slot
CN Label:
PC104_PLUS1
CN Type:
120-pin PCI-104 slot
CN Location:
See Figure 4-16
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-16
The PCI-104 slot enables a PCI-104 compatible expansion module to be connected to the
board.
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Figure 4-16: PCI-104 Slot Location
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Pin No.
Column A
Column B
Column C
Column D
1
GND/5V
TBD1
5V
AD00
2
VI/O1
AD02
AD01
+5V
3
AD05
GND
AD04
AD03
4
C/BE0#
AD07
GND
AD06
5
GND
AD09
AD08
GND
6
AD11
VI/O2
AD10
M66EN
7
AD14
AD13
GND
AD12
8
+3.3V
C/BE1#
AD15
+3.3V
9
SERR#
GND
SB0#
PAR
10
GND
PERR#
+3.3V
SDONE
11
STOP#
+3.3V
LOCK#
GND
12
+3.3V
TRDY#
GND
DEVSEL#
13
FRAME#
GND
IRDY#
+3.3V
14
GND
AD16
+3.3V
C/BE2#
15
AD18
+3.3V
AD17
GND
16
AD21
AD20
GND
AD19
17
+3.3V
AD23
AD22
+3.3V
18
IDSEL0
GND
IDSEL1
IDSEL2
19
AD24
C/BE3#
VI/O1
IDSEL3
20
GND
AD26
AD25
GND
21
AD29
+5V
AD28
AD27
22
+5V
AD30
GND
AD31
23
REQ0#
GND
REQ1#
VI/O2
24
GND
REQ2#
+5V
GNT0#
25
GNT1#
VI/O3
GNT2#
GND
26
+5V
CLK0
GND
CLK1
27
CLK2
+5V
CLK3
GND
28
GND
INTD#
+5V
RST#
29
+12V
INTA#
INTB#
INTC#
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Pin No.
Column A
Column B
Column C
Column D
30
-12V
TBD2
TBD
GND/3.3V
Table 4-16: PCI-104 Slot Connector Pinouts
4.2.15 SATA Drive Connectors
CN Label:
SATA1 and SATA2
CN Type:
7-pin SATA drive connectors
CN Location:
See Figure 4-17
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-17
The two SATA drive connectors are each connected to a first generation SATA drive. First
generation SATA drives transfer data at speeds as high as 150Mb/s. The SATA drives can
be configured in a RAID configuration.
Figure 4-17: SATA Drive Connector Locations
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
1
GND
2
TX+
3
TX-
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PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
4
GND
5
RX-
6
RX+
7
GND
Table 4-17: SATA Drive Connector Pinouts
4.2.16 Serial Port Connector (RS-422 or RS-485)
CN Label:
CN5
CN Type:
4-pin header (2x7)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-18
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-18
The 4-pin serial port connector supports RS-422 or RS-485 serial port.
Figure 4-18: RS-422/485 Serial Port Connector Location
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
TXD485#
2
TXD485+
3
RXD485+
4
RXD485#
Table 4-18: RS-422/RS-485 Serial Port Connector Pinouts
4.2.17 4-port Serial Port Connector (RS-232)
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CN Label:
COM
CN Type:
40-pin header (2x20)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-19
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-19
The 40-pin serial port connector contains the following four serial ports, COM 1, COM 2,
COM 3 and COM 4. COM 3 and COM 4 are RS-232 serial communications channels.
COM 2 is a multi function channel. In default mode COM 2 is an RS-232 serial
communication channel but, with the COM 2 function select jumper, can be configured as
either an RS-422 or RS-485 serial communications channel. The serial port locations are
specified below.
COM 1 is located on pin 1 to pin 10
COM 2 is located on pin 11 to pin 20
COM 3 is located on pin 21 to pin 30
COM 4 is located on pin 31 to pin 40
Figure 4-19: 4-port Serial Port Connector Pinout Locations
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
1
DATA CARRIER DETECT (DCD1) 2
DATA SET READY
3
RECEIVE DATA (RXD1)
4
REQUEST TO SEND (RTS1)
5
TRANSMIT DATA (TXD1)
6
CLEAR TO SEND (CTS1)
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PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
7
DATA TERMINAL READY (DTR1) 8
RING INDICATOR (RI1)
9
GND
GND
11
DATA CARRIER DETECT (DCD2) 12
DATA SET READY (DSR2)
13
RECEIVE DATA (RXD2)
14
REQUEST TO SEND (RTS2)
15
TRANSMIT DATA (TXD2)
16
CLEAR TO SEND (CTS2)
17
DATA TERMINAL READY (DTR2) 18
RING INDICATOR (RI2)
19
GND
GND
21
DATA CARRIER DETECT (DCD3) 22
DATA SET READY (DSR3)
23
RECEIVE DATA (RXD3)
24
REQUEST TO SEND (RTS3)
25
TRANSMIT DATA (TXD3)
26
CLEAR TO SEND (CTS3)
27
DATA TERMINAL READY (DTR3) 28
RING INDICATOR (RI3)
29
GND
GND
31
DATA CARRIER DETECT (DCD4) 32
DATA SET READY (DSR4)
33
RECEIVE DATA (RXD4)
34
REQUEST TO SEND (RTS4)
35
TRANSMIT DATA (TXD4)
36
CLEAR TO SEND (CTS4)
37
DATA TERMINAL READY (DTR4) 38
RING INDICATOR (RI4)
39
GND
GND
10
20
30
40
Table 4-19: 4-Port Serial Port Connector
4.2.18 USB Connectors (Internal)
CN Label:
USB01 and USB23
CN Type:
8-pin header (2x4)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-20
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-20
The 2x4 USB pin connectors each provide connectivity to two USB 1.1 or two USB 2.0
ports. Each USB connector can support two USB devices. Additional external USB ports
are found on the rear panel. The USB ports are used for I/O bus expansion.
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Figure 4-20: USB Connector Pinout Locations
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
1
VCC
2
GND
3
DATA-
4
DATA+
5
DATA+
6
DATA-
7
GND
8
VCC
Table 4-20: USB Port Connector Pinouts
4.3 External Peripheral Interface Connector Panel
Figure 4-21 shows the NANO-9453 rear panel. The NANO-9453 rear panel consists of
two RJ-45 Ethernet connectors, a PS/2 keyboard connector a USB port and a VGA
connector. These connectors are accessible when the NANO-9453 is installed in a
chassis.
Figure 4-21: NANO-9453 External Peripheral Interface Connector
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4.3.1 Keyboard/Mouse Connector
CN Label:
KB_MS1
CN Type:
Mini-DIN 6 PS/2
CN Location:
See Figure 4-21
CN Pinouts:
See Figure 4-22 and Table 4-21
The NANO-9453 CPU card has a mini-DIN 6 PS/2 connector on the mounting bracket for
easy connection to a PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse. The card comes with a cable to
convert the mini-DIN 6 PS/2 into two mini-DIN 6 PS/2 connectors for keyboard and mouse
connection.
Figure 4-22: PS/2 Pinouts
PIN
DESCRIPTION
1
KEYBOARD DATA
2
MOUSE DATA
3
GND
4
VCC
5
KEYBOARD CLOCK
6
MOUSE CLOCK
Table 4-21: Mini-DIN 6 PS/2 Connector Pinouts
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4.3.2 LAN Connectors
CN Label:
LAN1 and LAN2
CN Type:
RJ-45
CN Location:
See Figure 4-21
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-22
The NANO-9453 is equipped with two built-in GbE Ethernet controllers. The controllers
can connect to the LAN through two RJ-45 LAN connectors. There are two LEDs on the
connector indicating the status of LAN. The pin assignments are listed in the following
table:
PIN
DESCRIPTION
PIN
DESCRIPTION
1
MDIA3-
5
MDIA1+
2
MDIA3+
9
MDIA2+-
3
MDIA2-
10
MDIA0-
4
MDIA1-
11
MDIA0+
Table 4-22: LAN Pinouts
Figure 4-23: RJ-45 Ethernet Connector
The RJ-45 Ethernet connector has two status LEDs, one green and one yellow. The green
LED indicates activity on the port and the yellow LED indicates the port is linked. See
Table 4-23.
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STATUS
DESCRIPTION
STATUS
DESCRIPTION
GREEN
Activity
YELLOW
Linked
Table 4-23: RJ-45 Ethernet Connector LEDs
4.3.3 USB Connector
CN Label:
USB_C45
CN Type:
USB port
CN Location:
See Figure 4-21
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-24
The NANO-9453 has a one external USB 2.0 port. The port connects to both USB 2.0 and
USB 1.1 devices.
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
1
VCC
5
VCC
2
DATA-
6
DATA-
3
DATA+
7
DATA+
4
GROUND
8
GROUND
Table 4-24: USB Port Pinouts
4.3.4 VGA Connector
CN Label:
VGA1 and VGA2
CN Type:
15-pin Female
CN Location:
See Figure 4-21
CN Pinouts:
See Figure 4-24 and Table 4-25
The NANO-9453 has two 15-pin female connectors for connectivity to standard display
devices.
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Figure 4-24: VGA Connector
PIN
DESCRIPTION
PIN
DESCRIPTION
1
RED
2
GREEN
3
BLUE
4
NC
5
GND
6
GND
7
GND
8
GND
9
VCC / NC
10
GND
11
NC
12
DDC DAT
13
HSYNC
14
VSYNC
15
DDCCLK
Table 4-25: VGA Connector Pinouts
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Chapter
5
5 Installation
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5.1 Anti-static Precautions
WARNING:
Failure to take ESD precautions during the installation of the
NANO-9453 may result in permanent damage to the NANO-9453 and
severe injury to the user.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause serious damage to electronic components,
including the NANO-9453. Dry climates are especially susceptible to ESD. It is therefore
critical that whenever the NANO-9453, or any other electrical component is handled, the
following anti-static precautions are strictly adhered to.
Wear an anti-static wristband: - Wearing a simple anti-static wristband can
help to prevent ESD from damaging the board.
Self-grounding:- Before handling the board touch any grounded conducting
material. During the time the board is handled, frequently touch any
conducting materials that are connected to the ground.
Use an anti-static pad: When configuring the NANO-9453, place it on an
antic-static pad. This reduces the possibility of ESD damaging the
NANO-9453.
Only handle the edges of the PCB:-: When handling the PCB, hold the PCB
by the edges.
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5.2 Installation Considerations
NOTE:
The following installation notices and installation considerations should
be read and understood before the NANO-9453 is installed. All
installation notices pertaining to the installation of the NANO-9453
should be strictly adhered to. Failing to adhere to these precautions
may lead to severe damage of the NANO-9453 and injury to the person
installing the motherboard.
5.2.1 Installation Notices
WARNING:
The installation instructions described in this manual should be
carefully followed in order to prevent damage to the NANO-9453,
NANO-9453 components and injury to the user.
Before and during the installation please DO the following:
Read the user manual:
o
The user manual provides a complete description of the NANO-9453
installation instructions and configuration options.
Wear an electrostatic discharge cuff (ESD):
o
Electronic components are easily damaged by ESD. Wearing an ESD cuff
removes ESD from the body and helps prevent ESD damage.
Place the NANO-9453 on an antistatic pad:
o
When installing or configuring the motherboard, place it on an antistatic
pad. This helps to prevent potential ESD damage.
Turn all power to the NANO-9453 off:
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o
When working with the NANO-9453, make sure that it is disconnected
from all power supplies and that no electricity is being fed into the system.
Before and during the installation of the NANO-9453 DO NOT:
Remove any of the stickers on the PCB board. These stickers are required for
warranty validation.
Use the product before verifying all the cables and power connectors are
properly connected.
Allow screws to come in contact with the PCB circuit, connector pins, or its
components.
5.2.2 Installation Checklist
The following checklist is provided to ensure the NANO-9453 is properly installed.
All the items in the packing list are present
The CPU is installed
The CPU cooling kit is properly installed
A compatible memory module is properly inserted into the slot
The CF Type I or CF Type II card is properly installed into the CF socket
The jumpers have been properly configured
The NANO-9453 is inserted into a chassis with adequate ventilation
The correct power supply is being used
The following devices are properly connected
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
IDE device
SATA drives
Keyboard and mouse cable
Audio kit
Power supply
USB cable
Serial port cable
Parallel port cable
The following external peripheral devices are properly connected to the
chassis:
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o
o
o
Keyboard
Mouse
RS-232 serial communications device
5.3 CPU, CPU Cooling Kit and DIMM Installation
WARNING:
A CPU should never be turned on without the specified cooling kit
being installed. If the cooling kit (heat sink and fan) is not properly
installed and the system turned on, permanent damage to the CPU,
NANO-9453 and other electronic components attached to the system
may be incurred. Running a CPU without a cooling kit may also result
in injury to the user.
The CPU, CPU cooling kit and DIMM are the most critical components of the NANO-9453.
If one of these component is not installed the NANO-9453 cannot run.
5.3.1 Socket 479 CPU Installation
WARNING:
CPUs are expensive and sensitive components. When installing the
CPU please be careful not to damage it in anyway. Make sure the CPU
is installed properly and ensure the correct cooling kit is properly
installed.
To install a socket 479 CPU onto the NANO-9453, follow the steps below:
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WARNING:
When handling the CPU, only hold it on the sides. DO NOT touch the
pins at the bottom of the CPU.
Step 1: Unlock the CPU retention screw. When shipped, the retention screw of the
CPU socket should be in the unlocked position. If it is not in the unlocked
position, use a screwdriver to unlock the screw. See Figure 5-1.
Figure 5-1: Make sure the CPU socket retention screw is unlocked
Step 2: Inspect the CPU socket. Make sure there are no bent pins and make sure the
socket contacts are free of foreign material. If any debris is found, remove it with
compressed air.
Step 3: Correctly Orientate the CPU. Make sure the IHS (integrated heat sink) side is
facing upwards.
Step 4: Correctly position the CPU. Match the Pin 1 mark with the cut edge on the
CPU socket. See Figure 5-1.
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Step 5: Align the CPU pins. Carefully align the CPU pins with the holes in the CPU
socket.
Step 6: Insert the CPU. Gently insert the CPU into the socket. If the CPU pins are
properly aligned, the CPU should slide into the CPU socket smoothly.
Step 7: Lock the retention screw. Rotate the retention screw into the locked position.
See Figure 5-2.Step 0:
Figure 5-2: Lock the CPU Socket Retention Screw
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5.3.2 Cooling Kit CF-479B-RS Installation
Figure 5-3: IEI CF-479B-RS Cooling Kit
An IEI Socket 479 CPU cooling kit can be purchased separately. The cooling kit comprises
a CPU heat sink and a cooling fan.
WARNING:
Do not wipe off (accidentally or otherwise) the pre-sprayed layer of
thermal paste on the bottom of the CF-479B-RS heat sink. The thermal
paste between the CPU and the heat sink is important for optimum
heat dissipation.
To install the CF-479B-RS cooling kit, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Place the cooling kit onto the CPU. Make sure the CPU cooling fan cable
can be properly routed when the cooling kit is installed.
Step 2: Properly align the cooling kit. Make sure its four spring screw fasteners can
pass through the pre-drilled holes on the PCB.
Step 3: Secure the cooling kit. From the solder side of the PCB, align the support
bracket to the screw threads on heat sink that were inserted through the PCB
holes. (See Figure 5-4)
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Figure 5-4: Cooling Kit Support Bracket
Step 4: Tighten the screws. Use a screwdriver to tighten the four screws. Tighten each
nut a few turns at a time and do not over-tighten the screws.
Step 5: Connect the fan cable. Connect the cooling kit fan cable to the fan connector
on the motherboard. Carefully route the cable and avoid heat generating chips
and fan blades. See Figure 5-5. Step 0:
Figure 5-5: Connect the cooling fan cable
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5.3.3 SO-DIMM Installation
WARNING:
Using incorrectly specified SO-DIMM may cause permanently damage
the NANO-9453. Please make sure the purchased SO-DIMM complies
with the memory specifications of the NANO-9453. SO-DIMM
specifications compliant with the NANO-9453 are listed in Chapter 2.
To install a SO-DIMM into a SO-DIMM socket, please follow the steps below and refer
Figure 5-6.
Figure 5-6: SO-DIMM Installation
Step 1: Locate the SO-DIMM socket. Place the NANO-9453 on an anti-static pad with
the solder side facing up.
Step 2: Align the SO-DIMM with the socket. The SO-DIMM must be oriented in such a
way that the notch in the middle of the SO-DIMM must be aligned with the
plastic bridge in the socket.
Step 3: Insert the SO-DIMM. Push the SO-DIMM chip into the socket at an angle. (See
Figure 5-6)
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Step 4: Open the SO-DIMM socket arms. Gently pull the arms of the SO-DIMM socket
out and push the rear of the SO-DIMM down. (See Figure 5-6)
Step 5: Secure the SO-DIMM. Release the arms on the SO-DIMM socket. They clip into
place and secure the SO-DIMM in the socket.Step 0:
5.3.4 CF Card Installation
NOTE:
The NANO-9453 can support both CF Type I cards and CF Type II
cards. For the complete specifications of the supported CF cards
please refer to Chapter 2.
To install the a CF card (Type 1 or Type 2) onto the NANO-9453, please follow the steps
below:
Step 1: Locate the CF card socket. Place the NANO-9453 on an anti-static pad with
the solder side facing up. Locate the CF card.
Step 2: Align the CF card. Make sure the CF card is properly aligned with the CF
socket.
Step 3: Insert the CF card. Gently insert the CF card into the socket making sure the
socket pins are properly inserted into the socket. See Figure 5-7. Step 0:
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Figure 5-7: CF Card Installation
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5.4 Jumper Settings
NOTE:
A jumper is a metal bridge used to close an
electrical circuit. It consists of two or three metal
pins and a small metal clip (often protected by a
plastic cover) that slides over the pins to connect
them. To CLOSE/SHORT a jumper means
connecting the pins of the jumper with the plastic
clip and to OPEN a jumper means removing the
Figure 5-8: Jumper Locations
plastic clip from a jumper.
Before the NANO-9453 is installed in the system, the jumpers must be set in accordance
with the desired configuration. The jumpers on the NANO-9453 are listed in Table 5-1.
Description
Label
Type
CF card setup
JCF1
2-pin header
Clear CMOS
J_CMOS1
3-pin header
COM 2 function select
JP1
6-pin header
LVDS voltage selection
J_VLVDS1
3-pin header
PC104+ VIO Selector
JP2
3-pin header
PC104+ SERIRQ# support
JP3
2-pin header
Table 5-1: Jumpers
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5.4.1 CF Card Setup
Jumper Label:
JCF1
Jumper Type:
2-pin header
Jumper Settings:
See Table 5-2
Jumper Location:
See Figure 5-9
The CF Card Setup jumper sets the CF Type I card or CF Type II cards as either the slave
device or the master device. CF Card Setup jumper settings are shown in Table 5-2.
CF Card Setup
Description
Open
Slave
Short
Master
Default
Table 5-2: CF Card Setup Jumper Settings
The CF Card Setup jumper location is shown in Figure 5-9.
Figure 5-9: CF Card Setup Jumper Location
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5.4.2 Clear CMOS Jumper
Jumper Label:
J_CMOS1
Jumper Type:
3-pin header
Jumper Settings:
See Table 5-3
Jumper Location:
See Figure 5-10
If the NANO-9453 fails to boot due to improper BIOS settings, the clear CMOS jumper
clears the CMOS data and resets the system BIOS information. To do this, use the jumper
cap to close pins 2 and 3 for a few seconds then reinstall the jumper clip back to pins 1
and 2.
If the “CMOS Settings Wrong” message is displayed during the boot up process, the fault
may be corrected by pressing the F1 to enter the CMOS Setup menu. Do one of the
following:
Enter the correct CMOS setting
Load Optimal Defaults
Load Failsafe Defaults.
After having done one of the above, save the changes and exit the CMOS Setup menu.
The clear CMOS jumper settings are shown in Table 5-3.
Clear CMOS
Description
Short 1 - 2
Keep CMOS Setup
Short 2 - 3
Clear CMOS Setup
Default
Table 5-3: Clear CMOS Jumper Settings
The location of the clear CMOS jumper is shown in Figure 5-10 below.
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Figure 5-10: Clear CMOS Jumper
5.4.3 COM 2 Function Select Jumper
Jumper Label:
JP1
Jumper Type:
6-pin header
Jumper Settings:
See Table 5-4
Jumper Location:
See Figure 5-11
The COM 2 Function Select jumper sets the communication protocol used by the second
serial communications port (COM 2) as RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485. The COM 2 Function
Select settings are shown in Figure 5-11.
COM 2 Function Select
Description
Short 1-2
RS-232
Short 3-4
RS-422
Short 5-6
RS-485
Default
Table 5-4: COM 2 Function Select Jumper Settings
The COM 2 Function Select jumper location is shown in Table 5-4.
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Figure 5-11: COM 2 Function Select Jumper Location
5.4.4 LVDS Voltage Selection
WARNING:
Permanent damage to the screen and NANO-9453 may occur if the
wrong voltage is selected with this jumper. Please refer to the user
guide that cam with the monitor to select the correct voltage.
Jumper Label:
J_VLVDS1
Jumper Type:
3-pin header
Jumper Settings:
See Table 5-5
Jumper Location:
See Figure 5-12
The LVDS Voltage Selection jumper allows the LVDS screen voltage to be set. The LVDS
Voltage Selection jumper settings are shown in Table 5-5.
LVDS Voltage Select
Description
Short 1-2
+3V LVDS
Short 2-3
+5V LVDS
Default
Table 5-5: LVDS Voltage Selection Jumper Settings
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The LVDS Voltage Selection jumper location is shown in Figure 5-12.
Figure 5-12: LVDS Voltage Selection Jumper Pinout Locations
5.4.5 PCI-104 VIO Selector Jumper
Jumper Label:
JP2
Jumper Type:
3-pin header
Jumper Settings:
See Table 5-6
Jumper Location:
See Figure 5-13
The PCI-104 VIO Selector jumper allows the PCI-104 voltage to be set. The PCI-104 VIO
Selector jumper settings are shown in Table 5-5.
PCI-104 VIO Select
Description
Short 1-2
VCC
Short 2-3
VCC3
Table 5-6: PCI-104 VIO Selector Jumper Settings
The PCI-104 VIO Selector jumper location is shown in Figure 5-12.
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Figure 5-13: PCI-104 VIO Selector Jumper Pinout Locations
5.4.6 PCI-104 SERIRQ# Support Jumper
Jumper Label:
JP3
Jumper Type:
2-pin header
Jumper Settings:
See Table 5-7
Jumper Location:
See Figure 5-14
The PCI-104 SERIRQ# Support jumper enables or disable SERIRQ# on the PCI-104.
The PCI-104 SERIRQ# Support jumper settings are shown in Table 5-5.
JP3
Description
Open
None
Short
Support
Table 5-7: PCI-104 SERIRQ# Support Jumper Settings
The PCI-104 SERIRQ# Support jumper location is shown in Figure 5-12.
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Figure 5-14: PCI-104 SERIRQ# Support Jumper Pinout Locations
5.5 Chassis Installation
5.5.1 Airflow
WARNING:
Airflow is critical to the cooling of the CPU and other onboard
components. The chassis in which the NANO-9453 must have air vents
to allow cool air to move into the system and hot air to move out.
The NANO-9453 must be installed in a chassis with ventilation holes on the sides allowing
airflow to travel through the heat sink surface. In a system with an individual power supply
unit, the cooling fan of a power supply can also help generate airflow through the board
surface.
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NOTE:
IEI has a wide range of backplanes available. Please contact your
NANO-9453 vendor, reseller or an IEI sales representative at
sales@iei.com.tw or visit the IEI website (http://www.ieiworld.com.tw)
to find out more about the available chassis.
5.5.2 Motherboard Installation
To install the NANO-9453 motherboard into the chassis please refer to the reference
material that came with the chassis.
5.6 Internal Peripheral Device Connections
5.6.1 Peripheral Device Cables
The cables listed in Table 5-8 are shipped with the NANO-9453.
Quantity
Type
1
IDE Cable 44p/44p
1
4 RS-232 adapter cable
2
SATA drive cables
1
SATA drive power cable
1
Power cable
Table 5-8: IEI Provided Cables
Optional cables are listed below:
USB cable
RS-232/422/485 cable
LPT cable
ATX power cable
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5.6.2 IDE Cable Connection
The IDE flat cable connects to the NANO-9453 to one or two IDE devices. To connect an
IDE HDD to the NANO-9453 please follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Locate the IDE connector. The location/s of the IDE device connector/s is/are
shown in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Insert the connector. Connect the IDE cable connector to the onboard
connector. See Figure 5-15. A key on the front of the cable connector ensures it
can only be inserted in one direction.
Figure 5-15: IDE Cable Connection
Step 3: Connect the cable to an IDE device. Connect the two connectors on the other
side of the cable to one or two IDE devices. Make sure that pin 1 on the cable
corresponds to pin 1 on the connectorStep 0:
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5.6.3 5.1 Channel Audio Kit Installation
NOTE:
This is an optional item that must be ordered separately. For further
information please contact the nearest NANO-9453 distributor, reseller
or vendor or contact an iEi sales representative directly. Send any
queries to sales@iei.com.tw.
The optional 5.1 channel audio kit connects to the 10-pin audio connector on the
NANO-9453. The audio kit consists of three audio jacks. One audio jack, Mic In, connects
to a microphone. The remaining two audio jacks, Line-In and Line-Out, connect to two
speakers. To install the audio kit, please refer to the steps below:
Step 1: Connect the audio kit cable. The audio kit is shipped with a cable that
connects the audio kit to the NANO-9453. Connect the cable to the connector on
the back of the audio kit. Make sure the pins are properly aligned (i.e. pin 1
connects to pin 1).
Step 2: Locate the audio connector. The location of the 10-pin audio connector is
shown in Chapter 3.
Step 3: Align pin 1. Align pin 1 on the onboard connector with pin 1 on the audio kit
cable connector. Pin 1 on the audio kit cable connector is indicated with a white
dot. See Figure 5-16.
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Figure 5-16: 5.1 Channel Audio Kit
Step 4: Mount the audio kit onto the chassis. Once the audio kit is connected to the
NANO-9453, secure the audio kit bracket to the system chassis.
Step 5: Connect the audio devices. Connect one speaker to the line-in audio jack, one
speaker to the line-out audio jack and a microphone to the mic-in audio jack.
Step 6: Install the driver. If the 5.1 channel audio kit is used, the ALC655 Realtek
codec driver must be installed. Refer to Chapter 7 for driver installation
instructions.Step 0:
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5.6.4 7.1 Channel Audio Kit Installation
NOTE:
This is an optional item that must be ordered separately. For further
information please contact the nearest NANO-9453 distributor, reseller
or vendor or contact an iEi sales representative directly. Send any
queries to sales@iei.com.tw.
The optional 7.1 channel audio kit connects to the 10-pin audio connector on the
NANO-9453. The audio kit consists of five audio jacks. One audio jack, Mic In, connects to
a microphone. The remaining four audio jacks, Line-In, Front-Out, Rear-Out, and Center
Subwoofer, connect to speakers. To install the audio kit, please refer to the steps below:
Step 1: Connect the audio kit cable. The audio kit is shipped with a cable that
connects the audio kit to the NANO-9453. Connect the cable to the connector on
the back of the audio kit. Make sure the pins are properly aligned (i.e. pin 1
connects to pin 1).
Step 2: Locate the audio connector. The location of the 10-pin audio connector is
shown in Chapter 3.
Step 3: Align pin 1. Align pin 1 on the onboard connector with pin 1 on the audio kit
cable connector. Pin 1 on the audio kit cable connector is indicated with a white
dot. See Figure 5-16.
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Figure 5-17: 5.1 Channel Audio Kit
Step 4: Mount the audio kit onto the chassis. Once the audio kit is connected to the
NANO-9453, secure the audio kit bracket to the system chassis.
Step 5: Connect the audio devices. Connect one speaker to the line-in audio jack, one
speaker to the line-out audio jack and a microphone to the mic-in audio jack.
Step 6: Install the driver. If the 5.1 channel audio kit is used, the ALC655 Realtek
codec driver must be installed. Refer to Chapter 7 for driver installation
instructions.Step 0: Step 0:
5.6.5 SATA Drive Connection
The NANO-9453 is shipped with two SATA drive cables and one SATA drive power cable.
To connect the SATA drives to the connectors, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Locate the connectors. The locations of the SATA drive connectors are shown
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in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Insert the cable connector. Press the clip on the connector at the end of the
SATA cable and insert the cable connector into the onboard SATA drive
connector. See Figure 5-18.
Figure 5-18: SATA Drive Cable Connection
Step 3: Connect the cable to the SATA disk. Connect the connector on the other end
of the cable to the connector at the back of the SATA drive. See Figure 5-19.
Step 4: Connect the SATA power cable. Connect the SATA power connector to the
back of the SATA drive. See Figure 5-19. Step 0:
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Figure 5-19: SATA Power Drive Connection
5.6.6 Serial Port Connector Cable (Four Ports) Cable Connection
The NANO-9453 is shipped with one four serial port connector cable. The four serial port
connector cable connects four serial port connectors on the cable to the 40-pin serial port
connectors on the NANO-9453. To connect the four serial port connector cable please
follow the steps below.
Step 1: Locate the serial port connector. The location of the 40-pin serial port
connector is shown in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Align the connectors. Correctly align pin 1 on the cable connector with pin 1 on
the NANO-9453 40-pin serial port connector. See Figure 5-20.
Step 3: Insert the cable connectors. Once the cable connector is properly aligned with
the 40-pin serial port connector on the NANO-9453, connect the cable
connector to the onboard connectors. See Figure 5-20.
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Figure 5-20: Four Serial Port Connector Cable Connection
Step 4: Attach DB-9 serial port connectors to the chassis. The four DB-9 serial port
connectors can be inserted into four preformed holes in the chassis. Once,
inserted the DB-9 connectors should be secured to the chassis with the
retention screws.Step 0:
5.6.7 USB Cable (Dual Port)
The NANO-9453 is shipped with a dual port USB 2.0 cable. To connect the USB cable
connector, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Locate the connectors. The locations of the USB connectors are shown in
Chapter 3.
WARNING:
If the USB pins are not properly aligned, the USB device can burn out.
Step 2: Align the connectors. The cable has two connectors. Correctly align pin 1on
each cable connector with pin 1 on the NANO-9453 USB connector.
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Step 3: Insert the cable connectors. Once the cable connectors are properly aligned
with the USB connectors on the NANO-9453, connect the cable connectors to
the onboard connectors. See Figure 5-21.
Figure 5-21: Dual USB Cable Connection
Step 4: Attach the bracket to the chassis. The USB 2.0 connectors are attached to a
bracket. To secure the bracket to the chassis please refer to the installation
instructions that came with the chassis.Step 0:
5.7 External Peripheral Interface Connection
The following external peripheral devices can be connected to the external peripheral
interface connectors.
Mouse and keyboard
USB devices
RJ-45 Ethernet cable connectors
VGA monitors
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To install these devices, connect the corresponding cable connector from the actual
device to the corresponding NANO-9453 external peripheral interface connector making
sure the pins are properly aligned.
5.7.1 VGA Monitor Connection
The NANO-9453 has a single female DB-15 connector on the external peripheral interface
panel. The DB-15 connector is connected to a CRT or VGA monitor. To connect a monitor
to the NANO-9453, please follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Locate the female DB-15 connector. The location of the female DB-15
connector is shown in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Align the VGA connector. Align the male DB-15 connector on the VGA screen
cable with the female DB-15 connector on the external peripheral interface.
Step 3: Insert the VGA connector. Once the connectors are properly aligned with the
insert the male connector from the VGA screen into the female connector on the
NANO-9453. See Figure 5-22.
Figure 5-22: VGA Connector
Step 4: Secure the connector. Secure the DB-15 VGA connector from the VGA
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monitor to the external interface by tightening the two retention screws on either
side of the connector. Step 0:
5.7.2 PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Connection
The NANO-9453 has a single PS/2 connector on the external peripheral interface panel.
The PS/2 connector is connected to a keyboard and a mouse through the keyboard and
mouse cable that was shipped with the system. To connect a keyboard and mouse to the
NANO-9453, please follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Locate the PS/2 connector. The location of the PS/2 connector is shown in
Chapter 3.
Step 2: Align the PS/2 connector. Align the PS/2 connector on the keyboard and
mouse cable with the PS/2 connector on the external peripheral interface.
Step 3: Insert the PS/2 connector. Once the connectors are properly, insert thePS/2
connector from the keyboard and mouse cable into the PS/2 connector on the
NANO-9453. See Figure 5-23.
Figure 5-23: PS/2 Connector
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Step 4: Connect the keyboard and mouse. Once the cable is connected to the
NANO-9453 PS/2 connector. Connect the keyboard and mouse to their
respective PS/2 connector on the keyboard and mouse cable. Step 0:
CAUTION:
The keyboard and mouse cable has a specific connector for the mouse
and a specific connector for the keyboard. The cable is marked. Please
make sure the devices are connected to the correct connector.
5.7.3 RJ-45 Ethernet Connection
The NANO-9453 has two RJ-45 Ethernet connectors on the external peripheral interface
panel for LAN communications. Follow the steps below to connect an RJ-45 Ethernet
connector to the NANO-9453.
Step 1: Locate the RJ-45 connector. The location of the RJ-45 connector is shown in
Chapter 3.
Step 2: Insert an RJ-45 plug. Insert the RJ-45 plug of a LAN into the RJ-45 receptacle
on the external peripheral interface. See Figure 5-24. Step 0:
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Figure 5-24: RJ-45 Ethernet Connector
5.7.4 USB Connection
The external USB Series "A" receptacle connectors provide easier and quicker access to
external USB devices. Follow the steps below to connect USB devices to the NANO-9453.
Step 1: Locate the USB Series "A" receptacle connectors. The location of the USB
Series "A" receptacle connectors are shown in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Insert a USB Series "A" plug. Insert the USB Series "A" plug of a device into
the USB Series "A" receptacle on the external peripheral interface. See Figure
5-25. Step 0:
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Figure 5-25: USB Connector
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Chapter
6
6 AMI BIOS
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6.1 Introduction
A licensed copy of AMI BIOS is preprogrammed into the ROM BIOS. The BIOS setup
program allows users to modify the basic system configuration. This chapter describes
how to access the BIOS setup program and the configuration options that may be
changed.
6.1.1 Starting Setup
The AMI BIOS is activated when the computer is turned on. The setup program can be
activated in one of two ways.
1. Press the DELETE key as soon as the system is turned on or
2. Press the DELETE key when the “Press Del to enter SETUP”
message appears on the screen. 0.
If the message disappears before the DELETE key is pressed, restart the computer and try
again.
6.1.2 Using Setup
Use the arrow keys to highlight items, press ENTER to select, use the PageUp and
PageDown keys to change entries, press F1 for help and press ESC to quit. Navigation
keys are shown in.
Key
Function
Up arrow
Move to previous item
Down arrow
Move to next item
Left arrow
Move to the item on the left hand side
Right arrow
Move to the item on the right hand side
Esc key
Main Menu – Quit and not save changes into CMOS
Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu -Exit current page and return to Main Menu
Page Up key
Increase the numeric value or make changes
Page Dn key
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
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Key
Function
F1 key
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option
Page Setup Menu
F2 /F3 key
Change color from total 16 colors. F2 to select color
forward.
F10 key
Save all the CMOS changes, only for Main Menu
Table 6-1: BIOS Navigation Keys
6.1.3 Getting Help
When F1 is pressed a small help window describing the appropriate keys to use and the
possible selections for the highlighted item appears. To exit the Help Window press ESC or
the F1 key again.
6.1.4 Unable to Reboot After Configuration Changes
If the computer cannot boot after changes to the system configuration is made, CMOS
defaults. Use the jumper described in Chapter 5.
6.1.5 BIOS Menu Bar
The menu bar on top of the BIOS screen has the following main items:
Main Changes the basic system configuration.
Advanced Changes the advanced system settings.
PCIPnP Changes the advanced PCI/PnP Settings
Boot Changes the system boot configuration.
Security Sets User and Supervisor Passwords.
Chipset Changes the chipset settings.
Power Changes power management settings.
Exit Selects exit options and loads default settings
The following sections completely describe the configuration options found in the menu
items at the top of the BIOS screen and listed above.
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6.2 Main
The Main BIOS menu (BIOS Menu 1) appears when the BIOS Setup program is entered.
The Main menu gives an overview of the basic system information.
BIOS Menu 1: Main
System Overview
The System Overview lists a brief summary of different system components. The fields in
System Overview cannot be changed. The items shown in the system overview include:
AMI BIOS: Displays auto-detected BIOS information
o
o
o
Version:
Current BIOS version
Build Date: Date the current BIOS version was made
ID:
Installed BIOS ID
Processor: Displays auto-detected CPU specifications
o
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Type: Names the currently installed processor
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o
o
Speed: Lists the processor speed
Count: The number of CPUs on the motherboard
System Memory: Displays the auto-detected system memory.
o
Size:
Lists memory size
The System Overview field also has two user configurable fields:
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Use the System Time option to set the system time. Manually enter the hours, minutes
and seconds.
System Date [xx/xx/xx]
Use the System Date option to set the system date. Manually enter the day, month and
year.
6.3 Advanced
Use the Advanced menu (BIOS Menu 2) to configure the CPU and peripheral devices
through the following sub-menus:
WARNING:
Setting the wrong values in the sections below may cause the system
to malfunction. Make sure that the settings made are compatible with
the hardware.
CPU Configuration (see Section 6.3.1)
IDE Configuration (see Section 6.3.2)
SuperIO Configuration (see Section 6.3.3)
Hardware Health Configuration (see Section 6.3.4)
ACPI Configuration (see Section 6.3.5)
APM Configuration (See Section 6.3.6)
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MPS Configuration (see Section 6.3.6)
Remote Access Configuration (see Section 6.3.8)
USB Configuration (see Section 6.3.8)
BIOS Menu 2: Advanced
6.3.1 CPU Configuration
Use the CPU Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 3) to view detailed CPU specifications
and configure the CPU.
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BIOS Menu 3: CPU Configuration
The CPU Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 3) lists the following CPU details:
Manufacturer: Lists the name of the CPU manufacturer
Brand String: Lists the brand name of the CPU being used
Frequency: Lists the CPU processing speed
FSB Speed: Lists the FSB speed
Cache L1: Lists the CPU L1 cache size
Cache L2: Lists the CPU L2 cache size
The following CPU Configuration menu items can be configured.
Intel ® SpeedStep ™ tech.
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6.3.2 IDE Configuration
Use the IDE Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 4) to change and/or set the configuration
of the IDE devices installed in the system.
BIOS Menu 4: IDE Configuration
ATA/IDE Configurations [Compatible]
Disables the on-board ATA/IDE controller.
Disabled
Compatible
DEFAULT
Configures the on-board ATA/IDE controller to be in
compatible mode. In this mode, a SATA channel will
replace one of the IDE channels. This mode supports
up to 4 storage devices.
Enhanced
Configures the on-board ATA/IDE controller to be in
Enhanced mode. In this mode, IDE channels and SATA
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channels are separated. This mode supports up to 6
storage devices. Some legacy OS do not support this
mode.
Legacy IDE Channels [SATA Pri, PATA Sec]
Enables SATA channels only.
SATA Only
SATA Pri., PATA Sec
DEFAULT
PATA Only
Puts SATA channels before PATA channels.
Enables PATA channels only.
IDE Master and IDE Slave
When entering setup, BIOS auto detects the presence of IDE devices. BIOS displays the
status of the auto detected IDE devices. The following IDE devices are detected and are
shown in the IDE Configuration menu:
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
The IDE Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 4) allows changes to the configurations for the
IDE devices installed in the system. If an IDE device is detected, and one of the above
listed four BIOS configuration options are selected, the IDE configuration options shown in
Section 6.3.2.1 appear.
6.3.2.1 IDE Master, IDE Slave
Use the IDE Master and IDE Slave configuration menu to view both primary and
secondary IDE device details and configure the IDE devices connected to the system.
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BIOS Menu 5: IDE Master and IDE Slave Configuration
Auto-Detected Drive Parameters
The “grayed-out” items in the left frame are IDE disk drive parameters automatically
detected from the firmware of the selected IDE disk drive. The drive parameters are listed
as follows:
Device: Lists the device type (e.g. hard disk, CD-ROM etc.)
Type: Indicates the type of devices a user can manually select
LBA Mode: Indicates whether the LBA (Logical Block Addressing) is a
method of addressing data on a disk drive is supported or not.
Block Mode: Block mode boosts IDE drive performance by increasing the
amount of data transferred. Only 512 bytes of data can be transferred per
interrupt if block mode is not used. Block mode allows transfers of up to 64 KB
per interrupt.
PIO Mode: Indicates the PIO mode of the installed device.
Async DMA: Indicates the highest Asynchronous DMA Mode that is
supported.
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S.M.A.R.T.: Indicates whether or not the Self-Monitoring Analysis and
Reporting Technology protocol is supported.
32Bit Data Transfer: Enables 32-bit data transfer.
Type [Auto]
Use the Type BIOS option select the type of device the AMIBIOS attempts to boot from
after the Power-On Self-Test (POST) is complete.
BIOS is prevented from searching for an IDE disk
Not Installed
drive on the specified channel.
Auto
DEFAULT
The BIOS auto detects the IDE disk drive type
attached to the specified channel. This setting should
be used if an IDE hard disk drive is attached to the
specified channel.
CD/DVD
The CD/DVD option specifies that an IDE CD-ROM
drive is attached to the specified IDE channel. The
BIOS does not attempt to search for other types of
IDE disk drives on the specified channel.
ARMD
This option specifies an ATAPI Removable Media
Device. These include, but are not limited to:
ZIP
LS-120
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Use the LBA/Large Mode option to disable or enable BIOS to auto detects LBA (Logical
Block Addressing). LBA is a method of addressing data on a disk drive. In LBA mode, the
maximum drive capacity is 137 GB.
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BIOS is prevented from using the LBA mode control on
Disabled
the specified channel.
Auto
DEFAULT
BIOS auto detects the LBA mode control on the specified
channel.
Block (Multi Sector Transfer) [Auto]
Use the Block (Multi Sector Transfer) to disable or enable BIOS to auto detect if the
device supports multi-sector transfers.
BIOS is prevented from using Multi-Sector Transfer on the
Disabled
specified channel. The data to and from the device occurs
one sector at a time.
Auto
DEFAULT
BIOS auto detects Multi-Sector Transfer support on the
drive on the specified channel. If supported the data
transfer to and from the device occurs multiple sectors at
a time.
PIO Mode [Auto]
Use the PIO Mode option to select the IDE PIO (Programmable I/O) mode program timing
cycles between the IDE drive and the programmable IDE controller. As the PIO mode
increases, the cycle time decreases.
Auto
DEFAULT
BIOS auto detects the PIO mode. Use this value if the IDE disk
drive support cannot be determined.
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0
PIO mode 0 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 3.3MBps
1
PIO mode 1 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 5.2MBps
2
PIO mode 2 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 8.3MBps
3
PIO mode 3 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 11.1MBps
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PIO mode 4 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 16.6MBps
4
(This setting generally works with all hard disk drives
manufactured after 1999. For other disk drives, such as IDE
CD-ROM drives, check the specifications of the drive.)
DMA Mode [Auto]
Use the DMA Mode BIOS selection to adjust the DMA mode options.
Auto
DEFAULT
BIOS auto detects the DMA mode. Use this value if the IDE
disk drive support cannot be determined.
SWDMA0
Single Word DMA mode 0 selected with a maximum data
transfer rate of 2.1MBps
SWDMA1
Single Word DMA mode 1 selected with a maximum data
transfer rate of 4.2MBps
SWDMA2
Single Word DMA mode 2 selected with a maximum data
transfer rate of 8.3MBps
MWDMA0
Multi Word DMA mode 0 selected with a maximum data
transfer rate of 4.2MBps
MWDMA1
Multi Word DMA mode 1 selected with a maximum data
transfer rate of 13.3MBps
MWDMA2
Multi Word DMA mode 2 selected with a maximum data
transfer rate of 16.6MBps
UDMA1
Ultra DMA mode 0 selected with a maximum data transfer
rate of 16.6MBps
UDMA1
Ultra DMA mode 1 selected with a maximum data transfer
rate of 25MBps
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Ultra DMA mode 2 selected with a maximum data transfer
UDMA2
rate of 33.3MBps
Ultra DMA mode 3 selected with a maximum data transfer
UDMA3
rate of 44MBps (To use this mode, it is required that an
80-conductor ATA cable is used.)
Ultra DMA mode 4 selected with a maximum data transfer
UDMA4
rate of 66.6MBps (To use this mode, it is required that an
80-conductor ATA cable is used.)
Ultra DMA mode 5 selected with a maximum data transfer
UDMA5
rate of 99.9MBps (To use this mode, it is required that an
80-conductor ATA cable is used.)
S.M.A.R.T [Auto]
Use the S.M.A.R.T option to auto-detect, disable or enable Self-Monitoring Analysis and
Reporting Technology (SMART) on the drive on the specified channel. S.M.A.R.T predicts
impending drive failures. The S.M.A.R.T BIOS option enables or disables this function.
Auto
DEFAULT
BIOS auto detects HDD SMART support.
Disabled
Prevents BIOS from using the HDD SMART feature.
Enabled
Allows BIOS to use the HDD SMART feature
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
Use the 32Bit Data Transfer BIOS option to enables or disable 32-bit data transfers.
Prevents the BIOS from using 32-bit data transfers.
Disabled
Enabled
DEFAULT
Allows BIOS to use 32-bit data transfers on supported
hard disk drives.
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6.3.3 Super IO Configuration
Use the Super IO Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 6) to set or change the
configurations for the FDD controllers, parallel ports and serial ports.
BIOS Menu 6: Super IO Configuration
Serial Port1 Address [3F8]
Use the Serial Port1 Address option to select the Serial Port 1 base address.
No base address is assigned to Serial Port 1
Disabled
3F8
DEFAULT
Serial Port 1 I/O port address is 3F8
3E8
Serial Port 1 I/O port address is 3E8
2E8
Serial Port 1 I/O port address is 2E8
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Serial Port1 Mode [Normal]
Use the Serial Port1 Mode option to select the transmitting and receiving mode for the
first serial port.
Normal
DEFAULT
Serial Port 1 mode is normal
Serial Port 1 mode is ASK IR
ASK IR
Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Use the Serial Port2 Address option to select the Serial Port 2 base address.
No base address is assigned to Serial Port 2
Disabled
2F8/IRQ3
DEFAULT
Serial Port 2 I/O port address is 3F8 and the interrupt
address is IRQ3
Serial Port 2 I/O port address is 3E8 and the interrupt
3E8/IRQ4
address is IRQ4
Serial Port 2 I/O port address is 2E8 and the interrupt
2E8/IRQ3
address is IRQ3
Serial Port2 Mode [Normal]
Use the Serial Port2 Mode option to select the Serial Port2 operational mode.
Normal
DEFAULT
Serial Port 2 mode is normal
IrDA
Serial Port 2 mode is IrDA
ASK IR
Serial Port 2 mode is ASK IR
Parallel Port Address [Disabled]
Use the Parallel Port Address option to select the parallel port base address.
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Disabled
DEFAULT
No base address is assigned to the Parallel Port
378
Parallel Port I/O port address is 378
278
Parallel Port I/O port address is 278
3BC
Parallel Port I/O port address is 3BC
Parallel Port Mode [Normal]
Use the Parallel Port Mode option to select the mode the parallel port operates in.
Normal
DEFAULT
The normal parallel port mode is the standard mode
for parallel port operation.
Bi-directional
Parallel port outputs are 8-bits long. Inputs are
accomplished by reading 4 of the 8 bits on the
status register.
EPP
The parallel port operates in the enhanced parallel
port mode (EPP). The EPP mode supports
bi-directional communication between the system
and the parallel port device and the transmission
rates between the two are much faster than the
Normal mode.
ECP+EPP
The
parallel
port
operates
in
the
extended
capabilities port (ECP) mode. The ECP mode
supports bi-directional communication between the
system and the parallel port device and the
transmission rates between the two are much faster
than the Normal mode
The parallel port is also be compatible with EPP
devices described above
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Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Use the Parallel Port IRQ option to set the parallel port interrupt address.
IRQ5 is assigned as the parallel port interrupt address
IRQ5
IRQ7
DEFAULT
IRQ7 is assigned as the parallel port interrupt address
Serial Port3 Address [3E8]
Use the Serial Port3 Address option to select the base addresses for serial port 3
Disabled
No base address is assigned to serial port 3
3F8
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 3F8
2F8
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 2F8
3E8
DEFAULT
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 3E8
2E8
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 2E8
2F0
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 2F0
2E0
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 2E0
Serial Port3 IRQ [11]
Use the Serial Port3 IRQ option to select the interrupt address for serial port 3.
4
Serial port 3 IRQ address is 4
9
Serial port 3 IRQ address is 9
10
Serial port 3 IRQ address is 10
11
DEFAULT
Serial port 3 IRQ address is 11
Serial Port4 Address [2E8]
Use the Serial Port4 IRQ option to select the interrupt address for serial port 4.
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Disabled
No base address is assigned to serial port 4
3F8
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 3F8
2F8
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 2F8
3E8
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 3E8
2E8
DEFAULT
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 2E8
2F0
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 2F0
2E0
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 2E0
Serial Port4 IRQ [10]
Use the Serial Port4 IRQ option to select the interrupt address for serial port 4.
3
DEFAULT
Serial port 4 IRQ address is 9
9
10
11
Serial port 4 IRQ address is 3
DEFAULT
Serial port 4 IRQ address is 10
Serial port 4 IRQ address is 11
6.3.4 Hardware Health Configuration
The Hardware Health Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 7) shows the operating
temperature, fan speeds and system voltages.
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BIOS Menu 7: Hardware Health Configuration
CPU FAN Mode Setting [Full On Mode]
Use the CPU FAN Mode Setting option to configure the second fan.
Full On Mode
DEFAULT
Automatic mode
Fan is on all the time
Fan is off when the temperature is low
enough. Parameters must be set by the
user.
PWM Manual mode
Pulse width modulation set manually
When the CPU FAN Mode Setting option is in the Automatic Mode, the following
parameters can be set.
CPU Temp. Limit of OFF
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CPU Temp. Limit of Start
CPU Temp. Limit of Full
CPU Fan Start PWM
Slope PWM 1
When the CPU FAN Mode Setting option is in the PWM Manual Mode, the following
parameters can be set.
CPU Fan PWM control
CPU Temp. Limit of OFF [000]
WARNING:
Setting this value too high may cause the fan to stop when the CPU is
at a high temperature and therefore cause the system to be damaged.
The CPU Temp. Limit of OFF option can only be set if the CPU FAN Mode Setting option
is set to Automatic Mode. Use the CPU Temp. Limit of OFF option to select the CPU
temperature at which the cooling fan should automatically turn off. To select a value, select
the CPU Temp. Limit of OFF option and enter a decimal number between 000 and 127.
The temperature range is specified below.
Minimum Value: 0°C
Maximum Value: 127°C
CPU Temp. Limit of Start [020]
WARNING:
Setting this value too high may cause the fan to start only when the
CPU is at a high temperature and therefore cause the system to be
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damaged.
The CPU Temp. Limit of Start option can only be set if the CPU FAN Mode Setting
option is set to Automatic Mode. Use the CPU Temp. Limit of Start option to select the
CPU temperature at which the cooling fan should automatically turn on. When the fan
starts, it rotates using the starting pulse width modulation (PWM) specified in the Fan 3
Start PWM option below. To select a value, select the CPU Temp. Limit of Start option
and enter a decimal number between 000 and 127. The temperature range is specified
below.
Minimum Value: 0°C
Maximum Value: 127°C
CPU Temp. Limit of Full [080]
WARNING:
Setting this value too high may cause the fan to start rotating at full
speed only when the CPU is at a high temperature and therefore cause
the system to be damaged.
The CPU Temp. Limit of Full option can only be set if the CPU FAN Mode Setting option
is set to Automatic Mode. Use the CPU Temp. Limit of Full option to select the CPU
temperature at which the cooling fan starts to rotate at full speed. When the CPU
temperature exceeds the temperature specified in this option, the fan starts to rotate at full
speed. To select a value, select the CPU Temp. Limit of Full option and enter a decimal
number between 000 and 127. The temperature range is specified below.
Minimum Value: 0°C
Maximum Value: 127°C
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CPU Fan Start PWM [070]
The CPU Fan Start PWM option can only be set if the CPU FAN Mode Setting option is
set to Automatic Mode. Use the CPU Fan Start PWM option to select the PWM mode the
fan starts to rotate with after the temperature specified in the CPU Temp. Limit of Start is
exceeded. The Super I/O chipset supports 128 PWM modes. To select a value, select the
CPU Fan Start PWM option and enter a decimal number between 000 and 127. The
temperature range is specified below.
PWM Minimum Mode: 0
PWM Maximum Mode: 127
Slope PWM 1 [2 PWM]
The Slope PWM 1 option can only be set if the CPU FAN Mode Setting option is set to
Automatic Mode. Use the Slope PWM 1 option to select the linear rate at which the PWM
mode increases with respect to an increase in temperature. A list of available options is
shown below:
0 PWM
1 PWM
2 PWM
4 PWM
8 PWM
16 PWM
32 PWM
64 PWM
Hardware Health Monitoring
Use the Hardware Health Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 7) monitor system
environmental parameters. The following health parameters are monitored.
Temperature monitoring: The following system temperatures are monitored:
o
o
o
CPU Temperature
System Temperature
PWM Temperature
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Fan Speed Monitoring: The following system fan speeds are monitored:
o
System FAN Speed
Voltage Monitoring: The following system voltages are monitored:
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
CPU cCore
+1.8V
+3.30V
+5.00V
+12.0V
0.9V
1.5V
5VSB
VBAT
6.3.5 ACPI Configuration
The ACPI Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 8) configures the Advanced Configuration
and Power Interface (ACPI) and Power Management (APM) options.
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BIOS Menu 8: ACPI Configuration
ACPI Aware O/S [Yes]
Use the ACPI Aware O/S option to enable the system to configure ACPI power saving
options. ACPI can only be implemented if the system OS complies with the ACPI standard.
Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP all comply with ACPI.
Disables the ACPI support for the OS. This selection should
No
be disabled if the OS does not support ACPI
Yes
DEFAULT
Enables the ACPI support for the operating system. This
selection should be enabled if the OS does support ACPI
6.3.5.1 General ACPI Configuration
Use the General ACPI Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 9) to select the ACPI state
when the system is suspended.
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BIOS Menu 9: General ACPI Configuration [Advanced\ ACPI Configuration]
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Use the Suspend Mode option to specify the sleep state the system enters when it is not
being used.
The system enters S1(POS) sleep state. The system
S1 (POS)
appears off. The CPU is stopped; RAM is refreshed; the
system is running in a low power mode.
The system enters a S3(STR) sleep state. The CPU has
S3 (STR)
no power; RAM is in slow refresh; the power supply is in a
reduced power mode.
Auto
DEFAULT
The BIOS automatically selects a sleep state for the
system.
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Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Use the Repost Video on S3 Resume to determine whether the VGA BIOS post will be
invoked after the system is roused from an S3 (STR) suspend state.
No
Yes
DEFAULT
The VGA BIOS post is not invoked
The VGA BIOS post is invoked
6.3.6 APM Configuration
The APM Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 10) allows the advanced power
management options to be configured.
BIOS Menu 10:Advanced Power Management Configuration
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Power Management/APM [Enabled]
Use the Power Management/APM BIOS option to enable access to the advanced power
management features. If this option is disabled, the only other option on the screen is the
Power Button Mode.
Disables the Advanced Power Management (APM)
Disabled
feature
Enabled
DEFAULT
Enables the APM feature
Restore on AC Power Loss by IO [Last State]
Use the Restore on AC Power Loss by IO BIOS option to specify what state the system
returns to if there is a sudden loss of power to the system.
Power Off
The system remains turned off
Power On
The system turns on
Last State
The system returns to its previous state. If it was on, it
DEFAULT
turns itself on. If it was off, it remains off.
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Use the Power Button Mode BIOS to specify how the power button functions.
On/Off
DEFAULT
When the power button is pressed the system is either
turned on or off
Suspend
When the power button is pressed the system goes into
suspend mode
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Resume on Ring [Disabled]
Use the Resume on Ring BIOS option to enable activity on the RI (ring in) modem line to
rouse the system from a suspend or standby state. That is, the system will be roused by
an incoming call on a modem.
Disabled
DEFAULT
Wake event not generated by an incoming call
Wake event generated by an incoming call
Enabled
Resume on PME# [Disabled]
Use the Resume on PME# BIOS option to enable activity on the PCI PME (power
management event) controller to rouse the system from a suspend or standby state.
Disabled
DEFAULT
Wake event not generated by PCI PME controller
activity
Wake event generated by PCI PME controller activity
Enabled
Resume On RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Use the Resume On RTC Alarm option to specify the time the system should be roused
from a suspended state.
Disabled
DEFAULT
The real time clock (RTC) cannot generate a wake
event
Enabled
If selected, the following appears with values that
can be selected:
RTC Alarm Date (Days)
System Time
After setting the alarm, the computer turns itself on
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from a suspend state when the alarm goes off.
Power Supply Mode [ATX]
Use the Power Supply Mode BIOS option to select the power supply that is connected to
the system.
An AT power supply is connected to the system
AT
ATX
DEFAULT
An ATX power supply is connected to the system
6.3.7 MPS Configuration
Use the MPS Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 11) to select `he multi-processor table.
BIOS Menu 11: MPS Configuration
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MPS Revision [1.4]
Use the Multiprocessor Specification (MPS) for OS option to specify the MPS version
to be used.
MPS version 1.1 is used
1.1
1.4
DEFAULT
MPS version 1.4 is used
6.3.8 Remote Access Configuration
Use the Remote Access Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 12) to configure remote
access parameters. The Remote Access Configuration is an AMIBIOS feature and
allows a remote host running a terminal program to display and configure the BIOS
settings.
BIOS Menu 12: Remote Access Configuration [Advanced]
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Remote Access [Disabled]
Use the Remote Access option to enable or disable access to the remote functionalities
of the system.
Disabled
DEFAULT
Remote access is disabled.
Remote access configuration options shown below
Enabled
appear:
Serial Port Number
Serial Port Mode
Flow Control
Redirection after BIOS POST
Terminal Type
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
These configuration options are discussed below.
Serial Port Number [COM1]
Use the Serial Port Number option allows to select the serial port used for remote
access.
COM1
DEFAULT
System is remotely accessed through COM1
COM2
System is remotely accessed through COM2
COM3
System is remotely accessed through COM3
COM4
System is remotely accessed through COM4
NOTE: Make sure the selected COM port is enabled through the Super I/O configuration
menu.
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Base Address, IRQ [3E8h,4]
The Base Address, IRQ option cannot be configured and only shows the interrupt
address of the serial port listed above.
Serial Port Mode [115200 8,n,1]
Use the Serial Port Mode option to select baud rate through which the console redirection
is made. The following configuration options are available
115200 8,n,1 DEFAULT
57600 8,n,1
38400 8,n,1
19200 8,n,1
09600 8,n,1
NOTE:
Identical baud rate setting musts be set on the host (a management
computer running a terminal software) and the slave
Flow Control [None]
Use the Flow Control option to report the flow control method for the console redirection
application.
None
DEFAULT
No control flow,
Hardware
Hardware is set as the console redirection
Software
Software is set as the console redirection
Redirection After BIOS POST [Always]
Use the Redirection After BIOS POST option to specify when console redirection should
occur.
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Disabled
The console is not redirected after POST
Boot Loader
Redirection is active during POST and during Boot
Loader
Always
DEFAULT
Redirection is always active (Some OSes may not
work if set to Always)
Terminal Type [ANSI]
Use the Terminal Type BIOS option to specify the remote terminal type.
ANSI
DEFAULT
The target terminal type is ANSI
VT100
The target terminal type is VT100
VT-UTF8
The target terminal type is VT-UTF8
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support [Disabled]
Use the VT-UFT8 Combo Key Support option to enable additional keys that are not
provided by VT100 for the PC 101 keyboard.
The VT100 Terminal Definition is the standard convention used to configure and conduct
emergency management tasks with UNIX-based servers. VT100 does not support all keys
on the standard PC 101-key layout, however. The VT-UTF8 convention makes available
additional keys that are not provided by VT100 for the PC 101 keyboard.
Disabled
Enabled
DEFAULT
Disables the VT-UTF8 terminal keys
Enables the VT-UTF8 combination key. Support for
ANSI/VT100 terminals
Sredir Memory Display Delay [Disabled]
Use the Sredir Memory Display Delay option to select the delay before memory
information is displayed. Configuration options are listed below
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No Delay
DEFAULT
Delay 1 sec
Delay 2 sec
Delay 4 sec
6.3.9 USB Configuration
Use the USB Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 13) to read USB configuration
information and configure the USB settings.
BIOS Menu 13: USB Configuration
USB Function [6 USB ports]
Use the USB Function BIOS option to enable or disable a specified number of USB ports.
If only two USB ports are being used, disabling the remaining six USB frees up system
resources that can be redirected elsewehere.
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Disabled
USB function support disabled
2 USB Ports
Two USB ports are enabled
4 USB Ports
Four USB ports are enabled
6 USB Ports
DEFAULT
Six USB ports are enabled
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Use the USB 2.0 Controller BIOS option to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller
USB 2.0 controller disabled
Disabled
Enabled
DEFAULT
USB 2.0 controller enabled
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
Use the Legacy USB Support BIOS option to enable USB mouse and USB keyboard
support.
Normally if this option is not enabled, any attached USB mouse or USB keyboard does not
become available until a USB compatible operating system is fully booted with all USB
drivers loaded. When this option is enabled, any attached USB mouse or USB keyboard
can control the system even when there is no USB driver loaded onto the system.
Legacy USB support disabled
Disabled
Enabled
Auto
DEFAULT
Legacy USB support enabled
Legacy USB support disabled if no USB devices are
connected
USB2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Use the USB2.0 Controller Mode option to set the speed of the USB2.0 controller.
FullSpeed
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HiSpeed
DEFAULT
The controller is capable of operating at 480Mb/s
BIOS EHCI Handoff [Enabled]
Use the BIOS EHCI Handoff option for systems running OSes that do not have EHCI
hand-off support. The EHCI ownership change is managed by the EHCI driver.
Systems with OSes that do not support EHCI can
Disabled
use the EHCI handoff functionality.
Enabled
DEFAULT
Systems with OSes that do not support EHCI cannot
use the EHCI handoff functionality.
6.3.9.1 USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
Use the USB Mass Storage Device Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 14) to configure
USB mass storage class devices.
BIOS Menu 14: USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
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Device ##
The Device## field lists the USB devices that are connected to the system.
Emulation Type [Auto]
Use the Emulation Type BIOS option to specify the type of emulation BIOS has to provide
for the USB device.
NOTE:
Please note that the device’s formatted type and the emulation type
provided by the BIOS must match for a device to boot properly. If both
types do not match then device’s behavior is undefined. To make sure both
types match, format the device using BIOS INT13h calls after selecting the
proper emulation option in BIOS setup. The FORMAT utility provided by
Microsoft® MS-DOS®, Microsoft® Windows® 95, and Microsoft®
Windows® 98 can be used for this purpose.
Auto
Floppy
DEFAULT
BIOS auto-detects the current USB.
The USB device will be emulated as a floppy drive.
The device can be either A: or B: responding to
INT13h calls that return DL = 0 or DL = 1
respectively.
Forced FDD
Allows a hard disk image to be connected as a
floppy image. This option works only for drives
formatted with FAT12, FAT16 or FAT32.
Hard Disk
Allows the USB device to be emulated as hard disk
responding to INT13h calls that return DL values of
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80h or above.
CDROM
Assumes the CD-ROM is formatted as bootable
media. All the devices that support block sizes
greater than 512 bytes can only be booted using this
option.
6.4 PCI/PnP
Use the PCI/PnP menu (BIOS Menu 13) to configure advanced PCI and PnP settings.
WARNING:
Setting wrong values for the BIOS selections in the PCIPnP BIOS
menu may cause the system to malfunction.
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BIOS Menu 15: PCI/PnP Configuration
Clear NVRAM [No]
Use the Clear NVRAM option to specify if the NVRAM (Non-Volatile RAM) is cleared
when the power is turned off.
No
DEFAULT
System does not clear NVRAM during system boot
System clears NVRAM during system boot
Yes
Plug & Play O/S [No]
Use the Plug & Play O/S BIOS option to specify whether system plug and play devices
are configured by the operating system or the BIOS.
No
DEFAULT
If the operating system does not meet the Plug and Play
specifications, this option allows the BIOS to configure all the
devices in the system.
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This setting allows the operating system to change the
Yes
interrupt, I/O, and DMA settings. Set this option if the system
is running Plug and Play aware operating systems.
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Use the PCI Latency Timer option to specify the PCI latency time. The latency time is
measured in units of PCI clock cycles for the PCI device latency timer register.
Configuration options are:
32
64
DEFAULT
96
128
160
192
224
248
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
Use the Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA option to restrict the system from giving the VGA
adapter card an interrupt address.
Yes
(Default)
No
Assigns an IRQ to a PCI VGA card if card requests IRQ
Does not assign IRQ to a PCI VGA card even if the card
requests an IRQ
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
Use the Palette Snooping option to enable or disable the palette snooping function.
Disabled
DEFAULT
Unless the VGA card manufacturer requires palette
snooping to be enabled, this option should be disabled.
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PCI devices are informed that an ISA based Graphics
Enabled
device is installed in the system so the ISA based
Graphics card functions correctly. This does not
necessarily indicate a physical ISA adapter card. The
graphics chipset can be mounted on a PCI card. Always
check with the adapter card manual first, before
modifying the default settings in the BIOS.
PCI IDE BusMaster [Enabled]
Use the PCI IDE BusMaster BIOS option to enable or prevent PCI IDE busmastering.
Busmastering is prevented
Disabled
Enabled
DEFAULT
IDE controller on the PCI local bus has mastering
capabilities
OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card [Auto]
Use the OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card BIOS option to select the OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE
Card.
Auto
DEFAULT
The location of the Off Board PCI IDE adapter card is
automatically detected by the AMIBIOS.
PCI Slot 1
PCI Slot 1 is selected as the location of the OffBoard
PCI IDE adapter card. Only select this slot if the
adapter card is installed in PCI Slot 1.
PCI Slot 2
PCI Slot 2 is selected as the location of the OffBoard
PCI IDE adapter card. Only select this slot if the
adapter card is installed in PCI Slot 2.
PCI Slot 3
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PCI IDE adapter card. Only select this slot if the
adapter card is installed in PCI Slot 3.
PCI Slot 4 is selected as the location of the OffBoard
PCI Slot 4
PCI IDE adapter card. Only select this slot if the
adapter card is installed in PCI Slot 4.
PCI Slot 5 is selected as the location of the OffBoard
PCI Slot 5
PCI IDE adapter card. Only select this slot if the
adapter card is installed in PCI Slot 5.
PCI Slot 6 is selected as the location of the OffBoard
PCI Slot 6
PCI IDE adapter card. Only select this slot if the
adapter card is installed in PCI Slot 6.
IRQ# [Available]
Use the IRQ# address to specify what IRQs can be assigned to a particular peripheral
device.
Available
DEFAULT
The specified IRQ is available to be used by
PCI/PnP devices
Reserved
The specified IRQ is reserved for use by Legacy ISA
devices
Available IRQ addresses are:
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ 11
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IRQ 14
IRQ 15
DMA Channel# [Available]
Use the DMA Channel# option to assign a specific DMA channel to a particular PCI/PnP
device.
Available
DEFAULT
The specified DMA is available to be used by
PCI/PnP devices
The specified DMA is reserved for use by Legacy
Reserved
ISA devices
Available DMA Channels are:
DM Channel 0
DM Channel 1
DM Channel 3
DM Channel 5
DM Channel 6
DM Channel 7
Reserved Memory Size [Disabled]
Use the Reserved Memory Size BIOS option to specify the amount of memory that
should be reserved for legacy ISA devices.
Disabled
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No memory block reserved for legacy ISA devices
16K
16KB reserved for legacy ISA devices
32K
32KB reserved for legacy ISA devices
64K
54KB reserved for legacy ISA devices
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6.5 Boot
Use the Boot menu (BIOS Menu 16) to configure system boot options.
BIOS Menu 16: Boot
6.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration
Use the Boot Settings Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 16) to configure advanced
system boot options.
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BIOS Menu 17: Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Use the Quick Boot BIOS option to make the computer speed up the boot process.
No POST procedures are skipped
Disabled
Enabled
DEFAULT
Some POST procedures are skipped to decrease
the system boot time
Quiet Boot [Disabled]
Use the Quiet Boot BIOS option to select the screen display when the system boots.
Disabled
Enabled
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DEFAULT
Normal POST messages displayed
OEM Logo displayed instead of POST messages
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AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Use the AddOn ROM Display Mode option to allow add-on ROM (read-only memory)
messages to be displayed.
Force BIOS
DEFAULT
The system forces third party BIOS to display
during system boot.
The system displays normal information during
Keep Current
system boot.
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Use the Bootup Num-Lock BIOS option to specify if the number lock setting must be
modified during boot up.
Does not enable the keyboard Number Lock automatically. To
Off
use the 10-keys on the keyboard, press the Number Lock key
located on the upper left-hand corner of the 10-key pad. The
Number Lock LED on the keyboard lights up when the Number
Lock is engaged.
On
DEFAULT
Allows the Number Lock on the keyboard to be enabled
automatically when the computer system boots up. This allows
the immediate use of the 10-key numeric keypad located on
the right side of the keyboard. To confirm this, the Number
Lock LED light on the keyboard is lit.
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Use the PS/2 Mouse Support option adjusts PS/2 mouse support capabilities.
Disabled
PS/2 mouse support is disabled and prevented from
using system resources.
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Allows the system to use a PS/2 mouse.
Enabled
Auto
DEFAULT
The system auto-adjusts PS/2 mouse support.
Giga LAN Boot Support [Disabled]
Use the Giga LAN Boot Support option to enable the system to be booted from a remote
system.
Disabled
DEFAULT
Cannot be booted from a remote system through the
LAN
Enabled
Can be booted from a remote system through the
LAN
6.5.2 Boot Device Priority
Use the Boot Device Priority menu (BIOS Menu 18) to specify the boot sequence from
the available devices. Possible boot devices may include:
1st FLOPPY DRIVE
HDD
CD/DVD
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6.6 Security
Use the Security menu (BIOS Menu 19) to set system and user passwords.
BIOS Menu 19: Security
Change Supervisor Password
Use the Change Supervisor Password to set or change a supervisor password. The
default for this option is Not Installed. If a supervisor password must be installed, select
this field and enter the password. After the password has been added, Install appears
next to Change Supervisor Password.
Change User Password
Use the Change User Password to set or change a user password. The default for this
option is Not Installed. If a user password must be installed, select this field and enter the
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password. After the password has been added, Install appears next to Change User
Password.
6.7 Chipset
Use the Chipset menu (BIOS Menu 20) to access the NorthBridge and SouthBridge
configuration menus.
WARNING:
Setting the wrong values for the Chipset BIOS selections in the Chipset
BIOS menu may cause the system to malfunction.
BIOS Menu 20: Chipset
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6.7.1 NorthBridge Configuration
Use the NorthBridge Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 20) to configure the northbridge
chipset.
BIOS Menu 21:NorthBridge Chipset Configuration
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Use the DRAM Frequency option to specify the DRAM frequency or allow the system to
automatically detect the DRAM frequency.
Auto
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DEFAULT
Automatically selects the DRAM frequency
400MHz
Sets the DRAM frequency to 400MHz
533MHz
Sets the DRAM frequency to 533MHz
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Sets the DRAM frequency to 667MHz
667MHz
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
Use the Configure DRAM Timing by SPD option to determine if the system uses the
SPD (Serial Presence Detect) EEPROM to configure the DRAM timing. The SPD
EEPROM contains all necessary DIMM specifications including the speed of the individual
components such as CAS and bank cycle time as well as valid settings for the module and
the manufacturer's code. The SPD enables the BIOS to read the spec sheet of the DIMMs
on boot-up and then adjust the memory timing parameters accordingly.
DRAM timing parameters are manually set using the
Disabled
DRAM sub-items
Enabled
DEFAULT
DRAM timing parameter are set according to the
DRAM Serial Presence Detect (SPD)
If the Configure DRAM Timing by SPD option is disabled, the following configuration
options appear.
DRAM CAS# Latency [5]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [6 DRAM Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Precharge [6 DRAM Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precha [15 DRAM Clocks]
DRAM CAS# Latency [5]
Use the CAS Latency Time configuration option to set the Column Address Strobe (CAS)
delay time. (To be able to change this configuration option the DRAM Latency Timing
configuration option must be set to “Manual”) The following configuration options are
available
6 nanoseconds
5 nanoseconds DEFAULT
4 nanoseconds
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3 nanoseconds
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [6 DRAM Clocks]
Use the DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay option to specify the number of clock cycles must
elapse between sending a RAS (row address strobe) signal and the CAS (column address
strobe) signal. A pause is required between the RAS signal and the CAS signal to ensure
the memory is correctly addressed. (To be able to change this configuration option the
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD configuration option must be set to “Disabled”)
Configuration options are listed below:
2 DRAM Clocks
3 DRAM Clocks
4 DRAM Clocks
5 DRAM Clocks
6 DRAM Clocks
DEFAULT
DRAM RAS# Precharge [6 DRAM Clocks]
Use the DRAM RAS# Precharge option to set the speed at which the RAM terminates the
access of one row and start accessing another. (To be able to change this configuration
option the DRAM RAS# Precharge configuration option must be set to “Manual”) The
following configuration options are available
2 DRAM Clocks
3 DRAM Clocks
4 DRAM Clocks
5 DRAM Clocks
6 DRAM Clocks
DEFAULT
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precha [15 DRAM Clocks]
Use the DRAM RAS# Activate to Precha option to specify the length of the delay
between the activation and precharge commands for the RAS signal. That is how long
after activation can the access cycle be started again. This influences row activation time
that is considered when memory has hit the last column in a specific row, or when an
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entirely different memory location is requested. (To be able to change this configuration
option the Configure DRAM Timing by SPD configuration option must be set to
“Disabled”) The following configuration options are available:
4 DRAM Clocks
5 DRAM Clocks
6 DRAM Clocks
7 DRAM Clocks
8 DRAM Clocks
9 DRAM Clocks
10 DRAM Clocks
11 DRAM Clocks
12 DRAM Clocks
13 DRAM Clocks
14 DRAM Clocks
15 DRAM Clocks
DEFAULT
Memory Hole [Disabled]
Use the Memory Hole option to reserve memory space between 15MB and 16MB for ISA
expansion cards that require a specified area of memory to work properly. If an older ISA
expansion card is used, please refer to the documentation that came with the card to see if
it is necessary to reserve the space.
Disabled
15MB – 16MB
DEFAULT
Memory is not reserved for ISA expansion cards
Between 15MB and 16MB of memory is reserved for
ISA expansion cards
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Boots Graphics Adapter [IGD]
Use the Boots Graphics Adapter option to select the graphics controller used as the
primary boot device. Select either an integrated graphics controller (IGD) or a combination
of PCI graphics controller, a PCI express (PEG) controller or an IGD. Configuration
options are listed below:
IGD
DEFAULT
PCI/IGD
Internal Graphics Mode Select [Enable, 8MB]
Use the Internal Graphic Mode Select option to specify the amount of system memory
that can be used by the Internal graphics device.
Disable
1MB of memory used by internal graphics device
Enable, 1MB
Enable, 8MB
DEFAULT
8MB of memory used by internal graphics device
6.7.1.1 Video Function Configuration
Use the Video Function Configuration menu to configure the video device connected to
the system.
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Figure 6-1: Video Function Configuration
DVMT Mode Select [DVMT Mode]
Use the DVMT Mode Select option to select the Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology
(DVMT) operating mode.
A fixed portion of graphics memory is reserved as
Fixed Mode
graphics memory.
DVMT Mode
DEFAULT
Graphics
memory
is
dynamically
allocated
according to the system and graphics needs.
Combo Mode
A fixed portion of graphics memory is reserved as
graphics memory. If more memory is needed,
graphics
memory
is
dynamically
allocated
according to the system and graphics needs.
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DVMT/FIXED Memory [128MB]
Use the DVMT/FIXED Memory option to specify the maximum amount of memory that
can be allocated as graphics memory. This option can only be configured for if DVMT
Mode or Fixed Mode is selected in the DVMT Mode Select option. If Combo Mode is
selected, the maximum amount of graphics memory is 128MB. Configuration options are
listed below.
64MB
128MB
DEFAULT
Maximum DVMT
Boot Display Device [Auto]
Use the Boot Display Device option to select the display device used by the system
when it boots. Configuration options are listed below.
Auto
DEFAULT
CRT1
LFP
CRT2
CRT1+LFP
CRT1+CRT2
Flat Panel Type [1024*768(18bits)]
Use the Flat Panel Type option to select the type of flat panel connected to the system.
Configuration options are listed below.
640x480 (18bits)
800x600 (18bits)
1024x768 (18bits)
1280x1024 (36bits)
1400x1050 (36bits)
1600x1200 (36bits)
1280x768 (18bits)
1680x1050 (36bits)
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1920x1200 (36bits)
1024x768(48bits)
1440x900(36bits)
1440x900(48bits)
1280x800(18bits)
1280x600(18bits)
2048x1536(36bits)
6.7.2 SouthBridge Chipset Configuration
The SouthBridge Chipset Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 22) the southbridge chipset
to be configured.
BIOS Menu 22:SouthBridge Chipset Configuration
Audio Controller [AC`97 Audio]
The Audio Controller option allows selection of the audio controller to use.
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DEFAULT
HD-Audio
The Intel® High Definition Audio controller is enabled
AC`97 Audio
The on-board AC’97 controller is enabled
All Disabled
All audio controllers are disabled
OnBoard LAN1 [Auto]
The OnBoard LAN1 option enables or disables the on-board LAN1.
Auto
DEFAULT
The on-board LAN1 controller is automatically detected
and enabled
Enabled
The on-board LAN1 controller is manually enabled
Disabled
The on-board LAN1 controller is manually disabled
On-board LAN2 [Auto]
The On-board LAN2 option enables or disables the on-board LAN2.
Auto
DEFAULT
The on-board LAN2 controller is automatically detected
and enabled
Enabled
The on-board LAN2 controller is manually enabled
Disabled
The on-board LAN2 controller is manually disabled
Mini Card [Auto]
The Mini Card option enables or disables the PCI Express Mini Card.
Auto
DEFAULT
The PCI Express Mini Card is automatically detected
and enabled
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Enabled
The PCI Express Mini Card is manually enabled
Disabled
The PCI Express Mini Card is manually disabled
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6.8 Exit
Use the Exit menu (BIOS Menu 23) to load default BIOS values, optimal failsafe values
and to save configuration changes.
BIOS Menu 23:Exit
Save Changes and Exit
Use the Save Changes and Exit option to save the changes made to the BIOS options
and to exit the BIOS configuration setup program.
Discard Changes and Exit
Use the Discard Changes and Exit option to exit the BIOS configuration setup program
without saving the changes made to the system.
Discard Changes
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Use the Discard Changes option to discard the changes and remain in the BIOS
configuration setup program.
Load Optimal Defaults
Use the Load Optimal Defaults option to load the optimal default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. F9 key can be used for this operation.
Load Failsafe Defaults
Use the Load Failsafe Defaults option to load failsafe default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. F8 key can be used for this operation.
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Chapter
7
7 Driver Installation
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7.1 Available Software Drivers
NOTE:
The content of the CD may vary throughout the life cycle of the product
and is subject to change without prior notice. You may visit the IEI
website or contact technical support for the latest updates.
The following drivers can be installed on the system.
Chipset driver
VGA driver
LAN driver
Installation instructions are given below.
7.2 Driver CD Auto-run
All the drivers for the NANO-9453 are on the CD that came with the system. To install the
drivers, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Insert the CD into a CD drive connected to the system.
Step 2: The starts up automatically
Step 3: Select NANO-9453 from the initial menu shown in.
Step 4: A new screen with a list of available drivers appears (Figure 7-1).
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Figure 7-1: Available Drivers
Step 5: Select the driver to install from the list in Figure 7-1. Step 0:
7.3 Chipset Driver Installation
To install the chipset driver, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Select the INF driver from the list in Figure 7-1.
Step 2: A new window opens (Figure 7-2).
Figure 7-2: Chipset Driver Installation Program
Step 3: Double click the infinst_Autol icon in Figure 7-2.
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Step 4: The welcome screen in Figure 7-3 appears.
Figure 7-3: Chipset Driver Installation Welcome Screen
Step 5: Click NEXT in Figure 7-3 to continue the installation process.
Step 6: The license agreement in Figure 7-4 appears.
Figure 7-4: Chipset Driver Installation License Agreement
Step 7: Click YES to continue the setup.
Step 8: The Readme file in Figure 7-5 appears.
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Figure 7-5: Chipset Driver Readme File Information
Step 9: Click NEXT in Figure 7-5 to start the driver installation.
Step 10: After the driver installation process is complete, a confirmation screen (Figure
7-6) appears. Step 0:
Figure 7-6: Chipset Driver Installation Complete
7.4 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
To install the chipset driver, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Select the VGA driver from the list in Figure 7-1.
Step 2: A new window opens (Figure 7-7).
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Figure 7-7: Select the Operating System
Step 3: Select the operating system from those shown in Figure 7-7.
Step 4: A new window appears (Figure 7-8).
Figure 7-8: VGA Driver
Step 5: Click the installation program icon in Figure 7-8.
Step 6: The Readme information file shown in Figure 7-9 appears.
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Figure 7-9: GMA Driver Readme File
Step 7: Click NEXT to extract the GMA driver files. See Figure 7-10.
Figure 7-10: GMA Driver File Extraction
Step 8: The welcome screen shown in Figure 7-11 appears.
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Figure 7-11: GMA Driver Installation Welcome Screen
Step 9: To continue the installation process, click NEXT.
Step 10: The license agreement in Figure 7-12 appears.
Figure 7-12: GMA Driver License Agreement
Step 11: Click the YES in Figure 7-12 to continue.
Step 12: The installation notice shown in Figure 7-13 appears.
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Figure 7-13: GMA Driver Installing Notice
Step 13: A confirmation screen shown in Figure 7-14 appears.
Figure 7-14: GMA Driver Installation Complete
Step 14: After selecting when to restart the computer in Figure 7-14, click FINISH. Step 0:
7.5 Broadcom LAN Driver (for GbE LAN) Installation
To install the Broadcom LAN driver, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open Windows Control Panel (Figure 7-15).
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Figure 7-15: Access Windows Control Panel
Step 2: Double click the System icon (Figure 7-16).
Figure 7-16: Double Click the System Icon
Step 3: Double click the Device Manager tab (Figure 7-17).
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Figure 7-17: Double Click the Device Manager Tab
Step 4: A list of system hardware devices appears (Figure 7-18).
Figure 7-18: Device Manager List
Step 5: Double click the listed device that has question marks next to it. (This means
Windows does not recognize the device).
Step 6: The Device Driver Wizard appears (Figure 7-19). Click NEXT to continue.
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Figure 7-19: Search for Suitable Driver
Step 7: Select “Specify a Location” in the Locate Driver Files window (Figure 7-20).
Click NEXT to continue.
Figure 7-20: Locate Driver Files
Step 8: Select the proper OS folder under the “X:\3-LAN\BROADCOM BCM57xx
Drivers” directory (Figure 7-21) in the location browsing window, where “X:\” is
the system CD drive.
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Figure 7-21: Location Browsing Window
Step 9: Click OK to continue. A driver files location menu window appears. Click NEXT to
continue. The driver is installed.Step 0:
7.6 Realtek HD Audio Driver (ALC883) Installation
To install the Realtek High Definition (HD) Audio driver, please follow the steps below.
7.6.1 BIOS Setup
Step 1: Enter the BIOS setup. To do this, reboot the system and press DEL during POST.
Step 2: Go to the Southbridge Configuration menu. Set the Audio Controller option to
[Azalia]. See Chapter 6 for details.
Step 3: Press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS setup. The system reboots.
Step 0:
7.6.2 Driver Installation
Step 1: Insert the CD that came with the package.
Step 2: From the main driver menu, navigate to X:\4-AUDIO\AC-KIT883HD\Windows
(or other appropriate OS). X:\ represents the system CD drive. A new window
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appears showing the folder contents (Figure 6-26).
Figure 7-22: 4-AUDIO\AC-KIT883HD\Windows Folder
Step 3: Double-click the WDM_R140 icon to begin the driver installation process.
Step 4: Once the WDM_R140 icon is double clicked, the contents of the installation
package are extracted. See Figure 7-23.
Figure 7-23: HD Audio Driver Setup Extracting Files
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Step 5: The Welcome screen appears. Click NEXT. See Figure 7-24.
Figure 7-24: HD Audio Driver Setup Welcome Screen
Step 6: The driver is automatically installed.
Step 7: After the driver installation process is complete, a confirmation screen shown in
Figure 7-25 appears.
Figure 7-25: HD Audio Driver Installation Complete
Step 8: The confirmation screen shown in Figure 7-25 allows you to restart the
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computer immediately after the installation is complete or to restart the computer
later. For the settings to take effect the computer must be restarted. Once you
have decided when to restart the computer, click the “FINISH” button. Step 0:
7.7 Realtek AC`97 Audio Driver (ALC665) Installation
To install the Realtek AC `97 audio driver, please follow the steps below.
7.7.1 BIOS Setup
Step 1: Enter the BIOS setup. To do this, reboot the system and press DEL during POST.
Step 2: Go to the Southbridge Configuration menu. Set the Audio Controller option to
[AC`97]. See Section 6.7.2 for details.
Step 3: Press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS setup. The system reboots.
Step 0:
7.7.2 Driver Installation
Step 1: Insert the CD that came with the package.
Step 2: From the main driver menu, navigate to X:\4-AUDIO\AC-KIT08R\Windows (or
other appropriate OS). X:\ represents the system CD drive. A new window
appears showing the folder contents (Figure 7-26).
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Figure 7-26: CD 4-AUDIO\AC-KIT08R\Windows Folder
Step 3: Double-click the Setup.exe file to begin the driver installation process.
Step 4: Once you double click the Setup icon, the install shield wizard for the audio
driver starts. See Figure 7-27.
Figure 7-27: AC`97 Audio Driver Install Shield Wizard Starting
Step 5: The Realtek Audio Setup prepares the install shield to guide you through the
rest of the setup process. See Figure 7-24.
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Figure 7-28: AC`97 Audio Driver Setup Preparation
Step 6: After the install shield is prepared, the welcome screen shown in Figure 7-29
appears. To continue the installation process, click the “NEXT” button. The install
shield starts to configure the new software as shown in Figure 7-30.
Figure 7-29: AC`97 Audio Driver Welcome Screen
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Figure 7-30: AC`97 Audio Driver Software Configuration
Step 7: At this stage the “Digital Signal Not Found” screen appears (Figure 7-31). To
continue the installation process, click the “YES” button.
Figure 7-31: AC`97 Audio Driver Digital Signal
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Step 8: After clicking the “YES” button in Figure 7-31, the installation of the driver begins
(Figure 7-32).
Figure 7-32: AC`97 Audio Driver Installation Begins
Step 9: After the driver installation process is complete, a confirmation screen shown in
Figure 7-33 appears.
Figure 7-33: AC`97 Audio Driver Installation Complete
Step 10: The confirmation screen shown in Figure 7-33 allows you to restart the
computer immediately after the installation is complete or to restart the computer
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later. For the settings to take effect the computer must be restarted. Once you
have decided when to restart the computer, click the “FINISH” button. Step 0:
7.8 Intel Matrix Storage Manager Installation
To install the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager driver, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Select SATA from the list in Figure 7-1.
Step 2: A new window opens (Figure 7-34).
Figure 7-34: SATA RAID Driver Installation Program
Step 3: Double-click the INTEL folder.
Step 4: Double-click the iata62_cd.exe program icon in Figure 7-35.
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Figure 7-35: SATA RAID Setup Program Icon
Step 5:
Figure 7-36 shows the InstallShield Wizard preparing to guide the user
through the rest of the process.
Figure 7-36: InstallShield Wizard Setup Screen
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Step 6: Figure 7-37 shows the Matrix Storage Manager software configuring the
installation process.
Figure 7-37: Matrix Storage Manager Setup Screen
Step 7: Figure 7-38 shows the Matrix Storage Manager welcome screen.
Figure 7-38: Matrix Storage Manager Welcome Screen
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Step 8: Click NEXT and a warning appears (Figure 7-39). Read the warning carefully
and decide whether or not to continue the installation process.
Figure 7-39: Matrix Storage Manager Warning Screen
Step 9: Click NEXT and a license agreement appears (Figure 7-40).
Figure 7-40: Matrix Storage Manager License Agreement
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Step 10: Read the license agreement. To accept the terms and conditions stipulated in
the license agreement shown, click YES and the Readme information file shown
in Figure 7-41 appears.
Figure 7-41: Matrix Storage Manager Readme File
Step 11: Read the Readme file information and click NEXT.
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Step 12: After the driver installation process is complete, a confirmation screen appears
(Figure 7-42).
Figure 7-42: Matrix Storage Manager Setup Complete
Step 13: The confirmation screen offers the option of restarting the computer now or later.
For the settings to take effect, the computer must be restarted. Click FINISH to
restart the computer. Step 0:
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A
A BIOS Options
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System Overview .............................................................................................................. 102
System Time [xx:xx:xx] .................................................................................................... 103
System Date [xx/xx/xx] ..................................................................................................... 103
ATA/IDE Configurations [Compatible] ............................................................................ 106
Legacy IDE Channels [SATA Pri, PATA Sec]................................................................... 107
IDE Master and IDE Slave................................................................................................. 107
Auto-Detected Drive Parameters..................................................................................... 108
Type [Auto] ........................................................................................................................ 109
ZIP....................................................................................................................................... 109
LS-120 ................................................................................................................................ 109
LBA/Large Mode [Auto].................................................................................................... 109
Block (Multi Sector Transfer) [Auto] ................................................................................110
PIO Mode [Auto].................................................................................................................110
DMA Mode [Auto] ...............................................................................................................111
S.M.A.R.T [Auto].................................................................................................................112
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]...........................................................................................112
Serial Port1 Address [3F8] ................................................................................................113
Serial Port1 Mode [Normal]...............................................................................................114
Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3].......................................................................................114
Serial Port2 Mode [Normal]...............................................................................................114
Parallel Port Address [Disabled] ......................................................................................114
Parallel Port Mode [Normal]..............................................................................................115
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7].....................................................................................................116
Serial Port3 Address [3E8] ................................................................................................116
Serial Port3 IRQ [11] ..........................................................................................................116
Serial Port4 Address [2E8] ................................................................................................116
Serial Port4 IRQ [10] ..........................................................................................................117
CPU FAN Mode Setting [Full On Mode] ...........................................................................118
CPU Temp. Limit of OFF [000] ..........................................................................................119
CPU Temp. Limit of Start [020]..........................................................................................119
CPU Temp. Limit of Full [080] .......................................................................................... 120
CPU Fan Start PWM [070]................................................................................................. 121
Slope PWM 1 [2 PWM] ...................................................................................................... 121
Hardware Health Monitoring ............................................................................................ 121
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ACPI Aware O/S [Yes] ....................................................................................................... 123
Suspend Mode [Auto]....................................................................................................... 124
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No] ................................................................................... 125
Power Management/APM [Enabled]................................................................................ 126
Restore on AC Power Loss by IO [Last State] ............................................................... 126
Power Button Mode [On/Off]............................................................................................ 126
Resume on Ring [Disabled] ............................................................................................. 127
Resume on PME# [Disabled] ........................................................................................... 127
Resume On RTC Alarm [Disabled] .................................................................................. 127
RTC Alarm Date (Days)..................................................................................................... 127
System Time ...................................................................................................................... 127
Power Supply Mode [ATX] ............................................................................................... 128
MPS Revision [1.4]............................................................................................................ 129
Remote Access [Disabled]............................................................................................... 130
Serial Port Number ........................................................................................................... 130
Serial Port Mode................................................................................................................ 130
Flow Control ...................................................................................................................... 130
Redirection after BIOS POST........................................................................................... 130
Terminal Type .................................................................................................................... 130
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support.......................................................................................... 130
Serial Port Number [COM1].............................................................................................. 130
Base Address, IRQ [3E8h,4]............................................................................................. 131
Serial Port Mode [115200 8,n,1] ....................................................................................... 131
Flow Control [None].......................................................................................................... 131
Redirection After BIOS POST [Always] .......................................................................... 131
Terminal Type [ANSI] ........................................................................................................ 132
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support [Disabled] ....................................................................... 132
Sredir Memory Display Delay [Disabled]........................................................................ 132
USB Function [6 USB ports] ............................................................................................ 133
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]........................................................................................... 134
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]....................................................................................... 134
USB2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed] ................................................................................. 134
BIOS EHCI Handoff [Enabled].......................................................................................... 135
Device ##............................................................................................................................ 136
Emulation Type [Auto]...................................................................................................... 136
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Clear NVRAM [No]............................................................................................................. 138
Plug & Play O/S [No]......................................................................................................... 138
PCI Latency Timer [64] ..................................................................................................... 139
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]......................................................................................... 139
Palette Snooping [Disabled] ............................................................................................ 139
PCI IDE BusMaster [Enabled] .......................................................................................... 140
OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card [Auto]................................................................................... 140
IRQ# [Available] .............................................................................................................. 141
DMA Channel# [Available]................................................................................................ 142
Reserved Memory Size [Disabled] .................................................................................. 142
Quick Boot [Enabled] ....................................................................................................... 144
Quiet Boot [Disabled] ....................................................................................................... 144
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] ....................................................................... 145
Bootup Num-Lock [On] .................................................................................................... 145
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto] ............................................................................................. 145
Giga LAN Boot Support [Disabled] ................................................................................. 146
Change Supervisor Password ......................................................................................... 148
Change User Password.................................................................................................... 148
DRAM Frequency [Auto] .................................................................................................. 150
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled] ................................................................... 151
DRAM CAS# Latency [5]................................................................................................... 151
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [6 DRAM Clocks]............................................................... 152
DRAM RAS# Precharge [6 DRAM Clocks]...................................................................... 152
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precha [15 DRAM Clocks] ...................................................... 152
Memory Hole [Disabled] ................................................................................................... 153
Boots Graphics Adapter [IGD] ......................................................................................... 154
Internal Graphics Mode Select [Enable, 8MB] ............................................................... 154
DVMT Mode Select [DVMT Mode].................................................................................... 155
DVMT/FIXED Memory [128MB] ........................................................................................ 156
Boot Display Device [Auto].............................................................................................. 156
Flat Panel Type [1024*768(18bits)] .................................................................................. 156
Audio Controller [AC`97 Audio]....................................................................................... 157
OnBoard LAN1 [Auto]....................................................................................................... 158
On-board LAN2 [Auto]...................................................................................................... 158
Mini Card [Auto] ................................................................................................................ 158
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Save Changes and Exit .................................................................................................... 159
Discard Changes and Exit................................................................................................ 159
Discard Changes............................................................................................................... 159
Load Optimal Defaults ...................................................................................................... 160
Load Failsafe Defaults ...................................................................................................... 160
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B
B DIO Interface
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B.1 DIO Interface Introduction
The DIO connector on the NANO-9453 is interfaced to GIO ports on the iTE Super I/O
chipset. The DIO has both 4-bit digital inputs and 4-bit digital outputs. The digital inputs
and digital outputs are generally control signals that control the on/off circuit of external
devices or TTL devices. Data can be read or written to the selected address to enable the
DIO functions.
NOTE:
For further information, please refer to the datasheet for the iTE Super
I/O chipset.
B.2 DIO Connector Pinouts
The following table describes how the DIO connector pins are connected to the Super I/O
GPIO port 1.
Pin No
Description
Super I/O Pin
Super I/O Pin Descripton
1
Ground
N/A
N/A
2
VCC
N/A
N/A
3
Output 0
GP14
General purpose I/O port 1 bit 4.
4
Output 1
GP15
General purpose I/O port 1 bit 5.
5
Output 2
GP16
General purpose I/O port 1 bit 6.
6
Output 3
GP17
General purpose I/O port 1 bit 7.
7
Input 0
GP10
General purpose I/O port 1 bit 0.
8
Input 1
GP11
General purpose I/O port 1 bit 1
9
Input 2
GP12
General purpose I/O port 1 bit 2
10
Input 3
GP13
General purpose I/O port 1 bit 3
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B.3 Assembly Language Samples
B.3.1 Enable the DIO Input Function
The BIOS interrupt call INT 15H controls the digital I/O. An assembly program to enable
digital I/O input functions is listed below.
MOV
AX, 6F08H
Sets the digital port as input
INT
15H
Initiates the INT 15H BIOS call
B.3.2 Enable the DIO Output Function
The BIOS interrupt call INT 15H controls the digital I/O. An assembly program to enable
digital I/O output functions is listed below.
MOV
AX, 6F09H
MOV
BL, 09H
INT
15H
Sets the digital port as output
Initiates the INT 15H BIOS call
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Appendix
C
C Watchdog Timer
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NOTE:
The following discussion applies to DOS environment. IEI support is
contacted or the IEI website visited for specific drivers for more
sophisticated operating systems, e.g., Windows and Linux.
The Watchdog Timer is provided to ensure that standalone systems can always recover
from catastrophic conditions that cause the CPU to crash. This condition may have
occurred by external EMI or a software bug. When the CPU stops working correctly,
Watchdog Timer either performs a hardware reset (cold boot) or a Non-Maskable Interrupt
(NMI) to bring the system back to a known state.
A BIOS function call (INT 15H) is used to control the Watchdog Timer:
INT 15H:
AH – 6FH Sub-function:
AL – 2:
Sets the Watchdog Timer’s period.
BL:
Time-out value (Its unit-second is dependent on the item “Watchdog
Timer unit select” in CMOS setup).
Table C-1: AH-6FH Sub-function
Call sub-function 2 to set the time-out period of Watchdog Timer first. If the time-out value
is not zero, the Watchdog Timer starts counting down. While the timer value reaches zero,
the system resets. To ensure that this reset condition does not occur, calling sub-function
2 must periodically refresh the Watchdog Timer. However, the Watchdog timer is disabled
if the time-out value is set to zero.
A tolerance of at least 10% must be maintained to avoid unknown routines within the
operating system (DOS), such as disk I/O that can be very time-consuming.
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NOTE:
When exiting a program it is necessary to disable the Watchdog Timer,
otherwise the system resets.
Example program:
; INITIAL TIMER PERIOD COUNTER
;
W_LOOP:
MOV
AX, 6F02H
;setting the time-out value
MOV
BL, 30
;time-out value is 48 seconds
INT
15H
;
; ADD THE APPLICATION PROGRAM HERE
;
CMP
EXIT_AP, 1
JNE
W_LOOP
;is the application over?
;No, restart the application
MOV
AX, 6F02H
;disable Watchdog Timer
MOV
BL, 0
;
INT
15H
;
; EXIT ;
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D
D Address Mapping
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D.1 Address Map
I/O address Range
Description
000-01F
DMA Controller
020-021
Interrupt Controller
040-043
System time
060-06F
Keyboard Controller
070-07F
System CMOS/Real time Clock
080-09F
DMA Controller
0A0-0A1
Interrupt Controller
0C0-0DF
DMA Controller
0F0-0FF
Numeric data processor
1F0-1F7
Primary IDE Channel
2E8-2EF
Serial Port 2 (COM2)
2F8-2FF
Serial Port 2 (COM2)
378-37F
Parallel Printer Port 1 (LPT1)
3B0-3BB
Intel Graphics Controller
3C0-3DF
Intel Graphics Controller
3E8-3EF
Serial Port 3 (COM3)
3F6-3F6
Primary IDE Channel
3F7-3F7
Standard floppy disk controller
3F8-3FF
Serial Port 1 (COM1)
Table D-1: IO Address Map
D.2 1st MB Memory Address Map
Memory address
Description
00000-9FFFF
System memory
A0000-BFFFF
VGA buffer
F0000-FFFFF
System BIOS
1000000-
Extend BIOS
Table D-2: 1st MB Memory Address Map
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D.3 IRQ Mapping Table
IRQ0
System Timer IRQ8
RTC clock
IRQ1
Keyboard
IRQ9
ACPI
IRQ2
Available
IRQ10
LAN/COM4
IRQ3
COM2
IRQ11
LAN/USB2.0/SATA
IRQ4
COM1
IRQ12
PS/2 mouse
IRQ5
SMBus Controller IRQ13
FPU
IRQ6
FDC
IRQ14
Primary IDE
IRQ7
Available
IRQ15
Secondary IDE
Table D-3: IRQ Mapping Table
D.4 DMA Channel Assignments
Channel
Function
0
Available
1
Available
2
Floppy disk (8-bit transfer)
3
Available
4
Cascade for DMA controller 1
5
Available
6
Available
7
Available
Table D-4: IRQ Mapping Table
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Appendix
E
®
E Intel Matrix Storage
Manager
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E.1 Introduction
The Intel® ICH7R chipset can provide data protection for serial ATA (SATA) disks via the
Intel® Matrix Storage Manager using one of three fault-tolerant RAID levels: RAID 1, 5 or
10. When using two hard drives, matrix RAID allows RAID 0 and RAID 1 functions to be
combined, where critical files can be stored on RAID 1, and RAID 0 can be used for
non-critical items such as software. RAID 5 and RAID 0 can be combined to provide
higher performance, capacity, and fault tolerance.
CAUTION!
A configured RAID volume (which may consist of multiple hard drives) appears
to an operating system as a contingent storage space. The operating system
will not be able to distinguish the physical disk drives contained in a RAID
configuration.
E.1.1 Precautions
One key benefit a RAID configuration brings is that a single hard drive can fail within a
RAID array without damaging data. With RAID1 array, a failed drive can be replaced and
the RAID configuration restored.
WARNING!
Irrecoverable data loss occurs if a working drive is removed when trying to
remove a failed drive. It is strongly recommended to mark the physical
connections of all SATA disk drives. Drive locations can be identified by
attaching stickers to the drive bays. If a drive member of a RAID array should
fail, the failed drive can then be correctly identified.
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CAUTION!
Do not accidentally disconnect the SATA drive cables. Carefully route the
cables within the chassis to avoid system down time.
E.2 Features and Benefits
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 10
Supports connectivity to two or more disk drives
Supported Operating Systems include: Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
and Windows Vista
E.3 Accessing the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager
To access the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Connect SATA drives to the system. Connect two or more SATA drives to the
system. Make sure the drives have the same capacity, are the same type and
have the same speed.
NOTE:
Make sure the SATA drives are EXACTLY the same when they are configured
in a RAID configuration. If they are not the same size, disk drive capacity is
sacrificed and overall performance affected.
Step 2: Enable SATA drives in BIOS. Start the computer and access the BIOS setup
program. Enable SATA support for all IDE devices. Refer to the applicable BIOS
configuration section in this user manual.
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Step 3: Save and Exit BIOS. After the SATA support option is enabled, save and exit
the BIOS.
Step 4: Reboot the system. Reboot the system after saving and exiting the BIOS.
Step 5: Press Ctrl+I. During the system boot process, press Ctrl+I when prompted to
enter the RAID configuration software.
Step 6: Configure the RAID settings. Use the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager to
configure the RAID array. Brief descriptions of configuration options are given
below.
Step 7: Install the OS. After the RAID array has been configured, install the OS. To do
this, please refer to the documentation that came with the OS.Step 0:
E.4 RAID Configuration
E.4.1 Creating a RAID Volume
WARNING!
All data previously stored on the member drives of a RAID configuration are
destroyed during the RAID initialization process. If “used” drives are used to
create a RAID array, make sure the data has been moved or backed up
before creating a RAID array out of the disk drives.
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Step 1: Select “Create RAID Volume.” Use the arrow keys to highlight Create RAID
Volume and press ENTER. See Figure E-1.
Figure E-1: Matrix Storage Manager Main Menu
Step 2: Name the RAID volume. Enter a name for the RAID volume, or press ENTER to
accept the default volume name. Upper and lower case alphabetic, numeric,
space, and underscore characters are all applicable for naming an array. See
Figure E-2.
Figure E-2: Create RAID Volume Name
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Step 3: Choose the RAID level. Select a RAID level from the list. RAID levels include
RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10. See Figure E-3.
NOTE:
RAID 0 and RAID1 levels require a minimum of two hard drives.
RAID 10 level requires a minimum of four hard drives.
RAID5 level requires a minimum of three hard drives.
Figure E-3: Choose the Raid Level
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Step 4: Select the Stripe Size. Select a stripe size from the list. See Figure E-4.
Figure E-4: Select the Stripe Size
Step 5: Enter the Volume Capacity. Enter the volume capacity, or press ENTER to
accept the default capacity. See Figure E-5.
Figure E-5: Enter the Volume Capacity
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Step 6: Create the RAID Volume. Press ENTER to create the RAID volume as specified.
See Figure E-6.
Figure E-6: Create the RAID Volume
Step 7: Create RAID Volume Verification. After reading the warning, press Y to create
the RAID volume as specified, or N to return to the Create RAID Volume menu.
See Figure E-7. Step 0:
Figure E-7: Create RAID Volume Verification
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E.4.2 Deleting a RAID Volume
WARNING!
All data stored on the member drives of a RAID volume are destroyed during
the RAID deletion process. Make sure any data to be saved has been moved
or backed up before deleting a RAID volume.
Step 1: Select “Delete RAID Volume.” Use the arrow keys to highlight Delete RAID
Volume and press ENTER. See Figure E-8.
Figure E-8: Delete RAID Volume Menu
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Step 2: Select RAID Volume to be Deleted. Use the arrow keys to highlight the RAID
volume to be deleted and press ENTER. See Figure E-9.
Figure E-9: Select RAID Volume to be Deleted
Step 3: Delete Volume Verification. After reading the warning, press Y to delete the
specified RAID volume, or N to return to the Delete Volume menu.
See Figure E-10.
Figure E-10: Delete Volume Verification
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Step 4: Non-RAID Disks. After deleting the RAID volume, the disks belonging to the
volume will be shown as non-RAID disks. See Figure E-11. Step 0:
Figure E-11: Non-RAID Disks
E.4.3 Resetting a Disk to Non-RAID
WARNING!
All data stored on the disk drive of a RAID volume is destroyed when
resetting it to non-RAID. Make sure any data to be saved has been moved or
backed up before resetting a disk to non-RAID.
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Step 1: Select “Reset Disk to Non-RAID.” Use the arrow keys to highlight Reset Disk
to Non-RAID and press ENTER. See Figure E-12.
Figure E-12: Reset Disk to Non-RAID Menu
Step 2: Select Disks to Reset. Use the arrow keys to scroll through the disk drives and
press SPACE to select which drives are to be reset as non-RAID. After all the
disks to be reset have been chosen, press ENTER. See Figure E-13.
Figure E-13: Select Disk to Reset
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Step 3: Reset Disk Verification. After reading the warning, press Y to reset the
selected disks as non-RAID, or N to return to the Reset RAID Data menu.
See Figure E-14.
Figure E-14: Reset Disk Verification
Step 4: Disk Drive and RAID Volume Status. After the disk drives have been reset, the
Matrix Storage Manager Main menu is shown indicating the status of the RAID
volumes and disk drives. See Figure E-15. Step 0:
Figure E-15: Disk Drive and RAID Volume Status
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E.4.4 Exiting the Matrix Storage Manager
Step 1: Select “Exit.” Use the arrow keys to highlight Exit and press ENTER.
See Figure E-16.
Figure E-16: Exit Menu
Step 2: Exit Verification. Press Y to exit the Matrix Storage Manager, or N to return to
the Main menu. See Figure E-17. Step 0:
Figure E-17: Exit Verification
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150, 157, 159
+
+12V ATX power supply connector............35
location and pinouts ..............................35
BIOS chipset ....................................... 18, 19
C
+5V ATX power supply connector..............36
cables.........................................................83
location and pinouts ..............................36
dual port USB ........................................91
four serial port........................................90
A
ACPI ........................................122, 123, 124
Advanced Power Management ...............126
airflow ........................................................82
anti-static precautions..........................26, 64
anti-static pad ..................................26, 64
anti-static wristband.........................26, 64
handling ...........................................26, 64
self-grounding..................................26, 64
ASKIR interface .........................................46
AT power select jumper .............................37
ATA flat cable .......................................85, 87
ATX 12V power connector ...........................4
ATX 5V power connector .............................4
ATX power supply enable connector .........37
location and pinouts ..............................37
Audio Codec ’97 ........................................15
audio connector .....................................4, 38
location and pinouts ..............................38
B
BIOS 19, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106,
CF card ............................................... 39, 73
installation..............................................73
location and pinouts...............................39
setup jumper..........................................76
socket ....................................................39
CF card setup jumper ................................76
location ..................................................76
settings ..................................................76
chassis .......................................................82
installation..............................................82
chipset........................................................12
northbridge ............................................12
chipset driver................................... 163, 165
clear CMOS jumper .............................. 5, 77
location ..................................................77
settings ..................................................77
CMOS ........................................................77
clear CMOS jumper ...............................77
codec .........................................................15
AC’97.....................................................15
COM 2........................................................56
COM 2 function select ...........................78
connector location and pinouts..............56
107, 108, 113, 117, 118, 121, 122, 123,
COM 2 function select jumper ............ 56, 78
124, 125, 128, 129, 131, 133, 135, 137,
location ..................................................78
138, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149,
settings ..................................................78
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COM 3 .......................................................56
D
connector location and pinouts..............56
RS-232 ..................................................56
DB-15 connector ........................................93
COM 4 .......................................................56
digital input/output connector.....................41
connector location and pinouts..............56
location and pinouts...............................41
RS-232 ..................................................56
dimensions...................................................8
CompactFlash............................................39
board .......................................................8
socket location and pinouts ...................39
connectors, pinouts and location
+12V ATX power supply ........................35
external peripheral interface connector
panel....................................................9
dual port USB cable...................................91
+5V ATX power supply ..........................36
ATX power supply enable......................37
audio......................................................38
CompactFlash .......................................39
digital input/output .................................41
fan..........................................................42
IDE.........................................................44
infrared interface ...................................46
LVDS LCD (30-pin)................................47
parallel port............................................50
PCI-104 slot...........................................51
serial port (4-port)..................................55
serial port (RS-422/485) ........................55
USB (internal)........................................57
cooling .......................................................82
airflow ....................................................82
cooling fan .....................................42, 70, 71
cooling kit installation.................................70
CPU
E
electrostatic discharge ........................ 26, 64
Enhanced Hardware Monitor .....................20
Ethernet .....................................................92
RJ-45 cable connector ..........................92
RJ-45 connector ......................................5
Ethernet connectors...................................58
Ethernet controllers....................................60
external indicators......................................43
external peripheral interface ......................92
connection .............................................92
connectors .............................................92
External Peripheral Interface Connector
Keyboard/Mouse ...................................59
LAN........................................................60
USB .......................................................61
VGA .......................................................61
external switches .......................................43
cooling fan .............................................70
heat sink ................................................70
F
installation..............................................67
CPU ........................................................... 11
fan connector ........................................ 4, 42
compatible ............................................. 11
location and pinouts...............................42
CRT monitor...............................................93
fan speed controller ...................................20
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FDD ......................................................... 113
J
four serial port cable ..................................90
front panel connector .............................4, 43
jumper ........................................................75
location and pinouts ..............................43
AT power select .....................................37
front side bus ...............................................2
CF card setup ........................................76
FSB ..........................................................105
clear CMOS ...........................................77
COM 2 function select ...........................78
H
jumper configuration ..............................75
LVDS voltage selection..........................79
hard disk drives
PCI-104 SERIRQ# Support...................81
SATA......................................................54
PCI-104 VIO Selector ............................80
HDD LED ...................................................43
heat sink ....................................................70
K
I
keyboard ............................................. 92, 94
keyboard connector .....................................4
IDE connector ..............................................4
keyboard controller ....................................21
IDE connector, 44-pin ................................44
location and pinouts ..............................44
L
IDE device .....................................84, 85, 87
ATA flat cable...................................85, 87
LED
connector...................................84, 85, 87
HDD .......................................................43
IDE flat cable .........................................84
power.....................................................43
IDE flat cable .............................................84
LPC bus .............................................. 18, 19
IDE interface ..............................................16
LPC interface ...................................... 16, 20
infrared interface........................................46
LVDS display..............................................79
Amplitude Shift Key Infrared..................46
voltage select.........................................79
ASKIR....................................................46
LVDS LCD connector.................................47
Serial Infrared........................................46
location and pinouts...............................47
SIR.........................................................46
LVDS panel ................................................47
infrared interface connector...................4, 46
18-bit......................................................47
location and pinouts ..............................46
36-bit......................................................47
installation checklist ...................................66
dual channel ..........................................47
IrDA ......................................................... 114
single channel........................................47
LVDS voltage selection jumper..................79
location ..................................................80
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settings ..................................................79
Power Button Mode ................................ 126
power LED .................................................43
M
Matrix Storage Manager ..........................205
memory module installation .......................72
memory support.........................................12
motherboard ..............................................83
installation..............................................83
mouse ........................................................92
power supply................................. 35, 36, 37
AT power supply ....................................37
ATX power supply..................... 35, 36, 37
processors .................................................11
PS/2 connector ..................................... 5, 94
PS/2 keyboard .................................... 59, 94
connection .............................................94
PS/2 mouse ...............................................59
N
northbridge chipset ....................................12
P
R
RAID ..........................................................54
real time clock ............................................17
reset button ................................................43
parallel port ................................ 21, 115, 116
RJ-45 connector.........................................95
parallel port connector ...............................50
RJ-45 Ethernet
location and pinouts ..............................50
connection .............................................95
parallel port connector .................................4
RJ-45 Ethernet connector..................... 5, 60
PCI Express GbE controller.......................18
RJ-45 LAN connectors...............................60
PCI interface ..............................................17
RS-232.......................................................56
PCI-104 SERIRQ# Support jumper ...........81
COM 2 location and pinouts ..................56
PCI-104 SERIRQ# Support jumper
COM 3 location and pinouts ..................56
location ..................................................81
COM 4 location and pinouts ..................56
settings ..................................................81
connector location and pinouts..............56
PCI-104 slot ...............................................51
RS-422.......................................................55
location and pinouts ..............................51
RS-485.......................................................55
PCI-104 VIO Selector jumper ....................80
PCI-104 voltage selection jumper
location ..................................................80
settings ..................................................80
peripheral connectors ................................35
peripheral device cables............................83
power button ..............................................43
S
SATA ............................................................2
controller................................................17
SATA drive..................................................88
cables ....................................................88
connection .............................................88
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power cable ...........................................88
unpacking precautions...........................26
SATA drive connector ............................5, 54
USB..................... 2, 57, 58, 91, 96, 133, 134
location and pinouts ..............................54
SATA drives................................................54
serial port
cable
dual port ...................................... 91
cable ......................................................91
four port cable
cable connection....................................92
four ports..................................... 90
connection .............................................96
serial port connector ............................55, 56
connectors .............................................91
location and pinouts ........................55, 56
controller................................................17
serial port connector cable ........................90
devices ..................................................57
serial ports .................................................20
port.........................................................57
SIR interface ..............................................46
USB 1.1 .................................................57
SiS964 .....................................................157
USB 2.0 .................................................57
USB 1.1......................................................57
socket 479 CPU
cooling kit ..............................................70
USB 2.0............................................. 57, 134
cooling kit installation ............................70
USB 2.0 port ..............................................61
installation..............................................67
USB cable
SO-DIMM...................................................72
dual port.................................................91
installation..............................................72
USB connector, internal ........................ 5, 57
specifcations..........................................72
location and pinouts...............................57
Super I/O chipset .......................................19
system voltages ....................................... 117
T
V
VGA ...........................................................93
VGA connector................................ 5, 58, 61
technical specifications................................5
VGA monitor........................................ 92, 93
temperature ............................................. 117
connection .............................................93
U
W
unpacking ..................................................26
warranty validation .....................................66
unpacking checklist ...............................27
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