Rev. B+
System Board
User’s Manual
74820402
Copyright
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© 2003. All Rights Reserved.
Trademarks
Windows® 98 SE, Windows® ME, Windows® 2000, Windows NT®
4.0 and Windows® XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. Intel® and Pentium® 4 are registered trademarks of
Intel Corporation. Award is a registered trademark of Award Software, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks of products appearing in this manual are the properties of their respective holders.
Caution
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range..
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis
cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing, cover the system chassis before plugging the power cord.
Battery:
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend
by the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
Joystick or MIDI port:
• Do not use any joystick or MIDI device that requires more
than 10A current at 5V DC. There is a risk of fire for devices
that exceed this limit.
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician for
help.
Notice:
1. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply
with the emission limits.
Important Configuration and Driver Installation
Rules
HighPoint RAID IDE Controller
By default, the HighPoint RAID IDE controller is enabled. If you
are not using this function, make sure to set the “RAID Device
Control” field in the Genie BIOS Setting submenu of the Award
BIOS to Disabled.
Make sure to follow the rule mentioned above. Doing it otherwise will slow down the boot up time and affect the performance of the system.
Driver Installation Rules
Please follow the installation sequence below.
1. Install the “Audio Drivers”.
2. Install the “Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility”.
3. Install the other drivers and utilities.
Make sure to follow this sequence. Doing it otherwise will slow
down the boot up time and affect the performance of the system.
Notice
This user’s manual contains detailed information about the system
board. If, in some cases, some information doesn’t match those
shown in the multilingual manual, the multilingual manual should
always be regarded as the most updated version. The multilingual
manual is included in the system board package.
To view the user’s manual, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive.
The autorun screen (Mainboard Utility CD) will appear. Click the
“TOOLS” icon then click “Manual” on the main menu.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 Features and Specifications.............................................................................. 7
1.2 Hyper-Threading Technology Functionality Requirements. 16
1.3 Package Checklist......................................................................................................... 16
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
System Board Layout .........................................................................................
System Memory..........................................................................................................
CPU...........................................................................................................................................
Jumper Settings............................................................................................................
Rear Panel I/O Ports.............................................................................................
I/O Connectors...........................................................................................................
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
Award BIOS Setup Utility..................................................................................
Intel LAN BIOS Setting Utility.....................................................................
Intel ICH5R BIOS Setting Utility................................................................
HighPoint BIOS Configuration Utility...................................................
Updating the BIOS.....................................................................................................
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Chapter 4 - Supported Softwares
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
Desktop Management Interface.............................................................
Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications.................................
3D Audio Configuration.................................................................................
Installation Notes..................................................................................................
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Appendix A - Enabling the Hyper-Threading
Technology
A.1 Enabling the Hyper-Threading Technology................................... 132
Appendix B - CPU Fan Protection
B.1 CPU Fan Protection.............................................................................................. 135
Appendix C - System Error Messages
C.1 POST Beep...................................................................................................................... 136
C.2 Error Messages............................................................................................................ 136
Appendix D - Troubleshooting
D.1 Troubleshooting Checklist.............................................................................. 138
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 Features and Specifications
1.1.1 Features
Chipset
• Intel® 875P chipset
- Intel® 82875P Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
- Intel® 82801ER I/O Controller Hub (ICH5R)
Processor
The system board is equipped with Socket 478 for installing one
of the following supported processors.
• Intel® Pentium® 4 (Prescott and Northwood) processor up to
3.2GHz+
- Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
- FSB: 533MHz and 800MHz
• Intel® Celeron® processor
- 400MHz system data bus
Note:
Refer to section 1.2 and appendix A for more information on
the Hyper-Threading Technology.
System Memory
• Supports dual channel (128-bit wide) memory interface
- Each channel supports 2 DIMM sockets
• Supports up to 4GB system memory
• Supports Dynamic mode to optimize system performance
• Synchronous operation with processor system bus
- PC2100/PC2700/PC3200 (DDR266/DDR333/DDR400)
with 800MHz FSB CPU (supports PAT mode). DDR333
will run at 320MHz memory frequency when used with
800MHz FSB CPU.
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Use PC2100/PC2700 (DDR266/DDR333) with 533MHz
FSB CPU
- Use PC2100 (DDR266) with 400MHz FSB CPU
• Supports ECC/non-ECC DIMMs
• Supports unbuffered DIMMs
Density
128 Mbit
256 Mbit
512 Mbit
Density Width
X8
X16
X8
X16
X8
X16
Single/Double
SS/DS
SS/DS
SS/DS
SS/DS
SS/DS
SS/DS
184-pin DDR
128/256MB
64MB/NA
256/512MB 128MB/NA 512/1024MB 256MB/NA
Performance Acceleration Technology (PAT)
PAT mode is supported only when the system uses DDR400
with 800MHz FSB CPU. PAT performs data transactions directly
from the CPU to the system memory, bypassing the normal path
of operation. This reduces the MCH timing therefore providing
improved system performance.
CMOS Reloaded
CMOS Reloaded is a technology that allows storing multiple
user-defined configurations by using the BIOS utility to save, load
and name the configurations. This is especially useful to
overclockers who require saving a variety of overclocked configurations and being able to conveniently switch between these
configurations simultaneously.
Expansion Slots
The system board is equipped with 1 AGP slot and 5 PCI slots.
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)
• Supports AGP 3.0 (AGP 4x and 8x) and AGP 2.0 (AGP 1x and
4x) spec.
• Supports 1.5V AGP 8x (2.13GB/sec.) and AGP 4x (1066MB/
sec.) add-in cards.
AGP is an interface designed to support high performance 3D
graphics cards for 3D graphics applications. It handles large
amounts of graphics data with the following features:
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• Pipelined memory read and write operations that hide
memory access latency.
• Demultiplexing of address and data on the bus for nearly
100 percent efficiency.
Note:
AGP 2x and 3.3V AGP cards are not supported.
Onboard Audio Features
• 20-bit stereo full-duplex codec with independent variable sampling rate
• High quality differential CD input
• True stereo line level outputs
• S/PDIF-in/out interface
• 6-channel audio output
S/PDIF
S/PDIF is a standard audio file transfer format that transfers digital
audio signals to a device without having to be converted first to
an analog format. This prevents the quality of the audio signal
from degrading whenever it is converted to analog. S/PDIF is usually found on digital audio equipment such as a DAT machine or
audio processing device. The S/PDIF connector on the system
board sends surround sound and 3D audio signal outputs to amplifiers and speakers and to digital recording devices like CD recorders.
6-channel Audio
The center/bass and rear out jacks which supports four audio
output signals: center channel, subwoofer, rear right channel and
rear left channel; together with the line-out (2-channel) jack support 6-channel audio output.
Onboard LAN Features
• Uses 82547EI Gigabit LAN CSA (Communication Streaming
Architecture) interface
• Integrated power management functions
• Full duplex support at both 10 and 100 Mbps
• Supports IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation
• Supports wire for management
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Compatibility
• PCI 2.2 and AC ’97 compliant
• Intel AGP version 3.0
ICH5R SATA IDE/RAID Interface
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0
specification. With speed of up to 1.5Gbps, it improves hard drive
performance even in data intensive environments such as audio/
video, consumer electronics and entry-level servers.
• Two SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces which are compliant with
SATA 1.0 specification (1.5Gbps interface)
• Supports RAID 0 and 1
ATA RAID - Redundant Array of Independent Disk
• Uses HighPoint 372N RAID controller
• RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and 1.5
- RAID 1.5 performs data stripping and mirroring simultaneously using two drives only
• Two independent IDE channels support up to 4 drives (ATA/
33, ATA/66, ATA/100, ATA/133 or EIDE)
• Suppor ts PIO modes 0/1/2/3/4, DMA modes 0/1/2 and
UDMA modes 0/1/2/3/4/5/6
PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
• Two PCI IDE interfaces support up to four IDE devices
• Supports ATA/33, ATA/66 and ATA/100 hard drives
• PIO Mode 4 Enhanced IDE (data transfer rate up to 14MB/
sec.)
• Bus mastering reduces CPU utilization during disk transfer
• Supports ATAPI CD-ROM, LS-120 and ZIP
IrDA Interface
The system board is equipped with an IrDA connector for wireless connectivity between your computer and peripheral devices.
The IRDA (Infrared Data Association) specification supports data
transfers of 115K baud at a distance of 1 meter.
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USB Ports
The system board supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. USB 1.1
suppor ts 12Mb/second bandwidth while USB 2.0 suppor ts
480Mb/second bandwidth providing a marked improvement in
device transfer speeds between your computer and a wide range
of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
BIOS
• Award BIOS, Windows® 98SE/2000/ME/XP Plug and Play
compatible
• Genie BIOS provides:
- CPU/DRAM overclocking in 1MHz stepping
- AGP/PCI/SATA overclocking
- CPU/DIMM/AGP overvoltage
• Flash EPROM for easy BIOS upgrades
• Supports DMI 2.0 function
• 4Mbit flash memory
Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
The system board comes with a DMI 2.0 built into the BIOS. The
DMI utility in the BIOS automatically records various information
about your system configuration and stores these information in
the DMI pool, which is a part of the system board's Plug and Play
BIOS. DMI, along with the appropriately networked software, is
designed to make inventory, maintenance and troubleshooting of
computer systems easier. Refer to chapter 4 for instructions on
using the DMI utility.
Rear Panel I/O Ports (PC 99 color-coded connectors)
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4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 RJ45 LAN port
1 DB-9 serial port
1 DB-25 parallel port
1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
2 S/PDIF RCA jacks (S/PDIF-in and S/PDIF-out)
3 audio jacks: line-out, line-in and mic-in
2 audio jacks for center/bass and rear out
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I/O Connectors
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2 connectors for 4 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 front audio connector for external line-out and mic-in jacks
1 connector for an external game/MIDI port
2 internal audio connectors (CD-in and AUX-in)
1 S/PDIF-in/out connector for optical cable connection
1 connector for IrDA interface
2 RAID IDE connectors
2 Serial ATA connectors
2 IDE connectors
1 floppy connector
2 ATX power supply connectors
1 Wake-On-LAN connector
CPU fan, chassis fan, second fan and chip fan connectors
1 diagnostic LED connector for 4 external diagnostic LEDs
display
• EZ touch switches (power switch and reset switch)
1.1.2 System Health Monitor Functions
The system board is capable of monitoring the following “system
health” conditions.
• Monitors CPU/system temperature and overheat alarm
• Monitors CPU/1.5V/5VSB/VBAT/3.3V/5V/±12V voltages and
failure alarm
• Monitors the fan speed of the CPU fan, chip fan and second
fan; and failure alarm
• Automatic chip fan and second fan on/off control
• Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage and fan
speed
Refer to the “PC Health Status” section in chapter 3 and the
“Hardware Monitor” section in chapter 4 for more information.
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CPU Fan Protection
The CPU Fan Protection function has the capability of monitoring
the CPU fan when the system boots. Once it has detected that the
CPU fan did not rotate, 5 warning beeps will sound then the system will automatically power-off. This preventive measure has been
added to protect the CPU from damage and insure a safe computing environment.
Automatic Chip/Second Fan Off
The chip fan and second fan will automatically turn off once the
system enters the Suspend mode.
Dual Function Power Button
Depending on the setting in the “Soft-Off By PWR-BTTN” field of
the Power Management Setup, this switch will allow the system
to enter the Soft-Off or Suspend mode.
Wake-On-Ring
This feature allows the system that is in the Suspend mode or
Soft Power Off mode to wake-up/power-on to respond to calls
coming from an external modem or respond to calls from a
modem PCI card that uses the PCI PME (Power Management
Event) signal to remotely wake up the PC.
Important:
If you are using a modem add-in card, the 5VSB power source
of your power supply must support a minimum of ≥720mA.
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Wake-On-LAN
This feature allows the network to remotely wake up a Soft
Power Down (Soft-Off) PC. It is supported via the onboard LAN
port, via a PCI LAN card that uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal or via a LAN card that uses the Wake-OnLAN connector. However, if your system is in the Suspend mode,
you can power-on the system only through an IRQ or DMA
interrupt.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-Keyboard/Wake-On-Mouse
This function allows you to use the keyboard or PS/2 mouse to
power-on the system.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-USB Keyboard
This function allows you to use a USB keyboard to wake up a
system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
Important:
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard function for 2
USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥1.5A.
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard function for 3
or more USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power
supply must support ≥2A.
RTC Timer to Power-on the System
The RTC installed on the system board allows your system to
automatically power-on on the set date and time.
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ACPI
The system board is designed to meet the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) specification. ACPI has energy saving features that enables PCs to implement Power Management
and Plug-and-Play with operating systems that support OS Direct
Power Management. Currently, only Windows® 98SE/2000/ME/XP
supports the ACPI function. ACPI when enabled in the Power
Management Setup will allow you to use the Suspend to RAM
function.
With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off
the system at once by pressing the power button or selecting
“Standby” when you shut down Windows® 98SE/2000/ME/XP
without having to go through the sometimes tiresome process of
closing files, applications and operating system. This is because the
system is capable of storing all programs and data files during the
entire operating session into RAM (Random Access Memory)
when it powers-off. The operating session will resume exactly
where you left off the next time you power-on the system.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥1A.
AC Power Failure Recovery
When power returns after an AC power failure, you may choose
to either power-on the system manually, let the system power-on
automatically or return to the state where you left off before
power failure occurs.
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1.2 Hyper-Threading Technology Functionality
Requirements
Enabling the functionality of Hyper-Threading Technology for your
computer system requires ALL of the following platforms.
Components:
• CPU - an Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology
• Chipset - an Intel® chipset that supports HT Technology
• BIOS - a BIOS that supports HT Technology and has it enabled
• OS - an operating system that includes optimizations for HT
Technology
Please refer to Appendix A for information about enabling the
functionality of the Hyper-Threading Technology. For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, go to: www.intel.com/
info/hyperthreading.
1.3 Package Checklist
The system board package contains the following items:
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One LANPARTY PRO875B system board
One LANPARTY PRO875B user’s manual
One LANPARTY Features user’s manual
Two IDE round cables
One floppy round cable
Two serial ATA data cables
One serial ATA power cable
One card-edge bracket mounted with a game/MIDI port
One PC Transpo kit
One FrontX device equipped with:
- Two USB 2.0/1.1 ports
- One line-out jack
- One mic-in jack
- Four diagnostic LEDs
One I/O shield
One thermal paste
One LANPARTY sticker
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pack of jumper caps (five 2.54mm jumper caps)
“HighPoint 372 N RAID Drivers” diskette
“Intel ICH5R RAID Driver” diskette
“Mainboard Utility” CD
“WinDVD/WinRIP Utility” CD
If any of these items are missing or damaged, please contact your
dealer or sales representative for assistance.
Please refer to the LANPARTY Features manual for more information on the FrontX device.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
2.1 System Board Layout
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Warning:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your system board,
processor, disk drives, add-in boards, and other components. Perform
the upgrade instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation
only. If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD
protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a
metal part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable,
establish and maintain contact with the system chassis throughout
any procedures requiring ESD protection.
2.2 System Memory
DDR 1
DDR 2
DDR 3
DDR 4
The system board supports DDR SDRAM DIMM. Double Data
Rate SDRAM (DDR SDRAM) is a type of SDRAM that doubles the
data rate through reading and writing at both the rising and falling
edge of each clock. This effectively doubles the speed of operation
therefore doubling the speed of data transfer.
The four DDR DIMM sockets on the system board are divided into 2
channels:
Channel A - DDR 1 and DDR 2
Channel B - DDR 3 and DDR 4
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The system board supports the following memory interface.
Single Channel (SC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 64 bits (8B) from the memory
channels.
Virtual Single Channel (VSC)
If both channels are populated with different memory configurations,
the MCH defaults to Virtual Single Channel.
Dual Channel (DC)
Dual channel provides better system performance because it doubles
the data transfer rate.
Dynamic Mode Addressing
This mode minimizes the overhead of opening/closing pages in
memory banks allowing for row switching to be done less often.
Single Channel
DIMMs are on the same channel.
DIMMs in a channel can be identical or
completely different.
Not all slots need to be populated.
Virtual Single
Channel
DIMMs of different memory configurations
are on different channels.
Odd number of slots can be populated.
Dual Channel
DIMMs of the same memory configuration
are on different channels.
Dynamic Mode
Addressing
In single channel, requires even number or
rows (side of the DIMM) populated. This
mode can be enabled with 1 SS, 2 SS or
2 DS.
In VSC mode, both channels must have
identical row structure.
BIOS Setting
“Memor y Frequency For” in the Advanced Chipset Features
submenu of the BIOS must be set accordingly.
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The table below lists the various optimal operating modes that should
be configured for the memory channel operation.
DDR 1
DDR 2
DDR 3
DDR 4
No memory
E
E
E
E
Single channel A
P
E
E
E
Single channel A
P
P
E
E
Single channel A
E
P
E
E
Single channel B
E
E
P
E
P
Config
Single channel B
E
E
P
Single channel B
E
E
E
P
Virtual single channel
E
P(**)
E
P(**)
Virtual single channel
E
P
P
E
Virtual single channel
E
P(**)
P
P(**)
Virtual single channel
P
E
E
P
Virtual single channel
P(**)
E
P(**)
E
Virtual single channel
p(**)
E
P(**)
P
Virtual single channel
P
P(**)
E
P(**)
Virtual single channel
P(**)
P
P(**)
E
Virtual single channel
P(**)
P(**)
P(**)
P(**)
Dual channel
E
P(*)(2,4)
E
P(*)(2,4)
Dual channel
P(*)(1,3)
E
P(*)(1,3)
E
Dual channel
P(*)(1,3)
P(*)(2,4)
P(*)(1,3)
P(*)(2,4)
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DDR 1
DDR 2
DDR 3
DDR 4
Dynamic Mode Addressing
E
P(*)(2,4)
DS
E
P(*)(2,4)
DS
Dynamic Mode Addressing
P(*)(1,3)
DS
E
P(*)(1,3)
DS
E
Dynamic Mode Addressing
P(*)(1,3)
DS
P(*)(2,4)
DS
P(*)(1,3)
DS
P(*)(2,4)
DS
Dynamic Mode Addressing
E
P(*)(2,4)
SS
E
P(*)(2,4)
SS
Dynamic Mode Addressing
P(*)(1,3)
SS
E
P(*)(1,3)
SS
E
Dynamic Mode Addressing
P(*)(1,3)
SS
P(*)(2,4)
SS
P(*)(1,3)
SS
P(*)(2,4)
SS
Config
P - denotes populated
E - denotes empty
* - denotes DIMMs are identical
** - denotes DIMMs are not identical
SS - denotes Single Sided DIMM
DS - denotes Double Sided DIMM
1, 2, 3 or 4 - denotes the DDR DIMM slot
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2.2.1 Installing the DIM Module
A DIM module simply snaps into a DIMM socket on the system
board. Pin 1 of the DIM module must correspond with Pin 1 of the
socket.
Notch
Key
Tab
Tab
Pin 1
1. Pull the “tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the side.
2. Position the DIMM above the socket with the “notch” in the
module aligned with the “key” on the socket.
3. Seat the module vertically into the socket. Make sure it is
completely seated. The tabs will hold the DIMM in place.
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2.3 CPU
2.3.1 Overview
The system board is equipped with a surface mount 478-pin CPU
socket. This socket is exclusively designed for installing an Intel
processor.
2.3.2 Installing the CPU
1. Locate Socket 478 on the system board.
2. Unlock the socket by pushing the lever sideways, away from the
socket, then lifting it up to a 90o angle. Make sure the socket is
lifted to at least this angle otherwise the CPU will not fit in properly.
Lever
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3. Position the CPU above the socket then align the gold mark on
the corner of the CPU (designated as pin 1) with pin 1 of the
socket.
Important:
Handle the CPU by its edges and avoid touching the pins.
Gold mark
Pin 1
4. Insert the CPU into the socket until it is seated in place. The
CPU will fit in only one orientation and can easily be inserted
without exerting any force.
Important:
Do not force the CPU into the socket. Forcing the CPU into
the socket may bend the pins and damage the CPU.
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5. Once the CPU is in place, push down the lever to lock the
socket. The lever should click on the side tab to indicate that the
CPU is completely secured in the socket.
2.3.3 Installing the Fan and Heat Sink
The CPU must be kept cool by using a CPU fan with heatsink.
Without sufficient air circulation across the CPU and heat sink, the
CPU will overheat damaging both the CPU and system board.
Note:
• Only use Intel® certified fan and heat sink.
• An Intel® boxed processor package contains a retention
mechanism, heat sink, fan and installation guide. If the
installation procedure in the installation guide differs from
the one in this section, please follow the installation guide in
the package.
• If you are installing a non-boxed processor, the heat sink,
fan and retention mechanism assembly may look different
from the one shown in this section but the procedure will
more or less be the same.
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1. The system board comes with the retention module base already
installed.
Retention
hole
Retention
hole
Retention
hole
Retention
hole
Retention
module base
2. Position the fan / heat sink and retention mechanism assembly
on the CPU, then align and snap the retention legs’ hooks to the
retention holes at the 4 corners of the retention module base.
Note:
You will not be able to snap the hooks into the holes if the
fan / heat sink and retention mechanism assembly did not
fit properly onto the CPU and retention module base.
Fan / heat sink
and retention
mechanism
assembly
Unsnapped
Snapped
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3. The retention levers at this time remains unlocked as shown in
the illustration below.
Retention lever
Retention lever
4. Move the retention levers to their opposite directions then push
them down. This will secure the fan / heat sink and retention
mechanism assembly to the retention module base.
Note:
You will not be able to push the lever down if the direction
is incorrect.
5. Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan
connector on the system board.
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2.4 Jumper Settings
2.4.1 Jumper Settings for Clearing CMOS Data
JP5
X
3
3
2
2
1
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
1
2-3 On:
Clear CMOS Data
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the supervisor or user password.
c) You are unable to boot-up the computer system because the
processor’s ratio/clock was incorrectly set in the BIOS.
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in the
ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the ROM BIOS, please follow
the steps below.
1. Power-off the system.
2. Set JP5 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP5
back to its default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Now power-on the system.
If your reason for clearing the CMOS data is due to incorrect
setting of the processor’s ratio/clock in the BIOS, please proceed
to step 4.
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4. After powering-on the system, press <Del> to enter the main
menu of the BIOS.
5. Select the Genie BIOS Setting submenu and press <Enter>.
6. Set the “CPU Clock” or “CPU Clock Ratio” field to its default
setting or an appropriate bus clock or frequency ratio. Refer to
the Genie BIOS Setting section in chapter 3 for more
information.
7. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu of the BIOS setup
utility. Select “Save & Exit Setup” and press <Enter>.
8. Type <Y> and press <Enter>.
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2.4.2 Jumper Settings for Wake-On-Keyboard/Wake-OnMouse
JP1
X
1
1
2
2
3
1-2 On: Disabled
(default)
3
2-3 On: Enabled
This Wake-On-Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use the PS/2
keyboard or PS/2 mouse to wake up a system from the S3/S4/S5
state. To enable this function, set JP1 pins 2 and 3 to On.
BIOS Setting:
“Keyboard/Mouse Power On” in the Power Management Setup
submenu of the BIOS must be set accordingly. Refer to chapter 3
for more information.
.
.
. . .
.
.
.
Warning:
1. If JP1 was enabled with a password set in the “KB Power
On Password” field, and now you wish to disable the
keyboard password function, make sure to set the
“Keyboard/Mouse Power On” field to “Disabled” prior to
setting JP1 to disabled. You will not be able to boot up the
system if you fail to do so.
2. The power button will not function once a keyboard
password has been set in the “KB Power On Password”
field. You must type the correct password to power-on the
system.
3. The 5VSB power source of your power supply must
support ≥720mA.
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2.4.3 Jumper Settings for Wake-On-USB Keyboard
USB 1-4
(JP2)
2
2
1
1
1-2 On: Disabled
(default)
USB 5-8
(JP6)
X
3
3
X
1
2 3
1-2 On: Disabled
(default)
2-3 On: Enabled
1
2 3
2-3 On: Enabled
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard function allows you to use a USB
keyboard to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To
RAM) state. To enable this function, set JP2 and/or JP6 pins 2 and 3
to On.
BIOS Setting:
Regardless of the USB port used, make sure “USB KB Wake-Up
From S3” in the Power Management Setup submenu of the BIOS is
set to Enabled. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard function for 2
USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥1.5A.
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard function for 3
or more USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power
supply must support ≥2A.
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2.5 Rear Panel I/O Ports
PS/2
Mouse
RJ45 Mic-in
LAN
Line-in
Parallel
USB 2
Center/Bass
Rear out
COM
PS/2
K/B
S/PDIF-in
USB 1 USB 3-4
S/PDIF-out
Line-out
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
Parallel port
COM port
S/PDIF-in
S/PDIF-out
USB ports
LAN port
Mic-in jack
Line-in jack
Line-out jack
Center/Bass jack
Rear out jack
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2.5.1 PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
PS/2 Mouse
W
PS/2 Keyboard
The system board is equipped with an onboard PS/2 mouse
(Green) and PS/2 keyboard (Purple) ports - both at location CN1
of the system board. The PS/2 mouse port uses IRQ12. If a mouse
is not connected to this port, the system will reserve IRQ12 for
other expansion cards.
.
.
. . .
.
.
.
Warning:
Make sure to turn off your computer prior to connecting or
disconnecting a mouse or keyboard. Failure to do so may
damage the system board.
Wake-On-Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use the
keyboard or mouse to power-on the system. To use this function:
• Jumper Setting:
JP1 must be set to “2-3 On: Enabled”. Refer to “Jumper Settings
for Wake-On-Keyboard/Wake-On-Mouse” in this chapter for
more information.
• BIOS Setting:
“Keyboard/Mouse Power On” in the Power Management Setup
submenu of the BIOS must be set accordingly. Refer to chapter
3 for more information.
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2.5.2 Serial Ports
W
COM
The system board is equipped with an onboard serial port (Teal/
Turquoise) at location CN3 of the system board. It is a RS-232C
asynchronous communication por t with 16C550A-compatible
UART that can be used with a modem, serial printer, remote
display terminal or other serial devices.
BIOS Setting
Select the serial ports’ I/O address in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Onboard Super IO Device” field) of the BIOS. Refer
to chapter 3 for more information.
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2.5.3 Parallel Port
Parallel
W
The system board has a standard parallel port (Burgundy) at
location CN5 for interfacing your PC to a parallel printer. It supports
SPP, ECP and EPP.
Setting
Function
SPP
(Standard Parallel Port)
Allows normal speed operation but
in one direction only.
ECP
(Extended Capabilities Port)
Allows parallel port to operate in
bidirectional mode and at a speed
faster than the SPP’s data transfer
rate.
EPP
(Enhanced Parallel Port)
Allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed.
BIOS Setting
Select the parallel port’s mode in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Onboard Super IO Device” field) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3
for more information.
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2.5.4 S/PDIF-in/out Jacks
W
S/PDIF-in
S/PDIF-out
SPDIF out
Key GND
VCC
SPDIF in
1
5W
J4
The system board is equipped with an onboard S/PDIF-in RCA
jack (red) and a S/PDIF-out RCA jack (yellow) at locations CN20
and CN21 respectively.
The S/PDIF connector at location J4 is for optical S/PDIF cable
connection. Connect the optical audio cable connector of your
S/PDIF module to J4. Make sure pin 1 of the audio cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of J4.
DO NOT use RCA S/PDIF and optical S/PDIF at the same time.
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2.5.5 Universal Serial Bus Ports
USB 2
USB 1
W
W
VCC
-Data
+Data
Ground
N. C.
VCC
-Data
+Data
Ground
N. C.
USB 4
USB 3
USB 5-6
USB 7-8
10
9
2
1
VCC
-Data
+Data
Ground
Key
VCC
-Data
+Data
Ground
Key
W
W
10
9
2
1
The system board supports 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports. USB allows data
exchange between your computer and a wide range of
simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
Four onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports (Black) are at locations CN7 and
CN8 of the system board.
J13 (USB 5/6) and J14 (USB 7/8) connectors allow you to connect
4 additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports. One of these connectors allows
you to connect to the 2 USB ports that are on the FrontX device. (The FrontX device, which comes with LANPARTY series
products, must be installed into a drive bay of the chassis.) Connect the USB cable connector from FrontX to J13 or J14. Make
sure pin 1 of the cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of J13 or
J14.
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BIOS Setting
Enable or disable the onboard USB in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Intel OnChip PCI Device” field) of the BIOS. Refer to
chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating
system to use the USB device. Refer to your operating system’s
manual or documentation for more information.
If you are using a USB 2.0 device, install the “Intel USB 2.0 Drivers”. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
Wake-On-USB Keyboard
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard function allows you to use a USB
keyboard to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To
RAM) state. To use this function:
• Jumper Setting:
JP2 and/or JP6 must be set to “2-3 On: Enabled”. Refer to
“Jumper Settings for Wake-On-USB Keyboard” in this chapter for
more information.
• BIOS Setting:
“USB KB Wake-Up From S3” in the Power Management Setup
submenu of the BIOS must be set to Enabled. Refer to chapter
3 for more information.
Important:
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard function for 2
USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥1.5A.
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard function for 3
or more USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power
supply must support ≥2A.
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2.5.6 RJ45 LAN Port
RJ45 LAN
W
The system board is equipped with an onboard RJ45 LAN port at
location CN8 of the system board. It allows the system board to
connect to a local area network by means of a network hub.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable the onboard LAN in the Genie BIOS Setting
submenu of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the “LAN Drivers”. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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2.5.7 Audio
Mic-in
Line-in
Line-out
W
Center/Bass
W
GND
AuD_Vcc
AuD_R_Return
Key
AuD_L_Return
Rear out
Front
audio
10
W
9
Mic
Mic Power
AuD_R_Out
N. C.
AuD_L_Out
2
1
Mic-in, Line-in and Line-out
The mic-in, line-in and line-out jacks are at location CN9 of the
system board. A jack is a one-hole connecting interface for inserting a plug.
• Mic-in Jack (Pink)
This jack is used to connect an external microphone. Use the
C-Media application software to select between using this jack
and the front audio’s mic-in jack.
• Line-in Jack (Light Blue)
This jack can be connected to the line-out jack of any external audio devices such as Hi-fi set, CD player, AM/FM radio
tuner, synthesizer, etc. Connect a stereo cable from the lineout jack of your external device to this line-in jack.
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• Line-out Jack (Lime)
This jack is used to connect external speakers for audio output
from the system board. Using this jack disables the front audio’s line-out function.
Center/Bass and Rear Out Jacks
Center/Bass and Rear Out Jacks (CN22) support 4 audio output
signals: center channel, subwoofer, rear right channel and rear left
channel. These 4 audio output signals together with the line-out
(2-channel) jack support 6-channel audio output.
Front Audio
The front audio connector (J19) allows you to connect to the
line-out and mic-in jacks that are on the FrontX device. Using the
line-out and mic-in jacks will disable the rear audio’s line-out and
mic-in functions. (The FrontX device, which comes with
LANPARTY series products, must be installed into a drive bay of
the chassis.)
Remove the jumper caps from pins 5-6 and pins 9-10 of J19
prior to connecting the front audio cable connector. Connect the
audio cable connector from FrontX to J19. Make sure pin 1 of
the cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of J19. If you are not
using this connector, make sure to replace the jumper caps back
to their original pin locations.
Pins 5-6 and 9-10 short
(default)
The front audio is disabled.
The rear audio is enabled.
Pins 5-6 and 9-10 open
The front audio is enabled.
The rear audio is disabled.
Driver Installation
Install the “Audio Drivers”. The 3D Audio Configuration software,
which is an audio panel for setting basic audio configurations, will at
the same time be installed into your system. The application program
will allow you to configure 2-channel, 4-channel and 6-channel audio
modes as well as configure the audio effects. Refer to chapter 4 for
more information.
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2.6 I/O Connectors
2.6.1 Game/MIDI Port
2
W
1
15
The system board is equipped with a 15-pin connector at location
J8 for connecting an external game/MIDI port. One card-edge
bracket, mounted with a game/MIDI port cable, is provided with the
system board. Install the card-edge bracket to the system chassis
then connect the game/MIDI port cable to connector J8. Make sure
the colored stripe on the ribbon cable is aligned with pin 1 of
connector J8.
BIOS Setting
Configure the game port in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Onboard Super I/O Device” field) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3
for more information.
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2.6.2 Internal Audio Connectors
Ground Ground
Left audio Right audio
channel channel
1
4
CD-in
Ground Ground
Left audio Right audio
channel channel
4W
1
AUX-in
The CD-in (J10) and AUX-in (J11) connectors are used to receive
audio from a CD-ROM drive, TV tuner or MPEG card.
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2.6.3 Floppy Disk Drive Connector
34
33
X
2
1
The system board is equipped with a shrouded floppy disk drive
connector that supports two standard floppy disk drives. To prevent
improper floppy cable installation, the shrouded floppy disk header
has a keying mechanism. The 34-pin connector on the floppy cable
can be placed into the header only if pin 1 of the connector is
aligned with pin 1 of the header.
Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive Cable
Install one end of the floppy disk drive cable into the shrouded
floppy disk header (J15) on the system board and the other endmost connector to the drive you want to designate as Drive A. If
you are connecting another drive (Drive B), install the middle
connector of the cable to the drive. The colored edge of the daisy
chained ribbon cable should be aligned with pin 1 of J15.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable this function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Onboard Super I/O Device” field) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3
for more information.
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2.64 Serial ATA Connectors
7
SATA 2
X1
7
SATA 1
GND
TXP
TXN
GND
RXN
RXP
GND
1
Two Serial ATA cables are provided with the system board. Connect
one end of the cable to J6 (SATA 2) or J12 (SATA 1) and the
other end to your serial ATA device.
BIOS Setting
Configure the Serial ATA drives in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Intel OnChip IDE Device” field) of the BIOS. Refer to
chapter 3 for more information.
Configuring RAID on Serial ATA Drives
The ICH5R south bridge chip allows configuring RAID on serial
ATA drives. It supports RAID 0 and 1. The following must be set
accordingly.
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BIOS Setting
1. Enable the RAID function for Serial ATA drives in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Intel OnChip IDE Device”
field) of the Award BIOS.
2. Configure and manage RAID in the Intel ICH5R BIOS Setting
Utility. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
•
Drivers and Utility
Install the Intel ICH5R drivers and utility. Refer to chapter 4 for
more information.
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2.6.5 RAID IDE Disk Drive Connectors
RAID 2
2
1
40
39
RAID 1
2
40
X
1
39
The HighPoint RAID controller allows configuring RAID on hard
drives connected to the RAID IDE connectors. It supports RAID
levels 0, 1, 0+1 and 1.5.
RAID Level
Minimum Number of Drives
RAID 0
2
RAID 1
2
RAID 0+1
4
RAID 1.5
2
The two shrouded RAID IDE headers (RAID 1 - J17 and RAID 2 J16) can interface up to four Enhanced IDE (Integrated Drive
Electronics) disk drives. To prevent improper IDE cable installation, the
shrouded RAID IDE header has a keying mechanism. The 40-pin
connector on the IDE cable can be placed into the header only if pin
1 of the connector is aligned with pin 1 of the header.
Hard drives must be Ultra ATA/133, Ultra ATA/100, Ultra
Ultra ATA/33, EIDE and/or Fast ATA-2 compatible. For
performance, install identical drives of the same model and
The drives’ matched performance allows the RAID array to
better as a single drive.
ATA/66,
optimal
capacity.
function
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Drives in an array must be identical. If striping for performance, use
two new drives. If mirroring for protection, you can use two new
drives or use an existing drive and a new drive (the new drive must
be the same size or larger than the existing drive). Only two drives
can be configured as RAID. Since both of these drives must be in
Master mode, striping or mirroring must be done between 2 RAID
IDE channels; not between 2 drives that are chained on the same
channel.
Note:
Only connect IDE hard drives to the RAID IDE connectors.
BIOS Setting
1. Enable or disable the HighPoint RAID controller in the Genie
BIOS Setting submenu of the Award BIOS. If the hard drives
connected to the RAID IDE connectors will not be configured as
RAID, make sure to set the “RAID Device Control” field in the
Award BIOS to Disabled.
2. Configure and manage RAID in the HighPoint BIOS
Configuration Utility. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the HighPoint RAID drivers and utility. Refer to chapter 4 for
more information.
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2.6.6 IDE Disk Drive Connector
39
40
IDE 1
X
IDE 2
X
2
1
IDE 2
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40
2
1
IDE 1
The system board is equipped with two shrouded PCI IDE headers
that will interface four Enhanced IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)
disk drives. To prevent improper IDE cable installation, each shrouded
PCI IDE header has a keying mechanism. The 40-pin connector on
the IDE cable can be placed into the header only if pin 1 of the
connector is aligned with pin 1 of the header.
Each IDE connector supports 2 devices, a Master and a Slave. Use
an IDE ribbon cable to connect the drives to the system board. An
IDE ribbon cable have 3 connectors on them, one that plugs into an
IDE connector on the system board and the other 2 connects to
IDE devices. The connector at the end of the cable is for the Master
drive and the connector in the middle of the cable is for the Slave
drive.
Connecting the IDE Disk Drive Cable
Install one end of the IDE cable into the IDE 1 header (J3) on the
system board and the other connectors to the IDE devices.
If you are adding a third or fourth IDE device, use another IDE
cable and install one end of the cable into the IDE 2 header (J2) on
the system board and the other connectors to the IDE devices.
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Note:
Refer to your disk drive user’s manual for information about
selecting proper drive switch settings.
Adding a Second IDE Disk Drive
When using two IDE drives, one must be set as the master and the
other as the slave. Follow the instructions provided by the drive
manufacturer for setting the jumpers and/or switches on the drives.
The system board suppor ts Enhanced IDE or ATA-2, ATA/33,
ATA/66 or ATA/100 hard drives. We recommend that you use hard
drives from the same manufacturer. In a few cases, drives from two
different manufacturers will not function properly when used together.
The problem lies in the hard drives, not the system board.
Important:
If you encountered problems while using an ATAPI CD-ROM
drive that is set in Master mode, please set the CD-ROM drive
to Slave mode. Some ATAPI CD-ROMs may not be recognized
and cannot be used if incorrectly set in Master mode.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable the onboard primary or secondary IDE in the
Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Intel OnChip IDE Device” field) of
the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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2.6.7 IrDA Connector
IRRX
N. C. Ground
VCC
IRTX
1
5W
Connect your IrDA cable to connector J9 on the system board.
Note:
The sequence of the pin functions on some IrDA cable may be
reversed from the pin function defined on the system board.
Make sure to connect the cable to the IrDA connector
according to their pin functions.
BIOS Setting
Configure IrDA in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Onboard
Super IO Device” field) of the BIOS.
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating
system to use the IrDA function. Refer to your operating system’s
manual or documentation for more information.
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2.6.8 Cooling Fan Connectors
X
3
1
X
On/Off
Power
Sense
1
Power
Ground Sense
3
CPU fan
Chip fan
X
1
3
Ground
Power
N. C.
Chassis fan
Power
On/Off Sense
3
X
1
Second fan
Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector (J1) on the system board. Connect the Intel 875P fan’s cable
connector to the Chip fan connector (J4) on the system board.
The chassis fan (J24) and second fan (J18) connectors are used
to connect additional cooling fans. The cooling fans will provide
adequate airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating
the CPU and system board components.
The system is capable of monitoring and controlling the speed of
the chip fan and second fan. These fans will automatically turn off
once the system enters the Suspend mode.
BIOS Setting
The “PC Health Status” submenu of the BIOS will display the
current speed of the CPU fan, chip fan and second fan. Refer to
chapter 3 for more information.
More Information
Refer to appendix B for information on using the CPU Fan Protection function.
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2.6.9 Wake-On-LAN Connector
Ground
WOL +5VSB
X1
3
Your LAN card package should include a cable. Connect one end of
the cable to the wakeup header on the card and the other end to
location J21 on the system board. The network will detect Magic
Packet and assert a wakeup signal to power-up the system. Refer to
the add-in card’s manual for details. Note: Your LAN card must
support the remote wake up function.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
BIOS Setting
To use the Wake-On-LAN function, you must enable the “Resume
On LAN” field in the Power Management Setup of the BIOS.
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2.6.10
LEDs
D-LED1D-LED2D-LED3D-LED4N. C.
DIMM Standby
Power LED
PCI Standby
Power LED
10
9
2
X1
D-LED1+
D-LED2+
D-LED3+
D-LED4+
Key
Diagnostic LED
DIMM Standby Power LED
This LED will turn red when the system’s power is on or when it
is in the Suspend state (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM).
It will not light when the system is in the Soft-Off state.
PCI Standby Power LED
This LED will turn red when the system is in the power-on, SoftOff or Suspend (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM) state.
Important:
If the DIMM Standby Power LED or PCI Standby Power LED is
lighted, you must power-off the system then turn off the power
supply’s switch or unplug the power cord prior to installing any
memory modules or add-in cards.
Diagnostic LEDs
The Diagnostic LED connector at location J30 is used to connect
to the 4 diagnostic LEDs that are on the FrontX device. (The
FrontX device, which comes with LANPARTY series products,
must be installed into a drive bay of the chassis.) Connect the
Diagnostic LED cable connector from FrontX to J30. The LEDs
will indicate the current condition of the system.
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LED 1 LED 2 LED 3 LED 4
Ear ly program chipset
register before POST.
On
Off
Off
Off
Testing memory presence.
Off
On
Off
Off
Detecting memory size.
On
On
Off
Off
No memory present.
Off
Off
On
Off
Programming DRAM timing
register.
On
Off
On
Off
Calculating DRAM size
variable including row,
column and bank.
Off
On
On
Off
Initializing JEDEC of current
DRAM row.
On
On
On
Off
Checking CMOS checksum
and battery.
Off
Off
Off
On
Initializing
generator.
On
Off
Off
On
Initializing USB.
Off
On
Off
On
Testing all memory (cleared
all extended memory to 0).
On
On
Off
On
Initializing the onboard
Super IO.
Off
Off
On
On
Detecting and installing an
IDE device.
On
Off
On
On
Final initialization.
Off
On
On
On
Booting the system.
On
On
On
On
the
clock
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2.6.11 Power Connectors
11 1
X
3.3V
3.3V
Ground
+5V
Ground
+5V
Ground
PW-OK
5VSB
+12V
3.3V
-12V
Ground
PS-ON
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5V
+5V
+5V
20 10
+12V
Ground
1
X2
3
4
Ground
+12V
We recommend that you use a power supply that complies with the
ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide Version 1.1. An ATX12V
power supply has a standard 20-pin ATX main power connector
and a 4-pin +12V power connector that must be inserted onto
CN2 and CN4 connectors respectively.
The 4-pin +12V power connector enables the delivery of more
+12VDC current to the processor’s Voltage Regulator Module
(VRM).
The system board requires a minimum of 250 Watt power supply
to operate. Your system configuration (amount of memory, add-in
cards, peripherals, etc.) may exceed the minimum power requirement.
To ensure that adequate power is provided, use a 300 Watt (or
greater) power supply.
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2.6.12 Front Panel Connectors
2019
SPEAKER
J5
X ATX-SW
RESET
HD-LED
PWR-LED
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HD-LED: Primary/Secondary IDE LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
RESET: Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the
system thus prolonging the life of the power supply or system.
SPEAKER: Speaker Connector
This connects to the speaker installed in the system chassis.
ATX-SW: ATX Power Switch
Depending on the setting in the BIOS setup, this switch is a “dual
function power button” that will allow your system to enter the SoftOff or Suspend mode. Refer to “Soft-Off By PWR-BTTN” in the
Power Management Setup (Chapter 3).
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PWR-LED: Power/Standby LED
When the system’s power is on, this LED will light. When the system
is in the S1 (POS - Power On Suspend) state, it will blink every
second. When the system is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM)
state, it will blink every second.
Note:
If a system did not boot-up and the Power/Standby LED did
not light after it was powered-on, it may indicate that the CPU
or memory module was not installed properly. Please make
sure they are properly inserted into their corresponding socket.
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HD-LED
(Primary/Secondary IDE LED)
3
5
HDD LED Power
HDD
Reserved
14
16
N. C.
N. C.
ATX-SW
(ATX power switch)
8
10
PWRBT+
PWRBT-
Reserved
18
20
N. C.
N. C.
RESET
(Reset switch)
7
9
Ground
H/W Reset
SPEAKER
(Speaker connector)
13
15
17
19
Speaker Data
N. C.
Ground
Speaker Power
PWR-LED
(Power/Standby LED)
2
4
6
LED Power (+)
LED Power (+)
LED Power (-) or Standby Signal
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2.6.13 EZ Touch Switches (Power Switch and Reset
Switch)
Power Switch
X
Reset Switch
The presence of the power switch and reset switch on the system board are user-friendly especially to DIY users. They provide
convenience in powering on and/or resetting the system while
fine tuning the system board before it is installed into the system
chassis.
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
3.1 Award BIOS Setup Utility
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is a program that takes
care of the basic level of communication between the processor
and peripherals. In addition, the BIOS also contains codes for various advanced features found in this system board. This chapter
explains the Setup Utility for the Award BIOS.
After you power up the system, the BIOS message appears on
the screen and the memory count begins. After the memory test,
the following message will appear on the screen:
Press DEL to enter setup
If the message disappears before you respond, restart the system
or press the “Reset” button. You may also restart the system by
pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
When you press <Del>, the main menu screen will appear.
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3.1.1 Standard CMOS Features
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Standard CMOS Features” and
press <Enter>. A screen similar to the one on the next page will
appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.1.1 Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays a day, from Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month,
from January to December. Date displays the date, from 1 to 31.
Year displays the year, from 1990 to 2098.
3.1.1.2 Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is
based on the 24-hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is
13:00:00. Hour displays hours from 00 to 23. Minute displays minutes from 00 to 59. Second displays seconds from 00 to 59.
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3.1.1.3 IDE Channel 0 Master, IDE Channel 0 Slave, IDE Channel 1
Master and IDE Channel 1 Slave
Move the cursor to the “IDE Channel 0 Master”, “IDE Channel 0
Slave”, “IDE Channel 1 Master” or “IDE Channel 1 Slave” field,
then press <Enter>.
Note:
The fields in this section will vary in accordance to the settings in
the “On-Chip Serial ATA” field (“Intel OnChip IDE Device” section) of the Integrated Peripherals submenu.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
IDE HDD Auto Detection
Detects the parameters of the drive. The parameters will automatically be shown on the screen.
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave and IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave
The drive type information should be included in the documentation from your hard disk vendor. If you select ”Auto”, the BIOS
will auto-detect the HDD & CD-ROM drive at the POST stage
and show the IDE for the HDD & CD-ROM drive. If a hard disk
has not been installed, select “None”.
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For hard drives larger than 528MB, you would typically select the
LBA type. Certain operating systems require that you select CHS
or Large. Please check your operating system’s manual or Help
desk on which one to select.
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Capacity
Displays the approximate capacity of the disk drive. Usually the
size is slightly greater than the size of a formatted disk given by a
disk checking program.
Cylinder
This field displays the number of cylinders.
Head
This field displays the number of read/write heads.
Precomp
This field displays the number of cylinders at which to change
the write timing.
Landing Zone
This field displays the number of cylinders specified as the landing
zone for the read/write heads.
Sector
This field displays the number sectors per track.
3.1.1.4 Drive A and Drive B
These fields identify the types of floppy disk drives installed.
None
No floppy drive is installed
360K, 5.25 in. 5-1/4 in. standard drive; 360KB capacity
1.2M, 5.25 in. 5-1/4 in. AT-type high-density drive; 1.2MB capacity
720K, 3.5 in. 3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 720KB capacity
1.44M, 3.5 in. 3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 1.44MB capacity
2.88M, 3.5 in. 3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 2.88MB capacity
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3.1.1.5 Video
This field selects the type of video adapter used for the primary
system monitor. Although secondary monitors are supported, you
do not have to select the type. The default setting is EGA/VGA.
EGA/VGA Enhanced Graphics Adapter/Video Graphics Array.
For EGA, VGA, SVGA and PGA monitor adapters.
CGA 40 Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 40-column
mode.
CGA 80 Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 80-column
mode.
Mono
Monochrome adapter. Includes high resolution
monochrome adapters.
3.1.1.6 Halt On
This field determines whether the system will stop if an error is
detected during power up. The default setting is All Errors.
No Errors The system boot will not stop for any errors detected.
All Errors The system boot will stop whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error.
All, But Keyboard The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error; it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Diskette The system boot will not stop for a disk error; it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Disk/Key The system boot will not stop for a disk or
keyboard error; it will stop for all other errors.
3.1.1.7 Base Memory
Displays the amount of base (or conventional) memory installed
in the system. The value of the base memory is typically 512K for
systems with 512K memory installed on the motherboard or
640K for systems with 640K or more memory installed on the
motherboard.
3.1.1.8 Extended Memory
Displays the amount of extended memory detected during bootup.
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3.1.1.9 Total Memory
Displays the total memory available in the system.
3.1.2 Advanced BIOS Features
The Advanced BIOS Features allows you to configure your system for basic operation. Some entries are defaults required by
the system board, while others, if enabled, will improve the performance of your system or let you set some features according
to your preference.
The screen above list all the fields available in the Advanced BIOS Features submenu,
for ease of reference in this manual. In the actual CMOS setup, you have to use the
scroll bar to view the fields. The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your
version may not be identical to this one.
3.1.2.1 BIOS Flash Protect
Enabled This option will protect the system from unnecessary updating or flashing of the BIOS. When enabled,
it secures the BIOS therefore any updates to the
BIOS will not take effect.
Disabled Disables the “BIOS flash lock” function, allowing you
to update or flash the BIOS any time needed.
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3.1.2.2 CPU Feature
This field is used to configure the CPU that is installed on the
system board.
3.1.2.3 Hard Disk Boot Priority
This field is used to select the boot sequence of the hard drives.
Move the cursor to this field then press <Enter>. Use the Up or
Down arrow keys to select a device then press <+> to move it
up or <-> to move it down the list.
3.1.2.4 CPU L1 & L2 Cache
These fields speed up the memory access. The default value is
enabled. Enable the external cache for better performance.
3.1.2.5 CPU L3 Cache
This field is used to enable or disable the CPU’s L3 cache.
3.1.2.6 Hyper-Threading Technology (for Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor
with Hyper-Threading Technology only)
This field is used to enable the functionality of the Intel ®
Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology and will
appear only when using this processor.
3.1.2.7 Quick Power On Self Test
This field speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) whenever the
system is powered on. The BIOS will shorten or skip some check
items during POST. To attain the shor test POST time, select
“Fast”.
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3.1.2.8 RAID or SCSI Card Boot
This field is used to select the RAID device you want to boot.
High Point RAID The drive connected to the RAID IDE connector.
ICH5 RAID
The drive connected to the SATA connector.
PCI SCSI Card The drive connected to the SCSI add-in card
that is installed in a PCI slot.
If only one type of interface is connected with RAID device(s),
you don’t need to particularly select an option in this field because the system will automatically detect for the existing drive.
3.1.2.9 USB Flash Disk Type
HDD
Floppy
Emulates the USB flash disk to HDD mode.
Emulates the USB flash disk to floppy mode.
3.1.2.10 First Boot Device, Second Boot Device, Third Boot Device
and Boot Other Device
Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the “First Boot
Device” “Second Boot Device” and “Third Boot Device” fields
respectively. The BIOS will boot the operating system according
to the sequence of the drive selected. Set “Boot Other Device”
to Enabled if you wish to boot from another device.
3.1.2.11 Swap Floppy Drive
When this field is enabled and the system is booting from the
floppy drive, the system will boot from drive B instead of drive A.
When this field is disabled and the system is booting from the
floppy drive, the system will boot from drive A. You must have
two floppy drives to use this function.
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3.1.2.12 Boot Up Floppy Seek
When enabled, the BIOS will check whether the floppy disk drive
installed is 40 or 80 tracks. Note that the BIOS cannot distinguish
between 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M drive types as they are all 80
tracks. When disabled, the BIOS will not search for the type of
floppy disk drive by track number. Note that there will not be any
warning message if the drive installed is 360KB.
3.1.2.13 Boot Up NumLock Status
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric
keypad. By default, the system boots up with NumLock on
wherein the function of the numeric keypad is the number keys.
When set to Off, the function of the numeric keypad is the arrow keys.
3.1.2.14 Typematic Rate Setting
Disabled Continually holding down a key on your keyboard
will cause the BIOS to report that the key is down.
Enabled The BIOS will not only report that the key is down,
but will first wait for a moment, and, if the key is still
down, it will begin to report that the key has been
depressed repeatedly. For example, you would use
such a feature to accelerate cursor movements with
the arrow keys. You can then select the typematic
rate and typematic delay in the “Typematic Rate
(Chars/Sec)” and “Typematic Delay (Msec)” fields
below.
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3.1.2.15 Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This field allows you to select the rate at which the keys are
accelerated.
3.1.2.16 Typematic Delay (Msec)
This field allows you to select the delay between when the key
was first depressed and when the acceleration begins.
3.1.2.17 Security Option
This field determines when the system will prompt for the password - everytime the system boots or only when you enter the
BIOS setup. Set the password in the Set Supervisor/User Password submenu.
System The system will not boot and access to Setup will be
denied unless the correct password is entered at the
prompt.
Setup The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied unless the correct password is entered at the
prompt.
3.1.2.18 APIC Mode
Leave this field in its default setting.
3.1.2.19 MPS Version Control for OS
This field is used to select the MPS version that the system
board is using.
3.1.2.20 OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
This field allows you to access the memory that is over 64MB in
OS/2.
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3.1.2.21 HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
The system board supports SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and
Reporting Technology) hard drives. SMART is a reliability prediction technology for ATA/IDE and SCSI drives. The drive will provide sufficient notice to the system or user to backup data prior
to the drive’s failure. The default is Disabled. If you are using hard
drives that support S.M.A.R.T., set this field to Enabled. SMART is
supported in ATA/33 or later hard drives.
3.1.2.22 Full Screen Logo Show
This field is applicable only if you want a particular logo to appear during system boot-up.
Enabled The logo will appear in full screen during system
boot-up.
Disabled The logo will not appear during system boot-up.
3.1.2.23 Small Logo(EPA) Show
Enabled The EPA logo will appear during system boot-up.
Disabled The EPA logo will not appear during system bootup.
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3.1.3 Advanced Chipset Features
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
This section gives you functions to configure the system based
on the specific features of the chipset. The chipset manages bus
speeds and access to system memory resources. These items
should not be altered unless necessary. The default settings have
been chosen because they provide the best operating conditions
for your system. The only time you might consider making any
changes would be if you discovered some incompatibility or that
data was being lost while using your system.
3.1.3.1 DRAM Timing Selectable
This field is used to select the timing of the DRAM.
By SPD
The EEPROM on a DIMM has SPD (Serial Presence Detect) data structure that stores information about the module such as the memory
type, memory size, memory speed, etc. When
this option is selected, the system will run according to the information in the EEPROM. This
option is the default setting because it provides
the most stable condition for the system. The
“C AS Latency Time” to “DRAM RAS#
Precharge” fields will show the default settings
by SPD.
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Manual
If you want better performance for your system
other than the one “by SPD”, select “Manual”
then select the best option in the “CAS Latency
Time” to “DRAM RAS# Precharge” fields.
3.1.3.2 CAS Latency Time
This field is used to select the local memory clock periods.
3.1.3.3 Active to Precharge Delay
The options are 5, 6, 7 and 8.
3.1.3.4 DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
The options are 2, 3 and 4.
3.1.3.5 DRAM RAS# Precharge
This field controls RAS# precharge (in local memory clocks).
3.1.3.6 Memory Frequency For
This field is used to select the memory clock speed of the DIMM.
The system board supports DDR266, DDR333 or DDR400 when
using 800MHz FSB CPU.
DDR333 will run at 320MHz memory frequency when used with
800MHz FSB CPU. Under such circumstance, make sure this field
is set to Auto or DDR320.
Refer to chapter 1 (System Memory section) for detailed specification of the memory supported by the system board.
3.1.3.7 System Bandwidth
The options are HPS3, MPS1, MPS2, LPS1, LPS2, LPS3 and Disabled.
LPS denotes Low Bandwidth for overclock users.
MPS denotes Middle Bandwidth for overclock users.
HPS denotes High Bandwidth for overclock users.
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3.1.3.8 System BIOS Cacheable
When this field is enabled, accesses to the system BIOS ROM
addressed at F0000H-FFFFFH are cached, provided that the cache
controller is enabled. The larger the range of the Cache RAM, the
higher the efficiency of the system.
3.1.3.9 Video BIOS Cacheable
As with caching the system BIOS, enabling the Video BIOS cache
will allow access to video BIOS addresssed at C0000H to
C7FFFH to be cached, if the cache controller is also enabled. The
larger the range of the Cache RAM, the faster the video performance.
3.1.3.10 Delay Prior To Thermal
This field is used to select the time that would force the CPU to
a 50% duty cycle when it exceeds its maximum operating temperature therefore protecting the CPU and the system board
from overheating to ensure a safe computing environment..
3.1.3.11 AGP Aperture Size (MB)
This field is relevant to the memory-mapped graphics data of the
AGP card installed in your system. Leave this in its default setting.
3.1.3.12 DRAM Data Integrity Mode
Non-ECC
ECC
Uses x64 DIMM.
This option allows the system to recover from
memory failure. It detects single-bit and multiple-bit
errors, then automatically corrects single-bit error.
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3.1.4
Integrated Peripherals
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.4.1 Intel OnChip IDE Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
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IDE DMA Transfer Access
This field, when Enabled, will enhance the IDE DMA transfer of
an IDE hard disk drive.
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE and On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
These fields allow you to enable or disable the primary and secondary IDE controller. Select Disabled if you want to add a different hard drive controller.
IDE Primary Master/Slave PIO and IDE Secondary Master/Slave
PIO
PIO means Programmed Input/Output. Rather than have the
BIOS issue a series of commands to effect a transfer to or from
the disk drive, PIO allows the BIOS to tell the controller what it
wants and then let the controller and the CPU perform the complete task by themselves. Your system supports five modes, 0 (default) to 4, which primarily differ in timing. When Auto is selected,
the BIOS will select the best available mode after checking your
drive.
Auto
Mode 0-4
The BIOS will automatically set the system according to your hard disk drive’s timing.
You can select a mode that matches your hard
disk drive’s timing. Caution: Do not use the wrong
setting or you will have drive errors.
IDE Primary Master/Slave UDMA and IDE Secondary Master/
Slave UDMA
These fields allow you to set the Ultra DMA in use. When Auto
is selected, the BIOS will select the best available option after
checking your hard drive or CD-ROM.
Auto
Disabled
The BIOS will automatically detect the settings
for you.
The BIOS will not detect these categories.
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IDE HDD Block Mode
Enabled
Disabled
The IDE HDD uses the block mode. The system
BIOS will check the hard disk drive for the maximum block size the system can transfer. The block
size will depend on the type of hard disk drive.
The IDE HDD uses the standard mode.
On-Chip Serial ATA Setting
This section is used to configure the serial ATA drives.
SATA Mode
IDE
This option configures the Serial ATA drives in IDE
mode.
RAID This option configures RAID on the Serial ATA drives.
On-Chip Serial ATA
Disabled
Auto
Disables the onboard SATA.
The system will detect the existing SATA
and IDE drives then automatically set them
to the available master/slave mode.
Combined Mode This option allows you to use both IDE and
SATA drives; allowing a maximum of 4
drives. You must manually set the SATA
drives’ master/slave mode in the “Serial ATA
Port1 Mode” and “Serial ATA Port2 Mode”
fields.
Enhanced Mode This option allows you to use both IDE and
SATA drives; allowing a maximum of 6
drives.
SATA Only
This option automatically sets the SATA
drives to Primar y Master and Secondar y
Master modes. Since both drives are in master mode, you cannot set the IDE drives to
Master mode. The “Serial ATA Port1 Mode”
and “Serial ATA Port2 Mode” fields will not
be configurable.
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Serial ATA Port1 Mode and Serial ATA Port2 Mode
These fields are used to select the master/slave mode of the
serial ATA drives. Make sure they do not conflict with the
settings of the IDE hard drives.
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3.1.4.2 Intel OnChip PCI Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
USB Controller
Enabled Enables the onboard USB. You can further configure
the USB in the “USB 2.0 Controller” and “USB Keyboard Support” fields.
Disabled Disables the onboard USB. “USB 2.0 Controller” and
“USB Keyboard Support” fields are not configurable.
USB 2.0 Controller
If you are using a USB 2.0 device, this field must be set to Enabled.
USB Keyboard Support
By default, this field is Disabled. However, if you are using a USB
keyboard under DOS, make sure to enable this function.
AC97 Audio
Auto
Select this option when using the onboard AC97
codec.
Disabled Select this option when using a PCI sound card.
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3.1.4.3 Onboard Super IO Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
KBC Input Clock
This is used to select the input clock of your keyboard.
Onboard FDC Controller
Enabled Enables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Disabled Disables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Onboard Serial Port 1
Auto
The system will automatically select an I/O address for the onboard serial port.
3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3
Allows you to
manually select an I/O address for the onboard
serial port.
Disabled
Disables the onboard serial port.
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Onboard SIR Select
This field is used to select an I/O address for the IrDA device.
IR Mode Select
This field is used to select the type of IrDA standard supported
by your IrDA device. For better transmission of data, your IrDA
peripheral device must be within a 30o angle and within a distance of 1 meter.
RxD, TxD Active
The options are Hi, Lo; Lo, Hi; Lo, Lo; and Hi, Hi.
IR Transmission Delay
If this field is Enabled, transmission of data will be slower. This is
recommended when you encounter transmission problem with
your device. The options are: Enabled and Disabled.
UR2 Duplex Mode
Half Data is completely transmitted before receiving data.
Full Transmits and receives data simultaneously.
Use IR Pins
The options are IR-Rx2Tx2 and RxD2TxD2.
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Onboard Parallel Port
378/IRQ7, 3BC/IRQ7, 278/IRQ5
Selects the I/O address and
IRQ for the onboard parallel port.
Disabled Disables the onboard parallel port.
Parallel Port Mode
The options are SPP, EPP, ECP and ECP+EPP. These apply to a
standard specification and will depend on the type and speed of
your device. Refer to your peripheral’s manual for the best option.
SPP
Allows normal speed operation but in one direction only.
“ECP (Extended Capabilities Port)”
Allows parallel port to operate in bidirectional mode and at a
speed faster than the normal mode’s data transfer rate.
“EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port)”
Allows bidirectional parallel por t operation at maximum
speed.
If you selected EPP, the “EPP Mode Select” field is selectable. If
you selected ECP, the “ECP Mode Use DMA” field is selectable. If
you selected ECP+EPP, both “EPP Mode Select” and “ECP Mode
Use DMA” are selectable.
EPP Mode Select
This field is used to select the EPP mode of the parallel port.
ECP Mode Use DMA
This is used to select a DMA channel of the parallel port.
Game Port Address
This field is used to select the game port’s address.
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Midi Port Address
This field is used to select the midi port’s address. If you have
selected the midi port’s address, you may select its IRQ in the
“Midi Port IRQ” field.
Midi Port IRQ
This field is used to select the midi port’s IRQ.
3.1.4.4 Init Display First
This field is used to select whether to initialize the AGP or PCI
first when the system boots.
AGP
PCI Slot
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When the system boots, it will first initialize the
AGP.
When the system boots, it will first initialize PCI.
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3.1.5 Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure your system to most effectively save energy.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.5.1 ACPI Function
This function should be enabled only in operating systems that
support ACPI. Currently, only Windows® 98SE/2000/ME/XP supports this function. If you want to use the Suspend to RAM function, make sure this field is enabled then select “S3(STR)” in the
“ACPI Suspend Type” field.
3.1.5.2 ACPI Suspend Type
This field is used to select the type of Suspend mode.
S1(POS)
S3(STR)
Enables the Power On Suspend function.
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
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3.1.5.3 Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
When this field is set to Auto, the system will initialize the VGA
BIOS when it wakes up from the S3 state. This can be configured
only if the “ACPI Suspend Type” field is set to “S3(STR)”.
3.1.5.4 Power Management
This field allows you to select the type (or degree) of power
saving by changing the length of idle time that elapses before the
Suspend mode and HDD Power Down fields are activated.
Min Saving
Max Saving
User Define
Minimum power saving time for the Suspend
Mode (1 hour) and HDD Power Down (15 min.)
Maximum power saving time for the. Suspend
Mode and HDD Power Down = 1 min.
Allows you to set the power saving time in the
“Suspend Mode” and “HDD Power Down”
fields.
3.1.5.5 Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
V/H SYNC + Blank This selection will cause the system to
turn off the vertical and horizontal synchronization ports and write blanks to the
video buffer.
Blank Screen This option only writes blanks to the video
buffer.
DPMS
Initializes display power management signaling.
Use this option if your video board supports it.
3.1.5.6 Video Off In Suspend
This field is used to activate the video off feature when the system enters the Suspend mode. The options are Yes and No.
3.1.5.7 Suspend Mode
This is selectable only when the Power Management field is set
to User Define. When the system enters the Suspend mode according to the power saving time selected, the CPU and onboard
peripherals will be shut off.
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3.1.5.8 HDD Power Down
This is selectable only when the Power Management field is set
to User Define. When the system enters the HDD Power Down
mode according to the power saving time selected, the hard disk
drive will be powered down while all other devices remain active.
3.1.5.9 Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
This field allows you to select the method of powering off your
system.
Delay 4 Sec. Regardless of whether the Power Management
function is enabled or disabled, if the power button is pushed and released in less than 4 sec, the
system enters the Suspend mode. The purpose of
this function is to prevent the system from
powering off in case you accidentally “hit” or
pushed the power button. Push and release again
in less than 4 sec to restore. Pushing the power
button for more than 4 seconds will power off
the system.
Instant-Off Pressing and then releasing the power button at
once will immediately power off your system.
3.1.5.10 Resume on PCI Event
Enabled
This field should be set to Enabled only if your PCI
card such as LAN card or modem card uses the PCI
PME (Power Management Event) signal to remotely
wake up the system. Access to the LAN card or PCI
card will cause the system to wake up. Refer to the
card’s documentation for more information.
Disabled The system will not wake up despite access to the
PCI card.
3.1.5.11 Resume On Ring
Set this field to Enabled to use the modem ring-on function. This
will allow your system to power-on to respond to calls coming
from an external modem.
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3.1.5.12 Resume On LAN
If you are using a LAN card that supports the remote wake up
function, set this field to Enabled. The will allow the network to
remotely wake up a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC. However, if
your system is in the Suspend mode, you can wake up the system only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt. Refer to “Wake-OnLAN Connector” in chapter 2 for more information.
3.1.5.13 Resume On CSA LAN (Giga-LAN)
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard CSA Gigabit
LAN.
3.1.5.14 USB KB Wake-Up From S3
This field, when enabled, allows you to use a USB keyboard to
wake up a system that is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM)
state. This can be configured only if the “ACPI Suspend Type” field
is set to “S3(STR)”.
3.1.5.15 Resume By Alarm
Enabled When Enabled, you can set the date and time you
would like the Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC to
power-on in the “Date (of Month) Alarm” and “Time
(hh:mm:ss) Alarm” fields. However, if the system is
being accessed by incoming calls or the network
(Resume On Ring/LAN) prior to the date and time
set in these fields, the system will give priority to the
incoming calls or network.
Disabled Disables the automatic power-on function. (default)
3.1.5.16 Date (of Month) Alarm
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time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
Select a date you would like the system to poweron. The system will power-on on the set date, and
time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
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3.1.5.17 Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
This is used to set the time you would like the system to poweron. If you want the system to power-on everyday as set in the
“Date (of Month) Alarm” field, the time set in this field must be
later than the time of the RTC set in the Standard CMOS Features submenu.
3.1.5.18 Keyboard/Mouse Power On
This field allows you to use the keyboard or PS/2 mouse to
power-on the system.
Disabled
Default setting. Uses the power button to power
on the system.
Password
When this option is selected, set the password
you would like to use to power-on the system in
the “KB Power On Password” field.
Hot Key
When this option is selected, select the function
key you would like to use to power-on the system in the “KB Power On Hot Key” field.
Mouse Left When this option is selected, double-click the left
button of the mouse to power-on the system.
Mouse Right When this option is selected, double-click the
right button of the mouse to power-on the system.
Keyboard 98 When this option is selected, press the “wake up”
key of the Windows 98 compatible keyboard to
power-on the system.
3.1.5.19 KB Power On Password
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. Enter your password. You can enter up to 5 characters. Type in exactly the same
password to confirm, then press <Enter>.
The power button will not function once a keyboard password
has been set in this field. You must type the correct password to
power-on the system. If you forgot the password, power-off the
system and remove the battery. Wait for a few seconds and install it back before powering-on the system.
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3.1.5.20 KB Power On Hot Key
This field is used to select a function key that you would like to
use to power-on the system.
3.1.5.21 PWR Lost Resume State
Keep Off
When power returns after an AC power failure,
the system’s power is off. You must press the
Power button to power-on the system.
Turn On
When power returns after an AC power failure,
the system will automatically power-on.
Last State When power returns after an AC power failure,
the system will return to the state where you left
off before power failure occurs. If the system’s
power is off when AC power failure occurs, it will
remain off when power returns. If the system’s
power is on when AC power failure occurs, the
system will power-on when power returns.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. It covers
some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that
only experienced users should make any changes to the default
settings.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.6.1 Reset Configuration Data
Enabled The BIOS will reset the Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) once automatically. It will then recreate a new set of configuration data.
Disabled The BIOS will not reset the configuration data.
3.1.6.2 Resources Controlled By
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capability to automatically
configure all of the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices.
Auto
Manual
The system will automatically detect the settings for
you.
Choose the specific IRQ in the “IRQ Resources” field
respectively.
3.1.6.3 IRQ Resources
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. This field is used
to set each system interrupt to either Reserved or PCI Device.
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3.1.6.4 PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This field determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards
can work with PCI/VGA or not. The default value is Disabled.
Enabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA.
Disabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards does not work with PCI/
VGA.
3.1.6.5 PCI IRQ Assignment
By default, an IRQ is automatically assigned to the PCI devices
that are installed in the PCI slots.
If a PCI device has not been assigned an IRQ, you must manually
assign an IRQ for the device. During system boot-up, you will see
“NA” for the device that does not have an IRQ assigned.
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3.1.7 PC Health Status
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.7.1 CPU Fan Protection
The CPU Fan Protection function, when enabled, has the capability of monitoring the CPU fan when the system boots. Once it
has detected that the CPU fan did not rotate, 5 warning beeps
will sound then the system will automatically power-off.
3.1.7.2 Shutdown Temperature
You can prevent the system from overheating by selecting a temperature in this field. If the system detected that its temperature
exceeded the one set in this field, it will automatically shutdown.
This function will work only when you enable this function in the
Hardware Monitor utility.
3.1.7.3
Current System Temperature, Current CPU Temperature,
Current Chip Fan Speed, Current CPU Fan Speed and Current Second Fan Speed
These fields show the internal temperature of the system, current
temperature of the CPU, and the current fan speed of the chip,
CPU and second fans in RPM (Revolutions Per Minute).
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3.1.7.4 CPU(V)
These fields show the voltage of the processor.
3.1.7.5 +1.5V, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, -12V, VBAT(V) and 5VSB(V)
These fields show the output voltage of the power supply.
Note:
The onboard hardware monitor function is capable of detecting
“system health” conditions but if you want a warning message
to pop-up or a warning alarm to sound when an abnormal
condition occurs, you must install the Hardware Monitor utility.
This utility is included in the CD that came with the system
board. Refer to the Hardware Monitor section in chapter 4 for
more information.
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3.1.8 Genie BIOS Setting
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.8.1 CPU Clock
This field provides several options for selecting the external system bus clock of the processor. The available options allow you
to adjust the processor’s bus clock by 1MHz increment.
Important:
Selecting an external bus clock other than the default setting
may result to the processor’s or system’s instability and are not
guaranteed to provide better system performance.
3.1.8.2 CPU Clock Ratio
This field is used to select the CPU’s frequency ratio.
Important:
The frequency ratio of some processors may have been locked
by the manufacturer. If you are using this kind of processor,
setting an extended ratio for the processor will have no effect.
The system will instead use its factory default ratio.
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3.1.8.3 CPU Clock Now Is
This field will show the CPU clock based on the settings in the
“CPU Clock” and “CPU Clock Ratio” fields.
3.1.8.4 AGP/PCI/SATA Clock
This field is used to select the bus clock of the AGP, PCI and
SATA.
3.1.8.5 Auto Detect PCI Clk
When enabled, the system will automatically send clock signals to
existing PCI devices.
3.1.8.6 Spread Spectrum
Leave this field in its default setting. Do not alter this setting unless advised by an engineer or technician.
3.1.8.7 Current CPU Voltage
This field will show the current CPU voltage.
3.1.8.8 CPU Voltage Control
This field allows you to manually adjust to a higher core voltage
that is supplied to the CPU. If you want to use the CPU’s default
core voltage, leave this field in its default setting. The CPU’s Vcore
will be generated according to the CPU VID configuration.
Important:
Although this function is supported, we do not recommend that
you use a higher voltage because unstable current may be supplied to the system board causing damage.
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3.1.8.9 DIMM Voltage Control
This field allows you to manually select higher voltage supplied
to the DRAM. If you want to use the DRAM’s default voltage,
leave this field in its default setting.
Important:
Although this function is supported, we do not recommend that
you use a higher voltage because unstable current may be supplied to the system board causing damage.
3.1.8.10 AGP Voltage Control
This field allows you to manually select higher voltage supplied
to the AGP. If you want to use the default voltage, leave this field
in its default setting.
Important:
Although this function is supported, we do not recommend that
you use a higher voltage because unstable current may be supplied to the system board causing damage.
3.1.8.11 CSA LAN (Giga-LAN)
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard CSA Gigabit
LAN.
3.1.8.12 CSA LAN Boot ROM
Enable this field if you wish to use the boot ROM (instead of a
disk drive) to boot-up the system and access the local area network directly.
If you wish to change the boot ROM’s settings, type the <Shift>
and <F10> keys simultaneously when prompted during boot-up.
Take note: you will be able to access the boot ROM’s program
(by typing <Shift> + <F10>) only when this field is enabled.
3.1.8.13 RAID Device Control
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard HighPoint
RAID controller.
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3.1.9 CMOS Reloaded
The CMOS Reloaded submenu allows you to save different configurations and when needed, allows you to conveniently restore
one of these previously saved configurations. Highlight CMOS Reloaded in the main menu then press <Enter>.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
You can save, load and name up to four sets of configurations in the “User Define Config 1” to “User Define Config 4” fields..
Saving a Configuration
After you have made the proper settings, move the cursor to
“Backup” of “User Define Config 1” then press <Enter>. The
message below will appear.
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Restoring a Configuration
To restore one of the previously saved configurations, move the
cursor to “Load” of “User Define Config 1” then press <Enter>.
The message below will appear.
Renaming a Configuration
The default name given in the “User Define Config 1” field is
“Config 1”. To rename, move the cursor to “Rename” then press
<Enter>. The message below will appear. You can enter up to 16
characters.
To save another configuration, repeat the procedures above but
this time, in the “User Define Config 2” or the fields that follow.
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Hot Keys
Use "Hot Keys" to perform the following functions - the fast and
easy way.
Use Hot Keys to Load a Configuration While in the BIOS Setup
Utility
You can load a configuration while in the CMOS Reloaded
submenu screen by moving the cursor to the configuration of
your choice (User Defined Config 1, User Defined Config 2, etc.)
then pressing the Reset button. The system will instantly reboot
with the configuration you have selected.
Use Hot Keys to Load a Configuration During System Boot Up
To load a configuration during system boot up, press the configuration number (e.g. "1", "2", etc.) in 0.5 seconds once the system
boots. The system will run according to the configuration you
have selected.
Use Hot Keys to Clear the CMOS Data
Instead of using the Clear CMOS jumper, press the <Pause
Break> key and the Reset button simultaneously.
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3.1.10 Load Optimized Defaults
The “Load Optimized Defaults” option loads optimized settings
from the BIOS ROM. Use the default values as standard values for
your system. Highlight this option in the main menu and press
<Enter>.
Type <Y> and press <Enter> to load the Setup default values.
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3.1.11
Set Supervisor Password
If you want to protect your system and setup from unauthorized
entry, set a supervisor’s password with the “System” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want to protect
access to setup only, but not your system, set a supervisor’s password with the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS
Features. You will not be prompted for a password when you
cold boot the system.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and
press <Enter>.
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the
password function, highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and press
<Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc>
key to return to the main menu.
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3.1.12 Set User Password
If you want another user to have access only to your system but
not to setup, set a user’s password with the “System” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want a user to enter a password when trying to access setup, set a user’s password
with the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features.
Using user’s password to enter Setup allows a user to access
only “Set User Password” that appears in the main menu screen.
Access to all other options is denied.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set User Password” and press
<Enter>.
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the
password function, highlight “Set User Password” and press <Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key to
return to the main menu.
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3.1.13 Save & Exit Setup
When all the changes have been made, highlight “Save & Exit
Setup” and press <Enter>.
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The modifications you have made
will be written into the CMOS memory, and the system will
reboot. You will once again see the initial diagnostics on the
screen. If you wish to make additional changes to the setup, press
<Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc> simultaneously or <Del> after memory
testing is done.
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3.1.14 Exit Without Saving
When you do not want to save the changes you have made,
highlight “Exit Without Saving” and press <Enter>.
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The system will reboot and you will
once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make any changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc> simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
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3.2 Intel LAN BIOS Setting Utility
The Intel LAN BIOS Setting Utility is used to configure and manage the onboard LAN. You can configure the system to use the
boot ROM (instead of a disk drive) to boot-up the system and
access the local area network directly.
After you power up the system and all hard disk drives have
been detected, the boot ROM message screen will appear. Press
the <Ctrl> and <S> keys simultaneously to enter the utility. This
will allow you to change the boot ROM’s settings.
3.3 Intel ICH5R BIOS Setting Utility
The Intel ICH5R BIOS Setting Utility is used to configure and
manage RAID on Serial ATA drives.
Important:
Before you run the Intel ICH5R BIOS Setting Utility, make sure
“SATA Mode” (“Intel OnChip IDE Device” section) in the Integrated Peripherals submenu of the Award BIOS is set to
“RAID”.
After you power up the system and all hard disk drives have
been detected, the Intel RAID BIOS status message screen will
appear. Press the <Ctrl> and <I> keys simultaneously to enter
the utility. The utility allows you to build a RAID system with
Windows® XP or Windows® 2000 installed on a RAID 0 or
RAID 1 Volume using two Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives.
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3.4 HighPoint BIOS Configuration Utility
The HighPoint BIOS Configuration Utility is used to configure and
manage RAID on drives connected to the RAID IDE connector.
Important:
Before you run the HighPoint BIOS Configuration Utility, make
sure the “RAID Device Control” field in the Genie BIOS Setting
submenu of the Award BIOS is set to Enabled.
After you power up the system and all hard disk drives have
been detected, the boot ROM message screen will appear as
shown below.
Press the <Ctrl> and <H> keys simultaneously. The BIOS Configuration Utility screen will appear.
Note:
Refer to the “BIOS Configuration Utility” section in the HighPoint
RAID User’s Manual for information on using the utility. The
manual is included in the CD.
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3.5 Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash
utility, AWDFLASH.EXE. You can download them from DFI’s web
site or contact technical support or your sales representative.
Note:
AWDFLASH.EXE works only in DOS mode.
1. Save the new BIOS file along with the flash utility
AWDFLASH.EXE to a floppy disk.
2. Reboot the system and enter the Award BIOS Setup Utility to
set the first boot drive to “Floppy”.
3. Save the setting and reboot the system.
4. After the system booted from the floppy disk, execute the
flash utility by typing AWDFLASH.EXE. The following screen
will appear.
Award BIOS Flash Utility V.8.15B
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
(The current BIOS information will appear in this area.)
File Name to Program :
5. Type the new BIOS file name onto the gray area that is next
to “File Name to Program” then press <Enter>.
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6. The following will appear.
Do You Want to Save BIOS (Y/N)
This question refers to the current existing BIOS in your system. We recommend that you save the current BIOS and its
flash utility; just in case you need to reinstall the BIOS. To save
the current BIOS, press <Y> then enter the file name of the
current BIOS. Otherwise, press <N>.
7. The following will then appear.
Press “Y” to Program or “N” to Exit
8. Press <Y> to flash the new BIOS.
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Chapter 4 - Supported Software
4.1 Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
The system board comes with a DMI built into the BIOS. DMI,
along with the appropriately networked software, is designed to
make inventory, maintenance and troubleshooting of computer systems easier. With DMI, a network administrator or MIS engineer
can remotely access some information about a particular computer system without physically going to it. Quite often a service call
may be unnecessary as the problem can be solved remotely.
The DMI utility in the BIOS automatically records various information about your system configuration. Information about the type
and speed of CPU, type and amount of memory for each memory
slot, BIOS revision level, types of add-in PCI boards and components, certain revision numbers of hardware installed, etc. are automatically detected and stored in the DMI pool, which is a part
of the system board's Plug and Play BIOS. Additional information,
such as ISA based peripherals, which may not be automatically detected, can be manually recorded in the DMI pool by using the Add
DMI menu. The DMI pool data is then verified or updated whenever the system hardware or setup is altered.
4.1.1 Running the DMI Utility
To run the DMI utility, type: DMICFG.EXE. You can download this
utility from ftp.dfiusa.com - /utilities/DMI directory.
The DMI utility must run in real mode with at least 180K of base
memor y. Memory managers like HIMEM.SYS (required by Windows) must not be installed. You may do this by using one of the
3 methods listed below.
1. Boot up from a system diskette without the AUTOEXEC.BAT
and CONFIG.SYS files,
2. “REM” HIMEM.SYS in the CONFIG.SYS, or
3. Press <F5> during bootup to bypass your AUTOEXEC.BAT and
CONFIG.SYS files.
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4.1.2 Using the DMI Utility
Award DMI Configuration Utility Copyright Award Software Inc, 1996
[Edit DMI] [Add DMI] [Load DMI File] [Save DMI File]
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System
Enclosure/Chassis
Processor
Memory Controller
Memory Module
Memory Module
Memory Module
Memory Module
Cache
Cache
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
System Slots
*** BIOS Auto Detect ***
Type : BIOS Information
Handle : 0000
Vendor Name :
BIOS Version :
BIOS Starting Address Segment : E000
BIOS Build Date :
BIOS Characteristics :
Size of BIOS ROM : 0256K
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↑ ↓ ← Move cursor ENTER-Accept DEL-Delete ESC-Abort&Exit
→
The four menus located on top of the DMI Configuration Utility
screen are Edit DMI, Add DMI, Load DMI File and Save DMI File.
Use the ← or → (left or right) arrow keys to select a menu from
the Menu bar.
On the left side of the screen is a list of the system configuration
items. Use the ↑ or ↓ (up or down) arrow keys to select an item.
The commands at the bottom of the screen will allow you to navigate through the various setup menus.
Edit DMI
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Edit DMI menu.
2. Highlight the item on the left screen that you would like to edit
by using the ↑ or ↓ arrow keys, then press <Enter>.
3. The cursor will move to the screen you select allowing you to
edit information. The screen will also display the auto-detected
information.
4. Press <F10> to update the edited information into the flash
ROM.
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Add DMI
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Add DMI menu.
2. Highlight the item on the left screen that you would like to add
by using the ↑ or ↓ arrow keys, then press <Enter>.
3. The cursor will move to the screen you select allowing you to
enter information about the added item.
4. Press <F10> to save information into the flash ROM.
To view information about the added items, go to the Edit DMI
menu.
Load DMI File
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Load DMI File menu.
2. The following message will appear.
Press [Enter] to select DMI file for load
Press <Enter>.
3. The DMI files will appear on the screen. Select the file you
would like to load and press <Enter>.
4. The following message will appear.
Do you want to execute? (Y/N)
Type <Y>. All previous DMI structures will be destroyed and
the new file will be saved into the flash ROM.
Save DMI File
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Save DMI File menu.
2. The following message will appear.
Press [Enter] to select DMI file for save
Press <Enter>.
3. Enter the directory and filename under which you would like
the DMI file saved.
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4.2 Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities and software applications required to enhance the performance of the system board.
Inser t the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen
(Mainboard Utility CD) will appear. If after inserting the CD,
"Autorun" did not automatically start (which is, the Mainboard
Utility CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root
directory of the CD and double-click "Setup".
Intel 875P chipset / Chipset Drivers
Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
Important Installation Rules
Please follow the installation sequence below.
1. Install the “Audio Drivers”.
2. Install the “Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility”.
3. Install the other drivers and utilities.
Make sure to follow this sequence. Doing it otherwise will slow
down the boot up time and affect the performance of the system.
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4.2.1 Audio Drivers
The audio drivers are supported in the following operating systems: Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows
NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
To install the driver, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “AUDIO”
icon.
2. Click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu. The following
screen will appear. Click “Install Device Driver”.
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3. The following screen will appear.
4. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
5. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
Note:
The 3D Audio Configuration software, which is an audio panel
for setting basic audio configurations, will at the same time be
installed into your system. Refer to the “3D Audio Configuration”
section in this chapter for more information.
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4.2.2 Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility is used for updating
Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP's INF files so that the Intel
chipset can be recognized and configured properly in the system.
To install the utility, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “CHIPSET”
icon.
2. Click “Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility” on the main
menu. The following screen will appear.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Reboot the system for the utility to take effect.
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4.2.3 Intel USB 2.0 Drivers
If you are using a USB 2.0 device, you must install the USB 2.0
driver. The drivers are supported in the following operating systems: Windows 98 SE, Windows ME and Windows 2000.
To install the driver, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “USB” icon.
2. Click “Intel USB 2.0 Drivers” on the main menu. If you are
using Windows 98 SE or Windows ME, the following screen
will appear.
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Windows 2000 does not suppor t auto-installation of the
USB 2.0 driver. When you click “Intel USB 2.0 Drivers”, the
“readme” screen will appear.
3. Follow the installation instructions shown on the screen.
4. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
Important:
If you are using Windows® XP, you must install the Windows
Service Pack 1 USB 2.0 driver which comes available after you
have installed the operating system.
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4.2.4 LAN Drivers
To install the driver, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “NETWORK”
icon.
2. Click “LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
3. Click “Wired LAN Adapters”. The following screen will appear.
4. Click “Install Software”. This will install the LAN application
software. After installing the software, run the application software by double-clicking the icon on the lower right of the
taskbar. The “Intel(R) PROSet II” screen will appear. For more
information about using the utility, click “View User Guide” on
the screen above.
5. Go back to the screen above to install the LAN driver. Click
“Install Base Driver”.
6. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
7. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
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4.2.5 HighPoint RAID Drivers
If the hard drives connected to the RAID IDE connectors will be
configured as RAID, you must install the Highpoint RAID drivers.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “TOOLS”
icon.
2. Click “HighPoint RAID Drivers” on the main menu. A
“readme” screen which contains the RAID drivers installation
instructions will appear.
The installation procedure will lead you to install the driver
from a diskette. The diskette is included in the system board
package.
To install the RAID drivers:
1. Insert the “HighPoint 372 N RAID Drivers” diskette.
2. Follow the installation instructions shown on the screen.
3. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
Note:
Refer to the HighPoint RAID User’s Manual for more information about the RAID drivers. The manual is included in the CD.
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4.2.6 HighPoint RAID Utility
This utility is used to configure and manage RAID on drives connected to the RAID IDE connectors.
To install the utility, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “TOOLS”
icon.
2. Click “HighPoint RAID Utility” on the main menu. The following screen will appear.
3. Follow the installation instructions shown on the screen.
4. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
Note:
Refer to the HighPoint RAID User’s Manual for more information about the utility. The manual is included in the CD.
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4.2.7 Intel ICH5R RAID Driver (for Windows XP and
Windows 2000 only)
After the SATA drives have been configured with a RAID volume
in the Intel ICH5R BIOS Setting Utility, you must install the
ICH5R RAID driver.
To install the RAID driver:
1. Start Windows Setup by booting from the installation CD.
2. Press <F6> when prompted at the beginning of Windows
setup.
3. Press <S> to select “Specify Additional Device”.
4. At this point you should be prompted to insert a floppy disk
containing the Intel RAID driver. Insert the “Intel ICH5R RAID
Driver” diskette.
5. Select “Intel® 82801ER SATA RAID Controller” from the list
then press <Enter>.
6. The next screen should confirm that you have selected the
Intel(r) RAID controller. Press <Enter> again to continue.
7. Finish the Windows installation. Leave the floppy disk in the
floppy drive until the system reboots itself. Windows setup
will need to copy the files from the floppy disk again after the
RAID volume is formatted, then Windows setup starts copying
files.
8. Install the “Intel Application Accelerator RAID Edition” software. (Refer to the next page). This will add the Intel Application Accelerator RAID Edition user interface utility that can be
used to manage the RAID configuration.
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4.2.8 Intel Application Accelerator RAID Edition (for
Windows XP and Windows 2000 only)
This utility is used to configure and manage RAID on Serial ATA
drives.
To install the utility, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “TOOLS”
icon.
2. Click “Intel Application Accelerator RAID Edition” on the main
menu. The following screen will appear.
3. Follow the installation instructions shown on the screen.
4. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
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4.2.9 Hardware Monitor
The system board comes with the Hardware Monitor utility contained in the provided CD. This utility is capable of monitoring
the system’s “health” conditions and allows you to manually set a
range (Highest and Lowest Limit) to the items being monitored.
If the settings/values are over or under the set range, a warning
message will pop-up. The utility can also be configured so that a
beeping alarm will sound whenever an error occurs. We recommend that you use the “Default Setting” which is the ideal setting
that would keep the system in good working condition.
To install, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “TOOLS”
icon.
2. Click “Hardware Monitor” on the main menu. The following
screen will appear.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
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4.2.10 Microsoft DirectX 8.1
To install, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “TOOLS”
icon.
2. Click “Microsoft DirectX 8.1” on the main menu. The following screen will appear.
3. Click “Yes” to continue.
4. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
5. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
Note:
If you are using Windows® XP, you do not need to install
“Microsoft DirectX 8.1” because it is already supported by the
operating system.
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4.2.11 McAfee VirusScan Online (English OS only)
The McAfee VirusScan Online is the most reliable and convenient way of protecting your PC from computer viruses. When
you install McAfee VirusScan Online, your computer is safe because it automatically scans for viruses and checks for virus updates so that PC protection stays up-to-date.
To install, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “TOOLS”
icon.
2. Click “McAfee VirusScan Online” on the main menu. The following screen will appear.
3. Click “Yes” to continue.
4. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
5. Restart the system.
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4.2.12 RadarSync
RadarSync is a software utility that must be installed in your system to allow online updates of the system’s BIOS. It provides an
easy and fast way of accessing the website for downloading the
latest version of the BIOS. Using your existing Internet connection, the utility can automatically connect to the web server.
Installing RadarSync
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “TOOLS”
icon.
2. Click “RadarSync” on the main menu. The following screen
will appear.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
Launching RadarSync
Click Start on your Windows desktop, point to Programs then
click RadarSync. The RadarSync icon will appear on the taskbar.
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If you are online, it will start to “radar” (rotate) looking for updates for your PC. If you are not online, RadarSync will be in
sleep mode.
If you want to customize or manage the options in RadarSync,
double-click the icon to run the RadarSync. software.
Updating the System
When RadarSync is running and you are online, the Update Window will from time to time pop up on your computer screen.
This means RadarSync has found an update file for the system’s
BIOS.
By finding the updates for you and downloading them, RadarSync
saves you time.
To get an update once RadarSync notifies you about it, click
“Download” on the Update Window.
Note:
Refer to the RadarSync User’s Manual for more information. The
manual is included in the CD.
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4.2.13 WinFlash
WinFlash is a utility program that allows you to flash the BIOS
under an operating system.
To install, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “TOOLS”
icon.
2. Click “WinFlash” on the main menu. The following screen will
appear.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Restart the system.
To flash the BIOS, run the WinFlash utility.
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4.3 3D Audio Configuration
When you install the audio driver, the 3D Audio Configuration
software will at the same time be installed into your system. 3D
Audio Configuration is an audio panel for setting basic audio configurations. It allows you to configure 2-channel, 4-channel and 6channel audio modes as well as configure the audio effects. After
installing the audio driver and rebooting the system, you can run
3D Audio Configuration either from the taskbar or from the
Control Panel.
a. Right-click the 3D Audio Configuration icon which you will
find in the taskbar at the lower right corner of the desktop
screen.
b. On your Windows desktop, click Start, point to Settings then
click Control Panel. The Control Panel dialog box will appear.
Double-click CMI Audio Config.
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Speaker Output
When you open 3D Audio Configuration, the default screen that appears is
the Speaker Output. This
is
where
you
will
configure analog output
settings to speakers.
S/PDIF
This panel is used to
configure S/PDIF output
which provides a low-distortion digital data transfer
between audio devices.
Volume Control
This panel provides digital
volume control for all 6
channels. You can regulate
each volume to the
speaker when playing digital sound sources.
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Microphone
This panel is used to
configure the microphone.
Xear 3D
X
Xear 3D is a sound technology for 2-channel virtual surround, adjustable
multi-channel sound field,
innovative listening mode,
amazing sound effects and
3D positional audio. It has
3 functional blocks: Virtual
Speaker Shifter, Sound Effect and Multi-channel Music Demo.
Note:
Refer to the Audio User’s Manual for more information about
3D Audio Configuration. The manual is included in the CD.
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4.4 Installation Notes
1. "Autorun" ONLY supports the Windows 98, Windows 98
SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 and
Windows XP operating systems. If after inser ting the CD,
"Autorun" did not automatically star t (which is, the Main
Board Utility CD screen did not appear), please go directly to
the root directory of the CD and double-click "Setup".
2. All steps or procedures to install software drivers are subject
to change without notice as the softwares are occassionally
updated. Please go to DFI's web site at "http://www.dfi.com/
support1/download2.asp" for the latest version of the drivers
or software applications.
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Enabling Hyper-Threading Technology
Appendix A - Enabling Hyper-Threading Technology
A.1 Enabling Hyper-Threading Technology
To enable the functionality of the Hyper-Threading Technology, please
follow the requirements and steps below. Basically, the following
presumes that you have already installed an Intel® Pentium® 4
Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology.
1. The system requires a minimum of 300 Watt ATX 12V power
supply.
2. Aside from installing a CPU fan on the Intel® Pentium® 4
Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, make sure to install
cooling fans. The system requires adequate airflow throughout the
chassis to prevent overheating the processor.
3. The “CPU Hyper-Threading” field in the Advanced BIOS Features
submenu of the Award BIOS setup will appear. Make sure this
field is set to Enabled.
4. Currently, only Windows® XP supports the Hyper-Threading
Technology. If this OS has been previously installed, you must
REINSTALL it.
5. After installing Windows® XP, please check the following to
ensure that the operating system has been properly installed.
a. Click Start, point to Settings then click Control Panel.
b. Double-click the System icon. The System Properties dialog
box will appear.
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c. Click the General tab. The processor shown under Computer
should resemble the one shown below.
d. Now click the Hardware tab then click Device Manager. The
items shown under Computer and Processors should
resemble the ones shown below.
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e. Lastly, press the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys
simultaneously. The Windows Task Manager dialog box will
appear. Click the Performance tab. The diagram under CPU
Usage History should resemble the one shown below.
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B
Appendix B - CPU Fan Protection
The CPU must be kept cool by using a CPU fan with heat sink.
Without sufficient air circulation across the CPU and heat sink, the
CPU will overheat damaging both the CPU and system board.
The system board supports the CPU Fan Protection function. It has
the capability of monitoring the CPU fan when the system boots. Once
it has detected that the CPU fan did not rotate, 5 warning beeps will
sound then the system will automatically power-off. This preventive
measure has been added to protect the CPU from damage and
insure a safe computing environment.
To use the CPU Fan Protection function, please follow the steps
below.
1. Before you power-on the system, make sure the heat sink and
CPU fan are correctly installed onto the CPU. The system is
capable of monitoring the CPU fan, therefore you must use a fan
with sense pin to support this function. Connect the CPU fan to
the CPU fan connector on the system board.
2. The “CPU Fan Protection” field in the PC Health Status submenu
of the BIOS must be set to “Enabled”.
3. You may now power-on the system.
Three circumstances may occur causing the system to detect CPU
fan failure.
1. The CPU fan is not connected to the CPU fan connector on the
system board.
2. The CPU fan may be damaged. Replace it with a new fan.
3. The CPU fan did not rotate immediately upon system boot-up or
it took some time before the CPU fan rotated. Check whether the
heat sink and fan are mounted properly onto the CPU then restart
the system. If the same problem occurs, you must replace it with
a good quality fan - one that will rotate immediately once power
comes in and also one that will dissipate heat more efficiently,
otherwise, you have to disable this function in the BIOS.
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System Error Message
Appendix C - System Error Message
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to
correct something, either a beep code will sound or a message will
be displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the message,
PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or DEL TO ENTER
SETUP, will be shown in the information box at the bottom. Enter
Setup to correct the error.
C.1 POST Beep
There are two kinds of beep codes in the BIOS. One code indicates that a video error has occured and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information. This
beep code consists of a single long beep followed by three short
beeps. The other code indicates that a DRAM error has occured.
This beep code consists of a single long beep.
C.2 Error Messages
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the
BIOS detects an error during the POST. This list indicates the error
messages for all Awards BIOSes:
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
Caution:
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
battery manufacturer’s instructions.
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has
become corrupt. This error may have been caused by a weak
battery. Check the battery and replace if necessary.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The display switch on the motherboard can be set to either
monochrome or color. This indicates the switch is set to a different
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setting than indicated in Setup. Determine which setting is correct, either turn off the system and change the jumper or enter
Setup and change the VIDEO selection.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
Floppy type mismatch.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
HDD initialization error.
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Sector Verify failed.
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller is
pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
correctly and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
Manufacturing POST loop
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the keyboard
controller is pull low. This is also used for the M/B burn in test at the
factory.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
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Troubleshooting
Appendix D - Troubleshooting
D.1 Troubleshooting Checklist
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems that you may encounter with your personal computer. To
efficiently troubleshoot your system, treat each problem individually. This is to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the problem in
case a problem has multiple causes.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter
problems while using your system are listed below.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
3. The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are
connected is working. Test the outlet by plugging in a lamp or
other electrical device.
4. The monitor is turned on.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted
properly.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system
and is set up correctly.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2. Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly
attached to the monitor and the other end is plugged into a
working AC outlet. If necessary, try another outlet.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the
monitor and the system’s display adapter.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s
brightness control knob.
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The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1. The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical
sync.
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that
may be creating a magnetic field around the display.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported
by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
1. If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor
may need to be turned off. Fluorescent lights adjacent to the
monitor may also cause screen wavering.
Power Supply
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
1. Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live
outlet and the other end properly plugged into the back of the
system.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is
set for the correct type of voltage you are using.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord
and install a new one if necessary.
Floppy Drive
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1. The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette
and try again.
2. The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not
write-protected.
3. You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path
statement to make sure you are writing to the targeted drive.
4. There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another
diskette with adequate storage space.
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Hard Drive
Hard disk failure.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has
been entered in the BIOS.
2. If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the
bootable (first) hard drive is configured as Master and the
second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard drive
must have an active/bootable partition.
Excessively long formatting period.
1. If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to
format, it is likely a cable connection problem. However, if your
hard drive has a large capacity, it will take a longer time to
format.
Parallel Port
The parallel printer doesn’t respond when you try to print.
1. Make sure that your printer is turned on and that the printer is
on-line.
2. Make sure your software is configured for the right type of
printer attached.
3. Verify that the onboard LPT port’s I/O address and IRQ settings
are configured correctly.
4. Verify that the attached device works by attaching it to a parallel
port that is working and configured correctly. If it works, the
printer can be assumed to be in good condition. If the printer
remains inoperative, replace the printer cable and try again.
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Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is
outputting garbled characters.
1. Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that
the device is on-line.
2. Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on
the rear of the computer.
3. Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a
serial port that is working and configured correctly. If the serial
device does not work, either the cable or the serial device has a
problem. If the serial device works, the problem may be due to
the onboard I/O or the address setting.
4. Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured
correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
1. Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2. Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and
that no keys are pressed during the booting process.
System Board
1. Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion
slot. If the add-in card is loose, power off the system, re-install
the card and power up the system.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are
properly set.
3. Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the
memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
5. If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface
and seat all socketed components. Gently press each component
into the socket.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and
load the BIOS defaults.
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