AZ30-TC
AZ30-TL
Rev. A+
System Board
User’s Manual
67920432
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© 2003. All Rights Reserved.
Trademarks
Windows® 98, Windows® 98 SE, Windows® ME, Windows® 2000,
Windows NT® 4.0 and Windows® XP are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation. AMD, AthlonTM XP, AthlonTM and DuronTM
are registered trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. VIA® is a
registered trademark of VIA Technologies, Inc. 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.
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.
System Board
This user’s manual is for the AZ30-TC and AZ30-TL system boards.
The only difference between these boards is the AZ30-TL system
board supports onboard LAN.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 Features and Specifications..................................................................... 7
1.2 Package Checklist......................................................................................... 13
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 - Award BIOS Setup Utility
3.1 The Basic Input/Output System........................................................
3.1.1
Standard CMOS Features..................................................
3.1.2
Advanced BIOS Features...................................................
3.1.3
Advanced Chipset Features ............................................
3.1.4
Integrated Peripherals...........................................................
3.1.5
Power Management Setup.................................................
3.1.6
PnP/PCI Configurations........................................................
3.1.7
PC Health Status.....................................................................
3.1.8
Frequency/Voltage Control................................................
3.1.9
Load Fail-Safe Defaults.........................................................
3.1.10 Load Optimized Defaults...................................................
3.1.11 Set Supervisor Password....................................................
3.1.12 Set User Password.................................................................
3.1.13 Save & Exit Setup...................................................................
3.1.14 Exit Without Saving...............................................................
3.2 Updating the BIOS....................................................................................
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Chapter 4 - Supported Softwares
4.1 Desktop Management Interface........................................................... 83
4.2 Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications.................................. 86
4.3 Installation Notes........................................................................................... 96
Appendix A - Using the Suspend to RAM
Function
A.1 Using the Suspend to RAM Function............................................... 97
Appendix B - System Error Messages
B.1 POST Beep.......................................................................................................101
B.2 Error Messages...............................................................................................101
Appendix C - Troubleshooting
C.1 Troubleshooting Checklist........................................................................103
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 Features and Specifications
1.1.1 Features
Chipset
• VIA® chipset
- North bridge: VIA® KM266
- South bridge: VIA® VT8235CD
Processor
The system board is equipped with Socket-A for PGA processor. It
is also equipped with a switching voltage regulator that automatically
detects 1.100V to 1.850V.
• AMD AthlonTM XP 266MHz FSB
• AMD AthlonTM 200/266MHz FSB
• AMD DuronTM 200MHz FSB
Important:
To ensure proper boot up and operation of your system, you
must power-off the system then turn off the power supply’s
switch or unplug the AC power cord prior to replacing the CPU.
System Memory
• Two 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM sockets
• Supports up to 2GB memory using PC1600 (DDR200) or
PC2100 (DDR266) DDR SDRAM DIMM, 2.5V type
• L2 cache memory
- DuronTM processor: built-in 64KB Level 2 pipelined burst
cache
- AthlonTM XP / AthlonTM processor: built-in 256KB Level 2
pipelined burst cache
DIMMs
2MBx64
4MBx64
8MBx64
Memory Size
16MB
32MB
64MB
DIMMs
16MBx64
32MBx64
64MBx64
Memory Size
128MB
256MB
512MB
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Expansion Slots
The system board is equipped with 1 AGP slot and 3 PCI slots.
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)
AGP is an interface designed to support high performance 3D
graphics cards. It utilizes a dedicated pipeline to access system
memory for texturing, z-buffering and alpha blending. The universal
AGP slot supports AGP 2x with up to 533MB/sec. bandwidth and
AGP 4x with up to 1066MB/sec. bandwidth for 3D graphics applications. AGP in this system board will deliver faster and better graphics to your PC.
Onboard Graphics Features
• Integrated ProSavage8TM 2D/3D/Video accelerator
- Shares 8MB to 32MB of the system memory
- Optimized Shared Memory Architecture (SMA)
- Full AGP 4x, including sideband addressing and execute
mode
- High quality DVD video playback
• 3D rendering features
- 32-bit true color rendering
- MPEG-2 video textures
• 2D hardware acceleration features
• Motion video architecture
Onboard LAN Features (AZ30-TL only)
• VIA® VT8235CD and Phy fast ethernet controller
• Integrated IEEE 802.3, 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX compatible
PHY
• PCI master interface
• Full duplex support at both 10 and 100 Mbps
• Supports IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation
• Supports wire for management
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Onboard Audio Features
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Uses Realtek 6-channel codec
AC’97 2.2 extension compliant codec
Supports Microsoft® DirectSound / DirectSound 3D
AC’97 supported with full duplex, independent sample rate converter for audio recording and playback
• 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 6-channel audio output function is supported by using the 4channel connector, the audio jacks at the rear panel and configuring
the audio driver. Please refer to chapters 2 and 4
PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
• Two PCI IDE interfaces support up to four IDE devices
• Supports ATA/33, ATA/66, ATA/100 and ATA/133 hard drives
• UDMA Modes 3, 4, 5 and 6 Enhanced IDE (data transfer rate
up to 133MB/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 suppor ts data
transfers of 115K baud at a distance of 1 meter.
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USB Ports
The system board suppor ts USB 2.0 and USB 1.1. USB 1.1
supports 12Mb/second bandwidth while USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/
second bandwidth providing a marked improvement in device
transfer speeds between your computer and a wide range of
simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
BIOS
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•
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•
•
•
Award BIOS
CPU Overclocking function in 1MHz stepping
Supports SCSI sequential boot-up
Flash EPROM for easy BIOS upgrades
Supports DMI 2.0 function
2Mbit 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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Two USB 2.0/1.1 ports
One RJ45 LAN port (AZ30-TL only)
One DB-9 serial port
One DB-15 VGA port
One DB-25 parallel port
One mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
One mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
One game/MIDI por t
Three audio jacks: line-out, line-in and mic-in
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I/O Connectors
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Two connectors for 4 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
One connector for 1 external serial port
One front audio connector for external line-out and mic-in jacks
Two internal audio connectors (CD-in and AUX-in)
One 4-channel audio connector
One S/PDIF-in/out connector
One connector for IrDA interface
Two IDE connectors
One floppy connector
One ATX power supply connector
CPU fan and chassis fan connectors
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(V)/VCC2.5/VCC3/5V/±12V/3VSB(V)/5VSB(V)
voltages
• Monitors CPU/chassis fan speed and failure alarm
• Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage and fan
speed
1.1.3 Intelligence
CPU Temperature Protection
The CPU Temperature Protection function has the capability of monitoring the CPU’s temperature during system boot-up. Once the system has detected that the CPU’s temperature exceeded the temperature limit defined in the BIOS, 5 warning beeps will sound then the
system will automatically power-off.
CPU Overclocking
The CPU Overclocking function allows you to adjust the processor’s
bus clock. However, overclocking may result to the processor’s or
system’s instability and are not guaranteed to provide better system
performance.
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Dual Function Power Button
Depending on the setting in the “Soft-Off By PWRBTN” 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.
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.
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.
ACPI STR
The system board is designed to meet the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) specification. ACPI has energy saving
features that enables PCs to implement Power Management and
Plug-and-Play with operating systems that support OS Direct Power
Management. Currently, only Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP supports
the ACPI function allowing 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® 98/2000/ME/XP without having to
go through the sometimes tiresome process of closing files, applica-
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tions 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.
Virus Protection
Most viruses today destroy data stored in hard drives. The system
board is designed to protect the boot sector and partition table of
your hard disk drive.
1.2 Package Checklist
The system board package contains the following items:
;
;
;
;
;
The system board
A user’s manual
One IDE cable for ATA/33, ATA/66, ATA/100 or ATA/133 IDE
drives
One 34-pin floppy disk drive cable
One “Mainboard Utility” CD
If any of these items are missing or damaged, please contact your
dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
J9 CPU Fan
ATX Power
CN7
IDE 2
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
J7 COM 2
2
9
10
I/O
chip
AGP Slot
PCI Slot 1
J4 AUX-in
J5 CD-in
JP4
FSB Select
IDE 1
Game/MIDI
VIA
KM266
1
Mic- Line- Lineout
in
in
VGA
Parallel Port
Socket A
COM1
USB 2
USB 1
(P/S2)
KB
Mouse
2.1 System Board Layout
BIOS
J6 IrDA
VIA
VT8235
PCI Slot 2
Front Panel
J18
J10 S/PDIF
J13 USB 3/4
PCI Slot 3
8
2
7
1
2
10
1
J8
4-Ch Audio
FDD
9
J11 Front Audio
Clear CMOS JP3
AZ30-TC
14
J14 USB 5/6
J16
Chassis Fan
IDE 1
JP4
FSB Select
VIA
KM266
IDE 2
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
RJ45
Game/MIDI
1
2
9
10
Mic- Line- Lineout
in
in
VGA
Parallel Port
Socket A
J7 COM 2
I/O
chip
AGP Slot
PCI Slot 1
J4 AUX-in
J5 CD-in
2
ATX Power
CN7
J9 CPU Fan
COM1
USB 2
USB 1
(P/S2)
KB
Mouse
Hardware Installation
BIOS
J6 IrDA
VIA
VT8235
PCI Slot 2
Front Panel
J18
J10 S/PDIF
J13 USB 3/4
PCI Slot 3
8
2
7
1
2
10
FDD
1
J8
4-Ch Audio
9
J11 Front Audio
Clear CMOS JP3
J14 USB 5/6
J16
Chassis Fan
AZ30-TL
(Supports onboard LAN)
Note:
The illustrations on the following pages are based on the system
board that supports onboard LAN.
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Warning:
• To ensure proper boot up and operation of your system, you must
power-off the system then turn off the power supply’s switch or
unplug the AC power cord prior to altering the setting of a jumper
or replacing the CPU.
• 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
2
1
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10
2
7
1
2
8
10
1
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The system board is equipped with two 184-pin DDR SDRAM
DIMM (Dual In-line Memory Module) sockets that support 2.5V
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 providing two times
faster data transfer.
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Refer to chapter 1 (System Memory section) for detailed specification of the memory supported by the system board.
2.3.1 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 Socket A CPU
socket. This socket is exclusively designed for installing an AMD
CPU.
2.3.2 Installing the CPU
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to
it has been powered down.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Locate Socket A on the system board.
4. 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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5. 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
6. Insert the CPU into the socket until it is seated in place. The
CPU will fit in only one orientation and can easily be inserted
without exerting any force.
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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7. 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.
Lever lock
2.3.3 Installing the CPU Fan and Heat Sink
The CPU must be kept cool by using a CPU fan with heat sink.
Without sufficient air circulation across the CPU and heat sink, the
CPU will overheat damaging both the CPU and system board.
1. Before you install the fan / heat sink, you must apply a thermal
paste onto the top of the CPU. The thermal paste, which is
usually supplied together with the CPU, looks somewhat similar
to the one shown below. Do not spread the paste all over the
surface. When you later place the heat sink on top of the CPU,
the compound will disperse evenly.
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Do not apply the paste if the fan / heat sink already has a patch
of thermal paste on its underside. Peel the strip that covers the
paste then place the fan / heat sink on top of the CPU.
Strip
2. After placing the fan / heat sink on top of the CPU, latch the
retaining clip on one side of the fan heat sink onto the protruding tab on the side of the socket.
Retaining clip
Tab
3. Push down the other retaining clip until it latches and lock onto
the protruding tab on that side of the socket. Make sure there is
sufficient air circulation across the CPU fan and heat sink.
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2.4 Jumper Settings
2.4.1 Jumper Settings for Clearing CMOS Data
1
2
9
10
1
2
7
1
2
8
10
1
9
JP3
2 3
X 1-2 On: Normal
(default)
1
2 3
2-3 On:
Clear CMOS
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the keyboard, supervisor or user password.
c) You are unable to boot-up the computer system because the processor’s bus 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 and unplug the power cord.
2. Set JP3 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP3
back to its default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Plug the power cord and power-on the system.
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If your reason for clearing the CMOS data is due to incorrect
setting of the processor’s bus clock in the BIOS, please proceed
to step 4.
4. After powering-on the system, press <Del> to enter the main
menu of the BIOS.
5. Select the “Frequency/Voltage Control” submenu and press <Enter>.
6. Set the “Clock By Slight Adjust” field to its default setting or an
appropriate bus clock. Refer to “Clock By Slight Adjust” in the
“Frequency/Voltage Control” 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 Selecting the CPU’s Front Side
Bus
JP4
X
3
2 1
1-2 On: 133MHz
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2
1
2-3 On: 100MHz
(default)
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2
7
2 1
2
1
8
3
10
1
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JP4 is used to select the front side bus of the CPU installed on the
system board.
Important:
• Overclocking may result to the CPU’s or system’s instability
and are not guaranteed to provide better system performance. If you are unable to boot your system due to
overclocking, make sure to set the jumper back to its default
setting.
• To ensure proper boot up and operation of your system, you
must power-off the system then turn off the power supply’s
switch or unplug the AC power cord prior to altering the
setting.
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2.5 Rear Panel I/O Ports
RJ45
LAN
PS/2
Mouse
PS/2
K/B
USB 1-2
Parallel
COM 1
GAME/MIDI
VGA
Line- Line- Micout in
in
AZ30-TL
PS/2
Mouse
Parallel
GAME/MIDI
USB 2
PS/2
K/B
USB 1
COM 1
VGA
Line- Line- Micout in
in
AZ30-TC
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2.5.1 PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
PS/2 Mouse
W
PS/2 Keyboard
2
1
9
10
2
7
1
2
8
10
1
9
The system board is equipped with an onboard PS/2 mouse
(Green) and PS/2 keyboard (Purple) ports. 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.
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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:
• BIOS Setting:
Refer to “PS2KB Wakeup Select” (“Wake Up Events” section) in
the Power Management Setup submenu of the BIOS for the
BIOS settings of this function. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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2.5.2 RJ45 LAN Port (AZ30-TL only)
LAN
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2
1
9
10
2
7
1
2
8
10
1
9
The AZ30-TL system board is equipped with an onboard RJ45
LAN port. 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 Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“VIA OnChip PCI Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to
chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the “VIA LAN Drivers”. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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2.5.3 Universal Serial Bus Ports
W
USB 2
USB 1
1
2
9
10
USB 3-4
2
7
1
USB 5-6
2
8
10
1
VCC
-Data
+Data
Ground
Ground
9
10
9
W
VCC
-Data
+Data
Ground
Key
2
1
The system board is equipped with two onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports
(Black).
J13 (USB 3-4) and J14 (USB 5-6) allow you to connect 4 additional
USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The additional USB ports, which are mounted on
a card-edge brackets, will be provided as options. If you want to use
the optional USB ports, install the card-edge bracket to the system
chassis then insert the connector that is attached to the USB port
cables to J13 or J14.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable the onboard USB in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“VIA OnChip PCI Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to
chapter 3 for more information.
If you are using a USB 2.0 device, you must enable the USB 2.0
function in the same BIOS submenu mentioned above.
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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 “VIA USB 2.0 Drivers”.
Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
Wake-On-USB
The Wake-On-USB function allows you to use a USB device to
wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. To
use this function:
• BIOS Setting:
“USB Resume From S1-S3” (“Wake Up Events” section) 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 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 function for 3 or more
USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥2A.
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2.5.4 Serial Ports
W
COM 1
9
10
RD
DTR
DSR
CTS
2
1
1 2
CD
TD
SG
RTS
RI
W
COM 2
9
2
7
1
2
8
10
1
9
The system board is equipped with an onboard serial port (Teal/
Turquoise) for COM 1 and a 9-pin connector at location J7 for
COM 2. These ports are RS-232C asynchronous communication
ports with 16C550A-compatible UARTs that can be used with modems, serial printers, remote display terminals, and other serial devices.
One card-edge bracket, mounted with a serial port cable, will be
provided as an option. If you want to use the COM 2 serial port,
connect the serial por t cable to connector J7. Make sure the
colored stripe on the ribbon cable is aligned with pin 1 of connector J7. Mount the card-edge bracket to the system chassis.
BIOS Setting
Select the serial ports’ I/O address in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter
3 for more information.
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2.5.5 Parallel Port
Parallel
W
2
1
9
10
2
7
1
2
8
10
1
9
The system board has a standard parallel port (Burgundy) 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 por t’s mode in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter
3 for more information.
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2.5.6 VGA Port
W
VGA
2
1
9
10
2
7
1
2
8
10
1
9
The system board can only be used with an analog video monitor.
Connect the monitor’s 15-pin D-shell cable connector to the VGA
port (Blue). If your monitor supports analog video but does not
have a 15-pin D-shell connector, see your monitor dealer for the
adapter or optional cable. After you plug the monitor cable into the
VGA port, gently tighten the cable screws to hold the connector in
place. Some monitors have a switch that chooses between analog
and TTL (or digital) operation. If your monitor has such a switch, set
it for analog.
BIOS Setting
Select the VGA’s share memory size in the Advanced Chipset Features submenu of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the “S3 ProSavage VGA Drivers”. Refer to chapter 4 for more
information.
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2.5.7 Game/MIDI Port
Game Port
2
1
W
9
10
2
7
1
2
8
10
1
9
The Game/MIDI port is identical to that of a standard PC game
adapter or game I/O port. Connect an analog joystick to the 15-pin
D-sub connector (Gold). This port works well with any application
that is compatible with the standard PC joystick.
BIOS Setting
Configure the game port in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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2.5.8 Audio (Audio Jacks, 4-Channel Audio and Front Audio)
2
1
W
9
10
Line-out Mic-in
Line-in
2
7
1
2
8
10
GND
AuD_Vcc
AuD_R_Return
Key
AuD_L_Return
10
9
2
1
Mic
Mic Power
AuD_R_Out
N. C.
AuD_L_Out
SL
Ground
SR
Ground
Ground/JS
9
Front
audio
W
Center out
Center Out Return
LFE Out
LFE Out Return
Key
1
W
2
1
4CH
audio
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Audio Jacks
The system board is equipped with 3 audio jacks. A jack is a onehole connecting interface for inserting a plug.
• 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.
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• 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 line-out jack of
your external device to this line-in jack.
• 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.
Front Audio
The front audio connector (J11) allows you to connect to the lineout and mic-in jacks that are at the front panel. Using this connector
will disable the rear audio’s line-out and mic-in functions.
Remove the jumper caps from pins 5-6 and pins 9-10 of J11 prior
to connecting the front audio cable connector. Make sure pin 1 of
the cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of J11. 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.
4-Channel Audio
The 4-channel connector (J8) supports four audio output signals:
center channel, subwoofer, rear right channel and rear left channel.
The 4 audio output signals together with the line-out jack (at the
rear panel) support 6-channel audio output.
One card-edge bracket, mounted with a rear jack and a center/
subwoofer jack, will be provided as an option. Remove the jumper
caps from pins 2-4 and pins 6-8 of J8 prior to connecting the audio
cable connector. Make sure pin 1 of the cable connector is aligned
with pin 1 of J8. If you are not using this connector, replace the
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jumper caps back to their original pin locations. Now install the
card-edge bracket to the system chassis.
Driver Installation
Install the “Realtek Audio Drivers”. Refer to chapter 4 for more
information.
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2.6 I/O Connectors
2.6.1 Internal Audio Connectors
Ground Ground
Right audio
Left audio
channel
channel
1
4
AUX-in
9
W
8
2
7
1
2
10
1
CD-in
10
4
2
1
1
Ground Ground
Left audio Right audio
channel
channel
9
The AUX-in (J4) and CD-in (J5) connectors are used to receive
audio from a CD-ROM drive, TV tuner or MPEG card.
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2.6.2 S/PDIF Connector
9
10
5W
8
2
7
1
2
1
2
1
SPDIF out
Key GND
VCC
SPDIF in
10
1
9
The system board is equipped with a S/PDIF connector. One cardedge bracket, mounted with S/PDIF ports, will be provided as an
option. Install the card-edge bracket to the system chassis then connect the audio cable connector to J10. Make sure pin 1 of the audio
cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of J10.
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2.6.3 Floppy Disk Drive Connector
2
1
1
2
2
7
10
1
9
W
9
10
8
2
1
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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 (FDD) 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 FDD.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable this function in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Super I/O Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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2.6.4 IDE Disk Drive Connectors
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40
IDE 2
IDE 1
1
2
9
10
X
X
2
2
7
1
2
8
10
1
9
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40
1
IDE 1
2
1
IDE 2
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 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 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, ATA/100 or ATA/133 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 (“VIA OnChip IDE Device” section)
of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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2.6.5 IrDA Connector
2
9
10
5W
8
2
7
1
2
1
1
IRRX
N. C. Ground
VCC
IRTX
10
1
9
Connect your IrDA cable to connector J6 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
Set “UART Mode Select” (“Super IO Device” section) in the Integrated Peripherals submenu of the BIOS to the type of IrDA standard supported by your device.
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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2.6.6 CPU Fan Connector
+12V
X On
Sense
1
2
1
9
10
2
7
1
2
8
3
10
1
9
The CPU must be kept cool by using a fan with heatsink. Connect
the CPU fan to the 3-pin fan connector at location J9 of the system
board. The system is capable of monitoring the speed of the CPU
fan.
BIOS Setting
The “PC Health Status” submenu of the BIOS will display the current speed of the CPU fan. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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2.6.7 Chassis Fan Connector
1
2
9
10
3
2
7
1
2
8
10
1
9
1
X Sense
On
+12V
The chassis fan connector (J16) is used to connect a cooling fan.
The cooling fan will provide adequate airflow throughout the chassis
to prevent overheating the CPU and system board components.
The system is capable of monitoring the speed of the chassis fan.
BIOS Setting
The “PC Health Status” submenu of the BIOS will display the current speed of the chassis fan. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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X
+5V
+5V
-5V
Ground
Ground
Ground
PS-ON
Ground
-12V
3.3V
2.6.8 Power Connectors
20
10
+12V
5VSB
PW-OK
Ground
+5V
Ground
+5V
Ground
3.3V
3.3V
11
1
2
1
9
10
2
7
1
2
8
10
1
9
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
that must be inserted onto the CN7 connector.
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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2.6.9 Front Panel Connector
20 19
G-SW
2
1
SPEAKER
9
10
G-LED
RESET
ATX-SW
HD-LED
X PWR-LED
2
7
1
2
8
10
1
9
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The front panel connector allows you to connect to the control
panel of your system chassis. The LEDs indicate computer activities
and the switches are used to change the computer status.
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.
G-SW: Green Switch
This switch will allow your system to enter the Suspend mode.
G-LED: Green LED
This LED will not light when the system’s power is on or when the
system is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. It will blink
every second when the system is in the S1 (POS - Power On
Suspend) state.
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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
Soft-Off or Suspend mode. Refer to “Soft-Off By PWRBTN” in the
Power Management Setup (Chapter 3).
PWR-LED: Power/Standby LED
When the system’s power is on, this LED will light. When the system is in the S1 (POS - Power On Suspend) state, it will blink every
second. When the system is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM)
state, it will blink every 4 seconds.
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.
Pin
Pin Assignment
HD-LED
(Primary/Secondary IDE LED)
3
5
HDD LED Power
HDD
G-LED
(Green LED)
14
16
Green LED Power
Ground
ATX-SW
(ATX power switch)
8
10
PWRBT+
PWRBT-
G-SW
(Green switch)
18
20
Ground
SMI
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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Chapter 3 - Award BIOS Setup Utility
3.1 The Basic Input/Output System
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.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Frequency/Voltage Control
X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
X
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
Esc
F10
: Quit
: Save & Exit Setup
↑↓→←
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
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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.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
X
X
X
X
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Mon, May 26 2003
4 : 35 : 5
IDE Primary Master
IDE Primary Slave
IDE Secondary Master
IDE Secondary Slave
Press Enter None
Press Enter None
Press Enter None
Press Enter None
Drive A
Drive B
1.44M, 3.5 in.
None
Video
Halt On
EGA/VGA
All, But Keyboard
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
↑↓→← :Move Enter:Select
F5:Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
Change the day, month,
year and century
640K
129024K
130048K
+/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
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 1994 to 2079.
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.
IDE Primary Master, IDE Primary Slave, IDE Secondary Master and
IDE Secondary Slave
Move the cursor to the “IDE Primary Master”, “IDE Primary Slave”,
“IDE Secondary Master” or “IDE Secondary Slave” field, then press
<Enter>.
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IDE HDD Auto Detection
Detects the parameters of the drive. The parameters will automatically be shown on the screen.
IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave
If you wish to define your own drive type manually, select
“Manual”. 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”.
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.
Access Mode
For hard drives larger than 528MB, you would typically select
the LBA type. Certain operating systems require that you select
Normal or Large. Please check your operating system’s manual
or Help desk on which one to select.
Drive A and Drive B
These fields identify the types of floppy disk drives installed.
None
360K, 5.25 in.
1.2M, 5.25 in.
720K, 3.5 in.
1.44M, 3.5 in.
2.88M, 3.5 in.
No floppy drive is installed
5-1/4 in. standard drive; 360KB capacity
5-1/4 in. AT-type high-density drive; 1.2MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 720KB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 1.44MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 2.88MB capacity
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.
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CGA 80
Mono
3
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 80-column
mode.
Monochrome adapter. Includes high resolution monochrome adapters.
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.
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 memor y installed on the
motherboard.
Extended Memory
Displays the amount of extended memory detected during bootup.
Total Memory
Displays the total memory available in the system.
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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.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced BIOS Features
Virus Warning
CPU L1 Cache
CPU L2 Cache
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
Quick Power On Self Test
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Swap Floppy Drive
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Typematic Rate Setting
X Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
X Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
Small Logo(EPA) Show
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select
F5:Previous Values
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Floppy
CD-ROM
HDD-0
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
On
Disabled
6
250
Setup
Non-OS2
Disabled
Enabled
Item Help
Menu Level
Allows you to choose
the VIRUS warning
feature for IDE Hard
Disk boot sector
protection. If this
function is enabled and
someone attempt to
write data into this
area, BIOS will show a
warning message on
screen and alarm beep
+/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
Virus Warning
This field protects the boot sector and partition table of your hard
disk drive. When this field is enabled, the Award BIOS will monitor
the boot sector and partition table of the hard disk drive. If an
attempt is made to write to the boot sector or partition table of
the hard disk drive, the BIOS will halt the system and an error
message will appear.
After seeing the error message, if necessary, you will be able to run
an anti-virus program to locate and remove the problem before any
damage is done.
Many disk diagnostic programs which attempt to access the boot
sector table will cause the warning message to appear. If you are
running such a program, we recommend that you first disable this
field. Also, disable this field if you are installing or running certain
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operating systems like Windows® 95/98/2000/ME/XP or the operating system may not install nor work.
CPU L1 Cache and CPU L2 Cache
These fields speed up the memory access.
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
The processors supported by the system board come with built-in
Level 2 cache. By default, ECC is enabled to check the Level 2
cache. If you are not using this function, set this field to Disabled.
Quick Power On Self Test
This field speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) after you power
on the system. When Enabled, the BIOS will shorten or skip some
check items during POST.
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.
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 option 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.
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.
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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.
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.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This field allows you to select the rate at which the keys are accelerated.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
This field allows you to select the delay between when the key was
first depressed and when the acceleration begins.
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.
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OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
This field allows you to access the memory that is over 64MB in
OS/2. The options are: Non-OS2 and OS2.
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.
Small Logo (EPA) Show
Enabled The EPA logo will appear during system boot-up.
Disabled The EPA logo will not appear during system boot-up.
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3.1.3 Advanced Chipset Features
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Advanced Chipset Features
X DRAM
X AGP &
X CPU &
Clock/Drive Control
P2P Bridge Control
PCI Bus Control
System BIOS Cacheable
Video RAM Cacheable
I/O Recovery Time
VGA Share Memory Size
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
32M
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F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
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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.
DRAM Clock/Drive Control
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following fields
will appear.
Current CPU Frequency is
This field will show the detected frequency of the CPU.
Current FSB Frequency is
This field will show the detected FSB of the CPU.
Current DRAM Frequency is
This field will show the detected frequency of the DDR
SDRAM DIMM.
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DDR DRAM Clock
This field is used to select the clock speed of the DDR SDRAM
DIMM.
By SPD
200 MHz
266 MHz
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 memory clock speed will run at 200MHz
DDR.
The memory clock speed will run at 266MHz.
DDR
DRAM Timing
This field is used to select the timing of the DRAM.
By SPD
Manual
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 “DRAM CAS
Latency” to “Active to CMD (Trcd)” fields will
show the default settings by SPD.
If you want better performance for your system
other than the one “by SPD”, select “Manual”
then select the best option in the “DRAM CAS
Latency” to “Active to CMD (Trcd)” fields.
DRAM CAS Latency
This field is used to select the clock cycle of the SDRAM CAS
latency time. The option selected specifies the time before
SDRAM starts a read command after receiving it.
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Bank Interleave
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Precharge to Active (Trp)
The options are 2T and 3T.
Active to Precharge (Tras)
The options are 5T and 6T.
Active to CMD (Trcd)
The options are 2T and 3T.
DRAM Drive Strength
When this field is set to Manual, you must select a value in the
“DRAM Drive Value” field.
DRAM Drive Value
This field is used to select a value for the DRAM drive strength.
DDR DRAM Command Rate
The options are 1T Command and 2T Command.
AGP & P2P Bridge Control
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following fields
will appear.
AGP Aperture Size
This field is relevant to the memory-mapped graphics data of the
AGP card installed in your system. Leave this in its default setting.
AGP Mode
This field allows you to select the AGP mode (data transfer rate)
that your AGP card suppor ts to enable enhanced graphics
performance with high bandwidth speeds.
1X mode provides data transfer rate of up to 264MB/sec.
2X mode provides data transfer rate of up to 528MB/sec.
4X mode provides data transfer rate of up to 1066MB/sec.
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AGP Driving Control
Set this field to Manual only if there are compatibility problems with
some AGP cards. When set to Manual, you must select a value in
the “AGP Driving Value” field.
AGP Driving Value
This field is used to select a value for the AGP Driving control. We
recommend that you leave this field in its default setting.
AGP Fast Write
Select Enabled to support the AGP Fast Write function.
AGP Master 1 WS Write
Set this field to Enabled to add one clock tick to AGP write
operations.
AGP Master 1 WS Read
Set this field to Enabled to add one clock tick to AGP read
operations.
CPU & PCI Bus Control
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following fields
will appear.
PCI Master 0 WS Write and AGP Master 0 WS Write
When enabled, writes to the PCI or AGP bus are executed with
zero wait state.
CPU-PCI Post Write and CPU-AGP Post Write
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PCI Delay Transaction
When enabled, this function frees up the PCI bus for other PCI
masters during the PCI-to-ISA transactions. This allows PCI and
ISA buses to be used more efficiently and prevents degradation
of performance on the PCI bus when ISA accesses are made.
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.
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Video RAM Cacheable
When enabled, it allows the video RAM to be cacheable thus providing better video performance. If your graphics card does not support this function, leave this field in its default setting - Disabled.
I/O Recovery Time
Selecting Enabled will allow additional time for I/O devices to respond to the system. However, if your I/O devices are capable of
fast I/O, select Disabled to speed up system operation.
VGA Share Memory Size
This field is used to select the memory size that will be shared by
the VGA.
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3.1.4 Integrated Peripherals
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Integrated Peripherals
X
X
X
VIA OnChip IDE Device
VIA OnChip PCI Device
Super IO Device
Init Display First
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
PCI Slot
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F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
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ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
VIA OnChip IDE Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following fields
will appear.
OnChip Primary IDE and OnChip Secondary IDE
These fields allow you to enable or disable the primary and secondary IDE controller. The default is Enabled. Select Disabled if
you want to add a different hard drive controller.
IDE Prefetch Mode`
This allows data and addresses to be stored in the internal buffer
of the chip, thus reducing access time. Enable this field to achieve
better performance.
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
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(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.
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.
VIA OnChip PCI Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following fields
will appear.
USB 2.0 Support
If you are using USB 2.0, this field must be set to Enabled.
VIA-3058 AC97 Audio
Auto
Select this option when using the onboard audio
codec.
Disabled Select this option when using a PCI sound card.
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VIA-3043 OnChip LAN (AZ30-TL only)
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard LAN.
Onboard LAN Boot ROM (AZ30-TL only)
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.
OnChip USB Controller
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard USB.
USB Keyboard Support
By default, USB Keyboard Support is Disabled. However, if you
are using a USB keyboard under DOS, make sure to enable this
function.
Super IO Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following fields
will appear.
Onboard FDC Controller
Enabled
Enables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Disabled
Disables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Onboard Serial Port 1 and Onboard Serial Port 2
Auto
The system will automatically select an I/O address for the onboard serial port 1 and serial
port 2.
3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3 Allows you to
manually select an I/O address for the onboard
serial port 1 and serial port 2.
Disabled
Disables the onboard serial port 1 and/or serial
port 2.
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UART Mode Select
The system board supports IrDA function for wireless connectivity between your computer and peripheral devices. You may not
use IrDA connector and the COM 2 serial port at the same
time. If you are using the COM 2 serial port, make sure this field
is set to Normal.
To use the IrDA function, follow the steps below.
1.
Connect your IrDA cable to the IrDA connector on the system board.
2.
Set the “UART Mode Select” field to the type of IrDA standard supported by your IrDA peripheral/device (IrDA, ASKIR
or SCR). For better transmission of data, your IrDA peripheral device must be within a 30o angle and within a distance
of 1 meter.
UR2 Duplex Mode
The options are Half or Full
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
standard specifications 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. If
this mode is selected, the “EPP Mode Select” and “ECP Mode
Use DMA” fields are not configurable.
“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. If this
mode is selected, only the “ECP Mode Use DMA” field is
configurable.
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“EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port)”
Allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum
speed. If this mode is selected, only the “EPP Mode Select”
field is configurable.
ECP+EPP
If this mode is selected, both the “EPP Mode Select” and “ECP
Mode Use DMA” fields are configurable.
ECP Mode Use DMA
This is used to select the DMA channel used for the parallel
port.
Game Port Address
This field is used to select the game port’s address.
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.
Init Display First
This field is used to select whether to initialize AGP or PCI first
when the system boots.
AGP
PCI Slot
When the system boots, it will first initialize 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.
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Power Management Setup
X
ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
Power Management Option
HDD Power Down
Suspend Mode
Video Off Option
Video Off Method
MODEM Use IRQ
Soft-Off By PWRBTN
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
PWR Lost Resume State
Wake Up Events
Enabled
S1(POS)
User Define
Disable
Disable
Suspend -> Off
V/H SYNC+Blank
3
Instant-Off
Auto
Keep Off
Press Enter
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
ACPI Function
This function should be enabled only in operating systems that support ACPI. Currently, only Windows® 98/2000/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.
ACPI Suspend Type
This field is used to select the type of Suspend mode.
S1(POS)
S3(STR)
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Enables the Power On Suspend function.
Enables the Suspend to RAM function. If you are using the Windows® 98 operating system, refer to “Using the Suspend to RAM Function” in appendix A for
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Power Management Option
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” field is activated.
Min Saving
Max Saving
User Define
Minimum power saving time for Suspend mode = 1
hr.
Maximum power saving time for Suspend mode =
1 min.
Allows you to set the power saving time in the
“Suspend Mode” field.
HDD Power Down
When the system enters the power saving time set in this field, the
hard disk drive will be powered down while all other devices remain active.
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.
Video Off Option
Always On
Suspend -> Off
The system BIOS will never turn off the
screen.
The screen is off when the system is in the
Suspend mode.
Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
V/H SYNC + Blank This will cause the system to turn off the
vertical and horizontal synchronization ports
and write blanks to the video buffer.
Blank Screen This only writes blanks to the video buffer.
DPMS Support Initializes display power management signaling.
Select this if your video board supports it.
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MODEM Use IRQ
This field is used to set an IRQ channel for the modem installed in
your system.
Soft-Off by PWRBTN
This field allows you to select the method of powering off your
system.
Delay 4 Sec Regardless of whether the Power Management field
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.
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)”.
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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Wake Up Events
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following fields
will appear.
PS2KB Wakeup Select
Hot Key
Use any of the function keys, between F1 and F12,
to wake up the system from the power-off mode.
Password
Use a password to wake up the system from the
power-off mode. Select this option and press <Enter>. Enter your password. You can enter up to 5
characters. Type in exactly the same password to
confirm, then press <Enter>. If you selected this
option, the “PS2KB Wakeup Select From S3/S4/S5”
and “PS2MS Wakeup Select From S3/S4/S5” fields
will not be configurable.
Important:
If you forgot the password, you must power-off the system,
unplug the power cord then clear the CMOS data. Follow
the steps in the “Jumper Settings for Clearing CMOS Data”
section in chapter 2.
PS2KB Wakeup Select from S3/S4/S5
This field, when enabled, allows you to use a PS/2 keyboard to
wake up the system from the S3, S4 or S5 state.
PS2MS Wakeup Select from S3/S4/S5
This field, when enabled, allows you to use a PS/2 mouse to
wake up the system from the S3, S4 or S5 state.
USB Resume from S1-S3
This field, when enabled, allows you to use a USB device to
wake up the system from the S1 to S3 state.
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VGA
When set to On, the system will respond and wake up to any
VGA activity.
LPT & COM
Select the port you would like the system to respond and wake
up when an event occurs on that port.
HDD & FDD
When set to On, the system will respond and wake up to any
hard drive or floppy drive activity.
PCI Master
When set to On, the system will respond and wake up to any
PCI or bus master activity.
PowerOn by PCI Card
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.
Resume On LAN/Ring
This field supports two functions.
• When enabled, the system will power-on to respond to calls
coming from an external modem.
• When enabled, the LAN card in the system will allow the network to power-on 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. Your LAN
card must support the remote wake up function.
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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)” and “Resume
Time (hh:mm:ss)” fields. However, if the system is
being accessed by incoming calls or the network
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)
Date (of Month)
0
The system will power-on everyday according to the
time set in the “Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)” field.
1-31 Select a date you would like the system to power-on.
The system will power-on on the set date, and time
set in the “Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)” field.
Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
This is used to set the time you would like the system to
power-on. If you want the system to power-on everyday as set
in the “Date (of Month)” field, the time set in this field must be
later than the time of the RTC set in the Standard CMOS Features submenu.
IRQs Activity Monitoring
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The “Primary
INTR”, and “IRQ3” - “IRQ15” fields will appear. When enabled,
access to the specified IRQ will cause the system to wake up
completely from the power management mode. When disabled,
the system will not wake up from the power management
mode despite access to the specified IRQ.
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3.1.6 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.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
Reset Configuration Data
Resources Controlled By
X IRQ Resources
Disabled
Auto(ESCD)
Press Enter
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
Disabled
* PCI IRQ Assignment *
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Auto
Auto
Auto
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Default is Disabled.
Select Enabled to
reset Extended System
Configuration Data
(ESCD) when you exit
Setup if you have
installed a new add-on
and the system
reconfiguration has
caused such a serious
conflict that the OS
cannot boot.
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
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.
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(ESCD) The system will automatically detect the settings for
you.
Manual
Choose the specific IRQ resources in the “IRQ Resources” field.
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IRQ Resources
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The “IRQ-3” to
“IRQ-15” fields will appear. Set each system interrupt to either
Legacy ISA or PCI/ISA PnP.
PCI/ISA PnP For devices compliant with the PCI bus architecture.
Legacy ISA For devices compliant with the original PC AT bus
specification.
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.
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
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PC Health Status
Shutdown Temperature
CPU(V)
VCC 2.5
VCC 3
+5V
+ 12 V
3VSB(V)
- 12 V
5VSB(V)
Current CPU Temperature
Current System Temp.
Current CPU FAN Speed
Current Chassis FAN Speed
↑↓→← Move
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Disabled
1.75 V
2.45 V
3.02 V
5.14 V
11.89 V
3.24 V
-11.45V
4.95 V
27C/80F
37C/98F
4100 RPM
3957 RPM
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
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
Winbond Hardware Monitor utility.
CPU(V)
These fields show the voltage of the processor.
VCC 2.5, VCC 3, +5V, +12V, 3VSB(V), -12V and 5VSB(V)
These fields show the output voltage of the power supply.
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Current CPU Temperature, Current System Temp., Current CPU
Fan Speed and Current Chassis Fan Speed
These fields show the internal temperature of the system, current
temperature of the CPU, and the current fan speed of the CPU and
chassis fans in RPM (Revolutions Per Minute).
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 Winbond Hardware Monitor utility. This utility is included in the CD that came with the
system board. Refer to the Winbond Hardware Monitor section
in chapter 4 for more information.
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3.1.8 Frequency/Voltage Control
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Frequency/Voltage Control
Auto Detect PCI/DIMM Clk
Spread Spectrum Modulated
Clock By Slight Adjust
↑↓→← Move
Enabled
Disabled
100MHz
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
Auto Detect PCI/DIMM Clk
When enabled, the system will automatically send clock signals to
existing PCI or DIMM devices.
Spread Spectrum Modulated
Leave this field in its default setting. Do not alter this setting unless
advised by an engineer or technician.
Clock By Slight Adjust
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. The default setting is
“100MHz”.
Important:
Overclocking may result to the processor’s or system’s instability
and are not guaranteed to provide better system performance.
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If you selected an option other than the default setting and is unable to boot up the system, there are 2 methods of booting up the
system and going back to its default setting.
Method 1:
Clear the CMOS data by setting JP3 to 2-3 On. All fields in the
BIOS Setup will automatically be set to their default settings.
Method 2:
Press the <Insert> key and power button simultaneously, then release the power button first. Keep-on pressing the <Insert> key
until the power-on screen appears. This will allow the system to
boot according to the FSB of the processor. Now press the <Del>
key to enter the main menu of the BIOS. Select “Frequency/Voltage
Control” and set the “Clock By Slight Adjust” field to its default
setting or an appropriate bus clock.
Note:
Use a PS/2 or AT (requires a DIN to mini DIN adapter) keyboard for method 2.
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3.1.9 Load Fail-Safe Defaults
The “Load Fail-Safe Defaults” option loads the troubleshooting default values permanently stored in the ROM chips. These settings
are not optimal and turn off all high performance features. You
should use these values only if you have hardware problems. Highlight this option in the main menu and press <Enter>. The message
below will appear.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)? N
If you want to proceed, type <Y> and press <Enter>. The default
settings will be loaded.
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>.
The message below will appear.
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N
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>. The message below will appear.
Enter Password:
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.
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. To set, confirm, verify, disable or delete
a user’s password, follow the procedures described in the section
“Set Supervisor Password”.
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3.1.13 Save & Exit Setup
When all the changes have been made, highlight “Save & Exit Setup”
and press <Enter>. The message below will appear:
Save to CMOS and Exit (Y/N)? N
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.
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>. The message below
will appear:
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? N
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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3.3 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.
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 mainboard 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 mainboard'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
memory. 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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BIOS
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
s
↑ ↓ ← 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.
Insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main
Board Utility CD) will appear. If after inserting the CD, "Autorun"
did not automatically start (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".
AZ30-T / Chipset Drivers
VIA Service Pack
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4.2.1 VIA® Service Pack
The VIA® Service Pack contains the following drivers.
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•
•
•
VIA ATAPI Vendor Support Driver
AGP VxD Driver
IRQ Routing Miniport Driver
VIA INF Driver
To install VIA Service Pack, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “CHIPSET”
icon.
2. Click “VIA Service Pack” on the main menu. The following
screen will appear.
3. Click “Next”. Please read the “VIA Service Pack Readme”
carefully before proceeding to step 3.
4. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete the
installation.
5. Reboot the system for the drivers to take effect.
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“AGP VxD Driver” and “VIA INF Driver”in the “VIA Service Pack”
are supported in Windows® 98, Windows® 98 SE, Windows® ME
and Windows® 2000.
You must first install VIA® Service Pack prior to installing any other
drivers. However, this may not be the case for some AGP cards.
Please read carefully the following information.
Important:
The VGA driver that came with some AGP cards is already
bundled with the AGP VxD driver. Since the version of the
bundled VxD driver may be older than the one provided in the
CD, installing the bundled VxD driver may cause problems. If you
are using this type of card, we recommend that you install first
the AGP card’s VGA driver before installing the VIA Service
Pack.
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4.2.2 S3 ProSavage VGA Drivers
To install the driver, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “GRAPHICS”
icon.
2. Click “S3 ProSavage VGA Drivers” on the main screen. The
following screen will appear.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Restart the system.
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4.2.3 Realtek Audio Drivers
The Realtek audio drivers support the Windows 98, Windows
98 SE, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and
Windows XP operating systems.
To install the audio driver, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “AUDIO”
icon.
2. Click ““Realtek Audio Drivers” on the main screen. The
screen below will appear.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Restart the system.
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4.2.4 VIA USB 2.0 Drivers
To install the USB 2.0 driver, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “USB” icon.
2. Click “VIA USB 2.0 Drivers” on the main menu. The following
screen will appear.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Restart the system.
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4.2.5 VIA LAN Drivers (AZ30-TL only)
The LAN drivers for Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows
ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP support “Autorun”.
To install the LAN driver, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “NETWORK”
icon.
2. Click “VIA LAN Drivers”. 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.
The LAN driver for Windows NT  4.0 does not suppor t
“Autorun”. Once the system has detected the fast ethernet controller, it will prompt you to install the driver for Windows NT
4.0. The driver is in the “LANDRV” root directory of the CD.
Please refer to README for the exact location of the drivers.
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4.2.6 Winbond Hardware Monitor
The system board comes with the Winbond 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 “Winbond 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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4.2.7 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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4.2.8 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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4.3 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 inserting 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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Appendix A - Using the Suspend to RAM Function
A.1 Using the Suspend to RAM Function
If you are using the Windows® 98 operating system, please follow
the steps below.
1.
Select “Power Management Setup” in the main menu screen
and press <Enter>.
2.
In the “ACPI Function” field, select “Enabled”.
3.
In the “ACPI Suspend Type” field, select “S3(STR)”.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Power Management Setup
X
ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
Power Management Option
HDD Power Down
Suspend Mode
Video Off Option
Video Off Method
MODEM Use IRQ
Soft-Off By PWRBTN
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
PWR Lost Resume State
Wake Up Events
Item Help
Enabled
S1(POS)
User Define
Disable
Disable
Suspend -> Off
V/H SYNC+Blank
3
Instant-Off
Auto
Keep Off
Press Enter
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
4.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu.
5.
Select “Save & Exit Setup” and press <Enter>. Type <Y> and
press <Enter>.
6.
Install Windows® 98 by typing the following parameter. This is
to ensure that the ACPI function is supported.
[drive]:>setup /p j
If you have previously installed Windows® 98, you need to upgrade the system in order to support ACPI. Please contact
Microsoft for upgrade information.
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7.
Boot Windows® 98. In the Windows® 98 desktop, click the
Start button. Move the cursor to Settings, then click Control
Panel.
To check whether ACPI was properly installed, double-click the
System icon. In the System Properties dialog box, click the
“Device Manager” tab. In “View devices by type”, click “System
devices”.
8.
98
Double-click the System icon. In the System Properties dialog
box, click the Performance tab.
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9.
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Click File System. In the “Typical role of this computer” field,
select “Mobile or docking system”. Click Apply, then click OK.
Restart the computer.
10. Repeat step 7 to open the Control Panel dialog box. Doubleclick the Power Management icon.
11. Click the Advanced tab. In the “When I press the power button on my computer” field, select “Standby”.
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12. After completing the steps above and you want to power-off
the computer, you do not need to go through the process of
closing files, applications and operating system. You can poweroff the computer at once by pressing the power button or
selecting “Standby” when you shut down Windows® 98.
To power-on the computer, just press the power button. The
operating session where you left off when you power-off the
computer will resume in not more than 8 seconds.
If you have changed the color or resolution (in the Display
Properties dialog box), do not apply the settings without restarting. You must restart the computer.
Important:
If you are unable to use the Suspend to RAM function (after
performing the steps above in Windows® 98 or when you are
in-Windows® 2000/ME/XP), please check whether your add-in
cards or devices support this function. If this function is not supported, you need to download the appropriate driver from their
respective website.
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Appendix B - System Error Message
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to correct something, either a beep code will sound or a message will be
displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the message,
PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or DEL TO ENTER
SETUP, will be shown in the information box at the bottom. Enter
Setup to correct the error.
B.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.
B.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 setting
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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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Appendix C - Troubleshooting
C.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.
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.
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.
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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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