MSI G31-T - Quartz - 0 MB RAM Specifications

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About the Manual
The manual consists of the following:
Chapter 1
Describes features
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Introducing the Motherboard
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the
Describes
installation
motherboard components.
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Chapter 2
Installing the Motherboard
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Using BIOS
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Chapter 4
Using the Motherboard Software
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page 27
Describes the motherboard software
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Trouble Shooting
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page 1
Provides information on using
the BIOS Setup Utility.
Chapter 3
Chapter 5
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page 47
Provides basic trouble shooting
tips
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
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Chapter 1
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Introducing the Motherboard
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Introduction......................................................................................1
Feature...............................................................................................2
Motherboard Components.............................................................4
Chapter 2
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Installing the Motherboard
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Safety Precautions...........................................................................7
Choosing a Computer Case............................................................7
Installing the Motherboard in a Case...........................................7
Checking Jumper Settings..............................................................8
Setting Jumpers....................................................................8
Checking Jumper Settings....................................................9
Jumper Settings....................................................................9
Installing Hardware........................................................................10
Installing the Processor.....................................................10
Installing Memory Modules...............................................12
Expansion Slots..................................................................15
Connecting Optional Devices............................................17
Installing a Hard Disk Drive/CD-ROM/SATA Hard Drive...20
Installing a Floppy Diskette Drive.....................................21
Connecting I/O Devices...............................................................22
Connecting Case Components....................................................23
Front Panel Header............................................................26
Chapter 3
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Using BIOS
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About the Setup Utility.................................................................27
The Standard Configuration..............................................27
Entering the Setup Utility....................................................27
Resetting the Default CMOS Values....................................28
Using BIOS.....................................................................................29
Standard CMOS Setup.......................................................30
Advanced Setup..................................................................32
Advanced Chipset Setup.....................................................35
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Integrated Peripherals.......................................................36
Power Management Setup.................................................37
PCI/PnP Setup...................................................................39
PC Health Status................................................................39
Frequency/Voltage Control................................................42
Load Default Settings.........................................................43
Supervisor Password........................................................43
User Password..................................................................44
Save & Exit Setup...............................................................44
Exit Without Saving............................................................44
Updating the BIOS.............................................................45
Chapter 4
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Using the Motherboard Software
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About the Software DVD-ROM/ CD-ROM.................................47
Auto-installing under Windows XP/Vista/7...............................47
Running Setup....................................................................48
Manual Installation........................................................................50
Utility Software Reference............................................................50
Chapter 5
51
Trouble Shooting
51
Start up problems during assembly.............................................51
Start up problems after prolong use............................................52
Maintenance and care tips............................................................52
Basic Troubleshooting Flowchart...............................................53
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Chapter 1
Introducing the Motherboard
Introduction
Thank you for choosing the G31T-M3 motherboard. This motherboard is a high
performance, enhanced function motherboard designed to support the LGA775 socket
Intel ® Yorkfield/Wolfdale/Core TM 2 Quad/Core TM 2 Duo/Pentium ® Dual-Core/
Celeron ® Dual-Core/Celeron® 4xx Series processors for high-end business or personal desktop markets.
The motherboard incorporates the G31 Northbridge (NB) and ICH7 Southbridge
(SB) chipsets. The Northbridge supports a Front Side Bus (FSB) frequency of 1333/
1066/800 MHz using a scalable FSB Vcc_CPU. The memory controller supports
DDR2 memory DIMM frequencies of 800/667. It supports four DDR2 sockets with
up to maximum memory of 4 GB. DDR2 Maximum memory bandwidth of 12.8 GB/
s in dual-channel symmetric mode assuming DDR2 800 MHz. High resolution graphics via one PCI Express slot, intended for Graphics Interface, are fully compliant to
the PCI Express Base Specification revision 1.1.
The ICH7 Southbridge supports two PCI slots which are PCI v2.3 compliant. In
addition, one PCI Express x1 slot is supported, fully compliant to the PCI Express
Base Specification, Revision 1.0a. It supports up to eight USB 2.0 ports (four USB
ports and two USB 2.0 headers support additional four USB ports). One onboard IDE
connector supports 2 IDE devices in Ultra ATA 100/66/33 mode. The Southbridge
integrates a Serial ATA host controller, supporting four SATA ports with maximum
transfer rate up to 3.0 Gb/s each.
The motherboard is equipped with advanced full set of I/O ports in the rear panel,
including PS/2 mouse and keyboard connectors, COM1, VGA port, four USB ports,
one LAN port, and audio jacks for microphone, line-in and line-out.
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Feature
Processor
The motherboard uses an LGA775 type of Intel® Yorkfield/Wolfdale/Core TM 2
Quad/CoreTM 2 Duo/Pentium® Dual-Core/Celeron® Dual-Core/Celeron® 4xx Series processors that carries the following features:
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Accommodates Intel® Yorkfield/Wolfdale/CoreTM 2 Quad/CoreTM 2 Duo/
Pentium® Dual-Core/Celeron® Dual-Core/Celeron® 4xx Series processors
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Supports a system bus (FSB) of 1333/1066/800 MHz
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Supports “Hyper-Threading” technology CPU
“Hyper-Threading” technology enables the operating system into thinking it’s
hooked up to two processors, allowing two threads to be run in parallel, both on
separate “logical” processors within the same physical processor.
Chipset
The G31 Northbridge (NB) and ICH7 Southbridge (SB) chipsets are based on an
innovative and scalable architecture with proven reliability and performance.
G31 (NB)
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ICH7 (SB)
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Supports 36-bit host bus addressing, allowing the CPU
to access the entire 64 GB of the memory address
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2 GB/s point-to-point Direct Media Interface (DMI) to
ICH7 (1 GB/s each direction)
Supports 512 Mb and 1 Gb DDR2 DRAM technologies
for x8 and x16 devices
One, 16-lane PCI Express port intended for Graphics
Attach, compatible to the PCI Express* Base Specification revision 1.1
Enhanced DMA Controller, interrupt controller, and timer
functions
Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification, Revision 1.0a
Compliant with PCI v2.3 specification
Integrated SATA 3.0 Gb/s Host Controller
Integrated USB 2.0 Host Controller supporting up to
eight USB 2.0 ports
Integrated IDE controller supports Ultra ATA 100/66/33
Memory
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Supports DDR2 800/667 DDR2 SDRAM with Dual-channel architecture
Accommodates four unbuffered DIMMs
Up to 1 GB per DIMM with maximum memory size up to 4 GB
Audio
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5.1 Channel High Definition Audio Codec
ADCs support 44.1k/48k/96kHz sample rate
Meets Microsoft WLP 3.08 Vista premium and mobile PCs audio requirements
Direct Sound 3DTM compatible
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Onboard LAN (optional)
The onboard LAN controller provides either of the following features:
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Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Controller for PCI ExpressTM Applications
Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
Wake-on-LAN and remote wake-up support
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Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller for PCI ExpressTM Applications
Integrated 10/100 transceiver
Wake-on-LAN and remote wake-up support
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Expansion Options
The motherboard comes with the following expansion options:
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One PCI Express slot for Graphic Interface
One PCI Express x1 slot
Two 32-bit PCI v2.3 compliant slots
One IDE connector that supports two IDE devices
One floppy disk drive interface
Four 7-pin SATA connectors
Integrated I/O
The motherboard has a full set of I/O ports and connectors:
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Two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard
One serial port
One VGA port
Four USB ports
One LAN port
Audio jacks for microphone, line-in and line-out
BIOS Firmware
This motherboard uses AMI BIOS that enables users to configure many system
features including the following:
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Power management
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Wake-up alarms
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CPU parameters
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CPU and memory timing
The firmware can also be used to set parameters for different processor clock
speeds.
1. Some hardware specifications and software items are subject to change
without prior notice.
2. Due to chipset limitation, we recommend that motherboard be operated in the ambiance between 0 and 50 ° C.
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Motherboard Components
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Table of Motherboard Components
LABEL
COMPONENTS
LGA775 socket Intel® Yorkfield/Wolfdale/CoreTM 2
1. CPU Socket
Quad/CoreTM 2 Duo/Pentium® Dual-Core/Celeron®
2. CPU_FAN
3. DIMM1~4
4. ATX
5. SATA1~4
6. SPK
7. F_USB1~2
8. USBPWR_F
9. F_PANEL
10. IDE
11. CLR_CMOS
12. FDD
13. SPDIFO
14. CD_IN
15. F_AUDIO
16. PCI1~2
17. SPI_ROM
18. PCIE
19. PCIEX16
20. COM2
21. USBPWR_R
22. SYS_FAN
23. ATX12V
24. LPT
Dual-Core/Celeron® 4xx Series processors
CPU cooling fan connector
240-pin DDR2 SDRAM slots
Standard 24-pin ATX power connector
Serial ATA connectors
Speaker header
Front Panel USB headers
Front Panel USB Power Select Jumper
Front panel switch/LED header
Primary IDE channel
Clear CMOS jumper
Floppy disk drive connector
SPDIF out header
Analog audio input connector
Front panel audio header
32-bit add-on card slots
SPI ROM header
PCI Express x1 slot
PCI Express x16 graphics card slot
Onboard serial port header
Rear Panel USB PS/2 Power Select Jumper
System Fan connector
4-pin +12V power connctor
Parallel port header
This concludes Chapter 1. The next chapter explains how to install the motherboard.
Introducing the Motherboard
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Memo
Introducing the Motherboard
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Chapter 2
Installing the Motherboard
Safety Precautions
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Follow these safety precautions when installing the motherboard
Wear a grounding strap attached to a grounded device to avoid damage from static electricity
Discharge static electricity by touching the metal case of a safely
grounded object before working on the motherboard
Leave components in the static-proof bags they came in
Hold all circuit boards by the edges. Do not bend circuit boards
Choosing a Computer Case
There are many types of computer cases on the market. The motherboard complies
with the specifications for the Micro ATX system case. First, some features on the
motherboard are implemented by cabling connectors on the motherboard to indicators and switches on the system case. Make sure that your case supports all the
features required. Secondly, this motherboard supports one floppy diskette drive and
two enhanced IDE drives. Make sure that your case has sufficient power and space for
all drives that you intend to install.
Most cases have a choice of I/O templates in the rear panel. Make sure that the I/O
template in the case matches the I/O ports installed on the rear edge of the
motherboard.
This motherboard carries a Micro ATX form factor of 244 x 224 mm. Choose a case
that accommodates this form factor.
Installing the Motherboard in a Case
Refer to the following illustration and instructions for installing the motherboard in
a case.
Most system cases have mounting brackets installed in the case, which correspond
the holes in the motherboard. Place the motherboard over the mounting brackets
and secure the motherboard onto the mounting brackets with screws.
Ensure that your case has an I/O template that supports the I/O ports and expansion
slots on your motherboard.
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Do not over-tighten the screws as this can stress the motherboard.
Checking Jumper Settings
This section explains how to set jumpers for correct configuration of the motherboard.
Setting Jumpers
Use the motherboard jumpers to set system configuration options. Jumpers with
more than one pin are numbered. When setting the jumpers, ensure that the jumper
caps are placed on the correct pins.
The illustrations show a 2-pin jumper.
When the jumper cap is placed on both
pins, the jumper is SHORT. If you remove the jumper cap, or place the jumper
cap on just one pin, the jumper is OPEN.
SHORT
This illustration shows a 3-pin jumper.
Pins 1 and 2 are SHORT.
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Checking Jumper Settings
The following illustration shows the location of the motherboard jumpers. Pin 1 is
labeled.
Jumper Settings
Jumper
Type
Description
Setting (default)
1-2: NORMAL
2-3: CLEAR CMOS
Before clearing the
CMOS, make sure to
turn off the system.
CLR_CMOS 3-pin
Clear CMOS
USBPWR_F 3-pin
Front Panel
USB Power
Select Jumper
1-2: VCC
2-3: 5VSB
Rear USB PS/2
Power Select
Jumper
1-2: VCC
2-3: 5VSB
USBPWR_R 3-pin
1
CLR_CMOS
1
USBPWR_F
1
USBPWR_R
1. To avoid the system instability after clearing CMOS, we recommend
users to enter the main BIOS setting page to “Load Default Settings”
and then “Save Changes and Exit”.
2. Make sure the power supply provides enough 5VSB voltage before
selecting the 5VSB function.
3. It is required that users place the USBPWR_F & USBPWR_R cap onto
2-3 pin rather than 1-2 pin as default if you want to wake up the computer by USB/PS2 KB/Mouse.
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Installing Hardware
Installing the Processor
Caution: When installing a CPU heatsink and cooling fan make sure
that you DO NOT scratch the motherboard or any of the surfacemount resistors with the clip of the cooling fan. If the clip of the
cooling fan scrapes across the motherboard, you may cause serious
damage to the motherboard or its components.
On most motherboards, there are small surface-mount resistors near
the processor socket, which may be damaged if the cooling fan is
carelessly installed.
Avoid using cooling fans with sharp edges on the fan casing and the
clips. Also, install the cooling fan in a well-lit work area so that you
can clearly see the motherboard and processor socket.
Before installing the Processor
This motherboard automatically determines the CPU clock frequency and system
bus frequency for the processor. You may be able to change the settings in the system
Setup Utility. We strongly recommend that you do not over-clock processors or
other components to run faster than their rated speed.
Warning:
1. Over-clocking components can adversely affect the reliability of
the system and introduce errors into your system. Over-clocking can
permanently damage the motherboard by generating excess heat in
components that are run beyond the rated limits.
2. Always remove the AC power by unplugging the power cord from
the power outlet before installing or removing the motherboard or
other hardware components.
This motherboard has an LGA775 socket. When choosing a processor, consider the
performance requirements of the system. Performance is based on the processor
design, the clock speed and system bus frequency of the processor, and the quantity
of internal cache memory and external cache memory.
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CPU Installation Procedure
The following illustration shows CPU installation components.
A. Read and follow the instructions shown
on the sticker on the CPU cap.
B. Unload the cap
· Use thumb & forefinger to hold the
lifting tab of the cap.
· Lift the cap up and remove the cap
completely from the socket.
C. Open the load plate
· Use thumb & forefinger to hold the
hook of the lever, pushing down and
pulling aside unlock it.
· Lift up the lever.
· Use thumb to open the load plate. Be
careful not to touch the contacts.
D. Install the CPU on the socket
· Orientate CPU package to the socket.
Make sure you match triangle marker
to pin 1 location.
E. Close the load plate
· Slightly push down the load plate onto
the tongue side, and hook the lever.
· CPU is locked completely.
F.
Apply thermal grease on top of the CPU.
G. Fasten the cooling fan supporting base
onto the CPU socket on the motherboard.
H. Make sure the CPU fan is plugged to the
CPU fan connector. Please refer to the
CPU cooling fan user’s manual for more
detail installation procedure.
1. To achieve better airflow rates and heat dissipation, we suggest
that you use a high quality fan with 3800 rpm at least. CPU fan and
heatsink installation procedures may vary with the type of CPU fan/
heatsink supplied. The form and size of fan/heatsink may also vary.
2. DO NOT remove the CPU cap from the socket before installing a
CPU.
3. Return Material Authorization (RMA) requests will be accepted
only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
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Installing Memory Modules
This motherboard accommodates four memory modules. It can support four 240-pin
DDR2 800/667. The total memory capacity is 4 GB.
DDR2 SDRAM memory module table
Memory module
DDR2 667
DDR2 800
Memory Bus
333 MHz
400 MHz
You must install at least one module in any of the four slots. Each module can be
installed with 1 GB of memory; total memory capacity is 4 GB.
Do not remove any memory module from its antistatic packaging
until you are ready to install it on the motherboard. Handle the
modules only by their edges. Do not touch the components or metal
parts. Always wear a grounding strap when you handle the modules.
Installation Procedure
Refer to the following to install the memory modules.
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This motherboard supports unbuffered DDR2 SDRAM .
Push the latches on each side of the DIMM slot down.
Align the memory module with the slot. The DIMM slots are keyed with
notches and the DIMMs are keyed with cutouts so that they can only be
installed correctly.
Check that the cutouts on the DIMM module edge connector match the
notches in the DIMM slot.
Install the DIMM module into the slot and press it firmly down until it
seats correctly. The slot latches are levered upwards and latch on to
the edges of the DIMM.
Install any remaining DIMM modules.
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Due to chipset limitation, please follow closely the table below when installing
memory for dual channel or single channel mode operation.
Memory Installation Combination
For dual channel configuration, you must always install identical (the same board,
speed, size and chip-type) DDR2 DIMM pair in the slots of the same color.
Mem ory Installation Com bination -- Dual Channel Mode
DS => Double Side, SS => Single Side, X => None Installed Mem ory
Com bination for
Dual Channel Mode
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
2 Module
DS/SS
X
DS/SS
DIMM4
X
2 Module
DS/SS
X
X
DS/SS
2 Module
X
DS/SS
DS/SS
X
2 Module
X
DS/SS
X
DS/SS
4 Module
SS
SS
SS
SS
The following combination will result in single channel mode operation:
Mem ory Installation Com bination -- Single Channel Mode
DS => Double Side, SS => Single Side, X => None Installed Mem ory
DIMM1
Com bination for
Single Channel Mode
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
DS/SS - Insert into any DIMM slot
1 Module
2 Module
DS/SS
X
X
2 Module
X
DS/SS
X
X
2 Module
X
X
DS/SS
X
DS/SS
X
2 Module
X
X
X
2 Module
SS
SS
X
X
2 Module
X
X
SS
SS
To enable successful system boot-up, always insert the memory modules
into the DIMM1 first.
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Table A: DDR2 (memory module) QVL (Qualified Vendor List)
The following DDR2 800/667 memory modules and combination have been tested
and qualified for use with this motherboard.
DIMM Slot: DS-Double side, SS-Single Side
Type
Size
256 MB
512 MB
DDR2 667
Module Nam e
Infineon
HYS64T325001HU-3-A HYB18T256
1
SS
Ramaxel
5NB31 D9DCG
A-DATA
AD29608A88-3EG
Corsair K4T5108QC
CORSAIR
VALUESELECT 32M8CEC
GEIL
Infinity
3
SS
4
0
SS
0
SS
0
0
SS
0
SS
SS
0
SS
0
0
DS
0
DS
64M8CFEPS1000545
SS
0
0
0
GL2L64MO88BA18W
SS
0
SS
0
0547W64M8 PC5300
0
SS
0
SS
Ramaxel
5LB31 D9DCL
0
SS
0
SS
K4T51083QC
0
DS
0
DS
SyncMAX
04400WB01 R050008A
SS
0
SS
0
JetRam J12Q3AB-6
SS
0
SS
0
SEL520ZCE6 K4T51083QC
0
SS
0
SS
Tw inMOS
APACER
1 GB
Infineon
DDR2 800 512 MB
2
0
SAMSUNG
Transcend
2 GB
DIMM Slot
Vendor
LeadMax
TMM6208G8M30B
0
SS
0
SS
AM4B5708GQJS7E0631F
DS
0
DS
0
Elpida 1GB AM4B5708GEWS7E-0637F
DS
0
DS
0
Aeneon AET93E30RB-0650 1GB
DS
0
DS
0
HYB18T512800BF3S
DS
0
0
0
LeadMax LD5PS1G831
DS
0
DS
0
SS
Apacer
AHU512E800C5K1C
0
SS
0
CORSAIR
CM2X1024-6400PRO
HYS64T64020HU-2.5-A HYB18T256
800AF25
DS
0
DS
0
0
DS
0
DS
Infineon
Sync MAX
UMAX
U538H8G09DHL
U2S12D30TP-8E
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SS
0
SS
0
DS
0
DS
0
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Expansion Slots
Installing Add-on Cards
The slots on this motherboard are designed to hold expansion cards and connect
them to the system bus. Expansion slots are a means of adding or enhancing the
motherboard’s features and capabilities. With these efficient facilities, you can
increase the motherboard’s capabilities by adding hardware that performs tasks that
are not part of the basic system.
PCIEX16 Slot The PCI Express slot is used to install an external PCI Express
graphics card that is fully compliant to the PCI Express Base Specification revision 1.1.
PCIE Slot
The PCI Express x1 slot is fully compliant to the PCI Express Base
Specification revision 1.0a.
PCI1~2
Slots
This motherboard is equipped with two standard PCI slots. PCI stands
for Peripheral Component Interconnect and is a bus standard for
expansion cards, which for the most part, is a supplement of the older
ISA bus standard. The PCI slots on this board are PCI v2.3 compliant.
Before installing an add-on card, check the documentation for the
card carefully. If the card is not Plug and Play, you may have to
manually configure the card before installation.
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Follow these instructions to install an add-on card:
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2
3
Remove a blanking plate from the system case corresponding to the
slot you are going to use.
Install the edge connector of the add-on card into the expansion slot.
Ensure that the edge connector is correctly seated in the slot.
Secure the metal bracket of the card to the system case with a screw.
1. For some add-on cards, for example graphics adapters and network
adapters, you have to install drivers and software before you can begin using
the add-on card.
2. The onboard PCI interface does not support 64-bit SCSI cards.
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Connecting Optional Devices
Refer to the following for information on connecting the motherboard’s optional
devices:
F_AUDIO: Front Panel Audio header
This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and lineout ports for easier access.
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Signal Name
PORT 1L
PORT 1R
PORT 2R
SENSE_SEND
PORT 2L
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Signal Name
AUD_GND
PRESENCE#
SENSE1_RETURN
KEY
SENSE2_RETURN
SATA1~4: Serial ATA connectors
These connectors are used to support the new Serial ATA devices for the highest date
transfer rates (3.0 Gb/s), simpler disk drive cabling and easier PC assembly. It eliminates limitations of the current Parallel ATA interface. But maintains register compatibility and software compatibility with Parallel ATA.
Pin
1
3
5
7
Signal Name
Ground
TXRXGround
Pin
2
4
6
-
Signal Name
TX+
Ground
RX+
-
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F_USB1~2: Front Panel USB headers
The motherboard has four USB ports installed on the rear edge I/O port array.
Additionally, some computer cases have USB ports at the front of the case. If you
have this kind of case, use auxiliary USB connector to connect the front-mounted
ports to the motherboard.
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
USBPWR
Front Panel USB Power
2
3
4
5
6
USBPWR
Front Panel USB Power
USB_FP_P0-
USB Port 0 Negative Signal
USB_FP_P1-
USB Port 1 Negative Signal
7
8
9
10
USB_FP_P0+
USB Port 0 Positive Signal
USB_FP_P1+
USB Port 1 Positive Signal
GND
GND
Ground
Ground
Key
No pin
USB_FP_OC0
Overcurrent signal
Please make sure that the USB cable has the same pin assignment as
indicated above. A different pin assignment may cause damage or system
hang-up.
CD_IN: Analog Audio Input connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
Function
CD_L
CD In left channel
GND
Ground
GND
Ground
CD_R
CD In right channel
COM2: Onboard serial port connector
Connect a serial port extension bracket to this header to add a second serial port to
your system.
Pin
Signal Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
DCDB
SINB
SOUTB
Function
Data Carrier Detect
Serial Input
UART B Serial Output
DTRB
UART B Data Terminal Ready
GND
Ground
DSRB
Data Set Ready
RTSB
RART B Request to Send
CTSB
Clear to Send
RI
Ring Indicator
Key
No pin
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LPT: Onboard parallel port header
This is a header that can be used to connect to the printer, scanner or other devices.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
STROBE
PD0
PD1
PD2
PD3
PD4
PD5
PD6
PD7
ACK
BUSK
PE
SLCT
ALF
ERROR
INIT
SLCTIN
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Key
SPDIFO: SPDIF out header
This is an optional header that provides an S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface)
output to digital multimedia device through optical fiber or coaxial connector.
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
SPDIF
Function
SPDIF digital output
+5VA
5V analog Power
Key
GND
No pin
Ground
SPI_ROM: SPI ROM header
This 8 Mb ROM contains the programmable BIOS program.
Pin
Signal Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
CHIP SELECT
8
Function
Select chip
VCC
VCC
DATA OUTPUT
data output
HOLD
hold
WRITE PROTECT
BIOS write protect
CLOCK
clock
CND
CND
DATA INPUT
data input
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Installing a Hard Disk Drive/CD-ROM/SATA Hard Drive
This section describes how to install IDE devices such as a hard disk drive and a CDROM drive.
About IDE Devices
Your motherboard has one IDE channel interface.
IDE: IDE Connector
This motherboard supports four high data transfer SATA ports with each runs up to
3.0 Gb/s. To get better system performance, we recommend users connect the CDROM to the IDE channel, and set up the hard drives on the SATA ports.
IDE devices enclose jumpers or switches used to set the IDE device as MASTER or
SLAVE. Refer to the IDE device user’s manual. Installing two IDE devices on one
cable, ensure that one device is set to MASTER and the other device is set to SLAVE.
The documentation of your IDE device explains how to do this.
About SATA Connectors
Your motherboard features four SATA connectors supporting a total of four drives.
SATA refers to Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the standard interface for the IDE hard drives which are currently used in most PCs. These connectors
are well designed and will only fit in one orientation. Locate the SATA connectors on
the motherboard and follow the illustration below to install the SATA hard drives.
Installing Serial ATA Hard Drives
To install the Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives, use the SATA cable that supports the
Serial ATA protocol. This SATA cable comes with a SATA power cable. You can
connect either end of the SATA cable to the SATA hard drive or the connector on the
motherboard.
SATA cable
(optional)
SATA power cable
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Refer to the illustration below for proper installation:
1
2
3
Attach either cable end to the connector on the motherboard.
Attach the other cable end to the SATA hard drive.
Attach the SATA power cable to the SATA hard drive and connect the
other end to the power supply.
This motherboard does not support the “Hot-Plug” function.
Installing a Floppy Diskette Drive
FDD: Floppy Disk Connector
Connect the single end of the floppy connector to the onboard floppy connector
firstly, and then connect the remaining plug on the other end to the floppy drive
correspondingly.
You must orient the cable connector so that the pin 1 (color) edge of
the cable corresponds to the pin 1 of the I/O port connector.
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Connecting I/O Devices
The backplane of the motherboard has the following I/O ports:
PS2 Mouse
Use the upper PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 pointing device.
PS2 Keyboard
Use the lower PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 keyboard.
Serial Port
(COM1)
Use the COM port to connect serial devices such as mice or
fax/modems.
VGA Port
Connect your monitor to the VGA port.
LAN Port
Connect an RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to connect your
computer to the Network.
USB Ports
Use the USB ports to connect USB devices.
Audio Ports
Use the three audio ports to connect audio devices. The
first jack is for stereo line-in signal. The second jack is for
stereo line-out signal. The third jack is for microphone.
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Connecting Case Components
After you have installed the motherboard into a case, you can begin connecting the
motherboard components. Refer to the following:
1
2
3
4
5
6
Connect the CPU cooling fan cable to CPU_FAN.
Connect the system cooling fan connector to SYS_FAN.
Connect the case switches and indicator LEDs to the F_PANEL.
Connect the case speaker cable to SPK.
Connect the standard power supply connector to ATX.
Connect the auxiliary case power supply connector to ATX12V.
Connecting 24-pin power cable
The ATX 24-pin connector allows you to connect to ATX v2.x power
supply.
With ATX v2.x power supply, users please
note that when installing 24-pin power
cable, the latches of power cable and the
ATX match perfectly.
24-pin power cable
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Connecting 4-pin power cable
The ATX12V power connector is used to provide power to the CPU.
When installing 4-pin power cable, the
latches of power cable and the ATX12V
match perfectly.
4-pin power cable
CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN: Cooling FAN Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
Function
System Ground
Power +12V
Sensor
PWM
GND
+12V
Sense
PWM
Users please note that the fan connector supports the CPU cooling fan
of 1.1A ~ 2.2A (26.4W max) at +12V.
ATX: ATX 24-pin Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Signal Name
Pin
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
+3.3V
+3.3V
Ground
+5V
Ground
+5V
Ground
PWRGD
+5VSB
22
23
24
+12V
+12V
+3.3V
Signal Name
+3.3V
-12V
Ground
PS_ON
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5V
+5V
+5V
+5V
Ground
ATX12V: ATX 12V Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
Ground
Ground
+12V
+12V
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SPK: Internal speaker
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
VCC
Key
NC
Signal
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Front Panel Header
The front panel header (F_PANEL) provides a standard set of switch and LED
headers commonly found on ATX or micro-ATX cases. Refer to the table below for
information:
Pin
Signal
Function
Pin
Signal
Function
1 HD_LED_P Hard disk LED (+) 2 FP PWR/SLP *MSG LED (+)
3
HD_LED_N Hard disk LED (-)
4
FP PWR/SLP *MSG LED (-)
5
RST_SW_N Reset Switch (-)
6
PWR_SW_P Power Switch (+)
7
RST_SW_P
Reset Switch (+)
8
PWR_SW_N Power Switch (-)
9
RSVD
Reserved
10 Key
No pin
* MSG LED (dual color or single color)
Hard Drive Activity LED
Connecting pins 1 and 3 to a front panel mounted LED provides visual indication
that data is being read from or written to the hard drive. For the LED to function
properly, an IDE drive should be connected to the onboard IDE interface. The LED
will also show activity for devices connected to the SCSI (hard drive activity LED)
connector.
Power/Sleep/Message waiting LED
Connecting pins 2 and 4 to a single or dual-color, front panel mounted LED provides
power on/off, sleep, and message waiting indication.
Reset Switch
Supporting the reset function requires connecting pins 5 and 7 to a momentarycontact switch that is normally open. When the switch is closed, the board resets and
runs POST.
Power Switch
Supporting the power on/off function requires connecting pins 6 and 8 to a momentary-contact switch that is normally open. The switch should maintain contact for at
least 50 ms to signal the power supply to switch on or off. The time requirement is
due to internal de-bounce circuitry. After receiving a power on/off signal, at least two
seconds elapses before the power supply recognizes another on/off signal.
This concludes Chapter 2. The next chapter covers the BIOS.
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Chapter 3
Using BIOS
About the Setup Utility
The computer uses the latest “American Megatrends Inc. ” BIOS with support for
Windows Plug and Play. The CMOS chip on the motherboard contains the ROM
setup instructions for configuring the motherboard BIOS.
The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) Setup Utility displays the system ’ s
configuration status and provides you with options to set system parameters. The
parameters are stored in battery-backed-up CMOS RAM that saves this information
when the power is turned off. When the system is turned back on, the system is
configured with the values you stored in CMOS.
The BIOS Setup Utility enables you to configure:
•
Hard drives, diskette drives and peripherals
•
Video display type and display options
•
Password protection from unauthorized use
•
Power Management features
The settings made in the Setup Utility affect how the computer performs. Before
using the Setup Utility, ensure that you understand the Setup Utility options.
This chapter provides explanations for Setup Utility options.
The Standard Configuration
A standard configuration has already been set in the Setup Utility. However, we
recommend that you read this chapter in case you need to make any changes in the
future.
This Setup Utility should be used:
•
when changing the system configuration
•
when a configuration error is detected and you are prompted to make
changes to the Setup Utility
•
when trying to resolve IRQ conflicts
•
when making changes to the Power Management configuration
•
when changing the password or making other changes to the Security
Setup
Entering the Setup Utility
When you power on the system, BIOS enters the Power-On Self Test (POST)
routines. POST is a series of built-in diagnostics performed by the BIOS. After the
POST routines are completed, the following message appears:
Press DEL to enter SETUP
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Press the delete key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.
CMOS Setup Utility -- Copyright (C) 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
f Standard CMOS Setup
f Advanced Setup
f Advanced Chipset Setup
f Integrated Peripherals
f Power Management Setup
f PCI/PnP Setup
f PC Health Status
fFrequency/Voltage Control
Load Default Settings
fSupervisor Password
fUser Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save
F1:General Help
F9: Load Default Settings
ESC: Exit
v02.59 (C)Copyright 1985-2005, American Mega trends, Inc.
Resetting the Default CMOS Values
When powering on for the first time, the POST screen may show a “CMOS
Settings Wrong” message. This standard message will appear following a clear
CMOS data at factory by the manufacturer. You simply need to Load Default
Settings to reset the default CMOS values.
Note: Changes to system hardware such as different CPU, memories, etc. may also
trigger this message.
CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
f Standard CMOS Setup
f Advanced Setup
f Advanced Chipset Setup
f Integrated Peripherals
f Power Management Setup
f PCI/PnP Setup
f PC Health Status
fFrequency/Voltage Control
Load Default Settings
fSupervisor Password
fUser Password
Load Default Settings?
Save & Exit Setup
mnlk : Move Enter : Select
F1:General Help
[OK]
Exit Without Saving
[Cancel]
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Optimized Defaults
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Using BIOS
When you start the Setup Utility, the main menu appears. The main menu of the
Setup Utility displays a list of the options that are available. A highlight indicates
which option is currently selected. Use the cursor arrow keys to move the highlight
to other options. When an option is highlighted, execute the option by pressing
<Enter>.
Some options lead to pop-up dialog boxes that prompt you to verify that you wish to
execute that option. Other options lead to dialog boxes that prompt you for information.
Some options (marked with a triangle f) lead to submenus that enable you to change
the values for the option. Use the cursor arrow keys to scroll through the items in the
submenu.
In this manual, default values are enclosed in parenthesis. Submenu items are denoted
by a triangle f .
The default BIOS setting for this motherboard applies for most conditions
with optimum performance. It is not suggested to change the default
values in the BIOS setup and the manufacture takes no responsibility to
any damage caused by changing the BIOS settings.
BIOS Navigation Keys
The BIOS navigation keys are listed below:
KEY
ESC
mnlk
+/-/PU/PD
Enter
FUNCTION
Exits the current menu
Scrolls through the items on a menu
Modifies the selected field’s values
Select
F9
Loads an optimized setting for better performance
F10
Saves the current configuration and exits setup
F1
Displays a screen that describes all key functions
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For the purpose of better product maintenance, the manufacture reserves
the right to change the BIOS items presented in this manual. The BIOS setup
screens shown in this chapter are for reference only and may differ from the
actual BIOS. Please visit the manufacture’s website for updated manual.
Standard CMOS Setup
This option displays basic information about your system.
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Standard CMOS Setup
Date
Time
f
f
f
f
f
f
Fri 01/18/2008
00 : 03 : 07
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Third IDE Slave
Hard Disk
Not Detected
Not Detected
Not Detected
Not Detected
ATAPI CDROM
IDE BusMaster
Enabled
Drive A:
1.44 MB 31/2”
Help Item
User [Enter], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Date.
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F9: Load Default Settings
Date & Time
The Date and Time items show the current date and time on the computer. If you are
running a Windows OS, these items are automatically updated whenever you make
changes to the Windows Date and Time Properties utility.
f Primary/Secondary/Third IDE Master/Slave
Your computer has one IDE channel and each channel can be installed with one or
two devices (Master and Slave). In addition, this motherboard supports four SATA
channels and each channel allows one SATA device to be installed. Use these items to
configure each device on the SATA channel.
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Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Master
Device :
Vendor:
Size:
LBA Mode:
Block Mode:
PIO Mode:
Async DMA:
Ultra DMA:
S.M.A.R.T.:
Help Item
Hard Disk
ST3320620AS
309.8GB
Supported
16Sectors
4
Multiword DMA-2
Ultra DMA-6
Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
S.M.A.R.T
32Bit Data Transfer
mnlk
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enabled
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
: Move
F9: Load Default Settings
F1: General Help
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Type (Auto)
Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify. If the feature
is enabled, it will enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data
during each transfer.
LBA/Large Mode (Auto)
Use this item to set the LBA/Large mode to enhance hard disk performance by
optimizing the area the hard disk is visited each time.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) (Auto)
If the feature is enabled, it will enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing
more data during each transfer.
PIO Mode (Auto)
Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by optimizing
the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode (Auto)
DMA capability allows user to improve the transfer-speed and data-integrity for
compatible IDE devices.
S.M.A.R.T. (Auto)
The S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) system is a
diagnostics technology that monitors and predicts device performance. S.M.A.R.T.
software resides on both the disk drive and the host computer.
32Bit Data Transfer (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable 32Bit Data Transfer.
Press <Esc> to return to the Standard CMOS Setup page.
IDE BusMaster (Enabled)
This item enables or disables the DMA under DOS mode. We recommend you to leave
this item at the default value.
Drive A (1..44 MB 31/2”)
This item defines the characteristics of any diskette drive attached to the system.
You can connect one diskette drive.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Advanced Setup
This page sets up more advanced information about your system. Handle this page
with caution. Any changes can affect the operation of your computer.
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Advanced Setup
Thermal Management
TM Status
Limit CPUID Value Limit
Enhanced Halt (C1E)
Intel XD Bit
Intel EIST
Quick Power on Self Test
Boot Up Numlock Status
APIC Mode
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
Hard Disk Drives
Removable Drives
CD/DVD Drives
Boot Other Device
Enabled
TM1/TM2
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
On
Enabled
1st FLOPPY DRIVE
CD/DVD
Hard Drive
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
Yes
f
f
f
Help Item
For the processor its
CPUID belows 0F14h.
TM2 only can be enable
under below settings.
1.Freq.>=3.6GHz FSB800
2.Freq.>=2.8GHz FSB533
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Load Default Settings
Thermal Management (Enabled)
This item displays CPU’s temperature and enables you to set a safe temperature to
Prescott CPU.
TM Status (TM1/TM2)
This item displays CPU Monitor status.
Limit CPUID Value Limit (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the Max CPU ID value limit. When suppports
Prescottand LGA775 CPUs, enables this to prevent the system from “rebooting”
when trying to install Windows NT 4.0.
Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Enabled)
This item enables or disables enhanced halt (C1E).
Intel XD Bit (Disabled)
This item allows users to enable or disable the Intel XD bit.
Intel EIST (Enabled)
This item allows users to enable or disable the EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep
technology).
Quick Power on Self Test (Enabled)
Enable this item to shorten the power on testing (POST) and have your system start
up faster. You might like to enable this item after you are confident that your system
hardware is operating smoothly.
Boot Up Numlock Status (On)
This item defines if the keyboard Num Lock key is active when your system is
started.
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APIC Mode (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the APCI (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller) mode. APIC provides symmetric multi-processing (SMP) for systems, allowing support for up to 60 processors.
1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device (1st FLPOOY DRIVE/CD/DVD/Hard Drive)
Use this item to determine the device order the computer used to look for an
operating system to load at start-up time. The devices showed here will be different
depending on the exact devices installed on your motherboard.
fHard Disk Drives (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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Hard Disk Drives
Hard Disk Drives
Help Item
1st Drive
ST3320620AS
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Setup page.
f Removable Drives (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
Removable Drives
Removable Drives
Help Item
1st Drive
1st FLOPPY DRIVE
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Setup page.
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fCD/DVD Drives (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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CD/DVD Drives
CD/DVD Drives
1st Drive
Help Item
BENQ DVD DC DW1810
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
mnlk
: Move Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Setup page.
Boot Other Device (Yes)
When enabled, the system searches all other possible locations for an operating
system if it fails to find one in the devices specified under the First, Second and Third
boot devices.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Advanced Chipset Setup
This page sets up more advanced information about your system. Handle this page
with caution. Any changes can affect the operation of your computer.
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Advanced Chipset Setup
DRAM Frequency
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
VGA Share Memory
DVMT Mode Select
DVMT/FIXED Memory
HPET
Auto
Enabled
Enabled, 8MB
DVMT Mode
256MB
Enabled
Help Item
Options
Auto
667 MHz
800 MHz
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
DRAM Frequency (Auto)
This item enables users to adjust the DRAM frequency. The default setting is auto and
we recommend users leave the setting unchanged. Modify it at will may cause the
system to be unstable.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD (Enabled)
When this item is set to enable, the DDR timing is configured using SPD. SPD (Serial
Presence Detect) is located on the memory modules, BIOS reads information coded
in SPD during system boot up.
VGA Share Memory (Enabled, 8MB)
This item lets you allocate a portion of the main memory for the onboard VGA
display application.
DVMT Mode Select (DVMT Mode)
This item allows you to select the DVMT operating mode.
DVMT/FIXED Memory (256MB)
When set to Fixed Mode, the graphics driver will reserve a fixed portion of the
system memory as graphics memory, according to system and graphics requirements.
HPET (Enabled)
This item enables or disables HPET (High Precision Event Timer) support.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Integrated Peripherals
This page sets up some parameters for peripheral devices connected to the system.
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Integrated Peripherals
Onboard IDE Controller
Onboard SATA Controller
Onboard LAN Function
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Onboard AUDIO Function
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port2 Address
Serial Port2 Mode
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
USB Functions
Legacy USB Support
Enabled
Enhanced
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
3F8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3
Normal
378
ECP
DMA3
IRQ7
Enabled
Enabled
Help Item
DISABLED: disables integrated IDE Controller.
ENABLED: enables boot
Controllers.
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Load Default Settings
OnBoard IDE Controller (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard IDE interface.
Onboard SATA Controller (Enhanced)
This item allows you to enable or disable the onboard SATA controller.
OnBoard LAN Function (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard LAN function.
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the booting from the onboard LAN or a network
add-in card with a remote boot ROM installed.
Onboard AUDIO Function (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard audio device.
Serial Port1 Address (3F8/IRQ4)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard COM1 serial port, and to assign a port
address.
Serial Port2 Address (2F8/IRQ3)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard COM2 serial port, and to assign a port
address.
Serial Port2 Mode (Normal)
If Serial Port 2 Address is not disabled, it allows you to set the Serial Port 2 Mode.
Parallel Port Address (378)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard Parallel port, and to assign a port
address.
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Parallel Port Mode (ECP)
Use this item to select the parallel port mode. You can select Normal (Standard
Parallel Port), ECP (Extended Capabilities Port), EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port), or
BPP (Bi-Directional Parallel Port).
ECP Mode DMA Channel (DMA3)
Use this item to assign the DMA Channel under ECP Mode function.
Parallel Port IRQ (IRQ7)
Use this item to assign IRQ to the parallel port.
USB Functions (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the USB function.
Legacy USB Support (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to Auto
allows the system to detect the presence of USB device at startup. If detected, the
USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB
support is disabled.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
Power Management Setup
This page sets up some parameters for system power management operation.
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Power Management Setup
ACPI Suspend Type
Soft-off by PWR BTTN
PWRON After PWR-Fail
Resume By RING
Resume By PCI/PCI-E/Lan PME
Resume By USB (S3)
Resume By PS2 KB (S3)
Resume By PS2 MS (S3)
Resume on RTC Alarm
S3
Delay 4 Sec
Power Off
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Help Item
Select the ACPI
state used for
System Suspend.
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
F1:General Help
ACPI Suspend Type (S3)
Use this item to define how your system suspends. In the default, S3, the suspend
mode is a suspend to RAM, i.e, the system shuts down with the exception of a refresh
current to the system memory.
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Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN (Delay 4 Sec)
Under ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power management Interface) you can
create a software power down. In a software power down, the system can be resumed
by Wake Up Alarms. This item lets you install a software power down that is controlled by the power button on your system. If the item is set to Instant-Off, then the
power button causes a software power down. If the item is set to Delay 4 Sec, then
you have to hold the power button down for four seconds to cause a software power
down.
PWRON After PWR-Fail (Power Off)
This item enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its operating
status.
Resume By RING (Disabled)
An input signal on the serial Ring Indicator (RI) line (in other words, an incoming call
on the modem) awakens the system from a soft off state.
Resume By PCI/PCI-E/Lan PME (Disabled)
These items specify whether the system will be awakened from power saving modes
when activity or input signal of the specified hardware peripheral or component is
detected.
Resume By USB (S3) (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable/disable the USB device wakeup function from S3/S4
mode.
Resume By PS2 KB (S3) (Disabled)
This item enable or disable you to allow keyboard activity to awaken the system
from power saving mode.
Resume By PS2 MS (S3) (Disabled)
This item enable or disable you to allow mouse activity to awaken the system from
power saving mode.
Resume on RTC Alarm (Disabled)
The system can be turned off with a software command. If you enable this item, the
system can automatically resume at a fixed time based on the system’s RTC (realtime
clock). Use the items below this one to set the date and time of the wake-up alarm.
You must use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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PCI / PnP Setup
This page sets up some parameters for devices installed on the PCI bus and those
utilizing the system plug and play capability.
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PCI / PnP Setup
Init Display First
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
PCI
Yes
Help Item
Select which graphics
controller to use as the
primary boot device.
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Load Default Settings
Init Display First (PCI)
Use this item to select which graphics controller to use as the primary boot devices.
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA (Yes)
If this item is enabled, an IRQ will be assigned to the PCI VGA graphics system. You
set this value to No to free up an IRQ.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
PC Health Status
On motherboards support hardware monitoring, this item lets you monitor the
parameters for critical voltages, temperatures and fan speeds.
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PC Health Status
Help Item
Hardware Health Event Monitoring
fSmart Fan Function
Shutdown Temperature
System Temperature
CPU Temperature
System FAN Speed
CPU Fan Speed:
CPU Vcore:
VDIMM:
Press Enter
Disabled
: 22°C/71°F
: 18°C/64°F
: 0 RPM
: 4272 RPM
: 1.296 V
: 1.872 V
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Load Default Settings
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f Smart Fan Function
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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Smart Fan Function
SMART Fan Control
SMART Fan2 Control
Disabled
Disabled
Help Item
Options
Disabled
Enabled
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Load Default Settings
SMART Fan Control (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable/disable the control of the system fan speed by changing the fan voltage.
SMART Fan2 Control (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable/disable the control of the system fan2 speed by
changing the fan voltage.
ECS supports the latest PECI host technology. While using Wolfdale or
Yorkfield CPU, the original images of the BIOS item “PC Health Status”
and “Smart FAN Function” will be replaced by PECI mode and negative
number. (The max data from PECI is zero.)
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PC Health Status
Help Item
Hardware Health Event Monitoring
fSmart Fan Function
Press Enter
33°C/91°F
2537 RPM
0 RPM
1.280V
1.840V
System Temperature
CPU Fan Speed:
SYS FAN Speed:
CPU Vcore:
VDIMM:
-=- PECI Mode-=Offset to TCC Activation Temp.:
-20
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Load Default Settings
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Smart Fan Function
SMART Fan Control
SMART Fan start PWM value
SMART Fan start Offset (-)
CPU DeltaT
Fan1 Slope PWM value/1 Unit
Fan1 Full Speed Offset (-)
SMART Fan2 Control
Enabled
28
30
+3
5
10
Disabled
Help Item
Options
Disabled
Enabled
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Load Default Settings
Press <Esc> to return to the PC Health Status page.
Shutdown Temperature (Disabled)
Enable you to set the maximum temperature the system can reach before powering
down.
System Component Characteristics
These items display the monitoring of the overall inboard hardware health events,
such as System & CPU temperature, CPU & DIMM voltage, CPU & system fan
speed,...etc.
•
System Temperature
•
CPU Temperature
•
SYS FAN Speed
•
CPU Fan Speed
•
CPU Vcore
•
VDIMM
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
This page enables you to set the clock speed and system bus for your system. The
clock speed and system bus are determined by the kind of processor you have installed in your system.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
Manufacturer : Intel
Ratio Status: Unlocked (Min:06, Max: 09)
Ratio Actual Value: 9
CPU Frequency:
CPU Over-clocking Func.:
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI CIK
DIMM Voltage Control
Spread Spectrum
Help Item
200MHz
Disabled
Enabled
1.90v
Enabled
Options
Disabled
Enabled
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Load Default Settings
Manufacturer (Intel)
This item displays the information of current manufacturer of the CPU installed in
your computer.
Ratio Status/Ratio Actual Value
These items show the Locked ratio status and the actual ratio of the CPU installed in
your system.
CPU Frequency (200MHz)
This item indicates the current CPU frequency. Users can not make any change to
this item. Please noted that the frequency will be varied with different CPU.
CPU Over-clocking Func. (Disabled)
This item decides the CPU over-clocking function installed in yoursystem. If the
over-clocking fails, please turn off the system power. And then, hold the PageUp key
(similar to the Clear CMOS function) and turn on the power, the BIOS will recover
the safe default.
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk (Enabled)
When this item is enabled, BIOS will disable the clock signal of free DIMM/PCI slots.
DIMM Voltage Control (1.90V)
This item is used to control the voltage of the DIMM.
Spread Spectrum (Enabled)
If you enable spread spectrum, it can significantly reduce the EMI (Electro-Magnetic
Interference) generated by the system.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Load Default Settings
This option opens a dialog box that lets you install stability-oriented defaults for
all appropriate items in the Setup Utility. Select <OK> and then press <Enter> to
install the defaults. Select <Cancel> and then press <Enter> to not install the
defaults.
Supervisor Password
This page helps you install or change a password.
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Supervisor Password
Supervisor Password
Help Item
:Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Press Enter
Install or Change the
password.
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Load Default Settings
Supervisor Password (Not Installed)
This item indicates whether a supervisor password has been set. If the password has
been installed, Installed displays. If not, Not Installed displays.
Change Supervisor Password (Press Enter)
You can select this option and press <Enter> to access the sub menu. You can use the
sub menu to change the supervisor password.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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User Password
This page helps you install or change a password.
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User Password
User Password
: Not Installed
Help Item
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Load Default Settings
User Password (Not Installed)
This item indicates whether a user password has been set. If the password has been
installed, Installed displays. If not, Not Installed displays.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
Save & Exit Setup
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have made in the
Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Save and Exit dialog box appears,
select [OK] to save and exit, or select [Cancel] to return to the main menu.
Exit Without Saving
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to discard any changes that you have made in
the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Exit Without Saving dialog
box appears, select [OK] to discard changes and exit, or select [Cancel] to return to
the main menu.
If you have made settings that you do not want to save, use the “Exit
Without Saving” item and select [OK] to discard any changes you have
made.
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Updating the BIOS
You can download and install updated BIOS for this motherboard from the
manufacturer’s Web site. New BIOS provides support for new peripherals, improvements in performance, or fixes for known bugs. Install new BIOS as follows:
1
If your motherboard has a BIOS protection jumper, change the setting to
allow BIOS flashing.
2
If your motherboard has an item called Firmware Write Protect in Advanced BIOS features, disable it. (Firmware Write Protect prevents
BIOS from being overwritten.)
3
Create a bootable system disk. (Refer to Windows online help for
information on creating a bootable system disk.)
4
Download the Flash Utility and new BIOS file from the manufacturer’s
Web site. Copy these files to the bootable device.
5
Turn off your computer and insert the bootable device in your computer. (You might need to run the Setup Utility and change the boot
priority items on the Advanced BIOS Features Setup page, to force
your computer to boot from the bootable device first.)
6
At the C:\ or A:\ prompt, type the Flash Utility program name and the file
name of the new bios and then press <Enter>. Example: AMINF340.EXE
040706.ROM
7
When the installation is complete, remove the bootable device from the
computer and restart your computer. If your motherboard has a Flash
BIOS jumper, reset the jumper to protect the newly installed BIOS from
being overwritten. The computer will restart automatically.
This concludes Chapter 3. Refer to the next chapter for information on the software
supplied with the motherboard.
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Chapter 4
Using the Motherboard Software
About the Software DVD-ROM/CD-ROM
The support software DVD-ROM/CD-ROM that is included in the motherboard package contains all the drivers and utility programs needed to properly run the bundled
products. Below you can find a brief description of each software program, and the
location for your motherboard version. More information on some programs is
available in a README file, located in the same directory as the software. Before
installing any software, always inspect the folder for files named README.TXT or
something similar. These files may contain important information that is not included in this manual.
1. Never try to install all software from folder that is not specified for use with
your motherboard.
2. The notice of Intel HD audio installation (optional): The Intel High Definition audio functionality unexpectedly quits working in Windows Server
2003 Service Pack 1 or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. Users need
to download and install the update packages from the Microsoft Download
Center “before” installing HD audio driver bundled in the Driver CD.
Please log on to http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;enus;901105#appliesto for more information.
Auto-installing under Windows XP/Vista/7
The Auto-install DVD-ROM/CD-ROM makes it easy for you to install the drivers and
software for your motherboard.
If the Auto-install DVD-ROM/CD-ROM does not work on your system,
you can still install drivers through the file manager for your OS (for
example, Windows Explorer). Refer to the Utility Folder Installation Notes
later in this chapter.
The support software DVD-ROM/CD-ROM disc loads automatically under Windows
XP/Vista/7. When you insert the DVD-ROM/CD-ROM disc in the DVD-ROM/CDROM drive, the autorun feature will automatically bring up the install screen. The
screen has three buttons on it, Setup, Browse CD and Exit.
If the opening screen does not appear; double-click the file ““setup.exe”
in the root directory.
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Drivers Tab
Setup
Click the Setup button to run the software installation program.
Select from the menu which software you want to install.
Browse CD The Browse CD button is the standard Windows command that allows
you to open Windows Explorer and show the contents of the support
disk.
Before installing the software from Windows Explorer, look for a file
named README.TXT or something similar. This file may contain
important information to help you install the software correctly.
Some software is installed in separate folders for different operating
systems, such as Windows XP/Vista/7. Always go to the correct folder
for the kind of OS you are using.
In install the software, execute a file named SETUP. EXE by doubleclicking the file and then following the instructions on the screen.
Exit
The EXIT button closes the Auto Setup window.
Utilities Tab
Lists the software utilities that are available on the disk.
Information Tab
Displays the path for all software and drivers available on the disk.
Running Setup
Follow these instructions to install device drivers and software for the motherboard:
1.
Click Setup. The installation program begins:
The following screens are examples only. The screens and driver lists will be
different according to the motherboard you are installing.
The motherboard identification is located in the upper left-hand corner.
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2.
Click Next. The following screen appears:
3.
Check the box next to the items you want to install. The default options are recommended.
4.
Click Next run the Installation Wizard. An item installation screen appears:
5.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install the items.
Drivers and software are automatically installed in sequence. Follow the
onscreen instructions, confirm commands and allow the computer to
restart a few times to complete the installation.
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Windows Vista/7 will appear below UAC (User Account Control) message
after the system restart. You must select “Allow” to install the next driver.
Continue this process to complete the drivers installation.
Manual Installation
Insert the disk in the DVD-ROM/ CD-ROM drive and locate the PATH.DOC file in
the root directory. This file contains the information needed to locate the drivers for
your motherboard.
Look for the chipset and motherboard model; then browse to the directory and path
to begin installing the drivers. Most drivers have a setup program (SETUP.EXE) that
automatically detects your operating system before installation. Other drivers have
the setup program located in the operating system subfolder.
If the driver you want to install does not have a setup program, browse to the
operating system subfolder and locate the readme text file (README.TXT or
README.DOC) for information on installing the driver or software for your operating system.
Utility Software Reference
All the utility software available from this page is Windows compliant. They are
provided only for the convenience of the customer. The following software is furnished under license and may only be used or copied in accordance with the terms of
the license.
These software(s) are subject to change at anytime without prior notice.
Please refer to the support disk for available software.
This concludes Chapter 4.
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Chapter 5
Trouble Shooting
Start up problems during assembly
After assembling the PC for the first time you may experience some start up
problems. Before calling for technical support or returning for warranty, this chapter
may help to address some of the common questions using some basic troubleshooting
tips.
a) System does not power up and the fans are not running.
1.Disassemble the PC to remove the VGA adaptor card, DDR memory, LAN, USB
and other peripherals including keyboard and mouse. Leave only the motherboard,
CPU with CPU cooler and power supply connected. Turn on again to see if the
CPU and power supply fans are running.
2. Make sure to remove any unused screws or other metal objects such as screwdrivers
from the inside PC case. This is to prevent damage from short circuit.
3. Check the CPU FAN connector is connected to the motherboard.
4. For Intel platforms check the pins on the CPU socket for damage or bent. A bent
pin may cause failure to boot and sometimes permanent damage from short circuit.
5. Check the 12V power connector is connected to the motherboard.
6. Check that the 12V power & ATX connectors are fully inserted into the
motherboard connectors. Make sure the latches of the cable and connector are
locked into place.
b) Power is on, fans are running but there is no display
1. Make sure the monitor is turned on and the monitor cable is properly connected
to the PC.
2. Check the VGA adapter card (if applicable) is inserted properly.
3. Listen for beep sounds. If you are using internal PC speaker make sure it is
connected.
a.Continuous one long beep: Memory not Installed or Memory Error
b.One long beep and two short beeps then repeat : VGA not Installed or VGA
Error
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c) The PC suddenly shuts down while booting up.
1. The CPU may experience overheating so it will shutdown to protect itself.
Ensure the CPU fan is working properly.
2. From the BIOS setting, try to disable the Smartfan function to let the fan run at
default speed.
Start up problems after prolong use
After a prolong period of use your PC may experience start up problems again.
This may be caused by breakdown of devices connected to the motherboard such as
HDD, CPU fan, etc. The following tips may help to revive the PC or identify the
cause of failure.
1. Clear the CMOS values using the CLR_CMOS jumper. Refer to CLR_CMOS
jumper in Chapter 2 for Checking Jumper Settings in this user manual. When
completed, follow up with a Load Optimised Default in the BIOS setup.
2. Check the CPU cooler fan for dust. Long term accumulation of dust will reduce
its effectiveness to cool the processor. Clean the cooler or replace with a new one
if necessary.
3. Check that the 12V power & ATX connectors are fully inserted into the
motherboard connectors. Make sure the latches of the cable and connector are
locked into place.
4. Remove the hard drive, optical drive or DDR memory to determine which of
these component may be in fault.
Maintenance and care tips
Your computer, like any electrical appliance, requires proper care and maintenance.
Here are some basic PC care tips to help prolong the life of the motherboard and
keep it running as best as it can.
1. Keep your computer in a well ventilated area. Leave some space between
the PC and the wall for sufficient airflow.
2. Keep your computer in a cool dry place. Avoid dusty areas, direct sunlight
and areas of high moisture content.
3. Routinely clean the CPU cooler fan to remove dust and hair.
4. In places of hot and humid weather you should turn on your computer once
every other week to circulate the air and prevent damage from humidity.
5. Add more memory to your computer if possible. This not only speeds up the
system but also reduces the loading of your hard drive to prolong its life span.
6. If possible, ensure the power cord has an earth ground pin directly from the
wall outlet. This will reduce voltage fluctuation that may damage sensitive devices.
Trouble Shooting
If fail, contact RMA
CLR CMOS and restart.
Yes
Halt at POST screen?
Yes
Check if monitor has
display
Yes
Check if Power Supply
Unit (PSU) is working
Power Bu on is pressed
but PC fails to start.
CMOS setup error,
-
need to CLRCMOS.
HDD problem.
-
Peripheral device issue
No
No
No
VGA not detected
- If 1 long beep and 8 short beeps:
inserted or memory failure
DIMM memory not properly
- If 3 short beeps:
Yes
Any Beep sound?
No
Yes
Check if monitor
has displ
Restart the PC
is connected
if CPU 12V power
CLR CMOS and check
Basic Troubleshooting Flowchart
Board problem
-> contact RMA
a er modify BIOS se ng.
System fail to start or unstable
No
If board problem -> contact RMA
Problem with PSU or board?
Yes
and PSU switch is turned on?
AC power cord is plugged
CLR CMOS and restart
and restart.
or connect to wall socket
Turn on PSU switch
No
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