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BIOS Setup .......................................................................................1
1 Main Menu ................................................................................................... 3
2 Standard CMOS Features ............................................................................. 6
3 Advanced BIOS Features ............................................................................. 9
4 Advanced Chipset Features ........................................................................ 12
5 Integrated Peripherals ................................................................................. 16
6 Power Management Setup .......................................................................... 20
7 PnP/PCI Configurations.............................................................................. 25
8 PC Health Status ......................................................................................... 28
9 Frequency Control ...................................................................................... 30
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BIOS Setup
Introduction
This manual discussed Award™ Setup program built into the ROM BIOS. The Setup
program allows users to modify the basic system configuration. This special information is
then stored in battery-backed RAM so that it retains the Setup information when the power
is turned off.
The Award BIOS™ installed in your computer system’s ROM (Read Only Memory) is a
custom version of an industry standard BIOS. This means that it supports Intel Pentium ® 4
processor input/output system. The BIOS provides critical low-level support for standard
devices such as disk drives and serial and parallel ports.
Adding important has customized the Award BIOS™, but nonstandard, features such as
virus and password protection as well as special support for detailed fine-tuning of the
chipset controlling the entire system.
The rest of this manual is intended to guide you through the process of configuring your
system using Setup.
Plug and Play Support
These AWARD BIOS supports the Plug and Play Version 1.0A specification. ESCD
(Extended System Configuration Data) write is supported.
EPA Green PC Support
This AWARD BIOS supports Version 1.03 of the EPA Green PC specification.
APM Support
These AWARD BIOS supports Version 1.1&1.2 of the Advanced Power Management
(APM) specification. Power management features are implemented via the System
Management Interrupt (SMI). Sleep and Suspend power management modes are supported.
This AWARD BIOS can manage power to the hard disk drives and video monitors .
ACPI Support
Award ACPI BIOS support Version 1.0 of Advanced Configuration and Power interface
specification (ACPI). It provides ASL code for power management and device
configuration capabilities as defined in the ACPI specification, developed by Microsoft,
Intel and Toshiba.
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PCI Bus Support
This AWARD BIOS also supports Version 2.1 of the Intel PCI (Peripheral Component
Interconnect) local bus specification.
DRAM Support
DDR DRAM (Double Data Rate Synchronous DRAM) are supported.
Supported CPUs
This AWARD BIOS supports the Intel Pentium ® 4 CPU.
Using Setup
In general, you use the arrow keys to highlight items, press <Enter> to select, use the
<PgUp> and <PgDn> keys to change entries, press <F1> for help and press <Esc> to quit.
The following table provides more detail about how to navigate in the Setup program by
using the keyboard.
Keystroke
Up arrow
Down arrow
Left arrow
Right arrow
Move Enter
PgUp key
PgDn key
+ Key
- Key
Esc key
F1 key
F5 key
F7 key
F10 key
Function
Move to previous item
Move to next item
Move to the item on the left (menu bar)
Move to the item on the right (menu bar)
Move to the item you desired
Increase the numeric value or make changes
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
Increase the numeric value or make changes
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
Main Menu – Quit and not save changes into CMOS
Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu – Exit
Current page and return to Main Menu
General help on Setup navigation keys
Load previous values from CMOS
Load the optimized defaults
Save all the CMOS changes and exit
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1 Main Menu
Once you enter Award BIOS™ CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu will appear on the
screen. The Main Menu allows you to select from several setup functions. Use the arrow
keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept and enter the sub-menu.
#WARNING
The information about BIOS defaults on manual (Figure
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) is just for reference, please refer to the BIOS
installed on board, for update information.
! Figure 1. Main Menu
Standard CMOS Features
This submenu contains industry standard configurable options.
Advanced BIOS Features
This submenu allows you to configure enhanced features of the BIOS.
Advanced Chipset Features
This submenu allows you to configure special chipset features.
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Integrated Peripherals
This submenu allows you to configure certain IDE hard drive options and Programmed
Input/ Output features.
Power Management Setup
This submenu allows you to configure the power management features.
PnP/PCI Configurations
This submenu allows you to configure certain “Plug and Play” and PCI options.
PC Health Status
This submenu allows you to monitor the hardware of your system.
Frequency Control
This submenu allows you to change CPU Vcore Voltage and CPU/PCI clock. (However,
this function is strongly recommended not to use. Not properly change the voltage
and clock may cause CPU or M/B damage!)
Load Optimized Defaults
This selection allows you to reload the BIOS when the system is having problems
particularly with the boot sequence. These configurations are factory settings optimized
for this system. A confirmation message will be displayed before defaults are set.
Set Supervisor Password
Setting the supervisor password will prohibit everyone except the supervisor from making
changes using the CMOS Setup Utility. You will be prompted with to enter a password.
Set User Password
If the Supervisor Password is not set, then the User Password will function in the same way
as the Supervisor Password.
If the Supervisor Password is set and the User Password is
set, the “User” will only be able to view configurations but will not be able to change them.
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Save & Exit Setup
Save all configuration changes to CMOS(memory) and exit setup. Confirmation message
will be displayed before proceeding.
Exit Without Saving
Abandon all changes made during the current session and exit setup. Confirmation message
will be displayed before proceeding.
Upgrade BIOS
This submenu allows you to upgrade bios.
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2 Standard CMOS Features
The items in Standard CMOS Setup Menu are divided into 10 categories. Each category
includes no, one or more than one setup items. Use the arrow keys to highlight the item and
then use the<PgUp> or <PgDn> keys to select the value you want in each item.
! Figure 2. Standard CMOS Setup
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Main Menu Selections
This table shows the selections that you can make on the Main Menu.
Item
Options
Date
mm : dd : yy
Set the system date. Note
that the ‘Day’ automatically
changes when you set the
date.
Time
hh : mm : ss
Set the
clock.
IDE Primary Master
Options are in its sub
menu.
Press <Enter> to enter the
sub menu of detailed
options
IDE Primary Slave
Options are in its sub
menu.
Press <Enter> to enter the
sub menu of detailed
options.
IDE Secondary Master Options are in its sub
menu.
Press <Enter> to enter the
sub menu of detailed
options.
IDE Secondary Slave
Options are in its sub
menu.
Press <Enter> to enter the
sub menu of detailed
options.
360K, 5.25 in
Select the type of floppy
disk drive installed in your
system.
Drive A
1.2M, 5.25 in
Drive B
1.44M, 3.5 in
720K, 3.5 in
Description
system
internal
2.88M, 3.5 in
None
Video
EGA/VGA
CGA 40
CGA 80
MONO
7
Select the default video
device.
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Item
Options
Description
Halt On
All Errors
Select the situation in which
No Errors
you want the BIOS to stop
All, but Keyboard
All, but Diskette
the POST process and
notify you.
All, but Disk/ Key
Base Memory
N/A
Displays the amount of
conventional memory
detected during boot up.
Extended Memory
N/A
Displays the amount of
extended memory detected
during boot up.
Total Memory
N/A
Displays the total memory
available in the system.
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3 Advanced BIOS Features
! Figure 3. Advanced BIOS Setup
CPU Feature
Thermal Management
This option allows you to select the way to control the “Thermal Management.”
The Choices: Thermal Monitor 1 (Default), Thermal Monitor 2.
TM2 Bus Ratio
This option represents the frequency (bus ratio of the throttled performance state
that will be initiated when the on-diesensor goes from not hot to hot.)
Min=
0
Max= 255
Key in a DEC number=
The Choices: 0 X (Default)
TM2 Bus VID
This option represents the voltage of the throttled performance state that will be
initiated when the on-diesensor goes from not hot to hot.
The Choices: 0.8375V (Default), 0.8375-1.6000.
Limit CPUID MaxVal
Set Limit CPUID MaxVal to 3, it should be “Disabled” for WinXP.
The Choices: Disabled (Default), Enabled.
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Virus Warning
This option allows you to choose the VIRUS Warning feature that is used to protect the
IDE Hard Disk boot sector. If this function is enabled and an attempt is made to write to the
boot sector, BIOS will display a warning message on the screen and sound an alarm beep.
Disabled (default)
Virus protection is disabled.
Enabled
Virus protection is activated.
CPU L1 & L2 Cache
Depending on the CPU/chipset in use, you may be able to increase memory access time
with this option.
Enabled (default)
Enable cache.
Disabled Disable cache.
CPU L3 Cache
Depending on the CPU/chipset in use, you may be able to increase memory access time
with this option.
Enabled (default)
Enable cache.
Disabled Disable cache.
Hyper-Threading Technology
This option allows you to enable or disabled Hyper-Threading Technology. “Enabled” for
Windows XP and Linux 2.4.x (OS optimized for Hyper-Threading Technology).
“Disable” for other OS (OS not optimized for Hyper-Threading Technology).
The Choices: Enabled (Default), Disabled.
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
This item allows you to enable/disable CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
Quick Power On Self Test
Enabling this option will cause an abridged version of the Power On Self-Test (POST)
execute after you power up the computer.
Disabled
Normal POST.
Enabled (default)
Enable quick POST.
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First/ Second/ Third/ Boot Other Device
These BIOS attempt to load the operating system from the device in the sequence selected
in these items.
The Choices: Floppy, LS120, HDD-0, SCSI, CDROM, HDD-1, HDD-2, HDD-3, ZIP100,
LAN, HPT370, Disabled, Enabled.
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Swap Floppy Drive
For systems with two floppy drives, this option allows you to swap logical drive
assignments.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Enabling this option will test the floppy drives to determine if they have 40 or 80 tracks.
Disabling this option reduces the time it takes to boot-up.
The Choices: Enabled (Default), Disabled.
Boot Up NumLock Status
Selects the NumLock. State after power on.
The Choices: On (default)
Numpad is number keys.
Off
Numpad is arrow keys.
Typematic Rate Setting
When a key is held down, the keystroke will repeat at a rate determined by the keyboard
controller. When enabled, the typematic rate and typematic delay can be configured.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
Sets the rate at which a keystroke is repeated when you hold the key down.
The Choices: 6 (default), 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 30.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
Sets the delay time after the key is held down before it begins to repeat the keystroke.
The Choices: 250 (default), 500,750,1000.
Security Option
This option will enable only individuals with passwords to bring the system online and/or
to use the CMOS Setup Utility.
System:
A password is required for the system to boot and is also required to access the
Setup Utility.
Setup (default): A password is required to access the Setup Utility only.
This will only apply if passwords are set from the Setup main menu.
APIC Mode
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
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4 Advanced Chipset Features
This submenu allows you to configure the specific features of the chipset installed on your
system. This chipset manage bus speeds and access to system memory resources, such as
DRAM. It also coordinates communications with the PCI bus. The default settings that came
with your system have been optimized and therefore should not be changed unless you are
suspicious that the settings have been changed incorrectly.
! Figure 4. Advanced Chipset Setup
DRAM Clock/ Drive Control
To control the Clock. If you highlight the literal “Press Enter” next to the “DRAM Clock”
label and then press the enter key, it will take you to a submenu with the following options:
DRAM Clock
This item determines DRAM clock following 100MHz, 133MHz or By SPD.
The Choices: 100MHz, 133MHz, By SPD (default).
DRAM Timing
This item determines DRAM clock/ timing follow SPD or not.
The Choices: Auto By SPD (default), Manual.
DRAM CAS Latency
When DRAM is installed, the number of clock cycles of CAS latency depends on
the DRAM timing.
The Choices: 2.5 (default), 2.
Bank Interleave
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This item allows you to enable or disable the bank interleave feature.
The Choices: Disabled (default).
Precharge to Active (Trp)
This items allows you to specify the delay from precharge command to activate
command.
The Choices: 2T, 3T, 4T (default), 5T.
Active to Precharge (Tras)
This items allows you to specify the minimum bank active time.
The Choices: 6T, 7T, 8T, 9T (default).
Active to CMD (Trcd)
Use this item to specify the delay from the activation of a bank to the time that a
read or write command is accepted.
The Choices: 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T (default).
DRAM Command Rate
This item controls clock cycle that must occur between the last valid write
operation and the next command.
The Choices: 1T Command, 2T Command (default).
DRAM Burst Len
The Choices: 4 (default), 8.
Write Recovery Time
The Choices: 3T, 2T (default).
tWTR for DDR400 Only
This option allows you to choose tWTR for DDR400.
The Choices: 1T, 3T (default).
AGP & P2P Bridge Control
If you highlight the literal “Press Enter” next to the “AGP & P2P Bridge Control” label and
then press the enter key, it will take you a submenu with the following options:
AGP Aperture Size
Select the size of the Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) aperture. The aperture is a
portion of the PCI memory address range dedicated for graphics memory address
space. Host cycles that hit the aperture range are forwarded to the AGP without
any translation.
The Choices: 64M, 256M, 128M (default), 32M, 16M, 8M, 4M.
AGP Mode
This item allows you to select the AGP Mode.
The Choices: 4X (default), 2X, 1X.
AGP Driving Control
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By choosing “Auto” the system BIOS will the AGP output Buffer Drive strength
P Ctrl by AGP Card. By choosing “Manual”, it allows user to set AGP output
Buffer Drive strength P Ctrl by manual.
The Choices: Auto (default), Manual.
AGP Driving Value
While AGP driving control item set to “Manual”, it allows user to set AGP
driving.
The Choices: DA (default).
AGP Fast Write
The Choices: Enabled, Disabled (default).
AGP Master 1 WS Write
When Enabled, writes to the AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) are executed with
one wait states.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
AGP Master 1 WS Read
When Enabled, read to the AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) are executed with
one wait states.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
AGP 3.0 Calibration cycle
This item allows you to enable or disable AGP 3.0 Calibration cycle.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
CPU & PCI Bus Control
If you highlight the literal “Press Enter” next to the “CPU & PCI Bus Control” label and
then press the enter key, it will take you a submenu with the following options:
PCI Master 0 WS Write
When Enabled, writes to the PCI bus are executed with zero-wait states.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
VLink 8X Support
The Choices: Disabled, Enabled (Default).
Memory Hole
You can reserve this area of system memory for ISA adapter ROM. When this area is
reserved it cannot be cached. The user information of peripherals that need to use this area
of system memory usually2 discussed their memory requirements.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
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System BIOS Cacheable
Selecting the “Enabled” option allows caching of the system BIOS ROM at
F0000h-FFFFFh which can improve system performance. However, any programs
writing to this area of memory will cause conflicts and result in system errors.
The Choices: Enabled, Disabled (default).
Init Display First
With systems that have multiple video cards, this option determines whether the primary
display uses a PCI Slot or an AGP Slot.
The Choices: PCI Slot (default), AGP.
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5 Integrated Peripherals
! Figure 5. Integrated Peripherals
VIA OnChip IDE Device
If you highlight the literal “Press Enter” next to the “VIA OnChip IDE Device” label and then
press the enter key, it will take you a submenu with the following options:
IDE DMA Transfer Access
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
OnChip IDE Channel 0/1
The motherboard chipset contains a PCI IDE interface with support for
two IDE channels. Select “Enabled” to activate the first and/or second IDE
interface. Select “Disabled” to deactivate an interface if you are going to install a
primary and/or secondary add-in IDE interface.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
IDE Prefetch Mode
The “onboard” IDE drive interfaces supports IDE prefetching for faster drive
access. If the interface does not support prefetching. If you install a primary
and/or secondary add-in IDE interface, set this option to “Disabled”.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
Primary / Secondary /Master / Slave PIO
The IDE PIO (Programmed Input / Output) fields let you set a PIO
mode (0-4) for each of the IDE devices that the onboard IDE interface
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supports. Modes 0 to 4 will increased performance progressively. In Auto mode,
the system automatically determines the best mode for each device.
The Choices: Auto (default), Mode0, Mode1, Mode2, Mode3, Mode4.
Primary / Secondary /Master / Slave UDMA
Ultra DMA/100 functionality can be implemented if it is supported by the IDE
hard drives in your system. As well, your operating environment requires a DMA
driver (Windows 95 OSR2 or a third party IDE bus master driver). If your hard
drive and your system software both support Ultra DMA/100, select Auto to
enable BIOS support.
The Choices: Auto (default), Disabled.
IDE HDD Block Mode
Block mode is also called block transfer, multiple commands, or multiple sector
read / write. If your IDE hard drive supports block mode (most new drives do),
select Enabled for automatic detection of the optimal number of block mode
(most new drives do), select Enabled for automatic detection of the optimal
number of block read / write per sector where the drive can support.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
VIA OnChip PCI Device
If you highlight the literal “Press Enter” next to the “VIA OnChip PCI Device” label and then
press the enter key, it will take you a submenu with the following options:
VIA-3058 AC97 Audio
This option allows you to control the onboard AC97 audio.
The Choices: Auto (default), Disabled.
VIA-3068 MC97 Modem
This option allows you to control the onboard MC97 modem.
The Choices: Auto (default), Disabled.
VIA-3043 OnChip LAN
This option allows you to control the onboard LAN.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
This item allows you to enable or disable Onboard LAN Boot ROM.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
Onchip USB Controller
Select Enabled if your system contains a Universal Serial Bus (USB) controller
and you have USB peripherals.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled
Onchip EHCI Controller
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This item allows you to enable or disable the onchip EHCI controller.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
USB Device Function
This item allows you to enable or disabled the USB device function.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
USB Keyboard/Mouse Support
This item allows you to enable or disable the USB Keyboard/ Mouse Legacy
Support.
Enabled
Enable USB Keyboard/Mouse Support.
Disabled (default)
Disable USB Keyboard/Mouse Support.
Super IO Device
Press Enter to configure the Super I/O Device.
Onboard FDC Controller
Select Enabled if your system has a floppy disk controller (FDC) installed on the
system board and you wish to use it. If install and FDC or the system has no
floppy drive, select Disabled in this field.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
Onboard Serial Port 1
Select an address and corresponding interrupt for the first and second serial ports.
The Choices: 3F8/IRQ4 (default), Disabled, Auto, 2F8/IRQ3,
3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3.
Onboard Serial Port 2
Select an address and corresponding interrupt for the first and second serial ports
The Choices: 2F8/IRQ3 (default), Disabled, Auto, 3F8/IRQ4 ,
3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3.
UART Mode Select
This item allows you to determine which Infrared (IR) function of onboard I/O
chip.
The Choices: Normal(default), ASKIR, IrDA, SCR .
UR2 Duplex Mode
Select the value required by the IR device connected to the IR port. Full-duplex
mode permits simultaneous two-direction transmission. Half-duplex mode
permits transmission in one direction only at a time.
The Choices: Half (default), Full.
Onboard Parallel Port
This item allows you to determine access onboard parallel port controller with
which I/O Address.
The Choices: 378/IRQ7 (default), 278/IRQ5, 3BC/IRQ7, Disabled.
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Parallel Port Mode
The default value is SPP.
The Choices:
SPP (Default)
Using Parallel Port as Standard Printer Port.
EPP
Using Parallel Port as Enhanced Parallel Port.
ECP
Using Parallel Port as Extended Capabilities Port.
ECP+EPP
Using Parallel Port as ECP & EPP mode.
ECP Mode Use DMA
Select a DMA Channel for the port.
The Choices: 3 (default), 1.
Game Port Address
Game Port I/O Address.
The Choices: 201 (default), 209, Disabled.
Midi Port Address
Midi Port Base I/O Address.
The Choices: 330 (default), 300, Disabled.
Midi Port IRQ
This determines the IRQ in which the Midi Port can use.
The Choices: 10 (default), 5.
1394 Fire Wire
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
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6 Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup Menu allows you to configure your system to utilize energy
conservation and power up/power down features.
! Figure 6. Power Management Setup
ACPI Function
This item displays the status of the Advanced Configuration and Power Management
(ACPI).
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
ACPI Suspend Type
The item allows you to select the suspend type under the ACPI operating system.
The Choices: S1 (POS) (default)
Power on Suspend
S3 (STR)
Suspend to RAM
S1 & S3
POS+STR
Power Management
This category allows you to select the type (or degree) of power saving and is directly
related to the following modes:
1.HDD Power Down.
2.Doze Mode.
3.Suspend Mode.
There are four options of Power Management, three of which have fixed mode settings
Min. Saving
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Minimum power management.
Doze Mode = 1 hr.
Standby Mode = 1 hr
Suspend Mode = 1 hr.
HDD Power Down = 15 min
Max Saving
Maximum power management only available for sl CPU’s.
Doze Mode = 1 min
Standby Mode = 1 min.
Suspend Mode = 1 min.
HDD Power Down = 1 min.
User Defined (default)
Allows you to set each mode individually.
When not disabled, each of the ranges are from 1 min. to 1 hr. except for
HDD Power Down which ranges from 1 min. to 15 min. and disable.
HDD Power Down
When enabled and after the set time of system inactivity , the hard disk drive will be
powered down while all other devices remain active.
The Choices: Disabled (default), 1Min, 2Min, 3Min, 4Min, 5Min, 6Min, 7Min, 8Min,
9Min, 10Min, 11Min, 12Min, 13Min, 14Min, 15Min.
Suspend Mode
When enabled and after the set time of system inactivity, all devices except the CPU will be
shut off.
The Choices: Disabled (default), 1Min, 2Min, 4Min, 8Min, 12Min, 20Min, 30Min, 40Min,
1Hour.
Video Off Option
This field determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor power
management.
The Choices: Suspend→
→ Off (default), Always on.
Video Off Method
This option determines the manner in which the monitor is goes blank.
V/H SYNC+Blank (default)
This selection will cause the system to turn off the vertical and horizontal
synchronization ports and write blanks to the video buffer.
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Blank Screen
This option only writes blanks to the video buffer.
DPMS
Initial display power management signaling.
MODEM Use IRQ
This determines the IRQ, which can be applied in MODEM use.
The Choices: 3 (default)/ 4 / 5 / 7 / 9 / 10 / 11 / NA
Soft-Off by PWRBTN
Pressing the power button for more than 4 seconds forces the system to enter the
Soft-Off state when the system has “hung.”
The Choices: Delay 4 Sec, Instant-Off (default).
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
Choosing Enabled will make BIOS run VGA BIOS to initialize the VGA card when system
wakes up from S3 state . The system time is shortened if you disable the function , but
system will need AGP driver to initialize the card . So , if the AGP driver of the VGA card
does not support the initialization feature , the display may work abnormally or not function
after S3 .
The Choices:Auto (default), Yes, No.
Ac Loss Auto Restart
This field determines the action the system will automatically take when power is restored
to a system that had lost power previously without any subsequent manual intervention.
There are 3 sources that provide current to the CMOS area that retains these Power-On
instructions; the motherboard battery (3V), the Power Supply (5VSB), and the Power
Supply (3.3V). While AC is not supplying power, the motherboard uses the motherboard
battery (3V). If AC power is supplied and the Power Supply is not turned on, 5VSB from
the Power Supply is used. When the Power Supply is eventually turned on 3.3V from the
Power Supply will be used.
There are 3 options: “Former-Sts”, “On”, “Off”.
“Off” (default) Means always set CMOS to the “Off” status when AC power is lost.
“On”
Means always set CMOS to the “On” status when AC power is lost
“Former-Sts”
Means to maintain the last status of the CMOS when AC power is lost.
For example: If set to “Former-Sts” and AC power is lost when system is live, then after
AC power is restored, the system will automatically power on. If AC power is lost when
system is not live, system will remain powered off.
Delay Prior to Thermal
The Choices: 16 Min (default), 4, 8, 32.
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IRQ/Event Activity Detect
If you highlight the literal “Press Enter” next to the “IRQ/Event Activity Detect” label and
then press the enter key, it will take you a submenu with the following options:
PS2KB Wakeup Select
When select Password, please press Enter key to change password with a
maximun of 8 characters.
The Choices: Hot Key (default).
PS2KB Wakeup from S3/ S4/ S5
This item allows you to wake up from S3/ S4/ S5 with PS2 keyboard.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Ctrl+F1, Ctrl+F2. Ctrl+F3, Ctrl+F4, Ctrl+F5,
Ctrl+F6, Ctrl+F7, Ctrl+F8, Ctrl+F9, Ctrl+F10, Ctrl+F11, Ctrl+F12, Power, Wake,
Any Key.
Power Button Lock
This item allows you to enable or disable Power Button Lock.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
PS2MS Wakeup from S3/ S4/ S5
This item allows you to wake up from S3/ S4/ S5 with PS2 keyboard.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
VGA
When set to On, any event occurring at a VGA Port will awaken a system which
has been powered down.
The Choices: Off (default), On.
LPT & COM
When this option is set to On, any event occurring at a COM(serial)/LPT (printer)
port will awaken a system which has been powered down.
The Choices: LPT/COM (default), COM, LPT, NONE.
HDD & FDD
When this option is set to On, any event occurring on a hard drive or a floppy
drive will awaken a system which has been powered down.
The Choices: On (default), Off.
PCI Master
When set to On, you need a LAN add-on card which supports the power function.
It should also support the wake-up on LAN jump.
The Choices: Off (default), On.
PowerOn by PCI Card
When you select Enabled, a PME signal from PCI card returns the system to Full
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ON state.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
Modem Ring Resume
The Choices: Disabled (Default), Enabled.
RTC Alarm Resume
When “Enabled”, you can set the date and time at which the RTC (real-time clock)
alarm awakens the system from Suspend mode.
The Choices: Enabled, Disabled (default).
Date (of Month)
You can choose which month the system will boot up. This field is only
configurable when “RTC Resume” is set to “Enabled”.
Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
You can choose the hour, minute and second the system will boot up. This field is
only configurable when “RTC Resume” is set to “Enabled”.
IRQs Activity Monitoring
Press Enter to access another sub menu used to configure the different wake up
events (i.e. wake on LPT & COMM activity).
Primary INTR
On
IRQ3 (COM2)
Disabled
IRQ4 (COM1)
Enabled
IRQ5 (LPT2)
Enabled
IRQ6 (Floppy Disk)
Enabled
IRQ7 (LPT1)
Enabled
IRQ8 (RTC Alarm)
Disabled
IRQ9 (IRQ2 Redir)
Disabled
IRQ10 (Reserved)
Disabled
IRQ11 (Reserved)
Disabled
IRQ12 (PS/2 Mouse)
Enabled
IRQ13 (Coprocessor)
Enabled
IRQ14 (Hard Disk)
Enabled
IRQ15 (Reserved)
Disabled
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7 PnP/PCI Configurations
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. PCI, or Personal Computer
Interconnect, is a system which allows I/O devices to operate at speeds nearing the speed of
the CPU itself uses when communicating with its own special components. This section
covers some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that only experienced
users should make any changes to the default settings.
! Figure 7. PnP/PCI Configurations
PNP OS Installed
When set to YES, BIOS will only initialize the PnP cards used for the boot sequence (VGA,
IDE, SCSI). The rest of the cards will be initialized by the PnP operating system like
Window™ 95. When set to NO, BIOS will initialize all the PnP cards. For non-PnP
operating systems (DOS, Netware™), this option must set to NO.
The Choices: No (default), Yes.
Reset Configuration Data
The system BIOS supports the PnP feature which requires the system to record which
resources are assigned and protects resources from conflict. Every peripheral device has a
node, which is called ESCD. This node records which resources are assigned to it. The
system needs to record and update ESCD to the memory locations.
These locations (4K)
are reserved in the system BIOS. If the Disabled (default) option is chosen, the system‘s
ESCD will update only when the new configuration varies from the last one. If the Enabled
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option is chosen, the system is forced to update ESCDs and then is automatically set to the
“Disabled” mode.
The above settings will be shown on the screen only if “Manual” is chosen for the resources
controlled by function.
Legacy is the term, which signifies that a resource is assigned to the ISA Bus and provides
non-PnP ISA add-on cards. PCI / ISA PnP signifies that a resource is assigned to the PCI
Bus or provides for ISA PnP add-on cards and peripherals.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
Resources Controlled By
By Choosing “Auto(ESCD)” (default), the system BIOS will detect the system resources
and automatically assign the relative IRQ and DMA channel for each peripheral.By
Choosing “Manual”, the user will need to assign IRQ & DMA for add-on cards. Be sure
that there are no IRQ/DMA and I/O port conflicts.
IRQ Resources
This submenu will allow you to assign each system interrupt a type, depending on the type
of device using the interrupt. When you press the “Press Enter” tag, you will be directed to
a submenu that will allow you to configure the system interrupts. This is only
configurable when “Resources Controlled By” is set to “Manual”.
IRQ-3
IRQ-4
IRQ-5
IRQ-7
IRQ-9
IRQ-10
IRQ-11
IRQ-12
IRQ-14
IRQ-15
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
PCI Device
PCI Device
PCI Device
PCI Device
PCI Device
PCI Device
PCI Device
PCI Device
PCI Device
PCI Device
PCI / VGA Palette Snoop
Choose Disabled or Enabled. Some graphic controllers which are not VGA compatible
take the output from a VGA controller and map it to their display as a way to provide boot
information and VGA compatibility.
However, the color information coming from the VGA controller is drawn from the palette
table inside the VGA controller to generate the proper colors, and the graphic controller
needs to know what is in the palette of the VGA controller. To do this, the non-VGA
graphic controller watches for the Write access to the VGA palette and registers the snoop
data. In PCI based systems, where the VGA controller is on the PCI bus and a non-VGA
graphic controller is on an ISA bus, the Write Access to the palette will not show up on the
ISA bus if the PCI VGA controller responds to the Write.
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In this case, the PCI VGA controller should not respond to the Write, it should only snoop
the data and permit the access to be forwarded to the ISA bus. The non-VGA ISA graphic
controller can then snoop the data on the ISA bus. Unless you have the above situation,
you should disable this option.
Disabled(default)
Disables the function.
Enabled
Enables the function.
Assign IRQ For VGA
This item allows the users to choose which IRQ to assign for the VGA.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
Assign IRQ For USB
This item allows the users to choose which IRQ to assign for the USB.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
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8 PC Health Status
! Figure 8. PC Health Status
CPU Vcore/ +3.3V/ +5.0V/ +12V/ 5V(SB)/ Voltage Battery
Detect the system’s voltage status automatically.
Current CPU Temperature
Show you the current CPU temperature.
Current SYS FAN Speed
This field displays the current speed SYSTEM fan.
Current CPU FAN Speed
This field displays the current CPUFAN speed.
Show H/W Monitor in POST
If you computer contain a monitoring system, it will show PC health status during POST
stage. The item offers several delay time to select you want.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled .
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Shutdown Temperature
This item allows you to set the shutdown temperature of the CPU in order not to be
damaged by the overheated temperature. When this function is enabled, the system will
automatically shutdown if the CPU temperature reaches the shutdown temperature. This
function only works under Windows 98 ACPI mode.
The Choices: Disabled (default), 60℃/140℉, 65℃/149℉, 70℃/158℉, 75℃/ 167℉.
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9 Frequency Control
! Figure 9. Frequency Control
CPU Clock Ratio
The Choices: 8 X (default), 9X, 10X, 11X, 12X, 13X, 14 X, 15X, 16X, 17X, 18X, 19X, 20
X, 21 X, 22 X, 23 X.
CPU Voltage Regulator
The Choices: Default (default)
DDR Voltage Regulator
The Choices: 2.6V (default)
Auto Detect PCI/ DIMM Clk
This item allows you to enable / disable auto Detect PCI Clock.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
Spread Spectrum
This item allows you to enable/disable the Spread Spectrum function.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
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CPU Clock
This item allows you to select CPU Host Clock.
The Choices: 100MHz (Min) (default) ~ 132MHz (Max).
If unfortunately, the system’s frequency that you are selected is
not functioning, there are two methods of booting-up the system.
Method 1: Clear the CMOS data by setting the JCMOS1 ((2-3) closed)) as
“ON” status. All the CMOS data will be loaded as defaults setting.
Method 2: Press the <Insert> key and Power button simultaneously, after that
keep-on pressing the <Insert> key until the power-on screen showed. This
action will boot-up the system according to FSB of the processor.
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