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BIOS Setup................................................................................................4
1.
2.
Main Menu ..........................................................................................6
1.1
Standard CMOS Features ........................................................6
1.2
Advanced BIOS Features.........................................................6
1.3
Advanced Chipset Features ....................................................6
1.4
Integrated Peripherals..............................................................6
1.5
Power Management Setup ......................................................6
1.6
PnP/PCI Configurations .........................................................7
1.7
PC Health Status .......................................................................7
1.8
Frequency Control....................................................................7
1.9
Load Optimized Defaults ........................................................7
1.10
Set Supervisor Password .........................................................7
1.11
Set User Password ....................................................................7
1.12
Save & Exit Setup......................................................................8
1.13
Exit Without Saving .................................................................8
1.14
Upgrade BIOS ...........................................................................8
Standard CMOS Features .................................................................9
2.1
3.
Main Menu Selections............................................................10
Advanced BIOS Features................................................................ 11
3.1
Boot Seq & Floppy Setup .......................................................11
3.2
Shadow setup ..........................................................................13
3.3
Cache Setup .............................................................................13
3.4
Virus Warning.........................................................................14
3.5
Quick Power On Self Test......................................................14
3.6
Gate A20 Option .....................................................................14
3.7
Typematic Rate Setting ..........................................................14
3.8
Boot Up NumLock Status......................................................14
3.9
Security Option .......................................................................15
3.10
APIC Mode ..............................................................................15
3.11
MPS Version Control For OS ................................................15
3.12
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB ...............................................15
3.13
Small Logo (EPA) Show.........................................................15
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4.
5.
6.
Summary Screen Show ..........................................................15
Advanced Chipset Features ...........................................................16
4.1
AGP & P2P Bridge Control ...................................................16
4.2
DRAM configuration .............................................................18
4.3
LDT & PCI Bus Control .........................................................19
4.4
Memory Hole ..........................................................................20
4.5
Init Display First .....................................................................20
4.6
System BIOS Cacheable .........................................................20
Integrated Peripherals.....................................................................21
5.1
VIA Onchip IDE Device.........................................................21
5.2
VIA OnChip PCI Device........................................................23
5.3
Super IO Device ......................................................................24
Power Management Setup..............................................................26
6.1
ACPI Function.........................................................................26
6.2
ACPI Suspend Type ...............................................................26
6.3
Power Management Option ..................................................26
6.4
HDD Power Mode..................................................................27
6.5
Suspend Mode ........................................................................27
6.6
Video Off Option ....................................................................27
6.7
Video Off Method...................................................................27
6.8
MODEM Use IRQ ...................................................................28
6.9
Soft-Off by PWR-BTN ............................................................28
6.10
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume .................................................28
6.11
Ac Loss Auto Restart..............................................................28
6.12
IRQ/Event Activity Detect....................................................29
7. PnP/PCI Configurations ........................................................................32
7.1
PNP OS Installed ....................................................................32
7.2
Reset Configuration Data ......................................................32
7.3
Resources Controlled By........................................................33
7.4
IRQ Resources .........................................................................33
7.5
PCI / VGA Palette Snoop......................................................33
7.6
Assign IRQ For VGA..............................................................34
7.7
Assign IRQ For USB ...............................................................34
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9.
PC Health Status..............................................................................35
8.1
Show H/W Monitor in POST ...............................................35
8.2
Chassis Open Warning ..........................................................35
8.3
Current CPU Tempperature .................................................35
8.4
Current CPU FAN Speed ......................................................35
8.5
Current SYS FAN Speed........................................................35
8.6
CPU Voltage ............................................................................35
8.7
Shutdown Temperature.........................................................35
Frequency Control...........................................................................36
9.1
Auto Detect PCI Clk ...............................................................36
9.2
Spread Spectrum.....................................................................36
9.3
CPU Clock ...............................................................................36
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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,
<PgUp> and <PgDn> to change entries,
<F1> for help,
<Esc> to quit.
The following table provides more detail about how to navigate in the
Setup program by using the keyboard.
Keystroke
Function
Up arrow
Move to previous item
Down arrow
Move to next item
Left arrow
Move to the item on the left (menu bar)
Right arrow
Move to the item on the right (menu bar)
Move Enter
Move to the item you desired
PgUp key
Increase the numeric value or make changes
PgDn key
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
+ Key
Increase the numeric value or make changes
- Key
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
Esc key
Main Menu – Quit and not save changes into CMOS
Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu – Exit
Current page and return to Main Menu
F1 key
General help on Setup navigation keys
F5 key
Load previous values from CMOS
F7 key
Load the optimized defaults
F10 key
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 this manual (Figure 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) is
just only for reference; please refer to the BIOS installed on board, for update
information.
1.1
STANDARD CMOS FEATURES
This submenu contains industry standard configurable options.
1.2
ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES
This submenu allows you to configure enhanced features of the BIOS.
1.3
ADVANCED CHIPSET FEATURES
This submenu allows you to configure special chipset features.
1.4
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
This submenu allows you to configure certain IDE hard drive options and
Programmed Input/ Output features.
1.5
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
This submenu allows you to configure the power management features.
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1.6
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATIONS
This submenu allows you to configure certain “Plug and Play” and PCI
options.
1.7
PC HEALTH STATUS
This submenu allows you to monitor the hardware of your system.
1.8
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!)
1.9
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.
1.10
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.
1.11
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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1.12
SAVE & EXIT SETUP
Save all configuration changes to CMOS(memory) and exit setup.
Confirmation message will be displayed before proceeding.
1.13
EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
Abandon all changes made during the current session and exit setup.
Confirmation message will be displayed before proceeding.
1.14
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.
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2.1
MAIN MENU SELECTIONS
This table shows the selections that you can make on the Main Menu.
Item
Options
Description
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 system internal 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
1.2M, 5.25 in
Drive A
720K, 3.5 in
Select the type of floppy disk drive
installed in your system.
1.44M, 3.5 in
Drive B
2.88M, 3.5 in
None
EGA/VGA
Video
CGA 40
Select the default video device.
CGA 80
MONO
All Errors
No Errors
Halt On
All, but Keyboard
All, but Diskette
Select the situation in which you want
the BIOS to stop 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
3.1
BOOT SEQ & FLOPPY SETUP
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3.1.1
Hard Disk Boot Priority
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.
3.1.2
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.
3.3.2
Swap Floppy Drive
For systems with two floppy drives, this option allows you to swap
logical drive assignments.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
3.3.3
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: Disabled, Enabled (default).
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3.2
SHADOW SETUP
3.2.1
Video BIOS Setup
Determines whether video BIOS will be copied to RAM for faster
execution.
Enabled (default)
Optional ROM is enabled.
Disabled
3.3
Optional ROM is disabled.
CACHE SETUP
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.
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3.4
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.
Enabled
Disabled (default)
3.5
Virus protection is activated.
Virus protection is disabled.
QUICK POWER ON SELF TEST
Enabling this option will cause an abridged version of the Power On
Self-Test (POST) to execute after you power up the computer.
Disabled
Normal POST.
Enabled (default)
Enable quick POST.
3.6
GATE A20 OPTION
Select if chipset or keyboard controller should control Gate A20.
Normal
A pin in the keyboard controller controls Gate
A20.
Fast (default)
Lets chipset control Gate A20.
3.7
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.
3.7.1
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.
3.7.2
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.
3.8
BOOT UP NUMLOCK STATUS
Selects the NumLock. State after power on.
On (default)
Numpad is number keys.
Off
Numpad is arrow keys.
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3.9
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.
3.10
APIC MODE
Selecting Enabled enables ACPI device mode reporting from the BIOS to
the operating system.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
3.11
MPS VERSION CONTROL FOR OS
The BIOS supports version 1.1 and 1.4 of the Intel multiprocessor
specification.
Select version supported by the operation system running on this
computer.
The Choices: 1.4 (default), 1.1.
3.12
OS SELECT FOR DRAM > 64MB
A choice other than Non-OS2 is only used for OS2 systems with memory
exceeding 64MB.
The Choices: Non-OS2 (default), OS2.
3.13
SMALL LOGO (EPA) SHOW
This item allows you to select whether the “Small Logo” shows.
Enabled (default)
“Small Logo” shows when system boots up.
Disabled
No “Small Logo” shows when system boots
up.
3.14
SUMMARY SCREEN SHOW
This item allows you to enable/disable the summary screen.
screen means system configuration and PCI device listing.
The choices: Enabled, Disabled (default).
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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.
4.1
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:
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4.1.1
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.
4.1.2
AGP 2.0 Mode
This item allows you to select the AGP Mode.
The Choices: 4X (default), 2X, 1X.
4.1.3
AGP Driving Control
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).
4.1.4
AGP Fast Write
The Choices: Enabled, Disabled (default).
4.1.5
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.
4.1.6
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.
4.1.7
AGP 3.0 Calibration cycle
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
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4.2
DRAM CONFIGURATION
4.2.1
Max Memclock (MHz)
Places an artifical memory clock limit on the system.
prevented from running faster than this frequency.
The Choices: 200 (Default), 166, 133, and 100.
4.2.2
Memory is
CAS# Latency
This field specify the cas# latency, i.e. cas# to read data valid.
The Choices: CL=2.5 (Default), CL=3.0, CL=2.0
4.2.3
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)
This field specifies the RAS# to CAS# Delay to read/ write command
to the same bank. Typically -20 Nsec.
The Choices: 3 BUS CLOCKS (Default), 2 BUS CLOCKS, 4 BUS
CLOCKS, 5 BUS CLOCKS, 6 BUS CLOCKS, 7 BUS CLOCKS
4.2.4
Min RAS# active time (tRAS)
This field specifies the minimum RAS# active time. Typically -45-60
Nsec.
The Choices: 6 BUS CLOCKS (Default), 13 BUS CLOCKS, 14 BUS
CLOCKS, 15 BUS CLOCKS.
4.2.5
Row Precharge Time (tRP)
This field specifies the Row precharge Time. Precharge to Active or
Auto-Refresh of the same bank. Typically 20-24 Nsec.
The Choices: 3 BUS CLOCKS (Default), 2 BUS CLOCKS, 4 BUS
CLOCKS, 5 BUS CLOCKS, 6 BUS CLOCKS.
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4.3
LDT & PCI BUS CONTROL
If you highlight the literal “Press Enter” next to the “LDT & PCI Bus Control”
label and then press the enter key, it will take you a submenu with the
following options:
4.3.1
Upstream LDT Bus Width
The Choices: 8 bit, 16 bit (Default).
4.3.2
Downstream LDT Bus Width
The Choices: 8 bit, 16 bit (Default).
4.3.3
LDT Bus Frequency
The Choices: 800MHz (Default), Auto, 600MHz, 400MHz, 200MHz.
4.3.4
PCI1 Master 0 WS Write
When enabled, writes to the PCI bus are executed with zero-wait
states.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
4.3.5
PCI2 Master 0 WS Write
When enabled, writes to the PCI bus are executed with zero-wait
states.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
4.3.6
PCI1 Post Write
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
4.3.7
PCI2 Post Write
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
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4.3.8
PCI Delay Transaction
The chipset has an embedded 32-bit posted write buffer to support
delay transactions cycles. Select Enabled to support compliance with
PCI specification.
The Choices: Disabled (Default), Enabled.
4.4
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.
4.5
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.
4.6
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 (default), Disabled.
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5. INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
5.1
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:
5.1.1
On-chip 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.
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5.1.2
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.
5.1.3
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
supports. Modes 0 to 4 will increase performance progressively. In
Auto mode, the system automatically determines the best mode for
each device.
The Choices: Auto (default), Mode0, Mode1, Mode2, Mode3, Mode4.
5.1.4
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.
5.1.5
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.
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5.2
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:
5.2.1
VIA-3058 AC97 Audio
This option allows you to control the onboard AC97 audio.
The Choices: Auto (default), Disabled.
5.2.2
On-chip USB Controller
This option should be enabled if your system has a USB installed on
the system board. You will need to disable this feature if you add a
higher performance controller.
The Choices: All Enabled (default), All Disabled, 1&2 USB Port, 2&3
USB Port, 1&3 USB Port, 1 USB Port, 2 USB Port, 3 USB Port.
5.2.3
On-chip EHCI Controller
This item allows you to enable or disable the on-chip EHCI controller.
The Choices: Enabled (Default), Disabled.
5.2.4
USB Device Legacy Support
This item allows you to support the USB device legacy.
The Choices: Disabled (Default), Enabled.
5.2.5
USB Mouse Support
Enables support for USB attached mouse.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
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5.3
SUPER IO DEVICE
Press Enter to configure the Super I/O Device.
5.3.1
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.
5.3.2
Onboard Serial Port
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.
5.3.3
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 .
5.3.4
RxD, TxD Active
This item allows you to determine which Infrared (IR) function of
onboard I/O chip.
The Choices: Hi / Lo (default), Hi / Hi, Lo / Hi, Lo / Lo.
5.3.5
IR Transmission Delay
This item allows you to enable/disable IR transmission delay.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
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5.3.6
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.
5.3.7
Use IR Pins
Consult your IR peripheral documentation to select the correct setting
of the TxD and RxD signals.
The Choices: IR-Rx2Tx2 (default), RxD2, TxD2.
5.3.8
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.
5.3.9
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.
5.3.10
EPP Mode Select
Select EPP port type 1.7 or 1.9.
The Choices: EPP 1.7(default), EPP1.9.
5.3.11
ECP Mode Use DMA
The Choices: 3 (default), 1.
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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.
6.1
ACPI FUNCTION
This item displays the status of the Advanced Configuration and Power
Management (ACPI).
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
6.2
ACPI SUSPEND TYPE
The item allows you to select the suspend type under the ACPI operating
system.
The Choices: S1 (POS) (default)
6.3
Power on Suspend
S3 (STR)
Suspend to RAM
S1 + S3
POS+STR
POWER MANAGEMENT OPTION
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
Minimum power management.
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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.
6.4
HDD POWER MODE
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.
6.5
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.
6.6
VIDEO OFF OPTION
This field determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor
power management.
The Choices: Suspend→
→Off (default), Always on.
6.7
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.
6.8
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
6.9
SOFT-OFF BY PWR-BTN
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).
6.10
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.
6.11
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
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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.
6.12
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:
6.12.1
PS2KB Wakeup Select
When select Password, please press Enter key to change password
with a maximum of 8 characters.
The Choices: Hot Key (default).
6.12.2
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.
6.12.3
PS2MS Wakeup from S3/ S4/ S5
This item allows you to wake up from S3/ S4/ S5 with PS2 mouse.
The Choices: Disabled (default).
6.12.4
USB Resume from S3
This item allows you to enable or disabled USB resume from S3.
The Choices: Disabled (Default), Enabled.
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6.12.5
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.
6.12.6
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.
6.12.7
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.
6.12.8
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.
6.12.9
Power On by PCI Card
When you select Enabled, a PME signal from PCI card returns the
system to Full ON state.
The Choices: Disabled (default), Enabled.
6.12.10 Modem Ring Resume
The Choices: Disabled (Default), Enabled.
6.12.11 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).
6.12.12 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”.
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6.12.13 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”.
6.12.14 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).
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7. PNP/PCI CONFIGURATIONS
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. PCI, or Personal
Computer Interconnect, is a system that 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.
7.1
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.
7.2
RESET CONFIGURATION DATA
The system BIOS supports the PnP feature that 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 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.
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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.
7.3
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.
7.4
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”.
7.5
IRQ-3
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-4
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-5
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-7
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-9
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-10
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-11
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-12
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-14
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-15
assigned to
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
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palette will not show up on the ISA bus if the PCI VGA controller responds
to the Write.
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.
7.6
ASSIGN IRQ FOR VGA
This item allows the users to choose which IRQ to assign for the VGA.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
7.7
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
8.1
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.
8.2
CHASSIS OPEN WARNING
Enable this item to give case open warning message.
8.3
CURRENT CPU TEMPPERATURE
This field displays the current temperature of CPU.
8.4
CURRENT CPU FAN SPEED
This field displays the current speed of CPU fan.
8.5
CURRENT SYS FAN SPEED
This field displays the current speed SYSTEM fan.
8.6
CPU VOLTAGE
Detect the system’s voltage status automatically.
8.7
SHUTDOWN TEMPERATURE
This item allows you to set to which temperature the PC will shutdown
automatically.
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9. FREQUENCY CONTROL
9.1
AUTO DETECT PCI CLK
This item allows you to enable / disable auto Detect PCI Clock.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled.
9.2
SPREAD SPECTRUM
This item allows you to enable/disable the Spread Spectrum function.
The Choices: Enabled (default), Disabled
9.3
CPU CLOCK
This item allows you to select CPU Clock, and CPU over clocking.
Special Notice:
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 COMS data by setting the JCOMS1 ((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.
It’s strongly recommended to set CPU Vcore and clock in default setting. If
the CPU Vcore and clock are not in default setting, it may cause CPU or
M/B damage.
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