MSI
MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL
MS-6367 Micro-ATX Mainboard
Version 1.0
G52-MA00302
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Manual Rev: 1.0
Release Date: October 2001
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class
B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct
the interference at his own expense.
Notice 1
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Notice 2
Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to
comply with the emission limits.
VOIR LA NOTICE D’INSTALLATION AVANT DE RACCORDER AU
RESEAU.
Micro-Star International MS-6367
Tested to comply
with FCC Standard
For Home or Office Use
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Edition
October 2001
Copyright Notice
The material in this document is the intellectual property of MICRO-STAR
INTERNATIONAL. We take every care in the preparation of this document,
but no guarantee is given as to the correctness of its contents. Our products
are under continual improvement and we reserve the right to make changes
without notice.
Trademarks
All trademarks used in this manual are the property of their respective owners.
AMD, Athlon and Duron are registered trademarks of AMD Corporation.
PS/2 and OS/2 are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation.
Windows 98/2000/ME and Windows NT are registered trademarks of
Microsoft.
Netware is a registered trademark of Novell.
Award is a registered trademark of Award Software Inc.
Revision History
Revision
1.0
Revision History
First release
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Date
October 2001
Safety Instructions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Always read the safety instructions carefully.
Keep this User’s Manual for future reference.
Keep this equipment away from humidity.
Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the
equipment from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
6. Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 110/220V
before connecting the equipment to the power inlet.
7. Place the power cord such a way that people can not step on it. Do not
place anything over the power cord.
8. Always Unplug the Power Cord before inserting any add-on card or module.
9. All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
10. Never pour any liquid into the opening that could damage or cause electrical shock.
11. If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by a
service personnel:
z The power cord or plug is damaged
z Liquid has penetrated into the equipment
z The equipment has been exposed to moisture
z The equipment has not work well or you can not get it work according
to User’s Manual.
z The equipment has dropped and damaged
z If the equipment has obvious sign of breakage
12. DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT
UNCONDITIONED, STORAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 600 C (1400F), IT
MAY DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT.
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer.
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CONTENTS
Chapter 1. Introduction ............................................................................ 1-1
Mainboard Specification ...................................................................... 1-2
Key Features ........................................................................................ 1-5
Mainboard Layout ............................................................................... 1-6
Quick Components Guide .................................................................... 1-7
Chapter 2. Hardware Setup ...................................................................... 2-1
Central Processing Unit: CPU .............................................................. 2-2
CPU Installation Procedures ......................................................... 2-2
CPU Core Speed Derivation Procedure ......................................... 2-4
CPU FSB Selection Jumper: SW2 .................................................. 2-4
Memory ................................................................................................ 2-5
Introduction to DDR SDRAM ....................................................... 2-5
DIMM Modules Combination ....................................................... 2-6
Installing DIMM Modules ............................................................ 2-6
Power Supply ....................................................................................... 2-7
ATX 20-Pin Power Supply ............................................................. 2-7
Back Panel ............................................................................................ 2-8
Mouse Connector ......................................................................... 2-8
Keyboard Connector ..................................................................... 2-9
USB Connectors ............................................................................ 2-9
Parallel Port Connector ................................................................ 2-10
Serial Port Connector: COM A .................................................... 2-11
VGA DB 15 Pin Connector .......................................................... 2-11
Joystick/Midi Connectors ........................................................... 2-12
Audio Port Connectors ............................................................... 2-12
LAN (RJ-45) Jack (Optional) ........................................................ 2-12
Connectors ......................................................................................... 2-13
Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1 ........................................... 2-13
Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 & IDE2 ........................................... 2-14
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Case Connector: JFP1 .................................................................. 2-15
IrDA Infrared Module Connector: IR1 ........................................ 2-17
Power Saving Switch Connector: JGS1 ........................................ 2-17
Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: JCASE1 ............................ 2-18
Front USB Connectors: J9 & J10 ................................................. 2-18
CD-In/Aux Line-In/Modem-In Connector: CD1/AUX1/MODEM1 ....
.................................................................................................... 2-19
Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN1/SYSFAN1 ............................. 2-20
SPDIF Connector: JSPDIF1 ......................................................... 2-21
Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUDIO1 .................................... 2-22
Jumpers .............................................................................................. 2-23
Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1 ........................................................ 2-23
Beep Device Jumper: JSPKR1 ...................................................... 2-24
Slots ................................................................................................... 2-25
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) Slot ......................................... 2-25
PCI Slots ...................................................................................... 2-25
CNR (Communication Network Riser) ......................................... 2-25
PCI Interrupt Request Routing .................................................... 2-26
Chapter 3. AWARD® BIOS Setup ........................................................... 3-1
Entering Setup ...................................................................................... 3-2
Control Keys ........................................................................................ 3-2
Getting Help ......................................................................................... 3-3
The Main Menu ................................................................................... 3-4
Standard CMOS Features .................................................................... 3-6
Advanced BIOS Features .................................................................... 3-9
Advanced Chipset Features ............................................................... 3-13
Integrated Peripherals ........................................................................ 3-15
Power Management Setup ................................................................. 3-22
PnP/PCI Configurations ..................................................................... 3-27
PC Health Status ................................................................................ 3-29
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Load Fail-Safe/Optimized Defaults ..................................................... 3-31
Set Supervisor/User Password ........................................................... 3-33
Save & Exit Setup ............................................................................... 3-35
Exit Without Saving ........................................................................... 3-36
Glossary .................................................................................................... G-1
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Introduction
Chapter 1. Introduction
1
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the MS-6367 Micro-ATX motherboard.
The mainboard, based on nVIDIA® nForce™ IGP 64/128 & MCP/MCP-D
chipsets, is a high-performance computer mainboard designed for AMD®
Duron™/Athlon™/Athlon XP processor in the 462 pin package that provides a high-end and professional desktop platform solution.
This chapter includes the following topics:
Mainboard Specification
Key Features
Mainboard Layout
Quick Components Guide
1-1
1-2
1-5
1-6
1-7
Chapter 1
Mainboard Specification
CPU
z Supports Socket A for AMD® Duron™/Athlon™/Athlon XP processor
z Supports 650MHz, 700MHz, up to 1.5GHz or higher
Chipset
z nVIDIA® nForce™ IGP 64/128 chipset
- AGP 4x (1.5V only)
- Supports 200/266 MHz FSB
- 64-bit / 128-bit DDR memory controller
- Integrated GeForce2 MX-class advanced Graphics Processing Unit
- LDT interface to MCP (800MB/sec max)
- Multiplex DVI / TV Interface with AGP Slot (MS-6952 option)
z MCP / MCP-D (Media Communications Processor)
- Dual ATA100
- USB OHCI 1.0a up to 6 ports
- IEEE 802.3 compatible MAC (MII)
- Integrated Audio Processor Unit (MCP-D)
- AC ‘97 2.1 Compliant Interface
- Dolby Digital SPDIF OUT (MCP-D)
Main Memory
z Supports 2/3 DDR DIMM (IGP 64/128)
z Supports a maximum memory size of 1/1.5GB (IGP 64/128)
z Supports either 64- or 128-bit system memory (IGP 64/128)
Slots
z One AGP 2.0 4x 1.5V slot
z One CNR 1.0 slot
z Three 32-bit Master PCI 2.2 Slots
z Supports 3.3/5V PCI bus Interface
On-BoardIDE
z An IDE controller on the MCP/MCP-D chipset provides IDE HDD/CDROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA 100 operation modes.
z Can connect up to four IDE devices
1-2
Introduction
Audio
z Chip integrated nVidia Audio
z APU integrated in MCP-D (Audio Processing Unit)
- Supports up to 256 hardware-processed voices or 64 hardware voices
in 3D
- Dolby Digital output with S/P DIF interface
Video
z Integrated nVidia Geforce2 MX
z 256-bit 3D and 2D graphics accelerator
z 2nd generation T&L engine, NVIDIA Shading Rasterizer - NSR
z Multiplex DVI / TV interface with the AGP slot (MS-6952 option)
Network (Optional)
z Chip Integrated
- 10/100 BaseT Ethernet/Fast Ethernet
On-Board Peripherals
z On-Board Peripherals include:
- 1 floppy port supports 2 FDDs with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and
2.88Mbytes.
- 1 serial port (COMA)
- 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
- 6 USB ports (2 rear connectors and 2 USB front pin headers- 4 ports)
- 1 IrDA connector
- 1 Audio/Game Port
- 1 VGA Port
- 1 SPDIF Connector (MCP-D)
BIOS
z The mainboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the
peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
z The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) function which records your mainboard specifications.
Dimension
z 9.6 inch x 9.6 inch
1-3
Chapter 1
Mounting
z 6 mounting holes
1-4
Introduction
Key Features
z
z
z
z
z
z
Micro ATX Form Factor
CPU: Socket A for AMD® Duron™/Athlon™/Athlon XP processor
Memory: PC1600/PC2100 DDR DIMMs
Slot: 1 AGP slot, 1 CNR slot, 3 PCI slots
I/O: 1 serial port, 1 parallel port, 6 USB 1.1 ports, 1 floppy port, 1 IrDA
connector, 1 Audio/Game port, 1 VGA port
Supports Ultra DMA/ATA100
1-5
Chapter 1
Mainboard Layout
Top : mouse
Bottom: keyboard
SOCKET 462
CPUFAN1
ATX
Power Supply
Top: LAN Jack
(optional)
Bottom: USB
ports
Top : Parallel Port
IDE 1
IDE 2
Bottom:
COM A
VGA port
nForce
IGP 64/128
Top :
Game port
JBAT1
SW2
DDR 1
AGP Slot
CD1
BATT
+
PCI Slot 1
J9
nVIDIA
MCP/
MCP-D
PCI Slot 2
Winbond
W83627HF-AW
Codec
PCI Slot 3
SYSFAN1
J10
BIOS
JGS1
JSPKR1
JSPDIF1
DDR 2
MODEM1
AUX1
DDR 3
Bottom:
Line-Out
Line-In
Mic
JAUDIO1
CNR
JCASE1
IR1
JFP1
FDD1
MS-6367 Micro ATX Mainboard
Note 1: DDR 1 slot exists only when nForce™ IGP 128 (Crush 12)
Northbridge is used.
Note 2: One unique MAC Address label is attached on PCI Slot 3 of
the motherboard that supports LAN. The label looks like the picture
below but its number varies depending on the board you purchased.
MAC Address Label
1-6
Introduction
Quick Components Guide
Component
Function
Reference
DDR1~3
Installing DDR SDRAM modules
See p. 2-5~2-6
Socket 462
Installing CPU
See p. 2-2~2-4
CPUFAN1
Connecting to CPUFAN
See p. 2-20
SYSFAN1
Connecting to SYSTEM FAN
See p. 2-20
PSFAN1
Connecting to Power Supply FAN
See p. 2-20
ATX Power Supply Installing power supply
See p. 2-7
IDE 1/2
Connecting to IDE hard disk drive
See p.2-14
FDD1
Connecting to floppy disk drive
See p.2-13
J9 & J10
Connecting to USB interfaces
See p. 2-18
PCI Slot 1~3
Installing expansion cards
See p. 2-25
AGP Slot
Installing AGP cards
See p. 2-25
CNR Slot
Installing expansion cards
See p. 2-25
JBAT1
Clearing CMOS data
See p. 2-23
JFP1
Connecting to case
See p. 2-15
JGS1
Connecting to power saving switch
See p. 2-17
IR1
Connecting to IR module
See p. 2-17
JCASE1
Connecting to chassis intrusion switch
See p. 2-18
JSPDIF1
Connecting to SPDIF interfaces
See p. 2-21
JSPKR1
Setting beep sound output device
See p. 2-24
SW2
Setting CPU FSB clock
See p. 2-4
JAUDIO1
Connecting to front audio connector
See p. 2-22
1-7
Hardware Setup
Chapter 2. Hardware Setup
2
Hardware Setup
This chapter provides you with the information about hardware setup
procedures. While doing the installation, be careful in holding the components and follow the installation procedures. For some components, if you
install in the wrong orientation, the components will not work properly.
Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components.
Static electricity may damage the components.
This chapter contains the following topics:
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Memory
Power Supply
Back Panel
Connectors
Jumpers
Slots
2-1
2-2
2-5
2-7
2-8
2-13
2-23
2-25
Chapter 2
Central Processing Unit: CPU
The mainboard supports AMD® Athlon™, Athlon XP and Duron™
processors. It uses a CPU socket called Socket A for easy CPU installation.
Make sure the CPU has a Heat Sink and a cooling fan attached on the top to
prevent overheating. If you do not find the Heat Sink and cooling fan,
contact your dealer to purchase and install them before turning on the
computer.
Open Lever
CPU Installation Procedures
1. Pull the lever sideways away
Sliding
Plate
from the socket. Then, raise
the lever up to a 90-degree
angle.
2. Look for the cut edge. The
Cut edge
cut edge should point
towards the lever pivot. The
CPU will only fit in the
correct orientation.
3. Hold the CPU firmly, and
Close
Lever
then press the lever down to
complete the installation.
2-2
Hardware Setup
WARNING!
Thermal Issue for CPU
As processor technology pushes to faster speeds and higher performance,
thermal management becomes increasingly crucial when building computer
systems. Maintaining the proper thermal environment is key to reliable
operation. As such, the processor must be maintained in the specified thermal
requirements.
AMD Athlon™/Duron™/Athlon XP processor with a speed of 600MHz and
above requires LARGER heatsink and fan. You also need to add thermal grease
between the CPU and heatsink to improve heat dissipation. Then, make sure
that the CPU and heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each
other. These are needed to prevent damaging the processor and ensuring
reliable operation. If you want to get more information on the proper cooling,
you can visit AMD’s website for reference.
2-3
Chapter 2
CPU Core Speed Derivation Procedure
If
CPU Clock
Core/Bus ratio
then CPU core speed
=
=
=
=
=
100MHz
7
Host Clock x Core/Bus ratio
100MHz x 7
700MHz
CPU FSB Selection Jumper: SW2
To use a 133MHz CPU, you need to set the SW2 jumper to short 1-2 pin.
To use a 100MHz CPU, set the SW2 jumper to short 2-3 pin.
1
SW2
3
3
1
1
FSB = 133MHz
WARNING!
FSB = 100MHz
Overclocking
This motherboard is designed to support overclocking.
However, please make sure your components are able to
tolerate such abnormal setting, while doing
overclocking. Any attempt to operate beyond product
specifications is not recommended. We do not guarantee
the damages or risks caused by inadequate operation or
beyond product specifications.
2-4
Hardware Setup
Memory
Depending on the model you have purchased, the mainboard provides
2 or 3 sockets for 184-pin DDR DIMM (Double In-Line Memory Module) modules and supports a maximum memory size of 1GB (2 DIMM slots) or 1.5GB (3
DIMM slots). You can install PC1600/PC2100 DDR SDRAM modules on the
DDR DIMM slots (DIMM 1~3).
DDR DIMM Slots
(DIMM 1~3)
Introduction to DDR SDRAM
DDR (Double Data Rate) SDRAM is similar to conventional SDRAM,
but doubles the rate by transfering data twice per cycle. It transfers data on
both the rising and falling edges of the clock. Conventional SDRAM only
uses the rising edge of the clock to transfer data. Therefore, conventional
SDRAM is called SDR (Single Data Rate) SDRAM.
DDR SDRAM uses 2.5 volts as opposed to 3.3 volts used in SDR
SDRAM, and requires 184-pin DIMM modules rather than 168-pin DIMM
modules used by SDR SDRAM. DDR SDRAM is also known as SDRAM-II,
DDR DRAM and DSDRAM (Double-Speed DRAM).
Two types of DDR are available at the time of writing: PC1600 & PC2100.
PC1600 DDR SDRAM running at 100MHz will produce about 1.6GB/s memory
bandwidth. PC2100 running at 133MHz will produce 2.1GB/s memory
bandwidth. High memory bandwidth makes DDR an ideal solution for high
performance PC, workstations and servers.
2-5
Chapter 2
DIMM Modules Combination
At least one DIMM module should be installed on the motherboard.
Memory modules can be installed on the slots in any order. The single-/
double-sided module each DIMM slot supports is listed below:
Socket
Memory Module
DDR 1
S/D
(Bank0 & Bank1)
DDR 2
S/D
(Bank2 & Bank3)
DDR 3
S/D
(Bank4 & Bank5)
Maximum System Memory Supported
S: Single Side
Total Memory
64MB ~ 512MB
64MB ~ 512MB
64MB ~ 512MB
64MB ~ 1.5GB
D: Double Side
Note: DDR 1 slot exists only when nForce™ IGP 128 (Crush
12) Northbridge is used.
Warning: We don’t recommend to install DOUBLE-SIDED
DDR266 module on DDR 3 slot because it will cause all memory
modules to slower down and run at 200MHz.
Installing DIMM Modules
1. The DDR DIMM has only one notch on the center of module. The
module will only fit in the right orientation.
Rear Side
Front Side
2. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMM slot.
Then push it in.
Volt
3. The plastic clip at each side of the DIMM slot will automatically
close.
2-6
Hardware Setup
Power Supply
The mainboard supports ATX power supply for the power system.
Before inserting the power supply connector, always make sure that all components are installed properly to ensure that no damage will be caused.
ATX 20-Pin Power Supply
This connector allows you to connect to an ATX power supply. To
connect to the ATX power supply, make sure the plug of the power supply is
inserted in the proper orientation and the pins are aligned. Then push down
the power supply firmly into the connector.
11
1
20
10
ATX
Power Connector
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
3.3V
3.3V
GND
5V
GND
5V
GND
PW_OK
5V_SB
12V
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
3.3V
-12V
GND
PS_ON
GND
GND
GND
-5V
5V
5V
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Chapter 2
Back Panel
The Back Panel provides the following connectors:
LAN
Mouse
(optional)
Keyboard
USB
Parallel
COM A
Midi/Joystick
VGA
L-out L-in MIC
Mouse Connector
The mainboard provides a standard PS/2® mouse mini DIN connector
for attaching a PS/2® mouse. You can plug a PS/2® mouse directly into this
connector.
Pin Definition
6
5
3
4
2
1
PS/2 Mouse (6-pin Female)
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
Mouse DATA
NC
GND
VCC
Mouse Clock
NC
Mouse DATA
No connection
Ground
+5V
Mouse clock
No connection
2-8
Hardware Setup
Keyboard Connector
The mainboard provides a standard PS/2® keyboard mini DIN connector for attaching a PS/2® keyboard. You can plug a PS/2® keyboard directly into
this connector.
Pin Definition
6
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
Keyboard DATA
NC
GND
VCC
Keyboard Clock
NC
Keyboard DATA
No connection
Ground
+5V
Keyboard clock
No connection
5
4
3
2
1
PS/2 Keyboard (6-pin Female)
USB Connectors
The mainboard provides a UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface)
Universal Serial Bus root for attaching USB devices such as keyboard, mouse
or other USB-compatible devices. You can plug the USB device directly into
ths connector.
USB Port Description
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
USB Ports
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
VCC
-Data 0
+Data0
GND
VCC
-Data 1
+Data 1
GND
+5V
Negative Data Channel 0
Positive Data Channel 0
Ground
+5V
Negative Data Channel 1
Positive Data Channel 1
Ground
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Chapter 2
Parallel Port Connector
The mainboard provides a 25-pin female centronic connector for LPT.
A parallel port is a standard printer port that supports Enhanced Parallel Port
(EPP) and Extended Capabilities Parallel Port (ECP) mode.
13
1
25
14
Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
STROBE
DATA0
DATA1
DATA2
DATA3
DATA4
DATA5
DATA6
DATA7
ACK#
Strobe
Data0
Data1
Data2
Data3
Data4
Data5
Data6
Data7
Acknowledge
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
BUSY
PE
SELECT
AUTO FEED#
ERR#
INIT#
SLIN#
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
Busy
Paper End
Select
Automatic Feed
Error
Initialize Printer
Select In
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
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Hardware Setup
Serial Port Connector: COM A
The mainboard has one 9-pin male DIN connector for serial port COM
A. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial devices.
Pin Definition
1
2
3
4
5
6 7 8 9
9-Pin Male DIN Connector
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DCD
SIN
SOUT
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
Data Carry Detect
Serial In or Receive Data
Serial Out or Transmit Data
Data Terminal Ready)
Ground
Data Set Ready
Request To Send
Clear To Send
Ring Indicate
VGA DB 15 Pin Connector
The mainboard provides one DB 15-pin female connector to connect a
VGA monitor.
Pin Definition
Analog Video Display Connector (DB-15S)
5
15
1
11
DB 15-Pin Female Connector
2-11
PIN
SIGNAL DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Red
Green
Blue
Not used
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Power
10
11
12
13
14
15
Ground
Not used
SDA
Horizontal Sync
Vertical Sync
SCL
Chapter 2
Joystick/Midi Connectors
You can connect a joystick or game pad to this connector.
Audio Port Connectors
Line Out is to connect speakers or headphones. Line In is a connector
for external CD player, Tape player or other audio devices. Mic is used to
connect to a microphone.
Line
Out
Line
In
MIC
LAN (RJ-45) Jack (Optional)
The mainboard provides one standard RJ-45 jack for connection to
Local Area Network (LAN). You can connect a network cable to the LAN jack.
Pin Definition
LAN RJ-45 Jack
PIN
SIGNAL
1
TDP
Transmit Differential Pair
2
TDN
Transmit Differential Pair
3
RDP
Receive Differential Pair
4
NC
Not Used
5
NC
Not Used
6
RDN
Receive Differential Pair
7
NC
Not Used
8
NC
Not Used
2-12
DESCRIPTION
Hardware Setup
Connectors
The mainboard provides connectors to connect to FDD, IDE HDD,
case, USB Ports, IR module and CPU/System FAN.
Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1
The mainboard provides a standard floppy disk drive connector that
supports 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M floppy disk types.
2
34
1
33
FDD1
2-13
Chapter 2
Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 & IDE2
The mainboard uses an IDE controller on the nVIDIA® MCP/MCP-D
chipset that provides PIO mode 0-4, Bus Master, and Ultra DMA 33/66/100
modes. It has two HDD connectors IDE1 (Primary) and IDE2 (Secondary). You
can connect up to four hard disk drives, CD-ROM or 120MB Floppy to IDE1
and IDE2.
2
TIP
1
40 39
Primary IDE Connector
40 39
Secondary IDE Connector
IDE1 (Primary IDE Connector)
- The first hard disk drive should always be connected to IDE1. You can
connect a Master and a Slave drive to IDE1.
IDE2 (Secondary IDE Connector)
- You can connect a Master and a Slave drive to IDE2.
2
1
If you install two hard disks on cable, you must configure the
second drive to Slave mode by setting its jumper. Refer to the
hard disk documentation supplied by hard disk vendors for
jumper setting instructions.
2-14
Hardware Setup
Case Connector: JFP1
The case connector block JFP1 allows you to connect to the Power
Switch, Reset Switch, Keylock, Speaker, Power LED, and HDD LED on the
case.
Reset
Switch
+
Speaker
Buzzer
(short pin)
Power
Switch
Power
LED
+
HDD LED
Keylock
JFP1
Power Switch
Connect to a 2-pin push button switch.
Reset Switch
Reset switch is used to reboot the system rather than turning the power ON/
OFF. Avoid rebooting while the HDD is working. You can connect the
Reset switch from the system case to this pin.
Power LED
The Power LED is lit while the system power is on. Connect the Power LED
from the system case to this pin.
Speaker
Speaker from the system case is connected to this pin.
If on-board Buzzer is available, then:
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Chapter 2
Short pin 14-15:
Open pin 14-15:
On-board Buzzer Enabled.
On-board Buzzer Disabled
HDDLED
HDD LED shows the activity of a hard disk drive. Avoid turning the power
off while the HDD is working. You can connect the HDD LED from the
system case to this pin.
Keylock
Keylock allows you to disable the keyboard for security purpose. You can
connect the keylock to this pin.
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IrDA Infrared Module Connector: IR1
This connector allows you to connect to an IrDA Infrared module. You
must configure the setting through the BIOS setup to use the IR function.
PIN
SIGNAL
1
2
3
4
5
VCC
NC
IRRX
GND
IRTX
1
IR1
Power Saving Switch Connector: JGS1
Attach a power saving switch to this connector. Pressing the switch
once will have the system enter the sleep/suspend state. Press any key to
wake up the system.
JGS1
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Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: JCASE1
This connector is connected to a 2-pin chassis switch. If the chassis is
opened, the switch will be short. The system will record this status and show
a warning message on the screen. To clear the warning, you must enter the
BIOS utility and clear the record.
JCASE1
Front USB Connectors: J9 & J10
The mainboard provides two USB (Universal Serial Bus) pin headers,
that allow you to connect optional USB ports for front panel. These connectors are compliant to Intel Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.
1
2
9
10
J9/10 Pin Definition
J9
1
2
9
10
J10
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PIN
SIGNAL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
USBPWR
USBPWR
USBP2USBP3USBP2+
USBP3+
GND
GND
NC
USBOC
Hardware Setup
CD-In/Aux Line-In/Modem-In Connector: CD1/AUX1/MODEM1
CD1 connector is for CD-ROM audio connector.
AUX1 connector is for DVD add-on card with Line-in connector.
MODEM1 connector is for modem with internal audio connector.
Mono_Out GND Phone_In
MODEM1
R GND L
AUX1
R GND L
CD1
Note:
Mono_Out is connected to the Modem speaker-out connector.
Phone_In is connected to the Modem Microphone-In connector.
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Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN1/SYSFAN1
The CPUFAN1 (processor fan) and SYSFAN1 (system fan) support
system cooling fan with +12V. It supports three-pin head connector. When
connecting the wire to the connectors, always take note that the red wire is
the positive and should be connected to the +12V, the black wire is Ground
and should be connected to GND. If the mainboard has a System Hardware
Monitor chipset on-board, you must use a specially designed fan with speed
sensor to take advantage of the CPU fan control.
SENSOR
+12V
GND
CPUFAN1
SENSOR
+12V
GND
SYSFAN1
Note:
1. Always consult the vendor for proper CPU cooling fan.
2. CPU Fan supports the fan control. You can install the PC Alert
utility that will automatically control the CPU Fan speed according
to the actual CPU temperature.
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SPDIF Connector: JSPDIF1
The connector is used to connect SPDIF (Sony & Philips Digital Interconnect Format) interface for digital audio transmission.
1
3
JSPDIF1
JSPDIF1 Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
1
2
3
VCC
SPDIF
NC
Connected to JSPDIF1
SPDIF Bracket
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Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUDIO1
The front panel audio connector allows you to connect to the front panel
audio and is compliant with Intel Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.
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1
9
JAUDIO1
Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
AUD_MIC
AUD_GND
AUD_MIC_BIAS
AUD_VCC
AUD_FPOUT_R
AUD_RET_R
HP_ON
KEY
AUD_FPOUT_L
AUD_RET_L
Front panel microphone input signal
Ground used by analog audio circuits
Microphone power
Filtered +5V used by analog audio circuits
Right channel audio signal to front panel
Right channel audio signal return from front panel
Reserved for future use to control headphone amplifier
No pin
Left channel audio signal to front panel
Left channel audio signal return from front panel
CAUTION!!!
If you don’t want to connect to the front audio
header, pins 5 & 6, 9 & 10 have to be jumpered
in order to have signal output directed to the
rear audio ports. Otherwise, the Line-Out connector on the back panel will not function.
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Jumpers
The motherboard provides the following jumpers for you to set the
computer’s function. This section will explain how to change your
motherboard’s function through the use of jumpers.
Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1
There is a CMOS RAM on board that has a power supply from external
battery to keep the data of system configuration. With the CMOS RAM, the
system can automatically boot OS every time it is turned on. If you want to
clear the system configuration, use the JBAT1 (Clear CMOS Jumper ) to clear
data. Follow the instructions below to clear the data:
1
JBAT1
3
3
1
1
Keep Data
Clear Data
WARNING!
You can clear CMOS by shorting 2-3 pin while the
system is off. Then return to 1-2 pin position. Avoid
clearing the CMOS while the system is on; it will damage the mainboard.
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Beep Device Jumper: JSPKR1
The jumper is used to select the device for beep sound output.
1
JSPKR1
3
3
1
1
Output to Buzzer
Output to External
Speaker
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Slots
The motherboard provides one AGP slot, three 32-bit Master PCI slots,
and one CNR slot.
AGP Slot
PCI Slots
CNR Slot
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) Slot
The AGP slot allows you to insert the AGP 1.5V graphics card. AGP is
an interface specification designed for the throughput demands of 3D graphics.
It introduces a 66MHz, 32-bit channel for the graphics controller to directly
access main memory and provides three levels of throughputs: 1x (266Mbps),
2x (533Mbps) and 4x (1.07Gbps).
The AGP slot only supports 4x 1.5V AGP card. Use of
3.3V AGP card may cause damages to the mainboard.
WARNING
PCI Slots
The PCI slots allow you to insert the expansion cards to meet your
needs. When adding or removing expansion cards, make sure that you unplug
the power supply first. Meanwhile, read the documentation for the expansion
card to make any necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion
card, such as jumpers, switches or BIOS configuration.
CNR (Communication Network Riser)
The CNR slot allows you to insert the CNR expansion cards. CNR is a
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specially designed network, audio, or modem riser card for ATX family
motherboards. Its main processing is done through software and controlled
by the motherboard’s chipset. The CNR slot of the mainboard supports audio,
modem and MII-interfaced network card only.
PCI Interrupt Request Routing
The IRQ, abbreviation of interrupt request line and pronounced I-R-Q,
are hardware lines over which devices can send interrupt signals to the
microprocessor.
The “AGP/PCI” IRQ pins are typically connected to the PCI bus INTA#INTE# pins as follows:
Order 1 Order 2 Order 3 Order 4
AGP
INT E# INT A#
PCI Slot 1 INT A# INT B# INT C# INT D#
PCI Slot 2 INT B# INT C# INT D# INT A#
PCI Slot 3 INT C# INT D# INT A# INT B#
PCI Slot 1~3: Bus Master.
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AWARD ® B I O S
Setup
AWARD® BIOS Setup
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The mainboard uses AWARD® BIOS ROM that provides a Setup utility for users to modify the basic system configuration. The information is
stored in a battery-backed CMOS RAM so it retains the Setup information
when the power is turned off.
The chapter contains the following topics:
Entering Setup
Control Keys
Getting Help
The Main Menu
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Advanced Chipset Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
Load Fail-Safe/Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor/User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
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Entering Setup
Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On
Self Test) process. When the message below appears on the screen, press
<DEL> key to enter Setup.
TO ENTER SETUP BEFORE BOOT, PRESS <CTRL-ALT-ESC> OR
<DEL> KEY
If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to
enter Setup, restart the system by turning it OFF and On or pressing the
RESET button. You may also restart the system by simultaneously pressing
<Ctrl>, <Alt>, and <Delete> keys.
Control Keys
<↑>
Move to the previous item
<↓>
Move to the next item
<←>
Move to the item in the left hand
<→>
Move to the item in the right hand
<Enter>
Select the item
<Esc>
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a submenu
<+/PU>
Increase the numeric value or make changes
<-/PD>
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
<F1>
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page
Setup Menu
<F5>
Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for Option Page
Setup Menu
<F6>
Load the default CMOS value from Fail-Safe default table, only for
Option Page Setup Menu
<F7>
Load Optimized defaults, only for Option Page Setup Menu
<F10>
Save all the CMOS changes and exit
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Getting Help
After entering the Setup utility, the first screen you see is the Main Menu.
Main Menu
The main menu displays the setup categories the BIOS supplies. You can use
the up/down arrow keys ( ↑↓ ) to select the item. The on-line description for the
selected setup category is displayed on the bottom of the screen.
Sub-Menu
If you find a right pointer symbol appears to the left of certain fields (as shown
in the right view), that means a sub-menu containing additional options for the field can be
launched from this field. To enter the submenu, highlight the field and press <Enter>.
Then you can use control keys to move between and change the settings of the sub-menu. To return to the main menu,
press <Esc>.
General Help <F1>
The BIOS setup program provides a General Help screen. You can call up this
screen from any menu by simply pressing <F1>. The Help screen lists the
appropriate keys to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item.
Press <Esc> to exit the Help screen.
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The Main Menu
Once you enter AWARD® BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu will
appear on the screen. The Main Menu displays twelve configurable
functions and two exit choices. Use arrow keys to move among the items
and press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
Standard CMOS Features
Use this menu for basic system configurations, such as time, date etc.
Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to setup the items of Award® special enhanced features.
Advanced Chipset Features
Use this menu to change the values in the chipset registers and optimize
your system’s performance.
Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to specify your settings for integrated peripherals.
Power Management Setup
Use this menu to specify your settings for power management.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
This entry appears if your system supports PnP/PCI.
PC Health Status
This entry displays the current status of your PC.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Use this menu to load the BIOS default values for the minimal/stable performance of your PC.
Load Optimized Defaults
Use this menu to load the default factory settings for BIOS for optimal
system performance.
Set Supervisor Password
Use this menu to set Supervisor Password.
Set User Password
Use this menu to set User Password.
Save & Exit Setup
Save changes to CMOS and exit setup.
Exit Without Saving
Abandon all changes and exit setup.
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Standard CMOS Features
The items inside Standard CMOS Features menu are divided into 13
categories. Each category includes none, one or more setup items. Use the
arrow keys to highlight the item you want to modify and use the <PgUp> or
<PgDn> keys to switch to the value you prefer.
Date
This allows you to set the system to the date that you want (usually the
current date). The format is <day><month> <date> <year>.
day
Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, determined by
BIOS. Read-only.
month
The month from Jan. through Dec.
date
The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric
function keys.
year
The year can be adjusted by users.
Time
This allows you to set the system time that you want (usually the current
time). The time format is <hour> <minute> <second>.
IDE Primary Master/Primary Slave/Secondary Master/Secondary Slave
Press PgUp/<+> or PgDn/<-> to select the hard disk drive type. The
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specification of hard disk drive will show up on the right hand according to
your selection.
Access Mode
Capacity
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
The settings are Auto, CHS, LBA and Large.
The formatted size of the storage device.
Number of cylinders.
Number of heads.
Write precompensation cylinder.
Cylinder location of the landing zone.
Number of sectors.
Drive A/B
This item allows you to set the type of floppy drives installed. Available
options are None, 360K, 5.25 in., 1.2M, 5.25 in., 720K, 3.5 in., 1.44M, 3.5
in., 2.88M, 3.5 in..
Video
The item sets the type of video adapter used for the primary monitor of the
system . Available options are EGA/VGA , CGA 40, CGA 80 and MONO.
Halt On
The item determines whether the system will stop if an error is detected at
boot. Available options are:
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All Errors
No Errors
All, But Keyboard
All, But Diskette
All, But Disk/Key
The system stops when any error is detected.
The system doesn’t stop for any detected error.
The system doesn’t stop for a keyboard error.
The system doesn’t stop for a disk error.
The system doesn’t stop for either a disk or a
keyboard error.
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Advanced BIOS Features
Anti-Virus Protection
The item is to set the Virus Warning feature for IDE Hard Disk boot sector
protection. If the function is enabled and any attempt to write data into this
area is made, BIOS will display a warning message on the screen and beep.
Settings: Disabled and Enabled.
CPU Internal Cache/External Cache
Cache memory is additional memory that is much faster than conventional
DRAM (system memory). When the CPU requests data, the system transfers the requested data from the main DRAM into cache memory, for even
faster access by the CPU. The settings enable/disable the internal cache
(also known as L1 or level 1 cache) and external cache (also known as L2 or
level 2 cache). Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
Quick Power On Self Test
The option speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) after you power on the
computer. When setting the item to Enabled, BIOS will shorten or skip
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some check items during POST. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
First/Second/Third Boot Device
The items allow you to set the sequence of boot devices where BIOS
attempts to load the disk operating system. The settings are:
Floppy
The system will boot from floppy drive.
LS120
The system will boot from LS-120 drive.
HDD-0
The system will boot from the first HDD.
SCSI
The system will boot from the SCSI.
CDROM
The system will boot from the CD-ROM.
HDD-1
The system will boot from the second HDD.
HDD-2
The system will boot from the third HDD.
HDD-3
The system will boot from the fourth HDD.
ZIP100
The system will boot from ATAPI ZIP drive.
LAN
The system will boot from the Network drive.
Disabled
Disable this sequence.
Boot Other Device
Setting the option to Enabled allows the system to try to boot from other
device if the system fails to boot from the 1st/2nd/3rd boot device.
Swap Floppy Drive
Setting to Enabled will swap floppy drives A: and B:.
Boot Up Floppy Seek
This setting causes the BIOS to search for floppy disk drives at boot time.
When enabled, the BIOS will activate the floppy disk drives during the boot
process: the drive activity light will come on and the head will move back
and forth once. First A: will be done and then B: if it exists. Settings:
Disabled and Enabled.
Boot Up NumLock Status
This item is to set the Num Lock status when the system is powered on.
Setting to On will turn on the Num Lock key when the system is powered on.
Setting to Off will allow end users to use the arrow keys on the numeric
keypad. Settings: On and Off.
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Gate A20 Option
This item is to set the Gate A20 status. A20 refers to the first 64KB of
extended memory. When Fast is selected, the Gate A20 is controlled by
Port92 or chipset specific method resulting in faster system performance.
When Normal is selected, A20 is controlled by a keyboard controller or
chipset hardware.
Typematic Rate Setting
This item is used to enable or disable the typematic rate setting including
Typematic Rate & Typematic Delay.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
After Typematic Rate Setting is enabled, this item allows you to set the rate
(characters/second) at which the keys are accelerated. Settings: 6, 8, 10, 12,
15, 20, 24 and 30.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
This item allows you to select the delay between when the key was first
pressed and when the acceleration begins. Settings: 250, 500, 750 and
1000.
Security Option
This specifies the type of BIOS password protection that is implemented.
Settings are described below:
Option
Setup
System
Description
The password prompt appears only when end users try to
run Setup.
A password prompt appears every time when the computer is powered on or when end users try to run Setup.
APICMode
This field is used to enable or disable the APIC (Advanced Programmable
Interrupt Controller). Due to compliance to PC2001 design guide, the system
is able to run in APIC mode. Enabling APIC mode will expand available IRQs
resources for the system. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
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MPS Version Control For OS
This field allows you to select which MPS (Multi-Processor Specification)
version to be used for the operating system. You need to select the MPS
version supported by your operating system. To find out which version to
use, consult the vendor of your operating system. Settings: 1.4 and 1.1.
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
This allows you to run the OS/2® operating system with more than 64MB
DRAM. When you choose Non-OS2, you cannot run the OS/2® operating
system with more than 64MB DRAM. But it is possible if you choose OS2.
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
This allows you to activate the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis &
Reporting Technology) capability for the hard disks. S.M.A.R.T is a utility
that monitors your disk status to predict hard disk failure. This gives you an
opportunity to move data from a hard disk that is going to fail to a safe place
before the hard disk becomes offline. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
Video BIOS Shadow
This item sets if the Video BIOS will be copied to RAM and increase video
speed accordingly. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
C8000-CBFFF/CC000-CFFFF/D0000-D3FFF/D4000-C7FFF/D8000DBFFF/DC000-DFFFFShadow
These items specify whether the contents of the adapter ROM named in the
items will be copied into RAM to improve the performance of ROM firmware
for adapters. You need to know the address of each adapter ROM occupies
to shadow (copy) it into the correct area of RAM. Settings: Enabled and
Disabled.
Small Logo(EPA) Show
This item enables you to show the EPA logo (brand specific graphics) on the
bootup screen. Settings are:
Disabled
Shows the normal POST screen at boot.
Enabled
Shows a still image (EPA logo) on the screen at
boot.
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Advanced Chipset Features
Note: Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset.
System BIOS Cacheable
System BIOS ROM at F0000h-FFFFFh is always copied to RAM for faster
execution. Selecting Enabled allows the contents of F0000h RAM memory
segment to be written to and read from cache memory, resulting in better
system performance. However, if any program writes to this memory area, a
system error may result. The settings: Enabled and Disabled.
Video RAM Cacheable
Selecting Enabled allows caching of the video memory (RAM) at A0000h to
AFFFFh, resulting in better video performance. However, if any program
writes to this memory area, a memory access error may result. Settings:
Enabled and Disabled.
DDRAM Auto Precharge
Auto Precharge is a SDRAM feature that allows the memory to close a page
(bits along one row) automatically at the end of the burst. You can enable
the Auto Precharge function of the installed DDR SDRAM to provide a
selftimed row precharge for each burst access. Settings: Enabled and
Disabled.
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CAS Latency Override
The option lets you override the SPD timing to control the CAS latency,
which determines the timing delay before SDRAM starts a read command
after receiving it. Settings: 2 Clocks, 2.5 Clocks, 3 Clocks and Disabled. 2
Clocks increases system performance while 3 Clocks provides more stable
system performance.
AGP Aperture Size (MB)
The item is used to select the size of Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
aperture. Aperture is a portion of PCI memory address range dedicated for
graphics memory address space. Host cycles that hit the aperture range are
forwarded to AGP without any translation. Settings: 32MB, 64MB, 128MB,
256MB, 512MB and Disabled.
Monochrome Access
This allows you to control when MDA (Monochrome Display Adapter) accesses are sent to the AGP device or to PCI bus. Settings: AGP and PCI.
AGP BUS Driving Control
This filed is used to adjust the AGP driving force. Selecting Manual allows
you to select an AGP driving force in AGP BUS Driving Value. It is
strongly suggested to select Auto to avoid causing any system error.
AGP BUS Driving Value
This item specifies an AGP driving force.
Frame Buffer Size
Frame Buffer is the video memory that stores data for video display (frame).
This field is used to determine the memory size for Frame Buffer. Larger
frame buffer size increases video performance. Settings: 8M, 16M, 32MB
and Disabled.
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Integrated Peripherals
MCP OnChip IDE Device
Press <Enter> to enter its submenu similar to the following screen.
OnChip IDE Channel0/1
The integrated peripheral controller contains an IDE interface with
support for two IDE channels. Choose Enabled to activate each
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channel separately.
IDE Prefetch Mode
The onboard IDE drive interfaces supports prefetching, for faster drive
accesses. Set to Disabled if your primary and/or secondary add-in IDE
interface does not support prefetching.
Primary/Secondary Master/Slave PIO
The four items allow you to set a PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode
for each of the four IDE devices that the onboard IDE interface supports.
Modes 0~4 provide increased performance. In Auto mode, BIOS automatically determines the best mode for each IDE device.
Primary/Secondary Master/Slave UDMA
Ultra DMA implementation is possible only if your IDE device supports it
and your operating environment contains a DMA driver. If both your
hard drive and software support Ultra DMA 33/66/100, select Auto to
enable BIOS support.
MCP OnChip PCI Device
Press <Enter> and the following submenu screen will appear.
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MCP AC97 Audio
This item is used to enable or disable the AC’97 (Audio Codec’97)
feature. Disable the function if you want to use other controller cards
to connect an audio device. Settings: Disabled and Enable.
MCP MC97 Modem
This item is used to enable or disable the MC’97 (Modem Codec’97)
feature. Disable the controller if you want to use other controller cards
to connect modems. Settings: Disabled and Enable.
MCP OnChip Lan (Optional)
The field is optional. It is used to enable or disable the onchip LAN
controller. Settings: Enable and Disabled.
MCP SPDIF Out
This item enables or disables the SPDIF digital audio output function.
Settings: Disabled and Enable.
Onboard SuperIO Device
Press <Enter> to enter the submenu screen as the following.
Onboard FDC Controller
The item is used to enable or disable the onboard Floppy controller.
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Select Enabled when you have installed a floppy disk drive and want to
use it.
Onboard Serial Port 1
The item specifies the base I/O port address and IRQ for the onboard
Serial Port 1 (COM A). Selecting Auto allows BIOS to automatically determine the correct base I/O port address. Settings: Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4,
2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3 and Auto.
UART Mode Select
The field allows you to specify the operation mode for serial port “COM
B”. Settings are:
IrDA:
IrDA-compliant Serial Infrared Port
ASKIR :
Amplitude Shift Keyed Infrared Port
Normal:
RS-232C Serial Port
RxD, TxD Active
The item determines the active of RxD, TxD. Settings are “Hi, Hi”, “Hi,
Lo”, “Lo, Hi” and “Lo, Lo”.
IR Transmission Delay
The field enables or disables IR transmission delay function. Settings:
Enabled and Disabled.
UR2 Duplex Mode
The field specifies a duplex value for the IR device connected to COM B.
Full Duplex mode permits silmutaneous two-direction transmission. Half
Duplex mode permits transmission in one direction only at a time. Settings:
Half and Full.
Use IR Pins
Consult your IR peripheral documentation to select the correct setting of
TxD and RxD signals. Settings: IR-Rx2Tx2 and RxD2, TxD2.
TX, RX inverting enable
This item allows you to enable the TX, RX inverting which depends on
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different H/W requirement. This field is not recommended to change its
default setting for avoiding any error in your system. Settings: “No,
No”, “No, Yes”, “Yes, No” and “Yes, Yes.”
Onboard Parallel Port
This specifies the I/O port address and IRQ for the onboard parallel port.
Settings: 378/IRQ7, 278/IRQ5, 3BC/IRQ7 and Disabled.
Parallel Port Mode
This item selects the operating mode for the parallel port: SPP, EPP, ECP
or ECP+EPP.
EPP Mode Select
The item selects the EPP version used by the parallel port if it is set to
EPP or ECP+EPP mode. Settings: EPP1.7 and EPP1.9.
ECP Mode Use DMA
The item specifies the DMA channel 1 or 3 for the parallel port when it is
set to ECP or ECP+EPP mode.
Game Port Address
The item disables the Joystick/Game port or sets its I/O port address.
Settings: Disabled, 201 and 209.
Midi Port Address
The item disables the Midi port or sets its I/O port address. Settings:
Disabled, 330, 300 and 290.
Midi Port IRQ
The item specifies an IRQ for the Midi port.
Init Display First
This item specifies which VGA device is your primary graphics adapter.
Settings: PCI Slot and Onboard/AGP.
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OnChip USB
The item enables or disables the USB (Universal Serial Bus) Ports. Settings:
Enabled and Disabled.
USB Keyboard Support
Set to Enabled if your need to use an USB keyboard in the operating system
that does not support or have any USB driver installed, such as DOS and
SCO Unix.
BIOS Protect
This function protects the BIOS from accidental corruption by unauthorized
users or computer viruses. When enabled, the BIOS’ data cannot be
changed when attempting to update the BIOS with a Flash utility. To
successfully update the BIOS, you’ll need to disable this BIOS Protec
function.
You should enable this function at all times. The only time when you need
to disable it is when you want to update the BIOS. After updating the BIOS,
you should immediately re-enable it to protect it against viruses. Settings:
Enabled and Disabled.
IDE HDD Block Mode
This allows your hard disk controller to use the fast block mode to transfer
data to and from the hard disk drive. Block mode is also called block
transfer, multiple commands or multiple sector read/write. Enabled enables
IDE controller to use block mode; Disabled allows the controller to use
standard mode.
POWER ON Function
This controls how the PS/2 mouse or keyboard can power on the system.
Settings: Password, Hot KEY, Any KEY, BUTTON ONLY and Keyboard 98.
KB Power ON Password
If POWER ON Function is set to Password, then you can set a password in
the field for the PS/2 keyboard to power on the system.
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Hot Key Power ON
If POWER ON Function is set to Hot KEY, you can assign a hot key combination in the field for the PS/2 keyboard to power on the system. Settings: CtrlF1 through Ctrl-F12.
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Power Management Setup
IPCA function
This item is to activate the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power
Management Interface) function. If your operating system is ACPI-aware,
such as Windows 98SE/2000/ME, select Enabled. Settings: Enabled and
Disabled.
Sleep State
This item specifies the power saving modes for ACPI function. If your
operating system supports ACPI, such as Windows 98SE, Windows 2000
and Windows ME, you can choose to enter the Standby mode in S1(POS) or
S3(STR) fashion through the setting of this field. Options are:
S1(POS)
S3(STR)
The S1 sleep mode is a low power state. In this state,
no system context (CPU or chipset) is lost and hardware maintains all system context.
The S3 sleep mode is a power-down state in which
power is supplied only to essential components such
as main memory and wake-capable devices and all
system context is saved to main memory. The information stored in memory will be used to restore the PC to
the previous state when an “wake up” event occurs.
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Power Management Option
This item is used to select the degree (or type) of power saving and is
related to the mode: HDD Power Down. There are three options for power
management:
Min Saving
Max Saving
User Define
Minimum Power Management. HDD Power Down = 15
Min.
Maximum Power Management. HDD Power Down = 1
Min.
Allows end users to configure HDD Power Down.
Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
Blank Screen
This option only writes blanks to the video
buffer.
V/H SYNC+Blank
This selection will cause the system to turn
off the vertical and horizontal synchronization ports and write blanks to the video
buffer.
DPMS Support
Initial display power management signaling.
HDD Power Down
If HDD activity is not detected for the length of time specified in this field,
the hard disk drive will be powered down while all other devices remain
active. Settings: Disabled and 1 Min through 15 Min.
HDD Down In Suspend
This item determines whether the hard disk drive will be turned off during
suspend mode. Settings: Disabled and Enabled.
PM Control by APM
Setting to Yes will activate an Advanced Power Management (APM) device
to enhance Max Saving mode and stop CPU internal clock. Settings: Yes and
No.
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PWRON After PWR-Fail
This item specifies whether your system will reboot after a power failure or
interrupt occurs. Available settings are:
Off
Leaves the computer in the power off state.
On
Reboots the computer.
Former-Sts Restores the system to the previous status before
power failure or interrupt occurred.
MODEM Use IRQ
Name the interrupt request (IRQ) line assigned to the modem (if any) on your
system. Activity of the selected IRQ always awakens the system. Settings:
3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 and NA.
Soft-Off by PBTN
This feature allows users to configure the power button function. Settings
are:
Instant-Off
The power button functions as a normal power-on/off button.
Delay 4 Sec
When you press the power button, the computer
enters the suspend/sleep mode, but if the button is
pressed for more than four seconds, the computer
is turned off.
IRQ/Event Activity Detect
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
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USB Resume from S3/S4/S5, PowerOn by PCI Card
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.
RTC Resume
This is to enable or disable the feature of booting up the system on a
scheduled time/date. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
Time(hh:mm:ss) Alarm
Specifies the time for RTC Resume. Format is <hour><minute>
<second>.
IRQs Activity Monitoring
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
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IRQs Activity
Select which INTR Channel of IRQs is monitored and able to wake up
the system from power saving modes. Settings are:
Primary
Secondary
Disabled
Primary INTR Channel of each IRQ
Secondary INTR Channel of each IRQ
No IRQ is monitored; therefore, any IRQ activity
cannot wake up the system.
IRQ3~IRQ15
Enables or disables the monitoring of the specified IRQ line. If set to
Enabled, the activity of the specified IRQ line will prevent the system
from entering power saving modes or awaken it from power saving
modes.
Note: IRQ (Interrupt Request) lines are system resources allocated
to I/O devices. When an I/O device needs to gain attention of the
operating system, it signals this by causing an IRQ to occur. After
receiving the signal, when the operating system is ready, the
system will interrupt itself and perform the service required by the
I/O device.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
PNP OS Installed
When set to YES, BIOS will only initialize the PnP cards used for booting
(VGA, IDE, SCSI). The rest of the cards will be initialized by the PnP operating system like Windows® 98. When set to NO, BIOS will initialize all the
PnP cards. So, select Yes if the operating system is Plug & Play aware.
Reset Configuration Data
The ESCD (Extended System Configuration Data) is a method that the BIOS
uses to store resource information for both PNP and non PNP devices in a
bit string format. When Enabled, the system will rebuild ESCD and you will
see the message “ESCD Update Successfully” on boot up.
Resources Controlled By
When selecting Auto(ESCD), BIOS will automatically configure all the boot
and PnP (Plug & Play) compatible devices and assigns system resources like
IRQ to these devices. However, this feature means absolutely nothing
unless you are using a Plug and Play operating system such as Windows
98. If you want to configure the system by yourself, select Manaul.
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IRQ Resources
The items are adjustable only when Resources Controlled By is set to
Manual. Press <Enter> and you will enter the sub-menu of the items. IRQ
Resources list IRQ-3/4/5/7/9/10/11/12/14/15 for users to set each IRQ a type
depending on the type of device using the IRQ. Settings are:
PCI Device
Reserved
For Plug & Play compatible devices designed for
PCI or ISA bus architecture.
For devices compliant with the PC AT bus
specification, requiring a specific interrupt.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
PCI VGA palette is the set of colors currently used by the video device.
Some special VGA cards may not show colors correctly and need to look
into the video device’s VGA palette to determine what colors are in use.
Then you have to turn on the palette “snoop”, permitting the palette
registers of both VGA devices to be identical. The setting must be set to
Enabled if any non-standard VGA adapter card, such as MPEG card,
installed in the system requires VGA palette snooping.
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PC Health Status
This section is to monitor the current hardware status including CPU
temperature, CPU Fan speed, Vcore etc. This is available only if there is
hardware monitoring mechanism onboard.
Current System Temp., System/CPU fan, Vcore, 3.3 V/+ 5 V/+12 V/-12 V/- 5
V, VBAT(V), 5VSB(V)
These items display the current status of all monitored hardware devices/
components such as voltages, temperatures and all fans’ speeds.
Chassis Intrusion Detect
The item enables or disables the feature of recording the chassis intrusion
status and issuing a warning message if the chassis was once opened. To
clear the warning message, you must set the item to Reset. The setting of
the item will automatically return to Enabled later. Settings: Enabled, Reset
and Disabled.
Shutdown Temperature
The item allows the ACPI-aware system to automatically shutdown if the
system temperature reaches a thermal level preset here. This can prevent the
system components from being damaged due to overheating. Settings:
Disabled, 80°C/176°F, 85°C/185°F and 90°C/194°F.
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Warning_Beep
The item controls whether the system beeps when any warning such as
system overheating problem or chassis intrusion event occurs. Settings:
Enabled and Disabled.
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Load Fail-Safe/Optimized Defaults
The two options on the main menu allow users to restore all of the BIOS
settings to the default Fail-Safe or Optimized values. The Optimized Defaults
are the default values set by the mainboard manufacturer specifically for the
optimal performance of the mainboard. The Fail-Safe Defaults are the default
values set by the BIOS vendor for the stable system performance.
When you select Load Fail-Safe Defaults, a message as below appears:
Pressing Y loads the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal system
performance.
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When you select Load Optimized Defaults, a message as below appears:
Pressing Y loads the default factory settings for optimal system performance.
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Set Supervisor/User Password
When you select this function, a message as below will appear on the screen:
Type the password, up to eight characters in length, and press <Enter>. The
password typed now will replace any previously set password from CMOS
memory. You will be prompted to confirm the password. Re-type the password
and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection and not
enter a password.
To clear a set password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter the
password. A message will show up confirming the password will be disabled.
Once the password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup
without entering any password.
When a password has been set, you will be prompted to enter it every time you
try to enter Setup. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any
part of your system configuration.
Additionally, when a password is enabled, you can also have BIOS to request
a password each time the system is booted. This would prevent unauthorized
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use of your computer. The setting to determine when the password prompt is
required is the Security Option in the Advanced BIOS Features menu. If the
Security Option is set to System, the password is required both at boot and at
entry to Setup. If set to Setup, password prompt only occurs when trying to
enter Setup.
About Supervisor Password & User Password:
Supervisor password :
Can enter and change the
settings of the setup menu.
Can only enter but do not have
the right to change the settings of
the setup menu.
User password:
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Save & Exit Setup
When you want to quit the Setup menu, you can select this option to save the
changes and quit. A message as below will appear on the screen:
Typing Y will allow you to quit the Setup Utility and save the user setup
changes to RTC CMOS.
Typing N will return to the Setup Utility.
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Exit Without Saving
When you want to quit the Setup menu, you can select this option to abandon
the changes. A message as below will appear on the screen:
Typing Y will allow you to quit the Setup Utility without saving any changes to
RTC CMOS.
Typing N will return to the Setup Utility.
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