®
P2B-D/P2B-DS
Dual Pentium® III / II Motherboard
USER’S MANUAL
Special Features
• P2B-DS
• Adaptec 7890 SCSI Chipset
• Adaptec 3860 SCSI Transceiver
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Manual Revision: 1.06 E429
Release Date:
July 1999
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CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION .............................................................................. 7
How This Manual Is Organized .......................................................... 7
Item Checklist ..................................................................................... 7
II. FEATURES ....................................................................................... 8
Features ............................................................................................... 8
The ASUS P2B-D/P2B-DS Motherboard ........................................... 9
III. INSTALLATION ........................................................................... 10
ASUS P2B-D/P2B-DS Motherboard Layout ................................... 10
Installation Steps ............................................................................... 12
1. Motherboard Settings .................................................................... 12
Jumper Settings ..................................................................... 13
2. System Memory (DIMM) ............................................................ 17
DIMM Memory Installation Procedures ............................... 18
3. Central Processing Unit (CPU) .................................................... 19
Pentium III / II Processor ...................................................... 19
ASUS Smart Thermal Solutions ............................................ 22
Recommended Heatsinks for Slot 1 Processors .................... 23
4. Expansion Cards ........................................................................... 24
Expansion Card Installation Procedure ................................. 24
Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards .................................... 24
Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards .............................. 25
ISA Cards and Hardware Monitor ......................................... 25
Accelerated Graphics Port ..................................................... 25
5. External Connectors ..................................................................... 26
Power Connection Procedures .................................................. 35
IV. BIOS SOFTWARE ......................................................................... 36
Flash Memory Writer Utility ............................................................ 36
Main Menu ................................................................................ 36
Managing and Updating Your Motherboard’s BIOS ........................ 38
6. BIOS Setup .................................................................................. 39
Load Defaults ............................................................................ 40
Standard CMOS Setup .............................................................. 40
Details of Standard CMOS Setup .......................................... 40
BIOS Features Setup ................................................................. 43
Details of BIOS Features Setup ............................................. 43
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Chipset Features Setup .............................................................. 46
Details of Chipset Features Setup .......................................... 46
Power Management Setup ........................................................ 49
Details of Power Management Setup .................................... 49
PNP and PCI Setup ................................................................... 52
Details of PNP and PCI Setup ............................................... 52
Load BIOS Defaults .................................................................. 54
Load Setup Defaults .................................................................. 54
Supervisor Password and User Password ................................. 55
IDE HDD Auto Detection ......................................................... 56
Save & Exit Setup ..................................................................... 57
Exit Without Saving .................................................................. 57
V. SOFTWARE SETUP ....................................................................... 58
ASUS Smart Motherboard Support CD ............................................ 58
Installation Submenu ............................................................. 59
DOS Utility Submenu ............................................................ 60
ASUS Contact Information ................................................... 61
VI. DESKTOP MANAGEMENT ....................................................... 62
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) ............................................. 62
Introducing the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility ................ 62
Starting the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility ...................... 62
VII. ADAPTEC SCSI SELECT .......................................................... 65
Configuring the SCSI Adapter .......................................................... 65
VIII. ADAPTEC EZ-SCSI ................................................................... 67
Quick Start Instructions .................................................................... 67
Troubleshooting Tips ........................................................................ 68
Information for DOS/Windows 3.1x Users ...................................... 71
IX. ASUS LAN Card ........................................................................... 75
ASUS PCI-L101 Fast Ethernet Card ................................................ 75
Features ............................................................................................. 76
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FCC & DOC COMPLIANCE
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
•
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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 in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
•
•
•
Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! Any changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void any assurances of safety or performance
and could result in violation of Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #47, part 15.193, 1993. Washington DC: Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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I. INTRODUCTION
I. INTRODUCTION
Manual / Checklist
How This Manual Is Organized
This manual is divided into the following sections:
I.
Introduction
II. Features
III. Installation
IV. BIOS Software
V. Software Setup
VI. Desktop Management
VII. Adaptec SCSI Select
VIII. Adaptec EZ-SCSI
IX. ASUS LAN Card
Manual information and checklist
Information and specifications
Setting up the motherboard.
Setting up the BIOS
ASUS Smart Motherboard Support CD
BIOS supported Desktop Management Interface
Adaptec SCSI Select utility (optional)
Adaptec EZ-SCSI utility (optional)
PCI-L101 Fast Ethernet PCI card installation (optional)
Item Checklist
Check that your package is complete. If you discover damaged or missing items,
contact your retailer.
(1) ASUS Motherboard
(1) Dual Processor Retention Mechanism and heatsink for 440BX AGPset
(4) Attach mount screws
(1) Ribbon cable for master and slave IDE drives
(1) Ribbon cable for (1) 5.25” and (2) 3.5” floppy disk drives
(1) Bag of spare jumpers
(1) Support drivers and utilities
(1) This Motherboard User’s Manual
(1) ASUS C-P2T PC100 Rev. 1.02 or later
(1) Adaptec 7800 Family Manager Set User’s Manual (optional)
68-pin Ultra2 SCSI cable with terminator (optional)
68-pin Fast & Wide SCSI cable (optional)
50-pin Fast SCSI cable (optional)
PS/2 Mouse, Infrared, USB1, and USB2 external connector module (optional)
ASUS PCI-L101 Wake-On-LAN 10/100 Ethernet Card (optional)
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II. FEATURES
Features
II. FEA TURES
Specifications
The ASUS P2B-D/P2B-DS motherboards are carefully designed for the demanding PC user
who wants advanced features processed by the fastest CPU.
• Multi-Speed: Supports Dual Intel Pentium® III (450MHz and faster) and Pentium® II
(233MHz to 450MHz) processors.
• Intel AGPset: Features Intel’s 440BX AGPset with I/O subsystems and front-side bus
(FSB) platform, which boosts the traditional 66-MHz external bus speed to 100MHz.
• Enhanced ACPI and Anti-Boot Virus BIOS: Features a programmable BIOS, offering
enhanced ACPI for Windows 98 compatibility, built-in hardware-based virus protection through
Trend ChipAwayVirus, and autodetection of most devices for virtually automatic setup.
• PC100 Memory Support: Equipped with four DIMM sockets to support Intel PC100compliant SDRAMs (8, 16, 32, 64, 128, or 256MB) up to 1GB. These new SDRAMs are
necessary to meet the enhanced 100MHz bus speed requirement.
• Wake-On-LAN: Supports Wake-On-LAN activity through an optional ASUS PCI-L101
10/100 Fast Ethernet PCI card (see IX. ASUS PCI-L101 LAN Card) or a similar ethernet
card.
• Adaptec SCSI Chipset: Features Adaptec AIC-7890 Ultra2 SCSI chipset (optional) that
supports a combination of 8-bit and 16-bit Ultra2, Ultra, and single-ended or standard
SCSI devices and the AIC-3860 transceiver chipset (optional) that bridges the compatibility gap between these mixed environments without affecting system performance by
taking advantage of the benefits of low-voltage differential (LVD) technology.
• AGP Slot: Supports an Accelerated Graphics Port card for high performance, component level interconnect targeted at 3D graphical display applications using a 1X or 2X
mode bus.
• SB-Link™: Features Creative’s SB-Link™, allowing SB16 compatibility, using Intel’s
PC-PCI and serialized IRQ protocols, to AWE64D or compatible PCI audio cards.
• SMBus: Features the System Management Bus interface, which is used to physically
transport commands and information between SMBus devices.
• PCI & ISA Expansion Slots: Provides four 32-bit PCI and two 16-bit ISA PCI slots. All
PCI slots can support Bus Master PCI cards, such as SCSI or LAN cards. (PCI supports
up to 133MB/s maximum throughput.)
• Intelligence: Supports Keyboard Power Up, Fan Status Monitoring and Alarm, Temperature Monitoring and Alert, Voltage Monitoring and Alert, System Resources Alert,
and Virus Write Protection through the onboard Hardware Monitor, Intel LANDesk Client Manager (LDCM), and ASUS PC Probe software.
• Super Multi-I/O: Provides two high-speed UART compatible serial ports and one parallel port with EPP and ECP capabilities. UART2 can also be directed from COM2 to the
Infrared Module for wireless connections.
• Desktop Management Interface (DMI): Supports DMI through BIOS, which allows
hardware to communicate within a standard protocol creating a higher level of compatibility. (Requires DMI-enabled components.) (See section VI)
• UltraDMA/33 Bus Master IDE: Comes with an onboard PCI Bus Master IDE controller with
two connectors that support four IDE devices in two channels. Supports UltraDMA/33, PIO
Modes 3 and 4, and Bus Master IDE DMA Mode 2, as well as Enhanced IDE devices, such as
Tape Backup, CD-ROM, CD-R/W, and LS-120 drives.
• IrDA: Supports an optional infrared port module for wireless interface.
• Concurrent PCI: Concurrent PCI allows multiple PCI transfers from PCI master busses
to the memory and processor.
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II. FEATURES
The ASUS P2B-D/P2B-DS Motherboard
SEC CPU Slots
Intel 440BX AGPset
Floppy Connector
4 DIMM Sockets
T: PS/2 Mouse
B: PS/2 Keyboard
II. FEA TURES
Motherboard Parts
T: USB Port 1
B: USB Port 2
COM 1
(Bottom)
Parallel (Top)
Serial (Bottom)
COM 2
(Bottom)
IDE Connectors
Accelerated
Graphics Port
Multi-I/O Chip
4PCI Slots
Programmable
2Mbit Flash ROM
Hardware
Monitor
2 ISA Slots
Adaptec AIC-7890 Ultra2 &
Ultra-Fast/Wide SCSI Chipset
(optional)
Intel PIIX4E PCIset
68-pin Wide SCSI Connector
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68-pin Ultra2 SCSI
Connector
50-pin Narrow SCSI
Connector
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III. INSTALLATION
JP4
FIR
CIR
1
Floppy Disk Drives
DIMM Socket 0 (64 bit, 168 pin module)
III. INST ALLATION
Motherboard Layout
COM 2
DIMM Socket 1 (64 bit, 168 pin module)
Intel
440BX
AGPset
DIMM Socket 2 (64 bit, 168 pin module)
Slot1 for CPU 2
BUS FREQ
Slot1 for CPU 1
PARALLEL PORT
COM 1
Keyboard Power
USB
USB 1(TOP PORT)
USB 2 (BOTTOM)
ATX Power Connector
CPU_FAN
MOUSE (TOP PORT)
KEYBOARD (BOTTOM)
DIMM Socket 3 (64 bit, 168 pin module)
PS/2
FS0
FS1
FS2
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PWR_FAN
68-Pin Wide SCSI Connector
Multi-I/O
Chip
68
34
35
1
PCI Slot 1
Primary IDE
Adaptec
AIC-3860
Transceiver
Accelerated Graphics Port
Secondary IDE
JP5
50-Pin SCSI Connector
R
1
SB-LINK™
Connector
2Mbit Flash EEPROM
(Programmable BIOS)
68-Pin Ultra2 SCSI Connector
Adaptec
AIC-7890AB
Chipset
PCI Slot 3
CMOS Power
(CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell)
Wake-On-LAN
S82093AA
Chipset
Intel
PIIX4E
Chipset
SMB
IDELED
CLRTC
ISA Slot 1
ASUS
A97127F
Chipset
ISA Slot 2
NOTE: Grayed items are optional/reserved for future use.
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CHA_FAN
Panel Connector
PCI Slot 4
JP6
BF3
BF2
BF1
BF0
Hardware
Monitor
RT2
68
34
35
1
PCI Slot 2
JP18
CHASSIS
EXTBATT
IrDA
III. INSTALLATION
Jumpers
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
CLRTC
KBPK
FS0, FS1, FS2
BF0, BF1, BF2, BF3
JP18
p. 13
p. 13
p. 14
p. 14
p. 15
Clear Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM
Keyboard Power Up (Enable/Disable)
CPU Bus Frequency
CPU Core:Bus Frequency Multiple
Chassis Intrusion Sensor Setting (Enable/Disable)
p. 18
p. 19
p. 24
p. 25
p. 25
DIMM Memory Support
Single Edge Contact CPU Support
16-bit ISA Bus Expansion Slots*
32-bit PCI Bus Expansion Slots†
Accelerated Graphics Port
Expansion Slots/Sockets
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
DIMM Sockets
SEC CPU Slot
SLOT1, SLOT2
PCI1, PCI2, PCI3, PCI4
AGP
Hardware Monitor
1) JP4, JP5
p. 23 CPU heat Sensor Connector (O/R)
1) PS2KBMS
2) PS2KBMS
3) PRINTER
4) COM1/COM2
5) FLOPPY
6) USB
7) Primary/Secondary IDE
8) IDELED
9) CHA_/CPU_/PWR_FAN
10) IR
11) ATXPWR
12) WOLCON
13) CHASSIS
14) MSG.LED (PANEL)
15) SMI (PANEL)
16) PWR.SW (PANEL)
17) RESET (PANEL)
18) PWR.LED (PANEL)
19) KEYLOCK (PANEL)
20) SPEAKER (PANEL)
21) SCSI-50/SCSI-68/ULTRA2-68
22) DMA_HEADER
23) SMB
p. 26
p. 26
p. 27
p. 27
p. 27
p. 28
p. 28
p. 29
p. 29
p. 30
p. 30
p. 31
p. 31
p. 32
p. 32
p. 32
p. 32
p. 32
p. 32
p. 32
p. 33
p. 34
p. 34
III. INST ALLATION
Layout Contents
Connectors
PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6-pin female)
PS/2 Mouse Connector (6-pin female)
Parallel (Printer) Port Connector (25-pin female)
Serial Port COM1/COM2 (two 9-pin male)
Floppy Drive Connector (34-1 pins)
Universal Serial BUS Ports 1 & 2 (two 4-pin female)
Primary/Secondary IDE Connector (40 pins)
IDE/SCSI LED Activity Light (2 pins)
Chassis/CPU/Power Supply Fan Connectors (3-pin block)
Infrared Port Module Connector (5 pins)
ATX Motherboard Power Connector (20 pins)
Wake-On-LAN Connector (3 pins)
Chassis Intrusion Sensor Lead (4-1 pins) (O/R)
LED Lead (2 pins)
SMI Suspend Switch Lead (2 pins)
ATX Power Switch / Soft Power Switch (2 pins)
Reset Switch Lead (2 pins)
System Power LED (3 pins)
Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (2 pins)
Speaker Connector (4 pins)
Ultra-Fast (50-)/-Wide (68-)/Ultra2 (68-pin) SCSI Connectors
SB-LINK™ Connector (6-1 pins) (O/R)
SMBus Connector (3 pins) (O/R)
*
The onboard hardware monitor uses the address 290H-297H so legacy ISA cards must not use this
address, otherwise conflicts will occur.
O/R: Optional/Reserved for future use.
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III. INSTALLATION
Installation Steps
Before using your computer, you must complete the following steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Check Motherboard Settings
Install Memory Modules
Install the Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Install Expansion Cards
Connect Ribbon Cables, Panel Wires, and Power Supply
Setup the BIOS Software
1. Motherboard Settings
This section explains in detail how to change your motherboard’s function settings
through the use of switches and/or jumpers.
III. INST ALLATION
Motherboard Settings
WARNING! Computer motherboards, baseboards and components, such as SCSI
cards, contain very delicate Integrated Circuit (IC) chips. To protect them against
damage from static electricity, you should follow some precautions whenever you
work on your computer.
1. Unplug your computer when working on the inside.
2. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do
not have one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a
metal object, such as the power supply case.
3. Hold components by the edges and try not to touch the IC chips, leads or
connectors, or other components.
4. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with
the component whenever the components are separated from the system.
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Jumper Settings
1. Clear Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM (CLRTC)
The CMOS RAM is powered by the onboard button cell battery. To clear the
RTC data: (1) Turn off your computer and unplug its AC power, (2) Short the
two solder points labeled CLRTC, (3) Turn on your computer, (4) Hold down
<Delete> during bootup and enter BIOS setup to re-enter user preferences.
R
Short the solder points to clear CMOS
1
1
III. INST ALLATION
Motherboard Settings
P2B-D/DS Real Time Clock RAM (CLRTC)
2. Keyboard Power Up (KBPK)
This allows you to disable or enable the keyboard power up function. Set to
Enable if you want to use your keyboard (by pressing <Spacebar>) to power up
your computer. This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at
least 300mA on the +5VSB lead and the new ACPI BIOS support. The default is
set to Disable because not all computers have the appropriate ATX power supply. Your computer will not function if you set this to Enable and if you do not
have the right ATX power supply.
1 2 3
1 2 3
Disable
(Default)
Enable
R
1
1
P2B-D/DS Keyboard Power Up
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III. INSTALLATION
3. CPU Bus Frequency (FS0, FS1, FS2)
This option tells the clock generator what frequency to send to the CPU, DRAM, and
440BX AGPset. This allows the selection of the CPU’s External frequency (or BUS
Clock). The Bus Clock multiplied by the Bus Mult. equals the CPU’s Internal frequency (the advertised CPU speed).
1 2 3
50MHz
1 2 3
1 2 3
FS0
FS1
FS2
FS0
FS1
FS2
66MHz
1 2 3
FS0
FS1
FS2
75MHz
FS0
FS1
FS2
83MHz
R
1 2 3
1
1 2 3
1 2 3
FS0
FS0
FS0
FS1
FS1
FS1
FS2
FS2
FS2
100MHz
103MHz
112MHz
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P2B-D/DS CPU Bus Frequency
III. INST ALLATION
Motherboard Settings
4. CPU Core:BUS Frequency Multiple (BF0, BF1, BF2, BF3)
This option sets the frequency ratio between the Internal frequency of the CPU
and the CPU’s External frequency. These must be set in conjunction with the CPU
Bus Frequency.
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
BF3
BF3
BF3
BF3
BF3
BF2
BF2
BF2
BF2
BF2
BF1
BF1
BF1
BF1
BF1
BF0
BF0
BF0
BF0
BF0
4.0x (4/1)
2.0x (2/1)
2.5x (5/2)
3.0x (3/1)
3.5x (7/2)
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
BF3
BF3
BF3
BF3
BF3
BF2
BF2
BF2
BF2
BF2
BF1
BF1
BF1
BF1
BF1
BF0
BF0
BF0
BF0
BF0
6.5x (13/2)
4.5x (9/2)
5.0x (5/1)
5.5x (11/2) 6.0x (6/1)
1 2 3
R
1 2 3
1
1
1 2 3
1 2 3
BF3
BF3
BF3
BF2
BF2
BF2
BF1
BF1
BF1
BF0
BF0
BF0
7.0x (7/1)
7.5x (15/2) 8.0x (8/1)
P2B-D/DS CPU Core-to-Bus Frequency Multiple
WARNING! Frequencies above 100MHz exceed the specifications for the onboard Intel Chipset and are not guaranteed to be stable.
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III. INSTALLATION
Set the jumpers by the Internal speed of your processor as follows:
Intel CPU Model Freq.
Pentium III
600MHz
Pentium III
550MHz
Pentium III
500MHz
Pentium III/II
450MHz
Pentium II
400MHz
Pentium II
350MHz
Mult.
6.0x
5.5x
5.0x
4.5x
4.0x
3.5x
Bus F.
100MHz
100MHz
100MHz
100MHz
100MHz
100MHz
(Bus Freq.)
FS2 FS1 FS0
[1-2] [1-2] [1-2]
[1-2] [1-2] [1-2]
[1-2] [1-2] [1-2]
[1-2] [1-2] [1-2]
[1-2] [1-2] [1-2]
[1-2] [1-2] [1-2]
BF3
[1-2]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
Pentium II
Pentium II
Pentium II
Pentium II
5.0x
4.5x
4.0x
3.5x
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
333MHz
300MHz
266MHz
233MHz
[1-2]
[1-2]
[1-2]
[1-2]
[1-2]
[1-2]
[1-2]
[1-2]
(Freq. Mult.)
BF2 BF1
[2-3] [2-3]
[1-2] [1-2]
[1-2] [1-2]
[1-2] [2-3]
[1-2] [2-3]
[2-3] [1-2]
[1-2]
[1-2]
[1-2]
[2-3]
[1-2]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[1-2]
BF0
[2-3]
[1-2]
[2-3]
[1-2]
[2-3]
[1-2]
[2-3]
[1-2]
[2-3]
[1-2]
For updated processor settings, please visit ASUS’ web site (see ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION).
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Motherboard Settings
NOTES: Overclocking your processor is not recommended. It may result in a slower
speed. Voltage Regulator Output Selection (VID) is not needed for the Pentium III/
II processor because it sends a VID signal directly to the onboard power controller.
5. Chassis Intrusion Sensor Setting (JP18) (optional/reserved)
This allows you to disable or enable the chassis intrusion sensor. Set to Enable if
you want to use this function to monitor intrusion into your computer, for example, when the drive bay doors are opened. The default is set to Disable.
JP18
JP18
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Disable
(Default)
Enable
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2. System Memory (DIMM)
This motherboard uses only Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMMs). Sockets are
available for 3.3Volt (power level) unbuffered Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM). One side (with memory chips) of the DIMM takes up one
row on the motherboard.
To utilize the chipset’s Error Checking and Correction (ECC) feature, you must use a
DIMM module with 9 chips per side (standard 8 chips/side + 1 ECC chip) and make
the proper settings through “Chipset Features Setup” in IV. BIOS SOFTWARE.
Memory speed setup is recommended through SDRAM Configuration under “Chipset
Features Setup”.
Install memory in any combination as follows:
168-pin DIMM Memory Modules
Total Memory
Socket 1 (Rows 0&1)
SDRAM 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256MB
x1
Socket 2 (Rows 2&3)
SDRAM 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256MB
x1
Socket 3 (Rows 4&5)
SDRAM 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256MB
x1
Socket 4 (Rows 6&7)
SDRAM 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256MB
x1
Total System Memory (Max 1GB)
=
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System Memory
DIMM Location
NOTE: At the time this User’s Manual was written, 256MB DIMMs are only available as registered memory.
General DIMM Notes
• Use only PC100-compliant DIMMs. This motherboard operates at 100MHz, thus most
•
•
•
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•
systems will not even boot if non-compliant modules are used because of the strict timing issues involved under this speed.
Two possible memory chips are supported: SDRAM with and without ECC.
SDRAM chips are generally thinner with higher pin density than EDO (Extended Data
Output) chips.
BIOS shows SDRAM memory on bootup screen.
8 chips/side modules do not support ECC, only 9 chips/side modules support ECC.
Single-sided DIMMs come in 16, 32, 64, 128MB; double-sided come in 32, 64, 128, 256MB.
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DIMM Memory Installation Procedures
Insert the module(s) as shown. Because the number of pins is different on either side
of the breaks, the module will only fit in the orientation as shown. DRAM SIMM
modules have the same pin contacts on both sides. SDRAM DIMMs have different
pin contacts on each side and therefore have a higher pin density.
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20 Pins 60 Pins
88 Pins
1
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System Memory
Lock
(FRONT)
P2B-D/DS 168-Pin DIMM Memory Sockets
The DIMMs must be 3.3Volt unbuffered SDRAMs. To determine the DIMM type,
check the notches on the DIMMs (see figure below).
168-Pin DIMM Notch Key Definitions (3.3V)
DRAM Key Position
Unbuffered
RFU
Buffered
Voltage Key Position
Reserved
5.0V
3.3V
The notches on the DIMM will shift between left, center, or right to identify the type
and also to prevent the wrong type from being inserted into the DIMM slot on the
motherboard. You must tell your retailer the correct DIMM type before purchasing.
This motherboard supports four clock signals.
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3. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
This motherboard provides two CPU Slot 1s for Pentium III / II processors packaged in SEC cartridges.
Pentium III / II Processor
You should check to see that you have the following items:
Lock Holes
Two Pentium III/II Retention Mechanisms
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CPU
Captive Nut
Two Attach Mount Bridges
(factory installed)
The recommended heatsinks (see section on recommended heatsinks for more information) for the Pentium III / II processor are those with three-pin fans that can be
connected to the fan connectors on the motherboard.
WARNING! Be sure that there is sufficient air circulation across the processor’s
heatsink by regularly checking that your CPU fan is working. Without sufficient
circulation, the processor could overheat and damage both the processor and the
motherboard. You may install an auxiliary fan, if necessary.
Other Important Items
Intel Pentium III / II Processor in an SEC cartridge
ASUS C-P2T PC100 CPU Termination Card
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Installing the Pentium III/II Processor
1. Mount the Processor Retention Mechanism(s): The processor retention mechanisms are designed to fit into the SEC slots only one way.
Be sure to align the notches in the retention mechanisms with the small ribs on
each side of the slots and that the mechanism is properly seated on the board.
Then, screw the captive nuts in place.
WARNING! Do not overtighten the captive nuts. Doing so could damage your
motherboard. Tighten captive nuts to no more than 6±1 inch/pound.
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CPU
Captive nut
Captive nut
2. Attach the Heatsink: Place the SEC cartridge face down on a flat surface and lay
the heatsink flush on the back (metal side) of the SEC cartridge. Be sure that the
heatsink is firmly pressed against the SEC cartridge. When correctly installed, no
light can be seen between the thermal pad of the heatsink and the SEC cartridge.
IMPORTANT: The heatsinks must not be more than 2.8 cm (1.1 inch) thick.
WARNING! If the heatsink is not mounted tightly against the SEC cartridge, the
CPU will overheat. You may install an auxiliary fan to provide adequate circulation across the processor’s passive heatsink.
Push each end of the clamps until they lock
Lock
Lock
The thermal pad & SEC cartridge should not have a gap!
SEC Cartridge with Heatsink (Top View)
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3. Insert the SEC Cartridge: Push the SEC cartridge’s two locks inward until
you hear a click (the preceding picture shows the locks in the outward position
and inward in the picture below). With the heatsink facing the motherboard’s
chipset, press the cartridge gently but firmly until it is fully inserted. (NOTE:
The procedures shown here are for installing the AAVID heatsink with fan.)
Push lock inward
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CPU
IMPORTANT: If you are installing only one processor, you must terminate the empty
slot with the ASUS C-P2T PC100 CPU termination card to maintain signal strength.
ASUS C-P2T PC100 CPU Termination Card
IMPORTANT: Use only the ASUS C-P2T PC100 CPU termination card (Rev. 1.02
or later) to terminate the empty slot.
4. Secure the SEC Cartridge: Secure the SEC cartridge in place by pushing the
SEC cartridge locks outward so that the lock protrudes through the retention
mechanism’s lock holes.
Lock protrudes
through hole
when cartridge
is secured
5. Connect the Thermal Sensor Cables: If you purchased the specially designed
ASUS Smart Fans (ASUS S-P2FAN), which come with a thermal sensor built
inside the CPU fan, or purchased separately the thermal sensor cables (ASUS
P2T-Cable), you can connect the P2T-Cables to your motherboard’s thermal sensor connectors. See the next page for information on ASUS Smart Thermal Solutions.
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ASUS Smart Thermal Solutions
ASUS provides two smart solutions to Slot 1 CPU thermal problems: the ASUS
Smart Fan or ASUS S-P2FAN and the ASUS P2T-Cable.
ASUS S-P2FAN
Thermal Sensor
CPU Fan Cable
Rock Arm
The optional ASUS Smart Fan or Cable
ASUS S-P2FAN is a CPU fan for a
Pentium® II processor packaged in
an SECC. Unlike other CPU thermal
solutions, the ASUS S-P2FAN has
an integrated thermal sensor located near the center of the CPU heat source. The
sensor is optimized by ASUS to give the most accurate reading of the CPU temperature, thus provides the best protection to your computer system.
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CPU
To Use the ASUS S-P2FAN
See 2. Attach the Heatsink on the preceding page for the relevant procedures. Note
that the S-P2FAN comes with a rock arm design for easy FAN/CPU installation.
ASUS P2T-Cable
The optional ASUS P2T-Cable can be
used for a Pentium® II processor packaged in an SECC/SECC2 or a
Celeron™ processor packaged in an
SEPP .
Sensor
Sensor Connector Plug
NOTE: The ASUS P2T-Cable can only be used in a Slot 1 motherboard with a
2-pin thermal sensor connector.
To Use the ASUS P2T-Cable
NOTE: The following procedures assume that you have properly attached a
heatsink onto an SECC/SECC2/SEPP.
1. Simply peel off the tab from the sensor and then stick the sensor near the middle
edge of the Intel boxed processor heatsink with fan (middle) or to either the
upper or lower edge of the Celeron™ heatsink (right), as indicated.
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Tab
Sensor
← OR STICK ABOUT HERE
WARNING! Do not insert the sensor between the processor and heatsink, otherwise, it will cause damage to the P2T-Cable.
IMPORTANT! ASUS guarantees accurate readings only for the ASUS Smart
Fan and the Intel boxed processor heatsink with fan because both have similar
heat distribution and heatsink material.
2. Connect the P2T-Cables to the CPU thermal sensor connectors (JP4/JP5).
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JP4
Heat Sensor Connector for CPU 1
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JP5
1
1
Heat Sensor Connector for CPU 2
P2B-D/DS CPU Heat Sensor Connectors
NOTE: If you are installing only one processor, you may use the free connector
to connect a power supply with thermal monitoring.
Recommended Heatsinks for Slot 1 Processors
The recommended heatsinks for the Slot 1 processors are those with three-pin fans,
such as the ASUS Smart Fan, that can be connected to the motherboard’s CPU fan
connector. These heatsinks, such as the Elan Vital Heatsink with Fan, dissipate heat
more efficiently and with an optional hardware monitor, they can monitor the fan’s
RPM and use the alert function with the Intel LANDesk Client Manager (LDCM)
and the ASUS PC Probe software.
Elan Vital Heatsink with Fan
To install, simply follow the procedures for Installing the Processor. The Elan Vital heatsink, however, comes with a lever to clamp the
heatsink into the SEC cartridge. Mount the
heatsink in the orientation as shown then flip
the lever from “Unlock” to “Lock.”
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4. Expansion Cards
WARNING! Unplug your power supply when adding or removing expansion
cards or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to
both your motherboard and expansion cards.
Expansion Card Installation Procedure
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Expansion Cards
1. Read the documentation for your expansion card and make any necessary
hardware or software settings for your expansion card, such as jumpers.
2. Remove your computer system’s cover and the bracket plate on the slot you
intend to use. Keep the bracket for possible future use.
3. Carefully align the card’s connectors and press firmly.
4. Secure the card on the slot with the screw you removed above.
5. Replace the computer system’s cover.
6. Set up the BIOS if necessary
(such as IRQ xx Used By ISA: Yes in PNP AND PCI SETUP)
7. Install the necessary software drivers for your expansion card.
Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards
Some expansion cards need to use an IRQ to operate. Generally, an IRQ must be
exclusively assigned to one use. In a standard design, there are 16 IRQs available
but most of them are already in use, leaving 6 IRQs free for expansion cards. If your
motherboard has PCI audio onboard, an extra IRQ will be used, leaving 5 IRQs
free. If your motherboard has ISA audio onboard, an extra 3 IRQs will be used,
leaving 3 IRQs free.
Both ISA and PCI expansion cards may require the use IRQs. System IRQs are
available to cards installed in the ISA expansion bus first, then any remaining IRQs
are available to PCI cards. Currently, there are two types of ISA cards. The original
ISA expansion card design, now referred to as legacy ISA cards, requires that you
configure the card’s jumpers manually and then install it in an available slot on the
ISA bus. To see a map of your used and free IRQs in Windows 98, the Control
Panel icon in My Computer, contains a System icon, which gives you a Device
Manager tab. Double-clicking on a specific hardware device gives you the Resources tab which shows the Interrupt number and address. Make sure that no two
devices use the same IRQ or your computer will experience problems when those
two devices are in use at the same time.
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To simplify this process, this motherboard complies with the Plug and Play (PnP)
specification, which was developed to allow automatic system configuration whenever a PnP-compliant card is added to the system. For PnP cards, IRQs are assigned
automatically from those available.
If the system has both Legacy and PnP ISA cards installed, IRQs are
assigned to PnP cards from those not used by Legacy cards. The PCI and PnP configuration of the BIOS setup utility can be used to indicate which IRQs are being
used by Legacy cards. For older Legacy cards that do not work with the BIOS, you
can contact your vendor for an ISA Configuration Utility.
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AGP
An IRQ number is automatically assigned to PCI expansion cards after those used
by Legacy and PnP ISA cards. In the PCI bus design, the BIOS automatically assigns an IRQ to PCI cards that require an IRQ. To install a PCI card, you need to set
something called the INT (interrupt) assignment. Since all the PCI slots on this
motherboard use an INTA #, be sure that the jumpers on your PCI cards are set to
INT A.
Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards
Some ISA cards, both legacy and PnP, may also need to use a DMA (Direct Memory
Access) channel. DMA assignments for this motherboard are handled the same way
as the IRQ assignment process described earlier. You can select a DMA channel in
the PCI and PnP configuration section of the BIOS Setup utility.
IMPORTANT: To avoid conflicts, reserve the necessary IRQs and DMAs for legacy
ISA cards (under PNP AND PCI SETUP of the BIOS SOFTWARE, choose Yes in IRQ
xx Used By ISA and DMA x Used By ISA for those IRQs and DMAs you want to reserve).
ISA Cards and Hardware Monitor
The onboard hardware monitor uses the address 290H-297H so legacy ISA cards
must not use this address or else conflicts will occur.
Accelerated Graphics Port
This motherboard provides an accelerated graphics port (AGP) slot to support a new
generation of graphics cards with ultra-high memory bandwidth, such as the ASUS
AGP-V2740 3D Multimedia Accelerator.
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1
1
P2B-D/DS Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
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5. External Connectors
WARNING! Some pins are used for connectors or power sources. Placing jumper
caps over these will cause damage to your motherboard.
IMPORTANT: Ribbon cables should always be connected with the red stripe to Pin
1 on the connectors. Pin 1 is usually on the side closest to the power connector on
hard drives and CD-ROM drives, but may be on the opposite side on floppy disk
drives. Check the connectors before installation because there may be exceptions.
IDE ribbon cables must be less than 46 cm (18 in.), with the second drive connector
no more than 15 cm (6 in.) from the first connector.
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Connectors
1. PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6-pin Female)
This connection is for a standard keyboard using a PS/2 plug (mini DIN). This
connector will not allow standard AT size (large DIN) keyboard plugs. You
may use a DIN to mini DIN adapter on standard AT keyboards.
PS/2 Keyboard (6-pin Female)
2. PS/2 Mouse Connector (6-pin Female)
The system will direct IRQ12 to the PS/2 mouse if one is detected. If not detected, expansion cards can use IRQ12. See “PS/2 Mouse Function Control” in
BIOS Features Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE.
PS/2 Mouse (6-pin Female)
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3. Parallel Printer Connector (25-pin Female)
You can enable the parallel port and choose the IRQ through “Onboard Parallel
Port” in Chipset Features Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE. NOTE: Serial printers must be connected to the serial port.
Parallel (Printer) Port (25-pin Female)
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4. Serial Port COM1 and COM2 Connectors (Two 9-pin Male)
The two serial ports can be used for pointing devices or other serial devices. See
“Onboard Serial Port...” in Chipset Features Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE.
COM 1
COM 2
Serial Ports (9-pin Male)
5. Floppy Disk Drive Connector (34-1pin FLOPPY)
This connector supports the provided floppy disk drive ribbon cable. After connecting the single end to the board, connect the two plugs on the other end to the
floppy drives. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using ribbon cables with pin 5 plugged).
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NOTE: Orient the red stripe on the
floppy ribbon cable to Pin 1
1
1
Floppy Drive Connector
Pin 1
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6. Universal Serial BUS Ports 1 & 2 (Two 4-pin Female)
Two USB ports are available for connecting USB devices.
USB 1
Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2
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7. Primary / Secondary IDE connectors (Two 40-1pin IDE)
These connectors support the provided IDE hard disk ribbon cable. After connecting the single end to the board, connect the two plugs at the other end to
your hard disk(s). If you install two hard disks, you must configure the second
drive to Slave mode by setting its jumper accordingly. Please refer to the documentation of your hard disk for the jumper settings. BIOS now supports SCSI
device or IDE CD-ROM bootup (see “HDD Sequence SCSI/IDE First” & “Boot
Sequence” in the BIOS Features Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE) (Pin 20 is
removed to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using ribbon
cables with pin 20 plugged).
TIP: You may configure two hard disks to be both Masters using one ribbon
cable on the primary IDE connector and another ribbon cable on the secondary
IDE connector. You may install one operating system on an IDE drive and another on a SCSI drive and select the boot disk through BIOS Features Setup.
NOTE: Orient the red stripe on the
IDE ribbon cable to Pin 1
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Primary IDE Connector
1
1
PIN 1
Secondary IDE Connector
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8. Hard Disk Activity LED (2-pin IDELED)
This connector supplies power to the cabinet’s hard disk or IDE activity LED.
Read and write activity by devices connected to the Primary or Secondary IDE
connectors will cause the LED to light up.
IDE_LED
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1
1
TIP: If the case-mounted LED does not light,
try reversing the 2-pin plug.
P2B-D/DS IDE Activity LED
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9. Chassis, CPU, & Power Supply Fan Connectors (3-pin FAN)
These connectors support cooling fans of 500mA (6W) or less. Orientate the
fans so that the heat sink fins allow airflow to go across the onboard heatsink(s)
instead of the expansion slots. Depending on the fan manufacturer, the wiring
and plug may be different. The red wire should be positive, while the black
should be ground. Connect the fan’s plug to the board taking into consideration
the polarity of the this connector.
NOTE: The “Rotation” signal must only be used with fans specially designed
with rotation signal.
Rotation
+12V
Ground
R
CPU Fan Power
Power Supply
Fan Power
1
1
P2B-D/DS 12Volt Cooling Fan Power
Rotation
+12V
Ground
WARNING! The CPU and/or motherboard will overheat if there is no airflow
across the CPU and onboard heatsinks. Damage may occur to the motherboard
and/or the CPU fan if these pins are incorrectly used. These are not jumpers,
do not place jumper caps over these pins.
Chassis
Fan Power
NOTE: If you are installing two
processors, you may connect
the fan from the second heatsink
to either the power supply or
chassis fan connector.
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10. IrDA-Compliant infrared module connector (5-pin IR)
This connector supports the optional wireless transmitting and receiving infrared
module. This module mounts to a small opening on system cases that support this
feature. You must also configure the setting through “UART2 Use Infrared” in
Chipset Features Setup to select whether UART2 is directed for use with COM2
or IrDA. Use the five pins as shown on the Back View and connect a ribbon cable
from the module to the motherboard according to the pin definitions.
Front View
Back View
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+5V
(NC)
IRRX
GND
IRTX
1
IRTX
GND
1
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P2B-D/DS Infrared Module Connector
+5V
(NC)
IRRX
For the infrared feature to be available,
you must connect the optional Infrared
(IrDA) module to the motherboard
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+5.0 Volts
+5.0 Volts
-5.0 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
Power Supply On
Ground
-12.0Volts
+3.3Volts
11. ATX Power Supply Connector (20-pin ATXPWR)
This connector connects to an ATX power supply. The plug from the power
supply will only insert in one orientation because of the different hole sizes.
Find the proper orientation and push down firmly but gently making sure that
the pins are aligned.
1
+12.0Volts
+5V Standby
Power Good
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+3.3 Volts
+3.3 Volts
1
P2B-D/DS ATX Power Connector
IMPORTANT: Make sure that your ATX power supply can supply at least
10mAmp on the 5-volt standby lead (+5VSB). You may experience difficulty in
powering on your system if your power supply cannot support the load. For
Wake on LAN support, your ATX power supply must supply at least 720mAmp.
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12. Wake-On-LAN (3-pin WOLCON)
This connector connects to LAN cards with a Wake-On-LAN output, such as the
ASUS PCI-L101 (see section IX. ASUS LAN Card). The connector powers up
the system when a wakeup packet or signal is received through the LAN card.
IMPORTANT: This feature requires that the Wake-On-LAN Power Up Control is set to Enabled (see “Power Management Setup” under IV. BIOS SOFTWARE) and that your system has an ATX power supply with at least 720mA
+5V standby power.
PME
Ground
+5 Volt Standby
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1
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1
IMPORTANT: Requires an ATX power
supply with at least 720mA +5-volt
standby power
P2B-D/DS Wake on LAN Connector
13. Chassis Intrusion Sensor Lead (CHASSIS)
This lead is for a chassis intrusion monitor or sensor. The sensor is triggered
when a high level signal is sent to the CHASSIS lead. This occurs when the side
panel is opened or drive bay doors are opened. This function is available only
with the optional hardware monitor installed.
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+5VSB
1
Chassis Signal (High Active)
Ground
1
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14. LED Lead (MSG.LED)
This indicates whether a message has been received from a fax/modem. The
LED will remain lit when there is no signal and blink when there is data transfer
or waiting in the inbox. This function requires ACPI OS and driver support.
15. System Management Interrupt Switch Lead (SMI)
This allows the user to manually place the system into a suspend mode or “Green”
mode where system activity is decreased to save electricity and expand the life
of certain components when the system is not in use. This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted suspend switch. If you do not have a switch for the
connector, you may use the “Turbo Switch”. SMI is activated when it detects a
short to open moment and therefore leaving it shorted will not cause any problems. This may require one or two presses depending on the position of the
switch. Wake-up can be controlled by settings in the BIOS but the keyboard will
always allow wake-up (the SMI lead cannot wake up the system). If you want to
use this connector, set “Suspend Mode” under the Power Management Setup
of the BIOS SOFTWARE section to the preferred time after which the system
must go into suspend mode when you press the switch.
16. ATX Power Switch / Soft Power Switch (PWR.SW)
The system power is controlled by a momentary switch connected to this lead.
Pushing the button once will switch the system between ON and SLEEP or ON
and SOFT OFF, depending on your BIOS or OS setting. Pushing the switch
while in the ON mode for more than 4 seconds will turn the system off. The
system power LED shows the status of the system’s power.
17. Reset Switch Lead (RESET)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting
your computer without having to turn off your power switch. This is a preferred
method of rebooting to prolong the life of the system’s power supply.
18. System Power LED (PWR.LED)
This 3-pin connector connects the system power LED, which lights when the
system is powered on and blinks when it is in sleep mode.
19. Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (KEYLOCK)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted key switch to allow keyboard locking.
20. Speaker Connector (SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker.
Keyboard Lock
+5V
Ground
Ground
SPKR
PLED
KEYLOCK
Ground
Speaker
Connector
1
ResetCon
Ground
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+5 V
MSG.LED
ExtSMI#
Ground
PWR_SW
+3VSB
+5 V
Power LED
1
Reset SW
MSG LED
SMI Lead ATX Power Switch*
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21. Fast (50 pins)/Wide (68 pins)/Ultra2 (68 pins) SCSI Connectors
This motherboard has onboard 50-Pin Fast SCSI connector for 8-bit SCSI devices, 68-Pin Wide SCSI connector for 16-bit SCSI devices, and 68-Pin Ultra2
SCSI connector for 16-bit differential SCSI devices.
50-pin Fast
SCSI II Connector
68-pin Wide
SCSI Connector
68-pin Ultra2
SCSI Connector
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Connectors
NOTE: Up to 15 devices can be connected with 50-Pin Fast-SCSI and 68-Pin UltraWide SCSI combined.
The onboard Adaptec AIC-7890AB chipset (optional) incorporates an advanced multimode
I/O cell that supports both single-ended (SE) and Ultra2 devices. With Ultra2 devices, the
SCSI bus platform performs at full Ultra2 speeds (up to 40 MB/sec in 8-bit mode and up to 80
MB/sec in 16-bit mode) and extended cabling 12m (or 25m in a point-to-point configuration).
When an SE device is attached, the bus defaults to an SE speed and cable length.
In mixed environments of Ultra2 and SE devices, the onboard host adapter can be coupled with the
Adaptec AIC-3860 transceiver chipset (optional) to bridge the compatibility gap. By dividing the
SCSI bus into independent SE and low voltage differential (LVD) segments, the transceiver chipset
supports legacy devices without limiting performance and cable length on the LVD segment.
PCI Bus
Single-Ended Devices
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PCI-to-Ultra2 (LVD)
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Ultra2 SCSI
Connector
LVD Mode
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Adaptec AIC-3860 Chipset
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SE Mode
Wide SCSI Connector
CD-ROM
Scanner
Tape
Ultra2 Devices
Disk 1
Disk 2
Disk 3
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22. SB-Link™ Connector (6-1 pin DMA_HEADER) (optional/reserved)
Using Intel’s PC-PCI and serialized IRQ protocols found in this motherboard’s
AGPset, this connector allows Sound Blaster 16 compatibility to AWE64D (Digital) or other PCI audio cards, enabling users to play Real-mode DOS games and
multimedia applications. SB-Link acts as a bridge between the motherboard and
the PCI audio card by providing the DMA and IRQ signals present in the ISA
bus but not available on the PCI bus.
PC/PCI Grant Sideband Signal
PC/PCI Request Sideband Signal
DGND
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5
6
DGND
Serial IRQ
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NOTE: Pin 3 is removed to ensure the
correct orientation of the cable on it.
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Connectors
P2B-D/DS SB-Link™ Connector
23. SMBus Connector (3-pin SMB) (optional/reserved)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus devices. SMBus devices communicate by means of the SMBus with an SMBus host and/or other SMBus devices. The SMBus or System Management Bus is a specific implementation of
an I2C bus, which is a multi-master bus, that is, multiple chips can be connected
to the same bus and each one can act as a master by initiating data transfer.
SMB
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Power Connection Procedures
1. After all jumpers and connections are made, close the system case cover.
2. Be sure that all switches are off (in some systems, marked with ).
3. Connect the power supply cord into the power supply located on the back of
your system case according to your system user’s manual.
4. Connect the power cord into a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
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Power Connections
5. You may then turn on your devices in the following order:
a. Your monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. Your system power. For ATX power supplies, you need to switch
on the power supply as well as press the ATX power switch on the
front of the case.
6. The power LED on the front panel of the system case will light. For ATX power
supplies, the system LED will light when the ATX power switch is pressed. The
monitor LED may light up after the system’s if it complies with “green” standards or if it has a power standby feature. The system will then run power-on
tests. While the tests are running, additional messages will appear on the screen.
If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turn on the
power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Recheck your jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance.
7. During power-on, hold down <Delete> to enter BIOS setup. Follow the instructions in the next section, BIOS SOFTWARE.
* Powering Off your computer: You must first exit or shut down your operating
system before switching off the power switch. For ATX power supplies, you
can press the ATX power switch after exiting or shutting down your operating
system. If you use Windows 95, click the Start button, click Shut Down, and
then click Shut down the computer?. The system will give three quick beeps
after about 30 seconds and then power off after Windows shuts down.
NOTE: The message “You can now safely turn off your computer” will not
appear when shutting down with ATX power supplies.
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Flash Memory Writer Utility
This motherboard has an onboard SCSI BIOS and boot virus protection and therefore, requires a 2Mbit flash ROM.
AFLASH.EXE: This is the Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS by uploading
a new BIOS file to the 2Mbit programmable flash ROM chip on the motherboard. To determine the BIOS version of your motherboard, check the last four numbers of the code displayed on the upper left-hand corner of your screen during bootup. Larger numbers represent
a newer BIOS file. This file works only in DOS mode.
NOTE: The following screen displays are provided as examples only and may not reflect the
screen contents displayed on your system.
IV. BIOS
Flash Memory Writer
IMPORTANT! If “unknown” is displayed after Flash Memory:, the memory chip is
either not programmable or is not supported by the ACPI BIOS and therefore, cannot be
programmed by the Flash Memory Writer utility.
Main Menu
1. Save Current BIOS To File
This option allows you to save a
copy of the original motherboard
BIOS in case you need to reinstall
it. It is recommended that you save
AFLASH.EXE and the BIOS file
to a bootable floppy disk.
To save your current BIOS, type
[1] at the Main Menu and then
press <Enter>. The Save Current
BIOS To File screen appears.
Type a filename and the path, for example, A:\440BX-1 and then press <Enter>.
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2. Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD
This option updates the boot block, the baseboard BIOS, and the ACPI extended system configuration data (ESCD) parameter block from a new BIOS file. See the next page for procedures on downloading an updated BIOS file.
To update your current BIOS,
type 2 at the Main Menu and
then press <Enter>. The Update
BIOS Including Boot Block
and ESCD screen appears. Type
the filename of your new BIOS
and the path, for example,
A:\BX2I1002.AWD, and then
press <Enter>.
IV. BIOS
Flash Memory Writer
When prompted to confirm the
BIOS update, press Y to start the
update.
The utility starts to program the
new BIOS information into the
flash ROM. When the programming is finished, Flashed Successfully will be displayed.
Follow the onscreen instructions
to continue.
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Managing and Updating Your Motherboard’s BIOS
Upon First Use of the Computer System
1. Create a bootable system floppy disk by typing [FORMAT A:/S] from the DOS
prompt without creating “AUTOEXEC.BAT” and “CONFIG.SYS” files.
2. Copy AFLASH.EXE to the just created boot disk.
3. Run AFLASH.EXE from this new disk and select option 1. Save Current BIOS
to File. See 1. Save Current BIOS To File on the previous page for more details and the rest of the steps.
Updating BIOS Procedures (only when necessary)
1. Download an updated ASUS BIOS file from the Internet (WWW or FTP) or a
BBS (Bulletin Board Service) (see ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION on page
3 for details) and save to the disk you created earlier.
2. Boot from the disk you created earlier.
3. At the “A:\” prompt, type AFLASH and then press <Enter>.
4. At the Main Menu, type 2 and then press <Enter>. See 2. Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD on the previous page for more details and the
rest of the steps.
IV. BIOS
Updating BIOS
WARNING! If you encounter problems while updating the new BIOS, DO NOT
turn off your system since this might prevent your system from booting up. Just
repeat the process, and if the problem still persists, reinstall the original BIOS
file that you saved to disk earlier. If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able
to successfully update a complete BIOS file, your system may not be able to
boot up. If this happens, your system will need service.
6. After successfully updating the new BIOS file, exit the Flash Memory Writer
utility and then reboot.
7. Hold down <Delete> to enter BIOS setup. You must select “Setup Default” to
effect the new BIOS, after which you may set the other items from the Main
Menu.
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6. BIOS Setup
The motherboard supports two programmable Flash ROM chips: 5-Volt and 12Volt. Either of these memory chips can be updated when BIOS upgrades are released. Use the Flash Memory Writer utility to download the new BIOS file into the
ROM chip as described in detail in this section.
All computer motherboards provide a Setup utility program for specifying the system configuration and settings. If your motherboard came in a computer system, the
proper configuration entries may have already been made. If so, invoke the Setup
utility, as described later, and take note of the configuration settings for future reference; in particular, the hard disk specifications.
If you are installing the motherboard, reconfiguring your system or you receive a
Run Setup message, you will need to enter new setup information. This section
describes how to configure your system using this utility.
IV. BIOS
BIOS Setup
The BIOS ROM of the system stores the Setup utility. When you turn on the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. This appears during the Power-On Self Test (POST). Press <Delete> to call up the Setup
utility. If you are a little bit late pressing the mentioned key(s), POST will continue
with its test routines, thus preventing you from calling up Setup. If you still need to
call Setup, reset the system by pressing <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing
the Reset button on the system case. You can also restart by turning the system off
and then back on again. But do so only if the first two methods fail.
When you invoke Setup, the CMOS SETUP UTILITY main program screen will
appear with the following options:
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Load Defaults
The “Load BIOS Defaults” option loads the minimum settings for troubleshooting.
“Load Setup Defaults”, on the other hand, is for loading optimized defaults for
regular use. Choosing defaults at this level, will modify all applicable settings.
A section at the bottom of the above screen displays the control keys for this screen.
Take note of these keys and their respective uses. Another section just below the
control keys section displays information on the currently highlighted item in the list.
Standard CMOS Setup
The “Standard CMOS Setup” option allows you to record some basic system hardware configuration and set the system clock and error handling. If the motherboard
is already installed in a working system, you will not need to select this option
anymore. However, if the configuration stored in the CMOS memory on the board
gets lost or damaged, or if you change your system hardware configuration, you will
need to respecify the configuration values. The configuration values usually get lost
or corrupted when the power of the onboard CMOS battery weakens.
IV. BIOS
Standard CMOS
The preceding screen provides you with a list of options. At the bottom of this screen
are the control keys for this screen. Take note of these keys and their respective uses.
User-configurable fields appear in a different color. If you need information on the
selected field, press <F1>. The help menu will then appear to provide you with the
information you need. The memory display at the lower right-hand side of the screen
is read-only and automatically adjusts accordingly.
Details of Standard CMOS Setup
Date
To set the date, highlight the “Date” field and then press either <Page Up>/<Page Down>
or <+>/<–> to set the current date. Follow the month, day and year format. Valid values
for month, day and year are: Month: (1 to 12), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (up to 2079)
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Time
To set the time, highlight the “Time” field and then press either <Page Up>/<Page Down>
or <+>/<–> to set the current time. Follow the hour, minute and second format. Valid
values for hour, minute and second are: (Hour: (00 to 23), Minute: (00 to 59), Second:
(00 to 59).
NOTE: You can bypass the date and time prompts by creating an AUTOEXEC.BAT
file. For information on how to create this file, please refer to the MS-DOS manual.
Hard Disks
This field records the specifications for all non-SCSI hard disk drives installed in
your system. The onboard PCI IDE connectors provide Primary and Secondary
channels for connecting up to four IDE hard disks or other IDE devices. Each channel can support up to two hard disks; the first of which is the “master” and the
second is the “slave”.
Specifications for SCSI hard disks need not to be entered here since they operate
using device drivers and are not supported bythe BIOS. If you install other SCSI
controller cards, refer to their respective documentations on how to install the required SCSI drivers.
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Standard CMOS
For IDE hard disk drive setup, you can:
• Use the Auto setting for detection during bootup.
• Use the IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION in the main menu to automatically
enter the drive specifications.
• Enter the specifications yourself manually by using the “User” option.
The entries for specifying the hard disk type include CYLS (number of cylinders),
HEAD (number of read/write heads), PRECOMP (write precompensation), LANDZ
(landing zone), SECTOR (number of sectors) and MODE. The SIZE field automatically adjusts according to the configuration you specify. The documentation
that comes with your hard disk should provide you with the information regarding
the drive specifications.
The MODE entry is for IDE hard disks only, and can be ignored for MFM and ESDI
drives. This entry provides three options: Normal, Large, LBA, or Auto (see below).
Set MODE to the Normal for IDE hard disk drives smaller than 528MB; set it to
LBA for drives over 528MB that support Logical Block Addressing (LBA) to allow
larger IDE hard disks; set it to Large for drives over 528MB that do not support
LBA. Large type of drive can only be used with MS-DOS and is very uncommon.
Most IDE drives over 528MB support the LBA mode.
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Auto detection of hard disks on bootup
For each field: Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master, and Secondary
Slave, you can select Auto under the TYPE and MODE fields. This will enable auto
detection of your IDE hard disk during bootup. This will allow you to change your
hard disks (with the power off) and then power on without having to reconfigure
your hard disk type. If you use older hard disks that do not support this feature, then
you must configure the hard disk in the standard method as described earlier by the
“User” option.
NOTE: After the IDE hard disk drive information has been entered into BIOS, new
IDE hard disk drives must be partitioned (such as with FDISK) and then formatted
before data can be read from and write on. Primary IDE hard disk drives must have
its partition set to active (also possible with FDISK).
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Drive A / Drive B (None)
These fields record the types of floppy disk drives installed in your system. The
available options for drives A and B are: 360K, 5.25 in.; 1.2M, 5.25 in.; 720K, 3.5
in.; 1.44M, 3.5 in.; 2.88M, 3.5 in.; None.
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Standard CMOS
To enter the configuration value for a particular drive, highlight its corresponding
field and then select the drive type using the left- or right-arrow keys.
Floppy 3 Mode Support (Disabled)
This is the Japanese standard floppy drive. The standard stores 1.2MB in a 3.5inch
diskette. This is normally disabled but you may choose from either: Drive A, Drive
B, Both, and Disabled
Video (EGA/VGA)
Set this field to the type of video display card installed in your system. The options
are EGA/VGA, CGA 40, CGA 80, and MONO (for Hercules or MDA).
If you are using a VGA or any higher resolution card, choose EGA/VGA.
Halt On (All Errors)
This field determines which types of errors will cause the system to halt. Choose from
All Errors; No Errors; All,But Keyboard, All,But Diskette; and All,But Disk/Key.
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BIOS Features Setup
The “BIOS Features Setup” option consists of configuration entries that allow you
to improve your system performance, or let you set up some system features according to your preference. Some entries are required by the motherboard’s design to
remain in their default settings.
A section at the lower right of the screen displays the control keys you can use. Take
note of these keys and their respective uses. If you need information on a particular
entry, highlight it and then press <F1>. A pop-up help menu will appear to provide
you with the information you need. <F5> loads the last set values, <F6> and <F7>
loads the BIOS default values and Setup default values, respectively.
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BIOS Features
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of BIOS Features Setup
CPU Internal Core Speed (Manual)
This function is reserved for future use and is currently disabled.
Boot Virus Detection (Enabled)
This field allows you to set boot virus detection, ensuring a virus-free boot sector.
This new antivirus solution is unlike native BIOS tools, which offer limited virus
protection typically by write-protecting the partition table. With this new solution,
your computer is protected against boot virus threats earlier in the boot cycle, that is,
before they have a chance to load into your system. This ensures your computer
boots to a clean operating system. The system halts and displays a warning message
when it detects a virus. If this occurs, you can either allow the operation to continue
or use a virus-free bootable floppy disk to restart and investigate your system. Because of conflicts with new operating systems, for example, during installation of
new softwares, you may have to set this to Disabled to prevent write errors.
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IV. BIOS
BIOS Features
Processor Serial Number (Disabled)
The Processor Serial Number is a unique electronic number that is added to every
Pentium III processor to help verify the identity of the user across the Internet. Set
this field to Enabled when you need increased security for doing business online, or
e-commerce. Otherwise, set it to Disabled for greater anonymity when surfing the
Internet.
CPU Level 1 Cache / CPU Level 2 Cache (Enabled)
These fields allow you to choose from the default of Enabled or choose Disabled to
turn on or off the CPU’s Level 1 and Level 2 built-in cache.
CPU Level 2 Cache ECC Check (Disabled)
This function controls the ECC check capability in the CPU level 2 cache.
BIOS Update (Enabled)
This functions as an update loader integrated into the BIOS to supply the processor
with the required data. The BIOS will load the update on all processors during system bootup in the default position of Enabled.
Turbo Mode (Enabled)
Leave this on the default setting of Enabled for best performance.
Quick Power On Self Test (Enabled)
This field speeds up the Power-On Self Test (POST) routine by skipping retesting a
second, third, and forth time. Setup default setting for this field is Enabled. A complete test of the system is done on each test.
HDD Sequence SCSI/IDE First (IDE)
When using both SCSI and IDE hard disk drives, IDE is always the boot disk using
drive letter C (default setting of IDE). This new feature allows a SCSI hard disk
drive to be the boot disk when set to SCSI. This allows multiple operating systems to
be used on both IDE and SCSI drives or the primary operating system to boot using
a SCSI hard disk drive.
Boot Sequence (A,C)
This field determines where the system looks first for an operating system. Options
are A,C; C,A; A,CDROM,C; CDROM,C,A; CDROM,A,C; D,A; E,A; F,A; C only; LS/
ZIP,C; LAN,A,C; LAN,C,A. The setup default setting, A, C, is to check first the
floppy disk and then the hard disk drive.
Boot Up Floppy Seek (Disabled)
When enabled, the BIOS will seek drive A once.
Floppy Disk Access Control (R/W)
This allows protection of files from the computer system to be copied to floppy
disks by allowing the setting of Read Only to only allow reads from the floppy disk
drive but not writes. The setup default R/W allows both reads and writes.
IDE HDD Block Mode Sectors (HDD MAX)
This field enhances hard disk performance by making multi-sector transfers instead
of one sector per transfer. Most IDE drives, except older versions, can utilize this
feature. Selections are HDD MAX, Disabled, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32.
HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability (Disabled)
This allows the enabling or disabling of the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis
and Reporting Technology) system which utilizes internal hard disk drive monitoring technology. This feature is normally disabled because system resources used in
this feature may decrease system performance.
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PS/2 Mouse Function Control (Auto)
The default of Auto allows the system to detect a PS/2 mouse on bootup. If detected,
IRQ12 will be used for the PS/2 mouse. IRQ12 will be reserved for expansion cards
if a PS/2 mouse is not detected. Enabled will always reserve IRQ12, whether on
bootup a PS/2 mouse is detected or not.
OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M (Disabled)
When using OS/2 operating systems with installed DRAM of greater than 64MB,
you need to set this option to Enabled otherwise leave this on Disabled.
MPS 1.4 Support (Disabled)
This is reserved for future use, leave this on the default of Disabled.
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PCI/VGA Palette Snoop (Disabled)
Some display cards that are nonstandard VGA such as graphics accelerators or MPEG
Video Cards may not show colors properly. The setting Enabled should correct this
problem. Otherwise leave this on the setup default setting of Disabled.
Video ROM BIOS Shadow (Enabled)
This field allows you to change the video BIOS location from ROM to RAM. Relocating to RAM enhances system performance, as information access is faster than
the ROM.
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BIOS Features
C8000-CBFFF to DC000-DFFFF (Disabled)
These fields are used for shadowing other expansion card ROMs. If you install
other expansion cards with ROMs on them, you will need to know which addresses
the ROMs use to shadow them specifically. Shadowing a ROM reduces the memory
available between 640K and 1024K by the amount used for this purpose.
Boot Up NumLock Status (On)
This field enables users to activate the Number Lock function upon system boot.
Typematic Rate Setting (Disabled)
When enabled, you can set the two typematic controls listed next. Setup default
setting is Disabled.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) (6)
This field controls the speed at which the system registers repeated keystrokes.
Options range from 6 to 30 characters per second. Setup default setting is 6; other
settings are 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, and 30.
Typematic Delay (Msec) (250)
This field sets the time interval for displaying the first and second characters. Four
delay rate options are available: 250, 500, 750, and 1000.
Security Option (System)
When you specify a Supervisor Password and/or User Password (explained later in
this section), the Security Option field determines when the system prompts for the
password. The default setting is System, where the system prompts for the User
Password every time you start your system. The other option is Setup, where the
system goes through its startup routine unless the Setup utility is called, when the
system prompts for the Supervisor Password.
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Chipset Features Setup
The “Chipset Features Setup” option controls the configuration of the board’s chipset.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of Chipset Features Setup
IV. BIOS
Chipset Features
SDRAM Configuration (By SPD)
This sets the optimal timings of settings for items 2–5, depending on the memory
modules that you are using. Default setting is By SPD, which configures items 2–5
by reading the contents in the SPD (Serial Presence Detect) device. This 8-pin serial
EEPROM device stores critical parameter information about the module, such as
memory type, size, speed, voltage interface, and module banks.
SDRAM CAS Latency
This controls the latency between SDRAM read command and the time that the
data actually becomes available. Leave on default setting.
SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay
This controls the latency between SDRAM active command and the read/write
command. Leave on default setting.
SDRAM RAS Precharge Time
This controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to SDRAM.
Leave on default setting.
DRAM Idle Timer
This controls the idle clocks before closing an opened SDRAM page. Leave on
default setting.
SDRAM MA Wait State (Normal)
This controls the leadoff clocks for CPU read cycles. Leave on default setting.
Snoop Ahead (Enabled)
Enabled will allow PCI streaming. Leave on default setting.
Host Bus Fast Data Ready (Disabled)
Leave on default setting.
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IV. BIOS
Chipset Features
16-bit I/O Recovery Time (1 BUSCLK) / 8-bit I/O Recovery Time (1 BUSCLK)
Timing for 16-bit and 8-bit ISA cards, respectively. Leave on default setting.
Graphics Aperture Size (64MB)
Memory-mapped, graphics data structures can reside in a Graphics Aperture. Leave
on default setting.
Video Memory Cache Mode (UC)
USWC (uncacheable, speculative write combining) is a new cache technology for
the video memory of the processor. It can greatly improve the display speed by
caching the display data. You must leave this on the default setting of UC
(uncacheable) if your display card cannot support this feature, otherwise your system may not boot.
PCI 2.1 Support (Enabled)
This function allows you to enable or disable PCI 2.1 features including passive release
and delayed transaction. Leave Enabled (default setting) for PCI 2.1 compliancy.
Memory Hole At 15M–16M (Disabled)
Enabling this feature reserves 15MB to 16MB memory address space to ISA expansion cards that specifically require this setting. This makes the memory from 15MB
and up unavailable to the system. Expansion cards can only access memory up to
16MB. The default is Disabled.
DRAM are xx bits wide
If all your memory modules have ECC chips (e.g., 8 chips + 1 ECC chips), they are
considered 72bits and the following will be displayed:
If your memory modules do not have ECC chips (e.g., 8 chips), they are considered
64 bits and the following will be displayed instead:
Data Integrity Mode (Non-ECC)
Non-ECC has byte-wise write capability but no provision for protecting data integrity
in the memory module array. EC-Only data errors are detected but not corrected.
ECC with hardware scrubbing allows a detection of single-bit and multiple-bit errors
and recovery of single-bit errors. (See 2. System Memory, section III for more information on memory modules.)
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Onboard FDC Controller (Enabled)
When Enabled, this field allows you to connect your floppy disk drives to the onboard
floppy disk drive connector instead of a separate controller card. If you want to use a
different controller card to connect the floppy disk drives, set this field to Disabled.
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Onboard FDC Swap A & B (No Swap)
This field allows you to reverse the hardware drive letter assignments of your floppy
disk drives. Two options are available: No Swap and Swap AB. If you want to switch
drive letter assignments through the onboard chipset, set this field to Swap AB.
Onboard Serial Port 1 (3F8H/IRQ4)
Settings are 3F8H/IRQ4, 2F8H/IRQ3, 3E8H/IRQ4, 2E8H/IRQ10, and Disabled for
the onboard serial connector.
Onboard Serial Port 2 (2F8H/IRQ3)
Settings are 3F8H/IRQ4, 2F8H/IRQ3, 3E8H/IRQ4, 2E8H/IRQ10, and Disabled for
the onboard serial connector.
Onboard Parallel Port (378H/IRQ7)
This field sets the address of the onboard parallel port connector. You can select
either: 3BCH / IRQ 7, 378H / IRQ 7, 278H / IRQ 5, Disabled. If you install an I/O card
with a parallel port, ensure that there is no conflict in the address assignments. The PC
can support up to three parallel ports as long as there are no conflicts for each port.
Parallel Port Mode (ECP+EPP)
This field allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port. The setting
Normal, allows normal-speed operation but in one direction only; EPP allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed; ECP allows the parallel port to
operate in bidirectional mode and at a speed faster than the maximum unidirectional
data transfer rate; ECP+EPP allows normal speed operation in a two-way mode.
IV. BIOS
Chipset Features
ECP DMA Select (3)
This selection is available only if you select ECP or ECP+EPP in the Parallel Port
Mode. Select either DMA Channel 1, 3, or Disable.
UART2 Use Infrared (Disabled)
When enabled, this field activates the onboard infrared feature and sets the second
serial UART to support the infrared module connector on the motherboard. If your
system already has a second serial port connected to the onboard COM2 connector, it
will no longer work if you enable the infrared feature. By default, this field is set to
Disabled, which leaves the second serial port UART to support the COM2 serial port
connector. See IrDA-compliant infrared module connector under section III.
Onboard PCI IDE Enable (Both)
You can select to enable the primary IDE channel, secondary IDE channel, both, or
disable both channels (for systems with only SCSI drives).
IDE Ultra DMA Mode (Auto)
This field autodetects Ultra DMA capability (for improved transfer speeds and data integrity) for compatible IDE devices. Set to Disable to suppress Ultra DMA capability.
IDE 0 Master/Slave PIO/DMA Mode, IDE 1 Master/Slave PIO/DMA Mode (Auto)
Each channel (0 and 1) has both a master and a slave making four IDE devices
possible. Because each IDE device may have a different Mode timing (0, 1, 2, 3, 4),
it is necessary for these to be independent. The default setting of Auto will allow
autodetection to ensure optimal performance
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
Power Management Setup
This “Power Management Setup” option allows you to reduce power consumption.
This feature turns off the video display and shuts down the hard disk after a period
of inactivity.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of Power Management Setup
IV. BIOS
Power Management
Power Management (User Define)
This field acts as the master control for the power management modes. Max Saving
puts the system into power saving mode after a brief period of system inactivity;
Min Saving is almost the same as Max Saving except that this time the system inactivity period is longer; Disable disables the power saving features; User Define allows you to set power saving options according to your preference.
IMPORTANT: Advanced Power Management (APM) should be installed to keep
the system time updated when the computer enters suspend mode activated by the
BIOS Power Management. For DOS environments, you need to add the statement,
DEVICE=C:\DOS\POWER.EXE, in you CONFIG.SYS. For Windows 3.x and Windows 95, you need to install Windows with the APM feature. A battery and power
cord icon labeled “Power” will appear in the “Control Panel.” Choose “Advanced”
in the Power Management Field.
Video Off Option (Suspend -> Off )
This field determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor power
management. The settings are Always On and Suspend -> Off.
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Video Off Method (DPMS OFF)
This field defines the video off features. The following options are available: DPMS
OFF, DPMS Reduce ON, Blank Screen, V/H SYNC+Blank, DPMS Standby, and
DPMS Suspend. The DPMS (Display Power Management System) features allow
the BIOS to control the video display card if it supports the DPMS feature. Blank
Screen only blanks the screen (use this for monitors without power management or
“green” features. If set up in your system, your screen saver will not display with
Blank Screen selected). V/H SYNC+Blank blanks the screen and turns off vertical
and horizontal scanning.
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PM Timers
This section controls the time-out settings for the Power Management scheme. The
fields included in this section are “HDD Power Down”, which places the hard disk into
its lowest power consumption mode, and the suspend mode which suspends the CPU.
The system automatically “wakes up” from any power saving mode when there is
system activity such as when a key is pressed from the keyboard, or when there is
activity detected from the enabled IRQ channels.
IV. BIOS
Power Management
HDD Power Down (Disable)
Shuts down any IDE hard disk drives in the system after a period of inactivity. This
time period is user-configurable to 1–15 Min or Disable. This feature does not
affect SCSI hard drives.
Suspend Mode (Disable)
Sets the period of time after which the suspend mode activates: 30 sec, 1 Min, 2 Min,
4 Min, 8 Min, 20 Min, 30 Min, 40 Min, 1 Hour, and Disable.
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Power Up Control
This section determines the ways the system can be controlled when it is started or
restarted, when modem activity is detected, or when power to the computer is interrupted and reapplied. The Soft-Off mode refers to powering off the system through
a momentary button switch (ATX switch) or through the software as opposed to
disconnecting the AC power by way of a rocker switch or other means.
PWR Button < 4 Secs (Soft Off)
When set to Soft Off, the ATX switch can be used as a normal system power-off
button when pressed for less than 4 seconds. Suspend allows the button to have a
dual function where pressing less than 4 seconds will place the system in sleep
mode. Regardless of the setting, holding the ATX switch for more than 4 seconds
will power off the system.
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PWR Up On Modem Act (Enabled)
This allows either settings of Enabled or Disabled for powering up the computer (turns the
ATX power supply on) when the modem receives a call while the computer is Soft-off.
NOTE: The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and applications are fully running, thus connection cannot be made on the first try. Turning
an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off causes an initialization string that will also cause the system to power on.
AC PWR Loss Restart (Disabled)
This allows you to set whether you want your system to boot up after the power has
been interrupted. Disabled leaves your system off after reapplying power and Enabled boots up your system after reapplying power.
Power Up By Keyboard (Disabled)
Set this field to Enabled if you wish to use your PS2 keyboard (by pressing the
spacebar) to power up your computer. This feature requires an ATX power supply
that can supply at least 300mA on the +5VSB lead. The default is set to Disabled
because not all computers have the appropriate ATX power supply. Your computer
will not power ON if you set this to Enabled and do not have the appropriate ATX
power supply.
IV. BIOS
Power Management
Wake On LAN (Disabled)
This allows you to remotely power up your system through your network by sending a wake-up frame or signal. With this feature, you can remotely upload/download
data to/from systems during off-peak hours. Set to Enabled to set this feature.
IMPORTANT: This feature requires an ASUS PCI-L101 LAN card (see IX. ASUS
LAN Card) and an ATX power supply with at least 720mA +5V standby power.
Automatic Power Up (Disabled)
This allows you to have an unattended or automatic power up of your system. You may
configure your system to power up at a certain time of the day by selecting Everyday,
which will allow you to set the time or at a certain time and day by selecting By Date.
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Fan Monitor (xxxxRPM)
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the Chassis Fan Speed, CPU Fan
Speed, and the Power Supply Fan Speed in Rotations Per Minute (RPM). These
values refresh upon any key entries in the BIOS setup screen. Set to Ignore if one of
these are not used so that error messages will not be given.
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Thermal Monitor (xxxC/xxxF)
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the CPU and MB (motherboard) temperatures. These values refresh upon key entries. Set to Ignore only if necessary.
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Voltage Monitor (xx.xV)
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the voltages put out by the voltage
regulators. These values refresh upon key entries. Set to Ignore only if necessary.
NOTE: If any of the monitored items are out of range, an error message will appear:
“Hardware Monitor found an error, enter POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP for
details”. You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to continue, DEL to enter SETUP”.
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
PNP and PCI Setup
The “PNP and PCI Setup” option configures the PCI bus slots. All PCI bus slots on
the system use INTA#, thus all installed PCI cards must be set to this value.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of PNP and PCI Setup
PNP OS Installed (No)
This field allows you to use a Plug-and-Play (PnP) operating system to configure
the PCI bus slots instead of using the BIOS. Thus interrupts may be reassigned by
the OS when Yes is selected. When a non-PnP OS is installed or to prevent reassigning of interrupt settings, select the default setting of No.
IV. BIOS
Plug & Play / PCI
Slot 1 IRQ to Slot 4 IRQ (Auto)
These fields set how IRQ use is determined for each PCI slot. The default setting for
each field is Auto, which uses auto-routing to determine IRQ use. The other options are
manual settings of NA, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 or 15 for each slot.
PCI Latency Timer (32 PCI Clock)
The default setting of 32 PCI Clock enables maximum PCI performance for this
motherboard.
IRQ xx Used By ISA (No/ICU)
These fields indicate whether or not the displayed IRQ for each field is being used
by a legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. Two options are available: No/ICU and Yes. The
first option, the default value, indicates either that the displayed IRQ is not used or
an ISA Configuration Utility (ICU) is being used to determine if an ISA card is
using that IRQ. If you install a legacy ISA card that requires a unique IRQ, and you
are not using an ICU, you must set the field for that IRQ to Yes. For example: If you
install a legacy ISA card that requires IRQ 10, then set IRQ10 Used By ISA to Yes.
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
DMA x Used By ISA (No/ICU)
These fields indicate whether or not the displayed DMA channel for each field is
being used by a legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. Available options include: No/ICU and
Yes. The first option, the default setting, indicates either that the displayed DMA
channel is not used or an ICU is being used to determine if an ISA card is using that
channel. If you install a legacy ISA card that requires a unique DMA channel, and
you are not using an ICU, you must set the field for that channel to Yes.
ISA MEM Block BASE (No/ICU)
This field allows you to set the base address and block size of a legacy ISA card that
uses any memory segment within the C800H and DFFFH address range. If you
have such a card, and you are not using an ICU to specify its address range, select a
base address from the six available options; the ISA MEM Block SIZE field will
then appear for selecting the block size. If you have more than one legacy ISA card
in your system that requires to use this address range, you can increase the block
size to either 8K, 16K, 32K, or 64K. If you are using an ICU to accomplish this task,
leave ISA MEM Block BASE to its default setting of No/ICU.
Onboard AHA BIOS (Auto)
The default uses Auto settings for the onboard Adaptec 7890 SCSI BIOS. If you do
not want to use the onboard Adaptec 7890 SCSI BIOS, choose Disabled.
ONB AHA BIOS First (No)
This field allows giving priority to the onboard SCSI BIOS for SCSI functions over
other SCSI controllers. The default is No.
IV. BIOS
Plug & Play / PCI
ONB SCSI SE Term. (Enabled)
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard termination for single-ended (SE)
devices, such as scanners, CD-ROMs, or tape drives. The default is Enabled.
ONB SCSI LVD Term. (Enabled)
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard termination for Ultra2 devices,
such as disk drives, using low voltage differential (LVD) technology. LVD allows
the onboard SCSI chipset to support a maximum of 15 devices on a 12m cable, a
fourfold increase over UltraSCSI cable length. In a point-to-point configuration, the
cabling can be extended up to 25m. This increased length allows greater flexibility
in your system configuration, especially in RAID and clustering applications. The
default for this field is Enabled.
USB IRQ (Enabled)
Enabled reserves an IRQ# for the USB to work, Disabled does not allow the USB to
have an IRQ# and therefore prevents the USB from functioning. If you are not using
any USB devices, you may set this feature to Disabled to save an extra IRQ# for
expansion cards.
VGA BIOS Sequence (PCI/AGP)
You can select the search order for your VGA card(s). PCI/AGP will detect PCI
VGA cards before AGP, and AGP/PCI will detect AGP cards before PCI VGA.
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
Load BIOS Defaults
The “Load BIOS Defaults” option allows you to load the troubleshooting default
values permanently stored in the BIOS ROM. These default settings are non-optimal and disable all high performance features. To load these default settings, highlight “Load BIOS Defaults” on the main screen and then press <Enter>. The system
displays a confirmation message on the screen. Press <Y> and then <Enter> to
confirm. Press <N> and then <Enter> to abort. This feature does not affect the
fields on the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
Load Setup Defaults
The “Load Setup Defaults” option allows you to load the default values to the system configuration fields. These default values are the optimized configuration settings for the system. To load these default values, highlight “Load Setup Defaults”
on the main screen and then press <Enter>. The system displays a confirmation
message on the screen. Press <Y> and then <Enter> to confirm. Press <N> and
then <Enter> to abort. This feature does not affect the fields on the Standard CMOS
Setup screen.
IV. BIOS
Load Defaults
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
Supervisor Password and User Password
These two options set the system passwords. “Supervisor Password” sets a password that will be used to protect the system and the Setup utility; “User Password”
sets a password that will be used exclusively on the system. By default, the system
comes without any passwords. To specify a password, highlight the type you want
and then press <Enter>. A password prompt appears on the screen. Taking note that
the password is case sensitive, and can be up to 8 alphanumeric characters long, type
in your password and then press <Enter>. The system confirms your password by
asking you to type it again. After setting a password, the screen automatically reverts to the main screen.
IV. BIOS
Passwords
To implement password protection, specify in the “Security Option” field of the
BIOS Features Setup screen when the system will prompt for the password. If you
want to disable either password, press <Enter> instead of entering a new password
when the “Enter Password” prompt appears. A message confirms the password has
been disabled.
NOTE: If you forget the password, see Clear Time Clock (Jumpers) in section III
for procedures on clearing the CMOS.
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
IDE HDD Auto Detection
This “IDE HDD Auto Detection” option detects the parameters of an IDE hard disk
drive, and automatically enters them into the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
IV. BIOS
Hard Disk Detect
Up to four IDE drives can be detected, with parameters for each listed inside the
box. To accept the optimal entries, press <Y> or else select from the numbers displayed under the OPTIONS field (2, 1, 3 in this case); to skip to the next drive, press
<N>. If you accept the values, the parameters will appear listed beside the drive
letter on the screen. The process then proceeds to the next drive letter. Pressing
<N> to skip rather than to accept a set of parameters causes the program to enter
zeros after that drive letter.
Remember that if you are using another IDE controller that does not feature Enhanced IDE support for four devices, you can only install two IDE hard disk drives.
Your IDE controller must support the Enhanced IDE features in order to use Drive E
and Drive F. The onboard PCI IDE controller supports Enhanced IDE, with two
connectors for connecting up to four IDE devices. If you want to use another controller that supports four drives, you must disable the onboard IDE controller in the
Chipset Features Setup screen.
When auto-detection is completed, the program automatically enters all entries you
accepted on the field for that drive in the Standard CMOS Setup screen. Skipped
entries are ignored and are not entered in the screen.
If you are auto-detecting a hard disk that supports the LBA mode, three lines will
appear in the parameter box. Choose the line that lists LBA for an LBA drive. Do
not select Large or Normal.
The auto-detection feature can only detect one set of parameters for a particular IDE
hard drive. Some IDE drives can use more than one set. This is not a problem if the
drive is new and empty.
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
IMPORTANT: If your hard disk was already formatted on an older previous system,
incorrect parameters may be detected. You will need to enter the correct parameters
manually or use low-level format if you do not need the data stored on the hard disk.
If the parameters listed differ from the ones used when the disk was formatted, the
disk will not be readable. If the auto-detected parameters do not match the ones that
should be used for your disk, do not accept them. Press <N> to reject the presented
settings and enter the correct ones manually from the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
Save & Exit Setup
IV. BIOS
Save & Exit
Select this option to save into the CMOS memory all modifications you specified
during the current session. To save the configuration changes, highlight the “Save
& Exit Setup” option on the main screen, type “Y”, and then press <Enter>.
Exit Without Saving
Select this option to exit the Setup utility without saving the modifications you specify
during the current session. To exit without saving, highlight the “Exit Without Saving” option on the main screen and then press <Enter>.
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V. SOFTWARE SETUP
ASUS Smart Motherboard Support CD
NOTE: The support CD contents are subject to change at any time without notice.
To begin using your support CD disc, just insert it into your CD-ROM drive and the
support CD installation menu should appear. If the menu does not appear, double
click or run D:\SETUP.EXE (assuming that your CD-ROM drive is drive D:).
Support CD Main Menu
Motherboard Info
Browse This CD
User’s Manual
Technical Support Form
Read Me
Exit
Main Menu (home button
only on other screens)
Back (arrow button only
on certain screens)
Navigation Button Descriptions
V. S/W SETUP
Main Menu
Motherboard Info displays information on your motherboard, BIOS, and CPU.
Browse This CD allows you to see the contents of the ASUS Support CD.
User’s Manual displays the motherboard user’s manual in pdf format.
Technical Support Form opens up a blank Technical Support Request Form for
you to fill and print out when you run into technical difficulties and need technical
assistance.
Read Me opens up a file containing additional notes.
Home returns you to the main menu of the support CD. (only on other screens)
Exit allows you to close the support CD.
Back returns you one screen back on the support CD.
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V. SOFTWARE SETUP
Click here to bring
up the Installation
Submenu.
Installation Submenu
V. S/W SETUP
Installation Submenu
Available
only with
optional
hardware
monitor
LDCM installs software to monitor the local system and/or PC systems on the network within the same bridge address. NOTE: Will not run with PC Probe installed.
To uninstall a program, see Uninstalling Programs at the end of this section.
ASUS PC Probe installs a simple software to monitor your computer’s fans, temperatures, and voltages. NOTE: Will not run with LDCM installed. To uninstall a
program, see Uninstalling Programs at the end of this section.
ASUS LiveUpdate installs a program to help you update your BIOS or download a
BIOS image file.
Driver installs the necessary components to work properly. NOTE: This is not available if your motherboard does not have onboard VGA, audio, and SCSI.
Other allows you to install Adobe Acrobat Reader and/or Trend PC Cillin, a virus
protection software.
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V. SOFTWARE SETUP
Click here to bring
up the DOS Utility
Submenu.
DOS Utility Submenu
V. S/W SETUP
DOS Utility Submenu
ASUS DMI Configuration Utilty provides information on using the DMI configuration utility. This utility is located in the DMI folder under the root directory of the
support CD
Flash BIOS Utility (DOS Version) provides information on the Flash BIOS utility
(AFLASH.EXE). Choose “Restart in MS-DOS mode” and then type “aflash” from
the AFLASH folder on the support CD.
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V. SOFTWARE SETUP
Click here to bring
up ASUS Contact
Information.
V. S/W SETUP
Contact Info Submenu
ASUS Contact Information
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VI. DESKTOP MANAGEMENT
VI. DMI
Using DMI Utility
Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
Introducing the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
This motherboard supports DMI within the BIOS level and provides a DMI Configuration Utility to maintain the Management Information Format Database (MIFD).
DMI is able to auto-detect and record information pertinent to a computer’s system
such as the CPU type, CPU speed, and internal/external frequencies, and memory
size. The onboard BIOS will detect as many system information as possible and
store those collected information in a 4KB block in the motherboard’s Flash EEPROM and allow the DMI to retrieve data from this database. Unlike other BIOS
software, the BIOS on this motherboard uses the same technology implemented for
Plug and Play to allow dynamic real-time updating of DMI information versus creating a new BIOS image file and requiring the user to update the whole BIOS. This
DMI Configuration Utility also allows the system integrator or end user to add additional information into the MIFD such as serial numbers, housing configurations,
and vendor information. Those information not detected by the motherboard BIOS
and has to be manually entered through the DMI Configuration Utility and updated
into the MIFD. This DMI Configuration Utility provides the same reliability as PnP
updating and will prevent the refreshing failures associated with updating the entire
BIOS.
Starting the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
The DMI Configuration Utility (DMICFG2.EXE) must be used in real mode in
order for the program to run, the base memory must be at least 180K. Memory
managers like HIMEM.SYS (required by windows) must not be installed. You can
boot up from a system diskette without AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files,
“REM” HIMEM.SYS in the CONFIG.SYS, or press <Shift>+<F5> during bootup
to bypass your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files.
1. In Windows, copy DMICFG2.EXE to your hard disk drive.
2. Restart your computer and press <Shift>+<F5> during bootup to enter safe mode
command prompt.
3. Go to the directory containing DMICFG2.EXE.
4. Type DMICFG2 and press <Enter> to run.
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VI. DESKTOP MANAGEMENT
VI. DMI
Using DMI Utility
Using the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
NOTE: The following screen displays are provided as examples only and may not
reflect the screen contents on your system.
Edit DMI (or delete)
Use the ←→ (left-right) cursors to move between the top menu items and the ↑↓
(up-down) cursors to move between the left hand menu items. The bottom of the
screen will show the available keys for each screen. Press enter at the menu item to
enter the right hand screen for editing. “Edit component” appears on top. The
reversed color field is the current cursor position and the blue text are available for
editing. The orange text shows autodetected information and are not available for
editing. With your cursor under the BIOS Characteristics field, pressing <Enter>
will bring a second pop-up menu. Use the + - (plus-minus) keys to change the settings. Enter to exit and save, ESC to exit and not save.
If the user has made changes, ESC will prompt you to answer Y or N. Enter Y to go
back to the left-hand screen and save, enter N to go back to left-hand screen and not
save. If editing has not been made, ESC will send you back to the left hand menu
without any messages.
Notes
A heading, *** BIOS Auto Detect *** appears on the right for each menu item on the left
side that has been auto detected by the system BIOS.
A heading, *** User Modified *** will appear on the right for menu items that have been
modified by the user.
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VI. DESKTOP MANAGEMENT
Save MIFD
VI. DMI
Using DMI Utility
You can save the MIFD (normally only saved to flash ROM) to a file by entering the
drive and path here. If you want to cancel save, you may press ESC and a message
“Bad File Name” appears here to show it was not saved.
Load MIFD
You can load the disk file to memory by entering a drive and path and file name
here.
Load BIOS Defaults
You can load the BIOS defaults from a MIFD file and can clear all user modified
and added data. You must reboot your computer in order for the defaults to be saved
back into the Flash BIOS.
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VII. ADAPTEC SCSI SELECT
Configuring the SCSI Adapter
Access the SCSI BIOS by holding down both CTRL and A keys when you see the
BIOS banner message listing the driver name and the attached devices. For example:
Adaptec AIC-7890 SCSI BIOS Build 20107
(c) 1998 Adaptec, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
VII. SCSI SELECT
Configuring SCSI
<<< Press <Ctrl><A> for SCSISelect(TM) Utility! >>>
The SCSISelect screen will come up. Instructions on how to move the cursor and
select options are listed on the bottom of the program windows.
SCSI Disk Utilities
The SCSI Disk Utilities option displays information on SCSI IDs 0 though 15, listing
all devices on the bus including non-disk devices. When you select a device from the
list and press Enter key, another window appears giving you the option of selecting
one of two sub-utilities, Format Disk or Verify Media. These utilities are used for
hard disk drives only and will have no effect on other non-disk SCSI devices.
Format Disk - low-level formats your SCSI hard disks. In general, SCSI hard disks
have already been low-level formatted when you get them, so you generally do not
need to use this function.
Verify Media - scans the selected drive media for defects, notifies you of any defects found and gives you the option of reassigning bad blocks so that data will not
be written to them. This utility is only necessary if you suspect that your SCSI disk
drive has a problem.
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VIII. ADAPTEC EZ-SCSI
Welcome to Adaptec EZSCSIVI, ADAPTEC EZ-SCSI UTILITY 4.03. Adaptec
EZSCSI gives you what you need to use DOS, Windows®3.1x, or Windows for
Workgroups3.1x.
Note: The ADAPTEC EZ-SCSI UTILITY does not provide drivers for Windows®95
and WindowsNT™.
Quick Start Instructions
First, install SCSI devices (see the hardware documentation for details). Then follow the instructions for your operating system software in one of the following sections. We recommend that after you install Adaptec EZSCSI, you run SCSITutor to
learn more about the features of SCSI.
Windows95 or WindowsNT
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Intro/Quick Start
If you want to install Windows95 or WindowsNT on a new computer system, you
may not be able to access your SCSI CDROM drive at first. (Usually, you install
Windows95 and WindowsNT from a CDROM disc.) To gain access to your CDROM
drive, follow the DOS Quick Start instructions.
Windows/Windows for Workgroups 3.1x
1 Install Windows 3.1x or Windows for Workgroups 3.1x and start it running on
your computer.
2 Insert the Adaptec EZSCSI Setup Disk into your floppy disk drive.
3 Select File/Run from the Program Manager menu.
4 When the Run dialog box appears, type a:\setup if you are using the A drive or
b:\setup if you are using the B drive. Then click OK.
5 Follow the onscreen instructions.
DOS
1 Install DOS 6.x or later and start it running on your computer.
2 Insert the Adaptec EZSCSI Setup Disk into your floppy disk drive.
3 At the DOS prompt, type a:\install (assuming your 3.5” floppy is A: drive).
Then press <Enter>.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions.
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Troubleshooting Tips
SCSI Device Troubleshooting
Review this checklist if your newly-installed SCSI disk drives, CDROM drives, and
other devices do not seem to work properly:
• Be sure that termination is correctly set for all devices on the SCSI bus, as
•
•
VIII. EZ-SCSI UTILITY
Troubleshooting
•
•
described in your host adapter documentation.
Be sure there are no hardware conflicts such as devices in your computer trying to use the same interrupts (IRQs) or DMA channels.
Be sure the cables connecting the external and internal SCSI devices and the
host adapter are attached securely. Also be sure the pin-1 orientation is correct
for internal cables. See the host adapter documentation for more information.
Be sure that each SCSI device connected to the host adapter has a unique SCSI ID.
Be sure CD-ROM drives and other SCSI devices are attached to a power source
and are turned ON.
Windows95/WindowsNT Troubleshooting
What is a miniport driver, and how do I make sure that the miniport driver is
installed correctly?
Miniport drivers are a new kind of 32bit protect mode device driver used by Windows95 and WindowsNT to control host adapters and other kinds of devices. Windows95 and WindowsNT include a set of miniport drivers for various types of SCSI
host adapters. The host adapter miniport driver is automatically installed and configured during Windows95 and WindowsNT installation if your host adapter is already installed. To make sure the driver is installed correctly in systems running
Windows95, open the Control Panel, double-click on System, and click the Device
Manager tab. Then double-click the SCSI Controllers icon; you should see the model
name of the SCSI host adapter(s) installed in your system.
What if there is no SCSI controllers icon under Device Manager, or the model
name of the SCSI chipset does not appear under Device Manager?
If the SCSI controllers icon or your host adapter’s model name do not appear, open
Control Panel and double-click the Add New Hardware icon. Let Windows search
for the host adapter by selecting Yes on the second screen of the Add New Hardware
Wizard.
If Windows does not detect the host adapter, run the Add New Hardware Wizard
again. This time, select No on the second screen of the wizard, then select SCSI
controllers on the next screen. Select the name of your host adapter when it appears.
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If the name of your SCSI chipset does not appear, you may be able to find its
miniport driver on the Windows95 CD-ROM. Follow these steps:
1 Place the Windows95 CD-ROM in your CDROM drive and run the Add New
Hardware wizard.
2 Select No on the second screen, and select SCSI controllers on the next screen.
3 Click on the Have Disk button, then click the Browse button.
4 Look in the \drivers\storage directory of the CDROM and select the name of
your SCSI host adapter if it appears.
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Troubleshooting
What if a yellow exclamation point or a red X appears in Device Manager in
front of my host adapter?
This means there is some kind of resource problem. First, see if the names of any
host adapters appear that are not actually installed in your computer. If so, select the
name and click Remove. If a red X appears in front of your host adapter name,
remove all the host adapter references under SCSI Controllers and run Add New
Hardware, as described in the previous question/answer. If a yellow exclamation
point appears in front of your host adapter name, the resources that the driver uses
probably do not match the resources used by the hardware. Double-click the host
adapter name, then click on the Resource tab. Deselect the Use automatic settings
box and edit the resources (Interrupt Request, Direct Memory Access, etc.) so they
match those used by the host adapter. If the problem still remains, there is probably
a hardware resource conflict between the host adapter and other hardware in your
computer. You can fix this by changing the hardware resource settings. (See your
hardware documentation.)
What do I need to do if I want to use another host adapter?
1 Open the Control Panel, double-click on System, and click the Device Manager tab.
2 Double-click the SCSI Controllers icon, select the name of the old host adapter,
and click Remove.
3 Turn OFF the computer and physically remove the currently installed host
adapter.
4 Install the new host adapter according to the instructions in the hardware documentation.
5 Turn the computer ON. If the new host adapter supports Plug and Play, Windows will install and configure it automatically. Otherwise, run Add New Hardware to make sure the new driver is loaded.
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If I am running under Windows95, do I need lines for the Adaptec real mode
ASPI drivers and mscdex in my CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files?
Usually, you do not need to use these real mode ASPI drivers, because the new
Windows miniport drivers support most SCSI host adapters and SCSI devices. However, you need to load the drivers (including mscdex, if you have a CDROM drive)
if any of the following is true:
• You are running in MSDOS mode
• You are using a scanner or another SCSI device with CONFIG.SYS- or
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AUTOEXEC.BAT-based drivers, such as HP’s sjiix.sys
You have an older model SCSI-1 CDROM drive that Windows95 does not
support
You are using a CD-Recorder drive (however, some newer models of CDRecorder drives can use the embedded Windows miniport drivers)
VIII. EZ-SCSI UTILITY
Troubleshooting
To install the Adaptec EZSCSI DOS drivers, click the Start button and select Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode. When the DOS prompt appears, follow the
Quick Start instructions for DOS.
My CDROM drive doesn’t work properly under Windows95.
Some older models of SCSI CDROM drives are not compatible with the embedded
Windows95 CDROM driver. You can add support for the CDROM drive by doing
the following:
1 Click the Start button and select Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode.
2 When the DOS prompt appears, follow the Quick Start instructions for DOS.
3 When you are finished running Adaptec EZSCSI for DOS, find the file named
cdtsd.vxd in the windows\system\iosubsys directory and rename it cdtsd.sav.
My CDROM drive shows up as more than one icon under My Computer.
The mapping between mscdex, which runs in real mode, and the Windows95 CDROM
driver does not match. You can correct this in one of two ways:
• Comment out the line that loads mscdex.exe in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
• Change the /L switch on the line that loads mscdex.exe in the AUTOEXEC.BAT
file so it assigns the CDROM drive the next highest logical drive letter after
the hard disk drives.
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Information for DOS/Windows 3.1x Users
The following information may be useful if you install Adaptec EZSCSI on a computer running DOS, Windows 3.1x, or Windows for Workgroups3.1x.
NOTE: The Windows95/WindowsNT Troubleshooting section on page 6 describes a few situations when you may need to use the DOS/Windows3.1x drivers and ASPI managers under Windows95 or WindowsNT.
DOS and Windows3.1x Device Drivers
VIII. EZ-SCSI UTILITY
DOS/Win Info.
Device drivers are software programs that enable your computer to communicate
with SCSI devices such as hard disk drives, CDROM drives, and scanners. Each
kind of device requires a different device driver. Adaptec EZSCSI includes several
DOS/Windows3.1x device drivers that are copied to your hard disk during installation. Adaptec EZSCSI adds command lines to your CONFIG.SYS and
AUTOEXEC.BAT files to load these device drivers if it finds these kinds of devices
on your computer.
To learn more about the Adaptec EZSCSI device drivers, including their command
line option information, see the online Adaptec EZSCSI Online Reference, a Windows Help application.
DOS and Windows3.1x ASPI Managers
ASPI (Advanced SCSI Programming Interface) managers are software programs
that enable the SCSI device drivers, your host adapter, and your SCSI devices to
communicate with each other. ASPI managers are written for a specific operating
system, such as DOS, and a specific family of Adaptec host adapters.
Adaptec EZSCSI includes several ASPI managers for DOS/Windows3.1x. When
you install Adaptec EZSCSI on these operating systems, it detects what kind of host
adapter is installed in your computer and automatically configures your system with
the correct ASPI manager. To learn more about these ASPI managers, including
their command line option information, see the Adaptec EZSCSI Online Reference,
a Windows Help application.
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DOS Formatting Utilities
Adaptec EZSCSI includes several DOS-based formatting utilities:
Low-level Formatter (scsifmt)
Use the DOS-based scsifmt utility for low-level formatting of SCSI hard disk drives,
removable media, Floptical® drives, and magneto-optical drives. You can also use
it to scan a disk device for surface defects before you store data on it.
Run scsifmt from the DOS prompt, not from the Windows MSDOS prompt. Before
you run it, be sure the disk devices you want to format are connected to the host
adapter and that they are powered. Then follow these steps:
VIII. EZ-SCSI UTILITY
Formatting
1. Change to the directory where scsifmt.exe is located (usually c:\scsi), type
scsifmt at the DOS prompt, and press Enter.
NOTE: If you are formatting a SCSI disk device that supports more than one
LUN (for example, Iomega’s Bernoulli dual multidrive) type scsifmt /L at the
command line.
2. When the first screen appears, read it and press Enter to continue. (Press F1 at
any time to view Help.) Information about your SCSI disk devices appears on
the screen.
3. Use the arrow keys to move the highlight bar to a disk device you want to
format or verify, then press Enter.
4. When the next screen appears, select either Format or Verify (to verify that the
disk is free of surface defects), then press Enter.
WARNING! Back up important data before you format the disk device!
A low-level format erases all data from the disk.
5. If you select Format, confirm that you want to format the disk, then wait while
the disk device is formatted. This may take a long time if the disk is large.
If you select Verify, you can press Esc at any time to stop the verification
process. (This does not damage the disk.) If the utility finds bad blocks on the
disk, it displays information about them. You can reassign the bad block(s) to
prevent data from being stored there.
6. Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5, as needed, to format or verify other disk devices.
When you are finished, press Esc to exit.
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Formatter and Partitioner (afdisk)
Use the DOS-based afdisk utility to partition and format SCSI hard disk drives,
Floptical drives, and magneto-optical drives. You can also use afdisk to remove
DOS and non-DOS partitions from a disk drive and to format removable media in
standard hard disk format, OS/2 floppy format, or DOS V (Japanese) format.
NOTE: Use afdisk only if the disk device is not controlled by the host adapter BIOS—
that is, if the host adapter does not have a BIOS or if its BIOS is not enabled. If the disk
device is controlled by the host adapter BIOS, use the DOS fdisk utility to partition and
format the disk device. (See the MSDOS documentation.)
Run afdisk from the DOS prompt only, not from the Windows MSDOS prompt.
Before you run it, be sure the disk devices you want to format and partition are
connected to the host adapter and that they are powered. Then follow these steps:
VIII. EZ-SCSI UTILITY
Partitioning
1. Change to the directory where afdisk.exe is located (usually c:\scsi), type afdisk
at the DOS prompt, and press Enter.
Information about your SCSI disk devices appears on the screen. (The number
that appears after Target is the device’s SCSI ID.)
2. Use the arrow keys to move the highlight bar to the disk device you want to
partition, then press Enter.
- If the selected disk device is controlled by the host adapter BIOS, you can
view information about it but you cannot partition it with afdisk (Use the DOS
fdisk and format utilities.)
- If the selected disk device is unpartitioned, you must partition it before you
can format it. To do this, follow the instructions on the screen. (Press F1 to see
an explanation of the partitioning options.)
Information about the selected disk device appears in the lower left of the
screen. Disks smaller than 1 Gigabyte have 64 heads, 32 sectors per track, and
cylinders equal to the number of MB of available capacity. Disks larger than 1
Gigabyte have 255 heads, 63sectors per track, and one cylinder per 8 MB of
available capacity.
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3. To create a new partition on the disk device, press Ins. A screen similar to this
appears:
Adaptec SCSI Disk Setup Program v3.33
Select SCSI Device to Partition
HA #0 - Target 0
HA #0 - Target 4
Type
Start
End
Megs
QUANTUM LP105S 910109405
IOMEGA
BETA90
Logical Drive Info
64
32
85
512
head
sectors/track
cylinders
bytes/sector
Create a DOS Partition
Start Cylinder:
End Cylinder:
85 megabytes
2AEEFh blocks
0
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<Ins> Create, <Del> Delete, <F1> Help, <Esc> Exit
VIII. EZ-SCSI UTILITY
Partitioning
The Create a DOS Partition window suggests that you create one partition on
the disk device, equal to its entire capacity. If this is what you want to do, skip
to step 5.
4. To change the size of the partition, use the arrow keys to select Start Cylinder
and End Cylinder, and type in the numbers you want. Partitions up to 2Gigabytes
are supported.
5. When the number of cylinders is what you want, press Esc. When the confirmation prompt appears, select Yes and press Enter to create the partition.
To create more partitions on the same disk device, repeat steps 3, 4, and 5. As
you create partitions on the disk, they are added to the window at the upper
right of the screen, as shown here:
Adaptec SCSI Disk Setup Program v3.33
Select SCSI Device to Partition
Type
Start
DOS
QUANTUM LP105S 910109405
IOMEGA BETA90
HA #0 - Target 0
HA #0 - Target 4
0
End
Megs
84
85
Logical Drive Info
64
32
85
512
head
sectors/track
cylinders
bytes/sector
85 megabytes
2AEEFh blocks
<Ins> Create, <Del> Delete, <F1> Help, <Esc> Exit
6. Press Esc to return to the Select SCSI Device to Partition window. If you want
to partition a different disk device, select the device from the list and repeat the
earlier steps.
7. To quit afdisk, press Esc and select Yes to confirm that you want to quit.
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IX. ASUS LAN Card
IX. ASUS LAN Card
PCI-L101 LAN Card
ASUS PCI-L101 Fast Ethernet Card
LEDs
LAN Activity
Output Signal
Intel
Chipset
RJ45
Wake on LAN
Output Signal
ASUS
Motherboard type
Other
If you are using the ASUS PCI-L101 on an ASUS motherboard, leave the jumper on
its defaut setting of “ASUS.” If you are using another brand of motherboard, se
jumper to “Other.” Connect the Wake on LAN (WOL) output signal to the
motherboard’s WOL_CON in order to utilize the wake on LAN feature of the motherboard. Connect the LAN activity output signal (LAN_LED) to the system cabinet’
front panel LAN_LED in order to display the LAN data activity.
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Features
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Intel 82558 Ethernet LAN Controller (Fully integrated 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
Wake-On-LAN Remote Control Function Supported
PCI Bus Master Complies to PCI Local Bus Rev. 2.1 specifications
Consists of MAC & PHY (10/100Mbps) interfaces
Complies to IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T and IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX interfaces
Fully supports 10BASE-T & 100BASE-TX operations through a single RJ45 port
Supports 32-bit Bus Master Technology / PCI Rev. 2.1
Enhancements on ACPI & APM
Adheres to PCI Bus Power Management Interface Rev. 1.0, ACPI Rev. 1.0, and
Device Class Power Management Rev. 1.0
IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation for 10Mbps/100Mbps Network Data Transfer Rates.
Provides LED indicators for monitoring network conditions
Plug and Play
Software Driver Support
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IX. ASUS LAN Card
Features
NetWare ODI Drivers - Novell Netware 3.x, 4.x, DOS, OS/2 Client
NDIS 2.01 Drivers - Microsoft LAN Manager, Microsoft Windows 3.11, IBM
LAN Server
NDIS 3.0 Drivers - Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft
Windows 3.11
Question and Answer
Q: What is Wake-On-LAN ?
A: The Wake-On-LAN feature provides the capability to remotely power on systems supporting Wake-On-LAN by simply sending a wake-up frame. With this
feature, remotely uploading/downloading data to/from systems during off-peak
hours will be feasible.
Q: What can Wake-On-LAN do for you ?
A: Wake-On-LAN is a remote management tool with advantages that can reduce
system management workload, provide flexibility to the system administrator’s
job, and then of course save you time-consuming efforts and costs.
Q: What components does Wake-On-LAN require to be enable?
A: To enable Wake-On-LAN function, your system requires Ethernet LAN adapter
card that can activate Wake-On-LAN function, a client with Wake-On-LAN capability, and software such as LDCM Rev. 3.10 or up that can trigger wake-up frame.
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OTHER ASUS PRODUCTS
®
Barebone Servers
Pentium® III PC100 ECC Ultra2 SCSI
5.25”
Pentium® II Max. Memory
Onboard Fixed Storage
Support
(GB)
(Channels)
Devices
Hot-Swap Trays
AP100
1
1
1
3
0
AP200
2
1
1
3
0
AP2000
2
1
1
4
3 or 5*
AP2500
2
1
1
4
3 or 5*
AP3000
2 Xeon™
2
2
4
3 or 5*
AP6000
2
1
1
4
8**
AP7500
2
1
1
4
8**
AP8000
2 Xeon™
2
2
4
8**
*
**
Three 1.6-inch or five 1-inch SCA-2 SCSI hard drives
Eight 1.6-inch or 1-inch SCSI hard drives
Mid-Range Servers
AP6000
AP7500
AP8000
Value Servers
AP2000
AP2500
AP3000
Rack Mountable
Group Servers
AP100
AP200
OTHER ASUS PRODUCTS
ASUS AR1000 RAID Sub-system
with DA3000 SCSI-to-SCSI RAID Controller
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Supports 5x86 RAID processor and two 72-pin SIMM sockets for up to 128MB
cache memory
Supports three Ultra2 SCSI channels; up to 80MB/sec data transfer rate
Supports multiple Host/Drive channel capacity
Redundant controller capacity
Supports non-RAID, RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5
On-line failure drive rebuilding
Automatic rebuilding — supports local/global spare drive
On-line expansion capacity
Supports SAF-TE (SCSI Accessed Fault-Tolerant Enclosure) feature
Provides LCD panel and RS-232 port to configure RAID
Ten 1.0” or six 1.6” Ultra2 SCSI SCA-2 hot-swappable drive bays
19” rack mountable (height: 5U)
LED for hard disk power and
working status
Two 8cm system fans and four 6cm
drive fans
Aluminum disk arrays for easy
heat dissipation
350W redundant power supply
ASUS PCI-DA2100/2200 Series SCSI RAID Card
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PCI-DA2100 series support 4x86 DX4-100 processor
PCI-DA2200 series support 5x86-133 processor
One 72-pin SIMM socket supports up to 128MB cache memory
RAID levels 0, 0+1, 3, 5, non-RAID
PCI-DA2100A supports Ultra Wide SCSI interface and dual channels
PCI-DA2200A supports Ultra2 SCSI interface and single channel
PCI-DA2200B supports Ultra2 SCSI interface and dual channels
Automatic bad sector reassignment
Supports both global and local spare drive operation
Background rebuilding
PCI rev. 2.1 compliant
Up to 8 logical drives and 8
partitions per logical drive;
number of drives for each
logical drive has no limitation
OTHER ASUS PRODUCTS
®
Goes Mobile!
M8300/8200 Series
Thin & Light Convertible Notebook PC
13.3” or 12.1” TFT Color Display
233/266/300/333/366/400+MHz
F7400 Series
Professional Notebook PC
14.1” TFT Color Display
300/333/366/400+MHz
Built-in DVD/MPEG2 Decoder
L7300/7200 Series
All-in-One Compact Notebook PC
13.3” or 12.1” TFT Color Display
300/333/366/400+MHz
OTHER ASUS PRODUCTS
®
Ultra-Fast CD-ROM
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Drive Interface Type:
Disc Formats:
Disk Size:
OS Compatibility:
Cache Buffer Size:
Data Transfer Rate:
Access Time:
Supports high speed CD-Audio playback
Supports high speed digital audio extraction
Supports UltraDMA/33 transfer mode
Compatible with all CD formats
Supports multi-read function (CD-R/CD-RW)
ATAPI/Enhanced IDE supporting PIO mode 4, multiword DMA mode 2, UltraDMA/33
Audio CD, CD-ROM (mode 1 & mode 2), Mixed
mode, CD-ROM/XA (mode 2, form 1 & form 2),
Video CD, CD-I, Photo CD (single & multi-session),
Karaoke CD, CD Extra, I-Trax, CD-R, CD-RW
8 cm and 12 cm
DOS 6.xx, Windows 3.x/95/98, OS/2 Warp, Netware,
SCO UNIX
128KB
CD-S500 7500 KBps maximum
CD-S450 6750 KBps maximum
CD-S400 6000 KBps maximum
75ms