Preface
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
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 the 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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver
Connect the equipment onto 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
Shielded interconnect cables and a shielded AC power cable must be employed with
this equipment to ensure compliance with the pertinent RF emission limits governing this device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the system’s
manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation
Canadian Department of Communications
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interferencecausing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement sur
le matériel brouilieur du Canada.
About the Manual
The manual consists of the following:
Chapter 1
Describes
features
motherboard.
Introducing the Motherboard
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Chapter 2
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of
the
page 1
Describes installation of motherboard
components.
Installing the Motherboard
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Chapter 3
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page 7
Provides information on using the
BIOS Setup Utility.
Using BIOS
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page 25
Chapter 4
Describes the motherboard software.
Using the Motherboard Software
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Chapter 5
Describes the eJIFFY setting up
Setting Up eJIFFY
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Chapter 6
Trouble Shooting
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page 45
page 49
Provides basic trouble shooting tips
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
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Chapter 1
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Introducing the Motherboard
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Introduction......................................................................................1
Feature...............................................................................................2
Specification......................................................................................5
Motherboard Components.............................................................6
Chapter 2
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Installing the Motherboard
7
Safety Precautions............................................................................7
Choosing a Computer Case.............................................................7
Installing the Motherboard in a Case............................................7
Checking Jumper Settings...............................................................8
Setting Jumpers...................................................................8
Checking Jumper Settings...................................................9
Jumper Settings...................................................................9
Installing Hardware........................................................................10
Installing the Processor.....................................................10
Installing Memory Modules...............................................12
Expansion Slots.................................................................13
Connecting Optional Devices............................................15
Installing a Hard Disk Drive/CD-ROM/SATA Hard Drive..17
Connecting I/O Devices................................................................19
Connecting Case Components.....................................................20
Front Panel Header...........................................................23
Chapter 3
25
Using BIOS
25
About the Setup Utility................................................................ 25
The Standard Configuration..............................................25
Entering the Setup Utility....................................................25
Resetting the Default CMOS Values...................................26
Using BIOS......................................................................................27
Standard CMOS Setup.......................................................28
Advanced Setup..................................................................30
Advanced Chipset Setup.....................................................32
Integrated Peripherals........................................................33
Power Management Setup..................................................34
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PCI/PnP Setup...................................................................36
PC Health Status................................................................36
Frequency/Voltage Control.................................................41
Load Default Settings.........................................................42
Supervisor Password.........................................................42
User Password...................................................................43
Save & Exit Setup................................................................43
Exit Without Saving.............................................................43
Updating the BIOS...............................................................44
Chapter 4
45
Using the Motherboard Software
45
About the Software DVD-ROM/CD-ROM..................................45
Auto-installing under Windows XP/Vista/7...............................45
Running Setup....................................................................46
Manual Installation........................................................................48
Utility Software Reference............................................................48
Chapter 5
49
Setting Up eJIFFY
49
Introduction..........................................................................................49
Installation and BIOS Setup.................................................................50
Entering eJIFFY.............................................................................................53
Features Icons...........................................................................................54
Usage FAQ.................................................................................................55
Chapter 6
59
Trouble Shooting
59
Start up problems during assembly.......................................................59
Start up problems after prolong use.................................................60
Maintenance and care tips..................................................................60
Basic Troubleshooting Flowchart...................................................61
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Chapter 1
Introducing the Motherboard
Introduction
Thank you for choosing the G41T-M7 motherboard. This motherboard is a high
performance, enhanced function motherboard designed to support the LGA775 socket
Intel Core 2 Quad/Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo/Pentium® Dual-Core/Celeron® Dual-Core/
Celeron® 400 series processors for high-end business or personal desktop markets.
The motherboard incorporates the Intel® G41 Northbridge (NB) and Intel ® ICH7
Southbridge (SB) chipsets. The Northbridge supports a Front Side Bus (FSB) frequency of 1333/1066 MHz using a scalable FSB Vcc_CPU. The memory controller
supports DDR3 memory DIMM frequencies of 1066/800. It supports two DDR3
sockets with up to maximum memory of 8 GB. DDR3 Maximum memory bandwidth
of 12.8 GB/s in dual-channel symmetric mode assuming DDR3 1066/800 MHz. High
resolution graphics via one PCI Express slot, intended for Graphics Interface, is fully
compliant to the PCI Express Gen 1.
The ICH7 Southbridge supports one PCI slot which is PCI v2.3 compliant. In addition, one PCI Express x1 slot is supported, fully compliant to the PCI Express Base
Specification revision 1.0. It implements an EHCI compliant interface that provides
480 Mb/s bandwidth for eight USB 2.0 ports (four USB ports and two USB 2.0 headers
support additional four USB ports). One onboard IDE connector supports two IDE
devices in Ultra ATA100/66/33 mode. The Southbridge integrates a Serial ATA host
controller, supporting two SATA ports with maximum transfer rate up to 3.0 Gb/s
each.
The motherboard is equipped with advanced full set of I/O ports in the rear panel,
including PS/2 mouse and keyboard connectors, one VGA port, four USB ports, one
LAN port, and audio jacks for microphone, line-in and line-out.
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Feature
Processor
The motherboard uses an LGA775 type of Intel Core 2 Quad/Intel® CoreTM 2
Duo/Pentium® Dual-Core/Celeron® Dual-Core/Celeron® 400 series processors
that carries the following features:
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Intel Core 2 Quad/Intel® Core TM 2 Duo/Pentium ® Dual-Core/Celeron ®
Dual-Core/Celeron® 400 series processors
Supports a system bus (FSB) of 1333/1066/800 MHz
LGA775 socket for latest Intel® 45nm Multi-Core processors
Chipset
The Intel® G41 Northbridge (NB) and Intel® ICH7 Southbridge (SB) chipsets are
based on an innovative and scalable architecture with proven reliability and
performance.
G41 (NB)
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ICH7 (SB)
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Supports 36-bit host bus addressing, allowing the CPU to
access the entire 64 GB of the memory address space
2 GB/s point-to-point Direct Media Interface (DMI) to
ICH7 (1 GB/s each direction)
Supports 2-GB, 1-Gb, 512 Mb DDR3 DRAM technologies for x8 and x16 devices
One, 16-lane (x16) PCI Express port intended for external device attach, fully compatible to the PCI Express
Gen 1
An integrated graphics device (IGD) delivering cost competitive 3D, 2D and video capabilities
Microsoft DX10 and 128MB share memory are supported
Enhanced DMA Controller, interrupt controller, and timer
functions
Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification, Revision 1.0a
Compliant with PCI v2.3 specification
Integrated SATA 3.0 Gb/s Host Controller
Integrated USB 2.0 Host Controller supporting up to
eight USB 2.0 ports
Integrated IDE controller supports Ultra ATA 100/66/
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Memory
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Supports DDR3 1333/1066 DDR3 SDRAM* with Dual-channel architecture.
Accommodates two unbuffered DIMMs.
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets support up to 8 GB.
*Due to the chipset spec, G41T-M7 runs at DDR3 1066/800 MHz memory
speed
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Onboard LAN (optional)
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Supports PCI ExpressTM 1.1
Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
Wake-On-LAN (WOL) and remote wake-up support
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Supports PCI ExpressTM 1.1
Integrated 10/100 transceiver
Wake-On-LAN (WOL) and remote wake-up support
Audio (optional)
This motherboard may support either of the following Audio chipsets:
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5.1 Channel High Definition Audio Codec
Exceeds Microsoft Windows Logo Program (WLP) Requirements
ADCs support 44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/192KHz sample rate
Power Support: Digital: 3.3V; Analog: 5.0V
Expansion Options
The motherboard comes with the following expansion options:
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One PCI Express x16 slots for Graphic Interface
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One PCI Express x1 slot
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One 32-bit PCI v2.3 compliant slot
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One IDE connector that supports two IDE devices
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Two 7-pin SATA connectors
Integrated I/O
The motherboard has a full set of I/O ports and connectors:
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Two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard
One VGA port
Four USB ports
One LAN port
Audio jacks for microphone, line-in and line-out
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BIOS Firmware
This motherboard uses AMI BIOS that enables users to configure many system
features including the following:
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Power management
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Wake-up alarms
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CPU parameters
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CPU and memory timing
The firmware can also be used to set parameters for different processor clock
speeds.
1.Some hardware specifications and software items are subject to change
without prior notice.
2.Due to chipset limitation, we recommend that motherboard be operated in the ambiance between 0 and 50° C.
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Specifications
CPU
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LGA775 socket for Intel Core 2 Quad*/Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo/
Pentium® Dual-Core/Celeron® Dual-Core/Celeron® 400 series processors
Chipset
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Intel G41 & ICH7 Express Chipset
North Bridge: Intel G41 South Bridge: ICH7
Memory
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Dual-channel DDR3 memory architecture
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets support up to 8 GB
Supports DDR3 1066/800 DDR3 SDRAM*
*(Due to the chipset spec, G41T-M7 runs at DDR3 1066/
800 MHz memory speed)
Expansion
Slots
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1 x PCI Express x16 slot
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
1 x PCI slot
Storage
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Supported by Intel ICH7 Express Chipset
2 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s device
1 x Ultra DMA100/66 devices
Audio
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VIA VT1705 6-Ch High Definition audio CODEC
Giga LAN
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RealTek 8103 10/100 Fast Ethernet NIC (Gigabit LAN optional)
Rear Panel I/O •
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Internal I/O
Connectors & •
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Headers
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System BIOS
Form Factor
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1 x PS/2 keyboard & PS/2 mouse connector
1 x VGA port
4 x USB ports
1 x RJ45 LAN connector
1 x Audio port (Line in, microphone in, line out)
1 x 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
1 x 4-pin CPU_FAN connector
1 x IDE connector
• 2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
2 x USB 2.0 headers
• 1 x SPDIF out header
1 x CLR_CMOS header • 1 x Serial port header (COM)
1 x Speaker header
• 1 x Chassis intrusion header
1 x Front panel audio header
1 x Front panel switch/LED header
1 x Parallel port header(LPT)
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AMI BIOS with 8Mb SPI ROM
Supports Plug and Play, STR(S3)/STD(S4), Hardware monitor, Multi Boot, DMI
Supports ACPI revision 1.0 specification
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Micro ATX Size, 225mm x 170mm
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Motherboard Components
Table of Motherboard Components
LABEL
COMPONENTS
LGA775 socket for Intel Core 2 Quad/Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo/
Pentium® Dual-Core/Celeron® Dual-Core/Celeron® 400 series
processors
2. CPU_FAN
CPU cooling fan connector
3. DDR3_1~2
240-pin DDR3 SDRAM slots
4. ATX_POWER Standard 24-pin ATX power connector
5. IDE
Primary IDE channel
6. SPK
Speaker header
7. CLR_CMOS
Clear CMOS jumper
8. SATA1~2
Serial ATA connectors
9. F_USB1~2
Front panel USB headers
10. USBPWR_F Front panel USB power select jumper
11. LPT
Onboard parallel port header
12. SPDIFO
SPDIF out header
13. F_PANEL
Front panel switch/LED header
14. F_AUDIO
Front panel audio header
15. PCI
32-bit add-on card slot
16. COM
Onboard serial port header
17. PCIE
PCI Express x 1 slot
18. PCIEX16
PCI Express x16 graphics card slot
19. USBPWR_R Rear Panel USB/PS2 Power Select jumper
20. ATX12V
4-pin +12V power connector
1. CPU Socket
This concludes Chapter 1. The next chapter explains how to install the motherboard.
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Chapter 2
Installing the Motherboard
Safety Precautions
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Follow these safety precautions when installing the motherboard
Wear a grounding strap attached to a grounded device to avoid damage from static electricity
Discharge static electricity by touching the metal case of a safely
grounded object before working on the motherboard
Leave components in the static-proof bags they came in
Hold all circuit boards by the edges. Do not bend circuit boards
Choosing a Computer Case
There are many types of computer cases on the market. The motherboard complies
with the specifications for the Micro ATX system case. First, some features on the
motherboard are implemented by cabling connectors on the motherboard to indicators and switches on the system case. Make sure that your case supports all the
features required. Secondly, this motherboard supports two enhanced IDE drives.
Make sure that your case has sufficient power and space for all drives that you intend
to install.
Most cases have a choice of I/O templates in the rear panel. Make sure that the I/O
template in the case matches the I/O ports installed on the rear edge of the
motherboard.
This motherboard carries a Micro ATX form factor of 225 x 170 mm. Choose a case
that accommodates this form factor.
Installing the Motherboard in a Case
Refer to the following illustration and instructions for installing the motherboard in
a case.
Most system cases have mounting brackets installed in the case, which correspond
the holes in the motherboard. Place the motherboard over the mounting brackets
and secure the motherboard onto the mounting brackets with screws.
Ensure that your case has an I/O template that supports the I/O ports and expansion
slots on your motherboard.
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Do not over-tighten the screws as this can stress the motherboard.
Checking Jumper Settings
This section explains how to set jumpers for correct configuration of the motherboard.
Setting Jumpers
Use the motherboard jumpers to set system configuration options. Jumpers with
more than one pin are numbered. When setting the jumpers, ensure that the jumper
caps are placed on the correct pins.
The illustrations show a 2-pin jumper.
When the jumper cap is placed on both
pins, the jumper is SHORT. If you remove the jumper cap, or place the jumper
cap on just one pin, the jumper is OPEN.
SHORT
This illustration shows a 3-pin jumper.
Pins 1 and 2 are SHORT.
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Checking Jumper Settings
The following illustration shows the location of the motherboard jumpers. Pin 1 is
labeled.
Jumper Settings
Jumper
Type
Description
CLR_CMOS 3-pin CLEAR CMOS
USBPWR_R
Rear USB/PS2
3-pin Power Select
Jumper
Setting (default)
1-2: NORMAL
2-3: CLEAR
1
Before clearing the
CMOS, make sure to
turn the system off. CLR_CMOS
1
1-2: VCC
2-3: 5VSB
USBPWR_R
USBPWR_F
Front Panel
3-pin USB Power
Select Jumper
1-2: VCC
2-3: 5VSB
1
USBPWR_F
1. To avoid the system instability after clearing CMOS, we recommend
users to enter the main BIOS setting page to “Load Default Settings”
and then “Save & Exit Setup”.
2. Make sure the power supply provides enough 5VSB voltage before selecting the 5VSB function.
3. It is required that users place the USBPWR_F1~2 & USBPWR_R1 cap
onto 2-3 pin rather than 1-2 pin as default if you want to wake up the
computer by USB/PS2 KB/Mouse.
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Installing Hardware
Installing the Processor
Caution: When installing a CPU heatsink and cooling fan make sure
that you DO NOT scratch the motherboard or any of the surfacemount resistors with the clip of the cooling fan. If the clip of the cooling
fan scrapes across the motherboard, you may cause serious damage
to the motherboard or its components.
On most motherboards, there are small surface-mount resistors near
the processor socket, which may be damaged if the cooling fan is
carelessly installed.
Avoid using cooling fans with sharp edges on the fan casing and the
clips. Also, install the cooling fan in a well-lit work area so that you
can clearly see the motherboard and processor socket.
Before installing the Processor
This motherboard automatically determines the CPU clock frequency and system bus
frequency for the processor. You may be able to change the settings in the system
Setup Utility. We strongly recommend that you do not over-clock processors or
other components to run faster than their rated speed.
Warning:
1. Over-clocking components can adversely affect the reliability of the
system and introduce errors into your system. Over-clocking can permanently damage the motherboard by generating excess heat in components that are run beyond the rated limits.
2. Always remove the AC power by unplugging the power cord from
the power outlet before installing or removing the motherboard or
other hardware components.
This motherboard has an LGA775 socket. When choosing a processor, consider the
performance requirements of the system. Performance is based on the processor
design, the clock speed and system bus frequency of the processor, and the quantity
of internal cache memory and external cache memory.
Fail-Safe Procedures for Over-clocking
When end-users encounter failure after attempting over-clocking, please take the
following steps to recover from it.
1. Shut down the computer.
2. Press and hold the “Page Up Key (PgUp)” of the keyboard, and then boot the PC
up.
3. Two seconds after the PC boots up, release the “Page Up Key (PgUp)”.
4. The BIOS returns to the default setting by itself.
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CPU Installation Procedure
The following illustration shows CPU installation components.
A.
Read and follow the instructions shown
on the sticker on the CPU cap.
B. Unload the cap
· Use thumb & forefinger to hold the
lifting tab of the cap.
· Lift the cap up and remove the cap
completely from the socket.
C. Open the load plate
· Use thumb & forefinger to hold the
hook of the lever, pushing down and
pulling aside unlock it.
· Lift up the lever.
· Use thumb to open the load plate. Be
careful not to touch the contacts.
D. Install the CPU on the socket
· Orientate CPU package to the socket.
Make sure you match triangle marker
to pin 1 location.
E.
Close the load plate
· Slightly push down the load plate onto
the tongue side, and hook the lever.
· CPU is locked completely.
F.
Apply thermal grease on top of the CPU.
G. Fasten the cooling fan supporting base
onto the CPU socket on the motherboard.
H. Make sure the CPU fan is plugged to the
CPU fan connector. Please refer to the
CPU cooling fan user’s manual for more
detail installation procedure.
1. To achieve better airflow rates and heat dissipation, we suggest
that you use a high quality fan with 3800 rpm at least. CPU fan and
heatsink installation procedures may vary with the type of CPU fan/
heatsink supplied. The form and size of fan/heatsink may also vary.
2. DO NOT remove the CPU cap from the socket before installing a
CPU.
3. Return Material Authorization (RMA) requests will be accepted
only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
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Installing Memory Modules
This motherboard accommodates two memory modules. It runs at dual-channel
DDR3 1066/800MHz memory speed. The total memory capacity is 8 GB.
DDR3 SDRAM memory module table
Memory module
DDR3 800
DDR3 1066
Memory Bus
400 MHz
533 MHz
You must install at least one module in any of the two slots.
Do not remove any memory module from its antistatic packaging until
you are ready to install it on the motherboard. Handle the modules
only by their edges. Do not touch the components or metal parts.
Always wear a grounding strap when you handle the modules.
Installation Procedure
Refer to the following to install the memory modules.
1
2
3
4
5
6
This motherboard supports unbuffered DDR3 SDRAM .
Push the latches on each side of the DIMM slot down.
Align the memory module with the slot. The DIMM slots are keyed with
notches and the DIMMs are keyed with cutouts so that they can only be
installed correctly.
Check that the cutouts on the DIMM module edge connector match the
notches in the DIMM slot.
Install the DIMM module into the slot and press it firmly down until it
seats correctly. The slot latches are levered upwards and latch on to
the edges of the DIMM.
Install any remaining DIMM modules.
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Expansion Slots
Installing Add-on Cards
The slots on this motherboard are designed to hold expansion cards and connect
them to the system bus. Expansion slots are a means of adding or enhancing the
motherboard’s features and capabilities. With these efficient facilities, you can increase the motherboard’s capabilities by adding hardware that performs tasks that are
not part of the basic system.
PCIEX16 Slot
The PCI Express slot is used to install an external PCI Express
graphics card that is fully compliant to the PCI Express Gen 1.
PCIE Slot
The PCI Express x1 slot is fully compliant to the PCI Express Base
Specification revision 1.0.
PCI Slot
This motherboard is equipped with one standard PCI slot. PCI stands
for Peripheral Component Interconnect and is a bus standard for
expansion cards, which for the most part, is a supplement of the
older ISA bus standard. The PCI slot on this board is PCI v2.3
compliant.
Before installing an add-on card, check the documentation for the card
carefully. If the card is not Plug and Play, you may have to manually
configure the card before installation.
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Follow these instructions to install an add-on card:
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2
3
Remove a blanking plate from the system case corresponding to the
slot you are going to use.
Install the edge connector of the add-on card into the expansion slot.
Ensure that the edge connector is correctly seated in the slot.
Secure the metal bracket of the card to the system case with a screw.
1. For some add-on cards, for example graphics adapters and network
adapters, you have to install drivers and software before you can begin using
the add-on card.
2. The onboard PCI interface does not support 64-bit SCSI cards.
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Connecting Optional Devices
Refer to the following for information on connecting the motherboard’s optional
devices:
SATA1~2: Serial ATA connectors
These connectors are used to support the new Serial ATA devices for the highest data
transfer rates (3.0 Gb/s), simpler disk drive cabling and easier PC assembly. It eliminates limitations of the current Parallel ATA interface. But maintains register compatibility and software compatibility with Parallel ATA.
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
Ground
2
TX+
3
5
7
TX-
4
6
-
Ground
RXGround
RX+
-
F_AUDIO: Front Panel Audio header for Azalia
This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and lineout ports for easier access.
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Signal Name
PORT 1L
PORT 1R
PORT 2R
SENSE_SEND
PORT 2L
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Signal Name
AUD_GND
PRESENCE#
SENSE1_RETURN
KEY
SENSE2_RETURN
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F_USB1~2: Front Panel USB headers
The motherboard has four USB ports installed on the rear edge I/O port array.
Additionally, some computer cases have USB ports at the front of the case. If you
have this kind of case, use auxiliary USB connector to connect the front-mounted
ports to the motherboard.
Pin
Signal Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Function
USBPWR
Front Panel USB Power
USBPWR
Front Panel USB Power
USB_FP_P0-
USB Port 0 Negative Signal
USB_FP_P1-
USB Port 1 Negative Signal
USB_FP_P0+
USB Port 0 Positive Signal
USB_FP_P1+
USB Port 1 Positive Signal
GND
GND
Ground
Ground
Key
No pin
USB_FP_OC0
Overcurrent signal
Please make sure that the USB cable has the same pin assignment as
indicated above. A different pin assignment may cause damage or system
hang-up.
SPDIFO: SPDIF out header
This is an optional header that provides an S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface)
output to digital multimedia device through optical fiber or coaxial connector.
Pin
Signal Name
1
2
3
4
SPDIF
Function
SPDIF digital output
+5VA
5V analog Power
Key
No pin
GND
Ground
COM: Onboard serial port header
Connect a serial port extension bracket to this header to add a second serial port to
your system.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Signal Name
DCDB
SINB
SOUTB
Function
Data Carrier Detect
Serial Input
UART B Serial Output
DTRB
UART B Data Terminal Ready
GND
Ground
DSRB
Data Set Ready
RTSB
CTSB
RART B Request to Send
Clear to Send
RI
Key
Ring Indicator
No pin
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LPT: Onboard parallel port header
This is a header that can be used to connect to the printer, scanner or other devices.
Pin
Signal Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
STROBE
PD0
PD1
PD2
PD3
PD4
PD5
PD6
PD7
ACK
BUSK
PE
SLCT
Pin
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
Signal Name
AFD
ERROR
INIT
SLCTIN
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Key
Installing a Hard Disk Drive/CD-ROM/SATA Hard Drive
This section describes how to install IDE devices such as a hard disk drive and a CDROM drive.
About IDE Devices
Your motherboard has one IDE channel interface.
IDE: IDE Connector
This motherboard supports two high data transfer SATA ports with each runs up to
3.0 Gb/s. To get better system performance, we recommend users connect the CDROM to the IDE channel, and set up the hard drives on the SATA ports.
IDE devices enclose jumpers or switches used to set the IDE device as MASTER or
SLAVE. Refer to the IDE device user’s manual. Installing two IDE devices on one
cable, ensure that one device is set to MASTER and the other device is set to SLAVE.
The documentation of your IDE device explains how to do this.
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About SATA Connectors
Your motherboard features two SATA connectors supporting a total of two drives.
SATA refers to Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the standard interface for the IDE hard drives which are currently used in most PCs. These connectors
are well designed and will only fit in one orientation. Locate the SATA connectors on
the motherboard and follow the illustration below to install the SATA hard drives.
Installing Serial ATA Hard Drives
To install the Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives, use the SATA cable that supports the
Serial ATA protocol. This SATA cable comes with an SATA power cable. You can
connect either end of the SATA cable to the SATA hard drive or the connector on the
motherboard.
SATA cable
(optional)
SATA power cable
(optional)
Refer to the illustration below for proper installation:
1
2
3
Attach either cable end to the connector on the motherboard.
Attach the other cable end to the SATA hard drive.
Attach the SATA power cable to the SATA hard drive and connect the
other end to the power supply.
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Connecting I/O Devices
The backplane of the motherboard has the following I/O ports:
PS2 Mouse
Use the upper PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 pointing device.
PS2 Keyboard
Use the lower PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 keyboard.
VGA Port
Connect your monitor to the VGA port.
LAN Port
Connect an RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to connect your
computer to the Network.
USB Ports
Use the USB ports to connect USB devices.
Audio Ports
Use the three audio ports to connect audio devices. The
first jack is for stereo line-in signal. The second jack is for
stereo line-out signal. The third jack is for microphone.
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Connecting Case Components
After you have installed the motherboard into a case, you can begin connecting the
motherboard components. Refer to the following:
1
2
3
4
5
Connect the CPU cooling fan cable to CPU_FAN.
Connect the standard power supply connector to ATX_POWER.
Connect the case switches and indicator LEDs to the F_PANEL.
Connect the case speaker cable to SPK.
Connect the auxiliary case power supply connector to ATX12V.
Connecting 24-pin power cable
The ATX_POWER 24-pin connector allows you to connect to ATX v2.x
power supply.
With ATX v2.x power supply, users please
note that when installing 24-pin power
cable, the latches of power cable and the
ATX_POWER match perfectly.
24-pin power cable
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Connecting 4-pin power cable
The ATX12V power connector is used to provide power to the CPU.
When installing 4-pin power cable, the
latches of power cable and the ATX12V
match perfectly.
4-pin power cable
CPU_FAN: CPU Cooling FAN Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
Function
GND
System Ground
+12V
Power +12V
Sense
Sensor
PWM
PWM
Users please note that the fan connector supports the CPU cooling fan
of 1.1A ~ 2.2A (26.4W max) at +12V.
ATX_POWER: ATX 24-pin Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Signal Name
Pin
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
+3.3V
+3.3V
Ground
+5V
Ground
+5V
Ground
PWRGD
+5VSB
Signal Name
+3.3V
-12V
Ground
PS_ON
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5V
+5V
10
11
+12V
22
23
+5V
+12V
12
+3.3V
24
Ground
+5V
SPK: Internal speaker
Pin
Signal Name
1
2
3
4
VCC
Key
NC
Signal
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ATX12V: ATX 12V Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
Ground
Ground
+12V
+12V
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Front Panel Header
The front panel header (F_PANEL) provides a standard set of switch and LED
headers commonly found on ATX or micro-ATX cases. Refer to the table below for
information:
Pin
Signal
Function
Pin
Signal
Function
1
HD_LED_P Hard disk LED (+)
2
FP PWR/SLP *MSG LED (+)
3
HD_LED_N Hard disk LED (-)
4
FP PWR/SLP *MSG LED (-)
5
RST_SW_N Reset Switch (-)
6
PWR_SW_P Power Switch (+)
7
RST_SW_P
Reset Switch (+)
8
PWR_SW_N Power Switch (-)
9
RSVD
Reserved
10
Key
No pin
* MSG LED (dual color or single color)
Hard Drive Activity LED
Connecting pins 1 and 3 to a front panel mounted LED provides visual indication
that data is being read from or written to the hard drive. For the LED to function
properly, an IDE drive should be connected to the onboard IDE interface. The LED
will also show activity for devices connected to the SCSI (hard drive activity LED)
connector.
Power/Sleep/Message waiting LED
Connecting pins 2 and 4 to a single or dual-color, front panel mounted LED provides
power on/off, sleep, and message waiting indication.
Reset Switch
Supporting the reset function requires connecting pins 5 and 7 to a momentarycontact switch that is normally open. When the switch is closed, the board resets and
runs POST.
Power Switch
Supporting the power on/off function requires connecting pins 6 and 8 to a momentary-contact switch that is normally open. The switch should maintain contact for at
least 50 ms to signal the power supply to switch on or off. The time requirement is
due to internal de-bounce circuitry. After receiving a power on/off signal, at least two
seconds elapses before the power supply recognizes another on/off signal.
This concludes Chapter 2. The next chapter covers the BIOS.
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Memo
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Chapter 3
Using BIOS
About the Setup Utility
The computer uses the latest “American Megatrends Inc. ” BIOS with support for
Windows Plug and Play. The CMOS chip on the motherboard contains the ROM
setup instructions for configuring the motherboard BIOS.
The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) Setup Utility displays the system’s
configuration status and provides you with options to set system parameters. The
parameters are stored in battery-backed-up CMOS RAM that saves this information
when the power is turned off. When the system is turned back on, the system is
configured with the values you stored in CMOS.
The BIOS Setup Utility enables you to configure:
•
Hard drives, diskette drives and peripherals
•
Video display type and display options
•
Password protection from unauthorized use
•
Power Management features
The settings made in the Setup Utility affect how the computer performs. Before
using the Setup Utility, ensure that you understand the Setup Utility options.
This chapter provides explanations for Setup Utility options.
The Standard Configuration
A standard configuration has already been set in the Setup Utility. However, we
recommend that you read this chapter in case you need to make any changes in the
future.
This Setup Utility should be used:
•
when changing the system configuration
•
when a configuration error is detected and you are prompted to make
changes to the Setup Utility
•
when trying to resolve IRQ conflicts
•
when making changes to the Power Management configuration
•
when changing the password or making other changes to the Security
Setup
Entering the Setup Utility
When you power on the system, BIOS enters the Power-On Self Test (POST)
routines. POST is a series of built-in diagnostics performed by the BIOS. After the
POST routines are completed, the following message appears:
Press DEL to enter SETUP
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Press the delete key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.
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f Standard CMOS Setup
f Advanced Setup
f Advanced Chipset Setup
f Integrated Peripherals
f Power Management Setup
f PCI/PnP Setup
f PC Health Status
fFrequency/Voltage Control
Load Default Settings
fSupervisor Password
fUser Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
mnlk : Move Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
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Resetting the Default CMOS Values
When powering on for the first time, the POST screen may show a
“CMOS Settings Wrong” message. This standard message will appear
following a clear CMOS data at factory by the manufacturer. You
simply need to Load Default Settings to reset the default CMOS
values.
Note: Changes to system hardware such as different CPU, memories,
etc. may also trigger this message.
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f Standard CMOS Setup
fFrequency/Voltage Control
Load Default Settings
f Advanced Setup
fSupervisor Password
f Advanced Chipset Setup
fUser Password
f Integrated Peripherals
Save & Exit Setup
f Power Management Setup Load Default Settings?
Exit Without Saving
f PCI/PnP Setup
[OK] [Cancel]
f PC Health Status
mnlk : Move Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
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Using BIOS
When you start the Setup Utility, the main menu appears. The main menu of the
Setup Utility displays a list of the options that are available. A highlight indicates
which option is currently selected. Use the cursor arrow keys to move the highlight
to other options. When an option is highlighted, execute the option by pressing
<Enter>.
Some options lead to pop-up dialog boxes that prompt you to verify that you wish to
execute that option. Other options lead to dialog boxes that prompt you for information.
Some options (marked with a triangle f) lead to submenus that enable you to change
the values for the option. Use the cursor arrow keys to scroll through the items in the
submenu.
In this manual, default values are enclosed in parenthesis. Submenu items are denoted
by a triangle f .
The default BIOS setting for this motherboard apply for most conditions
with optimum performance. We do not suggest users change the default
values in the BIOS setup and take no responsibility to any damage caused
by changing the BIOS settings.
BIOS Navigation Keys
The BIOS navigation keys are listed below:
KEY
ESC
mnlk
FUNCTION
Exits the current menu
Scrolls through the items on a menu
+/-/
Enter
Modifies the selected field’s values
Select
F9
Loads an optimized setting for better performance
F10
Saves the current configuration and exits setup
F1
Displays a screen that describes all key functions
For the purpose of better product maintenance, we reserve the right to
change the BIOS items presented in the manual. The BIOS setup screens
shown in this chapter are for reference only. Please visit our website for
updated manual.
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Standard CMOS Setup
This option displays basic information about your system.
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Standard CMOS Setup
Date
Time
Thu 11/17/2009
07 :27 :34
f
f
f
f
Not Detected
Not Detected
Hard Disk
Not Detected
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA1
SATA2
IDE BusMaster
Help Item
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Date.
Enabled
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Date & Time
The Date and Time items show the current date and time on the computer. If you are
running a Windows OS, these items are automatically updated whenever you make
changes to the Windows Date and Time Properties utility.
f Primary IDE Master/Slave; SATA1~2
Your computer has one IDE channel and each channel can be installed with one or two
devices (Master and Slave). In addition, this motherboard supports two SATA channels and each channel allows one SATA device to be installed. Use these items to
configure each device on the SATA channel.
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Primary IDE Master
Help Item
Primary IDE Master
Device
Vendor
LBA Mode
PIO Mode
Async DMA
Ultra DMA
:
:
:
:
:
:
ATAPI CDROM
DVD-ROM DDU1632
Supported
4
MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA-2
Type
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
Auto
Auto
Auto
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
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Type (Auto)
Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify. If the feature
is enabled, it will enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data
during each transfer.
PIO Mode (Auto)
Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by optimizing
the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode (Auto)
DMA capability allows user to improve the transfer-speed and data-integrity for
compatible IDE devices.
Press <Esc> to return to the Standard CMOS Setup page.
IDE BusMaster (Enabled)
This item enables or disables the DMA under DOS mode. We recommend you to leave
this item at the default value.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Advanced Setup
This page sets up more advanced information about your system. Handle this page
with caution. Any changes can affect the operation of your computer.
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Advanced Setup
Thermal Management
TM Status
Limit CPUID MaxVal
Enhanced Halt (C1E)
Intel XD Bit
Intel EIST
Quick Power on Self Test
Boot Up Numlock Status
APIC Mode
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
f Hard Disk Drives
f CD/DVD Drivers
Boot Other Device
ECS eJIFFY Function
Enabled
TM1/TM2
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
On
Enabled
Hard Disk Drive
CD/DVD
Removable Dev.
Press Enter
Press Enter
Yes
Disabled
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
Help Item
For the processor its
CPUID belows 0F41h.
TM2 only can be enable
under below setting.
1.Freq.>=3.6GHz FSB800
2.Freq.>=2.8GHz FSB533
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Thermal Management (Enabled)
This item displays CPU’s temperature and enables you to set a safe temperature to
CPU.
TM Status (TM1/TM2)
This item shows TM function status if CPU can support TM function.
Limit CPUID MaxVal (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the Max CPU ID value limit.
Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Enabled)
This item enables or disables enhanced halt (C1E).
Intel XD Bit (Disabled)
This item allows users to enable or disable the Intel XD bit.
Intel EIST (Enabled)
This item allows users to enable or disable the EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep
technology).
Quick Power on Self Test (Enabled)
Enable this item to shorten the power on testing (POST) and have your system start
up faster. You might like to enable this item after you are confident that your system
hardware is operating smoothly.
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Boot Up Numlock Status (On)
This item defines if the keyboard Num Lock key is active when your system is
started.
APIC Mode (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller) mode. APIC provides symmetric multi-processing (SMP) for systems, allowing support for up to 60 processors.
1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device (Hard Disk Drive/CD/DVD/Removable Dev.)
Use this item to determine the device order the computer used to look for an
operating system to load at start-up time. The devices showed here will be different
depending on the exact devices installed on your motherboard.
fHard Disk Drives (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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Hard Disk Drives
Help Item
Hard Disk Drives
1st Drive
ST3160023AS
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
fCD/DVD Drivers (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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CD/DVD Drivers Drives
Help Item
CD/DVD Drivers
1st Drive
TSSTcorpDVD-ROM TS-
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Setup page.
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Boot Other Device (Yes)
When enabled, the system searches all other possible locations for an operating
system if it fails to find one in the devices specified under the First, Second and Third
boot devices.
ECS eJIFFY Function (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the ECS eJIFFY Function. eJIFFY is ECS unique
software program for the quick access to the internet without entering O.S. Please
refer to Chapter 5 to know more about eJIFFY.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
Advanced Chipset Setup
This page sets up more advanced information about your system. Handle this page
with caution. Any changes can affect the operation of your computer.
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Advanced Chipset Setup
DRAM Frequency
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Share Memory Size
DVMT Memory
Memory Remap Feature
HPET
mnlk : Move
Auto
Enabled
64MB
256MB
Enabled
Enabled
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
Help Item
Options
Auto
800 MHz
1066 MHz
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
DRAM Frequency (Auto)
This item enables users to adjust the DRAM frequency. The default setting is auto and
we recommend users leave the setting unchanged. Modify it at will may cause the
system to be unstable.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD (Enabled)
When this item is set to enable, the DDR timing is configured using SPD. SPD (Serial
Presence Detect) is located on the memory modules, BIOS reads information coded
in SPD during system boot up.
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Share Memory Size (Enabled, 64MB)
This item lets you allocate a portion of the main memory for the onboard VGA
display application.
DVMT Memory (256MB)
When set to Fixed Mode, the graphics driver will reserve a fixed portion of the
system memory as graphics memory, according to system and graphics requirements.
Memory Remap Feature (Enabled)
This item allows you to remap the overlapped PCI memory above the total physical
memory if you have a 64 bit OS and 8 GB of RAM.
HPET (Enabled)
This item enables or disables HPET (High Precision Event Timer) support.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
Integrated Peripherals
This page sets up some parameters for peripheral devices connected to the system.
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Integrated Peripherals
Onboard IDE Controller
Onboard SATA Controller
Onboard Audio Function
Onboard LAN Function
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
USB Functions
Legacy USB Support
mnlk : Move
Enabled
Enhanced
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
3F8/IRQ4
378
ECP
DMA3
IRQ7
Enabled
Enabled
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
Help Item
DISABLED: disables the
integrated IDE
Controller.
ENABLED: enables both
Controllers.
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Onboard IDE Controller (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard IDE interface.
Onboard SATA Controller (Enhanced)
This item allows you to enable or disable the onboard SATA controller.
Onboard Audio Function (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard audio device.
Onboard LAN Function (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard LAN function.
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Onboard LAN Boot ROM (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the booting from the onboard LAN or a network
add-in card with a remote boot ROM installed.
Serial Port1 Address (3F8/IRQ4)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard COM1 serial port, and to assign a port
address.
Parallel Port Address (378)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard Parallel port, and to assign a port
address.
Parallel Port Mode (ECP)
Use this item to select the parallel port mode. You can select Normal (Standard
Parallel Port), ECP (Extended Capabilities Port), EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port), or
BPP (Bi-Directional Parallel Port).
ECP Mode DMA Channel (DMA3)
Use this item to assign the DMA Channel under ECP Mode function.
Parallel Port IRQ (IRQ7)
Use this item to assign IRQ to the parallel port.
USB Functions (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the USB function.
Legacy USB Support (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
Power Management Setup
This page sets up some parameters for system power management operation.
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Power Management Setup
ACPI Suspend Type
PWRON After PWR-Fail
Resume By RING
Resume By PCI/PCI-E/Lan PME
Resume By USB (S3)
Resume By PS2 KB (S3)
Resume By PS2 MS (S3)
Resume on RTC Alarm
mnlk : Move
S3
Power Off
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
Help Item
Select the ACPI
state used for
System Suspend.
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
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ACPI Suspend Type (S3)
Use this item to define how your system suspends. In the default, S3, the suspend
mode is a suspend to RAM, i.e, the system shuts down with the exception of a refresh
current to the system memory.
PWRON After PWR-Fail (Power Off)
This item enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its operating
status.
Resume By RING (Disabled)
An input signal on the serial Ring Indicator (RI) line (in other words, an incoming call
on the modem) awakens the system from a soft off state.
Resume By PCI/PCI-E/Lan PME (Disabled)
These items specify whether the system will be awakened from power saving modes
when activity or input signal of the specified hardware peripheral or component is
detected.
Resume By USB (S3) (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable/disable the USB device wakeup function from S3/S4
mode.
Resume By PS2 KB (S3) (Disabled)
This item enables or disables you to allow keyboard activity to awaken the system
from power saving mode.
Resume By PS2 MS (S3) (Disabled)
This item enables or disables you to allow mouse activity to awaken the system from
power saving mode.
Resume on RTC Alarm (Disabled)
The system can be turned off with a software command. If you enable this item, the
system can automatically resume at a fixed time based on the system’s RTC (realtime
clock). Use the items below this one to set the date and time of the wake-up alarm.
You must use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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PCI/PnP Setup
This page sets up some parameters for devices installed on the PCI bus and those
utilizing the system plug and play capability.
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PCI/PnP Setup
Init Display First
PCI
Help Item
Select which graphics
controller to use as
the primary boot
device.
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Init Display First (PCI)
Use this item to select which graphics controller to use as the primary boot devices.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
PC Health Status
On motherboards support hardware monitoring, this item lets you monitor the
parameters for critical voltages, temperatures and fan speeds.
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PC Health Status
Help Item
-=- System Hardware Monitor-=Press Enter
CPU Fan Speed
: 1134 RPM
CPU Vcore
: 1.216 V
VDIMM
: 1.472 V
Case Open Warning
Disabled
Chassis Opened
No
-=- PECI Mode-=Offset to TCC Activation Temp.: -56
fSmart Fan Function
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
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f Smart Fan Function (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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Smart Fan Function
Help Item
Smart Fan Function
SMART Fan Mode
SMART Fan start PWM value
CPU DeltaT
SMART Fan start Offset (-)
Fan1 Slope PWM value/1 Unite
Fan1 Full Speed Offset(-)
Enabled
Normal
28
+3
32
5
7
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
Options
Disabled
Enabled
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
SMART Fan Control (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable/disable the control of the CPU fan speed by changing
the fan voltage.
SMART Fan Mode (Normal)
This item allows you to select the fan mode (Normal, Quiet, Silent, or Manual) for a
better operation environment. If you choose Normal mode, the fan speed will be
auto adjusted depending on the CPU temperature. If you choose Quite mode, the fan
speed will be auto minimized for quiet environment. If you choose Silent mode, the
fan speed will be auto restricted to make system more quietly. If you choose Manual
mode, the fan speed will be adjust depending on users’ parameters.
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Smart Fan Function
Help Item
Smart Fan Function
SMART Fan Mode
SMART Fan start PWM value
CPU DeltaT
SMART Fan start Offset (-)
Fan1 Slope PWM value/1 Unite
Fan1 Full Speed Offset(-)
Enabled
Normal
28
+3
32
5
7
Options
Normal: auto adjusts depending on the CPU temperature.
Quiet: auto minimizes fan
speed for quiet environment operation.
Silent: auto restricts fan
speed to make system
more quietly.
Manual: the fan adjust depending on user’s parameter.
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Press <Esc> to return to the Smart Fan Function page.
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Smart Fan Function
Smart Fan Function
SMART Fan Mode
SMART Fan start PWM value
CPU DeltaT
SMART Fan start Offset (-)
Fan1 Slope PWM value/1 Unite
Fan1 Full Speed Offset(-)
Enabled
Quiet
15
+3
29
5
7
Help Item
Options
Normal: auto adjusts
depending on the CPU
temperature.
Quiet: auto minimizes
fan speed for quiet environment operation.
Silent: auto restricts fan
speed to make system
more quietly.
Manual: the fan adjust
depending on user’s
parameter.
mnlk
: Move Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Press <Esc> to return to the Smart Fan Function page.
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Smart Fan Function
Help Item
Smart Fan Function
SMART Fan Mode
SMART Fan start PWM value
CPU DeltaT
SMART Fan start Offset (-)
Fan1 Slope PWM value/1 Unite
Fan1 Full Speed Offset(-)
Enabled
Silent
28
+3
26
6
6
Options
Normal: auto adjusts
depending on the CPU
temperature.
Quiet: auto minimizes
fan speed for quiet environment operation.
Silent: auto restricts fan
speed to make system
more quietly.
Manual: the fan adjust
depending on user’s
parameter.
mnlk
: Move Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Press <Esc> to return to the Smart Fan Function page.
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Smart Fan Function
Help Item
Smart Fan Function
SMART Fan Mode
SMART Fan start PWM value
CPU DeltaT
SMART Fan start Offset (-)
Fan1 Slope PWM value/1 Unite
Fan1 Full Speed Offset(-)
Enabled
Manual
5
+3
26
6
6
Options
Normal: auto adjusts
depending on the CPU
temperature.
Quiet: auto minimizes
fan speed for quiet environment operation.
Silent: auto restricts fan
speed to make system
more quietly.
Manual: the fan adjust
depending on user’s
parameter.
mnlk
: Move Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Press <Esc> to return to the Smart Fan Mode page.
ECS supports the latest PECI host technology. While using CoreTM 2 Quad or
CoreTM 2 Duo CPU which supports PECI, the original images of the BIOS
item “PC Health Status” and “Smart FAN Function” will be replaced by
PECI mode and negative number. (The max data from PECI is zero.)
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PC Health Status
Help Item
-=- System Hardware Monitor-=Press Enter
CPU Fan Speed
: 2509 RPM
CPU Vcore
: 1.088 V
VDIMM
: 1.824 V
f Smart Fan Function
-=- PECI Mode -=Offset to TCC Activation Temp. :
mnlk : Move
-60
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
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Smart Fan Function
Help Item
SMART Fan Control
Disabled
Options
Disabled
Enabled
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Press <Esc> to return to the PC Health Status page.
Shutdown Temperature (Disabled)
Enable you to set the maximum temperature the system can reach before powering
down.
System Component Characteristics
These items display the monitoring of the overall inboard hardware health events,
such as System & CPU temperature, CPU & DIMM voltage, CPU & system fan
speed,...etc.
•
•
•
•
•
CPU Temperature
CPU Fan Speed
CPU Vcore
VDIMM
VBAT
Case Open Warning (Disabled)
This item enables or disables the warning if the case is opened up, and the item below
indicates the current status of the case.
Chassis Opened (No)
This item indicates whether the case has been opened.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
This page enables you to set the clock speed and system bus for your system. The
clock speed and system bus are determined by the kind of processor you have installed in your system.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
Help Item
Manufacturer: Intel
Ratio Actual Value
CPU Frequency Setting :
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI CIK
Spread Spectrum
mnlk : Move
:7
333MHz
Enabled
Enabled
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
Options
Disabled
Enabled
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Manufacturer: Intel
This item displays the information of current manufacturer of the CPU installed in
your computer.
Ratio Actual Value: 7
This item shows the actual ratio of the CPU installed in your system.
CPU Frequency Setting (333MHz)
This item is used to set the CPU Frequency.
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk (Enabled)
When this item is enabled, BIOS will disable the clock signal of free DIMM/PCI slots.
Spread Spectrum (Enabled)
If you enable spread spectrum, it can significantly reduce the EMI (Electro-Magnetic
Interference) generated by the system.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Load Default Settings
This option opens a dialog box that lets you install stability-oriented defaults for
all appropriate items in the Setup Utility. Select <OK> and then press <Enter> to
install the defaults. Select <Cancel> and then press <Enter> to not install the
defaults.
Supervisor Password
This page helps you install or change a password.
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Supervisor Password
Supervisor Password
:
Change Supervisor Password
mnlk : Move
Help Item
Not Installed
Press Enter
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
Install or Change the
password.
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
Supervisor Password (Not Installed)
This item indicates whether a supervisor password has been set. If the password has
been installed, Installed displays. If not, Not Installed displays.
Change Supervisor Password (Press Enter)
You can select this option and press <Enter> to access the sub menu. You can use the
sub menu to change the supervisor password.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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User Password
This page helps you install or change a password.
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User Password
User Password
: Not Installed
Change User Password
mnlk : Move
Help Item
Install or Change the
password.
Press Enter
Enter : Select
F1: General Help
+/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Load Default Settings
User Password (Not Installed)
This item indicates whether a user password has been set. If the password has been
installed, Installed displays. If not, Not Installed displays.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
Save & Exit Setup
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have made in the
Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Save and Exit dialog box appears,
select [OK] to save and exit, or select [Cancel] to return to the main menu.
Exit Without Saving
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to discard any changes that you have made in
the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Exit Without Saving dialog
box appears, select [OK] to discard changes and exit, or select [Cancel] to return to
the main menu.
If you have made settings that you do not want to save, use the “Exit
Without Saving” item and select [OK] to discard any changes you have
made.
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Updating the BIOS
You can download and install updated BIOS for this motherboard from the
manufacturer’s Web site. New BIOS provides support for new peripherals, improvements in performance, or fixes for known bugs. Install new BIOS as follows:
1
If your motherboard has a BIOS protection jumper, change the setting to
allow BIOS flashing.
2
If your motherboard has an item called Firmware Write Protect in Advanced BIOS features, disable it. (Firmware Write Protect prevents
BIOS from being overwritten.)
3
Prepare a bootable device or create a bootable system disk. (Refer to
Windows online help for information on creating a bootable system
disk.)
4
Download the Flash Utility and new BIOS file from the manufacturer’s
Web site. Copy these files to the bootable device.
5
Turn off your computer and insert the bootable device in your computer. (You might need to run the Setup Utility and change the the boot
priority items on the Advanced BIOS Features Setup page, to force
your computer to boot from the bootable device first.)
6
At the C:\ or A:\ prompt, type the Flash Utility program name and the file
name of the new BIOS and then press <Enter>. Example: AFUDOS.EXE
040706.ROM
7
When the installation is complete, remove the bootable device from the
computer and restart your computer. If your motherboard has a Flash
BIOS jumper, reset the jumper to protect the newly installed BIOS from
being overwritten. The computer will restart automatically.
This concludes Chapter 3. Refer to the next chapter for information on the software
supplied with the motherboard.
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Chapter 4
Using the Motherboard Software
About the Software DVD-ROM/CD-ROM
The support software DVD-ROM/CD-ROM that is included in the motherboard
package contains all the drivers and utility programs needed to properly run the
bundled products. Below you can find a brief description of each software program,
and the location for your motherboard version. More information on some programs is available in a README file, located in the same directory as the software.
Before installing any software, always inspect the folder for files named README.TXT
or something similar. These files may contain important information that is not
included in this manual.
1. Never try to install all software from folder that is not specified for use with
your motherboard.
2. The notice of Intel HD audio installation (optional): The Intel High Definition audio functionality unexpectedly quits working in Windows Server
2003 Service Pack 1 or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. Users need
to download and install the update packages from the Microsoft Download
Center “before” installing HD audio driver bundled in the Driver disk.
Please log on to http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;enus;901105#appliesto for more information.
Auto-installing under Windows XP/Vista/7
The Auto-install DVD-ROM/CD-ROM makes it easy for you to install the drivers
and software for your motherboard.
If the Auto-install DVD-ROM/CD-ROM does not work on your system,
you can still install drivers through the file manager for your OS (for
example, Windows Explorer). Refer to the Utility Folder Installation Notes
later in this chapter.
The support software DVD-ROM/CD-ROM disc loads automatically under Windows
XP/Vista/7. When you insert the DVD-ROM/CD-ROM disc in the DVD-ROM/CDROM drive, the autorun feature will automatically bring up the install screen. The
screen has three buttons on it, Setup, Browse CD and Exit.
If the opening screen does not appear; double-click the file “setup.exe”
in the root directory.
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Drivers Tab
Setup
Click the Setup button to run the software installation program.
Select from the menu which software you want to install.
Browse CD The Browse CD button is the standard Windows command that allows you to open Windows Explorer and show the contents of the
support disk.
Before installing the software from Windows Explorer, look for a file
named README.TXT or something similar. This file may contain
important information to help you install the software correctly.
Some software is installed in separate folders for different operating
systems, such as Windows XP/Vista/7. Always go to the correct folder
for the kind of OS you are using.
In install the software, execute a file named SETUP.EXE by doubleclicking the file and then following the instructions on the screen.
Exit
The Exit button closes the Auto Setup window.
Utilities Tab
Lists the software utilities that are available on the disk.
Information Tab
Displays the path for all software and drivers available on the disk.
Running Setup
Follow these instructions to install device drivers and software for the motherboard:
1.
Click Setup. The installation program begins:
The following screens are examples only. The screens and driver lists will be
different according to the motherboard you are installing.
The motherboard identification is located in the upper left-hand corner.
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2.
Click Next. The following screen appears:
3.
Check the box next to the items you want to install. The default options are recommended.
4.
Click Next run the Installation Wizard. An item installation screen appears:
5.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install the items.
Drivers and software are automatically installed in sequence. Follow the
onscreen instructions, confirm commands and allow the computer to
restart a few times to complete the installation.
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Windows Vista/7 will appear below UAC (User Account Control) message
after the system restart. You must select “Allow” to install the next driver.
Continue this process to complete the drivers installation.
Manual Installation
Insert the disk in the DVD-ROM/CD-ROM drive and locate the PATH.DOC file in
the root directory. This file contains the information needed to locate the drivers for
your motherboard.
Look for the chipset and motherboard model; then browse to the directory and path
to begin installing the drivers. Most drivers have a setup program (SETUP.EXE) that
automatically detects your operating system before installation. Other drivers have
the setup program located in the operating system subfolder.
If the driver you want to install does not have a setup program, browse to the
operating system subfolder and locate the readme text file (README.TXT or
README.DOC) for information on installing the driver or software for your operating system.
Utility Software Reference
All the utility software available from this page is Windows compliant. They are
provided only for the convenience of the customer. The following software is furnished under license and may only be used or copied in accordance with the terms of
the license.
These software(s) are subject to change at anytime without prior notice.
Please refer to the support disk for available software.
This concludes Chapter 4.
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Chapter 5
Setting Up eJIFFY
Introduction
eJIFFY is a fast boot program under Linux. Instead of waiting Windows O.S to start
execution, eJIFFY is ready to provide users the instant enjoyment on web browsing,
photo review and online chat just within several seconds after boot up.
Note: eJIFFY is ECS optional feature utility corresponding to the DVD activation and
BIOS setup. Please check the hard copy user’s guide or product color-box to see
if the model has embodded eJIFFY feature. (eJIFFY icon on color-box
)
Version: 5.0
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Installation and BIOS Setup
DVD Activation
Finish the DVD utility setup, and then set the BIOS to complete eJIFFY activation.
1. Insert ECS software utility DVD and enter below “Utilities” screen. Click eJIFFY
feature item to install.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish eJIFFY setup.
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3. After setting up eJIFFY under Windows, you can switch eJIFFY display/keyboard
language from English to your local language. The changes will be applied after
rebooting.
Note: The keyboard language selection list offers several more regional keyboard
setups to switch with the default English typing. Please refer to the usage FAQ for
more tips.
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4. Restart your computer after eJIFFY installation. Press <DEL> or click the BIOS
Setup button on the post screen to enter the BIOS setup page after boot up.
5. And then enter the Advanced Setup page to enable the item ECS eJIFFY Function. Press F10 to save the configuration and exit. Restart your computer.
Note: 1. eJIFFY is available in SATA/IDE/AHCI mode. It does not support RAID
configuration and the onboard 34-pin floppy drives.
2. Please refer to ECS website for new eJIFFY application updates.
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Entering eJIFFY
The post screen appears within several seconds after boot up and it has three buttons
on it, Operating system, eJIFFY and BIOS Setup.
Click to enter the normal
OS you have installed
such as Windows.
Click to enter eJIFFY OS.
Click to set the BIOS.
If you click eJIFFY, the following screen will appear. And If you make no choice it
will enter the normal OS automatically after ten seconds.
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Feature Icons
The following illustration shows the main feature icons that eJIFFY provides on the
menu.
eWeb: Firefox for web browsing/webmail and watching flash video.
ePix: Photo viewing.
ePal: On-line chat tool to use the most popular IMs in the world. (MSN,
ICQ , AIM, etc.)
Shows ePal on-line connection status.
Shut Down/Restart: Ends your session and turns off the computer./Ends
your session and restart the computer..
Click once to connect the storage disk to your computer. Click for the second
time to remove your storage disk safely. (please refer to the FAQ for more
usage information.)
Shows the network connection status.
Language Control Panel
Switch Keyboard Languages
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Usage FAQ
Language Control Panel: Besides setting English as the default interface,
eJIFFY offers multi-language displays and keyboard settings for languageswitch. Open the language control panel to select a preferable language setting.
Keyboard Language Setup
Step1. Click
to open the language control panel.
Step 2: Click “Keyboard Language” icon
to open the keyboard selection
list, which offers several regional keyboard settings besides default English keyboard.
Step 3: Click the selected keyboard language (e.g. French) and press “OK”.
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Click
to enable all possible language inputs you want to apply, and click
“Apply”:
Move your mouse pointer on
the text box and press
Ctrl+Space. The language
bar will then appear as follows.
Click the language bar here.
Select your desired
language
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How to change display language?
Open the Language Control Panel and click
to show the display language
list. Check your desired display language. Your selected display language will be
applied after rebooting.
Note: Details about eJIFFY please refer to eJIFFY in disk.
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Chapter 6
Trouble Shooting
Start up problems during assembly
After assembling the PC for the first time you may experience some start up
problems. Before calling for technical support or returning for warranty, this chapter
may help to address some of the common questions using some basic troubleshooting
tips.
a) System does not power up and the fans are not running.
1.Disassemble the PC to remove the VGA adaptor card, DDR memory, LAN, USB
and other peripherals including keyboard and mouse. Leave only the motherboard,
CPU with CPU cooler and power supply connected. Turn on again to see if the
CPU and power supply fans are running.
2. Make sure to remove any unused screws or other metal objects such as screwdrivers
from the inside PC case. This is to prevent damage from short circuit.
3. Check the CPU FAN connector is connected to the motherboard.
4. For Intel platforms check the pins on the CPU socket for damage or bent. A bent
pin may cause failure to boot and sometimes permanent damage from short circuit.
5. Check the 12V power connector is connected to the motherboard.
6. Check that the 12V power & ATX connectors are fully inserted into the
motherboard connectors. Make sure the latches of the cable and connector are
locked into place.
b) Power is on, fans are running but there is no display
1. Make sure the monitor is turned on and the monitor cable is properly connected
to the PC.
2. Check the VGA adapter card (if applicable) is inserted properly.
3. Listen for beep sounds. If you are using internal PC speaker make sure it is
connected.
a. continuous 3 short beeps : memory not detected
b. 1 long beep and 8 short beeps : VGA not detected
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c) The PC suddenly shuts down while booting up.
1. The CPU may experience overheating so it will shutdown to protect itself.
Ensure the CPU fan is working properly.
2. From the BIOS setting, try to disable the Smartfan function to let the fan run at
default speed. Doing a Load Optimised Default will also disable the Smartfan.
Start up problems after prolong use
After a prolong period of use your PC may experience start up problems again.
This may be caused by breakdown of devices connected to the motherboard such as
HDD, CPU fan, etc. The following tips may help to revive the PC or identify the
cause of failure.
1. Clear the CMOS values using the CLR_CMOS jumper. Refer to CLR_CMOS
jumper in Chapter 2 for Checking Jumper Settings in this user manual. When
completed, follow up with a Load Optimised Default in the BIOS setup.
2. Check the CPU cooler fan for dust. Long term accumulation of dust will reduce
its effectiveness to cool the processor. Clean the cooler or replace a new one if
necessary.
3. Check that the 12V power & ATX connectors are fully inserted into the
motherboard connectors. Make sure the latches of the cable and connector are
locked into place.
4. Remove the hard drive, optical drive or DDR memory to determine which of
these component may be at fault.
Maintenance and care tips
Your computer, like any electrical appliance, requires proper care and maintenance.
Here are some basic PC care tips to help prolong the life of the motherboard and
keep it running as best as it can.
1. Keep your computer in a well ventilated area. Leave some space between
the PC and the wall for sufficient airflow.
2. Keep your computer in a cool dry place. Avoid dusty areas, direct sunlight
and areas of high moisture content.
3. Routinely clean the CPU cooler fan to remove dust and hair.
4. In places of hot and humid weather you should turn on your computer once
every other week to circulate the air and prevent damage from humidity.
5. Add more memory to your computer if possible. This not only speeds up the
system but also reduces the loading of your hard drive to prolong its life span.
6. If possible, ensure the power cord has an earth ground pin directly from the
wall outlet. This will reduce voltage fluctuation that may damage sensitive devices.
Trouble Shooting
If fail, contact RMA
CLR CMOS and restart.
Yes
Halt at POST screen?
Yes
Check if monitor has
display
Yes
Check if Power Supply
Unit (PSU) is working
Power Bu on is pressed
but PC fails to start.
CMOS setup error,
-
need to CLRCMOS.
HDD problem.
-
Peripheral device issue
No
No
No
VGA not detected
- If 1 long beep and 8 short beeps:
inserted or memory failure
DIMM memory not properly
- If 3 short beeps:
Yes
Any Beep sound?
No
Yes
Check if monitor
has display
Restart the PC
is connected
if CPU 12V power
CLR CMOS and check
Basic Troubleshooting Flowchart
Board problem
-> contact RMA
a er modify BIOS se ng.
System fail to start or unstable
No
If board problem -> contact RMA
Problem with PSU or board?
Yes
and PSU switch is turned on?
AC power cord is plugged
CLR CMOS and restart
and restart.
or connect to wall socket
Turn on PSU switch
No
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