Asus AP2400R User guide

Asus AP2400R User guide
AP2400R-E1
Dual Intel® Xeon™ 4 2U Rackmount Server
533/400MHz Front Side Bus
User Guide
E1649
Revised edition V2
July 2004
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Contents
Notices ........................................................................................... vi
Safety information ......................................................................... vii
About this guide ............................................................................ viii
Chapter 1: Product introduction ......................................... 1-1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
System package contents .................................................. 1-2
System specifications ......................................................... 1-3
Front panel features ........................................................... 1-4
Rear panel features ............................................................ 1-4
Internal features ................................................................. 1-5
LED information .................................................................. 1-6
Chapter 2: Hardware setup .................................................. 2-1
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
Chassis cover ..................................................................... 2-2
2.1.1 Removing the front bezel ....................................... 2-2
2.1.2 Opening the top cover (front half) .......................... 2-3
2.1.3 Removing the top cover ......................................... 2-4
2.1.4 Installing the top cover ........................................... 2-5
2.1.5 Removing the air duct ............................................ 2-6
2.1.6 Installing the air duct .............................................. 2-7
Central Processing Unit (CPU) ........................................... 2-9
2.2.1 Removing the CPU heatsink .................................. 2-9
2.2.2 Installing a CPU ................................................... 2-10
2.2.3 Installing the CPU heatsink .................................. 2-12
System memory ............................................................... 2-13
2.3.1 Memory configurations ........................................ 2-13
2.3.2 Installing a DIMM ................................................. 2-14
2.3.3 Removing a DIMM ............................................... 2-14
Hard disk drives ................................................................ 2-15
Expansion cards ............................................................... 2-17
2.5.1 Installing a low-profile expansion card ................. 2-17
2.5.2 Installing a full-length expansion card .................. 2-18
2.5.3 Configuring an expansion card ............................ 2-22
Cable connections ............................................................ 2-23
2.6.1 Motherboard ........................................................ 2-24
2.6.2 SCSI backplanes ................................................. 2-25
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Contents
2.7
2.6.3 SCSI HDD configurations .................................... 2-26
2.6.4 SCSI ID assignments ........................................... 2-29
2.6.5 SCSI jumper settings ........................................... 2-29
2.6.6 SMBus and backplane power cabling .................. 2-30
2.6.7 Fan boards ........................................................... 2-31
Removable components ................................................... 2-33
2.7.1 Hot-swap mid-fans (80mm) ................................. 2-33
2.7.2 Rear fans (60mm) ................................................ 2-33
2.7.3 Power supply modules ......................................... 2-34
2.7.4 Slim optical and floppy drives .............................. 2-35
2.7.5 Front panel LED and switch board ...................... 2-36
2.7.6 SCSI backplanes ................................................. 2-37
Chapter 3: Installation options ............................................ 3-1
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Rackmount rail kit items ..................................................... 3-2
Attaching the rails to the server .......................................... 3-3
Attaching the rack rails ....................................................... 3-4
Rackmounting the server ................................................... 3-6
Chapter 4: Motherboad information .................................... 4-1
4.1
4.2
4.3
Motherboard layout ............................................................ 4-2
Switches and jumpers ........................................................ 4-4
4.2.1 Switches ................................................................ 4-4
4.2.2 Jumpers ................................................................. 4-5
Connectors ......................................................................... 4-8
Chapter 5: BIOS Setup ......................................................... 5-1
5.1
5.2
5.3
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Managing and updating your BIOS .................................... 5-2
5.1.1 Creating a bootable disk ........................................ 5-2
5.1.2 Updating the BIOS ................................................. 5-4
BIOS Setup program .......................................................... 5-6
5.2.1 BIOS menu bar ...................................................... 5-7
5.2.2 Legend bar ............................................................. 5-7
Main Menu .......................................................................... 5-9
5.3.1 Primary and Secondary Master/Slave ..................5-11
5.3.2 Keyboard Features .............................................. 5-15
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
Advanced Menu ............................................................... 5-16
5.4.1 Chip Configuration ............................................... 5-18
5.4.2 I/O Device Configuration ...................................... 5-19
5.4.3 PCI Configuration ................................................ 5-21
Power Menu ..................................................................... 5-23
5.5.1 Power Up Control ................................................ 5-25
5.5.2 Hardware Monitor ................................................ 5-27
Boot Menu ........................................................................ 5-28
5.6.1 Boot Configuration ............................................... 5-30
Server Menu ..................................................................... 5-31
Exit Menu ......................................................................... 5-32
Appendix: References ..........................................................A-1
A.1 Power supply ...................................................................... A-2
A.1.1 General description ................................................ A-2
A.1.2 Specifications ......................................................... A-3
A.2 Qualified Vendors List (QVL) .............................................. A-4
A.3 Troubleshooting .................................................................. A-6
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. 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:
• Reorient 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! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor
to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC
regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate this equipment.
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.
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Safety information
Electrical Safety
•
Before installing or removing signal cables, ensure that the power cables for
the system unit and all attached devices are unplugged.
•
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
•
When adding or removing any additional devices to or from the system, ensure
that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables
are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing
system before you add a device.
•
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified
service technician or your dealer.
Operation Safety
•
Any mechanical operation on this server must be conducted by certified or
experienced engineers.
•
Before operating the server, carefully read all the manuals included with the
server package.
•
Before using the server, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the
power cables are not damaged. If any damage is detected, contact your dealer
as soon as possible.
•
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
•
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Place the server on a stable
surface.
This product is equipped with a three-wire power cable and plug for the
user’s safety. Use the power cable with a properly grounded electrical
outlet to avoid electrical shock.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace
only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
CD-ROM Drive Safety Warning
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
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About this guide
Audience
This user guide is intended for system integrators, and experienced users
with at least basic knowledge of configuring a server.
Contents
This guide contains the following parts:
1. Chapter 1: Product Introduction
This chapter describes the general features of the AP2400R-E1
barebone server. It includes sections on front panel and rear panel
specifications.
2. Chapter 2: Hardware setup
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to
perform when installing or removing system components.
3. Chapter 3: Configuration options
This chapter describes how to install optional components and devices
into the barebone server.
4. Chapter 4: Motherboard information
This chapter includes the motherboard layout, and brief descriptions of
the jumpers and internal connectors.
5. Chapter 5: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus.
6. Appendix: References
This appendix includes additional information that you may refer to
when configuring your barebone server.
Conventions
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and information to aid in completing a task.
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This chapter describes the general features
of the barebone server. It includes sections
on front panel and rear panel specifications.
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Product introduction
Chapter 1
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1.1
System package contents
Check your ASUS AP2400R-E1 package for the following items.
Contact your dealer immediately if any of the items is damaged or
missing.
Package items
ASUS AR21 2U rackmount chassis with:
• ASUS PR-DLS533/Rack motherboard
• 500W redundant power supply, 115V~230V
• slim optical drive
• slim floppy disk drive
• chassis fan
• HDD fan
• hot-swap SCSI HDD trays
• SCSI backplanes
• front bezel
CPU heatsink (2 pcs.)
AC power cable
System screws and cables
Rackmount rail kit
Accessory box
• AP2400R-E1 user guide
• AP2400R-E1 support CD (includes ASWM)
• TrendMicro® ServerProtect® CD
• AR22 chassis ears (left, right)
• Bag of screws
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1.2
System specifications
The ASUS AP2400R-E1 is a 2U barebone server system featuring the
ASUS PR-DLS533/Rack motherboard. The server supports dual Intel®
Xeon™ processors, and includes the latest technologies through the
chipsets embedded on the motherboard.
Chassis
Rackmount 2U (AR21)
Motherboard
ASUS PR-DLS533/Rack
Chipset
North Bridge: ServerWorks® Grand Champion LE (GCLE)
South Bridge: ServerWorks® South Bridge 5.0 (CSB5)
I/O Bridge: ServerWorks® CIOB-X2
Processor
Supports dual Intel® Xeon™ 3.2GHz processors with L2 512K
and L3 1MB caches via two 604-pin sockets
Memory
6 x 184-pin DDR sockets for up to 12GB system memory
Supports PC2100/PC1600 registered ECC DDR DIMMs
LAN
Intel® 82544GC 64-bit Gigabit LAN controller
Intel® 82540EM 32-bit Gigabit LAN controller
VGA
ATI RAGE-XL PCI-based VGA controller
Supports 8MB display memory
SCSI
LSI® 53C1030 64-bit/133MHz Ultra320 SCSI controller
Expansion slots
3 x full-length 64-bit/133MHz 3V PCI-X slots
1 x low-profile 64-bit/133MHz 3V PCI slot
Storage
8 x 3.5-inch hot-swappable HDD bays
1 x slim Teac CD-ROM drive
1 x slim 1.44MB floppy drive
Front I/O
2 x USB 1.1 ports
Power switch
Reset switch
Location switch
System LEDs: Power, HDD access, location, message, LAN
HDD LEDs: Status, activity
Rear panel I/O
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x Serial port
1 x VGA port
2 x USB 1.1 ports
2 x RJ-45 ports (with LEDs)
1 x external SCSI port
Management
ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM)
Hardware monitors
Voltage, temperature, and fan speed monitoring
Automatic System Restart (ASR) feature
Power supply
500W redundant power supply, 115V~230V, 50Hz~60Hz
Dimensions
732.5mm (l) x 448mm (w) x 87.7mm (h))
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1.3
Front panel features
The barebone server displays a simple yet stylish front panel with easily
accessible features. The power and reset buttons, LED indicators, location
switch, slim CD-ROM and floppy drives, and two USB ports are located on
the front panel.
Reset button
Location switch
Slim floppy drive
Power button
Front panel LEDs
Hot-swappable HDD bays
USB 1.1 ports
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Slim optical drive
Rear panel features
The rear panel includes the expansion slots, LAN, VGA, and I/O ports,
fans, and the system power sockets.
Redundant power
supply modules
Rear fans
Expansion slots
Location LED
Location switch
External SCSI port
Gigabit LAN ports
VGA port
Serial port
USB 1.1 ports
PS/2 keyboard port
PS/2 mouse port
AC power sockets
Power supply LEDs
When disconnecting LAN cables, you need to remove the rear fan
cage. Refer to section “2.7 Removable components” for instructions
on removing the fan cage.
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1.5
Internal features
The barebone system includes the basic components as shown.
1
3
2
5
4
6
7
PCI-X card cage
8
9
10
11
12
13
1. 2 x rear fans
2. 64-bit PCI-X slots
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8. SCSI backplane 1
9. SCSI backplane 2
(underneath the PCI-X card cage) 10. SCSI backplane 3
DDR DIMM sockets
11. 3 x HDD bays
Power supply cage
12. Top: Slim optical drive
CPU2 socket with heatsink
Mid: Slim floppy drive
Bottom: 2 x HDD bays
CPU1 socket with heatsink
13. 3 x HDD bays
7 x system fans
The air duct lies on top of the motherboard components. Remove the
air duct to access the components. Refer to section “2.1.4 Removing
and installing the air duct” for instructions.
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1.6
LED information
Front panel LEDs
Power LED
Location LED
Message LED
HDD Access LED
LAN LED
LED
Icon
Display status Description
Power LED
ON
System power ON
HDD Access LED
OFF
Blinking
No activity
Read/write data into the HDD
Message LED
OFF
Blinking
System is normal; no incoming event
ASWM indicates a HW monitor event
Location LED
OFF
ON
Normal status
Location switch is pressed
(Press the location switch again to turn off)
LAN1 LED
OFF
Blinking
ON
No 64-bit Gbit LAN connection
LAN is transmitting or receiving data
LAN connection is present
The location switch and LED are for service purposes. When the
system fails or is shut down, the server administrator can press either
the front or the rear location switch to identify the location of the
specific 2U system in a rack cabinet.
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Chapter 2
Hardware setup
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform when
installing or removing system components.
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2.1
Chassis cover
The chassis features a “screwless design” that allows convenient
assembly and disassembly.
• Remove the front bezel to access the hot-swap HDDs, optical drive, and
floppy drive.
• Remove the chassis cover to access the internal components or if you
wish to install system devices.
2.1.1 Removing the front bezel
To remove the front bezel:
1. Hold the sides of the front bezel,
then slightly press the middle part
to disengage it from the front
panel.
Press here to release
2. Pull the bezel from the front
panel.
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2.1.2 Opening the top cover (front half)
To open the top cover:
1. Push the two sliding locks on the
top cover to release the front half
of the top cover.
2. With both hands, flip up the front
corners of the top cover then lift
the front half.
The front corners of the cover
have dents that match those on
the chassis. These dents provide
a holding mechanism and keeps
the cover in place even when the
sliding locks are released.
Matching dents
If you wish to access the hot-swappable system fans, backplanes,
optical drive, and floppy drive, you only need to open the front half of
the top cover.
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2.1.3 Removing the top cover
You need to open the front half of the top cover before you can remove
the entire top cover. Refer to section “2.1.1 Opening the top cover
(front half)” for instructions.
To remove the top cover:
Thumbscrew
1. Loosen the thumbscrew that
secures the top cover on the rear
part of the chassis.
2. With the front half of the top cover
open, slide the cover toward the
rear panel until the mid-hooks on
the top cover are disengaged.
3. Firmly hold the cover on the front
and rear ends, then remove it
from the chassis.
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2.1.4 Installing the top cover
To install the top cover:
1. Place the top cover over the
chassis as shown, and align the
mid-hooks with the notches on
the sides.
2. Slide the cover toward the front
panel until the mid-hooks are
locked into the notches.
1
2
3. Flip down the front part of the top
cover.
4. Push the sliding locks toward the
front edge to secure the top cover
in place.
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5. Tighten the thumbscrew on the
rear corner of the cover to
completely secure the top cover.
Thumbscrew
2.1.5 Removing the air duct
To remove the air duct:
1. Carefully route the cables that
may interfere when removing the
air duct.
2. Hold the rear part of the air duct
and press it for about a fraction of
an inch, just enough to tilt the
front end.
3. When tilted, carefully pull the air
duct upward to release it from the
chassis.
Be careful not to pull off or break any cables while removing the air
duct.
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2.1.6 Installing the air duct
To install the air duct:
1. Take note of the parts of the air duct that should match specific
locations inside the chassis.
Metal strips to fit the plastic
clips on the air duct
CPU heatsinks
Flat rubber pads should match
the top of the two heatsinks
Plastic clips to grip
the metal strips on the
fan cage
Vertical rubber pads
should fit the spaces
between the two
heatsinks
2. Position the air duct inside the
chassis with the plastic clips
matching the two vertical metal
strips on the fan cage.
3. Check the rubber pads
underneath the air duct and
ensure that they are in place;
otherwise, the air duct will not fit
properly.
4. Fit the other end of the air duct making sure that no power cable is
strayed under it.
Be careful not to pull off or break any cables while installing the air
duct.
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5. When the air duct is in place,
arrange the power cable cluster to
fit the space beside the air duct.
6. Flatten the power cable that runs
across the air duct. When
properly installed, the air duct
should appear as shown.
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2.2
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with two surface mount 604-pin Zero Insertion
Force (ZIF) socket and designed for the Intel® Xeon™ processors.
Prestonia
Gold Arrow
PR-DLS533
PR-DLS533 Socket 604
You need to remove the pre-installed CPU heatsink before installing a
CPU.
2.2.1 Removing the CPU heatsink
If you have previously installed CPUs and heatsinks, follow these steps to
remove the heatsinks before proceeding to the next section.
To remove the CPU heatsink:
1. Disconnect the fan cable from the
connector on the motherboard.
2. Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver
to loosen the four screws that
secure the heatsink until it is
released.
3. Carefully lift the heatsink from the
motherboard.
You don’t need to detach the screws from the heatsink.
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2.2.2 Installing a CPU
Note in the illustration that the CPU has a gold triangular mark on one
corner. This mark indicates the processor Pin 1 that should match a
specific corner of the CPU socket.
Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and
severely damage the CPU!
CPU Socket 1
(outer socket)
CPU Socket 2
(inner socket)
1. The motherboard supports either one or two CPUs. If you are
installing only one CPU, you MUST install it in CPU socket 1.
2. If you are installing two CPUs, install in the CPU socket 2 first.
CPU onboard LED
This warning LED (LED1) lights up if you installed two CPUs of different
type/voltage. You must install identical CPUs on this motherboard.
LED1
ON
CPU Type/Voltage
not identical
OFF
CPU Type/Voltage
identical
PR-DLS533
PR-DLS533 Onboard LED
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Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and
severely damage the CPU!
To install the CPUs:
1. Locate the CPU1 socket on the
motherboard. Flip up the socket
lever and push it all the way to the
other side.
Make sure that the socket
lever is pushed back all the
way. Otherwise the CPU does
not fit in completely.
Marked Corner
2. Position the CPU above the
socket as shown.
3. Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one
correct orientation. DO NOT
force the CPU into the socket
to prevent bending the pins
and damaging the CPU!
4. Carefully push down the socket
lever to secure the CPU. The lever
clicks on the side tab to indicate
that it is locked.
5. Apply the thermal interface
material (thermal grease) to the
top of the CPU. This thermal
grease should come with the CPU
package.
6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 if you wish to
install a second CPU.
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2.2.3 Installing the CPU heatsink
To install the CPU heatsink:
1. Carefully place the heatsink on
top of the installed CPU (CPU1),
with the thermistor cable near the
connector labeled CPUFAN1.
Thermistor cable
2. Hold down the heatsink lightly
and twist each of the four screws
with a Philips (cross) screwdriver
just enough to attach the heatsink
to the motherboard. When the
four screws are attached, tighten
them one by one to completely
secure the heatsink.
3. Connect the thermistor cable to
the 2-pin cable from the mid-fan
board.
4. Follow steps 1 and 2 to install the
second CPU heatsink.
The second CPU heatsink
does not have a thermistor
cable.
Heatsink for CPU2
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2.3
System memory
The motherboard comes with six Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline
Memory Module (DIMM) sockets. These sockets support up to 12GB
system memory using 2.5V 184-pin registered ECC PC2100/PC1600 DDR
DIMMs.
104 Pins
80 Pins
DDRA1
DDRA2
DDRB1
DDRB2
DDRC1
DDRC2
PR-DLS533
PR-DLS533 184-Pin DDR DIMM Sockets
2.3.1 Memory configurations
As a rule, you need to install identical DDR DIMMs (exactly the same type
and size) in pairs. For example, if you installed a 512MB module into
DDRA1, you must install the same type of 512MB module into DDRA2.
The same rule applies to pairs DDRB1/DDRB2 and DDRC1/DDRC2.
An exception to this rule allows you to install one DIMM into the DDRA1
socket (the socket closest to the ATX power connector). Installing a single
DIMM into any other socket would not work.
The following table lists the DIMM socket pairs and the memory modules
that you can install.
DIMM sockets
Configuration 1
Configuration 2
Configuration 3
Configuration 4
DDRA1
DDRA2
DDRB1
DDRB2
DDRC1
DRC2
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The system chipset only supports PC2100/PC1600 registered ECC
DIMMs. Make sure th use only the specified DIMM types for stable
system operation.
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2.3.2 Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing
DIMMs or other system components. Failure to do so may cause
severe damage to both the motherboard and the components.
Follow these steps to install a DIMM.
1. Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
2. Align a DIMM on the socket such
that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
Unlocked retaining clip
3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Locked retaining clip
2.3.3 Removing a DIMM
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1. Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
2. Remove the DIMM from the
socket.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing
the retaining clips. The DIMM
might get damaged when it
flips out with extra force.
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2.4
Hard disk drives
To install a hard disk drive:
1. Open the front bezel to access
the hot-swap drive trays.
2. Release a drive tray by pushing
the spring lock to the right, then
pulling the tray lever outward. The
drive tray ejects slightly after you
pull out the lever.
3. Firmly hold the tray lever and pull
the drive tray out of the bay.
Metal bracket
4. An empty drive tray includes a
metal bracket for support. Use a
Phillips (cross) screwdriver to
remove the bracket if you wish to
install a hard disk in the drive tray.
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5. Place a hard disk drive into the
drive tray, and secure it with four
screws (two on each side).
6. Carefully insert drive tray and
push it all the way to the depth of
the bay until just a small fraction
of the tray edge protrudes.
7. Push the tray lever until it clicks,
and secures the drive tray in
place. The drive tray is correctly
placed when its front edge aligns
with the bay edge.
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2.5
Expansion cards
The system motherboard comes with two PCI-X expansion slots, one slot
installed with the PCI cage to support three full-length expansion cards.
PCI-X1
PCI-X2
PCI-X slots inside
the PCI cage
2.5.1 Installing a low-profile expansion card
To install a low-profile expansion card:
1. Firmly hold the card by the edges
and align the card connector to
the PCI-X slot.
2. Push the card connector into the
slot until it fits in place.
3. Secure the card bracket with a
screw.
Card screw
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2.5.2 Installing a full-length expansion card
The full-length expansion cards are inside the PCI cage. If you wish to
install full-length expansion cards, you need to remove the PCI cage
from the chassis.
To install a full-length expansion card:
1. Disengage the PCI cage from the
chassis by lifting the cage handle
to about 45o angle.
2. Firmly hold and lift the cage as
shown to completely detach it
from the chassis, then turn it over
to access the power connector.
DO NOT lift the PCI cage too high to avoid pulling and breaking the
power cable!
3. Disconnect the 4-pin power plug
from the connector inside the
cage.
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4. Place the cage on a flat
stable surface with the slot
facing up, and prepare the
card that you wish to install.
Internal view of PCI cage
Install PCI-X cards in the following order:
•
•
•
first PCI-X card
second PCI-X card
third PCI-X card
top slot (furthest from motherboard)
middle slot
bottom slot (nearest the motherboard)
Exceptions
1. Install a RAID card to the top slot to facilitate connection of SCSI
cables.
2. Install a LAN card to the bottom slot for easy connection of LAN
(RJ-45) cables from the chassis rear panel.
5. Remove the metal cover opposite
the PCI-X slot that you wish to
use, then install a PCI-X card as
shown. The card golden
connectors should match the
notches on the slot.
6. Firmly push down the card until it
is completely seated on the slot.
7. Secure the card bracket with a
screw.
8. Connect cable(s) to the card, if
applicable.
Repeat steps 5 to 8 if you wish to install other PCI-X cards.
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9. Re-connect the 4-pin power plug
to the connector inside the cage.
When re-connecting the
power plug, place the PCI
cage close enough to avoid
pulling the power cable.
10. Before re-installing the PCI cage
into the chassis, check that all
cables on the PCI cage bay are
properly connected and routed.
Cables on the PCI cage bay
11. Take note of the two pegs on the
PCI cage bay. These pegs should
match the holes on the cage to
make sure it fits in place.
PCI cage pegs
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12. Position the PCI cage into the bay
making sure that the pegs go into
the holes on the front of the cage,
and the dents on the rear part
match those on the chassis.
13. Match and push the cage card
connector into the PCI-X slot
(PCI-X2) until the PCI cage fits in
place.
14. Ensure that the PCI cage card
golden connectors completely fit
the slot.
If properly installed, the top of the
PCI cage aligns with the top edge
of the rear panel.
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2.5.3 Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure the it by adjusting the
software settings.
1. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 5 for information on BIOS setup.
2. Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the following tables.
3. Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
0
1
2
3*
4*
5*
6
7*
8
9*
10*
11*
12*
13
14*
15*
*
Priority
Standard Function
1
2
N/A
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Programmable Interrupt
Communications Port (COM2)
Communications Port (COM1)
Sound Card (sometimes LPT2)
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
ACPI Mode when used
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
INTA#
INTB#
INTC#
INTD#
PCIX slot 1
1
12
13
14
PCIX slot 2
4
15
16
17
PCIX slot 3
16
17
4
15
PCIX slot 4
17
4
15
16
Onboard LAN1 controller (Intel 82544GC)
2
—
—
—
Onboard LAN2 controller (Intel 82540EM)
3
—
—
—
Onboard SCSI controller (LSI 53C1030)
6
7
—
—
Onboard VGA controller (ATI RAGE-XL)
30
—
—
—
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support
“Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments.
Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the
system unstable and the card inoperable.
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2.6
Cable connections
The bundled system cables are pre-connected before shipment. You
do not need to disconnect these cables unless you will remove preinstalled components to install additional devices.
Refer to this section when reconnecting cables to ensure correct cable
connections.
1
2
3
4
5 6
7
9
8
10
11
Pre-connected system cables
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Rear fan connectors (from MB to rear fan board)
24-pin/8-pin power connectors (from power supply to MB)
Floppy drive connector (from MB to floppy drive)
SMBus connector (from MB to SCSI board)
PANEL connectors (from MB to front panel)
Chassis intrusion connector (from MB to front panel)
SCSI-B connector (from MB to SCSI board or to external SCSI port)
SCSI-A connector (from MB to SCSI board)
Secondary IDE (from MB to optical drive)
Mid-fan power connector (from power supply to mid-fan board)
SCSI board connectors (from 3 SCSI boards to MB and power supply)
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2.6.1 Motherboard
8-pin power cable
Rear fan cable
24-pin power cable
PS/2
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
SYSFAN3
ATX_POWER
CPUFAN1
DDR DIMMA1 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
DDR DIMMA2 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
COM1
SYSFAN2
CPU 1
mPGA 604
USB1
USB2
CON12V
Mid-fan board cable
DDR DIMMB1 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
DDR DIMMB2 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
DDR DIMMC1 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
DDR DIMMC2 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
CPU 2
VGA
mPGA 604
PR-DLS533
RJ-45
(LAN-2)
ServerWorks ®
CMIC-LE
North Bridge
Intel
82544GC
Gigabit
Ethernet
RJ-45
(LAN-1)
CLKSW
ServerWorks ®
CIOB-X2
I/O Bridge
Super
I/O
Rear panel
®
Intel
32bit
PCI
LAN
Controller
CLKSEL
CPUFAN2
Primary IDE
PCI-X1 (64-bit, 133MHz 3V)
IGLAN_EN
LAN_SW
Secondary IDE
PCI-X2 (64-bit, 133MHz 3V)
4Mbit
Flash
BIOS
ServerWorks ®
RCC CSB5
South Bridge
COM2
SCSI-A
VGA RAM
LED1
SCSI_EN
ServerWorks ®
CIOB-X2
I/O Bridge
CONFIG_SW
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
IPMI
FLOPPY
CHASSIS
BUZZER
PANEL
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ASIC
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Monitor
WOR
SMB
WOL_CON
LSI® 53C1030
SCSI
Controller
R452
ATI
RAGE XL
VGA
Controller
USB2
IDELED
SYSFAN1
SCSI-B
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IDE cable to
Floppy drive cable
optical drive
2-pin chassis
SMBus cable
intrusion cable 20-pin PANEL cable
to SCSI BP-1
to front panel
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SCSI cable to
SCSI BP-3
SCSI cable to
SCSI BP-1
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2.6.2 SCSI backplanes
View from front panel
Hot-swap SCSI
HDD connectors
View from rear panel
(J4)
SCSI BP-1: SMBus cable to SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-2: SMBus cable to SCSI BP-3 (J5)
SCSI BP-3: SMBus cable to mid-fan board (J4)
(J5)
SCSI BP-1: SMBus cable from motherboard
SCSI BP-2: SMBus cable from SCSI BP-1 (J4)
SCSI BP-3: SMBus cable from SCSI BP-2 (J5)
4-pin power cable
from power supply
J6 jumper
J3 jumper
J1 jumper
SCSI Terminator
or
SCSI cable from motherboard
or
SCSI cable to SCSI BP-2
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or
SCSI cable from SCSI BP-1
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2.6.3 SCSI HDD configurations
SCSI HDD Configuration 1
SCSI-A and SCSI-B connectors used by SCSI backplane boards
No RAID card
SCSI BP-3
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-1
SCSI-A connector
SCSI-B connector
SCSI BP-3
SCSI cable from
MB SCSI-B connector
Terminator
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-1
SCSI cable from SCSI BP-1
Terminator
SCSI cable from
MB SCSI-A connector
SCSI cable to SCSI BP-2
Rear panel
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SCSI HDD Configuration 2
Single-channel RAID card installed, connects to SCSI BP-1
SCSI-A connector used by SCSI BP-3
SCSI-B connector free for use by external SCSI device
SCSI BP-3
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-1
SCSI-A connector (connects to SCSI BP-3)
SCSI-B connector
(connects to external SCSI port on the rear panel)
External SCSI connector (on the rear panel)
RAID card installed on
PCI-X riser card (inside PCI cage)
SCSI BP-3
SCSI cable from
MB SCSI-A connector
Terminator
SCSI BP-2
SCSI cable from SCSI BP-1
Terminator
SCSI BP-1
SCSI cable from
RAID card connector
SCSI cable to SCSI BP-2
Rear panel
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SCSI HDD Configuration 3
Dual-channel RAID card installed
SCSI-A connector has no connected device
SCSI-B connector used by external SCSI connector (from rear panel)
SCSI BP-3
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-1
SCSI-A connector (no connection)
SCSI-B connector
(connects to external SCSI port on the rear panel)
External SCSI connector (on the rear panel)
RAID card installed on
PCI-X riser card (inside PCI cage)
SCSI BP-3
SCSI cable from
RAID card channel-2
Terminator
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-1
SCSI cable from SCSI BP-1
SCSI cable from
RAID card channel-1
Terminator
SCSI cable to SCSI BP-2
Rear panel
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2.6.4 SCSI ID assignments
SCSI BP-1
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-3
0
4
8
2
6
10
1
5
9
SCSI slot 3
SCSI slot 2
SCSI slot 1
Front panel
SCSI BP-1
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-3
SCSI slot 1
0
4
8
SCSI slot 2
2
6
10
SCSI slot 3
1
5
9
SAF-TE
15
12
13
SCSI card (if present)
7
2.6.5 SCSI jumper settings
SCSI BP-3
J1
J3
SCSI BP-1
SCSI BP-2
J6
J1
J3
J6
J1
J3
J6
Rear panel
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2.6.6 SMBus and backplane power cabling
SCSI BP-1
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-3
Mid-fan board
(FANBPC-AR21)
SMBus (J4)
SCSI BP-3
SCSI BP-2
SMBus cable to mid-fan board
SMBus connector (J4)
J4 J5
P9 plug from
power supply
SCSI BP-1
SMBus cable from
MB SMBus connector
J4 J5
P7 plug from
power supply
J4 J5
P6 plug from
power supply
Rear panel
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2.6.7 Fan boards
Main mid-fan boards (FANBP-AR21)
(located underneath the 7 hot-swap fans)
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Connect the mid-fan board
(FANBPC-AR21)
Mid-fan board (FANBPC-AR21)
P3 plug from power supply
2-pin thermistor cable
from CPU heatsink 1
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
SMBus cable
from SCSI BP-3
6-1 pin cable
from FAN60M
J1 connector
To main fan board
(FANBP-AR21)
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7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Fan interface board (FAN60M)
Side facing rear panel
Rear fan board (FAN60BPC)
Connects the
FAN60BPC board
Rear fan cables
Connects to
FAN60M board
Side facing front panel
Connects to J2 on
FANBPC-AR21
Connects to
CPU_FAN1 on MB
Connects to
SYS_FAN3 on MB
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2.7
Removable components
You may need to remove previously installed system components when
installing or removing system devices, or when you need to replace
defective components. This section tells how to remove the following
components:
1. Hot-swap mid-fans
2. Rear fans
3. Power supply modules
4. Optical drive/floppy drive
5. Front panel LED/switch board
6. SCSI backplanes
2.7.1 Hot-swap mid-fans (80mm)
The fan LED lights up green in normal operation. If the LED color turns
orange, the fan is faulty and should be replaced.
To remove an 80mm hot-swap fan:
1. Stand in front of the system and
open the top cover.
2. Use the thumb and index finger of
your right hand to flip up the right
handle, and the thumb and index
finger of your left hand to flip up
the left handle of the fan that you
wish to remove.
3. Firmly hold the handles and pull
up the fan until it is disengaged
from its connector.
Front panel
Avoid touching the fan blades while removing the fan. Spinning fan
blades may cause injury!
2.7.2 Rear fans (60mm)
To uninstall the rear fans:
1. Press the rear fan cage levers, two on
each side and two on the bottom.
2. Pull the fan cage from the chassis.
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2.7.3 Power supply modules
The barebone system ships with one power supply module. You may
purchase a second power supply module for redundancy.
To uninstall a power supply module:
1. Locate the power supply modules
on the rear panel, and select the
module that you wish to remove.
2. Hold the module lever and press
the latch on the inner side to
release the module.
3. Firmly pull the lever to slide the
power supply module out of the
chassis.
The module lever bends
down about half an inch as
the power supply slides out.
4. Repeat steps 2 to 3 to remove the
other module.
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2.7.4 Slim optical and floppy drives
To uninstall the optical floppy drives:
1. Disconnect the power and signal
cables connected to the rear of
the drives.
2. Loosen the thumbscrew that
secures the drive bracket to the
chassis. The optical drive is
attached to the top of the bracket,
and the floppy drive to bottom.
3. Slide the drive bracket toward the
SCSI backplanes to release it
from the chassis, then carefully
pull it out of the drive bay.
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2.7.5 Front panel LED and switch board
To uninstall the front panel and swtich board:
1. Disconnect all cables connected to the rear of the
board.
2. Remove the three screws the secure the board to
the chassis.
3. Carefully remove the board out of the chassis.
Rear side
When removed, the LED and switch board appears as shown. The LEDs
and switches on the board correspond to the LEDs and buttons on the
system front panel.
Front side
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.7.6 SCSI backplanes
To uninstall a SCSI backplane:
1. Disconnect all cables connected
to the rear of the SCSI backplane.
2. Carefully push the backplane
upward to remove it from the
chassis.
3. Repeat steps 1 to 2 to remove the
other backplanes.
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
This chapter describes how to install
optional components and devices into the
barebone server.
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installation options
Chapter 3
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3.1
Rackmount rail kit items
Your rackmount rail kit package contains:
• one pair of rack rails (for the rack)
• two pairs of server rails (for the server)
* to accommodate different sizes of rack
• 12 pairs of nut-and-bolt type screws
Rear end
Front end
Nuts-and-bolts
Rack rails
Server rails
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3.2
Attaching the rails to the server
To attach the server rails:
1. Locate the hooks on
the side of the
chassis.
Side hooks
2. Position a server rail parallel to
the side of the chassis, and match
each of the five hooks to the
holes on the rail.
Side hook locked
to rail hole
3. Secure the server rail to the with
a screw.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to attach the second server rail to the other side of
the chassis.
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3.3
Attaching the rack rails
To attach the rack rails:
1. Select two units of space (2U) on the rack where you wish to install the
barebone server.
2. Remove the screws from the 2U space on the rack front.
3. Remove the screws from the corresponding 2U space on the rack rear.
4. Measure the depth of the rack to
determine the length of the rack
rails.
5. Take three pieces of rack rail, consisting
of the middle piece, one front end (with
stopper tab), and one rear end (without
stopper tab). Assemble the rack rail to a
length depending on the rack depth.
Front end
Rear end
Stopper tabs
6. Secure the pieces together with
two pairs of nut-and-bolt screws.
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7. Measure the rack rail when
assembled to make sure that it
fits the rack.
8. Position the rack rail to the 2U
space on the rack.
9. Secure the front end of the rail
with two rack screws.
10. Secure the rear end of the rail
with two rack screws.
Rear end
(without stopper)
Front end
(with stopper)
11. Repeat steps 5 to 9 to assemble and attach the second rack rail.
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3.4
Rackmounting the server
To mount the server to the rack, align the server rails with the rack rails
and push the server to the depth of the rack as shown.
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Chapter 3: Installation options
This chapter includes the motherboard
layout, and brief descriptions of the jumpers
and internal connectors.
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Chapter 4
2-1
4.1
Motherboard layout
33cm (13in)
PS/2
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
SYSFAN3
ATX_POWER
CPUFAN1
DDR DIMMA1 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
DDR DIMMA2 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
COM1
SYSFAN2
CPU 1
mPGA 604
USB1
USB2
CON12V
DDR DIMMB1 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
DDR DIMMB2 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
DDR DIMMC1 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
DDR DIMMC2 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
CPU 2
®
PR-DLS533
RJ-45
(LAN-2)
ServerWorks ®
CMIC-LE
North Bridge
Intel
82544GC
Gigabit
Ethernet
RJ-45
(LAN-1)
CLKSW
30.5cm (12in)
mPGA 604
VGA
Super
I/O
ServerWorks ®
CIOB-X2
I/O Bridge
Intel
32bit
PCI
LAN
Controller
CLKSEL
Primary IDE
PCI-X1 (64-bit, 133MHz 3V)
IGLAN_EN
LAN_SW
Secondary IDE
PCI-X2 (64-bit, 133MHz 3V)
4Mbit
Flash
BIOS
ServerWorks ®
RCC CSB5
South Bridge
COM2
SCSI-A
VGA RAM
LED1
SCSI_EN
ServerWorks ®
CIOB-X2
I/O Bridge
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
CONFIG_SW
WOL_CON
IPMI
FLOPPY
CHASSIS
BUZZER
PANEL
R452
WOR
SMB
LSI® 53C1030
SCSI
Controller
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ATI
RAGE XL
VGA
Controller
4-2
CPUFAN2
USB2
IDELED
SYSFAN1
SCSI-B
34
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Chapter 4: Motherboard information
Layout contents
Switches/Jumpers
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
CPU external frequency selection (CLKSW Switches 1-5)
CPU clock setting (3-pin CLKSEL)
Gigabit LAN2 controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW)
Gigabit LAN1 controller setting (3-pin 1GLAN_EN)
SCSI setting (2-pin SCSI_EN)
Clear RTC RAM (R452)
4-4
4-5
4-5
4-6
4-6
4-7
Connectors
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
4-8
Serial port 2 connector (10-1 pin COM2)
4-8
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE [blue], SEC_IDE [black])
4-9
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
4-10
SMBus connector (6-1 pin SMB)
4-10
ATX power connectors (24/20-pin ATXPWR, 8-pin CON12V) 4-11
CPU, Chassis, and Power Fan Connectors
4-12
(3-pin CPUFAN1, CPUFAN2, SYSFAN1, SYSFAN2, SYSFAN3)
USB header (10-1 pin USB2)
4-12
IPMI connector (4-pin IPMI)
4-13
Wake-On-LAN Connector (3-pin WOL_CON)
4-13
68-pin Ultra320 SCSI Connectors (SCSI-A, SCSI-B)
4-14
Wake-On-Ring Connector (2-pin WOR)
4-15
Hard disk activity LED (2-pin IDELED)
4-15
System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1)
4-16
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4.2
Switches and jumpers
4.2.1 Switches
The following figure shows the location and default settings of the DIP
switches on the motherboard.
Keep the default settings for stable system operation.
CLKSW 1.Frequency Selection
ON
OFF
ON
1 2 3 4 5
2.Frequency Selection
3.Frequency Selection
4.Frequency Selection
5.Reserved (On)
PR-DLS533
PR-DLS533 DIP Switches
CPU external frequency selection (CLKSW Switches 1-5)
This option tells the clock generator what frequency to send the CPU.
This allows the selection of the CPU’s external frequency (or Bus
Clock). The BUS Clock multiplied by the Frequency Multiple equals the
CPU’s internal frequency (the advertised CPU speed).
CLKSW
PR-DLS533
ON
ON
ON
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
100MHz
101MHz
103MHz
ON
ON
ON
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
105MHz
110MHz
133MHz
(Default)
PR-DLS533 CPU
External Frequency Selection
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4.2.2 Jumpers
1. CPU clock setting (3-pin CLKSEL)
This jumper allows you to select the CPU frequency. Set to Auto (pins
1-2) to allow automatic frequency selection depending on the type of
the installed CPU. Set to pins 2-3 if you installed a 100MHz CPU.
Remove the jumper cap to manually select the CPU frequency using
the DIP switches.
CLKSEL
2 1
Auto
(Default)
3 2
Foster
3 2 1
Select
by CLKSW
PR-DLS533
PR-DLS533 CLK Setting
2. Gigabit LAN2 controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the 32-bit Intel® 82540EM
Gigabit LAN controller. Setting this jumper to pins 2-3 disables the
Gigabit LAN port (RJ-45) on the rear panel that corresponds to this
controller.
LAN_SW
Enable
(Default)
Disable
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3. Gigabit LAN1 controller setting (3-pin 1GLAN_EN)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the 64-bit Intel® 82544GC
Gigabit LAN controller. Setting this jumper to pins 2-3 disables the
Gigabit LAN port (RJ-45) on the rear panel that corresponds to this
controller.
1G LAN_EN
Enable
(Default)
Disable
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4. SCSI setting (2-pin SCSI_EN)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard SCSI feature.
Keep the jumper open if you wish to install SCSI devices. Place a cap
on the jumper to disable the onboard SCSI controller.
SCSI_EN
Enable
(Default)
Disable
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5. Clear RTC RAM (R452)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The RAM
data in CMOS, that include system setup information such as system
passwords, is powered by the onboard button cell battery.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Short the solder pads for about 5 seconds.
4. Re-install the onboard battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
Short solder points
to Clear CMOS
ASUS
ASIC
with Hardware
Monitor
R452
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
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4.3
Connectors
This section describes the internal connectors on the motherboard.
Refer to section “1.4 Rear panel features” for information on the
external (rear panel) connectors.
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After
connecting one end to the motherboard, connect the other end to the
floppy drive. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent incorrect insertion when
using ribbon cables with pin 5 plug).
FLOPPY
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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PR-DLS533 Floppy Disk Drive Connector
2. Serial port 2 connector (10-1 pin COM2)
This connector accommodates a second serial port using an optional
serial port bracket. Connect the bracket cable to this connector then
install the bracket into a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
PIN 1
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3. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE [blue], SEC_IDE [black])
This connector supports the provided UltraDMA/100/66 IDE hard disk
ribbon cable. Connect the cable’s blue connector to the primary
(recommended) or secondary IDE connector, then connect the gray
connector to the UltraDMA/100/66 slave device (hard disk drive) and
the black connector to the UltraDMA/100/66 master device. It is
recommended that you connect non-UltraDMA/100/66 devices to the
secondary IDE connector. If you install two hard disks, you must
configure the second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper
accordingly. Refer to the hard disk documentation for the jumper
settings. BIOS supports specific device bootup. You may configure two
hard disks to be both master devices with two ribbon cables – one for
the primary IDE connector and another for the secondary IDE
connector.
1. Pin 20 on each IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the UltraDMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect orientation
when you connect the cables.
2. The hole near the blue connector on the UltraDMA/100/66 cable is
intentional.
3. For UltraDMA/100/66 IDE devices, use the 80-conductor IDE cable.
Primary IDE Connector
PIN 1
Secondary IDE Connector
PIN 1
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NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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4. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This lead is for a chassis designed with intrusion detection feature.
This requires an external detection mechanism such as a chassis
intrusion sensor or microswitch. When you remove any chassis
component, the sensor triggers and sends a high-level signal to this
lead to record a chassis intrusion event.
By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are
connected to the front panel microswitch. If you wish to disable the
chassis intrusion detection feature, unplug the cable from the
microswitch and place a jumper cap to these pins.
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PR-DLS533 Chassis Intrusion Connector
Chassis Signal
Ground
+5Volt
(Power Supply Stand By)
CHASSIS
5. SMBus connector (6-1 pin SMB)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management
Bus) devices. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other
SMBus devices using the SMBus interface. SMBus is a specific
implementation of an I2C bus, a multi-device bus that allows multiple
chips to connect to the same bus and enable each one to act as a
master by initiating data transfer.
SMBCLK
FLOATING
+3V
SMBDATA
Ground
SMB
1
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6. ATX power connectors (24/20-pin ATXPWR, 8-pin CON12V)
These connectors connect to an ATX 12V power supply. The plugs
from the power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one
orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the
connectors completely fit.
In addition to the 24/20-pin power connector, this motherboard requires
that you connect the 8-pin +12V power plug to provide sufficient power
to the CPU.
24-pin Power Connector
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
Make sure that your ATX 12V power supply can provide 8A on the
+12V lead and at least 2A on the +5-volt standby lead (+5VSB). The
minimum recommended wattage is 230W, or 300W for a fully
configured system. The system may become unstable and may
experience difficulty powering up if the power supply is inadequate.
1
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
ATXPWR
4-pin
12V
12V
12V
12V
For Power Supply
with 20-pin
Power Connector
CON12V
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8-pin
GND
GND
GND
GND
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7. CPU, Chassis, and Power Fan Connectors
(3-pin CPUFAN1, CPUFAN2, SYSFAN1, SYSFAN2, SYSFAN3)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W
max.) or a total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan
cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Lack of
sufficient air flow within the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on
the fan connectors!
Rotation
+12V
GND
CPUFAN2
GND
+12V
Rotation
GND
+12V
Rotation
SYSFAN3 CPUFAN1 SYSFAN2
GND
+12V
Rotation
SYSFAN1
GND
+12V
Rotation
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PR-DLS533 12-Volt Cooling Fan Power
8. USB header (10-1 pin USB2)
If the USB ports on the rear panel are inadequate, a USB header is
available for additional USB ports. The USB header complies with USB
1.1 specification that supports up to 12 Mbps connection speed.
USB2
6
1
USB Power
USBP3–
USBP3+
GND
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USB Power
USBP2–
USBP2+
GND
NC
10
5
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IPMIDATA
GND
IPMICLK
NC
9. IPMI connector (4-pin IPMI)
The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) connector is for
the ASMC card. Connect the 4-pin ASMC interface cable to this
connector.
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IPMI
PR-DLS533 IPMI Connector
10. Wake-On-LAN Connector (3-pin WOL_CON)
This connector supports a LAN card with a Wake-On-LAN output. The
connector powers up the system when a wakeup packet or signal is
received through the LAN card.
IMPORTANT: Requires an ATX power
supply with at least 720mA +5 volt
standby power
WOL_CON
Ground
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PME +5 Volt Standby
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11. Two 68-pin Ultra320 SCSI Connectors (SCSI-A, SCSI-B)
This motherboard has two 68-Pin Ultra320 SCSI connectors; one for
each of the two channels. Each channel can support a maximum of 15
devices as specified by Ultra320 standards.
SCSI-A
1 35
68-Pin Ultra160/
Ultra2-Wide SCSI Connector
SCSI-B
68-Pin Ultra160/
Ultra2-Wide SCSI Connector
34
68
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34 68
SCSI Connection Notes
This motherboard has two 68-Pin Ultra320 SCSI connectors; one for each
of the two channels.
The onboard SCSI chipset incorporates an advanced multimode I/O cell
that supports both single-ended (SE), Ultra2, Ultra160, and Ultra320
devices. With Ultra320 devices, the SCSI bus platform performs at full
Ultra320 speeds (up to 320MB/s) 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 1.5m cable length.
Connect SCSI devices as shown. Each channel should have only one
type of SCSI standard (e.g. Ultra320, Ultra160, Ultra2, Ultra-Wide).
Mixing SCSI devices on the same channel decreases performance of
the slower device.
68-pin Internal SCSI Cable (Twisted-Pair Ribbon)
Channel B
Internal SCSI Devices (up to 15 devices)
68-pin Female
Terminator
68-pin Internal SCSI Cable (Twisted-Pair Ribbon)
Channel A
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Internal SCSI Devices (up to 15 devices)
68-pin Female
Terminator
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12. Wake-On-Ring Connector (2-pin WOR)
This connector connects to internal modem cards with a Wake-OnRing output. The connector powers up the system when a ringup
packet or signal is received through the internal modem card.
For external modems, Wake-On-Ring is detected through the COM
port.
WOR
1
2
Ground Ring#
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PR-DLS533 Wake-On-Ring Connector
13. Hard disk activity LED (2-pin IDELED)
This connector supplies power to the hard disk activity LED. The read
or write activities of any device connected to the primary or secondary
IDE connector cause this LED to light up.
IDELED
- +
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TIP: If the case-mounted LED does not
light, try reversing the 2-pin plug.
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14. System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1)
This connector accommodates several system front panel functions.
PLED
Keylock
Ground
+5 V
Power LED
10
Reset
Ground
1
PWR
Ground
20
+5 V
MLED
11
Message LED
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Speaker
Connector
+5V
IDELED+
IDELEDSpeaker
Keyboard Lock
Reset SW
ATX Power
Switch*
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• System power LED (2-pin PLED)
These leads connect to the system power LED on the front panel using
a cable. The LED lights up when you turn on the system power.
• Message LED (2-pin MLED)
These leads connect to the message LED on the front panel. The LED
indicates receipt of messages from a fax/modem. The normal status of
this LED is OFF when there is no incoming data signal. The LED blinks
when data is received. The system message LED feature requires an
ACPI operating system and driver.
• System speaker LED (4-pin SPEAKER)
These leads connect to the chassis-mounted speaker.
• ATX power button/ Soft-off switch (2-pin PWRBTN)
These leads connect a switch that controls the system power.
Pressing the power switch turns the system between ON and SLEEP,
or ON and SOFT OFF, depending on the BIOS or OS settings.
Pressing the power switch while in the ON mode for more than 4
seconds turns the system OFF.
• Reset switch (2-pin RESET)
These leads connect to the reset switch on the front panel using a
cable for rebooting the system without turning off the system power.
• Keyloack (2-pin KEYLOCK)
These leads connect to the chassis-mounted switch to allow use of the
keyboard lock feature.
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Chapter 5
BIOS setup
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform when
installing or removing system components.
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5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
5.1.1 Creating a bootable disk
AFLASH.EXE is a Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS by
uploading a new BIOS file to the programmable flash ROM on the
motherboard. This file works only in DOS mode. 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.
1. Type FORMAT A:/S at the DOS prompt to create a bootable system
disk. DO NOT copy AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS to the disk.
2. Type COPY D:\AFLASH\AFLASH.EXE A:\ (assuming D is your
CD-ROM drive) to copy AFLASH.EXE to the boot disk you created.
AFLASH works only in DOS mode. It does not work in the DOS prompt
within Windows, and does not work with certain memory drivers that
may be loaded when you boot from the hard drive. It is recommended
that you reboot using a floppy disk.
3. Reboot the computer from the floppy disk.
BIOS setup must specify “Floppy” as the first item in the boot
sequence.
4. In DOS mode, type A:\AFLASH <Enter> to run AFLASH.
If the word “unknown” appears 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.
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5. Select 1. Save Current BIOS to File from the Main menu and press
<Enter>. The Save Current BIOS To File screen appears.
6. Type a filename and the path, for example, A:\XXX-XX.XXX, then
press <Enter>.
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5.1.2 Updating the BIOS
Update the BIOS only if you have problems with the motherboard and
you are sure that the new BIOS revision will solve your problems.
Careless updating may result to more problems with the motherboard!
1. Download the latest ASUS BIOS file from the ASUS website, and save
to the boot floppy disk you created earlier.
2. Boot from the floppy disk.
3. At the “A:\” prompt, type AFLASH and then press <Enter>.
4. In the Main Menu, type 2 then press <Enter>. The Update BIOS
Including Boot Block and ESCD screen appears.
5. Type the filename of your new BIOS and the path, for example,
A:\XXX-XX.XXX, then press <Enter>.
To cancel this operation, press <Enter>.
6. When prompted to confirm the BIOS update, press Y to start the
update.
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7. The utility starts to program the new BIOS information into the Flash
ROM. The boot block is updated automatically only when necessary.
This minimizes the possibility of boot problems in case of update
failures. When the programming is done, the message “Flashed
Successfully” appears.
8. Follow the onscreen instructions to continue.
If you encounter problems while updating the new BIOS, DO NOT turn
off the system because this may cause boot problems. Just repeat the
process, and if the problem persists, load the original BIOS file you
saved to the boot disk. If the Flash Memory Writer utility is not able to
successfully update a complete BIOS file, the system may not boot. If
this happens, call the ASUS service center for support.
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5.2
BIOS Setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Flash ROM that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “5.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you may want to
change the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you
may want to enable the security password feature or make changes to the
power management settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system
using the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these
changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the Flash ROM.
The Flash ROM on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run
this program. Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility, otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Do this last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. It is
a menu-driven program, which means you can scroll through the various
sub-menus and make your selections among the predetermined choices.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purposes only,
and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
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5.2.1 BIOS menu bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
MAIN
Use this menu to make changes to the basic system
configuration.
ADVANCED Use this menu to enable and make changes to the
advanced features.
POWER
Use this menu to configure power management features.
BOOT
Use this menu to configure the default system device used
to locate and load the Operating System.
SERVER
Use this menu to set server-related items
EXIT
Use this menu to exit the current menu or to exit the Setup
program.
To access the menu bar items, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
5.2.2 Legend bar
At the bottom of the Setup screen is a legend bar. The keys in the legend bar
allow you to navigate through the various setup menus. The following table
lists the keys found in the legend bar with their corresponding functions.
Navigation Key(s)
Function Description
<F1> or <Alt + H>
Displays the General Help screen from anywhere in the BIOS Setup
<Esc>
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main
menu from a sub-menu
Left or Right arrow
Selects the menu item to the left or right
Up or Down arrow
Moves the highlight up or down between fields
- (minus key)
Scrolls backward through the values for the
highlighted field
+ (plus key) or spacebar Scrolls forward through the values for the highlighted field
<Enter>
Brings up a selection menu for the highlighted
field
<Home> or <PgUp>
Moves the cursor to the first field
<End> or <PgDn>
Moves the cursor to the last field
<F5>
Resets the current screen to its Setup Defaults
<F10>
Saves changes and exits Setup
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General help
In addition to the Item Specific Help window, the BIOS setup program also
provides a General Help screen. You may launch this screen from any
menu by simply pressing <F1> or the <Alt> + <H> combination. The
General Help screen lists the legend keys and their corresponding
functions.
Saving changes and exiting the Setup program
See “5.8 Exit Menu” for detailed information on saving changes and exiting
the setup program.
Scroll bar
When a scroll bar appears to the right of a help window, it indicates that
there is more information to be displayed that will not fit in the window. Use
<PgUp> and <PgDn> or the up and down arrow keys to scroll through the
entire help document. Press <Home> to display the first page, press
<End> to go to the last page. To exit the help window, press <Enter> or
<Esc>.
Sub-menu
Note that a right pointer symbol (as shown on the
left) appears to the left of certain fields. This pointer
indicates that you can display a sub-menu from this
field. A sub-menu contains additional options for a
field parameter. To display a sub-menu, move the
highlight to the field and press <Enter>. The submenu appears. Use the legend keys to enter values
and move from field to field within a sub-menu as
you would within a menu. Use the <Esc> key to
return to the main menu.
Take some time to familiarize yourself with the legend keys and their
corresponding functions. Practice navigating through the various menus
and sub-menus. If you accidentally make unwanted changes to any of the
fields, use the set default hot key <F5> to load the Setup default values.
While moving around through the Setup program, note that explanations
appear in the Item Specific Help window located to the right of each menu.
This window displays the help text for the currently highlighted field.
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5.3
Main Menu
When you enter the Setup program, the following screen appears.
System Time [XX:XX:XX]
Sets the system to the time that you specify (usually the current time). The
format is hour, minute, second. Valid values for hour, minute and second
are Hour: (00 to 23), Minute: (00 to 59), Second: (00 to 59). Use the <Tab>
or <Shift> + <Tab> keys to move between the hour, minute, and second
fields.
System Date [XX/XX/XXXX]
Sets the system to the date that you specify (usually the current date). The
format is month, day, year. Valid values for month, day, and year are
Month: (1 to 12), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (up to 2099). Use the <Tab> or
<Shift> + <Tab> keys to move between the month, day, and year fields.
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [None] [360K,
5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
Floppy 3 Mode Support [Disabled]
This is required to support older Japanese floppy drives. The Floppy 3
Mode feature allows reading and writing of 1.2MB (as opposed to 1.44MB)
on a 3.5-inch diskette. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Supervisor Password [Disabled] / User Password [Disabled]
These fields allow you to set passwords. To set a password, highlight the
appropriate field and press <Enter>. Type in a password then press
<Enter>. You can type up to eight alphanumeric characters. Symbols and
other characters are ignored. To confirm the password, type the password
again and press <Enter>. The password is now set to [Enabled]. This
password allows full access to the BIOS Setup menus. To clear the
password, highlight this field and press <Enter>. The same dialog box as
above appears. Press <Enter>. The password is set to [Disabled].
A note about passwords
The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify passwords in the Main
menu. The passwords control access to the BIOS during system
startup. Passwords are not case sensitive, meaning, passwords typed
in either uppercase or lowercase letters are accepted. The BIOS Setup
program allows you to specify two different passwords: a Supervisor
password and a User password. If you did not set a Supervisor
password, anyone can access the BIOS Setup program. If you did, the
Supervisor password is required to enter the BIOS Setup program and
to gain full access to the configuration fields.
Forgot the password?
If you forget your password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password
information is powered by the onboard button cell battery. See section
“2.7 Switches and jumpers” for information on how to erase the RTC
RAM.
Halt On [All Errors]
This field specifies the types of errors that will cause the system to halt.
Configuration options: [All Errors] [No Error] [All but Keyboard] [All but
Disk] [All but Disk/Keyboard]
Installed Memory [XXX MB]
This field automatically displays the amount of conventional memory
detected by the system during the boot process.
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5.3.1 Primary and Secondary Master/Slave
Type [Auto]
Select [Auto] to automatically detect an IDE hard disk drive. If automatic
detection is successful, Setup automatically fills in the correct values for
the remaining fields on this sub-menu. If automatic detection fails, this may
be because the hard disk drive is too old or too new. If the hard disk was
already formatted on an older system, Setup may detect incorrect
parameters. In these cases, select [User Type HDD] to manually enter the
IDE hard disk drive parameters. Refer to the next section for details.
Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have
the correct configuration information supplied by the drive
manufacturer. Incorrect settings may cause the system to fail to
recognize the installed hard disk.
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[User Type HDD]
Manually enter the number of cylinders, heads and sectors per track for
the drive. Refer to the drive documentation or on the drive label for this
information.
After entering the IDE hard disk drive information into BIOS, use a disk
utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE hard disk drives.
This is necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk.
Make sure to set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to
active.
If no drive is installed or if you are removing a drive and not replacing it,
select [None].
Other options for the Type field are:
[CD-ROM] - for IDE CD-ROM drives
[LS-120] - for LS-120 compatible floppy disk drives
[ZIP] - for ZIP-compatible disk drives
[MO] - for IDE magneto optical disk drives
[Other ATAPI Device] - for IDE devices not listed here
After making your selections on this sub-menu, press the <Esc> key to
return to the Main menu. When the Main menu appears, the hard disk
drive field displays the size for the hard disk drive that you configured.
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Translation Method [LBA]
Select the hard disk drive type in this field. When Logical Block Addressing
(LBA) is enabled, the 28-bit addressing of the hard drive is used without
regard for cylinders, heads, or sectors. Note that LBA Mode is necessary
for drives with more than 504MB storage capacity. Configuration options:
[LBA] [LARGE] [Normal] [Match Partition Table] [Manual]
Cylinders
This field configures the number of cylinders. Refer to the drive
documentation to determine the correct value. To make changes to this
field, set the Type field to [User Type HDD] and the Translation Method
field to [Manual].
Head
This field configures the number of read/write heads. Refer to the drive
documentation to determine the correct value. To make changes to this
field, set the Type field to [User Type HDD] and the Translation Method
field to [Manual].
Sector
This field configures the number of sectors per track. Refer to the drive
documentation to determine the correct value. To make changes to this
field, set the Type field to [User Type HDD] and the Translation Method
field to [Manual].
CHS Capacity
This field shows the drive’s maximum CHS capacity as calculated by the
BIOS based on the drive information you entered.
Maximum LBA Capacity
This field shows the drive’s maximum LBA capacity as calculated by the
BIOS based on the drive information you entered.
Multi-Sector Transfers [Maximum]
This option automatically sets the number of sectors per block to the
highest number that the drive supports. Note that when this field is
automatically configured, the set value may not always be the fastest
value for the drive. You may also manually configure this field. Refer to the
documentation that came with the hard drive to determine the optimum
value and set it manually. To make changes to this field, set the Type field
to [User Type HDD]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [2 Sectors] [4
Sectors] [8 Sectors] [16 Sectors] [32 Sectors] [Maximum]
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SMART Monitoring [Disabled]
This field allows you to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring,
Analysis and Reporting Technology) system that utilizes internal hard disk
drive monitoring technology. This parameter is normally disabled because
the resources used in the SMART monitoring feature may decrease
system performance. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PIO Mode [4]
This option lets you set a PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode for the
IDE device. Modes 0 through 4 provide successive increase in
performance. Configuration options: [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
Ultra DMA Mode [Disabled]
Ultra DMA capability allows improved transfer speeds and data integrity for
compatible IDE devices. Set to [Disabled] to suppress Ultra DMA
capability. To make changes to this field, set the Type field to [User Type
HDD]. Configuration options: [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [Disabled]
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5.3.2 Keyboard Features
Boot Up NumLock Status [On]
This field enables users to activate the Number Lock function upon system
boot. Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Keyboard Auto-Repeat Rate [6/Sec]
This controls the speed at which the system registers repeated keystrokes.
Options range from 6 to 30 characters per second. Configuration options:
[6/Sec] [8/Sec] [10/Sec] [12/Sec] [15/Sec] [20/Sec] [24/Sec] [30/Sec]
Keyboard Auto-Repeat Delay [1/4 Sec]
This field sets the time interval for displaying the first and second
characters. Configuration options: [1/4 Sec] [1/2 Sec] [3/4 Sec] [1 Sec]
Hotkey to Lock Keyboard [Disabled]
This field allows you to activate the OS independent keyboard lock
function using the selected hot keys. You must set a user password or a
supervisor password before enabling the keyboard lock function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Ctrl-Alt A] [Crtl-Alt Z] [Ctrl-Alt X]
[Ctrl-Shift A] [Ctrl-Shift Z] [Ctrl- Shift X]
Keyboard Idle Timer [Disabled]
This field allows you to activate the OS independent keyboard lock
function using the keyboard idle timer. You must set a user password or a
supervisor password before enabling the keyboard lock function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Mins] [5 Mins] [15 Mins]
[30 Mins]
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5.4
Advanced Menu
CPU Speed [Manual]
This field displays the auto-detected CPU speed.
CPU Level 1 Cache, CPU Level 2 Cache [Enabled]
These fields allow you to choose from the default [Enabled] or choose
[Disabled] to turn on or off the CPU Level 1 and Level 2 built-in cache.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable support for Hyper-Threading
Technology enabled processors which contain multiple logical processors
per physical processor package. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
BIOS Update [Enabled]
This field functions as an update loader integrated into the BIOS to supply
the processor with the required data. When set to [Enabled], the BIOS
loads the update on all processors during system bootup. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PS/2 Mouse Function Control [Auto]
The default setting [Auto] allows the system to detect a PS/2 mouse at
startup. If a mouse is detected, the BIOS assigns IRQ12 to the PS/2
mouse. Otherwise, IRQ12 can be used for expansion cards. When you set
this field to [Enabled], BIOS reserves IRQ12, whether or not a PS/2 mouse
is detected at startup. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Auto]
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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 to the
default setting [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Legacy Support [Auto]
This motherboard supports Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices. The
default of [Auto] allows the system to detect a USB device at startup. If
detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If not detected, the
USB controller legacy mode is disabled.
When you set this field to [Disabled], the USB controller legacy mode is
disabled whether or not you are using a USB device. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
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5.4.1 Chip Configuration
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 set this to UC
(uncacheable) if your display card cannot support this feature; otherwise
your system may not boot. Configuration options: [UC] [USWC]
Enhanced Memory Mapping [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the enhanced memory mapping
feature. When enabled, this feature permits better memory bus utilization
to increase the memory bus bandwidth and decrease the latencies.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The enhanced memory mapping feature can only be used under these
conditions:
• DIMM rows 2 and 4 are populated
• All the DIMMs installed are identical (the same type and size)
• DIMM sockets DDRA1 and DDRA2 are populated
Onboard PCI IDE [Both]
You can select to enable the primary IDE channel, both the primary and
secondary channels, or disable both channels. Configuration options:
[Both] [Primary] [Disabled]
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5.4.2 I/O Device Configuration
Floppy Disk Access Control [R/W]
When set to [Read Only], this parameter protects files from being copied to
floppy disks by allowing reads from, but not writes to, the floppy disk drive.
The default setting [R/W] allows both reads and writes. Configuration
options: [R/W] [Read Only]
Onboard Serial Port 1 [3F8H/IRQ4]
Onboard Serial Port 2 [2F8H/IRQ3]
These fields allow you to set the addresses for the onboard serial
connectors. Serial Port 1 and Serial Port 2 must have different addresses.
Configuration options: [3F8H/IRQ4] [2F8H/IRQ3] [3E8H/IRQ4] [2E8H/
IRQ10] [Disabled]
Onboard Parallel Port [378H/IRQ7]
This field allows you to set the address of the onboard parallel port
connector. If you disable this field, the Parallel Port Mode and ECP DMA
Select configurations are not available. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[378H/IRQ7] [278H/IRQ5]
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Parallel Port Mode [ECP+EPP]
This field allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port.
[Normal] allows normal-speed operation but in one direction only; [EPP]
allows bidirectional parallel port operation; [ECP] allows the parallel port to
operate in bidirectional DMA mode; [ECP+EPP] allows normal speed
operation in a two-way mode. Configuration options: [Normal] [EPP] [ECP]
[ECP+EPP]
ECP DMA Select [3]
This field allows you to configure the parallel port DMA channel for the
selected ECP mode. This selection is available only if you select [ECP] or
[ECP+EPP] in Parallel Port Mode above. Configuration options: [1] [3]
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5.4.3 PCI Configuration
Slot 1, Slot 2, Slot 3, Slot 4, Slot 5, Slot 6 IRQ [Auto]
These fields set how IRQ use is determined for each PCI slot. The
default setting for each field is [Auto], which utilizes auto-routing to
determine IRQ use. Configuration options: [Auto] [NA] [3] [4] [5] [7] [9]
[10] [11] [12] [14] [15]
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop [Disabled]
Some non-standard VGA cards, like graphics accelerators or MPEG video
cards, may not show colors properly. Setting this field to [Enabled] corrects
this problem. If you are using standard VGA cards, leave this field to the
default setting [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCI Latency Timer [32]
Leave on default setting for best performance vs. stability.
Sparse PCI Host Bus [Disabled]
This field allows you to reserve the bus number for the PCI slots.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2 BUS] [3 BUS] [4 BUS]
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Onboard SCSI BIOS [Auto]
[Auto] allows the motherboard BIOS to detect whether you have a Adaptec
SCSI controller. If the SCSI controller is detected, the SCSI BIOS will be
enabled. If no SCSI controller is detected, the onboard SCSI BIOS will be
disabled.
Setting to [Disabled] deactivates the onboard SCSI BIOS so that the
BIOS on an add-on SCSI card can be used. If your SCSI card does not
have a BIOS, the SCSI card will not function. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Disabled]
ONB SCSI BIOS First [No]
This field allows giving priority to the onboard SCSI BIOS for SCSI
functions over other SCSI controllers. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
ONB Primary SCSI Term [Enabled]
ONB Secondary SCSI Term [Enabled]
This field allows you to enable or disable the onboard termination for the
primary and secondary SCSI channels. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Primary VGA BIOS First [PCI VGA Card]
This field allows you to select the primary graphics card. Configuration
options: [PCI VGA Card] [Onboard VGA]
USB Function [Enabled]
Set this field to [Enabled] if you want to use Universal Serial Bus devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Onboard 2nd LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], these fields allow the system to boot from the
network using the onboard LAN controller boot ROM. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5
Power Menu
The Power menu allows you to reduce power consumption. This feature
turns off the video display and shuts down the hard disk after a period of
inactivity.
Power Management [User Defined]
This field allows you to activate or deactivate the automatic power saving
features. When set to [Disabled], the power management features do not
function regardless of the other settings on this menu. The [User Defined]
option allows you to set the period of inactivity before the system enters
suspend mode. Refer to “Suspend Mode” item.
When set to [Max Saving], system power is conserved to its greatest
amount. This setting automatically puts the system into suspend mode
after a brief period of system inactivity. [Min Saving] allows the least power
saving as the system enters suspend mode only after a long period of
inactivity. Configuration options: [User Defined] [Disabled] [Min Saving]
[Max Saving]
You should install the Advanced Power Management (APM) utility to
keep the system time updated even when the computer enters
suspend mode. In Windows 3.x and Windows 95, you need to install
Windows with the APM feature. In Windows 98 or later, APM is
automatically installed as indicated by a battery and power cord icon
labeled “Power Management” in the Control Panel. Select the item
“Advanced” in the Power Management Properties dialog box.
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Video Off Option [Suspend -> Off ]
This field determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor
power management. Configuration options: [Always On] [Suspend -> Off]
Video Off Method [DPMS OFF]
This field defines the video off features. The Display Power Management
System (DPMS) feature allows 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.
Even if installed, your screen saver does not display when you select
[Blank Screen] for the above field.
[V/H SYNC+Blank] blanks the screen and turns off vertical and horizontal
scanning. Configuration options: [Blank Screen] [V/H SYNC+Blank]
[DPMS Standby] [DPMS Suspend] [DPMS OFF] [DPMS Reduce ON]
HDD Power Down [Disabled]
Shuts down any IDE hard disk drives in the system after a period of
inactivity as set in this user-configurable field. This feature does not affect
SCSI hard drives. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [3
Min]...[15 Min]
Suspend Mode [Disabled]
Sets the time period before the system goes into suspend mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [1~2 Min] [2~3 Min] [4~5 min] [8~9 Min]
[20 Min] [30 Min] [40 Min] [1 Hour]
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
puts the system in sleep mode. Regardless of the setting, holding the ATX
switch for more than 4 seconds powers off the system. Configuration
options: [Soft off] [Suspend]
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5.5.1 Power Up Control
AC PWR Loss Restart [Disabled]
This allows you to set whether or not to reboot the system after power
interruptions. [Disabled] leaves your system off while [Enabled] reboots the
system. [Previous State] sets the system back to the state it was before
the power interruption. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
[Previous State]
Wake/Power Up On Ext. Modem [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is
in Soft-off mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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 turns the system
power on.
Onboard LAN Power Up [Disabled]
Power Up on PCI Card [Disabled]
These fields allow you to boot your computer from another computer by
sending a wake-up frame or signal to the LAN device, or the PCI modem
card if present. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
This parameter allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on
the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at
least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Space Bar]
[Ctrl-Esc] [Power Key]
Automatic Power Up [Disabled]
This allows an unattended or automatic system power up. You may
configure your system to power up at a certain time of the day by selecting
[Everyday] or at a certain time and day by selecting [By Date].
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Everyday] [By Date]
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5.5.2 Hardware Monitor
MB Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
CPU1 Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
CPU2 Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the MB (motherboard) and
CPU temperatures. Set to [Ignore] only if necessary.
CPU1 Fan Speed [xxxxRPM]
CPU2 Fan Speed [xxxxRPM]
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the CPU fan speeds in
rotations per minute (RPM). The presence of the fans is automatically
detected.
Make sure to connect the CPU fan cables to the appropriate
connectors (CPU1 cable to CPUFAN1 connector, CPU2 cable to
CPUFAN2 connector). Otherwise, the system may not boot.
VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage, 3VSB
Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the voltage output by the
onboard voltage regulators.
If any of the monitored items is out of range, the following error
message appears: “Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power
setup menu for details”. You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to
continue or DEL to enter SETUP”.
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5.6
Boot Menu
The motherboard BIOS supports the BIOS Boot Specification (BBS)
version 1.01. BBS is an intelligent mechanism that provides flexible ways
to set boot sequence for Initial Program Load (IPL) devices such as
CD-ROMs, network remote boot ROM, and SCSI or RAID controllers on
PnP cards.
The IPL devices are classified into three categories:
1. BIOS Aware IPL Devices (BAID)
2. PnP devices, includes Boot Connection Vector (BCV) and Bootstrap
Entry Vector (BEV) devices
3. Legacy devices
1st Boot : (BAID) [<0> Floppy]
This field allows you to select a BIOS Aware IPL Devices (BAID) to boot
from. A BAID is any device that can boot on an operating system but
requires a specific BIOS code for support. Bootable FDDs, ATA HDD,
ATAPI CD-ROM, ATA ZIP, and ATA MO drives are classified as BAID. The
drives present in the system will appear as options for this field.
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2nd Boot : (BCV) [None]
This field allows you to select a Boot Connection Vector (BCV) device to
boot from. BCV devices include SCSI controllers or SCSI cards, RAID
cards, and other devices on add-on cards with option ROM that hooks INT
13 to BIOS.
Some SCSI RAID cards hook INT19 to BIOS. If you use these cards,
you should enable INT 19 after installing the card. Otherwise, you
cannot enter the RAID card BIOS.
The BCV devices present in the system will appear as options for this field.
The field shows [None] if no BCV device is installed.
3rd Boot : (BEV) [<0> Intel Corporation]
This field allows you to select a Bootstrap Entry Vector (BCV) device to
boot from. BEV devices include network controllers or cards. The BEV
devices present in the system will appear as options for this field. For this
motherboard, the following options are present onboard:
[<0> Intel Corporation IBA 4.0.22 Slo (LAN A)]
[<1> Intel Corporation IBA 4.0.22 Slo (LAN B)]
4th Boot : (Legacy) [Disabled]
This field reserves the boot sequence selection only to legacy devices
including FDD, HDD, CD-ROM, SCSI, and LAN. This mode does not allow
booting from a boot device on an add-on card or controller. If you wish to
assign a device as a 1st Boot device for a specific application, you must
set that legacy device at the 1st Boot sequence.
For this motherboard, the following options are present onboard:
[Disabled] [Floppy] [HDD] [CD-ROM] [LAN Option ROM] [SCSI]
Plug & Play O/S [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. When [Yes] is
selected, interrupts may be reassigned by the OS. If you installed a nonPnP OS or if you want to prevent reassigning of interrupt settings, keep
the default setting [No]. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Reset Configuration Data [No]
The Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) contain information
about non-PnP devices. It also holds the complete record of how the
system was configured the last time it was booted. Select [Yes] if you want
to clear these data during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST). Configuration
options: [No] [Yes]
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MPS 1.4 Support [Enabled]
This field allows you to enable or disable the MultiProcessor Specification
1.4 support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Quick Power On Self Test [Enabled]
This field speeds up the Power-On-Self Test (POST) routine by skipping
retesting a second, third, and fourth time. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Boot Up Floppy Seek [Enabled]
When enabled, the BIOS will seek the floppy disk drive to determine
whether the drive has 40 or 80 tracks. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
5.6.1 Boot Configuration
Init Slot 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 IRQ [Normal]
This field allows you to set the priority level for each expansion slot in
order to determine expansion card initialization order. Configuration
options: [High] [Normal] [Low] [Skip]
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5.7
Server Menu
DRAM Hot Spare Memory [Disabled]
This field allows you to allocate rows of SDRAM for hot spare.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 row] [2 rows] [3 rows]
Remote Console [Disabled]
This field allows the text mode VGA display to be sent out to VT100
terminal through COM1. This function is effective at BIOS POST and DOS
environment. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [POST Only]
Event Log Viewer
Pressing <Enter> on this item gives you a sub-menu. You will be shown all
events such as “no bootable media” or “fan speed out of range”.
Clear Event Log [Disabled]
This field clears the event log recorded on the sub-menu. Select [Enabled]
to automatically clear the event log. Reset to [Disabled] to store up event
log data. An IPMI device must be connected to the server for this field to
function. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Log Memory ECC Error [Enabled]
This field allows you to set whether “Error Checking and Correcting”
memory errors are logged. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.8
Exit Menu
When you have made all of your selections from the various menus in the
Setup program, save your changes and exit Setup. Select Exit from the
menu bar to display the following menu.
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit Saving Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.
The CMOS RAM is sustained by an onboard backup battery and stays on
even when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a
confirmation window appears. Select [Yes] to save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. Pressing <Enter> saves the changes
while exiting.
Exit Discarding Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
system date, system time, and password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
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Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you
press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select [Yes] to load default
values. Select Exit Saving Changes or make other changes before saving
the values to the non-volatile RAM.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation
appears. Select [Yes] to discard any changes and load the previously
saved values.
Save Changes
This option saves your selections without exiting the Setup program. You
can then return to other menus and make further changes. After you select
this option, a confirmation window appears. Select [Yes] to save any
changes to the non-volatile RAM.
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Appendix
References
This appendix includes additional
information that you may refer to when
configuring your barebone server.
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A.1
Power supply
A.1.1 General description
The barebone server comes with one SSI-type 500W redundant power
supply with 115V/230V AC voltage, 50Hz/60Hz frequency.
You may purchase and install a second power supply with the same
specifications.
There are nine (9) power plugs from the power supply unit. Take note of
the devices to which you should connect the plugs.
P1
P1
P2
P3
P4
P5
P6
P7
P8
P9
A-2
P9
P3 P5 P4 P7 P8 P6 P2
Motherboard 24-pin ATX power connector
Motherboard 8-pin +12V AUX power connector
Mid-fan board
Reserved
PCI cage riser board
SCSI 1 backplane board
SCSI 2 backplane board
Optical drive/floppy drive board
SCSI 3 backplane board
Appendix: References
A.1.2 Specifications
Output voltage regulation
Output Voltage
Min (V)
Nom (V)
Max (V)
+3.3V
3.25
3.30
3.35
50mVp-p
+5V
4.90
5.00
5.10
50mVp-p
+12V
11.40
12.00
12.60
120mVp-p
-12V
-11.40
-12.00
-13.80
120mVp-p
4.85
5.00
5.20
50mVp-p
+5VSB
Ripple/Noise
Output current capacity
Output Voltage
Min (A)
Max (A)
Max. Output(A)
+3.3V
0.5
20.0
66.0
+5V
0.5
20.0
100.0
+12V1
1.5
18.0
216.0
+12V2
1.5
18.0
216.0
+12V3
0.0
18.0
300.0
-12V
0.0
0.5
6.0
+5VSB
0.0
2.0
10.0
Over-voltage protection
Voltage
Min (V)
Max (V)
+3.3V
3.8
4.3
+5V
5.7
6.5
+12V
13.5
15.0
Redundant power LED
LED
Display status
Description
Green
Blinking
ON
Power OFF
Normal operation
Orange
ON
One of two power modules is either
disconnected or defective
OFF
None
The power modules are not connected
to a power source
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A.2
Qualified Vendors List (QVL)
CPU
Vendor
Model
L2 cache
L3 cache
Clock
Bus speed
Intel
Xeon 2.8GHz
512KB
–
–
400
Intel
Xeon 2.4GHz
512KB
–
–
533
Intel
Xeon 2.66GHz
512KB
–
–
533
Intel
Xeon 2.8GHZ
512KB
–
–
533
Intel
Xeon 3.06GHz
512KB
–
–
533
Intel
Xeon 3.06GHz
512KB
1MB
–
533
Memory
A-4
Vendor
Type
Size
Module
Apacer
DDR266
256MB
77.10609.112
Apacer
DDR266
512MB
77.10709.112
Apacer
DDR266
1GB
77.11243.472
ATP
DDR266
256MB
AB32L72A8S4B0S
ATP
DDR266
512MB
AB64L72R4S8B0S
ATP
DDR266
1GB
AB28L72N4SMB0S
Transcend
DDR266
256MB
TS256MAU1590VA
Transcend
DDR266
512MB
TS512MAU1395MA
Transcend
DDR266
1GB
TS128MDR72V6L5
Kingston
DR266
256MB
KVR266X72RC25/256
Kingston
DR266
512MB
KVR266X72RC25/512
Kingston
DR266
1GB
KVR266X72RC25/1G
Kingston
DDR266
2GB
KVR266X72RC25/2G
Appendix: References
Qualified Vendors List (QVL) continued
SCSI HDD (10K)
Vendor
Type
Size
Product No.
Seagate/8M/10K
U320/80-pin
36GB
ST336607LC
IBM/4M/10K
U320/80-pin
36GB
IC35L036UCDY10-0
FSC/8M/10K
U320/80-pin
36GB
MAP3367NC
Seagate/8M/10K
U320/80-pin
73GB
ST373307LC
IBM/4M/10K
U320/80-pin
73GB
IC35L073UCDY10-0
FSC/8M/10K
U320/80-pin
73GB
MAP3735NC
Seagate/8M/10K
U320/80-pin
146GB
ST3146807LC
FSC/8M/10K
U320/80-pin
147GB
MAP3147NC
Vendor
Type
Size
Seagate/8M/15K
U320/80-pin
36GB
ST336753LC
FSC/8M/15K
U320/80-pin
36GB
MAS3367NC
Seagate/8M/15K
U320/80-pin
73GB
ST37453LC
FSC/8M/15K
U320/80-pin
73GB
MAS3735NC
SCSI HDD (15K)
Product No.
SCSI card
Vendor
Description
Product No.
ASUS
PXL-S30 64-bit U320
Adaptec
SCSI 39320-R 2-channel PCI-X U320
1978300;ASC-39320-PK
Adaptec
SCSI 29320-R 1-channel PCI-X U320
1978100;ASC-29320-PK
Adaptec
SCSI 39160 2-channel 64-bit PCI U160
1822300;ASC-39160-PK
SCSI RAID card
Vendor
Description
LSI
MegaRAID 320-1 1-channel 64-bit PCI U320
Adaptec
ASR2120S 1-channel 64-bit PCI U320
ASUS AP2400R-E1 2U barebone server
Product No.
1961800; ASR-2120S
A-5
A.3
Troubleshooting
Some problems that you may encounter are not due to defects on the
system or the components. These problems only requires simple
troubleshooting actions that you can perform by yourself.
A-6
Problem
Action
The power LED on the server or
on the monitor do not light up
1. Check if the power cable is
properly connected to the
power connector in the system
rear panel.
2. Make sure that the power
cables are connected to a
grounded power outlet.
3. Press the power button to
make sure that the system is
turned on.
The keyboard does not work
Check if the keyboard cable is
properly connected to the PS/2
keyboard port.
The mouse does not work
Check if the mouse cable is
properly connected to the mouse
port.
The system does not perform
power-on self tests (POST) after
it was turned on
1. Check the memory modules
and make sure you installed
the DIMMs the system
supports.
2. Make sure that the DIMMs are
properly installed on the
sockets.
Appendix: References
Problem
Action
The system continuously beeps
after it was turned on
1. Check the memory modules
and make sure you installed
supported DIMMs.
2. Make sure that the DIMMs are
properly installed on the
sockets.
The message “Non-system disk
or disk error” appears
1. Check if a bootable HDD is
active.
2. Check if the HDDs are
properly installed.
Network connection not
available
1. Make sure that the network
cable is connected to the LAN
port on the rear panel.
2. Make sure that you have
installed the LAN drivers from
the support CD.
ASUS AP2400R-E1 2U barebone server
A-7
A-8
Appendix: References
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