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KT600-AL
Rev. A+
System Board
User’s Manual
78700345
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Trademarks
Microsoft® MS-DOS®, WindowsTM, Windows® 95, Windows® 98,
Windows® 98 SE, Windows® ME, Windows® 200 and Windows®
XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. AMD,
AthlonTM XP, AthlonTM and DuronTM are registered trademarks of
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. VIA is a registered trademark of VIA
Technologies, Inc. Award is a registered trademark of Award Software, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks of products appearing in this manual are the properties of their respective holders.
Caution
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range..
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis
cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing, cover the system chassis before plugging the power cord.
Battery:
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend
by the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. 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 the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into 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.
Notice:
1. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply
with the emission limits.
Notice
This user’s manual contains detailed information about the system
board. If, in some cases, some information doesn’t match those
shown in the multilingual manual, the multilingual manual should
always be regarded as the most updated version. The multilingual
manual is included in the system board package.
To view the user’s manual, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive.
The autorun screen (Mainboard Utility CD) will appear. Click the
“TOOLS” icon then click “Manual” on the main menu.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 Features and Specifications................................................................................. 7
1.2 Package Checklist........................................................................................................... 15
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
System Board Layout ..............................................................................................
System Memory..............................................................................................................
CPU................................................................................................................................................
Jumper Settings.................................................................................................................
Rear I/O Panel..................................................................................................................
I/O Connectors...............................................................................................................
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
3.1 Award BIOS Setup Utility.................................................................................... 45
3.2 VIA RAID BIOS................................................................................................................ 86
3.3 Updating the BIOS....................................................................................................... 87
Chapter 4 - Supported Softwares
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
Desktop Management Interface.................................................................... 89
Drivers and Utilities Installation Notes................................................ 92
3D Audio Configuration......................................................................................... 102
Installation Notes........................................................................................................... 104
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Appendix A - Using the Suspend to RAM
Function
A.1 Using the Suspend to RAM Function......................................................105
Appendix B - System Error Messages
B.1 POST Beep....................................................................................................................... 109
B.2 Error Messages.............................................................................................................. 109
Appendix C - Troubleshooting
C.1 Troubleshooting Checklist....................................................................................111
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 Features and Specifications
1.1.1 Features
Chipset
• VIA® chipset
- North bridge: VIA® KT600
- South bridge: VIA® VT8237
Processor
The system board is equipped with Socket-A for 462-pin PGA
processor. It is also equipped with a switching voltage regulator
that automatically detects 1.100V to 1.850V.
• AMD AthlonTM XP 266/333/400MHz FSB
• AMD AthlonTM 200/266MHz FSB
• AMD DuronTM 200/266MHz FSB
Important:
To ensure proper boot up and operation of your system, you
must power-off the system then turn off the power supply’s
switch or unplug the AC power cord prior to replacing the CPU.
System Memory
• Three 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM sockets
• Supports up to 3GB memory (unbuffered DIMM)
• Suppor ts PC1600 (DDR200), PC2100 (DDR266), PC2700
(DDR333) and PC3200 (DDR400) DDR SDRAM DIMM, 2.5V
type
DIMMs
2MBx64
4MBx64
8MBx64
Memory Size
16MB
32MB
64MB
DIMMs
16MBx64
32MBx64
64MBx64
Memory Size
128MB
256MB
512MB
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Expansion Slots
• 1 AGP slot
• 5 PCI slots
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)
AGP is an interface designed to support high performance 3D
graphics cards. It utilizes a dedicated pipeline to access system
memory for texturing, z-buffering and alpha blending. The universal AGP slot supports AGP 8x with up to 2.13GB/sec. bandwidth
and AGP 4x with up to 1066MB/sec. bandwidth for 3D graphics
applications. AGP in this system board will deliver faster and better graphics to your PC.
Onboard LAN Features
• VIA 6103 LAN Phy
• Integrated IEEE 802.3, 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX compatible
PHY
• 32-bit PCI master interface
• Integrated power management functions
• Full duplex support at both 10 and 100 Mbps
• Supports IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation
• Supports wire for management
Onboard Audio Features
• AC’97 2.2 S/PDIF extension compliant codec
• Supports Microsoft® DirectSound / DirectSound 3D
• AC’97 supported with full duplex, independent sample rate
converter for audio recording and playback
• S/PDIF-in/out compressed digital output
• 6-channel audio output
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S/PDIF
S/PDIF is a standard audio file transfer format that transfers digital
audio signals to a device without having to be converted first to
an analog format. This prevents the quality of the audio signal
from degrading whenever it is converted to analog. S/PDIF is usually found on digital audio equipment such as a DAT machine or
audio processing device. The S/PDIF connector on the system
board sends surround sound and 3D audio signal outputs to amplifiers and speakers and to digital recording devices like CD recorders.
6-channel Audio
The 6-channel audio output function is supported by using the
surround connector, the audio jacks at the rear panel and
configuring the audio driver and utility. Please refer to chapters 2
and 4.
SATA IDE Interface with RAID
• Supports two SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces which are compliant with SATA 1.0 specification (1.5Gbps interface)
• Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD
Serial ATA (SATA) is a storage interface that is compliant with
SATA 1.0 specification. With speed of up to 1.5Gbps, it improves
hard drive performance even in data intensive environments such
as audio/video, consumer electronics and entry-level servers.
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PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
• Supports ATA/33, ATA/66, ATA/100 and ATA/133 hard drives
• UDMA Modes 3, 4, 5 and 6 Enhanced IDE (data transfer rate
up to 133MB/sec.)
• Bus mastering reduces CPU utilization during disk transfer
• Supports ATAPI CD-ROM, LS-120 and ZIP
USB Ports
The system board supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1. USB 1.1 supports 12Mb/second bandwidth while USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/
second bandwidth providing a marked improvement in device
transfer speeds between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
BIOS
• Award BIOS, Windows® 95/98/2000/ME/XP Plug and Play
compatible
• Supports SCSI sequential boot-up
• Flash EPROM for easy BIOS upgrades
• Supports DMI 2.0 function
• 2Mbit flash memory
Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
The system board comes with a DMI 2.0 built into the BIOS. The
DMI utility in the BIOS automatically records various information
about your system configuration and stores these information in
the DMI pool, which is a part of the system board's Plug and Play
BIOS. DMI, along with the appropriately networked software, is
designed to make inventory, maintenance and troubleshooting of
computer systems easier. Refer to chapter 4 for instructions on
using the DMI utility.
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Rear Panel I/O Ports (PC 99 color-coded connectors)
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One mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
One mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
Two DB-9 serial ports
One DB-25 parallel port
Four USB ports
One LAN port
Three audio jacks: line-out, line-in and mic-in
Connectors
• Two connectors for 4 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
• One front audio connector for external line-out and mic-in
jacks
• Two internal audio connectors (AUX-in and CD-in)
• One surround connector
• One S/PDIF-in/out connector
• Two SATA connectors
• Two IDE connectors
• One floppy connector
• One ATX power supply connector
• 2 fan connectors
1.1.2 System Health Monitor Functions
The system board is capable of monitoring the following “system
health” conditions.
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Monitors CPU/system temperature and overheat alarm
Monitors ±12V/+5V/3.3V/CPU/VBAT(V)/5VSB(V) voltages
Monitors CPU/system fan speed
Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage and fan
speed
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1.1.3
Intelligence
CPU Temperature Protection
The CPU Temperature Protection function has the capability of
monitoring the CPU’s temperature during system boot-up. Once
it has detected that the CPU’s temperature exceeded the “shutdown temperature” defined in the BIOS, the system will automatically power-off after 5 warning beeps.
CPU Fan Protection
The CPU Fan Protection function has the capability of monitoring
the CPU fan during system boot-up and will automatically poweroff the system once it has detected that the CPU fan did not
rotate. This preventive measure has been added to protect the
CPU from damage and insure a safe computing environment.
CPU Overclocking
The CPU Overclocking function allows you to adjust the processor’s bus clock. However, overclocking may result to the processor’s or system’s instability and are not guaranteed to provide
better system performance.
Overvoltage
The Overvoltage function allows you to manually adjust to a
higher core voltage that is supplied to the CPU, AGP and/or
DRAM. Although this function is supported, we do not recommend that you use a higher voltage because unstable current
may be supplied to the system board causing damage.
Dual Function Power Button
Depending on the setting in the “Soft-Off By PWRBTN” field of
the Power Management Setup, this switch will allow the system
to enter the Soft-Off or Suspend mode.
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Wake-On-Ring
This feature allows the system that is in the Suspend mode or
Soft Power Off mode to wake-up/power-on to respond to calls
coming from an external modem or respond to calls from a
modem PCI card that uses the PCI PME (Power Management
Event) signal to remotely wake up the PC.
Important:
If you are using a modem add-in card, the 5VSB power source
of your power supply must support a minimum of ≥720mA.
Wake-On-LAN
This feature allows the network to remotely wake up a Soft
Power Down (Soft-Off) PC. It is supported via the onboard LAN
port or via a PCI LAN card that uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal.. However, if your system is in the Suspend
mode, you can power-on the system only through an IRQ or
DMA interrupt.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
This function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2
mouse to power-on the system.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-USB
This function allows you to use a USB device to wake up the
system.
Important:
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB function for 2 USB ports,
the 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥1.5A.
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• If you are using the Wake-On-USB function for 3 or more
USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥2A.
RTC Timer to Power-on the System
The RTC installed on the system board allows your system to
automatically power-on on the set date and time.
AC Power Failure Recovery
When power returns after an AC power failure, you may choose
to either power-on the system manually or let the system
power-on automatically.
ACPI
The system board is designed to meet the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) specification. ACPI has energy saving features that enables PCs to implement Power Management
and Plug-and-Play with operating systems that support OS Direct
Power Management. Currently, only Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP
supports the ACPI function allowing you to use the Suspend to
RAM function.
With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off
the system at once by pressing the power button or selecting
“Standby” when you shut down Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP without having to go through the sometimes tiresome process of
closing files, applications and operating system. This is because the
system is capable of storing all programs and data files during the
entire operating session into RAM (Random Access Memory)
when it powers-off. The operating session will resume exactly
where you left off the next time you power-on the system.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥1A.
Virus Protection
Most viruses today destroy data stored in hard drives. The system
board is designed to protect the boot sector and partition table
of your hard disk drive.
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1.2 Package Checklist
The system board package contains the following items:
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The system board
A user’s manual
One Serial ATA cable
One IDE cable for ATA/33/66/100/133 IDE drives
One 34-pin floppy disk drive cable
One I/O shield
One “Main Board Utility” CD
If any of these items are missing or damaged, please contact your
dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
2.1 System Board Layout
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Warning:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your system board, processor, disk drives, add-in boards, and other components. Perform the
upgrade instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation only.
If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection
by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part
of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and
maintain contact with the system chassis throughout any procedures
requiring ESD protection.
2.2 System Memory
DDR 1
DDR 2
DDR 3
The system board supports DDR SDRAM DIMM. Double Data
Rate SDRAM (DDR SDRAM) is a type of SDRAM that doubles
the data rate through reading and writing at both the rising and
falling edge of each clock. This effectively doubles the speed of
operation therefore doubling the speed of data transfer.
Refer to chapter 1 (System Memory section) for detailed specification of the memory supported by the system board.
BIOS Setting
Configure the system memory in the Advanced Chipset Features
submenu (“DRAM Clock/Drive Control” section) of the BIOS.
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2.2.1 Installing the DIM Module
A DIM module simply snaps into a DIMM socket on the system
board. Pin 1 of the DIM module must correspond with Pin 1 of
the socket.
Notch
Key
Tab
Tab
Pin 1
1. Pull the “tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the
side.
2. Position the DIMM above the socket with the “notch” in the
module aligned with the “key” on the socket.
3. Seat the module vertically into the socket. Make sure it is
completely seated. The tabs will hold the DIMM in place.
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2.3 CPU
2.3.1 Overview
The system board is equipped with a surface mount Socket A
CPU socket. This socket is exclusively designed for installing an
AMD CPU.
2.3.2 Installing the CPU
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected
to it has been powered down.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Locate Socket A on the system board.
4. Unlock the socket by pushing the lever sideways, away from the
socket, then lifting it up to a 90o angle. Make sure the socket is
lifted to at least this angle otherwise the CPU will not fit in
properly.
Lever
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5. Position the CPU above the socket then align the gold mark
on the corner of the CPU (designated as pin 1) with pin 1 of
the socket.
Important:
Handle the CPU by its edges and avoid touching the pins.
Gold mark
Pin 1
6. Insert the CPU into the socket until it is seated in place. The
CPU will fit in only one orientation and can easily be inserted
without exerting any force.
Important:
Do not force the CPU into the socket. Forcing the CPU into
the socket may bend the pins and damage the CPU.
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7. Once the CPU is in place, push down the lever to lock the
socket. The lever should click on the side tab to indicate that
the CPU is completely secured in the socket.
Lever lock
2.3.3 Installing the Fan and Heat Sink
The CPU must be kept cool by using a CPU fan with heat sink.
Without sufficient air circulation across the CPU and heat sink,
the CPU will overheat damaging both the CPU and system board.
1. Before you install the fan / heat sink, you must apply a thermal paste onto the top of the CPU. The thermal paste, which
is usually supplied together with the CPU, looks somewhat
similar to the one shown below. Do not spread the paste all
over the surface. When you later place the heat sink on top
of the CPU, the compound will disperse evenly.
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Do not apply the paste if the fan / heat sink already has a
patch of thermal paste on its underside. Peel the strip that
covers the paste then place the fan / heat sink on top of the
CPU.
Strip
2. After placing the fan / heat sink on top of the CPU, latch the
retaining clip on one side of the fan heat sink onto the protruding tab on the side of the socket.
Retaining clip
Tab
3. Push down the other retaining clip until it latches and lock
onto the protruding tab on that side of the socket. Make sure
there is sufficient air circulation across the CPU fan and heat
sink.
4. Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector on the system board.
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2.4 Jumper Settings
2.4.1 Jumper Settings for Clearing CMOS Data
1
JP1
2 3
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
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2 3
2-3 On:
Clear CMOS Data
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the keyboard, supervisor or user password.
c) You are unable to boot-up the computer system because the processor’s clock was incorrectly set in the BIOS.
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in
the ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the ROM BIOS, please follow
the steps below.
1. Power-off the system and unplug the power cord.
2. Set JP1 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set
JP1 back to its default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Plug the power cord and power-on the system.
If your reason for clearing the CMOS data is due to incorrect
setting of the processor’s clock in the BIOS, please proceed to
step 4.
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4. After powering-on the system, press <Del> to enter the main
menu of the BIOS.
5. Select the Frequency/Voltage Control submenu and press
<Enter>.
6. Set the “CPU Clock” field to its default setting or an appropriate bus clock. Refer to the Frequency/Voltage Control section
in chapter 3 for more information.
7. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu of the BIOS setup
utility. Select “Save & Exit Setup” and press <Enter>.
8. Type <Y> and press <Enter>.
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2.5 Rear Panel I/O Ports
RJ45
LAN
PS/2
Mouse
Parallel
Line-in
USB 2
Line-out
Mic-in
PS/2
K/B
COM 1
COM 2
USB 1 USB 3-4
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
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PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
Parallel port
COM ports
USB ports
LAN port
Line-in jack
Line-out jack
Mic-in jack
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2.5.1 PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
PS/2 Mouse
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PS/2 Keyboard
The system board is equipped with an onboard PS/2 mouse
(Green) and PS/2 keyboard (Purple) ports - both at location
CN19 of the system board. The PS/2 mouse port uses IRQ12. If a
mouse is not connected to this port, the system will reserve
IRQ12 for other expansion cards.
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Warning:
Make sure to turn off your computer prior to connecting or
disconnecting a mouse or keyboard. Failure to do so may damage the system board.
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use
the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on the system. To
use this function:
• BIOS Setting:
Configure the KB/mouse wake up function in the Power Management Setup submenu (“IRQ/Event Activity Detect” section)
of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
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2.5.2 Serial Port
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COM 1
COM 2
The system board is equipped with two onboard serial ports
(COM 1: CN22 and COM 2: CN23) - both in Teal/Turquoise
color.
These ports are RS-232C asynchronous communication ports
with 16C550A-compatible UARTs that can be used with modems,
serial printers, remote display terminals, and other serial devices.
BIOS Setting
Select the serial ports’ I/O address in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to
chapter 3 for more information.
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2.5.3 Parallel Port
Parallel
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The system board has a standard parallel port (Burgundy) at location CN21 for interfacing your PC to a parallel printer. It supports SPP, ECP and EPP.
Setting
Function
SPP
(Standard Parallel Port)
Allows normal speed operation
but in one direction only.
ECP
(Extended Capabilities Port)
Allows parallel port to operate in
bidirectional mode and at a speed
faster than the SPP’s data transfer
rate.
EPP
(Enhanced Parallel Port)
Allows bidirectional parallel port
operation at maximum speed.
BIOS Setting
Select the parallel por t’s mode in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to
chapter 3 for more information.
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2.5.4 Universal Serial Bus Ports
USB 2
USB 1
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VCC
-Data
+Data
Ground
N. C.
USB 4
USB 3
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USB 5-6
USB 7-8
VCC
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Ground
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Four onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports (Black) are at locations CN24
(USB 1-2) and CN26 (USB 3-4) of the system board.
J9 (USB 5-6) and J10 (USB 7-8) connectors allow you to connect 4 additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports. Insert the connector that is
attached to the USB port cables to J9 or J10.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard USB in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“VIA OnChip PCI Device” section) of the BIOS.
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating
system to use the USB device. Refer to your operating system’s
manual or documentation for more information.
If you are using a USB 2.0 device, install the “USB 2.0 Drivers”.
Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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Wake-On-USB
The Wake-On-USB function allows you to use a USB device to
wake up the system.
• BIOS Setting:
Enable the USB wake up function in the Power Management
Setup submenu (“IRQ/Event Activity Detect” section) of the
Award BIOS.
Important:
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB function for 2 USB ports,
the 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥1.5A.
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB function for 3 or more
USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥2A.
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2.5.5 RJ45 Fast-Ethernet Port
RJ45 LAN
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The system board is equipped with an onboard RJ45 fastethernet LAN port at location CN26 of the system board. It allows the system board to connect to a local area network by
means of a network hub.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable the onboard LAN in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“VIA OnChip PCI Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer
to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the “VIA LAN Drivers”. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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2.5.6 Audio
Line-in
Line-out
Mic-in
GND
AuD_Vcc
AuD_R_Return
Key
AuD_L_Return
Center out
Center Out Return
LFE Out
LFE Out Return
Key
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10
9
Front audio
Surr_con
9
SL
Ground
SR
Ground
Ground/JS
Mic
Mic Power
AuD_R_Out
N. C.
AuD_L_Out
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2
1
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2
1
Mic-in, Line-in and Line-out
The mic-in, line-in and line-out jacks are at location CN25 of the
system board. A jack is a one-hole connecting interface for inserting a plug.
• Mic-in Jack (Pink)
This jack is used to connect an external microphone.
• Line-in Jack (Light Blue)
This jack can be connected to the line-out jack of any external audio devices such as Hi-fi set, CD player, AM/FM radio
tuner, synthesizer, etc. Connect a stereo cable from the lineout jack of your external device to this line-in jack.
• Line-out Jack (Lime)
This jack is used to connect external speakers for audio output
from the system board. Using this jack disables the front audio’s line-out function.
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Front Audio
The front audio connector (J18) allows you to connect to the
line-out and mic-in jacks that are at the front panel of your system. Using this connector will disable the rear audio’s line-out
and mic-in functions.
Remove the jumper caps from pins 5-6 and pins 9-10 of J18
prior to connecting the front audio cable connector. Make sure
pin 1 of the cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of J18. If you
are not using this connector, make sure to replace the jumper
caps back to their original pin locations.
Pins 5-6 and 9-10 short
(default)
The front audio is disabled.
The rear audio is enabled.
Pins 5-6 and 9-10 open
The front audio is enabled.
The rear audio is disabled.
Surround Connector
The surr_connector (J19) supports 4 audio output signals: center
channel, subwoofer, rear right channel and rear left channel. The 4
audio output signals together with the 2-channel line-out jack (at
the rear panel) support 6-channel audio output.
Remove the jumper caps from pins 2-4 and pins 6-8 of J19 prior
to connecting your audio cable connector. Make sure pin 1 of
the cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of J19. If you are not
using this connector, replace the jumper caps back to their original pin locations.
Driver Installation
Install the “Audio Drivers”. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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2.6 I/O Connectors
2.6.1 Internal Audio Connectors
Ground Ground
Left audio Right audio
channel channel
1
4
CD-in
Ground Ground
Left audio Right audio
channel channel
1
4
"
AUX-in
The CD-in (J15) and AUX-in (J14) connectors are used to receive audio from a CD-ROM drive, TV tuner or MPEG card.
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2.6.2 S/PDIF Connector
SPDIF out
Key GND
+5V
SPDIF in
1
5"
The S/PDIF connector (J16) is used to connect external S/PDIF
ports. Connect the audio cable connector to J16. Make sure pin
1 of the audio cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of J16.
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2.6.3 Floppy Disk Drive Connector
!
1
2
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The system board is equipped with a shrouded floppy disk drive
connector that supports two standard floppy disk drives. To prevent improper floppy cable installation, the shrouded floppy disk
header has a keying mechanism. The 34-pin connector on the
floppy cable can be placed into the header only if pin 1 of the
connector is aligned with pin 1 of the header.
Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive Cable
Install one end of the floppy disk drive cable into the shrouded
floppy disk header (J2) on the system board and the other endmost connector to the drive you want to designate as Drive A. If
you are connecting another drive (Drive B), install the middle
connector of the cable to the drive. The colored edge of the
daisy chained ribbon cable should be aligned with pin 1 of J2.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable this function in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Super I/O Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to
chapter 3 for more information.
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2.6.4 Serial ATA Connectors
SATA 1
7
GND
TXP
TXN
GND
RXN
RXP
GND
SATA 2 1
Connect one end of the SATA cable to J6 (SATA 1) or J8 (SATA
2) and the other end to your serial ATA device.
BIOS Setting
Enable the onboard SATA in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“VIA OnChip IDE Device” section) of the Award BIOS.
If you want the system to boot from the SATA drive, set the
“RAID or SCSI Card Boot” field to “Onboard RAID” in the Advanced BIOS Features submenu of the Award BIOS.
Configuring RAID on SATA Drives
The system board allows configuring RAID on SATA drives. It
supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD. The following must be set
accordingly.
•
BIOS Setting
Configure RAID (e.g. creating or deleting RAID) in the VIA
RAID BIOS. You can enter this utility by pressing the <Tab>
key during system boot up. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
•
Drivers and Utility
Install the “SATA RAID Drivers”. Refer to chapter 4 for more
information.
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2.6.5 IDE Disk Drive Connectors
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IDE-P
IDE-S
2
1
IDE-P
2
1
IDE-S
The system board is equipped with two shrouded PCI IDE headers that will interface four Enhanced IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) disk drives. To prevent improper IDE cable installation,
each shrouded PCI IDE header has a keying mechanism. The 40pin connector on the IDE cable can be placed into the header
only if pin 1 of the connector is aligned with pin 1 of the header.
Each IDE connector supports 2 devices, a Master and a Slave.
Use an IDE ribbon cable to connect the drives to the system
board. An IDE ribbon cable have 3 connectors on them, one that
plugs into an IDE connector on the system board and the other
2 connects to IDE devices. The connector at the end of the cable
is for the Master drive and the connector in the middle of the
cable is for the Slave drive.
Connecting the IDE Disk Drive Cable
Install one end of the IDE cable into the IDE-P header (J5) on
the system board and the other connectors to the IDE devices.
If you are adding a third or fourth IDE device, use another IDE
cable and install one end of the cable into the IDE-S header (J7)
on the system board and the other connectors to the IDE devices.
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Note:
Refer to your disk drive user’s manual for information about
selecting proper drive switch settings.
Adding a Second IDE Disk Drive
When using two IDE drives, one must be set as the master and
the other as the slave. Follow the instructions provided by the
drive manufacturer for setting the jumpers and/or switches on
the drives.
The system board suppor ts Enhanced IDE or ATA-2, ATA/33,
ATA/66, ATA/100 or ATA/133 hard drives. We recommend that
you use hard drives from the same manufacturer. In a few cases,
drives from two different manufacturers will not function properly when used together. The problem lies in the hard drives, not
the system board.
Important:
If you encountered problems while using an ATAPI CD-ROM
drive that is set in Master mode, please set the CD-ROM drive
to Slave mode. Some ATAPI CD-ROMs may not be recognized
and cannot be used if incorrectly set in Master mode.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable the onboard primary or secondary IDE in the
Integrated Peripherals submenu (“VIA OnChip IDE Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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2.6.6 Cooling Fan Connectors
!
Power
Ground Sense
1
3
CPU fan
3
1
Sense Ground
Power
System fan
!
Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector (J3) on the system board. The system fan connector (J4) is
used to connect an additional cooling fan. The cooling fans will
provide adequate airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the CPU and system board components.
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2.6.7 DIMM Standby Power LED
DIMM Standby
Power LED
The DIMM Standby Power LED will turn red when the system’s
power is on or when it is in the Suspend state (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM). It will not light when the system is in
the Soft-Off state.
Important:
Lighted LED serves as a reminder that you must power-off the
system then turn off the power supply’s switch or unplug the
power cord prior to installing any memory modules.
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2.6.8 Power Connector
10 20
+12V
5VSB
PW-OK
Ground
! +5V
Ground
+5V
Ground
3.3V
3.3V
+5V
+5V
-5V
Ground
Ground
Ground
PS-ON
Ground
-12V
3.3V
1 11
We recommend that you use a power supply that complies with
the ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide Version 1.1. An ATX12V
power supply has a standard 20-pin ATX main power connector
that must be inserted onto the CN18 connector.
The system board requires a minimum of 250 Watt power supply to operate. Your system configuration (amount of memory,
add-in cards, peripherals, etc.) may exceed the minimum power
requirement. To ensure that adequate power is provided, use a
300 Watt (or greater) power supply.
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2.6.9 Front Panel Connectors
ATX-SW
PWR-LED
20
19
2
1
J10
! HD-LED
RESET
SPEAKER
HD-LED: Primary/Secondary IDE LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
RESET: Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off
the system thus prolonging the life of the power supply or system.
SPEAKER: Speaker Connector
This connects to the speaker installed in the system chassis.
ATX-SW: ATX Power Switch
Depending on the setting in the BIOS setup, this switch is a “dual
function power button” that will allow your system to enter the
Soft-Off or Suspend mode. Refer to “Soft-Off By PWRBTN” in
the Power Management Setup (Chapter 3).
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PWR-LED: Power/Standby LED
When the system’s power is on, this LED will light. When the
system is in the S1 (POS - Power On Suspend) or S3 (STR Suspend To RAM) state, it will blink every second.
Note:
If a system did not boot-up and the Power/Standby LED did
not light after it was powered-on, it may indicate that the CPU
or memory module was not installed properly. Please make sure
they are properly inserted into their corresponding socket.
Pin
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Pin Assignment
HD-LED
(Primary/Secondary IDE LED)
3
5
HDD LED Power
HDD
Reserved
14
16
N. C.
N. C.
ATX-SW
(ATX power switch)
8
10
PWRBT+
PWRBT-
Reserved
18
20
N. C.
N. C.
RESET
(Reset switch)
7
9
Ground
H/W Reset
SPEAKER
(Speaker connector)
13
15
17
19
Speaker Data
N. C.
Ground
Speaker Power
PWR-LED
(Power/Standby LED)
2
4
6
LED Power (+)
LED Power (+)
LED Power (-) or Standby Signal
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
3.1 Award BIOS Setup Utility
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is a program that takes
care of the basic level of communication between the processor
and peripherals. In addition, the BIOS also contains codes for various advanced features found in this system board. This chapter
explains the Setup Utility for the Award BIOS.
After you power up the system, the BIOS message appears on
the screen and the memory count begins. After the memory test,
the following message will appear on the screen:
Press DEL to enter setup
If the message disappears before you respond, restart the system
or press the “Reset” button. You may also restart the system by
pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
When you press <Del>, the main menu screen will appear.
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3.1.1 Standard CMOS Features
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Standard CMOS Features” and
press <Enter>. A screen similar to the one below will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.1.1 Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays a day, from Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month,
from January to December. Date displays the date, from 1 to 31.
Year displays the year, from 1994 to 2079.
3.1.1.2 Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is
based on the 24-hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is
13:00:00. Hour displays hours from 00 to 23. Minute displays minutes from 00 to 59. Second displays seconds from 00 to 59.
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3.1.1.3 IDE Primary Master, IDE Primary Slave, IDE Secondary Master
and IDE Secondary Slave
Move the cursor to the “IDE Primary Master”, “IDE Primary
Slave”, “IDE Secondary Master” or “IDE Secondary Slave” field,
then press <Enter>. The following screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Detects the parameters of the drive. The parameters will automatically be shown on the screen.
IDE Primary Master/Slave and IDE Secondary Master/Slave
The drive type information should be included in the documentation from your hard disk vendor. If you select ”Auto”, the BIOS
will auto-detect the HDD & CD-ROM drive at the POST stage
and show the IDE for the HDD & CD-ROM drive. If a hard disk
has not been installed, select “None”.
Access Mode
For hard drives larger than 528MB, you would typically select the
LBA type. Certain operating systems require that you select CHS
or Large. Please check your operating system’s manual or Help
desk on which one to select.
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Capacity
Displays the approximate capacity of the disk drive. Usually the
size is slightly greater than the size of a formatted disk given by a
disk checking program.
Cylinder
This field displays the number of cylinders.
Head
This field displays the number of read/write heads.
Precomp
This field displays the number of cylinders at which to change
the write timing.
Landing Zone
This field displays the number of cylinders specified as the landing
zone for the read/write heads.
Sector
This field displays the number sectors per track.
3.1.1.4 Drive A and Drive B
These fields identify the types of floppy disk drives installed.
None
No floppy drive is installed
360K, 5.25 in. 5-1/4 in. standard drive; 360KB capacity
1.2M, 5.25 in. 5-1/4 in. AT-type high-density drive; 1.2MB capacity
720K, 3.5 in. 3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 720KB capacity
1.44M, 3.5 in. 3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 1.44MB capacity
2.88M, 3.5 in. 3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 2.88MB capacity
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3.1.1.5 Video
This field selects the type of video adapter used for the primary
system monitor. Although secondary monitors are supported, you
do not have to select the type. The default setting is EGA/VGA.
EGA/VGA Enhanced Graphics Adapter/Video Graphics Array.
For EGA, VGA, SVGA and PGA monitor adapters.
CGA 40 Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 40-column
mode.
CGA 80 Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 80-column
mode.
Mono
Monochrome adapter. Includes high resolution
monochrome adapters.
3.1.1.6 Halt On
This field determines whether the system will stop if an error is
detected during power up. The default setting is All Errors.
No Errors The system boot will not stop for any errors detected.
All Errors The system boot will stop whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error.
All, But Keyboard The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error; it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Diskette The system boot will not stop for a disk error; it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Disk/Key The system boot will not stop for a disk or
keyboard error; it will stop for all other errors.
3.1.1.7 Base Memory
Displays the amount of base (or conventional) memory installed
in the system. The value of the base memory is typically 512K for
systems with 512K memory installed on the motherboard or
640K for systems with 640K or more memory installed on the
motherboard.
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3.1.1.8 Extended Memory
Displays the amount of extended memory detected during bootup.
3.1.1.9 Total Memory
Displays the total memory available in the system.
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3.1.2 Advanced BIOS Features
The Advanced BIOS Features allows you to configure your system for basic operation. Some entries are defaults required by
the system board, while others, if enabled, will improve the performance of your system or let you set some features according
to your preference.
The screen above list all the fields available in the Advanced BIOS Features submenu,
for ease of reference in this manual. In the actual CMOS setup, you have to use the
scroll bar to view the fields. The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your
version may not be identical to this one.
3.1.2.1 Virus Warning
This field protects the boot sector and partition table of your
hard disk drive. When this field is enabled, the Award BIOS will
monitor the boot sector and partition table of the hard disk
drive. If an attempt is made to write to the boot sector or partition table of the hard disk drive, the BIOS will halt the system
and an error message will appear.
After seeing the error message, if necessary, you will be able to
run an anti-virus program to locate and remove the problem
before any damage is done.
Many disk diagnostic programs which attempt to access the boot
sector table will cause the warning message to appear. If you are
running such a program, we recommend that you first disable
this field. Also, disable this field if you are installing or running
certain operating systems like Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP or the
operating system may not install nor work.
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3.1.2.2 CPU Internal Cache and External Cache
These fields speed up the memory access. The default is Enabled,
which provides better performance by enabling cache.
3.1.2.3 CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
The processors supported by the system board come with builtin Level 2 cache. By default, ECC is enabled to check the Level 2
cache. If you are not using this function, set this field to Disabled.
3.1.2.4 Quick Power On Self Test
This field speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) whenever the
system is powered on. The BIOS will shorten or skip some check
items during POST. To attain the shortest POST time, select “Enabled”.
3.1.2.5 RAID or SCSI Card Boot
This field is used to select between booting from the drive connected to the SATA connector and from the drive connected to
the PCI SCSI add-in card.
Onboard RAID
PCI SCSI Card
The drive is connected to the SATA connector.
The drive is connected to the PCI SCSI addin card that is installed in a PCI slot.
3.1.2.6 First Boot Device, Second Boot Device, Third Boot Device
and Boot Other Device
Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the “First Boot
Device” “Second Boot Device” and “Third Boot Device” fields
respectively. The BIOS will boot the operating system according
to the sequence of the drive selected. Set “Boot Other Device”
to Enabled if you wish to boot from another device.
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3.1.2.7 Swap Floppy Drive
When this field is enabled and the system is booting from the
floppy drive, the system will boot from drive B instead of drive A.
When this field is disabled and the system is booting from the
floppy drive, the system will boot from drive A. You must have
two floppy drives to use this function.
3.1.2.8 Boot Up Floppy Seek
When enabled, the BIOS will check whether the floppy disk drive
installed is 40 or 80 tracks. Note that the BIOS cannot distinguish
between 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M drive types as they are all 80
tracks. When disabled, the BIOS will not search for the type of
floppy disk drive by track number. Note that there will not be any
warning message if the drive installed is 360KB.
3.1.2.9 Boot Up NumLock Status
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric
keypad. By default, the system boots up with NumLock on
wherein the function of the numeric keypad is the number keys.
When set to Off, the function of the numeric keypad is the arrow keys.
3.1.2.10 Gate A20 Option
This entry allows you to select how gate A20 is handled. Gate A20
is a device used to address memory above 1 Mbyte. Initially, gate
A20 was handled via the keyboard controller. Today, while keyboards still provide this support, it is more common, and much
faster, for the system chipset to provide support for gate A20.
Fast
Normal
The chipset controls Gate A20.
A pin in the keyboard controller controls Gate A20.
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3.1.2.11 Typematic Rate Setting
Disabled Continually holding down a key on your keyboard
will cause the BIOS to report that the key is down.
Enabled The BIOS will not only report that the key is down,
but will first wait for a moment, and, if the key is still
down, it will begin to report that the key has been
depressed repeatedly. For example, you would use
such a feature to accelerate cursor movements with
the arrow keys. You can then select the typematic
rate and typematic delay in the “Typematic Rate
(Chars/Sec)” and “Typematic Delay (Msec)” fields
below.
3.1.2.12 Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This field allows you to select the rate at which the keys are
accelerated.
3.1.2.13 Typematic Delay (Msec)
This field allows you to select the delay between when the key
was first depressed and when the acceleration begins.
3.1.2.14 Security Option
This field determines when the system will prompt for the password - everytime the system boots or only when you enter the
BIOS setup. Set the password in the Set Supervisor/User Password submenu.
System The system will not boot and access to Setup will be
denied unless the correct password is entered at the
prompt.
Setup The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied unless the correct password is entered at the
prompt.
3.1.2.15 MPS Version Control for OS
This field is used to select the MPS version that the system
board is using.
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3.1.2.16 OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
Select the “OS2” option only if the system that is running an
OS/2 operating system has greater than 64MB RAM.
3.1.2.17 HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
The system board supports SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and
Reporting Technology) hard drives. SMART is a reliability prediction technology for ATA/IDE and SCSI drives. The drive will provide sufficient notice to the system or user to backup data prior
to the drive’s failure. The default is Disabled. If you are using hard
drives that support S.M.A.R.T., set this field to Enabled. SMART is
supported in ATA/33 or later hard drives.
3.1.2.18 Full Screen Logo Show
This field is applicable only if you want a particular logo to appear during system boot-up.
Enabled The logo will appear in full screen during system
boot-up.
Disabled The logo will not appear during system boot-up.
3.1.2.19 Small Logo(EPA) Show
Enabled The EPA logo will appear during system boot-up.
Disabled The EPA logo will not appear during system bootup.
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3.1.3 Advanced Chipset Features
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
This section gives you functions to configure the system based
on the specific features of the chipset. The chipset manages bus
speeds and access to system memory resources. These items
should not be altered unless necessary. The default settings have
been chosen because they provide the best operating conditions
for your system. The only time you might consider making any
changes would be if you discovered some incompatibility or that
data was being lost while using your system.
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3.1.3.1 DRAM Clock/Drive Control
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
Current FSB Frequency
This field will show the detected FSB of the CPU.
Current DRAM Frequency
This field will show the detected frequency of the DDR SDRAM
DIMM.
DRAM Clock
This field is used to select the clock speed of the DDR SDRAM
DIMM.
By SPD
133 MHz
166 MHz
The EEPROM on a DIMM has SPD (Serial Presence Detect) data structure that stores information about the module such as the memory
type, memory size, memory speed, etc. When
this option is selected, the system will run according to the information in the EEPROM. This
option is the default setting because it provides
the most stable condition for the system.
The memory clock speed will run at 266MHz.
The memory clock speed will run at 333MHz.
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200 MHz
The memory clock speed will run at 400MHz
DDR.
DRAM Timing
This field is used to select the timing of the DRAM.
By SPD
Turbo
Ultra
Manual
The EEPROM on a DIMM has SPD (Serial Presence Detect) data structure that stores information about the module such as the memory
type, memory size, memory speed, etc. When
this option is selected, the system will run according to the information in the EEPROM. This
option is the default setting because it provides
the most stable condition for the system.
If you want the system to run at a speed faster
than “By SPD”, select this option. However, compatibility problems may occur with some
DRAMs. If you encounter any problems, set this
field to “By SPD” or “Manual”.
If you want the system to run at a speed faster
than “Turbo”, select this option. However, compatibility problems may occur with some
DRAMs. If you encounter any problems, set this
field to “By SPD” or “Manual”.
This option allows you to manually select the
options in the “DRAM CAS Latency” to “Active
to CMD (Trcd)” fields. The system will run according to the settings in these fields.
DRAM CAS Latency
This field is used to select the clock cycle of the SDRAM CAS
latency time. The option selected specifies the time before
SDRAM starts a read command after receiving it.
Bank Interleave
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Precharge to Active (Trp)
The options are 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T.
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Tras Non-DDR400/DDR400
The options are 5T/6T, 8T/12T, 6T/8T and 7T/10T.
Active to CMD (Trcd)
The options are 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T.
DRAM Burst Length
The options are 4 and 8.
DRAM Command Rate
The options are 1T Command and 2T Command.
Write Recovery Time
The options are 2T and 3T.
tWTR for DDR400 Only
The options are 1T, 2T and 3T.
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3.1.3.2 AGP & P2P Bridge Control
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
AGP Aperture Size
This field is relevant to the memory-mapped graphics data of the
AGP card installed in your system. Leave this in its default setting.
AGP Mode
This field allows you to select the AGP mode (data transfer rate) that
your AGP card supports to enable enhanced graphics performance
with high bandwidth speeds.
4X
8X
provides data transfer rate of up to 1066MB/sec.
provides data transfer rate of up to 2133MB/sec.
AGP Driving Control
Set this field to Manual only if there are compatibility problems
with some AGP cards. When set to Manual, you must select a value
in the “AGP Driving Value” field.
AGP Driving Value
This field is used to select a value for the AGP Driving control. We
recommend that you leave this field in its default setting.
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AGP Fast Write
Select Enabled to support the AGP Fast Write function.
AGP Master 1 WS Write
Set this field to Enabled to add one clock tick to AGP write
operations.
AGP Master 1 WS Read
Set this field to Enabled to add one clock tick to AGP read operations.
AGP 3.0 Calibration Cycle
Set this field to Enabled to support the AGP 3.0 calibration cycle
operations.
DBI Output for AGP Trans.
This field, when enabled, will provide better stability to the entire
system. The default is Enabled.
3.1.3.3 PCI1 Master 0 WS Write and PCI2 Master 0 WS Write
When enabled, writes to the PCI bus are executed with zero
wait state.
3.1.3.4 PCI1 Post Write and PCI2 Post Write
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
3.1.3.5 VLink 8x Support
Enabled
Disabled
VLink’s speed which links the North Bridge and
South Bridge is 8x.
VLink’s speed which links the North Bridge and
South Bridge is 4x.
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3.1.3.6 PCI Delay Transaction
When enabled, this function frees up the PCI bus for other PCI
masters during the PCI-to-ISA transactions. This allows PCI and
ISA buses to be used more efficiently and prevents degradation
of performance on the PCI bus when ISA accesses are made.
3.1.3.7 Memory Hole
This field is used to select the memory area that must not be
addressed to the ISA bus.
3.1.3.8 System BIOS Cacheable
When this field is enabled, accesses to the system BIOS ROM
addressed at F0000H-FFFFFH are cached, provided that the cache
controller is enabled. The larger the range of the Cache RAM, the
higher the efficiency of the system.
3.1.3.9 Video RAM Cacheable
When enabled, it allows the video RAM to be cacheable thus providing better video performance. If your graphics card does not support this function, leave this field in its default setting - Disabled.
3.1.3.10 I/O Recovery Time
Selecting Enabled will allow additional time for I/O devices to
respond to the system. However, if your I/O devices are capable
of fast I/O, select Disabled to speed up system operation.
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3.1.4
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Integrated Peripherals
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.4.1 VIA OnChip IDE Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
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OnChip SATA
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard SATA.
OnChip IDE Channel0 and OnChip IDE Channel1
These fields allow you to enable or disable the primary and secondary IDE controller. The default is Enabled. Select Disabled if
you want to add a different hard drive controller.
IDE Prefetch Mode
This allows data and addresses to be stored in the internal buffer
of the chip, thus reducing access time. Enable this field to achieve
better performance.
Primary Master/Slave PIO and Secondary Master/Slave PIO
PIO means Programmed Input/Output. Rather than have the
BIOS issue a series of commands to effect a transfer to or from
the disk drive, PIO allows the BIOS to tell the controller what it
wants and then let the controller and the CPU perform the complete task by themselves. Your system supports five modes, 0 (default) to 4, which primarily differ in timing. When Auto is selected,
the BIOS will select the best available mode after checking your
drive.
Auto
Mode 0-4
The BIOS will automatically set the system according to your hard disk drive’s timing.
You can select a mode that matches your hard
disk drive’s timing. Caution: Do not use the wrong
setting or you will have drive errors.
Primary Master/Slave UDMA and Secondary Master/Slave
UDMA
These fields allow you to set the Ultra DMA in use. When Auto
is selected, the BIOS will select the best available option after
checking your hard drive or CD-ROM.
Auto
Disabled
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The BIOS will automatically detect the settings
for you.
The BIOS will not detect these categories.
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IDE HDD Block Mode
Enabled The IDE HDD uses the block mode. The system
BIOS will check the hard disk drive for the maximum
block size the system can transfer. The block size will
depend on the type of hard disk drive.
Disabled The IDE HDD uses the standard mode.
3.1.4.2 VIA OnChip PCI Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
VIA-3058 AC97 Audio
Auto
Disabled
Select this option when using the onboard audio
codec.
Select this option when using a PCI sound card.
VIA-3043 OnChip LAN
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard LAN.
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Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Enable this field if you wish to use the boot ROM (instead of a
disk drive) to boot-up the system and access the local area network directly.
If you wish to change the boot ROM’s settings, type the <Shift>
and <F10> keys simultaneously when prompted during boot-up.
Take note: you will be able to access the boot ROM’s program
(by typing <Shift> + <F10>) only when this field is enabled.
OnChip USB Controller
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard USB.
OnChip EHCI Controller
If you are using USB 2.0, this field must be set to Enabled.
USB Keyboard Support
By default, USB Keyboard Support is Disabled. However, if you
are using a USB keyboard under DOS, make sure to enable this
function.
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3.1.4.3 Super IO Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
Onboard FDC Controller
Enabled
Disabled
Enables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Disables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Onboard Serial Port 1 and Onboard Serial Port 2
Auto
The system will automatically select an I/O address
for the onboard serial port 1 and serial port 2.
3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3 Allows
you
to
manually select an I/O address for the onboard serial port 1 and serial port 2.
Disabled Disables the onboard serial port 1 and/or serial port
2.
Onboard Parallel Port
378/IRQ7, 3BC/IRQ7, 278/IRQ5
Selects the I/O address
and IRQ for the onboard parallel port.
Disabled
Disables the onboard parallel port.
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Parallel Port Mode
The options are SPP, EPP, ECP and ECP+EPP. These apply to a
standard specification and will depend on the type and speed of
your device. Refer to your peripheral’s manual for the best option.
SPP
Allows normal speed operation but in one direction only.
ECP (Extended Capabilities Port)
Allows parallel port to operate in bidirectional mode and at a
speed faster than the normal mode’s data transfer rate.
EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port)
Allows bidirectional parallel por t operation at maximum
speed.
ECP Mode Use DMA
This is used to select the DMA channel of the parallel port.
3.1.4.4 Init Display First
This field is used to select whether to initialize the AGP or PCI
first when the system boots.
AGP
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When the system boots, it will first initialize the
AGP.
When the system boots, it will first initialize PCI.
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3.1.5 Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure your system to most effectively save energy.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.5.1 ACPI Function
This function should be enabled only in operating systems that
support ACPI. Currently, only Windows® 98SE/2000/ME/XP supports this function. When this field is enabled, the system will
ignore the settings in the “HDD Power Down” field. If you want
to use the Suspend to RAM function, make sure this field is enabled then select “S3(STR)” in the field below.
3.1.5.2 ACPI Suspend Type
This field is used to select the type of Suspend mode.
S1(POS)
S3(STR)
Enables the Power On Suspend function.
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
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3.1.5.3 Power Management Option
This field allows you to select the type (or degree) of power
saving by changing the length of idle time that elapses before the
“HDD Power Down” field is activated.
Min Saving
Max Saving
User Define
Minimum power saving time for the “HDD
Power Down” = 15 min.
Maximum power saving time for the “HDD
Power Down” = 1 min.
Allows you to set the power saving time in the
“HDD Power Down” field.
3.1.5.4 HDD Power Down
This is selectable only when the Power Management field is set
to User Define. When the system enters the HDD Power Down
mode according to the power saving time selected, the hard disk
drive will be powered down while all other devices remain active.
3.1.5.5 Suspend Mode
This is configurable only when the Power Management field is set
to “User Define”. When the system enters the power saving time
set in this field, the CPU and onboard peripherals will be shut off.
3.1.5.6 Video Off Option
Always On
Suspend -> Off
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The system BIOS will never turn off the
screen.
The screen is off when the system is in the
Suspend mode.
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3.1.5.7 Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
V/H SYNC + Blank This selection will cause the system to
turn off the vertical and horizontal synchronization ports and write blanks to the
video buffer.
Blank Screen This option only writes blanks to the video
buffer.
DPMS
Initializes display power management signaling.
Use this option if your video board supports it.
3.1.5.8 Soft-Off by PWRBTN
This field allows you to select the method of powering off your
system.
Delay 4 Sec. Regardless of whether the Power Management
function is enabled or disabled, if the power button is pushed and released in less than 4 sec, the
system enters the Suspend mode. The purpose of
this function is to prevent the system from
powering off in case you accidentally “hit” or
pushed the power button. Push and release again
in less than 4 sec to restore. Pushing the power
button for more than 4 seconds will power off
the system.
Instant-Off Pressing and then releasing the power button at
once will immediately power off your system.
3.1.5.9 Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
When this field is set to Auto, the system will initialize the VGA
BIOS when it wakes up from the S3 state. This can be configured
only if the “ACPI Suspend Type” field is set to “S3(STR)”.
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3.1.5.10 AC Lost Auto Restart
Keep Off
Turn On
When power returns after an AC power failure,
the system’s power is off. You must press the
Power button to power-on the system.
When power returns after an AC power failure,
the system will automatically power-on.
3.1.5.11 IRQ/Event Activity Detect
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
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PS2KB Wakeup Select
This field allows you to use a function key or password to wake
up the system.
Hot Key
Password
Use any of the function keys, between F1 and F12,
to wake up the system.
Use a password to wake up the system. Select this
option and press <Enter>. Enter your password.
You can enter up to 5 characters. Type in exactly
the same password to confirm, then press <Enter>.
Important:
If you forgot the password, you must power-off
the system, unplug the power cord and clear the
CMOS data by setting JP1 pins 2 and 3 to On.
PS2KB Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
The options in this field will allow you to use the PS/2 keyboard
to wake up the system from the S3/S4/S5 state.
PS2MS Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
This field, when enabled, allows you to use a PS/2 mouse to
wake up the system from the S3/S4/S5 state.
USB Resume from S3
This field, when enabled, allows you to use a USB device to wake
up the system.
VGA
When set to On, the system will respond and wake up to any
VGA activity.
LPT & COM
Select the port you would like the system to respond and wake
up when an event occurs on that port.
HDD & FDD
When set to On, the system will respond and wake up to any
hard drive or floppy drive activity.
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PCI Master
When set to On, the system will respond and wake up to any
PCI or bus master activity.
PowerOn by PCI Card
Enabled
Disabled
This field should be set to Enabled only if your PCI
card such as LAN card or modem card uses the
PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal to remotely wake up the system. Access to the LAN
card or PCI card will cause the system to wake up.
Refer to the card’s documentation for more information.
The system will not wake up despite access to the
PCI card.
Modem Ring Resume
When enabled, the system will power-on to respond to calls
coming from an external modem.
RTC Alarm Resume
Enabled
Disabled
When Enabled, you can set the date and time you
would like the Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC to
power-on in the “Date (of Month)” and “Resume
Time (hh:mm:ss)” fields. However, if the system is
being accessed by incoming calls or the network
prior to the date and time set in these fields, the
system will give priority to the incoming calls or
network.
Disables the automatic power-on function. (default)
Date (of Month)
0
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The system will power-on everyday according to the
time set in the “Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)” field.
Select a date you would like the system to power-on.
The system will power-on on the set date, and time
set in the “Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)” field.
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Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
This is used to set the time you would like the system to poweron. If you want the system to power-on everyday as set in the
“Date (of Month)” field, the time set in this field must be later
than the time of the RTC set in the Standard CMOS Features
submenu.
IRQs Activity Monitoring
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The “Primary
INTR”, and “IRQ3” - “IRQ15” fields will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
When enabled, access to the specified IRQ will cause the system
to wake up completely from the power management mode.
When disabled, the system will not wake up from the power
management mode despite access to the specified IRQ.
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3.1.6
PnP/PCI Configurations
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. It covers
some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that
only experienced users should make any changes to the default
settings.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.6.1 Reset Configuration Data
Enabled The BIOS will reset the Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) once automatically. It will then recreate a new set of configuration data.
Disabled The BIOS will not reset the configuration data.
3.1.6.2 Resources Controlled By
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capability to automatically
configure all of the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices.
Auto(ESCD) The system will automatically detect the settings
for you.
Manual
Choose the specific IRQ in the “IRQ Resources”
field.
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3.1.6.3 IRQ Resources
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. This field is used
to set each system interrupt to either Reserved or PCI Device.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.6.4 PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This field determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards
can work with PCI/VGA or not.
Enabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA.
Disabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards does not work with PCI/
VGA.
3.1.6.5 Slot 1,5 to Slot 4
By default, an IRQ is automatically assigned to the PCI devices
that are installed in the PCI slots. If a PCI device has not been
assigned an IRQ, you must manually assign an IRQ for the device.
During system boot-up, you will see “NA” for the device that
does not have an IRQ assigned.
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3.1.7 PC Health Status
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.7.1 Shutdown Temperature
You can prevent the system from overheating by selecting a temperature in this field. If the system detected that its temperature
exceeded the one set in this field, it will automatically shutdown.
This function will work only when you enable this function in the
Hardware Monitor utility.
3.1.7.2 CPU Voltage to Battery Voltage
These fields show the detected voltage of each item.
3.1.7.3 CPU Temperature and System Temperature
These fields show the current temperature of the CPU and the
current internal temperature of the system.
3.1.7.4 CPU Fan Speed and System Fan Speed
These fields show the current fan speed of the CPU fan and system fan in RPM (Revolutions Per Minute).
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Frequency/Voltage Control
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.8.1 Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk
When enabled, the system will automatically send clock signals to
existing DIMM or PCI devices.
3.1.8.2 Spread Spectrum
Leave this field in its default setting. Do not alter this setting unless advised by an engineer or technician.
3.1.8.3 CPU Clock
This field provides several options for selecting the external system bus clock of the processor. The available options allow you
to adjust the processor’s bus clock by 1MHz increment.
Important:
Overclocking may result to the processor’s or system’s instability
and are not guaranteed to provide better system performance.
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3.1.8.4 CPU Voltage Control
This field allows you to manually adjust to a higher core voltage
that is supplied to the CPU. If you want to use the CPU’s default
core voltage, leave this field in its default setting. The CPU’s Vcore
will be generated according to the CPU VID configuration.
Important:
Although this function is supported, we do not recommend that
you use a higher voltage because unstable current may be supplied to the system board causing damage.
3.1.8.5 DIMM Voltage Control
This field allows you to manually select higher voltage supplied
to the DRAM. If you want to use the DRAM’s default voltage,
leave this field in its default setting.
Important:
Although this function is supported, we do not recommend that
you use a higher voltage because unstable current may be supplied to the system board causing damage.
3.1.8.6 AGP Voltage Control
This field allows you to manually select higher voltage supplied
to the AGP. If you want to use the default voltage, leave this field
in its default setting.
Important:
Although this function is supported, we do not recommend that
you use a higher voltage because unstable current may be supplied to the system board causing damage.
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3.1.9 Load Fail-Safe Defaults
The “Load Fail-Safe Defaults” option loads the troubleshooting
default values permanently stored in the ROM chips. These settings are not optimal and turn off all high performance features.
You should use these values only if you have hardware problems.
Highlight this option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
If you want to proceed, type <Y> and press <Enter>. The default
settings will be loaded.
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3.1.10 Load Optimized Defaults
The “Load Optimized Defaults” option loads optimized settings
from the BIOS ROM. Use the default values as standard values for
your system. Highlight this option in the main menu and press
<Enter>.
Type <Y> and press <Enter> to load the Setup default values.
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Set Supervisor Password
If you want to protect your system and setup from unauthorized
entry, set a supervisor’s password with the “System” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want to protect
access to setup only, but not your system, set a supervisor’s password with the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS
Features. You will not be prompted for a password when you
cold boot the system.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and
press <Enter>.
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the
password function, highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and press
<Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc>
key to return to the main menu.
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3.1.12 Set User Password
If you want another user to have access only to your system but
not to setup, set a user’s password with the “System” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want a user to enter a password when trying to access setup, set a user’s password
with the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features.
Using user’s password to enter Setup allows a user to access
only “Set User Password” that appears in the main menu screen.
Access to all other options is denied.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set User Password” and press
<Enter>.
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the
password function, highlight “Set User Password” and press <Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key to
return to the main menu.
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3.1.13 Save & Exit Setup
When all the changes have been made, highlight “Save & Exit
Setup” and press <Enter>.
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The modifications you have made
will be written into the CMOS memory, and the system will
reboot. You will once again see the initial diagnostics on the
screen. If you wish to make additional changes to the setup, press
<Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc> simultaneously or <Del> after memory
testing is done.
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3.1.14 Exit Without Saving
When you do not want to save the changes you have made,
highlight “Exit Without Saving” and press <Enter>.
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The system will reboot and you will
once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make any changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc> simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
3.2 VIA RAID BIOS
The VIA RAID BIOS utility is used to configure and manage RAID
on Serial ATA drives.
After you power up the system and all hard disk drives have
been detected, the VIA RAID BIOS status message screen will
appear. Press the <Tab> key to enter the utility. The utility allows
you to build a RAID system using two Serial ATA (SATA) hard
drives.
Note:
Refer to the VIA SATA RAID manual for information on using
the utility. The manual is included in the CD.
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3.3 Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash
utility, AWDFLASH.EXE. You can download them from DFI’s web
site or contact technical support or your sales representative.
1. Save the new BIOS file along with the flash utility
AWDFLASH.EXE to a floppy disk.
2. Reboot the system and enter the Award BIOS Setup Utility to
set the first boot drive to “Floppy”.
3. Save the setting and reboot the system.
4. After the system booted from the floppy disk, execute the
flash utility by typing AWDFLASH.EXE. The following screen
will appear.
Award BIOS Flash Utility V.8.15B
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
(The current BIOS information will appear in this area.)
File Name to Program :
5. Type the new BIOS file name onto the gray area that is next
to “File Name to Program” then press <Enter>.
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6. The following will appear.
Do You Want to Save BIOS (Y/N)
This question refers to the current existing BIOS in your system. We recommend that you save the current BIOS and its
flash utility; just in case you need to reinstall the BIOS. To save
the current BIOS, press <Y> then enter the file name of the
current BIOS. Otherwise, press <N>.
7. The following will then appear.
Press “Y” to Program or “N” to Exit
8. Press <Y> to flash the new BIOS.
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Chapter 4 - Supported Software
4.1 Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
The system board comes with a DMI built into the BIOS. DMI,
along with the appropriately networked software, is designed to
make inventory, maintenance and troubleshooting of computer systems easier. With DMI, a network administrator or MIS engineer
can remotely access some information about a particular computer system without physically going to it. Quite often a service call
may be unnecessary as the problem can be solved remotely.
The DMI utility in the BIOS automatically records various information about your system configuration. Information about the type
and speed of CPU, type and amount of memory for each memory
slot, BIOS revision level, types of add-in PCI boards and components, certain revision numbers of hardware installed, etc. are automatically detected and stored in the DMI pool, which is a part
of the mainboard's Plug and Play BIOS. Additional information, such
as ISA based peripherals, which may not be automatically detected,
can be manually recorded in the DMI pool by using the Add DMI
menu. The DMI pool data is then verified or updated whenever the
system hardware or setup is altered.
4.1.1 Running the DMI Utility
To run the DMI utility, type: DMICFG.EXE. You can download this
utility from ftp.dfiusa.com - /utilities/DMI directory.
The DMI utility must run in real mode with at least 180K of base
memory. Memory managers like HIMEM.SYS (required by Windows) must not be installed. You may do this by using one of the
3 methods listed below.
1. Boot up from a system diskette without the AUTOEXEC.BAT
and CONFIG.SYS files,
2. “REM” HIMEM.SYS in the CONFIG.SYS, or
3. Press <F5> during bootup to bypass your AUTOEXEC.BAT and
CONFIG.SYS files.
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Award DMI Configuration Utility Copyright Award Software Inc, 1996
[Edit DMI] [Add DMI] [Load DMI File] [Save DMI File]
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System
Enclosure/Chassis
Processor
Memory Controller
Memory Module
Memory Module
Memory Module
Memory Module
Cache
Cache
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
System Slots
*** BIOS Auto Detect ***
Type : BIOS Information
Handle : 0000
Vendor Name :
BIOS Version :
BIOS Starting Address Segment : E000
BIOS Build Date :
BIOS Characteristics :
Size of BIOS ROM : 0256K
s
↑ ↓ ← Move cursor ENTER-Accept DEL-Delete ESC-Abort&Exit
→
The four menus located on top of the DMI Configuration Utility
screen are Edit DMI, Add DMI, Load DMI File and Save DMI File.
Use the ← or → (left or right) arrow keys to select a menu from
the Menu bar.
On the left side of the screen is a list of the system configuration
items. Use the ↑ or ↓ (up or down) arrow keys to select an item.
The commands at the bottom of the screen will allow you to navigate through the various setup menus.
Edit DMI
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Edit DMI menu.
2. Highlight the item on the left screen that you would like to edit
by using the ↑ or ↓ arrow keys, then press <Enter>.
3. The cursor will move to the screen you select allowing you to
edit information. The screen will also display the auto-detected
information.
4. Press <F10> to update the edited information into the flash
ROM.
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Add DMI
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Add DMI menu.
2. Highlight the item on the left screen that you would like to add
by using the ↑ or ↓ arrow keys, then press <Enter>.
3. The cursor will move to the screen you select allowing you to
enter information about the added item.
4. Press <F10> to save information into the flash ROM.
To view information about the added items, go to the Edit DMI
menu.
Load DMI File
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Load DMI File menu.
2. The following message will appear.
Press [Enter] to select DMI file for load
Press <Enter>.
3. The DMI files will appear on the screen. Select the file you
would like to load and press <Enter>.
4. The following message will appear.
Do you want to execute? (Y/N)
Type <Y>. All previous DMI structures will be destroyed and
the new file will be saved into the flash ROM.
Save DMI File
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Save DMI File menu.
2. The following message will appear.
Press [Enter] to select DMI file for save
Press <Enter>.
3. Enter the directory and filename under which you would like
the DMI file saved.
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4.2 Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities and software applications required to enhance the performance of the system board.
Inser t the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen
(Mainboard Utility CD) will appear. If after inserting the CD,
"Autorun" did not automatically start (which is, the Mainboard
Utility CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root
directory of the CD and double-click "Setup".
VIA KT600 chipset / Chipset Drivers
VIA Service Pack
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4.2.1 VIA® Service Pack
The VIA® Service Pack contains the following drivers.
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VIA ATAPI Vendor Support Driver
AGP VxD Driver
IRQ Routing Miniport Driver
VIA INF Driver
To install VIA Service Pack, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “CHIPSET”
icon.
2. Click “VIA Service Pack” on the main screen. The following
screen will appear.
3. Click “Next”. Please read the “VIA Service Pack Readme”
carefully before proceeding to step 3.
4. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete the
installation.
5. Reboot the system for the drivers to take effect.
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VIA® Service Pack Installation Notes
The “AGP VxD Driver” and “VIA INF Driver” drivers in the “VIA
Service Pack” are supported in Windows® 95, Windows® 98, Windows® 98 SE, Windows® ME and Windows® 2000.
You must first install VIA® Service Pack prior to installing any
other drivers. However, this may not be the case for some AGP
cards. Please read carefully the following information.
Important:
The VGA driver that came with some AGP cards is already
bundled with the AGP VxD driver. Since the version of the
bundled VxD driver may be older than the one provided in the
CD, installing the bundled VxD driver may cause problems. If you
are using this type of card, we recommend that you install first
the AGP card’s VGA driver before installing the VIA Service
Pack.
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4.2.2 Audio Drivers
The audio drivers are supported in the following operating systems: Windows  98 SE, Windows  ME, Windows  2000 and
Windows XP.
To install the driver, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “AUDIO”
icon.
2. Click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu. The following
screen will appear.
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3. Click “Install Device Driver”. The following screen will appear.
4. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
5. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
Note:
The 3D Audio Configuration software, which is an audio panel
for setting basic audio configurations, will at the same time be
installed into your system. Refer to the “3D Audio Configuration”
section in this chapter for more information.
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4.2.3 USB 2.0 Drivers
To install the USB 2.0 driver, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “USB” icon.
2. Click “USB 2.0 Drivers” on the main screen. The following
screen will appear.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Restart the system.
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4.2.4 VIA LAN Drivers
The LAN drivers for Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows
ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP support “Autorun”.
To install the LAN driver, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “NETWORK”
icon.
2. Click “VIA LAN Drivers”. on the main screen. The following
screen will appear.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
The LAN driver for Windows NT  4.0 does not suppor t
“Autorun”. Once the system has detected the fast ethernet controller, it will prompt you to install the driver for Windows NT
4.0. The driver is in the “VIALAN” root directory of the CD.
Please refer to README for the exact location of the drivers.
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4.2.5 SATA RAID Drivers
If the SATA drives will be configured as RAID, you must install
the SATA RAID Drivers.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “TOOLS”
icon.
2. Click “SATA RAID Drivers” on the main screen. The following
screen will appear.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Restart the system.
Important Notice for Windows XP/2000 and SATA RAID Users
If you are (1) using a SATA drive to install the Windows XP/
2000 operating system or (2) you are configuring RAID on
SATA drives, you must install the SATA drivers from a diskette
whenever you are prompted by the system to install the drivers.
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The SATA drivers are contained in the CD that came with the
system board. Prepare a blank formatted diskette then copy all
the SATA driver files from the SATA\DRIVERDISK\SATA directory
of the CD into the blank diskette. You can now use the diskette
to install the drivers.
Note:
Refer to the VIA SATA RAID manual for information on using
the utility. The manual is included in the CD.
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4.2.6 Microsoft DirectX 8.1
To install, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “TOOLS”
icon.
2. Click “Microsoft DirectX 8.1” on the main screen. The screen
below will appear.
3. Click “Yes”.
4. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
5. Restart the system.
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4.3 3D Audio Configuration
When you install the audio driver, the 3D Audio Configuration
software will at the same time be installed into your system. 3D
Audio Configuration is an audio panel for setting basic audio configurations. It allows you to configure 2-channel, 4-channel and 6channel audio modes as well as configure the audio effects. After
installing the audio driver and rebooting the system, you can run
3D Audio Configuration either from the taskbar or from the
Control Panel.
a. Right-click the 3D Audio Configuration icon which you will
find in the taskbar at the lower right corner of the desktop
screen.
b. On your Windows desktop, click Start, point to Settings then
click Control Panel. The Control Panel dialog box will appear.
Double-click CMI Audio Config.
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Speaker Output
When you open 3D Audio Configuration, the default screen that appears is
the Speaker Output. This
is
where
you
will
configure analog output
settings to speakers.
S/PDIF
This panel is used to
configure S/PDIF output
which provides a low-distortion digital data transfer
between audio devices.
Volume Control
This panel provides digital
volume control for all 6
channels. You can regulate
each volume to the
speaker when playing digital sound sources.
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4.4 Installation Notes
1. "Autorun" ONLY supports the Windows 98, Windows 98
SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 and
Windows XP operating systems. If after inserting the CD,
"Autorun" did not automatically star t (which is, the Main
Board Utility CD screen did not appear), please go directly to
the root directory of the CD and double-click "Setup".
2. All steps or procedures to install software drivers are subject
to change without notice as the softwares are occassionally
updated. Please go to DFI's web site at "http://www.dfi.com/
support1/download2.asp" for the latest version of the drivers
or software applications.
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Appendix A - Using the Suspend to RAM Function
A.1 Using the Suspend to RAM Function
If you are using the Windows® 98 operating system, please follow
the steps below.
1.
Select “Power Management Setup” in the main menu screen
and press <Enter>.
2.
In the “ACPI Function” field, select “Enabled”.
3.
In the “ACPI Suspend Type” field, select “S3(STR)”.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
4.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu.
5.
Select “Save & Exit Setup” and press <Enter>. Type <Y> and
press <Enter>.
6.
Install Windows® 98 by typing the following parameter. This is
to ensure that the ACPI function is supported.
[drive]:>setup /p j
If you have previously installed Windows® 98, you need to upgrade the system in order to support ACPI. Please contact
Microsoft for upgrade information.
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7.
Boot Windows® 98. In the Windows® 98 desktop, click the
Start button. Move the cursor to Settings, then click Control
Panel.
To check whether ACPI was properly installed, double-click the
System icon. In the System Properties dialog box, click the
“Device Manager” tab. In “View devices by type”, click “System
devices”.
8.
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Double-click the System icon. In the System Properties dialog
box, click the Performance tab.
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Click File System. In the “Typical role of this computer” field,
select “Mobile or docking system”. Click Apply, then click OK.
Restart the computer.
10. Repeat step 7 to open the Control Panel dialog box. Doubleclick the Power Management icon.
11. Click the Advanced tab. In the “When I press the power button on my computer” field, select “Standby”.
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12. After completing the steps above and you want to power-off
the computer, you do not need to go through the process of
closing files, applications and operating system. You can poweroff the computer at once by pressing the power button or
selecting “Standby” when you shut down Windows® 98.
To power-on the computer, just press the power button. The
operating session where you left off when you power-off the
computer will resume in not more than 8 seconds.
If you have changed the color or resolution (in the Display
Properties dialog box), do not apply the settings without restarting. You must restart the computer.
Important:
If you are unable to use the Suspend to RAM function (after
performing the steps above in Windows® 98 or when you are
in-Windows® 2000/ME/XP), please check whether your add-in
cards or devices support this function. If this function is not supported, you need to download the appropriate driver from their
respective website.
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Appendix B - System Error Message
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to correct something, either a beep code will sound or a message will be
displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the message,
PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or DEL TO ENTER
SETUP, will be shown in the information box at the bottom. Enter
Setup to correct the error.
B.1 Error Messages
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the
BIOS detects an error during the POST. This list indicates the error
messages for all Awards BIOSes:
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
Caution:
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the battery
manufacturer’s instructions.
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has
become corrupt. This error may have been caused by a weak battery. Check the battery and replace if necessary.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The display switch on the motherboard can be set to either monochrome or color. This indicates the switch is set to a different setting
than indicated in Setup. Determine which setting is correct, either
turn off the system and change the jumper or enter Setup and
change the VIDEO selection.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
Floppy type mismatch.
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Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
HDD initialization error.
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Sector Verify failed.
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller
is pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
correctly and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
Manufacturing POST loop
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the keyboard
controller is pull low. This is also used for the M/B burn in test at
the factory.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
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Appendix C - Troubleshooting
C.1 Troubleshooting Checklist
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems
that you may encounter with your personal computer. To efficiently
troubleshoot your system, treat each problem individually. This is to
ensure an accurate diagnosis of the problem in case a problem has
multiple causes.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter
problems while using your system are listed below.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
3. The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are connected is working. Test the outlet by plugging in a lamp or other
electrical device.
4. The monitor is turned on.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted properly.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system
and is set up correctly.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2. Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly
attached to the monitor and the other end is plugged into a
working AC outlet. If necessary, try another outlet.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the
monitor and the system’s display adapter.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s
brightness control knob.
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The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1. The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical sync.
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that
may be creating a magnetic field around the display.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported
by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
1. If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor
may need to be turned off. Fluorescent lights adjacent to the
monitor may also cause screen wavering.
Power Supply
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
1. Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live
outlet and the other end properly plugged into the back of the
system.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is
set for the correct type of voltage you are using.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord
and install a new one if necessary.
Floppy Drive
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1. The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette
and try again.
2. The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not
write-protected.
3. You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path statement to make sure you are writing to the targeted drive.
4. There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another
diskette with adequate storage space.
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Hard Drive
Hard disk failure.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has
been entered in the BIOS.
2. If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the
bootable (first) hard drive is configured as Master and the second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard drive
must have an active/bootable partition.
Excessively long formatting period.
If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to format, it is likely a cable connection problem. However, if your hard
drive has a large capacity, it will take a longer time to format.
Parallel Port
The parallel printer doesn’t respond when you try to print.
1. Make sure that your printer is turned on and that the printer is
on-line.
2. Make sure your software is configured for the right type of
printer attached.
3. Verify that the onboard LPT port’s I/O address and IRQ settings
are configured correctly.
4. Verify that the attached device works by attaching it to a parallel
port that is working and configured correctly. If it works, the
printer can be assumed to be in good condition. If the printer
remains inoperative, replace the printer cable and try again.
Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is
outputting garbled characters.
1. Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that
the device is on-line.
2. Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on
the rear of the computer.
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3. Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a
serial port that is working and configured correctly. If the serial
device does not work, either the cable or the serial device has a
problem. If the serial device works, the problem may be due to
the onboard I/O or the address setting.
4. Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured
correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
1. Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2. Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and
that no keys are pressed during the booting process.
System Board
1. Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion
slot. If the add-in card is loose, power off the system, re-install
the card and power up the system.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are properly set.
3. Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the
memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
5. If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface
and seat all socketed components. Gently press each component into the socket.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and
load the BIOS defaults.
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