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Motherboard
with VIA Eden Processor
MX266
User’s Manual
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ISO 9001 Certificate:
This device was produced in our plant with advanced quality system certified by DNV QA Ltd. in
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DESIGN & MANUFACTURE OF MOTHERBOARD AND PERSONAL COMPUTERS.
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This product complies with FCC Rules Part 15 and has been tested, and complied with the EMI
rules by a certified body. In normal operation, there shall be no harmful interference caused by this
device nor shall this device accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of this product.
Easy Installation
Easy Installation
Easy Installation Steps
The following “Easy Installation” steps are for users
accustomed to the assembly of a computer system. For those
individuals requiring more specific information, please refer
to the more detailed descriptions located within the latter
chapters of this manual.
Note: You must keep your power cable unplugged until the
following installation steps are completed.
Getting Started
-Touch a grounded metal surface to release static electricity
stored in your body before unpacking your motherboard. For
details please refer to Precaution.
-Install the 3.3 volt un-buffered DDR SDRAM into the 184
pin DIMM slots.
-Plug in any peripheral card(s) that you want to be included in
the setup.
-Plug in all cables included in the package except for the
power cord.
-Please recheck all steps to ensure no mistakes have been
made and then plug in the power cord and turn on the power
to enter the BIOS setup, Chapter 3.
TABLE OF CONTENT
USER’S NOTICE
MANUAL REVISION INFORMATION
COOLING SOLUTIONS
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION OF MX266 MOTHERBOARD
1-1 FEATURE OF MOTHERBOARD
1-2 SPECIFICATION
1-3 LAYOUT DIAGRAM
1-4 JUMPER & CONNECTOR SETTING
CHAPTER 2
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-7
CHAPTER 3
3-1
3-2
3-3
3-4
3-5
3-6
3-7
3-8
3-9
3-10
3-11
3-12
3-13
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HARDWARE INSTALLATION
HARDWARE INSTALLATION STEPS
CHECKING MOTHERBOARD'S JUMPER SETTING
INSTALL CPU
2-3-1 GLOSSARY
2-3-2 ABOUT INTEL PENTIUM 4 478-PIN CPU
INSTALL MEMORY
EXPANSION CARD
2-5-1 PROCEDURE FOR EXPANSION CARD INSTALLATION
2-5-2 ASSIGNING IRQ FOR EXPANSION CARD
2-5-3 INTERRUPT REQUEST TABLE FOR THIS MOTHERBOARD
CONNECTORS, HEADERS
2-6-1 CONNECTORS
2-6-2 HEADERS
STARTING UP YOUR COMPUTER
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INTRODUCING BIOS
ENTERING SETUP
GETTING HELP
THE MAIN MENU
STANDARD CMOS FEATURES
ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES
ADVANCED CHIPSET FEATURES
3-6-1 DRAM TIMING SETTINGS
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
3-7-1 ONBOARD IDE FUNCTION
3-7-2 ONBOARD DEVICE FUNCTION
3-7-3 ONBOARD SUPER IO FUNCTION
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION SETUP
PC HEALTH STATUS
MISCELLANEOUS CONTROL
LOAD STANDARD/OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS
SET SUPERVISOR/USER PASSWORD
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MX266 Motherboard I/O Mechanical Draw
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Manual Revision Information
Reversion
Revision History
Date
1.0
First Release
Sept. 2004
1.01
Update IDE connector orientation and add Signal Pin Out
Oct. 2004
1.02
Update audio header signal pin out
Feb. 2005
Item Checklist
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MX266
80 wire ATA66/100 IDE cable
SATA data cable
2 COM port cable (DB9)
CD for motherboard utilities
Standard I/O Shield for MX266
MX266 User’s Manual on CD (Digital Format)
MX266 Quick Reference Guide
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VIA Eden ESP Processor Family
Advanced CoolStream Architecture
The MX266 has been design with VIA Eden processor and CLE266 Chipset that incorporate with the low
heat and high performance x86 processor
The VIA Eden ESP10000 and ESP8000 employ VIA's advanced CoolStream™ architecture that is packed
with new digital media performance features, including support for sixteen pipeline stages, SSE multimedia
instructions, StepAhead™ Advanced Branch Prediction, an efficiency- enhanced 64KB Full-Speed
Exclusive L2 cache with 16-way associativity, and a full-speed FPU.
When coupled with the VIA CLE266 chipset, the VIA Eden ESP10000 and ESP8000 deliver exceptional
performance for all the most critical data streaming, Internet, productivity, and digital media applications,
including Voice over IP, video conferencing, web browsing, digital video, and MP3 and DVD playback.
Designed for entertainment and communication applications, the VIA CLE266 chipset integrates hardware
MPEG-2 decoding and video scaling for high quality DVD acceleration and an integrated 128-bit 2D and
64-bit 3D graphics engine with internal AGP 8X and Alpha Blending for multimedia applications. Together,
the VIA Eden ESP processors and CLE266 chipset provide the ultimate low power digital media platform
through additional support for DDR266, USB 2.0, TV-out, VIA Vinyl 5.1 surround sound and integrated
networking that is highly suited to cool, quiet and low profile digital media devices.
VIA Eden URL
http://www.via.com.tw/en/Products/eden_esp10000.jsp
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Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1 Feature of motherboard
The MX266 motherboard is built with VIA Eden ESP Series Processor and CLE266 Chipset with integrated
128bit 2D/ 3D graphics engine, 8X AGP, mini PCI, dual LAN, serial ATA, and LVDS panel support, memory
size expandable to 1.0GB. MX266 provide ultimate low power communication and digital media platform
solution.
The MX266 motherboard use the VIA CLE266 & VT8237 Chipset Supports 133MHz System Bus in data
transfer rate, This motherboard provided a wide range of memory choices with 100/133MHz DDR
SDRAM clock frequency to support DDR266/200 DDR SDRAM. MX266 also offers ULTRA ATA 133
and SATA RAID 0 or 1 provide speedier HDD throughout that boosts overall system performance.
With integrated 8x AGP 2D/3D Graphics Accelerator which supports 128bit 2D/ 3D graphics engine, supports
hardware motion compensation assist for software MPEG/DVD decode, makes this board a low cost and high
performance solution. The MX266 also provide DFP support for those who wish to use of a digital display
equip with LVDS TFT panel.
The MX266 motherboard equip with dual onboard LAN , one VT8237 Ethernet controller with VT6103
PHY 10/100 and one Realtek RTL8100C 10/100 PCI LAN Controller.
Also integrated onboard an AC’97 2.2 VIA VT1612A Audio CODEC, which is fully compatible with
Sound Blaster Pro® that gives you the best stereo sound quality and compatibility.
With USB control as well as capability of expanding to 8 USB2.0 ports to meet faster data transfer, and
built-in hardware monitor function. This enable system monitor and protect your computer.
MX266 does provides high performance & Longevity for Embedded Application. It is really a wise choice
of computing solution.
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1-2 Specification
Spec
Description
Design
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Chipset
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CPU Socket
Video Display
Memory Socket
Expansion Slot
Integrate IDE
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LAN On Board
Audio
BIOS
Multi I/O
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Mini ITX form factor 6 layers PCB size: 6.69”(W) x 6.69”(D) (170 x
170 mm)
VIA VT8623 North Bridge Chipset
VIA VT8237 South Bridge Chipset
Support VIA Eden ESP10000 (Nehemiah) processor 2x64K cache on
0.13 micron process EBGA processor.
CPU bus Frequency 133MHz
Reserves support for future Eden processors
Integrated Intel High Performance 2D/3D
Video Memory 8/ 16/ 32/ 64 SMA Technology
48-bit LVDS Interface
184-pin DDR SDRAM module socket 1x
Support Memory Type up to 512Mbit x8/x16 Technology
Support 1M, 2M, 4M, 8M, 32M, 64M x N DRAMs
Support DDR266/200 SDRAM
Expandable to 1GB
32-bit PCI slot x1 (Optional 2 PCI riser)
Mini PCI x1
Two PCI IDE controllers support PCI Bus Mastering, ATA
PIO/DMA and the ULTRA DMA 33/66/100 functions that deliver
the data transfer rate up to 100 MB/s
Two Serial ATA host controller with independent DMA operation on
2 port. Data transfer rates up to 1.5Gb/s
Compact flash connector (Optional custom build)
VIA VT6103 PHY
Realtek RTL8100C 10/100 ( Optional custom build, RTL8110SB,
Intel 82559 10/100 or GbE RC82540 or RC82550PCI LAN
Controller chip)
AC’97 Digital Audio controller integrated
AC’97 2.2 Audio CODEC on board
Sound Blaster Pro compliant
Audio driver and utility included
Phoenix/ Award 4MB Flash ROM
PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse connectors
Floppy disk drive connector x1
Parallel port x1, Serial port x2 (one on header)
USB 2.0 connector x6, (2 on header)
Audio connector Line-out, MIC
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1-3 System Diagram
MX266 Mainboard Diagram
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Jumper & Connector
Ext. LAN LED
IRDA
COM3/ 4
DFP LVDS
Floppy Connector
Audio Header
Ext. PC SPK
Brightness Adjust
USB 7/ 8
PCI /Riser Slot
LPC
AT/ATX
USB 5/ 6
Auxiliary Power
Compact PCI
Reserved
PCI /Riser Slot
ATX Power
CPU Fan Header
SATA 1 /2
Primary/ Secondary
Front Panel
168-pin DIMM
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Jumpers
Jumper
JP1
JP2
JP3
JP4
JP5
JP6
JP7
JP8
JP9
JP10
Name
Clear CMOS
Power Mode
CF MA/SL Select
COM2 P9 Select
COM2 Mode Select
COM2 Mode Select
COM2 Mode Select
COM3 P9 Select
COM4 P9 Select
DFP Clock/Data Select
Description
3-pin Block
3-pin Block
3-pin Block
6-pin Block
6-pin Block
6-pin Block
6-pin Block
6-pin Block
6-pin Block
6-pin Block
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Connector / Header
Socket/Slot
CN1
CN2
CN3
CN4
CN5
CN6
CN7
CN8
CN9
CN10
CN13
CN15
CN16
CN17
CN18
CN19
CN20
CN21
CN22
CN23
CN24
CN25
CN26
CN27
CN28
CN29
CN30
CN31
CN36
CF1
Name
Front Panel
SATA2
Secondary IDE
SATA1
SMBUS Header
CPU Fan Header
Chassis Fan Header
System Fan Header
DVI
Primary IDE
ATX Power
Mini PCI
AT/ATX Power
Reserved
USB 5/6 Header
USB 7/8 Header
Chassis Intrusion
Floppy Header
LPC
Brightness Adjust
PCI (Riser)
IRDA
COM3
COM4
LCD Panel Connector
Audio Header
LCD Inverter Connector
CD-IN
LAN LED Header
Compact Flash Connector
Description
8-pin Block
SATA Connector
40-pin Block
SATA Connector
4-pin Block
3-pin Block
3-pin Block
3-pin Block
20-pin Block
40-pin Block
20-pin Block
144-pin Slot
3-pin Block
10-pin Block
10-pin Block
10-pin Block
2-pin Block
34-pin Block
20-pin Block
5-pin Block
PCI Slot
5-pin Block
9-pin Block
9-pin Block
40-pin Hirose DF-13A-40DP-1.25
10-piin Block
5-pin Block
4-pin Block
10-pin Block
STD CF (Optional custom build)
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Chapter 2
Hardware installation
2-1 Hardware installation Steps
Before using your computer, you had better complete the following steps:
1. Check motherboard jumper setting
2. Install CPU and Fan
3. Install System Memory (DIMM)
4. Install Expansion cards
5. Connect IDE and Floppy cables, Front Panel /Back Panel cable
6. Connect ATX Power cable
7. Power-On and Load Standard Default
8. Reboot
9. Install Operating System
10. Install Driver and Utility
2-2 Checking Motherboard’s Jumper Setting
(1) CMOS RAM clear (3-pin): JP1
A battery must be used to retain the motherboard configuration in CMOS RAM, short 2-3
pins of JP1 to store the CMOS data.
To clear the CMOS, follow the procedure below:
1. Turn off the system and unplug the AC power
2. Remove ATX power cable from ATX power connector
3. Locate JP1 and short pins 2-3 for a few seconds
4. Return JP1 on its normal setting by shorting pins 1-2
5. Connect ATX power cable back to ATX power connector
Note: When should clear CMOS
1. Troubleshooting
2. Forget password
3. After over clocking system boot fail
1
3
JP1
1
3
JP1
1-2 closed
Normal (Default)
2-3 closed
CMOS RAM Clear Setting
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Clear CMOS
(2) COM Ports Settings
COM3 / 4 Pin 9 Signal Select (JP9, JP8)
MX266 COM3 / 4 pin 9 signal can be selected as +12V, +5V, or Ring by setting
JP9 / JP8 / JP4.
COM3 / COM4 / COM2 Select (JP9, JP8, JP4)
RI*
+5V
+12V
2 4 6
2 4 6
2 4 6
1 3 5
1 3 5
1 3 5
COM2 RS232/422/485 Select (JP5, JP6, JP7)
Mx266 COM2 serial port can be selected as RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 by setting
JP5, JP6, and JP7.
COM2 Select (JP5, JP6, JP7)
RS232*
RS422
RS485
2 4 6
2 4 6
2 4 6
JP5
1 3 5
JP6
JP7
1 3 5
1 3 5
1
2
1
2
1
2
3
4
3
4
3
4
5
6
5
6
5
6
1
2
1
2
1
2
3
4
3
4
3
4
5
6
5
6
5
6
(3) CF Master, Slave Select (Optional)
1
3
1
JP3
3
JP3
1-2 closed Slave (Default)
2-3 closed
CF Master/Slave Select
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Master
2-3 Install CPU
2-3-1 Glossary
Chipset (or core logic) – A highly integrated circuits which control the interfaces between the system
processor, RAM, I/O devises, and adapter cards.
Processor slot/socket - the slot or socket used to mount the system processor on the motherboard.
Slot (AGP, PCI, ISA, RAM) - the slots used to mount adapter cards and system RAM.
PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect - a high speed interface for video cards, sound cards, network
interface cards, and modems; runs at 33MHz.
ISA - Industry Standard Architecture - a relatively low speed interface primarily used for sound cards and
modems; runs at approx. 8MHz.
Serial Port - a low speed interface typically used for mouse and external modems.
Parallel Port - a low speed interface typically used for printers.
PS/2 - a low speed interface used for mouse and keyboards.
USB - Universal Serial Bus - a medium speed interface typically used for mouse, keyboards, scanners, and
some digital cameras.
Sound (interface) - the interface between the sound card or integrated sound connectors and speakers, MIC,
game controllers, and MIDI sound devices.
LAN (interface) - Local Area Network - the interface to your local area network.
BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) - the program logic used to boot up a computer and establish the
relationship between the various components.
Driver - software, which defines the characteristics of a device for use by another device or other software.
Processor - the "Central Processing Unit" (CPU); the principal integrated circuit used for doing the
"computing" in "personal computer"
Front Side Bus Frequency - the working frequency of the motherboard, which is generated by the clock
generator for CPU, DRAM and PCI BUS.
CPU L2 Cache - the flash memory inside the CPU, normally Intel P4 CPU has 512K or above, while
Celeron will have 256K.
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2-3-2 About VIA Eden ESP 10000
This motherboard provides with a build onboard VIA Eden 1000MHz embedded system platform
processor. The VIA Eden ESP architecture and companion chips provide a x86-base solution, a
highly compatible, high performance, cost efficiency and low power solution for embedded
system application, utilizes 0.13 micron EBGA package technology, value added from the
advanced EBGA packaging includes remarkable compactness, cost efficiency and excellent
characteristics.
The CPU should have a cooling FAN attached to prevent overheating. If this is not the case, then
make sure the CPU has a sufficient cooling to dissipate heat generate from the CPU.
WARNING!
Be sure that there is sufficient air circulation across the processor’s heatsink
and CPU cooling FAN is working correctly, otherwise it may cause the
processor and motherboard overheat and damage, you may install an auxiliary
cooling FAN, if necessary.
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2-4 Install Memory
This motherboard provides one 184-pin DIMM (DUAL INLINE MEMORY MODULES) sites
for memory expansion available to maximum memory size of 1.0GB DDR SDRAM.
• Support 128Mb, 256Mb, 512Mb technologies implemented as x8, x16 devices.
• ECC, Non-ECC DIMMS.
Valid Memory Configurations
Bank
184-Pin DIMM
Bank 0, 1 (DDR0)
Total
NOTE!
Total Memory
DDR200 /DDR266 DDR SDRAM Module
System Memory (Max. 1.0GB)
X1
1
64MB∼1.0GB
64MB∼1.0GB
Make sure the installed memory are DDR266 SDRAM support 133MHz memory
clock, otherwise the system may hang during startup. PC2100/ PC2700 DDR are
recommended.
DDR1 (BANK0+BANK1)
Generally, installing DDR SDRAM modules to your motherboard is very easy, refer to figure 2-4
to see what a 184-Pin DDR200/DDR266 SDRAM module looks like.
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NOTE!
WARNING!
When you install DIMM module fully into the DIMM socket the eject tab should be
locked into the DIMM module very firmly and fit into its indention on both sides.
For the DDR SDRAM CLOCK is set at 133MHz, use only DDR266-compliant DDR
Modules. When this motherboard operate at 133Mhz, most system will not even boot if
non-compliant modules are used because of the strict timing issues, if your SDR Modules
are not DDR266-compliant, set the DDR SDRAM clock to 100MHz to ensure system
stability.
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2-5 Expansion Cards
WARNING!
Turn off your power when adding or removing expansion cards or other system
components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both your motherboard and
expansion cards.
2-5-1 Procedure For Expansion Card Installation
1. Read the documentation for your expansion card and make any necessary hardware or
software setting for your expansion card such as jumpers.
2. Remove your computer’s cover and the bracket plate on the slot you intend to use.
3. Align the card’s connectors and press firmly.
4. Secure the card on the slot with the screen you remove above.
5. Replace the computer system’s cover.
6. Set up the BIOS if necessary.
7. Install the necessary software driver for your expansion card.
2-5-2 Assigning IRQs For Expansion Card
Some expansion cards need an IRQ to operate. Generally, an IRQ must exclusively assign to one
use. In a standard design, there are 16 IRQs available but most of them are already in use.
Standard Interrupt Assignments
IRQ
Priority
Standard function
0
N/A
System Timer
1
N/A
Keyboard Controller
2
N/A
Programmable Interrupt
3*
8
Communications Port (COM2)
4*
9
Communications Port (COM1)
5*
6
Sound Card (sometimes LPT2)
6*
11
Floppy Disk Controller
7*
7
Printer Port (LPT1)
8
N/A
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
10
ACPI Mode when enabled
10 *
3
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
11 *
2
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12 *
4
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13
N/A
Numeric Data Processor
14 *
5
Primary IDE Channel
15 *
1
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
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2-5-3 Interrupt Request Table For This Motherboard
Interrupt request are shared as shown the table below:
INT A INT B INT C INT D INT E
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Mini-PCI
Onboard VT6103 LAN 1
Onboard LAN 2
IMPORTANT!
√
INT F
INT G INT H
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√
√
√
If using PCI cards on shared slots, make sure that the drivers support
“Shared IRQ” or that the cards don’t need IRQ assignments. Conflicts will
arise between the two PCI groups that will make the system unstable or
cards inoperable.
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2-6 Connectors, Headers
2-6-1 Connectors
(1)
Power Connector (20-pin block): ATXPWR
ATX Power Supply connector. This is a 20-pins connector that usually comes with ATX
case. The ATX Power Supply allows to use soft power on with a momentary switch that
connect from the front panel switch to 2-pins Power On jumper pole on the motherboard.
When the power switch on the back of the ATX power supply turned on, the full power will
not come into the system board until the front panel switch is momentarily pressed. Press
this switch again will turn off the power to the system board.
P IN
P in 1
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
ROW 2
ROW1
1
3 .3 V
3 .3 V
2
-1 2 V
3 .3 V
3
GND
GND
4
S o ft P w r O n
5V
5
GND
GND
6
GND
5V
7
GND
GND
8
-5 V
Pow er O K
9
+5V
+ 5 V (fo r S o ft L o g ic )
10
+5V
+12V
PS/2 Mouse & PS/2 Keyboard Connector: PS2 KB/MOUSE
Connectors for PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 Mouse.
USB Port connector: USB (USB1/ 2/ 3/ 4)
Connectors are 4-pin connector that connect USB devices to the system board.
LAN Port connector: LAN
Connector is standard RJ45 connector for Network connector.
Parallel Port Connector (25-pin female): LPT
Parallel Port connector is a 25-pin D-Subminiature Receptacle connector. The On-board
Parallel Port can be disabled through the BIOS SETUP. Please refer to Chapter 3
“INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS SETUP” section for more detail information.
Audio Connector :
This Connector are 2 phone Jack for LINE-OUT, MIC
Audio output to speaker
Line-out :
Microphone Connector
MIC :
VGA Connector (15-pin D-Sub) Connector: VGA
VGA is the 15-pin D-Subminiature female connector for display monitor.
Serial Port COM1, COM2:
COM1, COM2 are the 9-pin D-Subminiature male connector. The On-board serial port can
be disabled through BIOS SETUP. Please refer to Chapter 3 “INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
SETUP” section for more detail information.
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(9)
Floppy drive Connector (34-pin block): FDD
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After connecting the single
plug end to motherboard, connect the two plugs at other end to the floppy drives.
FDD
Pin 1
Floppy Drive Connector
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Signal
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
Signal
DRVDEN0#
NC
DRVDEN1#
INDEX#
MOA#
DSB#
DSA#
MOB#
DIR#
STEP#
WD#
WE#
TRAK0#
WPT#
RDATA#
SIDE1#
DSKCHG#
(10) Primary IDE Connector (40-pin block): IDE1 (CN10)
This connector supports the provided IDE hard disk ribbon cable. After connecting the
single plug end to motherboard, connect the two plugs at other end to your hard disk(s). If
you install two hard disks, you must configure the second drive to Slave mode by setting its
jumpers accordingly. Please refer to the documentation of your hard disk for the jumper
settings.
IDE1
Signal
PIN
Signal
Pin 1
Primary IDE Connector
GND
DCS3#
DA2
NC
NC
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
NC
D15
D14
D13
D12
D11
D10
D9
D8
GND
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
13
15
17
19
31
33
35
37
39
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
DACT#
DCS1#
DA0
DA1
IRQ14
DACK#
IORDY
IOR#
IOW#
DREQ
GND
D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
RESET#
(11) Secondary IDE Connector (44-pin block): IDE2 (CN3)
This connector connects to the next set of Master and Slave hard disks. Follow the same
procedure described for the primary IDE connector. You may also configure two hard disks
to be both Masters using one ribbon cable on the primary IDE connector and another ribbon
cable on the secondary IDE connector.
IDE2
Pin 1
Secondary IDE Connector
•
Two hard disks can be connected to each connector.
The first HDD is referred to as the “Master” and the
second HDD is referred to as the “Slave”.
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Signal
GND
DCS3#
DA2
NC
NC
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
NC
D15
D14
D13
D12
D11
D10
D9
D8
GND
VCC
GND
PIN
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
13
15
17
19
31
33
35
37
39
41
43
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
44
Signal
DACT#
DCS1#
DA0
DA1
IRQ14
DACK#
IORDY
IOR#
IOW#
DREQ
GND
D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
RESET#
VCC
NC
•
For performance issues, we strongly suggest you don’t install a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
drive on the same IDE channel as a hard disk. Otherwise, the system performance on this
channel may drop.
(12) Serial ATA (CN2, CN4)
This connector supports Serial ATA device. After connecting the single plug end to
motherboard, connect the plug at other end to the SATA device.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
18
Signal
GND
TX+
TXGND
RXRX+
GND
2-6-2 Headers
(1)
Serial Port COM3/ 4 Header (9-pin) : COM3 (CN26), COM4 (CN27)
COM3/ 4
Signal
DCD
TxD
GND
RTS
RI
Pin 1
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
2
4
6
8
10
Signal
RxD
DTR
DSR
CTS
NC
Serial Port 3/ 4 COM3/4 Header
*COM 2, COM3 and COM4 pin 9 signal can be select as ring in, +5V or +12V.
2)
Audio Header (9-pin): AUDIO (CN29)
This header connects to Front Panel Line-out, MIC connector with cable.
AUDIO
10
9
N/C
Mic In
Line In R
GND
Line Out R
N/C
Mic VRef
Line In L
GND
Line Out L
2
Pin 1
Audio Headers
NC
+DATA
GND
VCC
U S B 5 /6
+DATA
GND
VCC
-DATA
P in 1
U SB P ort H eaders
(4)
1
3
5
7
9
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Signal
Line Out L
GND
Line In L
Mic VRef
NC
USB Port Headers (9-pin): USB 5/ 6 (CN18) and USB 7/ 8 (CN19)
These headers are used for connecting the additional USB port plug. By attaching an option
USB cable, your can be provided with two additional USB plugs affixed to the back panel.
-DATA
(3)
Signal
Line Out R
GND
Line In R
Mic In
NC
Signal
VCC
DATADATA+
GND
NC
1
3
5
7
9
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Signal
VCC
DATADATA+
GND
Key
External PC-speaker connector: SPEAKER (CN32)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker. See the figure below.
SPEAKER
Pin 1
+5V
Spk
19
(5)
IDE Activity LED: IDE LED (CN1 1-3
This connector connects to the hard disk activity indicator light on the case.
(6)
Reset switch lead: RESET (CN1 5-7)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting your computer
without having to turn off your power switch. This is a preferred method of rebooting in
order to prolong the lift of the system’s power supply. See the figure below.
(7)
Power LED (CN1 2-4)
The Power LED is light on while the system power is on. Connect the Power LED from the
system case to this pin.
(8)
Power switch: PWR BTN (CN1 6-8)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted power switch to power ON/OFF the
system.
CN1
PWRBT
PWR LED
Reserve
RSTSW
GND
HDDLED
VCC5
GND
PWRBTN
GND
VCC5
RESET
HDLED
Pin 1
System Front Panel Connector
(9)
FAN Speed Headers (3-pin): CPUFAN (CN6)
These connectors support cooling fans, depending on the fan manufacturer, the wire and
plug may be different. The red wire should be positive, while the black should be ground.
FAN Speed Headers
CPU FAN
3
1
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(10) CD Audio-In Headers (4-pin): CD-IN (CN31)
CDIN are the connectors for CD-Audio Input signal. Please connect it to CD-ROM CDAudio output connector.
CD Audio-In Header
Signal
CD-IN
4
CD-R
GND
CD-L
GND
1
(11) LCD Panel and Inverter Header (40-pin): LVDS (CN28)
LCD Panel Connector
HIROSE DF-13-40DP-1.25V
Signal
Pin
Signal
VDD SAFE 3
1
2
VDD SAFE 3
VDD SAFE 5
3
4
VDD SAFE5
SPCLK2
5
6
SPD2
GND
7
8
GND
A1P
9
10
A0P
A1M
11
12
A0M
GND
13
14
GND
A3P
15
16
A2P
A3M
17
18
A2M
GND
19
20
GND
A5P
21
22
A4P
A5M
23
24
A4M
GND
25
26
GND
A7P
27
28
A6P
A7M
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32
A6M
Pin
Signal name
CLK2P, CLK1P
CLK2M, CLK1M
A[]P [0: 7]
A[]M [0:7]
VDDSAFE3
VDDSAFE5
GND
+12
SPCLK2
SPD2
Description
Positive LVDS differential clock2 & clock1
Negative LVDS differential closk2 & clock1
Positive LVDS differential data
Negative LVDS differential data
LCD backlight voltage +3.3V
LCD backlight voltage +5V
Ground
+12V
SMB/I2C Clocks, DDC communication to panel
SMB/I2C Data, DDC communication to panel
Power Header (CN30)
LCD-Inverter Connector
Pin Signal
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1
+12V
2
GND
3
ENBKL
4
VR
5
+5V
GND
31
32
GND
CLK2P
33
34
CLK1P
CLK2M
35
36
CLK1M
GND
37
38
GND
+12V
39
40
+12V
(12)
LCD Panel
(13) IrDA Connector (CN25)
Signal
VCC
NC
IRRX
GND
IRTX
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
(14) LPC (CN22)
Signal
LAD0
LAD1
LAD2
LAD3
LFRAME
LDRQ
LDRQ1
SERIRQ
GND
+5V
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
Signal
LPCCLK
GND
LPCSIO
PCIRSTX
NC
NI
SMBCK
SMBDT
GND
+5V
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
(15) Brightness Adjust (CN23)
VCC
VR2
Signal
GND
VBR
VCC
Pin
1
2
3
3
J1 pin 4
2
1
Variation Resistor (Recommended: 4.7KΩ, >1/16W)
(16) LAN LED Header (CN36)
Signal
VCC3
-SPEED 100
VCC3
-Activity
GIG LED
22
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
2
4
6
8
10
Signal
VCC3
100 LED
VCC3
Active
VCC3
(17) SMBUS Header (CN5)
SMBUS Header
4
Pin
1
2
3
4
1
Signal
SMBUS Clock
SMBUS Data
Ground
+5V
(18) Auxiliary Power Connector (CN16)
Signal
PIN
VCCSB
3
VCC
2
PSON#
1
Warning: The MX266 is capable of use two type of power input, a standard ATX
power supply or a single source 5V power supply, incase of using single 5V power source, all
connector that provide 12V or 3.3V will no longer available (Example of 12V on PCI slot,
LCD inverter and LCD panel connector etc.).
Note: Set CN16 to 2-3 closed. If 5V Single Voltage power supply is to be used
(19) AT/ATX Power Select (JP2)
You can use JP2 to select the power supply type. To use the single voltage 5V power set JP2 to 12 closed. Set JP2 to 2-3 closed (and CN16 to 2-3 closed), if ATX power supply is to be used.
5V/ATX Power Select (JP2)
1
2
3
1
2
3
Note: Set CN16 to 2-3 closed. If 5V Single Voltage power supply is to be used.
2-7 Starting Up Your Computer
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1. After all connection is made, close your computer case cover.
2. Be sure all the switch are off, and check that the power supply input voltage is set to the local
voltage, usually in-put voltage is 220V∼240V or 110V∼120V depending on your country’s
voltage used.
3. Connect the power supply cord into the power supply located on the back of your system case
according to your system user’s manual.
4. Turn on your peripheral as following order:
a. Your monitor.
b. Other external peripheral (Printer, Scanner, External Modem etc…)
c. Your system power. For ATX power supplies, you need to turn on the power supply and
press the ATX power switch on the front side of the case.
5. The power LED on the front panel of the system case will light. The LED on the monitor may
light up or switch between orange and green after the system is on. If it complies with green
standards or if it is has a power standby feature. The system will then run power-on test.
While the test is running, the BIOS will alarm beeps or additional message will appear on the
screen.
If you do not see any thing within 30 seconds from the time you turn on the power. The
system may have failed on power-on test. Recheck your jumper settings and connections or
call your retailer for assistance.
Beep
Meaning
One short beep when displaying logo
No error during POST
Long beeps in an endless loop
No DRAM install or detected
One long beep followed by three short beeps
Video card not found or video card memory bad
High frequency beeps when system is working
CPU overheated
System running at a lower frequency
6. During power-on, press <Del> key to enter BIOS setup. Follow the instructions in BIOS
SETUP.
7. Power off your computer: You must first exit or shut down your operating system before
switch off the power switch. For ATX power supply, you can press ATX power switching
after exiting or shutting down your operating system. If you use Windows 9X, click “Start”
button, click “Shut down” and then click “Shut down the computer?” The power supply
should turn off after windows shut down.
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Chapter 3
Introducing BIOS
The BIOS is a program located on a Flash Memory on the motherboard. This program is a bridge between
motherboard and the operating system. When you start the computer, the BIOS program gain control. The
BIOS first operates a self-diagnostic test called POST (Power On Self Test) for all the necessary hardware,
it detects the entire hardware device and configures the parameters of the hardware synchronization. Only
when these tasks are completed done it gives up control of the computer to operating system (OS). Since
the BIOS is the only channel for hardware and software to communicate, it is the key factor for system
stability, and in ensuring that your system performance as its best.
In the BIOS Setup main menu of Figure 3-1, you can see several options. We will explain these options
step by step in the following pages of this chapter, but let us first see a short description of the function keys
you may use here:
•
Press <Esc> to quit the BIOS Setup.
•
Press ↑ ↓ ← → (up, down, left, right) to choose, in the main menu, the option you want to confirm or to
modify.
•
Press <F10> when you have completed the setup of BIOS parameters to save these parameters and to
exit the BIOS Setup menu.
•
Press Page Up/Page Down or +/– keys when you want to modify the BIOS parameters for the active
option.
3-1
Entering Setup
Power on the computer and by pressing <Del> immediately allows you to enter Setup.
If the message disappears before your respond and you still wish to enter Setup, restart the system to try
again by turning it OFF then ON or pressing the “RESET” button on the system case. You may also restart
by simultaneously pressing <Ctrl>, <Alt> and <Delete> keys. If you do not press the keys at the correct
time and the system does not boot, an error message will be displayed and you will again be asked to
Press <F1> to continue, <Ctrl-Alt-Esc> or <Del> to enter Setup
3-2 Getting Help
Main Menu
The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Status Page Setup Menu/Option Page Setup Menu
Press F1 to pop up a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and the possible
selections for the highlighted item. To exit the Help Window, press <Esc>.
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3-3 The Main Menu
Once you enter Award® BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu (Figure 3-1) will appear on
the screen. The Main Menu allows you to select from fourteen setup functions and two exit
choices. Use arrow keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter the submenu.
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Frequency/Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Password
Power Management Setup
Save & Exit Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
Exit Without Saving
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
↑↓→ ←
: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
Figure 3-1
Standard CMOS Features
Use this Menu for basic system configurations.
Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to set the Advanced Features available on your system.
Advanced Chipset Features
Use this menu to change the values in the chipset registers and optimize your system’s
performance.
Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to specify your settings for integrated peripherals.
Power Management Setup
Use this menu to specify your settings for power management.
PnP/PCI configurations
This entry appears if your system supports PnP/PCI.
PC Health Status
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This entry shows your PC health status.
Frequency/Voltage Control
Use this menu to specify your settings for frequency clock control.
Load Optimized Defaults
Use this menu to load the BIOS default values that are settings for optimal performances system
operations.
Load Standard Defaults
Use this menu to load the BIOS default values that are factory settings for the stable performance
system operation.
Set User Password
Use this menu to set User Passwords.
Save & Exit Setup
Save CMOS value changes to CMOS and exit setup.
Exit Without Saving
Abandon all CMOS value changes and exit setup.
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3-4 Standard CMOS Features
The items in Standard CMOS Setup Menu are divided into several categories. Each category
includes no, one or more than one setup items. Use the arrow keys to highlight the item and then
use the <PgUp> or <PgDn> keys to select the value you want in each item.
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Tue, Apr, 01 2004
Time (hh:mm:ss)
11 : 26 : 48
► IDE Primary Master
None
► IDE Primary Slave
None
► IDE Secondary Master
None
► IDE Secondary Slave
None
Item Help
Menu Level >
Drive A
1.44M, 3.25 in.
Change the day, month,
Drive B
None
year and century
Video
EGA/VGA
Halt On
All,But Keyboard
Base Memory
640K
Extended Memory
56320K
Total Memory
57344K
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
Date
The date format is <day><month><date><year>.
Day
Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, determined by BIOS. Read-only.
Month The month from Jan. through Dec.
Date
The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric function keys.
Year
The year depends on the year of the BIOS.
Time
The time format is <hour><minute><second>.
Primary Master/Primary Slave
Secondary Master/Secondary Slave
Press PgUp/<+> or PgDn/<–> to select Manual, None, Auto type. Note that the specifications of
your drive must match with the drive table. The hard disk will not work properly if you enter
improper information for this category. If your hard disk drive type is not matched or listed, you
can use Manual to define your own drive type manually.
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If you select Manual, related information is asked to be entered to the following items. Enter the
information directly from the keyboard.
This information should be provided in the
documentation from your hard disk vendor or the system manufacturer.
If the controller of HDD interface is SCSI, the selection shall be “None”.
If the controller of HDD interface is CD-ROM, the selection shall be “None”
Access Mode
The settings are Auto Normal, Large, and LBA.
Cylinder
number of cylinders
Head
number of heads
Precomp
write precomp
Landing Zone
landing zone
Sector
number of sectors
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3-5 Advanced BIOS Features
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced BIOS Features
Hard Disk Boot Priority
[Press Enter]
Virus Warning
[Disabled]
CPU Internal Cache
[Enabled]
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
[Disabled]
Quick Power On Self Test
[Enabled]
First Boot Device
[Floppy]
Second Boot Device
[Hard Disk]
Third Boot Device
[CDROM]
Boot other Device
[Enabled]
Boot Up Floppy Seek
[Enabled]
Boot Up NumLock Status
[On]
Gate A20 Option
[Fast]
Typematic Rate Setting
[Disabled]
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
6
Typematic Delay (Msec)
250
Security Option
[Setup]
MPS Version Control For OS
[1.4]
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
[Non-OS2]
Video BIOS Shadow
[Enabled]
Small Logo <EPA> Show
[Disabled]
Item Help
Menu Level >
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Allow you to select Hard Disk boot Priority.
Virus Warning
Allows you to choose the VIRUS Warning feature for IDE Hard Disk boot sector protection. If
this function is enabled and someone attempt to write data into this area, BIOS will show a
warning message on screen and alarm beep.
Disabled (default) No warning message to appear when anything attempts to access the boot
sector or hard disk partition table.
Enabled
Activates automatically when the system boots up causing a warning
message to appear when anything attempts to access the boot sector of
hard disk partition table.
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CPU Internal Cache
The default value is Enabled.
Enabled (default) Enable cache
Disable cache
Disabled
Note: The internal cache is built in the processor.
External Cache
Choose Enabled or Disabled. This option enables the Level 2 cache memory.
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
Choose Enabled or Disabled. This option enables the Level 2 cache memory ECC (error check
correction).
Quick Power On Self Test
This category speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) after you power on the computer. If this is
set to Enabled. BIOS will shorten or skip some check items during POST.
Enabled (default) Enable quick POST
Normal POST
Disabled
First/Second/Third/Other Boot Device
The BIOS attempts to load the operating system from the devices in the sequence selected in these
items. The settings are Floppy, LS/ZIP, HDD-0/HDD-1/HDD-3, SCSI, CDROM, LAD and
Disabled.
Boot Up Floppy Seek
During POST, BIOS will determine if the floppy disk drive installed is 40 or 80 tracks. 360K type
is 40 tracks while 760K, 1.2M and 1.44M are all 80 tracks.
Boot Up NumLock Status
The default value is On.
On (default)
Keypad is numeric keys.
Off
Keypad is arrow keys.
Gate A20 Option
Normal
The A20 signal is controlled by keyboard controller or chipset hardware.
Fast (default)
The A20 signal is controlled by port 92 or chipset specific method.
Typematic Rate Setting
Keystrokes repeat at a rate determined by the keyboard controller. When enabled, the typematic
rate and typematic delay can be selected. The settings are: Enabled/Disabled.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
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Sets a number of times to repeat a keystroke in a second when you hold the key down. The
settings are: 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, and 30.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
Sets the delay time after the key is held down before is begins to repeat the keystroke. The
settings are 250, 500, 750, and 1000.
Security Option
This category allows you to limit access to the system and Setup, or just to Setup.
System
The system will not boot and access to Setup will be denied if the correct
password is not entered at the prompt.
Setup (default) The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied if the correct
password is not entered prompt.
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
Allows OS2® to be used with >64MB or DRAM. Settings are Non-OS/2 (default) and OS2. Set
to OS/2 if using more than 64MB and running OS/2.
Video BIOS Shadow
Allows you to Enable or Disable video BIOS caching to system memory.
Small logo(EPA) Show
Allows you to Enable or Disable the EPA logo when system start.
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3-6 Advanced Chipset Features
The Advanced Chipset Features Setup option is used to change the values of the chipset registers.
These registers control most of the system options in the computer.
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced Chipset Features
► DRAM Clock/Drive Control
[Press Enter]
► AGP & P2P Bridge Control
[Press Enter]
► CPU & PCI Bus Control
[Press Enter]
Memory Hole
[Disabled]
System BIOS Cacheable
[Enabled]
Video RAM Cacheable
[Disabled]
VGA Share Memory size
[32M]
Select Display Device
[CRT+LCD]
TV Type
[NTSC]
TV Connector
[CVBS]
TV Layout
[Default]
Panel Type
[1024 * 768]
Item Help
Menu Level >
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
DRAM Clock/Drive Control
Please refer to section 3-6-1
AGP & P2P Bridge Control
Please refer to section 3-6-2
CPU & PCI Bus Control
Please refer to section 3-6-2
Memory Hole
You can reserve this area of system memory for ISA adapter ROM. When this area is reserved, it
cannot be cached. The user information of peripherals that need to use this area of system
memory usually discusses their memory requirements. The settings are: Enabled and Disabled.
System BIOS Cacheable
Selecting Enabled allows caching of the system BIOS ROM at F0000h-FFFFFh, resulting in better
system performance. However, if any program writes to this memory area, a system error may
result. The settings are: Enabled and Disabled.
Video RAM Cacheable
Select Enabled allows caching of the video BIOS, resulting in better system performance.
However, if any program writes to this memory area, a system error may result. The settings are:
Enabled and Disabled.
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VGA Share Memory Size
In this item you can assign video memories size share from the system memories, available
options are 16, 32, 64.
Select Display Device
Allow you to select type of display CRT, LCD, DVI, TV.
TV_Type
Allow you to select TV standard NTSC, PAL…
TV_Connector
Allow you to select type of TV connector SVideo, RGB, CVBS, SDTV…
TV_Layout
Allow you to select type of display Component, RGB, SVideo...
Panel Type
Allow you to select different type of LCD panel resolution 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768...
3-6-1 DRAM Clock/ Driver Control Settings
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
DRAM Clock/ Driver Control
Current FSB Frequency
133MHz
Current DRAM Frequency
133MHz
DRAM Clock
[By SPD]
DRAM Timing
[By SPD]
Item Help
X DRAM CAS Latency
2.5
X Bank Interleave
Disabled
X Precharge to Active(Trp)
3T
X Active to Precharge(Tras)
6T
X Active to CMD(Trcd)
3T
DRAM Command Rate
Menu Level >>
[2T Command]
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
DRAM Clock
When “By SPD” has been select, BIOS will read SDRAM module SPD information pre-define by
memory module manufacture or select a 133MHz memory clock.
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DRAM Timing
When “By SPD” has been select, BIOS will read SDRAM module SPD information pre-define by
memory module manufacture.
SDRAM CAS Latency
When synchronous DRAM is installed, the number of clock cycles of CAS latency depends on the
DRAM timing. The settings are: 2T and 2.5T.
Note: Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset.
SDRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
This field let’s you insert a timing delay between the CAS and RAS strobe signals, used when
DRAM is written to, read from, or refreshed. Fast gives faster performance; and Slow gives more
stable performance. This field applies only when synchronous DRAM is installed in the system.
The settings are: 2T, 3T and 4T.
SDRAM RAS# Precharge Time
If an insufficient number of cycles is allowed for the RAS to accumulate its charge before
DRAM refresh, the refresh may be incomplete and the DRAM may fail to retain date.
Fast gives faster performance; and Slow gives more stable performance. This field
applies only when synchronous DRAM is installed in the system. The settings are: 2T, 3T
and 4T.
3-6-2 AGP & P2P Bridge Control Settings
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
AGP 7 P2P Bridge Control
AGP Aperture Size
[64M]
AGP Driving Control
[Auto]
X AGP Driving Value
Item Help
DA
AGP Fast Write
[Disabled]
AGP Master 1 WS Write
[Disabled]
AGP Master 1 WS Read
[Disabeld]
Menu Level >>
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
AGP Aperture Size
This function determines the amount of system memory that is given to the AGP. Options
available range from 4MB to 256MB. This is a dynamic memory allotment in the AGP video will
only use the amount of memory that it needs. The remaining memory not in use will be available
for the system to use.
AGP Driving Control
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This item allows you to adjust the AGP driving force. Choose Manual to key in an AGP Driving
Value in the next selection. This field is recommended to set in Auto to avoid any error in your
system.
AGP Driving Value
This item allows you to adjust the AGP driving force. The choices are: Min=00 to Max=FF.
AGP Master 1 WS Write
When enabled, writes to the AGP is executed with one wait state. Available options Enabled or
Disabled.
AGP Master 1 WS read
When enabled, reads to the AGP is executed with on wait state. Available options Enabled or
Disabled.
3-6-3 CPU & PCI Bus Control Settings
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
AGP & P2P Bridge Control
CPU to PCI Write Buffer
[Enabled]
PCI Master 0 WS Write
[Enabled]
PCI Delay Transaction
[Disabled]
Item Help
Menu Level >>
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
CPU to PCI Write Buffer
When this field is enabled, write from the CPU to the PCI bus is buffered, to compensate for the
speed differences between CPU and the PCI bus. When disabled, the writes are not buffered and
the CPU must wait until the write is complete before starting another write cycle.
PCI Delay Transaction
This chipset has an embedded 32-bit posted write buffer to support delay transaction cycles. Select
Enabled to support compliance with PCI specification version 2.1. Available choices are: Enabled
or Disabled.
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3-7 Integrated Peripherals
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Integrated Peripherals
► VIA OnChip IDE Device
[Press Enter]
► VIA OnChip PCI Device
[Press Enter]
► Super IO Device
[Press Enter]
Init Display First
[PCI Slot]
V-Link Data 2X Support
[Disabled]
Onboard Serial Port 3
[3E8]
Serial Port 3 Use IRQ
[IRQ5]
Onboard Serial Port 4
[2E8]
Serial Port 4 Use IRQ
[10]
Item Help
Menu Level >
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
VIA OnChip IDE Device
Please refer to section 3-7-1
VIA OnChip PCI Device
Please refer to section 3-7-2
Super IO Device
Please refer to section 3-7-3
Init Display First
This item allows you to decide to activate whether PCI Slot or AGP VGA first. The settings are:
PCI Slot, AGP Slot.
V-Link Data 2X Support
This item allows you to enabled 2x data transfer between Northbridge to Southbridge V-Link bus.
Onboard Serial Port 3 /4
This item allows you to select serial port I/O address.
Serial Port 3/ 4 use IRQ
This item allows you to select serial port IRQ.
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3-7-1 VIA OnChip IDE Device Settings
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
VIA OnChip IDE Device
OnChip SATA
[Disabled]
X SATA Mode
Item Help
RAID
OnChip IDE Channel0
[Enabled]
OnChip IDE Channel1
[Enabled]
IDE Prefetch Mode
[Enabled]
Primary Master
PIO
[Auto]
Primary Slave
PIO
[Auto]
Secondary Master PIO
[Auto]
Secondary Slave
PIO
[Auto]
Primary Master
UDMA
[Auto]
Primary Slave
UDMA
[Auto]
Secondary Master UDMA
[Auto]
Secondary Slave
[Auto]
UDMA
IDE HDD Block Mode
Menu Level >>
[Enabled]
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
OnChip SATA
This item allow you to enabled or disable the onboard SATA function.
SATA Mode
This item allow you to select SATA mode, available option are IDE and RAID.
OnChip IDE Channel 1
The integrated peripheral controller contains an IDE interface with support for two IDE channels.
Select Enabled to activate each channel separately. Available option is: Enabled and Disabled.
Primary/Secondary Master/Slave PIO
The four IDE PIO (Programmed Input/Output) fields let you set a PIO mode (0-4) for each of the
four IDE devices that the onboard IDE interface supports. Modes 0 through 4 provide
successively increased performance. In Auto mode, the system automatically determines the best
mode for each device. The settings are: Auto, Mode 0, Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3, and Mode 4.
Primary/Secondary Master/Slave UDMA
Ultra DMA/33 implementation is possible only if your IDE hard drive supports it and the
operating environment includes a DMA driver (Windows 95 OSR2 or a third-party IDE bus
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master driver). If your hard drive and your system software both support Ultra DMA/33 and Ultra
DMA/66, select Auto to enable BIOS support. The settings are: Auto, Disabled.
IDE HDD Block Mode
Block mode is also called block transfer, multiple commands, or multiple sectors read/write. If
your IDE hard drive supports block mode (most new drives do), select Enabled for automatic
detection of the optimal number of block read/writes per sector the drive can support. The settings
are: Enabled, Disabled.
3-7-2 VIA OnChip PCI Device Settings
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
VIA OnChip IDE Device
VIA-3058 AC97 Audio
[Auto]
VIA-3068 MC97 Modem
[Auto]
VIA-3043 OnChip LAN
[Enabled]
Item Help
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
[Enabled]
OnChip USB Controller
[All Enabled]
OnChip EHCI Controller
[Enabled]
USB Keyboard Support
[Disabled]
USB Mouse Support
[Disabled]
Menu Level >>
]
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
VIA-3058 AC97 Audio
This item allow you to enable/ disable the chipset family to support AC97 audio. Available option
are Auto and Disabled.
VIA-3068 MC97 Modem
This item allow you to enable/ disable the VT8237 chipset family to support AC97 Modem.
Available option are Auto and Disabled.
VIA-3043 Onchip LAN
This item allow you to decide to enable/ disable the Onchip LAN Controller. Available option are
Enabled and Disabled
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
This item allow you to enable/ disable the Onchip LAN boot ROM for boot from LAN function .
Available option are Enabled and Disabled.
OnChip USB Controller
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This item allows you to enable/ disable the Onchip USB controller. Available option are All
Enabled, All Disabled, USB Port 1 & 2, USB Port 1 & 2 & 3, USB Port 1 & 3, and USB Port 1
Only.
OnChip EHCI Controller
This item allows you to enable/ disable USB 2.0 function.
Available option are Enabled and Disabled
USB Keyboard support
This item allows you to enable/ disable legacy USB Keyboard function.
Available option are Enabled and Disabled
USB Mouse support
This item allows you to enable/ disable legacy USB Mouse function.
Available option are enabled and Disabled
3-7-3 Super IO Device Settings
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Super IO Device
Onboard FDC Controller
[Disabled]
Onboard Serial Port 1
[3F8/IRQ4]
Onboard Serial Port 2
[2F8/IRQ3]
Onboard Parallel Port
[378/IRQ7]
Parallel Port Mode
[SPP]
X EPP Mode Select
EPP1,7
X EPC Mode Use DMA
3
Onboard Fast IR
Item Help
Menu Level >>
[Disabled]
X Fast IR IRQ
11
X Fast IR DMA
6
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
Onboard FDC Controller
This item allows you to enable/ disable onboard floppy disk controller function.
Available option are Enabled and Disabled
Onboard Serial Port 1
This item allows you to select the serial port 1 I/O/ IRQ to be used.
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Onboard Serial Port 2
This item allows you to select the serial port 2 I/O/ IRQ to be used.
Onboard Parallel Port
There is a built-in parallel port on the on-board Super I/O chipset that Provides Standard, ECP, and EPP
features. It has the following option:
Disabled
(3BCH/IRQ7)/
Line Printer port 0
(278H/IRQ5)/
Line Printer port 2
(378H/IRQ7)
Parallel Port Mode
Line Printer port 1
SPP
: Standard Parallel Port
EPP
: Enhanced Parallel Port
ECP
: Extended Capability Port
SPP/EPP/ECP/ECP+EPP
To operate the onboard parallel port as Standard Parallel Port only, choose “SPP.” To operate the
onboard parallel port in the EPP modes simultaneously, choose “EPP.” By choosing “ECP”, the
onboard parallel port will operate in ECP mode only. Choosing “ECP+EPP” will allow the onboard
parallel port to support both the ECP and EPP modes simultaneously. The ECP mode has to use the
DMA channel, so choose the onboard parallel port with the ECP feature. After selecting it, the
following message will appear: “ECP Mode Use DMA” at this time, the user can choose between DMA
channels 3 to 1. The onboard parallel port is EPP Spec. compliant, so after the user chooses the
onboard parallel port with the EPP function, the following message will be displayed on the screen:
“EPP Mode Select.” At this time either EPP 1.7 spec. or EPP 1.9 spec. can be chosen.
Parallel Port Mode
This item allows you to select the parallel port mode to be used.
Available select are SPP, EPP and ECP.
Onboard Fast IR
This item allows you to Enabled or Disabled the onboard IRDA function.
Available option: Enable and Disabled.
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3-8 Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure your system to most effectively save
energy saving while operating in a manner consistent with your own style of computer use.
CMOS Setup Utility – Copyright(C) 1984-2002 Award Software
Power Management Setup
ACPI Function
[Enable]
Power Management Option
[User Define]
HDD Power Down
[Disabled]
Suspend Mode
[Disabled]
Video Off Option
[Suspend=> Off]
Video Off Method
[V/H SYNC+ Blank]
MODEM Use IRQ
[3]
Soft-off by PWR-BTTN
[Instant-off]
AC Loss Auto Restart
[Auto]
► IRQ/ Event Activity Detect
Item Help
Menu Level >
[Press Enter]
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
ACPI Function
This item allows you to Enabled/Disabled the Advanced Configuration and Power Management (ACPI).
Available settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Power Management Option
The available selection for the Power Management is User’s Define, Minimum Saving and Maximum
Saving.
HDD Power Down
This item allow you to select to power down HDD when system enter power saving mode.
Available settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Video Off Option
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked. The choices are Yes → Video will off, and
No→ Video always On.
Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
DPMS (default)
Initial display power management signaling.
Blank Screen
This option only writes blanks to the video buffer.
V/H SYNC+Blank
This selection will cause the system to turn off the vertical and horizontal
synchronization ports and write blanks to the video buffer.
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Modem Use IRQ
This determines the IRQ in which the MODEM can use.
The settings are: 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, NA.
Power Button Function
Pressing the power button for more than 4 seconds forces the system to enter the Soft-Off state. The
settings are: Delay 4 Sec, Instant-Off.
3-8-1 IRQs Activity Monitoring
The IRQs Activity Monitoring Setup allows you to configure your system to monitor onboard
device activity for system to exit power saving mode.
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Onboard Super IO Function
Primary INTR
[ON]
IRQ3 (COM2)
[Enabled]
IRQ4 (COM1)
[Enabled]
IRQ5 (LPT2)
[Enabled]
IRQ6 (Floppy Disk)
[Enabled]
IRQ7 (LPT 1)
[Enabled]
IRQ8 (RTC Alarm)
[Disabled]
IRQ9 (IRQ2 Redir)
[Disabled]
IRQ10 (Reserved)
[Disabled]
IRQ11 (Reserved)
[Disabled]
IRQ12 (PS/2 Mouse)
[Enabled]
IRQ13 (Coprocessor)
[Enabled]
IRQ14 (Hard Disk)
[Enabled]
IRQ15 (Reserved)
[disabled]
Item Help
Menu Level >>
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
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F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
3-9 PnP/PCI Configuration Setup
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PnP/PCI Configurations
PNP OS Installed
[No]
Reset Configuration Data
[Disabled]
Resources Controlled By
[Auto(ESCD)]
x IRQ Resources
Item Help
Press Enter
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
[Disabled]
Assign IRQ For VGA
[Enabled]
Assign IRQ For USB
[Enabled]
Menu Level >
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
Reset Configuration Data
Normally, you leave this field Disabled. Select Enabled to reset Extended System Configuration Data
(ESCD) when you exit Setup if you have installed a new add-on and the system reconfiguration
has caused such a serious conflict that the operating system can not boot. The settings are:
Enabled and Disabled.
Resource Controlled By
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capacity to automatically configure all of the boot and
Plug and Play compatible devices. However, this capability means absolutely nothing unless you
are using a Plug and Play operating system such as Windows®95/98. If you set this field to
“manual” choose specific resources by going into each of the sub menu that follows this field (a
sub menu is preceded by a “>”).
The settings are: Auto (ESCD), Manual.
IRQ Resources
When resources are controlled manually, assign each system interrupt a type, depending on the
type of device using the interrupt.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
Leave this field at Disabled. The settings are Enabled, Disabled.
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3-10 PC Health Status
This section shows the Status of you CPU, Fan, Warning for overall system status. This is only
available if there is Hardware Monitor onboard.
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PC Health Status
Current System Temp.1
35°C/ 95°F
Current System Temp.2
37°C/ 98°F
Current Fan 1 Speed
0 RPM
Current Fan 2 Speed
5649 RPM
CPU Vcore
1.033 V
+3.3V
3.331V
+12V
11.542V
Internal Vcc
Item Help
Menu Level >
3.331V
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
Show PC Health in Post
During Enabled, it displays information list below. The choice is either Enabled or Disabled.
Current CPU Temperature/Current System Temp/Current FAN1, FAN2 Speed/Vcore/
Vdd/3.3V/+5V/+12V/-12V/VBAT(V)/5VSB(V)
This will show the CPU/FAN/System voltage chart and FAN Speed.
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3-11 Frequency/Voltage Control
This section is for setting CPU Frequency/Voltage Control.
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Uitility
Frequency/ Voltage Control
Auto Detect PCI CLK
[Enabled]
Spread Spectrum
[Disabled]
CPU Host/AGP/PCI Clock
[Default]
Item Help
Menu Level >
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values
F6:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Standard Defaults
Auto Detect PCI Clk
This item allows you to enable/disable auto detect PCI Clock.
The settings are: Enabled, Disabled.
Spread Spectrum
This item allows you to set the CPU Host/PCI clock and Spread Spectrum.
The settings are: Enabled, Disabled.
3-12 Load Standard/Optimized Defaults
Load Standard Defaults
When you press <Enter> on this item, you get confirmation dialog box with a message similar to:
Load Standard Defaults (Y/N)? N
Pressing <Y> loads the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal-performance system
operations.
Load Optimized Defaults
When you press <Enter> on this item, you get a confirmation dialog box with a message similar to:
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N
Pressing <Y> loads the default values that are factory settings for optimal performance system
operations.
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3-13 Set User Password
You can set either supervisor or user password, or both of them. The differences are:
User password:
Can only enter but do not have the right to change the options of the
setup menus. When you select this function, the following message will
appear at the center of the screen to assist you in creating a password.
ENTER PASSWORD:
Type the password, up to eight characters in length, and press <Enter>. The password typed now
will clear any previously entered password from CMOS memory. You will be asked to confirm
the password. Type the password again and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort
the selection and not enter a password.
To disable a password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter the password. A
message will confirm that the password will be disabled. Once the password is disabled, the
system will boot and you can enter Setup freely.
PASSWORD DISABLED.
When a password has been enabled, you will be prompted to enter it every time you try to enter
Setup. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any part of your system configuration.
Additionally, when a password is enabled, you can also require the BIOS to request a password
every time your system is rebooted. This would prevent unauthorized use of your computer.
You determine when the password is required within the BIOS Features Setup Menu and its
Security option. If the Security option is set to “System”, the password will be required both at
boot and at entry to Setup. If set to “Setup”, prompting only occurs when trying to enter Setup.
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