AOpen MX6B EZ Installation guide

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Component Solutions

Quick Installation Guide

Overview

Note: This Quick Installation Guide is only for quick reference. For more information, please refer to the online User's manual in the A Open Bonus Pack CD disc.

Specification:

CPU

Chipset

Intel Pentium II / Pentium III / Celeron CPU.

Intel 82440 ZX/BX AGPset.

Architecture ISA x 1, PCI x 3 and AGP x 1

Cache On the CPU card.

Memory SDRAM, DIMM x 3, maximum 512MB.

BIOS Award Plua-and-Plav. 2M bit Flash ROM BIOS.

Onboard I/O Serial Port x 2, Parallel Port x 1, FDD x 1, UDMA/33 IDE x 2 and USB x 2.

Board Size 244 mm x 220 mm

Key Features:

Jumper-less Design

Battery-less Motherboard

Full-range CPU core voltage

Support 100MHz FSB and Clock Generator Up to 153 MHz for Overclocker

АРМ Suspend To Hard Drive

ACPI Suspend To Hard Drive

a

Turbo AGP

AC Power Auto Recovery

Zero Voltage Wake On Modem

Wake On LAN

Wake On RTC Timer

Wake On Keyboard/Mouse

Keyboard & USB Resetable Fuse Protection

CPU and Housing Fan Monitoring

CPU Thermal Protection

System Voltage Monitoring

Support DMI Function

FCC DoC & CE Certification

AOpen Bonus Pack CD disc (Norton Antivirus Included)

Item Checklist

Please check if your package is complete according to the following checklist.

0 IDE cables x 1

0 Floppy drive cable x 1

0 Universal Retention Module x 1

0 AOpen Bonus Pack CD disc x 1

0 Quick Installation Guide x 1

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Jumper and Connector Locations:

MODEM-CN CD-IN

CniFANl m

E f

WOM J P M

Back Panel:

PS/2 Mouse t Г

PS/2 Keyboard COM1

Jumpers:

JP14:

JP23

JP28

Clear CMOS

AGP Ratio

Keyboard/Mouse Wake Up

Onboard Connectors:

PWR2: ATX power connector

FDC: Floppy drive connector

IDE1: IDE1 primary channel

IDE2: IDE2 secondary channel

CPUFAN1: CPU Fan connector

FAN1: Housing Fan connector

IrDA: IrDA (Infrared) connector

PANEL: Front panel (Multifunction) connector

CD-IN: CD-audio connector

MODEM-CN: Mono in (Pin 1-2) and Mic out (Pin 3-4)

WOM: Wake On Modem connector

WOL: Wake On LAN connector

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Quick Installation Guide

Hardware installation

Please follow the steps below to configure your motherboard.

1. Plugging CPU and Connecting CPU Fan

— I ' l — 1 ' U LI Plug in the fan cable to the 3-pin CPUFAN1 or FAN1 connector. Both of these two fan connectors support hardware monitoring function, however, you can only use the CPU FAN connector to control the fan power

ON/OFF.

2. Setting AGP Frequency

According to the CPU you use, 66MHz AGP frequency is automatically determined by chipset.

But this jumper can be used to manually decide AGP frequency when you are overclocking. We recommend choosing a better AGP card for 1/1 AGP turbo overclocking. Some AGP card can not support 100MHz bus frequency. i n i n I IUI JP23

1 r—j|2

3 |°|°U

5 ^ 6

Auto

(Default)

JP23

1 о о 2

3 4

5 о о 6

2/3

JP23

1 lOlQl 2

3 |о|о| 4

5 ш ш 6

1/1

3. Connecting Front Panel Cable

Attach the power LED, keylock, speaker, and reset switch connectors to the corresponding pins. If you enable "Suspend Mode" item in BIOS Setup, the ACPI & Power LED will keep flashing while the system is in suspend mode.

Locate the power switch cable from your housing. It is 2-pin female connector from the housing front panel. Plug this connector to the soft-power switch connector marked SPWR.

IMP—PI ILI

0 о

Keylock +

О

+ SPWR bUU.,—O— IDE LED о о

Reset

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4. Plug memory module and FDC and IDE cables.

Be careful of the pin1 orientation. Wrong orientation may cause system damage. Please refer to the diagram on page 2.

The DIMM types supported are SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) only. This motherboard has three

168 pin DIMM sockets (Dual-in-line Memory Module) that allow you to install system memory up to

512MB. In case you install SDRAMs on DIMM2 and DIMM3 at the same time, it is crucial to identify single/double side. For this configuration, only single side SDRAMs are acceptable.

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Warning: This motherboard does not support Registered SDRAMs and EDO DRAMs.

Warning: If you install two double-side SDRAMs, the possible combinations are

DIMM1 &DIMM2 or DIMM1 &DIMM3.

5. Power On and Load BIOS Setup Default

To enter the BIOS Setup, press II

PEL

I during POST (Power-On Self Test). Choose "Load Setup

Defaults" for recommended optimal performance. Please avoid of using "Load Turbo Defaults", unless you're sure your system components (CPU, DRAM, HDD, etc.) are good enough for turbo setting. For detailed information, refer to "AWARD BIOS" section in the online user's manual.

6. Setting CPU Core Voltage

This motherboard supports Pentium II / Pentium III / Celeron VID function, the CPU core voltage is automatically detected, the range is from 1.3V to 3.5V.

7. Setting CPU Frequency

The CPU frequency selection is set by going into:

BIOS Setup -> Chipset Features Setup -> CPU Clock Ratio

BIOS Setup -> Chipset Features Setup -> CPU Clock Frequency

Ratio

External Bus Clock

1.5x, 2x, 2.5x, 3x, 3.5x, 4x, 4.5x, 5x, 5.5x, 6x, 6.5x, 7x, 7.5x and 8x

66.8, 75, 83.3, 100, 103, 112, 124/31,124/41, 133/33, 133/44, 138, 143,

148 and 153 MHz

Core frequency = Ratio * External bus clock

Pentium II CPU Core Frequency

Pentium II233

Pentium II266

233MHz =

266MHz =

Pentium II300 300MHz =

Pentium II333 (Deschutes) 333MHz =

Pentium II350 (Deschutes) 350MHz =

Pentium II400 (Deschutes) 400MHz =

Pentium II450 (Deschutes) 450MHz =

Ratio

3.5x

4x

4.5x

5x

3.5x

4x

4.5x

External Bus Clock

66MHz

66MHz

66MHz

66MHz

100MHz

100MHz

100MHz

Pentium III

Pentium III 450

Pentium III 500

Pentium III 550

CPU Core Frequency

450MHz =

500MHz =

550MHz =

Ratio

4.5x

5x

5.5x

External Bus Clock

100MHz

100MHz

100MHz

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Celeron

Celeron 266

Celeron 300

Celeron 300A

Celeron 333

Celeron 366

Celeron 400

Celeron 433

Celeron 466

Celeron 500

Quick Installation Guide

CPU Core Frequency

266MHz= •

300МНг=

300MHz=

333MHz=

366MHz=

400MHz=

433MHzr=

466MHz^

500MHz=

Ratio

4x

4.5x

4.5x

5x

5.5x

6x

6.5x

7x

7.5x

External Bus Clock

66MHz

66MHz

66MHz

66MHz

66MHz

66MHz

66MHz

66MHz

66MHz

Tip: If your system hangs or fails to boot because of over-clocking, simply use <Home>

key to restore to the default setting (233MHz). Press <Home> key first and then press power button at the same time. Note that do not release <Home> key until POST screen appears.

Warning: INTEL 440ZX/BX chipset supports a maximum of 100MHz FSB. the higher clock settings are for internal test only. These settings exceed the specification of the chipset, which may cause serious system damage.

8. Onboard Sound Chip

This motherboard comes with an ESS Solo-1 sound chip onboard. You can find the audio driver from the AOpen Bonus Pack CD disc.

Please run X:\Mx6bez\Sound\Setup.exe

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The following sections are not a must to install this motherboard, they are list here for your reference.

Eliminate "?" Marks in Win95

Win95 can not recognize this chipset, because it was released before Intel 440ZX/BX. You can run

AOchip.exe from AOpen Bonus Pack to eliminate the "?" marks.

installing Bus Master IDE Driver

There is no need to install Bus Master IDE driver to support Ultra DMA/33 hard disk. If you need this driver, you can find it in the AOpen Bonus Pack CD disc or our web. Run setup.exe directly to install this program.

Warning: Installing this Bus Master IDE driver may cause Suspend to Hard Drive failure.

How to Upgrade BIOS?

AOpen Easy Flash is more user friendly than traditional flash method. The BIOS binary file and flash routine are combined together and you simply run a single file to complete the flash process.

1. Get new BIOS upgrade program from AOpen's web site. For example, 6BEZ200.EXE. It is recommended to save it to a bootable DOS floppy diskette for error recovery.

2. Reboot the system to DOS mode without loading any memory handler (such as EMM386) or device driver. It needs around 520K free memory space.

3. Execute A:> 6BEZ200

DO NOT turn off the power during FLASH PROCESS.

4. Reboot the system by turn off the power after flash is completed.

5. Reload the "BIOS SETUP DEFAULT' and reconfigure other items as previous set. Save & Exit.

Done!

Note: The upgrade of new BIOS will permanently replace your original BIOS content after flashing.

The original BIOS setting and Win95/Win98 PnP information will be refreshed and you probably need to re-configure your system.

Note: If you encounter BIOS flash fail, use PCI VGA card to check if it can be boot from floppy and flash again.

How to Clear CMOS

JP14 Clear CMOS

1-2 Normal operation

2-3

(default)

Clear CMOS

You need to clear the CMOS if you forget your system password. To clear the CMOS, follow below procedures:

JP14

1

2

1

3 о

JP14

1 о

2

3 i

Normal Operation

(default)

Clear CMOS

1. Turn off the system and unplug the AC power.

2. Remove ATX power cable from connector PWR2.

3. Locate JP14 and short pins 2-3 for a few seconds.

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Quick Installation Guide

4. Return JP14 to its normal setting by shorting pins 1-2.

5. Connect ATX power cable back to connector PWR2.

Hardware Monitoring

You can install Hardware Monitoring Utility to monitor CPU temperature, fans and system voltage, etc. For more information, please see the online manual in AOpen Bonus Pack CD disc.

АРМ & ACPI Suspend to HDD

With this function, you can resume your original work directly from hard disk without go through the Win95 booting process and run your application again. For more information, please refer to the online manual in AOpen Bonus Pack CD disc.

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Troubleshooting

If you encounter any trouble to boot your system, follow the procedures accordingly to resolve the problem.

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Quick Installation Guide

Technical Support

Dear Customers:

Thanks of choosing AOpen products. Provide best and fast service to our customer is our first priority, but we receive numerous emails and phone calls worldwide everyday, it is very hard for us to serve everyone on time. We recommend you follow below procedures to seek help before contact us. With your help, we can then continue to provide the best quality service to more customers.

Thanks very much for your understanding!

AOpen Technical Supporting Team

• Online Manual: The complete manual is in the companion CD disc - AOpen Bonus Pack.

You can choose "Online Manual" item from the autorun program to see the electronic files, or you can open the file X:\Mx6bez\Manual\English\content.pdf. (Where X: means your CDROM drive letter.)

• Test Report: There is a detail compatibility and reliability test report in AOpen Bonus Pack and web page http://www.aopen.com.tw/tech/report/default.htm. It is recommended to choose card/device from this list. To see the test report, please choose "Test Report" item from the autorun program or open the file X:\Homepage\tech\report\default.htm.

• FAQ: This AOpen Bonus Pack CD disc includes a lot of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

To read these FAQs, please choose "FAQ" item from the autorun program or open the file

X:\Homepage\tech\faq\default.htm.

• AOpen Homepage: There is a lot of useful information in our web site, such as jumper settings, latest BIOS, drivers, and more FAQs. Visit our homepage to see if there is the answer of your problem.

Taiwan http://www.aopen.com.tw

USA http://www.aopenusa.com

Europe http://www.aopen.nl

• AOpen News Group: There are many news groups discussing AOpen products, your problem probably had been answered by our support engineer or professional users on these news groups. You may jump into these groups from http://www.aopen.com.tw/

tech/readnews.htm, or subscribe these news groups from our free news server news.aopen.com.tw.

• Contact Distributors/Resellers: We sell our products through resellers and integrators.

They should know your system configuration very well and should be able to solve your problem more efficiently than us. We believe they will be very glad to serve you. After all, their attitude of service is an important reference for you if next time you want to buy something else from them.

• Contact Us: If the problem still can not be solved, contact us for seeking technical support from http://www.aopen.com.tw/tech/techglb.htm.

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