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CR960-QM77/HM76
COM Express Basic
User’s Manual
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
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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:
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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.
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Notice:
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COM Express Specification Reference
PICMG® COM Express ModuleTM Base Specification.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 4 - BIOS Setup ............................................................... 33
Overview ..................................................................................................... 33
AMI BIOS Setup Utility ............................................................................. 34
Main ......................................................................................................... 34
Advanced .................................................................................................. 34
Chipset ..................................................................................................... 43
Boot ......................................................................................................... 49
Security .................................................................................................... 50
Save & Exit ............................................................................................... 51
Copyright........................................................................................................... ..2
Trademarks ........................................................................................................ 2
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B ..................................................... 2
Updating the BIOS .................................................................................... 52
Notice: BIOS SPI ROM ............................................................................. 53
About this Manual .......................................................................................... 4
Warranty.............................................................................................................. 4
Chapter 5 - Supported Software
Static Electricity Precautions...................................................................... 4
Chapter 6 - GPIO Programming Guide............................................... 71
Safety Measures .............................................................................................. 4
Appendix A - nLite and AHCI Installation Guide ........................... 72
About the Package ......................................................................................... 5
nLite ............................................................................................................... 72
AHCI .............................................................................................................. 76
Chapter 1 - Introduction ............................................................................. 6
.......................................................... 54
Appendix B - Watchdog Sample Code................................................ 78
Specifications ................................................................................................ 6
Features ........................................................................................................ 8
Appendix C - System Error Message ................................................... 79
Chapter 2 - Concept ....................................................................... 9
Appendix D - Troubleshooting ................................................................ 80
COM Express Module Standards.............................................................. 9
Specification Comparison Table ............................................................. 10
Chapter 3 - Hardware Installation.............................................. 11
Board Layout ............................................................................................... 11
Block Diagram ............................................................................................. 12
Mechanical Diagram .................................................................................. 13
System Memory .......................................................................................... 14
Installing the DIMM Module ....................................................................... 14
Connectors ................................................................................................... 15
CPU Fan Connector.................................................................................... 15
COM Express Connectors ........................................................................... 16
COM Express Connectors Signal Discription................................................. 19
Standby Power LED................................................................................... 29
Cooling Option ............................................................................................ 29
Installing CR960-QM77/HM76 onto a Carrier Board........................ 30
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About this Manual
Static Electricity Precautions
An electronic file of this manual is included in the CD. To view the user’s manual in the CD, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear. Click
“User’s Manual” on the main menu.
It is quite easy to inadvertently damage your PC, system board, components or devices even
before installing them in your system unit. Static electrical discharge can damage computer
components without causing any signs of physical damage. You must take extra care in handling them to ensure against electrostatic build-up.
1. To prevent electrostatic build-up, leave the system board in its anti-static bag until you are
ready to install it.
Warranty
2. Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
1. Warranty does not cover damages or failures that arised from misuse of the product, inability to use the product, unauthorized replacement or alteration of components and product specifications.
3. Do all preparation work on a static-free surface.
4. Hold the device only by its edges. Be careful not to touch any of the components, contacts
or connections.
2. The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to physical abuse, improper installation, modification, accidents or unauthorized repair of the product.
5. Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold modules or connectors by their ends.
3. Unless otherwise instructed in this user’s manual, the user may not, under any circumstances, attempt to perform service, adjustments or repairs on the product, whether in or
out of warranty. It must be returned to the purchase point, factory or authorized service
agency for all such work.
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drive 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.
4. We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequencial damages to the
product that has been modified or altered.
Safety Measures
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.
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About the Package
The package contains the following items. If any of these items are missing or damaged,
please contact your dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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One CR960 board
One DVD
One QR (Quick Reference)
Heat spreader with heat sink and fan
Optional Items
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COM331-B carrier board kit
The board and accessories in the package may not come similar to the information listed
above. This may differ in accordance with the sales region or models in which it was sold. For
more information about the standard package in your region, please contact your dealer or
sales representative.
Before Using the System Board
Before using the system board, prepare basic system components.
If you are installing the system board in a new system, you will need at least the following
internal components.
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Storage devices such as hard disk drive, CD-ROM, etc.
You will also need external system peripherals you intend to use which will normally include at
least a keyboard, a mouse and a video display monitor.
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Chapter 1
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Specifications (CR960-QM77)
Processor
Chipset
• BGA 1023 packaging technology
- 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM processors (22nm process technology)
: Intel® CoreTM i7-3615QE, 6M Cache, 2.3GHz (3.3GHz), 45W
: Intel® CoreTM i7-3612QE, 6M Cache, 2.1GHz (3.1GHz), 35W
: Intel® CoreTM i7-3555LE, 4M Cache, 2.5GHz (3.2GHz), 25W
: Intel® CoreTM i7-3517UE, 4M Cache, 1.7GHz (2.8GHz), 17W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-3610ME, 3M Cache, 2.7GHz (3.3GHz), 35W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-3120ME, 3M Cache, 2.4GHz, 35W
SSD
(optional)
• 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB
• Write: 30MB/sec (max), Read: 70MB/sec (max)
• SATA to SSD onboard
Trusted
Platform
Module - TPM
(optional)
• Provides a Trusted PC for secure transactions
• Provides software license protection, enforcement and password protection
• Intel® QM77 Express Chipset
Watchdog
Timer
• Watchdog timeout programmable via software from 1 to 255 seconds
BIOS
• 64Mbit SPI BIOS
Power
Consumption
• CR960-QM77BS0-3120ME: 45.46W with i3-3120ME at 2.4GHz and 2x 4GB
DDR3L SODIMM
OS Support
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Temperature
• 0oC to 60oC
Humidity
• 5% to 90%
Power
• Input: 5VSB (optional), 12V, VCC_RTC
PCB
• Dimensions: 95mm (3.74") x 125mm (4.9")
• Compliance: PICMG COM Express® R2.1 basic form factor, Type 6
System Memory • Two 204-pin DDR3/DDR3L SODIMM sockets
• Supports DDR3/DDR3L 1333/1600 MHz (i7/i5/i3)
Supports DDR3/DDR3L 1066/1333/1600 MHz (i7 Quad Core)
• Supports dual channel memory interface
• Supports up to 16GB system memory
• DRAM device technologies: 1Gb, 2Gb and 4Gb DDR3 DRAM technologies are
supported for x8 and x16 devices, unbuffered, non-ECC
Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Supports VGA, LVDS and DDI interfaces
VGA: resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 75Hz
LVDS: Single Channel - 18/24-bit; Dual Channel - 36/48-bit, resolution up to
1920x1200 @ 60Hz
• Digital Display Interfaces: HDMI, DVI, DP or SDVO (for Port B)
• HDMI, DVI, DP: resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
• Intel® Clear Video Technology
• DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) for accelerating video processing
- Full AVC/VC1/MPEG2 HW Decode
• Supports DirectX 11/10.1/10/9 and OpenGL 3.0
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Audio
• Supports High Definition Audio interface
Serial ATA
• Supports 4 Serial ATA interfaces
• 2 SATA 3.0 with data transfer rate up to 6Gb/s
2 SATA 2.0 with data transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
• Integrated Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) controller
• Supports RAID 0/1/5/10
LAN
• Intel® 82579LM Gigabit Ethernet PHY
• Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
• Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Expansion
Interfaces
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Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
XP Professional x86 & SP3 (32-bit)
XP Professional x64 & SP2 (64-bit)
7 Ultimate x86 & SP1 (32-bit)
7 Ultimate x64 & SP1 (64-bit)
8 Enterprise x86 (32-bit)
8 Enterprise x64 (64-bit)
4 USB 3.0 ports
8 USB 2.0 ports
1 PCIe x16 interface
7 PCIe x1 interfaces
LPC interface
I2C interface
SMBus interface
2 serial interfaces (TX/RX)
4-bit input and 4-bit output GPIO
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Specifications (CR960-HM76)
Processor
Chipset
• BGA 1023 packaging technology
- 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM processors (22nm process technology)
: Intel® CoreTM i5-3610ME, 3M Cache, 2.7GHz (3.3GHz), 35W
: Intel® CeleronTM 1020E, 2M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 35W
- 2nd generation Intel® CoreTM processors (32nm process technology)
: Intel® CeleronTM B810E, 2M Cache, 1.6GHz, 35W
: Intel® CeleronTM 847E, 2M Cache, 1.1GHz, 17W
: Intel® CeleronTM 827E, 1.5M Cache, 1.4GHz, 17W
• Intel® HM76 Express Chipset
System Memory • Two 204-pin DDR3/DDR3L SODIMM sockets
• 3rd generation processors
- Supports DDR3/DDR3L 1333/1600 MHz
• 2nd generation processors
- Supports DDR3 1066/1333 MHz
• Supports dual channel memory interface
• Supports up to 16GB system memory
• DRAM device technologies: 1Gb, 2Gb and 4Gb DDR3 DRAM technologies are
supported for x8 and x16 devices, unbuffered, non-ECC
Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (3rd generation processors)
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 (2nd generation processors)
Intel® HD Graphics (Intel® CeleronTM processors)
Supports VGA, LVDS and DDI interfaces
VGA: resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 75Hz
LVDS: Single Channel - 18/24-bit; Dual Channel - 36/48-bit, resolution up to
1920x1200 @ 60Hz
• Digital Display Interfaces: HDMI, DVI, DP or SDVO (for Port B)
• HDMI, DVI, DP: resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
• Intel® Clear Video Technology
• DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) for accelerating video processing
- Full AVC/VC1/MPEG2 HW Decode
• Supports DirectX 11/10.1/10/9 and OpenGL 3.0 (3rd generation processors)
• Supports DirectX 10.1/10/9 and OpenGL 3.0 (2nd generation processors)
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Serial ATA
• Supports 4 Serial ATA interfaces
• 2 SATA 3.0 with data transfer rate up to 6Gb/s
2 SATA 2.0 with data transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
• Integrated Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) controller
LAN
• Intel® 82579LM Gigabit Ethernet PHY
• Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
• Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Expansion
Interfaces
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•
•
•
Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Audio
• Supports High Definition Audio interface
SSD
(optional)
• 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB
• Write: 30MB/sec (max), Read: 70MB/sec (max)
• SATA to SSD onboard
Trusted
Platform
Module - TPM
(optional)
• Provides a Trusted PC for secure transactions
• Provides software license protection, enforcement and password protection
Watchdog
Timer
• Watchdog timeout programmable via software from 1 to 255 seconds
BIOS
• 64Mbit SPI BIOS
Power
Consumption
• TBD
OS Support
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•
•
•
Temperature
• 0oC to 60oC
Humidity
• 5% to 90%
Power
• Input: 5VSB (optional), 12V, VCC_RTC
PCB
• Dimensions: 95mm (3.74") x 125mm (4.9")
• Compliance: PICMG COM Express® R2.1 basic form factor, Type 6
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
XP Professional x86 & SP3 (32-bit)
XP Professional x64 & SP2 (64-bit)
7 Ultimate x86 & SP1 (32-bit)
7 Ultimate x64 & SP1 (64-bit)
8 Enterprise x86 (32-bit)
8 Enterprise x64 (64-bit)
4 USB 3.0 ports
8 USB 2.0 ports
1 PCIe x16 interface
7 PCIe x1 interfaces
LPC interface
I2C interface
SMBus interface
2 serial interfaces (TX/RX)
4-bit input and 4-bit output GPIO
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Features
• Watchdog Timer
The Watchdog Timer function allows your application to regularly “clear” the system at the set
time interval. If the system hangs or fails to function, it will reset at the set time interval so
that your system will continue to operate.
• DDR3
DDR3 delivers increased system bandwidth and improved performance. The advantages of
DDR3 are its higher bandwidth and its increase in performance at a lower power than DDR2.
• Graphics
The integrated Intel® HD graphics engine delivers an excellent blend of graphics performance
and features to meet business needs. It provides excellent video and 3D graphics with outstanding graphics responsiveness. These enhancements deliver the performance and compatibility needed for today’s and tomorrow’s business applications. Supports VGA, LVDS and DDI
(HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort) for up to 3 display outputs.
• Serial ATA
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0a specification. With speed of
up to 3Gb/s (SATA 2.0) and 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), it improves hard drive performance faster than
the standard parallel ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s.
• Gigabit LAN
The Intel® 82579LM Gigabit LAN controller supports up to 1Gbps data transmission.
• USB
The system board supports the new USB 3.0. It is capable of running at a maximum transmission speed of up to 5 Gbit/s (625 MB/s) and is faster than USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s, or 60 MB/s)
and USB 1.1 (12Mb/s). USB 3.0 reduces the time required for data transmission, reduces
power consumption, and is backward compatible with USB 2.0. It is a marked improvement
in device transfer speeds between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously
accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
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Chapter 2
Chapter 2 - Concept
COM Express Module Standards
The figure below indicates the dimensions of the different types of COM Express modules.
CR960-QM77/HM76 is a COM Express Basic. The dimension is 95mm x 125mm.
Common for all Form Factors
Extended only
Basic only
Compact only
Compact and Basic only
Mini only
106.00
Extended
Compact
91.00
Basic
70.00
51.00
Mini
18.00
6.00
0.00
4.00
151.00
121.00
91.00
80.00
74.20
16.50
4.00
0.00
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Specification Comparison Table
The table below shows the COM Express standard specifications and the corresponding specifications supported on the CR960-QM77/HM76 module.
COM Express Module Base
Specification Type 6
Connector
Feature
COM Express Module Base
Specification Type 6
DFI
CR960-QM77/HM76
Type 6
Connector
(No IDE or PCI, add DDI+ USB3)
Min / Max
System I/O
A-B
Feature
DFI
CR960-QM77/HM76
Type 6
(No IDE or PCI, add DDI+ USB3)
Min / Max
Power Management
A-B
A-B
PCI Express Lanes 0 - 5
1/6
6
A-B
Thermal Protection
0/1
1
A-B
LVDS Channel A
0/1
1
A-B
Battery Low Alarm
0/1
1
A-B
LVDS Channel B
0/1
1
A-B
Suspend/Wake Signals
0/3
3
A-B
eDP on LVDS CH A pins
0/1
0
A-B
Power Button Support
1/1
1
A-B
VGA Port
0/1
1
A-B
Power Good
1/1
1
A-B
TV-Out
NA
NA
A-B
VCC_5V_SBY Contacts
4/4
4
A-B
DDI 0
NA
NA
A-B5
Sleep Input
0/1
1
A-B5
A-B
Serial Ports 1 - 2
0/2
2
A-B5
Lid Input
0/1
1
CAN interface on SER1
0/1
0
Fan Control Signals
0/2
2
A-B
SATA / SAS Ports
1/4
4
A-B5
A-B
Trusted Platform Modules
0/1
1
A-B
AC’97 / HDA Digital Interface
0/1
1
A-B
A-B
USB 2.0 Ports
4/8
8
A-B
VCC_12V Contacts
12 / 12
A-B
USB Client
0/1
0
A-B
USB 3.0 Ports
NA
NA
A-B
LAN Port 0
1/1
1
A-B
Express Card Support
1/2
2
A-B
LPC Bus
1/1
1
A-B
SPI
1/2
1
A-B6
SDIO (muxed on GPIO)
0/1
12
Module Pin-out - Required and Optional Features C-D Connector.
COM Express Module Base
Specification Type 6
Connector
System Management
A-B
Power
Feature
DFI
CR960-QM77/HM76
Type 6
(No IDE or PCI, add DDI+ USB3)
Min / Max
System I/O
0
C-D
General Purpose I/O
8/8
8
A-B
SMBus
1/1
1
PCI Express Lanes 16 - 31
0 / 16
16
A-B
I2C
1/1
1
PCI Express Graphics (PEG)
0/1
1
A-B
Watchdog Timer
0/1
1
Muxed SDVO Channels 1 - 2
NA
NA
A-B
Speaker Out
1/1
1
PCI Express Lanes 6 - 15
0/2
1
C-D6
A-B
External BIOS ROM Support
0/2
1
PCI Bus - 32 Bit
NA
NA
A-B
Reset Functions
1/1
1
PATA Port
NA
NA
LAN Ports 1 - 2
NA
NA
DDIs 1 - 3
0/3
3
C-D6
C-D
USB 3.0 Ports
0/4
4
C-D
VCC_12V Contacts
12 / 12
Note:
• 5 Indicates 12V-tolerant features on former VCC_12V signals.
• 6 Cells in the connected columns spanning rows provide a rough approximation of
features sharing connector pins.
Power
12
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Chapter 3
Chapter 3 - Hardware Installation
Board Layout
Intel
Intel
DDR3_2 SODIMM
Standby
CPUPower
fan LED
DDR3_1 SODIMM
BGA 1023
i3/i5/i7
TPM
(optional)
iTE
CPU Fan
1
IT8518E
SSD
(optional)
QM77/HM76
CR960-QM77: QM77
CR960-HM76: HM76
D1
D110
COM Express connector
Standby
Power LED
C1
B1
C110
B110
SPI Flash BIOS
Intel
82579LM
COM Express connector
A110
Top View
A1
Bottom View
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Block Diagram
CR960-QM77
DDR3
SODIMM
DDR3
SODIMM
Channel A
1333/1600MHz
1
/
CR960-HM76
Processor
CORE CORE CORE
CORE
IMVP7
(Vcore,Vgfx)
3rd Generation
Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3
Channel B
1333/1600MHz
1
DDR3
SODIMM
DDR3
SODIMM
PEG 16X LANES
Channel A
1333/1600MHz
1
/
Processor
CORE CORE CORE
Channel B
1333/1600MHz
1
FDI
3rd/2nd Generation
Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3
Memory
Controller
Graphics
CORE
DMI x4
(Direct Media
Interface)
FDI
LPC Bus
IMVP7
(Vcore,Vgfx)
PEG 16X LANES
Memory
Controller
Graphics
CORE
CORE
DMI x4
(Direct Media
Interface)
LPC Bus
SLP/LID
SLP/LID
WDT
Serial Port 0/1
System Fan Embedded
/
PWM/TACH_IN
LPC TPM
1.2 (Opt.)
DDI Port B/SDVO Port B
DDI Port D
SM Bus
S
8bit DIO
DIO SMBus
HD Audio
2.0
0 8x
USB 2
Panther Point
Mobile
Intel® QM77
USB 3.0 4x
LPC TPM
1.2 (Opt.)
Controler
Backup
EEPROM
DDI Port D
SM Bus
S
8bit DIO
DIO SMBus
HD Audio
PCIe x1/ Lane 7
2.0
0 8x
USB 2
2 0 4x
SATA 2.0
2 0 4x
SATA 2.0
(D l Channel)
Ch
l)
LVDS (Dual
PCIe x1/ Lane 8
(Opt. share with on board LAN)
CRT
PCIe x1/Lanes 1~6
SPI Bus
SPI Flash
LAN Ports
DDI Port C
I2C
LVDS (Dual
(D l Channel)
Ch
l)
CRT
DDI Port B/SDVO Port B
C/D
Backup
EEPROM
A/B
DDI Port C
C/D
A/B
Controler
I2C
WDT
Serial Port 0/1
System Fan Embedded
/
PWM/TACH_IN
Panther Point
Mobile
Intel® HM76
USB 3.0 4x
PCIe x1/ Lane 7
PCIe x1/ Lane 8
(Opt. share with on board LAN)
PCIe x1/Lanes 1~6
SATA Ports 4
( p )
(Opt.)
SPI Bus
SSD Chip
SPI Flash
LAN Ports
PCIe x1,
PCI
1 LLane 8
Intel® GLAN
SATA Ports 4
( p )
(Opt.)
SSD Chip
PCIe x1,
PCI
1 LLane 8
Intel® GLAN
PHY 82579LM
PHY 82579LM
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Mechanical Diagram
CR960-QM77/HM76 Module with Heat Sink
CR960-QM77/HM76 Module
4.00
0.00
95.00
87.00
0.00
121.00
87.00
117.00
4.00
87.00
125.00
0.00
4.00
53.00
95.00 Top View
22.00
11.00
55.00
121.00
117.00
0.00
4.00
Heatsink
76.00
Fan
53.00
87.00
87.00
91.00
91.00
125.00
Heat spreader
Module PCB
Standoff
Bottom View
Side View of the Module with Heat Sink and Carrier Board
14.00
0.00
12.50
70.20
2.00
0.00
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Chapter 3
Installing the DIMM Module
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your board, processor, disk drives, add-in
boards, and other components. Perform installation procedures 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.
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble the actual one.
These illustrations are for reference only.
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to it has been powered down.
System Memory
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Locate the SODIMM socket on the system board.
The system board is equipped with two 204-pin SODIMM sockets that support DDR3L(1.35V)
memory modules; depends on CPU supported. However, DDR3L memory module can run at
1.5V.
4. Note the key on the socket. The key ensures the module can be plugged into the socket in
only one direction.
Important:
When the Standby Power LED lit red, it indicates that there is power on the board.
Power-off the PC then unplug the power cord prior to installing any devices. Failure to
do so will cause severe damage to the board and components.
DDR3_2
DDR3_1
Standby
Power LED
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5. Grasping the module by its edges, align the module into the socket at an approximately 30
degrees angle. Apply firm even pressure to each end of the module until it slips down into
the socket. The contact fingers on the edge of the module will almost completely disappear
inside the socket.
CPU Fan Connector
Sense
+12V
Ground
6. Push down the module until the clips at each end of the socket lock into position. You will
hear a distinctive “click”, indicating the module is correctly locked into position.
1
3
Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector on the board. The cooling fan
will provide adequate airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the CPU and board
components.
BIOS Setting
Clip
“Module Board H/W Monitor” submenu in the Advanced menu of the BIOS will display the current speed of the cooling fan. Refer to chapter 4 of the manual for more information.
Clip
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COM Express Connectors
The COM Express connectors are used to interface the CR960-QM77/HM76 COM Express board
to a carrier board. Connect the COM Express connectors (lcoated on the solder side of the
board) to the COM Express connectors on the carrier board.
Refer to the “Installing CR960-QM77/HM76 onto a Carrier Board” section for more information.
COM Express Connectors
Refer to the following pages for the pin functions of these connectors.
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Row A
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
A8
A9
A10
A11
A12
A13
A14
A15
A16
A17
A18
A19
A20
A21
A22
A23
A24
A25
A26
A27
A28
A29
A30
A31
A32
A33
A34
A35
A36
A37
A38
A39
A40
A41
A42
A43
A44
A45
A46
A47
A48
A49
A50
GND (FIXED)
GBE0_MDI3GBE0_MDI3+
GBE0_LINK100#
GBE0_LINK1000#
GBE0_MDI2GBE0_MDI2+
GBE0_LINK#
GBE0_MDI1GBE0_MDI1+
GND (FIXED)
GBE0_MDI0GBE0_MDI0+
GBE0_CTREF
SLP_S3#
SATA0_TX+
SATA0_TXSLP_S4#
SATA0_RX+
SATA0_RXGND (FIXED)
SATA2_TX+
SATA2_TXSUS_S5#
SATA2_RX+
SATA2_RXBATLOW#
(S)ATA_ACT#
AC/HDA_SYNC
AC/HDA _RST#
GND (FIXED)
AC/HDA _BITCLK
AC/HDA _SDOUT
BIOS_DIS0#
THRMTRIP#
USB6USB6+
USB_6_7_OC#
USB4USB4+
GND (FIXED)
USB2USB2+
USB_2_3_OC#
USB0USB0+
VCC_RTC
EXCD0_PERST#
EXCD0_CPPE#
LPC_SERIRQ
Row B
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
B9
B10
B11
B12
B13
B14
B15
B16
B17
B18
B19
B20
B21
B22
B23
B24
B25
B26
B27
B28
B29
B30
B31
B32
B33
B34
B35
B36
B37
B38
B39
B40
B41
B42
B43
B44
B45
B46
B47
B48
B49
B50
GND (FIXED)
GBE0_ACT#
LPC_FRAME#
LPC_AD0
LPC_AD1
LPC_AD2
LPC_AD3
LPC_DRQ0#
LPC_DRQ1#
LPC_CLK
GND (FIXED)
PWRBTN#
SMB_CK
SMB_DAT
SMB_ALERT#
SATA1_TX+
SATA1_TXSUS_STAT#
SATA1_RX+
SATA1_RXGND (FIXED)
SATA3_TX+
SATA3_TXPWR_OK
SATA3_RX+
SATA3_RXWDT
AC/HDA _SDIN2
AC/HDA _SDIN1
AC/HDA _SDIN0
GND (FIXED)
SPKR
I2C_CK
I2C_DAT
THRM#
USB7USB7+
USB_4_5_OC#
USB5USB5+
GND (FIXED)
USB3USB3+
USB_0_1_OC#
USB1USB1+
EXCD1_PERST#
EXCD1_CPPE#
SYS_RESET#
CB_RESET#
Row A
A51 GND (FIXED)
A52 PCIE_TX5+
A53 PCIE_TX5A54 GPI0
A55 PCIE_TX4+
A56 PCIE_TX4A57 GND
A58 PCIE_TX3+
A59 PCIE_TX3A60 GND (FIXED)
A61 PCIE_TX2+
A62 PCIE_TX2A63 GPI1
A64 PCIE_TX1+
A65 PCIE_TX1A66 GND
A67 GPI2
A68 PCIE_TX0+
A69 PCIE_TX0A70 GND (FIXED)
A71 LVDS_A0+
A72 LVDS_A0A73 LVDS_A1+
A74 LVDS_A1A75 LVDS_A2+
A76 LVDS_A2A77 LVDS_VDD_EN
A78 LVDS_A3+
A79 LVDS_A3A80 GND (FIXED)
A81 LVDS_A_CK+
A82 LVDS_A_CKA83 LVDS_I2C_CK
A84 LVDS_I2C_DAT
A85 GPI3
A86 RSVD
A87 RSVD
A88 PCIE0_CK_REF+
A89 PCIE0_CK_REFA90 GND (FIXED)
A91 SPI_POWER
A92 SPI_MISO
A93 GPO0
A94 SPI_CLK
A95 SPI_MOSI
A96 TPM_PP
A97 TYPE10#
A98 SER0_TX
A99 SER0_RX
A100 GND (FIXED)
A101 SER1_TX
A102 SER1_RX
A103 LID#
A104 VCC_12V
A105 VCC_12V
A106 VCC_12V
A107 VCC_12V
A108 VCC_12V
A109 VCC_12V
A110 GND (FIXED)
Row B
B51
B52
B53
B54
B55
B56
B57
B58
B59
B60
B61
B62
B63
B64
B65
B66
B67
B68
B69
B70
B71
B72
B73
B74
B75
B76
B77
B78
B79
B80
B81
B82
B83
B84
B85
B86
B87
B88
B89
B90
B91
B92
B93
B94
B95
B96
B97
B98
B99
B100
B101
B102
B103
B104
B105
B106
B107
B108
B109
B110
GND (FIXED)
PCIE_RX5+
PCIE_RX5GPO1
PCIE_RX4+
PCIE_RX4GPO2
PCIE_RX3+
PCIE_RX3GND (FIXED)
PCIE_RX2+
PCIE_RX2GPO3
PCIE_RX1+
PCIE_RX1WAKE0#
WAKE1#
PCIE_RX0+
PCIE_RX0GND (FIXED)
LVDS_B0+
LVDS_B0LVDS_B1+
LVDS_B1LVDS_B2+
LVDS_B2LVDS_B3+
LVDS_B3LVDS_BKLT_EN
GND (FIXED)
LVDS_B_CK+
LVDS_B_CKLVDS_BKLT_CTRL
VCC_5V_SBY
VCC_5V_SBY
VCC_5V_SBY
VCC_5V_SBY
BIOS_DIS1#
VGA_RED
GND (FIXED)
VGA_GRN
VGA_BLU
VGA_HSYNC
VGA_VSYNC
VGA_I2C_CK
VGA_I2C_DAT
SPI_CS#
RSVD
RSVD
GND (FIXED)
FAN_PWMOUT
FAN_TACHIN
SLEEP#
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
GND (FIXED)
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Row C
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9
C10
C11
C12
C13
C14
C15
C16
C17
C18
C19
C20
C21
C22
C23
C24
C25
C26
C27
C28
C29
C30
C31
C32
C33
C34
C35
C36
C37
C38
C39
C40
C41
C42
C43
C44
C45
C46
C47
C48
C49
C50
GND (FIXED)
GND
USB_SSRX0USB_SSRX0+
GND
USB_SSRX1USB_SSRX1+
GND
USB_SSRX2USB_SSRX2+
GND (FIXED)
USB_SSRX3USB_SSRX3+
GND
DDI1_PAIR6+
DDI1_PAIR6RSVD
RSVD
PCIE_RX6+
PCIE_RX6GND (FIXED)
PCIE_RX7+
PCIE_RX7DDI1_HPD
DDI1_PAIR4+
DDI1_PAIR4RSVD
RSVD
DDI1_PAIR5+
DDI1_PAIR5GND (FIXED)
DDI2_CTRLCLK_AUX+
DDI2_CTRLDATA_AUXDDI2_DDC_AUX_SEL
RSVD
DDI3_CTRLCLK_AUX+
DDI3_CTRLDATA_AUXDDI3_DDC_AUX_SEL
DDI3_PAIR0+
DDI3_PAIR0GND (FIXED)
DDI3_PAIR1+
DDI3_PAIR1DDI3_HPD
RSVD
DDI3_PAIR2+
DDI3_PAIR2RSVD
DDI3_PAIR3+
DDI3_PAIR3-
Row D
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
D8
D9
D10
D11
D12
D13
D14
D15
D16
D17
D18
D19
D20
D21
D22
D23
D24
D25
D26
D27
D28
D29
D30
D31
D32
D33
D34
D35
D36
D37
D38
D39
D40
D41
D42
D43
D44
D45
D46
D47
D48
D49
D50
Row C
C51
C52
C53
C54
C55
C56
C57
C58
C59
C60
C61
C62
C63
C64
C65
C66
C67
C68
C69
C70
C71
C72
C73
C74
C75
C76
C77
C78
C79
C80
C81
C82
C83
C84
C85
C86
C87
C88
C89
C90
C91
C92
C93
C94
C95
C96
C97
C98
C99
C100
C101
C102
C103
C104
C105
C106
C107
C108
C109
C110
GND (FIXED)
GND
USB_SSTX0USB_SSTX0+
GND
USB_SSTX1USB_SSTX1+
GND
USB_SSTX2USB_SSTX2+
GND (FIXED)
USB_SSTX3USB_SSTX3+
GND
DDI1_CTRLCLK_AUX+
DDI1_CTRLDATA_AUXRSVD
RSVD
PCIE_TX6+
PCIE_TX6GND (FIXED)
PCIE_TX7+
PCIE_TX7RSVD
RSVD
DDI1_PAIR0+
DDI1_PAIR0RSVD
DDI1_PAIR1+
DDI1_PAIR1GND (FIXED)
DDI1_PAIR2+
DDI1_PAIR2DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL
RSVD
DDI1_PAIR3+
DDI1_PAIR3RSVD
DDI2_PAIR0+
DDI2_PAIR0GND (FIXED)
DDI2_PAIR1+
DDI2_PAIR1DDI2_HPD
RSVD
DDI2_PAIR2+
DDI2_PAIR2RSVD
DDI2_PAIR3+
DDI2_PAIR3-
GND (FIXED)
PEG_RX0+
PEG_RX0TYPE0#
PEG_RX1+
PEG_RX1TYPE1#
PEG_RX2+
PEG_RX2GND (FIXED)
PEG_RX3+
PEG_RX3RSVD
RSVD
PEG_RX4+
PEG_RX4NC
PEG_RX5+
PEG_RX5GND (FIXED)
PEG_RX6+
PEG_RX6GND
PEG_RX7+
PEG_RX7GND
RSVD
PEG_RX8+
PEG_RX8GND (FIXED)
PEG_RX9+
PEG_RX9RSVD
GND
PEG_RX10+
PEG_RX10GND
PEG_RX11+
PEG_RX11GND (FIXED)
PEG_RX12+
PEG_RX12GND
PEG_RX13+
PEG_RX13GND
RSVD
PEG_RX14+
PEG_RX14GND (FIXED)
PEG_RX15+
PEG_RX15GND
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
GND (FIXED)
Row D
D51
D52
D53
D54
D55
D56
D57
D58
D59
D60
D61
D62
D63
D64
D65
D66
D67
D68
D69
D70
D71
D72
D73
D74
D75
D76
D77
D78
D79
D80
D81
D82
D83
D84
D85
D86
D87
D88
D89
D90
D91
D92
D93
D94
D95
D96
D97
D98
D99
D100
D101
D102
D103
D104
D105
D106
D107
D108
D109
D110
GND (FIXED)
PEG_TX0+
PEG_TX0PEG_LANE_RV#
PEG_TX1+
PEG_TX1TYPE2#
PEG_TX2+
PEG_TX2GND (FIXED)
PEG_TX3+
PEG_TX3RSVD
RSVD
PEG_TX4+
PEG_TX4GND
PEG_TX5+
PEG_TX5GND (FIXED)
PEG_TX6+
PEG_TX6GND
PEG_TX7+
PEG_TX7GND
RSVD
PEG_TX8+
PEG_TX8GND (FIXED)
PEG_TX9+
PEG_TX9RSVD
GND
PEG_TX10+
PEG_TX10GND
PEG_TX11+
PEG_TX11GND (FIXED)
PEG_TX12+
PEG_TX12GND
PEG_TX13+
PEG_TX13GND
RSVD
PEG_TX14+
PEG_TX14GND (FIXED)
PEG_TX15+
PEG_TX15GND
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
GND (FIXED)
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Pin Types
I
Input to the Module
O
Output from the Module
I/O Bi-directional input / output signal
OD Open drain output
AC97/HDA Signals Descriptions
Signal
AC/HAD_RST#
AC/HDA_SYNC
AC/HDA_BITCLK
AC/HDA_SDOUT
AC/HDA_SDIN2
AC/HDA_SDIN1
AC/HDA_SDIN0
Pin#
A30
A29
A32
A33
B28
B29
B30
Pin Type
O CMOS
O CMOS
I/O CMOS
O CMOS
I/O CMOS
I/O CMOS
I/O CMOS
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V/3.3V
3.3V/3.3V
3.3V/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Pin#
A13
A12
A10
A9
A7
A6
A3
A2
Pin Type
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
GBE0_ACT#
B2
OD CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
GBE0_LINK#
A8
OD CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
GBE0_LINK100#
A4
OD CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect to LED and recommend current limit
resistor 150ȟ to 3.3VSB
Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0 1000 Mbit / sec link indicator, active low.
GBE0_LINK1000#
A5
OD CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect to LED and recommend current limit
resistor 150ȟ to 3.3VSB
Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0 1000 Mbit / sec link indicator, active low.
Signal
SATA0_TX+
SATA0_TXSATA0_RX+
SATA0_RXSATA1_TX+
SATA1_TXSATA1_RX+
SATA1_RXSATA2_TX+
SATA2_TXSATA2_RX+
SATA2_RXSATA3_TX+
SATA3_TXSATA3_RX+
SATA3_RX-
Pin#
A16
A17
A19
A20
B16
B17
B19
B20
A22
A23
A25
A26
B22
B23
B25
B26
Pin Type
O SATA
O SATA
I SATA
I SATA
O SATA
O SATA
I SATA
I SATA
O SATA
O SATA
I SATA
I SATA
O SATA
O SATA
I SATA
I SATA
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
ATA_ACT#
A28
I/O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
Gigabit Ethernet Signals Descriptions
Signal
GBE0_MDI0+
GBE0_MDI0GBE0_MDI1+
GBE0_MDI1GBE0_MDI2+
GBE0_MDI2GBE0_MDI3+
GBE0_MDI3-
SATA Signals Descriptions
CR960
PU 1K to 3.3VSB
CR960
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Carrier Board
to CODEC pin 11 RESET#
to CODEC pin 10 SYNC
to CODEC pin 6 BIT_CLK
to CODEC pin 5 SDATA_OUT
33 ƻ in series to CODEC2 pin 8 SDATA_IN
33 ƻ in series to CODEC1 pin 8 SDATA_IN
33 ƻ in series to CODEC0 pin 8 SDATA_IN
Carrier Board
Connect to Magnetics Module MDI0+/Connect to Magnetics Module MDI1+/Connect to Magnetics Module MDI2+/Connect to Magnetics Module MDI3+/Connect to LED and recommend current limit
resistor 150ȟ to 3.3VSB
NC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
CR960
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
PU 10K to 3.3V
Carrier Board
Description
Reset output to CODEC, active low.
Sample-synchronization signal to the CODEC(s).
Serial data clock generated by the external CODEC(s).
Serial TDM data output to the CODEC.
Serial TDM data inputs from up to 3 CODECs.
Description
Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0: Media Dependent Interface Differential
Pairs 0,1,2,3. The MDI can operate in 1000, 100 and 10 Mbit / sec
modes. Some pairs are unused in some modes, per the following:
1000BASE-T 100BASE-TX 10BASE-T
MDI[0]+/B1_DA+/TX+/TX+/MDI[1]+/B1_DB+/RX+/RX+/MDI[2]+/B1_DC+/MDI[3]+/B1_DD+/Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0 activity indicator, active low.
Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0 link indicator, active low.
Description
Connect to SATA0 Conn TX pin
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 0 transmit differential pair.
Connect to SATA0 Conn RX pin
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 0 receive differential pair.
Connect to SATA1 Conn TX pin
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 1 transmit differential pair.
Connect to SATA1 Conn RX pin
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 1 receive differential pair.
Connect to SATA2 Conn TX pin
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 2 transmit differential pair.
Connect to SATA2 Conn RX pin
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 2 receive differential pair.
Connect to SATA3 Conn TX pin
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 3 transmit differential pair.
Connect to SATA3 Conn RX pin
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 3 receive differential pair.
Connect to LED and recommend current limit
resistor 220ƻ to 3.3V
ATA (parallel and serial) or SAS activity indicator, active low.
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PCI Express Lanes Signals Descriptions
Signal
PCIE_TX0+
PCIE_TX0PCIE_RX0+
PCIE_RX0PCIE_TX1+
PCIE_TX1PCIE_RX1+
PCIE_RX1PCIE_TX2+
PCIE_TX2PCIE_RX2+
PCIE_RX2PCIE_TX3+
PCIE_TX3PCIE_RX3+
PCIE_RX3PCIE_TX4+
PCIE_TX4PCIE_RX4+
PCIE_RX4PCIE_TX5+
PCIE_TX5PCIE_RX5+
PCIE_RX5PCIE_TX6+
PCIE_TX6PCIE_RX6+
PCIE_RX6PCIE_TX7+
PCIE_TX7PCIE_RX7+
PCIE_RX7PCIE0_CK_REF+
PCIE0_CK_REF-
PEG Signals Descriptions
Signal
PEG_TX0+
PEG_TX0PEG_RX0+
PEG_RX0PEG_TX1+
PEG_TX1PEG_RX1+
PEG_RX1PEG_TX2+
PEG_TX2PEG_RX2+
PEG_RX2PEG_TX3+
PEG_TX3PEG_RX3+
PEG_RX3PEG_TX4+
PEG_TX4PEG_RX4+
PEG_RX4PEG_TX5+
PEG_TX5PEG_RX5+
PEG_RX5-
Pin#
A68
A69
B68
B69
A64
A65
B64
B65
A61
A62
B61
B62
A58
A59
B58
B59
A55
A56
B55
B56
A52
A53
B52
B53
D19
D20
C19
C20
D22
D23
C22
C23
A88
A89
Pin#
D52
D53
C52
C53
D55
D56
C55
C56
D58
D59
C58
C59
D61
D62
C61
C62
D65
D66
C65
C66
D68
D69
C68
C69
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
CR960
Carrier Board
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Device - Connect AC Coupling cap
Slot - Connect to PCIE Conn pin
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Device - Connect AC Coupling cap
Slot - Connect to PCIE Conn pin
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Device - Connect AC Coupling cap
Slot - Connect to PCIE Conn pin
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Device - Connect AC Coupling cap
Slot - Connect to PCIE Conn pin
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Device - Connect AC Coupling cap
Slot - Connect to PCIE Conn pin
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Device - Connect AC Coupling cap
Slot - Connect to PCIE Conn pin
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Device - Connect AC Coupling cap
Slot - Connect to PCIE Conn pin
NA
NA
NA
Description
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 0
0.1uF
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 1
0.1uF
AC coupled off Module
NA
O PCIE
PCIE
Connect to PCIE device, PCIe CLK Buffer or slot
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 5
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 6
0.1uF
I PCIE
CR960
Carrier Board
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 4
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 5
0.1uF
AC coupled on Module
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 3
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 4
0.1uF
AC coupled off Module
AC coupled on Module
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 2
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 3
0.1uF
O PCIE
Pin Type
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 1
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 2
0.1uF
I PCIE
O PCIE
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 0
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 6
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 7
(Optional with on board LAN, Default setting as NC)
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 7
(Optional with on board LAN, Default setting as NC)
Reference clock output for all PCI Express and PCI Express Graphics
lanes.
Description
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 0
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 0
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 1
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 1
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 2
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 2
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 3
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 3
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 4
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 4
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 5
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 5
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PEG Signals Descriptions
Signal
PEG_TX6+
PEG_TX6PEG_RX6+
PEG_RX6PEG_TX7+
PEG_TX7PEG_RX7+
PEG_RX7PEG_TX8+
PEG_TX8PEG_RX8+
PEG_RX8PEG_TX9+
PEG_TX9PEG_RX9+
PEG_RX9PEG_TX10+
PEG_TX10PEG_RX10+
PEG_RX10PEG_TX11+
PEG_TX11PEG_RX11+
PEG_RX11PEG_TX12+
PEG_TX12PEG_RX12+
PEG_RX12PEG_TX13+
PEG_TX13PEG_RX13+
PEG_RX13PEG_TX14+
PEG_TX14PEG_RX14+
PEG_RX14PEG_TX15+
PEG_TX15PEG_RX15+
PEG_RX15-
Pin#
D71
D72
C71
C72
D74
D75
C74
C75
D78
D79
C78
C79
D81
D82
C81
C82
D85
D86
C85
C86
D88
D89
C88
C89
D91
D92
C91
C92
D94
D95
C94
C95
D98
D99
C98
C99
D101
D102
C101
C102
PEG_LANE_RV#
D54
ExpressCard Signals Descriptions
Signal
EXCD0_CPPE#
EXCD1_CPPE#
EXCD0_PERST#
EXCD1_PERST#
Pin#
A49
B48
A48
B47
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
I CMOS
3.3V /3.3V
O CMOS
3.3V /3.3V
CR960
Carrier Board
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect to PCIE device or slot
AC Coupling capacitor
Connect AC Coupling cap 0.22uF
Description
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 6
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 6
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 7
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 7
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 8
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 8
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 9
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 9
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 10
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 10
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 11
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 11
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 12
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 12
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 13
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 13
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 14
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 14
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 15
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 15
PCI Express Graphics lane reversal input strap. Pull low on the Carrier
board to reverse lane order.
CR960
PU 10k to 3.3V
PU 10k to 3.3V
Carrier Board
Description
PCI ExpressCard: PCI Express capable card request, active low, one per
card
PCI ExpressCard: reset, active low, one per card
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DDI Signals Descriptions
Signal
DDI1_PAIR0+/SDVO1_RED+
DDI1_PAIR0-/SDVO1_REDDDI1_PAIR1+/SDVO1_GRN+
DDI1_PAIR1-/SDVO1_GRNDDI1_PAIR2+/SDVO1_BLU+
DDI1_PAIR2-/SDVO1_BLUDDI1_PAIR3+/SDVO1_CK+
DDI1_PAIR3-/SDVO1_CK-
Pin#
D26
D27
D29
D30
D32
D33
D36
D37
DDI1_PAIR4+/SDVO1_INT+
C25
DDI1_PAIR4-/SDVO1_INTDDI1_PAIR5+/SDVO1_TVCLKIN+
DDI1_PAIR5-/SDVO1_TVCLKINDDI1_PAIR6+/SDVO1_FLDSTALL+
DDI1_PAIR6-/SDVO1_FLDSTALL-
C26
C29
C30
C15
C16
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
I/O PCIE
DDI1_CTRLCLK_AUX+/SDVO1_CTRLCLK
AC coupled on Module
D15
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V / 3.3V
I/O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
DDI1_CTRLCLK_AUX-/SDVO1_CTRLDATA D16
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V / 3.3V
DDI1_HPD
C24
DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL
D34
DDI2_PAIR0+
DDI2_PAIR0DDI2_PAIR1+
DDI2_PAIR1DDI2_PAIR2+
DDI2_PAIR2DDI2_PAIR3+
DDI2_PAIR3-
D39
D40
D42
D43
D46
D47
D49
D50
I CMOS
DDI2_CTRLCLK_AUX-
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
3.3V / 3.3V
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
AC coupled on Module
C32
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
Carrier Board
Coupling Capacitors
Coupling Capacitors
Coupling Capacitors
Coupling Capacitors
Coupling Capacitors
Coupling Capacitors
Coupling Capacitors
Coupling Capacitors
Description
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Connect AC Coupling Capacitors 0.1uF to Device
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
PD 49.9K to GND
(S/W IC between
Rpd/PCH)
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
to
to
to
to
to
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Connect to DP AUX+
PU 100K to 3.3V
(S/W IC between
Rpu/PCH)
Connect to DP AUX-
PD 49.9K to GND
(S/W IC between
Rpd/PCH)
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
DDI 1 Pair 3 differential pairs/Serial Digital Video B clock output differential pair.
Serial Digital Video B interrupt input differential pair.
Serial Digital Video TVOUT synchronization clock input differential pair.
Serial Digital Video Field Stall input differential pair.
HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLDATA if DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL is pulled high
PU 100K to 3.3V for DDC(HDMI/DVI)
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
DDI 1 Pair 2 differential pairs/Serial Digital Video B blue output differential pair
DP AUX- function if DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL is no connect
PD 1M and Connect to device Hot Plug Detect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
DDI 1 Pair 1 differential pairs/Serial Digital Video B green output differential pair
HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLCLK if DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL is pulled high
PU 2.2K to 3.3V/PU
100K to 3.3V
Connect to HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLDATA
(S/W IC between
2.2K/100K resistor)
PD 1M
DDI 1 Pair 0 differential pairs/Serial Digital Video B red output differential pair
DP AUX+ function if DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL is no connect
PU 2.2K to 3.3V, PD
49.9K to GND
Connect to HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLCLK
(S/W IC between
2.2K/49.9K resistor)
3.3V / 3.3V
I CMOS
I/O PCIE
DDI2_CTRLCLK_AUX+
CR960
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
Connect to DP AUX+
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
DDI Hot-Plug Detect
Selects the function of DDI1_CTRLCLK_AUX+ and DDI1_CTRLDATA_AUX-.
DDI[n]_DDC_AUX_SEL shall be pulled to 3.3V on the Carrier with a 100K Ohm
resistor to configure the DDI[n]_AUX pair as the DDC channel.
Carrier DDI[n]_DDC_AUX_SEL should be connected to pin 13 of the DisplayPort
DDI 2 Pair 0 differential pairs
DDI 2 Pair 1 differential pairs
DDI 2 Pair 2 differential pairs
DDI 2 Pair 3 differential pairs
DP AUX+ function if DDI2_DDC_AUX_SEL is no connect
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V / 3.3V
PU 2.2K to 3.3V, PD
49.9K to GND
Connect to HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLCLK
(S/W IC between
2.2K/49.9K resistor)
HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLCLK if DDI2_DDC_AUX_SEL is pulled high
I/O PCIE
PU 100K to 3.3V
(S/W IC between
Rpu/PCH)
DP AUX- function if DDI2_DDC_AUX_SEL is no connect
AC coupled on Module
C33
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V / 3.3V
Connect to DP AUX-
PU 2.2K to 3.3V/PU
100K to 3.3V
Connect to HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLDATA
(S/W IC between
2.2K/100K resistor)
HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLDATA if DDI2_DDC_AUX_SEL is pulled high
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Signal
Pin#
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
DDI2_HPD
D44
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
DDI2_DDC_AUX_SEL
C34
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
DDI3_PAIR0+
DDI3_PAIR0DDI3_PAIR1+
DDI3_PAIR1DDI3_PAIR2+
DDI3_PAIR2DDI3_PAIR3+
DDI3_PAIR3-
C39
C40
C42
C43
C46
C47
C49
C50
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
I/O PCIE
DDI3_CTRLCLK_AUX+
DDI3_CTRLCLK_AUX-
AC coupled on Module
C36
DDI3_DDC_AUX_SEL
C38
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
A45
USB1+
B46
USB1-
B45
USB2+
A43
USB2-
A42
USB3+
B43
USB3-
B42
USB4+
A40
USB4-
A39
USB5+
B40
USB5-
B39
PD 49.9K to GND
(S/W IC between
Rpd/PCH)
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
Coupling
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
Capacitors
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Connect to DP AUX+
DDI 3 Pair 0 differential pairs
DDI 3 Pair 1 differential pairs
DDI 3 Pair 2 differential pairs
DDI 3 Pair 3 differential pairs
DP AUX+ function if DDI3_DDC_AUX_SEL is no connect
DP AUX- function if DDI3_DDC_AUX_SEL is no connect
3.3V / 3.3V
USB0-
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Selects the function of DDI2_CTRLCLK_AUX+ and DDI2_CTRLDATA_AUX-.
DDI[n]_DDC_AUX_SEL shall be pulled to 3.3V on the Carrier with a 100K Ohm
resistor to configure the DDI[n]_AUX pair as the DDC channel.
Carrier DDI[n]_DDC_AUX_SEL should be connected to pin 13 of the DisplayPort
PU 100K to 3.3V
(S/W IC between
Rpu/PCH)
AC coupled on Module
I CMOS
Pin#
PU 100K to 3.3V for DDC(HDMI/DVI)
I/O PCIE
C44
A46
PD 1M to GND
HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLCLK if DDI3_DDC_AUX_SEL is pulled high
DDI3_HPD
USB0+
Description
DDI Hot-Plug Detect
PU 2.2K to 3.3V, PD
49.9K to GND
Connect to HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLCLK
(S/W IC between
2.2 k/49.9K resistor)
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V / 3.3V
USB Signals Descriptions
Carrier Board
PD 1M and Connect to device Hot Plug Detect
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V / 3.3V
C37
Signal
CR960
Connect to DP AUX-
PU 2.2K to 3.3V/PU
100K to 3.3V
Connect to HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLDATA
(S/W IC between
2.2K/100K resistor)
PD 1M and Connect to device Hot Plug Detect
PD 1M to GND
CR960
PU 100K to 3.3V for DDC(HDMI/DVI)
Carrier Board
HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLDATA if DDI3_DDC_AUX_SEL is pulled high
DDI Hot-Plug Detect
Selects the function of DDI3_CTRLCLK_AUX+ and DDI3_CTRLDATA_AUX-.
DDI[n]_DDC_AUX_SEL shall be pulled to 3.3V on the Carrier with a 100K Ohm
resistor to configure the DDI[n]_AUX pair as the DDC channel.
Carrier DDI[n]_DDC_AUX_SEL should be connected to pin 13 of the DisplayPort
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
USB differential pairs 0
Description
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
USB differential pairs 1
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
USB differential pairs 2
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
USB differential pairs 3
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
USB differential pairs 4
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
USB differential pairs 5
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USB Signals Descriptions
Signal
Pin#
USB6+
A37
USB6-
A36
USB7+
B37
USB7-
B36
USB_0_1_OC#
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
CR960
Carrier Board
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
B44
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10k to 3.3VSB
Connect to Overcurrent of USB Power Switch
USB_2_3_OC#
A44
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10k to 3.3VSB
Connect to Overcurrent of USB Power Switch
USB_4_5_OC#
B38
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10k to 3.3VSB
Connect to Overcurrent of USB Power Switch
USB_6_7_OC#
A38
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10k to 3.3VSB
Connect to Overcurrent of USB Power Switch
USB_SSTX0+
D4
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
USB_SSTX0-
D3
USB_SSRX0+
C4
USB_SSRX0-
C3
USB_SSTX1+
D7
USB_SSTX1-
D6
USB_SSRX1+
C7
USB_SSRX1-
C6
USB_SSTX2+
D10
USB_SSTX2-
D9
USB_SSRX2+
C10
USB_SSRX2-
C9
USB_SSTX3+
D13
USB_SSTX3-
D12
USB_SSRX3+
C13
USB_SSRX3-
C12
AC Coupling capacitor
AC Coupling capacitor
I PCIE
AC coupled off Modul
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
AC Coupling capacitor
AC coupled off Modul
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
AC Coupling capacitor
AC coupled off Modul
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
AC Coupling capacitor
AC coupled off Modul
USB over-current sense, USB channels 0 and 1. A pull-up for this line
shall be present on the Module. An open drain driver from a USB
current monitor on the Carrier Board may drive this line low. Do not
pull this line high on the Carrier Board.
USB over-current sense, USB channels 2 and 3. A pull-up for this line
shall be present on the Module. An open drain driver from a USB
current monitor on the Carrier Board may drive this line low. Do not
pull this line high on the Carrier Board.
USB over-current sense, USB channels 4 and 5. A pull-up for this line
shall be present on the Module. An open drain driver from a USB
current monitor on the Carrier Board may drive this line low. Do not
pull this line high on the Carrier Board.
USB over-current sense, USB channels 6 and 7. A pull-up for this line
shall be present on the Module. An open drain driver from a USB
current monitor on the Carrier Board may drive this line low. Do not
pull this line high on the Carrier Board.
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
Additional transmit signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
Additional transmit signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
Additional transmit signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
Additional receive signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
AC Coupling capacitor
I PCIE
USB differential pairs 7, USB7 may be configured as a USB client or as a host, or both, at the
Module designer's discretion.(CR901-B default set as a host)
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
Additional receive signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
AC Coupling capacitor
I PCIE
USB differential pairs 6
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
Additional receive signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
AC Coupling capacitor
I PCIE
Description
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
Additional transmit signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
Additional receive signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
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LVDS Signals Descriptions
Signal
Pin#
LVDS_A0+
A71
LVDS_A0-
A72
LVDS_A1+
A73
LVDS_A1-
A74
LVDS_A2+
A75
LVDS_A2-
A76
LVDS_A3+
A78
LVDS_A3-
A79
LVDS_A_CK+
LVDS_A_CKLVDS_B0+
LVDS_B0LVDS_B1+
LVDS_B1LVDS_B2+
LVDS_B2LVDS_B3+
LVDS_B3LVDS_B_CK+
LVDS_B_CK-
A81
A82
B71
B72
B73
B74
B75
B76
B77
B78
B81
B82
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
CR960
Carrier Board
O LVDS
LVDS
Connect to LVDS connector
O LVDS
LVDS
Connect to LVDS connector
O LVDS
LVDS
Connect to LVDS connector
O LVDS
LVDS
Connect to LVDS connector
O LVDS
LVDS
Connect to LVDS connector
O LVDS
LVDS
Connect to LVDS connector
O LVDS
LVDS
Connect to LVDS connector
O LVDS
LVDS
Connect to LVDS connector
O LVDS
LVDS
Connect to LVDS connector
O LVDS
LVDS
Connect to LVDS connector
LVDS_BKLT_CTRL
B83
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
PD 100K to GND
LVDS_I2C_CK
LVDS_I2C_DAT
A83
A84
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V / 3.3V
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V / 3.3V
PU 2.2K to 3.3V
PU 2.2K to 3.3V
Connect to enable control of LVDS panel power
circuit
Connect to enable control of LVDS panel backlight
power circuit.
Connect to brightness control of LVDS panel
backlight power circuit.
Connect to DDC clock of LVDS panel
Connect to DDC data of LVDS panel
Pin#
B4
B5
B6
B7
B3
B8
B9
A50
B10
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
CR960
Carrier Board
I/O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
LVDS_VDD_EN
A77
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
PD 100K to GND
LVDS_BKLT_EN
B79
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
PD 100K to GND
LPC Signals Descriptions
Signal
LPC_AD0
LPC_AD1
LPC_AD2
LPC_AD3
LPC_FRAME#
LPC_DRQ0#
LPC_DRQ1#
LPC_SERIRQ
LPC_CLK
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
I/O CMOS
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 3.3V
Description
LVDS Channel A differential pairs
Ther LVDS flat panel differential pairs (LVDS_A[0:3]+/-, LVDS_B[0:3]+/-. LVDS_A_CK+/-,
LVDS_B_CK+/-) shall have 100ƻ terminations across the pairs at the destination. These
terminations may be on the Carrier Board if the Carrier Board implements a LVDS deserializer
on-board
LVDS Channel A differential clock
LVDS Channel B differential pairs
Ther LVDS flat panel differential pairs (LVDS_A[0:3]+/-, LVDS_B[0:3]+/-. LVDS_A_CK+/-,
LVDS_B_CK+/-) shall have 100ƻ terminations across the pairs at the destination. These
terminations may be on the Carrier Board if the Carrier Board implements a LVDS deserializer
on-board
LVDS Channel B differential clock
LVDS panel power enable
LVDS panel backlight enable
LVDS panel backlight brightness control
I2C clock output for LVDS display use
I2C data line for LVDS display use
Description
LPC multiplexed address, command and data bus
Connect to LPC device
LPC frame indicates the start of an LPC cycle
LPC serial DMA request
PU 10K to 3.3V
LPC serial interrupt
LPC clock output - 33MHz nominal
ȟ
ȟ
ȟ
ȟ
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SPI Signals Descriptions
Signal
Pin#
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
SPI_CS#
B97
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Carrier Board
ȟ to Carrier
Connect a series resistor 33ȟ
Board SPI Device CS# pin
Chip select for Carrier Board SPI - may be sourced from chipset SPI0 or SPI1
SPI_MISO
A92
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
ȟ to Carrier
Connect a series resistor 33ȟ
Board SPI Device SO pin
Data in to Module from Carrier SPI
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
ȟ to Carrier
Connect a series resistor 33ȟ
Board SPI Device SI pin
Data out from Module to Carrier SPI
ȟ to Carrier
Connect a series resistor 33ȟ
Board SPI Device SCK pin
Clock from Module to Carrier SPI
SPI_MOSI
A95
O CMOS
SPI_CLK
A94
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
SPI_POWER
A91
O
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
BIOS_DIS0#
A34
BIOS_DIS1#
B88
VGA Signals Descriptions
Signal
VGA_RED
VGA_GRN
VGA_BLU
VGA_HSYNC
VGA_VSYNC
VGA_I2C_CK
VGA_I2C_DAT
Pin#
B89
B91
B92
B93
B94
B95
B96
Serial Interface Signals Descriptions
I CMOS
Pin Type
O Analog
O Analog
O Analog
O CMOS
O CMOS
I/O OD CMOS
I/O OD CMOS
Selection straps to determine the BIOS boot device.
The Carrier should only float these or pull them low, please refer to
COM Express Module Base Specification Revision 2.1 for strapping options of BIOS disable signals.
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
Analog
Analog
Analog
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 3.3V
PD 2.2K to 3.3V
PD 2.2K to 3.3V
CR960
Pin#
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
SER0_TX
A98
O CMOS
5V/5V
SER0_RX
A99
I CMOS
3.3V/5V
SER1_TX
A101
O CMOS
5V/5V
SER1_RX
A102
I CMOS
3.3V/5V
Signal
I2C_CK
I2C_DAT
Pin#
B33
B34
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V Suspend/3.3V
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V Suspend/3.3V
SPKR
B32
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
WDT
FAN_PWNOUT
FAN_TACHIN
B27
B101
B102
O CMOS
O OD CMOS
I OD CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 12V
3.3V / 12V
TPM_PP
A96
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
Description
Power supply for Carrier Board SPI – sourced from Module – nominally
3.3V. The Module shall provide a minimum of 100mA on SPI_POWER.
Carriers shall use less than 100mA of SPI_POWER. SPI_POWER
shall only be used to power SPI devices on the Carrier
NA
Signal
Miscellaneous Signal Descriptions
CR960
CR960
PD 150R
PD 150R
PD 150R
Carrier Board
PD 150R
PD 150R
PD 150R
Carrier Board
PD 4.7K
PU 47K to 3.3V
Description
General purpose serial port 0 transmitter
General purpose serial port 0 receiver
PD 4.7K
PU 47K to 3.3V
CR960
PU 2.2K to 3.3VSB
PU 2.2K to 3.3VSB
Description
Red for monitor. Analog output
Green for monitor. Analog output
Blue for monitor. Analog output
Horizontal sync output to VGA monitor
Vertical sync output to VGA monitor
DDC clock line (I2C port dedicated to identify VGA monitor capabilities)
DDC data line.
General purpose serial port 1 transmitter
General purpose serial port 1 receiver
Carrier Board
PD 1K
Description
General purpose I2C port clock output
General purpose I2C port data I/O line
Output for audio enunciator - the "speaker" in PC-AT systems.
This port provides the PC beep signal and is mostly intended for
debugging purposes.
Output indicating that a watchdog time-out event has occurred.
Fan speed control. Uses the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) technique to control the fan's RPM.
Fan tachometer input for a fan with a two pulse output.
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Physical Presence pin. Active high.
TPM chip has an internal pull down. This signal is used to indicate
Physical Presence to the TPM.
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Power and System Management Signals Descriptions
Signal
Pin#
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
CR960
PWRBTN#
B12
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3VSB
SYS_RESET#
B49
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3V
CB_RESET#
B50
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PWR_OK
B24
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
SUS_STAT#
B18
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
SUS_S3#
A15
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
SUS_S4#
A18
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
SUS_S5#
A24
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
WAKE0#
B66
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3VSB
PCI Express wake up signal.
WAKE1#
B67
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3VSB
General purpose wake up signal. May be used to implement wake-up
on PS2 keyboard or mouse activity.
BATLOW#
A27
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/ 3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3VSB
Indicates that external battery is low.
This port provides a battery-low signal to the Module for orderly
transitioning to power saving or power cut-off ACPI modes.
Power OK from main power supply. A high value indicates that the
power is good. This signal can be used to hold off Module startup to
allow Carrier based FPGAs or other configurable devices time to be
programmed.
PU 10K to 3.3V
Indicates imminent suspend operation; used to notify LPC devices.
Indicates system is in Suspend to RAM state. Active low output. An
inverted copy of SUS_S3# on the Carrier Board may be used to
enable the non-standby power on a typical ATX supply.
Indicates system is in Suspend to Disk state. Active low output.
Indicates system is in Soft Off state.
A103
I OD CMOS
3.3V Suspend/12V
SLEEP#
B103
I OD CMOS
3.3V Suspend/12V
THRM#
THRMTRIP#
SMB_CK
B35
A35
B13
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3V
PU 2.2K to 3.3VSB
SMB_DAT
B14
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 2.2K to 3.3VSB
SMB_ALERT#
B15
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Pin#
A93
B54
B57
B63
A54
A63
A67
A85
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
GPIO Signals Descriptions
Description
A falling edge creates a power button event. Power button events can
be used to bring a system out of S5 soft off and other suspend states,
as well as powering the system down.
Reset button input. Active low request for Module to reset and reboot.
May be falling edge sensitive. For situations when SYS_RESET# is
not able to reestablish control of the system, PWR_OK or a power
cycle may be used.
Reset output from Module to Carrier Board. Active low. Issued by
Module chipset and may result from a low SYS_RESET# input, a low
PWR_OK input, a VCC_12V power input that falls below the minimum
specification, a watchdog timeout, or may be initiated by the Module
software.
LID#
Signal
GPO0
GPO1
GPO2
GPO3
GPI0
GPI1
GPI2
GPI3
Carrier Board
LID switch. Low active signal used by the ACPI operating system for a LID switch.
Sleep button. Low active signal used by the ACPI operating system to bring the
system to sleep state or to wake it up again.
Input from off-Module temp sensor indicating an over-temp situation.
Active low output indicating that the CPU has entered thermal shutdown.
System Management Bus bidirectional clock line.
PU 10K to 3.3VSB
CR960
System Management Bus bidirectional data line.
System Management Bus Alert – active low input can be used to
generate an SMI# (System Management Interrupt) or to wake the system.
Carrier Board
Description
General purpose output pins.
PU
PU
PU
PU
47K
47K
47K
47K
to
to
to
to
3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
General purpose input pins.
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Power and GND Signal Descriptions
Signal
Pin#
Pin Type
VCC_12V
A104~A109
B104~B109
C104~C109
D104~D109
Power
VCC_5V_SBY
B84~B87
Power
VCC_RTC
A47
Power
A1, A11, A21,
A31, A41, A51,
A57, A60, A66,
A70, A80, A90,
A100, A110, B1,
B11, B21 ,B31,
B41, B51, B60,
B70, B80, B90,
B100, B110, C1,
C2, C5, C8, C11,
C14, C21, C31,
C41, C51, C60,
C70, C73, C76, Power
C80, C84, C87,
C90, C93, C96,
C100, C103,
C110, D1, D2,
D5, D8, D11,
D14, D21, D31,
D51, D60, D67,
D70, D73, D76,
D80, D84, D87,
D90, D93, D96,
D100, D103,
D110
GND
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
CR960
Carrier Board
Description
Primary power input: +12V nominal. All available VCC_12V pins on the connector(s) shall be used.
Standby power input: +5.0V nominal. If VCC5_SBY is used, all
available VCC_5V_SBY pins on the connector(s) shall be used. Only
used for standby and suspend functions. May be left unconnected if
these functions are not used in the system design.
Real-time clock circuit-power input. Nominally +3.0V.
Ground - DC power and signal and AC signal return path.
All available GND connector pins shall be used and tied to Carrier
Board GND plane.
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Standby Power LED
Cooling Option
Heat Spreader with Heat Sink and Fan
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble the actual
board. These illustrations are for reference only.
Standby
Power LED
This LED will light when the system is in the standby mode.
Top View of the Heat Sink
1
2
Bottom View of the Heat Sink
• “1” and “2” denote the locations of the thermal pads
designed to contact the corresponding components that
are on CR960-QM77/HM76.
Important:
Remove the plastic covering from the thermal pads prior to mounting the heat sink
onto CR960-QM77/HM76.
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Installing CR960-QM77/HM76 onto a Carrier Board
2. Now install the module and heatsink assembly onto the carrier board. The photo below
shows the locations of the mounting holes on carrier board.
Important:
The carrier board (COM331-B) used in this section is only for the purpose of reference
and may not resemble your carrier board. These illustrations are mainly to guide you
on how to install CR960-QM77/HM76 onto the carrier board of your choice.
Mounting hole
• To download COM331-B datasheet and manual
1. Use the provided screw to install the heatsink onto the module. First align the mounting
hole of the heatsink with the mounting hole of the module and then from the bottom
side of the module, secure them with the provided screw. The module and heatsink as
sembly should look like the one shown below.
bottom side of heat sink
3. Insert the provided mounting screws into the mounting holes - from the bottom through
the top of the carrier board.
Mounting screws
Mounting hole
Mounting hole
Mounting
screw
Bottom view
Top view
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6. The photo below shows the component side of the board with the bolts already fixed in
place.
4. While supporting the mounting screw at the bottom, from the top side of the board, fasten
a bolt into the screw.
Bolts
Bolts
7. Position the heat sink on the top of CR960-QM77/HM76 with the heat sink’s mounting
holes aligned with CR960-QM77/HM76 mounting holes. Insert one of the provided long
screws into the mounting hole shown in the photo below.
5. The photo below shows the solder side of the board with the screws already fixed in place.
Mounting screw
Mounting hole
Long screw
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8. From the bottom of the board, fasten the provided bolt into the screw and then connect
the heat spreader/heat spreader with heat sink and fan’s cable to the fan connector on
CR960-QM77/HM76.
10. Press CR960-QM77/HM76 down firmly until it is completely seated on the COM Express
connectors of the carrier board.
CR960-QM77/HM76
Carrier board
Fan connector
11. Use the provided mounting screws to secure CR960-QM77/HM76 with heat sink to the
carrier board. The photo below shows the locations of the long/short mounting screws.
9. Grasping CR960-QM77/HM76 by its edges, position it on top of the carrier board with its
mounting holes aligned with the bolts on the carrier board. This will also align the COM
Express connectors of the two boards to each other.
COM Express connectors on
CR960-QM77/HM76
Long screws
COM Express connectors
on the carrier board
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Chapter 4 - BIOS Setup
Legends
Overview
The BIOS is a program that takes care of the basic level of communication between the CPU
and peripherals. It contains codes for various advanced features found in this system board.
The BIOS allows you to configure the system and save the configuration in a battery-backed
CMOS so that the data retains even when the power is off. In general, the information stored
in the CMOS RAM of the EEPROM will stay unchanged unless a configuration change has been
made such as a hard drive replaced or a device added.
It is possible that the CMOS battery will fail causing CMOS data loss. If this happens, you need
to install a new CMOS battery and reconfigure the BIOS settings.
Note:
The BIOS is constantly updated to improve the performance of the system board;
therefore the BIOS screens in this chapter may not appear the same as the actual
one. These screens are for reference purpose only.
Default Configuration
Most of the configuration settings are either predefined according to the Load Optimal Defaults
settings which are stored in the BIOS or are automatically detected and configured without
requiring any actions. There are a few settings that you may need to change depending on
your system configuration.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility can only be operated from the keyboard and all commands are keyboard commands. The commands are available at the right side of each setup screen.
KEYs
Function
Right and Left Arrows
Moves the highlight left or right to select a
menu.
Up and Down Arrows
Moves the highlight up or down between
submenus or fields.
<Esc>
Exits to the BIOS setup utility
+ (plus key)
Scrolls forward through the values or
options of the hightlighted field.
- (minus key)
Scolls backward through the values or
options of the hightlighted field.
<F1>
Displays general help
<F2>
Displays previous values
<F3>
Optimized defaults
<Enter>
Press <Enter> to enter the highlighted
submenu
Scroll Bar
When a scroll bar appears to the right of the setup screen, it indicates that there are more
available fields not shown on the screen. Use the up and down arrow keys to scroll through all
the available fields.
The BIOS Setup Utility does not require an operating system to run. After you power up the
system, the BIOS message appears on the screen and the memory count begins. After the
memory test, the message “Press DEL to run setup” will appear on the screen. 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.
Submenu
When ““ appears on the left of a particular field, it indicates that a submenu which contains
additional options are available for that field. To display the submenu, move the highlight to
that field and press <Enter>.
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AMI BIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Main
The Advanced menu 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 Main menu is the first screen that you will see when entering the BIOS Setup Utility.
Main
Important:
Setting incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
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Advanced
Chipset
Save & Exit
Boot
Security
Choose the system default
language
BIOS Information
BIOS Vendor
Core Version
Compliancy
Project Version
Build Date and Time
American Megatrends
4.6.5.3
UEFI 2.3; PI 1.2
1APTJ 0.18 64x
07/15/2013 19:16:49
System Language
[English]
System Date
System Time
[Tue 01/06/2009]
[05:16:19]
Access Level
Administraor
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot

ACPI Settings

PC Health Status
Security
Save & Exit
System ACPI Parameters.

CPU Configuration

SATA Configuration

Intel TXT(LT) Configuration

PCH-FW Configuration

Intel(R) Anti-Theft Technology


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit

USB Configuration

Network Stack

CPU PPM

WatchDog
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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System Date
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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 1980 to 2099.
System 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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ACPI Settings
PC Health Status
This section is used to configure the ACPI parameters.
This section displays hardware health monitor.
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Advanced
System Hardware Monitor
CPU Smart Fan
CPU Temperature
CPU FAN Speed
System FAN Speed
VCore
VCCRTC
DDR
+1.05V
CPU VCCSA
EC Version
Enables or Disables BIOS
ACPI Auto Configuration.
ACPI Settings
Enable ACPI Auto Configuration
[Disabled]
ACPI Sleep State
[S3 (Suspend to RAM)]
Resume by PME
Resume by RTC Alarm
[Disabled]
[Disabled]


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
[Enabled]
: +46 C
: N/A
: 7986 RPM
: +0.873 V
: +3.337 V
: +1.513 V
: +1.046 V
: +0.794 V
2013.06.11 V1.1
Enable/ Disable CPU
SmartFan
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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CPU Smart Fan
Enable ACPI Auto Configuration
When this feature is enabled, the speed of CPU’s fan will rotate according to the CPU’s
temperature. The higher the temperature, the faster the speed of rotation.
Enable or disable ACPI Auto Configuration.
ACPI Sleep State
Select the highest ACPI sleep state that the system will enter when the Suspend
button is pressed.
S1(CSC)
Enable the CPU Stop Clock function.
S3(STR)
Enable the Suspend to RAM function.
Resume by PME
Enable this field to use the PME signal to wake up the system (via PCI, PCIE and
onboard LAN).
Resume by RTC Alarm
When Enabled, the system uses the RTC to generate a wakeup event.
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CPU Configuration
SATA Configuration
This section is used to configure the CPU. It will also display the detection of CPU information.
This section is used to configure the settings of SATA device.
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Advanced
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Advanced
Disabled for Windows XP.
CPU Configuration
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 827E @1.40GHz
CPU Signature
Microcode Patch
Max CPU Speed
Min CPU Speed
CPU Speed
Processor Cores
Intel HT Technology
Intel VT-X Technology
Intel SMX Technology
64-bit
206a7
25
1400 MHz
800 MHz
1400 MHz
1
Not Supported
Supported
Not Supported
Supported
L1
L1
L2
L3
32 KB x 1
32 KB x 1
256 KB x 1
1536 KB
Data Cache
Code Cache
Cache
Cache
Limit CPUID Maximum
Intel Virtualization Technology
[Disabled]
[Diaabled]
SATA Controller(s)
SATA Mode Selection
SATA Test Mode
[Enabled]
[IDE]
[Disabled]
Serial ATA Port 0
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 1
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 2
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 3
Software Preserve
ST500DM002-1BD (500.1)
SUPPORTED
Empty
Unknown
ATAPI iHOS10 ATAPI
N/A
Empty
Unknown


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
Enable or disable SATA
Device.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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This field is used to enable or disable the Serial ATA device.
Limit CPUID Maximum
SATA Mode Selection
The CPUID instruction of some newer CPUs will return a value greater than 3. The
default is Disabled because this problem does not exist in the Windows series
operating systems. If you are using an operating system other than Windows, this
problem may occur. To avoid this problem, enable this field to limit the return value to
3 or less than 3.
The mode selection determines how the SATA controller(s) operates.
IDE Mode
This option configures the Serial ATA drives as Parallel ATA storage devices.
AHCI Mode
This option allows the Serial ATA devices to use AHCI (Advanced Host Controller
Interface).
Intel Virtualization Technology
When this field is set to Enabled, the VMM can utilize the additional hardware
capabilities provided by the Intel Virtualization technology. A full reset is required to
change the setting.
RAID Mode
This option allows the Serial ATA devices to use RAID 0/1/5/10/Recovery (Redundant
Array of Independent Disks).
SATA Test Mode
This field is used to enable or disable the Serial ATA Test Mode.
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SATA Controller(s)
SATA Mode Selection
SATA Test Mode
Aggressive LPM Support

Software Feature Mask Configuration
[Enabled]
[AHCI]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Determines how SATA
controller(s) operate.
SATA Controller(s)
SATA Mode Selection
SATA Test Mode
Aggressive LPM Support

Software Feature Mask Configuration
Alternate ID
ST500DM002-1BD (500.1)
Serial ATA Port 0
SUPPORTED
Software Preserve
[Enabled]
Port 0
[Disabled]
Hot Plug
[Disabled]
External SATA
[Hard Disk Driver]
SATA Device Type
[Disabled]
Spin Up Device
Empty
Serial ATA Port 1
Unknown
Software Preserve
[Enabled]
Port 1
 Select Screen
[Disabled]
Hot Plug

Select Item
[Disabled]
External SATA
Enter:
Select
[Hard Disk Driver]
SATA Device Type
+/-:
Change
Opt.
[Disabled]
Spin Up Device
F1:
General
Help
ATAPI iHOS10 ATAPI
Serial ATA Port 2
F2:
Previous
Values
N/A
Software Preserve
F3:
Optimized
Defaults
[Enabled]
Port 2
ESC:
Exit
[Disabled]
Hot Plug
[Disabled]
External SATA
[Disabled]
Spin Up Device
Empty
Serial ATA Port 3
Unknown
Software Preserve
[Enabled]
Port 3
[Disabled]
Hot Plug
[Disabled]
External SATA
[Disabled]
Spin Up Device
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[Enabled]
[RAID]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]

When RAID is selected in the SATA Mode Selection, it will display the following information:

When AHCI is selected in the SATA Mode Selection, it will display the following information:
Determines how SATA
controller(s) operate.
[Disabled]

ST500DM002-1BD (500.1)
Serial ATA Port 0
SUPPORTED
Software Preserve
[Enabled]
Port 0
[Disabled]
Hot Plug
[Disabled]
External SATA
[Hard Disk Driver]
SATA Device Type
[Disabled]
Spin Up Device
Empty
Serial ATA Port 1
Unknown
Software Preserve
 Select Screen
[Enabled]
Port 1

Select Item
[Disabled]
Hot Plug
Enter: Select
[Disabled]
External SATA
+/-:
Change
Opt.
[Hard Disk Driver]
SATA Device Type
F1: General Help
[Disabled]
Spin Up Device
F2:
Previous
Values
ATAPI iHOS10 ATAPI
Serial ATA Port 2
F3: Optimized Defaults
N/A
Software Preserve
ESC:
Exit
[Enabled]
Port 2
[Disabled]
Hot Plug
[Disabled]
External SATA
[Disabled]
Spin Up Device
Empty
Serial ATA Port 3
Unknown
Software Preserve
[Enabled]
Port 3
[Disabled]
Hot Plug
[Disabled]
External SATA
[Disabled]
Spin Up Device
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
Aggressive LPM Support
Alternate ID
Enable PCH to aggressively enter link power state.
Report the alternate device ID.
Port 0/1/2/3
Enable or disable the Serial ATA port 0/1/2/3.
Hot Plug
Designate the Serial ATA port 0/1/2/3 as Hot Pluggable.
External SATA
Enable or disable the support of external Serial ATA device.
SATA Device Type
Identify the Serial ATA port connected to Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive.
Spin Up Device
On an edge detect from 0 to 1, the PCH starts a sequence of COMRESET initialization
to the device.
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Software Feature Mask Configuration
Smart Response Technology
AHCI or RAID OROM/RST driver will refer to the SWFM configuration to enable or
disable the storage features.
Enable or disable Smart Response Technology.
OROM UI Delay
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RAID0
RAID1
RAID10
RAID5
Intel Rapid Recovery Technology
OROM UI and BANNER
HDD Unlock
LED Locate
IRRT Only on eSATA
Smart Response Technology
OROM UI Delay
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[2 Seconds]
If enabled, it indicates that the delay of the OROM UI splash screen in a normal
status.
Enable or disable SATA
Device.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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RAID 0/1/5/10
Enable or disable RAID 0/1/5/10 feature.
Intel Rapid Recovery Technology
Enable or disable Intel Rapid Recovery Technology.
OROM UI and BANNER
If enabled, then the OROM UI is shown. Otherwise, no OROM banner or information
will be displayed if all disks and RAID volumes are Normal.
HDD Unlock
If enabled, it indicates that the HDD password is unlocked in the OS which is enabled.
LED Locate
If enabled, it indicates that the LED/SGPIO hardware is attached and ping to locate
feature on the OS which is enabled.
IRRT Only on eSATA
If enabled, then only IRRT volumes can span internal and eSATA drives. If disabled,
then any RAID volume can span internal and eSATA drives.
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Intel TXT(LT) Configuration
PCH-FW Configuration
This section only displays the configuration of Intel Trusted Execution Technology.
This section is used to configure the parameters of Management Engine Technology.
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Intel Trusted Execution Technology Configuration
ME FW Version
ME Firmware Mode
ME Firmware Type
ME Firmware SKU
MEBx Type

Firmware Update Configuration
Intel TXT support only can be enabled/disabled if SMX
is enabled. VT and VT-d support must also be enabled
prior to TXT.
Secure Mode Extensions (SMX)
Disabled
Intel TXT(LT) Support
[Disabled]
8.0.3.1427
Normal Mode
Full Sku Firmware
1.5MB
[None]
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
MEBx Type
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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ME Firmware SKU
QM77 Express Chipset: 5MB
HM76 Express Chipset: 1.5MB
MEBx Type
This field is used to select the Type of ME BIOS Extension: None or miniMEBx.
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Intel(R) Anti-Theft Technology Configuration
USB Configuration
This section disables the Intel(R) AT Service in order to allow users to login into the platform.
This is strictly used for testing only. This does not disable Intel(R) AT Service in ME.
This section is used to configure the parameters of USB device.
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Intel(R) Anti-Theft Technology Configuration
Intel(R) Anti-Theft Technology
Intel(R) Anti-Theft Technology Rec
Enter Intel(R) AT Suspend Mode
[Disabled]
3
[Disabled]
USB Configuration
USB Devices:
1 Keyboard, 1 Mouse, 2 Hubs
Enable/Disable Intel(R)
AT in BIOS for testing
only.
Legacy USB Support
USB3.0 Support
XHCI Hand-off
EHCI Hand-off
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
USB hardware delays and time-outs:
[20 sec]
USB transfer time-out
[20 sec]
Device reset time-out
[Auto]
Device power-up delay
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
Enables Legacy USB
support. AUTO option
disables legacy support if
no USB devices are
connected. DISABLE
option will keep USB
devices available only for
EFI applications.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Legacy USB Support
Intel(R) Anti-Theft Technology
Enabled
Enable legacy USB.
Enable or disable Intel(R) Anti-Theft Technology in BIOS for testing only.
Auto
Disable support for legacy when no USB devices are connected.
Intel(R) Anti-Theft Technology Rec
Set the number of times Recovery attempted will be allowed.
Disabled
Keep USB devices available only for EFI applications.
Enter Intel(R) AT Suspend Mode
USB 3.0 Support
The options are Enabled and Disabled (Default).
Enable or disable the support of USB 3.0 (XHCI) Controller.
XHCI Hand-off
This is a workaround for OSes without the support of XHCI hand-off. The change of
XHCI ownership should be claimed by the XHCI driver.
EHCI Hand-off
This is a workaround for OSes without the support of EHCI hand-off. The change of
EHCI ownership should be claimed by the EHCI driver.
USB transfer time-out
The time-out value for Control, Bulk and Interrupt transfers.
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Device reset time-out
Network Stack
Select the USB mass storage device start unit command time-out.
This section is used to enable or disable UEFI Network Stack.
Device power-up delay
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The device will take maximum time before it properly reports itself to the Host
Controller. “Auto” uses default value: for a Root port, it is 100 ms; for a Hub port, the
delay is taken from Hub descriptor.
Network Stack
[Disable Link]
Enable/disable UEFI
network stack.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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CPU PPM Configuration
WatchDog Configuration
This section is used to represent the parameters of CPU PPM configuration.
This section is used to configure the parameters of IT8518 WDT.
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Enable/Disable Intel
SpeedStep
CPU PPM Configuration
WatchDog function
[Enabled]
EIST
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
[Disabled]
Enable/Disable IT8518
WatchDog Timer.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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EIST
WatchDog function
This field is used to enable or disable the Intel Enhanced SpeedStep Technology.
This field is used to enable or disable the function of Watchdog timer.
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Chipset
PCH-IO Configuration
This section configures PCH parameters.
The section configures the relevant functions of chipset.
Main
PCH-IO Configuration
System Agent (SA) Configuration
NB
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Chipset
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
Intel PCH RC Version
Intel PCH SKU Name
Intel PCH Rev ID
PCH Parameters
PCIe Bifurcation Configuration
1.1.0.0
HM76
04/C1
PCI Express Configuration
settings.
PCI Express Configuration
USB Configuration
PCH
Azalia Configuration
PCH LAN Controller
Wake on LAN
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
After G3
[Power On]


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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PCH LAN Controller
Enable or disable onboard NIC.
Wake on LAN
Enable or disable integrated LAN to wake the system. (The Wake On LAN cannot be
disabled if ME is at Six state.)
After G3
Select the state of AC power when the power is re-applied after a power failure.
Power off/WOL
Power-on the system via WOL after G3.
Power on
Power-on the system after G3.
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PCI Express Root Port 1 to PCI Express Root Port 7
PCI Express Configuration
Control the PCI Express Root Port.
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PCI Express Configuration
PCI Express Clock Gating







PCI Express Root Port 1
PCI Express Root Port 2
PCI Express Root Port 3
PCI Express Root Port 4
PCI Express Root Port 5
PCI Express Root Port 6
PCI Express Root Port 7
PCIE Port 8 is assigned to LAN
[Enabled]
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Chipset
Enable or disable PCI
Express Clock Gating for
each root port.
PCI Express Root Port 1
Hot Plug
PCIe Speed
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Gen1]
Control the PCI Express
Root Port.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Hot Plug
Enable or disable PCI Express Hot Plug.
PCIe Speed
Select the speed of PCIe Express port: Gen1 or Gen 2.
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USB Configuration
PCH Azalia Configuration
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Chipset
Enable or disable XHCI
Pre-Boot Driver Support.
USB Configuration
XHCI Pre-Boot Driver
xHCI Mode
HS Port #1 Switchable
HS Port #2 Switchable
HS Port #3 Switchable
HS Port #4 Switchable
xHCI Streams
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
EHCI1
[Enabled]
EHCI2
[Enabled]
PCH Azalia Configuration
Azalia
 Azalia Internal DP/HDMI Codec
Azalia HDMI Codec Port B
Azalia HDMI Codec Port C
Azalia HDMI Codec Port D
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]



Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
Control detection of the
Azalia device.
Disabled= Azalia will be
unconditionally disabled.
Enabled= Azalia will be
unconditionally enabled.
Auto=Azalia will be enabled if present, disabled
otherwise.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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XHCI Pre-Boot Driver
Azalia
Enable or disable the support of XHCI Pre-Boot Driver.
Enable or disable the onboard audio.
xHCI Mode
Azalia Internal DP/HDMI Codec
Select the operation mode of XHCI controller. These options are Smart Auto, Auto,
Enabled, and Disabled.
Enable or disable internal HDMI codec for Azalia.
Azalia HDMI Codec Port B/C/D
HS Port #1~4 Switchable
Enable or disable internal HDMI codec port for Azalia.
Allow HS port to switch between xHCI and EHCI. If disabled, HS port is routed to
EHCI. If HS port is routed to xHCI, the corresponfing SS port is enabled.
xHCI Streams
Enable or disable xHCI Maximum Primary Stream Array Size.
EHCI 1 and EHCI 2
These fields are used to control the functions of USB EHCI (USB 2.0) controllers.
One EHCI controller must always be enabled.
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System Agent (SA) Configuration
Graphics Configuration
This section configures System Agent (SA) parameters.
This section is used to configure the graphics settings.
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System Agent Bridge Name
System Agent RC Version
VT-d Capability
Graphics
NB PCIe
Memory
SandyBridge
1.1.0.0
Unsupported
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Chipset
Config Graphics Settings.
Graphics Configuration
IGFX VBIOS Version
IGfx Frequency
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration

Primary Display
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
LCD Control
2132
350 MHz
[Auto]
[256M]


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
Select which of IGFX/
PEG/PCI Graphics device
should be primary display
or select SG for Switchable Gfx.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Primary Display
Auto
IGFX
PEG
When the system boots, it will auto detects the display device.
When the system boots, it will first initialize the onboard VGA.
When the system boots, it will first initialize the PCI Express x16 graphics
card.
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
Select DVMT 5.0 total graphics memory size used by the Internal Graphics Device.
Please refer to the screen shown below.
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Chipset
Graphics Configuration
IGFX VBIOS Version
IGfx Frequency

Primary Display
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
LCD Control
2132
350 MHz
Select DVMT5.0 Total
Graphics Memory size
used by the Internal
Graphics Device.
[Auto]
[256M]
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
128M
256M
MAX


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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LCD Panel Type
LCD Control
Select LCD panel used by Internal Graphics Device by selecting the appropriate setup
item.
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Chipset
LCD Control
Primary IGFX Boot Display
LCD Panel Type
[VBIOS Default]
[VBIOS Default]
Select the Video Device
which will be activated
during POST. This has no
effect if external graphics
present.
Secondary boot display
selection will appear based
on your selection.
VGA modes will be supported only on primary
display.
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Chipset
Select LCD panel used
by Internal Graphics
Device by selecting the
appropriate setup item.
LCD Control
Primary IGFX Boot Display
LCD Panel Type


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Primary IGFX Boot Display
Select the Video Device which will be activated during POST. This has no effect if the
external graphics presents. The selection of secondary boot display will appear based
on your selection. VGA modes will be supported only on primary display.
[VBIOS Default]
LCD Panel Type
VBIOS Default
Type 1-640x480
Type 2-800x600
Type 3-1024x768
Type 4-1280x1024
Type 5-1400x1050 (108MHz)
Type 6-1400x1050 (122MHz)
Type 7-1600x1200
Type 8-1366x768
Type 9-1680x1050
Type 10-1920x1200
Type 11-1440x900
Type 12-1024x768
Type 13-1280x1024
Type 14-1280x800
Type 15-1920x1080
Type 16-2048x1536
18
18
18
36
36
36
36
18
36
36
36
24
48
36
48
48
Bit
Bit
Bit
Bit
Bit
Bit
Bit
Bit
Bit
Bit
Bit
Bit
Bit
Bit
Bit
Bit
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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When any device is selected in the Primary IGFX Boot Display, it will display the
following information:
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Chipset
LCD Control
Primary IGFX Boot Display
Secondary IGFX Boot Display
LCD Panel Type
[CRT]
[Disabled]
[VBIOS Default]
Select the Video Device
which will be activated
during POST. This has no
effect if external graphics
present.
Secondary boot display
selection will appear based
on your selection.
VGA modes will be supported only on primary
display.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Secondary IGFX Boot Display
Selects secondary display device.
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NB PCIe Configuration
Memory Configuration
This section is used to configure the settings of NB PCI Express.
This section only displays the parameters of memory configuration.
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Chipset
NB PCIe Configuration
PEG0 - Gen X
Enable PEG
[Gen1]
[Enabled]
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Chipset
Configure PEG0
B0:D1:F0 Gen1-Gen3.
DDR3 or DDR3L
Selection.
Memory Information


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
Memory RC Version
Memory Frequency
Total Memory
DIMM#1
DIMM#2
CAS Latency (tCL)
Minimum delay time
CAS to RAS (tRCDmin)
Row Precharge (tRPmin)
Active to Precharge (tRASmin)
1.2.2.0
1333 MHz
2048 MB (DDR3)
Not present
2048 MB (DDR3)
9
DDR Selection
[DDR3]

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9
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 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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DDR Selection
PEG0-Gen X
Select DDR3 or DDR3L.
Configure PEG0 Gen1-Gen3.
Enable PEG
Enable or disable the PEG.
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NB PCIe Bifurcation Configuration
This field is used to configure the parameters of CPU PEG Bifurcation.
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Main
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Chipset
PEG bifurcated configuration.
NB PCIe Bifurcation Configuration
[x16]
PEG Bifurcation
PEG Birfurcation
x8, x4, x4
Reserved
x8, x8
x16
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
[On]
Quiet Boot
Fast Boot
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
CSM16 Module Version
07.69
Boot Option Priorities
Boot Option #1
Boot Option #2
[SATA PS:ATAPI...]
[SATA PM:ST500DM0...]
Hard Drive BBS Priorities
CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities
 CSM Parameters


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
Save & Exit
Boot Configuration
Bootup NumLock State
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Select the keyboard
NumLock state.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Bootup NumLock State
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.
Quiet Boot
Enable or disable the quiet boot function.
Fast Boot
Enable or disable boot with initialization of a minimal set of devices required to
launch active boot option. It has no effect on BBS boot options.
Skip VGA
Skip USB
Skip PS2
When it is enabled, BIOS will skip EFI VGA driver.
When it is enabled, USB devices will not be available after OS boot.
When it is disabled, USB devices will be available before OS boot.
When it is enabled, PS2 devices will be skipped.
Boot Option #1 and #2
Set the order of the system boot.
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Hard Drive BBS Priorities
Sets the order of the legacy devices in this group.
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CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities
Main
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Chipset
Boot
Launch PXE OpROM policy
Launch Storage OpROM policy
Security
Save & Exit
[Do not launch]
[Legacy only]
Security
Save & Exit
Set Administrator
Password.
If ONLY the Administrator’s password is set,
then this only limits access to Setup and is only
asked for when entering Setup.
If ONLY the User’s password is set, then this
is a power on password and must be entered to
boot or enter Setup. In Setup the User will have
Administrator rights.
The password length must be
in the following range:
Minimum length
3
Maximum length
20
CSM
Advanced
Boot
Chipset
Password Description
This field is used to select the boot sequence of the CD/DVD-ROM drives. Move the
cursor to this field then press <Enter>. Use the Up or Down arrow keys to select a
device then press <+> to move it up or <-> to move it down the list.
Main
Advanced


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
Administrator Password
User Password
Controls the execution of
UEFI and Legacy PXE
OpROM.
HDD Security Configuration:
HDD0: ST500DM002-1
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Administrator Password


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
Set the administrator password.
User Password
Set the user password.
HDD0: ST500DM002-1
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Set the HDD password.
Launch PXE OpROM policy
Control the execution of UEFI and legacy PXE OpROM.
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Main
Launch Storage OpROM policy
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
HDD Password Description:
Allows Access to Set, Modify and Clear
HardDisk User and Master Passwods.
User Password need to be installed for
Enabling Security. Master Password can
be modified only when successfully unlocked
with Master password in POST.
Control the execution of UEFI and legacy storage OpROM.
Save & Exit
Set HDD User Password.
*** Advisable to Power
Cycle System after setting
Hard Disk Passwords **
HDD PASSWORD CONFIGURATION:
Security Supported
Security Enabled
Security Locked
Security Frozen
HDD User Pwd Status
HDD Master Pwd Status
Set User Password
:
:
:
:
Yes
No
No
No
NOT INSTALLED
INSTALLED


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
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Save & Exit
Set User Password
Set the HDD user password. Advisable to Power Cycle System after setting Hard Disk
Passwords.
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
Security
Save & Exit
Reset the system after
saving the changes.
Restore Defaults
Save as User Defaults
Restore User Defaults
Boot Override
SATA PM: ST500DM002-1BD142
SATA PS: ATAPI iHOS104
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save and Reset
ESC: Exit
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Save Changes and Reset
To save the changes, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box will appear.
Select Yes to reset the system after saving all changes made.
Discard Changes and Reset
To discard the changes, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box will
appear. Select Yes to reset the system setup without saving any changes.
Restore Defaults
To restore and load the optimized default values, select this field and then press
<Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to restore the default values of all the
setup options.
Save as User Defaults
To save changes done so far as user default, select this field and then press <Enter>.
A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to save values as user default.
Restore User Defaults
To restore user default to all the setup options, select this field and then press
<Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to restore user default.
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Updating the BIOS
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
Attempts to launch the application of EFI Shell (Shellx64.efi) from one of the available
filesystem devices.
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash utility, AFUDOS.EXE.
Please contact technical support or your sales representative for the files.
To execute the utility, type:
A:> AFUDOS BIOS_File_Name /b /p /n
then press <Enter>.
C:\AFU\AFUDOS>afudos filename /B /P /N
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|
|
AMI Firmware Update Utility(APTIO) v2.25
|
Copyright (C)2008 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Reading file ..............................
Erasing flash .............................
Writing flash .............................
Verifying flash ..........................
Erasing BootBlock ....................
Writing BootBlock ....................
Verifying BootBlock .................
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
C:\AFU\AFUDOS>
After finishing BIOS update, please turn off the AC power. Wait about 10 seconds and then
turn on the AC power again.
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Notice: BIOS SPI ROM
1. The Intel® Management Engine has already been integrated into this system board. Due to
the safety concerns, the BIOS (SPI ROM) chip cannot be removed from this system board
and used on another system board of the same model.
2. The BIOS (SPI ROM) on this system board must be the original equipment from the factory
and cannot be used to replace one which has been utilized on other system boards.
3. If you do not follow the methods above, the Intel® Management Engine will not be
updated and will cease to be effective.
Note:
a. You can take advantage of flash tools to update the default configuration of the
BIOS (SPI ROM) to the latest version anytime.
b. When the BIOS IC needs to be replaced, you have to populate it properly onto the
system board after the EEPROM programmer has been burned and follow the
technical person's instructions to confirm that the MAC address should be burned
or not.
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Chapter 5 - Supported Software
Auto Run Page (For Windows 7)
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities and software applications
required to enhance the performance of the system board.
Insert 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”.
Auto Run Page (For Windows XP)
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Auto Run Page (For Windows 8)
Microsoft Framework 3.5 (For Windows XP only)
Note:
Before installing Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, make sure you have updated your
Windows XP operating system to Service Pack 3.
To install the driver, click “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5” on the main menu.
1. Read the license agreement carefully.
Click “I have read and accept
the terms of the License Agree
ment” then click Install.
2. Setup is now installing the
driver.
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Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
3. Click Exit.
The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility is used for updating Windows INF files so that
the Intel chipset can be recognized and configured properly in the system.
To install the utility, click “Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to install
the utility. Click Next.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0C (For Windows XP only)
3. Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation tips then
click Next.
To install the utility, click “Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver” on the main menu.
1. Click “I accept the
agreement” then click Next.
4. After completing installation,
click Finish to exit setup.
2. To start installation, click
Next.
3. Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to take
effect.
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Intel HD Graphics Drivers (For Windows XP)
3. Go through the readme document
for more installation tips then click
Next.
Note:
Before installing Intel HD Graphics Drivers, make sure you have installed Microsoft
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1.
To install the driver, click “Intel HD Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the graphics driver. Click Next.
4. Setup is currently installing the
driver. After installation has completed, click Next.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
5. Click “Yes, I want to restart this
computer now.” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will allow the
new software installlation to take
effect.
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Intel HD Graphics Drivers (For Windows 7/8)
3. Go through the readme document for system requirements
and installation tips then click
Next.
To install the driver, click “Intel HD Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to install
the graphics driver. Click
Next.
4. Setup is now installing the
driver. Click Next to continue.
By default, the “Automatically run WinSAT and enable the Windows Aero desktop theme” is
enabled. With this enabled, after installing the graphics driver and the system rebooted, the
screen will turn blank for 1 to 2 minutes (while WinSAT is running) before the Windows 7/
Windows 8 desktop appears. The “blank screen” period is the time Windows is testing the
graphics performance.
We recommend that you skip this process by disabling this function then click Next.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
5. Click “Yes, I want to restart this
computer now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will allow the
new software installation to take
effect.
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Intel Management Engine Drivers
3. Setup is currently installing the
driver. After installation has completed, click Next.
To install the driver, click “Intel Management Engine Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the driver.
Click Next.
4. After completing installation, click
Finish.
2. Read the license agreement then
click Yes.
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Realtek Audio Drivers (For COM331-B Carrier Board)
Intel LAN Drivers
To install the driver, click “Realtek Audio Drivers (for COM331-B Carrier Board” on the main
menu.
To install the driver, click “Intel LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the driver.
Click Install Drivers and Sofeware.
1. Setup is now ready to install the
audio driver. Click Next.
2. Follow the remainder of the steps
on the screen; clicking “Next”
each time you finish a step.
2. Setup is now ready to install the
LAN driver. Click Next.
3. Click “Yes, I want to restart my
computer now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will allow the
new software installation to take
effect.
3. Click “I accept the terms in the license agreement” then click Next.
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DFI Utility
4. Select the program featuers you
want installed then click Next.
DFI Utility provides information about the board, HW Health, Watchdog and DIO. To access
the utility, click “DFI Utility” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the DFI
Utility drifer. Click Next.
5. Click Install to begin the installation.
2. Click “I accept the terms in the
license agreement” and then click
Next.
6. After completing installation,
click Finish.
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3. Enter “User Name” and “Organization” information and then click
Next.
The DFI Utility icon will appear on the desktop. Double-click the icon to open the utility.
4. Click Install to begin the installation.
Information
5. After completing installation,
click Finish.
HW Health
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Backlight
DIO
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
3. Read the license agreement then
click Yes.
The Intel Rapid Storage Technology is a utility that allows you to monitor the current status
of the SATA drives. It enables enhanced performance and power management for the storage
subsystem.
To install the driver, click “Intel Rapid Storage Technology” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to install
the utility. Click Next.
4. Go through the readme document
for system requirements and installation tips then click Next.
2. Read the warning then click
Yes.
5. Setup is now installing the utility.
Click Next to continue.
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Intel Turbo Boost Monitor (For Windows 7/8)
6. Click “Yes, I want to restart my
computer now” then click Finish.
To install the driver, click “Intel Turbo Boost Monitor” on the main menu.
Restarting the system will allow the
new software installation to take
effect.
1. The setup program is configuring
the new software installation.
7. Run the Intel Matrix Storage
Console utility to view the hard
drives’ configuration.
2. Click Next.
3. Read the license agreement and
then click “I accept the terms
in the license agreement”. Click
Next.
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F6 Floppy
4. Click Install.
This is used to create a floppy driver diskette needed when you install Windows® XP using
the F6 installation method. This will allow you to install the operating system onto a hard drive
when in AHCI mode.
1. Insert a blank floppy diskette.
2. Locate for the drivers in the CD then copy them to the floppy diskette. The CD includes
drivers for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. The path to the drivers are shown
below.
32-bit
CD Drive:\AHCI_RAID\F6FLOPPY\f6flpy32
64-bit
5. The setup program is currently
installing the software.
CD Drive:\AHCI_RAID\F6FLOPPY\f6flpy64
6. Click Finish.
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Infineon TPM Driver and Tool (optional)
4. Enter the necessary information
and then click Next.
To install the driver, click “Infineon TPM driver and tool (option)” on the main menu.
1. Read the message and click OK.
5. Select a setup type and then click
Next.
2. The setup program is preparing
to install the driver.
3. Click “I accept the terms in the
license agreement” and then
click “Next”.
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Intel USB 3.0 Drivers (For Windows 7 only)
3. Go through the readme document for more installation tips
then click Next.
To install the driver, click “Intel USB 3.0 Driver” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the driver.
Click Next.
4. Setup is currently installing the
driver. After installation has completed, click Next.
2. Read the license agreement then
click Yes.
5. After completing installation, click
Finish.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3
To install the reader, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3” on the main menu.
1. Click Next to install or click
Change Destination Folder to
select another folder.
2. Click Install to begin installation.
3. Click Finish to exit installation.
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Chapter 6 - GPIO Programming Guide
Function Description
Get_EC_Data (unsigned char ucData): Read a Byte data from EC.
Write_EC_Data (unsigned char ucData, unsigned char Data): Write a Byte data to EC.
Sample Code
GPIO Input Process
EC_DIO_Read_Input()
{
BYTE Data;
//Pin0-3 Input Mode
Data = Get_EC_Data(0xBA);
Data |= 0x80;
Write_EC_Data(0xBA, Data);
while(((Get_EC_Data(0xBA) >> 7)&0x01))
{
Data = Get_EC_Data(0xBA);
}
}
Return Data ;
GPIO Output Process
EC_DIO_Write_Output(unsigned char udata)
{
//Pin4-7 Output Mode
udata <<= 4;
udata |= 0x01;
Write_EC_Data(0xBB, udata);
return 0;
EC_DIO_Read_Output()
{
BYTE Data;
}
//Pin4-7 Output Mode
Write_EC_Data(0xBB, 0x02);
Delay;
Data = Get_EC_Data(0xBB);
Data >>= 4;
Return Data ;
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Appendix A
Appendix A - NLITE and AHCI Installation Guide
4. Insert the XP installation disc
into an optical drive.
nLite
5. Launch nLite. The Welcome
screen will appear. Click
Next.
nLite is an application program that allows you to customize your XP installation disc by
integrating the RAID/AHCI drivers into the disc. By using nLite, the F6 function key usually
required during installation is no longer needed.
Note:
The installation steps below are based on nLite version 1.4.9. Installation procedures
may slightly vary if you’re using another version of the program.
1. Download the program from nLite’s offical website.
http://www.nliteos.com/download.html
2. Install nLite.
Important:
Due to it’s coding with Visual.Net, you may need to first install .NET Framework prior
to installing nLite.
6. Click Next to temporarily
save the Windows installation files to the designated
default folder.
If you want to save them in
another folder, click Browse,
select the folder and then click
Next.
3. Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files from Intel’s website. The drivers you choose will
depend on the operating system and chipset used by your computer.
The downloaded driver files
should include iaahci.cat,
iaAHCI.inf, iastor.cat, iaStor.
inf, IaStor.sys, license.txt and
TXTSETUP.OEM.
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7. Click Next.
9. Click Insert and then select
Multiple driver folder to
select the drivers you will
integrate. Click Next.
8. In the Task Selection dialog
box, click Drivers and
Bootable ISO. Click Next.
10. Select only the drivers appropriate for the Windows
version that you are using
and then click OK.
Integrating 64-bit drivers into
32-bit Windows or vice versa
will cause file load errors and
failed installation.
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11. If you are uncertain of the
southbridge chip used on
your motherboard, select all
RAID/AHCI controllers and
then click OK.
13. The program is currently
integrating the drivers and
applying changes to the
installation.
14. When the program is finished applying the changes,
click Next.
12. Click Next.
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15. To create an image, select the
Create Image mode under the
General section and then click
Next.
17. You have finished customizing
the Windows XP installation disc.
Click Finish.
Enter the BIOS utility to configure
the SATA controller to RAID/AHCI.
You can now install Windows XP.
16. Or you can choose to burn it
directly to a disc by selecting
the Direct Burn mode under
the General section.
Select the optical device and all
other necessary settings and then
click Next.
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AHCI
5. In the Hardware Update Wizard
dialog box, select “No, not this
time” then click Next.
The installation steps below will guide you in configuring your SATA drive to AHCI
mode.
1. Enter the BIOS utility and configure the SATA controller to IDE mode.
2. Install Windows XP but do not press F6.
3. Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files supported by the motherboard chipset from Intel’s website.
Transfer the downloaded driver
files to C:\AHCI.
6. Select “Install from a list or
specific location (Advanced)” and
then click Next.
4. Open Device Manager and
right click on one of the
Intel Serial ATA Storage Controllers, then select Update
Driver.
7. Select “Don’t search. I will choose
the driver to install” and then click
Next.
If the controller you selected
did not work, try selecting
another one.
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8. Click “Have Disk”.
11. A warning message appeared
because the selected SATA
controller did not match your
hardware device.
Ignore the warning and click Yes to
proceed.
12. Click Finish.
9. Select C:\AHCI\iaAHCI.inf
and then click Open.
13. The system’s settings have
been changed. Windows XP
requires that you restart the
computer. Click Yes.
14. Enter the BIOS utility and
modify the SATA controller
from IDE to AHCI. By doing
so, Windows will work normally
with the SATA controller that is
in AHCI mode.
10. Select the appropriate AHCI
Controller of your hardware
device and then click Next.
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Appendix B - Watchdog Sample Code
#include <stdio.h>
//-------------------------------------------------------------#define EC_EnablePort 0x66
#define EC_DataPort 0x62
//-------------------------------------------------------------void WriteEC(char,int);
void SetWDTime(int,int);
int GetWDTime(void);
//-------------------------------------------------------------main()
{
unsigned int countdown;
unsigned int input,count_h,count_l;
int GetWDTime(void)
{
int sum,data_h,data_l;
//Select EC Read Type
outportb(EC_EnablePort,0x80);
delay(5);
//Get Remaining Count High Byte
outportb(EC_DataPort,0xF6);
delay(5);
data_h=inportb(EC_DataPort);
delay(5);
//Select EC Read Type
outportb(EC_EnablePort,0x80);
delay(5);
//Get Remaining Count Low Byte
outportb(EC_DataPort,0xF7);
delay(5);
data_l=inportb(EC_DataPort);
delay(5);
printf("Input WD Time: ");
scanf("%d",&input);
printf("\n");
count_h=input>>8;
count_l=input&0x00FF;
SetWDTime(count_h,count_l);
data_h<<=8;
data_h&=0xFF00;
sum=data_h|data_l;
return sum;
while(1)
{
countdown = GetWDTime();
delay(100);
printf("\rTime Remaining: %d ",countdown);
}
}
//-------------------------------------------------------------void WriteEC(char EC_Addr, int data)
{
//Select EC Write Type
outportb(EC_EnablePort,0x81);
delay(5);
outportb(EC_DataPort,EC_Addr);
delay(5);
outportb(EC_DataPort,data);
delay(5);
}
//--------------------------------------------------------------
}
//-------------------------------------------------------------void SetWDTime(int count_H,int count_L)
{
//Set Count
WriteEC(0xB7,count_H); //High Byte
WriteEC(0xB8,count_L); //Low Byte
//Enable Watch Dog Timer
WriteEC(0xB4,0x02);
}
//--------------------------------------------------------------
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Appendix C - 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.
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.
Important:
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.
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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.
Troubleshooting Checklist
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that may be creating a magnetic
field around the display.
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.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
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.
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.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
Power Supply
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.
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
4. The monitor is turned on.
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.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted properly.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is set for the correct type of
voltage you are using.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord and install a new one if
necessary.
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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Hard Drive
System Board
Hard disk failure.
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.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has been entered in the BIOS.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are properly set.
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.
3. Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
Excessively long formatting period.
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.
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.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and load the BIOS defaults.
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.
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.
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