DFI EL109-N User`s manual
EL109-N
System Board
User’s Manual
935-EL1091-000G
A11330048
Copyright
This publication contains information that is protected by copyright. No part of it
may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any transformation/adaptation without the prior written permission from the copyright holders.
This publication is provided for informational purposes only. The manufacturer
makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents or use
of this manual and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties of
merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The user will assume the
entire risk of the use or the results of the use of this document. Further, the
manufacturer reserves the right to revise this publication and make changes to
its contents at any time, without obligation to notify any person or entity of such
revisions or changes.
© 2010. All Rights Reserved.
Trademarks
All trademarks and registered trademarks of products appearing in this manual
are the properties of their respective holders.
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment
is operated in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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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.
Notice:
1. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with the emission
limits.
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Table of Contents
Copyright. .......................................................................................... 2
Trademarks......................................................................................... 2
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B............................................... 3
About this Manual.............................................................................. 7
Warranty
........................................................................................... 7
Static Electricity Precautions.............................................................. 8
Safety Measures.................................................................................. 8
About the Package............................................................................. 9
Before Using the System Board......................................................... 9
Chapter 1 - Introduction................................................................. 10
Specifications................................................................................. 10
Features . ..................................................................................... 12
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation................................................... 15
System Board Layout..................................................................... 15
System Memory............................................................................ 16
Installing the DIM Module.......................................................... 17
CPU............................................................................................. 19
Installing the CPU..................................................................... 19
Installing the Fan and Heat Sink................................................. 23
Jumper Settings............................................................................. 25
Clear CMOS Data...................................................................... 25
PS/2 Power Select..................................................................... 26
USB Power Select...................................................................... 27
Rear Panel I/O Ports. .................................................................... 28
PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports.......................................... 29
COM (Serial) Ports.................................................................... 30
VGA Port.................................................................................. 31
DVI-I Port................................................................................ 32
USB Ports................................................................................ 33
RJ45 LAN Ports......................................................................... 35
Audio ..................................................................................... 36
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I/O Connectors............................................................................. 37
SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors..................................................... 37
Cooling Fan Connectors.............................................................. 38
Chassis Instrusion Connector .................................................... 39
Power Connectors..................................................................... 40
Standby Power LED................................................................... 41
Front Panel Connectors.............................................................. 42
Expansion Slots........................................................................ 43
Battery.................................................................................... 44
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup................................................................... 45
Award BIOS Setup Utility............................................................... 45
Standard CMOS Features........................................................... 46
Advanced BIOS Features............................................................ 50
Advanced Chipset Features......................................................... 56
Integrated Peripherals............................................................... 58
Power Management Setup.......................................................... 66
PnP/PCI Configurations.............................................................. 69
PC Health Status....................................................................... 71
Frequency/Voltage Control......................................................... 73
Load Fail-Safe Defaults.............................................................. 74
Load Optimized Defaults............................................................ 75
Set Supervisor Password............................................................ 76
Set User Password.................................................................... 77
Save & Exit Setup..................................................................... 78
Exit Without Saving................................................................... 79
Updating the BIOS. ....................................................................... 80
Chapter 4 - Supported Software
.................................................... 82
Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications................................................. 82
Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility..................................... 83
Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver..................................................... 85
Intel Graphics Drivers................................................................ 86
Audio Drivers............................................................................ 88
LAN Drivers.............................................................................. 90
Hardware Monitor for Windows................................................... 92
Installation Notes................................................................................................ 94
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Appendix A - Watchdog Sample Code............................................ 95
Appendix B - System Error Message............................................... 97
Appendix C - Troubleshooting......................................................... 99
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About this Manual
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.
Warranty
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.
2. The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to physical abuse,
improper installation, modification, accidents or unauthorized repair of the
product.
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.
4. We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequencial
damages to the product that has been modified or altered.
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Static Electricity Precautions
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.
2. Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
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.
5. Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold
modules or connectors by their ends.
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.
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.
Battery:
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
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About the Package
The system board 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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system board
COM cable
USB cable
Serial ATA data cables
Serial ATA power cables
I/O shield
user’s manual
CD
QR (Quick Reference)
The system board and accessories in the package may not come similar to the
information listed above. This may differ in accordance to 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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A CPU
Memory module
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 - Introduction
Specifications
Processor
•LGA 775 socket for:
- Intel® CoreTM2 Quad Q9400
- Intel® CoreTM2 Duo E8400/E7400/E6400/E4300
- Intel® Pentium® E6500/E5300/E2160
- Intel® Celeron® E3400/E1500/440
•Supports Intel Enhanced Memory 64 Technology (EMT64T)
•Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST)
•800/1066/1333MHz FSB
Chipset
•Intel® chipset
- Intel® G41 Express chipset
- Intel® ICH7 I/O Controller Hub
System Memory
•One DDR3 DIMM socket
•Supports single channel memory interface
•800/1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
•Maximum of 2GB system memory
Expansion Slots
•1 PCI Express x1 slot
Graphics
•Integrated Intel GMA X4500
- Supports 3D, 2D and video capabilities, DX10 and
OpenGL 1.5
Audio
•Realtek ALC662 High Definition audio CODEC
•Six channel DAC supports 16/20/24-bit PCM format for 5.1
channel audio solution
•All DAC support independent 44.1k/48k/96kHz sample rate
•All ADC support independent 44.1k/48k/96kHz sample rate
LAN
•Two Realtek RTL8111DL PCI Express Gigabit controllers
•Supports 10Mbps, 100Mbps and 1Gbps data transmission
•IEEE 802.3 (10/100Mbps) and IEEE 802.3ab (1Gbps) compliant
Serial ATA
•Supports 4 SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces which are compliant
with SATA 1.0 specification
•SATA speed up to 3Gb/s
Rear Panel I/O •1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
•1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
Ports
•2 DB-9 RS232 serial ports
•1 DB-15 VGA port
• 1 DVI-I port (DVI-D signal only)
•2 RJ45 LAN ports
•4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
•Mic-in, line-in and line-out
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I/O Connectors
•2
•2
•1
•4
•1
•1
•1
•1
•2
BIOS
•Award BIOS
•8Mbit SPI BIOS
Energy Efficient
Design
•ACPI specification and OS Directed Power Management
•Supports ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM) function
•Wake-On-Events include:
- Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake-On-LAN
- Wake-On-Ring
- RTC timer to power-on the system
•System power management supported
•Microsoft®/Intel® APM 1.2 compliant
•Soft Power supported - ACPI v1.0a specification
•AC power failure recovery
Damage Free
Intelligence
•Monitors CPU/system temperature and overheat alarm
•Monitors CPU/DIMM/3.3V/5V/12V/V5sb/VBAT voltages and
failure alarm
•Monitors CPU/system fan speed and failure alarm
•Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage and
fan speed
•Watchdog timer function
Temperature
•0oC to 60oC
Humidity
•10% to 90%
PCB
•8-layers, Mini-ITX form factor
•170mm (6.7”) x 170mm (6.7”)
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connectors for 4 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
connectors for 2 external RS232 serial ports
front audio connector
Serial ATA connectors
20-pin ATX power connector
4-pin 12V power connector
chassis open connector
front panel connector
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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. It offers
peak data transfer rate of up to 21 Gb/s bandwidth. The advantages of DDR3
are its higher bandwidth and its increase in performance at a lower power than
DDR2.
Graphics
The Intel northbridge chip comes integrated with the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 delivering 3D, 2D and video capabilities. With support for Microsoft
DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1, Intel GMA X4500 delivers 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.
PCI Express
PCI Express is a high bandwidth I/O infrastructure that possesses the ability to
scale speeds by forming multiple lanes. The x1 PCI Express lane supports transfer rate of 2.5 Gigabytes (250MBbps) per second.
Audio
The Realtek ALC662 audio codec provides 6-channel audio output for advanced
5.1-channel super surround sound audio system.
Serial ATA
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0a specification.
With speed of up to 3Gbps, it improves hard drive performance faster than the
standard parallel ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s.
Gigabit LAN
The two Realtek RTL8111DL PCI Express Gigabit controllers support up to 1Gbps
data transmission.
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USB
The system board supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. USB 1.1 supports 12Mb/
second bandwidth while USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/second bandwidth providing a
marked improvement in device transfer speeds between your computer and a
wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
Wake-On-Ring
This feature allows the system that is in the Suspend mode or Soft Power Off
mode to wake-up/power-on to respond to calls coming from an external modem
or respond to calls from a modem PCI card that uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal to remotely wake up the PC.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-LAN
This feature allows the network to remotely wake up a Soft Power Down (SoftOff) PC. It is supported via the onboard LAN port or via a PCI LAN card that uses
the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal. However, if your system is in the
Suspend mode, you can power-on the system only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-PS/2
This function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on
the system.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-USB
This function allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB
ports, the 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5V_standby power source of your
power supply must support ≥2A.
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RTC Timer
The RTC installed on the system board allows your system to automatically power-on on the set date and time.
ACPI STR
The system board is designed to meet the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and
Power Interface) specification. ACPI has energy saving features that enables PCs
to implement Power Management and Plug-and-Play with operating systems that
support OS Direct Power Management. ACPI when enabled in the Power Management Setup will allow you to use the Suspend to RAM function.
With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off the system at
once by pressing the power button or selecting “Standby” when you shut down
Windows® without having to go through the sometimes tiresome process of
closing files, applications and operating system. This is because the system is
capable of storing all programs and data files during the entire operating session
into RAM (Random Access Memory) when it powers-off. The operating session will
resume exactly where you left off the next time you power-on the system.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Power Failure Recovery
When power returns after an AC power failure, you may choose to either poweron the system manually or let the system power-on automatically.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
System Board Layout
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1
20
PS/2 power
select (JP6)
KB
Mouse
DDR 3
+12V
power
1
DVI-I port (DVI-D signal only)
VGA
DVI-I
1
1
COM 3
LGA 775
COM 1
COM 2
COM 4
1
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ATX power
1
Chassis
intrusion
1
CPU fan
1
USB 0-3 power
select (JP3)
Intel
ICH7
LAN 2
USB 3
USB 2
SATA 4
1
SATA 3
1
Intel
G41
Battery
LAN 1
USB 1
USB 0
SATA 2
1
Front audio
USB 4-7 power
select (JP2)
SATA 1
USB 6-7
1
USB 4-5
Mic-in
Line-in
Line-out
1
System fan
1
1
1
1
PCIe x1
SPI
Flash BIOS Standby
Power LED
Clear CMOS
(JP5)
1
Front panel
1
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Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your system board, processor,
disk drives, add-in boards, and other components. Perform the upgrade
instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation only. If such a
station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by wearing
an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part of the system
chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact
with the system chassis throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
System Memory
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DIMM
The DIMM socket supports DDR3 memory module.
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Installing the DIM Module
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble
the actual board. These illustrations are for reference only.
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to it has been
powered down.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Locate the DIMM socket on the system board.
4. Push the “ejector tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the side.
Ejector tab
Ejector tab
5. Note how the module is keyed to the socket.
Notch
Key
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6. Grasping the module by its edges, position the module above the socket with
the “notch” in the module aligned with the “key” on the socket. The keying
mechanism ensures the module can be plugged into the socket in only one
way.
7. Seat the module vertically, pressing it down firmly until it is completely seated in the socket.
8. The ejector tabs at the ends of the socket will automatically snap into the
locked position to hold the module in place.
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CPU
The system board is equipped with a surface mount LGA 775 socket. This socket
is exclusively designed for installing a LGA 775 packaged Intel CPU.
Important:
1. Before you proceed, make sure (1) the LGA775 socket comes with a
protective cap, (2) the cap is not damaged and (3) the socket’s contact pins are not bent. If the cap is missing or the cap and/or contact
pins are damaged, contact your dealer immediately.
2. Make sure to keep the protective cap. RMA requests will be accepted
and processed only if the LGA775 socket comes with the protective
cap.
Installing the CPU
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to it has been
powered down.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Locate the LGA 775 CPU
socket on the system
board.
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Important:
The CPU socket must not
come in contact with anything other than the CPU.
Avoid unnecessary exposure. Remove the protective cap only when you are
about to install the CPU.
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4. The CPU socket comes
with a removable protective cap. The cap is used
to protect the CPU socket
against dust and harmful particles. Remove the
protective cap only when
you are about to install the
CPU.
Protective cap
5. To remove the protective
cap, lift the cap on the location pointed on the right
photo.
Lift this part up
6. Unlock the socket by pushing the load lever down,
moving it sideways until it
is released from the retention tab; then lift it up.
Load lever
Retention tab
7. Life the load plate.
Load plate
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8. Position the CPU above the
socket. The gold mark on
the CPU must align with
pin 1 of the CPU socket.
Important:
Handle the CPU by its edges and avoid touching the
pins.
Pin 1
of the
socket
Gold mark
9. Insert the CPU into the
socket until it is seated
in place. The CPU will fit
in only one orientation
and can easily be inserted
without exerting any force.
Important:
Do not force the CPU into
the socket. Forcing the
CPU into the socket may
bend the pins and damage
the CPU.
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10. Close the load plate.
Load plate
11.Push the load lever down
to lock the socket. The
lever should hook onto the
retention tab to indicate
that the CPU is completely
secured in the socket.
Retention tab
Load lever
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Installing the Fan and Heat Sink
The CPU must be kept cool by using a CPU fan with heat sink. Without sufficient
air circulation across the CPU and heat sink, the CPU will overheat damaging both
the CPU and system board.
Note:
A boxed Intel® processor already includes the CPU fan and heat sink assembly. If your CPU was purchased separately, make sure to only use
Intel®-certified fan and heat sink.
1. Before you install the fan / heat sink, you must apply a thermal paste onto
the top of the CPU. The thermal paste is usually supplied when you purchase
the fan / heat sink assembly. Do not spread the paste all over the surface.
When you later place the heat sink on top of the CPU, the compound will disperse evenly.
Some heat sinks come with a patch of pre-applied thermal paste. Do not apply thermal paste if the fan / heat sink already has a patch of thermal paste
on its underside. Peel the strip that covers the paste before you place the fan
/ heat sink on top of the CPU.
2. Place the heat sink on top
of the CPU. The 4 pushpins around the heat sink,
which are used to secure
the heat sink onto the system board, must match the
4 mounting holes around
the socket.
3. Orient the heat sink such
that the CPU fan’s cable is
nearest the CPU fan connector.
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Mounting
hole
1
CPU fan
connector
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4. Rotate each push-pin according to the direction of
the arrow shown on top of
the pin.
Fan
Push down two pushpins
that are diagonally across
the heat sink. Perform the
same procedure for the
other two push-pins.
Push pin
Heat sink
5. Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector on the system board.
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Jumper Settings
Clear CMOS Data
1
1 2 3
JP5
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
1
2 3
2-3 On:
Clear CMOS Data
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the supervisor or user password.
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in the ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the ROM BIOS, please follow the steps below.
1. Power-off the system and unplug the power cord.
2. Set JP5 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP5 back to its
default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Now plug the power cord and power-on the system.
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PS/2 Power Select
JP6
1
1 2 3
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
1
2 3
2-3 On:
5V_standby
JP6 is used to select the power of the PS/2 keyboard/mouse port. Selecting
5V_standby will allow you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to wake up
the system.
BIOS Setting
Configure the PS/2 keyboard/mouse wake up function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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USB Power Select
1
USB 0-3
(JP3)
USB 4-7
(JP2)
1
2 3
1 2 3
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
2-3 On:
5V_standby
1 2 3
1 2 3
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
2-3 On:
5V_standby
These jumpers are used to select the power of the USB ports. Selecting 5V_
standby will allow you to use a USB device to wake up the system.
BIOS Setting
“USB KB Wake-Up From S3” in the Power Management Setup submenu of the
BIOS must be set to Enabled. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB
ports, the 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5V_standby power source of your
power supply must support ≥2A.
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Rear Panel I/O Ports
PS/2
Mouse
COM 1
VGA
LAN 1
LAN 2
Mic-in
Line-in
Line-out
PS/2 K/B
COM 2
DVI-I
USB 0-1
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
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PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
COM ports
VGA port
DVI-I port (DVI-D signal only)
LAN ports
4 USB ports
Mic-in jack
Line-in jack
Line-out jack
USB 2-3
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PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
PS/2 Mouse
1
PS/2 KB
These ports are used to connect a PS/2 mouse and a PS/2 keyboard. The PS/2
mouse port uses IRQ12. If a mouse is not connected to this port, the system will
reserve IRQ12 for other expansion cards.
Important:
Make sure to turn off your computer prior to connecting or disconnecting
a mouse or keyboard. Failure to do so may damage the system board.
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard
or PS/2 mouse to power-on the system. To use this function:
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Jumper Setting
JP6 must be set to “2-3 On: 5V_standby”. Refer to “PS/2 Power Select” in
this chapter for more information.
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BIOS Setting
Configure the PS/2 keyboard/mouse wake up function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter
3 for more information.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
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COM (Serial) Ports
COM 1
1
COM 2
COM 3
DCDRD
TD
DTRGND
COM 4
9
1 2 3 4 5
RIRTS-
CTSDSR-
GND
TD
DTR-
DSRRTSCTSRI-
6 7 8 9
DCD-
RD
2 1
COM 3 / COM 4
COM 1 / COM 2
The serial ports are RS232 asynchronous communication ports with 16C550Acompatible UARTs that can be used with modems, serial printers, remote display
terminals, and other serial devices.
Connecting an External Serial Port
Your COM port may come mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge
bracket to an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then insert the serial port cable to the COM 3 or COM 4 connector. Make sure the colored stripe on
the ribbon cable is aligned with pin 1 of the COM connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure the serial ports in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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VGA Port
1
VGA
The VGA port is used for connecting a VGA monitor. Connect the monitor’s 15-pin
D-shell cable connector to the VGA port. After you plug the monitor’s cable connector into the VGA port, gently tighten the cable screws to hold the connector
in place.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard VGA in the Advanced Chipset Features submenu of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the graphics driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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DVI-I Port
1
DVI-I
The DVI-I port is used to connect an LCD monitor. This port supports DVI-D signal only.
Connect the display device’s cable connector to the DVI-I port. After you plug the
cable connector into the port, gently tighten the cable screws to hold the connector in place.
BIOS Setting
Configure the display device in the Advanced Chipset Features submenu of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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USB Ports
1
USB 1
USB 0
USB 3
USB 2
USB 4-5
USB 6-7
10 9
N. C.
Key
GND
+Data
-Data
VCC
GND
+Data
-Data
VCC
2 1
USB allows data exchange between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
The system board is equipped with four onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The two
10-pin connectors allow you to connect 4 additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The additional USB ports may be mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge
bracket to an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then insert the USB
port cables to a connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard USB in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“USB Device
Setting” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system to use the
USB device. Refer to your operating system’s manual or documentation for more
information.
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Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use a USB keyboard or
USB mouse to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. To
use this function:
•
Jumper Setting
JP2 and/or JP3 must be set to “2-3 On: 5V_standby”. Refer to “USB Power
Select” in this chapter for more information.
•
BIOS Setting
“USB KB Wake-Up From S3” in the Power Management Setup submenu of the
BIOS must be set to Enabled. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB
ports, the 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5V_standby power source of your
power supply must support ≥2A.
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RJ45 LAN Ports
1
LAN 1
LAN 2
The LAN ports allow the system board to connect to a local area network by
means of a network hub.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard LAN in the Integrated Peripherals submenu of the BIOS.
Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the LAN drivers. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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Audio
1
Rear audio
Mic-in
GND
Line-out
10
9
2
1
Rear Audio
Mic2-L
Mic2-R
Line2-R
Front_IO_Sense
Line2-L
Front audio
Presence Signal
Mic2-JD
Key
Line2-JD
Line-in
The system board is equipped with 3 audio jacks. A jack is a one-hole connecting
interface for inserting a plug.
•
Mic-in Jack (Pink)
This jack is used to connect an external microphone.
•
Line-in Jack (Light Blue)
This jack is used to connect any audio devices such as Hi-fi set, CD player,
tape player, AM/FM radio tuner, synthesizer, etc.
•
Line-out Jack (Lime)
This jack is used to connect a headphone or external speakers.
Front Audio
The front audio connector allows you to connect to the second line-out and micin jacks that are at the front panel of your system.
Driver Installation
Install the audio driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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I/O Connectors
SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors
1
SATA 4
SATA 2
SATA 1
7
1
GND
RXP
RXN
GND
TXN
TXP
GND
SATA 3
The Serial ATA connectors are used to connect Serial ATA devices. Connect one
end of the Serial ATA cable to a SATA connector and the other end to your Serial
ATA device.
BIOS Setting
Configure the Serial ATA drives in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“OnChip
IDE Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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Cooling Fan Connectors
1
Speed
Control
Sense
Power
Ground
4
1
CPU fan
1
3
Ground
Power
Sense
System fan
The fan connectors are used to connect cooling fans. The cooling fans will provide
adequate airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the CPU and system board components.
BIOS Setting
The PC Health Status submenu of the BIOS will display the current speed of the
cooling fans. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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Chassis Instrusion Connector
1
2
1
Ground
Signal
The board supports the chassis intrusion detection function. Connect the chassis intrusion sensor cable from the chassis to this connector. When the system’s
power is on and a chassis intrusion occurred, an alarm will sound. When the
system’s power is off and a chassis intrusion occurred, the alarm will sound only
when the system restarts.
Hardware Monitor for Windows
Install the “Hardware Monitor for Windows” utility. By default, the chassis intrusion detection function is disabled. When enabled, a warning message will appear
when the chassis is open. The utility can also be configured so that a beeping
alarm will sound when the chassis is open. Refer to the “Hardware Monitor for
Windows” section in chapter 4 for more information.
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Power Connectors
10 20
1
+12V
+5V
5VSB
PW-OK
+5V
-5V
GND
GND
+5V
GND
GND
GND
PS-ON
+5
GND
GND
3.3V
-12V
3.3V
3.3V
1 11
ATX power
+12V
+12V
3
4
1
2
12V power
Ground
Ground
Use a power supply that complies with the ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide
Version 1.1. An ATX12V power supply unit has a standard 20-pin ATX main power
connector that must be inserted into the 20-pin connector. The 4-pin +12V power
connector enables the delivery of more +12VDC current to the processor’s Voltage Regulator Module (VRM).
The power connectors from the power supply unit are designed to fit the 20-pin
and 4-pin connectors in only one orientation. Make sure to find the proper orientation before plugging the connectors.
The system board requires a minimum of 300 Watt power supply to operate. Your
system configuration (CPU power, amount of memory, add-in cards, peripherals,
etc.) may exceed the minimum power requirement. To ensure that adequate
power is provided, we strongly recommend that you use a minimum of 400 Watt
(or greater) power supply.
Important:
Insufficient power supplied to the system may result in instability or
the add-in boards and peripherals not functioning properly. Calculating
the system’s approximate power usage is important to ensure that the
power supply meets the system’s consumption requirements.
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Standby Power LED
1
Standby
Power LED
This LED will light when the system’s standby power is on.
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Front Panel Connectors
1
HDD-LED
RESET-SW
11
1
12
2
PWR-LED
PWR-BTN
HDD-LED - HDD LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
RESET SW - Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the system.
PWR-BTN - Power Switch
This switch is used to power on or off the system.
PWR-LED - Power/Standby LED
When the system’s power is on, this LED will light. When the system is in the S1
(POS - Power On Suspend) state, it will blink every second. When the system is
in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state, it will blink every 4 seconds.
Pin
Pin Assignment
N. C.
1
N. C.
PWR-LED
2
4
6
HDD-LED
3
5
HDD Power
Signal
PWR-BTN
8
10
Signal
Ground
RESET SW
7
9
Ground
RST Signal
11
N. C.
Key
12
Key
N. C.
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Pin Assignment
LED Power
LED Power
Signal
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Expansion Slot
1
PCI Express x1
PCI Express x1 Slot
Install PCI Express cards such as network cards or other cards that comply to the
PCI Express specifications into the PCI Express x1 slot.
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Battery
1
Battery
The lithium ion battery powers the real-time clock and CMOS memory. It is an
auxiliary source of power when the main power is shut off.
Safety Measures
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•
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
•
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by the manufacturer.
•
Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
BIOS Setup
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
Award BIOS Setup Utility
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is a program that takes care of the basic level of communication between the processor and peripherals. In addition,
the BIOS also contains codes for various advanced features found in this system
board. This chapter explains the Setup Utility for the Award BIOS.
After you power up the system, the BIOS message appears on the screen and
the memory count begins. After the memory test, the following message will appear on the screen:
Press DEL to enter setup
If the message disappears before you respond, restart the system or press the
“Reset” button. You may also restart the system by pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt>
and <Del> keys simultaneously.
When you press <Del>, the main menu screen will appear.
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
Standard
CMOS Features

Frequency/Voltage
Control

Advanced
BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced
Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated
Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Management Setup
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving

Power

PnP/PCI

PC
Configurations
Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
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Standard CMOS Features
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Standard CMOS Features” and press <Enter>. A
screen similar to the one below will appear.
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Standard CMOS Features
Date <mm:dd:yy>
Time <hh:mm:ss>
Tue, Aug 4 2009
9 : 3 : 54

IDE

IDE

IDE

IDE
None
None
None
None
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
0
0
1
1
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Video
Halt On
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level

Change the day, month,
year and century
EGA/VGA
All Errors
640K
2086912K
2087936K
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays a day, from
Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from January to December. Date
displays the date, from 1 to 31. Year displays the year, from 1999 to 2099.
Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based on the 24hour 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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IDE Channel 0 Master to IDE Channel 1 Slave
To configure the IDE drives, move the cursor to a field then press <Enter>. The
following screen will appear.
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IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press Enter
IDE Channel 0 Master
Access Mode
Auto
Auto
Capacity
Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value

To auto-detect the
HDD’s size, head... on
this channel
0MB
0
0
0
0
0
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
↑↓→←:
Item Help
Menu Level
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F5: Previous
Values
F6: Fail-Safeonly.
Defaults
F7: Optimized
The settings
on the
screen are for reference
Your version may
not be Defaults
identical to
this one.
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Detects the parameters of the drive. The parameters will automatically be
shown on the screen.
IDE Channel 0 Master to IDE Channel 1 Slave
If you select ”Auto”, the BIOS will auto-detect the HDD & CD-ROM drive at
the POST stage and show the IDE for the HDD & CD-ROM drive. If a hard
disk has not been installed, select “None”.
Access Mode
For hard drives larger than 528MB, you would typically select the LBA type.
Certain operating systems require that you select CHS or Large. Please check
your operating system’s manual or Help desk on which one to select.
Capacity
Displays the approximate capacity of the disk drive. Usually the size is
slightly greater than the size of a formatted disk given by a disk checking
program.
Cylinder
This field displays the number of cylinders.
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Head
This field displays the number of read/write heads.
Precomp
This field displays the number of cylinders at which to change the write timing.
Landing Zone
This field displays the number of cylinders specified as the landing zone for
the read/write heads.
Sector
This field displays the number sectors per track.
Video
This field selects the type of video adapter used for the primary system monitor.
Although secondary monitors are supported, you do not have to select the type.
The default setting is EGA/VGA.
EGA/VGA
Enhanced Graphics Adapter/Video Graphics Array. For EGA, VGA, SVGA and
PGA monitor adapters.
CGA 40
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 40-column mode.
CGA 80
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 80-column mode.
Mono
Monochrome adapter. Includes high resolution monochrome adapters.
Halt On
This field determines whether the system will stop if an error is detected during
power up. The default setting is All Errors.
No Errors
The system boot will not stop for any errors detected.
All Errors The system boot will stop whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error.
All, But Keyboard
The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error; it will stop for all other
errors.
All, But Diskette
The system boot will not stop for a disk error; it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Disk/Key
The system boot will not stop for a disk or keyboard error; it will stop for all
other errors.
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Base Memory
Displays the amount of base (or conventional) memory installed in the system.
The value of the base memory is typically 512K for systems with 512K memory
installed on the motherboard or 640K for systems with 640K or more memory
installed on the motherboard.
Extended Memory
Displays the amount of extended memory detected during boot-up.
Total Memory
Displays the total memory available in the system.
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Advanced BIOS Features
The Advanced BIOS Features allows you to configure your system for basic operation. Some entries are defaults required by the system board, while others, if
enabled, will improve the performance of your system or let you set some features according to your preference.
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Advanced BIOS Features

CPU

Hard
Feature
Disk Boot Priority
Virus Warning
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Boot Up NumLock Status
Gate A20 Option
Typematic Rate Setting
x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
x Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
APIC Mode
MPS Version Control For OS
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
Report No FDD For WIN 95
Delay For HDD (Secs)
Small Logo(EPA) Show
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Press Enter
Press Enter
Disabled
USB-FDD
CDROM
Hard Disk
Enabled
On
Fast
Disabled
6
250
Setup
Enabled
1.4
Non-OS2
No
1
Disabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

Select Removable Boot
Device Priority
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
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CPU Feature
This field is used to configure the CPU that is installed on the system board.
Move the cursor to this field then press <Enter>.
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CPU Feature
PPM Mode
Limit CPUID MaxVal
C1E Function
Execute Disable Bit
Virtualization Technology
Core Multi-Processing
Item Help
Native Mode
Disabled
Auto
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Menu Level

↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
PPM Mode
The Native mode fully support operating systems that support ACPI such as
Windows XP and Windows Vista. SMM mode is for legacy OS like Windows
2000.
Limit CPUID MaxVal 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 lesser than 3.
C1E Function The options are Auto and Disabled.
Execute Disable Bit
When this field is set to Disabled, it will force the XD feature flag to always
return to 0.
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Virtualization Technology
When this field is set to Enabled, the VMM can utilize the additional hardware
capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology.
Core Multi-Processing
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Hard Disk Boot Priority
This field is used to select the boot sequence of the hard 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.
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Hard Disk Boot Priority
Item Help
1.Bootable Add-in
Cards
Menu Level

Use <↑> or <↓> to select
a device, then press <+>
to move it up, or <-> to
move it down the list.
Press <ESC> to exit this
menu.
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Virus Warning
This field protects the boot sector and partition table of your hard disk drive.
When this field is enabled, the Award BIOS will monitor the boot sector and partition table of the hard disk drive. If an attempt is made to write to the boot sector or partition table of the hard disk drive, the BIOS will halt the system and an
error message will appear.
After seeing the error message, if necessary, you will be able to run an anti-virus
program to locate and remove the problem before any damage is done. Many
disk diagnostic programs which attempt to access the boot sector table will cause
the warning message to appear. If you are running such a program, we recommend that you first disable this field.
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First Boot Device, Second Boot Device, Third Boot Device and Boot Other
Device
Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the “First Boot Device” “Second Boot Device” and “Third Boot Device” fields respectively. The BIOS will boot
the operating system according to the sequence of the drive selected. Set “Boot
Other Device” to Enabled if you wish to boot from another device.
Boot Up NumLock Status
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric keypad. By default,
the system boots up with NumLock on wherein the function of the numeric keypad is the number keys. When set to Off, the function of the numeric keypad is
the arrow keys.
Gate A20 Option
This entry allows you to select how gate A20 is handled. Gate A20 is a device
used to address memory above 1 Mbyte. Initially, gate A20 was handled via the
keyboard controller. Today, while keyboards still provide this support, it is more
common, and much faster, for the system chipset to provide support for gate
A20.
Typematic Rate Setting
Disabled Continually holding down a key on your keyboard will cause the BIOS to report that the key is down.
Enabled The BIOS will not only report that the key is down, but will first wait for a
moment, and, if the key is still down, it will begin to report that the key has
been depressed repeatedly. For example, you would use such a feature to
accelerate cursor movements with the arrow keys. You can then select the
typematic rate and typematic delay in the “Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)” and
“Typematic Delay (Msec)” fields below.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This field allows you to select the rate at which the keys are accelerated.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
This field allows you to select the delay between when the key was first depressed and when the acceleration begins.
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Security Option
This field determines when the system will prompt for the password - everytime
the system boots or only when you enter the BIOS setup. Set the password in
the Set Supervisor/User Password submenu.
System The system will not boot and access to Setup will be denied unless the correct password is entered at the prompt.
Setup
The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied unless the correct
password is entered at the prompt.
APIC Mode
Leave this field in its default setting.
MPS Version Control for OS
This field is used to select the MPS version used by the system.
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
This field allows you to access the memory that is over 64MB in
tions are: Non-OS2 and OS2.
OS/2. The op-
Report No FDD For WIN 95
Yes Will report no FDD for Windows® 95.
No Will not report no FDD for Windows® 95.
Delay for HDD (Secs)
This field is used to enter the time that would delay the HDD controller’s initial
time. This is specially useful for some HDDs which will not be ready at first boot
when you power-on the system.
Small Logo(EPA) Show
Enabled The EPA logo will appear during system boot-up.
Disabled The EPA logo will not appear during system boot-up.
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Advanced Chipset Features
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Advanced Chipset Features
System BIOS Cacheable
Memory Hole At 15M-16M
 PCI Express Root Port Func
** VGA Setting **
PEG/Onchip VGA Control
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size
Total GFX Memory
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Enabled
Disabled
Press Enter
Item Help
Menu Level

Auto
32MB
128MB
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
This section gives you functions to configure the system based on the specific
features of the chipset. The chipset manages bus speeds and access to system
memory resources. These items should not be altered unless necessary. The
default settings have been chosen because they provide the best operating conditions for your system. The only time you might consider making any changes
would be if you discovered some incompatibility or that data was being lost while
using your system.
System BIOS Cacheable
When this field is enabled, accesses to the system BIOS ROM addressed at
F0000H-FFFFFH are cached, provided that the cache controller is enabled. The
larger the range of the Cache RAM, the higher the efficiency of the system.
Memory Hole At 15M-16M
In order to improve system performance, certain space in memory can be reserved for ISA cards. This memory must be mapped into the memory space
below 16MB. When enabled, the CPU assumes the 15-16MB memory range is
allocated to the hidden ISA address range instead of the actual system DRAM.
When disabled, the CPU assumes the 15-16MB address range actually contains
DRAM memory. If more than 16MB of system memory is installed, this field must
be disabled to provide contiguous system memory.
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PCI Express Root Port Func
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PCI Express Root Port Func
Auto
Auto
Auto
v1.0a
PCI Express Port 1
PCI Express GIGA LAN1
PCI Express GIGA LAN2
PCI-E Compliancy Mode
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
PCI Express Port 1
This field is used to enable or disable the PCI Express x1 slot.
PCI Express GIGA LAN1 and PCI Express GIGA LAN2
These fields are used to enable or disable the onboard LAN controllers.
PCI-E Compliancy Mode
This field is used to select the mode for the PCI Express add-in card.
PEG/Onchip VGA Control
This field is used to select the graphics controller that will serve as the primary
boot device.
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size
This field is used to select the onboard VGA’s frame buffer size that is shared
from the system memory.
Total GFX Memory
For Windows XP operating system, the maximum value is based on the system
memory size.
512MB for 1GB DRAM
768MB for 1.5GB to 2GB DRAM
1GB for above 2GB DRAM
The options are 128MB, 256MB and MAX.
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Integrated Peripherals
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Integrated Peripherals

OnChip IDE Device

Onboard Device

Super IO Device

USB Device Setting
Onboard LAN1 Boot ROM
Onboard LAN2 Boot ROM
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
Disabled
Disabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
OnChip IDE Device
Onboard Device
Super I/O Device
Refer to the following pages for more information on
these submenus.
USB Device Setting
Onboard LAN1 Boot ROM / Onboard LAN2 Boot ROM
Enable this field if you wish to use the boot ROM (instead of a disk drive) to
boot-up the system and access the local area network directly.
If you wish to change the boot ROM’s settings, type the <Shift> and <F10> keys
simultaneously when prompted during boot-up. Take note: you will be able to access the boot ROM’s program (by typing <Shift> + <F10>) only when this field
is enabled.
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OnChip IDE Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following screen will appear.
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OnChip IDE Device
IDE HDD Block Mode
IDE DMA Transfer Access
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
x
x
x
IDE
Auto
Normal
Primary
P1, P3 is Secondary
*** On-Chip Serial ATA Setting ***
SATA Mode
On-Chip Serial ATA
SATA PORT Speed Settings
PATA IDE Mode
SATA Port
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

If your IDE hard drive
supports block mode
Select Enabled for
automatic detection of
the optimal number of
block read/writes per
sector the drive can
support
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
IDE HDD Block Mode
Enabled The IDE HDD uses the block mode. The system BIOS will check the hard disk
drive for the maximum block size the system can transfer. The block size will
depend on the type of hard disk drive.
Disabled The IDE HDD uses the standard mode.
IDE DMA Transfer Access
This field is used to enable or disable the DMA transfer function of an IDE
hard drive.
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On-Chip Primary/Secondary PCI IDE
These fields are used to enable or disable the primary or secondary IDE controller. The default is Enabled. Select Disabled if you want to add a different
hard drive controller.
SATA Mode
IDE This option configures the Serial ATA drives in IDE mode.
On-Chip Serial ATA
Disabled
Disables the onboard SATA.
Auto
The system will detect the existing SATA and IDE drives then automatically
set them to the available master/slave mode.
Combined Mode
This option allows you to use both IDE and SATA drives; allowing a maximum
of 4 drives.
Enhanced Mode
This option allows you to use both IDE and SATA drives; allowing a maximum
of 6 drives.
SATA Only
This option automatically sets the SATA drives to Primary Master and Secondary Master modes. Since both drives are in master mode, you cannot set the
IDE drives to Master mode.
SATA Port Speed Settings
Normal
SATA will run at 1.5Gb/s which is the first generation SATA speed.
Force GEN II
SATA will run at 3Gb/s which is the second generation SATA speed.
PATA IDE Mode and SATA Port
The PATA IDE field is used to select the function mode for the IDE connector
and its relation to the SATA ports.
Primary
IDE serves as Primary Master and Primary Slave channel. SATA 1 and SATA 3
serve as Secondary Master and Secondary Slave channel.
Secondary
IDE serves as Secondary Master and Secondary Slave channel. SATA 0 and
SATA 2 serve as Primary Master and Primary Slave channel.
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Onboard Device
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Onboard Device
Azalia Audio Select
Auto
Item Help
Menu Level
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F10: Save

ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Azalia Audio Select
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard audio.
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Super IO Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following screen will appear.
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Super IO Device
KBC Input Clock
Power On Function
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
Onboard Serial Port 3
Onboard Serial Port 4
PWRON After PWR-Fail
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
12 MHz
BUTTON ONLY
3F8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3
3E8/IRQ4
2E8/IRQ3
Off
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
KBC Input Clock
This is used to select the input clock of your keyboard. The options are:
8MHz and 12MHz. The default is 8MHz.
Power On Function
This field allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on
the system.
Button only
Default setting. Uses the power button to power on the system.
Any Key
Press any key to power-on the system.
Keyboard 98
When this option is selected, press the “wake up” key of the Windows® 98
compatible keyboard to power-on the system.
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Onboard Serial Port 1/2/3/4
Auto
The system will automatically select an I/O address for the onboard serial
port 1 and serial port 2.
3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3
Allows you to manually select an I/O address for the onboard serial port 1
and serial port 2.
Disabled
Disables the onboard serial port 1 and/or serial port 2.
PWRON After PWR-Fail
Off
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system’s power is off. You
must press the Power button to power-on the system.
On
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will automatically
power-on.
Former-Sts
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will return to the
state where you left off before power failure occurs. If the system’s power
is off when AC power failure occurs, it will remain off when power returns.
If the system’s power is on when AC power failure occurs, the system will
power-on when power returns.
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USB Device Setting
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following screen will appear.
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USB Device Setting
USB 1.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller
USB Operation Mode
USB Keyboard Function
USB Mouse Function
USB Storage Function
Enabled
Enabled
Full/Low Speed
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
*** USB Mass Storage Device Boot Setting ***
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

[Enable] or [Disable]
Universal Host
Controller Interface
for Universal Serial
Bus.
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
USB 1.0 Controller
This field is used to enable or disable the Universal Host Controller Interface
(USB 1.0).
USB 2.0 Controller
This field is used to enable or disable the Enhanced Host Controller Interface
(USB 2.0).
USB Operation Mode
This field is used to select the USB’s operation mode. The options are Full/
Low Speed and High Speed.
USB Keyboard Function
Due to the limited space of the BIOS ROM, the support for legacy USB keyboard (in DOS mode) is by default set to Disabled. With more BIOS ROM
space available, it will be able to support more advanced features as well as
provide compatibility to a wide variety of peripheral devices.
If a PS/2 keyboard is not available and you need to use a USB keyboard to
install Windows (installation is performed in DOS mode) or run any program
under DOS, set this field to Enabled.
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USB Mouse Function
Due to the limited space of the BIOS ROM, the support for legacy USB mouse
(in DOS mode) is by default set to Disabled. With more BIOS ROM space
available, it will be able to support more advanced features as well as provide
compatibility to a wide variety of peripheral devices.
If a PS/2 mouse is not available and you need to use a USB mouse to install
Windows (installation is performed in DOS mode) or run any program under
DOS, set this field to Enabled.
USB Storage Function
This field is used to enable or disable the support for legacy USB mass storage.
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Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure your system to most effectively save energy.
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Power Management Setup
uPCI
x
x
x
Express PM Function
ACPI Suspend Type
Soft-Off By PWR-BTTN
Power On by Ring
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
Resume By Alarm
Date(of Month) Alarm
Time(hh:mm:ss) Alarm
HPET Support
HPET Mode
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Press Enter
S3(STR)
Instant-Off
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
0
0:0:0
Enabled
32-bit mode
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
PCI Express PM Function
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following screen will appear.
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PCI Express PM Function
Root Port ASPM
DMI Port ASPM
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Disabled
Disabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
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Root Port ASPM
The options are Disabled, L0s, L1 and L1/L0s.
DMI Port ASPM
The options are Disabled and L0s.
ACPI Suspend Type
This field is used to select the type of Suspend mode.
S1(POS)
Enables the Power On Suspend function.
S3(STR)
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
This field allows you to select the method of powering off your system.
Delay 4 Sec.
Regardless of whether the Power Management function is enabled or disabled,
if the power button is pushed and released in less than 4 sec, the system enters the Suspend mode. The purpose of this function is to prevent the system
from powering off in case you accidentally “hit” or pushed the power button.
Push and release again in less than 4 sec to restore. Pushing the power button for more than 4 seconds will power off the system.
Instant-Off
Pressing and then releasing the power button at once will immediately power
off your system.
Power On By Ring
When this field is set to Enabled, the system will power-on to respond to calls
coming from a modem.
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
This field, when enabled, allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse to
wake up a system that is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. This can be
configured only if the “ACPI Suspend Type” field is set to “S3(STR)”.
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Resume By Alarm
Enabled
When Enabled, you can set the date and time you would like the Soft Power
Down (Soft-Off) PC to power-on in the “Date (of Month) Alarm” and “Time
(hh:mm:ss) Alarm” fields. However, if the system is being accessed by incoming calls or the network (Resume On Ring/LAN) prior to the date and
time set in these fields, the system will give priority to the incoming calls or
network.
Disabled
Disables the automatic power-on function. (default)
Date (of Month) Alarm
0
The system will power-on everyday according to the time set in the “Time
(hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
1-31
Select a date you would like the system to power-on. The system will poweron on the set date, and time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
This is used to set the time you would like the system to power-on. If you want
the system to power-on everyday as set in the “Date (of Month) Alarm” field, the
time set in this field must be later than the time of the RTC set in the Standard
CMOS Features submenu.
HPET Support
This field is used to enable or disable HPET.
HPET Mode
The options are 32-bit mode and 64-bit mode.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
This section shows how to configure the PCI bus system. It covers some very
technical items and it is strongly recommended that only experienced users
should make any changes to the default settings.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
Reset Configuration Data
Disabled
Resources Controlled By
x IRQ Resources
Auto(ESCD)
Press Enter
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
Disabled
** PCI Express Relative Items **
Maximum Payload Size
128
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Reset Configuration Data
Enabled
The BIOS will reset the Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) once
automatically. It will then recreate a new set of configuration data.
Disabled
The BIOS will not reset the configuration data.
Resources Controlled By The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capability to automatically configure all of
the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices.
Auto(ESCD)
The system will automatically detect the settings for you.
Manual
Choose the specific IRQ resources in the “IRQ Resources” field.
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IRQ Resources Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. Set each system interrupt to
either PCI Device or Reserved.
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IRQ Resources
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-12 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
IRQ-15 assigned to
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

Legacy ISA for
devices compliant with
the original PC AT bus
specification. PCI/ISA
PnP for devices compliant with the Plug and
Play standard whether
designed for PCI or ISA
bus architecture.
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This field determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can work with PCI/
VGA or not. The default value is Disabled.
Enabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA.
Disabled
MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards does not work with PCI/VGA.
Maximum Payload Size
This field is used to select the maximum TLP payload size of the PCI Express devices. The unit is byte.
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PC Health Status
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PC Health Status
Shutdown Temperature
Current System Temp
Current CPU Temperature
System Fan Speed
CPU Fan Speed
CPU Voltage
DDRIII Voltage
+3.3V
+12V
+5V
VBAT (V)
5VSB (V)
SYS Smart Fan Temperature
System Fan Tolerance Value
CPU Smart Fan Temperature
CPU FAN Tolerance Value
Case Open Detection
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
60oC/140oF
32oC/89oF
0oC/32oF
0
RPM
4927 RPM
1.24V
1.48V
3.36
12.26V
5.10V
3.00V
5.04V
35oC/95oF
3
30oC/86oF
3
Disabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Shutdown Temperature
You can prevent the system from overheating by selecting a temperature at
which the system will shutdown. If the system detected that its temperature exceeded the one set in this field, it will automatically shutdown.
Current System Temp to 5VSB (V)
These fields will show the temperature, fan speed and output voltage of the
monitored devices or components.
SYS Smart FAN Temperature
This field is used to select the temperature at which the system fan runs at full
speed. The temperature will vary within the range of the tolerance value selected
in the field below.
System Fan Tolerance Value
This field is used to select the tolerance value of the system’s temperature. The
options are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. If you selected 3, it allows the temperature to run
3 degrees higher or lower. The system fan will smartly adjust it’s speed in accordance to the temperature.
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CPU Smart Fan Temperature
This field is used to select the temperature at which the CPU fan runs at full
speed. The temperature will vary within the range of the tolerance value selected
in the field below.
CPU Fan Tolerance Value
This field is used to select the tolerance value of the CPU’s temperature. The options are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. If you selected 3, it allows the temperature to run 3
degrees higher or lower. The CPU fan will smartly adjust it’s speed in accordance
to the temperature.
Case Open Detection
Set this field to Enabled to allow the system to alert you of a chassis intrusion
event.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
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Frequency/Voltage Control
CPU Clock Ratio Unlock
x CPU Clock Ratio
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Disabled
8X
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
CPU Clock Ratio Unlock
Set this field to Enabled to unlock the CPU clock ratio. This will allow you to select the CPU clock ratio in the field below.
CPU Clock Ratio
This field is used to enter the CPU’s frequency ratio.
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Load Fail-Safe Defaults
The “Load Fail-Safe Defaults” option loads the troubleshooting default values permanently stored in the ROM chips. These settings are not optimal and turn off all
high performance features. You should use these values only if you have hardware problems. Highlight this option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
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
Standard
CMOS Features

Frequency/Voltage
Control

Advanced
BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced
Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated
Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Management Setup
Set User Password

Power

PnP/PCI

PC
Configurations
Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Load Fail-Safe Defaults(Y/N)?
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
If you want to proceed, type <Y> and press <Enter>. The default settings will be
loaded.
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Load Optimized Defaults
The “Load Optimized Defaults” option loads optimized settings from the BIOS
ROM. Use the default values as standard values for your system. Highlight this
option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
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
Standard
CMOS Features

Frequency/Voltage
Control

Advanced
BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced
Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated
Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Management Setup
Set User Password

Power

PnP/PCI

PC
Configurations
Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)?
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Load Optimized Defaults
Type <Y> and press <Enter> to load the Setup default values.
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Set Supervisor Password
If you want to protect your system and setup from unauthorized entry, set a
supervisor’s password with the “System” option selected in the Advanced BIOS
Features. If you want to protect access to setup only, but not your system, set
a supervisor’s password with the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS
Features. You will not be prompted for a password when you cold boot the system.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and press <Enter>.
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
Standard
CMOS Features

Frequency/Voltage
Control

Advanced
BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced
Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated
Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Management Setup
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving

Power

PnP/PCI
Configurations
Enter Password:

PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Change/Set/Disable Password
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same password. If you
type in a wrong password, you will be prompted to enter the correct password
again. To delete or disable the password function, highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and press <Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc>
key to return to the main menu.
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Set User Password
If you want another user to have access only to your system but not to setup,
set a user’s password with the “System” option selected in the Advanced BIOS
Features. If you want a user to enter a password when trying to access setup,
set a user’s password with the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS
Features.
Using user’s password to enter Setup allows a user to access only “Set User
Password” that appears in the main menu screen. Access to all other options is
denied.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set User Password” and press <Enter>.
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
Standard
CMOS Features

Frequency/Voltage
Control

Advanced
BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced
Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated
Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Management Setup
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving

Power

PnP/PCI
Configurations
Enter Password:

PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Change/Set/Disable Password
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same password. If you
type in a wrong password, you will be prompted to enter the correct password
again. To delete or disable the password function, highlight “Set User Password”
and press <Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key to
return to the main menu.
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Save & Exit Setup
When all the changes have been made, highlight “Save & Exit Setup” and press
<Enter>.
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
Standard
CMOS Features

Frequency/Voltage
Control

Advanced
BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced
Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated
Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Management Setup
Set User Password

Power

PnP/PCI

PC
Configurations
Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
SAVE to CMOS and EXIT
(Y/N)?
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Save Data to CMOS
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The modifications you have made will be written
into the CMOS memory, and the system will reboot. You will once again see the
initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to make additional changes to the
setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Del> simultaneously after memory testing is done.
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Exit Without Saving
When you do not want to save the changes you have made, highlight “Exit Without Saving” and press <Enter>.
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
Standard
CMOS Features

Frequency/Voltage
Control

Advanced
BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced
Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated
Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Management Setup
Set User Password

Power

PnP/PCI

PC
Configurations
Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)?
N & Exit Setup
Save
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Abandon All Data
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The system will reboot and you will once again see
the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to make any changes to the
setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Del> simultaneously after memory testing is done.
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Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash utility, AWDFLASH.EXE. Please contact technical support or your sales representative for the
files.
1. Save the new BIOS file along with the flash utility AWDFLASH.EXE to a floppy
disk.
2. Reboot the system and enter the Award BIOS Setup Utility to set the first
boot drive to “Floppy”.
3. Save the setting and reboot the system.
4. After the system booted from the floppy disk, execute the flash utility by typing AWDFLASH.EXE. The following screen will appear.
Award BIOS Flash Utility V.8.15B
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
(The current BIOS information will appear in this area.)
File Name to Program :
5. Type the new BIOS file name onto the gray area that is next to “File Name to
Program” then press <Enter>.
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6. The following will appear.
Do You Want to Save BIOS (Y/N)
This question refers to the current existing BIOS in your system. We recommend that you save the current BIOS and its flash utility; just in case you
need to reinstall the BIOS. To save the current BIOS, press <Y> then enter
the file name of the current BIOS. Otherwise, press <N>.
7. The following will then appear.
Press “Y” to Program or “N” to Exit
8. Press <Y> to flash the new BIOS.
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Chapter 4 - Supported Software
Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities and software
applications required to enhance the performance of the system board.
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”.
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Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
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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3. Go through the readme
document for more installation tips then click Next.
4. After all setup operations
are done, click Next.
5. Click Finish to exit setup.
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver
To install, click “Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver” on the main menu.
1. Click “I accept the agreement” then click Next.
2. You are now ready to install
DirectX. Click Next.
3. Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to take
effect.
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Supported Software
Intel Graphics Drivers
To install the driver, click “Intel Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to install the graphics driver.
Click Next.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
3. Go through the readme
document for more installation tips then click Next.
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4. Setup is currently installing
the driver. After installation
has completed, click Next.
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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Audio Drivers
To install the driver, click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu.
1. The installation wizard will
extract the files needed to
install HD audio. After all
files have been extracted,
click Next.
2. Setup is preparing to install
the driver.
3. Setup is now ready to install the driver. Click Next.
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4. Setup is configuring your
new software installation.
5. Follow the prompts on the
screen to complete installation.
6. Click “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installation to take effect.
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LAN Drivers
To install the driver, click “LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
1. The installation wizard will
extract the files needed to
install the driver.
2. You are now ready to install
the driver. Click Install.
3. Setup is currently installing
the driver.
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4. After completing installation, click Finish to exit
setup.
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Hardware Monitor for Windows
The Hardware Monitor for Windows utility is capable of monitoring the system’s
temperature, fan speed, voltage, etc. and allows you to manually set a range
(Highest and Lowest Limit) to the items being monitored. If the settings/values
are over or under the set range, a warning message will pop-up. The utility can
also be configured so that a beeping alarm will sound whenever an error occurs.
We recommend that you use the “Default Setting” which is the ideal setting that
would keep the system in good working condition.
To install, click “Hardware Monitor for Windows” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to install the utility. Click Next.
2. Click Next to install or click
Browse to select another
folder.
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3. Click Next to add the program icon to the Program
Folder.
4. Hardware Doctor is configuring the new software
installation.
5. Follow the prompts on the
screen to complete the installation then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the driver to take effect.
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Installation Notes
1. “Autorun” ONLY supports the Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems. If after inserting the CD, "Autorun" did not automatically start (which
is, the Main Board Utility CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the
root directory of the CD and double-click "Setup".
2. The drivers for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition are also included in the
CD however “Autorun” is not supported for this operating system. Therefore
you must manually install the drivers from the respective folders of each
driver.
3. All steps or procedures to install software drivers are subject to change without notice as the softwares are occassionally updated. Please contact technical support or your sales representative for the latest version of the drivers
or software applications.
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Watchdog Timer
A
Appendix A - Watchdog Sample Code
;Software programming example:
;---------------------------------------------------------------;(1) Enter Superio Configuration mode
;---------------------------------------------------------------MOV
DX,4EH
MOV
AL,87H
OUT
DX,AL
OUT
DX,AL
;-------------------------------------------------------------------------------;(2)Configuration Logical Device 8, register CRF5/CRF6/CRF7
; (WDT count mode / count value / control mode)
;-------------------------------------------------------------------------------MOV
DX,4EH
MOV
AL,07H
;Ready to Program Logical Device
OUT
DX,AL
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,4FH
AL,08H
;Select Logical Device 8
DX,AL
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,4EH
AL,F5H
;Select CRF5
DX,AL
MOV
IN
OR
OUT
DX,4FH
AL,DX
AL,08H
DX,AL
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,4EH
AL,F6H
;Select CRF6
DX,AL
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,4FH
AL,02H
DX,AL
;Set CRF6 value=02 => Watch Dog Timer=2 (unit:Min)
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,4EH
AL,F7H
DX,AL
;Select CRF7
;Set CRF5[Bit:3]=1, WDT count mode=Minute mode
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Watchdog Timer
MOV
MOV
DX,4FH
AL,02H
OUT
DX,AL
;Set CRF7[Bit:7,6]=11, WDT reset by mouse/keyboard
interrupt
;------------------------------------------;(3) Exit extended function mode
;------------------------------------------MOV
DX,4EH
MOV
AL,AAH
OUT
DX,AL
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System Error Message
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Appendix B - System Error Message
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to correct something,
either a beep code will sound or a message will be displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the message, PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or
DEL TO ENTER SETUP, will be shown in the information box at the bottom. Enter
Setup to correct the error.
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.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
Floppy type mismatch.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
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System Error Message
Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
HDD initialization error.
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Sector Verify failed.
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller is pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
correctly
Manufacturing POST loop
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the keyboard controller is pull
low. This is also used for the M/B burn in test at the factory.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
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Troubleshooting
C
Appendix C - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Checklist
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems that you may
encounter with your personal computer. To efficiently troubleshoot your system,
treat each problem individually. This is to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the
problem in case a problem has multiple causes.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter problems while
using your system are listed below.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
3. The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are connected is working. Test the outlet by plugging in a lamp or other electrical device.
4. The monitor is turned on.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted properly.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system and is set
up correctly.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2. Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly attached to the
monitor and the other end is plugged into a working AC outlet. If necessary,
try another outlet.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the monitor and the
system’s display adapter.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s brightness control knob.
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The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1. The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical sync.
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that may be creating
a magnetic field around the display.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
1. If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor may need
to be turned off. Fluorescent lights adjacent to the monitor may also cause
screen wavering.
Power Supply
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
1. Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live outlet and the
other end properly plugged into the back of the system.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is set for the
correct type of voltage you are using.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord and install a
new one if necessary.
Floppy Drive
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1. The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette and try again.
2. The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not write-protected.
3. You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path statement to make
sure you are writing to the targeted drive.
4. There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another diskette with adequate storage space.
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Hard Drive
Hard disk failure.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has been entered in
the BIOS.
2. If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the bootable
(first) hard drive is configured as Master and the second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard drive must have an active/bootable partition.
Excessively long formatting period.
If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to format, it is likely a
cable connection problem. However, if your hard drive has a large capacity, it will
take a longer time to format.
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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System Board
1. Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion slot. If the
add-in card is loose, power off the system, re-install the card and power up
the system.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are properly set.
3. Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
5. If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface and seat all
socketed components. Gently press each component into the socket.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and load the BIOS
defaults.
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