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MSI MS-6382 Instruction manual
MSI
MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL
MS-6382 (v2.X) Micro ATX Mainboard
Version 2.0
G52-MA00563
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Manual Rev: 2.0
Release Date: March 2002
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
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 commercial environment. 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. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct
the interference at his own expense.
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.
Notice 2
Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to
comply with the emission limits.
VOIR LA NOTICE D’INSTALLATION AVANT DE RACCORDER AU
RESEAU.
Micro-Star International MS-6382
Tested to comply
with FCC Standard
For Home or Office Use
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Edition
March 2002
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Revision History
Revision
2.0
Revision History
First Release for PCB 2.X
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Date
March 2002
Safety Instructions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Read the safety instructions carefully.
Save this User’s Guide for possible use later.
Keep this equipment away from humidity.
Lay this equipment on a stable and flat surface before setting it up.
The openings on the enclosure are used for air convection and to prevent
the equipment from overheating. Note: Do not cover the openings.
6. Make sure that the power voltage is within its safety range and has been
adjusted properly to the value of 110/220V before connecting the equipment to the power inlet.
7. Place the power cord in a way that people are unlikely to step on it. Do not
place anything on the power cord.
8. Always unplug the power cord before inserting any add-on card or module.
9. All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
10. Never pour any liquid into the opening that could damage the equipment
or cause an electrical shock.
11. If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by a
service personnel:
l the power cord or plug is damaged
l liquid has penetrated into the equipment
l the equipment has been exposed to moisture
l the equipment has not work well or you can not get it work according
to User’s Guide
l the equipment was dropped and damaged
l the equipment has obvious signs of breakage
12. Do not leave the equipment in an unconditioned environment with a storage temperature of 60 0 C (1400F) or above, which may damage the
equipment.
CAUTION: To prevent explosion caused by improper battery
replacement, use the same or equivalent type of battery recommended
by the manufacturer only.
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CONTENTS
Chapter 1. Getting Started ........................................................................ 1-1
Mainboard Specification ...................................................................... 1-2
Mainboard Layout ............................................................................... 1-4
Quick Components Guide .................................................................... 1-5
Chapter 2. Hardware Setup ....................................................................... 2-1
Central Processing Unit: CPU .............................................................. 2-2
CPU Installation Procedures ......................................................... 2-2
Thermal Issue for CPU .................................................................. 2-3
CPU Core Speed Derivation Procedure ......................................... 2-3
Memory ................................................................................................ 2-4
Introduction to DDR SDRAM ....................................................... 2-4
DDR Module Combination ............................................................ 2-5
Installing DDR Modules ............................................................... 2-5
Power Supply ....................................................................................... 2-6
ATX 20-Pin Power Connector: JWR1 ............................................ 2-6
Back Panel ............................................................................................ 2-7
Mouse Connector ......................................................................... 2-7
Keyboard Connector ..................................................................... 2-8
USB Connectors ............................................................................ 2-8
Serial Port Connectors: COM A & COM B .................................... 2-9
Joystick/Midi Connectors ............................................................. 2-9
Audio Port Connectors ................................................................. 2-9
Parallel Port Connector: LPT1 ...................................................... 2-10
RJ-45 LAN Jack (optional) ........................................................... 2-11
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Connectors ......................................................................................... 2-12
Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1 ........................................... 2-12
Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: J1 ...................................... 2-12
Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 & IDE2 ........................................... 2-13
CD-In Connector: CD_IN ............................................................ 2-14
Aux Line-In Connector: AUX_IN ................................................ 2-14
Modem-In Connector: MODEM_IN ........................................... 2-14
Fan Power Connectors: CFAN1/SFAN1 ...................................... 2-15
Power Saving LED Connector: JGL1 ........................................... 2-16
Power Saving Switch Connector: JGS1 ........................................ 2-17
IrDA Infrared Module Header: FPIR ........................................... 2-17
Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1 ........................................ 2-18
Front Panel Connectors: JFP1 & JFP2 ......................................... 2-19
Front USB Connector: USB1 ....................................................... 2-20
Jumpers .............................................................................................. 2-21
Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1 ........................................................ 2-21
CPU Clock Frequency Selection: SW1 ........................................ 2-22
Slots ................................................................................................... 2-23
AGP Slot ...................................................................................... 2-23
PCI Slots ...................................................................................... 2-23
CNR (Communication Network Riser) ......................................... 2-23
PCI Interrupt Request Routing .................................................... 2-24
Chapter 3. AWARD® BIOS Setup ............................................................ 3-1
Entering Setup ...................................................................................... 3-2
Control Keys ................................................................................. 3-2
Getting Help .................................................................................. 3-3
The Main Menu ................................................................................... 3-4
Standard CMOS Features .................................................................... 3-6
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Advanced BIOS Features .................................................................... 3-8
Advanced Chipset Features ............................................................... 3-12
Integrated Peripherals ........................................................................ 3-16
Power Management Setup ................................................................. 3-21
PNP/PCI Configurations ..................................................................... 3-26
PC Health Status ................................................................................ 3-29
Frequency/Voltage Control ................................................................ 3-30
Load Fail-Safe/Optimized Defaults ..................................................... 3-31
Set Supervisor/User Password ........................................................... 3-32
Glossary .................................................................................................... G-1
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Getting Started
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Getting Started
1
The MS6382 v2.X Micro-ATX mainboard is a high performance
computer mainboard based on VIA KT266A & VT8233A chipsets. The
KT266A chipset is ideal for high quality and high integration desktop and
notebook AGP/PCI/LPC computer systems based on Socket A processors.
The VT8233A V-Link Client controller is a highly integrated PCI/LPC
controller. It supports three PCI slots of arbitration and decoding for all
integrated functions and LPC bus.
For sophisticated power management, the KT266A chipset provides
independent clock stop control for the SDRAM, PCI buses and Dynamic
CKE control for powering down of the SDRAM. A seperate suspend-well
plane is implemented for the SDRAM control signals for the Suspend-toDRAM operation.
TOPICS
Mainboard Specification
Mainboard Layout
Quick Components Guide
1-1
1-2
1-4
1-5
Chapter 1
Mainboard Specification
CPU
Socket 462 (Socket A) for AMD® DuronTM/AthlonTM processor with 200/
266MHz FSB
Support 600MHz up to 1.5GHz processor
Chipset
VIA® KT266A Chipset
- Support 66MHz V-Link Host interface with peak bandwidth of 266MB/s
- Advanced ECC memory controller supporting PC133/PC100 SDR
SDRAM and PC2100/1600 DDR SDRAM
- Full featured AGP Controller: AGP v2.0 compliant
VIA® VT8233A Chipset
- High bandwidth V-Link client controller
- Integrated faster Ethernet controller
- Direct sound ready AC97 digital audio controller
- Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 master mode EIDE controller
- Support both ACPI and legacy APM power management
Clock Generator
Cypress CY28341OC rev. D (support 2 DDR DIMM)
Main Memory
Support four memory banks using two 184-pin (100/133MHz) DDR DIMM
Support a maximum memory size of 2GB
Slots
One (Accelerated Graphics Port) AGP slot
One CNR (Communication Network Riser) slot
Three 32-bit Master PCI Bus slots
- 3rd PCI with “MEDION” specification reserved
Supports 3.3v/5v PCI bus Interface
On-BoardIDE
Dual Channel master mode IDE controller on the VIA® VT8233A Chipset
provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA 33/66/
100/133 operation modes
Can connect up to four IDE devices
1-2
Getting Started
Audio
2 channels S/W Audio CODEC, Realtek ALC201A
AC97’s digital link controller was integrated in VIA VT8233A
On-Board Peripherals
On-Board Peripherals include:
- 1 floppy port supports 2 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.
88Mbytes.
- 2 serial ports (COMA + COM B)
- 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
- 4 USB ports (2 x Rear / 2x Front)
- 1 Audio/Game port
- 1 optional RJ-45 LAN jack (Reaktek RTL8100BL)
BIOS
The mainboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the
peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) function which records your mainboard specifications.
Dimension
M-ATX Form Factor: 9.6 in. x 8.25 in.
Mounting
6 mounting holes
Others
Support STR/STD (S3/S4)
Support PS2/USB KBD/Mouse Wakeup function in S3 mode
PC 2001 Compliance
Support Chassis Intrusion Detection & SIR
1-3
Chapter 1
SOCKET 462
Winbond
W83697HF
FDD 1
Top: LAN Jack
Bottom: USB
ports
CFAN1
ATX
Power Supply
Top : mouse
Bottom: keyboard
BIOS
Mainboard Layout
J1
Top : Parallel Port
Bottom:
COM A
COM B
VIA
KT266A
AGP Slot
RTL
8100BL
DDR 1
PCI Slot 1
SW1
VT8233A
PCI Slot 2
Codec
ALC201A
BATT
+
PCI Slot 3
JGS1
SFAN1
JAUD1
CNR
IDE 1
AUX_IN
MODEM_IN
DDR 2
Bottom: CD_IN
Line-Out
Line-In
Mic
IDE 2
Top :
Game port
JFP2
USB1
JBAT1
FPIR
JGL1 JFP1
MS-6382 v2.X Micro ATX Mainboard
1-4
Getting Started
Quick Components Guide
Component
JWR1
USB Connectors
COM A & B Connector
Game/Audio Connectors
LPT1
RJ-45 LAN Jack
FDD1
J1
IDE1~ IDE2
CD_IN
AUX_IN
MODEM_IN
CFAN1/SFAN1
JGL1
JGS1
FPIR
JAUD1
JFP1 & JFP2
USB1
JBAT1
SW1
AGP Slot
PCI Slots
CNR Slots
Function
ATX 20-pin Power Connector
Connecting to USB devices
Connecting to Serial ports
Connecting to Game/Audio devices
Parallel port connector
Connecting to LAN devices
Floppy disk drive connector
Chassis intrusion switch
Hard disk connectors
CD-in connector
Aux line-in connector
Modem-in connector
Fan power connectors
Power Saving LED Connector
Power Saving Switch Connector
IrDA infrared module connector
Front panel audio connector
Front panel connectors
Front USB connector
Clear CMOS jumper
CPU FSB jumper
Connecting to expansion cards
Connecting to expansion cards
Connecting to expansion cards
1-5
Reference
See p. 2-6
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Hardware Setup
Chapter 2. Hardware Setup
Hardware Setup
2
This chapter provides you with the information about hardware setup
procedures. While doing the installation, be careful in holding the components
and follow the installation procedures. For some components, if you install in
the wrong orientation, the components will not work properly.
Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. Static
electricity may damage the components.
TOPICS
Central Processing Unit: CPU
Memory
Power Supply
Back Panel
Connectors
Jumpers
Slots
2-1
2-2
2-5
2-6
2-7
2-12
2-21
2-23
Chapter 2
Central Processing Unit: CPU
The mainboard supports AMD ® Duron TM/AthlonTM processor. The
mainboard uses a CPU socket called Socket-462 for easy CPU installation.
When you are installing the CPU, make sure the CPU has a heat sink and a
cooling fan attached on the top to prevent overheating. If you do not find the
heat sink and cooling fan, contact your dealer to purchase and install them
before turning on the computer.
CPU Installation Procedures
Open Lever
1. Pull the lever sideways away
from the socket. Then, raise
the lever up to a 90-degree
angle.
Sliding
Plate
2. Look for the cut edge. The cut
edge should point towards the
lever pivot. The CPU will only
fit in the correct orientation.
Cut edge
Close
Lever
3. Hold the CPU down firmly,
and then close the lever to
complete the installation.
WARNING!
Overheating will seriously damage the CPU and system,
always make sure the cooling fan can work properly to
protect the CPU from overheating.
2-2
Hardware Setup
Thermal Issue for CPU
As processor technology pushes to faster speeds and higher performance,
thermal management becomes increasingly crucial when building computer
systems. Maintaining the proper thermal environment is key to reliable
operation. As such, the processor must be maintained in the specified thermal
requirements. AMD recommends the use of high performance thermal interface material.
AMD Athlon™ processor with a speed of 600MHz and above requires LARGER
heatsink and fan. You also need to add thermal grease between the CPU and
heatsink to improve heat dissipation. Then, make sure that the CPU and heatsink
are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. These are needed
to prevent damaging the processor and ensuring reliable operation.
You can check AMD’s web site for more information on proper cooling.
CPU Core Speed Derivation Procedure
If
CPU Clock
Core/Bus ratio
then CPU core speed
WARNING!
=
=
=
=
=
100MHz
7
Host Clock x Core/Bus ratio
100MHz x 7
700MHz
While replacing the CPU, always turn off the ATX
power supply or unplug the power cable of the ATX
power supply from grounded outlet first to ensure the
safety of CPU.
2-3
Chapter 2
Memory
DDR 1
DDR 2
The mainboard provides 2 slots for 184-pin, 2.5V unbuffered DDR DIMM
with 4 memory banks. You can install PC1600 or PC2100 DDR SDRAM modules on the DDR DIMM slots (DDR 1~2). To operate properly, at least one
DIMM module must be installed.
Note: The DDR DIMM slots DO NOT support PC2700 modules.
Introduction to DDR SDRAM
DDR (Double Data Rate) SDRAM is similar to conventional SDRAM,
but doubles the rate by transferring data twice per cycle. It uses 2.5 volts as
opposed to 3.3 volts used in SDR SDRAM, and requires 184-pin DIMM modules rather than 168-pin DIMM modules used by SDR SDRAM. Two types of
DDR SDRAM are available at the time of writing: PC1600, PC2100.
The following table shows the clock and peak bandwidth of each type of
DDR SDRAM module:
Clock
Peak
Bandwidth
PC2100
(DDR266)
133MHz
PC1600
(DDR200)
100MHz
2133MB/s
1600MB/s
2-4
Hardware Setup
DDR Module Combination
You can install either single sided or double sided 184-pin DDR DIMM
modules into DDR DIMM slots to meet your needs. Different from the SDR
DIMM, the DDR DIMM has only one notch on the center of module. The
number of pins on either side of the breaks are different. The module will only
fit in the right orientation.
You can install memory modules in any combination as follows:
Slot
M emory M odule
Total M emory
Slot 1
(Bank 0 & Bank 1)
64MB, 128MB,
256MB, 512MB, 1GB
64M B~1GB
Slot 2
(Bank 2 & Bank 3)
64MB, 128MB,
256MB, 512MB, 1GB
64M B~1GB
M aximum System M emory Supported
64M B~2GB
Installing DDR Modules
1. The DDR DIMM has only one notch on the center of module. The module
will only fit in the right orientation.
2. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMM slot. Then
push it in.
notch
Volt
3. The plastic clip at each side of the DIMM slot will automatically close.
2-5
Chapter 2
Power Supply
The mainboard supports ATX power supply for the power system. Before inserting the power supply connector, always make sure that all components are installed properly to ensure that no damage will be caused.
ATX 20-Pin Power Connector: JWR1
This connector allows you to connect to an ATX power supply. To
connect to the ATX power supply, make sure the plugs of the power supply is
inserted in the proper orientation and the pins are aligned. Then push down
the power supply firmly into the connector. The power connector supports
instant power on function which means that system will boot up immediately
when the power supply connector is inserted on the board.
10
20
1
11
JWR1
JWR1 Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
3.3V
3.3V
GND
5V
GND
5V
GND
PW_OK
5V_SB
10
12V
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
3.3V
-12V
GND
PS_ON
GND
GND
GND
-5V
5V
5V
2-6
Hardware Setup
Back Panel
The Back Panel provides the following connectors:
LAN
Mouse (optional)
Keyboard
Parallel
COM A
USB
Midi/Joystick
COM B
L-out L-in MIC
Mouse Connector
The mainboard provides a standard PS/2® mouse mini DIN connector for
attaching a PS/2 ® mouse. You can plug a PS/2® mouse directly into this
connector. The connector location and pin assignments are as follows:
Pin Definition
6
5
3
4
2
1
PS/2 Mouse (6-pin Female)
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
Mouse DATA
NC
GND
VCC
Mouse Clock
NC
Mouse DATA
No connection
Ground
+5V
Mouse clock
No connection
2-7
Chapter 2
Keyboard Connector
The mainboard provides a standard PS/2® keyboard mini DIN connector
for attaching a PS/2® keyboard. You can plug a PS/2® keyboard directly into
this connector.
Pin Definition
6
5
3
4
2
1
PS/2 Keyboard (6-pin Female)
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
Keyboard DATA
NC
GND
VCC
Keyboard Clock
NC
Keyboard DATA
No connection
Ground
+5V
Keyboard clock
No connection
USB Connectors
The mainboard provides a UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface)
Universal Serial Bus root for attaching USB devices such as keyboard, mouse
or other USB-compatible devices. You can plug the USB device directly into
the connector.
USB Port Description
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
USB Ports
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
VCC
-Data 0
+Data0
GND
VCC
-Data 1
+Data 1
GND
+5V
Negative Data Channel 0
Positive Data Channel 0
Ground
+5V
Negative Data Channel 1
Positive Data Channel 1
Ground
2-8
Hardware Setup
Serial Port Connector: COM A & COM B
The mainboard offers two 9-pin male DIN connectors as serial port COM
A and COM B. The ports are 16550A high speed communication ports that
send/receive 16 bytes FIFOs. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial
devices directly to them.
Pin Definition
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9
9-Pin Male DIN Connectors
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DCD
SIN
SOUT
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
Data Carry Detect
Serial In or Receive Data
Serial Out or Transmit Data
Data Terminal Ready)
Ground
Data Set Ready
Request To Send
Clear To Send
Ring Indicate
Joystick/Midi Connectors
You can connect a joystick or game pad to this connector.
Audio Port Connectors
Line Out is a connector for Speakers or Headphones. Line In is used for
external CD player, Tape player, or other audio devices. Mic is a connector for
microphones.
1/8” Stereo Audio Connectors
Line Out Line In
2-9
MIC
Chapter 2
Parallel Port Connector: LPT1
The mainboard provides a 25-pin female centronic connector for LPT. A
parallel port is a standard printer port that supports Enhanced Parallel Port
(EPP) and Extended Capabilities Parallel Port (ECP) mode.
13
1
14
25
Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
STROBE
DATA0
DATA1
DATA2
DATA3
DATA4
DATA5
DATA6
DATA7
ACK#
BUSY
PE
SELECT
AUTO FEED#
ERR#
INIT#
SLIN#
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
Strobe
Data0
Data1
Data2
Data3
Data4
Data5
Data6
Data7
Acknowledge
Busy
Paper End
Select
Automatic Feed
Error
Initialize Printer
Select In
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
2-10
Hardware Setup
RJ-45 LAN Jack (optional)
The mainboard provides one standard RJ-45 jack for connection to Local
Area Network (LAN). You can connect a network cable to the LAN jack.
Pin Definition
RJ-45 LAN Jack
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
TDP
Transmit Differential Pair
2
TDN
Transmit Differential Pair
3
RDP
Receive Differential Pair
4
NC
Not Used
5
NC
Not Used
6
RDN
Receive Differential Pair
7
NC
Not Used
8
NC
Not Used
2-11
Chapter 2
Connectors
The mainboard provides connectors to connect to FDD, IDE HDD, case,
modem, LAN, USB Ports, IR module and CPU/System FAN.
Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1
The mainboard provides a standard floppy disk drive connector that
supports 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M floppy disk types.
FDD1
Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: J1
This connector is connected to 2-pin connector chassis switch. If the
Chassis is open, the switch will be short. The system will record this status. To
clear the warning, you must enter the BIOS settting and clear the status. J1 is
compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.
1
CINTRU
GND
J1
2-12
Hardware Setup
Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 & IDE2
The mainboard has a 32-bit Enhanced PCI IDE and Ultra DMA 33/66/100/
133 controller that provides PIO mode 0~4, Bus Master, and Ultra DMA33/66/
100/133 function. You can connect up to four hard disk drives, CD-ROM, 120MB
Floppy (reserved for future BIOS) and other devices. These connectors support the provided IDE hard disk cable.
IDE1 IDE2
IDE1 (Primary IDE Connector)
The first hard drive should always be connected to IDE1. IDE1 can
connect a Master and a Slave drive. You must configure second hard
drive to Slave mode by setting the jumper accordingly.
IDE2 (Secondary IDE Connector)
IDE2 can also connect a Master and a Slave drive.
TIP:
If you install two hard disks on cable, you must configure the
second drive to Slave mode by setting its jumper. Refer to the
hard disk documentation supplied by hard disk vendors for jumper
setting instructions.
2-13
Chapter 2
CD-In Connector: CD_IN
The connector is for CD-ROM audio connector.
Aux Line-In Connector: AUX_IN
The connector is for DVD add-on card with Line-in connector.
Modem-In Connector: MODEM_IN
The connector is for modem with internal audio connector.
CD_IN
R GND L
MODEM_IN
Mono_Out
AUX_IN
R
GND
GND
Phone_In
L
2-14
Hardware Setup
Fan Power Connectors: CFAN1/SFAN1
The CFAN1 (processor fan) and SFAN1 (system fan) support system
cooling fan with +12V. It supports three-pin head connector. When connecting the wire to the connectors, always take note that the red wire is the positive
and should be connected to the +12V, the black wire is Ground and should be
connected to GND. If the mainboard has a System Hardware Monitor chipset
on-board, you must use a specially designed fan with speed sensor to take
advantage of the CPU fan control.
SENSOR
+12V
GND
CFAN1
SENSOR
+12V
GND
SFAN1
Note:
1. Always consult the vendor for proper CPU cooling fan.
2. CPU Fan supports the fan control. You can install the PC Alert
utility that will automatically control the CPU Fan speed according to the actual CPU temperature.
2-15
Chapter 2
Power Saving LED Connector: JGL1
JGL1 is connected to a power saving LED. There are three types of LED
that you can use: 3-pin dual color or 2-pin single/dual color LED. If connected
to a dual color LED, the LED light is green when system is turned on, and turns
to orange color while entering the sleep state. For single color LED, the LED is
lit when the system is on, and blinks during the sleep state.
1
PLED1
PLED2
GND
JGL1
3-Pin LED
2-Pin LED
Green Color
Green Color
Orange Color
Orange Color
1
1
3
Green:Full-on Mode
Orange: Sleep Mode
2-16
3
Dual Color
Hardware Setup
Power Saving Switch Connector: JGS1
Attach a power saving switch to this connector. Pressing the switch
once will have the system enter the sleep/suspend state. Press any key to wake
up the system.
JGS1
IrDA Infrared Module Header: FPIR
This connector allows you to connect to IrDA Infrared modules and is
compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide. You must
configure the setting through the BIOS setup to use the IR function.
FPIR Pin Definition
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
NC
NC
VCC5
GND
IRTX
IRRX
1
2
5
6
FPIR
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Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1
The front panel audio connector, JAUD1, allows you to connect to the
front panel audio and is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity
Design Guide.
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9
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Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
AUD_MIC
AUD_GND
AUD_MIC_BIAS
AUD_VCC
AUD_FPOUT_R
AUD_RET_R
HP_ON
KEY
AUD_FPOUT_L
AUD_RET_L
Front panel microphone input signal
Ground used by analog audio circuits
Microphone power
Filtered +5V used by analog audio circuits
Right channel audio signal to front panel
Right channel audio signal return from front panel
Reserved for future use to control headphone amplifier
No pin
Left channel audio signal to front panel
Left channel audio signal return from front panel
CAUTION!!!
If you don’t want to connect to the front audio
header, pins 5 and 6, 9 and 10 have to be shorted
by jumper caps in order to have signal output
directed to the rear audio ports.
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Front Panel Connectors: JFP1 & JFP2
The mainboard provides two front panel connectors for electrical connection to the front panel switches and LEDs. JFP1 and JFP2 are compliant
with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.
8
7
2
1
JFP2
10
9
2
1
JFP1
JFP2 Pin Definition
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal
GND
SPKSLED
BUZ+
Pin
5
6
7
8
Signal
PLED
BUZNC
SPK+
JFP1 Switch/LED Front Panel Electrical Connection
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
HD_LED_P
FP PWR/SLP
HD_LED_N
FP PWR/SLP
RST_SW_N
PWR_SW_P
RST_SW_P
PWR_SW_N
RSVD_DNU
Hard disk LED pull-up to +5V
MSG LED pull-up (330ohm) to +5V
Hard disk active LED
MSG LED pull-up (330ohm) to +5V
Reset Switch low reference pull-down to GND
Power Switch high reference pull-up to +5V
Reset Switch high reference pull-up to +5V
Power Switch low reference pull-down to GND
Reserved. Do not use.
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Front USB Connector: USB1
The mainboard provides one front Universal Serial Bus connector for
users to connect to USB devices. USB1 is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/
O Connectivity Design Guide.
10
2
1
USB1
9
(Intel spec)
USB1 Pin Definition
Pin
Description
Pin
1
USBPWR
2
Description
USBPWR
3
USBP0-
4
USBP1-
5
USBP0+
6
USBP1+
7
GND
8
GND
9
NC
10
USBOC-
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Jumpers
The motherboard provides one jumper for you to set the computer’s
function. This section will explain how to change your motherboard’s function
through the use of the jumper.
Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1
There is a CMOS RAM on board that has a power supply from external
battery to keep the data of system configuration. With the CMOS RAM, the
system can automatically boot OS every time it is turned on. That battery has
long life time for at least 5 years. If you want to clear the system configuration,
use the JBAT1 (Clear CMOS Jumper ) to clear data. Follow the instructions
below to clear the data:
1
1
3
3
Clear CMOS
Keep CMOS
1
3
JBAT1
WARNING!
You can clear CMOS by shorting 2-3 pin while the
system is off. Then return to 1-2 pin position. Avoid
clearing the CMOS while the system is on; it will
damage the mainboard.
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CPU Clock Frequency Selection: SW1
The default hardware configuration for CPU Clock Frequency is set at
100 MHz. To use a 133 MHz CPU, you need to adjust the CPU clock up to 133
MHz by setting the SW1 jumper.
1
3
SW1
1
1
3
3
133MHz
WARNING!
100MHz
While replacing the CPU, always turn off the ATX
power supply or unplug the power cable of the ATX
power supply from grounded outlet first to ensure the
safety of CPU.
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Slots
The motherboard provides three 32-bit Master PCI bus slots, one AGP
slot and one CNR slot.
AGP Slot
PCI Slots
CNR Slot
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) Slot
The AGP slot allows you to insert the AGP graphics card. AGP is an
interface specification designed for the throughput demands of 3D graphics.
It introduces a 66MHz, 32-bit channel for the graphics controller to directly
access main memory. The slot supports 1.5V/3.3V 2x/4x AGP card.
PCI Slots
Three PCI slots allow you to insert the expansion cards to meet your
needs. When adding or removing expansion cards, make sure that you unplug
the power supply first. Meanwhile, read the documentation for the expansion
card to make any necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion
card, such as jumpers, switches or BIOS configuration.
CNR (Communication Network Riser)
The CNR slot allows you to insert the CNR expansion cards. CNR is a
specially designed audio, or modem riser card for ATX family motherboards.
Its main processing is done through software and controlled by the
motherboard’s chipset.
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PCI Interrupt Request Routing
The IRQ, abbreviation of interrupt request line and pronounced I-R-Q,
are hardware lines over which devices can send interrupt signals to the
microprocessor. The PCI IRQ pins are typically connected to the PCI bus INT
A# ~ INT D# pins as follows:
Order 1
Order 2
Order 3
Order 4
PCI Slot 1
INT A#
INT B#
INT C#
INT D#
PCI Slot 2
INT B#
INT C#
INT D#
INT A#
PCI Slot 3
INT C#
INT D#
INT A#
INT B#
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Chapter 4. AWARD® BIOS Setup
AWARD® BIOS Setup
This chapter provides information on the AWARD® BIOS Setup program and
allows you to configure the system for optimum use.
You may need to run the Setup program when:
An error message appears on the screen during the system booting up, and
requests you to run SETUP.
You want to change the default settings for customized features.
TOPICS
Entering Setup
The Main Menu
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Advanced Chipset Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PNP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
Frequency/Voltage Control
Load Fail-Safe/Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor/User Password
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Entering Setup
Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self Test)
process. When the message below appears on the screen, press <DEL> key to
enter Setup.
Press DEL to enter SETUP
If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter
Setup, restart the system by turning it OFF and On or pressing the RESET
button. You may also restart the system by simultaneously pressing <Ctrl>,
<Alt>, and <Delete> keys.
Control Keys
<↑>
Move to the previous item
<↓>
Move to the next item
<←>
Move to the item in the left hand
<→>
Move to the item in the right hand
<Enter>
Select the item
<Esc>
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a submenu
<+/PU>
Increase the numeric value or make changes
<-/PD>
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
<F1>
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page
Setup Menu
<F5>
Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for Option Page
Setup Menu
<F6>
Load the default CMOS value from Fail-Safe default table, only for
Option Page Setup Menu
<F7>
Load Optimized defaults
<F10>
Save all the CMOS changes and exit
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Getting Help
After entering the Setup menu, the first menu you will see is the Main Menu.
Main Menu
The main menu lists the setup functions you can make changes to. You can use
the control keys ( ↑↓ ) to select the item. The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Sub-Menu
If you find a right pointer symbol (as shown
in the right view) appears to the left of certain fields that means a sub-menu can be
launched from this field. A sub-menu contains additional options for a field parameter.
You can use control keys ( ↑↓ ) to highlight
the field and press <Enter> to call up the
sub-menu. Then you can use the control keys to enter values and move from
field to field within a sub-menu. If you want to return to the main menu, just
press the <Esc >.
General Help <F1>
The BIOS setup program provides a General Help screen. You can call up this
screen from any menu by simply pressing <F1>. The Help screen lists the
appropriate keys to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item.
Press <Esc> to exit the Help screen.
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The Main Menu
Once you enter Award® BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu (Figure 1)
will appear on the screen. The Main Menu allows you to select from twelve
setup functions and two exit choices. Use arrow keys to select among the items
and press <Enter> to accept or enter the sub-menu.
Standard CMOS Features
Use this Menu for basic system configurations.
Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to set the Advanced Features available on your system.
Advanced Chipset Features
Use this menu to change the values in the chipset registers and optimize your
system’s performance.
Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to specify your settings for integrated peripherals.
Power Management Setup
Use this menu to specify your settings for power management.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
This entry appears if your system supports PnP/PCI.
PC Health Status
This entry shows your PC health status.
Frequency/Voltage Control
Use this menu to specify your settings for frequency/voltage control.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Use this menu to load the BIOS default values for minimal but stable system
performance.
Load Optimized Defaults
Use this menu to load the BIOS default values that are factory settings for
optimal system operations.
Set Supervisor/User Password
Use this menu to set User and Supervisor Passwords.
Save & Exit Setup
Save CMOS value changes to CMOS and exit setup.
Exit Without Saving
Abandon all CMOS value changes and exit setup.
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Standard CMOS Features
The items in Standard CMOS Features Menu are divided into 10 categories.
Each category includes no, one or more than one setup items. Use the arrow
keys to highlight the item and then use the <PgUp> or <PgDn> keys to select
the value you want in each item.
Date
The date format is <day><month> <date> <year>.
day Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, determined by BIOS. Read-only.
month The month from Jan. through Dec.
date The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric function keys.
year The year, depends on the year of the BIOS
Time
The time format is <hour> <minute> <second>.
IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave
Press PgUp/<+> or PgDn/<-> to select Manual, None, Auto type. Note that the
specifications of your drive must match with the drive table. The hard disk will
not work properly if you enter improper information for this category. If your
hard disk drive type is not matched or listed, you can use Manual to define
your own drive type manually.
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If you select Manual, related information is asked to be entered to the following items. Enter the information directly from the keyboard. This information
should be provided in the documentation from your hard disk vendor or the
system manufacturer.
If the controller of HDD interface is SCSI, the selection shall be “None”.
If the controller of HDD interface is CD-ROM, the selection shall be “None”.
Access Mode
The settings are CHS, LBA, Large, Auto.
Capacity
The formatted size of the storage device.
Cylinder
Number of cylinders.
Head
Number of heads.
Precomp
Write precompensation.
Landing Zone Cylinder location of the landing zone.
Sector
Number of sectors.
Drive A/B
This item allows you to set the type of floppy drives installed. Available
options are None, 360K, 5.25 in., 1.2M, 5.25 in., 720K, 3.5 in., 1.44M, 3.5 in.,
2.88M, 3.5 in.
Video
The setting controls the type of video adapter used for the primary monitor of
the system. Available options are EGA/VGA , CGA 40, CGA 80 and Mono.
Halt On
The setting determines whether the system will stop if an error is detected at
boot. Available options are:
All Errors
No Errors
All, But Keyboard
All, But Diskette
All, But Disk/Key
The system stops when any error is detected.
The system doesn’t stop for any detected error.
The system doesn’t stop for a keyboard error.
The system doesn’t stop for a disk error.
The system doesn’t stop for either a disk or a
keyboard error.
Base/Extended/Total Memory
The three items show the memory status of your system (read only).
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Anti-Virus Protection
The item is to set the Virus Warning feature for IDE Hard Disk boot sector
protection. If the function is enabled and any attempt to write data into this
area is made, BIOS will display a warning message on the screen and beep.
Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
CPU Internal Cache
Cache memory is additional memory that is much faster than the system memory.
This item allows you to enable or disable the level 1 (L1) cache. the internal
cache is built in the processor. Available settings: Disabled and Enabled.
External Cache
This item allows you to enable or disable the level 2 (L2) cache. Available
options: Disabled, Enabled.
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
This allows you to enable or disable the ECC (Error-Correcting Code) feature
to check the data when it passes through L2 cache memory. Settings are
Enabled and Disabled.
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Quick Power On Self Test
The option speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) after you power on the
computer. when setting the item to enabled, BIOS will shorten or skep some
check items during POST. Available options: Disabled, Enabled.
1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device
The items allow you to set the sequence of boot devices where BIOS attempts
to load the disk operating system. The settings are:
Floppy
The system will boot from floppy drive.
LS120
The system will boot from LS-120 drive.
HDD-0
The system will boot from the first HDD.
SCSI
The system will boot from the SCSI.
CDROM
The system will boot from the CD-ROM.
HDD-1
The system will boot from the second HDD.
HDD-2
The system will boot from the third HDD.
HDD-3
The system will boot from the fourth HDD.
ZIP
The system will boot from ATAPI ZIP drive.
LAN
The system will boot from the Network drive.
Disabled
Disable this sequence.
Boot Other Device
Setting the option to Enabled allows the system to try to boot from other
device if the system fails to boot from the 1st/2nd/3rd boot device.
Swap Floppy Drive
Setting to Enabled will swap floppy drives A: and B:.
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Setting to Enabled will make BIOS seek floppy drive A: before booting the
system. Setting options are Disabled and Enabled. Default is Enabled.
Boot Up Num-Lock Status
This item is to set the Num Lock status when the system is powered on.
Setting to On will turn on the Num Lock key when the system is powered on.
Setting to Off will allow end users to use the arrow keys on the numeric keypad.
Settings: On and Off.
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Gate A20 Option
This item is to set the Gate A20 status. A20 refers to the first 64KB of extended
memory. When the default value Fast is selected, the Gate A20 is controlled by
Port92 or chipset specific method resulting in faster system performance. When
Normal is selected, A20 is controlled by a keyboard controller or chipset
hardware.
Typematic Rate Setting
This item is used to enable or disable the typematic rate setting, including
Typematic Rate & Typematic Delay.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
After Typematic Rate Setting is enabled, this item allows you to set the rate
(characters/second) at which the keys are accelerated. Settings: 6, 8, 10, 12,
15, 20, 24 and 30.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
This item allows you to select the delay between when the key was first pressed
and when the acceleration begins. Settings: 250, 500, 750 and 1000.
Security Option
This specifies the type of BIOS password protection that is implemented. Settings are described below:
Option
Setup
Description
The password prompt appears only when end users try to
run Setup.
System
A password prompt appears every time when the computer is powered on or when end users try to run Setup.
APIC Mode
This field is used to enable or disable the APIC (Advanced Programmable
Interrupt Controller). Due to compliance with PC2001 design guide, the system
is able to run in APIC mode. Enabling APIC mode will expand available IRQ
resources for the system. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
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MPS Version Control For OS
This field allows you to select which MPS (Multi-Processor Specification)
version to be used for the operating system. You need to select the MPS
version supported by your operating system. To find out which version to use,
consult the vendor of your operating system. Settings: 1.4 and 1.1.
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
This allows you to run the OS/2® operating system with DRAM greater than
64MB. .Setting options: OS2, Non-OS2.
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Advanced Chipset Features
The Advanced Chipset Features Setup option is used to change the values of
the chipset registers. These registers control most of the system options in the
computer.
Note: Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset.
DRAM Clock/Drive Control
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
DRAM Timing by SPD
If the setting is set to [Yes], the BIOS will set DRAM Frequency, DRAM
CAS Latency, Bank Interleave, Row Precharge, RAS Pulse, RAS to CAS
and Burst Length to follow the SPD configuration of memory modules
automatically. If the setting is set to [No], you can change the settings of
the items mentioned earlier as you want.
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DRAM Frequency (MHz)
Use this item to configure the clock frequency of the installed SDRAM.
Settings options are:
HCLK
The DRAM clock will be equal to the host clock.
HCLK-33
The DRAM clock will be equal to the host clock minus 33
MHz. For example, if the host clock is 133 MHz, the
DRAM clock will be 100 MHz.
HCLK+33
The DRAM clock will be equal to the host clock plus
33MHz. For example, if the host clock is 100 MHz, the
DRAM clock will be 133 MHz.
Auto
DRAM clock frequency is determined by the contents of
SPD EEPROM on the DRAM module.
DRAM CAS Latency
This controls the timing delay (in clock cybles) before SDRAM starts a
read command after receiving it. Settings: Auto, 2, 2.5, 3 (T=clock cycle).
2 (clocks) increases the system performance to the most extreme extent
while 3 (clocks) provides the most stable performance.
Bank Interleave
Set the option to Auto for the system to select the appropriate bank
interleave for the installed SDRAM. Disable the function if 16MB SDRAM
is installed. Settings: Disabled, Auto.
Row Precharge
This item controls the number of cycles of Row Address Strobe (RAS) to
be allowed to precharge. If insufficient time is allowed for the RAS to
accumulate its charge before DRAM refresh, refresh may be incomplete
and DRAM may fail to retain data. This item applies only when
synchronous DRAM is installed in the system. Available settings: 2T,
3T, Auto.
RAS Pulse
This setting allows you to select the number of clock cycles allotted for
the RAS pulse width, according the DRAM specifications. The less the
clock cycles, the faster the DRAM performance. Settings: 6T, 5T, Auto.
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RAS to CAS
Use this feature to set the number of cycles for a timing delay between the
CAS and RAS strobe signals, used when DRAM is written to, read from
or refreshed. Fast speed offers faster performance while slow speed offers
more stable performance. Settings: 3T, 2T, Auto.
Burst Length
This setting allows you to set the size of Burst-Length for DRAM. Bursting
feature is a technique that DRAM itself predicts the address of the next
memory location to be accessed after the first address is accessed. To
use the feature, you need to define the burst length, which is the actual
length of burst plus the starting address and allows internal address
counter to properly generate the next memory location. The bigger the
size, the faster the DRAM performance. Settings: Auto, 4, 8.
DRAM Command Rate
This setting controls the SDRAM command rate. Selecting 1T allows
SDRAM signal controller to run at 1 clock cycle rate. Selecting 2T makes
SDRAM signal controller run at 2 clock cycle rate. 1T is faster than 2T.
Setting options: 2T, 1T.
Current Host (FSB) Clock/DRAM Frequency
These features show the current host clock and DRAM clock frequency.
(read only)
Current DDR Frequency
This read-only feature will show up only if DDR is installed.
AGP & P2P Bridge Control
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
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AGP Aperture Size
This setting controls just how much system RAM can be allocated to
AGP for video purposes. The aperture is a portion of the PCI memory
address range dedicated to graphics memory address space. Host
cycles that hit the aperture range are forwarded to the AGP without any
translation. The option allows the selection of an aperture size of 4, 8,
16, 32, 64, 128, and 256 (MB).
AGPMode
The item sets an appropriate mode for the installed AGP card. Setting
options: 1x, 2x, 4x, Auto. Select 4x only if your AGP card supports it.
AGP Driving Control
This item allows you to adjust the AGP driving force. Choose Manual to
key in a AGP Driving Value in the next selection. This feature is
recommended to set to Auto for avoing any error in your system.
AGP Driving Value
This item allows you to adjust the AGP driving force.
AGP Fast Write
This option enables or disables the AGP Fast Write feature. The Fast
Write technology allows the CPU to write directly to the graphics card
without passing anything through the system memory and improves the
AGP 4X speed. Select Enabled only when the installed AGP card supports
this function. Settings: Enabled, Disabled.
AGP Master 1 W/S Write
The option allows users to insert one wait state into the AGP write cycle.
Settings: Enabled, Disabled.
AGP Master 1 W/S Read
The option allows users to insert one wait state into the AGP read cycle.
Settings: Enabled, Disabled.
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Integrated Peripherals
Onboard Realtek LAN
This function is activated only when LAN is integrated on the board. This is
used to enable or disable the onboard Realtek LAN controller. Settings:
Enabled, Disabled.
VIA OnChip IDE Device
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
OnChip IDE Channel 0/1
The integrated peripheral controller contains an IDE interface with support
for two IDE channels. choose Enabled to activate each channel separately.
IDE Prefetch Mode
The onboard IDE drive interfaces support prefetching, for faster drive
access. Set to Disabled if your primary and/or secondary add-in IDE
interface does noty support prefetching.
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IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave PIO
The four IDE PIO (Programmed Input/Output) fields let you set a PIO
mode (0-4) for each of the four IDE devices that the onboard IDE interface
supports. Modes 0 through 4 provide successively increased performance.
In Auto mode, the system automatically determines the best mode for
each device. The settings are: Auto, Mode 0, Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3,
Mode 4.
Primary/Secondary Master/Slave UltraDMA
Ultra DMA/33 implementation is possible only if your IDE hard drive
supports it and the operating environment includes a DMA driver
(Windows 95 OSR2 or a third-party IDE bus master driver). If your hard
drive and your system software both support Ultra DMA/33, Ultra DMA/
66 and Ultra DMA/100 select Auto to enable BIOS support. The settings
are: Auto, Disabled.
VIA OnChip PCI Device
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
VIA-3058 AC97 Audio
Auto allows the mainboard to detect whether an audio device is used.
If the device is detected, the onboard VIA AC’97 (Audio Codec’97
controller will be enabled; if not, the controller is disabled. Disable the
controller if you want to use other controller cards to connect an audio
device. Settings are Auto and Disabled.
VIA-3068 MC97 Modem
Auto allows the mainboard to detect whether a modem is used. If a
modem is detected, the onboard VIA MC’97 (Modem Codec’97)
controller will be enabled; if not, the controller is disabled. Disable the
controller if you want to use other controller cards to connect modems.
Settings are Auto and Disabled.
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Super IO Device
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
Onboard FDC Controller
The item is used to enable or disable the onboard Floppy controller.
Select Enabled when you have installed a floppy disk drive and want to
use it. Options: Enabled, Disabled.
Onboard Serial Port 1/2
The items specify the base I/O port address and IRQ for the onboard
Serial Port 1 (COM A)/Serial Port 2 (COM B). Selecting Auto allows BIOS
to automatically determine the correct base I/O port address. Settings:
Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3, Auto.
UART Mode Select
This setting allows you to specify the operation mode for serial port 2.
Setting options: IrDA, ASKIR, Normal.
IrDA
IrDA-compliant Serial Infrared Port
ASKIR
Amplitude Shift Keyed Infrared Port
Normal
RS-232C Serial Port
RxD, TxD Active
This setting controls the receiving and transmitting speed of the IR peripheral in use. Setting options: Hi,Hi, Hi,Lo, Lo,Hi, Lo,Lo.
IR Transmission Delay
This setting determines whether the IR transmission rate will be delayed
while converting to receiving mode. Setting options: Disabled, Enabled.
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UR2 Duplex Mode
This setting controls the operating mode of IR transmission/reception.
Setting options: Full, Half. Under Full Duplex mode, synchronous, bidirectional transmission/reception is allowed. Under Half Duplex mode,
only asynchronous, bi-directional transmission/reception is allowed.
Use IR Pins
Please consult your IR peripheral documentation to select the correct
setting of the TxD and RxD signals. Setting options: RxD2,TxD2, IRRx2Tx2.
Onboard Parallel Port
This specifies the I/O port address and IRQ of the onboard parallel port.
Settings: 378/IRQ7, 278/IRQ5, 3BC/IRQ7, Disabled.
Parallel Port Mode
This item selects the operating mode for the parallel port: SPP, EPP, ECP,
or ECP+EPP.
SPP: Standard Parallel Port
EPP: Enhanced Parallel Port
ECP: Extended Capability Port
ECP + EPP: Extended Capability Port + Enhanced Parallel Port
EPP Mode Select
The onboard parallel port is EPP Spec. compliant, so after the user chooses
the onboard parallel port with the EPP function, the setting “EPP Version”
should be set. At this time either EPP1.7 or EPP1.9 spec can be chosen.
ECP Mode Use DMA
The ECP mode has to use the DMA channel, so after the user chooses the
onboard parallel port with the ECP feature, the setting “ECP Mode User
DMA” should be set. At this time, the user can choose between DMA
channel 3 or 1.
Game Port Address
This item is used to specify the address for the onboard game port.
Settings: Disabled, 201, 209.
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Midi Port Address
The field specifies the base I/O port address for the onboard Midi Port.
Available settings: Disabled, 330, 300, 290.
Midi Port IRQ
This will determine which IRQ the midi port will use. Settings: 5, 10.
Init Display First
This item specifies which VGA card is your primary graphics adapter.
Settings: PCI Slot and AGP.
OnChip USB Controller
Select Enabled if your system contains a Universal Serial Bus (USB)
controller and you have USB peripherals. Settings: All Enabled, All
Disabled, 1 USB Port, 2 USB Port.
USB Keyboard/Mouse Support
Set to Enabled if you need to use a USB keyboard/mouse in the operating
system that does not support or have any USB driver installed, such as DOS
and SCO Unix. Settings: Enabled, Disabled.
IDE HDD Block Mode
Block mode is also called block transfer, multiple commands, or multiple
sector read/write. If your hard drive supports block mode (most new drives
do), select Enabled for automatic detection of the optimal number of block
read/writes per sector the drive can support. Settings: Enabled, Disabled.
PWRON After PWR-Fail
This item specifies whether your system will reboot after a power failure
or interrupt occurs. Available settings are:
Off
Leaves the computer in the power off state.
On
Reboots the computer.
Former-Sts Restores the system to the status before power failure
or interrupt occurred.
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Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure you system to most
effectively save energy while operating in a manner consistent with your own
style of computer use.
IPCA Function
This item is to activate the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface) Function. If your operating system is ACPI-aware, such as
Windows 98SE/2000/ME, select Enabled. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
Sleep State
This item specifies the power saving modes for ACPI function. Options are:
S1/POS
The S1 sleep mode is a low power state. In this state, no
system context (CPU or chipset) is lost and hardware
maintains all system context.
S3/STR
The S3 sleep mode is a power-down state in which power
is supplied only to essential components such as main
memory and wake-capable devices and all system context is saved to main memory. The information stored in
memory will be used to restore the PC to the previous
state when an “wake up” event occurs.
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Power Management Option
This item is used to select the degree (or type) of power saving and is related
to these modes: Suspend Mode and HDD Power Down. There are three options for power management:
Min Saving Minimum Power Management. Suspend Mode = 1 Hour.
Max Saving Maximum Power Management. Suspend Mode = 1 Min.
User Define Allows end users to configure each mode separately.
HDD Power Down
If HDD activity is not detected for the length of time specified in this field, the
hard disk drive will be powered down while all other devices remain active.
Settings are Disabled and 1 through 15 MIn.
Doze Mode
After the selected period of system inactivity, the CPU clock runs at slower
speed while all other devices still operate at full speed. Settings are Disabled,
1 Min, 2 Min, 4 Min, 6 Min, 8 Min, 10 Min, 20 Min, 30 Min, 40 Min and 1
Hour.
Suspend Mode
If system activity is not detected for the length of time specified in this field, all
devices except CPU will be shut off. Settings are Disabled, 1 Min, 2 Min, 4
Min, 6 Min, 8 Min, 10 Min, 20 Min, 30 Min, 40 Min and 1 Hour.
PM Control by APM
Setting to Yes will activate an Advanced Power Management (APM) device to
enhance Max Saving mode and stop CPU internal clock. Settings are Yes, No.
Video Off Option
This setting is used to control the mode in which the monitor will shut down.
Setting options:
Always On
Always turn on
Suspend --> Off
During suspend mode, the monitor will shut down
All Modes --> Off
The monitor is turned off during doze, standby,
or suspend mode.
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Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
Blank Screen
This option only writes blanks to the video buffer.
V/H SYNC+Blank The selection will cause the system to turn off the
vertical and horizontal synchronization ports and
write blanks to the video buffer.
DPMS Support
Initial display power management signaling.
Modem Use IRQ
Name the interrupt request (IRQ) line assigned to the modem (if any) on your
system. Activity of the selected IRQ always awakens the system. Settings are
NA, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11.
Soft-Off by PWRBTN
This feature allows users to configure the power button function. Settings are:
Instant-Off The power button functions as a normal power-on/-off
button.
Delay 4 sec. When you press the power button, the computer enters
the suspend/sleep mode, but if the button is pressed for
more than four seconds, the computer is turned off.
Power/Sleep LED
This item configures how the system uses power LED on the case to indicate
the sleep/suspend state. Available options are:
Single LED The Power LED turns off during the sleep/suspend mode.
Dual LED
The Power LED changes its color to indicate the suspend
state.
IRQ/Event Activity Detect
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
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PS2KB Wakeup Select
This feature allows you to specify the method of how the keyboard will
be awakened. Options: Hot Key, Password.
PS2KB Wakeup from S3
This feature allows you to set up the hot key combination for keyboard
to wake up from S3 state. Options: Disabled, Ctrl+F1/F2/F3/F4/F5/
F6/F7/F8,/F9/F10/F11/F12, Power, Wake, Any Key.
PS2MS Wakeup from S3, USB Resume from S3, VGA, LPT & COM,
HDD & FDD, PCI Master, PowerOn by PCI Card, Modem Ring Resume
These features specify whether the system will be awakened from power
saving modes when activity or input signal of the specified hardware
peripheral or component is detected.
Note: To use the function of Modem Ring Resume, you need to install
a modem supporting power-on function.
RTC Alarm Resume
This is to enable or disable the feature of booting up the system on a
scheduled time/date. Settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Date (of Month)
Specify the date for RTC Alram Resume. Settings are 0~31.
Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
Specify the time for RTC Alarm Resume. Forat is <hour><minute>
<second>.
IRQs Activity Monitoring
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
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Primary INTR
Selecting ON will cause the system to wake up from power saving
modes if activity is detected from any enabled IRQ channels.
Settings: ON, OFF.
IRQ 3~IRQ15
Enables or disables the monitoring of the specified IRQ line. If
set to Enabled, the activity of the specified IRQ line will prevent
the system from entering power saving modes or awaken it from
power saving modes. Available options are: Enabled, Disabled.
Note: IRQ (Interrupt Request) lines are system resources
allocated to I/O devices. When an I/O device needs to gain
attention of the operating system, it signals this by causing an
IRQ to occur. After receiving the signal, when the operating
system is ready, the system will interrupt itself and perform the
service required by the I/O device.
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PNP/PCI Configurations
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. PCI, or Peripheral
Component Interconnect, is a system which allows I/O devices to operate at
speeds nearing the speed the CPU itself uses when communicating with its
own special components. This section covers some very technical items and it
is strongly recommended that only experienced users should make any changes
to the default settings.
PNP OS Installed
When set to Yes, BIOS will only initialize the PnP cards used for booting (VGA,
IDE, SCSI). The rest of the cards will be initialized by the PnP operating system
like Windows 95 or 98. when set to No, BIOS will initialize all the PnP cards. So,
select Yes if the operating system is Plug & Play aware. Settings are: Yes and
No.
Reset Configuration Data
Normally, you leave this field Disabled. Select Enabled to reset Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) when you exit Setup if you have installed a
new add-on and the system reconfiguration has caused such a serious conflict
that the operating system can not boot. The settings are: Enabled and Disabled.
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Resource Controlled By
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capacity to automatically configure all
of the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices. However, this capability
means absolutely nothing unless you are using a Plug and Play operating
system such as Windows® 95/98. If you set this field to “manual” choose
specific resources by going into each of the sub menu that follows this field (a
sub menu is preceded by a “Ø”). The settings are: Auto (ESCD), Manual.
IRQ Resources
The items are adjustable only when Resources Controlled By is set to Manual.
Press <Enter> and you will enter the sub-menu of the items. IRQ Resources list
IRQ 3/4/5/7/9/10/11/12/14/15 for users to set each IRQ a type depending on the
type of device using the IRQ. Settings are:
PCI Device
For Plug & Play compatible devices designed for PCI
bus architecture.
Reserved
The IRQ will be reserved for further request.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
When set to Enabled, multiple VGA devices operating on different buses can
handle data from the CPU on each set of palette registers on every video
device. Bit 5 of the command register in the PCI device configuration space is
the VGA Palette Snoop bit (0 is disabled). For example, if there are two VGA
devices in the computer (one PCI and one ISA) and the:
VGA Palette Snoop
Bit Setting
Action
Disabled
Data read or written by the CPU is only directed to the PCI
VGA device’s palette registers.
Enabled
Data read or written by the CPU is directed to both the PCI
VGA device’s palette registers and the ISA VGA device’s
palette registers, permitting the palette registers of both VGA
devices to be identical.
The setting must be set to Enabled if any ISA bus adapter in the system
requires VGA palette snooping.
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Assign IRQ for VGA/USB
Set to Enabled allows BIOS to assign an IRQ to VGA card/USB device. Choose
Disabled if you want to release the IRQ. The settings are: Enabled, Disabled.
Assign IRQ for ACPI
Selecting Auto allows BIOS to automatically assign an IRQ for SCI (System
Control Interrupt) of ACPI spec. Settings are Auto, IRQ 9, IRQ10 and IRQ11.
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PC Health Status
This section shows the status of your CPU, fan, warning for overall system
status.
CPU Warning Temperature
This item is used to specify a thermal limit for CPU. If CPU temperature reaches
the specified limit, the system will issue a warning which allows you to prevent
the CPU overheat problem. Settings: Disabled, 50oC/122oF, 53oC/127oF, 56oC/
133oF, 60oC/140oF, 63oC/145oF, 66oC/151oF and 70oC/158oF.
Current SystemTemp., Current CPU Temperature, Current System Fan,
Current CPU Fan, Vcore, 3.3V, +5V, +12V, -12V, -5V, VBAT(V), 5VSB(V)
These items display the current status of all of the monitored hardware devices/components such as CPU voltages, temperatures and all fans’ speeds.
Chassis Intrusion Detect
This field enables or disables the feature of recording the chassis intrusion
status and issuing a warning message if the chassis is once opened. To clear
the warning message, set the option to Reset. The setting of the field will
automatically return to Enabled later. Settings: Enabled, Reset, Disabled.
Shutdown Temperature
The item allows ACPI-aware OS to automatically shutdown, thus preventing
the system components from being damaged due to overheat. Settings:
Disabled, 80oC/176oF, 85oC/185oF, 90oC/194oF.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
This section describes how to set the Chassis Intrusion feature, CPU FSB
frequency, monitor the current hardware status including CPU/system
temperatures, CPU/System Fan speeds, Vcore etc. Monitor function is available only if there is hardware monitoring mechanism onboard.
Auto Detect PCI/DIMM Clk
This option allows you to enable/disable the feature of auto detecting the
clock frequency of DIMM and PCI bus. The settings are: Enabled, Disabled.
Spread Spectrum
When the motherboard’s clock generator pulses, the extreme values (spikes)
of the pulses creates EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). The Spread Spectrum function reduces the EMI generated by modulating the pulses so that the
spikes of the pulses are reduced to flatter curves. If you do not have any EMI
problem, leave the setting at Disabled for optimal system stability and
performance. But if you are plagued by EMI, change the setting for EMI
reduction. Remember to disable Spread Spectrum if you are overclocking because even a slight jitter can introduce a temporary boost in clockspeed which
may just cause your overclocked processor to lock up. Options: Disabled,
-1.50%, -1.00%, -0.70%, -0.50%, +/-0.25%, +/-0.35%, +/-0.50%, +/-0.75%.
CPU/PCI Clock
This setting controls the clock frequency of the CPU/PCI bus on the
motherboard. Options: Default.
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Load Fail-Safe/Optimized Defaults
The two options on the main menu allow users to restore all of the BIOS
settings to the default Fail-Safe or Optimized values. The Optimized Defaults
are the default values set by the mainboard manufacturer specifically for optimal performance of the mainboard. The Fail-Safe Defaults are the default values set by the BIOS vendor for stable system performance.
When you select Load Fail-Safe Defaults, a message as below appears:
Pressing Y loads the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal system
performance.
When you select Load Optimized Defaults, a message as below appears:
Pressing Y loads the default factory settings for optimal system performance.
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Set Supervisor/User Password
When you select this function, a message as below will appear on the screen:
Type the password, up to eight characters in length, and press <Enter>. The
password typed now will replace any previously set password from CMOS
memory. You will be prompted to confirm the password. Retype the password
and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection and not
enter a password.
To clear a set password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter the
password. A message will show up confirming the password will be disabled.
Once the password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup
without entering any password.
When a password has been set, you will be prompted to enter it every time you
try to enter Setup. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any
part of your system configuration.
Additionally, when a password is enabled, you can also have BIOS to request
a password each time the system is booted. This would prevent unauthorized
use of your computer. The setting to determine when the password prompt is
required is the Security Option of the Advanced BIOS Feature menu. If the
Security Option is set to System, the password is required both at boot and at
entry to Setup. If set to Setup, password prompt only occurs when you try to
enter Setup.
About Supervisor Password & User Password:
Supervisor password:
User password:
Can enter and change the settings of
the setup menu.
Can only enter but do not have the right
to change the settings of the setup menu.
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Glossary
Glossary
Glossary
ACPI (Advanced Configuration & Power Interface)
This power management specification enables the OS (operating system) to control the
amount of power given to each device attached to the computer. Windows 98/98SE,
Windows 2000 and Windows ME can fully support ACPI to allow users managing the
system power flexibly.
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)
A new, high-speed graphics interface that based on PCI construction and designed
especially for the throughput demands of 3-D graphics. AGP provides a direct channel
(32-bit wide bus) between the display controller and main memory for high graphics
quality and performance.
ATX
A modern shape and layout of mainboard that supersedes the widely-used Baby AT
form factor. It improves many placement of components and makes a more efficient
design.
BIOS (basic input/output system)
On PCs, an essential software that contains all the control code of input/output interface (such as keyboard, disk drives, etc.). It executes hardware test on booting the
system, starts the OS, and provides an interface between the OS and the components.
The BIOS is stored in a ROM chip.
Bus
A set of hardware lines within the computer system, through which the data is transferred among different components. In a PC, the term bus usually refers to a local bus
that connects the internal components to the CPU and main memory.
Cache
A special memory subsystem that is used to speed up the data transfer. It stores the
contents of frequently accessed RAM locations and the addresses where these data
items are stored.
Chipset
A collection of integrated chips designed to perform one or more related functions. For
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example, a modem chipset contains all the primary circuits for transmitting and receiving data; a PC chipset provides the electronic interfaces between all subsystems.
CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
CMOS is a widely used type of semiconductor, which features high speed and low
power consumption. PCs usually contain a small amount of battery-powered CMOS
memory to retain the date, time, and system setup parameters.
COM
In MS-DOS system, the name of a serial communications port. DOS supports four
serial ports. For example, if a modem is connected to one serial port and a serial mouse
to another, they are identified as COM1 and COM2.
DIMM (dual in-line memory module)
A small circuit board that holds memory chips. A SIMM (single in-line memory
module) has a 32-bit path to the memory chips whereas a DIMM has 64-bit path.
DRAM (Dynamic RAM)
A most common type of computer memory. It usually uses one transistor and a
capacitor to represent a bit. As the development of technology, the memory type and
specification used in computer becomes variety, such as SDRAM, DDR SDRAM, and
RDRAM. For further instruction, please see the table below:
Dynamic RAM (DRAM) Memory Technologies
Type
FPM (60,70ns)
EDO (50,60,70ns)
SDRAM (66MHz)
SDRAM (100MHz)
SDRAM (133MHz)
RDRAM (Direct Rambus)
DDR SDRAM (100MHz)
DDR SDRAM (133MHz)
First Used Clock Rate Bus* Width
1990
1994
1996
1998
1999
1999
2000
2000
25MHz
40MHz
66MHz
100MHz
133MHz
400MHz
100MHz
133MHz
64 bits
64 bits
64 bits
64 bits
64 bits
16 bits
64 bits
64 bits
* Memory channel width (64 bits started with 75MHz Pentium)
Source: Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
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Peak
Volts
Bandwidth
5v
200 MBps
5v
320 MBps
3.3v
528 MBps
3.3v
800 MBps
3.3v
1.1 GBps
2.5v
1.6 GBps
3.3v
1.6 GBps
3.3v
2.1 GBps
Glossary
ECC Memory (error correcting code memory)
A type of memory that contains special circuitry for testing the accuracy of data and
correcting the errors on the fly.
IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)
A type of disk-drive interface widely used to connect hard disks, CD-ROMs and tape
drives to a PC, in which the controller electronics is integrated into the drive itself,
eliminating the need for a separate adapter card. The IDE interface is known as the
ATA (AT Attachment) specification.
IEEE 1394
A new, high speed external bus standard, also known as FireWire or iLink, which
supports data transfer rates of up to 400 Mbps for connecting up to 63 external
devices.
IrDA (Infrared Data Association)
A group of device vendors, including computer, component and telecommunications,
who have developed a standard for transmitting data via infrared light waves. This
enables you to transfer data from one device to another without any cables.
LAN (local area network)
A computer network that covers a relatively smaller area, such as in a building or an
enterprise. It is made up of servers, workstations, shared resources, a network operating system and a communications link. These individual PCs and devices on a LAN
are known as “nodes”, and are connected by cables to access data and devices anywhere on the LAN, so that many users can share expensive devices and data.
LED (light emitting diode)
A semiconductor device that converts electrical energy into light. Since it lights up
(usually red) when electricity is passed through it, it is usually used for the activity
lights on computer’s component, such as disk drivers.
LPT (line printer terminal)
Logical device name for a line printer; a name reserved by the MS-DOS for up to three
parallel printer ports: LPT1, LPT2, and LPT3. It is frequently used by the OS to
identify a printer.
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PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect)
A local bus standard developed by Intel that first appeared on PCs in late 1993. PCI
provides “plug and play” capability and allows IRQs to be shared. The PCI controller
can exchange data with the system's CPU either 32 bits or 64 bits at a time.
PnP (Plug and Play)
A set of specifications that allows a PC to configure itself automatically to work with
peripherals. The user can "plug" in a peripheral device and "play" it without configuring the system manually. To implement this useful feature, both the BIOS that supports PnP and a PnP expansion card are required.
POST (Power On Self Test)
During booting up your system, the BIOS executes a series of diagnostic tests, include
checking the RAM, the keyboard, the disk drives, etc., to see if they are properly
connected and operating.
PS/2 Port
A type of port developed by IBM for connecting a mouse or keyboard to a PC. The
PS/2 port supports a mini DIN plug containing just 6 pins. Most modern PCs equipped
with PS/2 ports so that the special port can be used by another device, such as a
modem.
USB (universal serial bus)
A hardware interface for low-speed peripherals such as the keyboard, mouse, joystick,
etc. USB provides a maximum bandwidth of 12 Mbit/sec (Mbps) for connecting up to
127 peripheral devices to PC. USB features hot swap capability and multiple data
streams, allows external devices to be plugged in and unplugged without turning the
system off.
Virus
A program or a piece of code that infects computer files by inserting in those files
copies of itself. The virus code is buried within an existing program, and is activated
when that program is executed. All the viruses are man-made, and often have damaging
side effects.
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