Abit WB6 User`s manual
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WB6 Motherboard User’s Manual
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction of WB6 Features
1-1.Features of This Motherboard
1-2. Specifications
1-3. Layout Diagram
1-4. The System Block Diagram
1-1
1-1
1-3
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Chapter 2. Installing the Motherboard
2-1. Installing the Motherboard to the Chassis
2-2. Installing the Pentium II/III, Celeron CPU
2-3. Installing System Memory
2-4. Connectors, Headers and Switches
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
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Chapter 3. Introduction of The BIOS
3-1. CPU Soft Menu™ II
3-2. Standard CMOS Features Setup Menu
3-3. Advanced BIOS Features Setup Menu
3-4. Advanced Chipset Features Setup Menu
3-5. Integrated Peripherals
3-6. Power Management Setup Menu
3-7. PnP/PCI Configurations
3-8. PC Health Status
3-9. Load Fail-Safe Defaults
3-10. Load Optimized Defaults
3-11. Set Password
3-12. Save & Exit Setup
3-13. Exit Without Saving
MN-176-2A0-01
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3-4
3-9
3-14
3-19
3-22
3-28
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3-39
3-40
3-40
3-41
3-42
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Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H
Appendix I
Appendix J
PCI Bridge Drivers Installation for Windows® 98 SE
Installing the VGA Driver for Windows® 98 SE
Installing the Audio Driver for Windows® 98 SE
Installing the VGA Drivers for the Windows® NT 4.0
Server / Workstation
Installing the Audio Drivers for the Windows® NT 4.0
Server / Workstation
BIOS Flashing User Instructions
Installing the HighPoint XStore Pro Utility
Hardware Monitoring Function (Installing the
Winbond Hardware Doctor Utility)
Installation Guide for Suspend to RAM
Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?)
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Chapter 1. Introduction of WB6 Features
1-1.Features of This Motherboard
This motherboard is designed for a new generation CPUs. It supports the Intel SLOT1
structure (Pentium II/III and Celeron processors), up to 512MB of memory, super I/O, and
Green PC functions. The motherboard provides high performance for workstation systems
and meets the requirements for desktop system for multimedia in the future.
The WB6 has a built in 2D & 3D graphics engines, and the integrated 24-bit 230MHz
RAMDAC can provide up to 1600*1200 resolution in 8-bit color at an 85Hz refresh rate.
The WB6 has 4MB SDRAM built in for graphic memory.
The WB6 uses the new generation Intel® 810E chipset for more efficiency and high
integration of the system. The WB6 will support Ultra ATA/66 IDE devices. Ultra ATA/66 is
the new standard for IDE devices. It enhances existing Ultra ATA/33 technology by
increasing both performance and data integrity. This new high-speed interface doubles the
Ultra ATA/33 burst data transfer rate to 66.6 Mbytes/sec. The result is maximum disc
performance using the current PCI local bus environment. You can connect either Ultra
ATA/33 IDE devices or Ultra ATA/66 IDE devices to the IDE connectors on this
motherboard. The motherboard has built-in hardware monitoring functions, that can monitor
and protect your computer insuring a safe computing environment.
What are the features of the Intel® 810E chipset? It's structure is shown in Figure 1-4. It is a
combination of three chips: the FW82810E, FW82801AA and FW82802AB. The
FW82810E is called the GMCH chip, Graphics and Memory Controller Hub. The GMCH
functions and capabilities include:
! Support for a single Intel® Pentium II/III and Celeron™ processor configuration
! 64-bit GTL+ based system bus interface at 66MHz/100MHz/133MHz
! 32-bit host address support
!64-bit system memory interface with optimized support for SDRAM at 100MHz
! Integrated 2D & 3D graphics engines
! Integrated H/W motion compensation engine
The FW82801AA is also called the ICH chipset, the, I/O Controller Hub. The ICH is a
highly integrated multifunctional component supporting the following functions and
capabilities:
! PCI Rev. 2.2 compliant with support for 33MHz PCI operations
! Supports up to 6 Req/Gnt pairs (PCI Slots), WB6 already share one Req/Gnt signal for
PCI audio chipset.
! Integrated IDE controller with Ultra DMA/66 support
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! USB host interface with support for 2 USB ports
! AC '97 2.1 compliant link for audio and telephony CODECs
! Firmware Hub (FWH) interface support
The FW82802AB is also called the FWH, Firmware Hub. The FWH component is part of
several integrated Intel® chipsets. The FWH is key to enabling future security and
manageability infrastructures for the PC platform. The device operates under the FWH
interface/protocol. The hardware features of this device include a Random Number
Generator (RNG), five General Purpose Inputs (GPIs), register-based block locking, and
hardware-based locking. An integrated combination of logic features and non-volatile
memory enables better protection for the storage/update of platform code/data, adds
platform flexibility through additional GPIs and allows for quicker introduction of new
security/manageability features into the current and future Intel® architecture platform. It's
available in 8Mbit (82802AC), 4Mbit (82802AB), and 2Mbit (82802AA) densities. It uses
the 32L PLCC or 40L TSOP industry standard packages.
The WB6 has one AMR slot onboard, it is called the Audio/Modem Riser (AMR) slot. The
Audio/Modem Riser is an open industry-standard specification that defines a hardware
scalable Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) motherboard riser board and interface,
which supports both audio and modem functions. The specification's main objective is to
reduce the baseline implementation cost of audio and modem functionality. In accordance
with PC user's demands for feature-rich PCs, combined with the industry's current trend
towards lower cost PCs, all of theses functions are built into the motherboard. But
motherboard integration of the modem subsystem has been problematic to date, in large part
due to FCC and other international telecom certification processes that may delay the
introduction of a motherboard. Resolving the homologation/certification issue for modems
is one of the AMR specification's key objectives.
In the future, not only OEM motherboards will have an AMR design, the AMR card will
appear in the market and you can make a choice in buying this kind of card according to your
budget. But your motherboard must have an AMR slot to be able to plug an AMR card. The
WB6 insures this expandibility for this issue.
Y2K Problem Free
The potential threat of Year 2000 (Y2K) problems are making everyone very nervous. The
Y2K issue applies to almost any device, firmware, or software that operates on or with year
based dates. This problem is caused by a design flaw in the Real Time Clock (RTC) unit.
The RTC only changes the last two digits of the year code, but not the century information.
As a result, when it comes to 12:00 AM January 1, 2000 the RTC will switch from
December 31 11:59 PM 1999 to 12:00 AM January 1 1900.
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Y2K compliance deals with the date change over from 31 December 1999 to 1 January 2000,
and with recording and reporting of all dates from the RTC including leap year dates. This
motherboard is free from the Y2K problem because its BIOS are Y2K compliant.
Please Note
If the operating system or application software cannot handle Year 2000 dates, you will
still be facing the Y2K threat because it is not a hardware problem that relates to the
motherboard itself. According to Award BIOS, it is BIOS source code released after 31
May 1995 complies with all known Y2K issues; however, it may still fail the 2000.exe
test. Award has modified its BIOS source code to accommodate the requirements of
2000.exe. Award BIOS source code issued later than 18 November 1996 passes the
NTSL 2000.exe test program.
1-2. Specifications
1. CPU
" Supports Intel® Pentium® III 450 ~ 733MHz processor cartridge (Based on 100MHz)
" Supports Intel® Pentium® II 350 ~ 450MHz processor cartridge (Based on 100MHz) and
Pentium® II 233 ~ 333MHz processor cartridge (Based on 66MHz)
" Supports Intel® Celeron® 266~500MHz processor (Based on 66MHz)
" Supports 66/100/133MHz CPU external clock speeds
2. Chipset
" Intel® 810 chipset (FW82810E, FW82801AA and FW82802AB)
" Supports Ultra DMA 33/66 IDE protocol
" Supports Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI)
3. Memory
System Memory:
" Two 168-pin DIMM sockets support SDRAM modules
" Supports up to 512MB (512MB using 256Mb technology)
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Graphic Memory:
" 4MB SDRAM
4. Integrated Graphics Controller
2D Graphics:
" Up to 1600*1200 in 8-bit color at 85Hz refresh rate
" Full hardware accelerated functions
3D Graphics:
" Flat & Gouraud shading
" Mip maps with bilinear and anisotropic filtering
" Fogging atmospheric effects
" Z buffering
" Backface culling
" Per pixel perspective correction texture mapping
" Texture compositing
" Texture color keying/chroma keying
Others features:
" 85MHz flat monitor interface or digital video output for use with a external TV encoder
" Integrated 24-bit 230MHz RAMDAC
" DDC2B compliant
" Motion video acceleration
5. System BIOS
" CPU SOFT MENU™ II, can easily set the processor parameters
" AWARD BIOS
" Supports Plug-and-Play (PnP)
" Supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)
" Supports Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
" Year 2000 compliant
6. Multi I/O Functions
" Floppy port supports up to 2.88MB, and 3 mode floppies
" Ultra DMA/66 bus master IDE supports up to 4 IDE devices (Including LS-120 MB
floppy drive)
" Built-in Standard/EPP/ECP parallel port connector
" One built-in 16550 fast UART compatible serial port connector
" One built-in 16550 fast UART compatible serial port header
" Built-in PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse port connectors
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" Built-in standard IrDA TX/RX header
" Two built-in USB connectors
" Built-in VGA connector
" Built-in Audio connector (Line-in, Line-out, MIC-in, Game port)
" Built-in Wake on Ring header
" Built-in CD audio line in header
" Built-in SMBus header
6. Multi I/O Functions
YMF752 is an AC’97 Audio CODEC LSI, which is fully compliant with the industry
standard “Audio CODEC ’97” component specification (Revision 2.1).
" AC’97 Revision 2.1 Compliant
" Exceeds PC’98/’99 Audio Performance Requirements
" Analog Inputs:
• 4 Stereo Inputs: LINE, CD, AUX
• 1 Monaural Inputs: PC BEEP Inputs
• 1 Independent Microphone Inputs
" PC BEEP can directly output to Line Out
" Internal +20dB amplifier circuitry for microphone
" Analog Outputs:
• Stereo LINE Output with volume control
• True LINE Level with volume control
• Monaural Output with volume control
" Supports 3D Enhancement (Wide Stereo)
" Supports Variable Sampling Rate (48k/44.1k/22.05k/16k/11.025k/8kHz)
" The A/D and D/A converter can be worked at different sampling rate.
" Programmable Power Down Mode
" Supports EAPD (External Amplifier Power Down)
" Power Supplies: Analog 5.0V, Digital 3.3V
7. Audio chip features (Optional)
" PCI bus master with integrated DMA controller, deep FIFO buffering, and scatter/gather
support
" Patented Sound Blaster Pro® emulation
" 64-voice wavetable synthesis (32 H/W+32 S/W)
" Game port with DirectInput acceleration
" MPU-401 compatible MIDI
" ACPI-compliant power management
" 48-channel, 300 MIPS processor
" A3D Interactive audio (8-source, MMX-accelerated)
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" 16-channel DirectSound acceleration
" Hardware sample rate converters (16 stream, 120dB Signal to Noise Rate)
" Digital mixer and volume control (32 inputs, 16 outputs)
" Windows 3.1/95/98/2000/NT 4.0
8. Miscellaneous
" Micro ATX form factor
" Three PCI slots and one AMR slots
" Supports PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse wake-up functions
" Hardware monitoring: Included fan speed, voltages, CPU and system environment
temperature
" Built-in two thermal sensors to detect CPU and system temperature
" Board size: 245 * 200mm
# Supports Wake Up on LAN, Keyboard or Mouse, but your ATX power supply 5V
standby power must be able to provide at least a 720mA current capacity. Otherwise,
the functions may not work normally.
$ Above 66/100/133MHz bus speeds are supported but not guaranteed due to the PCI and
chipset specifications.
$ Specifications and information contained in this manual are subject to change without
notice.
$ All brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Important Notice
If you want to change your CPU, be sure to first cut off the AC power of your computer,
don’t attempt while computer is in “Shutdown” only mode. Furthermore, you also need
to use the CCMOS1 jumper to clear the CMOS after you change your CPU (refer to
section 2-4).
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1-3. Layout Diagram
Figure 1-3. Motherboard component location
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1-4. The System Block Diagram
Figure 1-4. System diagram of the WB6 mainboard
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Chapter 2. Installing the Motherboard
The WB6 motherboard not only provides all of the standard equipment for personal
computers, but also provides great flexibility for meeting future upgrade demands. This
chapter will introduce, step by step, all the standard equipment and will also present, as
completely as possible, future upgrade capabilities. This motherboard is able to support all
the Pentium II/III and Intel Celeron™ PPGA processors now on the market. (For details, see
specifications in Chapter 1.)
This chapter is organized according to the following features:
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
Installing the Motherboard to the Chassis
Installing the Pentium II/II and Celeron™ processor
Installing System Memory
Connectors, Headers and Switches
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Before Proceeding with the Installation
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Before you install or unplug any connectors or add-on cards, please remember to turn the
ATX power supply switch off (fully turn the +5V standby power off), or take the power cord
off. Otherwise, you may cause the motherboard components or add-on cards to malfunction
or be damaged.
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User Friendly Instructions
Our objective is to enable the novice computer user to perform the installation by himself.
We have attempted to write this document in a very clear, concise and descriptive manner to
help overcome any obstacles you may face during installation. Please read our instructions
carefully and follow them step-by-step.
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2-1. Installing the Motherboard to the Chassis
Most computer chassis will have a base on which there will be many mounting holes that
allows the motherboard to be securely attached and at the same time, prevents short circuits.
There are two ways to attach the motherboard to the base of chassis:
" with studs
" or with spacers
Please refer to figure 2-1 that shows the studs and spacers, they may have several types, but
all look similar to the figures below:
In principle, the best way to attach the
motherboard is with studs, and only if
you are unable to do this should you
attach the board with spacers. Take a
careful look at the motherboard and
you will see many mounting holes on
it. Line these holes up with the
mounting holes on the base. If the
holes line up, and there are screw holes
this means you can attach the motherboard with studs. If the holes line up and there are only
slots, this means you can only attach the motherboard with spacers. Take the tip of the
spacers and insert them into the slots. After doing this to all the slots, you can slide the
motherboard into position aligned with the slots. After the motherboard has been positioned,
check to make sure everything is OK before putting the casing back on.
Figure 2-2 shows you the way to affix the motherboard using studs or spacers:
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Note
If the motherboard has mounting holes, but they don’t line up with the holes on the base
and there are no slots to attach the spacers, don’t worry, you can still attach the spacers
to the mounting holes. Just cut the bottom portion of spacers (the spacer may be a little
hard to cut off, so be careful of your hands). In this way you can still attach the
motherboard to the base without worrying about short circuits. Sometimes you may
need to use the plastic springs to isolate the screw from the motherboard PCB surface,
because the circuit wire may be near by the hole. Be careful, don’t let the screw contact
any printed circuit wire or parts on the PCB that are near the fixing hole, otherwise it
may damage the board or cause board malfunctioning.
2-2. Installing the Pentium II/III, Celeron CPU
The installation method for the CPU is printed on the package of the retention mechanism
that comes with the motherboard. You can refer to it while you install the CPU. This
motherboard also supports the Celeron® PPGA processor. If you want to install the Celeron®
PPGA processor, you have to use an additional adapter that allows you to use a Celeron®
PPGA processor in a slot 1 board. For this ABIT makes the SlotKET adapter.
Note:
" Installing a heat sink and cooling fan is necessary for proper heat dissipation from
your CPU. Failing to install these items may result in overheating and damage of
your CPU.
" Please refer to your boxed processor installation or other documentation attached
with your CPU for detailed installing instructions.
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2-3. Installing System Memory
This motherboard provides two 168-pin DIMM sites for memory expansion. The DIMM
sockets support 1Mx64 (8MB), 2Mx64 (16MB), 4Mx64 (32MB), 8Mx64 (64MB), 16Mx64
(128MB), and 32Mx64 (256MB) or double sided DIMM modules. Minimum memory size
is 8MB and maximum memory size is 256MB SDRAM (512MB using 128Mb technology).
There are two memory module sockets on the system board. (total four banks)
In order to create a memory array, certain rules must be followed. The following set of rules
allows for optimum configurations.
" The memory array is 64 or 72 bits wide. (Depending on with or without parity)
" Those modules can be populated in any order.
" Supports single and double density DIMMS.
Table 2-1. Valid Memory Configurations
Bank
Bank 0, 1
(DIMM1)
Bank 2, 3
(DIMM2)
Memory Module
8MB, 16MB,
32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB
8MB, 16MB,
32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB
Total System Memory
Total Memory
8MB ~ 256MB
8MB ~ 256MB
8MB ~ 512MB
Generally, installing SDRAM modules to your motherboard is an easy thing to do. You can
refer to figure 2-5 to see what a 168-pin PC100 SDRAM module looks like.
Unlike installing
SIMMs, DIMMs
may be "snapped"
directly into the
socket. Note:
Certain DIMM
sockets have minor
physical differences.
If your module doesn't seem to fit, please do not force it into the socket as you may damaged
your memory module or DIMM socket.
The following procedure will show you how to install a DIMM module into a DIMM socket.
Step 1. Before you install the memory module, please place the computer power switch in
the off position and disconnect the AC power cord from your computer.
Step 2. Remove the computer’s chassis cover.
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Step 3. Before
touching
any electronic components,
make sure you first touch an
unpainted, grounded metal
object to discharge any
static electricity stored on
your clothing or body.
Step 4. Locate
your
computer’s 168-pin memory
expansion DIMM socket.
Step 5. Insert the DIMM
module into the expansion
socket as shown in the
illustration. Note how the
module is keyed to the socket. You can refer to figure 2-6 for the details. This
insures the DIMM module will be plugged into the socket in one way only. Firmly
press the DIMM module into the DIMM socket, making certain the module is
completely seated in the DIMM socket.
Step 6. Once the DIMM module has been installed, the installation is complete and the
computer’s cover can be replaced. Or you can continue to install other devices and
add-on cards that are mentioned in the following section.
Note
When you install a DIMM module fully into the DIMM socket, the eject tab should be
locked into the DIMM module very firmly and fit into its indention on the both sides.
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2-4. Connectors, Headers and Switches
Inside the case of any computer several cables and plugs have to be connected. These cables
and plugs are usually connected one-by-one to connectors located on the motherboard. You
need to carefully pay attention to any connection orientation the cables may have and, if any,
notice the position of the first pin of the connector. In the explanations that follow, we will
describe the significance of the first pin.
We will show you all connectors, headers and switches here, and tell you how to connect
them. Please pay attention and read the whole section for necessary information before
attempting to finish all of the hardware installation inside the computer chassis.
Figure 2-7 shows you all of the connectors and headers that we’ll discuss in the next section,
you can use this diagram to visually locate each connector and header we describe.
All connectors, headers and switches mentioned here, will depend on your system
configuration. Some features you may (or may not) have and need to connect or configure
depending on the peripheral. If your system doesn't have such add-on cards or switches you
can ignore some special feature connectors.
Figure 2-7. All Connectors and Headers for the WB6
First, Let’s see the headers that the WB6 uses, and what their functions are.
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ATXPR1: ATX Power Input Connector
Caution
If the power supply connectors are not properly attached to the ATXPR1 connector, the
power supply or add-on cards may be damaged.
Attach the connector from the power supply
to the ATXPWR1 connector here.
Remember you have to push the connector
from the ATX power supply firmly to the
end with the ATXPWR1 connector, insuring
that you have a good connection.
Note: Watch the pin position and the
orientation
CPUFAN and CHAFAN Headers
Attach the connector from the individual
CPU fan to the header named CPUFAN, and
attach the connector from the chassis fan to
CHAFAN header.
You must attach the CPU fan to the
processor, or your processor will work
abnormally or may be damaged by
overheating. Also, if you want the computer
case’s internal temperature to be kept steady
and not too high, you had better connect the chassis fan.
Note: Watch the pin position and the orientation
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IR1: IR Header (Infrared)
There is a specific orientation for pins 1
through 10, attach the connector from the IR
KIT or IR device to the IR1 header. This
motherboard supports standard IR transfer
rates.
Note: Watch the pin position and the
orientation
WOM1: Wake On Ring Header
If you have an internal modem adapter that
supports this feature, then you can connect
the specific cable from the internal modem
adapter to this header. This feature lets you
wake up your computer via remote control
through the modem.
Note: Watch the pin position and the
orientation
WOL1: Wake on LAN Header
If you have a Network adapter that supports
this feature, then you can connect the
specific cable from the network adapter to
this header. This feature lets you wake up
your computer via remote control through a
local area network. You may need a specific
utility to control the wake up event, like
using the Intel® LDCM® utility or other
similar utilities.
Note: Watch the pin position and the
orientation
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TSYS1 Header
The TSYS1 is for you to connect an
additional thermistor to detect the
temperature in the location of your choice.
You can buy the thermistor at an electronics
store, ask for a 10KΩ thermistor (NTC type)
which should be OK. Please don’t use too
long of a lead wire for the thermistor.
SMBUS: System Management Bus Connector
This connector is reserved for system
management bus (SMBus). The SMBus is a
specific implementation of an I2C bus. I2C is
a multi-master bus, which means that
multiple chips can be connected to the same
bus and each one can act as a master by
initiating a data transfer. If more than one
master simultaneously tries to control the
bus, an arbitration procedure decides which
master gets priority.
Note: Watch the pin position and the orientation
CD_IN1 Header
This connector is used for the internal CDROM drive audio cable connection
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V-Bus Connector
V-BUS: You can install the V-BUS adapter
to get video output capability. When you
install the V-BUS adapter, you can get two
video output capabilities. One is general
video output and the other is S-Video output
(Super-Video output). S-video output will
give you the best display quality on your TV
monitor. Of course, your TV monitor must
have the S-Video input jack for a S-Video
cable connection. This card supports both
PAL and NTSC systems for various
purposes.
JP 2, 3, 5, 6, 8
These jumper settings are used in selecting
use of the built-in audio chip, AU8810
(optional) or using the Intel® ICH internal
audio controller.
JP2, 3, 5, 6, 8 pin 1 and pin 2 shorted:
This setting will choose the use of the ICH
internal audio controller. (Default)
JP2, 3, 5, 6, 8 pin 2 and pin 3 shorted:
This setting will choose the use of the
AU8810 audio chip.
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JP7 Header
This Jumper is used in selecting use of the
built-in audio chip, YMF752 or using the
AMR audio controller.
Jumper 1-2 shorted: Disable
CODEC (use YMF752) (Default)
AMR
Jumper 2-3 shorted: Disable onboard
CODEC (use AMR)
CCMOS1: CMOS Discharge Jumper
Jumper CCMOS1 discharges the CMOS
memory. When you install the motherboard,
make sure this jumper is set for normal
operation (pin 1 and 2 shorted). See figure
2-8.
Normal Operation (Default)
Discharge CMOS
Figure 2-8. CCMOS1 jumper setting
Note
Before you clear the CMOS, you have to first turn off the power (including the +5V
standby power), otherwise, your system may work abnormally or malfunction.
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PN1 and PN2 Headers
PN1 and PN2 are for switches and indicators
for the chassis’s front panel, there are
several functions that come from these two
headers. You have to watch the pin position
and the orientation, or you may cause
system malfunctions. Figure 2-9 shows you
the functions of PN1 and PN2.
Figure 2-9. The Explanatory
Diagram of PN1 and PN2
PN1 (Pin 1-2-3-4-5): Power LED and Keylock Switch Headers
There is a specific orientation for pins 1
through 3. Insert the three-threaded power
LED cable to pins 1~3, and the two-threaded
keylock cable into pins 4 and 5. Check to
make sure the correct pins go to the correct
connectors on the motherboard. If you install them with the wrong direction, the power LED
light will not illuminate correctly.
Note: Watch the power LED pin position and orientation.
PN1 (Pin 7-8): HDD LED Header
Attach the cable from the case’s front panel
HDD LED to this header. If you install it in
the wrong direction, the LED light will not
illuminate correctly.
Note: Watch the HDD LED pin position and
the orientation.
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PN1 (Pin 10-11): Power on Switch Header
Attach the cable from the case’s front panel
power switch to this header.
PN1 (Pin 13-14): Hardware Suspend Switch (SMI Switch) Header
Attach the cable from the case’s front panel
suspend switch (if there is one) to this
header. Use this switch to enable/disable the
power management function by hardware.
Note: If you enable the ACPI function in
the BIOS setup, this function will not work.
PN2 (Pin 1-2): Hardware Reset Switch Header
Attach the cable from the case’s front panel
Reset switch to this header. Press and hold
the reset button for at least one second to
reset the system.
PN2 (Pin 4-5-6-7): Speaker Header
Attach the cable from the system speaker to
this header.
PN2 (Pin 9-10): Suspend LED Header
Insert the two-threaded suspend LED cable
into pin 9 and pin 10. If you install it in the
wrong direction, the LED light will not
illuminate correctly.
Note: Watch the Suspend LED pin
position and the orientation. For pin count-name list for PN1 and PN2, please refer to
table 2-3.
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Table 2-3. PN1 and PN2 pin count name list
PIN Name
PN1
Significance of signal
PIN Name
PIN 1
Significance of signal
PIN 1
VCC (+5VDC)
Ground
PIN 2
No connection
PIN 2
Reset input
PIN 3
Power LED (-)
PIN 3
No connection
PIN 4
Keyboard inhibit Signal
PIN 4
VCC (+5VDC)
PIN 5
Ground
PIN 5
Ground
PIN6
No connection
PIN6
Ground
PIN 7
VCC (+5VDC)
PIN 7
Speaker Signal
PIN 8
HDD LED (-)
PIN 8
No connection
PIN 9
No connection
PIN 9
VCC (+5VDC)
PN2
PIN 10 5VSB
PIN 10 Suspend LED (-)
PIN 11 Power On/Off
PIN 11 No connection
PIN 12 No connection
PIN 12 No connection
PIN 13 Ground
PIN 13 No connection
PIN 14 Suspend signal
PIN 14 No connection
Let’s now look at the I/O connectors that the WB6 uses, and what their functions are.
FDC1 Connector
This 34-pin connector is called the “floppy
disk drive connector”. You can connect a
360K, 5.25”, 1.2M, 5.25”, 720K, 3.5’’,
1.44M, 3.5” or 2.88M, 3.5” floppy disk
drive.
A floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34
wires and two connectors to provide for the
connection of two floppy disk drives. After
connecting the single end to the FDC1,
connect the two connectors on the other end
to the floppy disk drives. In general, people only install one floppy disk drive on their
computer system.
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Note
A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1. You need to align the
wire pin 1 to the FDC1 connector pin 1, then insert the wire connector into the FDC1
connector.
IDE1 and IDE2 Connectors
An IDE hard disk drive ribbon cable has 40
wires and two connectors to provide a
connection for two IDE hard disk drives.
After connecting the single end to the IDE1
(or IDE2), connect the two connectors on
the other end to the IDE hard disk drives (or
CD-ROM drive, LS-120, etc.).
Note: before you install a hard disk, there are some things you need to be aware of:
♦ “Primary” refers to the first connector on the motherboard, that is, the IDE1 connector on
the motherboard.
♦ “Secondary” refers to the second connector on the motherboard, that is, the IDE2
connector on the motherboard.
♦ Two hard disks can be connected to each connector:
The first HDD is referred to as the “Master”, The second HDD is referred to as the
“Slave”.
♦ For performance issues, we strongly suggest you don’t install a CD-ROM drive on the
same IDE channel as a hard disk. Otherwise, the system performance on this channel may
drop. (How much drops depends on your CD-ROM drive performance)
Note
" The Master or Slave status of the hard disk drive is set on the hard disk itself. Please
refer to the hard disk drive user’s manual.
" A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1. You need to align the
wire pin 1 to the IDE1 (or IDE2) connector pin 1, then insert the wire connector into
the IDC1 (or IDE2) connector.
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The WB6 supports the Ultra ATA/66 (Also known as Ultra DMA/66) specification. It
enhances existing Ultra ATA/33 technology by increasing both performance and data
integrity. This new high-speed interface doubles the Ultra ATA/33 burst data transfer rate to
66.6 Mbytes/sec. The result is maximum disc performance using the current PCI local bus
environment. Figure 2-10 shows you the different between the Ultra ATA/33 and Ultra
ATA/66 Conductor Cable.
Figure 2-10. The difference between Ultra ATA/33 and Ultra ATA/66 Conductor Cables
Figure 2-11 shows you a photo of an Ultra ATA/66 Conductor Cable. An Ultra ATA/66capable cable is a 40-pin, 80-conductor cable with a black connector on one end, a blue
connector on the other end and a gray connector in the middle. In addition, line 34 on the
cable should be notched or cut (this may be difficult to see).
Figure 2-11. Photo of an
Ultra ATA/66 Conductor
Ultra ATA/66 is backwards compatible with all Ultra
ATA/33 systems, but it will be limited in its transfer mode
to the Ultra ATA/33 (Ultra DMA Mode 2 - 33 Mbytes/sec)
or PIO Mode 4 (16.6 Mbytes/sec). Ultra ATA/66 hard
drives are 100 percent backward compatible with both
Ultra ATA/33 and DMA and with existing ATA (IDE)
hard drives, CD-ROM drives, and host systems. The
Ultra ATA/66 protocol and commands are designed to be
compatible with existing ATA (IDE) devices and systems.
Although a new 40-pin, 80-conductor cable is required
for Ultra ATA/66, the chip set pin connector remains the
same at 40. Hard drives that support Ultra ATA/66 also
support Ultra ATA/33 and legacy ATA (IDE)
specifications.
There are four requirements for attaining Ultra ATA/66:
*The drive must support Ultra ATA/66.
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*The motherboard and system BIOS (or an add-in controller) must support Ultra ATA/66.
*The operating system must support Direct Memory Access (DMA); Microsoft Windows
98 and Windows 95b (OSR2) support DMA.
*The cable must be 80-conductor; the length should not exceed 18 inches. If all the above
requirements are met, you can enjoy the Ultra ATA/66 features of your computer system.
How to install the Ultra ATA/66 Cable Assembly:
! The BLUE connector MUST be plugged into the motherboard or your system will not
work.
! Each connector on the Ultra ATA/66 cable assembly has a small polarization tab centrally
located on the body of the plastic. This fits into the matching slot on the mating plugs on
the motherboard and the drives, thus assuring positive mating (pin #1 to pin #1)
! The red line on the cable should be aligned with pin #1. On the drives this will result in the
red line facing the power connector. Attach the BLUE connector to the appropriate 40 pin
IDE plug on the motherboard.
! Attach the BLACK connector to the mating plug on the master hard drive. Attach the
GREY connector to the mating plug on the slave drive (secondary hard drive, CD-ROM,
or tape drive). Please refer figure 2-12.
Figure 2-12. How to connect an ATA/66
Cable to the Motherboard
Figure 2-13 shows the WB6 back panel connectors, these connectors are for connections to
outside devices to the motherboard. We will describe which devices will attach to these
connectors below.
Figure 2-13. WB6 back panel connectors
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KBM Lower: PS/2 Keyboard Connector
Attach a PS/2 keyboard connector to this 6pin Din-connector. If you use an AT
keyboard, you can go to a computer store to
purchase an AT to ATX converter adapter,
then you can connect your AT keyboard to this connector. We suggest you use a PS/2
keyboard for best compatibility.
KBM Upper: PS/2 Mouse Connector
Attach a PS/2 mouse to this 6-pin Dinconnector.
USB Port Connectors
This motherboard provides two USB ports.
Attach the USB connector from the
individual device to these connectors.
You can attach USB devices such as a,
scanner, digital speakers, monitor, mouse, keyboard, hub, digital camera, joystick etc. to one
of each USB connector. You must make sure your operating system supports this feature and
you may need to install an additional driver for individual devices. In Please refer to your
device user’s manual for detailed information.
Serial Port COM1 & COM2 Port Connector
This motherboard provides two COM ports,
you can connect an external modem, mouse
or other devices that support this
communication protocol to these connectors.
The WB6 has one built-in COM1 port connector on the motherboard, the other COM2 port
will be attached to the plate with the cable in your motherboard package. You can connect
and fix it on the computer chassis’s back panel.
You can decide which external devices you want to connect to COM1 and COM2. Each
COM port can only have one device connected at a time.
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VGA Port Connector
This DIN 15 pin Female connector is for
VGA signal output to the monitor. You can
connect the plug from the monitor to this
connector. If you don't move your system
often, we suggest you to fasten the two screws from the plug with this connector. It will
assure your display quality.
Parallel Port Connector
This parallel port is also called an “LPT”
port, because it usually connects to the
printer. You can connect other devices that
support this communication protocol, like a
EPP/ECP scanner, etc.
Line Out, Line In and Mic In Connector
Line Out connector: You can connect an
external stereo speaker signal input plug to
this connector, or you can connect the plug
from here to the stereo audio equipment
AUX signal input socket. Remember, the motherboard does not have a built in amplifier to
drive the speaker, you have to use a speaker that has a built in amplifier. Otherwise, you may
not be able to hear any sound or only a small volume of sound from the speaker.
Line In Connector: You can connect the TV adapter audio output signal, or external
audio sources, like a CD walkman, video camcorder, VHS recorder audio output signal plug
to this connector. Your audio software can control the input level for the line-in signal.
Mic In Connector: You can connect the plug from the microphone to this connector. Do
not connect other audio (or signal) sources to this connector.
GAME Port Connector
You can connect your joystick, game pad, or
other simulation hardware device DIN 15pin plugs to this connector. Please refer to
the further connection notes of the device’s
user's manual for further detailed information.
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Chapter 3. Introduction of The BIOS
The BIOS is a program located on a FWH (Firmware Hub) chip on the motherboard. This
program will not be lost when you turn the computer off. This program is also referred to as
the “boot” program. It is the only channel for the hardware circuit to communicate with the
operating system. Its main function is to manage the setup of the motherboard and interface
cards parameters, including simple parameters such as time, date, hard disk drive, as well as
more complex parameters such as hardware synchronization, device operating mode, CPU
SOFT MENU™ II features and setup of CPU speed. The computer will operate normally, or
will operate at its best, only if all these parameters are correctly and optimally configured
through the BIOS.
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Do not change the parameters inside the BIOS unless you fully understand
their meanings and consequences.
The parameters inside the BIOS are used to setup the hardware synchronization or a
device’s operating mode. If the parameters are not correct, they will produce errors, the
computer will crash, and sometimes you will even not be able to boot the computer after
it has crashed. We recommend that you do not change the parameters inside the BIOS
unless you are very familiar with them. If you are not able to boot your computer
anymore, please refer to the “CMOS Discharge Jumper” in Section 2-4, Chapter 2.
When you start the computer, it is controlled by the BIOS program. The BIOS first operates
an auto-diagnostic test called POST (Power On Self Test) for all the necessary hardware, it
then configures the parameters of the hardware synchronization, and detects all the
hardware. Only when these tasks are completed does it give up control of the computer to
the program of the next level, which is the operating system (OS). Since the BIOS is the only
channel for hardware and software to communicate, it is the key factor for system stability,
and in insuring that your system performs at its best. After the BIOS has achieved the
auto-diagnostic and auto-detection operations, it will display the following message:
PRESS DEL TO ENTER SETUP
The message will be displayed for three to five seconds, if you press the Del key, you will
access the BIOS Setup menu. At that moment, the BIOS will display the following screen:
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Note
( To improve stability and functions, BIOSes are constantly improving, therefore; the
BIOS screens in this chapter may not fully match your current BIOS screen.
) All default setting is use the Load Optimized Defaults settings. If you use the Load
Fail-Safe Defaults, some items default values will be changed.
Figure 3-1. CMOS Setup Utility Main Screen Shot
This motherboard uses a totally different operating interface so the Award BIOS screens are
different than in other versions. It provides more functions with increased user friendliness.
In the BIOS Setup main menu in Figure 3-1, you can see several options. We will explain
these options step by step in the following pages of this chapter, but let us first see a short
description of the function keys you may use here:
" Press !"#$ (up, down, and right) to choose the option you want to confirm or to modify
in the main menu.
" Press the Enter key to select the item you want. Simply move the highlight to the field
you want to select, and press Enter.
" Press F10 when you have completed setting up the BIOS parameters to save them and exit
the BIOS Setup menu.
" Press Esc to Exit the BIOS Setup.
" Press F1 to display the General Help screen.
In addition to the Item Help window, more information can be provided for the alternate
function by pressing the F1 key in any menu in the BIOS.
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" Press F5 to reset current screen settings to their Setup Default values.
" Press F6 to return to the Fail-Safe Default setting i.e. if you use the wrong settings
causing a system boot failure, use this function key to quickly return to the system default
settings.
" Press F7 to quickly set the system to the Optimized Defaults setting.
In some setup menu screens, you can see the
scroll bar on the right side of the window.
You can use the * and + keys or the up and
down arrow keys to scroll the screen to view
more help information or functions to select.
You may see the right cursor symbol appear
on the left side of some items, indicating that
additional information or options can be
select in a Sub-Menu for this item.
Note
The item heading in the square outlet represents the default setting for that field
Computer Knowledge: CMOS Data
Maybe you have heard of someone losing CMOS DATA. What is the CMOS? Is it
important? CMOS is the memory in which the BIOS parameters that you have
configured are stored. This memory is passive, you can both read its data, and store data
in it. But this memory has to be powered by a battery in order to avoid data loss when
the computer is turned off. If the CMOS battery dies, you will loose all CMOS data. We
therefore recommend that you write down all the parameters of your hardware, or you
put a label with these parameters on your hard disk.
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3-1. CPU Soft Menu™ II
The CPU can be setup through a programmable switch (CPU SOFT MENU™ II), that
replaces the traditional manual hardware configuration. This feature allows the user to more
easily complete the installation procedures. You can install the CPU without configuring any
jumpers or switches. The CPU must be setup according its specifications.
Figure 3-2. CPU Soft Menu II Screen Shot
CPU Name Is:
➤ Intel Pentium III MMX
➤ Intel Pentium II MMX
➤ Intel Celeron MMX
CPU Operating Speed:
This option sets the CPU speed.
In this field, the CPU speed is indicated like this: CPU speed = External clock * Multiplier
factor, select the CPU speed according the type and the speed of your CPU.
For Intel Pentium® II/II and Celeron™ PPGA MMX processors, you can choose the
following settings:
➤233 (66) ! default
➤333 (100)
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➤266 (66)
➤350 (100)
➤300 (66)
➤366 (66)
➤300 (100)
➤400 (66)
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➤400 (100)
➤500 (66)
➤550 (100)
➤667 (133)
➤800 (133)
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➤433 (66)
➤500 (100)
➤600 (100)
➤700 (100)
➤User Define
➤450 (100)
➤533 (66)
➤600 (133)
➤733 (133)
➤466 (66)
➤533 (133)
➤650 (100)
➤800 (100)
User defined external clock and multiplier factor:
➤ User Defined:
When you choose the User Define, you will bw able to set the following five items.
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Warning
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The wrong settings of the multiplier and external clock in certain circumstances may
cause CPU damage. Setting the working frequency higher than the PCI chipset or
processor specs, may cause abnormal memory module functioning, system hangs,
hard disk drive data lose, abnormal functioning of the VGA card, or abnormal
functioning with other add-on cards. Using non-specification settings for your CPU is
not the intention of this explanation. These should be used for engineering testing, not
for normal applications.
If you use non-specification settings for normal operation, your system may not be
stable, and may effect system reliability. Also, we do not guarantee the stability and
compatibility for settings that are not within specification, and any damage of any
elements on the motherboard or peripherals, is not our responsibility.
✏ Ext. Clock (PCI):
➤66MHz (1/2) ! default
➤68MHz (1/2)
➤107MHz (1/3)
➤133MHz (1/3)
➤140MHz (1/4)
➤100MHz(1/3)
➤70MHz (1/2)
➤112MHz (1/3)
➤138MHz (1/4)
➤143MHz (1/4)
➤133MHz (1/4)
➤83MHz (1/2)
➤124MHz (1/3)
➤138MHz (1/3)
➤150MHz (1/3)
Important Notice
If you want to change your CPU, be sure to first cut off the AC power of your
computer, don’t attempt while computer is in “Shutdown” only mode. Furthermore,
you also need to use the CCMOS1 jumper to clear the CMOS after you change your
CPU (refer to section 2-4).
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ICS 9248-87 Frequency Selections
CPU (Ext. Clock)
SDRAM
66.8
100.2
100.30
100.3
133.60
133.6
68.33
102.5
70.0
105.0
83.3
83.3
107.0
107.0
112.0
112.0
124.0
124.0
133.60
100.2
137.33
103.0
138.0
138.0
140.0
105.0
155.0
155.0
143.96
108.0
150.0
150.0
PCI
33.4
33.4
44.53
34.17
35.0
27.74
35.67
37.33
41.33
33.4
34.34
46.0
35.0
51.67
36.0
50.0
✏ Multiplier Factor:
You can choose the following multiplier factors:
➤ x2
➤ x2.5 ➤ x3 ➤ x3.5 ➤ x4 ➤ x4.5 ➤ x5
➤ x6.5
➤ x7
➤ x7.5 ➤ x8
➤ x5.5 ➤ x6
The default setting is x4.5.
✏ L2 Cache Latency:
Sixteen setting are available, Default, and 1 to 15. This item can let you adjust the
processor L2 cache speed, the larger the value, the faster the L2 cache will run. You
have to be aware that if you set the L2 cache speed too fast, it will cause the L2 cache
to fail. If the L2 cache fails it will cease to run until you reset the value, but the
processor and L1 cache will still function, just not as well. To make sure your L2
cache functions properly please choose an appropriate setting. The default setting is
Default.
✏ Speed Error Hold:
The default setting is Enabled. If you change the setting to Disabled, when the CPU
speed setting is wrong, the system will not hold.
Normally, we do not recommend that you use the “User Define” option to setup CPU speed
and multiplier factors This option is for setup of future CPUs whose specifications are still
unknown. The specifications of all present CPUs are included in the default settings. Unless
you are very familiar with all CPU parameters, it is very easy to make mistakes when you
define the external clock and the multiplier factor by yourself.
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Solution in case of booting problem due to invalid clock setup:
Normally, if the CPU clock setup is wrong, you will not be able to boot. In this case, turn the
system off then on again. The CPU will automatically use its standard parameters to boot.
You can then enter the BIOS Setup again and set up the CPU clock. If you can’t enter the
BIOS setup, you must try turning the system on a few times (3~4 times) or press
“INSERT“ key when turning on and the system will automatically use its standard
parameters to boot. You can then enter BIOS SETUP again and set up the new parameters.
When you change your CPU:
This motherboard has been designed in such a way that you can turn the system on after
having inserted a CPU in the socket without having to configure any jumpers or DIP
switches. But if you change your CPU, normally you just have to turn off the power supply,
change the CPU and then, set up the CPU parameters through SOFT MENU™ II. However,
if the new CPU is slower than the old one (and is same brand and type), we offer you two
methods to successfully complete the CPU change operation.
Method 1: Setup up the CPU for the lowest speed for its brand. Turn the power supply off
and change the CPU. Then turn the system on again, and set up the CPU
parameters through SOFT MENU™ II.
Method 2: Since you have to open the computer case when you change the CPU, it could be
a good idea to use the CCMOS jumper to erase the parameters of the original
CPU and to enter BIOS Setup to set up CPU parameters again.
Attention
After setting up the parameters and leaving the BIOS SETUP, and having verified that
the system can be booted, do not press the Reset button or turn off the power supply.
Otherwise the BIOS will not read correctly, the parameters will fail and you must enter
SOFT MENU™ II again to set up the parameters all over again.
CPU Power Supply:
This option allows you to switch between CPU default and User Define voltages.
➤CPU Default: The system will detect the CPU type and select the proper voltage
automatically. When it is enabled, the option “Core Voltage” will show
the current voltage setting that is defined by the CPU and this will not be
changeable. We recommend using this CPU default setting and not
changing it unless the current CPU type and voltage setting can not be
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detected or is not correct.
➤User Define:
This option lets the user select the voltage manually. You can change
values in the “Core Voltage” option lists by using the arrow up and down
keys.
✏ Core Voltage:
This voltage depends on which processor you use. When the processor is installed, the
BIOS will automatically detect and provide the range that you can use to make the
adjustment.
Spread Spectrum:
Two options are available: Disabled,Enabled. The default setting is Disabled. For EMC
(Electro-Magnetic Compatibility Test) testing you may need to adjust these options for
optimal results, we do not recommend you change the default, except for special reasons.
Some values you select may cause system instability under some situations, please be
careful.
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3-2. Standard CMOS Features Setup Menu
This contains the basic configuration parameters of the BIOS. These parameters include
date, hour, VGA card, FDD and HDD settings.
Figure 3-3. Standard CMOS Setup Screen Shot
Date (mm:dd:yy):
You can set the date in this item: month (mm), date (dd) and year (yy).
Time (hh:mm:ss):
You can set the time in this item: hour (hh), minute (mm) and second (ss).
IDE Primary Master / Slave and IDE Secondary Master / Slave:
These items have a sub-menu to let you choose further options. You can refer to figure 3-4 to
check what options are available.
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Figure 3-4. IDE Primary Master Setup Screen Shot
IDE HDD Auto-Detection:
Press the Enter key for the BIOS to auto detect all detailed parameters of the hard disk
drivers (HDD). If auto detection is successful, the correct values will be shown in the
remaining items of this menu.
Note
( A new IDE HDD must be first formatted, otherwise it can not read/write. The basic
step in using a HDD is to make a HDD low-level format, then run FDISK, and then
FORMAT the drive. Most current HDDs have already been subjected to low-level
format at the factory, so you can probably skip this operation. Remember though,
the primary IDE HDD must have its partition set to active within the FDISK
procedure.
) If you are using an old HDD that is already formatted, auto detection can not detect
the correct parameters. You may need to do a low-level format or set the parameters
manually, and then check if the HDD is working.
IDE Primary Master:
Three settings are available: Auto, Manual and None. If you choose Auto, the BIOS will
automatically check what kind hard disk you are using. If you want to set the HDD
parameters yourself, make sure you fully understand the meaning of the parameters, and be
sure to refer to the manual provided by the HDD manufacture to get the settings right.
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Access Mode:
Since old operating systems were only able to support HDDs with capacities no bigger than
528MB, any hard disk with more than 528MB was unusable. AWARD BIOS features a
solution to this problem: you can, according to your operating system, choose four operating
modes: NORMAL , LBA , LARGE ,Auto.
The HDD auto detection option in the sub-menu will automatically detect the parameters of
your hard disk and the mode supported.
➤ Auto:
Just let the BIOS detect your HDD access mode and make the decisions.
➤ Normal mode:
Standard normal mode supports hard disks of up to 528MB or less. This mode directly
uses positions indicated by Cylinders (CYLS), Heads, and Sectors to access data.
➤ LBA (Logical Block Addressing) mode:
The earlier LBA mode can support HDD capacities of up to 8.4GB, and this mode uses a
different method to calculate the position of disk data to be accessed. It translates
Cylinders (CYLS), Heads and Sectors into a logical address where data is located. The
Cylinders, Heads, and Sectors displayed in this menu do not reflect the actual structure
of the hard disk, they are just reference values used to calculate actual positions.
Currently, all high capacity hard disks support this mode, that’s why we recommend you
use this mode. Currently, the BIOS can support the INT 13h extension function,
enabling the LBA mode to support hard disk drive capacities exceeding 8.4GB.
➤ Large Mode:
When the number of cylinders (CYLs) of the hard disk exceeds 1024 and DOS is not
able to support it, or if your operating system does not support LBA mode, you should
select this mode.
Capacity:
This item auto displays your HDD size. Note that this size is usually slightly greater than the
size given by a disk checking program of a formatted disk.
Note
All the items below are available when you set the item Primary IDE Master to Manual.
Cylinder:
When disks are placed directly above one another along the shaft, the circular vertical
"slice" consisting of all the tracks located in a particular position is called a cylinder. You
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can set the number of cylinders for a HDD. The minimum number you can enter is 0, the
maximum number you can enter is 65536.
Head:
This is the tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to create and read back the
magnetic patterns on the disk (also called the read/write head). You can configure the
number of read/write heads. The minimum number you can enter is 0, the maximum number
you can enter is 255.
Precomp:
The minimum number you can enter is 0, the maximum number you can enter is 65536.
Warning
Setting a value of 65536 means no hard disk exists.
Landing Zone:
This is a non-data area on the disk's inner cylinder where the heads can rest when the power
is turned off. The minimum number you can enter is 0, the maximum number you can enter
is 65536.
Sector:
The minimum segment of track length that can be assigned to stored data. Sectors usually
are grouped into blocks or logical blocks that function as the smallest units of data permit.
You can configure this item to sectors per track. The minimum number you can enter is 0,
the maximum number you can enter is 255.
Driver A & Driver B:
If you have installed the floppy disk drive here, then you can select the type of floppy drive
it can support. Six options are available: None,360K, 5.25 in. , 1.2M, 5.25in. , 720K,
3.5 in. , 1.44M, 3.5 in. , 2.88M, 3.5 in.
Floppy 3 Mode Support:
Four options are available: Disabled , Driver A , Driver B , Both. The default setting is
Disabled. 3 Mode floppy disk drives (FDD) are 3 1/2” drives used in Japanese computer
systems. If you need to access data stored in this kind of floppy, you must select this mode,
and of course you must have a 3 Mode floppy drive.
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Video:
You can select the VGA modes for your video adapter, four options are available:
EGA/VGA , CGA 40 , CGA 80 , MONO. The default setting is EGA/VGA.
Halt On:
You can select which type of error will cause the system to halt. Five options are available:
All Errors , No Errors , All, But Keyboard , All, But Diskette , All, But Disk/Key.
You can see your system memory list in the lower right box, it shows the Base Memory,
Extended Memory and total Memory size configurations in your system. It is detected by the
system during boot-up procedure.
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3-3. Advanced BIOS Features Setup Menu
In each item, you can press <Enter> at any time to display all the options for this item.
Attention
Advanced BIOS Features Setup Menu has already been set for maximum operation. If
you do not really understand each of the options in this menu, we recommend you use
the default values.
Figure 3-5. Advanced BIOS Features Setup Screen Shot
Virus Warning:
This item can be set to Enabled or Disabled, the default setting being Disabled. When this
feature is enabled, if there is any attempt from a software or an application to access the boot
sector or the partition table, the BIOS will warn you that a boot virus is attempting to access
the hard disk.
CPU Level 1 Cache:
This item is used to enable or to disable the CPU level 1 cache. When the cache is set to
Disabled it is much slower, so the default setting for this item is Enabled since it will speed
up memory access. Some old and very poorly written programs will make the computer
malfunction or crash if the system speed is too high. In this case, you should disable this
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feature. The default setting is Enabled.
CPU Level 2 Cache:
This item is used to enable or to disable the CPU level 2 cache. When the external cache is
enable, it will speed up memory access, and the system works faster. The default setting is
Enabled.
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking:
This item is used to enable or to disable the CPU level 2 cache ECC checking function. The
default setting is Enabled.
Processor Number Feature:
This feature can let the program read the data inside your processor. This feature only works
with Intel® Pentium® III processors. When you install a Pentium® III processor into your
motherboard, and when your system boots-up then this item will show up in BIOS.
Two items will be available: Enabled and Disabled. When you choose Enabled, the specific
program can read your processor's serial number. When you choose Disabled it will not
allow the program to read your processor's serial number. The default setting is Disabled.
Quick Power On Self Test:
After the computer has been powered on, the BIOS of the motherboard will run a series of
tests in order to check the system and its peripherals. If the Quick Power on Self-Test feature
is enable, the BIOS will simplify the test procedures in order to speed up the boot process.
The default setting is Enabled.
First Boot Device:
When the computer boots up, the BIOS attempts to load the operating system from the
devices in the sequence selected in these items: floppy disk drive A, LS/ZIP devices, hard
drive C, SCSI hard disk drive or CD-ROM. There are ten options for the boot sequence that
you can choose (The default setting is Floppy.):
Floppy , LS/ZIP , HDD-0 , SCSI , CDROM , HDD-1 , HDD-2 , HDD-3 ,
LAN , Disabled.
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Second Boot Device:
Description is the same as the First Boot Device, the default setting is HDD-0.
Third Boot Device:
Description is same as the First Boot Device, the default setting is LS/ZIP
Boot Other Device:
Two options are available: Enabled or Disabled. The default setting is Enabled. This setting
allows the BIOS to try three kinds of boot devices that set from the above three items.
Swap Floppy Drive:
This item can be set as Enabled or Disabled. The default setting is Disabled. When this
feature is enabled, you don’t need to open the computer case to swap the position of floppy
disk drive connectors. Drive A can be set as drive B and drive B can be set as drive A.
Boot Up Floppy Seek:
When the computer boots up, the BIOS detects if the system has a FDD or not. When this
item is enable, if the BIOS detects no floppy drive, it will display a floppy disk drive error
message. If this item is disabled, the BIOS will skip this test. The default setting is Disabled.
Boot Up NumLock Status:
➤ On: At boot up, the Numeric Keypad is in numeric mode. (Default Settings)
➤ Off: At boot up, the Numeric Keypad is in cursor control mode.
Typematic Rate Setting:
This item allows you to adjust the keystroke repeat rate. When set to Enabled, you can set
the two keyboard typematic controls that follow (Typematic Rate and Typematic Rate
Delay). If this item is set to Disabled, the BIOS will use the default setting. The default
setting is Enabled.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec):
When you press a key continuously, the keyboard will repeat the keystroke according to the
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rate you have set (Unit: characters/second). Eight options are available: 6 , 8 , 10 , 12
, 15 , 20 , 24 , 30 , Back to 6. The default setting is 30.
Typematic Delay (Msec):
When you press a key continuously, if you exceed the delay you have set here, the keyboard
will automatically repeat the keystroke according to a certain rate (Unit: milliseconds). Four
options are available: 250 , 500 , 750 , 1000 , Back to 250. The default setting is 250.
Security Option:
This option can be set to System or Setup. The default setting is Setup. After you have
created a password through PASSWORD SETTING, this option will deny access to your
system (System) or modification of computer setup (BIOS Setup) by unauthorized users.
➤SYSTEM: When you choose System, a password is required each time the computer
boots up. If the correct password is not given, the system will not start.
➤SETUP:
When you choose Setup, a password is required only when accessing the
BIOS Setup. If you have not set a password in the PASSWORD SETTING
option, this option is not available.
To disable security, select Set Supervisor Password at main menu and then you will be asked
to enter password. Do not type anything and just press the Enter key and it will disable
security. Once security is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter the BIOS setup
menu freely
Notice
Don’t forget your password. If you forget the password, you will have to open the
computer case and clear all information in the CMOS before you can start up the
system. But by doing this, you will have to reset all previously set options.
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB:
When the system memory is bigger than 64MB, the communication method between the
BIOS and the operating system will differ from one operating system to another. If you use
OS/2, select OS2; if you are using another operating system, select Non-OS2. The default
setting is Non-OS2.
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Report No FDD For WIN 95:
When using Windows® 95 without a floppy drive, please set this item to Yes. Otherwise, set
it to No. The default setting is No.
Delay IDE Initial (Sec):
This item is used to support some old models or special types of hard disks or CD-ROMs.
They may need a longer amount of time to initialize and prepare for activation. Since the
BIOS may not detect those kinds of devices during system booting. You can adjust the value
to fit such devices. Larger values will give more delay time to the device. The minimum
number you can enter is 0, the maximum number you can enter is 15. The default setting is
0. For best system performance, we strongly suggest you to set it to 0.
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3-4. Advanced Chipset Features Setup Menu
The Advanced Chipset Features Setup Menu is used to modify the contents of the buffers in
the chipset on the motherboard. Since the parameters of the buffers are closely related to
hardware, if the setup is not correct or is false, the motherboard will become unstable or you
will not be able to boot up. If you don’t know the hardware very well, use default values (i.e.
use the Load Optimized Defaults option). The only time you might consider making any
changes is if you discover that data is being lost while using your system.
Figure 3-6. Advanced Chipset Features Setup Screen Shot
You can use the arrow keys to move between the items. Use * , + and Enter key to change
the values. When you have finished setting up the chipset, press Esc to go back to the main
menu.
The first chipset settings deal with CPU access to DRAM. The default timings have been
carefully chosen and should only be altered if data is being lost. Such a scenario might well
occur if your system has mixed speed DRAM chips installed so that greater delays may be
required to preserve the integrity of the data held in the slower memory chips.
SDRAM CAS Latency Time:
Two options are available: 2 and 3. The default setting is 3. You can select SDRAM CAS
(Column Address Strobe) latency time according your SDRAM specification.
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SDRAM Cycle Time Tras/Trc:
Two options are available: 5/7 and 6/8. The default setting is 6/8. This item controls the
number of SDRAM clocks (SCLKs) used per access cycle.
SDRAM RAS-to-CAS Delay
Two options are available: 2 and 3. The default setting is 3. This item lets you insert a timing
delay between the CAS and RAS strobe signals, used when DRAM is written to, read from,
or refreshed. Fast gives faster performance; and Slow gives more stable performance. This
item applies only when synchronous DRAM is installed in the system.
SDRAM RAS Precharge Time:
Two options are available: 2 and 3. The default setting is 3. This option lets you insert a
timing delay between the CAS and RAS strobe signals, used when DRAM is written to, read
from, or refreshed. Fast gives faster performance; and Slow gives more stable performance.
This item applies only when synchronous DRAM is installed in the system.
System BIOS Cacheable:
You can select Enabled or Disabled. The default setting is Enabled. When you select
Enabled allows caching of the system BIOS ROM at F0000h-FFFFFh, resulting in better
system performance. However, if any program writes to this memory area, a system error
may result.
Video BIOS Cacheable:
You can select Enabled or Disabled. The default setting is Enabled. When you select
Enabled allows caching of the video BIOS, resulting in better system performance.
However, if any program writes to this memory area, a system error may result.
Memory Hole At 15M-16M:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. The default setting is Disabled. This
option is used to reserve the memory block 15M-16M for ISA adapter ROM. Some special
peripherals need to use a memory block located between 15M and 16M, and this memory
block has a size of 1M. We recommend that you disable this option.
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Delayed Transaction:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. The default setting is Disabled. Set the
option to enabled or disabled PCI 2.1 features including passive release and delayed
transaction for the chipset. This function is used to meet the latency of PCI cycles to or from
the ISA bus. This option must be enabled to provide PCI 2.1 compliance. If you have an ISA
card compatibility problem, you can try to enable or disable this option for optimal results.
On-Chip Video Window Size:
Three options are available: 64MB , 32MB , Disabled , Back to 64MB. The default
setting is 64MB. This option specifies the amount of system memory that can be used by the
AGP graphic data.
Local Memory Frequency:
Two options are available: 100 MHz and 133 MHz. The default setting is 100 MHz. You can
choose the running speed for local memory, but if your memory module does not support the
speed you choose, it may cause a system boot failure or data loss problem.
Onboard Display Cache Setting:
When using the onboard VGA function, you had best use the default setting.
CAS# Latency:
Two options are available: 2 and 3. The default setting is 3. You can select the local memory
clock periods.
Paging Mode Control:
Two options are available: Close and Open. The default setting is Open. You can select the
paging mode control to open or close.
RAS-to-CAS Override:
Two options are available: by CAS# LT and Override (2). The default setting is by CAS# LT.
This is the display cache clock period control.
RAS# Timing:
Two options are available: Slow and Fast. The default setting is Fast. This item controls
RAS# active to Protegra, and refresh to RAS# active delay (in local memory area).
RAS# Precharge Timing:
Two options are available: Slow and Fast. The default setting is Fast. This item controls
RAS# precharge (in local memory area).
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3-5. Integrated Peripherals
In this menu, you can change the onboard I/O device and other hardware peripheral settings.
Figure 3-7. Integrated Peripherals Setup Screen Shot
Onboard IDE-1 Controller:
The onboard IDE 1 controller can be set as Enabled or Disabled. The default setting is
Enabled. The integrated peripheral controller contains an IDE interface with support for two
IDE channels. If you choose Disabled, it will effect the settings of four items not available.
For example, if you disabled the Onboard IDE-1 Controller, you will also disable the
Master/Slave Drive PIO Mode and Master/Slave Drive Ultra DMA.
Master/Slave Drive PIO Mode:
Six options are available: Auto , Mode 0 , Mode 1 , Mode 2 , Mode 3 , Mode 4 ,
Back to Auto. The four IDE PIO (Programmed Input/Output) items let you set a PIO mode
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(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 (default setting), the
system automatically determines the best mode for each device.
Master/Slave Drive Ultra DMA:
Two options are available: Auto and Disabled. The default setting is Auto. Ultra DMA is a
DMA data transfer protocol that utilizes ATA commands and the ATA bus to allow DMA
commands to transfer data at a maximum burst rate of 33 MB/sec.
Ultra DMA/33 or Ultra DMA/66 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).
➤Auto:
If your hard drive and your system software both support Ultra DMA/33, select
Auto to enable BIOS support. For Ultra DMA/66 devices, please refer the
requirements mentioned in page 2-18. (Default setting)
➤Disabled: If you encounter a problem in using Ultra DMA devices, you can try to disable
this item.
Onboard IDE-2 Controller:
Description is same as the Onboard IDE-1 Controller.
USB Controller:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. The default setting is Enabled. This
motherboard provide two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports, can supports USB devices. If
you don't want to use USB devices, set it to Disabled, then the item USB Keyboard Support
will also be disabled.
✏ USB Keyboard Support:
You can choose either the OS or the BIOS to support the USB keyboard. Depending on
the situation. Two options are available: OS or BIOS, OS is the default setting. With the
BIOS option, you can use a USB keyboard under the MS-DOS environment but don’t
need to install a driver.
Init Display First:
Two options are available: PCI Slot and Onboard. The default setting is PCI Slot. When you
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install additional PCI display cards, you can choose either a PCI display card or an onboard
VGA chip to activate the display boot-up screen.
AC97 Audio:
Two options are available: Auto and Disabled. The default setting is Auto. If you set it to
Enabled, it will allow the BIOS to detect audio device you use. If an audio device is detected,
the onboard audio controller (Intel® 810 chipset family) will be able to support it. If you
want to use the other audio adapter card to connect the audio connectors, please set this item
to Disabled.
AC97 Modem:
Two options are available: Auto and Disabled. The default setting is Auto. If you set it to
Enabled, it will allow the BIOS to detect the modem device you use. If a modem device is
detected, the onboard modem controller (Intel® 810 chipset family) will be able to support it.
If you want to use the other modem adapter card to connect the modem signal connectors,
please set this item to Disabled.
IDE HDD Block Mode:
Block mode is also called block transfer, multiple commands, or multiple sector read/write.
If your IDE hard drive supports block mode (most new drives do), select Enabled for
automatic detection of the optimal number of block read/writes per sector the drive can
support. The default setting is Enabled.
Power On Function:
This item allows you to select which way you want your system to power on. Five items are
available: Button Only , Keyboard 98 , Hot Key , Mouse Left , Mouse Right.
Default setting is Button Only.
Note
The mouse wake up function can only be used with the PS/2 mouse, not with a mouse
that uses the COM port and USB connection. Mouse Left (Mouse Right) means, you
need to double click the mouse left (right) button, for the computer to power on. You
also need to note the compatibility issue with your PS/2 mouse. Some PS/2 mice cannot
wake up the system, because of compatibility problems. Also, if the specs of your
keyboard are too old, it may fail to power on.
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✏ Hot Key Power On:
There are twelve options are available, Ctrl-F1 to Ctrl-F12. You can select this item and
using the Ctrl plus the one of each function key (F1 to F12) to power on the computer.
The default setting is Ctrl-F1.
Onboard FDD Controller:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. The default setting is Enabled. You can
enable or disable the onboard FDD controller.
Onboard Serial Port 1:
This is used to specify the I/O address and IRQ of Serial Port 1. Six options are available:
Disabled , 3F8/IRQ4 , 2F8/IRQ3 , 3E8/IRQ4 , 2E8/IRQ3 , AUTO. The default
setting is 3F8/IRQ4.
Onboard Serial Port 2:
This is used to specify the I/O address and IRQ of Serial Port 1. Six options are available:
Disabled , 3F8/IRQ4 , 2F8/IRQ3 , 3E8/IRQ4 , 2E8/IRQ3 , AUTO. The default
setting is 2F8/IRQ3.
✏ Onboard IR Function:
Three options are available: IrDA (HPSIR) mode , ASK IR (Amplitude Shift Keyed
IR) mode , Normal. The default setting is Normal.
✏ RxD , TxD Active:
Four options are available: Hi, Hi , Hi, Lo , Lo, Hi , Lo, Lo. The default setting is
Hi, Lo. Set IR transmission/reception polarity as High or Low.
✏ IR Transmission Delay:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. The default setting is Enabled. Set IR
transmission delays 4 character-time (40 bit-time) when SIR is changed from RX mode
to TX mode.
✏ UR2 Duplex Mode:
Two options are available: Full and Half. The default setting is Full. This item is lets you
choose the operation mode for your IR KIT. Some IR device only can work at half
duplex mode. Refer to your IR KIT user's guide to find out which setting is correct.
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✏ Use IR Pins:
Two options are available: RxD2, TxD2 and IR-Rx2Tx2. The default setting is IRRx2Tx2. If you choose RxD2, TxD2, your motherboard must support a COM port IR KIT
connection. Otherwise, you can only choose the IR-Rx2Tx2 to use the IR header on your
motherboard to connect your IR KIT. Please use the default setting.
Onboard Parallel Port:
Sets the I/O address and IRQ of the onboard parallel port. Four options are available:
Disable , 3BC/IRQ7 , 378/IRQ7 , 278/IRQ5. Default setting is 378/IRQ7.
✏ Parallel Port Mode:
Four options are available: SPP , EPP , ECP , ECP+EPP. The default setting is
SPP mode.
✏ EPP Mode Select:
Two options are available: EPP1.7 , EPP1.9. The default setting is EPP 1.7. When the
mode selected for the parallel port mode is EPP, the two EPP version options are
available.
✏ ECP Mode Use DMA:
Two options are available: 1 , 3. The default setting is 3. When the mode selected for
the parallel port mode is ECP, the DMA channel selected can be Channel 1 or Channel 3.
PWRON After PWR-Fail:
This setting lets you set the system action after a power failure. Three options are available:
On , Former-Sts , Off. The default setting is Off.
Game Port Address:
Three options are available: Disabled , 201 , 209. The default setting is 201. This item
sets the address of the onboard game port connector.
Midi Port Address:
Three options are available: Disabled , 330 , 300 , 290. The default setting is 330. This
item sets the address of the onboard midi port connector.
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Midi Port IRQ:
Two options are available: 5 , 10. The default setting is 10. This item sets the IRQ of the
onboard midi port connector. If you choose disable the Midi Port Address, then this field is
not available.
Note
If you buy the audio adapter and want to replace the use of onboard audio solution, you
have to disable three items in BIOS. Otherwise, your audio adapter may not working
well. These three items are:
AC 97 Audio set to Disabled
Game Port Address set to Disabled
Midi Port Address set to Disabled
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3-6. Power Management Setup Menu
The difference between Green PCs and traditional computers is that Green PCs have a
power management feature. With this feature, when the computer is powered on but inactive,
the power consumption is reduced in order to save energy. When the computer operates
normally, it is in Normal mode. In this mode, the Power Management Program will control
access to video, parallel ports, serial ports and drives, and the operating status of the
keyboard, mouse and other device. These are referred to as Power Management Events. If
none of these events occur, the system enters the power saving mode. When one of the
controlled events occurs, the system immediately returns to normal mode and operates at its
maximum speed. Power saving modes can be divided into three modes according to their
power consumption: Doze Mode, Standby Mode, and Suspend Mode. The four modes
proceed in the following sequence:
Normal Mode ===> Doze Mode ===> Standby Mode ===> Suspend Mode
The system consumption is reduced according the following sequence:
Normal
>
Doze >
Standby
>
Suspend
1. In the Main Menu, select "Power Management Setup" and press "Enter". The following
screen is displayed:
Figure 3-9. Power Management Setup Screen Shot
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2. Use the arrow keys to go to the item you want to configure. To change the settings, use
*,+ and Enter key.
3. After you have configured the power management feature, press Esc to go back to the
Main Menu.
We are now going to briefly explain the options in this menu:
ACPI Function (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface):
ACPI gives the operating system direct control over the power management and Plug and
Play functions of a computer.
There are two options that can be selected, “Enabled” and “Disabled”. You can select
“Enabled” to enable ACPI functions. If you want ACPI functions to work normally, you
should notice two things. One is your operating system must support ACPI, as of now only
Microsoft® Windows® 98 supports these functions. The second thing is that all devices and
add-on cards in your system must fully support ACPI, both hardware and software (drivers).
If you want to know if your devices or add-on cards support ACPI or not, please contact the
device or add-on card manufacture for more information. If you want to know more about
ACPI specifications, please go to the address below for more detailed information:
http://www.teleport.com/~acpi/acpihtml/home.htm
Note: If you enable the ACPI function in the BIOS setup, the SMI function will not work.
ACPI requires an ACPI-aware operating system. ACPI features include:
" Plug and Play (including bus and device enumeration) and APM functionality normally
contained in the BIOS.
" Power management control of individual devices, add-in cards (some add-in cards may
require an ACPI-aware driver), video displays, and hard disk drives.
" A Soft-off feature that enables the operating system to power off the computer.
" Support for multiple wake-up events (see Table 3-6-1).
" Support for a front panel power and sleep mode switch. Table 3-6-2 describes the system
states based on how long the power switch is pressed, depending on how ACPI is
configured with an ACPI-aware operating system.
Note
If you enable the ACPI function in the BIOS setup, the SMI switch function will not
work.
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System States and Power States
Under ACPI, the operating system directs all system and device power state transitions. The
operating system puts devices in and out of low-power states based on user preferences and
knowledge of how devices are being used by applications. Devices that are not being used
can be turned off. The operating system uses information from applications and user settings
to put the system as a whole into a low-power state.
Table 3-6-1: Wake Up Device and Events
The table below describes which devices or specific events can wake the computer from
specific states.
These device/events can wake up the
computer……
Power switch
RTC alarm
LAN
Modem
IR command
USB
PS/2 keyboard
PS/2 mouse
……from this state
Sleeping mode or power off mode
Sleeping mode or power off mode
Sleeping mode or power off mode
Sleeping mode or power off mode
Sleeping mode
Sleeping mode
Sleeping mode
Sleeping mode
Table 3-6-2: Effect of Pressing the Power Switch
If the system is in this
state……
……and the power switch
is pressed for
Off
On
On
Sleep
Less than four seconds
More than four seconds
Less than four seconds
Less than four seconds
……the system enters this
state
Power on
Soft off/Suspend
Fail safe power off
Wake up
ACPI Suspend Type:
Two options are available: S1(POS) and S3(STR). The default setting is S1(POS). Generally,
ACPI has six states: System S0 state, S1, S2, S3, S4, S5. S1 and S3 states are described
below:
The S1 (POS) State (POS means Power On Suspend):
While the system is in the S1 sleeping state, its behavior is as described below:
" The processor is not executing instructions. The processor’s complex context is
maintained.
" Dynamic RAM context is maintained.
" Power Resources are in a state compatible with the system S1 state. All Power Resources
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that supply a System Level reference of S0 are in the OFF state.
" Devices states are compatible with the current Power Resource states. Only devices
which solely reference Power Resources which are in the ON state for a given device state
can be in that device state. In all other cases, the device is in the D3 (off) state.
" Devices that are enabled to wake the system and that can do so from their current device
state can initiate a hardware event which transitions the system state to S0. This transition
causes the processor to continue execution where it left off.
To transition into the S1 state, the operating software does not have to flush the processor's
cache.
The S3 (STR) State (STR means Suspend to RAM):
The S3 state is logically lower then the S2 state and is assumed to conserve more power. The
behavior of this state is defined as follows:
" Processor is not executing instructions. The processor complex context is not maintained.
" Dynamic RAM context is maintained.
" Power Resources are in a state compatible with the system S3 state. All Power Resources
that supply a System Level reference of S0, S1, or S2 are in the OFF state.
" Devices states are compatible with the current Power Resource states. Only devices
which solely reference Power Resources which are in the ON state for a given device state
can be in that device state. In all other cases, the device is in the D3 (off) state.
" Devices that are enabled to wake the system and that can do so from their current device
state can initiate a hardware event which transitions the system state to S0. This transition
causes the processor to begin execution at its boot location. The BIOS performs
initialization of core functions as required to exit an S3 state and passes control to the
firmware resume vector. Please see the ACPI Specification Rev. 1.0 book section 9.3.2
for more details on BIOS initialization.
From the software point of view, this state is functionally the same as the S2 state. The
operational difference can be that some Power Resources that could be left ON in the S2
state might not be available to the S3 state. As such, additional devices can be required to be
in logically lower D0, D1, D2, or D3 state for S3 than S2. Similarly, some device wake
events can function in S2 but not S3.
Because the processor context can be lost while in the S3 state, the transition to the S3 state
requires that the operating software flush all dirty cache to DRAM.
- Above information for system S0 & S3 were refer to ACPI Specification Rev. 1.0.
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Power Management:
This item allows you to select the type (or degree) of power saving and is directly related to
the following modes:
1. Suspend Mode
2. HDD Power Down
There are three options for power management, three of which have fixed mode settings:
➤ User Define
“User Define” defines the delay for accessing the power modes.
Suspend Mode:
Disabled , 1 Min , 2 Min , 4 Min , 8 Min , 12 Min , 20
Min , 30 Min , 40 Min , 1 Hour. The default setting is
Disabled.
HDD Power Down: Disabled , 1 Min , 2 Min , 3 Min , 4 Min , 5 Min , 6
Min , 7 Min , 8 Min , 9 Hour , 10 Min , 11 Min , 12
Min , 13 Min , 14 Min , 15 Min. The default setting is
Disabled.
➤ Min Saving
When these two saving modes are enabled, the system is set up for minimum power
savings.
Suspend Mode = 1 Hour
HDD Power Down = 15 Min
➤ Max Saving
When the two saving modes are enabled, the system is set up for maximum power
savings.
Suspend Mode = 1 Min
HDD Power Down = 1 Min
Video Off Method:
Three video off methods are available: "Blank Screen", "V/H SYNC + Blank" and "DPMS".
The default is " V/H SYNC + Blank ".
If this setting does not shut off the screen, select “Blank Screen”. If your monitor and video
card support DMPS standard, select “DPMS”.
Blank Screen:
This option only writes blanks to the video buffer.
V/H SYNC + Blank: This selection will cause the system to turn off the vertical and
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horizontal synchronization ports and write blanks to the video buffer.
Initial display power management signaling.
DPMS:
Video Off In Suspend:
Two options are available: Yes or No. The default setting is Yes. This item determines the
manner in which the monitor is blanked.
Suspend Type:
Two options are available: Stop Grant and PwrOn Suspend. The default setting is Stop
Grant.
Modem Use IRQ:
You can specify the IRQ for modem use. Eight options are available: N/A , 3 , 4 , 5 ,
7 , 9 , 10 , 11. The default setting is N/A.
Suspend Mode/HDD Power Down:
These two items will be enable to change setting when item Power Management is set to
User Define, theses two item will also changes as table 3-6-3 below.
Table 3-6-3: Power Management Settings
Items
Power Management Settings
User Define
Min Saving Max Saving
Disabled , 1 Min , 2 Min , 4 Min
, 8 Min , 12 Min , 20 Min , 30
Min , 40 Min , 1 Hour. The default
setting is Disabled.
1 Hour
1 Min
HDD Power Down Disabled , 1 Min , 2 Min , 3 Min
, 4 Min , 5 Min , 6 Min , 7 Min
, 8 Min , 9 Hour , 10 Min , 11
Min , 12 Min , 13 Min , 14 Min ,
15 Min. The default setting is Disabled.
15 Min
1 Min
Suspend Mode
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN:
Two options are available: Instant-Off and Delay 4 Sec.. The default setting is Instant-Off.
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Pressing the power button for more than four seconds forces the system to enter the Soft-Off
state when the system has "hung".
Wake-Up by PCI card:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. Default setting is Disabled. This item can
let you wake-up your computer by PCI devices. For instance, if you had installed a PCI LAN
card with Wake-Up on LAN capability, then you could wake-up your computer from
another computer via a network by sending a wake-up frame signal. This feature also allows
the PCI card built-in hardware function to support the wake up function without special
cables connected to the motherboard.
Note
This feature needs a specific network interface, this is optional. Also your ATX power
supply +5V standby power must with at least 720mA capability.
Power On by Ring:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. Default setting is Disabled. If you connect
an external modem to the onboard serial port, the system will be turned on when a telephone
ring-up occurs.
Resume by Alarm:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. Default setting is Disabled. The RTC
alarm can turn on the system. You can set Date (of month) and Time (hour, minute, and
second) when you set this item to Enabled.
Reload Global Timer Events
When one of the specified events occur, the count down made for entry in power saving
mode goes back to zero. Since the computer will enter a power saving mode only after an
inactivity delay specified (time specific for Doze, Standby and Suspend modes) and after it
has no activity, during this time period, any event will cause the computer to re-count the
time elapsed. Resume events are operations or signals that cause the computer to resume
time counting.
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➤ Primary IDE 0/Primary IDE 1:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. The default setting is Disabled. If any
primary IDE master/slave I/O activity occurs, it will cause the computer to re-count the
time elapsed.
➤ Secondary IDE 0/Secondary 1:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. Default setting is Disabled. If any
secondary IDE master/slave I/O activity occurs, it will cause the computer to re-count
the time elapsed.
➤ FDD, COM, LPT Port:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. Default setting is Enabled. If any
floppy disk, COM ports and Parallel port I/O activity occurs, it will cause the computer
to re-count the time elapsed.
➤ PCI PIRQ[A-D]#:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. Default setting is Disabled. If any
INTA~INTD signal activity occurs, it will cause the computer to re-count the time
elapsed.
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3-7. PnP/PCI Configurations
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. PCI, or Personal Computer
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.
Figure 3-11. PnP/PCI Configurations Setup Screen Shot
PnP OS Installed:
The device resource assigned by PnP OS (e.g., Windows 95) or BIOS.
Force Update ESCD
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. Default setting is Disabled. 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 card and the system
reconfiguration has caused a resource conflict that the operating system can not boot.
Computer Knowledge: ESCD (Extended System Configuration Data)
The ESCD contains the IRQ, DMA, I/O port, memory information of the system. This
is a specification and a feature specific to the Plug & Play BIOS.
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Resources Controlled By:
Two options are available: Auto(ESCD) and Manual. Default setting is Auto(ESCD). When
the setting is Auto(ESCD), the IRQ Resources and Memory Resources can not be changed.
When resources are controlled manually, the IRQ Resources and Memory Resources can
then be changed.
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capability to automatically configure all of the boot
and Plug and Play compatible devices. If you select Auto (ESCD), The IRQ Resources item
will be disabled, as the BIOS automatically assigns them. But if you have trouble in
assigning the interrupt resources automatically, you can select Manual to set which IRQ and
DMA are assigned to PCI PnP cards.
Figure 3-12 shows you the screen of IRQ resources. Each item has two options: PCI Device
and Reserved. The default setting is PCI Device.
Figure 3-12. PnP/PCI Configurations - IRQ Resources Setup Screen Shot
PCI /VGA Palette Snoop:
This option allows the BIOS to preview VGA Status, and to modify the information
delivered from the Feature Connector of the VGA card to the MPEG Card. This option can
solve the display inversion to black after you have used the MPEG card.
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PIRQ_0~PIRQ3:
Eleven options are available: Auto, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15. Default setting is Auto.
This item allows the system to automatically specify the IRQ number for the device installed
on PCI slots. Which means, the system can specify the fixed IRQ number for the device
installed on the PCI slots (PCI slot 1 to PCI slot 5). This is a useful function when you want
to fix the IRQ for a specific device.
For example, if you want to move your hard disk to another computer and don’t want to
re-install Windows® NT, then you can specify the IRQ for the device installed on the new
computer to fit the original computer settings.
This feature is for the operating system which will record and fix the PCI configuration
status, if you want to change it.
For the relations between the hardware layout of PIRQ (the signals from the 810 chipset),
INT# (means PCI slot IRQ signals) and devices, please refer to the table below:
Signals
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCI slot 3
PIRQ_0
PIRQ_1
PIRQ_2
PIRQ_3
INT A
INT B
INT C
INT D
INT B
INT C
INT D
INT A
INT C
INT D
INT A
INT B
" Each PCI slot has four INT#s (INT A~INT D).
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3-8. PC Health Status
You can set the warning and shutdown temperatures for your computer system, and you can
check the fan speeds and power supply voltages of your computer system. The features are
useful for monitoring all the important parameters within your computer system. We call it
the PC Health Status.
Figure 3-13. PC Health Status Screen Shot
Temperature Warning:
This item lets you select the temperature at which you want the system to send out a warning
message to the PC speakers of when the temperature goes beyond either limit. You can
select the temperatures you want. The ranges are from 30°C / 86°F to 120°C / 248°F, default
setting is 75°C / 158°F.
All Voltages, Fans Speed and Thermal Monitoring:
These items list the current states of the CPU and environment temperatures as well as fan
speeds (CPU fan and chassis fan). It can not be changed by the user.
The following items list the voltage states of the system power. It is also unchangeable.
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3-9. Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Figure 3-14. Load Fail-Safe Defaults Screen Shot
When you press <Enter> on this item you get a confirmation dialog box with a message
similar to:
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N) ? N
Pressing ‘Y’ loads the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal-performance
system operations.
3-10. Load Optimized Defaults
Figure 3-15. Load Optimized Defaults Screen Shot
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When you press <Enter> on this item you get a confirmation dialog box with a message
similar to:
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N) ? N
Pressing ‘Y’ loads the default values that are factory settings for optimal performance
system operations.
3-11. Set Password
This option allows you to set a password required to start the system (System) or to access to
the BIOS (Setup).
After you have set a password through the Set Password option, you can enter the
“Advanced BIOS Features” (refer to 3-3) to set the “Security Option”. In this way, you
can prevent unauthorized access.
Password setting procedure:
When you choose the Set Password option, the following message is displayed:
“Enter Password:“
Type your password. When complete, press <Enter>. The following message is displayed:
“Confirm Password:“
Type your password again. When complete, press <Enter>. The password setting is
completed.
Password clearing procedure:
When you select the Set Password option, the following message is displayed:
“Enter Password:“
Press <Enter>, the message “Password Disabled !!!” is displayed. Press a key. The
password clearing procedure is completed.
Notice
Do not forget your password. If you forget it, you will have to open the computer case,
clear the contents of the CMOS, and boot the system up again. By doing this, you must
reset all your parameters.
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3-12. Save & Exit Setup
Figure 3-19. Save & Exit Setup Screen Shot
Pressing <Enter> on this item asks for confirmation:
Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y
Pressing “Y” stores the selections made in the menus in CMOS - a special section of
memory that stays on after you turn your system off. The next time you boot your computer,
the BIOS configures your system according to the Setup selections stored in CMOS. After
saving the values the system is restarted again.
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3-13. Exit Without Saving
Figure 3-20. Exit Without Saving Screen Shot
Pressing <Enter> on this item asks for confirmation:
Quit without saving (Y/N)? Y
This allows you to exit Setup without storing in CMOS any change. The previous selections
remain in effect. This exits the Setup utility and restarts your computer.
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Appendix A PCI Bridge Drivers Installation for
Windows® 98 SE
After you’ve installed Windows® 98, you need to install the PCI Bridge driver. We will tell
you step by step in the following section how to do this.
Please insert the WB6 CD-Title into your CD-ROM drive. It should execute the program
automatically. If not, you can go to the CD location and execute the execution file from the
main directory of this CD-Title. After it is executed, the screen below will appear.
Move the cursor to "Drivers" and click on it.
You will go to the next screen.
Move the cursor to "PCI Bridge Driver"
and click on it. Go to the next screen.
Move the cursor to "Install" and click on it.
Go to the next screen.
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The "Welcome" screen and its dialogue box
will appear. Click "Next" to go on.
The License screen will show up. Read it
and click the "Yes" to go on.
This screen will show you the Readme.txt
information of this INF installation utility.
When you have read it all, click "Next".
Now you can choose the folder for the
destination location you want to install the
drivers. We suggest you use the default
folder as the destination location. After
checking the folder click "Next".
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Now you are ready to start installation of the
INF. To start the INF update processing,
click the "Next".
When installation is complete, the installer
will ask you to restart your computer. We
suggestion you click "Yes" to restart your
computer to finish the system INF updating.
When your computer system restarts, will see Windows® 98 SE start the updating process
and several new hardware devices will be found and updated. When restarting Windows® 98
SE, the CD-ROM drives will fail to be found in the updating process. If the prompt dialogue
box asks you to put the Windows® 98 SE CD into the CD-ROM drive, just ignore this
message and let it go to the next process. If the prompt dialogue box tells you that it can not
find *.cat file, you can select the path to "windows\catroot\".
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Installing the VGA Driver for Windows® 98 SE
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Appendix B Installing the VGA Driver for
Windows® 98 SE
Now we will show you how to install the VGA drive to your Windows® 98 SE operating
system in this section.
First, go to check the System Properties ,
Device Manager , Display Adapters,. Your
system now shows the "Standard PCI
Graphics Adapter [VGA]".
Exit the device manager and insert the WB6 CD-Title into your CD-ROM drive, it should
execute the program automatically. If not, you can go to the CD location and execute the
execution file at the main directory of this CD-Title. After it has been executed you will see
the screen below. Move the cursor to the "Drivers" and click on it. This will take you to the
next screen.
Move the cursor to "Drivers" and click on it.
You will go to the next screen.
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Move the cursor to "Intel 810 Graphic
Driver" and click on it. Go to the next
screen.
Move the cursor to "Windows 95/98" and
click on it. Go to the next screen.
Now you will see the install shield loading.
You will now see the welcome screen and its
dialogue box. Click "Next" to go on.
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The License screen will appear. Click the
"Yes" button to go on.
Now you can choose the folder for the
destination location you want to install the
driver. We suggest you use the default
folder as the destination location. When you
have made sure of the folder, click "Next".
Now the system will install the VGA drivers.
While doing so, the percentage of the driver
installed will be displayed on the screen.
When the installation is complete, please
choose the item: "Yes, I want to restart my
computer now" and then click the "Finish"
button.
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When the computer restarts and enters
Windows, check System Properties ,
Device Manager , Display Adapters. You
should see the device changed to " Intel [R]
810E Chipset Graphics Driver [DC133]".
After you confirm this change, the update
process is now fully complete. You can now
choose the desktop size and resolution you
want now.
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Appendix C Installing the Audio Driver for
Windows® 98 SE
We will show you how to install the audio drivers for Windows® 98 SE operating system.
Please enter Control Panel, then check
System Properties , Device Manager ,
Other Devices. Your system should now
show "?
?PCI Multimedia Audio Device".
Select it and then click “Properties.”
Select Drive and then click “Update Driver.”
Click “Next.”
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Select “Search for a better driver than the
one your device is using now.
(Recommended)”, and then click “Next.”
Select “Specify a Location” and then type
“D:\Drivers\YMF752\VXD” in the text box.
(D is your CD-ROM drive letter)
Click “Next.”
Click “Next.”
Click “Finish.”
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Once Windows has restarted, go to "System
Properties" to double check. You should find
the "?PCI Multimedia Audio Device" has
disappeared, and Yamaha AC-XG audio
Codec is there instead.
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Installing the VGA Drivers for the Windows® NT 4.0 Server / Workstation
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Appendix D Installing the VGA Drivers for the
Windows® NT 4.0 Server /
Workstation
In this section we will show you how to install the VGA drives to your Windows® NT 4.0
Server/Workstation operating system. All screen shots are from Windows® NT 4.0 server
version. Before you install the audio drivers, please install Windows® NT 4.0 Service Pack 4
(or the latest version) first. Then you can install the audio drivers.
Please insert the WB6 CD-Title into your CD-ROM drive. It should execute the program
automatically. If not, you can go to the CD location and execute the execution file from the
main directory of this CD-Title. After it is executed, you will see the screen below.
Move the cursor to "Drivers" and click on it.
This will bring you to the next screen.
Move the cursor to "Intel 810 Graphic
Driver" and click on it. Go to the next
screen.
Move the cursor to "Windows NT " and
click on it. Go to the next screen.
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You will now see the install shield is
loading.
The "Welcome screen" and its dialogue box
will appear. Click the "Next" button to go
on.
The License screen will appear next. Click
the "Yes" button to continue.
Now you can choose the folder for the
destination location you want. We suggest
you use the default folder as the destination
location. When you are sure of the folder,
click "Next".
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The system will now start to install the VGA
drivers. While doing so, it will display the
percentage installed on the screen.
When installation is complete please choose
the item: "Yes, I want to restart my computer
now". Then click the "Finish" button to
restart your computer.
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Installing the Audio Drivers for the Windows® NT 4.0 Server / Workstation
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Appendix E Installing the Audio Drivers for
the Windows® NT
In this section we will show you how to install the audio drives to your Windows® NT 4.0
Server/Workstation operating system. All screen shot are from Windows® NT 4.0 server
version. Before you install the audio drivers, please install Windows® NT 4.0 Service Pack 4
(or the latest version) first. Then you can install the audio drivers.
First you need go to the "Control Panel" and
double click the item "Multimedia".
Choose the "Devices" folder then click the
"Add…" button.
Then choose the "Unlisted or Updated
Driver" and click the "OK" button.
NOTE
If you want to play a MIDI file in Windows NT, you have to install Soft Synthesizer SYXG50. You can find this software in the WB6 CD-ROM.
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You have to specify and manually type the
path of driver location. We’ve put the audio
drivers under the "DRIVERS\YMF752\
NT4.0". The code name of the CD-ROM
drive will depend on how many devices
installed on your computer system. Here it is
shown as D:\.
When Windows finds the driver you can
choose the item "YAMAHA AC-XG
Driver" and click "OK" button.
Click “OK.”
The screen shows the "System Setting
Change" message. You need to restart your
computer to complete the updating process.
Click the "Restart Now" button to restart
your computer.
After Windows® NT restarts, check the
"Multimedia Properties" again. You will see
the Yamaha AC-XG had been identify.
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Appendix F BIOS Flashing User Instructions
When your motherboard needs to be upgraded with new features or some compatibility
problems in the BIOS need to be fixed, you will need to use this BIOS flash utility. This
utility is provided by Award Software makes it easy to flash by yourself. However, please
read all the information in this section before flashing.
Before you can flash the BIOS you need to go into the pure DOS environment by rebooting
your system and going directly into DOS. Basically, there are two ways to flash your BIOS.
One is to directly type the full line commands that are described in this section. The utility
will then flash your BIOS. When you finish the flash operation, you will see the screen as in
Figure F-2 Note F-1.
The other method is to just type awdflash (under Award flash BIOS utility directory) then
press enter. The Flash Memory Writer V7.33 screen will appear. Please refer to Figure F-1
Note F-1
. You need to type “NEWBIOS” (the file name or you can use another name if you
choose) into the “File Name to Program”, then press enter.
Figure F-1. Award Flash Memory Writer V7.33 Start Screen
When you have finished updating your BIOS, you will see the screen as in Figure F-2. You
then need to press the F1 key to reset the system, or press the F10 key to exit the writer.
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Figure F-2. Award Flash Memory Writer V7.33 Complete Screen
Figure F-3 shows you what commands you can use for the flashing program. You need to go
into the pure DOS environment and type awdflash. Figure F-3 will then appear.
Figure F-3. Award Flash Memory Writer V7.33 Flash Commands Screen
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Note F-1
The BIOS file name in the figure shown is only an example. You should check
which .bin file is to be used with your motherboard. Don’t flash with the wrong .bin file
otherwise you may cause system malfunctions. Even the same model BIOS, according
to their release dates and which problems have been fixed, have different .bin names.
Please read the BIOS file description before you download it.
Example 1: To update the BIOS and create a backup of the current system BIOS execute
this command:
AWDFLASH NEWBIOS /PY SAVEBIOS /SY
Example 2: To update the BIOS, create a backup of current system BIOS, and clear the
CMOS, execute this command:
AWDFLASH NEWBIOS SAVEBIOS /CC
Example 3: To update the BIOS and clear PnP settings execute this command:
AWDFLASH NEWBIOS /SN /CP
Example 4: To make a backup of the current system BIOS execute the following command:
AWDFLASH NEWBIOS /PN SAVEBIOS
Note F-2
“NEWBIOS” indicates the file name for the new BIOS which can be downloaded from
our web site at http://www.abit.com.tw (the user can choose a different file name in
place of NEWBIOS). “SAVEBIOS” indicates the filename of the old system BIOS (the
user can choose a different file name in place of SAVEBIOS).
Explanation of parameter names:
/CC: Clears CMOS data
/CP: Clears PnP data
/CD: Clears DMI data
/CKS: Compare Binfile Checksum
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Remarks:
1. When executing AWDFLASH.EXE, do not run HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE in the
CONFIG.SYS.
2. Please take the following actions to solve problems caused by power shortages or other
non-preventable malfunctions during BIOS updating that lead to update failures. First, it
is strongly suggested that you format a disk that can boot your computer before you
update your BIOS. If the above mentioned problem occurs during BIOS updating, you
will be able to use this disk to automatically execute a BIOS update. The content of the
disk should be as follows:
(1) Startup system files (COMMAND.COM, MSDOS.SYS, IO.SYS...)
(2) AWDFLSH.EXE
(3) The NEWBIOS file which can be download from ABIT web site.
(4) AUTOEXEC.BAT, which has the following content:
A:\AWDFLASH NEWBIOS /PY /SN /CC /CD
For example, to update the WB6 BIOS version to MJ (WB6_MJ.BIN), you need to
type:
A:\AWDFLASH WB6_FZ.BIN /PY /SN /CC /CD /CKS
3. If you try to flash an incorrect version of a BIOS (i.e. for another motherboard) the
following message will appear:
“The program file’s part number does not match with your system!”
Note
Please do not use the Award flash memory writer version that earlier than Version 7.22
to flash your WB6 motherboard BIOS. Otherwise, it may cause flash fail or anticipate
problems.
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Appendix G Installing the HighPoint XStore Pro
Utility
We provide a useful and powerful utility on our product package, HighPoint XStore Pro.
What does XStore do? The XStore Pro is a hard disk enhancement utility which improves
system performance. The basic concept is to use a read-ahead caching algorithm to improve
hard disk performance. With the market trend moving system’s standard configurations
towards 48 MBytes memory size or beyond, HighPoint’s XStore Pro provides higher system
performance. XStore Pro is the new generation of XStore MMX Accelerators for Storage.
XStore Pro utilizes the bigger system memory size to enhance memory management by
working with Windows® 95 and 98. XStore Pro optimizes higher system performance by
read ahead caching after seeking with large block sizes of hard disks. And best of all, XStore
Pro supports several PCI Bus Master Controllers such as Intel, SiS, Ali, Via and others.
When you install XStore Pro, you can choose to install CD Xpress at the same time. Why do
you need CD Xpress? We’ll tell you more about it.
CD-ROM technology is growing fast, but its performance is still unacceptable compared to
today's hard drives. The transfer rates of today's hard drives can exceed 18MB/sec with
access times below 12ms. However, transfer rates for the fastest CD-ROM drives on the
market are below 2MB/sec with access times over 100 ms.
CD Xpress was created to accelerate the accessing speed of the CD-ROM drive by utilizing
the hard drive's high performance. CD Xpress reads and buffers data from the CD-ROM to
an area in the hard drive. With CD Xpress, when you access CD-ROM data, you are actually
accessing data from a swap file in the hard drive. This results in a tremendous increase in
CD-ROM performance without penalties.
Before you install this utility, there are several things you need to know.
Important Note
1. You can only install one Bus Master Driver at a time in your system, or the drivers will
result in conflict and cause system hangs. Please make sure you don’t have any Bus
Master Drivers installed in your system before you install XStore Pro! You must remove
all components of the previous Bus Master Driver before you install XStore Pro to your
system. For example, you cannot install both the Intel® bus master driver and HighPoint
XStore Pro in your system, otherwise it will cause system conflict when you install the
second bus master driver!
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2. This Windows® 95/98 driver does not support CD-ROM Changers. If you have an ATAPI
CD-ROM Changer installed in your system, please do not install this driver!
3. We have found that the Windows® 95 OSR2/Windows® 98 version fails to load the driver
on some systems using the Bus Master chipset after you install and restart the system. The
following step could solve this problem if it happens:
(1) Go to My Computer and double click Control Panel.
(2) Double click System then go to Device Manger and View Devices by Type.
(3) Go to hard disk controllers.
(4) Double click PCI Bus Master IDE Controller (Ultra DMA supported). (There should
be a yellow mark besides this item)
(5) Click Resources and you should see a box near the bottom of the screen that says “Set
Configuration Manually”.
(6) Click on “Set Configuration Manually” and you will see a check next to “Use
automatic setting”.
(7) Uncheck the box and when the system asks you to reboot click “yes”.
(8) After the system restarts the yellow mark should be gone
4. De-Installation:
To uninstall XStore Pro from your system, run "Uninstall" from the HighPoint XStore Pro
program group. This uninstall utility will: deactivate CD Xpress, if CD Xpress is active,
remove the buffer space, and uninstall XStore Pro and CD Xpress from the system. After
uninstalling XStore Pro, the hard disk will return to its original status. We suggest users
reboot the system after finishing uninstalling.
5. The ATAPI LS-120 device will be recognized as a removable device in retail Windows
95(4.00.95) and OSR1 Windows 95(4.00.95 A) after the XStore Pro driver is installed.
6. This driver might lock on certain motherboards. Please check HighPoint Technology first
if you encounter problems.
For more detailed information, please check the read me file stored in the XStore Pro
Program Group. If you want to upgrade to a new version of the driver or want to know more
about XStore Pro products, please go to the HighPoint Technologies Inc’s company WEB
site, the URL is http://www.highpoint-tech.com/.
This CD-ROM (Or floppy diskette) has the HighPoint XStore Pro drivers. (Version 1.2) The
following procedure describes how to install the HighPoint XStore to your system. If you
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have a floppy diskette instead of the CD-ROM, just insert the diskette and run the Setup.exe
file to start installation.
Step 1: In Windows® 95/98,
place the CD-ROM into the
computer. The main menu will
show up. Click the HighPoint
XStore Pro Install button and
you will see the XStore Pro
installer
preparing
the
InstallShield® Wizard. When it
is done, the Welcome screen will
appear.
Step 2: Press the “Next” key,
You will see the screen at left.
You then need to choose
whether you want to install
XStore Pro only or if you want
to install both XStore Pro and
CD Xpress. Press the “Next”
key to continue.
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Step 3: Press the “Next” key,
You will see the license screen.
Step 4: Press “Yes” to continue.
Step 5: When the installation
process is done, you will see the
screen below. This screen will
show up only when you install
both XStore Pro and CD Xpress.
If you want to see the ReadMe
file, you can click on the circle.
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Step 6: Choose the “Yes, I want
to restart my computer now.”
Button. Then system will restart.
Or you can choose the “No, I will
restart my computer later”.
Note
You must restart your computer after installing the XStore Pro utility. Otherwise, the
software may not work not properly.
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Hardware Monitoring Function
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Appendix H Hardware Monitoring Function
(Installing the Winbond Hardware
Doctor Utility)
Winbond Hardware Doctor is a self-diagnostic system for PCs and must be used with the
Winbond chipset: W83627HF IC series products.
It protects PC hardware by monitoring several critical items including power supply
voltages, CPU & system fan speeds and CPU and system temperatures. These items are
important for the operation of the system. Errors may result in permanent damage to the PC.
Once any item is out of its normal range, a warning message will pop up and remind the user
to take the proper measures.
The following description will tell you how to install and use the Hardware Doctor. You
should have the Winbond Hardware Doctor utility on a CD-ROM or floppy diskette. If you
have a floppy diskette, just insert diskette 1 and execute the Setup.exe file to start
installation.
Step 1. In Windows® 95/98, place
the CD-ROM into the computer.
The main menu will appear. Click
the Hardware Doctor Install
button. The HWDoctor Setup screen
will show up. Please refer the to
figure below.
Step 2. Click the “OK” button and
the screen below will appear.
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Step 3. You can specify the
program install path by clicking
the “Change Directory” button. Or
if you want to use the default path,
click the
icon to continue
the install process. Now the screen
will show you the percentage of
installation progress.
Step 4. When the process is
finished, click the “OK” button.
Step 5. Go to the Windows toolbar
and click the “Start” button. Then
choose the “program”
,
“HWDoctor” (See the arrow mark
on figure below).
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Step 6. This screen will appear. You
will see voltages, fan speeds and
temperature readings as well. If any
item readings are critical or over their
limitations, the reading will turn red.
Also, a pop-up window will appear to
warn you the system has a problem!
The figure below shows the warning message window.
Ignore:
You can ignore the warning message of the item, but it will pop up again when
an error of the same item reoccurs.
Disable: The chosen item will be no longer monitored thereafter, unless you activate it in
the "Configuration" page.
Shutdown: Choosing this button will shutdown the computer.
Help: You can read more information and self-diagnose simple problems.
If the warning message pops up due to the wrong warning limit, you can adjust it in the
“Configuration” option. For example if you set the temperature high limit to 40°C, you will
easily exceed the “proper” temperature.
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Please pay attention to two things when you want to make any changes to the
“Configuration” option. Firstly, you have to make sure your new setting is in the proper
range. Secondly, after you finished the configuration, you have to save it. Otherwise, the
program will start with the default value the next time.
If you encounter any problems or have any questions about the software settings and
adjustments, please use the Winbond hardware doctor on-line help. It should give you
enough information to answer your questions.
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The Installation Guide for Suspend to RAM
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Appendix I Installation Guide for Suspend to
RAM
Suspend To RAM (STR) is a cost-effective, optimal implementation of the ACPI 1.0
specification. The ACPI specification defines the S3 sleep state, in which all system context
is lost except system memory. CPU, cache, and chip set context are lost in this state.
Hardware maintains memory context and restores some CPU and L2 configuration context.
The STR function enables a PC to achieve the S3 state during idle periods, then quick “wake
up” and retrieve the last “state” of the system before it went to sleep. When idle, STRenabled systems consume only a small fraction of the power used for full operation. Instead
of shutting down the system to save power when not in use and then having to reboot later,
users can let the STR function take over and not have to worry about using power to run all
the electronics, fans and disks. When needed, a PC with STR function can restore all
applications and features to an operational state within a few seconds.
The following description will tell you how to install the STR function and use it.
Note
To get Windows® 98 to enable the ACPI BIOS function, you have to type the parameter
after the setup command, for example, setup /p j. This command will let Windows® 98
automatically install the necessary elements for the ACPI BIOS. If you have already
installed Windows® 98 without using this command, you have to re-install Windows®
98 and use the /p j command. Otherwise, your Windows® 98 ACPI function may not
work.
As above note mentioned, you have to use the parameter come with the setup command to
install your Windows® 98. After you complete Windows® 98 installation and reboot your
computer, you can see these items show up in the System Properties , Device Manager:
.
.
.
.
ACPI System Button
Advance Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) BIOS
SCI IRQ use by ACPI bus
System board extension for ACPI BIOS
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After these items show up, you can go to the next step for the STR function setting.
/ How to use the STR function:
There are two ways to put your system into STR mode:
Method 1: Select “Stand by” in the “Shut Down Windows” area.
Step 1: Click “Star” in the Windows Tools
Bar, and then select “Shut Down…”
Step 2: Select “Stand by”, and then click
“OK”.
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Method 2: Define the case “Power” button to initiate STR sleep Mode
Step 1: Open “Control Panel”, and then
enter “Power Management”.
Step 2: Select “Advanced”, and then set the
“Power Buttons” to “Standby”.
Step 3: Restart your computer to put these settings into effect. Now you will only need to
press the “Power” button on the front panel of the chassis when you want to put your
computer into STR sleep mode.
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Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?)
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Appendix J Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?)
If you have a problem during operation and in order to help our technical support personnel
to quickly find out what the problem of your motherboard is and to give you the answers you
need, before filling in the technical support form, eliminate any peripheral that is not related
to the problem, and indicate on the form, the system’s peripherals. Fax this form to your
dealer or to the company where you bought the hardware or your nearest ABIT branch office
in order to benefit from our technical support. (You can refer to the examples given below)
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Example 1: With a system including: motherboard (with CPU, DRAM, COAST...) HDD,
CD-ROM, FDD, MPEG CARD, SCSI CARD, SOUND CARD, etc. After the
system is assembled, if you cannot boot up, check the key components of the
system using the procedure described below. First remove all interface cards
and try to reboot.
1 If you still cannot boot up:
If it still does not start, note the motherboard model, BIOS identification
number, CPU on the technical support form (refer to main instructions), and
describe the problem in the problem description space provided.
1 If you can boot up:
Reinsert the interface cards you have removed one by one and try to start
the system each time you insert a card, until the system doesn’t start
anymore. Keep the interface card that causes the problem inserted on the
motherboard, remove any other card or peripheral, and start again. If you
still cannot start, note down the information related to both cards in the
add-on Card space provided, and don’t forget to indicate the motherboard
model, version, BIOS identification number, CPU (refer to main
instructions), and give a description of the problem.
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Example 2: With a system including the motherboard (with CPU, DRAM, COAST...) HDD,
CD-ROM, FDD, LAN CARD, MPEG CARD, SCSI CARD, SOUND CARD,
after assembly and after having installed the Sound Card Driver, when you
restart the system, when it runs the Sound Card Driver, it resets automatically.
This problem may be due to the Sound Card Driver. During the Starting DOS…
procedure, press SHIFT (BY-PASS) key, to skip CONFIG.SYS and
AUTOEXEC.BAT; edit CONFIG.SYS with a text editor, and in function the
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line that loads the Sound Card Driver, add a remark REM, in order to disable
the Sound Card Driver. See the example below.
CONFIG.SYS:
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE HIGHSCAN
DOS=HIGH, UMB
FILES=40
BUFFERS=36
REM DEVICEHIGH=C:\PLUGPLAY\DWCFGMG.SYS
LASTDRIVE=Z
Restart the system. If the system starts and does not reset, you can be sure that
the problem is due to the Sound Card Driver. Note down the Sound Card model,
motherboard model, BIOS identification number on the technical support file
(refer to main instructions), and describe the problem in the space provided.
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To fill in this “Technical Support Form”, refer to the step-by-step instructions given below:
1*. MODEL: Note the model number given in your user’s manual.
Example: WB6, BX6, BH6, etc…
*
2 . Motherboard model number (REV): Note the motherboard model number labeled on
the motherboard as “REV:*.**”.
Example: REV: 1.01
*
3 . BIOS ID and Part Number: See next page example.
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4. DRIVER REV: Note the driver version number indicated on the DEVICE DRIVER
disk (if have) as “Release *.**”. For example:
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5*. OS/APPLICATION: Indicate the operating system and applications your are running
on the system.
Example: MS-DOS® 6.22, Windows® 95, Windows® NT....
6*. CPU: Indicate the brand and the speed (MHz) of your CPU.
Example:(A) In the “Brand” space, write “Intel”, in the “Specifications” space, write
“ Pentium® II MMX 300MHz”。
7. HDD: Indicate the brand and specifications of your HDD(s), specify if the HDD is using
4IDE1 or 4IDE2. If you know the disk capacity, indicate it and check (“5”) “ ”; in
case you give no indication, we will consider that your HDD is “6IDE1” Master.
Example: In the “HDD” space, check the box, in the Brand space, write “Seagate”, in the
Specifications space, write “ST31621A (1.6GB)”.
8. CD-ROM Drive: Indicate the brand and specifications of your CD-ROM drive. Specify
if it uses 4 IDE1 or 4IDE2, and check (“5”) “ ”; in case you give no indication, we
will consider that your CD-ROM is “6IDE2” Master.
Example: In the “CD-ROM drive” space, check the box, in the Brand space, write
“Mitsumi”, in the Specifications space, write “FX-400D”.
9. System Memory (DRAM): Indicate the brand and specifications (SIMM / DIMM) of
your system memory. For example:
In the Brand space, write “Panasonic”, in the Specifications space, write “SIMM-FP
DRAM 4MB-06”.
Or, in the Brand, write “NPNX”, in the Specifications space, write “SIMM-EDO DRAM
8MB-06”.
Or, in the Brand space, write “SEC”, in the Specifications space, write “DIMM-S
DRAM 8MB-G12”.
10. ADD-ON CARD: Indicate which add-on cards you are absolutely sure are related to the
problem.
If you cannot identify the problem’s origin, indicate all the add-on cards inserted into
your system.
Note
Items between the “*” are absolutely necessary.
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& Technical Support Form
7 Phone #:
Company name:
2 Contact:
Model
Motherboard
Model No.
OS/Application
8Fax #:
*
BIOS ID #
DRIVER REV
*
*
Hardware name
CPU
HDD
IDE1
IDE2
CDIDE1
IDE2
ROM
Drive
System Memory
(DRAM)
ADD-ON CARD
Brand
*
Specifications
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Problem Description:
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