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VIA
User’s Manual
VIA EPIA-V
Mini-ITX Mainboard
Version 1.2
December, 2003
P/N 99-51-012551-12
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Copyright
Copyright by VIA Technologies Inc. (“VIA”). No part of this manual
may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without express written
authorization from VIA.
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Data protection
All data should be backed-up prior to the installation of any drive unit
or storage peripheral. VIA will not be responsible for any loss of data
resulting from the use, disuse or misuse of this or any other VIA
product.
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this manual. However, it is possible that it may contain technical
inaccuracies or typographical or other errors. VIA will assume no
liability for any inaccuracy found in this publication, nor for
damages, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or otherwise, that
may result from such an inaccuracy, including without limitation loss
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warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
The information provided in this manual is subject to change without
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drivers without notification.
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FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Notice 1
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
Notice 2
Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in
order to comply with the emission limits.
VOIR LA NOTICE D’INSTALLATION AVANT DE RACCORDER AU
RESEAU.
VIA EPIA-M Mini-ITX Mainboard
Tested to comply
with FCC Standard
For Home or Office Use
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We take every care in the preparation of this document, but no guarantee is given as to the correctness of its contents. Our products are
under continual improvement and we reserve the right to make changes
without notice.
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owners.
PS/2 and OS/2 are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation.
Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000/NT and Windows XP are registered
trademarks of Microsoft.
Netware is a registered trademark of Novell.
Award is a registered trademark of Award Software Inc.
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Safety Instructions
NOTE
1. Always read the safety instructions carefully.
2. Keep this User’s Manual for future reference.
3. Keep this equipment away from humidity.
4. Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
5. The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the equipment from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
6. Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 110/
220V before connecting the equipment to the power inlet.
7. Place the power cord in such a way that people cannot step on it.
Do not place anything over the power cord.
8. Always unplug the power cord before inserting any add-on card or
module.
9. All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
10. Never pour any liquid into the opening. Liquid can cause damage
or electrical shock.
11. If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked
by a service personnel:
• The power cord or plug is damaged
• Liquid has penetrated into the equipment
• The equipment has been exposed to moisture
• The equipment has not work well or you can not get it work
according to User’s Manual.
• The equipment has dropped and damaged
• If the equipment has obvious sign of breakage
12. DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT UNCONDITIONED, STORAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 600 C (1400F), IT
MAY DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT.
CAUTION: Explosion or serious damage may occur if the
battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same
or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
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Box Contents
This VIA EPIA-V Mini-ITX Mainboard package should contain the following items:
•
1 x VIA EPIA-V Mini-ITX Mainboard
•
1 x User’s manual
•
1 x ATA-33/66/100 Hard drive ribbon cable
•
1 x Floppy ribbon cable
•
1 x I/O Bracket
•
1 x Driver Utilities CD
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Contents
Specifications ......................................................... 1-1
Mainboard Specifications................................................ 1-2
Mainboard Layout............................................................ 1-4
Connectors Guide ............................................................ 1-5
Installation ............................................................. 2-1
CPU ................................................................................. 2-2
The VIA C3™ E-Series Processor ................................... 2-2
The VIA Eden Processor .................................................. 2-3
Memory Installation ......................................................... 2-4
SDRAM Module Installation Procedures .......................... 2-4
Available SDRAM Configurations ..................................... 2-5
Power Supply .................................................................. 2-6
ATX 20-Pin Power Connector: ATXPWR ....................... 2-6
Back Panel ....................................................................... 2-7
Mouse Connector: JMS1 .................................................. 2-7
Keyboard Connector: JKB1 .............................................. 2-7
USB Port Connectors ....................................................... 2-8
RJ-45 NIC Port ................................................................. 2-8
Parallel Port Connector: LPT1 ......................................... 2-8
Serial Port Connector: COM 1 .......................................... 2-9
S-Video Port ..................................................................... 2-9
Audio Port Connectors ..................................................... 2-9
RCA Video or S/PDIF Port .............................................. 2-9
VGA Out ........................................................................... 2-9
Connectors ..................................................................... 2-10
Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 .......................................... 2-10
Front Panel Connector (J3) ............................................. 2-11
CD-ROM Line In Connector (J7) ................................... 2-11
FIR Module Connector (J5) ............................................ 2-12
PS2 Connector (J6) ........................................................ 2-12
Wake On Modem Connector (J8) ................................... 2-13
USB Port 2&3 Connector (F_USB) ............................... 2-13
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Video In Connector (J12) ................................................ 2-14
Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD ............................... 2-14
Jumpers.......................................................................... 2-15
Clear CMOS Jumper: CLEAR_CMOS ........................... 2-15
Host Frequency Select (J13) ........................................... 2-16
Auto Reboot Function Setting (J2) .................................. 2-17
RCA Video or S/PDIF Select (J11) ................................. 2-17
Slots............................................................................... 2-18
PCI Slots ......................................................................... 2-18
PCI Interrupt Request Routing ....................................... 2-19
BIOS Setup ............................................................ 3-1
Entering Setup.................................................................. 3-2
Control Keys.................................................................... 3-2
Getting Help .................................................................... 3-3
The Main Menu................................................................ 3-4
Standard CMOS Features ................................................ 3-6
Advanced BIOS Features ................................................ 3-8
Advanced Chipset Features ........................................... 3-11
Integrated Peripherals .................................................... 3-13
Power Management Setup.............................................. 3-16
PNP/PCI Configurations ................................................ 3-21
PC Health Status ............................................................ 3-23
Frequency/Voltage Control ............................................ 3-24
Load Fail-Safe Defaults................................................. 3-25
Load Optimized Defaults ............................................... 3-26
Set Supervisor/User Password ...................................... 3-27
Save & Exit Setup.......................................................... 3-29
Exit Without Saving ....................................................... 3-30
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Software Setup ...................................................... 4-1
Driver Utilities CD Content ............................................. 4-2
Getting Started ................................................................. 4-2
Running the Driver Utilities CD ..................................... 4-2
CD Content ...................................................................... 4-2
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Specifications
1
Specifications
The ultra-compact and highly intergrated VIA
EPIA-V Mini-ITX Mainboard is the smallest form factor
mainboard specification available today, developed by VIA
Technologies, Inc as part of the company’s open industrywide Total Connectivity initiative. The VIA EPIA-V MiniITX mainboard enables the creation of an exciting new
generation of small, ergonomic, innovative and affordable
embedded systems. Through high level of integration,
mini-ITX only occupy 66% of the size of FlexATX
mainboard form factor. The mainboard comes with an
embedded VIA Processor, boasting ultra low power
consumption and cool, quiet operation.
This chapter includes the following sections:
Mainboard Specifications
Mainboard Layout
Components Guide
1-1
1-2
1-4
1-5
Chapter 1
Specifications
CPU
• Embeddeed VIA Processor
• Enhanced Ball Grid Array Package (EBGA)
• Internal L1 128KB and L2 64KB cache memory
Chipset
• VIA 8601A North Bridge
• VT8231 South Bridge
Graphics
• Integrated Trident Blade 3D graphics core
Audio
• VT1612A 2 channel AC’97Codec
• 3 Audio jacks: Line-in, Line-out and Mic-in
Main Memory
• 2 x PC100/133 DIMM slots.
PCI Bus IDE
• Ultra DMA 33/66/100
LAN
• VIA VT6103 10/100 Base-T Ethernet PHY
USB
• 2 USB ports
• 1 onboard USB pin header for up to 2 additional connections
• USB v1.1 and Intel Universal HCI v1.1 compatible
TV-Out (Optional)
• VIA VT1621 TV-Out Controller
1-2
Specifications
Onboard I/O Connectors
• 1 USB connector for 2 USB 1.1 ports
• CD Audio-in connector
• FIR connector
• PS2 connector
• Wake-on-Modem
• CPU/Sys FAN
Back Panel I/O
• 1 PS2 mouse port
• 1 PS2 keyboard port
• 1 Parallel
• 1 RJ45 LAN port
• 1 Serial port
• 2 USB 1.1 ports
• 1 VGA port
• 1 RCA port (S/PDIF or TV out)
• 1 S-Video port
Power
• Supports ATX type power supply
Onboard Floppy
• 1 FDD connector
BIOS
• Award BIOS
• 2/4Mbit flash memory
Form Factor
• Mini-ITX (4 layers)
• 17 cm x 17 cm
1-3
Chapter 1
Layout
Mic
In
Line
Line
In
Out
PS / 2
RCA
Video
or
USB 0
CRT Connector
S-Video
Keyboard
S/PDIF
USB 1
COM Port
J11
RCA Video
S/PDIF
LAN
RJ45
VT1612A
Mouse
LPT Connector
FAN 1
LAN
FAN 2
J7
CD-ROM Line-In
F_USB
VT6103
J10
Clear CMOS
J8
Wake up On Modem
Buzzer
TV Out
VT1621
J12
Video In Connector
Battery CR2032
PS2 Connector
J6
Processor
EBGA
North Bridge
VT8601A
SouthBridge
VT8231
Clock
Generator
J5
FIR Module Connector
DIMM 1
J13
Host Frequency Select
J3
Front Panel Jumper
DIMM 2
J2
Auto Reboot
Function Setting
BIOS
ROM
FDD
ATX Power Connector
IDE 1
VIA EPIA-V Mini-ITX Mainboard
1-4
Specifications
Connectors Guide
Component
Fan 1, Fan 2
DIMM1, DIMM2
ATX Power Connector
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 Keyboard
LPT Connector
RJ-45 Port
USB 0, USB 1
COM Port
Line Out
Line In
Mic In
RCA Video or S/P DIF
S-Video
VGA Out
IDE 1
J3
J7
J5
J6
J8
F_USB
J12
FDD
J10
J13
J2
J11
PCI Slot
PCI IRQ
Function
Fan power connectors
DIMM slot
Connecting ATX power supply
Mouse connector
Keyboard connector
Parallel port connector
Connecting to a LAN
Connecting to USB devices
COM port connector
Connecting Headphones/Speakers
Connecting an audio device
Connecting a Micorphone
Connecting to RCA Video or SPDIF
Connecting to S-Video
Connect to a VGA monitor
Connecting an IDE device
Front panel connector
CD-ROM Line in connector
FIR module connector
PS2 connector
Wake on Modem
USB Port 2 &3 Connector
Video in connector
Floppy disk drive connector
Clear CMOS jumper
Host Frequency Select
Auto Reboot Function Setting
RCA Video / S/P DIF
Connecting to expansion cards
PCI Interrupt Request Routing
1-5
Reference
See p. 2-2
See p. 2-4
See p. 2-6
See p. 2-7
See p. 2-7
See p. 2-8
See p. 2-8
See p. 2-8
See p. 2-9
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See p. 2-10
See p. 2-11
See p. 2-11
See p. 2-12
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See p. 2-13
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See p. 2-14
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See p. 2-15
See p. 2-16
See p. 2-17
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See p. 2-18
See p. 2-19
Hardware Setup
2
Installation
This chapter provides you with the information
about hardware setup procedures. While installating,
please be careful in holding the components and follow
the installation procedures. Some components could be
damaged if they are installed incorrectly. If possible,
use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer
components. The components can be damaged by static
electricity.
This chapter contains the following topics:
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Memory Installation
Power Supply
Back Panel
Connectors
Jumpers
Slots
PCI Interrupt Request Routing
2-1
2-2
2-4
2-6
2-7
2-10
2-15
2-18
2-19
Chapter 2
CPU
The VIA EPIA-V Mini-ITX Mainboard includes an embedded VIA Eden Processor or VIA C3™ E-Series Processor. Two fan connectors (Fan 1 & Fan 2)
are provided on the mainboard, allowing for the connection of a CPU fan and
an additional system case fan.
The VIA C3™ E-Series Processor
With low power consumption and advanced thermal dissipation properties,
the embedded VIA C3™ E-Series requires only a small fan to guarantee
performance and reliability. Ensure that the CPU Fan Connector is correctly
installed, as displayed below.
CPU Fan Cable
CPU Fan Connector
2-2
CPU Fan / Heatsink
Hardware Setup
The VIA Eden Processor
Providing ultra-low power consumption and advanced thermal dissipation
properties, the VIA Eden Processor features a fanless design. The VIA Eden
Processor requires only a heatsink, as shown below.
CPU Heatsink
WARNING!
Overclocking
This motherboard is not designed to support
overclocking. Any attempt to operate beyond product
specifications is not recommended. We do not guarantee the damages or risks caused by operation beyond product specifications.
2-3
Chapter 2
Memory Installation
The VIA EPIA-V Mini-ITX Mainboard provides two 168-pin DIMM slots
for PC 100/133 SDRAM memory modules. To operate properly, at least one
module must be installed.
DIMM 1 & DIMM 2
SDRAM Module Installation Procedures
1.) Push the white retaining latches at either end of the DIMM slot outwards.
2.) Align the SDRAM module with the corresponding notches on the DIMM
slot. The modules will only fit if placed in the correct position.
2.) With both hands, press the SDRAM module down into the DIMM slot so
that the white retaining latches rotate up and secure the module in place (see
picture below).
2-4
Hardware Setup
Available SDRAM Configurations
Refer to the table below for available SDRAM configurations on the VIA
EPIA-V Mini-ITX Mainboard.
Socket
M em ory M odule
DIMM 1
32M B, 64M B, 128MB, 32M B~512MB
256M B, 512MB
DIMM 2
32M B, 64M B, 128MB, 32M B~512MB
256M B, 512MB
M axim um System M em ory Supported
2-5
Total M em ory
1G B
Chapter 2
Power Supply
The VIA EPIA-V Mini-ITX Mainboard requires an ATX power supply to be
connected. Before inserting the power supply connector, always make sure
that all components are installed correctly to ensure that no damage will be
caused.
ATX 20-Pin Power Connector
To connect the ATX power supply, make sure the plugs of the power supply
are inserted in the proper orientation and the pins are correctly aligned. Then,
push down the power supply plug firmly into the connector.
ATXPWR Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
3.3V
3.3V
GND
5V
GND
5V
GND
PW_OK
5V_SB
12V
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
2-6
1
10
11
20
SIGNAL
3.3V
-12V
GND
PS_ON
GND
GND
GND
NC
5V
5V
Hardware Setup
Back Panel
The back panel of the VIA EPIA-V Mini-ITX Mainboard contains the following connectors:
PS/2 Mouse
LPT Connector
RJ-45 Port
S-Video Port
PS/2 Keyboard
CRT Connector
COM Port
USB Ports Line Line Mic
Out In
In
(Audio
Connectors)
RCA Video
or
S / P DIF Port
Mouse Connector: JMS1
Keyboard Connector: JKB1
The mainboard provides a standard
PS/2 mouse connector for attaching
a PS/2 mouse. You can plug a PS/2
mouse directly into this connector.
The connector location and pin assignments are as follows:
The mainboard provides a standard PS/
2 keyboard connector for attaching a
PS/2 keyboard. You can plug a PS/2
keyboard directly into this connector.
6
5
4
3
6
4
Pin Definition
1
2
3
4
5.
6.
SIGNAL
Mouse DATA
NC
GND
VCC
Mouse Clock
NC
1
PS/2 Keyboard (6-pin Female)
PS/2 Mouse (6-pin Female)
PIN
3
2
1
2
5
Pin Definition
DESCRIPTION
PIN
Mouse DATA
No connection
Ground
+5V
Mouse clock
No connection
1
2
3
4
5.
6.
2-7
SIGNAL
Keyboard DATA
NC
GND
VCC
Keyboard Clock
NC
DESCRIPTION
Keyboard DATA
No connection
Ground
+5V
Keyboard Clock
No connection
Chapter 2
USB Port Connectors
The mainboard provides 2 USB 1.1 ports (plus 1 pin-headers for up to 2
additional USB connections). USB-compatible devices can be plugged directly into these ports.
Pin Definition
5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4
PIN
SIGNAL
1
2
3
4
5.
6.
7.
8.
VCC
-Data 0
+Data 0
GND
VCC
-Data 1
+Data 1
GND
DESCRIPTION
+5V
Negative Data Channel 0
Positive Data Channel 0
Ground
+5V
Negative Data Channel 1
Positive Data Channel 1
Ground
USB Ports
RJ-45 NIC Port
The mainboard provides one standard RJ45 port for connection to the Local Area
Network (LAN). You can connect a network
cable to the LAN port.
Parallel Port Connector: LPT1
The mainboard provides a 25-pin female connector for LPT (parallel port).
A parallel port is a standard printer port that supports Enhanced Parallel Port
(EPP) and Extended Capabilities Parallel Port (ECP) modes.
Pin Definition
13
25
PIN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
1
14
2-8
SIGNAL
STROBE
DATA0
DATA1
DATA2
DATA3
DATA4
DATA5
DATA6
DATA7
ACK#
BUSY
PE
SELECT
AUTO FEED#
ERR#
INIT#
SLIN#
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
DESCRIPTION
Strobe
Data0
Data1
Data2
Data3
Data4
Data5
Data6
Data7
Acknowledge
Busy
Paper End
Select
Automatic Feed
Error
Initialize Printer
Select In
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Hardware Setup
Serial Port Connectors: COM 1
The mainboard offers one 9-pin male Serial Port connector (COM 1) . You
can attach a serial mouse or other serial devices directly to this port.
Pin Definition
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9
9-Pin Male DIN Connectors
PIN
SIGNAL
1
2
3
4
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
DCD
SIN
SOUT
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
DESCRIPTION
Data Carry Detect
Serial In or Receive Data
Serial Out or Transmit Data
Data Terminal Ready
Ground
Data Set Ready
Request To Send
Clear To Send
Ring Indicate
S-Video Port
This port allows S-Video output in
NTSC and PAL modes.
Audio Port Connectors
Line-Out is a connector for speakers
or headphones. The Line-In connector can be used for an external CD
player, tape player, or other audio
devices. The Mic-In connector is for
connecting microphones.
RCA Video or S/PDIF Port
This dual function port may be used either as a RCA Video port or as a S/
PDIF port.
VGA Out
A DB-15 pin female connector that
connects to a VGA monitor.
2-9
1/8” Stereo Audio Connectors
Line Out
Line In MIC
(2 Channel)
Chapter 2
Connectors
The VIA EPIA-V Mini-ITX Mainboard provides the following connectors:
Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1
The mainboard has a 32-bit Enhanced PCI IDE and Ultra DMA 33/66/100
controller that provides PIO mode 0~4, Bus Master, and Ultra DMA 33/66/
100 functions. You can connect up to two hard disk drives, CD-ROM, LS120 and other devices. These connectors utilize the provided IDE hard disk
cable.
IDE 1
IDE1 (Primary IDE Connector)
The first hard drive should always be connected to IDE1. IDE1 can
connect a Master and a Slave drive.
TIP: If you install two hard disks on cable, you must
configure the second drive to Slave mode by setting its jumper.
Refer to the hard disk documentation supplied by hard disk
vendors for jumper setting instructions.
2-10
Hardware Setup
Front Panel Connector (J3)
The J3 front panel connectors allow you to connect the Power Switch, Reset
Switch, Power LED and HDD LED to the system case.
1
2
HDD LED
Power LED
Power Switch
Reset
11
12
CD-ROM Line In Connector (J7)
The J7 internal CD-ROM Line In Connector allows you to connect and receive audio input from a device such as a CD-ROM.
1
L
R
GND
2-11
Chapter 2
FIR Module Connector (J5)
The FIR Module Connector (J5) allows you to connect a Fast Infrared standard module. You must configure the setting through the BIOS setup to activate the IR function.
Pin Definition
PIN
1
2
3
4
5
SIGNAL
1
+3V
IRRX
IRRX2
GND
IRTX
PS2 Connector (J6)
When this connector is not in use, please short pin 3&5, pin 4&6, pin 7&9,
and pin 8&10.
10
9
2
1
Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
+5V
2
GND
3
KB_CLK
4
KB_DATA
5
EXT_KBCLK
6
EXT_KBDATA
7
MS_CLK
8
MS_DATA
9
EXT_MSCLK
10
EXT_MSDATA
2-12
Hardware Setup
Wake On Modem Connector (J8)
This connector (J8) allows you to connect to a modem with the Wake On
Modem function. The connector will power up the system when a signal is
received through the modem.
1
+5V_SB
GND
WOM
USB Port 2&3 Connector (F_USB)
This connector allows you to connect an additional two Universal Serial Bus
(USB) ports, in case the two USB ports on the back panel are not sufficient.
To utilize the additional two USB connections, please plug the USB 2-port
module onto this pin-header.
2
10
1
9
F_USB Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
VCC
2
VCC
3
USB2-
4
USB3-
5
USB2+
6
USB3+
7
GND
8
GND
9
NC
10
GND
2-13
Chapter 2
Video In Connector (J12)
The Video In Connector allows you to connect an external video source.
15
1
16
2
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
GND
2
CVD0
3
CVD7
4
CVD4
5
CVD6
6
CVD5
7
CVHS
8
CVD2
9
CVD1
10
CVD3
11
CVVS
12
CVCLK
13
A_D30
14
15
-GNT2
16
-REQ2
Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD
The standard floppy disk drive connector supports 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.
44M, and 2.88M.
FDD
2-14
Hardware Setup
Jumpers
The Mainboard provides a series of jumpers to set the computer’s functions.
This section explains how to change settings for your mainboard’s functions
through the use of the jumpers.
Clear CMOS Jumper: CLEAR_CMOS (J10)
The onboard CMOS RAM stores system configuration data and has an onboard
battery power supply. The long-life battery has a lifetime of at least 5 years.
If you want to clear the system configuration data from the CMOS RAM, use
the CLEAR_CMOS (Clear CMOS jumper). Follow the instructions below to
clear the data:
1
3
1
1
3
3
Normal
Clear CMOS
1-2: Normal
2-3: Clear CMOS
You can clear the CMOS by shorting 1-2 pin while
the system is off. Then return it to the 2-3 pin
position. Avoid clearing the CMOS while the
WARNING!
system is on; this will damage the mainboard.
2-15
Chapter 2
Host Frequency Select (J13)
This jumper can be used to select the host frequency bus speed of the
mainboard. The three available options are 66MHz, 100MHz and 133MHz.
J13 Host Frequency Select
Overclocking
WARNING! This motherboard is not designed to support
overclocking. Any attempt to operate beyond
product specifications is not recommended.
We do not guarantee the damages or risks
caused by operation beyond product
specifications.
2-16
Hardware Setup
Auto Reboot Function Setting (J2)
This jumper enables or disables the Auto Reboot Function Setting. When
enabled, the system will automatically reboot in the event it of sudden power
outage.
1
1-2: Disable
2-3: Enable
RCA Video or S/PDIF Select (J11)
Users can select either RCA Video or S/PDIF as the enabled function on the
dual-purpose port. For TV-out composite function, please short 1-2. For S/
PDIF out, short 3-4.
3 1
4 2
1-2: RCA Video
3-4: S/PDIF
2-17
Chapter 2
Slots
PCI Slot
The PCI slot allows you to insert PCI expansion card. When adding or removing expansion cards, make sure that you unplug the power supply first.
Meanwhile, read the documentation for the expansion card to make any necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion card, such as jumpers,
switches or BIOS configuration.
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PCI Interrupt Request Routing
PCI Interrupt Request Routing
The IRQ (Interrupt ReQuest) is the mechanism for devices to request services from the microprocessor. The “PCI & LAN” IRQ pins are typically
connected to the PCI bus INT A# ~ INT D# pins as follows:
Order 1
Order 2
Order 3
Order 4
PCI Slot 1
INT B#
INT C#
INT D#
INT A#
LAN
INT B#
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BIOS Setup
This chapter gives you detailed explaination of BIOS setup
functions. It consists of the following topics:
Entering Setup
Control Keys
Getting Help
The Main Menu
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Advanced Chipset Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PNP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
Frequency/Voltage Control
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor/User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
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Entering Setup
Power on the computer and press DEL straight away to enter the BIOS setup menu.
If you missed the BIOS setup entry point, you may restart the system and try
again.
Control Keys
<↑>
Move to the previous item
<↓>
Move to the next item
<←>
Move to the item in the left hand
<→>
Move to the item in the right hand
<Enter>
Select the item
<Esc>
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a submenu
<+/PU>
Increase the numeric value or make changes
<-/PD>
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
<F1>
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page
<F5>
Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for Option Page
<F6>
Load the default CMOS value from Fail-Safe default table, only for
Setup Menu
Setup Menu
Option Page Setup Menu
<F7>
Load Optimized defaults
<F10>
Save all the CMOS changes and exit
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Getting Help
After entering the BIOS setup menu, the Main Menu appears.
Main Menu
The main menu displays all BIOS setup categories. Use the control keys (LK) to
select any item/sub-menu. Description of the selected/highlighted category is
displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Sub-Menu
If you find a right pointer symbol (as shown in
the right view) on the left of field, this means a
sub-menu is available. The sub-menu contains
additional options. You can use control keys (LK)
to highlight the field and press <Enter> to enter
the sub-menu. To return from the sub-menu
press <Esc >.
IDE Primary Master
IDE Primary Slave
IDE Secondary Master
IDE Secondary Slave
General Help <F1>
The BIOS setup program provides a General Help screen. You can call up this
screen from any menu/sub-menu by pressing <F1>. The help screen displays the
keys for use and navigate the BIOS setup. Press <Esc> to exit the help screen.
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The Main Menu
The Main Menu contains twelve setup functions and two exit choices. Use
arrow keys to select the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter the submenu.
Standard CMOS Features
Use this menu to set basic system configurations.
Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to set the advanced features available on your system.
Advanced Chipset Features
Use this menu to set chipset specific features and optimize system performance.
Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to set onboard peripherals features.
Power Management Setup
Use this menu to set onboard power management functions.
PnP/PCI Configurations
Use this menu to set the PnP and PCI configurations.
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PC Health Status
This menu shows the PC health status.
Frequency/Voltage Control
Use this menu to set the system frequency and voltage control.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Use this menu to load the BIOS default settings for minimal and stable system
operations.
Load Optimized Defaults
Use this menu to load BIOS default settings for optimal and high performance
system operations.
Set Supervisor Password
Use this menu to set supervisor password.
Set User Password
Use this menu to set user password.
Save & Exit Setup
Save BIOS setting changes and exit setup.
Exit Without Saving
Abandon all BIOS setting changes and exit setup.
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Standard CMOS Features
Use the arrow keys to highlight the item and use the <PgUp> or <PgDn> keys
to select the value you desire for each item.
Date
The date format is <Day><Month><Date><Year>.
Day - day of the week, for example Friday. Read-only.
Month - the month from Jan to Dec.
Date - the date from 1 to 31.
Year - the year, range from 1999 to 2098.
Time
The time format is <Hour><Minute><Second>.
Drive A/B
Set the type of floppy drive installed. Available options are None, 360K, 5.25
in., 1.2M, 5.25 in., 720K, 3.5 in., 1.44M, 3.5 in., 2.88M, 3.5 in.
Halt On
Determine the system behaviour if an error is detected during bootup. Settings:
All Errors
System halts when any error is detected.
No Errors
System does not halt for any error.
All, But Keyboard
System halts for all errors (except keyboard error).
All, But Diskette
System halts for all errors (except diskette error).
All, But Disk/Key
System halts for all errors (except disk/keyboard error)
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IDE Primary Master/Slave
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
The specifications of your drive must match with the drive table. The hard disk
will not work properly if you enter improper information for this category.
Select Auto whenever possible. If you select Manual, make sure the information provided is from your hard disk vendor or system manufacturer.
IDE Primary Slave
Access Mode
Capacity
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
PIO Mode
Ultra DMA Mode
The settings are None, Auto, Manual.
The settings are CHS, LBA, Large, Auto.
The formatted size of the storage device.
Number of cylinders.
Number of heads.
Write precompensation.
Cylinder location of the landing zone.
Number of sectors.
The settings are Mode 0/1/2/3/4, Auto.
The settings are Disabled and Auto.
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Advanced BIOS Features
Virus Warning
Set the Virus Warning feature for IDE Hard Disk boot sector protection. If the
function is enabled, any attempt to write data into this area will cause a beep
and a warning message will be displayed. Settings: Disabled and Enabled.
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
Set the ECC (Error-Correcting Code) feature for Level 2 cache. Facilitates error
detection/correction when data passes through Level 2 cache. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
Processor Number Feature
Set the CPU internal serial number. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
Quick Power On Self Test
Shorten Power On Self Test (POST) cycle and enable shorter bootup time.
Allow BIOS to skip some check items during POST. Settings: Enabled and
Disabled.
First/Second/Third Boot Device
Set the boot device sequence as BIOS attempts to load the disk operating
system. The settings are:
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Floppy
LS120
HDD-0
SCSI
CD-ROM
HDD-1
HDD-2
HDD-3
ZIP100
USB-FDD
USB-ZIP
USB-CDROM
USB-HDD
LAN
Disabled
The system will boot from floppy drive.
The system will boot from LS-120 drive.
The system will boot from first HDD.
The system will boot from SCSI.
The system will boot from CD-ROM.
The system will boot from second HDD.
The system will boot from third HDD.
The system will boot from fourth HDD.
The system will boot from ATAPI ZIP drive.
The system will boot from USB floppy drive.
The system will boot from USB ZIP drive.
The system will boot from USB CDROM.
The system will boot from USB HDD.
The system will boot from network drive.
Disable this sequence.
Boot Other Device
Enable the system to boot from other devices if the system fails to boot from
the First/Second/Third boot device. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
Swap Floppy Drive
If the system has two floppy drives, choose enable to assign physical drive B
to logical drive A and vice-versa. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Set floppy seek during POST, BIOS will determine whether the floppy is 40 or
80 tracks. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
Boot Up NumLock Status
Set the NumLock status when the system is powered on. “On” will turn key
pad into number keys, and “Off” will turn key pad into arrow keys. Settings: On
and Off.
Gate A20 Option
The option, Fast, allows the chipset to control Gate A20, and the Nomal option makes a pin in the keyboard controller control Gate A20. Settings: Fast
and Normal.
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Typematic Rate Setting
Set the typematic rate and delay. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
When Typematic Rate Setting is enabled. This item allows you to set the rate
(characters/second) at which the keys are accelerated. Settings: 6, 8, 10, 12,
15, 20, 24 and 30.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
When Typematic Rate Setting is enabled. This item allows you to select the
delay between when the key was first pressed and when the acceleration begins.
Settings: 250, 500, 750 and 1000.
Security Option
Specifies the type of BIOS password protection that is implemented. Settings
are described below:
Option
Setup
Description
The password prompt appears only when end users try to
run Setup.
System
A password prompt appears every time when the computer is powered on or when end users try to run Setup.
Display Full Screen logo
Show full screen logo during BIOS bootup process. Settings: Enabled and
Disabled.
Show Summary Information
Show summary information during BIOS bootup process. Settings: Enabled
and Disabled.
Display Small Logo
Show small energy star logo during BIOS bootup process. Settings: Enabled
and Disabled.
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Advanced Chipset Features
The Advanced Chipset Features menu is used for optimizing the chipset
functions.
Note: Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset.
AGP Aperture Size
This setting controls how much memory space can be allocated to
AGP for display purposes. The aperture is a portion of the PCI
memory address range dedicated to graphics memory address
space. Host cycles that hit the aperture range are forwarded to the
AGP without any translation. Settings: 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB,
64MB, 128MB, and 256MB.
CPU & PCI Bus Control
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the screen at the next
page would appear:
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Fast R-W Turn Around
PCI Dynamic Bursting
PCI#2 Access #1 Retry
The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
CPU to PCI POST Write
When Enabled, CPU can write up to four words of data to the PCI write
buffer before CPU must wait for PCI bus cycle to finish. If Disabled,
CPU must wait after each write cycle until PCI bus signals that it is
ready to receive more data. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
TV Standard
Set the TV standard you want to use for displaying. Settings: NTSC and
PAL.
TV Scan Format
Set the TV scan format you would like to use. Settings: Underscan and
Overscan.
TV Dot Function
Choose TV dot function. Settings: Dedot Crawl and Dot Crawl.
TV Connector Type
Choose TV connect type. Settings: SVideo and Composite.
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Integrated Peripherals
Onboard IDE Channel
The integrated peripheral controller contains an IDE interface. Choose
Enabled to activate the channel. Settings: Disabled, Enabled.
IDE Prefetch Mode
This allows your hard disk controller to use the fast block mode to transfer data to and from the hard disk drive. Block mode is also called block
transfer, multiple commands or multiple sector read/write. Enabled enables IDE controller to use block mode; Disabled allows the controller to
use standard mode.
Display Card Priority
This setting specifies which VGA card is your primary graphics adapter.
Settings: PCI Slot and AGP.
Frame Buffer Size
Set the Frame Buffer size. Settings: 16M, 32M, and 64M.
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AC97 Audio
Auto allows the mainboard to detect whether an audio device is used. If
the device is detected, the onboard VIA AC’97 (Audio Codec’97) controller will be enabled; if not, it is disabled. Disable the controller if
you want to use other controller cards to connect an audio device. Setting options: Auto and Disabled.
VIA-3043 OnChip LAN
Decide whether to invoke the boot ROM of VIA-3043 onchip LAN.
Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
USB Keyboard Support
Enable USB Keyboard Support for DOS and Windows 95. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
Onboard Parallel Mode
Set the parallel port mode. To operate the onboard parallel port as Standard Parallel Port, choose “SPP.” To operate the onboard parallel port in
the EPP mode, choose “EPP.” By choosing “ECP”, the onboard parallel
port will operate in ECP mode. Choosing “ECP + EPP” will allow the
onboard parallel port to support both the ECP and EPP modes simultaneously. Settings are:
Normal :
Standard Parallel Port
EPP :
Enhanced Parallel Port
ECP :
Extended Capability Port
ECP + EPP: Extended Capability Port + Enhanced Parallel Port
ECP Mode Use DMA
ECP utilises a DMA channel. This field is only available if Parallel Port
Mode is set to “ECP”. Select DMA channel for ECP use.
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VIA SuperIO Device
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
Onboard FDD Controller
Enable the onboard floppy controller. Select “Enabled” when you have
installed a floppy disk drive. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
Onboard Serial Port 1
Set the base I/O port address and IRQ for the onboard serial port A/serial
port B. Selecting Auto allows BIOS to automatically determine the correct
base I/O port address. Settings: Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/
IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3 and Auto.
Onboard Parallel Port
This specifies the I/O port address and IRQ of the onboard parallel port.
Settings: 378/IRQ7, 278/IRQ5, 3BC/IRQ7 and Disabled.
Onboard FIR Select
Enable onboard fast IR functions. Settings: IRQ3, IRQ 9, IRQ 10 and
Disabled.
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Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup menu configures the system to most effectively save energy while operating in a manner consistent with your own style
of computer use.
ACPI Function
Activate the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management
Interface) Function. If your operating system is ACPI-aware (i.e. Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP) select Enabled. Settings: Enabled and
Disabled.
Power Management
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
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Set the idle time before system enters power saving mode. ACPI OS
such as Windows XP will override this option. Settings: Disable and 1/
2/4/6/8/10/20/30/40 min and 1 hr.
ACPI Suspend Type
Set the power saving mode for ACPI function. Settings are:
S1/POS - S1/Power On Suspend (POS) is a low power state. In this state, no
system context (CPU or chipset) is lost and hardware maintains all system context.
S3/STR - S3/Suspend To RAM (STR) is a power-down state. In this state, power
is supplied only to essential components such as main memory and wakeup-capable
devices. The system context is saved to main memory, and context is restored from
the memory when a “wakeup” event occurs.
S1 & S3 - Depends on OS to select S1 or S3.
PM Control by APM
Set if you want the power management function to be controlled by APM.
Settings: Yes and No.
Video Off Option
Select whether or not to turn off the screen when system enters power
saving mode, ACPI OS such as Windows XP will override this option.
Settings are:
Always On - The screen is always on even when system enters power
saving mode.
Suspend -> Off - The screen is turned off when system enters power
saving mode.
Power Off by PWRBTN
This field configures the power button function. Settings are:
Delay 4 Sec - The system is turned off if power button is pressed for more
than four seconds.
Instant-Off - The power button functions as a normal power-on/-off
button.
AC Loss Auto Restart
If there happens to be AC power loss when your system is running, this
item allows you to choose the power state when the AC power is back.
The <Off> option keeps system in Off state until you press the power
button. Settings: Disable and Enable.
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Peripheral Activities
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
VGAEvent
Decide whether or not the power management unit should monitor VGA activities.
Settings: Off and ON.
LPT & COM Event
Decide whether or not the power management unit should monitor parallel port
(LPT) and serial port (COM) activities. Settings: None, LPT, COM and LPT/
COM.
HDD & FDD Event
Decide whether or not the power management unit should monitor hard disks and
floppy drives activties. Settings: Off and On.
PCI Master Event
Decide whether or not the power management unit should monitor PCI master
activties. Settings: Off and On.
PS2KB Wakeup Select
When Select Password, Please press ENTER key to change Password, Max 8
characters. Settings: Password and Hot key.
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PS2KB Wakeup from suspend
Select which “Hot-Key” is used to wake-up the system from power saving mode.
Settings: Disabled, Ctrl+F1, Ctrl+F2, Ctrl+F3, Ctrl+F4, Ctrl+F5, Ctrl+F6,
Ctrl+F7, Ctrl+F8, Ctrl+F9, Ctrl+F10, Ctrl+F11, Ctrl+F12, Power, Wake and
Any Key.
USB Resume
Decide whether or not the USB devices can wake the system from suspend state.
Settings: Disabled and Enabled.
PowerOn by PCI Card
Decide whether or not a PCI card can power up the system or resume it from
suspend state. Such PCI cards include LAN, onboard USB ports, etc. Settings:
Disabled and Enabled.
Modem Ring Resume
Decide whether or not Ring-In signals from Modem can wake up the system from
suspend state. Settings: Disabled and Enabled.
RTC Alarm Resume
The field is used to enable or disable the feature of booting up the system
on a scheduled time/date. Settings: Disabled and Enabled.
Date (of Month)
The field specifies the date for RTC Alarm Resume. Settings: 0~31.
Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
The field specifies the time for RTC Alarm Resume. Format is <hour>
<minute><second>.
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IRQs Activities
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
Primary INTR
Selecting ON will cause the system to wake up from power saving modes
if activity is detected from any enabled IRQ channels. Settings: OFF and
ON.
IRQ3~IRQ15
Enables or disables the monitoring of the specified IRQ line. If set to
Enabled, the activity of the specified IRQ line will prevent the system
from entering power saving modes or awaken it from power saving modes.
Settings: Disabled and Enabled.
Note: IRQ (Interrupt Request) lines are system resources allocated to
I/O devices. When an I/O device needs to gain attention of the operating system, it signals this by causing an IRQ to occur. After receiving the signal, when the operating system is ready, the system will
interrupt itself and perform the service required by the IO device.
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PNP/PCI Configurations
This section describes the BIOS configuration of the PCI bus system. This
section covers some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that
only experienced users should make any changes to the default settings.
PNP OS Installed
When set to Yes, BIOS will only initialize the PnP cards used for booting
(VGA, IDE, SCSI). Other cards will be initialized by the PnP operating
system like Windows® 95 or 98/98SE. When set to No, BIOS will initialize
all the PnP cards. Set to Yes the operating system is Plug & Play capable.
The settings: No and Yes.
Reset Configuration Data
Normally, you leave this field Disabled. Select Enabled to reset Extended
System Configuration Data (ESCD) when you exit Setup if you have installed a new add-on and the system reconfiguration has caused such a
serious conflict that the operating system can not boot. The settings:
Enabled and Disabled.
Resource Controlled By
The BIOS can automatically configure all the boot and Plug and Play
compatible devices. Choose “Auto(ESCD)” if unsure, the BIOS will automatically assign IRQ, DMA and memory base address fields. The settings:
Auto (ESCD) and Manual.
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IRQ Resources
The items are adjustable only when Resources Controlled By is set to
Manual. Press <Enter> and you will enter the sub-menu of the items.
IRQ Resources list IRQ 3/4/5/7/9/10/11/12/14/15 for users to set each
IRQ a type depending on the type of device using the IRQ. Settings:
PCI Device
For Plug & Play compatible devices designed for
PCI bus architecture.
Reserved
The IRQ will be reserved for further request.
Assign IRQ For VGA
Assign IRQ for VGA. Settings: Disabled and Enabled.
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PC Health Status
This section shows the status of your CPU, fan, warning for overall system
status.
Current CPU Temp, CPU Fan Speed, System Fan Speed, +12V, +5V,
+3.3V, CPU Vcore.
These items display the current status of all of the monitored hardware
devices/components such as CPU voltages, temperatures and all fans’
speeds.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
DRAM Clock
The chipset supports synchronous and asynchronous mode between host clock
and DRAM clock frequency. Settings: Host CLK, HCLK-33M, HCLK+33M, and
By Auto.
DRAM Timing By SPD
This setting determines whether DRAM timing is configured by reading the
contents of the SPD (Serial Presence Detect) EPROM on the DRAM module.
Selecting Yes makes SDRAM Cycle Length and Bank Interleave automatically
determined by BIOS according to the configurations on the SPD. Settings: Disabled and Enabled.
SDRAM Cycle Length
Set the time between SDRAM read command and when the data actually becomes available.
Bank Interleave
Set the interleave mode of the SDRAM interface. Interleaving allows banks of
SDRAM to alternate their refresh and access cycles. One bank will undergo its
refresh cycle while another is being accessed. This improves performance of the
SDRAM by masking the refresh time of each bank.
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Load Fail-Safe Defaults
This option on the main menu allows users to restore all the BIOS settings to
the default Fail Safe values. These values are set by the mainboard manufacturer to provide the most stable system.
When you select Load-Fail Safe Defaults, a message as below appears:
Pressing ‘Y’ loads the default BIOS values that provide a minimal and stable
system configuration.
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Load Optimized Defaults
This option on the main menu allows users to restore all the BIOS settings to
the default Optimized values. The Optimized Defaults are the default values
also set by the mainboard manufacturer for both optimized and stable performance of the mainboard.
When you select Load Optimized Defaults, a message as below appears:
Pressing ‘Y’ loads the default values that are factory settings for optimal
and stable system performance.
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Set Supervisor/User Password
When you select this function, a message as below will appear on the screen:
Type the password, up to eight characters in length, and press <Enter>.
The password typed now will clear any previously set password from
CMOS memory. You will be prompted to confirm the password. Re-type
the password and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the
selection and not enter a password.
To clear a set password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to
enter the password. A message will show up confirming that the password will be disabled. Once the password is disabled, the system will
boot and you can enter Setup without entering any password.
When a password has been set, you will be prompted to enter it every
time you try to enter Setup. This prevents an unauthorized person from
changing any part of your system configuration.
Additionally, when a password is enabled, you can also have BIOS to
request a password each time the system is booted. This would prevent
unauthorized use of your computer. The setting to determine when the
password prompt is required is the Security Option of the Advanced
BIOS Features menu. If the Security Option is set to System, the password
is required both at boot and at entry to Setup. If set to Setup, password
prompt only occurs when trying to enter Setup.
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About Supervisor Password & User Password:
Supervisor password : Can enter and change the settings of
the setup menus.
User password:
Can only enter but do not have the right
to change the settings of the setup
menus.
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Save & Exit Setup
When you want to quit the Setup menu, you can select this option to save the
changes and quit. A message as below will appear on the screen:
Typing “Y” will allow you to quit the Setup Utility and save the user setup
changes to RTC CMOS.
Typing “N” will return to the Setup Utility.
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Exit Without Saving
When you want to quit the Setup menu, you can select this option to abandon
the changes. A message as below will appear on the screen:
Typing “Y” will allow you to quit the Setup Utility without saving any
changes to RTC CMOS.
Typing “N” will return to the Setup Utility.
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4
Software Setup
This chapter gives you brief descriptions of each
mainboard drivers and applications. It consists of the
following topic:
Driver Utilities CD Content
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Note: You must install VIA chipset drivers first before
installing other drivers such as audio or VGA drivers.
The applications will only function correctly if the necessary drivers are already installed.
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Driver Utilities CD Content
Getting Started
The VIA EPIA-V mainboard includes a Driver Utilities CD which contains
driver utilities and software to enhance the performance of the mainboard.
Please check that you have this CD in your gift box. If the CD is missing in
your gift box, please contact your local dealer for the CD.
Note: The driver utilities and software are updated from time to time. Please
visit VIA’s website (http://www.viamainboard.com/) for the latest updated
driver utilities and software.
Running the Driver Utilities CD
To start using the CD, just simply insert the CD into your local CD-ROM or
DVD-ROM drive. The CD should run automatically when you close your CDROM or DVD-ROM drive. The driver utilities and software menu screen
should then appear on your desktop. If the CD does not run automatically,
you can run the CD manually by typing “D:\Setup.exe” at Start\Run.
(Please note that D: might not be your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive’s letter.
Make sure you type the correct letter of CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive on your
system).
CD Content
Upon running the CD, the following driver utilities and software menu screen
appears as follow:
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The driver utilities and software in this CD are:
- VIA 4in1 Drivers: Contains VIA ATAPI Vendor Support Driver (enables the
performance enhancing bus mastering functions on ATA-capable Hard Disk
Drives and ensures IDE device compatibility), AGP VxD Driver (provides
service routines to your VGA driver and interface directly to hardware,
providing fast graphical access), IRQ Routing Miniport Driver (sets the
system’s PCI IRQ routing sequence) and VIA INF Driver (enables the VIA
Power Management function).
- VIA Graphics Driver: Enhance the onboard VIA graphic chip.
- VIA Audio Driver: Enhance the onboard VIA audio chip.
- VIA LAN Driver: Enhance the onboard VIA LAN chip.
- VIA FIR Driver: Support for FIR.
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