DFI G7V600-B User`s manual
G7V600-B
System Board
User’s Manual
935-G7V601-000G
A90300603
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FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician for
help.
Notice:
1. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority
to operate the equipment.
2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with
the emission limits.
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Introduction
Table of Contents
About this Manual................................................................................
Warranty.....................................................................................................
Static Electricity Precaution................................................................
Safety Measures.....................................................................................
About the Package...............................................................................
Before Using the System Board.........................................................
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Chapter 1 - Introduction.................................................................... 8
Specifications................................................................................................................................... 8
Special Features of the System Board.................................................................. 11
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation....................................................
System Board Layout ..........................................................................................................
System Memory..........................................................................................................................
CPU.......................................................................................................................................................
Jumper Settings............................................................................................................................
Rear Panel I/O Ports.............................................................................................................
I/O Connectors..........................................................................................................................
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup...................................................................... 56
Award BIOS Setup Utility................................................................................................. 56
Updating the BIOS.................................................................................................................. 96
Chapter 4 - Supported Softwares..................................................... 98
Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications...................................................... 98
Installation Notes.......................................................................................................................114
Appendix A - Enabling Hyper-Threading Technology...................... 115
Appendix B - Watchdog Timer............................................................. 118
Appendix C - System Error Messages............................................... 119
POST Beep................................................................................................................................. 119
Error Messages......................................................................................................................... 119
Appendix D - Troubleshooting.......................................................... 121
Troubleshooting Checklist............................................................................................... 121
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About this Manual
An electronic file of this manual is included in the CD. To view the
user’s manual in the CD, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The
autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear. Click “User’s
Manual” on the main menu.
Warranty
1. Warranty does not cover damages or failures that arised from
misuse of the product, inability to use the product, unauthorized
replacement or alteration of components and product
specifications.
2. The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to
physical abuse, improper installation, modification, accidents or
unauthorized repair of the product.
3. Unless otherwise instructed in this user’s manual, the user may
not, under any circumstances, attempt to perform service,
adjustments or repairs on the product, whether in or out of
warranty. It must be returned to the purchase point, factory or
authorized service agency for all such work.
4. We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or
consequencial damages to the product that has been modified
or altered.
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Static Electricity Precautions
It is quite easy to inadvertently damage your PC, system board,
components or devices even before installing them in your system
unit. Static electrical discharge can damage computer components
without causing any signs of physical damage. You must take extra
care in handling them to ensure against electrostatic build-up.
1. To prevent electrostatic build-up, leave the system board in its
anti-static bag until you are ready to install it.
2. Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
3. Do all preparation work on a static-free surface.
4. Hold the device only by its edges. Be careful not to touch any of
the components, contacts or connections.
5. Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and
connectors. Hold modules or connectors by their ends.
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk
drive and other components. Perform the upgrade instruction
procedures described at an ESD workstation only. If such a
station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection
by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal
part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable,
establish and maintain contact with the system chassis
throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
Safety Measures
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range..
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis
cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing,
cover the system chassis before plugging the power cord.
Battery:
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by
the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batter ies according to the batter y
manufacturer’s instructions.
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About the Package
The system board package contains the following items. If any of
these items are missing or damaged, please contact your dealer or
sales representative for assistance.
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The system board
A user’s manual
One 40-pin IDE cable
One FDD cable
One Serial ATA data cable
One Serial ATA power cable
One bracket mounted with 2 USB ports
One bracket mounted with 1 COM port
One I/O shield
One “Main Board Utility” CD
The system board and accessories in the package may not come
similar to the information listed above. This may differ in accordance
to the sales region or models in which it was sold. For more
information about the standard package in your region, please
contact your dealer or sales representative.
Before Using the System Board
Before using the system board, prepare basic system components.
If you are installing the system board in a new system, you will need
at least the following internal components.
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A CPU
Memory module
Storage devices such as hard disk drive, CD-ROM, etc.
You will also need external system peripherals you intend to use
which will normally include at least a keyboard, a mouse and a video
display monitor.
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Specifications
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Processor
Intel® Pentium® 4 Prescott processor
- Hyper-Threading Technology
- 800MHz/533MHz system data bus
Processor socket: Socket 775
Chipset
Intel® chipset
- Intel® 915GV Express chipset
- Intel® 82801FB I/O Controller Hub (ICH6)
System Memory
Four 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM sockets
Supports dual channel (128-bit wide) memory interface
Unbuffered PC3200 (DDR400) or PC2700 (DDR333) DDR
SDRAM DIMM
Suppor ts maximum of 4GB system memor y up to 512Mbit
technology for x8 and x16 devices, non-ECC memory
BIOS
Award BIOS
4Mbit flash memory
Energy Efficient
Design
Supports ACPI specification and OS Directed Power Management
Supports ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM) function
Wake-On-Events include:
- Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake-On-Ring
- Wake-On-LAN
- RTC timer to power-on the system
System power management supported
CPU stopped clock control
Microsoft®/Intel® APM 1.2 compliant
Soft Power suppor ted - ACPI v1.0b specification
AC power failure recovery
Damage Free
Intelligence
Monitors CPU/system temperature and overheat alarm
Monitors 1.5V/3.3V/VCCP/VTT voltages and failure alarm
Monitors fan speed and failure alarm
Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage and fan
speed
Watchdog timer function
Introduction
Graphics
Graphics memory
- Shares 1MB/8MB of the system memory in DOS mode
- Uses Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) in Windows
mode
Graphics controller
- Core frequency of 333MHz
- 400MHz integrated 24-bit RAMDAC
- Analog display up to 2048x1536 @ 85Hz refresh
- High quality 3D setup and render engine - Discrete, Triangles,
Strips and fans
- Hardware Pixel Shader 2.0
- Supports D3D and OGL pixelization rules
- Per pixel perspective corrected texture mapping
- 533 MegaTexel/sec performance, 266 Mpixels/sec fill rate up to
two bilinear textures
2D graphics features
- Optimized 256-bit BLT engine
- 32-bit alpha blended cursor
- Programmable 3-color transparent cursor
3D graphics features
- Supports maximum 3D resolution: 1600x1200x32 @ 85Hz
- Flat and Gouraud shading
- 16- and 24-bit Z-buffering and 8-bit Stencil buffering
- Vertex and programmable pixel fog and atmospheric effects
- Supports Double and triple render buffer
Audio
Realtek ALC655
18-bit stereo full-duplex codec with independent variable sampling
rate
High quality differential CD input
True stereo line level outputs
S/PDIF-in/out interface
5.1-channel audio output
LAN
Marvell 88E8053 Gigabit ethernet controller
Suppor ts 10Mbps, 100Mbps and 1Gbps data transmission
IEEE 802.3 (10/100Mbps) and IEEE 802.3ab (1Gbps) compliant
Serial ATA
Supports four Serial ATA (SATA) interfaces which are
with SATA 1.0 specification (1.5Gbps interface)
IDE
Supports up to UltraDMA 100Mbps hard drives
PIO Mode 4 Enhanced IDE (data transfer rate up to 14MB/sec.)
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Rear Panel I/O
Ports
1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
1 DB-25 parallel port
1 DB-9 serial port
1 DB-15 VGA port
1 RJ45 LAN por t
4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
Mic-in, line-in and line-out
I/O Connectors
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1
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1
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Expansion Slots
7 PCI slots
1 PCI Express x1 slot
Compatibility
PCI 2.2 and AC ’97 compliant
PCB
4 layers, ATX form factor
30.48cm (12") x 24.4cm (9.6")
connectors for 4 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
connector for 1 external COM port
front audio connector for external line-out and mic-in jacks
CD-in internal audio connector
S/PDIF-in/out connector
connector for IrDA interface
Serial ATA connectors
40-pin IDE connector
floppy connector
24-pin ATX power connector
4-pin ATX 12V power connector
front panel connector
fan connectors
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Features
The Watchdog Timer function allows your
application to regularly “clear” the system at
the set time interval. If the system hangs or fails to function, it will
reset at the set time interval so that your system will continue to
operate.
watchdog timer
hyper-threading The system board supports Intel processors with Hyper-Threading Technology. Enatechnology
bling the functionality of Hyper-Threading
Technology for your computer system requires ALL of the following
platforms.
Components:
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CPU - an Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology
Chipset - an Intel® chipset that supports HT Technology
BIOS - a BIOS that supports HT Technology and has it enabled
OS - an operating system that includes optimizations for HT
Technology
Please refer to Appendix A for information a bout enabling the functionality of the Hyper-Threading Technology. For more information on
Hyper-Threading Technology, go to: www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
Double Data Rate SDRAM (DDR SDRAM) is a
type of SDRAM that doubles the data rate through
reading and writing at both the rising and falling edge of each clock.
This effectively doubles the speed of operation therefore doubling
the speed of data transfer.
DDR
The audio jacks at the rear panel will
support 6-channel audio only when the
audio utility is configured to support this function. The mic-in at the
rear will be disabled. Use the front audio’s mic-in jack.
5.1-channel audio
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S/PDIF is a standard audio file transfer format that
transfers digital audio signals to a device without
having to be converted first to an analog format. This prevents the
quality of the audio signal from degrading whenever it is converted
to analog. S/PDIF is usually found on digital audio equipment such as
a DAT machine or audio processing device. The S/PDIF connector on
the system board sends surround sound and 3D audio signal outputs to amplifiers and speakers and to digital recording devices like
CD recorders.
S/PDIF
SERIAL ATA Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant
with SATA 1.0 specification. With speed of up to
1.5Gbps, it improves hard drive performance faster than the standard parallel ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s.
The system board is equipped with an IrDA connector for wireless connectivity between your computer
and peripheral devices. The IRDA (Infrared Data Association) specification supports data transfers of 115K baud at a distance of 1
meter.
irda
The system board supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
por ts. USB 1.1 supports 12Mb/second bandwidth
while USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/second bandwidth providing a
marked improvement in device transfer speeds between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug
and Play peripherals.
USB
This feature allows the network to remotely
wake up a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC.
It is supported via the onboard LAN port or via a PCI LAN card
that uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal. However,
if your system is in the Suspend mode, you can power-on the system
only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
wake-on-lan
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
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This feature allows the system that is in the
Suspend mode or Soft Power Off mode to
wake-up/power-on to respond to calls coming from an external modem or respond to calls from a modem PCI card that uses the PCI
PME (Power Management Event) signal to remotely wake up the
PC.
wake-on-ring
Important:
If you are using a modem add-in card, the 5VSB power source
of your power supply must support a minimum of ≥720mA.
wake-on-PS/2
This function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on the sys-
tem.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
This function allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system
from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
wake-on-USB
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for
2 USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5VSB
power source of your power supply must support ≥2A.
rtc timer
The RTC installed on the system board allows your
system to automatically power-on on the set date
and time.
When power returns after an AC power failPower failure
ure, you may choose to either power-on the
recovery
system manually or let the system power-on
automatically.
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The system board is designed to meet the ACPI
(Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) specification. ACPI has energy saving features that enables PCs to implement Power Management and Plug-and-Play with operating systems
that support OS Direct Power Management. Currently, only Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP supports the ACPI function. ACPI when
enabled in the Power Management Setup will allow you to use the
Suspend to RAM function.
STR
With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off the
system at once by pressing the power button or selecting “Standby”
when you shut down Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP without having to
go through the sometimes tiresome process of closing files, applications and operating system. This is because the system is capable of
storing all programs and data files during the entire operating session
into RAM (Random Access Memory) when it powers-off. The operating session will resume exactly where you left off the next time you
power-on the system.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥1A.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
System Board Layout
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Warning:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your system board, processor, disk drives, add-in boards, and other components. Perform the
upgrade instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation only.
If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal
part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable, establish
and maintain contact with the system chassis throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
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System Memory
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Warning:
When the DRAM Power LED lit red, it indicates that power is
present on the DDR sockets. Power-off the PC then unplug the
power cord prior to installing any memory modules. Failure to do so
will cause severe damage to the motherboard and components.
DDR 1
DDR 2
DDR 3
DDR 4
DRAM Power
LED
The system board supports DDR SDRAM DIMM. Double Data
Rate SDRAM (DDR SDRAM) is a type of SDRAM that doubles the
data rate through reading and writing at both the rising and falling
edge of each clock. This effectively doubles the speed of operation
therefore doubling the speed of data transfer. Refer to chapter 1
(System Memory section) for detailed specification of the memory
supported by the system board.
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The four DDR DIMM sockets on the system board are divided into 2
channels:
Channel A - DDR 1 and DDR 2
Channel B - DDR 3 and DDR 4
The system board supports the following memory interface.
Single Channel (SC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 64 bits (8B) from the memory
channels.
Dual Channel (DC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 128 bits from the memory channels. Dual channel provides better system performance because it
doubles the data transfer rate.
Single Channel
• DIMMs are on the same channel.
• DIMMs in a channel can be identical or
completely different. However, we highly recommend using identical DIMMs.
• Not all slots need to be populated.
Dual Channel
• DIMMs of the same memory configuration are on different channels.
BIOS Setting
Configure the system memory in the Advanced Chipset Features
submenu of the BIOS.
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Installing the DIMM
A DIMM simply snaps into a DIMM socket on the system board.
Pin 1 of the DIMM must correspond with Pin 1 of the socket.
Notch
Key
Tab
Tab
Pin 1
1. Pull the “tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the side.
2. Position the DIMM above the socket with the “notch” in the
module aligned with the “key” on the socket.
3. Seat the module vertically into the socket. Make sure it is completely seated. The tabs will hold the DIMM in place.
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CPU
Overview
The system board is equipped with a surface mount LGA 775
socket. This socket is exclusively designed for installing a LGA 775
packaged Prescott CPU.
Important:
1. Before you proceed, make sure (1) the LGA775
socket comes with a protective cap, (2) the cap
is not damaged and (3) the socket’s contact pins
are not bent. If the cap is missing or the cap
and/or contact pins are damaged, contact your
dealer immediately
immediately..
2. Make sure to keep the protective cap. RMA requests will be accepted and processed only if the
LGA775 socket comes with the protective cap.
Installing the CPU
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to
it has been powered down.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Locate the LGA 775 CPU socket on the system board.
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Important:
The CPU socket must not come in contact with anything
other than the CPU. Avoid unnecessary exposure. Remove
the protective cap only when you are about to install the
CPU.
4. The CPU socket comes with a cover that is attached with a removable protective cap. The cap is used to protect the CPU
socket against dust and harmful particles. Remove the protective
cap only when you are about to install the CPU.
Cover
Protective cap
Lever
5. Lift the protective cap from the location pointed below to detach
the cap from the cover.
Lift this part up
6. Unlock the socket by pushing the lever down, moving it away from
the side tab of the socket, then lifting it up.
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Lever lifted
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7. Now lift the cover.
Cover
8. Position the CPU above the socket. The gold mark on the CPU
must align with pin 1 of the CPU socket.
Important:
Handle the CPU by its edges and avoid touching the pins.
Gold mark
Pin 1 of the socket
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9. Insert the CPU into the socket until it is seated in place. The
CPU will fit in only one orientation and can easily be inserted
without exerting any force.
Important:
Do not force the CPU into the socket. Forcing the CPU into
the socket may bend the pins and damage the CPU.
10. Once the CPU is in place, move the cover down.
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11. Push the lever down to lock the socket. The lever should hook
onto the side tab to indicate that the CPU is completely secured in the socket.
Installing the Fan and Heat Sink
The CPU must be kept cool by using a CPU fan with heat sink.
Without sufficient air circulation across the CPU and heat sink, the
CPU will overheat damaging both the CPU and system board.
Note:
• Use only certified fan and heat sink.
• The fan and heat sink package usually contains the fan and
heat sink assembly, and an installation guide. If the installation procedure in the installation guide differs from the one
in this section, please follow the installation guide in the
package.
1. Before you install the fan / heat sink, you must apply a thermal
paste onto the top of the CPU. The thermal paste is usually
supplied when you purchase the CPU or fan heat sink assembly.
Do not spread the paste all over the surface. When you later
place the heat sink on top of the CPU, the compound will disperse evenly.
Do not apply the paste if the fan / heat sink already has a patch
of thermal paste on its underside. Peel the strip that covers the
paste before you place the fan / heat sink on top of the CPU.
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2. Place the heat sink on top of the CPU. The 4 studs around the
heat sink which are used to secure the heat sink onto the system board must match the 4 mounting holes around the socket.
Position each stud so that the groove faces the heat sink then
push it down firmly until it clicks into place.
Note:
You will not be able to secure the fan and heat sink assembly in place if the groove is not facing the heat sink.
Mounting
hole
Mounting
hole
Mounting
hole
Mounting
hole
Fan
Groove
Heat sink
Stud
3. Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector on the system board.
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Jumper Settings
Clear CMOS Data
3
2 1
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
3
JP4
2 1
2-3 On:
X Clear CMOS Data
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the supervisor or user password.
c) You are unable to boot-up the computer system because the
processor’s ratio was incorrectly set in the BIOS.
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in the
ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the ROM BIOS, please follow
the steps below.
1. Power-off the system and unplug the power cord.
2. Set JP4 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP4
back to its default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Now power-on the system.
If your reason for clearing the CMOS data is due to incorrect
setting of the processor’s ratio in the BIOS, please proceed to
step 4.
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4. After powering-on the system, press <Del> to enter the main
menu of the BIOS.
5. Select the Frequency/Voltage Control submenu and press <Enter>.
6. Set the processor’s ratio to its default setting or an appropriate
ratio Refer to the Frequency/Voltage Control section in chapter 3
for more information.
7. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu of the BIOS setup
utility. Select “Save & Exit Setup” and press <Enter>.
8. Type <Y> and press <Enter>.
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PS/2 Power Select
JP1
X
1
2 3
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
1
2 3
2-3 On: 5VSB
JP1 is used to select the power of the PS/2 keyboard/mouse port.
Selecting 5VSB will allow you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2
mouse to wake up the system.
BIOS Setting
Configure the PS/2 keyboard/mouse wake up function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS.
Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
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USB Power Select
USB 1-4
(JP2)
3
3
2
2
1
1
X 1-2
On: 5V
(default)
3
USB 5-8
(JP3)
2 1
1-2 On: 5V
X (default)
2-3 On: 5VSB
3
2 1
2-3 On: 5VSB
JP2 and JP3 are used to select the power of the USB ports. Selecting 5VSB will allow you to use the USB keyboard or USB mouse to
wake up the system.
BIOS Setting
“USB KB Wake-Up From S3” in the Power Management Setup
submenu of the BIOS must be set to Enabled. Refer to chapter 3
for more information.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for
2 USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5VSB
power source of your power supply must support ≥2A.
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Power-on Select
JP7
X
1
1
2
2
3
1-2 On:
Power-on via
AC power
3
2-3 On:
Power-on via
power button
(default)
JP7 is used to select the method of powering on the system. If you
want the system to power-on whenever AC power comes in, set
JP7 pins 1 and 2 to On. If you want to use the power button, set
pins 2 and 3 to On.
Important:
If you want the system to automatically power-on when power
returns after an AC power failure, you must:
1. Set JP7 pins 1 and 2 to On.
2. The PWRON After PWR-Fail field must be set to "On". (Integrated Peripherals submenu, Super I/O Device section of
the BIOS).
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1st AC Power-on
3
2
1
1-2 On: Auto power-on
only on 1st AC in
3
2
1
JP5
X 2-3
On: Power-on via
power button
(default)
JP5 is used to select the method of powering on the system. Set
JP5 to 1-2 On if you want the system to automatically power-on
only the first time AC power comes in. If you want to use the
power button, set JP5 to 2-3 On.
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Power Good Sequence Select
JP6
X
3
3
2
2
1
1
1-2 On:
Fixed at 250 ms
2-3 On:
By Power
JP6 is used to select the power good sequence.
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Rear Panel I/O Ports
PS/2
Mouse
LAN
Parallel
Mic-in
Line-in
Line-out
PS/2 KB COM 1
VGA
USB 1-2 USB 3-4
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
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PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
Parallel port
COM port
VGA port
USB ports
LAN port
Mic-in jack
Line-in jack
Line-out jack
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PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
PS/2 Mouse
W
PS/2 Keyboard
The system board is equipped with an onboard PS/2 mouse
(Green) and PS/2 keyboard (Purple) ports - both at location CN1
of the system board. The PS/2 mouse port uses IRQ12. If a mouse
is not connected to this port, the system will reserve IRQ12 for
other expansion cards.
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Warning:
Make sure to turn off your computer prior to connecting or
disconnecting a mouse or keyboard. Failure to do so may damage the system board.
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use the
PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on the system. To use this
function:
• Jumper Setting:
JP1 must be set to “2-3 On: 5VSB”. Refer to “PS/2 Power Select” in this chapter for more information.
• BIOS Setting:
Configure the PS/2 keyboard/mouse wake up function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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Parallel Port
Parallel
W
The system board has a standard parallel port (Burgundy) at location CN7 for interfacing your PC to a parallel printer. It supports
SPP, ECP and EPP.
Setting
Function
SPP
(Standard Parallel Port)
Allows normal speed operation but
in one direction only.
ECP
(Extended Capabilities Port)
Allows parallel port to operate in
bidirectional mode and at a speed
faster than the SPP’s data transfer
rate.
EPP
(Enhanced Parallel Port)
Allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed.
BIOS Setting
Configure the parallel port in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Super I/O Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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Serial Port
W
COM 1
9
CTS
DSR
DTR
RD
RI
RTS
GND
TD
CD
W
2 1
COM 2
The system board is equipped with an onboard serial port at location CN4 (COM 1). It is also equipped with a 9-pin connector at
location J6 (COM 2). These serial ports are RS-232 asynchronous
communication ports with 16C550A-compatible UARTs that can be
used with modems, serial printers, remote display terminals, and
other serial devices.
Your COM port may come mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install
the card-edge bracket to an available slot at the rear of the system
chassis then insert the connector that is attached to the serial port
cable to J6. Make sure the colored stripe on the ribbon cable is
aligned with pin 1 of J6.
BIOS Setting
Configure the serial ports in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Super I/O Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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VGA Port
W
VGA
The system board can only be used with an analog video monitor.
Connect the monitor’s 15-pin D-shell cable connector to the VGA
port (Blue) at location CN2. If your monitor supports analog video
but does not have a 15-pin D-shell connector, see your monitor
dealer for the adapter or optional cable. After you plug the monitor
cable into the VGA port, gently tighten the cable screws to hold the
connector in place. Some monitors have a switch that chooses between analog and TTL (or digital) operation. If your monitor has such
a switch, set it for analog.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard VGA in the Advanced Chipset Features
submenu of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the graphics driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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USB Ports
USB 2
USB 4
W
USB 1
W
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
N. C.
USB 3
10
9
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
Key
2
1
W
USB 5-6
USB 7-8
The system board supports 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports. USB allows data
exchange between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
Four onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports (Black) are at locations CN6 (USB
1-2) and CN5 (USB 3-4) of the system board.
J10 (USB 5-6) and J11 (USB 7-8) allow you to connect 4 additional
USB 2.0/1.1 ports. Your USB ports may come mounted on a cardedge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to an available slot at the
rear of the system chassis then insert the connector that is attached
to the USB port cables to J10/J11. Make sure pin 1 of the cable
connector is aligned with pin 1 of J10/J11.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard USB in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Onboard Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system
to use the USB device. Refer to your operating system’s manual or
documentation for more information.
Refer to chapter 4 for more information about installing the USB 2.0
driver.
Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use a
USB device to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To
RAM) state. To use this function:
• Jumper Setting:
JP2 and/or JP3 must be set to “2-3 On: 5VSB”. Refer to “USB
Power Select” in this chapter for more information.
• BIOS Setting:
“USB KB Wake-Up From S3” in the Power Management Setup
submenu of the BIOS must be set to Enabled. Refer to chapter
3 for more information.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for
2 USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5VSB
power source of your power supply must support ≥2A.
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RJ45 LAN Port
LAN
W
The RJ45 LAN port is at location CN5 of the system board. LAN
allows the system board to connect to a local area network by
means of a network hub.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard LAN in the in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Onboard Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter
3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the LAN driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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Audio (Rear Audio and Front Audio)
Rear Audio
Mic-in
Line-in
W
GND
AuD_Vcc
AuD_R_Return
Key
AuD_L_Return
Line-out
10
9W
Mic
N. C.
AuD_R_Out
N. C.
AuD_L_Out
Front audio 2
1
Rear Panel Audio (CN3)
• Mic-in (Pink)
In a 2-channel mode, this jack is used to connect an external
microphone. In a 4-channel or 6-channel mode, this jack functions
as rear right/left speaker out.
• Line-in (Light Blue)
In a 2-channel or 4-channel mode, this jack is used to connect
any audio devices such as Hi-fi set, CD player, tape player, AM/
FM radio tuner, synthesizer, etc. In a 6-channel mode, this jack
functions as Center/Subwoofer.
• Line-out (Lime)
In a 2-channel mode, this jack is used to connect a headphone
or external speakers. In a 4-channel or 6-channel mode, this jack
functions as front right/left speaker out.
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2-channel
4-channel
6-channel
Line-in
Line-in
Center/Subwoofer
Lime
Line-out
Front R/L
Front R/L
Pink
Mic-in
Rear R/L
Rear R/L
Light Blue
2
Front Audio
The front audio connector (J1) allows you to connect to the line-out
and mic-in jacks that are at the front panel of your system. Using
this connector will disable the rear audio’s line-out and mic-in functions.
Remove the jumper caps from pins 5-6 and pins 9-10 of J1 prior to
connecting the front audio cable connector. Make sure pin 1 of the
cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of J1. If you are not using this
connector, make sure to replace the jumper caps back to their original pin locations.
Pins 5-6 and 9-10 short
(default)
The front audio is disabled.
The rear audio is enabled.
Pins 5-6 and 9-10 open
The front audio is enabled.
The rear audio is disabled.
Driver Installation
Install the audio driver. An audio software application program will at
the same time be installed into your system. Refer to chapter 4 for
more information.
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I/O Connectors
CD-in Connector
Ground Ground
Left audio
Right audio
channel
channel
1
4W
The CD-in connector (J2) is used to receive audio from a CD-ROM
drive, TV tuner or MPEG card.
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Speaker-out Connector
Audio GND Audio GND
Audio Audio
Rout
Lout
1
4W
The speaker-out connector (J3) is used to connect external speakers.
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S/PDIF Connector
SPDIF out
Key GND
+5V
SPDIF in
1
5
W
The S/PDIF connector (SPDIF1) is used to connect external S/PDIF
ports. Your S/PDIF por ts may come mounted on a card-edge
bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to an available slot at the rear
of the system chassis then insert the audio cable connector to
SPDIF1. Make sure pin 1 of the audio cable connector is aligned
with pin 1 of SPDIF1.
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Floppy Disk Drive Connector
X
The floppy disk drive connector supports up to two standard floppy
disk drives. To prevent improper floppy cable installation, the
shrouded floppy disk header has a keying mechanism. The 34-pin
connector on the floppy cable can be placed into the header only if
pin 1 of the connector is aligned with pin 1 of the header.
Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive Cable
Install one end of the floppy disk drive cable into the shrouded
floppy disk header (J21) on the system board and the other endmost connector to the drive you want to designate as Drive A. If
you are connecting another drive (Drive B), install the middle connector of the cable to the drive. The colored edge of the daisy chained
ribbon cable should be aligned with pin 1 of J21.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable this function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Super I/O Device” field) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more
information.
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Serial ATA Connectors
7 SATA 1
X1
7 SATA 2
GND
TXP
TXN
GND
RXN
RXP
GND
1
7
1 SATA 3
7
1 SATA 4
GND
RXP
RXN
GND
TXN
TXP
GND
X
The system board is equipped with four Serial ATA connectors for
connecting Serial ATA devices. Connect one end of the Serial ATA
cable to SATA 1 (J19), SATA 2 (J18), SATA 3 (J16) or SATA 4
(J17) and the other end to your Serial ATA device.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard Serial ATA in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“OnChip IDE Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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IDE Disk Drive Connectors
X
The 90oC shrouded PCI IDE header will interface two Enhanced IDE
(Integrated Drive Electronics) disk drives. To prevent improper IDE
cable installation, the shrouded PCI IDE header has a keying mechanism. The 40-pin connector on the IDE cable can be placed into the
header only if pin 1 of the connector is aligned with pin 1 of the
header.
The IDE connector supports 2 devices, a Master and a Slave. Use
an IDE ribbon cable to connect the drives to the system board. An
IDE ribbon cable have 3 connectors on them, one that plugs into an
IDE connector on the system board and the other 2 connects to
IDE devices. The connector at the end of the cable is for the Master
drive and the connector in the middle of the cable is for the Slave
drive.
Connecting the IDE Disk Drive Cable
Install one end of the IDE cable into the IDE header (J22) on the
system board and the other connectors to the IDE devices.
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Note:
Refer to your disk drive user’s manual for information about
selecting proper drive switch settings.
Adding a Second IDE Disk Drive
When using two IDE drives, one must be set as the master and the
other as the slave. Follow the instructions provided by the drive
manufacturer for setting the jumpers and/or switches on the drives.
The system board suppor ts Enhanced IDE or ATA-2, ATA/33,
ATA/66 or ATA/100 hard drives. We recommend that you use hard
drives from the same manufacturer. In a few cases, drives from two
different manufacturers will not function properly when used together.
The problem lies in the hard drives, not the system board.
Important:
If you encountered problems while using an ATAPI CD-ROM
drive that is set in Master mode, please set the CD-ROM drive
to Slave mode. Some ATAPI CD-ROMs may not be recognized
and cannot be used if incorrectly set in Master mode.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard IDE in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“OnChip IDE Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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IrDA Connector
IRRX
N. C. Ground
VCC
IRTX
1
5
W
Connect your IrDA cable to connector J5 on the system board.
Note:
The sequence of the pin functions on some IrDA cable may be
reversed from the pin function defined on the system board.
Make sure to connect the cable to the IrDA connector
according to their pin functions.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard IrDA in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Super I/O Device” section) of the BIOS to the type of IrDA
standard supported by your device.
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system
to use the IrDA function. Refer to your operating system’s manual or
documentation for more information.
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Cooling Fan Connectors
Sense
Power Speed W
Control
Ground
X
CPU fan
X
Power
Ground Sense
1
1
System fan
4
1
Sense
Power
Ground
3
Ground
Power
Sense
1
3
W
Fan 1
3
Fan 2
Power
Ground Sense
X1
3
Fan 3
Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector
(J12) on the system board. The system fan J13), fan 1 (J23), fan 2
(J8) and fan 3 (J15) connectors are used to connect additional cooling fans. The cooling fans will provide adequate airflow throughout
the chassis to prevent overheating the CPU and system board components.
BIOS Setting
The “PC Health Status” submenu of the BIOS will display the current
speed of the cooling fans. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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Power Connectors
12 24
Ground
+5VDC
+5VDC
+5VDC
NC
Ground
Ground
Ground
PS_ON#
Ground
-12VDC
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
+12VDC
+12VDC
+5VSB
XPWR_OK
Ground
+5VDC
Ground
+5VDC
Ground
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
1 13
+12V
Ground
X
4
3
2
1
Ground
+12V
We recommend that you use a power supply that complies with the
ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide Version 1.1. An ATX12V
power supply has a standard 24-pin ATX main power connector
and a 4-pin +12V power connector that must be inserted onto
CN8 and P1 connectors respectively.
The 4-pin +12V power connector enables the delivery of more
+12VDC current to the processor’s Voltage Regulator Module
(VRM).
The system board requires a minimum of 300 Watt power supply
to operate. Your system configuration (CPU power, amount of
memory, add-in cards, peripherals, etc.) may exceed the minimum
power requirement. To ensure that adequate power is provided, we
strongly recommend that you use a minimum of 400 Watt (or
greater) power supply.
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Power LED, DRAM Power LED and PCI Standby Power LED
Power LED
DRAM Power LED
PCI Standby
Power LED
Power LED
This LED will light when the system’s power is on.
DRAM Power LED
This LED will turn red when the system’s power is on or when it is
in the Suspend state (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM). It
will not light when the system is in the Soft-Off state.
PCI Standby Power LED
This LED will turn red when the system is in the power-on, Soft-Off
or Suspend (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM) state.
Important:
If the DRAM Power LED or PCI Standby Power LED is lighted,
you must power-off the system then turn off the power
supply’s switch or unplug the power cord prior to installing any
memory modules or add-in cards.
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Front Panel Connectors
RESET SW
HDD-LED
11
12
J20
X
1
2
PWR-LED
PWR-BTN
HDD-LED - HDD LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
RESET SW - Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the
system.
PWR-BTN - Power Switch
This switch is used to power on or off the system.
PWR-LED - Power/Standby LED
When the system’s power is on, this LED will light. When the system
is in the S1 (POS - Power On Suspend) state, it will blink every
second. When the system is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM)
state, it will blink every 4 seconds.
Pin
Pin Assignment
Pin
Pin Assignment
N. C.
1
N. C.
PWR-LED
2
4
6
LED Power
LED Power
Signal
HDD-LED
3
5
HDD Power
Signal
PWR-BTN
8
10
Ground
Signal
RESET SW
7
9
Ground
RST Signal
N. C.
11
N. C.
Key
12
Key
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Digital I/O Connector
2
1
19 W
The Digital I/O connector (J24) provides powering-on function of an
external device that is connected to this connector.
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PCI Express Slot
PCI Express x1
Install PCI Express x1 cards such as network cards or other cards
that comply to the PCI Express specifications into the PCI Express
x1 slot.
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Battery
Batter y
The lithium ion battery powers the real-time clock and CMOS
memory. It is an auxiliary source of power when the main power is
shut off.
Safety Measures
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by
the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batter ies according to the batter y
manufacturer’s instructions.
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
Award BIOS Setup Utility
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is a program that takes care
of the basic level of communication between the processor and peripherals. In addition, the BIOS also contains codes for various advanced features found in this system board. This chapter explains the
Setup Utility for the Award BIOS.
After you power up the system, the BIOS message appears on the
screen and the memory count begins. After the memory test, the
following message will appear on the screen:
Press DEL to enter setup
If the message disappears before you respond, restart the system or
press the “Reset” button. You may also restart the system by pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
When you press <Del>, the main menu screen will appear.
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Standard CMOS Features
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Standard CMOS Features” and
press <Enter>. A screen similar to the one below will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays
a day, from Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from
January to December. Date displays the date, from 1 to 31. Year
displays the year, from 1990 to 2098.
Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based
on the 24-hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00.
Hour displays hours from 00 to 23. Minute displays minutes from
00 to 59. Second displays seconds from 00 to 59.
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IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave and IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave
Move the cursor to the “IDE Channel 0 Master”, “IDE Channel 0
Slave”, “IDE Channel 1 Master” or “IDE Channel 1 Slave” field, then
press <Enter>.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
IDE HDD Auto Detection
Detects the parameters of the drive. The parameters will automatically be shown on the screen.
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave and IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave
The drive type information should be included in the documentation
from your hard disk vendor. If you select ”Auto”, the BIOS will autodetect the HDD & CD-ROM drive at the POST stage and show
the IDE for the HDD & CD-ROM drive. If a hard disk has not
been installed, select “None”.
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Access Mode
For hard drives larger than 528MB, you would typically select the
LBA type. Certain operating systems require that you select CHS or
Large. Please check your operating system’s manual or Help desk on
which one to select.
Capacity
Displays the approximate capacity of the disk drive. Usually the size
is slightly greater than the size of a formatted disk given by a disk
checking program.
Cylinder
This field displays the number of cylinders.
Head
This field displays the number of read/write heads.
Precomp
This field displays the number of cylinders at which to change the
write timing.
Landing Zone
This field displays the number of cylinders specified as the landing
zone for the read/write heads.
Sector
This field displays the number sectors per track.
Drive A and Drive B
These fields identify the types of floppy disk drives installed.
None
360K, 5.25 in.
1.2M, 5.25 in.
720K, 3.5 in.
1.44M, 3.5 in.
2.88M, 3.5 in.
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No floppy drive is installed
5-1/4 in. standard drive; 360KB capacity
5-1/4 in. AT-type high-density drive; 1.2MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 720KB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 1.44MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 2.88MB capacity
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3
Video
This field selects the type of video adapter used for the primary
system monitor. Although secondary monitors are supported, you do
not have to select the type. The default setting is EGA/VGA.
EGA/VGA
CGA 40
CGA 80
Mono
Enhanced Graphics Adapter/Video Graphics Array. For
EGA, VGA, SVGA and PGA monitor adapters.
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 40-column
mode.
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 80-column
mode.
Monochrome adapter. Includes high resolution monochrome adapters.
Halt On
This field determines whether the system will stop if an error is
detected during power up. The default setting is All Errors.
No Errors The system boot will not stop for any errors detected.
All Errors The system boot will stop whenever the BIOS detects
a non-fatal error.
All, But Keyboard The system boot will not stop for a keyboard
error; it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Diskette The system boot will not stop for a disk error;
it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Disk/Key The system boot will not stop for a disk or
keyboard error; it will stop for all other errors.
Base Memory
Displays the amount of base (or conventional) memory installed in
the system. The value of the base memory is typically 512K for
systems with 512K memory installed on the motherboard or 640K
for systems with 640K or more memor y installed on the
motherboard.
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Extended Memory
Displays the amount of extended memory detected during boot-up.
Total Memory
Displays the total memory available in the system.
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Advanced BIOS Features
The Advanced BIOS Features allows you to configure your system
for basic operation. Some entries are defaults required by the system
board, while others, if enabled, will improve the performance of your
system or let you set some features according to your preference.
The screen above list all the fields available in the Advanced BIOS Features
submenu, for ease of reference in this manual. In the actual CMOS setup, you have
to use the scroll bar to view the fields. The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
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CPU Feature
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Delay Prior To Thermal
This field is used to select the time that would force the CPU to a
50% duty cycle when it exceeds its maximum operating temperature
therefore protecting the CPU and the system board from overheating to ensure a safe computing environment..
Thermal Management
Select a “thermal monitor” in this field to enable the CPU’s
speedstep function. Restart the system then go to the operating
system’s “Control Panel”. Double-click “Power Options”. The “Power
Options Properties” dialog box will appear. In the “Power Schemes”
menu, select “Portable/Laptop”. Speedstep reduces the CPU’s frequency and voltage in accordance to its load.
Thermal Monitor 1
Thermal Monitor 2
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On die throtting.
Ratio and VID transition.
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3
TM2 Bus Ratio
This field is used to select the frequency (bus ratio) of the throttled
performance state that will be initiated when the on-die sensor turns
from cool to hot.
TM2 Bus VID
This field is used to select the voltage of the throttled performance
state that will be initiated when the on-die sensor turns from cool to
hot.
Limit CPUID MaxVal
The CPUID instruction of some newer CPUs will return a value
greater than 3. The default is Disabled because this problem does
not exist in the Windows series operating systems. If you are using
an operating system other than Windows, this problem may occur. To
avoid this problem, enable this field to limit the return value to 3 or
lesser than 3.
C1E Function
The options are Auto and Disabled.
Execute Disable Bit
When this field is set to Disabled, it will force the XD feature flag to
always return to 0.
Virtualization Technology
When this field is set to Enabled, the VMM can utilize the additional
hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology.
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Hard Disk Boot Priority
This field is used to select the boot sequence of the hard drives.
Move the cursor to this field then press <Enter>. Use the Up or
Down arrow keys to select a device then press <+> to move it up
or <-> to move it down the list.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Virus Warning
This field protects the boot sector and partition table of your hard disk
drive. When this field is enabled, the Award BIOS will monitor the boot
sector and partition table of the hard disk drive. If an attempt is made
to write to the boot sector or partition table of the hard disk drive,
the BIOS will halt the system and an error message will appear.
After seeing the error message, if necessary, you will be able to run
an anti-virus program to locate and remove the problem before any
damage is done.
Many disk diagnostic programs which attempt to access the boot sector table will cause the warning message to appear. If you are running
such a program, we recommend that you first disable this field.
CPU L1 & L2 Cache
These fields speed up the memory access. The default value is enabled. Enable the external cache for better performance.
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CPU L3 Cache
This field is used to enable or disable the CPU’s L3 cache.
Hyper-Threading Technology (for Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with
Hyper-Threading Technology only)
This field is used to enable the functionality of the Intel® Pentium® 4
Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology and will appear only
when using this processor.
Quick Power On Self Test
This field speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) whenever the system is powered on. The BIOS will shorten or skip some check items
during POST. To attain the shortest POST time, select “Fast”.
First Boot Device, Second Boot Device, Third Boot Device and Boot
Other Device
Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the “First Boot
Device” “Second Boot Device” and “Third Boot Device” fields respectively. The BIOS will boot the operating system according to the
sequence of the drive selected. Set “Boot Other Device” to Enabled
if you wish to boot from another device.
Swap Floppy Drive
When this field is enabled and the system is booting from the floppy
drive, the system will boot from drive B instead of drive A. When
this field is disabled and the system is booting from the floppy drive,
the system will boot from drive A. You must have two floppy drives
to use this function.
Boot Up Floppy Seek
When enabled, the BIOS will check whether the floppy disk drive installed is 40 or 80 tracks. Note that the BIOS cannot distinguish between 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M drive types as they are all 80
tracks. When disabled, the BIOS will not search for the type of floppy
disk drive by track number. Note that there will not be any warning
message if the drive installed is 360KB.
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Boot Up NumLock Status
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric
keypad. By default, the system boots up with NumLock on wherein
the function of the numeric keypad is the number keys. When set to
Off, the function of the numeric keypad is the arrow keys.
Gate A20 Option
This entry allows you to select how gate A20 is handled. Gate A20
is a device used to address memory above 1 Mbyte. Initially, gate A20
was handled via the keyboard controller. Today, while keyboards still
provide this support, it is more common, and much faster, for the system chipset to provide support for gate A20.
Fast
Normal
The chipset controls Gate A20.
A pin in the keyboard controller controls Gate A20.
Typematic Rate Setting
Disabled Continually holding down a key on your keyboard will
cause the BIOS to report that the key is down.
Enabled The BIOS will not only report that the key is down,
but will first wait for a moment, and, if the key is still
down, it will begin to report that the key has been
depressed repeatedly. For example, you would use such
a feature to accelerate cursor movements with the arrow keys. You can then select the typematic rate and
typematic delay in the “Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)”
and “Typematic Delay (Msec)” fields below.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This field allows you to select the rate at which the keys are accelerated.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
This field allows you to select the delay between when the key was
first depressed and when the acceleration begins.
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Security Option
This field determines when the system will prompt for the password
- everytime the system boots or only when you enter the BIOS
setup. Set the password in the Set Supervisor/User Password
submenu.
System The system will not boot and access to Setup will be
denied unless the correct password is entered at the
prompt.
Setup The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied
unless the correct password is entered at the prompt.
APIC Mode
Leave this field in its default setting.
MPS Version Control for OS
This field is used to select the MPS version that the system board is
using.
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
This field allows you to access the memory that is over 64MB in
OS/2.
Report No FDD For WIN 95
The options are Yes and No.
Small Logo(EPA) Show
Enabled The EPA logo will appear during system boot-up.
Disabled The EPA logo will not appear during system boot-up.
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Advanced Chipset Features
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
This section gives you functions to configure the system based on
the specific features of the chipset. The chipset manages bus speeds
and access to system memory resources. These items should not
be altered unless necessary. The default settings have been chosen
because they provide the best operating conditions for your system.
The only time you might consider making any changes would be if
you discovered some incompatibility or that data was being lost
while using your system.
DRAM Timing Selectable
This field is used to select the timing of the DRAM.
By SPD
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The EEPROM on a DIMM has SPD (Serial Presence Detect) data structure that stores information
about the module such as the memor y type,
memory size, memory speed, etc. When this option
is selected, the system will run according to the
information in the EEPROM. This option is the default setting because it provides the most stable
condition for the system. The “CAS Latency Time”
to “System Memory Frequency” fields will show the
default settings by SPD.
If you want better performance for your system
other than the one “by SPD”, select “Manual” then
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select the best option in the “CAS Latency Time”
to “System Memory Frequency” fields.
CAS Latency Time
This field is used to select the latency between the DRAM read
command and the time that the data was received.
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
This field is used to select the latency between the DRAM active
command and the read/write command.
DRAM RAS# Precharge
This field is used to select the idle clocks after issuing a precharge
command to the DRAM.
Precharge Delay (tRAS)
The options are Auto, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
System Memory Frequency
This field is used to select the memory clock speed of the DIMM.
SLP_S4# Assertion Width
The options are 1 to 2 Sec., 2 to 3 Sec., 3 to 4 Sec. and 4 to 5 Sec.
System BIOS Cacheable
When this field is enabled, accesses to the system BIOS ROM addressed at F0000H-FFFFFH are cached, provided that the cache
controller is enabled. The larger the range of the Cache RAM, the
higher the efficiency of the system.
Video BIOS Cacheable
As with caching the system BIOS, enabling the Video BIOS cache will
allow access to video BIOS addresssed at C0000H to C7FFFH to
be cached, if the cache controller is also enabled. The larger the range
of the Cache RAM, the faster the video performance.
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Memory Hole At 15M-16M
In order to improve system performance, certain space in memory can
be reserved for ISA cards. This memory must be mapped into the
memory space below 16MB. When enabled, the CPU assumes the 1516MB memory range is allocated to the hidden ISA address range
instead of the actual system DRAM. When disabled, the CPU assumes
the 15-16MB address range actually contains DRAM memory. If more
than 16MB of system memory is installed, this field must be disabled
to provide contiguous system memory.
PCI Express Root Port Func
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
PCI Express Port 1 to PCI Express Port 4
These fields are used to enable or disable the PCI Express port function.
PCI-E Compliancy Mode
This field is used to select the mode for the PCI Express add-in
card.
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PEG/Onchip VGA Control
This field is used to select the graphics controller that will serve as
the primary boot device. The options are Auto, Onchip VGA and
PEG Port.
PEG Force X1
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size
This field is used to select the onboard VGA’s frame buffer size that
is shared from the system memory.
DVMT Mode
This field shows the current DVMT mode.
DVMT/Fixed Memory Size
This field is used to select the graphics memory size used by DVMT/
Fixed mode.
Boot Display
This field is used to select the type of display to use when the
system boots.
Auto
CRT
TV
EPP
The system will automatically detect the display that is
available when the system boots.
Select this option if you want the system to boot the
CRT display.
Select this option if you want the system to boot the
TV display.
Select this option if you want the system to boot the
EPP display.
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Integrated Peripherals
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
OnChip IDE Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
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IDE HDD Block Mode
Enabled
Disabled
The IDE HDD uses the block mode. The system
BIOS will check the hard disk drive for the maximum block size the system can transfer. The block
size will depend on the type of hard disk drive.
The IDE HDD uses the standard mode.
IDE DMA Transfer Access
This field, when Enabled, will enhance the IDE DMA transfer of an
IDE hard disk drive.
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE and On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
These fields allow you to enable or disable the primary and secondary IDE controller. Select Disabled if you want to add a different
hard drive controller.
IDE Primary Master/Slave PIO and IDE Secondary Master/Slave PIO
PIO means Programmed Input/Output. Rather than have the BIOS
issue a series of commands to effect a transfer to or from the disk
drive, PIO allows the BIOS to tell the controller what it wants and
then let the controller and the CPU perform the complete task by
themselves. Your system supports five modes, 0 (default) to 4, which
primarily differ in timing. When Auto is selected, the BIOS will select
the best available mode after checking your drive.
Auto
Mode 0-4
The BIOS will automatically set the system according
to your hard disk drive’s timing.
You can select a mode that matches your hard disk
drive’s timing. Caution: Do not use the wrong setting
or you will have drive errors.
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IDE Primary Master/Slave UDMA and IDE Secondary Master/
Slave UDMA
These fields allow you to set the Ultra DMA in use. When Auto is
selected, the BIOS will select the best available option after checking
your hard drive or CD-ROM.
Auto
Disabled
The BIOS will automatically detect the settings for
you.
The BIOS will not detect these categories.
On-Chip Serial ATA Setting
On-Chip Serial ATA
Disabled
Auto
Disables the onboard SATA.
The system will detect the existing SATA and
IDE drives then automatically set them to the
available master/slave mode.
Combined Mode This option allows you to use both IDE and
SATA drives; allowing a maximum of 4 drives 1 IDE Master, 1 IDE Slave and 2 SATA. You
must manually set the SATA and PATA drives’
mode in the “PATA IDE Mode” and “SATA
Port” fields.
Enhanced Mode This option allows you to use both IDE and
SATA drives; allowing a maximum of 6 drives 1 IDE Master, 1 IDE Slave and 4 SATA.
SATA Only
This option automatically sets the SATA drives
to Primary Master mode. Since the SATA
drives are in Master mode, you cannot set the
IDE drive to Master mode.
PATA IDE Mode
This field is used to select the function mode for the IDE 1
connector and its relation to the SATA ports.
Primary
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IDE 1 serves as Primary Master and Primary
Slave channel. SATA 2 and SATA 4 serve as
Secondary Master and Secondary Slave channel.
SATA 1 and SATA 3 are disabled.
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IDE 1 serves as Secondary Master and Secondary Slave channel. SATA 1 and SATA 3
serve as Primary Master and Primary Slave
channel. SATA 2 and SATA 4 are disabled.
SATA Port
If the “PATA IDE Mode” field is set to Primary, this field will
show “P1, P3 is Secondary”; meaning SATA 2 and SATA 4 are
Secondary.
If the “PATA IDE Mode” field is set to Secondary, this field will
show “P0, P2 is Primary”; meaning SATA 1 and SATA 3 are
Primary.
Onboard Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
USB Controller
Enabled Enables the onboard USB.
Disabled Disables the onboard USB.
USB 2.0 Controller
If you are using a USB 2.0 device, this field must be set to Enabled.
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USB Keyboard Support
By default, this field is Disabled. However, if you are using a USB
keyboard under DOS, make sure to enable this function.
AC97 Audio
Auto
Select this option when using the onboard audio
CODEC.
Disabled Select this option when using a PCI sound card.
Onboard LAN Control
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard LAN.
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Super IO Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Power On Function
This field allows you to use the keyboard or PS/2 mouse to poweron the system.
Button only
Default setting. Uses the power button to power
on the system.
Password
When this option is selected, set the password you
would like to use to power-on the system in the
“KB Power On Password” field.
Hot Key
When this option is selected, select the function key
you would like to use to power-on the system in
the “Hot Key Power On” field.
Mouse Move When this option is selected, move the mouse to
power-on the system.
Mouse Click When this option is selected, click the mouse button
to power-on the system.
Any Key
Press any key to power-on the system.
Keyboard 98 When this option is selected, press the “wake up”
key of the Windows® 98 compatible keyboard to
power-on the system.
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KB Power On Password
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. Enter your password. You can enter up to 5 characters. Type in exactly the same
password to confirm, then press <Enter>.
The power button will not function once a keyboard password has
been set in this field. You must type the correct password to poweron the system. If you forgot the password, power-off the system and
remove the battery. Wait for a few seconds and install it back before powering-on the system.
Hot Key Power On
This field is used to select a function key that you would like to use
to power-on the system.
Onboard FDC Controller
Enabled Enables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Disabled Disables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Onboard Serial Port 1 and Onboard Serial Port 2
Auto
The system will automatically select an I/O address for
the onboard serial port 1 and serial port 2.
3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3 Allows you to manually select an I/O address for the onboard serial port 1
and serial port 2.
Disabled Disables the onboard serial port 1 and/or serial port 2.
UART Mode Select
This field is used to select the type of IrDA standard supported by
your IrDA device. For better transmission of data, your IrDA peripheral device must be within a 30o angle and within a distance of 1
meter.
RxD, TxD Active
The options are Hi, Lo; Lo, Hi; Lo, Lo; and Hi, Hi.
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IR Transmission Delay
If this field is Enabled, transmission of data will be slower. This is
recommended when you encounter transmission problem with your
device. The options are: Enabled and Disabled.
UR2 Duplex Mode
Half
Full
Data is completely transmitted before receiving data.
Transmits and receives data simultaneously.
Use IR Pins
The options are IR-Rx2Tx2 and RxD2TxD2.
Onboard Parallel Port
378/IRQ7, 3BC/IRQ7, 278/IRQ5 Selects the I/O address and
IRQ for the onboard parallel port.
Disabled Disables the onboard parallel port.
Parallel Port Mode
The options are SPP, EPP, ECP and ECP+EPP. These apply to a
standard specification and will depend on the type and speed of
your device. Refer to your peripheral’s manual for the best option.
SPP
Allows normal speed operation but in one direction only.
“ECP (Extended Capabilities Port)”
Allows parallel port to operate in bidirectional mode and at a
speed faster than the normal mode’s data transfer rate.
“EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port)”
Allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed.
EPP Mode Select
This field is used to select the EPP mode.
ECP Mode Use DMA
This is used to select a DMA channel of the parallel port.
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PWRON After PWR-Fail
Off
When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system’s power is off. You must press the Power button to power-on the system.
On
When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system will automatically power-on.
Former-Sts When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system will return to the state where you left off before power failure occurs. If the system’s power is off
when AC power failure occurs, it will remain off when
power returns. If the system’s power is on when AC
power failure occurs, the system will power-on when
power returns.
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Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure your system
to most effectively save energy.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
ACPI Function
This function should be enabled only in operating systems that support ACPI. Currently, only Windows® 2000/ME/XP supports this
function. If you want to use the Suspend to RAM function, make sure
this field is enabled then select “S3(STR)” in the “ACPI Suspend Type”
field.
ACPI Suspend Type
This field is used to select the type of Suspend mode.
S1(POS)
S3(STR)
Enables the Power On Suspend function.
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
When this field is set to Auto, the system will initialize the VGA BIOS
when it wakes up from the S3 state. This can be configured only if
the “ACPI Suspend Type” field is set to “S3(STR)”.
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Power Management
This field allows you to select the type (or degree) of power saving
by changing the length of idle time that elapses before the Suspend
mode and HDD Power Down fields are activated.
Min Saving
Max Saving
User Define
Minimum power saving time for the Suspend Mode
(1 hour) and HDD Power Down (15 min.)
Maximum power saving time for the. Suspend
Mode and HDD Power Down = 1 min.
Allows you to set the power saving time in the
“Suspend Mode” and “HDD Power Down” fields.
Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
V/H SYNC + Blank This selection will cause the system to turn
off the vertical and horizontal synchronization
ports and write blanks to the video buffer.
Blank Screen This option only writes blanks to the video buffer.
DPMS
Initializes display power management signaling. Use
this option if your video board supports it.
Video Off In Suspend
This field is used to activate the video off feature when the system
enters the Suspend mode. The options are Yes and No.
Suspend Type
The options are Stop Grant and PwrOn Suspend.
MODEM Use IRQ
This field is used to set an IRQ channel for the modem installed in
your system.
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Suspend Mode
This is selectable only when the Power Management field is set to
User Define. When the system enters the Suspend mode according
to the power saving time selected, the CPU and onboard
peripherals will be shut off.
HDD Power Down
This is selectable only when the Power Management field is set to
User Define. When the system enters the HDD Power Down mode
according to the power saving time selected, the hard disk drive will
be powered down while all other devices remain active.
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
This field allows you to select the method of powering off your
system.
Delay 4 Sec. Regardless of whether the Power Management function is enabled or disabled, if the power button is
pushed and released in less than 4 sec, the system
enters the Suspend mode. The purpose of this
function is to prevent the system from powering off
in case you accidentally “hit” or pushed the power
button. Push and release again in less than 4 sec to
restore. Pushing the power button for more than 4
seconds will power off the system.
Instant-Off Pressing and then releasing the power button at
once will immediately power off your system.
CPU Thermal-Throttling
Thermal throttling regulates the thermal environment by alternating
between running the processor at full speed and placing the processor
in a sleep state whenever the upper limits of the thermal envelop are
reached.
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Wake-Up By PCI Card
Enabled
This field should be set to Enabled only if your PCI
card such as LAN card or modem card uses the PCI
PME (Power Management Event) signal to remotely
wake up the system. Access to the LAN card or PCI
card will cause the system to wake up. Refer to the
card’s documentation for more information.
Disabled The system will not wake up despite access to the PCI
card.
Power On By Ring
Set this field to Enabled to use the modem ring-on function. This will
allow your system to power-on to respond to calls coming from an
external modem.
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
This field, when enabled, allows you to use a USB keyboard to wake
up a system that is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. This
can be configured only if the “ACPI Suspend Type” field is set to
“S3(STR)”.
Resume By Alarm
Enabled
When Enabled, you can set the date and time you
would like the Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC to
power-on in the “Date (of Month) Alarm” and “Time
(hh:mm:ss) Alarm” fields. However, if the system is being
accessed by incoming calls or the network (Resume On
Ring/LAN) prior to the date and time set in these
fields, the system will give priority to the incoming calls
or network.
Disabled Disables the automatic power-on function. (default)
Date (of Month) Alarm
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The system will power-on everyday according to the
time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
Select a date you would like the system to power-on.
The system will power-on on the set date, and time set
in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
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Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
This is used to set the time you would like the system to power-on.
If you want the system to power-on everyday as set in the “Date
(of Month) Alarm” field, the time set in this field must be later than
the time of the RTC set in the Standard CMOS Features submenu.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. It covers
some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that only
experienced users should make any changes to the default settings.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
Init Display First
This field is used to select whether to initialize the onboard VGA,
PCI Express or PCI first when the system boots.
Onboard When the system boots, it will first initialize the
onboard VGA.
PCIEx
When the system boots, it will first initialize the PCI
Express x16 graphics card.
PCI Slot When the system boots, it will first initialize PCI.
Reset Configuration Data
Enabled The BIOS will reset the Extended System Configuration
Data (ESCD) once automatically. It will then recreate a
new set of configuration data.
Disabled The BIOS will not reset the configuration data.
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Resources Controlled By
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capability to automatically
configure all of the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices.
Auto
Manual
The system will automatically detect the settings for you.
Choose the specific IRQ in the “IRQ Resources” field
respectively.
IRQ Resources
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. This field is used to
set each system interrupt to either Reserved or PCI Device.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This field determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can
work with PCI/VGA or not. The default value is Disabled.
Enabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA.
Disabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards does not work with PCI/
VGA.
Maximum Payload Size
This field is used to select the maximum TLP payload size of the PCI
Express devices. The unit is byte.
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PC Health Status
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
Current CPU Fan Speed to V3.3V
These fields will show the fan speed, temperature and output voltage
of the monitored devices or components.
Fan1 Speed Control Segment
This field is used to select the CPU temperature that will allow the
CPU fan to rotate at full speed. The system will automatically adjust
the CPU fan’s speed according to the temperature.
Fan2 Speed Control Segment
This field is used to select the system’s temperature that will allow
the system fan to rotate at full speed. The system will automatically
adjust the system fan’s speed according to the temperature.
Note:
The onboard hardware monitor function is capable of detecting
“system health” conditions but if you want a warning message
to pop-up or a warning alarm to sound when an abnormal
condition occurs, you must install the Hardware Monitor utility.
This utility is included in the CD that came with the system
board. Refer to the Hardware Monitor section in chapter 4 for
more information.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
CPU Clock Ratio
This field is used to select the CPU’s frequency ratio.
Important:
The frequency ratio of some processors may have been locked
by the manufacturer. If you are using this kind of processor,
setting a frequency ratio for the processor will have no effect.
The system will instead use its factory default ratio.
Spread Spectrum
Leave this field in its default setting. Do not alter this setting unless
advised by an engineer or technician.
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Load Fail-Safe Defaults
The “Load Fail-Safe Defaults” option loads the troubleshooting default values permanently stored in the ROM chips. These settings are
not optimal and turn off all high performance features. You should
use these values only if you have hardware problems. Highlight this
option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
If you want to proceed, type <Y> and press <Enter>. The default
settings will be loaded.
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Load Optimized Defaults
The “Load Optimized Defaults” option loads optimized settings from
the BIOS ROM. Use the default values as standard values for your
system. Highlight this option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
Type <Y> and press <Enter> to load the Setup default values.
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Set Supervisor Password
If you want to protect your system and setup from unauthorized
entry, set a supervisor’s password with the “System” option selected
in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want to protect access to
setup only, but not your system, set a supervisor’s password with the
“Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. You will not
be prompted for a password when you cold boot the system.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and
press <Enter>.
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the
password function, highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and press
<Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key
to return to the main menu.
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Set User Password
If you want another user to have access only to your system but
not to setup, set a user’s password with the “System” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want a user to enter a
password when trying to access setup, set a user’s password with
the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features.
Using user’s password to enter Setup allows a user to access only
“Set User Password” that appears in the main menu screen. Access
to all other options is denied.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set User Password” and press
<Enter>.
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the
password function, highlight “Set User Password” and press <Enter>,
instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key to return
to the main menu.
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Save & Exit Setup
When all the changes have been made, highlight “Save & Exit Setup”
and press <Enter>.
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The modifications you have made will
be written into the CMOS memory, and the system will reboot. You
will once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make additional changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc>
simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
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Exit Without Saving
When you do not want to save the changes you have made, highlight “Exit Without Saving” and press <Enter>.
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The system will reboot and you will
once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make any changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc> simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
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Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash
utility, AWDFLASH.EXE. You can download them from DFI’s web site
or contact technical support or your sales representative.
1. Save the new BIOS file along with the flash utility
AWDFLASH.EXE to a floppy disk.
2. Reboot the system and enter the Award BIOS Setup Utility to
set the first boot drive to “Floppy”.
3. Save the setting and reboot the system.
4. After the system booted from the floppy disk, execute the flash
utility by typing AWDFLASH.EXE. The following screen will appear.
Award BIOS Flash Utility V.8.15B
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(The current BIOS information will appear in this area.)
File Name to Program :
5. Type the new BIOS file name onto the gray area that is next to
“File Name to Program” then press <Enter>.
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6. The following will appear.
Do You Want to Save BIOS (Y/N)
This question refers to the current existing BIOS in your system.
We recommend that you save the current BIOS and its flash
utility; just in case you need to reinstall the BIOS. To save the
current BIOS, press <Y> then enter the file name of the current
BIOS. Otherwise, press <N>.
7. The following will then appear.
Press “Y” to Program or “N” to Exit
8. Press <Y> to flash the new BIOS.
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Chapter 4 - Supported Software
Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities
and software applications required to enhance the performance of
the system board.
Insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main
Board Utility CD) will appear. If after inserting the CD, "Autorun" did
not automatically start (which is, the Mainboard Utility CD screen did
not appear), please go directly to the root directory of the CD and
double-click "Setup".
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Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility is used for updating
Windows® INF files so that the Intel chipset can be recognized and
configured properly in the system.
To install the utility, click “Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility” on the
main menu.
1. The installation wizard will
extract the files needed
to install the utility. After
all files have been
extracted, click Next.
2. Setup is now ready to
install the utility. Click
Next.
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3. Read
the
license
agreement then click Yes.
4. Go through the readme
document to view
system requirements and
installation information
then click Next.
5. Setup will now install the
files for the utility.
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6. Follow the prompts on
the screen to complete
installation.
7. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t my computer
now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the utility to take
effect.
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Audio Drivers
To install the driver, click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu.
1. The installation wizard will
extract the files needed
to install AC97 audio.
2. Setup is now ready to install AC97 audio. Click
Next. Setup will install the
files for the driver.
3. Click “Yes, I want to restart my computer now”
then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
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Intel Graphics Drivers
To install the driver, click “Intel Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to
install the Intel Graphics
Media Accelerator driver.
Click Next.
2. Read
the
license
agreement then click Yes.
3. Follow the prompts on
the screen to complete
installation.
4. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t my computer
now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the driver to take
effect.
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LAN Drivers
To install the driver, click “LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
1. The Mar vell Minipor t
Driver Setup is now preparing the installation wizard.
2. Setup is now ready to install the driver. Click
Next.
3. Click Install to begin
installation.
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4. The driver is currently being installed.
5. Click Finish.
6. Reboot the system for
the driver to take effect.
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MyGuard H/W Monitor
The MyGuard H/W Monitor utility is capable of monitoring the system’s
temperature, fan speed, voltage, etc. and allows you to manually set a
range (Highest and Lowest Limit) to the items being monitored. If the
settings/values are over or under the set range, a warning message will
pop-up. The utility can also be configured so that a beeping alarm will
sound whenever an error occurs. We recommend that you use the “Default Setting” which is the ideal setting that would keep the system in good
working condition.
To install the utility, click “MyGuard H/W Monitor” on the main menu.
1. Select the appropriate
option then click Next.
2. Select the features you
want to install then click
Next.
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5. Click Finish to exit the
wizard.
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver
To install, click “Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver” on the main menu.
1. Read the license agreement then click “I accept
the agreement”. Click
Next.
2. You are now ready to install DirectX 9.0C. Click
Next.
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3. Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to
take effect.
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Intel USB 2.0 Drivers
The Intel chipset does not support USB 2.0 drivers for Windows®
98 SE and Windows® ME.
Windows® XP
If your Windows® XP CD already includes Service Pack 1, the USB
2.0 driver will automatically install when you install the operating
system. If the CD does not include Service Pack 1, it is available for
download at Microsoft’s Windows Update website.
Windows® 2000
If your Windows® 2000 CD already includes Service Pack 4, the
USB 2.0 driver will automatically install when you install the operating
system. If the CD does not include Service Pack 4, it is available for
download at Microsoft’s Windows Update website.
Installation Notes
1. "Autorun" ONLY supports the Windows® 2000 and Windows®
XP operating systems. If after inserting the CD, "Autorun" did
not automatically start (which is, the Main Board Utility CD
screen did not appear), please go directly to the root directory
of the CD and double-click "Setup".
2. All steps or procedures to install software drivers are subject to
change without notice as the softwares are occassionally updated.
Please go to DFI's web site at "http://www.dfi.com/support1/
download2.asp" for the latest version of the drivers or software
applications.
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Enabling Hyper-Threading Technology
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Appendix A - Enabling Hyper-Threading Technology
Enabling Hyper-Threading Technology
To enable the functionality of the Hyper-Threading Technology, please
follow the requirements and steps below. Basically, the following
presumes that you have already installed an Intel® Pentium® 4
Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology.
1. The system requires a minimum of 300 Watt ATX 12V power
supply.
2. Aside from installing a CPU fan on the Intel® Pentium® 4
Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, make sure to install
cooling fans. The system requires adequate airflow throughout the
chassis to prevent overheating the processor.
3. The “CPU Hyper-Threading” field in the Advanced BIOS Features
submenu of the Award BIOS setup will appear. Make sure this
field is set to Enabled.
4. Currently, only Windows® XP supports the Hyper-Threading
Technology. If this OS has been previously installed, you must
REINSTALL it.
5. After installing Windows® XP, please check the following to
ensure that the operating system has been properly installed.
a. Click Start, point to Settings then click Control Panel.
b. Double-click the System icon. The System Properties dialog
box will appear.
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c. Click the General tab. The processor shown under Computer
should resemble the one shown below.
d. Now click the Hardware tab then click Device Manager. The
items shown under Computer and Processors should
resemble the ones shown below.
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e. Lastly, press the <Ctr l> <Alt> and <Del> keys
simultaneously. The Windows Task Manager dialog box will
appear. Click the Performance tab. The diagram under CPU
Usage History should resemble the one shown below.
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Watchdog Timer
Appendix B - Watchdog Timer
Watchdog Timer
The following parameters are references for setting the time interval
of the Watchdog Timer function. The system will regularly be “cleared”
according to the set time interval. If the system hangs or fails to
function, it will also reset according to the time interval so that your
system will continue to operate.
mov dx,02e <Enter>
mov al,87 <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
mov dx,02e <Enter>
mov al,07 <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
inc dx <Enter>
inc al <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
dec dx <Enter>
mov al,f6 <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
inc dx <Enter>
mov al,xy <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
“XY” is the Watchdog Time count value for the “00h to “FFh” range
wherein the time can be set from 0 sec. to 255 sec.
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System Error Message
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Appendix C - System Error Message
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to
correct something, either a beep code will sound or a message will
be displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the message,
PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or DEL TO ENTER
SETUP, will be shown in the information box at the bottom. Enter
Setup to correct the error.
POST Beep
There are two kinds of beep codes in the BIOS. One code indicates
that a video error has occured and the BIOS cannot initialize the
video screen to display any additional information. This beep code
consists of a single long beep followed by three short beeps. The
other code indicates that a DRAM error has occured. This beep
code consists of a single long beep.
Error Messages
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the
BIOS detects an error during the POST. This list indicates the error
messages for all Awards BIOSes:
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
Caution:
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
battery manufacturer’s instructions.
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has
become corrupt. This error may have been caused by a weak
battery. Check the battery and replace if necessary.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The display switch on the motherboard can be set to either
monochrome or color. This indicates the switch is set to a different
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setting than indicated in Setup. Determine which setting is correct,
either turn off the system and change the jumper or enter Setup and
change the VIDEO selection.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
Floppy type mismatch.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
HDD initialization error.
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Sector Verify failed.
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller is
pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
correctly and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
Manufacturing POST loop
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the keyboard
controller is pull low. This is also used for the M/B burn in test at the
factory.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
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Troubleshooting
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Appendix D - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Checklist
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems
that you may encounter with your personal computer. To efficiently
troubleshoot your system, treat each problem individually. This is to
ensure an accurate diagnosis of the problem in case a problem has
multiple causes.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter
problems while using your system are listed below.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
3. The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are
connected is working. Test the outlet by plugging in a lamp or
other electrical device.
4. The monitor is turned on.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted
properly.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system
and is set up correctly.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2. Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly
attached to the monitor and the other end is plugged into a
working AC outlet. If necessary, try another outlet.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the
monitor and the system’s display adapter.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s
brightness control knob.
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The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1. The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical
sync.
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that
may be creating a magnetic field around the display.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported
by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
1. If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor
may need to be turned off. Fluorescent lights adjacent to the
monitor may also cause screen wavering.
Power Supply
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
1. Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live
outlet and the other end properly plugged into the back of the
system.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is
set for the correct type of voltage you are using.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord
and install a new one if necessary.
Floppy Drive
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1. The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette
and try again.
2. The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not
write-protected.
3. You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path
statement to make sure you are writing to the targeted drive.
4. There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another
diskette with adequate storage space.
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Hard Drive
Hard disk failure.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has
been entered in the BIOS.
2. If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the
bootable (first) hard drive is configured as Master and the
second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard drive
must have an active/bootable partition.
Excessively long formatting period.
1. If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to
format, it is likely a cable connection problem. However, if your
hard drive has a large capacity, it will take a longer time to
format.
Parallel Port
The parallel printer doesn’t respond when you try to print.
1. Make sure that your printer is turned on and that the printer is
on-line.
2. Make sure your software is configured for the right type of
printer attached.
3. Verify that the onboard LPT port’s I/O address and IRQ settings
are configured correctly.
4. Verify that the attached device works by attaching it to a parallel
port that is working and configured correctly. If it works, the
printer can be assumed to be in good condition. If the printer
remains inoperative, replace the printer cable and try again.
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Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is
outputting garbled characters.
1. Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that
the device is on-line.
2. Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on
the rear of the computer.
3. Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a
serial port that is working and configured correctly. If the serial
device does not work, either the cable or the serial device has a
problem. If the serial device works, the problem may be due to
the onboard I/O or the address setting.
4. Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured
correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
1. Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2. Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and
that no keys are pressed during the booting process.
System Board
1. Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion
slot. If the add-in card is loose, power off the system, re-install
the card and power up the system.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are
properly set.
3. Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the
memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
5. If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface
and seat all socketed components. Gently press each component
into the socket.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and
load the BIOS defaults.
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