DFI LT600-D User`s manual
LT600-DR
LT600-D
System Board
User’s Manual
935-LT6001-050G
I02800817
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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.
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
Features.............................................................................................................................................. 10
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......................................................................
Award BIOS Setup Utility.................................................................................................
Intel RAID BIOS........................................................................................................................
Updating the BIOS..................................................................................................................
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Chapter 4 - Supported Softwares..................................................... 100
Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications......................................................100
Installation Notes.......................................................................................................................112
Chapter 5 - RAID................................................................................. 113
Appendix A - Watchdog Timer.............................................................120
Appendix B - System Error Messages............................................... 122
Appendix C - Troubleshooting.......................................................... 124
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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Introduction
Static Electricity Precautions
It is quite easy to inadvertently damage your PC, system board,
components or devices even before installing them in your system
unit. Static electrical discharge can damage computer components
without causing any signs of physical damage. You must take extra
care in handling them to ensure against electrostatic build-up.
1. To prevent electrostatic build-up, leave the system board in its
anti-static bag until you are ready to install it.
2. Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
3. Do all preparation work on a static-free surface.
4. Hold the device only by its edges. Be careful not to touch any of
the components, contacts or connections.
5. Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold modules or connectors by their ends.
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor,
disk drive and other components. Perform the upgrade instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation
only. If such a station is not available, you can provide
some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap
and attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If a
wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact
with the system chassis throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
Safety Measures
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range..
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis
cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing,
cover the system chassis before plugging the power cord.
Battery:
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by
the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
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About the Package
The system board package contains the following items. If any of
these items are missing or damaged, please contact your dealer or
sales representative for assistance.
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The system board
One IDE cable
One FDD cable
Two USB port cables
Two Serial ATA data cables
Two Serial ATA power cables
One “Main Board Utility” CD
Two RAID/AHCI driver floppy diskettes (LT600-DR only)
One I/O shield
One QR (Quick Reference)
The system board and accessories in the package may not come
similar to the information listed above. This may differ in accordance
to the sales region or models in which it was sold. For more information about the standard package in your region, please contact
your dealer or sales representative.
Before Using the System Board
Before using the system board, prepare basic system components.
If you are installing the system board in a new system, you will need
at least the following internal components.
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A CPU
Memory module
Storage devices such as hard disk drive, CD-ROM, etc.
You will also need external system peripherals you intend to use
which will normally include at least a keyboard, a mouse and a video
display monitor.
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Specifications
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Processor
• LGA 775 socket for:
- Intel® CoreTM2 Duo
- Intel® Pentium® D
- Intel® Pentium® 4 or Intel® Celeron
- Intel® Celeron D
• Supports Intel Enhanced Memory 64 Technology (EMT64T)
• Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST)
• Supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
• Suppor ts 1066/800/533MHz FSB
Chipset
• Intel® chipset
- Northbridge: Intel® 945G Express chipset
- Southbridge: Intel® ICH7R (LT600-DR)
Intel® ICH7 (LT600-D)
System Memory
• Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
• Supports DDR2 533 and DDR2 667 DIMMs
• Supports dual channel (128-bit wide) memory interface
• Supports up to 4GB system memory
• Supports non-ECC x8 and x16 DIMMs
• Supports up to 1Gb DRAM densities
• Suppor ts unbuffered DIMMs
Expansion Slots
• 1 PCI Express x16 slot
• 6 PCI slots
Graphics
• Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Audio
• Realtek ALC662 5.1-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
• Six channel DAC support 16/20/24-bit PCM format for 5.1
channel audio solution
• Two stereo ADC suppor t 16/20-bit PCM format
• All DAC/ADC support independent 44.1k/48k/96kHz sample
rate
• 44.1k/48k/96kHz S/PDIF-out interface
LAN
• Two Realtek RTL8111B PCI Express Gigabit controllers
• Suppor ts 10Mbps, 100Mbps and 1Gbps data transmission
• IEEE 802.3 (10/100Mbps) and IEEE 802.3ab (1Gbps) compliant
Serial ATA
• Supports four SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces which are compliant
with SATA 1.0 specification
• SATA speed up to 3Gb/s
• RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and RAID 5 (LT600-DR only)
IDE Interface
• One IDE connector suppor ts up to two UltraDMA 100Mbps
IDE devices
• Supports PIO IDE transfers up to 16MB/sec
Introduction
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
• 2 RJ45 LAN ports
• 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
• Mic-in, line-in and line-out
I/O Connectors
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•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•4
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•3
BIOS
• Award BIOS
• 8Mbit flash memory
Energy Efficient
Design
• Suppor ts ACPI specification and OS Directed Power Management
• Supports ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM) function
• Wake-On-Events include:
- Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake-On-LAN and Wake-On-Ring
- RTC timer to power-on the system
• System power management supported
• CPU stopped clock control
• Microsoft®/Intel® APM 1.2 compliant
• Soft Power supported - ACPI v2.0 specification
• AC power failure recovery
Damage Free
Intelligence
• Monitors CPU/system/AUX temperature and overheat alarm
• Monitors Vcore/VCC3/VBAT/3VSB/12V/1.5V/1.8V/5V voltages
and failure alarm
• Monitors CPU/2nd/system fan speed and failure alarm
• Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage and fan
speed
• Watchdog timer function
Temperature
• 0oC to 60oC
Humidity
• 10% to 90%
PCB
• 4 layers, ATX form factor
• 30.5cm (12") x 24.4cm (9.6")
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connectors for 4 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
connector for an external COM 2 port
Digital I/O connector
front audio connector for line-out and mic-in jacks
CD-in internal audio connector
S/PDIF-out connector
connector for IrDA interface
Serial ATA connectors
40-pin IDE connector
floppy connector
24-pin ATX power connector
4-pin 12V power connector
chassis open 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
DDR2 is a higher performance DDR technology
whose data transfer rate delivers bandwidth of 4.3
GB per second and beyond. That is twice the speed of the conventional DDR without increasing its power consumption. DDR2
SDRAM modules work at 1.8V supply compared to 2.6V memory
voltage for DDR modules. DDR2 also incorporates new innovations
such as the On-Die Termination (ODT) as well as larger 4-bit prefetch against DDR which fetches 2 bits per clock cycle.
DDR2
The Intel 945G northbridge chip comes integrated
with the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 delivering exceptional 3D graphics performance.
graphics
5.1-channel audio The audio jacks at the rear panel will
support 5.1-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.
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
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SERIAL ATA Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant
with SATA 1.0 specification. With speed of up to
3Gbps, it improves hard drive performance faster than the standard
parallel ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s. LT600-DR allows
configuring RAID on Serial ATA drives. It supports RAID 0, RAID 1,
RAID 0+1 and RAID 5.
gigabit lan The two Realtek PCI Express Gigabit LAN controllers support up to 1Gbps data transmission.
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
ports. USB 1.1 supports 12Mb/second bandwidth
while USB 2.0 suppor ts 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
PCI Express is a high bandwidth I/O infrastructure that possesses the ability to scale
speeds by forming multiple lanes. The system board currently supports the physical layer of x16 lane widths. The x16 PCI Express
lane supports transfer rate of 4 Gigabytes per second.
pci express
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:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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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 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
wake-on-PS/2
This function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on the sys-
tem.
Important:
The 5V_standby 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 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥ 1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the
5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥2A.
rtc timer
and time.
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The RTC installed on the system board allows your
system to automatically power-on on the set date
Introduction
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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 suppor t OS Direct Power Management. Currently, only Windows® 2000/XP supports the ACPI function. ACPI when enabled in
the Power Management Setup will allow you to use the Suspend to
RAM function.
ACPI 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® 2000/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 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
System Board Layout
The LT600-DR board (shown above) uses the ICH7R southbridge. On
a LT600-D board, it uses the ICH7 southbridge.
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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.
System Memory
DDR2-1
DDR2-2
DDR2-3
DDR2-4
The four DDR2 DIMM sockets on the system board are divided into
2 channels:
Channel A - DDR2-1 and DDR2-2
Channel B - DDR2-3 and DDR2-4
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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 DIM Module
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not
resemble the actual board. These illustrations are for reference
only.
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to
it has been powered down.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Locate the DDR2 socket on the system board.
4. Push the “ejector tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to
the side.
Ejector
tab
Ejector
tab
DDR2 sockets
5. Note how the module is keyed to the socket.
Notch
Key
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6. Grasping the module by its edges, position the module above
the socket with the “notch” in the module aligned with the “key”
on the socket. The keying mechanism ensures the module can be
plugged into the socket in only one way.
7. Seat the module vertically, pressing it down firmly until it is completely seated in the socket.
8. The ejector tabs at the ends of the socket will automatically
snap into the locked position to hold the module in place.
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CPU
Overview
The system board is equipped with a surface mount LGA 775
socket. This socket is exclusively designed for installing a LGA 775
packaged Intel CPU.
Important:
1. Before you proceed, make sure (1) the LGA775
socket comes with a protective cap, (2) the cap
is not damaged and (3) the socket’s contact pins
are not bent. If the cap is missing or the cap
and/or contact pins are damaged, contact your
dealer immediately
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.
Important:
The CPU socket must
not come in contact with
anything other than the
CPU. Avoid unnecessary
exposure. Remove the
protective cap only when
you are about to install
the CPU.
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4. The CPU socket comes Cover
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.
5. Lift the protective cap
from the location
pointed below to detach
the cap from the cover.
Lever
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.
Lever
lifted
Tab
7. Now lift the cover.
Cover
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Protective cap
Hardware Installation
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8. Position the CPU above
the socket. The gold
mark on the CPU must
align with pin 1 of the
CPU socket.
Important:
Handle the CPU by its
edges and avoid touching the pins.
Pin 1 of
the socket
Gold mark
9. Insert the CPU into the
socket until it is seated
in place. The CPU will fit
in only one orientation
and can easily be inserted without exerting
any force.
Important:
Do not force the CPU
into the socket. Forcing
the CPU into the socket
may bend the pins and
damage the CPU.
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10. Once the CPU is in
place, move the cover
down.
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.
Cover
Lever
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.
Groove
2
Mounting hole
Mounting hole
Fan
Heat sink
Stud
Note:
You will not be able to secure the fan and heat sink assembly in place
if the groove is facing outward.
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
1
2
3
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
1
JP5
2
X
3
2-3 On:
Clear CMOS Data
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the supervisor or user password.
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in the
ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the ROM BIOS, please follow
the steps below.
1. Power-off the system and unplug the power cord.
2. Set JP5 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP5
back to its default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Now plug the power cord then power-on the system.
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PS/2 Power Select
JP1
X
1
1
2
2
3
3
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
2-3 On:
5V_standby
JP1 is used to select the power of the PS/2 keyboard/mouse port.
Selecting 5V_standby will allow you to use the PS/2 keyboard or
PS/2 mouse to wake up the system.
BIOS Setting
Configure the PS/2 keyboard/mouse wake up function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS.
Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
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USB Power Select
USB 0-3
(JP3)
X
1
1
2
2
3
3
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
1
2 3
2-3 On:
5V_standby
1
2 3
USB 4-7
(JP2)
X 1-2
On: 5V
(default)
2-3 On:
5V_standby
JP2 and JP3 are used to select the power of the USB ports. Selecting 5V_standby 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
JP6
X
3
3
2
2
1
1
1-2 On:
Power-on via
power button
(default)
2-3 On:
Power-on via
AC power
JP6 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
JP6 pins 2 and 3 to On. If you want to use the power button, set
pins 1 and 2 to On.
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Rear Panel I/O Ports
PS/2
Mouse
LAN 1 LAN 2
Parallel
Mic-in
Line-in
Line-out
PS/2 K/B COM 1
VGA
USB 0-1 USB 2-3
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 ports
Mic-in jack
Line-in jack
Line-out jack
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PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
PS/2 Mouse
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PS/2 Keyboard
These ports are used to connect a PS/2 mouse and a PS/2 keyboard. The PS/2 mouse port uses IRQ12. If a mouse is not connected to this port, the system will reserve IRQ12 for other expansion cards.
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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: 5V_standby”. Refer to “PS/2 Power
Select” in this chapter for more information.
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• BIOS Setting:
Configure the PS/2 keyboard/mouse wake up function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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Parallel Port
Parallel
W
The parallel port is 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 Ports
W
RD
DTR
DSR
CTS
COM 1
COM 2 21
W
CD
TD
GND
RTS
RI
9
The onboard COM 1 port and the 9-pin connector for COM 2 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 additional 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 this connector. Make sure the colored stripe
on the ribbon cable is aligned with pin 1 of the connector.
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 VGA port is used for connecting a VGA monitor. Connect the
monitor’s 15-pin D-shell cable connector to the VGA port. After you
plug the monitor’s cable connector into the VGA port, gently tighten
the cable screws to hold the connector in place.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard VGA in the Advanced Chipset Features
submenu of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the graphics driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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USB Ports
USB 1
USB 3
W
USB 0
W
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
N. C.
USB 2
10
9
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
Key
2
1
W
USB 4-5
USB 6-7
USB allows data exchange between your computer and a wide
range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
The system board is equipped with four onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports.
The USB 4-5 and USB 6-7 connectors allow you to connect 4
additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The additional USB ports may be
mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to an
available slot at the rear of the system chassis then insert the connector (that is attached to the USB port cables) to a USB connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure 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: 5V_standby”. Refer to
“USB Power Select” in this chapter for more information.
• BIOS Setting:
“USB KB Wake-Up From S3” in the Power Management Setup
submenu of the BIOS must be set to Enabled. Refer to chapter
3 for more information.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for
2 USB ports, the 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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LAN Ports
LAN 1
LAN 2
W
W
The two RJ45 LAN ports allow the system board to connect to a
local area network by means of a network hub.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard LAN in the 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
Mic-in
Line-in
W
Line-out
10 9
Port2 sense-2 return
Key
Port1 sense-1 return
Presence-signal
GND
Por t2L
Front-sense
Port2R
Por t1R
Por t1L
21
Front audio
W
Rear Audio
The system board is equipped with 3 audio jacks. A jack is a onehole connecting interface for inserting a plug.
• Mic-in Jack (Pink)
This jack is used to connect an external microphone.
• Line-in Jack (Light Blue)
This jack is used to connect any audio devices such as Hi-fi set,
CD player, tape player, AM/FM radio tuner, synthesizer, etc.
• Line-out Jack (Lime)
This jack is used to connect a headphone or external speakers.
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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
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 Internal Audio Connector
4
Right audio channel
Ground
Ground
Left audio channel
W
1
The CD-in connector is used to receive audio from a CD-ROM
drive, TV tuner or MPEG card.
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S/PDIF-out Connector
N. C.
GND
SPDIF out
Key
+5V
5
1W
The S/PDIF-out connector is used to connect an external S/PDIF-out
port. Your S/PDIF port may be mounted on a card-edge bracket.
Install the card-edge bracket to an available slot at the rear of the
system chassis then connect the audio cable connector to this connector. Make sure pin 1 of the audio cable connector is aligned with
pin 1 of the connector.
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DIO Connector
19
X
2
1
The DIO (Digital I/O) connector provides powering-on function of
an external device that is connected to this connector.
Digital I/O Connector
Pins
Function
Pins
1
GND
2
+12V
3
DIO7
4
+12V
5
DIO6
6
GND
7
DIO5
8
VCC
9
DIO4
10
VCC
11
DIO3
12
GND
13
DIO2
14
5VSB
15
DIO1
16
5VSB
17
DIO0
18
GND
19
GND
Function
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Floppy Disk Drive Connector
1
2
X
33
34
The floppy disk drive connector supports a standard floppy disk
drive. 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 on the system board and the other end-most
connector to the floppy drive. The colored edge of the daisy chained
ribbon cable should be aligned with pin 1 of the connector.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable this function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Super IO Device” field) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more
information.
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Serial ATA Connectors
GND
TXP
TXN
GND
RXN
RXP
GND
SATA 3
SATA 2
SATA 1
7
1
SATA 0
•
•
SATA speed up to 3Gb/s
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and RAID 5 (LT600-DR only)
Connecting Serial ATA Cables
Connect one end of the Serial ATA cable to a Serial ATA connector
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.
Configuring RAID (LT600-DR only)
The system board allows configuring RAID on Serial ATA drives.
Refer to chapter 5 for steps in configuring RAID.
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IDE Disk Drive Connectors
X
The 90o shrouded PCI IDE header will interface two Enhanced IDE
(Integrated Drive Electronics) disk drives. 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.
Connecting the IDE Disk Drive Cable
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.
Install one end of the IDE cable into the IDE header on the system
board and the other connectors to the IDE devices.
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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 and 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
IRTX
Ground
IRRX
N. C.
VCC
5
W
1
Connect the cable connector from your IrDA module to the IrDA
connector.
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 IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system
to use the IrDA function. Refer to your operating system’s manual or
documentation for more information.
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Cooling Fan Connectors
Sense
Speed
Control
Ground
X Power
1
4
CPU fan
Power
Ground Sense
X
1
3
2nd fan
3
1
X Sense
Ground
Power
System fan
Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector
on the system board. The 2nd fan and system fan 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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Chassis Open Connector
X Chassis
signal
Ground
2
1
The system board supports the chassis intrusion detection function.
Connect the chassis intrusion sensor cable from the chassis to the
chassis open connector. Whenever a chassis component has been
removed, the sensor sends signal to the connector alerting you of a
chassis intrusion event.
Hardware Monitor for Windows
Install the “Hardware Monitor for Windows” utility. By default, the
chassis intrusion detection function is disabled. When enabled, a
warning message will appear when the chassis is open. The utility can
also be configured so that a beeping alarm will sound when the
chassis is open. Refer to the “Hardware Monitor for Windows” section in chapter 4 for more information.
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Power Connectors
2 1
X Ground
Ground
+12V
+12V
4 3
12 24
GND
+5VDC
+5VDC
+5VDC
N. C.
GND
GND
GND
PS_ON#
GND
-12VDC
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
+12VDC
X +12VDC
+5VSB
PWR_OK
GND
+5VDC
GND
+5VDC
GND
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
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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 their corresponding connectors.
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 250 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 300 Watt (or
greater) power supply.
Important:
Insufficient power supplied to the system may result in instability or the add-in boards and peripherals not functioning properly. Calculating the system’s approximate power usage is important to ensure that the power supply meets the system’s
consumption requirements.
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Front Panel Connectors
2 01 9
SPEAKER
RESET
ATX-SW
HD-LED
X PWR-LED
21
HD-LED: Primary/Secondary IDE LED and SATA HDD LED
This LED will light when the IDE and/or SATA hard drive is being
accessed.
RESET: Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the
system thus prolonging the life of the power supply or system.
SPEAKER: Speaker Connector
This connects to the speaker installed in the system chassis.
ATX-SW: ATX Power Switch
Depending on the setting in the BIOS setup, this switch is a “dual
function power button” that will allow your system to enter the SoftOff or Suspend mode. Refer to “Soft-Off By PWR-BTTN” in the
Power Management Setup (Chapter 3).
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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) or S3 (STR - Suspend To
RAM) state, it will blink every second.
Note:
If a system did not boot-up and the Power/Standby LED did
not light after it was powered-on, it may indicate that the CPU
or memor y module was not installed properly. Please make
sure they are properly inserted into their corresponding socket.
Pin
Pin Assignment
HD-LED
(SATA/Primary/Secondary IDE LED)
3
5
HDD LED Power
HDD
Reserved
14
16
N. C.
N. C.
ATX-SW
(ATX power switch)
8
10
PWRBT+
PWRBT-
Reserved
18
20
N. C.
N. C.
RESET
(Reset switch)
7
9
Ground
H/W Reset
SPEAKER
(Speaker connector)
13
15
17
19
Speaker Data
N. C.
Ground
Speaker Power
PWR-LED
(Power/Standby LED)
2
4
6
LED Power (+)
LED Power (+)
LED Power (-) or Standby Signal
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LED
Standby
Power LED
Standby Power LED
This LED will light when the system is in the standby mode.
.
.
. . .
.
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.
.
Warning:
When the Standby Power LED lit red, it indicates that power is
present on the PCI slots. Power-off the PC then unplug the
power cord prior to installing any add-in cards. Failure to do so
will cause severe damage to the motherboard and components.
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PCI Express Slot
PCIE x16 slot
PCI Express x16
Install PCI Express x16 graphics card, that comply to the PCI Express specifications, into the PCI Express x16 slot. To install a graphics card into the x16 slot, align the graphics card above the slot then
press it down firmly until it is completely seated in the slot. The
retaining clip of the slot will automatically hold the graphics card in
place.
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Battery
The lithium ion battery powers the real-time clock and CMOS
memory. It is an auxiliary source of power when the main power is
shut off.
Safety Measures
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by
the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
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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.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
X
Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password
X
Power Management Setup
Save & Exit Setup
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
Exit Without Saving
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
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Standard CMOS Features
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Standard CMOS Features” then
press <Enter>. A screen similar to the one below will appear.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
X
X
X
X
Date <mm:dd:yy>
Time <hh:mm:ss>
Tue, Nov 20 2007
9 : 3 : 54
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
None
None
None
None
Channel 0 Master
Channel 0 Slave
Channel 1 Master
Channel 1 Slave
Drive A
1.44M, 3.5 in .
Video
Halt On
EGA/VGA
All Errors
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
1039368K
1040384K
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
X
Change the day, month,
year and century
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays
a day, from Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from
January to December. Date displays the date, from 1 to 31. Year
displays the year, from 1999 to 2099.
Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based
on the 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
To configure the IDE drives, move the cursor to a field then press
<Enter>. The following screen will appear.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press Enter
IDE Channel 0 Master
Access Mode
Auto
Auto
Capacity
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Menu Level
0MB
0
0
0
0
0
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
Item Help
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
XX
To auto-detect the
HDD’s size, head... on
this channel
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
IDE HDD 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
If you select ”Auto”, the BIOS will auto-detect the HDD & CDROM drive at the POST stage and show the IDE for the HDD &
CD-ROM drive. If a hard disk has not been installed, select “None”.
Access Mode
For hard drives larger than 528MB, you would typically select the
LBA type. Certain operating systems require that you select CHS or
Large. Please check your operating system’s manual or Help desk on
which one to select.
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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
This field identifies the type of floppy disk drive 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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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.
X
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Press Enter
Press Enter
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Floppy
CDROM
LS120
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
On
Fast
Disabled
6
250
Setup
Enabled
1.4
Non-OS2
No
Disabled
Item Help
Menu Level
X
Select Removable Boot
Device Priority
X
CPU Feature
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Virus Warning
CPU L1 & L2 Cache
CPU L3 Cache
Quick Power On Self Test
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Swap Floppy Drive
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up Numlock Status
Gate A20 Option
Typematic Rate Setting
x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
x Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
APIC Mode
MPS Version Control For OS
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
Report No FDD For Win 95
Small Logo(EPA) Show
X
X
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced BIOS Features
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
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
This field is used to configure the CPU that is installed on the system board. Move the cursor to this field then press <Enter>.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
CPU Feature
PPM Mode
Limit CPUID MaxVal
C1E Function
Execute Disable Bit
Virtualization Technology
Core Multi-Processing
Native Mode
Disabled
Auto
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
PPM Mode
The options are Native Mode and SMM Mode.
Limit CPUID MaxVal
The CPUID instruction of some newer CPUs will return a value
greater than 3. Problems will occur only in certain operating systems.
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 tihs
problem, enable this field to limit the return value to 3 or lesser than
3.
C1E Function
The options are Auto and Disabled.
Execute Disable Bit
When this field is set to Disabled, it will force the XD feature flag to
always return to 0.
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Virtualization Technology
When this field is set to Enabled, the VMM can utilize the additional
hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology.
Core Multi-Processing
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Hard Disk Boot Priority
1. Bootable Add-in Cards
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
Use <↑> or <↓> to
select a device, then
press <+> to move it up,
or <-> to move it down
the list. Press <ESC> to
exit this menu.
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
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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. Also, disable this field if you are installing or running certain
operating systems like Windows® 95/98/2000 or the operating system may not install nor work.
CPU L1 and L2 Cache
This field is used to speed up the memory access. Enable the external cache for better performance.
CPU L3 Cache
This field is used to enable or disable the CPU’s L3 cache.
Quick Power On Self Test
This field speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) after you power on
the system. When Enabled, the BIOS will shorten or skip some check
items during POST.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Security Option
This field determines when the system will prompt for the password
- everytime the system boots or only when you enter the BIOS
setup. Set the password in the Set Supervisor/User Password
submenu.
System The system will not boot and access to Setup will be
denied unless the correct password is entered at the
prompt.
Setup The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied
unless the correct password is entered at the prompt.
APIC Mode
Leave this field in its default setting.
MPS Version Control for OS
This field is used to select the MPS version used by the system.
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OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
This field allows you to access the memory that is over 64MB in
OS/2. The options are: Non-OS2 and OS2.
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
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Advanced Chipset Features
x
x
x
x
x
X
DRAM Timing Selectable
CAS Latency Time
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
DRAM RAS# Precharge
Precharge Delay <tRAS>
System Memory Frequency
SLP_S4# Assertion Width
System BIOS Cacheable
Video BIOS Cacheable
Memory Hole At 15M-16M
PCI Express Root Port Func
By SPD
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
4 to 5 Sec.
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Press Enter
** VGA Setting **
PEG/Onchip VGA Control
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size
DVMT Mode
DVMT/FIXED Memory Size
Boot Display
Auto
8MB
DVMT
128MB
Auto
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
This section gives you functions to configure the system based on
the specific features of the chipset. The chipset manages bus speeds
and access to system memory resources. These items should not
be altered unless necessary. The default settings have been chosen
because they provide the best operating conditions for your system.
The only time you might consider making any changes would be if
you discovered some incompatibility or that data was being lost
while using your system.
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 memory 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 “Precharge Delay” fields will show the
default settings by SPD.
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Manual
3
If you want better performance for your system
other than the one “by SPD”, select “Manual” then
select the best option in the “CAS Latency Time”
to “Precharge Delay” fields.
CAS Latency Time
This field is used to select the local memory clock periods.
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 and 4 to15.
System Memory Frequency
This field is used to select the frequency of the system memory.
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 15-16MB memory range is allocated to the hidden ISA address
range instead of the actual system DRAM. When disabled, the CPU
assumes the 15-16MB address range actually contains DRAM
memory. If more than 16MB of system memory is installed, this field
must be disabled to provide contiguous system memory.
PCI Express Root Port Func
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PCI Express Root Port Func
PCI-E Compliancy Mode
v1.0a
Item Help
Menu Level
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
XX
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
PCI-E Compliancy Mode
This field is used to select the mode for the PCI Express add-in
card.
PEG/OnChip VGA Control
This field is used to select the graphics controller that will serve as
the primary boot device. The options are Auto, Onchip VGA and
PEG Port.
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.
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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.
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Integrated Peripherals
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Integrated Peripherals
X
X
X
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
OnChip IDE Device
Onboard Device
Super IO Device
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
X
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
OnChip IDE Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
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OnChip IDE Device
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
IDE HDD Block Mode
IDE DMA Transfer Access
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
IDE Primary Master PIO
IDE Primary Slave PIO
IDE Primary Master UDMA
IDE Primary Slave UDMA
On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
IDE Secondary Master PIO
IDE Secondary Slave PIO
IDE Secondary Master UDMA
IDE Secondary Slave UDMA
*** On-Chip Serial ATA Setting
x SATA Mode
On-Chip Serial ATA
x SATA Port Speed Settings
x PATA IDE Mode
SATA Port
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
If your IDE hard drive
supports block mode
Select Enabled for
automatic detection of
the optimal number of
block read/writes per
sector the drive can
support
***
IDE
Auto
Disabled
Primary
P1, P3 is Secondary
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
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IDE HDD Block Mode
Enabled
The IDE HDD uses the block mode. The system BIOS
will check the hard disk drive for the maximum block
size the system can transfer. The block size will depend
on the type of hard disk drive.
Disabled The IDE HDD uses the standard mode.
IDE DMA Transfer Access
This field is used to enable or disable the DMA transfer function of
an IDE hard drive.
On-Chip Primary/Secondary PCI IDE
This field is used to enable or disable the primary IDE controller. The
default is Enabled. 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
The BIOS will automatically detect the settings for
you.
The BIOS will not detect these categories.
Disabled
SATA Mode
IDE
RAID
AHCI
This option configures the Serial ATA drives in IDE
mode.
This option enables the RAID function for Serial ATA
drives.
This option configures the Serial ATA drives in AHCI
mode.
On-Chip Serial ATA
Disabled
Auto
Combined Mode
Enhanced Mode
SATA Only
Disables the onboard SATA.
The system will detect the existing SATA and
IDE drives then automatically set them to the
available master/slave mode.
This option allows you to use both IDE and
SATA drives; allowing a maximum of 4 drives.
This option allows you to use both IDE and
SATA drives; allowing a maximum of 6 drives.
This option automatically sets the SATA
drives to Primary Master and Secondary
Master modes. Since both drives are in master mode, you cannot set the IDE drives to
Master mode.
SATA Port Speed Settings
Force GEN I
Force GEN II
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SATA will run at 1.5Gb/s which is the first
generation SATA speed.
SATA will run at 3Gb/s which is the second
generation SATA speed.
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PATA IDE Mode and SATA Port
The PATA IDE field is used to select the function mode for the IDE
connector and its relation to the SATA ports.
Primary
Secondary
IDE serves as Primary Master and Primary
Slave channel. SATA 1 and SATA 3 serve as
Secondary Master and Secondary Slave channel.
IDE serves as Secondary Master and Secondary Slave channel. SATA 0 and SATA 2 serve
as Primary Master and Primary Slave channel.
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Onboard Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
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Onboard Device
PCI Express GIGA LAN 1
PCI Express GIGA LAN 2
Onboard Lan Boot ROM
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Controller
USB Keyboard Support
USB Mouse Support
Azalia Audio Select
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Auto
Auto
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
PCI Express GIGA LAN 1 and PCI Express GIGA LAN 2
These fields are used to enable or disable the onboard LAN 1 and
onboard LAN 2.
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Enable this field if you wish to use the boot ROM (instead of a disk
drive) to boot-up the system and access the local area network
directly.
If you wish to change the boot ROM’s settings, type the <Shift> and
<F10> keys simultaneously when prompted during boot-up. Take
note: you will be able to access the boot ROM’s program (by typing
<Shift> + <F10>) only when this field is enabled.
USB Controller
This field is used to enable or disable the USB ports.
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USB 2.0 Controller
If you are using USB 2.0, this field must be set to Enabled.
USB Keyboard Support
Due to the limited space of the BIOS ROM, the support for legacy
USB keyboard (in DOS mode) is by default set to Disabled. With
more BIOS ROM space available, it will be able to support more
advanced features as well as provide compatibility to a wide variety
of peripheral devices.
If a PS/2 keyboard is not available and you need to use a USB
keyboard to install Windows (installation is performed in DOS
mode) or run any program under DOS, set this field to Enabled.
USB Mouse Support
Due to the limited space of the BIOS ROM, the support for legacy
USB mouse (in DOS mode) is by default set to Disabled. With
more BIOS ROM space available, it will be able to support more
advanced features as well as provide compatibility to a wide variety
of peripheral devices.
If a PS/2 mouse is not available and you need to use a USB mouse
to install Windows (installation is performed in DOS mode) or run
any program under DOS, set this field to Enabled.
Azalia Audio Select
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard audio.
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Super IO Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
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Super IO Device
x
x
x
x
x
x
KBC Input Clock
Power On Function
KB Power On Password
Hot Key Power ON
Onboard FDC Controller
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
UART Mode Select
RxD, TxD Active
IR Transmission Delay
UR2 Duplex Mode
Use IR Pins
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Mode Select
ECP Mode Use DMA
PWRON After PWR-Fail
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
8 MHz
BUTTON ONLY
Enter
Ctrl-F1
Enabled
3F8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3
Normal
Hi, Lo
Enabled
Half
IR-Rx2Tx2
378/IRQ7
SPP
EPP1.7
3
Off
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
KBC Input Clock
This is used to select the input clock of your keyboard.
Power On Function
This field allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to
power-on the system.
Button only
Default setting. Uses the power button to power
on the system.
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 Left When this option is selected, double-click the left
button of the mouse to power-on the system.
Mouse Right When this option is selected, double-click the right
button of the mouse to power-on the system.
Any Key
Press any key to power-on the system.
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Keyboard 98 When this option is selected, press the “wake up”
key of the Windows® 98 compatible keyboard to
power-on the system.
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
Disabled
Enables the onboard floppy disk controller.
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.
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RxD, TxD Active
The options are Hi, Lo; Lo, Hi; Lo, Lo; and Hi, Hi.
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.
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EPP Mode Select
This field is used to select the EPP mode.
ECP Mode Use DMA
This field is used to select a DMA channel for the parallel por t. The
options are 1 and 3. Default setting: 3.
PWRON After PWR-Fail
Off
On
Former-Sts
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.
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will automatically power-on.
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.
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Power Management Setup
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Menu Level
X
X
** Reload Global Timer Events **
Primary IDE 0
Primary IDE 1
Secondary IDE 0
Secondary IDE 1
FDD, COM, LPT Port
PCI PIRQ[A-D]#
Item Help
X
Enabled
S3(STR)
Auto
User Define
DPMS
Yes
Stop Grant
3
Disabled
Instant-Off
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
0
0:0:0
ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
Power Management
Video Off Method
Video Off In Suspend
Suspend Type
MODEM Use IRQ
Suspend Mode
Soft-Off By PWR-BTTN
Wake-Up by PCI Card
Power On by Ring
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
Resume By Alarm
x Date(of Month) Alarm
x Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The screen above list all the fields available in the Power Management Setup
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.
ACPI Function
This function should be enabled only in operating systems that support ACPI. 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)
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Enables the Power On Suspend function.
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
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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)”. When this feature
is disabled, the system resume time is shortened but system will
need an AGP driver to initialize the VGA card. Therefore, if the AGP
driver of the card does not support the initialization feature, the
display may work abnormally or not function after resuming from S3.
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” field is activated.
Min Saving
Max Saving
User Define
Minimum power saving time for Suspend mode = 1
hr.
Maximum power saving time for Suspend mode =
1 min.
Allows you to set the power saving time in the
“Suspend Mode” field.
Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
V/H SYNC + Blank This will cause the system to turn off the vertical and horizontal synchronization ports and
write blanks to the video buffer.
Blank Screen This only writes blanks to the video buffer.
DPMS Support Initializes display power management signaling. Select this 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.
Suspend Type
The options are Stop Grant and PwrOn Suspend.
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MODEM Use IRQ
This field is used to set an IRQ channel for the modem installed in
your system.
Suspend Mode
When the system enters the Suspend mode, the CPU and onboard
peripherals will be shut off.
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.
Wake-Up By PCI Card
Enabled
Disabled
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.
The system will not wake up despite access to the PCI
card.
Power On By Ring
When this field is set to Enabled, the system will power-on to respond
to calls coming from a modem.
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USB KB Wake-Up From S3
This field, when enabled, allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB
mouse to wake up a system that is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To
RAM) state. This can be configured only if the “ACPI Suspend Type”
field is set to “S3(STR)”.
Resume By Alarm
Enabled
When Enabled, you can set the date and time you
would like the Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC to
power-on in the “Date (of Month) Alarm” and “Time
(hh:mm:ss) Alarm” fields. However, if the system is being
accessed by incoming calls or the network (Resume On
Ring/LAN) prior to the date and time set in these
fields, the system will give priority to the incoming calls
or network.
Disabled Disables the automatic power-on function. (default)
Date (of Month) Alarm
0
1-31
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.
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.
Reload Global Timer Events
When enabled, access to the specified field (Primary IDE 0/1, Secondary IDE 0/1, FDD/COM/LPT Port or PCI PIRQ[A-D]#) will
cause the system to wake up completely from the power management mode. When disabled, the system will not wake up from the
power management mode despite access to the specified field.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
This section shows how to configure the PCI bus system. It covers
some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that only
experienced users should make any changes to the default settings.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
Init Display First
Reset Configuration Data
Resources Controlled By
x IRQ Resources
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
INT Pin 1 Assignment
INT Pin 2 Assignment
INT Pin 3 Assignment
INT Pin 4 Assignment
INT Pin 5 Assignment
INT Pin 6 Assignment
INT Pin 7 Assignment
INT Pin 8 Assignment
** PCI Express Relative Items **
Maximum Payload Size
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
PCI Slot
Disabled
Item Help
Menu Level
X
Auto(ESCD)
Press Enter
Disabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
128
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Init Display First
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
Disabled
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The BIOS will reset the Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) once automatically. It will then
recreate a new set of configuration data.
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(ESCD) The system will automatically detect the settings for
you.
Manual
Choose the specific IRQ resources in the “IRQ Resources” field.
IRQ Resources
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. Set each system
interrupt to either PCI Device or Reserved.
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IRQ Resources
IRQ-3
IRQ-4
IRQ-5
IRQ-7
IRQ-9
IRQ-10
IRQ-11
IRQ-12
IRQ-14
IRQ-15
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
Legacy ISA for devices
compliant with the
original PC AT bus
specification. PCI/ISA
PnP for devices
compliant with the Plug
and Play standard
whether designed for
PCI or ISA bus
architecture.
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This field determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can
work with PCI/VGA or not. The default value is Disabled.
Enabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA.
Disabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards does not work with PCI/
VGA.
INT Pin 1 Assignment to INT Pin 8 Assignment
By default, a device is automatically assigned to each INT. You can
also manually assign an INT for each device.
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Maximum Payload Size
This field is used to select the maximum TLP payload size of the PCI
Express devices. The unit is byte.
PC Health Status
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Disabled
24oC / 75oF
24oC / 75oF
32oC / 89oF
0 RPM
2986 RPM
0 RPM
1. 28V
4.90V
1.52V
1.84V
12.09V
3.31V
3.10V
3.31V
35oC/95 oF
3
35oC/95 oF
3
35oC/95 oF
3
Item Help
Menu Level
X
X
Shutdown Temperature
Current System Temp
Current CPU Temperature
Current AUX Temperature
SYSTEM Fan Speed
CPU Fan Speed
2nd Fan Speed
CPU Voltage
+5V
PCI Express Voltage
DDRII Voltage
+12V
+3.3V
VBAT (V)
3VSB (V)
SYS Smart FAN Temperature
SYSTEM FAN Tolerance Value
CPU Smart FAN Temperature
CPU FAN Tolerance Value
2nd Smart FAN Temperature
2nd FAN Tolerance Value
X
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PC Health Status
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The screen above list all the fields available in the PC Health Status 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.
Shutdown Temperature
You can prevent the system from overheating by selecting a temperature at which the system will shutdown. If the system detected
that its temperature exceeded the one set in this field, it will automatically shutdown.
Current System Temp to 2nd Fan Speed
These fields will show the internal temperature of the system, current
temperature of the CPU/AUX, and the current fan speed of the cooling fans in RPM (Revolutions Per Minute).
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CPU Voltage to 3VSB (V)
These fields will show the output voltage of the power supply.
Note:
The onboard hardware monitor function is capable of detecting
the system’s 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 for Windows
utility. This utility is included in the CD that came with the system board. Refer to the Hardware Monitor for Windows section
in chapter 4 for more information.
SYS Smart FAN Temperature
This field is used to select the temperature at which the system fan
runs at full speed. The temperature will vary within the range of the
tolerance value selected in the field below.
SYSTEM FAN Tolerance Value
This field is used to select the tolerance value of the system’s temperature. The options are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. If you selected 3, it allows
the temperature to run 3 degrees higher or lower. The system fan
will smartly adjust it’s speed in accordance to the temperature.
CPU Smart FAN Temperature
This field is used to select the temperature at which the CPU fan
runs at full speed. The temperature will vary within the range of the
tolerance value selected in the field below.
CPU FAN Tolerance Value
This field is used to select the tolerance value of the CPU’s temperature. The options are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. If you selected 3, it allows the
temperature to run 3 degrees higher or lower. The CPU fan will
smartly adjust it’s speed in accordance to the temperature.
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2nd Smart FAN Temperature
This field is used to select the temperature at which the 2nd fan
runs at full speed. The temperature will vary within the range of the
tolerance value selected in the field below.
2nd FAN Tolerance Value
This field is used to select the tolerance value of the system’s temperature. The options are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. If you selected 3, it allows
the temperature to run 3 degrees higher or lower. The 2nd fan will
smartly adjust it’s speed in accordance to the temperature.
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Load Fail-Safe Defaults
The “Load Fail-Safe Defaults” option loads the troubleshooting default values permanently stored in the ROM chips. These settings are
not optimal and turn off all high performance features. You should
use these values only if you have hardware problems. Highlight this
option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password
X
Power Management Setup
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Save & Exit Setup
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)?
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
If you want to proceed, type <Y> and press <Enter>. The default
settings will be loaded.
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Load Optimized Defaults
The “Load Optimized Defaults” option loads optimized settings from
the BIOS ROM. Use the default values as standard values for your
system. Highlight this option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password
X
Power Management Setup
Save & Exit Setup
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)?
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Load Optimized Defaults
Type <Y> and press <Enter> to load the Setup default values.
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Set Supervisor Password
If you want to protect your system and setup from unauthorized
entry, set a supervisor’s password with the “System” option selected
in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want to protect access to
setup only, but not your system, set a supervisor’s password with the
“Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. You will not
be prompted for a password when you cold boot the system.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and
press <Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password
X
Power Management Setup
Save & Exit Setup
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
X
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Change/Set/Disable Password
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the password function, highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and press <Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key to
return to the main menu.
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Set User Password
If you want another user to have access only to your system but
not to setup, set a user’s password with the “System” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want a user to enter a
password when trying to access setup, set a user’s password with
the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features.
Using user’s password to enter Setup allows a user to access only
“Set User Password” that appears in the main menu screen. Access
to all other options is denied.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set User Password” and press
<Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password
X
Power Management Setup
Save & Exit Setup
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
X
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Change/Set/Disable Password
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the password function, highlight “Set User Password” and press <Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key to return
to the main menu.
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Save & Exit Setup
When all the changes have been made, highlight “Save & Exit Setup”
and press <Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password
X
Power Management Setup
Save & Exit Setup
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
SAVE to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)?
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Save Data to CMOS
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The modifications you have made will
be written into the CMOS memory, and the system will reboot. You
will once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make additional changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <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>.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
X
Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password
X
Power Management Setup
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Save & Exit Setup
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)?Exit
N Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Abandon All Data
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The system will reboot and you will
once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make any changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc> simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
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Intel RAID BIOS (LT600-DR only)
The Intel ICH7R chip allows configuring RAID on Serial ATA drives. It
supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and RAID 5.
When the system powers-up and all drives have been detected, the
Intel BIOS status message screen will appear. Press the <Ctrl> and
<I> keys simultaneously to enter the utility. The utility allows you to
build a RAID system on Serial ATA drives.
Important:
Before creating RAID, make sure you have installed the Serial
ATA drives and connected the data cables otherwise you won’t
be able to enter the RAID BIOS utility.
Refer to chapter 5 for steps in configuring RAID.
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Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash
utility, AWDFLASH.EXE. Please contact technical support or your
sales representative for the files.
1. Save the new BIOS file along with the flash utility
AWDFLASH.EXE to a floppy disk.
2. Reboot the system and enter the Award BIOS Setup Utility to
set the first boot drive to “Floppy”.
3. Save the setting and reboot the system.
4. After the system booted from the floppy disk, execute the flash
utility by typing AWDFLASH.EXE. The following screen will appear.
Award BIOS Flash Utility V.8.15B
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
(The current BIOS information will appear in this area.)
File Name to Program :
5. Type the new BIOS file name onto the gray area that is next to
“File Name to Program” then press <Enter>.
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6. The following will appear.
Do You Want to Save BIOS (Y/N)
This question refers to the current existing BIOS in your system.
We recommend that you save the current BIOS and its flash
utility; just in case you need to reinstall the BIOS. To save the
current BIOS, press <Y> then enter the file name of the current
BIOS. Otherwise, press <N>.
7. The following will then appear.
Press “Y” to Program or “N” to Exit
8. Press <Y> to flash the new BIOS.
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Chapter 4 - Supported Software
Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities
and software applications required to enhance the performance of
the system board.
Inser t the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen
(Mainboard Utility CD) will appear. If after inserting the CD,
"Autorun" did not automatically star t (which is, the Mainboard Utility
CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root directory
of the CD and double-click "Setup".
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Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility is used for updating
Windows® INF files so that the Intel chipset can be recognized and
configured properly in the system.
To install the utility, click “Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility” on the
main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to
install the utility. Click
Next.
2. Read
the
license
agreement then click Yes.
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3. Go through the readme
document for more
installation tips then click
Next.
4. After all setup operations
are done, click Next.
5. Click Finish to exit setup.
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver
To install, click “Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver” on the main menu.
1. Click “I accept the
agreement” then click
Next.
2. You are now ready to
install DirectX. Click
Next.
3. Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to
take effect.
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Intel Graphics Drivers
To install the driver, click “Intel Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to
install the graphics driver.
Click Next.
2. Read
the
license
agreement then click Yes.
3. Go through the readme
document for more
installation tips then click
Next.
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4. Setup is currently installing
the
dr iver.
After
installation has completed,
click Next.
5. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t this computer
now.” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installlation to take effect.
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Audio Drivers
To install the driver, click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu.
1. The installation wizard will
extract the files needed
to install HD audio. After
all files have been
extracted, click Next.
2. Setup is preparing to
install the driver.
3. Setup is now ready to
install the driver. Click
Next.
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4. Setup is configuring your
new software installation.
5. Follow the prompts on
the screen to complete
installation.
6. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t my computer
now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
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LAN Drivers
To install the driver, click “LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
1. The installation wizard will
extract the files needed
to install the driver.
2. You are now ready to
install the driver. Click
Install.
3. Setup is currently installing
the driver.
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4. After completing installation, click Finish to exit
setup.
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Hardware Doctor for Windows
The system board comes with the Hardware Doctor for Windows utility.
This utility is capable of monitoring the system’s temperature, fan speed,
voltage, etc. and allows you to manually set a range (Highest and Lowest
Limit) to the items being monitored. If the settings/values are over or
under the set range, a warning message will pop-up. The utility can also be
configured so that a beeping alarm will sound whenever an error occurs.
We recommend that you use the “Default Setting” which is the ideal setting that would keep the system in good working condition.
To install, click “Hardware Doctor for Windows” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to
install the utility. Click
Next.
2. Click Next to install or
click Browse to select
another folder.
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3. Click Next to add the
program icon to the
Program Folder.
4. Hardware Doctor is
configuring the new
software installation.
5. Follow the prompts on
the screen to complete
the installation then click
Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the driver to take
effect.
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USB 2.0 Drivers
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. The drivers for Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition are also
included in the CD however “Autorun” is not supported for this
operating system. Therefore you must manually install the drivers
from the respective folders of each driver.
3. All steps or procedures to install software drivers are subject to
change without notice as the softwares are occassionally updated.
Please contact technical support or your sales representative for
the latest version of the drivers or software applications.
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Chapter 5 - RAID (LT600-DR only)
The Intel ICH7R chip allows configuring RAID on Serial ATA drives. It
supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and RAID 5.
RAID Levels
RAID 0 (Striped Disk Array without Fault Tolerance)
RAID 0 uses two new identical hard disk drives to read and write
data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Data is divided into stripes and
each stripe is written alternately between two disk drives. This
improves the I/O performance of the drives at different channel;
however it is not fault tolerant. A failed disk will result in data loss in
the disk array.
RAID 1 (Mirroring Disk Array with Fault Tolerance)
RAID 1 copies and maintains an identical image of the data from
one drive to the other drive. If a drive fails to function, the disk array
management software directs all applications to the other drive since
it contains a complete copy of the drive’s data. This enhances data
protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or an existing drive and a new drive but the size of
the new drive must be the same or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 0+1 (Striping and Mirroring)
RAID 0+1 is a combination of data striping and data mirroring
providing the benefits of both RAID 0 and RAID 1. Use four new
drives or an existing drive and three new drives for this configuration.
RAID 5
RAID 5 stripes data and parity information across hard drives. It is
fault tolerant and provides better hard drive performance and more
storage capacity.
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Settings
To enable the RAID function, the following settings are required.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Connect the Serial ATA drives.
Configure Serial ATA in the Award BIOS.
Configure RAID in the Intel RAID BIOS.
Install the RAID driver during OS installation.
Install the Intel Matrix Storage Manager
Step 1: Connect the Serial ATA Drives
SATA 3
SATA 2
SATA 1
SATA 0
Refer to chapter 2 for details on connecting the Serial ATA drives.
Important:
1. Make sure you have installed the Serial ATA drives and connected the data cables otherwise you won’t be able to enter the RAID BIOS utility.
2. Treat the cables with extreme caution especially while creating RAID. A damaged cable will ruin the entire installation
process and operating system. The system will not boot and
you will lost all data in the hard drives. Please give special
attention to this warning because there is no way of recovering back the data.
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Step 2: Configure Serial ATA in the Award BIOS
1. Power-on the system then press <Del> to enter the main menu
of the Award BIOS.
2. Select the Integrated Peripherals submenu - OnChip IDE Device
section of the BIOS to configure SATA.
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OnChip IDE Device
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
IDE HDD Block Mode
IDE DMA Transfer Access
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
IDE Primary Master PIO
IDE Primary Slave PIO
IDE Primary Master UDMA
IDE Primary Slave UDMA
On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
IDE Secondary Master PIO
IDE Secondary Slave PIO
IDE Secondary Master UDMA
IDE Secondary Slave UDMA
*** On-Chip Serial ATA Setting
x SATA Mode
On-Chip Serial ATA
x SATA Port Speed Settings
x PATA IDE Mode
SATA Port
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
If your IDE hard drive
supports block mode
Select Enabled for
automatic detection of
the optimal number of
block read/writes per
sector the drive can
support
***
IDE
Auto
Disabled
Primary
P1, P3 is Secondary
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
3. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu of the BIOS setup
utility. Select “Save & Exit Setup” then press <Enter>.
4. Type <Y> and press <Enter>.
5. Reboot the system.
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Step 3: Configure RAID in the Intel RAID BIOS
When the system powers-up and all drives have been detected, the
Intel BIOS status message screen will appear. Press the <Ctrl> and
<I> keys simultaneously to enter the utility. The utility allows you to
build a RAID system on Serial ATA drives.
Step 4: Install the RAID Driver During OS Installation
The RAID driver must be installed during the Windows® XP or
Windows® 2000 installation using the F6 installation method. This is
required in order to install the operating system onto a hard drive
or RAID volume when in RAID mode or onto a hard drive when in
AHCI mode.
1.
Start Windows Setup by booting from the installation CD.
2.
Press <F6> when prompted in the status line with the ‘Press
F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver’
message.
3.
Press <S> to “Specify Additional Device”.
4.
At this point you will be prompted to insert a floppy disk
containing the RAID driver. Insert the provided RAID driver
diskette.
5.
Locate for the drive where you inserted the diskette then select
RAID or AHCI controller that corresponds to your BIOS setup.
Press <Enter> to confirm.
You have successfully installed the driver. However you must continue
installing the OS. Leave the floppy disk in the floppy drive until the
system reboots itself because Windows setup will need to copy the
files again from the floppy disk to the Windows installation folders.
After Windows setup has copied these files again, remove the floppy
diskette so that Windows setup can reboot as needed.
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Step 5: Install the Intel Matrix Storage Manager
The Intel Matrix Storage Manager can be installed from within Windows. It
allows RAID volume management (create, delete, migrate) from within the
operating system. It will also display useful SATA device and RAID volume
information. The user interface, tray icon service and monitor service allow
you to monitor the current status of the RAID volume and/or SATA
drives. It enables enhanced performance and power management for the
storage subsystem.
To install the utility, insert the provided CD into a CD-ROM drive. Click
“Intel Matrix Storage Manager” on the main menu.
1. The installation wizard
will extract the files
needed to install the
driver.
2. Intel Matrix Storage Manager is configuring your new
software installation.
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3. Setup is now ready to
install the driver. Click
Next.
4. Read the impor tant
installation notes then
click Next.
5. Read the license agreement then click Yes.
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6. Go through the readme
document to view system
requirements and installation information then
click Next.
7. Follow the prompts on
the screen to complete
installation.
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Watchdog Sample Code
Appendix A - Watchdog Sample Code
;Software programming example:
SIO_CON_PORT EQU 4EH
SIO_DATA EQU 4FH
begin:
MOV DX,SIO_CON_PORT ;SUPERIO ENTER CONFIG
MOV AL,87H
OUT DX,AL
OUT DX,AL
MOV DX,SIO_CON_PORT
MOV AL,2DH ;GPIO5 AND POWER CONTROL SIGNALS MULTIFUNCTION PIN SELECTION
OUT DX,AL ;BIT 0 PIN77 SELECT (0= WDTO#, 1= GPIO50)
MOV DX,SIO_DATA
IN AL,DX
AND AL,0FEH ;SELECT PIN TO WATCH DOG
OUT DX,AL
MOV DX,SIO_CON_PORT
MOV AL,07H ;LOGIC DEVICE SLELCT
OUT DX,AL
MOV DX,SIO_DATA
MOV AL,08H ;SELECT DEVICE 8 (WATCH DOG)
OUT DX,AL
MOV DX,SIO_CON_PORT
MOV AL,030H ;ACTIVATE REGISTER
OUT DX,AL
MOV DX,SIO_DATA
OR AL,01H ;0= INACTIVATE, 1=ACTIVATE
OUT DX,AL
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MOV DX,SIO_CON_PORT
MOV AL,0F5H ;WATCH DOG CONTROL REGISTER
OUT DX,AL
MOV DX,SIO_DATA ;BIT1 DIS/EN WDTO# OUTPUT LOW PULSE TO
KBRST#PIN(0=DIS, 1=ENABLE)
IN AL,DX ;BIT3 COUNTER MODE SLEECT (0=SECOND MODE,
1=MINUTE MODE)
OR AL,02H
OUT DX,AL
MOV DX,SIO_CON_PORT
MOV AL,0F6H ;WATCH DOG COUNTER
OUT DX,AL
MOV DX,SIO_DATA
MOV AL,0AH ;SET COUNTER (EX 10 SEC)
OUT DX,AL
MOV DX,SIO_CON_PORT
MOV AL,0F7H ;WATCH DOG COUNTER
OUT DX,AL
MOV DX,SIO_DATA
MOV AL,00H ;Clear WDTO
OUT DX,AL
mov DX,SIO_CON_PORT ;SUPERIO EXIT CONFIG
mov al, 0AAh
out dx, al
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System Error Message
Appendix B - System Error Message
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to correct something, either a beep code will sound or a message will be
displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the message,
PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or DEL TO ENTER
SETUP, will be shown in the information box at the bottom. Enter
Setup to correct the error.
Error Messages
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the
BIOS detects an error during the POST. This list indicates the error
messages for all Awards BIOSes:
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
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 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.
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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
Appendix C - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Checklist
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems
that you may encounter with your personal computer. To efficiently
troubleshoot your system, treat each problem individually. This is to
ensure an accurate diagnosis of the problem in case a problem has
multiple causes.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter
problems while using your system are listed below.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
3. The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are connected is working. Test the outlet by plugging in a lamp or other
electrical device.
4. The monitor is turned on.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted properly.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system
and is set up correctly.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2. Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly
attached to the monitor and the other end is plugged into a
working AC outlet. If necessary, try another outlet.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the
monitor and the system’s display adapter.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s
brightness control knob.
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The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1. The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical
sync.
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that
may be creating a magnetic field around the display.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported
by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
1. If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor
may need to be turned off. Fluorescent lights adjacent to the
monitor may also cause screen wavering.
Power Supply
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
1. Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live
outlet and the other end properly plugged into the back of the
system.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is
set for the correct type of voltage you are using.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord
and install a new one if necessary.
Floppy Drive
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1. The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette
and try again.
2. The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not
write-protected.
3. You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path statement to make sure you are writing to the targeted drive.
4. There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another
diskette with adequate storage space.
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Hard Drive
Hard disk failure.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has
been entered in the BIOS.
2. If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the
bootable (first) hard drive is configured as Master and the second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard drive
must have an active/bootable partition.
Excessively long formatting period.
If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to format, it is likely a cable connection problem. However, if your hard
drive has a large capacity, it will take a longer time to format.
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.
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.
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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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