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1. The "LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS" function loads the system default data directly
from
ROM and initializes the associated hardware properly. This function is necessary
when you accept this mainboard, or the system CMOS data will corrupt.
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS
CMOS SETUP UTILITY
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
USER PASSWORD
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
HDD LOW LEVEL FORMAT
PNP/PCI CONFIGURA
Load SETUP Default (Y/N)? Y
INTEGRATED PERIPH
ETUP
SAVING
LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
ESC: QUIT
F10:Save & Exit Setup
:SELECT ITEM
(Shift)F2 :Change Color
Load Setup Defaults Except Standard COMS SETUP
LOAD SETUP DEFAULT
2. KBPO(KeyBoard Power On) Function : There is a basic requirement that the
" +5V SB" power of the ATX power supply must be > = 0.1A (100mA).
Please refer to chapter 2-5 for detail.
Apollo MVP3 AGPset
EP-58MVP3C-M
ISA/PCI/AGP MainBoard
with Onboard PCI IDE and Super Multi-I/O.
TRADEMARK
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trademarks of their respective holders.
The specification is subject to change without notice.
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Package Checklist
Please check your package which should include all items listed
below. If you find any item damaged or missed, please contact your
supplier.
One mainboard
One manual
One IDE ribbon cable
One floppy ribbon cable
One Parallel port ribbon cable
One Serial port ribbon cable(COM1,COM2)
One PS/2 mouse cable(Optional)
One AGP driver diskette
One Ultra_DMA IDE driver diskette
Contents
page
Chapter 1 - Introduction.......................................................
Chapter 2 - Hardware Design........................................... .
2-1 Mainboard Layout................................................................
2-2 Connectors and Jumpers...........................................................
2-3 System Memory Configuration................................................
2-4 ATX Power ON/OFF Control....................................................
2-5 External Modem Ring-in Power ON and Keyboard Power
ON Functions...........................................................................
2-6 Integrated PCI Bridge.................................................................
Chapter 3 - Award BIOS Setup ....................................... .
1-1
2-1
2-1
2-3
2-5
2-6
2-7
2-8
3-1
3-1 Standard CMOS Setup............................................................... 3-2
3-3 BIOS Features Setup.................................................................. 3-2
3-3 Chipset Features Setup.............................................................. 3-6
3-4 Power Management Setup........................................................ 3-8
3-5 PNP/PCI Configuration.............................................................. 3-10
3-6 Integrated Peripherals................................................................ 3-12
3-7 Load Setup Defaults................................................................... 3-14
3-8 Change Supervisor or User Password .................................... 3-15
3-9 IDE HDD Auto Detection.......................................................... 3-16
3-10 HDD Low Level Format............................................................. 3-18
3-11 Save & Exit Setup....................................................................... 3-18
3-11 Exit Without Saving.................................................................... 3-18
Chapter 4 - Onboard Technical Information ................. 4-1
4-1 I/O & Memory Map.................................................................... 4-1
4-2 Time & DMA Channels Map.................................................... 4-2
4-3 Interrupt Map.............................................................................. 4-2
4-4 RTC & CMOS RAM Map.......................................................... 4-3
Appendix A: Post Codes.................................................................... 4-4
Appendix B: I/O Connector...............................................................
Appendix C: AGP Driver for Win95 Installation Guide............. 4-9
4-8
Introduction 1-1
Chapter 1
Introduction
This mainboard is a high performance system hardware based on Intel
Pentium processor and is equipped with an AGP slot, four PCI slots, three
standard ISA slots, Super Multi-I/O controller and dual port PCI-IDE
connectors for the future expansion. The hardware dimension is 220mm x
260mm with a four-layer-design technology.
Specification
VIA Apollo MVP3 AGP/PCIset chipset.
R
Intel Pentium Processor, Pentium Processor with MMX technology, AMD
K5/K6, Cyrix 6x86L/6x86MX & idt C6 operating at 120 ~ 500 MHz with 321
ZIF socket 7 provides scalability to accept faster Processors in the future.
Supports up to 384 MegaBytes of memory (168-Pin DIMM SOCKET x 3 ).
Supports 512KB (Pipelined Burst SRAM) L2 Cache.
Supports three 16 bit ISA slots ,four 32 bit PCI slots and an AGP slot and
provides two independent high performance PCI IDE interfaces capable of
supporting PIO Mode 3/4 and Ultra-DMA33 devices.
Supports ATAPI (e.g. CD-ROM) devices on both IDE interfaces.
Supports a floppy port, a parallel port (EPP,ECP port), two serial ports
(16550 Fast UART compatible), 1 USB Connector, a PS/2 style mouse
connecter and an AT style keyboard connector.
Supports Award Plug & Play BIOS.
Supports CPU Hardware sleep, APM (Advanced Power Management) and
ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface).
Supports an ATX power supply connector for a Remote On/Off , a PhoneRing Power On and a Keyboard Power On Function.
Supports Switching Regulator for CPU power supply. and single jumper for
CPU working voltage selection.
Supports ESDJ (Easy Setting Dual Jumper) function for CPU selection.
Support hardware monitor function.
Hardware Design
2-1
Chapter 2
Hardware design
2-1 Mainboard Layout
This mainboard is designed with VIA Apollo MVP3 AGP/PCIset chipset
which is developed by VIA Corporation to fully support Pentium Processor PCI/
ISA system. By providing a massive increase in the bandwidth available between
the video card and the processor (66MHz), the unique feature of AGP supported by
VIA Apollo MVP3 chipset improves the speed of rendering and texturing for 3D
graphics.The chipset also provides an integrated IDE controller with two high
performance IDE interfaces for up to four IDE devices (hard devices, CD-ROM
device, etc). The Winbond W83877TF Super I/O controller provides the standard
PC I/O function: one floppy interface, two 16 Byte FIFO serial ports and one EPP/
ECP capable parallel port. This mainboard layout is shown in the next page for
user's reference. Care must be taken when inserting memory modules, CPUs or
even plugging PCI card into associated slots to avoid damaging any circuits or
sockets on board. A cooling fan is strongly recommended when installing Pentium/
Pentium MMX/K5/K6/6x86/6x86L/6x86MX/C6 processor due to possible
overheat.
This mainboard supports a minimum of 8MB and a maximum of 384MB of
System Memory while Onboard 512KB cache to increase system performance.
This mainboard supports standard Fast Page, EDO (Extended Data Out or Hyper
Page Mode) or synchronous DRAM. This mainboard provides three 168-pin
DIMM sites for memory expansion. The sockets support 1M x 64(8MB), 2M x 64
(16MB), 4M x 64(32MB), and 8M x 64(64MB) single-sided or double-sided
memory modules. The memory timing requires 70 ns Fast page devices or 60 ns
EDO DRAM. (DRAM Modules may be parity [x 36] or non-parity [x 32].
This mainboard supports two Onboard PCI IDE connectors, and automatically
detects IDE harddisk type by BIOS utility automatic.
This mainboard supports Award Plug & Play BIOS for the ISA and PCI cards.
The BIOS can be located in Flash EPROM which can replace BIOS code easily if
necessary.
2-2
EP-58MVP3C-M
EP-58MVP3C-M Layout
CN1
1
COM1
5
W83877TF
1
K/B
CONN.
J1
JP4
PRINTER
FDD CONN.
Primary IDE
Secondary IDE
J7
AT Power Conn.
Conn.
USB CONN.
BIOS
COM2
ATX Power
DIMM2
Bank 0
Bank 1
DIMM3
DIMM1
EP- 58MVP3C- M
AGP
PCI#1
PCI#2
PCI#3
PCI#4
BIOS
82C586B
2.1V
2.2V
2.8V
2.9V
3.2V
JP2
Bank 2
VT82C598AT
1 6
Socket 7
5 10
CACHE
1
J4 : CPU FAN
J6 : CHASSIS FAN
J4
J2 J3
1
5
RESET SPEAKER KEYLOCK
Figure 2-1
1
5
IR CONN.
+
+
HDD/TBLED
<==>
J6
POWER - ON
Multiplier
JP5
Bus Clock
JP3
Hardware Design
2-3
2-2 Connectors and Jumpers
This section describes the connectors and jumpers equipped in the mainboard.
Please refer to Figure 2-1 for the location of each connector and jumper.
JP3
1
2
Multiplier
2X
2.5 X
3X
3.5 X
4X
4.5 X
5X
Bus CLOCK
60MHz
66MHz
75MHz
83MHz
100MHz
25 26
Pentium / MMX
AMD K5 / K6
idt - C6
133MHz
150MHz
150MHz
166MHz
188MHz
210MHz
250MHz
180MHz
200MHz
225MHz
250MHz
300MHz
233MHz
262MHz
290MHz
350MHz
240MHz
266MHz
300MHz
333MHz
400MHz
JP3
Multiplier Bus CLOCK
2x
2.5 x
3x
3.5 x
4x
66MHz
75MHz
60MHz
66MHz
75MHz
83MHz
100MHz
60MHz
66MHz
75MHz
83MHz
100MHz
66MHz
75MHz
83MHz
100MHz
60MHz
66MHz
75MHz
83MHz
100MHz
Cyrix / IBM
6x86L
6x86MX
6x86L/MX-PR166
6x86L/MX-PR200
6x86MX-PR166
6x86MX-PR200
6x86MX-PR233
6x86MX-PR266
6x86MX-PR233
6x86MX-PR266
6x86MX-PR266
JP2 : CPU Vcore voltage selection : For Pentium Processor with MMX technology,
AMD K6 and Cyrix 6x86L/6x86MX
1 6
1-6
: 2.1V Reserved
2-7
: 2.2V Reserved for AMD K6 3D CPUs in the future
3-8
: 2.8V for Pentium MMX and Cyrix 6x86L
4-9
: 2.9V for AMD K6-PR2-166/200MHz and Cyrix 6x86MX
5-10
: 3.2V for AMD K6-PR2-233MHz
5 10
2-4
EP-58MVP3C-M
J2
Reset Switch - Closed to restart system.
1
4
1
5
J3
Speaker - connect to the system's speaker for beeping.
1. Speaker
2. N/C
3. GND
4. VCC
KeyLock - Keyboard lock switch & Power LED connector.
1. Power LED(+)
2. N/C
3. GND
4. Key-Lock
5. GND
5
IrDA/ASK IR CONNECTOR
1. VCC
2. NC
3. IRRX
4. GND
5. IRTX
+
IDE LED indicator - LED ON when harddisks activate.
+
Turbo LED indicator - LED ON when higher speed is selected.
# There is no deturbo function so that the turbo LED is always ON.
1
Power-ON - Push the button to turn on the system.
- Pressing less than 4 seconds to enter the suspend mode
- Pressing more than 4 seconds to turn off the system
J4
CPU FAN Connector
J6
CHASSIS FAN Connector
J7
WOL(Wake-up On Lan) Connector
Hardware Design
2-5
2-3 System Memory Configuration
This mainboard supports different type of settings for the system memory. The
following figures and table provides all possible memory combinations.
12
12
12
12
12
12
12>
12>
DIMM3
DIMM2
>
DIMM1
DIMM 1
BANK 0
DIMM 2
BAMK 1
8MB
16MB
32MB
64MB
1
128MB
8MB
16MB
32MB
64MB
1
128MB
x
x
DIMM 3
BANK 2
8MB
16MB
32MB
64MB
1
128MB
BANK 2
BANK 1
BANK 0
TOTAL
MEMORY
MAX.=
384MB
x
This mainboard supports 2 kinds of powerful and flexible SDRAM frequency
selections. These can be synchronous with CPU bus clock or fixed as 66MHz. By
implementing the VCS (Virtual Clock Synchronization) technology, this
mainboard refers to the use of delay-lock-loop (DLL) to enable synchronous and
pseudo-synchronous operation of the processor and DRAM, AGP and PCI buses.
The JP5 allows user to set the SDRAM Frequency between 66/100MHz.
JP5
1
SDRAM Clock Selection
1-2 : Fixed as 66MHz
2-3 : SDRAM Clock = CPU Bus Clcok
Jumper's position:
1-2 : Pseudo-synchronous Status(Fixed as 66MHz)
A more stable and compatible operation condition for non-100MHz based SDRAM
when you are using 100MHz based CPU. This setting is suitable for those users
who are like to remain the usage of current SDRAM module.
2-3 : Synchronous Status(SDRAM Clock= CPU Bus Clock)
Increasing the bus speeds from the traditional 66MHz to 100MHz greatly improves
system performance because the speed at which data traveling between the CPU
and memory is increased by 50%. However, there is one thing you should bear in
mind. Please make sure you are using 125MHz(-8) based or above SDRAM
module.
2-6
EP-58MVP3C-M
2-4 ATX Power ON/OFF Control
This mainboard equips an ATX power connector which is a single 20-PIN input
device for an ATX power supply (see Figure 2-2). An ATX power supply provides
a build-in Remote Power ON/OFF function. To implement the function, a momentary switch which is normally open should be connected to the position J3(PIN 12,
13) as the system's power ON/OFF button. Note that an AT power supply does not
offer this function.
Based on the ATX power connector, this mainboard has been designed to support
both ACPI and Soft-OFF functions. According to the definition of ACPI, a
Suspend mode will be enabled while you push the J3(system power ON/OFF)
button less than 4 seconds. Nevertheless, the system will be turned off by pressing
for more than 4 seconds. Regarding the Soft-OFF(coming from this mainboard
onboard circuit controller), it is another way to turn off your system. Your system
can be shut down automatically by an operation system such as Windows 95.
EP-58MVP3C-M
BOARD
1
1
111
1
>
1
11
1234567890
1234567890
ATX
POWER
SUPPLY
J3
System Power ON/OFF Button
Figure 2-2: Simple ATX Power ON/OFF Controller
Hardware Design
2-7
2-5 External Modem Ring-in Power ON and Keyboard Power
ON Functions
On the basis of bounded functions in I/O chipset, the two serial ports are able to
support the External Modem Ring-in Power ON function. Once users connect the
external modem to COM1 or COM2, this mainboard mainboard allows users to
turn on their system through the remote and host's dial-up control.
Exclusive Keyboard Power ON Function
To innovate a unique feature to benefit users, we devoted ourselves to create the
easiest and most convenient way to turn on your system based on the the ATX
power supply. This function is available only under system being connected to
ATX power supply.
How to work with it
Step 1: Please place JP4 at the position 2-3 after you finished the system
installation.
JP4
1 Keyboard Power-ON Function Selection
1-2 : Disabled
2-3 : Enabled
3
Step 2 : Push the momentary switch to turn on your system and then push again to
hold for more than 4 seconds to turn it off as soon as you turn it on.
Step 3: You can enjoy the Keyboard Power ON function by pressing any 1 or 2
keys on you keyboard at the same time for 1-2 seconds. Your system will
be
turned on automatically, after releasing the keys. To power off you
system,
you can use the Soft-OFF function under Windows 95.
Notes:
1. The number of keys needed to turn on a system depends on the model of
keyboard you are appplying due to different loadings on different keyboards.
Here, we would like to suggest you push 2 keys at the same time..
2.Intel ATX version 2.0 specification has recommended you use the power
supply with 0.72A(720mA). With our EP-58MVP3C-M
mainboard, the 5.0VSB
standby power only has to be > = 0.1A (100mA) then you can enjoy this
unique benefit. However, the ATX power supply which is < 0.1 (100mA) is
still
applicable to your system by placed JP4 at the position 1-2 to disable this
feature.
2-8
EP-58MVP3C-M
2-6 Integrated PCI Bridge
This mainboard utilizes VIA Apollo MVP3 AGP/PCIset chipset to support Intel
Pentium Processor PCI/ISA system. The VIA Apollo MVP3 PCIset chipset
consists of the 82C598AT system controller (TSC), and one 82C586B PCI ISA/
IDE Accelerator bridge chip. It provides an interface which translates CPU cycle
into PCI bus cycle, and PCI burst read/write capability. In addition, it provides high
performance PCI arbitor to support four PCI Masters, Rotating Priority
Mechanism, and Hidden Arbitration Scheme Minimizes Arbitration Overhead.
There are four interrupts in each PCI slot : INTA#, INTB#, INTC#, and INTD#.
Since this mainboard adapts the PCI auto-configuration with the system BIOS
Setup utility. When the system is turned on after adding a PCI add-in card, the
BIOS automatically configure interrupts, DMA channels, I/O space, and other
paramaters. You do not have to configure jumpers or worry about potential resource
conflicts. Because PCI cards use the same interrupt resource as ISA cards, you must
specify the interrupt used by ISA add-in cards in the BIOS Setup utility.
However, if a "Legacy card" (such as plugging a paddle card and cable into an ISA
slot) is plugged in the system, modification in the ROM SETUP UTILITY
becomes necessary. First of all, you must enter PCI CONFIGURATION SETUP
utility from the ROM SETUP UTILITY main menu to set "ISA" for the "PCI
IDE IRQ MAP TO
Secondly, you must enter the CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP UTILITY from the
ROM SETUP UTILITY main menu and set "Disabled" for the "Onboard
Primary PCI IDE and the Onboard Secondary PCI IDE. When you plug PCI/
ISA IDE cards into the system, You should select "Disabled" for the Onboard
Primary and Secondary PCI IDE from the CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
UTILITY too.
You can set the system interrupt request (IRQ) on some "Legacy cards" which have
on paddle card and cable. (refer to user's manual of the card) to a proper system
IRQ level (In general, card's Primary is assigned to INTA and Secondary is
assigned to INTB). If the card is plugged into slot 1(marked PCI#1), you cannot
use second slot (marked PCI#2) because the Secondary INT signal takes INTB from
the slot (refer to Page 3-12 for circuit diagram). The user then enters the PCI
CONFIGURATION SETUP utility from the ROM SETUP UTILITY main
menu and set "PCI-Slot 1" for the "PCI IDE IRQ MAP TO (This depends on the
slot # where the Legacy card is plugged).
.
AWARD BIOS 3-1
CHAPTER 3
AWARD BIOS SETUP
Award's ROM BIOS provides a built-in setup program which allows user to modify the
basic system configurations and hardware parameters. The modified data will be stored
in a battery-backed CMOS RAM so that data will be retained even when the power is
turned off. In general, the information saved in the CMOS RAM stays unchanged unless
there is a configuration change in the system, such as a hard drive replacement or a new
device installation.
If this does happen, you will need to reconfigure your configuration parameter.
To Enter Setup Propgram
Power on the computer and press <Del> key immediately. This will bring you into BIOS
CMOS SETUP UTILITY.
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS(2A5LEPA9)
CMOS SETUP UTILITY
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
USER PASSWORD
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
HDD LOW LEVEL FORMAT
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION
SAVE & EXIT SETUP
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
ESC : QUIT
F10
: SELECT ITEM
: Save & Exit Setup
(Shift)F2 : Change Color
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
Figure 3-1 CMOS SETUP UTILITY
The menu displays all major selection items. Select the item you need to
reconfigure. The selection is made by moving cursor (press any direction key ) to
the item and press the 'Enter' key. An on-line help message is displayed at the
bottom of the screen as the cursor is moving to various items which provides a
better understanding of each function. When a selection is made, the menu of
selected item will appear so the user can modify the associated configuration
parameters.
3-2 CHAPTER 3
3-1 STANDARD CMOS SETUP
Choose "STANDARD CMOS SETUP" in the CMOS SETUP UTILITY Menu (Fig.
3-1). The STANDARD CMOS SETUP allows user to configure system setting such
as the current date and time, type of hard disk installed, floppy type, and display type.
Memory size is auto-detected by the BIOS and displayed for your reference. When a
field is highlighted (use direction keys to move cursor and <Enter> key to select), the
entries in the field will be changed by pressing <PgDn> or <PgUp> keys or user can enter
new data directly from the keyboard.
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS(2A5LEPA9)
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
Date (mm:dd:yy) : Wed, Jan 15 1998
Time (hh:mm:ss) : 14 : 30 : 50
HARD DISKS
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Secondary Master
Secondary Slave
TYPE
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
SIZE
0
0
0
0
CYLS
0
0
0
0
HEAD
0
0
0
0
Drive A : 1.44M,3.5 in.
Drive B : None
Floppy 3 mode Support : Disable
Video
: EGA/VGA
Halt On : All Errors
ESC : Quit
F1 : Help
(Shift) F2
PRECOMP
0
0
0
0
LANDZONE SECTORS MODE
0
0
Auto
0
0
Auto
0
0
Auto
0
0
Auto
Base Memory
:
640K
Extended Memory : 15360K
Other Memory
:
384K
Total Memory : 16384K
: Select Item
: Change Color
PU/PD/+/- : Modify
Figure 3-2 STANDARD CMOS SETUP
NOTE: If the Primary Master/Slave and the Secondary Master/Slave are set as
"Auto", the hard disk size and model will be auto-detected.
NOTE: The "Halt On :" field is to determine when to halt the system by the BIOS if an error
occurrs.
3-2 BIOS FEATURES SETUP
By selecting the "BIOS FEATURES SETUP" option in the CMOS SETUP UTILITY
menu, user can change system related parameters in the displayed menu. This menu
shows all of the manufacturer's default values of this mainboard. Again, user can move
the cursor by pressing direction keys and <PgDn> or <PgUp> keys to modify the
parameters. Pressing [F1] key to display help message of the selected item.
AWARD BIOS 3-3
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS(2A5LEPA9)
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
Virus Warning
CPU Internal Cache
External Cache
Quick Power On Self Test
Boot Sequence
Swap Floppy Drive
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Boot Up System Speed
Gate A20 Option
Memory Parity/ECC Check
Typematic Rate Setting
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
Type matic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
A, C, SCSI
Disabled
Enabled
On
High
Fast
Disabled
Disabled
6
250
Setup
Disabled
Non-OS2
Video BIOS
Shadow
C8000-CBFFF
Shadow
CC000-CFFFF
Shadow
D0000-D3FFF
Shadow
D4000-D7FFF
Shadow
D8000-DBFFF
Shadow
DC000-DFFFF
Shadow
Diskette Access For
Esc : Quit
F1 : Help
F5 : Old Values
F7 : Load Setup Defaults
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
All
: Select Item
PU/PD/+/- : Modify
(Shift)F2 : Color
Figure 3-3 BIOS FEATURES SETUP
Note: The Security Option contians "setup" and "system". The "setup" indicates
that the password setting is for CMOS only while the "system" indicates the password setting is for both CMOS and system boot up.
Virus Warning: This category flashes on the screen. During and after the system
boots up, any attempt to write to the boot sector or partition table of the hard disk
drive will halt the system and an error message will appear. You should then run an
anti-virus program to locate the virus. Keep in mind that this feature protects only the
boot sector, not the entire hard drive. Default value is Disabled.
Enabled : Activates automatically when the system boots up causing a warning
message to appear when any attempt to access the boot sector or
hard disk partition table.
Disabled :No warning message to appear when any attempt to access the boot sector
or hard disk partition table.
CPU Internal Cache / External Cache: These two categories speed up memory
access. However, it depends on CPU/chipset design. The default value is Enabled.
If your CPU is without Internal Cache then this item "CPU Internal Cache" will not
be shown.
Enabled
: Enable cache.
Disabled : Disable cache.
3-4 CHAPTER 3
Quick Power On Self Test:This category speeds up Power On Self Test (POST)
after you power on the computer. If it is set to Enable, BIOS will shorten or skip
some checking items during POST.
Enabled : Enable quick POST.
Disabled: Normal POST.
Boot Sequence:This category determines which drive is searched first for
the O/S(Operating System).The default value is A,C.
A,C :The system will search for floppy disk drive first then hard disk drive.
C,A :The system will search for hard disk drive first then floppy disk drive.
Swap Floppy Drive: This will swap your physical drive letters A&B if you are using
two floppy disks. The default value is Disabled.
Enabled : Floppy A & B will be swapped under the O/S.
Disabled : Floppy A & B will be not swapped.
Boot Up Floppy Seek: During Power-On-Self-Test (POST), BIOS will determine
if the installed floppy drive is 40 or 80 tracks. Only 360K type is 40 tracks while
760K, 1.2M and 1.44M are all 80 tracks. The default value is Enabled.
Enabled : BIOS searches for floppy disk drive to determine if it is 40 or 80 tracks.
Note that BIOS cannot tell from 720K, 1.2M or 1.44M drive type as they
are
all 80 tracks.
Disabled: 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
360K.
Boot Up NumLock Status: The default value is On.
On : Keypad is number keys.
Off : Keypad is arrow keys.
Boot UP System Speed: Select default system speed. The system will run at the
selected speed after the system boots.
High: Set the speed to high.
Low : Set the speed to low.
Gate A20 Option: This refers to the way the system addresses memory above 1MB
(extended memory). The default value is Fast.
Normal: The A20 signal is controlled by keyboard controller or chipset hardware.
Fast
: The A20 signal is controlled by Port 92 or chipset specific method.
AWARD BIOS 3-5
Typematic Rate Setting: This determines the typematic rate.
Enabled : Enable typematic rate and typematic delay programming.
Disabled: Disable typematic rate and typematic delay programming. The system
BIOS will use default value of 2 items and the default is controlled by
the
keyboard.
Typematic Rate(Chars/Sec):
6 : 6 characters per second.
10: 10 characters per second.
15: 15 characters per second.
24: 24 characters per second.
8 : 8 characters per second.
12: 12 characters per second.
20: 20 characters per second.
30: 30 characters per second.
Typematic Delay(Msec): This determines the time between the first and second
character displayed, when holding a key.
250 : 250msec.
500 : 500 msec.
750 : 750 msec.
1000: 1000 msec.
Security Option: This category allows you to limit access to the system and Setup,
or just to Setup. The default value is Setup.
System: The system will not boot and the access to Setup will be denied if the
correct password is not entered at the prompt.
Setup : The system will boot, but the access to Setup will be denied if the correct
password is not entered at the prompt.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop: This filed controls the ability of a primary PCI VGA
controller to share a common palette (when a snoop write cycles) with an ISA
video card. The default value is Disabled.
Enabled:If an ISA card connects to a PCI VGA card via the VESA connector
and the ISA card connects to VGA monitor and uses the RAMDAC of
PCI card, the PCI/VGA Palette Snoop is enabled.
Disabled:Disable the VGA card Palette snoop function.
Video BIOS Shadow: It determines whether video BIOS will be copied to RAM.
However, it is optional from chipset design. Video Shadow will increase the video
speed.
Enabled :
Video shadow is enabled.
Disabled:
Video shadow is disabled.
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C8000 CC000 D0000 D4000 D8000 DC000 -
CBFFF
CFFFF
D3FFF
D7FFF
DBFFF
DFFFF
Shadow :
Shadow:
Shadow:
Shadow:
Shadow:
Shadow:
These categories determine whether optional ROM will be copied to RAM by 16K
byte or 32K byte per unit and the size depends on the chipset.
Enabled : Optional shadow is enabled.
Disabled: Optional shadow is disabled.
3-3 CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
Choose the "CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP" in the CMOS SETUP UTILITY menu
to display the following menu.
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS(2A5LEPA9)
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
Bank 0/1 DRAM Timing
Bank 2/3 DRAM Timing
Bank 4/5 DRAM Timing
SDRAM Cycle Length
SDRAM Bank Interleave
DRAM Read Pipeline
Sustained 3T Write
Cache Rd+CPU Wt Pipeline
Read Around write
Cache Timing
Linear Burst
Video BIOS Cacheable
System BIOS Cacheable
Memory Hole At 15Mb Addr.
AGP Aperture Size
AGP Transfer Mode
Cyrix M2 ADS# delay
:
:
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60 ns
60 ns
60 ns
2
2 Bank
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Fastest
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
64M
1x
Enabled
System/CPU Warning Temp.
Current System Temp.
Curent CPU Temp.
Current CPU Fan Speed
Current Chasiss Fan Speed
CPU Vcore(V)
: 3.16V
CPU Vio(V)
: 3.53V
+5V
: 4.89V
+12V
: 11.73V
-12V
: -12.26V
-5V
: -5.07V
Esc : Quit
F1 : Help
F5 : Old Values
F7 : Load Setup Defaults
:
:
:
:
:
66C/151C
28C/82C
30C/86C
0 RPM
0 RPM
: Select Item
PU/PD/+/- : Modify
(Shift)F2 : Color
Figure 3-4 CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
Note:
When you insert slower memery modules in the system and set a faster
timing, maybe the system will hang up.
AWARD BIOS 3-7
DRAM Timing: The default value is 60ns.
60ns : 2 (faster) Burst Wait State, for 60~70ns Fast Page Mode/EDO DRAM.
70ns : 3 (slower) Burst Wait State, for 70ns Fast Page Mode/EDO DRAM.
SDRAM Cycle length: The default value is 2.
2 : 2 HCLKS.
3: 3 HCLKS.
SDRAM Bank Interleave: The default value is 2 Bank.
Disabled : Normal Setting.
2 Bank/4 Bank: SDRAM 2 or 4 Bank Interleave.
DRAM Read Pipeline: The default value is Enabled.
Disabled : Normal Setting.
Enabled: This field enableds the pipelining of DRAM read cycly.
Sustained 3T Write: The default value is Enabled.
Disabled : Write Back mode L2 Cache.
Enabled: Write Through mode L2 Cache.
Cache RD+CPU Wt Pipeline: The default value is Enabled.
Disabled : Normal Setting.
Enabled: This field enableds the pipelining of Cache reads and CPU writes cycle.
Read Around Write: The default value is Enabled.
Disabled : Normal Setting.
Enabled: This field enableds the memory read around write cycle.
Cache Timing: The default value is Fastest.
Fast : Cache burst mode timing = 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 1.
Fastest: Cache burst mode timing = 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.
Video BIOS Cacheable: The default value is Enabled.
Enabled : Enabled the Video BIOS Cacheable to speed up the VGA Performance.
Disabled: Disabled the Video BIOS Cacheable function.
System BIOS Cacheable: The default value is Disabled.
Enabled : Allow caching of the system BIOS ROM at F0000h-FFFFFh.
Disabled: Normal Setting.
Memory Hole at 15M-16M: The default value is Disabled.
Disabled: Normal Setting.
Enabled : This field enableds the main memory (15~16MB) remap to ISA BUS.
3-8 CHAPTER 3
AGP Aperture Size: The amount of the system memory that the AGP card is
allowed to share. The options available are 4M, 8M, 16M, 32M, 64M, 128M,
256M. The default value is 64M.
AGP Transfer Mode: The default value is 1X.
1X : 66MHz AGP transfer mode.
2X: 133MHz AGP transfer mode.
Cyrix M2 ADS# Delay: The default value is Enabled.
Disabled : Normal Setting.
Enabled: Delay 1 HCLK for Cyrix 6x86MX when the ADS# assert.
System/CPU Warning Temp: The default value is 66C/151F.
Disabled : Normal Setting.
Enabled: The options available is 50C/122F~70C/158F.
Current System Temp: This is the current temperature of the system.
Current CPU Temp: This is the current temperature of the CPU.
Current CPU Fan Speed: The current CPU fan speed in RPMs.
Current ChassisFan Speed: The current chassis fan speed in RPMs .
CPU(V) : The voltage level of the CPU(Vio/Vcore).
+5V / +12V / -12V / -5V : The voltage level of the power supply.
AWARD BIOS 3-9
3-4 POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
Choose the "POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP" in the CMOS SETUP
UTILITY to display the following screen. This menu allows the user to modify
the power management parameters and IRQ signals. In general, these parameters
should not be changed unless it is absolutely necessary.
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS(2A5LEPA9)
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
Power Management
PM Control by APM
Video off Option
Video off Method
Soft-off by PWRBTN
** RM Timers **
HDD Power Down
Doze Mode
Suspend Mode
** RM Events **
VGA
LPT & COM
HDD & FDD
DMA /master
Modem Ring Resume
MODEM Use IRQ
RTC Alarm Resume
:
:
:
:
:
User Define
Yes
Suspend -> Off
V/H SYNC+Blank
Delay 4 Sec
: Disable
: Disable
: Disable
IRQ11
: OFF
: LPT /COM
: OFF
: OFF
: Disabled
: Enabled
: Disabled
Primary INTR
IRQ3 (COM 2)
IRQ4 (COM 1)
IRQ5 (LPT 2)
IRQ6 (Floppy Disk)
IRQ7 (LPT 1)
IRQ8 (RTC Alarm)
IRQ9 (IRQ2 Redir)
IRQ10 (Reserved)
(Reserved)
IRQ12 (PS/2 Mouse)
IRQ13 (Coprocessor)
IRQ14 (Hard Disk)
IRQ15 (Reserved)
Esc : Quit
F1 : Help
F5 : Old Values
F7 : Load Setup Defaults
: ON
: Primary
: Primary
: Primary
: Disabled
: Primary
: Disabled
: Primary
: Primary
: Primary
: Primary
: Primary
: Primary
: Disabled
: Select Item
PU/PD/+/- : Modify
(Shift)F2 : Color
Figure 3-5 POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
Again, users can move the cursor by pressing direction keys to the field needed to be
modified and press <PgDn> or <PgUp> to alter item selection. You can only change
the content of Doze Mode, Standby Mode, and Suspend Mode when the Power
Management is set to 'User Define'.
3-3-1 The Description of the Power Management
A. Power Management mode selection :
Disabled
: The system operates in NORMAL conditions (Non-GREEN)
and the Power Management function is disabled.
Max. saving: This mode will maximize the power saving capability.
Min. saving: This mode will minimize the power saving capability.
User define: Allow user to define time-out parameters to control power saving
mode. Refer to item B shown below.
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B. Time-out parameters :
HDD Standby
HDD Standby timer can be set from 1 to 15 minute(s).
System Doze
The "System Doze" mode timer starts to count when there is no "PM events"
occurred. The valid time-out setting is from 1 minute up to 1 hour.
System Suspend
This function works only when the Pentium Procssor is installed. The timer starts
to count when "System Standby" mode timer is timed out and no "PM Events"
occurred. Valid range is from 1 minute up to 1 hour.
3-3-2 Description of the Green Functions
This mainboard supports HDD Power Down, Doze and Suspend power saving functions.
In addition, the hardware suspend function is supported when the J3(12,13) (Refer
to Figure2-1) is closed to enter the Suspend function.
The detailed description of these functions is provided in the next page.
PM Control by APM
If Advanced Power Management(APM) is installed on your system, selecting Yes
gives better power savings.
Video Off Method
Determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
V/HSYNC+Blank: System turns off vertical and horizontal synchronization ports
and
writes blanks to the video buffer.
DPMS Support: Select this option if your monitor supports the Display Power
Management Signaling (DPMS) standard of the Video
Electronics
Standards Association (VESA). USE the software supplied for
your video subsystem to select video power management values.
Blank Screen:
System only writes blanks to the video buffer.
Video off Option
Determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor power management.
The settings are Video off after Suspend/standby/Doze/(N/A).
Soft-off by PWRBTN
This field is for the soft-off function setting. When the board utilizes an ATX power
supply, two types of settings are offered: Delay 4 Sec. and instant-off. When the
setting is Delay 4 Sec., users can power off the system bypressing POWER-ON
button(J3) for 4 seconds. However, if users press POWER-ON button for less than 4
seconds, thesystem will enter the Suspend Mode. When the setting is instant-off,
users' first press on POWER-ON button will power off the system, but the second
press will power on the system.
AWARD BIOS 3-11
RTC Alarm Resume
This option allows you to have the system turn on at a preset time each day or on a
certain day. This option is only available when used an ATX power supply.
Enabled : The system will turn on at the preset time.
Disabled : Normal Setting
Date(of month)
This field is to set the date that the system will turn on. The default value is 0.
0 : Turn on the system on everyday at the preset time.
1-31 : Represets the date of the month that you need the system to turn on.
Time (hh:mm:ss)
This field is to set the time that you need the system to turn on. The default value
is 08:00:00.
HDD Standby Mode
When system stops reading or wiriting HDD, the timer starts to count. The system
will cut off the HDD power when timer runs out of time. The system will not resume
operation until either a read from or a wirte to HDD command is executed again.
Doze Mode
The system hardware will drop down CPU clock from nomal working speed
when Doze mode time-out occurs.
Suspend Mode
When the system suspend timer times out, the system will enter the suspend mode
and the chipset will stop CPU clock immediately. The power consumption in
Suspend Mode is lower than in standby mode. The screen is also blanked out.
3-12 CHAPTER 3
PM Events:
AWARD BIOS defines 7 PM Events in the power management mode (Doze &
suspend). The user can initialize any PM Events to be "Enable" or "Disable".
When the system detects all of the enabled events do not have any activity, it will
start the system Doze timer first if the "Power Management" is not "Disabled". Once
the system Doze timer is timed out, it will process doze power saving procedure
by starting the system suspend timer. When the suspend timer times out , all of the CPU
clock will stop by dropping system clock down to zero and remains this way
until any one of the "Enabled" event occurrs.
3-5
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION
The PNP/PCI configuration program is for the user to modify the PCI/ISA IRQ signals
when various PCI/ISA cards are inserted in the PCI or ISA slots.
WARNING : Any misplacing IRQ could cause system can't pick out the rescouces.
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS(2A5LEPA9)
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
PNP OS Installed
Resources Controlled By
Reset Configuration Data
ACPI function
IRQ-3
assigned to
IRQ-4
assigned to
IRQ-5
assigned to
IRQ-7
assigned to
IRQ-9
assigned to
IRQ-10
assigned to
IRQ-11
assigned to
IRQ-12
assigned to
IRQ-14
assigned to
IRQ-15
assigned to
DMA-0
assigned to
DMA-1
assigned to
DMA-3
assigned to
DMA-5
assigned to
DMA-6
assigned to
DMA-7
assigned to
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No
Manual
Disabled
Enabled
Legacy ISA
Legacy ISA
PCI/ISA PnP
Legacy ISA
PCI/ISA PnP
PCI/ISA PnP
PCI/ISA PnP
PCI/ISA PnP
Legacy ISA
Legacy ISA
PCI/ISA PnP
PCI/ISA PnP
PCI/ISA PnP
PCI/ISA PnP
PCI/ISA PnP
PCI/ISA PnP
PCI Dynamic Bursting
PCI Master 0 WS Write
PCI Delay Transaction
PCI Master Read Prefetch
PCI#2 Access #1 Retry
AGP Master 1 WS Write
AGP Master 1 WS Read
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Disabled
: Enabled
: Disabled
PCI IRQ Actived By
Assign IRQ For USB
Assign IRQ For VGA
: Level
: Enabled
: Enabled
ESC : Quit
: Select Item
F1 : Help
PU/PD/+/: Modify
F5 : No Change
(Shift) F2: Color
F7 : Load Setup Defaults
Figure 3-6 PCI CONFIGURATION SETUP
AWARD BIOS 3-13
Resource Controlled By:The default value is Manual.
Manual:
The field defines that the PNP Card's resource is controlled by
manual.
You can setup whether IRQ-X or DMA-X is assigned to PCI/ISA PNP or
Legacy ISA Cards.
Auto: If your ISA card and PCI card are all PNP cards. Set this field to "Auto".
The BIOS will assign the interrupt resource automatically.
Reset Configuration Data: The default value is Disabled.
Disabled: Normal Setting
Enabled: If you plug some Legacuy cards in the system and record into ESCD
(Extended System Configuration Data). You can set this field to be
Enabled
and to clear ESCD at one time, when some Legacy cards are
removed.
PCI IDE IRQ Map To:The default value is PCI-AUTO.
When you have true PCI card(s) plugged into the system, you will not need
to change any thing here in the SETUP program. However, if you do not
know whether you are using a true PCI card, please refer to your PCI
card user's manual for the details.
When you have a Legacy card (described in section 2-5) to plug
into the system,a proper setting is extremely important or it may cause the
system hung up. The diagram shown below tells you how the Rotating
Priority Mechanism is designed.
PCI#4
PCI#3
PCI#2
INTD
INTC
INTB
PCI#1
INTA
INTA
INTD
INTC
INTB
INTB
INTA
INTD
INTC
INTC
INTB
INTA
INTD
INTA
INTB
INTC
INTD
PCI
Chipset
Figure 3-7 The Combination of PCI INT# lines
3-14 CHAPTER 3
3-6 INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS(2A5LEPA9)
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
WARD SOFTWARE, INC.
Onboard Primary PCI IDE : Enabled
Onboard Parallel Port
Onboard Secondary PCI IDE : Enabled
Onboard Parallel Mode
IDE Prefetch Mode
: Enabled
ECP Mode Use DMA
IDE HDD Block Mode
: Enabled
Parallel Port EPP Type
IDE primary Master PIO
: Auto
OnChip USB
IDE Primary Slave PIO
: Auto
IDE Secondary Master PIO : Auto
IDE Secondary Slave PIO
: Auto
IDE Primary Master UDMA : Auto
IDE Primary Slave UDMA : Auto
IDE Secondary Master UDMA
: Auto
IDE Secondary Slave UDMA : Auto
PCI IDE Secondary Channel : Enabled
Onboard FDD Controller
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
UART 2 Mode
: Enabled
: Auto
: Auto
: Standard
ESC
F1
F5
F7
: 378/IRQ7
: ECP / EPP
:3
: EPP1.9
: Disabled
: Quit
: Select Item
: Help
PU/PD/+/- : Modify
: No Change
(Shift) F2 : Color
: Load Setup Defaults
Note: If you don't use the Onboard IDE connector, but use On-card
(PCI or ISA card) IDE connector. You have to set Onboard Primary
PCI IDE: Disabled and Onboard Secondary PCI IDE: Disabled
from CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP UTILITY.
The Onboard PCI IDE cable should be equal to or less than
18 inches (45 cm.).
IDE HDD Block Mode: The default value is Enabled.
Enabled : Enabled IDE HDD Block Mode. The HDD transfer rate is better than
Disable.
Disabled: Disable IDE HDD Block Mode.
PCI Slot IDE 2nd Channel: The default value is Enabled.
Enabled : Enable secondary IDE port and BIOS will assign IRQ15 for this port.
Disabled : Disable secondary IDE port and IRQ15 is available for other device.
Onboard Primary PCI IDE: The default value is Enabled.
Enabled : Enable Onboard 1st channel IDE port.
Disabled : Disable Onboard 1st channel IDE port. When use On-card (PCI or ISA
card) IDE connector.
Onboard Secondary PCI IDE: The default value is Enabled.
Enabled : Enable Onboard 2nd channel IDE port.
Disabled : Disable Onboard 2nd channel IDE port When use On-card (PCI or ISA
card) IDE connector.
AWARD BIOS 3-15
IDE Primary Master PIO: The default value is Auto.
Auto
: BIOS will automatically detect the Onboard Primary Master PCI
IDE HDD Accessing mode.
Mode0~4
: Manually set the IDE Accessing mode.
IDE Primary Slave PIO: The default value is Auto.
Auto
: BIOS will automatically detect the Onboard Primary Slave PCI IDE
HDD Accessing mode.
Mode0~4
: Manually set the IDE Accessing mode.
IDE Secondary Master PIO: The default value is Auto.
Auto
: BIOS will automatically detect the Onboard Secondary Master PCI
IDE HDD Accessing mode.
Mode0~4
: Manually set the IDE Accessing mode.
IDE Secondary Slave PIO: The default value is Auto.
Auto
: BIOS will automatically detect the Onboard Secondary Slave PCI
IDE HDD Accessing mode.
Mode0~4
: Manually set the IDE Accessing mode.
Onboard FDC Controller: The default value is Enabled.
Enabled
: Enable the Onboard floppy drive interface controller.
Disabled
: Disable the Onboard floppy drive interface controller,
When using On-card ISA FDC's controller.
Onboard UART 1: This field allows the user to sellect the serial port. The default
value is 3F8H/IRQ4.
COM1: Enable Onboard Serial port 1 and address is 3F8H/IRQ4.
COM2: Enable Onboard Serial port 1 and address is 2F8H/IRQ3.
COM3: Enable Onboard Serial port 1 and address is 3E8H/IRQ4.
COM4: Enable Onboard Serial port 1 and address is 2E8H/IRQ3.
Disabled: Disable Onboard Serial port 1.
Onboard UART 2: This field allows the user to sellect the serial port. The default
value is 2F8H/IRQ3.
COM1: Enable Onboard Serial port 2 and address is 3F8H/IRQ4.
COM2: Enable Onboard Serial port 2 and address is 2F8H/IRQ3.
COM3: Enable Onboard Serial port 2 and address is 3E8H/IRQ4.
COM4: Enable Onboard Serial port 2 and address is 2E8H/IRQ3.
Disabled: Disable Onboard Serial port 2.
3-16 CHAPTER 3
Onboard UART 2 Mode:The default value is standard. This field allows the User to
select the COM2 port that can support a serial Infrared Interface.
Standard: Support a Serial Infrared Interface IrDA.
HPSIR: Support a HP Serial Infrared Interface format.
ASKIR: Support a Sharp Serial Infrared Interface format.
Onboard Parallel port: This field allows the user to sellect the LPT port. The
default value is 378H/IRQ7.
378H
: Enable Onboard LPT port and address is 378H and IRQ7
278H
: Enable Onboard LPT port and address is 278H and IRQ5.
3BCH
: Enable Onboard LPT port and address is 3BCH and IRQ7.
Disabled
: Disable Onboard LPT port.
NOTE: Parallel Port address is 378H/3BCH that selects the rounting of IRQ7 for LPT1.
Parallel Port address is 278H that selects the rounting of IRQ5 for LPT1.
Parallel port Mode: This field allows the user to sellect the parallel port mode.
default value is ECP+EPP.
Normal
: Standard mode. IBM PC/AT Compatible bidirectional parallel port.
EPP
: Enhanced Parallel Port mode.
ECP
: Extended Capability Port mode.
EPP+ECP : ECP Mode & EPP Mode.
ECP Mode USE DMA: This field allows the user to sellect DMA1 or DMA3 for
the ECP mode. The default value is DMA3.
DMA1
: The filed selects the rounting of DMA1 for the ECP mode.
DMA3
: The filed selects the rounting of DMA3 for the ECP mode.
3-7
LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
The "LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS" function loads the system default data directly
from ROM and initializes the associated hardware properly. This function will be
necessary only when the system CMOS data is corrupted.
The
AWARD BIOS 3-17
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS(2A5LEPA9)
CMOS SETUP UTILITY
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
USER PASSWORD
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
HDD LOW LEVEL FORMAT
PNP/PCI CONFIGURA
Load SETUP Default (Y/N)? Y
INTEGRATED PERIPH
ETUP
SAVING
LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
ESC: QUIT
F10:Save & Exit Setup
:SELECT ITEM
(Shift)F2 :Change Color
Load Setup Defaults Except Standard COMS SETUP
Figure 3-8 LOAD SETUP DEFAULT
3-8
CHANGE SUPERVISOR or USER PASSWORD
To change the password, choose the "SUPERVISOR PASSWORD or USER PASSWORD " option from the CMOS SETUP UTILITY menu and press [Enter].
NOTE : Either "Setup" or "System" must be selected in the "Security Option" of the
BIOS FEATURES SETUP menu (Refer to Figure 3-3 for the details).
1. If CMOS is corrupted or the option is not used, a default password stored in the ROM
will be used. The screen will display the following message:
Enter Password:
Press the [Enter] key to continue after proper password is given.
2. If CMOS is corrupted or the option was used earlier and the user wish to change
default password, the SETUP UTILITY will display a message and ask for a
confirmation.
Confirm Password:
3. After pressing the [Enter] key (ROM password if the option was not used) or current
password (user-defined password), the user can change the password and store new
one in CMOS RAM. A maximum of 8 characters can be entered.
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3-9 IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION
The "IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION" utility is a very useful tool especially when you
do not know which kind of hard disk type you are using. You can use this utility to detect
the correct disk type installed in the system automatically. But now you can set HARD
DISK TYPE to Auto in the STANDARD CMOS SETUP. You do not need the "IDE
HDD AUTO DETECTION" utility. The BIOS will Auto-detect the hard disk size and
model on display during POST.
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS(2A5LEPA9)
CMOS SETUP UTILITY
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
HARD DISKS
Primary Master
NORMAL
Primary Slave
Secondary Master
Secondary Slave
TYPE
:
SIZE CYLS
343
HEADS
665
PRECOMP
LANDZONE
SECTORS
65535
664
63
16
MODE
:
:
:
Select Secondary Slave Option (N=Skip) : N
OPTIONS
SIZE
CYLS
1 (Y)
0
0
HEAD
PRECOMP
0
LANDZ
0
SECTOR
0
MODE
0
NORMAL
ESC : Skip
Figure 3-9 IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION
NOTE: HDD Modes
The Award BIOS supports 3 HDD modes : NORMAL, LBA and LARGE
NORMAL mode.
Generic access mode that is neither the BIOS nor the IDE controller will
make transformations during accessing.
The maximum nunbers of cylinders, head & sectors for NORMAL mode are
1024, 16 and 63.
no. Cyclinder
x no. Head
x no. Sector
x no. per sector
528 Megabytes
(1024)
( 16)
( 63)
( 512)
If an user sets the HDD to NORMAL mode, the maximum accessible HDD size
will be 528 Megabytes even though its physical size may be greater than that!
AWARD BIOS 3-19
LBA (Logical Block Addressing) mode: This is a new HDD accessing method to
overcome the 528 Megabyte bottleneck.
The number of cylinders, heads and sectors shown in the setup may not be the number
physically contained in the HDD.
During the HDD accessing, the IDE controller will transform the logical address
described by sector, head and cylinder into its own physical address inside the HDD.
The maximum HDD size supported by LBA mode is 8.4 Gigabytes which is
obtained by the following formula:
no. Cyclinder
x no. Head
x no. Sector
x bytes per secttor
8.4 Gigabytes
(1024)
( 255)
( 63)
( 512)
LARGE mode: This is an extended HDD access mode supported by Award Software.
Some IDE HDDs contain more than 1024 cylinders without LBA support (in some
cases, user does not want LBA). The Award BIOS provides another alternative to
support these kinds of LARGE mode:
CYLS.
1120
560
HEADS
16
32
SECTOR
59
59
MODE
NORMAL
LARGE
BIOS tricks DOS (or other OS) that the number of cylinders is less than 1024 by
dividing it by 2. At the same time, the number of heads is multiplied by 2. A reverse
transformation process will be made inside INT 12h in order to access the right
HDD address
Maximum HDD size:
no. Cyclinder
x no. Head
x no. Sector
x bytes per sector
1 Gigabytes
(1024)
( 32)
( 63)
( 512)
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Note:
To support LBA or LARGE mode of HDDs, there must be some softwares involved. All
softwares are located in the Award HDD Service Routine (1NT 13h). It may fail to access
a HDD with LBA (LARGE) mode selected if you are running under on Operating
System which replaces the whole 1NT 13h. UNIX operating systems do not support
either LBA or LARGE and must utilize the Standard mode. UNIX can support drives
larger than 528MB.
3-10 HDD LOW LEVEL FORMAT
Interleave
Select the interleave number of the hard disk drive that you wish
to perform a low
level format on. You may select from 1 to 8.
Check the documentation that
came with the drive for the correct
interleave number, or select 0 for automatic
detection.
Auto scan bad track
This allows the utility to scan first then format by each track.
Start
Press<Y>to start low level format.
3-11 SAVE & EXIT SETUP
The "SAVE & EXIT SETUP" option will bring you back to boot up procedure
with all the changes you just recorded in the CMOS RAM.
3-12 EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
The "EXIT WITHOUT SAVING" option will bring you back to normal boot
up procedure without saving any data into CMOS RAM. All old data in the
CMOS will not be destroyed.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4-1
Chapter 4
Technical Information
4-1 I/O & MEMORY MAP
MEMORY MAP
Address Range
[00000-7FFFF]
[80000-9FBFF]
[9FC00-9FFFF]
[A0000-C7FFF]
[C8000-DFFFF]
[E0000-EEFFF]
[EF000-EFFFF]
[F0000-F7FFF]
[F8000-FCFFF]
[FD000-FDFFF]
[FE000-FFFFF]
Size
Description
512K Conventional memory
127K Extended Conventional memory
1K
Extended BIOS data area if PS/2 mouse is installed
160K Available for Hi DOS memory
96K
Available for Hi DOS memory and adapter ROMs
60K
Available for UMB
4K
Video service routine for Monochrome & CGA adaptor
32K
BIOS CMOS setup utility
20K
BIOS runtime service routine (2)
4K
Plug and Play ESCD data area
8K
BIOS runtime service routine (1)
I/O MAP
[000-01F]
[020-021]
[022-023]
[040-05F]
[060-06F]
[070-07F]
[080-09F]
[0A0-0BF]
[0C0-0DF]
[0F0-0FF]
[1F0-1F8 ]
[278-27F]
[2B0-2DF]
[2F8-2FF]
[360-36F]
[378-37F]
[3B0-3BF]
[3C0-3CF]
[3D0-3DF]
[3F0-3F7]
[3F8-3FF]
DMA controller.(Master)
INTERRUPT CONTROLLER.(Master)
CHIPSET control registers. I/O ports.
TIMER control registers.
KEYBOARD interface controller.(8042)
RTC ports & CMOS I/O ports.
DMA register.
INTERRUPT controller.(Slave)
DMA controller.(Slave)
MATH COPROCESSOR.
HARD DISK controller.
PARALLEL port 2.
GRAPHICS adapter controller.
SERIAL port 2.
NETWORK ports.
PARALLEL port 1.
MONOCHROME & PARALLEL port adapter.
EGA adapter.
CGA adapter.
FLOPPY DISK controller.
SERIAL port 1.
4-2 CHAPTER 4
4-2 TIME & DMA CHANNELS MAP
TIME MAP:
DMA CHANNELS :
TIMER Channel 0
TIMER Channel 1
TIMER Channel 2
DMA Channel 0
DMA Channel 1
DMA Channel 2
DMA Channel 3
DMA Channel 4
DMA Channel 5
DMA Channel 6
DMA Channel 7
System timer interrupt.
DRAM REFRESH request.
SPEAKER tone generator.
Available.
Onboard ECP (Option).
FLOPPY DISK (SMC CHIP).
Onboard ECP (default).
Cascade for DMA controller 1.
Available.
Available.
Available.
4-3 INTERRUPT MAP
NMI :
IRQ (H/W) :
Parity check error.
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
System TIMER interrupt from TIMER 0.
KEYBOARD output buffer full.
Cascade for IRQ 8-15.
SERIAL port 2.
SERIAL port 1.
PARALLEL port 2.
FLOPPY DISK (SMC CHIP).
PARALLEL port 1.
RTC clock.
Available.
Available.
Available.
PS/2 Mouse.
MATH coprocessor.
Onboard HARD DISK(IDE1) channel.
Onboard HARD DISK(IDE2) channel.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4-3
4-4 RTC & CMOS RAM MAP
RTC & CMOS :
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
0A
0B
0C
0D
0E
0F
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19-2d
2E-2F
30
31
32
33
34-3F
40-7F
Seconds.
Second alarm.
Minutes.
Minutes alarm.
Hours.
Hours alarm.
Day of week.
Day of month.
Month.
Year.
Status register A.
Status register B.
Status register C.
Status register D.
Diagnostic status byte.
Shutdown byte.
FLOPPY DISK drive type byte.
Reserve.
HARD DISK type byte.
Reserve.
Equipment type.
Base memory low byte.
Base memory high byte.
Extension memory low byte.
Extension memory high byte.
Reserved for ectension memory low bytw.
Reserved for extension memory high byte.
DATE CENTURY byte.
INFORMATION FLAG.
Reserve.
Reserved for CHIPSET SETTING DATA.
4-4 CHAPTER 4
APPENDIX A: POST CODES
ISA POST codes are typically output to port address 80h.
POST(hex) DESCRIPTION
01-02
Reserved.
C0
Turn off OEM specific cache, shadow.
03
1.Initialize EISA registers (EISA BIOS only).
2.Initialize all the standard devices with default values Standard devices includes.
-DMA controller (8237).
-Programmable Interrupt Controller (8259).
-Programmable Interval Timer (8254).
-RTC chip.
04
Reserved
05
1.Keyboard Controller Self-Test.
2.Enable Keyboard Interface.
06
Reserved.
07
Verifies CMOS's basic R/W functionality.
C1
Auto-detection of onboard DRAM & Cache.
C5
Copy the BIOS from ROM into E0000-FFFFF shadow RAM so that POST will
go faster.
08
Test the first 256K DRAM.
09
OEM specific cache initialization. (if needed)
0A
1.Initialize the first 32 interrupt vectors with corresponding Interrupt handlers
Initialize INT no from 33-120 with Dummy (Suprious)
Interrupt Handler.
2.Issue CPUID instruction to identify CPU type.
3.Early Power Management initialization. (OEM specific)
0B
1.Verify the RTC time is valid or not.
2.Detect bad battery.
3.Read CMOS data into BIOS stack area.
4.PnP initializations including. (PnP BIOS only)
-Assign CSN to PnP ISA card.
-Create resource map from ESCD.
5.Assign IO & Memory for PCI devices. (PCI BIOS only)
TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4-5
POST(hex) DESCRIPTION
0C
Initialization of the BIOS Data Area. (40:ON - 40:FF)
0D
1.Program some of the Chipset's value according to Setup. (Early Setup Value
Program)
2.Measure CPU speed for display & decide the system clock speed.
3.Video initialization including Monochromc, CGA, EGA/VGA. If no display
device found, the speaker will beep.
0E
1.Test video RAM. (If Monochromc display device found)
2.Show messages including.
-Award Logo, Copyright string, BIOS Data code & Part No.
-OEM specific sign on messages.
-Energy Star Logo. (Green BIOS ONLY)
-CPU brand, type & speed.
-Test system BIOS checksum. (Non-Compress Version only)
0F
DMA channel 0 test.
10
DMA channel 1 test.
11
DMA page registers test.
12-13
Reserved.
14
Test 8254 Timer 0 Counter 2.
15
Test 8259 interrupt mask bits for channel 1.
16
Test 8259 interrupt mask bits for channel 2.
17
Reserved.
19
Test 8259 functionality.
1A-1D
Reserved.
1E
If EISA NVM checksum is good, exccute EISA initialization. (EISA BIOS only)
1F-29
Reserved.
30
Detect Base Memory & Extended Memory Size.
31
1.Test Base Memory from 256K to 640K.
2.Test Extended Memory from 1M to the top of memory.
4-6 CHAPTER 4
POST(hex) DESCRIPTION
32
1.Display the Award Plug & Play BIOS Extension message. (PnP BIOS only)
2.Program all onboard super I/O chips (if any) including COM ports, LPT
ports, FDD port ... according to setup value.
33-3B
Reserved.
3C
Set flag to allow users to enter CMOS Setup Utility.
3D
1.Initialize Keyboard.
2.Install PS2 mouse.
3E
Try to turn on Level 2 cache.
Note : Some chipset may need to turn on the L2 cache in this stage. But
usually, the cache is turn on later in POST 61h.
3F-40
Reserved.
BF
1.Program the rest of the Chipset's value according to Setup. (Later Setup Value
Program)
2.If auto-configuration is enabled, programmed the chipset with pre-defined
Values.
41
Initialize floppy disk drive controller.
42
Initialize Hard drive controller.
43
If it is a PnP BIOS, initialize serial & parallel ports.
44
Reserved.
45
Initialize math coprocessor.
46-4D
Reserved.
4E
If there is any error detected (such as video, kb...), show all the error messages
on the screen & wait for user to press <F1> key.
4F
1.If password is needed, ask for password.
2.Clear the Energy Star Logo. (Green BIOS only)
50
Write all CMOS values currently in the BIOS stack area back into the CMOS.
51
Reserved.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4-7
POST(hex) DESCRIPTION
52
1.Initialize all ISA ROMs.
2.Later PCI initializations. (PCI BIOS only)
-assign IRQ to PCI devices.
-initialize all PCI ROMs.
3.PnP Initialzations. (PnP BIOS only)
-assign IO, Memory, IRQ & DMA to PnP ISA devices.
-initialize all PnP ISA ROMs.
4.Program shadows RAM according to Setup settings.
5.Program parity according to Setup setting.
6.Power Management Initialization.
-Enable/Disable global PM.
-APM interface initialization.
53
1.If it is NOT a PnP BIOS, initialize serial & paralled ports.
2.Initialize time value in BIOS data area by translate the RTC time value into
a timer tick value.
60
Setup Virus Protection. (Boot Sector Protection) functionality according to Setup
setting.
61
1.Try to turn on Level 2 cache.
Note : if L2 cache is already turned on in POST 3D, this part will be skipped.
2.Set the boot up speed according to Setup setting.
3.Last chance for Chipset initialization.
4.Last chance for Power Management initialization. (Green BIOS only)
5.Show the system configuration table.
62
1.Setup daylight saving according to Setup value.
2.Program the NUM Lock, typematic rate & typematic speed according to Setup
setting.
63
1.If there is any changes in the hardware configuration, update the ESCD
information. (PnP BIOS only)
2.Clear memory that have been used.
3.Boot system via INT 19H.
FF
System Booting. This means that the BIOS already pass the control right to the
operating system.
Unexpected Errors:
POST(hex) DESCRIPTION
B0
If interrupt occurs in protected mode.
B1
Unclaimed NMI occurs.
4-8 CHAPTER 4
APPENDIXB:I/OCONNECTORS
J1 : PS/2 MOUSE CONNECTOR:
1
1. DATA
2. CLK
3. GND
4. NC
5. VCC
CN1 : USB CONNECTOR:
1
8
9
16
Signal Name
USB_VCC
USB_data0USB_data0+
Ground
USB_VCC
USB_data1USB_data1+
Ground
Pin
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Signal Name
9
10
11
12
13
14
25
26
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
COM1,COM2 : Serial Ports Connector
Signal Name
1
6
5
10
DCD
SIN
SOUT
DTR
GND
Pin
Pin
Signal Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
N.C.
Signal Name
Pin
Pin
Signal Name
STROBEData Bit 0
Data Bit 1
Data Bit 2
Data Bit 3
Data Bit 4
Data Bit 5
Data Bit 6
Data Bit 7
ACJBUSY
PE
SLCT
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
LPT1 : Parallel Port Connector
1
14
13
26
AUTO FEEDERRORINITSLCT INGround
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
N.C.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4-9
FDD1 : Floppy Disk Connector
1
33
2
34
Signal Name
Pin
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Signal Name
FDHDIN
Reserved
FDEDIN
IndexMotor Enable
Drive Select BDrive Select AMotor Enable
DIRSTEPWrite Data
Write Gate
Track 00Write ProtectRead DataSIDE 1 SELECTDiskette
IDE1,IDE2 : Primary, Secondray IDE Connector
1
39
2
40
Signal Name
Pin
Pin
Reset IDE
Host Data 7
Host Data 6
Host Data 5
Host Data 4
Host Data 3
Host Data 2
Host Data 1
Host Data 0
Ground
DRQ3
I/O WriteI/O ReadIOCHRDY
DACK3IRQ14
Addr 1
Addr 0
Chip Select 0Activity
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
32
38
40
Signal Name
Ground
Host Data 8
Host Data 9
Host Data 10
Host Data 11
Host Data 12
Host Data 13
Host Data 14
Host Data 15
Key
Ground
Ground
Ground
BALE
Ground
IOCS16Ground
Addr 2
Chip Select 1Ground
4-10 CHAPTER 4
Appendix C : AGP Driver for Windows 95 Installation Guide
This section provides the information for installation of Apollo VP3 VxD Driver
which supports Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) functionalities.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
1.Microsoft Windows 95 OSR2.1 (OSR2.0 with USB upgrade)
2.VIA Apollo VP3 AGP Driver (Vgart.VXD)
3.AGP VGA Card with Driver
4.Direct X5 DDk or SDK
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
Step 1. Install Windows 95 4.00.950 B or later version
Step 2. Install USBSUPP (USB upgrade)
Step 3. Install Apollo VP3 AGP Driver
-run the program "SETUP.EXE" which can be found in the VIA VxD driver
disk and this process will then automatically install the VIA VxD driver onto
your windows 95 system.
Step 4. Install VGA driver for Windows 95
Step 5. Install Microsoft Direct X5 DDK or SDK
NOTES
1. This driver should be installed on a system with the VIA Apollo VP3 AGP chipset
while other chipsets is not be supported. The VIA VxD Driver is only
supported by Windows 95 OSR 2.0 (4.00.950 B) ro later versions.
2. For Win95 users, you will need to
a. Get "USBSUPP.EXE" from Microsoft (www.microsoft.com), which includes
the USB supplement and a new memory manager (VMM32.VxD) needed for
the AGP DIME (Direct Memory Execute) feature.
b. Get DirectX 5.0 from Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). DirectX 5.0 is the first
DirectX version that supports AGP's DIME.
c. Get "VIAGART.VXD", a virtual device manager which is usually installed
during the installation procedure of the Windows 95 card driver.
3. To make sure if the Apollo VP3 AGP driver is properly installed, one must boot
the Windows 95 system up and run "Regedit" and check whether the file
VIAGART exists in the following path
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD
4. To check whether the AGP driver is able to activate, one must do the following:
a. Activate the "Control Panel"
TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4-11
b. Click on "Direct X" then
c. Click on "Direct Draw" and
d. Check if there are some values existing in the "Bit" and "overlays."
if there is, that means the AGP can be activated properly.
REPLACING AN EXISTING VGA CARD WITH THE AGP VGA
CARD
1. Shut down the computer and then turn off the power
2. Replace the VGA card boot up the system once again
3. Now, Update Device Driver Wizard Window will appear. This wizard will
complete the installation of the Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA).
Click Next > to let Windows search for an updated driver.
WARING ! Only click Next >. The system will hang if you click Cancel!
4. Click Finish to install the VGA driver. You will then be asked for your Windows
95 CD in order to complete the VGA driver installation. If you do not have your
CD handy, direct the installation path to your \windows\system directory.
Windows will prompt you to restart your windows. Chose "NO" and install the
appropriate AGP VGA Driver
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