American Megatrends G3 User`s manual
RL830-C602/C604
EATX Industrial Motherboard
User’s Manual
A28800341
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Copyright
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
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the prior written permission from the copyright holders.
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:
This publication is provided for informational purposes only. The manufacturer makes no
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purpose. The user will assume the entire risk of the use or the results of the use of this document. Further, the manufacturer reserves the right to revise this publication and make changes
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or changes.
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Changes after the publication’s first release will be based on the product’s revision. The website
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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.
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Notice:
Trademarks
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2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with the emission limits.
Product names or trademarks appearing in this manual are for identification purpose only and
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Table of Contents
Trademarks ........................................................................................................ 2
Cooling Fan Connectors............................................................................... 22
Power Connectors ....................................................................................... 22
Front Panel Connector ................................................................................ 23
XDP Ports ................................................................................................... 24
Expansion Slots .......................................................................................... 24
LPC Debug Port .......................................................................................... 25
Chassis Intrusion Connector ........................................................................ 25
Battery ....................................................................................................... 26
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B ..................................................... 2
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup ............................................................... 27
About this Manual .......................................................................................... 4
Overview ..................................................................................................... 27
AMI BIOS Setup Utility ............................................................................. 28
Copyright............................................................................................................. 2
Warranty
Main .......................................................................................................... 28
Advanced ................................................................................................... 28
Chipset ...................................................................................................... 39
Boot........................................................................................................... 43
Security...................................................................................................... 44
Save & Exit ................................................................................................ 45
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Static Electricity Precautions...................................................................... 4
Safety Measures .............................................................................................. 4
Updating the BIOS .................................................................................... 46
About the Package ......................................................................................... 5
Chapter 4 - Supported Software ........................................................... 47
Chapter 1 - Introduction ............................................................................. 6
Appendix A - Troubleshooting ................................................................ 58
Specifications ................................................................................................ 6
Features .......................................................................................................... 7
Appendix B - Watchdog Sample Code................................................ 64
Appendix C - System Error Message ................................................... 65
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation................................................ 8
Appendix D - Troubleshooting ................................................................ 66
Board Layout ................................................................................................. 8
System Memory ............................................................................................ 8
Installing the DIMM Module .......................................................................... 9
CPU ................................................................................................................ 10
Installing the CPU ....................................................................................... 11
Installing the Fan and Heat Sink.................................................................. 13
Jumper Settings ......................................................................................... 14
BMC Reset ................................................................................................. 14
USB Power Select ....................................................................................... 14
Clear CMOS Data ........................................................................................ 15
SATA DOM Power Select ............................................................................. 15
Power-on Select.......................................................................................... 16
COM2 RS232/Power Select .......................................................................... 16
CPU 0/CPU 1 Debug ................................................................................... 17
Rear Panel I/O Ports ................................................................................. 18
COM (Serial) Ports ...................................................................................... 18
Graphics Interface ...................................................................................... 19
USB Ports ................................................................................................... 19
RJ45 LAN Ports........................................................................................... 20
I/O Connectors ........................................................................................... 21
SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors ...................................................................... 21
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About this Manual
Static Electricity Precautions
An electronic file of this manual is included in the CD. To view the user’s manual in the CD,
insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear.
Click “User’s Manual” on the main menu.
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.
Warranty
2. Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
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.
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.
2. The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to physical abuse, improper installation, modification, accidents or unauthorized repair of the product.
5. Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold modules or connectors by their ends.
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.
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.
4. We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequencial damages to the
product that has been modified or altered.
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.
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About the Package
The 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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One
One
One
One
One
RL830 motherboard
Serial ATA data cable
I/O shield
DVD
QR (Quick Reference)
The 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.
Optional Items
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USB port cable
COM port cable
I/O shield
Serial ATA data cable
Serial ATA power cable
The 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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Specifications
Processor
• 2 LGA 2011 sockets
• Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 processors
- 3rd Generation processors (22nm process technology)
: Intel® Xeon® E5-2658 v2 (25M Cache, up to 2.4GHz); 95W
: Intel® Xeon® E5-2648L v2 (25M Cache, up to 1.9GHz); 70W
: Intel® Xeon® E5-2628L v2 (20M Cache, up to 1.9GHz); 70W
: Intel® Xeon® E5-2618L v2 (15M Cache, up to 2.0GHz); 50W
• 8 GT/s Intel® QPI
Chipset
• Intel® C602J/C604 Express Chipset
System Memory
• 16 240-pin DDR3 sockets support:
- Registered memory (RDIMM)
- LV-RDIMM
- Unbuffered memory (UDIMM) with ECC/non-ECC
- Load Reduced memory (LR-DIMM)
• Supports DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600MHz
• Each processor supports 4 channel memory interface
• Supports up to 512GB system memory
• 1Gb, 2Gb, 4Gb and 8Gb DDR3 DRAM technologies supported for the following
devices:
- UDIMMs x8, x16
- RDIMMs x4, x8
- LRDIMMs x4, x8 (2Gb and 4Gb only)
Expansion Slots
• 4 PCIe x16 Gen 3 slots (PCIe 3.0)
• 2 PCIe x8 Gen 3 slots (PCIe 3.0)
Graphics
• Aspeed AST 1400
• Display port: 1 VGA
LAN
• 1 Intel® 82580 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller supports 4 LAN ports
• Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
• Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Serial ATA
• 6 Serial ATA ports (Intel® C602J)
- 2 SATA 3.0 ports with data transfer rate up to 6Gb/s
- 4 SATA 2.0 ports with data transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
10 Serial ATA ports (Intel® C604)
- 2 SATA 3.0 ports with data transfer rate up to 6Gb/s
- 8 SATA 2.0 ports with data transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
• Integrated Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) controller
• Supports RAID 0/1/5/10
Trusted Platform
Module (TPM)optional
• Provides a Trusted PC for secure transactions
• Provides software license protection, enforcement and password protection
External I/O
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Internal I/O
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1 connector for 2 external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 Embedded USB connector for eUSB SSD
1 vertical Type A USB 2.0 port
1 connector for an external RS232 serial port
6 Serial ATA ports (Intel® C602J)
10 Serial ATA ports (Intel® C604)
1 24-pin ATX power connector
2 8-pin 12V power connector
1 front panel connector
1 chassis intrusion connector
2 CPU fan connectors
6 system fan connectors
1 rear system fan connector
BIOS
• AMI BIOS
- 128Mbit SPI BIOS
WatchDog Timer
• Software programmable from 1 to 255 seconds
Energy Efficient
Design
• Supports ACPI
• System Power Management
• Wake-On-Events include:
- Wake-On-USB KB/Mouse
- Wake-On-LAN
- RTC timer to power-on the system
• AC power failure recovery
Damage Free
Intelligence
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Power
Consumption
• EPS12V
Temperature
• Operating: 0oC to 50oC
• Storage: -20oC to 85oC
Humidity
• 10% to 90%
OS Support
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Dimensions
• EATX form factor
• 305mm (12") x 330mm (13")
Monitors CPU/system temperature and overheat alarm
Monitors 15 voltages and failure alarm
Monitors CPU/system fan speed and failure alarm
Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage and fan speed
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
7 Ultimate x64 & SP1 (64-bit)
8 Enterprise x64 (64-bit)
Server 2008 R2 x64 (64-bit)
Server 2012 x64 (64-bit)
DB-9 RS232 serial port
VGA port
USB 2.0/1.1 ports
RJ45 LAN ports
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Features
• Wake-On-USB
• Watchdog Timer
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.
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.
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.
• DDR3
DDR3 delivers increased system bandwidth and improved performance. The advantages of
DDR3 are its higher bandwidth and its increase in performance at a lower power than DDR2.
• RTC Timer
• Graphics
The RTC installed on the system board allows your system to automatically power-on on the
set date and time.
The integrated AST1400 graphics engine delivering an excellent blend of graphics performance
and features to meet business needs provides excellent video and 2D graphics with outstanding graphics responsiveness. These enhancements deliver the performance and compatibility
needed for today’s and tomorrow’s business applications. Supports 1 VGA interface for display
output.
• ACPI STR
The system board is designed to meet the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)
specification. ACPI has energy saving features that enables PCs to implement Power Management and Plug-and-Play with operating systems that support OS Direct Power Management.
ACPI when enabled in the Power Management Setup will allow you to use the Suspend to RAM
function.
• PCI Express
PCI Express is a high bandwidth I/O infrastructure that possesses the ability to scale speeds
by forming multiple lanes. The PCI Express architecture also supports high performance graphics infrastructure by enhancing the capability of 4 PCIe x16 Gen 3 and 2 PCIe x8 Gen 3.
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® 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.
• Serial ATA
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0a specification. With speed of
up to 3Gb/s (SATA 2.0) and 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), it improves hard drive performance faster than
the standard parallel ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s. The bandwidth of the SATA 3.0
will be limited by carrier board design.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
• Gigabit LAN
The Intel® 82580 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller supports up to 1Gbps data transmission.
• Power Failure Recovery
• Wake-On-LAN
When power returns after an AC power failure, you may choose to either power-on the system
manually or let the system power-on automatically.
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 poweron the system only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
• USB
The system board supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. USB 1.1 supports 12Mb/second bandwidth while USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/second bandwidth providing a marked improvement in
device transfer speeds between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible
external Plug and Play peripherals.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥790mA.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your board, processor, disk drives, add-in
boards, and other components. Perform installation procedures 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.
Board Layout
DDR3_1
DDR3_2
DDR3_3
DDR3_4
COM 1
1
CPU Fan
4
1
8
5
+12V Power
1
System Memory
Rear System
Fan
4
1
8
5
VGA
+12V
Power
LAN 1
USB 6-7
USB 2.0
DDR3_13
DDR3_14
DDR3_15
DDR3_16
Socket LGA 2011
Important:
When the Standby Power LED lit green, it indicates that there is power on the system
board. Power-off the PC then unplug the power cord prior to installing any devices.
Failure to do so will cause severe damage to the motherboard and components.
USB 6-7 Power
Select (JP3)
1
CPU 1
LAN 0
USB 4-5
USB 2.0
CPU 0
1
USB 4-5 Power
Select (JP4)
1
CPU1 Debug
(JP8)
LAN 2-3
1
1
DDR3-13
DDR3-14
DDR3-15
DDR3-16
CPU
Fan
CPU0 Debug
(JP9)
DDR3_12
DDR3_11
DDR3_10
DDR3_9
Socket LGA 2011
DDR3-1
DDR3-2
DDR3-3
DDR3-4
DDR3_8
DDR3_7
DDR3_6
DDR3_5
PCIe x8
CPU XDP Port
PCIe x16
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82580
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Clear CMOS
Data (JP7)
ALTERA
MaxV
PCIe x16
2
6
1
5
Buzzer
SM Bus
Intel
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DDR3-12
DDR3-11
DDR3-10
DDR3-9
PCH XDP Port
Battery
PCIe x8
Power-on
Select (JP10)
1
Aspeed
9
2
1
PCIe x16
COM 2
5
COM2 RS232/
Power Select 6
(JP2)
1
2
1
DDR3
ID LED
2
BMC Reset
(JP1)
1
USB 12 Power
Select (JP6)
Chassis
intrusion
Front
Panel
USB 10-11 Power
1
Select (JP5)
1
10
12 2
1
11 1
9
1
USB 10-11
USB 12
23
LPC
SATA 6
1
1
SATA DOM
Power Select
(JP13)
1
SATA 2.0 SATA 3.0
SATA 3 SATA 1
1
SATA 9 SATA 8 SATA 7 SATA 5 SATA 4 SATA 2
24 2
Debug
Port
USB 0
SATA4 supports SATA DOM.
AST1400
4
1
1
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24
10
9
System
Fan 5
SPI Flash
BIOS
1
1
System
Fan 2
1
1
System
Fan 7
1
1
ATX power
System
Fan 4
System
Fan 1
Rear I/O
System
Fan 3
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Onboard I/O
SATA 0
1
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PCIe x16
DDR3-8
DDR3-7
DDR3-6
DDR3-5
1
Storage
USB 2.0
Expansion
Features
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16 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
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Supports DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600MHz
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Each processor supports 4 channel memory interface
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Supports up to 512GB system memory
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Installing the DIMM Module
The system board supports the following memory interface.
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble the actual
board. These illustrations are for reference only.
Single Channel (SC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 64 bits (8B) from the memory channels.
Dual Channel (DC)
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to it has been powered down.
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.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Locate the DIMM socket on the system board.
Quad Channel (QC)
4. Push the “ejector tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the side.
Data will be expanded to 256 bits from the memory channels because it quadruples the available memory bandwidth to provide better performance.
Ejector tab
Ejector tab
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.
Quad Channel
DIMMs in the same channel are identical.
5. Note how the module is keyed to the socket.
Notch
Important:
When you are installing the memory modules on the system board, you must populate them in the DDR3_1, DDR3_3, DDR3_5, DDR3_7, DDR3_9, DDR3_11, DDR3_13
or DDR3_15 sockets first.
Key
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CPU
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.
The system board is equipped with two surface mount LGA 2011 sockets. This socket is exclusively designed for installing a LGA 2011 packaged Intel CPU.
Important:
1. Before you proceed, make sure (1) the LGA 2011 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.
2. Make sure to keep the protective cap. RMA requests will be accepted and processed only if the LGA 2011 socket comes with the protective cap.
7. Seat the module vertically, pressing it down firmly until it is completely seated in the
socket.
Protective
cap
8. The ejector tabs at the ends of the socket will automatically snap into the locked position
to hold the module in place.
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble the actual
board. These illustrations are for reference only.
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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.
Load
plate
3. Locate the LGA 2011
CPU socket on the system board.
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CPU 1
Load lever
6. Remove the protective cap
from the CPU socket. 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.
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Load lever
5. Lift the load levers up to
the angle shown on the
photo and then lift the
load plate.
CPU 0
CPU 0 must be
populated first.
Important:
1. The CPU 0 socket must be populated first.
2. 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.
Protective cap
4. Unlock the socket by pushing the load lever down,
moving it sideways until it
is released from the retention tab; then lift the load
lever up.
Load lever
It must be released first.
Retention tab
Retention tab
Load lever
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7. Insert the CPU into the
socket. The gold triangular
mark on the CPU must
align with the corner of
the CPU socket shown on
the photo.
8. Close the load plate then
push the load lever down.
Load lever
Retention
tab
9. Hook the load lever under
the retention tab.
Retention
tab
Gold triangular mark
Load lever
Alignment key
The CPU’s notch will at
the same time fit into the
socket’s alignment key.
Alignment key
Important:
The CPU will fit in only one orientation and can easily be inserted without exerting
any force.
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Installing the Fan and Heat Sink
4. Rotate each push-pin according to the direction of
the arrow shown on top of
the pin.
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:
A boxed Intel® processor already includes the CPU fan and heat sink assembly. If your
CPU was purchased separately, make sure to only use Intel®-certified fan and heat
sink.
Push down two pushpins
that are diagonally across
the heat sink. Perform the
same procedure for the
other two push-pins.
Heat sink
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 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.
Some heat sinks come with a patch of pre-applied thermal paste. Do not apply thermal
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.
2. Place the heat sink on top
of the CPU. The 4 pushpins 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.
“Locked” position of
push-pin
Mounting hole
5. Connect the CPU fan’s
cable to the CPU fan
connector on the system
board.
CPU Fan
connector
CPU Fan
connector
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3. Orient the heat sink such
that the CPU fan’s cable is
nearest the CPU fan connector.
CPU Fan
connector
CPU Fan
connector
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Jumper Settings
USB Power Select
BMC Reset
3
2
1
1-2 On: +5V
(default)
USB 4-5
(JP4)
2-3 On:
+5V_standby
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7
USB 6-7
(JP3)
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6
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JP1
3
2
1
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
USB 10-11 USB 12 (JP6)
(JP5)
3
2
1
2-3 On:
Reset BMC
BMC stands for Board Management Controller. This controller is usually used on server-grade
boards. The BMC on the RL830 motherboard is the Aspeed AST1400 chip. JP1 allows you to
reset the BMC controller whenever problem occurs.
1 2 3
1 2 3
1-2 On: +5V
(default)
2-3 On:
+5V_standby
JP3, JP4, JP5 and JP6 are used to select the power of the USB devices. Selecting +5V_standby
will allow you to use a USB device to wake up the system.
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.
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Clear CMOS Data
SATA DOM Power Select
3
2
1
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
1 2 3
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1
JP13
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1-2 On: GND
(default)
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1 2 3
2-3 On:
Clear CMOS Data
2-3 On: +5V
If you encounter the followings,
SATA 4
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the supervisor or user password.
The JP13 is used to select the power of SATA DOM.
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in the ROM BIOS.
Note:
SATA port 4 provides adequate space for SATA DOM.
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 JP7 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP7 back to its default setting,
pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Now plug the power cord and power-on the system.
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Power-on Select
COM2 RS232/Power Select
1 2 3
1-2 On:
Power-on via AC power
(default)
1 2 3
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9
RICTSRTSGND
DSRDTRTD
RD
DCD21
JP10
2-3 On:
Power-on via power button
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6
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JP2
5 3 1
The JP10 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 JP10 pins 1 and 2 to On. If you want to use the
power button, set pins 2 and 3 to On.
6 4 2
1-3 (RI), 2-4 (DCD) On:
RS232 (default)
When using the JP10 “Power On” feature to power the system back on after a power failure
occurs, the system may not power on if the power lost is resumed within 5 seconds (power
flicker).
5 3 1
6 4 2
3-5 (+5V), 4-6 (+12V) On:
RS232 with power
JP2 (for COM 2) is used to configure the Serial COM port to pure RS232 or RS232 with power.
The pin functions of COM 2 will vary according to JP2’s setting.
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CPU0/CPU1 Debug
3
2
1
JP8
JP9
6
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1-2 On: Force JTAG by
pass of CPU
3
2
1
2-3 On: Normal
(default)
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JP8 (for CPU1) and JP9 (for CPU0) allow you to debug the CPU procrssor whenever encountering problems.
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Rear Panel I/O Ports
COM (Serial) Ports
LAN 1
LAN 2
VGA
DCDRD
TD
DTRGND
COM 1
COM 1: RS232
LAN 0
LAN 3
1 2 3 4 5
USB 2.0
DSRRTSCTSRI-
6 7 89
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
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Serial COM port
VGA port
USB 2.0 ports
RJ45 LAN ports
COM 2: RS232
9
RICTSRTSGND
DSRDTRTD
RD
DCD21
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1
4
4
6
•
•
•
•
COM 1 and COM 2 ports are fixed at RS232. JP2 (for COM 2) is used to configure the Serial
COM port to pure RS232 or RS232 with power. Refer to “COM2 RS232/Power Select“ in this
chapter for more information.
The serial ports are RS232 asynchronous communication ports with 16C550A-compatible UARTs
that can be used with modems, serial printers, remote display terminals, and other serial
devices.
Connecting External Serial Ports
Your COM port may come mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to
an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then insert the serial port cable to the COM
connector. Make sure the colored stripe on the ribbon cable is aligned with pin 1 of the COM
connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure the serial COM ports in the Advanced menu (“AST1400 Super IO Configuration”
submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to the chapter 3 for more information.
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Graphics Interface
USB Ports
The display port consists of the following:
• 1 VGA port
VGA
USB 7
USB 5
USB 6
USB 4
USB 2.0
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6
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6
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6
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7
VGA Port
USB 2.0
2
1
10
9
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
Key
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.
1
GND
-Data
+Data
VCC
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
N.C.
4
USB 0
+5VDU
x
x
x
HDD_LED
USB 12
USB 2.0
10
9
2
1
+5VDU
-Data
+Data
GND
USB 10-11
USB 2.0
The USB device allows data exchange between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
The system board is equipped with eight onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports (USB 0/4-5/6-7/10-12).
The 10-pin connector allows you to connect 2 additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports (USB 10-11). The
embedded USB connector (USB 0) is used for the eUSB SSD and the vertical USB port (USB
12) is the USB Drive Security for securing USB flash drive. The additional USB 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 and then insert the USB port cables to a connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure these onboard USB devices in the Advanced menu (“USB Configuration” submenu)
of the BIOS. Refer to the chapter 3 for more information.
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RJ45 LAN Ports
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your system operation to use the USB device.
Refer to your operating system’s manual or documentation for more information.
Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
•
LAN 1 LAN 0
Jumper Setting
JP3, JP4, JP5 and JP6 must be set to “2-3 On: +5V_standby”. Refer to “USB Power Select” in
this chapter for more information.
LAN 1
LAN 3
LAN 0
LAN 2
LAN 2-3
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.
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7
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The Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse
to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. To use this function:
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Features
•
Intel® 82580 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller The four 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 ports in the Advanced menu of the BIOS. Refer to the chapter 3
for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the LAN drivers. Refer to the chapter 4 for more information.
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I/O Connectors
The Serial ATA connectors are used to connect Serial ATA devices. Connect one end of the Serial ATA data cable to a SATA connector and the other end to your Serial ATA device.
SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors
BIOS Setting
Configure the Serial ATA drives in the Advanced menu (“SATA Configuration” submenu) of the
BIOS. Refer to the chapter 3 for more information.
Note:
1. SATA port 4 provides adequate space for SATA DOM.
2. SATA 6 to SATA 9 on the RL830-C604 system board do not support the DVD boot
function.
1
GND
RXP
RXN
GND
TXN
TXP
GND
7
SATA 3.0 6Gb/s
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SATA 1
6
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SATA 0
SATA 6
SATA 9
SATA 8
SATA 7
SATA 3
SATA 5
SATA 2.0 3Gb/s
SATA 4
1
GND
RXP
RXN
GND
TXN
TXP
GND
7
SATA 2
Features
•
6 Serial ATA ports (Intel® C602J)
- 2 SATA 3.0 ports with data transfer
- 4 SATA 2.0 ports with data transfer
10 Serial ATA ports (Intel® C604)
- 2 SATA 3.0 ports with data transfer
- 8 SATA 2.0 ports with data transfer
rate up to 6Gb/s
rate up to 3Gb/s
rate up to 6Gb/s
rate up to 3Gb/s
•
Integrated Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) controller
•
Supports RAID 0/1/5/10
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Cooling Fan Connectors
Power Connectors
Ground
+12V
Power
Sense
+12V
Speed Control
Ground
4
1
8
5
+12V
CPU Fan
CPU Fan
1
Ground
+12V
Sense
Speed Control
4
6
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Rear System Fan
+12V RPM
Speed Control
Ground
1
+3.3VDC
-12VDC
COM
PS_ON#
COM
COM
COM
+5VDC
NC
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
COM
+5VDC
COM
+5VDC
PWR_OK
+5VSB
1
+3.3VDC
1
Use a power supply that complies with the ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide Version 1.1.
An ATX12V power supply unit has a standard 24-pin ATX main power connector that must be
inserted into the 24-pin connector. The 8-pin +12V power connector enables the delivery of
more +12VDC current to the processor’s Voltage Regulator Module (VRM).
Speed Control
Sense
+12V
Ground
4
13
12
+12VDC
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System Fan
1/2/3/4/5/7
24
+12VDC
ATX
power
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+5VDC
6
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+5VDC
COM
6
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COM
1
4
+12V
Power
The power connectors from the power supply unit are designed to fit the 24-pin and 8-pin
connectors in only one orientation. Make sure to find the proper orientation before plugging
the connectors.
4
The system board requires a minimum of 300 Watt power supply to operate. Your system
configuration (CPU power, amount of memory, add-in cards, peripherals, etc.) may exceed the
minimum power requirement. To ensure that adequate power is provided, we strongly recommend that you use a minimum of 400 Watt (or greater) power supply.
These fan connectors are used to connect cooling fans. The cooling fans will provide adequate
airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the CPU and system board components.
Important:
1. 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.
2. No matter how many CPUs are populated, the two 8-pin +12V power connectors
must be supplied with power.
BIOS Setting
The Advanced menu (“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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Front Panel Connector
The pin functions of the front panel connector are listed below.
Pins
Pin Assignment
Pins
Pin Assignment
1
+3VDU
2
+3VDU
3
N.C
4
+5VDU
5
PWR-LED
6
x
7
+3.3V
8
x
9
HDD-LED
10
x
11
PWR-BTN
12
LED_NIC_LINK1_0_LINKUP
13
GND
14
LED_NIC_LINK1_0_ACT
15
RST-SW
16
SMB_SENSOR_3V3STBY_DATA
17
GND
18
SMB_SENSOR_3V3STBY_CLK
19
x
20
Case Open
21
+3VDU
22
LED_NIC_LINK3_2_LINKUP
24
LED_NIC_LINK3_2_ACT
6
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6
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2
1
23
24
23
x
Front Panel
HDD-LED - HDD LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
RESET SW - Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the system.
PWR-BTN - Power Switch
This switch is used to power on or off the system.
PWR-LED - Power/Standby LED
When the system’s power is on, this LED will light.
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Expansion Slots
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PCIe 3, PCIe x8
PCIe 4, PCIe x16
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PCIe 1, PCIe x8
PCIe 2, PCIe x16
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7
6
XDP Ports
PCIe 5, PCIe x16
PCIe 6, PCIe x16
PCI Express x16 Slot
CPU XDP port
PCH XDP port
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.
The two XDP ports are used for the processor and PCH debug support on the system board
respectively. The CPU XDP port is for the function of debugging the processor issues and the
PCH XDP port allows you to debug the PCH silicon issues whenever problem occurs.
PCI Express x8 Slot
Install PCI Express cards such as network cards or other cards that comply to the PCI Express
specifications into the PCI Express x8 slot.
Note:
CPU 0 supports PCIe 2, PCIe 3 and PCIe 4.
CPU 1 supports PCIe 1, PCIe 5 and PCIe 6.
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LPC Debug Port
Chassis Intrusion Connector
6
6
7
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6
6
7
Chassis
Intrusion
LPC Debug Port
2
1
1 2
12
11
Signal
Ground
The LPC connector is used for the debug function and its pin functions are listed below.
Pins
Pin Assignment
Pins
Pin Assignment
1
CLK
2
LAD1
3
RST#
4
LAD0
5
FRAME#
6
VCC_+3V
7
LAD3
8
GND
9
LAD2
10
x
SERIRQ
12
48MHz
11
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The board supports the chassis intrusion detection function. Connect the chassis intrusion
sensor cable from the chassis to this connector. When the system’s power is on and a chassis
intrusion occurred, an alarm will sound. When the system’s power is off and a chassis intrusion
occurred, the alarm will sound only when the system restarts.
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Battery
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Battery
6
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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
Legends
Overview
Keys
Function
Right and Left arrows
Moves the highlight left or right to select a menu.
Up and Down arrows
Moves the hightlight up or down between submenu or fields.
<Esc>
Exit to the BIOS Setup Utility.
+ (plus key)
Scrolls forward through the values or options of the highlighted field.
- (minus key)
Scrolls backward through the values or options of the highlighted field.
Tab
Select a field.
<F1>
Displays general help
<F2>
Pervious values
Default Configuration
<F3>
Optimized defaults
Most of the configuration settings are either predefined according to the Load Optimal Defaults
settings which are stored in the BIOS or are automatically detected and configured without
requiring any actions. There are a few settings that you may need to change depending on
your system configuration.
<F4>
Saves and resets the setup program.
<Enter>
Press <Enter> to enter the highlighted submenu.
The BIOS is a program that takes care of the basic level of communication between the CPU
and peripherals. It contains codes for various advanced features found in this system board.
The BIOS allows you to configure the system and save the configuration in a battery-backed
CMOS so that the data retains even when the power is off. In general, the information stored
in the CMOS RAM of the EEPROM will stay unchanged unless a configuration change has been
made such as a hard drive replaced or a device added.
It is possible that the CMOS battery will fail causing CMOS data loss. If this happens, you need
to install a new CMOS battery and reconfigure the BIOS settings.
Note:
The BIOS is constantly updated to improve the performance of the system board;
therefore the BIOS screens in this chapter may not appear the same as the actual
one. These screens are for reference purpose only.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
Scroll Bar
The BIOS Setup Utility can only be operated from the keyboard and all commands are keyboard commands. The commands are available at the right side of each setup screen.
When a scroll bar appears to the right of the setup screen, it indicates that there are more
available fields not shown on the screen. Use the up and down arrow keys to scroll through all
the available fields.
The BIOS Setup Utility does not require an operating system to run. After you power up the
system, the BIOS message appears on the screen and the memory count begins. After the
memory test, the message “Press DEL to run setup” will appear on the screen. 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.
Submenu
When ““ appears on the left of a particular field, it indicates that a submenu which contains
additional options are available for that field. To display the submenu, move the highlight to
that field and press <Enter>.
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AMI BIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Main
The Advanced menu allows you to configure your system for basic operation. Some entries are
defaults required by the system board, while others, if enabled, will improve the performance
of your system or let you set some features according to your preference.
The Main menu is the first screen that you will see when you enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Main
Important:
Setting incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
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Advanced
Chipset
Save & Exit
Boot
Security
BIOS Information
BIOS Vendor
Build Date and Time
Choose the system default
language
American Megatrends
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Main
Memory Information
Total Memory
1024 MB (DDR3)
System Language
[English]
System Date
System Time
[Fri 12/13/2013]
[14:36:39]
Access Level
Administraor
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
System ACPI Parameters

ACPI
Settings

Trusted Computing

WHEA Configuration

PC Health Status

CPU Configuration

SATA Configuration

Intel TXT(LT-SX) Configuration

USB Configuration

AST1400 Super IO Configuration

Network Stack

WatchDog Configuration
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit

Intel(R)
82580
82580
82580

Intel(R) 82580

Intel(R)

Intel(R)
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System Date
Gigabit
Gigabit
Gigabit
Gigabit
Network
Network
Network
Network
Connection
Connection
Connection
Connection
-
00:01:29:11......
00:01:29:22......
00:01:29:33......
00:01:29:44......


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Version 2.15.1229. Copyright (C) 2012 American Megatrends, Inc.
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 1980 to 2099.
System 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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ACPI Settings
Trusted Computing
This section is used to configure the System ACPI settings.
This section configures settings relevant to Trusted Computing innovations.
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Advanced
ACPI Settings
[Enabled]
[S3 only(Suspend to.....)]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Enable Hibernation
ACPI Sleep State
S3 Video Repost
Resume by PME
Resume by USB
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2012 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Enables or Disables System ability to Hibernate
(OS/S4/Sleep State). This
option may be not effective with sonme OS.
Configuration
Security Device Support
Current Status Information
No Security Device Found
[Enable]
Enables or Disables
BIOS support for security
device. O.S will not show
Security Device. TCG
EFI protocol and INT1A
interface will not be
available.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save and Reset
ESC: Exit
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Security Device Support
This field is used to enable or disable BIOS supporting for the security device. O.S will
not show the security device. TCG EFI protocol and INT1A interface will not be
available.
Enable Hibernation
When this function is enabled, the system will enter the hibernate mode (OS/S4 sleep
state). This function is not applicable to some OS.
ACPI Sleep State
Selects the highest ACPI sleep state the system will enter when the Suspend button is
pressed.
S3(STR) Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
S3 Video Repost
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.
Resume by PME
Enables this field to use the PME signal to wake up the system.
Resume by USB
When Enabled, this system uses the USB signal to carry out a wakeup event.
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WHEA Configuration
PC Health Status
This section is used to configure the general WHEA settings.
This section displays the hardware health monitor.
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Advanced
[Enabled]
WHEA Support

Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2012 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Enable or disable
Windows Hardware Error
Architecture.
CPU0 Temperature
: +50C
CPU1 Temperature
: +57C
SYS1 Temperature
: +54C
SYS2 Temperature
: +50C
SYS3 Temperature
: +56C
SYS4 Temperature
: +57C
CPU0 FAN Speed
: 2244 RPM
CPU1 FAN Speed
: 2218 RPM
SYS FAN1 Speed
: N/A
SYS FAN2 Speed
: N/A
SYS FAN3 Speed
: N/A
SYS FAN4 Speed
: N/A
SYS FAN5 Speed
: N/A
SYS FAN6 Speed
: N/A
SYS FAN7 Speed
: N/A
 Select Screen
CPU0 Vcore
: +0.860V

Select Item
CPU1 Vcore
: +0.896V
Enter: Select
CPU0 VTT
: +1.045V
+/-: Change Opt.
CPU1 VTT
: +1.048V
F1: General Help
DDR3 CHAB Voltage
: +1.542V
F2: Previous Values
DDR3 CHCD Voltage
: +1.549V
F3: Optimized Defaults
DDR3 CHEF Voltage
: +1.542V
F4: Save & Reset
DDR3 CHGH Voltage
: +1.542V
ESC: Exit
1V1SB
: +1.138V
AUX 3V3
: +3.430V
VBAT
: +3.413V
+5VSB
: +5.232V
+5V
: +5.265V
3V3
: +3.400V
+12V
: +12.500V
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
WHEA Support
Enables or disables the Windows hardware error architecture.
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CPU Configuration
Intel Virtualization Technology
This section is used to configure the CPU. It will also display the detected CPU information.
When this field is set to Enabled, the VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology.

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CPU Configuration

Socket

Socket
Socket 0/1 CPU Information
Socket specific CPU
information.
This field only displays the socket 0 and 1 specific CPU information.
0 CPU Information
1 CPU Information
CPU Speed
64-bit
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2300 MHz
Supported
Hyper-threading
Active Processor Cores
Limit CPUID Maximum
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Virtualization Technology

CPU Power Management Configuration
Socket 0/1 CPU Information
[Enabled]
[All]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
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Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 2.30GHz
CPU Signature
Microcode Patch
Max CPU Speed
Min CPU Speed
Processor Cores
Intel HT Technology
Intel VT-X Technology
Intel SMX Technology
206d5
513
2300 MHz
1200 MHz
6
Supported
Supported
Supported
L1
L1
L2
L3
32 KB x 6
32 KB x 6
256 KB x 6
15360 KB
Data Cache
Code Cache
Cache
Cache
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Hyper-threading
Enables this field for Windows XP and Linux which are optimized for Hyper-Threading
technology. Select disabled for other OSes not optimized for Hyper-Threading technology. When disabled, only one thread per enabled core is enabled.
Active Processor Cores
Number of cores to enable in each processor package.
Limit CPUID Maximum
The CPUID instruction of some newer CPUs will return a value greater than 3. The
default is Disabled because this problem does not exist in the Windows series operating
systems. If you are using an operating system other than Windows, this problem may
occur. To avoid this problem, enable this field to limit the return value to 3 or lesser
than 3.
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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CPU Power Management Configuration
EIST
This field configures parameters of the CPU power management.
Enables or disables the Enhanced SpeedStep Technology.
Turbo Mode
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Power Technology
Energy Performance
Enables or disables the Turbo Mode.
Enable the power management features.
CPU Power Management Configuration
[Energy Efficient]
[Balanced Performance]
CPU C3/C6 Report
Enables or disables the CPU Core C3/C6 report to OS.
Package C State Limit
Selects the limitation of the packae C state.
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Select Item
Enter: Select
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F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Energy Performance
Optimizes betwen the performance and the power saving. Windows 2008 and later
OSes override this values according to its power plan.
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Power Technology
Enables or disables the power management function.
When the custom feature is selected, it will display the following information:
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Enable the power management features.
CPU Power Management Configuration
Power Technology
EIST
Turbo Mode
CPU C3 Report
CPU C6 Report
Package C State Limit
Energy Performance
[Custom]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[No Limit]
[Balanced Performance]
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When AHCI or RAID mode is selected in the SATA Mode Selection, it will display the
following information:
SATA Configuration
This section is used to configure the settings of SATA device.
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SATA Configuration
SATA Port
SATA Port
SATA Port
SATA Port
SATA Port
SATA Port
0
1
2
3
4
5
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
SATA Port 6(SCU)
SATA Port 7(SCU)
SATA Port 8(SCU)
SATA Port 9(SCU)
SATA (Port0~Port5) Mode
Serial-ATA Controller 0
Serial-ATA Controller 1
Present
Present
Present
Present
Present
Present
Not Present
Not Present
Not Present
Not Present
[IDE Mode]
[Compatible]
[Enhanced]
SATA Configuration
(1) IDE Mode
(2) AHCI Mode
(3) RAID Mode.
SATA Port
SATA Port
SATA Port
SATA Port
SATA Port
SATA Port
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0
1
2
3
4
5
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Present
Present
Present
Present
Present
Present
SATA Port 6(SCU)
SATA Port 7(SCU)
SATA Port 8(SCU)
SATA Port 9(SCU)
SATA (Port0~Port5) Mode
Not Present
Not Present
Not Present
Not Present
[AHCI Mode]
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
0
1
2
3
4
5
Hot
Hot
Hot
Hot
Hot
Hot
Plug
Plug
Plug
Plug
Plug
Plug
(1) IDE Mode
(2) AHCI Mode
(3) RAID Mode.
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Port 0~5 Hot Plug
SATA Mode
Enables or disables the support of the SATA port hot plug.
The mode selection determines how the SATA controller(s) operates.
IDE Mode
This option configures the Serial ATA drives as Parallel ATA storage devices.
AHCI Mode
This option allows the Serial ATA devices to use AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface).
SATA Controller 0/1
This field is used to enable or disable the Serial ATA controller 0/1.
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Intel TXT(LT-SX) Configuration
USB Configuration
This field displays the configuration of the Intel Trusted Execution Technology.
This section is used to configure the parameters of the USB device.
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Intel TXT(LT-SX) Hardware Support
CPU: TXT Feature
Chipset: TXT Feature
USB Configuration
Supported
Supported
USB Devices:
1 Keyboard, 2 Mice, 2 Hubs
Intel TXT(LT-SX) Configuration
TXT Support
Legacy USB Support
EHCI Hand-off
Disabled
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables Legacy USB
support. AUTO option
disables legacy support if
no USB devices are
connected. DISABLE
option will keep USB
devices available only for
EFI applications.
Intel TXT(LT-SX) Dependencies
The following must be supported and enabled.
VT-d Support
VT Support
TPM Support
TPM State
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
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Legacy USB Support
Enabled
Enables legacy USB.
Auto
Disables support for legacy when no USB devices are connected.
Disabled
Keeps USB devices available only for EFI applications.
EHCI Hand-off
This is a workaround for OSes that does not support EHCI hand-off. The EHCI ownership change should be claimed by the EHCI driver.
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AST1400 Super IO Configuration
This section is used to configure the I/O functions supported by the onboard Super I/O chip.
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Restore AC Power Loss
help.
AST1400 Super IO Configuration
AST1400 Super IO Chip

Serial

Serial
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Serial Port 1 Configuration
AST1400
Port 0 Configuration
Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=2F8h; IRQ=3;
Change Settings
Device Mode
[Auto]
[24MHz/13]
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Serial Port 0 Configuration to Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port
Sets the parameters of serial port 0 (COM A) and serial port 1 (COM B).
Enables or disables the serial port (COM).
Change Settings
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Serial Port 0 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;
Change Settings
Device Mode
[Auto]
[24MHz/13]
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
Selects the IO/IRQ settings for the super I/O device.
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
Device Mode
Selects SUART clock source.
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F4:
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ESC: Exit
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Network Stack
Ipv4 PXE Support
This section is used to enable or disable UEFI network stack.
When enabled, Ipv4 PXE boot supports. When disabled, Ipv4 PXE boot option will not
be created.
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[Disabled]
Network Stack
Ipv6 PXE Support
Enable/Disable UEFI
network stack.


Enter:
+/-:
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
When enabled, Ipv6 PXE boot supports. When disabled, Ipv6 PXE boot option will not
be created.
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Previous Values
Optimized Defaults
Save and Reset
Exit
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When Network Stack is enabled, it will display the following information:
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Network Stack
Ipv4 PXE Support
Ipv6 PXE Support
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enable/Disable UEFI
network stack.
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Enter:
+/-:
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Previous Values
Optimized Defaults
Save and Reset
Exit
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WatchDog Configuration
Intel(R) 82580 Gigabit Network Connection - 00:01:29:11...
This field is used to enable or disable the Watchdog timer function.
This section is used to configure parameters of the Gigabit Ethernet device.
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WatchDog1 function
[Disabled]
Enable/Disable AST1400
WatchDog Timer.
Click to configure the
network device port.
PORT CONFIGURATION MENU
Configuration
NIC
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Enter:
+/-:
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
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General Help
Previous Values
Optimized Defaults
Save and Reset
Exit
Blink LEDs (range 0-15 seconds)
0
PORT CONFIGURATION INFORMATION
UEFI Driver:
Adapter PBA:
Chip Type:
PCI Device ID
PCI Bus: Device: Function:
Link Status
Factory MAC Address:
Alternate MAC Address:
Intel(R) PR0/1000 5.3.00
FFFFFF-OFF
Intel 82580
150E
5:0:0
[Disconnected]
00:01:29:11:11:11
00:01:29:11:11:11
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F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
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General Help
Previous Values
Optimized Defaults
Save and Reset
Exit
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NIC Configuration
This field is used to configure the network device.
Blink LEDs
Blink LEDs for the specified duration (up to 15 seconds).
Link Status
This field indicates the link status of the network device.
Alternate MAC Address
Alternates assigned MAC address of Ethernet port.
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Intel(R) 82580 Gigabit Network Connection - 00:01:29:22...
Intel(R) 82580 Gigabit Network Connection - 00:01:29:33...
This section is used to configure parameters of the Gigabit Ethernet device.
This section is used to configure parameters of the Gigabit Ethernet device.
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Click to configure the
network device port.
PORT CONFIGURATION MENU
Configuration
Blink LEDs (range 0-15 seconds)
PORT CONFIGURATION INFORMATION
UEFI Driver:
Adapter PBA:
Chip Type:
PCI Device ID
PCI Bus: Device: Function:
Link Status
Factory MAC Address:
Alternate MAC Address:
Click to configure the
network device port.
PORT CONFIGURATION MENU
Configuration
NIC
NIC
0
Blink LEDs (range 0-15 seconds)
0
Intel(R) PR0/1000 5.3.00
FFFFFF-OFF
Intel 82580
150E
5:0:1
[Disconnected]
00:01:29:22:22:22
00:01:29:22:22:22
PORT CONFIGURATION INFORMATION
UEFI Driver:
Adapter PBA:
Chip Type:
PCI Device ID
PCI Bus: Device: Function:
Link Status
Factory MAC Address:
Alternate MAC Address:
Intel(R) PR0/1000 5.3.00
FFFFFF-OFF
Intel 82580
150E
5:0:2
[Disconnected]
00:01:29:33:33:33
00:01:29:33:33:33
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F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
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Select
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Save and Reset
Exit
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Enter:
+/-:
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Previous Values
Optimized Defaults
Save and Reset
Exit
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NIC Configuration
NIC Configuration
This field is used to configure the network device.
This field is used to configure the network device.
Blink LEDs
Blink LEDs
Blink LEDs for the specified duration (up to 15 seconds).
Blink LEDs for the specified duration (up to 15 seconds).
Link Status
Link Status
This field indicates the link status of the network device.
This field indicates the link status of the network device.
Alternate MAC Address
Alternate MAC Address
Alternates assigned MAC address of Ethernet port.
Alternates assigned MAC address of Ethernet port.
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Intel(R) 82580 Gigabit Network Connection - 00:01:29:44...
This section is used to configure parameters of the Gigabit Ethernet device.
This section configures relevant chipset functions.
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Main
Click to configure the
network device port.
PORT CONFIGURATION MENU
Configuration
North
Blink LEDs (range 0-15 seconds)
0
Intel(R) PR0/1000 5.3.00
FFFFFF-OFF
Intel 82580
150E
5:0:3
[Disconnected]
00:01:29:44:44:44
00:01:29:44:44:44
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
Enter:
+/-:
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
Bridge
North Bridge Parameters
South Bridge
ME Subsystem
NIC
PORT CONFIGURATION INFORMATION
UEFI Driver:
Adapter PBA:
Chip Type:
PCI Device ID
PCI Bus: Device: Function:
Link Status
Factory MAC Address:
Alternate MAC Address:
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Chipset
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
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Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Previous Values
Optimized Defaults
Save and Reset
Exit
Enter:
+/-:
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
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Select
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Save and Reset
Exit
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NIC Configuration
This field is used to configure the network device.
Blink LEDs
Blink LEDs for the specified duration (up to 15 seconds).
Link Status
This field indicates the link status of the network device.
Alternate MAC Address
Alternates assigned MAC address of Ethernet port.
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North Bridge
IOH Configuration
This section is used to configure the parameters of North Bridge.
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Chipset
IOH

PCI-E Compatibility
PCIe3 Slot
PORT 1A Link Speed
PCIe4 Slot
PORT 2A Link Speed
PCIe2 Slot
PORT 3A Link Speed
PCIe1 Slot
PORT 1A Link Speed
PCIe6 Slot
PORT 2A Link Speed
PCIe5 Slot
PORT 3A Link Speed
IOH Configuration Page.
Configuration
Memory Configuration
Total Memory
Current Memory Mode
Current Memory Speed
Mirroring
Sparing
Memory Mode
DDR Speed
DIMM
Information
1024 MB (DDR3)
Independent
1066 MHz
Not Possible
Not Possible
[Independent]
[Auto]
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F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
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Optimized Defaults
Save and Reset
Exit
Intel(R) VT for Directed
I/O Configuration.
Intel(R) VT for Directed I/O Configuration
[Disabled]
[x8]
[GEN1]
[x16]
[GEN2]
[x16]
[GEN2]
[x8]
[GEN2]
[x16]
[GEN2]
[x16]
[GEN2]
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F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
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Select
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Select the target link speed: Gen1, Gen2 or Gen3.
Memory Mode
Intel(R) VT for Directed I/O Configuration
Selects the mode for memory initialization: Independent, Mirroring, Lock Step or Sparing.
Enables or disables Intel(R) Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O device.
DDR Speed
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Chipset
Selects the DDR3 Speed.
Intel(R) VT-d
[Disabled]
Enable/Disable Intel(R)
Virtualization Technology
for Directed I/O.
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Enter:
+/-:
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Previous Values
Optimized Defaults
Save and Reset
Exit
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South Bridge
DIMM Information
This section is used to configure the parameters of South Bridge.
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Chipset
CPU Socket 0 DIMM Information
Node
Node
Node
Node
Node
Node
Node
Node
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ch
Ch
Ch
Ch
Ch
Ch
Ch
Ch
0
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
Dimm
Dimm
Dimm
Dimm
Dimm
Dimm
Dimm
Dimm
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
Not Present
Not Present
Not Present
Not Present
Not Present
Not Present
Present 1024MB Independent
Not Present
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Ch
Ch
Ch
Ch
Ch
Ch
Ch
Ch
0
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
Dimm
Dimm
Dimm
Dimm
Dimm
Dimm
Dimm
Dimm
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Present
Present
Present
Present
Present
Present
Present
Present
Patsburg
06 (C1 Stepping)
Specify what state to go to
when power is re-applied
after a power failure (G3
State).
SB Chipset Configuration
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
CPU Socket 1 DIMM Information
Node
Node
Node
Node
Node
Node
Node
Node
PCH Information
Name
Stepping
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save and Reset
ESC: Exit
After G3
Disable SCU devices
Onboard SAS Oprom/Driver
Onboard SATA RAID Oprom/Driver
[Power On]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
High Precision Event Timer Configuration
High Precision Timer
[Enabled]
USB
Configuration
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
Enter:
+/-:
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Previous Values
Optimized Defaults
Save and Reset
Exit
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Specifies what state to go to when the power is reapplied after a power failure (3
State).
Power Off
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system’s power is off. You must
press the Power button to power-on the system.
Power On
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will automatically power-on.
Last State
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.
Disable SCU devices
Enables or disables the patsburg SCU devices. SMBus 0/1/2 will be disabled while SCU
devices are disabled.
Onboard SAS Oprom/Driver
Controls whether to enable the onboard SAS option ROM or EFI driver.
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USB Configuration
Controls whether to enable the onboard SATA option ROM or EFI driver.
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Chipset
High Precision Timer
USB Configuration
Enables or disables the High Precision Event Timer.
Enabled/Disabled All USB
Devices.
All USB Devices
[Enabled]
ECHI Controller 1
ECHI Controller 2
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
USB Port 4
USB Port 5
USB Port 6
USB Port 7
USB Port 10
USB Port 11
USB Port 12
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]


Enter:
+/-:
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Previous Values
Optimized Defaults
Save and Reset
Exit
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All USB Devices
Enables or disables all USB devices.
ECHI Controller 1/2
Enables or disables the USB 2.0 (EHCI) support.
USB Port
Enables or disables the USB port.
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Boot
ME Subsystem
This section is used to configure the parameters of ME Subsystem.
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Main
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Chipset
Chipset
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
Quiet Boot
[Disabled]
Boot Option Priorities
Boot Option #1
[SATA SS: ST3500410.....]
Enables or disables Quiet
Boot option.
ME Subsystem Help
Intel ME Subsystem Configuration
ME Version
ME Subsystem
ME Temporary Disable
End of Post Message
Execute MEBx
Advanced
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Hard Drive BBS Priorities
 CSM Parameters
[Enabled]
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Quiet Boot
ME Subsystem
Enables or disables the quiet boot function.
The ME subsystem help.
ME Temporary Disable
Boot Option #1
The ME temporary disable help.
Sets the system boot order.
End of Post Message
Hard Drive BBS Priorities
The end of post messae help.
Sets the order of the legacy devices in this group.
Execute MEBx
Note:
SATA 6 to SATA 9 on the RL830-C604 system board do not support the DVD boot
function.
Execute MEBx help.
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CSM Parameters
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
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Save & Exit
Main
Launch CSM
Boot option filter
Launch PXE OpROM policy
Launch Storage OpROM policy
Launch Video OpROM policy
[Enabled]
[UEFI and Legacy]
[Do not launch]
[Legacy only]
[Legacy only]
Other PCI device ROM priority
[UEFI OpROM]
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
This option controls if
CSM will be launched.
Password Description


If ONLY the Administrator’s password is set,
then this only limits access to Setup and is only
asked for when entering Setup.
If ONLY the User’s password is set, then this
is a power on password and must be entered to
boot or enter Setup. In Setup the User will have
Administrator rights.
The password length must be
in the following range:
Minimum length
3
Maximum length
20
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Administrator Password
User Password
Security
Save & Exit
Set Administrator
Password.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Boot option filter
Administrator Password
This option controls what devices system can be boot to.
Sets the administrator password.
Launch PXE OpROM policy
Controls the execution of UEFI and legacy PXE OpROM.
User Password
Launch Storage OpROM policy
Sets the user password.
Controls the execution of UEFI and legacy storage OpROM.
Launch Video OpROM policy
Controls the execution of UEFI and legacy Video OpROM.
Other PCI device ROM priority
For PCI devices other than Network, Mass Storage, or Video defines which
OpROM to launch.
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Save & Exit
Restore User Defaults
To restore user default to all the setup options, select this field and then press
<Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to restore user default.
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
Reset the system after
saving the changes.
Attempts to Launch EFI Shell application (Shellx64.efi) from one of the available
filesystem devices.
Save Options
Save Changes
Discard Changes
Restore Defaults
Save as User Defaults
Restore User Defaults
Boot Override
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Save Changes and Reset
To save the changes, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box will
appear. Select Yes to reset the system after saving all changes made.
Discard Changes and Reset
To discard the changes, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box will
appear. Select Yes to reset the system setup without saving any changes.
Save Changes
Saves changes done so far to any of the setup options.
Discard Changes
Discards changes done so far to any of the setup options.
Restore Defaults
To restore and load the optimized default values, select this field and then press
<Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to restore the default values of all the
setup options.
Save as User Defaults
To save changes done so far as user default, select this field and then press <Enter>.
A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to save values as user default.
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Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash utility, AFUDOS.
EXE. Please contact technical support or your sales representative for the files.
To execute the utility, type:
A:> AFUDOS BIOS_File_Name /b /p /n
then press <Enter>.
C:\AFU\AFUDOS>afudos filename /B /P /N
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|
|
AMI Firmware Update Utility(APTIO) v2.25
|
Copyright (C)2008 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Reading file ..............................
Erasing flash .............................
Writing flash .............................
Verifying flash ..........................
Erasing BootBlock ....................
Writing BootBlock ....................
Verifying BootBlock .................
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
C:\AFU\AFUDOS>
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Chapter 4 - Supported Software
Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities and software applications
required to enhance the performance of the system board.
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.
Insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Mainboard Utility CD) will appear. If
after inserting the CD, “Autorun” did not automatically start (which is, the Mainboard Utility
CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root directory of the CD and double-click
“Setup”.
To install the utility, click “Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the
utility. Click Next.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
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Aspeed Graphics Drivers
3. Go through the readme
document for more installation tips then click Next.
To install the driver, click “Aspeed Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Prepare to install the driver.
2. Setup is ready to install the
driver and then click “Next”.
4. Click Finish to exit setup.
3. Click “Install“ to begin the
installation.
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Intel LAN Drivers
4. The installing status of
the program feature you
selected.
To install the driver, click “Intel LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click “Next.”
5. After completing the installation, click “Finish.”
2. Click “I accept the terms in
the license agreement” and
then click “Next.”
6. Click “Yes“ to restart your
system.
3. Select the program featuers
you want installed and then
click “Next.”
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Intel Management Engine Interface
4. Click Install to begin the
installation.
To install the driver, click “Intel Management Engine Interface” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click “Next.”
5. After completing the installation, click “Finish.”
2. Read the license agreement
then click “Yes.”
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
3. Setup is currently installing
the driver. After installation
has completed, click “Next.”
The Intel Rapid Storage Technology is a utility that allows you to monitor the current status
of the SATA drives. It enables enhanced performance and power management for the storage
subsystem.
To install the driver, click “Intel Rapid Storage Technology” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to install
the utility. Click “Next.”
4. After completing the installation, click “Finish.”
2. Read the warning and then
click “Yes.”
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6. Click “Yes, I want to restart my
computer now” and then click
“Finish.”
3. Read the license agreement and
then click “Yes.”
Restarting the system will allow the
new software installation to take
effect.
4. Go through the readme document
for system requirements and installation tips. Then, click “Next.”
5. Setup is now installing the utility.
Click “Next” to continue.
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DFI Utility
3. Click “Install” to begin the
installation.
DFI Utility provides information about the board, Watchdog,and DIO. To access the utility, click
“DFI Utility” on the main menu.
Note:
If you are using Windows 7, you need to access the operating system as an
administrator to be able to install the utility.
1. Setup is ready to instal
the DFI Utility driver
Click “Next”.
4. After completing the installa
tion, click “Finish”.
2. Click “I accept the terms in
the license agreement” then
click “Next”.
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The DFI Utility icon will appear on the desktop. Double-click the icon to open the utility.
Information
HW Health Set
HW Health
WatchDog
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F6 Floppy
Infineon TPM Driver and Tool (option)
This is used to create a floppy driver diskette needed when you install Windows® XP using
the F6 installation method. This will allow you to install the operating system onto a hard drive
when in AHCI mode.
To install the driver, click “Infineon TPM driver and tool (option)” on the main menu.
1.The setup program is preparing
to install the driver.
1.Insert a blank floppy diskette.
2.Locate for the drivers in the CD then copy them to the floppy diskette. The CD includes
drivers for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. The path to the drivers are shown
below.
32-bit
CD Drive:\AHCI_RAID\F6FLOPPY\f6flpy32
64-bit
CD Drive:\AHCI_RAID\F6FLOPPY\f6flpy64
2.The setup program is now ready
to install the utility. Click Next.
3.Click “I accept the terms in the
license agreement” and then
click “Next”.
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4.Enter the necessary information
and then click Next.
7.TPM requires installing the Microsoft Visual C++ package prior to
installing the utility. Click Install.
5.Select a setup type and then click
Next.
8.The setup program is currently
installing the Microsoft Visual
C++ package.
9.Click Finish.
6.Click Install.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3
10. Click “Yes“ to restart your system.
To install the reader, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3” on the main menu.
1. Click Next to install or click
Change Destination Folder
to select another folder.
2. Click Install to begin installation.
3. Click Finish to exit installation.
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Appendix A
Appendix A - NLITE and AHCI Installation Guide
4. Insert the XP installation
disc into an optical drive.
nLite
5. Launch nLite. The Welcome
screen will appear. Click
Next.
nLite is an application program that allows you to customize your XP installation disc by
integrating the RAID/AHCI drivers into the disc. By using nLite, the F6 function key usually
required during installation is no longer needed.
Note:
The installation steps below are based on nLite version 1.4.9. Installation procedures
may slightly vary if you’re using another version of the program.
1. Download the program from nLite’s offical website.
http://www.nliteos.com/download.html
2. Install nLite.
Important:
Due to it’s coding with Visual.Net, you may need to first install .NET Framework prior
to installing nLite.
6.Click Next to temporarily
save the Windows installation files to the designated
default folder.
3. Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files from Intel’s website. The drivers you choose will
depend on the operating system and chipset used by your computer.
The downloaded driver files
should include iaahci.cat,
iaAHCI.inf, iastor.cat, iaStor.
inf, IaStor.sys, license.txt
and TXTSETUP.OEM.
If you want to save them
in another folder, click
Browse, select the folder
and then click Next.
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7.Click Next.
9.Click Insert and then
select Multiple driver
folder to select the drivers
you will integrate. Click
Next.
8. In the Task Selection dialog
box, click Drivers and
Bootable ISO. Click Next.
10. Select only the drivers appropriate for the Windows
version that you are using
and then click OK.
Integrating 64-bit drivers
into 32-bit Windows or
vice versa will cause file
load errors and failed
installation.
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11. If you are uncertain of
the southbridge chip used
on your motherboard,
select all RAID/AHCI
controllers and then click
OK.
13. The program is currently
integrating the drivers
and applying changes to
the installation.
14. When the program is
finished applying the
changes, click Next.
12. Click Next.
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15. To create an image,
select the Create Image
mode under the General
section and then click
Next.
17. You have finished customizing the Windows
XP installation disc. Click
Finish.
Enter the BIOS utility to
configure the SATA controller to RAID/AHCI. You
can now install Windows
XP.
16. Or you can choose to
burn it directly to a disc
by selecting the Direct
Burn mode under the
General section.
Select the optical device
and all other necessary
settings and then click
Next.
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AHCI
5. In the Hardware Update
Wizard dialog box, select
“No, not this time” then
click Next.
The installation steps below will guide you in configuring your SATA drive to AHCI mode.
1. Enter the BIOS utility and configure the SATA controller to IDE mode.
2. Install Windows XP but do not press F6.
3. Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files supported by the motherboard chipset from
Intel’s website.
Transfer the downloaded
driver files to C:\AHCI.
6.Select “Install from a
list or specific location
(Advanced)” and then
click Next.
4. Open Device Manager and
right click on one of the
Intel Serial ATA Storage
Controllers, then select
Update Driver.
7.Select “Don’t search. I
will choose the driver
to install” and then click
Next.
If the controller you
selected did not work, try
selecting another one.
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11. A warning message
appeared because the selected SATA controller did
not match your hardware
device.
8.Click “Have Disk”.
Ignore the warning and
click Yes to proceed.
12. Click Finish.
9. Select C:\AHCI\iaAHCI.inf
and then click Open.
13. The system’s settings
have been changed.
Windows XP requires that
you restart the computer.
Click Yes.
14. Enter the BIOS utility and
modify the SATA controller from IDE to AHCI. By
doing so, Windows will
work normally with the
SATA controller that is in
AHCI mode.
10. Select the appropriate
AHCI Controller of your
hardware device and
then click Next.
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Appendix B - Watchdog Sample Code
Watch Dog ISI Programing Guide
; Using DFI Utility (ISIDll.dll) library function
WD_Init
WD_SerTimerValue
WD_GetTimerValue
-------------------------------------------------------------WD_Init function
Initial the Watch Dog Timer Module
Syntax
Int WD_Init(void);
Return value
If the return value isn’t NULL ,the initial procedure failed.
WD_SerTimerValue function
Setting the Watch Dog Timer counting Value
Syntax
Int WD_SerTimerValue(unsigned char ucData);
Input value
The ucData represent the counting value. If the value is 0x00,
Watch dog timer will stop counting.
Return value
If the return value isn’t NULL , the setting procedure failed.
WD_GetTimerValue function
Getting the Watch Dog Timer runtime value.
Syntax
Unsigned char WD_GetTimerValue(void);
Return value
The return value represent the timer runtime value.
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Appendix C - System Error Message
Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
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.
HDD initialization error.
Error Messages
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
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:
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Sector Verify failed.
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller is pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Important:
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.
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
being pressed during the boot.
correctly and no keys are
Manufacturing POST loop
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
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.
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.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
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.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
Floppy type mismatch.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
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Appendix D - Troubleshooting Checklist
The picture seems to be constantly moving.
Troubleshooting Checklist
1. The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical sync.
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.
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that may be creating a magnetic
field around the display.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter problems while using your
system are listed below.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported by this monitor.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
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.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
Power Supply
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.
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
4. The monitor is turned on.
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.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted properly.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is set for the correct type of
voltage you are using.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord and install a new one if
necessary.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system and is set up correctly.
Monitor/Display
Floppy Drive
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
1. The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette and try again.
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.
2. The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not write-protected.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the monitor and the system’s
display adapter.
3. You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path statement to make sure you are
writing to the targeted drive.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s brightness control knob.
4. There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another diskette with adequate storage
space.
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Hard Drive
System Board
Hard disk failure.
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.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has been entered in the BIOS.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are properly set.
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.
3. Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
Excessively long formatting period.
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.
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.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and load the BIOS defaults.
Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is outputting garbled
characters.
1. Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that the device is on-line.
2. Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on the rear of the computer.
3. Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a serial port that is working
and configured correctly. If the serial device does not work, either the cable or the serial
device has a problem. If the serial device works, the problem may be due to the onboard
I/O or the address setting.
4. Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
1. Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2. Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and that no keys are pressed during the booting process.
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Appendix D Troubleshooting Checklist
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