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EVOC EC7-1817LNAR User manual
EC7-1817LNAR
基于 Chief rive 平台(IVY bridge CPU+QM67
PCH)的 MINI-ITX 主板
MINI-ITX motherboard based on Chief
River platform (IVY Bridge CPU+QM67
PCH)
Version: C02
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Safety Instructions
1.
Please read this manual carefully before using the product;
2.
Leave the board or card in the antistatic bag until you are ready to use it;
3.
Touch a grounded metal object (e.g. for 10 seconds) before removing the board
or card from the anti-static bag;
4.
Before installing or removing a board, wear the ESD gloves or ESD wrist strap;
handle the board by its edges only;
5.
Before inserting, removing or re-configuring motherboards or expansion cards,
first disconnect the computer and peripherals from their power sources to
prevent electric shock to human bodies or damage to the product;
6.
Remember to disconnect the AC power cord from the socket before removing
the board or moving the PC;
7.
For PC products, remember to disconnect the computer and peripherals from the
power sources before inserting or removing a board;
8.
Before connecting or disconnecting any terminal, peripheral or any device, be
sure the system is powered off and all the power sources are disconnected;
9.
After turning off the computer, wait at least 30 seconds before turning it back on
Contents
Chapter 1 Product Introduction.....................................................................................1
Overview ..............................................................................................................1
Mechanical Dimensions, Weight and Environment ..............................................1
Typical Consumption ............................................................................................1
Microprocessor .....................................................................................................2
Chipset ..................................................................................................................2
System Memory....................................................................................................2
Display Function...................................................................................................2
Network Function .................................................................................................3
Audio Function .....................................................................................................3
Power Feature .......................................................................................................3
Expansion Bus ......................................................................................................4
Watchdog Function ...............................................................................................4
Operating System..................................................................................................4
On-board I/O.........................................................................................................4
Chapter 2 Installation....................................................................................................5
Product Outline.....................................................................................................5
Locations of Connectors .......................................................................................6
Structure................................................................................................................7
Jumper Setting ......................................................................................................8
Install the System Memory ...................................................................................9
Serial Port .............................................................................................................9
LCD Backlight Control Connector .....................................................................10
USB Port.............................................................................................................10
Display Connector .............................................................................................. 11
Audio Connector.................................................................................................14
Status Indicating and Control Connector ............................................................14
Power Connector ................................................................................................15
SATA Connector .................................................................................................15
Hot-swap of SATA Hard Disk.............................................................................15
LAN Port ............................................................................................................17
Switch .................................................................................................................18
GPIO Connector .................................................................................................18
Fan Connector.....................................................................................................18
TPM Pin Header .................................................................................................19
Mini PCIe Connector ..........................................................................................20
PCIe x4 Slot........................................................................................................21
Install the CPU....................................................................................................21
Install the CPU Fan.............................................................................................22
Chapter 3 BIOS Setup ................................................................................................23
UEFI Overview...................................................................................................23
UEFI Parameter Setup ........................................................................................23
Basic Function Setting for UEFI.........................................................................24
System Resource Managed by UEFI under X86 Platform..................................43
Chapter 4 Install the Drivers.......................................................................................46
Appendix ....................................................................................................................47
Watchdog Programming Guide...........................................................................47
GPIO Programming Guide .................................................................................50
Troubleshooting and Solutions ...........................................................................53
Chapter 1 Product Introduction
Chapter 1 Product Introduction
Overview
This product is a high performance MINI-ITX motherboard based on Intel® Chief
River platform (IVY Bridge CPU+QM67 PCH). It supports the latest IVY Bridge
CPU, 22nm process, and is downward compatible with Sandy Bridge CPU. It also
supports VGA/DVI/HDMI/Display port/dual-channel LVDS.It provides four SATA
connectors; SATA1 and SATA2 support third generation SATA standard (6 Gbps
data transmission). It also supports RAID 0/1/5/10; twelve USB2.0 ports; one Gigabit
LAN port; one HDA AUDIO connector; one PCIe x4 slot; two RS-232 COMs; one
8-bit digital IO connector; one TPM pin header; one 80-digital display port on-board;
one Mini PCIe socket and two vertical DDR3 SO-DIMM slots, supporting DDR3
1066/1333/1600 Un-buffered NON-ECC memory.
Mechanical Dimensions, Weight and Environment

Dimensions: 170mm (L) x 177.8mm (W) x 44.2mm (H);

Net Weight:0.336Kg;

Operating Environment:
Temperature: 0C ~ 60C;
Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing);

Storage Environment:
Temperature: -40C ~ 80C;
Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing);
Typical Consumption
The typical consumption is based on the following idle status values.
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CPU: Intel® i5 Q15K 2.20GHz
Memory: DDR3 1333 1GB Kingston*2
HDD: Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB 7200.12 SATA
Samsung TS-H653 DVD RW SATA

+12V@1.15A; +5%/-3%;
Microprocessor
It supports Intel® rPGA988 package IVY Bridge, Sandy Bridge Mobile SV
NON-ECC processors, such as Intel® CoreTM i7, Intel® CoreTM i5, Intel® CoreTMi3
and Intel® Celeron® processor, etc.
Chipset
Mobile Intel® QM67 Express Chipset
System Memory
Provides two 204Pin DDRIII SO-DIMM memory slots, supporting Un-buffered
NON-ECC and dual-channel function. The maximum memory capacity supported by
a single memory slot is up to 8GB while the total memory capacity is up to 16GB.
Display Function

Adopts Intel® IVY bridge CPU built-in integrated graphics controller display
chip, supporting Direct X11.0; also supports Sandy bridge CPU built-in
graphics processing, supporting DirectX 10.1;

Supports VGA+LVDS, VGA+Display Port, VGA+HDMI and VGA+DVI
display and hot-swap function, all of which are synchronous output;
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VGA supports 2048x1536@75HZ, 32bit color depth in maximum; Display port
supports
2560x1200@60HZ
in
maximum;
DVI
and
HDMI
support
1920x1200@60HZ in maximum.
Network Function
Provides one 10/100/1000Mbps LAN port, supporting Wake-on-LAN, LAN PXE
booting and AMT7.0 functions. To enable the LAN wake-up function, please enter the
AMT setting interface to configure the relevant AMT parameters first. Please set as
follows:
A. Modify the parameters in [Intel ME General Settings]\[Power Control]\[Intel ME
On in Host sleep states] to: Mobile: ON in S0, ME Wake in S3, S4-5 (AC only);
B. Choose “Activate LAN Wake-up Function” in [Intel AMT Configuration].
Audio Function
Supporting HDA CODEC and MIC-in/Line-in/Line-out function.
Power Feature
Adopts single 12V Adapter power input, brought out various status power on-board;
supports ACPI function and S0, S1, S3, S4, S5, Deep Sleep S4, Deep Sleep S5 and
AMT7.0 functions.
Two ways to test the DSW function (Deep sleep S4/S5):
a) Enter via pressing “CTRL+P” --> Input the ME password--> Intel ME General
settings --> Power control --> Intel ME ON in host sleep states--> Choose Mobile:
ON in S0. Save and exit ME finally. Enter the M_off status after powering off the
computer.
b) Short JP2 via jumper cap and disable ME.
c) Press the POWER BUTTON to power off the computer after save the setting.
Measure VCC5SB via ammeter, at that time the power on VCC3SB has been disabled
while the power on VCC3_3DSW remains. That is to say the system has entered
DSW status.
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Expansion Bus

One PCIe x4 slot;

One Mini PCIe slot, complying with PCIE 2.0 specification.
Watchdog Function

255 levels, programmable by minute or second;

Watchdog timeout interrupt or reset system.
Operating System

Supported OSs: Windows XP, Windows 7 and Linux;
On-board I/O

Two serial ports, supporting RS-232 mode;

Four SATA connectors, supporting hot-swap function under RAID or AHCI
mode;
Note: When a large capacity HDD (e.g. 3TB) is used, users need to set time (e.g. 5
seconds) in HDD Latency Time under the Advanced menu in BIOS Setting, so that
HDD detection will not take too long.

Twelve USB2.0 ports;

One 8-channel digital I/O connector.
Notice for RAID Installation:
The default operating mode saved in BIOS for SATA is AHCI. Under AHCI mode, if
an operating system without AHCI driver is getting installed (such as WINDOWS
XP), USB floppy driver is required to load and install the AHCI driver before
installing the operating system.
Tips: how to identify the alarms
1. One short beep indicates that a system memory error occurs.;
2. Short beep indicates to power on the computer.
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Product Outline
10.2 H1
H2
170
154.9
6.2
H3
H4
157.5
170
Unit: mm
Warning!
Please adopt appropriate screws and proper installation methods (including
board allocation, CPU and heat sink installation, etc); otherwise, the board may
be damaged. It is recommended to use M3x6 GB9074.4-88 screws at H1 ~ H4.
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Locations of Connectors
H1
HDMI1
DP1
15
PWR1
AUDIO1
J3
J1
J2
J5
JP2
GPIO1
H2
PCIE1
J4
COM2
COM1
JLCD1
LCDB1
LVDS2
LVDS1
JP1
JM1
JCC1
SATA4
SATA3
SATA2
SATA1
52
MPCIE1
U3
2
51
CPUFAN1
FP2
FP3
U1
FP1 J7
H3
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DIMM1
J8
J6
DIMM2
SW1
PWR5
PWR4
PWR3
PWR2
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Structure
IVY Bridge
Sandy Bridge
SATA1-2 6Gbps
SATA3-4 3Gbps
RJ45+USB2.0*2
DP+USB2.0*2
HDMI+USB2.0*2
USB2.0 Header
PCIE P7
82579LM
SATA
MINI PCIE CONN
USB2.0
USB 2.0*3
VGA
CRT
DDPD
DVI-D
DDPC
HDMI
DDPB
DISPLAY PORT
QM67
BGA989 25*25mm
PCIE X4 SLOT2
3.5" JACK
PCIE P1-4
HDA AUDIO
HDA
SPI 8MB
2CH LVDS
LPC
SPI Flash
*2
RJ45
CONNECTOR
PCIE P8
USB 2.0*6
CougarPoint
LIN-IN
(Blue)
LIN-OUT
(Green)
MIC-IN
(PINK)
SODIMM#B NO-ECC
1066/1333
Channel B DDR3
DMIX4
FDI
rPGA989(Socket G2)
37.5*37.5mm
SODIMM#A NO-ECC
1066/1333
Channel A DDR3
LVDS
24bit/18bit
TPM Header
80 Debug port
COM1(RS232)
NCT6776F
Hardware Monitor
COM2(RS232)
8bit GPIO
WDT_OUT
Tip: How to identify the first pin of the jumpers and connectors
1.
Observe the letter beside the socket; it would be marked with “1” or bold lines
or triangular symbols;
2.
Observe the solder pad on the back; the square pad usually denotes the first pin.
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Jumper Setting
1.
JCC1: Clear/Keep CMOS Setting (Pitch: 2.54mm)
CMOS is powered by the button battery on board. Clearing CMOS will restore
original settings (factory default). The steps are listed as follows: (1) Turn off the
computer and unplug the power cable; (2) Instantly short circuit JCC1; (3) Turn on
the computer; (4) Follow the prompt on screen to enter BIOS setup when booting the
computer, load optimized defaults; (5) Save and exit. Please set as follows:
Setup
JCC1
2.
Function
1-2 Open
Normal (Default)
1-2 Short
Clear the contents of CMOS and all BIOS settings
will restore to factory default values.
JM1: Clear/Keep ME Register Setting (Pitch: 2.54mm)
Setup
JM1
3.
Function
1-2 Open
Normal (Default)
1-2 Short
Clear the contents of ME RTC register and all the
settings will restore to factory default values.
JP1: Enable the Operating Voltage of LVDS and Embedded Panel (Pitch:
2.54mm)
Setup
JP1
4.
Function
1-2 Short
Enabled LVDS Voltage (Default)
2-3 Short
Enabled EDP Voltage
JP2: SPI Flash Safety Performance Setting (Pitch: 2.54mm)
JP2
Setup
Function
1-2 Open
Enable ME function and disable on-line refresh
BIOS. (Default)
1-2 Short
Disable ME function while enable on-line refresh
BIOS.
Note: when short circuit JP2 (1-2), ME is disabled; an error prompt of “The system
doesn’t comply with the minimum requirement to install the software” will appear
when installing the AMT driver; therefore, before installing the ME driver, please set
the jumper cap of JP2 to “OFF” so as to enable ME.
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5.
JLCD1: Select LCD Operating Voltage (Pitch: 2.54mm)
Different LCD screens have different voltages; the board provides two voltage
options, +3.3V and +5V. Only when the selected LCD voltage is in accord with the
LCD screen operating voltage in use, can the LCD screen operate normally. Please set
as follows:
JLCD1
Setup
Function
1-2 Short
+3.3V(Default)
2-3 Short
+5V
Install the System Memory
The board provides two 204Pin DDRIII SO-DIMM slots (DIMM1/DIMM2). Please
pay attention to the following issues when installing the memory banks:
 Open the buckles on both sides of the memory slot. When installing, align the
notch of the memory bank with that of the memory slot and gently insert the
module into the slot;
 The memory of 1.5V DDRIII 1600MHz supported by Intel® Chipset can be used;
the maximum memory capacity supported by the board is up to 16GB;
 It is recommended to use the memory bank with SPD to ensure stable operation.
Serial Port
The board provides two 2x5Pin serial ports (Pitch: 2.54mm), supporting RS-232
mode; the pin definitions are as follows:
COM1/COM2
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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DCD#
RXD
TXD
DTR#
GND
DSR#
RTS#
CTS#
RI#
NA
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LCD Backlight Control Connector
The board provides one 1x4Pin LCD backlight control connector (Pitch: 2.0mm); the
pin definitions are as follows:
Pin
LCDB1
Signal Name
1
+12V
2
LCD_BKLTCTL
3
LCD_BKLTEN
4
GND
VCC12 -------Backlight Power (The current is limited below 1A);
LCD_BKLTCTL---Backlight Control (The signal is output as PWM signal via North
Bridge directly; the voltage amplitude is between 0V-3.3V while the
duty cycle is between 0% ~ 100%);
LCD_BKLTEN ---Backlight Enable, Active High.
USB Port
The board provides twelve USB ports, six of which are standard ports while the other
six ports are brought out on three 2x5Pin headers (Pitch: 2.54mm).
J5(USB1/USB2)
J2(USB3/USB4)
J3(USB9/USB10)
J6(USB5/USB6)
J7(USB7/USB8)
J8(USB11/USB12)
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Pin
Signal Name
1
+5V
2
USB_Data-
3
USB_Data+
4
GND
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
+5V
2
+5V
3
USB1_Data-
4
USB2_Data-
5
USB1_Data+
6
USB2_Data+
7
GND
8
GND
9
NA
10
GND
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Display Connector
1、 The board provides one standard DB15 VGA connector; the pin definitions are
as follows:
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
Red
2
Green
3
Blue
4
NC
5
GND
6
GND
7
GND
8
GND
9
NC
10
GND
11
NC
12
DDCDATA
13
HSYNC
14
VSYNC
15
DDCCLK
J1(VGA1)
2、 The board provides one dual-channel 24bitLVDS connector (LVDS1 and
LVDS2; Pitch: 1.0mm). When single channel 18-bit/24-bit LVDS screens are
adopted, the LVDS data cable shall be connected with LVDS1. The pin
definitions for dual-channel 24-bit LVDS are as follows:
LVDS1
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
LVDSO_D0+
2
LVDSO_D0-
3
GND
4
GND
5
LVDSO_D1+
6
LVDSO_D1-
7
GND
8
GND
9
LVDSO_D2+
10
LVDSO_D2-
11
GND
12
GND
13
LVDSO_CLK+
14
LVDSO_CLK-
15
GND
16
GND
17
LVDSO_D3+
18
LVDSO_D3-
19
VDD
20
VDD
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LVDS2
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
LVDSE_D0+
2
LVDSE_D0-
3
GND
4
GND
5
LVDSE_D1+
6
LVDSE_D1-
7
GND
8
GND
9
LVDSE_D2+
10
LVDSE_D2-
11
GND
12
GND
13
LVDSE_CLK+
14
LVDSE_CLK-
15
GND
16
GND
17
LVDSE_D3+
18
LVDSE_D3-
19
VDD
20
VDD
Note: LVDSOx indicates to dual scan the odd line of PANEL while LVDSEx
indicates to dual scan the even line of PANEL.
The LVDS socket adopted by the board is DF20G-20DP-1V while the
corresponding terminal type is DF20A-20DF-1C.
3、 The board provides one Type A HDMI connector; the pin definitions are as
follows:
HDMI1
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Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
TMDS Data2+
2
TMDS Data2 Shield
3
TMDS Data2-
4
TMDS Data1+
5
TMDS Data1 Shield
6
TMDS Data1-
7
TMDS Data0+
8
TMDS Data0 Shield
9
TMDS Data0-
10
TMDS Clock+
11
TMDS Clock Shield
12
TMDS Clock-
13
CEC
14
Reserved (NC on device)
15
SCL
16
SDA
17
DDC/CEC Ground
18
+5V
19
Hot Plug Detect
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4、 Display Port
DP1
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
LANE0P
2
GND
3
LANE0N
4
LANE1P
5
GND
6
LANE1N
7
LANE2P
8
GND
9
LANE2N
10
LANE3P
11
GND
12
LANE3N
13
GND
14
GND
15
AUXCHP
16
GND
17
AUXCHN
18
HPD
19
RETURN
20
DP_PWR
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
DATA2-
13
NC
2
DATA2+
14
+5V
3
GND_DVI
15
GND
4
NC
16
HOTPLUG
5
NC
17
DATA0-
6
DDCCLK
18
DATA0+
7
DDCDATA
19
GND_DVI
8
NC
20
NC
9
DATA1-
21
NC
10
DATA1+
22
GND_DVI
11
GND_DVI
23
CLK+
12
NC
24
CLK-
5、 DVI-D Connector
J1(DVI1)
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Audio Connector
AUDIO connector provides LINE-IN, LINE-OUT and MIC-IN connector. LINE-In
can be used to connect with audio signal input; LINE-OUT can be used to connect
with earphone or loudspeaker with more appropriate power; MIC-IN can be used to
connect with microphone to input sound.
AUDIO1
Pin
Signal Name
Blue
LINE-IN
Green
LINE-OUT
Pink
MIC-IN
Status Indicating and Control Connector
ATX Power Switch and HDD Indicating Connector (Pitch: 2.54mm)
FP1
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
PWRBTN#
2
GND
3
GND
4
RESET#
5
HDD_LED-
6
HDD_LED+
Power Indicator Connector (Pitch: 2.54mm)
Pin
Signal Name
1
PWR_LED+
2
NC
3
GND
FP2
Loudspeaker Output Connector (Pitch: 2.54mm)
FP3
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Pin
Signal Name
1
SPEAKER
2
NC
3
GND
4
+5V
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Power Connector
PWR1
Pin
Signal Name
1
+12V
2
+12V
3
GND
4
GND
PWR2~PWR5
Pitch: 2.54mm
Pin
Signal Name
1
+12V
2
GND
3
GND
4
+5V
SATA Connector
The board provides four SATA sockets and the pin definitions are as follows:
SATA1/SATA2
SATA3/SATA4
Pin
Signal Name
1
GND
2
TX+
3
TX-
4
GND
5
RX-
6
RX+
7
GND
Hot-swap of SATA Hard Disk
Notices for hot-swap of SATA hard disk:
1.
The hard disk shall support SATA 2.0 and use 15-pin SATA hard disk power
connector.
2.
The driver of chipset shall support the hot-swap of SATA hard disk.
3.
Hot-swap of SATA hard disk with the operating system is forbidden when system
is powered-on.
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SATA Data Cable
SATA Power Cable
Please carry out hot plugging as follows. Improper operation may destroy the hard
disk or result in data loss.
Hot Plug
Step 1: Please plug the 1 x 4 pin SATA power connector (white) into the power adapter.
Step 2: Please connect the SATA data cable to the SATA connector on board.
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Step 3: Please connect the 15-pin SATA power connector (black) to the SATA hard
disk.
Step 4: Please connect the SATA data cable to the SATA hard disk.
Hot Unplug
Step 1: Uninstall the hard disk from the device manager.
Step 2: Unplug the data cable from the SATA hard disk.
Step 3: Unplug the SATA 15-pin power connector (black) from the SATA hard disk.
LAN Port
The board provides one 10/100/1000Mbps LAN port, LAN1, which supports
Wake-on-LAN, LAN PXE booting and AMT7.0 functions. ACTLED and LILED are
the green and dual-color LEDs beside the Ethernet port, which respectively indicates
the activity status and the speed of LAN. Please refer to the status description for each
LED:
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J5(LAN1)
LILED
(Dual-Color: O/G)
LAN Speed
Indicator
Green
1000Mbps
Data Transmitting
Orange
100Mbps
No Data to Transmit
Off
10Mbps
ACTLED
(Green)
LAN Activity
Status Indicator
Blink
Off
Switch
The board provides one PWR Button switch (SW1) and one reset switch (SW2).
GPIO Connector
GPIO1
(Pitch: 2.0mm)
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
GPIO1
2
GPIO5
3
GPIO2
4
GPIO6
5
GPIO3
6
GPIO7
7
GPIO4
8
GPIO8
9
GND
10
NC
Note: the pins for GPIO are bi-directional signals. To facilitate test and
application, the factory default value is that Pin1, 3, 5 and 7 are for TTL input
while Pin2, 4, 6 and 8 are for CMOS output. The factory default status is high
level while the voltage range for IO signals is 0-5V.
Fan Connector
The board provides one 1x4Pin CPU fan (CPUFAN1, Pitch: 2.54mm) and one 1x3Pin
system fan (SYSFAN1, Pitch: 2.54mm). Pay attention to the following three issues
when using the fan socket:

The current for fan shall not exceed 700mA (12V);
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Please confirm that the fan cable complies with the socket cable. Power cable
(usually red) is in the middle position. In addition, please confirm the earth
cable (usually black) and fan speed output impulse signal cable (other colors).
Some fans have no speed detection while the output of the cable is up to 12V.
These substandard connections will destroy the CPU card. It is recommended to
use a fan with speed detection.

Adjust the fan’s airflow to the direction of heat venting.
CPUFAN1
Pin
Signal Name
1
GND
2
+12V
3
FAN_IO
4
FAN_PWM
Note: FAN_IO: fan speed impulse output; FAN_PWM: fan speed PWM control.
SYSFAN1
Pin
Signal Name
1
GND
2
+12V
3
FAN_IO
Note: FAN_IO: fan speed impulse output.
TPM Pin Header
The board provides one 2x10TPM pin header; PIN4 is NA, Pitch: 2.54mm.
J4
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
Signal Name
CLOCK
LPC_FRAM
PLT_RSTAD3
VCC3.3
AD0
SMB_CLK
VCC3SB
GND
SUS_SATA-
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2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
Signal Name
GND
NA
VCC5
AD2
AD1
GND
SMB_DATA
SERIRQ
CLKRUN
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Mini PCIe Connector
The board provides one Mini PCIe slot on the rear of the board, supporting Intel® WiFi
Link5150 and Intel® WiFi Link 5350 wireless network card.
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Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
WAKE#
2
+3.3V
3
NC
4
GND
5
NC
6
+1.5V
7
CLKREQ#
8
NC
9
GND
10
NC
11
REFCLK-
12
NC
13
REFCLK+
14
NC
15
GND
16
NC
17
Reserved
18
GND
19
Reserved
20
W_DISABLE#
21
GND
22
PERST#
+3.3V
23
PERn0
24
25
PERp0
26
GND
27
GND
28
+1.5V
29
GND
30
SMB_CLK
31
PETn0
32
SMB_DATA
33
PETp0
34
GND
35
GND
36
USB_D-
37
GND
38
USB_D+
39
+3.3V
40
GND
41
+3.3V
42
NC
43
GND
44
NC
45
Reserved
46
NC
47
Reserved
48
+1.5V
49
Reserved
50
GND
51
Reserved
52
+3.3V
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PCIe x4 Slot
The board provides one PCIe x4 slot, marked as PCIE1 on board.
Pin
Signal
Name
Pin
Signal
Name
Pin
Signal
Name
Pin
Signal
Name
A1
PRSNT1#
A2
+12V
B1
+12V
B2
+12V
A3
+12V
A4
GND
B3
RSVD
B4
GND
A5
TCK
A6
TDI
B5
SMCLK
B6
SMDATA
A7
TDO
A8
TMS
B7
GND
B8
+3.3V
A9
+3.3V
A10
+3.3V
B9
TRST#
B10
3.3Vaux
A11
PWRGD/
PERST#
A12
GND
B11
WAKE#
B12
RSVD
A13
REFCLK+
A14
REFCLK-
B13
GND
B14
PETp0
A15
GND
A16
PERp0
B15
PETn0
B16
GND
A17
PERn0
A18
GND
B17
PRSNT2#
B18
GND
A19
RSVD
A20
GND
B19
PETp1
B20
PETn1
A21
PERp1
A22
PERn1
B21
GND
B22
GND
A23
GND
A24
GND
B23
PETp2
B24
PETn2
A25
PERp2
A26
PERn2
B25
GND
B26
GND
A27
GND
A28
GND
B27
PETp3
B28
PETn3
A29
PERp3
A30
PERn3
B29
GND
B30
RSVD
A31
GND
A32
RSVD
B31
PRSNT2#A
B32
GND
Install the CPU
Please install the CPU as follows (refer to the figure below):

Align the first pin (with triangle mark) of the CPU with the notches on the
socket (refer to Figure ①) and insert the CPU into the socket.

When the CPU is fully seated in the socket, fix the screws on CPU socket in
clockwise direction via screwdrivers (refer to Figure ②). Do it with moderate
force so as not to damage the CPU socket.
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Lay the board
according to the
figure
Take
care
the notch of
the
CPU
shall be on
the top right.
Tighten
the
CPU via slotted
screwdriver.
2
1
Install the CPU Fan
Please install the CPU fan as follows: (refer to the figure below):

Assemble the bracket of the cooling fin (refer to ①) with the fixing holes on
the rear of the motherboard;

Connect the front side of cooling fin with the bracket and fix them; take care
that the surface between the cooling fin and the CPU crystal wafer shall be well
contacted;

Fix the cooling fin with two screws on the cross (do not tighten it) and then the
other two screws; then tighten the four screws (refer to ②);

Lastly, connect the fan power cable to the fan socket on the CPU card (refer to
③).
Tighten the
screws
on
CPU radiator
1
2
Connect
the
fan
power cable with the
fan socket on board.
3
Note! It is recommended to use cooling fan authenticated by Intel; before installing
the fan, smear the heat sink compound on the surface between CPU and the fan
cooling fin to improve the heat dissipation performance; always check whether the fan
is operating normally to ensure the heat dissipation within the chassis. When holding a
board, please hold the edge instead of the cooling fin.
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Chapter 3 BIOS Setup
UEFI Overview
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is the latest computer firmware to
replace traditional BIOS. UEFI is solidified in the flash memory on the CPU board. Its
main functions include: initialize system hardware, set the operating status of the
system components, adjust the operating parameters of the system components,
diagnose the functions of the system components and report failures, provide hardware
operating and controlling interface for the upper level software system, guide
operating system and so on. UEFI provides users with a human-computer interface in
menu style to facilitate the configuration of system parameters for users, control power
management mode and adjust the resource distribution of system device, etc.
Setting the parameters of the UEFI correctly can enable the system to operate stably
and reliably; it can also improve the overall performance of the system at the same
time. Inadequate even incorrect UEFI parameter setting will decrease the system
operating capability and make the system unstable, or even unable to operate normally.
UEFI Parameter Setup
Prompt message for UEFI setting may appear once powering on the system. At that
time (invalid at other time), press the key specified in the prompt message (usually
<Del> or <F2>) to enter UEFI setting.
All the setup values modified by UEFI (excluding data and time) are saved in the flash
storage in system; the contents will not be lost even if powered down or remove the
battery of the board. The data and time are saved in CMOS storage, which is powered
by battery; unless clearing CMOS is executed, its contents would not be lost even if
powered off.
Note! UEFI setting will influence the computer performance directly. Setting
parameter improperly will cause damage to the computer; it may even be unable to
power on. Please use the internal default value of UEFI to restore the system.
Our company is constantly researching and updating UEFI, its setup interface may be
a bit different. The figure below is for reference only; it may be different from your
UEFI setting in use.
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Basic Function Setting for UEFI
The main interface for Copyright (C) 2008 American Megatrends, Inc. is as follows:
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Main Advanced Chipset Boot Security
BIOS Information
Project Name
EC7-1817LNAR
BIOS Version
Q5652010 C01
Build Date and Time
11/18/2010
10:10:10
Total Memory
Memory Frequency
1024 MB (DDR3)
1333Mhz
System Date
System Time
[Wed 11/18/2010]
[00:47:55]
Access Level
Administrator
Save & Exit
Set the Date. Use‘Tab’ to
switch between Date
elements.→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.

Main

System Date
Choose this option and set the current date by < + > / < - >, which is displayed in
the format of month/date/year. Reasonable range for each option is: Month
(Jan.-Dec.), Date (01-31), Year (Maximum to 2099), Week (Mon. ~ Sun.).

System Time
Choose this option and set the current time by < + > / < - >, which is displayed in
the format of hour/minute/second. Reasonable range for each option is: Hour
(00-23), Minute (00-59), Second (00-59).
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
Advanced
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Main
Advanced Chipset
Boot
Security
 Trusted Computing
 CPU Configuration
 SATA Configuration
 Intel TXT(LT) Configuration
 PCH-FW Configuration
 AMT Configuration
 USB Configuration
 Super IO Configuration
 H/W Monitor
 CPU PPM Configuration
 HDD Latency Time
Save & Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.

Trusted Computing
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Configuration
TPM SUPPORT
[Disabled]
Current Status Information
NO Security Device Found
→←:Select Screen
↑↓:Select Item
Enter:Select
+/-:Change Opt
F1:General Help
F2:Previous Values
F3:Optimized Defaults
F4:Save
ESC:Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011,American Megatrends, Inc.

TPM SUPPORT
Enable TPM function.
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
CPU Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Processor Type
Genuine Intel(R) CPU
Processor Speed
2400MHz
Processor Stepping
2067a
Microcode Revision
6
Processor Cores
4
Intel HT Technology
Supported
Intel VT-x Technology
Supported
Intel SMX Technology
Supported
64-bit
Supported
L1 Data Cache
L1 Code Cache
L2 Cache
L3 Cache
Hyper-threading
Active Processor Cores
Intel Virtualization Technology
32 kB x 4
32 kB x 4
256 kB x 4
8192 kB
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized
Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
[Enabled]
[All]
[Disabled]
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
Hyper-threading
Control switch for Hyper Threading Technology function.

Active Processor Cores
Active the CPU core number, which is available for the CPU with multi-core.

Intel Virtualization Technology
Switch for Intel Virtualization Technology.
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
SATA Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
SATA Controller(s)
[Enabled]
SATA Mode Selection
[IDE]
IDE Legacy/Native Mode Selection [Native]
SATA ATA Port 0-5
Software Preserve
Port 0-5
Hot Plug
External SATA
SATA Device Type
Empty
Unknown
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Hard Disk Driver]
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized
Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.

SATA Controller(s)
Enabling switch for SATA controller.

SATA Mode Selection
SATA controller type selection; there are three options for this item: IDE, RAID
and AHCI.
When choosing AHCI or RAID mode to implement system installation, the
driver programs of the Floppy device and the chipset are required.
Note: the following options will be displayed only when the SATA Mode is set
to AHCI.

Port 0-5
Switch for SATA Port 0-5.

Hot Plug
Switch for hot plugging the SATA Port.

External SATA
Support switch for external SATA.

SATA Device Type
Choose the SATA device type.
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
IDE Legacy/Native Mode Selection
IDE Legacy/Native mode selection.

Intel TXT(LT) Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Intel Trusted Execution Technology Configuration
Intel TXT support only can be enabled/disabled if
SMX enabled. And must enables the VT support prior
to TXT.
Secure Mode Extensions (SMX)
Intel TXT(LT) Support
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized
Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.

Secure Mode Extensions (SMX)
Support switch for Intel CPU SMX.

Intel TXT(LT) Support
Support switch for Intel(R) TXT.
Note: the Intel TXT (LT) Support option can be enabled when Intel
Virtualization Technology option is enabled.
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
PCH-FW Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
ME FW Version
ME Firmware Mode
ME Firmware Type
ME Firmware SKU
8.0.13.1502
Normal Mode
Full SKU Firmware
5MB
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.
This option is the ME version and other relevant information.

AMT Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Intel AMT
Disable Me
Un-Configure ME
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
→←:Select Screen
↑↓:Select Item
Enter:Select
+/-:Change Opt
F1:General Help
F2:Previous Values
F3:Optimized Defaults
F4:Save
ESC:Exit
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.

Intel AMT
Control switch for AMT function.

Disable ME
Enable ME function control switch.
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
Un-configure ME
Switch for reconfiguring ME without password. When this option is Enabled, it
will load ME default value without requiring the password during POST
period.

USB Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Devices:
1 Keyboard, 1 Mouse, 2 Hubs
Legacy USB Support
[Auto]
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.

Legacy USB Support
This option is used to support legacy USB devices (keyboard, mouse and
storage device, etc.); when this option is set to Enabled, the USB device could
be used even if under OS that doesn’t support USB, such as DOS.
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
Super IO Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Super IO Configuration
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Serial Port 0 Configuration
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.

Serial Port 0 Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Serial Port 0 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;
Change Settings
[Auto]
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.
1.
Serial Port
This option is used to enable or disable the serial port.
2.
Device Settings
This option is used to display the current resource setting for the serial port.
3.
Change Settings
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This option is used to configure the resource adopted by the serial port (IO and
IRQ).

Serial Port 1 Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=2F8h; IRQ=3;
Change Settings
[Auto]
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.
1.
Serial Port
This option is used to enable or disable the serial port.
2.
Device Settings
This option is used to display the current resource setting for the serial port.
3.
Change Settings
This option is used to configure the resource adopted by the serial port (IO and
IRQ).
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
H/W Monitor
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
PC Health Status
System Temperature
CPU Temperature
SYSFAN1
CPUFAN1
Vcore
V3.3
V12.0
VBAT
: +36 C
: +38 C
:N/A
: 1280 RPM
: +0.824 V
: +3.296 V
: +12.091 V
: +3.152 V
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
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Display the currently detected hardware monitoring information, such as voltage,
temperature, fan speed, etc.

System Temperature
Current system temperature, monitored by the thermal resistor on motherboard.

CPU Temperature
Current CPU temperature, monitored by the temperature sensor on motherboard.

SYSFAN1/CPUFAN1
Current CPU fan speed.

Vcore
CPU core voltage.

V3.3/V12.0
Turn on/off the power to output voltage.

VBAT
CMOS battery voltage.
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
CPU PPM Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
CPU PPM Configuration
EIST
Turbo Mode
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
→←:Select Screen
↑↓:Select Item
Enter:Select
+/-:Change Opt
F1:General Help
F2:Previous Values
F3:Optimized Defaults
F4:Save
ESC:Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011,American Megatrends, Inc.
Display the information relevant to CPU. Note: the displayed CPU information is
relevant to the CPU installed within the platform; different series CPU may have
different display information.

EIST
Enable the SpeedStep function of CPU.

Turbo Mode
Enable the Turbo Mode function.
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
HDD Latency Time
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
HDD Latency Time
[Disabled]
→←:Select Screen
↑↓:Select Item
Enter:Select
+/-:Change Opt
F1:General Help
F2:Previous Values
F3:Optimized Defaults
F4:Save
ESC:Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011,American Megatrends, Inc.

HDD Latency Time
Delay function selection for HDD detection. When a large capacity HDD is
used, the delay time needs to be modified according to the actual requirement,
so as to ensure normal detection.

Chipset
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Main Advanced Chipset Boot Security Save & Exit
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below →←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
sections may cause system to malfunction!
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
System Agent (SA) Configuration
F1: General Help
PCH-IO Configuration
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
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
System Agent (SA) Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
VT-D
 Graphics Configuration
[Enabled]
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.

VT-d
Switch for the Intel virtualization technology.

Graphics Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Graphics Configuration
Primary Display
Internal Graphics
DVMT Pre-Allocated
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
 LCD Control
[Auto]
[Auto]
[64M]
[256M]
→←:Select Screen
↑↓:Select Item
Enter:Select
+/-:Change Opt
F1:General Help
F2:Previous Values
F3:Optimized Defaults
F4:Save
ESC:Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011,American Megatrends, Inc.
1.
Primary Display
Choose the primary display type.
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2.
Internal Graphics
Switch for the internally integrated graphics card.
3.
DVMT Pre-Allocated
Select the memory size pre-allocated by DVMT.
4.
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
Select the DVMT total Gfx memory size.
5.
LCD Control
Menu of the LCD control.

LCD Control
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
Primary IGFX Boot Display
[CRT]
Secondary IGFX Boot Display
[LVDS]
LCD Panel Type
[800x600 xLVDS]
Panel Color Depth
[18 Bit]
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.
1.
Primary IGFX Boot Display
Choose the primary display device during POST period.
2.
Secondary IGFX Boot Display
Choose the secondary display device during POST period.
3.
LCD Panel Type
This option is used to choose the resolution for Flat Panel.
4.
Panel Color Depth
Choose the bit number for Flat Panel.
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
PCH-IO Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
 USB Configuration
 PCH Azalia Configuration
PCH LAN Controller
Restore AC Power Loss
[Enabled]
[last state]
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.

USB Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
USB Configuration
EHCI1
EHCI2
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control [Disabled]
→←:Select Screen
↑↓:Select Item
Enter:Select
+/-:Change Opt
F1:General Help
F2:Previous Values
F3:Optimized Defaults
F4:Save
ESC:Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011,American Megatrends, Inc.
*
EHCI 1
Switch for EHCI controller 1.
*
EHCI 2
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Switch for EHCI controller 2.
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control
*
General control switch for the USB Port.

PCH Azalia Configuration
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Chipset
PCH Azalia Configuration
Azalia
Azalia Internal HDMI Codec
Azalia HDMI Codec Part B
Azalia HDMI Codec Part C
Azalia HDMI Codec Part D
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
→←:Select Screen
↑↓:Select Item
Enter:Select
+/-:Change Opt
F1:General Help
F2:Previous Values
F3:Optimized Defaults
F4:Save
ESC:Exit
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
Azalia
Control switch for audio card.

Azalia Internal HDMI Codec
Control switch to enbale built-in audio decoding.

Azalia HDMI Codec Part B/C/D
Control switch to enable built-in audio decoding of Codec Part B/C/D.

PCH LAN Controller
Switch for PCH LAN controller.

Restore AC Power Loss
This option could set the system status when the computer is re-electrified after
powered off under AC. “Power Off” is to make the system at power off status;
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“Power On” is to power on the system automatically; “Last State” is to recover
the status before powering off.

Boot
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Main Advanced Chipset Boot
Boot Configuration
Setup Prompt Timeout
1
Bootup Numlock State
[on]
Security
Quiet Boot
Fast Boot
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Boot Option Priorities
Boot Option #1
[Built-in EFI Shell]
Save & Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Hard Drive BBS Priorities
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.

Setup Prompt Timeout
Set number of seconds to wait for setup activation key.

Bootup Numlock State
Set Numlock state of the keyboard.

Quiet Boot
Configure whether to display the content of OEM LOGO.

FAST Boot
Switch for fast boot.

Hard Drive BBS Priorities
This option is used to configure the priority of the boot device during system
booting.
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
Security
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Main Advanced Chipset
Password Description
Boot Security
Save & Exit
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.
Administrator Password
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Version 1.28.1119. Copyright (C) 2010,American Megatrends, Inc.

Administrator Password
This option is used to set administrator password.

Save & Exit
Aptio Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
Save Options
Save Changes
Discard Changes
Restore Defaults
Save as User Defaults
Restore User Defaults
Save & Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save
ESC: Exit
Boot Override
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
Save Changes and Exit
This option is used to save changes and exit Setup program. If the changes are
effective after rebooting, then it will reboot automatically.

Discard Changes and Exit
This option is used to discard changes and exit Setup program.

Save Changes and Reset
The option is used to save changes and reset.

Discard Changes and Reset
The option is used to discard changes and reset.

Save Changes
Save changes.

Discard Changes
Discard changes.

Restore Defaults
Restore default values.

Save as User Defaults
Save user defaults.

Restore User Defaults
Restore user defaults.

Boot Override
This option lists all the booting options; users may choose one of the options
and press <Enter>, then you may boot according to the option.
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System Resource Managed by UEFI under X86 Platform
We define three kinds of system resources here: I/O port address, IRQ interrupt
number and DMA number.

DMA
Level

Function
DMA0
Unassigned
DMA1
Unassigned
DMA2
Unassigned
DMA3
Unassigned
DMA4
Used for DMAC cascade
DMA5
Unassigned
DMA6
Unassigned
DMA7
Unassigned
APIC
Advanced programmable interrupt controller. Most motherboards above P4 level
support APIC and provide more than 16 interrupt sources, like IRQ16 - IRQ23; while
some others can have up to 28 interrupt sources, such as motherboard supporting
PCI-X. However, relevant OS are required to enable that function, and currently, only
the OS above Windows 2000 could support that function.

IO Port Address
Only 16 IO address lines are designed for X86, from 0 ~ 0FFFFh; there is 64K for the
system I/O address space. In traditional ISA connector, only the foregoing 1024 (0000
~ 03FFh) are adopted while the ports above 0400h are adopted by PCI and EISA
connectors. Each peripheral will occupy portion of the space. The table below shows
parts of the I/O connectors used in X86 platform.
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Address
Device Description
000h - 001Fh
DMA Controller #1
000h – 0CF7h
PCI BUS
010h – 01Fh
Motherboard Resource
020h - 021h
Programmable Interrupt Controller
022h – 03Fh
Motherboard Resource
040h - 043h
System Timer#1
044h – 05Fh
Motherboard Resource
050h – 053h
System Clock
060h – 060h
Standard 101/102 Key
061h – 061h
Motherboard Resource
063h – 063h
Motherboard Resource
064h – 064h
Standard 101/102 Key
070h - 077h
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
072h – 0EFh
Motherboard Resource
0F0h – 0FFh
Numeric data processor
274h – 277h
ISAPNP Read Data Port
279h – 279h
ISAPNP Read Data Port
2F8h – 2FFh
COM2
3B0h – 3BBh
Intel(R) HD Graphic Family
3C0h – 3DFh
Intel(R) HD Graphic Family
3F8h – 3FFh
COM1
400h – 453h
Motherboard Resource
454h – 457h
Motherboard Resource
458h – 47Fh
Motherboard Resource
4D0h – 4D1h
Programmable Interrupt Controller
500h – 57Fh
Motherboard Resource
680h – 69Fh
Motherboard Resource
A3h – A3Fh
Motherboard Resource
A79h
0D00h – 0FFFFh
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ISAPNP Read Data Port
PCI BUS
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
IRQ Assignment Table
There are 15 interrupt sources of the system. Some are occupied by the system
devices. Only the ones that are not occupied can be distributed. The ISA devices
claim to engross the interrupt. Only the plug and play ISA devices can be distributed
by the UEFI or the OS. And several PCI devices share one interrupt through the
distribution of UEFI or OS. The diagram below shows parts of the interrupt
distribution under X86 platform, but it does not show the interrupt source occupied by
the PCI devices.
Level
Function
IRQ0
System Timer
IRQ1
Standard 101/102 Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
IRQ2
Reserved
IRQ3
COM2
IRQ4
COM1
IRQ5
Reserved
IRQ6
Reserved
IRQ7
Reserved
IRQ8
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ9
ACPI-Compliant System
IRQ10
Reserved
IRQ11
Reserved
IRQ12
Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
IRQ13
Numeric data processor
IRQ14
Reserved
IRQ15
Reserved
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Chapter 4 Install the Drivers
Regarding the driver program of this product, please refer to the accompanying CD.
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Appendix
Appendix
Watchdog Programming Guide
The board provides a programmable watchdog timer (WDT) up to 255 levels and
timed by minute or second. Watchdog timeout event can be programmed to reset
system or generate maskable interrupts.
The available IRQ numbers for this board are: 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 and 11. Note: the
instructions for the interrupt mode are only appropriate for the OSs with both
ACPI and APIC enabled.
The following describes WDT program in C language. The steps to program WDT are
listed as follows:

Enter WDT programming mode;

Set WDT operating mode, enable WDT/disable WDT.
(1) Enter WDT Programming Mode
/*
Description: the function, PreInitWDT, is used to initialize the registers relevant
to WDT; please invoke the function before configuring and using WDT.
Input: none
Output: none
Note: none
*/
#define
INDEX_PORT 0x2E
#define
DATA_PORT
0x2F
VOID PreInitWDT()
{
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0x87);
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0x87);
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0x07);
outportb(DATA_PORT, 0x08);
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0x30);
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outportb(DATA_PORT, 0x01);
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0x07);
outportb(DATA_PORT, 0x09);
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0x30);
outportb(DATA_PORT, 0x04);
}
(2) Configure the WDT operating mode to enable or disable WDT
/*
Description: the function, SetWDT, is used to configure the parameter required
when configuring WDT to enable or disable WDT.
Input: Wmode:
0 - Configure WDT to reset mode
IRQ_NO - Configure WDT to interrupt mode. Please
replace the constant IRQ_NO with the interrupt number
need to be used. The available range of the interrupt number
has been listed in the beginning of this chapter
Wtime:
0 - Configure WDT to time by minute
1 - Configure WDT to time by second
Timeout:
0 - disable WDT
TIME_OUT_VALUE - Enable WDT. Please replace the
constant TIME_OUT_VALUE with the unit number of
timeout value (0x01 ~ 0xFF)
Note:
*/
SetWDT(int Wmode,
int Wtime,
int Timeout)
{
unsigned char oldval, tempval, tempval2;
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0xe0);
tempval2 = inportb(DATA_PORT);
tempval2 &= 0xef;
outportb(DATA_PORT, tempval2);
;Set GPIO24 to output pin.
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0xe9);
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oldval = inportb(DATA_PORT);
If (Wmode == 0)
{
oldval |= 0x10;
//cr e9h,bit 4: 0--- GPIO,1---WDT
outportb(DATA_PORT, oldval);
}
else
{
oldval &= 0xef;
outportb(DATA_PORT, oldval);
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0x07);
outportb(DATA_PORT, 0x08);
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0xf7);
outportb(DATA_PORT, Wmode);
}
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0x07);
outportb(DATA_PORT, 0x08);
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0xf5);
If (Wtime == 0)
outportb(DATA_PORT,0x08);
Else
outportb(DATA_PORT,0x00);
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0xf6);
If (Timeout == 0)
outportb(DATA_PORT,0x00);
Else
outportb(DATA_PORT, Timeout);
}
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Appendix
GPIO Programming Guide
The board provides 8-channel programmable digital IO pins, four for input while the
other four for output.
The following provides digital I/O program in C language; please follow the steps
below to implement digital I/O programming:
(The GPIO Input PINs on motherboard include: GP05, GP06, GP46 and GP31; while
the Output PINs include: GP47, GP76, GP36 and GP35)

Initialize digital I/O

Input/output program
1.
Initialize digital I/O
#define
INDEX_PORT 0x2E
#define
DATA_PORT
0x2F
VOID PreInitGPIO()
{
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x87);
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x87);
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x07);
outportb(DATA_PORT,0x09);
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x30);
outportb(DATA_PORT,0x98);
// enable GPIO3,4,7.
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x07);
outportb(DATA_PORT,0x08);
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x30);
outportb(DATA_PORT,0x02);
//enable GPIO0
}
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x24);
Temp_val=inportb(DATA_PORT)&0xBF;
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outportb(DATA_PORT, Temp_val);
//GP05,GP06 select as gpio
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x27);
Temp_val=(inportb(DATA_PORT)|0x40)&0xDF;
outportb(DATA_PORT, Temp_val);
//GP46,GP76 select as gpio
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x2B);
Temp_val=inportb(DATA_PORT)|0x62;
outportb(DATA_PORT, Temp_val);
//GP31,GP35,GP36 select as gpio
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x1B);
Temp_val=inportb(DATA_PORT)|0x80;
outportb(DATA_PORT, Temp_val);
// GP47 select as gpio
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0Xe4);
Temp_val=inportb(DATA_PORT) &0x9F;
outportb(DATA_PORT, Temp_val);
// //config gp05, 06 to gpio.
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x07);
outportb(DATA_PORT,0x09);
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0Xea);
Temp_val=inportb(DATA_PORT) &0x9d;
outportb(DATA_PORT, Temp_val);
// //config gp31,35,36 to gpio.
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0Xee);
Temp_val=inportb(DATA_PORT) &0x3F;
outportb(DATA_PORT, Temp_val);
// //config gp46,47 to gpio.
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x07);
outportb(DATA_PORT,0x07);
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0Xec);
Temp_val=inportb(DATA_PORT) &0xbf;
outportb(DATA_PORT, Temp_val);
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Note: when adopting GPIO with multi-functional PINs, please initialize it to
GPIO function.
2.
Input/output program
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x07);
outportb(DATA_PORT,0x09);
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0Xe4);
Temp_val=(inportb(DATA_PORT)|0x02)&0x9F;
outportb(DATA_PORT,
Temp_val);
//
//config
gp31
input,gp35,36output.
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0Xf0);
Temp_val=(inportb(DATA_PORT)|0x40)&0x7F;
outportb(DATA_PORT, Temp_val);
// //config gp46 input, gp47
output.
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x07);
outportb(DATA_PORT,0x07);
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0Xe0);
Temp_val=inportb(DATA_PORT)&0xBF;
outportb(DATA_PORT, Temp_val);
//gp76 output.
outportb(INDEX_PORT,0x07);
outportb(DATA_PORT,0x08);
outportb(INDEX_PORT, 0Xe0);
Temp_val=inportb(DATA_PORT) |0x60;
outportb(DATA_PORT, Temp_val);
3.
.
//config gp05,06 to input
Complete programming
Outportb(0x2e, 0xaa);
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Troubleshooting and Solutions
NO.
Phenomenon
1
BIOS
setting
cannot be saved
2
The computer
can only be
powered-on
occasionally
3
When
connecting with
a USB flash
drive, the system
prompts that a
high-speed
device has been
connected with a
low-speed
connector.
4
The screen has
no display after
replacing with a
new
memory
and cannot enter
system;
even
when the former
memory
is
re-installed, the
system cannot
be booted as
well.
Troubleshooting and Solution
Analysis: it could be the problem of the CMOS battery.
Solution: measure the CMOS battery with a multi-meter;
if the voltage is insufficient, replace the battery; re-set the
BIOS and save again.
Analysis: it may be caused by poor connection. Remove
the power plug from power socket on motherboard, you
may find that certain pin of the motherboard power has
been collapsed to one side after some forceful insertion.
Solution: power off the computer and remove the power
plug; erect the bended power pin with tweezers and
re-insert in the power socket. Reboot the computer and
test for several times until the problem no longer exits.
Analysis: A USB flash drive is a high-speed USB2.0;
when connecting with the computer, it prompts that a
high-speed device has been connected with a low-speed
connector, which indicates that the connector on
motherboard is regarded as a USB1.1 port.
Solution: enable the USB high-speed transmission mode
on the motherboard. Different motherboards may have
different settings. Change the FULLSPEED option to
HISPEED in USB device option.
Analysis: it could result from improper operation when
inserting or removing the memory and cause abnormal
operation of the components on the motherboard. Focus
on the circuit related to the memory on the motherboard.
Solution: check the hardware such as memory, video card
first; if it shows that the hardware are all OK, then check
the circuit around the memory slot on motherboard
carefully; you may find that the two pins connected with
the gold finger in the first memory slot are shorted while
the second memory slot is normal, then you may know
that there is short circuit in the first memory slot. Remove
the two pins to their original location with tweezers
carefully, insert the memory, reboot the system and the
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5
The
system
cannot
be
booted
after
replacing
a
CD-ROM.
6
No PCI card can
be detected after
entering
the
system.
7
No
peripheral
devices can be
detected.
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system will be booted smoothly.
Analysis: the data cable of the hard disk may get knocked
when installing the CD-ROM, which leads to poor
connection of the hard disk data cable, or the master and
slave jumpers on hard disk and CD-ROM are wrongly
set.
Solution: check the data cable of the hard disk and the
IDE connectors on hard disk and motherboard first; if
there are no problems, then check the master and slave
jumper setting. You may find that the hard disk and
CD-ROM are connected with different data cables while
their jumpers are all set to master; thus, the hard disk
cannot be booted. Set the CD-ROM jumper to slave and
then re-install it.
Analysis: make sure the PCI card functions normally;
re-insert the PCI card or insert it into another PCI slot to
see whether it is normal; find out the power type in use
(AT or ATX); find out users’ requirement for the PCI card
voltage.
Solution: if the PCI card functions abnormally, replace it
with a new one; if it functions normally when re-inserted
or inserted in another PCI slot, then there is something
wrong between the PCI card and the slot. If AT power is
adopted and the PCI card requires 3.3V voltage, then the
AT power shall be replaced with ATX power because AT
power cannot provide 3.3V voltage. (Suggestion: when
purchasing power supplies, please check whether the PCI
card in use requires 3.3V voltage or not).
Analysis: devices are not connected; no drivers are
loaded; devices are broken.
Solution: check whether the cable between the device and
the motherboard is normal; if it is normal, replace it with
a new cable to make sure the connection is OK. Re-install
the device driver and check whether it can be recognized;
check whether the device is normal; if the device is
normal, then check whether the device is compatible with
the motherboard.
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