VIA Technologies EPIA-NL User`s manual

VIA Technologies EPIA-NL User`s manual
User’s Manual
EPIA-NL
Version 1.0
November 18, 2005
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 VIA Technologies Incorporated. All rights reserved.
No part of this document may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a
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prior written permission of VIA Technologies, Incorporated.
Trademarks
All trademarks are the property of their respective holders. PS/2 is a registered
trademark of IBM Corporation. AwardBIOS is a registered trademark of Phoenix
Technologies Limited.
Disclaimer
No license is granted, implied or otherwise, under any patent or patent rights of VIA
Technologies. VIA Technologies makes no warranties, implied or otherwise, in
regard to this document and to the products described in this document. The
information provided in this document is believed to be accurate and reliable as of the
publication date of this document. However, VIA Technologies assumes no
responsibility for the use or misuse of the information in this document and for any
patent infringements that may arise from the use of this document. The information
and product specifications within this document are subject to change at any time,
without notice and without obligation to notify any person of such change.
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
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 commercial environment. 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.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his
personal expense.
Notice 1
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Notice 2
Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply
with the emission limits.
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
Safety Instructions
1.
Always read the safety instructions carefully.
2.
Keep this User's Manual for future reference.
3.
Keep this equipment away from humidity.
4.
Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
5.
The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the equipment
from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
6.
Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 110/220V before
7.
Place the power cord in such a way that people cannot step on it. Do not place
connecting the equipment to the power inlet.
anything over the power cord.
8.
Always unplug the power cord before inserting any add-on card or module.
9.
All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
10. Never pour any liquid into the opening. Liquid can cause damage or electrical
shock.
11. If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by a service
personnel:
•
The power cord or plug is damaged
•
Liquid has penetrated into the equipment
•
The equipment has been exposed to moisture
•
The equipment has not work well or you cannot get it work according to
User's Manual.
•
The equipment has dropped and damaged
•
If the equipment has obvious sign of breakage
12. DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT
UNCONDITIONED, STORAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 60 C (140F), IT
MAY DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT.
CAUTION: Explosion or serious damage may occur if the
battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent battery type recommended by the manufacturer.
BOX CONTENTS
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
VIA Nano-ITX mainboard
Quick Installation Guide
ATA-66/100/133 IDE ribbon cable
USB 2.0 4-port cable
ATX power cable adapter
driver and utilities CD
100/10 LAN cable
VGA cable
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Box Contents ..................................................................................... i
Table of Contents...............................................................................ii
Specifications .................................................................................... 1
Mainboard Specifications ................................................................ 2
Mainboard Layout .......................................................................... 4
Slots.............................................................................................. 5
Onboard Connectors....................................................................... 5
Onboard Jumpers........................................................................... 5
Installation ....................................................................................... 6
CPU............................................................................................... 7
Memory Module Installation ............................................................ 9
Connecting the Power Supply ........................................................10
Connectors ...................................................................................11
Jumpers .......................................................................................19
Slots.............................................................................................20
BIOS Setup ......................................................................................21
Entering Setup ..............................................................................22
Control Keys .................................................................................23
Navigating the BIOS Menus ...........................................................24
Getting Help .................................................................................25
Main Menu....................................................................................26
Standard CMOS Features ...............................................................28
IDE Drives ....................................................................................29
Advanced BIOS Features ...............................................................30
Hard Disk Boot Priority ..................................................................33
Advanced Chipset Features............................................................34
AGP & P2P Bridge Control..............................................................36
CPU & PCI Bus Control ..................................................................37
TV Output Connector.....................................................................38
Integrated Peripherals...................................................................39
Super IO Device............................................................................41
Power Management Setup .............................................................42
Peripheral Activities.......................................................................44
IRQs Activities ..............................................................................47
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PNP/PCI Configurations .................................................................48
IRQ Resources ..............................................................................50
PC Health Status ...........................................................................51
Frequency/Voltage Control ............................................................52
Load Fail-Safe Defaults..................................................................55
Load Optimized Defaults................................................................56
Set Supervisor/User Password........................................................57
Save & Exit Setup .........................................................................58
Exit Without Saving .......................................................................59
Driver Installation ............................................................................60
Driver Utilities ...............................................................................61
CD Content ...................................................................................63
Smart 5.1 ........................................................................................64
Enabling Smart 5.1........................................................................65
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CHAPTER 1
Specifications
The ultra-compact and highly integrated VIA EPIA-NL Nano-ITX
mainboard is the smallest form-factor available today. Through a high
level of integration, the Nano-ITX measures at only 50% of the size of
a Mini-ITX mainboard. The mainboard comes with an embedded VIA
Luke CoreFusion™ Processor that boasts of ultra-low power
consumption, space-saving package.
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MAINBOARD SPECIFICATIONS
CPU
•
VIA Luke CoreFusion™ Processor
South Bridge
•
VIA VT8237R-series South Bridge
Graphics
•
Integrated UniChrome™ Pro AGP
•
MPEG-2 decoding and MPEG-4 acceleration
Audio
•
VIA VT1617A 6-channel AC'97 codec
Memory
•
1 x DDR 266/333/400 SODIMM socket (up to 1 GB)
Expansion Slot
•
1 x Mini-PCI slot
•
1 x 40-pin UltraDMA 66/100/133 pin header
•
1 x 44-pin UltraDMA 66/100/133 for secondary 2.0 mm pin header
IDE
Serial ATA
•
1 x S-ATA connector
LAN
•
VIA VT6103L 10/100 Base-T Ethernet PHY
TV-Out
•
VIA VT1625 HDTV Encoder
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Specifications
Onboard I/O Connectors
•
1 x USB pin header for 8 additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports
•
1 x SIO pin header (including COM port, SIR and LPC support)
•
1 x KB/MS pin header (switchable for KB/MS connector)
•
2 x Fan connectors (CPU Fan and System Fan)
•
1 x LVDS / DVI connector (an add-on card is required)
•
1 x Audio pin header for Line-out, Line-in, Mic-in, CD-in and S/PDIF
out
•
1 x TV Out pin header for S-Video, Composite and Component
(YPbPr/Scart/D-Terminal)
•
1 x LAN pin header for 10/100 Ethernet LAN port
•
1 x CRT pin header (including VGA port, SMBUS and CAP0)
•
1 x Front Panel pin header
•
1 +12V Nano-ITX power connector
BIOS
•
AwardBIOS with 4/8Mbit flash memory
Form Factor
•
Nano-ITX (8 layers)
•
12 cm X 12 cm
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MAINBOARD LAYOUT
CPU
FAN
PWR
SODIMM
IDE1
JCRT_
CAPTURE
JLVDS/DVI
LUKE
CoreFusion
Processor
JUSB
JTV
IDE2
JAUDIO
JKBMS
VT8237R-series
South Bridge
SATA
BIOS
Socket
JFPANL
JSIO
JLAN Mini-PCI on Bottom-side of Board
4
CMOS Battery
CLEAR_CMOS
SYS FAN
Specifications
SLOTS
Port
Description
Mini PCI
SODIMM
Expansion card slot
Memory module slot
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ONBOARD CONNECTORS
Connector
Description
Audio
Audio Jacks connector (Line-In, Line-Out,
Microphone) / CD-In / SPDIF
CPU fan connector
VGA port / SMBUS / CAP0 connector
Case connectors
IDE drive connectors
Keyboard or mouse connector
LAN connector
LVDS or DVI connector
Power cable connector
Serial ATA drive connector
System fan connector
COM1 / LPC / SIR connector
Universal Serial Bus connector
TV output connector
CPU FAN
CRT
F_PANEL
IDE 1-2
KB/MS
LAN
LVDS / DVI
NanoITXPWR
S-ATA
System FAN
SIO
USB
TV
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8
13
14
11
15
18
17
10
16
8
16
15
18
ONBOARD JUMPERS
Jumper
Description
CLEAR_CMOS
Reset CMOS settings
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CHAPTER 2
Installation
This chapter provides you with information about hardware
installation procedures. It is recommended to use a grounded wrist
strap before handling computer components. Static electricity may
damage some components.
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Installation
CPU
The VIA EPIA-NL Nano-ITX mainboard includes an embedded VIA Luke
CoreFusion™ Processor. The VIA Luke CoreFusion™ Processor provides ultralow power consumption and advanced thermal dissipation properties and
features a fanless design. The VIA Luke CoreFusion™ Processor requires only
a heatsink to provide sufficient cooling.
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CPU Fan and System Fan: CPUFAN and SYSFAN
The CPUFAN (CPU fan) and SYSFAN (system fan) run on +12V and maintain
system cooling. When connecting the wire to the connectors, always be
aware that the red wire is the Positive and should be connected to the +12V.
The black wire is Ground and should always be connected to GND.
FAN_MCM is a switch that is used by high-quality fans to monitor the system
temperature and will automatically adjust according to the environment.
GND
+12V
FAN_MCM
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MEMORY MODULE INSTALLATION
The VIA EPIA-NL Nano-ITX mainboard provides one 200-pin SODIMM slot for
DDR266/333/400 SDRAM memory modules.
DDR SDRAM Module Installation Procedures
•
Make sure the notch is on the proper side.
•
Insert the memory module into the slot at a
30 degree angle (30 degrees from the
board). It should lightly snap into place.
•
Push the module up against the board and
release your finger when the clips lock the
module.
Available DDR SDRAM Configurations
Refer to the table below for available DDR SDRAM configurations on the
mainboard.
Slot
Module Size
Total
SODIMM
64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
Maximum supported system memory
9
64MB-1GB
64MB-1GB
Chapter 2
CONNECTING THE POWER SUPPLY
The VIA EPIA-NL Nano-ITX mainboard requires a special power cable adapter
to connect to a conventional ATX power supply. Before inserting the power
supply connector, always make sure that all components are installed
correctly to ensure that no damage will be caused.
Nano-ITX 12-Pin Power Connector
To connect the ATX power supply, make sure the power cable pins are
properly aligned. Then insert the plug firmly into the connector.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
+3.3V
+3.3V
+3.3V
+5VSUS
GND
+12V
-PSON
+5V
GND
+5V
GND
PWRGD
Nano-ITX PWR
10
1
2
11
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CONNECTORS
Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 & IDE2
The mainboard has a 32-bit Enhanced IDE and Ultra DMA 66/100/133
controller that provides PIO mode 0~4, Bus Master, and Ultra DMA
66/100/133 functions. Up to four IDE devices can be connected to the
system.
The primary hard drive should always be connected to IDE1 as the master
drive. Both IDE drives can connect to a master and a slave drive.
IDE1
1
If two drives are connected to a single cable, the jumper on the second drive
must be set to slave mode. Refer to the drive documentation supplied by the
vendor for the jumper settings.
The mainboard has include IDE2 as 44-pin IDE connector for installing a mini
2.5 inches 44-pin IDE hard drive.
IDE2
1
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Audio Jacks Connector: JAUDIO
This pin header is for the CDROM, SPDIF and Audio connector. The Line-Out
jack signals are for connecting to external speakers or headphones. The
Line-In jack signals are for connecting to an external audio device such as a
CD player, tape player, etc. The Mic jack signals are for connecting to a
microphone. See Appendix A for details on using the 6-channel audio mode.
JAUDIO
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
SPDIF
GND
CENTER_OUTP
SR_CH_R
LINEOUT_R
AGND
LINEOUT_R
LINEIN_R
MICIN2
Key
AGND
CDR
CD_GND
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
+5V
Key
LFE_OUTP
SR_CH_L
LINEOUT_L
AGND
LINEOUT_L
LINEIN_L
MICIN1
FRNMIC
AGND
CDL
CD_GND
1
25
12
2
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CRT Connector: JCRT_CAPTURE
This pin header can be used to attach additional port for VGA monitor,
SMBUS and CAP0.
JCRT_CAPTURE
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
GND
AR_IN
AG_IN
AB_IN
GND
GND
GND
CPA1D1
CPA1D3
CPA1D4
CPA1D5
CPA1D6
CPA1D7
GND
NC
SMBDT
GND
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
+5V
DDC_DA
DDC_CK
HSYNC_IN
VSYNC_IN
GND
Key
CAP1CLK
CPA1D0
CPA1D2
GND
GND
GND
GND
Key
SMBCK
+3.3V
1
33
13
2
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Case Connectors: FPNL
The F_PANEL pin header block allows you to connect to the power switch,
reset switch, power LED, HDD LED and the case speaker.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
+5V Dual
+5V Dual
-PLED
+5V
Key
SPEAKER
2
4
6
8
10
12
+5V
HD_LED
PW_BN
GND
Reset_SW
GND
FPNL
1
2
11
12
Power Switch (PW_BN)
Connect to a 2-pin push button switch. Pressing this button will turn the
system power on or off.
Reset Switch (RESET)
The reset switch is used to reboot the system rather than turning the power
ON/OFF. Avoid rebooting while the HDD is working. Connect the reset
switch from the system case to this pin.
Power LED (PWR LED)
The LED is lit when the system is on. If the system is in S1 (POS - Power On
Suspend) or S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state, the LED will blink.
HDD LED
HDD LED shows the activity of a hard disk drive. Avoid turning the power off
while HDD LED is lit. Connect the HDD LED from the system case to this pin.
Speaker
The speaker from the system case is connected to this pin.
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KBMS Connector: JKBMS
The mainboard provides a PS2 header to attach a PS2 keyboard and mouse.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
+5V Dual
NC
GND
Keyboard_DATA
Keyboard_CLK
2
4
6
8
10
+5V Dual
Key
GND
Mouse_DATA
Mouse_CLK
JKBMS
1
2
9
10
USB Connector: JUSB
This pin header is used to connect up to 8-port USB2.0/1.1 cable.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
-OC0
USBDT0+
USBDT0GND
USBDT1USBDT1+
GND
-OC4
USBDT4+
USBDT4GND
USBDT5USBDT5+
GND
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
-OC2
USBDT2+
USBDT2GND
USBDT3USBDT3+
Key
-OC6
USBDT6+
USBDT6GND
USBDT7USBDT7+
Key
JUSB
1
27
15
2
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LPC / SIR Connector: JSIO
This pin header is for LPC / SIR / COM1 devices.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
LAD1
-PCIRSTX
LAD0
LAD2
SERIRQ
-LDRQ1
+5V
+5V
IRTX
GND
DCD1
-SOUT1
RTS1
-XRI1
GND
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
LPCCLK1
GND
SIO_OSC
-LFRAME
LAD3
-EXTSMI
+3.3V
+3.3V
IRRX
GND
-SIN1
DTR1
DSR1
CTS1
Key
JSIO
1
2
29
30
Serial ATA Connector: S-ATA
This connector is for S-ATA devices.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
GND
S-ATA
S-ATA
GND
S-ATA
S-ATA
GND
S-ATA
Port1 Transmit Positive
Port1 Transmit Negative
Port1 Receive Negative
Port1 Receive Positive
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LVDS / DVI Connector: JLVDS/DVI
This connector works as the interface to multiple display devices. An
additional daughter card is required for LVDS or DVI supports respectively.
The LVDS daughter card, LVDS-07, is currently available.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
41
43
45
47
49
51
53
55
57
59
+12V
+12V
GND
+3.3V
ENPVEE
ENBLT
FPD13
GND
FPD23
FPVS
FPD2
FPD11
FPD7
+3.3V
+3.3V
FPD9
Key
FPD12
FPD15
FPD14
FPD16
FPD18
FPD19
FPD0
GND
GND
FPD8
GND
SMB_DA
-RESET_CHIP
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
44
46
48
50
52
54
56
58
60
+5V
+5V
GND
GND
GND
ENPVDD
FPDE
FPD17
GND
FPHS
+5V
FPD21
FPD10
FPD20
Key
FPDCLK
-FPDCLK
GND
GND
GND
GND
FPD22
FPD1
FPD3
FPD4
FPD6
FPD5
GND
SMB_CK
GND
17
JLVDS/DVI
2
60
1
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LAN Connector: JLAN
This pin header allows you to connect a network card with the LAN function.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
+3.3VLANPH
P4/P5
RX+
RXP7/P8
GND
2
4
6
8
10
12
-LAN_SP100
TX+
TXKey
-LAN_ACT
GND
JLAN
1
2
11
12
TV Out Connector: JTV
This pin header allows you to use different types of TV signal interfaces,
including S-Video, RCA and Component (YPbPr / Scart / D-Terminal) outputs.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
VDDA2
B_PB
GND
R_PR
CVBS
LINE1
LINE2
GND
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
Key
G_Y
GND
CHROMA
LUMA
GND
LINE3
GND
JTV
1
15
18
2
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JUMPERS
The mainboard provides jumpers for setting some mainboard functions. This
section will explain how to change the settings of the mainboard functions
using the jumpers.
Clear CMOS: CLEAR_CMOS
The onboard CMOS RAM stores system configuration data and has an
onboard battery power supply. To reset the CMOS settings, set the jumper
on pins 1 and 2 while the system is off. Return the jumper to pins 2 and 3
afterwards. Setting the jumper while the system is on will damage the
mainboard.
Setting
1
2
3
Clear CMOS setting
Keep CMOS setting
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
Clear
1
2
3
Keep
1
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SLOTS
Peripheral Component Interconnect: Mini PCI
The Mini PCI slot allows you to insert Mini PCI expansion cards. When adding
or removing expansion cards, first unplug the power supply. Read the
documentation for the expansion card if any changes to the system are
necessary.
PCI Interrupt Request Routing
The IRQ (interrupt request line) are hardware lines over which devices can
send interrupt signals to the microprocessor. The PCI pins are typically
connected to the PCI bus as follows:
Slot 1
INT B#
INT C#
INT C#
INT D#
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CHAPTER 3
BIOS Setup
This chapter gives a detailed explanation of the BIOS setup functions.
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ENTERING SETUP
Power on the computer and press <Delete> during the beginning of the boot
sequence to enter the BIOS setup menu. If you missed the BIOS setup entry
point, you may restart the system and try again.
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BIOS Setup
CONTROL KEYS
Keys
Description
Up Arrow
Down Arrow
Left Arrow
Right Arrow
Enter
Escape
Move to the previous item
Move to the next item
Move to the item in the left side
Move to the item in the right side
Select the item
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a
submenu
Increase the numeric value or make changes
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option
Page Setup Menu
Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for
Option Page Setup Menu
Load the default CMOS value from Fail-Safe default table,
only for Option Page Setup Menu
Load Optimized defaults
Jumps to the Main Menu
Save all the CMOS changes and exit
Page Up / +
Page Down / F1
F5
F6
F7
F9
F10
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NAVIGATING THE BIOS MENUS
The main menu displays all the BIOS setup categories. Use the control keys
Up/Down arrow keys to select any item/sub-menu. Description of the
selected/highlighted category is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
An arrow symbol next to a field indicates that a sub-menu is available (see
figure below). Press <Enter> to display the sub-menu. To exit the submenu, press <Esc>.
Sub-menu indicator
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Frequency / Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
PnP / PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
ESC : Quit
F9 : Menu in BIOS
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
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: Select Item
BIOS Setup
GETTING HELP
The BIOS setup program provides a “General Help” screen. You can display
this screen from any menu/sub-menu by pressing <F1>. The help screen
displays the keys for using and navigating the BIOS setup. Press <Esc> to
exit the help screen.
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MAIN MENU
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Frequency / Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
PnP / PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
ESC : Quit
F9 : Menu in BIOS
: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
Standard CMOS Features
Use this menu to set basic system configurations.
Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to set the advanced features available on your system.
Advanced Chipset Features
Use this menu to set chipset specific features and optimize system
performance.
Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to set onboard peripherals features.
Power Management Setup
Use this menu to set onboard power management functions.
PnP/PCI Configurations
Use this menu to set the PnP and PCI configurations.
PC Health Status
This menu shows the PC health status.
Frequency/Voltage Control
Use this menu to set the system frequency and voltage control.
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BIOS Setup
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Use this menu option to load the BIOS default settings for minimal and stable
system operations.
Load Optimized Defaults
Use this menu option to load BIOS default settings for optimal and high
performance system operations.
Set Supervisor Password
Use this menu option to set the BIOS supervisor password.
Set User Password
Use this menu option to set the BIOS user password.
Save & Exit Setup
Save BIOS setting changes and exit setup.
Exit Without Saving
Discard all BIOS setting changes and exit setup.
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STANDARD CMOS FEATURES
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Tue, Jan 7 2003
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IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE Channel 0 Slave
IDE Channel 1 Master
IDE Channel 1 Slave
[None]
[QUANTUM FIREBALLP AS]
[None]
[None]
Halt On
[All, But Keyboard]
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
195584K
196608K
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
Change the day, month, year
and century
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Date
The date format is [Day, Month Date Year]
Time
The time format is [Hour : Minute : Second]
Halt On
Sets the system’s response to specific boot errors. Below is a table that
details the possible settings.
Setting
Description
All Errors
No Errors
All, But Keyboard
System halts when any error is detected
System does not halt for any error
System halts for all non-key errors
NOTE: Channels 2 and 3 will only appear if the “S-ATA Mode” menu
item in the “Integrated Peripherals” menu is set to “IDE Controller”.
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IDE DRIVES
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IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
[Press Enter]
IDE Channel 0 Master
Access Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
0
0
0
0
0
PIO Mode
Ultra DMA Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
Item Help
Menu Level
To auto-detect the HDD's size,
head... channel
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The specifications of your drive must match with the drive table. The hard
disk will not work properly if you enter incorrect information in this category.
Select “Auto” whenever possible. If you select “Manual”, make sure the
information is from your hard disk vendor or system manufacturer. Below is
a table that details required hard drive information when using the “Manual”
mode.
Setting
Description
IDE Channel
The name of this match the name of the menu. Settings:
[None, Auto, Manual]
Settings: [CHS, LBA, Large, Auto]
Formatted size of the storage device
Number of cylinders
Number of heads
Write precompensation
Cylinder location of the landing zone
Number of sectors
Settings: [0, 1, 2, 3, 4]
Settings: [Disabled, Auto]
Access Mode
Capacity
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
PIO Mode
Ultra DMA Mode
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ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES
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Advanced BIOS Features
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Virus Warning
CPU Internal Cache
Quick Power On Self Test
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Boot Up NumLock Status
Typematic Rate Setting
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
APIC Mode
MPS Version Control for OS
Display Full Screen Logo
Display Small Logo
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
[Press Enter]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[USB-FDD]
[CDROM]
[Hard Disk]
[Enabled]
[On]
[Enabled]
[30]
[250]
[Setup]
[Enabled]
[1.4]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
Select Hard Disk Boot Priority
ESC: Exit
F1: General
F7: Optimized Defaults
Help
Virus Warning
When set to “Enabled”, virus protection is enabled for the hard disk boot
sector.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
CPU Internal Cache
When set to “Enabled”, turns on processor internal cache.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
Quick Power On Self-Test
Shortens Power On Self-Test (POST) cycle to enable shorter boot up time.
When set to “Enabled”, some of the device checking tests are skipped during
the POST.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
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First/Second/Third Boot Device
Set the boot device sequence as BIOS attempts to load the disk operating
system.
Setting
Description
LS120
Hard Disk
CD-ROM
ZIP100
USB-FDD
USB-ZIP
USB-CDROM
Legacy LAN
Disabled
Boot from LS-120 drive
Boot from the HDD
Boot from CD-ROM
Boot from ATAPI ZIP drive
Boot from USB floppy drive
Boot from USB ZIP drive
Boot from USB CDROM
Boot from network drive
Disable the boot device sequence
Boot Other Device
Enables the system to boot from alternate devices if the system fails to boot
from the “First/Second/Third Boot Device” list. When set to “Disabled”, no
alternate boot devices are allowed.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
Boot Up NumLock Status
Set the NumLock status when the system is powered on. When set to “On”,
the keypad behaves as 10-key. When set to “Off”, the keypad behaves as
arrow keys.
Settings: [On, Off]
Typematic Rate Setting
Enables “Typematic Rate” and “Typematic Delay” functions.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This item sets the rate (characters/second) at which the system retrieves a
signal from a depressed key.
Settings: [6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 30]
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Typematic Delay (Msec)
This item sets the delay between when the key was first pressed and when
the system begins to repeat the signal from the depressed key.
Settings: [250, 500, 750, 1000]
Security Option
Selects whether the password is required every time the System boots, or
only when you enter Setup. When set to “Setup”, a password prompt
appears when BIOS Setup is launched. When set to “System”, a password
prompt appears whenever the system is powered on as well as when the
BIOS Setup is launched.
Settings: [Setup, System]
APIC Mode
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
MPS Variation Control for OS
Settings: [1.1, 1.4]
Display Full Screen Logo
Show full screen logo during BIOS boot up process.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
Display Small Logo
Show small energy star logo during BIOS boot up process.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
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HARD DISK BOOT PRIORITY
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Hard Disk Boot Priority
1. Bootable Add-in Cards
Item Help
Menu Level
Use < > or < > to
Select a device then
press < + > to move it
up, or < - > to move it
down the list. Press
< ESC > to exit this
menu.
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
This is for setting the priority of the hard disk boot order when the “Hard
Disk” option is selected in the “[First/Second/Third] Boot Device” menu item.
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ADVANCED CHIPSET FEATURES
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Advanced Chipset Features
Display Card Priority
AGP & P2P Bridge Control
CPU & PCI Bus Control
Select Display Device
Panel Type
HDTV Display
HDTV Type
HDTV Input Mode
TV H/W Layout
TV Type
TV Output Connector
[PCI Slot]
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[CRT]
[1024x768 : 1 :On]
Disabled
HDTV 720P
RGB Input
[Default]
[NTSC]
[Press Enter]
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
If there are display cards on
both AGP and PCI slots,
configure this item for BIOS to
select which one to boot
ESC: Exit
F1: General
F7: Optimized Defaults
Help
WARNING: The Advanced Chipset Features menu is used for
optimizing the chipset functions. Do not change these settings unless
you are familiar with the chipset.
Display Card Priority
This setting specifies which VGA card is your primary graphics adapter.
Settings: [PCI Slot and AGP]
Select Display Device
This setting refers to the type of display being used with the system.
Settings: [CRT, LCD, CRT + LCD, TV, CRT + TV, LCD + TV, DVI, CRT + DVI,
TV + DVI]
Panel Type
This setting refers to the native resolution of the display being used with the
system. (i.e.: Resolution : Channel : Dithering)
Settings: [640x480:1:On, 800x600:1:On, 1024x768:1:On, 1280x768:1:On,
1280x1024:2:On, 1400x1050:2:On, 1600x1200:2:On, 1280x800:1:On,
800x480:1:On, 1024x768:2:On, 1024x768:1:Off, 1280x768:2:Off,
1280x768:1:Off, 1280x1024:2:Off, 1400x1050:2:Off, 1600x1200:2:Off]
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TV H/W Layout
Settings: [Default, COMPOSITE + S-Video, COMP. + R/G/B, COMP. + Y/Cb/Cr,
COMP. + SDTV-R.G.B, COMP. + SDTV-Y.Pb.Pr, COMPOSITE, S-Video, R.G.B,
Y.Cb.Cr, SDTV – R.G.B, SDTV – Y.Pb.Pr, S-Video + R.G.B, S-Video + Y.b.Cr]
TV Type
This setting refers to the native resolution of the display being used with the
system.
Settings: [NTSC, PAL]
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AGP & P2P BRIDGE CONTROL
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AGP & P2P Bridge Control
AGP Aperture Size
AGP 3.0 Mode
VGA Share Memory Size
Direct Frame Buffer Size
: Move
Enter: Select
[128]
8x
[64]
[Enabled]
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
AGP Aperture Size
This setting controls how much memory space can be allocated to AGP for
video purposes. The aperture is a portion of the PCI memory address range
dedicated to graphics memory address space.
Host cycles that hit the
aperture range are forwarded to the AGP without any translation.
Settings: [32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1G]
AGP 3.0 Mode
This mainboard supports the AGP 8x interface. When the AGP 8x video card
is used, it can transfer video data at 2.1GB/s. AGP 8x is backward compatible,
leave the default 8x mode on. AGP 8x mode can be detected automatically
once you plug in the AGP 8x card.
Settings: [8x, 4x, 2x, 1x]
VGA Share Memory Size
Settings: [Disabled, 16M, 32M, 64M]
Direct Frame Buffer
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
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CPU & PCI BUS CONTROL
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CPU & PCI Bus Control
VLink mode selection
[Mode 1]
Item Help
Menu Level
: Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
V-Link mode selection
This menu item controls the data transfer speed between the north and south
bridge.
Settings: [By Auto, Mode 0~4]
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TV OUTPUT CONNECTOR
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TV Output Connector
CVBS (Composite)
S-Video 0 (Y/C)
R/G/B
Cr/Y/Cb
SDTV-R/G/B
SDTV-Pr/Y/Pb
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
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ESC: Exit
F1: General
F7: Optimized Defaults
Help
BIOS Setup
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
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Integrated Peripherals
SuperIO Device
[Press Enter]
Onboard IDE Channel 1
Onboard IDE Channel 2
IDE Prefetch Mode
OnChip SATA
SATA Mode
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[RAID]
AC97 Audio
VIA OnChip LAN
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
OnChip USB Controller
OnChip EHCI Controller
USB Emulation
[All Enabled]
[Enabled]
[On]
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
Item Help
Menu Level
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Onboard IDE Channel 1 and 2
The integrated peripheral controller contains an IDE interface with support for
two IDE channels. When set to “Enabled”, each channel is activated
separately.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
IDE Prefetch Mode
This allows the hard disk controller to use the fast block mode to transfer
data to and from the hard disk drive. Block mode is also called block transfer,
multiple commands or multiple sector read/write. When set to “Enabled”,
block mode is enabled.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
OnChip S-ATA
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
S-ATA Mode
Serial ATA is the latest generation of the ATA interface. Serial ATA hard
drives deliver transfer speeds of up to 150MB/sec.
Settings: [IDE, RAID]
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AC’97 Audio
Auto allows the mainboard to detect whether an audio device is used. If the
device is detected, the onboard VIA AC'97 (Audio Codec'97) controller will be
enabled; otherwise, it is disabled. Disable the controller if another controller
card is being used to connect to an audio device. When set to “Auto”, the
onboard controller is enabled if an audio device is detected.
Settings: [Auto, Disabled]
VIA OnChip LAN
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
When set to “Enabled”, decide whether to invoke the boot ROM of the
onboard LAN chip.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
OnChip USB Controller
Settings: [All Enabled, All Disabled]
OnChip EHCI Controller
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
USB Emulation
Set this field to choose the USB emulation. When set to “OFF “, do not
support any USB device on DOS. When set to “KB/MS”, support USB legacy
keyboard and mouse, no support USB storage. And set to ”ON”, support USB
legacy keyboard, mouse and storage.
Settings: [OFF, KB/MS, ON]
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SUPER IO DEVICE
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SuperIO Device
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
UART Mode Select
RxD, TxD Active
IR Transmission Delay
UR2 Duplex Mode
Use IR Pins
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
[3F8/IRQ4]
[Disabled]
IrDA
[Hi, Hi]
[Disabled]
[Half]
[IR-Rx2Tx2]
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
F7: Optimized Defaults
Help
Onboard Serial Port 1 and 2
Sets the base I/O port address and IRQ for the onboard serial ports A and B.
Selecting “Auto” allows the BIOS to automatically determine the correct base
I/O port address.
Port
Settings
1
Disabled
2
Disabled
3F8
IRQ4
3F8
IRQ4
2F8
IRQ3
2F8
IRQ3
UART Mode Select
Settings: [IrDA]
RxD, TxD Active
Settings: [Hi.Hi, Hi.Lo, Lo.Hi, Lo.Lo]
IR Transmission Delay
Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]
UR2 Duplex Mode
Settings: [Full, Half]
Use IR Pins
Settings: [RxD2.TxD2, IR-Rx2Tx2]
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3E8
IRQ4
3E8
IRQ4
2E8
IRQ3
2E8
IRQ3
Auto
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Chapter 3
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
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Power Management Setup
ACPI Suspend Type
HDD Power Down
Power Management Timer
Video Off Option
[S1(POS)]
[Disable]
[Disable]
[Suspend -> Off]
Power Off by PWRBTN
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
AC Loss Auto restart
[Instant-Off]
[Auto]
[Off]
Peripherals Activities
IRQs Activities
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
Item Help
Menu Level
This item allows you to select
how the BIOS put the system
in power saving mode.
S1(POS): System in low power
mode
S3(STR): All components are
powered off except memory.
S1 & S3: Depends on OS to
select S1 or S3
: Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
ACPI Suspend Type
Setting
Description
S1(POS)
S1/Power On Suspend (POS) is a low power state. In this state,
no system context (CPU or chipset) is lost and hardware
maintains all system contexts.
S3/Suspend To RAM (STR) is a power-down state. In this state,
power is supplied only to essential components such as main
memory and wakeup-capable devices. The system context is
saved to main memory, and context is restored from the
memory when a "wakeup" event occurs.
Depends on the OS to select S1 or S3.
S3(STR)
S1 & S3
HDD Power Down
Sets the length of time for a period of inactivity before powering down the
hard disk.
Settings: [Disabled, 1~15(minutes)]
Power Management Timer
Set the idle time before system enters power saving mode. ACPI OS such as
Windows XP will override this option.
Settings: [Disabled, 1/2/4/6/8/10/20/30/40(minutes), 1(hour)]
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Video Off Option
Select whether or not to turn off the screen when system enters power
saving mode, ACPI OS such as Windows XP will override this option.
Setting
Description
Always On
Screen is always on even when system enters power saving
mode
Screen is turned off when system enters power saving mode
Suspend -> Off
Power Off by PWRBTN
This field configures the power button on the chassis.
Setting
Description
Delay 4 Sec
System is turned off if power button is pressed for more than
four seconds
Power button functions as a normal power-on/-off button
Instant-Off
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
Select whether to run VGA BIOS if resuming from S3 state. This is only
necessary for older VGA drivers.
Settings: [Auto, Yes, No]
AC Loss Auto restart
The field defines how the system will respond after an AC power loss during
system operation.
Setting
Description
Off
Keeps the system in an off state until the power button is
pressed
Restarts the system when the power is back
Restores the system to its previous state
On
Former-Sts
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PERIPHERAL ACTIVITIES
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Peripherals Activities
VGA Event
COM Event
HDD Event
PCI Master Event
[OFF]
[COM]
[ON]
[OFF]
PS2KB Wakeup Select
PS2MS Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
PS2KB Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
USB Resume
PowerOn by PCI Card
Modem Ring Resume
[Hot Key]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
RTC Alarm Resume
Date (of Month)
Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
[Disabled]
0
0: 0: 0
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
Item Help
Menu Level
Decide whether or not the
power management unit
should monitor VGA activities.
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
VGA Event
Enables the power management unit to monitor VGA activities.
Settings: [Off, On]
COM Event
Decide whether or not the power management unit should monitor parallel
port (LPT) and serial port (COM) activities.
Settings: [None, COM]
HDD Event
Enables the power management unit to monitor hard disk and floppy drive
activities.
Settings: [Off, On]
PCI Master Event
Enables the power management unit to monitor PCI master activities.
Settings: [Off, On]
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PS2KB Wakeup Select
When selecting “Password”, press <Page Up> or <Page Down> to change
password. The maximum number of characters is eight. “PS2MS Wakeup
from S3/S4/S5” and “PS2KB Wakeup from S3/S4/S5” will be disabled while
changing the password.
Settings: [Hot Key, Password]
PS2MS Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
Enables any mouse activity to restore the system from the power saving
mode to an active state.
Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]
PS2KB Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
Sets a Hot Key to restore the system from the power saving mode to an
active state.
Settings: [Disabled, Ctrl+F1, Ctrl+F2, Ctrl+F3, Ctrl+F4, Ctrl+F5, Ctrl+F6,
Ctrl+F7, Ctrl+F8, Ctrl+F9, Ctrl+F10, Ctrl+F11, Ctrl+F12, Power, Wake, Any
Key]
USB Resume
Enables activity detected from USB devices to restore the system from a
suspended state to an active state.
Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]
PowerOn by PCI Card
Enables activity detected from any PCI card to power up the system or
resume from a suspended state. Such PCI cards include LAN, onboard USB
ports, etc.
Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]
Modem Ring Resume
Enables any Ring-In signals from the modem to restore the system from a
suspended state to an active state.
Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]
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RTC Alarm Resume
Sets a scheduled time and/or date to automatically power on the system.
Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]
Date (of Month)
The field specifies the date for “RTC Alarm Resume”.
Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
The field specifies the time for “RTC Alarm Resume”.
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IRQS ACTIVITIES
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IRQs Activities
Primary INTR
IRQ3 (Reserved)
IRQ4 (COM 1)
IRQ5 (Reserved)
IRQ6 (Floppy Disk)
IRQ7 (Reserved)
IRQ8 (RTC Alarm)
IRQ9 (IRQ2 Redir)
IRQ10 (Reserved)
IRQ11 (Reserved)
IRQ12 (PS/2 Mouse)
IRQ13 (Coprocessor)
IRQ14 (Hard Disk)
IRQ15 (Reserved)
: Move
Enter: Select
[ON]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
If you choose Disabled, the
power management unit will
not monitor any IRQ activities.
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Primary INTR
Restores the system to an active state if IRQ activity is detected from any of
the enabled channels
Settings: [Off, On]
IRQ3~IRQ15
Enables or disables the monitoring of the specified IRQ line. These fields are
only available if “Primary INTR” is on.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
NOTE: IRQ (Interrupt Request) lines are system resources allocated to
I/O devices. When an I/O device needs to gain attention of the
operating system, it signals this by causing an IRQ to occur. After
receiving the signal, when the operating system is ready, the system
will interrupt itself and perform the service required by the IO device.
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PNP/PCI CONFIGURATIONS
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PnP / PCI Configurations
PNP OS Installed
Reset Configuration Data
[No]
[Disabled]
Resources Controlled by
IRQ Resources
Assign IRQ for VGA
Assign IRQ for USB
[Auto(ESCD)]
Press Enter
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
: Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
Select Yes if you are using a
Plug and Play capable
operating system. Select No if
you need the BIOS to
configure non-boot devices.
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
NOTE: This section covers some very technical items and it is strongly
recommended to leave the default settings as is unless you are an
experienced user.
PNP OS Installed
When set to “Yes”, the BIOS will only initialize the PnP cards used for booting
(VGA, IDE, SCSI). The rest of the cards will be initialized by the PnP
operating system. When set to “No”, the BIOS will initialize all the PnP cards.
Settings: [Yes, No]
Reset Configuration Data
This field should usually be left “Disabled”. When set to “Enabled”, the ESCD
(Extended System Configuration Data) is reset after exiting BIOS Setup only
when a newly installed PCI card or the system configuration prevents the
operating system from loading.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
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Resource Controlled By
Enables the BIOS to automatically configure all the Plug-and-Play compatible
devices. When set to “Auto(ESCD)”, the BIOS will automatically assign IRQ,
DMA and memory base address fields. When set to “Manual”, all of the “IRQ
Resources” become available for manual configuration.
Settings: [Auto(ESCD), Manual]
Assign IRQ For VGA/USB
Assign IRQ for VGA and USB devices.
Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]
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IRQ RESOURCES
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IRQ Resources
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-12 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
IRQ-15 assigned to
: Move
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
Item Help
Menu Level
Legacy ISA for devices
compliant with the original PC
AT bus specification, PCI / ISA
PnP for devices compliant
with the Plug and Play
standard whether designed
for PCI or ISA bus architecture
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
NOTE: The items are adjustable only when “Resources Controlled By”
is set to “Manual”.
IRQ Resources list IRQ 3/4/5/7/9/10/11/12/14/15 for users to set each IRQ a
type depending on the type of device using the IRQ.
Setting
Description
PCI Device
For Plug-and-Play compatible devices designed for PCI bus
architecture
The IRQ will be reserved for other requests
Reserved
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PC HEALTH STATUS
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PC Health Status
Item Help
Menu Level
CPU FAN Speed
Vcore (V)
3.3Vin (V)
+ 5V
+12V
VBAT (V)
5VSB (V)
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The PC Health Status displays the current status of all of the monitored
hardware devices/components such as CPU voltages and fan speeds.
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FREQUENCY/VOLTAGE CONTROL
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Frequency / Voltage Control
DRAM Clock
DRAM Timing
SDRAM CAS Latency
Bank Interleave
Precharge to Active(Trp)
Active to Precharge(Tras)
Active to CMD(Trcd)
REF to ACT/REF to REF(Trfc)
ACT(0) to ACT(1) (TRRD)
DRAM Command Rate
Spread Spectrum Range
[By SPD]
[Auto By SPD]
2.5
Disabled
4T
9T
4T
15T
3T
[2T Command]
+/- 0.3%
Spread Spectrum
[Enabled]
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
ESC: Exit
F1: General
F7: Optimized Defaults
Help
DRAM Clock
The chipset supports synchronous and asynchronous mode between host
clock and DRAM clock frequency.
Settings: [By SPD, 100 MHz, 133 MHz, 166 MHz, 200MHz]
DRAM Timing
The value in this field depends on the memory modules installed in your
system. Changing the value from the factory setting is not recommended
unless you install new memory that has a different performance rating than
the original modules.
Settings: [Manual, Auto By SPD]
SDRAM CAS Latency
This item is for setting the speed it takes for the memory module to complete
a command. Generally, a lower setting will improve the performance of your
system. However, if your system becomes less stable, you should change it
to a higher setting. This field is only available when “DRAM Timing” is set to
“Manual”.
Settings: [1.5, 2, 2.5, 3]
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Bank Interleave
This item is for setting the interleave mode of the SDRAM interface.
Interleaving allows banks of SDRAM to alternate their refresh and access
cycles. One bank will undergo its refresh cycle while another is being
accessed. This improves performance of the SDRAM by masking the refresh
time of each bank. This field is only available when “DRAM Timing” is set to
“Manual”.
Settings: [Disabled, 2 Bank, 4 Bank]
Precharge to Active (Trp)
This field is for setting the length of time it takes to precharge a row in the
memory module before the row becomes active. Longer values are safer but
may not offer the best performance. This field is only available when “DRAM
Timing” is set to “Manual”.
Settings: [2T, 3T, 4T, 5T]
Active to Precharge (Tras)
This field is for setting the length of time it a row stays active before
precharging. Longer values are safer but may not offer the best performance.
This field is only available when “DRAM Timing” is set to “Manual”.
Settings: [6T, 7T, 8T, 9T]
Active to CMD (Trcd)
This field is only available when “DRAM Timing” is set to “Manual”.
Settings: [2T, 3T, 4T, 5T]
REF to ACT / REF to REF (Trfc)
This field is only available when “DRAM Timing” is set to “Manual”.
Settings: [12T, 13T, 14T, 15T]
ACT(0) to ACT(1) (TRRD)
This field is only available when “DRAM Timing” is set to “Manual”.
Settings: [2T, 3T]
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DRAM Command Rate
This field is for setting how fast the memory controller sends out commands.
Lower setting equals faster command rate.
NOTE: Some memory modules may not be able to handle lower
settings.
Settings: [2T Command, 1T Command]
Spread Spectrum Range
Settings: [+/-0.1%, +/-0.2%, +/-0.3%, +/-0.6%]
Spread Spectrum
When the mainboard's clock generator pulses, the extreme values (spikes) of
the pulses creates EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). The Spread Spectrum
function reduces the EMI generated by modulating the pulses so that the
spikes of the pulses are reduced to flatter curves.
Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]
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LOAD FAIL-S AFE DEFAULTS
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Frequency / Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Power Management Setup
PnP / PCI Configurations
Save & Exit
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)?
N Setup
Exit Without Saving
PC Health Status
ESC : Quit
F9 : Menu in BIOS
: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
This option is for restoring all the default fail-safe BIOS settings. These
values are set by the mainboard manufacturer to provide a stable system with
basic performance.
Entering “Y” loads the default fail-safe BIOS values.
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LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Frequency / Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Power Management Setup
PnP / PCI Configurations
Save & Exit
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)?
N Setup
Exit Without Saving
PC Health Status
ESC : Quit
F9 : Menu in BIOS
: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Load Optimized Defaults
This option is for restoring all the default optimized BIOS settings. The
default optimized values are set by the mainboard manufacturer to provide a
stable system with optimized performance.
Entering “Y” loads the default optimized BIOS values.
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BIOS Setup
SET SUPERVISOR/USER P ASSWORD
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Frequency / Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Power Management Setup
PnP / PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
ESC : Quit
Exit Without Saving
F9 : Menu in BIOS
: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Change / Set / Disable Password
This option is for setting a password for entering BIOS Setup. When a
password has been set, a password prompt will be displayed whenever BIOS
Setup is run. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any part
of your system configuration.
There are two types of passwords you can set. A supervisor password and a
user password. When a supervisor password is used, the BIOS Setup
program can be accessed and the BIOS settings can be changed. When a
user password is used, the BIOS Setup program can be accessed but the
BIOS settings cannot be changed.
To set the password, type the password (up to eight characters in length)
and press <Enter>. The password typed now will clear any previously set
password from CMOS memory. The new password will need to be reentered
to be confirmed. To cancel the process press <Esc>.
To disable the password, press <Enter> when prompted to enter a new
password. A message will show up to confirm disabling the password. To
cancel the process press <Esc>.
Additionally, when a password is enabled, the BIOS can be set to request the
password each time the system is booted. This would prevent unauthorized
use of the system. See “Security Option” in the “Advanced BIOS Features”
section for more details.
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SAVE & EXIT SETUP
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Frequency / Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Power Management Setup
PnP / PCI Configurations
Save & Exit
SAVE to CMOS & EXIT (Y/N)?
N Setup
Exit Without Saving
PC Health Status
ESC : Quit
F9 : Menu in BIOS
: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Save Data to CMOS
Entering “Y” saves any changes made and exits the program.
Entering “N” will cancel the exit request.
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BIOS Setup
EXIT WITHOUT S AVING
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Frequency / Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Power Management Setup
PnP / PCI Configurations
Save &NExit Setup
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)?
Exit Without Saving
PC Health Status
ESC : Quit
F9 : Menu in BIOS
: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Abandon all Data
Entering “Y” discards any changes made and exits the program.
Entering “N” will cancel the exit request.
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CHAPTER 4
Driver Installation
This chapter gives you brief descriptions of each mainboard driver and
application. You must install the VIA chipset drivers first before
installing other drivers such as audio or VGA drivers. The applications
will only function correctly if the necessary drivers are already
installed.
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DRIVER UTILITIES
Getting Started
The mainboard includes a Driver Utilities CD that contains the driver utilities
and software for enhancing the performance of the mainboard. If the CD is
missing from the retail box, please contact the local dealer for the CD.
Note: The driver utilities and software are updated from time to time.
The latest updated versions are available at
http://www.viaembedded.com.
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Running the Driver Utilities CD
To start using the CD, insert the CD into the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
The CD should run automatically after closing the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
The driver utilities and software menu screen should then appear on the
screen. If the CD does not run automatically, click on the “Start” button and
select “Run…” Then type: "D:\Setup.exe".
NOTE: D: might not be the drive letter of the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM in
your system.
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CD CONTENT
VIA 4in1 Drivers: Contains VIA ATAPI Vendor Support Driver
(enables the performance enhancing bus mastering functions
on ATA-capable Hard Disk Drives and ensures IDE device
compatibility), AGP VxD Driver (provides service routines to
your VGA driver and interface directly to hardware, providing
fast graphical access), IRQ Routing Miniport Driver (sets the
system's PCI IRQ routing sequence) and VIA INF Driver
(enables the VIA Power Management function).
VIA Graphics Driver: Enhances the onboard VIA graphic
chip.
VIA Audio Driver: Enhances the onboard VIA audio chip.
VIA USB 2.0 Driver: Enhances VIA USB 2.0 ports.
VIA LAN Driver: Enhances the onboard VIA LAN chip.
VIA S-ATA Driver
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APPENDIX A
Smart 5.1
This chapter gives you brief description of how Smart 5.1 is enabled if
your board is equipped with the VT1617A 6-channel AC'97 codec.
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Smart 5.1
ENABLING SMART 5.1
Smart5.1 allows the system to output 6-channel audio directly from the audio
jacks on the mainboard, using the traditional line-in, line-out and microphone
jacks as output jacks. Windows® XP/2000 supports 6-channel. Windows®
98 only supports 4-channel. The examples in this section are based on
Windows® XP.
NOTE: Your media entertainment software needs to support 6channels in order for you to experience Smart5.1. Consult the user
manual that came with your software for more information.
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Appendix A
Example A
1. Double-click “Sounds and Audio Devices” icon in the control panel.
2. Select the “Audio” tab. Then press “Advanced” as shown in the picture.
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Smart 5.1
3. Choose “5.1 surround sound speakers” to support the 6-channel function.
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Appendix A
Example B
1. Double-click “Sounds and Audio Devices” icon in the control panel and then
select the “Audio” tab on the panel as shown below. Press the “Volume”
button in the “Sound playback” area
2. Select “Options” from the “Front Speaker” panel and select the item
“Advanced Controls”.
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Smart 5.1
3. Click on the “Advanced” button.
4. Check the “Smart5.1 Enable” item as shown in the panel below.
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Appendix A
After completing the previous settings, connect the speakers to the 3-jack
connectors.
Shown below are the corresponding connections to setup the 6-channel
system.
Jack
2-channel
6-channel
Line-out
Line-in
Microphone
Line-out
Line-in
Microphone
Front (Left/Right)
Rear (Left/Right)
Center/Sub-woofer
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