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P2B98-XV
Pentium II ATX Motherboard
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USER’S MANUAL
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Product Name:
ASUS P2B98-XV
Manual Revision: 2.00
Release Date:
August 1998
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CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION
7
How this Manual is Organized ........................................................... 7
Item Checklist ..................................................................................... 7
How this Manual is Organized ........................................................... 7
Item Checklist ..................................................................................... 7
II. FEATURES
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Features of the ASUS P2B98-XV Motherboard ................................. 8
The ASUS P2B98-XV Motherboard ............................................. 9
III. INSTALLATION
10
Layout of the ASUS P2B98-XV Motherboard ................................. 10
Installation Steps ............................................................................... 12
1. Jumpers ......................................................................................... 13
2. System Memory (DIMM) ............................................................. 16
DIMM Memory Installation Procedures ............................... 17
3. Central Processing Unit (CPU) ................................................... 18
Pentium II Processor .............................................................. 18
AAVID Heatsink ................................................................... 19
Elan Vital Heatsink ................................................................ 19
4. Expansion Cards ........................................................................... 23
Expansion Card Installation Procedure ................................. 23
Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards .................................... 23
Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards .............................. 24
5. External Connectors ..................................................................... 24
Power Connection Procedures .................................................... 31
IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
32
Flash Memory Writer Utility ............................................................ 32
Main Menu .................................................................................. 32
Managing and Updating Your Motherboard’s BIOS ................... 34
6. BIOS Setup .................................................................................. 35
Load Defaults ........................................................................ 36
Standard CMOS Setup ................................................................ 36
Details of Standard CMOS Setup: ......................................... 36
BIOS Features Setup ................................................................... 39
Details of BIOS Features Setup ............................................. 39
Chipset Features Setup ................................................................ 42
Details of Chipset Features Setup .......................................... 42
Power Management Setup ........................................................... 45
Details of Power Management Setup .................................... 45
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PNP and PCI Setup ..................................................................... 48
Details of PNP and PCI Setup ............................................... 48
Load BIOS Defaults .................................................................... 50
Load Setup Defaults .................................................................... 50
Supervisor Password and User Password ................................... 51
IDE HDD Auto Detection ........................................................... 52
Save & Exit Setup ....................................................................... 53
Exit Without Saving .................................................................... 53
V. Support CD
55
Support CD Main Menu ................................................................... 57
A. Video Driver ................................................................................ 58
B. Other Video Drivers .................................................................... 65
C. Video Player ................................................................................ 79
D. DMI Configuration Utility .......................................................... 81
VI. ASUS LAN Card
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FCC & DOC COMPLIANCE
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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 in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes
or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
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I. INTRODUCTION
I. INTRODUCTION
Manual / Checklist
How this Manual is Organized
This manual is divided into the following sections:
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
Introduction:
Features:
Installation:
BIOS Software:
Support CD:
ASUS LAN Card:
Manual information and checklist
Information and specifications concerning this product
Instructions on setting up the motherboard
Instructions on setting up the BIOS software
Information on the included support software
Installation of the ASUS LAN card (optional)
Item Checklist
Check that your package is complete. If you discover damaged or missing items,
contact your retailer.
(1) ASUS Motherboard
(1) Retention mechanism & heatsink support for CPU
(1) 9pin male serial external connector set
(1) IDE ribbon cable for master and slave drives
(1) Floppy ribbon cable for (1) 5.25inch floppy and (2) 3.5inch floppies
(1) Bag of spare jumpers
(1) Support drivers and utilities:
(1) User’s Manual
ASUS PCI-L101 Wake-on-LAN 10/100 Ethernet Card (optional)
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II. FEATURES
Features of the ASUS P2B98-XV Motherboard
II. FEATURES
Specifications
The ASUS P2B98-XV is carefully designed for the discriminating PC user who
wants smart features processed by the fastest CPU.
• Versatile Processor Support: Intel Pentium® II (233MHz–450MHz) processor.
• Intel AGPset: Features Intel’s 440BX AGPset with I/O subsystems and front-side bus
(FSB) platform, which boosts the traditional 66-MHz internal bus speed to 100MHz.
• Multi-Cache: Supports a Pentium® II processor with either 512KB, 128KB, or
0KB Pipelined Burst Level 2 cache in the Single Edge Contact (SEC) cartridge.
• PC100 Memory Support: Equipped with three DIMM sockets to support (8,
16, 32, 64, 128, or 256MB) 168-pin SDRAM memory modules up to 768MB.
• Wake-On-LAN Connector: Supports Wake-On-LAN activity through optional
ASUS PCI-L101 Fast Ethernet card.
• Programmable Flash ROM: 2Mbit programmable bios (Flash EEPROM), offering built-in, hardware-based virus protection and enhanced ACPI for Windows 98
compatibility, autodetection of hard drives, PS/2 mouse, and Plug and Play devices
for virtually automatic setup of hard drives, expansion cards, and other devices.
• Onboard AGP VGA: Features ATI 3D RAGE PRO AGP 2X VGA chipset
onboard with sideband addressing and 8MB SDRAM graphics memory.
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SB-Link™: Features Creative’s SB-Link™, allowing SB16 compatibility, using Intel’s
PC-PCI technology, to AWE64D or compatible PCI audio cards.
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PCI & ISA Expansion Slots: Provides four 32-bit PCI and two 16-bit ISA slots .
Super Multi-I/O: Provides two high-speed UART compatible serial ports and
one parallel port with EPP and ECP capabilities. UART2 can also be directed from
COM2 to the Infrared Module for wireless connections.
Desktop Management Interface (DMI): Supports DMI through BIOS, which
allows hardware to communicate within a standard protocol creating a higher
level of compatibility. (Requires DMI-enabled components.)
Ultra DMA/33 Bus Master IDE: Comes with an onboard PCI Bus Master IDE
controller with two connectors that supports four IDE devices in two channels,
supports UltraDMA/33, PIO Modes 3 and 4 and Bus Master IDE DMA Mode 2,
and supports Enhanced IDE devices, such as Tape Backup and CD-ROM, and
LS-120 drives.
SCSI BIOS: Supports optional ASUS SCSI controller cards through onboard
SYMBIOS firmware.
IrDA Connector: Supports an optional infrared port module for wireless interface.
Concurrent PCI: Concurrent PCI allows multiple PCI transfers from PCI master busses to memory to CPU.
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II. FEATURES
The ASUS P2B98-XV Motherboard
SEC CPU Slot
Intel 440BX AGPset
3 DIMM Sockets
AMC
Connector
Floppy / IDE
Connectors
II. FEATURES
Motherboard Parts
PS/2 Mouse (Top)
PS/2 Keyboard (Bottom)
USB Port 1 (Top)
USB Port 2 (Bottom)
COM 1 (Bottom)
Parallel (Top)
VGA (Bottom)
COM 2
Connector
8MB SDRAM
VGA memory
Wake-On-LAN
Connector
Super Multi-I/O Chip
4 PCI Slots
Programmable
Flash EEPROM
2 ISA Slots
Onboard ATI AGP
2X VGA Chipset
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Intel PIIX4E
PCIset
System
Buzzer
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Layout of the ASUS P2B98-XV Motherboard
ATX Power Connector
PS/2
MOUSE (TOP PORT)
KEYBOARD (BOTTOM)
VGA
Intel
440BX
AGPset
BUS Freq.
FSB
AMC Connector
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Board Layout
PARALLEL PORT
Single Edge Contact Slot
COM 1
DIMM Socket 3 (64-bit, 168-pin module)
USB 1(TOP PORT)
USB 2 (BOTTOM)
DIMM Socket 2 (64-bit, 168-pin module)
USB
DIMM Socket 1 (64-bit, 168-pin module)
SYS_FAN
CPU_FAN
INT_EN
Row 0 1
23
2 MB SDRAM
45
COM2
Onboard
ATI AGP 2X
VGA
Chipset
Wake-On-LAN
Connector
2 MB SDRAM
PCI Slot 1
2 MB SDRAM
Primary IDE
Keyboard
BIOS &
Multi-I/O
Chip
Floppy Disk Drive
2 MB SDRAM
Secondary IDE
CMOS Power
PCI Slot 3
(CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell)
Buzzer
PCI Slot 4
Intel PIIX4E
PCIset
Panel Connectors
Freq. Ratio
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
SB-LINK™
Connector
Flash EEPROM
(Programable BIOS)
PCI Slot 2
ISA Slot 2
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CLRTC
Infrared (IrDA)
ISA Slot 1
III. INSTALLATION
Jumpers
1) CLRTC
p. 13 Clear Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM (Short/Clear CMOS)
2) INT
p. 13 VGA Interrupt Setting
3) FS0, FS1, FS2
p. 14 CPU Bus Frequency
4) BF0, BF1, BF2, BF3
p. 14 CPU Core:Bus Frequency Multiple
Expansion Slots/Sockets
1) DIMM Sockets
p. 16 DIMM Memory Module Support
2) SEC CPU Slot
p. 18 Single Edge Contact CPU Support
3) ISA1, ISA2
p. 23 16-bit ISA Bus Expansion Slots
4) PCI1, PCI2, PCI3, PCI4
p. 23 32-bit PCI Bus Expansion Slots
1) PS2KBMS
p. 25 PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6-pin female)
2) PS2KBMS
p. 25 PS/2 Mouse Connector (6-pin female)
3) PRINTER
p. 26 Parallel (Printer) Port Connector (25-pin female)
4) COM1
p. 26 Serial Port COM1 (One 9-pin male)
5) VGA
p. 26 Monitor (VGA) Output Connector (15-pin female)
6) USB
p. 26 Universal Serial BUS Ports 1 & 2 (two 4-pin female)
7) IR
p. 27 Infrared Port Module Connector (5 pins)
8) FLOPPY
p. 27 Floppy Drive Connector (34-1 pins)
9) SYS_FAN
p. 27 System Fan Connector
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Board Layout
Connectors
10) PRIMARY/SECOND. IDE p. 28 Primary / Secondary IDE Connector (40 pins)
11) ATXPWR
p. 28 ATX Motherboard Power Connector (20 pins)
12) WOL_CON
p. 29 Wake-On-LAN Connector (3 pins)
13) SBLINK
p. 29 SB-LinkTM Connector (6-1 pins)
14) M.LED (PANEL)
p. 30 Message LED Lead (2 pins)
15) SMI (PANEL)
p. 30 SMI Switch Lead (2 pins)
16) SPEAKER (PANEL)
p. 30 Speaker Connector (4 pins)
17) PWR (PANEL)
p. 30 ATX Power Switch / Soft Power Switch (2 pins)
18) PLED (PANEL)
p. 30 System Power LED Lead (3 pins)
19) RESET (PANEL)
p. 30 Reset Switch Lead (2 pins)
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III. INSTALLATION
Installation Steps
Before using your computer, you must complete the following steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Set Jumpers
Install Memory Modules
Install the Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Install Expansion Cards
Connect Ribbon Cables, Cabinet Wires, and Power Supply
Setup the BIOS Software
WARNING! Computer motherboards and expansion cards contain very delicate
Integrated Circuit (IC) chips. To protect them against damage from static electricity, you should follow some precautions whenever you work on your computer.
III. INSTALLATION
Jumpers
1. Unplug your computer when working on the inside.
2. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do
not have one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a
metal object, such as the power supply case.
3. Hold components by the edges and try not to touch the IC chips, leads or
connectors, or other components.
4. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with
the component whenever the components are separated from the system.
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1. Jumpers
1. Clear Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM (CLRTC)
The CMOS RAM is powered by the onboard button cell battery. To clear the
RTC data: (1) Turn off your computer and uplug its AC power, (2) Short the two
solder points labeled CLRTC, (3) Turn on your computer, (4) Hold down <Delete> during bootup and enter BIOS setup to re-enter user preferences.
Short the solder points to clear CMOS
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Jumpers
P2B98-XV Real Time Clock RAM (CLRTC)
2. VGA Interrupt Selection (INT)
These jumpers allow you to set the VGA interrupt method. The default disables
the chipset’s internal interrupt routing. Some video capture cards may require
that the interrupt be assigned by the onboard chipset.
INT
1
2
3
Enabled
INT
1
2
3
Disabled
P2B98-XV VGA Interrupt
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3. CPU Bus Frequency (FSB)
This option tells the clock generator what frequency to send to the CPU, DRAM, and
440BX AGPset. This allows the selection of the CPU’s External frequency (or BUS
Clock). The BUS Clock multiplied by the BUS Ratio equals the CPU’s Internal frequency (the advertised CPU speed).
4. CPU Core:BUS Frequency Multiple (BF0, BF1, BF2, BF3)
This option sets the frequency ratio between the Internal frequency of the CPU
and the CPU’s External frequency. These must be set in conjunction with the CPU
Bus Frequency.
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
2.0x(2/1)
2.5x(5/2)
3.0x(3/1)
3.5x(7/2)
4.0x(4/1)
4.5x(9/2)
5.0x(5/1)
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
CPU Core:Bus Frequency Ratio
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Jumpers
FSB
1
2
3
66MHz
P2B98-XV CPU Jumpers
FSB
1
2
3
100MHz
CPU Bus Frequency
WARNING! Frequencies above 100Mhz exceed the specifications for the onboard Intel Chipset and are not guaranteed to be stable.
Intel Pentium II Processor in an SEC cartridge
(233-450MHz 512KB/128KB/0KB L2 Cache)
Set the jumpers by the Internal speed of your processor as follows:
CPU Model
Intel Pentium II
Intel Pentium II
Intel Pentium II
Intel Pentium II
Intel Pentium II
Intel Pentium II
Intel Pentium II
Freq.
450MHz
400MHz
350MHz
333MHz
300MHz
266MHz
233MHz
Ratio
4.5x
4.0x
3.5x
5.0x
4.5x
4.0x
3.5x
BUS F.
100MHz
100MHz
100MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
(BUS Freq.)
FSB
[1-2]
[1-2]
[1-2]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
BF0
[1-2]
[2-3]
[1-2]
[2-3]
[1-2]
[2-3]
[1-2]
(Freq. Ratio)
BF1 BF2
[2-3] [1-2]
[2-3] [1-2]
[1-2] [2-3]
[1-2] [1-2]
[2-3] [1-2]
[2-3] [1-2]
[1-2] [2-3]
BF3
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
NOTES: Overclocking your processor is not recommended. It may result in a slower
speed. Voltage Regulator Output Selection (VID) is not needed for the Pentium II
processor because it sends a VID signal directly to the onboard power controller.
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2. System Memory (DIMM)
Only Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMMs) can be used with this motherboard.
Three sockets are available for 3.3Volt (power level) Unbuffered Synchronous
DRAMs (SDRAMs). One side (with memory chips) of the DIMM module takes up
one row on the motherboard.
To utilize the chipset’s Error Checking and Correction (ECC) feature, you must use
a DIMM module with 9 chips per side (standard 8 chips/side + 1 parity chip) and
make the proper settings in the BIOS Chipset Features Setup.
IMPORTANT (see General DIMM Notes below)
• SDRAMs used must be compatible with the current Intel PC/100 SDRAM
specification.
Install memory in any combination as follows:
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System Memory
DIMM Location
168-pin DIMM Memory Modules
Total Memory
Socket 1 (Rows 0&1)
SDRAM 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256MB
x1
Socket 2 (Rows 2&3)
SDRAM 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256MB
x1
Socket 3 (Rows 4&5)
SDRAM 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256MB
x1
Total System Memory (Max 768MB) =
WARNING: Memory modules must have 18 chips or less. Memory modules
with more that 18 chips will cause unstable operation.
ASUS Memory Example:
Non-ECC SDRAM DIMM (8 chips)
General DIMM Notes
• Use only PC100-compliant DIMMs. This motherboard operates at 100MHz, thus most
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systems will not even boot if non-compliant modules are used because of the strict timing
issues involved under this speed.
Two possible memory chips are supported: SDRAM with and without ECC.
SDRAM chips are generally thinner with higher pin density than EDO (Extended Data
Output) chips.
BIOS shows SDRAM memory on bootup screen.
8 chips/side modules do not support ECC, only 9 chips/side modules support ECC.
Single-sided DIMMs come in 16, 32, 64, 128MB; double-sided come in 32, 64, 128, 256MB.
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DIMM Memory Installation Procedures
Insert the module(s) as shown. Because the number of pins are different on either
side of the breaks, the module will only fit in the orientation as shown. DRAM
SIMM modules have the same pin contact on both sides. SDRAM DIMM modules
have a different pin contact on each side and therefore have a higher pin density.
20 Pins 60 Pins
88 Pins
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System Memory
Lock
P2B98-XV 168 Pin DIMM Memory Sockets
The Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) memory modules must be 3.3Volt Unbuffered Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM). You can identify the type of DIMM module
by the illustration below:
168-Pin DIMM Notch Key Definitions (3.3V)
DRAM Key Position
Unbuffered
RFU
Buffered
Voltage Key Position
Reserved
5.0V
3.3V
The notch on the DIMM module will shift between left, center, or right to identify
the type and also to prevent the wrong type to be inserted into the DIMM slot on the
motherboard. You must ask your retailer for the specifications before purchasing.
Four clock signals are supported on this motherboard.
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3. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
This motherboard provides a Single Edge Contact (SEC) slot for a Pentium II processor packaged in an SEC cartridge.
Pentium II Processor
WARNING! Be sure that sufficient air is circulating across the processor’s passive heatsink because the processor could overheat, which could damage both the
processor and the motherboard. You may install an auxiliary fan, if necessary.
You should check to see that you have the following 9 items.
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CPU
NOTE: The pictures in the following pages will have the same item numbers next to
them for your reference. The design and color of your items may be slightly different.
Lock Holes
Captive Nut
(1)
(3)
(2)
Attach Mount Bridges (Items 1,2)
Pentium II Retention Mechanism (Item 3)
(8)
Top Bar (4)
(5)
Pin
Posts
(6)
Base (7)
Larger Fin should
be on the bottom.
Heatsink Support Base/Top Bar (Items 4-7)
Heatsink bottom Groove
for the Support Top Bar
Pentium II Processor Heatsink (Item 8)
Intel Pentium II Processor in an SEC cartridge
(233-450MHz 512KB/128KB/0KB L2 Cache) CPU (Item 9)
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The heatsinks shown in this manual are for reference purposes only. The recommended heatsinks for the Pentium II processor are those with three-pin fans that can
be connected to the CPU fan connector on the motherboard. These heatsinks have
the added benefits of proper heat dissipation and with the hardware monitor, the
ability to monitor the fan’s RPM and use the alert function through the included
LANDesk Client Manager (LDCM) software.
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CPU
AAVID Heatsink
The procedures for installing the AAVID heatsink with fan is similar to those of the
heatsink without a fan. You will not, however, be able to use the heatsink support top
bar because of the fan. The heatsink support top bar will, however, still be included
in the package, in case you use a heatsink without a fan.
Elan Vital Heatsink
The procedures for installing the Elan Vital heatsink with fan is also similar to those of
the heatsink without a fan. The Elan Vital heatsink, however, comes with a lever to
clamp the heatsink into the SEC cartridge. Mount the heatsink in the orientation as
shown then flip the lever from “Unlock” to “Lock”. You will also not be able to use the
heatsink support top bar because of the fan. The heatsink support top bar will, however, still be included in the package, in case you use a heatsink without a fan.
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III. INSTALLATION
The ASUS P2B98-XV As Shipped
The ASUS P2B98-XV is shipped with the attach mount bridges already installed.
SEC slot for the
Pentium II processor
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CPU
NOTE: Encircled items are points where the
attach mount bridges are factory-installed
Installing the Pentium II Processor
1. Mount the Pentium II Retention Mechanism: The retention mechanism is
designed to fit into the SEC slot only one way. Be sure to align the notch in the
mechanism with the small rib on one side of the slot and that the mechanism is
properly seated on the board. Then, screw the captive nuts in place. TIP: Orient
the mechanism’s lock holes toward the motherboard’s chipset (see motherboard
layout for the location of the Intel 440BX AGPset).
WARNING! Do not overtighten the captive nuts. Doing so could damage your
motherboard. Tighten captive nuts to no more than 6±1 inch/pound.
Lock holes
Captive nut
Captive nut
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2. Mount the Heatsink: Place the SEC cartridge face down on a flat surface and lay
the heatsink flush on the back (metal side) of the SEC cartridge. Be sure that the
heatsink is firmly pressed against the SEC cartridge. When correctly installed,
no light must be showing through between the thermal pad of the heatsink and
the SEC cartridge.
WARNING! If the heatsink is not mounted tightly against the SEC cartridge,
the CPU will overheat. You may install an auxiliary fan to provide adequate
circulation across the processor’s passive heatsink.
Push each end of the clamps until they lock
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CPU
Lock
Lock
The thermal pad & SEC cartridge should not have a gap!
SEC Cartridge with Heatsink (Top View)
3. Insert the SEC Cartridge: Push the SEC cartridge’s two locks inward (the
preceding picture shows the locks in the outward position and inward in the
picture below). With the heatsink facing the motherboard’s chipset, press the
cartridge gently but firmly until it is full inserted.
Push lock inward
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4. Secure the SEC Cartridge: Secure the SEC cartridge in place by pushing the
SEC cartridge locks outward so that the lock shows through the retention
mechanism’s lock holes.
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5. Secure the Heatsink: Install the heatsink support base into the motherboard.
This is not, however, necessary if you use a heatsink with fan (see next page).
The support base is necessary to secure the heatsink (without fan). Secure the
heatsink by sliding the heatsink support top bar into the bottom groove of the
heatsink until it locks into the heatsink support base posts.
(9)
(8)
Heatsink support
top bar (4)
Heatsink support
base post
Heatsink support
base (7)
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4. Expansion Cards
WARNING! Unplug your power supply when adding or removing expansion
cards or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to
both your motherboard and expansion cards.
Expansion Card Installation Procedure
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Expansion Cards
1. Read the documentation for your expansion card and make any necessary
hardware or software settings for your expansion card, such as jumpers.
2. Remove your computer system’s cover and the bracket plate on the slot you
intend to use. Keep the bracket for possible future use.
3. Carefully align the card’s connectors and press firmly.
4. Secure the card on the slot with the screw you removed above.
5. Replace the computer system’s cover.
6. Set up the BIOS if necessary
(such as IRQ xx Used By ISA: Yes in PNP AND PCI SETUP)
7. Install the necessary software drivers for your expansion card.
Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards
Some expansion cards need to use an IRQ to operate. Generally, an IRQ must be
exclusively assigned to one use. In a standard design, there are 16 IRQs available
but most of them are already in use, leaving 6 IRQs free for expansion cards. If your
motherboard has audio onboard, an extra 3 IRQs will be used, leaving 3 IRQs free.
Both ISA and PCI expansion cards may require to use IRQs. System IRQs are available to cards installed in the ISA expansion bus first, then any remaining IRQs are
available to PCI cards. Currently, there are two types of ISA cards. The original ISA
expansion card design, now referred to as legacy ISA cards, requires that you configure the card’s jumpers manually and then install it in any available slot on the ISA
bus. You may use the Microsoft Diagnostics (MSD.EXE) utility located in the Windows directory to see a map of your used and free IRQs. If you use Windows 95, the
Resources tab under Device Manager displays the resource settings being used by
a particular device (to gain access, double-click the System icon under the Control
Panel program). Ensure that no two devices share the same IRQs or your computer
will experience problems when those two devices are in use at the same time.
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To simplify this process, this motherboard has complied with the Plug and Play
(PNP) specification which was developed to allow automatic system configuration
whenever a PNP-compliant card is added to the system. For PNP cards, IRQs are
assigned automatically from those available.
If the system has both Legacy and PNP ISA cards installed, IRQs are
assigned to PNP cards from those not used by Legacy cards. The PCI and PNP
configuration of the BIOS setup utility can be used to indicate which IRQs are being
used by Legacy cards. For older Legacy cards that do not work with the BIOS, you
can contact your vendor for an ISA Configuration Utility.
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Expansion Cards
An IRQ number is automatically assigned to PCI expansion cards after those used
by Legacy and PNP ISA cards. In the PCI bus design, the BIOS automatically
assigns an IRQ to a PCI slot that has a card in it that requires an IRQ. To install a
PCI card, you need to set something called the INT (interrupt) assignment. Since all
the PCI slots on this motherboard use an INTA #, be sure that the jumpers on your
PCI cards are set to INT A.
Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards
Some ISA cards, both legacy and PnP, may also need to use a DMA (Direct Memory
Access) channel. DMA assignments for this motherboard are handled the same way
as the IRQ assignment process described earlier. You can select a DMA channel in
the PCI and PnP configuration section of the BIOS Setup utility.
IMPORTANT: To avoid conflicts, reserve the necessary IRQs and DMAs for legacy
ISA cards (under PNP AND PCI SETUP of the BIOS SOFTWARE, choose Yes in IRQ
xx Used By ISA and DMA x Used By ISA for those IRQs and DMAs you want to reserve).
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5. External Connectors
WARNING! Some pins are used for connectors or power sources. These are
clearly separated from jumpers in “Map of the Motherboard.” Placing jumper
caps over these will cause damage to your motherboard.
IMPORTANT: Ribbon cables should always be connected with the red stripe on
the Pin 1 side of the connector. The four corners of the connectors are labeled on
the motherboard. Pin 1 is the side closest to the power connector on hard drives
and floppy drives. IDE ribbon cable must be less than 18in. (46cm), with the
second drive connector no more than 6in. (15cm) from the first connector.
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Connectors
1. PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6-pin Female)
This connection is for a standard keyboard using an PS/2 plug (mini DIN). This
connector will not allow standard AT size (large DIN) keyboard plugs. You
may use a DIN to mini DIN adapter on standard AT keyboards.
PS/2 Keyboard (6-pin Female)
2. PS/2 Mouse Connector (6-pin Female)
The system will direct IRQ12 to the PS/2 mouse if one is detected. If not detected, expansion cards can use IRQ12. See “PS/2 Mouse Control” in BIOS
Features Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE.
PS/2 Mouse (6-pin Female)
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3. Parallel Printer Connector (25-pin Female)
You can enable the parallel port and choose the IRQ through “Onboard Parallel
Port” in Chipset Features Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE. NOTE: Serial printers
must be connected to the serial port.
Parallel (Printer) Port (25-pin Female)
4. Serial Port COM1 Connectors (One 9-pin Male)
One serial port can be used for pointing devices or other serial devices. See
“Onboard Serial Port” in Chipset Features Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE.
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Connectors
Serial Port (9-pin Male) COM 1
5. Monitor (VGA) Output Connector (One 15-pin Female)
This connector is for output to a VGA-compatible device. The onboard VGA is
an accelerated graphics port (AGP) for ultra-high memory bandwidth graphics.
VGA Monitor (15-pin Female)
6. Universal Serial BUS Ports 1 & 2 (Two 4-pin Female Sockets)
Two USB ports are available for connecting USB devices.
USB 1
Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2
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7. IrDA-Compliant Infrared Module Connector (5-pin IR)
This connector supports the optional wireless transmitting and receiving infrared module. This module mounts to a small opening on system cases that support this feature.
(NC)
+5V
Ground
IRRX
IRTX
For the infrared feature to be available,
you must connect the optional Infrared
(IrDA) module to the motherboard
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Connectors
8. Floppy Disk Drive Connector (34-1pin FLOPPY)
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After connecting the single end to the board, connect the two plugs on the other end to the
floppy drives. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using ribbon cables with pin 5 plugged).
NOTE: Orient the red stripe to Pin 1
Pin 1
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9. System Fan Connector
This connector supports cooling fans of 500mAMP (6WATT) or less.
System Fan Power
+12V
Ground
Rotation
P2B98-XV 12Volt Cooling Fan Power
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10. Primary / Secondary IDE Connectors (Two 40-1pin IDE)
These connectors support the provided IDE hard disk ribbon cable.
After connecting the single end to the board, connect the two plugs at the other
end to your hard disk(s). If you install two hard disks, you must configure the
second drive to Slave mode by setting its jumper accordingly. Please refer to the
documentation of your hard disk for the jumper settings. (Pin 20 is removed to
prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using ribbon cables with
pin 20 plugged).
NOTE: Orient the red stripe to Pin 1
Pin 1
Secondary IDE Connector
Primary IDE Connector
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P2B98-XV IDE Connectors
11. ATX Power Supply Connector (20-pin ATXPWR)
This connector connects to a ATX power supply. The plug from the power supply
will only insert in one orientation because of the different hole sizes. Find the
proper orientation and push down firmly making sure that the pins are aligned.
+12.0 Volts
+5V Standby
Power Good
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+3.3 Volts
+3.3 Volts
+5.0 Volts
+5.0 Volts
-5.0 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
Power Supply On
Ground
-12.0 Volts
+3.3 Volts
P2B98-XV ATX Power Connector
IMPORTANT: Be sure that the ATX power supply can take at least 10mAmp
load on the 5volt standby lead (+5VSB). You may experience difficulty in
powering on your system without this.
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12. Wake-On-LAN Connector (3-pin WOL_CON)
These connector connects to LAN cards with a Wake-On-LAN output, such as
the ASUS PCI-L101 (see ASUS LAN Card section). The connector powers up
the system when a wakeup packet or signal is received through the LAN card.
IMPORTANT: This feature requires that the Wake-On-LAN Power Up Control is set to Enabled (see Power Management Setup) and that your system has
an ATX power supply with at least 720mA +5V standby power.
PME
Ground
+5 Volt Standby
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Connectors
IMPORTANT: Requires an ATX power
supply with at least 720mA +5-volt
standby power
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13. SB-Link™ Connector (6-1 pin SBLINK)
Using Intel’s PC-PCI and serialized IRQ protocols found in this motherboard’s
AGPset, this connector allows Sound Blaster 16 compatibility to AWE64D (Digital) or other PCI audio cards, enabling users to play Real-mode DOS games and
multimedia applications. SB-Link acts as a bridge between the motherboard and
the PCI audio card by providing the DMA and IRQ signals present in the ISA
bus but not available on the PCI bus.
PC/PCI Grant Sideband Signal
PC/PCI Request Sideband Signal
DGND
1
2
5
6
DGND
Serial IRQ
DMA_HEADER
NOTE: Pin 3 is removed to ensure the
correct orientation of the cable on it.
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14. Message LED Lead (2-pin MLED)
This indicates whether a message has been received from a fax/modem. The
LED will remain lit when there is no signal and blink when there is data transfer
or mail waiting in the inbox. This function requires ACPI OS and driver support.
15. System Management Interrupt (SMI) Lead (2-pin SMI)
This allows the user to manually place the system into a suspend mode or “Green”
mode where system activity will be instantly decreased to save electricity and
expand the life of certain components when the system is not in use. This 2-pin
connector (see the figure below) connects to the case-mounted suspend switch.
If you do not have a switch for the connector, you may use the “Turbo Switch”
since it does not have a function. SMI is activated when it detects a short to
open moment and therefore leaving it shorted will not cause any problems. May
require one or two pushes depending on the position of the switch. Wake-up can
be controlled by settings in the BIOS but the keyboard will always allow wakeup (the SMI lead cannot wake-up the system).
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Connectors
16. Speaker Connector (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker.
17. ATX Power Switch / Soft Power Switch (2-pin PWR)
The system power is controlled by a momentary switch connected to this lead.
Pushing the button once will switch the system between ON and SLEEP. Pushing the switch while in the ON mode for more than 4 seconds will turn the
system off. The system power LED shows the status of the system’s power.
18. System Power LED (3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector connects the system power LED, which lights when the
system is powered on and blinks when it is in sleep mode.
19. Reset Switch Lead (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting
your computer without having to turn off your power switch This is a preferred
method of rebooting in order to prolong the life of the system’s power supply.
Message LED
SMI Speaker
Ground
ATX Power Switch
Reset Switch
IDE LED Power LED
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Power Connection Procedures
1. After all connections are made, close the system case cover.
2. Be sure that all switches are off (in some systems, marked with ).
3. Connect the power supply cord into the power supply located on the back of
your system case according to your system user’s manual.
4. Connect the power cord into a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
5. You may then turn on your devices in the following order:
a. Your monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. Your system power. For ATX power supplies, you need to switch on the power
supply as well as press the ATX power switch on the front of the case.
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Power Connections
6. The power LED on the front panel of the system case will light. For ATX power
supplies, the system LED will light when the ATX power switch is pressed. The
monitor LED may light up after the system’s if it complies with “green” standards or if it has a power standby feature. The system will then run power-on
tests. While the tests are running, additional messages will appear on the screen.
If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turn on the
power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Recheck your jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance.
7. During power-on, hold down <Delete> to enter BIOS setup. Follow the instructions in the next section, BIOS SOFTWARE.
* Powering Off your computer: You must first exit or shut down your operating
system before switching off the power switch. For ATX power supplies, you
can press the ATX power switch after exiting or shutting down your operating
system. If you use Windows 95, click the Start button, click Shut Down, and
then click Shut down the computer?. The system will give three quick beeps
after about 30 seconds and then power off after Windows shuts down.
NOTE: The message “You can now safely turn off your computer” will not
appear when shutting down with ATX power supplies.
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Flash Memory Writer Utility
This motherboard has an onboard SCSI BIOS and boot virus protection and therefore, requires a 2Mbit flash ROM.
AFLASH.EXE: This is the Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS by uploading
a new BIOS file to the 2Mbit programmable flash ROM chip on the motherboard. To determine the BIOS version of your motherboard, check the last four numbers of the code displayed on the upper left-hand corner of your screen during bootup. Larger numbers represent
a newer BIOS file. This file works only in DOS mode.
NOTE: The following screen displays are provided as examples only and may not reflect the
screen contents displayed on your system.
IV. BIOS
Flash Memory Writer
IMPORTANT! If “unknown” is displayed after Flash Memory:, the memory chip is
either not programmable or is not supported by the ACPI BIOS and therefore, cannot be
programmed by the Flash Memory Writer utility.
Main Menu
1. Save Current BIOS To File
This option allows you to save a
copy of the original motherboard
BIOS in case you need to reinstall
it. It is recommended that you save
AFLASH.EXE and the BIOS file
to a bootable floppy disk.
To save your current BIOS, type [1] at the Main Menu and then press <Enter>. The Save
Current BIOS To File screen appears. Type a filename and the path, for example, A:\XXX-X
and then press <Enter>.
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2. Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD
This option updates the boot block, the baseboard BIOS, and the ACPI extended system configuration data (ESCD) parameter block from a new BIOS file. See the next page for procedures on downloading an updated BIOS file.
To update your current BIOS,
type [2] at the Main Menu and
then press <Enter>. The Update
BIOS Including Boot Block
and ESCD screen appears. Type
the filename of your new BIOS
and the path, for example,
A:\XXXXXXX.AWD, and then
press <Enter>.
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Flash Memory Writer
When prompted to confirm the
BIOS update, press Y to start the
update.
The utility starts to program the
new BIOS information into the
flash ROM. When the programming is finished, Flashed Successfully will be displayed.
Follow the onscreen instructions
to continue.
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Managing and Updating Your Motherboard’s BIOS
Upon First Use of the Computer System
1. Create a bootable system floppy disk by typing [FORMAT A:/S] from the DOS
prompt without creating “AUTOEXEC.BAT” and “CONFIG.SYS” files.
2. Copy AFLASH.EXE to the just created boot disk.
3. Run AFLASH.EXE from this new disk and select option 1. Save Current BIOS
to File. See 1. Save Current BIOS To File on the previous page for more details and the rest of the steps.
Updating BIOS Procedures (only when necessary)
1. Download an updated ASUS BIOS file from the Internet (WWW or FTP) or a
BBS (Bulletin Board Service) (see ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION on page
3 for details) and save to the disk you created earlier.
2. Boot from the disk you created earlier.
3. At the “A:\” prompt, type AFLASH and then press <Enter>.
4. At the Main Menu, type 2 and then press <Enter>. See 2. Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD on the previous page for more details and the
rest of the steps.
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Updating BIOS
WARNING! If you encounter problems while updating the new BIOS, DO NOT
turn off your system since this might prevent your system from booting up. Just
repeat the process, and if the problem still persists, update the original BIOS file
you saved to disk above. If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able to
successfully update a complete BIOS file, your system may not be able to boot
up. If this happens, your system will need service.
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6. BIOS Setup
The motherboard supports two programmable Flash ROM chips: 5 Volt and 12
Volt. Either of these memory chips can be updated when BIOS upgrades are released. Use the Flash Memory Writer utility to download the new BIOS file into the
ROM chip as described in detail in this section.
All computer motherboards provide a Setup utility program for specifying the system configuration and settings. If your motherboard came in a computer system, the
proper configuration entries may have already been made. If so, invoke the Setup
utility, as described later, and take note of the configuration settings for future reference; in particular, the hard disk specifications.
If you are installing the motherboard, reconfiguring your system or you receive a
Run Setup message, you will need to enter new setup information. This section
describes how to configure your system using this utility.
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BIOS Setup
The BIOS ROM of the system stores the Setup utility. When you turn on the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. This appears during the Power-On Self Test (POST). Press <Delete> to call up the Setup
utility. If you are a little bit late pressing the mentioned key(s), POST will continue
with its test routines, thus preventing you from calling up Setup. If you still need to
call Setup, reset the system by pressing <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing
the Reset button on the system case. You can also restart by turning the system off
and then back on again. But do so only if the first two methods fail.
When you invoke Setup, the CMOS SETUP UTILITY main program screen will
appear with the following options:
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Load Defaults
The “Load BIOS Defaults” option loads the minimum settings for troubleshooting.
“Load Setup Defaults”, on the other hand, is for loading optimized defaults for
regular use. Choosing defaults at this level, will modify all applicable settings.
A section at the bottom of the above screen displays the control keys for this screen.
Take note of these keys and their respective uses. Another section just below the
control keys section displays information on the currently highlighted item in the list.
Standard CMOS Setup
The “Standard CMOS Setup” option allows you to record some basic system hardware configuration and set the system clock and error handling. If the motherboard
is already installed in a working system, you will not need to select this option.
However, if the configuration stored in the CMOS memory on the board gets lost or
damaged, or if you change your system hardware configuration, you will need to
respecify the configuration values. The configuration values usually get lost or
corrupted when the power of the onboard CMOS battery weakens.
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Standard CMOS
The preceding screen provides you with a list of options. At the bottom of this screen
are the control keys for this screen. Take note of these keys and their respective uses.
User-configurable fields appear in a different color. If you need information on the
selected field, press <F1>. The help menu will then appear to provide you with the
information you need. The memory display at the lower right-hand side of the screen
is read-only and automatically adjusts accordingly.
Details of Standard CMOS Setup:
Date
To set the date, highlight the “Date” field and then press either <Page Up>/<Page Down>
or <+>/<–> to set the current date. Follow the month, day and year format. Valid values
for month, day and year are: Month: (1 to 12), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (up to 2079)
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Time
To set the time, highlight the “Time” field and then press either <Page Up>/<Page Down>
or <+>/<–> to set the current time. Follow the hour, minute and second format. Valid
values for hour, minute and second are: (Hour: (00 to 23), Minute: (00 to 59), Second:
(00 to 59).
NOTE: You can bypass the date and time prompts by creating an AUTOEXEC.BAT
file. For information on how to create this file, please refer to the MS-DOS manual.
Hard Disks
This field records the specifications for all non-SCSI hard disk drives installed in
your system. The onboard PCI IDE connectors provide Primary and Secondary
channels for connecting up to four IDE hard disks or other IDE devices. Each channel can support up to two hard disks; the first of which is the “master” and the
second is the “slave”.
Specifications for SCSI hard disks need not to be entered here since they operate
using device drivers and are not supported by any the BIOS. If you install either the
optional PCI-SC200 or PCI-SC860 SCSI controller card into the motherboard, see
section VI for instructions. If you install other vendor’s SCSI controller card, refer
to their respective documentations on how to install the required SCSI drivers.
IV. BIOS
Standard CMOS
For IDE hard disk drive setup, you can:
• Use the Auto setting for detection during bootup.
• Use the IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION in the main menu to automatically
enter the drive specifications.
• Enter the specifications yourself manually by using the “User” option.
The entries for specifying the hard disk type include CYLS (number of cylinders),
HEAD (number of read/write heads), PRECOMP (write precompensation), LANDZ
(landing zone), SECTOR (number of sectors) and MODE. The SIZE field automatically adjusts according to the configuration you specify. The documentation
that comes with your hard disk should provide you with the information regarding
the drive specifications.
The MODE entry is for IDE hard disks only, and can be ignored for MFM and ESDI
drives. This entry provides three options: Normal, Large, LBA, or Auto (see below). Set MODE to the Normal for IDE hard disk drives smaller than 528MB; set
it to LBA for drives over 528MB that support Logical Block Addressing (LBA) to
allow larger IDE hard disks; set it to Large for drives over 528MB that do not support LBA. Large type of drive can only be used with MS-DOS and is very uncommon. Most IDE drives over 528MB support the LBA mode.
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Auto detection of hard disks on bootup
For each field: Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master, and Secondary
Slave, you can select Auto under the TYPE and MODE fields. This will enable auto
detection of your IDE hard disk during bootup. This will allow you to change your
hard disks (with the power off) and then power on without having to reconfigure
your hard disk type. If you use older hard disks that do not support this feature, then
you must configure the hard disk in the standard method as described earlier by the
“User” option.
NOTE: After the IDE hard disk drive information has been entered into BIOS, new
IDE hard disk drives must be partitioned (such as with FDISK) and then formatted
before data can be read from and write on. Primary IDE hard disk drives must have
its partition set to active (also possible with FDISK).
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Drive A / Drive B (None)
These fields record the types of floppy disk drives installed in your system. The
available options for drives A and B are: 360KB, 5.25 in.; 1.2MB, 5.25 in.; 720KB,
3.5 in.; 1.44MB, 3.5 in.; 2.88MB, 3.5 in.; None
IV. BIOS
Standard CMOS
To enter the configuration value for a particular drive, highlight its corresponding
field and then select the drive type using the left- or right-arrow keys.
Floppy 3 Mode Supprt: (Disabled)
Not available on the current version.
Video (EGA/VGA)
Set this field to the type of video display card installed in your system. The options
are EGA/VGA, CGA 49, CGA 80, and Mono (for Hercules or MDA).
If you are using a VGA or any higher resolution card, choose EGA/VGA.
Halt On (All Errors)
This field determines which types of errors will cause the system to halt. Choose from
All Errors; No Errors; All,But Keyboard, All,But Diskette; and All,But Disk/Key.
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BIOS Features Setup
The “BIOS Features Setup” option consists of configuration entries that allow you
to improve your system performance, or let you set up some system features according to your preference. Some entries are required by the motherboard’s design to
remain in their default settings.
IV. BIOS
BIOS Features
A section at the lower right of the screen displays the control keys you can use. Take
note of these keys and their respective uses. If you need information on a particular
entry, highlight it and then press <F1>. A pop-up help menu will appear to provide
you with the information you need. <F5> loads the last set values, <F6> and <F7>
loads the BIOS default values and Setup default values, respectively.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of BIOS Features Setup
CPU Internal Core Speed (Manual)
This function is reserved for future use and is currently disabled.
Boot Virus Detection (Enabled)
This field allows you to set boot virus detection, ensuring a virus-free boot sector.
This new antivirus solution is unlike native BIOS tools, which offer limited virus
protection typically by write-protecting the partition table. With this new solution,
your computer is protected against boot virus threats earlier in the boot cycle, that is,
before they have a chance to load into your system. This ensures your computer
boots to a clean operating system. The system halts and displays a warning message
when it detects a virus. If this occurs, you can either allow the operation to continue
or use a virus-free bootable floppy disk to restart and investigate your system. Because of conflicts with new operating systems, for example, during installation of
new softwares, you may have to set this to Disabled to prevent write errors.
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CPU Level 1 Cache / CPU Level 2 Cache (Enabled)
These fields allow you to choose from the default of Enabled or choose Disabled to
turn on or off the CPU’s Level 1 and Level 2 built-in cache.
CPU Level 2 Cache ECC Check (Disabled)
This function controls the ECC check capability in the CPU level 2 cache.
BIOS Update (Enabled)
This functions as an update loader integrated into the BIOS to supply the processor
with the required data. The BIOS will load the update on all processors during
system bootup in the default position of Enabled.
Turbo Mode (Disabled)
This function allows you to set the turbo mode. Leave on the default setting.
Quick Power On Self Test (Enabled)
This field speeds up the Power-On Self Test (POST) routine by skipping retesting a
second, third, and forth time. Setup default setting for this field is Enabled. A
complete test of the system is done on each test.
IV. BIOS
BIOS Features
HDD Sequence SCSI/IDE First (IDE)
When using both SCSI and IDE hard disk drives, IDE is always the boot disk using
drive letter C (default setting of IDE). This new feature allows a SCSI hard disk
drive to be the boot disk when set to SCSI. This allows multiple operating systems
to be used on both IDE and SCSI drives or the primary operating system to boot
using a SCSI hard disk drive.
Boot Sequence (A,C)
This field determines where the system looks first for an operating system. Options
are A,C; A,CDROM,C; CDROM,C,A; D,A; E,A; F,A; C only; LS/ZIP, C; and C,A.
The setup default setting is to check first the floppy disk and then the hard disk
drive, that is, A, C.
Boot Up Floppy Seek (Disabled)
When enabled, the BIOS will seek drive A once.
Floppy Disk Access Control (R/W)
This allows protection of files from the computer system to be copied to floppy
disks by allowing the setting of Read Only to only allow reads from the floppy disk
drive but not writes. The setup default R/W allows both reads and writes.
IDE HDD Block Mode Sectors (HDD MAX)
This field enhances hard disk performance by making multi-sector transfers instead
of one sector per transfer. Most IDE drives, except older versions, can utilize this
feature. Selections are HDD MAX, Disabled, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32.
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BIOS Features
HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability (Disabled)
This allows the enabling or disabling of the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis
and Reporting Technology) system which utilizes internal hard disk drive monitoring technology. This feature is normally disabled because system resources used in
this feature may decrease system performance.
PS/2 Mouse Function Control (Auto)
The default of Auto allows the system to detect a PS/2 mouse on bootup. If detected,
IRQ12 will be used for the PS/2 mouse. IRQ12 will be reserved for expansion cards
if a PS/2 mouse is not detected. Enabled will always reserve IRQ12, whether on
bootup a PS/2 mouse is detected or not.
OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M (Disabled)
When using OS/2 operating systems with installed DRAM of greater than 64MB,
you need to set this option to Enabled otherwise leave this on Disabled.
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PCI/VGA Palette Snoop (Disabled)
Some display cards that are nonstandard VGA such as graphics accelerators or MPEG
Video Cards may not show colors properly. The setting Enabled should correct this
problem. Otherwise leave this on the setup default setting of Disabled.
Video ROM BIOS Shadow (Enabled)
This field allows you to change the video BIOS location from ROM to RAM. Relocating to RAM enhances system performance, as information access is faster than
the ROM.
C8000-CBFFF to DC000-DFFFF (Disabled)
These fields are used for shadowing other expansion card ROMs. If you install
other expansion cards with ROMs on them, you will need to know which addresses
the ROMs use to shadow them specifically. Shadowing a ROM reduces the memory
available between 640K and 1024K by the amount used for this purpose.
Boot Up NumLock Status (On)
This field enables users to activate the Number Lock function upon system boot.
Typematic Rate Setting (Disabled)
When enabled, you can set the two typematic controls listed next. Setup default
setting is Disabled.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) (6)
This field controls the speed at which the system registers repeated keystrokes.
Options range from 6 to 30 characters per second. Setup default setting is 6; other
settings are 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, and 30.
Typematic Delay (Msec) (250)
This field sets the time interval for displaying the first and second characters. Four
delay rate options are available: 250, 500, 750, and 1000.
Security Option (System)
When you specify a Supervisor Password and/or User Password (explained later in
this section), the Security Option field determines when the system prompts for the
password. The default setting is System, where the system prompts for the User
Password every time you start your system. The other option is Setup, where the
system goes through its startup routine unless the Setup utility is called, when the
system prompts for the Supervisor Password.
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Chipset Features Setup
The “Chipset Features Setup” option controls the configuration of the board’s chipset.
Control keys for this screen are the same as for the previous screen.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of Chipset Features Setup
IV. BIOS
Chipset Features
SDRAM Configuration (By SPD)
This sets the optimal timings for items 2-5. Leave on default setting.
SDRAM CAS Latency (2T)
This controls the latency between SDRAM read command and the time that the data
actually becomes available. Leave on default setting.
SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (3T)
This controls the latency between SDRAM active command and the read/write command. Leave on default setting.
SDRAM RAS Precharge Time (2T)
This controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to SDRAM. Leave
on default setting.
DRAM Idle Timer (0T)
This controls the idle clocks before closing an opened SDRAM page. Leave on
default setting.
SDRAM MA Wait State (Normal)
This controls the leadoff clocks for CPU read cycles. Leave on default setting.
Snoop Ahead (Enabled)
Enabled will allow PCI streaming. Leave on default setting.
Host Bus Fast Data Ready (Enabled)
Leave on default setting.
16-bit I/O Recovery Time (1 BUSCLK) / 8-bit I/O Recovery Time (1 BUSCLK)
Timing for 16-bit and 8-bit ISA cards, respectively. Leave on default setting.
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Graphics Aperture Size (64MB)
Memory-mapped, graphics data structures can reside in a Graphics Aperture. Leave
on default setting.
Video Memory Cache Mode (UC)
USWC (uncacheable, speculative write combining) is a new cache technology for
the video memory of the processor. It can greatly improve the display speed by
caching the display data. You must leave this on the default setting of UC
(uncacheable) if your display card cannot support this feature or else your system
may not boot.
PCI 2.1 Support (Enabled)
This function allows you to enable or disable PCI 2.1 features including passive release
and delayed transaction. Leave Enabled (default setting) for PCI 2.1 compliancy.
Memory Hole At 15M–16M (Disabled)
Enabling this feature reserves 15MB to 16MB memory address space to ISA expansion cards that specifically require this setting. This makes the memory from 15MB
and up unavailable to the system. Expansion cards can only access memory up to
16MB. The default is Disabled.
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Chipset Features
DRAM are xx bits wide
If all your DIMMs have ECC (e.g., 8 chips + 1 ECC chip), they are considered
72bits and the following will be displayed:
If your DIMMs do not have ECC (e.g. 8 chips), they are considered 64 bits and the
following will be displayed instead:
Data Integrity Mode (Non-ECC)
Non-ECC has byte-wise write capability but no provision for protecting data integrity in
the DRAM array. EC-Only data errors are detected but not corrected. ECC with hardware scrubbing allows a detection of single-bit and multiple-bit errors and recovery of
single-bit errors. (See section III for more information on DRAM memory modules.)
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Onboard FDC Controller (Enabled)
When Enabled, this field allows you to connect your floppy disk drives to the onboard
floppy disk drive connector instead of a separate controller card. If you want to use a
different controller card to connect the floppy disk drives, set this field to Disabled.
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Onboard FDC Swap A & B (No Swap)
This field allows you to reverse the hardware drive letter assignments of your floppy
disk drives. Two options are available: No Swap and Swap AB. If you want to switch
drive letter assignments through the onboard chipset, set this field to Swap AB.
Onboard Serial Port 1 (3F8H/IRQ4)
Settings are 3F8H/IRQ4, 2F8H/IRQ3, 3E8H/IRQ4, 2E8H/IRQ10, and Disabled for
the onboard serial connector.
Onboard Serial Port 2 (2F8H/IRQ3)
Settings are 3F8H/IRQ4, 2F8H/IRQ3, 3E8H/IRQ4, 2E8H/IRQ10, and Disabled for
the onboard serial connector.
Onboard Parallel Port (378H/IRQ7)
This field sets the address of the onboard parallel port connector. You can select
either: 3BCH / IRQ 7, 378H / IRQ 7, 278H / IRQ 5, Disabled. If you install an I/O card
with a parallel port, ensure that there is no conflict in the address assignments. The PC
can support up to three parallel ports as long as there are no conflicts for each port.
Parallel Port Mode (ECP+EPP)
This field allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port. The setting
Normal, allows normal-speed operation but in one direction only; EPP allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed; ECP allows the parallel port to
operate in bidirectional mode and at a speed faster than the maximum unidirectional
data transfer rate; ECP+EPP allows normal speed operation in a two-way mode.
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Chipset Features
ECP DMA Select (3)
This selection is available only if you select ECP or ECP+EPP in the Parallel Port
Mode. Select either DMA Channel 1, 3, or Disable.
UART2 Use Infrared (Disabled)
When enabled, this field activates the onboard infrared feature and sets the second
serial UART to support the infrared module connector on the motherboard. If your
system already has a second serial port connected to the onboard COM2 connector, it
will no longer work if you enable the infrared feature. By default, this field is set to
Disabled, which leaves the second serial port UART to support the COM2 serial port
connector. See IrDA-compliant infrared module connector under section III.
Onboard PCI IDE Enable (Both)
You can select to enable the primary IDE channel, secondary IDE channel, both, or
disable both channels (for systems with only SCSI drives).
IDE Ultra DMA Mode (Auto)
This field autodetects Ultra DMA capability (for improved transfer speeds and data integrity) for compatible IDE devices. Set to Disable to suppress Ultra DMA capability.
IDE 0 Master/Slave PIO/DMA Mode, IDE 1 Master/Slave PIO/DMA Mode (Auto)
Each channel (0 and 1) has both a master and a slave making four IDE devices
possible. Because each IDE device may have a different Mode timing (0, 1, 2, 3, 4),
it is necessary for these to be independent. The default setting of Auto will allow
autodetection to ensure optimal performance
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Power Management Setup
This “Power Management Setup” option allows you to reduce power consumption.
This feature turns off the video display and shuts down the hard disk after a period
of inactivity.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of Power Management Setup
IV. BIOS
Power Management
Power Management (User Define)
This field acts as the master control for the power management modes. Max Saving
puts the system into power saving mode after a brief period of system inactivity;
Min Saving is almost the same as Max Saving except that this time the system inactivity period is longer; Disable disables the power saving features; User Define allows you to set power saving options according to your preference.
IMPORTANT: Advanced Power Management (APM) should be installed to keep
the system time updated when the computer enters suspend mode activated by the
BIOS Power Management. For DOS environments, you need to add the statement,
DEVICE=C:\DOS\POWER.EXE, in you CONFIG.SYS. For Windows 3.x and Windows 95, you need to install Windows with the APM feature. A battery and power
cord icon labeled “Power” will appear in the “Control Panel.” Choose “Advanced”
in the Power Management Field.
Video Off Option (Suspend -> Off )
This field determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor power management. The settings are Suspend -> Off and Always On.
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Video Off Method (DPMS OFF)
This field defines the video off features. The following options are available: DPMS
OFF, DPMS Reduce ON, Blank Screen, V/H SYNC+Blank, DPMS Standby, and
DPMS Suspend. The DPMS (Display Power Management System) features allow
the BIOS to control the video display card if it supports the DPMS feature. Blank
Screen only blanks the screen (use this for monitors without power management or
“green” features. If set up in your system, your screen saver will not display with
Blank Screen selected). V/H SYNC+Blank blanks the screen and turns off vertical
and horizontal scanning.
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PM Timers
This section controls the time-out settings for the Power Management scheme. The
fields included in this section are “HDD Power Down”, which places the hard disk
into its lowest power consumption mode, and the Suspend mode which suspends the
CPU.
The system automatically “wakes up” from any power saving mode when there is
system activity such as when a key is pressed from the keyboard, or when there is
activity detected from the enabled IRQ channels.
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Power Management
HDD Power Down (Disable)
Shuts down any IDE hard disk drives in the system after a period of inactivity. This
time period is user-configurable to 1–15 Min or Disable. This feature does not
affect SCSI hard drives.
Suspend Mode (Disable)
Sets the period of time after which each of these modes activate: 30 sec, 1 Min, 2
Min, 4 Min, 8 Min, 20 Min, 30 Min, 40 Min, 1 Hour, and Disable.
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Power Up Control
This section determines the ways the system can be controlled when it is started or
restarted, when modem activity is detected, or when power to the computer is interrupted and reapplied. The Soft-Off mode refers to powering off the system through
a momentary button switch (ATX switch) or through the software as opposed to
disconnecting the AC power by way of a rocker switch or other means.
PWR Button < 4 Secs (Soft Off)
When set to Soft Off, the ATX switch can be used as a normal system power-off
button when pressed for less than 4 seconds. Suspend allows the button to have a
dual function where pressing less than 4 seconds will place the system in sleep
mode. No Function disables the ATX switch function when the button is pressed
under 4 seconds. Regardless of the setting, holding the ATX switch for more than 4
seconds will power off the system.
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PWR Up On Modem Act (Enabled)
This allows either settings of Enabled or Disabled for powering up the computer (turns the
ATX power supply on) when the modem receives a call while the computer is Soft Off.
NOTE: The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and applications are fully running, thus connection cannot be made on the first try. Turning
an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off causes an initialization string that will also cause the system to power on.
AC PWR Loss Restart (Disabled)
This allows you to set whether you want your system to boot up after the power has
been interrupted. Disabled leaves your system off after reapplying power and Enabled boots up your system after reapplying power.
Wake On LAN (Enabled)
This allows you to remotely power up your system through your network by sending a wake-up frame or signal. With this feature, you can remotely upload/download
data to/from systems during off-peak hours. Set to Enabled to set this feature.
IMPORTANT: This feature requires the ASUS PCI-L101 LAN Card and an ATX
power supply with at least 720mA +5V standby power.
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Power Management
Automatic Power Up (Disabled)
This allows you to have an unattended or automatic power up of your system. You may
configure your system to power up at a certain time of the day by selecting Everyday,
which will allow you to set the time or at a certain time and day by selecting By Date.
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PNP and PCI Setup
The “PNP and PCI Setup” option configures the PCI bus slots. All PCI bus slots on
the system use INTA#, thus all installed PCI cards must be set to this value.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of PNP and PCI Setup
IV. BIOS
Plug & Play / PCI
PNP OS Installed (No)
This field allows you to use a Plug-and-Play (PnP) operating system to configure
the PCI bus slots instead of using the BIOS. Thus interrupts may be reassigned by
the OS when Yes is selected. When a non-PnP OS is installed or to prevent reassigning of interrupt settings, select the default setting of No.
Slot 1/2/3/4 IRQ (Auto)
These fields set how IRQ use is determined for each PCI slot. The default setting for
each field is Auto, which uses auto-routing to determine IRQ use. The other options are
manual settings of NA, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 or 15 for each slot.
PCI Latency Timer (32 PCI Clock)
The default setting of 32 PCI Clock enables maximum PCI performance for this
motherboard.
IRQ xx Used By ISA (No/ICU)
These fields indicate whether or not the displayed IRQ for each field is being used
by a legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. Two options are available: No/ICU and Yes. The
first option, the default value, indicates either that the displayed IRQ is not used or
an ISA Configuration Utility (ICU) is being used to determine if an ISA card is
using that IRQ. If you install a legacy ISA card that requires a unique IRQ, and you
are not using an ICU, you must set the field for that IRQ to Yes. For example: If you
install a legacy ISA card that requires IRQ 10, then set IRQ10 Used By ISA to Yes.
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DMA x Used By ISA (No/ICU)
These fields indicate whether or not the displayed DMA channel for each field is
being used by a legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. Available options include: No/ICU and
Yes. The first option, the default setting, indicates either that the displayed DMA
channel is not used or an ICU is being used to determine if an ISA card is using that
channel. If you install a legacy ISA card that requires a unique DMA channel, and
you are not using an ICU, you must set the field for that channel to Yes.
ISA MEM Block BASE (No/ICU)
This field allows you to set the base address and block size of a legacy ISA card that
uses any memory segment within the C800H and DFFFH address range. If you
have such a card, and you are not using an ICU to specify its address range, select a
base address from the six available options; the ISA MEM Block SIZE field will
then appear for selecting the block size. If you have more than one legacy ISA card
in your system that requires to use this address range, you can increase the block
size to either 8K, 16K, 36K, or 64K. If you are using an ICU to accomplish this task,
leave ISA MEM Block BASE to its default setting of No/ICU.
SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS (Auto)
The default uses Auto settings for the onboard SCSI BIOS. If you do not want to use
the onboard SCSI BIOS, choose Disabled
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Plug & Play / PCI
USB IRQ (Enabled)
Enabled reserves an IRQ# for the USB to work, Disabled does not allow the USB to
have an IRQ# and therefore prevents the USB from functioning. If you are not using
any USB devices, you may set this feature to Disabled to save an extra IRQ# for
expansion cards.
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Load BIOS Defaults
The “Load BIOS Defaults” option allows you to load the troubleshooting default
values permanently stored in the BIOS ROM. These default settings are non-optimal and disable all high performance features. To load these default settings, highlight “Load BIOS Defaults” on the main screen and then press <Enter>. The system
displays a confirmation message on the screen. Press <Y> and then <Enter> to
confirm. Press <N> and then <Enter> to abort. This feature does not affect the
fields on the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
Load Setup Defaults
The “Load Setup Defaults” option allows you to load the default values to the system configuration fields. These default values are the optimized configuration settings for the system. To load these default values, highlight “Load Setup Defaults”
on the main screen and then press <Enter>. The system displays a confirmation
message on the screen. Press <Y> and then <Enter> to confirm. Press <N> and
then <Enter> to abort. This feature does not affect the fields on the Standard CMOS
Setup screen.
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Load Defaults
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Supervisor Password and User Password
IV. BIOS
Passwords
These two options set the system passwords. “Supervisor Password” sets a password that will be used to protect the system and the Setup utility; “User Password”
sets a password that will be used exclusively on the system. By default, the system
comes without any passwords. To specify a password, highlight the type you want
and then press <Enter>. A password prompt appears on the screen. Taking note that
the password is case sensitive, and can be up to 8 alphanumeric characters long, type
in your password and then press <Enter>. The system confirms your password by
asking you to type it again. After setting a password, the screen automatically reverts to the main screen.
To implement password protection, specify in the “Security Option” field of the
BIOS Features Setup screen when the system will prompt for the password. If you
want to disable either password, press <Enter> instead of entering a new password
when the “Enter Password” prompt appears. A message confirms the password has
been disabled.
NOTE: If you forget the password, see CMOS RAM in section III for procedures
on clearing the CMOS.
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IDE HDD Auto Detection
The “IDE HDD Auto Detection” option detects the parameters of an IDE hard disk
drive, and automatically enters them into the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
IV. BIOS
(Hard Disk Detect)
Up to four IDE drives can be detected, with parameters for each listed inside the
box. To accept the optimal entries, press <Y> or else select from the numbers displayed under the OPTIONS field (2, 1, 3 in this case); to skip to the next drive, press
<N>. If you accept the values, the parameters will appear listed beside the drive
letter on the screen. The process then proceeds to the next drive letter. Pressing
<N> to skip rather than to accept a set of parameters causes the program to enter
zeros after that drive letter.
Remember that if you are using another IDE controller that does not feature Enhanced IDE support for four devices, you can only install two IDE hard disk drives.
Your IDE controller must support the Enhanced IDE features in order to use Drive E
and Drive F. The onboard PCI IDE controller supports Enhanced IDE, with two
connectors for connecting up to four IDE devices. If you want to use another controller that supports four drives, you must disable the onboard IDE controller in the
Chipset Features Setup screen.
When auto-detection is completed, the program automatically enters all entries you
accepted on the field for that drive in the Standard CMOS Setup screen. Skipped
entries are ignored and are not entered in the screen.
If you are auto-detecting a hard disk that supports the LBA mode, three lines will
appear in the parameter box. Choose the line that lists LBA for an LBA drive. Do
not select Large or Normal.
The auto-detection feature can only detect one set of parameters for a particular IDE
hard drive. Some IDE drives can use more than one set. This is not a problem if the
drive is new and empty.
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IMPORTANT: If your hard disk was already formatted on an older previous system,
incorrect parameters may be detected. You will need to enter the correct parameters
manually or use low-level format if you do not need the data stored on the hard disk.
If the parameters listed differ from the ones used when the disk was formatted, the
disk will not be readable. If the auto-detected parameters do not match the ones that
should be used for your disk, do not accept them. Press <N> to reject the presented
settings and enter the correct ones manually from the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
Save & Exit Setup
IV. BIOS
(Save & Exit)
Select this option to save into the CMOS memory all modifications you specified
during the current session. To save the configuration changes, highlight the “Save
& Exit Setup” option on the main screen, type “Y”, and then press <Enter>.
Exit Without Saving
Select this option to exit the Setup utility without saving the modifications you specify
during the current session. To exit without saving, highlight the “Exit Without Saving” option on the main screen and then press <Enter>.
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Pentium II ATX Motherboard
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Support CD
User’s Manual
V. Support CD
V. Support CD
Contents
V. Support CD
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Support CD Main Menu ................................................................... 57
A. Video Driver
58
First Time Installation ....................................................................... 58
Installing Windows 95 Video Driver ................................................ 59
Installing DirectX ............................................................................. 61
Installing Video Player ...................................................................... 62
Display Settings for Windows 95 ..................................................... 63
B. Other Video Drivers
65
Video Driver Installation for Windows NT4.0 ................................. 65
Video Driver Installation for IBM OS/2 ........................................... 69
AutoCAD Video Driver Installation ................................................. 70
Microstation Video Driver Installation ............................................. 71
Select System Information (optional) ............................................... 72
Quick Setup (optional) ...................................................................... 72
VDIF Files (optional) ........................................................................ 73
Advanced Setup (optional) ............................................................... 74
Diagnostics ........................................................................................ 74
Troubleshooting ................................................................................ 75
System Lockup ............................................................................ 75
Troubleshooting .......................................................................... 75
Windows 95 mach64 enhanced display driver ...................... 77
Windows 95 property page problems .................................... 77
ATI Video Player Notes ......................................................... 77
Other Problems & Actions ..................................................... 78
C. Video Player
79
Windows Video Player ...................................................................... 79
Features ............................................................................................. 79
Playing Media Files ..................................................................... 80
Playing Interactive Discs (Video CD 2.0) ............................. 80
D. DMI CONFIGURATION UTILITY
81
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) ............................................. 81
Introducing the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility ................ 81
System Requirements ............................................................ 81
Using the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility ......................... 82
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V. Support CD
Support CD Main Menu
Insert your CD or double click on your CD drive icon in “My Computer” to bring up
the autorun menu or run Setup.exe in the root directory of the ASUS Support CD.
NOTE: The support CD version and contents are constantly updated without notice.
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Main Menu
Main Menu Selections
Install Windows 95 Video Driver: Installs Windows 95 display driver, which allows your onboard VGA to function properly. Please refer to sections A in this user’s
manual.
Install DirectX: Installs Microsoft DirectX, which allows 3D hardware acceleration support in Windows 95.
Install Video Player: Installs PowerPlayer video player, which allows you to view
video CD (*.DAT) or MPEG (*.MPG) CD titles.
Install PCCillin: Installs PC-cillin virus protection software. Please view the online
help if you have any questions.
BusMaster: Installs the Intel BusMaster IDE drivers for improved performance.
Patch for PIIX4 chipset: Installs the necessary drivers for PCI card and PCI bridge
for Windows 95/95a (OSR1) and 95b (OSR2) for ASUS motherboards.
Browse this CD: Allows you to quickly view the contents of the CD using Windows Explorer.
Technical Support Form: View the ASUS Technical Support Form.
Read Me: View additional notes concerning this product.
Exit: Exit the current menu.
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A. Video Driver
First Time Install
First Time Installation
When starting Windows 95 (OSR2.0) or Windows NT 4.0, the operating system will
detect that you have a new PCI Multimedia Device, then an Update Device Driver
Wizard will appear.
1. Click Next.
2. Click Other Locations to direct the wizard to
the audio driver files.
3. Click the Browse button to locate the
“\DRIVERS\ATI435\WIN95” (or NT40) directory on the ASUS Support CD.
4. Click OK and “RAGE PRO TURBO 2X (English) (DirectX)” will appear. Click Finish.
Click No when asked if you want to keep files
during version conflicts.
7. You will be prompted to locate disk #1 of the
drivers. Click OK and then click Browse and
locate the “\DRIVERS\ATI435\WIN95” (or
NT40) directory on the ASUS Support CD.
8. You will be prompted to locate disk #2 of the
drivers. Click Ok and then click Browse and
locate the “\DRIVERS\ATI435\WIN95” (or
NT40) directory on the ASUS Support CD again.
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A. Video Driver
A. Video Driver
Display Driver
Installing Windows 95 Video Driver
Install Windows 95 Video Driver allows your onboard VGA to function properly.
Installing ATI Video drivers in Windows 95 (Prompted by Windows 95)
If an ASUS graphics card (or ATI compatible) was installed unsuccessfully or modified at one time a “Display” message will appear upon entering Windows 95:
There is a problem with your display settings. The adapter type is incorrect,
or the current settings do not work with your hardware.
1. Click OK to continue.
The Settings tab of the Display Properties appears.
2. Click Change Display Type (or Advanced Properties for some systems).
The Change Display Type window appears.
3. Click Change.
The Select Device window appears.
4. Click Have Disk.
The Install From Disk window appears.
5. Insert the ASUS installation CD and click Browse.
The Open window appears
6. Select your CD-ROM drive in the Drives: box.
7. Select \win95 directory - an “.inf” file appears in File name:.
8. Click OK
The Install From Disk window appears. Click OK again.
10. Select your display driver and language, and then click OK.
The display driver files are copied to your computer.
11. Change your monitor type if necessary. Click Close when finished.
12. Adjust the “Desktop area,” “Color palette,” and “Font size” if necessary. Click
Apply when finished.
The System Settings Change window appears:
You must restart your computer before the new settings will take effect.
Do you want to restart your computer now?
13. Click Yes.
ATI Desktop Help will appear upon restart, make changes as necessary.
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A. Video Driver
A. Video Driver
Display Driver
Installing Windows 95 Video Driver
Updating installation in Windows 95: (Using Autorun Screen)
If for some reason you need to reinstall the ATI video drivers or if you skipped the
previous procedures, you may use the following steps:
1. Insert the ASUS installation CD (or
double click on the CD drive in “My
Computer” if the CD is already
inserted).
The ASUS Windows 95 Install Shell
appears.
2. Click Install Windows 95 Display
Driver to begin the installation
wizard.
The ATI Setup help screen appears.
3. Click
to begin installation.
4. The procedure for installing a new
to
display driver appears. Click
open the Display Properties window.
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A. Video Driver
A. Video Driver
DirectX
5. Click the Settings tab and continue from step 2 of the preceding procedure.
Installing DirectX
Microsoft DirectX allows Direct3D support in Windows.
1. Reinsert your CD or double-click on
your CD drive icon in My Computer to
bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of the CD.
2. Click Install DirectX5 to begin installation.
Warning: Your computer will automatically restart without warning.
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A. Video Driver
A. Video Driver
Video Player
Installing Video Player
Video Player allows the viewing of the following video files identified by their extensions:
• MPEG Format: (*.MPG, *.DAT, *.MPV) Extensions
• AVI Files (*.AVI) Extensions
For Software MPEG support in Windows 95, you must first install “DirectVideo
Upgrade” For Microsoft Windows, then install Video Player. DirectVideo is automatically installed along with “Install DirectX.”
1. Reinsert your CD or double-click on
your CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of the
CD.
2. Click Install Video Player.
3. From the Setup panel, click Video
Player and follow the self-explanatory
instructions to complete the installation.
4. When finished, click Yes to restart your
computer.
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A. Video Driver
A. Video Driver
Windows 95
Display Settings for Windows 95
Changing display settings:
To enter the “Display Properties” at any time, right click your mouse on the desktop
and select “Properties” or double click the “Display” icon in the “Control Panel.”
Click the appropriate Tab as follows:
Adjustment: Click on the Position or Size arrows to make
your screen appear as centered and large as possible.
Panning: This allows you to assign hotkeys in the "Value"
box to move your screen up, down, left, right, in, or out in
any application. Click on "Defaults" button to fill in the
'Value" box with default values.
Color: This allows you to adjust the Gamma level for
your monitor and color levels for Red, Green, and Blue.
You can save your settings by clicking "Save As" button
and typing in a file name. This allows you to recall previously saved settings. Click on "Defaults" button to restore all settings to the default.
Settings: This allows you to adjust the Color palette, Font
size, and Display area. Choose “Center dialog boxes” to
keep messages visible, “Enable task bar icon” for easy
access to the ATI configuration menus, and “Show settings icon on task bar” for quick resolution changes.
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B. Other Video Drivers
Video Driver Installation for Windows NT4.0
B. Other Video Drivers
Windows NT 4.0
IMPORTANT!
• Windows NT 3.5x does not support AGP cards.
• Before installing the ASUS display driver in Windows NT 4.0, make sure that
you have installed Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack version 3.0 (available on the
Internet at http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/support/bldqpage.idc?Product
Page=q_servpk). Otherwise, the system will hang and will not be able to start up!
• For all the AGP features to be available you must be using Windows NT 5.0
(available in the future)
Windows Plug and Play in Windows NT 4.0: (Auto installing drivers)
IMPORTANT! If an ASUS Graphics device (or ATI compatible) was installed at
one time, Windows NT 4.0 Plug and Play may install ATI’s original driver upon
entering Windows NT 4.0 . The old driver may cause your system to hang. If this
happens, follow these steps to reset your display driver to its basic defaults:
1. Ener Windows NT 4.0 in safe mode by pressing F5 repeatedly during bootup.
2. Right click on the open desktop (not over any icons).
3. Select Properties.
4. Click the Settings tab.
The Settings menu appears.
5. Click Change Display Type .
The Change Display Type window appears.
6. Click Change.
The Select Device window appears.
7. Click Show all devices.
A list of manufacturers and models appears.
8. Click (Standard display types) in the Manufacturers box.
Standard Display Adapter (VGA) is selected.
9. Click OK.
The Change Display Type window appears.
10. Click Apply.
The System Settings Change window appears
11. Click Yes to restart your computer now.
The computer restarts in normal mode
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Video Driver Installation for Windows NT 4.0
Installing ATI Video drivers in Windows NT 4.0: (New Hardware Found)
If installing an ASUS Graphics device for the first time, a “New Hardware Found”
window will appear upon entering Windows NT 4.0:
B. Other Video Drivers
Windows NT 4.0
1. Click OK to use the default selection: “Driver from disk provided by hardware
manufacturer”
2. Insert ASUS installation CD and click Browse .
The Open window appears.
3. Select you CD-ROM drive in the “Drives:” box
4. Select \DRIVERS\ATI435\NT40 directory - an “.inf” file shows in ”File name:”
5. Click the OK button.
The Install from Disk window appears - Click OK again.
6. Select your device and language then click OK - Copying Files... appears - a
message appears to restart your computer.
(This is only an example, your device selections may look different)
7. Click Yes - ATI Desktop Help will appear upon restart. Make changes as necessary.
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Video Driver Installation for Windows NT 4.0
Installing ATI Video drivers in Windows NT 4.0 (Prompted by Windows NT)
If an ASUS Graphics device (or compatible) was installed at one time a “Display”
message will appear upon entering Windows NT 4.0 :
B. Other Video Drivers
Windows NT 4.0
There is a problem with your display settings. The adapter type is incorrect, or
the current settings do not work with your hardware.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Click OK to continue - The Settings tab of the Display Properties appears.
Click Display Type. The Change Display Type window appears.
Click Change - The Select Device window appears.
Click Have Disk - The Install From Disk window appears.
Insert ASUS installation CD and click Browse - The Open window appears.
Select your CD-ROM drive in the “Drives:” box
Select \DRIVERS\ATI435\NT40 directory - an “.inf” file shows in ”File
name:”
8. Click OK - The Install from Disk window appears - Click OK again.
9. Select the appropriate model of your Graphics device. The messages “You
are about to install a third-party driver...” appears.
10. Click Yes - Copying Files... appears - The message, “The drivers were
successfully installed” appears.
11. Click OK.
12. Change your monitor type if necessary - Click Close when finished.
13. Adjust the “Desktop area,” “Color palette,” and “Font size” if necessary Click Apply when finished - The System Settings Change window appears:
You must restart your computer before the new settings will take effect. Do
you want to restart your computer now?
14. Click Yes - ATI Desktop Help will appear upon restart. Make changes as
necessary.
Updating installation in Windows NT 4.0: (Using Autorun Screen)
If for some reason you need to reinstall the ATI video drivers or if you skipped the
previous procedures, you may use the following steps:
1. Insert the ASUS installation CD (or double-click on the CD drive in “My Computer” if CD already inserted)- The ASUS Windows NT Install Shell appears.
2. Click Install Windows NT Display Driver.
Display Properties and installation information appears.
3. Select the Settings tab and continue from step 2 above.
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B. Other Video Drivers
Video Driver Installation for IBM OS/2
The ATI OS/2 video driver is to be used for the English version of OS/2 only.
B. Other Video Drivers
IBM OS/2
Installing ATI video drivers in English OS/2 or OS/2 Warp:
1. Start OS/2
2. Check that OS/2 is using standard VGA driver and other applications are closed.
3. Double-click the OS/2 System folder.
4. Double-click the Command Prompts folder.
5. Double-click the OS/2 Full Screen object.
6. Insert the installation CD (assuming your CD-ROM drive is letter D)
7. Run OS2INST from \DRIVERS\ATI435\OS2 <Enter>
8. Select IBM OS/2 - Install OS/2 Driver appears.
9. Select your version of OS/2.
10. Type C: (the drive letter of your OS/2 system) <Enter> - copying files appears.
11. Exit the installation program
12. Type C: <Enter>, CD\MACH_OS2 <Enter>, DSPINSTL
13. Display Driver Install panel appears - select Primary Display.
14. Click OK - Driver selection list appears.
15. Select the latest ATI mach64 enhanced driver version from the list - click OK.
16. In the Monitor Configuration Selection Utility, select Install Using Defaults
for Monitor Type, then click OK.
17. When the source directory panel appears, choose Change and enter path or use
the default location of C:\MACH_OS2 - Click SET
18. Click INSTALL.
19. Type EXIT to close the OS/2 full screen command prompt.
20. Shut down OS/2
21. Restart OS/2. It will default to 640x480 in 256 colors. To change screen resolution and/or color depth, see your OS/2 User’s Guide.
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B. Other Video Drivers
AutoCAD Video Driver Installation
Installing ATI AutoCAD Video Drivers:
1. Enter DOS mode (Exit Windows, do not use Windows DOS prompt)
2. Insert the installation CD (assuming your CD-ROM drive is letter D)
B. Other Video Drivers
AutoCAD
3. Type SETUP at the CD-ROM
drive letter and the ASUS DOS
installation shell will appear and
present you with a list of install
options.Select Install DOS Utilities and Drivers.
4. Select Drivers Installation and
press <Enter>
5. Select the Application name
AutoCAD <Enter>
6. Follow the instructions to complete
the installation of the drivers.
7. Press Enter when completed and
press ESC twice and Y to exit the
installation program.
8. Reboot the computer from DOS - Your Windows 3.x & DOS system ATI drivers
should be installed and ready to use.
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B. Other Video Drivers
Microstation Video Driver Installation
B. Other Video Drivers
Microstation
Installing ATI Microstation Video Drivers:
1. Enter DOS mode (Exit Windows, do not use Windows DOS prompt)
2. Insert the CD (assuming your CD-ROM drive is letter D)
3. Type SETUP at the CD-ROM
drive letter and the ASUS DOS
installation shell will appear and
present you with a list of install
options.Select Install DOS Utilities and Drivers.
4. Select Drivers Installation and
press <Enter>
5. Select the Application name
Microstation <Enter>
6. Follow the instructions to complete
the installation of the drivers.
7. Press Enter when completed and
press ESC twice and Y to exit the
installation program.
8. Reboot the computer from DOS - Your Windows 3.x & DOS system ATI drivers
should be installed and ready to use.
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Select System Information (optional)
The program will check the system for possible conflicts with the device, and display both the device and system configurations in the INFO BOX. In case of a
conflict, it will issue a warning and suggest possible corrective actions.
B. Other Video Drivers
System Information
Your ASUS AGP-V264GT3 Device is PCI Plug-and-Play compatible: your system
will automatically allocate system resources and resolve possible conflicts between
your Plug-and-Play compatible mach64 accelerator device and other expansion cards.
System Information
Quick Setup (optional)
Select Quick Setup to configure the accelerator device to work with your monitor.
As you highlight each monitor, the display specifications for that monitor type are
listed in the INFO BOX. Proper monitor selection is necessary for correct resolution
and refresh rate operation. You have four options to choose a correct Monitor Type.
Selecting Your Monitor Type: Factory Default/Apple.../IBM.../MIT.../NEC.../
VESA-Std.../Generic.../Read VDIF.../Custom...
Select Read VDIF... If you have a VDIF file for your monitor and wish to use its
parameters to automatically configure the mach64. Additional VDIF details are provided later in this chapter, in the section: VDIF Files
Select Custom... if none of the above applies to you, or you wish to manually configure the settings. Please refer to the information provided later in this chapter in
the section: Custom Configuration
Notes On Refresh Rates:
• A higher refresh rate reduces screen flicker, and therefore reduces eye strain.
Not all refresh rates are supported at all color depths. Refer to the features
section for specifications of your ASUS 264 Series Device.
• The resolution used by your software application is independent of the refresh rate.
Resolution depends on the installed software driver and selected display mode.
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B. Other Video Drivers
VDIF Files (optional)
VDIF files are VESA Display Information Format files. They contain all the necessary configuration parameters for getting optimal resolution and refresh rate operation from the specified monitor. Consult your monitor manufacturer for availability
of VDIF files.
B. Other Video Drivers
VDIF Files
If you have a VDIF file for your monitor, select it. The INSTALL program will read the
VDIF file and automatically configure the device to properly work with your monitor.
Procedure:
1. Start the INSTALL program.
2. Select Quick Setup and press <Enter>.
3. Insert into a floppy drive the disk containing the VDIF file.
4. Select READ VDIF... and press <Enter>.
5. Type in the location of the VDIF file (typically A: or B:). INSTALL will read
the file and configure the device to support your monitor according to the
VDIF specification.
Custom Configuration
If your monitor is not listed in the Monitor Selection Menu, or you are not using
DDC or VDIF, you can set up display modes, i.e., resolutions and refresh rates, on
the device using the Custom... option. This option is useful even if you had selected
a monitor from the list. For example, you can modify the screen centering or refresh
rate on one resolution, and not change the other resolutions.
Procedure:
1. Start the INSTALL program.
2. Select Quick Setup and press <Enter>.
3. Select Custom... and press <Enter>.
4. Pick a resolution, then a refresh rate. You will see a box outline.
WARNING: Using the wrong refresh rate may permanently damage your monitor. For more information, please refer to the manual.
NOTE: An incorrect Monitor Type setting may damage your monitor. Review your
monitor specifications before making a selection from the Monitor Selection Menu.
Do not exceed the monitor specifications. Using a refresh rate (i.e., vertical frequency)
that is higher than specified may damage your monitor. The manufacturer will not be
liable for any damage caused by incorrect settings. Consult your monitor manual to
determine the highest refresh rate for each resolution that your monitor supports. A
scrambled screen indicates your monitor is not capable of the selected display mode.
In which case, you should immediately press <Esc> to exit.
TIP: If the monitor produces a scrambled display, try a lower refresh rate. If it is
already at the lowest refresh rate, set that resolution to Not Supported.”
5. Adjust the size and position of the box outline. Press <Enter> to accept.
6. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you are satisfied with the box outline for all the
resolutions. When finished, remember to exit and save the settings.
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Advanced Setup (optional)
If you wish to fine tune its settings for your monitor and system type, select Advanced Setup from the Main Menu. On-screen context sensitive help is displayed as
you highlight each Advanced Menu item.
B. Other Video Drivers
Adv. / Diagnostics
WARNING! The Advanced Configuration option allows you to use certain features that may add additional performance to your device. However these options may not be compatible with your system. If problems appear after an advanced option is changed, returning the device to factory defaults will rectify the
situation.
Factory Defaults
The device can be reset to factory defaults by pressing <Shift>+<F7>.
Saving Your Configuration
Once you have finished configuring the necessary parameters described above, save
them by pressing <F10>.
Diagnostics
All installed graphics modes in the mach64 accelerator can be viewed and tested, by
running the INSTALL program from the DOS prompt, or by running a diagnostics
program called M64DIAG.EXE. Do not run it in a windowed or full-screen DOS box.
In the INSTALL program, select Test Graphics Adapter from the Diagnostics... option
of the Main Menu. The Test Graphics Adapter menu has the following options:
• VGA Tests ...
• Accelerator Tests ...
Any time you suspect there is a problem, especially during installation, run the above
tests. The information provided in this appendix will enable you to solve most problems.
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Troubleshooting
System Lockup
•
•
•
•
If you are using a memory manager such as QEMM or 386MAX you need to
modify the command line in the CONFIG.SYS file so that the address of the
graphics device video BIOS, C000 - C7FF, is excluded. For example, add “EXCLUDE = C000 - C7FF” to the command line.
Remove all unnecessary boards.
Disable shadow RAM.
Ensure that the board is seated correctly and that the device has been installed
using the proper utilities.
Try the device in a different system and reset to factory defaults using the INSTALL program. If the device works in another system, the problem is likely
due to incorrect configuration.
B. Other Video Drivers
Diagnostics
•
Troubleshooting
Because a typical computer system consists of many different parts, difficulties
may arise from a combination of items, from software or hardware installation, to
monitor compatibility. Listed below are several checks you can make to help determine what the problem is.
Test Patterns OK; Applications Do Not Sync
The wrong monitor type has been selected. Change the settings in the INSTALL
program.
Windows Driver Not Installing Properly
Windows must be running in 386 Enhanced Mode. Incompatible memory managers may prevent Windows from starting in enhanced mode. If this occurs, remove
the offending driver or memory manager.
Windows NT 4.0 driver cannot pass “Test VGA.”
Please bypass “Test VGA” then load ATI drivers after completing installation.
AutoCAD Driver Not Installing Properly
If using a 386, ensure that AutoCAD has been configured for the appropriate ADI
driver. The protected mode driver requires extended memory.
Error Codes and Messages
Problems and solutions for some common errors found by the test program are
provided for your reference as follows:
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B. Other Video Drivers
Memory aperture test failure or Diagnostics program locks or Reboots during
aperture test
If you receive an error message indicating that the memory aperture location is conflicting with your system memory, restart the INSTALL program as follows: INSTALL APMAP <Enter>. Now when you enable Memory Aperture, you must select a location above but not overlapping System Memory (S), BIOS (B) or Reserved (R) locations. Not applicable for ISA cards.
B. Other Video Drivers
Error Codes
Desired resolution is disabled and displayed in gray
A mode displayed in gray means that the BIOS is told this mode is not available,
based on the device configuration. Reinstall using custom monitor selection.
Menu item is disabled and displayed in gray
The test program has determined that the mode or test is not available under the
current configuration. Aperture tests are not available if the aperture is disabled, and
CRT mode and pixel depth are determined by current installation, DAC type, memory
size, and memory type.
Adapter not detected
This message should only occur when a mach64 ASIC is not detected. If this message occurs and a mach64 board is present, it may indicate an I/O conflict, conflicts
between the Extended Memory Manager (EMM) and the video ROM. Try removing all other boards from the system and booting from a plain DOS disk. Try excluding the video BIOS address (C0000-C7FFF) from the memory manager. Refer to
the documentation furnished with the memory manager software for information.
Any FIFO test error
The effects of a bad command FIFO should be visible. (e.g., the screen does not
come up, or it displays garbage.)
Quick memory test error
Run Detailed RAM Test to confirm the error and identify the address of the error.
Detailed memory test error.
Run Detailed RAM Test several times to confirm the error and take notes of any
messages and error codes.
DAC LUT test failure.
An error has occurred while testing the DAC LookUp Table. The problem should be
visible on the top color bar of any 8bpp mode.
ROM checksum error.
An error has been detected in the ROM.
Draw sequence failure.
An error has occurred in the draw engine. If the error is intermittent, it might indicate a marginal RAM failure. The effects of this failure may not be immediately
apparent.
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B. Other Video Drivers
Windows 95 mach64 enhanced display driver
B. Other Video Drivers
Driver / Player
The Windows 95 mach64 enhanced display driver is capable of using monitor timing data contained within Windows 95. This data is selected by configuring a monitor type at Windows 95 installation time or via the “Settings” page of the display
properties sheet.
The Windows 95 mach64 enhanced display driver may incorrectly interpret Windows 95 monitor timing data for some older monitors which require interlaced modes.
This may cause some options to be disabled. A solution to this problem is to select
one of the “(Standard monitor types)” available via the settings page of the display
properties sheet.
If you change the selected monitor type via the “Settings” page of the display properties sheet the new timing data may not take effect until after restarting Windows
95. A solution to this problem is to always restart Windows 95 after changing the
monitor type.
In Windows 95, display drivers can be installed via the “Add New Hardware” wizard. This is not recommended because when the Windows 95 mach64 enhanced
display driver is installed via the “Add New Hardware” wizard the “Settings” page
does not get installed into the mach64 display adapter property sheet.
Windows 95 property page problems
While adjusting monitor settings in the Adjustment page of the Display Properties
sheet, your monitor could become unreadable. If this occurs, press the ESC key to
return to your previous monitor settings.
ATI Video Player Notes
Why can my Video Player not execute in Windows 3.1 ?
The Video Player needs at least 600K DOS CONVENTIONAL MEMORY. You can
try to close some programs to acquire more memory to use. If it still happens, return
to DOS and run “MEMMAKER” in your DOS directory to modify your memory
configuration. Quiting some DOS TSRs (Terminate and Stay Resident) programs
also helps.
After installing Xing MPEG Player, my ATI Video Player can not play Video CD
even standard MPEG files.
Xing MPEG Player and ATI Video Player can not be installed together. They confilct
with each other. The previously installed player will work abnormally. You can reinstall ATI Video Player to recover it.
Why can I not use the TV output function in Windows 95?
You need to make sure that your resolution is 800x600 or under and refresh rate
equal to or less than 60Hz in NTSC and 50Hz in PAL.
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Other Problems & Actions
My monitor is not capable of high resolution or refresh rate.
It depends on the display characteristics of your monitor. Consult your monitor documentation for the proper configuration.
B. Other Video Drivers
Descriptions/Actions
After installing the driver, Windows 95 doesn't prompt me to restart and the driver
still doesn't work after I restart my computer.
You may have installed similar drivers before. Try the following steps to install:
1. Right-click My Computer on the desktop.
2. Select Properties. The System Properties dialog box appears.
3. Click the Device Manager tab. Be sure that View devices by type is selected.
4. Double-click Display adapters. If Display adapters does not appear, jump to
step 8 and continue.
5. The name of your device will be listed in the box. Double-click it.
6. The properties box of your device appears. Click the Driver tab.
7. Click Change Driver... and follow the installation steps.
8. Click Other devices. Your device should be listed.
9. Click the name of your device to bring up the properties box of your device.
Select the Driver tab.
10. Click Change Driver... and follow the installation steps.
After installation and restarting, Windows 95 informs me that the display setting
is still incorrect.
There may be a conflict between a previous and the current display drivers. This is
caused by the incomplete removal of the previous display driver. Try the following
steps to remove it:
1. Right-click My Computer on the desktop.
2. Select Properties. The System Properties dialog box appears.
3. Click the Device Manager tab. Be sure that View devices by type is selected.
4. Double-click Display adapters.
5. You will find two (or more) conflicting adapters.
6. Disable all previous adapters by selecting them and clicking Remove.
7. Close Device Manager and restart Windows 95.
8. Your display driver should work correctly this time.
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C. Video Player
Windows Video Player
ATI Player and control panel (Win95)
If VIDEO drivers are installed, for playing video clips, the ATI Player icon will
appear in the DeskTop. Double click on this icon to bring up the Video Screen as
shown here: (Detailed button definitions are shown when holding the cursor over
the individual buttons for a few seconds.)
The Task Control Panel
The Task control panel indicates what mode the player is in and what it’s doing.
(Your Task control panel may not look exactly like the illustration-only installed or
available features will have controls.)
Under Win95 environment
PAL/NTSC
CD Audio MPEG Video In Capture
C. Video Player
Windows 95
Under Win31 environment
Help Minimize Exit
PAL/NTSC
CDAudio–Play standard audio CDs (not available)
MPEG Playback—Play MPEG and AVI video files
Video In (Tuner button)—Display live video sources
(not available)
Capture–Capture still images, video sequences, or audio-only
(not available)
Features
The question mark on the top right of the Video Screen allows inspection into each
button on the control panel. Click on the “?” then on a button that you would like to
know about.
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C. Video Player
Playing Media Files
Click the MPEG Playback button in the Task control panel to switch to playback mode.
PAL/NTSC
The Control panel changes to the Playback panel.
To view/hide the Playback panel in Full Screen mode, press F2.
Loop Track/
Playlist
C. Video Player
Windows 95
Play/Stop
First
Frame
Full
Screen
Advance
Rewind
File Name
Last
Frame
Previous Audio Track
Select
Track
Next
Track
Open File
Volume
Control
Setup
Dialog
Volume
Mute
You can use the Media Playback panel to play the following media files:
• MPEG-1 digital audio and video, including Karaoke?including dual-channel audio, CDi, Games, and reference application titles
• *.AVI video files
To play a file
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
In the Playback panel, click the File Open button
Select a file from the list.
Click Add, then click OK.
Click the Play button
The file plays in the Display panel.
Playing Interactive Discs (Video CD 2.0)
Play
Menu Selection
Capture
Audio Track
Select
Open
File
Play Return
Selection
Setup
Dialog
Play
Default
When playing Video CD 2.0 discs, the Control panel changes to this interactive panel.
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D. DMI CONFIGURATION UTILITY
Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
Introducing the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
This motherboard supports DMI within the BIOS level and provides a DMI Configuration Utility to maintain the Management Information Format Database (MIFD).
DMI is able to auto-detect and record information pertinent to a computer’s system
such as the CPU type, CPU speed, and internal/external frequencies, and memory
size. The onboard BIOS will detect as many system information as possible and
store those collected information in a 4KB block in the motherboard’s Flash EPROM
and allow the DMI to retrieve data from this database. Unlike other BIOS software,
the BIOS on this motherboard uses the same technology implemented for Plug and
Play to allow dynamic real-time updating of DMI information versus creating a new
BIOS image file and requiring the user to update the whole BIOS. This DMI Configuration Utility also allows the system integrator or end user to add additional
information into the MIFD such as serial numbers, housing configurations, and vendor information. Those information not detected by the motherboard BIOS and has
to be manually entered through the DMI Configuration Utility and updated into the
MIFD. This DMI Configuration Utility provides the same reliability as PnP updating and will prevent the refreshing failures associated with updating the entire BIOS.
D. DMI
DMI Introduction
System Requirements
The DMI Configuration Utility (DMICFG2.EXE) must be used in real mode in
order for the program to run, the base memory must be at least 180K. Memory
managers like HIMEM.SYS (required by windows) must not be installed. You can
boot up from a system diskette without AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files,
“REM” HIMEM.SYS in the CONFIG.SYS, or press <F5> during bootup to bypass
your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files.
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Using the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
NOTE: The following screen displays are provided as examples only and may not
reflect the screen contents on your system.
Edit DMI (or delete)
D. DMI
Using DMI Utility
Use the ←→ (left-right) cursors to move the top menu items and the ↑↓ (up-down)
cursor to move between the left hand menu items. The bottom of the screen will
show the available keys for each screen. Press enter at the menu item to enter the
right hand screen for editing. “Edit component” appears on top. The reversed color
field is the current cursor position and the blue text are available for editing. The
orange text shows auto-detected information and are not available for editing. The
blue text “Press [ENTER] for detail” contains a second pop-up menu is available,
use the + - (plus-minus) keys to change the settings. Enter to exit and save, ESC to
exit and not save.
If the user has made changes, ESC will prompt you to answer Y or N. Enter Y to go
back to the left-hand screen and save, enter N to go back to left-hand screen and not
save. If editing has not been made, ESC will send you back to the left hand menu
without any messages.
Notes
A heading, *** BIOS Auto Detect ***, appears on the right for each menu item on
the left side that has been auto detected by the system BIOS.
A heading, *** User Modified ***, will appear on the right for menu items that
have been modified by the user.
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Save MIFD
You can save the MIFD (normally only saved to flash ROM) to a file by entering the
drive and path here. If you want to cancel save, you may press ESC and a message
“Bad File Name” appears here to show it was not saved.
D. DMI
Using DMI Utility
Load MIFD
You can load the disk file to memory by entering a drive and path and file name
here.
Load BIOS Defaults
You can load the BIOS defaults from a MIFD file and can clear all user modified
and added data. You must reboot your computer in order for the defaults to be saved
back into the Flash BIOS.
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VI. ASUS LAN Card
ASUS PCI-L101 Fast Ethernet Card (optional)
LEDs
LAN Activity
Output Signal
Intel
Chipset
RJ45
Wake on LAN
Output Signal
ASUS
Motherboard type
VI. ASUS LAN Card
Parts / Layout
Other
If you are using the ASUS PCI-L101 on an ASUS motherboard, leave the jumper on
its defaut setting of “ASUS.” If you are using another brand of motherboard, set the
jumper to “Other.” Connect the Wake on LAN (WOL) output signal to the
motherboard’s WOL_CON in order to utilize the wake on LAN feature of the motherboard. Connect the LAN activity output signal (LAN_LED) to the system cabinet’s
front panel LAN_LED in order to display the LAN data activity.
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VI. ASUS LAN Card
Features
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Intel 82558 Ethernet LAN Controller (Fully integrated 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
Wake-On-LAN Remote Control Function Supported
PCI Bus Master Complies to PCI Local Bus Rev. 2.1 specifications
Consists of MAC & PHY (10/100Mbps) interfaces
Complies to IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T and IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX interfaces
Fully supports 10BASE-T & 100BASE-TX operations through a single RJ45 port
Supports 32-bit Bus Master Technology / PCI Rev. 2.1
Enhancements on ACPI & APM
Adheres to PCI Bus Power Management Interface Rev. 1.0, ACPI Rev. 1.0, and
Device Class Power Management Rev. 1.0
IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation for 10Mbps/100Mbps Network Data Transfer Rates.
Provides LED indicators for monitoring network conditions
Plug and Play
Software Driver Support
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NetWare ODI Drivers - Novell Netware 3.x, 4.x, DOS, OS/2 Client
NDIS 2.01 Drivers - Microsoft LAN Manager, Microsoft Windows 3.11, IBM
LAN Server
NDIS 3.0 Drivers - Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft
Windows 3.11
Question and Answer
VI. ASUS LAN Card
Features/Information
Q: What is Wake-On-LAN ?
A: The Wake-On-LAN feature provides the capability to remotely power on systems supporting Wake-On-LAN by simply sending a wake-up frame. With this
feature, remotely uploading/downloading data to/from systems during off-peak
hours will be feasible.
Q: What can Wake-On-LAN do for you ?
A: Wake-On-LAN is a remote management tool with advantages that can reduce
system management workload, provide flexibility to the system administrator’s
job, and then of course save you time-consuming efforts and costs.
Q: What components does Wake-On-LAN require to be enable?
A: To enable Wake-On-LAN function, your system requires Ethernet LAN adapter
card that can activate Wake-On-LAN function, a client with Wake-On-LAN capability, and software such as LDCM Rev. 3.10 or up that can trigger wake-up frame.
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