Mercury PVCLE266M-L Specifications
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PVCLE266M-L
V1.2
CLE266/March 2004
Notice:
Owing to Microsoft’s certifying schedule is various to every
supplier, we might have some drivers not certified yet by
Microsoft. Therefore, it might happen under Windows XP that a
dialogue box (shown as below) pops out warning you this software
has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility
with Windows XP. Please rest assured that our RD department has
already tested and verified these drivers. Just click the “Continue
Anyway” button and go ahead the installation.
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Table of Contents
Trademarks .............................................................................. I
Chapter 1: Introduction....................................................................1
Key Features............................................................................2
Package Contents.....................................................................6
Static Electricity Precautions...................................................7
Pre-Installation Inspection.......................................................7
Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation................................................8
Motherboard Components .......................................................9
I/O Ports...................................................................................9
Installing Memory Modules ..................................................10
Jumper Settings .....................................................................12
Install the Motherboard .........................................................12
Connecting Optional Devices................................................13
Install Other Devices .............................................................16
Expansion Slots .....................................................................18
Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility.......................................................19
Introduction ...........................................................................19
Running the Setup Utility ......................................................20
Standard CMOS Features Page .............................................21
Advanced Setup Page ............................................................22
Power Management Setup Page ............................................24
PCI/Plug and Play Setup Page...............................................26
Load Optimal Settings ...........................................................27
Load Best Performance Settings............................................27
Features Setup Page...............................................................27
CPU PnP Setup Page .............................................................29
Hardware Monitor Page.........................................................30
Change Password...................................................................30
Exit ........................................................................................31
Chapter 4: Software & Applications .............................................32
Introduction ...........................................................................32
Installing Support Software ...................................................33
Bundled Software Installation ...............................................35
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Chapter 1
Introduction
This motherboard has a VIA C3 CPU onboard with front-side bus
speed up to 133MHz.
This motherboard integrates the VIA CLE266 Northbridge and
8235 Southbridge chipsets that support DDR 266MHz, Ultra
DMA 33/66/100/133 function and remarkably high system
performance under all types of system operations
It supports built-in USB 2.0 providing higher bandwidth. It
implements Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0 and
is compliant with UHCI 1.1 and EHCI 0.95. The motherboard
supports the built-in AC97 Codec, two 32-bit PCI slots, one CNR
(Communications and Networking Riser) slot, and an onboard
10BaseT/100BaseTX Network interface (optional). This
motherboard integrates a 128-bit 3D/2D graphics engine and a
high-performance 3D accelerator.
In addition, this motherboard has a full set of I/O ports including
two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard, one serial port, one VGA
port, one parallel port and six USB2.0 ports– four back-panel ports
and onboard USB header USB1 providing two extra ports by
connecting the Extended USB Module to the motherboard.
This motherboard has all the features you need to develop a
powerful multimedia workstation. The board is FLEX ATX size
and has a power connector for an ATX power supply.
Key Features
The key features of this motherboard include:
CPU Type
♦ Supports the VIA C3 CPU onboard
♦ Supports 133 MHz Front-Side Bus
Chipset
There are VIA CLE266 Northbridge and 8235 Southbridge in
this chipset in accordance with an innovative and scalable
architecture with proven reliability and performance. A few of the
chipset’s advanced features are:
♦ High bandwidth 266MB/sec 8-bit-Link Host Controller
supports 66MHz V-Link Host interface with total
bandwidth of 266MB/sec
♦ Advanced high-performance DDR/SDR DRAM Controller
supports DRAM interface synchronous with host CPU
(133/100 MHz) for most flexible configuration
♦ Integrated Graphics/Video Accelerator supports the 128bit 3D/2D graphics engine, high quality DVD video
playback, and Motion Compensation MPEG-2/1 Video
Decoder
Memory Support
♦ Two DIMM sockets for DDR memory modules
♦ Supports 200/266MHz DDR memory bus
♦ Maximum installed memory is 2GB
Expansion Slots
♦ One CNR slot
♦ Two 32-bit PCI slots for PCI 2.2-compliant bus interface
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Onboard IDE channels
♦ Primary and Secondary PCI IDE channels
♦ Support for PIO (programmable input/output) modes
♦ Support for Multiword DMA modes
♦ Support for Bus Mastering and Ultra DMA ATA
33/66/100/133 modes
Power Supply and Power Management
♦ ATX power supply connector
♦ Meets ACPI 1.0B and PCI Bus Power Management 1.1
compliant
VGA
♦ Intergrated Graphics/Video Accelerator supports optimized
Shared Memory Architecture (SMA)
♦ Separate 128-bit data paths between north bridge and
graphics core for pixel data flow and texture/command
access
♦ Graphics engine clocks up to 133MHz decoupled from
memory clock
♦ High quality DVD video playback
AC’97 Codec
♦ Compliant with AC’97 2.1 specification
♦ 16-bit stereo full-duplex CODEC with fixed 48KHz
sampling rate
♦ 3 analog line-level stereo inputs with 5-bit volume control:
LINE-IN, CD-IN, AUX-IN
♦ 1 analog line-level mono input: PHONE-IN
♦ Three Audio Jacks – Line-Out, Line-In and Microphone-In
♦ Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster Pro Compatible
♦ Digital I/O compatible with consumer mode S/PDIF
♦ Advanced power management support
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Onboard I/O Ports
The motherboard has a full set of I/O ports and connectors:
♦ Two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard
♦ One serial port
♦ One VGA port
♦ One parallel port
♦ Six USB2.0 ports (four back-panel ports, onboard USB
header providing two extra ports)
♦ Audio jacks for microphone, line-in and line-out
Built-in Ethernet LAN (optional)
♦ 10Base-T/100Base-TX Physical Layer Solution
♦ Dual Speed – 100/10 Mbps
♦ MII Interface to Ethernet Controller/Configuration & Status
♦ Auto Negotiation: 10/100, Full/Half Duplex
♦ Meet All Applicable IEEE802.3, 10Base-T and 100BaseTX Standards
USB 2.0
♦ Compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification
Revision 2.0
♦ Compliant with Intel’s Enhanced Host Controller
Interface Specification Revision 0.95
♦ Compliant with Universal Host Controller Interface
Specification Revision 1.1
♦ PCI multi-function device consists of two UHCI Host
Controller cores for full-/low-speed signaling and one
EHCI Host Controller core for high-speed signaling
♦ Root hub consists 4 downstream facing ports with
integrated physical layer transceivers shared by UHCI and
EHCI Host Controller
♦ Support PCI-Bus Power Management Interface
Specification release 1.1
♦ Legacy support for all downstream facing ports
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BIOS Firmware
This motherboard uses AMI BIOS that enables users to configure
many system features including the following:
♦ Hard drives, diskette drives, and peripherals
♦ Power management
♦ CPU parameters and memory timing
♦ Hardware monitoring parameters
The firmware can also be used to set parameters for different
processor clock speeds.
Bundled Software
♦ PC-Cillin provides automatic virus protection under
Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
♦ Adobe Acrobat Reader is the software to help users read
.PDF files.
Dimensions
♦ FLEX ATX form factor (23cm x 19cm)
Note: Hardware specifications and software items
are subject to change without notification.
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Package Contents
Your motherboard package ships with the following items:
‰ The motherboard
‰ The User’s Manual
‰ One diskette drive ribbon cable and bracket (optional)
‰ One IDE drive ribbon cable and bracket
‰ Software support CD
Optional Accessories
You can purchase the following optional accessories for this
motherboard.
‰ Extended USB module
‰ CNR v.90 56K Fax/Modem card
‰ Card Reader (You can buy your own Card Reader from the
third party, but please contact your local Card Reader vendor
on any issues of the specification and compatibility.)
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Static Electricity Precautions
Static electricity could damage components on this motherboard.
Take the following precautions while unpacking this motherboard
and installing it in a system.
1. Don’t take this motherboard and components out of their
original static-proof package until you are ready to install
them.
2. While installing, please wear a grounded wrist strap if possible.
If you don’t have a wrist strap, discharge static electricity by
touching the bare metal of the system chassis.
3. Carefully hold this motherboard by its edges. Do not touch
those components unless it is absolutely necessary. Put this
motherboard on the top of static-protection package with
component side facing up while installing.
Pre-Installation Inspection
1. Inspect this motherboard whether there are any damages to
components and connectors on the board.
4. If you suspect this motherboard has been damaged, do not
connect power to the system. Contact your motherboard
vendor about those damages.
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Chapter 2
Motherboard Installation
To install this motherboard in a system, please follow these
instructions in this chapter:
‰
‰
‰
‰
‰
‰
Identify the motherboard components
Install one or more system memory modules
Make sure all jumpers and switches are set correctly
Install this motherboard in a system chassis (case)
Connect any extension brackets or cables to connectors on the
motherboard
Install peripheral devices and make the appropriate
connections to connectors on the motherboard
Note:
1. Before installing this motherboard, make sure jumper JBAT1
is under Normal setting. See this chapter for information about
locating JBAT1 and the setting options.
2. Never connect power to the system during installation;
otherwise, it may damage the motherboard.
Motherboard Components
Use the diagram below to identify the major components on the
motherboard.
Note: Any jumpers on your motherboard not appearing in
this illustration are for testing only.
I/O Ports
The illustration below shows a side view of the built-in I/O ports
on the motherboard.
(shared
with J5)
(optional)
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PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 Keyboard
LPT1
COM1
VGA
LAN Port
(optional)
USB Ports
Use the upper PS/2 port to connect a PS/2
pointing device.
Use the lower PS/2 port to connect a PS/2
keyboard.
Use LPT1 to connect printers or other
parallel communications devices.
Use the COM port to connect serial devices
such as mice or fax/modems. COM1 is
identified by the system as COM1.
Use the VGA port to connect VGA devices.
Connect an RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to
connect your computer to the Network.
Use the USB ports to connect USB devices.
Note: The lower USB port located beside the
VGA port is shared with the J5 connector.
Audio Ports
Use the three audio ports to connect audio
devices. The first jack is for stereo Line-In
signal. The second jack is for stereo LineOut signal. The third jack is for
Microphone.
Installing Memory Modules
This motherboard accommodates two 184-pin 2.5V unbuffered
Double Data Rate SDRAM (DDR SDRAM) DIMM sockets, and
supports up to 2.0 GB of 100/133 MHz SDRAM or 200/266MHz
DDR.
DDR SDRAM provides 1.6 GB/s and 2.1 GB/s data transfer rate,
depending on whether the bus is 100 MHz or 133 MHz.
DDR SDRAM is a type of SDRAM that supports data transfers on
both edges of each clock cycle (the rising and falling edges),
effectively doubling the memory chip’s data throughput. DDR
DIMMs can synchronously work with 200 MHz or 266 MHz
memory bus.
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DIMM1
DIMM2
Installation Procedure
These modules can be installed with up to 2 GB system memory.
Refer to the following to install the memory modules.
1. Push the latches on each side of the DIMM socket
down.
2. Align the memory module with the socket. The
DIMM sockets are keyed with notches and the
DIMMs are keyed with cutouts so that they can
only be installed correctly.
3. Check that the cutouts on the DIMM module edge
connector match the notches in the DIMM socket.
4. Install the DIMM module into the socket and press
it firmly down until it is seated correctly. The
socket latches are levered upwards and latch on to
the edges of the DIMM.
5. Install any remaining DIMM modules.
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Jumper Settings
Connecting two pins with a jumper cap is SHORT; removing a
jumper cap from these pins, OPEN.
1
JBAT1
Jumper JBAT1: Clear CMOS Memory
This jumper can clear the CMOS memory. You may need to clear
the CMOS memory if the settings in the Setup Utility are incorrect
that your motherboard can’t operate. To clear the CMOS memory,
disconnect all the power cables, and then move the jumper cap into
the CLEAR setting for a few seconds.
Function
Normal Operation
Clear CMOS Memory
Jumper Setting
Short Pins 1-2
Short Pins 2-3
Install the Motherboard
Install the motherboard in a system chassis (case). The board is a
Micro ATX size motherboard. You can install this motherboard in
an ATX case. Ensure your case has an I/O cover plate matching the
ports on this motherboard. Install the motherboard in a case.
Follow the instructions from the case manufacturer to use the
hardware and internal mounting points on the chassis.
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1
ATX1
SYSTEM_FAN1
1
PANEL1
Connect the power connector from the power supply to the ATX1
connector on the motherboard.
If there is a cooling fan installed in the system chassis, connect the
cable from the cooling fan to the SYSTEM_FAN1 fan power
connector on the motherboard.
Connect the case switches and indicator LEDs to the PANEL1
header.
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Signal
HD_LED_P
HD_LED_N
RESET_SW_N
RESET_SW_P
RSVD_DNU
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Signal
FP PWR/SLP
FP PWR/SLP
POWER_SW_P
POWER_SW_N
KEY
Connecting Optional Devices
Refer to the following for information on connecting the
motherboard’s optional devices:
1
1
J5
AUDIO2
1
1
SIR1
USB1
1
SPK1
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SPK1: Speaker Connector
Connect the cable from the PC speaker to the SPK1 header on the
motherboard.
Pin
1
3
Signal
SPKR
GND
Pin
2
4
Signal
NC
+5V
AUDIO2: Front Panel Audio Header
This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented
microphone and line-out ports for easier access.
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Signal
AUD_MIC
AUD_MIC_BIAS
AUD_FPOUT_R
HP_ON
AUD_FPOUT_L
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Signal
AUD_GND
AUD_VCC
AUD_RET_R
KEY
AUD_RET_L
USB1: Front panel USB Connector
The motherboard has USB ports installed on the rear edge I/O port
array. Additionally, some computer cases have USB ports at the
front of the case. If you have this kind of case, use auxiliary USB
connector USB3 to connect the front-mounted ports to the
motherboard.
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Signal
VERG_FP_USBPWR0
USB_FP_P0USB_FP_P0+
GROUND
KEY
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Signal
VERG_FP_USBPWR0
USB_FP_P1USB_FP_P1+
GROUND
USB_FP_OC0
1. Locate the USB1 header on the motherboard.
2. Plug the bracket cable onto the USB1 header.
3. Remove a slot cover from one of the expansion slots on the
system chassis. Install an extension bracket in the opening.
Secure the extension bracket to the chassis with a screw.
J5: USB Card Reader Connector (optional)
This connector is for connecting internal USB card reader. You can
use a card reader to read or transfer files and digital images to your
computer.
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Pin
1
3
5
Signal
VCC
USB+
KEY
Pin
2
4
Signal
USBGND
The J5 is shared with one of the USB ports of the I/O
back panel. The USB port is located beside the VGA
port connectors. See “I/O Ports” for more information.
Please check the pin assignment of the cable and the
USB header on the motherboard. Make sure the pin
assignment will match before plugging in. Any
incorrect usage may cause unexpected damage to
the system. The vendor won’t be responsible for any
incidental or consequential damage arising from the
usage or misusage of the purchased product.
SIR1: Infrared Port
The infrared port allows the wireless exchange of information
between your computer and similarly equipped devices such as
printers, laptops, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), and other
computers.
Pin
1
3
5
Signal
NC
+5V
IRTX
Pin
2
4
6
Signal
KEY
GND
IRRX
1. Locate the infrared port SIR1 header on the motherboard.
2. If you are adding an infrared port, connect the ribbon cable
from the port to the SIR1 header and then secure the port to an
appropriate place in your system chassis.
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Install Other Devices
Install and connect any other devices in the system following the
steps below.
FDC1
1
IDE1
1
1
IDE2
Floppy Disk Drive
The motherboard ships with a floppy disk drive cable that can
support one or two drives. Drives can be 3.5” or 5.25” wide, with
capacities of 360K, 720K, 1.2MB, 1.44MB, or 2.88MB.
Install your drives and connect power from the system power
supply. Use the cable provided to connect the drives to the floppy
disk drive connector FDC1.
IDE Devices
IDE devices include hard disk drives, high-density diskette drives,
and CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drives, among others.
The motherboard ships with an IDE cable that can support one or
two IDE devices. If you connect two devices to a single cable, you
must configure one of the drives as Master and one of the drives as
Slave. The documentation of the IDE device will tell you how to
configure the device as a Master or Slave device. The Master
device connects to the end of the cable.
Install the device(s) and connect power from the system power
supply. Use the cable provided to connect the device(s) to the
Primary IDE channel connector IDE1 on the motherboard.
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If you want to install more IDE devices, you can purchase a second
IDE cable and connect one or two devices to the Secondary IDE
channel connector IDE2 on the motherboard. If you have two
devices on the cable, one must be Master and one must be Slave.
Internal Sound Connections
If you have installed a CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, you
can connect the drive audio cable to the onboard sound system.
CD1
1
1
When you first start up your system, the BIOS should
automatically detect your CD-ROM/DVD drive. If it doesn’t, enter
the Setup Utility and configure the CD-ROM/DVD drive that you
have installed. On the motherboard, locate the 4-pin connector
CD1.
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal
CD IN L
GND
GND
CD IN R
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Expansion Slots
This motherboard has one CNR and two 32-bit PCI slots.
PCI2
PCI1
CNR1
Follow the steps below to install a CNR/PCI expansion card.
1. Locate the CNR or PCI slots on the motherboard.
2. Remove the blanking plate of the slot from the system chassis.
3. Install the edge connector of the expansion card into the slot.
Ensure the edge connector is correctly seated in the slot.
4. Secure the metal bracket of the card to the system chassis with
a screw.
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Chapter 3
BIOS Setup Utility
Introduction
The BIOS Setup Utility records settings and information of your
computer, such as date and time, the type of hardware installed,
and various configuration settings. Your computer applies the
information to initialize all the components when booting up and
basic functions of coordination between system components.
If the Setup Utility configuration is incorrect, it may cause the
system to malfunction. It can even stop your computer booting
properly. If it happens, you can use the clear CMOS jumper to
clear the CMOS memory which has stored the configuration
information; or you can hold down the Page Up key while
rebooting your computer. Holding down the Page Up key also
clears the setup information.
You can run the setup utility and manually change the
configuration. You might need to do this to configure some
hardware installed in or connected to the motherboard, such as the
CPU, system memory, disk drives, etc.
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Running the Setup Utility
Every time you start your computer, a message appears on the
screen before the operating system loading that prompts you to
“Hit <DEL>if you want to run SETUP”. Whenever you see this
message, press the Delete key, and the Main menu page of the
Setup Utility appears on your monitor.
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY – VERSION 1.21.12
(C) 2000 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Standard CMOS Setup
Features Setup
Advanced Setup
CPU PnP Setup
Power Management Setup
Hardware Monitor
PCI / Plug and Play Setup
Change Password
Load Optimal Settings
Exit
Load Best Performance Settings
Esc : Quit
↑ ↓ ← →: Select Item (Shift)F2 : Change Color F5 : Old Values
F6 : Optimal values
F7 : Best performance values F10 : Save&Exit
Standards COMOS setup for changing time, date, hard disk type, etc.
You can use the cursor arrow keys to highlight any of the options
on the main menu page. Press Enter to select the highlighted
option. To leave the setup utility, press the Escape key. To cycle
through the Setup Utility’s optional color schemes hold down the
Shift key and press F2.
Some of the options on the main menu page lead to tables of items
with installed values. In these pages, use the cursor arrow keys to
highlight the items, and then use the PgUp and PgDn keys to cycle
through the alternate values for each of the items. Other options on
the main menu page lead to dialog boxes requiring you to answer
Yes or No by hitting the Y or N keys.
If you have already made changes to the setup utility, press F10 to
save those changes and exit the utility. Press F5 to reset the
changes to Old values. Press F6 to install the setup utility with a set
of Optimal values. Press F7 to install the setup utility with a set of
Best-performance values.
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Standard CMOS Setup Page
Use this page to set basic information such as the date, the time,
the IDE devices, and the diskette drives. If you press the F3 key,
the system will automatically detect and configure the hard disks
on the IDE channels.
AMIBIOS SETUP – STANDARD CMOS SETUP
(C) 2000 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Date (mm/dd/yy) : Thu Jun 05, 2003
Time (hh/mm/ss) : 17:42:18
Type
Pri Master : Auto
Pri Slave : Auto
Sec Master : Auto
Sec Slave : Auto
LBA Blk
PIO 32Bit
Size Cyln Head WPcom Sec Mode Mode Mode Mode
On
On
On
On
Floppy Drive A : 1.44 MB 3 1/2
Floppy Drive B : Not Installed
Month : Jan – Dec
Day : 01 – 31
Year : 1901 – 2099
Date & Time
Pri Master
Pri Slave
Sec Master
Sec Slave
Floppy Drive A
Floppy Drive B
ESC : Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
PU/PD/+/- : Modify
(Shift)F2 : Color
F3 : Detect All HDD
Use these items to set the system date and time
Use these items to configure devices connected
to the Primary and Secondary IDE channels.
To configure an IDE hard disk drive, choose
Auto. If the Auto setting fails to find a hard
disk drive, set it to User, and then fill in the
hard disk characteristics (Size, Cyls, etc.)
manually. If you have a CD-ROM drive, select
the setting CDROM. If you have an ATAPI
device with removable media (e.g. a ZIP drive
or an LS-120) select Floptical.
Use these items to set the size and capacity of
the floppy diskette drive(s) installed in the
system.
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Advanced Setup Page
Use this page to set more advanced information about your system.
Take some care with this page. Making changes can affect the
operation of your computer.
AMIBIOS SETUP – ADVANCED SETUP
(C) 2000 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Quick Boot
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
Try Other Boot Devices
S.M.A.R.T. for Hard Disks
BootUp Num-Lock
Floppy Drive Swap
Floppy Drive Seek
Password Check
Boot To OS/2>64MB
L2 Cache
System BIOS Cacheable
SDRAM Timing by SPD
SDRAM CAS# Latency
SDRAM Bank Interleave
AGP Aperture Size
Auto detect DIMM/PCI Clk
Clock Gen Spread Spectrum
Quick Boot
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
Try Other Boot
Device
S.M.A.R.T. for
Hard Disks
Enabled
IDE-0
Floppy
CD/DVD-0
Yes
Disabled
On
Disabled
Disabled
Setup
No
Enabled
Enabled
Enables
2.5
Disabled
64MB
Enabled
Disabled
ESC : Quit
↑↓←→ : Select Item
F1
: Help
PU/PD/+/- : Modify
F5
: Old Values (Shift)F2 : Color
F6
: Load BIOS Defaults
F7
: Load Setup Defaults
If you enable this item, the system starts up
more quickly be elimination some of the power
on test routines.
Use these items to determine the device order
the computer uses to look for an operating
system to load at start-up time.
If you enable this item, the system will also
search for other boot devices if it fails to find
an operating system from the first two
locations.
Enable this item if any IDE hard disks support
the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and
Reporting Technology) feature.
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BootUp NumLock
Floppy Drive
Swap
Floppy Drive
Seek
Password Check
Boot to OS/2 >
64MB
L2 Cache
System BIOS
Cacheable
DRAM Timing by
SPD
DRAM CAS#
Latency
DRAM Bank
Interleave
This item determines if the Num Lock key is
active or inactive at system start-up time.
If you have two diskette drives installed and
you enable this item, drive A becomes drive B
and drive B becomes drive A.
If you enable this item, your system will check
all floppy disk drives at start up. Disable this
item unless you are using an old 360KB drive.
If you have entered a password for the system,
use this item to determine, if the password is
required to enter the Setup Utility (Setup) or
required both at start-up and to enter the Setup
Utility (Always).
Enable this item if you are booting the OS/2
operating system and you have more than
64MB of system memory installed.
Leave these items enabled since all the
processors that can be installed on this board
have internal cache memory.
If you enable this item, a segment of the
system BIOS will be cached to main memory
for faster execution.
This item enables or disables the SDRAM
timing defined by the Serial Presence Detect
electrical.
This item determines the operation of SDRAM
memory CAS (column address strobe). It is
recommended that you leave this item at the
default value. The 2T setting requires faster
memory that specifically supports this mode.
Enable this item to increase SDRAM memory
speed. When enabled, separate memory banks
are set for odd and even addresses, and
upcoming byte of memory is accessible while
refreshing the current byte.
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AGP Aperture
Size
This option determines the effective size of the
AGP Graphic Aperture, where memorymapped graphic data structures are located.
When this item is enabled, BIOS will disable
the clock signal of free DIMM/PCI slots.
This item enables the clock to generate spread
spectrum.
Auto Detect
DIMM/PCI Clk
Clock Gen
Spread
Spectrum
Power Management Setup Page
This page sets some of the parameters for system power
management operation.
AMIBIOS SETUP – POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
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ACPI Aware O/S
Power Management
Suspend Time Out
LAN/Ring Power On
Keyboard Power On
Wake-Up Key
Wake-Up Password
PowerOn by RTC Alarm
RTC Alarm Date
RTC Alarm Hour
RTC Alarm Minute
RTC Alarm Second
ACPI Aware O/S
Power
Management
Yes
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Any Key
N/A
Disabled
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12
30
30
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F6
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F7
: Load Setup Defaults
This item supports ACPI (Advanced
Configuration and Power management
Interface). Use this item to enable or disable
the ACPI feature.
This item enables or disables a power
management scheme. If you enable power
management, there are some options for you
to decide the power management operation.
Both APM and ACPI are supported.
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Suspend Time Out
LAN/Ring Power
On
Keyboard Power
On
Wake up key
Wake up
password
PowerOn by RTC
Alarm / Date / Hour
/ Minute / Second
This item sets up the timeout (minutes) for
the Suspend mode. The computer will be a
power-saving Suspend mode if the system
has been inactive after the setup time
The system can be turned off with a software
command. If you enable this item, the system
can automatically resume if there is an
incoming call on the Modem. You must use
an ATX power supply in order to use this
feature.
If you enable this item, system can
automatically resume by pressing any keys
on the keyboard or typing in the password.
You must enable the Keyboard Power On
jumper and use an ATX power supply in
order to use this feature.
The system can be turned off with a software
command. If you enable this item, the system
can automatically resume at a fixed time
based on the system’s RTC (realtime clock).
Use the items below this one to set the date
and time of the wake-up alarm. You must use
an ATX power supply in order to use this
feature.
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PCI / Plug and Play Setup Page
This page sets some of the parameters for devices installed on the
PCI bus and devices that use the system plug and play capability.
AMIBIOS SETUP – PCI / PLUG AND PLAY SETUP
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Plug and Play Aware O/S
Share Memory Size
Primary Graphics Adapter
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
PCI IDE BusMaster
Plug and Play
Aware O/S
Share Memory
Size
Primary Graphics
Adapter
Allocate IRQ to
PCI VGA
PCI IDE BusMaster
Yes
32MB
PCI
Yes
Disabled
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F6
: Load BIOS Defaults
F7
: Load Setup Defaults
Enable this item if you are using an O/S that
supports Plug and Play such as Windows 95
or 98.
This item lets you allocate a portion of the
main memory for the onboard VGA display
application with 16/32/64MB options.
This item indicates if the primary graphics
adapter uses the PCI or the AGP bus. The
default PCI setting still lets the onboard
display work and allows the use of a second
display card installed in a PCI slot.
If this item is enabled, an IRQ will be
assigned to the PCI VGA graphics system.
You set this value to No to free up an IRQ.
This item enables or disables the DMA under
DOS mode. We recommend you to leave this
item at the default value.
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Load Optimal Settings
If you select this item and press Enter a dialog box appears. If you
press Y, and then Enter, the Setup Utility loads a set of fail-safe
default values. These default values are not very demanding and
they should allow your system to function with most kinds of
hardware and memory chips.
Note: It is highly recommend that users enter this option to load
optimal values for accessing the best performance.
Load Best Performance Settings
If you select this item and press Enter a dialog box appears. If you
press Y, and then Enter, the Setup Utility loads a set of bestperformance default values. These default values are quite
demanding and your system might not function properly if you are
using slower memory chips or other low-performance components.
Features Setup Page
This page sets some of the parameters for peripheral devices
connected to the system.
AMIBIOS SETUP – FEATURES SETUP
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OnBoard FDC
OnBoard Serial PortA
OnBoard IR Port
OnBoard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
Parallel Port IRQ
Parallel Port DMA
OnBoard IDE
Onboard LAN
Audio Device
Modem Device
USB Controller
USB Function for DOS
ThumbDrive Support For DOS
OnBoard FDC
OnBoard Serial
PortA
Auto
3F8h/COM1
Disabled
378h
ECP
7
3
Both
Enabled
Enabled
Auto
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
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F5
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F6
: Load BIOS Defaults
F7
: Load Setup Defaults
This item enables or disables the onboard
floppy disk drive interface.
These items enable or disable the onboard
COM1 serial port, and assign a port address.
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OnBoard IR Port
Onboard Parallel
Port
Parallel Port Mode
Parallel Port IRQ
Parallel Port DMA
OnBoard IDE
Onboard LAN
Audio Device
Modem Device
USB Controller
USB Function for
DOS
ThumbDrive
Support for DOS
This item enables or disables the Infrared
port, and assigns a port address. If you select
a specific address, the resources are assigned
to the IR port, and you can use the five items
below to determine the operation of the IR
port
This item enables or disables the onboard
LPT1 parallel port, and assigns a port
address. The Auto setting will detect and
available address.
This item decides the parallel port mode. You
can select SPP (Standard Parallel Port), ECP
(Extended Capabilities Port), EPP (Enhanced
Parallel Port), or ECP + EPP.
This item assigns either IRQ 5 or 7 to the
parallel port.
This item assigns a DMA channel to the
parallel port. The options are 0, 1 and 3.
This item enables or disables either or both of
the onboard Primary and Secondary IDE
channels.
This item enables or disables the onboard
Ethernet LAN.
This item enables or disables the onboard
AC’97 audio chip.
This item enables or disables the onboard
AC’97 modem chip.
Enable this item to select the USB ports or
disable.
Enable this item if you plan to use the USB
ports on this motherboard in a DOS
environment.
Enable this item to make a small portion of
memory storage device for the USB ports.
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CPU PnP Setup Page
This page lets you manually configure the motherboard for the
CPU. The system will automatically detect the kind of CPU that
you have installed and make the appropriate adjustments to the
items on this page.
AMIBIOS SETUP – CPU PnP SETUP
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SDRAM Frequency
Auto
ESC
F1
F5
F6
F7
SDRAM Frequency
:
:
:
:
:
Quit
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Help
PU/PD/+/- : Modify
Old Values (Shift)F2 : Color
Load Optimal values
Load Best performance values
This item adjusts the SDRAM frequency
installed in your system.
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Hardware Monitor Page
This page sets some of the parameters for the hardware monitoring
function of this motherboard.
AMIBIOS SETUP – HARDWARE MONITOR
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*** System Hardware ***
CPU Vcore
Vcc2.5V
+3.3V
+5 V
+12V
VBAT
CPU Fan1
SYSTEM Fan1
CPU Temperature
SYSTEM Temperature
FANs & Voltage
Measurements
System / CPU
Temperature
1.632 V
2.496 V
3.392 V
4.945 V
12.032V
3.472 V
1308 RPM
0 RPM
32°C/91°F
39°C/102°F
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F1
: Help
PU/PD/+/- : Modify
F5
: Old Values (Shift)F2 : Color
F6
: Load BIOS Defaults
F7
: Load Setup Defaults
These items indicate cooling fan speeds in
RPM and the various system voltage
measurements.
These items display CPU and system
temperature measurement.
Change Password
If you highlight this item and press Enter, a dialog box appears
which lets you enter a Supervisor password. You can enter no more
than six letters or numbers. Press Enter after you have typed in the
password. A second dialog box asks you to retype the password for
confirmation. Press Enter after you have retyped it correctly. The
password is then required to access the Setup Utility or for that and
at start-up, depending on the setting of the Password Check item in
Advanced Setup.
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Change or Remove the Password
Highlight this item, press Enter and type in the current password.
At the next dialog box, type in the new password, or just press
Enter to disable password protection.
Exit
Highlight this item and press Enter to save the changes that you
have made in the Setup Utility configuration and exit the program.
When the Save and Exit dialog box appears, press Y to save and
exit, or press N to exit without saving.
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Chapter 4
Software & Applications
Introduction
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD-ROM that
comes with the motherboard package.
The support CD-ROM contains all useful software, necessary
drivers and utility programs to properly run our products. More
program information is available in a README file, located in the
same directory as the software.
To run the support CD, simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM
drive. An Auto Setup screen automatically pops out, and then you
can go on the auto-installing or manual installation depending on
your operating system.
If your operating system is Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, it will
automatically install all the drivers and utilities for your
motherboard; if Windows NT or manual installation, please follow
the instructions described as the Installing under Windows NT or
Manual Installation section.
Installing Support Software
1.Insert the support CD-ROM disc in the CD-ROM drive.
2.When you insert the CD-ROM disc in the system CD-ROM
drive, the CD automatically displays an Auto Setup screen.
3.The screen displays three buttons of Setup, Browse CD and Exit
on the right side, and three others Setup, Application and
ReadMe at the bottom. Please see the following illustration.
The Setup button runs the software auto-installing program as
explained in next section.
The Browse CD button is a standard Windows command that you
can check the contents of the disc with the Windows 98 file
browsing interface.
The Exit button closes the Auto Setup window. To run the
program again, reinsert the CD-ROM disc in the drive; or click the
CD-ROM driver from the Windows Explorer, and click the Setup
icon.
The Application button brings up a software menu. It shows the
bundled software that this motherboard supports.
The ReadMe brings you to the Install Path where you can find out
path names of software driver.
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Auto-Installing under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
If you are under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, please click the Setup
button to run the software auto-installing program while the Auto
Setup screen pops out after inserting the support CD-ROM:
1. The installation program loads and displays the following
screen. Click the Next button.
2. Select the items that you want to setup by clicking on it (the
default options are recommended). Click the Next button to
proceed.
3. The support software will automatically install.
Once any of the installation procedures start, software is
automatically installed in sequence. You need to follow the
onscreen instructions, confirm commands and allow the computer
to restart as few times as needed to complete installing whatever
software you selected. When the process is finished, all the support
software will be installed and start working.
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Installing under Windows NT or Manual Installation
If you are under Windows NT, the auto-installing program doesn’t
work out; or you have to do the manual installation, please follow
this procedure while the Auto Setup screen pops out after inserting
the support CD-ROM:
1. Click the ReadMe to bring up a screen, and then click the
Install Path at the bottom of the screen.
2. Find out your motherboard model name and click on it to obtain
its correct driver directory.
3. Install each software in accordance with the corresponding
driver path.
Bundled Software Information
All bundled software available on the CD-ROM is for users’
convenience. You can install bundled software as follows:
1. Click the Application button while the Auto Setup screen pops
out after inserting the support CD-ROM.
2. A software menu appears. Click the software you want to install.
3. Follow onscreen instructions to install the software program step
by step until finished.
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