P4S55FX2 User Manual 1 Version 3.0
P4S55FX2
User Manual
Version 3.0
Published February 2004
Copyright©2004 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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Contents
1 Introduction ................................................... 4
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Package Contents ..........................................................
Specifications ................................................................
Motherboard Layout ......................................................
ASRock I/O PlusTM ..........................................................
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2 Installation ...................................................... 9
Pre-installation Precautions ...................................................
2.1 CPU Installation ..............................................................
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink ............................
2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) .........................
2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and AGP Slots) ...........................
2.5 Jumpers Setup ..............................................................
2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors ..............................
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3 BIOS Setup ...................................................... 17
3.1 BIOS Setup Utility ...........................................................
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar .......................................................
3.1.2 Legend Bar .............................................................
3.2 Main Menu ......................................................................
3.3 Advanced, Security, Power, Boot, and Exit Menus .....
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4 Software Support ........................................... 21
4.1 Install Operating System ...............................................
4.2 Support CD Information .................................................
4.2.1 Running Support CD ...............................................
4.2.2 Drivers Menu ..........................................................
4.2.3 Utilities Menu ...........................................................
4.2.4 ASRock “PC-DIY Live Demo” Program ...................
4.2.5 Contact Information ................................................
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Appendix ............................................................ 22
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2.
3.
4.
5.
Advanced BIOS Setup Menu ...........................................
Security Setup Menu .......................................................
Power Setup Menu ..........................................................
Boot Setup Menu .............................................................
Exit Menu .........................................................................
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock P4S55FX2 motherboard, a reliable motherboard
produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent
performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality and
endurance.
In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contain introduction of the motherboard and step-bystep guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the configuration
guide to BIOS setup and information of the Support CD. More information of advanced BIOS setup is offered on page 22 for advanced users’ reference.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be
updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without
notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated
version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You
may find the latest memory and CPU support lists on ASRock website as
well. ASRock website
http://www.asrock.com
1.1 Package Contents
ASRock P4S55FX2 Motherboard
(ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 7.2 -in, 30.5 cm x 18.3 cm)
ASRock P4S55FX2 Quick Installation Guide
ASRock P4S55FX2 Support CD
One 80-conductor Ultra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable
One Ribbon Cable for a 3.5-in Floppy Drive
One ASRock I/O PlusTM Shield
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1.2 Specifications
Platform:
CPU:
ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 7.2-in, 30.5 cm x 18.3 cm
Socket 478, supports Intel® Pentium® 4 (Prescott, Northwood,
Willimate) / Celeron® processor
North Bridge:
SiS 655FX, FSB @ 800/533/400 MHz,
with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ready
South Bridge:
SiS 964L, supports USB 2.0, ATA 133
Memory:
2 DDR DIMM Slots: DDR1, DDR2
Supports PC3200 (DDR400) / PC2700 (DDR333) /
PC2100 (DDR266) , Max. 2 GB
Dual Channel Memory Technology support (see CAUTION 1)
IDE:
IDE1: ATA 133 / Ultra DMA Mode 6
IDE2: ATA 133 / Ultra DMA Mode 6
Supports up to 4 IDE devices
Floppy Port:
Supports up to 2 floppy disk drives
Audio:
5.1 channels AC’97 Audio
LAN:
Speed: 802.3u (10/100 Ethernet), supports Wake-On-LAN
Hardware Monitor: CPU temperature sensing
Chassis temperature sensing
CPU overheat shutdown to protect CPU life
(ASRock U-COP)(see CAUTION 2)
CPU fan tachometer
Chassis fan tachometer
Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3V, Vcore
PCI slots:
5 slots with PCI Specification 2.2
AGP slot:
1 AGP slot, supports 1.5V, 8X/4X AGP card (see CAUTION 3)
USB 2.0:
8 USB 2.0 ports:
includes 6 default USB 2.0 ports on the rear panel,
plus one header to support 2 additional USB 2.0 ports
(see CAUTION 4)
ASRock I/O PlusTM: 1 PS/2 mouse port, 1 PS/2 keyboard port,
1 serial port: COM1,
1 parallel port: ECP/EPP support,
6 default USB 2.0 ports,
1 RJ 45 port,
Audio Jack: Line In / Line Out / Microphone
Chipsets:
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BIOS:
AMI BIOS
Supports “Plug and Play”
ACPI 1.1 compliance wake up events
Supports jumperfree
SMBIOS 2.3.1 support
CPU frequency stepless control
(only for advanced users’ reference, see CAUTION 5)
Microsoft® Windows® 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP compliant
OS:
CAUTION!
1.
2.
This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Before you
implement Dual Channel Memory Technology, make sure to read the
installation guide of memory modules on page 11 for proper installation.
If the CPU is overheated, please check if the CPU fan on the motherboard
functions properly before you resume the system. To improve heat
dissipation, remember to spray thermal grease between the CPU and the
3.
heatsink when you install the PC system.
Do NOT use a 3.3V AGP card on the AGP slot of this motherboard!
4.
It may cause permanent damage!
Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows® XP
SP1 / 2000 SP4. It may not work properly under Microsoft® Windows® 98 /
ME. Please refer to Microsoft® official document at
5.
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hwdev/bus/USB/USB2support.mspx
Although this motherboard offers stepless control, it is not recommended
to perform over-clocking. Frequencies other than the recommended CPU
bus frequencies may cause the instability of the system or damage the
CPU.
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
1
2
3
5
4
6
18.3cm (7.2 in)
PS2
Mouse
1
PS2_USB_PWR1
COM1
ATX12V1
PARALLEL PORT
PS2
Keyboard
CPU_FAN1
IDE2
PGA478
USB 2.0
T: USB0 Top:
RJ-45
B: USB1
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Top:
Line In
Bottom:
Mic In
CD1
SiS
655FX
8
IDE1
AUDIO1
AUX1
JR1 JL1
Audio
CODEC
1.5V_AGP1
LAN
PHY
AGP 8X
ATA133
1
DDR400
25
24
23
22
USB4_5
Center:
Line Out
26
FSB800
1
ATXPWR1
USB 2.0
T: USB4
B: USB5
30.5cm (12.0 in)
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
DDR2 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
DDR1 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
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5.1 CH
PCI 1
10
PCI 2
Super
I/O
P4S55FX2
SiS
964L
PCI 3
21
20
USB2.0
11
PCI 4
2MB
BIOS
CMOS
Battery
PCI 5
CHA_FAN1
CLRCMOS1
PANEL 1
USB67
GAME1
1
IR1
1
SPEAKER1
1
FLOPPY1
19
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
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PS2_USB_PWR1 Jumper
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
CPU Heatsink Retention Module
CPU Socket
North Bridge Controller
ATX 12V Connector (ATX12V1)
Secondary IDE Connector (IDE2, Black)
Primary IDE Connector (IDE1, Blue)
184-pin DDR DIMM Slots
AGP Slot (1.5V_AGP1)
South Bridge Controller
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1)
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17 16 15 14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
12
PLED PWRBTN
1
HDLED RESET
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Clear CMOS Solder Points (CLRCMOS1)
USB 2.0 Header (USB67, Blue)
Infrared Module Header (IR1)
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
Game Connector (GAME1)
Flash Memory
PCI Slots (PCI1- 5)
JR1 Jumper / JL1 Jumper
Front Panel Audio Header (AUDIO1)
Internal Audio Connector: AUX1 (White)
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
USB 2.0 Header (USB4_5, Blue)
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1.4 ASRock I/O Plus TM
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2
3
4
5
11
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
9
Parallel Port
RJ-45 Port
Line In (Light Blue)
Line Out (Lime)
Microphone (Pink)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB4, USB5)
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7
8
9
10
11
7
6
USB 2.0 Ports (USB0, USB1)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB2, USB3)
Serial Port: COM1
PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)
PS/2 Mouse Port (Green)
Chapter 2 Installation
P4S55FX2 is an ATX form factor (12.0-in x 7.2-in, 30.5 cm x 18.3 cm) motherboard.
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
1. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
2. To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static electricity, NEVER
place your motherboard directly on the carpet or the like. Also remember to use
a grounded wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object before you handle
components.
3. Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
4. Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or
in the bag that comes with the component.
Before you install or remove any component, ensure
that the power is switched off or the power cord is
detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may
cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals,
and/or components.
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2.1 CPU Installation
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
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Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up to a 90 angle.
Position the CPU directly above the socket such that its marked corner
matches the base of the socket lever.
Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the
CPU into the socket to avoid bending of the pins.
Step 4.
When the CPU is in place, press it firmly on the socket while you push
down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
Step 1
Step 2, 3
Step 4
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink
This motherboard adopts 478-pin CPU socket to support Intel® Pentium® 4 /
Celeron® CPU. It requires larger heatsink and cooling fan to dissipate heat.
You also need to spray thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink to
improve heat dissipation. Make sure that the CPU and the heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. Then connect the CPU
fan to the CPU_FAN connector (CPU_FAN1, see p.7 No. 2 ). For proper
installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of the CPU fan and
the heatsink.
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2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
P4S55FX2 motherboard provides two 184-pin DDR (Double Data Rate) DIMM
slots, and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel
configuration, you always need to install two identical (the same brand, speed,
size and chip-type) memory modules in the DDR DIMM slots to activate Dual
Channel Memory Technology. Otherwise, it will operate at single channel mode.
If you install only one memory module or two non-identical memory
modules, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory Technology.
Installing a DIMM
Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or
removing DIMMs or the system components.
Step 1.
Step 2.
Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward.
Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break
on the slot.
notch
break
notch
break
The DIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent
damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the
slot at incorrect orientation.
Step 3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clips at both ends fully
snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and AGP Slots)
There are 5 PCI slots and 1 AGP slot on P4S55FX2 motherboard.
PCI slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI
interface.
AGP slot: The AGP slot is used to install a graphics card. The ASRock AGP slot has
a special locking mechanism which can securely fasten the graphics
card inserted.
Please do NOT use a 3.3V AGP card on the AGP slot of this motherboard!
It may cause permanent damage! For the voltage information of your
AGP card, please check with the AGP card vendors.
Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Step 6.
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Before installing the expansion card, please make sure that the power
supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the
documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware
settings for the card before you start the installation.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screws
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
Replace the system cover.
2.5 Jumpers Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are
setup. When the jumper cap is placed on
pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap
is placed on pins, the jumper is “Open”. The
illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1
and pin2 are “Short” when jumper cap is
placed on these 2 pins.
Jumper
PS2_USB_PWR1
Short
Open
Setting
2_3
1_2
Short pin2, pin3 to enable
+5VSB (standby) for PS/2
+5VSB
+5V
or USB wake up events.
Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided
by power supply.
(see p.7 No. 1 )
JR1/JL1 Jumpers
(see p.7 No. 22)
JR1
JL1
Note: If the jumpers JL1 and JR1 are short, both the front panel and the rear panel
audio connectors can work.
Clear CMOS
(CLRCMOS1, 2 solder points)
(see p.7 No. 15 )
solder points
Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. The data in CMOS includes
system setup information such as system password, date, time, and system
setup parameters. To clear and reset the system parameters to default setup,
please turn off the computer and unplug the power cord, then short the solder
points for more than 3 seconds by using metal material, e.g., a paper clip. If you
need to clear the CMOS when you just finish updating the BIOS, you must boot
up the system first, and then shut it down before you do the clear-CMOS
action.
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2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place jumper
caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps over the
headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the motherboard!
FDD Connector
(33-pin FLOPPY1)
Pin1
(see p.7 No. 18)
FLOPPY1
the red-striped side to Pin1
Note: Make sure the red-striped side of the cable is plugged into Pin1 side of the
connector.
Primary IDE Connector (Blue)
Secondary IDE Connector (Black)
(39-pin IDE1, see p.7 No. 8)
PIN1
(39-pin IDE2, see p.7 No.7)
IDE1
PIN1
IDE2
connect the black end
to the IDE devices
connect the blue end
to the motherboard
80-conductor ATA 66/100/133 cable
Note: If you use only one IDE device on this motherboard, please set the IDE
device as “Master”. Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor
for the details. Besides, to optimize compatibility and performance, please
connect your hard disk drive to the primary IDE connector (IDE1, blue) and
CD-ROM to the secondary IDE connector (IDE2, black).
USB_PWR
P-7
P+7
GND
DUMMY
USB 2.0 Header
(9-pin USB67)
(see p.7 No. 16)
1
GND
P+6
P-6
USB_PWR
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ASRock I/O PlusTM provides you
6 default USB 2.0 ports on the
rear panel. If the rear USB ports
are not sufficient, this USB 2.0
header is available to support 2
additional USB 2.0 ports.
Internal Audio Connectors
CD-R
GND
GND
CD-L
CD1
AUX-R
GND
GND
AUX-L
AUX1
(4-pin CD1, 4-pin AUX1)
(CD1: see p.7 No.25)
(AUX1: see p.7 No.24)
GND
+5VA
BACKOUT-R
BACKOUT-L
Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin AUDIO1)
(see p.7 No.23)
1
AUD-OUT-L
GND
AUD-OUT-R
MIC-POWER
MIC
System Panel Header
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.7 No.13)
These connectors allow you
to receive stereo audio input
from sound sources such as
a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, TV
tuner card, or MPEG card.
This is an interface for the front
panel audio cable that allows
convenient connection and
control of audio devices.
This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
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DUMMY
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Chassis Speaker Header
1
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
(see p.7 No.14)
IRTX
+5V
DUMMY
Infrared Module Header
(5-pin IR1)
1
GND
IRRX
(see p.7 No. 17 )
Shared USB 2.0 Header
(9-pin USB4_5)
(see p.7 No. 27)
1
USB_PWR
P-4
P+4
GND
USB_PWR
P-5
P+5
GND
DUMMY
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
This header supports an optional
wireless transmitting and
receiving infrared module.
This USB4_5 connector is shared
with the USB 2.0 ports 4,5 on
ASRock I/O PlusTM. When using
the front panel USB ports by
attaching the front panel USB
cable to this connector
(USB4_5), the USB ports 4,5 on
ASRock I/O PlusTM will not be able
to function.
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Chassis Fan Connector
(3-pin CHA_FAN1)
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
(see p.7 No. 12)
CPU Fan Connector
(3-pin CPU_FAN1)
GND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
(see p.7 No. 2 )
Game Connector
+5V
JBB1
JBX
MIDI_OUT
JBY
JBB2
MIDI_IN
(15-pin GAME1)
(see p.7 No. 19)
Please connect the chassis fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Please connect the CPU fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Connect a Game cable to this
connector if the Game port
bracket is installed.
1
+5V
JAB2
JAY
GND
GND
JAX
JAB1
+5V
ATX Power Connector
(20-pin ATXPWR1)
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(see p.7 No. 26)
ATX 12V Connector
(4-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.7 No. 6)
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Please connect an ATX 12V
power supply to this connector.
Chapter 3 BIOS Setup
3.1 BIOS Setup Utility
This section explains how to use the BIOS Setup Utility to configure your system.
The Flash Memory on the motherboard stores the BIOS Setup Utility. You may run the
BIOS Setup Utility when you start up the computer. Please press <F2> during the
Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS Setup Utility, otherwise, POST
continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the BIOS Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.
You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
The BIOS Setup Utility is designed to be user-friendly. It is a menu-driven program,
which allows you to scroll through its various sub-menus and select among the
predetermined choices.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the
following BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference
purpose only, and may not exactly match what you see on your
screen.
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
MAIN
Sets up the basic system configuration
ADVANCED
Sets up the advanced features
SECURITY
Sets up the security features
POWER
Configures Power Management features
BOOT
Configures the default system device that is used
to locate and load the Operating System
EXIT
Exits the current menu or the BIOS Setup
To access the menu bar items, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
3.1.2 Legend Bar
At the bottom of the Setup Screen is a legend bar. The following table lists the keys
in the legend bar with their corresponding functions.
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Navigation Key(s)
<F1>
<ESC>
/
/
+ / <Enter>
<F9>
<F10>
Function Description
Displays the General Help Screen
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the upper menu
from the current menu
Moves cursor up or down between fields
Selects menu to the left or right
Increases or decreases values
Brings up a selected menu for a highlighted field
Loads all the setup items to default value
Saves changes and exits Setup
3.2 Main Menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup Utility, the following screen appears.
Main
Advanced
AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a
Boot
Power
Exit
Security
[
System Date
System Time
Feb 6 2004 Fri
10:07:40
Floppy Drives
IDE Devices
BIOS Version
Processor Type
Processor Speed
Cache Size
Microcode Update
Total Memory
DDR1
DDR2
F1:Help
Esc:Exit
Setup Help
]
Month: Jan - Dec
Day: 01 - 31
Year: 1980 - 2099
P4S55FX2 BIOS P1.00
Pentium (R) 4 CPU
2400 MHz
512 KB
F27 / 33
256 MB (Single Channel)
256 MB / 166 MHz (DDR 333)
None
:Select Item
:Select Menu
+/-:Change Values
Enter:Select Sub-Menu
F9:Setup Defaults
F10:Save & Exit
System Date [Month/Day/Year]
Set the system date that you specify. Valid values for month, day, and year are
Month: (Jan to Dec), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (up to 2099). Use
keys to move
between the Month, Day and Year fields.
System Time [Hour:Minute:Second]
Set the system to the time that you specify. Use
keys to move between
the Hour, Minute and Second fields.
Floppy Drives
Use this to set the type of floppy drives installed.
IDE Devices
Use this to configure IDE devices.
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TYPE
To set the type of the IDE device, first, please select “IDE Devices” on Main
menu and press <Enter> to get into the sub-menu. Then, select among
“Primary IDE Master”, “Primary IDE Slave”, “Secondary IDE Master”, and
“Secondary IDE Slave” to make configuration of its type. After making your
selections on this sub-menu, press <ESC> key to return to the upper menu,
in whcih the hard disk drive field will display the size of the hard disk drive
that you configured. Below are the configuration options.
AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a
Main
Primary IDE Master:
Type
Cylinders
Heads
Write Precompensation
Sectors
Maximum Capacity
LBA Mode
Block Mode
Fast Programmed I/O Modes
32 Bit Transfer Mode
Ultra DMA Mode
F1:Help
Esc:Previous Menu
:Select Item
[ Setup Help ]
Auto
Select how to set the
parameters of drive,
Or
Select [AUTO] to set
all HDD parameters
automatically.
Off
Off
Auto
On
Auto
+/-:Change Values
Enter:Select Sub-Menu
F9:Setup Defaults
F10:Save & Exit
[USER]: It allows user to manually enter the number of cylinders, heads,
and sectors per track for the drive.
Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you
have the correct configuration information supplied by the drive
manufacturer. Incorrect settings may cause the system to fail
to recognize the installed hard disk.
[Auto]: Select [Auto] to automatically detect hard disk drive. If autodetection is successful, the BIOS Setup automatically fills in the
correct values for the remaining fields on this sub-menu. If the autodetection fails, it may due to that the hard disk is too old or too new.
If the hard disk was already formatted on an older system, the BIOS
Setup may detect incorrect parameters. In these cases, select [User]
to manually enter the IDE hard disk drive parameters.
After entering the hard disk information into BIOS, use a disk utility,
such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE hard disk drives.
This is necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard
disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk
drives to active.
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[CD/DVD]: This is used for IDE CD/DVD drives.
[ARMD]: This is used for IDE ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device),
such as MO.
Cylinders
This is used to configure the number of cylinders. Refer to the drive
documentation to determine the correct value.
Heads
This is used to configure the number of read/write heads. Refer to
the drive documentation to determine the correct values.
Write Pre-compensation
Enter Write Pre-compensation sector. Refer to the drive documentation to
determine the correct value.
Sectors
This is used to configure the number of sectors per track. Refer to the
drive documentation to determine the correct value.
Maximum Capacity
This field shows the drive’s maximum capacity as calculated by the BIOS
based on the drive information you entered.
LBA Mode
This allows user to select the LBA mode for a hard disk > 512 MB under
DOS and Windows; for Netware and UNIX user, select [Off] to disable the
LBA mode.
Block Mode
Set the block mode to [On] will enhance hard disk performance by reading
or writing more data during each transfer.
Fast Programmed I/O Modes
This allows user to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by
optimizing the hard disk timing.
32 Bit Transfer Mode
It allows user to enable 32-bit access to maximize the IDE hard disk data
transfer rate.
Ultra DMA Mode
Ultra DMA capability allows improved transfer speeds and data integrity
for compatible IDE devices. Set to [Disabled] to suppress Ultra DMA
capability.
3.3 Advanced, Security, Power, Boot, and Exit Menus
Detailed descriptions of these menus are listed in the Appendix. See page 22.
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Chapter 4 Software Support
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems:
98 SE / ME / 2000 / XP. Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary,
use the setup procedures in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to your
OS documentation for more information.
4.2 Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features.
4.2.1 Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD
automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer.
If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file
ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.
4.2.2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4.2.3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard
supports. Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
4.2.4 ASRock PC-DIY Live Demo Program
ASRock presents you a multimedia PC-DIY live demo, which shows you how to
install your own PC system step by step. You can find the file through the
following path:
..\ MPEGAV \ AVSEQ01.DAT
To see this demo program, you can run Microsoft® Media Player® to play the file.
4.2.5 Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your
dealer for further information.
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Appendix: Advanced BIOS Setup
This section will introduce you the following BIOS Setup menus: “Advanced,”
“Security,” “Power,” “Boot,” and “Exit.”
1. Advanced BIOS Setup Menu
Main
Advanced
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Power
Boot
Exit
Security
[
CPU Host Frequency
Actual Frequency
DRAM Frequency
CPU Ratio Selection
Spread Spectrum
Hyper Threading Technology
Flexibility
Auto
133MHz
Auto
Locked
Disabled
Auto
Disabled
Setup Help
]
<Enter> to enable how
to set the CPU host
frequency.
Chipset Configuration
Resource Configuration
Peripheral Configuration
System Hardware Monitor
F1:Help
Esc:Exit
:Select Item
:Select Menu
+/-:Change Values
Enter:Select Sub-Menu
F9:Setup Defaults
F10:Save & Exit
CPU Host Frequency:
This shows current CPU host frequency of the installed motherboard.
DRAM Frequency:
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted
and assigns appropriate frequency automatically. You may also select other
value as operating frequency: [100MHz (DDR 200)], [133MHz (DDR 266)],
[166MHz (DDR 333)], [200MHz (DDR 400)]. If the installed CPU is an FSB-800MHz
CPU, the option [100MHz (DDR 200)] will not be available.
CPU Ratio Selection:
CPU Ratio is the multiple that times the frontside bus frequency will equal
the core speed of the installed processor. Whether the option is open or locked
is determined by the installed processor.
Spread Spectrum:
This field should always be set to [Disabled] for better system stability.
Hyper-Threading Technology:
To enable this feature, it requires a computer system with an Intel Pentium®4
processor that supports Hyper-Threading technology and an operating system
that includes optimization for this technology, such as Microsoft® Windows®
XP. Set to [Auto] if using Microsoft® Windows® XP, or Linux kernel version
2.4.18 or higher. This option will be hidden if the current CPU does not support
Hyper-Threading technology.
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Flexibility:
The default value of this option is [Disabled]. It will allow better tolerance for
memory compatibility when it is set to [Enabled].
Chipset Configuration:
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Advanced
Chipset Configuration
[
AGP Data Rate
AGP Fast Write
AGP Aperture Size
Auto
Disabled
64M
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Support
USB Device Legacy Support
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
VDDQ Voltage
VCCM Volatge
IDE Driving Strength
ZCLK / AGP / PCI Frequency mode
1.66V
Auto
Normal
Sync. Mode
F1:Help
Esc:Previous Menu
:Select Item
Setup Help
]
<Enter> to select the
AGP data transfer rate.
F9:Setup Defaults
F10:Save & Exit
+/-:Change Values
Enter:Select Sub-Menu
AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a
Advanced
Chipset Configuration
DRAM Access Mode
DRAM CAS Latency
DRAM Precharge Time
DRAM RAS to CAS Delay
DRAM ACT to Precharge Delay
DIMM1 Address / Command Rate
DIMM2, Address / Command Rate
DIMM1 FWDSDCLK Delay
DIMM2 FWDSDCLK Delay
DDR IO Input Termination
F1:Help
Esc:Previous Menu
:Select Item
[ Setup Help ]
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
2T
2T
Auto
Auto
170 ohms
+/-:Change Values
Enter:Select Sub-Menu
<Enter> to select the
AGP data transfer rate.
F9:Setup Defaults
F10:Save & Exit
AGP Data Rate: This allows you to select the AGP data transfer rate between
[8X] or [4X] for an AGP 3.0 card. For AGP 2.0 card, you may select
between [4X], [2X], and [1X]. The default value is [Auto].
AGP Fast Write: This allows you to enable or disable the feature of AGP fast
write protocol support.
AGP Aperture Size: It refers to a section of the PCI memory address range
used for graphics memory. It is recommended to leave this field at the
default value unless the installed AGP card’s specifications requires other
sizes.
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USB Controller: Use this to enable or disable the use of USB controller.
USB 2.0 Support: Use this to enable or disable the use of USB 2.0 support.
USB Device Legacy Support: Use this to enable or disable the support to
emulate legacy I/O devices such as mouse, keyboard,... etc.
VDDQ Voltage: Use this to select VDDQ voltage between [1.57V] and [1.66V].
VCCM Voltage: Use this to select VCCM voltage between [2.55V] , [2.64V],
[2.71V] and [2.78V]
IDE Driving Strength: Select [Normal] or [Strong] for IDE driving strength.
ZCLK/AGP/PCI Frequency mode: If the item CPU Host Frequency is set to
[Manual], it allows you to set the value for this item. You may set this item to
synchronize with CPU Host Frequency or fix it at 132/66/33 MHz.
DRAM Access Mode: The default value is [Auto], which will automatically
select the proper access mode for the system. You may select between
[Single Channel] and [Dual Channel] if you have properly set the dual
channel memory configuration.
DRAM CAS Latency: This is used to adjust the means of memory accessing.
Configuration options: [Auto], [2T], [2.5T], [3T]. Please note that not all the
DDR DIMMs can support CAS latency=3T.
DRAM Precharge Time: Use this to select among [Auto], [3T], [2T], [4T], and
[5T] for DRAM Precharge Time <tRP>.
DRAM RAS to CAS Delay: Use this to select among [Auto], [3T], [2T], [4T], and
[5T] for DRAM RAS to CAS Delay <tRCD>.
DRAM ACT to Precharge Delay: Use this to select among [Auto], [6T], [7T],
[5T], [4T], [8T] and [9T] for DRAM ACT to Precharge Delay <tRAS>.
DIMM1, 2 Address/Command Rate: Use this to select among [Auto], [2T],
and [1T] for DIMM1, 2 Address/Command Rate <MA>.
DIMM1, 2 FWDSDCLK Delay: Use this to select [Auto] or other values for
DIMM1, 2 FWDSDCLK delay.
DDR IO Input Termination: Use this to adjust chipset DDR interface termination
strength.
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Resource Configuration:
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Advanced
Resource Configuration
PCI Latency Timer (PCI Clocks)
Primary Graphics Adapter
F1:Help
Esc:Previous Menu
:Select Item
[
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PCI
+/-:Change Values
Enter:Select Sub-Menu
Setup Help
]
<Enter> to select PCI
clocks. Leave on
default setting for the
best PCI performance.
F9:Setup Defaults
F10:Save & Exit
PCI Latency Timer (PCI Clocks): The default is 32. It is recommended to keep
the default value unless the inserted PCI expansion cards’ specifications
require other settings.
Primary Graphics Adapter: This allows you to select [AGP] or [PCI] as the
primary graphics adapter.
Peripheral Configuration:
AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a
Advanced
Peripheral Configuration
OnBoard FDC
OnBoard Serial Port
OnBoard Infrared Port
OnBoard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Version
Parallel Port IRQ
Parallel Port DMA Channel
OnBoard Midi Port
Midi IRQ Select
OnBoard Game Port
OnBoard IDE
OnBoard LAN
OnBoard AC' 97 Audio
F1:Help
Esc:Previous Menu
:Select Item
[
Auto
Auto
Disabled
Auto
ECP + EPP
1.9
Auto
Auto
Disabled
5
200
Both
Enabled
Auto
+/-:Change Values
Enter:Select Sub-Menu
Setup Help
]
<Enter> to enable or
disable the floppy
drive controller.
F9:Setup Defaults
F10:Save & Exit
OnBoard FDC: Use this to enable or disable floppy drive controller.
OnBoard Serial Port: Use this to set the address for the serial port COM1.
Configuration options: [Auto], [Disabled], [3F8 / IRQ4 / COM1],
[2F8 / IRQ3 / COM2], [3E8 / IRQ4 / COM3], [2E8 / IRQ3 / COM4].
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OnBoard Serial Port
Use this to set addresses for the on-board serial ports or disable serial
ports. Configuration options: [Auto], [Disabled], [3F8 / IRQ4 / COM1],
[2F8 / IRQ3 / COM2], [3E8 / IRQ4 / COM3], [2E8 / IRQ3 / COM4].
OnBoard Infrared Port
You may select [Auto] for the on-board infrared port feature, which will
enable this feature if the infrared module is installed. Or you may disable
the feature by selecting [Disabled].
OnBoard Parallel Port: Select Parallel Port address or disable Parallel Port.
Configuration options: [Auto], [Disabled], [378], [278].
Parallel Port Mode: Set the operation mode of the parallel port. The
default value is [ECP+CPP]. If this option is set to [ECP+EPP], it will
show the EPP version in the following item, “EPP Version”.
OnBoard Midi Port: Select address for Midi Port or disable Midi Port.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [330], [300].
Midi IRQ Select: Use this to select Midi IRQ.
OnBoard Game Port: Select address for Game Port or disable Game Port.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [200], [208].
OnBoard IDE: This allows you to enable or disable the onboard IDE controller.
OnBoard LAN: This allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN feature.
OnBoard AC’97 Audio: Select [Disabled], [Auto] or [Enabled] for the onboard
AC’97 Audio feature.
System Hardware Monitor: You can check the status of the hardware on your
system. It allows you to monitor the parameters for CPU temperature,
Motherboard temperature, CPU fan speed, and critical voltage.
AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a
Advanced
System Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
M/B Temperature
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
Vcore
+ 3.30V
+ 5.00V
+ 12.00V
F1:Help
Esc:Previous Menu
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[ Setup Help ]
35 C / 95 F
27 C / 82 F
3110 RPM
N/A
1.601 V
3.312 V
4.972 V
12.161 V
:Select Item
+/-:Change Values
Enter:Select Sub-Menu
F9:Setup Defaults
F10:Save & Exit
2. Security Setup Menu
Main
AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a
Boot
Power
Exit
Security
Advanced
Supervisor Password
User Password
Clear
Clear
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
[ Enter ]
[ Enter ]
Password Check
Setup
F1:Help
Esc:Exit
:Select Item
:Select Menu
[ Setup Help ]
<Enter> to set the
supervisor password.
+/-:Change Values
Enter:Select Sub-Menu
F9:Setup Defaults
F10:Save & Exit
Supervisor Password: This field shows the status of the Supervisor Password.
[Clear]: No password has been set.
[Set]: Supervisor password has been set.
User Password: This field shows the status of the User Password.
[Clear]: No password has been set.
[Set]: User password has been set.
Set Supervisor Password: Press <Enter> to set Supervisor Password. Valid
password can be a 1 to 6 alphanumeric characters combination. If you already
have a password, you must enter your current password first in order to
create a new password.
Set User Password: Press <Enter> to set User Password. Valid password can
be a 1 to 6 alphanumeric characters combination. If you already have a
password, you must enter your current password first in order to create a new
p assword.
Password Check: Select the check point for “Password Check”. Configuration
options: [Setup], [Always]. If [Setup] option is selected, the “Password Check”
is performed before BIOS setup. If [Always] option is selected, the “Password
Check” is performed before both boot-up and BIOS setup.
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3. Power Setup Menu
Main
Advanced
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Boot
Power
Exit
Security
Suspend To RAM (S3)
Repost Video on S3 Resume
Restore on AC / Power Loss
Ring-In Power On
PCI Devices Power On
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
RTC Alarm Power On
RTC Alarm Date
RTC Alarm Hour
RTC Alarm Minute
RTC Alarm Second
F1:Help
Esc:Exit
:Select Item
:Select Menu
Disabled
Disabled
Power Off
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Everyday
12
30
00
+/-:Change Values
Enter:Select Sub-Menu
[ Setup Help ]
<Enter> to select
auto-detect or disable
the ACPI S3 feature.
F9:Setup Defaults
F10:Save & Exit
Suspend to RAM (S3): This field allows you to select whether to auto-detect or
disable the Suspend-to-RAM (S3) feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature
if the system supports it.
Repost Video on S3 Resume: This feature allows you to repost video on S3
resume. It is recommended to enable this feature under Microsoft® Windows®
98 / ME.
Restore on AC/Power Loss: This allows you to set the power state after an
unexpected AC/power loss. If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/power remains
off when the power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the AC/power
resumes and the system starts to boot up when the power recovers.
Ring-In Power On: Use this to enable or disable Ring-in signals to turn on the
system from the power-soft-off mode.
PCI Devices Power On: Use this to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the
system from the power-soft-off mode.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On: Use this to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on
the system from the power-soft-off mode.
RTC Alarm Power On: Use this to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to
power on the system. If [Enable] is selected, you will need to fill the RTC Alarm
Date / Hour / Minute / Second sub-fields with the actual wake up time you desire.
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4. Boot Setup Menu
Main
AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a
Boot
Power
Exit
Security
Advanced
[ Setup Help ]
Quick Boot Mode
Boot Up Num-Lock
Boot To OS/2
Boot From Network
Enabled
On
No
Disabled
<Enter> to enable or
disable the quick boot
mode.
Boot Device Priority
F1:Help
Esc:Exit
:Select Item
:Select Menu
+/-:Change Values
Enter:Select Sub-Menu
F9:Setup Defaults
F10:Save & Exit
Quick Boot Mode: Enable this mode will speed up the boot-up routine by skipping
memory retestings. The default value is [Enabled].
Boot Up Num-Lock: If this is enabled, it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock
function after boot-up. The default value is [On].
Boot To OS/2: This enables boot-up to OS/2 operating system.
The default value is [No].
Boot From Network: Use this to enable or disable “boot from network” feature.
The default value is [Disabled].
Boot Device Priority: This allows you to set the boot device priority.
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5. Exit Menu
Main
Advanced
AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a
Boot
Power
Exit
Security
Exit Saving Changes
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Default Settings
Discard Changes
F1:Help
Esc:Exit
[
[
[
[
Enter
Enter
Enter
Enter
:Select Item
:Select Menu
[ Setup Help ]
]
]
]
]
Exits and saves the
changes in CMOS RAM.
+/-:Change Values
Enter:Select Sub-Menu
F9:Setup Defaults
F10:Save & Exit
Exit Saving Changes: After you enter the sub-menu, the message “Save current
settings and exit” will appear. If you press <ENTER>, it will save the current
settings and exit the BIOS SETUP Utility.
Exit Discarding Changes: After you enter the submenu, the message “Quit
without saving changes” will appear. If you press <ENTER>, you will exit the
BIOS Setup Utility without making any changes to the settings.
Load Default Settings: After you enter the submenu, the message “Load default
settings” will appear. If you press <Enter>, it will load the default values for all
the setup configurations.
Discard Changes: After you enter the sub-menu, the message “Load setup
original values” will appear. If you press <ENTER>, the original values will be
restored and all changes are discarded.
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