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MEB-VM
Socket 370 AGP Motherboard
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CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION .............................................................................. 7
How this manual is organized ............................................................. 7
Item Checklist ..................................................................................... 7
II. FEATURES ....................................................................................... 8
The ASUS MEB-VM Motherboard .................................................... 8
Introduction to ASUS Smart Series Motherboards ................. 9
Parts of the ASUS MEB-VM Motherboard ...................................... 11
III. HARDWARE SETUP .................................................................... 12
ASUS MEB-VM Motherboard Layout ............................................. 12
1. Jumpers ......................................................................................... 14
HARDWARE SETUP Steps ............................................................. 14
2. System Memory (DIMM) ............................................................. 17
SPD Support .......................................................................... 17
DIMM Memory Installation .................................................. 18
3. Central Processing Unit (CPU) .................................................... 19
4. Expansion Cards .......................................................................... 20
Expansion Card Installation Procedure: ................................ 20
Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards .................................... 20
Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards .............................. 21
5. External Connectors ..................................................................... 22
Power Connection Procedures .......................................................... 33
Flash Memory Writer Utility ............................................................ 34
IV. BIOS SETUP ................................................................................... 34
Main Menu .................................................................................. 34
Managing and Updating Your Motherboard’s BIOS ................... 36
6. BIOS Setup .................................................................................. 37
Load Defaults ........................................................................ 38
Standard CMOS Setup ................................................................ 38
Details of Standard CMOS Setup: ......................................... 38
BIOS Features Setup ................................................................... 41
Details of BIOS Features Setup ............................................. 41
Chipset Features Setup ................................................................ 44
Details of Chipset Features Setup .......................................... 44
Power Management Setup ........................................................... 47
Details of Power Management Setup .................................... 47
PNP and PCI Setup ..................................................................... 50
Details of PNP and PCI Setup ............................................... 50
Load BIOS Defaults .................................................................... 52
Load Setup Defaults .................................................................... 52
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Supervisor Password and User Password ................................... 53
IDE HDD Auto Detection ........................................................... 54
Save & Exit Setup ....................................................................... 55
Exit Without Saving .................................................................... 55
V. Software Setup ................................................................................. 57
VI. Software Reference ........................................................................ 67
Appendix ............................................................................................... 81
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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! Be sure that there is sufficient air circulation across the processor’s
heatsink by regularly checking that your CPU fan is working. Without sufficient
circulation, the processor could overheat and damage both the processor and the
motherboard. You may install an auxiliary fan, if necessary.
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
Sections/Checklist
How this manual is organized
This manual is divided into the following sections:
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
Introduction
Manual information and checklist
Features
Information and specifications concerning this product
Hardware Setup Instructions on setting up the motherboard
BIOS Setup
Instructions on setting up the BIOS software
Software Setup
Information on setting up the included support software
Software Reference Reference material for the included support software
Item Checklist
Check that your package is complete. If you discover damaged or missing items,
please contact your retailer.
(1) ASUS Motherboard
(1) IDE ribbon cable for master and slave drives
(1) Floppy ribbon cable for (1) 5.25” floppy and (2) 3.5” floppies
(1) COM2 connector with bracket
(1) Bag of spare jumper caps
(1) Support CD with drivers and utilities
(1) This Motherboard User’s Manual
ASUS PC100-compliant SDRAM (optional)
IrDA-compliant infrared module (optional)
ASUS PCI-L101 Wake-On-LAN 10/100 Fast Ethernet Card (optional)
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II. FEATURES
The ASUS MEB-VM Motherboard
II. FEATURES
Features
The ASUS MEB-VM motherboard is carefully designed for the demanding PC user
who wants many intelligent features in a small package.
• Intel Processor Support: Supports Intel’s Celeron processor designed for the
Socket 370 and packaged in a Plastic Pin Grid Array (PPGA).
• Intel AGPset: Features Intel’s 440BX AGPset with I/O subsystems and front
side bus (FSB) platform which boosts the traditional 66MHz internal bus speed
to 100MHz.
• AGP 3D AGP VGA: Features onboard ATI 3D Rage Pro AGP 2X (8MB
SDRAM) or Rage IIC AGP (4MB SDRAM) for 3D hardware acceleration.
• Onboard Audio (optional): Provides Creative ES1373 PCI audio chipset with
3D surround and positioning capabiliy. Includes complete online help to guide
you through the audio software.
• Audio Codec (optional): Features an 18-bit stereo, full duplex, audio codec
that conforms to AC’97 analog component specfications.
• Enhanced ACPI & Anti-Boot Virus BIOS: Programmable BIOS (Flash
EEPROM), offering enhanced ACPI for Windows 98 compatibility, built-in hardware-based virus protection, and autodetection of most devices for virtually automatic setup.
• Versatile Memory: Equipped with two DIMM sockets to support Intel PC100compliant SDRAMs (8, 16, 32, 64, 128, or 256MB) up to 512MB.
• AGP Slot: Supports an Accelerated Graphics Port card for high performance,
component level interconnect targeted at 3D graphical display applications using a 66MHz bus.
• PCI & ISA Expansion: Provides two 32-bit PCI expansion slots and one 16-bit
ISA expansion slot .
• Wake-On-LAN Header: Supports Wake-On-LAN activity through an optional
ASUS PCI-L101 Fast Ethernet card or a similar ethernet card.
• SB-Link™: Features Creative’s SB-Link™, allowing SB16 compatibility using Intel’s PC-PCI and serialized IRQ protocols to AWE64D or compatible PCI
audio cards.
• Super Multi-I/O: Provides two high-speed UART compatible serial ports and
one parallel port with EPP and ECP capabilities.
• 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 BM IDE: Comes with an onboard PCI Bus Master IDE controller
with two connectors that support four IDE devices in two channels, supports Ultra
DMA/33, PIO Modes 3 and 4 and Bus Master IDE DMA Mode 2, and supports
Enhanced IDE devices, such as Tape Backup, CD-ROM, and LS-120 drives.
• Easy Installation: Equipped with BIOS that supports autodetection of hard
drives, PS/2 mouse, and Plug and Play devices to make setup of hard drives,
expansion cards, and other devices virtually automatic.
• IrDA: Supports an optional infrared port module for wireless interface.
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Introduction to ASUS Smart Series Motherboards
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II. FEATURES
Smart Series
Performance
• ACPI Ready: ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) is also implemented on all ASUS smart series motherboards. ACPI provides more Energy
Saving Features for future operating systems (OS) supporting OS Direct Power
Management (OSPM) functionality. With these features implemented in the OS,
PCs can be ready around the clock, yet satisfy all the energy saving standards.
To fully utilize the benefits of ACPI, an ACPI-supported OS such as the successor of Windows 95 must be used.
• Double the IDE Transfer Speed: IDE transfers using UltraDMA/33 Bus Master IDE can handle rates up to 33MB/sec. The best of all is that this new technology is compatible with existing ATA-2 IDE specifications so there is no need to
upgrade current hard drives or cables.
• Concurrent PCI: Concurrent PCI allows multiple PCI transfers from PCI master buses to memory to CPU.
• PC’98 Compliant: Both the BIOS and hardware levels of the motherboard meet
PC’98 compliancy. The new PC’98 requirements for systems and components are
based on the following high-level goals: Support for Plug and Play compatibility
and power management for configuring and managing all system components,
and 32-bit device drivers and setup procedures for Windows 95/98/NT.
• SDRAM Optimized Performance: ASUS smart series motherboards support
the new generation memory, Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
(SDRAM), which increases the data transfer rate from 264MB/s max using EDO
memory to 528MB/s max using SDRAM.
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II. FEATURES
II. FEATURES
Smart Series
Power Management
• System Resources Alert: Today’s operating systems such as Windows 95, Windows NT, and OS/2, require much more memory and hard drive space to present
enormous user interfaces and run large applications. The system resource monitor will warn the user before the system resources are used up to prevent possible application crashes. Suggestions will give the user information on managing their limited resources more efficiently.
• Auto Fan Off: The system fans will power off automatically even in sleep
mode. This function reduces both energy consumption and system noise, and
is a important feature to implement silent PC systems.
• Dual Function Power Button: The system can be in one of two states, one is
Sleep mode and the other is the Soft-Off mode. Pushing the power button for
less than 4 seconds places the system into Sleep mode. When the power button
is pressed for more than 4 seconds, it enters the Soft-Off mode.
• Remote Ring On (requires modem): This allows a computer to be turned on
remotely through an internal or external modem. With this benefit on-hand, any
user can access vital information from their computer from anywhere in the world!
• Message LED (requires ACPI OS support): Chassis LEDs now act as information providers. Through the way a particular LED illuminates, the user can
determine the stage the computer is in. A simple glimpse provides useful information to the user.
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II. FEATURES
Parts of the ASUS MEB-VM Motherboard
ATX Power
Connector
Socket 370
2 DIMM Intel 440BX
Sockets
AGPset
ATI 3D Rage Pro AGP2X/
Rage IIC AGP VGA Chipset
II. FEATURES
Motherboard Parts
T: PS/2 Mouse
B: PS/2 Keyboard
T: USB 1
B: USB 2
Serial COM 1
Parallel Port
VGA Connector
T: Joystick/Midi
B: Out/In/Mic
(optional)
Wake-On-LAN
Header
AGP Port
2 PCI Slots
Audio Codec
(optional)
Multi-I/O Chip
Serial COM2
Header
1 ISA Slot
Creative Labs
PCI Audio
(optional)
Programmable Intel PIIX4E
Flash EEPROM
PCIset
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SB-LinkTM
Header
4MB VGA Memory
(Rage IIC)
8MB VGA Memory
(Rage Pro)
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ASUS MEB-VM Motherboard Layout
USB
0 1
T: Port 1
B:Port 2
BUS FREQ
FS0
FS1
FS2
FS3
FS4
ATXPWR
T: Mouse
B:Keyboard
PS/2
DIMM Socket 1 (64/72-bit, 168-pin module)
Row
0
1
DIMM Socket 2 (64/72-bit, 168-pin module)
2
3
ATI Multimedia Connector (AMC)
Intel
440BX
AGPset
INT_EN
ATI 3D Rage
Pro AGP 2X/
Rage IIC
VGA
Chipset
GAME_AUDIO
III. H/W SETUP
Motherboard Layout
Line
Out
VGAEN
Line
In
WOL_CON
AUDIOEN
CD_IN
CPU_FAN
32-bit
PCI
Audio
PRIMARY
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
PCI Slot 1 (PCI1)
Audio
Codec
PCI Slot 2 (PCI2)
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
BIOS Power
Intel
PIIX4E
Chipset
Multi-I/O &
Keyboard
Controller
2Mbit Flash EEPROM
(Programmable BIOS)
IR
ISA Slot 1 (ISA1)
(Grayed items are optional at the time of purchase.)
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SBLINK
RTCCLR
FREQ MULT
FLOPPY
MODEM
COM2
SECONDARY
2 MB
SDRAM
2 MB
SDRAM
VGA
Mic
In
2 MB
SDRAM
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Buzzer
PANEL
ASUS
ASIC
2 MB
SDRAM
Socket 370
PRINTER
BF3
BF2
BF1
BF0
PARALLEL PORT
COM1
III. HARDWARE SETUP
Jumpers
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
INT_EN
VGAEN
AUDIOEN
FS0, FS1, FS2, FS3, FS4
BF0, BF1, BF2, BF3
p. 15 VGA Interrupt Setting (Enable/Disable)
p. 15 VGA Setting (Enable/Disable)
p. 15 Audio Setting (Enable/Disable)
p. 16 CPU External Clock (BUS) Frequency Selection
p. 16 CPU:BUS Frequency Multiple
Expansion Slots
1)
2)
3)
4)
DIMM1, DIMM2
Socket 370
PCI1, PCI2
ISA1
p. 17
p. 19
p. 20
p. 20
168-Pin DIMM Memory Support
Central Processing Unit (CPU) Support
32-bit PCI Bus Expansion Slots
16-bit ISA Bus Expansion Slot
Connectors
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Layout Contents
1) PS2KBMS
P. 22 PS/2 Mouse Connector (6-pin female)
2) PS2KBMS
p. 22 PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6-pin female)
3) USB
p. 23 Universal Serial BUS Ports 1 & 2 (Two 4-pin female)
4) PRINTER
p. 23 Parallel Port Connector (25-pin female)
5) COM1
p. 23 Serial Port COM1 Connector (9-pin male)
6) VGA
p. 24 Monitor (VGA) Output Connector (15-pin female)
7) GAME_AUDIO (optional) p. 24 Joystick/Midi Connector (15-pin female) (optional)
8) GAME_AUDIO (optional) p. 24 Audio Port Connectors (Three 1/8” female) (optional)
9) PRIMARY/SECONDARY IDE p. 25 Primary/Secondary IDE Connectors (Two 40-1pins)
10) FLOPPY
p. 25 Floppy Disk Drive Connector (34-1pins)
11) IR
p. 26 IrDA-Compliant Infrared Module Connector (5 pins)
12) WOL_CON
p. 26 Wake-On-LAN Connector (3 pins)
13) SBLINK
p. 27 SB-LinkTM Connector (6-1 pins)
14) CD_IN
p. 27 Stereo Audio In Connector (4 pins)
15) MODEM
p. 28 Modem In Audio Connector (4 pins)
16) COM2
p. 28 Serial Port COM2 Header (10-1 pins)
17) AMC
p. 29 ATI Multimedia Channel (40-3 pins)
18) CPU_FAN
p. 29 CPU Fan Connector (3 pins)
19) MLED (PANEL)
p. 30 System Message LED (2 pins)
20) KEYLOCK (PANEL)
p. 30 Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (2 pins)
21) SMI (PANEL)
p. 30 SMI Switch Lead (2 pins)
22) SPEAKER (PANEL)
p. 30 System Warning Speaker Connector (4 pins)
23) PWR (PANEL)
p. 30 ATX Power & Soft-Off Switch Lead (2 pins)
24) IDELED (PANEL)
p. 30 IDE Activity LED (2 pins)
25) PLED (PANEL)
p. 31 System Power LED Lead (3-1 pins)
26) RESET (PANEL)
p. 31 Reset Switch Lead (2 pins)
27) ATXPWR
p. 32 ATX Power Supply Connector (20 pins)
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Hardware Setup Steps
Before using your computer, you must complete the following steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Set Jumpers on the Motherboard
Install System 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, baseboards and components, such as SCSI
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. H/W SETUP
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
III. H/W SETUP
Jumpers
1. VGA Interrupt Selection (INT_EN) / 2. VGA Setting (VGAEN)
INT_EN allows you to set the VGA interrupt method. The default disables the
chipset’s internal interrupt routing. Some TV tuners or MPEG cards may require
the interrupt be assigned by the onboard chipset, in which case INT_EN must be
enabled. VGAEN allows you to enable or disable the onboard VGA. Disable the
onboard VGA if you are using a VGA card on the expansion slot.
3. Audio Setting (AUDIOEN)
The onboard 32-bit PCI audio may be enabled or disabled using this jumper.
Setting
Enable
Disable
AUDIOEN
[1-2] (default)
[2-3]
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4. CPU Bus Frequency Selector (FS0, FS1, FS2, FS3, FS4)
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).
5. CPU Core:BUS Frequency Multiple (BF0, BF1, BF2, BF3)
This option sets the frequency multiple 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
75.0MHz
37.5MHz
1 2 3
83.0MHz
41.6MHz
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
FS0
FS1
FS2
FS3
FS4
0 1
CPU 66.8MHz
PCI 33.4MHz
1 2 3
FS0
FS1
FS2
FS3
FS4
100.3MHz 103.0MHz 105.0MHz 110.0MHz
33.4MHz 34.3MHz 35.0MHz 36.7MHz
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
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Jumpers
CPU 112.0MHz 115.0MHz 120.0MHz 124.0MHz 124.0MHz 133.0MHz 133.0MHz
37.3MHz 38.3MHz 40.0MHz 41.3MHz 31.0MHz 44.3MHz 33.3MHz
PCI
3
2
1
BF3
BF2
BF1
BF0
BF3
BF2
BF1
BF0
3
2
1
3
2
1
5.0x(5/1)
4.0x(4/1)
3.5x(7/2)
3.0x(3/1)
MEB-VM CPU Settings
BF3
BF2
BF1
BF0
3
2
1
3
2
1
4.5x(9/2)
BF3
BF2
BF1
BF0
3
2
1
BF3
BF2
BF1
BF0
BF3
BF2
BF1
BF0
BF3
BF2
BF1
BF0
CPU Bus Frequency
3
2
1
5.5x(11/2)
6.0x(6/1)
CPU Core:Bus Frequency Multiple
WARNING! Frequencies above 100MHz exceed the specifications for the onboard Intel Chipset and are not guaranteed to be stable. PCI frequencies above
33MHz exceed the specifications for PCI cards and are not guaranteed to be stable.
Set the jumpers by the Internal speed of your processor as follows:
Intel CPU Model
Celeron (PPGA)
Celeron (PPGA)
Celeron (PPGA)
Freq.
366MHz
333MHz
300MHz
Ratio
5.5x
5.0x
4.5x
(CPU BUS Freq.)
BUS F. FS0 FS1 FS2 FS3 FS4
66MHz [1-2] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3]
66MHz [1-2] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3]
66MHz [1-2] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3]
(Freq. Multiple)
BF3 BF2 BF1 BF0
[2-3] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2]
[2-3] [1-2] [1-2] [2-3]
[2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2]
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/Celeron
processor because it sends a VID signal directly to the onboard power controller.
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2. System Memory (DIMM)
NOTE: No hardware or BIOS setup is required after adding or removing memory.
This motherboard uses only Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMMs). Sockets are
available for 3.3Volt (power level) unbuffered Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM) of either 8, 16, 32, 64, 128MB, or 256MB. One side (with
memory chips) of the DIMM takes up one row on the motherboard.
The Intel 440BX AGPset does not support ECC function. ECC memory modules
may be used but the ECC function will not be available.
Memory speed setup is recommended through SDRAM Configuration under “Chipset
Features Setup” in BIOS SETUP.
Install memory in any combination as follows:
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
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System Memory
DIMM Location
Total System Memory (Max 512MB) =
SPD Support
This motherboard supports SPD DIMMs. If non-SPD DIMMs are used, you will be
warned during boot-up to set the timings manually.
General DIMM Notes
• For the system CPU bus to operate above 100MHz, use only PC100-compliant DIMMs. When this motherboard operates at 100MHz, most system will not
even boot if non-compliant modules are used because of the strict timing issues
involved under this speed. If your DIMMs are not PC100-compliant, set the
CPU bus frequency to 66MHz for system stability.
• 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
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. DIMM
modules are longer and have different pin contact on each side and therefore have a
higher pin density. SIMM modules have the same pin contact on both sides.
0 1
60
pins
88
pins
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System Memory
Lock
20
pins
Lock
MEB-VM 168-Pin DIMM Sockets
The DIMMs must be 3.3V Unbuffered for this motherboard. To determine the DIMM
type, check the notches on the DIMMs (see figure below).
168-Pin DIMM Notch Key Definitions (3.3V)
DRAM Key Position
Unbuffered
RFU
Buffered
Voltage Key Position
Reserved
5.0V
3.3V
The notches on the DIMM module will shift between left, center, or right to identify
the type and also to prevent the wrong type from being inserted into the DIMM slot on
the motherboard. You must tell your retailer the correct DIMM type before purchasing. This motherboard supports four clock signals.
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3. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard provides a ZIF Socket 370. The CPU that came with the motherboard should have a fan attached to it to prevent overheating. If this is not the case
then purchase a fan before you turn on your system.
WARNING! Without a fan circulating air on the CPU, the CPU can overheat
and cause damage to both the CPU and the motherboard.
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CPU
To install a CPU, first turn off your system and remove its cover. Locate the ZIF
socket and open it by first pulling the lever sideways away from the socket then
upwards to a 90-degree right angle. Insert the CPU with the correct orientation as
shown. The notched corner should point towards the end the of the lever. Because
the CPU has a corner pin for two of the four corners, the CPU will only fit in the one
orientation as shown. The picture is for reference only; you should have a CPU fan
that will cover the face of the CPU. With the added weight of the CPU fan, no force
is required to insert the CPU. Once completely inserted, close the socket’s lever
while holding down the CPU.
NOTE: Set the bus frequency and multiple for your Socket 370 processor.
Socket 370 CPU (Top) Socket 370 CPU (Bottom)
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4. Expansion Cards
WARNING! Make sure that you 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 your expansion card documentation on any hardware and software settings that may be required to setup your specific card.
2. Set any necessary jumpers on your expansion card.
3. Remove your computer system’s cover.
4. Remove the bracket on the slot you intend to use.
Keep the bracket for possible future use.
5. Carefully align the card’s connectors and press firmly.
6. Secure the card on the slot with the screw you removed in step 4.
7. Replace the computer system’s cover.
8. Setup the BIOS if necessary
9. Install the necessary software drivers for your expansion card.
Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards
Some expansion cards need to use an IRQ (Interrupt Request) 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 by parts of the system which
leaves 6 free for expansion cards. If your motherboard has PCI audio onboard, an
extra IRQ will be used, leaving 5 IRQs free. If your motherboard has ISA audio
onboard, an extra 3 IRQs will be used, leaving 3 IRQs free.
Both ISA and PCI expansion cards may need to use IRQs. System IRQs are available to cards installed in the ISA expansion bus first, and any remaining IRQs are
then used by 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 Microsoft’s Diagnostic (MSD.EXE)
utility included in the Windows directory to see a map of your used and free IRQs.
For Windows 95/98 users, the “Control Panel” icon in “My Computer,” contains a
“System” icon, which gives you a “Device Manager” tab. Double-clicking on a
specific device give you “Resources” tab which shows the Interrupt number and
address. Make sure that no two devices use the same IRQs or your computer will
experience problems when those two devices are in use at the same time.
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Expansion Cards
To simplify this process, this motherboard complies 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.
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).
Accelerated Graphics Port
This motherboard provides an accelerated graphics port (AGP) slot to support a new
generation of graphics cards with ultra-high memory bandwidth, such as an ASUS
3D hardware accelerator.
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5. External Connectors
WARNING! Some pins are used for connectors or power sources. These are
clearly separated from jumpers in “Motherboard Layout.” 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 some
floppy drives. IDE ribbon cable must be less than 18 inches (46 cm), with the second
drive connector no more than 6 inches (15 cm) from the first connector.
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Connectors
1. PS/2 Mouse Connector (6-pin PS2KBMS)
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 BIOS SETUP.
PS/2 Mouse (6-pin Female)
2. PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6-pin PS2KBMS)
This connection is for a standard keyboard using a 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)
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3. Universal Serial BUS Ports 1 & 2 (Two 4-pin USB)
Two USB ports are available for connecting USB devices.
USB 1
Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2
4. Parallel Port Connector (25-pin PRINTER)
You can enable the parallel port and choose the IRQ through “Onboard Parallel
Port” in Chipset Features Setup of BIOS SETUP.
NOTE: Serial printers must be connected to the serial port.
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Connectors
Parallel (Printer) Port (25-pin Female)
5. Serial Port COM1 Connector (9-pin COM1)
One serial port is ready for a mouse or other serial devices. A second serial port
is available using a serial port bracket connected from the motherboard to an
expansion slot opening. See “Onboard Serial Port” in Chipset Features Setup of
BIOS SETUP for settings.
Serial Port (9-pin Male) COM 1
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6. Monitor Output Connector (15-pin VGA)
This connector is for output to a VGA-compatible device.
VGA Monitor (15-pin Female)
7. Joystick/MIDI Connector (15-pin GAME_AUDIO)
You may connect game joysticks or game pads to this connector for playing
games. Connect MIDI devices for playing or editing audio.
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Connectors
Joystick/Midi (15-pin Female)
8. Audio Port Connectors (Three 1/8” GAME_AUDIO)
Line Out can be connected to headphones or preferably powered speakers.
Line In allows tape players or other audio sources to be recorded by your computer or played through the Line Out. Mic allows microphones to be connected
for inputting voice.
Line Out Line In Mic
1/8" Stereo Audio Connectors
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9. 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. BIOS now supports
SCSI device or IDE CD-ROM bootup (see “HDD Sequence SCSI/IDE First” &
“Boot Sequence” in BIOS Features Setup of BIOS SETUP) (Pin 20 is removed
to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using ribbon cables with
pin 20 plugged).
TIP: You may configure two hard disks to be both Masters using one ribbon
cable on the primary IDE connector and another ribbon cable on the secondary
IDE connector. You may install one operating system on an IDE drive and another on a SCSI drive and select the boot disk through BIOS Features Setup.
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Connectors
0 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings
on the IDE ribbon cable to PIN 1.
Secondary IDE Connector
PIN 1
Primary IDE Connector
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10. 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 markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
0 1
PIN 1
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11. 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. You must also configure the setting through “UART2 Use Infrared” in
Chipset Features Setup to select whether UART2 is directed for use with COM2
or IrDA. Use the five pins as shown on the Back View and connect a ribbon cable
from the module to the motherboard according to the pin definitions.
0 1
IRTX
Back View
GND
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(NC)
+5V
IRRX
Front View
+5V
IRTX
GND
(NC)
IRRX
MEB-VM Infrared Module Connector
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. 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” under BIOS SOFTWARE section) and that your system has an ATX power supply with at least
720mA +5V standby power.
0 1
Ground
+5 Volt Standby
PME
IMPORTANT: Requires an ATX power
supply with at least 720mA +5Volt
standby power.
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13. SB-Link™ Connector (6-1 pin SBLINK)
If you have a Sound Blaster compatible PCI audio card, you must link it to this
connector. Otherwise, you will have compatibility issues under DOS environment.
0 1
NOTE: Pin 3 is removed to ensure the
correct orientation of the cable on it.
PC/PCI Request
Sideband Signal
DGND
PC/PCI Grant
Sideband Signal
2
6
5
1
Serial IRQ
DGND
SBLINK
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MEB-VM SB-Link™ Header
14. Stereo Audio In Connector (4-pin CD_IN)
The CD_IN connector can be used to receive stereo audio input from an internal
CD-ROM drive or other sound sources such as a TV tuner or MPEG card.
01
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Right Audio Channel
CD_IN
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15. Voice Modem In Connector (4-pin MODEM)
The MODEM connector allows mono input and output for a voice modem microphone and speaker interface.
0 1
Input
Ground
Ground
Output
MODEM
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Connectors
16. Serial Port COM 2 Header (10-1 pin COM2)
The optional serial port connector and bracket can be used to add an additional
serial port for additional serial devices.
0 1
Pin 1
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17. ATI Multimedia Channel Connector (40-3 pin AMC)
This connector is used for video accessories such as video capture cards or television tuners.
0 1
40
39
2
1
AMC
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Connectors
18. CPU Fan Connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN)
This connector supports cooling fans of 500mA (6 Watts) or less. Orientate the
fans so that the heat sink fins allow airflow to go across the onboard heat sink(s)
instead of the expansion slots. Depending on the fan manufacturer, the wiring
and plug may be different. The red wire should be positive, while the black
should be ground. Connect the fan’s plug to the board taking into consideration
the polarity of the this connector. NOTE: The “Rotation” signal is to be used
only by a specially designed fan with rotation signal.
WARNING! The CPU and/or motherboard will overheat if there is no airflow
across the CPU and onboard heatsinks. Damage may occur to the motherboard
and/or the CPU fan if these pins are incorrectly used. These are not jumpers,
do not place jumper caps over these pins.
0 1
Ground
+12V
Rotation
CPU Fan Power
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For Items 19-26
0 1
Keyboard Lock
Message LED
SMI Switch
Power Switch
IDE LED
GND
GND
GND
System Speaker
Reset Switch
Power LED
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Connectors
19. ATX Power Switch/Soft Power Switch Lead (2-pin PWR)
The system power can be controlled by a momentary switch connected to this
lead. Pushing the button once will switch the system between ON and OFF.
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.
20. IDE Activity LED (2-pin IDELED)
This 2-pin connector supplies power to the cabinet’s IDE activity LED. Read
and write activity by devices connected to the Primary or Secondary IDE connectors will cause the LED to light up.
21. System Power LED Lead (3-1 pin PLED)
This 3-1 pin connector connects the system power LED, which lights when the
system is powered on and blinks when it is in sleep mode.
22. 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.
23. 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 messages waiting in the inbox. This function requires ACPI OS support.
24. Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (2-pin KEYLOCK)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted key switch to allow keyboard locking.
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25. 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. The keyboard will always allow wake-up (the SMI lead cannot wake-up the system).
26. System Warning Speaker Connector (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker. You may leave this
disconnect as this motherboard has an onboard buzzer which can replace the
chassis speaker. When connected, you will hear system warnings though both
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NOTE: Some sound cards allow you to connect to the system speaker signal so
that the warnings can be heard and adjusted through your multimedia system.
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27. ATX Power Supply Connector (20-pin block ATXPWR)
This connector connects to an 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.
IMPORTANT: Make sure that your ATX power supply can supply at least 10mA
on the 5-volt standby lead (+5VSB). You may experience difficulty in powering
on your system if your power supply cannot support the load. For Wake-OnLAN support, your ATX power supply must supply at least 720mA +5VSB.
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+3.3 Volts
-12.0 Volts
Ground
Power Supply On
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5.0 Volts
+5.0 Volts
+5.0 Volts
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+3.3 Volts
+3.3 Volts
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
Power Good
+5V Standby
+12.0 Volts
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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.
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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 if a switch is provided as well as press the ATX
power switch on the front of the case.
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
LED on the monitor may light up or switch between orange and green 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 SETUP.
* 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 are using Windows 95/98, click the Start button, click Shut Down,
and then click Shut down the computer?. The power supply should turn 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
AFLASH.EXE: This is the Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS by uploading
a new BIOS file to the 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.
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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 12Volt. 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
anymore. 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 bythe BIOS. If you install other SCSI
controller cards, refer to their respective documentations on how to install the required SCSI drivers.
IV. BIOS SETUP
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 (None)
This field records the type of floppy disk drive installed in your system. The available options are: 360K, 5.25 in.; 1.2M, 5.25 in.; 720K, 3.5 in.; 1.44M, 3.5 in.; 2.88M,
3.5 in.; None
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Standard CMOS
Floppy 3 Mode Support (Disabled)
This is the Japanese standard floppy drive. The standard stores 1.2MB in a 3.5inch
diskette. This is normally disabled but you may choose from either: Drive A or
Disabled
Video (EGA/VGA)
Set this field to the type of video display card installed in your system. The options
are EGA/VGA, CGA 40, 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 SETUP
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
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 software, 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)
Leave on 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.
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.
IV. BIOS SETUP
BIOS Features
Boot Sequence (A,C)
This field determines where the system looks first for an operating system. Options
are A,C; C,A; A,CDROM,C; CDROM,C,A; D,A; E,A; F,A; C only; LS/ZIP, C; LAN,A,C;
and LAN,C,A. The setup default setting, A, C, is to check first the floppy disk and then
the hard disk drive.
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.
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.
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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.
IV. BIOS SETUP
BIOS Features
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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IV. BIOS SETUP
Chipset Features Setup
The “Chipset Features Setup” option controls the configuration of the board’s chipset.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of Chipset Features Setup
IV. BIOS SETUP
Chipset Features
SDRAM Configuration (By SPD)
This sets the optimal timings of settings for items 2–5, depending on the memory
modules that you are using. Default setting is By SPD, which configures items 2–5
by reading the contents in the SPD (Serial Presence Detect) device. This 8-pin serial
EEPROM device stores critical parameter information about the module, such as
memory type, size, speed, voltage interface, and module banks.
SDRAM CAS Latency
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
This controls the latency between SDRAM active command and the read/write command. Leave on default setting.
SDRAM RAS Precharge Time
This controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to SDRAM. Leave
on default setting.
DRAM Idle Timer
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 (Disabled)
Leave on default setting.
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Chipset Features
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.
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, otherwise 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.
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 memory module 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 2. System Memory, section III for more information on 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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IV. BIOS SETUP
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.
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.
IV. BIOS SETUP
Chipset Features
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
The “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 SETUP
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 Always On and Suspend -> Off.
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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.
IV. BIOS SETUP
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. 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.
Power Up By Keyboard (Disabled)
This allows the computer to be powered on by pressing any key on the keyboard. Set
of Enabled to set this feature. WARNING! This setting must coincide with the keyboard power (wake) up jumper setting or else conflicts will occur.
IV. BIOS SETUP
Power Management
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. Enabled sets this feature.
IMPORTANT: This feature requires the optional network interface and an ATX power
supply with at least 720mA +5V standby power.
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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IV. BIOS SETUP
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
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.
IV. BIOS SETUP
Plug & Play / PCI
Slot 1 IRQ / Slot 2 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, 3, 4, 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)
Auto allows the BIOS to detect whether you have a Symbios SCSI card, if detected
the onboard Symbios BIOS will be enabled, if not then it will be disabled. Disabled
prevents the onboard Symbios BIOS to be enabled so that the external Symbios
SCSI card’s own BIOS can be used instead. Note: If your Symbios SCSI card does
not have a BIOS, the Symbios SCSI card will not function.
IV. BIOS SETUP
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.
ONB VGA BIOS First (No)
This allows you to select whether you want to use the onboard VGA BIOS as the
primary BIOS. No allows external VGA cards to take precedent when detected. Yes
always uses the onboard VGA card’s BIOS, even when an external VGA card is
installed.
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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
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.
IV. BIOS
Passwords
To implement password protection, specify in the “Security Option” field of the
BIOS SETUP 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.
Forgot the password?
If you forgot the password, you can clear the password by erasing the CMOS Real
Time Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password information is
powered by the onboard button cell battery. To erase the RTC RAM: (1) Unplug
your computer, (2) Short the solder points, (3) Turn ON your computer, (4) Hold
down <Delete> during bootup and enter BIOS setup to re-enter user preferences.
0 1
Short solder points
to clear CMOS
RTCCLR
MEB-VM Clear RTC RAM
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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.
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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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V. SOFTWARE SETUP ................................................... 57
Operating Systems ............................................................................ 59
Windows 98 First Time Installation ............................................ 59
MEB-VM Support CD ...................................................................... 60
Support CD Autorun Menu ......................................................... 60
Installing the Video Driver and Utility ............................................. 61
Installing the Audio Driver ............................................................... 62
Installing PCCillin ............................................................................ 63
Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader ...................................................... 64
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Operating Systems
You should always use the latest operating system and updates when using new
hardware in order to ensure full compliancy. For Windows 95, you must use OSR
2.0 or later. For Windows NT 4.0, you must use Service Pack 3.0 or later.
Windows 98 First Time Installation
When you start Windows for the first time after the installation of your motherboard,
Windows 98 will detect the onboard audio and video chips and may attempt to install a driver from its system registry. When prompted to restart, select No and then
follow the normal setup procedures later in this section.
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IMPORTANT: Selecting No for the initial restart prompt is a necessary step because Windows may load an older display driver that is incompatible with the onboard
ATI 3D Rage chip. Always use the driver available on the ASUS Support CD or an
applicable driver update from your ASUS vendor or from the ASUS web site.
NOTE: The screen displays in this section may not reflect exactly the screen contents displayed on your screen.
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MEB-VM Support CD
Insert the support CD or double-click your CD drive icon in “My Computer” to bring
up the autorun menu or run Setup.exe in the root directory of the Support CD.
NOTE: The Support CD contents are constantly updated without notice.
Support CD Autorun Menu
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LDCM Local Setup: Installs software to monitor the local system. The
LANDesk Client Manager must be installed in order to use the hardware manager features.
• LDCM Administrator Setup: Installs software to monitor PC systems on the
network within the same bridge address with the Local software installed. The
administrator should install both Local and Administrator Software.
• Adobe Acrobat Reader: Installs the Adobe Acrobat Reader software necessary
to view the LDCM manual in the LDCM directory.
• Install Video Driver and Utility: Installs the video driver and utilities for the
onboard VGA chipset.
• Install Audio Driver: Audio driver installation instructions for the onboard audio.
• Install PCCillin: Installs “PC-cillin” virus protection software. View the online
help if you have any questions.
• Browse this CD: Allows you to see the contents of the ASUS support CD.
• Read Me: View additional notes with Notepad.
• LDCM Introduce (MPEG VCD): View a video on the LDCM features.
• Exit: Exit the selection menu.
Additonal CD Contents: DMI Configuration Utility in the DMI directory and Flash
BIOS writer in the AFLASH directory.
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Installing the Video Driver and Utility
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the autorun screen.
Install Video Driver and Utility installs the video driver necessary for your card to
have higher performance, resolutions, and special features. You can also install the
ATI Player–a software multimedia player which provides full-screen MPEG video
playback with excellent color quality, plus a host of advanced multimedia features.
1. Click here.
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2. Click here to begin the
installation wizard.
3. Click here and follow the
onscreen instructions to
complete installation.
When prompted to restart
your computer, click Yes.
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Installing the Audio Driver
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the autorun screen.
1. Click here.
2. Click here.
4. Click here.
3. Click here.
5. Click here.
6. Click
and then
click here.
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Installing PCCillin
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the autorun screen.
1. Click here.
2. Click here.
3. Enter your name and company
and then click here.
4. Click here.
6. Insert a floppy disk
and then click here.
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5. Click Express Install
and then click here.
7. Once the Emergency Clean disk is
created, click here. Follow the onscreen
instructions to complete installation.
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Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the autorun screen.
1. Click here.
2. Click here.
4. Click here.
3. Click here.
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5. Click here.
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Contents
Creative Multimedia Decks .............................................................. 68
Common operations ............................................................... 68
Creative CD Player ..................................................................... 69
Using the CD Playlist ............................................................ 69
Creative MIDI Player .................................................................. 70
Using the MIDI Playlist ......................................................... 70
Creative Remote .......................................................................... 71
Creative Wave Player .................................................................. 72
SB AudioPCI 64V Mixer ............................................................ 73
Real-Time Effects .................................................................. 73
Creative WaveStudio ................................................................... 74
ATI Player ......................................................................................... 75
Features ....................................................................................... 75
Playing Audio CDs (Only in window 95) ................................... 76
Playing Media Files ..................................................................... 77
Playing Interactive Discs (Video CD 2.0) ............................. 77
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) ............................................. 78
Introducing the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility ................ 78
Starting the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility ...................... 78
Using the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility ......................... 79
ASUS PCI-L101 Fast Ethernet Card ................................................ 81
Features ............................................................................................. 82
Software Driver Support ............................................................. 82
Question and Answer .................................................................. 82
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Creative Multimedia Decks
Creative Multimedia Decks
Creative Multimedia Decks is a collection of players that allows you to independently or concurrently control multimedia
devices such as your CD-ROM drive and MIDI device. It consists of Creative Remote and other players such as Creative
CD, Creative Wave, and Creative MIDI.
Common operations
Skip Backward
Rewind
Fast Forward
Skip Forward
Touch Sensitive
Display
Repeat
Mode Intro
Mode
Power Off
Menu
Minimize
Tracks
Playlist
Volume
NOTE: The terms "track" and "file" are used interchangeably throughout this section.
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Creative CD Player
Creative CD Player
Creative CD operates like a home CD player, letting you play audio CDs from CDROM drives on your PC. In addition, it has some advanced features which include:
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Ability to be controlled by the Creative Remote
OLE Automation support
Plug and Play support
Power management support
"Touch-sensitive" display
Multiple display forms
Fine control of track's playing position
Introduction Mode, Repeat Playlist Mode, Repeat Track Mode and Shuffle Mode
for playback
Playlist compilation of CD tracks into a collection
Fast track selection
Direct volume control for multiple sound cards
CD Title
CD Selectors
Stop
Play
Pause
Eject
Track Name
Using the CD Playlist
To access the Playlist dialog box, click
on the CD player.
Enter CD Title
Displays sequence of
tracks to be played
Displays all the
tracks on the CD
Enter track name
Enter artist name
Enter track notes
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Creative MIDI Player
Creative MIDI Player
Creative MIDI is the player in the Multimedia Decks suite of players that lets you
play MIDI files. It also has some advanced features which include:
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OLE Automation support
Plug and Play support
Power management support
"Touch-sensitive" display
Multiple display forms
Fine control of a track's playing position
Introduction Mode, Repeat Playlist Mode, Repeat Track Mode and Shuffle Mode
for playback
Playlist compilation of different MIDI files
Fast track selection
Direct volume control for multiple sound cards
Stop
Play
Pause
Using the MIDI Playlist
To access the Playlist dialog box, click
on the MIDI player.
Select a collection
(a saved playlist)
Adds the selected
tracks in the File list
to the Playlist
Displays the Playlist
(a sequence of the
tracks to be played)
Displays the files in
the current directory
Selects the directory, path,
and type of files to be
displayed in the File list
Displays the directory
of the file selected
Enter artist name
Enter track notes
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Creative Remote
Creative Remote is the main component of the Creative Multimedia Decks group of
players. Like a home remote control, it lets you control different Creative Multimedia Decks players from a single control interface. If you require more control over a
player, you can also invoke the player from Creative Remote.
In addition, it consists of several advanced features like:
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Ability to launch any of the available Creative Multimedia Decks players for
more direct control over a device
"Touch-sensitive" display
Multiple display forms
Fast track selection
Color scheme selection
Select an active player
Invoke player
Displays the Playlist dialog
box of the active player
Starts recording
Controls the volume of the
active player
Opens/closes the CD-ROM tray
Select and play a track in the
playlist of the active player.
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Creative Wave Player
Creative Wave Player
Creative Wave is the player in the Creative Multimedia Decks suite of players that
lets you play wave files. It also has some advanced features which include:
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Ability to be controlled by the Creative Remote
OLE Automation support
Plug and Play support
Power management support
"Touch-sensitive" display
Multiple display forms
Fine control of a track's playing position
Introduction Mode, Repeat Playlist Mode, Repeat Track Mode and Shuffle Mode
for playback
Playlist compilation of different wave files
Fast track selection
Direct volume control for multiple sound cards
Stop
Play
Pause
Record
Activates the Record Setting dialog box
which allows you to select the format of
the wave file to record.
Uses one (left or right) channel
Uses both two (left and right) channels
Frequency at which samples of sound
are taken from the source
Size of each sample of sound taken
from the source
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Audio Mixer
SB AudioPCI 64V Mixer
A mixer has been included for Sound Blaster AudioPCI 64V. This mixer accommodates some features found on the AudioPCI card. These features are unavailable
through the Windows 95/98 mixer.
Real-Time Effects
AudioPCI supports real-time effects. In addition to the effects described below, more
effects may be available in the future.
This effect provides a surround-sound effect. There is a drop-down box on
the device panel that will allow you to switch between the three different
spatial presets: Off, On, and Wide. By default this switch is set to Off.
The reverb effect will make the MIDI instruments on the card sound as if
they were playing in a large concert hall or stadium. The three degrees of
reverb provided are Off, On, and Full. This effect can be applied to the Synthesizer device.
The chorus effect will add depth to the card’s synthesizer sounds. The three
settings for chorus are Off, On, and Full. This effect can be applied to the
Synthesizer device. NOTE: Chorus is a special effect, which should be used
with discretion; it is generally not recommended to leave the chorus effect
enabled at all times.
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Creative WaveStudio
Creative WaveStudio
WaveStudio is a Windows-based application that allows you to perform the following sound editing functions easily:
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Play, edit, and record 8-bit (tape quality) and 16-bit (CD quality) wave data.
Enhance your wave data or create unique sounds with various special effects
and editing operations such as rap, reverse, echo, mute, pan, cut, copy, and paste.
Open and edit several wave files at the same time.
Import and export raw (.RAW) data files.
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ATI Player
ATI Player and control panel (Windows 95/98)
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.)
Help Minimize Exit
C. ATI Player
Windows 95/3.x
CD Audio MPEG Video In Capture
PAL/NTSC
CDAudio–Play standard audio CDs (only in Windows 95/98)
MPEG Playback—Play MPEG and AVI video files
Video In (Tuner button)—Display live video sources
(available only on video model)
Capture–Capture still images, video sequences, or audio-only
(available only on video model)
Features
The question mark on 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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ATI Player
Playing Audio CDs (Only in window 95)
PAL/NTSC
Click the Audio CD button in the Task control panel to switch to Audio CD mode
Random
Loop Play
Stop Pause Intro
Play
Position
Slider
Eject Setup
Track Skip Skip
Track Time
Down Back Forward Up Mode
Time
Display
Volume
Control
Volume
Mute
The Audio CD player has its own control panel for controlling the audio CD playback.
You can use the Audio CD panel to play standard audio CDs. Advanced features
such as Random play, Intro play, which plays the first ten seconds of each track, and
Loop play are available.
Current Time
Track Name
Disc Name
Current Time
The Audio CD player has its own display.
To play an audio CD
1. Insert the audio CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2. In the Audio CD panel, click the Setup Dialogs button .
3. Click the Disc Info tab.
4. From the Available Tracks list, add or remove tracks as desired.
The Play List displays your current selections.
5. Click OK.
6. In the Audio CD panel, click the Play button .
The Audio CD player uses Windows 95 standard INI file to store disc names, track
names, and the play list. You can use the Setup dialog to enter the name of the artist
and the disc.
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ATI 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
Play/Stop
First
Frame
Full
Screen
Advance
Rewind
File Name
Last
Frame
Previous Audio Track
Track
Select
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
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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.
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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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DMI 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.
Starting the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
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 <Shift>+<F5> during bootup
to bypass your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files.
1. In Windows, copy DMICFG.EXE to your hard disk drive.
2. Restart your computer and press <Shift>+<F5> during bootup to enter safe mode
command prompt.
3. Go to the directory containing DMICFG.EXE.
4. Type DMICFG and press <Enter> to run.
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DIM Utility
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)
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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DMI Utility
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.
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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APPENDIX
ASUS LAN Card
ASUS PCI-L101 Fast Ethernet Card
LEDs
LAN Activity
Output Signal
Intel
Chipset
RJ45
Wake on LAN
Output Signal
ASUS
Motherboard type
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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Features
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ASUS LAN Card
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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
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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