IS7 Series
(IS7-G, IS7, IS7-E, IS7-E2, IS7-E2G,
IS7-E2V, IS7-M, IS7-V2)
Intel Pentium 4 System Board
Socket 478
User’s Manual
4200-0375-11
Rev. 1.06
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IS7 Series
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1.
1-1.
1-2.
1-3.
1-4.
1-5.
Chapter 2.
2-1.
2-2.
2-3.
2-4.
Hardware Setup.................................................................... 2-1
Install The Motherboard...........................................................................2-1
Install Pentium® 4 CPU and Heatsink Supporting-Base..........................2-2
Install System Memory ............................................................................2-3
Connectors, Headers and Switches ..........................................................2-6
(1). ATX Power Input Connectors........................................................2-6
(2). FAN Power Connectors .................................................................2-7
(3). CMOS Memory Clearing Header ..................................................2-8
(4). Wake-up Header.............................................................................2-9
(5). Front Panel Audio Connection Header ........................................2-10
(6). Front Panel Switches & Indicators Headers ................................2-12
(7). Infrared Device Header................................................................2-14
(8). Additional IEEE1394 Port Headers .............................................2-15
(9). Additional USB Port Headers......................................................2-16
(10). System Management Bus Headers...............................................2-17
(11). Internal Audio Connectors ...........................................................2-18
(12). Accelerated Graphics Port Slot ....................................................2-20
(13). Floppy Disk Drive Connector ......................................................2-21
(14). IDE Connectors............................................................................2-22
(15). Serial ATA Connectors .................................................................2-23
(16). Status Indicator ............................................................................2-25
(17). Back Panel Connectors ................................................................2-27
Chapter 3.
3-1.
3-2.
3-3.
3-4.
3-5.
3-6.
Introduction .......................................................................... 1-1
Features & Specifications ........................................................................1-1
Layout Diagram (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E).........................................................1-4
Layout Diagram (IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V)..........................................1-5
Layout Diagram (IS7-M) .........................................................................1-6
Layout Diagram (IS7-V2)........................................................................1-7
BIOS Setup............................................................................ 3-1
SoftMenu Setup........................................................................................3-2
Standard CMOS Features.........................................................................3-4
Advanced BIOS Features.........................................................................3-7
Advanced Chipset Features....................................................................3-10
Integrated Peripherals ............................................................................3-12
Power Management Setup .....................................................................3-19
User’s Manual
3-7.
3-8.
3-9.
3-10.
3-11.
3-12.
3-13.
PnP/PCI Configurations.........................................................................3-22
PC Health Status ....................................................................................3-24
Load Fail-Safe Defaults .........................................................................3-25
Load Optimized Defaults .......................................................................3-25
Set Password ..........................................................................................3-25
Save & Exit Setup ..................................................................................3-25
Exit Without Saving...............................................................................3-25
Appendix A.
Install Intel Chipset Software Utility............................................... A-1
Appendix B.
Install Intel Application Accelerator RAID (IS7-G, IS7) .............. B-1
Appendix C.
Install Audio Driver ......................................................................... C-1
Appendix D.
Install LAN Driver ...........................................................................D-1
Appendix E.
Install Silicon Serial ATA RAID Driver (IS7-G) ........................... E-1
Appendix F.
Install VGA Driver (IS7-M) ............................................................ F-1
Appendix G.
Install USB 2.0 Driver .....................................................................G-1
Appendix H.
ABIT EQ (The Hardware Doctor Utility) .......................................H-1
Appendix I.
FlashMenu (BIOS Update Utility) ................................................... I-1
Appendix J.
Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?)................................................J-1
Appendix K.
How to Get Technical Support ........................................................ K-1
IS7 Series
Introduction
1-1
Chapter 1. Introduction
1-1. Features & Specifications
1. CPU
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•
Supports Intel Pentium 4 Socket 478 processor with 800MHz, 533MHz, and 400MHz (for
Northwood only) System Data Bus
Supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
2. Chipset
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Intel 82865PE (MCH) + 82801ER (ICH5R) (IS7-G/IS7)
Intel 82865PE (MCH) + 82801EB (ICH5) (IS7-E/IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V)
Intel 82865G (MCH) + 82801EB (ICH5) (IS7-M)
Intel 82848P (MCH) + 82801EB (ICH5) (IS7-V2)
Supports Hi-Speed Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0)
Supports Ultra ATA/100/66/33 mode
Integrated Intel “Extreme Graphics 2” graphics controller (IS7-M)
3. Memory
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•
•
Supports 4 DIMM single/dual channel DDR 400/333/266 (Max. 4GB)
(IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E/IS7-M)
Supports 2 DIMM single/dual channel DDR 400/333/266 (Max. 2GB)
(IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V)
Supports 2 DIMM single channel DDR 400/333/266 (Max. 2GB) (IS7-V2)
4. AGP
•
Accelerated Graphics Port connector supports AGP 8X/4X Interface (0.8V/1.5V)
5. LAN
•
•
Onboard 10/100/1000M LAN Controller (IS7-G/IS7-E2G)
Onboard 10/100M LAN Controller (IS7/IS7-E/IS7-M/IS7-E2/IS7-V2)
6. Serial ATA RAID
•
•
•
Onboard 2 channels of Serial ATA 150MB/s data transfer rate with RAID function (RAID
0/RAID 1) via ICH5R South Bridge (IS7-G/IS7)
Onboard 2 channels of Serial ATA 150MB/s data transfer rate with RAID function (RAID
0/RAID 1) via Silicon Image PCI Chip (IS7-G)
Onboard 2 channels of Serial ATA 150MB/s data transfer rate via ICH5 South Bridge
(IS7-E/IS7-M/IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V/IS7-V2)
7. USB 2.0
•
8x USB 2.0 ports support 480 Mb/s data transfer rate
8. IEEE 1394
•
Supports IEEE 1394a at 400/200/100 Mb/s data transfer rate (IS7-G/IS7)
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9. Audio
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•
Onboard 6-Channel AC 97 CODEC
Professional digital audio interface supports S/PDIF In/Out (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E)
10. ABIT Engineered
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•
•
•
ABIT SoftMenu™ Technology
ABIT EQ™ (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E/IS7-E2/IS7-M/IS7-V2)
ABIT FANEQ™ (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E/IS7-M/IS7-E2)
ABIT FlashMenu™
11. Internal I/O Connectors
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•
•
•
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•
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•
•
•
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1x AGP slot
5x PCI slots
1x Floppy port supports up to 2.88MB
2x Ultra ATA/100/66/33 connectors
4x Serial ATA 150 connectors (IS7-G)
2x Serial ATA 150 connectors (IS7/IS7-E/IS7-M/IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V/IS7-V2)
2x USB 2.0 headers
2x IEEE 1394a headers (IS7-G/IS7)
1x FP-Audio header
1x CD-IN header
1x AUX-IN header (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E/IS7-M)
1x IrDA header (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E/IS7-M)
12. Back Panel I/O
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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1x PS/2 Keyboard, 1x PS/2 mouse
1x Serial port connectors, 1x Parallel port connector
1x S/PDIF In connector (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E)
1x S/PDIF Out connector (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E)
1x VGA Out connector (IS7-M)
1x AUDIO1 connector
1x AUDIO2 connector (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E/IS7-M)
2x USB 2.0, 1x IEEE 1394 Connector (IS7-G/IS7)
2x USB 2.0 Connectors (IS7-E/IS7-M/IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V/IS7-V2)
2x USB 2.0, 1x RJ-45 LAN Connector
13. Miscellaneous
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•
•
•
IS7 Series
ATX form factor
Hardware Monitoring – including Fan Speed, Voltages, CPU and system temperature
Supports Wake Up by LAN, Modem Ring, RTC Alarm, Keyboard and Mouse Power On
Supports STR (Suspend to RAM)
Introduction
1-3
14. Order Information
Model
IS7-G
IS7
IS7-E
IS7-E2
IS7-E2G
IS7-E2V
IS7-M
IS7-V2
Chipset
865PE + ICH5R
865PE + ICH5R
865PE + ICH5
865PE + ICH5
865PE + ICH5
865PE + ICH5
865G + ICH5
848P + ICH5
LAN
10/100/1000M
10/100M
10/100M
10/100M
10/100/1000M
10/100M
10/100M
SB SATA
RAID 0/1
RAID 0/1
2 Ports
2 Ports
2 Ports
2 Ports
2 Ports
2 Ports
PCI SATA
RAID 0/1
-
IEEE 1394
3 Ports
3 Ports
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Specifications and information contained herein are subject to change without notice.
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1-2. Layout Diagram (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E)
IS7 Series
Chapter 1
Introduction
1-5
1-3. Layout Diagram (IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V)
User’s Manual
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1-4. Layout Diagram (IS7-M)
IS7 Series
Chapter 1
Introduction
1-7
1-5. Layout Diagram (IS7-V2)
User’s Manual
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IS7 Series
Chapter 1
Hardware Setup
2-1
Chapter 2. Hardware Setup
Before the Installation: Turn off the power supply switch (fully turn off the +5V standby power), or
disconnect the power cord before installing or unplugging any connectors or add-on cards. Failing to do
so may cause the motherboard components or add-on cards to malfunction or damaged.
2-1. Install The Motherboard
Most computer chassis have a base with many mounting holes to allow motherboard to be securely
attached on and at the same time, prevented from short circuits. There are two ways to attach the
motherboard to the chassis base:
1. use with studs
2. or use with spacers
In principle, the best way to attach the board is to
use with studs. Only if you are unable to do this
should you attach the board with spacers. Line up
the holes on the board with the mounting holes on
the chassis. If the holes line up and there are
screw holes, you can attach the board with studs.
If the holes line up and there are only slots, you
can only attach with spacers. Take the tip of the
spacers and insert them into the slots. After doing
this to all the slots, you can slide the board into
position aligned with slots. After the board has been positioned, check to make sure everything is OK
before putting the chassis back on.
ATTENTION: To prevent shorting the PCB circuit, please REMOVE the metal studs or spacers if they
are already fastened on the chassis base and are without mounting-holes on the motherboard to align with.
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Chapter 2
2-2. Install Pentium® 4 CPU and Heatsink Supporting-Base
This motherboard provides a ZIF (Zero Insertion
Force) Socket 478 to install Intel® Pentium® 4
CPU. The CPU you bought should have a kit of
heatsink and cooling fan along with. If that’s not
the case, buy one specially designed for Pentium®
4 Socket 478.
1.
Locate the 478-pin ZIF socket on the
motherboard. Fasten the Retention Module
Base onto the motherboard.
ATTENTION: If you are using chassis specially
designed for Pentium® 4, please pay attention to
the location of metal studs or spacers if they are
already installed on the chassis. Be careful not let
the metal studs or spacers contact the printed
circuit wire or parts on the PCB.
2.
Pull the CPU socket lever sideways away
from the socket and then upwards to 90
degree. Insert the CPU with the correct
orientation. Do not use extra force to insert
CPU; it only fits in one orientation. Close
down the socket lever while holding down
the CPU.
3.
Put the heatsink faces down onto the CPU
until it completely covers the CPU.
4.
Put the Fan and Retention Mechanism
Assembly onto the heatsink. Make sure all
the four Retention Locks at each side of the
Fan and Retention Mechanism Assembly
snap into the Retention Holes.
5.
Push down the Retention Lock at both sides
of the Fan and Retention Mechanism
Assembly to lock up together with the
Retention Module Base.
6.
The Fan and Retention Mechanism Assembly
and Retention Module Base should now
firmly lock up with each other with the heatsink inside.
ATTENTION: Do not forget to set the correct bus frequency and multiple for your processor.
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Hardware Setup
2-3
2-3. Install System Memory
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E/IS7-M:
This motherboard provides four 184-pin DDR DIMM slots for Single/Dual Channel DDR 400/333/266
memory modules with memory expansion size up to 4GB.
To reach the performance of Dual Channel DDR, the following rules must be obeyed:
•
When installing TWO DIMM modules: Install DIMM modules of the same type and size for
slots [DIMM1]+[DIMM3] or slots [DIMM2]+[DIMM4].
•
When installing FOUR DIMM modules: Install DIMM modules of the same type and size for
slots [DIMM1]+[DIMM3], and slots [DIMM2]+[DIMM4].
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-M:
Bank
Memory Module
Total Memory
Bank 0, 1 (DIMM1)
128, 256, 512MB, 1GB
128MB ~ 1GB
Bank 2, 3 (DIMM2)
128, 256, 512MB, 1GB
128MB ~ 1GB
Bank 4, 5 (DIMM3)
128, 256, 512MB, 1GB
128MB ~ 1GB
Bank 6, 7 (DIMM4)
128, 256, 512MB, 1GB
Total System Memory
128MB ~ 1GB
128MB ~ 4GB
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Chapter 2
IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V/IS7-V2:
This motherboard provides 2 184-pin DDR DIMM sites for memory expansion available from minimum
128MB to maximum 2GB.
IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V:
IS7-V2:
Bank
Memory Module
Total Memory
Bank 0, 1 (DIMM1)
128, 256, 512MB, 1GB
128MB ~ 1GB
Bank 2, 3 (DIMM2)
128, 256, 512MB, 1GB
128MB ~ 1GB
Total System Memory
128MB ~ 2GB
NOTE: No hardware or BIOS setup required after adding or removing memory modules.
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Hardware Setup
2-5
Power off the computer and unplug the AC power cord before installing or removing memory modules.
1.
Locate the DIMM slot on the board.
2.
Hold two edges of the DIMM module
carefully, keep away of touching its
connectors.
3.
Align the notch key on the module with the
rib on the slot.
4.
Firmly press the module into the slots until
the ejector tabs at both sides of the slot
automatically snaps into the mounting notch.
Do not force the DIMM module in with extra
force as the DIMM module only fit in one direction.
5.
To remove the DIMM modules, push the two ejector tabs on the slot outward simultaneously, and
then pull out the DIMM module.
ATTENTION: Static electricity can damage the electronic components of the computer or optional
boards. Before starting these procedures, ensure that you are discharged of static electricity by touching a
grounded metal object briefly.
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Chapter 2
2-4. Connectors, Headers and Switches
Here we will show you all of the connectors, headers and switches, and how to connect them. Please read
the entire section for necessary information before attempting to finish all the hardware installation inside
the computer chassis. A complete enlarged layout diagram is shown in Chapter 1 for all the position of
connectors and headers on the board that you may refer to.
WARNING: Always power off the computer and unplug the AC power cord before adding or removing
any peripheral or component. Failing to so may cause severe damage to your motherboard and/or
peripherals. Plug in the AC power cord only after you have carefully checked everything.
(1).
ATX Power Input Connectors
This motherboard provides two power connectors to connect to an ATX12V power supply with 300W,
20A +5VDC, and 720mA +5VSB capacity at least.
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-V2:
IS7 Series
IS7-M:
IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V:
Hardware Setup
(2).
2-7
FAN Power Connectors
These 3-pin connectors each provide power to the cooling fans installed in your system.
The CPU must be kept cool by using a powerful fan with heatsink. The system is capable of monitoring
the speed of the CPU fan.
•
CPUFAN1: CPU Fan Power Connector
•
NBFAN1: Chipset Fan Power Connector
•
SYSFAN1: System Fan Power Connector
•
AUXFAN1, AUXFAN2: Auxiliary Fan Power Connector
WARNING: These fan connectors are not jumpers. DO NOT place jumper caps on these connectors.
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-M:
IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V:
IS7-V2:
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(3).
Chapter 2
CMOS Memory Clearing Header
This header uses a jumper cap to clear the CMOS memory.
•
Pin 1-2 shorted (default): Normal operation.
•
Pin 2-3 shorted: Clear CMOS memory.
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-M:
IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V:
IS7-V2
WARNING: Turn the power off first (including the +5V standby power)
before clearing the CMOS memory. Failing to do so may cause your
system to work abnormally or malfunction.
IS7 Series
Hardware Setup
(4).
2-9
Wake-up Header
These headers use a jumper cap to enable/disable the wake-up function.
•
PS2-PWR1:
Pin 1-2 shorted (default): Disable wake-up function support at Keyboard/Mouse port.
Pin 2-3 shorted: Enable wake-up function support at Keyboard/Mouse port
•
USB-PWR1:
Pin 1-2 shorted (default): Disable wake-up function support at USB1 port.
Pin 2-3 shorted: Enable wake-up function support at USB1 port.
•
USB-PWR2:
Pin 1-2 shorted (default): Disable wake-up function support at USB2 port.
Pin 2-3 shorted: Enable wake-up function support at USB2 port
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V:
IS7-V2
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Chapter 2
Front Panel Audio Connection Header
This header provides the connection to audio connector at front panel.
•
To use the audio connector at front panel, remove all the jumpers on this header, and then connect
to front panel by the extension cable provided with the chassis.
•
To use the audio connector at rear panel, disconnect the extension cable, attach the jumpers back at
pin 5-6, and pin 9-10 (default setting).
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-M:
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
IS7 Series
Pin Assignment
Audio Mic.
Audio Mic. Bias
Speaker Out Right
Channel
X
Speaker Out Left
Channel
Ground
VCC
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
Pin Assignment
Ground
VCC
Speaker Out Right
Channel Return
NC
Speaker Out Left
Channel Return
S/PDIF In
S/PDIF Out
Hardware Setup
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IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V:
IS7-V2
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Pin Assignment
Audio Mic.
Audio Mic. Bias
Speaker Out Right
Channel
X
Speaker Out Left
Channel
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Pin Assignment
Ground
VCC
Speaker Out Right
Channel Return
NC
Speaker Out Left
Channel Return
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(6).
Chapter 2
Front Panel Switches & Indicators Headers
This header is used for connecting switches and LED indicators on the chassis front panel.
Watch the power LED pin position and orientation. The mark “+” align to the pin in the figure below
stands for positive polarity for the LED connection. Please pay attention to connect these headers. A
wrong orientation will only cause the LED not lighting, but a wrong connection of the switches could
cause system malfunction.
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-V2:
IS7 Series
IS7-M:
IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V:
Hardware Setup
•
HLED (Pin 1, 3):
Connects to the HDD LED cable of chassis
front panel.
•
RST (Pin 5, 7):
Connects to the Reset Switch cable of
chassis front panel.
•
SPK (Pin 15, 17, 19, 21):
Connects to the System Speaker cable of
chassis.
•
SLED (Pin 2, 4):
Connects to the Suspend LED cable (if there is one) of chassis front panel.
•
PWR-ON (Pin 6, 8):
Connects to the Power Switch cable of chassis front panel.
•
PLED (Pin 16, 18, 20):
Connects to the Power LED cable of chassis front panel.
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Chapter 2
(7). Infrared Device Header
This header connects to an optional IR device attached to chassis. This motherboard supports standard IR
transfer rates.
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-M:
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Hardware Setup
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(8). Additional IEEE1394 Port Headers
These headers each provide one additional IEEE1394 port connection through an extension cable and
bracket.
IS7-G/IS7:
Pin
Pin Assignment
Pin
Pin Assignment
1
TPA0 +
2
TPA0 -
3
GND
4
GND
5
TPB0 +
6
TPB0 -
7
+12V
8
+12V
9
NC
10
GND
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(9).
Chapter 2
Additional USB Port Headers
These headers each provide 2 additional USB 2.0 ports connection through an USB cable designed for
USB 2.0 specifications.
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-M:
IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V:
IS7-V2:
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E/IS7-M
IS7 Series
IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/
IS7-E2V/IS7-V2
Pin
Pin Assignment
Pin
Pin Assignment
1
VCC
2
VCC
3
Data0 -
4
Data1 -
5
Data0 +
6
Data1 +
7
Ground
8
Ground
9
NC
10
NC
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(10). System Management Bus Headers
This header is reserved for system management bus (SM bus). The SM bus is a specific implementation
of an I2C bus. I2C is a multi-master bus, which means that multiple chips can be connected to the same
bus and each one can act as a master by initiating a data transfer. If more than one master simultaneously
tries to control the bus, an arbitration procedure decides which master gets priority.
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-M:
IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V:
IS7-V2:
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(11). Internal Audio Connectors
These connectors connect to the audio output of internal CD-ROM drive or add-on card.
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-M:
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IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V:
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IS7-V2:
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Chapter 2
(12). Accelerated Graphics Port Slot
This slot supports an optional AGP graphics card up to AGP 4X/8X mode.
ATTENTION: This motherboard does not support 3.3V AGP cards. Use only 1.5V or 0.8V AGP cards.
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-V2:
IS7 Series
IS7-M:
IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V:
Hardware Setup
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(13). Floppy Disk Drive Connector
This connector supports two standard floppy disk drives via a 34-pin 34-conductor ribbon cable.
Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive Cable:
1.
Install one end of the ribbon cable into the FDC1 connector. The colored edge of the ribbon cable
should be aligned with pin-1 of FDC1 connector.
2.
Install the other end(s) of ribbon cable into the disk drive connector(s). The colored edge of the
ribbon cable should be also aligned with pin-1 of disk drive connector. The endmost connector
should be attached to the drive designated as Drive A.
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-M/IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/
IS7-E2V/IS7-V2:
IS7-M:
IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V:
IS7-V2:
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Chapter 2
(14). IDE Connectors
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-M:
IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V:
IS7-V2:
This motherboard provides two IDE ports to connect up to four IDE drives at Ultra
ATA/100 mode by Ultra ATA/66 ribbon cables. Each cable has 40-pin 80-conductor
and three connectors, providing two hard drives connection with motherboard. Connect
the single end (blue connector) at the longer length of ribbon cable to the IDE port on
motherboard, and the other two ends (gray and black connector) at the shorter length of
the ribbon cable to the connectors on hard drives.
If you want to connect two hard drives together through one IDE channel, you must
configure the second drive to Slave mode after the first Master drive. Please refer to the drives’
documentation for jumper settings. The first drive connected to IDE1 is usually referred to as “Primary
Master”, and the second drive as “Primary Slave”. The first drive connected to IDE2 is referred to as
“Secondary Master” and the second drive as “Secondary Slave”.
Keep away from connecting one legacy slow speed drive, like CD-ROM, together with another hard drive
on the same IDE channel; this will drop your integral system performance.
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(15). Serial ATA Connectors
These connectors are provided to attach one Serial ATA device at each channel via Serial ATA cable.
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E: (SATA3 and SATA4 are for IS7-G only)
IS7-M:
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IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V:
IS7-V2:
SATA1 and SATA2 are controlled by South Bridge. To enable the SATA1 and SATA2 controller, you
have to enable the item “OnChip Serial ATA” first in the BIOS menu of “OnChip IDE Device”.
The following table displays the quantity of devices at IDE1, IDE2, SATA1 and SATA2 channel under
different “OnChip Serial ATA” configuration:
WinXP / Windows .NET Server:
OnChip Serial ATA /
OnChip Serial ATA Mode
IDE1
IDE2
SATA1
SATA2
2
2
1
1
IDE1
IDE2
SATA1
SATA2
0
2
1
1
2
0
1
1
SATA Only / IDE
0
0
1
1
Disabled
2
2
0
0
Enhanced Mode / IDE
DOS / Win2K / Win98 / WinME:
OnChip Serial ATA /
OnChip Serial ATA Mode
Combined Mode / IDE
For IS7-G: SATA3 and SATA4 are controlled by Silicon Image PCI Chip. To enable the SATA3 and
SATA4 controller, you have to enable the item “Serial ATA Controller” first in the BIOS menu of
“Onboard PCI Device”.
For more information on how to configure the function mode for SATA1 and SATA2, please refer to the
item “Serial ATA 1 Mode” and “Serial ATA 2 Mode” in the BIOS menu of “OnChip IDE Device”.
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5VSB: This LED lights up when the power supply is connected with power source.
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VCC: This LED lights up when the system power is on.
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-M:
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Back Panel Connectors
IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E:
IS7-M:
IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-V2:
IS7-E2V:
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Mouse: Connects to PS/2 mouse.
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Keyboard: Connects to PS/2 keyboard.
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LPT1: Connects to printer or other devices that support this communication protocol.
•
COM1: Connects to external modem, mouse or other devices that support this communication
protocol.
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OPT1: This connector provides an S/PDIF-In connection through optical fiber to digital
multimedia devices. (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E)
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OPT2: This connector provides an S/PDIF-Out connection through optical fiber to digital
multimedia devices. (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E)
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VGA1: Connects to monitor input. (IS7-M)
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AUDIO1: (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E/IS7-M)
R.L./R.R. (Rear Left / Rear Right): Connects to the rear left and rear right channel in the 5.1
channel audio system.
Cen./Sub. (Center / Subwoofer): Connects to the center and subwoofer channel in the 5.1 channel
audio system.
•
AUDIO1: (IS7-E2/IS7-V2)
Mic In: Connects to the plug from external microphone.
Line In: Connects to the line out from external audio sources.
F.L./F.R. (Front Left / Front Right): Connects to the front left and front right channel in the
5.1-channel or regular 2-channel audio system.
•
AUDIO2: (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E/IS7-M)
Mic In: Connects to the plug from external microphone.
Line In: Connects to the line out from external audio sources.
F.L./F.R. (Front Left / Front Right): Connects to the front left and front right channel in the
5.1-channel or regular 2-channel audio system.
•
IEEE1394: Connects to devices of IEEE1394 protocol. (IS7-G/IS7)
•
LAN: Connects to Local Area Network. (IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E/IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-M/IS7-V2)
•
USB1/USB2: Connects to USB devices such as scanner, digital speakers, monitor, mouse,
keyboard, hub, digital camera, joystick etc.
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Chapter 3. BIOS Setup
This motherboard provides a programmable EEPROM that you can update the BIOS utility. The BIOS
(Basic Input/Output System) is a program that deals with the basic level of communication between
processor and peripherals. Use the BIOS Setup program only when installing motherboard, reconfiguring
system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This chapter explains the Setup Utility of BIOS utility.
After powering up the system, the BIOS message appears on the screen, the memory count begins, and
then the following message appears on the screen:
PRESS DEL TO ENTER SETUP
If this message disappears before you respond, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del>
keys, or by pressing the Reset button on computer chassis. Only when it failed by these two methods can
you restart the system by powering it off and then back on.
After pressing <Del> key, the main menu screen appears.
NOTE: In order to increase system stability and performance, our engineering staffs are constantly
improving the BIOS menu. The BIOS setup screens and descriptions illustrated in this manual are for
your reference only, and may not completely match with what you see on your screen.
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3-1. SoftMenu Setup
The SoftMenu utility is ABIT’s exclusive and ultimate solution in programming the CPU operating speed.
All the parameters regarding CPU FSB speed, multiplier factor, the AGP & PCI clock, and even the CPU
core voltage are all available at your fingertips.
Brand Name:
This item displays the CPU model name, for example: Intel Pentium (R) 4.
Frequency:
This item displays the processor speed.
Cache Size:
This item displays the L2 cache size of your CPU.
CPU Operating Speed:
This item displays the CPU operating speed according to the type and speed of your CPU. You can also
select the [User Define] option to enter the manual option.
User Define:
WARNING: The wrong settings of the multiplier and external clock in certain circumstances may cause
CPU damage. Setting the working frequency higher than the PCI chipset or processor specs, may cause
abnormal memory module functioning, system hangs, hard disk drive data lose, abnormal functioning of
the VGA card, or abnormal functioning with other add-on cards. Using non-specification settings for your
CPU is not the intention of this explanation. These should be used for engineering testing, not for normal
applications.
There will be no guaranty for the settings beyond specification, any damage of any component on this
motherboard or peripherals result therein is not our responsibility.
Ext. Clock (CPU/AGP/PCI):
This item selects the external clock frequency.
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Multiplier Factor:
This item selects the multiplier factors for your CPU if it is not locked.
Estimated new CPU clock:
This item displays the frequency sum up from the previous item [Ext. Clock] and [Multiplier Factor].
N/B Strap CPU As:
This item sets the external hardware reset strap assigned to MCH (Memory Controller Hub). The options
are: [PSB400], [PSB533], [PSB800], and [By CPU]. The default setting is By CPU.
To set this option manually:
•
Select [PSB400] for CPU of 100MHz FSB frequency.
•
Select [PSB533] for CPU of 133MHz FSB frequency.
•
Select [PSB800] for CPU of 200MHz FSB frequency.
DRAM Ratio (CPU:DRAM):
This item determines the frequency ratio between CPU and DRAM.
AGP Ratio (CPU:AGP:PCI): (For IS7-G, IS7, IS7-E, and IS7-M only)
This item determines the ratio among CPU, AGP, and PCI.
Fixed AGP/PCI Frequency:
This item determines the AGP/PCI bus frequency. This option allows you to keep your AGP/PCI clock at
some fixed frequency to improve system stability.
CPU Power Supply:
This option allows you to switch between CPU default and user-defined voltages. Leave this setting to
default unless the current CPU type and voltage setting cannot be detected or is not correct. The option
“User Define” enables you to select the Core Voltage manually.
CPU Core Voltage:
This item selects the CPU core voltage.
ATTENTION: A wrong voltage setting may cause the system unstable or even damage the CPU. Please
leave it to default settings unless you are fully aware of its consequences.
DDR SDRAM Voltage:
This item selects the voltage for DRAM slot.
AGP Voltage:
This item selects the voltage for AGP slot.
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3-2. Standard CMOS Features
This section contains the basic configuration parameters of the BIOS. These parameters include date,
hour, VGA card, FDD, and HDD settings.
Date (mm:dd:yy):
This item sets the date you specify (usually the current date) in the format of [Month], [Date], and [Year].
Time (hh:mm:ss):
This item sets the time you specify (usually the current time) in the format of [Hour], [Minute], and
[Second].
IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 2 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 3
Master, IDE Channel 4 Master:
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
NOTE: Item “IDE Channel 3 Master” and “IDE Channel 4 Master” appears only when the item “OnChip
Serial ATA” in the “OnChip IDE Device” menu is set as [Enhanced Mode], and the item “OnChip Serial
ATA Mode” in the “OnChip IDE Device” menu is set as [IDE].
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IDE HDD Auto-Detection:
This item allows you to detect the parameters of IDE drives by pressing <Enter> key. The parameters will
be shown on the screen automatically.
IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 2 Master/Slave, Extended IDE Drive:
When set to [Auto], the BIOS will automatically check what kind of IDE drive you are using. If you want
to define your own drive by yourself, set it to [Manual] and make sure you fully understand the meaning
of the parameters. Please refer to the instruction manual provided by the device’s manufacturer to get the
setting right.
Access Mode:
This item selects the mode to access your IDE devices. Leave this item to its default [Auto] setting to
detect the access mode of your HDD automatically.
Capacity:
This item displays the approximate capacity of the disk drive. Usually the size is slightly greater than the
size of a formatted disk given by a disk-checking program.
Cylinder:
This item configures the numbers of cylinders.
Head:
This item configures the numbers of read/write heads.
Precomp:
This item displays the number of cylinders at which to change the write timing.
Landing Zone:
This item displays the number of cylinders specified as the landing zone for the read/write heads.
Sector:
This item configures the numbers of sectors per track.
Back to Standard CMOS Features Setup Menu:
Drive A & Drive B:
This item sets the type of floppy drives (usually only Drive A) installed.
Floppy 3 Mode Support:
This item allows you to use “3 Mode Floppy Drive” in Japanese computer system by selecting drive A, B,
or both. Leave this item to its default [Disabled] setting if you are not using this Japanese standard floppy
drive.
Video: (For IS7-G, IS7, IS7-E, and IS7-M only)
This item selects the type of video adapter used for the primary system monitor.
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[EGA/VGA]: (Enhanced Graphics Adapter/Video Graphics Array) For EGA, VGA, SVGA and PGA
monitor adapters.
[CGA 40]: (Color Graphics Adapter) Power up in 40-column mode.
[CGA 80]: (Color Graphics Adapter) Power up in 80-column mode.
[Mono]: (Monochrome adapter) Includes high-resolution monochrome adapters.
Halt On:
This item determines whether the system stops if an error is detected during system boot-up.
[All Errors]: The system-boot will stop whenever the BIOS detect a non-fatal error.
[No Errors]: The system-boot will not stop for any error detected.
[All, But Keyboard]: The system-boot will stop for all errors except a keyboard error.
[All, But Diskette]: The system-boot will stop for all errors except a diskette error.
[All, But Disk/Key]: The system-boot will stop for all errors except a diskette or keyboard error.
Base Memory:
This item displays the amount of base memory installed in the system. The value of the base memory is
typically 640K for system with 640K or more memory size installed on the motherboard.
Extended Memory:
This item displays the amount of extended memory detected during system boot-up.
Total Memory:
This item displays the total memory available in the system.
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Hyper-Threading Technology
This item is used to enable the functionality of the processor with Hyper-Threading Technology and will
appear only when using such processor.
The Hyper-Threading Technology helps your PC work more efficiently by maximizing processor
resources and enabling a single processor to run two separate threads of software simultaneously,
bringing forth greater performance and system responsiveness when running multiple applications at
once.
Quick Power On Self Test:
When set to [Enabled], this item speeds up the Power On Self Test (POST) after powering on the system.
The BIOS shorten or skip some check during the POST.
Hard Disk Boot Priority:
This item selects the hard disks booting priority. By pressing <Enter> key, you can enter its submenu
where the hard disks detected can be selected for the booting sequence to boot up system.
This item functions only when there is the option of [Hard Disk] in any one of the First/Second/Third
Boot Device items.
Bootable Add-in Device: (For IS7-G and IS7 only)
This item allows you to select the add-in device among the [PCI Slot Device], [OnChip SATA], and
[Onboard SATA] channel to serve as the bootable device listed in the item “Hard Disk Boot Priority”.
NOTE: The option [Onboard SATA] appears only for the model with onboard Serial ATA controller.
HDD Change Message:
When set to [Enabled], a pop-up message will be displayed on the screen during the POST process if the
hard drives installed in your system had been changed.
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First Boot Device / Second Boot Device / Third Boot Device / Boot Other Device:
Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the [First Boot Device], [Second Boot Device], and
[Third Boot Device] items respectively. The BIOS will boot the operating system according to the
sequence of the drive selected. Set [Boot Other Device] to [Enabled] if you wish to boot from another
device other than these three items.
CPU L3 Cache:
This item is used to enable the L3 cache (default setting), and appears only for certain CPU (Intel Pentium
4 processor with HT Technology Extreme Edition) that possesses L3 cache.
Swap Floppy Drive:
When set to [Enabled], and the system is booting from the floppy drive, the system will boot from drive B
instead of the regular drive A. There must be two floppy drives connected in the system to use this
function.
Boot Up Floppy Seek:
When set to [Enabled], the BIOS will check whether the floppy disk drive is installed or not.
Boot Up NumLock Status:
This item determines the default state of the numeric keypad at system booting up.
[On]: The numeric keypad functions as number keys.
[Off]: The numeric keypad functions as arrow keys.
Security Option:
This item determines when the system will prompt for password - every time the system boots or only
when enters the BIOS setup.
[Setup]: The password is required only when accessing the BIOS Setup.
[System]: The password is required each time the computer boots up.
NOTE: Don’t forget your password. If you forget the password, you will have to open the computer case
and clear all information in the CMOS before you can start up the system. But by doing this, you will
have to reset all previously set options.
APIC Mode: (For IS7-G, IS7, IS7-E, and IS7-M only)
Leave this item to its default setting.
MPS Version Ctrl For OS:
This item specifies which version of MPS (Multi-Processor Specification) this motherboard will use.
Leave this item to its default setting.
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB: (For IS7-G, IS7, IS7-E, and IS7-M only)
This item allows you to access the memory that is over 64MB in OS/2. Leave this item to its default
[Non-OS2] setting for operating system other than OS/2.
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Report No FDD For OS:
When set to [Yes], this item allows you to run some older operating system without floppy disk drive.
Leave this item to its default setting.
Delay IDE Initial (Secs):
This item allows the BIOS to support some old or special IDE devices by prolonging this delay time. A
larger value will give more delay time to the device for which to initialize and to prepare for activation.
Intel OnScreen Branding:
This item determines whether to display the “Intel Inside” logo or not at system boots up.
Disable Unused PCI Clock:
This option disables the clock of PCI slot that is not in use.
[Yes]: The system automatically detect the unused DIMM and PCI slots, and stop sending clock signal to
these unused PCI slots.
[No]: The system always send clock signal to all PCI slots.
NOTE: Set this option to [No] setting if there are adapters that cannot be automatically detected by the
system and will cause malfunction.
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DRAM Timing Selectable:
This item sets the optimal timings for the following four items, depending on the memory module you are
using. The default setting “By SPD” configures these four items by reading the contents in the SPD
(Serial Presence Detect) device. The EEPROM on the memory module stores critical parameter
information about the module, such as memory type, size, speed, voltage interface, and module banks.
CAS Latency Time:
This item controls the latency between the DRAM read command and the time that the data becomes
actually available.
Act to Precharge Delay:
This item controls the number of DRAM clocks used for the DRAM parameters.
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
This item controls the latency between the DRAM active command and the read/write command.
DRAM RAS# Precharge:
This item controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the DRAM.
System BIOS Cacheable: (For IS7-G, IS7, IS7-E, and IS7-M only)
When set to [Enabled], accesses to the system BIOS ROM addressed at F0000H-FFFFFH are cached,
provided that the cache controller is enabled. The larger the range of the Cache RAM, the higher the
efficiency of the system will be.
Video BIOS Cacheable:
As with caching the system BIOS, enabling the Video BIOS cache will allow access to video BIOS
addressed at C0000H to C7FFFH to be cached, if the cache controller is also enabled. The larger the
range of the Cache RAM, the faster the video performance will be.
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Memory Hole At 15M-16M:
When set to [Enabled], the memory address space at 15M-16M will be reserved for ISA expansion cards
that specifically requires this setting. This makes the memory from 15MB and up unavailable to the
system. Leave this item to its default setting.
Delay Prior to Thermal:
This item selects the delay time before thermal activation.
AGP Aperture Size:
This option specifies the amount of system memory that can be used by the AGP device. The aperture is a
portion of the PCI memory address range dedicated for graphics memory address space.
Init Display First:
This item selects to initialize AGP or PCI Slot first when the system boots.
[AGP]: When the system boots, it will first initialize AGP.
[PCI Slot]: When the system boots, it will first initialize PCI.
AGP Data Rate Capability:
This item selects the data transfer rate of AGP device. A higher rate delivers faster and better graphics to
your system. Make sure your graphics card supports the mode you select.
Game Accelerator: (For IS7-G and IS7 only)
This item selects the mode for Game Accelerator among the options of [Auto], [Turbo], [Street Racer],
and [F1].
NOTE: The option [Street Racer] and [F1] mode will stress the DDR memory critically; not every kind of
DDR memories could be stable with these two options. [Turbo] mode is okay for most of DDR memories.
Refresh Cycle Time:
This item determines the DRAM Refresh Cycle among [Auto], [Normal], [Enhanced], [Strengthened],
and [Aggressive].
Read Delay (tRD):
This item determines the timing of DRAM Read Delay.
Read delay Adjust(tRDA):
This item determines to adjust the timing of DRAM Read Delay.
Command Per Clock(CPC):
This item determines the address command timing according to the DRAM strobe clock.
On-Chip VGA: (For IS7-M only)
This option enables or disables the on-chip VGA controller.
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size: (For IS7-M only)
This option selects the size of on-chip frame buffer.
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OnChip IDE Device:
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
IDE Bus Master:
This option enables or disables the IDE bus mastering capability under the DOS environment.
OnChip IDE-1 Controller:
This item allows you to enable or disable the primary and secondary IDE controller. Select [Disabled] if
you want to add a different hard drive controller.
Master/Slave Drive PIO Mode (For IS7-G, IS7, IS7-E, and IS7-M only)
The PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode allows the BIOS to tell the controller what it wants and then
let the controller and the CPU perform the complete task, rather than having the BIOS issue a series of
commands to affect a transfer to or from the disk drive.
[Auto]: The BIOS will select the best available mode after checking your disk drive.
[Mode 0-4]: You can select a mode that matches your disk drive’s timing. Do not use the wrong setting
or you will have drive errors.
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Master/Slave Drive Ultra DMA (For IS7-G, IS7, IS7-E, and IS7-M only)
This item allows you to set the Ultra DMA in use.
[Auto]: The BIOS will select the best available option after checking your hard drive or CD-ROM.
[Disabled]: The BIOS will not detect these categories. If problem arises in using Ultra DMA devices, try
disabling this item.
OnChip IDE-2 Controller:
The description is same as the OnChip IDE-1 Controller.
OnChip Serial ATA Mode: (For IS7-G and IS7 only)
This item determines the mode for on-chip Serial ATA.
[IDE]: The on-chip Serial ATA served as IDE Mode.
[RAID]: The on-chip Serial ATA served as RAID Mode.
NOTE: The [RAID] option is only available when the item “OnChip Serial ATA” is set as [Enhanced
Mode].
SATA RAID ROM:
This item allows you to use the boot ROM of on-chip Serial ATA RAID to boot-up system.
OnChip Serial ATA:
This item determines the function for on-chip Serial ATA.
[Disabled]: Disable the Serial ATA controller.
[Auto]: Allows the Serial ATA controller to be arranged by BIOS automatically.
[Combined Mode]: Parallel ATA and Serial ATA are combined together. Supports up to 4 IDE drives.
[Enhanced Mode]: Enable both Parallel ATA and Serial ATA. Supports up to 6 IDE drives.
[SATA Only]: The SATA is operating in legacy mode.
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Serial ATA 1 Mode / Serial ATA 2 Mode:
This item determines the function mode for Serial ATA Port 1 (i.e. The SATA1 connector in this model)
and Serial ATA Port 2 (i.e. The SATA2 connector in this model). Both SATA1 and SATA2 will be
served each as one single IDE connector after selected as the following modes:
Mode
Serial ATA Port 1
(SATA1)
IDE-3 Master
Enhanced
IDE-4 Master
IDE-1 Master
IDE-1 Slave
Combined
IDE-2 Master
IDE-2 Slave
IDE-1 Master
SATA Only
IDE-2 Master
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Serial ATA Port 2
Description
(SATA2)
• SATA1 serves as IDE-3 Master
• SATA2 serves as IDE-4 Master
IDE-4 Master
• OnChip IDE-1 and IDE-2 controller
enabled
• SATA1 serves as IDE-4 Master
• SATA2 serves as IDE-3 Master
IDE-3 Master
• OnChip IDE-1 and IDE-2 controller
enabled
• SATA1 serves as IDE-1 Master
IDE-1 Slave
• SATA2 serves as IDE-1 Slave
• OnChip IDE-1 controller disabled
• SATA1 serves as IDE-1 Slave
IDE-1 Master
• SATA2 serves as IDE-1 Master
• OnChip IDE-1 controller disabled
• SATA1 serves as IDE-2 Master
IDE-2 Slave
• SATA2 serves as IDE-2 Slave
• OnChip IDE-2 controller disabled
• SATA1 serves as IDE-2 Slave
IDE-2 Master
• SATA2 serves as IDE-2 Master
• OnChip IDE-2 controller disabled
• SATA1 serves as IDE-1 Master
• SATA2 serves as IDE-2 Master
IDE-2 Master
• OnChip IDE-1 and IDE-2 controller
disabled
• SATA1 serves as IDE-2 Master
• SATA2 serves as IDE-1 Master
IDE-1 Master
• OnChip IDE-1 and IDE-2 controller
disabled
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OnChip PCI Device:
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
OnChip USB Controller:
This option enables or disables the USB controller.
USB 2.0 Controller:
This option enables or disables the USB 2.0 controller.
USB Keyboard Support Via:
This item allows you to select [BIOS] for using USB keyboard in DOS environment, or [OS] in OS
environment.
USB Mouse Support Via:
This item allows you to select [BIOS] for using USB mouse in DOS environment, or [OS] in OS
environment.
OnChip Audio Controller:
This option enables or disables the audio controller.
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SuperIO Device:
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
Onboard FDC Controller:
This option enables or disables the onboard FDC controller.
Onboard Serial Port:
This item determines which I/O addresses the onboard Serial Port controller will access.
[Auto]: The system automatically select an I/O address for the onboard Serial Port.
[3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3]: Allows you to manually select an I/O address for the
onboard Serial Port.
[Disabled]: Disables the onboard Serial Port.
Onboard IR Port: (For IS7-G, IS7, IS7-E, and IS7-M only)
This item determines which I/O addresses the onboard IR Port controller will access.
[Auto]: The system automatically select an I/O address for the onboard IR Port.
[3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3]: Allows you to manually select an I/O address for the
onboard IR Port.
[Disabled]: Disables the onboard IR Port.
UART Mode Select:
This item selects the Infrared (IR) function mode.
RxD, TxD Active:
This item sets the IR transmission/reception polarity.
IR Transmission Delay:
This option enables or disables the IR transmission delay. When set to [Enabled], the transmission will be
slower. This is recommended when transmission problem arise.
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UR2 Duplex Mode:
This item selects the duplex mode required by the IR device connected to the IR port. Full-duplex mode
permits simultaneous two-direction transmission. Half-duplex mode permits transmission in one direction
only at a time. Refer to your IR KIT user's guide to find out which setting is correct.
Onboard Parallel Port:
This item specifies the I/O address used by the parallel port.
[Disabled]: This option prevents the parallel port from accessing any system resources. When the value
of this option is set to [Disabled], the printer port becomes unavailable.
[378/IRQ7]: This option allows the parallel port to use [378/IRQ7] as its I/O port address. The majority
of parallel ports on computer systems use IRQ7 and I/O Port 378H as the standard setting.
[278/IRQ5]: This option allows the parallel port to use [278/IRQ5] as its I/O port address.
[3BC/IRQ7]: This option allows the parallel port to use [3BC/IRQ7] as its I/O port address.
Parallel Port Mode:
This item specifies the parallel port mode.
[Normal]: Allows the standard parallel port mode to be used.
[SPP]: (Standard Parallel Port) Allows bi-directional parallel port operation at normal speed.
[EPP]: (Enhanced Parallel Port) Allows bi-directional parallel port operation at maximum speed.
[ECP]: (Extended Capabilities Port) Allows bi-directional parallel port operation at a speed faster than
the normal mode’s data transfer rate.
[ECP+EPP]: Allows parallel port operation at ECP and EPP mode.
EPP Mode Select:
This item selects the EPP mode.
ECP Mode Use DMA:
This item selects the DMA channel of the parallel port.
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Onboard PCI Device:
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
IEEE 1394 Controller: (For IS7-G and IS7 only)
This option enables or disables the IEEE 1394 controller.
Serial ATA Controller: (For IS7-G only)
This option enables or disables the Serial ATA controller of Silicon Image PCI Chip
SATA RAID ROM:
This item allows you to use the boot ROM of on-chip Serial ATA RAID to boot-up system.
Onboard LAN Controller: (For IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E/IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-M/IS7-V2 only)
This option enables or disables the LAN controller.
LAN Boot ROM:
This item allows you to use the boot ROM (instead of a disk drive) to boot-up the system and access the
local area network directly.
Enhance Performance:
This option enhances the LAN performance by making it as the first priority among the PCI devices.
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3-6. Power Management Setup
ACPI Suspend Type:
This item selects the type of Suspend mode.
[S1(PowerOn Suspend)]: Enables the Power On Suspend function.
[S3(Suspend To RAM)]: Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
Resume by USB From S3:
When set to [Enabled], this item allows you to use a USB device to wake up a system that is in the S3
(STR - Suspend To RAM) state. This item can be configured only if the item “ACPI Suspend Type” is set
to [S3(STR)].
Power Button Function:
This item selects the method of powering off your system:
[Delay 4 Sec.]: Pushing the power button for more than 4 seconds will power off the system. This will
prevent the system from powering off in case you accidentally hit or pushed the power button.
[Instant-Off]: Pressing and then releasing the power button at once will immediately power off the
system.
CPU THRM-Throttling
This item controls the CPU speed by cutting down its regular power to a percentage during the STR
(Suspend To RAM) state.
WakeUp by PME# of PCI:
When set to [Enabled], access to the onboard LAN or a PCI card such as a modem or LAN card will
cause the system to wake up. The PCI card must support the wake up function.
WakeUp by Onboard Lan: (For IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E/IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-M/IS7-V2 only)
When set to [Enabled], you can remotely wake up a PC in Soft-Off condition via a LAN card that support
the wake up function.
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WakeUp by Alarm:
When set to [Enabled], you can set the date and time you would like the Soft-Off PC to power-on in the
“Date (of Month) Alarm” and “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” items. However, if the system is being
accessed by incoming calls or the network (Resume On Ring/LAN) prior to the date and time set in these
items, the system will give priority to the incoming calls or network instead.
Date (of Month) Alarm
[0]: This option power-on the system everyday according to the time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm”
item.
[1-31]: This option selects a date you would like the system to power-on. The system will power-on on
the date set, and the time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” item.
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
This item sets the time you would like the system to power-on.
POWER ON Function:
This item selects the way you want your system to power on.
[Password]: Use a password to power on the system, select this option then press <Enter>. Enter your
password. You can enter up to 5 characters. Type in exactly the same password to confirm, and then press
<Enter>.
[Hot KEY]: Use any of the function keys between <F1> to <F12> to power on the system.
[Mouse Left]: Double click the mouse left button to power on the system.
[Mouse Right]: Double click the mouse right button to power on the system.
[Any KEY]: Use any keyboard keys to power on the system.
[Button Only]: Use only the power button to power on the system.
[Keyboard 98]: Use the power-on button on the “Keyboard 98” compatible keyboard to power on the
system.
NOTE: (For IS7-G, IS7, IS7-E, IS7-E2, IS7-E2G, IS7-E2V, and IS7-V2 only) To enable this “Power
On” function, the wake-up header of [PS2-PWR1], [USB-PWR1], [USB-PWR2] must be set to [Enabled]
position. Please refer to the configuration of “Wake-up Header” [PS2-PWR1], [USB-PWR1], and
[USB-PWR2] in section 2-4, chapter 2.
NOTE: The mouse wake up function can only be used with the PS/2 mouse, not with the COM port or
USB type. Some PS/2 mice cannot wake up the system because of compatible problems. If the specs of
your keyboard are too old, it may fail to power on.
KB Power ON Password:
This item sets the password required in order to power on your computer.
NOTE: Do not forget your password, or you will have to clear the CMOS and reset all parameters in
order to utilize this function again.
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Hot Key Power ON:
This item powers on the system by pressing <Ctrl> key plus one of each function key (<F1> ~ <F12>)
simultaneously.
Restore On AC Power Loss:
This item selects the system action after an AC power failure.
[Power Off]: When power returns after an AC power failure, the system’s power remains off. You must
press the Power button to power-on the system.
[Power On]: When power returns after an AC power failure, the system’s power will be powered on
automatically.
[Last State]: When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will return to the state where you
left off before power failure occurs. If the system’s power is off when AC power failure occurs, it will
remain off when power returns. If the system’s power is on when AC power failure occurs, the system
will power-on when power returns.
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3-7. PnP/PCI Configurations
Resources Controlled By:
This item configures all of the boot and Plug-and-Play compatible devices.
[Auto]: The system will automatically detect the settings.
[Manual]: Choose the specific IRQ resources in the “IRQ Resources” menu.
IRQ Resources:
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
This item sets each system interrupt to either [PCI Device] or [Reserved].
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop:
This item determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can work with PCI/VGA or not.
[Enabled]: MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA.
[Disabled]: MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards do not work with PCI/VGA.
Allocate IRQ To Video: (For IS7-G, IS7, IS7-E, and IS7-M only)
This item assigns an IRQ for the VGA card installed.
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[Enabled]: Automatically assign an IRQ for the VGA card installed.
[Disabled]: The IRQ that was previously occupied by the VGA card will be available for new device.
Allocate IRQ To USB: (For IS7-G, IS7, IS7-E, and IS7-M only)
This item assigns an IRQ for the USB device connected.
[Enabled]: Automatically assign an IRQ for the USB device connected.
[Disabled]: The IRQ that was previously occupied by the USB device connected will be available for
new device.
PCI Latency Timer(CLK):
This item controls how long each PCI device can hold the bus before another takes over. When set to
higher values, every PCI device can conduct transactions for a longer time and thus improve the effective
PCI bandwidth. For better PCI performance, you should set the item to higher values.
PIRQ_0 Use IRQ No. ~ PIRQ_7 Use IRQ No.:
This item specifies the IRQ number manually or automatically for the devices installed on PCI slots.
For the relations between the hardware layout of PIRQ (the signals from the ICH chipset), INT# (means
PCI slot IRQ signals) and devices, please refer to the table below:
Signals
AGP
LAN
PCI-1
PIRQ_0 Assignment INT A
INT D
PIRQ_1 Assignment
INT A
INT B
PIRQ_2 Assignment
INT A INT B
PIRQ_3 Assignment
INT C
PCI-2
PCI-3
PCI-4
PCI-5
IEEESATA
1394
(IS7-G)
(IS7-G, IS7)
INT A
INT A
PIRQ_4 Assignment
INT A INT D INT C INT B
PIRQ_5 Assignment
INT B INT A INT D INT C
PIRQ_6 Assignment
INT C INT B INT A INT D
PIRQ_7 Assignment
INT D INT C INT B INT A
NOTE:
•
PCI slot 1 shares IRQ signals with IEEE-1394. (IS7-G, IS7).
•
If you want to install two PCI cards into those PCI slots that share IRQ with one another at the same
time, you must make sure that your OS and PCI devices’ driver supports the IRQ sharing function.
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3-8. PC Health Status
FAN Fail Alarm Selectable:
This item selects the fan that will be monitored for malfunction.
Shutdown When CPUFAN Fail:
When set to [Enabled], the system will be shut down if the CPU fan is not running.
CPU FanEQ Speed Control: (For IS7-G/IS7/IS7-E/IS7-E2/IS7-E2G/IS7-E2V only)
This item allows you to control the CPU fan speed down to a specific percentage.
When set to a specific percentage, the CPU fan speed will run at the percentage you set in this item if the
temperature limit set in the item “Active Temperature” is not exceeded.
The CPU fan speed will run at 100% regardless of what the percentage you set in this item if the
temperature limit set in the item “Active Temperature” is exceeded.
Active Temperature:
This item sets the temperature limit that would activate the function of “CPU FanEQ Speed Control”
option.
Shutdown Temperature:
This item sets the temperature that would shutdown the system automatically in order to prevent system
overheats.
CPU Warning Temperature:
This item selects the CPU’s warning temperature limit. Once the system has detected that the CPU’s
temperature exceeded the limit, warning beeps will sound.
NOTE: The onboard hardware monitor function is capable of detecting these system health conditions. If
you want a warning message to pop-up or a warning alarm to sound when an abnormal condition occurs,
you must install the “Hardware Doctor” utility. This utility is included in the “Driver & Utility CD” that
came packed with this motherboard.
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All Voltages, Fans Speed and Thermal Monitoring:
These unchangeable items list the current status of the CPU and environment temperatures, fan speeds,
and system power voltage.
NOTE: The hardware monitoring features for temperatures, fans and voltages will occupy the I/O
address from 294H to 297H. If you have a network adapter, sound card or other add-on cards that might
use those I/O addresses, please adjust your add-on card I/O address to avoid using these addresses.
3-9. Load Fail-Safe Defaults
This option loads the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal-performance system operations.
3-10. Load Optimized Defaults
This option loads the BIOS default values that are factory settings for optimal-performance system
operations.
3-11. Set Password
This option protects the BIOS configuration or restricts access to the computer itself.
3-12. Save & Exit Setup
This option saves your selections and exits the BIOS setup menu.
3-13. Exit Without Saving
This option exits the BIOS setup menu without saving any change.
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Chapter 3
Install Intel Chipset Software Utility
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Appendix A. Install Intel Chipset Software Utility
NOTE: Please install this Intel Chipset driver first after having installed the Windows operating system.
The installation procedures and screen shots in
this section are based on Windows XP operating
system. For those of other OS, please follow its
on-screen instruction.
Insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation program
automatically. If not, double-click the execution
file at the main directory of this CD to enter the
installation menu.
After entering the installation menu, move your
curser to [Drivers] tab. Click [Intel Chipset
Software Utility]. The following screen appears.
1.
Click [Next].
2.
Click [Yes].
3.
Click [Next].
4. Choose [Yes, I want to restart my computer
now.], and click [Finish] to complete setup.
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Appendix A
Install Intel Application Accelerator RAID (IS7-G, IS7)
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Appendix B. Install Intel Application Accelerator
RAID (IS7-G, IS7)
The installation procedures and screen shots in
this section are based on Windows XP operating
system. For those of other OS, please follow its
on-screen instruction.
Insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation program
automatically. If not, double-click the execution
file at the main directory of this CD to enter the
installation menu.
After entering the installation menu, move your
curser to [Drivers] tab. Click [Intel Application
Accelerator RAID]. The following screen
appears.
2.
Click [Next].
3.
Click [Yes].
4.
Click [Next].
NOTE: This “Intel Application Accelerator
RAID” program edition is available for
Windows 2000/XP only. To install this program,
you have to enable the item “RAID Function”
first in the BIOS menu of “OnChip Serial ATA
Mode”.
1.
Click [Next].
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5.
Click [Next].
6.
Click [Finish] to complete setup.
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Intel Serial ATA RAID
Configuration Utility (IS7-G,
IS7)
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Create RAID Volume
This item allows you to create a RAID array.
The on-chip Serial ATA RAID supports the
Stripe (RAID 0) and Mirror (RAID 1) RAID set.
For the striped RAID set, the identical drives
can read and write data in parallel to increase
performance. The Mirrored RAID set creates a
complete backup of your files. Striped and
Mirrored RAID set requires 2 hard disks to do
so.
Main Menu
Reboot your system. Press <CTRL> + <I> key
while booting up the system to enter the main
menu of RAID Configuration Utility:
Name: This item displays the name of the
RAID array. You can enter up to 16 characters
in length. This name is case sensitive and cannot
contain special characters.
Strip Size: This item displays the strip value.
RAID Level: This item displays the RAID type.
Capacity: This item displays the capacity of
RAID array.
NOTE: It is highly recommended to attach hard
disks with the same model in reaching the
RAID performance.
To select the option in this menu, you may:
•
Press <↑↓> (up, down arrow) to choose
the option you want to confirm or to
modify.
•
Press <Enter> to confirm the selection.
•
Press <Esc> to return to previous menu.
NOTE: If you want to create a RAID 0 (striping)
array, all the data stored in the hard disks will
first be erased! Please backup the hard disk data
before starting to create the RAID array.
If you want to create a RAID 1 (mirroring) array,
please make sure which hard disk is the source
disk and which one is the destination disk. If
you make a mistake, you may copy the blank
data to the source disk, which will result in both
hard disks becoming blank!
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Delete RAID Volume
Reset Disks to Non-RAID
This item allows you to remove a RAID Array.
This item allows you to reset all RAID data.
Type <Y> if you want to reset all RAID data.
•
Press <↑↓> (up, down arrow) to select
the RAID array you want to delete.
•
Press <Del> to delete the volume.
•
Press <Esc> to return to previous menu.
NOTE: After you have made and confirmed
this selection, all the data stored in the hard disk
will be lost. (The entire partition configuration
will be deleted too.)
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Exit
This item allows you to exit the Intel Serial
ATA RAID Configuration Utility. Type <Y> if
you want to exit.
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Appendix C. Install Audio Driver
The installation procedures and screen shots in
this section are based on Windows XP operating
system. For those of other OS, please follow its
on-screen instruction.
Insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation program
automatically. If not, double-click the execution
file at the main directory of this CD to enter the
installation menu.
After entering the installation menu, move your
curser to [Drivers] tab. Click [Audio Driver].
The following screen appears.
1.
3. After the system restarted, a shortcut icon
appears at the right corner of Windows task bar.
Click [Next].
2. Choose [Yes, I want to restart my computer
now.], and click [Finish] to complete setup.
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Appendix C
Install LAN Driver
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Appendix D. Install LAN Driver
In spite of the various LAN chips that may be utilized on i865 (i848) series motherboard, the Driver &
Utility CD came packed with this motherboard detects the one you have automatically.
To install the LAN driver, please insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROM drive. It should execute
the installation program automatically. If not, double-click the execution file at the main directory of this
CD to enter the installation menu. The following screen appears.
Click [LAN Driver], and then follow the on-screen instruction to complete the driver installation.
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Appendix D
Install Silicon Serial ATA RAID Driver (IS7-G)
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Appendix E. Install Silicon Serial ATA RAID Driver
(IS7-G)
The installation procedures and screen shots in
this section are based on Windows XP operating
system. For those of other OS, please follow its
on-screen instruction.
Insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation program
automatically. If not, double-click the execution
file at the main directory of this CD to enter the
installation menu.
After entering the installation menu, move your
curser to [Drivers] tab. Click [Silicon Serial
ATA RAID]. The following screen appears.
1.
2.
3.
Click [Yes].
4.
Click [Next].
5.
Click [Next].
Click [Next].
Click [Continue Anyway].
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Click [Finish].
7. Choose [Yes, I want to restart my computer
now.], and click [Finish] to complete setup.
8. Check [Device Manager]. [Silicon Image
SiI 3112 SATARaid Controller] is successfully
installed.
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9. To run the [SATARaid] application, click
[Start] [All Programs] [SATARaid].
10. This is the SATALink configuration menu.
For more information on how to operate, please
refer to the “Help” menu.
Install Silicon Serial ATA RAID Driver (IS7-G)
BIOS Setup for Serial ATA
RAID (IS7-G)
The Silicon Serial ATA controller supports the
RAID array of both Striped (RAID 0) and
Mirrored (RAID 1). For the striped RAID set,
the identical drives can read and write data in
parallel to increase performance. The Mirrored
RAID set creates a complete backup of your
files. Striped and Mirrored RAID set requires 2
hard disks to do so.
RAID Configuration Utility
Menu
Main Menu
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NOTE: If you want to create a RAID 0 (striping)
array, all the data stored in the hard disks will
first be erased! Please backup the hard disk data
before starting to create the RAID array.
If you want to create a RAID 1 (mirroring) array,
please make sure which hard disk is the source
disk and which one is the destination disk. If
you make a mistake, you may copy the blank
data to the source disk, which will result in both
hard disks becoming blank!
Option 1
Create RAID set
This item allows you to create a RAID array.
After you had selected the function from the
main menu, press the <Enter> key to enter the
sub menu as shown below:
Reboot your system. Press <CTRL> + <S> or
<F4> key while booting up the system to enter
the BIOS setting menu. The main menu of
BIOS Setting Utility appears as shown below:
•
To select the option in this menu, you may:
•
Press <↑↓> (up, down arrow) to choose
the option you want to confirm or to
modify.
•
Press <Enter> to confirm the selection.
•
Press <Esc> to return to previous menu.
•
Press <Ctrl-E> to exit the RAID
configuration utility.
Array Mode:
This item allows you to select the appropriate
RAID mode for the desired array. There are two
modes to choose. When you choose a “Striped”
or “Mirrored” RAID set, the utility will ask
“Are You Sure?” before the Creating RAID
process. Press <Y> to confirm.
NOTE: It is highly recommended to attach hard
disks with the same model in reaching the
RAID performance.
Striping (RAID 0): This item is recommended
for high performance usage. Requires at least 2
disks.
Mirror (RAID 1): This item is recommended
for data security usage. Requires at least 2
disks.
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Option 2
Delete RAID set
This item allows you to remove a RAID Array
on this onboard Serial ATA RAID controller.
NOTE: After you have made and confirmed
this selection, all the data stored in the hard disk
will be lost. (The entire partition configuration
will be deleted too.)
Option 3
Rebuild Mirrored set
This item allows you to rebuild only “Mirrored”
RAID set.
You need to check which hard disk is the source
disk and which one is the destination disk when
you decide to rebuild mirrored RAID set.
Option 4
Resolve Conflicts
When a RAID set is created, the metadata
written to the disk includes drive connection
information (Primary Channel, Secondary
Channel).
If, after a disk failure, the replacement disk was
previously part of a RAID set (or used in
another system), it may have conflicting
metadata, specifically in reference to the drive
connection information. If so, this will prohibit
the RAID set from being either created or
rebuilt.
In order for the RAID set to function properly,
this old metadata must be first overwritten with
the new metadata. To resolve this, select
“Resolve Conflict”. The correct metadata,
including the correct drive connection
information; will then be written to the
replacement disk.
NOTE: For more information on RAID
function, please refer to the RAID Management
Software enclosed in the CD that came packed
with this motherboard.
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Install VGA Driver (IS7-M)
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Appendix F. Install VGA Driver (IS7-M)
The installation procedures and screen shots in
this section are based on Windows XP operating
system. For those of other OS, please follow its
on-screen instruction.
Insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation program
automatically. If not, double-click the execution
file at the main directory of this CD to enter the
installation menu.
After entering the installation menu, move your
curser to [Drivers] tab. Click [Intel Extreme
Graphics Driver]. The following screen appears.
3. Choose “Yes, I want to restart my
computer now”, and click “Finish” to end the
installation.
1.
Click “Next>”.
2.
Click “Yes”.
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Appendix F
Install USB 2.0 Driver
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Appendix G. Install USB 2.0 Driver
NOTE: The “USB 2.0 Driver” packed in the “Driver & Utility CD” is currently available for Windows
9x and ME only. To install this driver for Windows XP or Windows 2000, you have to download their
latest service pack first from Microsoft’s web site.
To install the USB 2.0 driver for Windows 9x and ME, please insert the Driver & Utility CD into
CD-ROM drive. It should execute the installation program automatically. If not, double-click the
execution file at the main directory of this CD to enter the installation menu. The following screen
appears.
Click [USB 2.0 Driver], and then follow the on-screen instruction to complete the driver installation.
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Appendix G
ABIT EQ (The Hardware Doctor Utility)
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Appendix H. ABIT EQ (The Hardware Doctor Utility)
ABIT EQ is a self-diagnostic system for PC based on motherboards designed and manufactured by ABIT
Computer Corporation. It will protect PC Hardware by monitoring critical items of Power Supply Voltage,
CPU & System Fans Speed, and CPU & System Temperature.
The installation procedures and screen shots in
this section are based on Windows XP operating
system. For those of other OS, please follow its
on-screen instruction.
Insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation program
automatically. If not, double-click the execution
file at the main directory of this CD to enter the
installation menu.
After entering the installation menu, move your
curser to [ABIT Utility] tab. Click [ABIT EQ].
The following screen appears.
1.
Click [Next].
2.
Click [Next].
3.
Click [Next].
4. Choose [Yes, I want to restart my computer
now.] and click [Finish] to complete setup.
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5. Execute the ABIT EQ by entering the
Windows Menu [Start] [Programs] [ABIT] [ABIT EQ].
6. This screen appears. ABIT EQ shows you
the status of Voltage, Fan Speed, and
Temperature readings as well. (The item names
in this screen shot are for reference only, may
not be exactly the same as what you see on your
monitor.)
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Appendix H
FlashMenu (BIOS Update Utility)
Appendix I.
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FlashMenu (BIOS Update Utility)
ABIT FlashMenu is the most stable Windows-based BIOS flash available. No more worries from
crashing. With one click of BIOS updating, ABIT users can flash their BIOS more easily and in less time.
The installation procedures and screen shots in
this section are based on Windows XP operating
system. For those of other OS, please follow its
on-screen instruction.
Insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation program
automatically. If not, double-click the execution
file at the main directory of this CD to enter the
installation menu.
After entering the installation menu, move your
curser to [ABIT Utility] tab. Click [FlashMenu].
The following screen appears.
1.
Click [Next].
2.
Click [Next].
3.
Click [Next].
4.
Click [Finish] to complete setup.
5. Execute the FlashMenu by entering the
Windows Menu [Start] [Programs] [ABIT] [FlashMenu].
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6. This FlashMenu screen appears. You can
easily update the BIOS from clicking [Update
From File], [One Click LiveUpdate], or
[LiveUpdate Step by Step] button.
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Appendix I
Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?)
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Appendix J. Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?)
Q & A:
Q: Do I need to clear the CMOS before I use a new motherboard to assemble my new computer
system?
A: Yes, we highly recommend that you clear the CMOS before installing a new motherboard. Please
move the CMOS jumper from its default 1-2 position to 2-3 for a few seconds, and then back. When
you boot up your system for the first time, follow the instructions in the user's manual to load the
optimized defaults.
Q: If my systems hang when I update the BIOS or set the wrong CPU parameters, what should I
do?
A: Whenever you update the BIOS or if the system hangs due to wrong CPU parameters setting, always
clear CMOS jumper before booting up again.
Q: Why the system failed to boot up and nothing was displayed on the screen after I did some
over-clocking or non-standard settings inside the BIOS? Is the motherboard dead? Do I need to
return it to where I bought from or go through an RMA process?
A: It should not cause hardware or permanent damage to motherboard when BIOS settings were
changed from default to over-clocking or non-standard status.
We suggest the following three troubleshooting methods to discharge CMOS data, recover the
hardware default status, and then make the motherboard working again. No need to bother returning
the motherboard to where you bought from or go through an RMA process.
Step 1. Switch off the power supply unit and then switch it on again after one minute. If there is no
power switch on the power supply unit, disconnect its power cord for one minute and then
connect it back.
Press and hold the <Insert> key on the keyboard, press the power-on button to boot up
system. If it works, loose the <Insert> key and hit <Del> key to enter the BIOS setup page to
do the correct settings.
If the situation remains the same, repeat the procedures in Step 1 for three times, or try Step
2.
Step 2. Switch off the power supply unit or disconnect the power cord. Open the chassis cover.
Locate the CCMOS jumper near the button battery. Change the jumper position from default
1-2 to 2-3 for one minute to discharge the CMOS data, and then put it back to default 1-2
position.
Close the chassis and switch on the power supply unit or plug in the power cord. Press the
power-on button to boot up system. If it works, hit <Del> key to enter the BIOS setup page
to do the correct settings.
If the situation remains the same, try Step 3.
Step 3. The same procedure as Step 2, but in the meantime of discharging the CMOS data, pull out
ATX power connectors from motherboard and remove the button battery during CMOS
discharging.
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Q: How can I get a quick response to my request for technical support?
A: Be sure to follow the guidelines as stated in the “Technical Support Form” section of this manual.
If you have a problem during operation, in order to help our technical support personnel quickly
determine the problem with your motherboard and give you the answers you need, before filling in
the technical support form, eliminate any peripheral that is not related to the problem, and indicate it
on the form. Fax this form to your dealer or to the company where you bought the hardware in order
to benefit from our technical support. (You can refer to the examples given below)
Example 1:
With a system including: motherboard (with CPU, DRAM, COAST...) HDD, CD-ROM, FDD, VGA
CARD, MPEG CARD, SCSI CARD, SOUND CARD, etc. After the system is assembled, if you
cannot boot up, check the key components of the system using the procedure described below. First
remove all interface cards except the VGA card and try to reboot.
If you still cannot boot up: Try installing another brand/model VGA card and see if the system will
start. If it still does not start, note the VGA card model, motherboard model, Bios identification
number, CPU on the technical support form (refer to main instructions), and describe the problem in
the problem description space provided.
If you can boot up: Insert the interface cards you have removed back into the system, one by one
and try to start the system each time you insert a card, until the system will not start. Keep the VGA
card and the interface card that caused the problem inserted on the motherboard, remove any other
cards or peripheral, and start again. If you still cannot start, note the information related to both cards
in the add-on Card space provided, and don’t forget to indicate the motherboard model, version,
BIOS identification number, CPU (refer to main instructions), and give a description of the problem.
Example 2:
With a system including the motherboard (with CPU, DRAM, COAST...) HDD, CD-ROM, FDD,
VGA CARD, LAN CARD, MPEG CARD, SCSI CARD, SOUND CARD, after assembly and after
having installed the Sound Card Driver, when you restart the system, when it runs the Sound Card
Driver, it resets automatically. This problem may be due to the Sound Card Driver. During the
Starting DOS… procedure, press SHIFT (BY-PASS) key, to skip CONFIG.SYS and
AUTOEXEC.BAT; edit CONFIG.SYS with a text editor, and in function the line that loads the
Sound Card Driver, add a remark REM, in order to disable the Sound Card Driver. See the example
below.
CONFIG.SYS:
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE HIGHSCAN
DOS=HIGH, UMB
FILES=40
BUFFERS=36
REM DEVICEHIGH=C:\PLUGPLAY\DWCFGMG.SYS
LASTDRIVE=Z
Restart the system. If the system starts and does not reset, you can be sure that the problem is due to
the Sound Card Driver. Write down the Sound Card model, motherboard model, BIOS identification
number on the technical support file (refer to main instructions), and describe the problem in the
space provided.
We will show you how to fill the “Technical Support Form”.
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Main instructions:
To fill in this “Technical Support Form”, refer to the step-by-step instructions given below:
1*. MODEL: Note the model number given in your user’s manual.
Example: IS7-G, IS7, IS7-E, IS7-E2, IS7-E2G, IS7-E2V, IS7-M, IS7-V2
*
2 . Motherboard model number (REV): Note the motherboard model number labeled on the
motherboard as “REV:*.**”.
Example: REV: 1.06
*
3 . BIOS ID and Part Number: See the on screen message.
4.
DRIVER REV: Note the driver
version number indicated on the
DEVICE DRIVER disk (if any) as
“Release *.**”. For example:
5*. OS/APPLICATION: Indicate the
operating system and applications
you are running on the system.
Example: MS-DOS® 6.22,
Windows® 98 SE, Windows® 2000, etc....
6*. CPU: Indicate the brand and the speed (MHz) of your CPU.
Example:(A) In the “Brand” space, write “Intel”; in the “Specifications” space, write “Pentium® 4
1.9GHz”.
7.
HDD: Indicate the brand and specifications of your HDD(s); specify if the HDD is using IDE1 or
IDE2. If you know the disk capacity, indicate it and check (“”) “ ”; in case you give no
indication, we will consider that your HDD is “IDE1” Master.
Example: In the “HDD” space, check the box; in the Brand space, write “Seagate”; in the
Specifications space, write “ST31621A (1.6GB)”.
8.
CD-ROM Drive: Indicate the brand and specifications of your CD-ROM drive. Specify if it uses IDE1 or IDE2, and check (“”) “ ”; in case you give no indication, we will consider that your
CD-ROM is “IDE2” Master.
Example: In the “CD-ROM drive” space, check the box, in the Brand space, write “Mitsumi”, in the
Specifications space, write “FX-400D”.
9.
System Memory (DDR SDRAM): Indicate the brand and specifications (DDR DIMM) of your
system memory. Such as Density, Description, Module Components, Module Part Number, CAS
Latency, and Speed (MHz).
For example: In the Brand space, write “Micron”; in the Specifications space, write: Density:
128MB, Description: SS 16 Megx72 2.5V ECC Gold, Module Components: (9) 16 Megx 8,
Module Part Number: MT9VDDT1672AG, CAS Latency: 2, Speed (MHz): 200 MHz.
Please give us the detailed information of your DDR SDRAM module; it will help us to simulate the
problems you met.
10. ADD-ON CARD: Indicate which add-on cards you are absolutely sure are related to the problem.
If you cannot identify the problem’s origin, indicate all the add-on cards inserted into your system.
NOTE: Items between the “*” are absolutely necessary.
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Technical Support Form
Company Name:
Phone Number:
Contact Person:
Fax Number:
E-mail Address:
Model
*
Motherboard Model No.
DRIVER REV
OS/Application
*
Hardware Name
Brand
CPU
HDD
CD-ROM-Drive
System Memory
ADD-ON CARD
Problem Description:
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IDE1
IDE2
IDE1
IDE2
BIOS ID #
Specifications
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Appendix K. How to Get Technical Support
(From our website) http://www.abit.com.tw
(In North America) http://www.abit-usa.com
(In Europe) http://www.abit.nl
Thank you for choosing ABIT products. ABIT sells all our products through distributors,
resellers and system integrators; we have no direct sales to end-users. Before sending email
for tech support please check with your resellers or integrators if you need any services, they
are the ones who sold you your system and they should know best as to what can be done,
how they serve you is a good reference for future purchases.
We appreciate every customer and would like to provide the best service to you. Providing
fast service to our customers is our top priority. However we receive many phone calls and a
huge amount of email from all over the world. At the present time it is impossible for us to
respond to every single inquiry. Therefore it is quite possible that if you send an email to us
that you may not receive a response.
We have done many compatibility tests and reliability tests to make sure our products have
the best quality and compatibility. In case you need service or technical support, please
understand the constraint we have and always check with the reseller who sold the product
to you first.
To expedite service, we recommend that you follow the procedures outlined below before
contacting us. With your help, we can meet our commitment to provide the best service to the
greatest number of ABIT customers:
1. Check the Manual. It sounds simple but we have taken a lot of care in making a
well-written and thorough manual. It is full of information that doesn't only pertain to
motherboards. The CD-ROM included with your board will have the manual as well as
drivers. If you don't have either one, go to our Program Download Area of the Website or
FTP server.
2. Download latest BIOS, software or drivers. Please go to our Program Download area
on our Website to check to see if you have the latest BIOS. They are developed over
periods of time to fixes bugs or incompatibilities. Also please make sure you have the
latest drivers from your peripheral cards makers!
3. Check the ABIT Technical Terms Guide and FAQ on our Website. We are trying to
expand and make the FAQs more helpful and information rich. Let us know if you have
any suggestions. For hot topics, check out our HOT FAQ!
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4. Internet Newsgroups. They are a great source of information and many people there can
offer help. ABIT's Internet News group, alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit, is an ideal
forum for the public to exchange information and discuss experiences they have had with
ABIT products. Many times you will see that your question has already been asked before.
This is a public Internet news group and it is reserved for free discussions. Here is a list of
some of the more popular ones:
alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit
comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.chips
alt.comp.hardware.overclocking
alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt
alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
5. Ask your reseller. Your ABIT authorized distributor should be able to provide the fastest
solution to your technical problem. We sell our products through distributors who sell to
resellers and stores. Your reseller should be very familiar with your system configuration
and should be able to solve your problem much more efficiently than we could. After all,
your reseller regards you as an important customer who may purchase more products and
who can urge your friends to buy from him or her as well. They integrated and sold the
system to you. They should know best what your system configuration is and your
problem. They should have reasonable return or refund policies. How they serve you is
also a good reference for your next purchase.
6. Contacting ABIT. If you feel that you need to contact ABIT directly you can send email
to the ABIT technical support department. First, please contact the support team for the
branch office closest to you. They will be more familiar with local conditions and
problems and will have better insight as to which resellers offer what products and
services. Due to the huge number of emails coming in every day and other reasons, such
as the time required for problem reproduction, we will not be able to reply to every email.
Please understand that we are selling through distribution channels and don't have the
resources to serve every end-user. However, we will try to do our best to help every
customer. Please also remember that for many of our technical support team English is a
second language, you will have a better chance of getting a helpful answer if your
question can be understood in the first place. Be sure to use very, simple, concise
language that clearly states the problem, avoid rambling or flowery language and always
list your system components. Here is the contact information for our branch offices:
7. RMA Service. If your system has been working but it just stopped, but you have not
installed any new software or hardware recently, it is likely that you have a defective
component. Please contact the reseller from whom you bought the product. You should be
able to get RMA service there.
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ABIT Computer (U.S.A.) Corporation
45531 Northport Loop West, Fremont CA, 94538,
U.S.A.
Tel: 1-510-623-0500
Fax: 1-510-623-1092
Sales: sales@abit-usa.com
Latin America Sales: ventas@abit-usa.com
Marketing: marketing@abit-usa.com
Web Site: http://www.abit-usa.com
RMA Center
46808 Lakeview Blvd. Fremont, CA 94538, U.S.A.
UK and Ireland
ABIT Computer (U.K.) Corporation Ltd.
Unit 3, 24-26 Boulton Road, Stevenage, Herts SG1
4QX, UK
Tel: 44-1438-228888
Fax: 44-1438-226333
E-mail: sales@abitcomputer.co.uk
Germany and Benelux (Belgium,
Netherlands, Luxembourg),
France, Italy, Spain, Portugal,
Greece, Denmark, Norway,
Sweden, Finland, and
Switzerland
AMOR Computer B.V. (ABIT's European Office)
Van Coehoornstraat 7, 5916 PH Venlo, The
Netherlands
Tel: 31-77-3204428
Fax: 31-77-3204420
Sales: sales@abit.nl
Web Site: http://www.abit.nl
Austria, Czech, Romania,
Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia,
Bosnia, Serbia, and Macedonia
Shanghai
Russia and CIS
Asguard Computer Ges.m.b.H
Schmalbachstrasse 5, A-2201 Gerasdorf / Wien,
Austria
Tel: 43-1-7346709
Fax: 43-1-7346713
E-mail: asguard@asguard.at
ABIT Computer (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Tel: 86-21-6235-1829
Fax: 86-21-6235-1832
Web Site: http://www.abit.com.cn
ABIT Computer (Russia) Co. Ltd.
Sales: sales@abit.ru
Info: info@abit.ru
Web Site: http://www.abit.ru
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Poland
Japan
Taiwan Head Office
(Serving all other territories
not listed above.
Taiwan is 8+ GMT time,
and may have different holiday
calendar from yours.)
ABIT Computer (Poland) Co. Ltd.
Przedstawicielstwo w Polsce ul. Wita Stwosza 28
50-149 Wrocław
Tel: 48 71 780 78 65 / 66
Fax: 48 71 372 30 87
Web Site: http://www.abit4u.jp
ABIT Computer Corporation
No. 323, Yang Guang St., Neihu, Taipei, 114,
Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-8751-8888
Fax: 886-2-8751-3382
Sales: sales@abit.com.tw
Marketing: market@abit.com.tw
Web Site: http://www.abit.com.tw
8. Reporting Compatibility Problems to ABIT. Because of tremendous number of email
messages we receive every day, we are forced to give greater weight to certain types of
messages than to others. For this reason, any compatibility problem that is reported to us,
giving detailed system configuration information and error symptoms will receive the
highest priority. For the other questions, we regret that we may not be able to reply
directly. But your questions may be posted to the Internet news group in order that a
larger number of users can have the benefit of the information. Please check the news
group from time to time.
Thank You
ABIT Computer Corporation
http://www.abit.com.tw
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