FCC Compliance Statement:
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in
residential
installations.
This
equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy, and if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
Eric Lu
equipment does cause interference to radio or
television equipment reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
Responsible Party Name: G.B.T. INC.
Address: 18305 Valley Blvd., Suite#A
LA Puent, CA 91744
Phone/Fax No: (818) 854-9338/ (818) 854-9339
hereby declares that the product
Product Name: Mother Board
Model Number: GA-7ZX
Conforms to the following specifications:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Section 15.107(a) and Section 15.109(a),
Class B Digital Device
Supplementary Information:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1)
This device may not cause harmful
and
(2)
this device must accept any inference received, including
that may cause undesired operation.
Representative Person's Name:
ERIC LU
Signature:
Date:
Sep. 30, 2000
-Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
-Move the equipment away from the receiver
-Plug the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected
-Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for
additional suggestions
You are cautioned that any change or modifications to the equipment not
expressly approve by the party responsible for compliance could void Your
authority to operate such equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subjected to
the following two conditions 1) this device may not cause harmful interference
and 2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Declaration of Conformity
We, Manufacturer/Importer
(full address)
G.B.T. Technology Träding GMbH
Ausschlager Weg 41, 1F, 20537 Hamburg, Germany
declare that the product
( description of the apparatus, system, installation to which it refers)
Mother Board
GA-7ZXR
is in conformity with
(reference to the specification under which conformity is declared)
in accordance with 89/336 EEC-EMC Directive
EN 55011
Limits and methods of measurement
of radio disturbance characteristics of
industrial, scientific and medical (ISM
high frequency equipment
EN 61000-3-2*
EN60555-2
Disturbances in supply systems caused
by household appliances and similar
electrical equipment “Harmonics”
EN55013
Limits and methods of measurement
of radio disturbance characteristics of
broadcast receivers and associated
equipment
EN61000-3-3*
EN60555-3
Disturbances in supply systems caused
by household appliances and similar
electrical equipment “Voltage fluctuations”
EN 55014
Limits and methods of measurement
of radio disturbance characteristics of
household electrical appliances,
portable tools and similar electrical
apparatus
EN 50081-1
Generic emission standard Part 1:
Residual, commercial and light industry
EN 50082-1
Generic immunity standard Part 1:
Residual, commercial and light industry
EN 55015
Limits and methods of measurement
of radio disturbance characteristics of
fluorescent lamps and luminaries
EN 55081-2
Generic emission standard Part 2:
Industrial environment
EN 55020
Immunity from radio interference of
broadcast receivers and associated
equipment
EN 55082-2
Generic immunity standard Part 2:
Industrial environment
EN 55022
Limits and methods of measurement
of radio disturbance characteristics of
information technology equipment
ENV 55104
Immunity requirements for household
appliances tools and similar apparatus
DIN VDE 0855
part 10
part 12
Cabled distribution systems; Equipment
for receiving and/or distribution from
sound and television signals
EN 50091- 2
EMC requirements for uninterruptible
power systems (UPS)
(EC conformity marking)
CE marking
The manufacturer also declares the conformity of above mentioned product
with the actual required safety standards in accordance with LVD 73/23 EEC
EN 60065
Safety requirements for mains operated
electronic and related apparatus for
household and similar general use
EN 60950
Safety for information technology equipment
including electrical business equipment
EN 60335
Safety of household and similar
electrical appliances
EN 50091-1
General and Safety requirements for
uninterruptible power systems (UPS)
Manufacturer/Importer
(Stamp)
Date :
Sep. 30, 2000
Signature
:
Rex Lin
Name
:
Rex Lin
7ZXR
TM
AMD Athlon AGP Motherboard
USER'S MANUAL
AMDTM Athlon Socket A Processor Motherboard
REV. 1.0 Second Edition
R-10-02-001005
How This Manual Is Organized
This manual is divided into the following sections:
1) Revision History
Manual revision information
2) Item Checklist
Product item list
3) Features
Product information & specification
4) Hardware Setup
Instructions on setting up the motherboard
5) Performance & Block Diagram
Product performance & block diagram
6) Suspend to RAM & Dual BIOS
Instructions on STR installation & Dual
BIOS
7) Four Speaker & SPDIF
Four Speaker & SPDIF introduction
8) @BIOS & Easy Tune///TM
Instructions on @BIOS & Easy Tune///TM
9) Raid
Instructions on Raid
10) BIOS Setup
Instructions on setting up the BIOS
software
11) Appendix
General reference
Table Of Content
Revision History
P.1
Item Checklist
P.2
Summary of Features
P.3
7ZXR Motherboard Layout
P.5
Page Index for CPU Speed Setup / Connectors / Panel and Jumper
Definition
P.6
Performance List
P.23
Block Diagram
P.24
Suspend to RAM Installation
P.25
Dual BIOS Introduction
P.31
Four Speaker & SPDIF Introduction
P.38
@BIOS Introduction
P.43
Easy Tune///TM Introduction
P.44
Raid Introduction
P.46
Memory Installation
P.69
Page Index for BIOS Setup
P.70
Appendix
P.99
7ZXR Motherboard
Revision History
Revision
1.0
1.0
Revision Note
Initial release of the 7ZXR motherboard user’s manual.
Second release of the 7ZXR motherboard user’s manual.
Date
Sep.2000
Oct.2000
The author assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions that may appear in this
document nor does the author make a commitment to update the information contained herein.
Third-party brands and names are the property of their respective owners.
Oct. 05, 2000 Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C
1
Item Checklist
Item Checklist
;The 7ZXR motherboard
;Cable for IDE / floppy device
;Diskettes or CD (TUCD) for motherboard driver & utility
;7ZXR user’s manual
2
7ZXR Motherboard
Summary Of Features
Form
CPU
Factor
Chipset
30.5 cm x 24.4 cm ATX size form factor, 4 layers PCB.
AMD Athlon (K7) Socket A Processor
256K/64K L2 cache on die
Supports 500MHz ~ 1GHz
Apollo KT133 ,consisting of:
y VT8363 Memory/AGP/PCI Controller(PAC)
y VT82C686A PCI Super-I/O Integrated Peripheral
Controller (PSIPC)
y
y
y
y
Clock Generator
y ICW W230H
Memory
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
100/102/104/106/108/110/112/133 MHz system bus speeds
I/O Control
Slots
On-Board IDE
y
On-Board
Peripherals
Hardware Monitor
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
3 168-pin DIMM sockets
Supports PC-100 / PC-133 SDRAM and VCM SDRAM
Supports up to 1.5GB DRAM
Supports only 3.3V SDRAM DIMM
VT82C686A
1 AGP slot supports 4X mode & AGP 2.0 compliant
5 PCI slots support 33MHz & PCI 2.2 compliant
1 AMR(Audio Modem Riser) slot
1 ISA slot
IDE 1and IDE 2 Supports PIO mode 3, 4, UDMA 33 /
ATA 66 IDE & ATAPI CD-ROM
IDE 3 and IDE 4 Compatible with Raid, Ultra ATA/100,
Ultra ATA/66, Ultra ATA/33, EIDE
4 IDE bus master IDE ports for up to 8 ATAPI devices
1 floppy port supports 2 FDD with 360K, 720K,1.2M,
1.44M and 2.88M bytes
1 parallel ports supports Normal/EPP/ECP mode
2 serial ports (COM A and COM B)
4 USB ports
1 IrDA connector for IR
CPU/System fan revolution detect
CPU/System temperature detect
System voltage detect
CPU overheat shutdown detect
To be continued…
3
Summary of Features
PS/2 Connector
On-Board Sound
On-Board Raid
BIOS
Additional Features
PS/2 Keyboard interface and PS/2 Mouse
interface
y Creative CT5880 sound
y AC’97 CODEC
y Line In/Line Out/Mic In/AUX In/CD In/TEL/Game Port
/Four Speaker & SPDIF
y Support data striping (RAID 0) or mirroring (RAID 1) .
y Supports concurrent dual IDE controller operation.
y Supports IDE bus master operation.
y Displays status and error checking messages during
boot-up.
y Mirroring supports automatic background rebuilds
y Features LBA and Extended Interrupt13 drive
translation in controller onboard BIOS.
y Licensed AMI BIOS, 2M bit flash ROM
y Support Dual BIOS
y Support Wake-On-LAN (WOL)
y Support Internal / External Modem Ring On
y Support USB KB/MS Wake up from S3
y Includes 3 fan power connectors
y Poly fuse for keyboard over-current protection
y Support STR (Suspend-To-RAM) function
y
4
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7ZXR Motherboard Layout
PS/2
JP4
ATX POWER
USB1
J3
COM A
Socket A CPU
LPT
JP6
COM B
JP8
LED1
J15
JP7
Clock
Generator
PCI1
IDE4
JP19
Sigmtal
PCI2
VT82C
686A
JP20
BAT1
PCI3
JP3
J16
J2
JP10
PCI4
Creative
J13
PCI5
JP16 AMR
J12
JP17
MAIN
BACK Up
BIOS
BIOS
BZ1
ISA 1
5
USB2
J4
J11
JP11
CT5880
JP9
JP18
FLOPPY
IDE1
AGP 1
IDE3
SW1
IDE2
7ZXR
DIMM3
DIMM1
DIMM2
J18
GAME & AUDIO
VT8363
7ZXR Motherboard Layout
Page Index for CPU Speed Setup/Connectors/Panel and Jumper Definition
CPU Speed Setup
Connectors
ATX Power
COM A / COM B / LPT Port
Floppy Port
Game & Audio Port
IDE 1/IDE2 (Primary/Secondary), IDE3/IDE4(Promise Raid/ATA100) Port
J2 (System Fan)
J3 (CPU Fan)
J4 (IR)
J12 (Wake On LAN)
J13 (Ring Power On)
J15 (AUX_IN)
J16 (TEL)
J18 (CD Audio Line In)
JP6 (Power Fan)
JP8 / LED1 (STR LED Connector & DIMM LED)
PS/2 Keyboard & PS/2 Mouse Connector
USB 1 Connector
USB 2 Connector
Panel and Jumper Definition
BAT1 (Battery)
J11 (2x11 Pins Jumper)
JP3 (Clear CMOS Function)[Optional]
JP4 (Rear USB Device Wake Up Selection)
JP7 (STR Function Enabled)
JP9 (Onboard Sound Function Selection)
JP10 (BIOS Write Protection)[Optional]
JP11 (Front USB Device Wake Up Selection)
JP16/JP17/JP18 (AMR Select)
JP19 (Onboard Promise select) [Optional]
JP20 (Raid/ATA100 Select) [Optional]
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Page
P.7
P.8
P.8
P.8
P.9
P.9
P.10
P.10
P.11
P.11
P.12
P.12
P.13
P.13
P.14
P.14
P.15
P.15
P.16
P.16
P.17
P.17
P.17
P.18
P.19
P.19
P.20
P.20
P.21
P.21
P.22
P.22
7ZXR Motherboard
CPU Speed Setup
The system bus speed is selectable at 100~133MHz. The user can select the system bus speed
by DIP switch SW1.
Set System Bus Speed
zIf your clock generator (in Motherboard) is ICW W230H. You can follow the below reference.
SW1: (ICW W230H)
FSB
95
Ë100
102
104
106
108
110
112
133
1
O
0
0
X
0
0
0
0
0
O : ON, X : OFF
2
O
X
0
X
X
0
X
0
X
3
X
X
0
X
X
X
0
0
0
4
X
X
X
0
0
0
0
0
X
W230H
Ë The FSB Speed of the VIA KT133 is 100MHz.
0AMD CPU Heat Sink Installation:
Beware: Please check that the heat sink is in good contact with the CPU before you turn on your
system.
The poor contact will cause over heat, and might cause damage to your
processor.
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Connectors
Connectors
ATX Power
10 20
1 11
Pin No.
Definition
3,5,7,13,
GND
15-17
1,2,11
3.3V
4,6,19,20
VCC
10
+12V
12
-12V
18
-5V
8
Power Good
9
5V SB stand by+5V
14
PS-ON(Soft On/Off)
COM A / COM B / LPT Port
LPT Port
COM A
8
COM B
7ZXR Motherboard
Floppy Port
Red Line
FDD1
Game & Audio Port
Game
Port
Line Out 1
MIC In
Line In
Line Out 1: Line Out or SPDIF (The SPDIF output is
capable of providing digital audio to external speakers
or compressed AC3 data to an external Dolby digital
decoder). To enable SPDIF, simply insert SPDIF
connector into Line Out1. Line Out1 will become
SPDIF Out automatically. (see page 35 for more
information).
To enable Four Speaker (for Creative 5880 audio
only), simply follow instructions on page 33 and Line In
will become Line Out2 to support second pair of stereo
speakers.
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Connectors
IDE1,IDE2 (Primary/Secondary),IDE3/IDE4(Raid/ATA100) Port
Red Line
IDE 1 IDE 2 IDE 3 IDE 4
J2 : System Fan
1
Pin No. Definition
1
Control
2
+12V
3
NC
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J3 : CPU Fan
1
Pin No. Definition
1
Control
2
+12V
3
SENSE
J4 : IR
1
Pin No.
Definition
1
VCC (+5V)
2
NC
3
IR Data Input
4
GND
5
IR Data Output
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Connectors
J12 : Wake On LAN
1
Pin No. Definition
1
+5V SB
2
GND
3
Signal
J13 : Ring Power On (Internal Modem Card Wake Up)
1
Pin No. Definition
1
Signal
2
GND
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J15 : AUX_IN
1
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
Definition
AUX-L
GND
GND
AUX-R
J16 TEL : The connector is for Modem with internal voice connector
1
Pin No. Definition
1
Signal-In
2
GND
3
GND
4
Signal-Out
13
Connectors
J18 : CD Audio Line In
1
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
Definition
CD-L
GND
GND
CD-R
JP6 : Power Fan
1
Pin No. Definition
1
Control
2
+12V
3
NC
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JP8 / LED1: STR LED Connector & DIMM LED
STR LED Connector External.
1
+
DIMM LED
PS/2 Keyboard & PS/2 Mouse Connector
PS/2
Mouse/Keyboard
Pin No. Definition
1
Data
5
6
2
NC
3
4
3
GND
4
VCC(+5V)
2
1
5
Clock
PS/2 Keyboard
6
NC
PS/2 Mouse
15
Connectors
USB 1 Connector
1 2 34
5 67 8
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Definition
USB V0
USB D0USB D0+
GND
USB V1
USB D1USB D1+
GND
USB 2 Connector
2
10
1
9
16
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Definition
+5V
GND
USB D2NC
USB D2+
USB D3+
NC
USB D3GND
+5V
7ZXR Motherboard
Panel And Jumper Definition
BAT1: Battery
+
)Danger of explosion if battery
is incorrectly replaced.
)Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended
by the manufacturer.
)Dispose of used batteries
according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.
J11: 2x11 Pins Jumper
GN
HD
SPK
RE
1
1
1
P−P−P+
17
PW
GD
1
Panel and Jumper Definition
GN (Green Switch)
GD (Green LED)
HD (IDE Hard Disk Active LED)
SPK (Speaker Connector)
RE (Reset Switch)
P+P−P−(Power LED)
PW (Soft Power Connector)
Open: Normal Operation
Close: Entering Green Mode
Pin 1: LED anode(+)
Pin 2: LED cathode(−)
Pin 1: LED anode(+)
Pin 2: LED cathode(−)
Pin 1: VCC(+)
Pin 2- Pin 3: NC
Pin 4: Data(−)
Open: Normal Operation
Close: Reset Hardware System
Pin 1: LED anode(+)
Pin 2: LED cathode(−)
Pin 3: LED cathode(−)
Open: Normal Operation
Close: Power On/Off
JP3 : Clear CMOS Function (Optional)
1
Pin No.
Definition
1-2 close Normal (Default)
2-3 close
Clear CMOS
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JP4: Rear USB Device Wake up Selection (USB Connector Æ USB1)
1
Pin No.
Definition
1-2 Close Normal (Default)
2-3 Close USB Device Wake up
USB1
(If you want to use "USB Dev Wakeup From S3-S5"
function, you have to set the BIOS setting "USB Dev
Wakeup From S3-S5" enabled, and the jumper "JP4"
enabled).
*(Power on the computer and as soon as memory
counting starts, press <Del>. You will enter BIOS Setup.
Select the item "POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP", then
select "USB Dev Wakeup From S3-S5: Enabled".
Remember to save the setting by pressing "ESC" and
choose the "SAVE & EXIT SETUP" option.)
JP7 : STR Function Enabled
1
Pin No.
Open
Close
19
Definition
Normal (Default)
STR Enabled
Panel and Jumper Definition
JP9 : Onboard Sound Function Selection
JP9
1
Pin No.
Definition
1-2 close Onboard Sound
Enable (Default)
2-3 close Onboard Sound
Disable
JP10 : BIOS Write Protection (Optional)
1
Pin No.
Definition
ON
Write Protect Enable
Write Protect Disable
OFF
(Default)
0Please Set Jumper JP10 to ”Open” to enabled
BIOS Write Function when you update new BIOS
or new device
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JP11 : Front USB Device Wake up Selection (USB Port Æ USB2)
USB2
1
Pin No.
Definition
1-2 close Normal (Default)
Enabled Front USB Device
2-3 close
Wake up
(If you want to use "USB Dev Wakeup From S3-S5"
function, you have to set the BIOS setting "USB Dev
Wakeup From S3-S5" enabled, and the jumper "JP11"
enabled).
*(Power on the computer and as soon as memory
counting starts, press <Del>. You will enter BIOS Setup.
Select the item "POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP", then
select "USB Dev Wakeup From S3-S5: Enabled".
Remember to save the setting by pressing "ESC" and
choose the "SAVE & EXIT SETUP" option.)
JP16 /JP17/JP18: AMR (Primary or Secondary) Select
(AMRÆ
Æ Audio Modem Riser)
1
1
JP17
JP16
JP18
1
Onboard AC97
AMR (Primary)
(Default)
Onboard AC97+MR
(Secondary)
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JP16
ON
OFF
JP17
1-2
3-4
JP18
1-2
3-4
ON
1-2
3-4
1-2
Panel and Jumper Definition
JP19 : Onboard Promise Selection (Optional)
1
Pin No.
1-2 close
Definition
IDE Raid disabled
(Promise chipset disabled)
2-3 close IDE Raid enabled(Default)
(Promise chipset enabled)
JP20 : Raid/ATA100 Selection (Optional)
1
Pin No.
Definition
1-2 close
Raid Function
2-3 close ATA 100 Function
(Default)
(If you want to use "Raid Function”, your IDE3
or IDE4 must be connected with Hard Driver.
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7ZXR Motherboard
Performance List
The following performance data list is the testing results of some popular benchmark testing
programs.
These data are just referred by users, and there is no responsibility for different testing data
values gotten by users. (The different Hardware & Software configuration will result in different
benchmark testing results.)
• CPU
AMD ThunderbirdTM 950MHz, AMD DuronTM 700MHz
• DRAM
(256x1) MB SDRAM (HYUNDAI HYM71V733201)
• CACHE SIZE
128 KB included in Thunderbird
64 KB included in Duron
• DISPLAY
GA-GF2560
• STORAGE
Onboard IDE (Quantum KA13600AT)
• O.S.
Windows NT 4.0 SPK6a
Display Driver at 1024 x 768 65536 colors 75Hz.
TUCD 1.5 Beta3
TM
• DRIVER
Processor
AMD ThunderbirdTM
950MHz (100x9.5)
AMD DuronTM
700MHz (100x7)
Winbench99
CPU mark 99
86.5
61.5
FPU Winmark 99
5210
3840
Business Disk Winmark 99
5410
5440
13600
13200
Business Graphics Winmark 99
481
352
Hi-End Graphics Winmark 99
985
676
Hi-End Disk Winmark 99
Winstone99
Business Winstone 99
47.3
40.3
Hi-End Winstone 99
50.8
41.6
0 If you wish to maximize the performance of your system, please refer to details on P.79
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Block Diagram
Block Diagram
CPUCLK (100MHz)
TM
AMD-K7
AGP
2X/4X
System Bus 100MHz
AGPCLK (66MHz)
VT8363
3.3V SDRAM
100/133MHz
HCLK (100MHz)
AGPCLK (66MHz)
33MHz
PCI Bus 33MHz
14.318MHz
48MHz
CT5880
Promise
VT82C
686A
PDC20265
Option
AC-Link
66MHz
AC97
CODEC
5 PCI
Raid /ATA 100
IDE Port
Channels
AMR
COM Ports
LPT
PS/2 Floppy Port Game
Port
ATA66 IDE
Channels
4 USB Ports
AMR
PCI (33MHz)
ISA
AGPCLK (66MHz)
HCLK (100MHz)
PCI (33MHz)
ICW
W230H
48MHz
14.318MHz
AGPCLK (66MHz)
CPUCLK (100MHz)
33MHz
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7ZXR Motherboard
Suspend To RAM Installation
A.1 Introduce STR function:
Suspend-to-RAM (STR) is a Windows 98 ACPI sleep mode function. When recovering from
STR (S3) sleep mode, the system is able, to retrieve the last “state” of the system before it
went to sleep and recover to that state in just a few seconds. The “state” is stored in memory
(RAM) before the system goes to sleep. During STR sleep mode, the system uses only
enough energy to maintain critical information and system functions, primarily the system
state and the ability to recognize various “wake up” triggers or signals, respectively.
A.2 STR function Installation
Please use the following steps to complete the STR function installation.
Step-By-Step Setup
Step 1:
To utilize the STR function, the system must be in Windows 98 ACPI mode.
Putting Windows 98 into ACPI mode is fairly easy.
Setup with Windows 98 CD:
A.
Insert the Windows 98 CD into your CD-ROM drive, select Start, and then Run.
B.
Type (without quotes) “D:\setup /p j” in the window provided. Hit the enter key or click
OK.『In Windows 98 second edition version, all the bios version dated 12/01/99 or later
are ACPI compatible. Just type" D:\Setup", the operating system will be installed as
ACPI mode.』
C.
After setup completes, remove the CD, and reboot your system
(This manual assumes that your CD-ROM device drive letter is D:).
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Suspend to RAM Installation
Step 2:
(If you want to use STR Function, please set jumper JP7 Closed.)
1
Pin No.
Open
Close
Definition
Normal (Default)
STR Enabled
Step 3:
Power on the computer and as soon as memory counting starts, press <Del>. You will enter
BIOS Setup. Select the item “POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP”, then select “ACPI Sleep
Type : S3 / STR”. Remember to save the settings by pressing "ESC" and choose the “SAVE
& EXIT SETUP” option.
Congratulation! You have completed the installation and now can use the STR function.
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A.3 How to put your system into STR mode?
1.
There are two ways to accomplish this:
Choose the “Stand by” item in the “Shut Down Windows” area.
A. Press the “Start” button and then select “Shut Down”
B. Choose the “Stand by” item and press “OK”
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Suspend to RAM Installation
2.
Define the system ”power on” button to initiate STR sleep mode:
A. Double click “My Computer” and then “Control Panel”
B. Double click the “ Power Management” item.
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C. Select the “Advanced” tab and “Standby” mode in Power Buttons.
Step 4:
Restart your computer to complete setup.
Now when you want to enter STR sleep mode, just momentarily press the “Power on”
button.
A.4 How to recover from the STR sleep mode?
There are five ways to “wake up” the system:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press the “Power On” button.
Use the “Resume by Alarm” function.
Use the “Modem Ring On” function.
Use the “Wake On LAN” function.
Use the “USB Device Wake Up” function.
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A.5 Notices :
1.
2.
In order for STR to function properly, several hardware and software requirements must
be satisfied:
A.
Your ATX power supply must comply with the ATX 2.01 specification (provide more
than 720 mA 5V Stand-By current).
B.
Your SDRAM must be PC-100 compliant.
Jumper JP8 is provided to connect to the STR LED in your system chassis. [Some
chassis may not provide this feature.] The STR LED will be illuminated when your system
is in STR sleep mode.
STR LED Connector External.
1
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Dual BIOS Introduction
A.
What is Dual BIOS Technology?
Dual BIOS means that there are two system BIOS (ROM) on the motherboard, one is the
Main BIOS and the other is Backup BIOS. Under the normal circumstances, the system
works on the Main BIOS. If the Main BIOS is corrupted or damaged, the Backup BIOS can
take over while the system is powered on. This means that your PC will still be able to run
stably as if nothing has happened in your BIOS.
B.
How to use Dual BIOS?
a. Boot Screen
American
Megatrends
Release:06/12/2000
AMIBIOS (C) 1999 American Megatrends
xxx xxx
Check System Health OK,
AMD-Athlon(tm)-650MHz (100x6.5)
Check NVRAM…
Wait…
Press F1 to enter Dual BIOS Utility. Press ESC to quit
Press F1 to enter Dual BIOS Utility
( C ) American Megatrends Inc.,
62-0612-001199-00101111-071595-KT133-7ZX001-F
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b. AMI Dual BIOS Flash ROM Programming Utility
AMI Dual BIOS Flash ROM Programming Utility
Boot From……………………….. Main BIOS
Main ROM Type………………… SST 39SF020
Backup ROM Type……………… SST 39SF020
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main BIOS
Auto Recovery Enable
Halt On Error Disable
Copy Main ROM Data to Backup
Load Default Settings
Save Settings to CMOS
PgDn/PgUp:Modify
↑↓:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
c. Dual BIOS Item explanation:
BIOS will auto detect:
Boot From : Main BIOS
Main ROM Type : SST 39SF020
Backup ROM Type : SST 39SF020
Wide Range Protection: Disable(Default), Enable
Status 1:
If any failure (ex. Update ESCD failure, checksum error or reset…) occurs in the Main
BIOS , just before the Operating System is loaded and after the power is on, and that
the Wide Range Protection is set to “Enable”, the PC will boot from Backup BIOS
automatically.
Status 2:
If the ROM BIOS on peripherals cards(ex. SCSI Cards, LAN Cards,..) emits
signals to request restart of the system after the user make any alteration on it, the
boot up BIOS will not be changed to the Backup BIOS.
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Boot From : Main BIOS (Default), Backup BIOS
Status 1:
The user can set to boot from main BIOS or Backup BIOS.
Auto Recovery : Enabled(Default), Disabled
When one of the Main BIOS or Backup BIOS occurs checksum failure, the working BIOS
will automatically recover the BIOS of checksum failure.
(In the Power Management Setup of the BIOS Setting, if ACPI Suspend Type is set to
Suspend to RAM, the Auto Recovery will be set to Enable automatically.)
(If you want to enter the BIOS setting, please press “Del” key when the boot screen appears.)
Halt On Error : Disable(Default), Enable
If the BIOS occurs a checksum error or the Main BIOS occurs a WIDE RANGE
PROTECTION error and Halt On BIOS Defects set to Enable, the PC will show messages
on the boot screen, and the system will pause and wait for the user’s instruction.
If Auto Recovery: Disable, it will show <or the other key to continue.>
If Auto Recovery: Enable, it will show <or the other key to Auto Recover.>
Copy Main ROM Data to Backup
Backup message:
Are you sure to copy BIOS?
[Enter] to continue or [Esc] to abort …
The means that the Main BIOS works normally and could automatically recover the
Backup BIOS. Or the means that the Backup BIOS works normally and could
automatically recover the Main BIOS.
(This auto recovery utility is set by system automatically and can’t be changed by user.)
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DualBIOSTM Technology FAQ
GIGABYTE Technology is pleased to introduce DualBIOS technology, a hot spare for your
system BIOS. This newness “Value-added” feature, in a long of innovations from GIGABYTE,
is available on GA-7ZXR motherboard. Future GIGABYTE motherboards will also incorporate
this innovation.
What’s DualBIOSTM?
On GIGABYTE motherboards with DualBIOS there are physically two BIOS chips. For
simplicity we’ll call one your “Main BIOS” and the other we’ll call your “Backup” BIOS (your “hot
spare”). If your Main BIOS fails, the Backup BIOS almost automatically takes over on your
next system boot. Almost automatically and with virtually zero down time! Whether the
problem is a failure in flashing your BIOS or a virus or a catastrophic failure of the Main BIOS
chip, the result is the same - the Backup BIOS backs you up, almost automatically.
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I. Q: What is DualBIOSTM technology?
Answer:
DualBIOS technology is a patented technology from Giga-Byte Technology. The concept of this
technology is based on the redundancy and fault tolerance theory. DualBIOSTM technology
simply means there are two system BIOSes (ROM) integrated onto the motherboard. One is a
main BIOS, and the other is a backup BIOS. The mainboard will operate normally with the main
BIOS, however, if the main BIOS is corrupt or damaged for various reasons, the backup BIOS
will be automatically used when the system powered-On. Your PC will operate as before the
main BIOS was damaged, and is completely transparent to the user.
II. Q: Why does anyone need a motherboard with DualBIOSTM technology?
Answer:
In today’s systems there are more and more BIOS failures. The most common reasons are virus
attacks, BIOS upgrade failures, and/or deterioration of the BIOS (ROM) chip itself.
1. New computer viruses are being found that attack and destroy the system BIOS. They
may corrupt your BIOS code, causing your PC to be unstable or even not boot normally.
2. BIOS data will be corrupted if a power loss/surge occurs, or if a user resets the system, or
if the power button is pressed during the process of performing a system BIOS upgrade.
3. If a user mistakenly updates their mainboard with the incorrect BIOS file, then the system
may not be able to boot correctly. This may cause the PC system hang in operation or
during boot.
4. A flash ROM's life cycle is limited according to electronic characteristics. The modern PC
utilizes the Plug and Play BIOS, and is updated regularly. If a user changes peripherals
often, there is a slight chance of damage to the flash ROM.
With Giga-Byte Technology’s patented DualBIOSTM technology you can reduce the possibility of
hangs during system boot up, and/or loss BIOS data due to above reasons. This new
technology will eliminate valuable system down time and costly repair bills cause by BIOS
failures.
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III. Q: How does DualBIOSTM technology work?
Answer:
1. DualBIOSTM technology provides a wide range of protection during the boot up procedure. It
protects your BIOS during system POST, ESCD update, and even all the way to PNP
detection/assignment.
2. DualBIOSTM provides automatic recovery for the BIOS. When the first BIOS used during
boot up does not complete or if a BIOS checksum error occurs, boot-up is still possible. In
the DualBIOSTM utility, the "Auto Recovery" option will guarantee that if either the main BIOS
or backup BIOS is corrupted, the DualBIOSTM technology will use the good BIOS and correct
the wrong BIOS automatically.
3. DualBIOSTM provides manual recovery for the BIOS. DualBIOSTM technology contains a
built-in flash utility, which can flash your system BIOS from backup to main and/or visa versa.
There is no need for an OS-dependent flash utility program.
4. DualBIOSTM contains a one-way flash utility. The built-in one-way flash utility will ensure that
the corrupt BIOS is not mistaken as the good BIOS during recovery and that the correct
BIOS (main vs. backup) will be flashed. This will prevent the good BIOS from being flashed.
IV. Q: Who Needs DualBIOSTM technology?
Answer:
1. Every user should have DualBIOSTM technology due to the advancement of computer
viruses.
Everyday, there are new BIOS-type viruses discovered that will destroy your system BIOS.
Most commercial products on the market do not have solutions to guard against this type of
virus intrusion. The DualBIOSTM technology will provide a state-of-the-art solution to protect
your PC:
Case I.) Vicious computer viruses may wipe out your entire system BIOS. With a
conventional single system BIOS PC, the PC will not be functional until it is sent for repairs.
Case II.) If the "Auto Recovery" option is enabled in the DualBIOSTM utility, and if a virus
corrupts your system BIOS, the backup BIOS will automatically reboot the system and
correct the main BIOS.
Case III.) A user may override booting from the main system BIOS. The DualBIOSTM utility
may be entered to manually change the boot sequence to boot from the backup BIOS.
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2. During or after a BIOS upgrade, if DualBIOSTM detects that the main BIOS is corrupt, the
backup BIOS will take over the boot-up process automatically. Moreover, it will verify the
main and backup BIOS checksums when booting-up. DualBIOSTM technology examines the
checksum of the main and backup BIOS while the system is powered on to guarantee your
BIOS operates properly.
3. Power Users will have the advantage of having two BIOS versions on their mainboard. The
benefit is being able to select either version BIOS to suit the performance system needs.
4. Flexibility for high-end desktop PCs and workstation/servers. In the
DualBIOSTM utility,
the option can be set, "Halt On When BIOS Defects," to be enabled to halt your system with a
warning message that the main BIOS has been corrupted. Most workstation/servers require
constant operation to guarantee services have not been interrupted. In this situation, the "Halt
On When BIOS Defects" message may be disabled to avoid system pauses during normal
booting. Another advantage you gain from Giga-Byte’s DualBIOSTM technology is the ability
to upgrade from dual 2 Mbit BIOS to dual 4 Mbit BIOS in the future if extra BIOS storage is
need.
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Four Speaker & SPDIF Introduction
Four Speaker & SPDIF Introduction
Four Speaker Introduction
A.
What is Four Speaker?
The Creative CT5880 audio chip can support up to 4 speaker output. If you select “Four
speaker out”, Line In will be reconfigured as another line out to support a second pair of
speakers.
B.
How to use Four Speaker?
a. Press the audio icon and then select “Configuration 3D Audio”
b. Two speaker (Default)
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c. Click “Four speaker” item.
C.
Four Speaker Application
The four speaker function will only support in application software that use Microsoft DirectX
and Creative EAX. For example, the game titles, software DVD player and MP3 player. Those
software support Microsoft DirectX, so they can support four speaker output.
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SPDIF Introduction
A.
What is SPDIF?
The SPDIF output is capable of providing digital audio to external speakers or compressed
AC3 data to an external Dolby digital decoder.
B.
How to use SPDIF?
a. Press your mouse right button in “My Computer” and then select the “Properties” item.
b. Click “Device Manager” item.
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c. Press “Sound, video and game controllers” item and then select the “Creative Sound
Blaster PCI128” item.
d. Press “Settings” item and then select the “Output Mode” item.
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e. Click “Digital” item, Line Out will be reconfigured to SPDIF Out.
※Note, The motherboard doesn’t support “Autosense”.
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@ BIOS Introduction
Gigabyte announces @ BIOS
Windows BIOS live update utility
Have you ever updated BIOS by yourself? Or
like many other people, you just know what
BIOS is, but always hesitate to update it?
Because you think updating newest BIOS is
unnecessary and actually you don’t know how
to update it.
Maybe not like others, you are very experienced in BIOS updating and spend quite
a lot of time to do it. But of course you don’t like to do it too much. First, download
different BIOS from website and then switch the operating system to DOS mode.
Secondly, use different flash utility to update BIOS. The above process is not a
interesting job. Besides, always be carefully to store the BIOS source code correctly in
your disks as if you update the wrong BIOS, it will be a nightmare.
Certainly, you wonder why motherboard vendors could not just do something right
to save your time and effort and save you from the lousy BIOS updating work? Here it
comes! Now Gigabyte announces @BIOS--the first Windows BIOS live update utility.
This is a smart BIOS update software. It could help you to download the BIOS from
internet and update it. Not like the other BIOS update software, it’s a Windows utility.
With the help of “@BIOS’, BIOS updating is no more than a click.
Besides, no matter which mainboard you are using, if it’s a Gigabyte’s product*,
@BIOS help you to maintain the BIOS. This utility could detect your correct mainboard
model and help you to choose the BIOS accordingly. It then downloads the BIOS from
the nearest Gigabyte ftp site automatically. There are several different choices; you
could use “Internet Update” to download and update your BIOS directly. Or you may
want to keep a backup for your current BIOS, just choose “Save Current BIOS” to save
it first. You make a wise choice to use Gigabyte, and @BIOS update your BIOS
smartly. You are now worry free from updating wrong BIOS, and capable to maintain
and manage your BIOS easily. Again, Gigabyte’s innovative product erects a
milestone in mainboard industries.
For such a wonderful software, how much it costs? Impossible! It’s free! Now, if you
buy a Gigabyte’s motherboard, you could find this amazing software in the attached
driver CD. But please remember, connected to internet at first, then you could have a
internet BIOS update from your Gigabyte @BIOS.
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Easy Tune///TM Introduction
Easy TuneIIITM Introduction
Gigabyte announces EasyTuneIII
Windows overdrive utility
“Overdrive” might be one of the most
common issues in computer field. But have
many users ever tried it? The answer is
probably “no”. Because “overdrive” is thought to
be very difficult and includes a lot of technical
know-how, sometimes “overdrive” is even
considered as special skills found only in some
enthusiasts.
But as to the experts in “overdrive”, what’s the truth? They may spend quite a lot
of time and money to study, try and use many different hardware and software tools
to do “overdrive”. And even with these technologies, they still learn that it’s quite a
risk because the safety and stability of an “overdrive“ system is unknown.
Now everything is different because of a Windows overdrive utility
EasyTuneIII--announced by Gigabyte. This utility has totally changed the gaming
rule of “overdrive”. This is the first overdrive utility suitable for both normal and power
users. Users can choose either “Easy Mode” or “Advanced Mode” to run “overdrive”
at their convenience. For users who choose “Easy Mode”, they just need to click
“Auto Optimize” to have auto and immediate CPU overclocking. This software will
then overdrive CPU speed automatically with the result being shown in the control
panel. If someone prefers to “overdrive” by oneself, there is also another choice.
Click “Advanced Mode” to enjoy “sport drive” class overclocking. In “Advanced
Mode”, one can change the system bus speed in small increments to get ultimate
system performance. And no matter which mainboard is used, if it’s a Gigabyte’s
product*, EasyTuneIII helps to perform the best of system.
Besides, different from other traditional over-clocking methods, EasyTuneIII
doesn’t require users to change neither BIOS nor hardware switch/ jumper setting;
on the other hand, they can do “overdrive” at only one click. Therefore, this is a safer
way for “overdrive” as nothing is changed on software or hardware. If user runs
EasyTuneIII over system’s limitation, the biggest lost is only to restart the computer
again and the side effect is then well controlled. Moreover, if one well-performed
system speed been tested in EasyTuneIII, user can “Save” this bus speed and
“Load” it in next time. Obviously, Gigabyte EasyTuneIII has already turned the
“overdrive” technology toward to a newer generation.
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This wonderful software is now free bundled in Gigabyte motherboard attached
driver CD. Users may make a test drive of “EasyTuneIII” to find out more amazing
features by themselves.
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Raid Introduction
Raid Introduction
What is Raid?
This motherboard implements two different types of RAID levels as follows:
RAID 0 (stripe)
For capacity -- The motherboard array will be as big as the smallest HDD in the array times
however many HDDs are in the array. Any larger HDDs will simply be truncated. The
truncated space on the bigger HDDs will then be unusable.
For sustained data transfers -- A RAID 0 array consisting of two HDDs will transfer at about
twice the speed of the slowest HDD in the array. A RAID 0 array consisting of four HDDs will
transfer at about three times the speed of the slowest HDD in the array.
RAID 1 (mirror)
For capacity – This Motherboard array will be as big as the smallest HDD in the array. The
larger HDD will simply be truncated. The truncated space on the bigger HDD will then be
unusable.
For sustained data transfers -- This motherboard array will write data at the rate of the slowest
HDD in the array. This motherboard array will read data at twice the rate of the slowest HDD
in the array.
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About RAID Levels
Striping (RAID 0)
Reads and writes sectors of data interleaved between multiple drives. When any disk member
fails, it affects the entire array. Performance is better than a single drive since the workload is
balanced between the array members. This array type is for high performance systems.
Identical drives are recommended for performance as well as data storage efficiency. The disk
array data capacity is equal to the number of drive members times the smallest member
capacity. For example, one 1GB and 1 drives will form a 2GB (2 x 1GB) disk array.
Stripe Size - a value can be set from 1KB to 1024KB sector size. The size can directly affect
performance. In the FastBuild BIOS, the “Desktop” default is 8KB while “Server” and “A/V
Editing” are 64KB.
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Mirroring (RAID 1)
Writes duplicate data on to a pair of drives while reads are performed in parallel. ATA RAID 1 is
fault tolerant because each drive of a mirrored pair is installed on separate IDE channels. If one
of the mirrored drives suffers a mechanical failure (e.g. spindle failure) or does not respond, the
remaining drive will continue to function. This is called Fault Tolerance. If one drive has a
physical sector error, the mirrored drive will continue to function.
RAID 1 (Mirroring)
On the next reboot, the FastBuildTM utility will display an error in the array and recommend to
replace the failed drive. Users may choose to continue using their PC, however Promise
recommends replacing the failed drive as soon as possible. See Chapter 4 for a functional
description.
Due to redundancy, the drive capacity of the array is half the total drive capacity. For example,
two 1GB drives that have a combined capacity of 2GB would have 1GB of usable storage. With
drives of different capacities, there may be unused capacity on the larger drive.
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Creating Your Disk Array
You will now use the FastBuild BIOS utility to create your array using the attached drives. There
are three different scenarios in creating this array. You can create an array for performance, you
can create a Security array using new hard drives (recommended), or you can create a Security
array using an existing hard drive and a new hard drive.
WARNING: If creating a Security array using an existing hard drive, backup
any necessary data. Failure to follow this accepted PC practice could result in
data loss.
1.
Boot your system. If this is the first time you have booted with raid, the FastBuild BIOS will
display the following screen.
FastTrak100 (tm) ”Lite” BIOS Version 1.xx (Build xxxx)
(c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
No array defined . . .
Press <Ctrl-F> to enter FastBuild (tm) Utility
Or press <ESC> key to continue booting the system.
2.
Press <Ctrl-F> keys to display the FastBuild (tm) Utility Main Menu
3.
Press “1” to display the Auto Setup Menu below. This is the fastest and easiest method to
creating your first array.
FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.
[Auto Setup Options Menu]
Optimize Array for:
Performance
Typical Application usage: A/V Editing
[ Auto Setup Configuration ]
Mode.................................................Stripe
Spare Driver………………………………..0
Drives used in Array.................................2
Array Disk Capacity.......................... 16126
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down
[←, →, Space] Change Option
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[Ctrl-Y] Save
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Creating an Array for Performance
NOTE: This motherboard allows users to create striped arrays with 1, 2 drives.
To create an array for best performance, follow these steps:
1.
Using the Spacebar, choose “Performance” under the Optimize Array for section.
2.
Select how you will use your PC most under the Typical Application usage section The
choices are A/V Editing, Server, and Desktop (the default).
3.
Press <Ctrl-Y> keys to Save and create the array.
4.
Reboot your system.
5.
Once the array has been created, you will need to FDISK and format the array as if it were
a new single hard drive.
6.
Proceed to Installing Drivers section of the manual (see Raid Manual of the TUCD).
Creating a Security Array With New Drives
NOTE: This motherborad permit only two drives to be used for a single Mirrored array in Auto
Setup.
To create an array for data protection using new hard drives, follow these steps:
1.
Using the Spacebar, choose “Security” under the Optimize Array for section.
2.
Press <Ctrl-Y> keys to Save your selection.
3.
The window below will appear.
Do you want the disk image to be duplicated to another? (Yes/No)
Y - Create and Duplicate
N - Create Only
4.
Press “N” for the Create Only option.
5.
A window will appear almost immediately confirming that your Security array has been
created. Press any key to reboot the system
Array has been created.
<Press Any Key to Reboot>
6.
Proceed with normal FDISK and format procedures as if you had just installed a new hard
drive.
7.
Once the arrayed drives have been formatted, proceed to the Installing Driver chapter
(see Raid Manual of the TUCD) to install your operating system.
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Creating a Security Array With An Existing Data Drive
NOTE: This motherboard permits only two drives to be used for a single Mirrored array in Auto
Setup.
You would use this method if you wish to use a drive that already contains data and/or is the
bootable system drive in your system. You will need another drive of identical or larger storage
capacity.
WARNING: Backup any necessary data before proceeding. Failure to follow
this accepted PC practice could result in data loss.
WARNING: If you wish to include your current bootable drive using the
Windows NT 4.x or Windows 2000 operating system as part of a bootable
Mirrored (RAID 1) array on your system, do NOT connect the hard drive to the
motherboard controller yet. You MUST install the Windows NT4 or 2000 driver
software first (see Raid Manual of the TUCD) to this drive while it is still attached to your
existing hard drive controller. For all other Operating Systems, proceed here.
Follow these steps:
1.
Using the Spacebar, choose “Security” under the Optimize Array for section.
2.
Press <Ctrl-Y> keys to Save your selection. The window below will appear.
Do you want the disk image to be duplicated to another? (Yes/No)
Y - Create and Duplicate
N - Create Only
3.
Press “Y” for the Create and Duplicate option. The window below will appear asking you to
select the Source drive to use. FastBuild will copy all data from the Source drive to the
Target drive.
Channel:ID
Source Disk
Drive Model
Channel:ID
Target Disk
Drive Model
Capacity (MB)
Capacity (MB)
[Please Select A Source Disk]
Channel:ID
Drive Model
Capacity (MB)
1 :Master QUANTUMCR8.4A
8063
2 :Master QUANTUMCR8.4A
8063
[↑] Up [↓]
[ESC] Exit
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4.
Use the arrow keys to choose which drive contains the existing data to be copied.
5.
Press [Ctrl-Y] keys to Save selection and start duplication. The following progress screen
will appear.
Start to duplicate the image . . .
Do you want to continue? (Yes/No)
Y – Continue N - Abort
6.
Select “Y” to continue. If you choose “N” , you will be returned to step 1.
7.
Once complete, the following screen will appear confirming that your Security array has
been created. Press any key to reboot the system
Array has been created.
<Press Any Key to Reboot>
8.
Proceed to the Installing Driver chapter (see Raid Manual of the TUCD) to install the
Raid driver and/or operating system.
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Using FastBuild™ Configuration Utility
The FastBuildTM Configuration Utility offers several menu choices to create and manage the
drive array on the motherboard. For purposes of this manual, it is assumed you have already
created an array in the previous chapter and now wish to make a change to the array or view
other options.
Viewing BIOS Screen
When you boot your system with the Raid function and drives installed, the FastBuild BIOS will
detect the drives attached and show the following screen.
FastTrak100 (tm)”Lite” BIOS Version 1.xx (Build xx)
(c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Scanning IDE drives . . . . .
If an array exists already, the BIOS will display the following screen showing the board RAID
BIOS version and status of the array.
FastTrak100 (tm) “Lite”BIOS Version 1.xx (Build xxxx)
(c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
ID
MODE SIZE
TRACK-MAPPING
STATUS
1*
1*2 Mirror
16126M
Functional
611/128/32
Press <Ctrl-F> to enter FastBuild (tm) Utility....
The array status consists of three possible conditions: Functional, Critical, Offline.
Functional - The array is operational.
Critical - A mirrored array contains a drive that has failed or disconnected. The remaining
drive member in the array is functional. However, the array has temporarily lost its ability to
provide fault tolerance. The user should identify the failed drive through the FastBuild Setup
utility, and then replace the problem drive.
Offline - A striped array has 1 drive that has failed or been disconnected. When the array
condition is “offline,” the user must replace the failed drive(s), then restore data from a backup
source.
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Navigating the FastBuild™ Setup Menu
When using the menus, these are some of the basic navigation tips: Arrow keys highlights
through choices; [Space] bar key allows to cycle through options;
[Enter] key selects an option; [ESC] key is used to abort or exit the current menu.
Using the Main Menu
This is the first option screen when entering the FastBuildTM Setup.
FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.
[ Main Menu ]
Auto Setup .......................................................[ 1 ]
View Drive Assignments...................................[ 2 ]
View Array .......................................................[ 3 ]
Delete Array.....................................................[ 4 ]
Rebuild Array ...................................................[ 5 ]
Controller Configuration ...................................[ 6 ]
[ Keys Available ]
Press 1...6 to Select Option
[ESC] Exit
To create a new array automatically, follow the steps under “Creating Arrays Automatically” on
page 55. Promise recommends this option for most users.
To view drives assigned to arrays, see “Viewing Drive Assignments” on page 57.
To delete an array (but not delete the data contained on the array), select “Deleting An Array” on
page 64.
To rebuild a mirrored array, see “Rebuilding an Array” on page 66.
To view controller settings, see “Viewing Controller Configuration” on page 68.
NOTE: After configuring an array using FastBuild, you should FDISK and
format the arrayed drive(s) if you are using new, blank drives. Depending on
the type of array you are using.
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Creating Arrays Automatically
The Auto Setup <1> selection from the Main Menu can intuitively help create your disk array. It
will assign all available drives appropriate for the disk array you are creating. After making all
selections, use Ctrl-Y to Save selections. FastBuild will automatically build the array.
FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.
[Auto Setup Options Menu]
Optimize Array for:
Performance
Typical Application usage: A/V Editing
[ Auto Setup Configuration ]
Mode.................................................Stripe
Spare Drive Count....................................0
Drives used in Array.................................2
Array Disk Capacity.......................... 16126
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down
[←, →, Space] Change Option
[ESC] Exit
[Ctrl-Y] Save
Optimize Array For
Select whether you want Performance (RAID 0), Security (RAID 1) under the “Optimize Array
for” setting.
Performance (RAID 0 Striping)
Supports the maximum performance. The storage capacity equals the number of drives
times the capacity of the smallest drive in the disk array.
NOTE: This motherboard permits striped arrays using 1, 2 drive attached in Auto Setup
mode.
Security (RAID 1 Mirroring)
Creates a mirrored (or fault tolerant) array for data security.
NOTE: Under the Security setting, This motherboard permits two drives to be used for a
single Mirrored array only.
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Defining Typical Application Usage
Allows the user to choose the type of PC usage that will be performed in order to optimize
how This motherboard handles data blocks to enhance performance. Your choice will determine
the block size used. You may choose from: A/V Editing (for audio/video applications, or any
similar application that requires large file transfers), Server (for numerous small file transfers), or
Desktop (a combination of large and small file sizes).
Using a “Hot” Spare Drive
If a third drive is attached as a “Slave” and is not assigned to a mirrored two-drive disk array
(one optimized for “Security”), it will be recognized as a Spare Drive. Such a drive is immediately
used as a “standby” replacement. It is automatically added to an array once a disk member of
the array has been detected as “failed.” To restore fault tolerance as quickly as possible, This
motherboard begins to perform an automatic data rebuild on the “spare” drive in the background
without the need to restart the system. At a later time, the failed drive can be physically removed
from the system and an extra drive added in its place to function as the “spare” drive.
Creating Multiple Disk Arrays
1.
If you plan to create multiple arrays, attach only the drives necessary to create the first disk
array and complete the <1> Auto Setup.
2.
Install the additional drives needed for the second array and again use the <1> Auto
Setup.
NOTE: If you wish to customize the settings of individual disk arrays (such as block size), you
must manually create disk arrays with the Define Array <3> option from the Main Menu.
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Viewing Drive Assignments
The View Drive Assignments <2> option in the Main Menu displays whether drives are assigned
to a disk arrays or are unassigned.
Under the “Assignment” column, drives are labeled with their assigned disk array or shown as
“Free” if unassigned. Such “Free” drives can be used for a future array. Unassigned drives are
not accessible by the OS. The menu also displays the data transfer mode that relates to
speed used by each drive (U5 refers to 100MB/sec transfers, U4 refers to 66MB/sec transfers,
etc...)
FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.
[ View Drive Assignments ]
Channel:ID
1 : Master
1 : Slave
2 : Master
Drive Model
Capacity(MB)
QUANTUMCR8.4A
8063
QUANTUMCR8.4A
8063
QUANTUMCR8.4A
8063
Assignment
Mode
Array 1
U5
Free
U5
Array 1
U5
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
Mode (U=UDMA, P=PIO, D=DMA)
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Manually Creating an Array
The Define Array <3> option from the Main Menu allows users to begin the process of manually
defining the drive elements and RAID levels for one or multiple disk arrays attached to this
motherboard. Users will commonly create one or two drive arrays with the motherboard, though
the motherboard will support a maximum of four arrays1.
NOTE: For most installations, We recommends the <1> Auto Setup for easy disk array creation.
FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.
[Define Array Menu]
Array No
Array 1
Array 2
Array 3
Array 4
RAID Mode
Stripe
——
——
——
Total Drv
Capacity(MB)
2
16126
——
——
——
——
——
——
[ Keys Available ]
Status
Functional
——
——
——
Note: * — Bootable Array
[↑] Up [↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
[Space] Change Boot Drive
1.
To manually create an array from the Define Array Menu, use the arrow keys to highlight
the array number you wish to define, and press [Enter] to select.
2.
The Define Array Definition Menu will next appear that allows drive assignments to the disk
array (see next page).
1
A user may use a single drive in either striping mode with system. In this rare scenario,
the motherboard will create an individual array ID but will offer conventional controller
performance, depending on the drive type. At a later time, a second drive can be added to
the array and the array re-created to support RAID 1 mirroring.
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Selecting Array Type
1.
Under the Definition section of this menu, highlight the Array # for which you want to
assign a RAID level.
2.
Use the [Space] key to cycle through two array types:
Security (RAID 1 Mirroring).
Performance (RAID 0 Striping),
FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.
[ Define Array Definition Menu ]
Array No
Array 1
RAID Mode
Stripe
Stripe Block:
Total Drv
2
Capacity(MB)
16126
Status
Functional
64 KB
[ Drive Assignments ]
Channel:ID
1:
1:
2:
Drive Model
Capacity (MB)
Master QUANTUMCR8.4A
8063
Slave QUANTUMCR8.4A
8063
Master QUANTUMCR8.4A
8063
Assignment
Y
N
Y
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Space] Select
[Ctrl-Y] Save
Selecting Stripe Block
For RAID 0 Striped arrays only, you may manually select the “stripe block size.” Use the
Spacebar to scroll through choices progressing as follows (1, 2, 4, 8 , 16 . . . 1024).
The size selected affects how montherboard sends and retrieves data blocks from the drives.
You will need to perform your own testing to determine how the data block size is affecting your
particular use of the array. In general, a larger block size is better when handling large data
transfers (such as in A/V editing or graphics) while a smaller block size is better when handling
e-mail and other common server data. The default is 64K.
Assigning Drive(s) to Array
1.
Under the [ Drive Assignments ] section, highlight a drive using the [↑] Up [↓] keys.
2.
With the [Space] bar key, change the Assignable option to “Y” to add the drive to the disk
array.
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3.
Press <Ctrl-Y> to save the disk array information. Depending on the array type selected,
the following scenarios will take place:
a)
If choosing a Striping array, the initial Define Array Menu screen will appear with the
arrays defined. From there you may ESC to exit and return to the Main Menu of
FastBuild.
b)
If you selected a Mirroring array for two drives, there is an additional window that
appears as described in order to create the array. To do this you will use either two
brand new drives, or one drive that contains existing data that you wish to mirror.
Creating A Mirrored Array Using New Drives
As described in the Drive Assignments Option section above, if you selected a mirroring array
and wish to use two new assigned drives, follow the directions here.
1.
After assigning new drives to a Mirroring array and saving the information with <Ctrl-Y>,
the window below will appear.
Do you want the disk image to be duplicated to another? (Yes/No)
Y - Create and Duplicate
N - Create Only
2.
Press “N” for the Create Only option.
3.
A window will appear almost immediately confirming that your Security array has been
created. Press any key to reboot the system
Array has been created.
<Press Any Key to Reboot>
Adding Fault Tolerance to an Existing Drive
This motherboard will create a mirrored array using an existing system drive with data. You must
assign the existing drive and another drive of same or larger capacity to the Mirroring array. The
BIOS will send the existing data to the new blank drive.
WARNING: Backup any necessary data before proceeding. Failure to follow this
accepted PC practice could result in data loss.
WARNING: If you wish to include your current bootable drive using the Windows
NT 4.x or Windows 2000 operating system as part of a bootable Mirrored (RAID
1) array on your system, do NOT connect the hard drive to the system controller
yet. You MUST install the Windows NT4 or 2000 driver software first (see Raid
Manual of the TUCD) to this drive while it is still attached to your existing hard drive controller.
For all other Operating Systems, proceed here.
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After assigning the drives to a Mirroring array, press <Ctrl-Y> keys to Save your selection. The
window below will appear.
Do you want the disk image to be duplicated to another? (Yes/No)
Y - Create and Duplicate
N - Create Only
1.
Press “Y” for the Create and Duplicate option. The window below will appear asking you to
select the Source drive to use. FastBuild will copy all data from the Source drive to the
Target drive.
Channel:ID
Source Disk
Drive Model
Capacity (MB)
Channel:ID
Target Disk
Drive Model
Capacity (MB)
[Please Select A Source Disk]
Channel:ID
Drive Model
1 :Master QUANTUMCR8.4A
8063
2 :Master QUANTUMCR8.4A
8063
[↑] Up [↓]
2.
[ESC] Exit
Capacity (MB)
[Ctrl-Y] Save
Use the arrow keys to choose which drive contains the existing data to be
copied.
WARNING: All target drive data will be erased. Make sure you choose the correct
drive.
3.
Press [Ctrl-Y] keys to Save selection and start duplication. The following confirmation
screen will appear.
Start to duplicate the image . . .
Do you want to continue? (Yes/No)
Y – Continue N - Abort
4.
Select “Y” to continue. If you choose “N” , you will be returned to step 1.
5.
Once “Y” is selected, the following progress screen will appear. The process will take a few
minutes.
Please Wait While Duplicating The Image
10% Complete
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6.
Once mirroring is complete, the following screen will appear confirming that your Security
array has been created. Press any key to reboot the system
Array has been created.
<Press Any Key to Reboot>
Making a Disk Array Bootable
WARNING: In order for you to boot from an array on the system, your PC or
server must be configured in the CMOS Setup to use the system as a bootable
device (versus the onboard controller). This option is not available if the system is
being used as a secondary controller.
1.
Once you have returned to the Define Array Menu window (below), you will see the array(s)
you have created. You now may use the menu to select which previously-defined array will
be used as the bootable array.
FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx DELL (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.
[ Define Array Menu ]
*
Array No
Array 1
RAID Mode
Stripe
Total Drv
2
Capacity(MB)
13044
Status
Functional
Note: * — Bootable Array
[↑] Up [↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
[Space] Change Boot Drive
2.
Highlight the array which you want to boot from using the [↑] Up [↓] Down keys.
3.
Press the [Space] bar key.
4.
An * asterisk will appear next to the array number indicating it as bootable. The system will
now recognize this array as the first array seen
5.
The system will then use this bootable array as the (fixed) boot C: drive.
NOTE: The bootable array must contain your configured operating system.
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How Orders Arrays
During startup, the disk arrays on the motherboard are recognized in this order: 1) The array set
to bootable in the FastBuildTM Setup, and 2) the Array number (i.e. Array 0, Array 1…).
This would be involved in determining which drive letters will be assigned to each disk array.
How Saves Array Information
All disk array data is saved into the reserved sector on each array member. We suggests that
users record their disk array information for future reference.
Another feature of the motherboard disk array system is to recognize drive members even if
drives are moved between different motherboard connectors(IDE3&IDE4). Since each drive’s
array data identifies itself to the array, it is possible to move or swap drives without modifying the
array setup. This is valuable when adding drives, or during a rebuild.
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Deleting An Array
The Delete Array <4> Menu option allows for deletion of disk array assignments. This is not the
same as deleting data from the drives themselves. If you delete an array by accident (and
before it has been used again), the array can normally be recovered by defining the array
identically as the deleted array.
WARNING: Deleting an existing disk array could result in its data loss. Make
sure to record all array information including the array type, the disk members,
and stripe block size in case you wish to undo a deletion.
FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.
[ Delete Array Menu ]
Array No
Array 1
Array 2
Array 3
Array 4
RAID Mode
Mirror
Stripe
Stripe
——
Total Drv
2
1
1
——
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
Capacity(MB)
8063
8063
8063
——
Status
Functional
Functional
Functional
——
[Del] Delete
1.
To delete an array, highlight the Array you wish to delete and press the [Del] key.
2.
The View Array Definition menu will appear (see below) showing which drives are
assigned to this array.
FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.
[ Define Array Menu ]
Array No
Array 1
RAID Mode
Mirror
Stripe Block:
64 KB
Total Drv
2
Capacity(MB)
8063
Status
Functional
[ Drive Assignments ]
Channel:ID
Drive Model
1 : MasterQUANTUMCR8.4A
8063
2 : MasterQUANTUMCR8.4A
8063
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Capacity (MB)
Y
Y
Assignment
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3.
Confirm yes to the following warning message with the <Ctrl-Y> key to continue array
deletion:
Are you sure you want to delete this array?
Press Ctrl-Y to Delete, others to Abort
4.
After deleting the array, you should create a new array using Auto Setup or the Define
Array menu from the FastBuild Main Menu.
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Rebuilding A Mirrored Array
The Rebuild Array <5> Menu option is necessary to recover from an error in a mirrored disk
array. You will receive an error message when booting your system from the BIOS.
NOTE: Drives MUST be replaced if they contain any physical errors.
Follow these steps BEFORE using the Rebuild Array menu option:
1.
On bootup, the system Startup BIOS will display an error message identifying which drive
has failed.
2.
Press <Ctrl-F> keys to enter FastBuild Main Menu.
3.
Select submenu Define Array <3>.
4.
Select the failed array and identify the Channel and ID of the failed drive.
5.
Power off and physically remove the failed drive.
6.
Replace the drive with an identical model.
7.
Reboot the system and enter the FastBuild Main Menu.
8.
Select the <5> Rebuild Array option. The following screen will appear.
FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.
[ Rebuild Array Menu ]
Array No
Array 1
Array 2
Array 3
Array 4
RAID Mode
Mirror
Stripe
Stripe
——
Total Drv
2
1
1
——
Capacity(MB)
16126
8063
8063
——
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down
9.
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
Highlight the array whose Status is “Critical”.
10. Press [Enter]. The following screen will then appear (see next page).
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Critical
Functional
Functional
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FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.
[ Rebuild Array Menu ]
Array No
Array 2
RAID Mode
Mirror
Total Drv
2
Status
Critical
Stripe Block: Not Available
[ Select Drive for Rebuild ]
Channel:ID
1 : Slave
Drive Model
QUANTUMCR8.4A
Capacity (MB)
8063
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
11. Under [Select Drive for Rebuild], highlight the replacement drive.
12. Press [Enter] and confirm that the data will be copied on to the selected drive. All data on
the replacement drive will be written over with mirrored information from the array drive. A
progress bar will appear as below.
Please Wait While Duplicating The Image
10% Complete
13. Once the rebuild process is complete, the user will be asked to reboot the system.
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Viewing Controller Settings
The Controller Configuration <6> menu selection allows you to enable or disable the BIOS from
halting (the default) if it detects an error on boot up. You may also view the system resources
(Interrupt and I/O port address) of data channels.
FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.
[ Adapter Configuration - Options ]
Halt On Error:
Enable
[ System Resources Configuration ]
Channel 1 (IDE1)
Channel 2 (IDE2)
Interrupt : A I/O Port : FFF0
Interrupt : A I/O Port : FFA8
[ Keys Available ]
[←, →, Space] Change Option
[ESC] Exit
Halting BIOS On Bootup Errors
The [Adapter Configuration – Options] section allows you to enable or disable The system to
Halt operation at the BIOS startup screen should an error be detected. This is the only option
that can be changed on this screen.
Viewing System Resources
The [System Resources Configuration] section of this submenu displays the PCI slot interrupt
and port address used by the system. The resources used are determined by the Mainboard
PCI PnP BIOS for the PCI slot in which the system resides.
In the rare case that there is a resource conflict, refer to the Mainboard BIOS documentation on
changes on resources allocated to the system PCI slot.
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Memory Installation
The motherboard has 3 dual inline memory module (DIMM) sockets. The BIOS will automatically
detects memory type and size. To install the memory module, just push it vertically into the
DIMM Slot .The DIMM module can only fit in one direction due to the two notch. Memory size
can vary between sockets.
Install memory in any combination table:
DIMM
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
DIMM 3
168-pin SDRAM DIMM Modules
Supports 16 / 32 / 64 / 128 / 256 / 512 MB
Supports 16 / 32 / 64 / 128 / 256 / 512 MB
Supports 16 / 32 / 64 /128 / 256 / 512 MB
★Total System Memory (Max 1.5GB)
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X 1 pcs
X 1 pcs
X 1 pcs
BIOS Setup
Page Index for BIOS Setup
The Main Menu
Standard CMOS Setup
BIOS Features Setup
Chipset Features Setup
Power Management Setup
PNP/ PCI Configuration
Load BIOS Defaults
Load Setup Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Hardware Monitor
Supervisor Password / User Password
IDE HDD Auto Detection
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
Page
P.72
P.74
P.77
P.79
P.83
P.86
P.88
P.89
P.90
P.94
P.95
P.96
P.97
P.98
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BIOS Setup
BIOS Setup is an overview of the BIOS Setup Interface. The interface allows users to modify the
basic system configuration, which is stored in battery-backed CMOS RAM so that it retains the
Setup information can be retained when the power is turned off.
ENTERING SETUP
Power ON the computer and press <Del> immediately will allow you to enter Setup. If
unsuccessful, you can restart the system and try again by pressing the "RESET" bottom on the
system case. You may also restart by simultaneously pressing <Ctrl> − <Alt>− <Del> keys.
CONTROL KEYS
<↑>
<↓>
<←>
<→>
<Esc>
<+/PgUp>
<-/PgDn>
<F1>
<F2>
<F3>
<F4>
<F5>
<F6>
<F7>
<F8>
<F9>
<F10>
Move to previous item
Move to next item
Move to the item in the left hand
Move to the item in the right hand
Main Menu - Quit and not save changes into CMOS
Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu - Exit current page
and return to Main Menu
Increase the numeric value or make changes
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup
Menu
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for Option Page
Setup Menu
Load the default CMOS value from BIOS default table, only for Option
Page Setup Menu
Load the Setup Defaults.
Reserved
Reserved
Save all the CMOS changes, only for Main Menu
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GETTING HELP
Main Menu
The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Status Page Setup Menu / Option Page Setup Menu
Press F1 to pop up a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and the
possible selections for the highlighted item. To exit the Help Window press <Esc>.
The Main Menu
Once you enter AMI BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu (Figure 1) will appear on the
screen. The Main Menu allows you to select from nine setup functions and two exit choices. Use
arrow keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter the sub-menu.
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.23
( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
HARDWARE MONITOR SETUP
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
USER PASSWORD
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION
IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION
LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS
SAVE & EXIT SETUP
LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
ESC : Quit
(Shift) F2 : Change Color
F5 : Old Values
↑↓←→ : Select Item
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults
F7: Load Setup Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type, …
Figure 1: Main Menu
• Standard CMOS Setup
This setup page includes all the adjustable items in standard compatible BIOS.
• BIOS Features Setup
This setup page includes all the adjustable items of AMI special enhanced features.
• Chipset Features Setup
This setup page includes all the adjustable items of chipset special features.
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• Power Management Setup
This setup page includes all the adjustable items of Green function features.
• PnP/PCI Configurations
This setup page includes all the adjustable configurations of PCI & PnP ISA resources.
• Load BIOS Defaults
Load BIOS Defaults option loads preset system parameter values to set the system in its
most stable configurations.
• Load Setup Defaults
Load Setup Defaults option loads preset system parameter values to set the system in its
highest performance configurations.
• Integrated Peripherals
This setup page includes all onboard peripherals.
• Hardware Monitor Setup
This setup page is auto detect fan and temperature status.
• Set Supervisor Password
Set Change or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system and/or BIOS
setup.
• Set User Password
Set Change or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system.
• IDE HDD auto detection
Automatically configure hard disk parameters.
• Save & Exit Setup
Save CMOS value settings to CMOS and exit setup.
• Exit Without Saving
Abandon all CMOS value changes and exit setup.
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Standard CMOS Setup
The items in Standard CMOS Setup Menu (Figure 2) are divided into 9 categories. Each
category includes none, one or more than one setup items. Use the arrows to highlight the item
and then use the <PgUp> or <PgDn> keys to select the value in each item.
AMIBIOS SETUP – STANDARD CMOS SETUP
( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Date (mm/dd/yyyy) : Tue Jan 25, 2000
Time (hh/mm/ss) : 10:36:24
TYPE
SIZE CYLS
Pri Master
Pri Slave
Sec Master
Sec Slave
:
:
:
:
HEAD
PRECOMP
LANDZ SECTOR
MODE
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Floppy Drive A: 1.44 MB 3 ½
Floppy Drive B: Not Installed
Base Memory : 640 Kb
Other Memory: 384 Kb
Extended Memory: 30Mb
Total Memory: 31Mb
Boot Sector Virus Protection : Disabled
Month: Jan – Dec
Day:
01 – 31
Year : 1990– 2099
ESC : Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
PU/PD/+/– : Modify
(Shift)F2 : Color
Figure 2: Standard CMOS Setup
• Date
The date format is <Week> <Month> <Day>, <Year>.
Week
Month
Day
Year
The week, from Sun to Sat, determined by the BIOS and is display-only
The month, Jan. Through Dec.
The day, from 1 to 31 (or the maximum allowed in the month)
The year, from 1990 through 2099
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• Time
The times format in <hour> <minute> <second>. The time is calculated base on the
24-hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00.
• Primary Master / Slave , Secondary Master / Slave
The category identifies the type of hard disk from drive C to F that has been installed in the
computer. There are two settings: Auto, and Manual. Manual: HDD type is user-definable;
Auto will automatically detect HDD type.
Note that the specifications of your drive must match with the drive table. The hard disk will
not work properly if you enter improper information for this category.
If you select User Type, related information will be asked to enter to the following items.
Enter the information directly from the keyboard and press <Enter>. Such information
should be provided in the documentation form your hard disk vendor or the system
manufacturer.
CYLS.
Number of cylinders
HEADS
number of heads
PRECOMP
write precomp
LANDZONE
Landing zone
SECTORS
number of sectors
If a hard disk has not been installed select NONE and press <Enter>.
• Floppy Drive A / Drive B
The category identifies the type of floppy disk drive A or drive B that has been installed in
the computer.
None
360K, 5.25 in.
1.2M, 5.25 in.
720K, 3.5 in.
1.44M, 3.5 in.
2.88M, 3.5 in.
No floppy drive installed
5.25 inch PC-type standard drive; 360K byte capacity.
5.25 inch AT-type high-density drive; 1.2M byte capacity (3.5 inch
when 3 Mode is Enabled).
3.5 inch double-sided drive; 720K byte capacity
3.5 inch double-sided drive; 1.44M byte capacity.
3.5 inch double-sided drive; 2.88M byte capacity.
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• Boot Sector Virus Protection
If it is set to enable, the category will flash on the screen when there is any attempt to write
to the boot sector or partition table of the hard disk drive. The system will halt and the
following error message will appear in the mean time. You can run anti-virus program to
locate the problem.
Enabled
Disabled
Activate automatically when the system boots up causing a warning
message to appear when anything attempts to access the boot sector or
hard disk partition table
No warning message to appear when anything attempts to access the
boot sector or hard disk partition table. (Default Value)
• Memory
The category is display-only which is determined by POST (Power On Self Test) of the
BIOS.
Base Memory
The POST of the BIOS will determine the amount of base (or conventional)
memory installed in the system.
The value of the base memory is typically 512 K for systems with 512 K
memory installed on the motherboard, or 640 K for systems with 640 K or more
memory installed on the motherboard.
Extended Memory
The BIOS determines how much extended memory is present during the POST.
This is the amount of memory located above 1 MB in the CPU's memory
address map.
Other Memory
This refers to the memory located in the 640 K to 1024 K address space. This is
memory that can be used for different applications.
DOS uses this area to load device drivers to keep as much base memory free
for application programs. Most use for this area is Shadow RAM
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BIOS Features Setup
AMIBIOS SETUP – BIOS FEATURES SETUP
( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
1st Boot Device
Floppy
2nd Boot Device
IDE-0
3rd Boot Device
CDROM
S.M.A.R.T. for Hard Disks
Disabled
BootUp Num-Lock
On
Floppy Drive Seek
Enabled
Password Check
Setup
ESC : Quit
↑↓→ ←: Select Item
F1 : Help
PU/PD+/-/ : Modify
F5 :Old Values
(Shift)F2:Color
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults
F7 : Load SETUP Defaults
Figure 3: BIOS Features Setup
• 1st / 2nd / 3rd Boot Device
Floppy
ZIP A: / LS-120
CDROM
SCSI
NETWORK
IDE-0~IDE-3
Disabled
USB FDD
ATAPI ZIP C:
RAID / ATA100
Set your boot device priority to Floppy.
Set your boot device priority to ZIP A: / LS-120.
Set your boot device priority to CDROM.
Set your boot device priority to SCSI.
Set your boot device priority to NETWORK.
Set your boot device priority to IDE-0~IDE-3.
Disable this function.
Set your boot device priority to USB FDD.
Set your boot device priority to ATAPI ZIP C:.
Set your boot device priority to RAID/ATA100.
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• S.M.A.R.T. for Hard Disks
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled S.M.A.R.T. Hard for Disks.
Disable S.M.A.R.T. Hard for Disks. (Default Value)
• Boot Up Num-Lock
On
Off
Keypad is number keys. (Default Value)
Keypad is arrow keys.
• Floppy Drive Seek
During POST, BIOS will determine if the floppy disk drive installed is 40 or 80 tracks. 360
type is 40 tracks while 720 , 1.2 and 1.44 are all 80 tracks.
Enabled
Disabled
BIOS searches for floppy disk drive to determine if it is 40 or 80 tracks.
Note that BIOS can not tell from 720, 1.2 or 1.44 drive type as they are
all 80 tracks. (Default Value)
BIOS will not search for the type of floppy disk drive by track number.
Note that there will not be any warning message if the drive installed is
360.
• Password Check
Always
Setup
The user must enter correct password in order to access the system
and/or BIOS Setup.
The user must enter correct password in order to access the system.
(Default value)
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Chipset Features Setup
AMIBIOS SETUP – CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
*********DRAM Timing***
Top Performance
Disabled
CAS# Drive
DRAM Frequency
100MHz
RAS# Drive
SDRAM CAS# Latency
3
AGP Mode
AGP Comp. Driving
Manual AGP Comp. Driving
AGP Aperture Size
PCI Delay Transaction
USB Controller
USB Legacy Support
BIOS Flash Protection
DRAM Drive Strength
MD Bus Strength
CAS Bus Strength
Delay DRAM Read Latch
Memory Data Drive
SDRAM Command Drive
Memory Address Drive
4X
Auto
DB
64MB
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Auto
High
High
1.0ns
8 mA
24 mA
24 mA
12 mA
24 mA
ESC : Quit
↑↓→ ←: Select Item
F1 : Help
PU/PD+/-/ : Modify
F5 :Old Values
(Shift)F2:Color
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults
F7 : Load SETUP Defaults
Figure 4: Chipset Features Setup
• Top Performance
If you wish to maximize the performance of your system, set “Top Performance”
to “Enabled”.
Disabled
Enabled
Disable Top Performance. (Default Value)
Top Performance Enabled.
• DRAM Frequency
100MHz
133MHz
Set DRAM Frequency to 100MHz. (Default Value)
Set DRAM Frequency to 133MHz.
• SDRAM CAS# Latency
2
3
Auto
For Fastest SDRAM DIMM module.
For Slower SDRAM DIMM module. (Default Value)
Detect SDRAM CAS# Latency by SPD.
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• AGP Mode
4X
1X
2X
Set AGP Mode to 4X. (Default Value)
Set AGP Mode to 1X.
Set AGP Mode to 2X.
• AGP Comp. Driving
Auto
Set AGP Comp. Driving to Auto. (Default Value)
Manual
Set AGP Comp. Driving to Manual.
If AGP Comp. Driving is Manual.
Manual AGP Comp. Driving : 00~FF
• AGP Aperture Size
4MB
8MB
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
256MB
Set AGP Aperture Size to 4MB.
Set AGP Aperture Size to 8 MB.
Set AGP Aperture Size to 16 MB.
Set AGP Aperture Size to 32 MB.
Set AGP Aperture Size to 64 MB. (Default Value)
Set AGP Aperture Size to 128 MB.
Set AGP Aperture Size to 256 MB.
• PCI Delay Transaction
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled Delay Transaction. (Default Value)
Disable Delay Transaction.
• USB Controller
Enabled
Disabled
Enable USB Controller. (Default Value)
Disable USB Controller.
• USB Legacy Support
Keyboard/FDD
KB/Mouse/FDD
Disabled
Set USB Legacy Support Keyboard / Floppy.
Set USB Legacy Support Keyboard / Mouse /Floppy.
Disable USB Legacy Support Function. (Default Value)
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• BIOS Flash Protection
Enabled
Disabled
BIOS Flash Write Protection.
Normal. (Default Value)
• DRAM Drive Strength
Auto
Manual
•
Set DRAM Drive Strength Auto. (Default Value)
Set DRAM Drive Strength Manual.
If DRAM Drive Strength is Manual, then you can adjust item below.
MD Bus Strength
High
Low
Set MD Bus Strength High. (Default Value)
Set MD Bus Strength Low.
• CAS Bus Strength
High
Low
Set CAS Bus Strength High. (Default Value)
Set CAS Bus Strength Low.
• Delay DRAM Read Latch
1.0ns
1.5ns
0.5ns
No delay
Set DRAM Read Latch Delay 1.0ns. (Default Value)
Set DRAM Read Latch Delay 1.5ns.
Set DRAM Read Latch Delay 0.5ns.
Set DRAM Read Latch No delay.
• Memory Data Drive
6 mA
8 mA
Set Memory Data Drive 6 mA.
Set Memory Data Drive 8 mA. (Default Value)
• SDRAM Command Drive
16 mA
24 mA
Set SDRAM Command Drive 16 mA.
Set SDRAM Command Drive 24 mA. (Default Value)
• Memory Address Drive
16 mA
24 mA
Set Memory Address Drive 16 mA.
Set Memory Address Drive 24 mA. (Default Value)
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• CAS# Drive
8 mA
12 mA
Set CAS# Drive 8 mA.
Set CAS# Drive 12 mA. (Default Value)
• RAS# Drive
16 mA
24 mA
Set RAS# Drive 16 mA.
Set RAS# Drive 24 mA. (Default Value)
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Power Management Setup
AMIBIOS SETUP – POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
ACPI Sleep Type
USB Dev Wakeup From S3-S5
Suspend Time Out(Minute)
Display Activity
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
IRQ13
IRQ14
IRQ15
Soft-Off by Power Button
System after AC Back
Modem Use IRQ
Resume On Ring/LAN
PME Event Wake Up
Resume On RTC Alarm
S1/POS
Disabled
Disabled
Ignore
Monitor
Monitor
Ignore
Monitor
Ignore
Ignore
Ignore
Ignore
RTC Alarm Date
RTC Alarm Hour
RTC Alarm Minute
RTC Alarm Second
Monitor
Ignore
Instant-Off
ESC : Quit
↑↓→ ←: Select Item
F1 : Help
PU/PD+/-/ : Modify
F5 :Old Values
(Shift)F2:Color
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults
F7 : Load SETUP Defaults
Soft-Off
4
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Figure 5: Power Management Setup
• ACPI Sleep Type
S1/POS
S3/STR
•
Set ACPI sleep type to S1. (Default Value)
Set ACPI sleep type to S3.
USB Dev Wakeup From S3-S5
Enabled
Disabled
Every Day
00
00
00
Enable USB Device Wakeup From S3-S5.
Disable USB Device Wakeup From S3-S5. (Default Value)
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• Suspend Time Out (Minute.)
Disabled
1~60
Disable Suspend Time Out Function. (Default Value)
Set the timer to enter Suspend Time Out .
• Display Activity
Ignore
Monitor
Ignore Display Activity. (Default Value)
Monitor Display Activity.
• IRQ 3~IRQ15
Ignore
Monitor
Ignore IRQ3 ~IRQ15.
Monitor IRQ3~IRQ15.
• Soft-off by Power Button
Instant-off
Delay 4 sec
Soft switch ON/OFF for POWER ON/OFF. (Default Value)
Soft switch on 4sec for power OFF.
• System after AC Back Function
Memory
Soft-Off
Full-On
•
This function depends on computer status.
Set System Soft-Off Status. (Default Value)
Set System Full-On Status.
Modem USE IRQ
3, 4, (Default Value) 5, 7, N/A
•
Resume On Ring / LAN
Disabled
Enabled
•
Disable Resume On Ring / LAN.
Enable Resume On Ring / LAN. (Default Value)
PME Event Wake Up
Disabled
Enabled
Disable PME Event Wake Up.
Enable PME Event Wake Up. (Default Value)
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• Resume On RTC Alarm
You can set “Resume On RTC Alarm” item to enabled and key in Data/time to power on
system.
Disabled
Enabled
Disable this function. (Default Value)
Enable alarm function to POWER ON system.
If the “Resume On RTC Alarm” is Enabled.
RTC Alarm Date :
RTC Alarm Hour:
RTC Alarm Minute :
RTC Alarm Second :
Every Day, 1~31
0~23
0~59
0~59
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PnP/PCI Configurations
AMIBIOS SETUP – PNP / PCI CONFIGURATION
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PnP OS Installed
No
Reset Configuration Data
No
VGA Boot from
AGP
Disabled
PCI AGP Palette Snoop
PnP
DMA Channel 0
DMA Channel 1
PnP
DMA Channel 3
PnP
PnP
DMA Channel 5
PnP
DMA Channel 6
PnP
DMA Channel 7
IRQ 3
PCI/PnP
IRQ 4
PCI/PnP
IRQ 5
PCI/PnP
IRQ 7
PCI/PnP
IRQ 9
PCI/PnP
IRQ 10
PCI/PnP
ESC: Quit
↑↓→ ←: Select Item
IRQ 11
PCI/PnP
F1 : Help
PU/PD+/-/ : Modify
IRQ 14
PCI/PnP
F5 :Old Values (Shift)F2:Color
IRQ 15
PCI/PnP
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults
F7 : Load SETUP Defaults
Figure 6: PnP/PCI Configuration
• PnP OS Installed
Yes
No
Enable PNP OS Installed function.
Disable PNP OS Installed function. (Default Value)
• Reset Configuration Data
No
Yes
•
Disable this function. (Default Value)
Clear PnP information in ESCD & update DMI data.
VGA Boot From
AGP
PCI
Primary Graphics Adapter From AGP. (Default Value)
Primary Graphics Adapter From PCI.
• PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
Enabled
Disabled
For having Video Card on ISA Bus and VGA Card on PCI Bus.
For VGA Card only. (Default Value)
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• DMA Channel ( 0,1,3,5,6,7 )
ISA/ EISA
PnP
The resource is used by Legacy ISA device.
The resource is used by PnP device.
• IRQ ( 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,14,15 )
ISA/ EISA
PCI / PnP
The resource is used by Legacy ISA device.
The resource is used by PCI/ PnP device.
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Load BIOS Defaults
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.23
( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
HARDWARE MONITOR SETUP
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
USER PASSWORD
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION
IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION
LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS
SAVE & EXIT SETUP
LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
Load BIOS Defaults (Y/N)? N
ESC : Quit
(Shift) F2 : Change Color
F5 : Old Values
↑↓→← : Select Item
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults
F7: Load Setup Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
Load BIOS Default except Standard CMOS Setup
Figure 7: Load BIOS Defaults
•
Load BIOS Defaults
Load BIOS defaults contain the most appropriate system parameter values of to configure
the system to achieve maximum stability.
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Load Setup Defaults
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.23
( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
HARDWARE MONITOR SETUP
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
USER PASSWORD
Load SETUP Defaults
(Y/N)?
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION
IDE HDD
AUTONDETECTION
LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS
SAVE & EXIT SETUP
LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
ESC : Quit
(Shift) F2 : Change Color
F5 : Old Values
↑↓→← : Select Item
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults
F7: Load Setup Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
Load Setup Default except Standard CMOS Setup
Figure 8: Load Setup Defaults
•
Load Setup Defaults
Load Setup defaults contain the most appropriate system parameter values to configure the
system to achieve maximum performance.
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Integrated Peripherals
AMIBIOS SETUP – INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
OnBoard Serial Port A
Auto
Auto
OnBoard Serial Port B
Normal
Serial PortB Mode
N/A
ÂDuplex Mode
Auto
OnBoard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
ECP
Parallel Port DMA
Auto
Parallel Port IRQ
Auto
AC97 Audio
Auto
MC97 Modem
Auto
♦OnBoard Legacy Audio
♦Sound Blaster
♦SB I/O Base Address
♦SB IRQ Select
♦SB DMA Select
♦MPU-401
♦MPU-401 I/O Address
♦Game Port(200h-207h)
Enabled
Disabled
220h-22Fh
5
1
Disabled
330h-333h
Enabled
ESC: Quit
↑↓→ ←: Select Item
F1 : Help
PU/PD+/-/ : Modify
F5 :Old Values
(Shift)F2:Color
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults
F7 : Load SETUP Defaults
Figure 9: Integrated Peripherals
ÂThis items will be available when ”Serial PortB Mode” is set to IrDA or ASK IR.
♦These eight items will be shown when there are only AC’97 CODEC sound.
• On Board Serial Port A
Auto
3F8/COM1
2F8/COM2
3E8/COM3
2E8/COM4
Disabled
BIOS will automatically setup the port A address. (Default Value)
Enable on Board Serial port A and address to 3F8.
Enable on Board Serial port A and address to 2F8.
Enable on Board Serial port A and address to 3E8.
Enable on Board Serial port A and address to 2E8.
Disable on Board Serial port A.
• On Board Serial Port B
Auto
3F8/COM1
2F8/COM2
3E8/COM3
2E8/COM4
Disabled
BIOS will automatically setup the port B address. (Default Value)
Enable on Board Serial port B and address to 3F8.
Enable on Board Serial port B and address to 2F8.
Enable on Board Serial port B and address to 3E8.
Enable on Board Serial port B and address to 2E8.
Disable on Board Serial port B.
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• Serial Port B Mode
Normal operation. (Default Value)
Onboard I/O chip supports IRDA
Onboard I/O chip supports ASK IR.
Normal
IrDA
ASK IR
• Duplex Mode
IR Function Duplex Half.
Disable this function. (Default Value)
IR Function Duplex Full.
Half Duplex
N/A
Full Duplex
• On Board Parallel port
378
278
3BC
Auto
Disabled
Enable On Board LPT port and address to 378.
Enable On Board LPT port and address to 278.
Enable On Board LPT port and address to 3BC.
Set On Board LPT port to Auto. (Default Value)
Disable On Board LPT port.
• Parallel Port Mode
EPP
ECP
Normal
EPP+ECP
Using Parallel port as Enhanced Parallel Port.
Using Parallel port as Extended Capabilities Port. (Default Value)
Normal Operation.
Using Parallel port as Enhanced Parallel Port & Extended Capabilities
Port.
• Parallel Port DMA
Auto
3
1
0
Set Auto to parallel port mode DMA Channel. (Default Value)
Set Parallel Port DMA to 3.
Set Parallel Port DMA to 1.
Set Parallel Port DMA to 0.
• Parallel Port IRQ
7
Auto
5
Set Parallel Port IRQ to 7.
Set Auto to parallel Port IRQ DMA Channel. (Default Value)
Set Parallel Port IRQ to 5.
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• AC97 Audio
Auto
Disabled
Enabled On Board AC’97 Audio. (Default Value)
Disable On Board AC’97 Audio.
• MC97 Modem
Auto
Disabled
Enable On Board MC’97 Modem. (Default Value)
Disable On Board MC’97 Modem.
• OnBoard Legacy Audio
Enabled
Disabled
Enable OnBoard Legacy Audio. (Default Value)
Disable OnBoard Legacy Audio.
• Sound Blaster
Enabled
Disabled
Enable Sound Blaster.
Disable Sound Blaster. (Default Value)
• SB I/O Base Address
220h-22Fh
280h-28Fh
260h-26Fh
240h-24Fh
Set SB I/O Base Address to 220h-22Fh. (Default Value)
Set SB I/O Base Address to 280h-28Fh.
Set SB I/O Base Address to 260h-26Fh.
Set SB I/O Base Address to 240h-24Fh.
• SB IRQ Select
IRQ 5 / 7 / 9 / 10. (Default Value: 5 )
• SB DMA Select
DMA 0 / 1 / 2/ 3. (Default Value: 1 )
• MPU-401
Enabled
Disabled
Enable MPU-401.
Disable MPU-401. (Default Value)
Ps. When Force Feedback joystick is used, MPU-401 needs to be Enable.
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• MPU-401 I/O Address
330h-333h
300h-303h
310h-313h
320h-323h
Set MPU-401 I/O Address to 330h-333h. (Default Value)
Set MPU-401 I/O Address to 300h-303h.
Set MPU-401 I/O Address to 310h-313h.
Set MPU-401 I/O Address to 320h-323h.
• Game Port (200h-207h)
Disabled
Enabled
Disable Game Port (200h-207h).
Enable Game Port (200h-207h). (Default Value)
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Hardware Monitor
AMIBIOS SETUP – HARDWARE MONITOR SETUP
( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
System Temperature
CPU Fan Speed
System Fan Speed
Vcore
Vdd
Vcc3
+5.000V
+12.000V
32°C/89°F
32°C/89°F
7123 RPM
0 RPM
1.76 V
3.33 V
3. 27 V
4.97 V
12.18 V
ESC: Quit
↑↓→ ←: Select Item
F1 : Help
PU/PD+/-/ : Modify
F5 :Old Values (Shift)F2:Color
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults
F7 : Load Setup Defaults
Figure 10: Hardware Monitor
•
CPU Temperature (°°C / °F)
Detect CPU Temperature automatically.
•
System Temperature (°°C / °F)
Detect System Temperature automatically.
• CPU Fan Speed
Detect CPU Fan speed status automatically.
•
System Fan Speed
Detect System Fan speed status automatically.
• Current Voltage (V) Vcore / Vdd / Vcc3 / +5V / +12V
Detect system’s voltage status automatically.
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Set Supervisor / User Password
When you select this function, the following message will appear at the center of the screen to
assist you in creating a password.
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.23
( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
HARDWARE MONITOR SETUP
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
USER PASSWORD
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATIONEnter new supervisor
IDE HDDpassword:
AUTO DETECTION
LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS
SAVE & EXIT SETUP
LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
ESC : Quit
(Shift) F2 : Change Color
F5 : Old Values
↑↓→← : Select Item
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults
F7: Load Setup Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
Chang /Set /Disabled Password
Figure 11: Password Setting
Type the password, up to six characters, and press <Enter>. You will be asked to confirm the
password. Type the password again and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the
selection and not enter a password.
To disable password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter password. A message
“PASSWORD DISABLED” will appear to confirm the password being disabled. Once the
password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup freely.
The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify two separate passwords: a SUPERVISOR
PASSWORD and a USER PASSWORD. When disabled, anyone may access all BIOS Setup
program function. When enabled, the Supervisor password is required for entering the BIOS
Setup program and having full configuration fields, the User password is required to access only
basic items.
If you select “System” at “Password Check” in BIOS Features Setup Menu, you will be
prompted for the password every time the system is rebooted or any time you try to enter Setup
Menu.
If you select “Setup” at “Password Check” in BIOS Features Setup Menu, you will be prompted
only when you try to enter Setup.
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IDE HDD AUTO Detection
AMIBIOS SETUP – STANDARD CMOS SETUP
( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Date (mm/dd/yyyy) : Tue Jan 25, 2000
Time (hh/mm/ss) : 10:36:24
TYPE
SIZE CYLS HEAD
PRECOMP
LANDZ SECTOR
MODE
Pri Master : Not Installed
Pri Slave : Not Installed
Sec Master : Not Installed
Sec Slave : Not Installed
Floppy Drive A: 1.44 MB 3 ½
Floppy Drive B: Not Installed
Base Memory : 640 Kb
Other Memory: 384 Kb
Extended Memory: 31Mb
Total Memory: 32Mb
Boot Sector Virus Protection : Disabled
Month: Jan – Dec
Day:
01 – 31
Year : 1990– 2099
ESC : Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
PU/PD/+/– : Modify
(Shift)F2
: Color
Figure 12: IDE HDD Auto Detection
Type "Y" will accept the H.D.D. parameter reported by BIOS.
Type "N" will keep the old H.D.D. parameter setup. If the hard disk cylinder number is over 1024,
then the user can select LBA mode or LARGER mode for DOS partition larger than 528 MB.
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Save & Exit Setup
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.23
( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
HARDWARE MONITOR SETUP
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
USER PASSWORD
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION
IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION
SAVE to CMOS and EXIT(Y/N)? Y
LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS
SAVE & EXIT SETUP
LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
ESC : Quit
(Shift) F2 : Change Color
F5 : Old Values
↑↓→← : Select Item
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults
F7: Load Setup Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
Save Data to CMOS & Exit Setup
Figure 13: Save & Exit Setup
Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility and save the user setup value to RTC CMOS.
Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.
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Exit Without Saving
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.23
( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
HARDWARE MONITOR SETUP
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
USER PASSWORD
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION
IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION
LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS
Quit without saving (Y/N) ? N
SAVE & EXIT SETUP
LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
ESC : Quit
(Shift) F2 : Change Color
F5 : Old Values
↑↓→← : Select Item
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults
F7: Load Setup Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
Abandon all Datas & Exit Setup
Figure 14: Exit Without Saving
Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility without saving to RTC CMOS.
Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.
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Appendix
Appendix A : VIA KT133 Chipsets Driver Installation
A.VIA 4 in 1 Service Pack Utility:
Insert the support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM driver or
double –click the CD driver icon in My Computer to bring up the screen.
1.Click “VIA 4in 1 Service Pack
Utility” item.
(2)
(1)
3.Click “Next”.
2.Click “Yes”.
(4)
(3)
4.Click “Next”.
5.Click “Next”.
(6)
(5)
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7.Click “Next”.
6.Click “Next”.
(8)
(7)
10.Click “Finish” to
restart computer.
9.Click “Next”.
(10)
(9)
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Appendix B: Creative Sound Driver Installation
Insert the support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM driver or
double –click the CD driver icon in My Computer to bring up the screen.
Audio
2.Click “OK”.
1.Click “Creative 5880 Sound
Driver”.
(2)
(1)
3.Click “Yes”.
4.Click “Yes”.
(3)
(4)
6.Click”Next”
5.Click “Next”.
(6)
(5)
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7.Click here.
8.Click”Next”
(8)
(7)
9.Click “Finish” to
restart computer.
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Appendix C: Promise PCI Device Installation
A. Promise ATA100 Driver Installation:
Insert the support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM driver or
double –click the CD driver icon in My Computer to bring up the screen.
2. Refer “Driver Information” to
setup your system.
1.Click “Promise PCI Device..”.
(2)
(1)
3.Click “Control Panel”.
4.Click “System”.
(4)
(3)
5.Click here.
7.Click here.
6.Click here.
(6)
(5)
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8.Click Next
9.Click Next
(8)
(7)
10.Type”D:\Other\Promise\ata100\win95-98”
12.Click Next
11.Click Next.
(9)
(10)
14.Click “Yes” to restart
your system.
13.Click Finish
(12)
(11)
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B. FastTrak Utility Installation:
Insert the support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM driver or
double –click the CD driver icon in My Computer to bring up the screen.
2.Click “FastTrak Utilities Installation”.
1.Click “Promise PCI Device..”.
(2)
(1)
3.Click “Next”
(3)
(4)
5.Click “Next”
4.Click “Yes”
(4)
(3)
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6.Click “Next”
7.Click “Next”
(7)
(8)
9.Click “Next”
8.Click “Next”
(10)
(9)
10.Click “Next”
11.Click “Finish” to restart.
(11)
(12)
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C. Promise RAID Driver Installation:
Insert the support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM driver or
double –click the CD driver icon in My Computer to bring up the screen.
2. Please refer “Driver Information”
to setup your system.
1.Click “Promise PCI Device..”.
(2)
(1)
If you want to realize the setup information in detail, please refer to the “driver
information” for setting your system completely.
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Appendix D: BIOS Flash Procedure
BIOS update procedure:
If your OS is Win9X, we recommend that you used Gigabyte @BIOS Program to flash BIOS.
Click “Tool” .
Click “@BIOS Writer v1.05”
Click “9” .
Click Here.
Methods and steps :
I. Update BIOS through Internet
a. Click "Internet Update" icon
b. Click "Update New BIOS" icon
c. Select @BIOS sever ( "Gigabyte @BIOS sever 1 in Taiwan" and "Gigabyte @BIOS
sever 2 in Taiwan" are available for now, the others will be completed soon)
d. Select the exact model name on your motherboard
e. System will automatically download and update the BIOS.
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II. Update BIOS NOT through Internet :
a. Do not click "Internet Update" icon
b. Click "Update New BIOS"
c. Please select "All Files" in dialog box while opening the old file.
d. Please search for BIOS unzip file, downloading from internet or any other methods
(such as: 6OXM7E.F1).
e. Complete update process following the instruction.
III. Save BIOS
In the very beginning, there is "Save Current BIOS" icon shown in dialog box. It means to
save the current BIOS version.
IV. Check out supported motherboard and Flash ROM :
In the very beginning, there is "About this program" icon shown in dialog box. It can help
you check out which kind of motherboard and which brand of Flash ROM are supported.
Note :
a. In method I, if it shows two or more motherboard's model names to be selected,
please make sure your motherboard's model name again. Sellecting name will
cause the system unbooted.
b. In method II, be sure that motherboard's model name in BIOS unzip file are the
same as your motherboard's. Otherwise, your system won't boot.
c. In method I, if the BIOS file you need cannot be found in @BIOS server, please go
onto Gigabyte's web site for downloading and updating it according to method II.
d. Please note that any intercorruption during updating will cause system unbooted
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Or else you can select flash BIOS in DOS mode.
0 Please check your BIOS vendor (AMI or AWARD), your motherboard name and PCB
version on the motherboard.
1.
Format a bootable system floppy diskette by the command “format a:/s” in command
mode.
2.
Visit the Gigabyte website at http:// www.gigabyte.com.tw ,Select the BIOS file you
need and download it to your bootable floppy diskette.
3.
Insert the bootable diskette containing the BIOS file into the floppy diskette driver.
4.
Assuming that the floppy diskette driver is A, reboot the system by using the A: driver.
At the A: > prompt, run the BIOS upgraded file by executing the Flash BIOS utility
and the BIOS file with its appropriate extension.
Example: (AMI tool) (Where 7ZXR.f1 is name of the BIOS file name)
A:>flashxxx.exe 7ZXR.f1 Example: (Award tool) (Where 7ZXR.f1 is name of the BIOS file name)
A:>wdflash.exe 7ZXR.f1 5.
Upon pressing the <Enter> key, a flash memory writer menu will appear on screen.
Enter the new BIOS file name with its extension filename into the text box after file
name to program.
6.
If you want to save the old BIOS file(perform as soon as system is operational, this is
recommended), select Y to DO YOU WANT TO SAVE BIOS, then type the old BIOS
filename and the extension after filename to save: This option allows you to copy the
contents of the flash memory chip onto a diskette, giving you a backup copy of the
original motherboard BIOS in case you need to re-install it. Select N to DO YOU
WANT TO SAVE BIOS, if you don’t want to save the old BIOS file.
7.
After the decision to save the old BIOS file or not is made, select Y to ARE YOU
SURE TO PROGRAM when the next menu appear; wait until a message showing
Power Off or Reset the system appears. Then turn off your system.
8.
Remove the diskette and restart your system.
9.
Hold down <Delete> key to enter BIOS setup. You must select “Load Setup BIOS
Default” to activate the new BIOS, then you may set other item from the main menu.
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Appendix E: Acronyms
Acronyms
ACPI
APM
AGP
AMR
ACR
BIOS
CPU
CMOS
CRIMM
CNR
DMA
DMI
DIMM
DRM
DRAM
DDR
ECP
ESCD
ECC
EMC
EPP
ESD
FDD
HDD
IDE
IRQ
I/O
IOAPIC
ISA
LAN
LBA
LED
MHz
MIDI
MTH
MPT
NIC
OS
Meaning
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
Advanced Power Management
Accelerated Graphics Port
Audio Modem Riser
Audio Communication Riser
Basic Input / Output System
Central Processing Unit
Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
Continuity RIMM
Communication and Networking Riser
Direct Memory Access
Desktop Management Interface
Dual Inline Memory Module
Dual Retention Mechanism
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Double Data Rate
Extended Capabilities Port
Extended System Configuration Data
Error Checking and Correcting
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Enhanced Parallel Port
Electrostatic Discharge
Floppy Disk Device
Hard Disk Device
Integrated Dual Channel Enhanced
Interrupt Request
Input / Output
Input Output Advanced Programmable Input Controller
Industry Standard Architecture
Local Area Network
Logical Block Addressing
Light Emitting Diode
Megahertz
Musical Interface Digital Interface
Memory Translator Hub
Memory Protocol Translator
Network Interface Card
Operating System
To be continued…
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Acronyms
OEM
PAC
POST
PCI
RIMM
SCI
SECC
SRAM
SMP
SMI
USB
VID
Meaning
Original Equipment Manufacturer
PCI A.G.P. Controller
Power-On Self Test
Peripheral Component Interconnect
Rambus in-line Memory Module
Special Circumstance Instructions
Single Edge Contact Cartridge
Static Random Access Memory
Symmetric Multi-Processing
System Management Interrupt
Universal Serial Bus
Voltage ID
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