®
CUW
Intel® 810 ATX Motherboard
USER’S MANUAL
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ASUS CUW
1.08 E497
December 1999
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CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................. 7
1.1 How This Manual Is Organized .................................................. 7
1.2 Item Checklist ............................................................................. 7
2. FEATURES ........................................................................................ 8
2.1 The ASUS CUW Motherboard ................................................... 8
2.1.1 Specifications ..................................................................... 8
2.1.2 Optional Components ........................................................ 9
2.1.3 Performance ..................................................................... 10
2.1.4 Intelligence ....................................................................... 11
2.2 Features and Component Locations .......................................... 12
3. HARDWARE SETUP ..................................................................... 14
3.1 Motherboard Layout ................................................................. 14
3.2 Layout Contents ........................................................................ 15
3.3 Hardware Setup Procedure ....................................................... 17
3.4 Motherboard Settings ................................................................ 17
3.5 System Memory (DIMM) ......................................................... 24
3.5.1 General DIMM Notes ...................................................... 24
3.5.2 DIMM Installation ........................................................... 25
3.6 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ................................................. 26
3.7 Expansion Cards ....................................................................... 27
3.7.1 Expansion Card Installation Procedure ............................ 27
3.7.2 Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards .............................. 28
3.7.3 Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards ........................ 30
3.7.4 Audio Modem Riser (AMR) Slot .................................... 30
3.8 External Connectors .................................................................. 31
3.9 Starting Up the First Time ........................................................ 45
4. BIOS SETUP ..................................................................................... 47
4.1 Managing and Updating Your BIOS ......................................... 47
4.1.1 Upon First Use of the Computer System ......................... 47
4.1.2 Updating BIOS Procedures .............................................. 48
4.2 BIOS Setup Program ................................................................ 51
4.2.1 BIOS Menu Bar ............................................................... 52
4.2.2 Legend Bar ....................................................................... 52
4.3 Main Menu ................................................................................ 54
4.3.1 Primary & Secondary Master/Slave ................................ 55
4.4 Advanced Menu ........................................................................ 60
4.4.1 Chip Configuration .......................................................... 64
4.4.2 I/O Device Configuration ................................................ 67
4.4.3 PCI Configuration ............................................................ 69
4.4.4 Shadow Configuration ..................................................... 72
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4.5 Power Menu .............................................................................. 73
4.5.1 Power Up Control ............................................................ 75
4.5.2 Hardware Monitor ............................................................ 77
4.6 Boot Menu ................................................................................ 78
4.7 Exit Menu ................................................................................. 80
5. SOFTWARE SETUP ........................................................................ 83
5.1 Operating Systems .................................................................... 83
5.2 Starting Windows For the First Time ........................................ 83
5.3 ASUS Smart Motherboard Support CD .................................... 85
5.4 LDCM Local Setup ................................................................... 86
5.5 LDCM Administrator Setup ...................................................... 88
5.6 ASUS PC Probe ........................................................................ 91
5.7 ASUS LiveUpdate .................................................................... 92
5.8 Drivers ...................................................................................... 93
5.9 Other ......................................................................................... 94
5.10 Uninstalling Programs ............................................................ 100
6. SOFTWARE REFERENCE .......................................................... 103
6.1 Display Properties ................................................................... 103
6.2 ASUS PC Probe ...................................................................... 107
6.3 ASUS LiveUpdate .................................................................. 112
6.4 Using Yamaha XGstudio Player ............................................. 113
6.5 Using Yamaha XGstudio Mixer .............................................. 114
6.6 Hardware Information ............................................................. 116
7. APPENDIX ...................................................................................... 117
7.1 PCI-L101 Fast Ethernet Card ................................................. 117
7.2 Modem Riser ........................................................................... 119
7.3 Glossary .................................................................................. 121
INDEX .................................................................................................. 125
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FCC & DOC COMPLIANCE
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! Any changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void any assurances of safety or performance
and could result in violation of Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #47, part 15.193, 1993. Washington DC: Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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1. INTRODUCTION
1. INTRODUCTION
Sections/Checklist
1.1 How This Manual Is Organized
This manual is divided into the following sections:
1) INTRODUCTION
2) FEATURES
3) HARDWARE SETUP
4) BIOS SETUP
5) SOFTWARE SETUP
6) SOFTWARE REFERENCE
7) APPENDIX
Manual information and checklist
Product information and specifications
Instructions on setting up the motherboard
Instructions on setting up the BIOS software
Instructions on setting up the included software
Reference material for the included software
Optional items and general reference
1.2 Item Checklist
Check that your package is complete. If you discover damaged or missing items,
please contact your retailer.
(1) ASUS Motherboard
(1) 40-pin 80-conductor ribbon cable for internal UltraDMA/66 or UltraDMA/
33 IDE drives
(1) Ribbon cable for (1) 5.25” and (2) 3.5” floppy disk drives
(1) Bag of spare jumper caps
(1) Support CD with drivers and utilities
(1) This Motherboard User’s Manual
I/O Shield (for LAN model only)
Serial COM2 connector with bracket (for non-LCD model only)
LCD panel & Serial COM2 connector with bracket (for LCD model only)
ASUS consumer infrared set (optional)
ASUS IrDA-compliant infrared module (optional)
ASUS PCI-L101 Wake-On-LAN 10/100 ethernet card (optional)
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2. FEATURES
2.1 The ASUS CUW Motherboard
The CUW motherboard from ASUS is carefully designed for the demanding PC
user who wants many smart features in a small package.
2.1.1 Specifications
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2. FEATURES
Specifications
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Latest Intel Processor Support!
Intel Pentium III E
100MHz FSB, Coppermine core
FC-PGA
Intel Celeron
66MHz FSB, Mendocino core
PPGA
Intel 810 Chipset! Features 100/66MHz FSB Intel 810 chipset with the Accelerated Hub Architecture, which provides direct connections between the 810
chipset and subsystems such as IDE controllers, USB controllers, and PCI addon cards.
Multi-Cache! Supports processors with 256, 128, or 0KB Pipelined Burst Level
2 Cache.
Integrated Graphics! Controller supports 3D hyper pipelined architecture, parallel data processing and compression, precise pixel interpolation, full 2D hardware acceleration, and motion video acceleration. Optional onboard 4MB 32bit 100MHz SDRAM display cache allows up to 1024x768x16bit color for 3D
graphics and 1600x1200x8bit color for 2D graphics.
ASUS Graphics Driver! You can gain about 12% performance over that of the
standard graphics driver (2D high-end graphics WinMark) using ASUS’ custom
graphics driver. ASUS custom graphics driver also provides more features and
provides selection of higher refresh rates and resolutions.
Versatile Memory Support! DRAM controller supports asymmetrical addressing and three DIMM sockets support Intel PC100-compliant SDRAMs (16, 32,
64, 128, or 256MB) up to 512MB. (supports a maximum of 4 sides)
JumperFree™ Mode! Allows processor settings and easy overclocking of frequency and Vcore voltage all through BIOS setup when JumperFree™ mode is
enabled. Easy-to-use DIP switches instead of jumpers are included in case you
want to manually adjust the processor’s external frequency.
Smart Slots! Five 32-bit PCI (rev 2.2) with two 16-bit ISA expansion slots, six
PCI with one ISA, or six PCI with no ISA, depending on territory. PCI supports
up to 133MB/s maximum throughput. Each PCI slot can support a Bus Master
PCI card (such as SCSI or LAN cards).
Latest Low Pin Count Multi-I/O: Provides two high-speed UART compatible
serial ports and one parallel port with EPP and ECP capabilities.
Integrated IDE! Controller supports UltraDMA/66 up to 66MB/s, UltraDMA/
33 up to 33MB/s, and PIO Mode 4 up to 17MB/s.
Peripheral Wake-Up! Supports Wake-On-LAN, Wake-On-Ring, Keyboard
Wake-Up, and BIOS Wake-Up.
AMR Slot! Audio Modem Riser slot supports a very affordable audio and/or
modem riser card.
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Around-the-Clock Intrusion Detection! Supports chassis intrusion monitoring through the ASUS ASIC. The onboard battery supports detection even when
normal power is removed and through a new design, battery drain is even lower
than the RTC used for keeping time!
Firmware Hub! Provides security and other latest power computing features.
Monitoring for your PC’s Health! Provided ASUS PC Probe or Intel LDCM
allows PC health monitoring.
Enhanced ACPI & Anti-Boot Virus Protection! Programmable BIOS (Flash
EEPROM), offering enhanced ACPI for Windows 98 compatibility, built-in firmware-based virus protection, and autodetection of most devices for virtually automatic setup.
Smart BIOS! 4Mbit firmware gives a new easy-to-use interface which provides
more control and protection over the motherboard. Provides Vcore and CPU/
SDRAM frequency adjustments, boot block write protection, and HD/SCSI/MO/
ZIP/CD/Floppy boot selection. Hardware random number generator supports new
security software for data protection and secured Internet transactions.
Wired for Management (WfM) V2.0! Supports remote monitor, diagnosis,
and management (Alert on LAN 2.0) network configuration.
2. FEATURES
Optional Components
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2.1.2 Optional Components
The following onboard components are optional at the time of purchase:
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Smart Audio! Software Audio and Hardware AC’97 V2.1 codec compliant with
sample rate conversion form 7kHz to 48kHz. Full audio output can be directed
to the chassis’ internal speaker in order to save space and money while reducing
complications associated with external speakers.
Smart Networking! Features the Intel 82559 Fast-Ethernet LAN Controller
(fully integrated 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX). Supports TCO function.
Space Savings! Digital Flat Panel (DFP) Interface gives a direct digital connection for connecting a digital flat panel (analog flat panel must be connected to
the VGA-out connector) to your PC. This interface transmits sharp, bright images by eliminating digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversions, which
can accumulate noise and degrade image quality.
No Messy Wires! Integrated Consumer IR and Standard IR supports an optional remote control package for wireless interfacing with external peripherals,
personal gadgets, or an optional remote controller.
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2. FEATURES
2.1.3 Performance
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Performance
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UltraPerformance! Onboard IDE Bus Master controller with two connectors
that support four IDE devices in two channels. Supports UltraDMA/66, UltraDMA/
33 (IDE DMA Mode 2), PIO Modes 3 & 4, and supports Enhanced IDE devices,
such as Tape Backup, CD-ROM, CD-R/RW, and LS-120 drives.
Double or Quadruple the IDE Transfer Speed! IDE transfers using UltraDMA/
33 Bus Master IDE can handle rates up to 33MB/s and up to 66MB/s using
UltraDMA/66 technology. The best of all is that these new technology is compatible with existing ATA-2 IDE specifications so there is no need to upgrade
current IDE devices or cables.
Concurrent PCI! Concurrent PCI allows multiple PCI transfers from PCI master buses to memory to CPU.
SDRAM Optimized Performance! ASUS smart series motherboards support the
new generation memory, Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM),
which increases the data transfer rate to 800MB/s max using PC100-compliant
SDRAM.
ACPI Ready! ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) is also implemented on all ASUS smart series motherboards. ACPI provides more Energy
Saving Features for future operating systems (OS) supporting OS Direct Power
Management (OSPM) functionality. With these features implemented in the OS,
PCs can be ready around the clock, yet satisfy all the energy saving standards.
To fully utilize the benefits of ACPI, an ACPI-supported OS, such as Windows
98, must be used.
Suspend and Go! Suspend-To-RAM (STR) provides maximum power savings
as an alternative to leaving the computer ON and QuickStart™ so that you do
not fall asleep waiting for system bootup. (STR requires OS support and does
not support ISA cards; ISA cards may fail to work coming out of STR mode.)
New Compliancy! Both the BIOS and hardware levels of the motherboard meet
PC’99 compliancy. The new PC’99 requirements for systems and components are
based on the following high-level goals: Support for Plug and Play compatibility
and power management for configuring and managing all system components,
and 32-bit device drivers and installation procedures for Windows 95/98/NT. Colorcoded connectors and descriptive icons make identification easy as required by
PC’99.
Highest Audio Quality! AC’97 DAC/ADC built into the audio codec reduces noise
to improve audio quality and performance for a SNR (signal to noise ratio) of
+90dB. These features greatly improve voice synthesis and recognition.
Extreme Graphics! The integrated motion compensation allows for smooth
MPEG1 or MPEG2 video playback. Fast 3D graphics engine allows for an exciting gameplay experience.
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2.1.4 Intelligence
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Fan Status Monitoring and Alarm! To prevent system overheat and system
damage, the CPU, power supply, and system fans can be monitored for RPM
and failure. All the fans are set for its normal RPM range and alarm thresholds.
Temperature Monitoring and Alert! To prevent system overheat and system
damage, this motherboard supports processor thermal sensing and auto-protection.
Voltage Monitoring and Alert! System voltage levels are monitored to ensure
stable current to critical motherboard components. Voltage specifications are
more critical for future processors, so monitoring is necessary to ensure proper
system configuration and management.
System Resources Alert! Today’s operating systems such as Windows 98, Windows NT, and OS/2, require much more memory and hard drive space to present
enormous user interfaces and run large applications. The system resource monitor will warn the user before the system resources are used up to prevent possible application crashes. Suggestions will give the user information on managing their limited resources more efficiently.
Dual Function Power Button! Through the BIOS, the power button can be
defined as the “Standby” (a.k.a. Suspend or Sleep) button or as the Soft-Off (see
ATX Power Switch Lead in 3.8 External Connectors for more information)
button. Regardless of the setting, pushing the power button for more than 4
seconds will enter the Soft-Off mode.
Remote Ring On (requires modem)! This allows a computer to be turned on
remotely through an internal or external modem. With this benefit on-hand, users
can access any information from their computers from anywhere in the world!
Message LED (requires ACPI OS support)! Chassis LEDs now act as information providers. Through the way a particular LED illuminates, the user can
determine the stage the computer is in. A simple glimpse provides useful information to the user.
Peripheral Power Up! Keyboard or Mouse power up can be enabled or disabled through BIOS setup to allow the computer to be powered ON using your
keyboard or mouse.
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Intelligence
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2. FEATURES
2.2 CUW Motherboard Components
See opposite page for locations.
Location
Processor Support Socket 370 for Coppermine/Mendocino Processors ................ 4
Feature Setting DIP switches .................................................... 8
66MHz to 150MHz bus support (32 external clock settings)
2. FEATURES
MB Components
Chipsets Intel 810 Integrated Graphics Chipset ...................................... 5
Graphics Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel I/O Controller Hub (ICH) .............................................. 11
4Mb Firmware Hub (FWH) ................................................... 13
Low Pin Count Multi-I/O Chipset .......................................... 12
Main Memory Maximum 512MB support
3 DIMM Sockets ...................................................................... 6
PC100 SDRAM support
Expansion Slots 6 PCI Slots .............................................................................. 21
1 ISA Slot (on ISA model only) ............................................. 17
PCI-to-ISA Bridge (on ISA model only) ................................ 18
1 Audio Modem Riser (AMR) Slot ........................................ 22
System I/O 2 IDE Connectors (UltraDMA33/66 Support) ......................... 7
1 Floppy Disk Driver Connector .............................................. 9
1 Serial COM2 Header ........................................................... 10
1 Serial COM1 Connector ...................................................... 26
1 Parallel Port Connector ....................................................... 25
2 USB Connectors .................................................................. 27
1 PS/2 Mouse Connector .............................................. (Top) 28
1 PS/2 Keyboard Connector ................................... (Bottom) 28
3D Graphics Graphics Memory Controller Hub
1 VGA Monitor Output Connector ......................................... 24
LCD Chipset (on LCD model only) ......................................... 3
LCD Header (on LCD model only) .......................................... 2
4MB onboard high-speed SDRAM (optional) ....................... 16
Audio AC’97 V2.1 Audio Codec (optional) ...................................... 20
1 Joystick/MIDI Connector (on audio model only) ..... (Top) 23
1 Line Out Connector (on audio model only) ........ (Bottom) 23
1 Line In Connector (on audio model only) ........... (Bottom) 23
1 Microphone Connector (on audio model only) ... (Bottom) 23
Network Features Intel 82559 Fast-Ethernet Chipset (on LAN model only) ...... 19
1 LAN (RJ45) Connector (optional) ...................................... 27
Wake-On-LAN Connector ...................................................... 15
Wake-On-Ring Connector ...................................................... 14
Hardware Monitoring System Voltage Monitoring (integrated in ASUS ASIC)
3 Fan Power and Speed Monitoring Connectors
Power ATX Power Supply Connector ................................................. 1
Form Factor ATX
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2.3 CUW Component Locations
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3 4
5
6
7 8 9
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2. FEATURES
Component Locations
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26
25
24
23
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21
20
19
18
17
16
15 14 13 12
11 10
NOTE: The ISA model is shown above. ISA slots are optional at the time of
purchase. The model without ISA will have 6 PCI slots.
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3. HARDWARE SETUP
3.1 Motherboard Layout
PS/2
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
0 1
DIMM1 (64/72 bit, 168-pin module)
DIMM2 (64/72 bit, 168-pin module)
DIMM3 (64/72 bit, 168-pin module)
VIO
0 1
Top:
0 1
Bottom:
CPU_FAN
Row 0 1
2 3
3 2
PARALLEL PORT
COM1
ATX Power Connector
USB1 RJ45
USB2
Socket 370
PWR_FAN
Line
Out
Line
In
Graphics &
Memory
Controller Hub
DFP
VIDEO
(GMCH)
LCD
Encoder
Audio Codec Setting
Audio
Codec
PCI1
®
Intel I/O
Controller
Hub (ICH)
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
SPKEAR
PCI2
CUW
LAN_EN
LAN_PWR
Intel Fast
Ethernet
R180
(Clear COMS)
Multi-I/O
PCI3
COM2
WOL_CON
WOR
PCI5
4Mbit
Firmware
Hub
STB_PWR
PCI4
PCI to ISA
Bridge
FLOPPY
Audio Modem Riser
(AMR)
SAFE_MD
NO_REBOOT
INTMIC
2 MB
SDRAM
CD
TAD
PRIMARY
AUX
Mic
In
2 MB
SDRAM
GAME_AUDIO
Intel 810
CHA_FAN
SECONDARY
3. H/W SETUP
Motherboard Layout
VGA
DIP
Switches
ASUS
ASIC
JEN
with Hardware
Monitor
IR
PCI6
ISA
NOTES: Grayed items are optional at the time of purchase.
The PCI/ISA configuration is dependent on territory.
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PANEL
CHA
IDELED
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3.2 Layout Contents
Motherboard Settings
1) JEN
2) VIO
3) AUDIO CODEC
4) LAN_EN
5) LAN_PWR
6) SAFE_MD
7) NO_REBOOT
8) DSW
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p.20
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JumperFree™ Mode (Enable/Disable)
I/O Voltage Setting (Normal/+3.66V)
Onboard Audio Setting (Enable/Disable)
Onboard LAN Setting (Enable/Disable)
Onboard LAN Power Setting (Normal/Standby)
Safe Mode (Normal/Safe Mode)
Automatic Timeout Reboot (Normal/No Reboot)
CPU External Clock (BUS) Frequency Setting
p.24
p.26
p.27
p.27
p.30
168-Pin DIMM Memory Support
Central Processing Unit (CPU) Socket
16-bit ISA Bus Expansion Slots (optional)
32-bit PCI Bus Expansion Slots (optional PCI6)
Audio Modem Riser Slot
p.31
p.31
p.32
p.32
p.32
p.33
p.33
p.33
p.33
p.34
p.34
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p.35
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p.38
PS/2 Mouse Connector (6-pin female)
PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6-pin female)
Universal Serial Bus Ports 1 & 2 (Two 4-pin female)
Parallel Port Connector (25-pin female)
Serial Port COM1 Connector (9-pin male)
Monitor (VGA) Output Connector (15-pin female)
Joystick/MIDI Connector (15-pin female) (optional)
Audio Port Connectors (Three 1/8” female) (optional)
Fast-Ethernet Port Connector (RJ45) (optional)
Primary/Secondary IDE Connectors (Two 40-1pins)
Floppy Disk Drive Connector (34-1pins)
Wake-On-LAN Connector (3 pins)
Wake-On-Ring Connector (2 pins)
IDE Activity LED (2 pins)
Chassis, CPU, Power Supply Fan Connectors (Three 3-pin)
Internal Audio Connectors (Four 4-pins) (optional)
Internal Speaker Connector (4-pins) (optional)
Infrared Module Connector (10-1 pins)
Serial Port COM2 Header (10-1 pins)
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
DIMM1, DIMM2, DIMM3
Socket 370
ISA1, ISA2
PCI1, PCI2, PCI3, PCI4, PCI5
AMR
3. H/W SETUP
Layout Contents
Expansion Slots
Connectors
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)
17)
18)
19)
PS2KBMS
PS2KBMS
USB
PRINTER
COM1
VGA
GAME_AUDIO
GAME_AUDIO
RJ45
PRIMARY/SECONDARY
FLOPPY
WOL_CON
WOR
IDELED
CHA_, CPU_, PWR_FAN
VIDEO, AUX, CD, TAD
SPKEAR
IR (CIR/SIR)
COM2
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20)
21)
22)
23)
24)
25)
26)
27)
28)
29)
30)
31)
SMB
DFP
INT MIC
CHA
ATXPWR
SPEAKER (PANEL)
KEYLOCK (PANEL)
PLED (PANEL)
RESET (PANEL)
PWRSW (PANEL)
SMI (PANEL)
LED (PANEL)
p.39 SMBus Connector (5-1 pins)
p.39 Digital LCD Header (20-1 pins) (optional)
p.40 Internal Microphone Connector (3 pins)
p.41 Chassis Intrusion Connector (2 pins)
p.41 ATX Power Supply Connector (20 pins)
p.43 System Warning Speaker Connector (4 pins)
p.43 Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (2 pins)
p.43 System Power LED Lead (3-1 pins)
p.43 Reset Switch Lead (2 pins)
p.43 ATX Power / Soft-Off Switch Lead (2 pins)
p.43 System Management Interrupt Switch Lead (2 pins)
p.43 System Message LED (2 pins)
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3.3 Hardware Setup Procedure
Before using your computer, you must complete the following steps:
• Check Motherboard Settings
• Install Memory Modules
• Install the Central Processing Unit (CPU)
• Install Expansion Cards
• Connect Ribbon Cables, Panel Wires, and Power Supply
3.4 Motherboard Settings
This section explains in detail how to change your motherboard’s function settings
through the use of switches and/or jumpers.
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Motherboard Settings
WARNING! Computer motherboards and expansion cards contain very delicate
Integrated Circuit (IC) chips. To protect them against damage from static electricity, you should follow some precautions whenever you work on your computer.
1. Unplug your computer when working on the inside.
2. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do
not have one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a metal
object, such as the power supply case.
3. Hold components by the edges and try not to touch the IC chips, leads or connectors, or other components.
4. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with the
component whenever the components are separated from the system.
Motherboard Feature Settings (DSW)
Besides jumper settings, some of the motherboard’s onboard functions are adjusted
through the DIP switches. The white block represents the switch’s position. The
example below shows all the switches in the OFF position.
DSW
0 1
ON
ON
1 2 3 4 5
OFF
1. Frequency Selection
2. Frequency Selection
3. Frequency Selection
4. Frequency Selection
5. Frequency Selection
0 1
0 1
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1) JumperFree™ Mode Setting (JEN)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the JumperFree™ mode. The
JumperFree™ mode allows processor settings to be made through the BIOS
setup (see 4.4 Advanced Menu).
NOTE: For JumperFree™ mode, all dip switches (DSW) must be set to OFF.
Setting
JEN
Disable (Jumper)
[1-2]
Enable (JumperFree) [2-3] (default)
0 1
0 1
0 1
JEN
1 2 3
1 2 3
Jumper
JumperFree
(Default)
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Motherboard Settings
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2) I/O Voltage Setting (VIO)
This jumper allows you to select the voltage supplied to the DRAM, chipset,
PCI, and the CPU’s I/O buffer. The default voltage should be used unless your
processor setting requires a higher voltage.
Setting
VIO
Normal
[1-2] (default)
3.66V
[2-3]
0 1
0 1
0 1
VIO
1 2 3
1 2 3
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Add 0.1 Volt
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Motherboard Settings
Normal
(Default)
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WARNING! Using a higher voltage may help when overclocking but may result
in the shortening of your computer component’s life. It is strongly recommended
that you leave this setting on its default.
3) Onboard Audio Setting (AUDIO CODEC) on audio model only
The onboard audio CODEC may be enabled or disabled using all of these jumpers. Disable the onboard audio CODEC if you are using an ISA or PCI audio card
on any of the expansion slots or a primary AMR on the AMR slot (see AMR Slot
later in this section). If using an ISA or PCI audio expansion card, Onboard AC’97
Audio Controller in 4.4.2 I/O Device Configuration must also be disabled.
Setting
AUDIO CODEC
Enable
[1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] (default)
Disable
[2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3]
0 1
Enable
Disable
0 1
0 1
AUD_EN2
AUD_EN2
ADN#
CUW
ADN#
3
2
1
3
2
1
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AUD_EN1
SPK
SPK
AUD_EN1
(Default)
CUW Audio Codec Setting
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4) Onboard LAN Setting (LAN_EN) on LAN model only
The onboard LAN may be enabled or disabled by this jumper.
Setting
LAN_EN
Enable
[1-2] (default)
Disable
[2-3]
0 1
0 1
0 1
LAN_EN
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1 2 3
1 2 3
Enable
(Default)
Disable
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Motherboard Settings
CUW LAN Setting
5) Onboard LAN Power Setting (LAN_PWR) on LAN model only
The onboard LAN power may be set to normal or standby power. Select Normal if you do not have a power supply with 720mA standby power. Selecting
Standby will allow the use of Wake-On-LAN but may not allow system bootup
if the power supply’s standby power is insufficient.
Setting
LAN_PWR
Normal
[1-2]
Standby
[2-3] (default)
0 1
0 1
0 1
LAN_PWR
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1 2 3
Normal
1 2 3
Standby
(Default)
CUW LAN Power Setting
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6) Safe Mode Setting (SAFE_MD)
Usually Socket 370 processors have locked frequency multiples. In this case,
there is no way to exceed the specified multiple whether through motherboard
settings or BIOS setup. With unlocked socket processors, exceeding the specified multiple is possible through BIOS setup. Exceeding the specified multiple
may result in hanging during bootup. If this occurs, enable Safe Mode to force
a multiple of 2 in order to enter BIOS setup to correct the problem.
Setting
SAFE_MD
Normal
[1-2] (default)
Safe Mode
[2-3]
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0 1
0 1
0 1
SAFE_MD
3
2
1
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3
2
1
Normal
(Default)
Safe Mode
CUW Safe Mode Setting
7) Automatic Timeout Reboot Setting (NO_REBOOT)
The motherboard is set so that when the BIOS detects a hang (timeout) during
bootup, the motherboard will automatically reboot. If rebooting is repeating ineffectively, set this jumper to No Reboot so that auto-reboot will be disabled.
Setting
NO_REBOOT
Normal
[1-2] (default)
No Reboot
[2-3]
0 1
0 1
0 1
NO_REBOOT
3
2
1
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Normal
(Default)
3
2
1
No Reboot
CUW Reboot Setting
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8) CPU External Frequency Setting (DSW)
This option tells the clock generator what frequency to send to the CPU, DRAM,
and the PCI bus. This allows the selection of the CPU’s External frequency. The
CPU External Frequency multiplied by the Frequency Multiple equals the CPU’s
Internal frequency (the advertised CPU speed). NOTE: You may set the memory
speed independently from the CPU External Frequency. Depending on your
memory type, select the appropriate “SDRAM” speed along with the appropriate “CPU” speed.
NOTE: For JumperFree mode, all dip switches (DSW) must be set to OFF.
DSW
ON
ON
ON
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
75MHz
112MHz
83MHz
124MHz
0 1
0 1
0 1
→ 66MHz
CPU
SDRAM → 100MHz
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Motherboard Settings
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ON
ON
ON
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
100MHz
100MHz
112MHz
112MHz
→ 100MHz
CPU
SDRAM → 150MHz
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ON
CUW CPU External Clock
(BUS) Frequency Selection
1 2 3 4 5
→
124MHz
CPU
SDRAM → 124MHz
ON
ON
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
133MHz
133MHz
150MHz
150MHz
(JumperFree Mode)
NOTE: Frequency Multiple settings are not available here because usually Socket
370 processors have locked Frequency Multiples. If your processor does not
have a locked Frequency Multiple, you must use CPU Core:Bus Freq. Multiple in 4.4 Advanced Menu of the BIOS setup to set the Frequency Multiple. If
the Frequency Multiple is locked, setting the Frequency Multiple in BIOS setup
will have no effect.
WARNING! CPU frequencies above 66MHz exceed the specifications for current Celeron processors and are not guaranteed to be stable. For Coppermine processors, CPU frequencies other than the recommended bus frequencies are not
guaranteed to be stable. Premature wearing of the processor may result when
overclocking. Be sure that the DIMM you use can handle the specified SDRAM
MHz or else bootup will not be possible.
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External Frequency Table for Socket 370 Processors
The following table is for use by experienced motherboard installers only. Overclocking can result in system instability or even shortening the life of the processor. Bold
settings are also shown on the previous page.
SDRAM
(MHz)
101.71
105.00
108.01
100.00
109.51
112.50
115.50
117.01
120.00
124.51
126.74
150.00
129.12
132.00
135.00
142.50
49.90
100.00
74.85
66.58
82.84
89.81
94.80
100.50
104.78
111.77
114.77
100.00
123.75
132.74
139.75
149.69
PCI
(MHz)
33.90
35.00
36.00
33.33
36.50
37.50
38.50
39.00
40.00
41.50
42.25
50.00
43.04
44.00
45.00
47.50
16.63
33.33
24.95
22.19
27.61
29.93
31.60
33.50
34.93
37.26
38.26
33.33
41.25
44.25
46.58
49.90
Frequency Selection Switches
1
2
3
4
5
[ON] [ON] [ON] [ON] [ON]
[ON] [OFF] [ON] [ON] [ON]
[ON] [ON] [OFF] [ON] [ON]
[ON] [OFF] [OFF] [ON] [ON]
[ON] [ON] [ON] [OFF] [ON]
[ON] [OFF] [ON] [OFF] [ON]
[ON] [ON] [OFF] [OFF] [ON]
[ON] [OFF] [OFF] [OFF] [ON]
[ON] [ON] [ON] [ON] [OFF]
[ON] [OFF] [ON] [ON] [OFF]
[ON] [ON] [OFF] [ON] [OFF]
[ON] [OFF] [OFF] [ON] [OFF]
[ON] [ON] [ON] [OFF] [OFF]
[ON] [OFF] [ON] [OFF] [OFF]
[ON] [ON] [OFF] [OFF] [OFF]
[ON] [OFF] [OFF] [OFF] [OFF]
[OFF] [ON] [ON] [ON] [ON]
[OFF] [OFF] [ON] [ON] [ON]
[OFF] [ON] [OFF] [ON] [ON]
[OFF] [OFF] [OFF] [ON] [ON]
[OFF] [ON] [ON] [OFF] [ON]
[OFF] [OFF] [ON] [OFF] [ON]
[OFF] [ON] [OFF] [OFF] [ON]
[OFF] [OFF] [OFF] [OFF] [ON]
[OFF] [ON] [ON] [ON] [OFF]
[OFF] [OFF] [ON] [ON] [OFF]
[OFF] [ON] [OFF] [ON] [OFF]
[OFF] [OFF] [OFF] [ON] [OFF]
[OFF] [ON] [ON] [OFF] [OFF]
[OFF] [OFF] [ON] [OFF] [OFF]
[OFF] [ON] [OFF] [OFF] [OFF]
[OFF] [OFF] [OFF] [OFF] [OFF]
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Motherboard Settings
CPU
(MHz)
67.81
70.00
72.01
66.67
73.01
75.00
77.00
78.01
80.00
83.00
84.49
100.00
86.08
88.00
90.00
95.00
49.90
100.00
74.85
66.58
82.84
89.81
94.80
100.50
104.78
111.77
114.77
100.00
123.75
132.74
139.75
149.69
NOTE: The PCI clock is equal to 1/3 the speed of the SDRAM. PCI’s specification allows for up to 33MHz, therefore using PC100-compliant DIMM and setting SDRAM to about 100MHz is recommended. For updated processor settings, please visit ASUS’ web site (see ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION)
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3.5 System Memory (DIMM)
NOTE: No hardware or BIOS setup is required after adding or removing memory.
This motherboard uses only Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMMs). Sockets are
available for 3.3Volt (power level) unbuffered Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM) of 16, 32, 64, 128MB, or 256MB. Only single-sided 128MB
and double-sided 256MB DIMMs that use 128Mbit technology are supported by
this motherboard.
This chipset does not support ECC. However, ECC memory modules may still be
used, but the ECC function will not be available.
Memory speed setup is recommended through SDRAM Configuration in 4.4.1
Chip Configuration.
Install memory in any combination as follows:
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System Memory
Location
168-pin DIMM SDRAM
Total Memory
DIMM1
(Rows 0&1)
Single-Sided
Double-Sided
DIMM2
(Rows 2&3)
Single-Sided (must be occupied before DIMM3)
Double-Sided (DIMM3 must be empty)
x1
DIMM3
(Rows 3&2)
Single-Sided (DIMM2 must be single-sided)
(Double-Sided DIMM cannot be used here!)
(must be same or half DIMM2 memory size)
x1
Total System Memory (Max 512MB)
=
x1
3.5.1 General DIMM Notes
• When this motherboard operates at 100MHz, PC100-compliant modules must be
used because of the strict timing issues involved under this speed.
• ASUS motherboards support SPD (Serial Presence Detect) DIMMs. This is the
memory of choice for best performance vs. stability.
• SDRAM chips are generally thinner with higher pin density than EDO (Extended
Data Output) chips.
• BIOS shows SDRAM memory on bootup screen.
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3.5.2 DIMM Installation
Insert the module(s) as shown. Because the number of pins are different on either
side of the breaks, the module will only fit in the orientation shown. DIMMs are
longer and have different pin contact on each side and therefore have a higher pin
density. SIMMs have the same pin contact on both sides.
Lock
0 1
0 1
0 1
88 Pins
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System Memory
60 Pins
20 Pins
CUW 168-Pin DIMM Sockets
The DIMMs must be 3.3V Unbuffered for this motherboard. To determine the DIMM
type, check the notches on the DIMMs (see figure below).
168-Pin DIMM Notch Key Definitions (3.3V)
DRAM Key Position
Unbuffered
RFU
Buffered
Voltage Key Position
Reserved
5.0V
3.3V
The notches on the DIMM will shift between left, center, or right to identify the type
and also to prevent the wrong type from being inserted into the DIMM slot on the
motherboard. You must ask your retailer the correct DIMM type before purchasing.
This motherboard supports four clock signals per DIMM socket.
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3.6 Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard provides a ZIF Socket 370. The CPU that came with the motherboard should have a fan attached to it to prevent overheating. If this is not the case,
then purchase a fan before you turn on your system.
WARNING! Be sure that there is sufficient air circulation across the processor’s
heatsink by regularly checking that your CPU fan is working. Without sufficient
circulation, the processor could overheat and damage both the processor and the
motherboard. You may install an auxiliary fan, if necessary.
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CPU
To install a CPU, first turn off your system and remove its cover. Locate the ZIF
socket and open it by first pulling the lever sideways away from the socket then
upwards to a 90-degree angle. Insert the CPU with the correct orientation as shown.
The notched corner (or corner with gold arrow) should point towards the end of the
lever. Because the CPU has a corner pin for two of the four corners, the CPU will
only fit in the orientation as shown. The picture is for reference only; you should
have a CPU fan that covers the face of the CPU. With the added weight of the CPU
fan, no force is required to insert the CPU. Once completely inserted, close the
socket’s lever while holding down the CPU.
NOTE: Do not forget to set the correct Bus Frequency and Multiple (frequency
multiple setting is available only on unlocked processors) for your processor or else
boot-up may not be possible. Socket 370 processors provide internal thermal sensing so that a socket mounted thermal resistor is not needed.
CAUTION! Be careful not to scrape the motherboard when mounting a clampstyle processor fan or else damage may occur to the motherboard.
Socket 370 CPU (Top)
Socket 370 CPU (Bottom)
0 1
0 1
0 1
Celeron
Notch
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3.7 Expansion Cards
WARNING! Unplug your power supply when adding or removing expansion
cards or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to
both your motherboard and expansion cards.
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Expansion Cards
1. Read the documentation for your expansion card and make any necessary hardware or software settings for your expansion card, such as jumpers.
2. Remove your computer system’s cover and the bracket plate on the slot you
intend to use. Keep the bracket for possible future use.
3. Carefully align the card’s connectors and press firmly.
4. Secure the card on the slot with the screw you removed above.
5. Replace the computer system’s cover.
6. Set up the BIOS if necessary
(such as IRQ xx Used By ISA: Yes in 4.4.3 PCI Configuration)
7. Install the necessary software drivers for your expansion card.
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3.7.2 Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards
Some expansion cards need an IRQ to operate. Generally, an IRQ must be exclusively assigned to one use. In a standard design, there are 16 IRQs available but
most of them are already in use, leaving 6 IRQs free for expansion cards. If your
motherboard has PCI audio onboard, an additional IRQ will be used. If your motherboard also has MIDI enabled, another IRQ will be used, leaving 4 IRQs free.
The following table lists the default IRQ assignments for standard PC devices. Use
this table when configuring your system and for resolving IRQ conflicts.
Standard Interrupt Assignments
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Expansion Cards
IRQ
0
1
2
3*
4*
5*
6
7*
8
9*
10*
11*
12*
13
14*
15*
Priority
1
2
N/A
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Programmable Interrupt
Communications Port (COM2)
Communications Port (COM1)
Sound Card (sometimes LPT2)
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
ACPI Mode when enabled
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
*These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
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Interrupt Request Table
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCI slot 3
PCI slot 4
PCI slot 5
PCI slot 6
Onboard VGA
Onboard audio/AMR/SMBus
Onboard LAN
USB
INT-A
shared
---shared
-shared
----
INT-B
-shared
-------shared
---
INT-C
--shared
--shared
--shared
--
INT-D
---shared
-----shared
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Expansion Cards
IMPORTANT: If using PCI cards on shared slots, make sure that the drivers
support “Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Conflicts
will arise between the two PCI groups that will make the system unstable or
cards inoperable.
Both ISA and PCI expansion cards may require IRQs. System IRQs are available to
cards installed in the ISA expansion bus first, then any remaining IRQs are available
to PCI cards. Currently, there are two types of ISA cards.
The original ISA expansion card design, now referred to as “Legacy” ISA cards,
requires that you configure the card’s jumpers manually and then install it in any
available slot on the ISA bus. To see a map of your used and free IRQs in Windows
98, the Control Panel icon in My Computer, contains a System icon, which gives
you a Device Manager tab. Double-clicking on a specific hardware device gives
you the Resources tab which shows the Interrupt number and address. Double-click
Computer to see all the interrupts and addresses for your system. Make sure that no
two devices use the same IRQ or your computer will experience problems when
those two devices are in use at the same time.
To simplify this process, this motherboard complies with the Plug and Play (PnP)
specification which was developed to allow automatic system configuration whenever a PnP-compliant card is added to the system. For PnP cards, IRQs are assigned
automatically from those available.
If the system has both Legacy and PnP ISA cards installed, IRQs are assigned to
PNP cards from those not used by Legacy cards. The PCI and PNP configuration of
the BIOS setup utility can be used to indicate which IRQs are being used by Legacy
cards. For older Legacy cards that does not work with the BIOS, you can contact
your vendor for an ISA Configuration Utility.
An IRQ number is automatically assigned to PCI expansion cards after those used
by Legacy and PnP ISA cards. In the PCI bus design, the BIOS automatically assigns an IRQ to a PCI slot that has a card in it that requires an IRQ. To install a PCI
card, you need to set something called the INT (interrupt) assignment. Since all the
PCI slots on this motherboard use an INTA #, be sure that the jumpers on your PCI
cards are set to INT A.
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3.7.3 Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards
Some ISA cards, both legacy and PnP, may also need to use a DMA (Direct Memory
Access) channel. DMA assignments for this motherboard are handled the same way
as the IRQ assignment process described earlier. To select a DMA channel, see PCI/
PNP ISA DMA Resource Exclusion in 4.4.3 PCI Configuration. NOTE: The onboard audio by default uses DMA1.
IMPORTANT: To avoid conflicts, reserve the necessary IRQs and DMAs for
legacy ISA cards (see PCI/PNP ISA IRQ Resource Exclusion in 4.4.3 PCI Configuration). Choose Yes in IRQ xx Used By ISA and DMA x Used By ISA for
those IRQs and DMAs you want to reserve).
3.7.4 Audio Modem Riser (AMR) Slot
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Expansion Cards
This connector supports a specially designed audio and/or modem card called an AMR.
Main processing is done through software and controlled by the motherboard’s Intel I/
O Controller Hub (ICH). This provides an upgradeable audio and/or modem solution
at an incredibly low cost. There are two types of AMR, one defined as primary and
another defined as secondary. This motherboard uses the primary channel so that a
secondary AMR can coexist without the need to disable the onboard CODEC. The
motherboard’s onboard CODEC must be disabled when using a primary AMR.
NOTE: An AMR is not included with this motherboard.
01
01
01
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3.8 External Connectors
WARNING! Some pins are used for connectors or power sources. These are
clearly distinguished from jumpers in the Motherboard Layout. Placing jumper
caps over these connector pins will cause damage to your motherboard.
IMPORTANT: Ribbon cables should always be connected with the red stripe to
Pin 1 on the connectors. Pin 1 is usually on the side closest to the power connector on hard drives and CD-ROM drives, but may be on the opposite side on
floppy disk drives. Check the connectors before installation because there may
be exceptions. IDE ribbon cables must be less than 46 cm (18 in.), with the
second drive connector no more than 15 cm (6 in.) from the first connector.
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Connectors
NOTE: Onboard Fast-Ethernet is optional at the time of purchase. The illustrations
below are that of the model without the onboard Fast-Ethernet.
1) PS/2 Mouse Connector (Green 6-pin PS2KBMS)
The system will direct IRQ12 to the PS/2 mouse if one is detected. If one is not
detected, expansion cards can use IRQ12. See PS/2 Mouse Function Control
in 4.4 Advanced Menu.
PS/2 Mouse (6-pin female)
2) PS/2 Keyboard Connector (Purple 6-pin PS2KBMS)
This connector is for a standard keyboard using an PS/2 plug (mini DIN). This
connector will not allow standard AT size (large DIN) keyboard plugs. You
may use a DIN to mini DIN adapter on standard AT keyboards.
PS/2 Keyboard (6-pin female)
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3) Universal Serial Bus Ports 1 & 2 (Two black 4-pin USB)
Two USB ports are available for connecting USB devices.
USB 1
Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2
4) Parallel Port Connector (Burgundy 25-pin PRINTER)
You can enable the parallel port and choose the IRQ through Onboard Parallel
Port (see 4.4.2 I/O Device Configuration).
NOTE: Serial printers must be connected to the serial port.
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Connectors
Parallel (Printer) Port (25-pin female)
5) Serial Port COM1 Connector (Teal/Turquoise 9-pin COM1)
One serial port is ready for a mouse or other serial devices. A second serial port
is available using a serial port bracket connected from the motherboard to an
expansion slot opening. See Onboard Serial Port 1 in 4.2.2 I/O Device Configuration for settings.
COM 1
Serial Port (9-pin male)
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6) Monitor Output Connector (Blue 15-pin VGA)
This connector is for output to a VGA-compatible device.
VGA Monitor (15-pin female)
7) Joystick/MIDI Connector (Gold 15-pin GAME_AUDIO) (optional)
You may connect game joysticks or game pads to this connector for playing
games. Connect MIDI devices for playing or editing professional audio.
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Joystick/MIDI (15-pin female)
NOTE: The onboard game port is to be used only if you are not using any PCI
or ISA audio card with a game port.
8) Audio Port Connectors (Three 1/8” GAME_AUDIO) (optional)
Line Out (lime) can be connected to headphones or preferably powered speakers. Line In (light blue) allows tape players or other audio sources to be recorded by your computer or played through the Line Out (lime). Mic (pink)
allows microphones to be connected for inputting voice.
Line Out Line In Mic
1/8" Stereo Audio Connectors
9) Fast-Ethernet Port Connector (RJ45) (optional)
The RJ45 connector is optional at the time of purchase and is located on top of
the USB connectors. The connector allows the motherboard to connect to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.
RJ45
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10) Primary / Secondary IDE Connectors (40-1 pin PRIMARY/SECONDARY)
These connectors support the provided UltraDMA/66 IDE hard disk ribbon cable.
Connect the cable’s blue connector to the motherboard’s primary (recommended)
or secondary IDE connector, and then connect the gray connector to your
UltraDMA/66 slave device (hard disk drive) and the black connector to your
UltraDMA/66 master device. It is recommended that non-UltraDMA/66 devices
be connected to the secondary IDE connector. If you install two hard disks, you
must configure the second drive to Slave mode by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer to your hard disk documentation for the jumper settings. BIOS now
supports specific device bootup (see Boot Sequence in 4.6 Boot Menu). (Pin
20 is removed to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using
ribbon cables with pin 20 plugged). If you have more than two UltraDMA/66
devices, you will need to purchase another UltraDMA/66 cable.
NOTE: A small hole near the blue connector on the UltraDMA/66 cable is intentional.
TIP: You may configure two hard disks to be both Masters with two ribbon
cables – one for the primary IDE connector and another for the secondary IDE
connector. You may install one operating system on an IDE drive and another on
a SCSI drive and select the boot disk through Boot Sequence in 4.6 Boot Menu.
0 1
0 1
0 1
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CUW IDE Connectors
Primary IDE Connector
Secondary IDE Connector
WARNING! UltraDMA/66 IDE devices must use an 80-conductor IDE cable.
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1
PIN 1
11) Floppy Disk Drive Connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After connecting the single end to the board, connect the two plugs on the other end to the
floppy drives. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using ribbon cables with pin 5 plugged).
0 1
0 1
0 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1
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PIN 1
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12) Wake-On-LAN Connector (3-pin WOL_CON)
This connector connects to a LAN card with a Wake-On-LAN output, such as
the ASUS PCI-L101 Ethernet card (not required for onboard LAN model). The
connector powers up the system when a wakeup packet or signal is received
through the LAN card.
IMPORTANT: This feature requires that Wake On LAN is set to Enabled (see
4.5.1 Power Up Control) and that your system has an ATX power supply with at
least 720mA +5V standby power.
0 1
0 1
0 1
IMPORTANT: Requires an ATX power
supply with at least 720mA +5 volt
standby power
WOL_CON
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PME
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Ground
CUW
+5 Volt Standby
CUW Wake-On-LAN Connector
13) Wake-On-Ring Connector (2-pin WOR)
This connector connects to internal modem cards with a Wake-On-Ring output.
The connector powers up the system when a ringup packet or signal is received
through the internal modem card. NOTE: For external modems, Wake-On-Ring
is detected through the COM port.
IMPORTANT: This feature requires that PWR Up On Modem Act is set to
Enabled (see 4.5.1 Power Up Control) and that your system has an ATX power
supply with at least 720mA +5V standby power.
0 1
0 1
0 1
1
2
®
Ground
CUW
RI#
WOR
CUW Wake-On-Ring Connector
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14) IDE Activity LED Lead (2-pin IDELED)
This lead supplies power to the cabinet’s IDE activity LED. Read and write
activity by devices connected to the Primary or Secondary IDE connectors will
cause the LED to light up.
0 1
0 1
0 1
TIP: If the case-mounted LED does not
light, try reversing the 2-pin plug.
®
CUW
IDELED
CUW IDE Activity LED
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15) Chassis, CPU, & Power Supply Fan Connectors (3-pin CHA_, CPU_, PWR_FAN)
These connectors support cooling fans of 350mA (4.2 Watts) or less. Orientate
the fans so that the heat sink fins allow airflow to go across the onboard heat
sink(s) instead of the expansion slots. Depending on the fan manufacturer, the
wiring and plug may be different. The red wire should be positive, while the
black should be ground. Connect the fan’s plug to the board taking into consideration the polarity of the connector.
NOTE: The “Rotation” signal is to be used only by a specially designed fan with
rotation signal. The Rotations per Minute (RPM) can be monitored using ASUS PC
Probe Utility or Intel LDCM Utility (see 6. SOFTWARE REFERENCE).
WARNING! The CPU and/or motherboard will overheat if there is no airflow
across the CPU and onboard heatsinks. Damage may occur to the motherboard
and/or the CPU fan if these pins are incorrectly used. These are not jumpers,
do not place jumper caps over these pins.
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16) Internal Audio Connectors (4-pin VIDEO, AUX, CD, TAD)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from such sound sources
as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card. The TAD connector allows the onboard audio to interface with a voice modem card with a similar connector. It
also allows the sharing of mono_in (such as a phone) and mono_out (such as a
speaker) between the onboard audio and the voice modem card.
VIDEO In (Green)
0 1
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Right Audio Channel
0 1
0 1
AUX In (White)
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Right Audio Channel
CD In (Black)
®
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Right Audio Channel
CUW
TAD In/Out
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CUW Internal Audio Connectors
Modem-In (to Modem)
Ground
Modem-Out (from Modem)
17) Internal Speaker Connector (SPKEAR)
This connector allows you to connect the internal chassis speaker to the onboard
audio’s output. This will allow you to use the chassis’ built-in speaker to listen to
sounds normally requiring separately purchased external speakers. The ground
(GND) wire is usually the black wire and the speaker-out (SPKOUT) is usually
the red wire. System beeps and warnings sent through the chassis speaker connector is also routed through this internal speaker connector so that there is no
need for two speakers.
0 1
0 1
0 1
1
SPKOUT
®
GND
CUW
4
SPKEAR
CUW Internal Speaker Connector
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18) Standard IR (SIR) (5-pin) and Consumer IR (CIR) (5-1 pin) Connectors
This connector supports an optional wireless transmitting and receiving infrared module. This module mounts to a small opening on system cases that support this feature. You must also configure the setting through UART2 Use Infrared (see 4.4.2 I/O Device Configuration) to select whether UART2 is directed for use with COM2 or IrDA. Use the five pins as shown in Back View
and connect a ribbon cable from the module to the motherboard’s SIR connector
according to the pin definitions. An optional consumer infrared (CIR) set connects to the CIR and SIR connectors simultaneously for both wireless transmitting and remote control functions through one external infrared module. Wake
On PS2 KB/Mouse in 4.5.1 Power Up Control must be Enabled in order to use
Consumer Infrared (CIR) power up.
IR
0 1
0 1
0 1
CIR SIR
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GND
+5V
(NC)
CIRRX
CIR+5V
IRRX
GND
IRTX
(NC)
Standard Infrared (SIR)
Back View
Front View
®
CUW
+5V
IRTX
GND
(NC)
IRRX
CUW Infrared Module Connector
19) Serial Port COM 2 Header (10-1 pin COM2)
The optional serial port bracket can be used to add an additional serial port for a
second serial device. The connector with bracket shown here is for the nonLCD model.
0 1
0 1
0 1
COM2
Pin 1
®
to COM2 Header
CUW
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20) SMBus Connector (5-1 pin SMB)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management Bus) devices. SMBus devices communicate by means of the SMBus with an SMBus
host and/or other SMBus devices. SMBus is a specific implementation of an I2C
bus, which is a multi-device bus; that is, multiple chips can be connected to the
same bus and each one can act as a master by initiating data transfer.
+5V
Ground
SMBDATA
0 1
0 1
SMBCLK
0 1
®
CUW
1
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SMB
CUW SMBus Connector
21) Digital LCD Header (20-1 pin DFP) (optional)
This header requires a digital LCD cable connector. For the LCD model, the
individual serial cable with bracket is replaced with the LCD and serial combination cable with bracket (as shown here). Connect the digital LCD cable to the
LCD header and the serial cable to the COM2 header and mount the bracket to
the chassis on a free expansion slot. NOTE: If both CRT and digital LCD monitors are used, the CRT will take precedent. This connector is for a digital LCD
panel; an analog LCD panel comes with a 15-pin VGA cable connector to be
used on the monitor connector. The connectors with bracket shown here are
provided with the LCD model.
0 1
0 1
0 1
DFP
®
1
11
10
20
5VLTVCL
HPG
GND
TXC+
TX0GND
TX1+
TX2GND
(NC)
5VLTVDA
0+5V
TXCGND
TX0+
TX1GND
TX2+
(NC)
to DFP Header
CUW
to COM2 Header
COM2
Pin 1
CUW LCD and COM2 Bracket
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22) Internal Microphone Connector (3 pin INT MIC)
This connector allows you to connect a chassis mounted microphone to the
motherboard instead of having to attach an external microphone.
0 1
0 1
MIC Power
MIC Input
Ground
0 1
1
3
®
INTMIC
CUW
CUW Internal Microphone Connector
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23) Chassis Intrusion Lead (2-pin CHA)
This lead is for a chassis designed for chassis intrusion detection. After-market
toggle switches may also be installed to the chassis panel or on any removable
components. Two wires should be available from the chassis to connect to this
lead. When any chassis component is removed, the circuit should open and the
motherboard will record a chassis intrusion event. If the chassis intrusion connector is not used, a jumper cap must be placed over the pins to close the circuit.
0 1
0 1
0 1
CHA
®
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CUW
CUW Chassis Open Alarm Lead
24) ATX Power Supply Connector (20-pin block ATXPWR)
This connector connects to an ATX power supply. The plug from the power supply will only insert in one orientation because of the different hole sizes. Find the
proper orientation and push down firmly making sure that the pins are aligned.
IMPORTANT: Make sure that your ATX power supply can supply at least 10mA
on the +5-volt standby lead (+5VSB). You may experience difficulty in powering ON your system if your power supply cannot support the load. For WakeOn-LAN support, your ATX power supply must supply at least 720mA +5VSB.
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The following PANEL illustration is used for items 25-31
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25) System Warning Speaker Connector (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker. You may leave this
disconnected if you connect the chassis speaker to the internal speaker connector. All three sources (LINE_OUT, INT_SPKA, SPEAKER) will allow you to
hear system beeps and warnings. Only LINE_OUT will allow you to hear system beeps before the integrated audio has been properly initialized.
26) Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (2-pin KEYLOCK)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted key switch to allow keyboard locking.
27) System Power LED Lead (3-1 pin PLED)
This 3-1 pin connector connects the system power LED, which lights when the
system is powered on and blinks when it is in sleep mode.
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28) Reset Switch Lead (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting
your computer without having to turn off your power switch. This is a preferred
method of rebooting to prolong the life of the system’s power supply.
29) ATX Power Switch Lead (2-pin PWRSW)
The system power is controlled by a momentary switch connected to this lead.
Pressing the button once will switch the system between ON and SOFT OFF.
Pushing the switch while in the ON mode for more than 4 seconds will turn the
system off. The system power LED shows the status of the system’s power.
30) System Management Interrupt Lead (2-pin SMI)
This allows the user to manually place the system into a suspend mode or “Green”
mode, where system activity is decreased to save electricity and expand the life
of certain components when the system is not in use. This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted suspend switch. Wake-up can be controlled by settings in the BIOS but the keyboard will always allow wake-up (the SMI lead
cannot wake up the system).
31) Message LED Lead (2-pin LED)
This indicates whether a message has been received from a fax/modem. The
LED will remain lit when there is no signal and blink when there is data transfer
or waiting in the inbox. This function requires ACPI OS and driver support. To
enable ACPI support in Windows 98, reinstall Windows 98 using the command
line setup /p j.
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3.9 Starting Up the First Time
1. After all connections are made, close the system case cover.
2. Be sure that all switches are off (in some systems, marked with ).
3. Connect the power supply cord into the power supply located on the
back of your system case according to your system user’s manual.
4. Connect the power cord into a power outlet that is equipped with a surge
protector.
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Powering Up
5. You may then turn on your devices in the following order:
a. Your monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. Your system power. For ATX power supplies, you need to switch on
the power supply as well as press the ATX power switch on the front
of the case.
6. The power LED on the front panel of the system case will light. For
ATX power supplies, the system LED will light when the ATX power
switch is pressed. The LED on the monitor may light up or switch between orange and green after the system’s if it complies with “green”
standards or if it has a power standby feature. The system will then run
power-on tests. While the tests are running, the BIOS will alarm beeps
or additional messages will appear on the screen. If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turn on the power, the system
may have failed a power-on test. Recheck your jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance.
Award BIOS Beep Codes
Beep
One short beep when
displaying logo
Long beeps in an endless loop
One long beep followed by
three short beeps
High frequency beeps when
system is working
Meaning
No error during POST
No DRAM installed or detected
Video card not found or video card
memory bad
CPU overheated
System running at a lower frequency
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7. During power-on, hold down <Delete> to enter BIOS setup. Follow the
instructions in 4. BIOS SETUP.
* Powering Off your computer: You must first exit or shut down your
operating system before switching off the power switch. For ATX power
supplies, you can press the ATX power switch after exiting or shutting
down your operating system. If you use Windows 9X, click the Start
button, click Shut Down, and then click Shut down the computer?
The power supply should turn off after Windows shuts down.
NOTE: The message “You can now safely turn off your computer” will
not appear when shutting down with ATX power supplies.
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4.1 Managing and Updating Your BIOS
4.1.1 Upon First Use of the Computer System
It is recommended that you save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS
along with a Flash Memory Writer utility (AFLASH.EXE) to a bootable
floppy disk in case you need to reinstall the BIOS later. AFLASH.EXE is a
Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS by uploading a new
BIOS file to the programmable flash ROM on the motherboard. This file
works only in DOS mode. To determine the BIOS version of your motherboard, check the last four numbers of the code displayed on the upper lefthand corner of your screen during bootup. Larger numbers represent a newer
BIOS file.
4. BIOS SETUP
Updating BIOS
1. Type FORMAT A:/S at the DOS prompt to create a bootable system
floppy disk. DO NOT copy AUTOEXEC.BAT & CONFIG.SYS to the
disk.
2. Type COPY D:\AFLASH\AFLASH.EXE A:\ (assuming D is your CDROM drive) to copy AFLASH.EXE to the just created boot disk.
NOTE: AFLASH works only in DOS mode. It will not work with DOS
prompt in Windows and will not work with certain memory drivers that
may be loaded when you boot from your hard drive. It is recommended
that you reboot using a floppy.
3. Reboot your computer from the floppy disk. NOTE: BIOS setup must
specify “Floppy” as the first item in the boot sequence.
4. In DOS mode, type A:\AFLASH <Enter> to run AFLASH.
IMPORTANT! If “unknown” is displayed after Flash Memory:, the memory
chip is either not programmable or is not supported by the ACPI BIOS and therefore, cannot be programmed by the Flash Memory Writer utility.
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5. Select 1. Save Current BIOS to File from the Main menu and press
<Enter>. The Save Current BIOS To File screen appears.
6. Type a filename and the path, for example, A:\XXX-XX.XXX and then
press <Enter>.
4.1.2 Updating BIOS Procedures
WARNING! Only update your BIOS if you have problems with your motherboard and you know that the new BIOS revision will solve your problems. Careless updating can result in your motherboard having more problems!
4. BIOS SETUP
Updating BIOS
1. Download an updated ASUS BIOS file from the Internet (WWW or
FTP) (see ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION on page 3 for details)
and save to the disk you created earlier.
2. Boot from the disk you created earlier.
3. At the “A:\” prompt, type AFLASH and then press <Enter>.
4. At the Main Menu, type 2 and then press <Enter>. The Update BIOS
Including Boot Block and ESCD screen appears.
5. Type the filename of your new BIOS and the path, for example, A:\XXXXX.XXX, and then press <Enter>.
NOTE: To cancel this operation, press <Enter>.
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6. When prompted to confirm the BIOS update, press Y to start the update.
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Updating BIOS
7. The utility starts to program the new BIOS information into the flash
ROM. The boot block will be updated automatically only when necessary. This will minimize the chance that a failed update will prevent
your system from booting up. When the programming is finished, Flashed
Successfully will be displayed.
8. Follow the onscreen instructions to continue.
WARNING! If you encounter problems while updating the new BIOS, DO NOT
turn off your system since this might prevent your system from booting up. Just
repeat the process, and if the problem still persists, update the original BIOS file
you saved to disk above. If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able to
successfully update a complete BIOS file, your system may not be able to boot
up. If this happens, your system will need servicing.
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4.2 BIOS Setup Program
This motherboard supports a programmable EEPROM that can be updated using
the provided utility as described in 4.1 Managing and Updating Your BIOS.
The utility is used if you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring your system,
or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section describes how to configure your system
using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, at some time in the future
you may want to change the configuration of your computer. For example, you
may want to enable the Security Password Feature or make changes to the power
management settings. It will then be necessary to reconfigure your system using
the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and
record them in the CMOS RAM of the EEPROM.
4. BIOS SETUP
Program Information
The EEPROM on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. This
appears during the Power-On Self Test (POST). Press <Delete> to call up the Setup
utility. If you are a little bit late in pressing the mentioned key, POST will continue
with its test routines, thus preventing you from calling up Setup. If you still need to
call Setup, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the Reset button on the system chassis. You can also restart by turning the
system off and then back on again. But do so only if the first two methods fail.
The Setup program has been designed to make it as easy to use as possible. It is a
menu-driven program, which means you can scroll through the various sub-menus
and make your selections among the predetermined choices.
To access the BIOS Setup program, press the <Delete> key after
the computer has run through its POST.
NOTE: Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS screens and descriptions are for reference purposes only and may not reflect your BIOS screens exactly.
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4.2.1 BIOS Menu Bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
MAIN
Use this menu to make changes to the basic system configuration.
ADVANCED Use this menu to enable and make changes to the advanced
features.
POWER
Use this menu to configure and enable Power Management
features.
BOOT
Use this menu to configure the default system device used to locate and load the Operating System.
EXIT
Use this menu to exit the current menu or specify how to exit the
Setup program.
To access the menu bar items, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
4.2.2 Legend Bar
4. BIOS SETUP
Menu Introduction
At the bottom of the Setup screen you will notice a legend bar. The keys in the
legend bar allow you to navigate through the various setup menus. The following
table lists the keys found in the legend bar with their corresponding alternates and
functions.
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Navigation Key(s)
Function Description
<F1> or <Alt + H>
Displays the General Help screen from anywhere in the BIOS
Setup
<Esc>
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a submenu
← or → (keypad arrow)
Selects the menu item to the left or right
↑ or ↓ (keypad arrow)
Moves the highlight up or down between fields
- (minus key)
Scrolls backward through the values for the highlighted field
+ (plus key) or spacebar
Scrolls forward through the values for the highlighted field
<Enter>
Brings up a selection menu for the highlighted field
<Home> or <PgUp>
Moves the cursor to the first field
<End> or <PgDn>
Moves the cursor to the last field
<F5>
Resets the current screen to its Setup Defaults
<F10>
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General Help
In addition to the Item Specific Help window, the BIOS setup program also provides a General Help screen. This screen can be called up from any menu by simply pressing <F1> or the <Alt> + <H> combination. The General Help screen lists
the legend keys with their corresponding alternates and functions.
Saving Changes and Exiting the Setup Program
See 4.7 Exit Menu for detailed information on saving changes and exiting the
setup program.
Scroll Bar
When a scroll bar appears to the right of a help window, it indicates that there is
more information to be displayed that will not fit in the window. Use <PgUp> and
<PgDn> or the up and down arrow keys to scroll through the entire help document. Press <Home> to display the first page, press <End> to go to the last page.
To exit the help window, press <Enter> or <Esc>.
Sub-Menu
4. BIOS SETUP
Menu Introduction
Note that a right pointer symbol (as shown in the left view)
appears to the left of certain fields. This pointer indicates that
a sub-menu can be launched from this field. A sub-menu contains additional options for a field parameter. To call up a submenu, simply move the highlight to the field and press <Enter>. The sub-menu will then immediately appear. Use the
legend keys to enter values and move from field to field within
a sub-menu just as you would within a menu. Use the <Esc>
key to return to the main menu.
Take some time to familiarize yourself with each of the legend keys and their
corresponding functions. Practice navigating through the various menus and submenus. If you accidentally make unwanted changes to any of the fields, use the set
default hot key <F5>. While moving around through the Setup program, note that
explanations appear in the Item Specific Help window located to the right of each
menu. This window displays the help text for the currently highlighted field.
NOTE: The item heading in square brackets represents the default setting for
that field.
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4.3 Main Menu
When the Setup program is accessed, the following screen appears:
4. BIOS SETUP
Main Menu
System Time [XX:XX:XX]
Sets your system to the time that you specify (usually the current time).
The format is hour, minute, second. Valid values for hour, minute and second are Hour: (00 to 23), Minute: (00 to 59), Second: (00 to 59). Use the
<Tab> or <Shift> + <Tab> keys to move between the hour, minute, and
second fields.
System Date [XX/XX/XXXX]
Sets your system to the date that you specify (usually the current date). The
format is month, day, year. Valid values for month, day, and year are Month:
(1 to 12), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (100 year range). Use the <Tab> or <Shift>
+ <Tab> keys to move between the month, day, and year fields.
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.], Legacy Diskette B [None]
Sets the type of floppy drives installed. Configuration options: [None]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[2.88M, 3.5 in.]
Floppy 3 Mode Support [Disabled]
This is required to support older Japanese floppy drives. Floppy 3 Mode
support will allow reading and writing of 1.2MB (as opposed to 1.44MB)
on a 3.5-inch diskette. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Drive A]
[Drive B] [Both]
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4.3.1 Primary & Secondary Master/Slave
4. BIOS SETUP
Master/Slave Drives
NOTE: Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you
have the configuration information supplied by the manufacturer of the
drive. Incorrect settings may cause your system to not recognize the installed hard disk. To allow the BIOS to detect the drive type automatically, select [Auto].
Type [Auto]
Select [Auto] to automatically detect an IDE hard disk drive. If automatic
detection is successful, the correct values will be filled in for the remaining
fields on this sub-menu. If automatic detection fails, your hard disk drive
may be too old or too new. You can try updating your BIOS or enter the
IDE hard disk drive parameters manually.
NOTE: After the IDE hard disk drive information has been entered into
BIOS, new IDE hard disk drives must be partitioned (such as with FDISK)
and then formatted before data can be read from and write on. Primary
IDE hard disk drives must have its partition set to active (also possible
with FDISK).
Other options for the Type field are:
[None] - to disable IDE devices
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IMPORTANT: If your hard disk was already formatted on an older previous system,
incorrect parameters may be detected. You will need to enter the correct parameters
manually or use low-level format if you do not need the data stored on the hard disk.
If the parameters listed differ from the ones used when the disk was formatted, the
disk will not be readable. If the auto-detected parameters do not match the ones that
should be used for your disk, you should enter the correct ones manually by setting
[User Type HDD].
[User Type HDD]
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Master/Slave Drives
Manually enter the number of cylinders, heads and sectors per track for your drive.
Refer to your drive documentation or look on the drive for this information. If no
drive is installed or if you are removing a drive and not replacing it, select [None].
Translation Method [LBA]
Select the hard disk drive type in this field. When Logical Block Addressing is
enabled, 28-bit addressing of the hard drive is used without regard for cylinders,
heads, or sectors. Note that LBA Mode is necessary for drives with greater than
504MB in storage capacity. Configuration options: [LBA] [LARGE] [Normal]
[Match Partition Table] [Manual]
Cylinders
This field configures the number of cylinders. Refer to your drive documentation
to determine the correct value to enter into this field. NOTE: To make changes to
this field, the Type field must be set to [User Type HDD] and the Translation
Method field must be set to [Manual].
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Master/Slave Drives
Head
This field configures the number of read/write heads. Refer to your drive documentation to determine the correct value to enter into this field. NOTE: To make changes to
this field, the Type field must be set to [User Type HDD] and the Translation Method
field must be set to [Manual].
Sector
This field configures the number of sectors per track. Refer to your drive documentation to determine the correct value to enter into this field. NOTE: To make
changes to this field, the Type field must be set to [User Type HDD] and the Translation Method field must be set to [Manual].
CHS Capacity
This field shows the drive’s maximum CHS capacity calculated automatically by
the BIOS from the drive information you entered.
Maximum LBA Capacity
This field shows the drive’s maximum LBA capacity calculated automatically by
the BIOS from the drive information you entered.
Multi-Sector Transfers [Maximum]
This option automatically sets the number of sectors per block to the highest number
supported by the drive. This field can also be configured manually. Note that when
this field is automatically configured, the set value may not always be the fastest
value for the drive. Refer to the documentation that came with your hard drive to
determine the optimal value and set it manually. NOTE: To make changes to this
field, the Type field must be set to [User Type HDD]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [2 Sectors] [4 Sectors] [8 Sectors] [16 Sectors] [32 Sectors] [Maximum]
SMART Monitoring [Disabled]
This allows the enabling or disabling of the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) system which utilizes internal hard disk drive monitoring technology. This feature is normally disabled because system resources used
in this feature may decrease system performance. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PIO Mode [4]
This option lets you set a PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode for the IDE device. Modes 0 through 4 provide successively increased performance. Configuration options: [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
Ultra DMA Mode [Disabled]
Ultra DMA capability allows improved transfer speeds and data integrity for compatible IDE devices. Set to [Disabled] to suppress Ultra DMA capability. NOTE:
To make changes to this field, the Type field must be set to [User Type HDD].
Configuration options: [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] [Disabled]
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Other options for “Type:” are:
[CD-ROM] - for IDE CD-ROM drives
[LS-120] - for LS-120 compatible floppy disk drives
[ZIP-100] - for ZIP-100 compatible disk drives
[MO] - for IDE magneto optical disk drives
[Other ATAPI Device] - for IDE devices not listed here
After using the legend keys to make your selections on this sub-menu, press
the <Esc> key to exit back to the Main menu. When the Main menu appears, you will notice that the drive size appear in the field for the hard disk
drive that you just configured.
Language [English]
This allows selection of the BIOS’ displayed language. Currently only English
is available.
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Main Menu
Supervisor Password [Disabled], User Password [Disabled]
These fields allow you to set the passwords. To set the password, highlight the appropriate field and press <Enter>.
Type in a password and press <Enter>. You can type up to eight alphanumeric characters. Symbols and other keys are ignored. To confirm the password, type the password again and press the <Enter>. The password is now set to [Enabled]. This password allows full access to the BIOS Setup menus.
To clear the password, highlight this field and press <Enter>. The same dialog box
as above will appear. Press <Enter> and the password will be set to [Disabled].
A Note about Passwords
The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify passwords in the Main menu. The
passwords control access to the BIOS during system startup. The passwords are not
case sensitive. In other words, it makes no difference whether you enter a password
using upper or lowercase letters.
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 functions. When enabled, the Supervisor password is required for entering
the BIOS Setup program and having full access to all configuration fields.
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Forgot the password?
If you forgot the password, you can clear the password by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password
information is powered by the onboard button cell battery. To erase the
RTC RAM: (1) Unplug your computer, (2) Short the solder points, (3) Turn
ON your computer, (4) Hold down <Delete> during bootup and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter user preferences.
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Short solder points
to Clear CMOS
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CUW
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(Clear CMOS)
CUW Clear RTC RAM
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Main Menu
Halt On [All Errors]
This field determines which types of errors will cause the system to halt.
Configuration options: [All Errors] [No Error] [All but Keyboard] [All but
Disk] [All but Disk/Keyboard]
Installed Memory [XXX MB]
This field displays the amount of conventional memory detected by the
system during bootup. You do not need to make changes to this field. This
is a display only field.
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4.4 Advanced Menu
CPU Internal Frequency [Manual]
When the motherboard is set to JumperFree™ mode, this field allows you
to select the internal frequency of your CPU. Select [Manual] if you want to
make changes to the subsequent 3 fields.
4. BIOS SETUP
Advanced Menu
CPU Frequency Multiple (when CPU Speed is set to [Manual])
This field is for unlocked processors only. If your socket 370 processor’s
Frequency Multiple is detected locked, you will not be able to access this
field. This field sets the frequency multiple between the CPU’s internal
frequency and external frequency. This must be set in conjunction with CPU
External (FSB) Frequency to match the speed of your CPU. Configuration options: [2.0x] [2.5x] [3.0x]...[7.0x] [7.5x] [8.0x]
FSB/SDRAM/PCI Freq. Ratio (when CPU Speed is set to [Manual])
This feature tells the clock generator what frequencies to send to the local
bus and PCI devices onboard. The bus frequency (external frequency)
multiplied by the bus multiple equals the CPU’s internal frequency. Configuration options: [2/3/1] [3/3/1]
CPU External (FSB) Frequency (MHz) (when CPU Speed is set
to [Manual])
This feature tells the clock generator what frequency to send to the CPU, DRAM,
and chipset. The bus frequency (external frequency) multiplied by the bus multiple equals the CPU’s internal frequency (the CPU speed). The configuration
options vary depending on the CPU/SDRAM/PCI Freqency Ratio.
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CPU Vcore
This field displays the core voltage supplied to the CPU. If
you want to set it manually, always refer to the CPU documentation.
CPU Level 1 Cache, CPU Level 2 Cache [Enabled]
These fields allow you to choose from the default of [Enabled] or choose
[Disabled] to turn on or off the CPU’s Level 1 and Level 2 built-in cache.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Level 2 Cache ECC Check [Disabled]
This function controls the ECC capability in the CPU level 2 cache. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
BIOS Update [Enabled]
This functions as an update loader integrated into the BIOS to supply the
processor with the required data. In the default position of [Enabled], the
BIOS will load the update on all processors during system bootup. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Advanced Menu
PS/2 Mouse Function Control [Auto]
The default of [Auto] allows the system to detect a PS/2 mouse on startup.
If detected, IRQ12 will be used for the PS/2 mouse. IRQ12 will be reserved
for expansion cards only if a PS/2 mouse is not detected. [Enabled] will
always reserve IRQ12, whether on startup a PS/2 mouse is detected or not.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Auto]
USB Legacy Support [Auto]
This motherboard supports Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices. The default of [Auto] allows the system to detect a USB device on startup. If detected, the USB controller will be enabled. If not detected, the USB controller will be disabled. When this field is set to [Disabled], the USB controller
is disabled no matter whether you are using a USB device or not. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M [Disabled]
When using OS/2 operating systems with installed DRAM of greater than
64MB, you need to set this option to [Enabled]; otherwise, leave this on
[Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Notes for JumperFree Mode
CPU Upgrade/Reinstallation
To ensure that your system can enter BIOS setup after the processor has
been changed or reinstalled, your system will start up running at a bus speed
of 66MHz and a fail-safe CPU internal frequency (4x66MHz for the Intel
Coppermine processor or 2x66MHz for non-Coppermine processors). It will
then automatically take you to the Advanced menu with a popup menu of all
the officially possible CPU speeds.
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JumperFree Mode
For processors with locked frequency multiplier
For processors with unlocked frequency multiplier
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System Hangup
If your system crashes or hangs due to improper frequency settings, power
OFF your system and restart. The system will start up in safe mode running
at a bus speed of 66MHz and enter BIOS setup.
Cause for Hangup: Improper CPU Internal Frequency
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JumperFree Mode
Cause for Hangup: Improper CPU Frequency Multiple
(For processors with unlocked frequency multiplier only)
Cause for Hangup: Improper FSB/SDRAM/PCI Freq. Ratio
or CPU External (FSB) Freq. (MHz)
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4.4.1 Chip Configuration
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4. BIOS SETUP
Chip Configuration
SDRAM Configuration [By SPD]
This sets the optimal timings for items 2–4, depending on the memory modules that you are using. Default setting is [By SPD], which configures items
2–4 by reading the contents in the SPD (Serial Presence Detect) device. The
EEPROM on the memory module stores critical parameter information about
the module, such as memory type, size, speed, voltage interface, and module banks. Configuration options: [User Define] [7ns (143MHz)] [8ns
(125MHz)] [By SPD]
SDRAM CAS Latency
This controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the time
that the data actually becomes available. NOTE: To make changes to this
field, the SDRAM Configuration field must be set to [User Define].
SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay
This controls the latency between the SDRAM active command and the
read/write command. NOTE: To make changes to this field, the SDRAM
Configuration field must be set to [User Define].
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SDRAM RAS Precharge Time
This controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the
SDRAM. NOTE: To make changes to this field, the SDRAM Configuration field must be set to [User Define].
SDRAM Cycle Time (Tras, Trc) [6T, 8T]
This feature controls the number of SDRAM clocks used per access cycle.
Configuration options: [5T, 7T] [6T, 8T]
SDRAM Page Closing Policy [All Banks]
This feature controls whether the graphic and memory controller hub will
precharge one or all banks after a page miss. Configuration options: [One
Bank] [All Banks]
CPU Latency Timer [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard VGA [Enabled]
Leave on default setting if you want to use the onboard VGA. If this field is
disabled, all Display Cache configurations will not be available. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Display Cache CAS Latency (DCCAS) [2T]
Configuration options: [2T] [3T]
4. BIOS SETUP
Chip Configuration
Display Cache RAS to CAS Delay [Determined by DCCAS]
With the default setting [Determined by DCCAS], this field has the same
configuration as Display Cache CAS Latency (DCCAS). Configuration
options: [Determined by DCCAS] [2T]
Display Cache RAS Precharge Time [2T]
Configuration options: [2T] [3T]
Display Cache Cycle Time (Tras, Trc) [5T, 8T]
Configuration options: [5T, 8T] [7T, 10T]
Display Cache Paging Mode [Page Open Mode]
Configuration options: [Page Open Mode] [Page Close Mode]
Graphics Window Size [64MB]
This feature allows you to select the size of mapped memory for AGP graphic
data. Configuration options: [64MB] [32MB]
Memory Hole At 15M-16M [Disabled]
This field allows you to reserve an address space for ISA expansion cards
that require it. Setting the address space to a particular setting will make
that memory space unavailable to the system. Expansion cards can only
access memory up to 16MB. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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PCI 2.1 Support [Enabled]
This function allows you to enable or disable PCI 2.1 features including
passive release and delayed transaction. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
High Priority PCI Mode [Enabled]
This field allows you to give PCI slot 1 a higher priority. You may want to
leave on the default setting if you are using an IEEE-1394 PCI card. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard PCI IDE Enable [Both]
You can select to enable the primary IDE channel, secondary IDE channel,
both, or disable both channels. Configuration options: [Both] [Primary] [Secondary] [Disabled]
Onboard ISA Bridge [Enabled]
If you are not using any ISA cards, you may disable this field. When this
field is disabled, the 8-bit and 16-bit I/O Recovery Time configurations
will not be available. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
8-bit, 16-bit I/O Recovery Time [3.5 BUSCLK]
Leave on default setting.
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4.4.2 I/O Device Configuration
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I/O Device Config
Onboard AC97 Modem Controller, Audio Controller [Auto]
[Auto] allows the motherboard’s BIOS to detect whether you are using any
modem/ audio device. If a modem/audio device is detected, the onboard
modem/audio controller will be enabled; if no modem/audio device is detected, the onboard modem/audio controller will be disabled. If you have
conflicts with the onboard modem/audio controller, you may set the appropriate field to [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Onboard FDC Swap A & B [No Swap]
This field allows you to reverse the hardware drive letter assignments of
your floppy disk drives. Configuration options: [No Swap] [Swap AB]
Floppy Disk Access Control [R/W]
When set to [Read Only], this field protects files from being copied to floppy
disks by allowing reads from the floppy disk drive but not writes. The setup
default [R/W] allows both reads and writes. Configuration options: [R/W]
[Read Only]
Onboard Serial Port 1 [3F8H/IRQ4], Onboard Serial Port 2 [2F8H/IRQ3]
These fields allow you to set the addresses for the onboard serial connectors. Serial Port 1 and Serial Port 2 must have different addresses. Configuration options: [3F8H/IRQ4] [2F8H/IRQ3] [3E8H/IRQ4] [2E8H/IRQ10]
[Disabled]
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UART2 Use Standard Infrared [Disabled]
When enabled, this field activates the onboard standard infrared feature and sets the
second serial UART to support the infrared module connector on the motherboard. If
your system already has a second serial port connected to the onboard COM2 connector, it will no longer work if you enable the infrared feature. See IrDA-Compliant
Infrared Module Connector in 3.8 External Connectors. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard Parallel Port [378H/IRQ7]
This field sets the address of the onboard parallel port connector. If you disable this
feature, Parallel Port Mode and ECP DMA Select configurations will not be available. Configuration options: [Disabled] [378H/IRQ7] [278H/IRQ5]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP+EPP]
This field allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port. [Normal] allows
normal-speed operation but in one direction only; [EPP] allows bidirectional parallel
port operation; [ECP] allows the parallel port to operate in bidirectional DMA mode;
[ECP+EPP] allows normal speed operation in a two-way mode. Configuration options: [Normal] [EPP] [ECP] [ECP+EPP]
ECP DMA Select [3]
This field allows you to configure the parallel port DMA channel for the selected ECP
mode. This selection is available only if you select [ECP] or [ECP+EPP] in Parallel
Port Mode above. Configuration options: [1] [3] [Disabled]
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I/O Device Config
Onboard Game Port [200H-207H]
This field sets the address of the onboard game port connector. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [200H-207H] [208H-20FH]
Onboard MIDI I/O [Disabled]
This field sets the address of the onboard MIDI connector. Configuration options: [Disabled] [330H-331H] [300H-301H]
Onboard MIDI IRQ [xx]
This field is not available if you select [Disabled] for the Onboard MIDI I/O field.
Configuration options: [3] [4] [5] [7] [9] [10] [11] [12] [14] [15]
Onboard CIR I/O [Disabled]
This field sets the address of the onboard Consumer IR connector. Configuration options: [Disabled] [2E0-2E8H] [3E0-3E8H]
Onboard CIR IRQ [xx]
This field is not available if you select [Disabled] for the Onboard CIR I/O field.
Configuration options: [3] [4] [5] [7] [9] [10] [11] [12] [14] [15]
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4.4.3 PCI Configuration
4. BIOS SETUP
PCI Configuration
Slot 1/5, Slot 2, Slot 3/6, Slot 4 IRQ [Auto]
These fields set how IRQ use is determined for each PCI slot. The default
setting for each field is [Auto], which utilizes auto-routing to determine
IRQ use. Configuration options: [Auto] [NA] [3] [4] [5] [7] [9] [10] [11]
[12] [14] [15]
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop [Disabled]
Some nonstandard VGA cards, such as graphics accelerators or MPEG video
cards, may not show colors properly. The setting [Enabled] should correct
this problem. Otherwise, leave this on the default setting of [Disabled].
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCI Latency Timer [32]
Leave on default setting for best performance vs. stability.
SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS [Auto]
[Auto] allows the motherboard’s BIOS to detect whether you have a Symbios
SCSI card. If the Symbios SCSI card is detected, the motherboard’s Symbios
BIOS will be enabled; if no Symbios SCSI card is detected, the onboard
Symbios SCSI BIOS will be disabled.
[Disabled] will disable the motherboard’s Symbios SCSI BIOS so that the
BIOS on an add-on Symbios SCSI card can be used. If your Symbios SCSI
card does not have a BIOS, the Symbios SCSI card will not function. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
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USB Function [Enabled]
This motherboard supports Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices. Set to [Enabled] if you want to use USB devices. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
ONB VGA BIOS First [No]
This field, when set to [Yes], gives priority to the onboard VGA BIOS over
other VGA controllers. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI/PNP ISA IRQ Resource Exclusion
4. BIOS SETUP
PCI Configuration
IRQ XX Used By ISA [No/ICU]
These fields indicate whether or not the displayed IRQ for each field is
being used by a legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. The default value indicates
either that the displayed IRQ is not used or that ISA Configuration Utility
(ICU) is being used to determine if an ISA card is using that IRQ. If you
install a legacy ISA card that requires a unique IRQ and you are not using an
ICU, you must set the field for that IRQ to [Yes]. For example: If you install
a legacy ISA card that requires IRQ 10, then set IRQ10 Used By ISA to
[Yes]. Configuration options: [No/ICU] [Yes]
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PCI/PNP ISA DMA Resource Exclusion
4. BIOS SETUP
PCI Configuration
DMA x Used By ISA [No/ICU]
These fields indicate whether or not the displayed DMA channel for each
field is being used by a legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. The default setting indicates either that the displayed DMA channel is not used or an ICU is being
used to determine if an ISA card is using that channel. If you install a legacy
ISA card that requires a unique DMA channel, and you are not using an
ICU, you must set the field for that channel to [Yes]. Configuration options:
[No/ICU] [Yes]
PCI/PNP ISA UMB Resource Exclusion
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ISA MEM Block BASE [No/ICU]
This field allows you to set the base address and block size of a legacy ISA
card that uses any memory segment within the C800 and DFFF address
range. If you have such a card and you are not using an ICU to specify its
address range, select a base address from the six available options; the ISA
MEM Block SIZE field will then appear for selecting the block size. If you
have more than one legacy ISA card in your system that requires the use of
this address range, you can increase the block size to 8K, 16K, 32K, or 64K.
If you are using an ICU to accomplish this task, leave ISA MEM Block
BASE to its default setting of [No/ICU]. Configuration options: [No/ICU]
[C800] [CC00] [D000] [D400] [D800] [DC00]
4.4.4 Shadow Configuration
4. BIOS SETUP
Shadow Configuration
Video ROM BIOS Shadow [Enabled]
This field allows you to change the video BIOS location from ROM to
RAM. Relocating to RAM enhances system performance, as information
access is faster than the ROM. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
D0000-DFFFF Shadow [Disabled]
These fields are used for shadowing other expansion card ROMs. If you
install other expansion cards with ROMs on them, you will need to know
which addresses the ROMs use to shadow them specifically. Shadowing a
ROM reduces the memory available between 640K and 1024K by the amount
used for this purpose. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5 Power Menu
The Power menu allows you to reduce power consumption. This feature turns off the
video display and shuts down the hard disk after a period of inactivity.
4. BIOS SETUP
Power Menu
Power Management [User Define]
This option must be enabled to use any of the automatic power saving features. If
this menu item is set to [Disabled], power management features will not function
regardless of other field settings on this menu. The [User Define] option allows you
to make your own selections in the Power menu. When set to [Max Saving], system
power will be conserved to its greatest amount. The Suspend Mode field will then
be set to predefined value that ensures maximum power savings.
This field acts as the master control for the power management modes. [Max Saving] puts the system into power saving mode after a brief period of system inactivity; [Min Saving] is almost the same as [Max Saving] except that the system inactivity period is longer; [Disabled] disables the power saving features; [User Define]
allows you to set power saving options according to your preference. Configuration
options: [User Define] [Disabled] [Min Saving] [Max Saving]
IMPORTANT: Advanced Power Management (APM) should be installed to keep
the system time updated when the computer enters suspend mode activated by
the BIOS Power Management. For DOS environments, you need to add the
statement, DEVICE=C:\DOS\POWER.EXE, to your CONFIG.SYS file. For
Windows 3.x and Windows 95, you need to install Windows with the APM
feature. For Windows 98 and later, APM is automatically installed. A battery
and power cord icon labeled “Power Management” will appear in the “Control
Panel.” Choose “Advanced” in the Power Management Properties dialog box.
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Video Off Option [Suspend -> Off ]
This field determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor
power management. Configuration options: [Always On] [Suspend -> Off]
Video Off Method [DPMS OFF]
This field defines the video off features. The DPMS (Display Power Management System) feature allows the BIOS to control the video display card if it
supports the DPMS feature. [Blank Screen] only blanks the screen (use this
for monitors without power management or “green” features. If set up in your
system, your screen saver will not display with [Blank Screen] selected). [V/
H SYNC+Blank] blanks the screen and turns off vertical and horizontal scanning. Configuration options: [Blank Screen] [V/H SYNC+Blank] [DPMS
Standby] [DPMS Suspend] [DPMS OFF] [DPMS Reduce ON]
HDD Power Down [Disabled]
Shuts down any IDE hard disk drives in the system after a period of inactivity as set in this user-configurable field. This feature does not affect
SCSI hard drives. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [3
Min]...[15 Min]
4. BIOS SETUP
Power Menu
Suspend-to-RAM Capability [Disabled]
Suspend-to-RAM (STR) is an energy-saving feature. In Suspend-to-RAM
state, all devices on the computer are turned off, except for the system
RAM. Thus, the PC consumes less than 5 Watts of power. [Auto] allows
the BIOS to detect if your power supply can supply at least 720mA on the
+5VSB lead to support the STR function. If the power supply meets the
requirement, the STR function will be enabled; if not, this function will be
disabled. If the expansion cards you use on the motherboard do not support
the STR function, you must leave this field on the default setting [Disabled].
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Suspend Mode [Disabled]
Sets the time period before the system goes into suspend mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1~2 Min] [2~3 Min] [4~5 Min] [8~9 Min] [20
Min]...[1 Hour]
PWR Button < 4 Secs [Soft off]
When set to [Soft off], the ATX switch can be used as a normal system
power-off button when pressed for less than 4 seconds. [Suspend] allows
the button to have a dual function where pressing less than 4 seconds will
place the system in sleep mode. Regardless of the setting, holding the ATX
switch for more than 4 seconds will power off the system. Configuration
options: [Soft off] [Suspend]
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4.5.1 Power Up Control
4. BIOS SETUP
Power Up Control
AC PWR Loss Restart [Disabled]
This allows you to set whether you want your system to reboot after the
power has been interrupted. [Disabled] leaves your system off and [Enabled] reboots your system. [Previous State] sets your system back to the
state it is before the power interruption. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled] [Previous State]
PWR Up On Modem Act [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the modem receives a call while the computer is in Soft-off
mode. NOTE: The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and applications are fully running. Thus connection cannot be made
on the first try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the
computer is off causes an initialization string that will also cause the system
to power on. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Wake On LAN [Enabled]
Wake-On-LAN allows your computer to be booted from another computer
via a network by sending a wake-up frame or signal. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
IMPORTANT: This feature requires an optional network interface with WakeOn-LAN and an ATX power supply with at least 720mA +5V standby power.
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Wake On PS2 KB/PS2 Mouse/CIR [Disabled]
Set this field to [Enabled] if you wish to use your PS2 keyboard, PS2 mouse, or
Consumer IR device to power up your computer. This feature requires an ATX
power supply that can supply at least 300mA on the +5VSB lead. The default
is set to [Disabled] because not all computers have the appropriate ATX power
supply. Your computer will not power ON if you set this to [Enabled] and do
not have the appropriate ATX power supply. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Wake Up By Keyboard [Space Bar]
When the previous setup item Wake On PS2 KB/PS2 Mouse/CIR is enabled, you may specify the key(s) to press to power up the computer. Configuration options: [Space Bar] [Ctrl-Esc] [Power Key]
Automatic Power Up [Disabled]
This allows an unattended or automatic system power up. You may configure
your system to power up at a certain time of the day by selecting [Everyday] or
at a certain time and day by selecting [By Date]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Everyday] [By Date]
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4.5.2 Hardware Monitor
MB Temperature, CPU Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the MB (motherboard) and
CPU temperatures. Set to [Ignore] only if necessary.
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Hardware Monitor
CPU Fan, Power Fan, Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM]
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the CPU fan speed, power
supply fan speed, and the chassis fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM).
The presence of the fans is automatically detected. Set to [Ignore] only if
necessary.
VCORE Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V Voltage,
-12V Voltage, -5V Voltage [xx.xV]
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the voltage output by the
onboard voltage regulators. Set to [Ignore] only if necessary.
NOTE: If any of the monitored items is out of range, an error message will
appear: “Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup menu for
details”. You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to continue, DEL to enter
SETUP”.
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4.6 Boot Menu
Boot Sequence
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Boot Menu
The Boot menu allows you to select among the four possible types of boot
devices listed using the up and down arrow keys. By using the <+> or <Space>
key, you can promote devices and by using the <-> key, you can demote
devices. Promotion or demotion of devices alters the priority which the system uses to search for a boot device on system power up. Configuration options: [Removable Devices] [IDE Hard Drive] [ATAPI CD-ROM] [Other
Boot Device]
Removable Device [Legacy Floppy]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Legacy Floppy] [LS120] [ZIP-100]
[ATAPI MO]
IDE Hard Drive
This field allows you to select which IDE hard disk drive to use in the boot
sequence. Pressing [Enter] will show the product IDs of all connected IDE
hard disk drives.
ATAPI CD-ROM
This field allows you to select which ATAPI CD-ROM drive to use in the
boot sequence. Pressing [Enter] will show the product IDs of all your connected ATAPI CD-ROM drives.
Other Boot Device Select [INT18 Device (Network)]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [SCSI Boot Device] [INT18 Device (Network)]
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Plug & Play O/S [No]
This field allows you to use a Plug-and-Play (PnP) operating system to configure the PCI bus slots instead of using the BIOS. When [Yes] is selected,
interrupts may be reassigned by the OS. When a non-PnP OS is installed or
you want to prevent reassigning of interrupt settings, select the default setting of [No]. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Boot Virus Detection [Enabled]
This field allows you to set boot virus detection, ensuring a virus-free boot
sector. The system halts and displays a warning message when it detects a
virus. If this occurs, you can either allow the operation to continue or use a
virus-free bootable floppy disk to restart and investigate your system. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Quick Power On Self Test [Enabled]
This field speeds up the Power-On-Self Test (POST) routine by skipping
retesting a second, third, and fourth time. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Boot Up Floppy Seek [Enabled]
When enabled, the BIOS will seek the floppy disk drive to determine whether
the drive has 40 or 80 tracks. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Boot Menu
Boot Up NumLock Status [On]
This field enables users to activate the Number Lock function upon system
boot. Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.7 Exit Menu
Once you have made all of your selections from the various menus in the Setup program, you should save your changes and exit Setup. Select Exit from the menu bar to
display the following menu:
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Exit Menu
NOTE: Pressing <Esc> does not exit this menu. You must select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit this menu.
Exit Saving Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.
The CMOS RAM is sustained by an onboard backup battery and stays on
even when the PC is turned off. Once this option is selected, a confirmation
is asked. Select [Yes] to save changes and exit.
NOTE: If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your
changes, the program will prompt you with a message asking if you want
to save your changes before exiting. Pressing <Enter> will then save changes
while exiting.
Exit Discarding Changes
This option should only be used if you do not want to save the changes you
have made to the Setup program. If you have made changes to fields other
than system date, system time, and password, the system will ask for confirmation before exiting.
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Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters
on the Setup menus. When this option is selected or if <F5> is pressed, a
confirmation is requested. Select [Yes] to load default values. You can now
select Exit Saving Changes or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
values you previously saved. After selecting this option, a confirmation is
requested. Select [Yes] to discard any changes and load the previously saved
values.
Save Changes
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Exit Menu
This option saves your selections without exiting the Setup program. You
can then return to other menus and make changes. After selecting this option, all selections are saved and a confirmation is requested. Select [Yes] to
save any changes to the non-volatile RAM.
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5.1 Operating Systems
Although ASUS motherboards passed testing on several operating systems, the operating system shown in these sections will be that of Microsoft’s Windows 98. You
should always use the latest operating system and updates when using new hardware to ensure full compliancy. For Windows 95, you must use OSR 2.0 or later. For
Windows NT 4.0, you must use Service Pack 3.0 or later.
5.2 Starting Windows For the First Time
When you start Windows 98 for the first time after installing your motherboard,
Windows will detect all plug-and-play devices. You can either follow the Add New
Hardware Wizard to install the device drivers or click Cancel. When prompted to
restart, select No and then follow the normal setup procedures later in this section.
IMPORTANT: Selecting No for the initial restart prompt is a necessary step
because Windows may load an older display driver that is incompatible with the
integrated VGA. Always use the driver available on the ASUS Support CD or an
applicable driver update from your ASUS vendor or the ASUS web site.
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NOTE: Because there are various motherboard settings, options, and expansion
cards, the following can only be used as a general reference and not an exact reflection of your system.
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5.2.1 PCI Ethernet Controller Found
(2) Click here and
then click Next.
(1) Click here.
(3) Insert your ASUS Support
CD, browse to here, and
then click Next.
(4) Click here.
(6) Enter E:\WIN98 here
and then click OK.
(5) Insert your Windows 98
CD, and then click here.
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(8) Click here.
(7) Insert your ASUS Support
CD, and then click here.
(9) Click here.
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5.3 ASUS Smart Motherboard Support CD
NOTE: The support CD contents are subject to change at any time without notice.
To begin using your support CD disc, just insert it into your CD-ROM drive and the
support CD installation menu should appear. If the menu does not appear, double
click or run E:\ASSETUP.EXE (assuming that your CD-ROM drive is drive E:).
5.3.1 Support CD Main Menu
Motherboard Info
Browse This CD
User’s Manual
Technical Support Form
Read Me
Exit
Main Menu (home button
only on other screens)
Back (arrow button only
on certain screens)
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Navigation Button Descriptions
Motherboard Info displays information on your motherboard, BIOS, and CPU.
Browse This CD allows you to see the contents of the ASUS Support CD.
User’s Manual displays the motherboard user’s manual in pdf format.
Technical Support Form opens up a blank Technical Support Request Form for
you to fill and print out when you run into technical difficulties and need technical
assistance.
Read Me opens up a file containing additional notes.
Home returns you to the main menu of the support CD. (only on other screens)
Exit allows you to close the support CD.
Back returns you one screen back on the support CD.
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System Requirements
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Intel® Pentium® microprocessor or higher.
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 95 (can be OEM Service Release 2), or
Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 4 or later).
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or higher.
Memory: 16 MB of RAM for Windows 95/98; 24 MB of RAM for Windows NT
(32 MB recommended).
Disk storage space: 100 MB of available hard disk space to install; 40-100 MB
of available hard disk space to run (depending on cluster size).
Hardware system: DM or SM BIOS is required for full LDCM functionality.
Protocols: IP (Winsock-enabled) communication protocol loaded on the client.
An IP stack is required on the client, regardless of whether the client accesses
the network.
Monitor resolution of 600x800, 256 colors or greater.
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the setup screen.
NOTE: LDCM will not run if another hardware monitoring utility, such as ASUS
PC Probe, is installed. To uninstall any program, see 5.10 Uninstalling Programs.
(1) Click here.
(2) Click here.
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(3) Click here.
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(5) Click here.
(6) Click here.
(7) Click here.
(10) Click here and then follow
the online instruction to
finish installing.
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(9) Click here.
(8) Click here.
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5.5 LDCM Administrator Setup
System Requirements
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Intel® Pentium® microprocessor or higher.
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 95 (can be OEM Service Release 2), or
Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 4 or later).
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or higher.
Memory: 16 MB of RAM for Windows 95/98; 24 MB of RAM for Windows NT
(32 MB recommended).
Disk storage space: 100 MB of available hard disk space to install; 40-100 MB
of available hard disk space to run (depending on cluster size).
Hardware system: DM or SM BIOS is required for full LDCM functionality.
Protocols: IP (Winsock-enabled) communication protocol loaded on the client.
An IP stack is required on the client, regardless of whether the client accesses
the network.
Monitor resolution of 600x800, 256 colors or greater.
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the setup screen.
NOTE: LDCM will not run if another hardware monitoring utility, such as ASUS
PC Probe, is installed. To uninstall any program, see 5.10 Uninstalling Programs.
(1) Click here.
(2) Click here.
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(3) Click here.
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(5) Click here only after you have
carefully read the license
agreement.
(6) Click here.
(8) Click here.
(7) Click here.
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(9) Click here.
(10) Enter a username and a password. Confirm password and
then click here.
(11) Click here.
(12) Click here.
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5.6 ASUS PC Probe
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the setup screen.
NOTE: ASUS PC Probe will not run if another hardware monitoring utility, such as
LDCM, is installed. To uninstall any program, see 5.10 Uninstalling Programs.
(1) Click here.
(2) Click here.
(3) Click here.
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(5) Click here.
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(6) Click here.
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(7) Click here.
(10) Click here.
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(9) Click here.
(8) Click here.
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5.7 ASUS LiveUpdate
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive or
double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the setup screen.
(1) Click here.
(2) Click here.
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(4) Click here.
(5) Click here.
(6) Click here.
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5.8 Drivers
5.8.1 VGA Driver Setup
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the setup screen.
NOTE: Before you install the VGA driver, make sure that the INF Update Utility is
installed (see 5.9.1 INF Update Utility for 810 Chipset)
(1) After your computer has restarted, double-click the CD
drive icon and then click here.
(2) Click here.
(4) Click here.
(5) Click here.
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(3) Click here.
(6) Click here.
(7) Click here.
(8) Browse to
E:\VGA\WIN98 and
then click here.
(9) To install other drivers or
software, click here, and
then click Finish.
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5.8.2 Audio Driver Setup
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the setup screen.
(1) Click here.
(2) Click here.
(3) Click here.
(4) Click here.
(5) Click here and then
click OK to install other
drivers and software.
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5.9 Other
5.9.1 INF Update Utility for 810 Chipset
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the setup screen.
(1) Click here.
(2) Click here.
(3) Click here.
(4) Click here.
(5) Click here only after you
have read the license
agreement.
(7) Click here to install the
driver to the default folder.
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(6) Click here.
(8) Click here and then follow
the online instructions.
Restart when prompted
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5.9.2 Intel Security Driver
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the setup screen.
(1) Click here.
(2) Click here.
(3) Click here.
(4) Click here.
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(5) Click here.
(7) Click here.
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5.9.3 YAMAHA S-YXG50
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the setup screen.
(1) Click here.
(2) Click here.
(3) Click here.
(4) Click here.
(6) Click here.
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(5) Enter the information requested
and the click here* .
* The serial number can be found on the software license
agreement card.
(7) Click here only if you accept
the terms of the agreement.
(8) Click here and follow
the online instructions
to complete installation.
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5.9.4 YAMAHA XGStudio
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the setup screen.
(2) Click here.
(1) Click here.
(4) Click here.
(3) Click here.
(6) Click here.
(5) Click here only after
you have carefully read
the license agreement.
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(7) Click here.
(8) Click here.
(9) Click here.
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5.9.6 PC-cillin 98
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the setup screen.
(1) Click here.
(2) Click here.
(4) Click here.
(3) Click here.
(5) Click here only if you
accept the terms of the
license agreement.
(7) Click here.
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(6) Click here.
(8) Click here and then
follow the online
instructins to finish
installation.
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5.9.7 Adobe Acrobat Reader V4.0
Insert the Support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive
or double-click the CD drive icon in My Computer to bring up the setup screen.
(2) Click here.
(1) Click here.
(4) Click here.
(3) Click here.
(5) Click here only if you
accept the terms of the
license agreement.
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(7) To install other drivers
or programs, click here
and then click Finish.
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5.10 Uninstalling Programs
Add/Remove Programs is a basic component within Windows. You may use this
function if a program does not provide its own uninstall program.
(1) Double-click here to open
the Add/Remove Programs
Properties dialog box.
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(2) Select the program to
remove and click here.
(3) Click here.
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6.1 Display Properties
The motherboard’s built-in 2D/3D AGP VGA supports professional graphics design, gaming, learning, and business applications.
NOTE: Depending on your system configuration, components, and options, your
system may not show all of the settings displayed in the following pictures.
To open the Properties dialog box, right-click the desktop and select Properties, the
Settings tab, and then the Advanced button.
General
The Display box displays the current font size
of the selected monitor. To use a different font
size, click the arrow, and then click the font
size you want.
The Compatibility box allows you to specify
when to apply changes to system color settings. NOTE: Some programs might not display colors correctly without being restarted
after you make changes. To avoid this problem, close the program, change the color settings, and then open the program again.
Adapter
Shows what type of display adapter you are
currently using. To install the software for a
new display adapter, click Change.
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Monitor
Shows what type of monitor you are currently
using. To install the software for a new monitor, click Change.
Performance
Specifies the degree of acceleration you want
for your graphics hardware. Full acceleration
is the fastest and is recommended for most
computers. If your ocmputer is having problems and you suspect graphics acceleration
to be the cause, use the highest setting at
which you do not have problems.
Color Management
Lists all the color profile currently associated
with your monitor. Click a profile to make it
the active profile. Otherwise, the default profile is the active profile.
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Information
Gives information on your graphics device
such as chipset, memory, BIOS, and drivers.
Internet links are also available for easy access to the ASUS Web page for new updated
drivers and notices.
Color (Desktop)
Allows you to adjust the quality of your display according to your preference. Gamma
correction is available only in 16-bit color
and 24-bit color (true color, 16.7M-color)
modes. In 16-color and 8-bit color (standard
color, 256-color) modes, the gamma correction function is not supported.
Color (Direct3D/Game)
This is the same as the color adjustments for
the desktop but this applies to direct3D applications and games.
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Color (Video)
Lets you make color settings for videos.
Adjustment
Allows you to adjust the display position,
size, and refresh rate.
Change refresh rate
Allows you to adjust the default refresh rates for each
resolution and color settings.
Change current refresh rate
Allows you to adjust the currently
displayed resolution refresh rate.
Advanced
Allows you to assign hot keys to enable the
OnScreen Display (OSD). To use this function, select Enable OSD. You may want to
change the default hot key (CTRL+ALT+O)
if it conflicts with the hot keys of other games,
video players, or Windows programs.
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6.2 ASUS PC Probe
ASUS PC Probe is a convenient utility to continuously monitor your computer system’s vital components, such as fan rotations, Voltages, and temperatures. It also has a utility that lets you review useful information about
your computer, such as hard disk space, memory usage, and CPU type, CPU
speed, and internal/external frequencies through the DMI Explorer.
6.2.1 Starting ASUS PC Probe
When ASUS PC Probe starts, a splash screen appears allowing you to select
whether or not to show the screen the next time you open PC Probe. To
bypass this startup screen, clear the Show up in next execution check box.
To open ASUS PC Probe, click the Windows Start button, point to Programs, and then ASUS Utility, and then click Probe Vx.xx.
The PC Probe icon
will appear on the taskbar’s system tray indicating
that ASUS PC Probe is running. Clicking the icon will allow you to see the
status of your PC.
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6.2.2 Using ASUS PC Probe
Monitoring
Monitor Summary
Shows a summary of the items being
monitored.
Temperature Monitor
Shows the PC’s temperature.
Temperature Warning
threshold adjustment
(Move the slider up to increase the
threshold level or down to decrease
the threshold level)
Fan Monitor
Shows the PC’s fan rotation.
Fan Warning
threshold adjustment
(Move the slider up to increase the
threshold level or down to decrease
the threshold level)
Voltage Monitor
Shows the PC’s voltages.
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Settings
Lets you set threshold levels and polling
intervals or refresh times of the PC’s temperature, fan rotation, and voltages.
CPU Cooling System Setup
Lets you select when to enable software
CPU cooling. When When CPU Overheated is selected, the CPU cooling system is enabled whenever the CPU temperature reaches the threshold value.
History
Lets you record the current monitoring
activity of a certain component of your
PC for future reference.
Information
Hard Drives
Shows the used and free space of the PC’s
hard disk drives and the file allocation
table or file system used.
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Memory
Shows the PC’s memory load, memory
usage, and paging file usage.
Device Summary
Shows a summary of devices in your PC.
DMI Explorer
Shows information pertinent to the PC,
such as CPU type, CPU speed, and internal/external frequencies, and memory
size.
Utility
Lets you run programs outside of the
ASUS Probe modules. To run a program,
click Execute Program.
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6.2.3 ASUS PC Probe Task Bar Icon
Right-clicking the PC Probe icon
will bring up a menu to open or
exit ASUS PC Probe and pause or
resume all system monitoring.
When the ASUS PC Probe senses
a problem with your PC, portions
of the ASUS PC Probe icon
changes to red, the PC speaker
beeps, and the ASUS PC Probe
monitor is displayed.
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6.3 ASUS LiveUpdate
ASUS LiveUpdate is a utility that allows you to update your motherboard’s
BIOS and drivers. The use of this utility requires that you are properly connected to the Internet through an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
1. Start ASUS Update V2.00.
Launch the utility from Start | Programs | ASUS
Utility | ASUS LiveUpdate V1.00.
2. Select an update method.
3. If you selected updating/downloading from the
Internet, you will need to select an Internet site.
Choose the site that is closest to you or click
Auto Select.
If you selected Update from a file, you will
be prompted to locate the file.
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6.4 Using Yamaha XGstudio Player
To start the Yamaha XGstudio, click Start, point to Programs, point to YAMAHA
XGstudio, and then click XGstudio Player.
6.4.1 Yamaha XGstudio Player Control Panel
Closes the player. NOTE: You can also close
the player by pressing <Alt>+<F4>.
Designates the song after the song currently
playing as the new current-play song.
Minimizes the player to an icon.
Designates the last song in the Play List as
the new current-play song.
Displays the control panel for the Soft Synthesizer features.
Displays the Set Play List dialog box where
you can create a list of songs to play automatically. NOTE: You can also display the
Set Play List dialog box by pressing
<Ctrl>+<O>.
Speeds up the tempo of the song being played.
Loads and plays the MIDO file currently selected in Play List. When all the songs in the
Play List have finished, playing stops automatically and the song at the beginning of
the list is designated as the current-play song.
Slows down the tempo of the song being
played.
NOTE: The tempo is reset to 0 for each new
song.
Pauses the playing of a song. Click this butto resume playing.
ton again or click
Displays the Set Sound Source dialog box.
Displays Help. NOTE: You can also display
Help by pressing <F1>.
Stops the playing of a song and returns the
start-play location to the beginning of the
song.
Designates the first song in the Play List as
the new current-play song.
Designates the song just before the currently
playing song as the new current-play song.
Increases/decreases the volume level of the
song being played by dragging the slider up/
down.
For detailed instructions and references to software and utilities, use the programs’ online help and electronic documentations.
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6.5 Using Yamaha XGstudio Mixer
To start the Yamaha XGstudio, click Start, point to Programs, point to YAMAHA
XGstudio, and then click XGstudio Mixer.
6.5.1 Yamaha XGstudio Mixer Control Panel
Song Name Display Panel
Exit
Minimize
Tempo Display
Panel
Image Display Area
Transpose Display
Panel
Image Switcher
Smart Arranger
Select Previous
Play
Song
Stop
Pause
Voice Select
Master
Volume
Slider
Slider Function
Assign Slider
Realtime Slider
Select Next
Image Switcher
(AVI file): Video image
Displays the AVI file with the same name as the MIDI file being played. If
one is not available, the preset DEFAULT.AVI file is played.
(BMP file): Still image
Displays the BMP file with the same name as the MIDI file being played. If
one is not available, the preset DEFAULT.BMP file is played
(LED velocity meter): Animation
Displays the volume (amount of velocity) of each MIDI channel.
(SCOPE velocity meter): Animation
Displays the volume (amount of velocity) of each MIDI channel graphically
in a radio chart.
(drum and percussion): Animation
Displays animation with lights that match the drums and percussion used in
the drum channel (10ch).
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Smart Arranger
The Smart Arranger allows you to easily change the mood of a song. You can switch
between seven ensemble voice sets with these buttons. To return to the original
voice set, click
.
Piano
Orchestra
Mallet
Techno
Choir
Robot
Nature
Return
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6.6 Hardware Information
(1) Click here.
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ASUS LAN Card
7.1 PCI-L101 Fast Ethernet Card
LEDs
LAN Activity
Output Signal
Intel
Chipset
RJ45
Wake on LAN
Output Signal
ASUS
Motherboard type
Other
If you are using the ASUS PCI-L101 on an ASUS motherboard, leave the jumper on
its defaut setting of “ASUS.” If you are using another brand of motherboard, set the
jumper to “Other.” Connect the Wake on LAN (WOL) output signal to the
motherboard’s WOL_CON in order to utilize the wake on LAN feature of the motherboard. Connect the LAN activity output signal (LAN_LED) to the system cabinet’s
front panel LAN_LED in order to display the LAN data activity.
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7.1.1 Features
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•
•
•
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•
•
•
•
•
Intel 82558 Ethernet LAN Controller (Fully integrated 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
Wake-On-LAN Remote Control Function Supported
PCI Bus Master Complies to PCI Local Bus Rev. 2.1 specifications
Consists of MAC & PHY (10/100Mbps) interfaces
Complies to IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T and IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX interfaces
Fully supports 10BASE-T & 100BASE-TX operations through a single RJ45 port
Supports 32-bit Bus Master Technology / PCI Rev. 2.1
Enhancements on ACPI & APM
Adheres to PCI Bus Power Management Interface Rev. 1.0, ACPI Rev. 1.0, and
Device Class Power Management Rev. 1.0
IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation for 10Mbps/100Mbps Network Data Transfer
Rates.
Provides LED indicators for monitoring network conditions
Plug and Play
7.1.2 Software Driver Support
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NetWare ODI Drivers - Novell Netware 3.x, 4.x, DOS, OS/2 Client
NDIS 2.01 Drivers - Microsoft LAN Manager, Microsoft Windows 3.11, IBM
LAN Server
NDIS 3.0 Drivers - Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft
Windows 3.11
7.1.3 Question and Answer
Q: What is Wake-On-LAN ?
A: The Wake-On-LAN feature provides the capability to remotely power on systems supporting Wake-On-LAN by simply sending a wake-up frame. With this
feature, remotely uploading/downloading data to/from systems during off-peak
hours will be feasible.
Q: What can Wake-On-LAN do for you ?
A: Wake-On-LAN is a remote management tool with advantages that can reduce
system management workload, provide flexibility to the system administrator’s
job, and then of course save you time-consuming efforts and costs.
Q: What components does Wake-On-LAN require to be enable?
A: To enable Wake-On-LAN function, your system requires Ethernet LAN adapter
card that can activate Wake-On-LAN function, a client with Wake-On-LAN capability, and software such as LDCM Rev. 3.10 or up that can trigger wake-up frame.
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7.2 Modem Riser
7.2.1 56K Software Modem
7.2.2 Primary/Seconday MR
There are two types of modem risers: primary
MR and secondary MR. In appearance, the
primary MR has a crystal onboard but the secondary does not. If your motherboard has an
audio codec and no PCI audio chipset onboard, you may use the secondary MR; otherwise, you should use the primary MR.
Layout of Primary MR
Top:
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Modem Riser
The Modem Riser (MR) is a high-speed PC
communication peripheral which works with
AMC’97/MC’97 compliant codecs. With this
software modem, you can connect your computer to a remote location, receiving data at
up to 56 Kbps in V.90 or K56flex modes.
Codec
PHONE
Bottom:
LINE
Crystal
7.2.3 Hardware Installation Procedure
1. Power OFF your computer.
2. Open the computer chassis and remove the metal plate on the AMR expansion slot.
3. Carefully align the MR card’s connector to the AMR slot and press firmly.
4. Secure the MR card onto the chassis
with the screw removed in step 2.
5. Connect the MR card’s LINE connector to a telephone wall jack. Connect
the PHONE connector to a telephone
(optional).
6. Replace the computer chassis.
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7.2.4 Software Setup in Windows 98
The Modem Riser supports the Plug and Play feature. It allows your computer to
automatically set the optimal configurations for the MR and communication software. Follow the procedure below to install the modem driver.
1. Power ON the computer after the hardware installation is completed.
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Modem Riser
2. Windows 98 will automatically detect the
modem and display a “PCI Card” message under “Add New Hardware Found”.
3. Select Search for the best driver for
your device and click Next.
4. Insert the Support CD that came with
your motherboard into your CD-ROM
drive. Enter the path E:\Modem\Win98
(assuming that your CD-ROM drive is
drive E:) for the MR driver.
5. After the driver is located, click Next
and then click Finish.
6. Restart your computer. Double click the
modem icon at the bottom-right corner
of the window.
7. Click the Settings tab. Select your country and language. Click OK.
8. Click Start, point to Settings, click
Control Panel, double click Modems,
click the General tab, and click
Motorala SM56 AC-L Modem.
9. Click Diagnostic and then click the
designated COM port as shown.
10. Click More Info.... If the computer system successfully communicates with the
modem, responses will be displayed as
shown.
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7.3 Glossary
Bus
PCI
AGP 1X
AGP 2X
AGP 4X
Bus Frequency
33MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
Bandwidth
33MHz
66MHz
133MHz
266MHz
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Glossary
1394
1394 is the IEEE designation for the high performance serial bus at 12.5, 25 or
50MBytes/sec speeds. This serial bus defines both a back plane physical layer and a
point-to-point cable-connected virtual bus. The primary application of the cable version is the integration of I/O connectivity at the back panel of personal computers
using a low-cost, scalable, high-speed serial interface. The 1394 standard also provides new services such as live connect/disconnect capability for external devices
including disk drives, printers and hand-held peripherals such as scanners and cameras. This is a new standard to complement the slower USB interface and to compete
with the more expensive SCSI interface.
AC97 (Audio Codec '97)
AC '97 is the next step in enabling PCs with audio quality comparable to consumer
electronics devices. The specification defines new cost-effective options to help integrate the components necessary to support next-generation auto-intensive PC applications such as DVD, 3-D multiplayer gaming and interactive music. The specification also defines new extensions supporting modem and docking to help both
desktop and mobile manufacturers adopt these new technologies more quickly and
cost-effectively. This specification uses software emulation to compete with the PCI
SoundBlaster specification.
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)
The ACPI specification defines a cross-platform interface designed to support many
operating systems. ACPI defines a flexible and abstract hardware interface that provides a standard way to integrate power management features throughout a PC system, including hardware, operating system and application software. This enables
the system to automatically turn ON and OFF peripherals such as CD-ROMs, network cards, hard disk drives, and printers, as well as consumer devices connected to
the PC such as VCRs, TVs, phones, and stereos. With this technology, peripherals
will also be able to activate the PC. For example, inserting a tape into a VCR can
turn on the PC, which could then activate a large-screen TV and high-fidelity sound
system.
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)
An interface specification that enables high-performance 3D graphics on mainstream
PCs. AGP was designed to offer the necessary bandwidth and latency to perform
texture mapping directly from system memory.
Data Transfer Rate
133MByte/sec
266MByte/sec
512MByte/sec
1024MByte/sec
BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
BIOS is a set of routines that affect how the computer transfers data between computer components, such as memory, disks, and the display adapter. The BIOS instructions are built into the computer’s read-only memory. BIOS parameters can be
configured by the user through the BIOS Setup program. The BIOS can be updated
using the provided utility to copy a new BIOS file into the EEPROM.
Bit (Binary Digit)
Represents the smallest unit of data used by the computer. A bit can have one of two
values: 0 or 1.
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Glossary
Boot
Boot means to start the computer operating system by loading it into system memory.
When the manual instructs you to “boot” your system (or computer), it means to
turn ON your computer. “Reboot” means to restart your computer. When using Windows 95 or later, selecting “Restart” from “Start | Shut Down...” will reboot your
computer.
Bus Master IDE
PIO (Programmable I/O) IDE requires that the CPU be involved in IDE access and
waiting for mechanical events. Bus master IDE transfers data to/from the memory
without interrupting the CPU. Bus master IDE driver and bus master IDE hard disk
drives are required to support bus master IDE mode.
Byte (Binary Term)
One byte is a group of eight contiguous bits. A byte is used to represent a single
alphanumeric character, punctuation mark, or other symbol.
COM Port
COM is a logical device name used by to designate the computer serial ports. Pointing devices, modems, and infrared modules can be connected to COM ports. Each
COM port is configured to use a different IRQ and address assignment.
Concurrent PCI
Concurrent PCI maximizes system performance with simultaneous CPU, PCI and
ISA bus activities. It includes multi-transaction timing, enhanced write performance,
a passive release mechanism and support for PCI 2.1 compliant delayed transactions. Concurrent PCI provides increased bandwidth, reduced system latencies, improves video and audio performance, and improves processing of host based applications.
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
The CPU, sometimes called “Processor,” actually functions as the “brain” of the
computer. It interprets and executes program commands and processes data stored
in memory. Currently, there are socket 370 (for Pentium Celeron-PPGA), socket 7
(for Pentium, AMD, Cyrix, IBM), slot 1 (for Pentium II and III), slot 2 (for Xeon),
and slot A (for AMD) processors.
Device Driver
A device driver is a special set of instructions that allows the computer’s operating
system to communicate with devices such as VGA, audio, printer, or modem.
DOS (Disk Operating System)
DOS is the foundation on which all other programs and software applications operate, including Windows. DOS is responsible for allocating system resources such as
memory, CPU time, disk space, and access to peripheral devices. For this reason,
DOS constitutes the basic interface between you and your computer.
Flash ROM
The flash ROM is designed to be a resident program and can be updated by a specific programming method. Normally, the flash ROM is used for system BIOS which
initiates hardware devices and sets up necessary parameters for the OS. Since the
contents of flash ROM can be modified, users are able to update the BIOS by themselves.
IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)
IDE devices integrate the drive control circuitry directly on the drive itself, eliminating the need for a separate adapter card (in the case for SCSI devices). UltraDMA/
33 IDE devices can achieve up to 33MB/Sec transfer.
LPT Port (Line Printer Port)
Logical device name reserved by DOS for the computer parallel ports. Each LPT
port is configured to use a different IRQ and address assignment.
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Glossary
MMX
A set of 57 new instructions based on a technique called Single Instruction, Multiple
Data (SIMD), which is built into the new Intel Pentium PP/MT (P55C) and Pentium
II (Klamath) CPU as well as other x86-compatible microprocessors. The MMX instructions are designed to accelerate multimedia and communications applications,
such as 3D video, 3D sound, video conference.
OnNow
The OnNow design initiative is a comprehensive, system-wide approach to system
and device power control. OnNow is a term for PC that is always ON but appears
OFF and responds immediately to user or other requests. The OnNow design initiative involves changes that will occur in the Microsoft Windows operating system,
device drivers, hardware, and applications, and also relies on the changes defined in
the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification.
PC100
SDRAM is Intel's goal is to ensure that memory subsystems continue to support
evolving platform requirements and to assure that memory does not become a bottleneck to system performance. It is especially important to ensure that the PC memory
roadmap evolves together with the performance roadmaps for the processors, I/O
and graphics.
PCI Bus (Peripheral Component Interconnect Local Bus)
PCI bus is a specification that defines a 32-bit data bus interface. PCI is a standard
widely used by expansion card manufacturers.
PCI Bus Master
The PCI Bus Master can perform data transfer without local CPU help and furthermore, the CPU can be treated as one of the Bus Masters. PCI 2.1 supports concurrent PCI operation to allow the local CPU and bus master to work simultaneously.
Plug and Play BIOS
The ISA bus architecture requires the allocation of memory and I/O address, DMA
channels and interrupt levels among multiple ISA cards. However, configuration of
ISA cards is typically done with jumpers that change the decode maps for memory
and I/O space and steer the DMA and interrupt signals to different pins on the bus.
Further, system configuration files may need to be updated to reflect these changes.
Users typically resolve sharing conflicts by referring to documentation provided by
each manufacturer. For the average user, this configuration process can be unreliable and frustrating. Plug and play (PnP) BIOS eliminates the ISA add-on card hardware conflict problem. The PnP BIOS uses a memory block to define and remember
each card's configuration, which allows the user to change the card's IRQs and DMA
in BIOS either automatically or manually.
POST (Power On Self Test)
When you turn ON the computer, it will first run through the POST, a series of
software-controlled diagnostic tests. The POST checks system memory, the motherboard circuitry, the display, the keyboard, the diskette drive, and other I/O devices.
PS/2 Port
PS/2 ports are based on IBM Micro Channel Architecture. This type of architecture
transfers data through a 16-bit or 32-bit bus. A PS/2 mouse and/or keyboard may be
used on ATX motherboards.
RAM (Random Access Memory)
There are several different types of RAM such as DRAM (Dynamic RAM), EDO
DRAM (Extended Data Output DRAM), SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM).
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Glossary
ROM (Read Only Memory)
ROM is nonvolatile memory used to store permanent programs (called firmware)
used in certain computer components. Flash ROM (or EEPROM) can be reprogrammed with new programs (or BIOS).
SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)
High speed multi-threaded I/O interface defined by the X3T9.2 committee of the
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for connecting many peripheral devices. The standard started from 10MBytes/sec to 160MBytes/sec available today.
SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM)
The SDRAM features a fully synchronous operation referenced to a positive edge
clock whereby all operations are synchronized at a clock input which enables the
coexistence of high performance and a simple user interface. SDRAM takes memory
access away from the CPU's control; internal registers in the chips accept the request, and let the CPU do something else while the data requested is assembled for
the next time the CPU talks to the memory. As they work on their own clock cycle,
the rest of the system can be clocked faster. There is a version optimized for video
cards, and main memory for motherboards.
SPD for SDRAM module
Serial Presence Detect (SPD) is most like an ID detect for SDRAM module, it using
a EEPROM component on DIMM module for storing module configuration information inside. The Serial Presence Detect function is implemented using a 2048 bit
EEPROM component. This nonvolatile storage device contains data programmed
by the DIMM manufacture that identifies the module type and various SDRAM
organization and timing parameters.
System Disk
A system disk contains the core file of an operating system and is used to boot up the
operating system.
UltraDMA
Ultra DMA/33 is a "synchronous DMA" protocol designed by Intel. This function is
included into Intel's PIIX4 chipset. The traditional IDE transfer only uses one edge
of the data stroke as the data transfer. Ultra DMA/33 uses both edges of data strobe
when the data is transferred. Hence, the data transfer rate is double of the PIO mode
4 or DMA mode 2 (16.6MB/s x2 = 33MB/s) on ATA-2 devices.
Ultra ATA/66, also known as Ultra DMA/66, is an extension of current Ultra ATA/
33 interface. This new high-speed interface has doubled the Ultra ATA/33 burst data
transfer rate to 66.6 Mbytes/sec and maximized disk performance under current PCI
local bus environment
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
A 4-pin serial cable bus that allows up to 127 plug and play computer peripherals
such as keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer, modem, and monitor to share a
bandwidth through a host scheduled token based protocol. This allows attaching or
detaching while the host and other peripherals are in operation. Supports synchronous and asynchronous transfer types over the same set of wires up to 12Mbit/sec.
USB 2.0 provides twice the transfer rate compared to USB 1.0 and competes with
the 1394 standard.
Wake-On-Lan
Computer will automatically wake-up upon receiving a wake-up packet through a
Network interface when it is under power soft-OFF, suspend or sleep mode.
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Symbols
CPU Fan 36
Fast-Ethernet Port 33
Floppy Disk Drive 34
8-bit, 16-bit I/O Recovery Time 66
Internal Audio 37
Internal Microphone 40
A
Internal Speaker 37
Joystick/MIDI 33
AC PWR Loss Restart 75
Monitor Output 33
Adobe Acrobat Reader 101
Parallel Port 32
ASUS LiveUpdate 92
Power Supply Fan 36
Setup 92
Primary IDE 34
Using 112
PS/2 Keyboard 31
ASUS PC Probe
PS/2 Mouse 31
Setup 91
Secondary IDE 34
Using 107
Serial IR 38
ATAPI CD-ROM 78
Serial Port 32
SMBus 39
ATX Power Supply Connector 41
System Warning Speaker 43
ATX Power Switch Lead 43
Universal Serial Bus 32
Audio Controller 67
Wake-On-LAN 35
Audio Modem Riser (AMR) Slot 30
Wake-On-Ring 35
Audio, PCI 9
Consumer IR Connector 38
Audio Port Connectors 33
CPU Bus Frequency (MHz) 61
Automatic Power Up 76
CPU Fan Connector 36
Automatic Timeout Reboot Setting 21 CPU Fan Speed 77
CPU Frequency Setting 22
B
CPU Latency Timer 65
CPU Level 1 Cache 61
BIOS
CPU Level 2 Cache 61
Beep Code 45
CPU Level 2 Cache ECC Check 61
BIOS Beep Codes 45
CPU Speed 60
BIOS Update 61
CPU Temperature 77
Boot Sequence 78
CPU Vcore 61
Boot Up Floppy Seek 79
CPU/SDRAM/HL/PCI Freq. Rati 60
Boot Up NumLock Status 79
Cylinders 56
Boot Virus Detection 79
C
D
Central Processing Unit 26
Chassis Fan Connector 36
Chassis Fan Speed 77
Chassis Intrusion Lead 41
CHS Capacity 57
Connectors
ATX Power Supply 41
Audio Port 33
Chassis Fan 36
Consumer IR 38
D0000-DFFFF Shadow 72
Digital LCD Header 39
DIMM Installation 25
DIP switches 17
Discard Changes 81
Display Cache CAS Latency 65
Display Cache Cycle Time (Tras, Trc) 65
Display Cache Paging Mode 65
Display Cache RAS Precharge Time 65
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Display Cache RAS to CAS Delay 65
DMA x Used By ISA 71
Driver Setup 93, 94
Intel Security 97
PCI Audio 85
E
ECP DMA Select 68
Ethernet Card 117
Exit Discarding Changes 80
Exit Saving Changes 80
Expansion Card Installation Procedure
27
Expansion Cards
Assigning IRQs 28
Audio Modem Riser 30
External Connectors 31
INF Update Utility for 810 Chipset
93, 94
Installed Memory 59
Intel Security Driver 97
Internal Audio Connectors 37
Internal Microphone Connector 40
Internal Speaker Connector 37
Interrupts
Request Table 29
Standard Assignments 28
IRQ XX Used By ISA 70
ISA MEM Block BASE 72
J
Joystick/MIDI Connector 33
JumperFree™ Mode Setting 18
K
F
Keyboard Lock Switch Lead 43
Fast-Ethernet Port Connector 33
Floppy 3 Mode Support 54
Floppy Disk Access Control 67
Floppy Disk Drive Connector 34
Full Screen Logo 79
G
Glossary 121
H
Halt On 59
Hardware Information 116
Hardware Setup Procedure 17
HDD Power Down 74
Head 57
Headers
Digital LCD 39
Serial Port 38
High Priority PCI Mode 66
I
Language 58
Layout Contents 15
LDCM Administrator Setup 88
LDCM Client Setup 86
Leads
ATX Power Switch 43
Chassis Intrusion 41
IDE Activity LED 36
Keyboard Lock Switch 43
Message LED 43
Reset Switch 43
System Management Interrupt 43
System Power LED 43
Legacy Diskette A 54
Legacy Diskette B 54
LiveUpdate
Setup 92
Using 112
Load Setup Defaults 81
M
I/O Voltage Setting 19
IDE Activity LED Lead 36
IDE Hard Drive 78
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Memory Hole At 15M-16M 65
Message LED Lead 43
Modem Riser 119
Monitor Output Connector 33
Motherboard
Settings 17
Motherboard Layout 14
Motherboard Settings 17
Multi-Sector Transfers 57
O
ONB VGA BIOS First 70
Onboard AC97 Modem Controlle 67
Onboard Audio Setting 19
Onboard CIR I/O 68
Onboard CIR IRQ 68
Onboard FDC Swap A & B 67
Onboard Game Port 68
Onboard ISA Bridge 66
Onboard LAN Power Setting 20
Onboard LAN Setting 20
Onboard MIDI I/O 68
Onboard MIDI IRQ 68
Onboard Parallel Port 68
Onboard PCI IDE Enable 66
Onboard Serial Port 1 67
Onboard Serial Port 2 67
Onboard VGA 65
Operating Systems 83
OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M 61
Other Boot Device Select 78
P
Parallel Port Connector 32
Parallel Port Mode 68
PC Probe
Setup 91
Using 107
PC-cillin 98 Setup 99
PCI Audio 9
PCI Latency Timer 69
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop 69
PIO Mode 57
Plug & Play O/S 79
Power Fan Speed 77
Power Management 73
Power Supply Fan Connector 36
Primary IDE Connector 34
Procedure
Expansion Card 27
Hardware Setup 17
Procedures
CPU Installation 26
Modem Riser Installation 119
Updating BIOS 48
Programs
Uninstalling 100
PS/2 Keyboard Connector 31
PS/2 Mouse Connector 31
PS/2 Mouse Function Control 61
PWR Button < 4 Secs 74
PWR Up On Modem Act 75
Q
Quick Power On Self Test 79
R
Removable Device 78
Reset Switch Lead 43
S
Safe Mode Setting 21
Save Changes 81
SDRAM CAS Latency 64
SDRAM Configuration 64
SDRAM Cycle Time (Tras, Trc) 65
SDRAM RAS Precharge Time 65
SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay 64
Secondary IDE Connector 34
Sector 57
Serial IR Connector 38
Serial Port Connector 32
Serial Port Header 38
Settings
Automatic Timeout Reboot 21
CPU Frequency 22
I/O Voltage 19
JumperFree™ Mode 18
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Motherboard 17
Onboard Audio 19
Onboard LAN 20
Onboard LAN Power 20
Safe Mode 21
Slot 1/5 IRQ 69
Slot 2 IRQ 69
Slot 3/6 IRQ 69
Slot 4 IRQ 69
SMART Monitoring 57
SMBus Connector 39
Software Setup
Adobe Acrobat Reader 101
LDCM Administrator 88
LDCM Client 86
LiveUpdate 92
PC Probe 91
PC-cillin 98 99
Yamaha S-YXG50 96
Yamaha XGStudio 98
Starting Up 45
Supervisor Password 58
Support CD
Main Menu 85
Navigation Button 85
Suspend Mode 74
Suspend-to-RAM Capability 74
SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS 69
System Date 54
System Management Interrupt Lead 43
System Memory 24
System Power LED Lead 43
System Time 54
System Warning Speaker Connector 43
T
USB Legacy Support 61
User Password 58
Using
LiveUpdate 112
PC Probe 107
Yamaha XGstudio Mixer 114
Yamaha XGstudio Player 113
V
VCORE Voltage 77
Video Off Method 74
Video Off Option 74
Video ROM BIOS Shadow 72
Voltage
+12 77
+3.3 77
+5 77
-12 77
-5 77
VCORE 77
W
Wake On LAN 75
Wake On PS2 KB/PS2 Mouse/CIR 76
Wake Up By Keyboard 76
Wake-On-LAN Connector 35
Wake-On-Ring Connector 35
Y
Yamaha S-YXG50 96
Yamaha XGStudio 98
Yamaha XGstudio Mixer 114
Yamaha XGstudio Player 113
Translation Method 56
Type 55
U
UART2 Use Standard Infrared 68
Ultra DMA Mode 57
Uninstalling Programs 100
Universal Serial Bus 32
Updating Your BIOS 47
USB Function 70
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