AP1600R-E2
(BA2)
1U Rackmount Barebone Server
User Guide
E1732
First Edition V1
October 2004
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Contents
Notices ............................................................................................... vii
Safety information ............................................................................ viii
About this guide ................................................................................. ix
Chapter 1: Product introduction ....................... 1 - 1
1.1
System package contents .................................................... 1-2
1.2
System specifications .......................................................... 1-3
1.3
Front panel features ............................................................. 1-4
1.4
Rear panel features .............................................................. 1-4
1.5
Internal features ................................................................... 1-5
1.6
LED information .................................................................... 1-6
1.6.1
Front panel LEDs .................................................... 1-6
1.6.2
Rear panel LEDs ...................................................... 1-6
Chapter 2: Hardware setup .............................. 2 - 1
2.1
2.2
2.4
Chassis cover ....................................................................... 2-2
2.1.1
Removing the cover ................................................ 2-2
2.1.2
Installing the cover ................................................. 2-3
Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 2-4
2.2.1
Removing the CPU heatsink .................................... 2-4
2.2.2
Installling a CPU ...................................................... 2-5
2.2.3
Installing the CPU heatsink ..................................... 2-6
System memory ................................................................... 2-7
2.4.1
Overview ................................................................. 2-7
2.4.2
Memory configurations ........................................... 2-7
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM ..................................................... 2-8
2.4.4
Removing a DIMM ................................................... 2-8
2.4
Hard disk drives .................................................................... 2-9
2.5
Expansion slot .................................................................... 2-11
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card .................................. 2-11
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card .............................. 2-13
2.6
Cable connections .............................................................. 2-14
2.7
Removable components ..................................................... 2-15
2.7.1
System fans .......................................................... 2-15
2.7.2
Device fan ............................................................. 2-15
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2.8
2.7.3
Power supply module ............................................ 2-16
2.7.4
Optical drive ......................................................... 2-17
2.7.5
Motherboard ......................................................... 2-19
SATA backplane cabling ..................................................... 2-22
Chapter 3: Installation options ......................... 3 - 1
3.1
Rackmount rail kit items ....................................................... 3-2
3.2
Rack rails assembly .............................................................. 3-2
3.3
Attaching the rails to the rack ............................................. 3-3
3.4
Rackmounting the server ..................................................... 3-4
Chapter 4: Motherboard information ................. 4 - 1
4.1
Motherboard layout .............................................................. 4-2
4.2
Jumpers ................................................................................ 4-4
4.3
Connectors ........................................................................... 4-8
Chapter 5: BIOS SETUP .................................... 5 - 1
5.1
5.2
5.3
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Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 5-2
5.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 5-2
5.1.2
AFUDOS utility ........................................................ 5-3
5.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ................................ 5-6
5.1.4
ASUS Update utility ................................................ 5-8
BIOS setup program ........................................................... 5-11
5.2.1
BIOS menu screen ................................................. 5-12
5.2.2
Menu bar ............................................................... 5-12
5.2.3
Navigation keys .................................................... 5-12
5.2.4
Menu items ........................................................... 5-13
5.2.5
Sub-menu items ................................................... 5-13
5.2.6
Configuration fields .............................................. 5-13
5.2.7
Pop-up window ..................................................... 5-13
5.2.8
Scroll bar .............................................................. 5-13
5.2.9
General help .......................................................... 5-13
Main menu .......................................................................... 5-14
5.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xxxx] ..................................... 5-14
5.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx] ............................ 5-14
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.] ...................... 5-14
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.3.4
Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave ......... 5-15
5.3.5
IDE Configuration .................................................. 5-16
5.3.6
System Information .............................................. 5-17
Advanced menu .................................................................. 5-18
5.4.1
USB Configuration ................................................. 5-18
5.4.2
MPS Configuration ................................................ 5-19
5.4.3
Remote Access Configuration .............................. 5-20
5.4.4
CPU Configuration ................................................. 5-22
5.4.5
Chipset ................................................................. 5-23
5.4.6
Onboard Devices Configuration ............................ 5-24
5.4.7
PCI PnP ................................................................. 5-25
Power menu ........................................................................ 5-27
5.5.1
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled] ................................ 5-27
5.5.2
APM Configuration ................................................ 5-28
5.5.3
Hardware Monitor ................................................. 5-30
Boot menu .......................................................................... 5-32
5.6.1
Boot Device Priority .............................................. 5-32
5.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 5-33
5.6.3
Security ................................................................ 5-34
Exit menu ........................................................................... 5-37
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• 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 A 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:
• Reorient 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.
W A R N I N G ! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to
the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
T h i s C l a s s A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical Safety
• Before installing or removing signal cables, ensure that the power cables
for the system unit and all attached devices are unplugged.
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing any additional devices to or from the system,
ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the
signal cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from
the existing system before you add a device.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your dealer.
Operation Safety
• Any mechanical operation on this server must be conducted by certified
or experienced engineers.
• Before operating the server, carefully read all the manuals included with
the server package.
• Before using the server, make sure all cables are correctly connected and
the power cables are not damaged. If any damage is detected, contact
your dealer as soon as possible.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Place the server on a
stable surface.
This product is equipped with a three-wire power cable and plug for the
user’s safety. Use the power cable with a properly grounded electrical
outlet to avoid electrical shock.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
C A U T I O N ! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by
the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
CD-ROM Drive Safety Warning
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
Heavy System
C A U T I O N ! This server system is heavy. Ask for assistance when
moving or carrying the system.
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About this guide
Audience
This user guide is intended for system integrators, and experienced users
with at least basic knowledge of configuring a server.
Contents
This guide contains the following parts:
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1.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
This chapter describes the general features of the server, including
sections on front panel and rear panel specifications.
2.
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to
perform when installing or removing system components.
3.
Chapter 3: Installation options
This chapter describes how to install optional components into the
barebone server.
4.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes
with the server. This chapter includes the motherboard layout, jumper
settings, and connector locations.
5.
Chapter 5: BIOS information
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
Conventions
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying
to complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : Tips and information to aid in completing a task.
References
Refer to the following sources for additional information, and for product
and software updates.
1.
ASUS NCLV-D motherboard user guide
This manual contains detailed information about the NCLV-D
motherboard.
2.
ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM) user guide
This manual tells how to set up and use the proprietary ASUS server
management utility.
3.
ASUS websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information for all
ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact
information.
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This chapter describes the general
features of the chassis kit. It
includes sections on front panel and
rear panel specifications.
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Product introduction
Chapter 1
1-1
1.1
System package contents
Check your ASUS AP1600R-E2 (BA2) package for the following items.
Contact your dealer immediately if any of the items is damaged or
missing.
Package items
ASUS AR14 1U rackmount chassis with:
• ASUS NCLV-D motherboard
• 500W power supply, 115V~230V
• optical drive
• system/device/rear fans
• 2 x hot-swap HDD trays
• riser card bracket
• SATA backplane
CPU heatsink (2 pcs.)
AC power cable
System screws and cables
Rackmount rail kit
Accessory box
• AP1600R-E2 user guide
• AP1600R-E2 support CD (includes ASWM)
• TrendMicro® ServerProtect® CD
• Bag of screws
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.2
System specifications
The ASUS AP1600R-E2 (BA2) is a 1U barebone server system featuring
the ASUS NCLV-D motherboard. The server supports dual Intel® Xeon™
processors, and includes the latest technologies through the chipsets
embedded on the motherboard.
Chassis
Rackmount 1U (AR14)
Motherboard
ASUS NCLV-D
Chipset
North Bridge: Intel® E7320 Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
South Bridge: Intel® 6300ESB
Processor
Supports dual Intel® Xeon™ 3.2GHz processors with L2 512K
and L3 1MB caches via two 604-pin sockets
Memory
4 x 184-pin DDR sockets for up to 16GB system memory
Supports DDR 333 registered ECC DIMMs
LAN
Broadcom® BMC5721 64-bit Gigabit LAN controller
Broadcom® BMC5705E 32-bit Gigabit LAN controller
VGA
ATI RAGE-XL PCI-based VGA controller
Supports 8MB display memory
Expansion slots
1 x PCI-X 66 MHz/64-bit slot (PCI-X 1.0)
1 x Mini-PCI socket for the ASUS Server Management Board
Storage
Intel® 6300ESB South Bridge supports:
- 2 x Ultra DMA 100/66/33 HDDs
- 2 x SATA HDDs with RAID 0/1 configuration and
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology
Management
ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM)
Hardware monitors
Voltage, temperature, and fan speed monitoring
Automatic System Restart (ASR) feature
Power supply
500W power supply, 115V~230V, 50Hz~60Hz
Dimensions
600 mm (l) x 445 mm (w) x 43.6 mm (h))
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1.3
Front panel features
The chassis kit displays a simple yet stylish front panel with easily
accessible features. The power and reset buttons, LED indicators, location
switch, optical drive, and two USB ports are located on the front panel.
HDD bays
Rack screw
Rack screw
Power button
Power LED
Location switch
Location LED
Reset button
USB ports
HDD Access
LAN2
LAN1
Optical drive
LED
LED
LED
Message LED
Refer to section “1.6.1 Front panel LEDs” for the LED descriptions.
1.4
Rear panel features
The rear panel includes the expansion slot, system power socket, and rear
fans. The middle part includes the I/O shield with openings for the rear
panel connectors on the motherboard.
The ports for the PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, USB, VGA, and Gigabit
LAN do not appear on the rear panel if motherboard is not present.
Expansion slot
Parallel port
LAN port2
LAN port1
VGA port
Serial port
USB ports
PS/2 keyboard port
PS/2 mouse port
Rear fans
AC power socket
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.5
Internal features
The chaais includes the basic components as shown.
2
1
4
3
5
6
7
8
10
9
1.
PCI-X riser card bracket
6.
System fans
2.
Rear fans
7.
SATA backplane
3.
NCLV-D motherboard
8.
Hot-swap HDD tray 1
4.
Power supply
9.
Hot-swap HDD tray 2
5.
Device fan
10. Optical drive
The barebone server does not include a floppy disk drive. Connect an
external floppy disk drive (USB interface) to any of the USB ports on the
front or rear panel if you need to use a floppy disk.
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1.6
LED information
1.6.1
Front panel LEDs
HDD Access LED
LAN2 LED
Power LED
Location LED
Message LED
LAN1 LED
LED
Display status
Description
Power LED
ON
System power ON
HDD Access LED
OFF
Blinking
No activity
Read/write data into the HDD
Message LED
OFF
Blinking
System is normal; no incoming event
ASWM indicates a HW monitor event
Location LED
OFF
ON
Normal status
Location switch is pressed
(Press the location switch again to turn off)
LAN LEDs
OFF
Blinking
ON
No LAN connection
LAN is transmitting or receiving data
LAN connection is present
1.6.2
Rear panel LEDs
RJ-45
ACT/LNK
ACT/LINK LED
Status
OFF
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Description
No link
SPEED
SPEED LED
Status
Description
OFF
10Mbps connection
Green
Linked
Orange
100Mbps connection
Blinking
Linking
Green
1000Mbps connection
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter lists the hardware
setup procedures that you have to
perform when installing or removing
system components.
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Hardware setup
Chapter 2
2-1
2.1
Chassis cover
2.1.1
Removing the cover
1.
Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw on each front end of
the top cover.
Thumbscrews
2.
Loosen the two thumbscrews on
the rear panel to release the top
cover from the chassis.
3.
Firmly hold the cover and slide it
toward the rear panel for about
half an inch until it is disengaged
from the chassis.
1/2 inch distance
4.
2-2
Lift the cover from the chassis.
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.1.2
1.
Installing the cover
Position the cover on top of the chassis with the thumbscrews on the
rear, and leaving a gap of about half an inch from the front panel.
Side markings
2.
Make sure that the side markings on the cover (two on each side) are
aligned to the grooves on the chassis.
Grooves
3.
Slide the cover toward the front until it snaps in place.
4.
Tighten the thumbscrews on the rear to secure the cover.
Thumbscrews
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2.2
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with two surface mount 604-pin Zero Insertion
Force (ZIF) socket and designed for the Intel® Xeon™ processors.
NCLV-D
Intel Xeon
Gold Arrow
Pin A1
NCLV-D CPU Socket 604
1. The motherboard supports either one or two CPUs. If you are
installing only one CPU, you MUST install it in CPU socket 1.
2. If you are installing two CPUs, install in the CPU socket 2 first.
2.2.1
Removing the CPU heatsink
If you have previously installed CPUs and heatsinks, follow these steps to
remove the heatsinks before proceeding to the next section.
To remove the CPU heatsink:
1.
Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver
to loosen the four screws that
secure the heatsink until it is
released.
2.
Carefully lift the heatsink from
the motherboard.
You don’t need to detach the screws from the heatsink.
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.2.2
Installling a CPU
To install the CPUs:
1.
Locate the CPU sockets on the
motherboard. Flip up the socket
lever and push it all the way to
the other side.
Socket for CPU1
2.
Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket as shown until it fits in
place.
The CPU fits only in one
correct orientation. DO NOT
force the CPU into the socket
to prevent bending the pins
and damaging the CPU!
Marked corner
(gold arrow)
3.
Carefully push down the socket
lever to secure the CPU. The
lever clicks on the side tab to
indicate that it is locked.
4.
Apply the thermal interface
material (thermal grease) to the
top of the CPU. This thermal
grease should come with the CPU
package.
5.
Repeat steps 1 to 4 if you wish
to install a second CPU.
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2.2.3
Installing the CPU heatsink
To install the CPU heatsink:
1.
Carefully place the heatsink on
top of the installed CPU (CPU1).
2.
Twist each of the four screws
with a Philips (cross) screwdriver
just enough to attach the
heatsink to the motherboard.
When the four screws are
attached, tighten them one by
one to completely secure the
heatsink.
3.
Follow steps 1 and 2 to install
the second CPU heatsink.
Heatsink for CPU2
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline
Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets. These sockets support up to 16 GB
system memory using 184-pin registered ECC DDR 333 DIMMs.
NCLV-D
104 Pins
80 Pins
DDR_B2
DDR_A2
DDR_B1
DDR_A1
NCLV-D 184-Pin DDR DIMM sockets
2.4.2
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2GB, and 4GB registered ECC DDR
DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor. Refer to the DDR Qualified Vendors List on
the following URL for details.
•
Due to chipset resource allocation, the system may detect less than
16 GB system memory when you installed four 4 GB DDR memory
modules.
•
This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of
128 Mb chips or double sided x16 memory modules.
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2.4.3
Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs
or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage
to both the motherboard and the components.
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1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket such
that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the
socket.
DDR DIMM notch
1
1
Unlocked retaining clip
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.
DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Locked Retaining Clip
2.4.4
Removing a DIMM
2
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1.
Simultaneously press the
retaining clips outward to unlock
the DIMM.
1
1
DDR DIMM notch
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining
clips. The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.
2.
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Remove the DIMM from the socket.
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.4
Hard disk drives
To install a SATA HDD:
1.
Release a drive tray by pushing
the spring lock to the right, then
pulling the tray lever outward.
The drive tray ejects slightly
after you pull out the lever.
2.
Firmly hold the tray lever and
pull the drive tray out of the
bay.
3.
Take note of the drive tray
holes. Each side has three holes
to fit different types of hard disk
drives. Use two screws on each
side to secure the hard disk
drive.
4.
Place a SATA hard disk drive on
the tray, then secure it with four
screws.
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5.
Carefully insert the drive tray
and push it all the way to the
depth of the bay until just a
small fraction of the tray edge
protrudes.
SATA interface
on the backplane
When installed, the SATA connector on the drive connects to the SATA
interface on the backplane.
6.
Push the tray lever until it clicks,
and secures the drive tray in
place. The drive tray is correctly
placed when its front edge aligns
with the bay edge.
7.
Repeat steps 1 to 6 if you wish
to install a second SATA drive.
8.
Connect the bundled SATA cables to the connectors on the SATA
backplane. Refer to section “2.7 SATA backplane cabling” for
information on the SATA backplane cable connections.
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.5
Expansion slot
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card
The barebone server comes with a riser card bracket. You need to remove
the bracket if you wish to install a PCI-X expansion card.
To install a PCI-X card:
1.
Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver to remove the screw that secures
the riser card to the standoff.
Riser card screw
Riser card standoff
2.
Firmly hold a riser card bracket,
then pull it up to detach it from
the PCI-X slot on the
motherboard.
3.
Remove the screw that secures
the slot metal cover.
4.
Install a PCI-X card to the
bracket as shown, then secure
the card with a screw.
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5.
Take note of the holes on the
riser card bay. The two pegs on
the riser card bracket should
match these holes to ensure
that the bracket is properly in
place.
Peg on the riser
card bracket
6.
Install the riser card bracket with
the card into the PCI-X slot on
the motherboard.
7.
Make sure that the golden
connectors completely fit the
slot and the bracket aligns with
the rear panel.
8.
Secure the riser card to the
standoff.
9.
Connect the cable(s) to the
card, if applicable.
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure the it by adjusting the
software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 5 for information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the following tables.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
*
Priority
Standard Function
0
1
System Timer
1
2
Keyboard Controller
2
N/A
Programmable Interrupt
3*
11
Communications Port (COM2)
4*
12
Communications Port (COM1)
5*
13
Sound Card (sometimes LPT2)
6
14
Floppy Disk Controller
7*
15
Printer Port (LPT1)
8
3
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
4
ACPI Mode when used
10*
5
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
11*
6
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12*
7
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13
8
Numeric Data Processor
14*
9
Primary IDE Channel
15*
10
Secondary IDE Channel
These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
INTA#
INTB#
INTC#
INTD#
REQ#
GNT#
AIC-8130
PXIRQ2
—
—
—
X_REQ3
X_GNT3
ATI Rage XL
PIRQB#
—
—
—
REQ2#
GNT2#
BCM5705E
PIRQF#
—
—
—
REQ3#
GNT3#
PCIX slot 1 (64-bit)
PXIRQ0
PXIRQ1
PXIRQ2
PXIRQ3
X_REQ0
X_GNT0
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support
“Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise,
conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system
unstable and the card inoperable.
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2.6
Cable connections
2
3
1
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Pre-connected system cables
1.
Parallel port cable (from motherboard to rear panel)
2.
Rear fan connector (from power supply to motherboard)
3.
24-pin SSI power connector (from power supply to motherboard)
4.
8-pin SSI power connector (power supply to motherboard)
5.
Secondary IDE connector (from motherboard to optical drive)
6.
Device fan connector (from motherboard to SATA backplane board)
7.
SATA connectors (from motherboard to SATA backplane board)
8.
System fan connectors (from mid-fans to SATA backplane)
9.
SATA backplane power connector (from power supply)
10. 4-pin power connector (from power supply to optical drive)
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.7
Removable components
You may need to remove previously installed system components when
installing or removing system devices, or when you need to replace
defective components. This section tells how to remove the following
components:
1.
System fans
2.
Device fan
3.
Power supply module
4.
Optical drive
5.
Motherboard
2.7.1
System fans
To uninstall the system fans:
1.
Disconnect all the system fan
cables from the connectors on
the backplane board.
2.
Remove the four screws that
secure a fan.
3.
Repeat step 2 to uninstall the
other fans.
Fan screw
2.7.2
Device fan
To uninstall the device fan:
1.
Disconnect the system fan cable
from the connector on the
motherboard.
2.
Remove the four screws that secure
the device fan.
Fan screw
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2.7.3
Power supply module
To uninstall the power supply module:
1.
Disconnect all the power cables
connected to the motherboard and
other system devices.
2.
Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver
to remove the screw the secures
the front end of the power
supply.
3.
Slide the power supply backward for about half an inch, then carefully
lift it out from the chassis.
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2.7.4
Optical drive
To uninstall the optical drive:
1.
Disconnect the power and signal
cables connected to the rear of
the optical drive.
2.
Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver
to remove the two screws that
secure the meal bracket on the
side of the optical drive. Remove
the bracket to release the drive.
3.
Slide the optical drive toward the
front panel, then carefully pull it
out of the drive bay.
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To install an optical drive:
1.
From the front panel, insert the
rear end of the optical drive into
the 5.25-inch drive bay.
2.
Place the metal bracket parallel to the side of the optical drive,
matching its two pegs with the lower holes, and the bracket holes
with the standoffs on the base of the chassis.
The metal bracket should fit completely to ensure that the optical drive
is securely in place.
Drive holes to match the
pegs on the metal bracket
Drive metal bracket
Bracket pegs
Holes to match the standoffs
Standoffs to match the
holes on the metal bracket
3.
2-18
Secure the bracket with two
screws.
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.7.5
Motherboard
To uninstall the motherboard:
1.
Disconnect all the pre-connected cables from the motherboard. See
section “2.6 Cable connections” for illustration.
2.
Uninstall all the devices from the motherboard including the CPU and
heatsink, riser card bracket, and DDR DIMMs. Refer to the
corresponding sections for instructions on removing these
components.
3.
Remove the riser card standoff by twisting it counterclockwise.
Riser card standoff
3.
Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver
to remove the screws that
secure the motherboard to the
base of the chassis.
4.
Carefully lift the motherboard
out of the chassis as shown.
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To reinstall the motherboard:
1.
Firmly hold the motherboard by
the sides and insert it into the
chassis as shown.
2.
Carefully adjust the motherboard
until the rear panel ports fit in
place.
3.
Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver
to secure the motherboard with
seven (7) screws in the holes as
shown.
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Screw hole
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4.
Insert the riser card standoff
into the motherboard hole
beside the PCI-X slot, and twist it
clockwise until secure.
5.
Reconnect all the required cables to the motherboard. See section
“2.6 Cable connections” for illustration.
6.
Reinstall all the devices that you have previously removed.
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2.8
SATA backplane cabling
Connects the SMBus
cable from the MB
(FAN1) Connects the fan cable
from CPU_FAN1 on the MB
Connect the SATA
cables from the MB
Connects the
device fan cable
Connect the
system fan cables
Connect the SATA HDDs
Connects a 4-pin plug
from power supply
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
This chapter describes how to
install the optional components and
devices into the barebone server.
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Installation options
Chapter 3
2-1
3.1
Rackmount rail kit items
If you have the rackmount rail kit, it contains two pairs of rails (one pair for
each side of the barebone system), and eight (8) pairs of nut-and-bolt
type screws.
Nuts
Bolts
Left pair
Right pair
3.2
Rack rails assembly
To assemble the rack rails:
1.
Determine the depth of the rack where you wish to install the system.
2.
Match one long and one short rail to your desired length, and fix them
together using four (4) pairs of nuts and bolts.
3.
Repeat step 2 to assemble the other rail pair.
Rear ends
Bolts on inner side
Nuts on outer side
Front ends
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3.3
Attaching the rails to the rack
To attach the rails to the rack:
1.
Select one unit of space (1U) on the
rack where you wish to install the
barebone server.
2.
Remove the screws from the 1U space
on the rack front.
1U space
3.
Align the front end holes of a rack rail
pair to the 1U space.
4.
Drive in two screws on the outer holes
to secure the front end.
5.
Find the r e a r 1 U s p a c e that corresponds to the f r o n t 1 U s p a c e
where you attached the rail.
6.
Remove the screws from the rear 1U space, and align the rear end
holes.
7.
Drive in two screws on the outer holes to secure the rear end.
8.
From the rack front, find the corresponding 1U space for the second
rail pair.
9.
Repeat steps 2 to 7 to attach the second rail pair. When properly
installed, the rack rails appear as shown.
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3.4
Rackmounting the server
To mount the server to the rack:
1.
Firmly hold the server on both sides and insert the rear panel side to
the front end of the rack rail, then carefully push the server all the
way to the back until the front panel fits the front end of the rack,
and the rack screws on the server match the middle hole on the rack..
2.
Tighten the two rack screws to secure
the server to the rack.
Rack screw
3-4
Chapter 3: Installation options
This chapter includes the
motherboard layout, and brief
descriptions of the jumpers and
internal connectors.
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Motherboard info
Chapter 4
4.1
Motherboard layout
26.8cm (10.5in)
REAR_FAN1
NCLV-D
SSI12V1
SSIPWR1
mPGA 604
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
KBPWR1
B: Keyboard
PSUSMB1
USB12
COM1
USBPW12
DDR DDR_B2 (64 bit,184-pin module)
CPU1
DDR DDR_A2 (64 bit,184-pin module)
DDR DDR_B1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
LAN1
mPGA 604
CPU_FAN1
Intel
LAN2
MCH
E7320
Gigabit
LAN
BCM5721
CPU2
30.5cm (12in)
VGA
DDR DDR_A1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
LAN_EN1
Gigabit
LAN
BCM5705E
REAR_FAN2
CPU_FAN2
PCIX1 (64-bit PCI-X)
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
LAN_EN2
PCIX2 (64-bit PCI-X)
ATI
RAGE XL
VGA
Controller
PCIE3 (x4 link)
SATA2
VGA_EN1
Intel
PCI4 (32-bit 5V PCI)
SB_PWR1
CLRTC1
SATA1
PCI5 (32-bit 5V PCI)
Super
I/O
8Mbit
Flash
BIOS
ICH
6300ESB
RECOVERY1
USB34
BMCSOCKET1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
HDLED1
AUX_PANEL1
BMCCONN1
SEC_IDE1
PRI_IDE1
BPSMB1
USBPW34
FLOPPY1
LPT1
COM2
PANEL1
The four grayed out card slots are present on the motherboard but are
not used in this system. You may install one PCI-X card via the riser
card bracket.
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Layout contents
Jumpers
Page
1.
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
4-4
2.
VGA Graphics controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
4-5
3.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34)
4-5
4.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
4-6
5.
Gigabit LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN1)
4-6
6.
Gigabit LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN2)
4-7
7.
BIOS Recovery (3-pin RECOVERY1)
4-7
Connectors
Page
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
4-8
2.
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE1, SEC_IDE1)
4-8
3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
4-9
4.
Hard disk activity LED connector (2-pin HDLED1)
4-10
5.
System fan connectors (REAR_FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2)
4-10
6.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
4-11
7.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
4-11
8.
SSI power connectors
(24-pin EATXPWR1, 8-pin SSI+12V1/+12V2)
4-12
9.
Backplane SMBus connector (6-1 pin BPSMB1)
4-13
10. Power Supply SMBus connector (6-1 pin PSUSMB1)
4-13
11. Parallel port connector (26-1 pin LPT1)
4-14
12. BMC connector (16-pin BMCCONN1)
4-14
13. System panel auxiliary connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
LAN1 Link activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LINKACTLED)
LAN2 Link activity LED (2-pin LAN2_LINKACTLED)
Locator LED 1 (2-pin LOCATORLED1)
Locator LED 2 (2-pin LOCATORLED2)
Locator Button/Switch (2-pin LOCATORBTN)
Front Panel System Bus (6-1 pin)
4-15
14. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
System power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
Hard disk drive activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
ATX power button/soft-off button (Yellow 2-pin PWRSW)
Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET)
4-16
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4.2
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include
system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the
cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back
to pins 1-2.
4. Re-install the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
NCLV-D
CLRTC1
2 1
NCLV-D Clear RTC RAM
Normal
(Default)
3 2
Clear CMOS
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to
overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU
Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS
can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
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2.
VGA Graphics controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard ATI Rage XL
video graphics controller. Set to pins 1-2 to enable the video graphics
controller.
NCLV-D
VGA_EN1
1
2
NCLV-D VGA Setting
3.
2
3
Enable
(Default)
Disable
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep
mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power
mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up
from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh,
power supply in reduced power mode).
NCLV-D
USBPW12
1 2
2 3
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
USBPW34
1 2
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
NCLV-D USB device wake-up
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise, the
system would not power up.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
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4.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up
feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the computer
when you press a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar).
This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A
on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS.
NCLV-D
KBPWR1
1 2
2 3
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
NCLV-D Keyboard power setting
5.
Gigabit LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN1)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Broadcom
BCM5721 Gigabit LAN controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the
Gigabit LAN feature.
NCLV-D
LAN_EN1
2 1
Enable
(Default)
3 2
Disable
NCLV-D LAN_EN1 setting
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6.
Gigabit LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN2)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Broadcom
BCM5705E Gigabit LAN controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the
Gigabit LAN feature.
NCLV-D
LAN_EN2
NCLV-D LAN_EN2 setting
7.
2
1
Enable
(Default)
3
2
Disable
BIOS Recovery (3-pin RECOVERY1)
This jumper allows you to recover your original BIOS from a floppy disk
in case the BIOS codes and data are corrupted.
To recover the BIOS:
1. Turn OFF your computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3.
3. Insert a floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file.
4. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
5. The system searches for the BIOS file in the floppy then reflashes
the BIOS.
6. When finished, shut down your computer.
7. Replace the jumper cap from pins 2-3 to pins 1-2.
8. Reboot your computer.
9. Hold down the < D e l > key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
NCLV-D
RECOVERY1
1
2
Normal
(Default)
2
3
BIOS Recovery
NCLV-D BIOS recovery setting
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4.3
1.
Connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
NCLV-D
FLOPPY
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
NCLV-D Floppy disk drive connector
2.
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE1, SEC_IDE1)
These connectors are for Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cables. The Ultra
DMA 100/66 signal cable has two connectors: a blue connector for the
primary IDE connector on the motherboard and a black connector for an
Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive). If
you install two hard disk drives, you must configure the second drive as
a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer to the hard disk
documentation for the jumper settings.
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion
when you connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.
NCLV-D
SEC_IDE1
PIN 1
PRI_IDE1
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
NCLV-D IDE connectors
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3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0 or
RAID 1 configuration with the Adaptec® HostRAID Technology through
the onboard Intel® 6300ESB integrated RAID controller.
These connectors are set to S t a n d a r d I D E mode by default. In
S t a n d a r d I D E mode, you can connect Serial ATA boot/data hard disk
drives to these connectors. If you intend to create a Serial ATA RAID set
using these connectors, set the C o n f i g u r e S A T A A s item in the BIOS
to [RAID]. See section “4.3.6 IDE Configuration” on page 4-15 for details.
NCLV-D
SATA2
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
SATA1
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
NCLV-D SATA connectors
Important notes on Serial ATA
•
You must install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP
Service Pack 1 before using Serial ATA hard disk drives. The Serial
ATA RAID feature (RAID 0/RAID 1) is available only if you are using
Windows® 2000/XP.
•
Use only two Serial ATA RAID connectors for each RAID 0 or RAID 1
set.
•
When using the connectors in S t a n d a r d I D E mode, connect the
primary (boot) hard disk drive to the SATA1 or SATA2 connector.
Refer to the table below for the recommended SATA hard disk drive
connections.
Serial ATA hard disk drive connection
Connector
Setting
Use
SATA1
Master
Boot disk
SATA2
Slave
Data disk
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4.
Hard disk activity LED connector (2-pin HDLED1)
This connector supplies power to the hard disk activity LED. The read
or write activities of any device connected to the primary/secondary
IDE connectors or the SATA connectors cause this LED to light up.
NCLV-D
HDLED1
SCSI_ACTLED+
SCSI_ACTLEDSCSI_ACTLEDSCSI_ACTLED+
1
NCLV-D
SCSI/SATA card activity LED connector
5.
System fan connectors (REAR_FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 740 mA (8.88 W
max.) or a total of 2.1 A ~ 4.44 A (53.28 W max.) at +12V. Connect
the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure
that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the
connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the
fan connectors!
NCLV-D
REAR_FAN1
GND
+12V
Rotation
REAR_FAN2
Rotation
+12V
GND
REAR_FAN1 REAR_FAN2
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
Rotation
+12V
GND
Rotation
+12V
GND
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
NCLV-D Fan connectors
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6.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
This connector is for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to
this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis. The USB connector complies with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
NCLV-D
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
USB+5V
USB34
NCLV-D USB 2.0 connector
7.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port
module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis.
NCLV-D
COM2
PIN 1
NCLV-D
Serial port2 (COM2) connector
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S S I power connectors
(24-pin EATXPWR1, 8
12V1
/+12V2
8-- p i n S S I +
+1
1/
2))
These connectors are for SSI power supply plugs. The power supply
plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation.
Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors
completely fit.
•
Use of an SSI 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant power supply unit
(PSU) that provides a minimum power of 450 W is recommended
for a fully-configured system.
•
Do not forget to connect the 8-pin ATX +12 V power plug;
otherwise, the system will not boot up.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power consuming devices. The
system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
•
You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to
install additional devices.
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power OK
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
NCLV-D Power connectors
4-12
+3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
1
8-pin
GND
GND
GND
GND
24-pin Power Connector
NCLV-D
+12V1 CPU
+12V1 CPU
+12V2 CPU
+12V2 CPU
8.
For Power Supply
with 20-pin
Power Connector
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9.
Backplane SMBus connector (6-1 pin BPSMB1)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management
Bus) devices. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other
SMBus devices using the SMBus interface.
NCLV-D
BPSMB1
GND
I2C_6_DATA#
+5V
NCLV-D SMBus connector
NC
I2C_6_CLK#
1
1 0 . Power Supply SMBus connector (6-1 pin PSUSMB1)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management
Bus) devices. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other
SMBus devices using the SMBus interface.
PSU_I2CCLK
PSU_I2CDATA
NC
GND
+3.3V Remote Sense
NCLV-D
PSUSMB1
NCLV-D Power supply SMBus connector
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1 1 . Parallel port connector (26-1 pin LPT1)
This connector is for a parallel port. Connect the parallel port module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at
the back of the system chassis.
AFD#
ERROR#
PINIT#
SLIN#
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
NCLV-D
LPT1
STB#
SPD0
SPD1
SPD2
SPD3
SPD4
SPD5
SPD6
SPD7
ACK#
BUSY
PE
SLCT
Pin 1
NCLV-D Parallel port connector
1 2 . BMC connector (16-pin BMCCONN1)
This connector is for an ASUS server management card.
+5VSB
+5VSB
BMC SMBCLK
12CCLK1
PSON#
BMC_RST#
PWROK
PSONEN#
NCLV-D
NCLV-D BMC connector
4-14
+5VSB
+5VSB
BMC SMBDATA
12CDATA1
FP_PWRBTN#
BMC_PRESENT#
BMC_SMI#
GND
BMCCONN1
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1 3 . System panel auxiliary connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
This connector supports several server system functions.
GND
I2C_4_DATA#
+3V
LAN1_LINKACTLED+
LAN1_LINKACTLEDLAN2_LINKACTLEDLAN2_LINKACTLED+
NC
I2C_4_CLK#
NCLV-D
GND
LOCATORLED1+
LOCATORLED1LOCATORBTN#
GND
LOCATORLED2LOCATORLED2+
PIN1
+5VSB
AUX_PANEL1
NCLV-D Auxiliary panel connector
•
•
•
•
•
•
LAN1 link activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LINKACTLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the LAN1 Activity LED. Connect the LAN1
Activity LED cable to this connector. This LED blinks during a network
activity and is always lit when linked.
LAN2 link activity LED (2-pin LAN2_LINKACTLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the LAN2 Activity LED. Connect the LAN2
Activity LED cable to this connector. This LED blinks during a network
activity and lights up when linked.
Locator LED 1 (2-pin LOCATORLED1)
This 2-pin connector is for the Locator LED 1. Connect the Locator
LED 1 cable to this connector. This LED lights up when the Locator
button is pressed.
Locator LED 2 (2-pin LOCATORLED2)
This 2-pin connector is for the Locator LED 2. Connect the Locator
LED 2 cable to this connector. This LED lights up when the Locator
button is pressed.
Locator Button/Switch (2-pin LOCATORBTN)
This connector is for the locator button. This button queries the state
of the system locator.
Front Panel SMBus (6-1 pin)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management
Bus) devices. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other
SMBus devices using the SMBus interface.
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1 4 . System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
POWERLED+
GND
POWERLEDMLED+
MLEDNC
+5V
GND
GND
SPKROUT
NCLV-D
NCLV-D System panel connector
NMIBTN#
GND
POWERBTN#
GND
NC
RESETBTN#
GND
HDLED+
HDLED-
PANEL1
The system panel connector is color-coded for easy connection. Refer to
the connector descriptions on the next page for details.
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•
•
•
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System power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the
chassis power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED
lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the
system is in sleep mode.
Hard disk drive activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
ATX power button/soft-off button (Yellow 2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off
mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for
more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
Chapter 5
BIOS setup
This chapter lists the hardware
setup procedures that you have to
perform when installing or removing
system components.
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5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
2.
3.
A S U S A F U D O S (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable
floppy disk.)
A S U S C r a s h F r e e B I O S 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable
floppy disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
A S U S U p d a t e (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy
disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
5.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk
This barebone system does not include a floppy disk drive. Connect an
external floppy disk drive (USB interface) to any of the USB 2.0 ports on
the front or rear panel if you need to use a floppy disk.
To create a bootable floppy disk:
1.
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click S t a r t from the Windows® desktop, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click F i l e from the menu, then select F o r m a tt. A F o r m a t 3 1 / 2
F l o p p y D i s k window appears.
e. W i n d o w s® X P u s e r s : Select C r e a t e a n M S - D O S s t a r t u p
d i s k from the format options field, then click S t a r tt.
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Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
c. Click S t a r tt, then select R u n
n.
d. In the O p e n field, type D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D is your optical drive letter.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable
floppy disk.
5.1.2
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when
the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at
least 600 KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be same as shown.
1.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
2.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than
eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three
alphanumeric characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Main filename
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Extension name
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3.
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
Write to file...... ok
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS
file.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable
floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /iNCLVD.ROM
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4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iNCLVD.ROM /pbnc
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iNCLVD.ROM /pbnc
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... done
Verifying flash .... done
Please restart your computer
A:\>
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5.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to
restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating
process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard
support CD or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing
the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the
floppy disk to N C L V D . R O M
M.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
This barebone system does not include a floppy disk drive. Connect an
external floppy disk drive (USB interface) to any of the USB 2.0 ports on
the front or rear panel if you need to use a floppy disk.
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the
corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “NCLVD.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
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Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
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Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
system.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the
optical drive for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then
updates the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “NCLVD.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this
motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the
latest BIOS file.
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5.1.4
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update
the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility
allows you to:
• Save the current BIOS file
• Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
• Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
• Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
• View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
2.
3.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The D r i v e r s menu appears.
Click the U t i l i t i e s tab, then click I n s t a l l A S U S U p d a t e
VX.XX.XX
X.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this
utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
e. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m
t h e I n t e r n e t option from the
drop-down menu, then click
N e x tt.
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Select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click A u t o S e l e c tt.
Click N e x tt.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail all
its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
2.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by
clicking S t a r t > P r o g r a m s > A S U S > A S U S U p d a t e >
ASUSUpdate
e. The ASUS Update main window appears.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m a
f i l e option from the drop-down
menu, then click N e x tt.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the O p e n window, then click S a v e
e.
4.
Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.
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5.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “5.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can
enable the security password feature or change the power management
settings. This requires you 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 firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to
run this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, 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. Do this
last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being
a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus
and make your selections from the available options using the navigation
keys.
•
The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most
conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes
unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings
to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the L o a d
S e t u p D e f a u l t s item under the Exit Menu. See section “5.7 Exit
Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference
purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your
screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for this motherboard.
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5.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Configuration fields
Menu bar
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Third IDE Slave
Fourth IDE Master
Fourth IDE Slave
IDE Configuration
:
:
:
:
:
:
[11:51:19]
[Thu 05/07/2004]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
[ST320413A]
[ASUS CD-S520/A]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
Sub-menu items
5.2.2
General help
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
For changing the basic system configuration
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
Exit
For changing the system boot configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
5.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for
that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu
and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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5.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that menu.
For example, selecting M a i n shows the
Main menu items.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Language
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[11:10:19]
[Thu 03/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[English]
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
5.2.5
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
System Information
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot,
and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam
has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press
<Enter>.
5.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is userconfigurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You
cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “5.2.7 Pop-up window.”
5.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with
the configuration options for that item.
5.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of
a menu screen when there are items
that do not fit on the screen. Press the
Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /
<Page Down> keys to display the other
items on the screen.
Advanced Chipset settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Memory Acceleration Mode
DRAM Idle Timer
DRAm Refresh Rate
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Graphics Aperture Size
Spread Spectrum
[AGP/PCI]
[ 64 MB]
[Enabled]
ICH Delayed Transaction
[Enabled]
MPS Revision
[1.4]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
5.2.9
General help
Scroll bar
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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5.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the M a i n menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
This is a NOTE.Refer to section “5.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for
information on the menu screen items and how to navigate through
them.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Third IDE Slave
Fourth IDE Master
Fourth IDE Slave
IDE Configuration
:
:
:
:
:
:
[11:51:19]
[Thu 05/07/2004]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
[ST320413A]
[ASUS CD-S520/A]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
5.3.1
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]
Allows you to set the system time.
5.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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5.3.4
Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave
The BIOS automatically detects the connected IDE devices. There is a
separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item, then press
<Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST320413A
Size
: 20.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: Supported
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
SMART Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra
DMA, and SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable.
These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection
of the appropriate IDE device type. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically
configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select [ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media
Device) if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode
if the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously
formatted with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to [Auto], the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if
the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled],
the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.3.5
IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for
the IDE devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter>
if you wish to configure the item.
IDE Configuration
Onboard IDE Operate Mode
Enhanced Mode Support On
Configure S-ATA as RAID
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[Enhanced Mode]
[S-ATA]
[No]
[35]
When in AHCI/RAID
mode SATA
controller is
forced to Native
mode.
Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the installed
operating system (OS). Set to [Enhanced Mode] if you are using native OS
including Windows® 2000/XP. Configuration options: [Compatible Mode]
[Enhanced Mode]
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
Allows you to use native OS on Serial ATA and Parallel ATA ports. It is
recommend that you do not change the default setting for better OS
compatibility. In this setting, you may use legacy OS on the Parallel
ATA ports only if you do not install any Serial ATA device.
Configure S-ATA as RAID [No]
Allows you to set the Serial ATA devices connected to the Serial ATA
connectors as RAID sets. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
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The following item appears only when you set the O n b o a r d I D E
O p e r a t e M o d e to [Compatible Mode]
Compatible Mode Option [Primary P-ATA+S-ATA]
Allows you to select the combined mode for the installed IDE and
SATA devices.
The Secondary P - A T A + S - A T A and P - A T A P o r t s O n l y options are
for advanced users only. If you set to any of these options and
encountered problems, revert to the default setting P r i m a r y
P-ATA+S-ATA
A. Configuration options: [Primary P-ATA+S-ATA]
[Secondary P-ATA+S-ATA] [P-ATA Ports Only]
IDE Detect Time Out [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
5.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS
Version
: 08.00.10
Build Date : 07/07/04
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Intel(R) Xeon (TM) CPU 2.80GHz
: 2800 MHz
: 2
System Memory
Size
: 512MB
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory
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5.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction!
USB Configuration
MPS Configuration
Remote Access Application
Configure the USB
support.
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI PnP
5.4.1
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Enables USB host
controllers.
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.23.2-9.4
USB Devices Enabled: None
USB Function
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
[All USB Ports]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
The M o d u l e V e r s i o n and U S B D e v i c e s E n a b l e d items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the U S B D e v i c e s
E n a b l e d item shows N o n e
e.
USB Function [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to
[Auto] allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at
startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB
device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to set the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
FullSpeed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [HiSpeed ] [FullSpeed ]
5.4.2
MPS Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to configure the Multi-Processor Table.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Select MPS Revision.
MPS Configuration
MPS Revision
[1.4]
MPS Revision [1.4]
Allows you to select the multi-processor system revision.
Configuration options: [1.1] [1.4]
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5.4.3
Remote Access Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to configure the Remote Access
features. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration
options.
Configure Remote Access type and parameters
Remote Access
[Enabled]
Serial port number
Serial Port Mode
Flow Control
Redirection After BIOS POST
[COM1]
[115200 8,n,1]
[None]
[Always]
Terminal Type
VT-UTFB Combo Key Support
[ANSI]
[Disabled]
Select Remote Access
type.
Remote Access [Enabled]
Enables or disables the remote access feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial port number [COM1]
Enables or disables the remote access feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port Mode [115200 8,n,1]
Sets the Serial port mode.
Configuration options: [115200 8,n,1] [57600 8,n,1] [38400 8,n,1]
[19200 8,n,1] [09600 8,n,1]
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Flow Control [None]
Allows you to select the flow control for console redirection.
Configuration options: [None] [Hardware] [Software]
Redirection After BIOS POST [Always]
Sets the redirection mode after the BIOS Power-On Self-Test (POST). Some
operating systems may not work when this item is set to Always.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Boot Loader] [Always]
Terminal Type [ANSI]
Allows you to select the target terminal type.
Configuration options: [ANSI] [VT100] [VT-UTF8]
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support [Disabled]
Enables or disables the VT-UTF8 combo key support for ANSI or VT100
terminals. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.4
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
Configure Advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer: Intel
Brand String: Intel(R) Xeon (TM) CPU 2.80GHz
Frequency
: 2800 MHz
FSB Speed
: 800 MHz
Ratio Status: Unlocked
Ratio Actual Value : 14
Ratio CMOS Setting:
[ 8]
Hyper Threading Technology
[Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit:
[Disabled]
Sets the ratio
between CPU Core
Clock and the FSB
Frequency.
NOTE: If an invalid
ratio is set in CMOS
then actual and
setpoint values may
differ.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Ratio CMOS Setting [ 8]
Sets the ratio between the CPU core clock and the Front Side Bus
frequency. The BIOS auto-detects the default value of this item. Use the
You can only adjust the R a t i o C M O S settings if you installed an unlocked
CPU. Refer to the CPU documentation for details.
Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading Technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating systems to boot
even without support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.5
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Advanced Chipset Settings
Warning: Setting wrong values in below sections may
cause system to malfunction.
Options for NB.
NorthBridge Configuration
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Onboard PCI LAN Boot ROM
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard LAN
controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard PCI LAN Boot ROM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard PCI LAN
controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
NorthBridge Configuration
The NorthBridge Configuration menu allows you to change the Northbridge
settings.
NorthBridge Chipset Configuration
DIMM Speed
Memory Remap Feature
DDR 333
[Enabled]
ENABLE: Allow
remapping of
overlapped PCI memory
above the total
physical memory.
DISABLE: Do not allow
remapping of memory.
DIMM Speed
Displays the installed DIMM type and speed. This item is auto-detected and
is not configurable.
Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
Allows you to remap the overlap PCI memory over the total physical
memory. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.6
Onboard Devices Configuration
Allows BIOS to Select
Serial Port1 Base
Addresses.
Configure Win627EHF Super IO Chipset
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port2 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
Parallel Port IRQ
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[378]
[Normal]
[IRQ7]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Serial Port1 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Allows you to select the Serial Port2 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. This item
allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA.
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
EPP Version [1.9]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port EPP version. This item appears
only when the P a r a l l e l P o r t M o d e is set to E P P
P.
Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Sets the Parallel port IRQ. Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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5.4.7
PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for
PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources
for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block
for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
[No]
PCI Latency Timer
[64]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
[Yes]
Palette Snooping
[Disabled]
PCI IDE BusMaster
[Enabled]
OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card
[Auto]
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
NO: Lets the BIOS
configue all the
devices in the system.
YES: Lets the
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Plug And Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set
to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating
system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device
latency timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160]
[192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card
requests for an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the
PCI VGA card even if requested. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI
devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the
latter can function correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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PCI IDE BusMaster [Enabled]
Allows BIOS to use PCI bus mastering when reading/writing to IDE devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Offboard PCI/ISA IDE Card [Auto]
Allows you to assign a PCI slot to a PCI IDE card, when required.
Configuration options: [Auto] [PCI Slot1] [PCI Slot2] [PCI Slot3] [PCI Slot4]
[PCI Slot5] [PCI Slot6]
IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP
devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA
devices. Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
Use the arrow down key to scroll down the menu.
IRQ-15 assigned to
DMA Channel 0
DMA Channel 1
DMA Channel 3
DMA Channel 5
DMA Channel 6
DMA Channel 7
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Reserved Memory Size
[Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
DMA Channel X assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific DMA channel is free for use of
PCI/PnP devices. When set to [Reserved], the DMA channel is reserved for
legacy ISA devices. Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
Reserved Memory Size [Disabled]
Allows you to set the reserved memory size.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [16k] [32k] [64k]
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5.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the ACPI and
Advanced Power Management (APM) features. Select an item then press
<Enter> to display the configuration options.
ACPI APIC Support
[Enabled]
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
5.5.1
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
(ASIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the
RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Do not change the ACPI APIC support after you have installed the
operating system (OS), otherwise, a boot failure may occur.
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5.5.2
APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Power Management/APM
Video Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
Suspend Time Out
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio
[Enabled]
[suspend]
[Suspend]
[Disabled]
[50%]
Power Button Mode
Restore on AC Power Loss
[On/Off]
[Power Off]
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
On
By PS/2 Keyboard
By PS/2 Mouse
Ring
By PME#
By RTC Alarm
Enable or disable
APM.
Power Management [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the motherboard Advance Power
Management (APM) feature. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Video Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to select the video power down mode
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Hard Disk Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to select the hard disk power down mode
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Suspend Time Out [Disabled]
Allows you to select the specified time at which the system goes on
suspend mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [4 Min]
[8 Min] [10 Min] [20 Min] [30 Min] [40 Min] [50 Min] [60 Min]
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio [50%]
Allows you to select duty cycle in throttle mode.
Configuration options: [87.5%] [75.0%] [62.5%] [50.0%] [37.5%]
[25.0%] [12.5%]
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the
power button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
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Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power
loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss.
When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on state,
whatever the system state was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system.
This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse
to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Power On Ring [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the RI to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PME# [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the PME to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC
Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5.3
Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU1 Temperature
CPU2 Temperature
MB Temperature
CPU1 Fan Speed
CPU2 Fan Speed
Front1 Fan Speed
Front2 Fan Speed
Rear1 Fan Speed
Rear2 Fan Speed
Smart Fan Control
VCORE1 Voltage
VCORE2 Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
5VSB Voltage
[49ºC/120ºF]
[47ºC/114ºF]
[47ºC/114ºF]
0
0
0
0
[8500RPM]
[8500RPM]
[Disabled]
[ 1.320V]
[ 1.380V]
[ 3.345V]
[ 5.094V]
[ 5.046V]
CPU1/CPU2 Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select [Disabled] if you do not wish to
display the detected temperatures.
CPU1/CPU2 Fan Speed [0]
Front1/Front2 Fan Speed [0]
Rear1/Rear2 Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU,
front, and rear fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not
connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A.
The CPU and Front fan speeds items normally show the value 0. To
check the actual fan rotations per minute, use the ASUS Server Webbased Management (ASWM) software. Refer to the ASWM user guide for
more information.
Smart Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Smart Fan feature that smartly
adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The C P U 1 T e m p e r a t u r e
e, C P U 2 T e m p e r a t u r e
e, and F r o n t 1
T e m p e r a t u r e items appear when you enable the S m a r t F a n
C o n t r o l feature.
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CPU1/CPU2 Temperature [XXX]
Front1 Temperature [XXX]
Allows you to set the CPU and system threshold temperature before the
Smart Fan Control is disabled.
Use the arrow down key to display additional items.
VBAT Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 3.120V]
[12.053V]
VCORE1 Voltage, VCORE1 Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V
Voltage, 5VSB Voltage, VBAT Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
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5.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
APM Configuration
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
5.6.1
Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
4th Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[PM-ST330620A]
[PS-ASUS CD-S360]
[MBA v7.5.12 Slot 0]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding type
menu.
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends
on the number of devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
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Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
Quiet Boot Progress Bar
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST)
while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set
to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Interrupt 19 Capture [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Quiet Boot Progress Bar [Disabled]
Enables or disables the quiet boot progress bar during POST.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.6.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d.
After you set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a Supervisor Password:
2.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item, then press <Enter>.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
1.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
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To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor
Password then press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing the
CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2.6 Jumpers” for
information on how to erase the RTC RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
[Full Access]
[Setup]
Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
User Access Level [Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
N o A c c e s s prevents user access to the Setup utility.
V i e w O n l y allows access but does not allow change to any field.
L i m i t e d allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and
Time.
F u l l A c c e s s allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup
utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The U s e r P a s s w o r d
item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After you set
a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
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To set a User Password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at
least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the
Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both
when accessing Setup and booting the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the boot sector virus protection.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Load Setup Defaults
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save 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.
An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even
when the computer is turned off. When you select this option, a
confirmation window appears. Select Y e s to save the changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while
exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
System Date, System Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
Discard Changes
Allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the previously
saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
Y e s to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
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Load Setup Defaults
Allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a
confirmation window appears. Select Y e s to load default values. Select
E x i t & S a v e C h a n g e s or make other changes before saving the values
to the non-volatile RAM.
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