AP1720-E2
Dual Intel® Xeon™ 5U Rackmount Server
800/533MHz Front Side Bus
User Guide
E1733
First Edition V1
October 2004
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Contents
Notices ............................................................................................ v
Safety information .......................................................................... vi
About this guide ............................................................................. vii
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
System package contents .................................................. 1-2
System specifications ......................................................... 1-3
Front panel features ........................................................... 1-4
Rear panel features ............................................................ 1-6
Internal features ................................................................. 1-7
LED information ................................................................ 1-10
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
Chassis cover ..................................................................... 2-2
2.1.1 Removing the side cover ....................................... 2-2
2.1.2 Re-installing the side cover .................................... 2-3
Motherboard information .................................................... 2-4
Central Processing Unit (CPU) ........................................... 2-5
2.3.1 Overview ................................................................ 2-5
2.3.2 Installing the CPU .................................................. 2-5
2.3.3 Installing the CPU heatsink and fan ....................... 2-7
System memory ............................................................... 2-10
2.4.1 Overview .............................................................. 2-10
2.4.2 Memory configurations ........................................ 2-10
2.4.2 Installing a DIMM ................................................. 2-12
2.4.3 Removing a DIMM ............................................... 2-12
Front panel assembly ....................................................... 2-13
2.5.1 Removing the front panel assembly .................... 2-13
2.5.2 Re-installing the front panel assembly ................. 2-15
5.25-inch drives ................................................................ 2-16
Hard disk drives ................................................................ 2-19
2.7.1 Installing a hot-swap SATA/SCSI hard disk drive .... 2-19
2.7.2 Installing an internal IDE/SATA HDD ................... 2-21
Expansion cards ............................................................... 2-26
2.8.1 Installing a standard size expansion card ............ 2-26
2.8.2 Installing a long expansion card .......................... 2-28
2.8.3 Removing an expansion card .............................. 2-29
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Contents
2.9
Cable connections ............................................................ 2-30
2.9.1 Motherboard connections .................................... 2-30
2.9.2 SATA backplane connections ............................... 2-31
2.9.3 SCSI backplane connections ............................... 2-34
2.10 Removable components ................................................... 2-39
2.10.1 Chassis fan .......................................................... 2-39
2.10.2 HDD fan ............................................................... 2-41
2.10.3 SATA/SCSI backplane ......................................... 2-44
2.10.4 Floppy disk drive .................................................. 2-46
2.10.5 Front I/O board .................................................... 2-48
2.10.6 Chassis footpads and roller wheels ..................... 2-50
2.10.7 Power suppy modules ......................................... 2-52
Chapter 3: Installation options
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
Installing a second SCSI drive cage ................................... 3-2
Installing an IDE drive cage ................................................ 3-5
Upgrading to a dual or redundant power supply ................ 3-7
Installing a power supply module ....................................... 3-9
Mounting the system to a rack ..........................................3-11
3.5.1 Remove the footpads or roller wheels ..................3-11
3.5.2 Remove the top cover ...........................................3-11
3.5.3 Attach the rack rails ..............................................3-11
Chapter 4: Motherboard info
4.1
4.2
4.3
Motherboard layout ............................................................ 4-2
Jumpers .............................................................................. 4-4
Connectors ......................................................................... 4-8
Chapter 5: BIOS setup
5.1
5.2
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Managing and updating your BIOS .................................... 5-2
5.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk ............................. 5-2
5.1.2 AwardBIOS Flash Utility ........................................ 5-3
5.1.3 ASUS EZ Flash Utility ............................................ 5-7
BIOS Setup program .......................................................... 5-8
5.2.1 BIOS menu screen ................................................ 5-9
5.2.2 Menu bar ................................................................ 5-9
5.2.3 Navigation keys ..................................................... 5-9
5.2.4 General help ........................................................ 5-10
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.2.5 Sub-menu ............................................................ 5-10
5.2.6 Scroll bar .............................................................. 5-10
5.2.7 Pop-up window .................................................... 5-10
Main menu .........................................................................5-11
5.3.1 Primary IDE Master ............................................. 5-12
5.3.2 Primary IDE Slave ............................................... 5-15
5.3.3 Secondary IDE Master ......................................... 5-15
5.3.4 Secondary IDE Slave ........................................... 5-15
5.3.5 Third IDE Master .................................................. 5-16
5.3.6 Fourth IDE Master ............................................... 5-16
Advanced menu ............................................................... 5-17
5.4.1 Advanced BIOS Features .................................... 5-17
5.4.2 CPU Configuration ............................................... 5-18
5.4.3 Memory Configuration ......................................... 5-19
5.4.4 Chipset ................................................................. 5-20
5.4.5 Onboard Device ................................................... 5-23
5.4.6 PCIPnP ................................................................ 5-28
5.4.7 USB Configuration ............................................... 5-30
Power menu ..................................................................... 5-31
5.5.1 APM Configuration ............................................... 5-32
5.5.2 Hardware Monitor ................................................ 5-35
Boot menu ........................................................................ 5-37
5.6.1 Boot Device Priority ............................................. 5-37
5.6.2 Hard Disk Boot Priority ........................................ 5-38
5.6.3 Removable Device Priority .................................. 5-38
5.6.4 Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 5-39
5.6.5 Security ................................................................ 5-41
Exit menu ......................................................................... 5-43
Appendix: Reference information
A.1 600 W single power supply ................................................ A-2
A.1.1 General description ................................................ A-2
A.1.2 Specifications ......................................................... A-3
A.2 600 W dual/redundant power supply .................................. A-4
A.2.1 General description ................................................ A-4
A.2.2 Specifications ......................................................... A-5
A.3 Simple fixes ........................................................................ A-6
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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 B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• 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.
WARNING! 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 B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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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
CAUTION! 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
CAUTION! 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:
1. Chapter 1: Product Introduction
This chapter describes the general features of the AP130-E1 server. It
includes 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 includes the motherboard layout and brief descriptions of
the jumpers and internal connectors.
5. Chapter 5: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
6. Appendix: Reference information
This appendix gives information on the standard or redundant power
supply that came with the barebone server. This section also provides
a troubleshooting guide for solving common problems when using the
barebone server.
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Conventions
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and information to aid in completing a task.
Reference
Visit the ASUS websites worldwide that provide updated information for all
ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact
information for details.
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This chapter describes the general
features of the barebone server. It
includes sections on the front panel
and rear panel specifications.
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Product introduction
Chapter 1
1-1
1.1
System package contents
Check your ASUS AP1720-E2 package with the items on the following
table. The package contents vary for the following configurations:
•
•
•
•
AS8 (eight hot-swap SCSI hard disk drives)
AS4 (four hot-swap SCSI hard disk drives)
AA4 (four hot-swap SATA hard disk drives)
AI4 (four internal SATA/IDE hard disk drives)
Item Description
AS8
Configurations
AS4
AA4
AI4
ASUS AK25 5U rackmount chassis with:
• ASUS NCCH-DL motherboard
• 600 W single or redundant power supply*
1
• SATA backplane board
2
1
• HDD fan
2
1
1
• Hot-swap HDD trays (including HDD screws)
8
4
4
4
4
• SCSI backplane board
• ASUS U320 SCSI card and cable
• 52x CD-ROM drive
• Floppy disk drive
• Chassis fan
• Internal HDD rails (4 pairs)
• Chassis roller wheels (1 set)
• Front I/O board
• SATA signal cable (4 sets)
• SATA power cable
• SMBus cable
• Dummy covers (4 pieces)
8
AC power cable
System screws and cables
System keys ( 2 pcs.)
Bundled CDs
• AP1720-E2 support CD with ASWM**
• TrendMicro® ServerProtect® CD
Documentation
• ASUS AP1720-E2 user guide
• ASUS NCCH-DL user guide
Optional items
• ASUS AK25 rackmount rail kit
• ASUS AK25 internal HDD cage (non-hot swap)
• ASUS AK25 600 W 2+1 redundant power supply
* All models support a 600 W single or redundant power supply.
** ASUS System Web-based Management
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1.2
System specifications
The ASUS AP1720-E2 is a barebone server system featuring the ASUS
NCCH-DL motherboard. The server supports dual Intel® Xeon™
processors in 604-pin sockets, and includes the latest technologies
through the chipsets embedded on the motherboard.
*
**
Chassis
Pedestal or rackmount 5U with removable front door bezel and
chassis foot stand or roller-wheels.
System dimension
431 mm (H) x 220 mm (W) x 510 mm (D)
Motherboard
ASUS NCCH-DL (ATX form factor: 12 in x 9.8 in)*
Chipset
Intel® E82875P Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
Intel® 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub (ICH)
Processor
Socket 604 for Intel® Xeon™ Nocona/Prestonia CPU with
800/533MHz FSB and on-die 1MB/512KB L2 cache with full speed
Memory
4 x 184-pin DDR sockets for up to 4GB memory
Supports PC3200/2700/2100 unbuffered ECC or
non-ECC DDR DIMMs
LAN
Intel® 82547GI Gigabit LAN controller(CSA)
RAID
Promise® PDC20319 controller
(supports RAID 0/RAID 1/RAID 0+1/Multi-RAID)
Expansion slots
1 x AGP Pro/8X slot
2 x 64-bit/66Mhz 3.3V PCI-X slots**
2 x 32-bit/33Mhz 5V PCI slots
Drive bays
1 x 3.25-inch FDD bay
3 x 5.25-inch drive bays
Front I/O
1 x IEEE 1394 port
1 x Headphone port
1 x Microphone port
Rear panel I/O
1 x Parallel port
2 x Serial ports
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x IEEE 1394 port
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
Line In / Line Out / Microphone ports
Management
ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM) 2.0
Hardware monitors
Voltage, temperature, and fan speed monitoring
Automatic System Restart (ASR) feature
Power supply
600 W power supply (with 24-pin and 8-pin power plugs) or
600 W redundant power supply (optional)
Refer to Chapter 4 “Motherboard information” for information on the internal connectors.
In AS8/AS4 models, the ASUS U160/U320 SCSI card occupies one 64-bit PCI-X slot.
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1.3
Front panel features
The AP1720-E2 chassis displays a stylish front bezel with lock. The bezel
covers the system components on the front panel and serves as security.
Open the bezel to access the front panel components.
The drive bays, power and reset
buttons, LED indicators, CD-ROM
drive, floppy drive, IEEE 1394 and
front panel audio ports are located on
the front panel. For future installation
of 5.25-inch devices, two drive bays
are available.
CD-ROM drive
Empty 5.25-inch bays
Power button
Reset button
Message LED
HDD access LED
Power LED
Floppy disk drive
IEEE 1394 port
Microphone port
Headphone port
Drive bays
Security lock
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If you wish to access front I/O ports and floppy disk drive without opening
the bezel, hold the tab and move the sliding panel (rightmost panel) to the
left as shown.
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1.4
Rear panel features
The rear panel includes a slot for the motherboard rear I/O ports,
expansion slots, a chassis lock and intrusion switch, a vent for the system
fan, and power supply module.
Single power supply models
Power supply module
Power connector
PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
Serial ports
Parallel port
USB ports
Microphone port
Line Out port
SCSI connectors*
12 cm system fan
Chassis cover lock
IEEE 1394 port
Gigabit LAN port
Line In port
Expansion slots
* On AS8/AS4
configuration only.
Redundant power supply models
Power connectors
300 W power supply
modules**
** The system comes
with two power supply
module. The third
power supply module
for redundant power is
optional.
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1.5
Internal features
The barebone server system includes the basic components as shown.
AI4 (four internal IDE/SATA configuration)
2
1
3
5
4
10
7
9
6
8
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Power supply cage
CD-ROM drive
2 x 5.25-inch drive bays
Hard disk drive cage
Chassis fan
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6. Expansion card locks
7. NCCH-DL motherboard
8. Chassis roller wheels
9. Front I/O board
10. Chassis intrusion switch
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AA4 (four hot-swap SATA configuration)
2
1
3
5
11
12
4
7
10
9
6
8
AS4 (four hot-swap SCSI configuration)
13
11
14
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AS8 (eight hot-swap SCSI configuration)
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11
15
16
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Power supply cage
CD-ROM drive
2 x 5.25-inch drive bays
Hard disk drive cage
Chassis fan
Expansion card locks
NCCH-DL motherboard
Chassis roller wheels
Front I/O board
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10. Chassis intrusion switch
11. HDD fan
12. SATA backplane (hidden)
13. SCSI backplane (hidden)
14. ASUS U160/U320 SCSI card
15. Second SCSI backplane (hidden)
16. Second HDD fan
17. Second hard disk drive cage
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1.6
LED information
The barebone system comes with five LED indicators. Refer to the
following table for the LED status description.
Power LED (blue)
HDD Access LED (green)
!
Message LED (red)
Drive Status LED (green/red)
Drive Activity LED (green)
LED
Icon
Display status Description
System
Power LED
ON
Blinking
System power ON
System is in suspend mode
HDD Access LED
OFF
Blinking
No activity
Read/write data into the HDD
OFF
Blinking
System is normal; no incoming event
ASMS indicates a HW monitor event
Green
Installed HDD is in good condition
Red
HDD failure
Red and Green
blinking alternately*
HDD rebuilding using the RAID card
SAF-TE** function
Blinking
Read/write data into the HDD
Message LED
!
Hard disk drives
Drive Status LED
Drive Activity LED
* For SCSI models only (AS8/AS4)
** SCSI Access Fault-Tolerant Enclosure (on AS8/AS4 models only)
•
The Power, HDD Access, and Message LEDs are visible even if
the system front bezel is closed.
•
For AA4 configuration:
1. The Drive Activity LEDs do not light up
2. The Drive Status LEDs only light up green to indicate that the
installed Serial ATA HDD is in good condition.
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Chapter 2
Hardware setup
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform when
installing or removing system components.
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2.1
Chassis cover
The chassis features a “screwless design” that allows convenient
assembly and disassembly. You can simply push or slide mechanical bolts
and locks to remove the cover.
2.1.1 Removing the side cover
1. Push up the chassis lock on the
rear panel to release the side
cover.
1
2. Slide the side cover for about half
an inch toward the rear until it is
disengaged from the chassis.
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Viewing the internal structure
Without the side cover, the internal structure and installed components of
the barebone server vary depending on the model you purchased. Refer
to section “1.5 Internal features” for the different model configurations.
Perform the procedures in the succeeding sections to install the CPU,
system memory, disk drives, and expansion cards; replace fans and power
supply; and connect the system cables.
You may need to remove some of the installed components to access
the DIMM sockets and internal connectors. Refer to section “2.10
Removable components” for instructions.
2.1.2 Re-installing the side cover
To re-install the side cover:
1. Match and insert the hooks of the
cover to the elongated holes on
the side of the chassis. All the six
hooks (three each on the top and
bottom) of the cover must
properly fit the designated holes.
2. Slide the cover toward the front
until it snaps in place.
3. Push down the chassis lock to
secure the side cover.
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2.2
Motherboard information
The barebone server comes with the ASUS NCCH-DL motherboard
already installed. The motherboard is secured to the chassis by ten (10)
screws as indicated by circles in the illustration below.
Refer to “Chapter 4 Motherboard information” for detailed information
on the motherboard.
®
NCCH-DL
This side towards
the rear of the chassis
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing any
motherboard component or connection. Failure to do so may cause
you physical injury and may damage motherboard components.
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
2.3.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with dual surface mount 604-pin Zero Insertion
Force (ZIF) sockets. The sockets are designed for the Intel® Xeon™
Processor in the 604-pin package.
®
NCCH-DL
Intel Xeon
Gold Arrow
NCCH-DL Socket 604
Before installing the CPU, remove the chassis fan attached to the inner
side of the rear panel to allow enough space for the installation. Refer
to section “2.10 Removable components” for details.
2.3.2 Installing the CPU
Note in the above illustration that the CPU has a gold triangular mark on
one corner. This mark indicates the processor Pin 1 that should match a
specific corner of the CPU socket.
If installing only one CPU, use the socket CPU1.
Socket for CPU1
Socket for CPU2
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Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and
severely damage the CPU!
Follow these steps to install a CPU.
1. Locate the 604-pin ZIF sockets
on the motherboard. Flip up the
socket lever and push it all the
way to the other side.
Make sure that the socket
lever is pushed back all the
way, otherwise the CPU
does not fit in completely.
2. Position the CPU above the
socket as shown.
3. Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket 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)
4. Carefully push down the socket
lever to secure the CPU. The
lever clicks on the side tab to
indicate that it is locked.
5. Apply the thermal interface
material (thermal grease) to the
top of the CPU. This thermal
grease should come with the
CPU package.
6. Repeat steps 1 to 5 if you wish to
install a second CPU.
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2.3.3 Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel® Xeon™ processors require an Intel® certified heatsink and fan
assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
When you buy a boxed Intel® CPU, the package includes the heatsink, fan,
retention brackets, screws, thermal grease, installation manual, and other
items that are necessary for CPU and CPU heatsink and fan installation.
Important notes
•
This system does not support Intel® Xeon™ FSB 533 box fan and
heatsink assembly. When installing Intel® Xeon™ FSB 533 CPU(s),
it is recommended that you use Nocona-compatible fan and
heatsink assembly. Visit the ASUS website for details and a list of
CPU fan and heatsink assembly qualified for use on this system.
•
When installing Intel® Xeon™ FSB 800 boxed CPU(s), it is
recommended that you use the fan and heatsink assembly (ies)
included in the CPU package(s).
•
Refer to the installation manual that came with the CPU package
for details on fan and heatsink assembly installation.
CPU heatsink (top view)
CPU heatsink (bottom view)
Heatsink screw
Before installing the CPU heatsinks:
•
Make sure that you have applied the thermal grease on top of the
CPU before installing the fan and heatsink assembly.
•
Ensure that the jumpers FM_CPU1 and FM_CPU2 are set
correctly depending on the pin definition of your CPU fan cables.
Refer to the motherboard user guide for information.
•
Remove the chassis fan to have more space for the CPU fan and
heatsink assembly installation. Refer to section “2.10 Removable
components” for details.
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To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that
the four screws on the heatsink
align with the screw holes on the
CEK spring.
The CEK springs come pre-installed under the CPU sockets to support
the weight of the CPU heatsinks. It is recommended that you keep the
springs installed to prevent motherboard breakage.
2. Use a Phillips screwdriver to
tighten the four heatsink screws
in a diagonal sequence.
4
2
1
3
3. Connect the fan cable to the 4-pin
connector labeled CPU_FAN1.
CPU1 fan connector
(CPU_FAN1)
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4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to install the
other heatsink if you have
installed a second CPU, then
connect the fan cable to the 4-pin
connector labeled CPU_FAN2.
The heatsinks appear as shown
when installed.
CPU2 fan connector
(CPU_FAN2)
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline
Memory Module (DIMM) sockets.
80 Pins
DIMM_B2
DIMM_B1
DIMM_A2
104 Pins
®
NCCH-DL
DIMM_A1
The following figure illustrates the location of the DDR DIMM sockets.
NCCH-DL 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
2.4.2 Memory configurations
You may install unbuffered ECC or non-ECC 64MB, 128MB, 256MB,
512MB, and 1GB DDR DIMMs into the DIMM sockets using the
recommended memory configurations.
Important notes
1. Installing DDR DIMMs other than the recommended configurations
may cause memory sizing error or system boot failure. Use any of
the recommended configurations in Table 1.
2. In dual-channel configurations, install only identical (the same
type and size) DDR DIMM pairs for each channel.
3. Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor.
4. Make sure that the memory frequency matches the CPU FSB
(Front Side Bus). Refer to Table 2.
5. DIMMs installed into any three sockets will function in singlechannel mode.
6. When all four sockets are populated with 1GB DIMMs (total 4GB),
the system may detect only about 3.6+ GB (less than 4 GB) due to
resource allocation on onboard devices.
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Table 1
Recommended memory configurations
Mode
DIMM_A1
(blue)
Sockets
DIMM_A2 DIMM_B1
(black)
(blue)
DIMM_B2
(black)
Single-channel
(1) Populated
—
—
—
(2)
—
Populated
—
—
(3)
—
—
Populated
—
(4)
—
—
—
Populated
Dual-channel
(1) Populated
—
Populated
—
Populated
—
Populated
(3)* Populated Populated Populated Populated
(2)
—
* For dual-channel configuration (3), you may:
•
install identical DIMMs in all four sockets, or
•
install identical DIMM pair in DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1 (blue
sockets) and identical DIMM pair in DIMM_A2 and DIMM_B2
(black sockets)
Table 2
Memory frequency/CPU FSB synchronization
CPU FSB
DDR DIMM Type
Memory Frequency
800 MHz
PC3200
400 MHz
533 MHz
PC2700
333 MHz
400 MHz
PC2100
266 MHz
Obtain DDR DIMMs only from ASUS qualified vendors for better
system performance. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the
latest QVL.
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2.4.2 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
damage to both the motherboard and the components.
Follow these steps to install a DIMM.
To access the DIMM sockets, you may need to remove the HDD fan.
Refer to section “2.10 Removable components” for instructions.
DDR DIMM notch
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.
Unlocked Retaining Clip
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
2.4.3 Removing a DIMM
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1. While supporting the DIMM with
your fingers, press the retaining
clips outward simultaneously to
release the DIMM from the socket.
2. Remove the DIMM from the
socket.
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2.5
Front panel assembly
2.5.1 Removing the front panel assembly
Before you can install a 5.25-inch drive, you should first remove the
front panel assembly (front bezel and front panel cover). The front
panel assembly is attached to the chassis through four hooked tabs
on the left side and four hinge-like tabs on the right side.
To remove the front panel assembly:
1. Pull the lock lever (blue bar) on the front
edge of the chassis outward to release
the front panel assembly.
Lock lever
2. Pull and swing the left edge of the front
panel outward.
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3. Unhook the hinge-like tabs from the holes on the right side of the front
panel to completely detach the front panel assembly from the chassis.
Do not use too much force when removing the front panel assembly.
Hinge-like tab
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2.5.2 Re-installing the front panel assembly
To re-install the front panel assembly (front bezel and front panel cover):
1. Insert the four hinge-like tabs to the holes on the right edge of the
chassis.
2. Swing the front panel to the left and fit the four (4) hooked tabs to the
left side of the chassis until the tabs snap back in place.
1
Hinge-like tab
2
Hooked tab
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2.6
5.25-inch drives
If you have previously used and powered up the system, and that it
may be connected to an AC power source, make sure to unplug the
power cable before installing or removing any system components.
Failure to do so may cause damage to the motherboard and other
system components!
Three 5.25-inch drive bays are
located on the upper front part of the
chassis. A CD-ROM drive that comes
standard with the system package
occupies the uppermost bay
(labeled 1). The two lower bays
(labeled 2 and 3) are available for
additional 5.25-inch devices.
1
2
3
To install a 5.25-inch drive:
1. Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver
to remove the screws that secure
the metal cover of the bay where
you wish to install the drive.
2. From the side of the drive bay,
slide the drive bay lock by
pushing it to the left to release the
drive lock bar.
Drive lock bar
Drive bay lock
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3. When released, pull up the drive bay lock bar. Underneath the lock bar
are two pegs that match the holes on the drive bay. This mechanism
secures the drive to the bay in place of screws.
Lock pegs
Drive bay holes
4. While holding up the drive lock
bar, carefully insert a 5.25-inch
drive into the bay, until the back of
the drive aligns to the rear edge
of the drive cage.
Due to space constraints inside the chassis, do not insert the drive all
the way at this time. This will allow you enough space to easily connect
the drive cables.
5. Connect the IDE cable to the IDE
connector on the back of the
drive.
6. Connect a 4-pin plug from the
power supply to the power
connector on the back of the
drive.
IDE cable
Power plug
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7. Make sure that the drive and bay
holes align as shown. When in
place, the drive protrudes about
an inch from the front panel.
8. Pull down the bar lock and insert
the lock pegs to the drive/bay
holes, then push the drive lock
to the right to secure the drive.
9. On the front panel assembly, detach the plastic bay cover opposite the
5.25-inch drive that you installed by pressing the two hooked tabs on
each side of the bay cover.
10. Re-install the front panel assembly when done. Refer to section “2.5.2
Re-installing the front panel assembly” for instructions.
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2.7
Hard disk drives
2.7.1 Installing a hot-swap SATA/SCSI
hard disk drive
If you purchased an AS8, AS4, or AA4 configured model, follow these
instructions to install a hot-swap SATA or SCSI hard disk drive (HDD).
1. Open the front bezel to access the hot-swap drive trays.
2. Release a drive tray by pushing
Spring lock Tray lever
the spring lock to the right, then
pulling the tray lever outward. The
drive tray ejects slightly after you
pull out the lever.
3. Firmly hold the tray lever and pull
the drive tray out of the bay.
4. An empty drive tray requires a metal bracket for support. Use a Phillips
(cross) screwdriver to remove the bracket when you are ready to install
a hard disk in the drive tray.
Metal bracket
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5. Place a SATA or an SCA SCSI
hard disk to the drive tray, and
secure it with four screws.
6. Carefully insert drive tray and
push it all the way to the depth of
the bay until just a small fraction
of the tray edge protrudes.
7. 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.
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2.7.2 Installing an internal IDE/SATA HDD
If you purchased an internal IDE/SATA model (AI4), your package comes
with specially designed hard disk drive rails. Depending on which bay you
wish to install your hard disk drive, the orientation of the drive rails vary so
that the screw holes match those on the drive.
For identification purposes, the drive rails are referred to as “Rail 1” and
“Rail 2” as shown below.
Rail 1
Rail handle
Hole 1
Hole 2 Hole 3
Hole 4
Rail 2
Take note of the correct orientation of the drive rails. There is only one
correct way to attach the rails when installing drives on the hard disk
drive cage.
Installing an IDE hard disk drive to the first hard disk drive cage
To install an IDE hard disk drive to the first hard disk drive cage:
1. Remove the front panel assembly. Refer to section 2.5.1 for
instructions.
2. Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver to attach Rail 1 to the side of the
drive as shown. The rail end should be on the side of the drive
connectors.
Rail handle
Drive connectors
Hole 1
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3. Attach Rail 2 to the other side of the drive as shown. The rail end
should be on the side of the drive connectors.
Rail handle
Hole 1
Hole 3
Drive connectors
4. Check the HDD jumper setting.
Refer to the label pasted on the
HDD for the description of
jumper settings. The setting
“Cable Select” is recommended.
5. Carefully insert the drive into a
bay on the front panel.
6. Push the drive all the way to the
depth of the bay until the rail
locks clicks, indicating that the
drive is securely in place.
7. Connect the IDE and power
cables to their corresponding
connectors on the back of the
drive.
8. Follow steps 2 to 6 if you wish to
install other hard disk drives.
9. Re-install the front panel
assembly when done.
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Installing a Serial ATA HDD to the first hard disk drive cage
To install a Serial ATA hard disk drive to the first hard disk drive cage:
1. Follow instructions 1 to 6 of the previous section.
2. Connect the 15-pin SATA power
plug to the power connector at
the back of the drive.
3. Connect the other end of the
SATA power cable to a 4-pin plug
(female) from the power supply
unit.
4. Connect one end of the supplied
7-pin SATA cable to the SATA
connector at the back of the
drive, then connect the other end
to a SATA connector on the
motherboard. Refer to the
motherboard user guide for the
location of the SATA connectors.
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Installing an IDE/SATA HDD to the internal HDD cage
Follow these instructions to install an IDE or Serial ATA hard disk drive to
the optional internal hard disk drive cage (non-swap).
1. Install the internal HDD cage following the instructions on Chapter 3
“Installation options”.
2. Follow steps 1 of 4 of the section “Installing an IDE hard disk drive to
the first hard disk drive cage”.
3. Carefully insert the drive into a
bay on the second drive cage as
shown.
4. Connect the signal and power
cables to their corresponding
connectors on the back of the
drive. Refer to the preceding
sections for details.
5. Follow steps 2 to 4 if you wish to
install additional hard disk drives.
6. Re-install the side cover when
done. Refer to section “2.1.2
Installing the side cover.”
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Installing an HDD dummy cover
The HDD dummy covers come pre-installed on the front panel bezel. In
case you removed the covers, follow these steps to re-install them.
To install an HDD dummy cover:
1. From the inside of the front panel
assembly, insert the flat end of a
dummy cover into the slot as
shown. The end with the hook tab
should be close to the front panel
LEDs.
Flat end
2. Press the dummy cover into the
slot opening until the hook tab
clicks in place.
Hook tab
3. When installed, the dummy cover
appears as shown.
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2.8
Expansion cards
The chassis is designed with a screwless expansion slot frame on the rear
panel. This design feature allows you to install or remove an expansion
card in less steps.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause physical injury, and
damage to the card and motheboard components!
2.8.1 Installing a standard size expansion card
To install a standard size expansion card:
1. Remove the plastic card lock opposite the slot where you wish to install
the expansion card. Release the card lock by pressing the center tabs
and pushing outward. Set the card lock aside for later use.
Card lock tab
2. Carefully install an expansion
card making sure that it is
properly seated on the slot.
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3. When the card is in place, secure
it with the plastic card lock that
you removed earlier.
Card lock tab
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2.8.2 Installing a long expansion card
If you wish to install a long expansion card, such as some types of RAID
cards, you need to remove the lower hot swap drive cage (for AS8 models
or separately purchased second hot-swap HDD cage) and install an
internal (non-hot swap) drive cage with long card guides that keep the
expansion cards firmly seated on the slots.
1. The internal drive cage is optional and separately purchased. See
section “Chapter 3: Installation options” for instructions on installing
the drive cage.
2. The AS4, AA4, and AI4 models support long expansion cards.
To install a long expansion card:
1. Remove the plastic card lock opposite the slot where you wish to install
the expansion card. Release the card lock by pressing the center tabs
and pushing outward. Set the card lock aside for later use.
2. Tilt the long card as shown while
aligning the metal bracket with
the slot opening on the rear
panel.
3. When the card is inside the
chassis, push down the end of
the card until it is level with the
PCI slot.
4. Push the card connector into the
PCI slot until it is securely seated.
5. When the card is in place, secure
it with the plastic card lock that
you removed earlier.
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2.8.3 Removing an expansion card
To remove an expansion card:
1. Remove the plastic card lock that secures the expansion card.
Card lock tab
2. Firmly hold the expansion card
and pull it out of the slot.
3. Place the plastic card lock back
where you removed it.
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2.9
Cable connections
•
The bundled system cables are pre-connected before shipment.
You do not need to disconnect these cables unless you will remove
pre-installed components to install additional devices.
•
Refer to this section when reconnecting cables to ensure correct
cable connections.
2.9.1 Motherboard connections
1
9
8
2
3
10
4
5
11
6
7
Standard cables connected to the motherboard
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
8-pin 12V power
24-pin ATX power
Primary IDE cable
Secondary IDE (optical drive)
Floppy disk drive
Chassis intrusion
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Front panel cable
Front panel audio
Chassis fan cable
SMBus cable to backplane
Front panel IEEE 1394 port
Refer to the motherboard user guide for detailed information on the
connectors.
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2.9.2 SATA backplane connections
(in AA4 models only)
A SATA backplane comes pre-installed in the AP1720-E2 AA4 model. The
SATA backplane has four 15-pin SATA connectors to support Serial ATA
hard disk drives. The backplane design incorporates a hot swap feature to
allow easy connection or removal of SATA hard disks. The LED on the
backplane connect to the front panel LED to indicate HDD status. See
section “1.6 LED information” for details.
Front side
The front side of the SATA backplane faces the front panel when installed.
This side includes four SATA connectors for the hot swap drive trays.
CON1
CON3
Drive status LEDs
CON5
CON7
Each SATA connector is labeled
(CON1, CON3, CON5, CON7) so
you can easily determine their
counterpart connectors at the back
side of the backplane. Refer to the
table below for reference.
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HDD
Device
Front side
connector
Back side
connector
HDD 1
CON1
CON2
HDD 2
CON3
CON4
HDD 3
CON5
CON6
HDD 4
CON7
CON8
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Back side
The back side of SATA backplane faces the rear panel when installed. This
side includes the power connectors, SATA interfaces for the SATA RAID
card, and SMBus connectors.
(connects the SMB cable from the motherboard)
CON8
CON6
Power SMBus connector (lower 6-1 pins)
(connects the SMB cable from the power supply, when available)
CON2
(connect power plugs
from the power supply)
CON4
Power connectors
Fan connector (for HDD fan)
SMBus connector (upper 6-1 pins)
The back side SATA connectors are
attached to the motherboard SATA
connectors via the supplied SATA
cables. Refer to the illustration on
the right for the location of the SATA
connectors. Refer to the table below
for the default SATA cable
connections.
Backplane Connected to
ID
(on motherboard)
Controlled
by
CON2
SATA_RAID1 Promise® 20319
CON4
SATA_RAID2 Promise® 20319
CON6
SATA_RAID3 Promise® 20319
CON8
SATA_RAID4 Promise® 20319 SATA RAID
controller
SATA_RAID4
SATA_RAID3
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SATA backplane jumper settings and HDD ID assignments
The 6-pin jumper J1 allows you to define your desired SATA configuration.
The picture below shows the location of jumper J1 with pins 1-3 and 2-4
shorted.
Refer to the table for the jumper
settings and the appropriate ID# for
each SATA HDD bay.
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(1-3 shorted, 2-4 shorted)
Device
SATA BP ID
Drive Bay 1
CON2
Drive Bay 2
CON4
Drive Bay 3
CON6
Drive Bay 4
CON8
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2.9.3 SCSI backplane connections
(in AS8 and AS4 models only)
Two SCSI backplanes come pre-installed in the AP1720-E2 AS8 model.
One SCSI backplane comes pre-installed in the AS4 model. The SCSI
backplane has four 68-pin SCSI connectors to support SCA SCSI hard
disks. The backplane design incorporates a hot swap feature to allow easy
connection or removal of SCSI hard disks. The LEDs on the backplane
connect to the front panel LEDs to indicate HDD access, HDD failure,
thermal failure, or fan failure. See section “1.6 LED information.”
Front side
The front side of the SCSI backplane faces the front panel when installed.
This side includes four SCSI connectors for the hot swap drive trays.
Disk drive 1
SCSI ID = 0
Disk drive 2
SCSI ID = 1
HDD status LEDs
(Green/Red blinking
alternately when HDD is
rebuilding)
HDD activity LEDs
Disk drive 3
SCSI ID = 2
Disk drive 4
SCSI ID = 3
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Back side
First SCSI backplane
The back side of SCSI backplane
faces the rear panel when installed.
This side includes the power
connectors, SCSI interfaces for the
SCSI/RAID card and terminator, and
SMBus connectors.
Cascade connection
The picture shows a two-backplane
configuration in a cascade
connection.
SCSI terminator
Second SCSI backplane
One-backplane configuration
In a one-backplane configuration:
•
•
the upper SCSI interface of the backplane connects to the SCSI/RAID card
a SCSI multi-mode terminator (LVD/SE) is connected to the lower
SCSI interface of the backplane
Power connectors
(connect power plugs
from the power supply)
Fan connector (for HDD fan)
SMBus connector (upper 6-1 pins)
(connects the SMB cable from the
motherboard)
SMBus connector (lower 6-1 pins)
(connects the SMB cable to the second backplane)
68-pin SCSI connector
(connects the SCSI cable from the SCSI/RAID card)
68-pin SCSI connector
(with SCSI multi-mode terminator)
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Two-backplane configuration
In a two-backplane configuration:
• the upper SCSI interface of the first backplane connects to the SCSI card
• the lower SCSI interface connects to the upper SCSI interface of the
second backplane
• a SCSI multi-mode terminator (LVD/SE) is placed on the lower SCSI
interface of the second backplane
First backplane
Power connectors
(connect power plugs
from the power supply)
Fan connector (for HDD fan)
SMBus connector (upper 6-1 pins)
(connects the SMB cable from the
motherboard)
SMBus connector (lower 6-1 pins)
(connects the SMB cable to the second
backplane)
68-pin SCSI connector
(connects the SCSI cable from the SCSI card)
68-pin SCSI connector
(connects the SCSI cable to the
second backplane)
Second backplane
SMBus connector (upper 6-1 pins)
(connects the SMB cable from the first backplane)
Power SMBus connector (lower 6-1 pins)
(connects the SMB cable from the power supply,
if available)
68-pin SCSI connector
(connects the SCSI cable from the SCSI card)
68-pin SCSI connector
(with SCSI multi-mode terminator)
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SCSI backplane jumper settings and HDD ID assignments
The 6-pin jumper J1 on each of the SCSI backplanes allows you to define
your desired SCSI configuration.
The picture below shows the location of jumper J1 with pins 1-3 and 2-4
shorted.
Refer to the following tables for the jumper settings and the appropriate
ID# for each SCSI HDD bay.
Cascade configuration
First backplane (BPB1)
J1 setting (1-3 shorted, 2-4 shorted)
Device
SCSI ID#
Drive Bay 1
ID0
Drive Bay 2
ID1
Drive Bay 3
ID2
Drive Bay 4
ID3
GEM SAF-TE
ID15
Second backplane (BPB2)
J1 setting (3-5 shorted, 4-6 shorted)
Device
SCSI ID#
Drive Bay 5
ID4
Drive Bay 6
ID5
Drive Bay 7
ID6
Drive Bay 8
ID8
GEM 318 SAF-TE
ID11
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Non-Cascade configuration
First backplane (BPB1)
J1 setting (1-3 shorted, 2-4 shorted)
Device
SCSI ID#
Drive Bay 1
ID0
Drive Bay 2
ID1
Drive Bay 3
ID2
Drive Bay 4
ID3
GEM 318 SAF-TE
ID15 (SCSI channel-0)
Second backplane (BPB2)
J1 setting (1-3 shorted, 2-4 shorted)
Device
SCSI ID#
Drive Bay 5
ID0
Drive Bay 6
ID1
Drive Bay 7
ID2
Drive Bay 8
ID3
GEM 318 SAF-TE
ID15 (SCSI channel-1)
In a non-cascade configuration, you must install a SCSI multi-mode
terminator on both backplanes.
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2.10 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.
2.
3.
4.
Chassis fan
HDD fans
SATA/SCSI backplanes
Floppy disk drive module
5. Front I/O board
6. Chassis footpads and roller wheels
7. Power supply modules
2.10.1 Chassis fan
To remove the chassis fan:
1. Disconnect the 3-pin fan cable
from the connector
SYSTEM_FAN on the
motherboard.
2. Press the tabs on the outer
corners of the system fan, then
pull the fan out of the chassis.
3. Lift the chassis fan case lock
hooks, then push the fan from
the center of the case until it is
detached.
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4. Pull the fan out from the fan case,
then set aside.
To re-install the chassis fan:
1. Insert the new fan to the chassis
fan cage.
2. Firmly hold the chassis fan on
the side with the tabs and
position it into its slot, making
sure that the four hooks
underneath the fan match the
corresponding holes on the rear
panel.
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3. Push the fan into the chassis
until the four hooks lock securely
into the holes on the rear panel.
4. Re-connect the 3-pin fan cable
from the connector
SYSTEM_FAN on the
motherboard.
2.10.2 HDD fan
To remove the HDD fan:
1. Loosen the thumb screw that
secures the HDD fan cage to the
chassis.
2. Hold the outer side of the fan
cage, then pull sideways to
release it from the chassis.
3. Disconnect the 3-pin fan cable
from the fan connector on the
backplane before completely
detaching the fan cage from the
chassis.
Due to space constraints inside the chassis, some cables may interfere
with the removal of the fan cage. To easily remove the fan cage, try to
slightly push it inward (toward the motherboard) before pulling it out of
the chassis.
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4. Locate four hooks inside the
HDD fan case.
5. Press the fan case hooks outwards
until the fan detaches from the
case.
6. Slightly press the center of the
fan vent to flush the fan out from
the case. Set the HDD fan aside.
To re-install the HDD fan:
1. Insert a new HDD fan to the fan
case until it clicks in place..
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2. Re-connect the 3-pin fan cable to
the fan connector on the backplane.
Fan connector on
backplane (FAN1)
3. Hold the outer side of the HDD fan cage and hook the two side tabs to
the inner edge of the drive cage. Make sure that the system cables are
not caught up when you place the HDD fan.
Outer side of fan cage
Side tabs
Inner edge of drive cage
4. Push the outer edge of the fan
cage sideways to fit it to the drive
cage. You hear a click when the
fan cage correctly fits in place.
5. Secure the fan cage with the
thumb screw.
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2.10.3 SATA/SCSI backplane
To remove the SATA/SCSI backplane:
1. Remove the HDD fan cage. Refer to section “2.10.2 HDD fans” for
instructions.
2. Disconnect all cables from the
SATA/SCSI backplane.
When disconnecting a cable,
hold and firmly pull the cable
plug. DO NOT pull the cable
itself. Doing so may damage
the cable!
3. From the inner edge, push the
backplane outward so that the
outer edge protrudes slightly
from the slot.
4. From the outer edge, firmly hold
the backplane and carefully slide
it out.
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To re-install a SATA/SCSI backplane:
1. Position the backplane into its
slot with the component side
facing the rear panel, and the
power connectors on top.
2. Align the backplane with the raillike dents on the slot to ensure
that it fits securely.
Rail-like dents
3. Slide the backplane into the slot
until it fits. If correctly installed,
the outer edge of the backplane
aligns with the corner of the drive
cage.
4. Connect the appropriate cables
to the backplane. Refer to
sections “2.9.2 SATA backplane
connections” and “2.9.3 SCSI
backplane connections” for
details.
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2.10.4 Floppy disk drive
You need to remove the front panel assembly before you can remove
the floppy disk drive. Refer to section “2.5.1 Removing the front panel
assembly” for instructions.
To remove the floppy disk drive:
1. Remove the screw that secures
the drive to the chassis.
2. Carefully pull out the drive from
the chassis until you see the
cables connected to the drive.
3. Disconnect the floppy disk cable
and power cable from the drive to
completely release the drive.
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To install a floppy disk drive:
1. Position the floppy drive vertically
with the eject button on the left
side (close to the HDDs).
2. Connect the drive signal cable
and power cable.
Floppy drive
power cable
Red stripe to match
Pin 1 on the connector
Floppy drive
signal cable
3. Carefully push the drive into the
bay until the drive cage fits the
front edge of the bay.
4. Secure the drive cage with a
screw.
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2.10.5 Front I/O board
You need to remove the front panel assembly before you can remove
the front I/O board. Refer to section “2.5.1 Removing the front panel
assembly” for instructions.
To remove the front I/O board:
1. Remove the screw that secures
the front I/O board bracket to the
front panel.
2. Carefully pull out the bracket until
you see the cables connected to
the I/O board.
3. Disconnect all the cables from
the I/O board.
4. Remove the screw that secures
the I/O board to the bracket.
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To install the front I/O board:
1. Place the I/O board in the
bracket, component side up.
Secure the front I/O board to the
bracket with a screw.
2. Position the I/O board into the
bay with the component side to
the left (close to the HDDs).
Connect the I/O cables to the
connectors on the back of the I/O
board.
IEEE 1394
Front panel
cable plug audio cable plug
3. Insert the I/O board into the bay
until the bracket fits the front
edge of the bay.
4. Secure the I/O board bracket
with a screw.
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2.10.6 Chassis footpads and roller wheels
The barebone server system is shipped with four footpads attached to the
bottom of the chassis for stability. You need to remove these footpads if:
•
•
if you want to replace the footpads with the bundled roller wheels
you wish to install the system to a rack
(Refer to “Chapter 3 Installation options” of this user guide, and to the
“Rackmount Kit” user guide for instructions)
To remove the footpads:
1. Lay the system chassis on its
side.
2. Use a flat screwdriver to flip out
the top layer of a footpad.
3. Remove the footpad by rotating it
counterclockwise.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to remove the other three footpads.
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For convenient transport, install the roller wheels the came with the system
package. Each wheel has a brake lock to stabilize the chassis in place.
To install the chassis wheels:
1. Lay the chassis in its side.
2. Locate the designated screw
holes for each of the four wheel
sets. Take note of the numbers
alongside each hole when placing
screws.
3
1
2
4
3. Secure each wheel to the bottom
of the chassis using four screws.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install the
other three wheels.
Remove the chassis roller wheels if you wish to mount the system to a
rack.
To remove the chassis wheels:
1. Lay the system chassis on its side.
2. Use a Phillips screwdriver to
remove the screws that secure
the wheels to the bottom of the
chassis.
3. Repeat step 2 to remove the
other three roller wheels.
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2.10.7 Power suppy modules
The barebone server system power supply modules come in three
configurations:
600 W single
power supply
(110 V / 220 V autoswitch)
2 x 300 W dual
power supply
(110 V / 220 V autoswitch)
3 x 300 W redundant
power supply
(110 V / 220 V autoswitch)
Refer to this section when removing or installing power supply modules to
the barebone system.
You MUST disconnect all power cable plugs from the motherboard and
other installed devices before removing the 600 W single power supply.
The picture below shows the motherboard and device connectors where
the power plugs are connected. Refer to the Appendix at the end of this
document for the power supply specifications.
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5
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24-pin ATX (motherboard power connector)
8-pin +12V (motherboard power connector)
2 x 4-pin plugs (SCSI/SATA backplane; hidden)
4-pin plug (optical drive)
4-pin plug (floppy disk drive; hidden)
2 x 4-pin plugs (second SCSI backplane, if available; hidden)
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Make sure to unplug ALL power cables from the system devices
before removing the power supply module.
To remove the 600 W single power supply module:
1. Loosen the thumbscrew that
secures the power supply metal
plate. Do not remove the thumb
screw from the metal plate.
Thumbscrew
2. Hold the metal plate bar and push
it downward to release the plate
from the chassis. Remove the
metal plate completely.
Metal plate bar
3. Use one hand to push the power
supply module from inside the
power supply cage, then
carefully pull out the module
from the chassis.
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To install a 600 W single power supply module:
1. Firmly hold the power supply
module and insert it into the
power supply cage.
2. Push the power supply all the
way in until its outer end aligns
with the rear panel.
Be careful with the power supply cables when inserting the power
supply module into the cage. Due to space constraints, the cables may
get entangled with the installed components or other cables, causing
the cables to break!
3. Place the metal plate flat on the
outer end of the power supply
module, flushed to the top of the
chassis, while matching the four
hooks with their corresponding
holes on the rear panel.
Hook matched to a hole
4. Hold the metal plate bar and
push it upward to lock the hooks
to their holes. At the same time,
you may also push the top of the
metal plate to fit it completely.
5. Secure the metal plate with the
thumb screw.
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To remove a 600 W dual or redundant power supply:
1. Loosen four screws on the metal
brackets that secure the power
supply to the chassis.
2. Use one hand to push the power
supply module from inside the
power supply cage, then carefully
pull out the power supply module
from the chassis.
3. Set the power supply aside.
To install a 600 W dual or redundant power supply:
1. Insert the power supply cables
and plugs to the power supply
cage.
Be careful with the power supply cables when inserting the power
supply module into the cage. Due to space constraints, the cables may
get entangled with the installed components or other cables, causing
the cables to break!
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2. Use a power supply module
handle to push the power supply
until it fits in place.
3. Secure the power supply to the
chassis with two screws on the
metal brackets on each side.
The standard server system comes with two power supply modules
with no redundant power function. To achieve redundant power supply
function, you must install an optional third power supply module.
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This chapter describes how to
install optional components into the
barebone server.
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The items required for the optional configurations described in this
chapter are not included in the standard barebone system package.
These items are purchased separately.
3.1
Installing a second SCSI drive cage
Perform this installation if you wish to upgrade your 4-SCSI configuration
system (AS4 model) to an 8-SCSI configuration (AS8).
AS4
AS8
Clear the space under the first SCSI drive cage. Make sure that you
disconnect all pre-connected cables so they do not get in the way
when you install the second drive cage.
To install a second SCSI drive cage:
1. Position the drive cage in the
same orientation as the first drive
cage. Note that the lock tab on
top of the cage faces the rear
panel.
Cage lock tab
2. Carefully slide the drive cage
toward the front panel until it fits
in place.
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3. Make sure that the cage lock tab
snaps to the bottom of the first
drive cage. When properly
installed, the cage should align
with the first drive cage.
Cage lock tab snapped securely
to the bottom of first drive cage
4. From the front side, secure the
right side of the cage with two
screws.
Front screw holes
5. Position the support bracket for
the drive trays to the left side of
the cage with the three protruding
tabs matching the elongated
holes on the chassis.
Protruding tabs
Screw holes
Elongated holes for bracket
SCSI drive tray support bracket
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6. Insert the tabs into the holes. You
may need to swing the bracket a
bit from left to right and back to
fully insert the tabs.
7. When the tabs are fully inserted
in the holes, swing the bracket to
the right until one side is flat to
the chassis.
8. Secure the bracket with two
screws in the holes indicated.
Securing the bracket with the two screws also secures the left side of
the SCSI drive cage.
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3.2
Installing an IDE drive cage
Perform this installation if you wish to upgrade your 4-SCSI configuration
system (AS4 model) to a combination 4-SCSI/4-IDE configuration.
4-SCSI configuration
4-SCSI/4-IDE configuration
Clear the space under the first SCSI drive cage. Make sure that you
disconnect all pre-connected cables so they do not get in the way
when you install the second drive cage.
To install an IDE drive cage:
1. Position the drive cage into the
bay with the screw hole tab on
top and facing out.
Screw hole
2. Carefully slide the drive cage
toward the front panel until it fits
in place.
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3. Make sure that the drive cage is
fits snugly to the bay as shown.
The drive cage is properly
installed when it is parallel to the
front panel, and the screw hole
matches the hole of the first drive
cage.
Screw hole
4. Secure the drive cage with a
screw.
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3.3
Upgrading to a dual or redundant
power supply
Perform this installation if you wish to upgrade your barebone server
system from 600 W single power supply to 600 W dual or redundant power
supply.
1. Remove the single power supply following the instructions in the
section “2.10 Removable components”.
2. Lay the system on its side on a
flat surface, then remove the
metal stopper screw under the
power supply cage.
Keep the screw for later use.
3. Locate and remove the metal
stopper from inside the power
supply cage.
Keep the metal stopper for later
use.
4. Insert the power supply cables
and plugs to the power supply
cage.
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5. Push the power supply halfway
to the power supply cage, then
attached the a metal bracket on
each side of the power supply
with two screws.
6. Push the power supply to the
power supply cage until the metal
brackets and the chassis screw
holes align.
7. Secure the power supply to the
chassis with two screws on each
metal bracket.
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3.4
Installing a power supply module
Perform this installation if you wish to upgrade your barebone server
system from 600 W dual to 600 W redundant power supply.
1. Press down the rubber lever of
the dummy module to unlock.
2. Use the module handle to pull
the dummy module out from the
power supply case.
3. Insert the power supply module
to the empty bay with the power
connector on top.
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4. Push the power supply module
inside the bay until it is aligned
with the other power supply
modules.
The pictures shows the power
supply module when installed.
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3.5
Preparing the system for rack mounting
3.5.1 Remove the footpads or roller wheels
Refer to section “2.10.7 Chassis roller wheels and footpads” for
instructions on removing the footpads or roller wheels.
3.5.2 Remove the top cover
To remove the top cover:
1. Remove the side cover. Refer to section “2.1.1 Removing the side
cover” for instructions.
2. Remove the front panel assembly. Refer to section “2.5.1 Removing
the front panel assembly” for instructions.
3. Locate the lock tab underneath the top cover and press it outward to
release the cover.
4. Slide the top cover toward the front panel, then lift it up from the
chassis.
Lock tab of top cover (bottom view)
3.5.3 Attach the rack rails
Refer to the Rackmount Rail Kit installation guide for instructions on how
to attach the rails and on the barebone server system and the
corresponding rails on the industrial rack.
The AK25 Rackmount Rail Kit is an optional item and is purchased
separately.
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This chapter includes the
motherboard layout and brief
descriptions of the jumpers and
internal connectors.
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4.1
Motherboard layout
25cm (9.8in)
ATX12V1
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
mPGA 604
CPU_FAN2
FM_CPU2
USBPW12
USBPW34
Top:Line In
Center:Line Out
Below:Mic In
Intel
82875P
Canterwood
30.5cm (12in)
USB2.0
Top:
T: USB1 RJ-45
B: USB2
mPGA 604
Bottom:
T:USB4 Top:
B:USB3 1394
CPU2
NCCH-DL
FP_AUDIO1
AUX1
CD1
J1
®
COM2
DDR DIMM4 (72 bit, 184-pin module)
CPU1
DDR DIMM3 (72 bit, 184-pin module)
FM_CPU1
DDR DIMM2 (72 bit, 184-pin module)
PARALLEL PORT
CPU_FAN1
REAR_FAN1
DDR DIMM1 (72 bit, 184-pin module)
KBPWR1
COM1
ATXPWR1
Intel
82547GI
Gigabit
Ethernet
MODEM1
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP8X1)
CLRTC1
WARN1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
Intel
PCIX1 (64-bit, 66MHz 3V)
AD1980
Hance Rapids
(South Bridge)
REAR_FAN2
PCIX2 (64-bit, 66MHz 3V)
SATA1
PRI_IDE1
PCI1 (32-bit, 33MHz 5V)
4Mbit
Flash
BIOS
Super
I/O
SPDIF_OUT1
TI
TSB43AB22A
PCI2 (32-bit, 33MHz 5V)
Promise
PDC20319
1394_EN1
SB_PWR1
SATA_RAID3
WARN_CPU1
CHASSIS1
FRNT_FAN2
FLOPPY1
RAID_EN1
4-2
SATA2
SEC_IDE1
SATA_RAID4
BPSMB1
GAME1
IDE_LED1
IEEE1394_1
SATA_RAID1 SATA_RAID2
PANEL1
FRNT_FAN1
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Layout contents
Jumpers
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
RAID controller setting (3-pin RAID_EN1)
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34)
CPU external frequency selection (3-pin J1)
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC1)
IEEE 1394 setting (3-pin 1394_EN)
CPU fan pin selection (3-pin FM_CPU1, FM_CPU2)
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Internal connectors
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE [blue], SEC_IDE [white])
GAME/MIDI connector (16-1 pin GAME1)
IEEE 1394 connector (10-1 pin IE1394_1)
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS1)
Serial ATA RAID connectors (7-pin SATA_RAID1/2)
Backplane SMBus connector (6-1 pin BPSMB1)
Power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 8-pin ATX12V1)
Hard disk activity LED connector (2-pin IDELED1)
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO1)
Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD1, AUX1, MODEM1)
CPU and system fan connectors
(3-pin CPU_FAN1/2, REAR_FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2)
14. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL)
- System Power LED (3-pin PLED)
- Message LED (2-pin MLED)
- System warning speaker (4-pin SPKR)
- Hard disk activity (2-pin HD_LED)
- Power switch / Soft-off switch (2-pin PWR_SW)
- Reset switch (2-pin RESET)
- System Management Interrupt (2-pin SMI)
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Jumpers
1. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
This jumper allows you to enable (pins 2-3) or disable (pins 1-2) the
keyboard wake-up feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) if you
wish to wake up the computer when you press a key on the keyboard.
This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A
on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS. Refer to
Chapter 5 for information.
KBPWR1
2 3
+5V
(Default)
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NCCH-DL
1 2
+5VSB
NCCH-DL Keyboard power setting
2. RAID controller setting (3-pin RAID_EN1)
®
NCCH-DL
This jumper allows you enable or disable the Promise® PDC20319
RAID controller.
RAID_EN1
1 2
Enable
(Default)
2 3
Disable
NCCH-DL RAID controller setting
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3. 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).
USBPW12
3
2
+5VSB
®
NCCH-DL
2
1
+5V
(Default)
USBPW34
2
1
+5V
(Default)
3
2
+5VSB
NCCH-DL USB device wake up
1. 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.
2. The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
4. CPU external frequency selection (6-pin J1)
This jumper allows you to select the CPU external frequency (or bus clock).
To ensure system stability, it is recommened that you keep the default
setting.
J1
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NCCH-DL
2 4 6
1 3 5
Auto-detect
CPU FSB
(Default)
2 4 6
2 4 6
1 3 5
100 MHz
1 3 5
133 MHz
2 4 6
2 4 6
1 3 5
166 MHz
1 3 5
200 MHz
NCCH-DL CPU external frequency selection
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5. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC1)
®
NCCH-DL
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. The RAM data in CMOS, that include system setup information
such as system date, time, and system setup parameters, and
passwords, is powered by the onboard button cell battery.
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.
CLRTC1
1 2
NCCH-DL Clear RTC RAM
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear CMOS
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot
failure!
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6. CPU fan pin selection (3-pin FM_CPU1, FM_CPU2)
These jumpers allow you to connect either a 3-pin or a 4-pin fan cable
plug to the CPU fan connectors (CPU_FAN1, CPU_FAN2). Set these
jumpers to pins 1-2 if you are using a 3-pin fan cable plug, or to pins
2-3 if you are using a 4-pin plug.
FM_CPU1
1
2
3
1
2
3
4-pin Fan
(Force to 12V)
FM_CPU2
®
NCCH-DL
3-pin Fan
(DC Mode)
1
2
3
1
2
3
3-pin Fan
(DC Mode)
4-pin Fan
(Force to 12V)
NCCH-DL USB CPU fan pin selection
7. IEEE 1394 setting (3-pin 1394_EN)
1394_EN
®
NCCH-DL
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard IEEE 1394
controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the 1394 feature.
1 2
Enable
(Default)
2 3
Disable
NCCH-DL 1394 Function setting
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Connectors
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
FLOPPY 1
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NCCH-DL
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After
connecting one end to the motherboard, connect the other end to the
floppy drive.
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
NCCH-DL Floppy disk drive connector
2. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These next generation connectors support the thin Serial ATA cables
for Serial ATA hard disks. The current Serial ATA interface allows up to
150 MB/s data transfer rate, faster than the standard parallel ATA with
133 MB/s (Ultra ATA/133).
If you installed Serial ATA hard disks, you may create a RAID 0/RAID 1
configuration using the RAID feature of the Intel® 6300ESB ICH. Refer
to page 5-26 to 5-27 for the SATA configuration.
SATA2
®
NCCH-DL
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
SATA1
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
NCCH-DL SATA connectors
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3. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE [blue], SEC_IDE [white])
This connector supports the provided UltraDMA/100/66 IDE hard disk
ribbon cable. Connect the cable’s blue connector to the primary
(recommended) or secondary IDE connector, then connect the gray
connector to the UltraDMA/100/66 slave device (hard disk drive) and
the black connector to the UltraDMA/100/66 master device.
•
Refer to the hard disk drive label or documentation when setting
the device as master or slave.
•
Pin 20 on each IDE connector is removed to match the covered
hole on the UltraDMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect
orientation when you connect the cables.
®
NCCH-DL
PRI_IDE
PIN 1
SEC_IDE
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to pin 1.
NCCH-DL IDE connectors
4. GAME/MIDI connector (16-1 pin GAME1)
+5V
J1B2
J1CY
GND
GND
J1CX
J1B1
+5V
®
NCCH-DL
This connector supports a GAME/MIDI module. Connect the
GAME/MIDI cable to this connector. The GAME/MIDI port on the
module connects a joystick or a game pad for playing games, and MIDI
devices for playing or editing audio files.
NCCH-DL Game connector
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MIDI_IN
J2B2
J2CY
MIDI_OUT
J2CX
J2B1
+5V
GAME1
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5. IEEE 1394 connector (10-1 pin IE1394_1)
TPA0GND
TPB0+12V
GND
®
NCCH-DL
This connector is for a 1394 module. Attach the 10-1 pin 1394 cable
plug from the module to this connector. You may also connect a
1394-compliant internal hard disk to this connector.
1
NCCH-DL IEEE-1394 connector
TPA0+
GND
TPB0+
+12V
IE1394_1
6. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS1)
This lead is for a chassis designed with intrusion detection feature.
This requires an external detection mechanism such as a chassis
intrusion sensor or microswitch. When you remove any chassis
component, the sensor triggers and sends a high-level signal to this
lead to record a chassis intrusion event.
By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted
with a jumper cap. If you wish to use the chassis intrusion detection
feature, remove the jumper cap from the pins.
Chassis Signal
GND
+5VSB_MB
®
NCCH-DL
CHASSIS1
(Default)
NCCH-DL Chassis intrusion connector
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7. Serial ATA RAID connectors (7-pin SATA_RAID1, SATA_RAID2)
These Serial ATA connectors support SATA hard disks that you may
configure as a RAID set. Through the onboard Promise® PDC20319
RAID controller, you may create a RAID0, RAID1, or RAID0+1
configuration. Configure the onboard device and SATA items in BIOS
to use the RAID feature. Refer to page 5-26 and 5-27 for information.
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
SATA_RAID3 SATA_RAID4
®
NCCH-DL
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
SATA_RAID1 SATA_RAID2
NCCH-DL SATA RAID connectors
8. Backplane SMBus connector (6-1 pin BPSMB1)
BPSMB1
®
NCCH-DL
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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GND
I2C_4_DATA#
+5VSB
NCCH-DL SMBus connector
FAN_PWM
I2C_4_CLK#
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9. Power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 8-pin ATX12V1)
These connectors connect to an SSI-type 12V power supply. The plugs
from the power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one
orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the
connectors completely fit.
1. Do not forget to connect the 8-pin +12V power plug. Otherwise, the
system does not boot up.
2. When using Intel® Xeon™ 800 MHz processor, make sure that your
power supply can provide a total of 27A, minimum of three +12V
output leads and at least 1A on the +5V standby lead (+5VSB).
3. The minimum recommended wattage is 600W. The system may
become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
GND
GND
GND
GND
12V1
12V1
12V2
12V2
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-12V
+3V
+5V
+5V
-5V
8-pin power connector
+12V3
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5V
Ground
+5V
Ground
+3V
+3V
+3V
+12V3
®
NCCH-DL
Ground
+5V
24-pin power connector
NCCH-DL ATX power connectors
For power supply
with 20-pin
power connector
10. Hard disk activity LED connector (2-pin IDELED1)
®
NCCH-DL
This connector supplies power to the hard disk activity LED. The read
or write activities of any device connected to the primary or secondary
IDE connector cause this LED to light up.
IDE_LED
TIP: If the case-mounted LED does not
light up, try reversing the 2-pin plug.
NCCH-DL IDE activity LED
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11. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO1)
FP_AUDIO1
®
NCCH-DL
This is an interface for the Intel front panel audio cable that allow
convenient connection and control of audio devices.
By default, the pins labeled LINE OUT_R/BLINE_OUT_R and the pins
LINE OUT_L/BLINE_OUT_L are shorted with jumper caps. Remove
the caps only when you are connecting the front panel audio cable.
BLINE_OUT_L
BLINE_OUT_R
+5VA
AGND
Line out_L
NC
Line out_R
MICPWR
MIC2
NCCH-DL Front panel audio connector
12. Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD1, AUX1, MODEM1)
Modem-Out
Ground
Ground
Modem-In
®
NCCH-DL
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound
sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card. The MODEM
connector allows the onboard audio to interface with a voice modem
card with a similar connector. It also allows the sharing of mono_in
(such as a phone) and a mono_out (such as a speaker) between the
audio and a voice modem card.
MODEM1
AUX1 (White)
CD1 (Black)
NCCH-DL Internal audio connectors
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13. CPU and system fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN1/2,
3-pin REAR_FAN1/2, 3-pin FRNT_FAN1/2)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W
max.) or a total of 2.1A~4.44A (53.28W 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.
The CPU fan connectors support either a 3-pin or a 4-pin fan cable
plug. Both connectors are slotted to ensure connection in correct
orientation.
REAR_FAN1
CPU_FAN1
CPU_FAN2
CPU_FAN1
REAR_FAN1
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
Rotation
+12V
GND
NCCH-DL Fan connectors
Rotation
+12V
GND
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
Rotation
+12V
GND
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
PWM Control
FAN Speed
FAN Power
GND
REAR_FAN2
REAR_FAN2
Rotation
+12V
GND
®
NCCH-DL
CPU_FAN2
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Lack of
sufficient air flow within the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on
the fan connectors!
14. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
This connector accommodates several system front panel functions.
KEYLOCK
+5V
HD_LED+
HD_LEDSpeaker
SPKR
MLED
NCCH-DL System panel connector
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SMI
Reset
Ground
LAN_ACT
+5VSB
MLED
ExtSMI#
Ground
PWR
Ground
®
NCCH-DL
PLED+
LAN_LINK
PLEDKeylock
Ground
PLED
RESET
PWR_SW
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•
•
•
•
•
System Power LED (3-pin PLED)
This lead connects to the system power LED. The LED lights up when you
turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
Message LED (2-pin MLED)
This lead connects to the message LED cable on the front panel and
indicates the booting status. The LED blinks when the system is in the
boot process until the operating system is loaded.
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This lead connects to the case-mounted speaker and allows you to
hear system beeps and warnings.
Hard disk activity (2-pin HD_LED)
This lead connects the HDD LED cable. The read or write activities of
the device connected to the any of IDE connectors cause the IDE LED
to light up.
Power switch / Soft-off switch (2-pin PWR_SW)
This lead connects a switch that controls the system power. Pressing
the power switch turns the system between ON and SLEEP, or ON and
SOFT OFF, depending on the BIOS or OS settings. Pressing the power
switch while in the ON mode for more than 4 seconds turns the system
OFF.
Reset switch (2-pin RESET)
This lead connects to the chassis-mounted reset switch for rebooting
the system without turning off the system power.
System Management Interrupt (2-pin SMI)
This lead connects to the chassis-mounted suspend switch. This
feature allows you to manually put the system into suspend mode, or
“green” mode, where system activity is instantly decreased to save
power and to expand the life of certain system components.
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Chapter 5
BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the
BIOS Setup menus. Detailed
descriptions of the BIOS
parameters are also provided.
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5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
•
The original BIOS file for this motherboard is in the support CD.
•
Copy the original BIOS to a bootable floppy disk in case you
need to restore the BIOS in the future.
5.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk
1. Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive. At the DOS prompt, type:
format a: /s , then press the <Enter> key
Windows® XP environment
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
Insert a new 1.44 MB floppy disk in the floppy disk drive.
From the Windows desktop, click Start > My Computer.
In the My Computer window, click the 3 1/2 Floppy icon.
From the Menu bar, click File > Format.
Select “Create an MS-DOS Startup Disk” in the Format Options
field, then click Start.
2. Copy the original (or the latest) motherboard BIOS to the bootable
floppy disk.
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5.1.2
AwardBIOS Flash Utility
Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS using this utility.
1. Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS web site. Rename the file
to *.BIN and save it to a floppy disk.
Save only the updated BIOS file in the floppy disk to avoid loading the
wrong BIOS file.
2. Copy the AwardBIOS Flash Utility (awdflash.exe) from the Software
folder of the support CD to the floppy disk with the latest BIOS file.
3. Boot the system in DOS mode using the bootable floppy disk you
created earlier.
4. When the A:> appears, replace the bootable floppy disk with the floppy
disk containing the new BIOS file and the Award BIOS Flash Utility.
5. At the prompt, type awdflash then press <Enter>. The Award BIOS
Flash Utility screen appears.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.06
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For Canterwood - NCCH-DL
DATE:
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
06/01/2004
File Name to Program :
Message: Please input File Name!
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6. Type the BIOS file name in the File Name to Program field, then
press <Enter>.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.06
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For Canterwood - NCCH-DL
DATE:
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
06/01/2004
File Name to Program : 1001.bin
Message: Do You Want To Save BIOS (Y/N)
7. The utility prompts you to save the current BIOS file. Press <Y> to
save the current BIOS file to the floppy disk, or <N> to continue.
If you wish to save the current BIOS file, make sure that the floppy disk
has enough disk space to save the file. See the next section for details
on saving the current BIOS file.
8. The utility verifies the BIOS file in the floppy disk and starts flashing the
BIOS file.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.06
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For Canterwood - NCCH-DL
DATE:
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
06/01/2004
File Name to Program : 1001.bin
Save current BIOS as :
Message:
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9. The utility displays a Flashing Complete message indicating that you
have successfully flashed the BIOS file. Press <F1> to restart the
system.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.06
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For Canterwood - NCCH-DL
DATE:
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
06/01/2004
File Name to Program : 1001.bin
Flashing Complete
Press <F1> to Continue
Write OK
F1 Reset
12
12
12
12
No Update
12
12
12
12
Write Fail
Saving the current BIOS file
The AwardBIOS Flash utility allows you to save your original or current
BIOS to a floppy disk before you update. You can load the saved BIOS file
if the new BIOS file gets corrupted during the flashing process.
To save the current BIOS file:
1. Follow steps 1 to 6 of the previous section.
2. Press <Y> when the utility prompts you to save the current BIOS file.
The following screen appears.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.06
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For Canterwood - NCCH-DL
DATE:
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
06/01/2004
File Name to Program : 1001.bin
Save current BIOS as :
Message:
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3. Type a filename for the current BIOS file in the Save current BIOS as
field, then press <Enter>.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.06
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For Canterwood - NCCH-DL
DATE:
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
06/01/2004
File Name to Program : 1001.bin
Checksum : DAD6H
Save current BIOS as : old.bin
Message: Please Wait!
4. The utility saves the current BIOS file to the floppy disk, then returns to
the BIOS flashing process.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.06
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For Canterwood - NCCH-DL
DATE:
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
06/01/2004
File Name to Program : 1001.bin
Now Backup System BIOS to
File!
123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123
123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123
123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123
123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123
Message: Please Wait!Reset
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5.1.3 ASUS EZ Flash Utility
he ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to update the BIOS without having
to go through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a
DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is
accessible by pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests
(POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash:
1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard and rename the same to NCCH-DL.ROM.
2. Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk, then restart the system.
3. Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
4. Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file to the floppy disk
drive. When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash performs the BIOS
update process and automatically reboots the system when done.
A “Floppy not found!” error message appears if there is no floppy disk
in the drive. A “NCCH-DL.ROM not found!” error message appears if
the correct BIOS file is not found in the floppy disk. Make sure that you
rename the BIOS file to NCCH-DL.ROM.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “NCCH-DL.rom”. Completed.
Start erasing.......|
Start programming...|
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
Do not shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
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5.2
BIOS Setup program
This motherboard includes a Flash ROM 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 may want to
change the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you
may want to enable the security password feature or make changes to 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 Flash ROM.
The Flash ROM 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 <Delete> 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. It is
a menu-driven program, which means you can scroll through the various
sub-menus and make your selections among the predetermined choices.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purposes only,
and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
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5.2.1 BIOS menu screen
Menu bar
Menu items
General help
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Date (mm:dd:yy)
11: 10 : 30
Wed, Jun 30 2004
Legacy Diskette A
Floppy 3 Mode Support
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[Disabled]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
261120K
26114K
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Navigation keys
Change the day, month,
year and century.
Field settings
5.2.2 Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
Power
Boot
Exit
For changing the basic system configuration settings
For changing the advanced system settings
For changing the power configuration settings
For changing the system boot configuration settings
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select the menu bar items, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
5.2.3 Navigation keys
At the bottom 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.
The navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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5.2.4 General help
On the right side of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected
item.
5.2.5 Sub-menu
An item with a sub-menu on any menu screen is distinguished by a solid
triangle before the item. To display the sub-menu, select the item and
press <Enter>.
5.2.6 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 Up/Down arrow keys or
PageUp/PageDown keys to display the other items on the screen.
5.2.7 Pop-up window
Select an item in the menu, then press <Enter> to display a pop-up
window with the configuration options for that item.
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5.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “5.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Date (mm:dd:yy)
11: 10 : 30
Wed, Jun 30 2004
Legacy Diskette A
Floppy 3 Mode Support
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[Disabled]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
261120K
26114K
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Change the day, month,
year and century.
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Sets the system to the time that you specify (usually the current time). The
format is hour:minute:second. Valid values for hour, minute, and second
are Hour: (00 to 23), Minute: (00 to 59), Second: (00 to 59). Use the <Tab>
key to move between the hour, minute, and second fields.
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Sets the system to the date that you specify (usually the current date). The
format is month:day:year. Valid values for month, day, and year are Month:
(Jan to Dec), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (1999 to 2099). Use the <Tab> key to
move between the month, day, and year fields.
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [None] [360K,
5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
Floppy 3 Mode Support [Disabled]
This is required to support older Japanese floppy drives. The Floppy 3
Mode feature allows reading and writing of 1.2MB (as opposed to 1.44MB)
on a 3.5-inch floppy disk. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Base/Extended/Total Memory [xxxK]
The base memory, extended memory, and total memory values are autodetected. These fields are not user-configurable.
5.3.1 Primary IDE Master
Primary Master
Primary IDE Master
Access Mode
Capacity
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
PIO Mode
UDMA Mode
Transfer Mode
S.M.A.R.T Status
Select Menu
[Auto]
[Auto]
0 MB
0
0
0
0
0
[Auto]
[Auto]
None
None
Item Specific Help
Selects the type of
fixed disk connected
to the system.
[Manual] lets you
select the number of
cylinders, heads, etc.
Note: PRECOMP-65535
means NONE.
Primary IDE Master [Auto]
Select [Auto] to automatically detect an IDE drive. If automatic detection is
successful, the setup BIOS automatically fills in the correct values for the
remaining fields on this sub-menu.
If automatic detection fails, this may be because the IDE drive is too old or
too new. If the drive was already formatted on a previous system, the
BIOS may detect incorrect parameters. In these cases, select [Manual] to
manually enter the IDE drive parameters. Refer to the section “Manually
detecting an IDE drive.”
If no drive is installed or if you are removing a drive and not replacing it,
select [None]. Configuration options: [None] [Auto] [Manual]
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Access Mode [Auto]
Allows selection of the sector addressing mode. The default [Auto] allows
automatic detection of an IDE drive. Configuration options: [CHS] [LBA]
[Large] [Auto]
•
Most of the IDE drive information items are grayed out when the
items Primary IDE Master and Access Mode are set to [Auto].
•
If you wish to manually configure the IDE drive items, set the
Primary IDE Master to [Manual], and the Access Mode to [CHS].
PIO Mode [Auto]
Sets the PIO mode for the IDE drive. The settings Mode 0 to 4 allow
successive increase in performance. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Mode 0] [Mode 1] [Mode 2] [Mode 3] [Mode 4]
UDMA Mode [Auto]
When this item is set to [Auto], the UDMA capability allows improved
transfer speeds and data integrity for supported IDE drives. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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Manually detecting an IDE drive
If you wish to manually enter the drive information, set the Primary IDE
Master item to [Manual], and the Access Mode item to [CHS].
Primary Master
Primary IDE Master
Access Mode
Capacity
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
PIO Mode
UDMA Mode
Transfer Mode
S.M.A.R.T. Status
Select Menu
[Manual]
[CHS]
0 MB
0
0
0
0
0
[Auto]
[Auto]
None
None
Item Specific Help
Selects the type of
fixed disk connected
to the system.
[Manual] lets you
select the number of
cylinders, heads, etc.
Note: PRECOMP=65535
means NONE.
Before attempting to manually configure an IDE drive, make sure that
you have the correct configuration information supplied by the drive
manufacturer. Incorrect settings may cause the system to fail to
recognize the installed IDE drive!
To manually enter the number of cylinder, head, precomp, landing zone,
and sector per track for the drive, highlight an item, key-in the value that
you obtained from the drive documentation, then press <Enter>. Refer to
the drive documentation or the drive label for this information.
To enter a value, you may also highlight the item, then press <Enter> to
display a pop-up menu. Type in the value from the drive documentation,
then press <Enter>.
Capacity [xxxxx MB]
Displays the auto-detected hard disk capacity. The value is not userconfigurable.
Cylinder
Shows the number of the hard disk cylinders.
Head
Shows the number of the hard disk read/write heads.
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Precomp
Displays the precompressed volumes on the hard disk, if any, on the
motherboard.
Landing Zone
Displays the drive’s maximum usable capacity as calculated by the BIOS
based on the drive information you entered.
Sector
Shows the number of sectors per track.
Transfer Mode
Shows the data transfer mode if the IDE hard disk drive supports the
feature. Otherwise, this item is grayed out and shows the value [None].
S.M.A.R.T. Status
Shows the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology
(S.M.A.R.T.) status if the IDE hard disk drive supports the feature.
Otherwise, this item is grayed out and shows the value [None].
After entering the IDE hard disk drive information, use a disk utility,
such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE drives. This is
necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk. Make
sure to set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drive to “Active.”
5.3.2 Primary IDE Slave
When configuring a drive as Primary IDE Slave, refer to section “5.3.1
Primary IDE Master” for the menu item descriptions.
5.3.3 Secondary IDE Master
When configuring a drive as Secondary IDE Master, refer to section
“5.3.1 Primary IDE Master” for the menu item descriptions.
5.3.4 Secondary IDE Slave
When configuring a drive as Secondary IDE Slave, refer to section “5.3.1
Primary IDE Master” for the menu item descriptions.
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5.3.5 Third IDE Master
When configuring a drive as Third IDE Master, refer to section “4.3.1
Primary IDE Master” for the menu item descriptions which are not
discussed in this section.
Third IDE Master
Extended IDE Drive
Access Mode
Select Menu
[Auto]
[Auto]
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
Transfer Mode
S.M.A.R.T Status
0
0
0
0
0
Item Specific Help
Selects the type of
fixed disk connected
to the system.
None
None
Extended IDE Drive [Auto]
When set to [Auto], allows automatic selection of the extended IDE drive
installed, if any. Set this item to [None] if there is no extended IDE drive, or
if you do not wish to detect the drive even if installed. Configuration
options: [None] [Auto]
Access Mode [Auto]
Configuration options: [Large] [Auto]
5.3.6 Fourth IDE Master
When configuring a drive as Fourth IDE Master, refer to section “4.3.1
Primary IDE Master” and section “5.3.5 Third IDE Master” for the menu
item descriptions.
The items Third IDE Master and Fourth IDE Master appear only if
you set the On-Chip Serial ATA item in SATA Configuration menu to
either [Auto] or [Enhanced Mode]. See page 5-26 for information.
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5.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU,
memory, chipset, and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction!
Select Menu
Advanced BIOS Features
CPU Configuration
Memory Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Device
PCIPnP
USB Configuration
Item Specific Help
Press <Enter> to set.
5.4.1 Advanced BIOS Features
This menu shows the chipset and DRAM Vcore voltage settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration
options.
Advanced BIOS Features
Chipset Vcore Voltage
DRAM Vcore Voltage
[+1.6V]
[+2.6V]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [ENTER] to
adjust Chipset Vcrore
voltage.
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Setting to very high Vcore voltages may cause the system to become
unstable!
Chipset Vcore Voltage [+1.6V]
Allows adjustment of the chipset Vcore voltage.
Configuration options: [+1.5V] [+1.6V] [+1.7V] [+1.8V]
DRAM Vcore Voltage [+2.6V]
Allows adjustment of the DRAM Vcore voltage.
Configuration options: [+2.8V] [+2.7V] [+2.6V]
5.4.2 CPU Configuration
This menu shows the CPU configuration settings. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
CPU Configuration
CPU L1 & L2 Cache
Hyper-Threading Technology
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Disable/Enable CPU L1/
L2 cache.
CPU L1 & L2 Cache [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU L1 and L2 cache.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU Hyper-Threading Technology
feature. Set this item to [Enabled] if you are using an operating system that
is optimized for Hyper-Threading Technology, such as Windows XP or
Linux kernel later than version 2.4. Otherwise, set this item to [Disabled].
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.3 Memory Configuration
This menu shows the memory configuration settings. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
Memory Configuration
DRAM Frequency
Memory Timing Selectable
Cache Latency Time
Active to Precharge Delay
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
DRAM RAS# Precharge
Memory Parity Check
[Auto]
[By SPD]
2
6
3
3
Enabled
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Set DRAM Frequency.
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
This item sets the DRAM operating frequency.
Configuration options: [DDR266] [DDR333] [DDR400] [Auto]
Memory Timing Selectable [By SPD]
The DRAM clock are set according to the DRAM SPD (Serial Presence
Detect). Select [By SPD] for automatic DRAM clock detection. Select
[Manual] to allow setting the succeeding memory items to optimal timings.
Configuration options: [Manual] [By SPD]
The items CAS Latency Time, Active to Precharge Delay, DRAM RAS#
to CAS# Delay, and DRAM RAS# Precharge are configurable only
when the Memory Timing Selectable item is set to [Manual].
CAS Latency Time [2]
This item sets the latency (in clocks) between the DRAM read command
and the time the data actually becomes available.
Configuration options: [2] [2.5] [3]
Active to Precharge Delay [6]
This item controls the number of DRAM clocks used for DRAM
parameters. Configuration options: [8] [7] [6] [5]
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DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [3]
Controls the latency between the DRAM active command and the read/
write command. Configuration options: [4] [3] [2]
DRAM RAS# Precharge [3]
This item controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to
the DDR SDRAM. Configuration options: [4] [3] [2]
Memory Parity Check [Enabled]
Allows memory parity checking option ECC (Error-Correcting Code).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.4.4 Chipset
This menu shows the chipset configuration settings. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display a sub-menu with additional items, or show a
pop-up menu with the configuration options.
Select Menu
Chipset
AGP Bridge Configuration
Frequency/Voltage Control
System BIOS Cacheable
Video BIOS Cacheable
Init Display First
Auto Detect PCI Clk
Spread Spectrum
Item Specific Help
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[AGP Slot]
[Enabled]
[+/- 0.50%]
Press <Enter> to set.
System BIOS Cacheable [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the cache function of the system BIOS.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Video BIOS Cacheable [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the cache function of the video BIOS.
Setting to [Enabled] improves the display speed by caching the display
data. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Init Display First [AGP Slot]
Allows you to select the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI VGA Card] [AGP Slot]
Auto Detect PCI Clk [Enabled]
Allows you to select the maximum PCI bus speed to be programmed.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Spread Spectrum [- 0.50%]
Allows you to select the clock generator spread sprectrum. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [+/- 0.1%] [+/- 0.2%] [+/- 0.3%] [+/- 0.4%] [+/- 0.5%]
[+/- 0.6%] [+/- 0.7%] [+/- 0.8%] [+/- 0.9%] [+/- 1.0%]
AGP Bridge Configuration
AGP Bridge Configuration
AGP Aperture Size
[128]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Size of the AGP
Aperture.
AGP Aperture Size [128]
Allows you to select the size of mapped memory for AGP graphic data.
Configuration options: [4] [8] [16] [32] [64] [128] [256]
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Frequency/Voltage Control
Frequency/Voltage Control
CPU Clock
CPU Clock Ratio
[200MHz]
[14 X]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Set CPU Frequency.
Take caution when overclocking the CPU. Overclocking may cause the
system to become unstable!
CPU Clock [200MHz]
Allows you to set the CPU frequency. Key-in a value within the specified
range, then press <Enter>. Configuration options: [Min=200] [Max=233]
The minimum and maximum configuration values for the CPU Clock
depend on the installed CPU. These values are detected by BIOS.
CPU Clock Ratio [18 X]
Sets the ratio between the CPU core clock and the Front Side Bus (FSB)
frequency. Key-in a value within the specified range, then press <Enter>.
Configuration options: [Min=12] [Max=18]
The minimum and maximum configuration values for the CPU Clock
Ratio depend on the installed CPU. These values are detected by
BIOS.
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5.4.5 Onboard Device
This menu shows the onboard device configuration settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display a sub-menu with additional items, or
show a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
Onboard Device
Speech IC Reporter
Report IDE Error
Report System Booting
Onboard AC97 Audio
CSA LAN (Giga-LAN)
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Oboard 1394 Chip
Onboard Promise Controller
Operating Mode
SuperIO Device
SATA Configuration
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[RAID]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Enable/Disable Onboard
CSA LAN device boot
ROM support.
Speech IC Reporter [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard speech controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Report IDE Error [Disabled]
Allows you enable or disable reporting of IDE errors, if any.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Report System Booting [Disabled]
Allows you enable or disable reporting of system boot errors, if any.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard AC97 Audio [Auto]
Allows you enable or disable the onboard AC97 audio controller.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled]
CSA LAN (Giga-LAN) [Enabled]
Allows you enable or disable the onboard Gigabit LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN device boot ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard 1394 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard IEEE 1394 controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard Promise Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard Promise® RAID controller.
Operating Mode [IDE]
Allows you to set the RAID controller operating mode. This item is
configurable only when the Onboard Promise Controller item is set to
[Enabled]. Configuration options: [IDE] [RAID]
SuperIO Device
SuperIO Device
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port2 Address
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Mode Select
ECP Mode Use DMA
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[378/IRQ7]
[SPP]
EPP1.7
3
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Set Base I/O address
for serial port 1.
Serial Port 1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Serial Port 2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Allow you to select the serial port base addresses. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3] [Auto]
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Onboard Parallel Port [378/IRQ7]
Allows you to select the parellel port base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378/IRQ7] [278/IRG5] [3BC/IRQ7]
Parallel Port Mode [SPP]
Allows you to select the parallel port mode.
Configuration options: [SPP] [EPP] [ECP] [ECP+EPP] [Normal]
EPP Mode Select [EPP1.7]
Allows you to select the EPP mode. This item becomes configurable only if
the Parallel Port Mode is set to [EPP] or [ECP+EPP].
Configuration options: [EPP 1.7] [EPP 1.9]
ECP Mode Use DMA [3]
Allows you to select the ECP mode. This item becomes configurable only
if the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP] or [ECP+EPP].
Configuration options: [1] [3]
Game Port Address [201]
Allows you to select the game port address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [201] [209]
MIDI Port Address [330]
Allows you to select the MIDI port address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [201] [209]
MIDI Port IRQ [10]
Allows you to select the MIDI port IRQ.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [5] [10]
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SATA Configuration
SATA Configuration
*** On-Chip Serial ATA Setting ***
On-Chip Serial ATA
[Auto]
SATA Mode
IDE
Serial ATA Port0 Mode
SATA0 master
Serial ATA Port1 Mode
SATA1 master
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
[Disabled]: Disable
SATA Controller.
[Auto]: Auto-arrange
the BIOS.
[Combined Mode]: PATA
and SATA are combined.
Max. of 2 IDE drives
on each channel.
[Enhanced Mode]:
Enable both SATA and
PATA. Max. of 6 IDE
drives are supported.
[SATA Only]: SATA is
opeating in legacy
mode.
**On-Chip Serial ATA Setting
The items SATA Mode, Serial ATA Port0 Mode, and Serial ATA Port1
Mode are not configurable when the On-Chip Serial ATA item is set to
[Disabled].
On-chip Serial ATA [Auto]
This item allows you to configure your serial ATA devices if present.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] [Combined Mode] [Enhanced
Mode] [SATA Only]
Setting the On-chip Serial ATA item to [Auto] or [Enhanced Mode]
enables the items Third IDE Master and Fourth IDE Master in the
Main menu. See page 4-14 for more information.
a. Setting to [Auto] allows BIOS to automatically configure the SATA
devices.
b. Setting to [Combined Mode] allows you to install parallel ATA and
serial ATA devices at the same time. You may install two IDE devices
on any of the parallel ATA channels, and one IDE device on each
serial ATA channel for a maximum of four devices.
c. Setting to [Enhanced Mode] allows you to install Parallel ATA and
Serial ATA devices at the same time, with a maximum of six IDE
devices on each channel.
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1. Use the [Enhanced Mode] option if you installed a native operating
system like Winows 2000/XP.
2. You may not use this option if you are using Linux RedHat 8 or 9
version operating system, as they do not support native mode.
d. Setting to [SATA Only] allows you to install IDE devices on the Serial
ATA channels only.
e. Setting to [Disabled] disables the onboard SATA controller. The RAID
feature is also disabled.
SATA Mode [IDE]
When this item is set to [IDE], SATA operates in IDE mode. When set to
[RAID], SATA operates in RAID mode. The RAID feature allows
configuration of the installed IDE devices into a disk array.
Configuration options: [IDE] [RAID]
Serial ATA Port0 Mode [SATA0 Master]
Serial ATA Port1 Mode [SATA1 Master]
Allow you to set the SATA Port0 and Serial ATA Port1 modes. The options
for these items vary depending on the setting of the On-Chip Serial ATA
item. Configuration options: [Primary Master] [Primary Slave]
[Secondary Master] [Secondary Slave] [SATA0 Master] [SATA1 Master]
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5.4.6 PCIPnP
This menu shows the PCIPnP configuration settings. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
PCIPnP
Select Menu
Reset Configuration Data
[Disabled]
Item Specific Help
Resources Controlled By
IRQ Resources
[Auto]
PCI/VGA
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Default is Disabled.
Select Enabled to
reset Extended System
Configuration Data
(ESCD) upon exiting
Setup, if you
installed a new add-on
card and the system
cannot boot due to a
serious conflict in
system configuration.
Pallete Snoop
1 Assignment
2 Assignment
3 Assignment
4 Assignment
5 Assignment
6 Assignment
7 Assignment
8 Assignment
Reset Configuration Data [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disabled resetting of the Extended System
Configuration Data (ESCD) when you exit the Setup. The ESCD includes
information on non-PnP devices. Set this item to [Enabled] if you installed
an expansion card that conflicts with other devices and cause system boot
failure. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resources Controlled By [Auto]
When set to [Auto], allows BIOS to automatically configure of all boot and
Plug and Play devices. When set to [Manual], you can assign the available
IRQ Resources to the PCI devices. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
When the item Resources Controlled By is set to [Auto], the item IRQ
Resources is grayed out and not user-configurable. Refer to the
section “IRQ Resources” for information on how to enable this item.
PCI/VGA Pallete Snoop [Disabled]
Some non-standard VGA cards, like graphics accelerators or MPEG video
cards, may not show colors properly. Setting this field to [Enabled] corrects
this problem. If you are using a standard VGA card, leave this field to the
default setting [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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INT Pin 1~8 Assignment [Auto]
Allows you to select the appropriate interrupt to the specific devices to
avoid conflict. Configuration options: [Auto] [3] [4] [5] [7] [9] [10] [11] [12]
[14] [15]
IRQ Resources
Set the item Resources Controlled By to [Manual] to enable the item
IRQ Resources and assign the interrupts depending on the type of
installed PCI devices.
PCIPnP
Select Menu
Reset Configuration Data
[Disabled]
Item Specific Help
Resources Controlled By
IRQ Resources
[Manual]
PCI/VGA
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
When resources are
controlled manually,
assign each system
interrupt a type
depending on the type
of device using the
interrupt.
Pallete Snoop
1 Assignment
2 Assignment
3 Assignment
4 Assignment
Select Menu
IRQ Resources
IRQ-3
IRQ-4
IRQ-5
IRQ-7
IRQ-9
IRQ-10
IRQ-11
IRQ-12
IRQ-14
IRQ-15
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Item Specific Help
Legacy ISA for devices
compliant with the
original PC AT bus
specification, PCI/ISA
PnP for devices
compliant with the
Plug and Play standard
whether designed for
PCI or ISa bus
architecture.
IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI device]
The IRQ Resources sub-menu is activated when the Resources Controlled
by parameter is set to [Manual]. Select [PCI Device] to assign an IRQ
address to a Plug and Play device. Setting to [Reserved] reserves the IRQ
address. Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
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5.4.7 USB Configuration
This menu shows the USB configuration settings. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
USB Configuration
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Support
USB Legacy Mode Support
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Configures the USB
controller.
USB Controller [Enabled]
Allows you enable or disable the USB controller. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the EHCI controller. Setting this item to
[Enabled] allows the built-in high speed USB support in the BIOS to turn
on automatically when you install high speed USB devices. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Legacy Mode Support [Enabled]
Allows you enable or disable support for the legacy USB devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the power management
settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration
options.
ACPI APIC Support
ACPI Suspend Type
APM Configuration
Hardware Configuration
[Enabled]
[S1&S3]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Enable/Disable ACPI
support for Operating
System.
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ACPI feature on the operating system.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ACPI Suspend Type [S1&S3]
Allows you to select the ACPI state that you wish to use for system
suspend. Configuration options: [S1(POS)] [S3(STR)] [S1&S3]
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5.5.1 APM Configuration
This menu shows the Advanced Power Management (APM) configuration
settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with
the configuration options.
APM Configuration
Power Management
HDD Power Down
Suspend Mode
Suspend Type
Restore on AC Power Loss
Video Off Method
Video Off In Suspend
MODEM Use IRQ
Soft-Off by PWR-BTN
USB Wake-Up from S3(S4)
Power On By PCI Devices
Power On By External Modem
POWER ON Function
KB Power On Password
Hot Key Power ON
Resume By Alarm
Date (of Month) Alarm
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
[User Define]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Stop Grant]
[Power Off]
[DPMS]
[Yes]
[3]
[Instant-Off]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Button Only]
Enter
Ctrl-F1
[Disabled]
0
0 : 0 : 0
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
This field allows you
to set the automatic
power saving features.
Power Management [User Define]
Allows you to set the automatic power saving features.
Configuration options: [User Define] [Min. Saving] [Max. Saving]
HDD Power Down [Disabled]
Shuts down any IDE hard disk drives in the system after a period of
inactivity as set in this field. This feature does not affect SCSI hard drives.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] ... [15 Min]
Suspend Mode [Disabled]
Sets the time period before the system goes into suspend mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [4 Min] [8 Min] [12 Min]
[20 Min] [30 Min] [40 Min] [1 Hr]
Suspend Type [Stop Grant]
Allows you to select the suspend type.
Configuration options: [Stop Grant] [PwrOn Suspend]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to [Power Off], the system goes into “off state” after an AC power
interruption. When set to [Power On], the system turns on automatically
after an power interruption. When set to [Last State], the system goes into
whatever was the system state (on or off) before the power interruption.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
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Video Off Method [DPMS]
This item determines the video off features. The Display Power
Management System (DPMS) feature allows the BIOS to control the video
display card if it supports the DPMS feature. [Blank Screen] only blanks
the screen. Use this for monitors without power management or “green”
features. Configuration options: [Blank Screen] [V/H SYNC+Blank] [DPMS]
Video Off In Suspend [Yes]
This item determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor
power management. Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
MODEM Use IRQ [3]
Allows you to select the IRQ assignment for the modem.
Configuration options: [NA] [3] [4] [5] [7] [9] [10] [11]
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN [Instant-Off]
When set to [Instant-Off], the system goes to soft off when you press the
power button for less than 4 seconds. When set to [Delay 4 Sec], press
the power button for more than 4 seconds to power off the system.
Configuration options: [Instant-Off] [Delay 4 Sec.]
USB Wake-Up from S3(S4) [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable system wake-up from S3 or S4 state
through a USB keyboard/mouse event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PCI Devices [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME to generate a wake-up event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By External Modem [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable system power up when the external
modem receives a call while in soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On Function [BUTTON ONLY]
Allows you to select a device to turn the system power on. Configuration
options: [Password] [Hot Key] [Mouse Left] [Mouse Right] [Any KEY]
[BUTTON ONLY] [PS/2 Mouse]
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KB Power On Password [Enter]
Allows you to set a password to turn the system power on. Highlight this
item then press enter to set a password.
To configure this item, you should set the Power On Function item to
[Password].
Hot Key Power On [Ctrl-F1]
Allows you to set a hot key combination to turn the system power on.
Configuration options: [Ctrl-F1] ... [Ctrl-F12]
To configure this item, you should set the Power On Function item to
[Hot Key].
Resume by Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is enabled, you can set the date and time of alarm using the two
following items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Date (of Month) Alarm [0]
To set the date of alarm, highlight this item and press <Enter> to display a
pop-up menu. Key-in a value within the specified range then press
<Enter>. Configuration options: [Min=0] [Max=31]
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm [0 : 0 : 0]
To set the time of alarm:
1. Highlight this item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu for
the hour field.
2. Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=23), then press <Enter>.
3. Press tab to move to the minutes field, then press <Enter>.
4. Key-in a minute value (Min=0, Max=59), then press <Enter>.
5. Press tab to move to the seconds field, then press <Enter>.
6. Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=59), then press <Enter>.
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5.5.2 Hardware Monitor
This menu shows the hardware monitoring status. Select an item, then
press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
Hardware Monitor
Voltage Monitor
System Temperature1
CPU1 Temperature
CPU2 Temperature
Front Fan1 Speed
CPU
Fan1 Speed
CPU
Fan2 Speed
Front Fan2 Speed
Rear Fan1 Speed
Rear Fan2 Speed
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
39oC/102oF
45oC/113oF
N/A
0 RPM
5152 RPM
0 RPM
0 RPM
0 RPM
0 RPM
Press <Enter> to view.
The CPU temperatures and fan speeds are auto-detected.
Voltage Monitor
Voltage Monitor
CPU VCORE A (V)
+12V Voltage
+3.3V Voltage
+5VCC Voltage
VBAT Voltage
+5VSB Voltage
1.45V
11.79V
3.26V
4.96V
3.10V
4.75V
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
CPU VCORE Voltage, +12V Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, +5VCC
Voltage, VBAT Voltage, +5VSB Voltage
Auto-detected voltages through the onboard voltage regulators.
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Smart Q-Fan Configuration
Smart Q-Fan Configuration
Smart Fan Control
System Target Temperature
CPU1 Target Temperature
CPU2 Target Temperature
[Disabled]
50
60
60
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Smart Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Smart Fan feature. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
1. The System/CPU1/CPU2 Target Temperature items become
configurable only when you set Smart Fan Control to [Enabled].
2. When the actual system/CPU1/CPU2 temperature becomes equal
to the target temperature set in the following fields, the respective
fan will run at full speed.
System Target Temperature [50]
Allows you to set the target temperature for the system. Configuration
options: [Min=20] [Max=50]
CPU1 Target Temperature [60]
Allows you to set the target temperature for CPU1. Configuration options:
[Min=30] [Max=60]
CPU2 Target Temperature [60]
Allows you to set the target temperature for CPU1. Configuration options:
[Min=30] [Max=60]
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5.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot settings. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display a sub-menu with additional items, or
show a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
Select Menu
Boot Device Priority
Item Specific Help
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Removable Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
5.6.1 Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[Removable]
[CDROM]
[Hard Disk]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select your Boot
Device Priority.
1st Boot Device [Removable]
2nd Boot Device [CDROM]
3rd Boot Device [Hard Disk]
These items allow you to select your boot device priority. Configuration
options: [Removable] [Hard Disk] [CDROM] [Legacy LAN] [Disabled]
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5.6.2 Hard Disk Boot Priority
Hard Disk Boot Priority
1. Bootable Add-in Cards
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Use <up> or <down>
arrow to select a
device, then press <+>
to move it up, or <->
to move it down the
list. Press <ESC> to
exit this menu.
5.6.3 Removable Device Priority
Removable Device Priority
1. Floppy Disks
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Use <up> or <down>
arrow to select a
device, then press <+>
to move it up, or <->
to move it down the
list. Press <ESC> to
exit this menu.
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5.6.4 Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Other Device
Quick Power On Self Test
Halt On
Case Open Warning
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Typematic Rate Setting
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
Typematic Delay (Msec)
Full Screen Logo Show
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[All Errors]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[On]
[Disabled]
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250
[Enabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select your Boot
Device Priority.
Boot Other Device [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable selection of other boot device.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Quick Power On Self Test [Enabled]
This field speeds up the Power-On-Self Test (POST) routine by skipping
retesting a second, third, and fourth time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Halt On [All Errors]
Sets the system to halt on errors according to the system functions
specified in each option. Configuration options: [All Errors] [No Errors]
[All, But Keyboard] [All, But Diskette] [All, But Disk/Key]
Case Open Warning [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the case open status feature. Setting to
[Enabled] clear the case open status.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Boot Up Floppy Seek [Enabled]
When enabled, the BIOS will seek the floppy disk drive to determine
whether the drive has 40 or 80 tracks.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Boot Up NumLock Status [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [On] [Off]
Typematic Rate Setting [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the keyboard typematic rate setting. Set to
[Enabled] to configure the Type Rate and Type Delay items.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The items Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) and Typematic Delay
become configurable only when the item Typematic Setting is enabled.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) [6]
Allows you to select the rate at which character repeats when you hold a
key. Configuration options: [6] [8] [10] [12] [15] [20] [24] [30]
Typematic Delay (Msec) [250]
Allows you to set the delay before key strokes begin to repeat.
Configuration options: [250] [500] [750] [1000]
Full Screen Logo Show [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Mylogo2™ feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The ASUS MyLogo2 is automatically installed when you install ASUS
Update from the support CD. You need to launch ASUS Update, then
ASUS MyLogo2 to change the full screen logo.
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5.6.5 Security
Security
Supervisor Password
User Password
Password Check
Select Menu
Clear
Clear
[Setup]
Item Specific Help
Supervisor password
control full access.
Supervisor Password [Clear]
User Password [Clear]
These fields allow you to set passwords.
To set a password:
1. Highlight an item then press <Enter>.
2. Type in a password using eight (8) alphanumeric characters, then
press <Enter>.
3. When prompted, confirm the password by typing the exact characters
again, then press <Enter>. The password field setting is changed to
[Set].
To clear the password:
1. Highlight the password field, and press <Enter> twice. The following
message appears:
“PASSWORD DISABLED!!! Press any key to continue...”
2. Press any key to return to the menu.
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A note about passwords
The Supervisor password is required to enter the BIOS Setup program
preventing unauthorized access. The User password is required to
boot the system preventing unauthorized use.
Forgot the password?
If you forget your password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password
information is powered by the onboard button cell battery. If you need
to erase the CMOS RAM, refer to section “2.6 Jumpers” for
instructions.
Password Check [Setup]
This field requires you to enter the password before entering the BIOS
setup or the system. Select [Setup] to require the password before
entering the BIOS Setup. Select [System] to require the password before
entering the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [System]
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5.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the BIOS setup default settings,
save or discard any changes you made, or exit the Setup utility.
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Discard Changes
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
This option saves data
to CMOS before exiting
Setup.
Exit & Save Changes
Select this option then press <Enter>, or simply press <F10>, to save your
changes to CMOS before exiting the Setup utility.
When a confirmation window appears (with a blinking [Y]):
• press <Enter> to save and exit
• type [N], then press <Enter>, or simply press <Esc>, to cancel the
command and return to the Exit menu
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option then press <Enter> if you wish to exit the Setup utility
without saving your changes.
When a confirmation window appears (with a blinking [Y]):
• press <Enter> to discard your changes and exit
• type [N], then press <Enter>, or simply press <Esc>, to cancel the
command and return to the Exit menu
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Load Setup Defaults
Select this option then press <Enter>, or simply press <F5>, to load the
optimized values for each of the Setup menu items.
When a confirmation window appears (with a blinking [Y]):
• press <Enter> to load the default values
• type [N], then press <Enter>, or simply press <Esc>, to cancel the
command and return to the Exit menu
Discard Changes
Select this option to discard the changes that you made, and restore the
previously saved values.
When a confirmation window appears (with a blinking [Y]):
• press <Enter> to discard any changes, and load the previously saved
values
• type [N], then press <Enter>, or simply press <Esc>, to cancel the
command and return to the Exit menu
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This appendix gives information on the
standard and redundant power supply that
came with the barebone server. This
section also provides a troubleshooting
guide for solving common problems when
using the barebone server.
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Appendix
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A.1
600 W single power supply
A.1.1 General description
The 600 W SSI-type single power supply with universal AC input includes
PFC and ATX-compliant output cables and connectors. The power supply
has nine plugs labeled P1 to P10 (no P3). Take note of the devices to
which you should connect the plugs.
P9 P10 P2
A-2
P1
P8
P5 P6 P7 P4
P1
Motherboard 24-pin ATX power connector
P2
Auxilliary 8-pin power connector
P4
Floppy disk drive
P5
ODD device (CD/DVD-ROM)
P6
Peripheral device (optical drive)
P7
Peripheral device (available)
P8
Peripheral device (available)
P9
Peripheral device (available)
P10
Peripheral device (available)
P11
Power SMBus connector
P11
Appendix: Reference information
A.1.2 Specifications
Input characteristics
Input Voltage
Normal Range
Autorange
Input Frequency Range
100 to 127 V ~ 10 A
200 to 240 V ~ 5 A
50 Hz to 60 Hz
DC Output characteristics
Output Voltage
Max (A)
+3.33V
20
+5V
24
+12V
15
-12V
0.5
-5V
0.5
+5VSB
2.0
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A.2
600 W dual/redundant power supply
A.2.1 General description
The 600 W dual/redundant-type power supply has 11 plugs. Take note of
the devices which you should connect to the plugs.
P15
A-4
P15 P15 P11 P4 P15 bb P15
aa
aa
Motherboard 24-pin ATX power connector
bb
Power SMBus connector
P4
Motherboard 8-pin +12V AUX power connector
P11
Floppy disk drive
P14
Peripheral device (available)
P15
Peripheral devices (available)
P14
P15
Appendix: Reference information
A.2.2 Specifications
Input characteristics
Input Voltage
Normal Range
Minimum
Maximum
100 to 240 Vac
90 Vac
264 Vac
Input Frequency Range
47Hz to 63Hz
DC Output characteristics
Output Voltage
Max (A)
Max Power (W)
+3.33V
40
580
+5V
50
580
+12V
34
580
-12V
1.0
12
-5V
0.5
2.5
+5VSB
2.0
15
Operating conditions
Efficiency
65 % minimum
Hold-up Time
16 mS
Over Power Protection
overloaded to 110 ~ 150 %
Hold-up Time
16 mS
Temperature
104º F to 122º F (40º C - 50º C)
Relative Humidity
20% - 90% non-condensing at 104º F (40º C)
Altitude
Sea level to 10,000 ft
Mean Time Between Failures
MTBF > 100,000 hours at 25º C
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A.3
Simple fixes
Some problems that you may encounter are not due to defects on the
system or the components. These problems only requires simple
troubleshooting actions that you can perform by yourself.
Problem
A-6
Action
The power LED on the server or
on the monitor do not light up
1. Check if the power cable is
properly connected to the
power connector in the system
rear panel.
2. Make sure that the power
cables are connected to a
grounded power outlet.
3. Press the power button to
make sure that the system is
turned on.
The keyboard does not work
Check if the keyboard cable is
properly connected to the PS/2
keyboard port.
The mouse does not work
Check if the mouse cable is
properly connected to the mouse
port.
The system does not perform
power-on self tests (POST) after
it was turned on
1. Check the memory modules
and make sure you installed
the DIMMs the system
supports.
2. Make sure that the DIMMs are
properly installed on the
sockets.
Appendix: Reference information
Problem
Action
The system continuously beeps
after it was turned on
1. Check the memory modules
and make sure you installed
supported DIMMs.
2. Make sure that the DIMMs are
properly installed on the
sockets.
The message “Non-system disk
or disk error” appears
1. Check if a bootable HDD is
active.
2. Check if the HDDs are
properly installed.
Network connection not
available
1. Make sure that the network
cable is connected to the LAN
port on the rear panel.
2. Make sure that you have
installed the LAN drivers from
the support CD.
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A-8
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