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P2B
Pentium II Motherboard
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USER’S MANUAL
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Product Name:
ASUS P2B
Manual Revision: 1.03 E302
Release Date:
November 1998
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CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION
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How this Manual is Organized ........................................................... 7
Item Checklist ..................................................................................... 7
II. FEATURES
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Features of the ASUS P2B Motherboard ............................................ 8
The ASUS P2B Motherboard ........................................................ 9
III. INSTALLATION
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Layout of the ASUS P2B Motherboard ............................................ 10
Installation Steps ............................................................................... 12
1. Jumpers ......................................................................................... 12
Jumper Settings ........................................................................... 13
2. System Memory (DIMM) ............................................................. 17
DIMM Memory Installation Procedures: .............................. 18
3. Central Processing Unit (CPU) .................................................... 19
Universal Retention Mechanism ........................................... 19
Heatsinks ............................................................................... 19
Installing the Processor ............................................................... 20
ASUS Smart Thermal Solutions ............................................ 22
Recommended Heatsinks for Slot 1 Processors .................... 23
4. Expansion Cards ........................................................................... 24
Expansion Card Installation Procedure ................................. 24
Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards .................................... 24
Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards .............................. 25
ISA Cards and Hardware Monitor ......................................... 25
5. External Connectors ..................................................................... 26
Power Connection Procedures .......................................................... 33
IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
34
Flash Memory Writer Utility ............................................................ 34
Main Menu .................................................................................. 34
Managing and Updating Your Motherboard’s BIOS ................... 36
6. BIOS Setup .................................................................................. 37
Load Defaults ........................................................................ 38
Standard CMOS Setup ................................................................ 38
Details of Standard CMOS Setup: ......................................... 38
BIOS Features Setup ................................................................... 41
Details of BIOS Features Setup ............................................. 41
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Chipset Features Setup ................................................................ 44
Details of Chipset Features Setup .......................................... 44
Power Management Setup ........................................................... 47
Details of Power Management Setup .................................... 47
PNP and PCI Setup ..................................................................... 50
Details of PNP and PCI Setup ............................................... 50
Load BIOS Defaults .................................................................... 52
Load Setup Defaults .................................................................... 52
Supervisor Password and User Password ................................... 53
IDE HDD Auto Detection ........................................................... 54
Save & Exit Setup ....................................................................... 55
Exit Without Saving .................................................................... 55
V. DESKTOP MANAGEMENT
56
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) ............................................. 56
Introducing the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility ................ 56
System Requirements ............................................................ 56
Using the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility ......................... 57
Using the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility ......................... 57
VI. ASUS LAN Card
59
ASUS PCI-L101 Fast Ethernet Card ................................................ 59
Features ............................................................................................. 60
Software Driver Support ............................................................. 60
Question and Answer .................................................................. 60
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FCC & DOC COMPLIANCE
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! 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.
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I. INTRODUCTION
I. INTRODUCTION
Manual / Checklist
How this Manual is Organized
This manual is divided into the following sections:
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
Introduction:
Features:
Installation:
BIOS Software:
Support Software:
Manual information and checklist
Information and specifications concerning this product
Instructions on setting up the motherboard
Instructions on setting up the BIOS software
Information on the included support software
Item Checklist
Please check that your package is complete. If you discover damaged or missing
items, please contact your retailer.
(1) ASUS Motherboard
(1) Universal Retention Mechanism for SECC/SECC2/SEPP
(1) IDE ribbon cable for master and slave drives
(1) Floppy ribbon cable for (1) 5.25inch floppy and (2) 3.5inch floppies
(1) Bag of spare jumper caps
(1) Support CD with drivers and utilities
(1) User’s manual
S-P2FAN or P2T-Cable for Slot 1 processors
IrDA-compliant infrared module (optional)
ASUS PCI-L101 Wake-on-LAN 10/100 Ethernet Card (optional)
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II. FEATURES
Features of the ASUS P2B Motherboard
The ASUS P2B is carefully designed for the demanding PC user who wants advanced features processed by the fastest CPU.
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II. FEATURES
Specifications
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Thermal Sensor Connector with Optional Sensor: Accurately detects the CPU
temperature of processors with the ASUS Smart Fan or the Intel boxed processor heatsink with fan when connected to an ASUS P2T-Cable.
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Wake-On-LAN: Supports Wake-On–LAN activity with special network cards, such as
the ASUS PCI-L101 10/100 Fast Ethernet PCI card.
AGP Slot: Supports Accelerated Graphics Port cards for high performance, component
level interconnect targeted at 3D graphical display applications.
SB-Link™: Features Creative’s SB-Link™, allowing SB16 compatibility, using Intel’s
PC-PCI DMA and serialized IRQ protocols, to AWE64D or compatible PCI audio cards.
SMBus: Features the System Management Bus interface, which is used to physically
transport commands and information between SMBus devices.
PCI & ISA Expansion Slots: Provides four 32-bit PCI and three 16-bit ISA slots.
Intelligence: Supports Keyboard Power Up, Fan Status Monitoring and Alarm, Temperature Monitoring and Alert, Voltage Monitoring and Alert, System Resources Alert,
Intel LANDesk Client Manager (LDCM), and ASUS PC Probe software.
Super Multi-I/O: Provides two high-speed UART compatible serial ports and one parallel
port with EPP and ECP capabilities. UART2 can also be directed from COM2 to the Infrared Module for wireless connections.
Desktop Management Interface (DMI): Supports DMI through BIOS, which allows
hardware to communicate within a standard protocol creating a higher level of compatibility. (Requires DMI-enabled components.) (See section V)
Ultra DMA/33 Bus Master IDE: Comes with an onboard PCI Bus Master IDE controller with
two connectors that support four IDE devices in two channels, supports UltraDMA/33, PIO
Modes 3 and 4 and Bus Master IDE DMA Mode 2, and supports Enhanced IDE devices, such
as Tape Backup, CD-ROM, and LS-120 drives.
Universal Retention Mechanism: Supports a Pentium® II processor packaged in a Single
Edge Contact Cartridge (SECC/SECC2) or a CeleronTM processor packaged in a Single
Edge Processor Package (SEPP).
SCSI BIOS: Supports optional ASUS SCSI controller cards through onboard SYMBIOS firmware.
IrDA: Supports an optional infrared port module for wireless interface.
Concurrent PCI: Allows multiple PCI transfers from PCI master buses to memory to CPU.
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Multi-Speed: Supports Intel Pentium® II (233 to 450MHz) and CeleronTM (266MHz and
faster) processors.
Multi-Cache: Supports processors with or without Pipelined Burst Level 2 cache.
Intel AGPset: Features Intel’s 440BX AGPset with I/O subsystems and front-side bus (FSB)
platform, which boosts the traditional 66-MHz internal bus speed to 100MHz.
Enhanced ACPI and Anti-Boot Virus BIOS: Features a programmable BIOS, offering enhanced ACPI for Windows 98 compatibility, built-in hardware-based virus protection through
Trend ChipAway Virus, and autodetection of most devices for virtually automatic setup.
PC100 Memory Support: Equipped with three DIMM sockets to support Intel PC100compliant SDRAMs (8, 16, 32, 64, or 128MB) up to 384MB. These new SDRAMs are
necessary to meet the enhanced 100MHz bus speed requirement.
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II. FEATURES
The ASUS P2B Motherboard
ATX Power
Connector
CPU
Slot 1
Intel 440BX AGPset
3 DIMM Sockets
II. FEATURES
Motherboard Parts
T: PS/2 Mouse
B: PS/2 Keyboard
T: USB Port 1
B: USB Port 2
B: COM 1
T: Parallel
B: Serial
B: COM 2
Universal Folding
Retention Mechanism
Accelerated
Graphics Port
Wake-On-LAN
Connector
4 PCI Slots
Programmable
2Mbit Flash EEROM
Hardware
Monitoring ASIC
3 ISA Slots
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Layout of the ASUS P2B Motherboard
PWR_FAN
TOP:
Accelerated Graphics Port
Wake-On-LAN
Connector
PCI Slot 1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
(BIOS Power)
PCI Slot 2
CLRTC
PCI Slot 3
Intel PIIX4E
PCIset
CHASIS
BUS FREQ
JTPWR
Flash EEPROM
(Programable BIOS)
SBLINK
PRIMARY IDE
III. INSTALLATION
Board Layout
JTCPU
Multi-I/O
FS2
FS1
FS0
SECONDARY IDE
Intel
440BX
AGPset
BUS FREQ
FLOPPY
CPU Slot 1
COM 1
COM 2
Parallel Port
USB 2
DIMM Socket 3 (64/72 bit, 168 pin module)
BOTTOM:
Keyboard Power
USB 1
DIMM Socket 1 (64/72 bit, 168 pin module)
ATX Power Conenctor
TOP:
DIMM Socket 2 (64/72 bit, 168 pin module)
BOTTOM:
Keyboard
USB
CPU_FAN
Mouse
PS/2
PCI Slot 4
BF3
BF2
BF1
BF0
ISA Slot 1
Hardware
Monitor
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ASIC
CHA_FAN
ISA Slot 2
Infrared Connector
IDE LED
SMB Connector
ISA Slot 3
Panel Connectors
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Jumpers
1)
2)
3)
4)
CLRTC
KBPWR
FS0, FS1, FS2
BF0, BF1, BF2, BF3
p. 13 Clear Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM (Short/Clear CMOS)
p. 13 Keyboard Power
p. 14 CPU External Clock (BUS) Frequency Selection
p. 14 CPU Core:BUS Frequency Multiple
Expansion Slots/Sockets
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
System Memory
DIMM Sockets
CPU Slot 1
SLOT1, SLOT2, SLOT3
PCI1, PCI2,PCI3, PCI4
AGP
p. 17 System Memory Support
p. 18 DIMM Memory Module Support
p. 19 Pentium II/Celeron CPU Support
p. 24 16-bit ISA Bus Expansion Slots*
p. 24 32-bit PCI Bus Expansion Slots
p. 25 Accelerated Graphics Port
Hardware Monitor
1) JTPWR, JTCPU
p. 23 Thermal Sensor Connector
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
11)
12)
13)
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15)
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17)
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19)
20)
21)
22)
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Board Layout
Connectors
PS2KBMS
p. 26 PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6-pin female)
PS2KBMS
p. 26 PS/2 Mouse Connector (6-pin female)
PARALLEL
p. 27 Parallel (Printer) Port Connector (25-pin female)
COM1, COM2
p. 27 Serial Port COM1 & COM2 (two 9-pin male)
FLOPPY
p. 27 Floppy Drive Connector (34-pin block)
USB
p. 28 Universal Serial BUS Ports 1 & 2 (two 4-pin female)
Primary/Secondary IDE p. 28 Primary/Secondary IDE Connector (40-pin blocks)
IDELED
p. 28 IDE LED Activity Light (2 pins)
CHA_, PWR_, CPU_FAN p. 29 Chassis, Power Supply, CPU Fan Power Lead (3-pin block)
CHASIS
p. 29 Chassis Intrusion Alarm Lead (4-1 pins)
IR
p. 30 Infrared Port Module Connector (5 pins)
ATXPWR
p. 30 ATX Motherboard Power Connector (20-pin block)
WOL_CON
p. 31Wake on LAN Connector (3 pins)
SBLINK
p. 31 SB-Link™ Connector (6-1 pins)
SMB
p. 31 SMBus Connector (5-1 pins)
MSG.LED (PANEL) p. 32 System Message LED (2 pins)
SMI (PANEL)
p. 32 SMI Switch Lead (2 pins)
PWR.SW (PANEL)
p. 32 ATX Power & Soft-Off Switch Lead (2 pins)
RESET (PANEL)
p. 32 Reset Switch Lead (2 pins)
PWR.LED (PANEL)
p. 32 System Power LED Lead (3 pins)
KEYLOCK (PANEL)
p. 32 Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (2 pins)
SPEAKER (PANEL) p. 32 Speaker Output Connector (4 pins)
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The onboard hardware monitor uses the address 290H-297H so legacy ISA cards must not
use this address otherwise conflicts will occur.
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Installation Steps
Before using your computer, you must complete the following steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Set Jumpers
Install Memory Modules
Install the Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Install Expansion Cards
Connect Ribbon Cables, Cabinet Wires, and Power Supply
Setup the BIOS Software
1. Jumpers
III. INSTALLATION
Jumpers
WARNING! Computer motherboards and expansion cards contain very delicate
Integrated Circuit (IC) chips. To protect them against damage from static electricity, you should follow some precautions whenever you work on your computer.
1. Unplug your computer when working on the inside.
2. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do
not have one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a
metal object, such as the power supply case.
3. Hold components by the edges and try not to touch the IC chips, leads or
connectors, or other components.
4. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with
the component whenever the components are separated from the system.
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Jumper Settings
1. Clear Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM (CLRTC)
The CMOS RAM is powered by the onboard button cell battery. To clear the
RTC data: (1) Turn off your computer and unplug your AC power, (2) Short the
two points labeled CLRTC, (3) Turn on your computer, (4) Hold down
<Delete> during bootup and enter BIOS setup to re-enter user preferences.
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Short small solder points to clear CMOS
CLRTC
III. INSTALLATION
Jumpers
P2B Clear RTC RAM
2. Keyboard Power Up (KBPWR)
This allows you to disable or enable the keyboard power up function. Set to
Enable if you want to use your keyboard (by pressing <Spacebar>) to power up
your computer. This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at
least 300mA on the +5VSB lead and the new ACPI BIOS support. The default is
set to Disable because not all computers have the appropriate ATX power supply. Your computer will not function if you set this to Enable and if you do not
have the right ATX power supply.
KBPWR
1 2 3
1 2 3
Disable
Enable
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P2B Keyboard Power Up
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3. CPU Bus Frequency (FS0, FS1, FS2)
This option tells the clock generator what frequency to send to the CPU, DRAM, and
440BX AGPset. This allows the selection of the CPU’s External frequency (or BUS
Clock). The BUS Clock multiplied by the BUS Ratio equals the CPU’s Internal frequency (the advertised CPU speed).
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
3.5X (7/2)
1
2
3
1
2
3
4.0X (4/1)
4.5X (9/2)
5.0X (5/1)
1
2
3
1
2
3
1
2
3
FS0
FS1
FS2
FS0
FS1
FS2
FS0
FS1
FS2
FS0
FS1
FS2
FS0
FS1
FS2
FS0
FS1
FS2
1
2
3
P2B CPU
1
2
3
FS0
FS1
FS2
1
1
1
2
2
2
3
3
3
6.5X (13/2) 7.0X (7/1) 7.5X (15/2) 8.0X (8/1)
5.5x (11/2) 6.0x (6/1)
CPU Core:BUS Frequency Multiple
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Jumpers
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2
3
1
2
3
3.0X (3/1)
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
2.5x (5/2)
2.0x (2/1)
1
2
3
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
1
2
3
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
1
2
3
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
BF0
BF1
BF2
BF3
4. CPU Core:BUS Frequency Multiple (BF0, BF1, BF2, BF3)
This option sets the frequency ratio between the Internal frequency of the CPU
and the CPU’s External frequency. These must be set in conjunction with the CPU
Bus Frequency.
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2
3
1
2
3
66.8MHz 75MHz 83.3MHz 100.2MHz 103MHz 112MHz 133MHz
33.4MHz 37.5MHz 41.65MHz 33.3MHz 33.4MHz 37.3MHz 33.3MHz/
44.3MHz
CPU External Clock (BUS) Frequency Selection
CPU
PCI
WARNING! Frequencies above 100MHz exceed the specifications for the onboard Intel Chipset and are not guaranteed to be stable.
Set the jumpers by the Internal speed of your processor as follows:
Intel CPU Model
Pentium II
Pentium II
Pentium II
Freq. Ratio BUS F.
450MHz 4.5x 100MHz
400MHz 4.0x 100MHz
350MHz 3.5x 100MHz
Pentium II/Celeron 333MHz
Pentium II/Celeron 300MHz
Pentium II/Celeron 266MHz
5.0x
4.5x
4.0x
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
(BUS Freq.)
FS0 FS1 FS2
[1-2] [1-2] [1-2]
[1-2] [1-2] [1-2]
[1-2] [1-2] [1-2]
BF0
[1-2]
[2-3]
[1-2]
(Freq. Ratio)
BF1 BF2
[2-3] [1-2]
[2-3] [1-2]
[1-2] [2-3]
[1-2] [1-2] [2-3]
[1-2] [1-2] [2-3]
[1-2] [1-2] [2-3]
[2-3] [1-2] [1-2] [2-3]
[1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3]
[2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3]
BF3
[2-3]
[2-3]
[2-3]
NOTES: Overclocking your processor is not recommended. It may result in a slower
speed. Voltage Regulator Output Selection (VID) is not needed for the Pentium II
processor because it sends a VID signal directly to the onboard power controller.
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2. System Memory (DIMM)
This motherboard uses only Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMMs). Three sockets
are available for 3.3Volt (power level) unbuffered Synchronous Dynamic Random
Access Memory (SDRAM) of either 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 or 256MB to form a memory
size between 8MB to 768MB. One side (with memory chips) of the DIMM takes up
one row on the motherboard.
To utilize the chipset’s Error Checking and Correction (ECC) feature, you must use a
DIMM module with 9 chips per side (standard 8 chips/side + 1 ECC chip) and make
the proper settings through “Chipset Features Setup” in IV. BIOS SOFTWARE.
Memory speed setup is recommended through SDRAM Configuration under “Chipset
Features Setup”.
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System Memory
IMPORTANT (see General DIMM Notes below)
• SDRAMs used must be compatible with the current Intel PC100 SDRAM
specification.
Install memory in any combination as follows:
DIMM Location
168-pin DIMM
Total Memory
Socket 1 (Rows 0&1)
SDRAM 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256MB
x1
Socket 2 (Rows 2&3)
SDRAM 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256MB
x1
Socket 3 (Rows 4&5)
SDRAM 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256MB
x1
Total System Memory (Max 768MB) =
General DIMM Notes
• Use only PC100-compliant DIMMs. This motherboard operates at 100MHz, thus most
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systems will not even boot if non-compliant modules are used because of the strict timing issues involved under this speed.
Two possible memory chips are supported: SDRAM with and without ECC.
SDRAM chips are generally thinner with higher pin density than EDO (Extended Data
Output) chips.
BIOS shows SDRAM memory on bootup screen.
8 chips/side modules do not support ECC, only 9 chips/side modules support ECC.
Single-sided modules come in 16, 32, 64 ,128MB; double-sided come in 32, 64, 128, 256MB.
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DIMM Memory Installation Procedures:
Insert the module(s) as shown. Because the number of pins are different on either
side of the breaks, the module will only fit in the orientation as shown. DRAM
SIMM modules have the same pin contacts on both sides. SDRAM DIMMs have
different pin contacts on each side and therefore have a higher pin density.
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20 Pins 60 Pins
88 Pins
Lock
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System Memory
FRONT
P2B 168-Pin DIMM Memory Sockets
The DIMMs must be 3.3Volt unbuffered SDRAMs. To determine the DIMM type,
check the notches on the DIMMs (see figure below).
168-Pin DIMM Notch Key Definitions (3.3V)
DRAM Key Position
Unbuffered
RFU
Buffered
Voltage Key Position
Reserved
5.0V
3.3V
The notches on the DIMM will shift between left, center, or right to identify the type
and also to prevent the wrong type from being inserted into the DIMM slot on the
motherboard. You must tell your retailer the correct DIMM type before purchasing.
This motherboard supports four clock signals.
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3. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
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CPU
Your motherboard provides a Slot 1 connector for a Pentium® II processor packaged
in a Single Edge Contact Cartridge (SECC/SECC2) or a Celeron™ processor packaged in a Single Edge Processor Package (SEPP).
Heatsinks
The recommended heatsinks (see section on recommended heatsinks for Pentium II
processors for more information) for the boxed Pentium II and Celeron processors
are those with three-pin fans that can be connected to the fan connectors on the
motherboard.
WARNING! Be sure that there is sufficient air circulation across the processor’s
heatsink by regularly checking that your CPU fan is working. Without sufficient
circulation, the processor could overheat and damage both the processor and the
motherboard. You may install an auxiliary fan, if necessary.
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Installing the Processor
1. Unlock the URM’s Folding Support Arms:
The folding support arms of the URM are
locked when shipped.
The URM is now ready for the installation
of your processor.
Unlocked Folding
Support Arms
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CPU
2. Attach the Heatsink
NOTE: Follow carefully the heatsink attachment instructions included with your
heatsink or processor. The following steps are provided only as a general guide
and may not reflect those for your heatsink.
SECC with Pentium® II
Place the SECC face down on a flat surface
and lay the heat sink flush on the back (metal
side) of the SECC. Check the orientation of
the heatsink against the illustration below.
The thicker fin must be orientated toward the
SECC2 with Pentium® II/SEPPwith Celeron™
Insert the heatsink clip through the holes at the
SECC2/SEPP’s back, making sure that the bottom of the clip plate sits against the processors’s
back. Remove the tab from the thermal grease,
which is located on the bottom of the heatsink)
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WARNING! Make sure the heatsink is mounted tightly against the SECC, SECC2
or SEPP; otherwise, the CPU will overheat. You may install an auxiliary fan to
provide adequate circulation across the processor’s passive heatsink.
3. Insert the SECC/SECC2/SEPP
SECC with Pentium® II only: Push the SECC’s two locks inward until you hear
a click (the picture in step 2 shows the locks in the outward position and inward in
the picture below).
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With the heatsink facing the motherboard’s chipset, push the SECC, SECC2, or
SEPP gently but firmly into the Slot 1 connector until it is fully inserted.
4. Secure the SECC/SECC2/SEPP
Secure the SECC/SECC2/SEPP in place by pushing the SECC/SECC2/SEPP
until it is firmly seated on the Slot 1 connector.
SECC with Pentium® II only: The SECC locks should be outward when secured so that the lock shows through the retention mechanism’s lock holes.
5. Attach the Thermal Sensor Cable (optional): If you purchased an ASUS Smart
Fan (ASUS S-P2FAN) with an integrated thermal sensor cable (ASUS P2T-Cable)
or purchased separately the P2T-Cable, you can connect the thermal sensor cable to
your motherboard’s thermal sensor connector. (See next page for information on
ASUS Smart Thermal Solutions.)
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ASUS Smart Thermal Solutions
ASUS provides two smart solutions to Slot 1 CPU thermal problems: the ASUS
Smart Fan or ASUS S-P2FAN and the ASUS P2T-Cable.
ASUS S-P2FAN
Thermal Sensor
CPU Fan Cable
Rock Arm
The optional ASUS Smart Fan or Cable
ASUS S-P2FAN is a CPU fan for a
Pentium® II processor packaged in
an SECC. Unlike other CPU thermal
solutions, the ASUS S-P2FAN has
an integrated thermal sensor located near the center of the CPU heat source. The
sensor is optimized by ASUS to give the most accurate reading of the CPU temperature, thus provides the best protection to your computer system.
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To Use the ASUS S-P2FAN
See 2. Attach the Heatsink on the preceding page for the relevant procedures. Note
that the S-P2FAN comes with a rock arm design for easy FAN/CPU installation.
ASUS P2T-Cable
The optional ASUS P2T-Cable can be
used for a Pentium® II processor packaged in an SECC/SECC2 or a
Celeron™ processor packaged in an
SEPP .
Sensor
Sensor Connector Plug
NOTE: The ASUS P2T-Cable can only be used in a Slot 1 motherboard with a
2-pin thermal sensor connector.
To Use the ASUS P2T-Cable
NOTE: The following procedures assume that you have properly attached a
heatsink onto an SECC/SECC2/SEPP.
1. Simply peel off the tab from the sensor and then stick the sensor near the middle
edge of the Intel boxed processor heatsink with fan (middle) or to either the
upper or lower edge of the Celeron™ heatsink (right), as indicated.
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Tab
Sensor
← OR STICK ABOUT HERE
WARNING! Do not insert the sensor between the processor and heatsink, otherwise, it will cause damage to the P2T-Cable.
IMPORTANT! ASUS guarantees accurate readings only for the ASUS Smart
Fan and the Intel boxed processor heatsink with fan because both have similar
heat distribution and heatsink material.
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2. Connect the P2T-Cable to the CPU thermal sensor connector (JTCPU).
Recommended Heatsinks for Slot 1 Processors
The recommended heatsinks for the Slot 1 processors are those with three-pin fans,
such as the ASUS Smart Fan, that can be connected to the motherboard’s CPU fan
connector. These heatsinks, such as the Elan Vital Heatsink with Fan, dissipate heat
more efficiently and with an optional hardware monitor, they can monitor the fan’s
RPM and use the alert function with the Intel LANDesk Client Manager (LDCM)
and the ASUS PC Probe software.
Elan Vital Heatsink with Fan
To install, simply follow the procedures for Installing the Processor. The Elan Vital heatsink,
however, comes with a lever to clamp the heatsink
into the SEC cartridge. Mount the heatsink in the
orientation as shown then flip the lever from “Unlock” to “Lock.”
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4. Expansion Cards
WARNING! Unplug your power supply when adding or removing expansion
cards or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to
both your motherboard and expansion cards.
Expansion Card Installation Procedure
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Expansion Cards
1. Read the documentation for your expansion card and make any necessary hardware or software settings for your expansion card, such as jumpers.
2. Remove your computer system’s cover and the bracket plate on the slot you
intend to use. Keep the bracket for possible future use.
3. Carefully align the card’s connectors and press firmly.
4. Secure the card on the slot with the screw you removed above.
5. Replace the computer system’s cover.
6. Set up the BIOS if necessary
(such as IRQ xx Used By ISA: Yes in PNP AND PCI SETUP)
7. Install the necessary software drivers for your expansion card.
Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards
Some expansion cards need to use an IRQ to operate. Generally, an IRQ must be
exclusively assigned to one use. In a standard design, there are 16 IRQs available
but most of them are already in use, leaving 6 IRQs free for expansion cards. If your
motherboard has audio onboard, an extra 3 IRQs will be used, leaving 3 IRQs free.
Both ISA and PCI expansion cards may require to use IRQs. System IRQs are available to cards installed in the ISA expansion bus first, then any remaining IRQs are
available to PCI cards. Currently, there are two types of ISA cards. The original ISA
expansion card design, now referred to as legacy ISA cards, requires that you configure the card’s jumpers manually and then install it in any available slot on the ISA
bus. You may use the Microsoft Diagnostics (MSD.EXE) utility located in the Windows directory to see a map of your used and free IRQs. If you use Windows 95, the
Resources tab under Device Manager displays the resource settings being used by
a particular device (to gain access, double-click the System icon under the Control
Panel program). Ensure that no two devices share the same IRQs or your computer
will experience problems when those two devices are in use at the same time.
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To simplify this process, this motherboard complies with the Plug and Play (PnP
specification, which was developed to allow automatic system configuration whenever a PnP-compliant card is added to the system. For PnP cards, IRQs are assigned
automatically from those available.
If the system has both legacy and PnP ISA cards installed, IRQs are assigned to PnP
cards from those not used by legacy cards. The PCI and PNP configuration section
of the BIOS setup utility can be used to assign which IRQs are being used by legacy
cards. For older legacy cards that do not work with the BIOS, you may contact your
vendor for an ISA Configuration Utility.
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DMA Channels
An IRQ number is automatically assigned to PCI expansion cards after those used
by legacy and PnP ISA cards. In the PCI bus design, the BIOS automatically assigns
an IRQ to a PCI slot that contains a card requiring an IRQ. To install a PCI card, you
need to set the INT (interrupt assignment). Since all the PCI slots on this motherboard use an INTA #, set the jumpers on your PCI cards to INT A.
Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards
Some ISA cards, both legacy and PnP, may also need to use a DMA (Direct Memory
Access channel. DMA assignments for this motherboard are handled the same way
as the IRQ assignment process described earlier. You can select a DMA channel in
the PCI and PnP configuration section of the BIOS Setup utility.
IMPORTANT: To avoid conflicts, reserve the necessary IRQs and DMAs for legacy
ISA cards (under PNP AND PCI SETUP of the BIOS SOFTWARE, choose Yes in IRQ
xx Used By ISA and DMA x Used By ISA for those IRQs and DMAs you want to reserve.
ISA Cards and Hardware Monitor
The onboard hardware monitor uses the address 290H-297H so legacy ISA cards
must not use this address or else conflicts will occur.
Accelerated Graphics Port
This motherboard provides an accelerated graphics port (AGP) slot to support a new
generation of graphics cards with ultra-high memory bandwidth, such as an ASUS
3D Hardware Accelerator.
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5. External Connectors
IMPORTANT: Ribbon cables should always be connected with the red stripe on the
Pin 1 side of the connector. The four corners of the connectors are labeled on the
motherboard. Pin 1 is the side closest to the power connector on hard drives and floppy
drives. IDE ribbon cable must be less than 46cm (18in), with the second drive connector no more than 15cm (6in) from the first connector.
1. PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6-pin Female)
This connection is for a standard keyboard using an PS/2 plug (mini DIN). This
connector will not allow standard AT size (large DIN) keyboard plugs. You
may use a DIN to mini DIN adapter on standard AT keyboards.
PS/2 Keyboard (6-pin Female)
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3. Parallel Port Connector (25-pin Female)
You can enable the parallel port and choose the IRQ through “Onboard Parallel
Port” in Chipset Features Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE. NOTE: Serial printers must be connected to the serial port.
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DMA
Connectors
Channels
Parallel (Printer) Port (25-pin Female)
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6. Universal Serial BUS Ports 1 & 2 (Two 4-pin Female)
Two USB ports are available for connecting USB devices.
USB 1
Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2
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Connectors
7. Primary / Secondary IDE Connectors (Two 40-1pin IDE)
These connectors support the provided IDE hard disk ribbon cable. After connecting the single end to the board, connect the two plugs at the other end to your hard
disk(s). If you install two hard disks, you must configure the second drive to Slave
mode by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer to the documentation of your hard
disk for the jumper settings. BIOS now supports SCSI device or IDE CD-ROM
bootup (see “HDD Sequence SCSI/IDE First” & “Boot Sequence” in the BIOS
Features Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE) (Pin 20 is removed to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using ribbon cables with pin 20 plugged).
TIP: You may configure two hard disks to be both Masters using one ribbon
cable on the primary IDE connector and another ribbon cable on the secondary
IDE connector. You may install one operating system on an IDE drive and another on a SCSI drive and select the boot disk through BIOS Features Setup.
NOTE: Orient the red stripe to PIN 1
PIN 1
Secondary IDE Connector
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Primary IDE Connector
P2B IDE Connectors
8. IDE Device Activity LED (2-pin IDELED)
This connector supplies power to the cabinet’s IDE device activity LED. Read
and write activity by devices connected to the Primary or Secondary IDE connectors will cause the LED to light up.
IDELED
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TIP: If the case-mounted LED does not light,
try reversing the 2-pin plug.
P2B IDE Activity LED
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9. Chassis / CPU / Power Supply Fan Connectors (3-pin FAN)
These connectors support cooling fans of 500mA (6W) or less. Orientate the
fans so that the heat sink fins allow airflow to go across the onboard heat sink(s)
instead of the expansion slots. Depending on the fan manufacturer, the wiring
and plug may be different. The red wire should be positive, while the black
should be ground. Connect the fan’s plug to the board taking into consideration
the polarity of the this connector.
NOTE: The “Rotation” signal is to be used only by a specially designed fan
with rotation signal.
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Connectors
WARNING! The CPU and/or motherboard will overheat if there is no airflow
across the CPU and onboard heatsinks. Damage may occur to the motherboard
and/or the CPU fan if these pins are incorrectly used. These are not jumpers,
do not place jumper caps over these pins.
R
Rotation
+12V
GND
Power Supply Fan
CPU Fan Power
Chassis Fan Power
P2B 12Volt Cooling Fan Power
10. Chassis Intrusion Alarm Lead (4-1 pin CHASIS)
This requires an external detection mechanism such as a chassis intrusion monitor/sensor or microswitch. The sensor is triggered when a high level signal is
sent to the CHASIS lead. This occurs when the side panel is opened or drive bay
doors are opened.
NOTE: When the chassis is opened, connect/short the Chassis Signal pin to the
+5VSB pin. When the chassis is opened, connect/short the Chassis Signal pin to
the Ground pin.
+5VSB
Chassis Signal
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Ground
P2B Chassis Intrusion Alarm Lead
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11. IrDA-Compliant Infrared Module Connector (5-pin IR)
This connector supports the optional wireless transmitting and receiving infrared
module. This module mounts to a small opening on system cases that support this
feature. You must also configure the setting through “UART2 Use Infrared” in
Chipset Features Setup to select whether UART2 is directed for use with COM2
or IrDA. Use the five pins as shown on the Back View and connect a ribbon cable
from the module to the motherboard according to the pin definitions.
Front View
Back View
+5V
(NC)
IRRX
GND
IRTX
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+5V
IRTX
GND
FIRRX
IRRX
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P2B Infrared Module Connector
For the infrared feature to be available,
you must connect the optional Infrared
(IrDA) module to the motherboard
+5.0 Volts
+5.0 Volts
-5.0 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
PWR Supply On
Ground
-12.0Volts
+3.3Volts
12. ATX Power Supply Connector (20-pin ATXPWR)
This connector connects to a ATX power supply. The plug from the power supply will only insert in one orientation because of the different hole sizes. Find
the proper orientation and push down firmly but gently making sure that the pins
are aligned.
+12.0Volts
+5V Standby
Power Good
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+3.3 Volts
+3.3 Volts
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P2B ATX Power Connector
IMPORTANT: Make sure that your ATX power supply can supply at least
10mAmp on the 5-volt standby lead (5VSB). You may experience difficulty in
powering on your system if your power supply cannot support the load. For
Wake on LAN support, your ATX power supply must supply at least 720mA.
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13. Wake-on-LAN Connector (3-pin WOL_CON)
The WOL_CON connector powers up the system when a wakeup packet or
signal is received from the network through the ASUS PCI-L101 LAN card (see
section VII. ASUS LAN Card).
IMPORTANT: This feature requires that the WAKE On LAN Power Up Control is
set to Enabled (see “Power Management Setup” under IV. BIOS SOFTWARE) and
that your system has an ATX power supply with at least 720mA +5V standby power.
+5VSB
(No Connection)
Ground
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P2B Wake on LAN Connector
PC/PCI Grant Sideband Signal
PC/PCI Request Sideband Signal
DGND
1
2
5
6
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14. SB-Link™ Connector (6-1 pin SBLINK)
Using Intel’s PC-PCI DMA and serialized IRQ protocols found in this
motherboard’s AGPset, this connector allows Sound Blaster 16 compatibility to
AWE64D (Digital) or other PCI audio cards, enabling users to play Real-mode
DOS games and multimedia applications. SB-Link acts as a bridge between the
motherboard and the PCI audio card by providing the DMA and IRQ signals
present in the ISA bus but not available on the PCI bus.
DGND
Serial IRQ
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SBLINK
NOTE: Pin 3 is removed to ensure the
correct orientation of the cable on it.
P2B SB-Link™ Connector
15. SMBus Connector (5-1 pin SMB)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus devices. SMBus devices communicate by means of the SMBus with an SMBus host and/or other SMBus devices. The SMBus or System Management Bus is a specific implementation of
an I2C bus, which is a multi-master bus, that is, multiple chips can be connected
to the same bus and each one can act as a master by initiating data transfer.
1
SMBCLK
Ground
SMBDATA
+5V
R
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16. Message LED Lead (MSG.LED)
This indicates whether a message has been received from a fax/modem. The
LED will remain lit when there is no signal and blink when there is data transfer
or waiting in the inbox. This function requires ACPI OS and driver support.
17. SMI Suspend Switch Lead (SMI)
This allows the user to manually place the system into a suspend mode or “Green”
mode where system activity will be instantly decreased to save electricity and
expand the life of certain components when the system is not in use. This 2-pin
connector (see the figure below) connects to the case-mounted suspend switch.
If you do not have a switch for the connector, you may use the “Turbo Switch”
since it does not have a function. SMI is activated when it detects a short to open
moment and therefore leaving it shorted will not cause any problems. This may
require one or two pushes depending on the position of the switch.
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18. ATX Power Switch / Soft Power Switch (PWR.SW)
The system power is controlled by a momentary switch connected to this lead.
Pushing the button once will switch the system between ON and SLEEP. Pushing the switch while in the ON mode for more than 4 seconds will turn the
system off. The system power LED shows the status of the system’s power.
19. Reset Switch Lead (RESET)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting
your computer without having to turn off your power switch. This is a preferred
method of rebooting to prolong the life of the system’s power supply.
20. System Power LED (PWR LED)
This 3-pin connector connects the system power LED, which lights when the
system is powered on and blinks when it is in sleep mode.
21. Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (KEYLOCK)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted key switch to allow keyboard locking.
22. Speaker Connector (SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker.
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Message
LED
SMI Lead
ATX Power
Switch*
Reset SW
+5 V
+5 V
MLED
ExtSMI#
Ground
PWR_SW
+3VSB
ResetCon
Ground
Keyboard Lock
+5V
Ground
Ground
SPKR
Speaker
Connector
* Requires an ATX power supply.
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Power LED
PLED
KEYLOCK
Ground
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Power Connection Procedures
1. After all connections are made, close the system case cover.
2. Be sure that all switches are off (in some systems, marked with ).
3. Connect the power supply cord into the power supply located on the back of
your system case according to your system user’s manual.
4. Connect the power cord into a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
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5. You may then turn on your devices in the following order:
a.
Your monitor
b.
External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c.
Your system power. For ATX power supplies, you need to switch
on the power supply as well as press the ATX power switch on the
front of the case.
6. The power LED on the front panel of the system case will light. For ATX power
supplies, the system LED will light when the ATX power switch is pressed. The
monitor LED may light up after the system’s if it complies with “green” standards or if it has a power standby feature. The system will then run power-on
tests. While the tests are running, additional messages will appear on the screen.
If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turn on the
power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Recheck your jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance.
7. During power-on, hold down <Delete> to enter BIOS setup. Follow the instructions in the next section, BIOS SOFTWARE.
* Powering Off your computer: You must first exit or shut down your operating
system before switching off the power switch. For ATX power supplies, you
can press the ATX power switch after exiting or shutting down your operating
system. If you use Windows 95, click the Start button, click Shut Down, and
then click Shut down the computer?. The system will give three quick beeps
after about 30 seconds and then power off after Windows shuts down.
NOTE: The message “You can now safely turn off your computer” will not
appear when shutting down with ATX power supplies.
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
Flash Memory Writer Utility
This motherboard has an onboard SCSI BIOS and boot virus protection and therefore, requires a 2Mbit flash ROM.
AFLASH.EXE: This is the Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS by uploading
a new BIOS file to the 2Mbit programmable flash ROM chip on the motherboard. To determine the BIOS version of your motherboard, check the last four numbers of the code displayed on the upper left-hand corner of your screen during bootup. Larger numbers represent
a newer BIOS file. This file works only in DOS mode.
NOTE: The following screen displays are provided as examples only and may not reflect the
screen contents displayed on your system.
IV. BIOS
Flash Memory Writer
IMPORTANT! If “unknown” is displayed after Flash Memory:, the memory chip is
either not programmable or is not supported by the ACPI BIOS and therefore, cannot be
programmed by the Flash Memory Writer utility.
Main Menu
1. Save Current BIOS To File
This option allows you to save a
copy of the original motherboard
BIOS in case you need to reinstall
it. It is recommended that you save
AFLASH.EXE and the BIOS file
to a bootable floppy disk.
To save your current BIOS, type
[1] at the Main Menu and then
press <Enter>. The Save Current
BIOS To File screen appears.
Type a filename and the path, for example, A:\440BX-1 and then press <Enter>.
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2. Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD
This option updates the boot block, the baseboard BIOS, and the ACPI extended system configuration data (ESCD) parameter block from a new BIOS file. See the next page for procedures on downloading an updated BIOS file.
To update your current BIOS,
type 2 at the Main Menu and
then press <Enter>. The Update
BIOS Including Boot Block
and ESCD screen appears. Type
the filename of your new BIOS
and the path, for example,
A:\BX2I1002.AWD, and then
press <Enter>.
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Flash Memory Writer
When prompted to confirm the
BIOS update, press Y to start the
update.
The utility starts to program the
new BIOS information into the
flash ROM. When the programming is finished, Flashed Successfully will be displayed.
Follow the onscreen instructions
to continue.
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Managing and Updating Your Motherboard’s BIOS
Upon First Use of the Computer System
1. Create a bootable system floppy disk by typing [FORMAT A:/S] from the DOS
prompt without creating “AUTOEXEC.BAT” and “CONFIG.SYS” files.
2. Copy AFLASH.EXE to the just created boot disk.
3. Run AFLASH.EXE from this new disk and select option 1. Save Current BIOS
to File. See 1. Save Current BIOS To File on the previous page for more details and the rest of the steps.
Updating BIOS Procedures (only when necessary)
1. Download an updated ASUS BIOS file from the Internet (WWW or FTP) or a
BBS (Bulletin Board Service) (see ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION on page
3 for details) and save to the disk you created earlier.
2. Boot from the disk you created earlier.
3. At the “A:\” prompt, type AFLASH and then press <Enter>.
4. At the Main Menu, type 2 and then press <Enter>. See 2. Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD on the previous page for more details and the
rest of the steps.
IV. BIOS
Updating BIOS
WARNING! If you encounter problems while updating the new BIOS, DO NOT
turn off your system since this might prevent your system from booting up. Just
repeat the process, and if the problem still persists, update the original BIOS file
you saved to disk above. If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able to
successfully update a complete BIOS file, your system may not be able to boot
up. If this happens, your system will need service.
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6. BIOS Setup
The motherboard supports two programmable Flash ROM chips: 5 Volt and 12
Volt. Either of these memory chips can be updated when BIOS upgrades are released. Use the Flash Memory Writer utility to download the new BIOS file into the
ROM chip as described in detail in this section.
All computer motherboards provide a Setup utility program for specifying the system configuration and settings. If your motherboard came in a computer system, the
proper configuration entries may have already been made. If so, invoke the Setup
utility, as described later, and take note of the configuration settings for future reference; in particular, the hard disk specifications.
If you are installing the motherboard, reconfiguring your system or you receive a
Run Setup message, you will need to enter new setup information. This section
describes how to configure your system using this utility.
IV. BIOS
BIOS Setup
The BIOS ROM of the system stores the Setup utility. When you turn on the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. This appears during the Power-On Self Test (POST). Press <Delete> to call up the Setup
utility. If you are a little bit late pressing the mentioned key(s), POST will continue
with its test routines, thus preventing you from calling up Setup. If you still need to
call Setup, reset the system by pressing <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing
the Reset button on the system case. You can also restart by turning the system off
and then back on again. But do so only if the first two methods fail.
When you invoke Setup, the CMOS SETUP UTILITY main program screen will
appear with the following options:
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Load Defaults
The “Load BIOS Defaults” option loads the minimum settings for troubleshooting.
“Load Setup Defaults”, on the other hand, is for loading optimized defaults for
regular use. Choosing defaults at this level, will modify all applicable settings.
A section at the bottom of the above screen displays the control keys for this screen.
Take note of these keys and their respective uses. Another section just below the
control keys section displays information on the currently highlighted item in the list.
Standard CMOS Setup
This “Standard CMOS Setup” option allows you to record some basic system hardware configuration and set the system clock and error handling. If the motherboard
is already installed in a working system, you will not need to select this option
anymore. However, if the configuration stored in the CMOS memory on the board
gets lost or damaged, or if you change your system hardware configuration, you will
need to respecify the configuration values. The configuration values usually get lost
or corrupted when the power of the onboard CMOS battery weakens.
IV. BIOS
Standard CMOS
The preceding screen provides you with a list of options. At the bottom of this screen
are the control keys for this screen. Take note of these keys and their respective uses.
User-configurable fields appear in a different color. If you need information on the
selected field, press <F1>. The help menu will then appear to provide you with the
information you need. The memory display at the lower right-hand side of the screen
is read-only and automatically adjusts accordingly.
Details of Standard CMOS Setup:
Date
To set the date, highlight the “Date” field and then press either <Page Up>/<Page Down>
or <+>/<–> to set the current date. Follow the month, day and year format. Valid values
for month, day and year are: Month: (1 to 12), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (up to 2079)
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Time
To set the time, highlight the “Time” field and then press either <Page Up>/<Page Down>
or <+>/<–> to set the current time. Follow the hour, minute and second format. Valid
values for hour, minute and second are: (Hour: (00 to 23), Minute: (00 to 59), Second:
(00 to 59). Press <Enter> twice if you do not want to modify the current time.
NOTE: You can bypass the date and time prompts by creating an AUTOEXEC.BAT
file. For information on how to create this file, please refer to the MS-DOS manual.
Hard Disks
This field records the specifications for all non-SCSI hard disk drives installed in
your system. The onboard PCI IDE connectors provide Primary and Secondary
channels for connecting up to four IDE hard disks or other IDE devices. Each channel can support up to two hard disks; the first of which is the “master” and the
second is the “slave”.
Specifications for SCSI hard disks need not to be entered here since they operate
using device drivers and are not supported by any the BIOS. If you install either the
optional PCI-SC200 or PCI-SC860 SCSI controller card into the motherboard, see
section VI for instructions. If you install other vendor’s SCSI controller card, refer
to their respective documentations on how to install the required SCSI drivers.
IV. BIOS
Standard CMOS
For IDE hard disk drive setup, you can:
• Use the Auto setting for detection during bootup.
• Use the IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION in the main menu to automatically
enter the drive specifications.
• Enter the specifications yourself manually by using the “User” option.
The entries for specifying the hard disk type include CYLS (number of cylinders),
HEAD (number of read/write heads), PRECOMP (write precompensation), LANDZ
(landing zone), SECTOR (number of sectors) and MODE. The SIZE field automatically adjusts according to the configuration you specify. The documentation
that comes with your hard disk should provide you with the information regarding
the drive specifications.
The MODE entry is for IDE hard disks only, and can be ignored for MFM and ESDI
drives. This entry provides three options: Normal, Large, LBA, or Auto (see below).
Set MODE to the Normal for IDE hard disk drives smaller than 528MB; set it to
LBA for drives over 528MB that support Logical Block Addressing (LBA) to allow
larger IDE hard disks; set it to Large for drives over 528MB that do not support
LBA. Large type of drive can only be used with MS-DOS and is very uncommon.
Most IDE drives over 528MB support the LBA mode.
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Auto detection of hard disks on bootup
For each field: Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master, and Secondary
Slave, you can select Auto under the TYPE and MODE fields. This will enable auto
detection of your IDE hard disk during bootup. This will allow you to change your
hard disks (with the power off) and then power on without having to reconfigure
your hard disk type. If you use older hard disks that do not support this feature, then
you must configure the hard disk in the standard method as described earlier by the
“User” option.
NOTE: After the IDE hard disk drive information has been entered into BIOS, new
IDE hard disk drives must be partitioned (such as with FDISK) and then formatted
before data can be read from and write on. Primary IDE hard disk drives must have
its partition set to active (also possible with FDISK).
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Drive A / Drive B (None)
These fields record the types of floppy disk drives installed in your system. The
available options for drives A and B are: 360KB, 5.25 in.; 1.2MB, 5.25 in.; 720KB,
3.5 in.; 1.44MB, 3.5 in.; 2.88MB, 3.5 in.; None
IV. BIOS
Standard CMOS
To enter the configuration value for a particular drive, highlight its corresponding
field and then select the drive type using the left- or right-arrow keys.
Floppy 3 Mode Support (Disabled)
This is the Japanese standard floppy drive. The standard stores 1.2MB in a 3.5inch
diskette. This is normally disabled but you may choose from either: Drive A, Drive
B, Both, and Disabled
Video (EGA/VGA)
Set this field to the type of video display card installed in your system. The options
are EGA/VGA, CGA 49, CGA 80, and Mono (for Hercules or MDA).
If you are using a VGA or any higher resolution card, choose EGA/VGA.
Halt On (All Errors)
This field determines which types of errors will cause the system to halt. Choose from
All Errors; No Errors; All,But Keyboard, All,But Diskette; and All,But Disk/Key.
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BIOS Features Setup
This “BIOS Features Setup” option consists of configuration entries that allow you
to improve your system performance, or let you set up some system features according to your preference. Some entries are required by the motherboard’s design to
remain in their default settings.
IV. BIOS
BIOS Features
A section at the lower right of the screen displays the control keys you can use. Take
note of these keys and their respective uses. If you need information on a particular
entry, highlight it and then press <F1>. A pop-up help menu will appear to provide
you with the information you need. <F5> loads the last set values, <F6> and <F7>
loads the BIOS default values and Setup default values, respectively.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of BIOS Features Setup
CPU Internal Core Speed (350MHz)
This function is reserved for future use and is currently disabled.
Boot Virus Detection (Enabled)
This field allows you to set boot virus detection, ensuring a virus-free boot sector.
This new antivirus solution is unlike native BIOS tools, which offer limited virus
protection typically by write-protecting the partition table. With this new solution,
your computer is protected against boot virus threats earlier in the boot cycle, that is,
before they have a chance to load into your system. This ensures your computer
boots to a clean operating system. The system halts and displays a warning message
when it detects a virus. If this occurs, you can either allow the operation to continue
or use a virus-free bootable floppy disk to restart and investigate your system. Because of conflicts with new operating systems, for example, during installation of
new softwares, you may have to set this to Disabled to prevent write errors.
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CPU Level 1 Cache / CPU Level 2 Cache (Enabled)
These fields allow you to choose from the default of Enabled or choose Disabled to
turn on or off the CPU’s Level 1 and Level 2 built-in cache.
CPU Level 2 Cache ECC Check (Disabled)
This function controls the ECC check capability in the CPU level 2 cache.
BIOS Update (Enabled)
This functions as an update loader integrated into the BIOS to supply the processor
with the required data. The BIOS will load the update on all processors during
system bootup in the default position of 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 forth time. Setup default setting for this field is Enabled. A
complete test of the system is done on each test.
HDD Sequence SCSI/IDE First (IDE)
When using both SCSI and IDE hard disk drives, IDE is always the boot disk using
drive letter C (default setting of IDE). This new feature allows a SCSI hard disk
drive to be the boot disk when set to SCSI. This allows multiple operating systems
to be used on both IDE and SCSI drives or the primary operating system to boot
using a SCSI hard disk drive.
IV. BIOS
BIOS Features
Boot Sequence (A,C)
This field determines where the system looks first for an operating system. Options
are A,C; A,CDROM,C; CDROM,C,A; D,A; E,A; F,A; C only; LS/ZIP, C; and C,A.
The setup default setting is to check first the floppy disk and then the hard disk
drive, that is, A, C.
Boot Up Floppy Seek (Disabled)
When enabled, the BIOS will seek drive A once.
Floppy Disk Access Control (R/W)
This allows protection of files from the computer system to be copied to floppy
disks by allowing the setting of Read Only to only allow reads from the floppy disk
drive but not writes. The setup default R/W allows both reads and writes.
IDE HDD Block Mode Sectors (HDD MAX)
This field enhances hard disk performance by making multi-sector transfers instead
of one sector per transfer. Most IDE drives, except older versions, can utilize this
feature. Selections are HDD MAX, Disabled, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32.
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Security Option (System)
When you specify a Supervisor Password and/or User Password (explained later in
this section), the Security Option field determines when the system prompts for the
password. The default setting is System, where the system prompts for the User
Password every time you start your system. The other option is Setup, where the
system goes through its startup routine unless the Setup utility is called, when the
system prompts for the Supervisor Password.
PS/2 Mouse Function Control (Auto)
The default of Auto allows the system to detect a PS/2 mouse on bootup. If detected,
IRQ12 will be used for the PS/2 mouse. IRQ12 will be reserved for expansion cards
if a PS/2 mouse is not detected. Enabled will always reserve IRQ12, whether on
bootup a PS/2 mouse is detected or not.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop (Disabled)
Some display cards that are nonstandard VGA such as graphics accelerators or MPEG
Video Cards may not show colors properly. The setting Enabled should correct this
problem. Otherwise leave this on the setup default setting of Disabled.
OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M (Disabled)
When using OS/2 operating systems with installed DRAM of greater than 64MB,
you need to set this option to Enabled otherwise leave this on Disabled.
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IV. BIOS
BIOS Features
Video ROM BIOS Shadow (Enabled)
This field allows you to change the video BIOS location from ROM to RAM. Relocating to RAM enhances system performance, as information access is faster than
the ROM.
C8000-CBFFF to DC000-DFFFF (Disabled)
These fields are used for shadowing other expansion card ROMs. If you install
other expansion cards with ROMs on them, you will need to know which addresses
the ROMs use to shadow them specifically. Shadowing a ROM reduces the memory
available between 640K and 1024K by the amount used for this purpose.
Boot Up NumLock Status (On)
This field enables users to activate the Number Lock function upon system boot.
Typematic Rate Setting (Disabled)
When enabled, you can set the two typematic controls listed next. Setup default
setting is Disabled.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) (6)
This field controls the speed at which the system registers repeated keystrokes.
Options range from 6 to 30 characters per second. Setup default setting is 6; other
settings are 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, and 30.
Typematic Delay (Msec) (250)
This field sets the time interval for displaying the first and second characters. Four
delay rate options are available: 250, 500, 750, and 1000.
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Chipset Features Setup
This “Chipset Features Setup” option controls the configuration of the board’s chipset.
Control keys for this screen are the same as for the previous screen.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of Chipset Features Setup
IV. BIOS
Chipset Features
SDRAM Configuration (By SPD)
This sets the optimal timings for items 2-5. Leave on default setting.
SDRAM CAS Latency (2T)
This controls the latency between SDRAM read command and the time that the data
actually becomes available. Leave on default setting.
SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (3T)
This controls the latency between SDRAM active command and the read/write command. Leave on default setting.
SDRAM RAS Precharge Time (3T)
This controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to SDRAM. Leave
on default setting.
DRAM Idle Timer (16T)
This controls the idle clocks before closing an opened SDRAM page. Leave on
default setting.
SDRAM MA Wait State (Normal)
This controls the leadoff clocks for CPU read cycles. Leave on default setting.
Snoop Ahead (Enabled)
Enabled will allow PCI streaming. Leave on default setting.
Host Bus Fast Data Ready (Enabled)
Leave on default setting.
16-bit I/O Recovery Time (1 BUSCLK) / 8-bit I/O Recovery Time (1 BUSCLK)
Timing for 16-bit and 8-bit ISA cards, respectively. Leave on default setting.
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Graphics Aperture Size (64MB)
Memory-mapped, graphics data structures can reside in a Graphics Aperture. Leave
on default setting.
Video Memory Cache Mode (UC)
USWC (uncacheable, speculative write combining) is a new cache technology for
the video memory of the processor. It can greatly improve the display speed by
caching the display data. You must leave this on the default setting of UC
(uncacheable) if your display card cannot support this feature or else your system
may not boot.
PCI 2.1 Support (Enabled)
This function allows you to enable or disable PCI 2.1 features including passive release
and delayed transaction. Leave Enabled (default setting) for PCI 2.1 compliancy.
Memory Hole At 15M–16M (Disabled)
Enabling this feature reserves 15MB to 16MB memory address space to ISA expansion cards that specifically require this setting. This makes the memory from 15MB
and up unavailable to the system. Expansion cards can only access memory up to
16MB. The default is Disabled.
IV. BIOS
Chipset Features
DRAM are xx bits wide
If all your DRAM modules have ECC chips (e.g., 8 chips + 1 ECC chips), they are
considered 72bits and the following will be displayed:
If your DRAM modules do not have ECC chips (e.g. 8 chips), they are considered
64 bits and the following will be displayed instead:
Data Integrity Mode (Non-ECC)
Non-ECC has byte-wise write capability but no provision for protecting data integrity in
the DRAM array. EC-Only data errors are detected but not corrected. ECC with hardware scrubbing allows a detection of single-bit and multiple-bit errors and recovery of
single-bit errors. (See section III for more information on DRAM memory modules.)
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Onboard FDC Controller (Enabled)
When Enabled, this field allows you to connect your floppy disk drives to the onboard
floppy disk drive connector instead of a separate controller card. If you want to use a
different controller card to connect the floppy disk drives, set this field to Disabled.
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Onboard FDC Swap A & B (No Swap)
This field allows you to reverse the hardware drive letter assignments of your floppy
disk drives. Two options are available: No Swap and Swap AB. If you want to switch
drive letter assignments through the onboard chipset, set this field to Swap AB.
Onboard Serial Port 1 (3F8H/IRQ4)
Settings are 3F8H/IRQ4, 2F8H/IRQ3, 3E8H/IRQ4, 2E8H/IRQ10, and Disabled for
the onboard serial connector.
Onboard Serial Port 2 (2F8H/IRQ3)
Settings are 3F8H/IRQ4, 2F8H/IRQ3, 3E8H/IRQ4, 2E8H/IRQ10, and Disabled for
the onboard serial connector.
Onboard Parallel Port (378H/IRQ7)
This field sets the address of the onboard parallel port connector. You can select
either: 3BCH / IRQ 7, 378H / IRQ 7, 278H / IRQ 5, Disabled. If you install an I/O card
with a parallel port, ensure that there is no conflict in the address assignments. The PC
can support up to three parallel ports as long as there are no conflicts for each port.
Parallel Port Mode (ECP+EPP)
This field allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port. The setting
Normal, allows normal-speed operation but in one direction only; EPP allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed; ECP allows the parallel port to
operate in bidirectional mode and at a speed faster than the maximum data transfer
rate; ECP+EPP allows normal speed operation in a two-way mode.
IV. BIOS
Chipset Features
ECP DMA Select (3)
This selection is available only if you select ECP or ECP+EPP in the Parallel Port
Mode. Select either DMA Channel 1, 3, or Disable.
UART2 Use Infrared (Disabled)
When enabled, this field activates the onboard infrared feature and sets the second
serial UART to support the infrared module connector on the motherboard. If your
system already has a second serial port connected to the onboard COM2 connector, it
will no longer work if you enable the infrared feature. By default, this field is set to
Disabled, which leaves the second serial port UART to support the COM2 serial port
connector. See IrDA-compliant infrared module connector under section III.
Onboard PCI IDE Enable (Both)
You can select to enable the primary IDE channel, secondary IDE channel, both, or
disable both channels (for systems with only SCSI drives).
IDE Ultra DMA Mode (Auto)
This field autodetects Ultra DMA capability (for improved transfer speeds and data integrity) for compatible IDE devices. Set to Disable to suppress Ultra DMA capability.
IDE 0 Master/Slave PIO/DMA Mode, IDE 1 Master/Slave PIO/DMA Mode (Auto)
Each channel (0 and 1) has both a master and a slave making four IDE devices
possible. Because each IDE device may have a different Mode timing (0, 1, 2, 3, 4),
it is necessary for these to be independent. The default setting of Auto will allow
autodetection to ensure optimal performance
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Power Management Setup
This “Power Management Setup” option allows you to reduce power consumption.
This feature turns off the video display and shuts down the hard disk after a period
of inactivity.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of Power Management Setup
IV. BIOS
Power Management
Power Management (User Define)
This field acts as the master control for the power management modes. Max Saving
puts the system into power saving mode after a brief period of system inactivity;
Min Saving is almost the same as Max Saving except that this time the system inactivity period is longer; Disable disables the power saving features; User Define allows you to set power saving options according to your preference.
IMPORTANT: Advanced Power Management (APM) should be installed to keep
the system time updated when the computer enters suspend mode activated by the
BIOS Power Management. For DOS environments, you need to add the statement,
DEVICE=C:\DOS\POWER.EXE, in you CONFIG.SYS. For Windows 3.x and Windows 95, you need to install Windows with the APM feature. A battery and power
cord icon labeled “Power” will appear in the “Control Panel.” Choose “Advanced”
in the Power Management Field.
Video Off Option (Suspend -> Off )
This field determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor power management. The settings are Suspend -> Off and Always On.
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Video Off Method (DPMS OFF)
This field defines the video off features. The following options are available: DPMS
OFF, DPMS Reduce ON, Blank Screen, V/H SYNC+Blank, DPMS Standby, and
DPMS Suspend. The DPMS (Display Power Management System) features allow
the BIOS to control the video display card if it supports the DPMS feature. Blank
Screen only blanks the screen (use this for monitors without power management or
“green” features. If set up in your system, your screen saver will not display with
Blank Screen selected). V/H SYNC+Blank blanks the screen and turns off vertical
and horizontal scanning.
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PM Timers
This section controls the time-out settings for the Power Management scheme. The
fields included in this section are “HDD Power Down”, which places the hard disk
into its lowest power consumption mode, and the Doze, Standby and Suspend system inactivation modes.
The system automatically “wakes up” from any power saving mode when there is
system activity such as when a key is pressed from the keyboard, or when there is
activity detected from the enabled IRQ channels.
IV. BIOS
Power Management
HDD Power Down (Disable)
Shuts down any IDE hard disk drives in the system after a period of inactivity. This
time period is user-configurable to 1–15 Min or Disable. This feature does not
affect SCSI hard drives.
Suspend Mode (Disable)
Sets the period of time after which each of these modes activate: 30 sec, 1 Min, 2
Min, 4 Min, 8 Min, 20 Min, 30 Min, 40 Min, 1 Hour, and Disable.
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Power Up Control
This section determines the ways the system can be controlled when it is started or
restarted, when modem activity is detected, or when power to the computer is interrupted and reapplied. The Soft-Off mode refers to powering off the system through
a momentary button switch (ATX switch) or through the software as opposed to
disconnecting the AC power by way of a rocker switch or other means.
PWR Button < 4 Secs (Soft Off)
When set to Soft Off, the ATX switch can be used as a normal system power-off
button when pressed for less than 4 seconds. Suspend allows the button to have a
dual function where pressing less than 4 seconds will place the system in sleep
mode. No Function disables the ATX switch function when the button is pressed
under 4 seconds. Regardless of the setting, holding the ATX switch for more than 4
seconds will power off the system.
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PWR Up On Modem Act (Enabled)
This allows either settings of Enabled or Disabled for powering up the computer (turns the
ATX power supply on) when the modem receives a call while the computer is Soft Off.
NOTE: The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and applications are fully running, thus connection cannot be made on the first try. Turning
an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off causes an initialization string that will also cause the system to power on.
AC PWR Loss Restart (Disabled)
This allows you to set whether you want your system to boot up after the power has
been interrupted. Disabled leaves your system off after reapplying power and Enabled boots up your system after reapplying power.
Wake On LAN (Enabled)
This allows you to remotely power up your system through your network by sending a wake-up frame or signal. With this feature, you can remotely upload/download
data to/from systems during off-peak hours. Set to Enabled to set this feature.
IMPORTANT: This feature requires the ASUS PCI-L101 LAN Card (see VII. ASUS
LAN Card) and an ATX power supply with at least 720mA +5V standby power.
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Power Management
Automatic Power Up (Disabled)
This allows you to have an unattended or automatic power up of your system. You may
configure your system to power up at a certain time of the day by selecting Everyday,
which will allow you to set the time or at a certain time and day by selecting By Date.
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Fan Monitor (xxxxRPM)
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the Chassis Fan Speed, CPU Fan
Speed, and the Power Supply Fan Speed in Rotations Per Minute (RPM). These
values refresh upon any key entries in the BIOS setup screen. Set to Ignore if one of
these are not used so that error messages will not be given.
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Thermal Monitor (xxxC/xxxF)
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the CPU and MB (motherboard) temperatures. These values refresh upon key entries. Set to Ignore only if necessary.
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Voltage Monitor (xx.xV)
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the voltages put out by the voltage
regulators. These values refresh upon key entries. Set to Ignore only if necessary.
NOTE: If any of the monitored items are out of range, an error message will appear:
“Hardware Monitor found an error, enter POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP for
details”. You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to continue, DEL to enter SETUP”.
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PNP and PCI Setup
This “PNP and PCI Setup” option configures the PCI bus slots. All PCI bus slots on
the system use INTA#, thus all installed PCI cards must be set to this value.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of PNP and PCI Setup
IV. BIOS
Plug & Play / PCI
PNP OS Installed (No)
This field allows you to use a Plug-and-Play (PnP) operating system to configure
the PCI bus slots instead of using the BIOS. Thus interrupts may be reassigned by
the OS when Yes is selected. When a non-PnP OS is installed or to prevent reassigning of interrupt settings, select the default setting of No.
Slot 1 (RIGHT) IRQ to Slot 4/5 (LEFT) IRQ (Auto)
These fields set how IRQ use is determined for each PCI slot. The default setting for
each field is Auto, which uses auto-routing to determine IRQ use. The other options are
manual settings of NA, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 or 15 for each slot.
PCI Latency Timer (32 PCI Clock)
The default setting of 32 PCI Clock enables maximum PCI performance for this
motherboard.
IRQ xx Used By ISA (No/ICU)
These fields indicate whether or not the displayed IRQ for each field is being used
by a legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. Two options are available: No/ICU and Yes. The
first option, the default value, indicates either that the displayed IRQ is not used or
an ISA Configuration Utility (ICU) is being used to determine if an ISA card is
using that IRQ. If you install a legacy ISA card that requires a unique IRQ, and you
are not using an ICU, you must set the field for that IRQ to Yes. For example: If you
install a legacy ISA card that requires IRQ 10, then set IRQ10 Used By ISA to Yes.
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DMA x Used By ISA (No/ICU)
These fields indicate whether or not the displayed DMA channel for each field is
being used by a legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. Available options include: No/ICU and
Yes. The first option, the default setting, indicates either that the displayed DMA
channel is not used or an ICU is being used to determine if an ISA card is using that
channel. If you install a legacy ISA card that requires a unique DMA channel, and
you are not using an ICU, you must set the field for that channel to Yes.
ISA MEM Block BASE (No/ICU)
This field allows you to set the base address and block size of a legacy ISA card that
uses any memory segment within the C800H and DFFFH address range. If you
have such a card, and you are not using an ICU to specify its address range, select a
base address from the six available options; the ISA MEM Block SIZE field will
then appear for selecting the block size. If you have more than one legacy ISA card
in your system that requires to use this address range, you can increase the block
size to either 8K, 16K, 36K, or 64K. If you are using an ICU to accomplish this task,
leave ISA MEM Block BASE to its default setting of No/ICU.
SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS (Auto)
The default uses Auto settings for the onboard SCSI BIOS. If you do not want to use
the onboard SCSI BIOS, choose Disabled
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Plug & Play / PCI
USB IRQ (Enabled)
Enabled reserves an IRQ# for the USB to work, Disabled does not allow the USB to
have an IRQ# and therefore prevents the USB from functioning. If you are not using
any USB devices, you may set this feature to Disabled to save an extra IRQ# for
expansion cards.
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Load BIOS Defaults
This “Load BIOS Defaults” option allows you to load the troubleshooting default
values permanently stored in the BIOS ROM. These default settings are non-optimal and disable all high performance features. To load these default settings, highlight “Load BIOS Defaults” on the main screen and then press <Enter>. The system
displays a confirmation message on the screen. Press <Y> and then <Enter> to
confirm. Press <N> and then <Enter> to abort. This feature does not affect the
fields on the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
Load Setup Defaults
This “Load Setup Defaults” option allows you to load the default values to the system configuration fields. These default values are the optimized configuration settings for the system. To load these default values, highlight “Load Setup Defaults”
on the main screen and then press <Enter>. The system displays a confirmation
message on the screen. Press <Y> and then <Enter> to confirm. Press <N> and
then <Enter> to abort. This feature does not affect the fields on the Standard CMOS
Setup screen.
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Load Defaults
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Supervisor Password and User Password
IV. BIOS
Passwords
These two options set the system passwords. “Supervisor Password” sets a password that will be used to protect the system and the Setup utility; “User Password”
sets a password that will be used exclusively on the system. By default, the system
comes without any passwords. To specify a password, highlight the type you want
and then press <Enter>. A password prompt appears on the screen. Taking note that
the password is case sensitive, and can be up to 8 alphanumeric characters long, type
in your password and then press <Enter>. The system confirms your password by
asking you to type it again. After setting a password, the screen automatically reverts to the main screen.
To implement password protection, specify in the “Security Option” field of the
BIOS Features Setup screen when the system will prompt for the password. If you
want to disable either password, press <Enter> instead of entering a new password
when the “Enter Password” prompt appears. A message confirms the password has
been disabled.
NOTE: If you forget the password, see CMOS RAM in section III for procedures
on clearing the CMOS.
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
IDE HDD Auto Detection
This “IDE HDD Auto Detection” option detects the parameters of an IDE hard disk
drive, and automatically enters them into the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
IV. BIOS
Hard Disk Detect
Up to four IDE drives can be detected, with parameters for each listed inside the
box. To accept the optimal entries, press <Y> or else select from the numbers displayed under the OPTIONS field (2, 1, 3 in this case); to skip to the next drive, press
<N>. If you accept the values, the parameters will appear listed beside the drive
letter on the screen. The process then proceeds to the next drive letter. Pressing
<N> to skip rather than to accept a set of parameters causes the program to enter
zeros after that drive letter.
Remember that if you are using another IDE controller that does not feature Enhanced IDE support for four devices, you can only install two IDE hard disk drives.
Your IDE controller must support the Enhanced IDE features in order to use Drive E
and Drive F. The onboard PCI IDE controller supports Enhanced IDE, with two
connectors for connecting up to four IDE devices. If you want to use another controller that supports four drives, you must disable the onboard IDE controller in the
Chipset Features Setup screen.
When auto-detection is completed, the program automatically enters all entries you
accepted on the field for that drive in the Standard CMOS Setup screen. Skipped
entries are ignored and are not entered in the screen.
If you are auto-detecting a hard disk that supports the LBA mode, three lines will
appear in the parameter box. Choose the line that lists LBA for an LBA drive. Do
not select Large or Normal.
The auto-detection feature can only detect one set of parameters for a particular IDE
hard drive. Some IDE drives can use more than one set. This is not a problem if the
drive is new and empty.
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IMPORTANT: If your hard disk was already formatted on an older previous system,
incorrect parameters may be detected. You will need to enter the correct parameters
manually or use low-level format if you do not need the data stored on the hard disk.
If the parameters listed differ from the ones used when the disk was formatted, the
disk will not be readable. If the auto-detected parameters do not match the ones that
should be used for your disk, do not accept them. Press <N> to reject the presented
settings and enter the correct ones manually from the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
Save & Exit Setup
IV. BIOS
Save & Exit
Select this option to save into the CMOS memory all modifications you specified
during the current session. To save the configuration changes, highlight the “Save
& Exit Setup” option on the main screen, type “Y”, and then press <Enter>.
Exit Without Saving
Select this option to exit the Setup utility without saving the modifications you specify
during the current session. To exit without saving, highlight the “Exit Without Saving” option on the main screen and then press <Enter>.
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V. DESKTOP MANAGEMENT
Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
Introducing the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
This motherboard supports DMI within the BIOS level and provides a DMI Configuration Utility to maintain the Management Information Format Database (MIFD).
DMI is able to auto-detect and record information pertinent to a computer’s system
such as the CPU type, CPU speed, and internal/external frequencies, and memory
size. The onboard BIOS will detect as many system information as possible and
store those collected information in a 4KB block in the motherboard’s Flash EPROM
and allow the DMI to retrieve data from this database. Unlike other BIOS software,
the BIOS on this motherboard uses the same technology implemented for Plug and
Play to allow dynamic real-time updating of DMI information versus creating a new
BIOS image file and requiring the user to update the whole BIOS. This DMI Configuration Utility also allows the system integrator or end user to add additional
information into the MIFD such as serial numbers, housing configurations, and vendor information. Those information not detected by the motherboard BIOS and has
to be manually entered through the DMI Configuration Utility and updated into the
MIFD. This DMI Configuration Utility provides the same reliability as PnP updating and will prevent the refreshing failures associated with updating the entire BIOS.
System Requirements
The DMI Configuration Utility (DMICFG2.EXE) must be used in real mode in
order for the program to run, the base memory must be at least 180K. Memory
V. DMI
DMI Introduction
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Using the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
NOTE: The following screen displays are provided as examples only and may not
reflect the screen contents on your system.
Edit DMI (or delete)
V. DMI
Using DMI Utility
Use the ←→ (left-right) cursors to move the top menu items and the ↑↓ (up-down)
cursor to move between the left hand menu items. The bottom of the screen will
show the available keys for each screen. Press enter at the menu item to enter the
right hand screen for editing. “Edit component” appears on top. The reversed color
field is the current cursor position and the blue text are available for editing. The
orange text shows auto-detected information and are not available for editing. The
blue text “Press [ENTER] for detail” contains a second pop-up menu is available,
use the + - (plus-minus) keys to change the settings. Enter to exit and save, ESC to
exit and not save.
If the user has made changes, ESC will prompt you to answer Y or N. Enter Y to go
back to the left-hand screen and save, enter N to go back to left-hand screen and not
save. If editing has not been made, ESC will send you back to the left hand menu
without any messages.
Notes
A heading, *** BIOS Auto Detect ***, appears on the right for each menu item on
the left side that has been auto detected by the system BIOS.
A heading, *** User Modified ***, will appear on the right for menu items that
have been modified by the user.
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V. DESKTOP MANAGEMENT
Save MIFD
You can save the MIFD (normally only saved to flash ROM) to a file by entering the
drive and path here. If you want to cancel save, you may press ESC and a message
“Bad File Name” appears here to show it was not saved.
Load MIFD
You can load the disk file to memory by entering a drive and path and file name
here.
Load BIOS Defaults
V. DMI
Using DMI Utility
You can load the BIOS defaults from a MIFD file and can clear all user modified
and added data. You must reboot your computer in order for the defaults to be saved
back into the Flash BIOS.
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VI. ASUS LAN Card
VI. ASUS LAN Card
Parts / Layout
ASUS PCI-L101 Fast Ethernet Card
LEDs
LAN Activity
Output Signal
Intel
Chipset
RJ45
Wake on LAN
Output Signal
ASUS
Motherboard type
Other
If you are using the ASUS PCI-L101 on an ASUS motherboard, leave the jumper on
its defaut setting of “ASUS.” If you are using another brand of motherboard, set the
jumper to “Other.” Connect the Wake on LAN (WOL) output signal to the
motherboard’s WOL_CON in order to utilize the wake on LAN feature of the motherboard. Connect the LAN activity output signal (LAN_LED) to the system cabinet’s
front panel LAN_LED in order to display the LAN data activity.
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VI. ASUS LAN Card
VI. ASUS LAN Card
Information
Features
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Intel 82558 Ethernet LAN Controller (Fully integrated 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
Wake-On-LAN Remote Control Function Supported
PCI Bus Master Complies to PCI Local Bus Rev. 2.1 specifications
Consists of MAC & PHY (10/100Mbps) interfaces
Complies to IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T and IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX interfaces
Fully supports 10BASE-T & 100BASE-TX operations through a single RJ45 port
Supports 32-bit Bus Master Technology / PCI Rev. 2.1
Enhancements on ACPI & APM
Adheres to PCI Bus Power Management Interface Rev. 1.0, ACPI Rev. 1.0, and
Device Class Power Management Rev. 1.0
IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation for 10Mbps/100Mbps Network Data Transfer Rates.
Provides LED indicators for monitoring network conditions
Plug and Play
Software Driver Support
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NetWare ODI Drivers - Novell Netware 3.x, 4.x, DOS, OS/2 Client
NDIS 2.01 Drivers - Microsoft LAN Manager, Microsoft Windows 3.11, IBM
LAN Server
NDIS 3.0 Drivers - Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft
Windows 3.11
Question and Answer
Q: What is Wake-On-LAN ?
A: The Wake-On-LAN feature provides the capability to remotely power on systems supporting Wake-On-LAN by simply sending a wake-up frame. With this
feature, remotely uploading/downloading data to/from systems during off-peak
hours will be feasible.
Q: What can Wake-On-LAN do for you ?
A: Wake-On-LAN is a remote management tool with advantages that can reduce
system management workload, provide flexibility to the system administrator’s
job, and then of course save you time-consuming efforts and costs.
Q: What components does Wake-On-LAN require to be enable?
A: To enable Wake-On-LAN function, your system requires Ethernet LAN adapter
card that can activate Wake-On-LAN function, a client with Wake-On-LAN capability, and software such as LDCM Rev. 3.10 or up that can trigger wake-up frame.
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