User`s manual | Belkin PM11-EL/RAMA Computer Hardware User Manual

PM11-EC/RAMA
PM11-EL/RAMA
PM11-UL/RAMA
Rev. A+
Mainboard
User’s Manual
55600206
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© 2002. All Rights Reserved.
Trademarks
Windows® 98, Windows® 98 SE, Windows® ME, Windows ® 2000,
Windows NT® 4.0 and Windows® XP are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation. Intel® and Pentium® 4 are registered
trademarks of Intel Corporation. VIA is a registered trademark of
VIA Technologies, Inc. Award is a registered trademark of Award
Software, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks of
products appearing in this manual are the properties of their
respective holders.
Caution
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range.
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis
cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing,
cover the system chassis before plugging the power cord.
Battery:
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by
the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to the batter y
manufacturer’s instructions.
Joystick or MIDI port:
• Do not use any joystick or MIDI device that requires more than
10A current at 5V DC . There is a risk of fire for devices that
exceed this limit.
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
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 when the equipment is operated in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into 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.
Notice:
1. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority
to operate the equipment.
2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with
the emission limits.
Notice
This user’s manual contains detailed information about the
mainboard. If, in some cases, some information doesn’t match those
shown in the multilingual manual, the multilingual manual should
always be regarded as the most updated version. The multilingual
manual is included in the mainboard package.
To view the user’s manual, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The
autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear. Click “User’s
Manual”.
Mainboard
This user’s manual is for the PM11-EC/RAMA, PM11-EL/RAMA and
PM11-UL/RAMA mainboards. The differences between these boards
are shown below.
PM11-EC/RAMA PM11-EL/RAMA PM11-UL/RAMA
Onboard Audio (AC’97)
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Onboard LAN
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USB 2.0
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Smar t I/O
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 Features and Specifications.................................................................................. 7
1.2 Package Checklist......................................................................................................... 14
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
Mainboard Layout ...................................................................................................
System Memory...........................................................................................................
Jumper Settings for Clearing CMOS Data........................................
Jumper Settings for Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse............
Jumper Settings for Wake-On-USB 2.0 Keyboard/Mouse..
Ports and Connectors...........................................................................................
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Chapter 3 - Award BIOS Setup Utility
3.1 The Basic Input/Output System.....................................................................
3.1.1
Standard CMOS Features.............................................................
3.1.2
Advanced BIOS Features..............................................................
3.1.3
Advanced Chipset Features ......................................................
3.1.4
Integrated Peripherals.........................................................................
3.1.5
Power Management Setup............................................................
3.1.6
PnP/PCI Configurations....................................................................
3.1.7
PC Health Status...................................................................................
3.1.8
Frequency/Voltage Control............................................................
3.1.9
Load Fail-Safe Defaults.....................................................................
3.1.10 Load Optimized Defaults..............................................................
3.1.11 Set Supervisor Password...............................................................
3.1.12 Set User Password..............................................................................
3.1.13 Save & Exit Setup.................................................................................
3.1.14 Exit Without Saving..............................................................................
3.2 Updating the BIOS.....................................................................................................
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Chapter 4 - Supported Softwares
4.1 Desktop Management Interface..................................................................... 91
4.2 Hardware Monitor........................................................................................................ 94
4.3 VIA Service Pack........................................................................................................... 94
4.4 Audio Drivers and Software Applications............................................. 96
4.5 Onboard LAN Drivers for Windows....................................................... 96
4.6 Graphics Drivers............................................................................................................ 97
4.7 VIA USB 2.0 Driver.................................................................................................... 97
4.8 Winbond Smart I/O Drivers............................................................................. 97
4.9 Winbond SmartCard Application.................................................................. 97
4.10 Microsoft DirectX 8.1 Driver............................................................................. 98
4.11 Drivers and Utilities Installation Notes..................................................... 98
Appendix A - Using the Suspend to RAM
Function
A.1 Using the Suspend to RAM Function........................................................
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Appendix B - System Error Messages
103
B.1 POST Beep....................................................................................................................... 103
B.2 Error Messages..............................................................................................................
Appendix C - Troubleshooting
C.1 Troubleshooting Checklist....................................................................................
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 Features and Specifications
1.1.1 Features
Chipset
• VIA® P4M266/VT8233ACD
Processor
The mainboard is equipped with Socket 478 for installing a Pentium®
4 processor.
• Intel® Pentium® 4 processor (478-pin)
• Supports up to 2.2GHz CPU speed
• 400MHz system data bus
System Memory
• Two 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
• Supports up to 2GB using PC1600 (DDR200) / PC2100
(DDR266) unbuffered DDR SDRAM DIMM, 2.5V type
• Uses x8/x16 512MB technology
DIMMs
2MBx64
4MBx64
8MBx64
Memory Size
16MB
32MB
64MB
DIMMs
16MBx64
32MBx64
64MBx64
Memory Size
128MB
256MB
512MB
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Expansion Slots
The mainboard is equipped with 1 universal AGP slot and 3 PCI
slots.
AGP is an interface designed to support high performance 3D
graphics cards. It utilizes a dedicated pipeline to access system
memory for texturing, z-buffering and alpha blending. The universal
AGP slot supports AGP 2x with up to 533MB/sec. bandwidth and
AGP 4x with up to 1066MB/sec . bandwidth for 3D graphics
applications. AGP in this mainboard will deliver faster and better
graphics to your PC.
Onboard Audio Features
• Supports Microsoft® DirectSound/DirectSound 3D
• AC’97 supported with full duplex, independent sample rate
converter for audio recording and playback
• S/PDIF compressed digital output
Onboard LAN Features (PM11-EL/RAMA and PM11-UL/RAMA
only)
• Uses Realtek RTL8100 fast ethernet controller
• Integrated IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX compatible
PHY
• 32-bit PCI master interface
• Integrated power management functions
• Full duplex support at both 10 and 100 Mbps
• Supports IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation
• Supports wire for management
Onboard Graphics Features
• Full featured Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) controller
- AGP specification v2.0 compliant
- Graphics Address Relocation Table (GART)
• High resolution CRT RGB interface
- 250MHz RAMDAC on chip with Gamma correction
- Horizontal/vertical sync outputs compliant with Monitor Power
Management protocols
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• Integrated Savage4 2D/3D graphics controller and video
accelerator
- Optimized Shared Memory Architecture (SMA)
- 8/16/32MB frame buffer using system memory
- Single cycle 128-bit 3D architecture
- 8M triangles/second setup engine
- 140M pixels/second tri-linear fill rate
- Next generation 128-bit 2D graphics engine
- High quality DVD video playback
- 2D/3D resolutions up to 1920x1440
• 3D rendering features
- MPEG-2 video textures
• 2D hardware acceleration features
• Motion video architecture
• Full software support
Onboard Integrated Media Reader - Smart I/O (PM11-UL/RAMA
only)
• Supports Security Application Smart Card interface
• Supports two most promising compact storage - Memory Stick
interface and Secure Digital Memory Card interface
ATX Double Deck Ports (PC 99 color-coded connectors)
• Two USB 2.0 ports (PM11-UL/RAMA only)
• Two USB 1.1 ports
• One RJ45 LAN port (PM11-EL/RAMA and PM11-UL/RAMA
only)
• One DB-9 serial port
• One DB-15 VGA port
• One DB-25 parallel port
• One mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
• One mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
• Three audio jacks: line-out, line-in and mic-in
Connectors
• One connector for 2 additional external USB 2.0 por ts
(PM11-UL/RAMA only)
• One connector for 2 additional external USB 1.1 ports
• One connector for 1 external serial port
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One connector for an external game/MIDI port
One connector for external line-out and mic-in jacks
Two internal audio connectors (AUX-in and CD-in)
One S/PDIF-out connector
One connector for IrDA interface
Two IDE connectors
One floppy drive interface supports up to two 2.88MB floppy
drives
Two ATX power supply connectors
One Wake-On-LAN connector
One Wake-On-Ring connector
CPU fan, chassis fan and chip fan connectors
1 Smart Card interface (PM11-UL/RAMA only)
1 Memory Stick interface (PM11-UL/RAMA only)
1 Secure Digital Memory Card interface (PM11-UL/RAMA only)
PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
• Two PCI IDE interfaces support up to four IDE devices
• Supports ATA/33, ATA/66, ATA/100 and ATA/133 hard drives
• UDMA Modes 3, 4, 5 and 6 Enhanced IDE (data transfer rate
up to 133MB/sec.)
• Bus mastering reduces CPU utilization during disk transfer
• Supports ATAPI CD-ROM, LS-120 and ZIP
IrDA Interface
The mainboard is equipped with an IrDA connector for wireless
connectivity between your computer and peripheral devices.
USB Ports
The mainboard supports USB 2.0 (PM11-UL/RAMA only) and USB
1.1 ports. USB allows data exchange between your computer and a
wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play
peripherals.
BIOS
• Award BIOS, Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP Plug and Play
compatible
• Supports SCSI sequential boot-up
• Flash EPROM for easy BIOS upgrades
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• Supports DMI 2.0 function
• 2Mbit flash memory
Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
The mainboard comes with a DMI 2.0 built into the BIOS. The DMI
utility in the BIOS automatically records various information about
your system configuration and stores these information in the DMI
pool, which is a part of the system board's Plug and Play BIOS.
DMI, along with the appropriately networked software, is designed
to make inventory, maintenance and troubleshooting of computer
systems easier. Refer to chapter 4 for instructions on using the DMI
utility.
1.1.2 System Health Monitor Functions
The mainboard is capable of monitoring the following “system health”
conditions.
• Monitors the temperature of the CPU and system; and overheat
alarm
• Monitors CPU/3.3V/±5V/±12V/VBAT/5VSB voltages and failure
alarm
• Monitors the fan speed of the CPU fan and chassis fan; and
failure alarm
• Automatic chassis fan on/off control
• Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage and fan
speed
Refer to the “PC Health Status” section in chapter 3 and the
“Hardware Monitor” section in chapter 4 for more information.
1.1.3 Intelligence
Automatic Chassis Fan Off
The chassis fan will automatically turn off once the system enters the
Suspend mode.
Dual Function Power Button
Depending on the setting in the “Soft-Off By PWRBTN” field of the
Power Management Setup, this switch will allow the system to enter
the Soft-Off or Suspend mode.
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Wake-On-Ring
This feature allows the system that is in the Suspend mode or Soft
Power Off mode to wake-up/power-on to respond to calls coming
through an internal or external modem. Refer to “Wake-On-Ring
Connector” in chapter 2 and “Resume On LAN/Ring” (“IRQ/Event
Activity Detect” field) in the Power Management Setup section in
chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
If you are using a modem add-in card, the 5VSB power source
of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
Wake-On-LAN
The Wake-On-LAN function allows the network to remotely wake
up a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC . Your LAN card must support
the remote wakeup function. Refer to “Wake-On-LAN Connector” in
chapter 2 and “Resume On LAN/Ring” (“IRQ/Event Activity Detect”
field) in the Power Management Setup section in chapter 3 for more
information.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
This function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse
to wake up the system from the S5 state. Refer to “Jumper Settings
for Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse” in chapter 2 and “PS2KB
Wakeup Select” (“IRQ/Event Activity Detect” field) in the Power
Management section in chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
• If you forgot the password, you must power-off the system,
unplug the power cord and clear the CMOS data. Follow
the steps in the “Jumper Settings for Clearing CMOS Data”
section in chapter 2.
• The 5VSB power source of your power supply must
support ≥720mA.
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Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use a
USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system that is in the
S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
If you are using this function with a device that is connected to the
USB 2.0 port, you need to configure 2 jumpers. Refer to “Jumper
Settings for Wake-On-USB 2.0 Keyboard/Mouse” in chapter 2. You
also need to enable “Resume on PCI Event” (“IRQ/Event Activity
Detect” field) in the Power Management Setup submenu of the
BIOS.
If you are using this function with a device that is connected to the
USB 1.1 port, you do not need to configure any jumpers. You only
need to enable “USB Resume from S3” (“IRQ/Event Activity Detect”
field) in the Power Management Setup submenu of the BIOS. Refer
to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
function for 2 USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your
power supply must support ≥1.5A.
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
function for 3 or more USB ports, the 5VSB power source
of your power supply must support ≥2A.
RTC Timer to Power-on the System
The RTC installed on the mainboard allows your system to automatically power-on on the set date and time. Refer to “Resume OnAlarm” (“IRQ/Event Activity Detect” field) in the Power Management
Setup section in chapter 3 for more information.
ACPI STR
The mainboard is designed to meet the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) specification. ACPI has energy saving features that enables PCs to implement Power Management and Plugand-Play with operating systems that support OS Direct Power
Management. Currently, only Windows ® 98/2000/ME/XP supports
the ACPI function. ACPI when enabled in the Power Management
Setup will allow you to use the Suspend to RAM function.
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With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off the
system at once by pressing the power button or selecting “Standby”
when you shut down Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP without having to
go through the sometimes tiresome process of closing files,
applications and operating system. This is because the system is
capable of storing all programs and data files during the entire
operating session into RAM (Random Access Memory) when it
powers-off. The operating session will resume exactly where you left
off the next time you power-on the system. Refer to “Using the
Suspend to RAM Function” in appendix A for more information.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥1A.
AC Power Failure Recovery
When power returns after an AC power failure, you may choose to
either power-on the system manually, let the system power-on
automatically or return to the state where you left off before power
failure occurs. Refer to “PWR Lost Resume State” in the Power
Management Setup section in chapter 3 for more information.
Virus Protection
Most viruses today destroy data stored in hard drives. The
mainboard is designed to protect the boot sector and partition
table of your hard disk drive.
1.2 Package Checklist
The mainboard package contains the following items:
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The mainboard
A user’s manual
One card-edge bracket mounted with a serial port and game/
MIDI port
One IDE cable for ATA/33, ATA/66, ATA/100 or ATA/133 IDE
drives
One 34-pin floppy disk drive cable
One “Main Board Utility” CD
If any of these items are missing or damaged, please contact your
dealer or sales representative for assistance.
Hardware Installation
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
2.1 Mainboard Layout
KB
Mouse
PM11-EC/RAMA
(Supports onboard audio)
J2
CPU fan
(J18)
DIMM Standby
Power LED
Wake-On-PS/2 KB/Mouse (JP1)
COM 1 (J1)
ATX power
(J26)
Socket 478
COM 2 (J9)
Parallel (J4)
VGA (CN1)
IDE 2
(J23)
Game/MIDI
(J8)
USB 1.1
CN3
AUX-in
(J7)
AC’97
CD-in
(J6)
VT
1612A
Front
audio (J3)
Chip fan (J11)
Winbond
W83697HF
DDR SDRAM
DIMM 1
AGP Slot
DDR SDRAM
DIMM 2
IrDA (J10)
PCI Slot 1
Battery
PCI Standby Power LED
VT8233ACD
S/PDIF-out
(J5)
Mouse
(Green)
Parallel
(Burgundy)
Chassis
fan (J28)
VIA
PCI Slot 2
PCI Slot 3
Wake-On-Ring (J16)
Wake-On-LAN (J7)
FDD
(J27)
IDE 1
(J19)
VIA
P4M266
CN2
Mic-in
Line-in
Line-out
USB 1.1
+12V power
(ATXP1)
USB 1.1 (J17)
BIOS
Clear CMOS
(JP2)
SPEAKER RESET
J21
G-SW
USB 1.1 Mic-In
(Black) (Pink)
Square denotes pin 1
HD-LED
G-LED
PWR-LED
ATX-SW
Line-In
(Light Blue)
KB
VGA
COM 1
(Purple) (Teal/Turquoise) (Blue)
USB 1.1
(Black)
Line-Out
(Lime)
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KB
Mouse
PM11-EL/RAMA
(Supports onboard audio and onboard LAN)
J2
CPU fan
(J18)
DIMM Standby
Power LED
Wake-On-PS/2 KB/Mouse (JP1)
COM 1 (J1)
ATX power
(J26)
Socket 478
COM 2 (J9)
Parallel (J4)
VGA (CN1)
IDE 2
(J23)
LAN
USB 1.1
CN2
Game/MIDI
(J8)
CN3
AUX-in
(J7)
AC’97
CD-in
(J6)
VT
1612A
Front
audio (J3)
DDR SDRAM
DIMM 1
Chip fan (J11)
Winbond
W83697HF
AGP Slot
DDR SDRAM
DIMM 2
IrDA (J10)
PCI Slot 1
Battery
PCI Standby Power LED
Realtek
RTL8100
Chassis
fan (J28)
VIA
PCI Slot 2
VT8233ACD
S/PDIF-out
(J5)
PCI Slot 3
Wake-On-Ring (J16)
Wake-On-LAN (J7)
USB 1.1 (J17)
BIOS
Clear CMOS
(JP2)
SPEAKER RESET
Parallel
(Burgundy)
RJ45
LAN
Mic-In
(Pink)
Square denotes pin 1
Line-In
(Light Blue)
KB
VGA
COM 1
(Purple) (Teal/Turquoise) (Blue)
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2 USB 1.1
(Black)
Line-Out
(Lime)
HD-LED
J21
G-SW
Mouse
(Green)
FDD
(J27)
IDE 1
(J19)
VIA
P4M266
Mic-in
Line-in
Line-out
USB 1.1
+12V power
(ATXP1)
G-LED
PWR-LED
ATX-SW
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KB
Mouse
PM11-UL/RAMA
(Supports onboard audio, onboard LAN, USB 2.0 and Smart I/O)
J2
CPU fan
(J18)
DIMM Standby
Power LED
Wake-On-PS/2 KB/Mouse (JP1)
COM 1 (J1)
ATX power
(J26)
Socket 478
COM 2 (J9)
Parallel (J4)
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
USB 1.1
LAN
IDE 2
(J23)
+12V power
(ATXP1)
JUSB1
CN2
Game/MIDI
(J8)
CN3
AUX-in
(J7)
AC’97
CD-in
(J6)
VT
1612A
Front
audio (J3)
DDR SDRAM
DIMM 1
Chip fan (J11)
Winbond
W83697HF
AGP Slot
DDR SDRAM
DIMM 2
IrDA (J10)
PCI Slot 1
VIA
PCI Slot 2
VT8233ACD
S/PDIF-out
(J5)
VIA
VT6202
USB 2.0
(J12)
Mouse
(Green)
Parallel
(Burgundy)
USB 1.1 (J17)
PCI Slot 3
J14
Wake-On-USB 2.0 KB/Mouse
(J13 and J14)
J13
BIOS
Wake-OnLAN (J7)
2 USB 2.0
(Black)
SC
(J25)
Chassis
fan (J28)
Battery
PCI Standby Power LED
Realtek
RTL8100
RJ45
LAN
FDD
(J27)
IDE 1
(J19)
VIA
P4M266
Mic-in
Line-in
Line-out
USB 1.1
VGA (CN1)
SD (J20)
W83L518D
Clear CMOS
(JP2)
HD-LED
J21
G-SW
Wake-OnRing (J16)
Mic-In
(Pink)
SPEAKER RESET
MS
(J24)
G-LED
PWR-LED
ATX-SW
Square denotes pin 1
Line-In
(Light Blue)
KB
VGA
COM 1
(Purple) (Teal/Turquoise) (Blue)
2 USB 1.1
(Black)
Line-Out
(Lime)
Note:
The illustrations on the following pages are based on the PM11-UL/
RAMA mainboard, which is the board that supports onboard audio,
onboard LAN, USB 2.0 and Smart I/O.
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Warning:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your mainboard, processor,
disk drives, add-in boards, and other components. Perform the
upgrade instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation only.
If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD
protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a
metal part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable,
establish and maintain contact with the system chassis throughout
any procedures requiring ESD protection.
2.2 System Memory
DDR SDRAM
DIMM 1
DDR SDRAM
DIMM 2
The mainboard is equipped with two 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM
(Dual In-line Memory Module) sockets that support 2.5V DDR
SDRAM DIMM. Double Data Rate SDRAM (DDR SDRAM) is a
type of SDRAM that doubles the data rate through reading and
writing at both the rising and falling edge of each clock. This
effectively doubles the speed of operation therefore doubling the
speed of data transfer.
Refer to chapter 1 (System Memory section) for detailed
specification of the memory supported by the mainboard.
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2.2.1 Installing the DIM Module
A DIM module simply snaps into a DIMM socket on the mainboard.
Pin 1 of the DIM module must correspond with pin 1 of the socket.
Notch
Key
Tab
Tab
Pin 1
1. Pull the “tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the side.
2. Position the DIMM above the socket with the “notch” in the
module aligned with the “key” on the socket.
3. Seat the module vertically into the socket. Make sure it is
completely seated. The tabs will hold the DIMM in place.
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2.3 Jumper Settings for Clearing CMOS Data
3
2
1
Clear
CMOS (JP2)
3
3
2
2
1
1
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
2-3 On:
Clear CMOS Data
Clear CMOS Data - Jumper JP2
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the keyboard, supervisor or user password.
c) You are unable to boot-up the computer system because the
processor’s ratio/clock was incorrectly set in the BIOS.
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in the
ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the ROM BIOS, please follow
the steps below.
1. Power-off the system and unplug the power cord.
2. Set JP2 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP2
back to its default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
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3. Now power-on the system.
If your reason for clearing the CMOS data is due to incorrect
setting of the processor’s ratio/clock in the BIOS, please proceed
to step 4.
4. After powering-on the system, press <Del> to enter the main
menu of the BIOS.
5. Select the Frequency/Voltage Control submenu and press
<Enter>.
6. Set the “CPU Clock Ratio” or “CPU Clock” field to its default
setting or an appropriate frequency ratio or bus clock. Refer to
the Frequency/Voltage Control section in chapter 3 for more
information.
7. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu of the BIOS setup
utility. Select “Save & Exit Setup” and press <Enter>.
8. Type <Y> and press <Enter>.
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2.4 Jumper Settings
Keyboard/Mouse
3
2
1
for
Wake-On-PS/2
Wake-On-PS/2
KB/Mouse (JP1)
3
3
2
2
1
1
1-2 On: Disable - VCC power
2-3 On: Enable - 5VSB power
(default)
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse - Jumper JP1
The Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use the
PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to wake up the system from the S5
state. By default, JP1 is enabled. “PS2KB Wakeup Select” (“IRQ/Event
Activity Detect” field) in the Power Management Setup submenu of
the BIOS must be set accordingly. Refer to chapter 3 for details.
Warning:
1. If you forgot the password, you must power-off the system,
unplug the power cord and clear the CMOS data. Follow
the steps in the “Jumper Settings for Clearing CMOS Data”
section.
2. The 5VSB power source of your power supply must
support ≥720mA.
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2.5 Jumper Settings for Wake-On-USB 2.0
Keyboard/Mouse (PM11-UL/RAMA only)
J14
1 2 3
J13
1
2
Wake-On-USB 2.0
KB/Mouse (J13 and J14)
3
1
J14
J14
J13
J13
1-2 On: Enabled
2
3
2-3 On: Disabled
(default)
Wake-On-USB 2.0 Keyboard/Mouse - J13 and J14
The Wake-On-USB 2.0 Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use
a USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system that is in the
S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. Set J13 and J14 to Enabled only
if you are using this function with a device that is connected to the
USB 2.0 port. Make sure “Resume on PCI Event” (“IRQ/Event
Activity Detect” field) in the Power Management Setup submenu of
the BIOS is also set to Enabled.
Important:
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
function for 2 USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your
power supply must support ≥1.5A.
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
function for 3 or more USB ports, the 5VSB power source
of your power supply must support ≥2A.
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2.6 Ports and Connectors
2.6.1 Serial Ports
COM 1 (J1)
10
9
2
1
COM 2 (J9)
COM 1
(Teal/Turquoise)
COM 1
Serial Port
The built-in serial ports are RS-232C asynchronous communication
ports with 16C550A-compatible UARTs that can be used with
modems, serial printers, remote display terminals, and other serial
devices. You can set the serial ports’ I/O address in the Integrated
Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device” field) of the BIOS.
Connecting the Serial Ports
The system board is equipped with an onboard serial port (J1 Teal/Turquoise) for COM 1 primary serial port located at the ATX
double deck ports of the board. It is also equipped with a 9-pin
connector at location J9 for COM 2 secondary serial port.
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One card-edge bracket, mounted with a serial port cable and a
game/MIDI port cable, is provided with the system board. If you
want to use the secondary serial port, connect the serial port cable
to connector J9. Make sure the colored stripe on the ribbon cable is
aligned with pin 1 of connector J9. Mount the card-edge bracket to
the system chassis.
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2.6.2 PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
J2
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse
(Green)
KB
(Purple)
The mainboard is equipped with an onboard PS/2 mouse (Green)
and PS/2 keyboard (Purple) ports - both at location J2 of the ATX
double deck ports of the mainboard. The PS/2 mouse port uses
IRQ12. If a mouse is not connected to this port, the system will
reserve IRQ12 for other expansion cards.
The Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use a
PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to wake up the system from the S5
state. Refer to “Jumper Settings for Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse”
in this chapter and “PS2KB Wakeup Select” (“IRQ/Event Activity
Detect” field) in the Power Management section in chapter 3 for
more information.
Warning:
Make sure to turn off your computer prior to connecting or
disconnecting a mouse or keyboard. Failure to do so may
damage the mainboard.
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2.6.3 Parallel Port
J4
Parallel
(Burgundy)
Parallel Port
The mainboard has a standard parallel port (J4 - Burgundy) located
at the ATX double deck ports of the board for interfacing your PC
to a parallel printer. It supports SPP, ECP and EPP modes. You can
select the port’s mode in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super
IO Device” field) of the BIOS.
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Setting
28
Function
SPP
(Standard Parallel Port)
Allows normal speed operation but
in one direction only.
ECP
(Extended Capabilities Port)
Allows parallel port to operate in
bidirectional mode and at a speed
faster than the SPP’s data transfer
rate.
EPP
(Enhanced Parallel Port)
Allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed.
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2.6.4 Floppy Disk Drive Connector
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33
FDD
(J27)
2
1
The mainboard is equipped with a shrouded floppy disk drive
connector that supports two standard floppy disk drives. To prevent
improper floppy cable installation, the shrouded floppy disk header
has a keying mechanism. The 34-pin connector on the floppy cable
can be placed into the header only if pin 1 of the connector is
aligned with pin 1 of the header. You can enable or disable this
function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device”
field) of the BIOS.
Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive Cable
1. Install the 34-pin header connector of the floppy disk drive cable
into the shrouded floppy disk header (J27) on the mainboard.
The colored edge of the ribbon should be aligned with pin 1 of
J27.
2. Install the other 34-pin header connector(s) into the disk drive(s).
Align the colored edge of the daisy chained ribbon cable with pin
1 of the drive edge connector(s). The end-most connector should
be attached to the drive you want to designate as Drive A.
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2.6.5 IDE Disk Drive Connector
40
39
IDE 2
(J23)
IDE 1
(J19)
2
1
The mainboard is equipped with two shrouded PCI IDE headers
that will interface four Enhanced IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)
disk drives. To prevent improper IDE cable installation, each shrouded
PCI IDE header has a keying mechanism. The 40-pin connector on
the IDE cable can be placed into the header only if pin 1 of the
connector is aligned with pin 1 of the header. You can enable or
disable the onboard primary or secondary IDE controller in the
Integrated Peripherals submenu (“VIA OnChip IDE Device” field) of
the BIOS.
Connecting the IDE Disk Drive Cable
1. If you are connecting two IDE drives, install the 40-pin connector
of the IDE cable into the primary shrouded IDE header (J19). If
you are adding a third or fourth IDE device, install the 40-pin
connector of the other IDE cable into the secondary shrouded
IDE header (J23).
2. Install the other 40-pin header connector(s) into the device with
the colored edge of the ribbon cable aligned with pin 1 of the
drive edge connector(s).
Note:
Refer to your disk drive user’s manual for information about
selecting proper drive switch settings.
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Adding a Second IDE Disk Drive
When using two IDE drives, one must be set as the master and the
other as the slave. Follow the instructions provided by the drive
manufacturer for setting the jumpers and/or switches on the drives.
The mainboard supports Enhanced IDE or ATA-2, ATA/33, ATA/66,
ATA/100 and ATA/133 hard drives. We recommend that you use
hard drives from the same manufacturer. In a few cases, drives from
two different manufacturers will not function properly when used
together. The problem lies in the hard drives, not the mainboard.
Important:
If you encounter problems while using an ATAPI CD-ROM drive
that is set in Master mode, please set the CD-ROM drive to
Slave mode. Some ATAPI CD-ROMs may not be recognized and
cannot be used if incorrectly set in Master mode.
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2.6.6 Universal Serial Bus Ports
2.6.6.1 PM11-EC/RAMA and PM11-EL/RAMA
CN2
USB 1.1
(J17)
11
15
1
5
USB 1.1
(Black)
The PM11-EC/RAMA and PM11-EL/RAMA mainboards are each
equipped with two onboard USB 1.1 ports (CN2 - Black) located
at the ATX double deck ports of the board. Depending on the type
of USB port cable that you are using, the J17 connector on the
mainboard allows you to connect 2 more optional USB 1.1 ports.
These optional USB 1.1 ports, which are mounted on a card-edge
bracket, will be provided as an option. If you wish to use the
optional USB 1.1 ports, install the card-edge bracket to the system
chassis then insert the connector that is attached to the USB 1.1
port cables to J17.
Insert the USB port cable connector to pins 1-10 if:
• One of the holes on the cable connector is plugged, meaning the
cable connector has a keying mechanism.
Insert the USB port cable connector to pins 6-15 if:
• None of the holes on the cable connector is plugged, meaning
the cable connector has no keying mechanism.
You can enable or disable the USB 1.1 ports in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“OnChip USB1.1 Controller” field) of the BIOS.
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2.6.6.2 PM11-UL/RAMA
JUSB1
CN2
USB 1.1
(J17)
USB 2.0
(J12)
2
1
10
9
USB 2.0
(Black)
11
15
1
5
USB 1.1
(Black)
The PM11-UL/RAMA mainboard is equipped with two onboard
USB 2.0 ports (JUSB1 - Black) and two onboard USB 1.1 ports
(CN2 - Black) located at the ATX double deck ports of the board.
It is also equipped with a J12 connector for additional external USB
2.0 ports and a J17 connector for additional external USB 1.1 ports.
Refer to the previous page for instructions on connecting the USB
port cables.
You can enable or disable the USB 1.1 ports in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“OnChip USB1.1 Controller” field) of the BIOS.
The USB 2.0 ports are designed in that they are always enabled.
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USB 1.1 (J17)
Pin
Function
Pin
Function
Pin
Function
1
VCC
6
VCC
11
Ground
2
UP2-
7
UP3-
12
Ground
3
UP2+
8
UP3+
13
UP2+
4
Ground
9
Ground
14
UP2-
5
Key
10
Ground
15
VCC
USB 2.0 (J12)
Pin
Function
Pin
1
5V_Dul
6
Data+
2
5V_Dul
7
Ground
3
Data-
8
Ground
4
Data-
9
Key
5
Data+
10
Ground
Function
Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use a
USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system that is in the
S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
If you are using this function with a device that is connected to the
USB 2.0 port, you need to configure 2 jumpers. Refer to “Jumper
Settings for Wake-On-USB 2.0 Keyboard/Mouse” in chapter 2. You
also need to enable “Resume on PCI Event” (“IRQ/Event Activity
Detect” field) in the Power Management Setup submenu of the
BIOS.
If you are using this function with a device that is connected to the
USB 1.1 port, you do not need to configure any jumpers. You only
need to enable “USB Resume from S3” (“IRQ/Event Activity Detect”
field) in the Power Management Setup submenu of the BIOS. Refer
to chapter 3 for more information.
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2.6.7 RJ45 Fast-Ethernet Port (PM11-EL/RAMA and
PM11-UL/RAMA only)
CN2
LAN
RJ45
LAN
RJ45 LAN
The PM11-EL/RAMA and PM11-UL/RAMA mainboards are each
equipped with an onboard RJ45 fast-ethernet LAN port at location
CN2 of the ATX double deck ports. It allows the mainboard to
connect to a local area network by means of a network hub. You
may enable or disable the onboard LAN in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“VIA OnChip PCI Device” field) of the BIOS.
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2.6.8 VGA Port
CN1
VGA
(Blue)
VGA Port
The system board can only be used with an analog video monitor.
Connect the monitor’s 15-pin D-shell cable connector to the VGA
port (CN1 - Blue) located at the ATX double deck ports of the
board. If your monitor supports analog video but does not have a
15-pin D-shell connector, see your monitor dealer for the adapter or
optional cable. After you plug the monitor cable into the VGA port,
gently tighten the cable screws to hold the connector in place. Some
monitors have a switch that chooses between analog and TTL (or
digital) operation. If your monitor has such a switch, set it for analog.
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2.6.9 IrDA Connector
IrDA (J10)
1 2 3 4 5
Pin
Function
1
VCC
2
N. C.
3
IRRX
4
Ground
5
IRTX
The mainboard is equipped with an IrDA connector for wireless connectivity between your computer and peripheral devices. The IRDA
(Infrared Data Association) specification supports data transfers of
115K baud at a distance of 1 meter.
Connect your IrDA cable to connector J10 on the mainboard. Set
“UART Mode Select” in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super
IO Device” field) of the BIOS to the type of IrDA standard
supported by your device. You must have the proper drivers
installed in your operating system to use this connector. Refer to your
operating system’s manual or documentation.
Note:
The sequence of the pin functions on some IrDA cable may be
reversed from the pin function defined on the mainboard. Make
sure to connect the cable to the IrDA connector according to
their pin functions.
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2.6.10 CPU Fan Connector
1 2 3
CPU fan
(J18)
Pin
Function
1
Ground
2
Power
3
Sense
The processor must be kept cool by using a fan with heatsink.
Connect the CPU fan to the 3-pin fan connector at location J18 on
the mainboard. The system is capable of monitoring the speed of the
CPU fan.
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2.6.11 Chassis Fan Connector
3
2
1
Pin
Function
1
On/Off
2
+12V
3
Sense
Chassis
fan (J28)
If you are installing a chassis fan in the system unit, connect the fan’s
connector to location J28 on the mainboard. The fan will provide
adequate airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the
processor. The system is capable of monitoring and controlling the
speed of the chassis fan. The chassis fan will automatically turn off
once the system enters the Suspend mode.
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2.6.12 Chip Fan Connector
1
2
Chip fan
(J11)
Pin
Function
1
+12V
2
Ground
The VIA P4M266 chip must be kept cool by using a fan with
heatsink. Connect the fan’s connector to location J11 on the system
board.
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2.6.13 Game/MIDI Port
1
15
2
Game/MIDI
(J8)
The system board is equipped with a 15-pin connector at location
J8 for connecting an external game/MIDI port. One card-edge
bracket, mounted with a serial port cable and a game/MIDI port
cable, is provided with the system board. Install the card-edge
bracket to the system chassis then connect the game/MIDI port
cable to connector J8. Make sure the colored stripe on the ribbon
cable is aligned with pin 1 of connector J8.
The Game/MIDI port is identical to that of a standard PC game
adapter or game I/O port. This port works well with any application
that is compatible with the standard PC joystick.
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2.6.14 Audio Jacks
CN3
2
1
10
9
Front audio (J3)
Mic-In
(Pink)
Line-In
(Light Blue)
Line-Out
(Lime)
Front Audio (J3)
Pin
42
Function
Pin
Function
1
Mic+
2
Ground
3
Mic Power
4
AuD_Vcc (Avcc)
5
AuD_R_Out
6
AuD_R_Return (GND)
7
N. C.
8
Key
9
AuD_L_Out
10
AuD_L_Return (GND)
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Onboard Audio Jacks (CN3)
The mainboard is equipped with 3 audio jacks. A jack is a one-hole
connecting interface for inserting a plug.
Line-out Jack (Lime)
This jack is used to connect external speakers for audio output from
the mainboard.
Line-in Jack (Light Blue)
This jack can be connected to the line-out jack of any external audio
devices such as Hi-fi set, CD player, AM/FM radio tuner, synthesizer,
etc. Connect a stereo cable from the line-out jack of your external
device to this line-in jack.
Mic-in Jack (Pink)
Connect a microphone to the mic-in jack.
Front Audio (J3)
J3 provides you the option of connecting another line-out and mic-in
jacks.
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2.6.15 Internal Audio Connectors
CD-in (J6)
AUX-in
(J7)
1
2
3
4
Pin
Function
1
Left audio channel
2
Ground
3
Ground
4
Right audio channel
AUX-in and CD-in
These connectors are used to receive audio from a CD-ROM drive,
TV tuner or MPEG card.
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2.6.16 S/PDIF-out Connector
1 2 3 4
S/PDIF-out (J5)
Pin
Function
1
AVDD5
2
N. C .
3
SPDIF
4
Ground
The mainboard is equipped with a digital audio interface - S/PDIF
(Sony/Philips Digital Interface). S/PDIF is a standard audio file transfer
format that transfers digital audio signals to a device without having
to be converted first to an analog format. This prevents the quality
of the audio signal from degrading whenever it is converted to
analog.
Connect the S/PDIF audio cable to J5 for digital audio output to
external speakers or a device that supports digital output.
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2.6.17 Smart I/O Connectors (PM11-UL/RAMA only)
SD (J20)
MS (J24)
10
1
10 5
SC
(J25)
6 1
The PM11-UL/RAMA mainboard is equipped with a security
interface - Smart Card (SC) interface and two compact storage
interfaces - Memory Stick (MS) interface and Secure Digital Memory
Card (SD) interface. An optional device will be provided allowing you
to insert these cards.
The Smart Card is a small electronic device about the size of a
credit card that provides security to files or computer. The extent
and type of security will depend on the settings built into the card.
Memory Stick is an IC memory media that has a large storage
capacity. It can store any format of digital data as well as transfer
digital data and shares them among electronic devices that are
compatible with Memory Stick.
Secure Digital Memory Card is a storage device about the size of a
postage stamp that provides fast downloading of all types of digital
files to your computer as well as easy transfer of files from your
computer to the SD Memory Card.
You can select the SC, MS and SD’s address/IRQ in the Integrated
Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device” field) of the BIOS.
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The optional Smart I/O Drive
Secure Digital
Memory Card
Memory
Stick
Smart Card
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Smart Card Interface
Pin
Function
Pin
Function
1
VCC
6
Ground
2
SCAPWC-
7
SCARST-
3
SCAC4
8
SCALED
4
SCAIO
9
SCAC8
5
SCACLK
10
SCAPSNT
Memory Stick Interface
Pin
Function
Pin
Function
1
Ground
6
MSA4
2
MSA1
7
MSA5
3
VCC3
8
MSACLK
4
MSA2
9
MSAPWC-
5
MSA3
10
MSALED
Secure Digital Memory Card Interface
Pin
48
Function
Pin
Function
1
Ground
6
MSB4
2
MSB1
7
MSB5
3
VCC3
8
MSBCLK
4
MSB2
9
MSBPWC-
5
MSB3
10
MSBLED
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2.6.18 Wake-On-LAN Connector
321
Wake-On-LAN
(J7)
Pin
Function
1
WOL
2
Ground
3
+5VSB
The mainboard supports the Wake-On-LAN function. This function
will allow the network to remotely power-on a Soft Power Down
(Soft-Off) PC. However, if your system is in the Suspend mode, you
can power-on the system only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
To use the Wake-On-LAN function, you must enable “Resume on
LAN/Ring” in the Power Management Setup (“IRQ/Event Activity
Detect” field) of the BIOS. Your LAN card package should include a
cable. Connect one end of the cable to the wakeup header on the
card and the other end to location J7 on the mainboard. The
network will detect Magic Packet and assert a wakeup signal to
power-up the system. Refer to the add-in card’s manual for details.
Note: Your LAN card must support the remote wake up function.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
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2.6.19 Wake-On-Ring Connector
2 1
Pin
Function
1
Ground
2
RI#
Wake-On-Ring
(J16)
The Wake-On-Ring connector is used to connect to an internal
modem card that has the same connector. It will allow the system
that is in the Suspend mode or Soft Power Off mode to wake-up/
power-on to respond to calls coming through the internal modem
card.
To use this function, connect one end of the cable (that came with
the card) to the card’s wake-on-ring connector and the other end to
location J16 on the mainboard. You must also enable “Resume on
LAN/Ring” in the Power Management Setup (“IRQ/Event Activity
Detect” field) of the BIOS.
If you are using an external modem, the ring-on function will come
through the serial port where the external modem is connected.
Important:
If you are using a modem add-in card, the 5VSB power source
of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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2.6.20 DIMM and PCI Standby Power LEDs
DIMM
Standby
Power LED
PCI Standby
Power LED
DIMM Standby Power LED
This LED will turn red when the system’s power is on or when it is
in the Suspend state (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM). It
will not light when the system is in the Soft-Off state.
PCI Standby Power LED
This LED will turn red when the system is in the power-on, Soft-Off
or Suspend (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM) state.
Important:
Lighted LEDs serve as a reminder that you must power-off the
system then turn off the power supply’s switch or unplug the
power cord prior to installing any memory modules or add-in
cards.
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2.6.21 Power Connectors
+12V power
(ATXP1)
2
1
4
3
10
20
1
11
ATX power
(J26)
We recommend that you use a power supply that complies with the
ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide Version 1.1. Connect the
ATX12V power supply’s 20-pin ATX main power connector and
4-pin +12V power connector to J26 and ATXP1 respectively.
The 4-pin +12V power connector enables the delivery of more
+12VDC current to the processor’s Voltage Regulator Module
(VRM).
The mainboard requires a minimum of 250 Watt power supply to
operate. Your system configuration (amount of memory, add-in cards,
peripherals, etc.) may exceed the minimum power requirement. To
ensure that adequate power is provided, use a 300 Watt (or
greater) power supply.
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ATX Main Power Connector
Pin
Function
Pin
Function
1
3.3V
11
3.3V
2
3.3V
12
-12V
3
Ground
13
Ground
4
+5V
14
PS-ON
5
Ground
15
Ground
6
+5V
16
Ground
7
Ground
17
Ground
8
PW-OK
18
-5V
9
5VSB
19
+5V
10
+12V
20
+5V
+12V Power Connector
Pin
Function
1
Ground
2
Ground
3
+12V
4
+12V
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2.6.22 Front Panel Connectors
Front panel
connectors (J21)
HD-LED: Primary/Secondary IDE LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
G-LED: Green LED
This LED will not light when the system’s power is on or when the
system is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. It will light when
the system is in the S1 (POS - Power On Suspend) state.
ATX-SW: ATX Power Switch
Depending on the setting in the BIOS setup, this switch is a “dual
function power button” that will allow your system to enter the SoftOff or Suspend mode. Refer to “Soft-Off By PWRBTN” in the Power
Management Setup (Chapter 3).
G-SW: Green Switch
This switch will allow your system to enter the Suspend mode.
RESET: Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the
system thus prolonging the life of the power supply or system.
SPEAKER: Speaker Connector
This connects to the speaker installed in the system chassis.
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PWR-LED: Power/Standby LED
When the system’s power is on, this LED will light. When the system
is in the S1 (POS - Power On Suspend) state, it will blink every
second. When the system is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM)
state, it will blink every 4 seconds.
Note:
If your system did not boot-up and the Power/Standby LED did
not light after it was powered-on, it may indicate that the CPU
or memory module was not installed properly. Please make
sure they are properly inserted into their corresponding socket.
HD-LED
(Primary/Secondary IDE LED)
G-LED
(Green LED)
ATX-SW
(ATX power switch)
G-SW
(Green switch)
RESET
(Reset switch)
SPEAKER
(Speaker connector)
PWR-LED
(Power/Standby LED)
Pin
3
5
Pin Assignment
HDD LED Power
HDD
14
16
8
10
Green LED Power
Ground
PWRBT+
PWRBT-
18
20
7
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Ground
SMI
Ground
H/W Reset
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15
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4
6
Speaker Data
N. C.
Ground
Speaker Power
LED Power (+)
LED Power (+)
LED Power (-) or Standby Signal
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Chapter 3 - Award BIOS Setup Utility
3.1 The Basic Input/Output System
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is a program that takes care
of the basic level of communication between the processor and
peripherals. In addition, the BIOS also contains codes for various
advanced features found in this mainboard. This chapter explains the
Setup Utility for the Award BIOS.
After you power up the system, the BIOS message appears on the
screen and the memory count begins. After the memory test, the
following message will appear on the screen:
Press DEL to enter setup
If the message disappears before you respond, restart the system or
press the “Reset” button. You may also restart the system by
pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
When you press <Del>, the main menu screen will appear.
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Standard CMOS Features
Frequency/Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
PnP/PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
Esc
F10
↑↓→←
: Quit
: Save & Exit Setup
: Select Item
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
3.1.1 Standard CMOS Features
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Standard CMOS Features” and
press <Enter>. A screen similar to the one on the next page will
appear.
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Standard CMOS Features
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Date (mm:dd:yy)
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Tue, Feb 5 2002
4 : 35 : 5
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
Press
Press
Press
Press
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Secondary Master
Secondary Slave
Enter
Enter
Enter
Enter
None
None
None
None
Drive A
Drive B
1.44M, 3.5 in.
None
Video
Halt On
EGA/VGA
All, But Keyboard
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
↑↓→← :Move Enter:Select
F5:Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
Change the day, month,
year and century
640K
129024K
130048K
+/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays
a day, from Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from
January to December. Date displays the date, from 1 to 31. Year
displays the year, from 1990 to 2098.
Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based
on the 24-hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00.
Hour displays hours from 00 to 23. Minute displays minutes from
00 to 59. Second displays seconds from 00 to 59.
IDE Primary Master, IDE Primary Slave, IDE Secondary Master and
IDE Secondary Slave
Move the cursor to the “IDE Primary Master”, “IDE Primary Slave”,
“IDE Secondary Master” or “IDE Secondary Slave” field, then press
<Enter>.
IDE HDD Auto Detection
Detects the parameters of the drive. The parameters will
automatically be shown on the screen.
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IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave
If you wish to define your own drive type manually, select
“Manual”. The drive type information should be included in the
documentation from your hard disk vendor. If you select ”Auto”,
the BIOS will auto-detect the HDD & CD-ROM drive at the
POST stage and show the IDE for the HDD & CD-ROM drive.
If a hard disk has not been installed, select “None”.
Capacity
Displays the approximate capacity of the disk drive. Usually the
size is slightly greater than the size of a formatted disk given by
a disk checking program.
Access Mode
For hard drives larger than 528MB, you would typically select the
LBA type. Certain operating systems require that you select
Normal or Large. Please check your operating system’s manual or
Help desk on which one to select.
Drive A and Drive B
These fields identify the types of floppy disk drives installed.
None
360K, 5.25 in.
1.2M, 5.25 in.
720K, 3.5 in.
1.44M, 3.5 in.
2.88M, 3.5 in.
No floppy drive is installed
5-1/4 in. standard drive; 360KB capacity
5-1/4 in. AT-type high-density drive; 1.2MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 720KB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 1.44MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 2.88MB capacity
Video
This field selects the type of video adapter used for the primary
system monitor. Although secondary monitors are supported, you do
not have to select the type. The default setting is EGA/VGA.
EGA/VGA Enhanced Graphics Adapter/Video Graphics Array. For
EGA, VGA, SVGA and PGA monitor adapters.
CGA 40 Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 40-column
mode.
CGA 80 Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 80-column
mode.
Mono
Monochrome adapter. Includes high resolution
monochrome adapters.
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Halt On
This field determines whether the system will stop if an error is
detected during power up. The default setting is All Errors.
No Errors The system boot will not stop for any errors detected.
All Errors The system boot will stop whenever the BIOS detects
a non-fatal error.
All, But Keyboard The system boot will not stop for a keyboard
error; it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Diskette The system boot will not stop for a disk error;
it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Disk/Key The system boot will not stop for a disk or
keyboard error; it will stop for all other errors.
Base Memory
Displays the amount of base (or conventional) memory installed in
the system. The value of the base memory is typically 512K for
systems with 512K memory installed on the motherboard or 640K
for systems with 640K or more memor y installed on the
motherboard.
Extended Memory
Displays the amount of extended memory detected during boot-up.
Total Memory
Displays the total memory available in the system.
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3.1.2 Advanced BIOS Features
The Advanced BIOS Features allows you to configure your system
for basic operation. Some entries are defaults required by the
mainboard, while others, if enabled, will improve the performance of
your system or let you set some features according to your
preference.
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Advanced BIOS Features
Virus Warning
CPU L1 & L2 Cache
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
Quick Power On Self Test
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Swap Floppy Drive
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Typematic Rate Setting
X Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
X Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
Video BIOS Shadow
Small Logo(EPA) Show
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select
F5:Previous Values
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Floppy
HDD-0
LS120
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
On
Disabled
6
250
Setup
Non-OS2
Enabled
Enabled
Item Help
Menu Level
Allows you to choose
the VIRUS warning
feature for IDE Hard
Disk boot sector
protection. If this
function is enabled and
someone attempt to
write data into this
area, BIOS will show a
warning message on
screen and alarm beep
+/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Virus Warning
This field protects the boot sector and partition table of your hard
disk drive. When this field is enabled, the Award BIOS will monitor
the boot sector and partition table of the hard disk drive. If an
attempt is made to write to the boot sector or partition table of
the hard disk drive, the BIOS will halt the system and an error
message will appear.
After seeing the error message, if necessary, you will be able to run
an anti-virus program to locate and remove the problem before any
damage is done.
Many disk diagnostic programs which attempt to access the boot
sector table will cause the warning message to appear. If you are
running such a program, we recommend that you first disable this
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field. Also, disable this field if you are installing or running certain
operating systems like Windows ® 98/2000/ME/XP or the operating
system may not install nor work.
CPU L1 & L2 Cache
These fields speed up the memory access. The default value is
enabled.
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
The processors supported by the mainboard come with built-in
Level 2 cache. By default, ECC is enabled to check the Level 2 cache.
If you are not using this function, set this field to Disabled.
Quick Power On Self Test
This field speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) after you power on
the system. When Enabled, the BIOS will shorten or skip some check
items during POST.
First Boot Device, Second Boot Device, Third Boot Device and
Boot Other Device
Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the “First Boot
Device” “Second Boot Device” and “Third Boot Device” fields
respectively. The BIOS will boot the operating system according to
the sequence of the drive selected. Set “Boot Other Device” to
Enabled if you wish to boot from another device.
Swap Floppy Drive
When this field is enabled and the system is booting from the floppy
drive, the system will boot from drive B instead of drive A. When
this option is disabled and the system is booting from the floppy
drive, the system will boot from drive A. You must have two floppy
drives to use this function.
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Boot Up Floppy Seek
When enabled, the BIOS will check whether the floppy disk drive
installed is 40 or 80 tracks. Note that the BIOS cannot distinguish
between 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M drive types as they are all 80
tracks. When disabled, the BIOS will not search for the type of floppy
disk drive by track number. Note that there will not be any warning
message if the drive installed is 360KB.
Boot Up NumLock Status
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric
keypad. By default, the system boots up with NumLock on wherein
the function of the numeric keypad is the number keys. When set to
Off, the function of the numeric keypad is the arrow keys.
Typematic Rate Setting
Disabled Continually holding down a key on your keyboard will
cause the BIOS to report that the key is down.
Enabled The BIOS will not only report that the key is down,
but will first wait for a moment, and, if the key is still
down, it will begin to report that the key has been
depressed repeatedly. For example, you would use such
a feature to accelerate cursor movements with the
arrow keys. You can then select the typematic rate and
typematic delay in the “Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)”
and “Typematic Delay (Msec)” fields below.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This field allows you to select the rate at which the keys are
accelerated.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
This field allows you to select the delay between when the key was
first depressed and when the acceleration begins.
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Security Option
This field determines when the system will prompt for the password
- everytime the system boots or only when you enter the BIOS
setup. Set the password in the Set Supervisor/User Password
submenu.
System The system will not boot and access to Setup will be
denied unless the correct password is entered at the
prompt.
Setup The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied
unless the correct password is entered at the prompt.
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
This field allows you to access the memory that is over 64MB in
OS/2. The options are: Non-OS2 and OS2.
Video BIOS Shadow
Determines whether video BIOS will be copied to RAM. Video Shadow
will increase the video speed. Note that some graphics boards require
that this option be disabled. The default value is Enabled.
Enabled Video shadow is enabled.
Disabled Video shadow is disabled.
Small Logo(EPA) Show
Enabled The EPA logo will appear during system boot-up.
Disabled The EPA logo will not appear during system boot-up.
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3.1.3 Advanced Chipset Features
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Advanced Chipset Features
u DRAM Clock/Drive Control
u AGP & P2P Bridge Control
u CPU & PCI Bus Control
Memory Hole
System BIOS Cacheable
Video RAM Cacheable
VGA Share Memory Size
FB Address Conversion
FB Page Close Prediction
Item Help
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
32M
Disabled
Disabled
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
This section gives you functions to configure the system based on
the specific features of the chipset. The chipset manages bus speeds
and access to system memory resources. These items should not
be altered unless necessary. The default settings have been chosen
because they provide the best operating conditions for your system.
The only time you might consider making any changes would be if
you discovered some incompatibility or that data was being lost
while using your system.
DRAM Clock/Drive Control
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following fields
will appear.
Current FSB Frequency
This field shows the detected FSB of the CPU.
Current DRAM Frequency
This field shows the detected frequency of the DRAM.
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DRAM Clock
This field is used to select the clock speed of the DIMM.
By SPD
100 MHz
133 MHz
The EEPROM on a DIMM has SPD (Serial
Presence Detect) data structure that stores
information about the module such as the
memory type, memory size, memory speed, etc.
When this option is selected, the system will run
according to the information in the EEPROM.
The memory clock speed will run at 200MHz.
The memory clock speed will run at 266MHz.
DRAM Timing
This field is used to select the timing of the DRAM.
By SPD
Manual
The EEPROM on a DIMM has SPD (Serial
Presence Detect) data structure that stores
information about the module such as the
memory type, memory size, memory speed, etc.
When this option is selected, the system will run
according to the information in the EEPROM.
It allows you to configure the fields that follow.
The system will run according to the settings in
these fields.
SDRAM C AS Latency
The default setting is 3 which is 3 clock cycles for the CAS
latency.
Bank Interleave
The options are 2 Bank, 4 Bank and Disabled.
Precharge to Active (Trp)
The options are 2T and 3T.
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Active to Precharge (Tras)
The options are 5T and 6T.
Active to CMD (Trcd)
The options are 2T and 3T.
DRAM Burst Len
The options are 4 and 8.
DRAM Command Rate
The options are 1T Command and 2T Command.
AGP & P2P Bridge Control
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following fields
will appear.
AGP Aperture Size
This field is relevant to the memory-mapped graphics data of the
AGP card installed in your system. Leave this in its default setting,
which is 128M.
AGP Mode
This field is used to select the AGP mode of the AGP card installed
on the mainboard. The default setting is “4X”.
AGP Driving Control
Set this field to Manual only if there are compatibility problems with
some AGP cards. When set to Manual, you must select a value in
the “AGP Driving Value” field.
AGP Driving Value
This field is used to select a value for the AGP Driving control. We
recommend that you leave this field in its default setting.
AGP Fast Write
Select Enabled to support the AGP Fast Write function.
AGP Master 1 WS Write
Set this field to Enabled to add one clock tick to AGP write
operations.
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AGP Master 1 WS Read
Set this field to Enabled to add one clock tick to AGP read
operations.
CPU & PCI Bus Control
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following fields
will appear.
CPU to PCI Write Buffer
Enabled Writes from the CPU to the PCI bus are buffered
to offset the speed difference between the CPU
and PCI bus.
Disabled Writes are not buffered therefore the CPU must
wait until the write cycle is complete before starting
another write cycle.
PCI Master 0 WS Write
When enabled, writes to the PCI bus are executed with zero wait
state.
PCI Delay Transaction
When enabled, this function frees up the PCI bus for other PCI
masters during the PCI-to-ISA transactions. This allows PCI and
ISA buses to be used more efficiently and prevents degradation
of performance on the PCI bus when ISA accesses are made.
Memory Hole
This field is used to select the memory area that must not be
addressed to the ISA bus.
System BIOS Cacheable
When this field is enabled, accesses to the system BIOS ROM
addressed at F0000H-FFFFFH are cached, provided that the cache
controller is enabled. The larger the range of the Cache RAM, the
higher the efficiency of the system.
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Video RAM Cacheable
When enabled, it allows the video RAM to be cacheable thus providing
better video performance. If your graphics card does not support this
function, leave this field in its default setting.
VGA Share Memory Size
This field is used to select the memory size that will be shared by the
VGA.
FB Address Conversion
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
FB Page Close Prediction
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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3.1.4 Integrated Peripherals
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Integrated Peripherals
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VIA OnChip IDE Device
VIA OnChip PCI Device
Super IO Device
Init Display First
OnChip USB1.1 Controller
USB Keyboard Support
USB Mouse Support
IDE HDD Block Mode
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
PCI Slot
All Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
VIA OnChip IDE Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following fields
will appear.
OnChip IDE Channel 0 and OnChip IDE Channel 1
These fields allow you to enable or disable the primary and
secondary IDE controller. The default is Enabled. Select Disabled if
you want to add a different hard drive controller.
IDE Prefetch Mode
This allows data and addresses to be stored in the internal buffer
of the chip, thus reducing access time. Enable this field to achieve
better performance.
IDE Primary Master/Slave PIO and IDE Secondary Master/Slave
PIO
PIO means Programmed Input/Output. Rather than have the
BIOS issue a series of commands to effect a transfer to or from
the disk drive, PIO allows the BIOS to tell the controller what it
wants and then let the controller and the CPU perform the
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complete task by themselves. Your system supports five modes, 0
(default) to 4, which primarily differ in timing. When Auto is
selected, the BIOS will select the best available mode after
checking your drive.
Auto
Mode 0-4
The BIOS will automatically set the system according to your hard disk drive’s timing.
You can select a mode that matches your hard
disk drive’s timing. Caution: Do not use the wrong
setting or you will have drive errors.
IDE Primary Master/Slave UDMA and IDE Secondary Master/Slave
UDMA
These fields allow you to set the Ultra DMA in use. When Auto
is selected, the BIOS will select the best available option after
checking your hard drive or CD-ROM.
Auto
Disabled
The BIOS will automatically detect the settings for
you.
The BIOS will not detect these categories.
VIA OnChip PCI Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following fields
will appear.
VIA-3058 AC97 Audio
Auto
Select this option when using the onboard audio
codec.
Disabled Select this option when using a PCI sound card.
Onboard LAN (PM11-EL/RAMA and PM11-UL/RAMA only)
By default, the onboard LAN chip is enabled. If you are not using
the onboard LAN, set this field to Disabled.
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Super IO Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following fields
will appear.
Onboard FDC Controller
Enabled
Enables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Disabled
Disables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Onboard Serial Port 1 and Onboard Serial Port 2
Auto
The system will automatically select an I/O address
for the onboard serial port 1 and serial port 2.
3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3 Allows you to
manually select an I/O address for the onboard
serial port 1 and serial port 2.
Disabled
Disables the onboard serial port 1 and/or serial
port 2.
SC Port Address/IRQ (PM11-UL/RAMA only)
This field is used to select the SC port’s address and IRQ. When
selecting an address for the SC port, the IRQ will at the same
time appear next to the address selected.
MS Port Address/IRQ (PM11-UL/RAMA only)
This field is used to select the MS port’s address and IRQ. When
selecting an address for the MS port, the IRQ will at the same
time appear next to the address selected.
SD Port Address/IRQ (PM11-UL/RAMA only)
This field is used to select the SD port’s address and IRQ. When
selecting an address for the SD port, the IRQ will at the same
time appear next to the address selected.
Important:
IRQs for Serial Port 1, Serial Port 2, Parallel Port, SC Port, MS
Port and SD Port must be appropriately selected making
sure each port uses a different IRQ. When selecting a port
address for SC Port, MS Port and SD Port, the IRQ will at the
same time appear next to the address selected. For
example, if you selected “700/3” for the SC port, “700” is
the port’s address and “3” is its IRQ. Therefore you must
not select IRQ 3 for the other ports.
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UART Mode Select
The mainboard supports IrDA function for wireless connectivity
between your computer and peripheral devices. You may not use
IrDA (J10) and the COM 2 (J9) serial port at the same time. If
you are using the COM 2 serial port, make sure this field is set
to Normal.
To use the IrDA function, follow the steps below.
1.
Connect your IrDA cable to connector J10 on the mainboard.
2.
Set the “UART Mode Select” field to the type of IrDA
standard supported by your IrDA peripheral/device (IrDA or
ASKIR). For better transmission of data, your IrDA peripheral
device must be within a 30o angle and within a distance of 1
meter.
3.
Set the “RxD TxD Active”, “IR Transmission Delay”, “UR2
Duplex Mode” and “Use IR Pins” fields appropriately.
RxD, TxD Active
The options are Hi, Lo; Lo, Hi; Lo, Lo; and Hi, Hi.
IR Transmission Delay
If this option is Enabled, transmission of data will be slower. This is
recommended when you encounter transmission problem with
your device. The options are: Enabled and Disabled.
UR2 Duplex Mode
Half
Data is completely transmitted before receiving data.
Full
Transmits and receives data simultaneously.
Use IR Pins
The options are IR-Rx2Tx2 and RxD2, TxD2.
Onboard Parallel Port
378/IRQ7, 3BC/IRQ7, 278/IRQ5 Selects the I/O address and
IRQ for the onboard parallel port.
Disabled
Disables the onboard parallel port.
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Parallel Port Mode
The options are SPP, EPP, ECP and ECP+EPP. These apply to
standard specifications and will depend on the type and speed of
your device. Refer to your peripheral’s manual for the best option.
SPP
Allows normal speed operation but in one direction only.
“ECP (Extended Capabilities Port)”
Allows parallel port to operate in bidirectional mode and at a
speed faster than the normal mode’s data transfer rate.
“EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port)”
Allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed.
EPP Mode Select
This is used to select the EPP mode.
ECP Mode Use DMA
This is used to select the DMA channel used for the parallel port.
Game Port Address
This field is used to select the game port’s address. The options
are 201, 209 and Disabled.
Midi Port Address
This field is used to select the MIDI port’s address. If you have
selected the MIDI port’s address, you may select its IRQ in the
“Midi Port IRQ” field.
Midi Port IRQ
This field is used to select the MIDI port’s IRQ.
Init Display First
This field is used to select whether to initialize AGP or PCI first
when the system boots.
AGP
PCI Slot
When the system boots, it will first initialize AGP.
When the system boots, it will first initialize PCI.
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OnChip USB1.1 Controller
This field is used to select the USB 1.1 ports you want Enabled.
USB Keyboard Support
By default, USB Keyboard Support is Disabled. However, if you are
using a USB keyboard under DOS, make sure to enable this
function.
USB Mouse Support
This field is used to enable or disable the USB mouse.
IDE HDD Block Mode
Enabled
The IDE HDD uses the block mode. The system BIOS
will check the hard disk drive for the maximum block
size the system can transfer. The block size will depend
on the type of hard disk drive.
Disabled The IDE HDD uses the standard mode.
Onboard LAN Boot ROM (PM11-EL/RAMA and PM11-UL/RAMA
only)
By default, this field is disabled. Enable this field if you wish to use
the boot ROM (instead of a disk drive) to boot-up the system and
access the local area network directly.
If you wish to change the boot ROM’s settings, type the <Shift> and
<F10> keys simultaneously when prompted during boot-up. Take
note: you will be able to access the boot ROM’s program (by typing
<Shift> + <F10>) only when this field is enabled.
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3.1.5 Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure your system
to most effectively save energy.
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Power Management Setup
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ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
Power Management Option
HDD Power Down
Suspend Mode
Video Off Option
Video Off Method
MODEM Use IRQ
Soft-Off By PWRBTN
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
PWR Lost Resume State
IRQ/Event Activity Detect
Enabled
S1(POS)
User Define
Disabled
Disabled
Suspend -> Off
V/H SYNC+Blank
3
Instant-off
Auto
Keep Off
Press Enter
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
ACPI Function
This function should be enabled only in operating systems that
support ACPI. Currently, only Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP supports
this function. If you want to use the Suspend to RAM function, make
sure this field is enabled then select “S3(STR)” in the “ACPI Suspend
Type” field.
ACPI Suspend Type
This field is used to select the type of Suspend mode.
S1(POS)
S3(STR)
Enables the Power On Suspend function.
Enables the Suspend to RAM function. If you are
using the Windows® 98 operating system, refer to
“Using the Suspend to RAM Function” in appendix A
for more information.
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Power Management Option
This field allows you to select the type (or degree) of power saving
by changing the length of idle time that elapses before the “Suspend
Mode” field is activated.
Min Saving
Max Saving
User Define
Minimum power saving time for Suspend mode = 1
hr.
Maximum power saving time for Suspend mode =
1 min.
Allows you to set the power saving time in the
“Suspend Mode” field.
HDD Power Down
After the set time of system inactivity, the hard disk drive will be
powered down while all other devices remain active.
Suspend Mode
This is selectable only when the Power Management field is set to
User Define. When the system enters the Suspend mode according
to the power saving time selected, the CPU and onboard
peripherals will be shut off.
Video Off Option
Always On
Suspend -> Off
The system BIOS will never turn off the screen.
The screen is off when the system is in the
Suspend mode.
Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
V/H SYNC + Blank This will cause the system to turn off the
vertical and horizontal synchronization ports
and write blanks to the video buffer.
Blank Screen This only writes blanks to the video buffer.
DPMS Support Initializes display power management signaling.
Select this if your video board supports it.
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MODEM Use IRQ
This field is used to set an IRQ channel for the modem installed in
your system.
Soft-Off by PWRBTN
This field allows you to select the method of powering off your
system.
Delay 4 Sec Regardless of whether the Power Management field
is enabled or disabled, if the power button is
pushed and released in less than 4 sec, the system
enters the Suspend mode. The purpose of this
function is to prevent the system from powering off
in case you accidentally “hit” or pushed the power
button. Push and release again in less than 4 sec to
restore. Pushing the power button for more than 4
seconds will power off the system.
Instant-Off Pressing and then releasing the power button at
once will immediately power off your system.
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
When this field is set to Auto, the system will initialize the VGA BIOS
from the S3 state.
PWR Lost Resume State
Keep Off
When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system’s power is off. You must press the Power
button to power-on the system.
Turn On When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system will automatically power-on.
Last State When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system will return to the state where you left off
before power failure occurs. If the system’s power is
off when AC power failure occurs, it will remain off
when power returns. If the system’s power is on
when AC power failure occurs, the system will poweron when power returns.
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IRQ/Event Activity Detect
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following fields
will appear.
PS2KB Wakeup Select
Password To use a password to wake up the system, select
this option then press <Enter>. Enter your
password. You can enter up to 5 characters. Type
in exactly the same password to confirm, then
press <Enter>.
Important:
If you forgot the password, you must
power-off the system, unplug the power
cord and clear the CMOS data. Follow the
steps in the “Jumper Settings for Clearing
CMOS Data” section in chapter 2.
Ctrl+F1
Use the <Ctrl> and <F1> keys to wake up the
system.
Disabled Disables the keyboard password function.
USB Resume from S3
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function
with a device that is connected to the USB 1.1 port, set this
field to Enabled. This function allows you to use a USB keyboard
or USB mouse to wake up a system that is in the S3 (STR Suspend To RAM) state.
VGA
When set to On, the system will respond and wake up to any
VGA activity.
LPT & COM
Select the port you would like the system to respond and wake
up when an event occurs on that port.
HDD & FDD
When set to On, the system will respond and wake up to any
hard drive or floppy drive activity.
PCI Master
When set to On, the system will respond and wake up to any
PCI or bus master activity.
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Resume on PCI Event
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function
with a device that is connected to the USB 2.0 port, set this
field to Enabled. This function allows you to use a USB keyboard
or USB mouse to wake up a system that is in the S3 (STR Suspend To RAM) state.
You must also set this field to Enabled if your PCI card such as
LAN card or modem card uses the PCI PME (Power
Management Event) signal to remotely wake up the PC. Refer to
the card’s documentation for more information.
Resume On LAN/Ring
This field allows you to enable the Wake-On-LAN and Wake-OnRing functions.
• If you are using a LAN card that supports the remote wake
up function, set this field to Enabled. The will allow the network
to remotely wake up a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC .
However, if your system is in the Suspend mode, you can wake
up the system only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt. Your
LAN card must support the remote wake up function. Refer
to “Wake-On-LAN Connector” in chapter 2 for more
information.
• When enabled, the system will power-on to respond to calls
coming through an external or internal modem. Refer to “WakeOn-Ring Connector” in chapter 2 for more information.
Resume on Alarm
Enabled When Enabled, you can set the date and time you
would like the Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC to
power-on in the “Date (of Month)” and “Resume
Time (hh:mm:ss)” fields. However, if the system is
being accessed by incoming calls or the network
prior to the date and time set in these fields, the
system will give priority to the incoming calls or
network.
Disabled Disables the automatic power-on function. (default)
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Date (of Month)
0
The system will power-on everyday according to the
time set in the “Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)” field.
1-31 Select a date you would like the system to power-on.
The system will power-on on the set date, and time
set in the “Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)” field.
Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
This is used to set the time you would like the system to poweron. If you want the system to power-on everyday as set in the
“Date (of Month)” field, the time set in this field must be later
than the time of the RTC set in the Standard CMOS Features
submenu.
IRQs Activity Monitoring
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The “Primary
INTR”, and “IRQ3” - “IRQ15” fields will appear. When enabled,
access to the specified IRQ will cause the system to wake up
completely from the power management mode. When disabled,
the system will not wake up from the power management mode
despite access to the specified IRQ.
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3.1.6 PnP/PCI Configurations
This section shows how to configure the PCI bus system. It covers
some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that only
experienced users should make any changes to the default settings.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PnP/PCI Configurations
PNP OS Installed
Reset Configuration Data
Resources Controlled By
X IRQ Resources
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
Assign IRQ For VGA
Assign IRQ For USB
PCI Slot 1 Use IRQ
PCI Slot 2 Use IRQ
PCI Slot 3 Use IRQ
No
Disabled
Auto(ESCD)
Press Enter
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
Default is Disabled.
Select Enabled to
reset Extended System
Configuration Data
(ESCD) when you exit
Setup if you have
installed a new add-on
and the system
reconfiguration has
caused such a serious
conflict that the OS
cannot boot.
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
PNP OS Installed
The default setting is “No”. The BIOS will detect the Plug and Play
devices for some compatible resources.
Reset Configuration Data
Enabled The BIOS will reset the Extended System Configuration
Data (ESCD) once automatically. It will then recreate a
new set of configuration data.
Disabled The BIOS will not reset the configuration data.
Resources Controlled By
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capability to automatically
configure all of the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices.
Auto(ESCD) The system will automatically detect the settings for
you.
Manual
Choose the specific IRQ resources in the “IRQ
Resources” field.
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IRQ Resources
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The “IRQ-3” to
“IRQ-15” fields will appear. Set each system interrupt to either PCI
Device or Reserved.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This field determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can
work with PCI/VGA or not. The default value is Disabled.
Enabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA.
Disabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards does not work with PCI/
VGA.
Assign IRQ for VGA
When Enabled, the system automatically assigns an IRQ for the VGA
card installed. Your VGA card will need an IRQ only when using the
video capture function of the card. If you are not using this function
and a new device requires an IRQ, you can set this field to Disabled.
The IRQ (previously occupied by the VGA card) will be available for
your new device.
Assign IRQ for USB
When Enabled, the system automatically assigns an IRQ for the USB
device connected to your system. However, if you are not using USB
devices and a new device requires an IRQ, set this field to Disabled.
The IRQ previously occupied by the USB device will be available for
the new device.
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PCI Slot 1 Use IRQ to PCI Slot 3 Use IRQ
By default, an IRQ is automatically assigned to the PCI devices that
are installed in the PCI slots.
If a PCI device has not been assigned an IRQ, you must manually
assign an IRQ for the device. During system boot-up, you will see
“NA” for the device that does not have an IRQ assigned.
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3.1.7 PC Health Status
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PC Health Status
CPU Warning Temperature
Current System Temp.
Current CPU Temperature
Current CPU FAN Speed
Current Chassis FAN Speed
CPU(V)
+3.3 V
+5 V
+12 V
-12 V
-5 V
VBAT(V)
5VSB(V)
Warning_Beep
Item Help
Disabled
27C/80F
37C/98F
0 RPM
0 RPM
1.75 V
3.35 V
4.90 V
11.85 V
-11.45 V
-5.14 V
3.24 V
5.37 V
Enabled
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
CPU Warning Temperature
This field is used to select the CPU’s temperature limit. Once the system
has detected that the CPU’s temperature exceeded the limit set in this
field, a warning alarm will beep if the “Warning_Beep” field is set to
Enabled.
Current System Temp., Current CPU Temperature, Current CPU Fan
Speed and Current Chassis Fan Speed
These fields show the internal temperature of the system, current
temperature of the CPU, and the current fan speed of the CPU and
chassis fans in RPM (Revolutions Per Minute).
CPU(V)
These fields show the voltage of the processor.
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+3.3V, +5V, +12V, -12V, -5V, VBAT(V) and 5VSB(V)
These fields show the output voltage of the power supply.
Warning_Beep
Set this field to Enabled so that the warning alarm will beep when the
CPU’s temperature exceeded the limit set in the “CPU Warning
Temperature” field.
Note:
The onboard hardware monitor function is capable of detecting
“system health” conditions but if you want a warning message
to pop-up or a warning alarm to sound when an abnormal
condition occurs, you must install the Hardware Monitor utility.
This utility is included in the CD that came with the mainboard.
Refer to the Hardware Monitor section in chapter 4 for more
information.
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3.1.8 Frequency/Voltage Control
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Frequency/Voltage Control
CPU Clock
Auto Detect PCI/DIMM Clk
Spread Spectrum
CPU Clock Ratio
100MHz
Enabled
Disabled
8X
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
CPU Clock
This field provides several options for selecting the external system
bus clock of the CPU. The available options allow you to adjust the
CPU’s bus clock in 1MHz increment. The default setting is “100MHz”.
Important:
Overclocking may result in the processor’s or system’s instability
and is not guaranteed to provide better system performance.
Auto Detect PCI/DIMM Clk
When enabled, the system will automatically send clock signals to
existing PCI or DIMM devices.
Spread Spectrum
Leave this field in its default setting. Do not alter this setting unless
advised by an engineer or technician.
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CPU Clock Ratio
This field is used to select the CPU’s frequency ratio.
Important:
The frequency ratio of some processors may have been locked
by the manufacturer. If you are using this kind of processor,
setting an extended ratio for the processor will have no effect.
The system will instead use its factor y default ratio.
If, in the “CPU Clock” or “CPU Clock Ratio” field, you selected an
option other than the default setting and is unable to boot up the
system, there are 2 methods of booting up the system and going
back to its default setting.
Method 1:
Clear the CMOS data by setting JP2 to 2-3 On. All fields in the
BIOS Setup will automatically be set to their default settings.
Method 2:
Press the <Insert> key and power button simultaneously, then
release the power button first. Keep-on pressing the <Insert> key
until the power-on screen appears. This will allow the system to boot
according to the FSB of the processor. Now press the <Del> key
to enter the main menu of the BIOS. Select “Frequency/Voltage
Control” and set the “CPU Clock” or “CPU Clock Ratio” field to its
default setting or an appropriate bus clock.
Note:
Use a PS/2 or AT (requires a DIN to mini DIN adapter)
keyboard for method 2.
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3.1.9 Load Fail-Safe Defaults
The “Load Fail-Safe Defaults” option loads the troubleshooting
default values permanently stored in the ROM chips. These settings
are not optimal and turn off all high performance features. You
should use these values only if you have hardware problems.
Highlight this option in the main menu and press <Enter>. The
message below will appear.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)? N
If you want to proceed, type <Y> and press <Enter>. The default
settings will be loaded.
3.1.10 Load Optimized Defaults
The “Load Optimized Defaults” option loads optimized settings from
the BIOS ROM. Use the default values as standard values for your
system. Highlight this option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
The message below will appear.
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N
Type <Y> and press <Enter> to load the Setup default values.
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3.1.11 Set Supervisor Password
If you want to protect your system and setup from unauthorized
entry, set a supervisor’s password with the “System” option selected
in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want to protect access to
setup only, but not your system, set a supervisor’s password with the
“Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. You will not
be prompted for a password when you cold boot the system.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and
press <Enter>. The message below will appear.
Enter Password:
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the
password function, highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and press
<Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key
to return to the main menu.
3.1.12 Set User Password
If you want another user to have access only to your system but
not to setup, set a user’s password with the “System” option
selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want a user to enter
a password when trying to access setup, set a user’s password with
the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features.
Using user’s password to enter Setup allows a user to access only
“Set User Password” that appears in the main menu screen. Access
to all other options is denied. To set, confirm, verify, disable or delete
a user’s password, follow the procedures described in the section
“Set Supervisor Password”.
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3.1.13 Save & Exit Setup
When all the changes have been made, highlight “Save & Exit Setup”
and press <Enter>. The message below will appear:
Save to CMOS and Exit (Y/N)? N
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The modifications you have made will
be written into the CMOS memory, and the system will reboot. You
will once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make additional changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc>
simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
3.1.14 Exit Without Saving
When you do not want to save the changes you have made,
highlight “Exit Without Saving” and press <Enter>. The message
below will appear:
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? N
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The system will reboot and you will
once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make any changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc>
simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
3.2 Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash
utility, AWDFLASH.EXE. Please contact technical support or your
sales representative for these files.
1. Save the BIOS along with the flash utility AWDFLASH.EXE to a
floppy disk.
2. Insert the floppy disk into a floppy drive and power-on the
system. Press the <Alt> and <F2> keys simultaneously. The utility,
which works only in DOS mode, will update the new BIOS file
to the programmable flash EEPROM that is on the mainboard.
The new BIOS will permanently replace the original BIOS content
after flashing.
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Chapter 4 - Supported Software
4.1 Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
The mainboard comes with a DMI built into the BIOS. DMI, along with
the appropriately networked software, is designed to make inventory,
maintenance and troubleshooting of computer systems easier. With DMI,
a network administrator or MIS engineer can remotely access some
information about a particular computer system without physically going
to it. Quite often a service call may be unnecessary as the problem
can be solved remotely.
The DMI utility in the BIOS automatically records various information
about your system configuration. Information about the type and speed
of CPU, type and amount of memory for each memory slot, BIOS
revision level, types of add-in PCI boards and components, certain revision numbers of hardware installed, etc. are automatically detected
and stored in the DMI pool, which is a part of the mainboard's Plug
and Play BIOS. Additional information, such as ISA based peripherals,
which may not be automatically detected, can be manually recorded
in the DMI pool by using the Add DMI menu. The DMI pool data is
then verified or updated whenever the system hardware or setup is
altered.
4.1.1 Running the DMI Utility
To run the DMI utility, type: DMICFG.EXE.
The DMI utility must run in real mode with at least 180K of base
memory. Memory managers like HIMEM.SYS (required by Windows)
must not be installed. You may do this by using one of the 3 methods listed below.
1. Boot up from a system diskette without the AUTOEXEC.BAT and
CONFIG.SYS files,
2. “REM” HIMEM.SYS in the CONFIG.SYS, or
3. Press <F5> during bootup to bypass your AUTOEXEC.BAT and
CONFIG.SYS files.
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4.1.2 Using the DMI Utility
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[Edit DMI] [Add DMI] [Load DMI File] [Save DMI File]
BIOS
System
Enclosure/Chassis
Processor
Memory Controller
Memory Module
Memory Module
Memory Module
Memory Module
Cache
Cache
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
System Slots
­ ¯ ¬ Move cursor
®
*** BIOS Auto Detect ***
Type : BIOS Information
Handle : 0000
Vendor Name :
BIOS Version :
BIOS Starting Address Segment : E000
BIOS Build Date :
BIOS Characteristics :
Size of BIOS ROM : 0256K
ENTER-Accept
DEL-Delete
ESC-Abort&Exit
The four menus located on top of the DMI Configuration Utility screen
are Edit DMI, Add DMI, Load DMI File and Save DMI File. Use the
← or → (left or right) arrow keys to select a menu from the Menu
bar.
On the left side of the screen is a list of the system configuration items.
Use the ↑ or ↓ (up or down) arrow keys to select an item.
The commands at the bottom of the screen will allow you to navigate through the various setup menus.
Edit DMI
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Edit DMI menu.
2. Highlight the item on the left screen that you would like to edit
by using the ↑ or ↓ arrow keys, then press <Enter>.
3. The cursor will move to the screen you select allowing you to edit
information. The screen will also display the auto-detected information.
4. Press <F10> to update the edited information into the flash ROM.
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Add DMI
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Add DMI menu.
2. Highlight the item on the left screen that you would like to add
by using the ↑ or ↓ arrow keys, then press <Enter>.
3. The cursor will move to the screen you select allowing you to enter
information about the added item.
4. Press <F10> to save information into the flash ROM.
To view information about the added items, go to the Edit DMI menu.
Load DMI File
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Load DMI File menu.
2. The following message will appear.
Press [Enter] to select DMI file for load
Press <Enter>.
3. The DMI files will appear on the screen. Select the file you would
like to load and press <Enter>.
4. The following message will appear.
Do you want to execute? (Y/N)
Type <Y>. All previous DMI structures will be destroyed and the
new file will be saved into the flash ROM.
Save DMI File
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Save DMI File menu.
2. The following message will appear.
Press [Enter] to select DMI file for save
Press <Enter>.
3. Enter the directory and filename under which you would like the
DMI file saved.
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4.2 Hardware Monitor
The mainboard comes with the Hardware Monitor utility contained in
the provided CD. It is capable of monitoring the system’s hardware
conditions such as the temperature of the CPU and system, voltage,
and speed of the CPU and chassis fans. It also allows you to
manually set a range to the items being monitored. If the values are
over or under the set range, a warning message will pop-up. The
utility can also be configured so that a beeping alarm will sound
whenever an error occurs. We recommend that you use the “Default
Setting” which is the ideal setting that would keep the system in
good working condition.
Note:
Use this utility only in Windows ® 98, Windows ® 98 SE,
W indows® ME, Windo ws ® 2000, W indows NT ® 4.0 or
Windows ® XP operating system.
To install the utility, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun
screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear. Click the “Hardware
Monitor” button to install the utility. Refer to its “readme” file for
instructions on using the utility.
4.3 VIA Service Pack
The CD in the mainboard package also comes with the VIA Service
Pack. The service pack includes the following drivers.
•
•
•
•
VIA ATAPI Vendor Support Driver
AGP VxD Driver
IRQ Routing Miniport Driver
VIA INF Driver
To install the drivers, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The
autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear. Click the “VIA
Service Pack” button. For installation instructions or information, click
the “Read Me” button in the autorun screen.
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VIA Service Pack Installation Notes
The “AGP VxD Driver” and “VIA INF Driver” drivers in the “VIA
Service Pack” are supported in Windows® 98, Windows® 98 SE,
Windows® ME and Windows® 2000.
You must first install the VIA Service Pack prior to installing any
other drivers. However, this may not be the case for some AGP
cards. Please read carefully the following information.
Important:
The VGA driver that came with some AGP cards is already
bundled with the AGP VxD driver. Since the version of the
bundled VxD driver may be older than the one provided in the
CD, installing the bundled VxD driver may cause problems. If
you are using this type of card, we recommend that you install
first the AGP card’s VGA driver before installing the VIA Service
Pack.
To install the VIA Service pack, please follow the steps below.
1. Insert the CD that came with the mainboard package into a
CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will
appear.
2. Click “VIA Service Pack”.
3. The “Welcome” screen will appear. Click “Next”. Please read the
“VIA Service Pack readme” carefully before proceeding to step 4.
4. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete the installation.
5. Reboot the system for the drivers to take effect.
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4.4 Audio Drivers and Software Applications
The CD in the mainboard package also includes audio drivers and
audio playback software for Windows  98, Windows  98 SE,
Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows  2000 operating
systems. For installation instructions or information about their corresponding “readme”, click the “Read Me” button in the autorun screen.
The autorun screen normally appears after the CD is inserted into a
CD-ROM drive.
1. Insert the CD that came with the mainboard package into a
CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will
appear.
2. Click “Audio Driver”.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Restart the system.
4.5 Onboard LAN Drivers for Windows
(PM11-EL/RAMA and PM11-UL/RAMA only)
The LAN driver for Windows NT 4.0 does not support “Autorun”.
Once the system has detected the Realtek RTL8100 fast ethernet
controller, it will prompt you to install the driver for the operating
system you are using. The driver is in the “RTL8100” root directory
of the CD.
The LAN drivers for Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 
ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP support “Autorun”. When
you insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive, the “Autorun” screen will
appear. Click “Realtek LAN Drivers”, then follow the prompts on the
screen to complete installation.
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4.6 Graphics Drivers
1. Insert the CD that came with the system board package into a
CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will
appear.
2. Click “VIA VGA Driver”.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Restart the system.
4.7 VIA USB 2.0 Driver (PM11-UL/RAMA only)
If you are using a USB device that is connected to the USB 2.0
port, you must install the VIA USB 2.0 Driver so that the device can
be recognized and configured properly in the system.
To install the driver, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The
autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear. Click the “VIA
USB 2.0 Driver” button to install the driver. Refer to its “readme” file
for instructions on using the driver.
4.8 Winbond Smart I/O Drivers (PM11-UL/
RAMA only)
Install the Winbond Smart I/O Drivers if you are using a Smart
Card, Memory Stick or Secure Digital Memory Card.
To install the driver, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The
autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear. Click the
“Winbond Smart I/O Drivers” button to install the driver. Refer to
its “readme” file for instructions on using the driver.
4.9 Winbond SmartCard Application
(PM11-UL/RAMA only)
If you are using a Smart Card, install the Winbond SmartCard
Application to configure the the card for system security.
To install the application, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The
autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear. Click the
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“Winbond SmartCard Application” button to install the application.
Refer to its “readme” file for instructions on using the application.
4.10 Microsoft DirectX 8.1 Driver
1. Insert the CD that came with the mainboard package into a
CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will
appear.
2. Click “Microsoft DirectX 8.1 Driver”.
3. Click “Yes” to continue.
4. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
5. Restart the system.
4.11 Drivers and Utilities Installation Notes
1. "Autorun" ONLY supports the Windows 98, Windows 98 SE,
Windows  ME, Windows  2000, Windows NT  4.0 and
Windows XP operating systems. If after inserting the CD,
"Autorun" did not automatically start (which is, the Main Board
Utility CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root
directory of the CD and double-click "Setup".
2. All steps or procedures to install software drivers are subject to
change without notice as the softwares are occassionally updated.
Please refer to the readme files, if available, for the latest information.
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Appendix A - Using the Suspend to RAM Function
A.1 Using the Suspend to RAM Function
If you are using the Windows® 98 operating system, please follow
the steps below.
1.
Select “Power Management Setup” in the main menu screen and
press <Enter>.
2.
In the “ACPI Function” field, select “Enabled”.
3.
In the “ACPI Suspend Type” field, select “S3(STR)”.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Power Management Setup
u
ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
Power Management Option
HDD Power Down
Suspend Mode
Video Off Option
Video Off Method
MODEM Use IRQ
Soft-Off By PWRBTN
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
PWR Lost Resume State
IRQ/Event Activity Detect
Item Help
Enabled
S1(POS)
User Define
Disabled
Disabled
Suspend -> Off
V/H SYNC+Blank
3
Instant-off
Auto
Keep Off
Press Enter
↑↓→← Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Menu Level
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
4.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu.
5.
Select “Save & Exit Setup” and press <Enter>. Type <Y> and
press <Enter>.
6.
Install Windows® 98 by typing the following parameter. This is
to ensure that the ACPI function is supported.
[drive]:>setup /p j
If you have previously installed Windows® 98, you need to
upgrade the system in order to support ACPI. Please contact
Microsoft for upgrade information.
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7.
Boot Windows® 98. In the Windows ® 98 desktop, click the
Start button. Move the cursor to Settings, then click Control
Panel.
To check whether ACPI was properly installed, double-click the
System icon. In the System Properties dialog box, click the
“Device Manager” tab. In “View devices by type”, click “System
devices”.
8.
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Double-click the System icon. In the System Properties dialog
box, click the Performance tab.
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Click File System. In the “Typical role of this computer” field,
select “Mobile or docking system”. Click Apply, then click OK.
Restart the computer.
10. Repeat step 7 to open the Control Panel dialog box. Doubleclick the Power Management icon.
11. Click the Advanced tab. In the “When I press the power
button on my computer” field, select “Standby”.
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12. After completing the steps above and you want to power-off
the computer, you do not need to go through the process of
closing files, applications and operating system. You can poweroff the computer at once by pressing the power button or
selecting “Standby” when you shut down Windows® 98.
To power-on the computer, just press the power button. The
operating session where you left off when you power-off the
computer will resume in not more than 8 seconds.
If you have changed the color or resolution (in the Display
Properties dialog box), do not apply the settings without
restarting. You must restart the computer.
Important:
If you are unable to use the Suspend to RAM function (after
performing the steps above in Windows® 98 or when you are
in Windows® 2000/ME/XP), please check whether your add-in
cards or devices support this function. If this function is not
supported, you need to download the appropriate driver from
their respective website.
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System Error Message
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Appendix B - System Error Message
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to
correct something, either a beep code will sound or a message will
be displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the message,
PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or DEL TO ENTER
SETUP, will be shown in the information box at the bottom. Enter
Setup to correct the error.
B.1 POST Beep
There are two kinds of beep codes in the BIOS. One code indicates
that a video error has occured and the BIOS cannot initialize the
video screen to display any additional information. This beep code
consists of a single long beep followed by three short beeps. The
other code indicates that a DRAM error has occured. This beep
code consists of a single long beep.
B.2 Error Messages
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the
BIOS detects an error during the POST. This list indicates the error
messages for all Awards BIOSes:
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
Caution:
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
battery manufacturer’s instructions.
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has
become corrupt. This error may have been caused by a weak
battery. Check the battery and replace if necessary.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The display switch on the mainboard can be set to either
monochrome or color. This indicates the switch is set to a different
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setting than indicated in Setup. Determine which setting is correct,
either turn off the system and change the jumper or enter Setup
and change the VIDEO selection.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
Floppy type mismatch.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
HDD initialization error.
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Sector Verify failed.
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller
is pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
correctly and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
Manufacturing POST loop
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the keyboard
controller is pull low. This is also used for the M/B burn in test at
the factory.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
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Troubleshooting
C
Appendix C - Troubleshooting
C.1 Troubleshooting Checklist
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems
that you may encounter with your personal computer. To efficiently
troubleshoot your system, treat each problem individually. This is to
ensure an accurate diagnosis of the problem in case a problem has
multiple causes.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter
problems while using your system are listed below.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
3. The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are
connected is working. Test the outlet by plugging in a lamp or
other electrical device.
4. The monitor is turned on.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted
properly.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system
and is set up correctly.
8. For further technical support, please visit the VIARAMA website
at www.viarama.com.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2. Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly
attached to the monitor and the other end is plugged into a
working AC outlet. If necessary, try another outlet.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the
monitor and the system’s display adapter.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s
brightness control knob.
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The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1. The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical
sync.
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that
may be creating a magnetic field around the display.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported
by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
1. If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor
may need to be turned off. Fluorescent lights adjacent to the
monitor may also cause screen wavering.
Power Supply
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
1. Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live
outlet and the other end properly plugged into the back of the
system.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is
set for the correct type of voltage you are using.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord
and install a new one if necessary.
Floppy Drive
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1. The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette
and try again.
2. The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not
write-protected.
3. You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path
statement to make sure you are writing to the targeted drive.
4. There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another
diskette with adequate storage space.
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Hard Drive
Hard disk failure.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has
been entered in the BIOS.
2. If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the
bootable (first) hard drive is configured as Master and the
second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard drive
must have an active/bootable partition.
Excessively long formatting period.
1. If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to
format, it is likely a cable connection problem. However, if your
hard drive has a large capacity, it will take a longer time to
format.
Parallel Port
The parallel printer doesn’t respond when you try to print.
1. Make sure that your printer is turned on and that the printer is
on-line.
2. Make sure your software is configured for the right type of
printer attached.
3. Verify that the onboard LPT port’s I/O address and IRQ settings
are configured correctly.
4. Verify that the attached device works by attaching it to a parallel
port that is working and configured correctly. If it works, the
printer can be assumed to be in good condition. If the printer
remains inoperative, replace the printer cable and try again.
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Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is
outputting garbled characters.
1. Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that
the device is on-line.
2. Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on
the rear of the computer.
3. Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a
serial port that is working and configured correctly. If the serial
device does not work, either the cable or the serial device has a
problem. If the serial device works, the problem may be due to
the onboard I/O or the address setting.
4. Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured
correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
1. Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2. Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and
that no keys are pressed during the booting process.
Mainboard
1. Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion
slot. If the add-in card is loose, power off the system, re-install
the card and power up the system.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are
properly set.
3. Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the
memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
5. If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface
and seat all socketed components. Gently press each component
into the socket.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and
load the BIOS defaults.
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