EliteGroup nForce3-A Motherboard - C:\Users\Rishi\Desktop\NFORCE3

EliteGroup nForce3-A Motherboard - C:\Users\Rishi\Desktop\NFORCE3
Preface
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person of such revision or changes.
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment onto 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.
Shielded interconnect cables and a shielded AC power cable must be employed with this
equipment to ensure compliance with the pertinent RF emission limits governing this
device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the system’s manufacturer
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Preface
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Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following
conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Canadian Department of Communications
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-causing
Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement sur le
matériel brouilieur du Canada.
About the Manual
The manual consists of the following:
Chapter 1
Describes features of the motherboard.
Introducing the Motherboard
Go to
H
page 1
Describes installation of motherboard
components.
Chapter 2
Installing the Motherboard
Go to
H
page 7
Provides information on using the BIOS
Setup Utility.
Chapter 3
Using BIOS
Go to
H
page 25
Chapter 4
Describes the motherboard software
Using the Motherboard Software
Go to
Preface
H
page 47
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
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Chapter 1
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Introducing the Motherboard
1
Introduction................................................................................................1
Features.......................................................................................................2
Motherboard Components.......................................................................4
Chapter 2
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Installing the Motherboard
7
Safety Precautions......................................................................................7
Choosing a Computer Case.......................................................................7
Installing the Motherboard in a Case......................................................7
Checking Jumper Settings.........................................................................8
Setting Jumpers..............................................................................8
Checking Jumper Settings..............................................................9
Jumper Settings..............................................................................9
Connecting Case Components...............................................................10
Front Panel Header.....................................................................12
Installing Hardware...................................................................................13
Installing the Processor...............................................................13
Installing Memory Modules.........................................................14
Installing a Hard Disk Drive/CD-ROM/SATA Hard Drive........17
Installing a Floppy Diskette Drive...............................................19
Installing Add-on Cards..............................................................19
Connecting Optional Devices......................................................21
Connecting I/O Devices..........................................................................23
Chapter 3
25
Using BIOS
25
About the Setup Utility............................................................................25
The Standard Configuration........................................................25
Entering the Setup Utility..............................................................25
Updating the BIOS.......................................................................27
Using BIOS................................................................................................27
Standard CMOS Features...........................................................28
Advanced BIOS Features.............................................................30
Advanced Chipset Features.........................................................33
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Integrated Peripherals.................................................................35
Power Management Setup...........................................................40
PNP/PCI Configurations.............................................................41
PC Health Status..........................................................................42
Voltage Control............................................................................43
Load Optimized Defaults.............................................................44
Set Supervisor/User Password....................................................44
Save & Exit Setup Option.............................................................45
Exit Without Saving......................................................................45
Chapter 4
47
Using the Motherboard Software
47
About the Software CD-ROM................................................................47
Auto-installing under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP................................47
Running Setup..............................................................................48
Manual Installation..................................................................................50
Utility Software Reference.......................................................................50
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Chapter 1
Introducing the Motherboard
Introduction
Thank you for choosing the NFORCE3-A motherboard. This motherboard is a high performance, enhanced function motherboard that supports Socket 754 AMD K8 processors for
high-end business or personal desktop markets.
The NFORCE3-A motherboard is based on NVIDIA™ NFORCE®3 250, which is a singlechip, highly integrated, high performance HyperTransport™ peripheral controller, unmatched by any other single chip-device controller. This motherboard supports two DDR
modules at 400/333/266/200 MHz operation with up to 2GB of system memory, high
resolution graphics via an 5 PCI slots, one AGP 8X slot, 10/100 LAN, USB 2.0, and 6channel audio.
There is an advanced full set of I/O ports in the rear panel, including PS/2 mouse and
keyboard connectors, COM1, LPT1, four USB ports, one optional LAN port, and audio
jacks for microphone, line-in, and line-out. This motherboard is designed in an ATX form
factor using a four-layer printed circuit board and measures 295 mm x 205 mm.
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Feature
Processor
This motherboard uses a 754-pin socket that carries the following features:
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Accommodates AMD K8 processors
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Supports HyperTransport interface for AMD K8 processors
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HyperTransport Technology is a point-to-point link between two devices, it enables
integrated circuits to exchange information at much higher speeds than currently available interconnect technologies.
Chipset
The nForce®3 250 is a single-chip with proven reliability and performance.
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HyperTransport link to the AMD Athlon 64/Athlon 64 FX CPU
AGP3.0 8X interface at 533 MT/s
PCI 2.3 interface, supporting up to six PCI slots
Two separate SATA controllers with integrated PHYs, each supporting two
drives in master mode
IEEE 802.3 NVIDIA MAC for 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T Fast Ethernet/Ethernet
Single USB 2.0 EHCI and Dual USB 1.1 OHCI, supporting up to eight ports
Dual Fast ATA-133 IDE controllers
AC’97 2.3 interface, supporting S/PDIF pass-through function
Memory
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2 x 184-pin, 2.5V, DDR SDRAM DIMM sockets support up to 2GB
Support DDR400/333/266/200 unbuffered DDR SDRAM
AC’97 Audio CODEC
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Compliant with the AC’97 v2.3 CODEC
Supports 6-channel audio CODEC designed for PC multimedia systems
Provides three analog line-level inputs with 5-bit volume control: Line-in, CD,
AUX
Supports S/PDIF output function
Expansion Options
The motherboard comes with the following expansion options:
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One AGP 8X slot
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Five 32-bit PCI slots
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Two IDE headers which support four IDE devices
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One floppy disk drive interface
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Two 7-pin SATA connectors
This motherboard supports UltraDMA bus mastering with transfer rates of 133/100/66
MB/s.
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Onboard LAN (optional)
The onboard LAN provides the following features:
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Supports 10/100Mbps auto-negotiation
Supports half/full duplex operation
Supports MII/7-wire SNI (Serial Network Interface) interface
IEEE 802.3/802.3u compliant
Integrated I/O
The motherboard has a full set of I/O ports and connectors:
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Two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard
One serial port
One parallel port
Four USB ports
One LAN port (optional)
Audio jacks for microphone, line-in and line-out
BIOS Firmware
The motherboard uses Award BIOS that enables users to configure many system features
including the following:
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Power management
Wake-up alarms
CPU parameters
CPU and memory timing
The firmware can also be used to set parameters for different processor clock speeds.
Some hardware specifications and software items are subject to change
without prior notice.
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Motherboard Components
Introducing the Motherboard
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Table of Motherboard Components
LABEL
CPU Socket
JCFAN1
DIMM1~2
FDD1
JSFAN2
COMPONENT
Socket 754 for AMD K8 processor
CPU cooling fan connector
184-pin DDR SDRAM slots
Floppy disk drive connector
System fan connector
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
AGP1
JUSBV3
JCMOS1
SPK1
IDE1
IDE2
IR1
Accelerated Graphics Port
Power Source header
Clear CMOS jumper
Speaker header
Primary IDE connector
Secondary IDE connector
Infrared header
13
14
15
16
SW1
JUSB1~2
PCI1~5
JSPDIF_OUT
Front Panel switch/LED header
Front Panel USB headers
32-bit add-on card slots
SPDIF out header
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
JCDIN1
JAUDIO1
JSATA4~JSATA5
JATXPWR1
JATXPWR2
JUSBV1
JKBMSV1
Analog Audio Input connector
Front panel audio header
Serial ATA connectors
Standard 24-pin ATX power connector
4-pin +12V power connector
Power Source header
Power Source header
1
2
3
4
5
This concludes Chapter 1. The next chapter explains how to install the motherboard.
Introducing the Motherboard
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Memo
Introducing the Motherboard
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Chapter 2
Installing the Motherboard
Safety Precautions
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Follow these safety precautions when installing the motherboard
Wear a grounding strap attached to a grounded device to avoid damage from
static electricity
Discharge static electricity by touching the metal case of a safely grounded
object before working on the motherboard
Leave components in the static-proof bags they came in
Hold all circuit boards by the edges. Do not bend circuit boards
Choosing a Computer Case
There are many types of computer cases on the market. The motherboard complies with
the specifications for the ATX system case. First, some features on the motherboard are
implemented by cabling connectors on the motherboard to indicators and switches on the
system case. Make sure that your case supports all the features required. Secondly, NFORCE3A supports one or two floppy diskette drives and four enhanced IDE drives. Make sure that
your case has sufficient power and space for all drives that you intend to install.
Most cases have a choice of I/O templates in the rear panel. Make sure that the I/O
template in the case matches the I/O ports installed on the rear edge of the motherboard.
This motherboard carries an ATX form factor of 295x205 mm. Choose a case that
accommodates this form factor.
Installing the Motherboard in a Case
Refer to the following illustration and instructions for installing the motherboard in a case.
Most system cases have mounting brackets installed in the case, which correspond the holes
in the motherboard. Place the motherboard over the mounting brackets and secure the
motherboard onto the mounting brackets with screws.
Ensure that your case has an I/O template that supports the I/O ports and expansion slots
on your motherboard.
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Do not over-tighten the screws as this can stress the motherboard.
Checking Jumper Settings
This section explains how to set jumpers for correct configuration of the motherboard.
Setting Jumpers
Use the motherboard jumpers to set system configuration options. Jumpers with more than
one pin are numbered. When setting the jumpers, ensure that the jumper caps are placed on
the correct pins.
The illustrations show a 2-pin jumper. When
the jumper cap is placed on both pins, the
jumper is SHORT. If you remove the jumper
cap, or place the jumper cap on just one pin,
the jumper is OPEN.
SHORT
This illustration shows a 3-pin jumper. Pins
1 and 2 are SHORT
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Checking Jumper Settings
The following illustration shows the location of the motherboard jumpers. Pin 1 is labeled.
Jumper Settings
Jumper
Type
JCMOS1 3-pin
Description
Setting (default)
CLEAR CMOS
1-2: NORMAL
2-3: CLEAR
Before clearing the
CMOS, make sure to
turn the system off.
JCMOS1
1
JUSBV1
JUSBV1/ 3-pin
JUSBV3/
JKBMSV1
Power Source
Selection
1-2: +5V
2-3: +5V Standby
Voltage
1
JUSBV3
1
JKBMSV1
1
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Connecting Case Components
After you have installed the motherboard into a case, you can begin connecting the motherboard components. Refer to the following:
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2
3
4
5
Connect the CPU cooling fan cable to JCFAN1.
Connect the case cooling fan connector to JSFAN2.
Connect the case switches and indicator LEDs to the SW1.
Connect the standard power supply connector to JATXPWR1
Connect the auxiliary case power supply connector to JATXPWR2
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JCFAN1/JSFAN2: FAN Power Connectors
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
GND
Ground
2
3
+12V
FAN RPM rate sense
Power +12V
Sensor
JATXPWR1: ATX 20-pin Power Connector
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
2
+3.3V
+3.3V
+3.3V
11
12
3
Ground
13
Ground
4
+5V
14
PS ON#
5
6
7
8
9
10
Ground
+5V
Ground
15
16
17
18
19
20
Ground
Ground
Ground
PW_OK
Standby Voltage +5V
+12V
-12V
-5V
+5V
+5V
JATXWR2: ATX 12V Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
+12V
+12V
Ground
Ground
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Front Panel Header
The front panel header (SW1) provides a standard set of switch and LED headers commonly
found on ATX or Micro ATX cases. Refer to the table below for information:
Pin
Signal
Function
Pin
Signal
Function
1
HD_LED_P Hard disk LED+
2
FP PWR/SLP *MSG LED+
3
HD_LED_N Hard disk LED-
4
FP PWR/SLP *MSG LED-
5
RST_SW_N Reset Switch
6
PWR_SW_P Power Switch
7
RST_SW_P
Reset Switch
8
PWR_SW_N Power Switch
9
RSVD
Reserved
10 Key
No pin
* MSG LED (dual color or single color)
Hard Drive Activity LED
Connecting pins 1 and 3 to a front panel mounted LED provides visual indication that data
is being read from or written to the hard drive. For the LED to function properly, an IDE
drive should be connected to the onboard IDE interface. The LED will also show activity
for devices connected to the SCSI (hard drive activity LED) connector.
Power/Sleep/Message waiting LED
Connecting pins 2 and 4 to a single or dual-color, front panel mounted LED provides power
on/off, sleep, and message waiting indication.
Reset Switch
Supporting the reset function requires connecting pin 5 and 7 to a momentary-contact
switch that is normally open. When the switch is closed, the board resets and runs POST.
Power Switch
Supporting the power on/off function requires connecting pins 6 and 8 to a momentarycontact switch that is normally open. The switch should maintain contact for at least 50 ms
to signal the power supply to switch on or off. The time requirement is due to internal debounce circuitry. After receiving a power on/off signal, at least two seconds elapses before
the power supply recognizes another on/off signal.
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Installing Hardware
Installing the Processor
Caution: When installing a CPU heatsink and cooling fan make sure that
you DO NOT scratch the motherboard or any of the surface-mount
resistors with the clip of the cooling fan. If the clip of the cooling fan
scrapes across the motherboard, you may cause serious damage to the
motherboard or its components.
On most motherboards, there are small surface-mount resistors near the
processor socket, which may be damaged if the cooling fan is carelessly
installed.
Avoid using cooling fans with sharp edges on the fan casing and the clips.
Also, install the cooling fan in a well-lit work area so that you can clearly
see the motherboard and processor socket.
Before installing the Processor
This motherboard automatically determines the CPU clock frequency and system bus
frequency for the processor. You may be able to change these settings by making changes
to jumpers on the motherboard, or changing the settings in the system Setup Utility. We
strongly recommend that you do not over-clock processors or other components to run
faster than their rated speed.
Warning: Over-clocking components can adversely affect the reliability of
the system and introduce errors into your system. Over-clocking can
permanently damage the motherboard by generating excess heat in
components that are run beyond the rated limits.
This motherboard has a Socket754 processor socket. When choosing a processor, consider
the performance requirements of the system. Performance is based on the processor design,
the clock speed and system bus frequency of the processor, and the quantity of internal
cache memory and external cache memory.
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CPU Installation Procedure
The following illustration shows CPU installation components.
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2
3
4
5
Install your CPU. Pull up the lever away from the
socket and lift up to 90-degree angle.
Locate the CPU cut edge (the corner with the pin
hold noticeably missing). Align and insert the CPU
correctly.
Press the lever down and apply thermal grease on
top of the CPU.
Put the CPU Fan down on the retention module and
snap the four retention legs of the cooling fan into
place.
Flip the levers over to lock the heat sink in place and
connect the CPU cooling Fan power cable to the
CPUFAN connector. This completes the installation.
To achieve better airflow rates and heat dissipation, we suggest that you use
a high quality fan with 4800 rpm at least. CPU fan and heatsink installation procedures may vary with the type of CPU fan/heatsink supplied. The
form and size of fan/heatsink may also vary.
Installing Memory Modules
This motherboard accommodates two 184-pin 2.5V unbuffered DIMM and supports DDR400/
333/266/200 DDR SDRAM. You must install at least one module in any of the four slots.
Each module can be installed with 128 MB to 1 GB of memory; the total memory capacity
is 2 GB.
DDR SDRAM memory module table
Memory module
Memory Bus
DDR200
DDR266
DDR333
100MHz
133MHz
166MHz
DDR400
200MHz
Do not remove any memory module from its antistatic packaging until you
are ready to install it on the motherboard. Handle the modules only by
their edges. Do not touch the components or metal parts. Always wear a
grounding strap when you handle the modules.
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Installation Procedure
Refer to the following to install the memory modules.
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2
3
4
5
6
This motherboard supports unbuffered DDR SDRAM only.
Push the latches on each side of the DIMM slot down.
Align the memory module with the slot. The DIMM slots are keyed with
notches and the DIMMs are keyed with cutouts so that they can only be
installed correctly.
Check that the cutouts on the DIMM module edge connector match the notches
in the DIMM slot.
Install the DIMM module into the slot and press it firmly down until it seats
correctly. The slot latches are levered upwards and latch on to the edges of
the DIMM.
Install any remaining DIMM modules.
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Table A: Unbuffered DIMM Support for 754-pin
4.1.
Numbers of
DIMMs
DIMM 1
1
single rank
DIMM 2
2
Maximum DRAM
Speed
2T3
1T
empty
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
1
2
3
4
double rank
empty
single rank
empty
single rank
empty
double rank
single rank
DDR400 DDR400
DDR400 DDR400
DDR400
DDR400
DDR400
DDR400
DDR400
DDR400
single rank
double rank
DDR400 DDR400
double rank
single rank
DDR400 DDR400
double rank
double rank
DDR333
DDR333
DIMM 1 connects to command/address pins MEMADDA [13:0], MEMBANKA [1:0], MEMRASA_L,
MEMCASA_L, MEMWEA_L, MEMCKEA.
DIMM 2 connects to command/address pins MEMADDB [13:0], MEMBANKB [1:0], MEMRASB_L,
MEMCASB_L, MEMWEB_L, MEMCKEB.
2T timing is supported in CG and later silicon revisions. Refer to the AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor
Power and Thermal Data Sheet, order #30430, for silicon revision determination.
The maximum allowable DRAM speed under these high load conditions may be reduced with certain
DIMMs due to signal integrity degradation.
Table B: DDR(memory module) QVL (Qualified Vendor List)
The following DDR400 memory modules have been tested and qualified for use with this
motherboard.
Size
Vendor
Model Name
256MB
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
TwinMOS
KingMax
Hynix
Hynix
GEIL
GEIL
Apacer
Ramaxel
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
KingMax
Infineon
Kingston
Kingston
PSC
Transcend
ValueSelect
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
Mushkin
GEIL
CORSAIR
K4H560838D-TCC4
K4H560838D-TCCC
TMD7608F8E50D
KDL684T4AA-50
HY5DU5656822BT-D43
HY5DU56822BT-D43
G208L364D1TG5NKT3C
GE08L3264D1WL5NKT3H71
AM3A568ACT-5A
MT-46V32M8 TG-5BC
K4H560838D-TCC4
K4H560838E-TCCC
KDL388P4EA-50A
HYB25D256800BT-5
D3208DL1T-5
KHX3500AK2
A2S56D30BTP
V58C2256804SAT5B
VS32MB-5 2B0402
CMX512-3200C2PT
CMX512-3500C2PT
CMX512-4400PT
PC3500 level ONE
GE16L6464D2 WL5NKT3H66
CMX1024-3200PT
512MB
1GB
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Installing a Hard Disk Drive/CD-ROM/SATA Hard Drive
This section describes how to install IDE devices such as a hard disk drive and a CD-ROM
drive.
About IDE Devices
Your motherboard has a primary and secondary IDE channel interface (IDE1 and IDE2).
An IDE ribbon cable supporting two IDE devices is bundled with the motherboard.
You must orient the cable connector so that the pin1 (color) edge of the
cable correspoinds to the pin 1 of the I/O port connector.
IDE1: Primary IDE Connector
The first hard drive should always be connected to IDE1.
IDE2: Secondary IDE Connector
The second drive on this controller must be set to slave mode. The cinfiguration is the same
as IDE1.
IDE devices enclose jumpers or switches used to set the IDE device as MASTER or SLAVE.
Refer to the IDE device user’s manual. Installing two IDE devices on one cable, ensure that
one device is set to MASTER and the other device is set to SLAVE. The documentation of
your IDE device explains how to do this.
About UltraDMA
This motherboard supports UltraDMA 133/100/66. UDMA is a technology that accelerates the performance of devices in the IDE channel. To maximize performance, install IDE
devices that support UDMA and use 80-pin IDE cables that support UDMA 133/100/66.
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About SATA Connectors
Your motherboard features two SATA connectors supporting a total of two drives. SATA
refers to Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the standard interface for the
IDE hard drives which are currently used in most PCs. These connectors are well designed
and will only fit in one orientation. Locate the SATA connectors on the motherboard (see
page 21) and follow the illustration below to install the SATA hard drives.
Installing Serial ATA Hard Drives
To install the Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives, use the SATA cable that supports the Serial
ATA protocol. This SATA cable comes with an SATA power cable. You can connect either
end of the SATA cable to the SATA hard drive or the connector on the motherboard.
SATA cable
(optional)
SATA power cable
(optional)
Refer to the illustration below for proper installation:
1
2
3
Attach either cable end to the connector on the motherboard.
Attach the other cable end to the SATA hard drive.
Attach the SATA power cable to the SATA hard drive and connect the other
end to the power supply.
This motherboard does not support the “Hot-Plug” function.
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Installing a Floppy Diskette Drive
The motherboard has a floppy diskette drive (FDD1) interface and ships with a diskette
drive ribbon cable that supports one or two floppy diskette drives. You can install a 5.25inch drive and a 3.5-inch drive with various capacities. The floppy diskette drive cable has
one type of connector for a 5.25-inch drive and another type of connector for a 3.5-inch
drive.
You must orient the cable connector so that the pin 1 (color) edge of the
cable corresponds to the pin 1 of the I/O port connector.
FDD1: Floppy Disk Connector
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After connecting the single
end to the onboard floppy connector, connect the remaining plugs on the other end to the
floppy drives correspondingly.
Installing Add-on Cards
The slots on this motherboard are designed to hold expansion cards and connect them to the
system bus. Expansion slots are a means of adding or enhancing the motherboard’s features
and capabilities. With these efficient facilities, you can increase the motherboard’s capabilities by adding hardware that performs tasks that are not part of the basic system.
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AGP Slot
The AGP slot is used to install a graphics adapter that supports the 8X/4X
AGP specification. It is AGP 3.0 compliant.
PCI1~5Slots
This motherboard is equipped with five standard PCI slots. PCI stands for
Peripheral Component Interconnect and is a bus standard for expansion
cards, which for the most part, is a supplement of the older ISA bus
standard. The PCI slots on this board are PCI v2.3 compliant.
1. Before installing an add-on card, check the documentation for the card
carefully. If the card is not Plug and Play, you may have to manually
configure the card before installation.
2. Long add-on cards may be bulky that it could block the heatsink; there
fore, please insert short add-on cards.
Follow these instructions to install an add-on card:
1
2
3
Remove a blanking plate from the system case corresponding to the slot you
are going to use.
Install the edge connector of the add-on card into the expansion slot. Ensure
that the edge connector is correctly seated in the slot.
Secure the metal bracket of the card to the system case with a screw.
For some add-on cards, for example graphics adapters and network adapters, you have to install drivers and software before you can begin using the
add-on card.
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Connecting Optional Devices
Refer to the following for information on connecting the motherboard’s optional devices:
JAUDIO1: Front Panel Audio header
This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and line-out ports
for easier access.
Pin
Pin
Signal Name
Signal Name
Function
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
AUD_MIC
Front Panel Microphone input signal
AUD_GND
Ground used by Analog Audio Circuits
8
9
10
Key
No Pin
AUD_F_L
Left Channel Audio signal to Front Panel
AUD_RET_L
Left Channel Audio signal to Return from Front Panel
AUD_MIC_BIAS Microphone Power
AUD_VCC
Filtered +5V used by Analog Audio Circuits
AUD_F_R
Right Channel audio signal to Front Panel
AUD_RET_R
RightChannelAudiosignaltoReturnfromFrontPanel
REVD
Reserved
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JCDIN1: Analog Audio Input header
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
Function
CD In left channel
Ground
Ground
CD In right channel
CD in_L
GND
GND
CD in_R
JSPDIF-OUT: SPDIF out header
This is an optional header that provides an S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) output
to digital multimedia device through optical fiber or coxial connector.
Pin
1
2
3
Signal Name
+5V
SPDIF OUT
Ground
JSATA4~JSATA5: Serial ATA connectors
These connectors are use to support the new Serial ATA devices for the highest date transfer
rates (150 MB/s), simpler disk drive cabling and easier PC assembly. It eliminates limitations
of the current Parallel ATA interface. But maintains register compatibility and software
compatibility with Parallel ATA.
Pin
Pin
1
3
5
7
Signal Name
Signal Name
Ground
TXRXGround
Pin
2
4
6
-
Signal Name
Function
TX+
Ground
RX+
-
JUSB1~JUSB2: Front Panel USB headers
The motherboard has four USB ports installed on the rear edge I/O port array. Additionally,
some computer cases have USB ports at the front of the case. If you have this kind of case,
use auxiliary USB connector to connect the front-mounted ports to the motherboard.
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
USBPWR
Front Panel USB Power
USBPWR
Front Panel USB Power
USB_FP_P0-
USB Port 0 Negative Signal
USB_FP_P1-
USB Port 1 Negative Signal
USB_FP_P0+
USB Port 0 Positive Signal
USB_FP_P1+
USB Port 1 Positive Signal
GND
Ground
8
9
10
GND
Ground
Key
No pin
NC
Not connected
Please make sure that the USB cable has the same pin assignment as indicated above. A different pin assignment may cause damage or system hangup.
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IR1: Infrared port
The mainboard supports an Infrared (IR1) data port. Infrared ports allow the wireless
exchange of information between your computer and similarly equipped devices such as
printers, laptops, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), and other computers.
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
Not Assigned
Not assigned
2
Key
No pin
3
+5V
IR Power
4
GND
Ground
5
IRTX
IrDA serial output
6
IRRX
IrDA serial input
Connecting I/O Devices
The backplane of the motherboard has the following I/O ports:
PS2 Mouse
Use the upper PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 pointing device.
PS2 Keyboard
Use the lower PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 keyboard.
Parallel Port (LPT1) Use LPT1 to connect printers or other parallel communications
devices.
Serial Port
(COM1)
Use the COM port to connect serial devices such as mice or
fax/modems. COM1 is identified by the system as COM1/3.
LAN Port
Connect an RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to connect your computer
to the Network.
(optional)
USB Ports
Use the USB ports to connect USB devices.
Audio Ports
Use the three audio ports to connect audio devices. The first jack
is for stereo line-in signal. The second jack is for stereo line-out
signal. The third jack is for microphone.
This concludes Chapter 2. The next chapter covers the BIOS.
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Memo
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Chapter 3
Using BIOS
About the Setup Utility
The computer uses the latest Award BIOS with support for Windows Plug and Play. The
CMOS chip on the motherboard contains the ROM setup instructions for configuring the
motherboard BIOS.
The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) Setup Utility displays the system’s configuration status and provides you with options to set system parameters. The parameters are
stored in battery-backed-up CMOS RAM that saves this information when the power is
turned off. When the system is turned back on, the system is configured with the values you
stored in CMOS.
The BIOS Setup Utility enables you to configure:
•
Hard drives, diskette drives and peripherals
•
Video display type and display options
•
Password protection from unauthorized use
•
Power Management features
The settings made in the Setup Utility affect how the computer performs. Before using the
Setup Utility, ensure that you understand the Setup Utility options.
This chapter provides explanations for Setup Utility options.
The Standard Configuration
A standard configuration has already been set in the Setup Utility. However, we recommend
that you read this chapter in case you need to make any changes in the future.
This Setup Utility should be used:
•
•
•
•
•
when changing the system configuration
when a configuration error is detected and you are prompted to make changes
to the Setup Utility
when trying to resolve IRQ conflicts
when making changes to the Power Management configuration
when changing the password or making other changes to the Security Setup
Entering the Setup Utility
When you power on the system, BIOS enters the Power-On Self Test (POST) routines.
POST is a series of built-in diagnostics performed by the BIOS. After the POST routines are
completed, the following message appears:
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Press DEL to enter SETUP
Pressing the delete key accesses the BIOS Setup Utility:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility:
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Voltage Control
Load Optimized Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password
Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password
Power Management Setup
Save & Exit Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
Esc: Quit
F10: Save & Exit Setup
: Select Item
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
BIOS Navigation Keys
The BIOS navigation keys are listed below:
KEY
FUNCTION
Move
Enter
+/-/PU/PD
Select
Value
ESC
Exits the current menu
F1
General Help
F2
Item Help
F5
Previous Values
F6
F7
Fail-Safe Defaults
Optimized Defaults
F9
F10
Menu in BIOS
Save
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Updating the BIOS
You can download and install updated BIOS for this motherboard from the manufacturer’s
Web site. New BIOS provides support for new peripherals, improvements in performance,
or fixes for known bugs. Install new BIOS as follows:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
If your motherboard has a BIOS protection jumper, change the setting to allow
BIOS flashing.
If your motherboard has an item called Firmware Write Protect in Advanced
BIOS features, disable it. (Firmware Write Protect prevents BIOS from being
overwritten.
Create a bootable system disk. (Refer to Windows online help for information
on creating a bootable system disk.)
Download the Flash Utility and new BIOS file from the manufacturer’s Web
site. Copy these files to the system diskette you created in Step 3.
Turn off your computer and insert the system diskette in your
computer’s diskette drive. (You might need to run the Setup Utility and change
the boot priority items on the Advanced BIOS Features Setup page, to force
your computer to boot from the floppy diskette drive first.)
At the A:\ prompt, type the Flash Utility program name and press <Enter>.
Type the filename of the new BIOS in the “File Name to Program” text box.
Follow the onscreen directions to update the motherboard BIOS.
When the installation is complete, remove the floppy diskette from the diskette
drive and restart your computer. If your motherboard has a Flash BIOS jumper,
reset the jumper to protect the newly installed BIOS from being overwritten.
Using BIOS
When you start the Setup Utility, the main menu appears. The main menu of the Setup
Utility displays a list of the options that are available. A highlight indicates which option is
currently selected. Use the cursor arrow keys to move the highlight to other options. When
an option is highlighted, execute the option by pressing <Enter>.
Some options lead to pop-up dialog boxes that prompt you to verify that you wish to
execute that option. Other options lead to dialog boxes that prompt you for information.
Some options (marked with a triangle ) lead to submenus that enable you to change the
values for the option. Use the cursor arrow keys to scroll through the items in the submenu.
In this manual, default values are enclosed in parenthesis. Submenu items are denoted by a
triangle .
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Standard CMOS Features
This option displays basic information about your system.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:yy) Thu, Jan. 20 2005
Time (hh:mm:ss)
9 : 33 : 26
IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE Channel 0 Slave
IDE Channel 1 Master
IDE Channel 1 Slave
Drive A
Drive B
Floppy 3 Mode Select
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[None]
[Disabled]
Video
Halt On
[EGA/VGA]
[All, But Keyboard]
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
65535K
1024K
Item Help
Menu Level
Change the day, month,
year and century
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
Date and Time
The Date and Time items show the current date and time on the computer. If
you are running a Windows OS, these items are automatically updated whenever you make
changes to the Windows Date and Time Properties utility.
IDE Devices (None)
Your computer has two IDE channels (Primary and Secondary) and each channel can be
installed with one or two devices (Master and Slave). Use these items to
configure each device on the IDE channel.
Press <Enter> to display the IDE submenu:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE Channel 0 Slave
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
[Press Enter]
IDE Channel 0 Slave
Access Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Menu Level
Capacity
0MB
To auto-detect the
HDD’s size, head... on
this channel
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
0
0
0
0
0
Item Help
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press <Enter> while this item is highlighted to prompt the Setup Utility to automatically
detect and configure an IDE device on the IDE channel.
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If you are setting up a new hard disk drive that supports LBA mode, more
than one line will appear in the parameter box. Choose the line that lists
LBA for an LBA drive.
IDE Channel 0/1 Master/Slave
Leave this item at Auto to enable the system to automatically detect and configure IDE
devices on the channel. If it fails to find a device, change the value to Manual and then
manually configure the drive by entering the characteristics of the drive in the items
described below.
Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, ensure that you have the
configuration information supplied by the manufacturer of your hard drive.
Incorrect settings can result in your system not recognizing the installed
hard disk.
Access Mode (Auto)
This item defines ways that can be used to access IDE hard disks such as LBA (Large Block
Addressing). Leave this value at Auto and the system will automatically decide the fastest
way to access the hard disk drive.
Press <Esc> to return to the Standard CMOS Features page.
Drive A/B (1.44M, 3.5 in.)
These items define the characteristics of any diskette drive attached to the system.
You can connect one or two diskette drives.
Video (EGA/VGA)
This item defines the video mode of the system. This motherboard has a built-in VGA
graphics system; you must leave this item at the default value.
Halt On (All, But Keyboard)
This item defines the operation of the system POST (Power On Self Test) routine. You
can use this item to select which types of errors in the POST are sufficient to halt the
system.
Base Memory, Extended Memory, and Total Memory
These items are automatically detected by the system at start up time. These are
display-only fields. You cannot make changes to these fields.
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Advanced BIOS Features
This option defines advanced information about your system.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced BIOS Features
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Virus Warning
Quick Power On Self Test
Boot Up NumLock Status
Gate A20 Option
Typematic Rate Setting
X Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
X Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
APIC Mode
MPS Version Control For OS
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
Small Logo (EPA) Show
Summary Screen Show
Cache Setup
Boot Seq & Floppy Setup
[Press Enter]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[On]
[Fast]
[Disabled]
6
250
[Setup]
[Enabled]
[1.4]
[Non-OS2]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
Item Help
Menu Level
Select Hard Disk Boot
Device Priority
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
Hard Disk Boot Priority (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Hard Disk Boot Priority
1. Pri. Master:
2. Pri. Slave:
3. Sec. Master:
4. Sec. Slave:
5. USBHDD0:
6. USBHDD1:
7. USBHDD2:
8. Bootable Add-in Cards
Item Help
Menu Level
Use <
> or <
>
to select a device, then
press <+> to move it
up, or <-> to move it
down the list. Press
<ESC> to exit this
menu.
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Virus Warning (Disabled)
When enabled, this item provides protection against viruses that try to write to the boot sector and partition table of your hard
disk drive. You need to disable this item when installing an operating system. We recommend that you enable this item as
soon as you have installed an operating system.
For complete protection against viruses, install virus software in your operating system and update the virus definitions regularly.
Quick Power On Self Test (Enabled)
Enable this item to shorten the power on testing (POST) and have your system start
up faster. You might like to enable this item after you are confident that your system
hardware is operating smoothly.
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Boot Up NumLock Status (On)
This item defines if the keyboard Num Lock key is active when your system is started.
Gate A20 Option (Fast)
This item defines how the system handles legacy software that was written for an earlier
generation of processors. Leave this item at the default value.
Typematic Rate Setting (Disabled)
If this item is enabled, you can use the following two items to set the typematic rate and the
typematic delay settings for your keyboard.
•
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec): Use this item to define how many characters
per second are generated by a held-down key.
•
Typematic Delay (Msec): Use this item to define how many milliseconds must
elapse before a held-down key begins generating repeat characters.
Security Option (Setup)
If you have installed password protection, this item defines if the password is required at
system start up, or if it is only required when a user tries to enter the Setup Utility.
APIC Mode (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt
Controller) mode. APIC provides symmetric multi-processing (SMP) for systems, allowing
support for up to 60 processors.
OS Select For DRAM > 64 MB (Non-OS2)
This item is only required if you have installed more than 64 MB of memory and you are
running the OS/2 operating system. Otherwise, leave this item at the default.
Small Logo (EPA) Show (Disabled)
Enables or disables the display of the EPA logo during boot.
Summary Screen Show ( Enabled)
This item determines whether the summary system information will be showed during bootup.
Cache Setup (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Cache Setup
CPU Inernal Cache
External Cache
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
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CPU Internal Cache (Enabled)
All processors that can be installed in this mainboard use internal level 1 (L1) cache
memory to improve performance. Leave this item at the default value for better performance.
External Cache (Enabled)
Most processors that can be installed in this system use external level 2 (L2) cache memory
to improve performance. Leave this item at the default value for better performance.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced BIOS Features page.
Boot Seq & Floppy Setup (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Cache Setup
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
[Floppy]
[Hard Disk]
[CDROM]
[Enabled]
Swap Floppy Drive
Boot Up Floppy Seek
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
Select Your Boot
Device Priority
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
First/Second/Third Boot Device (Floppy/Hard Disk/CDROM)
Use these three items to select the priority and order of the devices that your system
searches for an operating system at start-up time.
Boot Other Device (Enabled)
When enabled, the system searches all other possible locations for an operating system if it
fails to find one in the devices specified under the First, Second, and Third boot devices.
Swap Floppy Drive (Disabled)
If you have two floppy diskette drives in your system, this item allows you to swap the
assigned drive letters so that drive A becomes drive B, and drive B becomes drive A.
Boot Up Floppy Seek (Enabled)
If this item is enabled, it checks the size of the floppy disk drives at start-up time. You don’t
need to enable this item unless you have a legacy diskette drive with 360K capacity.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced BIOS Features page.
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Advanced Chipset Features
These items define critical timing parameters of the motherboard. You should leave the
items on this page at their default values unless you are very familiar with the technical
specifications of your system hardware. If you change the values incorrectly, you may
introduce fatal errors or recurring instability into your system.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced Chipset Features
DRAM Configuration
CPU OverClock in MHz
AGP OverClock in MHz
AGP Aperture Size
X AGP 3.0 Speed
AGP 2.0 Speed
AGP Fast Write
AGP Sideband Address
Clock Spread Spectrum
HT Frequency
Special I/O for PCI Card
X Base I/O Address
X I/O Length
System BIOS Cacheable
[Press Enter]
[200]
[66]
[128M]
[Auto]
Auto
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[4x]
[Disabled]
0000
1 Byte
[Disabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
DRAM timing and control
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
DRAM Configuration (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
DRAM Configuration
Max Memclock (Mhz)
1T/2T Memory Timing
CAS# latency (Tcl)
RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd)
Min RAS# active time (Tras)
Row precharge Time (Trp)
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Item Help
Menu Level
Places an artificial
memory clock limit on the
system. Memory is
prevented from running
faster than this frequency
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
Max Memclock (Mhz) (Auto)
Users may use this item to manually set the Max Memclock to Auto/100/133/166 MHz.
1T/2T Memory Timing (Auto)
This item allows you to adjust the DRAM timing. Please note that if only support the K8
CG version and the following version. We recommend that you leave this item at the
default value.
CAS# latency (Tcl) (Auto)
This item determines the operation of DDR SDRAM memory CAS (column address strobe).
It is recommended that you leave this item at the default value. The 2T setting requires
faster memory that secifically supports this mode.
RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd) (Atuo)
This item specifies the RAS# to CAS# delay to Rd/Wr command to the same bank.
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Min RAS# active time (Tras) (Auto)
This item specifies the minumum RAS# active time.
Row Precharge Time (Trp) (Auto)
This item specifies the Row precharge to Active or Auto-Refresh of the same bank.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Chipset Features page.
CPU OverClock in MHz (200)
This item lets you select the CPU clock, the range is from 200MHz to 250MHz.
AGP OverCLock in MHz (66)
This item lets you select the AGP clock, the range is from 66MHz to 100MHz.
AGP Aperture Size(128MB)
This setting controls just how much system RAM can be allocated to AGP for video
purposes. The aperture is a portion of the PCI memory address range dedicated to graphics
memory address space. Host cycles that hit the aperture range are forwarded to the AGP
without any translation.
•
AGP 3.0 Speed: This item lets you automatically and manually set AGP Speed.
AGP 2.0 Speed (Auto)
This item lets you automatically and manually set AGP speed, the choices are Auto, 1x,
1x2x, and 1x2x4x.
AGP Fast Write (Disabled)
This item lets you enable or disable the caching of display data for the video memory of the
processor. Enabling this item can greatly improve the display speed. Disable this item if
your graphics display card does not support this feature.
AGP Sideband Address (Auto)
This item lets you Auto-enable or disable the Sideband Address.
Clock Spread Spectrum (Enabled)
If you enable spread spectrum, it can significantly reduce the EMI (Electro-Magnetic
Interference) generated by the system.
HT Frequency (4X)
This item enables users to manually set up the HyperTransport frequency, ranging from 1x,
2x, 3x, 4x and 5x.
Special I/O for PCI Card (Disabled)
This item lets you enable or disable special I/O for PCI card.
•
Base I/O Address: If Special I/O is enabled, use this item to set the Base I/O
address between 0000 to FFFF
•
I/O Length: If Special I/O is enabled, use this item to set the I/O length; the
choices are 1 byte, 4 bytes, 8 bytes, 16 bytes, 32 bytes, 64 bytes, 128 bytes
and 256 bytes.
System BIOS Cacheable (Disabled)
This item enabels users to enable or disable the system BIOS cache.
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Integrated Peripherals
These options display items that define the operation of peripheral components on
the system’s input/output ports.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Integrated Peripherals
IDE Function Setup
Onboard Device
Super IO Device
OnChip IDE Channel0
Primary Master PIO
Primary Slave PIO
Primary Master UDMA
Primary Slave UDMA
OnChip IDE Channel1
Secondary Master PIO
Secondary Slave PIO
Secondary Master UDMA
Secondary Slave UDMA
IDE Prefetch Mode
Init Display First
IDE DMA transfer access
IDE HDD Block Mode
POWER ON Function
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[PCI Slot]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Hot Key]
Item Help
Menu Level
123
123
123
123
123
123
123
123
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
IDE Function Setup (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE Function Setup
X
X
X
X
X
X
IDE RAID
IDE Channel0 Master RAID
IDE Channel0 Slave RAID
IDE Channel1 Master RAID
IDE Channel1 Slave RAID
SATA Primary Master RAID
SATA Secondary Master RAID
[Disabled]
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Item Help
Menu Level
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
IDE RAID (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the onboard RAID function of RAID supporting
devices.
•
IDE Channel0/1 Master/Slave RAID (Disabled): These four items enable
or disable the IDE Primary/Secondary RAID.
•
SATA Primary/Secondary Master RAID (Disabled): These two items
enable or disable the SATA Primary/Secondary RAID.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Chipset Features page.
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Onboard Device (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Onboard Device
OnChip USB
USB KB/Storeage Support
USB Mouse Support
Serial-ATA 2 (Internal PHY)
AC97 Audio
MAC Lan (nVIDIA)
Onboard Lan Boot ROM
MAC Media Interface
[V1.1+V2.0]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[RGMII]
Item Help
Menu Level
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
Onchip USB (V1.1+V2.0)
This item enables users to enable or disable the onchip USB function, setting it to be USB1.1
or USB2.0 compatible.
USB KB/Storeage Support (Enabled)
This item lets you enable or disable the USB Keyboard/Storage device support.
USB Mouse Support (Disabled)
Enable this item if you plan to use a mouse connected through the USB port in a legacy
operating system (such as DOS) that does not support Plug and Play.
Serial-ATA 2 (Internal PHY) (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the onboard SATA 1/2 devices.
AC’ 97 AUDIO (Auto)
Enables and disables the onboard audio chip. Disable this item if you are going to install a
PCI audio add-in card.
MAC Lan (nVIDIA) (Auto)
This option allows you to enable/disable the Onboard LAN controller.
Onboard Lan Boot ROM(Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the booting from the onboard LAN or a network add-in
card with a remote boot ROM installed.
MAC Media Interface(RGMII)
This option allows you to MAC Media interface, the choices are Pin Strap, MII and
RGMII.
Press <Esc> to return to the Integrated Peripherals page.
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X
SuperIO Device (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
SuperIO Device
Onboard FDC Controller
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
X UART Mode Select
X UR2 Duplex Mode
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
X ECP Mode Use DMA
mnlk
[Enabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
[Disabled]
Normal
Half
[378/IRQ7]
[SPP]
3
Item Help
Menu Level
ff
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
Onboard FDC Controller (Enabled)
This option enables the onboard floppy disk drive controller.
Onboard Serial Port 1/2 (3F8/IRQ4)(Disabled)
This option is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for onboard serial
port 1/2 (COM1/COM2).
•
UART Mode Select (Normal): This field is available if the Onboard Serial
Port 2 field is set to any option but Disabled. UART Mode Select enables you
to select the infrared communication protocol-Normal (default), IrDA, or ASKIR.
IrDA is an infrared communication protocol with a maximum baud rate up to
115.2K bps. ASKIR is Sharp’s infrared communication protocol with a maximum baud rate up to 57.6K bps.
•
UR2 Duplex Mode (Half): This field is available when UART 2 Mode is set to
either ASKIR or IrDA. This item enables you to determine the infrared function
of the onboard infrared chip. The options are Full and Half (default). Fullduplex means that you can transmit and send information simultaneously.
Half-duplex is the transmission of data in both directions, but only one direction at a time.
Onboard Parallel Port (378/IRQ7)
This option is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for the onboard
parallel port.
Parallel Port Mode (SPP)
Enables you to set the data transfer protocol for your parallel port. There are four options:
SPP (Standard Parallel Port), EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port), ECP (Extended Capabilities
Port) and ECP+EPP.
SPP allows data output only. Extended Capabilities Port (ECP) and Enhanced Parallel Port
(EPP) are bi-directional modes, allowing both data input and output. ECP and EPP modes
are only supported with EPP- and ECP-aware peripherals.
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ECP Mode Use DMA (3): When the onboard parallel port is set to ECP mode,
the parallel port can use DMA 3 or DMA 1.
Press <Esc> to return to the Integrated Peripherals page.
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SuperIO Device (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
SuperIO Device
Onboard FDC Controller
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
UART Mode Select
UR2 Duplex Mode
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode Use DMA
[Enabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[IRDA]
[Half]
[378/IRQ7]
[ECP]
[3]
Item Help
Menu Level
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Onboard FDC Controller (Enabled)
This option enables the onboard floppy disk drive controller.
Onboard Serial Port 1/2 (3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3)
This option is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for onboard serial
port 1/2.
UART Mode Select (IRDA)
This field is available if the Onboard Serial Port 2 field is set to any option but Disabled.
. UART Mode Select enables you to select the infrared communication protocol-IrDA,
ASKIR or SCR.
UR2 Duplex Mode (Half)
This field is available when UART Mode is set to either ASKIR or IrDA. This item enables
you to determine the infrared function of the onboard infrared chip. The options are Full
and Half (default). Full-duplex means that you can transmit and send information
simultaneously. Half-duplex is the transmission of data in both directions, but only one
direction at a time.
Onboard Parallel Port (378/IRQ7)
This option is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for the onboard
parallel port.
Parallel Port Mode (ECP)
Enables you to set the data transfer protocol for your parallel port. There are four options:
SPP (Standard Parallel Port), EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port), ECP (Extended Capabilities
Port) and ECP+EPP.
SPP allows data output only. Extended Capabilities Port (ECP) and Enhanced Parallel Port
(EPP) are bi-directional modes, allowing both data input and output. ECP and EPP modes
are only supported with EPP- and ECP-aware peripherals.
ECP Mode Use DMA (3)
When the onboard parallel port is set to ECP mode, the parallel port can use DMA 3 or
DMA 1.
Press <Esc> to return to the Integrated Peripherals page.
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OnChip IDE Channel0/1(Enabled)
Use these items to enable or disable the PCI IDE channels that are integrated on the
mainboard.
Primary/Secondary Master/Slave PIO (Auto)
Each IDE channel supports a master device and a slave device. These four items let you
assign the kind of PIO (Programmed Input/Output) was used by the IDE devices. Choose
Auto to let the system auto detect which PIO mode is best, or select a PIO mode from 0-4.
Primary/Secondary Master/Slave UltraDMA (Auto)
Each IDE channel supports a master device and a slave device. This motherboard supports
UltraDMA technology, which provides faster access to IDE devices.
If you install a device that supports UltraDMA, change the appropriate item on this list to
Auto. You may have to install the UltraDMA driver supplied with this motherboard in order
to use an UltraDMA device.
IDE Prefetch Mode (Enabled)
The onboard IDE drive interfaces supports IDE prefetching, for faster drive access. If you
install a primary and secondary add-on IDE interface, set this field to Disabled if the
interface does not support prefetching.
Init Display First (PCI Slot)
Use this item to specify whether your graphics adapter is installed in one of the PCI slots or
is integrated on the motherboard.
IDE DMA transfer access (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable the transfer access of the IDE DMA then burst onto the PCI
bus and nonburstable transactions do not.
IDE HDD Block Mode (Enabled)
Enable this field if your IDE hard drive supports block mode. Block mode enables BIOS to
automatically detect the optimal number of block read and writes per sector that the drive
can support and improves the speed of access to IDE devices.
POWER ON Function (Hot KEY)
This feature allows you to set the method by which your system can be turned on.
Hot Key Power On (Ctrl-F1)
When the POWER ON Function is set to Hot KEY, use this item to set the hot key
combination that turns on the system.
PWRON After PWR- Fail (Off)
This item enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its last operationg
status after power returns from a power failure.
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Power Management Setup
This option lets you control system power management. The system has various powersaving modes including powering down the hard disk, turning off the video, suspending
to RAM, and software power down that allows the system to be automatically resumed
by certain events.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Power Management Setup
ACPI Function
Power Management
Video Off Method
HDD Power Down
Soft-Off by PBTN
WOL (PME#) From Soft-Off
WOR (RI#) From Soft-Off
Power-On by Alarm
X Day of Month Alarm
X Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
[Enabled]
[User Define]
[DPMS Support]
[Disabled]
[Instant-Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
0
0 : 0 : 0
Item Help
Menu Level
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
ACPI Function (Enabled)
This mainboard supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power management Interface). Use this item to enable or disable the ACPI feature.
ACPI is an power management specification that makes hardward status
information available to the operating system. ACPI enables a PC to turn
its peripherals on and off for improved power management. It also allows
the PC to be turned on and off by external devices, so that mouse or
keyboary activity wakes up the computer.
Power Management (User Define)
This item acts like a master switch for the power-saving modes and hard disk timeouts. If
this item is set to Max Saving, power-saving modes occur after a short timeout. If this item
is set to Min Saving, power-saving modes occur after a longer timeout. If the item is set to
User Define, you can insert your own timeouts for the power-saving modes.
Video Off Method (DPMS Supported)
This item defines how the video is powered down to save power. This item is set to DPMS
(Display Power Management Software) by default.
HDD Power Down (Disabled)
The IDE hard drive will spin down if it is not accessed within a specified length of time.
Soft-Off by PBTN (Instant-Off)
Under ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power management Interface) you can create a
software power down. In a software power down, the system can be resumed by Wake Up
Alarms. This item lets you install a software power down that is controlled by the power
button on your system. If the item is set to Instant-Off, then the power button causes a
software power down. If the item is set to Delay 4 Sec. then you have to hold the power
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button down for four seconds to cause a software power down.
WOL (PME#) From Soft-Off (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the Wake on Lan function.
WOR (RI#) From Soft-Off (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the Wake on Ring signal function.
Power-On by Alarm (Disabled)
This item allows users to enable or disable the alarm to wake up the system. If set to Enabled,
users can specify the specific day of month and the exact time to power up the system.
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Date (of Month) Alarm (0): Date (of Month) Alarm lets you select a day from
1 to 31.
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Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm (0:5:0): Time Alarm lets you select a time for the
alarm in hours, minutes, and seconds.
PNP/PCI Configurations
These options configure how PnP (Plug and Play) and PCI expansion cards operate in
your system. Both the the ISA and PCI buses on the motherboard use system IRQs
(Interrup ReQuests) and DMAs (Direct Memory Access). You must set up the IRQ and
DMA assignments correctly through the PnP/PCI Configurations Setup utility for the
motherboard to work properly. Selecting PnP/PCI Configurations on the main program
screen displays this menu:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PnP/PCI Configurations
Reset Configuration Data
Resources Controlled By
X IRQ Resources
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
[Disabled]
[Auto(ESCD)]
Press Enter
Item Help
Menu Level
[Disabled]
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
Reset Configuration Data (Disabled)
If you enable this item and restart the system, any Plug and Play configuration data
stored in the BIOS Setup is cleared from memory.
Resources Controlled By Auto (Auto(ESCD))
You should leave this item at the default Auto (ESCD). Under this setting, the system
dynamically allocates resources to Plug and Play devices as they are required.
If you cannot get a legacy ISA (Industry Standard Architecture) expansion card to work
properly, you might be able to solve the problem by changing this item to Manual, and
then opening up the IRQ Resources submenu.
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IRQ Resources [Press Enter]::In the IRQ Resources submenu, if you assign
an IRQ to Legacy ISA, then that Interrupt Request Line is reserved for a legacy
ISA expansion card. Press <Esc> to close the IRQ Resources submenu.
In the Memory Resources submenu, use the first item Reserved Memory Base to
set the start address of the memory you want to reserve for the ISA expansion
card. Use the section item Reserved Memory Length to set the amount of
reserved memory. Press <Esc> to close the Memory Resources submenu.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop (Disabled)
This item is designed to overcome problems that can be caused by some non-standard
VGA cards. This board includes a built-in VGA system that does not require palette
snooping so you must leave this item disabled.
PC Health Status
On motherboards that support hardware monitoring, this item lets you monitor the
parameters for temperatures and fan speeds.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PC Health Status
Shutdown Temperature
CPU FAN Control by
CPU Vcore
+3.3V
+5.0V
+12.0V
5V(SB)
Voltage Battery
Current CPU Temp
Current CPU FAN Speed
Current SYS FAN Speed
[Disabled]
[Always ON]
Item Help
Menu Level
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
Shutdown Temperature (Disabled)
Enables you to set the maximum temperature the system can reach before powering down.
CPU FAN Control by (Always On)
This item lets you adjust CPU Fan.
System Component Characteristics
These fields provide you with information about the systems current operating status.
You cannot make changes to these fields.
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CPU Vcore Voltage
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+3.3V
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+5.0V
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+12.0V
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5V(SB)
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Voltage Battery
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Current CPU Temp
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Current CPU FAN Speed
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Current SYS FAN Speed
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Voltage Control
On motherboards that support hardware monitoring, this item lets you monitor the
parameters for critical voltages.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Voltage Control
CPU Voltage
DDR Voltage
[Default]
[Defaclt]
Item Help
Menu Level
: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
CPU/DDR Voltage (Default)
These two items help you adjust CPU/DDR Voltage.
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Load Optimized Defaults
This option opens a dialog box that lets you install optimized defaults for all appropriate
items in the Setup Utility. Press <Y> and then <Enter> to install the defaults. Press
<N> and then <Enter> to not install the defaults. The optimized defaults place demands on the system that may be greater than the performance level of the components,
such as the CPU and the memory. You can cause fatal errors or instability if you install
the optimized defaults when your hardware does not support them. If you only want to
install setup defaults for a specific option, select and display that option, and then press
<F7>.
Set Supervisor/User Password
When this function is selected, the following message appears at the center of the screen
to assist you in creating a password.
ENTER PASSWORD
Type the password, up to eight characters, and press <Enter>. The password typed now
will clear any previously entered password from CMOS memory. You will be asked to
confirm the password. Type the password again and press <Enter>. You may also press
<Esc> to abort the selection.
To disable password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter password. A
message will confirm the password being disabled. Once the password is disabled, the
system will boot and you can enter BIOS Setup freely.
PASSWORD DISABLED
If you have selected “System” in “Security Option” of “BIOS Features Setup” menu,
you will be prompted for the password every time the system reboots or any time you try
to enter BIOS Setup.
If you have selected “Setup” at “Security Option” from “BIOS Features Setup” menu,
you will be prompted for the password only when you enter BIOS Setup.
Supervisor Password has higher priority than User Password. You can use Supervisor
Password when booting the system or entering BIOS Setup to modify all settings. Also
you can use User Password when booting the
system or entering BIOS Setup but can not modify any setting if Supervisor Password
is enabled.
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Save & Exit Setup
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have made in the
Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Save and Exit dialog box appears,
press <Y> to save and exit, or press <N> to return to the main menu.
Exit Without Saving
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to discard any changes that you have made in the
Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Exit Without Saving dialog box
appears, press <Y> to discard changes and exit, or press <N> to return to the main
menu.
If you have made settings that you do not want to save, use the “Exit
Without Saving” item and press <Y> to discard any changes you have
made.
This concludes Chapter 3. Refer to the next chapter for information on the software
supplied with the motherboard.
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Chapter 4
Using the Motherboard Software
About the Software CD-ROM
The support software CD-ROM that is included in the motherboard package contains all the
drivers and utility programs needed to properly run the bundled products. Below you can find
a brief description of each software program, and the location for your motherboard
version. More information on some programs is available in a README file, located in the
same directory as the software.
Never try to install all software from folder that is not specified for use with
your motherboard.
Before installing any software, always inspect the folder for files named README.TXT,
INSTALL.TXT, or something similar. These files may contain important information that
is not included in this manual.
Auto-installing under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
The Auto-install CD-ROM makes it easy for you to install the drivers and software for your
motherboard.
If the Auto-install CD-ROM does not work on your system, you can still install
drivers through the file manager for your OS (for example, Windows Explorer). Refer to the Utility Folder Installation Notes later in this chapter.
The support software CD-ROM disc loads automatically under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP.
When you insert the CD-ROM disc in the CD-ROM drive, the autorun feature will automatically bring up the install screen. The screen has three buttons on it, Setup, Browse CD and
Exit.
If the opening screen does not appear; double-click the file “setup.exe” in the
root directory.
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Setup Tab
Setup
Click the Setup button to run the software installation program. Select
from the menu which software you want to install.
Browse CD The Browse CD button is the standard Windows command that allows
you to open Windows Explorer and show the contents of the support
CD.
Before installing the software from Windows Explorer, look for a file
named README.TXT, INSTALL.TXT or something similar. This file
may contain important information to help you install the software
correctly.
Some software is installed in separate folders for different operating
systems, such as DOS, WIN NT, or WIN98/95. Always go to the correct
folder for the kind of OS you are using.
In install the software, execute a file named SETUP.EXE or INSTALL.EXE
by double-clicking the file and then following the instructions on the
screen.
Exit
The EXIT button closes the Auto Setup window.
Application Tab
Lists the software utilities that are available on the CD.
Read Me Tab
Displays the path for all software and drivers available on the CD.
Running Setup
Follow these instructions to install device drivers and software for the motherboard:
1.
Click Setup. The installation program begins:
The following screens are examples only. The screens and driver lists will
be different according to the motherboard you are installing.
The motherboard identification is located in the upper left-hand corner.
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2.
Click Next. The following screen appears:
3.
Check the box next to the items you want to install. The default options are recommended.
4.
Click Next run the Installation Wizard. An item installation screen appears:
5.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install the items.
Drivers and software are automatically installed in sequence. Follow the onscreen instructions, confirm commands and allow the computer to restart a few times to complete the
installation.
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Manual Installation
Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive and locate the PATH.DOC file in the root directory.
This file contains the information needed to locate the drivers for your motherboard.
Look for the chipset and motherboard model; then browse to the directory and path to
begin installing the drivers. Most drivers have a setup program (SETUP.EXE) that automatically detects your operating system before installation. Other drivers have the setup
program located in the operating system subfolder.
If the driver you want to install does not have a setup program, browse to the operating
system subfolder and locate the readme text file (README.TXT or README.DOC) for
information on installing the driver or software for your operating system.
Utility Software Reference
All the utility software available from this page is Windows compliant. They are provided
only for the convenience of the customer. The following software is furnished under license
and may only be used or copied in accordance with the terms of the license.
These software(s) are subject to change at anytime without prior notice.
Please refer to the support CD for available software.
AMI/AWARD Flash Memory Utility
This utility lets you erase the system BIOS stored on a Flash Memory chip on the motherboard,
and lets you copy an updated version of the BIOS to the chip. Proceed with caution when
using this program. If you erase the current BIOS and fail to write a new BIOS, or write a
new BIOS that is incorrect, your system will malfunction. Refer to Chapter 3, Using BIOS for
more information.
WinFlash Utility
The Award WinFlash utility is a Windows version of the DOS Award BIOS flash writer utility.
The utility enables you to flash the system BIOS stored on a Flash Memory chip on the
motherboard while in a Windows environment. This utility is currently available for
WINXP\ME\2000\98SE. To install the WinFlash utility, run WINFLASH.EXE from the
following directory: \UTILITY\WINFLASH 1.51
This concludes Chapter 4. Refer to the next chapter for information about SATA RAID
Setup.
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