ECS 915G-M (V1.0)
Preface
Copyright
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material contained herein, may be reproduced without written consent of the author.
Version 1.0
Disclaimer
The information in this document is subject to change without notice. The manufacturer
makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents hereof and specifically
disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.
The manufacturer reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from
time to time in the content hereof without obligation of the manufacturer to notify any
person of such revision or changes.
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Microsoft, MS-DOS and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
MMX, Pentium, Pentium-II, Pentium-III, Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
Other product names used in this manual are the properties of their respective owners and
are acknowledged.
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.
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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
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page 1
Describes installation of motherboard
components.
Chapter 2
Installing the Motherboard
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page 7
Provides information on using the BIOS
Setup Utility.
Chapter 3
Using BIOS
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page 25
Chapter 4
Describes the motherboard software
Using the Motherboard Software
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Preface
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page 41
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
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Chapter 1
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Introducing the Motherboard
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Introduction.................................................................................................1
Feature..........................................................................................................2
Motherboard Components........................................................................4
Chapter 2
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Installing the Motherboard
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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 Connector.................................................................12
Installing Hardware...................................................................................13
Installing the Processor...............................................................13
Installing Memory Modules.........................................................16
Installing a Hard Disk Drive/CD-ROM/SATA Hard Drive........17
Installing a Floppy Diskette Drive...............................................19
Installing Add-on Cards..............................................................20
Connecting Optional Devices......................................................21
Connecting I/O Devices..........................................................................24
Chapter 3
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Using BIOS
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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
Boot Configuration Features.......................................................29
Advanced Setup............................................................................30
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Advanced Chipset Features.........................................................32
Power Management Setup...........................................................33
Hardsare Health Configuration..................................................34
BIOS Security Features................................................................35
Load Best Performance Settings..................................................40
Load Optimal Defaults................................................................40
Save Changes and Exit................................................................40
Discard Changes and Exit...........................................................40
Chapter 4
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Using the Motherboard Software
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About the Software CD-ROM................................................................41
Auto-installing under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP................................41
Running Setup..............................................................................42
Manual Installation..................................................................................44
Utility Software Reference.......................................................................44
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Chapter 1
Introducing the Motherboard
Introduction
Thank you for choosing the 915G-M motherboard. This motherboard is a high performance, enhanced function motherboard that supports LGA775 Pentium 4 processors for
high-end business or personal desktop markets.
The motherboard incorporates the 915G Northbridge (NB) and ICH6 Southbridge (SB)
chipsets. The Northbridge on this motherboard supports a Front Side Bus (FSB) frequency
of 800/533 MHz using a scalable FSB Vcc_CPU. The memory controller supports DDR
memory DIMM frequencies of 333MHz and 400 MHz. It supports four DDR Sockets with
up to maximum memory of 4 GB. DDR Maximum memory bandwidth of 3.2 GB/s in singlechannel mode and 6.4 GB/s in dual-channel mode is supported. One 16-lane PCI Express
port, intended for Graphics Interface, is fully compliant to the PCI Express Base Specification revision 1.0a.
The ICH6 Southbridge on this motherboard supports three PCI Slots which are PCI 2.3
compliant. It implements an EHCI compliant interface that provides 480Mb/s bandwidth
for eight USB 2.0 ports, AC’97 CODEC that features a 6-channel audio speaker out. One
onboard IDE connector supports 2 IDE devices in ATA-100/66 mode. The Southbridge
integrates a Serial ATA host controller that is SATA v1.0 compliant, supporting four SATA
ports with maximum transfer rate up to 150 MB/s each.
The 915G-M motherboard is equipped with advanced full set of I/O ports in the rear panel,
including PS/2 mouse and keyboard connectors, COM1, LPT, VGA port, four USB ports,
one optional LAN port, one optional 1394 port, and audio jacks for microphone, line-in,
and line-out.
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Feature
Processor
The 915G-M uses a LGA775 type of Pentium 4 that carries the following features:
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Accommodates Intel P4 Prescott processors
Supports a system bus (FSB) of 800/533MHz
Supports “Hyper-Threading” technology CPU
“Hyper-Threading” technology enables the operating system into thinking it’s hooked
up to two processors, allowing two threads to be run in parallel, both on separate
“logical” processors within the same physical processor.
Chipset
The 915G Northbridge (NB) and ICH6 Southbridge (SB) chipset are based on an innovative and scalable architecture with proven reliability and performance.
915G (NB)
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Supports 32-bit host bus addressing, allowing the CPU to
access the entire 4 GB of the memory address space
Has a 12-deep In-Order Queue to support up to twelve
outstanding piplined address requests on the host bus
Supports one PCI Express x16 for Graphics Interface, fully
compliant to the PCI Express Base Specification revision
1.0a.
Supports 256-Mb, 512-Mb and 1-Gb DDR technologies for
x8 and x16 devices
Supports DDR 333/400 MHz up to four unbuffered DIMM
with 4 GB maximum memory size
Provides an integrated graphics device delivering cost competitive 3D, 2D and video capabilities.
915G chipset can only support 256-Mb, 512-Mb and 1-Gb DDR technologies
for x8 and x16 device, NOT support 128-Mb DDR technology. That is, 256
MB Double Side Memory Module & 128 MB Single Side Memory Module are
NOT support.
ICH6(SB)
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Enhanced DMA Controller, interrupt controller, and timer functions
Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification, Revision
1.0a
Compliant with PCI 2.3 specificaiton
Compliant with Serial ATA 1.0a specification
Integrated USB 2.0 Host Controller supporting up to eight
USB 2.0 ports
Integrated IDE controller supports Ultra ATA100/66/33
Memory
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Supports DDR 400/333 MHz DDR SDRAM DIMMs
Accommodates four unbuffered DIMMs
Up to 1 GB per DIMM with maximum memory size up to 4 GB
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Graphics
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Supports core frequency of 333 MHz
Supports 3D Setup, Render Engine, and 3D Graphics Enhancements
Supports High Quality Texture Engine
Video DVD/PC-VCR
Audio
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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 stereo inputs with 5-bit volume control:
LIne-in, CD, AUX
Support S/PDIF output function
Expansion Options
The motherboard comes with the following expansion options:
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One PCI Express x16 for Graphic Interface
Three 32-bit PCI v2.3 compliant slots
One 40-pin IDE low profile header that support two IDE devices
One floppy disk drive interface
Four 7-pin SATA connectors
The 915G-M motherboard supports UltraDMA bus mastering with transfer rates of
100/66 MB/s.
Onboard LAN (Optional)
The onboard LAN controller provides the following features:
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Support 10/100 Mbps speed operation (Gigabit LAN optional)
Support PCI v2.3, 32-bit, 33-MHz
Support fully with IEEE 802.3z
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
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One serial port
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One parallel port
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One VGA port
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Four USB ports
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One 1394 port (optional)
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One LAN port (optional)
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Audio jacks for microphone in, line-in and line-out
BIOS Firmware
This motherboard uses AMI BIOS that enables users to configure many system
features including the following:
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Power management
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Wake-up alarms
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CPU parameters
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CPU and memroy 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
with out prior notice.
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Motherboard Components
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Table of Motherboard Components
LABEL
1 CPU1
2 SYS_FAN
3 CPU_FAN
4 DIMM1~DIMM4
5 CHS1
6 FDD
7 ATX1
8 IDE1
9 SJ1
10 LSJ1
11 SPK1
12 PWR_FAN
13 SATA1~SATA4
14 F_PANEL
15 IRDA
16 CLR_CMOS
17 F_USB1-2
COMPONENT
LGA775 socket for Pentium 4 CPUs
System cooling fan connector
CPU cooling fan connector
184-pin DDR SDRAM slots
Chassis Intrusion Detect header
Floppy diskette drive connector
Standard 24-pin ATX power connector
Primary IDE connector
Single color LED header
Single color LED header
Speaker header
Power fan connector
Serial ATA connectors
Front Panel switch/LED header
Infrared header
Clear CMOS jumper
Front Panel USB headers
18 1394
19 BIOS_WP
20 COM2
IEEE 1394a header
Flash Protect jumper
Onboard Serial port header
21 AUXIN1
22 CD_IN1
Auxiliary in header
Analog Audio Input header
23 F_AUDIO
24 SPDIFO1
25 PCI1~PCI3
26 PCIEX16
27 ATX12V
Front panel audio header
SPDIF out header
32-bit add-on card slots
PCI Express x16 graphics card slot
Auxiliary 4-pin power connector
This concludes Chapter 1. The next chapter explains how to install the motherboard.
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Memo
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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 Micro 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,
915G-M supports one or two floppy diskette drives, two enhanced IDE drives, and four
Serial ATA devices. 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 a Mirco ATX form factor of 244 x 244 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
CLR_CMOS 3-pin
Description
Clear CMOS
Setting (default)
1-2: CLEAR CMOS
CLR_CMOS
2-3: NORMAL
Before clearing the CMOS,
make sure to turn off the
system.
BIOS_WP
2-pin
Flash Protect Open: FLASH WRITE
UNPROTECTED
Short: FLASH WRITE
PROTECTED
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BIOS_WP
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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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Connect the CPU cooling fan cable to CPU_FAN.
Connect the case cooling fan connector to SYS_FAN.
Connect the power fan connector to PWR_FAN.
Connect the case speaker cable to SPK1.
Connect the case switches and indicator LEDs to the F_PANEL. If there are
3 pins in the case LED cable, connect to SJ1/LSJ1.
Connect the standard power supply connector to ATX1.
Connect the auxiliary case power supply connector to ATX12V.
Connecting 20/24-pin power cable
Users please note that the 20-pin and 24-pin power cables can both be connected to the ATX1 connector. With the 20-pin power cable, just align the 20pin power cable with the pin 1 of the ATX1 connector. However, using 20-pin
power cable may cause the system to become unbootable or unstable because of
insufficient electricity.
Users please note that when installing 20pin power cable, the latche of power cable
falls on the left side of the ATX1 connector
latch, just as the picture shows.
20-pin power cable
Users please note that when installing 24pin power cable, the latches of power cable
and the ATX1 match perfectly.
24-pin power cable
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CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN: FAN Power Connectors
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
2
3
GND
Sense
System Ground
Power +12V
Sense
4
PWM
PWM
+12V
PWR_FAN: FAN Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
Signal Name
GND
+12V
Sense
Function
System Ground
Power +12V
Sense
SPK1: Internal speaker
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
VCC
Key
GND
Signal
SJ1/LSJ1: Single color LED header
Pin
1
2
3
Signal Name
ACPI LED
ACPI LED
5VSB
ACPI LED function
S0
Light
S1
S3
Blinking
Blinking
S4/S5
Dark
ATX1: ATX 24-pin Power Connector
Pin
Signal Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
+3.3V
10
11
12
+12V
+3.3V
Ground
+5V
Ground
+5V
Ground
PWRGD
+5VSB
+12V
+3.3V
Pin
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Signal Name
+3.3V
-12V
COM
PS_ON
COM
COM
COM
-5V
+5V
+5V
+5V
COM
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ATX12V: ATX 12V Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
Ground
Ground
+12V
+12V
Front Panel Header
The front panel header (F_PANEL) 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.
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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.
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 an LGA775 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.
A. Unload the cap
· Use thumb & forefinger to hold the
lifting tab of the cap.
· Lift the cap up and remove the cap
completely from the socket.
B. Open the load plate
· Use thumb & forefinger to hold the
hook of the lever, pushing down and pulling
aside unlock it.
· Lift up the lever.
· Use thumb to open the load plate. Be
careful not to touch the contacts.
C. Install the CPU on the socket
· Orientate CPU package to the socket.
Make sure you match triangle marker
to pin 1 location.
D. Close the load plate
· Slightly push down the load plate onto the
tongue side, and hook the lever.
· CPU is locked completely.
E. Apply thermal grease on top of the CPU.
F.
Fasten the cooling fan supporting base onto
the CPU socket on the motherboard.
G. Make sure the CPU fan is plugged to the
CPU fan connector. Please refer to the CPU
cooling fan user’s manual for more detail
installation procedure.
To achieve better airflow rates and heat dissipation, we suggest that you use
a high quality fan with 3800 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.
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Table A: DDR (memory module) QVL (Qualified Vendor List)
The following DDR400 memory modules have been tested and qualified for use with this
motherboard.
Size
128MB
256MB
512MB
Vendor
NANYA
Infineon
NANYA
Micron
Infineon
NANYA
Infineon
SAMSUNG
Micron
SAMSUNG
NANYA
Infineon
Micron
SAMSUNG
Model Name
NT128D64SH4B1G-5
HYS64D16301GU-5-B
NT128D64SH4B1G-5T
MT16VDDT3264AG-403B2
HYS64D32300GU-5-B
NT256D64S88B1G-5T
HYS64D32300HU-5-C
M368L3223DTM-CC4
MT8VDDT3264AG-40BC4
M368L6423DTM-CC4
NT512D64S8HB1G-5T
HYS64D64320HU-5-C
MT16VDDT6464AG-40BC4
M368L6423ETM-CCC
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Installing Memory Modules
This motherboard accomodates four 184-pin 2.5V unbuffered DIMM and supports DDR
333/400. You must install at least one module in any of the four slots. Each module can be
installed with 256 MB to 1 GB of memory; the total memory capacity is 4GB.
DDR SDRAM memory module table
Memory module
DDR 333
DDR 400
Memory Bus
166MHz
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.
Installation Procedure
Refer to the following to install the memory modules.
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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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Installing a Hard Dish 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 one IDE channel interface (IDE1). 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
This motherboard supports four high data transfer SATA ports with each runs up to 150
MB/s. To get better system performance, we recommend users connect the CD-ROM to
the IDE channel, and set up the hard dives on the SATA ports.
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.
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About SATA Connectors
Your motherboard features four SATA connectors supporting a total of four drives. 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 and follow the illustration below to install the SATA hard drives.
SATA Connector
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
Setting
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Secondary Master
Secondary Slave
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
Refer to
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3
(optional)
SATA power cable
(optional)
the illustration below for proper installation:
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 (FDD) interface and ships with a diskette drive
ribbon cable that supports one or two floppy diskette drives. You can install a 5.25-inch
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.
FDD: 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.
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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.
PCIE x16
Slot
There is one PCI Express x16 slot onboard. The PCI Express x16 slot is
used to install an external PCI Express graphics card that is fully compliant
to the PCI Express Base Specification revision 1.0a.
PCI 1/2/3
Slots
This motherboard is equipped with three 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.
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.
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.
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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.
Connecting Optional Devices
Refer to the following for information on connecting the motherboard’s optional devices:
F_AUDIO: 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
AUD_MIC_BIAS
Microphone Power
AUD_VCC
Filtered +5V used by Analog Audio Circuits
AUD_FPOUT_R
AUD_RET_R
Right Channel Audio signal to Front Panel
Right Channel Audio signal Return from Front Panel
HP_ON
RSVD for future use to control Headphone Amplifier
KEY
No pin
AUD_FPOUT_L
Left Channel Audio signal to Front Panel
AUD_RET_L
Left Channel Audio signal Return from Front Panel
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AUXIN1: Auxiliary In connector
This connector is an additional line-in audio connector. It allows you to attach a line-in
cable when your rear line-in jack is set as line out port for 4-channel function.
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
Function
AXU In left channel
Ground
Ground
AXU In right channel
AUX_L
GND
GND
AUX_R
CD_IN1: CD Audio Input connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
Function
CD In left channel
Ground
Ground
CD In right channel
CD-IN-Left
Analog Ground
Analog Ground
CD-IN-Right
SATA1/2/3/4: 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
Pin
TXRXGround
2
4
6
-
Signal Name
Function
TX+
Ground
RX+
-
SPDIFO1: 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
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
Signal Name
SPDIFO
Function
Function
SPDIF digital output
+5VA
5V analog Power
Key
No pin
GND
Ground
1394: IEEE 1394a header
Use this header to connect any IEEE 1394a interface.
Pin
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Signal Name
Signal Name
TPA+
GND
TPB+
Cable Power
Key
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Signal Name
Function
TPAGND
TPBCable Power
GND
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F_USB1/2: Front Panel USB header
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
USB DUAL VCC Front Panel USB Power
USB DUAL VCC Front Panel USB Power
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
USBP4-
USB Port 0 Negative Signal
USBP5-
USB Port 1 Negative Signal
USBP4+
USB Port 0 Positive Signal
USBP5+
USB Port 1 Positive Signal
GND
Ground
GND
Ground
Key
No pin
USBOC45#
Overcurrent signal
Please make sure that the USB cable has the same pin assignment as
indicatged above. A different pin assignment may cause damage or system
hang-up.
IRDA: Infrared port
The motherboard supports an Infrared (IRDA) 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
1
2
3
4
5
6
Not assigned
KEY
+5V
GND
IRTX
IRRX
Function
Not assigned
No pin
IR Power
Ground
IrDA serial output
IrDA serial output
COM2: Onboard serial port connector
Connect a serial port extension bracket to this header to add a second serial port to your
system.
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
DCDB
Data Carrier Detect
SINB
Serial Input
SOUTB
UART B Serial Output
8
9
10
DTRB
UART B Data Terminal Ready
GND
Ground
DSRB
Data Set Ready
RTSB
RART B Request to Send
CTSB
Clear to Send
RI
Ring Indicator
Key
No pin
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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 (LPT)
Use LPT 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.
VGA Port
Connect your monitor to the VGA port
LAN Port
(optional)
Connect an RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to connect your computer
to the Network.
1394 Port
(optional)
Use the 1394a port to connect any Firewire device.
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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Chapter 3
Using BIOS
About the Setup Utility
The computer uses the latest American Megatrends 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
Press the delete key to access the BIOS Setup Utility:
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BIOS Security Features
Standard CMOS Setup
Boot Configuration Features
Load Optimal Defaults
Advanced Setup
Load Failsafe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Save Changes and Exit
Power Management Features
Discard Changes and Exit
Hardware Health Configuration
: Move +/-/: Value Enter : Select F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help
F7:Previous Values F8:Fail-Safe Defaults
F9: Optimized Defaults
Standard CMOS setup for changing time, date, hard disk type, etc.
v02.56 (C)Copyright 1985-2004, American Mega trends, Inc.
BIOS Navigation Keys
The BIOS navigation keys are listed below:
KEY
FUNCTION
ESC
Exits the current menu
+/F1
Modifies the selected field’s values
Displays a screen that describes all key functions
Scrolls through the items on a menu
F8
Loads Failsafe Defaults
F9
Loads an optimized setting for better performance
F10
ESC
Saves the current configuration and exits setup
Exits the current menu
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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
If your motherboard has a BIOS protection jumper, change the setting to allow
BIOS flashing.
2
If your motherboard has an item called Firmware Write Protect in Advanced
BIOS features, disable it. (Firmware Write Protect prevents BIOS from being
overwritten.
3
Create a bootable system disk. (Refer to Windows online help for information
on creating a bootable system disk.)
4
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.
5
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 Boot Configuration Features, to force your computer to
boot from the floppy diskette drive first.)
6
At the A:\ prompt, type the Flash Utility program name and the file name of the
new BIOS, then press <Enter>
7
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.
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Standard CMOS Setup
System Overview
Help Menu
AMIBIOS
Version
Build Date
ID
: 08.00.11
: 06/09/04
: M915G-M
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Genuine Intel (R) CPU 3.20GHz
: 3200MHz
:1
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] TO
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
System Memory
Size
: 512MB
System Time
Saystem Date
[00:04:43]
[Tue 06/08/2004]
F1: General help
: Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F7:Previous Values
F8:Best Performance Settings
F9: Optimized Defaults
Processor
The item is automatically detected by the system at start up time. The Processor item
shows the processor type and speed installed in your computer. This is display-only field.
You cannot make changes to this field.
System Memory
The item is automatically detected by the system at start up time. The is display-only
field. You cannot make changes to this field.
Time and Date
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.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Boot Configuration Features
This option displays basic information about your system.
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Boot Configuration Features
Boot Settings Configuration
Help Menu
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[IC35L04AVVN07-0]
[ASUS CD-S520/A]
Quick Boot
Quiet Boot
Bootup Num-Lock
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[On]
Specifies the boot sequence
from the available devices.
A device enclosed in parenthesis has been disabled in
the corresponding type
menu.
F1: General help
: Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F7:Previous Values
F8:Best Performance Settings
F9: Optimized Defaults
1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device
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.
Quick Boot (Enabled)
If you enable this item, the system starts up more quickly be elimination some of the
power on test routines.
Quiet Boot (Enabled)
If enabled, BIOS will show a full screen logo at boot; if disabled, BIOS will set the initial
display mode to BIOS and show the diagnostic POST screen at boot.
Boot Up NumLock (On)
This item defines if the keyboard Num Lock key is active when your system is started.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Advanced Setup
This page sets up more advanced information about your system. Handle this page with
caution. Any changes can affect the operation of your computer.
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Advanced Setup
Advanced Settings
CPU Configuration
Floppy Configuration
IDE Configuration
SuperIO Configuration
Help Menu
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
Configure CPU
F1: General help
: Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F7:Previous Values
F8:Best Performance Settings
F9: Optimized Defaults
CPU Configuration (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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CPU Configuration
Configure advanced CPU settings
Help Menu
Manufacturer
Intel
Brand String : Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20GHz
Frequency
: 3.20GHz
FSB Speed : 000MHz
Cache L1
Cache L2
: 16KB
: 1024KB
Ratio Status
Ratio Actual Value
Ratio CMOS Setting
Hyper Threading Technology
CPU Over-clocking Func.
CPU Frequency
Unlocked (Max: 16,
16
[14]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
200MHz
Sets the ratio between CPU
Core Clock and the FSB
Frequency.
NOTE: If a invalid ratio has
been entered to this field,
BIOS will restore it to previous state.
F1: General help
: Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F7:Previous Values
F8:Best Performance Settings
F9: Optimized Defaults
Manufacturer/Brand String/Frequency/FSB Speed
These are display-only fields and display the information of current manufacturer,
brand of the CPU, frequency and Front Side Bus of the CPU installed in your computer.
Cache L1/L2
These items show the actual CPU interal level 1/2 cache size.
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Ratio Status/Ratio Actual Value
These items show the Locked ratio status and the actual ratio of the CPU installed in your
system.
Ratio CMOS Setting (14)
This item sets the ratio between CPU Core Clock and the FSB Frequency. Users please not
that if a invalid ratio has been entered to this field, BIOS will restore it to previous state.
Hyper Threading Technology (Enabled)
This item is only available when the chipset supports Hyper-Threading and you are
using a Hyper-Threading CPU.
CPU Over-clocking Func. (Disabled)
This item decides the CPU over-clocking function/frequencyinstalled in your system. If the
over-clocking fails, please turn off the system power. And then, hold the Insert key (similar
to theClear CMOS function) and turn on the power, the BIOS will recover the safe default.
CPU Frequency
This item displays the CPU current frequency.
Press <Esc> to return to the advanced setup page.
Floppy Configuration (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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Floppy Configuration
Floppy Configuration
Floppy A
Floppy B
Help Menu
[1.44MB 31/2”]
[Disabled]
Select the type of floppy drive
connected to the system.
F1: General help
: Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F7:Previous Values
F8:Best Performance Settings
F9: Optimized Defaults
Floppy A/B
Use these items to set up size and capacity of the floppy diskette drive(s) installed in the
system.
Press <Esc> to return to the advanced setup page.
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IDE Configuration (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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IDE Configuration
IDE Configuration
ATA/IDE Configuration
Legacy IDE Channels
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Help Menu
[Compatible]
[SATA Pri, PATA Sec]
Options
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Hard Disk]
[CD/DVD ROM]
Hard Disk Write Protect
[Disabled]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
ATA(PI) 80Pin Cable Detectio [Host & Device]
F1: General help
: Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F7:Previous Values
F8:Best Performance Settings
F9: Optimized Defaults
ATA/IDE Configuration (Compatible)
The ATA/IDE option can be configured as “Disabled”, “Compatible (default)” and
“Enhanced” in the BIOS configuration. Windows* 98SE and Windows* Me operating
systems do not support Enhanced mode IDE/Serial ATA resources for more than four
devices. If the ATA/IDE option is set to Enhanced mode, the operating installation will
not be able to recognize the drive, and the installation will fail. Before installing 98SE
or Me, the ATA/IDE configuration must be changed from Enhanced to Legacy mode.
IDE Chennels (SATA Pri, PATA Sec)
Use this item to set up the primary and secondary sequence of IDE channels and SATA
channel. If set ATA/IDE Configuration to Compatible mode and IDE channels to SATA Pri/
PATA Sec, users can only plug in SATA devices on SATA1 and SATA2; if set ATA/IDE
Configuration to Compatible mode and IDE channels as SATA Sec/PATA Pri, users can only
plug in SATA devices on SATA3 and SATA4 or else SATA devices will not be recognized. If
set ATA/IDE Configuration to Enhanced mode, then SATA devices can be plugged into any
SATA connector.
Primary/Secondary IDE Master/Slave(Not detected/Hard Disk/CD/DVD
ROM)
Your computer has two IDE channels and each channel can be installed with one or two
devices (Master and Slave). In addition, this motherboard supports four SATA channels and
each channel allows one SATA device to be installed. Use these items to configure each
device on the IDE channel.
If any IDE device is detected in any one of the above items, press <Enter> to reveal the
following information.
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Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Master
Help Menu
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: IC35L040AUVN07-0
Size
: 41.1GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode : 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
:4
Async DMA : MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA : Ultra DMA-2
S.M.A.R.T. : Supported
Select the type of device
conneted to the system.
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer[Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
S.M.A.R.T.
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Enabled]
F1: General help
: Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F7:Previous Values
F8:Best Performance Settings
F9: Optimized Defaults
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Secondary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Slave
Help Menu
Device
: CD/DVD ROM
Vendor
: ASUS CD-S520/A
LBA Mode
: Supported
PIO Mode
:4
Async DMA : MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA : Ultra DMA-2
Type
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
Select the type of device
conneted to the system.
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
F1: General help
: Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F7:Previous Values
F8:Best Performance Settings
F9: Optimized Defaults
Hard Disk Write Protect (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable hard disk write protection.
IDE Detect Time Out (35)
This item allows you to set time out for IDE detection.
ATA (PI) 80Pin Cable Detectio (Host & Device)
This item enables you to select ATA(PI) devices for 80Pin cable detection. If set to Host
& Devices, it allows onboard IDE controller and IDE disk drive to detect the type of IDE
cable used.
Press <Esc> to return to the advanced setup page.
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Super IO Configuration (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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SuperIO Configuration
OnBoard Floppy Controller
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port2 Address
Serial Port2 Mode
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
Parallel Port IRQ
[Enabled]
[3FB/IRQ4]
[2FB/IRQ3]
[Normal]
[378]
[Normal]
[IRQ7]
Help Menu
Allows BIOS to Enable or
Disable Floppy Controller.
F1: General help
: Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F7:Previous Values
F8:Best Performance Settings
F9: Optimized Defaults
Onboard Floppy Controller (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard floppy disk drive interface.
Serial Port1/2 Address (3F8/IRQ4/2F8/IRQ3)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard COM1/2 serial port, and to assign a port
address.
Serial Port2 Mode (Normal)
It Serial Port 2 Address is not disabled, it allows youy to set the Serial Port 2 Mode.
Parallel Port Address (378)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard Parallel port, and to assign a port address.
Parallel Port Mode(Normal)
Use this item to select the parallel port mode.
Parallel Port IRQ (IRQ7)
Use this item to assign IRQ to the parallel port.
Press <Esc> to return to the advanced setup page.
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Advanced Chipset Features
This page sets up more advanced chipset information about your system. Handle this page
with caution. Any changes can affect the operation of your computer.
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Advanced Chipset Features
Advanced Chipset Settings
Help Menu
DRAM Frequency
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
[Auto]
[Enabled]
Init Display First
VGA Share Memory
Aperture Size Select
PEG Port
[PEG/PCI]
[8MB]
[128MB]
[Enabled]
Auto Detect PCI Clk
Spread Spectrum
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select the type of device
conneted to the system.
Onboard Device
USB Function
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller
AUDIO Device
LAN Device
LAN Boot ROM Support
1394 Device
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
: Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General help
F8:Best Performance Settings F9: Optimized Defaults
F7:Previous Values
DRAM Frequency (Auto)
This item determines frequency of DRAM memory.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD (Enabled)
When this item is set to enable, the DDR timing is configured using SPD. SPD (Serial
Presence Detect) is located on the memory modules, BIOS reads information coded in
SPD during system boot up.
Init Display First (PEG/PCI)
This item allows you to choose the primary display card.
VGA Share Memory (8MB)
This item shows the VGA memory size borrowed from main memory capacity.
Aperture Size Select (128MB)
This item defines the size of the aperture if you use an AGP graphics adapter. The AGP
aperture refers to a section of the PCI memory address range used for graphics
memory. We recommend that you leave this item at the default value.
PEG Port (Enabled)
This item enables or disables the PCI Express Graphics port function.
Auto Detect PCI Clk (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable you to detect PCI clock automatically.
Spread Spectrum (Enabled)
If you enable spread spectrum, it can significantly reduce the EMI (Electro-Magnetic
Interference) generated by the system.
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USB Function (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable USB function.
Legacy USB Support (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable Legacy USB support.
USB 2.0 Controller (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable USB 2.0 Controller.
AUDIO Device (Enabled)
Enables and disables the Audio device.
LAN Device (Enabled)
Enables and disables the onboard LAN.
LAN Boot ROM Support (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN Boot ROM function.
1394 Device (Enabled)
Enabled this item if you plan to use 1394 device.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
Power Mangement Setup
This page sets up some parameters for system power management operation.
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Power Management Features
Suspend mode
APM Power Management
Repost Video on S3 Resume
Suspend Time Out
Power Button Mode
Restore on AC Power Loss
PS/2 Keyboard Wakeup
PS/2 Mouse Wakeup
Resume On Ring
Resume On LAN
Resume On PME#
USB Device Wakeup From S3
Resume On RTC Alarm
[S3]
[Enabled]
[No]
[Disbaled]
[On/Off]
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Help Menu
Select the ACPI state used
for System Suspend.
F1: General help
: Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F7:Previous Values
F8:Best Performance Settings
F9: Optimized Defaults
Suspend mode (S3)
After the selected period of system inactivity, all devices expect the CPU shut off.
APM Power Management (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable a power management scheme. If you enable power
management, you can use the items below to set the power management operation.
Only APM is supported.
Repost Video on S3 Resume (No)
If STR mode or Auto mode is selected, this item allows you to enable/disable this function.
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Suspend Time Out (Disabled)
This sets the timeout for Suspend mode in minutes. If the time selected passes without any
system activity, the computer will enter power-saving Suspend mode.
Power Button Mode (On/Off)
This item lets you install a software power down controlled by the normal power button on
your system.
Restore on AC Power Loss (Power Off)
This item defines how the system will act after AC power loss during system operation.
When you set to Off, it will keep the system in Off state until the power button is pressed.
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Wakeup (Disabled)
These items enable or disable you to allow keyboard or mouse activity to awaken the system
from power saving mode.
Resume On Ring (Disabled)
The system can be turned off with a software command. If you enable this item, the
system can automatically resume if there is an incoming call on the Modem. You must
use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature.
Resume On LAN (Disabled)
The system can be turned off with a software command. If you enable this item, the
system can automatically resume on LAN. You must use an ATX power supply in order
to use this feature.
Resume On PME# (Enabled)
The system can be turned off with a software command. If you enable this item, the
system can automatically resume if there is an incoming call on the PCI Modem or
PCI LAN card. You must use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature. Use this
item to do wake-up action if inserting the PCI card.
USB Device Wakeup From S3 (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable/disable the USB device Wakeup function from S3/S4 mode.
Resume On RTC Alarm (Disabled)
The system can be turned off with a software command. If you enable this item, the
system can automatically resume at a fixed time based on the system’s RTC (realtime
clock). Use the items below this one to set the date and time of the wake-up alarm.
You must use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Hardware Health Configuration
This page helps you set up some parameters for the hardware monitoring function of this
motherboard.
CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2004, American Megatrends, Inc.
Hardware Health Configuration
Case Open Warning
Shutdown Temperature
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Help Menu
Options
Hardware Health Configuration
Current SYSTEM Temperature
Current CPU Temperature
SYS FAN Speed
CPU FAN Speed
PWR FAN Speed
CPU Vcore
1.5V
3.3V
5.0V
Battery Voltage
:39° C/102° F
:38° C/100° F
:0 RPM
:3924RPM
: 0 RPM
: 1.353 V
: 1.516V
: 3.338V
: 5.094V
: 3.258V
Disabled
Enabled
: Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1: General help
F7:Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F8:Best Performance Settings
Case Open Warning (Disabled)
Enables or disables the features of recording the chassis intrusion status; Once the chassis is
opened, a warning message will be issued.
Shutdown Temperature (Disabled)
Enables you to set the maximum temperature the system can reach before powering down.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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BIOS Secuity Features
This page helps you set up some parameters for the hardware monitoring function of this
motherboard.
CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2004, American Megatrends, Inc.
BIOS Security Features
Help Menu
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
Install or Change the
password.
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Disabled]
: Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1: General help
F7:Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F8:Best Performance Settings
Supervisor Password/User Password (Not Installed)
This item indicates whether a supervisor password/user password has been set. If the password has benn installed, Installed displays. If not, Not Installed displays.
Change Supervisor Password/Change User Password (Press Enter)
You can select this option and press <Enter> to access the sub menu. You can use the sub
menu to change the supervisor password.
Boot Sector Virus Protection (Disabled)
If set to Disabled, when anything attempts to access the boot sector or hard disk partition
table, there will be no warning message to appear.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Load Optimal Defaults
This option opens a dialog box that lets you install optimized defaults for all appropriate
items in the Setup Utility. Press <OK> and then <Enter> to install the defaults. Press
<Canel> 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
<F9>.
Load Failsafe Defaults
This option opens a dialog box that lets you install fail-safe defaults for all appropriate
items in the Setup Utility: Press <OK> and the <Enter> to install the defaults. Press
<Canel> and then <Enter> to not install the defaults. The fail-safe defaults place no great
demands on the system and are generally stable. If your system is not functioning
correctly, try installing the fail-safe defaults as a first step in getting your system working
properly again. If you only want to install fail-safe defaults for a specific option, select
and display that option, and then press <F8>.
Save Changes and Exit
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 <OK>
to save and exit, or press <Cancel> to return to the main menu:
Discard Changes and Exit
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 <OK> to discard changes and exit, or press <Cancel> to return to the main menu.
If you have made settings that you do not want to save, use the “Discard
Changes and Exit” item and press <OK> to discard any changes you have
made.
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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 folfer 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.
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
PC-CILLIN
The PC-CILLIN software program provides anti-virus protection for your system. This
program is available for Windows 2000/ME/98SE/XP and Windows NT. Be sure to check
the readme.txt and install the appropriate anti-virus software for your operating system.
We strongly recommend users to install this free anti-virus software to help protect your
system against viruses.
This concludes Chapter 4.
Using the Motherboard Software
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