PC CHIPS P13G+ (V1.0)
Motherboard User’s Guide
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Intel Corporation.
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Static Electricity Precautions
1. Don’t take this motherboard and components out of their original staticproof package until you are ready to install them.
2. While installing, please wear a grounded wrist strap if possible. If you
don’t have a wrist strap, discharge static electricity by touching the bare
metal of the system chassis.
3. Carefully hold this motherboard by its edges. Do not touch those components unless it is absolutely necessary. Put this motherboard on the top of
static-protection package with component side facing up while installing.
Pre-Installation Inspection
1. Inspect this motherboard whether there are any damages to components
and connectors on the board.
2. If you suspect this motherboard has been damaged, do not connect power
to the system. Contact your motherboard vendor about those damages.
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All Rights Reserved
P13G+ Series, V1.0
March 2006
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Table of Contents
Trademark ............................................................................................................ i
Static Electricity Precautions ......................................................................................... i
Pre-Installation Inspection ............................................................................................. i
Chapter 1: Introduction ..................................................................................... 1
Key Features .................................................................................................................... 1
Package Contents ........................................................................................................... 4
Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation .............................................................. 5
Motherboard Components ............................................................................................ 6
I/O Ports .......................................................................................................................... 8
Installing the Processor ................................................................................................. 9
Installing Memory Modules ........................................................................................ 1 0
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................................ 1 3
Install the Motherboard ............................................................................................... 1 4
Connecting Optional Devices ..................................................................................... 1 5
Install Other Devices .................................................................................................... 1 8
Expansion Slots ............................................................................................................ 2 0
Dual Monitor..................................................................................................... 22
Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility ....................................................................... 23
About the Setup Utility....................................................................................... 2 3
Updating the BIOS............................................................................................ 24
Using BIOS....................................................................................................... 25
Standard CMOS Features.................................................................................. 2 6
Advanced BIOS Features ............................................................................................ 2 8
Advanced Chipset Features ......................................................................................... 3 2
Integrated Peripherals ................................................................................................. 3 4
Power Management Setup .......................................................................................... 3 9
PnP/PCI Configurations .............................................................................................. 4 1
PC Health Status...................................................................................... .........42
Frequency Control ....................................................................................................... 4 4
Load Fail-Safe Defaults .............................................................................................. 4 5
Load Optimized Defaults ............................................................................................. 4 5
Set Supervisor Password .............................................................................................. 4 5
Set User Password............................................................................................. 45
Save & Exit Setup............................................................................................. 46
Exit Without Saving........................................................................................... 46
Chapter 4: Software & Applications .............................................................. 47
Introduction .................................................................................................................. 4 7
Installing Support Software ........................................................................................ 4 7
Bundled Software Installation .................................................................................... 4 9
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Notice:
Owing to Microsoft’s certifying schedule is various to every supplier, we might
have some drivers not certified yet by Microsoft. Therefore, it might happen under
Windows XP that a dialogue box (shown as below) pop out warning you this
software has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with
Windows XP. Please rest assured that our RD department has already tested and
verified these drivers. Just click the “Continue Anyway” button and go ahead the
installation.
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1 Introduction
This motherboard has an LGA775 socket for latest Intel Pentium 4/Celeron D/
Pentium D processors with Hyper-Threading Technology and Front-Side Bus
(FSB) speeds up to 800/533/400 MHz. Hyper-Threading Technology, designed to
take advantage of the multitasking features in Windows XP, gives you the power to
do more things at once.
This motherboard integrates the Intel 865G Northbridge along with Intel I/O
Controller Hub 5 (ICH5) that supports the Serial ATA interface for high-performance and mainstream desktop PCs; the built-in USB 2.0 providing higher bandwidth, implementing Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0 and is
compliant with UHCI 1.1 and EHCI 1.0.
It supports 6-channel AC’97 Audio Codec and provides two IDE Ultra DMA 100/
66/33 channel. It has one AGP 8X slot, one CNR and two 32-bit PCI slots. There
is a full set of I/O ports including two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard, one VGA
port, one serial port, one parallel port, one LAN port (optional), three audio jacks
for micropone, line-in and line-out, and four back-panel USB 2.0 ports. In addition,
onboard USB headers provide extra ports by connecting the extended USB module
to the motherboard.
It is a Micro ATX motherboard and has power connectors for an ATX power
supply.
Key Features
The key features of this motherboard include:
LGA775 Socket Processor Support
•
Supports the latest Intel Pentium 4/Celeron D/Pentium D Series processors with Hyper-Threading Technology
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Supports up to 800/533/400 MHz Front-Side Bus
.
Note: 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
There are Intel 865G Northbridge and Intel I/O Controller Hub 5 (ICH5) in the
chipsets in accordance with an innovative and scalable architecture with proven
reliability and performance.
•
Host Interface Support
− One Intel Pentium 4 processor with 512-KB L2 cache on 0.13 micron
process / Pentium 4 processor on 90 nm process
•
Hyper-Threading Technology
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System Memory Controller Support
− Dual-channel (6.4 GB/s wide) DDR memory interface
− Single-channel (3.2 GB/s wide) operation supported
− Supports DDR266, DDR333, DDR400 DIMM modules
•
PCI Bus Interface
− Supports PCI Revision 2.3 Specification at 33 MHz
•
Integrated LAN Controller
− 10/100 Mbp/s Faster Ethernet Support
•
Integrated Serial ATA Host Controllers
− Independent DMA operation on two ports
− Data transfer rates up to 1.5 Gb/s (150 MB/s)
•
Integrated IDE Controller
− Ultra ATA100/66/33, BMIDE and PIO modes
•
USB 2.0
− Includes 4 UHCI Host Controllers, increasing the number of external
•
ports to eight
AC-Link for Audio and Telephony Codecs
− Support for 3 AC’97 2.3 codecs−533 MT/s (133 MHz) FSB and 800
MT/s (200 MHz) FSB
− Supports Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology)
− FSB Dynamic Bus Inversion (DBI)
Memory Support
•
Two 184-pin DIMM sockets for DDR SDRAM DDR400/333/266 memory
modules
•
Maximum installed memory is 2 GB
Expansion Slots
•
One AGP 8X slot
•
Two 32-bit PCI slots
•
One CNR slot
Onboard IDE channels
•
Two IDE Channels supporting ATA-33, ATA-66, ATA-100
•
Supports PIO (Programmable Input/Output) and DMA (Direct Memory
Access) modes
•
Supports IDE Ultra DMA bus mastering with transfer rates of 100/66/33
MB/s
Serial ATA
•
Two Serial ATA Connectors
•
Transfer rate exceeding best ATA (1.5 Gb/s) with scalability to higher rates
•
Low pin count for both host and devices
AC’97 Audio Codec
•
Compliant with AC’97 2.3 specification
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•
•
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Front-Out, Surround-Out, MIC-In and LINE-In Jack Sensing
Three analog line-level stereo inputs with 5-bit volume control: LINE_IN,
CD, AUX
Two analog line-level mono input
Standard 48-Pin LQFP
Onboard I/O Ports
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Two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard
•
One serial port
•
One parallel port
•
One VGA port
•
One LAN port (optional)
•
Four back-panel USB2.0 ports
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Audio jacks for microphone, line-in and line-out
Fast Ethernet LAN (optional)
•
10 Mb/s and 100 Mb/s operation
•
Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC, physical chip, and transceiver onto a single
chip
•
Supports 10 Mb/s and 100 Mb/s N-way auto-negotiation
•
Support ACPI power management
•
Full Duplex Flow Control (IEEE 802.3x) and Half/Full duplex capability
USB 2.0
•
Compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0
•
Compliant with Intel’s Enhanced Host Controller Interface Specification
Revision 1.0
•
Compliant with Universal Host Controller Interface Specification Revision 1.1
•
PCI multi-function device consists of two UHCI Host Controller cores
for full-/low-speed signaling and one EHCI Host Controller core for highspeed signaling
•
Root hub consists 4 downstream facing ports with integrated physical
layer transceivers shared by UHCI and EHCI Host Controller, up to eight
functional ports
•
Support PCI-Bus Power Management Interface Specification release 1.1
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Legacy support for all downstream facing ports
BIOS Firmware
This motherboard uses AWARD BIOS that enables users to configure many system features including the following:
•
Power management
•
Wake-up alarms
•
CPU parameters and memory timing
•
CPU and memory timing
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The firmware can also be used to set parameters for different processor clock
speeds.
Dimensions
•
Micro ATX form factor of 244 x 220 mm
Note: Hardware specifications and software items are subject to change without
notification.
Package Contents
Your motherboard package ships with the following items:
‰ The motherboard
‰ The User’s Guide
‰ One diskette drive ribbon cable (optional)
‰ One IDE drive ribbon cable
‰ The Software support CD
Optional Accessories
You can purchase the following optional accessories for this motherboard.
‰ The Extended USB module
‰ The CNR v.90 56K Fax/Modem card
‰ The Serial ATA cable
‰ The Serial ATA power cable
Note: You can purchase your own optional accessories from the third party, but
please contact your local vendor on any issues of the specification and
compatibility.
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Chapter 2 Motherboard Installation
To install this motherboard in a system, please follow these instructions in this
chapter:
‰ Identify the motherboard components
‰ Install a CPU
‰ Install one or more system memory modules
‰ Make sure all jumpers and switches are set correctly
‰ Install this motherboard in a system chassis (case)
‰ Connect any extension brackets or cables to headers/connectors on the
motherboard
‰ Install peripheral devices and make the appropriate connections to headers/connectors on the motherboard
Note:
1 Before installing this motherboard, make sure jumper CLR_CMOS is
under Normal setting. See this chapter for information about locating
CLR_CMOS and the setting options.
2 Never connect power to the system during installation; otherwise, it may
damage the motherboard.
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Motherboard Components
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ITEM
1
LABEL
CPU Socket
COMPONENTS
LGA775 Socket for Intel Pentium 4/Celeron
D/Pentium D CPUs
CPU Fan connector(4PIN)
2
CPU_FAN
3
DIMM1/DIMM3
4
5
6
7
IR1
FDD1
ATX1
IDE1
184-pin DDR SDRAM sockets (Support DualChannel DDR400)
Infrared header
Floppy Disk Drive connector
Standard 20-Pin ATX Power connector
Primary IDE connector
8
IDE2
Secondary IDE connector
9
10
11
SPK1
CLR_CMOS
BIOS_WP
Speaker header
Clear CMOS jumper
BIOS protect jumper
12
13
SATA1~2
PANEL1
Serial ATA connectors
Front Panel Switch/LED header
14
15
16
17
18
USB3~4
CNR1
AUDIO1
AUX_IN
CD_IN
Front Panel USB headers
CNR slot
Front Panel Audio header
Auxiliary In header
Analog Audio Input header
19
20
21
22
23
SPDIFO1
PCI1~2
AGP1
SYS_FAN
ATX12V
SPDIF out header
32-bit add-on card slots
Accelerated Graphics Port slot
System Fan connector
4-pin +12V power connector
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I/O Ports
The illustration below shows a side view of the built-in I/O ports on the
motherboard.
(optional)
PS/2 Mouse
Use the upper PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 pointing
device.
PS/2 Keyboard
Use the low er PS/2 port to connect a PS/2
keyboard.
Parallel Port (LPT1)
Use the Parallel port to connect printers or other
parallel communications devices.
COM1
Use the COM port to connect serial devices such
as mice or fax/modems. COM1 is identified by the
system as COM1.
VGA1
Use the VGA1 port to connect VGA devices.
LAN Port (optional)
Connect an RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to connect
your computer to the Netw ork.
USB Ports
Use the USB ports to connect USB devices.
Audio Ports
Use these three audio jacks to connect audio
devices. The first jack is for stereo Line-In signal,
the second jack for stereo Line-Out signal, and the
third jack for Microphone.
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Installing the Processor
This motherboard has an LGA775 socket for the latest Intel Pentium 4/Celeron
D/Pentium D processors. 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.
CPU Installation Procedure
Follow these instructions to install the CPU:
1
LGA775 Socket
CPUFAN
pin1
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.
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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.
Note1: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.
Note2:The fan connector supports the CPU cooling fan of 1.1A~2.2A (26.4W
max.) at +12V.
Installing Memory Modules
This motherboard accommodates two 184-pin DIMM sockets (Dual Inline Memory
Module) for unbuffered DDR400/333/266 memory modules (Double Data Rate
SDRAM), and maximum 2.0 GB installed memory. DDR SDRAM is a type of
SDRAM that supports data transfers on both edges of each clock cycle (the rising
and falling edges), effectively doubling the memory chip’s data throughput.
This motherboard provides the Dual Channel Technology; when activating it, the
bandwidth of memory bus will be doubled to 6.4 GB/s and Frequency 200 MHz.
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DIMM1/3
Memory Module Installation Procedure
These modules can be installed with up to 2 GB system memory. Refer to the
following to install the memory module.
1.
Push down the latches on both sides of the DIMM socket.
2.
Align the memory module with the socket. There is a notch on the
DIMM socket that you can install the DIMM module in the correct
direction. Match the cutout on the DIMM module with the notch on
the DIMM socket.
3.
Install the DIMM module into the socket and press it firmly down
until it is seated correctly. The socket latches are levered upwards
and latch on to the edges of the DIMM.
4.
Install any remaining DIMM modules.
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Table A: DDR (memory module) QVL (Qualified Vendor List)
The following DDR400 memory module have been tested and qualified for use
with this motherboard.
Size
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
Vendor
Module Name
Apacer
AM3A568ACT05A
Corsair
Platinum CMX256-3200C2PT
GEIL
G208L364D1TG5NKT3C
GEIL
GE08L3264D1WL5NKT3H71
GEIL
GL3L32G88TG-5A
Kingston
D3208DL2T-5 0323PT01
Kingston
Winbond W942508BH-5
Kingston
Samsung K4H560838D-TCC4
Ramaxel
Samsung K4H560838D-TCC4
Ramaxel
MIC-R 46V32M8TG-5BC
Samsung
K4H560838E-TCCC
Samsung
K4H560838D-TCCC
Soutec
M2G9108AKAS09F083S9DT
COSAIR
Platinum CMX512-3200C2PT
GEIL
GE16L6464D2WL5NKT3H66
Hynix
HY5DU56822BT-D43
Kingston
Winbond W942508BH-5
Kingston
Samsung K4H560838D-TCC4
Kingmax
KDL388P4EA-50
Samsung
K4H560838E-TCCC
TwinMOS
M2G9J16AKATT9F083S9DT
A-DATA
Vitesta
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Jumper Settings
Connecting two pins with a jumper cap is SHORT; removing a jumper cap from
these pins, OPEN.
CLR_CMOS
1
1
BIOS_WP
CLR_CMOS: Clear CMOS Jumper
Use this jumper to clear the contents of the CMOS memory. You may need to clear
the CMOS memory if the settings in the Setup Utility are incorrect and prevent
your motherboard from operating. To clear the CMOS memory, disconnect all the
power cables from the motherboard and then move the jumper cap into the CLEAR
setting for a few seconds.
Function
Jum per
Normal
Short Pins 1-2
Clear CMOS Short Pins 2-3
Note: To avoid the system unstability after clearing CMOS, we recommend users
to enter the main BIOS setting page to “Load Optimal De-faults” and then
“Save Changes and Exit”.
BIOS_WP: BIOS FLASH PROTECT Jumper
Use this jumper to set the BIOS FLASH PROTECT function.
Function
DISABLE
ENABLE
Jum per
OPEN
SHORT
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Install the Motherboard
Install the motherboard in a system chassis (case). The board is a Micro ATX size
motherboard. You can install this motherboard in an ATX case. Make sure your
case has an I/O cover plate matching the ports on this motherboard.
Install the motherboard in a case. Follow the case manufacturer’s instructions to
use the hardware and internal mounting points on the chassis.
ATX12V
ATX1
1
SYS_FAN
PANEL1
1
Connect the power connector from the power supply to the ATX1 connector on
the motherboard. The ATX12V is a +12V connector for CPU Vcore power.
If there is a cooling fan installed in the system chassis, connect the cable from the
cooling fan to the SYS_FAN fan power connector on the motherboard.
Connect the CPU fan connector to CPU_FAN.
Connect the case switches and indicator LEDs to the PANEL1 header. Please refer
to the following list of the PANEL1 pin assignments.
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Signal
HD_LED_P(+)
HD_LED_N(-)
RESET_SW_N(-)
RESET_SW_P(+)
RSVD_DNU
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
14
Signal
FP PWR/SLP(+)
FP PWR/SLP(-)
POWER_SW_P(+)
POWER_SW_N(-)
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Connecting Optional Devices
Refer to the following for information on connecting the motherboard’s optional
devices:
1
IR1
SPK1
1
1
AUX_IN
1
AUDIO1
1
1
1
USB3
USB4
SPDIFO1
AUDIO1: Front Panel Audio Header
This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and
line-out ports for easier access.
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Signal
AUD_MIC
AUD_MIC_BIAS
AUD_FPOUT_R
HP_ON
AUD_FPOUT_L
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Signal
AUD_GND
AUD_VCC
AUD_RET_R
KEY
AUD_RET_L
USB3/USB4: Front Panel USB Headers
The motherboard has 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 headers USB3/USB4 to connect the front-mounted
ports to the motherboard.
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Here is a list of headers USB3/USB4 pin assignments.
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
1
2
3
Signal
USB DUAL VCC
USBP4USBP4+
GROUND
KEY
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Signal
USB DUAL VCC
USBP5USBP5+
GROUND
USBOC45#
Locate the USB3/USB4 header on the motherboard.
Plug the bracket cable onto the USB3/USB4 header.
Remove a slot cover from one of the expansion slots on the system
chassis. Install an extension bracket in the opening. Secure the
extension bracket to the chassis with a screw.
SPK1: Speaker Header
Connect the cable from the PC speaker to the SPK1 header on the motherboard.
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal
Sigal
Key
GND
VCC
IR1: Infrared Header
The infrared port allows the wireless exchange of information between your computer and similarly equipped devices such as printers, laptops, Personal Digital
Assistants (PDAs), and other computers.
Pin
1
3
5
1
2
Signal
NC
+5V
IRTX
Pin
2
4
6
Signal
KEY
GND
IRRX
Locate the infrared port-IR1 header on the motherboard.
If you are adding an infrared port, connect the ribbon cable from the
port to the IR1 header and then secure the port to an appropriate
place in your system chassis.
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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 coaxial connector.
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal
SPDIF
+5VA
Key
GND
AUX_IN: Auxiliary In header
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
AUX_L
GND
GND
AUX_R
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Install Other Devices
Install and connect any other devices in the system following the steps below.
1
FDD1
1
1
SATA2
IDE2
IDE1
SATA1
Floppy Disk Drive
The motherboard ships with a floppy disk drive cable that can support one or two
drives. Drives can be 3.5" or 5.25" wide, with capacities of 360K, 720K, 1.2MB,
1.44MB, or 2.88MB.
Install your drives and connect power from the system power supply. Use the
cable provided to connect the drives to the floppy disk drive connector FDD1.
IDE Devices
IDE devices include hard disk drives, high-density diskette drives, and CD-ROM
or DVD-ROM drives, among others.
The motherboard ships with an IDE cable that can support one or two IDE devices.
IDE1 can support up to 2 IDE devices, data transporting in ATA-33/66/100 mode.
Serial ATA Devices
The Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the standard interface for
the IDE hard drives, which is designed to overcome the design limitations
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while enabling the storage interface to scale with the growing media rate demands of
PC platforms. It provides you a faster transfer rate of 1.5 Gb/s. If you have
installed a Serial ATA hard drive, you can connect the Serial ATA cables to the Serial
ATA hard drive or the connecter on the motherboard.
On the motherboard, locate the Serial ATA connectors SATA1-2, which support
new Serial ATA devices for the highest data transfer rates, 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.
Analog Audio Input Header
If you have installed a CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, you can connect the
drive audio cable to the onboard sound system.
1
CD_IN
When you first start up your system, the BIOS should automatically detect your
CD-ROM/DVD drive. If it doesn’t, enter the Setup Utility and configure the CDROM/DVD drive that you have installed. On the motherboard, locate the 4-pin
header CD_IN.
Pin
1
2
3
Signal
CD IN L
GND
GND
4
CD IN R
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Expansion Slots
This motherboard has one CNR1, one AGP1 and two 32-bit PCI slots.
AGP1
PCI1
PCI2
CNR1
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Follow the steps below to install a CNR1/AGP1/PCI expansion card.
1
Locate the CNR1, AGP1 and PCI slots on the motherboard.
2
Remove the blanking plate of the slot from the system chassis.
3
Install the edge connector of the expansion card into the slot. Ensure
the edge connector is correctly seated in the slot.
4
Secure the metal bracket of the card to the system chassis with a
screw.
AGP1 Slot (AGP 8X)
The AGP1 slot is used to install AGP graphics card that emulates the AGP function. In order to get better performance and compatibility on our special design
AGP1 slot, we recommend you should use one of the AGP graphics cards that have
been tested by our company.
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PCI1-3 Slots
You can install the 32-bit PCI interface expansion cards in the slots.
CNR1 Slot
You can install CNR1 (Communications and Networking Riser) cards including
LAN, Modem and Audio functions, in this slot.
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Chapter 3 BIOS Setup Utility
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
Advanced Chipset Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
Esc:Quit
Frequency Control
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
F9: Menu in BIOS
: Select Item
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type ...
BIOS Navigation Keys
The BIOS navigation keys are listed below:
KEY
ECS
FUNCTION
Exits the current menu
Scrolls through the items on a menu
+/-/PU/PD Modifies the selected field’s values
F10
Saves the current configuration and exits setup
F1
F5
Displays a screen that describes all key functions
Loads previously saved values to CMOS
F6
Loads a minimum configuration for troubleshooting
F7
Loads an optimum set of values for peak performance
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.)
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4
5
6
7
8
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 page displays a table of items defining basic information about your system.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Date ( mm: dd: yy )
Time ( hh: mm: ss )
IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE Channel 0 Slave
IDE Channel 1 Master
IDE Channel 1 Slave
Drive A
Floppy 3 Mode Support
Video
Halt On
[ 1.44 M, 3.5 in. ]
[ Disabled ]
[EGA/VGA]
[All Errors]
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
261120K
262144K
: Move
Enter: Select
F5:Previous Values
Tue, Mar 16 2006
10 : 21 : 36
Item Help
Menu Level
Change the day, month,
year and century
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC:Exit F1: General Help
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
Your computer has two IDE channels (Primary and Secondary) and each channel
can be installed with one or two devices (Master and Slave). In addition, this
motherboard supports two SATA channels (Primary and Secondary) and each
channel allows one SATA device to be installed. Use these items to configure each
device on the IDE channel.
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Press <Enter> to display the IDE submenu:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
[ Press Enter]
IDE Channel 0 Master
Access Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
0
0
0
0
0
: Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
To auto-detect the HDD’s
size, head...on this
channel
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
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.
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 (Auto)
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.
Refer to your drive’s documentation or look on the drive casing if you need to
obtain this information. If no device is installed, change the value to None.
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.
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Drive A (1.44M, 3.5 in./None)
This item defines the characteristics of any diskette drive attached to the system.
Floppy 3 Mode Support (Disabled)
Floppy 3 mode refers to a 3.5-inch diskette with a capacity of 1.2 MB. Floppy 3
mode is sometimes used in Japan.
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 Errors)
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.
Press <Esc> to return to the AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility page.
Advanced BIOS Features
This option defines advanced information about your system.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced BIOS Features
CPU Feature
Hard Disk Boot Priority
CPU L3 Cache
Hyper-Threading Technology
Quick Power On Self Test
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Gate A20 Option
Typematic Rate Setting
X Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec )
X Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
APIC Mode
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
Report No FDD For WIN 95
Delay For HDD (Secs)
Small Logo (EPA) Show
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Floppy]
[Hard Disk]
[CDROM]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[On]
[Fast]
[Disabled]
6
250
[Setup]
[Enabled]
[Non-OS2]
[Disabled]
[Yes]
[4]
[Disabled]
: Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
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Item Help
Menu Level
123
123
123
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility
CPU Feature (Press Enter)
Users please note that this function is only available for Prescott CPUs. Scroll to
this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
CPU Feature
Delay Prior to thermal
Thermal Management
TM2 Bus Ratio
TM2 Bus VID
Limit CPUID MaxVal
C1E Support
Execute Disabled Bit
Vanderpool Technology
Intel (R) SpeedStep (tm) Tech.
[16 Min]
[Thermal Monitor 2]
[0 X]
[0.8375V]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
: Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Previous Values
F6”Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F7:Optimized
Delay Prior to Thermal (16 Min)
This item enables you to set the delay time before the CPU enters auto thermal
mode.
Thermal Management (Thermal Monitor 2)
This item displays CPU’s temperature and enables you to set a safe temperature to
Prescott CPU.
TM2 Bus Ratio (0 X)
This item helps you to set the frequency (bus ratio) of the throttled performance
that will be initiated when the on-die sensor goes from not hot to hot. You may set
the bus ratio number from 0-255. This feature is available when CPU supports
Thermal Monitor 2.
TM2 Bus VID (0.8375V)
This item helps you to set the voltage of the throttled performance that will be
initiated when the on-die sensor goes from not hot to hot. This feature is available
when CPU supports Thermal Monitor 2.
Limit CPUID MaxVal (Disabled)
This item can support Prescott CPUs for old OS. Users please note that under
NT 4.0, it must be set “Enabled”, while under WinXP, it must be set “Disabled”.
C1E Support (Enabled)
This item enables or disables the CPU C1E function.
Execute Disabled Bit (Disabled)
Users please leave this item in its default setting under Windows XP OS. Change
the value to “Disabled” if users are to install Linux OS.
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Vanderpool Technology (Enabled)
This item enables or disables the Vanderpool Technology. When disabled, forcess
the VT function will close.
Intel (R) SpeedStep (tm) Tech. (Enabled)
This item enables or disables the Intel (R) SpeedStep (tm) technology. When
enabled, allows enhance Intel SpeedStep Technology transitions.
Press <Esc> to return to the AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility page.
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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Item Help
Pri. Master :
Pri. Slave :
Sec. Master:
Sec. Slave :
USBHDD0 :
USBHDD1 :
USBHDD2 :
Bootable Add-in Cards
: Move
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.
PU/PD/+/-/: Change Priority
F10:Save
ESC:Exit
CPU L3 Cache (Enabled)
All Prescott processors that can be installed in this mainboard use Level 3 (L3)
cache memory to improve performance. Leave this item at the default value for
better performance. This item is only available when you use L3 cache supported CPU.
Hyper-Threading Technology (Enabled)
This item is only available when the chipset supports Hyper-Threading and you
are using a Hyper-Threading CPU.
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.
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.
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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.
Boot Up Floppy Seek (Disabled)
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.
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.
HDD S.M.A.R.T Capability (Disabled)
The S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) system is
a diagnostics technology that monitors and predicts device performance. S.M.A.R.T.
software resides on both the disk drive and the host computer.
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Report No FDD For WIN 95 (Yes)
This item determines whether the BIOS will report no FDD for Windows 95 OS.
Delay for HDD (Secs) (4)
Users may set a delay from 1 to 15 seconds in the cold boot process. Some hard
disk drives need extra time to spin up in order to identify correctly. If the system
does not start after the memory test, try to add tomes in this field.
Small Logo (EPA) Show (Disabled)
Enables or disables the display of the EPA logo during boot.
Press <Esc> to return to the AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility page.
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 Timing Selectable
CAS Latency Time
Active to Precharge Delay
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
DRAM RAS# Precharge
Memory Frequency For
System BIOS Cacheable
Video BIOS Cacheable
AGP Aperature Size (MB)
Init Display First
[By SPD]
[2]
[8]
[4]
[4]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[128]
[PCI Slot]
** Photon Acceleration Technology **
Fast Chip Select
CPC Addr/Control
Turbo Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
** On-Chip VGA Setting **
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size
Boot Display
[8MB]
[Auto]
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
DRAM Timing Selectable (By SPD)
Enables you to select the CAS latency time in HCLKs of 2, 2.5, or 3. The value
is set at the factory depending on the DRAM installed. Do not change the
values in this field unless you change specifications of the installed DRAM or
the installed CPU.
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•
CAS Latency Time (2): This item controls the timing delay (in clock
cycles) before the DRAM starts a read command after receiving it.
•
Active to Precharge Delay (8): This precharge time is the number of
cycles it takes for DRAM to accumulate its charge before refresh.
•
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay (4): This field lets you insert a timing
delay between the CAS and RAS strobe signals, used when DRAM is
written to, read from, or refreshed. Disabled gives faster performance;
and Enabled gives more stable performance.
•
DRAM RAS# Precharge (4): Select the number of CPU clocks
allocated forthe Row Address Strobe (RAS#) signal to accumulate its
charge before the DRAM is refreshed. If insufficient time is allowed,
refresh may be incomplete and data lost.
Memory Frequency For (Auto)
This item sets the main memory frequency. When you used an external graphics
card, you can adjust this to enable the best performance for your system.
System BIOS Cacheable (Disabled)
When this item is enabled, the System BIOS will be cached for faster execution.
Video BIOS Cacheable (Enabled)
When this is enabled, the Video RAM will be cached resulting to better performance. However, if any program was written to this memory area, this may
result to system error.
AGP Aperture Size (MB) (128)
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 renge used for
graphics memory. We recommend that you leave this item at the default value.
Init Display First (PCI Slot)
This item allows you to choose the primary display card.
Fast Chip Select (Auto)
This item allows you to read the Data transfer from CPU to GMCH.
CPC Addr/Control (Auto)
This item allows you to increase the performance when DDR400 DIMM is
installed and set this item to “Enabled”. However, this might cause the system to
become UNSTEADY.
Turbo Mode (Auto)
This item allows you to increase the performance of CPU L2 cache timing at
high speed.
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size (8MB)
This item allows you to set the onboard frame buffer size, ranging from 1MB,
8MB, to 16MB.
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Boot Display (Auto)
This item allows you to set the boot display function to be “Auto”, “CRT”,
“EFP”, “TV”, “CRT+EFP”, or “CRT+TV”.
Press <Esc> to return to the AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility page.
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
OnChip IDE Device
Onboard Device
SuperIO Device
Item Help
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
Menu Level
: Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
OnChip IDE Device
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
OnChip IDE Device
IDE HDD Block Mode
On-chip Primary PCI IDE
IDE Primary Master PIO
IDE Primary Slave PIO
IDE Primary Master UDMA
IDE Primary Slave UDMA
On-chip Secondary PCI IDE
IDE Secondary Master PIO
IDE Secondary Slave PIO
IDE Secondary Master UDMA
IDE Secondary Slave UDMA
ATA 66/100 Cable Msg
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
*** On-Chip Serial ATA Setting***
SATA Mode
On-chip Serial ATA
Serial ATA Port0 Mode
Serial ATA Port1 Mode
[IDE]
[Disabled]
[Primary Master]
Primary Master
Item Help
Menu Level
If your IDE hard drive
supports block mode
select. Enabled for
automatic detection of
block read/writes per
sector the drive can
support.
: Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
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IDE HDD Block Mode (Enabled)
Block mode is also called block transfer, multiple commands, or multiple sector
read/write. If your IDE hard drive supports block mode (most new drives do),
select Enabled for automatic detection of the optimal number of block read/write
per sector the drive can support.
On-Chip Primary/Secondary PCI IDE (Enabled)
This integrated peripheral controller contains an IDE interface with support for
two IDE channels. Select Enabled to activate each channel seperately.
IDE 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.
IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave UDMA (Auto)
Each IDE channel supports a master device and a slave device. This mainboard
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 mainboard in order to use an UltraDMA device.
ATA 66/100 Cable Msg (Enabled)
This item enalbes or disabled the display of the ATA 66/100 Cable Msg. If you
install a device that supports UDMA, change the appropriate item on this list to
Auto. You may have to install the UDMA driver supplied with this motherboard
in order to use an UDMA device.
SATA Mode (IDE)
Use this item to select the mode of the Serial ATA.
On-Chip Serial ATA (Disabled)
Enables or disables the built-in on-chip Serial ATA.
Serial ATA Port0/Port1 Mode (Primary Master)
Use this item to select the SATA0 master or SATA1 master.
Press <Esc> to return to the AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility page.
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Onboard Device
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Onboard Device
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Controller
USB Keyboard Support
USB Mouse Support
AC97 AUDIO
AC97 Modem
Onboard LAN Device
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Onboard 1394 Device
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
: Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
USB Controller (Enabled)
This item enables the USB controller. Leave this at the default “Enabled” if you
want to connect USB devices to you computer.
USB 2.0 Controller (Enabled)
Enable this item if you want to use the USB 2.0
USB Keyboard Support (Enabled)
This item allows the BIOS to interact with a USB keyboard or mouse to work
with MS-DOS based utilities and non-Windows modes.
USB Mouse Support (Enabled)
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.
AC97 Audio (Auto)
This option allows you to control the onboard AC97 audio. Disable this item if
you are going to install a PCI audio add-on card.
AC97 Modem (Auto)
Use this item to enable or disabled the onboard AC97 modem device.
Onboard LAN Device (Enabled)
This option allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN function.
Onboard LAN Boot ROM (Disabled)
Use this item to enable and disable the booting from the onboard LAN or a
network add-in card with a remote boot ROM installed.
Onboard 1394 Device (Enabled)
This option allows you to enable or disable the onboard 1394 function.
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Press <Esc> to return to the AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility page.
SuperIO Device
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
SuperIO Device
POWER ON Function
KB Power ON Password
Hot key Power ON
Onboard FDC Controller
Onboard Serial Port1
UART 2 Mode Controller
UART Mode Select
RxD , TxD Active
IR Transmission Delay
UR2 Duplex Mode
Use IR Pins
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode Use DMA
Power On After Power Fail
: Move
Enter: Select
F5:Previous Values
[Hot Key]
[Enter]
[Ctrl-F12]
[Enabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
[Disabled]
[Normal]
[Hi, Lo]
[Enabled]
[Half]
[IR-Rx2Tx2]
[378/IRQ7]
[ECP]
[3]
[Off]
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
POWER ON Function (Hot Key)
This feature allows you to set the method by which your system can be turned
on.
KB Power ON Password (Enter)
When the POWER ON Function is set to Password, use this item to set the
passowrd.
Hot Key Power On (Ctrl-F12)
When the POWER ON Function is set to Hot Key, use this item to set the hot
key combination that turns on the system.
Onboard FDC Controller (Enabled)
Select Enabled if your system has a floppy disk controller (FDC) installed on
the system board and you wish to use it. If you install an add-in FDC or the
system has no floppy drive, select Disabled in this field.
Onboard Serial Port1 (3F8/IRQ4)
This option is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for
onboard serial port1 (COM1).
UART 2 Mode Controller (Disabled)
This item allows users to enable or disable the onboard UART2 mode control.
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UART Mode Select (Normal)
This field is available if the “Onboard Serial Port 2” 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.
RxD , TxD Active (Hi, Lo)
This feature enables you to set the IR reception/transmission polarity as High or
Low
IR Transmission Delay (Enabled)
This field enables you to set the whether the IR transmission rate will be delayed
while converting to receiving mode.
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). Full-duplex means you can transmit and
receive data simultaneously. Half-duplex is the transmission of data in either
transmitting or receiving, only one direction at a time.
Use IR Pins (IR-Rx2Tx2)
Please consult your IR peripheral documentation to select the correct setting of
the TxD and RxD signals.
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 tp ECP mode, the parallel port can use
DMA3 or DMA1.
Power On After Power Fail (Off)
This item enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its last
operating status after power returns from a power failure.
Press <Esc> to return to the AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility page.
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Power Management Setup
This option lets you control system power management. The system has
various power-saving 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.
The power-saving modes can be controlled by timeouts. If the system is inactive
for a time, the timeouts begin counting. If the inactivity continues so that the
timeout period elapses, the system enters a power-saving mode. If any item in
the list of Reload Global Timer Events is Enabled, then any activity on that item
will reset the timeout counters to zero.
If the system is suspended or has been powered down by software, it can be
resumed by a wake up call that is generated by incoming traffic to a modem, a
LAN card, a PCI card, or a fixed alarm on the system realtime clock
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Power Management Setup
x
x
ACPI Suspend Type
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
Video Off Method
Video Off In Suspend
Suspend Type
Modem Use IRQ
Suspend Mode
HDD Power Down
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
Resume by PCI PME
Resume by Ring
Resume by USB (S3)
Resume by Alarm
Date (of Month) Alarm
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
[S3 (STR)]
[Auto]
[DPMS]
[Yes]
[Stop Grant]
[3]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Instant-Off]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
0
0 0 0
** Reload Global Timer Evernts **
Primary IDE 0
Primary IDE 1
Secondary IDE 0
Secondary IDE 1
FDD, COM, LPT Port
PCI PIRQ [A-D]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
12
12
12
12
: Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
ACPI Suspend Type (S3(STR))
Use this item to define how your system suspends. In the default, S1 (POS), the
suspend mode is equivalent to a software power down. If you select S3 (STR),
the suspend mode is suspend to RAM, i.e., the system shuts down with the
exception of a refresh current to the system memory.
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume (Auto)
Use this item to initialize the VGA BIOS from S3 (Suspend to RAM) sleep
state.
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Video Off Method (DPMS)
This item defines how the video is powered down to save power. This item is
set to DPMS (Display Power Management Software) by default.
Video Off In Suspend (Yes)
This option defines if the video is powered down when the system is put into
suspend mode.
Suspend Type (Stop Grant)
If this item is set to the default Stop Grant, the CPU will go into Idle Mode
during power saving mode.
MODEM Use IRQ (3)
If you want an incoming call on a modem to automatically resume the system
from a power-saving mode, use this item to specify the interrupt request line
(IRQ) that is used by the modem. You might have to connect the fax/modem to
the motherboard Wake On Modem connector for this feature to work.
Suspend Mode (Disabled)
The CPU clock will be stopped and the video signal will be suspended if no
Power Management events occur for a specified length of time. Full power
function will return when a Power Management event is detected. Options are
from 1 Min to 1 Hour and Disabled.
HDD Power Down (Disabled)
The IDE hard drive will spin down if it is not accessed within a specified length
of time. Options are from 1 Min to 15 Min and Disable.
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN (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 button down for four
seconds to cause a software power down.
Resume by PCI PME (Enabled)
This item specifies whether the system will be awakened from power saving
modes when activity or input signal of the specified hardware peripheral or
component is detected.
Resume by Ring (Disabled)
An input signal on the serial Ring indicator (RI) line (in other words, and
incoming call on the modem) awakens the system from a soft off state.
Resume by USB (S3) (Disabled)
This option allows the activity of the USB devices (keyboard and mouse) to
wake-up the system from S3 sleep state.
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Resume by Alarm (Disabled)
When set to Enabled, additional fields become available and you can set the date
(day of the month), hour, minute and second to turn on your system. When set
to 0 (zero) for the day of the month, the alarm will power on your system every
day at the specified time.
** Reload Global Timer Events **
This field indicates which events waken the system from power saving mode.
Primary/Secondary IDE 0/1 (Disabled)
When this item is enabled, the system power will resume the system from a
power saving mode if there is any activity on primary or secondary IDE channel
0 or 1.
FDD, COM, LPT Port (Disabled)
When this item is enabled, the system power will resume the system from a
power saving mode if there is any activity on FDD, COM, or LPT port.
PCI PIRQ [A-D] # (Disabled)
When this item is enabled, the system power will resume the system from a
power saving mode if there is any activity on PCI or PIRQ devices.
PNP/PCI Configurations
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) is a system, which allows I/O devices to operate at speeds
nearing CPU’s when they communicate with own special components. All the
options describes in this section are important and technical and it is strongly
recommended that only experienced users should make any changes to the
default settings.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PnP/PCI Configurations
Reset Configuration Data
[Disabled]
x Resources Controlled By
IRQ Resources
[Auto(ESCD)]
Press Enter
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
Assign IRQ For USB
INT Pin 1 Assignment
INT Pin 2 Assignment
INT Pin 3 Assignment
INT Pin 4 Assignment
INT Pin 5 Assignment
INT Pin 6 Assignment
INT Pin 7 Assignment
INT Pin 8 Assignment
:
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Item Help
Menu Level
Default is Disabled. Select
Enabled to reset Extended
System Configuration Data
(ESCD) when you exit Setup
if you have installed a new
add-on and the system
reconfiguration has caused
such a serious conflict that
the OS cannot boot
Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
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Reset Configuration Data (Disabled)
When 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(ECSD))
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.
•
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.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop (Disabled)
This item is designed to overcome problems that can be caused by some nonstandard VGA cards. This board includes a built-in VGA system that does not
require palette snooping so you must leave this item disabled.
Assign IRQ For USB (Enabled)
“Enable” or “Disable” this item when users are to assign IRQ for the USB
interface onboard.
INT Pin1~8 Assignment (Auto)
Identifies the interrupt request (IRQ) line assigned to a device connected to the
PCI interface of your system.
PC Health Status
On motherboards that support hardware monitoring, this item lets you monitor the
parameters for critical voltages, critical temperatures, and fan speeds.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PC Health Status
x
x
x
x
SMART FAN Control
Smart CPU Temperature
CPU Tolerance Temperature
Startup Duty-Cycle
Stop Duty-Cycle
Target Temperature
Shutdown Temperature
Current System Temperature
Current CPU Temperature
SYS FAN Speed
CPU FAN Speed
CPU Vcore
1.5 V
3.3 V
5.0 V
Battery Voltage
: Move
Enter: Select
F5:Previous Values
[Disabled]
[60 oC]
[2 oC]
[10%]
[10%]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
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SMART FAN Control (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable/disable the control of the system fan speed by
changing the fan voltage.
SAMRT CPU Temperature (60oC)
This item specifies the default CPU temperature. The ranges is from 40oC to
100oC
CPU Tolerance Temperature (2oC)
This item enables users set the value of the CPU temperature to achieve the start
and stop status. The choices are 1oC, 2oC, 3oC and 4oC.
Example:
SMART CPU Temperature 60oC + 1oC = Start up
SMART CPU Temperature 60oC - 1oC = Stop
StartUp Duty-Cycle (10%)
This item allows users to manually set the StartUp Duty-Cycle of the smart fan,
in order to let the system control the fan speed in an efficient way.
Stop Duty-Cycle(10%)
This item allows users to manually set the Stop Duty-Cycle of the smart fan, in
order to let the system control the fan speed in an efficient way.
Target Temperature (Disabled)
This item enables throttling when CPU targets the temperature.
Shutdown Temperature (Disabled)
Enables you to set the maximum temperature the system can reach before
powering down.
System Component Characteristics
These items allow end users and technicians to monitor data provided by the
BIOS on this motherboard. You cannot make changes to these fields.
•
Current CPU/System Temperature
•
•
•
CPU/SYS Fan Speed
CPU Core Voltage
Battery Voltage
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Frequency Control
This item enables you to set the clock speed and system bus for your system. The
clock speed and system bus are determined by the kind of processor you have
installed in your system.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Frequency Control
CPU Clock Ratio
Auto Detect PCI Clk
Spread Spectrum
CPU Clock
[8X]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[100 MHz]
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
CPU Clock Ratio (8X)
Enables you to set the CPU clock. The CPU clock ratio times the CPU Host/
PCI Clock should equal the core speed of the installed processor. (For unlock
Ratio CPU only.)
Example:
CPU Clock Ratio
8
CPU Frequency
X100
Installed CPU Clock Speed
800 MHz
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk (Enabled)
When this item is enabled, BIOS will disable the clock signal of free DIMM and
PCI slots.
Spread Spectrum (Disabled)
If you enable spread spectrum, it can significantly reduce the EMI (ElectroMagnetic Interference) generated by the system.
CPU Clock (100MHz)
Use the CPU Host Clock to set the frontside bus frequency for the installed
processor (usually 133 MHz, 100 MHz, or 66 MHz).
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Load Fail-Safe Defaults
This option opens a dialog box that lets you install fail-safe 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 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 <F6>.
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>.
Users please remain the factory BIOS default setting of “Load
Optimized Default” when install Operation System onto you system.
Set Super visor/User P
ass
w or d
Pass
assw
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.
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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.
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 Software & Applications
Introduction
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD-ROM that comes with the
motherboard package.
The support CD-ROM contains all useful software, necessary drivers and utility
programs to properly run our products. More program information is available in
a README file, located in the same directory as the software.
To run the support CD, simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. An Auto
Setup screen automatically pops out, and then you can go on the auto-installing or
manual installation depending on your operating system.
If your operating system is Windows 2000/XP, it will automatically install all the
drivers and utilities for your motherboard; if Windows NT or manual installation,
please follow the instructions described as the Installing under Windows NT or
Manual Installation section.
Installing Support Software
1
2
3
Insert the support CD-ROM disc in the CD-ROM drive.
When you insert the CD-ROM disc in the system CD-ROM drive, the
CD automatically displays an Auto Setup screen.
The screen displays three buttons of Setup, Browse CD and Exit on
the right side, and three others Setup, Application and ReadMe at the
bottom. Please see the following illustration.
The Setup button runs the software auto-installing program as explained in next
section.
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The Browse CD button is a standard Windows command that you can check the
contents of the disc with the Windows 98 file browsing interface.
The Exit button closes the Auto Setup window. To run the program again, reinsert
the CD-ROM disc in the drive; or click the CD-ROM driver from the Windows
Explorer, and click the Setup icon.
The Application button brings up a software menu. It shows the bundled software
that this mainboard supports.
The ReadMe brings you to the Install Path where you can find out path names of
software driver.
Auto-Installing under Windows 2000/XP
If you are under Windows 2000/XP, please click the Setup button to run the
software auto-installing program while the Auto Setup screen pops out after inserting the support CD-ROM:
1
The installation program loads and displays the following screen. Click
the Next button.
2
Select the items that you want to setup by clicking on it (the default
options are recommended). Click the Next button to proceed.
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3
The support software will automatically install.
Once any of the installation procedures start, software is automatically installed in
sequence. You need to follow the onscreen instructions, confirm commands and
allow the computer to restart as few times as needed to complete installing whatever software you selected. When the process is finished, all the support software
will be installed and start working.
Installing under Windows NT or Manual Installation
If you are under Windows NT, the auto-installing program doesn’t work out; or
you have to do the manual installation, please follow this procedure while the Auto
Setup screen pops out after inserting the support CD-ROM:
1
Click the ReadMe to bring up a screen, and then click the Install Path at
the bottom of the screen.
2
Find out your mainboard model name and click on it to obtain its correct
driver directory.
3
Install each software in accordance with the corresponding driver path.
Bundled Software Installation
All bundled software available on the CD-ROM is for users’ convenience. You can
install bundled software as follows:
1
Click the Application button while the Auto Setup screen pops out
after inserting the support CD-ROM.
2
A software menu appears. Click the software you want to install.
3
Follow onscreen instructions to install the software program step by
step until finished.
AMI/AWARD Flash 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, BIOS Setup Utility for more information.
WinFlash Utility
The WinFlash utility is a Windows version of the DOS 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\2000. To install the WinFlash utility, run
AFUWIN.EXE (AMI) or WINFLASH.EXE (Award) from the following directory: \Utility\AMIFlash or AWDFlash.
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Hyper-Threading CPU
While you are in Windows Task Manager, please push down ctrl+Alt Del keys. A
dual CPU appears in the CPU Usage History & Device Manager under WinXP.
Note: Hyper-Threading Function only works under WINXP Operating System;
therefore, disable it under other Operating System.
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