Zotac G41ITX-B-E motherboard
WARNING!
Electronic Emission Notices
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of 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 instructions
contained in this manual, may cause harmful interference to radio and television 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 INTO AN OUTLET ON A CIRCUIT DIFFERENT FROM THAT OF THE RECEIVER
CONSULT THE DEALER OR AN EXPERIENCED AUDIO/TELEVISION TECHNICIAN
NOTE:
Connecting this device to peripheral devices that do not comply with Class B requirements, or
using an unshielded peripheral data cable, could also result in harmful interference to radio or
television reception.
The user is cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
To ensure that the use of this product does not contribute to interference, it is necessary to use
shielded I/O cables.
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Table of Contents
Motherboard Specifications----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4
Motherboard Layout--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6
Hardware Installation-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9
Safety Instructions--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9
Preparing the Motherboard-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------10
Installing the CPU--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10
Installing the CPU Fan--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11
Installing Memory Modules---------------------------------------------------------------------------------11
Installing the Motherboard----------------------------------------------------------------------------------12
Installing the I/O Shield-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------12
Securing the Motherboard into the Chassis-----------------------------------------------------------12
Connecting Cables and Setting Switches---------------------------------------------------------------13
24-pin ATX Power Connector-PW1----------------------------------------------------------------------14
4-pin ATX_12V power connector-PW2------------------------------------------------------------------14
SPDIF-Out Header-CN6------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15
COM Header-CN9 (Optional)------------------------------------------------------------------------------15
Front panel header-FP1------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15
USB Headers-FP_U1----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------16
Front Pannel Audio Header-FP_S1----------------------------------------------------------------------16
Speaker Header-SPK1--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------17
Serial-ATA (SATA) Connectors (SATA1~3)-------------------------------------------------------------17
Fan Connectors-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------17
Expansion Slots-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------18
Mini PCIE Slot---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------18
PCIE x16 Slot---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------18
Jumper Settings-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------18
Configuring the BIOS-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------19
Enter BIOS Setup---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------19
Main Menu------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------19
Advanced Menu-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------20
CPU Configuration---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------20
IDE Configuration----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------20
SuperIO Configuration ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------21
Hardware Health Configuration-----------------------------------------------------------------------21
ACPI Configuration--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------21
MPS Configuration---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------21
PCI Express Configuration-----------------------------------------------------------------------------21
Smbios Configuration-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------21
USB Configuration---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------21
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Trusted Computing--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------21
PCI/PnP Menu------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------22
Boot Menu------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------23
Security Menu-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24
Chipset Menu--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------25
Exit Menu-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------26
Flash Update Procedure -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------27
Installing Drivers and Software---------------------------------------------------------------------------------28
Drivers Installation ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------28
Realtek HD Audio Driver Setup -------------------------------------------------------------------------------35
Getting Started------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------35
Sound Effect---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------35
Environment Simulation-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------35
Equalizer Selection ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------36
Frequently Used Equalizer Setting-----------------------------------------------------------------------36
Karaoke Mode-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------36
Mixer-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------37
Playback control-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------37
Recording control---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------38
Audio I/O--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------39
Speaker Configuration---------------------------------------------------------------------------------40
Connector Settings-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------41
S/PDIF ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------41
Speaker Calibration-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------42
Microphone-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------43
Noise Suppression--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------43
Beam Forming-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------43
Acoustic Echo Cancellation---------------------------------------------------------------------------43
Audio Demo----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------44
Information -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------44
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Motherboard Specifications
qChipset
v Intel® G41+ICH7
q Size
v MINI ITX form factor of 6.7 X 6.7 inch
q Microprocessor support
v Supports LGA 775 socket for Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad, CoreTM 2 Duo, Pentium®, Celeron®
processors
vS
upports Front Side Bus (FSB) Frequency of 1333/1066/800 MHz
q Operating systems
vS
upports Windows XP 32 bit/64 bit, Windows Vista 32 bit/64 bit and Windows 7 32bit/64bit
q System Memory
vS
upports dual-channel (128 bits wide) DDRII memory interface (For G41ITX-A)
vS
upports dual-channel (128 bits wide) DDRIII memory interface (For G41ITX-B)
vS
upports DDRII 800/667 (For G41ITX-A)
vS
upports DDRIII 1066/800 (For G41ITX-B)
vM
aximum memory size: 8 GB
q USB 2.0 ports
vS
upports hot plug and play
vE
ight USB 2.0 ports (six on the back panel, two via the USB brackets connected to the
internal USB headers)
vS
upports USB 2.0 protocol up to 480 Mbps transmission rate
q Onboard Serial ATA
v Independent DMA operation on three ports (Optional)
vD
ata transfer rates of 3.0 Gb/s
q eSATA Port
vO
ne eSATA port on backpanel
vS
upports hot plug and play
vP
rovide a link for 3.0 Gb/s data speed
q Onboard Lan
vC
ompliant to 802.3x flow control support
v1
0/100/1000 IEEE 802.3 compliant
vW
ake On LAN (WOL) power management support
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Motherboard Specifications
q Onboard High Definition Audio
v Supports 6-channel
v Supports Jack-Sensing function
v One SPDIF-out header on board
q Green Function
v Support SMM, APM, ACPI
v Suspend to DRAM supported (STR)
v RTC timer to power-on the system
v AC power failure recovery
q Onboard Graphics Features
v DX10 and OpenGL 2.0 are supported
v 3D Graphics Rendering Enhancements
v Up to [email protected] Hz refresh
v HDMI/DVI port output support (DVI-VGA adaptor bundled in some model)
q PCI Express Interface
v Supports PCI Express 1.0
v Wake up function is supported
v Clock spread spectrum capability
q Expansion slots
v One PCI express X16 slot
v One MINI PCI express slot (half-height)
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Motherboard Layout
Figure 1 shows the motherboard and Figure 2 shows the back panel connectors.
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DDRII1
DDRII2
2
CN9
MINI_PCIE1
1
52
1
HDMI/DVI1
U_SATA1
PW2
CPUFAN1
JP1
51
10
11
PW1
18 19
U_KB1
1213 14 15 16
FP_U1
2
U_LAN1
North bridge
South bridge
FP_S1
SD1
SPK1
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
FP1
CN6
SYSFAN1
PCIE1
98
7
65
4
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Figure 1
Figure 1. Board Layout
1. 24-pin ATX Power Connector-PW1
2. Clear CMOS Jumper-JP1
3. SYS Fan Connector-SYSFAN1 4. PCI Express x 16 Slot-PCIE1
5. Speaker Header-SPK1
6. Front Panel Header-FP1
7. Serial-ATA (SATA) Connectors (SATA1~3)
8. SPDIF-Out Header-CN6
9. Front pannel audio Header-FP_S1
10.Mini PCIE Slot-MINI_PCIE1
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11. Backpanel connectors
12. 4-pin ATX_12V power connector-PW2
13. USB Headers (FP_U1)
14. CPU Fan Connector_CPUFAN1
15. South Bridge
16. CPU Socket
17. North Bridge
18. COM Header_CN9 (Optional)
19. DDRII DIMM Sockets-DDRII1~2 (G41ITX-A)
DDRIII DIMM Sockets-DDRIII1~2 (G41ITX-B)
Rear panel
Figure 2. Backpanel connectors
1
7
3
2
6
4 2
1. PS/2 Keyboard Port
2. USB Ports
5. Port
Blue
Green
Pink
Orange
Black
Grey
8
5
3.HDMI Port
4. eSATA Port
2-Channel
Line-In
Line-Out
Mic In
--
---
4-Channel
Line-In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
-Rear Speaker Out
--
6-Channel
Line-In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
--
6. LAN Connector
Lan Port with LEDs to indicate status.
· Yellow/Light Up/Blink = 10 Mbps/Link/Activity
· Yellow and Green/Light Up/Blink = 100 Mbps/link/Activity
· Yellow and Orange/Light Up/Blink = 1000 Mbps/link/Activity
7. DVI Port

MINI_PCIE1 slot
8. WiFi antenna connector (Optional)
Refer to the following to install the WiFi antenna modules.
Step 1. Secure the MINI PCIE card into the MINI_PCIE1 slot with screws.
MINI PCIE card
Screws
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Step 2. Secure the bracket to the motherboard with screws according to the picture below.
Bracket

Screws
Step 3. Connect the WiFi wire to the MINI PCIE card as the following picture shows.
WiFi wire
MINI PCIE card
Bracket
Step 4. Remove the red cap from the WiFi antenna connector.
Install the WiFi antenna to the WiFi antenna connector, and make sure the screw is
rotated in clockwise direction.
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

Note: Users can bend or rotate the WiFi antenna to the best receiving direction according
to the picture below.
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Hardware Installation
Hardware Installation
This section will guide you through the installation of the motherboard. The topics covered in this
section are:
qPreparing the motherboard
v Installing the CPU
v Installing the CPU fan
v Installing Memory Modules
q Installing the motherboard
qConnecting cables and setting switches
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury, always follow basic safety precautions.
Remember to remove power from your computer by disconnecting the AC main source before
removing or installing any equipment from/to the computer chassis.
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Preparing the Motherboard
The motherboard shipped in the box does not contain a CPU or memory. You need to purchase
these to complete this installation.
Installing the CPU
Be very careful when handling the CPU. Make sure not to bend or break any pins on the back.
Hold the processor only by the edges and do not touch the bottom of the processor.
The following illustration shows CPU installtaion components
1.Unhook the socket lever by pushing down and
away from the socket.
2.Lift the load plate. There is a protective socket
cover on the load plate to protect the socket
when there is no CPU installed.
3.Remove the protective socket cover from the
load plate.
4.Remove the processor from its protective cover,
making sure you hold it only by the edges.
It is a good idea to save the cover so that
whenever you remove the CPU, you have a
safe place to store it.
5.Align the notches in the processor with the
notches on the socket.
6.Lower the processor straight down into the
socket without tilting or sliding it into the socket.
Note: Make sure the CPU is fully seated and
level in the socket.
7.Close the load plate over the CPU and press
down while you close and engage the socket
lever.
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Hardware Installation
Installing the CPU Fan
There are many different fan types that can be used with this motherboard. Follow the instruction
that came with your fan assembly. Be sure that the fan orientation is correct for your chassis type
and your fan assembly.
Installing Memory Modules
Your new motherboard has two 1.8V 240-pin slots for DDR2 (G41ITX-A)/1.5V 240-pin slots
for DDR3 (G41ITX-B) memory modules. These slots support 512 MB/1 GB/2 GB/4 GB DDR2
(G41ITX-A)/1 GB/2 GB/4 GB DDR3 (G41ITX-B) technologies. They also support dual channel
DDR2 (G41ITX-A)/DDR3 (G41ITX-B) memory technology up to 10.7 GB/s. There must be at
least one memory bank populated to ensure normal operation. Refer to the following recommendations to install memory modules.
qOne DIMM: Install it into slot 1 or 2. You can install the DIMM into any slot, however, slot 1
is preferred.
qTwo DIMMs: Install them into slot 1 and slot 2.
DDRII2/DDRIII2
DDRII1/DDRIII1
Note that a memory module has a notch, so it can only fit in one direction. Refer to the following
procedure to install memory modules into the slots on the motherboard.
1.Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the module clips outward.
2.Align the memory module to the DIMM slot, and insert the module vertically into the DIMM
slot. The plastic clips at both sides of the DIMM slot automatically lock the DIMM into the
connector.
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Installing the Motherboard
The sequence of installing the motherboard into the chassis depends on the chassis you are
using and if you are replacing an existing motherboard or working with an empty chassis. Determine if it would be easier to make all the connections prior to this step or to secure the motherboard and then make all the connections. It is normally easier to secure the motherboard first.
Use the following procedure to install the I/O shield and secure the motherboard into the chassis.
Note: Be sure that the CPU fan assembly has enough clearance for the chassis covers
to lock into place and for the expansion cards. Also make sure the CPU Fan assem
-bly is aligned with the vents on the covers.
Installing the I/O Shield
The motherboard kit comes with an I/O shield that is used to block radio frequency transmissions, protects internal components from dust and foreign objects, and promotes correct airflow
within the chassis.
Before installing the motherboard, install the I/O shield from the inside of the chassis. Press the
I/O shield into place and make sure it fits securely. If the I/O shield does not fit into the chassis,
you would need to obtain the proper size from the chassis supplier.
Securing the Motherboard into the Chassis
Most computer chassis have a base with mounting studs or spacers to allow the motherboard
to be secured to the chassis and help to prevent short circuits. If there are studs that do not
align with a mounting hole on the motherboard, it is recommended that you remove that stud
to prevent the possibility of a short circuit. In most cases, it is recommended to secure the
motherboard with spacers.
1.Carefully place the motherboard onto the studs/spacers located inside the chassis.
2.Align the mounting holes with the studs/spacers.
3.Align the connectors to the I/O shield.
4.Ensure that the fan assembly is aligned with the chassis vents according to the fan assembly
instruction.
5.Secure the motherboard with screws.
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Hardware Installation
Connecting Cables and Setting Switches
This section takes you through all the connectors and switch settings necessary on the motherboard. This will include:
qPower Connectors
v 24-pin ATX Power Connector-PW1
v 4-pin ATX_12V Power Connector-PW2
q Internal Headers/Connectors
v SPDIF-Out Header-CN6
v COM Header-CN9 (Optional)
v Front Panel Header-FP1
v USB Header-FP_U1
v Front Pannel Audio Header-FP_S1
v Speaker Header-SPK1
q Serial-ATA (SATA) Connectors (SATA1~3)
qFan Connectors
qExpansion Slots
qCMOS Jumper Settings
See Figure 1 to locate the connectors and jumpers referenced in the following procedure.
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24-pin ATX Power Connector-PW1
PW1 is the main power supply connector. Make sure that the power supply cable and pins are
properly aligned with the connector on the motherboard. Firmly plug the power supply cable into
the connector and make sure it is secure.
PW2
PW1-Pin Definition
1
PW1
12
1
24
13
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
+3.3V
13
+3.3V
2
+3.3V
14
-12V
3
GND
15
GND
4
+5V
16
PS_ON
5
GND
17
GND
6
+5V
18
GND
7
GND
19
GND
8
PWROK
20
-5V
9
+5V_AUX
21
+5V
10
+12V
22
+5V
11
+12V
23
+5V
12
+3.3V
24
GND
4-pin ATX_12V power connector-PW2
PW2, the 4-pin ATX 12V power connector, is used to provide power to the CPU. Align the pins to
the connector and press firmly until seated.
PW2-Pin Definition
Pin
Signal
1
GND
2
GND
3
+12V
4
+12V
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Hardware Installation
SPDIF-Out Header-CN6
This header provides a SPDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) output to digital multimedia device
through coaxial connector.
COM Header-CN9 (Optional)
CN9 - Pin Definition
CN6 - Pin Definition
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
GND
DCD
2
RXD
2
SPDIF-out
TXD
4
DTR
3
VCC
5
GND
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
9
RI
10
NC
Pin
Signal
1
3
CN9
1
Front panel header-FP1
The front panel header on this motherboard is
one connector used to connect the following four
cables :
FP1-Pin Definition
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
HDD_LED+
2
PW_LED+
3
HDD_LED-
4
PW_LED-
5
GND
6
PWR_SW
7
RESET
8
GND
9
NC
10
KEY
10
1
9
CN6
2
1
q P
WRLED
FP1
Attach the front panel power LED cable to these two pins of the connector. The Power LED
indicates the system’s status.
q PWR SW
Attach the power button cable from the case to these two pins. Pressing the power button
on the front panel turns the system on and off rather than using the power supply button.
q HDD LED
Attach the hard disk drive indicator LED cable to these two pins. The HDD indicator LED
indicates the activity status of the hard disks.
q R
ST SW
Attach the Reset switch cable from the front panel of the case to these two pins. The system
restarts when the RESET switch is pressed.
Note:Some chassis do not have all four cables. Be sure to match the name on the
connectors to the corresponding pins.
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USB Header-FP_U1
This motherboard contains six USB 2.0 ports that are exposed on the rear panel of the chassis.
The motherboard also contains one 10-pin internal header connector onboard.
Note: Secure the bracket to either the front or rear panel of your chassis (not all chassis
are equipped with the front panel option).
FP_U1-Pin Definition
PIN
Assignment
PIN
Assignment
1
VCC
2
VCC
3
USBP0-
4
USBP1-
5
USBP0+
6
USBP1+
7
GND
8
GND
9
KEY
10
NC
2
1
FP_U1
10
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Front Panel Audio Header-FP_S1
The audio connector supports HD audio standard and
provides two kinds of audio output choices: the Front
Audio, the Rear Audio. The front Audio supports re-tasking function.
FP_S1-Pin Definition
PIN
Assignment
PIN
Assignment
1
MIC2(L)
2
GND
3
MIC(R)
4
-ACZ-DET
5
Front Audio(R)
6
Reserved
7
FAVDIO-JD
8
Key(No pin)
9
Front Audio(L)
10
Reserved
10
9
2
1
FP_S1
Note:
In order to utilize the front audio header, your chassis must have front audio connector.
Also please make sure the pin assignment on the cable is the same as the pin
assignment on the mainboard header. To find out if the chassis you are buying supports
a front audio connector, please contract your dealer.
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Speaker Header-SPK1
SPK1-Pin Definition
PIN
Assignment
1
VCC
2
NC
3
NC
4
SPK-
SPK1
1
Serial-ATA (SATA) Connectors (SATA1~3)
The Serial ATA connector is used to connect the Serial ATA device to the
motherboard. These connectors support the thin Serial ATA cables for
primary storage devices. The current Serial ATA interface allows up to 300
MB/s data transfer rate.
3
TXN
4
GND
5
RXN
6
RXP
7
GND
SATA3
TXP
1
GND
2
SATA2
1
1
Signal
SATA1
Pin
1
SATA-Pin Definition
Fan Connectors
There are two fan connectors on the motherboard, including
CPU fan connector and system fan connector.
CPUFAN1
Control
Sense
+12V
GND
Sense
+12V
GND
SYSFAN1
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Expansion Slots
The motherboard contains two expansion slots, one Mini PCIE slot and one PCIE x16 slot.
1
2
51
52
MINI_PCIE1
PCIE1
Mini PCIE Slot-MINI_PCIE1
There is one Mini PCIE slot, reserved for the WiFi Module.
PCIE x16 Slot-PCIE1
There is one PCIE x16 slot reserved for graphics or video card that is fully compliant to PCI
Express 1.0.
Note: The PCIE x16 slot supports PCIE graphics cards, but does not support any PCIE
x1 device.
Jumper Settings
This section explains how to configure the motherboard’s hardware. Before using your
computer, make sure all jumpers and DRAM modules are set correctly. Refer to this section
whenever in doubt.
CMOS Clear Jumper-JP1
JP1
Selection
1
1-2*
Normal*
1
2-3
CMOS Clear
Close
Open
* = Default setting.
If you want to clear the system configuration, use the JP1 (Clear CMOS Jumper) to clear data.
Notice:
1. Be sure to save the CMOS setting when exit the CMOS.
2. If the CPU is frequency multiplier locked, no CPU speed change will be seen even if the
frequency multiplier setting in CMOS setup is changed.
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Configuring the BIOS
Configuring the BIOS
This section discusses how to change the system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
Enter BIOS Setup
The BIOS is the communication bridge between hardware and software. Correctly
setting the BIOS parameters is critical to maintain optimal system performance.
Refer to the following procedure to verify/change BIOS settings.
1. Power on the computer.,
2. Press the Del key when the following message briefly displays at the bottom of
the screen during the Power On Self Test (POST).
Pressing Del takes you to the BIOS Setup Utility.
Note: 1. We reserve the right to update the BIOS version presented in the
manual. The BIOS pictures shown in this section are for reference only.
2. It is strongly recommended that you do not change the default BIOS
settings. Changing some settings could damage your system.
Main Menu
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS
automatically detects the items in this menu.
q
q
q
q
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information.
Processor
Display the auto-detected CPU specification.
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory.
System time
Allows you to set the system time.
Note: Users please note
that the data in gray is
non-changeable, and the
others are for selection.
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Advanced Menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the setting for the CPU and other
system devices. Press <enter> to display the configuration options:
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects. Press <enter>to display the configuration options:
q Configure advanced CPU settings
Displays the auto-detected CPU information.
q Ratio CMOS Setting
Use this option to set CMOS ratio.
q Hardware Prefetcher
Use this item to enable or disable hardware prefetcher (hardware prefetch
mechanism).
q Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Use this item to enable or disable the adjacent cache line prefetch mode. If you
disable this item, only one 64-bit line will be prefetched from the 128-bit section
(including the required data). If you enable this item, two lines will be prefetched
whether there is required data or not.
q Max CPUID Value Limit
Allows you to determine whether to limit CPUID maximum value. Set this item
to [Disable] Windows XP operating system; set this item to [Enable] for legacy
operating system such as Windows NT4.0..
q Execute-Disable Bit Capability
This function enhances protection of your computer , reducing exposure to viruses
and malicious buffer overflow attacks when working with its supporting software
and system.
q Core Multi-Processing
Use this option to enable or disable Core Multi-Processing.
q PECI
Use this option to enable or disable PECI (Platform Environment Control Interface).
IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the IDE
devices installed in the system. Press <enter>to display the configuration options:
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Configuring the BIOS
q ATA/IDE Configuration
Use this item to configure ATA/IDE. There are three options: [Disabled],
[Compatible] and [Enhanced]. The default setting is [Enhanced].
q Configure SATA as
This item allows you to set the SATA to IDE/RAID/AHCI mode.
q Configure SATA Channels
This item allows you to set the sequence of SATA channels. Options: [Before
PATA] and [Behind PATA].
q Hard Disk Write Protect
This item will be effective only if device is accessed through BIOS.
q IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
The item allows you to select the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
q ATA(PI) 80pin cable detection
The item allows you to select the mechanism for detecting 80pin ATA(PI) cable.
SuperIO Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to configure F71862 Super IO Chipset.
Hardware Health Configuration
This menu gives you an overview of the Hardware Health Configuration.
ACPI Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set General ACPI onfiguration, Advanced ACPI
Configuration and Chipset ACPI Configuration.
MPS Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to select MPS revision.The default setting is 1.4.
PCI Express Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to enable or disable PCI Express L0S and L1 link
power states.
Smbios Configuration
The item in this menu allows you to enable or disable Smbios Smi Support.
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features .Press <enter>
To display the configuration options:
q Legacy USB Support
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy operating
systems.
q USB 2.0 Controller Mode
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed or Full Speed .
q BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI hand-off
feature.
Trusted Computing
The item in this menu allows you to enable or disable TCG/TPM support in BIOS.
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PCI/PnP Menu
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP
devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either PCI/
PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA devices.
Press <enter> to display the configuration options:
q Clear NVRAM
The items allow you to select whether clear NVRAM during system boot.
q Plug and Play O/S
When set to [No], BIOS configure all the devices in the system. When set to
[YES] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
q PCI Latency Timer
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for PCI device latency timer
register.
q Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
When set to [YES], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the requests for an
IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the PCI VGA card even
if requested .
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q Palette Snooping
When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI devices that
an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the latter can function
correctly.
q PCI IDE BusMaster
When set to [Enabled], BIOS use PCI busmastering for reading /writing to IDE
drives.
q OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card
Use this option to set the PCI slot number for some PCI IDE Cards holding.
q IRQ3/4/5/7/9/10/11/14/15
These items allow you to set the Interrupt Request.
q DMA Channel 0/1/3/5/6/7
Use these items to set the Direct Memory Access Channel.
q Reserved Memory Size
This item allows you to set the size of memory block to reserve for legacy ISA
devices.
Boot Menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options .Press <enter> to
display the configuration options:
Boot settings configuration
The items allow you to configure Boot settings. Press <enter> To display the
configuration options:
q Quick Boot
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests while booting
to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled], BIOS
performs all the POST items.
q Quiet Boot
When set to [Disabled], displays normal POST message. When set to [Enabled],
displays OEM Logo instead of POST messages.
q AddOn ROM Display Mode
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
q Bootup Num-Lock
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
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q PS/2 Mouse Support
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
q Wait for ‘F1’ If Error
When set to [Enabled], the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs.
q Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
When set to [Enabled], the system displays the message “press DEL to run setup”
during POST.
q Interrupt 19 Capture
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMS to trap interrupt 19.
Security Menu
The security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Press
<enter> to display the configuration options:
Change Supervisor/User Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor/user password. The Supervisor/User
Password item on top of the screen shows the default setting: [Not Installed]. After you
set a password, this item shows [Installed].
To set a Supervisor/User Password:
1. Select the item [Change Supervisor/User Password] and press <Enter>.
2. From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters and/or
numbers, then press <Enter>.
3. Confirm the password when prompted:
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor/user password, follow the same steps as setting a use
password.
To clear the supervisor/user password, select the item [Change Supervisor/User
password], then press <enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
Boot Sector Virus Protection
The item allows you to enable or disable boot sector virus protection.
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Chipset Menu
The chipset menu items allow you to change the advanced chipset settings. Press
<enter> to display the sub-menu:
North bridge configuration
The item allows you to configure north bridge features, including Memory, Graphic,
Video, and so on.
South bridge configuration
The item allows you to configure south bridge features, including USB, Audio, SMBUS,
and so on.
CPU/Memory/GMCH voltage control
The items allow you to configure the CPU/memory/GMCH voltage.
CPU Over Clock
The item allows you to enable or disable CPU overclocking technology.
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Exit Menu
The exit menu items allow you to load the option or failsafe default values for the BIOS
items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. Press <enter> to display
the sub-menu.
Save Changes and Exit
Select this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have made in the
BIOS Setup and exit the BIOS Setup. When the diolog box [Save configuration
changes and exit setup?] appears, select [OK] to save and exit, or select [Cancel] to
return to the main menu.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you have made
to the setup program. If you made changes to fields other than system date, system
time, and password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you have made and restore the previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation window appears. Select
[OK] to discard any change and load the previously saved values.
Load Optimal Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
setup menus. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select
[OK] to load default values. Select [Cancel] to make other changes before saving the
values to the non-volatile RAM.
Load Failsafe Defaults
This option has been set by the manufacturer and represents settings which provide
the minimum requirements for your system to operate.
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FLASH Update Procedure
The program AFUDOS XX.ROM is included on the driver CD (D:\Utility\AFUDOS XX.ROM). Please
follow the recommended procedure to update the flash BIOS, as listed below.
1. Create a DOS-bootable floppy diskette. Copy the new BIOS file (just obtained or downloaded)
and the utility program AFUDOS XX.ROM to the diskette.
2. Allow the PC system to boot from the DOS diskette.
3. At the DOS prompt, type
AFUDOS XX.ROM /P /C /B /N /X <ENTER>
Note: XX (the BIOS file name) can be defined by users.
4. Wait until the flash-update is complete.
5. Restart the PC.
Warning: - Do not turn off or RESET the computer during the flash process.
- If you are not sure how to upgrade the BIOS, please take your computer to an
Authorized Service Center and have a trained technician do the work for you.
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Installing Drivers and Software
Note: It is important to remember that before installing the driver CD that is shipped in the
kit, you need to load your operating system. The motherboard supports Windows
XP 32 bit/64 bit, Windows Vista 32 bit/64 bit and Windows 7 32bit/64bit.
The kit comes with a CD that contains utility drivers and additional INTEL software.
The CD that has been shipped with your Intel G41 motherboard contains the following software
and drivers:
q Intel chipset Driver
q HDA sound driver
q Intel Graphics Driver
q Realtek PCIE network Driver
Note. We reserve the right to update the driver version presented in the manual.
The driver installation pictures shown in this section are for reference
only.
Drivers Installation
1. Insert the Intel G41 driver CD into the drive after loading your operating system, and then
you can see the interface below.
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Note. If the MINI PCIE card is installed, the option Atheros Wireless driver will display as
the following window.
2. Left-click Intel chipset Driver, begin loading
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3. Left-click HDA sound driver, begin loading
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4. Left-click Intel Graphics Driver, begin loading
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5. Left-click Realtek PCIE network Driver, begin loading
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6. Left-click Atheros Wireless driver, begin loading
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At last, you can open below page that provides information about the hardware devices on this
motherboard, and check whether finish your installation.
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Realtek HD Audio Driver Setup
Getting Started
After Realtek HD Audio Driver being installed (insert the driverCD and follow the on-screen instructions), “Realtek HD Audio Manager” icon will show in System tray as below. Double click the icon
and the control panel will appear:
Sound Effect
After clicking on the “Sound Effect” tab, 3 sections “Environment”, “Equalizer” and “Karaoke”
are available for selection.
Environment Simulation
You will be able to enjoy different sound experience by pulling down the arrow, totally 23 kinds
of sound effect will be shown for selection. Realtek HD Audio Sound Manager also provides five
popular settings “Stone Corridor”, “Bathroom”, “Sewer pipe”, “Arena” and “Audio Corridor” for
quick enjoyment.
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Equalizer Selection
The Equalizer section allows you to create your own preferred settings by utilizing this tool.
In standard 10 bands of equalizer, ranging from 100Hz to 16KHz are available:
Frequently Used Equalizer Setting
Realtek recognizes the needs that you might have. By leveraging our long experience at audio
field, Realtek HD Audio Sound Manager provides you certain optimized equalizer settings that
are frequently used for your quick enjoyment.
How to Use
Other than the buttons “Pop” “Live” “Club” & “Rock” shown on the page, to pull down the arrow
in “Others” , you will find more optimized settings available to you.
Karaoke Mode
Karaoke mode brings Karaoke fun back home by simply using the music you usually play, Karaoke
mode can help you eliminate the vocal of the song or adjust the key to accommodate your range.
Vocal Cancellation: Single click on “Voice Cancellation”, the vocals of the songs will be erased,
while the background music is still playing which lets you take over the vocal part.
Key Adjustment: Using “Up/Down Arrow” to find a key which better fits your vocal range.
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Mixer
Realtek HD Audio Sound Manager integrates Microsoft’s “Volume Control” functions into the Mixer
page. This gives you the advantage to you to create your favorite sound effect in one single tool.
Playback control
Mute
You may choose to mute single or multiple volume controls or to completely mute sound output.
Tool
√
Show the following volume control
This is to let you freely decide which volume control items to be displayed, total 13 items to
be chosen.
√
Advanced controls
√
Enable playback multi-streaming
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With this function, you will be able to have an audio chat with your friends via headphone
(stream 1 from front panel) while still have music (stream 2 from back panel) playing.
At any given period, you can have maximum 2 streams operating simultaneously.
Recording control
Mute
You may choose to mute single or multiple volume controls or to completely mute sound input.
Tool
√ Show the following volume controls
This is to let you freely decide which volume control items to be displayed.
√ Advanced controls.
Advanced control is a “Microphone Boost” icon.
Once this item is checked, you will find “advanced” icon beside “Front Pink In” & “Mic Volume”. With this, the input signal into “Front Pink In” & “Mic Volume” will be strengthen.
√ Enable recording multi-streaming
At any given period, you can have maximum 2 streams operating simultaneously.
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Audio I/O
Realtek HD Audio Manager frees you from default speaker settings. Different from before, for
each jack, they are not limited to perform certain functions. Instead, now each jack is able to be
chosen to perform either output (i.e. playback) function or input (i.e. Recording) function, we call
this “Retasking”.
Audio I/O aims to help you setting jacks as you wish. Moreover, other than blue to blue, pink to
pink, the way that you used to do, Audio I/O would guide you to other right jacks that can also
serve as microphone / speaker / headphone.
6-Channel or 8-Channel
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Speaker Configuration
Step 1: Plug in the device in any available jack.
Step 2: Dialogue “connected device” will pop up for your selection. Please select the device you
are trying to plug in.
* If the device is being plugged into the correct jack, you will be able to find the icon beside the
jack changed to the one that is same as your device.
* If not correct, Realtek HD Audio Manager will guide you to plug the device into the correct
jack.
6-Channel or 8-Channel
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Connector Settings
Click
to access connector settings
√ Mute rear panel when front headphone plugged in
Once this option is checked, when front headphone is plugged, the music that is playing from
the back panel, will be stopped.
√ Disable front panel jack detection (option)
Did not find any function on front panel jacks?
Please check if front jacks on your system are so-called AC’97 jacks. If so, please check this
item to disable front panel jack detection.
√ Enable auto popup dialogue, when device has been plugged in.
Once this item checked, the dialog “Connected device” would automatically pop up when
device plugged in.
S/PDIF
Short for Sony/Philips Digital Interface, a standard audio file transfer format. S/PDIF allows the
transfer of digital audio signals from one device to another without having to be converted first
to an analog format. Maintaining the viability of a digital signal prevents the quality of the signal
from degrading when it is converted to analog.
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√ Output Sampling Rate
-
-
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44.1KHz: This is recommended while playing CD
48KHz: This is recommended while playing DVD or Dolby.
96KHz: This is recommended while playing DVD-Audio.
√ Output Source
-
Output digital audio source: The digital audio format (such as .wav, .mp3,.midi etc) will
come out through S/PDIF-Out.
Speaker Calibration
After you have successfully plugged in speakers and assigned to the right jacks, you are only
one more step to go to enjoy the intended sound. We provide “Speaker Calibration” to help you
check if the speakers are located in the correct position.
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Microphone
This page is designed to provide you better microphone/recording quality.
Below picture indicates both “Noise Suppression” & “Acoustic Echo Cancellation” are both enabled.
Noise Suppression
If you feel that the background noise, especially the sound generated from the fan inside PC, is
too loud? Try “Noise Suppression”, which allows you to cut off and suppress disturbing noise.
Beam Forming
Also known as “directional recording”, this option lets you do the following: Once beam forming
is enabled; only the sound from certain direction will be recorded. You will get the best quality if
you chose 90° position, which we recommend you to use, this effectively means that you speak
right into the microphone.
Note: A Stereo Microphone is required when using Beam Forming function.
Acoustic Echo Cancellation
This function prevents playback sound from being recorded by microphone together with your
sound. For example, you might have chance to use VOIP function through Internet with your
friends. The voice of your friend will come out from speakers (playback). However, the voice of your
friend might also be recorded into your microphone then go back to your friend through Internet.
In that case, your friend will hear his/her own voice again. With AEC (Acoustic Echo Cancellation)
enabled at your side, your friend can enjoy the benefit with less echo.
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Audio Demo
The section “3D Audio Demo” grants you another possibility to enjoy your sound. The Audio Demo
allows you to listen to sound in an extraordinary way.
Information
This section provides information about your current system audio device.
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