IEI BIOS Functions

IEI BIOS Functions
IEI BIOS Functions
Contents
1. Objective………………………………………………………………………...P2
2. BIOS Function initializes………………………………………………………...P2
3. BIOS development procedure.…………………………………………………..P2
BIOS development procedure flow chart…………………………………….…P3
4. Bios Functions………………….………………………………………..………..P3
BIOS Menu Bar Page…………………………………………………………….P3
Main Function Page………………………………………………………………P4
Advantage Function Page………………………………………………………..P4
IDE Configuration Page………………………………………………………....P5
Boot Function Page………………………………………………………………P9
Security Function Page…………………………………………………………..P10
Chipset Function Page…………………………………………………………...P11
Power Function Page…………………………………………………………….P12
Exit Function Page……………………………………………………………….P13
5. BIOS Service policy………………………………………………………………P14
6. Techniques for improving BIOS information…………………………………..P15
7.Appendix……………………………………………………………..……………P16
IEI BIOS Request Form for projects
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1. Objective
BIOS white paper provides a procedure for BIOS development process, main
Functions and ways to use it as a selling point.
2. BIOS Function initialize
BIOS function source
1. AMI or Award BIOS standard function from manufacture.
2. Market trend form major motherboard manufactures such as Asus or Dell
3. IPC field applications such as ISA interface configuration and LCD support.
4. Customers feed back and request collected.
5. Located BIOS special feature for product-marketing selling points.
3. BIOS development procedure
Bios develop project procedure:
1. BIOS design will depend on CPU type and system chipset specification.
2. Every step has owners to monitor schedule and be sure of meet requirements.
3. In charge owners need to maintain documents to be records.
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Bios develop project procedure flow chart:
Project Beginning
BIOS Spec defined for
Product spec Analysis
Product developing proposal
Chipset Selection
MPM
Competitor Analysis
Function Spec
Feature Spec
Cost Analysis
Project Spec Analysis
MPM, DPM, Software team
MPM, DPM
Final product DQV,
EMI test
Sample Product compatible test
BIOS Function Test
Software team, DPM
BIOS Feature Test
DPM
Software Team, DPM
Document record and datasheet maintenance
DPM
4.
Project Closed
Bios Functions
BIOS menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
For changing the basic system configuration.
Main
Advanced For changing the advanced system settings.
PCI PnP This entry appears if your system supports PnP / PCI.
For changing the system boot configuration.
Boot
Security Use this menu to set User and Supervisor Passwords.
Chipset For changing the chipset setting.
For changing the advanced power management configuration.
Power
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings.
Exit
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Main
Main menu screen shows the basic system information.
BIOS This part shows the auto-detected BIOS information.
Processor This part shows the auto-detected CPU specification.
System Memory This part shows the auto-detected system memory.
System Time [HH:MM:SS] It shows the current time.
System Date [Day MM/DD/YYYY] This item allows you to set the system date.
Advanced
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
CPU Configuration information
1. This sub menu shows the CPU-related information, which is detected by BIOS.
It includes information about Manufacturer, Brand String, Frequency, FSB
Speed, Catch L1 and L2, Ratio Status.
2.
Some manufactures such as Asus will leave the CPU Frequency and FSB speed
option open to let end user make decisions about CPU performance.
Max CPUID Value Limit: [Disabled]
Enable this item to boot legacy Operating System that cannot support CPU with
extended CPUID function. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU type support functions:
Pentium 4:
Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading
Technology.
P4M support [Disable]
This item allows you to enable or disable the P4-M CPU support.
Pentium M
Maximum: Minimum: CPU speed is set to Maximum or minimum
Automatic: CPU speed is controlled by Operating System
Disabled: Default CPU speed
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IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the IDE
devices installed in the system. Select an item then press Enter if you wish to configure
the item.
ATA/IDE Configuration [Compatible]
This item allows you to configure the ATA/IDE.
Legacy IDE Channels [SATA Pri, PATA Sec]
Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave
This information is auto-detected by BIOS and is not user-configurable. It will show
"Not Detected” if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of the
appropriate IDE device type.
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA (Logical Block Addressing)/Large mode. Setting to Auto
enables the LBA mode if the device supports this mode.
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the data transfer
from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device supports
multi-sector transfer feature.
PIO Mode [Auto]
IDE Programmed I/O (PIO) Mode programs the timing cycle between IDE drive and
the programmable IDE controller. As PIO mode increases, the cycle time decreases.
Select [Auto] to let AMIBIOS select the PIO mode.
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode for the device.
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
SMART stands for Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. It allows
AMIBIOS to use the SMART protocol to report server system information over a
network.
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. If the host controller does not support 32-bit
data transfer, this menu must be set to [Disabled]
Hard Disk Write protect [Disabled]
This menu allows you to enable or disable the hard disk write protect.
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IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
ATA(PI) 80Pin Cable Detection [Host & Device]
This menu allows you to configure the mechanism for detecting 80-pin ATA(PI) cable.
Floppy Configuration
Floppy A [1.44 MB 3½”]
Floppy B [Disabled]
Super IO Configuration
On Board Floppy Controller [Enabled]
Allow enabling or disabling the floppy disk controller.
Floppy Drive Swap [Disabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allow selecting the Serial Port1 base address.
Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Allow selecting the Serial Port2 base address.
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allow selecting the Parallel Port base addresses.
Parallel Port Mode [Normal]
Allow selecting the Parallel Port mode.
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
Hardware Health Configuration
This screen shows you the CPU, System and Power temperature, Fan speed and CPU
core voltage. It also allows your to configure the Hardware Health Monitoring.
H/W Health Function [Enabled]
To enable/disable H/W Health function
FAN1 Mode Setting [Full On Mode]
Configure Fan mode as “Full On”, “Automatic” or “PWM Manually” mode.
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Alarm Function
Many manufacturers provide the failure warming function option as standard feature.
Shutdown Temperature
Temperature Warming Beep
CPU Fan Failure Warning
Sys Fan Failure Warming
Aux Fan Failure Warming
ACPI Configuration
This menu is used to change the settings for the Advanced Power Management (APM).
Select an item then press Enter to display the configuration options.
ACPI Aware O/S
This menu allows you to enable or disable ACPI support for Operating System.
Select [Yes] is OS supports ACPI and select [No] is OS does not support ACPI.
General ACPI Configuration
This menu configures the general ACPI setting.
Advanced ACPI Configuration
Use this section to configure additional ACPI options. It contains below sub-menus:
Chipset ACPI Configuration
It contains chipset ACPI related Configuration settings. You may enable or disable the
MPS Configuration
This menu allows you to configure MPS Revision [1.4]
PCI Express Configuration
This menu allows you to enable or disable the PCI express link power states.
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Remote Access Configuration (Console Redirection)
This menu allows you to enable or disable Remote Access.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]. If you choose [Enable], below sub menus
will show up:
Serial port number [COM1]
This menu allows you to select the serial port for console redirection. Make sure
the selected port is enabled.
Configuration options: [COM1] [COM2]
Serial Port Mode [115200 8,n, 1]
This menu allows you to select serial port settings.
Flow Control [None]
This menu allows you to select flow control for console redirection
Redirection After BIOS POST
This menu allows you to set Redirection configuration after BIOS POST. You
may turn off the redirection after POST [Disable] or set the Redirection to be
active during POST and Boot Loader [Boot Loader] or to set the Redirection to be
always active [Always]
]
Terminal Type [ANSI]
This menu allows you to select the target terminal type.
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support [Disabled]
This menu allows you to enable or disable VT-UTF8 combination key support for
ANSI/VT100 terminals.
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related Functions.
Select an item then press Enter to display the configuration options.
USB Function [8 USB Ports]
Allow you to set the number of USB ports to activate.
Legacy USB Support [Enable]
Enable support for legacy USB/ older USB devices.
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allow enabling or disabling the USB 2.0 controller.
PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP
devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel memory size block for
legacy ISA devices. This setting is the IPC field specialty since most of consumer
motherboards give up ISA slots.
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Clear NVRAM [NO]
Clear NVRAM during system boot.
Plug & Play O/S [NO]
This menu is to configure whether or not the Operating System installed is Plug & Play
aware. AMIBIOS detects and enables PnP card, which is required for system boot.
Select [No] if the Operating System (like OS/2, DOS) does not support PnP.
PCI Latency Timer [64]
This menu allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device
latency timer register.
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card requests for an
IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the PCI VGA card even if
requested.
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the palette snooping feature informs the PCI devices that an ISA
graphics device is installed in the system so that the device can function correctly.
PCI IDE Bus Master [Disabled]
Set to [Enabled], BIOS will be allowed to use PCI bus mastering when reading/writing
to IDE devices.
Off Board PCI/ISA IDE Card [Auto]
Some PCI IDE cards may require this to be set to the PCI slot number that is holding
the card. It is to specify the PCI slot number where the off-board PCI IDE controller is
installed.
IRQ xx [Available]
When set to [Available], the specified IRQ is available for use by PCI/PnP devices.
When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices.
DMA Channel # [Available]
When set to [Available], the specified DMA is available for use by PCI/PnP devices.
When set to [Reserved], the specified DMA is reserved for legacy ISA devices.
Reserved Memory Size [Disabled]
This is to set the size of memory block to be reserved for legacy USB devices.
Boot
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item then
press Enter to display the sub-menu.
Boot Settings Configuration
It is used to configure system boot setting with below submenus:
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows BIOS to skip some Power On Self Tests (POST) while
booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled],
BIOS performs all the POST items.
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Quiet Boot [Disabled]
This allows enabling or disabling the full screen logo display feature.
LAN Boot ROM support [Disabled]
This allows enabling or disabling LAN boot function.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Boot up Num-Lock [On]
Allow selecting the power-on state for the Num Lock.
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allow enabling or disabling support for PS/2 mouse.
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for F1 key to be pressed when error occurs.
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message ‘Press DEL to run Setup’
during POST.
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19.
Boot Device Priority
This menu is used to specify the boot device priority sequence.
Hard Disk Drives
This menu is used to specify the boot device priority sequence from available Hard
Disk Drives.
Removable Drives
This menu is used to specify the boot device priority sequence from available
removable drives.
CD/DVD Drives
This menu is used to specify the boot device priority sequence from available CD/DVD
drives.
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select an
item then press Enter to display the configuration options.
Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor Password
item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you have set a password,
this item shows Installed.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on top of
the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you have set a password, this item
shows Installed.
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Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
Allow enabling or disabling the boot sector virus protection. If enabled, AMI BIOS will
issue a warning when a virus or program attempts to write to the HDD’s boot sector or
attempts to execute Disk Format command.
Chipset
The Chipset menu items allow you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select an
item then press Enter to display the sub-menu.
North Bridge Configuration
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
This menu allows you to configure DRAM Frequency.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according to the
DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). When disabled, you can manually set the DRAM
timing parameters through the DRAM sub-items.
Memory Hole [Disabled]
Options: [Disabled] [15MB-16MB]
Boots Graphic Adapter Priority [PCI/IGD]
Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Internal Graphics Mode Select [Enable, 8MB]
Select the amount of system memory used by the internal graphics device.
Aperture Size Select [256MB]
Allow selecting the size of mapped memory for AGP graphic data.
Video Function Configuration
DVMT Mode Select [Combo Mode]
Boot Display Device [CRT+EFP]
Allow selecting the boot display device.
South Bridge Configuration
Azalia/AC’97 Selection [Enable]
Allow enabling or disabling the AC’97 Audio.
PRO-NIC Controller [Enable]
Allow enabling or disabling the onboard 10/100 LAN devices.
Giga LAN Controller [Enable]
Allow enabling or disabling the onboard Giga LAN device.
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Spread Spectrum Mode [Disable]
Allow enabling or disabling the spread spectrum modulation.
Restore on AC Power Loss [Last State]
When set to [Power Off], the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
When set to [Power On], the system goes on after an AC power loss.
When set to [Last State], the system goes into either off or on state
Whatever the system was state before the AC power loss.
Power
Power Type Select [ATX]
Allow selecting the power type mode.
Power Management/APM [Enabled]
Allow enabling or disabling the Advanced Power Management (APM) feature.
Video Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allow selecting the video power down mode.
Hard Disk Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allow selecting the hard disk power down mode.
Standby Time Out [Disabled]
Allow selecting the specified time at which the system goes on standby.
Suspend Time Out [Disabled]
Allow selecting the specified time at which the system goes on suspend.
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows the system to enter into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the power button
is pressed.
Resume On Ring [Disabled]
Allow enabling or disabling RI to generate a wake event.
Resume On LAN [Disabled]
Allow enabling or disabling LAN GPI to generate a wake event.
Resume On PME# [Disabled]
Allow enabling or disabling PCI PME# to generate a wake event.
Resume On RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allow enabling or disabling RTC to generate a wake event. When this item is set to
Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC Alarm Minute, and RTC
Alarm Second appear with set values.
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Exit
The Exit menu items allow load the optimal or failsafe default values for the BIOS
items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Save Changes and Exit
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. The CMOS RAM is
sustained by an onboard backup battery and stays on even when the PC is turned off.
When you select this option, a confirmation window appears.
Select [Yes] to save changes and exit.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option only if not want to save the changes that you 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 discarding the selections you made and restore the previously saved
values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select [Yes] to discard any
changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Optimal Defaults
This option allows loading optimal default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus, which will provide the best performance settings for your system. F9 key
can be used for this operation.
Load Failsafe Defaults
This option allows loading failsafe default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus, which will provide the most stable performance settings. F8 key can be
used for this operation.
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5. BIOS Service Policy
Free Services:
1. Change CMOS default settings - by Application Engineer (AE).
2. Combine IEI's Extension BIOS (VGA BIOS, Ethernet Remote Boot BIOS & SCSI
BIOS) - by AE.
3. Standard BIOS upgrade: Fix bug for IEI's standard BIOS
4. Combine Full Screen Logo - by AE (Note: Not every CPU board/BIOS can support
"Full Screen Logo". Some old models card can’t be directly combined logo. Need
service charge to modify BIOS code)
Chargeable Services:
Customization needs to develop BIOS or modify IEI's standard BIOS code. Such as
fast boot function, special boot ROM combined which need to modify BIOS code to
function, and tune up VGA source code, for example special LCD BIOS etc.
Service charge: US$ 500-1,000. (Some very special BIOS need more effort may
charge more.) Price is depending on working hours, and also is decided by BIOS
engineer and PM. The PI should be issue by Sales. The "evaluation only" message will
be shown on the evaluation version BIOS. After customer’s confirmation, the final
version BIOS will be approved and a part number will be given; however, sales should
check if customer has already paid for the service charge first. If customer places
order more than 300 pieces of CPU board sales may consider refunding the service
charge to the customer.
Process:
1. Service Request from customer.
2. Feasibility analysis by IEI.
3. Service charge: PM decides the service charge. Sales fill out an OEM/ODM
BIOS request for this product. Then, send an invoice and charge customer.
4. BIOS Development/Testing by IEI.
5. Customer test and approve the customized BIOS.
6. Apply OEM/ODM project and part number for customized BIOS to mass
production if necessary.
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6. Techniques for improving BIOS information
1. Manual:
- Clear BIOS function descriptions to help customers well understand IEI
BIOS functions. Detail BIOS manual can save AE team’s resource in
replying repeating questions.
- Using more single pages to detail special BIOS Functions such as Watchdog
Timer.
2. Website:
- Providing up to date BIOS version available for web downloading.
- Regularly release BIOS PCN to update users BIOS information.
3. Uniform Verb: Use the same verb for all BIOS data and interface to avoid
information confusing.
Example: Remote Access option was written in BIOS but sales and marketing
mention in Console Redirection function. Customers won’t find any console
redirection function in BIOS and manual.
4. Marketing activities: Combining particular BIOS functions to reach target
market. For example: Enhance SATA, console redirection BIOS function to focus
in networking storage application market.
5. Website BIOS Database: It usually provides detail BIOS information include
FAQ, BIOS version history. IEI can use it to build up the technique-leading
image.
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Appendix:
IEI BIOS Request Form (B__)
Project Name
Create Date
Model Name
CPU Number
North Bridge
South Bridge
First Super I/O
Working Frequency
2nd Super I/O
Working Frequency
SMBUS Address DIMM0
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
Vendors of Flash
ROM
( )AMD ( )ATMEL ( )Intel ( )MXIC (
Size of Flash ROM
(
)1MB(128KB)
Flash Write Protect
(
)GPO pin#_______ (
)Jumper (
)N/A Active
(
)High
(
)Low
Boot block write
protect
(
)GPO pin#_______ (
)Jumper (
)N/A Active
(
)High
(
)Low
Power Supply Type
( )AT Only
pin#______
(
(
)2MB(256KB) (
)ATX Only
(
)SST (
)Winbond (
)4MB(512KB)
)AT/ATX
(
(
)SGS
)8MB(1MB)
)Auto detect, (
)GPIO
Slot1 Bus/AD
NTA
PIRQ____
NTB
PIRQ____
NTC
PIRQ____ NTD PIRQ____
Slot2 Bus/AD
NTA
PIRQ____
NTB
PIRQ____
NTC
PIRQ____ NTD PIRQ____
Slot3 Bus/AD
NTA
PIRQ____
NTB
PIRQ____
NTC
PIRQ____ NTD PIRQ____
Slot4 Bus/AD
NTA
PIRQ____
NTB
PIRQ____
NTC
PIRQ____ NTD PIRQ____
Slot5 Bus/AD
NTA
PIRQ____
NTB
PIRQ____
NTC
PIRQ____ NTD PIRQ____
Onboard VGA
BUS/AD
INTA
PIRQ____ INTB
PIRQ____
Onboard Sound
BUS/AD
INTA
PIRQ____ INTB
PIRQ____
Onboard LAN
BUS/AD
INTA
PIRQ____ INTB
PIRQ____
Onboard USB2.0
BUS/AD
INTA
PIRQ____ INTB
PIRQ____
Onboard SCSI
BUS/AD
INTA
PIRQ____ INTB
PIRQ____
Onboard SATA
BUS/AD
INTA
PIRQ____ INTB
PIRQ____
Onboard Raid
BUS/AD
INTA
PIRQ____ INTB
PIRQ____
Clock Generator
PCI Slot3
Pin#________
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PCI Slot1
Pin#________
PCI Slot2
Pin#________
PCI Slot4
Pin#________
PCI Slot5
Pin#________
Access method (
Name of H/W Monitor IC
(
)CPU Fan
(
)CPU Temperature
(
)System Temperature (
(
)+12V
(
)+5V
(
(
)Power Fan
)-12V
(
)I/O Port
(
)SMBUS
)Chassis Fan
(
Function Description
)-5V
(
)Chassis Temperature
)+3.3V
(
)+2.5V
(
)VcoreA (
Hardware Pin Used
)VcoreB
Remark
Super I/O PME connect to
Wake Up On LAN input from
Wake Up On Ring input from
DMA66 Cable detection for Pri IDE
DMA67 Cable detection for Sec IDE
Power LED output to
Date
Update
History
Notes:
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Reason
Solution Description
Engineer
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