A1SAi-2750F A1SAi-2550F A1SRi-2758F A1SRi-2558F
A1SAi-2750F
A1SAi-2550F
A1SRi-2758F
A1SRi-2558F
USER’S MANUAL
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Preface
Preface
This manual is written for system integrators, PC technicians and
knowledgeable PC users. It provides information for the installation and use of the
A1SAi-2750F(-2550F)/A1SRi-2758F(-2558F) Series motherboard.
About This Motherboard
The
A1SAi & A1SRi Series motherboard supports a next-generation
Intel® C2000 SoC (System-on-a-Chip) processor in an FCBGA package. With a
C2000 Series processor built in, the A1SAi/A1SRi Series motherboard supports
cutting-edge technology such as Intel's Virtualization Technology, Turbo Boost
Technology, or Quickassist Technology, offering unprecedented enhancements to
data integrity, internet security, network communication, system performance, and
power efficiency and scalability. This motherboard is optimized for network applications, web hosting, storage/server applications, and cloud computing. It is ideal
for communications systems, embedded solutions, or server or storage platforms.
Please refer to our website at (http://www.supermicro.com/products/) for processor
and memory support updates. This product is intended to be installed and serviced
by professional technicians.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1 describes the features, specifications and performance of the motherboard, and provides detailed information on the Intel C2000 Series processor.
Chapter 2 provides hardware installation instructions. Read this chapter when installing the processor, memory modules and other hardware components into the
system. If you encounter any problems, see Chapter 3, which describes troubleshooting procedures for video, memory and system setup stored in the CMOS.
Chapter 4 includes an introduction to the BIOS, and provides detailed information
on running the CMOS Setup utility.
Appendix A provides BIOS Error Beep Codes.
Appendix B lists software program installation instructions.
Appendix C contains UEFI BIOS Recovery instructions.
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Conventions Used in the Manual:
Special attention should be given to the following symbols for proper installation and
to prevent damage done to the components or injury to yourself:
Warning: Critical information to prevent damage to the components or injury to yourself.
Important: Important information given to ensure proper system installation or to relay safety precautions.
Note: Additional Information given to differentiate various models or to
provide instructions for correct system setup.
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Contacting Supermicro
Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel:
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
+1 (408) 503-8008
Email:
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Super Micro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Tel:
+31 (0) 73-6400390
Fax:
+31 (0) 73-6416525
Email:
sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
3F, No. 150, Jian 1st Rd.
Zhonghe Dist., New Taipei City 23511
Taiwan (R.O.C)
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3992
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel: +886-(2)-8226-3990
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Table of Contents
Preface
Chapter 1 Introduction
1-1Overview.......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2
Processor Overview ...................................................................................... 1-10
1-3 Special Features.............................................................................................1-11
1-4 PC Health Monitoring......................................................................................1-11
1-5 ACPI Features................................................................................................ 1-12
1-6 Power Supply................................................................................................. 1-12
Chapter 2 Installation
2-1
Standardized Warning Statements.................................................................. 2-1
2-2 Static-Sensitive Devices................................................................................... 2-4
2-3 Memory Support............................................................................................... 2-5
2-4 Motherboard Installation................................................................................... 2-8
2-5
Connectors/IO Ports....................................................................................... 2-10
Backplane I/O Panel...................................................................................... 2-10
Serial Ports.................................................................................................2-11
Ethernet Ports............................................................................................2-11
Universal Serial Bus (USB)....................................................................... 2-12
Unit Identifier Switch................................................................................. 2-13
VGA........................................................................................................... 2-13
Front Control Panel........................................................................................ 2-14
Front Control Panel Pin Definitions............................................................... 2-15
NMI Button................................................................................................ 2-15
Power LED ............................................................................................... 2-15
HDD LED................................................................................................... 2-16
NIC1/NIC2 (LAN1/LAN2)........................................................................... 2-16
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/UID LED............................................. 2-17
Power Fail LED......................................................................................... 2-17
Reset Button ............................................................................................ 2-18
Power Button ............................................................................................ 2-18
2-6 Connecting Cables......................................................................................... 2-19
ATX PWR, DC PWR and HDD PWR Connectors (JPW1, J1, J3)........... 2-19
Fan Headers (Fan 1 ~ Fan 3)................................................................... 2-20
Chassis Intrusion (JL1) ............................................................................ 2-20
Internal Buzzer (SP1)................................................................................ 2-21
Power LED/Speaker.................................................................................. 2-21
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DOM PWR Connector (JSD1)................................................................... 2-22
Overheat LED Header............................................................................... 2-22
TPM Header/Port 80 Header.................................................................... 2-23
LAN3/LAN4 LED Indication Header.......................................................... 2-23
Power SMB (I2C) Connector..................................................................... 2-24
System Management Bus Header............................................................ 2-24
2-7
Jumper Settings............................................................................................. 2-25
Explanation of Jumpers................................................................................. 2-25
LAN Ports Enable/Disable......................................................................... 2-25
CMOS Clear.............................................................................................. 2-26
PCI-E Slot SMB Enable (I2C1/I2C2).......................................................... 2-26
Watch Dog Timer Enable.......................................................................... 2-27
VGA Enable............................................................................................... 2-27
2-8 Onboard Indicators......................................................................................... 2-28
GbE LAN LEDs......................................................................................... 2-28
IPMI Dedicated LAN LEDs........................................................................ 2-28
Onboard Power LED ................................................................................ 2-29
Overheat/PWR Fail/Fan Fail LED............................................................. 2-29
Unit Identification LED............................................................................... 2-30
2-9 SATA Connections.......................................................................................... 2-31
Serial ATA Ports........................................................................................ 2-31
Chapter 3 Troubleshooting
3-1 Troubleshooting Procedures............................................................................ 3-1
3-2
Technical Support Procedures......................................................................... 3-2
3-3
Frequently Asked Questions............................................................................ 3-4
3-4
Battery Removal and Installation..................................................................... 3-5
3-5
Returning Merchandise for Service................................................................. 3-6
Chapter 4 BIOS
4-1 Introduction....................................................................................................... 4-1
4-2 Main Setup....................................................................................................... 4-2
4-3 Advanced Setup Configurations...................................................................... 4-4
4-4
Event Logs..................................................................................................... 4-27
4-5 IPMI................................................................................................................ 4-29
4-6 Security Settings............................................................................................ 4-31
4-7 Boot Settings.................................................................................................. 4-34
4-8
Save & Exit.................................................................................................... 4-35
Appendix A BIOS Error Beep Codes
A-1 BIOS Error Beep Codes..................................................................................A-1
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Appendix B Software Installation Instructions
B-1 Installing Software Programs...........................................................................B-1
B-2 Installing SuperDoctor5....................................................................................B-2
Appendix C UEFI BIOS Recovery Instructions
C-1 An Overview to the UEFI BIOS.......................................................................C-1
C-2 How to Recover the UEFI BIOS Image (-the Main BIOS Block)....................C-1
C-3 To Recover the Main BIOS Block Using a USB-Attached Device..................C-1
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Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1Overview
Checklist
Congratulations on purchasing your computer motherboard from an acknowledged
leader in the industry. Supermicro boards are designed with the utmost attention to
detail to provide you with the highest standards in quality and performance.
Please check that the following items have all been included with your motherboard.
If anything listed here is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
The following items are included in the retail box.
•One (1) Supermicro Motherboard
•Six (6) SATA cables
•One (1) I/O shield
•One (1) Quick Reference Guide
Note: For your system to work properly, please follow the links below to
download all necessary drivers/utilities and the user's manual for your
motherboard.
SMCI product manuals: http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/
Product Drivers and utilities: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/
If you have any questions, please contact our support team at support@supermicro.
com.
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A1SAi & A1SRi Series Motherboard Image
Note: All graphics shown in this manual were based upon the latest PCB Revision
available at the time of publishing of the manual. The motherboard you've received
may or may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.
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A1SAi & A1SRi Series Motherboard Layout
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
JPL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA0
I-SATA1
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
I-SATA3
I-SATA2
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
FAN2
SP1
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
JSD1
FAN3
FAN1
Important Notes to the User
1. See Chapter 2 for detailed information on jumpers, I/O ports and JF1 front
panel connections.
2. " " indicates the location of "Pin 1". Jumpers not indicated are for testing
only.
3. When LED3 (Onboard Power LED Indicator) is on, system power is on.
Unplug the power cable before installing or removing any components.
4. The A1SRi Series motherboard supports Intel Quickassist technology to
enhance network routing and internet security for communications systems.
5. The A1SAi Series motherboard supports Turbo Boost Technology, offering
turbo-boost capabilities to maximize system performance for server platforms. Refer to the Model-Variation table on Page 1-7 for more details.
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A1SAi & A1SRi Series Motherboard Quick Reference
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
JPL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA0
I-SATA1
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
FAN2
SP1
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
JSD1
FAN3
FAN1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard Model Variation Table
Mothrboard Model Name
SoC Code Name
Processor Number
# of Cores
# of Threads
Clock Speed
Max Turbo Frequency
Intel® QuickAssist Technology
Instruction Set
Embedded Options Available
SoC Max TDP
# of Memory Channels
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel® QuickAssist Technology
A1SAi-2750F A1SAi-2550F A1SRi-2758F A1SRi-2558F
Avoton
C2750
8
8
2.4 GHz
2.6 GHz
No
64-bit
No
20 W
2
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
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Avoton
C2550
4
4
2.4 GHz
2.6 GHz
No
64-bit
No
14 W
2
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Rangeley
C2758
8
8
2.4 GHz
N/A
Yes
64-bit
Yes
20 W
2
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Rangeley
C2558
4
4
2.4 GHz
N/A
Yes
64-bit
Yes
15 W
2
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
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A1SAi & A1SRi Series Motherboard Jumpers
Jumper
Description
Default
JBT1
CMOS Clear
Off (Normal)
JI2C1/JI2C2
SMB to PCI-Exp. Slots
Off (Disabled)
JPG1
VGA Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1
Ethernet LAN Ports Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD1
Watch Dog Enable
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
A1SAi & A1SRi Series Motherboard Headers/Connectors
Connector
Description
Battery
Onboard Battery (JBAT1)
COM1/COM2
COM1/COM2 Port Headers
FAN1-FAN3
CPU/System Cooling Fans
J1*
4-pin 12V DC Power Connector (to provide alternative power to embedded
devices such as SC101i, when the 24-pin ATX power is not in use)
J3
4-pin Power Connector for HDD use (to provide power from the motherboard
to onboard HDD devices)
JD1
Power LED/Speaker Header(Pins 1-3: Power LED, Pins 6-7: Internal
Buzzer, Pins 4-7: External Speaker)
JF1
Front Panel Control Header
JIPMB1
4-pin External SMbus I2C Header (for an IPMI Card)
JL1
Chassis Intrusion Header
JOH1
Overheat LED Header
JPI2C1
Power Supply System Management Bus (SMBus) I2C Header
JPK1
LAN3/LAN4 LED Indication Header
JPW1*
24-pin ATX Power Connector
JSD1
SATA DOM (Device_On_Module) Power Connector
JTPM1
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)/Port 80 Connector
JUID1
Unit Identifier (UID) Switch
LAN1/LAN3, LAN2/LAN4
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) Ports
PCI-E Slot
PCI-E 2.0 x 8 Slot
I-SATA0-I-SATA5
(Intel) Serial ATA Ports 0-5
SP1
Internal Speaker/Buzzer
USB 2.0 0/1
Backpanel USB 2.0 Ports 0/1
USB 3.0 0/1
Backpanel USB 3.0 Ports 0/1
USB 3.0 2,3
USB 3.0 Front Access Support (USB 3.0 2/3: Header/Type A Connector)
VGA
Backpanel VGA Port
(*Do not use the 4-pin DC power @J1 when the 24-pin ATX Power @JPW1 is connected to the
power supply. Do not plug in both J1 and JPW1 at the same time.)
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A1SAi & A1SRi Series Motherboard LED Indicators
LED
Description
Color/State
Status
LED2
BMC Heartbeat LED
Green: Blinking
BMC: Normal
LED3
Power LED
Green: On
System PWR On
LED7
UID Switch LED
Blue: On
Unit Identified
LED8
Overheat/PWR Fail/Fan Fail LED
Red: Solid on/Blinking
Solid On: Overheat,
Blinking: PWR Fail or Fan Fail
Note: The A1SRi Series motherboard supports Intel Quickassist technology to enhance network routing and internet security for communications
systems. The A1SAi Series motherboard supports Turbo Boost Technology, offering turbo-boost capabilities to maximize system performance for
server platforms. Refer to the Model-Variation table on Page 1-7 for details.
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard Model Variation Table
Mothrboard Model Name
SoC Code Name
Processor Number
# of Cores
# of Threads
Clock Speed
Max Turbo Frequency
Intel® QuickAssist Technology
Instruction Set
Embedded Options Available
SoC Max TDP
# of Memory Channels
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel® QuickAssist Technology
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Avoton
C2750
8
8
2.4 GHz
2.6 GHz
No
64-bit
No
20 W
2
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
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Avoton
C2550
4
4
2.4 GHz
2.6 GHz
No
64-bit
No
14 W
2
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Rangeley
C2758
8
8
2.4 GHz
N/A
Yes
64-bit
Yes
20 W
2
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Rangeley
C2558
4
4
2.4 GHz
N/A
Yes
64-bit
Yes
15 W
2
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
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Motherboard Features
CPU
Single Intel® C2000 Tri-Gate 22nm SoC in the FCBGA
1283 package
Each SoC supports 4 or 8 cores
Refer to the Model Variation table on Page 1-4 or Page
1-6 for SoC support on each MB SKU
Memory
Four (4) DIMMs memory slots support up to 32 GB of
DDR3 Unbuffered ECC 1600/1333 MHz (1.5V, 1.35V)
memory; populate identical memory (of the same type/
same frequency/same speed/same size) in all slots
Dual-Channel memory or Single-Channel w/x8 data width,
Single or Dual Rank memory
DIMM sizes
DIMMs
2 GB, 4GB, and 8GB
Expansion Slot
One (1) PCI Express 2.0 x8 slot
Network Connections
C2000 Series SoC I354 built-in Quad-port GbE controllers (MACs) w/Marvell 88E1543 Transceiver
Four (4) RJ-45 rear I/O panel connectors with Link and
Activity LEDs
One (1) IPMI LAN Connector (Realtek 8211E-PHY)
I/O Devices
SATA Connections
SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s)
Two (2) SATA 3.0 (I-SATA 0/1)
SATA 2.0 (3Gb/s)
Four (4) SATA 2.0 (I-SATA 2-5)
USB Devices
Two (2) USB 3.0 ports on the I/O backplane (USB 3.00/1),
Two (2) USB 3.0 front accessible support (USB 3.0-2:
internal header, USB 3.0-3: Type A connector)
Two (2) USB 2.0 on the rear I/O panel (USB2.0-0/1)
Serial (COM) Ports
One (1) COM Port on the rear I/O panel (COM1)
One (1) front accessible Serial port header (COM2)
IPMI 2.0
IPMI 2.0 supported by Aspeed AST2400 BMC (Baseboard Management Controller)
VGA (Graphics Display)
One (1) VGA Port on the rear I/O panel supported by the
Aspeed AST2400 VGA Controller
BIOS
64 Mb AMI BIOS® SPI EEPROM BIOS
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Play and Plug, DMI 2.0, PCI 2.2, ACPI 5.0, USB Keyboard, SMBIOS 2.7, and UEFI 2.3.1
Power Configuration
ACPI/ACPM Power Management
Main Switch Override Mechanism
Power-on mode for AC power recovery
PC Health Monitoring
Onboard Voltage Monitoring
+3.3V, +5V,+12V, VBAT, VDIMM, VCORE for CPU
CPU 1+1-phase switching voltage regulator
CPU/System overheat LED and control
CPU Thermal Trip support
SoC Thermal Control Circuit (TCC) mechanism
Thermal Monitor Support
Fan Control
Low noise fan speed control
BMC Health Monitoring
BMC Fan control and thermal alert by sensors monitoring, including CPU, memory and motherboard ambient
temperatures
System Management
PECI (Platform Environment Configuration Interface) 3.0
System resource alert via SuperDoctor® 5
SuperDoctor® 5, Watch Dog, NMI
Chassis Intrusion header and detection
CD Utilities
Download from www.supermicro.com
Other
ROHS 6/6 (Full Compliance, Lead Free)
Operating Temperature 00-600C
Dimensions
Mini iTX form factor (6.75" x 6.75") (171.45 mm x 171.45
mm)
Note: Please refer to Note 4 and Note 5 on Page 1-3 for Intel Quickassist
technology and Turbo Boost technology support.
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A1SAi & A1SRi Series motherboard Block Diagram
B1
A2
B2
C2000 SOC
PEG [8..15]
USB 3.0
PCIE x 1
TYPE-A
USB
HEADER
Renesas
720201
USB [0:1]
USB 2.0
PCIE x 1
GbE LAN
RTL8211E
PEG [7]
AST2400
VGA
SATA 2.0
SATA 2.0
SATA 2.0
SATA 2.0
SATA GEN2
PCIE x 8
PCIE 2.0 x 8 SLOT
RJ45
SATA 3.0
SATA 3.0
SATA GEN3
SPI
FLASH 64Mb
A1
CHA
SO - DIMM
CHA
SO - DIMM
CHB
SO - DIMM
SO - DIMM
CHB
10BASE-T/100BASE-T/1000BASE-T
SGMII x 4
PEG [3]
USB [2:3]
Marvell
88E1543
LAN3
LAN1
+
LAN4
LAN2
LPC
FAN x 3
TX/RX
(debug)
TPM HDR
0Ohm
NI
LPC
UART1 UART2
COM2
COM1
System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram and may not exactly represent
the features on your motherboard. See the Motherboard Features
pages for the actual specifications of each motherboard.
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1-2 Processor Overview
The A1SAi/A1SRi Series motherboard supports a 2nd-generation 64-bit, Intel®
Atom™ C2000 Tri-Gate SoC (System-on-a-Chip) processor based on low-power
Silvermont microarchitecture in an FCBGA 1283 package. Built upon the functionality and capability of the C2000 Series processor in the low-power 22nm
microarchitecture, the A1SAi/A1SRi Series motherboard provides unprecedented
enhancements to network routing, internet security, system performance, and power
efficiency.
The C2000 SoC Series processor features an Out-of-Order Execution Engine and
offers new multi-core and system fabric architecture capable of utilizing eight CPU
cores to achieve improved single-thread performance. This new SoC processor also
provides an operating range with wider dynamic power and enhanced power management. In addition, the A1SRi Series motherboard supports the Intel® Quickassist
Technology, which provides hardware acceleration to help enhance cryptographic
performance, secure internet traffic, and boost network routing, freeing up processor
resources for application processing, while the A1SAi Series motherboard supports
the Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, which offers turbo-boost capabilities to maximize
system performance.
Intel C2000 Series Processor Features
The C2000 Series processor offers the following features:
•SSE Extensions
•AES-NI
•Highly-Optimized Power Management Unit
•Server-Class Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS)
•Intel® Virtualization Technology (VTx)
•Intel® Quickassist Technology (A1SRi Series only)
•Intel® Turbo Boost Technology (A1SAi Series only)
Note: Please refer to Note 4 and Note 5 on Page 1-3 for Intel Quickassist
technology and Turbo Boost technology support.
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1-3 Special Features
Recovery from AC Power Loss
Basic I/O System (BIOS) provides a setting for you to determine how the system will
respond when AC power is lost and then restored to the system. You can choose
for the system to remain powered off, (in which case you must press the power
switch to turn it back on), or for it to automatically return to a power-on state. See
the Advanced BIOS Setup section to change this setting. The default setting is
Last State.
1-4 PC Health Monitoring
This section describes the PC health monitoring features of the board. All have
an onboard System Hardware Monitoring chip that supports PC health monitoring.
An onboard voltage monitor will scan these onboard voltages continuously: CPU
Vcore, VTT_CPU, VDIMM, 12V, 5V, 3.3V, 3.3V Standby, and Battery voltages.
Once a voltage becomes unstable, a warning is given, or an error message is sent
to the screen. The user can adjust the voltage thresholds to define the sensitivity
of the voltage monitor.
Environmental Temperature Control
This motherboard came with a passive heatsink built_in. Please follow the instructions given in your system design guide or your system user manual to provide
proper/adequate airflow to your system. The onbaord BaseBoard Management
Controller (BMC) monitors CPU, memory and motherboard environment temperatures for fan control and PC health management.
Note: To avoid possible system overheating, please be sure to provide
adequate airflow to your system.
System Resource Alert
This feature is available when the system is used with SuperDoctor 5 in the
Windows OS environment or used with SuperDoctor II in Linux. SuperDoctor
is used to notify the user of certain system events. For example, you can also
configure SuperDoctor to provide you with warnings when the system temperature,
CPU temperatures, voltages and fan speeds go beyond predefined thresholds.
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1-5 ACPI Features
ACPI stands for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. The ACPI specification defines a flexible and abstract hardware interface that provides a standard
way to integrate power management features throughout a PC system, including
its hardware, operating system and application software. This enables the system
to automatically turn on and off peripherals such as CD-ROMs, network cards, hard
disk drives and printers.
In addition to enabling operating system-directed power management, ACPI also
provides a generic system event mechanism for Plug and Play, and an operating
system-independent interface for configuration control. ACPI leverages the Plug and
Play BIOS data structures, while providing a processor architecture-independent
implementation that is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 2008
Operating Systems.
1-6 Power Supply
As with all computer products, a stable power source is necessary for proper and
reliable operation. It is even more important for processors that have high CPU
clock rates.
Note 1: The A1SAi and A1SRi MB series motherboard alternatively supports a 4-pin 12V DC input power supply for embedded applications. The
12V DC input is limited to 12A by design. It provides up to 144W power
input to the motherboard. Please keep onboard power use within the power
limits specified above. Over-current DC power use may cause damage to
the motherboard!
Note 2: Do not use the 4-pin DC power @J1 when the 24-pin ATX Power
@JPW1 is connected to the power supply. Do not plug in both J1 and
JPW1 at the same time.
It is strongly recommended that you use a high quality power supply that meets ATX
power supply Specification 2.02 or above. It must also be SSI compliant. (For more
information, please refer to the web site at http://www.ssiforum.org/). Additionally, in
areas where noisy power transmission is present, you may choose to install a line filter
to shield the computer from noise. It is recommended that you also install a power
surge protector to help avoid problems caused by power surges.
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Chapter 2
Installation
2-1 Standardized Warning Statements
The following statements are industry-standard warnings, provided to warn the user
of situations which have the potential for bodily injury. Should you have questions or
experience difficulty, contact Supermicro's Technical Support department for assistance. Only certified technicians should attempt to install or configure components.
Read this section in its entirety before installing or configuring components in the
Supermicro chassis.
Battery Handling
Warning!
There is a danger of explosion if the battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the
battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions
電池の取り扱い
電池交換が正しく行われなかった場合、破裂の危険性があります。交換する電池はメー
カーが推奨する型、
または同等のものを使用下さい。使用済電池は製造元の指示に従
って処分して下さい。
警告
电池更换不当会有爆炸危险。请只使用同类电池或制造商推荐的功能相当的电池更
换原有电池。请按制造商的说明处理废旧电池。
警告
電池更換不當會有爆炸危險。請使用製造商建議之相同或功能相當的電池更換原有
電池。請按照製造商的說明指示處理廢棄舊電池。
Warnung
Bei Einsetzen einer falschen Batterie besteht Explosionsgefahr. Ersetzen Sie die
Batterie nur durch den gleichen oder vom Hersteller empfohlenen Batterietyp.
Entsorgen Sie die benutzten Batterien nach den Anweisungen des Herstellers.
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Attention
Danger d'explosion si la pile n'est pas remplacée correctement. Ne la remplacer
que par une pile de type semblable ou équivalent, recommandée par le fabricant.
Jeter les piles usagées conformément aux instructions du fabricant.
¡Advertencia!
Existe peligro de explosión si la batería se reemplaza de manera incorrecta. Reemplazar la batería exclusivamente con el mismo tipo o el equivalente recomendado por el fabricante. Desechar las baterías gastadas según las instrucciones
del fabricante.
!‫אזהרה‬
‫ יש להחליף‬.‫קיימת סכנת פיצוץ של הסוללה במידה והוחלפה בדרך לא תקינה‬
.‫את הסוללה בסוג התואם מחברת יצרן מומלצת‬
.‫סילוק הסוללות המשומשות יש לבצע לפי הוראות היצרן‬
‫هناك خطر من انفجار في حالة اسحبذال البطارية بطريقة غير صحيحة فعليل‬
‫اسحبذال البطارية‬
‫فقط بنفس النىع أو ما يعادلها مما أوصث به الشرمة المصنعة‬
‫جخلص من البطاريات المسحعملة وفقا لحعليمات الشرمة الصانعة‬
경고!
배터리가 올바르게 교체되지 않으면 폭발의 위험이 있습니다. 기존 배터리와 동일
하거나 제조사에서 권장하는 동등한 종류의 배터리로만 교체해야 합니다. 제조사
의 안내에 따라 사용된 배터리를 처리하여 주십시오.
Waarschuwing
Er is ontploffingsgevaar indien de batterij verkeerd vervangen wordt. Vervang de
batterij slechts met hetzelfde of een equivalent type die door de fabrikant aanbevolen wordt. Gebruikte batterijen dienen overeenkomstig fabrieksvoorschriften
afgevoerd te worden.
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Product Disposal
Warning!
Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national laws
and regulations.
製品の廃棄
この製品を廃棄処分する場合、国の関係する全ての法律・条例に従い処理する必要が
あります。
警告
本产品的废弃处理应根据所有国家的法律和规章进行。
警告
本產品的廢棄處理應根據所有國家的法律和規章進行。
Warnung
Die Entsorgung dieses Produkts sollte gemäß allen Bestimmungen und Gesetzen
des Landes erfolgen.
¡Advertencia!
Al deshacerse por completo de este producto debe seguir todas las leyes y reglamentos nacionales.
Attention
La mise au rebut ou le recyclage de ce produit sont généralement soumis à des
lois et/ou directives de respect de l'environnement. Renseignez-vous auprès de
l'organisme compétent.
‫סילוק המוצר‬
!‫אזהרה‬
.‫סילוק סופי של מוצר זה חייב להיות בהתאם להנחיות וחוקי המדינה‬
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‫عند التخلص النهائي من هذا المنتج ينبغي التعامل معه وفقا لجميع القىانين واللىائح الىطنية‬
경고!
이 제품은 해당 국가의 관련 법규 및 규정에 따라 폐기되어야 합니다.
Waarschuwing
De uiteindelijke verwijdering van dit product dient te geschieden in overeenstemming
met alle nationale wetten en reglementen.
2-2 Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic-Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic com­ponents. To avoid damaging your system board, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following
measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
Precautions
• Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
• Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic
bag.
• Handle the board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
• When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
• Put the motherboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in
use.
• For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the motherboard.
• Use only the correct type of onboard CMOS battery. Do not install the onboard
battery upside down to avoid possible explosion.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure that the person handling it is static protected.
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2-3 Memory Support
The A1SAi & A1SRi Series motherboard supports up to 32GB of DDR3 ECC SODIMM 1600/1333 MHz in 4 memory slots. Populating these DIMM modules with a
pair of memory modules of the same type and same size will result in interleaved
memory, which will improve memory performance.
Note: Check the Supermicro website for recommended memory modules.
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
modules to prevent any possible damage.
Memory Population Guidelines
Please follow the table below when populating the motherboard.
Unbuffered DDR3 ECC SODIMM Memory
DIMM Slots per
Channel
DIMMs Populated per Channel
DIMM Type
POR Speeds
Memory Population
Sequence
2
1
Unbuffered
DDR3 SODIMM
1600,1333
A1, B1 (2 DIMMs)
2
2
Unbuffered
DDR3 SODIMM
1600,1333
A1, B1, A2, B2
(4 DIMMs)
Note: Be sure to use memory modules of the same type, same speed,
same frequency, and same size on the same motherboard. Mixing of
memory modules of different types, speeds, or size is not allowed.
DIMMA1
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
DIMMA2
Towards the CPU
CPU
Towards the CPU
DIMMB2
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMB1
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Populating Memory Modules
Note 1: Install the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting
with DIMMA1, then DIMMB1, then DIMMA2, then DIMMB2. Pay attention
to the notch along the bottom of the module to prevent incorrect DIMM
module installation.
Note 2: Insert each DIMMs module vertically and snap it into place. Repeat
step 1 until you complete the memory installation. See the section below
for more details on DIMM memory installation.
Note 3: Insert only identical memory modules of the same part number
into the memory slots to ensure that only memory modules of the same
type, same frequency, same speed and same capacity are used on the
same motherboard.
Installing DIMM Memory Modules
1. Align the key on the bottom of the DIMM module against the receptive point
on the memory slot. Take note of the notches on the side of the DIMM module, and of the locking clips on the socket to avoid causing damage.
Module Notch
Module Key
Socket Key
2. Install the DIMMs module straight down into the socket until it is securely
seated in the socket. The side clips will automatically lock the module into
place.
Side Clips
Removing Memory Modules
Use your thumbs to gently push the side clips near both ends away from the module
to release it from the socket. Once the module is loosened from the socket, pull
the DIMMs module upwards.
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Note: Due to memory allocation to system devices, the amount of
memory that remains available for operational use will be reduced when
4 GB of RAM is used. The reduction in memory availability is disproportional. See the following table for details.
Possible System Memory Allocation & Availability
System Device
Size
Physical Memory
Remaining (-Available)
(4 GB Total System
Memory)
Firmware Hub flash memory (System BIOS)
1 MB
3.99
Local APIC
4 KB
3.99
Area Reserved for the chipset
2 MB
3.99
I/O APIC (4 Kbytes)
4 KB
3.99
PCI Enumeration Area 1
256 MB
3.76
PCI Express (256 MB)
256 MB
3.51
PCI Enumeration Area 2 (if needed) -Aligned on 256-MB
boundary-
512 MB
3.01
VGA Memory
16 MB
2.85
TSEG
1 MB
2.84
Memory available to OS and other applications
2.84
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2-4 Motherboard Installation
All motherboards have standard mounting holes to fit different types of chassis.
Make sure that the locations of all the mounting holes for both motherboard and
chassis match. Although a chassis may have both plastic and metal mounting fasteners, metal ones are highly recommended because they ground the motherboard
to the chassis. Make sure that the metal standoffs click in or are screwed in tightly.
Then use a screwdriver to secure the motherboard onto the motherboard tray.
Tools Needed
Philips Screwdriver
(1)
Standoffs (4)
Only if Needed
Philips Screws (4)
Location of Mounting Holes
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
JPL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA0
I-SATA1
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
I-SATA3
I-SATA2
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
FAN2
SP1
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
JSD1
FAN3
FAN1
Caution: 1) To avoid damaging the motherboard and its components, please do
not use a force greater than 8 lb/inch on each mounting screw during motherboard
installation. 2) Some components are very close to the mounting holes. Please take
precautionary measures to avoid damaging these components when installing the
motherboard to the chassis.
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Installing the Motherboard
1. Install the I/O shield into the back of the chassis.
2. Locate the mounting holes on the motherboard. (See the previous page.)
3. Locate the matching mounting holes on the chassis. Align the mounting holes
on the motherboard against the mounting holes on the chassis.
4. Install standoffs in the chassis as needed.
5. Install the motherboard into the chassis carefully to avoid damaging other
motherboard components.
6. Using the Phillips screwdriver, insert a Phillips head #6 screw into a mounting
hole on the motherboard and its matching mounting hole on the chassis.
7. Repeat Step 5 to insert #6 screws into all mounting holes.
8. Make sure that the motherboard is securely placed in the chassis.
Note: Images displayed are is for illustration only. Your chassis or components might look different from those shown in this manual.
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2-5 Connectors/IO Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See the
figure below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Backplane I/O Panel
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
JPL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA0
I-SATA1
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
FAN2
SP1
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
JSD1
FAN3
FAN1
Backplane I/O Panel
D
F
A
C
B
E
H
G
J
I
K
2-10
A. COM1
G. LAN1
B. USB Port 2.0-0
H. LAN3
C. USB Port 2.0-1
I. LAN2
D. IPMI LAN
J. LAN4
E. USB Port 3.0-0
K. VGA
F. USB Port 3.0-1
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Serial COM) Ports
Pin Definitions
Serial Ports
Two COM connections (COM1 &
COM2) are located on the mother-
Pin # Definition
board. COM1 is located on the Backplane I/O panel. COM2, located next to
the Front Control Panel, provides front
access support. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Note: Please refer to the LED
Indicator Section for LAN LED
information.
Definition
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
N/A
Ethernet Ports
Four Gigabit Ethernet ports (LAN1/3,
LAN2/4) are located next to the VGA
Connector on the I/O Backpanel to provide network connections. In addition,
an IPMI_Dedicated LAN, supported by
the BMC controller, is also located on
the I/O Panel. These ports accept RJ45
type cables.
Pin #
LAN Ports
Pin Definition
Pin# Definition
1
P2V5SB
10
SGND
2
TD0+
11
Act LED
3
TD0-
12
P3V3SB
4
TD1+
13
Link 100 LED
(Green, +3V3SB)
5
TD1-
14
Link 1000 LED
(Yellow, +3V3SB)
6
TD2+
15
Ground
7
TD2-
16
Ground
8
TD3+
17
Ground
9
TD3-
88
Ground
(NC: No Connection)
A
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
A. COM1
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
B. COM2
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
D. LAN3
JL1
Rev. 1.00
E LAN2
I-SATA0
I-SATA1
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPL1
PCI-E 2.0 X8
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
C. LAN1
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
F. LAN4
JBT1
J1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
B
COM2
CPU
Battery
G
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
J3
JD1
F
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
D
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
FAN1
A
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Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Two Universal Serial Bus 2.0 ports (0/1) and two USB 3.0 ports (0/1) are located
on the I/O backplane. In addition, two USB 3.0 connections (USB 3.0 2/3) are also
located onboard to provide front access support using USB cables. USB 3.0 2 is
an internal header, while USB 3.0 3 is a Type A connector. (USB cables are not
included in the shipment.) See the tables below for pin definitions.
Internal USB-3.0 2
Pin Definitions
Back Panel USB-2.0 #0/1
Pin Definitions
Pin# Definition Pin# Definition
Pin#
Signal
Description
1
+5V
1
VBus
Power
USB_PN0
2
IntA_P1__SSRX-
USB3 ICC Port1 SuperSpeed Rx-
IntA_P1__SSRX+
USB3 ICC Port1 SuperSpeed Rx+
+5V
2
5
USB_PN1
6
3
USB_PP1
7
USB_PP0
3
4
Ground
8
Ground
4
Ground
Ground
5
IntA_P1__SSTX-
USB3 ICC Port1 SuperSpeed Tx-
6
IntA_P1__SSTX+
USB3 ICC Port1 SuperSpeed Tx+
7
Ground
Ground
8
IntA_P1__D-
USB3 ICC Port1 D- (USB2 Signal D-)
9
IntA_P1__D+
USB3 ICC Port1 D- (USB2 Signal D2+)
10
Ground
Ground
11-19
NC (Not Connected)
NC (Not Connected)
A. Backpanel USB 2.0 #0
B. Backpanel USB 2.0 #1
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
I-SATA1
I-SATA0
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
Rev. 1.00
JBT1
C. Backpanel USB 3.0 #0
D. Backpanel USB 3.0 #1
E. Front Panel USB 3.0 #2 (Internal
JL1
JI2C2
JPL1
PCI-E 2.0 X8
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
F
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
E
Header
F. Front Panel USB 3.0 #3 (Type A)
J1
I-SATA3
I-SATA2
COM2
CPU
Battery
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
D
JPW1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
JF1
JD1
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
FAN2
B C
A
FAN3
JSD1
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
FAN1
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Unit Identifier Switch
A Unit Identifier (UID) Switch and two LED
Indicators are located on the motherboard. The
UID Switch is located next to the VGA port on
the backplane. The Rear UID LED (LED7) is
located next to the UID Switch. The Front Panel
UID LED is located at Pin 7 of the Front Control
Panel at JF1. Connect a cable to Pin 7 on JF1
for Front Panel UID LED indication. When you
press the UID switch, both Rear UID LED and
Front Panel UID LED Indicators will be turned
on. Press the UID switch again to turn off both
LED Indicators. These UID Indicators provide
easy identification of a system unit that may be
in need of service.
UID Switch
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
Ground
3
Button In
4
Ground
UID LED
Status
Color/State OS Status
Blue: On
Windows OS
Unit Identified
Blue:
Blinking
Linux OS
Unit Identified
Note: UID can also be triggered via
IPMI on the motherboard. For more
information on IPMI, please refer to
the IPMI User's Guide posted on our
Website @http://www.supermicro.
com.
VGA
A VGA port is located next to the LAN 2/4 ports
on the I/O backpanel. Use this port to connect
to a compatible VGA display.
A. UID Switch
B. Rear UID LED
C. Front UID LED
D. VGA
D
LED7
BA
20
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
JIPMB1
JPI2C1
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Link LED
USB 3.0-2
I-SATA0
I-SATA1
Bar Code
OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/
LED Cathode
JBT1
UID LED Cathode C
Power Fail LED
J1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
COM2
CPU
3.3V
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
2
JPW1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
JF1
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Link LED
JL1
JPL1
LED2
Rev. 1.00
Battery
3.3V Stby
HDD LED
BIOS
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
JI2C2
X
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
Marvell
PHY
JI2C1
NMI
X
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
19
Ground
USB2.0-0/1
JUIDB1
1
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
FAN1
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Front Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various buttons and indicators that are normally located
on a control panel at the front of the chassis. These connectors are designed specifically for use with Supermicro chassis. See the figure below for the descriptions
of the front control panel buttons and LED indicators. Refer to the following section
for descriptions and pin definitions.
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
JPL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA1
I-SATA0
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
I-SATA3
I-SATA2
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
FAN2
SP1
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
JSD1
FAN3
FAN1
JF1 Header Pins
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
3.3V Stby
HDD LED
NIC1 Link LED
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Link LED
3.3V Stby
OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/
LED Cathode
UID LED Cathode
Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Ground
2
2-14
1
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
Chapter 2: Installation
Front Control Panel Pin Definitions
NMI Button
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The non-maskable interrupt button
header is located on pins 19 and 20
of JF1. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Power LED
Pin#
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power LED connection is located
on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
15
3.3V
16
PWR LED
A. NMI Button
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
B. PWR LED
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
JPL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
20
I-SATA1
I-SATA0
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
19
Ground
JBT1
NMI
X
J1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
COM2
CPU
JPW1
JD1
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
UID LED Cathode
Power Fail LED
JTPM1
J3
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Link LED
OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/
LED Cathode
I-SATA5
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
3.3V Stby
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Link LED
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
HDD LED
Battery
JF1
B
2-15
FAN1
A
X
3.3V
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
2
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HDD LED
HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The HDD LED connection is located
on pins 13 and 14 of JF1. Attach a
cable here to indicate the status of
HDD-related activities, including IDE,
SATA activities. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
NIC1/NIC2 (LAN1/LAN2)
Pin#
Definition
13
3.3V Standby
14
HD LED
LAN1/LAN2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The NIC (Network Interface Controller) LED connection for LAN port 1
is located on pins 11 and 12 of JF1,
and the LED connection for LAN Port
2 is on Pins 9 and 10. NIC1 LED and
NIC2 LED are 2-pin NIC LED headers. Attach NIC LED cables to NIC1
and NIC2 LED indicators to display
network activities. Refer to the table
on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
9/11
3.3V Standby
10/12
NIC Link LED
A. HDD LED
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
B. NIC1 LED
COM1
VGA
C. NIC2 LED
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
JPL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA1
I-SATA0
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
J1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
A HDD LED
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JD1
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
CNIC2 Link LED
3.3V Stby
UID LED Cathode
Power Fail LED
JTPM1
J3
3.3V Stby
OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/
LED Cathode
I-SATA5
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
3.3V Stby
BNIC1 Link LED
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
JF1
X
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
FAN1
2-16
3.3V
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
2
1
Chapter 2: Installation
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/
UID LED
OH/Fan Fail/ PWR Fail/Blue_UID
LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
Connect an LED cable to pins 7 and
Pin#
8 of Front Control Panel to use the
Overheat/Fan Fail/Power Fail and
UID LED connections. The blue LED
on pin 7 works as the front panel UID
LED indicator. The red LED on pin 8
works provides warnings of overheat,
fan failure or power failure. The red
LED takes precedence over the blue
LED by default. Refer to the table on
the right for pin definitions.
7
Blue_UID LED
Definition
8
OH/Fan Fail/Power Fail Cathode
Power Fail LED
PWR Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power Fail LED connection is
located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin#
3.3V
6
PWR Supply Fail
A. (Blue) UID LED
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
B. (Red) OH/Fan Fail/PWR
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
Fail LED
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
JPL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA1
I-SATA0
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
C. PWR Fail
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
20
JBT1
J1
I-SATA3
JPW1
3.3V Stby
JTPM1
B OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/
UID LED Cathode A
LED Cathode
JD1
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
3.3V Stby
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Link LED
NIC2 Link LED
I-SATA5
JOH1
J3
X
3.3 V
HDD LED
CPU
I-SATA4
LED8
LED3
FP CTRL
1
NMI
X
FP PWRLED
I-SATA2
COM2
JF1
19
Ground
Battery
JWD1
Definition
5
FAN1
C Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
2
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Reset Button
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Reset Button connection is located
on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach it to a
hardware reset switch on the computer
case to reset the system. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Power Button
Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power Button connection is located
on pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily
contacting both pins will power on/off
the system. This button can also be configured to function as a suspend button
(with a setting in the BIOS - see Chapter
4). To turn off the power in the suspend
mode, press the button for at least 4
seconds. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Signal
2
+3V Standby
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
COM1
VGA
A. Reset Button
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
B. PWR Button
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA1
I-SATA0
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPL1
PCI-E 2.0 X8
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
J1
JPW1
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Link LED
UID LED Cathode
JTPM1
Power Fail LED
JD1
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
3.3V Stby
3.3V Stby
OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/
LED Cathode
I-SATA5
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
J3
X
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
NIC1 Link LED
CPU
I-SATA4
LED8
1
NMI
HDD LED
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
COM2
JWD1
19
X
Battery
JF1
20
Ground
JBT1
FAN1
2-18
3.3V
Ground
Ground
2
1
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
A
B
Chapter 2: Installation
2-6 Connecting Cables
This section provides brief descriptions and pin-out definitions for onboard headers
and connectors. Be sure to use the correct cable for each header or connector.
For information on Backpanel USB and Front Panel USB ports, refer to Page 2-13.
ATX Power 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions (JPW1)
ATX PWR, DC PWR and HDD PWR
Connectors (JPW1, J1, J3)
The 24-pin ATX power connector header
(JPW1) is used to provide power to the
motherboard. The 4-pin DC Power connector, located at J1, provides alternative
12V power source for space-restrained
enclosures such as SC101i when JPW1
is not in use. The 4-pin HDD Power
connector J3 provides power to onboard
HDD devices.
Note 1: Do not use the 4-pin
DC power at J1 when the
24-pin ATX Power at JPW1 is
connected to the power supply.
Pin#
Definition
13
+3.3V
Pin #
1
+3.3V
Definition
14
-12V
2
+3.3V
15
COM
3
COM
16
PS_ON
4
+5V
17
COM
5
COM
18
COM
6
+5V
19
COM
7
COM
20
Res (NC)
8
PWR_OK
21
+5V
9
5VSB
22
+5V
10
+12V
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
COM
12
+3.3V
Note 2: Refer to Section 1-6
in Chapter 1 for proper power
use.
A. 24-Pin ATX PWR
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
COM1
VGA
B. 4-Pin 12V DC Alternative
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
Power Source (up to 144W)
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
C. 4-Pin HDD PWR
Marvell
PHY
JL1
JPL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA0
I-SATA1
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
C
2-19
FAN1
B
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Fan Headers (Fan 1 ~ Fan 3)
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
The A1SAi & A1SRi Series motherboard has
three fan headers (Fan 1~Fan 3). These fans
are 4-pin fan headers. Although pins 1-3 of the
fan headers are backward compatible with the
traditional 3-pin fans, we recommend the use
4-pin fans to take advantage of the fan speed
control via Pulse Width Modulation through the
BMC. This allows the fan speeds to be automatically adjusted based on the motherboard
temperature. Refer to the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground (Black)
2
2.5A/+12V
(Red)
3
Tachometer
4
PWM_Control
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
Chassis Intrusion (JL1)
A Chassis Intrusion header is located at JL1 on
the motherboard. Attach the appropriate cable
from the chassis to inform you of a chassis intrusion when the chassis is opened.
Pin#
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
A. Fan 1
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
B. Fan 2
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
JIPMB1
D
Marvell
PHY
JPI2C1
JL1
JPL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA1
I-SATA0
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
D. Chassis Intrusion
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
C. Fan 3
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JBT1
J1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
B
2-20
FAN1
C
A
Chapter 2: Installation
Internal Buzzer (SP1)
Internal Buzzer
Pin Definition
The Internal Buzzer (SP1) can be
used to provide audible indications for
Pin#
various beep codes. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Pin 1
Pos. (+)
Beep In
Pin 2
Neg. (-)
Alarm
Speaker
PWR LED Connector
Pin Definitions
Power LED/Speaker
On JD1 header, pins 1-3 are used for
power LED indication, and pins 4-7
are for the speaker. See the tables
on the right for pin definitions. Please
note that the speaker connector
pins (4-7) are used with an external
speaker. If you wish to use the onboard speaker, you should close pins
6-7 with a jumper (Default).
Pin Setting
LED7
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
JL1
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA1
I-SATA0
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPL1
PCI-E 2.0 X8
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
I-SATA3
I-SATA2
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMB1
A
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
Pin2
Cathode (-)
Pin3
NA
B
2-21
Definition
Pins 4-7
External Speaker
Pins 6-7
Internal Speaker (Default)
A. Internal Buzzer
COM1
Marvell
PHY
Anode (+)
Pin Setting
VGA
LAN2/LAN4
Definition
Pin 1
Speaker Connector
Pin Settings
USB2.0-0/1
JUIDB1
Definitions
FAN1
B.
PWR
LED/
Speaker Header
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DOM PWR Connector (JSD1)
DOM PWR
Pin Definitions
The Disk-On-Module (DOM) power
connector, located at JSD1, provides
5V power to a solid state DOM storage
device connected to one of the SATA
ports. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
5V
2
Ground
3
Ground
Overheat LED
Pin Definitions
Overheat LED Header
Pin
The JOH1 header is used to connect
an LED indicator to provide warnings
of chassis overheating and fan failure.
This LED will blink when a fan failure
occurs. Refer to the tables on right for
pin definitions.
1
5vDC
2
OH Active
OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail
LED Status (Red LED)
LED7
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA1
I-SATA0
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPL1
PCI-E 2.0 X8
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
B
J3
JD1
A
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
State
Definition
Off
Normal
Solid
Overheat
Flashing
Fan Fail
A. DOM PWR
USB2.0-0/1
JUIDB1
Definition
2-22
FAN1
B. Overheat LED Header
Chapter 2: Installation
TPM Header/Port 80 Header
TPM/Port 80 Header
Pin Definitions
A Trusted Platform Module/Port 80
header, located at JTPM1, provides
Pin #
Trusted-Platform (TPM) support and
Port 80 connection. Use this header
to enhance system performance and
data security. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
LCLK
2
GND
3
LFRAME#
4
<(KEY)>
5
LRESET#
6
+5V (X)
7
LAD 3
8
LAD 2
9
+3.3V
10
LAD1
11
LAD0
12
GND
13
SMB_CLK4
14
SMB_DAT4
15
+3V_DUAL
16
SERIRQ
17
GND
18
CLKRUN# (X)
19
LPCPD#
20
LDRQ# (X)
LAN3/LAN4 LED Indication Header
Connect an appropriate cable to the
LAN 3/4 LED indication header located at JPK1 to indicate activity status
of LAN Port 3 or LAN Port 4. LAN1/
LAN2 LED indicator connections are
located on Pins 9/10, 11/12 of the front
control panel (JF1).
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
A. TPM/Port 80
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
JPL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA0
I-SATA1
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
COM2
A
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JPW1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
JF1
JD1
B
CPU
Battery
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
B. LAN3/LAN4 LED Indication Header
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
2-23
FAN1
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Power SMB (I2C) Connector
PWR SMB
Pin Definitions
Power System Management Bus (I C)
Connector (JPI2C1) monitors power
2
supply, fan and system temperatures.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Clock
2
Data
3
PWR Fail
4
Ground
5
+3.3V
System Management Bus Header
SMBus Header
Pin Definitions
A System Management Bus header
for IPMI 2.0 is located at JIPMIB1.
Connect the appropriate cable here
to use the IPMI I2C connection on
your system.
LED7
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
JPL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA0
I-SATA1
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
B
J3
JD1
A
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
A. PWR SMBus
USB2.0-0/1
JUIDB1
Pin#
2-24
FAN1
B. SMBus for IPMI
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2-7 Jumper Settings
Explanation of Jumpers
To modify the operation of the motherboard, jumpers can be used to choose
between optional settings. Jumpers create
shorts between two pins to change the
function of the connector. Pin 1 is identified
with a square solder pad on the printed
circuit board.
Note: On two-pin jumpers,
"Closed" means the jumper is on,
and "Open" means the jumper is
off the pins.
GbE LAN Enable
Jumper Settings
LAN Ports Enable/Disable
Jumper JPL1 enables or disables Ethernet
LAN ports on the motherboard. See the
table on the right for jumper settings. The
default setting is enabled.
LED7
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
JPL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA0
I-SATA1
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
IPMI_LAN
A
JBT1
J1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
Definition
1-2
Enabled (default)
2-3
Disabled
A. LAN PortS Enable or
USB2.0-0/1
JUIDB1
Pin#
2-25
FAN1
Disable
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CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS. Instead of pins, this "jumper" consists of contact pads
to prevent accidental clearing of CMOS. To clear CMOS, use a metal object such
as a small screwdriver to touch both pads at the same time to short the connection. Always remove the AC power cord from the system before clearing CMOS.
Note 1: For an ATX power supply, you must completely shut down the
system, remove the AC power cord, and then short JBT1 to clear CMOS.
Note 2: Be sure to remove the onboard CMOS Battery before you short
JBT1 to clear CMOS.
Note 3: Clearing CMOS will also clear all passwords.
PCI-E Slot SMB Enable (I2C1/I2C2)
PCI Slot_SMB Enable
Jumper Settings
Use Jumpers I2C1/I2C2 to enable PCI
SMB (System Management Bus) support
to improve system management for the
onboard PCI-E slot. See the table on the
right for jumper settings.
Jumper Setting
LED7
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
BIOS
Rev. 1.00
USB 3.0-2
A
I-SATA0
I-SATA1
Bar Code
C
JL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
JI2C2
JPL1
LED2
JI2C1
JPI2C1
B
JBT1
J1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
Enabled
Open (Default)
Disabled
A. Clear CMOS
USB2.0-0/1
JUIDB1
Definition
Short
2-26
FAN1
B. JI2C1
C. JI2C2
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Watch Dog Timer Enable
Watch Dog (JWD1) is a system monitor that
can be used to reboot the system when a software application hangs. Close pins 1-2 to reset the system if an application hangs. Close
pins 2-3 to generate a non-maskable interrupt
signal for the application that hangs. See the
table on the right for jumper settings. Watch
Dog must also be enabled in the BIOS.
VGA Enable
Jumper JPG1 allows the user to enable the
onboard VGA connector. The default setting
is pins 1-2 to enable the connection. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
LED7
JUIDB1
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
JPL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA0
I-SATA1
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
JPW1
JF1
CPU
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA2
A
I-SATA3
COM2
Battery
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset (default)
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
VGA Enable
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled (Default)
Pins 2-3
Disabled
A. Watch Dog Enable
USB2.0-0/1
B
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings
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FAN1
B. VGA Enable
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2-8 Onboard Indicators
Link Speed LED
GbE LAN LEDs
There are four GbE LAN ports on the
motherboard. Each Gigabit Ethernet LAN
port has two LEDs. The Yellow LED on
the right indicates connection and activity. The Link LED on the left side may be
green, amber or off to indicate the speed
of the connection. See the tables at right
for more information.
Activity LED
Rear View (when facing the
rear side of the chassis)
GbE LAN Activity Indicator (Right)
LED Settings
Color
Status
Off
No Connections
Definition
Yellow
Flashing
Active
GbE LAN Link Speed Indicator
LED Settings (Left)
LED Color
Definition
Off
No Connection. 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps
Amber
1 Gbps
Green
10 Gbps
LAN 1/LAN 2
IPMI Dedicated LAN LEDs
IPMI LAN
In addition to LAN ports, an IPMI Dedicated LAN is also located on the I/O
Backplane of the motherboard. The amber LED on the right indicates connection
and activity, while the green LED on the
left indicates the speed of the connection. See the tables at right for more
information.
Activity LED
Link Speed LED
IPMI LAN
(X8ST3-F)
BMC Heartbeat LED
Status
Color/State
Definition
Green:Blinking
BMC: Normal
A. LAN LEDs
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
B. IPMI LAN LED
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA1
I-SATA0
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPL1
PCI-E 2.0 X8
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
I-SATA3
I-SATA2
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
J3
B
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
2-28
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
FAN2
SP1
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
JSD1
FAN3
FAN1
A
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Onboard Power LED
Onboard PWR LED Indicator
LED Settings
An Onboard Power LED is located at
LED3 on the motherboard. When this
LED is on, the system is on. Be sure to
turn off the system and unplug the power
cord before removing or installing components. See the tables at right for more
information.
An onboard Overheat/PWR Fail/ Fan Fail LED
is located at LED8. See the tables on the right
for more information.
LED7
COM1
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JPI2C1
JL1
A1SAi/A1SRi Series Motherboard
PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA0
I-SATA1
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
BIOS
A
JPL1
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
JWD1
I-SATA4
LED8
B
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
FAN3
JSD1
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
FAN2
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
System Off (PWR cable
not connected)
Green
System On
Green:
Flashing
Quickly
ACPI S1 State
Color/State
Definition
Solid
Overheat
Blinking
PWR Fail or Fan Fail
A. PWR LED
USB2.0-0/1
VGA
LAN2/LAN4
Definition
Off
Overheat/PWR Fail/Fan Fail
LED Settings
Overheat/PWR Fail/Fan Fail LED
JUIDB1
LED Color
2-29
FAN1
B. OH/PWR Fail/Fan Fail
LED
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Unit Identification LED
A rear UID LED indicator (LED7) is located
next to the Unit Identifier (UID) switch on the
I/O backplane. The front panel UID LED is
located at Pin 7 of the Front Control Panel at
JF1. Connect a cable to Pin 7 on JF1 for front
panel UID LED indication. When you press
the UID switch, both rear UID LED and front
panel UID LED Indicators will be turned on.
Press the UID switch again to turn off both
LED Indicators. These UID Indicators provide
easy identification of a system unit that may
be in need of service.
UID LED Status
Color/State OS Status
Blue: On
Windows OS
Unit Identified
Blue:
Blinking
Linux OS
Unit Identified
Note: UID can also be triggered via
IPMI on the motherboard. For more
information on IPMI, please refer to
the IPMI User's Guide posted on
our Website @http://www.supermicro.com.
A
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
A. UID LED
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
BMC
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JL1
JPL1
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PCI-E 2.0 X8
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA1
I-SATA0
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
JI2C2
JPI2C1
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
I-SATA3
I-SATA2
COM2
CPU
Battery
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
I-SATA5
J3
JTPM1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
1
JD1
2-30
DIMMA1
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
FAN2
SP1
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
JSD1
FAN3
FAN1
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2-9 SATA Connections
Serial ATA Ports
Serial ATA
Pin Definitions
There are six Serial_ ATA ports on the
motherboard. I-SATA0/1 support SATA
3.0 connections. I-SATA2~5 are SATA 2.0
ports. These ports provide serial-link signal
connections, which are faster than the connections of Parallel ATA. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
TX_P
3
TX_N
4
Ground
5
RX_N
6
RX_P
7
Ground
USB2.0-0/1
LED7
JUIDB1
A. I-SATA 3.0 #0
COM1
VGA
USB 3.0-3
JPG1
USB3.0-0/1
LAN2/LAN4
IPMI_LAN
LAN1/LAN3
JIPMB1
Marvell
PHY
JPI2C1
A
Rev. 1.00
I-SATA1
I-SATA0
Bar Code
USB 3.0-2
B
JL1
JPL1
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PCI-E 2.0 X8
JI2C2
D. I-SATA 2.0 #3
BIOS
LED2
JI2C1
JBT1
J1
I-SATA3
I-SATA2
D
C
COM2
CPU
Battery
E
J3
JTPM1
1
JOH1
LED3
FP CTRL
I-SATA5
F
JPW1
JF1
I-SATA4
LED8
JWD1
JD1
FAN3
JSD1
2-31
DIMMA1
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
FAN2
DIMMA2
JPK1
LAN3/4 LED
SP1
B. I-SATA 3.0 #1
C. I-SATA 2.0 #2
BMC
FAN1
E. I-SATA 2.0 #4
F. I-SATA 2.0 #5
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Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
3-1 Troubleshooting Procedures
Use the following procedures to troubleshoot your system. If you have followed all
of the procedures below and still need assistance, refer to the ‘Technical Support
Procedures’ and/or ‘Returning Merchandise for Service’ section(s) in this chapter.
Always disconnect the AC power cord before adding, changing or installing any
hardware components.
Before Power On
1. Make sure that the Standby PWR LED is not on. (Note: If it is on, the onboard
power is on. Be sure to unplug the power cable before installing or removing
the components.)
2. Make sure that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and chassis.
3. Disconnect all ribbon/wire cables from the motherboard, including those for the
keyboard and mouse. Also, be sure to remove all add-on cards.
No Power
1. Make sure that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and chassis.
2. Make sure that all jumpers are set to their default positions.
3. Check if the 115V/230V switch on the power supply is properly set.
4. Turn the power switch on and off to test the system.
5. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to make sure that it still
supplies ~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
No Video
1. If the power is on, but you have no video, you will need to remove all the addon cards and cables first.
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2. Use the speaker to determine if any beep codes exist. (Refer to Appendix A for
details on beep codes.)
3. Remove all memory modules and turn on the system. (If the alarm is on, check
the specifications of memory modules, reset the memory or try a different one.)
Memory Errors
1. Make sure that the DIMM modules are properly installed and fully seated in
the slots.
2. You should be using unbuffered ECC DDR3 SODIMM (1.5V, 1.35V) 1600/1333
MHz memory recommended by the manufacturer. Also, it is required that you use
the memory modules of the same type and speed for all DIMMs in the system.
Do not use memory modules of different sizes, different speeds, nor different
types on the same motherboard.
3. Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping modules between slots to
see if you can locate the faulty ones.
4. Check the switch of 115V/230V power supply.
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration
1. Please be sure to use a high quality power supply. A poor quality power supply
may cause the system to lose CMOS setup information. Refer to Section 1-6
for details on recommended power supplies.
2. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies ~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
3. If the above steps do not fix the Setup Configuration problem, contact your
vendor for repairs.
3-2 Technical Support Procedures
Before contacting Technical Support, please make sure that you have followed all
the steps listed below. Also, Note that as a motherboard manufacturer, Supermicro
does not sell directly to end users, so it is best to first check with your distributor or
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reseller for troubleshooting services. They should know of any possible problem(s)
with the specific system configuration that was sold to you.
1. Please go through the ‘Troubleshooting Procedures’ and 'Frequently Asked
Question' (FAQ) sections in this chapter or see the FAQs on our website (http://
www.supermicro.com/support/faqs/) before contacting Technical Support.
2. BIOS upgrades can be downloaded from our website at (http://www.supermicro.
com/support/bios/).
Note: Not all BIOS can be flashed. Some cannot be flashed; it depends
on the boot block code of the BIOS.
3. If you've followed the instructions above to troubleshoot your system, and still
cannot resolve the problem, then contact Supermicro's technical support and
provide them with the following information:
•Motherboard model and PCB revision number
•BIOS release date/version (this can be seen on the initial display when your
system first boots up)
•System configuration
•An example of a Technical Support form is on our website at (http://www.supermicro.com/RmaForm/).
4. Distributors: For immediate assistance, please have your account number
ready when placing a call to our technical support department. We can be
reached by e-mail at support@supermicro.com, by phone at: (408) 503-8000,
option 2, or by fax at (408)503-8019.
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3-3 Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What type of memory does my motherboard support?
Answer: The A1SAi & A1SRi Series motherboard supports up to 32GB of unbuffered ECC DDR3 SODIMM (1.5V, 1.35V, 1600/1333 MHz). See Section 2-3 for
details on installing memory.
Question: How do I update my BIOS?
Answer: We do NOT recommend that you upgrade your BIOS if you are not
experiencing any problems with your system. Updated BIOS files are located on
our website at http://www.supermicro.com/support/bios/. Please check our BIOS
warning message and the information on how to update your BIOS on our web
site. Select your motherboard model and download the BIOS ROM file to your
computer. Also, check the current BIOS revision to make sure that it is newer than
your BIOS before downloading. You may choose the zip file or the .exe file. If you
choose the zipped BIOS file, please unzip the BIOS file onto a bootable device or
a USB pen/thumb drive. To flash the BIOS, run the batch file named "ami.bat" with
the new BIOS ROM file from your bootable device or USB pen/thumb drive. Use
the following format:
F:\> ami.bat BIOS-ROM-filename.xxx <Enter>
Note: Always use the file named “ami.bat” to update the BIOS, and insert
a space between "ami.bat" and the BIOS ROM image file name.
If you choose the .exe file, please run the .exe file under Windows to create
the BIOS flash floppy disk. Insert the floppy disk into the system you wish
to flash the BIOS. Then, boot the system to the floppy disk. The BIOS utility will automatically flash the BIOS without any prompts. Please note that
this process may take a few minutes to complete. Do not be concerned if
the screen is paused for a few minutes.
When the BIOS flashing screen is completed, the system will reboot and
will show “Press F1 or F2”. At this point, you will need to load the BIOS
defaults. Press <F1> to go to the BIOS setup screen, and press <F9> to
load the default settings. Next, press <F10> to save and exit. The system
will then reboot.
Warning: Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent
possible system boot failure!
Important: The SPI BIOS chip installed on this motherboard is not removable. To repair or replace a damaged BIOS chip, please send your
motherboard to RMA at Supermicro for service.
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3-4 Battery Removal and Installation
Battery Removal
To remove the onboard battery, follow the steps below:
1. Power off your system and unplug your power cable.
2. Locate the onboard battery as shown below.
3. Using a tool such as a pen or a small screwdriver, push the battery lock outwards to unlock it. Once unlocked, the battery will pop out from the holder.
4. Remove the battery.
Proper Battery Disposal
Warning: Please handle used batteries carefully. Do not damage the battery in any
way; a damaged battery may release hazardous materials into the environment. Do
not discard a used battery in the garbage or a public landfill. Please comply with the
regulations set up by your local hazardous waste management agency to dispose of
your used battery properly.
Battery Installation
1. To install an onboard battery, follow the steps 1 & 2 above and continue
below:
2. Identify the battery's polarity. The positive (+) side should be facing up.
3. Insert the battery into the battery holder and push it down until you hear a
click to ensure that the battery is securely locked.
Warning: When replacing a battery, be sure to only replace it with the same type.
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3-5 Returning Merchandise for Service
A receipt or copy of your invoice marked with the date of purchase is required
before any warranty service will be rendered. You can obtain service by calling
your vendor for a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. For faster
service, you may also obtain RMA authorizations online (http://www.supermicro.
com/support/rma/rma.cfm). When you return the motherboard to the manufacturer,
the RMA number should be prominently displayed on the outside of the shipping
carton, and mailed prepaid or hand-carried. Shipping and handling charges will
be applied for all orders that must be mailed when service is complete.
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damages
incurred in shipping or from failure due to the alteration, misuse, abuse or improper
maintenance of products.
During the warranty period, contact your distributor first for any product problems.
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Chapter 4: AMI BIOS
Chapter 4
BIOS
4-1 Introduction
This chapter describes the AMI BIOS setup utility for the A1SAi & A1SRi Series
motherboard. The ROM BIOS is stored in a Flash EEPROM and can be easily
updated. This chapter describes the basic navigation of the AMI BIOS setup utility
setup screens.
Note: For AMI BIOS Recovery, please refer to the UEFI BIOS Recovery
Instructions in Appendix C.
Starting BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the AMI BIOS setup utility screens, press the <Delete> key while the
system is booting up.
Note: In most cases, the <Delete> key is used to invoke the AMI BIOS
setup screen. There are a few cases when other keys are used, such as
<F1>, <F2>, etc.
Each main BIOS menu option is described in this manual. The Main BIOS setup
menu screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the options that can
be configured. Grayed-out options cannot be configured. Options in blue can be
configured by the user. The right frame displays the key legend. Above the key
legend is an area reserved for a text message. When an option is selected in the
left frame, it is highlighted in white. Often a text message will accompany it. (Note:
the AMI BIOS has default text messages built in. Supermicro retains the option to
include, omit, or change any of these text messages.)
The AMI BIOS setup utility uses a key-based navigation system called "hot keys".
Most of the AMI BIOS setup utility "hot keys" can be used at any time during the
setup navigation process. These keys include <F1>, <F4>, <Enter>, <ESC>, arrow
keys, etc.
Note: Options printed in Bold are default settings.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The configuration data that determines the system parameters may be changed by
entering the AMI BIOS setup utility. This setup utility can be accessed by pressing
<Del> at the appropriate time during system boot.
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How to Start the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible Power-On Self-Test (POST) routine is the memory test.
As the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu of
the AMI BIOS setup utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup
screens. An AMI BIOS identification string is displayed at the left bottom corner of
the screen, below the copyright message.
Warning: Do not update the BIOS unless your system has a BIOS-related issue.
Flashing the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to the system. In no event
shall Supermicro be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising from a BIOS update. If you have to update the BIOS, do not shut down
or reset the system while the BIOS is updating. This is to avoid possible boot failure.
4-2 Main Setup
When you first enter the AMI BIOS setup utility, you will enter the Main setup screen.
You can always return to the Main setup screen by selecting the Main tab on the
top of the screen. The Main BIOS Setup screen is shown below.
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The following Main menu items will display:
System Date/System Time
Use this feature to change the system date and time. Highlight System Date or
System Time using the arrow keys. Enter new values using the keyboard. Press
the <Tab> key or the arrow keys to move between fields. The date must be entered
in Day MM/DD/YY format. The time is entered in HH:MM:SS format.
Note: The time is in the 24-hour format. For example, 5:30 P.M. appears
as 17:30:00.
The following BIOS items will also be displayed:
Supermicro A1SAi & A1SRi Series
Version
Build Date
Memory Information
Total Memory
This displays the total size of memory available in the system.
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4-3 Advanced Setup Configurations
Use the arrow keys to select Boot Setup and press <Enter> to access the submenu
items.
Warning: Take Caution when changing the Advanced settings. An incorrect value, a
very high DRAM frequency, or an incorrect DRAM timing setting may make the system
unstable. When this occurs, revert to the default to the manufacture default settings.
Boot
Feature
Quiet Boot
Use this feature to select the screen display between the POST messages and the
OEM logo upon bootup. Select Disabled to display the POST messages. Select
Enabled to display the OEM logo instead of the normal POST messages. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Use this feature to set the display mode for the Option ROM. Select Keep Current to
display the current AddOn ROM setting. Select Force BIOS to use the Option ROM
display set by the system BIOS. The options are Force BIOS and Keep Current.
Bootup Num-Lock
Use this feature to set the Power-on state for the <Numlock> key. The options
are Off and On.
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Wait For 'F1' If Error
Use this feature to force the system to wait until the 'F1' key is pressed if an error
occurs. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Interrupt 19 Capture
Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles the boot disk function. When this
item is set to Enabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will "capture" Interrupt
19 at bootup and allow the drives that are attached to these host adaptors to function as bootable disks. If this item is set to Disabled, the ROM BIOS of the host
adaptors will not capture Interrupt 19, and the drives attached to these adaptors
will not function as bootable devices. The options are Immediately and Postponed.
Power
Configuration
Watch Dog Function
If enabled, the Watch Dog Timer will allow the system to reboot when it is inactive
for more than 5 minutes. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Power Button Function
This feature controls how the system shuts down when the power button is pressed.
Select 4_Seconds_Override for the user to power off the system after pressing and
holding the power button for 4 seconds or longer. Select Instant Off to instantly
power off the system as soon as the user presses the power button. The options
are 4 Seconds Override and Instant Off.
Restore on AC Power Loss
Use this feature to set the power state after a power outage. Select Stay-Off for the
system power to remain off after a power loss. Select Power-On for the system
power to be turned on after a power loss. Select Last State to allow the system
to resume its last power state before a power loss. The options are Power-On,
Stay-Off and Last State.
WOL (Wake-On_LAN) Support
Select Enabled to enable WOL support which will allow the system to "wake-up"
when a device connected to a LAN port receives a signal. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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CPU
Configuration
The following CPU information will be displayed:
•Processor ID
•Processor Frequency
•Microcode Revision
•L1 Cache RAM
•L2 Cache RAM
•Processor Version
Clock Spread Spectrum
If this feature is set to Enabled, the BIOS utility will monitor the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused by the components and will attempt to reduce the
interference whenever needed. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
EIST (GV3)
EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) GV3 allows the system to automatically adjust processor voltage and core frequency in an effort to reduce power
consumption and heat dissipation. Select Auto to enable 80 CPU stepping support
automatically and disabled other functions. The options are Disabled, Enabled, and
Auto. Please refer to Intel’s web site for detailed information.
P-STATE Coordination
This feature selects the type of coordination for the P-State of the processor. PState is a processor operational state that reduces the processor's voltage and
frequency to enhance CPU energy efficiency. The options are Hardware, Package,
and Module.
TM1 (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Select Enable to activate TM1 support for system thermal monitoring. TM1 allows
the CPU to regulate its power consumption based upon the modulation of the
CPU Internal clock when the CPU temperature reaches a pre-defined overheating
threshold. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
TM2 Mode (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Use this feature to select the throttling mode for TM2. The options are LEM Throttling and Adaptive Throttling.
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CPU C-States
C-States architecture, a processor power management platform developed by
Intel, can further reduce power consumption from the basic C1 (Halt State) state
that blocks clock cycles to the CPU. Select Enabled for CPU C-Sates support. The
options are Enabled and Disabled. If this feature is set to Enabled, the following
items will display:
Package C-State limit
Select Auto for the AMI BIOS to automatically set the limit on the C-State package
register. The options are No Limit, C1 State, C2 State, C3 State, C4 State, and
C6 (Non Retention) State.
Enhanced Halt State (C1E) (Available when "CPU C-States" is set to
Enabled)
Select Enabled to support Enhanced C1 Power State to boost system performance.
Please reboot the system for the new setting to take effect. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
ACPI C2 (Available when "CPU C-States" is set to Enabled)
Select Enabled for ACPI C2 support to determine how the processor will report the
CPU-C state to the operating system. The options are Disabled, C6 NS, and C6 FS.
Monitor/Mwait
Select Enabled to implement the Mwait instruction along with the Monitor instruction
to allow the processor to specify the location for the BIOS to monitor activities and
to issue the instruction to put the operation on hold (Mwait).
L1 Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
If enabled, the hardware prefetcher will prefetch streams of data and instructions
from the main memory to the L1 cache to improve CPU performance. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
L2 Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
If enabled, the hardware prefetcher will prefetch streams of data and instructions
from the main memory to the L2 cache to improve CPU performance. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
ACPI 3.0 T-States (Available when "CPU C-States" is set to Enabled)
Select Enabled to support ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) 3.0
T-States to determine how the processor will report to the operating system during
CPU-Throttling states. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Fast String
Select Enabled to enable Fast String support for REP MOVS/STOS, which will carry
out Repeat-String Operation instructions to move a string of commands to another
location (MOVS) or to add a string of commands to an existing instruction code
(STOS). The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Machine Check
Select Enabled to use Intel's machine check mechanism to detect and report hardware (machine) errors. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Max CPUID Value Limit
Use this feature to set the maximum CPU ID value. Enable this feature to boot the
legacy operating systems that cannot support processors with extended CPUID
functions. The options are Enabled and Disabled (for the Windows OS.)
Execute Disable Bit (Available if supported by the OS & the CPU)
Set to Enabled to enable the Execute Disable Bit which will allow the processor to
designate areas in the system memory where an application code can execute and
where it cannot, thus preventing a worm or a virus from flooding illegal codes to
overwhelm the processor and damage the system during an attack. The default is
Enabled. (Refer to Intel and Microsoft Web Sites for more information.)
VMX (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to enable Intel Vanderpool Technology support which will allow
one platform to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent
partitions, creating multiple "virtual" systems in one physical computer. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
BIST Selection (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to set a BIST (Built-In-Self-Test) point selection to enhance system
performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) Default as Uncacheable
If this feature is set to Enabled, the default setting will be set to "Uncacheable" in
the Memory-Type-Range Table to protect the data stored in the MTRR table from
being cached. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Extended APIC
Select Enabled to enable Extended APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt
Control) support to enhance power management. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
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AES-NI
Select Enabled to use the Advanced Encryption Standard in the processor. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
PECI Enable
Select Enabled to enable PECI (Platform Environment Control Interface) support,
which will enhance CPU thermal management to achieve power efficiency. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
PECI Trusted
Select Enabled to support Trusted Platform Environment Control Interface to improve CPU thermal management. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
PECI SMBus Speed
Use this feature to set the speed for the physical bus to operate. The options are
Standard (80 kHz), Standard (100 kHz), Fast Mode (400 kHz), and Fast Mode
Plus (1 MHz).
Turbo (Available if Intel® EIST technology is Enabled)
This feature allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific
conditions. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
RAPL
Select Enabled to enable RAPL (Running Average Power Limit) support. Use the
keyboard to enter your default setting.
MSR 606 PKG_POWER_SKU_UNIT
Use the keyboard to enter the number of the computer units that are SKU-specific
in terms of power, energy, and time are concerned. .
MSR 610 PKG_TURBO_PWR_LIM
Use this feature to specify the processor power consumption limits during short
and long duration.
MSR 670 PKG_TURBO_CFG1
Use this feature to specify various parameters of system components such as Turbo,
Minimum Energy, SoC TDP Policy, ICMax Control, and Turbo Mode.
MSR 672_TURBO_WKLD_CFG2
Use this feature to specify ICCMax Throttle Ratio for C6 Exits when the value of
PKG_TURBO_CFG1 [4:3] equals to 10Y.
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Active Processor Cores
This feature determines how many CPU cores will be activated for each CPU. When
all is selected, all cores in the CPU will be activated. (Please refer to Intel's web
site for more information.) The options are All, 1, 2, and 3.
CPU Flex Ratio Override
Select Enabled to support CPU Flex Ratio Programming. The options are Disabled,
and Enabled.
CPU Core Ratio
Use this feature to set the CPU Core ratio. Use the keyboard to enter the desired
value for the CPU core ratio.
Chipset
Configuration
Warning! Setting the wrong values in the following features may cause the system
to malfunction.
North
Bridge
The following information will be displayed:
•Memory Information
•MRC Version
•Total Memory
•Memory Frequency
Pass
Gate Setup
Use the following items to configure Pass Gate settings and tests.
Pass Gate Feature Enable
Select Enabled to support Pass Gate features. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
2x Refresh Rate
Select Enabled to force the BIOS setup utility to use the x2 refresh rate in
Pass-Gate operation regardless the temperatures of the processor and the
motherboard. Refresh Rate is the total number of rows needed to refresh the
entire DRAM array. x2 Refresh Rate will take 2000 rows of memory to refresh
the entire DRAM array. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Pass Gate Stress Test Configuration
Pass Gate Test
Select Enabled to use the Pass Gate test. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Pass Gate Test Direction
This feature specifies how the BIOS setup utility should perform the Pass Gate
test (from the lowest memory to the highest or from the highest memory to the
lowest.) The options are Lowest to Highest and Highest to Lowest.
Pass Gate Test Repetition
Use this feature to specify how many times the Pass Gate test should be performed over the same memory row (x1000). The default setting is 900.
Pass Gate Test Iterations
Use this feature to specify how many repetitions the Pass Gate test should be
performed over the same memory row (refer to the item above). The default
setting is 1.
Pass Gate Test Swizzle (For Samsung Products)
Select Enabled to use the Pass Gate Test Swizzle mode to support Samsung
products. Select Auto for the system to automatically switch to the Pass Gate
Test Swizzle mode when a Samsung device is detected. The options are Auto
and Enabled.
Pass Gate Pattern
Use the keyboard to enter the parameter value of the Pass Gate Pattern used
for data input. The options are 0's and 1's.
Pass Gate Target Pattern
Use the keyboard to enter the target parameter value for the Pass Gate Pattern
used for data input. The options are 0's and 1's.
Pass Gate Speed
Use this feature to set the Pass Gate speed. The options are Auto and 1x Only.
Channel 0/Channel 1
Rank 0/Rank 1/Rank 2/Rank 3
Select Enabled to allow the Pass Gate test to be performed on a memory module
specified by the user. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Pass Gate MonteCarlo
Select Enabled to enable a algorithm search to find the maximum value of the
Pass Gate test. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Pass Gate Maximum Failures
Use this feature to specify the maximum number that Pass Gate failures will
be counted for.
Pass Gate Maximum Repetition
Use this feature to specify the number that the Pass Gate tests will be repeated.
Fast Boot
Select Enabled to skip the routine memory procedure and attempt to boot the
system using the last valid memory configuration settings at bootup. The options
are Disabled, and Enabled.
Smm Size (MB)
Use the keyboard to enter a value for the size of the SMM/TSEG region where 1
MB is aligned to.
Force Memory Map Ax
Select Enabled to force the BIOS setup utility to specify the total number of Kb (or
an error) of memory errors detected by the BIOS upon OS initialization. The options
are Enabled and Auto.
Memory Frequency
This feature sets the memory frequency limits for the DIMM modules installed on the
the motherboard. The options are Auto, DDR3-1333 (MHz), and DDR3-1600 (MHz).
Memory Channels
Use this feature to configure the settings for memory channels. The options are
Auto and Single Channel.
MRC (Maximal Ratio Combining) Debug Messages
Use this feature to set the debug output display in MRC. The options are Disabled,
Minimum, Medium, and Maximum.
DDR Voltage
Use this feature to set the DDR3 voltage setting. The default option is 100.
Fine DDR Voltage
Use this feature to set the fine DDR3 voltage setting. The options are Auto, 1.25V,
1.35V, and 1.50V.
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CKE Power Down
Select Enabled to enable CKE Power Down support which controls the low power
mode for RAM in the active power standby mode. The options are Enabled, and
Disabled.
ECC (Error Correctable Correction)
Select Enabled to enable ECC support. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Faulty Part Tracking
Select Enabled to support faulty part tracking for the system to keep track of faulty
memory parts. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
On Correctable Faulty Part
This feature displays the status of "On Correctable Faulty Part".
Patrol Scrub Enable
Patrol Scrubbing is a process that allows the CPU to correct correctable memory
errors detected on a memory module and send the correction to the requestor
(the original source). When this item is set to Enabled, North Bridge will read and
write back one cache line every 16K cycles, if there is no delay caused by internal
processing. By using this method, roughly 64 GB of memory behind North Bridge
will be scrubbed every day. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Patrol Scrub Period
Use this item to specify how often Patrol Scrubbing should be performed. Select 24
hours to allow Patrol Scrubbing to be performed every 24 hours. The options are
24 hours, 10 hours, 4 hours, and 1 hour.
Demand Scrub Enable
Demand Scrubbing is a process that allows the CPU to correct correctable memory
errors found on a memory module. When the CPU or I/O issues a demand-read
command, and the read data from memory turns out to be a correctable error, the
error will be corrected and sent to the requestor (the original source). Memory will
be updated at the same time. Select Enabled to use Demand Scrubbing for ECC
memory correction. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
AB Segments In DRAM
When this feature is set to Enabled, Target A- or B- segments will be routed to
DRAM during memory read and write cycles. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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E Segment In DRAM
When this feature is set to Enabled, Target E segment will be routed to DRAM during
memory read and write cycles. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
F Segment In DRAM
When this feature is set to Enabled, Target F segment will be routed to DRAM during
memory read and write cycles. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
ZQ Calibration
When this feature is set to Enabled, commands to calibrate DRAM output drivers
will be issued so that ZQ Calibration will be performed during a system boot or
system reset. The options are Enabled and Disabled
Rank Margin Tool
Select Enabled to enable Rank Margin Tool support. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
CMD Rate (Command Rate)
Use this feature to set the CMD rate, which is the number of clock cycles needed
for the memory to send data. The options are Auto, 1N, 2N and 3N.
Out-of-Order Memory Processing
Select Enabled to support Out-of-Order Memory Processing, which is a process
used by a computer to retrieve instructions from its memory to improve CPU performance. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Out-of-Order Aging Threshold
In a multi-core architecture, the DRAM system in a computer processes multiple
threads or streams of requests from the In_Order (FIFO: First_In_First_Out) queue
and the Out_of_Order queue in the interleaved/interconnect mode. This feature
allows the user to specify the maximum number of requests to be processed for
the same order before the system moves on and process the next thread of requests in the "Out_Of_Order" queue while in the "Out_of_Order" cycle. Once the
"Out_of_Order" cycle expires, the system will move to the "In_Order" cycle and
starts to process the requests in the "In-Order" queue. The default setting is 31.
New Request Bypass
Select Enabled for the system to skip the process currently in progress and process
a new request immediately. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Dynamic Self Refresh
Select Enabled to support Dynamic Self-Refreshing for the onboard memory controller. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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PMOP Value for PCO
Use the keyboard to enter the Opcode value for the SPID Power Mode. The default
setting is 4.
PMOP Value for PCX
Use the keyboard to enter the PCX value for the SPID Power Mode. The default
setting is 7.
Per-Bit Margins
Select Enabled to set the "per-bit margins" used in the Maximal Ratio Combining
(MRC) technique. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Open Page Policy Timer
Use the feature to set the Page_Closure timer, which will specify how long a DRAM
memory page should remain open. The options are Disabled, Immediate, 30-60 ns,
.60-120 ns, 120-240 ns, 240-480 ns, 480-960 ns, and 1-2 us.
Memory Thermal
Select Enabled to support Memory-Thermal-Management. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Memory Scrambler
Select Enabled to enable memory scrambler support for memory error correction.
The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Slow Power Down Exit
Select Enabled to use the slow-power-down mode when the system memory exits
from the pre-charge state. The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Verf Override Enable
Select Enabled to verify an override command before it is executed. The settings
are Disabled and Enabled.
South
USB
Bridge
Configuration
This submenu displays the following sub-items:
•USB Module Version
•USB Devices
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Legacy USB Support
This feature enables support for legacy USB devices. Select Auto to disable
legacy support if USB devices are not present. Select Disable to have USB
devices available only for EFI applications. The options are Enabled, Disabled
and Auto.
USB 3.0 Support
Select Enabled for onboard USB 3.0 support. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
XHCI Hand-Off
This item is a work-around solution for operating systems that do not support
XHCI (Extensible Host Controller Interface) hand-off. The XHCI ownership
change should be claimed by the XHCI driver. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
EHCI Hand-Off
This item is for the Operating Systems that do not support Enhanced Host
Controller Interface (EHCI) hand-off. When this item is enabled, EHCI ownership change will be claimed by the EHCI driver. The settings are Enabled and
Disabled.
USB Mass Storage Driver Support
Select Enabled for USB Mass Storage Driver support. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
Port 60/64 Emulation
This feature enables or disables I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. This feature should be enabled for complete USB keyboard legacy support for operating systems that cannot detect the presence of USB devices. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
USB Hardware Delays and Time-Out
USB Transfer Time-Out
Use the keyboard to enter the time-out value for USB Control/Bulk/Interrupt
transfers. The default setting is 20 seconds.
Device Reset Time-Out
Use the keyboard to enter time-out value during a USB mass_storage_device
reset. The options are Auto and Manual.
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Device Power-Up Delay
Use the feature to set the maximum time a USB device will wait before reporting itself to the host controller. Select Auto to use the manufacturer's default
setting. Select Manual to set the default setting manually. The default setting
is 20 seconds.
SATA
Configuration
When this submenu is selected, the AMI BIOS automatically detects the presence
of the SATA Devices and displays the following items:
SATA 3 Controller
This feature allows the user to configure the settings of SATA 3.0 devices
SATA 3 Controller
Select Enabled to enable the onboard SATA 3.0 controller. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
SATA Mode
This item sets SATA device mode. The options are IDE and AHCI.
LPM (Link Power Management)
Select Enabled to support Link Power Management to improve system power
management. The options are Disabled, and Enabled.
ALPM (Aggressive Link Power Management)
Select Enabled to support Aggressive Link Power Management to enhance
system power performance. The options are Disabled, and Enabled.
Overwrite SIR Values
Select Enabled to overwrite SIR values. The options are Enabled, and Disabled.
SATA Port 0/SATA Port 1
The submenu below allows the user to configure the following settings for SATA
Port 0 or SATA Port 1.
Spin Up
On an edge detect from 0 to 1, use this feature to set a COMRESET initialization
sequence for a device. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Hot Plug
This feature designates this port for hot plugging. Set this item to Enabled for hotplugging support, which will allow the user to replace a SATA drive without shutting
down the system. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
External Device
Select Enabled for external SATA device support. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Mechanical Switch
Select Enabled for mechanical switch support. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
SATA 2 Controller
This feature allows the user to configure the settings of SATA 2.0 devices
SATA Controller
Select Enabled to enable the onboard SATA 2.0 controller on the motherboard. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
SATA Mode
This item selects the mode for the installed SATA drives. The options are IDE,
and AHCI.
LPM (Link Power Management)
Select Enabled to support Link Power Management to improve system power
management. The options are Disabled, and Enabled.
Aggressive Link Power Management
This feature Enables or Disables Agressive Link Power Management support for Cougar Point B0 stepping and later. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Overwrite SIR Values
Select Enabled to overwrite SIR values. The options are Enabled, and Disabled.
SATA Port 2/SATA Port 3/SATA Port 4/SATA Port 5
The submenu below allows the user to configure the following settings for SATA
Port 2, SATA Port 3, SATA Port 4, or SATA Port 5.
Spin Up
On an edge detect from 0 to 1, use this feature to set a COMRESET initialization
sequence for a device. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Hot Plug
This feature designates a port specified by a user for hot plugging. Set this item
to Enabled for hot-plugging support, which will allow the user to replace a SATA
drive without shutting down the system. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
External Device
Select Enabled for external SATA device support. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Mechanical Switch
Select Enabled for mechanical switch support. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
PCIe/PCI/PnP Configuration
PCI Latency Timer
Use this feature to set the latency Timer of each PCI device installed on a PCI bus.
Select 32 to set the PCI latency to 32 PCI clock cycles. The options are 32 PCI
Bus Clocks, 64 PCI Bus Clocks, 96 PCI Bus Clocks, 128 PCI Bus Clocks, 160 PCI
Bus Clocks, 192 PCI Bus Clocks, 224 PCI Bus Clocks and 248 PCI Bus Clocks.
VGA Palette Snoop
Select Enabled to support VGA palette register snooping which will allow the PCI
cards that do not contain their own VGA color palettes to examine the video cards
palette to mimic it for proper color display. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
PERR# Generation
Select Enabled to allow a PCI device to generate a PERR number for a PCI Bus
Signal Error Event. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
SERR# Generation
Select Enabled to allow a PCI device to generate an SERR number for a PCI Bus
Signal Error Event. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
System Error Logging
If this item is set to enabled, an error log will be created when a system error occurs. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Maximum Payload
Select Auto to allow the system BIOS to automatically set the maximum payload
value for a PCI-E device to enhance system performance. The options are Auto,
128 Bytes, 256 Bytes, 512 Bytes, 1024 Bytes, 2048 Bytes, and 4096 Bytes.
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Maximum Read Request
Select Auto to allow the system BIOS to automatically set the maximum Read
Request size for a PCI-E device to enhance system performance. The options are
Auto, 128 Bytes, 256 Bytes, 512 Bytes, 1024 Bytes, 2048 Bytes, and 4096 Bytes.
ASPM Support
This feature allows the user to set the Active State Power Management (ASPM)
level for a PCI-E device. Select Force L0 to force all PCI-E links to operate at L0
state. Select Auto to allow the system BIOS to automatically set the ASPM level for
the system. Select Disabled to disable ASPM support. The options are Disabled,
Force L0, and Auto.
Warning: Enabling ASPM support may cause some PCI-E devices to fail!
Above 4G Decoding (Available if the system supports 64-bit PCI decoding)
Select Enabled to decode a 64-bit PCI device in the space above 4G Address. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
Launch Storage OPROM Policy
This feature controls how the system executes UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware
Interface), and legacy storage OPROM. Select Legacy Only to boot the system
using a legacy storage device. The options are Do Not Use, UEFI Only Legacy
Only, Legacy First, UEFI First.
PCIe Slot 1 OPROM
Select Enabled to enable Option ROM support to boot the computer using a network interface device install in the slot specified above. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
Launch Video OPROM Policy
This feature controls how the system executes UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware
Interface) and video device OPROM. Select Legacy Only to boot the system using
a legacy device installed in a video port. The options are Do Not Use, UEFI Only
Legacy Only, Legacy First, UEFI First.
VGA Priority
This feature allows the user to select the graphics adapter to be used as the primary
boot device. The options are Onboard, and Offboard.
Launch Network OPROM Policy
This feature controls how the system executes UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware
Interface) and LAN device OPROM. Select Legacy Only to boot the system using
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a legacy device installed in a LAN port. The options are Do Not Use, UEFI Only
Legacy Only, Legacy First, UEFI First.
Onboard LAN Option ROM Select
Select iSCSI to use the iSCSI Option ROM to boot the computer using a network
device. Select PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) to use an PXE Option ROM
to boot the computer using a network device. The options are iSCSI and PXE.
Load Onboard LAN1 Option ROM/Load Onboard LAN2 Option ROM/Load
Onboard LAN3 Option ROM/Load Onboard LAN4 Option ROM
Select Enabled to enable the onboard LAN1 Option ROM~LAN4 Option ROM.
This is to boot the computer using a network device. The default setting for LAN1
Option ROM is Enabled, and the default settings for LAN2 Option ROM/LAN3
Option ROM/LAN4 Option ROM are Disabled.
ACPI
Settings
High Precision Event Timer
Select Enabled to activate the High Performance Event Timer (HPET) that produces
periodic interrupts at a much higher frequency than a Real-time Clock (RTC) does in
synchronizing multimedia streams, providing smooth playback and reducing the dependency on other timestamp calculation devices, such as an x86 RDTSC Instruction embedded in the CPU. The High Performance Event Timer is used to replace
the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
WHEA Support
This feature Enables the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) support for
the Windows 2008 (or a later vision) operating system. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
Trusted
Computing Configuration (Available when a TPM
Device is Detected and TPM Jumper is Enabled)
Configuration
Security Device Support
Select Enable for the AMI BIOS to automatically download the drivers needed
to provide Trusted Computing platform support for this machine to ensure date
integrity and network security. The options are Disable and Enable.
TPM State
Select Enabled to use TPM (Trusted Platform Module) settings for system data
security. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Note: The system will reboot for the change on TPM State to take effect.
Pending Operation
Use this item to schedule a TPM-related operation to be performed by a security
device for TPM support. The options are None, Enable Take Ownership, Disable
Take Ownership, and TPM Clear.
Note: The computer will reboot to carry out a pending TPM operation and
change TPM state for a TPM device.
Current Status Information
This feature indicates the status of the following TPM items:
TPM Enabled Status
TPM Active Status
TPM Owner Status
Intel TXT (LT) Support
Intel TXT (Trusted Execution Technology) helps protect against software-based
attacks to ensure the security, confidentiality, and integrity of all data stored in the
system. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Super
IO Configuration
Super IO Chip AST2400
Serial Port 0 Configuration /Serial Port 1 Configuration
This submenu allows the user the configure settings of Serial Port 1 or Serial Port 2.
Serial Port
Select Enabled to enable the a selected onboard serial port. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Device Settings
This item displays the status of a serial part specified by the user.
Change Settings
This feature specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address
of a serial port specified by the user. Select Auto to allow the BIOS to automatically
assign the base I/O and IRQ address.
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The options for Serial Port 1 are Auto, (IO=3F8h; IRQ=4), (IO=3F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12), (IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12), (IO=3E8h; IRQ=3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12) and (IO=2E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12).
The options for Serial Port 2 are Auto, (IO=2F8h; IRQ=3), (IO=3F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12), (IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12), (IO=3E8h; IRQ=3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12) and (IO=2E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12).
Device Mode
Use this feature to set the optimal setting for a super I/O device. The options are
24MHz/13 and 24MHz.
Serial Port 2 Attribute (Available for Serial Port 2 only)
This feature specifies the attribute of Serial Port 2. The options are SOL and COM.
Serial
Port Console Redirection
COM1 Console Redirection, COM2/SOL Console Redirection
Console Redirection
Select Enabled to enable console redirection support for a serial port specified by
the user. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Console Redirection Settings
This feature allows the user to specify how the host computer will exchange data
with the client computer, which is the remote computer used by the user.
Terminal Type
This feature allows the user to select the target terminal emulation type for Console Redirection. Select VT100 to use the ASCII Character set. Select VT100+ to
add color and function key support. Select ANSI to use the Extended ASCII Character Set. Select VT-UTF8 to use UTF8 encoding to map Unicode characters
into one or more bytes. The options are ANSI, VT100, VT100+, and VT-UTF8.
Bits Per second
Use this feature to set the transmission speed for a serial port used in Console
Redirection. Make sure that the same speed is used in the host computer and the
client computer. A lower transmission speed may be required for long and busy
lines. The options are 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600 and 115200 (bits per second).
Data Bits
Use this feature to set the data transmission size for Console Redirection. The
options are 7 Bits and 8 Bits.
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Parity
A parity bit can be sent along with regular data bits to detect data transmission
errors. Select Even if the parity bit is set to 0, and the number of 1's in data bits
is even. Select Odd if the parity bit is set to 0, and the number of 1's in data bits
is odd. Select None if you do not want to send a parity bit with your data bits
in transmission. Select Mark to add a mark as a parity bit to be sent along with
the data bits. Select Space to add a Space as a parity bit to be sent with your
data bits. The options are None, Even, Odd, Mark and Space.
Stop Bits
A stop bit indicates the end of a serial data packet. Select 1 Stop Bit for standard
serial data communication. Select 2 Stop Bits if slower devices are used. The
options are 1 and 2.
Flow Control
Use this feature to set the flow control for Console Redirection to prevent data
loss caused by buffer overflow. Send a "Stop" signal to stop sending data when
the receiving buffer is full. Send a "Start" signal to start sending data when the
receiving buffer is empty. The options are None and Hardware RTS/CTS.
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Select Enabled to enable VT-UTF8 Combination Key support for ANSI/VT100
terminals. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Recorder Mode
Select Enabled to capture the data displayed on a terminal and send it as text
messages to a remote server. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Resolution 100x31
Select Enabled for extended-terminal resolution support. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Legacy OS Redirection Resolution
Use this feature to select the number of rows and columns used in Console
Redirection for legacy OS support. The options are 80x24 and 80x25.
Putty KeyPad
This feature selects the settings for Function Keys and KeyPad used for Putty,
which is a terminal emulator designed for the Windows OS. The options are
VT100, LINUX, XTERMR6, SC0, ESCN, and VT400.
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Redirection After BIOS Post
Use this feature to enable or disable legacy console redirection after BIOS POST.
When set to Bootloader, legacy console redirection is disabled before booting
the OS. When set to Always Enable, legacy console redirection remains enabled
when booting the OS. The options are Always Enable and Bootloader.
Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management/Windows Emergency Management
Services (EMS)
The submenu allows the user to configure Console Redirection settings to support
Out-of-Band Serial Port management.
Console Redirection (for EMS)
Select Enabled to use a COM Port selected by the user for Console Redirection.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Console
Redirection Settings (for EMS)
This feature allows the user to specify how the host computer will exchange
data with the client computer, which is the remote computer used by the user.
Out-of-Band Management Port
The feature selects a serial port used by the Microsoft Windows Emergency
Management Services (EMS) to communicate with a remote server. The options
are COM1 Console Redirection and COM2/SOL Console Redirection.
Terminal Type
This feature allows the user to select the target terminal emulation type for Console Redirection. Select VT100 to use the ASCII character set. Select VT100+
to add color and function key support. Select ANSI to use the extended ASCII
character set. Select VT-UTF8 to use UTF8 encoding to map Unicode characters
into one or more bytes. The options are ANSI, VT100, VT100+, and VT-UTF8.
Bits Per Second
This item sets the transmission speed for a serial port used in Console Redirection. Make sure that the same speed is used in the host computer and the client
computer. A lower transmission speed may be required for long and busy lines.
The options are 9600, 19200, 57600, and 115200 (bits per second).
Flow Control
This feature allows the user to set the flow control for Console Redirection to
prevent data loss caused by buffer overflow. Send a "Stop" signal to stop sending data when the receiving buffer is full. Send a "Start" signal to start sending
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data when the receiving buffer is empty. The options are None, Hardware RTS/
CTS, and Software Xon/Xoff.
Data Bits, Parity, Stop Bits
The status of each item above is displayed.
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4-4 Event Logs
Change
SMBIOS Event Log Settings
Enabling/Disabling Options
SMBIOS Event Log
Change this item to enable or disable all features of the SMBIOS Event Logging
during system boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Erasing Settings
Erase Event Log
If No is selected, data stored in the event log will not be erased. Select Yes, Next
Reset, data in the event log will be erased upon next system reboot. Select Yes,
Every Reset, data in the event log will be erased upon every system reboot. The
options are No, Yes, Next reset, and Yes, Every reset.
When Log is Full
Select Erase Immediately for all messages to be automatically erased from the
event log when the event log memory is full. The options are Do Nothing and
Erase Immediately.
SMBIOS Event Long Standard Settings
Log System Boot Event
This option toggles the System Boot Event logging to enabled or disabled. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
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MECI
The Multiple Event Count Increment (MECI) counter counts the number of occurences that a duplicate event must happen before the MECI counter is incremented.
This is a numeric value. The default value is 1.
METW
The Multiple Event Time Window (METW) defines number of minutes must pass
between duplicate log events before MECI is incremented. This is in minutes, from
0 to 99. The default value is 60.
Customer Options
Log OEM Codes
Select Enabled to log the status of OEM EFI codes. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Convert OEM Codes
Select Enabled to convert the OEM Status codes to the standard SMBIOS codes.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
View
SMBIOS Event Log
This section displays the contents of the SMBIOS Event Log.
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4-5 IPMI
Use this feature to configure Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)
settings.
IPMI Firmware Revision
This item indicates the IPMI firmware revision used in your system.
Status BMC (Baseboard Management Cont
This item indicates the status of the IPMI firmware installed in your system.
BMC Network Configuration
BMC Network Congifuration
LAN Channel 1: This feature allows the user to configure the setting for LAN Port 1.
Configuration Address Source
This feature allows the user to select the source of the IP address for this computer. If Static is selected, you will need to know the IP address of this computer
and enter it to the system manually in the field. If DHCP is selected, the BIOS will
search for a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server in the network
that is attached to and request the next available IP address for this computer.
The options are DHCP and Static. The following items are assigned IP addresses
automatically if DHCP is selected.
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Station IP Address
This item displays the Station IP address for this computer. This should be in decimal
and in dotted quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253).
Subnet Mask
This item displays the sub-network that this computer belongs to. The value of each
three-digit number separated by dots should not exceed 255.
Station MAC Address
This item displays the Station MAC address for this computer. Mac addresses are
6 two-digit hexadecimal numbers.
Router IP Address
This item displays the Router IP address for this computer. This should be in decimal
and in dotted quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253).
Router MAC Address
This item displays the Router MAC address for this computer. Mac addresses are
6 two-digit hexadecimal numbers.
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4-6 Security Settings
This menu allows the user to configure the following security settings for the
system.
•
If the Administrator password is defined ONLY - this controls access to the
BIOS setup ONLY.
•
If the User's password is defined ONLY - this password will need to be entered
upon each system boot, and will also have Administrator rights in the setup.
•
Passwords must be at least 3 and up to 20 characters long.
Administrator Password
Press Enter to create a new, or change an existing Administrator password.
User Password
Use this feature to set a User Password which is required to log into the system
and to enter the BIOS setup utility. The length of the password should be from 3
characters to 20 characters long.
Secure
Boot Menu
This section displays the contents of the following secure boot features:
•System Mode
•Secure Boot
Secure Boot Mode
Use this item to select the secure boot mode. The options are Standard and
Custom.
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Key Management
This submenu allows the user to configure the following Key Management settings.
Factory Default Key Provision
Select Enabled to install the default Secure-Boot keys set by the manufacturer. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Enroll All Factory Default Keys
Select Yes to install all default secure keys set by the manufacturer. The options
are Yes and No.
Save All Secure Boot Variables
This feature allows the user to decide if all secure boot variables should be saved.
Platform Key (PK)
This feature allows the user to configure the settings of the platform keys.
Delete PK (Platform Keys)
This feature allows the user to configure the settings for platform keys deletion.
Set New PK (Platform Keys)
Select Yes to load the new platform keys from the manufacturer's defaults. Select
No to load the platform keys from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Key Exchange Key DataBase (KEK)
Save Key Exchange Key DataBase (KEK)
Select Yes to load the KEK from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the
KEK from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append Key Exchange Key (KEK)
Select Yes to add the KEK from the manufacturer's defaults list to the existing KEK.
Select No to load the KEK from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Authorized Signature Database (DB)
Set New DB
Select Yes to load the database from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load
the DB from a file. The options are Yes and No.
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Append DB
Select Yes to add the database from the manufacturer's defaults to the existing DB.
Select No to load the DB from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Forbiden Signature Database (DBX)
Set New DBX
Select Yes to load the DBX from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the
DBX from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append DBX
Select Yes to add the DBX from the manufacturer's defaults to the existing DBX.
Select No to load the DBX from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Image Execution Policy
This submenu allows the user to configure the following settings for the Image
Execution Policy.
Internal FV
This feature allows the user to set the Image Execution policy for each device path
when a security violation occurs. The default setting is Always Execute.
Option ROM
This feature allows the user to set the Option ROM Execution policy for each device
path when a security violation occurs. The default setting is Deny Execute.
Removable Media
This feature allows the user to set the Removable Media Execution policy for each
device path when a security violation occurs. The default setting is Deny Execute.
Fixed Media
This feature allows the user to set the Fixed Media Execution policy for each device
path when a security violation occurs. The default setting is Deny Execute.
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4-7 Boot Settings
Use this feature to configure Boot Settings:
Boot Option Priorities
This option prioritizes the order of bootable devices that the system to boot from.
Press [ENTER] on each entry from top to bottom to select devices.
•Boot Option #1
•Boot Option #2
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4-8 Save & Exit
Select the Exit tab from the BIOS setup utility screen to enter the Exit BIOS Setup
screen.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option to quit the BIOS Setup without making any permanent changes
to the system configuration, and reboot the computer. Select Discard Changes and
Exit from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Save Changes and Reset
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option to
leave the BIOS setup utility and reboot the computer, so the new system configuration parameters can take effect. Select Save Changes and Exit from the Exit menu
and press <Enter>.
Save Options
Save Changes
After completing the system configuration changes, select this option to save the
changes you have made. This will not reset (reboot) the system.
Discard Changes
Select this option and press <Enter> to discard all the changes and return to the
AMI BIOS utility Program.
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Restore Defaults
To set this feature, select Restore Defaults from the Save & Exit menu and press
<Enter>. These are factory settings designed for maximum system stability, but not
for maximum performance.
Save As User Defaults
To set this feature, select Save as User Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>. This enables the user to save any changes to the BIOS setup for future use.
Restore User Defaults
To set this feature, select Restore User Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>. Use this feature to retrieve user-defined settings that were saved previously.
Boot Override
Listed on this section are other boot options for the system (i.e., Built-in EFI shell).
Select an option and press <Enter>. Your system will boot to the selected boot
option.
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Appendix A: POST Error Beep Codes
Appendix A
BIOS Error Beep Codes
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed each time
the system is powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue
with bootup. The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors will not allow the system to continue to bootup. If a fatal error occurs, you should consult with your system manufacturer for possible repairs.
These fatal errors are usually communicated through a series of audible beeps.
The numbers on the fatal error list correspond to the number of beeps for the
corresponding error.
A-1 BIOS Error Beep Codes
BIOS Error Beep Codes
Beep Code/LED
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Circuits have been reset.
(Ready to power up)
5 short beeps + 1 long
beep
Memory error
No memory detected in the
system
8 beeps
Display memory
read/write error
Video adapter missing or with
faulty memory
OH LED On
System OH
System Overheat
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Notes
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Appendix B: Software Installation Instructions
Appendix B
Software Installation Instructions
B-1 Installing Software Programs
The Supermicro ftp site contains drivers and utilities for your system at ftp://ftp.
supermicro.com. Some of these must be installed, such as the chipset driver.
After accessing the ftp site, go into the CDR_Images directory and locate the ISO
file for your motherboard. Download this file to create a CD/DVD of the drivers and
utilities it contains. (You may also use a utility to extract the ISO file if preferred.)
Another option is to go to the Supermicro Website at http://www.supermicro.com/
products/. Find the product page for your motherboard here, where you may download individual drivers and utilities.
After creating a CD/DVD with the ISO files, insert the disk into the CD/DVD drive
on your system and the display shown below should appear.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note 1: Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the
readme files for each item. Click the computer icons to the right of these
items to install each item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After
installing each item, you must re-boot the system before moving on
to the next item on the list. The bottom icon with a CD on it allows you
to view the entire contents.
Note 2: When making a storage driver diskette by booting into a Driver
CD, please set the SATA Configuration to "Compatible Mode" and configure
SATA as IDE in the BIOS Setup. After making the driver diskette, be sure
to change the SATA settings back to your original settings.
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B-2 Installing SuperDoctor5
The Supermicro SuperDoctor® 5 is a hardware monitoring program that functions in
a command-line or web-based interface in Windows and Linux operating systems.
The program monitors system health information such as CPU temperature, system
voltages, system power consumption, fan speed, and provides alerts via email or
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
SuperDoctor 5 comes in local and remote management versions and can be used
with Nagios to maximize your system monitoring needs. With SuperDoctor 5 Management Server (SSM Server), you can remotely control power on/off and reset
chassis intrusion for multiple systems with SuperDoctor 5 or IPMI. SD5 Management Server monitors HTTP, FTP, and SMTP services to optimize the efficiency of
your operation.
Note: The default User Name and Password for SuperDoctor 5 is admin
/admin.
SuperDoctor 5 Interface Display Screen (Health Information)
Note: The SuperDoctor 5 program and User’s Manual can be downloaded
from the Supermicro web site at http://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/
sms_sd5.cfm.
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Appendix C
UEFI BIOS Recovery Instructions
Warning: Do not upgrade the BIOS unless your system has a BIOS-related issue.
Flashing the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to the system. In no event shall
Supermicro be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages
arising from a BIOS update. If you need to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset
the system while the BIOS is updating to avoid possible boot failure.
C-1 An Overview to the UEFI BIOS
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification provides a softwarebased interface between the operating system and the platform firmware in the
pre-boot environment. The UEFI specification supports an architecture-independent
mechanism for add-on card initialization to allow the UEFI OS loader, which is stored
in the add-on card, to boot up the system. UEFI offers a clean, hands-off control
to a computer system at bootup.
C-2 How to Recover the UEFI BIOS Image (-the Main
BIOS Block)
A UEF BIOS flash chip consists of a recovery BIOS block, comprised of two boot
blocks and a main BIOS block (a main BIOS image). The boot block contains critical
BIOS codes, including memory detection and recovery codes for the user to flash
a new BIOS image if the original main BIOS image is corrupted. When the system
power is on, the boot block codes execute first. Once that is completed, the main
BIOS code will continue with system initialization and bootup.
Note: Follow the BIOS Recovery instructions below for BIOS recovery
when the main BIOS boot crashes. However, when the BIOS boot block
crashes, you will need to follow the procedures in Appendix D.
C-3 To Recover the Main BIOS Block Using a USBAttached Device
This feature allows the user to recover a BIOS image using a USB-attached device
without additional utilities used. A USB flash device such as a USB Flash Drive, or
a USB CD/DVD ROM/RW device can be used for this purpose. However, a USB
Hard Disk drive cannot be used for BIOS recovery at this time.
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To perform UEFI BIOS recovery using a USB-attached device, follow the instructions below.
1. Using a different machine, copy the "Super.ROM" binary image file into the
disc Root "\" Directory of a USB device or a writeable CD/DVD.
Note: If you cannot locate the "Super.ROM" file in your driver disk, visit
our website at www.supermicro.com to download the BIOS image into
a USB flash device and rename it "Super ROM" for BIOS recovery use.
2. Insert the USB device that contains the new BIOS image ("Super.ROM") into
your USB drive and power on the system
3. While powering on the system, keep pressing <Ctrl> and <Home> simultaneously on your keyboard until your hear two short beeps. This may take from a
few seconds to one minute.
4. After locating the new BIOS binary image, the system will enter the BIOS
Recovery menu as shown below.
Note: At this point, you may decide if you want to start with BIOS Recovery. If you decide to proceed with BIOS Recovery, follow the procedures
below.
5. When the screen as shown above displays, using the arrow key, select the
item- "Proceed with flash update" and press the <Enter> key. You will see the
progress of BIOS Recovery as shown in the screen below.
Note: Do not interrupt the process of BIOS flashing until it is completed.
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6. After the process of BIOS Recovery is complete, press any key to reboot the
system.
7. Using a different system, extract the BIOS package into a bootable USB flash
drive.
8. When a DOS prompt appears, enter AMI.BAT BIOSname.### at the prompt.
Note: Do not interrupt this process until BIOS flashing is completed.
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9. After seeing the message that BIOS update is completed, unplug the AC power cable from the power supply to clear CMOS, and then plug the AC power
cable in the power supply again to power on the system.
10.Press <Del> continuously to enter the BIOS Setup utility.
11. Press <F3> to load default settings.
12.After loading default settings, press <F4> to save the settings and exit the
BIOS Setup utility.
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(Disclaimer Continued)
The products sold by Supermicro are not intended for and will not be used in life support systems, medical equipment, nuclear facilities or systems, aircraft, aircraft devices,
aircraft/emergency communication devices or other critical systems whose failure to perform be reasonably expected to result in significant injury or loss of life or catastrophic
property damage. Accordingly, Supermicro disclaims any and all liability, and should buyer use or sell such products for use in such ultra-hazardous applications, it does so
entirely at its own risk. Furthermore, buyer agrees to fully indemnify, defend and hold Supermicro harmless for and against any and all claims, demands, actions, litigation, and
proceedings of any kind arising out of or related to such ultra-hazardous use or sale.
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