IMBA-Q870-i2 ATX Motherboard
IMBA-Q870-i2 ATX Motherboard
MODEL:
IMBA-Q870-i2
ATX Motherboard with LGA1150 Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3,
Pentium® or Celeron® CPU, Intel® Q87 Chipset, Dual GbE,
DDR3, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, USB 3.0, COM Ports
Six SATA 6Gb/s Ports, IPMI 2.0 and RoHS
User Manual
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IMBA-Q870-i2 ATX Motherboard
Revision
Date
Version
Changes
December 13, 2016
1.03
Modified the max. supported resolution of the DVI-D
connector (Table 1-1)
September 6, 2016
1.02
Modified the system fan connector 2 (SYS_FAN2) pinouts
(Table 3-13)
March 13, 2014
1.01
Deleted I2C information
January 8, 2014
1.00
Initial release
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Copyright
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
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improve reliability, design and function and does not represent a commitment on the part
of the manufacturer.
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Manual Conventions
WARNING
Warnings appear where overlooked details may cause damage to the
equipment or result in personal injury. Warnings should be taken
seriously.
CAUTION
Cautionary messages should be heeded to help reduce the chance of
losing data or damaging the product.
NOTE
These messages inform the reader of essential but non-critical
information. These messages should be read carefully as any directions
or instructions contained therein can help avoid making mistakes.
HOT SURFACE
This symbol indicates a hot surface that should not be touched without
taking care.
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Table of Contents
1 INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................... 1
1.1 INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................... 2
1.2 BENEFITS ................................................................................................................... 2
1.3 FEATURES ................................................................................................................... 3
1.4 CONNECTORS ............................................................................................................. 4
1.5 DIMENSIONS ............................................................................................................... 5
1.6 DATA FLOW ................................................................................................................ 6
1.7 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ...................................................................................... 7
2 PACKING LIST ........................................................................................................... 10
2.1 ANTI-STATIC PRECAUTIONS .......................................................................................11
2.2 UNPACKING PRECAUTIONS ........................................................................................11
2.3 PACKING LIST........................................................................................................... 12
2.4 OPTIONAL ITEMS ...................................................................................................... 13
3 CONNECTORS ........................................................................................................... 16
3.1 PERIPHERAL INTERFACE CONNECTORS..................................................................... 17
3.1.1 IMBA-Q870-i2 Layout ..................................................................................... 17
3.1.2 Peripheral Interface Connectors ..................................................................... 18
3.1.3 External Interface Panel Connectors............................................................... 19
3.2 INTERNAL PERIPHERAL CONNECTORS ...................................................................... 20
3.2.1 Additional Power Connector ........................................................................... 20
3.2.2 ATX Power Connector ..................................................................................... 21
3.2.3 Battery Connector............................................................................................ 22
3.2.4 Chassis Intrusion Connector............................................................................ 23
3.2.5 CPU Power Connector .................................................................................... 24
3.2.6 DisplayPort Connector .................................................................................... 25
3.2.7 Digital I/O Connector ...................................................................................... 26
3.2.8 EC Debug Connector....................................................................................... 27
3.2.9 Fan Connector (CPU)...................................................................................... 28
3.2.10 Fan Connectors (System)............................................................................... 29
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3.2.11 Front Panel Audio Connector ........................................................................ 31
3.2.12 Front Panel Connector .................................................................................. 32
3.2.13 iRIS Module Slot ............................................................................................ 33
3.2.14 Keyboard and Mouse Connector ................................................................... 34
3.2.15 LAN LED Connectors .................................................................................... 35
3.2.16 Memory Card Slots ........................................................................................ 36
3.2.17 mSATA Card Slot............................................................................................ 36
3.2.18 Parallel Port Connector ................................................................................ 38
3.2.19 Power Button ................................................................................................. 39
3.2.20 SATA 6Gb/s Drive Connectors....................................................................... 40
3.2.21 Serial Port Connectors, RS-232..................................................................... 41
3.2.22 Serial Port Connector, RS-422/485................................................................ 43
3.2.23 SMBus Connector .......................................................................................... 44
3.2.24 SPI Flash Connector...................................................................................... 45
3.2.25 SPI Flash Connector, EC ............................................................................... 45
3.2.26 TPM Connector.............................................................................................. 46
3.2.27 USB 2.0 Connectors....................................................................................... 47
3.2.28 USB 3.0 Connector ........................................................................................ 48
3.3 EXTERNAL PERIPHERAL INTERFACE CONNECTOR PANEL ......................................... 49
3.3.1 Audio Connector .............................................................................................. 50
3.3.2 Keyboard/Mouse and USB 2.0 Connectors ..................................................... 51
3.3.3 Ethernet and USB 2.0 Connectors ................................................................... 51
3.3.4 Ethernet and USB 3.0 Connectors ................................................................... 52
3.3.5 HDMI Port Connector ..................................................................................... 53
3.3.6 Serial Port Connector (COM1) ....................................................................... 54
3.3.7 VGA and DVI Connectors................................................................................ 55
4 INSTALLATION ......................................................................................................... 57
4.1 ANTI-STATIC PRECAUTIONS ...................................................................................... 58
4.2 INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS .............................................................................. 58
4.2.1 Socket LGA1150 CPU Installation .................................................................. 60
4.2.2 Socket LGA1150 Cooling Kit Installation........................................................ 63
4.2.3 DIMM Installation ........................................................................................... 65
4.2.4 iRIS-2400 Module Installation......................................................................... 66
4.2.5 mSATA Card Installation.................................................................................. 67
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4.3 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION ......................................................................................... 68
4.3.1 AT/ATX Power Mode Setting ........................................................................... 69
4.3.2 Clear CMOS Button......................................................................................... 69
4.3.3 Flash Descriptor Security Override................................................................. 70
4.3.4 mSATA Slot Setup ............................................................................................. 70
4.3.5 PCIe x16 Interface Setup ................................................................................. 71
4.3.6 USB Power Select ............................................................................................ 71
4.4 INTERNAL PERIPHERAL DEVICE CONNECTIONS ........................................................ 72
4.4.1 SATA Drive Connection ................................................................................... 72
4.5 EXTERNAL PERIPHERAL INTERFACE CONNECTION ................................................... 74
4.5.1 Audio Connector .............................................................................................. 74
4.5.2 DVI Display Device Connection...................................................................... 75
4.5.3 HDMI Display Device Connection .................................................................. 76
4.5.4 LAN Connection............................................................................................... 77
4.5.5 PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Connection ........................................................... 78
4.5.6 Serial Device Connection ................................................................................ 79
4.5.7 USB Connection (Dual Connector) ................................................................. 80
4.5.8 VGA Monitor Connection ................................................................................ 81
4.6 INTEL® AMT SETUP PROCEDURE ............................................................................. 82
4.7 IPMI SETUP PROCEDURE ......................................................................................... 83
4.7.1 Managed System Hardware Setup ................................................................... 83
4.7.2 Using the IEI iMAN Web GUI.......................................................................... 84
5 BIOS .............................................................................................................................. 86
5.1 INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................... 87
5.1.1 Starting Setup................................................................................................... 87
5.1.2 Using Setup ...................................................................................................... 87
5.1.3 Getting Help..................................................................................................... 88
5.1.4 Unable to Reboot after Configuration Changes .............................................. 88
5.1.5 BIOS Menu Bar................................................................................................ 88
5.2 MAIN........................................................................................................................ 89
5.3 ADVANCED ............................................................................................................... 91
5.3.1 ACPI Settings ................................................................................................... 92
5.3.2 RTC Wake Settings ........................................................................................... 93
5.3.3 Trusted Computing ........................................................................................... 94
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5.3.4 CPU Information.............................................................................................. 95
5.3.5 SATA Configuration ......................................................................................... 98
5.3.6 Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology....................................................................... 99
5.3.7 AMT Configuration ........................................................................................ 100
5.3.8 USB Configuration......................................................................................... 101
5.3.9 F81866 Super IO Configuration .................................................................... 102
5.3.9.1 Serial Port n Configuration ..................................................................... 103
5.3.9.2 Parallel Port Configuration ..................................................................... 109
5.3.10 iWDD H/W Monitor ......................................................................................110
5.3.10.1 Smart Fan Mode Configuration .............................................................112
5.3.11 Serial Port Console Redirection....................................................................113
5.3.12 iEi Feature ....................................................................................................116
5.4 CHIPSET ..................................................................................................................117
5.4.1 PCH-IO Configuration ...................................................................................118
5.4.1.1 PCI Express Configuration ..................................................................... 120
5.4.1.2 PCH Azalia Configuration ...................................................................... 121
5.4.2 System Agent (SA) Configuration .................................................................. 121
5.4.2.1 Graphics Configuration........................................................................... 122
5.4.2.2 NB PCIe Configuration........................................................................... 125
5.4.2.3 Memory Configuration ........................................................................... 126
5.5 BOOT...................................................................................................................... 127
5.6 SECURITY ............................................................................................................... 129
5.7 EXIT ....................................................................................................................... 129
6 SOFTWARE DRIVERS ............................................................................................ 131
6.1 AVAILABLE SOFTWARE DRIVERS ............................................................................ 132
6.2 SOFTWARE INSTALLATION ...................................................................................... 132
6.3 CHIPSET DRIVER INSTALLATION ............................................................................. 134
6.4 GRAPHICS DRIVER INSTALLATION .......................................................................... 137
6.5 LAN DRIVER INSTALLATION .................................................................................. 140
6.6 USB 3.0 DRIVER INSTALLATION ............................................................................ 144
6.7 AUDIO DRIVER INSTALLATION ............................................................................... 148
6.7.1 BIOS Setup ..................................................................................................... 148
6.7.2 Driver Installation ......................................................................................... 148
6.8 INTEL® AMT DRIVER INSTALLATION .................................................................... 150
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A REGULATORY COMPLIANCE ............................................................................ 154
B PRODUCT DISPOSAL ............................................................................................ 156
C BIOS OPTIONS ........................................................................................................ 158
D DIGITAL I/O INTERFACE..................................................................................... 162
E WATCHDOG TIMER............................................................................................... 165
F HAZARDOUS MATERIALS DISCLOSURE........................................................ 168
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List of Figures
Figure 1-1: IMBA-Q870-i2...............................................................................................................2
Figure 1-2: IMBA-Q870-i2 Connectors..........................................................................................4
Figure 1-3: IMBA-Q870-i2 Dimensions (mm) ...............................................................................5
Figure 1-4: Data Flow Diagram......................................................................................................6
Figure 3-1: Connectors and Jumpers.........................................................................................17
Figure 3-2: Additional Power Connector Location....................................................................20
Figure 3-3: ATX Power Connector Location ..............................................................................21
Figure 3-4: Battery Connector Location.....................................................................................23
Figure 3-5: Chassis Intrusion Connector Location...................................................................24
Figure 3-6: CPU Power Connector Location..............................................................................25
Figure 3-7: DisplayPort Connector Location .............................................................................26
Figure 3-8: Digital I/O Connector Location ................................................................................27
Figure 3-9: EC Debug Connector Location................................................................................28
Figure 3-10: CPU Fan Connector Location ................................................................................29
Figure 3-11: System Fan Connector Locations.........................................................................30
Figure 3-12: Front Panel Audio Connector Location ................................................................31
Figure 3-13: Front Panel Connector Location ...........................................................................32
Figure 3-14: iRIS Module Slot Location......................................................................................33
Figure 3-15: Keyboard and Mouse Location..............................................................................34
Figure 3-16: LAN LED Connector Locations .............................................................................35
Figure 3-17: Memory Card Slot Locations .................................................................................36
Figure 3-18: mSATA Card Slot Location ....................................................................................37
Figure 3-19: Parallel Port Connector Location ..........................................................................39
Figure 3-20: Power Button Location...........................................................................................40
Figure 3-21: SATA 6Gb/s Drive Connector Locations ..............................................................40
Figure 3-22: Serial Port Connector Location .............................................................................42
Figure 3-23: RS-422/485 Connector Location............................................................................43
Figure 3-24: SMBus Connector Location ...................................................................................44
Figure 3-25: SPI Flash Connector Location...............................................................................45
Figure 3-26: SPI EC Flash Connector Location.........................................................................46
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Figure 3-27: TPM Connector Location........................................................................................47
Figure 3-28: USB 2.0 Connector Locations ...............................................................................48
Figure 3-29: USB 3.0 Connector Location .................................................................................49
Figure 3-30: External Peripheral Interface Connector ..............................................................50
Figure 3-31: Audio Connector .....................................................................................................50
Figure 3-32: Serial Port Connector Pinouts...............................................................................54
Figure 3-33: VGA Connector .......................................................................................................55
Figure 3-34: DVI-I Connector .......................................................................................................56
Figure 4-1: Disengage the CPU Socket Load Lever..................................................................60
Figure 4-2: Remove Protective Cover.........................................................................................61
Figure 4-3: Insert the Socket LGA1150 CPU..............................................................................62
Figure 4-4: Close the Socket LGA1150 ......................................................................................62
Figure 4-5: Cooling Kits (CF-1156A-RS and CF-1156E-RS) .....................................................63
Figure 4-6: Cooling Kit Support Bracket ....................................................................................64
Figure 4-7: DIMM Installation.......................................................................................................65
Figure 4-8: iRIS-2400 Module Installation ..................................................................................66
Figure 4-9: Remove the Retention Screws for the mSATA Card.............................................67
Figure 4-10: Insert the mSATA Card into the Socket at an Angle ...........................................68
Figure 4-11: Secure the mSATA Card.........................................................................................68
Figure 4-12: AT/ATX Power Mode Switch Location ..................................................................69
Figure 4-13: Clear CMOS Button Location.................................................................................69
Figure 4-14: Flash Descriptor Security Override Jumper Location ........................................70
Figure 4-15: mSATA Slot Setup Jumper Location ....................................................................71
Figure 4-16: SATA Drive Cable Connection...............................................................................73
Figure 4-17: SATA Power Drive Connection..............................................................................74
Figure 4-18: Audio Connector .....................................................................................................75
Figure 4-19: DVI Connector .........................................................................................................76
Figure 4-20: HDMI Connection ....................................................................................................77
Figure 4-21: LAN Connection ......................................................................................................78
Figure 4-22: PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Connector .........................................................................79
Figure 4-23: Serial Device Connector.........................................................................................80
Figure 4-24: USB Connector........................................................................................................81
Figure 4-25: VGA Connector .......................................................................................................82
Figure 4-26: IEI iMAN Web Address............................................................................................84
Figure 4-27: IEI iMAN Web GUI....................................................................................................85
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Figure 6-1: Introduction Screen ............................................................................................... 133
Figure 6-2: Available Drivers .................................................................................................... 133
Figure 6-3: Chipset Driver Welcome Screen........................................................................... 134
Figure 6-4: Chipset Driver License Agreement ...................................................................... 135
Figure 6-5: Chipset Driver Read Me File ................................................................................. 135
Figure 6-6: Chipset Driver Setup Operations ......................................................................... 136
Figure 6-7: Chipset Driver Installation Finish Screen............................................................ 136
Figure 6-8: Graphics Driver Welcome Screen ........................................................................ 137
Figure 6-9: Graphics Driver License Agreement.................................................................... 138
Figure 6-10: Graphics Driver Read Me File ............................................................................. 138
Figure 6-11: Graphics Driver Setup Operations ..................................................................... 139
Figure 6-12: Graphics Driver Installation Finish Screen ....................................................... 139
Figure 6-13: Windows Control Panel ....................................................................................... 140
Figure 6-14: System Control Panel .......................................................................................... 141
Figure 6-15: Device Manager List ............................................................................................ 142
Figure 6-16: Update Driver Software Window ........................................................................ 143
Figure 6-17: Locate Driver Files ............................................................................................... 143
Figure 6-18: LAN Driver Installation ........................................................................................ 144
Figure 6-19: USB 3.0 Driver Welcome Screen ........................................................................ 145
Figure 6-20: USB 3.0 Driver License Agreement.................................................................... 146
Figure 6-21: USB 3.0 Driver Read Me File ............................................................................... 146
Figure 6-22: USB 3.0 Driver Setup Operations ....................................................................... 147
Figure 6-23: USB 3.0 Driver Installation Finish Screen ......................................................... 147
Figure 6-24: InstallShield Wizard Welcome Screen ............................................................... 149
Figure 6-25: Audio Driver Software Configuration................................................................. 149
Figure 6-26: Restart the Computer .......................................................................................... 150
Figure 6-27: Intel® ME Driver Welcome Screen ..................................................................... 151
Figure 6-28: Intel® ME Driver License Agreement ................................................................. 152
Figure 6-29: Intel® ME Driver Setup Operations .................................................................... 152
Figure 6-30: Intel® ME Driver Installation Finish Screen ...................................................... 153
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List of Tables
Table 1-1: IMBA-Q870-i2 Specifications .......................................................................................9
Table 2-1: Packing List.................................................................................................................13
Table 2-2: Optional Items.............................................................................................................15
Table 3-1: Peripheral Interface Connectors ...............................................................................19
Table 3-2: Rear Panel Connectors ..............................................................................................20
Table 3-3: Additional Power Connector Pinouts .......................................................................21
Table 3-4: ATX Power Connector Pinouts .................................................................................22
Table 3-5: Battery Connector Pinouts ........................................................................................23
Table 3-6: Chassis Intrusion Connector Pinouts ......................................................................24
Table 3-7: CPU Power Connector Pinouts .................................................................................25
Table 3-8: DisplayPort Connector Pinouts ................................................................................26
Table 3-9: Digital I/O Connector Pinouts....................................................................................27
Table 3-10: EC Debug Connector Pinouts .................................................................................28
Table 3-11: CPU Fan Connector Pinouts ...................................................................................29
Table 3-12: System Fan Connector 1 Pinouts (SYS_FAN1) .....................................................30
Table 3-13: System Fan Connector 2 Pinouts (SYS_FAN2) .....................................................30
Table 3-14: Front Panel Audio Connector Pinouts ...................................................................31
Table 3-15: Front Panel Connector Pinouts...............................................................................32
Table 3-16: Keyboard and Mouse Connector Pinouts ..............................................................34
Table 3-17: LAN1 LED Connector (LED_LAN1) Pinouts...........................................................35
Table 3-18: LAN2 LED Connector (LED_LAN2) Pinouts...........................................................35
Table 3-19: mSATA Card Slot Pinouts........................................................................................38
Table 3-20: Parallel Port Connector Pinouts .............................................................................39
Table 3-21: SATA 6Gb/s Drive Connector Pinouts....................................................................41
Table 3-22: COM3~6 Serial Port Connector Pinouts.................................................................42
Table 3-23: RS-422/485 Connector Pinouts ...............................................................................43
Table 3-24: DB-9 RS-422/485 Pinouts .........................................................................................44
Table 3-25: SMBus Connector Pinouts ......................................................................................44
Table 3-26: SPI Flash Connector Pinouts ..................................................................................45
Table 3-27: SPI EC Flash Connector Pinouts ............................................................................46
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Table 3-28: TPM Connector Pinouts ...........................................................................................47
Table 3-29: USB 2.0 Connector Pinouts .....................................................................................48
Table 3-30: USB 3.0 Connector Pinouts .....................................................................................49
Table 3-31: USB 2.0 Port Pinouts................................................................................................51
Table 3-32: PS/2 Connector Pinouts...........................................................................................51
Table 3-33: USB 2.0 Port Pinouts................................................................................................52
Table 3-34: LAN2 Pinouts ............................................................................................................52
Table 3-35: USB 3.0 Port Pinouts................................................................................................53
Table 3-36: LAN1 Pinouts ............................................................................................................53
Table 3-37: HDMI Connector Pinouts .........................................................................................54
Table 3-38: Serial Port Connector Pinouts ................................................................................54
Table 3-39: VGA Connector Pinouts...........................................................................................55
Table 3-40: DVI Connector Pinouts.............................................................................................56
Table 4-1: Flash Descriptor Security Override Jumper Settings.............................................70
Table 4-2: mSATA Slot Setup Jumper Settings.........................................................................70
Table 4-3: PCIe x16 Interface Setup............................................................................................71
Table 4-4: BIOS Options and Configured USB Ports................................................................72
Table 5-1: BIOS Navigation Keys ................................................................................................88
Table 5-2: BIOS Options and Configured USB Ports............................................................. 119
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BIOS Menus
BIOS Menu 1: Main .......................................................................................................................90
BIOS Menu 2: Advanced ..............................................................................................................91
BIOS Menu 3: ACPI Configuration ..............................................................................................92
BIOS Menu 4: RTC Wake Settings ..............................................................................................93
BIOS Menu 5: Trusted Computing ..............................................................................................94
BIOS Menu 6: CPU Information...................................................................................................95
BIOS Menu 7: SATA Configuration .............................................................................................98
BIOS Menu 8: Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology .........................................................................99
BIOS Menu 9: AMT Configuration............................................................................................ 100
BIOS Menu 10: USB Configuration .......................................................................................... 101
BIOS Menu 11: F81866 Super IO Configuration ..................................................................... 102
BIOS Menu 12: Serial Port n Configuration Menu.................................................................. 103
BIOS Menu 13: Parallel Port Configuration Menu .................................................................. 109
BIOS Menu 14: iWDD H/W Monitor .......................................................................................... 111
BIOS Menu 15: Smart Fan Mode Configuration ..................................................................... 112
BIOS Menu 16: Serial Port Console Redirection .................................................................... 114
BIOS Menu 17: iEi Feature........................................................................................................ 116
BIOS Menu 18: Chipset ............................................................................................................. 117
BIOS Menu 19: PCH-IO Configuration ..................................................................................... 118
BIOS Menu 20: PCI Express Configuration ............................................................................ 120
BIOS Menu 21: PCH Azalia Configuration .............................................................................. 121
BIOS Menu 22: System Agent (SA) Configuration ................................................................. 122
BIOS Menu 23: Graphics Configuration .................................................................................. 122
BIOS Menu 24: LCD Control ..................................................................................................... 124
BIOS Menu 25: NB PCIe Configuration ................................................................................... 125
BIOS Menu 26: Memory Configuration.................................................................................... 126
BIOS Menu 27: Boot .................................................................................................................. 127
BIOS Menu 28: Security ............................................................................................................ 129
BIOS Menu 29:Exit..................................................................................................................... 130
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1 Introduction
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1.1 Introduction
Figure 1-1: IMBA-Q870-i2
The IMBA-Q870-i2 is an ATX motherboard. It accepts a Socket LGA1150 Intel® Core™ i7,
Core™ i5, Core™ i3, Pentium® or Celeron® processor and supports four 240-pin
1333/1066 MHz dual-channel DDR3 DIMM modules up to 32.0 GB maximum. The
IMBA-Q870-i2 includes VGA, HDMI, and DVI-D display ports for triple independent
display. Expansion and I/O include four PCI slots, one PCIe x16 slot, one PCIe x4 slot with
x1 signal, one PCIe x1 slot, two USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel, two USB 3.0 ports by pin
header, four USB 2.0 on the rear panel, four USB 2.0 by pin header, six SATA 6Gb/s
connectors, six COM ports, and two keyboard/mouse connectors.
1.2 Benefits
Some of the IMBA-Q870-i2 motherboard benefits include:
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Powerful graphics with multiple monitors
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Staying connected with both wired LAN connections
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Speedy running of multiple programs and applications
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1.3 Features
Some of the IMBA-Q870-i2 motherboard features are listed below:
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ATX form factor
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RoHS compliant
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LGA1150 Intel® Core™ i7, Core™ i5, Core™ i3, Pentium® or Celeron®
processor supported
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Intel® Q87 Chipset
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Four 240-pin 1333/1066 MHz dual-channel DDR3 DIMMs with up to 32.0 GB
memory
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HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D and VGA interfaces support triple independent
display
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Supports IPMI 2.0 via IEI iRIS-2400 module
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Two Intel® PCIe GbE connectors, LAN1 with Intel® AMT 9.0 support
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Six SATA 6Gb/s connectors support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
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One PCIe Mini slot for mSATA modules or USB devices
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Four PCI card expansion slots
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One PCIe x16 card expansion slot
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One PCIe x4 card expansion slot with x1 signal
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One PCIe x1 card expansion slot
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Multiple USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports
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High Definition Audio
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1.4 Connectors
The connectors on the IMBA-Q870-i2 are shown in the figure below.
Figure 1-2: IMBA-Q870-i2 Connectors
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1.5 Dimensions
The main dimensions of the IMBA-Q870-i2 are shown in the diagram below.
Figure 1-3: IMBA-Q870-i2 Dimensions (mm)
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1.6 Data Flow
Figure 1-4 shows the data flow between the system chipset, the CPU and other
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components installed on the motherboard.
Figure 1-4: Data Flow Diagram
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1.7 Technical Specifications
IMBA-Q870-i2 technical specifications are listed below.
Specification/Model
IMBA-Q870-i2
Form Factor
ATX
CPU Supported
LGA1150 Intel® Core™ i7, Core™ i5, Core™ i3, Pentium® or Celeron®
processor supported
Chipset
Intel® Q87
Integrated Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics Gen 7.5 supports DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL
3.2, Full MPEG2, VC1, AVC Decode
Memory
Four 240-pin 1333/1066 MHz dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM DIMMs support
up to 32.0 GB maximum
Audio
Realtek ALC662 HD Audio codec (line-in, line-out, mic-in)
BIOS
UEFI BIOS
Digital I/O
8-bit, 4-bit input/4-bit output
Ethernet Controllers
LAN1: Intel® I217LM PHY with Intel® AMT 9.0 support
LAN2: Intel® I210-AT PCIe Ethernet controller with NCSI & IPMI 2.0 support
Super I/O Controller
Fintek F81866
Watchdog Timer
Software programmable supports 1~255 sec. system reset
Expansion
PCI
Four PCI slots
PCIe
One PCIe x1 slot
One PCIe x16 slot
One PCIe x4 slot (with x1 signal)
One PCIe Mini slot for mSATA card or USB devices only
I/O Interface Connectors
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Specification/Model
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Audio Connectors
One external audio jack (line-in, line-out, mic-in)
One internal front panel audio connector (2x5 pin header)
Display Ports
One HDMI integrated in the Intel® Q87 (up to 2560x1600 @ 60Hz)
One DVI-D integrated in the Intel® Q87 (up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz)
One VGA integrated in the Intel® Q87 (up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz)
One internal DisplayPort integrated in the Intel® Q87 supports HDMI, LVDS,
VGA, DVI, DisplayPort (up to 3840x2160, 60Hz)
Ethernet
Two RJ-45 GbE ports
Keyboard/Mouse
One internal keyboard and mouse connector
One PS/2 keyboard and mouse connector
TPM
One TPM connector via 20-pin header
Serial Ports
One external RS-232 serial port
One RS-422/485 via internal wafer connector
Four RS-232 via internal box headers
USB ports
Two external USB 3.0 ports on rear IO
Two internal USB 3.0 ports by pin headers
Four external USB 2.0 ports on rear IO
Four internal USB 2.0 ports by pin headers
Serial ATA
Six SATA 6Gb/s connectors support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
LAN LED
Two 2-pin LAN active LED connectors
Environmental and Power Specifications
Power Supply
ATX power supported
Power Consumption
3.3V@0.66A, 5V@4.34A , 12V@0.16A, Vcore_12V@4.01A, 5VSB@0.21A
(3.90GHz Intel® i7-4770K CPU with four 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 DIMMs)
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Specification/Model
IMBA-Q870-i2
Operating Temperature
-20ºC ~ 60ºC/-4°F ~ 140°F
Humidity
5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
Physical Specifications
Dimensions
244 mm x 305 mm
Weight GW/NW
1200 g / 700 g
Table 1-1: IMBA-Q870-i2 Specifications
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Chapter
2
2 Packing List
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2.1 Anti-static Precautions
WARNING!
Static electricity can destroy certain electronics. Make sure to follow the
ESD precautions to prevent damage to the product, and injury to the
user.
Make sure to adhere to the following guidelines:

Wear an anti-static wristband: Wearing an anti-static wristband can prevent
electrostatic discharge.

Self-grounding: Touch a grounded conductor every few minutes to discharge
any excess static buildup.

Use an anti-static pad: When configuring any circuit board, place it on an
anti-static mat.

Only handle the edges of the PCB: Don't touch the surface of the
motherboard. Hold the motherboard by the edges when handling.
2.2 Unpacking Precautions
When the IMBA-Q870-i2 is unpacked, please do the following:

Follow the antistatic guidelines above.

Make sure the packing box is facing upwards when opening.

Make sure all the packing list items are present.
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2.3 Packing List
NOTE:
If any of the components listed in the checklist below are missing, do
not proceed with the installation. Contact the IEI reseller or vendor the
IMBA-Q870-i2 was purchased from or contact an IEI sales
representative directly by sending an email to sales@ieiworld.com.
3
The IMBA-Q870-i2 is shipped with the following components:
Quantity
Item and Part Number
1
IMBA-Q870-i2 single board computer
2
SATA cable
(P/N: 32801-000703-500-RS)
1
I/O shielding
(P/N: 45014-0046C0-00-RS)
1
Utility CD
1
One Key Recovery CD
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IMBA-Q870-i2 ATX Motherboard
Quantity
Item and Part Number
1
Quick Installation Guide
Image
Table 2-1: Packing List
2.4 Optional Items
The following are optional components which may be separately purchased:
Item and Part Number
Image
IPMI 2.0 adapter card with AST2400 BMC chip
(P/N: iRIS-2400-R10)
Dual-port USB cable with bracket
(P/N: 19800-003100-300-RS)
Dual-port USB 3.0 cable with bracket
(P/N: 19800-010500-200-RS)
SATA Power Cable
(P/N: 32102-000100-200-RS)
RS-422/485 cable, 200mm
(P/N: 32205-003800-300-RS)
Quad port RS-232 cable with bracket
(400/400/400/400MM)
(P/N: 32205-001203-200-RS)
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Item and Part Number
KB/MS cable
(P/N: 19800-000075-RS)
Parallel port cable
(P/N:19800-000049-RS)
LGA1155/LGA1156 cooler kit (1U chassis compatible,
73W)
(P/N: CF-1156A-RS-R11)
LGA1155/LGA1156 cooler kit (95W)
(P/N: CF-1156E-R11)
DisplayPort to HDMI converter board for IEI IDP connector
(P/N: DP-HDMI-R10)
DisplayPort to 24-bit dual-channel LVDS converter board
for iEi IDP connector
(P/N: DP-LVDS-R10)
DisplayPort to VGA converter board for iEi IDP connector
(P/N: DP-VGA-R10)
DisplayPort to DVI-D converter board for iEi IDP connector
(P/N: DP-DVI-R10)
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Item and Part Number
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DisplayPort to DisplayPort converter board for iEi IDP
connector
(P/N: DP-DP-R10)
20-pin Infineon TPM Module, S/W management tool,
firmware V3.17
(P/N: TPM-IN01-R11)
Table 2-2: Optional Items
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Chapter
3
3 Connectors
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3.1 Peripheral Interface Connectors
This chapter details all the jumpers and connectors.
3.1.1 IMBA-Q870-i2 Layout
The figures below show all the connectors and jumpers.
Figure 3-1: Connectors and Jumpers
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3.1.2 Peripheral Interface Connectors
The table below lists all the connectors on the board.
Connector
Type
Label
Additional power connector
4-pin connector
ATXPWR1
ATX power connector
24-pin connector
ATX1
Battery connector
Battery holder
BAT1
Chassis intrusion connector
2-pin header
CHASSIS1
CPU power connector
4-pin connector
CPU12V1
Digital I/O connector
10-pin header
DIO1
DisplayPort connector
19-pin box header
DP1
EC debug connector
18-pin header
CN3
Fan connector (CPU)
4-pin wafer
CPU_FAN1
Fan connectors (system)
3-pin wafer
SYS_FAN1, SYS_FAN2
Front panel audio connector
10-pin header
FRONT-PANEL1
Front panel connector
14-pin header
F_PANEL1
iRIS module connector
204-pin SO-DIMM slot
IPMI1
Keyboard and mouse connector
6-pin wafer
KB_MS1
LAN1 LED connector
2-pin header
LED_LAN1
LAN2 LED connector
2-pin header
LED_LAN2
Memory card slot
DIMM slot
CHA_DIMM1, CHA_DIMM2,
CHB_DIMM1, CHB_DIMM2
mSATA card slot
PCIe Mini socket
CN2
Parallel port connector
26-pin box header
LPT1
PCI slot
PCI slot
PCI1, PCI2, PCI3, PCI4
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Connector
Type
Label
PCIe x1 slot
PCIe x1 slot
PCIEX1_1
PCIe x16 slot
PCIe x16 slot
PCIEX16_1
PCIe x4 slot with PCIe x1 signal
PCIe x4 slot
PCIEX4_1
Power button
Push button
PWR_SW1
SATA 6Gb/s drive connectors
7-pin SATA connector
S_ATA1, S_ATA2, S_ATA3,
S_ATA 4, S_ATA5, S_ATA 6
Serial port, RS-232
40-pin box header
COM2-6
Serial port, RS-422/485
4-pin wafer
COM4
SMBus connector
4-pin wafer
CN1
SPI flash connector
8-pin header
JSPI1
SPI flash connector, EC
8-pin header
JSPI2
TPM connector
20-pin header
TPM1
USB 2.0 connectors
8-pin headers
USB1, USB2
USB 3.0 connector
19-pin box header
CN4
Table 3-1: Peripheral Interface Connectors
3.1.3 External Interface Panel Connectors
The table below lists the connectors on the external I/O panel.
Connector
Type
Label
Audio connector
Audio jacks
AUDIO_CV1
Keyboard/Mouse and USB 2.0 ports
PS/2, USB 2.0
K/M_USB1
Ethernet and USB 2.0 ports
RJ-45, USB 2.0
LAN2_USB2
Ethernet and USB 3.0 ports
RJ-45, USB 3.0
LAN1_USB1
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Connector
Type
Label
HDMI connector
HDMI port
HDMI1
Serial Port connector (COM1)
9-pin male DB-9
COM1
VGA and DVI connector
15-pin female,
VIDEO1
24-pin female
Table 3-2: Rear Panel Connectors
3.2 Internal Peripheral Connectors
The section describes all of the connectors on the IMBA-Q870-i2.
3.2.1 Additional Power Connector
CN Label:
ATXPWR1
CN Type:
4-pin connector, p=5.08 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-2
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-3
The additional power connector provides extra +12V and +5V power to the system.
Figure 3-2: Additional Power Connector Location
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Pin
Description
1
+12V
2
GND
3
GND
4
+5V
Table 3-3: Additional Power Connector Pinouts
3.2.2 ATX Power Connector
CN Label:
ATX1
CN Type:
24-pin ATX, p=4.2 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-3
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-4
The ATX power connector connects to an ATX power supply.
Figure 3-3: ATX Power Connector Location
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
+3.3V
13
+3.3V
2
+3.3V
14
-12V
3
GND
15
GND
4
+5V
16
PS_ON
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Pin
Description
Pin
Description
5
GND
17
GND
6
+5V
18
GND
7
GND
19
GND
8
Power good
20
-5V
9
5VSB
21
+5V
10
+12V
22
+5V
11
+12V
23
+5V
12
+3.3V
24
GND
Table 3-4: ATX Power Connector Pinouts
3.2.3 Battery Connector
CAUTION:
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Only
certified engineers should replace the on-board battery.
Dispose of used batteries according to instructions and local
regulations.
CN Label:
BAT1
CN Type:
Battery holder
CN Location:
See Figure 3-4
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-5
A system battery is placed in the battery holder. The battery provides power to the system
clock to retain the time when power is turned off.
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Figure 3-4: Battery Connector Location
Pin
Description
1
NC
2
BAT+
3
BAT-(GND)
Table 3-5: Battery Connector Pinouts
3.2.4 Chassis Intrusion Connector
CN Label:
CHASSIS1
CN Type:
2-pin header, p=2.54 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-5
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-6
7
7
The chassis intrusion connector is for a chassis intrusion detection sensor or switch that
detects if a chassis component is removed or replaced.
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Figure 3-5: Chassis Intrusion Connector Location
Pin
Description
1
+3.3VSB
2
CHASSIS OPEN
Table 3-6: Chassis Intrusion Connector Pinouts
3.2.5 CPU Power Connector
CN Label:
CPU12V1
CN Type:
4-pin connector, p=4.2 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-6
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-7
The CPU power input connector provides power to the CPU.
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Figure 3-6: CPU Power Connector Location
Pin
Description
1
GND
2
GND
3
+12V
4
+12V
Table 3-7: CPU Power Connector Pinouts
3.2.6 DisplayPort Connector
CN Label:
DP1
CN Type:
19-pin box header, p=2.0 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-7
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-8
The DisplayPort connector supports HDMI, LVDS, VGA, DVI and DisplayPort graphics
interfaces with up to 3840x2160 resolutions.
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Figure 3-7: DisplayPort Connector Location
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
+5V
11
AUXP
2
LANE1N
12
AUXN
3
LANE1P
13
GND
4
GND
14
LANE2P
5
LANE3N
15
LANE2N
6
LANE3P
16
GND
7
GND
17
LANE0P
8
AUX_CTRL_DET_D
18
LANE0N
9
GND
19
+3.3V
10
HPD
Table 3-8: DisplayPort Connector Pinouts
3.2.7 Digital I/O Connector
CN Label:
DIO1
CN Type:
10-pin header, p=2.54 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-8
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-9
The digital I/O connector provides programmable input and output for external devices.
The digital I/O provides 4-bit output and 4-bit input.
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Figure 3-8: Digital I/O Connector Location
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
GND
2
VCC
3
Output 3
4
Output 2
5
Output 1
6
Output 0
7
Input 3
8
Input 2
9
Input 1
10
Input 0
Table 3-9: Digital I/O Connector Pinouts
3.2.8 EC Debug Connector
CN Label:
CN3
CN Type:
18-pin header, p=2.0 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-9
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-10
The EC debug connector is used for EC debug.
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Figure 3-9: EC Debug Connector Location
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
EC_EPP_STB#
2
EC_EPP_AFD#
3
EC_EPP_PD0
4
NC
5
EC_EPP_PD1
6
EC_EPP_INIT#
7
EC_EPP_PD2
8
EC_EPP_SLIN#
9
EC_EPP_PD3
10
GND
11
EC_EPP_PD4
12
NC
13
EC_EPP_PD5
14
EC_EPP_BUSY
15
EC_EPP_PD6
16
EC_EPP_KSI5
17
EC_EPP_PD7
18
EC_EPP_KSI4
Table 3-10: EC Debug Connector Pinouts
3.2.9 Fan Connector (CPU)
CN Label:
CPU_FAN1
CN Type:
4-pin wafer, p=2.54 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-10
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-11
The fan connector attaches to a CPU cooling fan.
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Figure 3-10: CPU Fan Connector Location
Pin
Description
1
GND
2
+12 V
3
FANIO
4
PWM
Table 3-11: CPU Fan Connector Pinouts
3.2.10 Fan Connectors (System)
CN Label:
SYS_FAN1, SYS_FAN2
CN Type:
3-pin wafer, p=2.54 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-11
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-12 and Table 3-13
Each fan connector attaches to a system cooling fan.
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Figure 3-11: System Fan Connector Locations
Pin
Description
1
FANIO
2
+12 V (PWM)
3
GND
Table 3-12: System Fan Connector 1 Pinouts (SYS_FAN1)
Pin
Description
1
NC
2
+12 V
3
GND
Table 3-13: System Fan Connector 2 Pinouts (SYS_FAN2)
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3.2.11 Front Panel Audio Connector
CN Label:
FRONT-PANEL1
CN Type:
10-pin header, p=2.54 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-12
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-14
This connector connects to speakers, a microphone and an audio input.
Figure 3-12: Front Panel Audio Connector Location
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
MIC2-L
2
GND
3
MIC2-R
4
Presence#
5
LINE2-R
6
MIC2-JD
7
FRONT-IO
8
NC
9
LINE2-L
10
LINE2-JD
Table 3-14: Front Panel Audio Connector Pinouts
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3.2.12 Front Panel Connector
CN Label:
F_PANEL1
CN Type:
14-pin header, p=2.54 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-13
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-15
The front panel connector connects to the indicator LEDs and buttons on the computer's
front panel.
Figure 3-13: Front Panel Connector Location
Function
Pin
Description
Function
Pin
Description
Power LED
1
+5V
Speaker
2
Beep Power
3
NC
IPMI LED
4
IPMI ID_LED+
5
GND
6
IPMI ID_LED-
7
PWRBT_SW#
8
PC Beep
9
GND
10
NC
11
+5V
12
EXTRST-
13
SATA_LED#
14
GND
Power Button
HDD LED
Speaker
Reset
Table 3-15: Front Panel Connector Pinouts
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3.2.13 iRIS Module Slot
CN Label:
IPMI1
CN Type:
204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM slot
CN Location:
See Figure 3-14
7
The iRIS module slot is used to install the IEI iRIS-2400 IPMI 2.0 module. Please refer to
Section 4.7 for IPMI setup procedure.
WARNING:
The iRIS module slot is designed to install the IEI iRIS-2400 IPMI 2.0
module only. DO NOT install other modules into the iRIS module slot.
Doing so may cause damage to the IMBA-Q870-i2.
Figure 3-14: iRIS Module Slot Location
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3.2.14 Keyboard and Mouse Connector
CN Label:
KB_MS1
CN Type:
6-pin wafer, p=2.0 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-15
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-16
The keyboard/mouse connector connects to a PS/2 Y-cable that can be connected to a
PS/2 keyboard and mouse.
Figure 3-15: Keyboard and Mouse Location
Pin
Description
1
VCC
2
Mouse Data
3
Mouse Clock
4
Keyboard Data
5
Keyboard Clock
6
GND
Table 3-16: Keyboard and Mouse Connector Pinouts
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3.2.15 LAN LED Connectors
CN Label:
LED_LAN1, LED_LAN2
CN Type:
2-pin header, p=2.54 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-16
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-17 and Table 3-18
7
7
The LAN LED connectors are used to connect to the LAN LED indicators on the chassis to
indicate users the link activities of the two LAN ports.
Figure 3-16: LAN LED Connector Locations
Pin
Description
1
+3.3V
2
LAN1_LED_LINK#_ACT
Table 3-17: LAN1 LED Connector (LED_LAN1) Pinouts
Pin
Description
1
+3.3V
2
LAN2_LED_LINK#_ACT
Table 3-18: LAN2 LED Connector (LED_LAN2) Pinouts
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3.2.16 Memory Card Slots
CN Label:
CHA_DIMM1, CHA_DIMM2, CHB_DIMM1, CHB_DIMM2
CN Type:
DDR3 DIMM slot
CN Location:
See Figure 3-17
7
The DIMM slots are for DDR3 DIMM memory modules.
Figure 3-17: Memory Card Slot Locations
3.2.17 mSATA Card Slot
CN Label:
CN2
CN Type:
PCIe Mini slot
CN Location:
See Figure 3-18
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-19
7
The mSATA card slot is for installing mSATA cards or USB devices only.
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NOTE:
If the user shorts the mSATA Slot Setup jumper (MSATA_SW1) to
force the system to enable mSATA device, the S_ATA6 connector will
be disabled. Please refer to Section 4.3.4.
Figure 3-18: mSATA Card Slot Location
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
PCIE_WAKE#
2
+3.3V
3
N/C
4
GND
5
N/C
6
1.5V
7
N/C
8
N/C
9
GND
10
N/C
11
MSATA_CLK#
12
N/C
13
MSATA _CLK
14
N/C
15
GND
16
N/C
17
PLTRST_N
18
GND
19
N/C
20
+3.3V
21
GND
22
PLTRST_N
23
SATA_RX+
24
+3.3V
25
SATA_RX-
26
GND
27
GND
28
1.5V
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Pin
Description
Pin
Description
29
GND
30
SMB_CLK
31
SATA_TX-
32
SMB_DATA
33
SATA_TX+
34
GND
35
GND
36
USB_DATA-
37
GND
38
USB_DATA+
39
+3.3V
40
GND
41
+3.3V
42
N/C
43
+3.3V
44
N/C
45
CLINK_CLK
46
N/C
47
CLINK_DATA
48
1.5V
49
CLINK_RST#
50
GND
51
MSATA_DET
52
+3.3V
Table 3-19: mSATA Card Slot Pinouts
3.2.18 Parallel Port Connector
CN Label:
LPT1
CN Type:
26-pin box header, p=2.54 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-19
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-20
The parallel port connector connects to a parallel port connector interface or some other
parallel port device such as a printer.
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Figure 3-19: Parallel Port Connector Location
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
STROBE#
2
DATA 0
3
DATA 1
4
DATA 2
5
DATA 3
6
DATA 4
7
DATA 5
8
DATA 6
9
DATA 7
10
ACKNOWLEDGE#
11
BUSY
12
PAPER EMPTY
13
PRINTER SELECT
14
AUTO FORM FEED #
15
ERROR#
16
INITIALIZE#
17
PRINTER SELECT LN#
18
GROUND
19
GROUND
20
GROUND
21
GROUND
22
GROUND
23
GROUND
24
GROUND
25
GROUND
26
NC
Table 3-20: Parallel Port Connector Pinouts
3.2.19 Power Button
CN Label:
PWR_SW1
CN Type:
Push button
CN Location:
See Figure 3-20
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The on-board power button controls system power.
Figure 3-20: Power Button Location
3.2.20 SATA 6Gb/s Drive Connectors
CN Label:
S_ATA1, S_ATA2, S_ATA3, S_ATA4, S_ATA5, S_ATA6
CN Type:
7-pin SATA drive connectors
CN Location:
See Figure 3-21
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-21
The SATA drive connectors can be connected to SATA drives.
Figure 3-21: SATA 6Gb/s Drive Connector Locations
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Pin
Description
1
GND
2
SATA_TX+
3
SATA_TX-
4
GND
5
SATA_RX-
6
SATA_RX+
7
GND
Table 3-21: SATA 6Gb/s Drive Connector Pinouts
NOTE:
If the user shorts the mSATA Slot Setup jumper (MSATA_SW1) to
force the system to enable mSATA device, the S_ATA6 connector will
be disabled. Please refer to Section 4.3.4.
3.2.21 Serial Port Connectors, RS-232
CN Label:
COM2-6
CN Type:
40-pin box header, p=2.54 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-22
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-22
The connector provides four RS-232 ports connection.
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Figure 3-22: Serial Port Connector Location
COM2
COM3
COM5
COM6
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
DCD
2
DSR
3
RXD
4
RTS
5
TXD
6
CTS
7
DTR
8
RI
9
GND
10
GND
11
DCD
12
DSR
13
RXD
14
RTS
15
TXD
16
CTS
17
DTR
18
RI
19
GND
20
GND
21
DCD
22
DSR
23
RXD
24
RTS
25
TXD
26
CTS
27
DTR
28
RI
29
GND
30
GND
31
DCD
32
DSR
33
RXD
34
RTS
35
TXD
36
CTS
37
DTR
38
RI
39
GND
40
GND
Table 3-22: COM3~6 Serial Port Connector Pinouts
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3.2.22 Serial Port Connector, RS-422/485
CN Label:
COM4
CN Type:
4-pin wafer, p=2.0 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-23
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-23
Used for RS-422/485 communications.
Figure 3-23: RS-422/485 Connector Location
Pin
Description
1
RXD422-
2
RXD422+
3
TXD422+/TXD485+
4
TXD422-/TXD485-
Table 3-23: RS-422/485 Connector Pinouts
Use the optional RS-422/485 cable to connect to a serial device. The pinouts of the DB-9
connector are listed below.
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RS-422 Pinouts
RS-485 Pinouts
Table 3-24: DB-9 RS-422/485 Pinouts
3.2.23 SMBus Connector
CN Label:
CN1
CN Type:
4-pin wafer, p=1.25 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-24
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-25
The SMBus (System Management Bus) connector provides low-speed system
management communications.
Figure 3-24: SMBus Connector Location
Pin
Description
1
GND
2
SMB_DATA
3
SMB_CLK
4
+5V
Table 3-25: SMBus Connector Pinouts
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3.2.24 SPI Flash Connector
CN Label:
JSPI1
CN Type:
8-pin header, p=2.54 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-25
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-26
The SPI flash connector is used to flash the SPI ROM.
Figure 3-25: SPI Flash Connector Location
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
+3.3V
2
SPI_CS#
3
SPI_SO
4
NC
5
GND
6
SPI_CLK
7
SPI_SI
8
NC
Table 3-26: SPI Flash Connector Pinouts
3.2.25 SPI Flash Connector, EC
CN Label:
JSPI2
CN Type:
8-pin header, p=2.54 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-26
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-27
The SPI flash connector is used to flash the EC ROM.
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Figure 3-26: SPI EC Flash Connector Location
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
+3.3V
2
SPI_CS#
3
SPI_SO
4
NC
5
GND
6
SPI_CLK
7
SPI_SI
8
NC
Table 3-27: SPI EC Flash Connector Pinouts
3.2.26 TPM Connector
CN Label:
TPM1
CN Type:
20-pin header, p=2.54 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-27
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-28
The TPM connector connects to a TPM module.
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Figure 3-27: TPM Connector Location
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
LCLK
2
GND
3
LFRAME#
4
KEY
5
LRERST#
6
+5V
7
LAD3
8
LAD2
9
+3.3V
10
LAD1
11
LAD0
12
GND
13
SCL
14
SDA
15
SB3V
16
SERIRQ
17
GND
18
GLKRUN#
19
LPCPD#
20
LDRQ#
Table 3-28: TPM Connector Pinouts
3.2.27 USB 2.0 Connectors
CN Label:
USB1, USB2
CN Type:
8-pin header, p=2.54 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-28
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-29
The USB 2.0 connectors connect to USB 2.0 devices. Each pin header provides two USB
2.0 ports.
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Figure 3-28: USB 2.0 Connector Locations
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
VCC
2
GND
3
USB_DATA-
4
USB_DATA+
5
USB_DATA+
6
USB_DATA-
7
GND
8
VCC
Table 3-29: USB 2.0 Connector Pinouts
3.2.28 USB 3.0 Connector
CN Label:
CN4
CN Type:
19-pin box header, p=2.0 mm
CN Location:
See Figure 3-29
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-30
The USB 3.0 connector connects to USB 3.0 devices. This connector provides two
USB 3.0 ports.
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Figure 3-29: USB 3.0 Connector Location
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
VCC
11
USB_DATA+
2
USB3_RX-
12
USB_DATA-
3
USB3_RX+
13
GND
4
GND
14
USB3_TX+
5
USB3_TX-
15
USB3_TX-
6
USB3_TX+
16
GND
7
GND
17
USB3_RX+
8
USB_DATA-
18
USB3_RX-
9
USB_DATA+
19
VCC
10
NC
Table 3-30: USB 3.0 Connector Pinouts
3.3 External Peripheral Interface Connector Panel
The figure below shows the external peripheral interface connector (EPIC) panel. The
EPIC panel consists of the following:
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Figure 3-30: External Peripheral Interface Connector
3.3.1 Audio Connector
CN Label:
AUDIO_CV1
CN Type:
Audio jack
CN Location:
See Figure 3-30
The audio jacks connect to external audio devices.

Line In port (Light Blue): Connects a CD-ROM, DVD player, or other audio
devices.

Line Out port (Lime): Connects to a headphone or a speaker. With
multi-channel configurations, this port can also connect to front speakers.

Microphone (Pink): Connects a microphone.
Figure 3-31: Audio Connector
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3.3.2 Keyboard/Mouse and USB 2.0 Connectors
CN Label:
K/M_USB1
CN Type:
PS/2, USB 2.0
CN Location:
See Figure 3-30
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-31 and Table 3-32
The USB 2.0 connector can be connected to a USB device.
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
VCC
5
VCC
2
USB_DATA-
6
USB_DATA-
3
USB_DATA+
7
USB_DATA+
4
GND
8
GND
Table 3-31: USB 2.0 Port Pinouts
The PS/2 port is for connecting a PS/2 mouse and a PS/2 keyboard.
Pin
Description
9
GND
10
Keyboard Data
11
Mouse Data
12
VCC
13
Keyboard Clock
14
Mouse Clock
Table 3-32: PS/2 Connector Pinouts
3.3.3 Ethernet and USB 2.0 Connectors
CN Label:
LAN2_USB2
CN Type:
RJ-45, USB 3.0
CN Location:
See Figure 3-30
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-33 and Table 3-34
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The USB 2.0 connector can be connected to a USB device.
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
VCC
5
VCC
2
USB_DATA-
6
USB_DATA-
3
USB_DATA+
7
USB_DATA+
4
GND
8
GND
Table 3-33: USB 2.0 Port Pinouts
A 10/100/1000 Mb/s connection can be made to a Local Area Network.
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
P2
TRD2P0
P6
TRD2P2
P3
TRD2N0
P7
TRD2N2
P4
TRD2P1
P8
TRD2P3
P5
TRD2N1
P9
TRD2N3
Table 3-34: LAN2 Pinouts
3.3.4 Ethernet and USB 3.0 Connectors
CN Label:
LAN1_USB1
CN Type:
RJ-45, USB 3.0
CN Location:
See Figure 3-30
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-35 and Table 3-36
There are two external USB 3.0 connectors on the IMBA-Q870-i2.
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
VCC
10
VCC
2
USB_DATA-
11
USB_DATA-
3
USB_DATA+
12
USB_ DATA+
4
GND
13
GND
5
USB3_RX-
14
USB3_RX-
6
USB3_RX+
15
USB3_ RX+
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Pin
Description
Pin
Description
7
GND
16
GND
8
USB3_TX-
17
USB3_TX-
9
USB3_TX+
18
USB3_TX+
Table 3-35: USB 3.0 Port Pinouts
A 10/100/1000 Mb/s connection can be made to a Local Area Network. LAN1 also
supports Intel® AMT 9.0.
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
20
LAN1_MDI0P
24
LAN1_MDI2P
21
LAN1_MDI0N
25
LAN1_MDI2N
22
LAN1_MDI1P
26
LAN1_MDI3P
23
LAN1_MDI1N
27
LAN1_MDI3N
Table 3-36: LAN1 Pinouts
3.3.5 HDMI Port Connector
CN Label:
HDMI1
CN Type:
HDMI connector
CN Location:
See Figure 3-30
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-37
The HDMI port connects to an HDMI device.
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
HDMI_DATA2
13
N/C
2
GND
14
N/C
3
HDMI_DATA2#
15
HDMI_SCL
4
HDMI_DATA1
16
HDMI_SDA
5
GND
17
GND
6
HDMI_DATA1#
18
+5V
7
HDMI_DATA0
19
HDMI_HPD
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Pin
Description
Pin
Description
8
GND
20
HDMI_GND
9
HDMI_DATA0#
21
HDMI_GND
10
HDMI_CLK
22
HDMI_GND
11
GND
23
HDMI_GND
12
HDMI_CLK#
Table 3-37: HDMI Connector Pinouts
3.3.6 Serial Port Connector (COM1)
CN Label:
COM1
CN Type:
DB-9 connector
CN Location:
See Figure 3-30
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-38
The serial port connects to a RS-232 serial communications device.
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
1
DCD1
6
DSR1
2
RXD1
7
RTS1
3
TXD1
8
CTS1
4
DTR1
9
RI1
5
GND
Table 3-38: Serial Port Connector Pinouts
Figure 3-32: Serial Port Connector Pinouts
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3.3.7 VGA and DVI Connectors
CN Label:
VIDEO1
CN Type:
15-pin Female, 24-pin header
CN Location:
See Figure 3-30
CN Pinouts:
See Table 3-39 and Table 3-40
The VGA connector connects to a monitor that accepts a standard VGA input.
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
V1
RED
V2
GREEN
V3
BLUE
V4
NC
V5
GND
V6
GND
V7
GND
V8
GND
V9
VCC
V10
GND
V11
NC
V12
DDCDA
V13
HSYNC
V14
VSYNC
V15
DDCCLK
Table 3-39: VGA Connector Pinouts
Figure 3-33: VGA Connector
The DVI connector connects to a monitor that supports DVI video input.
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
C1
RED
10
DVI_DATA1
C2
GREEN
11
GND
C3
BLUE
12
N/C
C4
HS
13
N/C
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Pin
Description
Pin
Description
C5
GND
14
+5V
C6
NC
15
Hot Plug Detect
1
DVI_DATA2#
16
HPDET
2
DVI_DATA2
17
DVI_DATA0#
3
GND
18
DVI_DATA0
4
N/C
19
GND
5
N/C
20
N/C
6
DDC CLK
21
N/C
7
DDC DATA
22
N/C
8
VS
23
DVI_CLK
9
DVI_DATA1#
24
DVI_CLK#
Table 3-40: DVI Connector Pinouts
Figure 3-34: DVI-I Connector
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Chapter
4
4 Installation
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4.1 Anti-static Precautions
WARNING:
Failure to take ESD precautions during the installation of the
IMBA-Q870-i2 may result in permanent damage to the IMBA-Q870-i2
and severe injury to the user.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause serious damage to electronic components,
including the IMBA-Q870-i2. Dry climates are especially susceptible to ESD. It is therefore
critical that whenever the IMBA-Q870-i2 or any other electrical component is handled, the
following anti-static precautions are strictly adhered to.

Wear an anti-static wristband: - Wearing a simple anti-static wristband can
help to prevent ESD from damaging the board.

Self-grounding:- Before handling the board touch any grounded conducting
material. During the time the board is handled, frequently touch any
conducting materials that are connected to the ground.

Use an anti-static pad: When configuring the IMBA-Q870-i2, place it on an
anti-static pad. This reduces the possibility of ESD damaging the
IMBA-Q870-i2.

Only handle the edges of the PCB:-: When handling the PCB, hold the PCB
by the edges.
4.2 Installation Considerations
NOTE:
The following installation notices and installation considerations should
be read and understood before installation. All installation notices must
be strictly adhered to. Failing to adhere to these precautions may lead
to severe damage and injury to the person performing the installation.
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WARNING:
The installation instructions described in this manual should be
carefully followed in order to prevent damage to the components and
injury to the user.
Before and during the installation please DO the following:

Read the user manual:
o
The user manual provides a complete description of the IMBA-Q870-i2
installation instructions and configuration options.

Wear an electrostatic discharge cuff (ESD):
o
Electronic components are easily damaged by ESD. Wearing an ESD cuff
removes ESD from the body and helps prevent ESD damage.

Place the IMBA-Q870-i2 on an antistatic pad:
o
When installing or configuring the motherboard, place it on an antistatic
pad. This helps to prevent potential ESD damage.

Turn all power to the IMBA-Q870-i2 off:
o
When working with the IMBA-Q870-i2, make sure that it is disconnected
from all power supplies and that no electricity is being fed into the system.
Before and during the installation of the IMBA-Q870-i2 DO NOT:

Remove any of the stickers on the PCB board. These stickers are required for
warranty validation.

Use the product before verifying all the cables and power connectors are
properly connected.

Allow screws to come in contact with the PCB circuit, connector pins, or its
components.
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4.2.1 Socket LGA1150 CPU Installation
WARNING:
CPUs are expensive and sensitive components. When installing the
CPU please be careful not to damage it in anyway. Make sure the CPU
is installed properly and ensure the correct cooling kit is properly
installed.
DO NOT touch the pins at the bottom of the CPU. When handling the
CPU, only hold it on the sides.
To install the CPU, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Disengage the load lever by pressing the lever down and slightly outward to
clear the retention tab. Fully open the lever. See Figure 4-1.
Figure 4-1: Disengage the CPU Socket Load Lever
Step 2: Open the socket and remove the protective cover. The black protective
cover can be removed by pulling up on the tab labeled "Remove". See
Figure 4-2.
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Figure 4-2: Remove Protective Cover
Step 3: Inspect the CPU socket. Make sure there are no bent pins and make sure the
socket contacts are free of foreign material. If any debris is found, remove it with
compressed air.
Step 4: Orientate the CPU properly. The contact array should be facing the CPU
socket.
WARNING:
DO NOT touch the pins at the bottom of the CPU. When handling the
CPU, only hold it on the sides.
Step 5: Correctly position the CPU. Match the Pin 1 mark with the cut edge on the
CPU socket.
Step 6: Align the CPU pins. Locate pin 1 and the two orientation notches on the CPU.
Carefully match the two orientation notches on the CPU with the socket
alignment keys.
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Step 7: Insert the CPU. Gently insert the CPU into the socket. If the CPU pins are
properly aligned, the CPU should slide into the CPU socket smoothly. See
Figure 4-3.
Figure 4-3: Insert the Socket LGA1150 CPU
Step 8: Close the CPU socket. Close the load plate and pull the load lever back a little
to have the load plate be able to secure to the knob. Engage the load lever by
pushing it back to its original position (Figure 4-4). There will be some
resistance, but will not require extreme pressure.
Figure 4-4: Close the Socket LGA1150
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Step 9: Connect the 12 V power to the board. Connect the 12 V power from the power
supply to the board. Step 0:
4.2.2 Socket LGA1150 Cooling Kit Installation
WARNING:
DO NOT attempt to install a push-pin cooling fan.
The pre-installed support bracket prevents the board from
bending and is ONLY compatible with captive screw type cooling
fans.
Figure 4-5: Cooling Kits (CF-1156A-RS and CF-1156E-RS)
The cooling kit can be bought from IEI. The cooling kit has a heatsink and fan.
WARNING:
Do not wipe off (accidentally or otherwise) the pre-sprayed layer of
thermal paste on the bottom of the heat sink. The thermal paste
between the CPU and the heat sink is important for optimum heat
dissipation.
To install the cooling kit, follow the instructions below.
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Step 1: A cooling kit bracket is pre-installed on the rear of the motherboard. See Figure
4-6.
Figure 4-6: Cooling Kit Support Bracket
Step 2: Place the cooling kit onto the socket LGA1150 CPU. Make sure the CPU
cable can be properly routed when the cooling kit is installed.
Step 3: Mount the cooling kit. Gently place the cooling kit on top of the CPU. Make
sure the four threaded screws on the corners of the cooling kit properly pass
through the holes of the cooling kit bracket.
Step 4: Secure the cooling kit by fastening the four retention screws of the cooling kit.
Step 5: Connect the fan cable. Connect the cooling kit fan cable to the fan connector
on the IMBA-Q870-i2. Carefully route the cable and avoid heat generating chips
and fan blades.
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4.2.3 DIMM Installation
To install a DIMM, please follow the steps below and refer to Figure 4-7.
Figure 4-7: DIMM Installation
Step 1: Open the DIMM socket handles. Open the two handles outwards as far as
they can. See Figure 4-7.
Step 2: Align the DIMM with the socket. Align the DIMM so the notch on the memory
lines up with the notch on the memory socket. See Figure 4-7.
Step 3: Insert the DIMM. Once aligned, press down until the DIMM is properly seated.
Clip the two handles into place. See Figure 4-7.
Step 4: Removing a DIMM. To remove a DIMM, push both handles outward. The
memory module is ejected by a mechanism in the socket.Step 0:
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4.2.4 iRIS-2400 Module Installation
WARNING:
The iRIS module slot is designed to install the IEI iRIS-2400 IPMI 2.0
module only. DO NOT install other modules into the iRIS module slot.
Doing so may cause damage to the IMBA-Q870-i2.
To install the iRIS-2400 module, please follow the steps below and refer to Figure 4-7.
Figure 4-8: iRIS-2400 Module Installation
Step 1: Open the socket handles. Open the two handles outwards as far as they can.
See Figure 4-7.
Step 2: Align the iRIS-2400 module with the socket. Align the iRIS-2400 module so
the notch on the module lines up with the notch on the socket. See Figure 4-7.
Step 3: Insert the iRIS-2400 module. Once aligned, press down until the iRIS-2400
module is properly seated. Clip the two handles into place. See Figure 4-7.
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Step 4: Removing the iRIS-2400 module. To remove the iRIS-2400 module, push both
handles outward. The module is ejected by a mechanism in the socket.Step 0:
NOTE:
After installing the iRIS-2400 module, use LAN2 port to establish a
network connection. Please refer to Section 4.7 for IPMI setup
procedures.
4.2.5 mSATA Card Installation
To install a mSATA card, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Locate the mSATA card slot. The location of the mSATA card slot is shown in
Chapter 3.
Step 2: Remove the retention screws. Remove the two retention screws secured on
the motherboard as shown in Figure 4-9.
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Figure 4-9: Remove the Retention Screws for the mSATA Card
Step 3: Insert into the socket at an angle. Line up the notch on the card with the notch
on the connector. Slide the mSATA card into the socket at an angle of about 20º
(Figure 4-10).
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Figure 4-10: Insert the mSATA Card into the Socket at an Angle
Step 4: Secure the mSATA card. Secure the mSATA card with the retention screws
previously removed (Figure 4-11). Step 0:
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Figure 4-11: Secure the mSATA Card
4.3 System Configuration
The system configuration is controlled by buttons, switches, jumpers and BIOS options.
The system configuration must be performed before installation.
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4.3.1 AT/ATX Power Mode Setting
The AT and ATX power mode selection is made through the AT/ATX power mode switch
which is shown in Figure 4-12.
Figure 4-12: AT/ATX Power Mode Switch Location
4.3.2 Clear CMOS Button
To reset the BIOS, remove the on-board battery and press the clear CMOS button for
three seconds or more. The clear CMOS button location is shown in Figure 4-13.
Figure 4-13: Clear CMOS Button Location
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4.3.3 Flash Descriptor Security Override
The Flash Descriptor Security Override jumper (p=2.0 mm) specifies whether to override
the flash descriptor.
Setting
Description
Short 1-2
No override (Default)
Short 2-3
Override
Table 4-1: Flash Descriptor Security Override Jumper Settings
Figure 4-14: Flash Descriptor Security Override Jumper Location
4.3.4 mSATA Slot Setup
The mSATA Slot Setup jumper (p=2.0 mm) specifies whether to automatically detect the
mSATA device installed in the mSATA card slot (CN2). If the user shorts the mSATA Slot
Setup jumper to force the system to enable mSATA device, the S_ATA6 connector will be
disabled.
Setting
Description
Open
Automatically detect mSATA device (Default)
Short
Force to enable mSATA device
(The S_ATA6 connector will be disabled)
Table 4-2: mSATA Slot Setup Jumper Settings
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Figure 4-15: mSATA Slot Setup Jumper Location
4.3.5 PCIe x16 Interface Setup
The PCIe x16 interface setup is made through the BIOS options in “Chipset  PCH-IO
Configuration” BIOS menu. Use the PCIEX16 Power option to configure the PCIe x16
channel mode.
BIOS Options
Description
1 x16 PCIE
Sets the PCIe x16 slot as one PCIe x16. (Default)
Table 4-3: PCIe x16 Interface Setup
Please refer to Section 5.4.1 for detailed information.
4.3.6 USB Power Select
The USB power selection is made through the BIOS options in “Chipset  PCH-IO
Configuration” BIOS menu. Use the USB SW1 Power and the USB SW2 Power BIOS
options to configure the power source to the corresponding USB ports (see Table 4-4).
BIOS Options
USB SW1 Power
Configured USB Ports
K/M_USB1 (external USB 2.0 ports)
LAN1_USB1 (external USB 3.0 ports)
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BIOS Options
Configured USB Ports
LAN2_USB2 (external USB 2.0 ports)
USB SW2 Power
USB1 (internal USB 2.0 ports)
USB2 (internal USB 2.0 ports)
CN4 (internal USB 3.0 ports)
Table 4-4: BIOS Options and Configured USB Ports
Please refer to Section 5.4.1 for detailed information.
4.4 Internal Peripheral Device Connections
This section outlines the installation of peripheral devices to the onboard connectors.
4.4.1 SATA Drive Connection
The IMBA-Q870-i2 is shipped with two SATA drive cables. To connect the SATA drives to
the connectors, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Locate the connectors. The locations of the SATA drive connectors are shown
in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Insert the cable connector. Insert the cable connector into the on-board SATA
drive connector. See Figure 4-16.
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Figure 4-16: SATA Drive Cable Connection
Step 3: Connect the cable to the SATA disk. Connect the connector on the other end
of the cable to the connector at the back of the SATA drive. See Figure 4-17.
Step 4: Connect the SATA power cable (optional). Connect the SATA power
connector to the back of the SATA drive. See Figure 4-17.
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Figure 4-17: SATA Power Drive Connection
The SATA power cable can be bought from IEI. See Optional Items in Section 2.4.
4.5 External Peripheral Interface Connection
This section describes connecting devices to the external connectors on the
IMBA-Q870-i2.
4.5.1 Audio Connector
The audio jacks on the external audio connector enable the IMBA-Q870-i2 to be
connected to a stereo sound setup. Each jack supports both input and output. When
connecting a device, the High Definition Audio utility will automatically detect input or
output. The lime green (top) audio jack does not support input from a microphone. To
install the audio devices, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Identify the audio plugs. The plugs on your home theater system or speakers
may not match the colors on the rear panel.
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Step 2: Plug the audio plugs into the audio jacks. Plug the audio plugs into the audio
jacks. If the plugs on your speakers are different, an adapter will need to be used
to plug them into the audio jacks.
Figure 4-18: Audio Connector
Step 3: Check audio clarity. Check that the sound is coming through the right speakers
by adjusting the balance front to rear and left to right.
4.5.2 DVI Display Device Connection
The IMBA-Q870-i2 has a single female DVI-I connector on the external peripheral
interface panel. The DVI-I connector is connected to a digital display device. To connect a
digital display device to the IMBA-Q870-i2, please follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Locate the DVI-I connector. The location of the DVI-I connector is shown in
another chapter.
Step 2: Align the DVI-I connector. Align the male DVI-I connector on the digital display
device cable with the female DVI-I connector on the external peripheral
interface.
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Step 3: Insert the DVI-I connector. Once the connectors are properly aligned with the
male connector, insert the male connector from the digital display device into the
female connector on the IMBA-Q870-i2. See Figure 4-19.
Figure 4-19: DVI Connector
Step 4: Secure the connector. Secure the DVI-I connector from the digital display
device to the external interface by tightening the two retention screws on either
side of the connector. Step 0:
4.5.3 HDMI Display Device Connection
The HDMI connector transmits a digital signal to compatible HDMI display devices such
as a TV or computer screen. To connect the HDMI cable to the IMBA-Q870-i2, follow the
steps below.
Step 1: Locate the HDMI connector. The location is shown in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Align the connector. Align the HDMI connector with the HDMI port. Make sure
the orientation of the connector is correct.
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Figure 4-20: HDMI Connection
Step 3: Insert the HDMI connector. Gently insert the HDMI connector. The connector
should engage with a gentle push. If the connector does not insert easily, check
again that the connector is aligned correctly, and that the connector is being
inserted with the right way up. Step 0:
4.5.4 LAN Connection
There are two external RJ-45 LAN connectors. The RJ-45 connectors enable connection
to an external network. To connect a LAN cable with an RJ-45 connector, please follow
the instructions below.
Step 1: Locate the RJ-45 connectors. The locations of the USB connectors are shown
in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Align the connectors. Align the RJ-45 connector on the LAN cable with one of
the RJ-45 connectors on the IMBA-Q870-i2. See Figure 4-21.
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Figure 4-21: LAN Connection
Step 3: Insert the LAN cable RJ-45 connector. Once aligned, gently insert the LAN
cable RJ-45 connector into the on-board RJ-45 connector. Step 0:
4.5.5 PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Connection
The IMBA-Q870-i2 has a PS/2 connector on the external peripheral interface panel. The
PS/2 connector is used to connect to a keyboard or a mouse to the system. Follow the
steps below to connect a keyboard or a mouse to the IMBA-Q870-i2.
Step 1: Locate the PS/2 connector. The location of the PS/2 connector is shown in
Chapter 3.
Step 2: Insert the keyboard/mouse connector. Insert a PS/2 keyboard or mouse
connector into the appropriate PS/2 connector on the external peripheral
interface connector. See Figure 4-22.
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Figure 4-22: PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Connector
4.5.6 Serial Device Connection
The IMBA-Q870-i2 has a single male DB-9 connector on the external peripheral interface
panel for a serial device. Follow the steps below to connect a serial device to the
IMBA-Q870-i2.
Step 1: Locate the DB-9 connector. The location of the DB-9 connector is shown in
Chapter 3.
Step 2: Insert the serial connector. Insert the DB-9 connector of a serial device into
the DB-9 connector on the external peripheral interface. See Figure 4-23.
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Figure 4-23: Serial Device Connector
Step 3: Secure the connector. Secure the serial device connector to the external
interface by tightening the two retention screws on either side of the connector.
Step 0:
4.5.7 USB Connection (Dual Connector)
The external USB Series "A" receptacle connectors provide easier and quicker access to
external USB devices. Follow the steps below to connect USB devices to the
IMBA-Q870-i2.
Step 1: Locate the USB Series "A" receptacle connectors. The location of the USB
Series "A" receptacle connectors are shown in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Insert a USB Series "A" plug. Insert the USB Series "A" plug of a device into
the USB Series "A" receptacle on the external peripheral interface. See
Figure 4-24.
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Figure 4-24: USB Connector
4.5.8 VGA Monitor Connection
The IMBA-Q870-i2 has a single female DB-15 connector on the external peripheral
interface panel. The DB-15 connector is connected to a CRT or VGA monitor. To connect
a monitor to the IMBA-Q870-i2, please follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Locate the female DB-15 connector. The location of the female DB-15
connector is shown in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Align the VGA connector. Align the male DB-15 connector on the VGA screen
cable with the female DB-15 connector on the external peripheral interface.
Step 3: Insert the VGA connector. Once the connectors are properly aligned with the
insert the male connector from the VGA screen into the female connector on the
IMBA-Q870-i2. See Figure 4-25.
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Figure 4-25: VGA Connector
Step 4: Secure the connector. Secure the DB-15 VGA connector from the VGA
monitor to the external interface by tightening the two retention screws on either
side of the connector. Step 0:
4.6 Intel® AMT Setup Procedure
The IMBA-Q870-i2 is featured with the Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT). To
enable the Intel® AMT function, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Make sure at least one of the memory sockets is installed with a DDR3 DIMM.
Step 2: Connect an Ethernet cable to the RJ-45 connector labeled LAN1.
Step 3: The AMI BIOS options regarding the Intel® ME or Intel® AMT must be enabled,
Step 4: Properly install the Intel® Management Engine Components drivers from the
iAMT Driver & Utility directory in the driver CD. See Section 6.8.
Step 5: Configure the Intel® Management Engine BIOS extension (MEBx). To get into
the Intel® MEBx settings, press <Ctrl+P> after a single beep during boot-up
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process. Enter the Intel® current ME password as it requires (the Intel® default
password is admin).
NOTE:
To change the password, enter a new password following the strong
password rule (containing at least one upper case letter, one lower
case letter, one digit and one special character, and be at least eight
characters).
4.7 IPMI Setup Procedure
The IMBA-Q870-i2 features Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) that helps
lower the overall costs of server management by enabling users to maximize IT resources,
save time and manage multiple systems. The IMBA-Q870-i2 supports IPMI 2.0 through
the optional iRIS-2400 module. Follow the steps below to setup IPMI.
4.7.1 Managed System Hardware Setup
The hardware configuration of the managed system (IMBA-Q870-i2) is described below.
Step 1: Install an iRIS-2400 module to the IPMI module socket (refer to Section 4.2.4).
Step 2: Make sure at least one DDR3 DIMM is installed in one of the DIMM sockets. If
multiple DIMMs are installed, all of the DIMMs must be same size, same speed
and same brand to get the best performance.
Step 3: Connect an Ethernet cable to the RJ-45 connector labeled LAN2_USB2
(Figure 3-30).
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4.7.2 Using the IEI iMAN Web GUI
To manage a client system from a remote console using IEI iMAN Web GUI, follow the
steps below.
Step 1: Obtain the IP address of the managed system. It is recommended to use the
IPMI Tool on the managed system to obtain the IP address. To use IPMI Tool to
obtain IP address, follow the steps below:
a. Copy the Ipmitool.exe file to a bootable USB flash drive.
b. Insert the USB flash drive to the IMBA-Q870-i2
c. The IMBA-Q870-i2 boots from the USB flash drive
d. Enter the following command: ipmitool 20 30 02 01 03 00 00
(there is a space between each two-digit number)
e. A serial of number shows. The last four two-digit hexadecimal numbers are
the IP address. Convert the hexadecimal numbers to decimal numbers.
Step 2: On the remote management console, open a web browser. Enter the managed
system IP address in the web browser (Figure 4-26).
Figure 4-26: IEI iMAN Web Address
Step 3: The login page appears in the web browser.
Step 4: Enter the user name and password to login the system. The default login
username and password are:
-Username: admin
-Password: admin
Step 5: Press the login button to login the system.
Step 6: The IEI iMAN Web GUI appears (Figure 4-27).
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Figure 4-27: IEI iMAN Web GUI
NOTE:
To understand how to use the IEI iMAN Web GUI, please refer to the
iRIS-2400 Web GUI user manual in the utility CD came with the
IMBA-Q870-i2. The user manual describes each function in detail.
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Chapter
5
5 BIOS
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5.1 Introduction
The BIOS is programmed onto the BIOS chip. The BIOS setup program allows changes to
certain system settings. This chapter outlines the options that can be changed.
NOTE:
Some of the BIOS options may vary throughout the life cycle of the
product and are subject to change without prior notice.
5.1.1 Starting Setup
The UEFI BIOS is activated when the computer is turned on. The setup program can be
activated in one of two ways.
1. Press the DEL or F2 key as soon as the system is turned on or
2. Press the DEL or F2 key when the “Press DEL or F2 to enter SETUP”
message appears on the screen.
If the message disappears before the DEL or F2 key is pressed, restart the computer and
try again.
5.1.2 Using Setup
Use the arrow keys to highlight items, press ENTER to select, use the PageUp and
PageDown keys to change entries, press F1 for help and press ESC to quit. Navigation
keys are shown in Table 5-1.
Key
Function
Up arrow
Move to previous item
Down arrow
Move to next item
Left arrow
Move to the item on the left hand side
Right arrow
Move to the item on the right hand side
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Key
Function
+
Increase the numeric value or make changes
-
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
Esc key
Main Menu – Quit and not save changes into CMOS
Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu -Exit current page and return to Main Menu
F1 key
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option
Page Setup Menu
F2 key
Load previous values
F3 key
Load optimized defaults
F4 key
Save changes and Exit BIOS
Table 5-1: BIOS Navigation Keys
When F1 is pressed a small help window describing the appropriate keys to use and the
possible selections for the highlighted item appears. To exit the Help Window press ESC or
the F1 key again.
5.1.4 Unable to Reboot after Configuration Changes
If the computer cannot boot after changes to the system configuration is made, CMOS
defaults. Use the clear CMOS button described in Chapter 4.
5.1.5 BIOS Menu Bar
The menu bar on top of the BIOS screen has the following main items:
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Main – Changes the basic system configuration.

Advanced – Changes the advanced system settings.

Chipset – Changes the chipset settings.

Boot – Changes the system boot configuration.
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Security – Sets User and Supervisor Passwords.

Save & Exit – Selects exit options and loads default settings
The following sections completely describe the configuration options found in the menu
items at the top of the BIOS screen and listed above.
5.2 Main
The Main BIOS menu (BIOS Menu 1) appears when the BIOS Setup program is entered.
The Main menu gives an overview of the basic system information.
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Main
Advanced Chipset
Boot
Security Save & Exit
BIOS Information
BIOS Vendor
Core Version
Compliency
Project Version
Build Date
American Megatrends
4.6.5.4
UEFI 2.3.1;PI1.2
B270AR10.ROM
12/16/2013 12:34:29
iWDD Vendor
iWDD Version
iEi
B271ER27.bin
Processor Information
Name
Brand String
Frequency
Processor ID
Stepping
Number of Processors
Microcode Revision
GT Info
Haswell
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-433
3500MHz
306c3
C0
2Core(s) / 4Thread(s)
16
GT2 (700MHz)
IGFX VBIOS Version
Memory RC Version
Total Memory
Memory Frequency
2178
1.6.2.1
4096 MB (DDR3)
1333 Mhz
PCH Information
Name
PCH SKU
Stepping
LAN PHY Revision
LynxPoint
Q87
05/C2
A3
ME FW Version
ME Firmware SKU
9.0.22.1467
5MB
SPI Clock Frequency
DOFR Support
Read Status Clock Frequency
Write Status Clock Frequency
Fast Read Status Clock
Frequency
System Date
System Time
Supported
50MHz
50MHz
50MHz
[Tue 03/04/2013]
[15:10:27]
Set the Date. Use Tab to
switch between Data
elements.
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BIOS Menu 1: Main
The System Overview field has two user configurable fields:
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System Date [xx/xx/xx]
Use the System Date option to set the system date. Manually enter the day, month and
year.

System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Use the System Time option to set the system time. Manually enter the hours, minutes
and seconds.
5.3 Advanced
Use the Advanced menu (BIOS Menu 2) to configure the CPU and peripheral devices
through the following sub-menus:
WARNING!
Setting the wrong values in the sections below may cause the system
to malfunction. Make sure that the settings made are compatible with
the hardware.
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Main
Advanced Chipset
Boot
Security Save & Exit
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
ACPI Settings
RTC Wake Settings
Trusted Computing
CPU Configuration
SATA Configuration
Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology
AMT Configuration
USB Configuration
F81866 Super IO Configuration
iWDD H/W Monitor
Serial Port Console Configuration
iEi Feature
System ACPI Parameters
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F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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5.3.1 ACPI Settings
The ACPI Settings menu (BIOS Menu 3) configures the Advanced Configuration and
Power Interface (ACPI) options.
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ACPI Settings
ACPI Sleep State
[S1 (CPU Stop Clock)]
Select the highest ACPI
sleep state the system
will enter when the
SUSPEND button is
pressed.
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Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
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BIOS Menu 3: ACPI Configuration

ACPI Sleep State [S1 (CPU Stop Clock)]
Use the ACPI Sleep State option to specify the sleep state the system enters when it is
not being used.

Suspend Disabled

S1
(CPU
Stop
DEFAULT
The system enters S1(POS) sleep state. The
system appears off. The CPU is stopped; RAM is
Clock)
refreshed; the system is running in a low power
mode.

S3
(Suspend
RAM)
to
The caches are flushed and the CPU is powered
off. Power to the RAM is maintained. The
computer returns slower to a working state, but
more power is saved.
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5.3.2 RTC Wake Settings
The RTC Wake Settings menu (BIOS Menu 4) configures RTC wake event. The RTC
wake function is supported in ACPI (S3/S4/S5) and APM soft off modes.
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Wake System with Fixed Time
[Disabled]
Enables or Disables
system wake on alarm
event. When enabled,
system will wake on the
date: hr: min: sec
specified.
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F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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BIOS Menu 4: RTC Wake Settings

Wake System with Fixed Time [Disabled]
Use the Wake System with Fixed Time option to specify the time the system should be
roused from a suspended state.

Disabled
DEFAULT
The real time clock (RTC) cannot generate a wake
event
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
Enabled
If selected, the following appears with values that
can be selected:
*Wake up every day
*Wake up date
*Wake up hour
*Wake up minute
*Wake up second
After setting the alarm, the computer turns itself on
from a suspend state when the alarm goes off.
5.3.3 Trusted Computing
Use the Trusted Computing menu (BIOS Menu 5) to configure settings related to the
Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
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Configuration
Security Device Support
[Disabled]
Current TPM Status Information
NO TPM Hardware
Enables or Disables BIOS
support for security
device. O.S. will not
show Security Device.
TCG EFI protocol and
INT1A interface will not
be available.
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General Help
F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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
Security Device Support [Disable]
Use the Security Device Support option to configure support for security devices.
 Disable DEFAULT
Security Device support is disabled.
 Enable
Security Device support is enabled.
5.3.4 CPU Information
Use the CPU Information submenu (BIOS Menu 6) to view detailed CPU specifications
and configure the CPU.
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Advanced
CPU Information
Intel® COR(TM) i3-4330 CPU @ 3.50GHz
Signature
306c3
Microcode Patch
16
Max CPU Speed
3500 MHz
Min CPU Speed
800 MHz
CPU Speed
3500 MHz
Processor Cores
2
Intel HT Technology
Supported
Intel VT-x Technology
Supported
Intel SMX Technology
Not Supported
64-bit
Supported
EIST Technology
Supported
L1
L1
L2
L3
Data ache
Code Cache
Cache
Cache
32 kB x 2
32 kB x 2
256 kB x 2
4096 kB
Hyper-Threading
Active Processor Cores
Intel Virtualization Technology
EIST
[Enabled]
[All]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Enable for Windows XP and
Linux (OS optimized for
Hyper-Threading
Technology and Disabled
for other OS (OS not
optimized for
Hyper-Threading
Technology). When
Disabled only one thread
per enabled core is
enabled.
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Optimized Defaults
F4
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ESC Exit
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BIOS Menu 6: CPU Information
The CPU Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 6) lists the following CPU details:

Processor Type: Lists the brand name of the CPU being used

CPU Signature: Lists the CPU signature value.
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
Microcode Patch: Lists the microcode patch being used.

Max CPU Speed: Lists the maximum CPU processing speed.

Min CPU Speed: Lists the minimum CPU processing speed.

CPU Speed: Lists the CPU processing speed.

Processor Cores: Lists the number of the processor core

Intel HT Technology: Indicates if Intel HT Technology is supported by the
CPU.

Intel VT-x Technology: Indicates if Intel VT-x Technology is supported by the
CPU.

Intel SMX Technology: Indicates if Intel SMX Technology is supported by the
CPU.

EIST Technology: Indicates if Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Techonology is
supported by the CPU.


L1 Data Cache: Lists the amount of data storage space on the L1 cache.

L1 Code Cache: Lists the amount of code storage space on the L1 cache.

L2 Cache: Lists the amount of storage space on the L2 cache.

L3 Cache: Lists the amount of storage space on the L3 cache.
Hyper-threading [Enabled]
Use the Hyper-threading BIOS option to enable or disable the Intel Hyper-Threading
Technology.


Disabled

Enabled
Disables the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology.
DEFAULT
Enables the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology.
Active Processor Cores [All]
Use the Active Processor Cores BIOS option to enable numbers of cores in the
processor package.

All

1
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DEFAULT
Enable all cores in the processor package.
Enable one core in the processor package.
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
Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled]
Use the Intel Virtualization Technology option to enable or disable virtualization on the
system. When combined with third party software, Intel® Virtualization technology allows
several OSs to run on the same system at the same time.


Disabled

Enabled
DEFAULT
Disables Intel Virtualization Technology.
Enables Intel Virtualization Technology.
EIST [Enabled]
Use the EIST option to enable or disable Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Techonology
(EIST).

Disables Enhanced Intel SpeedStep®
Disabled
Techonology.

Enabled
DEFAULT
Enables Enhanced Intel SpeedStep®
Techonology.
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5.3.5 SATA Configuration
Use the SATA Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 7) to change and/or set the
configuration of the SATA devices installed in the system.
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SATA Controller(s)
SATA Mode Selection
[Enabled]
[IDE]
Enable or disable SATA
Device
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
Empty
Empty
Empty
Empty
Empty
Empty
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Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
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
SATA Controller(s) [Enabled]
Use the SATA Controller(s) option to enable or disable the serial ATA controller.


Enabled

Disabled
DEFAULT
Enables the on-board SATA controller.
Disables the on-board SATA controller.
SATA Mode Selection [IDE]
Use the SATA Mode Selection option to configure SATA devices as normal IDE devices.

IDE

AHCI
Configures SATA devices as AHCI device.

RAID
Configures SATA devices as RAID device.
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DEFAULT
Configures SATA devices as normal IDE device.
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5.3.6 Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology
Use the Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology menu to configure Intel® Rapid Start
Technology support.
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Advanced
Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology [Disabled]
Enable or disable
Intel(R) Rapid Start
Technology.
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 Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology [Disabled]
Use Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology option to enable or disable the Intel® Rapid Start
Technology function.

Disabled

Enabled
DEFAULT
Intel® Rapid Start Technology is disabled
Intel® Rapid Start Technology is enabled
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5.3.7 AMT Configuration
The AMT Configuration submenu (BIOS Menu 9) allows Intel® Active Management
Technology (AMT) options to be configured.
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Advanced
Intel AMT
Un-Configure ME
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enable/Disable Intel(R)
Active Management
Technology BIOS
Extension.
Note : iAMT H/W is always
enabled.
This option just
controls the BIOS
extension execution. If
enabled, this requires
additional firmware in
the SPI device.
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Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
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BIOS Menu 9: AMT Configuration

Intel AMT [Enabled]
Use Intel AMT option to enable or disable the Intel® AMT BIOS Extension.


Disabled

Enabled
Intel® AMT BIOS Extension is disabled
DEFAULT
Intel® AMT BIOS Extension is enabled
Unconfigure ME [Disabled]
Use the Unconfigure ME option to perform ME unconfigure without password operation.

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Disabled
DEFAULT
Disable ME unconfigure
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
Enable ME unconfigure
Enabled
5.3.8 USB Configuration
Use the USB Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 10) to read USB configuration
information and configure the USB settings.
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USB Configuration
USB Devices:
1 Keyboard, 2 Hubs
Legacy USB Support
[Enabled]
Enables Legacy USB
support. AUTO option
disables legacy support
if no USB devices are
connected. DISABLE
option will keep USB
devices available only
for EFI applications.
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 : Select Item
Enter Select
+ - Change Opt.
F1
General Help
F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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BIOS Menu 10: USB Configuration

USB Devices
The USB Devices Enabled field lists the USB devices that are enabled on the system

Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
Use the Legacy USB Support BIOS option to enable USB mouse and USB keyboard
support. Normally if this option is not enabled, any attached USB mouse or USB keyboard
does not become available until a USB compatible operating system is fully booted with all
USB drivers loaded. When this option is enabled, any attached USB mouse or USB
keyboard can control the system even when there is no USB driver loaded onto the
system.
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
Enabled

Disabled
Legacy USB support disabled

Auto
Legacy USB support disabled if no USB devices are
DEFAULT
Legacy USB support enabled
connected
5.3.9 F81866 Super IO Configuration
Use the F81866 Super IO Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 11) to set or change the
configurations for the FDD controllers, parallel ports and serial ports.
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F81866 Super IO Configuration
F81866 Super IO
> Serial Port 1
> Serial Port 2
> Serial Port 3
> Serial Port 4
> Serial Port 5
> Serial Port 6
> Parallel Port
Chip
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration
Set Parameters of Serial
Port 1 (COMA)
F81866
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F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
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5.3.9.1 Serial Port n Configuration
Use the Serial Port n Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 12) to configure the serial port n.
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Advanced
Serial Port n Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
[Enabled]
IO=3F8h;IRQ=4
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= - Change Opt.
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F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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Change Settings
[Auto]
BIOS Menu 12: Serial Port n Configuration Menu
5.3.9.1.1 Serial Port 1 Configuration

Serial Port [Enabled]
Use the Serial Port option to enable or disable the serial port.


Disabled

Enabled
Disable the serial port
DEFAULT
Enable the serial port
Change Settings [Auto]
Use the Change Settings option to change the serial port IO port address and interrupt
address.

Auto
DEFAULT
The serial port IO port address and interrupt address
are automatically detected.

IO=3F8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 3F8h and the interrupt
IRQ=4
address is IRQ4
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


IO=3F8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 3F8h and the interrupt
IRQ=3, 4
address is IRQ3,4
IO=2C0h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2C0h and the interrupt
IRQ=3, 4
address is IRQ3, 4
IO=2C8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2C8h and the interrupt
IRQ=3, 4
address is IRQ3, 4
5.3.9.1.2 Serial Port 2 Configuration

Serial Port [Enabled]
Use the Serial Port option to enable or disable the serial port.


Disabled

Enabled
Disable the serial port
DEFAULT
Enable the serial port
Change Settings [Auto]
Use the Change Settings option to change the serial port IO port address and interrupt
address.

Auto
DEFAULT
The serial port IO port address and interrupt address
are automatically detected.





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IO=2F8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2F8h and the interrupt
IRQ=3
address is IRQ3
IO=3F8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 3F8h and the interrupt
IRQ=3, 4
address is IRQ3, 4
IO=2F8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2F8h and the interrupt
IRQ=3, 4
address is IRQ3, 4
IO=2C0h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2C0h and the interrupt
IRQ=3, 4
address is IRQ3, 4
IO=2C8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2C8h and the interrupt
IRQ=3, 4
address is IRQ3, 4
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
Device Mode [RS422/485]
Use the Device Mode option to configure the COM2 serial port.

RS422/485
DEFAULT
Enables serial port RS422/485 support.
5.3.9.1.3 Serial Port 3 Configuration

Serial Port [Enabled]
Use the Serial Port option to enable or disable the serial port.


Disabled

Enabled
Disable the serial port
DEFAULT
Enable the serial port
Change Settings [Auto]
Use the Change Settings option to change the serial port IO port address and interrupt
address.

Auto
DEFAULT
The serial port IO port address and interrupt address
are automatically detected.




IO=2D0h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2D0h and the interrupt
IRQ=10
address is IRQ10
IO=2D0h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2D0h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
IO=2E8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2E8h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
IO=2D8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2D8h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
5.3.9.1.4 Serial Port 4 Configuration

Serial Port [Enabled]
Use the Serial Port option to enable or disable the serial port.
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

Disabled

Enabled
Disable the serial port
DEFAULT
Enable the serial port
Change Settings [Auto]
Use the Change Settings option to change the serial port IO port address and interrupt
address.

Auto
DEFAULT
The serial port IO port address and interrupt address
are automatically detected.






IO=2E8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2E8h and the interrupt
IRQ=10
address is IRQ10
IO=3E8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 3E8h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
IO=2E8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2E8h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
IO=2D0h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2D0h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
IO=2D8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2D8h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
Device Mode [RS422/485]
Use the Device Mode option to configure the serial port 4.

RS422/485
DEFAULT
COM4 is configured as RS-422/485 serial port.
5.3.9.1.5 Serial Port 5 Configuration

Serial Port [Enabled]
Use the Serial Port option to enable or disable the serial port.

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Disabled
Disable the serial port
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

Enabled
DEFAULT
Enable the serial port
Change Settings [Auto]
Use the Change Settings option to change the serial port IO port address and interrupt
address.

Auto
DEFAULT
The serial port IO port address and interrupt address
are automatically detected.






IO=2D0h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2D0h and the interrupt
IRQ=10
address is IRQ10
IO=2C0h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2C0h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
IO=2C8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2C8h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
IO=2D0h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2D0h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
IO=2D8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2D8h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
IO=2E0h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2E0h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
5.3.9.1.6 Serial Port 6 Configuration

Serial Port [Enabled]
Use the Serial Port option to enable or disable the serial port.

Disabled

Enabled
Disable the serial port
DEFAULT
Enable the serial port
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
Change Settings [Auto]
Use the Change Settings option to change the serial port IO port address and interrupt
address.

Auto
DEFAULT
The serial port IO port address and interrupt address
are automatically detected.






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IO=2D8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2D8h and the interrupt
IRQ=10
address is IRQ10
IO=2C0h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2C0h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
IO=2C8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2C8h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
IO=2D0h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2D0h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
IO=2D8h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2D8h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
IO=2E0h;
Serial Port I/O port address is 2E0h and the interrupt
IRQ=10, 11
address is IRQ10, 11
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5.3.9.2 Parallel Port Configuration
Use the Parallel Port Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 13) to configure the serial port n.
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Parallel Port Configuration
Parallel Port
Device Settings
Enable or Disable
Parallel Port (LPT/LPTE)
[Enabled]
IO=378h; IRQ=5
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F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
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Change Settings
Device Mode
[Auto]
[STD Printer Mode]
BIOS Menu 13: Parallel Port Configuration Menu

Parallel Port [Enabled]
Use the Parallel Port option to enable or disable the parallel port.


Disabled

Enabled
Disable the parallel port
DEFAULT
Enable the parallel port
Change Settings [Auto]
Use the Change Settings option to change the parallel port IO port address and interrupt
address.

Auto
DEFAULT
The parallel port IO port address and interrupt
address are automatically detected.


IO=378h;
Parallel Port I/O port address is 378h and the
IRQ=5
interrupt address is IRQ5
IO=378h;
Parallel Port I/O port address is 378h and the
IRQ=5, 7
interrupt address is IRQ5, 7
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


IO=278h;
Parallel Port I/O port address is 278h and the
IRQ=5, 7
interrupt address is IRQ5, 7
IO=3BCh;
Parallel Port I/O port address is 3BCh and the
IRQ=5, 7
interrupt address is IRQ5, 7
Device Mode [STD Printer Mode]
Use the Device Mode option to select the mode the parallel port operates in.
Configuration options are listed below.

STD Printer Mode

SPP Mode

EPP-1.9 and SPP Mode

EPP-1.7 and SPP Mode

ECP Mode

ECP and EPP 1.9 Mode

ECP and EPP 1.7 Mode
Default
5.3.10 iWDD H/W Monitor
The iWDD H/W Monitor menu (BIOS Menu 14) contains the fan configuration submenus
and displays operating temperature, fan speeds and system voltages.
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Advanced
PC Health Status
Smart FAN Configuration
> Smart Fan Mode Configuration
CPU Temperature
SYS Temperature
CPU_FAN1 Speed
SYS_FAN1 Speed
CPU_CORE
+5V
+12V
DDR
+5VSB
+3.3V
+3.3VSB
VBAT
:+49 C
:+26 C
:727 RPM
:N/A
:+1.743 V
:+5.142 V
:+12.271 V
:+1.507 V
:+4.968 V
:+3.369 V
:+3.276 V
:+3.074 V
--------------------: Select Screen
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+ - Change Opt.
F1
General Help
F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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BIOS Menu 14: iWDD H/W Monitor

PC Health Status
The following system parameters and values are shown. The system parameters that are
monitored are:

System Temperatures:
o
o

System Temperature
Fan Speeds:
o
o

CPU Temperature
CPU Fan Speed
System Fan Speed
Voltages:
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
CPU_CORE
+5V
+12V
DDR
+5VSB
+3.3V
+3.3VSB
VBAT
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5.3.10.1 Smart Fan Mode Configuration
Use the Smart Fan Mode Configuration submenu (BIOS Menu 15) to configure smart
fan temperature and speed settings.
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Smart Fan Mode Configuration
CPU_FAN1 Smart Fan Control
Fan start temperature
Fan off temperature
Fan start PWM
Fan slope PWM
SYS_FAN1 Smart Fan Control
Fan start temperature
Fan off temperature
Fan start PWM
Fan slope PWM
Smart Fan Mode Select
[Auto Mode]
50
40
30
1
[Auto Mode]
50
40
30
1
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F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
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BIOS Menu 15: Smart Fan Mode Configuration

CPU_FAN1 Smart Fan Control/SYS_FAN1 Smart Fan Control [Auto Mode]
Use the CPU_FAN1 Smart Fan Control/SYS_FAN1 Smart Fan Control option to
configure the CPU/System Smart Fan.

Auto Mode
DEFAULT
The fan adjusts its speed using Auto Mode
settings.

Manual Mode
The fan spins at the speed set in Manual Mode
settings.

Fan start/off temperature
Use the + or – key to change the Fan start/off temperature value. Enter a decimal
number between 1 and 100.
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
Fan start PWM
Use the + or – key to change the Fan start PWM value. Enter a decimal number between
1 and 128.

Fan slope PWM
Use the + or – key to change the Fan slope PWM value. Enter a decimal number between
1 and 64.
5.3.11 Serial Port Console Redirection
The Serial Port Console Redirection menu (BIOS Menu 16) allows the console
redirection options to be configured. Console redirection allows users to maintain a
system remotely by re-directing keyboard input and text output through the serial port.
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Advanced
COM1
Console Redirection
> Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]
COM2
Console Redirection
> Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]
COM3
Console Redirection
> Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]
COM4
Console Redirection
> Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]
COM5
Console Redirection
> Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]
COM6
Console Redirection
> Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]
Console Redirection
Enable or Disable
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+/-: Change Opt.
F1
General Help
F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
COM7 (BMC)(Disabled)
Console Redirection Settings
iAMT SOL
COM8(Pci Bus0,Dev22,Func3)
Console Redirection
[Disabled]
> Console Redirection Settings
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BIOS Menu 16: Serial Port Console Redirection

Console Redirection [Disabled]
Use Console Redirection option to enable or disable the console redirection function.

Disabled

Enabled
DEFAULT
Disabled the console redirection function
Enabled the console redirection function
The following options are available in the Console Redirection Settings submenu when
the Console Redirection option is enabled.
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
Terminal Type [ANSI]
Use the Terminal Type option to specify the remote terminal type.


VT100
The target terminal type is VT100

VT100+
The target terminal type is VT100+

VT-UTF8
The target terminal type is VT-UTF8

ANSI
DEFAULT
The target terminal type is ANSI
Bits per second [115200]
Use the Bits per second option to specify the serial port transmission speed. The speed
must match the other side. Long or noisy lines may require lower speeds.


9600
Sets the serial port transmission speed at 9600.

19200
Sets the serial port transmission speed at 19200.

57600
Sets the serial port transmission speed at 57600.

115200
DEFAULT
Sets the serial port transmission speed at 115200.
Data Bits [8]
Use the Data Bits option to specify the number of data bits.


7

8
Sets the data bits at 7.
DEFAULT
Sets the data bits at 8.
Parity [None]
Use the Parity option to specify the parity bit that can be sent with the data bits for
detecting the transmission errors.

None

Even
DEFAULT
No parity bit is sent with the data bits.
The parity bit is 0 if the number of ones in the data
bits is even.
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
The parity bit is 0 if the number of ones in the data
Odd
bits is odd.

The parity bit is always 1. This option does not
Mark
provide error detection.

The parity bit is always 0. This option does not
Space
provide error detection.

Stop Bits [1]
Use the Stop Bits option to specify the number of stop bits used to indicate the end of a
serial data packet. Communication with slow devices may require more than 1 stop bit.

1

2
DEFAULT
Sets the number of stop bits at 1.
Sets the number of stop bits at 2.
5.3.12 iEi Feature
Use the iEi Feature menu (BIOS Menu 17) to configure IEI One Key Recovery function.
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iEi Feature
Auto Recovery Function
[Disabled]
Auto Recovery Function
Reboot and recover
system automatically
within 10 min, when OS
crashes. Please install
Auto Recovery API
service before enabling
this function.
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+/-: Change Opt.
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F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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
Auto Recovery Function [Disabled]
Use the Auto Recovery Function BIOS option to enable or disable the auto recovery
function of the IEI One Key Recovery.

Disabled

Enabled
DEFAULT
Auto recovery function disabled
Auto recovery function enabled
5.4 Chipset
Use the Chipset menu (BIOS Menu 18) to access the PCH-IO and System Agent (SA)
Subsystem configuration menus.
WARNING!
Setting the wrong values for the Chipset BIOS selections in the Chipset
BIOS menu may cause the system to malfunction.
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Main
Advanced Chipset
Boot
Security Save & Exit
> PCH-IO Configuration
> System Agent (SA) Configuration
PCH Parameters.
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F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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5.4.1 PCH-IO Configuration
Use the PCH-IO Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 19) to configure the PCH chipset.
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Chipset
Auto Power Button Status
[Disable (ATX)]
Restore AC Power Loss
[Last State]
Select AC power state
when power is re-applied
after a power failure.
> PCI Express Configuration
> PCH Azalia Configuration
--------------------: Select Screen
 : Select Item
PCIEX16 Power
[1 x16 PCIE]
Enter Select
USB SW1 Power
[+5V DUAL]
+ - Change Opt.
USB SW2 Power
[+5V DUAL]
F1
General Help
F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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Power Saving Function(ERP)
[Disabled]
BIOS Menu 19: PCH-IO Configuration

Restore on AC Power Loss [Last State]
Use the Restore on AC Power Loss BIOS option to specify what state the system
returns to if there is a sudden loss of power to the system.

Power Off
The system remains turned off

Power On
The system turns on

Last State
DEFAULT
The system returns to its previous state. If it was on, it
turns itself on. If it was off, it remains off.

Power Saving Function [Disabled]
Use the Power Saving Function BIOS option to enable or reduce power consumption in
the S5 state. When enabled, the system can only be powered-up using the power button.

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Disabled
DEFAULT
Power Saving Function support disabled
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

Power Saving Function support enabled
Enabled
PCIEX16 Power [1 x16 PCIE]
Use the PCIEX16 Power BIOS option to configure the PCIe x16 channel mode on the
motherboard.


1 x16 PCIE
DEFAULT
Configure the PCIe x16 slot as one PCIe x16
USB SW1 Power [+5V DUAL]
Use the USB SW1 Power BIOS option to configure the USB power source for the
corresponding USB connector (Table 5-2).


+5V

+5V DUAL
Set the USB power source to +5V
DEFAULT
Set the USB power source to +5V dual
USB SW2 Power [+5V DUAL]
Use the USB SW2 Power BIOS option to configure the USB power source for the
corresponding USB connector (Table 5-2).

+5V

+5V DUAL
BIOS Options
USB SW1 Power
Set the USB power source to +5V
DEFAULT
Set the USB power source to +5V dual
Configured USB Ports
K/M_USB1 (external USB 2.0 ports)
LAN1_USB1 (external USB 3.0 ports)
LAN2_USB2 (external USB 2.0 ports)
USB SW2 Power
USB1 (internal USB 2.0 ports)
USB2 (internal USB 2.0 ports)
CN4 (internal USB 3.0 ports)
Table 5-2: BIOS Options and Configured USB Ports
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5.4.1.1 PCI Express Configuration
Use the PCI Express Configuration submenu (BIOS Menu 20) to configure the PCI
Express slots.
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Chipset
PCI Express Configuration
PCIEX1_1 Setting
> PCIEx1_1 Slot
> PCIEx4_1 Slot
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Enter Select
+ - Change Opt.
F1
General Help
F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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BIOS Menu 20: PCI Express Configuration

PCIe Speed [Gen1]
Use the PCIe Speed option to specify the PCI Express port speed. Configuration options
are listed below.


Auto

Gen 1

Gen 2
DEFAULT
Detect Non-Compliance Device [Enabled]
Use the Detect Non-Compliance Device option to configure whether to detect if a
non-compliance PCI Express device is connected to the PCI Express port.

Do not detect if a non-compliance PCI Express
Disabled
device is connected to the PCI Express port.

Enabled
DEFAULT
Detect if a non-compliance PCI Express device is
connected to the PCI Express port.
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5.4.1.2 PCH Azalia Configuration
Use the PCH Azalia Configuration submenu (BIOS Menu 21) to configure the PCH
Azalia codec.
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PCH Azalia Configuration
Azalia (HD Audio)
[Enabled]
Control Detection of the
Azalia device.
Disabled=Azalia will be
unconditionally
disabled.
Enabled=Azalia will be
unconditionally
Enabled.
--------------------: Select Screen
 : Select Item
Enter Select
+ - Change Opt.
F1
General Help
F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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BIOS Menu 21: PCH Azalia Configuration

Azalia [Enabled]
Use the Azalia option to enable or disable the High Definition Audio controller.

Disabled

Enabled
The onboard High Definition Audio controller is disabled
DEFAULT
The onboard High Definition Audio controller is detected
automatically and enabled
5.4.2 System Agent (SA) Configuration
Use the System Agent (SA) Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 22) to configure the video
device connected to the system.
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Advanced
Config Graphics
Settings.
> Graphics Configuration
> NB PCIe Configuration
> Memory Configuration
--------------------: Select Screen
 : Select Item
Enter Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1
General Help
F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save
ESC Exit
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BIOS Menu 22: System Agent (SA) Configuration
5.4.2.1 Graphics Configuration
Use the Graphics Configuration submenu (BIOS Menu 23) to configure the graphics
settings.
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Chipset
Graphics Configuration
Primary Display
DVMT Pre-Allocated
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
> LCD Control
[Auto]
[256M]
[MAX]
--------------------: Select Screen
 : Select Item
Enter Select
+ - Change Opt.
F1
General Help
F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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
Primary Display [Auto]
Use the Primary Display option to select the display device used by the system when it
boots. Configuration options are listed below.


Auto

IGFX

PEG

PCIE/PCI
DEFAULT
DVMT Pre-Allocated [256M]
Use the DVMT Pre-Allocated option to specify the amount of system memory that can be
used by the internal graphics device.

32M
32 MB of memory used by internal graphics device

64M
64 MB of memory used by internal graphics device

128M
128 MB of memory used by internal graphics
device

256M
DEFAULT
256 MB of memory used by internal graphics
device

512 MB of memory used by internal graphics
512M
device

DVMT Total Gfx Mem [MAX]
Use the DVMT Total Gfx Mem option to specify the maximum amount of memory that can
be allocated as graphics memory. Configuration options are listed below.

128M

256M

MAX
Default
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5.4.2.1.1 LCD Control
Use the LCD Control submenu (BIOS Menu 24) to select a display device which will be
activated during POST.
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Chipset
LCD Control
Primary IGFX Boot Display
[VBIOS Default]
Select the Video Device
which will be activated
during POST. This has no
effect if external
graphics present.
Secondary boot display
selection will appear
based on your selection.
VGA modes will be
supported only on
primary display.
---------------------: Select Screen
 : Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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BIOS Menu 24: LCD Control

Primary IGFX Boot Display [VBIOS Default]
Use the Primary IGFX Boot Display option to select the display device used by the
system when it boots. Configuration options are listed below.
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
VBIOS Default

CRT

DVI

DP

HDMI
DEFAULT
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5.4.2.2 NB PCIe Configuration
Use the NB PCIe Configuration submenu (BIOS Menu 25) to configure the northbridge
PCIe settings.
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Chipset
NB PCIe Configuration
PEG0
PEG0-Gen X
Not Present
[Gen1]
Enable PEG
Detect Non-Compliance Device
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
--------------------: Select Screen
 : Select Item
Enter Select
+ - Change Opt.
F1
General Help
F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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BIOS Menu 25: NB PCIe Configuration

PEG0-Gen X [Gen1]
Use the PEG0-Gen X option to configure PEG0 B0:D1:F0. Configuration options are listed
below.


Auto

Gen1

Gen2

Gen3
Default
Enable PEG [Enabled]
Use the Enable PEG option to enable or disable PEG.

Disabled

Enabled

Auto
Disables PEG.
DEFAULT
Enables PEG.
Automatically detect PEG
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
Detect Non-Compliance [Enabled]
Use the Detect Non-Compliance option to detect non-compliance PCIe device in PEG.

Disabled

Enabled
Do not detect non-compliance PCIe device in PEG
DEFAULT
Detect non-compliance PCIe device in PEG
5.4.2.3 Memory Configuration
Use the Memory Configuration submenu (BIOS Menu 26) to configure the Memory
settings.
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Chipset
Memory Information
Total Memory
CHA_DIMM1
CHA_DIMM2
CHB_DIMM1
CHB_DIMM2
4096 MB (DDR3)
4096 MB (DDR3)
Not Present
Not Present
Not Present
--------------------: Select Screen
 : Select Item
Enter Select
+ - Change Opt.
F1
General Help
F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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5.5 Boot
Use the Boot menu (BIOS Menu 27) to configure system boot options.
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Main
Advanced Chipset
Boot
Security Save & Exit
Boot Configuration
Bootup NumLock State
Quiet Boot
Option ROM Messages
Launch PXE OpROM
UEFI Boot
[On]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Select the keyboard
NumLock state
--------------------: Select Screen
 : Select Item
Boot Option Priorities
Enter Select
+ - Change Opt.
F1
General Help
F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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BIOS Menu 27: Boot

Bootup NumLock State [On]
Use the Bootup NumLock State BIOS option to specify if the number lock setting must
be modified during boot up.

On
DEFAULT
Allows the Number Lock on the keyboard to be
enabled automatically when the computer system
boots up. This allows the immediate use of the
10-key numeric keypad located on the right side of
the keyboard. To confirm this, the Number Lock LED
light on the keyboard is lit.

Off
Does not enable the keyboard Number Lock
automatically. To use the 10-keys on the keyboard,
press the Number Lock key located on the upper
left-hand corner of the 10-key pad. The Number
Lock LED on the keyboard lights up when the
Number Lock is engaged.
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
Quiet Boot [Enabled]
Use the Quiet Boot BIOS option to select the screen display when the system boots.


Disabled

Enabled
Normal POST messages displayed
DEFAULT
OEM Logo displayed instead of POST messages
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
Use the Option ROM Messages option to set the Option ROM display mode.

Force
DEFAULT
Sets display mode to force BIOS.
BIOS

Sets display mode to current.
Keep
Current

Launch PXE OpROM [Disabled]
Use the Launch PXE OpROM option to enable or disable boot option for legacy network
devices.


Disabled

Enabled
DEFAULT
Ignore all PXE Option ROMs
Load PXE Option ROMs
UEFI Boot [Disabled]
Use the UEFI Boot option to enable or disable to boot from a UEFI device.

Disabled

Enabled
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DEFAULT
Disable to boot from a UEFI device.
Enable to boot from a UEFI device.
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5.6 Security
Use the Security menu (BIOS Menu 28) to set system and user passwords.
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Main
Advanced Chipset
Boot
Security Save & Exit
Password Description
If ONLY the Administrator’s password is set,
then this only limits access to Setup and is
only asked for when entering Setup.
If ONLY the User’s password is set, then this
is a power on password and must be entered to
boot or enter Setup. In Setup the User will
have Administrator rights.
The password must be
In the following range:
Maximum length
3
Minimum length
20
Set Administrator
Password
--------------------: Select Screen
 : Select Item
Enter Select
+ - Change Opt.
F1
General Help
F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
Administrator Password
User Password
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BIOS Menu 28: Security

Administrator Password
Use the Administrator Password to set or change a administrator password.

User Password
Use the User Password to set or change a user password.
5.7 Exit
Use the Exit menu (BIOS Menu 29) to load default BIOS values, optimal failsafe values
and to save configuration changes.
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Main
Advanced Chipset
Boot
Security Save & Exit
Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
Exit the system after
saving the changes.
Restore Defaults
Save as User Defaults
Restore User Defaults
--------------------: Select Screen
 : Select Item
Enter Select
+ - Change Opt.
F1
General Help
F2
Previous Values
F3
Optimized Defaults
F4
Save & Exit
ESC Exit
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BIOS Menu 29:Exit

Save Changes and Reset
Use the Save Changes and Reset option to save the changes made to the BIOS options
and reset the system.

Discard Changes and Reset
Use the Discard Changes and Reset option to exit the system without saving the
changes made to the BIOS configuration setup program.

Restore Defaults
Use the Restore Defaults option to load the optimal default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. F3 key can be used for this operation.

Save as User Defaults
Use the Save as User Defaults option to save the changes done so far as user defaults.

Restore User Defaults
Use the Restore User Defaults option to restore the user defaults to all the setup options.
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Chapter
6
6 Software Drivers
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6.1 Available Software Drivers
NOTE:
The content of the CD may vary throughout the life cycle of the product
and is subject to change without prior notice. Visit the IEI website or
contact technical support for the latest updates.
The following drivers can be installed on the system:

Chipset

Graphics

LAN

USB 3.0

Audio

Intel® AMT
Installation instructions are given below.
6.2 Software Installation
All the drivers for the IMBA-Q870-i2 are on the CD that came with the system. To install
the drivers, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Insert the CD into a CD drive connected to the system.
NOTE:
If the installation program doesn't start automatically:
Click "Start->My Computer->CD Drive->autorun.exe"
Step 2: The driver main menu appears (Figure 6-1).
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Figure 6-1: Introduction Screen
Step 3: Click IMBA-Q870.
Step 4: A new screen with a list of available drivers appears (Figure 6-2).
Figure 6-2: Available Drivers
Step 5: Install all of the necessary drivers in this menu.
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6.3 Chipset Driver Installation
To install the chipset driver, please do the following.
Step 1: Access the driver list. (See Section 6.2)
Step 2: Click “1-Chipset”.
Step 3: Locate the setup file and double click on it.
Step 4: When the setup files are completely extracted, the Welcome Screen in Figure
6-3 appears.
Step 5: Click Next to continue.
Figure 6-3: Chipset Driver Welcome Screen
Step 6: The license agreement in Figure 6-4 appears.
Step 7: Read the License Agreement.
Step 8: Click Yes to continue.
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Figure 6-4: Chipset Driver License Agreement
Step 9: The Read Me file in Figure 6-5 appears.
Step 10: Click Next to continue.
Figure 6-5: Chipset Driver Read Me File
Step 11: Setup Operations are performed as shown in Figure 6-6.
Step 12: Once the Setup Operations are complete, click Next to continue.
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Figure 6-6: Chipset Driver Setup Operations
Step 13: The Finish screen in Figure 6-7 appears.
Step 14: Select “Yes, I want to restart this computer now” and click Finish. Step 0:
Figure 6-7: Chipset Driver Installation Finish Screen
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6.4 Graphics Driver Installation
To install the Graphics driver, please do the following.
Step 1: Access the driver list. (See Section 6.2)
Step 2: Click “2-Graphics” and select the folder which corresponds to the operating
system.
Step 3: Locate the setup file and double click on it.
Step 4: The Welcome Screen in Figure 6-8 appears.
Step 5: Click Next to continue.
Figure 6-8: Graphics Driver Welcome Screen
Step 6: The License Agreement in Figure 6-9 appears.
Step 7: Click Yes to accept the agreement and continue.
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Figure 6-9: Graphics Driver License Agreement
Step 8: The Read Me file in Figure 6-10 appears. Click Next to continue.
Figure 6-10: Graphics Driver Read Me File
Step 9: Setup Operations are performed as shown in Figure 6-11.
Step 10: Once the Setup Operations are complete, click Next to continue.
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Figure 6-11: Graphics Driver Setup Operations
Step 11: The Finish screen in Figure 6-12 appears.
Step 12: Select “Yes, I want to restart this computer now” and click Finish. Step 0:
Figure 6-12: Graphics Driver Installation Finish Screen
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6.5 LAN Driver Installation
To install the LAN driver, please do the following.
Step 1: Right-click the Computer button from the start menu and select Properties.
(Figure 6-13).
Figure 6-13: Windows Control Panel
Step 2: The system control panel window in Figure 6-14 appears.
Step 3: Click the Device Manager link (Figure 6-14).
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Figure 6-14: System Control Panel
Step 4: A list of system hardware devices appears (Figure 6-15).
Step 5: Right-click one of the Ethernet controllers that has question marks next to it (this
means Windows does not recognize the device).
Step 6: Select Update Driver Software. See Figure 6-15.
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Figure 6-15: Device Manager List
Step 7: The Update Driver Software Window appears (Figure 6-16).
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Figure 6-16: Update Driver Software Window
Step 8: Select “Browse my computer for driver software” and click NEXT to continue.
Step 9: Click Browse to select “X:\3-LAN” directory in the Locate File window, where
“X:\” is the system CD drive. (Figure 6-17).
Figure 6-17: Locate Driver Files
Step 10: Click NEXT to continue.
Step 11: Driver Installation is performed as shown in Figure 6-18.
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Figure 6-18: LAN Driver Installation
Step 12: The Finish screen appears. Click Close to exit.
Step 13: Right-click the other Ethernet controller that has question marks next to it as
shown in Figure 6-15. Repeat Step 6 ~ Step 12 to install the second Ethernet
controller driver. Step 0:
6.6 USB 3.0 Driver Installation
WARNING:
Do not run this driver’s installer (Setup.exe) from a USB storage device
(ie. external USB hard drive or USB thumb drive). For proper
installation, please copy driver files to a local hard drive folder and run
from there.
To install the USB 3.0 driver, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Access the driver list. (See Section 6.2)
Step 2: Click “4-USB 3.0”.
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Step 3: Locate the setup file and double click on it.
Step 4: A Welcome Screen appears (Figure 6-19).
Step 5: Click Next to continue.
Figure 6-19: USB 3.0 Driver Welcome Screen
Step 6: The license agreement in Figure 6-20 appears.
Step 7: Read the License Agreement.
Step 8: Click Yes to continue.
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Figure 6-20: USB 3.0 Driver License Agreement
Step 9: The Read Me file in Figure 6-21 appears.
Step 10: Click Next to continue.
Figure 6-21: USB 3.0 Driver Read Me File
Step 11: Setup Operations are performed as shown in Figure 6-22.
Step 12: Once the Setup Operations are complete, click Next to continue.
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Figure 6-22: USB 3.0 Driver Setup Operations
Step 13: The Finish screen in Figure 6-23 appears.
Step 14: Select “Yes, I want to restart this computer now” and click Finish.Step 0:
Figure 6-23: USB 3.0 Driver Installation Finish Screen
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6.7 Audio Driver Installation
To install the Realtek High Definition (HD) Audio driver, please follow the steps below.
6.7.1 BIOS Setup
Step 1: Enter the BIOS setup. To do this, reboot the system and press DEL during POST.
Step 2: Go to the PCH Azalia Configuration submenu. Enable the Azalia option. Refer
to Section 5.4.1.2.
Step 3: Press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS setup. The system reboots.
Step 0:
6.7.2 Driver Installation
To install the audio driver please follow the steps below. To install the audio driver, please
do the following.
Step 1: Access the driver list. (See Section 6.2)
Step 2: Click “5-Audio” and select the folder which corresponds to the operating
system.
Step 3: Double click the setup file.
Step 4: The InstallShield Wizard is prepared to guide the user through the rest of the
process.
Step 5: Once initialized, the InstallShield Wizard welcome screen appears
(Figure 6-24).
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Figure 6-24: InstallShield Wizard Welcome Screen
Step 6: Click Next to continue the installation.
Step 7: InstallShield starts to install the new software as shown in Figure 6-25.
Figure 6-25: Audio Driver Software Configuration
Step 8: After the driver installation process is complete, a confirmation screen appears
(Figure 6-26).
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Figure 6-26: Restart the Computer
Step 1: The confirmation screen offers the option of restarting the computer now or later.
For the settings to take effect, the computer must be restarted. Click Finish to
restart the computer. Step 0:
6.8 Intel® AMT Driver Installation
The package of the Intel® ME components includes

Intel® Management Engine Interface (Intel® ME Interface)

Intel® Dynamic Application Loader

Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)

Serial Over LAN (SOL) driver

Intel® Management and Security Status Application

Local Manageability Service (LMS)
To install these Intel® ME components, please do the following.
Step 1: Access the driver list. (See Section 6.2)
Step 2: Click “7-iAMT Driver & Utility”.
Step 3: Double click the setup file in the ME_SW folder.
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Step 4: Locate the setup file and double click it.
Step 5: When the setup files are completely extracted the Welcome Screen in Figure
6-27 appears.
Step 6: Click Next to continue.
Figure 6-27: Intel® ME Driver Welcome Screen
Step 7: The license agreement in Figure 6-28 appears.
Step 8: Read the License Agreement.
Step 9: Click Yes to continue.
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Figure 6-28: Intel® ME Driver License Agreement
Step 10: Setup Operations are performed as shown in Figure 6-29.
Step 11: Once the Setup Operations are complete, click Next to continue.
Figure 6-29: Intel® ME Driver Setup Operations
Step 12: The Finish screen in Figure 6-30 appears.
Step 13: Select “Yes, I want to restart this computer now” and click Finish.Step 0:
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Figure 6-30: Intel® ME Driver Installation Finish Screen
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Appendix
A
A Regulatory Compliance
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with specifications for CE marking.
If the user modifies and/or installs other devices in the equipment, the CE conformity
declaration may no longer apply.
FCC WARNING
This equipment complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference, and

This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
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Appendix
B
B Product Disposal
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CAUTION:
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Only
certified engineers should replace the on-board battery.
Dispose of used batteries according to instructions and local
regulations.

Outside the European Union–If you wish to dispose of used electrical and
electronic products outside the European Union, please contact your local
authority so as to comply with the correct disposal method.

Within the European Union–The device that produces less waste and is
easier to recycle is classified as electronic device in terms of the European
Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE), and must not be disposed of as domestic
garbage.
EU-wide legislation, as implemented in each Member State, requires that
waste electrical and electronic products carrying the mark (left) must be
disposed of separately from normal household waste. This includes
monitors and electrical accessories, such as signal cables or power cords.
When you need to dispose of your device, please follow the guidance of
your local authority, or ask the shop where you purchased the product. The mark on
electrical and electronic products only applies to the current European Union Member
States.
Please follow the national guidelines for electrical and electronic product disposal.
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Appendix
C
C BIOS Options
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Below is a list of BIOS configuration options in the BIOS chapter.
System Date [xx/xx/xx] ........................................................................................................91
System Time [xx:xx:xx] .......................................................................................................91
ACPI Sleep State [S1 (CPU Stop Clock)] ...........................................................................92
Wake System with Fixed Time [Disabled] .........................................................................93
Security Device Support [Disable] .....................................................................................95
Hyper-threading [Enabled]..................................................................................................96
Active Processor Cores [All] ..............................................................................................96
Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled] ........................................................................97
EIST [Enabled]......................................................................................................................97
SATA Controller(s) [Enabled] .............................................................................................98
SATA Mode Selection [IDE] ................................................................................................98
Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology [Disabled].......................................................................99
Intel AMT [Enabled] .......................................................................................................... 100
Unconfigure ME [Disabled] .............................................................................................. 100
USB Devices ...................................................................................................................... 101
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]....................................................................................... 101
Serial Port [Enabled]......................................................................................................... 103
Change Settings [Auto] .................................................................................................... 103
Serial Port [Enabled]......................................................................................................... 104
Change Settings [Auto] .................................................................................................... 104
Device Mode [RS422/485]................................................................................................. 105
Serial Port [Enabled]......................................................................................................... 105
Change Settings [Auto] .................................................................................................... 105
Serial Port [Enabled]......................................................................................................... 105
Change Settings [Auto] .................................................................................................... 106
Device Mode [RS422/485]................................................................................................. 106
Serial Port [Enabled]......................................................................................................... 106
Change Settings [Auto] .................................................................................................... 107
Serial Port [Enabled]......................................................................................................... 107
Change Settings [Auto] .................................................................................................... 108
Parallel Port [Enabled]...................................................................................................... 109
Change Settings [Auto] .................................................................................................... 109
Device Mode [STD Printer Mode] .................................................................................... 110
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PC Health Status ............................................................................................................... 111
CPU_FAN1 Smart Fan Control/SYS_FAN1 Smart Fan Control [Auto Mode] .............. 112
Fan start/off temperature ................................................................................................. 112
Fan start PWM ................................................................................................................... 113
Fan slope PWM ................................................................................................................. 113
Console Redirection [Disabled] ...................................................................................... 114
Terminal Type [ANSI]........................................................................................................ 115
Bits per second [115200].................................................................................................. 115
Data Bits [8] ....................................................................................................................... 115
Parity [None]...................................................................................................................... 115
Stop Bits [1] ....................................................................................................................... 116
Auto Recovery Function [Disabled]................................................................................ 117
Restore on AC Power Loss [Last State] ......................................................................... 118
Power Saving Function [Disabled].................................................................................. 118
PCIEX16 Power [1 x16 PCIE]............................................................................................ 119
USB SW1 Power [+5V DUAL]........................................................................................... 119
USB SW2 Power [+5V DUAL]........................................................................................... 119
PCIe Speed [Gen1]............................................................................................................ 120
Detect Non-Compliance Device [Enabled] ..................................................................... 120
Azalia [Enabled] ................................................................................................................ 121
Primary Display [Auto] ..................................................................................................... 123
DVMT Pre-Allocated [256M] ............................................................................................. 123
DVMT Total Gfx Mem [MAX]............................................................................................. 123
Primary IGFX Boot Display [VBIOS Default] .................................................................. 124
PEG0-Gen X [Gen1] .......................................................................................................... 125
Enable PEG [Enabled] ...................................................................................................... 125
Detect Non-Compliance [Enabled].................................................................................. 126
Bootup NumLock State [On]............................................................................................ 127
Quiet Boot [Enabled] ........................................................................................................ 128
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS].............................................................................. 128
Launch PXE OpROM [Disabled] ...................................................................................... 128
UEFI Boot [Disabled] ........................................................................................................ 128
Administrator Password .................................................................................................. 129
User Password .................................................................................................................. 129
Save Changes and Reset ................................................................................................. 130
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Discard Changes and Reset ............................................................................................ 130
Restore Defaults ............................................................................................................... 130
Save as User Defaults ...................................................................................................... 130
Restore User Defaults ...................................................................................................... 130
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Appendix
D
D Digital I/O Interface
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The DIO connector on the IMBA-Q870-i2 is interfaced to GPIO ports on the Super I/O
chipset. The DIO has both 8-bit digital inputs and 8-bit digital outputs. The digital inputs
and digital outputs are generally control signals that control the on/off circuit of external
devices or TTL devices. Data can be read or written to the selected address to enable the
DIO functions.
NOTE:
For further information, please refer to the datasheet for the Super I/O
chipset.
The BIOS interrupt call INT 15H controls the digital I/O.
INT 15H:
AH – 6FH
Sub-function:
AL – 8
:Set the digital port as INPUT
AL
:Digital I/O input value
Assembly Language Sample 1
MOV
AX, 6F08H
INT
15H
;setting the digital port as input
;
AL low byte = value
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AH – 6FH
Sub-function:
AL – 9
:Set the digital port as OUTPUT
BL
:Digital I/O output value
Assembly Language Sample 2
MOV
AX, 6F09H
MOV
BL, 09H
INT
15H
Digital Output is 1001b
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;setting the digital port as output
;digital value is 09H
;
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Appendix
E
E Watchdog Timer
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NOTE:
The following discussion applies to DOS environment. Contact IEI support
or visit the IEI website for specific drivers for other operating systems.
The Watchdog Timer is provided to ensure that standalone systems can always recover
from catastrophic conditions that cause the CPU to crash. This condition may have
occurred by external EMIs or a software bug. When the CPU stops working correctly,
Watchdog Timer either performs a hardware reset (cold boot) or a Non-Maskable Interrupt
(NMI) to bring the system back to a known state.
A BIOS function call (INT 15H) is used to control the Watchdog Timer.
INT 15H:
AH – 6FH Sub-function:
AL – 2:
Sets the Watchdog Timer’s period.
BL:
Time-out value (Its unit-second is dependent on the item “Watchdog
Timer unit select” in CMOS setup).
Table E-1: AH-6FH Sub-function
Call sub-function 2 to set the time-out period of Watchdog Timer first. If the time-out value
is not zero, the Watchdog Timer starts counting down. When the timer value reaches zero,
the system resets. To ensure that this reset condition does not occur, calling sub-function
2 must periodically refresh the Watchdog Timer. However, the watchdog timer is disabled
if the time-out value is set to zero.
A tolerance of at least 10% must be maintained to avoid unknown routines within the
operating system (DOS), such as disk I/O that can be very time-consuming.
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NOTE:
When exiting a program it is necessary to disable the Watchdog Timer,
otherwise the system resets.
EXAMPLE PROGRAM:
; INITIAL TIMER PERIOD COUNTER
;
W_LOOP:
;
MOV
AX, 6F02H
;setting the time-out value
MOV
BL, 30
;time-out value is 48 seconds
INT
15H
;
; ADD THE APPLICATION PROGRAM HERE
;
CMP
JNE
EXIT_AP, 1
W_LOOP
MOV
AX, 6F02H
MOV
BL, 0
INT
;is the application over?
;No, restart the application
;disable Watchdog Timer
;
15H
;
; EXIT ;
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Appendix
F
F Hazardous Materials
Disclosure
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The details provided in this appendix are to ensure that the product is compliant with the
Peoples Republic of China (China) RoHS standards. The table below acknowledges the
presences of small quantities of certain materials in the product, and is applicable to China
RoHS only.
A label will be placed on each product to indicate the estimated “Environmentally Friendly
Use Period” (EFUP). This is an estimate of the number of years that these substances
would “not leak out or undergo abrupt change.” This product may contain replaceable
sub-assemblies/components which have a shorter EFUP such as batteries and lamps.
These components will be separately marked.
Please refer to the following table.
Part Name
Toxic or Hazardous Substances and Elements
Lead
Mercury
Cadmium
Hexavalent
Polybrominated
Polybrominated
(Pb)
(Hg)
(Cd)
Chromium
Biphenyls
Diphenyl Ethers
(CR(VI))
(PBB)
(PBDE)
Housing
O
O
O
O
O
O
Display
O
O
O
O
O
O
Printed Circuit
O
O
O
O
O
O
Metal Fasteners
O
O
O
O
O
O
Cable Assembly
O
O
O
O
O
O
Fan Assembly
O
O
O
O
O
O
Power Supply
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
Board
Assemblies
Battery
O:
This toxic or hazardous substance is contained in all of the homogeneous materials for the part is below
the limit
requirement in SJ/T11363-2006 (now replaced by GB/T 26572-2011).
X:
This toxic or hazardous substance is contained in at least one of the homogeneous materials for this part is above
the limit requirement in SJ/T11363-2006 (now replaced by GB/T 26572-2011).
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此附件旨在确保本产品符合中国 RoHS 标准。以下表格标示此产品中某有毒物质的含量符
合中国 RoHS 标准规定的限量要求。
本产品上会附有”环境友好使用期限”的标签,此期限是估算这些物质”不会有泄漏或突变”的
年限。本产品可能包含有较短的环境友好使用期限的可替换元件,像是电池或灯管,这些元
件将会单独标示出来。
部件名称
有毒有害物质或元素
铅
汞
镉
六价铬
多溴联苯
多溴二苯
(Pb)
(Hg)
(Cd)
(CR(VI))
(PBB)
醚
(PBDE)
壳体
O
O
O
O
O
O
显示
O
O
O
O
O
O
印刷电路板
O
O
O
O
O
O
金属螺帽
O
O
O
O
O
O
电缆组装
O
O
O
O
O
O
风扇组装
O
O
O
O
O
O
电力供应组装
O
O
O
O
O
O
电池
O
O
O
O
O
O
O: 表示该有毒有害物质在该部件所有物质材料中的含量均在 SJ/T 11363-2006 (现由 GB/T 26572-2011 取代)
标准规定的限量要求以下。
X: 表示该有毒有害物质至少在该部件的某一均质材料中的含量超出 SJ/T 11363-2006 (现由 GB/T
26572-2011 取代) 标准规定的限量要求。
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