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Supermicro X7DAL-E+ motherboard
X7DAL-E+
USER’S MANUAL
Revision 1.0d
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Manual Revision: Rev. 1.0d
Release Date: Jan. 9, 2009
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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for system integrators, PC technicians and
knowledgeable PC users. It provides information for the installation and use of
X7DAL-E+ motherboard. The
X7DAL-E+ supports dual
the
Intel Quad-Core and Dual-Core processors with a front side bus speed of 1.333
GHz/1.066 GHz/667 MHz. With two 64-bit Quad-Core and Dual-Core processors
built-in, the X7DAL-E+ offers substantial functionality enhancements to the motherboards based on the Intel Core Microarchitecture cores while remaining compatible
with the IA-32 software. The features include Intel Hyper-Threading Technology,
Virtualization Technology, Hyper Pipelined Technology, Execution Trace Cache,
Thermal Monitor 1/2 (TM1/TM2), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology, Advanced
Dynamic Execution, Advanced Transfer Cache, Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
(SSE3) and Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T). These features allow the
motherboard to operate at much higher speeds with better power management in
much safer thermal environments than the traditional motherboards. The X7DAL-E+
is ideal for high performance quad-processor or dual-processor (DP) workstation
and enterprise server environments. Please refer to our web site (http://www.supermicro.com/products/) for updates on supported processors. This product is intended
to be installed and serviced by professional technicians.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1 describes the features, specifications and performance of the mainboard
and provides detailed information about the chipset.
Chapter 2 provides hardware installation instructions. Read this chapter when installing the processor, memory modules and other hardware components into the
system. If you encounter any problems, see Chapter 3, which describes troubleshooting procedures for video, memory and system setup stored in the CMOS.
Chapter 4 includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed information on
running the CMOS Setup utility.
Appendix A lists BIOS Error Beep Codes.
Appendix B and Appendix C provide the Windows OS and other software installation instructions.
Conventions Used in the Manual:
Special attention should be given to the following symbols for proper installation and
to prevent damage done to the components or injury to yourself:
Danger/Caution: Instructions to be strictly followed to prevent catastrophic
system failure or to avoid bodily injury
Warning: Important information given to prevent faulty installation and to avoid
damage to the motherboard and the components
Note: Additional Information given to ensure proper component installation and correct system setup
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Table of Contents
Preface
About This Manual ...................................................................................................... iii
Manual Organization ................................................................................................... iii
Conventions Used in the Manual .................................................................................. iii
Chapter 1: Introduction
1-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-1
Checklist ................................................................................................... 1-1
Contacting Supermicro ............................................................................. 1-2
X7DAL-E+ Image ...................................................................... 1-3
X7DAL-E+ Layout ...................................................................... 1-4
Quick Reference ...................................................................................... 1-5
Motherboard Features ................................................................................ 1-6
Intel 5000X Chipset: System Block Diagram ........................................... 1-8
1-2
Chipset Overview ........................................................................................... 1-9
1--3 Special Features ........................................................................................... 1-10
Recovery from AC Power Loss .............................................................. 1-10
1-4
PC Health Monitoring .................................................................................... 1-10
1-5
ACPI Features .............................................................................................. 1-11
1-6
Power Supply ............................................................................................... 1-12
1-7
Super I/O ........................................................................................................ 1-12
Chapter 2: Installation
2-1
Static-Sensitive Devices ................................................................................. 2-1
Precautions................................................................................................ 2-1
Unpacking ................................................................................................ 2-1
2-2
Processor and Heatsink Installation ............................................................... 2-2
2-3
Installing DIMMs ............................................................................................. 2-6
2-4
Control Panel Connectors and IO Ports ......................................................... 2-8
A. Back Panel Connectors/IO Ports .............................................................. 2-8
B. Front Control Panel ................................................................................... 2-9
C. Front Control Panel Pin Definitions ........................................................ 2-10
NMI Button ............................................................................................. 2-10
Power LED ............................................................................................. 2-10
HDD LED .............................................................................................. 2-11
NIC1/NIC2 LED Indicators ..................................................................... 2-11
Overheat/Fan Fail LED ......................................................................... 2-12
Power Fail LED ........................................................................................ 2-12
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Reset Button .......................................................................................... 2-13
Power Button .......................................................................................... 2-13
2-5 Connecting Cables ......................................................................................... 2-14
ATX Power Connector .......................................................................... 2-14
Processor Power Connector ................................................................. 2-14
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ..................................................................... 2-15
Chassis Intrusion .................................................................................... 2-15
Fan Headers .......................................................................................... 2-16
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Ports..................................................... 2-16
Power Supply Failure ............................................................................... 2-17
Serial Ports .............................................................................................. 2-17
Wake-On-Ring .......................................................................................... 2-18
Wake-On-LAN .......................................................................................... 2-18
GLAN 1/2 (Ethernet) Ports ....................................................................... 2-19
Power LED/Speaker Header .................................................................. 2-19
Alarm Reset.............................................................................................. 2-20
SMB Connector ........................................................................................ 2-20
Power SMB Connector ............................................................................. 2-21
T-SGPIO Headers .................................................................................... 2-21
High Definition Audio ................................................................................ 2-22
CD/Aux. Connectors ................................................................................. 2-22
Front Panel Audio Control ........................................................................ 2-23
2-6
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 2-24
Explanation of Jumpers ......................................................................... 2-24
GLAN Enable/Disable ............................................................................ 2-24
CMOS Clear ............................................................................................ 2-25
Watch Dog ................................................................................................ 2-25
Audio Enable/Disable ............................................................................... 2-26
I2C Bus to PCI Slots ................................................................................. 2-26
Power Force-On ....................................................................................... 2-27
2-7
Onboard Indicators ....................................................................................... 2-28
GLAN LEDs .............................................................................................. 2-28
Onboard Power LED ................................................................................ 2-28
CPU VRM Overheat LED ......................................................................... 2-29
POST Code LED Indicators ..................................................................... 2-29
Status LED ............................................................................................... 2-30
2-8
Parallel Port, Floppy, PCI-U Universal and Hard Disk Drive Connections . 2-31
Parallel Port Connector ........................................................................... 2-31
Floppy Connector .................................................................................... 2-32
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PCI-U Universal Slot ............................................................................... 2-32
IDE Connectors ........................................................................................ 2-33
Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
3-1
Troubleshooting Procedures ........................................................................... 3-1
Before Power On....................................................................................... 3-1
No Power................................................................................................... 3-1
No Video .................................................................................................. 3-1
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration ................................................ 3-1
Memory Errors........................................................................................... 3-2
3-2
Technical Support Procedures ........................................................................ 3-2
3-3
Frequently Asked Questions ........................................................................... 3-3
3-4
Returning Merchandise for Service ................................................................. 3-4
Chapter 4: BIOS
4-1
Introduction ....................................................................................................... 4-1
4-2
Running Setup ................................................................................................. 4-2
4-3
Main BIOS Setup ............................................................................................. 4-2
4-4
Advanced Setup ............................................................................................... 4-7
4-5
Security Setup ............................................................................................... 4-22
4-6
Boot Setup ...................................................................................................... 4-23
4-7
Exit .................................................................................................................. 4-24
Appendices:
Appendix A: BIOS Error Beep Codes ........................................................................ A-1
Appendix B: Installing the Windows OS .................................................................... B-1
Appendix C: Installing Other Software Programs and Drivers...................................C-1
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Chapter 1
Introduction
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Overview
Checklist
Congratulations on purchasing your computer motherboard from an acknowledged
leader in the industry. Supermicro boards are designed with the utmost attention to
detail to provide you with the highest standards in quality and performance. Check
that the following items have all been included with your motherboard. If anything
listed here is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
All the following items are included in the retail box.
One (1) Supermicro Mainboard
One (1) ribbon cable for IDE devices (CBL-036L-03)
One (1) floppy ribbon cable (CBL-022L)
Six (6) SATA cables (CBL-044L)
One (1) I/O backpanel shield (MCP-260-74301-0N)
One (1) Heatsink Mounting Backplate (SKT 0159L)
One (1) Supermicro CD containing drivers and utilities (CDR-X7)
One (1) User's/BIOS Manual
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel:
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
+1 (408) 503-8008
Email:
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Super Micro Computer, B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Tel:
+31 (0) 73-6400390
Fax:
+31 (0) 73-6416525
Email:
sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
4F, No. 232-1, Liancheng Rd.
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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X7DAL-E+ Image
Note: The drawings and pictures shown in this manual were based on the latest
PCB Revision available at the time of publishing of the manual. The motherboard
you’ve received may or may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown
in the manual.
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X7DAL-E+ Motherboard Layout
(not drawn to scale)
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR 24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
JPW1 I2C
JPW3
JPW2 PWR
JP I2C
JPF PWR
JPWF JP3
Force-On
Alarm
JP5
Reset
KB/
Mouse
JKM1
USB 0/1/2/3
LE2
JUSB3
J9B1
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
J8B2
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
J8B1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
J7B3
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
J7B2
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
J7B1
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
COM1
JCOM1
2nd
Branch
1st
Branch
COM2
JCOM3
CPU1
LAN1/LAN2
JLAN1
SUPER
X7DAL-E+
Fan5
J2 Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
J5
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
CPU2
®
Battery
Fan2
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
LE1
J14
FP Audio
J9
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
J19
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
D31
JBT1
ESB2
CD-In
CD2
J13
J6
JWOR
JWOL
LE4
LE5
JI22C2
JI C1
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
J10
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA0
JS1
SATA1
JS2
SATA2
JS3
SATA3
JS4
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
JPL1
JPL2
JL1
BIOS
J21 Printer
J12
S I/O
JF1
FP Control
J11
SMB
J18
USB4/5 USB6/7
JD1 JUSB1 JUSB2
Floppy
IDE
SATA4
JS5
SATA5
JS6
J22 Buzzer
SP1
JIDE1
Fan4
Notes:
1. Jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only.
2. " " indicates the location of Pin 1.
3. When D31 is on, make sure to unplug the power cable before removing or installing components.
4. When the Amber light is on for LE2, it indicates CPU1 VRM overheat. If the
Amber light is on for LE3, it indicates CPU2 VRM overheat.
5. The drawings and pictures shown in this manual were based on the latest
PCB Revision available at the time of publishing of the manual. The motherboard
you’ve received may or may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in
the manual.
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Quick Reference (X7DAL-E+)
(See Chapter 2 for details)
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
CMOS Clear
See Chapter 2
JI C1/JI C2
SMB to PCI Slot#1/Slot#2 Speed
Pins 2-3 (Disabled)
JPAC1
Audio Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPF
JPL1/ JPL2
PWR Force-On
GLAN1/GLAN2 Enable
Off (Normal)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD (J19)
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
2
2
Connector
ATX PWR (JPW1)
Description
Primary 24-Pin ATX PWR Connector
CPU PWR/PCI-E PWR
+12V 8-pin CPU PWR/+12V 4-pin PCI-Exp. PWR
Alarm Reset
Alarm Reset (JP5) Header
Audio (J2)
High Definition Audio Microphone, Line-In/Line-Out
CD-In (CD2)
CD-In
Buzzer (SP1)
Internal Speaker
Chassis Intru.(JL1)
Chassis Intrusion Header
COM1/COM2 (JCOM1/3) COM1/COM2 Serial Port Connectors
Fans 1-6
System cooling fans, chassis fans, CPU fans
Floppy (J22)
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
FP Audio (J14)
Front Panel Audio Connector
FP Control (JF1)
Front Control Panel Connector
IDE1 (JIDE1)
IDE1 Hard Drive
Keyboard/Mouse (JKM1) Keyboard/Mouse Connectors
LAN 1/2 (JLAN1)
G-bit LAN Ethernet Ports
Printer (J21)
Parallel (Printer) Port
PWR LED/SPKR (JD1) Power LED(pins1-3)/Speaker (pins 4-7)
2
2
PWR SMB (JPI C)
Power System Management (I C) Header
PWR Supply Fail Detect PWR Supply Failure Detection Connector (JPWF:JP3)
I-SATA0-SATA5 (JS1-JS6)Intel SATA 0-5 Connectors
SGPIO1/2 (T-SGPIO1/2) Serial General Purpose Input/Output Headers
Slot#0 (PCI-U)
PCI-U Slot
SMB (J18)
System Management Bus Header
USB 0/1/2/3 (JUSB3)
Back Panel USB 0/1/2/3
USB 4/5/6/7 (JUSB1/2) Front Panel USB 4/5 (JUSB1)/FPUSB 6/7 (JUSB2)
WOL (JWOL1)
Wake-on-LAN Header
WOR (JWOR)
Wake-on-Ring Header
LED Indicator
Description
D31(*Note 4 on Pg. 1-4) Status LED (See Chapter 2)
LE1
Power LED
LE2/LE3 (*Note 5 on 1-4) CPU1 VRM Overheat(LE2)/CPU2 VRM Overheat (LE3)
LE4/LE5
POST LED Indicators (See Chapter 2)
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Motherboard Features
CPU
•
Dual Intel® 64-bit LGA 771 Quad-Core/Dual-Core Xeon 5300/5100/5000 Series
processors at a front side bus speed of 1.333 GHz/1.066 GHz/667 MHz
Memory
• Six 240-pin DIMM sockets with support up to 24 GB ECC FBD (Fully Buffered) DDR2 667/533 Memory (*See Section 2-3 in Chapter 2 for DIMM Slot
Population.)
Chipset
•
Intel 5000X chipset, including: the 5000X Memory Control Hub (MCH) and the
Enterprise South Bridge 2 (ESB2)
Expansion Slots
• Two PCI-E slots (one x16: Slot#6, one x16 slot with x4 signal: Slot#4)
• Two 64-bit PCI-X 133 MHz slots (Slot#2/Slot#3)
• Two 32-bit PCI 33 MHz slots (Slot#1/Slot#5)
• One PCI-U Slot: PCI-U slot (Slot#0) (*For Supermicro's add-on expansion
card.)
BIOS
•
•
8 Mb Phoenix® Flash ROM
DMI 2.3, PCI 2.2, ACPI 1.0, Plug and Play (PnP), USB Keyboard support,
Hardware BIOS Virus Protection and SMBIOS 2.3
PC Health Monitoring
Onboard voltage monitors for CPU cores, +1.8V, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, −12V,
+3.3V standby, +5V standby and VBAT)
• Fan status monitor with firmware control
•
•
CPU/chassis temperature monitors
•
Low noise fan speed control
•
Platform Environment Control Interface (PECI) ready
•
CPU fan auto-off in sleep mode
•
Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) fan control
•
I2C temperature sensing logic
•
Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) support
•
CPU slow-down on temperature overheat
•
CPU thermal trip support for processor protection
•
Power-up mode control for recovery from AC power loss
•
•
Chassis intrusion detection
System resource alert via Supero Doctor III
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ACPI Features
•
Slow blinking LED for suspend state indicator
•
Main switch override mechanism
•
ACPI Power Management (S1, S3, S4, S5)
•
Power-on mode for power recovery
Onboard I/O
•
Six SATA ports (supporting RAID 0,1, 10 and 5*) (For the Windows OS only)
•
One PCI-U Universal slot
•
Intel GLAN Controller (82563EB) with two Giga-bit LAN ports supported by the
ESB 2 South Bridge
•
One EIDE Ultra DMA/100 bus master interface
•
One floppy port interface
•
One COM port/one header
•
One EPP/ECP Parallel Header
•
Up to eight USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) (4 ports, 4 Headers)
•
Super I/O: Winbond W83627HF
•
High Definition Audio
•
PS/2 Keyboard and mouse
Other
•
External modem ring-on
•
Wake-on-LAN (WOL)
•
Wake-on-Ring (WOR)
•
Console redirection
•
Onboard Fan Speed Control by Thermal Management via BIOS
CD/Diskette Utilities
•
BIOS flash upgrade utility and device drivers
Dimensions
•
ATX 12" (L) x 10" (W) (304.8mm x 254 mm)
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CPU#1
PCI-EX8
PORT
#1,2
PORT PORT
#4
#3
ATA 100
FBD DIMM
Branch 2
Branch 1
PCIE X4
PCIE X4
FBD CHNL3
FBD DIMM
PCIEX16_SLOT #6
PCI-EXP X4
PORT
#0
FBD CHNL2
#2B
#3A #4A
#2A
IDE CONN
#5
#4
#3
#2
#1
#0
3.0 Gb/S
ESB2
PCIX133
PORT#0
PCI 33
USB 2.0
RJ45
RJ45
SATA
PCIX SLOT#2
J6
PCI32_SLOT#1
PCI32_SLOT #5
J11
PORT
#2, #3
FBD CHNL1
#7
#6
#5
#4
#3
#2
#1
#0
USB
J13
5000X
MCH
PORT
#6,7
LPC
GB LAN
GILGAL
Printer
SIO
W83627 HF
FDD
J12
PCIX SLOT #3
PCI-EX8_SLOT#0
J10
PCI-EX8
PORT
#4,5
#1B
#1A
PCI-U
PCI-EXP_X16_SLOT#4
J9
PCI-EX8
1067/1333MT/S
FBD CHNL0
FBD DIMM
J5 1067/1333MT/S
VRM
FBD DIMM
CPU#2
VRM
MS
KB
FWH
COM1
COM2
Block Diagram of the 5000X Chipset
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see the previous Motherboard Features
pages for details on the features of the motherboard.
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Chipset Overview
Built upon the functionality and the capability of the 5000X chipset, the X7DAL-E+
motherboard provides the performance and feature set required for dual processor-based workstations with configuration options optimized for communications,
presentation, storage and computation applications or for use as workstations.
The 5000X chipset supports a single or two Xeon 64-bit Dual-Core or Quad-Core
processor(s) with front side bus speeds of up to 1333 MHz. The chipset consists
of the 5000X Memory Controller Hub (MCH), and the Enterprise South Bridge 2
(ESB2).
The 5000X MCH chipset is designed for symmetric multiprocessing across two
independent front side bus interfaces. Each front side bus uses a 64-bit wide, 1.333
GHz data bus. The MCH chipset connects supports Fully Buffered DIMM modules,
providing a total memory of up to 24.0 GB. In addition, the 5000X chipset offers a
wide range of RAS features, including memory interface ECC, x4/x8 Single Device
Data Correction, CRC, parity protection, memory mirroring and memory sparing.
The Xeon Dual-Core and Quad-Core Processor Features
Designed to be used with conjunction of the 5000X chipset, the Xeon Quad-Core/
Quad-Core Processor provides a feature set as follows:
The Xeon Dual Core Processors
*L1 Cache Size: Instruction Cache (32KB/16KB), Data Cache (32KB/24KB)
*L2 Cache Size: 4MB (2MB per core)
*Data Bus Transfer Rate: 8.5 GB/s
*Package: FC-LGA6/FC-LGA4, 771 Lands
The Xeon Quad Core Processors
*L1 Cache Size: Instruction Data Cache (32KB per core)
*L2 Cache Size: Shared 4MB per die (8MB Total Cache per processor)
*Data Bus Transfer Rate: 8.5 GB/s
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Special Features
Recovery from AC Power Loss
The feature allows the user to set the power state after a power outage. You can
select Power-Off for the system power to remain off after a power loss. Select
Power-On for the system power to be turned on after a power loss. Select Last
State to allow the system to resume its last state before the power loss. The default
setting is Last State.
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PC Health Monitoring
This section describes the PC health monitoring features of the X7DAL-E+. All have
an onboard System Hardware Monitor chip that supports PC health monitoring.
Onboard Voltage Monitors for the CPU Cores, Chipset Voltage,
+1.8V, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, -12V, +3.3V Standby, +5V Standby and
VBAT.
An onboard voltage monitor will scan these voltages continuously. Once a voltage
becomes unstable, a warning is given or an error message is sent to the screen.
Users can adjust the voltage thresholds to define the sensitivity of the voltage
monitor.
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control
The PC health monitor can check the RPM status of the cooling fans. The onboard
CPU and chassis fans are controlled by Thermal Management via BIOS (under
Hardware Monitoring in the Advanced Setting).
Environmental Temperature Control
The thermal control sensor monitors the CPU temperature in real time and will turn
on the thermal control fan whenever the CPU temperature exceeds a pre-defined
threshold. The overheat circuitry runs independently from the CPU. Once it detects that the CPU temperature is too high, it will automatically turn on the thermal
fan control to prevent any overheat damage to the CPU. The onboard chassis
thermal circuitry can monitor the overall system temperature and alert users when
the chassis temperature is too high. (Note: This function is not available for the
Quad-Core Processors.)
System Resource Alert
This feature is available when used with Supero Doctor III in the Windows OS environment or used with Supero Doctor II in Linux. Supero Doctor is used to notify
the user of certain system events. For example, you can also configure Supero
Doctor to provide you with warnings when the system temperature, CPU temperatures, voltages and fan speeds exceed a pre-defined range.
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ACPI Features
ACPI stands for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. The ACPI specification defines a flexible and abstract hardware interface that provides a standard
way to integrate power management features throughout a PC system, including
its hardware, operating system and application software. This enables the system
to automatically turn on and off peripherals such as CD-ROMs, network cards, hard
disk drives and printers. This also includes consumer devices connected to the PC
such as VCRs, TVs, telephones and stereos.
In addition to enabling operating system-directed power management, ACPI
provides a generic system event mechanism for Plug and Play and an operating
system-independent interface for configuration control. ACPI leverages the Plug
and Play BIOS data structures while providing a processor architecture-independent
implementation that is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003
Server and Windows Vista Operating Systems.
Slow Blinking LED for Suspend-State Indicator
When the CPU goes into a suspend state, the chassis power LED and LE1 will
start blinking to indicate that the CPU is in suspend mode. When the user presses
any key, the CPU will wake-up and the LED will automatically stop blinking and
remain on.
Main Switch Override Mechanism
When an ATX power supply is used, the power button can function as a system
suspend button to make the system enter a SoftOff state. The monitor will be
suspended and the hard drive will spin down. Pressing the power button again
will cause the whole system to wake-up. During the SoftOff state, the ATX power
supply provides power to keep the required circuitry in the system alive. In case
the system malfunctions and you want to turn off the power, just press and hold
the power button for 4 seconds. This option can be set in the Power section of
the BIOS Setup routine.
External Modem Ring-On
Wake-up events can be triggered by a device such as the external modem ringing
when the system is in Standby or Off state. Note that external modem ring-on can
only be used with an ATX 2.01 (or above) compliant power supply.
Wake-On-LAN (WOL)
Wake-On-LAN is defined as the ability of a management application to remotely
power up a computer that is powered off. Remote PC setup, updates and asset
tracking can occur after hours and on weekends so that daily LAN traffic is kept
to a minimum and users are not interrupted. The motherboard has a 3-pin header
(WOL) to connect to the 3-pin header on a Network Interface Card (NIC) that has
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WOL capability. In addition, an onboard LAN controller can also support WOL
without any connection to the WOL header. The 3-pin WOL header is to be used
with a LAN add-on card only.
Note: Wake-On-LAN requires an ATX 2.01 (or above) compliant power supply.
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Power Supply
As with all computer products, a stable power source is necessary for proper and
reliable operation. It is even more important for processors that have high CPU
clock rates.
The X7DAL-E+ can only accommodate 24-pin ATX power supply. Although most
power supplies generally meet the specifications required by the motherboard,
some are inadequate. You should use one that will supply at least 400W of power.
In addition, the 12V 8-pin and 4-pin power connectors are also required for adequate power supply to the system. Also your power supply must supply 1.5A for
the Ethernet ports.
It is strongly recommended that you use a high quality power supply that meets ATX
power supply Specification 2.02 or above. It must also be SSI compliant (info at
http://www.ssiforum.org/). Additionally, in areas where noisy power transmission is
present, you may choose to install a line filter to shield the computer from noise. It
is recommended that you also install a power surge protector to help avoid problems
caused by power surges.
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Super I/O
The disk drive adapter functions of the Super I/O chip include a floppy disk drive
controller that is compatible with industry standard 82077/765, a data separator,
write pre-compensation circuitry, decode logic, data rate selection, a clock generator, drive interface control logic and interrupt and DMA logic. The wide range of
functions integrated onto the Super I/O greatly reduces the number of components
required for interfacing with floppy disk drives. The Super I/O supports 360 K, 720
K, 1.2 M, 1.44 M or 2.88 M disk drives and data transfer rates of 250 Kb/s, 500 Kb/s
or 1 Mb/s. It also provides two high-speed, 16550 compatible serial communication
ports (UARTs). Each UART includes a 16-byte send/receive FIFO, a programmable
baud rate generator, complete modem control capability and a processor interrupt
system. Both UARTs provide legacy speed with baud rate of up to 115.2 Kbps
as well as an advanced speed with baud rates of 250 K, 500 K, or 1 Mb/s, which
support higher speed modems.
The Super I/O supports one PC-compatible printer port (SPP), Bi-directional Printer
Port (BPP) , Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) or Extended Capabilities Port (ECP).
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The Super I/O provides functions that comply with ACPI (Advanced Configuration
and Power Interface), which includes support of legacy and ACPI power management through an SMI or SCI function pin. It also features auto power management
to reduce power consumption.
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Chapter 2
Installation
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Static-Sensitive Devices
Electro-Static-Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to your system board, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following
measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic
bag.
•
Handle the board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the motherboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in
use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the motherboard.
•
Use only the correct type of onboard CMOS battery as specified by the manufacturer. Do not install the onboard battery upside down to avoid possible explosion.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Processor and Heatsink Installation
When handling the processor package, avoid placing
!
direct pressure on the label area of the fan.
Notes: 1. Always connect the power cord last and always remove it before adding,
removing or changing any hardware components. Make sure that you install the
processor into the CPU socket before you install the CPU heatsink.
2. Intel's boxed Xeon CPU package contains the CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use only Intel-certified multi-directional heatsink and fan.
3. Make sure to install the Heatsink Backplate and the motherboard into the chassis
before you install the CPU heatsink and fan. (See Installation Procedures below.)
4. When purchasing a motherboard with an LGA 771 CPU Socket, make sure that
the CPU plastic cap is in place and none of the CPU Socket pins are bent; otherwise, contact the retailer immediately.
5. Refer to the MB Features Section for more details on CPU support.
Installation Procedures
Heatsink
For proper system setup, please follow
the procedure below to install the CPU,
backplate, heatsink, and motherboard
into the chassis.
CPU
1. Install the heatsink backplate onto
the chassis.
CPU Socket
2. Install the motherboard into the chassis.
3. Install the CPU onto the motherboard.
Motherboard
4. Install the heatsink or/and cooling
fans (if any).
CPU Retention
Bracket (Preinstalled)
5. Connect fan and power cables (if
any).
Backplate
Mounting the Backplate onto the Chassis
Mounting Hole
1. On the backplate, locate the text and
the arrow, indicating "facing front."
SKT0159 Backplate
Mounting Hole
Arrow
Facing
Front (Text)
Mounting Hole
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2. Locate the front side of the chassis.
3. Locate the four backplate mounting
holes on the chassis.
4. Align the backplate with the chassis.
Make sure that the arrow on the backplate is pointing at the front side of the
The Front Side of Chassis
chassis.
5. Once the backplate is correctly oriented, align the four heatsink mounting holes
on the backplate against their respective
mounting holes on the chassis. (*Note:
The two mounting holes on the center of
the backplate are optional.)
Mounting
Holes
Backplate inside the Chassis
(w/Mounting holes aligned)
6. Once aligned, securely attach the
backplate onto the chassis by installing
the screws into the mounting holes.
Mounting the Motherboard into the Chassis
All motherboards have standard mounting
holes to fit different types of chassis. Make
sure that the locations of all the mounting
holes for both motherboard and chassis
match. Make sure that the metal standoffs
click in or are screwed in tightly. Then, use
a screwdriver to secure the motherboard
onto the motherboard tray.
Mounting Hole
Mounting MB into the Chassis
Note: some components are very close to the mounting holes. Please take
precautionary measures to prevent any damage done to these components when
you install the motherboard onto the chassis.
Installing the LGA771 Processor
1. Press the load lever to release the load
plate, which covers the CPU socket, from
its locking position.
2. Gently lift the load lever to open the
load plate.
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Load Lever
PnP Cap on
top of the
Load Plate
Lift the Load
Lever to open
the Load Plate
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3. Use your thumb and index finger to hold
the CPU at the North Center Edge and the
South Center Edge of the CPU.
4. Align CPU Pin1 (the CPU corner marked
with a triangle) against the socket corner that
is marked with a triangle cutout.
Load Plate
(w/PnP Cap
attached)
North Center
Edge
South Center
Edge
5. Align the CPU key that is the semi-circle
cutout below a gold dot against the socket
key, the notch on the same side of the triangle cutout on the socket.
6. Once aligned, carefully lower the CPU
straight down to the socket. (**Do not drop
the CPU on the socket. Do not move the
CPU horizontally or vertically. Do not rub the
CPU against the surface or against any pins
of the socket to avoid damage done to the
CPU or the socket.)
Socket Key
(Socket Notch)
gold dot
CPU Key
(semi-circle
cutout) below
the circle.
Corner with a
triangle cutout
CPU Pin1
Load Lever
7. With the CPU inside the socket, inspect
the four corners of the CPU to make sure
that the CPU is properly installed. Then,
close the load plate.
CPU in the CPU socket
8. Use your thumb to gently push the load
lever down to lock it.
9. If the CPU is properly installed into the
socket, the plastic cap will be automatically
released from the load plate when the clip is
pushed in the clip lock. Remove the plastic
cap from the motherboard.
!
(Warning: Please save the plastic PnP
cap. The motherboard must be shipped
with the PnP cap properly installed to
protect the CPU socket pins. Shipment
without the PnP cap properly installed
will cause damage to the socket pins.)
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Plastic cap is
released from
the load plate
if CPU properly
installed.
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Installing and Removing the Heatsink
CEK Passive Heatsink
CEK Heatsink Installation
1. Do not apply any thermal grease to the
heatsink or the CPU die; the required amount
Screw#1
has already been applied.
Screw#2
2. Place the heatsink on top of the CPU so that
the four mounting holes are aligned with those
on the retention mechanism.
3. Screw in two diagonal screws (ie the #1 and
the #2 screws) until just snug (-do not overtighten the screws to avoid possible damage
to the CPU.)
Screw#1
4. Finish the installation by fully tightening all
four screws.
Screw#2
Removing the Heatsink
Warning: We do not recommend that the CPU or the heatsink be removed.
!
However, if you do need to uninstall the heatsink, please follow the instructions on the next page to uninstall the heatsink to prevent damaging the
CPU or the CPU socket.
1. Unscrew and remove the heatsink screws
from the motherboard in the sequence as show
in the picture on the right.
Screw#1
Screw#3
2. Hold the heatsink as shown in the picture
on the right and gently wriggle the heatsink to
loosen it from the CPU. (Do not use excessive
force when wriggling the heatsink!!)
3. Once the heatsink is loosened, remove it
from the CPU socket.
4. Clean the surface of the CPU and the
heatsink to get rid of the old thermal grease.
Reapply the proper amount of thermal grease
on the surface before you re-install the CPU
and the heatsink.
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Installing DIMMs
Note: Check the Supermicro web site for recommended memory modules.
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
modules to prevent any possible damage. Also note that the
memory is interleaved to improve performance (See step 1).
DIMM Installation
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with DIMM
#1A. The memory scheme is interleaved, so you must install two modules
at a time, beginning with DIMM #1A, then DIMM #2A and so on. For optimal
performance, please install memory modules in both Branch1 and Branch 2 (4
modules maximum.) (See the Memory Installation Table Below.)
2. Insert each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the notch along
the bottom of the module to prevent inserting the DIMM module incorrectly.
3. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the slot.
Repeat for all modules (see step 1 above).
Memory Support
The X7DAL-E+ supports up to 24 GB fully buffered (FBD) ECC DDR2 667/533
in 6 DIMMs. Populating DIMM slots with pairs of memory modules of the same
size and same type will result in Interleaved Memory which will increase memory
performance.
Note 1: Due to OS limitations, some operating systems may not show more than 4
GB of memory. (See the DIMM Population Configurations Table below.)
Optimized DIMM Population Configurations
Branch 1
Branch 2
Number of
DIMMs
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
6 DIMMs
Bank 1
(Channel 0)
1A
1A
1A
----------1B
Bank 2
(Channel 1)
2A
2A
2A
----------2B
Bank 3
(Channel 2)
-----3A
3A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bank 4
(Channel 3)
-----4A
4A
N/A
N/A
N/A
(*Notes: i. DIMM slot# specified: DIMM slot to be populated; “---“: DIMM slot not to
be populated. ii. Both FBD 533 MHz and 667MHz DIMMs are supported; however,
you need to use the memory modules of the same speed and of the same type on a
motherboard. iii. Interleaved memory is supported when pairs of DIMM modules are
installed. To optimize memory performance, please install pairs of memory in both
Branch 1 and Branch 2. iv. For memory to work properly, you need to follow the
restrictions listed above. )
Note 2: Due to memory allocation to system devices, memory remaining available
for operational use will be reduced when 4 GB of RAM is used. The reduction in
memory availability is disproportional. (Refer to the Memory Availability Table for
details.)
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Possible System Memory Allocation & Availability
System Device
Size
Physical
Memory
Remaining (-Available)
(4 GB Total System Memory)
Firmware Hub flash memory (System
BIOS)
1 MB
3.99
Local APIC
4 KB
3.99
Area Reserved for the chipset
2 MB
3.99
I/O APIC (4 Kbytes)
4 KB
3.99
PCI Enumeration Area 1
256 MB
3.76
PCI Express (256 MB)
256 MB
3.51
PCI Enumeration Area 2 (if needed)
-Aligned on 256-MB boundary-
512 MB
3.01
VGA Memory
16 MB
2.85
TSEG
1 MB
2.84
Memory available to OS and other applications
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Installing and Removing DIMMs
DDR2 FBD DIMM
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To Install: Insert module vertically and press down until it snaps
into place. Pay attention to the alignment notch at the bottom.
To Remove:
Use your thumbs
to gently push
the release tabs
near both ends of
the module. This
should release it
from the slot.
Top View of DDR2 FBD Slot
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Control Panel Connectors/IO Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See the
figure below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
A. Back Panel Connectors/IO Ports
6
5
13 16
2
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10
4
3
7
8
9 12 15
11 14
Back Panel I/O Port Locations and Definitions
Back Panel Connectors
1. PS/2 Keyboard (Purple)
2. PS/2 Mouse (Green)
3. Back Panel USB Port 0
4. Back Panel USB Port 1
5. Back Panel USB Port 2
6. Back Panel USB Port 3
7. COM Port 1 (Turquoise)
8. COM Port 2 (Turquoise)
9. Gigabit LAN 2
10. Gigabit LAN 1
11. Side_Surround (Grey)
12. Back_Surround (Black)
13. CEN/LFE (Orange)
14. Microphone-In (Pink)
15. Front (Green)
16. Line-In (Blue)
*See Section 2-5 for details.)
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B. Front Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various buttons and indicators that are normally located at a control panel at the front of the chassis. These connectors are designed
specifically for use with Supermicro workstation chassis. See the figure below for
the descriptions of the various control panel buttons and LED indicators. Refer to
the following section for descriptions and pin definitions.
JF1 Header Pins
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
®
SUPER X7DAL-E+
X
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
2
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C. Front Control Panel Pin Definitions
NMI Button
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The non-maskable interrupt button
Pin#
Definition
header is located at pins 19 and 20
19
Control
20
Ground
of JF1. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Power LED
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
Definition
15
+5V
16
Ground
A. NMI
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
B. PWR LED
2nd
Branch
CPU1
20
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
19
Ground
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
Pin#
LE2
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
The Power LED connection is located
at pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
NMI
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
X
A
X
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
B Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
CPU2
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Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
Battery
Fan2
LE1
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA4
SATA5
Buzzer
IDE
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
SATA0
SATA1
JI2C2
JI2C1
OH/Fan Fail LED
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
FP Control
Fan3
Fan4
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Ground
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HDD LED
HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The HDD LED connection is located
at pins 13 and 14 of JF1. Attach the
hard drive LED cable here to display
disk activity (for any hard drives on the
Pin#
Definition
13
+5V
14
HD Active
system, including SAS, Serial ATA and
IDE). See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
NIC1/NIC2 LED Indicators
GLAN1/2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
Pin#
LE2
Definition
9/11
Vcc
10/12
Ground
A. HDD LED
PWR
Force-On
B. NIC1 LED
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
The NIC (Network Interface Controller) LED connection for GLAN port1
is located at pins 11 and 12 of JF1
and the LED connection for GLAN
Port2 is on Pins 9 and 10. Attach NIC
LED cables to display network activity.
Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
CPU1
C. NIC2 LED
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
20
1st
Branch
19
Ground
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
NMI
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
X
LAN1/LAN2
X
CPU2
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Fan5
Fan6
Slot6 PCI-E x16
Battery
Vcc
B NIC1 LED
Vcc
C
Vcc
Fan2
LE1
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
D31
JBT1
ESB2
CD-In
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
JWOL
SATA1
JI2C2
JI2C1
JWOR
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
SATA4
SATA5
Buzzer
IDE
NIC2 LED
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
JPL1
JPL2
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
S I/O
HDD LED
A
LAN
CTRLR
Vcc
Power LED
5000X
North Bridge
LE3
Audio
Fan4
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Overheat/Fan Fail LED (OH)
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Connect an LED to the OH/Fan Fail
connection on pins 7 and 8 of JF1 to
Pin#
Definition
7
Vcc
provide advanced warning of chassis
overheating or fan failure. Refer to the
8
Ground
table on the right for pin definitions.
OH/Fan Fail Indicator
Status
State
Off
Normal
On
Overheat
Flashing
Fan Fail
Power Fail LED
PWR Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
LE2
PWR
Force-On
2nd
Branch
Definition
5
Vcc
6
Ground
A. OH/Fan Fail LED
CPU1
20
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
19
Ground
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
Pin#
B. PWR Supply Fail
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
The Power Fail LED connection is
located at pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Refer
to the table on the right for pin definitions.
KB/
Mouse
Definition
NMI
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
X
X
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
CPU2
®
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Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
Battery
Fan2
LE1
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI2C2
JI2C1
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA4
SATA5
Buzzer
IDE
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
A
B
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
FP Control
Fan3
Fan4
2-12
Ground
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Reset Button
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Reset Button connection is located
at pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach it to the
hardware reset switch on the computer
case. Refer to the table on the right for
Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
pin definitions.
Power Button
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
1
Signal
2
+3V Standby
LE2
A. Reset Button
PWR
Force-On
B. PWR Button
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
The Power Button connection is located
at pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily contacting both pins will power on/off the system. This button can also be configured
to function as a suspend button (with a
setting in BIOS - see Chapter 4). To turn
off the power when set to suspend mode,
press the button for at least 4 seconds.
Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
CPU1
20
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
CPU2
SUPER X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
X
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
NMI
X
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
®
19
Ground
Battery
Fan2
LE1
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
Floppy
Slot0 PCI-U
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA4
SATA5
Buzzer
IDE
Vcc
PWR Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
A
SATA3
LE4
LE5
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
JI2C2
JI2C1
OH/Fan Fail LED
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
FP Control
Fan3
Fan4
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2
1
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ATX Power 20-pin Connector
Pin Definitions
Connecting Cables
ATX Power Connector
A 24-pin main power supply
connector(JPW1) and an 8-pin CPU
PWR connector (JPW3) are located
on the motherboard. These power
connectors meet the SSI EPS 12V
specification. The 4-pin 12V PWR
supply at JPW2 is required to provide
adequate power to the PCI-Express
slots. See the tables on the right for
pin definitions.
Processor Power Connector
Pin#
Definition
13
+3.3V
1
+3.3V
14
-12V
2
+3.3V
15
COM
3
COM
16
PS_ON
4
+5V
17
COM
5
COM
18
COM
6
+5V
19
COM
7
COM
20
Res (NC)
8
PWR_OK
21
+5V
9
5VSB
22
+5V
10
+12V
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
COM
12
+3.3V
C B
USB 0/1/2/3
LE2
PWR
Force-On
Ground
3 and 4
+12V
Definition
1 through 4
Ground
5 through 8
+12V
Required Connection
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
1 and 2
Pins
PWR
I2C
Definition
12V 8-pin Power CPU
Connector
Pin Definitions
Fan1
KB/
Mouse
Pins
A
24-Pin ATX PWR
Definition
12V 4-pin Power Connector
Pin Definitions
In addition to the Primary ATX power
connector (above), the 12V 8-pin CPU
PWR connector at JPW3 must also
be connected to your motherboard.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
Pin #
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
A. 24-pin ATX PWR
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
B. 8-pin Processor PWR
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
SUPER
®
X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
C. 4-pin Processor PWR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
Battery
Fan2
LE1
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI2C2
JI2C1
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
SATA4
SATA5
Buzzer
IDE
2-14
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Back Panel USB
(USB0/1/2/3)
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Pin#
Definitions
Serial Bus) ports/headers on the moth-
1
+5V
erboard. Four of them are Back Panel
USB ports (JUSB3: USB#0/#1/#2/#3),
2
PO-
3
PO+
and the other four are Front Panel
4
Ground
USB headers (JUSB1: USB#4/#5,
5
N/A
There are eight USB 2.0 (Universal
JUSB2: USB#6/#7). See the tables on
Front Panel USB
Pin Definitions (USB4/5/6/7)
the right for pin definitions.
USB4
Pin #
Definition
Chassis Intrusion
A Chassis Intrusion header is located
at JL1 on the motherboard. Attach the
appropriate cable from the chassis to
inform you of a chassis intrusion when
the chassis is opened.
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
5
Key
5
No connection
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
Fan1
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
2
Ground
D. Chassis Intrusion
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
SUPER
®
X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
5000X
North Bridge
LE3
Slot6 PCI-E x16
Battery
Fan2
LE1
D
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
D31
JBT1
ESB2
CD-In
SATA1
JWOR
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI2C2
JI2C1
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
B C
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
JPL1
JPL2
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
JWOL
Intrusion Input
C. Front Panel USB 6/7
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
S I/O
1
B. Front Panel USB 4/5
COM1
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
Definition
A. Backpanel USB 0/1/2/3
A
LAN
CTRLR
Pin#
LE2
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
Audio
USB5
Pin #
Definition
Floppy
SATA4
SATA5
Buzzer
IDE
2-15
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Fan Headers
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
The X7DAL-E+ has six chassis/system fan headers
(Fan1 to Fan6). (Note: all these fans are 4-pin fans.
However, Pins 1-3 of the fan headers are backward
compatible with the traditional 3-pin fans.) See the
table on the right for pin definitions. (The onboard
fan speeds are controlled by Thermal Management
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
+12V
3
Tachometer
4
PWR Modulation
via BIOS Hardware Monitor in the Advanced Setting. The default setting is Disabled. When using
Thermal Management setting, please use all 3-pin
fans or all 4-pin fans on the motherboard.)
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse
Ports
PS/2 Keyboard and
Mouse Port Pin
Definitions
KB/
Mouse
G
USB 0/1/2/3
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
A
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
NC
3
Ground
4
VCC
5
Clock
6
NC
LE2
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and the PS/2 mouse are
located at JKM1. See the table on the right for pin
definitions. (The mouse port is above the keyboard
port.) See the table on the right for pin definitions.
CPU1
A. Fan 1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
B. Fan 2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
C. Fan 3
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
D. Fan 4
LAN1/LAN2
E. Fan 5
CPU2
SUPER
Fan5
E
Fan6
Audio
®
X7DAL-E+
5000X
F. Fan 6
North Bridge
G PS/2 KB/Mouse
F
LAN
CTRLR
LE3
Slot6 PCI-E x16
Battery
Fan2
LE1
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
Floppy
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA1
JI2C2
JI2C1
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
C
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
B
FP Control
Fan3
SATA4
SATA5
Buzzer
IDE
2-16
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Chapter 2: Installation
PWR Supply Failure/PWR Fault
Detect (JPWF)
PWR Supply Fail/PWR Fault
(JPWF)
Pin#
The system can notify you in the event of a
power supply failure. This feature is available
when three power supply units are installed
in the chassis with one acting as a backup. If
you only have one or two power supply units
Definition
1
PWRF1
2
PWRF2
3
PWRF3
4
Alarm Reset
installed, you should disable this (the default
setting) with JPWF to prevent false alarms.
Note: This feature is only available when using
Supermicro redundant power supplies.
Serial Ports
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1/COM2)
COM1/COM2 are connectors located at the
IO Backpanel. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
24-Pin ATX PWR
A
USB 0/1/2/3
PWR
I2C
CD
6
DSR
2
RD
7
RTS
3
TD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
NC
A. PWR Supply Fail Detect
CPU1
B. COM1
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
C
1st
Branch
C. COM2
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
SUPER
X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
®
Battery
Fan2
LE1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI2C2
JI2C1
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
Definition
1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
COM2
Pin #
LE2
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
B
Definition
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
COM1
Fan1
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
Pin #
SATA4
SATA5
Buzzer
IDE
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Wake-On-Ring
Wake-On-Ring
Pin Definitions
(JWOR)
The Wake-On-Ring header is designated JWOR. This function allows
Pin#
Definition
your computer to "wake up" when an
incoming call is received by the mo-
1
Ground
2
Wake-up
dem while in suspend state. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
You must have a Wake-On-Ring card
and cable to use this feature.
Wake-On-LAN
Wake-On-LAN
Pin Definitions
(JWOL)
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
LE2
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
2nd
Branch
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
SUPER
X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
®
Battery
Fan2
LE1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
A
JWOR
JPL1
JPL2
B
JWOL
SATA1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI2C2
JI2C1
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
Wake-up
A. WOR
B. WOL
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
The Wake-On-LAN header is located
at JWOL on the motherboard. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
(You must have a LAN card with a
Wake-On-LAN connector and cable
to use this feature.)
SATA4
SATA5
Buzzer
IDE
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Chapter 2: Installation
GLAN 1/2 (Giga-bit Ethernet
Ports)
GLAN1
Two G-bit Ethernet ports are located
at JLAN1 on the I/O backplane. This
GLAN2
port accepts RJ45 type cables.
Speaker Connector
Pin Definitions
Power LED/Speaker
On the JD1 header, pins 1-3 are used
for a power LED and pins 4-7 are for
the speaker. See the table on the right
for speaker pin definitions. To use an
external speaker, connect a cable to
pins 4-7 of this header. To use the
onboard speaker, close pins 6-7 with
a jumper.
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
Internal Speaker
Pins 4-7
External Speaker
LE2
2nd
Branch
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
A
SUPER
X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
CPU2
®
Battery
Fan2
LE1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI2C2
JI2C1
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
B
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
A. GLAN1/2
B. PWR LED/Speaker
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
COM2
Definition
Pins 6-7
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
Pin Setting
Floppy
SATA4
SATA5
Buzzer
IDE
2-19
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Alarm Reset
Alarm Reset
Pin Definitions
If three power supplies are installed
Pin Setting
and Alarm Reset (JP5) is enabled, the
system will notify you when any of the
three power modules fails. Connect
Definition
Pin 1
Ground
Pin 2
+5V
JP5 to a micro-switch to turn off the
alarm that is activated when a power
module fails. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
SMB
SMB Header
Pin Definitions
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
24-Pin ATX PWR
A
USB 0/1/2/3
PWR
I2C
LE2
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
2nd
Branch
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
SUPER
X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
®
Battery
Fan2
LE1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JI2C2
JI2C1
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
JWOR
JWOL
Slot0 PCI-U
B
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA1
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
A. Alarm Reset
B. SMB
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
A System Management Bus header
is located at J18. Connect the appropriate cable here to use SMB on
your system.
SATA3
LE4
LE5
Floppy
SATA4
SATA5
Buzzer
IDE
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Power SMB (I2C) Connector
PWR SMB
Pin Definitions
Power SMB (I2C) Connector (JPI2C)
monitors the status of the power supply,
fan and system temperature. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
T-SGPIO Headers
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
PWR
Force-On
*NC
3
Ground
4
Data
5
Load
6
Ground
7
*NC
8
*NC
*Note: NC= No Connections
B. T-SGPIO1
CPU1
C. T-SGPIO2
1st
Branch
5000X
North Bridge
LE3
Battery
Fan2
LE1
B
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI2C2
JI2C1
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
JPL1
JPL2
FP Control
Fan3
C
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
S I/O
+3.3V
2
Slot6 PCI-E x16
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
5
*NC
CPU2
LAN
CTRLR
Ground
1
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
Fan5
Fan6
4
Definition
LAN1/LAN2
Audio
PWR Fail
Pin
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
X7DAL-E+
3
A. PWR SMB
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
®
Data
Definition
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
SUPER
2
LE2
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM2
Clock
A
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
COM1
1
Pin#
Fan1
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
Definition
SGPIO
Pin Definitions
Two T-SGPIO (Serial General Purpose
Input/Output) headers are located at the
motherboard. These headers are used for
SATA monitoring on the backplane. See
the table on the right for pin definitions.
Refer to the board layout below for the
locations of the headers.
KB/
Mouse
Pin#
SATA4
SATA5
Buzzer
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High Definition Audio (HDA)
The X7DAL-E+ features a 7.1+2 Channel High
Orange:
CEN/LFE
Blue: Line-In
Black: Back
Surround
Green:Front
Definition Audio (HDA) (J2) codec that provides
10DAC channels, simultaneously supporting 7.1
sound playback with 2 channels of independent
stereo sound output with multiple streaming Grey: Side
Pink: Mic-In
Surround
through the front panel stereo out to the front L&R,
rear L&R, center and subwoofer speakers. Use
the advanced software included in the CD-ROM
that came with your motherboard to enable this
function. Sound is then output through the Line
In, Line Out and MIC jacks (see the graphics at
right). Enable JPAC to use this feature.
CD Header/Front Panel Accessible
Audio Header
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
1st
Branch
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
CPU2
®
SUPER X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
5000X
North Bridge
A
LE3
Slot6 PCI-E x16
Battery
Fan2
LE1
C
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI22C2
JI C1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA4
SATA5
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
JPL1
JPL2
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
S I/O
Ground
3
Ground
4
Right
C. FP Audio
LAN1/LAN2
B
2
crophone
CPU1
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
Left
B. CD-In
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
LAN
CTRLR
1
A. Line-In/Line-Out/Mi-
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
Audio
Definition
LE2
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM2
Pin#
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
COM1
Fan1
A 4-pin CD header (CD2) and a Front Panel
Accessible Audio header (J14) are located on
the motherboard. These headers allow you to
use the onboard sound for audio CD playback.
Connect an audio cable from your CD drive to
the header that fits your cable's connector. Only
one CD header can be used at a time. See the
tables at right for pin definitions.
CD2
Pin Definition
Buzzer
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Front Panel Audio Control
When front panel headphones are plugged in, the back panel audio output is disabled.
This is done through the FP Audio header (J14). If the front panel interface card is
not connected to the front panel audio header, jumpers should be installed on the
pin pairs: 5-6 and 9-10 of the header (J14). If these jumpers are not installed, the
back panel line-out connector will be disabled, and Pin 1 of the microphone input
will be left floating, which can lead to excessive microphone noise and cross talk
from the back panel. See the table below for pin definitions.
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
LE2
PWR
Force-On
A. FP Audio
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
High Definition Front Panel Audio
Pins# Signal
1
MIC_L
2
AUD_GND
3
MIC_R
4
FP_Audio-Detect
5
Line_2_R
6
Ground
7
FP_Jack-Detect
8
Ke y
9
Line_2_L
10
Ground
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
®
SUPER X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Battery
Fan3
A
LE1
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI2C2
JI2C1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA4
SATA5
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
Fan2
FP Control
Audio
5000X
North Bridge
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Jumper Settings
Explanation of
Jumpers
Connector
Pins
3
2
1
3
2
1
To modify the operation of the motherboard,
jumpers can be used to choose between
optional settings. Jumpers create shorts
between two pins to change the function
Jumper
Cap
of the connector. Pin 1 is identified with a
square solder pad on the printed circuit
Setting
board. See the motherboard layout pages
Pin 1-2 short
for jumper locations.
Note: On two pin jumpers, "Closed" means
the jumper is on and "Open" means the
jumper is off the pins.
GLAN Enable/Disable
GLAN Enable
Jumper settings
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
LE2
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
2nd
Branch
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
SUPER
X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
®
Battery
Fan2
LE1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
A
B
S I/O
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI2C2
JI2C1
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
JPL1
JPL2
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
Pin#
Definition
1-2
Enabled (default)
2-3
Disabled
A. GLAN Port1 Enable
B. GLAN Port2 Enable
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
JPL1/JPL2 enable or disable the GLAN
Port1/GLAN Port2 on the motherboard.
See the table on the right for jumper settings. The default setting is enabled.
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SATA5
Buzzer
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Chapter 2: Installation
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS. Instead of pins, this "jumper" consists of contact pads
to prevent the accidental clearing of CMOS. To clear CMOS, use a metal object such
as a small screwdriver to touch both pads at the same time to short the connection.
Always remove the AC power cord from the system before clearing CMOS.
Note: For an ATX power supply, you must completely shut down the system, remove
the AC power cord and then short JBT1 to clear CMOS.
Watch Dog Enable/Disable
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
LE2
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
2nd
Branch
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
SUPER
X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
®
Battery
Fan2
LE1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
Printer
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
B
D31
JBT1
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI2C2
JI2C1
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
JL1
A
BIOS
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings (JWD)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset
(*default)
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
A. Clear CMOS
B. Watch Dog Enable
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
Watch Dog (JWD) is a system monitor that can
reboot the system when a software application
hangs. Close Pins 1-2 to reset the system if an
application hangs. Close Pins 2-3 to generate a
non-maskable interrupt signal for the application
that hangs. See the table on the right for jumper
settings. Watch Dog must also be enabled in the
BIOS.
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Audio Enable/Disable
Audio Enable
Jumper Settings
JPAC1 enables or disables the Audio Controller on the motherboard. See the table
on the right for jumper settings. The default
setting is enabled.
I2C Bus to PCI Slots
Pin#
Definition
1-2
Enabled (*default)
2-3
Disabled
I2C to PCI-Slots
Jumper Settings
JI2C1/JI2C2
Jumpers
allow you to connect
the System Management Bus (I2C) to PCI
Jumper Setting
Definition
slots. The default setting is Open to disable
Closed
Enabled
the connection. See the table on the right
for jumper settings.
Open
Disabled (*Default)
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
LE2
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
A. Audio Enabled
Fan1
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
SUPER
X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
®
Battery
Fan2
LE1
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
A
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
B
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI2C2
JI2C1
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
JL1
BIOS
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
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B. I2C Bus to PCI slots
Chapter 2: Installation
Power Force On Enable/Disable
Power Force On
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPF)
Jumper JPF allows you to enable the function
of Power Force-On. If enabled, the power will
Jumper Setting
always stay on automatically. If this function is
disabled (the normal setting), the user needs
Open
Normal
(*default)
Closed
Force On
to press the power button to power on the
Definition
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
Force-On
A
PWR
I2C
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
LE2
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
system.
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
SUPER
X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
®
Battery
Fan2
LE1
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI2C2
JI2C1
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
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SATA5
Buzzer
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Activity LED
Link
(Green)
LED
There are two GLAN ports on the moth-
Activity LED
Link
erboard. Each Gigabit Ethernet LAN port
(Green)
LED
2-7
Onboard Indicators
GLAN LEDs
(Rear View: When viewing from
the back of the system)
has two LEDs. The Green LED indicates
activity. The other LED may be green,
GLAN Activity Indicator
amber or off to indicate the speed of the
connection. See the tables at right for
Color
Status
Definition
more information.
Green
Flashing
Active
GLAN Link Indicator
LED Color
Onboard Power LED (LE1)
There is an Onboard Power LED located
on the motherboard. When this LED is lit,
the system is on. See the table on the right
for more details.
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
2nd
Branch
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
A
CPU2
®
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
Battery
Fan2
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI22C2
JI C1
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
LE1
B
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
1 Gbps
LED Color
Definition
Off
System Off (*PWR cable
not connected)
Green
System On
Green:
Flashing
Quickly
ACPI S1 State
Green:
Flashing
Slowly
ACPI S3 (STR) State
B. Onboard PWR LED
1st
Branch
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
SUPER X7DAL-E+
Amber
A. GLAN LEDs
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
100 Mbps
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
COM2
No Connection or 10 Mbps
Green
LE2
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Off
Onboard PWR LED Indicator (LE1)
LED Settings
Fan1
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
Definition
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Chapter 2: Installation
CPU VRM Overheat LED
Indicators (LE2/LE3)
CPU VRM Overheat LEDs (LE2, LE3)
LED Settings
There are two CPU VRM Overheat LEDs
LED Color
Definition
(LE2, LE3) on the motherboard. LE2 is for
Off
CPU1VRM, and LE3 is for CPU2 VRM.
When the temperature of a CPU VRM is
CPU VRM Temperature:
Normal
Yellow
CPU VRM over 900C,
CPU slows down
normal, the CPU VRM Overheat LED is
off. When the CPU VRM is over 90oC, the
CPU VRM Overheat LED will turn to yellow
and the CPU will slow down to prevent CPU
VRM overheat. See the layout below for the
LED location.
POST Code LED Indicators (LE4/
LE5)
POST Code LED Indicators
LE4
LE5
Green Yellow
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
Fan1
There are two POST Code LED Indicators
(LE4, LE5) located on the motherboard.
These two LEDs indicate POST (Power
On Self Test) Code Messages via different
sets of green and yellow light combinations.
Refer to the table on the right for POST
Code Messages. See the layout below for
the LED location.
POST Code Message
Off
On
Memory Initialization @
POST 28h
On
Off
System Shadowing @
POST 38h
On
On
CPU Initialization @
POST 0Ah
Off
Off
POST Initialization: OK
LE2
PWR
Force-On
A
A. LE2: CPU1VRM
B. LE3: CPU2VRM
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
C. LE4: POST Code LED
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
D. LE5: POST Code LED
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
Audio
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
B
Battery
LE3
®
SUPER X7DAL-E+
Fan2
LE1
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
C
JI22C2
JI C1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
D
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
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Status LED (D31)
Status LED Indicator
LED Settings
A Status LED Indicator is located at D31
LED Color
on the motherboard. This LED displays
Green
Power On, system: normal
Red
PWR on, PWR problem(s)
occur(s) or JPW3 not
properly installed
Amber
System off with PWR
cable connected
different colors to show the status of the
system. When this amber LED is on, the
power cable is still connected. Be sure to
unplug the power cable before installing
Definition
or removing any components from the
motherboard. Refer to the table on the
right for system status. See the layout
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
LE2
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
below for the LED location.
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
®
SUPER X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
5000X
Battery
Fan2
LE1
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI22C2
JI C1
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
A
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
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Chapter 2: Installation
2-8
Parallel, Floppy Drive, PCI-U Universal and Hard
Disk Drive Connections
Note the following when connecting the floppy and hard disk drive cables:
•
The floppy disk drive cable has 34 twisted wires.
• A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1.
Parallel (Printer) Header
Parallel (Printer) Port Connector
Pin Definitions
The parallel (printer) header is located
Pin#
Definition
at J21. See the table on the right
1
Strobe-
2
Auto Feed-
3
Data Bit 0
4
Error-
5
Data Bit 1
6
Init-
7
Data Bit 2
8
SLCT IN-
9
Data Bit 3
10
GND
11
Data Bit 4
12
GND
13
Data Bit 5
14
GND
15
Data Bit 6
16
GND
17
Data Bit 7
18
GND
19
ACK
20
GND
21
BUSY
22
Write Data
23
PE
24
Write Gate
25
SLCT
26
NC
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
LE2
2nd
Branch
A. Parallel Port
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
®
SUPER X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
Battery
Fan2
LE1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
A
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI22C2
JI C1
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
JL1
BIOS
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
Definition
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
for pin definitions. This connector
requires CBL-0081 to work properly.
(Note: CBL-0081 is not included.)
Pin #
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Floppy Connector
Floppy Drive Connector
Pin Definitions (Floppy)
The floppy connector is located at
Pin#
Definition
J22. See the table below for pin
1
Ground
2
FDHDIN
definitions.
3
Ground
4
Reserved
5
Key
6
FDEDIN
7
Ground
8
Index
9
Ground
10
Motor Enable
11
Ground
12
Drive Select B
13
Ground
14
Drive Select B
15
Ground
16
Motor Enable
17
Ground
18
DIR
19
Ground
20
STEP
21
Ground
22
Write Data
23
Ground
24
Write Gate
25
Ground
26
Track 00
27
Ground
28
Write Protect
29
Ground
30
Read Data
31
Ground
32
Side 1 Select
33
Ground
34
Diskette
PCI-U Universal Slot
PCI-U Slot, a PCI-E x8 connector, is
specially designed for Supermicro's
storage devices to add SAS and LAN
connections to the motherboard. This
slot can also support other PCI-E
controllers. Refer to the layout below
for the location.
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
LE2
B. PCI-U Slot
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
A. Floppy
Fan1
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
®
SUPER X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
5000X
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
Battery
Fan2
LE1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
A LE5
B
JWOL
SATA1
JI22C2
JI C1
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
Pin #
SATA4
SATA5
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Definition
Chapter 2: Installation
IDE Connector
IDE Drive Connectors
Pin Definitions
There is one IDE Connector on the
Pin#
Definition
motherboard. The IDE Connector is
1
Reset IDE
2
Ground
3
Host Data 7
4
Host Data 8
5
Host Data 6
6
Host Data 9
7
Host Data 5
8
Host Data 10
9
Host Data 4
10
Host Data 11
11
Host Data 3
12
Host Data 12
13
Host Data 2
14
Host Data 13
15
Host Data 1
16
Host Data 14
17
Host Data 0
18
Host Data 15
19
Ground
20
Key
21
DRQ3
22
Ground
23
I/O Write
24
Ground
25
I/O Read
26
Ground
27
IOCHRDY
28
BALE
29
DACK3
30
Ground
31
IRQ14
32
IOCS16
33
Addr1
34
Ground
35
Addr0
36
Addr2
37
Chip Select 0
38
Chip Select 1
39
Activity
40
Ground
4-Pin 8-Pin PWR
PWR
JPWF
Alarm
Reset
KB/
Mouse
USB 0/1/2/3
24-Pin ATX PWR
PWR
I2C
LE2
PWR
Force-On
DIMM 4A (Bank 4)
2nd
Branch
DIMM 3A (Bank 3)
COM1
Fan1
located at JIDE1. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
CPU1
DIMM 2B (Bank 2)
DIMM 2A (Bank 2)
COM2
1st
Branch
DIMM 1B (Bank 1)
DIMM 1A (Bank 1)
LAN1/LAN2
CPU2
®
SUPER X7DAL-E+
Fan5
Fan6
LAN
CTRLR
North Bridge
Slot6 PCI-E x16
LE3
Audio
5000X
Battery
Fan2
LE1
FP Audio
Audio
CTRL JPAC1
T-SGPIO2 T-SGPIO1
Slot4 PCI-E x4 on x16 slot
JL1
BIOS
Printer
D31
JBT1
JWD
Slot3 PCI-X 133 MHz
ESB2
CD-In
JPL1
JPL2
JWOR
JWOL
SATA1
Slot0 PCI-U
SATA3
LE4
LE5
JI22C2
JI C1
Floppy
Slot1 PCI 33 MHz
SMB
JD1 USB4/5 USB6/7
SATA0
SATA2
South
Bridge
Slot2 PCI-X 133 MHz
S I/O
FP Control
Fan3
Slot5 PCI-33 MHz
IDE
2-33
SATA4
SATA5
ABuzzer
Fan4
Pin #
A. IDE
Definition
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Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting Procedures
Use the following procedures to troubleshoot your system. If you have followed all
of the procedures below and still need assistance, refer to the ‘Technical Support
Procedures’ and/or ‘Returning Merchandise for Service’ section(s) in this chapter.
Note: Always disconnect the power cord before adding, changing or installing
any hardware components.
Before Power On
1. Make sure that there is no short circuit between the motherboard and the chassis.
2. Disconnect all ribbon/wire cables from the motherboard, including those for the
keyboard and mouse.
3. Remove all add-on cards.
4. Install a CPU in the CPU Socket and connect the chassis speaker and the power
LED to the motherboard. (Make sure that the CPUs are properly seated and
all jumper settings are properly configured as well.)
5. Use only the correct type of CMOS onboard battery as recommended by the
Manufacturer. Do not install the onboard battery upside down to avoid possible explosion.
No Power
1. Make sure that there is no short circuit between the motherboard and the chassis.
2. Verify that all jumpers are set to their default positions.
3. Check that the 115V/230V switch on the power supply is properly set.
4. Turn the power switch on and off to test the system.
5. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies
~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
No Video
1. If the power is on but you have no video, remove all the add-on cards and
cables.
2. Use the speaker to determine if any beep codes exist. Refer to the Appendix
for details on beep codes.
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration
1. Make sure that you are using a high quality power supply. A poor quality power
supply may cause the system to lose the CMOS setup information. Refer to
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Section 1-6 for details on recommended power supplies.
2. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies
~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
3. If the above steps do not fix the Setup Configuration problem, contact your
vendor for repairs.
NOTE
If you are a system integrator, VAR or OEM, a POST diagnostics
card is recommended. For I/O port 80h codes, refer to App. B.
Memory Errors
1. Make sure that the DIMM modules are properly and fully installed.
2. Make sure that DIMMs of different speeds or types are not installed and verify that
the BIOS setup is configured for the fastest speed of RAM used. It is recommended that you use the same speed of RAM for all DIMMs in the system.
3. Make sure you are using the correct type of DDR2 Fully Buffered (FBD) ECC
667/533 SDRAM (*recommended by the manufacturer.)
4. Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping a single module between
four slots and noting the results.
5. Make sure all memory modules are fully seated in their slots. As an interleaved
memory scheme is used, you must install pairs of memory modules of the
same type and the same speed at a time, beginning with Bank 1, then Bank
2, and so on (see Section 2-3).
6. Check the position of the 115V/230V switch on the power supply.
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Technical Support Procedures
Before contacting Technical Support, please take the following steps. Also, note
that as a motherboard manufacturer, Super Micro does not sell directly to end-users, so it is best to first check with your distributor or reseller for troubleshooting
services. They should know of any possible problem(s) with the specific system
configuration that was sold to you.
1. Please go through the ‘Troubleshooting Procedures’ and 'Frequently Asked Question' (FAQ) sections in this chapter or see the FAQs on our web site (http://
www.supermicro.com/support/faqs/) before contacting Technical Support.
2. BIOS upgrades can be downloaded from our web site at (http://www.supermicro.
com/support/bios/)
3. If you still cannot resolve the problem, include the following information when
contacting Super Micro for technical support:
• Motherboard model and PCB revision number
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• BIOS release date/version (this can be seen on the initial display when your
system first boots up)
•System configuration
An example of a Technical Support form is on our web site at
(http://www.supermicro.com/support/contact.cfm).
4. Distributors: For immediate assistance, please have your account number ready
when placing a call to our technical support department. We can be reached
by e-mail at support@supermicro.com or by fax at: (408) 503-8000, option
2.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What are the various types of memory that my motherboard can
support?
Answer: The X7DAL-E+ has six 240-pin DIMM slots that support DDR2 FBD ECC
667/533 SDRAM modules. It is strongly recommended that you do not mix memory
modules of different speeds and sizes. (See Chapter 2 for detailed Information.)
Question: How do I update my BIOS?
Answer:It is recommended that you do not upgrade your BIOS if you are not experiencing any problems with your system. Updated BIOS files are located on our web
site at http://www.supermicro.com/support/bios/. Please check our BIOS warning
message and the information on how to update your BIOS on our web site. Select
your motherboard model and download the BIOS file to your computer. Also, check
the current BIOS revision and make sure that it is newer than your BIOS before
downloading. You can choose from the zip file and the .exe file. If you choose the
zip BIOS file, please unzip the BIOS file onto a bootable device or a USB pen. Run
the batch file using the format flash.bat filename.rom from your bootable device
or USB pen to flash the BIOS. Then, your system will automatically reboot. If you
choose the .exe file, please run the .exe file under Windows to create the BIOS flash
floppy disk. Insert the floppy disk into the system you wish to flash the BIOS. Then,
bootup the system to the floppy disk. The BIOS utility will automatically flash the
BIOS without any prompts. Please note that this process may take a few minutes
to complete. Do not be concerned if the screen is paused for a few minutes.
(Warning: Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the
BIOS to prevent possible system boot failure!)
Question: What's on the CD that came with my motherboard?
Answer: The supplied compact disc has quite a few drivers and programs that will
greatly enhance your system. We recommend that you review the CD and install
the applications you need. Applications on the CD include chipset drivers, security
and audio drivers.
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Returning Merchandise for Service
A receipt or copy of your invoice marked with the date of purchase is required before any warranty service will be rendered. You can obtain service by calling your
vendor for a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. When returning
to the manufacturer, the RMA number should be prominently displayed on the
outside of the shipping carton, and mailed prepaid or hand-carried. Shipping and
handling charges will be applied for all orders that must be mailed when service is
complete. For faster service, RMA authorizations may be requested online (http://
www.supermicro.com/support/rma/).
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damage incurred in shipping or from failure due to the alternation, misuse, abuse or improper
maintenance of products.
During the warranty period, contact your distributor first for any product problems.
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Chapter 4: BIOS
Chapter 4
BIOS
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Introduction
This chapter describes the Phoenix BIOS™ Setup utility for the X7DAL-E+. The
Phoenix ROM BIOS is stored in a flash chip and can be easily upgraded using a
floppy disk-based program.
Note: Due to periodic changes to the BIOS, some settings may have been added
or deleted and might not yet be recorded in this manual. Please refer to the Manual
Download area of the Supermicro web site <http://www.supermicro.com> for any
changes to the BIOS that may not be reflected in this manual.
System BIOS
BIOS is the Basic Input Output System used in all IBM® PC, XT™, AT®, and PS/2®
compatible computers. Phoenix BIOS stores the system parameters, types of disk
drives, video displays, etc. in the CMOS. CMOS memory requires very little electrical
power. When the computer is turned off, a backup battery provides power to the
CMOS Logic, enabling it to retain system parameters. Each time the computer is
powered on, the computer is configured with the values stored in the CMOS Logic
by the system BIOS, which gains control at boot up.
How To Change the Configuration Data
CMOS information that determines the system parameters may be changed by
entering the BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing the
<Delete> key at the appropriate time during system boot. (See below.)
Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible POST (Power On Self Test) routine is the memory test. As
the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu of the
BIOS Setup utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup screens,
such as the Security and Power menus. Beginning with Section 4-3, detailed descriptions are given for each parameter setting in the Setup utility.
Warning: Do not shut down or reset the system while updating BIOS
to prevent possible boot failure.
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Running Setup
*Default settings are in bold text unless otherwise noted.
The BIOS setup options described in this section are selected by choosing the appropriate text from the main BIOS Setup screen. All displayed text is described in
this section although the screen display is often all you need to understand how to
set the options (see the next page).
When you first power on the computer, Phoenix BIO is immediately activated.
While the BIOS is in control, the Setup program can be activated in one of two
ways:
1.
Press <Delete> immediately after turning the system on, or
2. When the message shown below appears briefly at the bottom of the screen
during the POST (Power On Self-Test), press the <Delete> key to activate the main
Setup menu:
Press the <Delete> key to enter Setup
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Main BIOS Setup
All main Setup options are described in this section. The main BIOS Setup screen
is displayed below.
Use the Up/Down arrow keys to move among the different settings in each menu.
Use the Left/Right arrow keys to change the options for each setting.
Press the <Esc> key to exit the CMOS Setup Menu. The next section describes in
detail how to navigate through the menus.
Items that use submenus are indicated with the Xicon. With the item highlighted,
press the <Enter> key to access the submenu.
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Main BIOS Setup Menu
Main Setup Features
System Time
To set the system date and time, key in the correct information in the appropriate
fields. Then press the <Enter> key to save the data.
System Date
Using the arrow keys, highlight the month, day and year fields, and enter the correct
data. Press the <Enter> key to save the data.
BIOS Date
This field displays the date when this version of BIOS was built.
Legacy Diskette A
This setting allows the user to set the type of floppy disk drive installed as diskette A.
The options are Disabled, 360Kb 5.25 in, 1.2MB 5.25 in, 720Kb 3.5 in, 1.44/1.25MB,
3.5 in and 2.88MB 3.5 in.
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XIDE Channel 0 Master/Slave, SATA Port0, SATA Port1, SATA Port2
and SATA Port3
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of the slots indicated above.
Press <Enter> to activate the following submenu screen for detailed options of
these items. Set the correct configurations accordingly. The items included in the
submenu are:
Type
This option allows the user to select the type of IDE hard drive. The option Auto
will allow the BIOS to automatically configure the parameters of the HDD installed
at the connection. Select IDE Removable to install an IDE removable device.
Select User to allow the user to enter the parameters of the HDD installed. Select
CDROM if a CDROM drive is installed. Select Other ATAPI if other type of ATAPI
device is installed. Select None if there is no IDE device installed.
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CHS Format
The following items will be displayed by the BIOS:
TYPE: This item displays the type of IDE or SATA Device.
Cylinders: This item indicates the status of Cylinders.
Headers: This item indicates the number of headers.
Sectors: This item displays the number of sectors.
Maximum Capacity: This item displays the maximum storage capacity of the
system.
LBA Format
The following items will be displayed by the BIOS:
Total Sectors: This item displays the number of total sectors available in the
LBA Format.
Maximum Capacity: This item displays the maximum capacity in the LBA
Format.
Multi-Sector Transfers
This item allows the user to specify the number of sectors per block to be used
in multi-sector transfer. The options are Disabled, 4 Sectors, 8 Sectors, and
16 Sectors.
LBA Mode Control
This item determines if Phoenix BIOS will access the IDE Channel 0 Master
Device via the LBA mode. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
32 Bit I/O
This option allows the user to enable or disable the function of 32-bit data transfer.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Transfer Mode
This option allows the user to set the transfer mode. The options are Standard,
Fast PIO1, Fast PIO2, Fast PIO3, Fast PIO4, FPIO3/DMA1 and FPIO4/DMA2.
Ultra DMA Mode
This option allows the user to set the Ultra DMA Mode settings. The options are
Disabled, Mode 0, Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3, Mode 4, and Mode 5.
Parallel ATA
This setting allows the user to enable Parallel ATA. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
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Serial ATA
Select Enabled to enable Serial ATA. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Native Mode Operation
Use this feature to select native mode settings for ATA. The options are: Serial
ATA and Auto.
SATA Controller Mode
Select Compatible to allow the SATA and PATA drives to be automatically-detected
and be placed in the Legacy Mode by the BIOS. Select Enhanced to allow the
SATA and PATA drives to be to be automatically-detected and placed in the Native
IDE Mode. (Note: The Enhanced mode is supported by the Windows 2000 OS
or a later version.)
When the SATA Controller Mode is set to Enhanced, the following items will
display:
Serial ATA (SATA) RAID Enable (Available when SATA Controller
Mode is set to Enhanced)
Select Enable to enable Serial ATA RAID. (For the Windows OS environment, use
the RAID driver if this feature is set to Enabled. When this item is set to Enabled,
the item: "ICH RAID Code Base" will be available for you to select either Intel or
Adaptec Host RAID firmware. If this item is set to Disabled, the item-SATA AHCI
Enable will be available.) The options are Enabled and Disabled.
ICH RAID Code Base (Available when SATA RAID is set to Enabled)
Select Intel to enable Intel's SATA RAID firmware. Select Adaptec to use Adaptec's
HostRAID firmware. The options are Intel and Adaptec.
SATA AHCI (Available when SATA RAID is set to Enabled)
Select Enable to enable Serial ATA Advanced Host Interface. (Take caution when
using this function. This feature is for advanced programmers only.) The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
System Memory
This display informs you how much system memory is detected by the BIOS.
Extended Memory
This display informs you how much extended memory is detected by the BIOS.
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Advanced Setup
Choose Advanced from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow
keys. You should see the following display. The items with a triangle beside them have
sub menus that can be accessed by highlighting the item and pressing <Enter>.
XBoot Features
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
QuickBoot Mode
If enabled, this feature will speed up the POST (Power On Self Test) routine by
skipping certain tests after the computer is turned on. The settings are Enabled
and Disabled. If Disabled, the POST routine will run at normal speed.
QuietBoot Mode
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the graphic logo screen during bootup.
POST Errors
Set to Enabled to display POST Error Messages if an error occurs during bootup.
If set to Disabled, the system will continue to boot without displaying any error
message even when a boot error occurs.
ACPI Mode
Select Yes to employ ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) power
management on your system. The options are Yes and No.
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ACPI Sleep Mode
Use the feature to configure the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface) power management settings for your system when the system is in
the sleep mode. The options are S1, S3 and S1 & S3.
Power Button Behavior
If set to Instant-Off, the system will power off immediately as soon as the user
presses the power button. If set to 4-sec., the system will power off when the user
presses the power button for 4 seconds or longer. The options are instant-off and
4-sec override.
Resume On Modem Ring
Select On to “wake up" your system up when an incoming call is received by your
modem. The options are On and Off.
Keyboard On Now Function
This feature allows you to decide how a user can power on the system by using
the keyboard when it is in S3 or S5 state. Select Disable to disable this feature.
Select Space to allow the user to power on the system when the user presses the
<Space> bar. Select Password to allow the user to power on the system by entering
a pre-defined password. (The preset password must be 5-character long.)
Power Loss Control
This setting allows you to decide how the system will react when power returns
after an unexpected loss of power. The options are Stay Off, Power On, and Last
State.
Watch Dog
When set to Enabled, this feature will automatically reset the system if the system
is not active for more than 5 minutes. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Summary Screen
This setting allows you to Enable the summary screen which displays the system
configuration at bootup.
XMemory Cache
Cache System BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system memory to be used
as a System BIOS buffer to allow the BIOS to write (cache) data into this reserved
memory area. Select Write Protect to enable this function, and this area will be
reserved for BIOS ROM access only. Select Uncached to disable this function and
make this area available for other devices.
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Cache Video BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system memory to be
used as a Video BIOS buffer to allow the BIOS to write (cache) data into this
reserved memory area. Select Write Protect to enable the function and this area
will be reserved for Video BIOS ROM access only. Select Uncached to disable this
function and make this area available for other devices.
Cache Base 0-512K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the base memory area: block
0-512K to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in Static DROM (SDROM)
or to be written into L1, L2 ache inside the CPU to speed up CPU operations.
Select Uncached to disable this function. Select Write Through to allow data to
be cached into the buffer and written into the system memory at the same time.
Select Write Protect to prevent data from being written into the base memory
area of Block 0-512K. Select Write Back to allow the CPU to write data back
directly from the buffer without writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU
data processing and operation. The options are Uncached, Write Through, Write
Protect, and Write Back.
Cache Base 512K-640K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the memory area: 512K-640K
to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static DROM (SDROM)
or written into L1, L2, L3 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU operations.
Select Uncached to disable this function. Select Write Through to allow data to
be cached into the buffer and written into the system memory at the same time.
Select Write Protect to prevent data from being written into the base memory
area of Block 512-640K. Select Write Back to allow the CPU to write data back
directly from the buffer without writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU
data processing and operation. The options are Uncached, Write Through, Write
Protect, and Write Back.
Cache Extended Memory
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the extended memory area to be
cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in Static DROM (SDROM) or written
into L1, L2, L3 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU operations. Select Uncached
to disable this function. Select Write Through to allow data to be cached into the
buffer and written into the system memory at the same time. Select Write Protect to
prevent data from being written into the extended memory area above 1MB. Select
Write Back to allow the CPU to write data back directly from the buffer without
writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU data processing and operation.
The options are Uncached, Write Through, Write Protect, and Write Back.
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Discrete MTRR Allocation
If enabled, MTRRs (-Memory Type Range Registers) are configured as distinct,
separate units and cannot be overlapped. If enabled, the user can achieve better
graphic effects when using a Linux graphic driver that requires the write-combining
configuration with 4GB or more memory. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
XPCI Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings for PCI devices.
Onboard GLAN1/Onboard GLAN2 (Gigabit- LAN) OPROM Configure
Select Enabled to boot from GLAN. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Default Primary Video Adapter
This feature allows the user to specify which video adapter to be used as the
default primary video adapter--the onboard video adapter or others. The options
are Other and PCI-E x16.
Emulated IRQ Solutions
When Enabled, the Emulated IRQ Scheme will allow PCI devices to run on legacy
operating systems that use the MSI mechanism to generate INTX compatible
interrupts. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
PCI-Exp. I/O Performance
Some add-on cards perform faster with the coalesce feature, which limits the
payload size to 128 Bytes; while others perform faster with a payload size of 256
Bytes which inhibits coalesce features. Please refer to your add-on card user
guide for the desired setting. The options are Payload (256 Bytes) and Coalesce
Enabled (128 Bytes).
PCI Parity Error Forwarding
The feature allows SERR and PERR errors detected in PCI slots to be sent
(forwarded) to the BIOS DMI Event Log for the user to review. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
ROM Scan Ordering
This feature allows the user to decide which Option ROM to be activated first. The
options are Onboard first and Add-On first.
PCI Fast Delayed Transaction
Enable this function to improve DMA data transfer rate for a PCI 32-bit multimedia
card. The options are Enable and Disabled.
Reset Configuration Data
If set to Yes, this setting clears the Extended System Configuration Data- (ESCD)
area. The options are Yes and No.
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Frequency for PCI-X#2-#3
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency for the devices installed
in the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 33 MHz, PCI 66 MHz, PCI-X 66
MHz, PCI-X 100 MHz, and PCI-X 133 MHz.
XSlot0 PCI-U x8, Slot1 PCI 33MHz, Slot2 PCI-X 133MHz, Slot3 PCI-X
133MHz, Slot4 PCI-Exp x4, Slot5 PCI 33MHz, Slot6 PCI-Exp x16
Access the submenu for each of the settings above to make changes to the
following:
Option ROM Scan
When enabled, this setting will initialize the device expansion ROM. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Enable Master
This setting allows you to enable the selected device as the PCI bus master.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Latency Timer
This setting allows you to set the clock rate for Bus Master. A high-priority, highthroughout device may benefit from a greater clock rate. The options are Default,
0020h, 0040h, 0060h, 0080h, 00A0h, 00C0h, and 00E0h. For Unix, Novell and
other Operating Systems, please select the option: other. If a drive fails after
the installation of a new software, you might want to change this setting and
try again. A different OS requires a different Bus Master clock rate.
Large Disk Access Mode
This setting determines how large hard drives are to be accessed. The options are
DOS or Other (for Unix, Novelle NetWare and other operating systems).
XAdvanced Chipset Control
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Warning: Take Caution when changing the Advanced settings. Incorrect values entered may cause system malfunction. Also, a very high DRAM frequency
or incorrect DRAM timing may cause system instability. When this occurs,
revert to the default setting.
SERR Signal Condition
This setting specifies the ECC Error conditions that an SERR# is to be asserted.
The options are None, Single Bit, Multiple Bit, and Both.
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4GB PCI Hole Granularity
This feature allows you to select the granularity of PCI hole for PCI slots. If MTRRs
are not enough, this option may be used to reduce MTRR occupation. The options
are: 256 MB, 512 MB, 1GB and 2GB.
Memory Branch Mode
This option determines how the memory branch operates. System address space can
either be interleaved between two channels or Sequential from one channel to another.
Single Channel 0 allows a single DIMM population during system manufacturing.
The options are Interleave, Sequential, Mirror, and Single Channel 0.
Branch 0 Rank Interleaving & Sparing
Select enable to enable the functions of Memory Interleaving and Memory Sparing
for Branch 0 Rank. The options for Memory Interleaving are 1:1, 2:1 and 4:1. The
options for Sparing are Enabled and Disabled.
Branch 1 Rank Interleaving & Sparing
Select enable to enable the functions of Memory Interleaving and Memory Sparing
for Branch 1 Rank. The options for Memory Interleaving are 1:1, 2:1 and 4:1. The
options for Sparing are Enabled and Disabled.
Enhanced x8 Detection
Select Enabled to enable Enhanced x8 DRAM UC Error Detection. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
High Bandwidth FSB
Select Enabled to enable the high bandwidth Front Side Bus (FSB). The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
High Temperature DRAM Operation
When set to Enabled, the BIOS will refer to the SPD table to set the maximum
DRAM temperature. If disabled, the BIOS will set the maximum DRAM temperature
based on a predefined value. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
AMB Thermal Sensor
Select Enabled to activate the thermal sensor embedded in the Advanced Memory
Buffer on a fully buffered memory module for thermal monitoring. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
Thermal Throttle
Select Enabled to enable closed-loop thermal throttling on a fully buffered (FBD)
memory module. In the closed-loop thermal environment, thermal throttling will be
activated when the temperature of the FBD DIMM module exceeds a predefined
threshold. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Global Activation Throttle
Select Enabled to enable open-loop global thermal throttling on a fully buffered
(FBD) memory module to make it active whenever the number of activation exceeds
a predefined number. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Snoop Filter
Select Enabled to eliminate snoop traffic to the graphics port to greatly improve
system performance when running graphics-intensive applications. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Crystal Beach Features
This feature is intended to work with the Intel I/O AT (Acceleration Technology) to
accelerate the performance of TOE devices. (Note: A TOE device is a specialized,
dedicated processor that is installed on an add-on card or a network card to
handle some or all packet processing of the card. For this motherboard, the TOE
device is built inside the ESB 2 South Bridge chip.) The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Route Port 80h Cycles to
This feature allows the user to decide which bus to send debug information to. The
options are Disabled, PCI and LPC.
Clock Spectrum Feature
If Enabled, the BIOS will monitor the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused
by the components and will attempt to decrease the interference whenever needed.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
High Precision Event Time
Select Yes to activate the High Precision Event Timer (HPET), which is capable of
producing periodic interrupts at a much higher frequency than a Real-time Clock
(RTC) can in synchronizing multimedia streams, providing smooth playback and
reducing the dependency on other timestamp calculation devices, such as an x86
RDTSC Instruction embedded in a CPU. The High Precision Event Timer is used
to replace the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer. The options for this feature are
Yes and No.
USB Function
Select Enabled to use USB devices. The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Legacy USB Support
This setting allows you to enable support for Legacy USB devices. The settings
are Enabled and Disabled.
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XAdvanced Processor Options
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
CPU Speed
This is a display that indicates the speed of the installed processor.
Frequency Ratio (Available when supported by the CPU.)
The feature allows the user to set the internal frequency multiplier for the CPU.
The options are: Default, x12, x13, x14, x15, x16, x17 and x18.
Hyperthreading (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to use the Hyperthreading Technology, which will result in increased
CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Core-Multi-Processing (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to use a processor's Second Core and beyond. (Please refer to
Intel's web site for more information.) The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Machine Checking (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to activate the function of Machine Checking and allow the CPU to
detect and report hardware (machine) errors via a set of model-specific registers
(MSRs). The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Thermal Management 2 (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to use Thermal Management 2 (TM2) which will lower CPU voltage
and frequency when the CPU temperature reaches a predefined overheat threshold.
Set to Disabled to use Thermal Manager 1 (TM1), allowing CPU clocking to be
regulated via CPU Internal Clock modulation when the CPU temperature reaches
the overheat threshold.
C1 Enhanced Mode (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to enable Enhanced Halt State to lower CPU voltage/frequency to
prevent overheat. The options are Enabled and Disabled. (Note: please refer to
Intel’s web site for detailed information.)
Execute Disable Bit (Available when supported by the CPU & the
OS.)
Set to Enabled to enable Execute Disable Bit and allow the processor to classify
areas in memory where an application code can execute and where it cannot, and
thus preventing a worm or a virus from inserting and creating a flood of codes to
overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack.
The options are Enabled and Disabled. (Note: For more information regarding
hardware/software support for this function, please refer to Intel's and Microsoft's
web sites.)
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Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch (Available when supported by the
CPU.)
The CPU fetches the cache line for 64 bytes if this option is set to Disabled. The
CPU fetches both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised if Enabled. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Hardware Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to this option to enabled to enable the hardware components that are used in
conjunction with software programs to prefetch data in order to shorten execution
cycles and maximize data processing efficiency. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
Direct Cache Access (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enable to route inbound network IO traffic directly into processor caches
to reduce memory latency and improve network performance. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
Intel <R> Virtualization Technology (Available when supported by
the CPU.)Select Enabled to use the feature of Virtualization Technology to allow
one platform to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent
partitions, creating multiple "virtual" systems in one physical computer. The options
are Enabled and Disabled. (Note: If there is any change to this setting, you will
need to power off and restart the system for the change to take effect.) Please
refer to Intel’s web site for detailed information.
Intel EIST Support (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Select Enabled to use the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology and allows the
system to automatically adjust processor voltage and core frequency in an effort
to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation. The options are Enabled and
Disabled. Please refer to Intel’s web site for detailed information.
XI/O Device Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
KBC Clock Input
This setting allows you to select clock frequency for the keyboard clock. The options
are 6MHz, 8MHz, 12MHz, and 16MHz.
Serial Port A
This setting allows you to decide how Serial Port A is controlled. The options are
Enabled (user defined), Disabled, and Auto (BIOS- or OS- controlled).
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Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for Serial Port A. The options
are 3F8, 2F8, 3E8, and 2E8.
Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for Serial Port A. The
options are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
Serial Port B
This setting allows you to decide how Serial Port B is controlled. The options are
Enabled (user defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS controlled) and OS Controlled.
Mode
This setting allows you to select the type of device to be connected to Serial Port
B. The options are Normal and IR (for an infrared device).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for Serial Port B. The options
are 3F8, 2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for Serial Port B. The
options are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
Parallel Port
This setting allows you to decide how Parallel Port is controlled. The options are
Enabled (user defined), Disabled and Auto (BIOS-or OS- controlled).
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for the parallel port. The options are 378, 278 and
3BC.
Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for the parallel port.
The options are IRQ5 and IRQ7.
Mode
This feature allows you to select Parallel Port mode settings. The options are Output
only, Bi-Directional, EPP and ECP.
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DMA Channel
This item allows you to select the DMA channel for the Parallel Port. The options
are DMA1 and DMA3.
Floppy Disk Controller
This setting allows you to decide how the floppy disk drive is controlled. The options
are Enabled (user defined), Disabled, and Auto (BIOS and OS controlled).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for the floppy disk drive. The
options are Primary and Secondary.
XDMI Event Logging
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Event Log Validity
This is a display to inform you of the event log validity. It is not a setting.
Event Log Capacity
This is a display to inform you of the event log capacity. It is not a setting.
View DMI Event Log
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to view the contents of the event log.
Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable event logging.
ECC Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable ECC event logging.
Mark DMI Events as Read
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to mark the DMI events as read.
Clear All DMI Event Logs
Select Yes and press <Enter> to clear all DMI event logs. The options are Yes
and No.
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XConsole Redirection
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
COM Port Address
This item allows you to specify which COM port to direct the remote console to:
Onboard COM A or Onboard COM B. This setting can also be Disabled.
BAUD Rate
This item allows you to set the BAUD rate for Console Redirection. The options
are 300, 1200, 2400, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K, and 115.2K.
Console Type
This item allows you to choose the type of Console Redirection. The options are
VT100, VT100,8bit, PC-ANSI, 7bit, PC ANSI, VT100+, and VT-UTF8.
Flow Control
This item allows you to set the flow control for Console Redirection. The options
are: None, XON/XOFF, and CTS/RTS.
Console Connection
This item allows you to decide how Console Redirection is to be connected: either
Direct or Via Modem.
Continue CR after POST
This item allows you to decide whether you want to continue with Console Redirection
after POST routines. The options are On and Off.
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XHardware Monitor Logic
Note: The Phoenix BIOS will automatically detect the type of CPU(s) and hardware
monitoring chip used on the motherboard and will display the Hardware Monitoring
Screen accordingly. Your Hardware Monitoring Screen may look like the one shown
on this page, on P. 4-20, or on P. 4-21. It depends on the type of CPU(s) and HW
Monitoring chip you are using.
CPU Temperature Threshold
This option displays the CPU temperature threshold that will activate the alarm
system when the CPU temperature reaches this pre-set threshold. The hardcode
default setting is 75oC. (See the note below.)
Temperature Monitoring (*Available if supported by the CPU)
Highlight this and hit <Enter> to display information on the following PECI (Platform
Environment Control Interface) items:
CPU1 Temperature/CPU1 Second Core/CPU2 Temperature/CPU2 Second
Core/PECI Agent 1 Temperature/PECI Agent 2 Temperature/PECI Agent 3
Temperature/PECI Agent 4 Temperature/System Temperature
Fan1-Fan6 Speeds: If the feature of Auto Fan Control is enabled, the BIOS will
automatically display the status of the fans indicated in this item.
Fan Speed Control Modes
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds of the
onboard fans. The CPU temperature and the fan speed are correlative. When the
CPU on-die temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase, and vice versa.
If the option is set to 3-pin fan, the fan speed is controlled by voltage. If the option
is set to 4-pin, the fan speed will be controlled by Pulse Width Modulation (PWM).
Select 3-pin if your chassis came with 3-pin fan headers. Select 4-pin if your chassis came with 4-pin fan headers. Select Workstation if your system is used as a
Workstation. Select Server if your system is used as a Server. Select Disable to
disable the fan speed control function and allow the onboard fans to constantly run
at full speed (12V). Select 4-pin Quiet (or Super Quiet) to lower the fan speed and
noise. The Options are: 1. Disable, 2. 3-pin (Server), 3. 3-pin (Workstation), 4. 4-pin
(Server), 5. 4-pin (Workstation), 6. 4-pin (Quiet) and 7. 4-pin (Super Quiet).
Voltage Monitoring
The following items will be monitored and displayed:
Vcore A/Vcore B/-12V/+12V/P1V5/+3.3V/5Vsb/5VDD/P_VTT/Vbat
Note: In the Windows OS environment, the Supero Doctor III settings take precedence over the BIOS settings. When first installed, Supero Doctor III adopts the
temperature threshold settings previously set in the BIOS. Any subsequent changes
to these thresholds must be made within Supero Doctor, since the SD III settings
override the BIOS settings. For the Windows OS to adopt the BIOS temperature
threshold settings, please change the SDIII settings to be the same as those set
in the BIOS.
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XHardware Monitor Logic (See the Note on Page 4-19.)
CPU Temperature Threshold
This option displays the CPU temperature threshold that will activate the alarm
system when the CPU temperature reaches this pre-set threshold. The options
are 75oC, 80oC, 85oC and 90oC. (See the note below.)
Highlight this and hit <Enter> to display information on the following items:
CPU1 Temperature/CPU1 Second Core
CPU2 Temperature/CPU2 Second Core
System Temperature
Fan1-Fan6 Speeds: If the feature of Auto Fan Control is enabled, the BIOS will
automatically display the status of the fans indicated in this item.
Fan Speed Control Modes
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds of the
onboard fans. The CPU temperature and the fan speed are correlative. When the
CPU on-die temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase, and vice versa.
If the option is set to 3-pin fan, the fan speed is controlled by voltage. If the option
is set to 4-pin, the fan speed will be controlled by Pulse Width Modulation (PWM).
Select 3-pin if your chassis came with 3-pin fan headers. Select 4-pin if your chassis came with 4-pin fan headers. Select Workstation if your system is used as a
Workstation. Select Server if your system is used as a Server. Select Disable to
disable the fan speed control function and allow the onboard fans to constantly run
at full speed (12V). Select 4-pin Quiet (or Super Quiet) to lower the fan speed and
noise. The Options are: 1. Disable, 2. 3-pin (Server), 3. 3-pin (Workstation), 4. 4-pin
(Server), 5. 4-pin (Workstation), 6. 4-pin (Quiet) and 7. 4-pin (Super Quiet).
Voltage Monitoring
The following items will be monitored and displayed:
P12V_VR0/P12V_VR1
FSB VTT/PXH Vcore/ES2B Vcore
CPU1Vcore/CPU2Vcore
P3V3
Note: In the Windows OS environment, the Supero Doctor III settings take precedence over the BIOS settings. When first installed, Supero Doctor III adopts the
temperature threshold settings previously set in the BIOS. Any subsequent changes
to these thresholds must be made within Supero Doctor, since the SD III settings
override the BIOS settings. For the Windows OS to adopt the BIOS temperature
threshold settings, please change the SDIII settings to be the same as those set
in the BIOS.
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XHardware Monitor Logic (See the Note on Page 4-19.)
CPU Temperature Threshold
This option displays the CPU temperature threshold that will activate the alarm
system when the CPU temperature reaches this pre-set threshold. The options are
75oC, 80oC, 85oC and 90oC. (See the note below.)
Highlight this and hit <Enter> to display information on the following items:
CPU1 Temperature/CPU1 Second Core
CPU2 Temperature/CPU2 Second Core
System Temperature
Fan1-Fan6 Speeds: If the feature of Auto Fan Control is enabled, the BIOS will
automatically display the status of the fans indicated in this item.
Fan Speed Control Modes
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds of the
onboard fans. The CPU temperature and the fan speed are correlative. When the
CPU on-die temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase, and vice versa.
If the option is set to 3-pin fan, the fan speed is controlled by voltage. If the option
is set to 4-pin, the fan speed will be controlled by Pulse Width Modulation (PWM).
Select 3-pin if your chassis came with 3-pin fan headers. Select 4-pin if your chassis came with 4-pin fan headers. Select Workstation if your system is used as a
Workstation. Select Server if your system is used as a Server. Select Disable to
disable the fan speed control function and allow the onboard fans to constantly run
at full speed (12V). Select 4-pin Quiet (or Super Quiet) to lower the fan speed and
noise. The Options are: 1. Disable, 2. 3-pin (Server), 3. 3-pin (Workstation), 4. 4-pin
(Server), 5. 4-pin (Workstation), 6. 4-pin (Quiet) and 7. 4-pin (Super Quiet).
Voltage Monitoring
The following items will be monitored and displayed:
Vcore A/Vcore B
-12V/+12V
P1V5/+3.3V
5Vsb/5VDD
P_VTT
Vbat
Note: In the Windows OS environment, the Supero Doctor III settings take precedence over the BIOS settings. When first installed, Supero Doctor III adopts the
temperature threshold settings previously set in the BIOS. Any subsequent changes
to these thresholds must be made within Supero Doctor, since the SD III settings
override the BIOS settings. For the Windows OS to adopt the BIOS temperature
threshold settings, please change the SDIII settings to be the same as those set
in the BIOS.
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Security
Choose Security from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow
keys. You should see the following display. Security setting options are displayed by
highlighting the setting using the arrow keys and pressing <Enter>. All Security BIOS
settings are described in this section.
Supervisor Password Is:
This feature indicates if a supervisor password has been entered to the system.
Clear means such a password has not been used, and Set means a supervisor
password has been entered.
User Password Is:
This feature indicates if a user password has been entered to the system. Clear
means such a password has not been used, and Set means a user password has
been entered.
Set Supervisor Password
When this item is highlighted, press the <Enter> key. When prompted, enter the
Supervisor's password in the dialogue box to set or to change supervisor's password
to allow access to the BIOS.
Set User Password
When the item is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key. When prompted, enter the user's
password in the dialogue box to set or to change the user's password, which will
allow access to the system at boot-up.
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Password on Boot
This setting allows you to determine if a password is required for a user to enter
the system at bootup. The options are Enabled (password required) and Disabled
(password not required).
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Boot
Choose Boot from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. See details on how to change the order and
specs of boot devices in the Item Specific Help window. All Boot BIOS settings are
described in this section.
Boot List
Candidate
List
Boot Priority Order/Excluded from Boot Orders
The items included in the boot list section are bootable devices listed in the
sequence of boot order as specified. The items included in the candidate list are
currently not bootable. Use the <+> key or the <-> key to move the device up or
down. Use the <f> key or the <r> key to specify the type of USB device, either
fixed or removable. You can select one item from the boot list and hit the <x> key
to remove it from the list of bootable devices (to make its resource available for
other bootable devices). Conversely, you can select an item from the candidate
list and hit the <x> key to remove it from the candidate list and put it in the boot
list to make it bootable. See details on how to change the priority of boot order of
devices in the "Item Specific Help" window.
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Exit
Choose Exit from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys. You
should see the following display. All Exit BIOS settings are described in this section.
Exit Saving Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you have made and to
exit the BIOS Setup utility.
Exit Discarding Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to exit the BIOS Setup utility without saving any
changes you may have made.
Load Setup Defaults
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to load the default settings for all items in the
BIOS Setup. These are the safest settings to use.
Discard Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to discard (cancel) any changes you have made.
You will remain in the Setup utility.
Save Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you have made. You will
remain in the Setup utility.
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Appendix A: BIOS Error Beep Codes
Appendix A
BIOS Error Beep Codes
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed each time
the system is powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors usually allow the system to continue with bootup. The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors will not allow the system to continue with bootup in most cases. If a
fatal error occurs, you should consult with your system manufacturer for possible
repairs.
The following table displays non-fatal BIOS Beep codes.
BIOS Error Beep Codes
Beep Code
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Circuits have been reset.
(Ready to power up)
Repetition of the pattern of (1 long beep+ a
short pause)
Memory error
No memory detected in the
system
1 long beep + 2 short
beeps
Display memory
read/write error
Video adapter missing or with
faulty memory
1 continuous beep
(with the front panel
OH LED on)
System Overheat
1 continuous beep with the
front panel OH LED on)
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Appendix B: Installing the Windows OS
Appendix B
Installing the Windows OS
After all hardware components have been installed, you must first configure Intel
South Bridge RAID Settings before you install the Windows OS and other software
drivers. To configure RAID settings, please refer to RAID Configuration User Guides
posted on our website at www.supermicro.com/support/manuals.
B-1 Installing the Windows XP/2000/2003 OS for
Systems with RAID Functions
1. Insert Microsoft's Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup CD in the CD Driver, and the
system will start booting up from CD.
2. Press the <F6> key when the message-" Press F6 if you need to install a
third party SCSI or RAID driver" displays.
3. When the Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup screen appears, press "S" to specify
additional device(s).
4. Insert the driver diskette-"Intel AA RAID XP/2000/2003 Driver for ESB2" into
Drive A: and press the <Enter> key.
5. Choose the Intel(R) ESB2 SATA RAID Controller from the list indicated in the
XP/2000/2003 Setup Screen, and press the <Enter> key.
6. Press the <Enter> key to continue the installation process. (If you need to
specify any additional devices to be installed, do it at this time.) Once all
devices are specified, press the <Enter> key to continue with the installation.
7. From the Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup screen, press the <Enter> key. The
XP/2000/2003 Setup will automatically load all device files and then, continue
the Windows XP/2000/2003 installation.
8. After the Windows XP/2000/2003 OS Installation is completed, the system will
automatically reboot.
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Installing the Windows XP/2000/2003 OS for
Systems without RAID Functions
1. Insert Microsoft's Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup CD in the CD Driver, and the
system will start booting up from CD.
2. Continue with the OS installation. The Windows OS Setup screen will display.
3. From the Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup screen, press the <Enter> key. The
XP/2000/2003 Setup will automatically load all device files and then continue
with the Windows XP/2000/2003 installation.
4. After the Windows XP/2000/2003 OS Installation is completed, the system will
automatically reboot.
5. Insert the Supermicro Setup CD that came with your motherboard into the CD
Drive during system boot, and the main screen will display.
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Appendix C: Installing Other Software Programs and Drivers
Appendix C
Installing Other Software Programs and Drivers
C-1 Installing Drivers other than the Adaptec Embedded Serial
ATA RAID Controller Driver
After you have installed the Windows Operating System, a screen as shown below
will appear. You are ready to install software programs and drivers that have not
yet been installed. To install these software programs and drivers, click the icons
to the right of these items.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on the paper to view the readme files
for each item. Click a computer icon to the right of an item to install an item from
top to the bottom one at a time. After installing each item, you must reboot the
system before proceeding with the next item on the list. The bottom icon with
a CD on it allows you to view the entire contents of the CD.
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Configuring Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a web-based management tool that supports
remote management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools.
The local management is called the SD III Client. The Supero Doctor III program
included on the CDROM that came with your motherboard allows you to monitor
the environment and operations of your system. Supero Doctor III displays crucial
system information such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See
the Figure below for a display of the Supero Doctor III interface.
Note 1: The default user name and password are ADMIN.
Note 2: In the Windows OS environment, the Supero Doctor III settings take precedence over the BIOS settings. When first installed, Supero Doctor III adopts the
temperature threshold settings previously set in the BIOS. Any subsequent changes
to these thresholds must be made within Supero Doctor, since the SD III settings
override the BIOS settings. For the Windows OS to adopt the BIOS temperature
threshold settings, please change the SDIII settings to be the same as those set
in the BIOS.
Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-I (Health Information)
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Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-II (Remote Control)
Note: The SD III Software program can be downloaded from our Web site at: ftp://ftp.
supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can also download the SDIII User's
Guide at: http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/Manuals/SDIII/UserGuide.pdf. For
Linux, we will still recommend that you use Supero Doctor II.
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(Disclaimer continued)
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aircraft/emergency communication devices or other critical systems whose failure to perform be reasonably expected to result in significant injury or loss of life or catastrophic
property damage. Accordingly, Supermicro disclaims any and all liability, and should buyer use or sell such products for use in such ultra-hazardous applications, it does so
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proceedings of any kind arising out of or related to such ultra-hazardous use or sale.
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