ECS A785GM-M motherboard
Preface
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment onto an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Shielded interconnect cables and a shielded AC power cable must be employed with
this equipment to ensure compliance with the pertinent RF emission limits governing this device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the system’s
manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Canadian Department of Communications
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interferencecausing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement sur
le matériel brouilieur du Canada.
About the Manual
The manual consists of the following:
Chapter 1
Describes features of the motherboard.
Introducing the Motherboard
Go to
Chapter 2
Describes installation of motherboard
components.
Installing the Motherboard
Go to
Chapter 3
Using BIOS
Chapter 4
Hybrid Graphics® Technology
Support
Chapter 6
H
page 1
page 7
Provides information on using the BIOS
Setup Utility.
Go to
H
page 27
Describes the motherboard software
Using the Motherboard Software Go to
Chapter 5
H
H
page 49
Describes the Hybrid Graphics®
Technology
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H
page 59
Describes the AMD SB710 RAID
Configuration
Setting Up AMD SB710 RAID ConGo to
figuration
H
page 63
Chatper 7
Describes the eJIFFY setting up
Setting Up eJIFFY
Go to
Preface
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page 71
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
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Chapter 1
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Introducing the Motherboard
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Introduction............................................................................................1
Features...................................................................................................2
Motherboard Components...................................................................4
Chapter 2
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Installing the Motherboard
7
Safety Precautions.............................................................................7
Choosing a Computer Case..............................................................7
Installing the Motherboard in a Case.............................................7
Checking Jumper Settings................................................................8
Setting Jumpers.........................................................................8
Checking Jumper Settings.........................................................9
Jumper Settings.........................................................................9
Installing Hardware..........................................................................10
Installing the Processor...........................................................10
Installing Memory Modules.....................................................11
Expansion Slots.......................................................................15
Connecting Optional Devices..................................................17
Installing a Hard Disk Drive/CD-ROM/SATA Hard Drive......20
Installing a Floppy Diskette Drive...........................................21
Connecting I/O Devices..............................................................22
Connecting Case Components......................................................23
Front Panel Header..................................................................25
Chapter 3
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Using BIOS
27
About the Setup Utility....................................................................27
The Standard Configuration..........................................................27
Entering the Setup Utility...............................................................27
Resetting the Default CMOS Values...............................................28
Using BIOS.......................................................................................29
Standard CMOS Setup..................................................................30
Advanced Setup.............................................................................32
Advanced Chipset Setup................................................................34
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Integrated Peripherals..................................................................35
Power Management Setup.................................................................36
PCI/PnP Setup...............................................................................37
PC Health Status............................................................................38
M.I.B.II (MB Intelligent Bios).......................................................42
Load Default Settings......................................................................45
Supervisor Password.....................................................................45
User Password...............................................................................46
Save & Exit Setup .........................................................................46
Exit Without Saving........................................................................46
Updating the BIOS.........................................................................47
Chapter 4
49
Using the Motherboard Software
49
About the Software CD-ROM.........................................................49
Auto-installing under Windows XP/Vista......................................49
Running Setup...............................................................................50
Manual Installation..........................................................................54
Utility Software Reference................................................................54
Chapter 5
59
Hybrid Graphics® Technology Support
59
Hybrid Graphics® Technology.........................................................59
Chapter 6
63
Setting Up AMD SB710 RAID Configuration
63
Setting Up a Bootable RAID Array...................................................63
Chapter 7
71
Setting Up eJIFFY
71
Introduction..........................................................................................71
Installation and BIOS Setup...............................................................72
Entering eJIFFY.............................................................................................74
Features Icons..........................................................................................75
Usage FAQ.................................................................................................76
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Chapter 1
Introducing the Motherboard
Introduction
Thank you for choosing the A785GM-M motherboard. This motherboard is a high
performance, enhanced function motherboard that supports socket for AMD
Phenom TM II processor (socket AM3) for high-end business or personal desktop
markets.
The motherboard incorporates the AMD 785G Northbridge (NB) and SB710
Southbridge (SB) chipsets. The Northbridge supports the HyperTransportTM 3.0 interface. The memory controller supports DDR3 memory DIMM frequencies of
1333/1066. It supports four DDR3 slots with maximum memory size of 32 GB*. One
PCI Express x16 slot, intended for Graphics Interface, are fully compliant to the PCI
Express Gen2 (version 2.0). In addition, two PCI Express x1 slots are supported.
The SB710 Southbridge supports one PCI slot which is PCI v2.3 compliant. It
integrates USB 2.0 interface, supporting up to twelve functional ports (six USB ports
and three USB 2.0 headers support additional six USB ports). One onboard IDE
connector supports two IDE devices in Ultra ATA 133/100/66/33 modes. The
Southbridge integrates a Serial ATA host controller, supporting six SATA ports with
maximum transfer rate up to 3.0 Gb/s each. It provides AMD SATA RAID configuration with RAID 0, 1 and 10 modes supported.
There is an advanced full set of I/O ports in the rear panel, including one DVI port,
one VGA port, one HDMI port, one 1394A port, two eSATA ports, six USB ports,
one optical SPDIFO port, one LAN port and audio jacks for microphone, line-in and
8-ch line-out.
* Currently,
the memory maximum size we have tested is 16 GB.
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Feature
Processor
This motherboard uses a socket AM3 that carries the following features:
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Accommodates AMD PhenomTM II processor (socket AM3)
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Supports HyperTransportTM (HT) 3.0 interface speeds
HyperTransportTM Technology is a point-to-point link between two devices, it
enables integrated circuits to exchange information at much higher speeds than
currently available interconnect technologies.
This board supports CPU up to 140W TDP only.
Chipset
The AMD 785G Northbridge (NB) and SB710 Southbridge (SB) chipsets are
based on an innovative and scalable architecture with proven reliability and
performance.
AMD 785G
(NB)
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SB710
(SB)
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Memory
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One x4 A-Link Express II interface for connection to
an AMD Southbridge
Supports PCIe Gen 2 (version 2.0)
Proven RadeonTM graphics powering DirectX® 10.1
Enhanced Digital Display integration
Fully ACPI 2.0 and IAPC (Instantly Available PC) power
management
Single chip solution in 55nm, 1.1 V CMOS technology
Integrated ATI Hybrid CrossFire™, ATI AvivoTM HD1,
AMD Cool'n'Quiet TM , ATI SurroundView TM, AMD
OverDrive and AMD PowerNow!
Compliant with PCI 2.3 specification at 33 MHz
Supports six Serial ATA devices which speeds up to
3.0 Gb/s
Integrated USB 2.0 Host Controller supporting up to
twelve USB 2.0 ports
Integrated IDE controller supports Ultra ATA 133/100/
66/33 modes
Supports integrated RAID0, RAID1, and RAID 10 (requires use of 4 or more SATA ports) functionalities
across all 6 ports
Supports DDR3 1333/1066 DDR3 SDRAM with Dual-channel architecture
Accommodates four unbuffered DIMMs
4 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets support up to 32 GB*
Audio
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All DACs support 192K/96K/48K/44.1KHz DAC sample rate
Software selectable 2.5V/3.75V VREFOUT
Meets Microsoft WLP 3.08 audio requirements
Direct Sound 3DTM compatible
* Currently,
the memory maximum size we have tested is 16 GB.
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Onboard LAN
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Supports PCI ExpressTM 1.1
Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
Wake-on-LAN and remote wake-up support
1394a FireWire
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Complies with PCI Express Rev 1.1
Single chip Compliance with IEEE 1394a-2000, 1394-1995 and 1394a
Open HCI host controller integrated 2-port PHY layer function
Supports 400/200/100 Mbps of data transfer rate
Expansion Options
The motherboard comes with the following expansion options:
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One PCI Express x16 slot for Graphics Interface
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Two PCI Express x1 slots
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One 32-bit PCI v2.3 compliant slot
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One IDE connector supporting up to two IDE devices
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Six 7-pin SATA connectors
This motherboard supports Ultra DMA bus mastering with transfer rates of
133/100/66/33 MB/s.
Integrated I/O
The motherboard has a full set of I/O ports and connectors:
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One DVI port
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One VGA port
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One HDMI port
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One 1394a port
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Two eSATA ports
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One optical SPDIFO port
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Six USB ports
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One LAN port
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Audio jacks for microphone, line-in and 8-ch line-out
BIOS Firmware
The motherboard uses AMI BIOS that enables users to configure many system
features including the following:
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Power management
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Wake-up alarms
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CPU parameters
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CPU and memory timing
The firmware can also be used to set parameters for different processor clock
speeds. And it is available to adjust the voltages of the CPU, NB and SB.
1. Some hardware specifications and software items are subject to change
without prior notice.
2. Due to chipset limitation, we recommend that motherboard be operated
in the ambiance between 0 and 50°C.
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Motherboard Components
The above image is for reference only; please take the actual motherboard
for detailed parts.
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Table of Motherboard Components
LABEL
COMPONENTS
1. CPU Socket
2. CPU_FAN
3. DDR3_1~4
4. ATX_POWER
5. IDE
6. SATA1~6
7. SYS_FAN
8. F_PANEL
9. PWR_BTN
10. RST_BTN
11. SPI_DEBUG
12. CLR_CMOS_BTN
13. F_USB1~3
14. F_1394A
15. SPDIFO
16. F_AUDIO
17. PCI
18. PCIE1~2
19. PCIEX16
20. PWR_FAN
21. ATX12V
Socket for AMD PhenomTM II processor (socket AM3)
CPU cooling fan connector
240-pin DDR3 SDRAM slots
Standard 24-pin ATX power connector
Primary IDE connector
Serial ATA connectors
System cooling fan connector
Front Panel switch/LED header
Power on button
Reset button
SPI DEBUG header
Clear CMOS button
Front Panel USB headers
Onboard 1394a header
SPDIF out header
Front Panel Audio header
32-bit add-on card slot
PCI Express x1 slots
PCI Express x16 slot for graphics interface
Power cooling fan connector
8-pin +12V power connector
This concludes Chapter 1. The next chapter explains how to install the motherboard.
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Memo
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Chapter 2
Installing the Motherboard
Safety Precautions
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Follow these safety precautions when installing the motherboard
Wear a grounding strap attached to a grounded device to avoid damage from static electricity
Discharge static electricity by touching the metal case of a safely
grounded object before working on the motherboard
Leave components in the static-proof bags they came in
Hold all circuit boards by the edges. Do not bend circuit boards
Choosing a Computer Case
There are many types of computer cases on the market. The motherboard complies
with the specifications for the Micro ATX system case. Firstly, some features on the
motherboard are implemented by cabling connectors on the motherboard to indicators and switches on the system case. Make sure that your case supports all the
features required. Secondly, this motherboard supports two enhanced IDE drives.
Make sure that your case has sufficient power and space for all drives that you intend
to install.
Most cases have a choice of I/O templates in the rear panel. Make sure that the I/O
template in the case matches the I/O ports installed on the rear edge of the
motherboard.
This motherboard carries a Micro ATX form factor of 244 X 244 mm. Choose a case
that accommodates this form factor.
Installing the Motherboard in a Case
Refer to the following illustration and instructions for installing the motherboard in
a case.
Most system cases have mounting brackets installed in the case, which correspond
the holes in the motherboard. Place the motherboard over the mounting brackets
and secure the motherboard onto the mounting brackets with screws.
Ensure that your case has an I/O template that supports the I/O ports and expansion
slots on your motherboard.
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Do not over-tighten the screws as this can stress the motherboard.
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Checking clear CMOS button
The following illustration shows the location of the clear CMOS button.
Name
Type
Description
Setting (default)
NO PUSH: NORMAL
PUSH: CLEAR
CLR_CMOS_BTN button CLEAR CMOS Before clearing the
CMOS, make sure to
turn the system off. CLR_CMOS_BTN
To avoid the system unstability after clearing CMOS, we recommend
users to enter the main BIOS setting page to “Load Default Settings” and
then “Save Changes and Exit”.
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Installing Hardware
Installing the Processor
Caution: When installing a CPU heatsink and cooling fan make sure
that you DO NOT scratch the motherboard or any of the surfacemount resistors with the clip of the cooling fan. If the clip of the
cooling fan scrapes across the motherboard, you may cause serious
damage to the motherboard or its components.
On most motherboards, there are small surface-mount resistors near
the processor socket, which may be damaged if the cooling fan is
carelessly installed.
Avoid using cooling fans with sharp edges on the fan casing and the
clips. Also, install the cooling fan in a well-lit work area so that you
can clearly see the motherboard and processor socket.
Before installing the Processor
This motherboard automatically determines the CPU clock frequency and system
bus frequency for the processor. You may be able to change the settings in the system
Setup Utility. We strongly recommend that you do not over-clock processors or
other components to run faster than their rated speed.
Warning:
1. Over-clocking components can adversely affect the reliability of the
system and introduce errors into your system. Over-clocking can permanently damage the motherboard by generating excess heat in components that are run beyond the rated limits.
2. Always remove the AC power by unplugging the power cord from the
power outlet before installing or removing the motherboard or other
hardware components.
This motherboard has a socket AM3 processor socket. When choosing a processor,
consider the performance requirements of the system. Performance is based on the
processor design, the clock speed and system bus frequency of the processor, and the
quantity of internal cache memory and external cache memory.
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CPU Installation Procedure
The following illustration shows CPU installation components.
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2
3
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Install your CPU. Pull up the lever away from
the socket and lift up to 90-degree angle.
Locate the CPU cut edge (the corner with
the pin hold noticeably missing). Align and
insert the CPU correctly.
Press the lever down and apply thermal
grease on top of the CPU.
Put the CPU Fan down on the retention module and snap the four retention legs of the
cooling fan into place.
Flip the levers over to lock the heat sink in
place and connect the CPU cooling Fan power
cable to the CPU fan connector. This completes the installation.
To achieve better airflow rates and heat dissipation, we suggest that you
use a high quality fan with 4800 rpm at least. CPU fan and heatsink
installation procedures may vary with the type of CPU fan/heatsink supplied. The form and size of fan/heatsink may also vary.
Installing Memory Modules
This motherboard accommodates four memory modules. It can support four 240-pin
DDR3 1333/1066. The total memory capacity is 32 GB *.
DDR3 SDRAM memory module table
Memory module
DDR3 1066
DDR3 1333
Memory Bus
533 MHz
667 MHz
You must install at least one module in any of the four slots. The total memory
capacity is up to 32 GB*.
The four DDR3 memory sockets (DIMM1, DIMM2, DIMM3, DIMM4) are divided
into two channels and each channel has two memory sockets as following:
ff Channel 0: DIMM1, DIMM2
ff Channel 1: DIMM3, DIMM4
Do not remove any memory module from its antistatic packaging until
you are ready to install it on the motherboard. Handle the modules only
by their edges. Do not touch the components or metal parts. Always
wear a grounding strap when you handle the modules.
* Currently,
the memory maximum size we have tested is 16 GB.
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Installation Procedure
Refer to the following to install the memory modules.
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This motherboard supports unbuffered DDR3 SDRAM only.
Push the latches on each side of the DIMM slot down.
Align the memory module with the slot. The DIMM slots are keyed with
notches and the DIMMs are keyed with cutouts so that they can only be
installed correctly.
Check that the cutouts on the DIMM module edge connector match the
notches in the DIMM slot.
Install the DIMM module into the slot and press it firmly down until it
seats correctly. The slot latches are levered upwards and latch on to
the edges of the DIMM.
Install any remaining DIMM modules.
For best performance and compatibility, we recommend that users
install DIMMs in the sequence of DIMM3, DIMM4, DIMM1 and
DIMM2.
Recommend configuration for best performance and compatibility
Number of DIMMs
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
1
2
3
4
AM3
Single Channel
Dual Channel
Single Channel
Dual Channel
* When Unganged Mode is disabled
: operation with normal performance
: operation with the best performance
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Table A: DDR3 (memory module) QVL (Qualified Vendor List)
The following memory modules have been tested and qualified for use with this
motherboard.
Type
Size
512 MB
Vendor
Module Nam e
ELPIDA
PC3-8500U-7-00-AP
Hynix
HYMT164U64ZNF8-G8 AA
Micron
MT4JTF6464AY-1G1B1
A-DATA
M3OSS3H3I3120B5Z
Aeneon
AEH760UD00-10FA98X
Corsair
Hynix
1 GB
KVR1066D3N7/1G
Micron
MT8JTF12864AY-1G1D1
IMSH1GU03A1F1C-10F B2S81427023
RMR1810NA48E7F-1066-LF
Samsung
Gold Bar M378B2873DZ1-CF8 0818
Unifosa
GU502202EP0200
Winchip
64A0TPHN8G17E
Elixir
M2F2G64CB8HA4N-BE
HYMT125U64ZNF8-G8 AA
HMT125U6AFP8C-G7N0 AA
Infinity
04902G16DY7U4A
Micron
MT16JTF25664AY-1G1D1
Qimonda
Samsung
4 GB
IMSH1GU03A1F1C-10G B2S81427034
Ramaxel
Hynix
2 GB
HMT112U6AFP8C-G7N0 AA
Kingston
Qimonda
DDR 3 1066
CM3X1024-1066C7
HYMT112U64ZNF8-G8 AA
IMSH2GU13A1F1C-10F B3S81427044
IMSH2GU13A1F1C-10G B3S81528005
M378B5673DZ1-CF8 0842
Unifosa
GU512302EP0200
Kingston
KVR1066D3N7/4G
Samsung
M378B5273BH1-CF8
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Type
Size
Vendor
Module Nam e
Aeneon
AXH760UD00-13GA98X
A-DATA
AD31333001GOU(AD63I1A08)
Apacer
Hynix
Kingston
1 GB
KingMax
Micron
DDR 3 1600
DDR 3 1800
1 GB
KVR1333D3N9/1G
FLFD45F-B8KG9 NAES
FLFD45F-B8KG9 NAUS
MT8JTF12864AY-1G4D1
IMSH1GU13A1F1C-13H
Ramaxel
RMR1810KD48E7F-1333
M378B2873EH1-CH9
M378B2873DZ1-CH9
Unifosa
GU502203EP0200
A-DATA
AD31333002GOU(AD63I1B16)
Apacer
78.A1GC6.9L1
Elixir
M2F2G64CB8HA4N-CG 0903.TW
Hynix
HMT125U6AFP8C-H9N0 AA
Kingston
2 GB
78.01GC6.9L0
HMT112U6AFP8C-H9N0 AA
Qimonda
Samsung
DDR 3 1333
AHU02GFA33C9N1C
KingMax
KVR1333D3N9/2G
FLFE85F-B8KG9 NEES
FLFE85F-B8KG9 NEUS
Micron
MT16JTF25664AY-1G4D1
Qimonda
IMSH2GU13A1F1C-13H B3S81124001
Samsung
M378B5673EH1-CH9
Unifosa
GU512303EP0200
Kingston
KHX12800D3K3/3GX
KingMax
FLGD45F-B8KG9 NEES
2 GB
KingMax
FLGE85F-B8KG9 NEES
1 GB
KingMax
KHX14400D3K3/3GX
Users please be noted that DDR3 1800/1600 MHz is validated to run at
1333 MHz only.
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Expansion Slots
Installing Add-on Cards
The slots on this motherboard are designed to hold expansion cards and connect
them to the system bus. Expansion slots are a means of adding or enhancing the
motherboard’s features and capabilities. With these efficient facilities, you can increase the motherboard’s capabilities by adding hardware that performs tasks that are
not part of the basic system.
PCIE1~2 Slots
The PCI Express x1 slots are fully compliant to the PCI Express
Gen 2 (version 2.0).
PCIEX16 Slot
The PCI Express x16 slot is used to install an external PCI
Express graphics card that is fully compliant to the PCI Express
Gen 2 (version 2.0).
PCI Slot
This motherboard is equipped with one standard PCI slot. PCI
stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect and is a bus standard for expansion cards, which for the most part, is a supplement of the older ISA bus standard. The PCI slot on this board is
PCI v2.3 compliant.
Before installing an add-on card, check the documentation for the card
carefully. If the card is not Plug and Play, you may have to manually
configure the card before installation.
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Follow these instructions to install an add-on card:
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2
3
Remove a blanking plate from the system case corresponding to the
slot you are going to use.
Install the edge connector of the add-on card into the expansion slot.
Ensure that the edge connector is correctly seated in the slot.
Secure the metal bracket of the card to the system case with a screw.
For some add-on cards, for example graphics adapters and network
adapters, you have to install drivers and software before you can begin
using the add-on card.
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Connecting Optional Devices
Refer to the following for information on connecting the motherboard’s optional
devices:
SATA1~6: Serial ATA connectors
These connectors are used to support the new Serial ATA devices for the highest data
transfer rates (3.0 Gb/s), simpler disk drive cabling and easier PC assembly. It eliminates limitations of the current Parallel ATA interface. But maintains register compatibility and software compatibility with Parallel ATA.
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
Ground
2
TX+
3
5
7
TXRX-
4
6
-
RX+
Ground
Ground
-
SPDIFO: SPDIF out header
This is an optional header that provides an S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface)
output to digital multimedia device through optical fiber or coaxial connector.
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
SPDIF
Function
SPDIF digital output
+5VA
5V analog Power
Key
No pin
GND
Ground
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F_1394A: Onboard IEEE 1394a header
Connect this header to any device with IEEE 1394a interface.
Pin
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Signal Name
Signal Name
XTPA1P
Pin
Signal Name
Function
XTPA1M
2
4
6
8
10
GND
XTPB1P
PWR
Key
GND
XTPB1M
PWR
GND
F_AUDIO: Front Panel Audio header
This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and lineout ports for easier access.
Pin
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Signal Name
Signal Name
PORT 1L
PORT 1R
PORT 2R
SENSE_SEND
PORT 2L
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Signal Name
Function
AUD_GND
PRESENCE#
SENSE1_RETURN
KEY
SENSE2_RETURN
SPI_DEBUG: SPI DEBUG header
This 16 MB DEBUG contains the programmable BIOS program.
Pin
Signal Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
CHIP SELECT
8
Function
Select chip
VCC
VCC
DATA OUTPUT
data output
HOLD
hold
WRITE PROTECT
BIOS write protect
CLOCK
clock
CND
CND
DATA INPUT
data input
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F_USB1~3: Front Panel USB headers
The motherboard has six USB ports installed on the rear edge I/O port array. Additionally, some computer cases have USB ports at the front of the case. If you have
this kind of case, use auxiliary USB connector to connect the front-mounted ports to
the motherboard.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Function
Signal Name
USBPWR
Front Panel USB Power
USBPWR
Front Panel USB Power
USB_FP_P0-
USB Port 0 Negative Signal
USB_FP_P1-
USB Port 1 Negative Signal
USB_FP_P0+
USB Port 0 Positive Signal
USB_FP_P1+
USB Port 1 Positive Signal
GND
Ground
GND
Ground
Key
No pin
USB_FP_OC0
Overcurrent signal
Please make sure that the USB cable has the same pin assignment as
indicated above. A different pin assignment may cause damage or system
hang-up.
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Installing a Hard Disk Drive/CD-ROM/SATA Hard Drive
This section describes how to install IDE devices such as a hard disk drive and a CDROM drive.
About IDE Devices
Your motherboard has one IDE interface. An IDE ribbon cable supporting two IDE
devices is bundled with the motherboard.
You must orient the cable connector so that the pin1 (color) edge of the
cable corresponds to the pin 1 of the I/O port connector.
IDE: IDE Connector
This motherboard supports six high data transfer SATA ports with each runs up to 3.0
Gb/s. To get better system performance, we recommend users connect the CD-ROM
to the IDE channel, and set up the hard drives on the SATA ports.
IDE devices enclose jumpers or switches used to set the IDE device as MASTER or
SLAVE. Refer to the IDE device user’s manual. Installing two IDE devices on one
cable, ensure that one device is set to MASTER and the other device is set to SLAVE.
The documentation of your IDE device explains how to do this.
About SATA Connectors
Your motherboard features six SATA connectors supporting a total of six drives.
SATA refers to Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the standard interface for the IDE hard drives which are currently used in most PCs. These connectors
are well designed and will only fit in one orientation. Locate the SATA connectors on
the motherboard and follow the illustration below to install the SATA hard drives.
Installing Serial ATA Hard Drives
To install the Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives, use the SATA cable that supports the
Serial ATA protocol. This SATA cable comes with an SATA power cable. You can
connect either end of the SATA cable to the SATA hard drive or the connector on the
motherboard.
SATA cable
(optional)
SATA power cable
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Refer to the illustration below for proper installation:
1
2
3
Attach either cable end to the connector on the motherboard.
Attach the other cable end to the SATA hard drive.
Attach the SATA power cable to the SATA hard drive and connect the
other end to the power supply.
This motherboard supports the “Hot-Plug” function.
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Connecting I/O Devices
The backplane of the motherboard has the following I/O ports:
VGA Port
Connect your monitor to the VGA port.
DVI Port
Use the DVI port to connect the monitor.
HDMI Port
Connect the HDMI port to the HDMI devices.
1394A Port
Use the 1394a port to connect any 1394a device.
USB Ports
Use the USB ports to connect USB devices.
ESATA Ports
Use this port to connect to an external SATA box or a
Serial ATA port multiplier.
LAN Port
Connect an RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to connect your
computer to the network.
Optical SPDIF
Output
This jack connects to external optical digital audio output
devices.
Audio Ports
Use the audio jacks to connect audio devices. The C port is
for stereo line-in signal, while the E port is for microphone
in signal. This motherboard supports audio devices that correspond to the A,B, and D port respectively. In addition, all
of the 3 ports, B, and D provide users with both right & left
channels individually. Users please refer to the following
note for specific port function definition.
A: Center & Woofer
D: Front Out
B: Back Surround
E: Mic_in Rear
C: Line-in
-
The above port definition can be changed to audio input or
audio output by changing the driver utility setting.
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Connecting Case Components
After you have installed the motherboard into a case, you can begin connecting the
motherboard components. Refer to the following:
1
Connect the CPU cooling fan cable to CPU_FAN.
2
Connect the standard power supply connector to ATX_POWER.
3
Connect the power cooling fan connector to PWR_FAN.
4
Connect the case switches and indicator LEDs to the F_PANEL.
5
Connect the system cooling fan connector to SYS_FAN.
6
Connect the auxiliary case power supply connector to ATX12V.
Connecting 24-pin power cable
The ATX_POWER 24-pin connector allows you to connect to ATX v2.x
power supply.
With ATX v2.x power supply, users please note
that when installing 24-pin power cable, the
latches of power cable and the ATX_POWER
match perfectly.
24-pin power cable
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Connecting 8/4-pin power cable
Users please note that the 8-pin and 4-pin power cables can both be connected to the ATX12V connector.
When installing 8-pin power cable, the latches
of power cable and the ATX12V match perfectly.
8-pin power cable
When installing 4-pin power cable, the latch
falls on the left side of the ATX12V
connector.
4-pin power cable
CPU_FAN: FAN Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
Function
Signal Name
GND
+12V
System Ground
Power +12V
Sense
Sensor
PWM
CPU FAN control
Users please note that the fan connector supports the CPU cooling
fan of 1.1A~2.2A (26.4W max.) at +12V.
SYS_FAN: FAN Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
Signal Name
GND
+12V
Sense
Function
Ground
+12V Power
Sensor
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ATX_POWER: ATX 24-pin Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Signal Name
Pin
+3.3V
Ground
+5V
Ground
+5V
Ground
PWRGD
+5VSB
10
11
+12V
12
Signal Name
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
+3.3V
+3.3V
-12V
COM
PS_ON
COM
COM
COM
-5V
+5V
+5V
+12V
22
23
+3.3V
24
COM
+5V
PWR_FAN: FAN Power Connectors
Pin
1
2
3
Signal Name
Function
System Ground
Power +12V
Sensor
GND
+12V
Sense
ATX12V: ATX 12V Power Connector
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
1
2
3
4
Ground
5
6
7
8
Ground
Ground
Ground
Signal Name
+12V
+12V
+12V
+12V
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Front Panel Header
The front panel header (F_PANEL) provides a standard set of switch and LED
headers commonly found on ATX or Micro ATX cases. Refer to the table below for
information:
Pin
Signal
Function
Pin
Signal
Function
1
HD_LED_P Hard disk LED (+) 2
3
HD_LED_N Hard disk LED (-)
4
FP PWR/SLP *MSG LED (-)
5
RST_SW_N Reset Switch (-)
6
PWR_SW_P Power Switch (+)
7
RST_SW_P
Reset Switch (+)
8
PWR_SW_N Power Switch (-)
9
RSVD
Reserved
10
Key
FP PWR/SLP *MSG LED (+)
No pin
* MSG LED (dual color or single color)
Hard Drive Activity LED
Connecting pins 1 and 3 to a front panel mounted LED provides visual indication
that data is being read from or written to the hard drive. For the LED to function
properly, an IDE drive should be connected to the onboard IDE interface. The LED
will also show activity for devices connected to the SCSI (hard drive activity LED)
connector.
Power/Sleep/Message waiting LED
Connecting pins 2 and 4 to a single or dual-color, front panel mounted LED provides
power on/off, sleep, and message waiting indication.
Reset Switch
Supporting the reset function requires connecting pin 5 and 7 to a momentarycontact switch that is normally open. When the switch is closed, the board resets and
runs POST.
Power Switch
Supporting the power on/off function requires connecting pins 6 and 8 to a momentary-contact switch that is normally open. The switch should maintain contact for at
least 50 ms to signal the power supply to switch on or off. The time requirement is
due to internal de-bounce circuitry. After receiving a power on/off signal, at least two
seconds elapses before the power supply recognizes another on/off signal.
This concludes Chapter 2. The next chapter covers the BIOS.
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Chapter 3
Using BIOS
About the Setup Utility
The computer uses the latest “American Megatrends Inc. ” BIOS with support for
Windows Plug and Play. The CMOS chip on the motherboard contains the ROM
setup instructions for configuring the motherboard BIOS.
The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) Setup Utility displays the system’s
configuration status and provides you with options to set system parameters. The
parameters are stored in battery-backed-up CMOS RAM that saves this information
when the power is turned off. When the system is turned back on, the system is
configured with the values you stored in CMOS.
The BIOS Setup Utility enables you to configure:
•
Hard drives, diskette drives and peripherals
•
Video display type and display options
•
Password protection from unauthorized use
•
Power Management features
The settings made in the Setup Utility affect how the computer performs. Before
using the Setup Utility, ensure that you understand the Setup Utility options.
This chapter provides explanations for Setup Utility options.
The Standard Configuration
A standard configuration has already been set in the Setup Utility. However, we
recommend that you read this chapter in case you need to make any changes in the
future.
This Setup Utility should be used:
•
when changing the system configuration
•
when a configuration error is detected and you are prompted to make
changes to the Setup Utility
•
when trying to resolve IRQ conflicts
•
when making changes to the Power Management configuration
•
when changing the password or making other changes to the Security
Setup
Entering the Setup Utility
When you power on the system, BIOS enters the Power-On Self Test (POST)
routines. POST is a series of built-in diagnostics performed by the BIOS. After the
POST routines are completed, the following message appears:
Press DEL to enter SETUP
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Press the delete key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.
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f Standard CMOS Setup
f Advanced Setup
f Advanced Chipset Setup
f Integrated Peripherals
f Power Management Setup
f PCI/PnP Setup
f PC Health Status
f M.I.B.II (MB Intelligent BIOS)
Load Default Settings
f Supervisor Password
f User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save
F1:General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
v02.62 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc.
Resetting the Default CMOS Values
When powering on for the first time, the POST screen may show a “CMOS
Settings Wrong” message. This standard message will appear following a clear
CMOS data at factory by the manufacturer. You simply need to Load Default
Settings to reset the default CMOS values.
Note: Changes to system hardware such as different CPU, memories, etc. may also
trigger this message.
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Using BIOS
When you start the Setup Utility, the main menu appears. The main menu of the
Setup Utility displays a list of the options that are available. A highlight indicates
which option is currently selected. Use the cursor arrow keys to move the highlight
to other options. When an option is highlighted, execute the option by pressing
<Enter>.
Some options lead to pop-up dialog boxes that prompt you to verify that you wish to
execute that option. Other options lead to dialog boxes that prompt you for information.
Some options (marked with a triangle f) lead to sub menus that enable you to change
the values for the option. Use the cursor arrow keys to scroll through the items in the
sub menu.
In this manual, default values are enclosed in parenthesis. Sub menu items are denoted
by a triangle f .
The default BIOS setting for this motherboard applies for most conditions
with optimum performance. It is not suggested to change the default values
in the BIOS setup and the manufacture takes no responsibility to any damage caused by changing the BIOS settings.
BIOS Navigation Keys
The BIOS navigation keys are listed below:
KEY
ESC
mnlk
FUNCTION
Exits the current menu
Scrolls through the items on a menu
+/-/
Modifies the selected field’s values
Enter
Select
F9
Loads an optimized setting for better performance
F10
Saves the current configuration and exits setup
F1
Displays a screen that describes all key functions
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For the purpose of better product maintenance, the manufacture reserves
the right to change the BIOS items presented in this manual. The BIOS setup
screens shown in this chapter are for reference only and may differ from the
actual BIOS. Please visit the manufacture’s website for updated manual.
Standard CMOS Setup
This option displays basic information about your system.
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Standard CMOS Setup
Date
Time
Wed 06/24/2009
00:00:58
f IDE Master
f IDE Slave
f SATA 1
f SATA 2
f SATA 3
f SATA 4
f SATA 5
f SATA 6
Not Detected
Not Detected
Not Detected
Not Detected
Not Detected
Not Detected
Not Detected
Not Detected
IDE BusMaster
Help Item
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Date.
Enabled
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
Date & Time
The Date and Time items show the current date and time on the computer. If you are
running a Windows OS, these items are automatically updated whenever you make
changes to the Windows Date and Time Properties utility.
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fIDE Master/Slave, SATA1~6
Your computer has one IDE channel which can be installed with one or two devices
(Master and Slave). In addition, this motherboard supports six SATA channels and
each channel allows one SATA device to be installed. Use these items to configure
each device on the IDE channel.
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IDE Master
Help Item
IDE Master
Device :
Not Detected
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
S.M.A.R.T.
32Bit Data Transfer
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enabled
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
Type (Auto)
Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify. If the feature
is enabled, it will enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data
during each transfer.
LBA/Large Mode (Auto)
Use this item to set the LBA/Large mode to enhance hard disk performance by
optimizing the area the hard disk is visited each time.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) (Auto)
If the feature is enabled, it will enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing
more data during each transfer.
PIO Mode (Auto)
Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by optimizing
the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode (Auto)
DMA capability allows users to improve the transfer-speed and data-integrity for
compatible IDE devices.
S.M.A.R.T. (Auto)
The S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) system is a
diagnostics technology that monitors and predicts device performance. S.M.A.R.T.
software resides on both the disk drive and the host computer.
32Bit Data Transfer (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable 32Bit Data Transfer.
Press <Esc> to return to the Standard CMOS Setup page.
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IDE BusMaster (Enabled)
This item enables or disables the DMA under DOS mode. We recommend you to leave
this item at the default value.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
Advanced Setup
This page sets up more advanced information about your system. Handle this page
with caution. Any changes can affect the operation of your computer.
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Advanced Setup
Help Item
AMD C&Q
Enhanced Halt (C1E)
Quick Power on Self Test
Boot Up Numlock Status
APIC Mode
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
Boot Other Device
ECS eJIFFY Function
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
On
Enabled
Hard Drive
CD/DVD
Removable Dev.
Yes
Disabled
Enable/disable the
generation of ACPI
_PPC, _PSS, _ and _PCI
objects.
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
AMD C&Q (Enabled)
This item helps the system to lower the frequency when CPU idles. When the
frequency decreases, the temperature will drop automatically as well.
Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Disabled)
This item enables or disables enhanced halt.
Quick Power on Self Test (Enabled)
Enable this item to shorten the power on testing (POST) and have your system start
up faster. You might like to enable this item after you are confident that your system
hardware is operating smoothly.
Boot Up Numlock Status (On)
This item defines if the keyboard Num Lock key is active when your system is
started.
APIC Mode (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller) mode. APIC provides symmetric multi-processing (SMP) for systems, allowing support for up to 60 processors.
1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device (Hard Drive/CD/DVD/Removable Dev.)
Use this item to determine the device order the computer used to look for an
operating system to load at start-up time. The devices showed here will be different
depending on the exact devices installed on your motherboard.
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Boot Other Device (Yes)
When enabled, the system searches all other possible locations for an operating
system if it fails to find one in the devices specified under the First, Second and Third
boot devices.
ECS eJIFFY Function (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the ECS eJIFFY Function.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Advanced Chipset Setup
This page sets up more advanced information about your system. Handle this page
with caution. Any changes can affect the operation of your computer.
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Advanced Chipset Setup
Internal Graphics Mode
GFX Clock Override
Share Memory Size
Init Display First
HDMI Audio
DCT Unganged Mode
UMA
Disabled
Auto
PCI
Enabled
Always
mnlk: Move
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value
F10: Save
F9: Optimized Defaults
Help Item
Options
Disabled
UMA
ESC: Exit
Internal Graphics Mode (UMA)
Use this item to choose the onboard VGA mode. You can select [Disabled] to disable
the onboard VGA, [UMA] to use the system memory.
Warning: If Disabled Internal Graphics Mode, please Loading default to
Enable it.
GFX Clock Override (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable GFX Clock Override.
Share Memory Size (Auto)
This item lets you allocate a portion of the main memory for the onboard VGA
display application.
Init Display First (PCI)
Use this item to select which graphics controller to use as the primary boot devices.
HDMI Audio (Enabled)
This item is used to enable or disable the NB HDMI audio support.
DCT Unganged Mode (Always)
This item is used to select the DCT mode (DRAM Controller mode).
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Integrated Peripherals
This page sets up some parameters for peripheral devices connected to the system.
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Integrated Peripherals
Onboard IDE Controller
SATA Configuration
Onboard SATA Mode
Onboard AUDIO Function
Onboard LAN Function
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Onboard 1394 Function
USB Functions
Legacy USB Support
Onboard JMB362
mnlk
Enabled
IDE
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
AHCI Mode
: Move Enter : Select
F1:General Help
Help Item
DISABLED: disables the
integrated IDE
Controller.
Enabled: enables both
Controllers.
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Optimized Defaults
Onboard IDE Controller (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard IDE interface.
SATA Configuration (IDE)
Use this item to show the Serial ATA Configuration options: Disabled, Compatible,
Enhanced.
Onboard SATA Mode (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard SATA mode.
Onboard AUDIO Function (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard Audio function.
Onboard LAN Function (Enabled)
Use these items to enable or disable the onboard LAN function.
Onboard LAN Boot ROM (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the booting from the onboard LAN or a network
add-in card with a remote boot ROM installed.
Onboard 1394 Function (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard 1394 function.
USB Functions (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the USB function.
Legacy USB Support (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to Auto
allows the system to detect the presence of USB device at startup. If detected, the
USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB
support is disabled.
Onboard JMB362 (AHCI Mode)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard JMB362 mode.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Power Management Setup
This page sets up some parameters for system power management operation.
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Power Management Setup
Help Item
ACPI Suspend Type
PWRON After PWR-Fail
Resume By PCI/PCI-E/Lan PME
Resume By USB (S3)
Resume on RTC Alarm
mnlk
S3
Power Off
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
: Move Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value
F10: Save
F9: Optimized Defaults
Select the ACPI
state used for
System Suspend.
ESC: Exit
ACPI Suspend Type (S3)
Use this item to define how your system suspends. In the default, S3, the suspend
mode is a suspend to RAM, i.e, the system shuts down with the exception of a refresh
current to the system memory.
PWRON After PWR-Fail (Power Off)
This item enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its operating
status.
Resume By PCI/PCI-E/Lan PME (Disabled)
The system can be turned off with a software command. If you enable this item, the
system can automatically resume if there is an incoming call on the PCI Modem or
PCI LAN card. You must use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature. Use
this item to do wake-up action if inserting the PCI card.
Resume By USB (S3) (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the USB device wakeup function from S3
mode.
Resume on RTC Alarm (Disabled)
The system can be turned off with a software command. If you enable this item, the
system can automatically resume at a fixed time based on the system’s RTC (realtime
clock). Use the items below this one to set the date and time of the wake-up alarm.
You must use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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PCI / PnP Setup
This page sets up some parameters for devices installed on the PCI bus and those
utilizing the system plug and play capability.
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PCI / PnP Setup
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Yes
Help Item
Options
Yes: Assigns IRQ to PCI
VGA card if card requests
IRQ.
No: Does not assign IRQ
to PCI VGA card even if
card requests an IRQ.
mnlk: Move
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Optimized Defaults
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA (Yes)
If this item is enabled, an IRQ will be assigned to the PCI VGA graphics system. You
set this value to No to free up an IRQ.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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PC Health Status
On motherboards support hardware monitoring, this item lets you monitor the
parameters for critical voltages, temperatures and fan speeds.
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PC Health Status
-=- System Hardware Monitor-=-
Smart Fan Function
f
Shutdown Temperature (CPU)
Shutdown Temperature (NB)
CPU Temperature
NB Temperature
System Temperature
Press Enter
Disabled
: 85°C/185°F
: 40°C/104°F
: 56°C/132°F
: 33°C/91°F
CPU Fan Speed
PWR Fan Speed
System FAN Speed
: 2606 RPM
: N/A
: N/A
CPU Vcore
Vcc NB
Vcc SB
VDIMM
VBAT
:
:
:
:
:
Help Item
1.344 V
1.088 V
1.200 V
1.600 V
2.928 V
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
f Smart Fan Function
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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Smart Fan Function
Help Item
SMART Fan Control
Smart Fan Mode
SMART Fan start PWM value
SMART Fan start TEMP. (°C)
DeltaT1
SMART Fan Slope PWM value
CPU FAN Full Limit Temp
PWR Fan Control
Enabled
Normal
28
27
+3
3 PWM value/°C
System Fan Control
Normal
Quiet
Silent
Manual
mnlk
Options
: Move Enter : Select
F1:General Help
Normal: auto adjusts
depending on the CPU
temperature.
Quiet: auto minimizes
fan speed for quiet
environment operation.
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Optimized Defaults
SMART Fan Control (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the control of the system fan speed by
changing the fan voltage.
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SMART Fan Mode (Normal)
This item allows you to select the fan mode (Normal, Quiet, Silent, or Manual) for a
better operation environment. If you choose Normal mode, the fan speed will be
auto adjusted depending on the CPU temperature. If you choose Quite mode, the fan
speed will be auto minimized for quiet environment. If you choose Silent mode, the
fan speed will be auto restricted to make system more quietly. If you choose Manual
mode, the fan speed will be adjust depending on users’ parameters.
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Smart Fan Function
Help Item
SMART Fan Control
Smart Fan Mode
SMART Fan start PWM value
SMART Fan start TEMP. (°C)
DeltaT1
SMART Fan Slope PWM value
CPU FAN Full Limit Temp
PWR Fan Control
Enabled
Quiet
20
52
+3
8 PWM value/°C
65° C
Disabled
System Fan Control
Disabled
mnlk
: Move Enter : Select
F1:General Help
Options
Normal: auto adjusts
depending on the CPU
temperature.
Quiet: auto minimizes
fan speed for quiet
environment operation.
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Optimized Defaults
Press <Esc> to return to the Smart Fan Fuction page.
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Smart Fan Function
Help Item
SMART Fan Control
Smart Fan Mode
SMART Fan start PWM value
SMART Fan start TEMP. (°C)
DeltaT1
SMART Fan Slope PWM value
CPU FAN Full Limit Temp
PWR Fan Control
Enabled
Silent
5
60
+3
14 PWM value/°C
68° C
Disabled
System Fan Control
Disabled
mnlk
: Move Enter : Select
F1:General Help
Options
Normal: auto adjusts
depending on the CPU
temperature.
Quiet: auto minimizes
fan speed for quiet
environment operation.
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Optimized Defaults
Press <Esc> to return to the Smart Fan Fuction page.
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Smart Fan Function
Help Item
SMART Fan Control
Smart Fan Mode
SMART Fan start PWM value
SMART Fan start TEMP. (°C)
DeltaT1
SMART Fan Slope PWM value
CPU FAN Full Limit Temp
PWR Fan Control
Enabled
Manual
5
60
+3
14 PWM value/°C
68° C
Disabled
System Fan Control
Disabled
mnlk
: Move Enter : Select
F1:General Help
Options
Normal: auto adjusts
depending on the CPU
temperature.
Quiet: auto minimizes
fan speed for quiet
environment operation.
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Optimized Defaults
Press <Esc> to return to the Smart Fan Fuction page.
SMART Fan start PWM value (°C) (28)
This item is used to set the start PWM value of the smart fan.
SMART Fan start TEMP. (°C) (27)
This item is used to set the start temperature of the smart fan.
DeltaT1 (+3)
This item specifies the range that controls CPU temperature and keeps it from going
so high or so low when smart fan works.
SMART Fan Slope PWM value (3 PWM value/°C)
This item is used to set the Slope Select PWM of the smart fan.
CPU FAN Full Limit Temp (65°C)
This item is used to set the limit temperature of the smart fan.
PWR Fan Control (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the control of the power fan.
System Fan Control (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the control of the system fan speed by
changing the fan voltage.
Press <Esc> to return to the PC Health Status page.
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Shutdown Temperature (CPU) (Disabled)
Enable you to set the maximum CPU temperature the system can reach before
powering down.
Shutdown Temperature (NB) (Disabled)
Enable you to set the maximum NB temperature the system can reach before powering down.
System Component Characteristics
These items display the monitoring of the overall inboard hardware health events,
such as System & CPU temperature, CPU & DIMM voltage, CPU & system fan
speed,...etc.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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CPU Temperature
NB Temperature
System Temperature
CPU Fan Speed
PWR Fan Speed
System FAN Speed
CPU Vcore
Vcc NB
Vcc SB
VDIMM
VBAT
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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M.I.B. II(MB Intelligent BIOS)
This page enables you to set the clock speed and system bus for your system. The
clock speed and system bus are determined by the kind of processor you have installed in your system.
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M.I.B.II (MB Intelligent BIOS)
f
Memory Configuration
HT Frequency
CPU/HT Reference Clock (MHz)
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk
Spread Spectrum
CPU Voltage
DIMM Voltage
NB Voltage
SB Voltage
Press Enter
Auto
200
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
+50mV
1.20 v
Help Item
AMD Athlon (tm) II x2 250 Processor
Speed : 3000MHz, NB Clk: 2000MHz
Current CPU Frequency
3000MHz
Current CPU Voltage
1.3250v
Current NB Frequency
2000MHz
DIMM Voltage Default
1.60v
NB Voltage Default
1.15v
SB Voltage Default
1.20v
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value
F10: Save
F9: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
f Memory Configuration
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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Memory Configuration
Help Item
Memory Configuration
DRAM Frequency
DRAM Timing Mode
Bank Interleaving
Channel Interleaving
Memory CLK
CAS Latency (Tcl)
RAS/CAS Delay (Trcd)
Row Precharge Time (Trp)
Min Active RAS (Tras)
RAS/RAS Delay (Trrd)
Row Cycle (Trc)
mnlk: Move
Auto
Auto
Auto
XOR of Address bits
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Options
Auto
Limit
Manual
533 MHz, N/A
8 CLK , N/A
8 CLK , N/A
8 CLK , N/A
20 CLK, N/A
4 CLK, N/A
27 CLK, N/A
Enter : Select
F1: General help
+/-/: Value F10: Save ECS: Exit
F9: Optimized Defaults
DRAM Frequency (Auto)
This item enables users to adjust the DRAM frequency. The default setting is auto and
we recommend users leave the setting unchanged. Modify it at will may cause the
system to be unstable.
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DRAM Timing Mode (Auto)
This item enables you to specify the DRAM timing mode to be configured automatically or manually.
Bank Interleaving (Auto)
This item is used to set the bank interleaving.
Channel Interleaving (XOR of Address bits)
This item is used to set the channel interleaving.
Memory CLK (533 MHz, N/A)
This item is used to set the memory clock mode.
CAS Latency (Tcl) (8 CLK , N/A)
This item controls the timing delay (inclockcycles) before the DRAM starts a read
command after receiving it.
RAS/CAS Delay (Trcd) (8 CLK, N/A)
This is the amount of time a CAS is performed after a RAS. The lower the better, but
some DRAM does not support low figures.
Row Precharge Time (Trp) (8 CLK, N/A)
This item specifies the Row precharge to Active or Auto-Refresh of the same bank.
Min Active RAS (Tras) (20 CLK, N/A)
This item determins the time RAS takes to read from and write to a memory cell.
RAS/RAS Delay (Trrd) (4 CLK, N/A)
This item specifies the active-to-active delay of different banks.
Row Cycle (Trc) (27 CLK, N/A)
Use this item to specify the Row Cycle Time.
Press <Esc> to return to the M.I.B. (MB Intelligent Bios) page.
HT Frequency (Auto)
When this item is enabled, BIOS will disable the clock signal of free DIMM/PCI slots.
CPU/HT Reference Clock (MHz) (200)
Use this item to set the CPU/HT Reference Clock through clock gen.
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk (Enabled)
When this item is enabled, BIOS will disable the clock signal of free DIMM/PCI slots.
Spread Spectrum (Enabled)
If you enable spread spectrum, it can significantly reduce the EMI (Electro-Magnetic
Interference) generated by the system.
CPU Voltage (Disabled)
This item allows users to adjust the CPU voltage.
DIMM Voltage (Disabled)
This item allows users to adjust the DIMM voltage.
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NB Voltage (+50mV)
This item allows users to adjust the Northbridge voltage.
SB Voltage (1.20V)
This item allows users to adjust the Southbridge voltage.
AMD Athlon (tm) II x2 250 Processor
This is display-only field and displays the information of the CPU installed in your
computer.
NB CLK (2000 MHz)
This item shows the frequency of Northbridge clock.
Current CPU Frequency (3000 MHz)
This item indicates the current CPU frequency. Users can not make any change
tothis item. Please noted that the frequency will be varied with different CPU.
Current CPU Voltage (1.3250v)
This item indicates the current CPU voltage.
Current NB Frequency (2000 MHz)
This item indicates the current NB frequency.
DIMM Voltage Default (1.60v)
This item indicates the DIMM voltage default value.
NB Voltage Default (1.15v)
This item indicates the NB voltage default value.
SB Voltage Default (1.20v)
This item indicates the SB voltage default value.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Load Default Settings
This option opens a dialog box to ask if you are sure to install optimized defaults
or not. You select [OK], and then press <Enter>, the Setup Utility loads all default
values; or select [Cancel], and then press <Enter>, the Setup Utility does not load
default values.
Supervisor Password
This page helps you install or change a password.
CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
Supervisor Password
Supervisor Password
:
Change Supervisor Password
Not Installed
Help Item
Press Enter
Install or Change the
password.
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
Supervisor Password (Not Installed)
This item indicates whether a supervisor password has been set. If the password has
been installed, Installed displays. If not, Not Installed displays.
Change Supervisor Password (Press Enter)
You can select this option and press <Enter> to access the sub menu. You can use the
sub menu to change the supervisor password.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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User Password
This page helps you install or change a password.
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User Password
User Password
: Not Installed
Help Item
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
User Password (Not Installed)
This item indicates whether a user password has been set. If the password has been
installed, Installed displays. If not, Not Installed displays.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
Save & Exit Setup
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have made in the
Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Save and Exit dialog box appears,
select [OK] to save and exit, or select [Cancel] to return to the main menu.
Exit Without Saving
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to discard any changes that you have made in
the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Exit Without Saving dialog
box appears, select [OK] to discard changes and exit, or select [Cancel] to return to
the main menu.
If you have made settings that you do not want to save, use the “Exit Without
Saving” item and select [OK] to discard any changes you have made.
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Updating the BIOS
You can download and install updated BIOS for this motherboard from the
manufacturer’s Web site. New BIOS provides support for new peripherals, improvements in performance, or fixes for known bugs. Install new BIOS as follows:
1
If your motherboard has a BIOS protection jumper, change the setting to
allow BIOS flashing.
2
If your motherboard has an item called Firmware Write Protect in Advanced BIOS features, disable it. (Firmware Write Protect prevents
BIOS from being overwritten.)
3
Create a bootable system disk. (Refer to Windows online help for
information on creating a bootable system disk.)
4
Download the Flash Utility and new BIOS file from the manufacturer’s
Web site. Copy these files to the bootable device.
5
Turn off your computer and insert the bootable device in your computer. (You might need to run the Setup Utility and change the boot
priority items on the Advanced BIOS Features Setup page, to force
your computer to boot from the bootable device first.)
6
At the C:\ or A:\ prompt, type the Flash Utility program name and the file
name of the new bios and then press <Enter>. Example: afudos
780D725.ROM /b /p /n /c /x
7
When the installation is complete, remove the bootable device from the
computer and restart your computer. If your motherboard has a Flash
BIOS jumper, reset the jumper to protect the newly installed BIOS from
being overwritten. The computer will restart automatically.
This concludes Chapter 3. Refer to the next chapter for information on the software
supplied with the motherboard.
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Chapter 4
Using the Motherboard Software
About the Software CD-ROM
The support software CD-ROM that is included in the motherboard package contains
all the drivers and utility programs needed to properly run the bundled products.
Below you can find a brief description of each software program, and the location for
your motherboard version. More information on some programs is available in a
README file, located in the same directory as the software. Before installing any
software, always inspect the folder for files named README.TXT, INSTALL.TXT,
or something similar. These files may contain important information that is not
included in this manual.
1. Never try to install all software from folder that is not specified for use
with your motherboard.
2. The notice of Intel HD Audio Installation (optional): The Intel High
Definition audio functionality unexpectedly quits working in Windows
Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
Users need to download and install the update packages from the Microsoft
Download Center “before” installing HD audio driver bundled in the
driver CD. Please log on to http://support.microsoft.com/
default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;901105# appliesto for more information.
Auto-installing under Windows XP/Vista
The Auto-install CD-ROM makes it easy for you to install the drivers and software
for your motherboard.
If the Auto-install CD-ROM does not work on your system, you can still
install drivers through the file manager for your OS (for example, Windows Explorer). Refer to the Utility Folder Installation Notes later in this
chapter.
The support software CD-ROM disc loads automatically under Windows XP/Vista.
When you insert the CD-ROM disc in the CD-ROM drive, the autorun feature will
automatically bring up the install screen. The screen has three buttons on it, Setup,
Browse CD and Exit.
If the opening screen does not appear; double-click the file “setup.exe”
in the root directory.
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Setup Tab
Setup
Click the Setup button to run the software installation program.
Browse CD The Browse CD button is the standard Windows command that
allows you to open Windows Explorer and show the contents of
the support CD.
Before installing the software from Windows Explorer, look for a
file named README.TXT, INSTALL.TXT or something similar.
This file may contain important information to help you install
the software correctly.
Some software is installed in separate folders for different operating systems.
In installing the software, execute a file named SETUP.EXE or
INSTALL.EXE by double-clicking the file and then following the
instructions on the screen.
Exit
The EXIT button closes the Auto Setup window.
Application Tab
Lists the software utilities that are available on the CD.
Read Me Tab
Displays the path for all software and drivers available on the CD.
Running Setup
Follow these instructions to install device drivers and software for the motherboard:
1.
Click Setup. The installation program begins:
The following screens are examples only. The screens and driver lists
will be different according to the motherboard you are installing.
The motherboard identification is located in the upper left-hand corner.
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2.
Click Next. The following screen appears:
3.
Check the box next to the items you want to install. The default options are recom
mended.
4.
Click Next run the Installation Wizard. An item installation screen appears:
5.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install the items.
1. Drivers and software are automatically installed in sequence. Follow
the onscreen instructions, confirm commands and allow the computer to
restart a few times to complete the installation.
2. During the Windows Vista Driver Auto Setup Procedure, users should
use one of the following two methods to install the driver after the
system restart.
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Method 1. Run Reboot Setup
Windows Vista will block startup programs by default when installing drivers after the
system restart. You must select taskbar icon Run Blocked Program and run Reboot
Setup to install the next driver, until you finish all drivers installation.
Method 2. Disable UAC (User Account Control)
* For administrator account only. Standard user account can only use Method 1.
Disable Vista UAC function before installing drivers, then use CD driver to install
drivers, it will continue to install drivers after system restart without running blocked
programs.
Follow these instructions to Disable Vista UAC function:
1.
Go to Control Panel.
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2.
Select Classic View.
3.
Set User Account.
4.
Select Turn User Account Control on or off and press Continue.
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5. Disable User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer item and
press OK, then press Restart Now. Then you can restart your computer and continue to install
drivers without running blocked programs.
Manual Installation
Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive and locate the PATH.DOC file in the root
directory. This file contains the information needed to locate the drivers for your
motherboard.
Look for the chipset and motherboard model; then browse to the directory and path
to begin installing the drivers. Most drivers have a setup program (SETUP.EXE) that
automatically detects your operating system before installation. Other drivers have
the setup program located in the operating system subfolder.
If the driver you want to install does not have a setup program, browse to the
operating system subfolder and locate the readme text file (README.TXT or
README.DOC) for information on installing the driver or software for your operating system.
Utility Software Reference
All the utility software available from this page is Windows compliant. They are
provided only for the convenience of the customer. The following software is furnished under license and may only be used or copied in accordance with the terms of
the license.
1 . These software(s) are subject to change at anytime without prior no tice.
Please refer to the support CD for available software.
2 . Please go to ECS website to download AMD Cool “n” QuietTM technology.
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HDMI Audio setting SOP
OS: XP system
1. Control Panel-->Sound and Audio Device Properties
2. a. Audio--> Sound playback--> Default device--> HD Auido Output
b. Audio--> Sound playback--> Default device--> HDMI Auido Output
3. a. User Playback Audio speaker function working
b. User Playback HDMI speaker function working
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OS: Vista system
Control Panel--> Soundback--> Sound--> Digital Output Device
(HDMI) --> Set Default
1. Volume --> Playback
2. Digital Output Device (HDMI) --> Set Default --> OK
User HDMI Playback function working
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3. Speaker --> Set Default --> OK
User Speaker Palyback function working
4. SPDIF-Out --> Set Default --> OK
User SPDIF-Out Playback function working
This concludes chapter 4.
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Chapter 5
Hybrid Graphics® Technology Support
Hybrid Graphics® Technology
The Hybrid Graphics® technology provides significant display performance boost
to AMD-based systems by inserting the external PCI Express graphics card and
enabling both the discrete GPU and the AMD785G graphics core to render
simultaneously in Hybrid CrossFireTM mode.
Follow the steps below to start the Hybrid Graphics® technology.
1.Insert a graphics card (which can be used for Hybrid Graphics® technology, such as
HD3400 series) into the PCIEX16 slot.
Make sure that the card is properly seated on the slot.
* For reference only
2. For Hybrid Graphics®, if display by PCI-Express, you must enter the BIOS, set the
Surround View in Advanced Chipset Setup to PCI Express. Then press F10 to save
the configuration and exit the BIOS. After entering OS, enter Catalyst Control Center
to enable Hybrid CrossFireTM.
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SurroundViewTM provides the power and convenience of multiadapter,
multimonitor support for computers that use a PCI-Express based
graphics card in conjunction with ATI integrated graphic processors.
And there are two options: Disabled and PCI Express.
If SurroundView TM set to Disabled, and Init Display First set to
OnBoard, SurroundViewTM will be Enabled by Catalyst Control Center
based on cancel the Enable CrossFireTM option.
While if display by OnBoard, you must enter the BIOS, set the Init Display First in
Advanced Chipset Setup to OnBoard. Then press F10 to save the configuration and
exit the BIOS. After entering OS, enter Catalyst Control Center to enable CrossFireTM.
3. Click with your right mouse button on My Computer, then click the option
Manage and choose the Device Manager, finally, click the Display Adapters. The
following screen appears. Be sure that the external ATI graphics (ATI Radeon HD
3400 Grapics) and Onboard graphics (Radeon HD 4200) are both displaying in the
Display adapters.
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4. Enter Catalyst Control Center, you can see the option of CrossFireTM, click it and
select Enable CrossFireTM, then Hybrid Graphics® starts.
To disable Hybrid Graphics®, please make sure to cancel Enable CrossFireTM
in Catalyst Control Center firstly.
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Chapter 6
Setting Up AMD SB710 RAID Configuration
Setting Up a bootable RAID Array
This section explains how to configure a bootable AMD RAID array.
Setting Up the BIOS
1
Start your computer, then press Delete to enter the BIOS setup.
The BIOS CMOS Setup Utility screen appears.
Figure 1.1
2
BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Main Screen
Use the arrow keys to select Integrated Peripherals (see Figure 1.1), then
press Enter.
The Integrated Peripherals screen (or a screen similar to it) appears.
3
Figure 1.2
Integrated Peripherals Screen
Use the arrow keys to select the SATA Configuration (see Figure 1.2) and
globally set SATA Configuration to RAID.
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4
Press F10 to save the configuration and exit.
The PC reboots.
5
Enter the RAID BIOS Setup by pressing Ctrl-F when prompted, and proceed
to set up the AMD RAID BIOS as described in the next section.
Configuring the AMD RAID BIOS
The AMD RAID BIOS set up lets you choose the RAID type and which hard drives
you want to make part of the array.
Entering the RAID BIOS Setup:
1
Wait until you see the RAID software prompting you to press Ctrl-F.
The RAID prompt appears as part of the system POST and boot process
prior to loading of the OS. You have a few seconds to press Ctrl-F before the
screen disappears.
2
Press Ctrl-F.
The Main Menu screen appears (Figure 1.3).
Figure 1.3
Main Menu
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3
Select [2], then select LD 1 in the following page.
The Define LD Menu screen appears (Figure 1.4).
Figure 1.4
Define LD Menu
Using the Define a New Array Screen
If necessary, press the tab key to move from field to field until the appropriate field
is highlighted.
•
Selecting the RAID Mode
By default, this is set to Mirroring. To change to a different RAID mode,
press the spacebar until the mode that you want appears in the RAID Mode
box—RAID0/1/10/JBOD.
Note: Not all RAID levels are supported on all platforms.
•
Selecting the Stripe Block Size
Stripe block size is given in kilobytes, and affects how data is arranged on the
disk. It is recommended to leave this value at the default Optimal, which is
64KB, but the values can be 64 KB and 128 KB. When choose RAID 1, the
Stripe block size is unchangable.
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Assigning the Disks
1. Select the Assignment to Y to designate a free disk to be used as a RAID array disk.
Figure 1.5 illustrates the Define a New Array screen after two disks have been
assigned as RAID 0 array disks.
Figure 1.5
FastBuild Utility—Array Disks Assigned
2. Press Ctrl-Y to save the configuration and exit.
The Define LD Menu screen appears (Figure 1.6).
Figure 1.6
Define LD Menu
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3.
Press ESC to exit.
The Main Menu screen appears (Figure 1.7).
Figure 1.7
4
Main Menu
Press Y to reboot.
The following screen appears (Figure 1.8).
Figure 1.8
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Installing the RAID Drivers
Your system may come with a Windows install CD that already includes AMD RAID
drivers. If so, then this section is not relevant.
If that is not the case (or you are trying to install a new version of Windows), then
you will need an AMD RAID driver F6 install floppy. Check to see if one came with
your system. If not, you can create one by downloading the appropriate driver
package and following the steps in this section.
1
Copy all files in "...\RAID\ATI\SB750\Floppy\Win3264" to a floppy disk.
2
After you complete the RAID BIOS setup, boot from the Windows CD.
The Windows Setup program starts.
Figure 1.9
3
Press F6 and wait a few moments for the Windows Setup screen to
appear.
Figure 1.10
4
Windows Setup—Specify Devices
Specify the AMD drivers.
a Insert the floppy that has the RAID driver, press S, then press Enter.
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The following Windows Setup screen appears:
Figure 1.11
Windows Setup—Selected SCSI Adapter
b Select “ATI AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x86 platform” and press
Enter for 32-bit OS or Select “ATI AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x64
platform” and press Enter for 64-bit OS.
The following Windows Setup screen appears listing both drivers:.
Figure 1.12 Windows Setup—AMD drives listed
5
Press Enter to continue with Windows XP Installation.
Be sure to leave the floppy disk inserted in the floppy drive until the blue
screen portion of Windows XP installation is completed, then take out the
floppy.
6
Follow the instructions on how to install Windows XP.
After Windows XP is completely installed, it is recommended that you
install the ForceWare software in order to access the FastBuild RAID Management tool.
Note:
Each time you add a new hard drive to a RAID array, the RAID driver
will have to be installed under Windows once for that hard drive. After
that, the driver will not have to be installed.
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Chapter 7
Setting Up eJIFFY
Introduction
eJIFFY is a fast boot program under Linux. Instead of waiting Windows O.S to start
execution, eJIFFY is ready to provide users the instant enjoyment on web browsing,
photo review and online chat just within several seconds after boot up.
Version: 1.0
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Installation and BIOS Setup
You need to finish the CD installation first before setting the BIOS.
1. Insert the eJIFFY CD in the CD-ROM drive. And follow the onscreen instructions
to finish the OS installation.
2. Enter My Computer to find the eJIFFY setup program.
3. Click the setup button to run the eJIFFY software installation program, restart
your computer after you finish.
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4. Press <DEL> or click the BIOS Setup button on the post screen to enter the BIOS
setup page after boot up.
5. And then enter the Advanced Setup page to enable the item ECS eJIFFY Function. Press F10 to save the configuration and exit. Restart your computer.
Note: 1. eJIFFY is available in SATA/IDE/AHCI mode. It does not support RAID
configuration and the onboard 34-pin floppy drives.
2. Please refer to ECS website for new eJIFFY application updates.
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Entering eJIFFY
The post screen appears within several seconds after boot up and it has three buttons
on it, Operating system, eJIFFY and BIOS Setup.
Click to enter the normal
OS you have installed
such as Windows.
Click to enter eJIFFY OS.
Click to set the BIOS.
If you click eJIFFY, the following screen will appear. And if you make no choice it
will enter the normal OS automatically after ten seconds.
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Feature Icons
The following illustration shows the main feature icons that eJIFFY provides on the
menu.
eWeb: Firefox for web browsing/webmail and watching flash video.
ePix: Photo viewing.
ePal: On-line chat tool to use the most popular IMs in the world. (MSN, ICQ ,
AIM, etc.)
Shows ePal on-line connection status.
Shut Down/Restart: Ends your session and turns off the computer./Ends
your session and restart the computer..
Click once to connect the storage disk to your computer. Click for the second
time to remove your storage disk safely. (please refer to the FAQ for more
usage information.)
Shows the network connection status.
Input Method Settings:
Click to change the default settings of language inputs. It is recommended to
use the default settings and do not change the language method in case any
inconvenience occurs with the changes.
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Usage FAQ
eWeb: Firefox for web browsing/webmail and watching flash video.
Q1: How to download files to hard disk through eWeb?
Click on the file link directly. Then select “Save File” in the pop-up window.
Note: 1. Before downloading files, please “mount” the storage devices to make
sure the device is connected with eJIFFY interface. (Please refer to the
usage FAQ to mount devices)
2. eWeb does not support Office Viewer/Reader/Writer format under eJIFFY
interface. Please enter the Operating System to open Office files.
3. eWeb supports to open video/audio files online in Flash player format.
Due to firefox limitation, the browser does not support files in Real player
or Media player formats.
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Q2: How to switch to different languages settings?
Step1.
Step2.
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Q3: How to save image file through eWeb?
1. Select the image you want to save and press the right key of your mouse to show
the menu, then click the option “ Save Image As” from the menu.
2. Then the “Save Image” window appears. You may rename the image file in the
“Name” column and save the file in a folder as the following picture shows.
Rename the image file.
Then select a
subdirectory
or click
“Create
Folder” to
create a new
folder.
Select a root
directory.
Click here to
save the image
file.
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ePix: Photo viewing.
Q1: How to find image files saved in hard disk through ePix?
Enter the ePix window, then click the icon “Folder” located in the upper left-hand
corner, then follow the path for the files you have saved to view the image files.
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Q2: How to use the fit function under slide show?
1. Click “Edit” and select “Preferences” option from the menu.
2. Click “Viewer” and choose “Keep previous zoom” in “After loading an image”.
Close the window and you can use the fit function under slide show now.
Note: ePix supports to view image files only. It cannot support Office Viewer or
other forms beside image files. Supported image types are: BMP, JPEG, GIF (including GIF animations), PNG, TIFF, ICO and XPM.
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Mount/Unmount Disk.
Q1: What does it mean for “Mount Disk”?
“Mount” means to connect the storage devices to eJIFFY interface.
After plugging the external device to the computer such as USB drives, a new disk
icon will appear as the following picture shows. Please click the “mount” prompt
on the icon. It will change to
to show the device is detected successfully.
Q2: What does it mean for “Unmount Disk”?
“Unmount” is to safely remove the storage devices.
To unplug the external storage devices such as USB drives, users need to clik the
“Unmount” prompt as the following picture shows, then the icon
will change
to
, you can remove the device now.
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Memo
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