Gigabyte GA-K8NE User manual

Gigabyte GA-K8NE User manual
GA-K8NE
AMD Socket 754 Processor Motherboard
User's Manual
Rev. 2004
12ME-K8NE-2004R
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Motherboard
GA-K8NE
Sep. 20, 2005
Motherboard
GA-K8NE
Sep. 20, 2005
Copyright
© 2005 GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
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Notice
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means without Gigabyte's prior written permission. Specifications and features are subject to
change without prior notice.
Product Manual Classification
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following:
„ For quick installation, please refer to the "Hardware Installation Guide" included with the
product.
„ For detailed product information and specifications, please carefully read the
"Product User Manual".
„ For detailed information related to Gigabyte's unique features, please go to "Technology
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For more product details, please click onto Gigabyte's website at www.gigabyte.com.tw
Table of Contents
GA-K8NE Motherboard Layout ...................................................................................... 6
Block Diagram ................................................................................................................ 7
Chapter 1 Hardware Installation .................................................................................... 9
1-1
1-2
1-3
Considerations Prior to Installation .................................................................... 9
Feature Summary .......................................................................................... 10
Installation of the CPU and Heatsink .............................................................. 12
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1-3-2
1-4
1-5
1-6
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Installation of the CPU ......................................................................................... 12
Installation of the Heatsink .................................................................................. 13
Installation of Memory .................................................................................... 13
Installation of Expansion Cards ...................................................................... 15
I/O Back Panel Introduction ........................................................................... 16
Connectors Introduction .................................................................................. 17
Chapter 2 BIOS Setup ................................................................................................ 27
The Main Menu (For example: BIOS Ver. : F1b) ...................................................... 28
2-1 Standard CMOS Features ............................................................................. 30
2-2 Advanced BIOS Features .............................................................................. 32
2-3 Integrated Peripherals ..................................................................................... 34
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-7
Power Management Setup ............................................................................. 37
PnP/PCI Configurations ................................................................................. 39
PC Health Status ........................................................................................... 40
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) ....................................................................... 43
2-8
2-9
2-10
2-11
Top Performance ............................................................................................. 44
Load Optimized Defaults ................................................................................. 44
Set Supervisor/User Password ..................................................................... 45
Save & Exit Setup ......................................................................................... 46
2-12
Exit Without Saving ....................................................................................... 46
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Chapter 3 Drivers Installation ...................................................................................... 47
3-1
3-2
Install Chipset Drivers .................................................................................... 47
Software Application ....................................................................................... 48
3-3
3-4
3-5
Software Information ....................................................................................... 48
Hardware Information ..................................................................................... 49
Contact Us ..................................................................................................... 49
Chapter 4 Appendix ................................................................................................... 51
4-1
Unique Software Utilities ................................................................................ 51
4-1-1
4-1-2
4-1-3
4-1-4
4-1-5
4-2
EasyTune 5 Introduction ..................................................................................... 52
Xpress Recovery Introduction ........................................................................... 53
Flash BIOS Method Introduction ........................................................................ 56
Serial ATA BIOS Setting Utility Introduction ...................................................... 65
2- / 4- / 6- / 8- Channel Audio Function Introduction ...................................... 71
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................... 75
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GA-K8NE Motherboard Layout
ATX_12V
MS/KB
SPDIF_I
COMA
LPT
SPDIF_O
ATX
Socket 754
IDE2 IDE1
LAN
AUDIO1
CPU_FAN
F_AUDIO
GA-K8NE
PCIE_1
DDR3
Marvell phy
AUDIO2
DDR1
DDR2
USB
USB
BIOS
PCIE_2
CODEC
nVIDIA ®
nForce TM 4(-4X)
PCIE_16
PCI1
CD_IN
SATAII3
COMB
FDD
CLR_CMOS
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F_USB3
CI
SATAII1
PWR_LED
PCI3
SATAII2
F_USB1
IT8712
BAT
F_USB2
PCI2
SATAII0
F_PANEL
SYS_FAN
Block Diagram
PCI-ECLK
(100MHz)
CPUCLK+/-(200MHz)
AMD K8
Socket 754
CPU
DDR 400(Note)/333/266/200MHz DIMM
DDR RAM
Hyper Transport Bus
PCI Express x 16
BIOS
RJ45
2 PCI Express x 1
PCI-ECLK
(100MHz)
x1
Marvell
phy
4 Serial ATA
nVIDIA®
nForce4(-4X)
ATA33/66/100/133
IDE Channels
x1
Floppy
LPC BUS
PCI Express x 1 Bus
LPT Port
IT8712
PCI Bus
COM Ports
PS/2 KB/Mouse
24MHz
CODEC
PCICLK
(33MHz)
(Note)
Surround Speaker Out
Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
MIC
Line-Out
Line-In
SPDIF In
SPDIF Out
3PCI
33MHz
10 USB
Ports
Because of CPU limitations, if you want to install DDR400 memory modules in your system, please
install either one double-sided or two single-sided DDR400 memory modules. The DDR400 speed
will drop down to DDR333 if you install two double-sided or three single-sided DDR400 memory
modules.
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Chapter 1 Hardware Installation
Considerations Prior to Installation
Preparing Your Computer
The motherboard contains numerous delicate electronic circuits and components which can
become damaged as a result of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Thus, prior to installation, please
follow the instructions below:
1. Please turn off the computer and unplug its power cord.
2. When handling the motherboard, avoid touching any metal leads or connectors.
3. It is best to wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) cuff when handling electronic components
(CPU, RAM).
4. Prior to installing the electronic components, please have these items on top of an antistatic
pad or within a electrostatic shielding container.
5. Please verify that the power supply is switched off before unplugging the power supply
connector from the motherboard.
Installation Notices
1. Prior to installation, please do not remove the stickers on the motherboard. These stickers
are required for warranty validation.
2. Prior to the installation of the motherboard or any hardware, please first carefully read the
information in the provided manual.
3. Before using the product, please verify that all cables and power connectors are connected.
4. To prevent damage to the motherboard, please do not allow screws to come in contact with
the motherboard circuit or its components.
5. Please make sure there are no leftover screws or metal components placed on the motherboard
or within the computer casing.
6. Please do not place the computer system on an uneven surface.
7. Turning on the computer power during the installation process can lead to damage to system
components as well as physical harm to the user.
8. If you are uncertain about any installation steps or have a problem related to the use of the
product, please consult a certified computer technician.
Instances of Non-Warranty
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6.
Damage due to natural disaster, accident or human cause.
Damage as a result of violating the conditions recommended in the user manual.
Damage due to improper installation.
Damage due to use of uncertified components.
Damage due to use exceeding the permitted parameters.
Product determined to be an unofficial Gigabyte product.
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1-2
Feature Summary
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Slots
IDE Connections
FDD Connections
Onboard SATA
Peripherals
Onboard LAN
Onboard Audio
I/O Control
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Socket 754 for AMD AthlonTM 64 processor (K8)
1600MH/z system bus
Supports core frequencies in excess of 3000+ and faster
nVIDIA® nForce4(-4X) Chipset
Supported on the Win 2000/XP operating systems
3 DDR DIMM memory slots (supports up to 3GB memory)
Supports DDR 400 (Note 1)/333/266/200 DIMM
1 PCI Express x 16 slot
2 PCI Express x 1 slots
3 PCI slots
2 IDE connection (UDMA 33/ATA 66/ATA 100/ATA 133), allows connection of
4 IDE devices
Supported on the Win 2000/XP operating systems
1 FDD connection, allows connection of 2 FDD devices
4 Serial ATA ports from nVIDIA® nForce4(-4X) controller (SATAII0_1, SATAII2_3)
Supported on the Win 2000/XP operating systems
1 parallel port supporting Normal/EPP/ECP mode
1 serial port (COMA), onboard COMB connection
10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (rear x 4, front x 6 via cable)
1 front audio connector
1 PS/2 keyboard port
1 PS/2 mouse port
Onboard Marvell 88E1111/88E1115 chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
1 RJ 45 port
Supported on the Win 2000/XP operating systems
ALC850 CODEC (UAJ)
Supports 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 channel audio (Note 2)
Supports Line In ; Line Out (Front Speaker Out) ; MIC ; Surround Speaker Out
(Rear Speaker Out) ; Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out ;
Side Speaker Out connection
Supports SPDIF In/Out connection
CD In
IT8712
(Note 1) Because of CPU limitations, if you want to install DDR400 memory modules in your system,
please install either one double-sided or two single-sided DDR400 memory modules. The
DDR400 speed will drop down to DDR333 if you install two double-sided or three single-sided
DDR400 memory modules.
(Note 2) To set up an 8 channel audio configuration, you must use Audio Combo Kit (optional device).
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Onboard SATA RAID Š
BIOS
Additional Features
Overclocking
Form Factor
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System voltage detection
CPU temperature detection
CPU / System fan speed detection
CPU warning temperature
CPU fan failure warning
CPU smart fan control (Note 3)
Onboard nForce4(-4X) chipset (SATAII0_1, SATAII2_3)
- supports data striping (RAID 0) or mirroring (RAID 1) function or
striping + mirroring (RAID 0+1)
- supports data transfer rate of up to 150 MB/s
- supports hot plugging function
- supports a maximum of 4 SATA connections
Supported on the Win 2000/XP operating systems
Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
Supports Q-Flash
Supports @BIOS
Supports EasyTune (Note 4)
Over Voltage via BIOS (DDR)
ATX form factor; 30.5cm x 22.4cm
(Note 3) Whether the CPU fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU cooler you
install.
(Note 4) EasyTune functions may vary depending on different motherboards.
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Hardware Monitor
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1-3
Installation of the CPU and Heatsink
Before installing the CPU, please comply with the following conditions:
1. Please make sure that the motherboard supports the CPU.
2. Please take note of the one indented corner of the CPU. If you install the CPU in the wrong
direction, the CPU will not insert properly. If this occurs, please change the insert direction
of the CPU.
3. Please add an even layer of heat sink paste between the CPU and heatsink.
4. Please make sure the heatsink is installed on the CPU prior to system use, otherwise
overheating and permanent damage of the CPU may occur.
5. Please set the CPU host frequency in accordance with the processor specifications. It is not
recommended that the system bus frequency be set beyond hardware specifications since it
does not meet the required standards for the peripherals. If you wish to set the frequency
beyond the proper specifications, please do so according to your hardware specifications
including the CPU, graphics card, memory, hard drive, etc.
1-3-1 Installation of the CPU
Check the processor pins to see that none are bent. Move the socket lever to the unlocked position as shown
in Figure 1.(90 o to the plane of the motherboard) prior to inserting the processor. The pin 1 location is
designated on the processor by a copper triangle that matches up to a triangle on the socket as shown in
Figure 2. Align the processor to the socket and gently lower it into place. Do not force the processor into the
socket.
Socket lever
Fig.1
Position lever at a 90 degree angle.
Fig.2
Pin 1 location on the socket and processor.
Gently place the CPU into position making sure that the CPU pins fit
perfectly into their holes. Once the CPU is positioned into its socket,
place one finger down on the middle of the CPU and gently press the
metal lever back into its original position.
Please use extra care when installing the CPU. The CPU will not fit if positioned incorrectly.
Rather than applying force, please change the positioning of the CPU.
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Fig.1
Before installing the heat sink, please first add an even layer of heat sink
paste on the surface of the CPU. Install all the heat sink components (Please
refer to the heat sink manual for detailed installation instructions).
Fig.2
Please connect the heat sink power connector to the CPU_FAN connector
located on the motherboard so that the heat sink can properly function to
prevent CPU overheating.
The heat sink may adhere to the CPU as a result of hardening of the heat sink paste. To prevent
such an occurrence, it is suggested that either thermal tape rather than heat sink paste be used for
heat dissipation or using extreme care when removing the heat sink.
1-4
Installation of Memory
Before installing the memory modules, please comply with the following conditions:
1. Please make sure that the memory used is supported by the motherboard. It is
recommended that memory of similar capacity, specifications and brand be used.
2. Before installing or removing memory modules, please make sure that the computer power
is switched off to prevent hardware damage.
3. Memory modules have a foolproof insertion design. A memory module can be installed in
only one direction. If you are unable to insert the module, please switch the direction.
The motherboard supports DDR memory modules, whereby BIOS will automatically detect memory capacity
and specifications. Memory modules are designed so that they can be inserted only in one direction. The
memory capacity used can differ with each slot.
Notch
DDR
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1-3-2 Installation of the Heatsink
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Fig.1
The DIMM socket has a notch, so the DIMM memory module can
only fit in one direction. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically
into the DIMM socket. Then push it down.
Fig.2
Close the plastic clip at both edges of the DIMM sockets to lock the
DIMM module.
Reverse the installation steps when you wish to remove the DIMM
module.
Please refer to the recommended memory configuration table below before installing memory.
Recommended Memory Configurations (SS: Single -Sided, DS:Double-Sided)
Number of DIMMs
DIMM Socket
Max. Memory Speed
DDR1
DDR2
DDR3
1
SS
--
-SS
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1
--
--
SS
DDR 400
1
1
DS
--
--
DDR 400
1
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DS
--
-DS
DDR 400
DDR 400
2
SS
SS
--
DDR 400
2
2
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SS
SS
DDR 400
2
SS
DS
-DS
SS
--
DDR 400
DDR 333
2
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DS
DS
DDR 333
2
3
DS
--
DS
DDR 333
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DDR 333
DDR 333
1
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DDR 400
DDR 400
Installation of Expansion Cards
You can install your expansion card by following the steps outlined below:
1. Read the related expansion card's instruction document before install the expansion card into the
computer.
2. Remove your computer's chassis cover, screws and slot bracket from the computer.
3. Press the expansion card firmly into expansion slot in motherboard.
4. Be sure the metal contacts on the card are indeed seated in the slot.
5. Replace the screw to secure the slot bracket of the expansion card.
6. Replace your computer's chassis cover.
7. Power on the computer, if necessary, setup BIOS utility of expansion card from BIOS.
8. Install related driver from the operating system.
Installing a PCI Express x 16 expansion card:
Please carefully pull out the small whitedrawable bar at the end of the PCI Express
x 16 slot when you try to install/uninstall the
VGA card. Please align the VGA card to the
onboard PCI Express x 16 slot and press
firmly down on the slot. Make sure your VGA
card is locked by the small white-drawable
bar.
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I/O Back Panel Introduction
PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connector
To install a PS/2 port keyboard and mouse, plug the mouse to the upper port (green) and the keyboard to the
lower port (purple).
Parallel Port
The parallel port allows connection of a printer, scanner and other peripheral devices.
SPDIF_I (SPDIF In)
Use SPDIF In feature only when your device has digital output function.
SPDIF_O (SPDIF Out)
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The SPDIF output is capable of providing digital audio to external speakers or compressed AC3
data to an external Dolby Digital Decoder.
COM A (Serial Port)
Connects to serial-based mouse or data processing devices.
USB port
Before you connect your device(s) into USB connector(s), please make sure your device(s) such as
USB keyboard, mouse, scanner, zip, speaker...etc. have a standard USB interface. Also make sure
your OS supports USB controller. If your OS does not support USB controller, please contact OS
vendor for possible patch or driver upgrade. For more information please contact your OS or device(s)
vendors.
LAN Port
The provided Internet connection is Gigabit Ethernet, providing data transfer speeds of
10/100/1000Mbps.
Line In
Devices like CD-ROM, walkman etc. can be connected to Line In jack.
Line Out (Front Speaker Out)
Connect the stereo speakers, earphone or front surround speakers to this connector.
MIC In
Microphone can be connected to MIC In jack.
Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
Connect the Center/Subwoofer speakers to this connector.
Rear Speaker Out
Connect the rear surround speakers to this connector.
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Connect the side surround speakers to this connector.
You can use audio software to configure 2-/4-/6-/8-channel audio functioning.
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Connectors Introduction
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10
16
11
7
4
13
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5)
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7)
8)
ATX_12V
ATX (Power Connector)
CPU_FAN
SYS_FAN
FDD
IDE1 / IDE2
SATAII0_1/SATAII2_3
F_PANEL
15
5
14 12 9
9)
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)
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PWR_LED
F_AUDO
CD_IN
F_USB1 / F_USB2/F_USB3
COMB
CI
CLR_CMOS
BAT
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Side Speaker Out
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1/2)
ATX_12V / ATX (Power Connector)
With the use of the power connector, the power supply can supply enough stable power to all the
components on the motherboard. Before connecting the power connector, please make sure that all
components and devices are properly installed. Align the power connector with its proper location on
the motherboard and connect tightly.
The ATX_12V power connector mainly supplies power to the CPU. If the ATX_12V power
connector is not connected, the system will not start.
Caution!
Please use a power supply that is able to handle the system voltage requirements. It is
recommended that a power supply that can withstand high power consumption be used (300W or
greater). If a power supply is used that does not provide the required power, the result can lead to an
unstable system or a system that is unable to start.
If you use a 24-pin ATX power supply, please remove the small cover on the power connector
on the motherboard before plugging in the power cord ; Otherwise, please do not remove it.
Pin No.
3
4
1
2
GND
2
GND
3
4
+12V
+12V
Pin No.
12
24
13
1
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Definition
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Definition
1
3.3V
2
3.3V
3
4
GND
+5V
5
GND
6
+5V
7
8
GND
Power Good
9
5V SB(stand by +5V)
10
+12V
11
12
+12V(Only for 24pins ATX)
3.3V(Only for 24pins ATX)
13
3.3V
14
-12V
15
16
GND
PS_ON(soft On/Off)
17
GND
18
GND
19
20
GND
-5V
21
+5V
22
+5V
23
24
+5V(Only for 24pins ATX)
GND(Only for 24pins ATX)
The cooler fan power connector supplies a +12V power voltage via a 3-pin power connector and
possesses a foolproof connection design.
Most coolers are designed with color-coded power connector wires. A red power connector wire
indicates a positive connection and requires a +12V power voltage. The black connector wire is the
ground wire (GND).
Please remember to connect the power to the cooler to prevent system overheating and failure.
Caution!
Please remember to connect the power to the CPU fan to prevent CPU overheating and failure.
Pin No.
1
1
CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN
Definition
GND
2
+12V
3
Sense
5) FDD (FDD Connector)
The FDD connector is used to connect the FDD cable while the other end of the cable connects to the
FDD drive. The types of FDD drives supported are: 360KB, 720KB, 1.2MB, 1.44MB and 2.88MB.
Please connect the red power connector wire to the pin1 position.
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3/4) CPU_FAN / SYS_FAN (Cooler Fan Power Connector)
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6) IDE1 / IDE2 (IDE Connector)
An IDE device connects to the computer via an IDE connector. One IDE connector can connect to one
IDE cable, and the single IDE cable can then connect to two IDE devices (hard drive or optical drive). If
you wish to connect two IDE devices, please set the jumper on one IDE device as Master and the other
as Slave (for information on settings, please refer to the instructions located on the IDE device).
40
39
2
1
IDE2
IDE1
7) SATAII0_1 / SATAII2_3 (Serial ATA Connector)
Serial ATA can provide up to150MB/s transfer rate. Please refer to the BIOS setting for the Serial ATA
and install the proper driver in order to work properly.
Pin No.
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Definition
1
GND
2
3
TXP
TXN
4
GND
5
RXN
6
7
RXP
GND
F_PANEL (Front Panel Jumper)
Please connect the power LED, PC speaker, reset switch and power switch etc of your chassis front
panel to the F_PANEL connector according to the pin assignment below.
Speaker Connector
Message LED/
Power/
Sleep LED
SPEAK-
SPEAK+
MSG+
MSGPW+
PW-
Power
Switch
2
1
RES+
NC
HD+
RES-
HD-
20
19
Reset Switch
IDE Hard Disk Active LED
HD (IDE Hard Disk Active LED) (Blue)
SPEAK (Speaker Connector) (Amber)
Pin 1: LED anode(+)
Pin 2: LED cathode(-)
Pin 1: Power
Pin 2- Pin 3: NC
RES (Reset Switch) (Green)
Pin 4: Data(-)
Open: Normal
Close: Reset Hardware System
PW (Power Switch) (Red)
Open: Normal
MSG(Message LED/Power/Sleep LED)
Close: Power On/Off
Pin 1: LED anode(+)
(Yellow)
Pin 2: LED cathode(-)
NC ( Purple)
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9) PWR_LED
PWR_LED is connect with the system power indicator to indicate whether the system is on/off. It
will blink when the system enters suspend mode.
Pin No.
1
Definition
1
MPD+
2
3
MPDMPD-
10) F_AUDIO (Front Audio Panel Connector)
If you want to use Front Audio connector, you must remove 5-6, 9-10 Jumper.
In order to utilize the front audio header, your chassis must have front audio connector. Also please
make sure the pin assignments for the cable are the same as the pin assignments for the front audio
header. To find out if the chassis you are buying support front audio connector, please contact your
dealer. Please note, you can have the alternative of using front audio connector or of using rear audio
connector to play sound.
Pin No.
10
2
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1
Definition
1
MIC
2
3
GND
MIC_BIAS
4
POWER
5
FrontAudio(R)
6
7
Rear Audio (R)/ Return R
NC
8
No Pin
9
FrontAudio (L)
10
Rear Audio (L)/ Return L
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11) CD_IN (CD In Connector)
Connect CD-ROM or DVD-ROM audio out to the connector.
Pin No.
1
Definition
1
CD-L
2
GND
3
4
GND
CD-R
12) F_ USB1 / F_USB2 / F_USB3 (Front USB Connector)
Be careful with the polarity of the front USB connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you
connect the front USB cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will make the
device unable to work or even damage it. For optional front USB cable, please contact your local dealer.
Pin No.
1
2
9
10
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Definition
1
Power
2
3
Power
USB DX-
4
USB Dy-
5
USB DX+
6
7
USB Dy+
GND
8
GND
9
No Pin
10
NC
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13) COMB (COMB Connector)
Be careful with the polarity of the COMB connector. Check the pin assignments while you connect
the COMB cable. Please contact your nearest dealer for optional COMB cable.
2
1
10
9
Pin No.
Definition
1
NDCDB-
2
3
NSINB
NSOUTB
4
NDTRB-
5
GND
6
7
NDSRBNRTSB-
8
NCTSB-
9
NRIB-
10
No Pin
14) CI (Chassis Intrusion, Case Open)
This 2-pin connector allows your system to detect if the chassis cover is removed. You can check
the "Case Opened" status in BIOS Setup.
Pin No.
1
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1
2
Definition
Signal
GND
You may clear the CMOS data to its default values by this jumper. To clear CMOS, temporarily short
1-2 pin. Default doesn't include the "Shunter" to prevent from improper use this jumper.
1
Open: Normal
1
Short: Clear CMOS
16) BAT (Battery)
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended
by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's
instructions.
If you want to erase CMOS...
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Take out the battery gently and put it aside for about 10
minutes (Or you can use a metal object to connect the
positive and negative pins in the battery holder to make them
short for one minute).
3. Re-install the battery.
4. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
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15) CLR_CMOS (Clear CMOS)
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BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) includes a CMOS SETUP utility which allows user to configure
required settings or to activate certain system features.
The CMOS SETUP saves the configuration in the CMOS SRAM of the motherboard.
When the power is turned off, the battery on the motherboard supplies the necessary power to the CMOS
SRAM.
When the power is turned on, pushing the <Del> button during the BIOS POST (Power-On Self Test) will
take you to the CMOS SETUP screen. You can enter the BIOS setup screen by pressing "Ctrl + F1".
When setting up BIOS for the first time, it is recommended that you save the current BIOS to a disk in the
event that BIOS needs to be reset to its original settings. If you wish to upgrade to a new BIOS, either
GIGABYTE's Q-Flash or @BIOS utility can be used.
Q-Flash allows the user to quickly and easily update or backup BIOS without entering the operating system.
@BIOS is a Windows-based utility that does not require users to boot to DOS before upgrading BIOS but
directly download and update BIOS from the Internet.
CONTROL KEYS
< >< ><
<Enter>
<Esc>
<Page Up>
<Page Down>
<F1>
<F2>
<F5>
<F7>
<F8>
<F9>
<F10>
><
> Move to select item
Select Item
Main Menu - Quit and not save changes into CMOS Status Page Setup Menu
and Option Page Setup Menu - Exit current page and return to Main Menu
Increase the numeric value or make changes
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu
Item Help
Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for Option Page Setup Menu
Load the Optimized Defaults
Q-Flash utility
System Information
Save all the CMOS changes, only for Main Menu
Main Menu
The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Status Page Setup Menu / Option Page Setup Menu
Press <F1> to pop up a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and the possible
selections for the highlighted item. To exit the Help Window press <Esc>.
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, please do it with caution and avoid inadequate
operation that may result in system malfunction.
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Chapter 2 BIOS Setup
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The BIOS Setup menus described in this chapter are for reference only and may differ from the
exact settings for your motherboard.
The Main Menu (For example: BIOS Ver. : F1b)
Once you enter Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu (as figure below) will appear on the screen.
Use arrow keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter the sub-menu.
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Standard CMOS Features
Top Performance
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Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
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Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
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Power Management Setup
Set User Password
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PnP/PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
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PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
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MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
KLJI: Select Item
F10: Save & Exit Setup
ESC: Quit
F8: Q-Flash
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
If you can't find the setting you want, please press "Ctrl+F1" to search the advanced option hidden.
„ Standard CMOS Features
This setup page includes all the items in standard compatible BIOS.
„ Advanced BIOS Features
This setup page includes all the items of Award special enhanced features.
„ Integrated Peripherals
This setup page includes all onboard peripherals.
„ Power Management Setup
This setup page includes all the items of Green function features.
„ PnP/PCI Configuration
This setup page includes all the configurations of PCI & PnP ISA resources.
„ PC Health Status
This setup page is the System auto detect Temperature, voltage, fan, speed.
„ MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
This setup page is control CPU clock and frequency ratio.
„ Top Performance
If you wish to maximize the performance of your system, enable Top Performance.
„ Load Optimized Defaults
Optimized Defaults indicates the value of the system parameters which the system would be in
best performance configuration.
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Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system and Setup, or just to Setup.
„ Set User Password
Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system.
„ Save & Exit Setup
Save CMOS value settings to CMOS and exit setup.
„ Exit Without Saving
Abandon all CMOS value changes and exit setup.
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„ Set Supervisor Password
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Standard CMOS Features
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Date (mm:dd:yy)
Time (hh:mm:ss)
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Item Help
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IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE Channel 0 Slave
IDE Channel 1 Master
IDE Channel 1 Slave
IDE Channel 2 Master
IDE Channel 3 Master
IDE Channel 4 Master
IDE Channel 5 Master
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
Change the day, month,
year
Drive A
Drive B
[1.44M, 3.5"]
[None]
<Day>
1 to 31 (or maximum
allowed in the month)
Halt On
Floppy 3 Mode Support
[All, But Keyboard]
[Disabled]
KLJI: Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
<Week>
Sun. to Sat.
<Month>
Jan. to Dec.
<Year>
1999 to 2098
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
F1: General Help
Date
The date format is <week>, <month>, <day>, <year>.
Week
The week, from Sun to Sat, determined by the BIOS and is display only
Month
The month, Jan. Through Dec.
Day
The day, from 1 to 31 (or the maximum allowed in the month)
Year
The year, from 1999 through 2098
Time
The times format in <hour> <minute> <second>. The time is calculated base on the 24-hour militarytime clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00.
IDE Channel 0 Master, Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master, Slave
IDE HDD Auto-Detection Press "Enter" to select this option for automatic device detection.
IDE Device Setup. You can use one of three methods:
Auto
Allows BIOS to automatically detect IDE devices during POST(default)
None
Select this if no IDE devices are used and the system will skip the automatic
detection step and allow for faster system start up.
Manual
User can manually input the correct settings
Access Mode Use this to set the access mode for the hard drive. The four options are:
CHS/LBA/Large/Auto(default:Auto)
IDE Channel 2/3/4/5 Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection Press "Enter" to select this option for automatic device detection.
Extended IDE Drive SATA devices setup. You can use one of two methods:
Auto
Allows BIOS to automatically detect SATA IDE devices during POST.
(Default value)
None
Select this if no SATA IDE devices are used and the system will skip the
automatic detection step and allow for faster system start up.
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Drive A / Drive B
The category identifies the types of floppy disk drive A or drive B that has been installed in the
computer.
None
No floppy drive installed
360K, 5.25"
5.25 inch PC-type standard drive; 360K byte capacity.
1.2M, 5.25"
5.25 inch AT-type high-density drive; 1.2M byte capacity
(3.5 inch when 3 Mode is Enabled).
720K, 3.5"
3.5 inch double-sided drive; 720K byte capacity
1.44M, 3.5"
3.5 inch double-sided drive; 1.44M byte capacity. (Default value)
2.88M, 3.5"
3.5 inch double-sided drive; 2.88M byte capacity.
Halt on
The category determines whether the computer will stop if an error is detected during power up.
No Errors
The system boot will not stop for any error that may be detected and you
will be prompted.
All Errors
Whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error the system will be stopped.
All, But Keyboard The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error; it will stop for all other
errors. (Default value)
All, But Diskette
The system boot will not stop for a disk error; it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Disk/Key
The system boot will not stop for a keyboard or disk error; it will stop for all
other errors.
Floppy 3 Mode Support (for Japan Area)
Disabled
Drive A
Drive B
Both
Normal Floppy Drive. (Default value)
Drive A is 3 mode Floppy Drive.
Drive B is 3 mode Floppy Drive.
Drive A & B are 3 mode Floppy Drives.
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Access Mode Use this to set the access mode for the hard drive. The two options are:
Large/Auto(default:Auto)
Capacity
Capacity of currently installed hard disk.
Hard drive information should be labeled on the outside drive casing. Enter the appropriate option
based on this information.
Cylinder
Number of cylinders
Head
Number of heads
Precomp
Write precomp
Landing Zone
Landing zone
Sector
Number of sectors
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Advanced BIOS Features
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Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Up Floopy Seek
Password Check
Init Display First
KLJI: Move
[Press Enter]
[Floppy]
[Hard Disk]
[CDROM]
[Disabled]
[Setup]
[PEG]
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level`
Select Hard Disk Boot
Device Priority
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
F1: General Help
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Select boot sequence for onboard(or add-on cards) SCSI, RAID, etc.
Use < > or < > to select a device, then press<+> to move it up, or <-> to move it down the list. Press
<ESC> to exit this menu.
First / Second / Third Boot Device
Floppy
LS120
Hard Disk
CDROM
ZIP
USB-FDD
USB-ZIP
USB-CDROM
USB-HDD
Legacy LAN
Disabled
Select your boot device priority by Floppy.
Select your boot device priority by LS120.
Select your boot device priority by Hard Disk.
Select your boot device priority by CDROM.
Select your boot device priority by ZIP.
Select your boot device priority by USB-FDD.
Select your boot device priority by USB-ZIP.
Select your boot device priority by USB-CDROM.
Select your boot device priority by USB-HDD.
Select your boot device priority by Legacy LAN.
Disable this function.
Boot Up Floppy Seek
During POST, BIOS will determine the floppy disk drive installed is 40 or 80 tracks. 360K type is 40
tracks 720K, 1.2M and 1.44M are all 80 tracks.
Enabled
BIOS searches for floppy disk drive to determine it is 40 or 80 tracks. Note that BIOS
can not tell from 720K, 1.2M or 1.44M drive type as they are all 80 tracks.
Disabled
BIOS will not search for the type of floppy disk drive by track number. Note that
there will not be any warning message if the drive installed is 360K. (Default value)
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Setup
The system can not boot and can not access to Setup page will be denied if the
correct password is not entered at the prompt.
The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied if the correct password is
not entered at the prompt. (Default value)
Init Display First
This feature allows you to select the first initiation of the monitor display from which card when you
install a PCI card and a PCI Express VGA card on the motherboard.
PEG
Set Init display first to PCI Express VGA card. (Default value)
PCI slot
Set Init display first to PCI.
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Password Check
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Integrated Peripherals
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Integrated Peripherals
On-Chip IDE Channel0
On-Chip IDE Channel1
IDE DMA transfer access
On-Chip MAC Lan
NV IDE/SATA RAID function
IDE Primary Master RAID
IDE Primary Slave RAID
IDE Secndry Master RAID
IDE Secndry Slave RAID
NV Serial-ATA 1
NV SATA 1 Primary RAID
NV SATA 1 Secondary RAID
NV Serial-ATA 2
NV SATA 2 Primary RAID
NV SATA 2 Secondary RAID
IDE Prefetch Mode
USB Memory Type
AC97 Audio
Onboard Serial Port 1
KLJI: Move
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[SHADOW]
[Auto]
[3F8/IRQ4]
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level`
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
F1: General Help
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Integrated Peripherals
Onboard Serial Port 2
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
x ECP Mode Use DMA
On-Chip USB
Legacy USB Keyboard/Storage
Legacy (DOS) USB Mouse
Legacy USB Storage detect
KLJI: Move
[2F8/IRQ3]
[378/IRQ7]
[SPP]
3
[V1.1+V2.0]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
On-Chip IDE Channel0
Enabled
Disabled
Enable onboard 1st channel IDE port. (Default value)
Disable onboard 1st channel IDE port.
On-Chip IDE Channel1
Enabled
Disabled
Enable onboard 2nd channel IDE port. (Default value)
Disable onboard 2nd channel IDE port.
IDE DMA transfer access
Enabled
Disabled
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Enable IDE DMA transfer access. (Default value)
Disable this function.
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F1: General Help
Auto
Disabled
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On-Chip MAC Lan
Auto-detect onboard LAN chip function. (Default value)
Disable onboard LAN chip function.
NV IDE/SATA RAID function
Enabled
Disabled
Enable NV IDE/SATA RAID function. (Default value)
Disable this function.
IDE Primary Master RAID
Enabled
Disabled
Enable 1st master channel IDE RAID function.
Disable this function. (Default value)
IDE Primary Slave RAID
Enabled
Disabled
Enable 1st slave channel IDE RAID function.
Disable this function. (Default value)
IDE Secndry Master RAID
Enabled
Disabled
Enable 2nd master channel IDE RAID function.
Disable this function. (Default value)
IDE Secndry Slave RAID
Enabled
Disabled
Enable 2nd slave channel IDE RAID function.
Disable this function. (Default value)
NV Serial-ATA 1
Enabled
Disabled
Enable Serial ATA 1 supported. (Default value)
Disable Serial ATA 1 supported.
NV SATA 1 Primary RAID
Enabled
Disabled
Enable 1st SATA primary RAID function.
Disable this function. (Default value)
NV SATA 1 Secondary RAID
Enabled
Disabled
Enable 1st SATA secondary RAID function.
Disable this function. (Default value)
NV Serial-ATA 2
Enabled
Disabled
Enable Serial ATA 2 supported. (Default value)
Disable Serial ATA 2 supported.
NV SATA 2 Primary RAID
Enabled
Disabled
Enable 2nd SATA primary RAID function.
Disable this function. (Default value)
NV SATA 2 Secondary RAID
Enabled
Disabled
Enable 2nd SATA secondary RAID function.
Disable this function. (Default value)
IDE Prefetch Mode
Enabled
Disabled
Enable IDE Prefetch mode. (Default value)
Disable IDE Prefetch mode.
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USB Memory Type
SHADOW
Base Memory(640K)
Set USB memory type to SHADOW. (Default value)
Set USB memory type to base memory(640K).
AC97 Audio
Auto
Disabled
Enable onboard AC'97 audio function. (Default value)
Disable this function.
Onboard Serial Port 1
Auto
3F8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3
3E8/IRQ4
2E8/IRQ3
Disabled
BIOS will automatically setup the Serial port 1 address.
Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 3F8/IRQ4. (Default value)
Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 2F8/IRQ3.
Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 3E8/IRQ4.
Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 2E8/IRQ3.
Disable onboard Serial port 1.
Onboard Serial Port 2
Auto
3F8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3
3E8/IRQ4
2E8/IRQ3
Disabled
BIOS will automatically set up the Serial port 2 address.
Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 3F8/IRQ4.
Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 2F8/IRQ3. (Default value)
Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 3E8/IRQ4.
Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 2E8/IRQ3.
Disable onboard Serial port 2.
Onboard Parallel Port
Disabled
378/IRQ7
278/IRQ5
3BC/IRQ7
Disable onboard LPT port.
Enable onboard LPT port and address is 378/IRQ7. (Default value)
Enable onboard LPT port and address is 278/IRQ5.
Enable onboard LPT port and address is 3BC/IRQ7.
Parallel Port Mode
SPP
EPP
ECP
ECP+EPP
Using Parallel port as Standard Parallel Port. (Default value)
Using Parallel port as Enhanced Parallel Port.
Using Parallel port as Extended Capabilities Port.
Using Parallel port as ECP and EPP mode.
ECP Mode Use DMA
3
1
Set ECP Mode Use DMA to 3. (Default value)
Set ECP Mode Use DMA to 1.
On-Chip USB
Disabled
V1.1+V2.0
V1.1
Disable this function if you are not using onboard USB function.
Enable USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 controller. (Default value)
Enable only USB 1.1 controller.
Legacy USB Keyboard/Storage
Enabled
Disabled
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Disable this function. (Default value)
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Disabled
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Legacy (DOS) USB Mouse
Enable USB mouse support in the MS-DOS environment.
Disable this function. (Default value)
Legacy USB Storage detect
Enabled
Disabled
2-4
Enable USB storage detect function. (Default value)
Disable this function.
Power Management Setup
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Power Management Setup
ACPI Suspend Type
Soft-Off by Power button
PME Event Wake Up
Modem Ring On
USB Resume from Suspend
Power-On by Alarm
x Day of Month Alarm
x Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
Power On By Mouse
Power On By Keyboard
x KB Power ON Function
AC BACK Function
KLJI: Move
[S1(POS)]
[Instant-off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Everyday
0:0:0
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Enter
[Soft-Off]
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level`
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
F1: General Help
ACPI Suspend Type
S1(POS)
S3(STR)
Set ACPI suspend type to S1/POS(Power On Suspend). (Default value)
Set ACPI suspend type to S3/STR(Suspend To RAM).
Soft-Off by Power button
Instant-off
Delay 4 Sec
Press power button then Power off instantly. (Default value)
Press power button 4 seconds to Power off. Enter suspend if button is pressed less
than 4 seconds.
PME Event Wake Up
This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the 5VSB lead.
Disabled
Disable this function. (Default value)
Enabled
Enable PME as wake up event.
Modem Ring On
An incoming call via modem can awake the system from any suspend state.
Disabled
Disable Modem Ring on function. (Default value)
Enabled
Enable Modem Ring on function.
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USB Resume from Suspend
Disabled
Enabled
Disable this function. (Default value)
Enable USB device wake up system from suspend type.
Power-On by Alarm
You can set "Resume by Alarm" item to enabled and key in Date/Time to power on system.
Disabled
Disable this function. (Default value)
Enabled
Enable alarm function to POWER ON system.
If Power-On by Alarm is Enabled.
Day of Month Alarm :
Everyday, 1~31
Time (hh: mm: ss) Alarm :
(0~23) : (0~59) : (0~59)
Power On By Mouse
Disabled
Double Click
Disable this function. (Default value)
Double click on PS/2 mouse left button to power on the system.
Power On By Keyboard
Disabled
Password
Any KEY
Keyboard 98
Disable this function. (Default value)
Enter from 1 to 5 characters to set the Keyboard Power On Password.
Press any key to power on the system.
If your keyboard have "POWER Key" button, you can press the key to power on the
system.
KB Power ON Function
When "Power On by Keyboard" set at Password, you can set the password here.
Enter
Input password (from 1 to 5 characters) and press Enter to set the Keyboard
Power On password.
AC BACK Function
Soft-Off
Full-On
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When AC-power back to the system, the system will be in "Off" state.
(Default value)
When AC-power back to the system, the system always in "On" state.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
PCI 1 IRQ Assignment
PCI 2 IRQ Assignment
PCI 3 IRQ Assignment
KLJI: Move
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level`
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
F1: General Help
PCI 1 IRQ Assignment
Auto
3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15
Auto assign IRQ to PCI 1. (Default value)
Set IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 to PCI 1.
PCI 2 IRQ Assignment
Auto
3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15
Auto assign IRQ to PCI 2. (Default value)
Set IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 to PCI 2.
PCI 3 IRQ Assignment
Auto
3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15
Auto assign IRQ to PCI 3. (Default value)
Set IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 to PCI 3.
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x
x
x
x
x
Reset Case Open Status
Case Opened
Vcore
DDR25V
+3.3V
+12V
Current CPU Temperature
Current CPU FAN Speed
Current SYSTEM FAN Speed
CPU Warning Temperature
CPU FAN Fail Warning
CPU Smart FAN Control
[Disabled]
No
OK
OK
OK
OK
34 oC
3183 RPM
0
RPM
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
CPU FAN Manual Control
CPU FAN: Low speed
CPU FAN: Mid speed
CPU FAN: High speed
Temp of FAN turn off
Temp Limit of Low Speed
[Disabled]
8
12
80
0
20
KLJI: Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level`
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
F1: General Help
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PC Health Status
x
x
x
Temp Limit of Mid Speed
Temp Limit of High Speed
Temp of full FAN speed
KLJI: Move
50
60
70
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level`
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
F1: General Help
The CPU fan runs at full speed when both CPU Smart FAN Control and CPU FAN Manual
Control are disabled.
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Disabled
Enabled
Don't reset case open status. (Default value)
Clear case open status at next boot.
Case Opened
If the case is closed, "Case Opened" will show "No".
If the case have been opened, "Case Opened" will show "Yes".
If you want to reset "Case Opened" value, set "Reset Case Open Status" to "Enabled" and save
CMOS, your computer will restart.
Current Voltage(V) Vcore / DDR25V / +3.3V / +12V
Detect system's voltage status automatically.
Current CPU Temperature
Detect CPU temperature automatically.
Current CPU/SYSTEM FAN Speed (RPM)
Detect CPU/SYSTEM fan speed status automatically.
CPU Warning Temperature
60 oC / 140 o F
70 oC / 158 o F
80 oC / 176 o F
90 oC / 194 o F
Disabled
Monitor CPU temperature at 60 oC /
Monitor CPU temperature at 70 oC /
Monitor CPU temperature at 80 oC /
Monitor CPU temperature at 90 oC /
Disable this function. (Default value)
140oF.
158oF.
176oF.
194oF.
CPU FAN Fail Warning
Disabled
Enabled
Disable CPU fan fail warning function. (Default value)
Enable CPU fan fail warning function.
CPU Smart FAN Control (Note)
Disabled
Enabled
Disable this function. (Default Value)
When this function is enabled, CPU fan will run at different speed depending
on CPU temperature. Users can adjust the fan speed with Easy Tune
based on their requirements.
CPU FAN Manual Control
CPU Smart Fan Control will become disabled when this item is enabled.
Enabled
Enable the CPU fan manual control function.
Disabled
Disable the CPU fan manual control function. (Default value)
CPU FAN: Low Speed
Set the parameter of the CPU fan speed.
The CPU FAN: Low Speed option configures the speed of the CPU fan when the CPU temperature
is below the temperature set in Temp Limit of Mid Speed. The parameter can be adjusted from
0~127. Higher parameter means faster CPU fan speed. (Default parameter: 8)
The CPU fan runs at full speed when both CPU Smart FAN Control and CPU FAN Manual
Control are disabled.
(Note)
Whether the CPU fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU cooler you
install.
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CPU FAN: Mid Speed
Set the parameter of the CPU fan speed.
The CPU FAN: Mid Speed option configures the speed of the CPU fan when the CPU temperature
exceeds the temperature set in Temp Limit of Mid Speed. The parameter can be adjusted from
0~127. Higher parameter means faster CPU fan speed. (Default parameter: 12)
CPU FAN: High Speed
Set the parameter of the CPU fan speed.
The CPU FAN: High Speed option configures the speed of the CPU fan when the CPU temperature
exceeds the temperature set in Temp Limit of High Speed. The parameter can be adjusted from
0~127. Higher parameter means faster CPU fan speed. (Default parameter: 80)
Temp of FAN turn off (Default temperature: 0oC)
When the CPU temperature is below the value set in this option, the CPU fan will stop spinning.
Temp Limit of Low Speed (Default temperature: 20oC)
The CPU fan will stop spinning when the CPU temperature is below the value set in Temp of
FAN turn off option. The CPU fan will start to spin again with the parameter set in CPU FAN: Low
Speed when the CPU temperature exceeds the value set in Temp Limit of Low Speed.
Temp Limit of Mid Speed (Default temperature: 50oC)
When the CPU temperature exceeds the value set in this option, the CPU fan spins with the
parameter specified in CPU FAN: Mid Speed. For example, by default, when the CPU
temperature exceeds 50 o C, CPU fan runs with parameter 12.
Temp Limit of High Speed (Default temperature: 60oC)
When the CPU temperature exceeds the value set in this option, the CPU fan rotates with the
parameter specified in CPU FAN: High Speed. For example, by default, when the CPU
temperature exceeds 60 o C, CPU fan runs with parameter 80.
Temp of full FAN Speed (Default temperature: 70oC)
When the CPU temperature exceeds the value set in this option, the CPU fan runs at full
speed.
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MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
CPU Frequency
K8 CPU Clock Ratio
CPU Spread Spectrum
PCIE Clock
Robust Graphics Booster
DDR voltage control
KLJI: Move
[200]
[Default]
[Center Spread]
[100Mhz]
[Auto]
[Normal]
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level`
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
F1: General Help
Incorrect using these features may cause your system broken. For power end-user use only.
CPU Frequency
200 ~ 456
Set CPU frequency from 200Mhz to 456Mhz.
K8 CPU Clock Ratio
Default
x5 1000Mhz ~ x10 2000Mhz
Set K8 CPU Clock Ratio to CPU factory default.
(Default value)
Set K8 CPU Clock Ratio from x5 1000Mhz to x10 2000Mhz.
CPU Spread Spectrum
Disabled
Center Spread
Disable CPU Spread Spectrum.
Set CPU Spread Spectrum to Center Spread. (Default value)
PCIE Clock
100Mhz ~ 150Mhz
Set PCI-E clock from 100Mhz to 150Mhz.
Robust Graphics Booster
Select the options can enhance the VGA graphics card bandwidth to get higher performance.
Auto
Set Robust Graphics Booster to Auto. (Default value)
Fast
Set Robust Graphics Booster to Fast.
Turbo
Set Robust Graphics Booster to Turbo.
DDR voltage control
Please note that by overclocking your system through the increase of the DDR voltage, damage
to the memory may occur.
Normal
Set DDR voltage control to Normal. (Default value)
+0.1V
Set DDR voltage control to +0.1V.
+0.2V
Set DDR voltage control to +0.2V.
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English
2-7
English
2-8
Top Performance
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software
`
Standard CMOS Features
Top Performance
`
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
`
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
`
Power Management SetupTop Performance
PnP/PCI Configurations
Disabled.........................[„]
PC Health Status
Enabled..........................[ ]
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Set User Password
`
`
`
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
KLJI: Select Item
F10: Save & Exit Setup
KL: Move
ENTER: Accept
ESC: AbortLoad Fail-Safe Defaults
Esc: Quit
F8: Q-Flash
If you wish to maximize the performance of your system, enable "Top Performance."
Disabled Disable this function. (Default Value)
Enabled Enable Top Performance function.
"Top Performance" will increase H/W working speed. Different system configuration (both H/W
component and OS) will effect the result. For example, the same H/W configuration might not run
properly with Windows XP, but works smoothly with Windows NT. Therefore, if your system is not
perform enough, the reliability or stability problem will appear sometimes, and we will recommend you
disabling the option to avoid the problem as mentioned above.
2-9
Load Optimized Defaults
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software
`
Standard CMOS Features
Top Performance
`
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
`
Integrated Peripherals
`
Power Management Setup
`
PnP/PCI Configurations
`
PC Health Status
`
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
KLJI: Select Item
ESC: Quit
F8: Q-Flash
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Load Optimized Defaults
Selecting this field loads the factory defaults for BIOS and Chipset Features which the system automatically
detects.
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2-10 Set Supervisor/User Password
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software
`
Standard CMOS Features
Top Performance
`
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
`
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
`
Set User Password
`
Power Management Setup
Enter Password:
PnP/PCI Configurations
`
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
`
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Save & Exit Setup
KLJI: Select Item
ESC: Quit
F8: Q-Flash
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Change/Set/Disable Password
When you select this function, the following message will appear at the center of the screen to assist you in
creating a password.
Type the password, up to eight characters, and press <Enter>. You will be asked to confirm the password.
Type the password again and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection and not enter
a password.
To disable password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter password. A message
"PASSWORD DISABLED" will appear to confirm the password being disabled. Once the password is disabled,
the system will boot and you can enter Setup freely.
The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify two separate passwords:
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD and a USER PASSWORD. When disabled, anyone may access all BIOS Setup
program function. When enabled, the Supervisor password is required for entering the BIOS Setup program
and having full configuration fields, the User password is required to access only basic items.
If you select "System" at "Password Check" in Advance BIOS Features Menu, you will be prompted for the
password every time the system is rebooted or any time you try to enter Setup Menu.
If you select "Setup" at "Password Check" in Advance BIOS Features Menu, you will be prompted only when
you try to enter Setup.
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English
2-11 Save & Exit Setup
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software
`
Standard CMOS Features
Top Performance
`
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
`
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
`
Power Management Setup
`
PnP/PCI Configurations
`
PC Health Status
`
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Set User Password
Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
KLJI: Select Item
ESC: Quit
F8: Q-Flash
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Save Data to CMOS
Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility and save the user setup value to RTC CMOS.
Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.
2-12 Exit Without Saving
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software
`
Standard CMOS Features
Top Performance
`
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
`
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
`
Power Management Setup
`
PnP/PCI Configurations
`
PC Health Status
`
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Set User Password
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? N
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
KLJI: Select Item
ESC: Quit
F8: Q-Flash
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Abandon all Data
Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility without saving to RTC CMOS.
Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.
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Pictures below are shown in Windows XP.
Insert the driver CD-title that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive, the driver
CD-title will auto start and show the installation guide. If not, please double click the CD-ROM
device icon in "My computer", and execute the Setup.exe.
3-1
Install Chipset Drivers
After insert the driver CD, "Xpress Install" will scan automatically the system and then list all the drivers that
recommended to install. The "Xpress Install" uses the"Click and Go" technology to install the drivers
automatically. Just select the drivers you want then click the "GO" button. The "Xpress Install" will execute
the installation for you automatically.
Some device drivers will restart your system automatically. After restarting your system the "Xpress
Install" will continue to install other drivers.
System will reboot automatically after install the drivers, afterward you can install others application.
For USB2.0 driver support under Windows XP operating system, please use Windows Service
Pack. After install Windows Service Pack, it will show a question mark "?" in "Universal Serial Bus
controller" under "Device Manager". Please remove the question mark and restart the system
(System will auto-detect the right USB2.0 driver).
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English
Chapter 3 Drivers Installation
English
3-2
Software Application
This page displays all the tools that Gigabyte developed and some free software, you can choose anyone
you want and press "install" to install them.
3-3
Software Information
This page lists the contents of software and drivers in this CD-title.
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Hardware Information
English
3-4
This page lists all device you have for this motherboard.
3-5
Contact Us
Please see the last page for details.
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4-1
English
Chapter 4 Appendix
Unique Software Utilities
(Not all model support these Unique Software Utilities, please check your MB features.)
U-PLUS D.P.S. (Universal Plus Dual Power System)
The U-Plus Dual Power System (U-Plus DPS) is a revolutionary eight-phase power circuit built
for ultimate system protection. Designed to withstand varying current levels and changes, the
U-Plus D.P.S. provides an immensely durable and stable power circuit to the CPU for solid
system stability. These characteristics make it the ideal companion with the latest LGA775
Intel ® Pentium® 4 Processor as well as future Intel® processors. As well, 4 blue LED's are
mounted on the U-Plus D.P.S. for intelligent indication of system loading.
M.I.T. (Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker)
Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.) allows user to access and change BIOS feature
settings with relative speed and ease. Through GIGABYTE M.I.T. feature the user is no longer
required to switch into different modes within BIOS setup in order to change system settings
such as the CPU system bus, memory timings or to enabled Gigabyte's unique
C.I.A. 2 and M.I.B. 2 features. M.I.T.'s integration of all platform performance settings into a
single mode now gives any user the ability to control and enhance their computer system to
the desired level.
C.I.A.2 (CPU Intelligent Accelerator 2)
GIGABYTE CPU Intelligent Accelerator 2(C.I.A. 2) is designed to automatically adjust CPU
computing power to maximize system performance. When enabled, the program detects the
current CPU loading and automatically accelerates the CPU computing performance to allow
for a faster and smoother execution of programs. When the function is disabled, the CPU is
returned to its initial status.
M.I.B.2 (Memory Intelligent Booster 2)
Built on the original M.I.B., the new Memory Intelligent Booster 2 (M.I.B. 2) is designed especially to maximize memory performance and boost memory bandwidth up to 10%. With added
branded memory module information, users are able to optimize memory
performance by selecting from a recommended memory module list.
S.O.S. (System Overclock Saver)
System Overclock Saver (S.O.S.) is a unique feature that eliminates system boot-up errors
resulting from system over-enhancement by the user. With GIGABYTE's proprietary
S.O.S. feature, users no longer need to open up the PC chassis and short-circuit the "Clear
CMOS" pins or the battery on the motherboard to reset the system back to factory default
settings. Instead, S.O.S. automatically resets the overclocked system settings back to their
factory defaults to provide a more user-friendly and reliable platform for users.
Download Center
Download Center allows users to quickly download and update their BIOS as well as the latest
drivers for their system. Download Center automatically runs a system check of the user PC
and provides the user with the current system information as well as displaying a detailed list
of all new drivers with the option for download.
C.O.M. (Corporate Online Management)
A web-based system management tool that allows system hardware information such as CPU,
memory, graphics card, etc. to be monitored and controlled via the Internet, C.O.M. allows
corporate MIS engineers to easily maintain corporate computers such as providing the most
up-to-date drivers and BIOS. (Do not use C.O.M. and @BIOS at the same time.)
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English
4-1-1 EasyTune 5 Introduction
EasyTune 5 presents the most convenient Windows based system performance enhancement and
manageability utility. Featuring several powerful yet easy to use tools such as 1) Overclocking for enhancing
system performance, 2) C.I.A. and M.I.B. for special enhancement for CPU and Memory, 3) Smart-Fan
control for managing fan speed control of both CPU cooling fan and North-Bridge Chipset cooling fan, 4) PC
health for monitoring system status.(Note)
User Interface Overview
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
(Note)
Button / Display
Overclocking
C.I.A./C.I.A.2 and M.I.B./M.I.B.2
Smart-Fan
PC Health
GO
"Easy Mode" & "Advance Mode"
Display screen
Function display LEDs
GIGABYTE Logo
Help button
Exit or Minimize button
Description
Enters the Overclocking setting page
Enters the C.I.A./2 and M.I.B./2 setting page
Enters the Smart-Fan setting page
Enters the PC Health setting page
Confirmation and Execution button
Toggles between Easy and Advance Mode
Display panel of CPU frequency
Shows the current functions status
Log on to GIGABYTE website
Display EasyTuneTM 5 Help file
Quit or Minimize EasyTune TM 5 software
EasyTune 5 functions may vary depending on different motherboards.
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What is Xpress Recovery ?
Xpress Recovery is a utility used to back up and restore an OS partition.
If the hard drive is not working properly, the user can restore the drive to
its original state.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Supports FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS formats
Must be connected to the IDE1 Master
Allows installation of only one OS
Must be used with an IDE hard disk supporting HPA
The first partition must be set as the boot partition. When the boot partition is backed up,
please do not alter its size.
Xpress Recovery is recommended when using Ghost to return boot manager to NTFS
format.
How to use the Xpress Recovery
1.
Boot from CD-ROM (BMP Mode)
Enter the BIOS menu, select "Advanced BIOS Feature" and set to boot from CD-ROM. Insert the
provided driver CD into your CD drive, then save and exit the BIOS menu. Once the computer has
restarted, the phrase "Boot from CD:" will appear at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. When
"Boot from CD:" appears, press any key to enter Xpress Recovery.
Once you have completed this step, subsequent access to Xpress Recovery can also function by
pressing the F9 key during computer power on.
.
.
Verifying DMI Pool Data
Boot from CD:
Boot from CD:
Xpress Recovery V1.0 (C) Copy Right 2003. GIGABYTE Technology CO. , Ltd.
1. Execute Backup Utility
2. Execute Restore Utility
3. Remove Backup Image
4. Set Password
5. Exit and Restart
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4-1-2 Xpress Recovery Introduction
English
2.
Press F9 during powering on the computer. (Text Mode)
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally
Copyright (C) 1984-2004, Award Software, Inc.
Intel 865PE AGPSet BIOS for 8IPE1000MT F1
Check System Health OK
.
.
.
F9 For Xpress Recovery
Press DEL to enter SETUP / Q-Flash, F9 For Xpress Recovery
08/16/2002-I845GE-6A69YG01C-00
Xpress Recovery V1.0 (C) Copy Right 2003. GIGABYTE Technology CO. , Ltd.
1. Execute Backup Utility
2. Execute Restore Utility
3. Remove Backup Image
4. Set Password
5. Exit and Restart
1.
2.
3.
If you have already entered Xpress Recovery by booting from the CD-ROM, you can
enter Xpress Recovery in the future by pressing the F9 key.
System storage capacity as well as drive reading/writing speed will affect backup speed.
It is recommended that Xpress Recovery be immediately installed after OS and all
required driver and software installations are complete.
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Press B to Backup your System or Esc to Exit
The backup utility will automatically scan your system and back up data as a backup image in your hard
drive.
Not all systems support access to Xpress Recovery by pressing the F9 key during computer
power on. If this is the case, please use the boot from CD-ROM method to enter Xpress
Recovery.
2. Execute Restore Utility:
This program will recover your system to factory default.
Press R to restore your system back to factory default or press Esc to exit
Restores backup image to original state.
3. Remove Backup Image:
Remove backup image. Are you sure? (Y/N)
Remove the backup image.
4. Set Password:
Please input a 4-16 character long password (a-z or 0-9) or press Esc to exit
You can set a password to enter Xpress Recovery to protect your hard disk data. Once this is done,
password input will be required to enter Xpress Recovery during the next as well as subsequent system
restarts. If you wish to remove the need for password entry, please select "Set Password" and under
"New Password/Confirm Password", make sure there is no entry and then press "Enter" to remove
password requirement.
5. Exit and Restart:
Exit and restart your computer.
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English
1. Execute Backup Utility:
English
4-1-3 Flash BIOS Method Introduction
Method 1 : Q-FlashTM Utility
Q-Flash TM is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. With this utility,
users only have to stay in the BIOS menu when they want to update
BIOS. Q-Flash?allows users to flash BIOS without any utility in DOS or
Windows. Using Q-FlashTM indicating no more fooling around with any complicated instructions and
operating system since it is in the BIOS menu.
Please note that because updating BIOS has potential risk, please do it with caution!! We are
sorry that Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd is not responsible for damages of system because of
incorrect manipulation of updating BIOS to avoid any claims from end-users.
Before You Begin:
Before you start updating BIOS with the Q-Flash TM utility, please follow the steps below first.
1.
2.
3.
Download the latest BIOS for your motherboard from Gigabyte's website.
Extract the BIOS file downloaded and save the BIOS file (the one with model name.Fxx. For
example, 8KNXPU.Fba) to a floppy disk.
Reboot your PC and press Del to enter BIOS menu.
The BIOS upgrading guides below are separated into two parts.
If your motherboard has dual-BIOS, please refer to Part One.
If your motherboard has single-BIOS, please refer to Part Two.
Part One:
Updating BIOS with Q-FlashTM Utility on Dual BIOS Motherboards.
Some of Gigabyte motherboards are equipped with dual BIOS. In the BIOS menu of the motherboards
supporting Q-Flash and Dual BIOS, the Q-Flash utility and Dual BIOS utility are combined in the same
screen. This section only deals with how to use Q-Flash utility.
In the following sections, we take GA-8KNXP Ultra as the example to guide you how to flash BIOS
from an older version to the latest version. For example, from Fa3 to Fba.
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally
Copyright (C) 1984-2003, Award Software, Inc.
The BIOS file is Fa3
before updating
Intel i875P AGPset BIOS for 8KNXP Ultra Fa3
Check System Health OK , VCore = 1.5250
Main Processor : Intel Pentium(R) 4 1.6GHz (133x12)
<CPUID : 0F27 Patch ID : 0027>
Memory Testing : 131072K OK
Memory Frequency 266 MHz in Single Channel
Primary Master : FUJITSU MPE3170AT ED-03-08
Primary Slave : None
Secondary Master : CREATIVEDVD-RM DVD1242E BC101
Secondary Slave : None
Press DEL to enter SETUP / Dual BIOS / Q-Flash / F9 For
Xpress Recovery
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Entering the Q-FlashTM utility:
Step1: To use Q-Flash utility, you must press Del in the boot screen to enter BIOS menu.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Select Language
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Exit Without Saving
ESC: Quit
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
F3: Change Language
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
Step 2: Press F8 button on your keyboard and then Y button to enter the Dual BIOS/Q-Flash utility.
Exploring the Q-FlashTM / Dual BIOS utility screen
The Q-Flash / Dual BIOS utility screen consists of the following key components.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.........................................
Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size.............................SST 49LF003A
Backup ROM Type/Size.........................SST 49LF003A
Task menu for
Dual BIOS
utility
Task menu for
Q-FlashTM utility
Dual BIOS utility bar
512K
512K
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main Bios
Auto Recovery Enable
Halt On Error Disable
Copy Main ROM Data to Backup
Load Default Settings
Save Settings to CMOS
Q-Flash Utility
Load Main BIOS from Floppy
Load Backup BIOS from Floppy
Save Main BIOS to Floppy
Save Backup BIOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
Q-FlashTM utility title
bar
Action bar
Task menu for Dual BIOS utility:
Contains the names of eight tasks and two item showing information about the BIOS ROM type. Blocking a
task and pressing Enter key on your keyboard to enable execution of the task.
Task menu for Q-Flash utility:
Contains the names of four tasks. Blocking a task and pressing Enter key on your keyboard to enable execution of the task.
Action bar:
Contains the names of four actions needed to operate the Q-Flash/Dual BIOS utility. Pressing the buttons
mentioned on your keyboards to perform these actions.
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Using the Q-FlashTM utility:
This section tells you how to update BIOS using the Q-Flash utility. As described in the "Before you begin"
section above, you must prepare a floppy disk having the BIOS file for your motherboard and insert it to your
computer. If you have already put the floppy disk into your system and have entered the Q-Flash utility,
please follow the steps below to flash BIOS.
Steps:
1.
Press arrow buttons on your keyboard to move the light bar to "Load Main BIOS from Floppy" item in
the Q-Flash menu and press Enter button.
Later, you will see a box pop up showing the BIOS files you previously downloaded to the floppy disk.
If you want to save the current BIOS for backup purpose, you can begin Step 1 with "Save Main
BIOS to Floppy" item.
2. Move to the BIOS file you want to flash and press Enter.
In this example, we only download one BIOS file to the floppy disk so only one BIOS file,
8KNXPU.Fba, is listed.
Please confirm again you have the correct BIOS file for your motherboard.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.........................................
Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size.............................SST 49LF003A
Backup ROM Type/Size.........................SST 49LF003A
512K
512K
Wide Range Protection Disable
1 file(s)Main
foundBios
Boot From
8KNXPU.Fba
512K
Auto Recovery Enable
Halt On Error Disable
Total size Copy
: 1.39M
Free
size
:
911.50K
Main ROM Data to Backup
F5 : Refresh
DEL : Delete
Load Default Settings
Save Settings to CMOS
Q-Flash Utility
Load Main BIOS from Floppy
Load Backup BIOS from Floppy
Save Main BIOS to Floppy
Save Backup BIOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
BIOS file in the floppy
disk.
After pressing Enter, you'll then see the progress of reading the BIOS file from the floppy disk.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.........................................
Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size.............................SST 49LF003A
Backup ROM Type/Size.........................SST 49LF003A
512K
512K
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main Bios
Reading BIOS file from floppy ...
Auto Recovery Enable
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.....................
Halt On Error Disable
Copy Main ROM Data to Backup
Don't Turn Off Power or Reset System
Load Default Settings
Enter : Run
Save Settings to CMOS
Q-Flash Utility
Load Main BIOS from Floppy
Load Backup BIOS from Floppy
Save Main BIOS to Floppy
Save Backup BIOS to Floppy
:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
Do not turn off power or
reset your system at this
stage!!
After BIOS file is read, you'll see a confirmation dialog box asking you "Are you sure to update BIOS?"
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3. Press Y button on your keyboard after you are sure to update BIOS.
Then it will begin to update BIOS. The progress of updating BIOS will be displayed.
Please do not take out the floppy disk when it begins flashing BIOS.
4. Press any keys to return to the Q-Flash menu when the BIOS updating procedure is completed.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.........................................
Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size.............................SST 49LF003A
Backup ROM Type/Size.........................SST 49LF003A
512K
512K
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main Bios
Auto
Recovery
Enable - Pass !!
!!
Copy
BIOS completed
Halt On Error Disable
Copy
Main
ROM
Data
to continue
Backup
Please press any key to
Load Default Settings
Save Settings to CMOS
Q-Flash Utility
Load Main BIOS from Floppy
Load Backup BIOS from Floppy
Save Main BIOS to Floppy
Save Backup BIOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
5.
You can repeat Step 1 to
4 to flash the backup
BIOS, too.
Press Esc and then Y button to exit the Q-Flash utility. The computer will restart automatically after
you exit Q-Flash.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.........................................
Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size.............................SST 49LF003A
Backup ROM Type/Size.........................SST 49LF003A
512K
512K
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main Bios
AutoAre
Recovery
you sure Enable
to RESET ?
Halt On Error Disable
Copy
Main
ROM
Data
to Backup
[Enter] to continure or [Esc]
to abort...
Load Default Settings
Save Settings to CMOS
Q-Flash Utility
Load Main BIOS from Floppy
Load Backup BIOS from Floppy
Save Main BIOS to Floppy
Save Backup BIOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
After system reboots, you may find the BIOS version on your boot screen becomes the one you flashed.
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally
Copyright (C) 1984-2003, Award Software, Inc.
The BIOS file
becomes Fab after
updating.
Intel i875P AGPset BIOS for 8KNXP Ultra Fba
Check System Health OK , VCore = 1.5250
Main Processor : Intel Pentium(R) 4 1.6GHz (133x12)
<CPUID : 0F27 Patch ID : 0027>
Memory Testing : 131072K OK
Memory Frequency 266 MHz in Single Channel
Primary Master : FUJITSU MPE3170AT ED-03-08
Primary Slave : None
Secondary Master : CREATIVEDVD-RM DVD1242E BC101
Secondary Slave : None
Press DEL to enter SETUP / Dual BIOS / Q-Flash / F9 For
Xpress Recovery
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6.
Press Del to enter BIOS menu after system reboots. When you are in BIOS menu, move to
Load Fail-Safe Defaults item and press Enter to load BIOS Fail-Safe Defaults. Normally the system
redetects all devices after BIOS has been upgraded. Therefore, we highly recommend reloading the
BIOS defaults after BIOS has been upgraded.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software
Standard CMOS Features
Select Language
Advanced BIOS Features
Integrated Peripherals
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
Set Supervisor
Password
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)?
Y
Set User Password
PC Health Status
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
ESC: Quit
F3: Change Language
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
Press Y on your keyboard to load defaults.
7.
Select Save & Exit Setup item to save the settings to CMOS and exit the BIOS menu.
System will reboot after you exit the BIOS menu. The procedure is completed.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
Select Language
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor
Password
Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)?
Y
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Exit Without Saving
ESC: Quit
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
F3: Change Language
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
Press Y on your keyboard to save and exit.
Part Two:
Updating BIOS with Q-FlashTM Utility on Single-BIOS Motherboards.
This part guides users of single-BIOS motherboards how to update BIOS using the Q-Flash TM utility.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Top Performance
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
Exit Without Saving
ESC: Quit
F8: Q-Flash
F3: Change Language
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
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The Q-FlashBIOS utility screen consists of the following key components.
Q-FlashTM utility bar
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Type/Size.................................SST 49LF003A
Task menu for
Q-FlashTM utility
Enter : Run
Keep DMI Data Enable
Update BIOS from Floppy
Save BIOS to Floppy
:Move
ESC:Reset
256K
F10:Power Off
Action bar
Task menu for Q-Flash utility:
Contains the names of three tasks. Blocking a task and pressing Enter key on your keyboard to enable
execution of the task.
Action bar:
Contains the names of four actions needed to operate the Q-Flash utility. Pressing the buttons mentioned on
your keyboards to perform these actions.
Using the Q-FlashTM utility:
This section tells you how to update BIOS using the Q-Flash utility. As described in the "Before you begin"
section above, you must prepare a floppy disk having the BIOS file for your motherboard and insert it to your
computer. If you have already put the floppy disk into your system and have entered the Q-Flash utility,
please follow the steps below to flash BIOS.
Steps:
1.
Press arrow buttons on your keyboard to move the light bar to "Update BIOS from Floppy" item in the
Q-Flash menu and press Enter button.
Later, you will see a box pop up showing the BIOS files you previously downloaded to the floppy disk.
If you want to save the current BIOS for backup purpose, you can begin Step 1 with "Save BIOS
to Floppy" item.
2.
Move to the BIOS file you want to flash and press Enter.
In this example, we only download one BIOS file to the floppy disk so only one BIOS file,
8GE800.F4, is listed.
Please confirm again you have the correct BIOS file for your motherboard.
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Type/Size.................................SST 49LF003A
256K
1 file(s) found
8GE800.F4Keep DMI Data Enable
256K
Update BIOS from Floppy
Save
BIOS
to
Floppy
Total size : 1.39M
Free size : 1.14M
Enter
:Move
ESC:Reset
F5: :Run
Refresh
DEL : Delete F10:Power Off
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Type/Size.................................SST 49LF003A
Keep
Reading BIOS
fileDMI
fromData
floppyEnable
...
Update BIOS from Floppy
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.....................
Save BIOS to Floppy
EnterDon't
: RunTurn Off Power
:Moveor ResetESC:Reset
System
BIOS file in the floppy
disk.
256K
Do not turn off power or
reset your system at
F10:Power Off
this stage!!
After BIOS file is read, you'll see a confirmation dialog box asking you "Are you sure to update BIOS?"
Please do not take out the floppy disk when it begins flashing BIOS.
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Exploring the Q-FlashTM utility screen
English
3.
Press Y button on your keyboard after you are sure to update BIOS.
Then it will begin to update BIOS. The progress of updating BIOS will be shown at the same time.
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Type/Size.................................SST 49LF003A
256K
Keep DMI
Data BIOS
Enable
Updating
Now
Update BIOS from Floppy
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.........................
Save BIOS to Floppy
EnterDon't
: RunTurn Off Power
:Moveor ResetESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
System
4.
reset your system
at this stage!!
Press any keys to return to the Q-Flash menu when the BIOS updating procedure is completed.
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Type/Size.................................SST 49LF003A
Enter : Run
5.
Do not turn off power or
256K
Keep DMI Data Enable
!! Copy
BIOSBIOS
completed
- Pass !!
Update
from Floppy
Save BIOS to Floppy
Please press any key to continue
:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
Press Esc and then Y button to exit the Q-Flash utility. The computer will restart automatically after
you exit Q-Flash.
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Type/Size.................................SST 49LF003A
256K
Keep DMI Data Enable
Are
you sure
RESET
?
Update
BIOStofrom
Floppy
Save BIOS to Floppy
[Enter] to continure or [Esc] to abort...
Enter : Run
:Move
ESC:Reset
F10:Power Off
After system reboots, you may find the BIOS version on your boot screen becomes the one you flashed.
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally
Copyright (C) 1984-2003, Award Software, Inc.
The BIOS file
becomes F4 after
updating
Intel 845GE AGPSet BIOS for 8GE800 F4
Check System Health OK
Main Processor : Intel Pentium(R) 4 1.7GHz (100x17.0)
<CPUID : 0F0A Patch ID : 0009>
Memory Testing : 122880K OK + 8192K Shared Memory
Primary Master : FUJITSU MPE3170AT ED-03-08
Primary Slave : None
Secondary Master : CREATIVEDVD-RM DVD1242E BC101
Secondary Slave : None
Press DEL to enter SETUP / Q-Flash
03/18/2003-I845GE-6A69YG01C-00
6.
Press Del to enter BIOS menu after system reboots and "Load BIOS Fail-Safe Defaults". See how
to Load BIOS Fail-Safe Defaults, please kindly refer to Step 6 to 7 in Part One.
Congratulation!! You have updated BIOS successfully!!
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If you do not have a DOS startup disk, we recommend that you use the
new @BIOS utility. @BIOS allows users to update their BIOS under
Windows. Just select the desired @BIOS server to download the latest
version of BIOS.
Fig 1. Installing the @BIOS utility
Fig 2. Installation Complete and Run @BIOS
Click Sart/ Programs/ GIGABYTE/@BIOS
Select @BIOS item
Fig 3. The @BIOS Utility
Click " "
Fig 4. Select the desired @BIOS server
Click "Update New BIOS"
1. Methods and steps:
I. Update BIOS through Internet
a. Click "Internet Update" icon
b. Click "Update New BIOS" icon
c. Select @BIOSTM sever
d. Select the exact model name on your motherboard
e. System will automatically download and update the BIOS.
II. Update BIOS NOT through Internet:
a. Do not click "Internet Update" icon
b. Click "Update New BIOS"
c. Please select "All Files" in dialog box while opening the old file.
d. Please search for BIOS unzip file, downloading from internet or any other methods
(such as: K8NE.F1b).
e. Complete update process following the instruction.
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Method 2 : @BIOSTM Utility
English
III. Save BIOS
In the very beginning, there is "Save Current BIOS" icon shown in dialog box. It means to save the
current BIOS version.
IV. Check out supported motherboard and Flash ROM:
In the very beginning, there is "About this program" icon shown in dialog box. It can help you check out
which kind of motherboard and which brand of Flash ROM are supported.
2. Note:
I.
In method I, if it shows two or more motherboard's model names to be selected, please make
sure your motherboard's model name again. Selecting wrong model name will cause the
system unbooted.
II. In method II, be sure that motherboard's model name in BIOS unzip file are the same as your
motherboard's. Otherwise, your system won't boot.
III. In method I, if the BIOS file you need cannot be found in @BIOS TM server, please go onto
Gigabyte's web site for downloading and updating it according to method II.
IV. Please note that any interruption during updating will cause system unbooted.
V. Do not use @BIOS and C.O.M. (Corporate Online Management) at the same time.
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RAID Levels
RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a method of combining two hard disk drives into one logical
unit. The advantage of an Array is to provide better performance or data fault tolerance. Fault tolerance is
achieved through data redundant operation, where if one drives fails, a mirrored copy of the data can be
found on another drive. This can prevent data loss if the operating system fails or hangs. The individual disk
drives in an array are called members. The configuration information of each member is recorded in the
reserved sector that identifies the drive as a member. All disk members in a formed disk array are recognized
as a single physical drive to the operating system.
Hard disk drives can be combined together through a few different methods. The different methods are
referred to as different RAID levels. Different RAID levels represent different performance levels, security
levels and implementation costs. The RAID levels which the nVIDIA® nForce4 chipset supports are RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 0+RAID 1 and JBOD.
RAID 0 (Striping)
RAID 0 reads and writes sectors of data interleaved between multiple drives. If any disk member fails, it
affects the entire array. The disk array data capacity is equal to the number of drive members times the
capacity of the smallest member. The striping block size can be set from 4KB to 128KB. RAID 0 does
not support fault tolerance.
RAID 1 (Mirroring)
RAID 1 writes duplicate data onto a pair of drives and reads both sets of data in parallel. If one of the
mirrored drives suffers a mechanical failure or does not respond, the remaining drive will continue to function.
Due to redundancy, the drive capacity of the array is the capacity of the smallest drive. Under a RAID 1
setup, an extra drive called the spare drive can be attached. Such a drive will be activated to replace a failed
drive that is part of a mirrored array. Due to the fault tolerance, if any RAID 1 drive fails, data access will not
be affected as long as there are other working drives in the array.
RAID 0+1 (Striping + Mirroring)
RAID 0+1 combines the performance of data striping (RAID 0) and the fault tolerance of disk mirroring (RAID
1). Data is striped across multiple drives and duplicated on another set of drives.
JBOD (Spanning)
A spanning disk array is equal to the sum of the all drives when the drives used are having different capacities.
Spanning stores data onto a drive until it is full, then proceeds to store files onto the next drive in the array.
When any disk member fails, the failure affects the entire array. JBOD is not really a RAID and does not
support fault tolerance.
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4-1-4 Serial ATA BIOS Setting Utility Introduction
English
Please follow the steps below to construct a complete RAID array:
1) Have ready your hard drives for RAID construction.
Note: To achieve best performance, it is recommended that the hard drives used are of similar make
and storage capacity.
2) Please attach the hard drive connectors to their appropriate location on the motherboard ie. IDE, SCSI,
or SATA.
3) Enter the motherboard BIOS and locate RAID setup (Please refer to the section on Integrated Peripherals).
4) Enter RAID setup in the BIOS and select the RAID type (For instance, enter F10 to select NVIDIA RAID;
Ctrl + S to select Silicon Image).
5) Complete driver installation.
6) Complete RAID utility installation.
More information on steps 4 and 5 is provided. (For more detailed setup information, please visit our website
at http:\\www.gigabyte.com.tw to read or download the information you need.)
Configuring the NVIDIA RAID BIOS
The NVRAID BIOS setup lets you choose the RAID array type and which hard drives you want to make part
of the array.
Entering the RAID BIOS Setup
1. After rebooting your computer, wait until you see the RAID software prompting you to press F10. The
RAID prompt appears as part of the system POST and boot process prior to loading the OS. You have a few
seconds to press F10 before the window disappears.
NVIDIA RAID IDE ROM BIOS 4.81
Copyright (C) 2004 NVIDIA Corp.
Detecting array ...
Press F10 to enter RAID setup utility ...
Press F10.
The NVIDIA RAID Utility - Define a New Array window appears (as Figure below).
NVIDIA RAID Utility Jan 12 2005
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Mirroring
Striping Block: Optimal
Free Disks
Loc
Disk Model Name
Array Disks
Loc
Disk Model Name
1.0.M
1.1.M
Maxtor 6Y080M0
Maxtor 6Y080M0
[ ] Add
[ ] Del
[ESC] Quit
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[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[TAB] Navigate
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[
] Select
[ENTER] Popup
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 down arrow key until the
mode that you want appears in the RAID Mode box - either Mirroring, Striping, Spanning, or Stripe Mirroring.
Selecting the Striping Block Size
Striping 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 between 4 KB and 128 KB.
Assigning the Disks
The disks that you enabled from the RAID Config BIOS setup page appear in the Free Disks block. These
are the drives that are available for use as RAID array disks. To designate a free disk to be used as a RAID
array disk,
1. Tab to the Free Disks section. The first disk in the list is selected.
2. Move it from the Free Disks block to the Array Disks block by pressing the rightarrow key ( ). The first disk
in the list is moved, and the next disk in the list is selected and ready to be moved.
3. Continue pressing the right-arrow key ( ) until all the disks that you want to use as RAID array disks
appear in the Array Disks block.
NVIDIA RAID Utility Jan 12 2005
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Mirroring
Striping Block: Optimal
Free Disks
Loc
Disk Model Name
Array Disks
Loc
Disk Model Name
[ ] Add
1.0.M
1.1.M
Maxtor 6Y080M0
Maxtor 6Y080M0
[ ] Del
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[TAB] Navigate
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[
] Select
[ENTER] Popup
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English
Using the "Define a New Array" Window
English
Completing the RAID BIOS Setup
After assigning your RAID array disks, press F7. The Clear disk data prompt appears.
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- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Mirroring
Striping Block: Optimal
Free Disks
Loc
Disk Model Name
Clear disk data
Array
? Disks
Loc
Disk Model Name
1.0.M
[Y]
NO
1.1.M
[ YES
] Add [N]
Maxtor 6Y080M0
Maxtor 6Y080M0
[ ] Del
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[TAB] Navigate
[
] Select
[ENTER] Popup
Press Y if you want to wipe out all the data from the RAID array, otherwise press N. You must choose Yes if
the drives were previously used as RAID drives. The Array List window appears, where you can review the
RAID arrays that you have set up.
You can select a disk array as boot device if you want to boot operating system from an array. Use the arrow
keys to select the array, then press B to specify the array as bootable.
NVIDIA RAID Utility Jan 12 2005
- Array List Boot
Id
Status
Vendor
Array Model Name
Yes
2
Healthy
NVIDIA
MIRROR 76.33G
[Ctrl-X] Exit
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[
] Select
[B] Set Boot
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[N] New Array
[ENTER] Detail
Array 2 : NVIDIA MIRROR 76.33G
- Array Detail RAID Mode: Mirroring
Striping Width : 1
Striping Block: 64K
Adapt
Channel
M/S
Index
Disk Model Name
Capacity
1
1
1
0
Master
Master
0
1
Maxtor 6Y080M0
Maxtor 6Y080M0
76.33GB
76.33GB
[R] Rebuild
[D] Delete
[C] Clear Disk
[ENTER] Return
If you want to mark this disk as empty and wipe out all its contents, press C.
At the prompt, press Y to wipe out all the data, otherwise press N.
Press Enter again to go back to the previous screen and then press Ctrl + X to exit the RAID setup.
Now that the RAID setup has been configured from the RAID BIOS, the next step is to configure and load
drivers under Windows.
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Press Enter to view and verify details. The Array Detail screen appears.
The Array Detail screen shows various information about the array that you selected, such as Striping Block
used, RAID Mode, Striping Width, Disk Model Name, and disk capacity.
English
Installing the RAID drivers
To install operating system onto a serial ATA hard disk successfully, you need to install the SATA controller
driver during OS installation. Without the driver, the hard disk may not be recognized during the Windows
setup process. First of all, copy the driver for the SATA controller from the motherboard driver CD-ROM to a
floppy disk. See the instructions below about how to copy the driver in MS-DOS mode (Note1). Prepare a startup
disk that has CD-ROM support and a blank formatted floppy disk.
Step 1: Insert the prepared startup disk and motherboard driver CD-ROM in your system. Boot from the
startup disk. Once at the A:\> prompt, change to the CD-ROM drive (example: D:\>). At the D:\> prompt, type
the following two commands. Press ENTER after each command (Fig.1):
cd bootdrv
menu
Step 2: When the controller menu (Fig.2) appears, remove the startup disk and insert the blank formatted
disk. Select the controller driver by pressing the corresponding letter from the menu. Your system will then
automatically zip and transfer this driver file to the floppy disk. Press 0 to exit when finished.
Fig.1
Fig. 2
Step 3: After completing the steps, boot from the Windows installation disk to install the RAID drivers.
Press F6 as soon as you see the "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver" message,
then supply serial ATA controller driver by this floppy disk. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
installation.
(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.)
(Note 1): For users without a startup disk.
Use an alternative system and insert the GIGABYTE motherboard drive CD-ROM. From the CDROM drive (example: D:\) double click the MENU.exe file in the BootDrv folder. A command prompt
window will open similar to that in Fig. 2.
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This motherboard provide 6 audio connector. You are able to use 2-/
4-/6-/8-channnels audio feature by audio software selection.
Introduction of audio connectors:
You may connect CD-ROM/DVD-ROM, walkman or
others audio input to Line In.
The front channels or earphone can be connected to
Line Out (Front Speaker Out).
Connect microphone to Mic In.
Connect the rear channels to Rear Speaker Out.
Connect the Center/Subwoofer channels to Center/
Subwoofer Speaker Out.
Connect the side channels to Side Speaker Out.
Line In
Rear Speaker Out
Line Out
(Front Speaker Out)
Center/Subwoofer
Speaker Out
Mic In
Side Speaker
Out
Following pictures are in Windows XP.
Stereo Speakers Connection and Settings:
We recommend that you use the speaker with amplifier to acquire the best sound effect if the stereo output
is applied.
STEP 1:
Connect the stereo speakers or earphone to "Line
Out".
Line Out
STEP 2 :
Following installation of the audio driver, you find a
Sound Effect
icon on the lower right hand taskbar.
Click the icon to select the function.
To set up an 8 channel audio configuration, you must use Audio Combo Kit (optional device).
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4-1-5 2- / 4- / 6- / 8- Channel Audio Function Introduction
English
STEP 3:
Click "Speaker Configuration" then click on the
left selection bar and select "2CH Speaker" to
complete 2 channel audio configuration.
4 Channel Audio Setup
STEP 1 :
Connect the front channels to "Front Speaker Out",
the rear channels to "Rear Speaker Out".
Front Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
STEP 2 :
Following installation of the audio driver, you find a
Sound Effect
icon on the lower right hand taskbar.
Click the icon to select the function.
STEP 3:
Click "Speaker Configuration" then click on the
left selection bar and select "4CH Speaker" to
complete 4 channel audio configuration.
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STEP 1 :
Connect the front channels to "Front Speaker Out",
the rear channels to "Rear Speaker Out", and the
Center/Subwoofer channels to "Center/Subwoofer
Speaker Out".
Front Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Center/Subwoofer
Speaker Out
STEP 2 :
Following installation of the audio driver, you find a
Sound Effect
icon on the lower right hand taskbar.
Click the icon to select the function.
STEP 3:
Click "Speaker Configuration" then click on the
left selection bar and select "6CH Speaker" to
complete 6 channel audio configuration.
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6 Channel Audio Setup
English
8 Channel Audio Setup
STEP 1 :
Connect the front channels to "Front Speaker Out",
the rear channels to "Rear Speaker Out", the Center/
Subwoofer channels to "Center/Subwoofer Speaker
Out", and the side channels to "Side Speaker Out".
Front Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Center/Subwoofer
Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
STEP 2 :
Following installation of the audio driver, you find a
Sound Effect
icon on the lower right hand taskbar.
Click the icon to select the function.
STEP 3:
Click "Speaker Configuration" then click on the
left selection bar and select "6CH Speaker" to
complete 6 channel audio configuration.
Sound Effect Configuration:
At the sound effect menu, users can adjust sound
option settings as desired.
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Troubleshooting
Below is a collection of general asked questions. To check general asked questions based on a specific
motherboard model, please log on to http://www.gigabyte.com.tw
Question 1: I cannot see some options that were included in previous BIOS after updating BIOS. Why?
Answer: Some advanced options are hidden in new BIOS version. Please press Ctrl and F1 keys after
entering BIOS menu and you will be able to see these options.
Questions 2: Why is the light of my keyboard/optical mouse still on after computer shuts down?
Answer: In some boards, a small amount of electricity is kept on standby after computer shuts down and
that's why the light is still on.
Question 3: How do I clear CMOS?
Answer: If your board has a Clear CMOS jumper, please refer to the Clear CMOS steps in the manual. If your
board doesn't have such jumper, you can take off the on-board battery to leak voltage to clear CMOS.
Please refer to the steps below:
Steps:
1. Turn off power.
2. Disconnect the power cord from MB.
3. Take out the battery gently and put it aside for about 10 minutes (Or you can use a metal object to
connect the positive and negative pins in the battery holder to makethem short for one minute).
4. Re-insert the battery to the battery holder.
5. Connect power cord to MB again and turn on power.
6. Press Del to enter BIOS and load Fail-Safe Defaults(or load Optimized Defaults).
7. Save changes and reboot the system.
Question 4: Why do I still get a weak sound after turning up the speaker to the maximum volume?
Answer: Please make sure the speaker you are using is equipped with an internal amplifier. If not, please
change another speaker with power/amplifier and try again later.
Question 5: Sometimes I hear different continuous beeps from computer after system boots up. What do
these beeps usually stand for?
Answer: The beep codes below may help you identify the possible computer problems. However, they are
only for reference purposes. The situations might differ from case to case.
AMI BIOS Beep Codes
*Computer gives 1 short beep when system boots successfully.
*Except for beep code 8, these codes are always fatal.
1 beep Refresh failure
2 beeps Parity error
3 beeps Base 64K memory failure
4 beeps Timer not operational
5 beeps Processor error
6 beeps 8042 - gate A20 failure
7 beeps Processor exception interrupt error
8 beeps Display memory read/write failure
9 beeps ROM checksum error
10 beeps CMOS shutdown register read/write error
11 beeps Cache memory bad
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AWARD BIOS Beep Codes
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error
1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error
1 long 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: DRAM error
Continuous short beeps: Power error
Appendix
English
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G.B.T. TECHNOLOGY TRADING GMBH
Tech. Support :
Non-Tech. Support(Sales/Marketing) :
http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
WEB address : http://www.giga-byte.nl
http://tw.giga-byte.com/TechSupport/ServiceCenter.htm
Non-Tech. Support(Sales/Marketing) :
http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
WEB address : http://www.gigabyte.de
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Appendix
English
China
Russia
NINGBO G.B.T. TECH. TRADING CO., LTD.
Moscow Representative Office Of GIGA-BYTE Technology Co.,
Tech. Support :
http://tw.giga-byte.com/TechSupport/ServiceCenter.htm
Ltd.
Tech. Support :
Non-Tech. Support(Sales/Marketing) :
http://tw.giga-byte.com/TechSupport/ServiceCenter.htm
http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
Non-Tech. Support(Sales/Marketing) :
WEB address : http://www.gigabyte.com.cn
Shanghai
http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
WEB address : http://www.gigabyte.ru
Poland
TEL: +86-021-63410999
FAX: +86-021-63410100
Office of GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd. in POLAND
Beijing
TEL: +86-10-62102838
Tech. Support :
http://tw.giga-byte.com/TechSupport/ServiceCenter.htm
FAX: +86-10-62102848
Non-Tech. Support(Sales/Marketing) :
Wuhan
http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
TEL: +86-27-87851061
FAX: +86-27-87851330
WEB address : http://www.gigabyte.pl
Serbia & Montenegro
GuangZhou
Representative Office Of GIGA-BYTE Technology Co., Ltd. in
TEL: +86-20-87586074
SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
FAX: +86-20-85517843
Chengdu
Tech. Support :
http://tw.giga-byte.com/TechSupport/ServiceCenter.htm
TEL: +86-28-85236930
Non-Tech. Support(Sales/Marketing) :
FAX: +86-28-85256822
http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
Xian
TEL: +86-29-85531943
WEB address: http://www.gigabyte.co.yu
Czech Republic
FAX: +86-29-85539821
Representative Office Of GIGA-BYTE Technology Co., Ltd. in
Shenyang
CZECH REPUBLIC
TEL: +86-24-23960918
FAX: +86-24-23960918-809
Tech. Support :
http://tw.giga-byte.com/TechSupport/ServiceCenter.htm
Australia
Non-Tech. Support(Sales/Marketing) :
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY PTY. LTD.
http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
Tech. Support :
http://tw.giga-byte.com/TechSupport/ServiceCenter.htm
WEB address: http://www.gigabyte.cz
Romania
Non-Tech. Support(Sales/Marketing) :
Representative Office Of GIGA-BYTE Technology Co., Ltd. in
http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
Romania
WEB address : http://www.giga-byte.com.au
France
Tech. Support :
http://tw.giga-byte.com/TechSupport/ServiceCenter.htm
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY FRANCE S.A.R.L.
Non-Tech. Support(Sales/Marketing) :
Tech. Support :
http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
http://tw.giga-byte.com/TechSupport/ServiceCenter.htm
Non-Tech. Support(Sales/Marketing) :
WEB address: http://www.gigabyte.com.ro
http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw/nontech.asp
WEB address : http://www.gigabyte.fr
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