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AP1710-E1
Dual Intel® Xeon™ Pedestal/5U Rackmount Server
800 MHz Front Side Bus
E1779
First Edition V1
November 2004
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Contents
Notices ............................................................................................... vii
Safety information ............................................................................ viii
About this guide ................................................................................. ix
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
System package contents .................................................... 1-2
1.2
System specifications .......................................................... 1-3
1.2
System specifications .......................................................... 1-4
1.3
Front panel features ............................................................. 1-5
1.4
Rear panel features .............................................................. 1-7
1.5
Internal features ................................................................... 1-8
1.6
LED information .................................................................. 1-12
1.6.1
System and HDD LED ........................................... 1-12
1.6.2
Dual/redundant power supply LED ....................... 1-13
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.1
Chassis cover ....................................................................... 2-2
2.1.1
Removing the side cover ........................................ 2-2
2.1.2
Reinstalling the side cover ...................................... 2-3
2.2
Motherboard information ...................................................... 2-4
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 2-5
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.3.1
Overview ................................................................. 2-5
2.3.2
Installing the CPU .................................................... 2-5
2.3.3
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan ........................ 2-7
System memory ................................................................... 2-9
2.4.1
Overview ................................................................. 2-9
2.4.2
Memory configurations ........................................... 2-9
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM ................................................... 2-11
2.4.4
Removing a DIMM ................................................. 2-11
Front panel assembly ......................................................... 2-12
2.5.1
Removing the front panel assembly ..................... 2-12
2.5.2
Reinstalling the front panel assembly ................... 2-14
5.25-inch drives ................................................................. 2-15
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Contents
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
Hard disk drives .................................................................. 2-18
2.7.1
Installing a hot-swap SATA/SCSI HDD .................. 2-18
2.7.2
Installing an internal IDE/SATA HDD ..................... 2-20
Expansion cards .................................................................. 2-24
2.8.1
Installing a standard size expansion card ............. 2-24
2.8.2
Installing a long expansion card ............................ 2-26
2.8.3
Removing an expansion card ................................ 2-27
Cable connections .............................................................. 2-28
2.9.1
Motherboard connections ..................................... 2-28
2.9.2
SATA backplane connections
(in AA4 models only) ........................................... 2-29
2.9.3
SCSI backplane connections
(in AS8 and AS4 models only) ............................. 2-32
Removable components ..................................................... 2-38
2.10.1 Air duct ................................................................. 2-38
2.10.2 Chassis fan ........................................................... 2-40
2.10.3 HDD blower ........................................................... 2-42
2.10.4 SATA/SCSI backplane ........................................... 2-46
2.10.5 Floppy disk drive ................................................... 2-48
2.10.6 Front I/O board .................................................... 2-50
2.10.7 Chassis footpads and roller wheels ...................... 2-52
2.10.8 Power suppy modules ........................................... 2-54
Chapter 3:
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Installation options
3.1
Installing a second SCSI drive cage ...................................... 3-2
3.2
Installing an IDE drive cage ................................................... 3-5
3.3
Upgrading to a dual or redundant power supply .................. 3-7
3.4
Installing a power supply module ......................................... 3-9
3.5
Mounting the system to a rack .......................................... 3-11
3.5.1
Removing the footpads or roller wheels ............... 3-11
3.5.2
Removing the top cover ....................................... 3-11
3.5.3
Attaching the rack rails ........................................ 3-11
Contents
Chapter 4:
Motherboard info
4.1
Motherboard layout .............................................................. 4-2
4.2
Jumpers ................................................................................ 4-4
4.3
Internal connectors ............................................................ 4-10
Chapter 5:
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
BIOS information
Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 5-2
5.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 5-2
5.1.2
AFUDOS utility ........................................................ 5-3
5.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ................................ 5-6
5.1.4
ASUS Update utility ................................................ 5-7
BIOS setup program ........................................................... 5-10
5.2.1
BIOS menu screen ................................................. 5-11
5.2.2
Menu bar ............................................................... 5-11
5.2.3
Navigation keys .................................................... 5-11
5.2.4
Menu items ........................................................... 5-12
5.2.5
Sub-menu items ................................................... 5-12
5.2.6
Configuration fields .............................................. 5-12
5.2.7
Pop-up window ..................................................... 5-12
5.2.8
Scroll bar .............................................................. 5-12
5.2.9
General help .......................................................... 5-12
Main menu .......................................................................... 5-13
5.3.1
System Time ......................................................... 5-13
5.3.2
System Date ......................................................... 5-13
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A ................................................ 5-13
5.3.4
Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave ......... 5-14
5.3.5
IDE Configuration .................................................. 5-15
5.3.6
System Information .............................................. 5-16
Advanced menu .................................................................. 5-17
5.4.1
USB Configuration ................................................. 5-17
5.4.2
MPS Configuration ................................................ 5-18
5.4.3
Remote Access Configuration .............................. 5-19
5.4.4
CPU Configuration ................................................. 5-20
5.4.5
Chipset ................................................................. 5-21
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5.5
5.6
5.7
5.4.6
Onboard Devices Configuration ............................ 5-22
5.4.7
PCI PnP ................................................................. 5-23
Power menu ........................................................................ 5-25
5.5.1
ACPI APIC Support ................................................ 5-25
5.5.2
APM Configuration ................................................ 5-26
5.5.3
Hardware Monitor ................................................. 5-28
Boot menu .......................................................................... 5-30
5.6.1
Boot Device Priority .............................................. 5-30
5.6.2
Hard Disk Drives ................................................... 5-30
5.6.3
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 5-31
5.6.4
Security ................................................................ 5-32
Exit menu ........................................................................... 5-35
Appendix:
A.1
A.2
A.3
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Reference information
600 W single power supply .................................................. A-2
A.1.1
General description ................................................. A-2
A.1.2
Specifications ......................................................... A-3
600 W dual/redundant power supply ................................... A-4
A.2.1
General description ................................................. A-4
A.2.2
Specifications ......................................................... A-5
Simple fixes .......................................................................... A-6
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
W A R N I N G ! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to
the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical Safety
• Before installing or removing signal cables, ensure that the power cables
for the system unit and all attached devices are unplugged.
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing any additional devices to or from the system,
ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the
signal cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from
the existing system before you add a device.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your dealer.
Operation Safety
• Any mechanical operation on this server must be conducted by certified
or experienced engineers.
• Before operating the server, carefully read all the manuals included with
the server package.
• Before using the server, make sure all cables are correctly connected and
the power cables are not damaged. If any damage is detected, contact
your dealer as soon as possible.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Place the server on a
stable surface.
This product is equipped with a three-wire power cable and plug for the
user’s safety. Use the power cable with a properly grounded electrical
outlet to avoid electrical shock.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
C A U T I O N ! 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.
CD-ROM Drive Safety Warning
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
Heavy System
C A U T I O N ! This server system is heavy. Ask for assistance when
moving or carrying the system.
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About this guide
Audience
This user guide is intended for system integrators and experienced users
with at least basic knowledge of configuring a server.
Contents
This guide contains the following parts:
1.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
This chapter describes the general features of the server, including
sections on front panel and rear panel specifications.
2.
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to
perform when installing or removing system components.
3.
Chapter 3: Installation options
This chapter describes how to install optional components into the
barebone server.
4.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes
with the server. This chapter includes the motherboard layout, jumper
settings, and connector locations.
5.
Chapter 5: BIOS information
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
6.
Appendix: Reference information
This appendix gives information on the standard or redundant power
supply that came with the barebone server. This section also provides
a troubleshooting guide for solving common problems when using the
barebone server.
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Conventions
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying
to complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : Tips and information to aid in completing a task.
Reference
Visit the ASUS websites worldwide that provide updated information for all
ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact
information for details.
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This chapter describes the general
features of the barebone server,
including sections on the front
panel and rear panel specifications.
ASUS AP1710-E1
Product introduction
Chapter 1
1-1
1.1
System package contents
Check your ASUS AP1710-E1 package with the items on the following
table. The package contents vary for the following configurations:
•
•
•
•
AS8
AS4
AA4
AI4
(eight hot-swap SCSI hard disk drives)
(four hot-swap SCSI hard disk drives)
(four hot-swap SATA hard disk drives)
(four internal SATA/IDE hard disk drives)
Configurations
Item Description
AS8
AS4
AA4
AI4
ASUS AK25 5U rackmount chassis with:
• ASUS NCLV-D (A) motherboard
• 600 W single/dual/redundant power supply
1
• SATA backplane board
2
1
• HDD blower
2
1
1
• Hot-swap HDD trays (including HDD screws)
8
4
4
4
4
• SCSI backplane board
• ASUS U320 SCSI card and cable
• 52x CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
• Floppy disk drive
• Air duct
• Chassis fan
• Internal HDD rails (4 pairs)
• Chassis roller wheels (4 sets)
• Front I/O board
• SATA signal cable (4 sets)
• SATA power cable
• SMBus cable
• Dummy covers
8
• Parallel port cable
AC power cable
System screws and cables
System keys ( 2 pcs.)
Bundled CDs
• AP1710-E1 support CD with ASWM*
• Computer Associates® eTrust™ anti-virus CD
Documentation
• ASUS AP1710-E1 user guide
• ASUS ASWM 2.0 user guide
Optional items
• ASUS AK25 rackmount rail kit
• ASUS AK25 300 W power module
for redundant power supply**
*ASUS System Web-based Management
** This optional item is available only if you purchased a 600 W dual power supply.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.2
System specifications
The ASUS AP1710-E1 is a barebone server system featuring the ASUS
NCLV-D(A) motherboard. The server supports dual Intel® Xeon™ processors
in 604-pin sockets, and includes the latest technologies through the
chipsets embedded on the motherboard.
Chassis
Pedestal or rackmount 5U with removable front door bezel
and chassis foot stand or roller-wheels.
Motherboard
ASUS NCLV-D (A) (E-ATX form factor: 12 in x 10.5 in)
Chipset
Northbridge: Intel® E7320 Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
Southbridge: Intel® 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub (ICH)
Processor
Dual 604-pin sockets for Intel® Xeon™ processors with
Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EM64T)
Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Front Side Bus
800 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
4 x 184-pin DIMM sockets support registered ECC
333 MHz DDR memory modules
Supports 256 MB up to 8 GB of system memory
Ready for 4 GB DDR DIMMs for up to 16 GB of system
memory
LAN
Dual Gigabit LAN controller
• Broadcom BCM5721 Gigabit LAN controller
- PCI Express 1.0a specifications compliant
• Broadcom BCM5705E Gigabit LAN controller
- PCI 2.3 specifications compliant
RAID
Intel® 6300ESB Southbridge supports:
- 2 x Serial ATA with RAID 0, RAID 1configuration and
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology
Adaptec AIC-8130 PCI-X SATA-II controller (for AA4
models only) supports:
- 4 x SATAII 300 with RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1
configuration
- Zero-Channel RAID (optional)
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1.2
1-4
System specifications
Expansion
slots
1 x PCI Express x8 slot (PCI Express 1.0a, x4 Link)
1 x PCI-X 66 MHz/64-bit slot (PCI-X 1.0)
1 x PCI-X 66 MHz/64-bit slot (supports ZCR, PCI-X 1.0)*
2 x PCI 33 MHz/32-bit/5V (PCI 2.3)
1 x Mini-PCI socket for the ASUS Server Management Board
Drive bays
1 x 3.25-inch FDD bay
3 x 5.25-inch drive bays
Front panel
2 x USB ports
Rear panel
1 x Serial port
1 x Parallel port
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
2 x LAN (RJ-45) ports
2 x USB ports
1 x VGA port
Management
ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM) 2.0
Hardware
monitors
Voltage, temperature, CPU and memory utilization, and fan
speed monitoring
Automatic Server Restart (ASR) feature
Power supply
600 W single/dual/redundant power supply
(with 24-pin and 8-pin power plugs)
•
Only models with the optional Serial ATA controller support Zero
Channel RAID (ZCR).
•
*In AS8/AS4 models, the ASUS U320 SCSI card occupies one
64-bit PCI-X slot.
•
Refer to “Chapter 4 Motherboard information” for details on the
internal connectors.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3
Front panel features
The AP1710-E1 chassis displays a stylish front bezel with lock. The bezel
covers the system components on the front panel and serves as security.
Open the bezel to access the front panel components.
The drive bays, power and reset
buttons, LED indicators, CD-ROM drive,
floppy drive, and USB 2.0 ports are
located on the front panel. For future
installation of 5.25-inch devices, two
drive bays are available.
(AS8)
CD-ROM drive
Empty 5.25-inch bays
Power button
Reset button
Message LED
HDD access LED
Power LED
Floppy disk drive
USB 2.0 ports
Drive bays
Security lock
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To access front I/O ports and floppy disk drive without opening the bezel,
hold the tab and move the sliding panel (rightmost panel) to the left as
shown.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.4
Rear panel features
The rear panel includes a slot for the motherboard rear I/O ports,
expansion slots, a chassis lock and intrusion switch, a vent for the system
fan, and power supply module.
Single power supply model
Power supply module
PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
USB ports
Serial port
Po
wer connector
ow
12 cm system fan
Chassis cover lock
VGA port
Gigabit LAN ports
SCSI connectors*
Expansion slots
Parallel port
* On AS8/AS4
configuration only
Redundant power supply model
Power connectors
300 W power supply
modules**
** The third power
supply module for
redundant power
supply is optional.
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1.5
Internal features
The barebone server system includes the basic components as shown. The
photo below shows the AP1710-E1 with its air duct and hard disk drive
blowers installed. The air duct provides cool air from the outside through
the chassis side cover vent for the system to maintain optimum thermal
performance. The HDD blowers circulate cool air within the system.
1
2
1. Air duct
2. HDD blowers
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
The succeeding photos show the system without its air duct installed to
reveal the internal components.
AI4 (four internal IDE/SATA configuration)
6
1
7
2
8
4
3
9
5
10
1.
Power supply cage
6.
CD-ROM drive
2.
Chassis fan
7.
2 x 5.25-inch drive bays
3.
NCLV-D (A) motherboard
8.
Hard disk drive cage
4.
Chassis intrusion switch
9.
Front I/O board
5.
Expansion card locks
10. Chassis roller wheels
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AA4 (four hot-swap SATA configuration)
6
1
7
2
11
12
3
4
9
5
10
AS4 (four hot-swap SCSI configuration)
13
11
14
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
AS8 (eight hot-swap SCSI configuration)
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11
15
16
14
1.
Power supply cage
9.
Front I/O board
2.
Chassis fan
10. Chassis roller wheels
3.
NCLV-D (A) motherboard
11. HDD blower*
4.
Chassis intrusion switch
12. SATA backplane (hidden)
5.
Expansion card locks
13. SCSI backplane (hidden)
6.
CD-ROM drive
14. ASUS U320 SCSI card
7.
2 x 5.25-inch drive bays
15. Second SCSI backplane (hidden)
8.
Hard disk drive cage
16. Second HDD blower*
* The hard disk drive cage is behind
the blower.
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1.6
LED information
The barebone system comes with five LED indicators. Refer to the following
table for the LED status description.
1.6.1
System and HDD LED
Power LED (blue)
HDD Access LED (green)
!
Message LED (red)
Drive Status LED (green/red)
Drive Activity LED (green)
LED
Icon
Display status
Description
Power LED
ON
Blinking
System power ON
System is in suspend mode
HDD Access LED
OFF
Blinking
No activity
Read/write data into the HDD
OFF
Blinking
System is normal; no incoming event
ASMS indicates a HW monitor event
Green
Bridge board connected to backplane
Installed HDD is in good condition
Red
HDD failure
Green/Red - Blinking
HDD rebuilding using the RAID card
SAF-TE* function
Blinking
Read/write data into the HDD
System
Message LED
!
Hard disk drives
Drive Status LED
Drive Activity LED
*SCSI Access Fault-Tolerant Enclosure (on AS4 and AS8 models only)
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.6.2
•
The Power, HDD Access, and Message LEDs are visible even if the
system front bezel is closed.
•
For AA4 configuration:
1.
The Drive Activity LEDs do not light up.
2.
The Drive Status LEDs only light up green to indicate that the
installed Serial ATA HDD is in good condition.
Dual/redundant power supply LED
Display status
Description
Red
Standby
(Power cords plugged)
Green
Power on
Power off
Power cords unplugged
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform when
installing or removing system components.
ASUS AP1120-E1
Hardware setup
Chapter 2
2-1
2.1
Chassis cover
The chassis features a “screwless design” that allows convenient assembly
and disassembly. You can simply push or slide mechanical bolts and locks to
remove the cover.
2.1.1
1.
Removing the side cover
Push up the chassis lock on the
rear panel to release the side
cover.
1
2.
Slide the side cover for about
half an inch toward the rear until
it is disengaged from the
chassis.
2
2-2
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
Viewing the internal structure
Without the side cover, the internal structure and installed components of
the barebone server vary depending on the model you purchased. Refer to
section “1.5 Internal features” for the different model configurations.
Perform the procedures in the succeeding sections to install the CPU,
system memory, disk drives, and expansion cards; replace fans and power
supply; and connect the system cables.
You may need to remove some of the installed components to access
the DIMM sockets and internal connectors. Refer to section “2.10
Removable components” for instructions.
2.1.2
Reinstalling the side cover
To reinstall the side cover:
1.
Match and insert the hooks of
the cover to the elongated
holes on the side of the chassis.
All the six hooks (three each on
the top and bottom) of the
cover must properly fit the
designated holes.
2.
Slide the cover toward the front
until it snaps in place.
3.
Push down the chassis lock to
secure the side cover.
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2
3
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2.2
Motherboard information
The barebone server comes with the NCLV-D(A) motherboard already
installed. The motherboard is secured to the chassis by nine (9) screws as
indicated by the circles in the illustration below.
Refer to “Chapter 4 Motherboard information” for detailed information
on the motherboard.
NCLV-D
Place this side
towards the rear
of the chassis
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing any
motherboard component or connection. Failure to do so may cause you
physical injury and may damage motherboard components.
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
2.3.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with surface mount 604-pin Zero Insertion Force
(ZIF) sockets. The sockets are designed for the Intel® Xeon™ processor in
the 604-pin package with 1 MB L2 cache. The new generation Xeon™
processor supports 800 MHz system bus and Extended Memory 64-bit
Technology (EM64T).
NCLV-D
Intel Xeon
Gold Arrow
Pin A1
NCLV-D CPU Socket 604
Before installing the CPU, remove the chassis fan attached to the inner
side of the rear panel to allow enough space for the installation. Refer to
section “2.10 Removable components” for details.
2.3.2
Installing the CPU
Note in the above illustration that the CPU has a gold triangular mark on
one corner. This mark indicates the processor Pin 1 that should match a
specific corner of the CPU socket.
If installing only one CPU, use the socket CPU1.
Socket for CPU1
Socket for CPU2
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Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and
severely damage the CPU!
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the 604-pin ZIF sockets
on the motherboard. Flip up the
socket lever and push it all the
way to the other side.
Make sure that the socket
lever is pushed back all the
way; otherwise the CPU does
not fit in completely.
Socket for CPU1
2.
Position the CPU above the
socket as shown.
3.
Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one
correct orientation. DO NOT
force the CPU into the socket
to prevent bending the pins
and damaging the CPU!
Marked corner
(gold arrow)
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4.
Carefully push down the socket
lever to secure the CPU. The
lever clicks on the side tab to
indicate that it is locked.
5.
Apply the thermal interface
material (thermal grease) to the
top of the CPU. This thermal
grease should come with the CPU
package.
6.
Repeat steps 1 to 5 to install a
second CPU.
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2.3.3
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel® Xeon™ processors require an Intel certified heatsink and fan
assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
When you buy a boxed Intel CPU, the package includes the heatsink, fan,
retention brackets, screws, thermal grease, installation manual, and other
items that are necessary for CPU installation.
•
Make sure that you have applied the thermal grease to the top of
the CPU before installing the heatsink and fan.
•
Refer to the installation manual that came with the CPU package for
details on heatsink/fan assembly and installation.
CPU heatsink (top view)
CPU heatsink (bottom view)
Heatsink screw
Before installing the CPU heatsinks, ensure that the jumpers FM_CPU1
and FM_CPU2 are set correctly depending on the pin definition of your
CPU fan cables. Refer to section “4.2 Jumpers” for information on these
jumpers.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that
the four screws on the heatsink
align with the nuts on the
support plate.
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2.
3.
Use a Phillips screwdriver to
tighten the four heatsink screws
in a diagonal sequence.
4
2
1
3
Connect the fan cable to the
4-pin connector labeled
CPU_FAN1.
Do not forget to connect the
CPU fan connector! Hardware
monitoring errors may occur if
you fail to plug this connector.
4.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 to install
the other heatsink if you have
installed a second CPU, then
connect the fan cable to the
4-pin connector labeled
CPU_FAN2.
The heatsinks appear as shown
when installed.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline
Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets.
A DDR module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but has a
184-pin footprint. DDR DIMMs are notched to match the break on the
socket and ensure correct installation.
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR DIMM sockets:
NCLV-D
104 Pins
80 Pins
DDR_B2
DDR_A2
DDR_B1
DDR_A1
NCLV-D 184-Pin DDR DIMM sockets
2.4.2
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB registered ECC DDR
DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules from
the same vendor. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the
latest QVL.
•
Due to chipset resource allocation, the system may detect less than
8 GB system memory when you installed four 2 GB DDR memory
modules.
•
This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of
128 Mb chips or double-sided x16 memory modules.
•
Installing DDR DIMMs other than the recommended configurations
may cause memory sizing error or system boot failure. Use any of
the recommended configurations on the next page.
•
When all four sockets are populated with 2 GB DIMMs (total 8 GB),
the system may detect only less than 8 GB due to resource
allocation on onboard devices.
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Recommended memory configurations
Sockets
Mode
DDR_B2
(blue)
DDR_A2
(blue)
DDR_B1
(black)
Single-channel
(1) Populated
—
(2)
—
Populated
—
—
Dual-channel*
(1) Populated Populated
—
DDR_A1
(black)
—
—
—
(2) Populated Populated Populated Populated
* For dual-channel configuration, you may:
•
•
install identical DIMMs in all four sockets, or
install identical (the same type and size) DIMM pair in DDR_B2
and DDR_A2 (blue sockets) only.
Obtain DDR DIMMs only from ASUS qualified vendors for better system
performance. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest
QVL.
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2.4.3
Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs
or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage
to both the motherboard and the components.
2
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket such
that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the
socket.
DDR DIMM notch
1
1
Unlocked retaining clip
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.
DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Locked retaining clip
2.4.4
Removing a DIMM
2
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1.
Simultaneously press the
retaining clips outward to unlock
the DIMM.
1
1
DDR DIMM notch
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining
clips. The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.
2.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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2.5
Front panel assembly
2.5.1
Removing the front panel assembly
Before you can install a 5.25-inch drive, you should first remove the
front panel assembly (front bezel and front panel cover). The front panel
assembly is attached to the chassis through four h o o k e d t a b s on the
left side and four h i n g e - l i k e t a b s on the right side.
To remove the front panel assembly:
1.
Pull the lock lever (blue bar) on the
front edge of the chassis outward to
release the front panel assembly.
Lock lever
2.
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Pull and swing the left edge of the front
panel outward.
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3.
Unhook the hinge-like tabs from the holes on the right side of the
front panel to completely detach the front panel assembly from the
chassis.
Do not use too much force when removing the front panel assembly.
Hinge-like tab
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2.5.2
Reinstalling the front panel assembly
To reinstall the front panel assembly (front bezel and front panel cover):
1.
Insert the four hinge-like tabs to the holes on the right edge of the
chassis.
2.
Swing the front panel to the left and fit the four (4) hooked tabs to
the left side of the chassis until the tabs snap back in place.
1
Hinge-like tab
2
Hooked tab
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2.6
5.25-inch drives
If you have previously used and powered up the system, and that it may
be connected to an AC power source, make sure to unplug the power
cable before installing or removing any system components. Failure to
do so may cause damage to the motherboard and other system
components!
Three 5.25-inch drive bays are
located on the upper front part of
the chassis. A CD-ROM drive that
comes standard with the system
package occupies the uppermost bay
(labeled 1). The two lower bays
(labeled 2 and 3) are available for
additional 5.25-inch devices.
1
2
3
To install a 5.25-inch drive:
1.
Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver
to remove the screws that
secure the metal cover of the
bay where you want to install
the drive.
2.
From the side of the drive bay,
slide the drive bay lock by
pushing it to the left to release
the drive lock bar.
Drive lock bar
Drive bay lock
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3.
When released, pull up the drive bay lock bar. Underneath the lock bar
are two pegs that match the holes on the drive bay. This mechanism
secures the drive to the bay in place of screws.
Lock pegs
Drive bay holes
4. While holding up the drive lock
bar, carefully insert a 5.25-inch
drive into the bay, until the back
of the drive aligns to the rear
edge of the drive cage.
Due to space constraints inside the chassis, do not insert the drive all
the way at this time. This will allow you enough space to easily connect
the drive cables.
5.
Connect the IDE cable to the IDE
connector on the back of the
drive.
6.
Connect a 4-pin plug from the
power supply to the power
connector on the back of the
drive.
IDE cable
Power plug
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7.
Make sure that the drive and
bay holes align as shown. When
in place, the drive protrudes
about an inch from the front
panel.
8.
Pull down the bar lock and insert
the lock pegs to the drive/bay
holes, then push the drive lock
to the right to secure the drive.
9.
On the front panel assembly, detach the plastic bay cover opposite
the 5.25-inch drive that you installed by pressing the two hooked tabs
on each side of the bay cover.
10. Reinstall the front panel assembly when done. Refer to section “2.5.2
Reinstalling the front panel assembly” for instructions.
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2.7
Hard disk drives
2.7.1
Installing a hot-swap SATA/SCSI HDD
If you purchased an AS8, AS4, or AA4 configured model, follow these
instructions to install a hot-swap SATA or SCSI hard disk drive (HDD).
1.
Open the front bezel to access the hot-swap drive trays.
2.
Release a drive tray by pushing
the spring lock to the right,
then pulling the tray lever
outward. The drive tray ejects
slightly after you pull out the
lever.
3.
Firmly hold the tray lever and
pull the drive tray out of the
bay.
4.
An empty drive tray requires a metal bracket for support. Use a
Phillips (cross) screwdriver to remove the bracket when you are ready
to install a hard disk in the drive tray.
Spring lock
Tray lever
Metal bracket
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5. Place a SATA or an SCA SCSI
hard disk to the drive tray, and
secure it with four screws.
6. Carefully insert drive tray and
push it all the way to the depth of
the bay until just a small fraction
of the tray edge protrudes.
7. Push the tray lever until it clicks,
and secures the drive tray in
place. The drive tray is correctly
placed when its front edge aligns
with the bay edge.
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2.7.2
Installing an internal IDE/SATA HDD
If you purchased an internal IDE/SATA model (AI4), your package comes
with specially designed hard disk drive rails. Depending on which bay you
wish to install your hard disk drive, the orientation of the drive rails vary so
that the screw holes match those on the drive.
For identification purposes, the drive rails are referred to as “Rail 1” and
“Rail 2” as shown below.
Rail 1
Rail handle
Hole 1
Hole 2
Hole
4
Hole 3
Rail 2
Take note of the correct orientation of the drive rails. There is only one
c o r r e c t way to attach the rails when installing drives on the hard disk
drive cage.
Installing an IDE hard disk drive to the first hard disk
drive cage
To install an IDE hard disk drive to the first hard disk drive cage:
1.
Remove the front panel assembly. Refer to section 2.5.1 for
instructions.
2.
Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver to attach R a i l 1 to the side of the
drive as shown. The rail end should be on the side of the drive
connectors.
Rail
handle
Drive connectors
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Hole 1
Hole 3
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3.
Attach R a i l 2 to the other side of the drive as shown. The rail end
should be on the side of the drive connectors.
Rail handle
Hole 1
Hole 3
4.
Check the HDD jumper setting.
Refer to the label pasted on the
HDD for the description of
jumper settings. The setting
“Cable Select” is recommended.
5.
Carefully insert the drive into a
bay on the front panel.
6.
Push the drive all the way to the
depth of the bay until the rail
locks clicks, indicating that the
drive is securely in place.
7.
Connect the IDE and power
cables to their corresponding
connectors on the back of the
drive.
8.
Follow steps 2 to 6 to install
other hard disk drives.
9.
Reinstall the front panel
assembly when done.
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In
stalling a Serial ATA HDD to the first hard disk drive cage
nstalling
To install a Serial ATA hard disk drive to the first hard disk drive cage:
1.
Follow instructions 1 to 6 of the previous section.
2.
Connect the 15-pin SATA power
plug to the power connector at
the back of the drive.
3.
Connect the other end of the
SATA power cable to a 4-pin
plug (female) from the power
supply unit.
4.
Connect one end of the supplied
7-pin SATA cable to the SATA
connector at the back of the
drive, then connect the other
end to a SATA connector on the
motherboard. Refer to the
motherboard user guide for the
location of the SATA
connectors.
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Installing an HDD dummy cover
The HDD dummy covers come pre-installed on the front panel bezel. In
case you removed the covers, follow these steps to re-install them.
To install an HDD dummy cover:
1.
From the inside of the front
panel assembly, insert the flat
end of a dummy cover into the
slot as shown. The end with the
hook tab should be close to the
front panel LEDs.
Flat end
2.
Press the dummy cover into the
slot opening until the hook tab
clicks in place.
Hook tab
3.
When installed, the dummy
cover appears as shown.
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2.8
Expansion cards
The chassis is designed with a screwless expansion slot frame on the rear
panel. This design feature allows you to install or remove an expansion card
in less steps.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause physical injury, and damage
to the card and motheboard components!
2.8.1
Installing a standard size expansion card
To install a standard size expansion card:
1.
Remove the plastic card lock opposite the slot where you wish to
install the expansion card. Release the card lock by pressing the
center tabs and pushing outward. Set the card lock aside for later use.
Card lock tab
2.
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Carefully install an expansion
card making sure that it is
properly seated on the slot.
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3.
When the card is in place, secure
it with the plastic card lock that
you removed earlier.
Card lock tab
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2.8.2
Installing a long expansion card
The A S 4 , A A 4
4, and A I 4 models support long expansion cards. Refer to
the instructions in this section to install a long expansion card.
To install a long expansion card:
1.
Remove the plastic card lock opposite the slot where you wish to
install the expansion card. Release the card lock by pressing the
center tabs and pushing outward. Set the card lock aside for later use.
2.
Tilt the long card as shown while
aligning the metal bracket with
the slot opening on the rear
panel.
3.
When the card is inside the
chassis, push down the end of
the card until it is level with the
PCI slot.
4.
Push the card connector into
the PCI slot until it is securely
seated.
5.
When the card is in place,
secure it with the plastic card
lock that you removed earlier.
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2.8.3
Removing an expansion card
To remove an expansion card:
1.
Remove the plastic card lock that secures the expansion card.
Card lock tab
2.
Firmly hold the expansion card
and pull it out of the slot.
3.
Place the plastic card lock back
where you removed it.
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2.9
Cable connections
2.9.1
•
The bundled system cables are pre-connected before shipment. You
do not need to disconnect these cables unless you will remove
pre-installed components to install additional devices.
•
Refer to this section when reconnecting cables to ensure correct
cable connections.
Motherboard connections
26.8cm (10.5in)
SSIPWR1
REAR_FAN1
USB12
2
1
PSUSMB1
11
10
USBPW12
COM1
NCLV-D
mPGA 604
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
KBPWR1
B: Keyboard
SSI12V1
DDR DDR_B2 (64 bit,184-pin module)
FM_CPU1
CPU1
DDR DDR_A2 (64 bit,184-pin module)
DDR DDR_B1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
mPGA 604
CPU_FAN1
8
LAN1
Intel
LAN2
MCH
E7320
Gigabit
LAN
BCM5721
9
LAN_EN1
Gigabit
LAN
BCM5705E
CPU2
30.5cm (12in)
VGA
DDR DDR_A1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
FM_CPU2
REAR_FAN2
CPU_FAN2
PCIX1 (64-bit PCI-X)
FRNT_FAN1
PCIX2 (64-bit PCI-X)
15
ATI
RAGE XL
VGA
Controller
Adaptec
AIC-8130
PCIE3(x4 link)
Intel
PCI4 (32-bit 5V PCI)
SB_PWR1
ICH
6300ESB
RECOVERY1
13
SATA1
PCI5 (32-bit 5V PCI)
Super
I/O
AUX_PANEL1
USB34
HDLED1
BMCSOCKET1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
CLRTC1
12
BMCCONN1
BPSMB1
14
LPT1
COM2
SEC_IDE1
PRI_IDE1
FLOPPY1
5
PIN1
AUX_PANEL1
4
USBPW34
6
8130 LED1
3
CASEOPEN
GND
8Mbit
Flash
BIOS
SATA2
VGA_EN1
SATA_RAID1 SATA_RAID2 SATA_RAID3 SATA_RAID4
FRNT_FAN2
SATA_EN1
LAN_EN2
7
PANEL1
Standard cables connected to the motherboard
1.
8-pin 12V power
9.
CPU fan2
2.
24-pin ATX power
10. Rear fan1
3.
Primary IDE cable
11. Power supply SMBus
4.
Secondary IDE (optical drive)
12. Serial port (COM2)
5.
Floppy disk drive
13. Front USB cable
6.
Chassis intrusion
14. SMBus cable to backplane
7.
Front panel cable
15. Serial ATA RAID connectors
8.
CPU fan1
Refer to the motherboard user guide for detailed information on the
connectors.
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2.9.2 SATA backplane connections
(in AA4 models only)
A SATA backplane comes pre-installed in the AP1710-E1 AA4 model. The
SATA backplane has four 15-pin SATA connectors to support Serial ATA
hard disk drives. The backplane design incorporates a hot swap feature to
allow easy connection or removal of SATA hard disks. The LED on the
backplane connect to the front panel LED to indicate HDD status. See
section “1.6 LED information” for details.
Front side
The front side of the SATA backplane faces the front panel when installed.
This side includes four SATA connectors for the hot swap drive trays.
CON1
CON3
Drive status LEDs
CON5
CON7
Each SATA connector is labeled
(CON1, CON3, CON5, CON7) so you
can easily determine their
counterpart connectors at the back
side of the backplane. Refer to the
table for reference.
HDD
Device
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Front side Back side
connector connector
HDD 1
CON1
CON2
HDD 2
CON3
CON4
HDD 3
CON5
CON6
HDD 4
CON7
CON8
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Back side
The back side of SATA backplane faces the rear panel when installed. This
side includes the power connectors, SATA interfaces for the SATA RAID
card, an HDD fan connector, and SMBus connectors.
Fan connector (for HDD fan)
Power connectors
CON8
CON6
CON4
CO
N2
CON
(connect power
plugs from the
power supply)
SMBus connector
[1-6 pins]
(connects the SMB
cable from the
motherboard)
The back side SATA connectors are
attached to the motherboard SATA
connectors via the supplied SATA
cables. Refer to the illustration below
for the location of the SATA
connectors. Refer to the table on the
right for the default SATA cable
connections.
Backplane Connected to
ID
(on motherboard)
Controlled
by
CON2
SATA_RAID1
Adaptec AIC-8130
CON4
SATA_RAID2
Adaptec AIC-8130
CON6
SATA_RAID3
Adaptec AIC-8130
CON8
SATA_RAID4
Adaptec AIC-8130
26.8cm (10.5in)
PSUSMB1
USB12
COM1
USBPW12
DDR DDR_B2 (64 bit,184-pin module)
FM_CPU1
DDR DDR_A2 (64 bit,184-pin module)
CPU1
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
SATA_EN1
DDR DDR_B1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
mPGA 604
LAN1
Intel
LAN2
MCH
E7320
Gigabit
LAN
BCM5721
CPU2
Adaptec
AIC-8130
30.5cm (12in)
VGA
DDR DDR_A1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
CPU_FAN1
LAN_EN1
Gigabit
LAN
BCM5705E
FM_CPU2
REAR_FAN2
SATA2
Intel
ICH
6300ESB
CPU_FAN2
PCIX1 (64-bit PCI-X)
FRNT_FAN1
PCIX2 (64-bit PCI-X)
ATI
RAGE XL
VGA
Controller
Adaptec
AIC-8130
PCIE3(x4 link)
Intel
PCI4 (32-bit 5V PCI)
SB_PWR1
CLRTC1
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ICH
6300ESB
RECOVERY1
SATA1
PCI5 (32-bit 5V PCI)
Super
I/O
8Mbit
Flash
BIOS
SATA2
VGA_EN1
SATA_RAID1 SATA_RAID2 SATA_RAID3 SATA_RAID4
FRNT_FAN2
SATA_EN1
LAN_EN2
SATA RAID
controller
CPU_FAN2
SATA1
SATA_RAID1 SATA_RAID2 SATA_RAID3 SATA_RAID4
REAR_FAN1
NCLV-D
SSI12V1
SSIPWR1
mPGA 604
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
KBPWR1
B: Keyboard
SATA_RAID4
SATA_RAID3
SATA_RAID2
SATA_RAID1
USB34
BMCSOCKET1
SEC_IDE1
PRI_IDE1
HDLED1
AUX_PANEL1
USBPW34
8130 LED1
USB34
BMCSOCKET1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
HDLED1
PANEL1
AUX_PANEL1
BMCCONN1
SEC_IDE1
PRI_IDE1
BPSMB1
FLOPPY1
USBPW34
8130 LED1
LPT1
COM2
PANEL1
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SATA backplane jumper settings and HDD ID assignments
The 6-pin jumper J 3 allows you to define your desired SATA configuration.
The picture below shows the location of jumper J3 with pins 1-3 and 2-4
shorted.
Refer to the table for the jumper
settings and the appropriate ID# for
each SATA HDD bay.
J3 setting
(1-3 shorted, 2-4 shorted)
Device
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SATA ID #
Drive Bay 1
ID0
Drive Bay 2
ID1
Drive Bay 3
ID2
Drive Bay 4
ID3
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2.9.3
SCSI backplane connections
(in AS8 and AS4 models only)
Two SCSI backplanes come pre-installed in the AP1710-E1 AS8 model. One
SCSI backplane comes pre-installed in the AS4 model. The SCSI backplane
has four 68-pin SCSI connectors to support SCA SCSI hard disks. The
backplane design incorporates a hot swap feature to allow easy connection
or removal of SCSI hard disks. The LEDs on the backplane connect to the
front panel LEDs to indicate HDD access, HDD failure, thermal failure, or fan
failure. See section “1.6 LED information.”
Front side
The front side of the SCSI backplane faces the front panel when installed.
This side includes four SCSI connectors for the hot swap drive trays.
HDD status LEDs
Disk drive 1
Disk drive 2
HDD activity LEDs
Disk drive 3
Disk drive 4
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Back side
The back side of SCSI backplane
faces the rear panel when installed.
This side includes the power
connectors, SCSI interfaces for the
SCSI/RAID card and terminator, an
HDD fan connector, and SMBus
connectors.
First SCSI backplane
Cascade connection
The picture shows a two-backplane
configuration in a cascade
connection.
SCSI terminator
Second SCSI backplane
One-backplane configuration
In a o n e - b a c k p l a n e configuration:
• the upper SCSI interface of the backplane connects to the SCSI/RAID
card
• a SCSI multi-mode terminator (LVD/SE) is connected to the lower SCSI
interface of the backplane
Power connectors ( c o n n e c t p o w e r
plugs from the power supply)
Fan connector (for HDD fan)
68-pin SCSI connector
(connects the SCSI cable from
the SCSI/RAID card)
68-pin SCSI connector
(with SCSI multi-mode terminator)
SMBus connector
[SMB_IN1] (connects the SMB cable
from the motherboard)
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Two-backplane configuration
In a t w o - b a c k p l a n e configuration:
• the upper SCSI interface of the first backplane connects to the SCSI card
• the lower SCSI interface connects to the upper SCSI interface of the
second backplane
• a SCSI multi-mode terminator (LVD/SE) is placed on the lower SCSI
interface of the second backplane
First backplane
Power connectors ( c o n n e c t p o w e r
plugs from the power supply)
Fan connector (for HDD fan)
68-pin SCSI connector
(connects the SCSI cable from the
SCSI/RAID card)
68-pin SCSI connector
(connects the SCSI cable to the
second backplane)
SMBus connector
SMBus connector
[SMB_IN1] (connects the SMB cable
from the motherboard)
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[SMB_OUT1] (connects the SMB
cable from the SMB_IN1 connector
of the second backplane)
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Second backplane
Power connectors ( c o n n e c t p o w e r
plugs from the power supply)
Fan connector (for HDD fan)
68-pin SCSI connector
(connects the SCSI cable from
the first backplane)
68-pin SCSI connector
(with SCSI multi-mode terminator)
SMBus connector
[SMB_IN1] (connects the SMB cable
to the SMB_OUT1 connector of the
first backplane)
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SCSI backplane jumper settings and HDD ID assignments
The 6-pin jumper J 1 on each of the SCSI backplanes allows you to define
your desired SCSI configuration.
The picture below shows the location of jumper J1 with pins 1-3 and 2-4
shorted.
Refer to the following tables for the jumper settings and the appropriate
ID# for each SCSI HDD bay.
Setting 1: Using single-channel SCSI/RAID card
Cascade configuration
First backplane (BP1)
J 1 s e t t i n g (1-3 shorted, 2-4 shorted)
Device
SCSI ID#
Drive Bay 1
ID0
Drive Bay 2
ID1
Drive Bay 3
ID2
Drive Bay 4
ID3
GEM SAF-TE
ID15
Second backplane (BP2)
J 1 s e t t i n g (3-5 shorted, 4-6 shorted)
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Device
SCSI ID#
Drive Bay 5
ID4
Drive Bay 6
ID5
Drive Bay 7
ID6
Drive Bay 8
ID8
GEM SAF-TE
ID11
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Setting 2: Using dual-channel SCSI/RAID card
(two separate cables connected to each BP)
Non-Cascade configuration
First backplane (BP1)
J 1 s e t t i n g (1-3 shorted, 2-4 shorted)
Device
SCSI ID#
Drive Bay 1
ID0
Drive Bay 2
ID1
Drive Bay 3
ID2
Drive Bay 4
ID3
GEM SAF-TE
ID15 (SCSI channel-0)
Second backplane (BP2)
J 1 s e t t i n g (1-3 shorted, 2-4 shorted)
Device
SCSI ID#
Drive Bay 5
ID0
Drive Bay 6
ID1
Drive Bay 7
ID2
Drive Bay 8
ID3
GEM SAF-TE
ID15 (SCSI channel-1)
In a non-cascade configuration, you must install a SCSI multi-mode
terminator on both backplanes.
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2.10
Removable components
You may need to remove previously installed system components when
installing or removing system devices, or when you need to replace
defective components. This section tells how to remove the following
components:
1.
Air duct
6.
Front I/O board
2.
Chassis fan
7.
3.
HDD blowers
Chassis footpads and roller
wheels
4.
SATA/SCSI backplanes
8.
Power supply
5.
Floppy disk drive module
2.10.1 Air duct
The barebone server system features an air duct that provides cool air
from the outside through the chassis side cover vent for the system to
maintain optimum thermal performance . The HDD blowers circulate cool air
within the system.
To uninstall the air duct:
1.
Press, then slide down the blue
tab in the middle of the top
lock.
B
A
2.
Simultaneously push up the side
locks at the lower part of the air
duct.
3.
Carefully pull out the air duct
out of the chassis, and set it
aside.
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To reinstall the air duct:
1.
Slide in the air duct into the
chassis.
2.
Align the air duct vent holes to
the CPU fans in the system,
making sure that there are no
obstructing cables.
Air duct vent holes
3.
Firmly press the top lock onto
the metal railing.
4.
Press, then slide up the blue tab
in the middle of the top
lock.
3
4
5.
Align the lower part of the air
duct to the metal railing.
6.
Push firmly until the lock tab
snaps into one of the holes of
the metal railing.
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7.
Simultaneously push down the
side locks to secure the air duct
from the chassis.
2.10.2 Chassis fan
To remove the chassis fan:
1.
Disconnect the 3-pin fan cable
from the connector REAR_FAN1
on the motherboard.
2.
Press the tabs on the outer
corners of the system fan, then
pull the fan out of the chassis.
3.
Lift the chassis fan case lock
hooks, then push the fan from
the center of the case until it is
detached.
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4.
Pull the fan out from the fan
case, then set aside.
To reinstall the chassis fan:
1.
Insert the new fan to the
chassis fan cage.
2.
Firmly hold the chassis fan on
the side with the tabs and
position it into its slot, making
sure that the four hooks
underneath the fan match the
corresponding holes on the rear
panel.
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3.
Push the fan into the chassis until the four hooks lock securely into
the holes on the rear panel.
4.
Reconnect the 3-pin fan cable from the connector REAR_FAN1 on the
motherboard.
REAR_FAN1
NCLV-D
REAR_FAN2
CPU_FAN1
Rotation
+12V
GND
CPU_FAN2
CPU_FAN1
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
Rotation
+12V
GND
Rotation
+12V
GND
GND
+12V
Rotation
REAR_FAN1
NCLV-D Fan connectors
FANOUT4
CPU_FAN2
GND
FANPWR2
FANOUT4
GND
FANPWR2
REAR_FAN2
2.10.3 HDD blower
To remove the HDD blower:
1.
Lay down the system on its side, on a flat and stable surface.
2.
Remove the side cover. Refer to section “2.1.1 Removing the side
cover” for instructions.
3.
Disconnect the 3-pin fan cable
from the fan connector on the
backplane.
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4.
Loosen the thumb screw that
secures the HDD blower case to
the chassis.
5.
Firmly grip the blower case as
shown, then slide it out of the
chassis in the direction of the
arrow.
6.
Remove the two screws on the
blower case using a Phillips
screwdriver. Set the screws
aside.
7.
Remove the blower from the
case.
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To reinstall the HDD blower:
1.
Replace the blower into the
case.
2.
Secure the blower to the case
with the two screws you
removed earlier.
3.
Slide in the blower case as
shown, making sure the side
tabs fit into the holes on the
HDD cage.
Side tab in HDD cage hole
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4.
Secure the blower case with
the thumb screw.
5.
Reconnect the 3-pin fan cable
to the fan connector on the
backplane.
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2.10.4 SATA/SCSI backplane
To remove the SATA/SCSI backplane:
1.
Remove the HDD blower case. Refer to section “2.10.2 HDD blowers”
for instructions.
2.
Disconnect all cables from the
SATA/SCSI backplane.
When disconnecting a cable,
hold and firmly pull the cable
plug. DO NOT pull the cable
itself. Doing so may damage
the cable!
3.
From the inner edge, push the
backplane outward so that the
outer edge protrudes slightly
from the slot.
4.
From the outer edge, firmly hold
the backplane and carefully slide
it out.
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To reinstall a SATA/SCSI backplane:
1.
Position the backplane into its
slot with the component side
facing the rear panel, and the
power connectors on top.
2.
Align the backplane with the
rail-like dents on the slot to
ensure that it fits securely.
Rail-like dents
3.
Slide the backplane into the slot
until it fits. If correctly installed,
the outer edge of the backplane
aligns with the corner of the
drive cage.
4.
Connect the appropriate cables
to the backplane. Refer to
sections “2.9.2 SATA
backplane connections” and
“2.9.3 SCSI backplane
connections” for details.
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2.10.5 Floppy disk drive
You need to remove the front panel assembly before you can remove
the floppy disk drive. Refer to section “2.5.1 Removing the front panel
assembly” for instructions.
To remove the floppy disk drive:
1.
Remove the screw that secures
the drive to the chassis.
2.
Carefully pull out the drive from
the chassis until you see the
cables connected to the drive.
3.
Disconnect the floppy disk cable
and power cable from the drive
to completely release the drive.
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To install a floppy disk drive:
1.
Position the floppy drive
vertically with the eject button
on the left side (close to the
HDDs).
2.
Connect the drive signal cable
and power cable.
Floppy drive power cable
Floppy drive signal cable
Red stripe to match Pin 1 on
the connector
3.
Carefully push the drive into the
bay until the drive cage fits the
front edge of the bay.
4.
Secure the drive cage with a
screw.
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2.10.6 Front I/O board
You need to remove the front panel assembly before you can remove
the front I/O board. Refer to section “2.5.1 Removing the front panel
assembly” for instructions.
To remove the front I/O board:
1.
Remove the screw that secures
the front I/O board bracket to
the front panel.
2.
Carefully pull out the bracket
until you see the cables
connected to the I/O board.
3.
Disconnect all the cables from
the I/O board.
4.
Remove the screw that secures
the I/O board to the bracket.
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To install the front I/O board:
1.
Place the I/O board in the
bracket, component side up.
Secure the front I/O board to
the bracket with a screw.
2.
Position the I/O board into the
bay with the component side to
the left (close to the HDDs).
Connect the I/O cables to the
connectors on the back of the
I/O board.
USB 2.0 connector
3.
Insert the I/O board into the
bay until the bracket fits the
front edge of the bay.
4.
Secure the I/O board bracket
with a screw.
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2.10.7 Chassis footpads and roller wheels
The barebone server system is shipped with four footpads attached to the
bottom of the chassis for stability. You need to remove these footpads if:
• if you want to replace the footpads with the bundled roller wheels
• you wish to install the system to a rack
(Refer to “Chapter 3 Installation options” of this user guide, and to the
“Rackmount Kit” user guide for instructions)
To remove the footpads:
1.
Lay the system chassis on its
side.
2.
Use a flat screwdriver to flip out
the top layer of a footpad.
3.
Remove the footpad by rotating
it counterclockwise.
4.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to remove the other three footpads.
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For convenient transport, install the roller wheels the came with the system
package. Each wheel has a brake lock to stabilize the chassis in place.
To install the chassis wheels:
1.
Lay the chassis in its side.
2.
Locate the designated screw
holes for each of the four wheel
sets. Take note of the numbers
alongside each hole when placing
screws.
3.
Secure each wheel to the
bottom of the chassis using four
screws.
4.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install
the other three wheels.
3
1
2
4
Remove the chassis roller wheels if you wish to mount the system to a
rack.
To remove the chassis wheels:
1.
Lay the system chassis on its side.
2.
Use a Phillips screwdriver to
remove the screws that secure
the wheels to the bottom of the
chassis.
3.
Repeat step 2 to remove the
other three roller wheels.
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2.10.8 Power suppy modules
The user can choose from any of these three power supply configurations:
600 W single
power supply
2 x 300 W dual
power supply
3 x 300 W redundant
power supply
(110 V/220 V autoswitch)
(110 V/220 V autoswitch)
(110 V/220 V autoswitch)
•
If you are using a 600 W (2 x 300 W) dual power supply, make sure
to plug the two power cords.
•
If you are using a 600 W (3 x 300 W) redundant power supply, make
sure to plug the three power cords.
Refer to this section when removing or installing power supply modules to
the barebone system.
You MUST disconnect all power cable plugs from the motherboard and
other installed devices before removing the power supply modules.
The picture below shows the motherboard and device connectors where
the power plugs are connected. Refer to the Appendix at the end of this
document for the power supply specifications.
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3
5
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
24-pin ATX (motherboard power connector; hidden behind PSU)
8-pin +12V (motherboard power connector; hidden behind PSU)
2 x 4-pin plugs (SCSI/SATA backplane)
4-pin plug (floppy disk drive; hidden)
2 x 4-pin plugs (second SCSI backplane, if available)
Make sure to unplug A L L power cables from the system devices before
removing the power supply module.
To remove the 600 W single power supply module:
1.
Loosen the thumbscrew that
secures the power supply
metal plate. Do not remove
the thumb screw from the
metal plate.
Thumbscrew
2.
Hold the metal plate bar and
push it downward to release
the plate from the chassis.
Remove the metal plate
completely.
Metal plate bar
3.
Use one hand to push the
power supply module from
inside the power supply cage,
then carefully pull out the
module from the chassis.
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To install a 600 W single power supply module:
1.
Firmly hold the power supply
module and insert it into the
power supply cage.
2.
Push the power supply all the
way in until its outer end
aligns with the rear panel.
Be careful with the power supply cables when inserting the power supply
module into the cage. Due to space constraints, the cables may get
entangled with the installed components or other cables, causing the
cables to break!
3.
Place the metal plate flat on
the outer end of the power
supply module, flushed to the
top of the chassis, while
matching the four hooks with
their corresponding holes on
the rear panel.
Hook matched to a hole
4.
Hold the metal plate bar and
push it upward to lock the
hooks to their holes. At the
same time, you may also push
the top of the metal plate to
fit it completely.
5.
Secure the metal plate with
the thumb screw.
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To remove a 600 W dual or redundant power supply:
1.
Loosen four screws on the
metal brackets that secure
the power supply to the
chassis.
2.
Use one hand to push the
power supply module from
inside the power supply cage,
then carefully pull out the
power supply module from the
chassis.
3.
Set the power supply aside.
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To install a 600 W dual or redundant power supply:
1.
Insert the power supply cables
and plugs to the power supply
cage.
Be careful with the power supply cables when inserting the power supply
module into the cage. Due to space constraints, the cables may get
entangled with the installed components or other cables, causing the
cables to break!
2.
Use a power supply module
handle to push the power
supply until it fits in place.
3.
Secure the power supply to
the chassis with two screws
on the metal brackets on each
side.
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This chapter describes how to
install optional components into the
barebone server.
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Installation options
Chapter 3
3-1
The items required for the optional configurations described in this
chapter are not included in the standard barebone system package.
These items are purchased separately.
3.1
Installing a second SCSI drive cage
Perform this installation if you wish to upgrade your 4-SCSI configuration
system (AS4 model) to an 8-SCSI configuration (AS8).
AS4
AS8
Clear the space under the first SCSI drive cage. Make sure that you
disconnect all pre-connected cables so they do not get in the way when
you install the second drive cage.
To install a second SCSI drive cage:
1.
Position the drive cage in the
same orientation as the first
drive cage. Note that the lock
tab on top of the cage faces the
rear panel.
Cage lock tab
2.
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Carefully slide the drive cage
toward the front panel until it
fits in place.
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3.
Make sure that the cage lock
tab snaps to the bottom of the
first drive cage. When properly
installed, the cage should align
with the first drive cage.
Cage lock tab snapped
securely to the bottom
of the first drive cage
4.
From the front side, secure the
right side of the cage with two
screws.
Front screw holes
5.
Position the support bracket for
the drive trays to the left side of
the cage with the three
protruding tabs matching the
elongated holes on the chassis.
Protruding
tabs
Screw
holes
Elongated holes for bracket
SCSI drive tray support
bracket
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6.
Insert the tabs into the holes.
You may need to swing the
bracket a bit from left to right
and back to fully insert the
tabs.
7.
When the tabs are fully inserted
in the holes, swing the bracket
to the right until one side is flat
to the chassis.
8.
Secure the bracket with two
screws in the holes indicated.
Securing the bracket with the two screws also secures the left side of
the SCSI drive cage.
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3.2
Installing an IDE drive cage
Perform this installation if you wish to upgrade your 4-SCSI configuration
system (AS4) to a combination of 4-SCSI/4-IDE configuration.
4-SCSI configuration
4-SCI/4-IDE configuration
Clear the space under the first SCSI drive cage. Make sure that you
disconnect all pre-connected cables so they do not get in the way when
you install the second drive cage.
To install an IDE drive cage:
1.
Position the drive cage into the
bay with the screw hole tab on
top and facing out.
2.
Carefully slide the drive cage
toward the front panel until it
fits in place.
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3.
Make sure that the drive cage
fits snugly to the bay as shown.
The drive cage is properly
installed when it is parallel to
the front panel, and the screw
hole matches the hole of the
first drive cage.
4.
Secure the drive cage with a
screw.
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3.3
Upgrading to a dual or redundant
power supply
Perform this installation if you wish to upgrade your barebone server
system from 600 W single power supply to 600 W dual or redundant power
supply.
1.
Remove the single power supply following the instructions in the
section “2.10 Removable components.”
2.
Lay the system on its side on a flat surface, then remove the metal
stopper screw under the power
supply cage.
Keep the screw for later use.
3.
Locate and remove the metal
stopper from inside the power
supply cage.
Keep the metal stopper for later
use.
4.
Insert the power supply cables
and plugs to the power supply
cage.
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5.
Push the power supply
halfway to the power supply
cage, then attached the a
metal bracket on each side of
the power supply with two
screws.
6.
Push the power supply to the
power supply cage. Make sure
that the metal brackets and
the chassis screw holes
7.
Secure the power supply to
the chassis with two screws
on each metal bracket.
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3.4
Installing a power supply module
Perform this installation if you wish to upgrade your barebone server
system from 600 W dual to 600 W redundant power supply.
1.
Press down the rubber lever of
the dummy module to unlock.
2.
Use the module handle to pull
the dummy module out from
the power supply case.
3.
Insert the power supply module
to the empty bay with the
power connector on top.
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4. Push the power supply module
inside the bay until it is aligned
with the other power supply
modules.
The picture shows the power
supply module when installed.
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3.5
Mounting the system to a rack
3.5.1
Removing the footpads or roller wheels
Refer to section “2.10.7 Chassis roller wheels and footpads” for
instructions on removing the footpads or roller wheels.
3.5.2
Removing the top cover
To remove the top cover:
1.
Remove the side cover. Refer to section “2.1.1 Removing the side
cover” for instructions.
2.
Remove the front panel assembly. Refer to section “2.5.1 Removing
the front panel assembly” for instructions.
3.
Locate the lock tab underneath the top cover and press it outward to
release the cover.
4.
Slide the top cover toward the front panel, then lift it up from the
chassis.
Lock tab of top cover
(bottom view)
3.5.3
Attaching the rack rails
Refer to the installation guide that came with the Rackmount Rail Kit for
instructions on how to attach the rails and on the barebone server system
and the corresponding rails on the industrial rack.
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Chapter 3: Installation options
This chapter gives information
about the motherboard that comes
with the server. This chapter
includes the motherboard layout,
jumper settings, and connector
locations.
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4.1
Motherboard layout
26.8cm (10.5in)
REAR_FAN1
NCLV-D
SSI12V1
SSIPWR1
mPGA 604
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
KBPWR1
B: Keyboard
PSUSMB1
USB12
COM1
USBPW12
DDR DDR_B2 (64 bit,184-pin module)
FM_CPU1
DDR DDR_A2 (64 bit,184-pin module)
CPU1
DDR DDR_B1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
LAN1
mPGA 604
CPU_FAN1
Intel
LAN2
MCH
E7320
Gigabit
LAN
BCM5721
CPU2
30.5cm (12in)
VGA
DDR DDR_A1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
LAN_EN1
Gigabit
LAN
BCM5705E
FM_CPU2
REAR_FAN2
CPU_FAN2
PCIX1 (64-bit PCI-X)
FRNT_FAN1
PCIX2 (64-bit PCI-X)
ATI
RAGE XL
VGA
Controller
Adaptec
AIC-8130
PCIE3(x4 link)
Intel
PCI4 (32-bit 5V PCI)
SB_PWR1
CLRTC1
ICH
6300ESB
RECOVERY1
SATA1
PCI5 (32-bit 5V PCI)
Super
I/O
8Mbit
Flash
BIOS
SATA2
VGA_EN1
SATA_RAID1 SATA_RAID2 SATA_RAID3 SATA_RAID4
FRNT_FAN2
SATA_EN1
LAN_EN2
USB34
BMCSOCKET1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
HDLED1
AUX_PANEL1
BMCCONN1
SEC_IDE1
PRI_IDE1
BPSMB1
FLOPPY1
USBPW34
8130 LED1
LPT1
COM2
PANEL1
The Adaptec AIC-8130 RAID controller and RAID Serial ATA features are
optional. These components are grayed out in the above motherboard
layout.
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Layout contents
Jumpers
Page
1.
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
4-4
2.
CPU fan pin selection (3-pin FM_CPU1, FM_CPU2)
4-5
3.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34)
4-5
4.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
4-6
5.
Gigabit LAN (BCM5721) controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN1)
4-6
6.
Gigabit LAN (BCM5705E) controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN2)
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7.
SATA controller setting (3-pin SATA_EN1)
4-7
8.
8130 LED setting (3-pin 8130LED1)
4-8
9.
VGA Graphics controller setting (3-pin VGA-EN1)
4-8
10. BIOS Recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1)
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Internal connectors
Page
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
4-10
2.
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE1, SEC_IDE1)
4-11
3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
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4.
Serial ATA RAID connectors (7-pin SATA_RAID1, SATA_RAID2,
SATA_RAID3, SATA_RAID4) (Optional)
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5.
Hard disk activity LED connector (2-pin HDLED1)
4-13
6.
CPU, Chassis, and Power Fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN1/2,
REAR_FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2)
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7.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
4-15
8.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
4-15
9.
SSI power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR1, 8-pin ATX12V1)
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10. Backplane SMBus connector (6-1 pin BPSMB1)
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11. Power Supply SMBus connector (6-1 pin PSUSMB1)
4-17
12. Parallel port connector (26-1 pin LPT1)
4-18
13. BMC Connector (16-pin BMCCONN1)
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14. Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
- Chassis intrusion connector (3-pin CASEOPEN)
- LAN1 Link activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LINKACTLED)
- LAN2 Link activity LED (2-pin LAN2_LINKACTLED)
- Locator LED 1 (2-pin LOCATORLED1)
- Locator LED 2 (2-pin LOCATORLED2)
- Locator Button/Switch (2-pin LOCATORBTN)
- Front Panel System Bus (6-1 pin)
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15. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
- System power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
- Hard disk drive activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
- System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
- ATX power button/soft-off button (Yellow 2-pin PWRSW)
- Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET)
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4-20
4-20
4-20
4-20
4-20
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4.2
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include
system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the
cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back
to pins 1-2.
4. Reinstall the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
NCLV-D
CLRTC1
2 1
NCLV-D Clear RTC RAM
Normal
(Default)
3 2
Clear CMOS
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to
overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU
Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS
can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
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2.
CPU fan pin selection (3-pin FM_CPU1, FM_CPU2)
These jumpers allow you to connect either a 3-pin or a 4-pin fan cable
plug to the CPU fan connectors (CPU_FAN1, CPU_FAN2). Set these
jumpers to pins 1-2 if you are using a 3-pin fan cable plug, or to pins
2-3 if you are using a 4-pin plug.
NCLV-D
FM_CPU1
2 3
1 2
DC mode
(Default)
PWM
FM_CPU2
2 1
DC mode
(Default)
3 2
PWM
NCLV-D FM_CPU Setting
3.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep
mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power
mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up
from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh,
power supply in reduced power mode).
NCLV-D
USBPW12
1 2
2 3
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
USBPW34
1 2
NCLV-D USB device wake-up
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise, the
system would not power up.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
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4.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up
feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the computer
when you press a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar).
This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A
on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS.
NCLV-D
KBPWR1
1 2
2 3
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
NCLV-D Keyboard power setting
5.
Gigabit LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN1)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Broadcom
BCM5721 Gigabit LAN controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the
Gigabit LAN feature.
NCLV-D
LAN_EN1
2 1
Enable
(Default)
3 2
Disable
NCLV-D LAN_EN1 setting
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6.
Gigabit LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN2)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Broadcom
BCM5705E Gigabit LAN controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the
Gigabit LAN feature.
NCLV-D
LAN_EN2
NCLV-D LAN_EN2 setting
7.
2
1
Enable
(Default)
3
2
Disable
SATA controller setting (3-pin SATA_EN1) (Optional)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Adaptec
AIC-8130 SATA RAID controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the SATA
RAID feature.
NCLV-D
SATA_EN1
1
2
Enable
(Default)
2
3
Disable
NCLV-D SATA_EN setting
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8.
8130 LED setting (3-pin 8130LED1) (Optional)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard 8130 LED.
Set to pins 1-2 to enable the LED.
NCLV-D
8130 LED1
1 2
Disable
(Default)
2 3
Enable
NCLV-D 8130 LED setting
9.
VGA Graphics controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard ATI Rage XL
video graphics controller. Set to pins 1-2 to enable the video graphics
controller.
NCLV-D
VGA_EN1
1
2
NCLV-D VGA Setting
4-8
Enable
(Default)
2
3
Disable
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1 0 . BIOS Recovery (3-pin RECOVERY1)
This jumper allows you to recover your original BIOS from a floppy disk
in case the BIOS codes and data are corrupted.
To recover the BIOS:
1. Turn OFF your computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3.
3. Insert a floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file.
4. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
5. The system searches for the BIOS file in the floppy then reflashes
the BIOS.
6. When finished, shut down your computer.
7. Replace the jumper cap from pins 2-3 to pins 1-2.
8. Reboot your computer.
9. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
NCLV-D
RECOVERY1
1
2
NCLV-D BIOS recovery setting
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Normal
(Default)
2
3
BIOS Recovery
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4.3
Internal connectors
This section describes and illustrates the connectors on the motherboard.
See section “1.4 Rear panel features” for the description of rear panel
connectors.
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
NCLV-D
FLOPPY
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
NCLV-D Floppy disk drive connector
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2.
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE1, SEC_IDE1)
These connectors are for Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cables. The Ultra
DMA 100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for
the primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for
an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive),
and a gray connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard
disk drive). If you install two hard disk drives, you must configure the
second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer
to the hard disk documentation for the jumper settings.
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion
when you connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.
NCLV-D
SEC_IDE1
PIN 1
PRI_IDE1
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
NCLV-D IDE connectors
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3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0 or
RAID 1 configuration with the Adaptec® HostRAID Technology through
the onboard Intel® 6300ESB integrated RAID controller.
These connectors are set to S t a n d a r d I D E mode by default. In
S t a n d a r d I D E mode, you can connect Serial ATA boot/data hard disk
drives to these connectors. If you intend to create a Serial ATA RAID set
using these connectors, set the C o n f i g u r e S A T A A s item in the BIOS
to [RAID]. See section “5.3.5 IDE Configuration” for details.
NCLV-D
SATA2
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
SATA1
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
NCLV-D SATA connectors
Important notes on Serial ATA
•
You must install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP
Service Pack 1 before using Serial ATA hard disk drives.
•
Use only two Serial ATA RAID connectors for each RAID 0 or RAID 1
set.
•
When using the connectors in S t a n d a r d I D E mode, connect the
primary (boot) hard disk drive to the SATA1 or SATA2 connector.
Refer to the table below for the recommended SATA hard disk drive
connections.
Serial ATA hard disk drive connection
4-12
Connector
Setting
Use
SATA1
Master
Boot disk
SATA2
Slave
Data disk
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4.
Serial ATA RAID connectors (7-pin SATA_RAID1,
S A T A _ R A I D 2 , S A T A _ R A I D 3 , S A T A _ R A I D 4 ) (Optional)
These connectors are for Serial ATA signal cables. These connectors
support up to four Serial ATA hard disk drives that you can configure
as a disk array through the onboard SATA RAID controller.
NCLV-D
SATA_RAID1 SATA_RAID2
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
SATA_RAID3 SATA_RAID4
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
NCLV-D SATA RAID connectors
Before creating a RAID set using Serial ATA hard disks, make sure that
you have connected the Serial ATA signal cable and installed Serial ATA
hard disk drives; otherwise, you cannot enter the RAID utility and SATA
BIOS setup during POST.
5.
Hard disk activity LED connector (2-pin HDLED1)
This connector supplies power to the hard disk activity LED. The read
or write activities of any device connected to the primary/secondary
IDE connectors or the SATA connectors cause this LED to light up.
NCLV-D
HDLED1
SCSI_ACTLED+
SCSI_ACTLEDSCSI_ACTLEDSCSI_ACTLED+
1
NCLV-D
SCSI/SATA card activity LED connector
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6.
CPU and system fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN1/2,
REAR_FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 740 mA (8.88 W
max.) or a total of 2.1 A ~ 4.44 A (53.28 W max.) at +12V. Connect
the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure
that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the
connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the
fan connectors!
Rotation
+12V
GND
CPU_FAN2
CPU_FAN1
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
Rotation
+12V
GND
FANOUT4
CPU_FAN2
GND
FANPWR2
GND
FANPWR2
NCLV-D Fan connectors
FANOUT4
CPU_FAN1
REAR_FAN2
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REAR_FAN2
Rotation
+12V
GND
REAR_FAN1
GND
+12V
Rotation
REAR_FAN1
NCLV-D
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7.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
This connector is for USB 2.0 ports. The system connects a front USB
cable to this connector. The USB connector complies with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
NCLV-D
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
USB+5V
USB34
NCLV-D USB 2.0 connector
8.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port
module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis.
NCLV-D
COM2
PIN 1
NCLV-D
Serial port2 (COM2) connector
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9.
S S I power connectors
(24-pin EATXPWR1, 8
12V
_1 )
8-- p i n S S I +
+1
V_
These connectors are for SSI power supply plugs. The power supply
plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation.
Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors
completely fit.
•
Use of an SSI 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant power supply unit
(PSU) that provides a minimum power of 450 W is recommended
for a fully-configured system.
•
Do not forget to connect the 8-pin ATX +12 V power plug;
otherwise, the system will not boot up.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power consuming devices. The
system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
•
You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to
install additional devices.
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GND
GND
GND
GND
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power OK
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
NCLV-D Power connectors
+3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
1
8-pin
+12V CPU
+12V CPU
+12V CPU
+12V CPU
24-pin Power Connector
NCLV-D
For Power Supply
with 20-pin
Power Connector
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1 0 . Backplane SMBus connector (6-1 pin BPSMB1)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management
Bus) devices. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other
SMBus devices using the SMBus interface.
NCLV-D
BPSMB1
GND
I2C_6_DATA#
+5V
NCLV-D SMBus connector
FAN_DC
I2C_6_CLK#
1
1 1 . Power Supply SMBus connector (6-1 pin PSUSMB1)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management
Bus) devices. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other
SMBus devices using the SMBus interface.
PSU_I2CCLK
PSU_I2CDATA
NC
GND
+3.3V Remote Sense
NCLV-D
PSUSMB1
NCLV-D Power supply SMBus connector
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1 2 . Parallel port connector (26-1 pin LPT1)
This connector is for a parallel port. Connect the parallel port module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at
the back of the system chassis.
AFD#
ERROR#
PINIT#
SLIN#
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
NCLV-D
LPT1
STB#
SPD0
SPD1
SPD2
SPD3
SPD4
SPD5
SPD6
SPD7
ACK#
BUSY
PE
SLCT
Pin 1
NCLV-D Parallel port connector
1 3 . BMC connector (16-pin BMCCONN1)
This connector is for an ASUS server management card.
+5VSB
+5VSB
BMC SMBCLK
12CCLK1
PSON#
BMC_RST#
PWROK
PSONEN#
NCLV-D
NCLV-D BMC connector
4-18
+5VSB
+5VSB
BMC SMBDATA
12CDATA1
FP_PWRBTN#
BMC_PRESENT#
BMC_SMI#
GND
BMCCONN1
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1 4 . Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
This connector supports several server system functions.
GND
I2C_4_DATA#
+3V
LAN1_LINKACTLED+
LAN1_LINKACTLEDLAN2_LINKACTLEDLAN2_LINKACTLED+
NC
I2C_4_CLK#
NCLV-D
CASEOPEN
GND
LOCATORLED1+
LOCATORLED1LOCATORBTN#
GND
LOCATORLED2LOCATORLED2+
PIN1
+5VSB
AUX_PANEL1
NCLV-D Auxiliary panel connector
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Chassis Intrusion connector (3-pin CASEOPEN)
This lead is for a chassis with an intrusion detection feature. This
requires an external detection mechanism such as a chassis intrusion
sensor or microswitch. When you remove any chassis component, the
sensor triggers and sends a high-level signal to this lead to record a
chassis intrusion event.
LAN1 link activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LINKACTLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the LAN1 Activity LED. Connect the LAN1
Activity LED cable to this connector. This LED blinks during a network
activity and is always lit when linked.
LAN2 link activity LED (2-pin LAN2_LINKACTLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the LAN2 Activity LED. Connect the LAN2
Activity LED cable to this connector. This LED blinks during a network
activity and lights up when linked.
Locator LED 1 (2-pin LOCATORLED1)
This 2-pin connector is for the Locator LED 1. Connect the Locator
LED 1 cable to this connector. This LED lights up when the Locator
button is pressed and if there is no LAN1 connection (e.g. the LAN1
controller is broken).
Locator LED 2 (2-pin LOCATORLED2)
This 2-pin connector is for the Locator LED 2. Connect the Locator
LED 2 cable to this connector. This LED is synchronized with the LAN2
LED.
Locator Button/Switch (2-pin LOCATORBTN)
This connector is for the locator button. This button queries the state
of the system locator.
Front Panel SMBus (6-1 pin)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management
Bus) devices. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other
SMBus devices using the SMBus interface.
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1 5 . System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
POWERLED+
GND
POWERLEDMLED+
MLEDNC
+5V
GND
GND
SPKROUT
NCLV-D
NCLV-D System panel connector
NMIBTN#
GND
POWERBTN#
GND
NC
RESETBTN#
GND
HDLED+
HDLED-
PANEL1
The sytem panel connector is color-coded for easy connection.
•
•
•
•
•
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System power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the
chassis power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED
lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the
system is in sleep mode.
Hard disk drive activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
ATX power button/soft-off button (Yellow 2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off
mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for
more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
This chapter tells how to change
system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the
BIOS parameters.
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BIOS information
Chapter 5
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5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
2.
3.
A S U S A F U D O S (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable
floppy disk.)
A S U S C r a s h F r e e B I O S 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable
floppy disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
A S U S U p d a t e (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy
disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
5.1.1
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
2.
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Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click S t a r t from the Windows® desktop, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click F i l e from the menu, then select F o r m a tt. A F o r m a t 3 1 / 2
F l o p p y D i s k window appears.
e. W i n d o w s® X P u s e r s : Select C r e a t e a n M S - D O S s t a r t u p
d i s k from the format options field, then click S t a r tt.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable
floppy disk.
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5.1.2
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when
the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at
least 600 KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be same as shown.
1.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
2.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than
eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three
alphanumeric characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
Write to file...... ok
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS
file.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable
floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /iNCLVD.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iNCLVD.ROM /pbnc
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
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5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iNCLVD.ROM /pbnc
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... done
Verifying flash .... done
Please restart your computer
A:\>
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5.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to
restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating
process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard
support CD or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing
the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the
floppy disk to N C L V D . R O M
M.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the
corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “NCLVD.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
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Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
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5.1.4
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update
the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility
allows you to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
•
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
2.
3.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The D r i v e r s menu appears.
Click the U t i l i t i e s tab, then click I n s t a l l A S U S U p d a t e
VX.XX.XX
X.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this
utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
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1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
e. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m
t h e I n t e r n e t option from the
drop-down menu, then click
N e x tt.
3.
Select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click A u t o S e l e c tt.
Click N e x tt.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail of
all its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
2.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by
clicking S t a r t > P r o g r a m s > A S U S > A S U S U p d a t e >
ASUSUpdate
e. The ASUS Update main window appears.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m a
f i l e option from the drop-down
menu, then click N e x tt.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the O p e n window, then click S a v e
e.
4.
Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.
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5.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “5.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup.” This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can
enable the security password feature or change the power management
settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS
Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and
record them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to
run this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.
You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this
last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being
a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus
and make your selections from the available options using the navigation
keys.
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•
The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most
conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes
unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings
to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the L o a d
S e t u p D e f a u l t s item under the Exit Menu. See section “5.7 Exit
Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference
purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your
screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for this motherboard.
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5.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
Configuration fields
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Third IDE Slave
Fourth IDE Master
Fourth IDE Slave
IDE Configuration
:
:
:
:
:
:
General help
[11:51:19]
[Thu 05/07/2004]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
[ST320413A]
[ASUS CD-S520/A]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
System Information
Sub-menu items
5.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
For changing the basic system configuration
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
Exit
For changing the system boot configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
5.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for
that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu
and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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5.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that menu.
For example, selecting M a i n shows the
Main menu items.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Language
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[11:10:19]
[Thu 03/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[English]
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
5.2.5
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
System Information
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot,
and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam
has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press
<Enter>.
5.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is userconfigurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You
cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “4.2.7 Pop-up window.”
5.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with
the configuration options for that item.
5.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a
menu screen when there are items that
do not fit on the screen. Press the
Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /
<Page Down> keys to display the other
items on the screen.
Advanced Chipset settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Memory Acceleration Mode
DRAM Idle Timer
DRAm Refresh Rate
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Graphics Aperture Size
Spread Spectrum
[AGP/PCI]
[ 64 MB]
[Enabled]
ICH Delayed Transaction
[Enabled]
MPS Revision
[1.4]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
5.2.9
General help
Scroll bar
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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5.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the M a i n menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “5.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Third IDE Slave
Fourth IDE Master
Fourth IDE Slave
IDE Configuration
:
:
:
:
:
:
[11:51:19]
[Thu 05/07/2004]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
[ST320413A]
[ASUS CD-S520/A]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
System Information
5.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]
Allows you to set the system time.
5.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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5.3.4
Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave
The BIOS automatically detects the connected IDE devices. There is a
separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item, then press
<Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST320413A
Size
: 20.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: Supported
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
SMART Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra
DMA, and SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable.
These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection
of the appropriate IDE device type. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically
configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select [ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media
Device) if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode
if the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously
formatted with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to [Auto], the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if
the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled],
the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.3.5
IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for
the IDE devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter>
if you wish to configure the item.
IDE Configuration
Onboard IDE Operate Mode
Enhanced Mode Support On
Configure S-ATA as RAID
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[Enhanced Mode]
[S-ATA]
[No]
[35]
When in AHCI/RAID
mode SATA
controller is
forced to Native
mode.
Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the installed
operating system (OS). Set to [Enhanced Mode] if you are using native OS
including Windows® 2000/XP. Configuration options: [Compatible Mode]
[Enhanced Mode]
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
Allows you to use native OS on Serial ATA and Parallel ATA ports. It is
recommend that you do not change the default setting for better OS
compatibility. In this setting, you may use legacy OS on the Parallel
ATA ports only if you do not install any Serial ATA device.
Configuration options: [P-ATA+S-ATA] [S-ATA] [P-ATA]
Configure S-ATA as RAID [No]
Allows you to set the Serial ATA devices connected to the Serial ATA
connectors as RAID sets. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
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The following item appears only when you set the O n b o a r d I D E
O p e r a t e M o d e to [Compatible Mode]
Compatible Mode Option [Primary P-ATA+S-ATA]
Allows you to select the combined mode for the installed IDE and
SATA devices.
The Secondary P - A T A + S - A T A and P - A T A P o r t s O n l y options are
for advanced users only. If you set to any of these options and
encountered problems, revert to the default setting P r i m a r y
P-ATA+S-ATA
A. Configuration options: [Primary P-ATA+S-ATA]
[Secondary P-ATA+S-ATA] [P-ATA Ports Only]
IDE Detect Time Out [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
5.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS
Version
: 08.00.10
Build Date : 07/07/04
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Intel(R) Xeon (TM) CPU 2.80GHz
: 2800 MHz
: 2
System Memory
Size
: 512MB
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory
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5.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
USB Configuration
MPS Configuration
Remote Access Application
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI PnP
5.4.1
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Enables USB host
controllers.
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.23.2-9.4
USB Devices Enabled: None
USB Function
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
[All USB Ports]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
The M o d u l e V e r s i o n and U S B D e v i c e s E n a b l e d items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the U S B D e v i c e s
E n a b l e d item shows N o n e
e.
USB Function [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to
[Auto] allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at
startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB
device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to set the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
FullSpeed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [HiSpeed ] [FullSpeed ]
5.4.2
MPS Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to configure the Multi-Processor Table.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
MPS Configuration
MPS Revision
Select MPS Revision.
[1.4]
MPS Revision [1.4]
Allows you to select the multi-processor system revision.
Configuration options: [1.1] [1.4]
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5.4.3
Remote Access Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to configure the Remote Access
features. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration
options.
Configure Remote Access type and parameters
Remote Access
[Disabled]
Serial port number
Serial Port Mode
Flow Control
Redirection After BIOS POST
[COM1]
[115200 8,n,1]
[None]
[Always]
Terminal Type
VT-UTFB Combo Key Support
[ANSI]
[Disabled]
Select Remote Access
type.
Remote Access [Disabled]
Enables or disables the remote access feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial port number [COM1]
Enables or disables the remote access feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port Mode [115200 8,n,1]
Sets the Serial port mode.
Configuration options: [115200 8,n,1] [57600 8,n,1] [38400 8,n,1]
[19200 8,n,1] [09600 8,n,1]
Flow Control [None]
Allows you to select the flow control for console redirection.
Configuration options: [None] [Hardware] [Software]
Redirection After BIOS POST [Always]
Sets the redirection mode after the BIOS Power-On Self-Test (POST). Some
operating systems may not work when this item is set to Always.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Boot Loader] [Always]
Terminal Type [ANSI]
Allows you to select the target terminal type.
Configuration options: [ANSI] [VT100] [VT-UTF8]
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support [Disabled]
Enables or disables the VT-UTF8 combo key support for ANSI or VT100
terminals. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.4
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
Configure Advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer: Intel
Brand String: Intel(R) Xeon (TM) CPU 2.80GHz
Frequency
: 2800 MHz
FSB Speed
: 800 MHz
Ratio Status: Unlocked
Ratio Actual Value : 14
Ratio CMOS Setting:
[ 8]
Hyper Threading Technology
[Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit:
[Disabled]
Enhanced C1 Control
[Auto]
CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
Sets the ratio
between CPU Core
Clock and the FSB
Frequency.
NOTE: If an invalid
ratio is set in CMOS
then actual and
setpoint values may
differ.
Select Screen
Select Item
Ratio CMOS Setting [ 8]
Sets the ratio between the CPU core clock and the Front Side Bus
frequency. The BIOS auto-detects the default value of this item. Use the
<+> or <-> keys to adjust the values. Configuration options: [ 8]...[28]
You can only adjust the R a t i o C M O S settings if you installed an unlocked
CPU. Refer to the CPU documentation for details.
Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading Technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating systems to boot
even without support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enhanced C1 Control [Auto]
When set to [Auto], the BIOS automatically checks the CPU’s capability to
enable the C1E support. In C1E mode, the CPU power consumption is lower
when idle. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
Allows you to disable or set to auto the CPU Internal Thermal Control
function. The default setting [Auto] allows the BIOS to automatically
detect whether the CPU supports temperature control. Configuration
options: [Auto] [Disabled]
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5.4.5
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Advanced Chipset Settings
Warning: Setting wrong values in below sections may
cause system to malfunction.
Options for NB.
NorthBridge Configuration
Onboard PCIE LAN Boot ROM
Onboard PCI LAN Boot ROM
Adaptec AIC-8130 BOOTROM
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Onboard PCIE LAN Boot ROM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard BCM5721
PCI Express LAN controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard PCI LAN Boot ROM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard BCM5705E
PCI LAN controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Adaptec AIC-8130 BOOTROM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Adaptec AIC-8130 boot ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
NorthBridge Configuration
The NorthBridge Configuration menu allows you to change the Northbridge
settings.
NorthBridge Chipset Configuration
DIMM Speed
DDR 333
Memory Remap Feature
[Enabled]
Memory Mirroring / Sparing
[Disabled]
ENABLE: Allow
remapping of
overlapped PCI memory
above the total
physical memory.
DISABLE: Do not allow
remapping of memory.
DIMM Speed
Displays the installed DIMM type and speed. This item is auto-detected and
is not configurable.
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Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
Allows you to remap the overlap PCI memory over the total physical
memory. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Memory Mirroring/Sparing [Disabled]
Allows you to enable memory mirroring or sparing under certain memory
configurations. Configuration options: [Mirroring] [Sparing] [Disabled]
5.4.6
Onboard Devices Configuration
Configure Win627EHF Super IO Chipset
Serial Port1 Address
[3F8/IRQ4]
Serial Port2 Address
[2F8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address
[378]
Parallel Port Mode
[Normal]
Parallel Port IRQ
[IRQ7]
Allows BIOS to Select
Serial Port1 Base
Addresses.
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Serial Port1 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Allows you to select the Serial Port2 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278]
Parallel Port Mode [Normal]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]
EC
P Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
CP
Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. This item
allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA.
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
EPP Version [1.9]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port EPP version. This item appears
only when the P a r a l l e l P o r t M o d e is set to E P P
P.
Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Sets the Parallel port IRQ. Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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5.4.7
PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for
PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources
for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block
for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
[No]
PCI Latency Timer
[64]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
[Yes]
Palette Snooping
[Disabled]
PCI IDE BusMaster
[Enabled]
OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card
[Auto]
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
NO: Lets the BIOS
configue all the
devices in the system.
YES: Lets the
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Plug And Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set
to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating
system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device
latency timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160]
[192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card
requests for an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the
PCI VGA card even if requested. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the palette snooping feature informs the PCI
devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the
latter can function correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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PCI IDE BusMaster [Enabled]
Allows BIOS to use PCI bus mastering when reading/writing to IDE devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Offboard PCI/ISA IDE Card [Auto]
Allows you to assign a PCI slot to a PCI IDE card, when required.
Configuration options: [Auto] [PCI Slot1] [PCI Slot2] [PCI Slot3] [PCI Slot4]
[PCI Slot5] [PCI Slot6]
IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP
devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA
devices. Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
Use the arrow down key to scroll down the menu.
IRQ-15 assigned to
DMA Channel 0
DMA Channel 1
DMA Channel 3
DMA Channel 5
DMA Channel 6
DMA Channel 7
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Reserved Memory Size
[Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
DMA Channel X assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific DMA channel is free for use of
PCI/PnP devices. When set to [Reserved], the DMA channel is reserved for
legacy ISA devices. Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
Reserved Memory Size [Disabled]
Allows you to set the reserved memory size.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [16k] [32k] [64k]
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5.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the ACPI and
Advanced Power Management (APM) features. Select an item then press
<Enter> to display the configuration options.
ACPI APIC Support
[Enabled]
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
5.5.1
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
(ASIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the
RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Do not change the ACPI APIC support after you have installed the
operating system (OS), otherwise, a boot failure may occur.
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5.5.2
APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Power Management/APM
Video Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
Suspend Time Out
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio
[Enabled]
[suspend]
[Suspend]
[Disabled]
[50%]
Power Button Mode
Restore on AC Power Loss
[On/Off]
[Power Off]
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
On
By PS/2 Keyboard
By PS/2 Mouse
Ring
By PME#
By RTC Alarm
Enable or disable
APM.
Power Management [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the motherboard Advance Power
Management (APM) feature. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Video Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to select the video power down mode
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Hard Disk Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to select the hard disk power down mode
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Suspend Time Out [Disabled]
Allows you to select the specified time at which the system goes on
suspend mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [4 Min]
[8 Min] [10 Min] [20 Min] [30 Min] [40 Min] [50 Min] [60 Min]
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio [50%]
Allows you to select duty cycle in throttle mode.
Configuration options: [87.5%] [75.0%] [62.5%] [50.0%] [37.5%]
[25.0%] [12.5%]
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the
power button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
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Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power
loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss.
When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on state,
whatever the system state was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system.
This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse
to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Power On Ring [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the RI to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PME# [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the PME to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC
Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5.3
Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU1 Temperature
CPU2 Temperature
MB Temperature
CPU1 Fan Speed
CPU2 Fan Speed
Front1 Fan Speed
Front2 Fan Speed
Rear1 Fan Speed
Rear2 Fan Speed
Smart Fan Control
VCORE1 Voltage
VCORE2 Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
5VSB Voltage
[49ºC/120ºF]
[47ºC/114ºF]
[47ºC/114ºF]
[3884RPM]
[2871RPM]
[N/A]
[N/A]
[N/A]
[N/A]
[Disabled]
[ 1.320V]
[ 1.380V]
[ 3.345V]
[ 5.094V]
[ 5.046V]
CPU1/CPU2 Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select [Disabled] if you do not wish to
display the detected temperatures.
CPU1/CPU2 Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Front1/Front2 Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Rear1/Rear2 Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU,
front, and rear fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not
connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A.
Smart Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Smart Fan feature that smartly
adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The C P U 1 T e m p e r a t u r e
e, C P U 2 T e m p e r a t u r e
e, and F r o n t 1
T e m p e r a t u r e items appear when you enable the S m a r t F a n
C o n t r o l feature.
CPU1/CPU2 Temperature [XXX]
Front1 Temperature [XXX]
Allows you to set the CPU and system threshold temperature before the
Smart Fan Control is disabled.
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Use the down arrow key to display additional items.
VBAT Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 3.120V]
[12.053V]
VCORE1 Voltage, VCORE2 Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V
Voltage, 5VSB Voltage, VBAT Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
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5.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
APM Configuration
Boot Device Priority
Hard Disk Drives
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
5.6.1
Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
4th Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[PM-ST330620A]
[PS-ASUS CD-S360]
[MBA v7.5.12 Slot 0]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding type
menu.
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends
on the number of devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
5.6.2
Hard Disk Drives
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Hard Disk Drive]
Allows the user to choose the boot device priority sequence from the
available hard disk drives. Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
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5.6.3
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
Quiet Boot Progress Bar
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST)
while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set
to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Interrupt 19 Capture [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Quiet Boot Progress Bar [Disabled]
Enables or disables the quiet boot progress bar during POST.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.6.4
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d.
After you set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a Supervisor Password:
2.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item, then press <Enter>.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
1.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
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To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor
Password then press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “4.2 Jumpers” for information
on how to erase the RTC RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
[Full Access]
[Setup]
Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
User Access Level [Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
N o A c c e s s prevents user access to the Setup utility.
V i e w O n l y allows access but does not allow change to any field.
L i m i t e d allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and
Time.
F u l l A c c e s s allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup
utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The U s e r P a s s w o r d
item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After you set
a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
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To set a User Password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at
least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the
Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both
when accessing Setup and booting the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the boot sector virus protection.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Load Setup Defaults
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.
An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even
when the computer is turned off. When you select this option, a
confirmation window appears. Select Y e s to save the changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while
exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
System Date, System Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
Discard Changes
Allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the previously
saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
Y e s to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
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Load Setup Defaults
Allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a
confirmation window appears. Select Y e s to load default values. Select
E x i t & S a v e C h a n g e s or make other changes before saving the values
to the non-volatile RAM.
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This appendix gives information on the
standard and redundant power supply that
came with the barebone server. This
section also provides a troubleshooting
guide for solving common problems when
using the barebone server.
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Reference information
Appendix
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A.1
600 W single power supply
A.1.1
General description
The 600 W SSI-type single power supply with universal AC input includes
PFC and ATX-compliant output cables and connectors. The power supply
has nine plugs labeled P1 to P11 (no P3). Take note of the devices to
which you should connect the plugs.
P 9 P10 P 2
P9
A-2
P1
P8
P 5 P 6 P 7 P 4 P11
Peripheral device (available); connect this to the second SCSI/SATA backplane
P10
Peripheral device (available); connect this to the second SCSI/SATA backplane
P2
Motherboard 8-pin +12V AUX power connector
P1
Motherboard 24-pin ATX power connector
P8
Auxiliary power connector; connect this to the first SCSI/SATA backplane
P5
Peripheral device (optical drive)
P6
Peripheral device (available)
P7
Auxiliary power connector; connect this to the first SCSI/SATA backplane
P4
Floppy disk drive
P8
Peripheral device (available)
P11
Power SMBus connector
Appendix: Reference information
A.1.2
Specifications
Input Characteristics
Input Voltage Range
Normal Range
110 to 127 V ~ 10 A
Auto Range
200 to 240 V ~ 5 A
Input Frequency Range
50 Hz to 60 Hz
DC Output characteristics
Output Voltage
Max (A)
+3.33V
24
+5V
24
+12V
43
-12V
0.5
-5V
0.5
+5VSB
2.0
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A.2
600 W dual/redundant power supply
A.2.1
General description
The 600 W dual/redundant-type power supply has 11 plugs. Take note of
the devices that you should connect to the plugs.
P15
P14
P15
A-4
P15
P15 P11
P4
P15
XX
P15
XX
XX
Motherboard 24-pin ATX power connector
XX
Power SMBus connector
P4
Motherboard 4-pin +12V AUX power connector
P11
Floppy disk drive
P14
Peripheral device (available)
P15
Peripheral devices (available)
Appendix: Reference information
A.2.2
Specifications
Input characteristics
Input Voltage
Normal Range
100 to 240 Vac
Minimum
90 Vac
Maximum
264 Vac
Input Frequency Range
47Hz to 63Hz
DC Output characteristics
Output Voltage
Max (A)
Max Power (W)
+3.33V
40
580
+5V
50
580
+12V
34
580
-12V
1.0
12
-5V
0.5
2.5
+5VSB
2.0
15
Operating conditions
Efficiency
Hold-up Time
Over Power Protection
Hold-up Time
Temperature
Relative Humidity
65 % minimum
16 mS
overloaded to 110 ~ 150 %
16 mS
104º F to 122º F (40º C - 50º C)
20% - 90% non-condensing at 104º F
(40º C)
Altitude
Sea level to 10,000 ft
Mean Time Between Failures MTBF > 100,000 hours at 25º C
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Simple fixes
Some problems that you may encounter are not due to defects on the
system or the components. These problems only requires simple
troubleshooting actions that you can perform by yourself.
Problem
The power LED on the
server or on the monitor
do not light up
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Action
1.
Check if the power cable is
properly connected to the
power connector in the
system rear panel.
2.
Make sure that the power
cables are connected to a
grounded power outlet.
3.
Press the power button to
make sure that the system is
turned on.
The keyboard does not
work
Check if the keyboard cable is
properly connected to the PS/2
keyboard port.
The mouse does not work
Check if the mouse cable is
properly connected to the mouse
port.
The system does not
perform power-on self
tests (POST) after it was
turned on
1.
Check the memory modules
and make sure you installed
the DIMMs the system
supports.
2.
Make sure that the DIMMs are
properly installed on the
sockets.
Appendix: Reference information
Problem
The system continuously
beeps after it was turned
on
Action
1.
Check the memory modules
and make sure you installed
supported DIMMs.
2.
Make sure that the DIMMs are
properly installed on the
sockets.
T h e m e s s a g e “ N o n - s y s t e m 1.
disk or disk error”
appears
2.
Check if a bootable HDD is
active.
Network connection not
available
1.
Make sure that the network
cable is connected to the
LAN port on the rear panel.
2.
Make sure that you have
installed the LAN drivers
from the support CD.
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Check if the HDDs are
properly installed.
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Appendix: Reference information
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