A831 SBC - Winmate Distributor Portal

A831 SBC - Winmate Distributor Portal
A831 SBC
3.5” Fanless SBC w/AMD Geode LX
800, VGA, LCD, Ethernet and CF
Socket and Mini-PCI Interface.
USER MANUAL Version 1.3
FCC Statement
This device complies with part 15 FCC rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class "a"
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at him
own expense.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright © 2007 Winmate Technology Inc., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of
this document may be reproduced, copied, translated, or transmitted in any form or by
any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without the prior written
permission of the original manufacturer.
Trademark Acknowledgement
Brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
owners.
Disclaimer
Winmate Communication Inc. reserves the right to make changes, without notice, to
any product, including circuits and/or software described or contained in this manual
in order to improve design and/or performance. Winmate Communication assumes no
responsibility or liability for the use of the described product(s), conveys no license or
title under any patent, copyright, or masks work rights to these products, and makes
no representations or warranties that these products are free from patent, copyright, or
mask work right infringement, unless otherwise specified. Applications that are
described in this manual are for illustration purposes only. Winmate Communication
Inc. makes no representation or warranty that such application will be suitable for the
specified use without further testing or modification.
Warranty
Winmate warrants that each of its products will be free from material and
workmanship defects for a period of one year from the invoice date. If the customer
discovers a defect, Winmate will, at its option, repair or replace the defective product
at no charge to the customer, provided it is returned during the warranty period of one
year, with transportation charges prepaid. The returned product must be properly
packaged in it’s original packaging to obtain warranty service.
If the serial number and the product shipping data differ by over 30 days, the
in-warranty service will be made according to the shipping date. In the serial numbers
the third and fourth two digits give the year of manufacture, and the fifth digit means
the month (e. g., with A for October, B for November and C for December).
For example, the serial number 1W07Axxxxxxxx means October of year 2007.
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Packing List
Before using this Motherboard, please make sure that all the items listed below are
present in your package:
¾ A831 Motherboard
¾ A831 SBC User Manual
¾ User’s Manual & Driver CD
¾ HDD IDE Cable
¾ HDD SATA Cable
¾ RS232 Cable
¾ USB Cable
¾ Y Cable For Keyboard/Mouse
If any of these items are missing or damaged, contact your distributor or sales
representative immediately.
Customer Service
We provide service guide for any problem as follow steps:First, visit the website at
http://www.winmate.com to find the update information about the product. Second,
contact with your distributor, sales representative, or our customer service center for
technical support if you need additional assistance. You may have the following
information ready before you call:
¾ Product serial number
¾ Peripheral attachments
¾ Software (OS, version, application software, etc.)
¾ Description of complete problem
¾ The exact wording of any error messages
In addition, free technical support is available from our engineers every business day.
We are always ready to give advice on application requirements or specific
information on the installation and operation of any of our products. Please do not
hesitate to call or e-mail us.
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Safety Precautions
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Warning!
Always completely disconnect the power cord from your chassis
whenever you work with the hardware. Do not make connections
while the power is on. Sensitive electronic components can be
damaged by sudden power surges. Only experienced electronics
personnel should open the PC chassis.
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Caution!
Always ground yourself to remove any static charge before
touching the CPU card. Modern electronic devices are very
sensitive to static electric charges. As a safety precaution, use a
grounding wrist strap at all times. Place all electronic components
in a static-dissipative surface or static-shielded bag when they are
not in the chassis.
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Safety and Warranty
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Please read these safety instructions carefully.
Please keep this user's manual for later reference.
Please disconnect this equipment from any AC outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid or spray detergents for cleaning. Use a damp cloth.
4. For pluggable equipment, the power outlet must be installed near the equipment
and must be easily accessible.
5. Keep this equipment away from humidity.
6. Put this equipment on a reliable surface during installation. Dropping it or letting
it fall could cause damage.
7. The openings on the enclosure are for air convection. Protect the equipment from
overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
8. Make sure the voltage of the power source is correct before connecting the
equipment to the power outlet.
9. Position the power cord so that people cannot step on it. Do not place anything
over the power cord.
10. All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
11. If the equipment is not used for a long time, disconnect it from the power source
to avoid damage by transient over-voltage.
12. Never pour any liquid into an opening. This could cause fire or electrical shock.
13. Never open the equipment. For safety reasons, only qualified service personnel
should open the equipment.
14. If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by service
personnel:
A. The power cord or plug is damaged.
B. Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
C. The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
D. The equipment does not work well, or you cannot get it to work according to
the user’s manual.
E. The equipment has been dropped and damaged.
F. The equipment has obvious signs of breakage.
15. Do not leave this equipment in an uncontrolled environment where the storage
temperature is below -20° C (-4°F) or above 60° C (140° F). It may damage the
equipment.
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Revision History
Version
Date
Note
Author
1.0
2007.05.23 9
First Version
Warren Li
1.1
2007.06.08 9
Modify Pin Assignment
Warren Li
1.2
2007.09.13 9
CF Card Setting
Aladin Huang
1.3
2007.09.27 9
Double Check
Aladin Huang
2007.11.07
Pls note that our A831
the COM4: RS232 to
RS422/RS485 are using
different socket and
different cable
Aladin Huang
2007.11.14 9
Add Notice
Aladin Huang
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Contents
CHAPTER 1
GENERAL INFORMATION....................................................................................1
1.1
INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................2
1.2
FEATURE ................................................................................................................................2
1.3
MOTHERBOARD SPECIFICATIONS ...........................................................................................3
1.4
FUNCTION BLOCK ..................................................................................................................4
1.5
BOARD DIMENSIONS ...............................................................................................................5
CHAPTER 2
INSTALLATIONS .....................................................................................................7
2.1
MEMORY MODULE(SODIMM)INSTALLATION ................................................................77
2.2
I/O EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION ..............................................................................................8
2.3
JUMPERS AND CONNECTORS...................................................................................................9
2.4
JUMPER SETTING .................................................................................................................. 11
2.5
CONNECTORS AND PIN ASSIGNMENT....................................................................................13
CHAPTER 3
AWARD BIOS SETUP ............................................................................................23
3.1
STARTING SETUP ..................................................................................................................23
3.2
AWARD BIOS SETUP ............................................................................................................24
3.3
STANDARD CMOS FEATURES ..............................................................................................26
3.4
ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES ................................................................................................29
3.5
ADVANCED CHIPSET FEATURES ............................................................................................32
3.6
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS...................................................................................................34
3.7
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP ..............................................................................................35
3.8
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION SETUP .........................................................................................36
3.9
PC HEALTH STATUS..............................................................................................................37
3.10
LOAD FAIL-SAFE DEFAULTS .................................................................................................38
3.11
LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS ................................................................................................38
3.12
SUPERVISOR / USER PASSWORD SETTING .............................................................................39
3.13
SAVE & EXIT SETUP .............................................................................................................40
3.14
EXIT WITHOUT SAVING ........................................................................................................41
CHAPTER 4
SATA DRIVER INSTALLATION ..........................................................................43
4.1
GET THE RIGHT DRIVERS ......................................................................................................43
4.2
INSTALLING SATA DRIVERS .................................................................................................43
CHAPTER 5
CHIPSET DRIVER INSTALLATION ..................................................................45
5.1
STANDARD CMOS FEATURES ................................................................................................45
5.2
FURTHER INFORMATION .......................................................................................................47
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CHAPTER 6
ETHERNET DRIVER INSTALLATION..............................................................49
6.1 INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................49
6.2 INSTALLATION OF ETHERNET DRIVER ...........................................................................................50
6.3 FURTHER INFORMATION ................................................................................................................51
CHAPTER 7
VGA DRIVER INSTALLATION ...........................................................................53
7.1 INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................53
7.2 INSTALLATION OF VGA DRIVER ...................................................................................................53
7.3 FURTHER INFORMATION ................................................................................................................55
CHAPTER 8
AUDIO DRIVER INSTALLATION.......................................................................57
8.1 INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................57
8.2 INSTALLATION OF AUDIO DRIVER .................................................................................................58
8.3 FURTHER INFORMATION ................................................................................................................60
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CHAPTER
General Information
This chapter includes the A831 Motherboard
background information.
Sections include:
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Introduction
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Feature
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Motherboard Specification
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Function Block
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Board Dimensions
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Chapter 1
General Information
1.1 Introduction
The A831 SBC is a high performance, fanless, low power consumption
motherboard with AMD CS 5536 chipset combine with a TFT LCD
interface. The AMD LX 800 fanless, high performance CPU delivers the
most performance per watt available in the market. A831 is designed to
satisfy most of the applications in the industrial market, such as POS,
KIOSK, Industrial Automation, Programmable Control System, and HMI.
It’s an embedded system with DDR SO-DIMM SDRAM, VGA/LCD
controller, multiple-COM port interface, and on-board Ethernet. The
motherboard supports one Mini-PCI for function upgrade and one CF
socket for data saving. It is a compact design to meet the demanding
performance requirements of today’s business and industrial applications.
1.2 Feature
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3.5-inch Form Factor ( 146mm x 101mm)
AMD LX800 500MHz CPU, Fanless Design
Highest Performance Per Watt (CPU core power)
AMD CS5536 Chipset
Integrated TFT LCD Interface/ VGA Function
1 x DDR SODIMM, max. 1 GB
Dual Realtek RTL8100c 10/100 Mbps
Optional Dual Realtek RTL8110SC Gigabit Ethernet
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2 x SATA1.0, 1 x Mini PCI, 1 x Type I/II CF socket, 4 x COM, 4 x USB
2.0, 2 x RJ-45,
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1.3 Motherboard Specifications
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CPU: AMD Embedded LX-800 Micro-processor,
„ Ultra-low power about 3.9 Watts
Chips set: AMD CS5536 Companion Device
BIOS : AWARD 4Mbit Flash
System memory: One 200-pin SODIMM socket accepts up to 1GB
SDRAM
Enhanced IDE interface : Supports up one channel two IDE devices
„ BIOS auto-detected for UDMA100 mode(ATA-5)
„ One 44pins hard disk interface
Serial Ports:
„ Four serial RS-232 pin headers, one serial RS-422/485 pin header
and one for RS-232/422/485 jumper.
Keyboard/mouse connector: Mini-DIN connector supports PS/2
interface
USB interface : Two USB ports onboard, two USB pin header
Serial ATA Ports: Build-in SATA connector, supports 2 SATA1.0 ports
Video interface:
„ Chipset : LX-800 including
„ Display type: Support CRT and TFT LCD displays
„ CRT and flat panel can display simultaneously
„ Panel resolution support up to 1280 x 1024 @18bpp or 24bpp
Audio function:
„ Chipset: Realtek ALC203 AC97 compliant interface
„ Audio interface: Microphone in, Line in, Earphone out
Ethernet interface
„ Chipset: Realtek RTL8110SC+RTL8110C(Optional)
„ Ethernet interface : PCI 10/100 Mbps Ethernet protocol
compatible
„ Connection: On-board RJ-45 connector
Mechanical and environmental (SBC board level)
„ Dimensions (L x W) : 145 mm x 102 mm(5.9” x 4.2”)
„ Power supply voltage: +8 ~ +19Volts DC-input
„ Power consumption (typical): +19V/[email protected]
„ Operating temperature: 0 deg. C to 55 deg. C
Operating Humidity: 30% ~ 90% Relative humidity, non-condensing
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1.4 Function Block
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1.5 Board dimensions
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CHAPTER
Installations
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This chapter provides information on how to use the
jumps and connectors on the A831 Motherboard.
The Sections include:
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Memory Module Installation
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I / O Equipment Installation
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Setting the Jumpers
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Connectors on A831 Motherboard
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Chapter 2
Installations
2.1 Memory Module(SODIMM)Installation
The A831 SBC provides one 200-pin SODIMM slot. The socket supports up to 1GB
DDR 400 SDRAM. When installing the Memory device, please follow the steps
below:
Step.1. Firmly insert the SODIMM at an angle into its slot. Align the SODIMM on the
slot such that the notch on the SODIMM matches the break on the slot.
Step.2. Press downwards on SODIMM until the retaining clips at both ends fully snap
back in place and the SODIMM is properly seated.
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Caution!
The SODIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause
permanent damage to the development board and the SODIMM if
the SODIMM is forced into the slot at the incorrect orientation.
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2.2 I/O Equipment Installation
2.2.1 PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse
The A831 SBC provides a Mini-DIN connector supports PS/2 interface. Mini-DIN
connector supports Keyboard and Mouse through Y cable. Please plug keyboard or
mouse directly with Y cable. In other cases, especially in embedded applications, a
mouse is not used. Therefore, the BIOS standard setup menu allows you to select*
“All, But Keyboard” under the “Halt On”. This allows no-keyboard operation in
embedded system applications without the system halting under POST.
2.2.2 Audio function
The AC’97 capabilities are provided by a Realtek ALC203 chip supporting digital
audio outputs. The onboard ALC203 is a 20-bit DAC and 18-bit ADC supporting
full-duplex AC’97 2.3 compatible stereo audio CODEC for multimedia, including
host/soft audio based designs. The audio interface includes two jacks: microphone-in
and line-out.
2.2.3 Serial COM ports
One RS-232 ports with 16C550 UART (or compatible) with 16-byte FIFO buffer.
Three optional COM ports support RS-232. When an optional touch-screen is ordered
with PPC, serial com port can connect to a serial or an optional touch-screen. One
optional COM port supports RS232/422/485 choice through jumper setting.
2.2.4 Ethernet interface
The Motherboard is equipped with dual Realtek RTL8100C or optional dual Realtek
RTL8110SC Gigabit Ethernet chipset which is fully compliant with the PCI 10/100
Mbps Ethernet protocol compatible. It is supported by major network operating
systems. The Ethernet port provides a standard RJ-45 jack.
2.2.5 USB ports
Four USB (Two is optional) device may be connected to the system though an adapter
cable. Various adapters may come with USB ports. USB usually connect the external
system to the system. The USB ports support hot plug-in connection. Whatever, you
should install the device driver before you use the device.
2.2.6 External VGA
The Motherboard has one VGA port that can be connected to an external CRT/ LCD
monitor. Use VGA cable to connect to an external CRT / LCD monitor, and connect
the power cable to the outlet. VGA connector is a standard 15-pin D-SUB connector.
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2.3 Jumpers and Connectors
TOP
Locating Jumpers and Connectors (front side)
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Bottom
Locating Jumpers and Connectors (rear side)
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2.4 Jumper Setting
A pair of needle-nose pliers may be helpful when working with jumpers. If you have
any doubts about the best hardware configuration for your application, contact your
local distributor or sales representative before you make any changes. Generally, you
simply need a standard cable to make most connections.
The following tables list the function of each of the board's jumpers.
Label
Function
Note
J5
Clear CMOS
3x1 header, pitch 2.0mm
JP10
LCD Panel Voltage Select
3x1 header, pitch 2.0mm
JP14
RS232/422/485 Selector
2x3 header ,pitch 2.0mm
JP15
IDE/CF Voltage Selector
3x1 header, pitch 2.0mm
2.4.1 J5: Clear CMOS
User must make sure the power supply to turn off the power supply before setting
Clear CMOS. Users remember to setting jumper back to Normal before turning on the
power supply.
Clear CMOS
Normal
1
1
2
2
3
3
Functions
Normal
Clear CMOS
Pin#
1 Short 2
2 Short 3
2.4.2 JP10: LCD Panel Voltage Select
JP10 can be configured to operate in 3.3Volts / 5Volts mode.
3.3Volts
1
2
3
Pin#
1 Short 2
2 Short 3
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1
2
3
Functions
3.3Volts Selected
5Volts Selected
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2.4.3 JP14: RS232 / RS422 / RS485 Selector
The jumper can be configured to operate in RS-232/422/485 mode.
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JP14
RS232
1.
2.
Pin#
1-2
3-4
5-6
RS422
Function
RS 232
RS 422
RS 485
RS485
5.
6.
2.4.4 JP16: CF Card Master/Slave Selector
JP16 can be configured to operate in Master / Slave mode.
Master
1
2
Pin#
1 Short 2
2 Short 3
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3
1
2
3
Functions
Master Selected
Slave Selected
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2.5 Connectors and Pin Assignment
The table below lists the function of each of the board’s connectors.
Label
Function
Note
CN2
Inverter connector
JST-B7B-PH-KL
CN3
K/B Mouse connector
6-pin Mini Din
CN4
TFT LCD Output Connector
DF13-40DP-1.25V
CN5
VGA connector
D-sub 15-pin ,female
CN9
Mini-PCI
124pin Mini-PCI connector
JP9
External VR
JST-B3B-PH-KL
CON1,2
COM1 ~ COM4
20x2 header, pitch 2.0mm
CON3
COM4 RS422/485
5x1 header, pitch 2.0mm
Lan1,2
Ethernet connector
RJ-45 LAN connector
J1
DC Input connector
2.5Φ DC Jack
J7
SODIMM connector
SODIMM connector
USB1
USB connector 1& 2
Dual USB Connector
J11
Extend USB connector
DF11-8DP-2DSA
J14
Audio output connector
DF11-10DP-2DSA
J15
System Function Connector 1
JST-B10B-PH-KL
J16
RTC BAT. connector
DF-13-2P-1.25H
J17
Primary IDE connector
22x2 header ,pitch 2.0mm
J21
5V/12V output connector
DF11-8DP-2DSA
J22
12V output connector
JST-B2B-PH-KL
J23
5V output connector
JST-B2B-PH-KL
* Not Default Connector
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2.5.1 CN2: Inverter Connector
JST-B7B-PH-KL
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□ □
□ □ □ □
1
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
2.5.2
7
SYMBOL
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
Ground
Brightness Control
Ground
On/Off
CN3: K/B Mouse Connector
6-pin Mini Din
Signal Name
Keyboard
Mouse
Signal Name
Keyboard data
1
1
Mouse data
N.C.
2
2
N.C.
GND
3
3
GND
5V
4
4
5V
Keyboard clock
5
5
Mouse clock
N.C.
6
6
N.C.
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2.5.3 CN4: TFT LCD Output Connector
Hirose_DF13-40DP-1.25V
Pin No.
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
2.5.4
SYMBOL
GND
R1
R3
R5
R7
GND
G1
G3
G5
G7
GND
B1
B3
B5
B7
GND
Panel Power
Panel Power
Panel Power
GND
Pin No
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
SYMBOL
GND
R0
R2
R4
R6
GND
G0
G2
G4
G6
GND
B0
B2
B4
B6
GND
V-Sync
H-Sync
PDE
PCLK
CN5: VGA Connector
D-sub 15-pin, female
Pin No.
SYMBOL
Pin No.
SYMBOL
1
RED
9
LVGA5V
2
GREEN
10
GND
3
BLUE
11
NA
4
NA
12
DAC_SDAT
5
GND
13
HSYNC#
6
GND
14
VSYNC#
7
GND
15
DAC_SCL
8
GND
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2.5.5
JP9: External VR
JST-B3B-PH-KL
□
□ □
1
3
Pin No.
1
2
3
2.5.6
SYMBOL
5 Volts
VR Out
GND
CON1, 2: COM1~COM4
20x2 header, pitch 2.0mm
Pin No.
SYMBOL
20
GND
Pin No.
SYMBOL
19
GND
18
FK NRI2
17
FK NDTR2
16
FK NCTS2
15
FK NSOUT2
14
FK NRTS2
13
FK NSIN2
12
FK NDSR2
11
FK NDCD2
10
GND
9
GND
8
FK NRI1
7
FK NDTR1
6
FK NCTS1
5
FK NSOUT1
4
FK NRTS1
3
FK NSIN1
2
FK NDSR1
1
FK NDCD1
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2.5.7
CON3: COM4 Select for RS422, RS485
5x1 header, pitch 2.0mm
Connector must goes to CON3 when selecting RS422/485, ensure JP14 is in the right
setting.
1
422 RX2-
2
422 RX2+
3
485TXRX2-
4
485TXRX2+
1
2
Gnd
3
4
5
5
6
RSS422/485 Header
JP14
Pls note that our A831 the COM4: RS232 to RS422/RS485 are using different socket and
different cable
2.5.8 J11: Extend USB Port Connector
DF11-8DP-2DSA
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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USB # 3 +5V
USB # 4 +5V
Data 3 Data 4 Data 3 +
Data 4 +
USB # 3 Ground
USB # 4 Ground
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2.5.9 J14: Audio Connector
DF11-10DP-2DSA
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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Line Out R
Line Out L
Ground
Ground
Line_in R input
Line_in L input
Mic. Input
Mic. Vref
N.C.
N.C.
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2.5.10 J15: System Function Connector
JST-B13B-PH-KL
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10*
11*
12*
13*
SYMBOL
PWR Button
Ground
Reset Button
HD Led
5V
HD LED#
PWR LED
5V
Ground
Volume Control +
Volume Control Brightness Control +
Brightness Control -
*Not Default Setting
2.5.11 J16: RTC BAT. Connector
DF-13-2P-1.25H
Pin No.
1
2
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Ground
Battery +3.0V
19
2.5.12 J17: IDE Connector
Pin No.
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
41
43
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RST
D7
D6
D5
D4
D3
D2
D1
D0
GND
DREQ
IOW#
IOR#
IORDY#
DACK#
IRO14
A1
A0
CS#1
ASP#
+5V
GND
Pin No
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
44
20
SYMBOL
GND
D8
D9
D10
D11
D12
D13
D14
D15
N.C.
GND
GND
GND
CSEL#
GND
N.C.
D66DET#
A2
CS#3
GND
+5V
N.C.
2.5.13 J21: 5V/12V Output Connector
DF11-8DP-2DSA
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
SYMBOL
12V
12V
GND
GND
GND
GND
5V
5V
2.5.14 J22: 12V Output Connector
JST-B2B-PH-KL
Pin No.
1
2
SYMBOL
12V
GND
2.5.15 J23: 5V Output Connector
JST-B2B-PH-KL
Pin No.
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This chapter describes how to set
BIOS configuration
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CHAPTER
Award BIOS Setup
3
Chapter 3
3.1
Award BIOS SETUP
Starting Setup
AwardBIOS™ has a built-in setup program that allows users to modify the basic
system configuration. The information is stored in battery-backed Flash so that it
retains the setup information even if the system power is turned off.
Note:
Values for the various setup items that appear on your own screen (including
default values) may not be the same as the values shown on the screen figures in
this chapter. This is because the BIOS is revised and updated from time to time.
If in doubt, check Winmate website for the latest BIOS versions and related
information.
The system BIOS is managing and executing a variety of hardware
related functions in the system, including:
¾ System date and time
¾ Hardware execution sequence
¾ Power management function
¾ Allocation of system resources
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3.2
Award BIOS Setup
Once you enter the Award BIOS™ CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu will appear
on the screen. The Main Menu allows you to select from several setup functions and
two exit choices. User the arrow keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to
accept and enter the sub-menu.
The BISO Setup Main Menu screen is shown above.
Note that a brief description of each highlighted selection appears at the bottom of the
screen.
¾
Setup Items
The main menu includes the following main setup categories.
¾
Standard CMOS Features
This menu displays the basic information about your system.
¾
Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to set the advanced features available on your system.
¾
Advanced Chipset Features
Use this menu to change the values in the chipset registers and optimize
your system’s performance.
¾
Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to specify your setting for integrated peripherals.
¾
Power Management Setup
Use this menu to specify your setting for power management.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
This option configures how PnP (Plug and Play) and PCI expansion cards
operate in your system.
¾
PC Health Status
This entry shows the current system temperature and voltage.
¾
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Use this menu to install fail-safe defaults for all appropriate items in the
setup utility.
¾
Load Optimized Defaults
Use this menu to install optimized defaults for all appropriate items in the
setup utility.
¾
Set Supervisor/User Password
Use this menu to change, set, or disable supervisor/user password.
allows you to limit access to the system and Setup, or only to Setup.
¾
It
Save & Exit Setup
Save the changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup
Utility.
¾
Exit Without Saving
Abandon all changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the
Setup Utility.
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3.3
Standard CMOS Features
The Standard CMOS Features Setup allows users to configure system components
such as date, time, hard disk drive, floppy drive and display. Use the arrow keys to
highlight the item and then use the <Page Up> or <Page Down> keys to select the
value you want in each item.
The standard CMOS Features screen is shown above. Follow each item:
¾
Date (mm : dd : yy)
Set the system date. Note that if you are running a Windows OS, this item
are automatically updated whenever you make changes to the Windows
Date.
¾
Time (hh : mm : ss)
Set the system time. The time is converted based on the 24-hour
military-time clock. For example, 5:00:00 p.m. is 17:00:00.
¾
IDE Primary Mater/Salve
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu to detailed options.
¾
Video
This item defines the video mode of the system. Leave this item at the
default value.
The choice: ”EGA/VGA*”, ”CGA 40”, ”CGA 80”, or ”MONO”.
* default value
¾
Halt On
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This item defines the operation of the system POST (Power-On Self Test)
routine. You can use this item to select which situation you want the BIOS
to stop the POST process and notify you.
The choice: “All errors”, “No Errors” or, “All, but keyboard”.
¾
Base Memory/Extended Memory/Total Memory
These items are automatically detected by the system at start up time.
These are display-only fields. You can not make change to these fields.
Follow steps as IDE adapter below:
¾
IDE Adapters
The IDE adapters control the hard disk drive. Use a separate sub-menu to
configure each hard disk drive.
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press <Enter> to auto-detect HDD on this channel. If detection is successful,
it fills the remaining fields on this menu.
¾
IDE Primary Master/Slave
Selecting ‘Manual’ lets you set the remaining fields on this screen and select
the type of fixed disk.
The choice: None, Auto, or Manual
Choose the access mode for this hard disk.
„ The choice: ”CHS”, ”LBA”, ”Large”, or ”Auto”.
Capacity
Note that the disk drive capacity (approx.) is usually slightly greater
than the size of a formatted disk given by a disk checking program.
Cylinder
Set the number of cylinders for this hard disk.
„ Min = 0, Max = 65535
Head
Set the number of read/write heads
„ Min = 0, Max = 255
Precomp
Warning: Setting a value of 65535 means no hard disk.
„ Min = 0, Max =65535
Landing Zone
Set the Landing Zone size.
„ Min = 0, Max = 65535
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Sector
Number of sector per-track.
„ Min = 0, Max = 255
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3.4
Advanced BIOS Features
This section allows you to configure your system for basic operation. You have the
opportunity to select the system’s default speed, boot-up sequence, keyboard
operation, shadowing and security.
¾
Removable Device Priority
You can choose the priority of your Removable Device
„
The choice: USB-FDD0, USB-ZIP0, USB-ZIP1, USB-ZIP1, Floppy
Disks, ZIP100, Floppy Disks
„
Default: USB-FDD0
¾
Hard-Disk Boot Priority
You can choose the priority of your Hard Disk
„
The choice: Pri.Master, Pri.Slave, USBHDD0, USBHDD1, USBHDD2,
Bootable Add-in Cards
„
Default: Pri.Master
¾
CD-ROM Boot Priority
You can choose the priority of your Removable Device
„
The choice: Pri.Master, Sec.Slave, USB-CDROM1,USB-CDROM0,
Sec.Master, Pri.Slave
„
Default: Pri.Master
¾
Virus Warning
Allow you to choose the Virus Warning feature for IDE Hard Disk boot
sector protection. Enable this item to prevent someone from writing data
into this area.
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„
„
The choice: Enabled or Disabled
Default: Disabled
¾
CPU Internal Cache
All processors that can be installed in this motherboard use internal level of
L1 cache memory to improve performance. Leave this item at the default
value for better performance.
„ The choice: Enabled or Disabled
„ Default: Enabled
¾
Quick Power On Self Test
Enable this item to shorten the power on testing (POST) and have your
system start up faster. You might like to this item after you are confident
that your system hardware is operating smoothly.
„ The choice: Enabled or Disabled
„
Default: Enabled
¾
First/Second/Third Boot Device
Use these items to select the priority and order of the devices that your
system searches for an operating system at start-up time.
„ The choice: Removable, Hard Disk, CDROM, LAN, Disabled
„ Default: Hard Disk (First) / CDROM (Second) / Removable (Third)
¾
Boot Other Device
If you enable this item, the system searches all other possible locations for
and operating system if it fails to find one in the devices specified under the
First, Second and the Third boot devices.
„ The choice: Enabled or Disabled
„ Default: Enabled
¾
Boot Up NumLock Status
This item defines if the keyboard NumLock key is active when your system
is started.
„ The choice: On or Off
„
¾
Default: On
Security Option
If you have installed password protection, this item defines if the password
is required at system start up, or if it is only required with a user tries to
enter the Setup Utility.
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„
„
The choice: Setup or System
Default: Setup
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3.5
Advanced Chipset Features
These items define critical timing parameters of the mainboard. You should leave the
items at their default values unless you are very familiar with the technical,
specifications of your system hardware. If you change the values incorrectly, you may
introduce fatal error or recurring instability into your system.
¾
CPU Frequency
This item allows you to select CPU and Memory Frequency. If this item has
been set as Auto, the Memory Frequency will be set to sequent with CPU
Frequency. When this item is not selected as Auto, Memory Frequency will
be able for selection.
„ The CPU Frequency choice: Auto, 200MHz, 333MHz, 400MHz,
433MHz, or 500MHz.
„ Default: Auto
¾
Video Memory Size
This item allows you select Video Memory Size
„ The choice: 32M, 64M, 128M, or 254M
„ Default: 32M
¾
Output Display
This item allows you select Output Display
„ The choice: Flat Panel, CRT, or Panel & CRT
„ Default: Panel & CRT
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Flat Panel Type
This item allows you select the resolution of the Display.
„ Resolution:
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 1024
„
Default: 640x480
¾
Onboard Audio
This item allows you to control the Onboard Audio
„ The choice: Enabled or Disabled
„ Default: Enabled
¾
Onboard USB2.0
This item allows you to control the Onboard USB
„ The choice: Enabled or Disabled
„ Default: Enabled
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3.6
Integrated Peripherals
¾
On-Chip IDE Channel 1
The chipset contains a PCI IDE interface with support IDE channel. By
default to activate the primary/secondary IDE interface.
¾
Master/Salve Drive PIO Mode
The four IDE PIO (Programmed Input/Output) fields let you set a PIO mode
(0-4) for each of the four IDE devices that the onboard IDE interface
supports. Mode 0 through 4 provides successively increased performance.
In Auto mode, the system automatically determines the best mode for each
device.
„ The choice: Auto, Mode 0, Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3, or Mode 4
„ Default: Auto
¾
Onboard Serial Port 1/2/3/4
This option is used to assign the I/O address and Interrupt Request (IRQ)
for the onboard Serial Port.
„ The choice: Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ7, 2E8/IRQ5
„ Default: 3F8/IRQ4 (Port1), 2F8/IRQ3 (Port2), 3E8/IRQ7 (Port3),
2E8/IRQ5 (Port4)
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3.7
Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure your system to most
effectively saving energy while operating in a manner consistent with your own style
of computer use
¾
Power Management
This item defines the ACPI(Advanced Configuration and Power
Management) feature that makes hardware status information available to
the operating system, enable a PC to turn its peripherals on or off for
improving the power management, and allows a PC turned on or off by
external devices, so that a mouse or keyboard can wake up it.
„ The choice: ACPI
„ Default: ACPI
¾
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
Under ACPI you can create a software power down. In a software power
down, the system can be resumed by Wake-Up Alarm. This item lets you
install a software power down that is controlled by the power button on
your system. If the item is set to Instant-Off, then the power button causes
a software power down. If the item is set to Delay 4 seconds, then you have
to hold the power button down for 4 seconds to cause a software power
down.
„ The choice: Delay 4 Sec. or Instant-Off
„ Default: Instant-Off
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Power-On by Alarm
When set to ‘Enabled’, the following three fields become available and you
can set the date, hour, and minute to turn on your system.
„ The choice: Enabled or Disabled
„ Default: Disabled
Time (hh : mm : ss) of Alarm
This item selects the alarm Time.
[hh]: key in a DEC number; Min = 0, Max = 23.
[mm] : key in a DEC number; Min = 0, Max = 59.
[ss]: key in a DEC number; Min = 0, Max = 59.
¾
3.8
PWRON After PWR-fail
Select the item “On”, the system can be reboot automatically when power
fail. Select “Former-Sts” will follow former setting. Select “Off”, you need
to reboot the system manually.
„ The choice: Off, On, Former-Sts
„ Default: Off
PnP/PCI Configuration Setup
¾
PNP OS Installed
Select ‘Yes’ if you are using a Plug and Play capable operating system.
Select ‘No’ if you need the BIOS to configure non-boot devices.
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3.9
PC Health Status
This section shows the status of Temperature,& System Voltage status
¾
Shutdown Temperature
This item allows you to select the shutdown temperature. The system will
automatically shutdown while the CPU temperature has reach to the value
you have set.
„ The choice: 60∘C/140∘F, 65∘C/149∘F, 70∘C/158∘F, or
Disabled
„ Default: 60∘C/140∘F
The following items provide you with information about the system’s
current operating status. You can not make changes to one of them.
„ System Temperature
„ CPU temperature
„ VCCP
„ Vmem
„ +5V
„ +12V
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3.10 Load Fail-Safe Defaults
When you press <Enter> on this item, you will get confirmation dialog box with a
message similar to:
„ Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)? N
„ Pressing ‘Y’ loads the BIOS default values for the most stable,
minimal performance system operations.
3.11 Load Optimized Defaults
When you press <Enter> on this item, you will get confirmation dialog box with a
message similar to:
„ Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N
„ Pressing ‘Y’ loads the default values that are factory-set for optimal
performance system operation.
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3.12 Supervisor / User Password Setting
Steps to set supervisor/user password are described as follows:
¾
¾
New password setting:
1. While pressing <Enter> to set a password, a dialog box appears to ask
you enter a password.
2. Key in a new password. The password can not exceed eight
characters.
3.
Please Enter Your Password
System will request you to confirm the new password again.
4.
Please Confirm Your Password
When completed, new code takes effect.
No Password Setting:
If you wants to disable the password, just <Enter> as a password input is
requested.
¾
If you forget password:
If you forget the password, the only way to access the system is to clear the
CMOS memory. You may remove the battery from motherboard and put it back
to clear the setting.
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3.13 Save & Exit Setup
¾
Pressing <Enter> on this item asks for confirmation:
„ Save to CMOS and Exit (Y/N)? Y
„ Press ‘Y’ stores the selections made in the menus of CMOS – a special
section of memory that recorded in after you turn your system off. The
next time you turn on your computer, the BIOS configures your system
according to the Setup selections recorded in he CMOS memory of the
chipset. After saving the values the system is restarted again.
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3.14 Exit Without Saving
¾
Press <Enter> on this item asks for confirmation:
„ Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? Y
„ This allows you to exit from Setup without storing in CMOS any
change. The previous selections remain in effect. This exits from
Setup utility and restarts your computer.
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CHAPTER
4
SATA Driver Installation
This chapter gives the information about how to install
SATA drivers.
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Chapter 4
SATA Driver Installation
SATA interface is a new, fast, disk drive standard, but Windows doesn't come with
device drivers. Without the proper drivers installed, your system can not recognize a
SATA drive.
4.1 Get the right Drivers
The first step is to get the right drivers. SATA drivers generally place on your driver
CD that comes with your A831 board. However you also can check the
manufacturer’s web site and download the latest versions of the drivers.
4.2 Installing SATA Drivers
Windows expects you to install the SATA drivers from a floppy. Therefore, load the
SATA drivers onto a floppy disk and be connected with an USB external floppy disk
driver. If this is a new system, you will be installing a fresh copy of Windows XP.
During the initial portion of the Windows Set-Up, there will be a point where a
message flashes on the screen telling you to press F6. The message scrolls past
quickly, so be alert for it. Pressing F6 will give you the opportunity to install your new
drivers.
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CHAPTER
5
Chipset Driver Installation
This chapter offers information on the chipset software
installation utility.
Sections include:
z
Installation of Chipset Utility
z
Further Information
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Chapter 5
Chipset Driver Installation
5.1 Standard CMOS Features
The Motherboard is equipped with AMD CS5536 Companion Device. The AMD
Chipset Drivers should be installed first before the software drivers to enable Plug &
Play INF support for AMD chipset components. Follow the instructions below to
complete the installation.
Step.1. After finishing the O.S. installation, insert the driver CD. Open the Device
Manager, and select Entertainment Encryption/Decryption Controller. Click on right
button and select properties.
Setp.2. Go to Driver page and choose Update Driver.
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Setp.3. Click Install from a list or specific location, and click on next.
Step.4. Click on browse and select target folder, and click to next.
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Step.5. Click Finish to finish the driver installation.
5.2 Further Information
Winmate web site: http://www.winmate.com.tw
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CHAPTER
6
Ethernet Driver Installation
This chapter offers information on the Ethernet.
Sections include:
z
Introduction
z
Installation of Ethernet Driver
z
Further Information
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Chapter 6
Ethernet Driver Installation
6.1 Introduction
The A831 Motherboard is equipped with the Realtek RTL8100CL-LF LOM Ethernet
controller combines a triple-speed IEEE 802.3 compliant Media Access Controller
(MAC) with a triple-speed Ethernet transceiver, 32-bit PCI bus controller, and
embedded memory. With state-of-the-art DSP technology and mixed-mode signal
technology, it offers high-speed transmission over CAT 5 UTP or CAT 3 UTP
(10Mbps only) cable. Functions such as Crossover Detection & Auto-Correction,
polarity correction, adaptive equalization, cross-talk cancellation, echo cancellation,
timing recovery, and error correction are implemented to provide robust transmission
and reception capability at high speeds.
The Ethernet port provides an On-board standard RJ-45 connector. The device
supports the PCI 10/100Mbps Ethernet interface supports for host communications
with power management, and is compliant with the IEEE 802.3 specification for
10/100Mbps.
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6.2 Installation of Ethernet Driver
The Users must make sure which operating system you are using in the A831
Motherboard before installing the Ethernet drivers. Follow the steps below to
complete the installation of the Realtek RTL8100CL-LF LAN drivers. You will
quickly complete the installation.
Setp.1. Insert the CD that comes with the motherboard. Open the file document
“ A831_LAN_649” and click on “Setup.exe” to execute the setup.
Setp.2. Click on “Next“ to install driver.
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Setp.3. Click “Finish” and restart the computer for new settings to take effect.
6.3 Further Information
The Realtek web site: http://www.realtek.com.tw
Winmate web site: http://www.winmate.com.tw
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CHAPTER
VGA Driver Installation
This chapter offers information on the VGA.
Sections include:
z
Introduction
z
Installation of VGA
z
Further Information
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Chapter 7
VGA Driver Installation
7.1 Introduction
The A831 Motherboard offers an on-board PCI flat panel/VGA interface. The
specifications and features are described as follows:
The PPC supports CRT and TFT LCD displays. In addition, it also supports CRT and
flat panel display mode simultaneously.
The Motherboard can be set in one of three configurations: on a CRT, on a flat panel
display, or on both simultaneously. The system is initially set to simultaneous display
mode. The Panel resolution supports up to 1280 x 1024 @18bpp or 24bpp.
7.2 Installation of VGA Driver
To install the VGA drivers, follow the steps below to proceed with the installation.
Step.1. Open the device manager, choose “VGA Controller” and click on
“Properties”.
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Step.2. Go to Driver page and choose “Update Driver”.
Step.3. Click Install from a list or specific location, and click on “Next”.
Step.4. Click on browse and select target folder, and click to ”Next”.
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Step.5. Click on “Continue Anyway” to go on.
Step.6. Click “Finish” to finish the driver installation.
7.3 Further information
Winmate web site: http://www.winmate.com.tw
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CHAPTER
AUDIO Driver Installation
This chapter offers information on the Audio.
Sections include:
z
Introduction
z
Installation of AUDIO
z
Further Information
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Chapter 8
AUDIO Driver Installation
8.1 Introduction
The Motherboard is equipped with the ALC203 is a 20-bit DAC and 18-bit ADC
full-duplex AC'97 2.3 compatible stereo audio CODEC designed for PC multimedia
systems, including host/soft audio, and AMR/CNR based designs.
The ALC203 incorporates proprietary converter technology to achieve a high SNR
(greater than 100 dB), sensing logics for device reporting, and a Universal Audio
Jack® for improved user convenience. The ALC203 AC'97 CODEC supports multiple
CODEC extensions with independent variable sampling rates and built-in 3D effects.
The ALC203 CODEC provides two pairs of stereo outputs with independent volume
controls, a mono output, multiple stereo and mono inputs, along with flexible mixing,
gain, and mute functions to provide a complete integrated audio solution for PCs.
The circuitry of the ALC203 CODEC operates from a 3.3V digital and 3.3V/5V
analog power supply with EAPD (External Amplifier Power Down) control for use in
notebook and PC applications. The ALC203 integrates a 50mW/20Ohm headset audio
amplifier into the CODEC, saving BOM costs. The ALC203 also supports the S/PDIF
out function (complies with AC'97 2.3) that offers easy connection of PCs to
consumer electronic products, such as AC3 decoders/speakers and mini disk devices.
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8.2 Installation of Audio Driver
The users must make sure which operating system you are using in the Motherboard
before installing the Audio drivers. Follow the steps below to complete the installation
of the Realtek ALC203 AC97 Audio drivers. You will quickly complete the
installation.
Follow the steps below to install the Realtek AC97 Codec Audio Drivers.
Step.1 Open the device manager, choose “Audio Controller” and click on
“Properties”.
Step.2 Go to Driver page and choose “Update Driver”.
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Step.3 Click Install from a list or specific location, and click on “Next”.
Step.4 Click on browse and select target folder, and click to “Next”.
Step.5 Click on “Continue Anyway” to go on.
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Step.6 Click “Finish” to finish the driver installation.
8.3 Further Information
Winmate web site: http://www.winmate.com.tw
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Notice:
1. You have to press “F6” button when install Windows system in SATA-HDD.
2. You have to copy all file from SATA Driver folder from SATA Driver first, and
put floppy into 3.5-inch disk driver then press “s” bottom.
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3. Finally, select the OS you need and press “Enter”.
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