G3N101-B Series - Rosch Computer
G3N101-B Series
System Board
User’s Manual
935-G3N111-000G
A93400635
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FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
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 when the equipment is operated in a residential
installation. 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. 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 the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into 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.
Notice:
1. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority
to operate the equipment.
2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with
the emission limits.
Table of Contents
About this Manual................................................................................
Warranty.................................................................................................
Static Electricity Precaution................................................................
Safety Measures.....................................................................................
About the Package...............................................................................
Before Using the System Board.........................................................
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Chapter 1 - Introduction.................................................................... 8
Specifications................................................................................................................................... 8
Features.............................................................................................................................................. 11
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation....................................................
System Board Layout ..........................................................................................................
System Memory..........................................................................................................................
Jumper Settings............................................................................................................................
Rear Panel I/O Ports.............................................................................................................
I/O Connectors..........................................................................................................................
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup...................................................................... 52
Award BIOS Setup Utility................................................................................................. 52
Updating the BIOS.................................................................................................................. 96
Chapter 4 - Supported Softwares..................................................... 98
Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications...................................................... 98
Installation Notes.......................................................................................................................109
Chapter 5 - RAID................................................................................. 110
Appendix A - Watchdog Timer.............................................................115
Appendix B - System Error Messages............................................... 116
Appendix C - Troubleshooting.......................................................... 118
About this Manual
An electronic file of this manual is included in the CD. To view the
user’s manual in the CD, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The
autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear. Click “User’s
Manual” on the main menu.
Warranty
1. Warranty does not cover damages or failures that arised from
misuse of the product, inability to use the product, unauthorized
replacement or alteration of components and product specifications.
2. The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to physical abuse, improper installation, modification, accidents or unauthorized repair of the product.
3. Unless otherwise instructed in this user’s manual, the user may
not, under any circumstances, attempt to perform service, adjustments or repairs on the product, whether in or out of warranty.
It must be returned to the purchase point, factory or authorized
service agency for all such work.
4. We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or
consequencial damages to the product that has been modified
or altered.
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Introduction
Static Electricity Precautions
It is quite easy to inadvertently damage your PC, system board,
components or devices even before installing them in your system
unit. Static electrical discharge can damage computer components
without causing any signs of physical damage. You must take extra
care in handling them to ensure against electrostatic build-up.
1. To prevent electrostatic build-up, leave the system board in its
anti-static bag until you are ready to install it.
2. Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
3. Do all preparation work on a static-free surface.
4. Hold the device only by its edges. Be careful not to touch any of
the components, contacts or connections.
5. Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold modules or connectors by their ends.
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor,
disk drive and other components. Perform the upgrade instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation
only. If such a station is not available, you can provide
some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap
and attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If a
wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact
with the system chassis throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
Safety Measures
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range..
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis
cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing,
cover the system chassis before plugging the power cord.
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Battery:
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by
the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
Introduction
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About the Package
The system board package contains the following items. If any of
these items are missing or damaged, please contact your dealer or
sales representative for assistance.
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The system board
A user’s manual
One 40-pin to 40-pin IDE cable
One 44-pin (2.0 pitch) to 40-pin (2.54 pitch) IDE cable
One serial port cable
One USB port cable (optional)
One Serial ATA data cable (optional)
One Serial ATA power cable (optional)
One power cable (for HDD, CD-ROM, etc.)
One “Main Board Utility” CD
One I/O shield (optional)
The system board and accessories in the package may not come
similar to the information listed above. This may differ in accordance
to the sales region or models in which it was sold. For more information about the standard package in your region, please contact
your dealer or sales representative.
Before Using the System Board
Before using the system board, prepare basic system components.
If you are installing the system board in a new system, you will need
at least the following internal components.
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Memory module
Storage devices such as hard disk drive, CD-ROM, etc.
One DC 12V adapter (5A 12V 60W) or a 12V DC power
board
You will also need external system peripherals you intend to use
which will normally include at least a keyboard, a mouse and a video
display monitor.
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Specifications
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Processor
• VIA® C7TM/EdenTM nanoEBGA2 package with V4 Bus processor
- Up to 1.6GHz or higher (400MHz FSB) for C7TM processor
- Up to 1.0GHz or higher (400MHz FSB) for EdenTM processor
Chipset
• VIA® chipset
- Northbridge: VIA® CN700
- Southbridge: VIA® VT8237R (Plus)
System Memory
• VIA® C7TM processor with built-in 128KB Level 2 pipelined burst
cache
• Two 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
• DDR2 400/533 SDRAM unbuffered, non-ECC, 1.8V
• Supports up to 2GB system memory
BIOS
• Award BIOS
• 4Mbit flash memory
Energy Efficient
Design
• Suppor ts ACPI specification and OS Directed Power
Management for ATX power supply
• Supports ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM) function
• Wake-On-Events include:
- Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake-On-Ring
- Wake-On-LAN
- RTC timer to power-on the system
• System power management supported
• CPU stopped clock control
• Microsoft®/Intel® APM 1.2 compliant
• Soft Power suppor ted - ACPI v1.0b specification
Damage Free
Intelligence
• Monitors CPU/system temperature
• Monitors Vcore/3.3V/5V/12V/VBAT/5VSB voltages
• Monitors CPU/system fan speed
• Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage and fan
speed
• Watchdog Timer function
Graphics
• Graphics integrated in the CN700 Northbridge chip
• Optimized Unified Memory Architecture (UMA)
• Shares 32M/64M/128M frame buffer size
• 200MHz graphics engine clock
• 3D graphics
- 128-bit 3D graphics engine
- Floating point setup engine
• 2D graphics
- Supports 8bpp, 15/16bpp and 32bpp color depth modes
- 128-bit 2D graphics engine
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Display
• Supports 2 LVDS Flat Panel Display (FPD) interfaces for dual
display function
• Single channel display supports 18- or 24-bit
Dual channel display supports 36- or 48-bit
• 1600x1200 panel resolution
Audio
• AC'97 version 2.2
• 18-bit stereo full-duplex codec with 48KHz sampling rate
• S/PDIF-out interface
• 2-channel audio output
LAN
• VIA VT6103 ethernet Phy controller
• Suppor ts 10/100Mb/s
• Fully compliant to IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T) and 802.3u
(100BASE-TX) standards
• MII interface to ethernet controller
• Supports auto-negotiation
Serial ATA
with RAID
• Supports two SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces which are compliant
with SATA 1.0 specification (1.5Gbps interface)
• RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD
IDE
• Supports up to UltraDMA 100Mb/s hard drives
• PIO Mode 4 Enhanced IDE (data transfer rate up to 16.6MB/
sec.)
Rear Panel I/O
Ports
• 1 2-pin DC 12V jack
• 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
• 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
• 1 DB-9 serial port
• 1 DB-15 VGA port
• 1 RJ45 LAN port
• 4 USB ports
• Mic-in, line-in and line-out
I/O Connectors
• 1 CompactFlash socket suppor ts Type I/II CompactFlash card
(optional)
• 1 connector for 2 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
• 1 connector for an external RS-232 serial port
• 2 LCD brightness control connectors
• 2 LVDS LCD panel connectors
• 2 LCD/inverter power connectors
• 2 LCD AUX power connectors
• 1 Digital I/O connector
• 1 Digital I/O power connector
• 1 front audio connector for line-out and mic-in jacks
• 1 S/PDIF-out connector
• 1 CD-in connector
• 1 IrDA connector
• 2 Serial ATA connectors
• 1 40-pin IDE 1 connector for 3.5" HDD
• 1 44-pin IDE 2 connector for 2.5" HDD (2.0 pitch)
• 1 floppy connector (FPC type)
• 1 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
• 1 5V/12V output power connector
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• 1 front panel connector
• 2 fan connectors
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Expansion Slots
• 1 PCI slot for PCI expansion card or customized riser card for 1,
2 or 3 PCI slots expansion (for low profile PCI card only)
Compatibility
• PCI 2.2 and AC'97 compliant
PCB
• 6 layers, Mini-ITX form factor
• 17cm (6.7") x 17cm (6.7")
Introduction
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Features
The Watchdog Timer function allows your
application to regularly “clear” the system at
the set time interval. If the system hangs or fails to function, it will
reset at the set time interval so that your system will continue to
operate.
watchdog timer
The system board is equipped with the
CompactFlash TM socket for inser ting a
CompactFlashTM card. CompactFlashTM card is a small removable
mass storage device designed with flash technology - a non-volatile
storage solution that does not require a battery to retain data indefinitely. The CompactFlashTM technology is widely used in products
such as por table and desktop computers, digital cameras, handheld
data collection scanners, PDAs, Pocket PCs, handy terminals and personal communicators.
compactflash
DDR2 is a higher performance DDR technology
whose data transfer rate delivers bandwidth of 4.3
GB per second and beyond. That is twice the speed of the conventional DDR without increasing its power consumption. DDR2
SDRAM modules work at 1.8V supply compared to 2.6V memory
voltage for DDR modules. DDR2 also incorporates new innovations
such as the On-Die Termination (ODT) as well as larger 4-bit prefetch against DDR which fetches 2 bits per clock cycle.
DDR2
The VIA CN700 Northbridge chip comes integrated
with graphics delivering exceptional 3D graphics performance. It supports analog CRT and 2 LVDS interfaces for dual
display function.
graphics
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S/PDIF is a standard audio file transfer format that
transfers digital audio signals to a device without
having to be converted first to an analog format. This prevents the
quality of the audio signal from degrading whenever it is converted
to analog. S/PDIF is usually found on digital audio equipment such as
a DAT machine or audio processing device.
S/PDIF
SERIAL ATA Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant
with SATA 1.0 specification. With speed of up to
1.5Gbps, it improves hard drive performance faster than the standard parallel ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s.
RAID
The system board allows configuring RAID on Serial
ATA drives. It supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD.
LAN
The onboard LAN chip supports up to 100Mbps
data transmission.
The system board is equipped with an IrDA connector for wireless connectivity between your computer
and peripheral devices. The IRDA (Infrared Data Association) specification supports data transfers of 115K baud at a distance of 1
meter.
irda
The system board supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
ports. USB 1.1 suppor ts 12Mb/second bandwidth
while USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/second bandwidth providing a
marked improvement in device transfer speeds between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug
and Play peripherals.
USB
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Introduction
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This feature allows the system that is in the
Suspend mode or Soft Power Off mode to
wake-up/power-on to respond to calls coming from an external modem or respond to calls from a modem PCI card that uses the PCI
PME (Power Management Event) signal to remotely wake up the
PC.
wake-on-ring
Important:
The system board’s power source must continuously supply
≥5A 60W 12V power.
This feature allows the network to remotely
wake up a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC.
It is supported via the onboard LAN port or via a PCI LAN card
that uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal. However,
if your system is in the Suspend mode, you can power-on the system
only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
wake-on-lan
Important:
The system board’s power source must continuously supply
≥5A 60W 12V power.
wake-on-PS/2
This function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on the sys-
tem.
Important:
The system board’s power source must continuously supply
≥5A 60W 12V power.
This function allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system
from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
wake-on-USB
Important:
The system board’s power source must continuously supply
≥5A 60W 12V power.
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rtc timer The RTC installed on the system board allows your
system to automatically power-on on the set date
and time.
ACPI STR The system board is designed to meet the ACPI
(Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) specification. ACPI has energy saving features that enables PCs to implement Power Management and Plug-and-Play with operating systems
that support OS Direct Power Management. Currently, only Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP supports the ACPI function. ACPI when
enabled in the Power Management Setup will allow you to use the
Suspend to RAM function.
With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off the
system at once by pressing the power button or selecting “Standby”
when you shut down Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP without having to
go through the sometimes tiresome process of closing files, applications and operating system. This is because the system is capable of
storing all programs and data files during the entire operating session
into RAM (Random Access Memory) when it powers-off. The operating session will resume exactly where you left off the next time you
power-on the system.
Important:
The system board’s power source must continuously supply
≥5A 60W 12V power.
When power returns after an AC power failPower failure
ure, you may choose to either power-on the
recovery
system manually or let the system power-on
automatically.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
System Board Layout
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Warning:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your system board, processor, disk drives, add-in boards, and other components. Perform the
upgrade instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation only.
If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal
part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable, establish
and maintain contact with the system chassis throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
System Memory
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Warning:
When the DRAM Power LED lit red, it indicates that power is
present on the DDR2 sockets. Power-off the PC then unplug the
power cord prior to installing any memory modules. Failure to do so
will cause severe damage to the motherboard and components.
DRAM
Power LED
DDR2-1
DDR2-2
The two DDR2 DIMM sockets support DDR2 SDRAM DIMM.
BIOS Setting
Configure the system memory in the Advanced Chipset Features
submenu (“DRAM Clock/Drive Control” section) of the BIOS.
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Installing the DIM Module
A DIM module simply snaps into a DIMM socket on the system
board. Pin 1 of the DIM module must correspond with Pin 1 of the
socket.
Notch
Key
Tab
Tab
Pin 1
1. Pull the “tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the side.
2. Position the DIMM above the socket with the “notch” in the
module aligned with the “key” on the socket.
3. Seat the module vertically into the socket. Make sure it is completely seated. The tabs will hold the DIMM in place.
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Jumper Settings
Clear CMOS Data
3
2
1
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
3
2
1
JP5
2-3 On:
X Clear CMOS Data
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the supervisor or user password.
c) You are unable to boot-up the computer system because the
processor’s ratio was incorrectly set in the BIOS.
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in the
ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the ROM BIOS, please follow
the steps below.
1. Power-off the system and unplug the power cord.
2. Set JP5 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP5
back to its default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Now plug the power cord and power-on the system.
If your reason for clearing the CMOS data is due to incorrect
setting of the processor’s ratio in the BIOS, please proceed to
step 4.
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4. After powering-on the system, press <Del> to enter the main
menu of the BIOS.
5. Select the Frequency/Voltage Control submenu and press <Enter>.
6. Set the processor’s ratio to its default setting or an appropriate
setting. Refer to the Frequency/Voltage Control section in chapter
3 for more information.
7. Set the RTC timer to the current date (day, month and year).
8. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu of the BIOS setup
utility. Select “Save & Exit Setup” and press <Enter>.
9. Type <Y> and press <Enter>.
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USB Power Select
1
2 3
USB 4-5
(JP2)
X 1-2 On: 5V
(default)
USB 0-3
(JP1)
X
1
2 3
2-3 On:
5V_standby
3
3
2
2
1
1
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
2-3 On:
5V_standby
JP1 (for USB 0-3) and JP2 (for USB 4-5) are used to select the
power of the USB ports. Selecting 5V_standby will allow you to use
a USB device to wake up the system.
BIOS Setting
“USB Resume From S3” in the Power Management Setup submenu
(“IRQ/Event Activity Detect” section) of the BIOS must be set to
Enabled. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
The system board’s power source must continuously supply
≥5A 60W 12V power.
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LCD Brightness Control (Voltage Level Adjust)
J5
X1
J4
X
3
3
1
1-2 On:
Increases the voltage level
2-3 On:
Decreases the voltage level
Use J4 and/or J5 to connect to the LCD Brightness Control button
of the LCD Display Panel(s). It is used to adjust the brightness of
the LCD Display Panel(s). Increasing or decreasing the voltage to
control the LCD panel’s brightness varies among Inverters. You must
refer to the Inverter’s specification to make the appropriate adjustment to the brightness of the LCD panel.
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Panel Power Select
JP4
5
3
1
6
4
2
X 1-2 On:
3
1
6
4
2
3-4 On:
3.3V
5V
JP3
5
5
3
1
6
4
2
5-6 On:
12V
6
5
6
5
6
5
X4
3
4
3 4
3
1
1
2
1 2
1-2 On:
5V
3-4 On:
3.3V
2
5-6 On:
12V
JP3 and/or JP4 are used to select the power supplied to the LCD
panel.
Important:
Before powering-on the system, make sure JP3/JP4’s setting
matches the LCD panel’s specification. Selecting the incorrect
voltage will seriously damage the LCD panel.
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Power-on Select
JP6
3
3
2
2
1
1
1-2 On:
Power-on via
X AC power
2-3 On:
Power-on via
power button
(default)
JP6 is used to select the method of powering on the system. If you
want the system to power-on whenever AC power comes in, set
JP6 pins 1 and 2 to On. If you want to use the power button, set
pins 2 and 3 to On.
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Rear Panel I/O Ports
PS/2
Mouse
COM 1
LAN
Mic-in
USB 3
Line-in
Line-out
DC 12V PS/2 K/B
VGA
USB 0-1
USB 2
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
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DC 12V port
PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
COM port
VGA port
LAN port
4 USB ports
Mic-in jack
Line-in jack
Line-out jack
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Power Connectors
W
W
DC 12V jack
+12V
Ground
1
2
3
4
Ground
+12V
ATX 12V power
Ground Ground
+12V
+5V
1
4
5V/12V power
W
2-pin DC 12V jack (CN9)
This jack provides maximum of 60W power and is considered a
low power solution. The recommended system configuration for this
power jack includes a CPU, one HDD and a CD-ROM.
ATX 12V Power (CN3)
This jack provides 100W to 150W power and is capable of providing the maximum power requirement. The recommended system
configuration includes a high speed CPU (more than 1GHz), HDD,
CD-ROM, USB devices and a riser card.
5V/12V Power (CN15)
This connector provides additional power to devices such as HDD,
CD-ROM, etc. If a device requires additional power, plug one end of
the power cable to the device and the other end onto the 5V/12V
power connector. This will provide more stability to the entire system.
The system board will still work even if the additional power connector is not connected.
Important:
Every ATX power supply has its minimum load of power. If you
use a greater than 150W ATX power supply, the power consumed by the system board may not attain its minimum load
causing instability to the entire system.
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PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
PS/2 Mouse
W
PS/2 Keyboard
The system board is equipped with an onboard PS/2 mouse
(Green) and PS/2 keyboard (Purple) ports - both at location CN1
of the system board. The PS/2 mouse port uses IRQ12. If a mouse
is not connected to this port, the system will reserve IRQ12 for
other expansion cards.
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Warning:
Make sure to turn off your computer prior to connecting or
disconnecting a mouse or keyboard. Failure to do so may damage the system board.
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use the
PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on the system. To use this
function:
• BIOS Setting:
Configure the PS/2 wake up function in the Power Management
Setup submenu (“IRQ/Event Activity Detect” section) of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
The system board’s power source must continuously supply
≥5A 60W 12V power.
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Serial Ports
COM 1
RD
DTR
DSR
CTS
W
9W
CD
TD
GND
RTS
RI
COM 2 2
1
The system board is equipped with an onboard serial port at location CN7 (COM 1). It is also equipped with a 9-pin connector at
location J3 (COM 2). The serial ports are RS-232 asynchronous
communication ports with 16C550A-compatible UARTs that can be
used with modems, serial printers, remote display terminals, and
other serial devices.
To connect COM 2, please refer to the following description. The
serial port may be mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the cardedge bracket to an available slot at the rear of the system chassis
then insert the cable connector to J3. Make sure the colored stripe
on the ribbon cable is aligned with pin 1 of J3.
BIOS Setting
Configure the serial ports in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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VGA Port
W
VGA
The VGA port is used for connecting a VGA monitor. Connect the
monitor’s 15-pin D-shell cable connector to the VGA port (Blue) at
location CN7. After you plug the monitor’s cable connector into the
VGA port, gently tighten the cable screws to hold the connector in
place.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard VGA in the Advanced Chipset Features
submenu (“AGP & P2P Bridge Control” section) of the BIOS. Refer
to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the graphics driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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RJ45 Fast-Ethernet Port
LAN
W
The system board is equipped with an onboard RJ45 LAN port at
location CN8. This port allows the system board to connect to a
local area network by means of a network hub.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard LAN in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“VIA OnChip PCI Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3
for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the LAN driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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Universal Serial Bus Connectors
USB 1
USB 0
W
USB 3
W
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
N. C.
USB 2
10
9 W
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
Key
USB 4-5 2
1
The system board supports 6 USB 2.0/1.1 ports. USB allows data
exchange between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
Four onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports (Black) are at locations CN8 (USB
0-1) and CN6 (USB 2-3) of the system board.
The USB5_1 (USB 4-5) connector allows you to connect 2 additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The additional USB ports may be mounted
on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to an available
slot at the rear of the system chassis then insert the connector that
is attached to the USB port cables to USB5_1.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard USB in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“VIA OnChip PCI Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3
for more information.
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Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system
to use the USB device. Refer to your operating system’s manual or
documentation for more information.
Refer to chapter 4 for more information about installing the USB 2.0
driver.
Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use a
USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system from the S3
(STR - Suspend To RAM) state. To use this function:
• Jumper Setting:
JP1 and/or JP2 must be set to “2-3 On: 5V_standby”. Refer to
“USB Power Select” in this chapter for more information.
• BIOS Setting:
“USB Resume From S3” in the Power Management Setup
submenu (“IRQ/Event Activity Detect” section) of the BIOS must
be set to Enabled. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
The system board’s power source must continuously supply
≥5A 60W 12V power.
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Audio
Rear audio
Mic-in
Line-in
Mic
Mic Power
AuD_R_Out
N. C.
AuD_L_Out
2
1
W
GND
AuD_Vcc
AuD_R_Return
Key
AuD_L_Return
Line-out
10
W
9
Front audio
Rear Panel Audio Jacks
The system board is equipped with 3 audio jacks at location CN5.
A jack is a one-hole connecting interface for inserting a plug.
• Mic-in Jack (Pink)
This jack is used to connect an external microphone.
• Line-in Jack (Light Blue)
This jack is used to connect any audio devices such as Hi-fi set,
CD player, tape player, AM/FM radio tuner, synthesizer, etc.
• Line-out Jack (Lime)
This jack is used to connect a headphone or external speakers.
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Front Audio
The front audio connector (J1) allows you to connect to the line-out
and mic-in jacks that are at the front panel of your system. Using the
line-out and mic-in jacks will disable the rear audio’s line-out and micin functions.
Remove the jumper caps from pins 5-6 and pins 9-10 of J1 prior to
connecting the front audio cable connector. Make sure pin 1 of the
cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of J1. If you are not using this
connector, make sure to replace the jumper caps back to their original pin locations.
Pins 5-6 and 9-10 short
(default)
The front audio is disabled.
The rear audio is enabled.
Pins 5-6 and 9-10 open
The front audio is enabled.
The rear audio is disabled.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard audio in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“VIA OnChip PCI Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3
for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the audio driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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I/O Connectors
CD-in Internal Audio Connector
Ground Ground
Right audio
Left audio
channel
channel
1
4
W
The CD-in connector (CDIN1) is used to receive audio from a CDROM drive, TV tuner or MPEG card.
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S/PDIF-out Connector
SPDIF out
Key GND
+5V
1
4W
The S/PDIF-out connector (J2) is used to connect an external
S/PDIF-out port. Your S/PDIF-out port may be mounted on a cardedge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to an available slot at the
rear of the system chassis then connect the audio cable connector to
J2 Make sure pin 1 of the audio cable connector is aligned with pin
1 of J2.
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LVDS LCD Panel Connectors
LCD/Inverter Power Connectors
LCD AUX Power Connectors
LCD AUX
1
3
LCD/Inverter
8
1
1
X
LVDS LCD Panel (CN11)
LCD AUX
3
X
8
1
LCD/
1 Inverter
1
LVDS LCD Panel (CN10)
The system board supports 2 LVDS LCD panel interfaces for dual
display function. Connect LCD Display Panels by means of the LVDS
LCD panel connectors (CN10 and CN11) and the LCD/Inverter
power connectors (CN13 and CN14). These connectors transmit
video signals and power from the system board to the LCD Display
Panels. The LCD AUX power connectors (J6 and J7) are used to
connect auxiliary power to the LCD panels.
Refer to the next page for the pin functions of these connectors.
Jumper Settings
Refer to the “Jumper Settings” section in this chapter for settings
relevant to the LCD panel.
BIOS Setting
Configure the LCD panel in the Advanced Chipset Features
submenu (“AGP & P2P Bridge Control” section) of the BIOS. Refer
to chapter 3 for more information.
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LVDS LCD Panel Connector
Pins
Function
Pins
Function
1
GND
2
GND
3
N. C.
4
N. C.
5
N. C.
6
N. C.
7
GND
8
GND
9
LVDS_Out2+
10
LVDS_Out6+
11
LVDS_Out2-
12
LVDS_Out6-
13
GND
14
GND
15
LVDS_Out1+
16
LVDS_Out5+
17
LVDS_Out1-
18
LVDS_Out5-
19
GND
20
GND
21
LVDS_Out0+
22
LVDS_Out4+
23
LVDS_Out0-
24
LVDS_Out4-
25
GND
26
GND
27
LVDS_CLK1+
28
LVDS_CLK2+
29
LVDS_CLK1-
30
LVDS_CLK2-
31
GND
32
GND
33
COMx-(NDTR)
34
COMx-(NTD)
35
COMx-(NRTS)
36
COMx-(XRI)
37
COMx-(NRD)
38
COMx-(NDSR)
39
COMx-(NCTS)
40
COMx-(NDCD)
“COMx” denotes COM2 for CN10
“COMx” denotes COM1 for CN11
LCD/Inverter Power Connector
Pins
Function
Pins
Function
1
+12V
5
Panel Power
2
+12V
6
Panel Inverter Brightness Voltage Control
3
Panel Backlight On/Off Control
7
GND
4
+3.3V
8
GND
LCD AUX Power Connector
Pins
Function
1
Panel Power
2
Ground
3
Panel Power
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Digital I/O and Digital I/O Power Connectors
GND 5VSB
+12V +5V
X1
4
Digital I/O power
X8
1
Digital I/O
The Digital I/O connector provides powering-on function of an external device that is connected to this connector.
Digital I/O Connector
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Pins
Function
Pins
Function
1
Data I/O 0
5
Data I/O 4
2
Data I/O 1
6
Data I/O 5
3
Data I/O 2
7
Data I/O 6
4
Data I/O 3
8
Data I/O 7
Hardware Installation
2
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
1
X
The system board is equipped with a 26-pin FPC type floppy disk
drive connector. Only connect a 1.44MB slim-type floppy disk drive.
Floppy drives other than the one mentioned above are optional.
Refer to the next page for the pin function of this connector.
Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive Cable
Install one end of the floppy disk drive cable into the floppy disk
connector (FDC1) on the system board and the other end connector to the floppy drive. Pin 1 of the cable must align with pin 1 of
FDC1.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable this function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Super I/O Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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FPC Type FDD Connector
40
Pins
Function
Pins
Function
1
5V
2
INDEX#
3
5V
4
DR0#
5
5V
6
DSKCH#
7
N. C.
8
N. C.
9
N. C.
10
MTR0#
11
N. C.
12
DIR#
13
DRVDE0
14
STEP#
15
GND
16
WDATA#
17
GND
18
WGATE#
19
GND
20
TRK0#
21
GND
22
WRPRO#
23
GND
24
RDATA#
25
GND
26
HDSEL#
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Serial ATA Connectors
SATA 1
SATA 0
GND
RXP
RXN
GND
TXN
TXP
GND
X
1
7
•
•
SATA speed up to 1.5Gb/s
RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD
Connecting Serial ATA Cables
Connect one end of the Serial ATA cable to SATA 0 or SATA 1
and the other end to your Serial ATA device.
BIOS Setting
Configure the Serial ATA drives in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“VIA OnChip IDE Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to
chapter 3 for more information.
Configuring RAID
The system board allows configuring RAID on Serial ATA drives.
Refer to chapter 5 for steps in configuring RAID.
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IDE Disk Drive Connectors
IDE 1
1
IDE 2
2
1
2
X
39
40
X 43
44
The system board is equipped with a 40-pin IDE 1 connector and a
44-pin IDE 2 connector.
IDE 1 Connector
The 40-pin IDE 1 connector supports up to two 3.5” UltraDMA
100Mbps hard drives. To prevent improper IDE cable installation, the
IDE 1 connector has a keying mechanism. The connector on the IDE
cable can be inserted into IDE 1 only if pin 1 of the cable connector
is aligned with pin 1 of IDE 1.
The IDE 1 connector supports 2 devices, a Master and a Slave. Use
an IDE ribbon cable to connect the drives to the system board. An
IDE ribbon cable have 3 connectors on them, one that plugs into
the IDE 1 connector and the other 2 connects to IDE devices. The
connector at the end of the cable is for the Master drive and the
connector in the middle of the cable is for the Slave drive.
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Connect to IDE 1
connector
Connect to
Slave HDD
Connect to
Master HDD
Note:
Refer to your disk drive user’s manual for information about
selecting proper drive switch settings.
IDE 2 Connector
The 44-pin IDE 2 connector is used for connecting one 2.5” (2.0
pitch) or 3.5” UltraDMA 33Mbps hard drive. Use a 44-pin to 40pin IDE cable to connect a 3.5” hard drive and a 44-pin to 44-pin
IDE cable to connect 2.5” hard drive.
40-pin, connect to
3.5” HDD
44-pin, connect to
IDE 2 connector
44-pin to 40-pin IDE cable
Make sure the red stripe of the IDE ribbon cable is aligned with pin
1 of the IDE 2 connector. Failure to do so will damage the cable
and worse yet damaging the hard drive.
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Adding a Second IDE Disk Drive
When using two IDE drives, one must be set as the master and the
other as the slave. Follow the instructions provided by the drive
manufacturer for setting the jumpers and/or switches on the drives.
The system board suppor ts Enhanced IDE or ATA-2, ATA/33,
ATA/66 or ATA/100 hard drives. We recommend that you use hard
drives from the same manufacturer. In a few cases, drives from two
different manufacturers will not function properly when used together.
The problem lies in the hard drives, not the system board.
Important:
If you encountered problems while using an ATAPI CD-ROM
drive that is set in Master mode, please set the CD-ROM drive
to Slave mode. Some ATAPI CD-ROMs may not be recognized
and cannot be used if incorrectly set in Master mode.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard IDE in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“VIA OnChip IDE Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3
for more information.
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IrDA Connector
IRRX
N. C. Ground
VCC
IRTX
5
X
1
The IrDA connector at location IR1 is for connecting an IrDA module. Connect the cable connector from your IrDA module to IR1.
Note:
The sequence of the pin functions on some IrDA cable may be
reversed from the pin function defined on the system board.
Make sure to connect the cable to the IrDA connector according to their pin functions.
BIOS Setting
Configure IrDA in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO
Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system
to use the IrDA function. Refer to your operating system’s manual or
documentation for more information.
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Cooling Fan Connectors
Power
Sense
X Ground
1
3
CPU fan
Power
Ground Sense
1
X System
3
fan
Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector
(J8) on the system board. The system fan connector (J10) is used to
connect an additional cooling fan. The cooling fans will provide adequate airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the
CPU and system board components.
BIOS Setting
The “PC Health Status” submenu of the BIOS will display the current
speed of the cooling fans. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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DRAM Power LED and Standby Power LED
DRAM
Power LED
Standby
Power LED
DRAM Power LED
This LED will turn red when the system’s power is on or when it is
in the Suspend state (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM). It
will not light when the system is in the Soft-Off state.
Standby Power LED
This LED will turn red when the system is in the power-on, Soft-Off
or Suspend (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM) state.
Important:
If the DRAM Power LED or Standby Power LED is lighted, you
must power-off the system then turn off the power supply’s
switch or unplug the power cord prior to installing any memory
modules or add-in cards.
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Front Panel Connectors
RESET SW
HDD-LED
11
12
J9
1
2
PWR-LED
X PWR-BTN
HDD-LED - HDD LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
RESET SW - Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the
system.
PWR-BTN - Power Switch
This switch is used to power on or off the system.
PWR-LED - Power/Standby LED
When the system’s power is on, this LED will light. When the system
is in the S1 (POS - Power On Suspend) state, it will blink every
second. When the system is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM)
state, it will blink every 4 seconds.
Pin
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Pin Assignment
Pin
Pin Assignment
N. C.
1
N. C.
PWR-LED
2
4
6
LED Power
LED Power
Signal
HDD-LED
3
5
HDD Power
Signal
PWR-BTN
8
10
Pull low
Signal
RESET SW
7
9
Ground
RST Signal
N. C.
11
N. C.
Key
12
Key
Hardware Installation
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PCI Slot
PCI Slot
You can install a PCI expansion card or a customized riser card
designed for 1, 2 or 3 PCI slots expansion (for low profile PCI card
only) into the PCI slot.
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Battery
Battery
The lithium ion battery powers the real-time clock and CMOS
memory. It is an auxiliary source of power when the main power is
shut off.
Safety Measures
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by
the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
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CompactFlashTM Socket (optional)
CompactFlashTM
socket (solder side)
The dotted lines denote the location of the optional CompactFlashTM
socket which is located on the solder side of the board.
The CompactFlashTM socket is for inserting a CompactFlashTM card.
CompactFlashTM card is a small removable mass storage device designed with flash technology - a non-volatile storage solution that
does not require a batter y to retain data indefinitely. The
CompactFlashTM technology is widely used in products such as portable and desktop computers, digital cameras, handheld data collection scanners, PDAs, Pocket PCs, handy terminals and personal communicators.
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BIOS Setup
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
Award BIOS Setup Utility
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is a program that takes care
of the basic level of communication between the processor and peripherals. In addition, the BIOS also contains codes for various advanced features found in this system board. This chapter explains the
Setup Utility for the Award BIOS.
After you power up the system, the BIOS message appears on the
screen and the memory count begins. After the memory test, the
following message will appear on the screen:
Press DEL to enter setup
If the message disappears before you respond, restart the system or
press the “Reset” button. You may also restart the system by pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
When you press <Del>, the main menu screen will appear.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
X
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Frequency/Voltage Control
↑ ↓ → ←
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
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: Select Item
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3
Standard CMOS Features
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Standard CMOS Features” then
press <Enter>. A screen similar to the one below will appear.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Date <mm:dd:yy>
Time <hh:mm:ss>
X
X
X
X
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
Channel 0 Master
Channel 0 Slave
Channel 1 Master
Channel 1 Slave
Fri, Aug 18 2006
20 : 20 : 30
None
None
Drive A
None
Video
Halt On
EGA/VGA
All , But Keyboard
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
X
Change the day, month,
year and century
640K
65472K
1024K
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays
a day, from Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from
January to December. Date displays the date, from 1 to 31. Year
displays the year, from 1999 to 2099.
Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based
on the 24-hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00.
Hour displays hours from 00 to 23. Minute displays minutes from
00 to 59. Second displays seconds from 00 to 59.
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IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave and IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave
To configure the IDE drives, move the cursor to a field then press
<Enter>. The following screen will appear.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press Enter
IDE Channel 0 Master
Access Mode
Auto
Auto
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
0
0
0
0
0
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
To auto-detect the
HDD’s size, head... on
this channel
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
IDE HDD Auto Detection
Detects the parameters of the drive. The parameters will automatically be shown on the screen.
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave and IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave
If you wish to define your own drive type manually, select “Manual”.
The drive type information should be included in the documentation
from your hard disk vendor. If you select ”Auto”, the BIOS will autodetect the HDD & CD-ROM drive at the POST stage and show
the IDE for the HDD & CD-ROM drive. If a hard disk has not
been installed, select “None”.
Access Mode
For hard drives larger than 528MB, you would typically select the
LBA type. Certain operating systems require that you select Normal
or Large. Please check your operating system’s manual or Help desk
on which one to select.
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Capacity
Displays the approximate capacity of the disk drive. Usually the size
is slightly greater than the size of a formatted disk given by a disk
checking program.
Cylinder
This field displays the number of cylinders.
Head
This field displays the number of read/write heads.
Precomp
This field displays the number of cylinders at which to change the
write timing.
Landing Zone
This field displays the number of cylinders specified as the landing
zone for the read/write heads.
Sector
This field displays the number sectors per track.
Drive A
This field identifies the type of floppy disk drive installed.
None
360K, 5.25 in.
1.2M, 5.25 in.
720K, 3.5 in.
1.44M, 3.5 in.
2.88M, 3.5 in.
No floppy drive is installed
5-1/4 in. standard drive; 360KB capacity
5-1/4 in. AT-type high-density drive; 1.2MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 720KB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 1.44MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 2.88MB capacity
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Video
This field selects the type of video adapter used for the primary
system monitor. Although secondary monitors are supported, you do
not have to select the type. The default setting is EGA/VGA.
EGA/VGA
CGA 40
CGA 80
Mono
Enhanced Graphics Adapter/Video Graphics Array.
For EGA, VGA, SVGA and PGA monitor adapters.
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 40-column
mode.
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 80-column
mode.
Monochrome adapter. Includes high resolution monochrome adapters.
Halt On
This field determines whether the system will stop if an error is
detected during power up. The default setting is All Errors.
No Errors The system boot will not stop for any errors detected.
All Errors The system boot will stop whenever the BIOS detects
a non-fatal error.
All, But Keyboard The system boot will not stop for a keyboard
error; it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Diskette The system boot will not stop for a disk error;
it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Disk/Key The system boot will not stop for a disk or
keyboard error; it will stop for all other errors.
Base Memory
Displays the amount of base (or conventional) memory installed in
the system. The value of the base memory is typically 512K for
systems with 512K memory installed on the motherboard or 640K
for systems with 640K or more memor y installed on the
motherboard.
Extended Memory
Displays the amount of extended memory detected during boot-up.
Total Memory
Displays the total memory available in the system.
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Advanced BIOS Features
The Advanced BIOS Features allows you to configure your system
for basic operation. Some entries are defaults required by the system
board, while others, if enabled, will improve the performance of your
system or let you set some features according to your preference.
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Press Enter
Press Enter
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Hard Disk
Hard Disk
LS120
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
On
Disabled
6
250
Setup
1.4
Non-OS2
Enabled
Disabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
X
Select Removable Boot
Device Priority
X
CPU Feature
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Virus Warning
CPU L1 & L2 Cache
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
Quick Power On Self Test
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Swap Floppy Drive
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Typematic Rate Setting
x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
x Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
MPS Version Control For OS
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
Video BIOS Shadow
Small Logo(EPA) Show
X
X
X
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced BIOS Features
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The screen above list all the fields available in the Advanced BIOS Features
submenu, for ease of reference in this manual. In the actual CMOS setup, you have
to use the scroll bar to view the fields. The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
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CPU Feature
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
CPU Feature
Delay Prior To Thermal
Thermal Management
16 Min
Thermal Monitor 1
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Delay Prior To Thermal
This field is used to select the time that would force the CPU to a
50% duty cycle when it exceeds its maximum operating temperature
therefore protecting the CPU and the system board from overheating to ensure a safe computing environment..
Thermal Management
Select a “thermal monitor” in this field to enable the CPU’s
speedstep function. Restart the system then go to the operating
system’s “Control Panel”. Double-click “Power Options”. The “Power
Options Properties” dialog box will appear. In the “Power Schemes”
menu, select “Portable/Laptop”. Speedstep reduces the CPU’s frequency and voltage in accordance to its load.
Thermal Monitor 1
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On die throtting.
BIOS Setup
3
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Hard Disk Boot Priority
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Pri.Master :
Pri.Slave :
Sec.Master :
Sec.Slave :
USBHDD0 :
USBHDD1 :
USBHDD2 :
Bootable Add-in Cards
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
Use (↑) or (↓) to
Select a device, then press
(+) to move it up, or (-) to
move it down to the list.
press (ESC) to exit this
menu.
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
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Virus Warning
This field protects the boot sector and partition table of your hard
disk drive. When this field is enabled, the Award BIOS will monitor
the boot sector and partition table of the hard disk drive. If an
attempt is made to write to the boot sector or partition table of
the hard disk drive, the BIOS will halt the system and an error
message will appear.
After seeing the error message, if necessary, you will be able to run
an anti-virus program to locate and remove the problem before any
damage is done.
Many disk diagnostic programs which attempt to access the boot
sector table will cause the warning message to appear. If you are
running such a program, we recommend that you first disable this
field. Also, disable this field if you are installing or running certain
operating systems like Windows®95/98/2000 or the operating system may not install nor work.
CPU L1 and L2 Cache
This field is used to speed up the memory access. Enable the external cache for better performance.
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
The processors supported by the system board come with built-in Level
2 cache. By default, ECC is enabled to check the Level 2 cache. If you are
not using this function, set this field to Disabled.
Quick Power On Self Test
This field speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) after you power on
the system. When Enabled, the BIOS will shorten or skip some check
items during POST.
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First Boot Device, Second Boot Device, Third Boot Device and Boot
Other Device
Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the “First Boot
Device” “Second Boot Device” and “Third Boot Device” fields respectively. The BIOS will boot the operating system according to the
sequence of the drive selected. Set “Boot Other Device” to Enabled
if you wish to boot from another device.
Swap Floppy Drive
When this field is enabled and the system is booting from the floppy
drive, the system will boot from drive B instead of drive A. When
this field is disabled and the system is booting from the floppy drive,
the system will boot from drive A. You must have two floppy drives
to use this function.
Boot Up Floppy Seek
When enabled, the BIOS will check whether the floppy disk drive
installed is 40 or 80 tracks. Note that the BIOS cannot distinguish
between 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M drive types as they are all
80 tracks. When disabled, the BIOS will not search for the type of
floppy disk drive by track number. Note that there will not be any
warning message if the drive installed is 360KB.
Boot Up NumLock Status
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric
keypad. By default, the system boots up with NumLock on wherein
the function of the numeric keypad is the number keys. When set to
Off, the function of the numeric keypad is the arrow keys.
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Typematic Rate Setting
Disabled Continually holding down a key on your keyboard will
cause the BIOS to report that the key is down.
Enabled The BIOS will not only report that the key is down, but
will first wait for a moment, and, if the key is still down, it
will begin to report that the key has been depressed
repeatedly. For example, you would use such a feature to
accelerate cursor movements with the arrow keys. You
can then select the typematic rate and typematic delay in
the “Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)” and “Typematic Delay
(Msec)” fields below.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This field allows you to select the rate at which the keys are accelerated.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
This field allows you to select the delay between when the key was
first depressed and when the acceleration begins.
Security Option
This field determines when the system will prompt for the password
- everytime the system boots or only when you enter the BIOS
setup. Set the password in the Set Supervisor/User Password
submenu.
System The system will not boot and access to Setup will be
denied unless the correct password is entered at the
prompt.
Setup The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied
unless the correct password is entered at the prompt.
MPS Version Control for OS
This field is used to select the MPS version that the system board is
using.
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OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
This field allows you to access the memory that is over 64MB in
OS/2.
Video BIOS Shadow
Determines whether video BIOS will be copied to RAM. Video
Shadow will increase the video speed. Note that some graphics
boards require that this option be disabled. The default value is Enabled.
Enabled
Disabled
Video shadow is enabled.
Video shadow is disabled.
Small Logo(EPA) Show
Enabled The EPA logo will appear during system boot-up.
Disabled The EPA logo will not appear during system boot-up.
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Advanced Chipset Features
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Advanced Chipset Features
X
X
X
DRAM Clock/Drive Control
AGP & P2P Bridge Control
CPU & PCI Bus Control
Memory Hole
System BIOS Cacheable
Video RAM Cacheable
Init Display First
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Press Enter
Press Enter
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
AGP
+/-/PU/PD: Value
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Item Help
Menu Level
X
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
This section gives you functions to configure the system based on
the specific features of the chipset. The chipset manages bus speeds
and access to system memory resources. These items should not
be altered unless necessary. The default settings have been chosen
because they provide the best operating conditions for your system.
The only time you might consider making any changes would be if
you discovered some incompatibility or that data was being lost
while using your system.
DRAM Clock/Drive Control
AGP & P2P Bridge Control
Refer to the following pages for more
information on these submenus.
CPU & PCI Bus Control
Memory Hole
In order to improve system performance, certain space in memory
can be reserved for ISA cards. This memory must be mapped into
the memory space below 16MB.
15M-16M The CPU assumes the 15-16MB memory range is
allocated to the hidden ISA address range instead of
the actual system DRAM.
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Disabled
3
The CPU assumes the 15-16MB address range actually contains DRAM memory. If more than 16MB
of system memory is installed, this option must be
selected to provide contiguous system memory.
System BIOS Cacheable
When this field is enabled, accesses to the system BIOS ROM addressed at F0000H-FFFFFH are cached, provided that the cache
controller is enabled. The larger the range of the Cache RAM, the
higher the efficiency of the system.
Vedio RAM Cacheable
When enabled, it allows the video RAM to be cacheable thus providing
better video performance. If your graphics card does not support this
function, set this field to Disabled.
Init Display First
This field is used to select whether to initialize the VGA or PCI first
when the system boots.
AGP
PCI Slot
When the system boots, it will first initialize the
onboard VGA.
When the system boots, it will first initialize PCI.
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DRAM Clock/Drive Control
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
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DRAM Clock/Drive Control
Current FSB Frequency
Current DRAM Frequency
DRAM Clock
DRAM Timing
SDRAM CAS Latency [DDR/DDR2]
Bank Interleave
Precharge to Active(Trp)
Active to Precharge(Tras)
Active to CMD(Trcd)
REF to ACT/REF(Trfc)
ACT(0) to ACT(1) (TRRD)
Read to Precharge (Trtp)
Write to Read CMD(Twtr)
Write Recovery Time (Twr)
DRAM Command Rate
RDSAIT Mode
RDSAIT Selection
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Item Help
By SPD
Auto By SPD
2.5/4
Disabled
4T
07T
4T
21T
3T
2T
1T/2T
4T
2T Command
Auto
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F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Current FSB Frequency
This field will show the detected frequency of the CPU.
Current DRAM Frequency
This field will show the detected frequency of the DRAM.
DRAM Clock
This field is used to select the clock speed of the DRAM.
By SPD
200 MHz
266 MHz
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The EEPROM on a DIMM has SPD (Serial Presence
Detect) data structure that stores information about
the module such as the memory type, memory size,
memory speed, etc. When this option is selected, the
system will run according to the information in the
EEPROM. This option is the default setting because it
provides the most stable condition for the system.
The memory clock speed will run at 400MHz.
The memory clock speed will run at 532MHz DDR.
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DRAM Timing
This field is used to select the timing of the DRAM.
Auto By SPD
Manual
The EEPROM on a DIMM has SPD (Serial Presence Detect) data structure that stores information about the module such as the memory type,
memory size, memory speed, etc. When this option is selected, the system will run according to
the information in the EEPROM. This option is the
default setting because it provides the most stable condition for the system.
This option allows you to manually select the options in the “SDRAM CAS Latency”” to “ACT(0)
to ACT(1)” fields. The system will run according
to the settings in these fields.
SDRAM CAS Latency
This field is used to select the clock cycles for the CAS latency.
Bank Interleave
The options are Disabled, 2 Bank, 4 Bank and 8 Bank.
Precharge to Active (Trp)
The options are 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T.
Active to Precharge (Tras)
The options are 05T to 20T.
Active to CMD (Trcd)
The options are 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T.
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REF to ACT/REF (Trfc)
The options are 08T to 71T.
ACT(0) to ACT(1) (Trrd)
The options are 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T.
Read to Precharge (Trtp)
This field is used to select the number of cycles that is allowed for
Row Address Strobe (RAS) to precharge. If insufficient time is allowed for the RAS to accumulate its charge before DRAM refreshes,
refreshing may be incomplete and DRAM may fail to retain data.
Write to Read CMD (Twtr)
This field is used to select the write to read delay time. This is
measured from the rising edge of the last non-masked data strobe
to the rising edge of the next read command.
Write Recovery Time (Twr)
This field is used to select the write recovery time when the DRAM
safely registers the last write data. This is the time from the last write
data to precharge.
DRAM Command Rate
The options are 1T Command and 2T Command.
RDSAIT Mode
The options are Auto and Manual.
RDSAIT Selection
The option is 3. Leave this in its default setting.
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AGP & P2P Bridge Control
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
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AGP & P2P Bridge Control
AGP Aperture Size
AGP 3.0 Mode
AGP Driving Control
x AGP Driving Value
AGP Fast Write
AGP Master 1 WS Write
AGP Master 1 WS Read
AGP 3.0 Calibration Cycle
VGA Share Memory Size
Direct Frame Buffer
Select Display Device
Panel Type
128M
4X
Auto
DA
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
32M
Enabled
CRT
0A
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
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F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
AGP Aperture Size
This field is used to select the size of the system RAM that can be
allocated to the AGP for graphics purposes. Aperture refers to a
portion of the PCI memory address range that is dedicated for the
graphics memory address space. Host cycles that hit the aperture
range are forwarded to the AGP without any translation.
AGP 3.0 Mode
This field is used to configure AGP 3.0 mode card that supports
AGP 4x/8x with up to 2.1GB/sec. bandwidth. You can also select
another mode from the options available in this field.
AGP Driving Control
Set this field to Manual only if there are compatibility problems with
some AGP cards. When set to Manual, select a value in the “AGP
Driving Value” field.
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AGP Driving Value
This field is used to select a value for the AGP Driving control. We
recommend that you leave this field in its default setting.
AGP Fast Write
This field is used to enable or disable the AGP Fast Write function.
AGP Fast Write allows the CPU to send data directly to the graphics controller - skipping the system memory. This improves the speed
accordingly.
AGP Master 1 WS Write
Set this field to Enabled to add one clock tick to AGP write operations.
AGP Master 1 WS Read
Set this field to Enabled to add one clock tick to AGP read operations.
AGP 3.0 Calibration Cycle
When this field is set to enabled, it allows the system to calibrate
the AGP’s performance. We recommend that you leave this field in
its default setting - Enabled.
VGA Share Memory Size
This field is used to select the memory size that will be shared by
the VGA.
Direct Frame Buffer
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Select Display Device
This field is used to select the type of display connected to the
system.
Panel Type
This field is used to select the type of LCD panel used.
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CPU & PCI Bus Control
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
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CPU & PCI Bus Control
PCI Master 0 WS Write
PCI Delay Transaction
Enabled
Enalbed
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
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F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
PCI Master 0 WS Write
When enabled, writes to the PCI bus are executed with zero wait
state.
PCI Delay Transaction
When enabled, this function frees up the PCI bus for other PCI
masters during the PCI-to-ISA transactions. This allows PCI and ISA
buses to be used more efficiently and prevents degradation of performance on the PCI bus when ISA accesses are made.
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Integrated Peripherals
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Integrated Peripherals
X
X
X
VIA OnChip IDE Device
VIA OnChip PCI Device
Super IO Device
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Press Enter
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Press Enter
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+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
X
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
VIA OnChip IDE Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
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VIA OnChip IDE Device
OnChip SATA
SATA Mode
IDE DMA Transfer Access
OnChip IDE Channel 0
OnChip IDE Channel 1
IDE Prefetch Mode
Primary Master PIO
Primary Slave PIO
Secondary Master PIO
Secondary Slave PIO
Primary Master UDMA
Primary Slave UDMA
Secondary Master UDMA
Secondary Slave UDMA
IDE HDD Block Mode
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Enabled
IDE
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
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OnChip SATA
This field is used to enable or disable the Serial ATA function.
SATA Mode
IDE
RAID
This option configures the Serial ATA drives in IDE
mode.
This option enables the RAID function for Serial ATA
drives.
IDE DMA Transfer Access
This field is used to enable or disable the DMA transfer function of
an IDE hard drive.
OnChip IDE Channel0 and OnChip IDE Channel1
These fields allow you to enable or disable the primary and secondary IDE controller. The default is Enabled. Select Disabled if you want
to add a different hard drive controller.
IDE Prefetch Mode
This allows data and addresses to be stored in the internal buffer of
the chip, thus reducing access time. Enable this field to achieve better
performance.
Primary Master/Slave PIO and Secondary Master/Slave PIO
PIO means Programmed Input/Output. Rather than have the BIOS
issue a series of commands to effect a transfer to or from the disk
drive, PIO allows the BIOS to tell the controller what it wants and
then let the controller and the CPU perform the complete task by
themselves. Your system supports five modes, 0 (default) to 4, which
primarily differ in timing. When Auto is selected, the BIOS will select
the best available mode after checking your drive.
Auto
The BIOS will automatically set the system according
to your hard disk drive’s timing.
Mode 0-4 You can select a mode that matches your hard disk
drive’s timing. Caution: Do not use the wrong setting
or you will have drive errors.
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Primary Master/Slave UDMA and Secondary Master/Slave UDMA
These fields allow you to set the Ultra DMA in use. When Auto is
selected, the BIOS will select the best available option after checking
your hard drive or CD-ROM.
Auto
Disabled
The BIOS will automatically detect the settings for
you.
The BIOS will not detect these categories.
IDE HDD Block Mode
Enabled
Disabled
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The IDE HDD uses the block mode. The system
BIOS will check the hard disk drive for the maximum
block size the system can transfer. The block size will
depend on the type of hard disk drive.
The IDE HDD uses the standard mode.
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VIA OnChip PCI Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
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VIA OnChip PCI Device
AC97 Audio
Onboard LAN
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
OnChip USB Controller
OnChip EHCI Controller
USB Emulation
USB Keyboard Support
USB Mouse Support
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Auto
Enabled
Disabled
All Enabled
Enabled
On
Enabled
Enabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
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ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
AC97 Audio
Auto
Disabled
Select this option when using the onboard audio
codec.
Select this option when using a PCI sound card.
Onboard LAN
Enabled
Disabled
Enables the onboard LAN.
Disables the onboard LAN.
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Enable this field if you wish to use the boot ROM (instead of a disk
drive) to boot-up the system and access the local area network
directly.
If you wish to change the boot ROM’s settings, type the <Shift> and
<Tab> keys simultaneously when prompted during boot-up. Take
note: you will be able to access the boot ROM’s program (by typing
<Shift> + <Tab>) only when this field is enabled.
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OnChip USB Controller
This field is used to enable or disable the USB function.
OnChip EHCI Controller
If you are using USB 2.0, this field must be set to Enabled.
USB Emulation
On
Off
KB/MS
The system supports USB legacy keyboard, USB
legacy mouse and USB storage.
The system does not support any USB device when
in DOS mode.
The system supports USB legacy keyboard and USB
legacy mouse but does not support USB storage.
USB Keyboard Support
Due to the limited space of the BIOS ROM, the support for legacy
USB keyboard (in DOS mode) is by default set to Disabled. With
more BIOS ROM space available, it will be able to support more
advanced features as well as provide compatibility to a wide variety
of peripheral devices.
If a PS/2 keyboard is not available and you need to use a USB
keyboard to install Windows (installation is performed in DOS
mode) or run any program under DOS, set this field to Enabled.
USB Mouse Support
Due to the limited space of the BIOS ROM, the support for legacy
USB mouse (in DOS mode) is by default set to Disabled. With
more BIOS ROM space available, it will be able to support more
advanced features as well as provide compatibility to a wide variety
of peripheral devices.
If a PS/2 mouse is not available and you need to use a USB mouse
to install Windows (installation is performed in DOS mode) or run
any program under DOS, set this field to Enabled.
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Super IO Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
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Super IO Device
Enabled
3F8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3
Normal
Hi, Lo
Enalbed
Half
IR-Rx2Tx2
Onboard FDC Controller
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
UART Mode Select
RxD, TxD Active
IR Transmission Delay
UR2 Duplex Mode
Use IR Pins
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F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
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ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
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identical to this one.
Onboard FDC Controller
Enabled
Disabled
Enables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Disables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Onboard Serial Port 1 and Onboard Serial Port 2
Auto
The system will automatically select an I/O address
for the onboard serial port 1 and serial port 2.
3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3
Allows you to
manually select an I/O address for the onboard serial port 1 and serial port 2.
Disabled
Disables the onboard serial port 1 and/or serial
port 2.
UART Mode Select
This field is used to select the type of IrDA standard supported by
your IrDA device. For better transmission of data, your IrDA peripheral device must be within a 30o angle and within a distance of 1
meter.
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RxD, TxD Active
The options are Hi, Lo; Lo, Hi; Lo, Lo; and Hi, Hi.
IR Transmission Delay
If this field is Enabled, transmission of data will be slower. This is
recommended when you encounter transmission problem with your
device. The options are: Enabled and Disabled.
UR2 Duplex Mode
Half
Full
Data is completely transmitted before receiving data.
Transmits and receives data simultaneously.
Use IR Pins
The options are IR-Rx2Tx2 and RxD2TxD2.
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Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure your system
to most effectively save energy.
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Power Management Setup
X
ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
Power Management Option
HDD Power Down
Suspend Mode
Video Off Option
Video Off Method
Modem Use IRQ
Soft-Off By PWRBTN
Run VGABIOS If S3 Resume
Ac Loss Auto Restart
IRQ/Event Activity Detect
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Enabled
S1(POS)
User Define
Disabled
Disabled
SuspendJOff
V/H SYNC+Blank
3
InstantJOff
Auto
Off
Press Enter
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
X
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
ACPI Function
This function should be enabled only in operating systems that support ACPI. Currently, only Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP supports this
function. If you want to use the Suspend to RAM function, make sure
this field is enabled then select “S3(STR)” in the “ACPI Suspend Type”
field.
ACPI Suspend Type
This field is used to select the type of Suspend mode.
S1(POS)
S3(STR)
Enables the Power On Suspend function.
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
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Power Management Option
This field allows you to select the type (or degree) of power saving
by changing the length of idle time that elapses before the “Suspend
Mode” field is activated.
Min Saving
Max Saving
User Define
Minimum power saving time for Suspend mode = 1
hr.
Maximum power saving time for Suspend mode =
1 min.
Allows you to set the power saving time in the
“Suspend Mode” field.
HDD Power Down
This is selectable only when the Power Management field is set to
User Define. When the system enters the HDD Power Down mode
according to the power saving time selected, the hard disk drive will
be powered down while all other devices remain active.
Suspend Mode
When the system enters the Suspend mode, the CPU and onboard
peripherals will be shut off.
Video Off Option
Always On
Suspend -> Off
The system BIOS will never turn off the
screen.
The screen is off when the system is in the
Suspend mode.
Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
V/H SYNC + Blank This will cause the system to turn off the vertical and horizontal synchronization ports and
write blanks to the video buffer.
Blank Screen This only writes blanks to the video buffer.
DPMS Support Initializes display power management signaling. Select this if your video board supports it.
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MODEM Use IRQ
This field is used to set an IRQ channel for the modem installed in
your system.
Soft-Off by PWRBTN
This field allows you to select the method of powering off your
system.
Delay 4 Sec. Regardless of whether the Power Management function is enabled or disabled, if the power button is
pushed and released in less than 4 sec, the system
enters the Suspend mode. The purpose of this function is to prevent the system from powering off in
case you accidentally “hit” or pushed the power button. Push and release again in less than 4 sec to
restore. Pushing the power button for more than 4
seconds will power off the system.
Instant-Off Pressing and then releasing the power button at
once will immediately power off your system.
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
When this field is set to Auto, the system will initialize the VGA BIOS
when it wakes up from the S3 state. This can be configured only if
the “ACPI Suspend Type” field is set to “S3(STR)”.
Ac Loss Auto Restart
Off
When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system’s power is off. You must press the Power button to power-on the system.
On
When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system will automatically power-on.
Former-Sts When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system will return to the state where you left off before power failure occurs. If the system’s power is off
when AC power failure occurs, it will remain off when
power returns. If the system’s power is on when AC
power failure occurs, the system will power-on when
power returns.
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IRQ/Event Activity Detect
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
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IRQ/Event Activity Detect
PS2KB Wakeup Select
PS2KB Wakeup From S3/S5
x Power Button Lock
PS2MS Wakeup From S3/S5
USB Resume From S3
PCI Master
PowerOn By PCI Card
Modem Ring Resume
RTC Alarm Resume
Date (Of Month)
Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
x IRQS Activity Monitoring
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Hot Key
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Off
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
0
13:0:0
Press Enter
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
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XX
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
PS2KB Wakeup Select
Hot Key
Password
This option allows you to select the keys (in the
“PS2KB Wakeup from S3/S5” and “PS2MS Wakeup
from S3/S5” fields) that you would like to use to
power-on the system.
This option allows you to use a password to wake
up the system from the S3/S5 state. Select this option then press <Enter>. Enter your password. You
can enter up to 8 characters. Type in exactly the
same password to confirm, then press <Enter>.
Important:
If you forgot the password, you must power-off the system,
unplug the power cord and clear the CMOS data. Follow
the steps in the “Clear CMOS Data” section in chapter 2.
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PS2KB Wakeup From S3/S5
This field allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard to wake up the
system from the S3/S5 state.
Disabled
Any Key
Hot Key
Disables the keyboard wake up function.
Use any keyboard keys to wake up the system from
the S3/S5 state.
Use any of the function keys, between Ctrl+F1 and
Ctrl+F12, to wake up the system from the S3/S5
state.
Power Button Lock
Enabled
Disabled
Locks the power button. You have to use the keyboard to wake up the system. This field is not
configurable if the “PS2KB Wakeup From S3/S5” field
is disabled.
Unlocks the power button.
PS2MS Wakeup from S3/S5
This field allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to wake up the system
from the S3/S5 state.
Enabled
Disabled
Enables the PS/2 mouse wake up function.
Disables the PS/2 mouse wake up function.
USB Resume from S3
This field, when enabled, allows you to use a USB device to wake up
the system.
PCI Master
When set to On, the system will respond and wake up to any PCI
or bus master activity.
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PowerOn by PCI Card
Enabled
Disabled
This field should be set to Enabled only if your PCI card
such as LAN card or modem card uses the PCI PME
(Power Management Event) signal to remotely wake
up the system. Access to the LAN card or PCI card will
cause the system to wake up. Refer to the card’s
documentation for more information.
The system will not wake up despite access to the PCI
card.
Modem Ring Resume
Set this field to Enabled to use the modem ring-on function. This will
allow your system to power-on to respond to calls coming from an
external modem
RTC Alarm Resume
Enabled
When Enabled, you can set the date and time you
would like the Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC to
power-on in the “Date (of Month)” and “Resume Time
(hh:mm:ss)” fields. However, if the system is being
accessed by incoming calls or the network (Resume On
Ring/LAN) prior to the date and time set in these
fields, the system will give priority to the incoming calls
or network.
Disabled Disables the automatic power-on function. (default)
Date (of Month)
0
1-31
The system will power-on everyday according to the
time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
Select a date you would like the system to poweron. The system will power-on on the set date, and
time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
This is used to set the time you would like the system to power-on.
If you want the system to power-on everyday as set in the “Date
(of Month) Alarm” field, the time set in this field must be later than
the time of the RTC set in the Standard CMOS Features submenu.
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IRQs Activity Monitoring
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The “Primary
INTR”, and “IRQ3” - “IRQ15” fields will appear.
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IRQ Activity Monitoring
Primary INTR
IRQ3 (COM 2)
IRQ4 (COM 1)
IRQ5 (LPT 2)
IRQ6 (Floppy Disk)
IRQ7 (LPT 1)
IRQ8 (RTC Alarm)
IRQ9 (IRQ2 Redir)
IRQ10 (Reserved)
IRQ11 (Reserved)
IRQ12 (PS/2 Mouse)
IRQ13 (Coprocessor)
IRQ14 (Hard Disk)
IRQ15 (Reserved)
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
On
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
When enabled, access to the specified IRQ will cause the system to
wake up completely from the power management mode. When
disabled, the system will not wake up from the power management
mode despite access to the specified IRQ.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
This section shows how to configure the PCI bus system. It covers
some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that only
experienced users should make any changes to the default settings.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
PNP OS Installed
Reset Configuration Data
Resources Controlled By
x IRQ Resources
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
No
Disabled
Item Help
Menu Level
X
Auto(ESCD)
Press Enter
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
PNP OS Installed
If you selected “Yes”, the BIOS will detect the Plug and Play devices
for some compatible resources.
Reset Configuration Data
Enabled
Disabled
The BIOS will reset the Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) once automatically. It will then recreate a new set of configuration data.
The BIOS will not reset the configuration data.
Resources Controlled By
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capability to automatically
configure all of the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices.
Auto(ESCD)
Manual
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The system will automatically detect the settings
for you.
Choose the specific IRQ resources in the “IRQ
Resources” field.
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IRQ Resources
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The “IRQ-3” to
“IRQ-15” fields will appear. Set each system interrupt to either PCI
Device or Reserved.
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IRQ Resources
IRQ-3
IRQ-4
IRQ-5
IRQ-7
IRQ-9
IRQ-10
IRQ-11
IRQ-12
IRQ-14
IRQ-15
↑↓→← :
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
Legacy ISA for devices
compliant with the
original PC AT bus
specification. PCI/ISA
PnP for devices
compliant with the Plug
and Play standard
whether designed for
PCI or ISA bus
architecture.
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
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PC Health Status
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PC Health Status
Current System Temp.
Current CPU Temperature
Current CPU FAN Speed
Current System FAN Speed
CPU Vcore
+ 3.3 V
+ 5 V
+ 12 V
VBAT(V)
5VSB(V)
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
X
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Current System Temperature, Current CPU Temperature, Current CPU
FAN Speed and Current System Fan Speed
These fields will show the detected internal temperature of the system, current temperature of the CPU, and the current fan speed of
the cooling fans in RPM (Revolutions Per Minute).
CPU Vcore
This field will show the detected core voltage of the CPU.
+3.3V, +5V, +12V, VBAT (V) and 5VSB (V)
These fields will show the output voltage of the monitored devices
or components.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
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Frequency/Voltage Control
CPU Clock Ratio
Spread Spectrum
6x
Disabled
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
CPU Clock Ratio
This field is used to select the CPU’s frequency ratio.
Important:
The frequency ratio of some processors may have been locked
by the manufacturer. If you are using this kind of processor,
setting an extended ratio for the processor will have no effect.
The system will instead use its factory default ratio.
Spread Spectrum
Leave this field in its default setting. Do not alter this setting unless
advised by an engineer or technician.
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Load Fail-Safe Defaults
The “Load Fail-Safe Defaults” option loads the troubleshooting default values permanently stored in the ROM chips. These settings are
not optimal and turn off all high performance features. You should
use these values only if you have hardware problems. Highlight this
option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Frequency/Voltage Control
Set User Password
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)?
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
If you want to proceed, type <Y> and press <Enter>. The default
settings will be loaded.
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Load Optimized Defaults
The “Load Optimized Defaults” option loads optimized settings from
the BIOS ROM. Use the default values as standard values for your
system. Highlight this option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Frequency/Voltage Control
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)?
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Load Optimized Defaults
Type <Y> and press <Enter> to load the Setup default values.
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Set Supervisor Password
If you want to protect your system and setup from unauthorized
entry, set a supervisor’s password with the “System” option selected
in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want to protect access to
setup only, but not your system, set a supervisor’s password with the
“Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. You will not
be prompted for a password when you cold boot the system.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and
press <Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
Save & Exit Setup
X
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Frequency/Voltage Control
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Change/Set/Disable Password
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the password function, highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and press <Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key to
return to the main menu.
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Set User Password
If you want another user to have access only to your system but
not to setup, set a user’s password with the “System” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want a user to enter a
password when trying to access setup, set a user’s password with
the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features.
Using user’s password to enter Setup allows a user to access only
“Set User Password” that appears in the main menu screen. Access
to all other options is denied.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set User Password” and press
<Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
Save & Exit Setup
X
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Frequency/Voltage Control
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Change/Set/Disable Password
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the password function, highlight “Set User Password” and press <Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key to return
to the main menu.
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Save & Exit Setup
When all the changes have been made, highlight “Save & Exit Setup”
and press <Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Frequency/Voltage Control
SAVE to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)?
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Save Data to CMOS
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The modifications you have made will
be written into the CMOS memory, and the system will reboot. You
will once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make additional changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc>
simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
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Exit Without Saving
When you do not want to save the changes you have made, highlight “Exit Without Saving” and press <Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Frequency/Voltage Control
Set User Password
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)?Save
N & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Abandon All Data
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The system will reboot and you will
once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make any changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc> simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
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Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash
utility, AWDFLASH.EXE. Please contact technical support or your
sales representative for the files.
1. Save the new BIOS file along with the flash utility
AWDFLASH.EXE to a floppy disk.
2. Reboot the system and enter the Award BIOS Setup Utility to
set the first boot drive to “Floppy”.
3. Save the setting and reboot the system.
4. After the system booted from the floppy disk, execute the flash
utility by typing AWDFLASH.EXE. The following screen will appear.
Award BIOS Flash Utility V.8.15B
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
(The current BIOS information will appear in this area.)
File Name to Program :
5. Type the new BIOS file name onto the gray area that is next to
“File Name to Program” then press <Enter>.
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6. The following will appear.
Do You Want to Save BIOS (Y/N)
This question refers to the current existing BIOS in your system.
We recommend that you save the current BIOS and its flash
utility; just in case you need to reinstall the BIOS. To save the
current BIOS, press <Y> then enter the file name of the current
BIOS. Otherwise, press <N>.
7. The following will then appear.
Press “Y” to Program or “N” to Exit
8. Press <Y> to flash the new BIOS.
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Chapter 4 - Supported Software
Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities
and software applications required to enhance the performance of
the system board.
Inser t the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen
(Mainboard Utility CD) will appear. If after inserting the CD,
"Autorun" did not automatically star t (which is, the Mainboard Utility
CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root directory
of the CD and double-click "Setup".
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VIA Chipset Software Utility
To install the utility, click “VIA Chipset Software Utility” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to
install the utility. Click
Next.
2. Read
the
license
agreement then click “I
Agree”. Click Next.
3. Select the components
you want to install then
click Next.
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4. Click Next to install the
components you have
selected in the previous
step or click Back to
revise the settings.
5. Setup is currently installing
the drivers.
6. The screen on the right
will show components
that have been successfully installed.
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7. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t my computer
now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the driver to take
effect.
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VIA Graphics Drivers
To install the driver, click “VIA Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is preparing to
install the driver.
2. Follow the prompts on
the screen to complete
installation.
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Audio Drivers
To install the driver, click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu.
1. The installation wizard will
extract the files needed
to install AC97 audio.
After all files have been
extracted, click Next.
2. Setup is preparing to
install the driver.
2. Setup is now ready to
install the audio driver.
Click Next.
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4. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t my computer
now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver
To install, click “Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver” on the main menu.
1. Click “I accept the agreement” then click Next.
2. You are now ready to install DirectX. Click Next.
3. Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to
take effect.
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Hardware Monitor for Windows
The system board comes with the Hardware Monitor for Windows utility.
This utility is capable of monitoring the system’s temperature, fan speed,
voltage, etc. and allows you to manually set a range (Highest and Lowest
Limit) to the items being monitored. If the settings/values are over or
under the set range, a warning message will pop-up. The utility can also be
configured so that a beeping alarm will sound whenever an error occurs.
We recommend that you use the “Default Setting” which is the ideal setting that would keep the system in good working condition.
To install, click “Hardware Monitor for Windows” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now preparing
the installation wizard.
2. Setup is now ready to
install the utility. Click
Next.
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3. Click Next to install or
click Browse to select
another folder.
4. Click Next to add the
program icon to the
Program Folder.
5. Hardware Doctor is
configuring the new
software installation.
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6. Click Yes if you want to
create a Hardware
Doctor shortcut at your
desktop.
7. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t my computer
now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the driver to take
effect.
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USB 2.0 Drivers
Click “USB 2.0 Drivers” on the main menu. A readme file will appear.
The chipset does not support USB 2.0 drivers for Windows® 98 SE
and Windows® ME.
Windows® XP
If your Windows® XP CD already includes Service Pack 1, the USB
2.0 driver will automatically install when you install the operating
system. If the CD does not include Service Pack 1, it is available for
download at Microsoft’s Windows Update website.
Windows® 2000
If your Windows® 2000 CD already includes Service Pack 4, the
USB 2.0 driver will automatically install when you install the operating
system. If the CD does not include Service Pack 4, it is available for
download at Microsoft’s Windows Update website.
LAN Drivers
To install the driver, click “LAN Drivers” on the main menu. Seup will
automatically install the driver.
Installation Notes
1. "Autorun" ONLY supports the Windows® 2000 and Windows®
XP operating systems. If after inserting the CD, "Autorun" did
not automatically start (which is, the Main Board Utility CD
screen did not appear), please go directly to the root directory
of the CD and double-click "Setup".
2. The drivers for Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition are also
included in the CD however “Autorun” is not supported for this
operating system. Therefore you must manually install the drivers
from the respective folders of each driver.
3. All steps or procedures to install software drivers are subject to
change without notice as the softwares are occassionally updated.
Please contact technical support or your sales representative for
the latest version of the drivers or software applications.
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Chapter 5 - RAID
The system board allows configuring RAID on Serial ATA drives. It
supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD.
RAID Levels
RAID 0 (Striped Disk Array without Fault Tolerance)
RAID 0 uses two new identical hard disk drives to read and write
data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Data is divided into stripes and
each stripe is written alternately between two disk drives. This
improves the I/O performance of the drives at different channel;
however it is not fault tolerant. A failed disk will result in data loss in
the disk array.
RAID 1 (Mirroring Disk Array with Fault Tolerance)
RAID 1 copies and maintains an identical image of the data from
one drive to the other drive. If a drive fails to function, the disk array
management software directs all applications to the other drive since
it contains a complete copy of the drive’s data. This enhances data
protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or an existing drive and a new drive but the size of
the new drive must be the same or larger than the existing drive.
JBOD (Spanning)
JBOD redundantly stores the same data on multiple disks that appear as a single disk on the operating system.
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Settings
To enable the RAID function, the following settings are required.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect Serial ATA drives.
Configure Serial ATA in the Award BIOS.
Configure RAID in the RAID BIOS.
Install RAID driver.
Step 1: Connect Serial ATA Drives
Serial ATA
connectors
Refer to chapter 2 for details on connecting the Serial ATA drives.
Important:
1. Make sure you have installed the Serial ATA drives and connected the data cables otherwise you won’t be able to enter the RAID BIOS utility.
2. Treat the cables with extreme caution especially while creating RAID. A damaged cable will ruin the entire installation
process and operating system. The system will not boot and
you will lost all data in the hard drives. Please give special
attention to this warning because there is no way of recovering back the data.
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Step 2: Configure Serial ATA in the Award BIOS
1. Power-on the system then press <Del> to enter the main menu
of the Award BIOS.
2. Select the Integrated Peripherals submenu - VIA OnChip IDE
Device section of the BIOS.
3. Configure the RAID function of the Serial ATA drives.
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VIA OnChip IDE Device
OnChip SATA
SATA Mode
IDE DMA Transfer Access
OnChip IDE Channel 0
OnChip IDE Channel 1
IDE Prefetch Mode
Primary Master PIO
Primary Slave PIO
Secondary Master PIO
Secondary Slave PIO
Primary Master UDMA
Primary Slave UDMA
Secondary Master UDMA
Secondary Slave UDMA
IDE HDD Block Mode
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Enabled
IDE
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
4. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu of the BIOS setup
utility. Select “Save & Exit Setup” then press <Enter>.
5. Type <Y> and press <Enter>.
6. Reboot the system.
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Step 3: Configure RAID in the RAID BIOS
When the system powers-up and all drives have been detected, the
RAID BIOS status message screen will appear. Press the <Tab> key
to enter the utility. The utility allows you to build a RAID system on
Serial ATA drives.
Step 4: Install the RAID Driver
If you are in the process of installing Windows® XP or Windows®
2000 on RAID configured drives, you will need the provided RAID
driver floppy diskette. If you are installing the driver on existing
Windows® XP or Windows® 2000, install the corresponding RAID
driver that is in the provided CD.
Installing RAID Driver While in the Process of Installing Windows® XP or Windows® 2000
The steps below will instruct you on installing the RAID driver while
in the process of installing Windows® XP or Windows® 2000 on
RAID configured drives.
1. Start Windows Setup by booting from the installation CD.
2. Press <F6> when prompted at the beginning of Windows setup.
3. Now the following steps are extremely crucial because there is
an essential file that must be installed here. Press <S> to select
“Specify Additional Device”.
4. At this point you will be prompted to insert a floppy disk containing the RAID driver. Insert the provided RAID driver diskette.
5. Locate for the drive where you inserted the diskette then select
the VIA controller. Press <Enter> to install the driver.
6. If you need to install other devices, please do so at this time
otherwise please proceed to the next step.
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7. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
8. After installing the operating system, if in any case necessary, create the hard drives' partition.
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Appendix A - Watchdog Timer
Watchdog Timer
The following parameters are references for setting the time interval
of the Watchdog Timer function. The system will regularly be “cleared”
according to the set time interval. If the system hangs or fails to
function, it will also reset according to the time interval so that your
system will continue to operate.
mov dx,02e <Enter>
mov al,87 <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
mov dx,02e <Enter>
mov al,07 <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
inc dx <Enter>
inc al <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
dec dx <Enter>
mov al,f6 <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
inc dx <Enter>
mov al,xy <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
“XY” is the Watchdog Time count value for the “00h to “FFh” range
wherein the time can be set from 0 sec. to 255 sec.
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B
System Error Message
Appendix B - System Error Message
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to
correct something, either a beep code will sound or a message will
be displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the message,
PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or DEL TO ENTER
SETUP, will be shown in the information box at the bottom. Enter
Setup to correct the error.
POST Beep
There are two kinds of beep codes in the BIOS. One code indicates
that a video error has occured and the BIOS cannot initialize the
video screen to display any additional information. This beep code
consists of a single long beep followed by three short beeps. The
other code indicates that a DRAM error has occured. This beep
code consists of a single long beep.
Error Messages
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the
BIOS detects an error during the POST. This list indicates the error
messages for all Awards BIOSes:
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
Caution:
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
battery manufacturer’s instructions.
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has
become corrupt. This error may have been caused by a weak
battery. Check the battery and replace if necessary.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The display switch on the motherboard can be set to either
monochrome or color. This indicates the switch is set to a different
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setting than indicated in Setup. Determine which setting is correct,
either turn off the system and change the jumper or enter Setup and
change the VIDEO selection.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
HDD initialization error.
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Sector Verify failed.
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller is
pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
correctly and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
Manufacturing POST loop
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the keyboard
controller is pull low. This is also used for the M/B burn in test at the
factory.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
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C
Troubleshooting
Appendix C - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Checklist
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems
that you may encounter with your personal computer. To efficiently
troubleshoot your system, treat each problem individually. This is to
ensure an accurate diagnosis of the problem in case a problem has
multiple causes.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter
problems while using your system are listed below.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
3. The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are
connected is working. Test the outlet by plugging in a lamp or
other electrical device.
4. The monitor is turned on.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted
properly.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system
and is set up correctly.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2. Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly
attached to the monitor and the other end is plugged into a
working AC outlet. If necessary, try another outlet.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the
monitor and the system’s display adapter.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s
brightness control knob.
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The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1. The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical
sync.
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that
may be creating a magnetic field around the display.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported
by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
1. If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor
may need to be turned off. Fluorescent lights adjacent to the
monitor may also cause screen wavering.
Power Supply
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
1. Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live
outlet and the other end properly plugged into the back of the
system.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is
set for the correct type of voltage you are using.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord
and install a new one if necessary.
Hard Drive
Hard disk failure.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has
been entered in the BIOS.
2. If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the
bootable (first) hard drive is configured as Master and the
second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard drive
must have an active/bootable partition.
Excessively long formatting period.
1. If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to
format, it is likely a cable connection problem. However, if your
hard drive has a large capacity, it will take a longer time to
format.
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Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is
outputting garbled characters.
1. Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that
the device is on-line.
2. Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on
the rear of the computer.
3. Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a
serial port that is working and configured correctly. If the serial
device does not work, either the cable or the serial device has a
problem. If the serial device works, the problem may be due to
the onboard I/O or the address setting.
4. Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured
correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
1. Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2. Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and
that no keys are pressed during the booting process.
System Board
1. Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion
slot. If the add-in card is loose, power off the system, re-install
the card and power up the system.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are
properly set.
3. Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the
memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
5. If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface
and seat all socketed components. Gently press each component
into the socket.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and
load the BIOS defaults.
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