EPIA-N700

Version 1.13

December 23, 2009

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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 commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his personal expense.

The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply with the emission limits.

Tested To Comply

With FCC Standards

FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE

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AFETY

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NSTRUCTIONS

Always read the safety instructions carefully.

Keep this User's Manual for future reference.

Keep this equipment away from humidity.

Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.

The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the equipment from overheating. Do not cover the openings.

Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 110/220V before connecting the equipment to the power inlet.

Place the power cord in such a way that people cannot step on it. Do not place anything over the power cord.

Always unplug the power cord before inserting any add-on card or module.

All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.

Never pour any liquid into the opening. Liquid can cause damage or electrical shock.

If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by a service personnel:

The power cord or plug is damaged.

Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.

The equipment has been exposed to moisture.

The equipment has not worked well or you cannot get it work according to User's Manual.

The equipment has dropped and damaged.

If the equipment has obvious sign of breakage.

Do not leave this equipment in an environment unconditioned or in a storage temperature above 60 o

C (140 o

F). The equipment may be damaged.

Only use the appropriate battery specified for this product.

Do not reuse, recharge, or reheat an old battery.

Do not attempt to force open the battery.

Do not discard used batteries with regular trash.

Discard used batteries according to local regulations.

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Table of Contents............................................................................................................. iv

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Specifications................................................................................................. 1

Mainboard Specifications .........................................................................................2

Mainboard Layout .......................................................................................................4

Back Panel Layout ........................................................................................................5

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Installation ...................................................................................................... 7

CPU ....................................................................................................................................8

CPU Fan and System Fan: CPU_FAN and SYS_FAN ..................................8

Memory Module Installation...................................................................................9

Memory Slot: DDR2 SODIMM SDRAM..........................................................9

DDR2 SDRAM Module Installation Procedures .........................................9

Available DDR2 SDRAM Configurations .................................................... 10

Power Connectors..................................................................................................... 11

ATX 4-Pin Power Connector: DC12V ........................................................... 11

SATA Power: S-Power ........................................................................................ 11

External CMOS Battery Connector: BAT1................................................... 12

Back Panel Ports ........................................................................................................ 13

VGA Port.................................................................................................................. 13

COM (Serial) Port ................................................................................................. 13

USB Ports................................................................................................................. 13

RJ-45 LAN Port...................................................................................................... 13

Connectors................................................................................................................... 14

IDE Connector: IDE .............................................................................................. 14

SATA Ports .............................................................................................................. 15

USB Pin Connector: USB 2/3 ........................................................................... 15

Front Panel: F_Panel............................................................................................ 15

KB/MS Connector ................................................................................................ 16

Digital I/O: DIO ..................................................................................................... 16

SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface): JSPI ........................................................... 16

Front Panel Audio: F_Audio ............................................................................. 17

Serial Port: COM2/COM3/COM4 .................................................................. 17

LVDS Panel Connector....................................................................................... 18

LVDS Inverter Connector: INVERTER ........................................................... 18

System Management Bus: SMBus ................................................................ 19

System Temperature Sensor: SEN ................................................................ 19

Jumpers ......................................................................................................................... 20

Clear CMOS ............................................................................................................ 20

CF Master Select: MS_CF_SEL.......................................................................... 20

AT/ATX Power ....................................................................................................... 21

Panel Power Selector: PVDD_SEL .................................................................. 21

Inverter Selector: IVDD_SEL ............................................................................. 21

COM2 Power Select: J3...................................................................................... 22

RS232/RS422/RS485 Select ............................................................................. 22

Slots ................................................................................................................................ 23

Mini Peripheral Component Interconnect: MiniPCI .............................. 23

PCI Interrupt Request Routing ....................................................................... 23

Compact Flash Type I Connector: CF........................................................... 23

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3 BIOS Setup....................................................................................................25

Entering the BIOS Setup Menu ........................................................................... 26

Control Keys ................................................................................................................ 27

Navigating the BIOS Menus ................................................................................. 28

Getting Help................................................................................................................ 29

Main Menu................................................................................................................... 30

Standard CMOS Features ................................................................................. 30

Advanced BIOS Features................................................................................... 30

Advanced Chipset Features ............................................................................. 30

Integrated Peripherals ....................................................................................... 30

Power Management Setup .............................................................................. 30

PnP/PCI Configurations..................................................................................... 30

PC Health Status................................................................................................... 31

Frequency/Voltage Control ............................................................................. 31

Load Optimized Defaults.................................................................................. 31

Set Supervisor Password................................................................................... 31

Set User Password ............................................................................................... 31

Save & Exit Setup................................................................................................. 31

Exit Without Saving............................................................................................. 31

Standard CMOS Features ...................................................................................... 32

Date ........................................................................................................................... 32

Time........................................................................................................................... 32

Video......................................................................................................................... 32

Halt On ..................................................................................................................... 32

IDE Drives ..................................................................................................................... 33

IDE Channel 0 Master......................................................................................... 33

IDE Channel 0 Slave ............................................................................................ 33

IDE Channel 1 Master......................................................................................... 34

IDE Channel 1 Slave ............................................................................................ 34

Advanced BIOS Features........................................................................................ 36

Virus Warning........................................................................................................ 36

CPU L1 & L2 Cache ............................................................................................. 36

CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking........................................................................... 36

Quick Power On Self-Test ................................................................................ 37

First/Second/Third Boot Device..................................................................... 37

Boot Other Device ............................................................................................... 37

Boot Up NumLock Status ................................................................................. 37

Typematic Rate Setting ..................................................................................... 37

Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)............................................................................. 38

Typematic Delay (Msec) .................................................................................... 38

Security Option..................................................................................................... 38

MPS Version Control for OS............................................................................ 38

OS Select for DRAM > 64MB.......................................................................... 38

HDD S.M.A.R.T Capability ................................................................................. 38

Video BIOS Shadow ............................................................................................ 38

Full Screen Logo Show ...................................................................................... 38

Summary Screen Show...................................................................................... 39

CPU Features............................................................................................................... 40

Delay Prior to Thermal....................................................................................... 40

Thermal Management ....................................................................................... 40

Hard Disk Boot Priority ........................................................................................... 41

Advanced Chipset Features .................................................................................. 42

Memory Hole......................................................................................................... 42

System BIOS Cacheable .................................................................................... 42

Video RAM Cacheable ....................................................................................... 42

AGP Fast Write ...................................................................................................... 42

Select Display Device ......................................................................................... 42

Panel Type............................................................................................................... 42

Internal VGA Control ............................................................................................... 43

AGP 3.0 Calibration Cycle................................................................................. 43

VGA Share Memory Size................................................................................... 43

Direct Frame Buffer ............................................................................................. 43

Outport Port........................................................................................................... 43

Dithering.................................................................................................................. 43

CPU & PCI Bus Control ........................................................................................... 44

PCI Master 0 WS Write ...................................................................................... 44

PCI Delay Transaction ........................................................................................ 44

VIA PWR Management...................................................................................... 44

Integrated Peripherals............................................................................................. 45

OnChip IDE Channel 1 ....................................................................................... 45

IDE HDD Block Mode ......................................................................................... 45

SATA Controller .................................................................................................... 45

Azalia HDA Controller ........................................................................................ 45

Onboard LAN Boot ROM.................................................................................. 45

VIA Wireless LAN Support ............................................................................... 45

Super IO Device ......................................................................................................... 46

Onboard Serial Port 1 ........................................................................................ 46

Onboard Serial Port 2 ........................................................................................ 46

Onboard Serial Port 3 ........................................................................................ 46

Onboard Serial Port 4 ........................................................................................ 46

WatchDog Support ............................................................................................. 46

VIA OnChip IDE Device........................................................................................... 47

IDE Prefetch Mode .............................................................................................. 47

CF Card UDMA66................................................................................................. 47

IDE DMA Transfer Access ................................................................................. 47

Secondary Master PIO ....................................................................................... 47

Secondary Slave PIO........................................................................................... 47

Secondary Master UDMA................................................................................. 47

Secondary Slave UDMA .................................................................................... 47

USB Device Setting................................................................................................... 48

USB 1.0 Controller ............................................................................................... 48

USB 2.0 Controller ............................................................................................... 48

USB Operation Mode ......................................................................................... 48

USB Keyboard Function .................................................................................... 48

USB Mouse Function .......................................................................................... 49

USB Storage Function ........................................................................................ 49

Power Management Setup ................................................................................... 50

ACPI Suspend Type............................................................................................. 50

Power Management Option............................................................................ 50

HDD Power Down................................................................................................ 50

Suspend Mode...................................................................................................... 51

Video Off Option.................................................................................................. 51

Video Off Method................................................................................................ 51

Soft-Off by PWRBTN .......................................................................................... 51

Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume............................................................................. 51

AC Loss Auto Restart.......................................................................................... 51

Wakeup Event Detect.............................................................................................. 52

PS2KB Wakeup Select ........................................................................................ 52

PS2KB Wakeup Key Select ............................................................................... 52

PS2MS Wakeup Key Select .............................................................................. 52

PS2 Keyboard Power On................................................................................... 52

PS2 Mouse Power On ........................................................................................ 53

USB Resume from S3 ......................................................................................... 53

Wakeup On GPI .................................................................................................... 53

PowerOn by PCI Card......................................................................................... 53

RTC Alarm Resume.............................................................................................. 53

Date (of Month).................................................................................................... 53

Resume Time (hh : mm : ss)............................................................................. 53

PnP/PCI Configurations .......................................................................................... 54

Init Display First .................................................................................................... 54

PNP OS Installed .................................................................................................. 54

Reset Configuration Data ................................................................................. 54

Resources Controlled By................................................................................... 55

PCI/VGA Palette Snoop ..................................................................................... 55

Assign IRQ for VGA............................................................................................. 55

Assign IRQ for USB.............................................................................................. 55

Maximum Payload Size ..................................................................................... 55

PC Health Status........................................................................................................ 56

Frequency/Voltage Control .................................................................................. 57

DRAM Frequency ................................................................................................. 57

DRAM Channel Mode ........................................................................................ 57

DDR CAS Latency Control ................................................................................ 57

DDR Burst Length ................................................................................................ 57

DDR 1T Command Rate .................................................................................... 57

DRDY Table............................................................................................................. 57

ODT............................................................................................................................ 57

Spread Spectrum ................................................................................................. 58

Load Optimized Defaults ....................................................................................... 59

Set Supervisor/User Password............................................................................. 60

Set Supervisor ....................................................................................................... 60

User Password....................................................................................................... 60

Save & Exit Setup...................................................................................................... 62

Exit Without Saving .................................................................................................. 63

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Driver Utilities ............................................................................................................. 66

Getting Started ..................................................................................................... 66

Running the Driver Utilities CD...................................................................... 67

CD Content .................................................................................................................. 68

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PECIFICATIONS

The ultra-compact and highly integrated VIA EPIA-N700 uses the Nano-

ITX mainboard form-factor developed by VIA Technologies, Inc. as part of the company’s open industry-wide total connectivity initiative. The mainboard enables the creation of an exciting new generation of small, ergonomic, innovative and affordable embedded systems. Through a high level of integration, the Nano-ITX occupy 50% of the size of a Mini-

ATX mainboard form factor. The mainboard comes with a VIA C7

NanoBGA2 Processor, boasting of ultra-low power consumption, cool and quiet operation.

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VIA C7 1.5GHz NanoBGA2 processor

Chipset

VIA VX800 advanced all-in-one system processor

Graphics

Integrated VIA Chrome9™ HC Integrated Graphics 3D/2D and

Unified Video Decoding Accelerator

Audio

VIA VT1708B High Definition Audio Codec

Memory

1 x DDR2 667/533 SODIMM slot (up to 2 GB)

Expansion Slot

1 x MiniPCI slot

1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33 pin header

1 x VIA VT6130 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Controller

1 x USB pin header for 2 additional USB 2.0 ports

1 x Dual-channel LVDS panel connector

1 x Backlight control connector for inverter power and brightness control

1 x CF (Compact Flash) type I connector (shared with IDE)

1 x KB/MS pin header

3 x Serial port header (RS-232) with one 5V/12V select jumper

1 x Digital I/O pin header

1 x SPI pin header

1 x Front Panel pin header

1 x Front-audio pin header

1 x SMBus pin header

2 x SATA port connectors

2 x Fan connectors for CPU and System fans

1 x System temperature reading pin header

2 x +5V Power header for 2.5” SATA HDD

1 x +12V Power connector

1 x Power mode select connector (AT, ATX)

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1 x Serial port

1 x RJ45 LAN port

1 x VGA port

2 x USB 2.0 ports

Award BIOS with SPI 4/8Mbit flash memory capacity

Form Factor

Nano-ITX

12cm X 12cm

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NSTALLATION

This chapter provides you with information about hardware installation procedures. It is recommended to use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage some components.

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The VIA EPIA-N700 mainboard is packaged with a standard VIA C7 1.5

GHz NanoBGA2 processor. The processor requires a heatsink with fan to provide sufficient cooling.

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2

3

1

2

3

CPU Fan and System Fan: CPU_FAN and SYS_FAN

The CPU_FAN (CPU fan) and SYS_FAN (system fan) run on +12V and maintain system cooling. When connecting the wire to the connectors, always be aware that the red wire (positive wire) should be connected to the +12V. The black wire is Ground and should always be connected to

GND.

F_IO2

+12V

GND

F_IO1

+12V

GND

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Memory Mo dule Installation

Memory Slot: DDR2 SODIMM SDRAM

The VIA EPIA-N700 mainboard provide one 200-pin SODIMM slot for

DDR2 667/533 SDRAM memory modules and supports memory sizes up to 2GB.

DDR2 SDRAM Module Installation Procedures

Locate the SODIMM slot in the mainboard.

Align the notch on the SODIMM with the memory slot.

Inset the SODIMM module at a 45 degree angle.

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Then push the SODIMM down until it snaps into the locking mechanism.

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Available DDR2 SDRAM Configurations

Refer to the table below for available DDR2 SDRAM configurations on the mainboard.

SODIMM 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB 64MB - 2GB

Maximum supported system memory 2GB

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The VIA EPIA-N700 mainboard supports a 4-pin ATX power connector for the system power input. Before inserting the power supply connector, always make sure that all components are installed correctly to ensure that no damage will be caused.

ATX 4-Pin Power Connector: DC12V

To connect the power supply, make sure the power plug is inserted in the proper orientation and the pins are aligned. Then push down the plug firmly into the connector.

Pin Signal

1

2

3

4

GND

GND

DC_12V

DC_12V

SATA Power: S-Power

The mainboard supports two 3-pin SATA power connectors for SATA power cable. Plug the SATA power cable into the SATA power connector.

Make sure the power plug is inserted in the proper orientation.

Pi n Signal

1 GND

2

3

+5V

+5V

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External CMOS Battery Connector: BAT1

The mainboard comes with external CMOS battery connector. This 2-pin connector used to connect the external cable battery.

Pin

Signal

1

2

A3V (+3.0V)

GND

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Back Panel Ports

The back panel has the following ports:

VGA Port

The VGA port allows you to connect any analog VGA monitor.

COM (Serial) Port

The 9-pin COM port is for pointing devices or other serial devices.

USB Ports

Two standard USB 2.0 ports are provided on the back panel. These ports are used to connect the USB2.0 devices.

RJ-45 LAN Port

The board provides a standard RJ-45 (Gigabit Ethernet). This port allows the connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.

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IDE Connector: IDE

The mainboard has an Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33 controller. You can connect up to two IDE devices in any combination.

Pin Signal Pin Signal

1

3

5

#IDERST 2

PDD7 4

PDD6 6

7

9

PDD5

PDD4

11 PDD3

8

10

12

13 PDD2

15 PDD1

17 PDD0

14

16

18

19 GND 20

21 PDDREQ 22

23 #PDIOW 24

25 #PDIOR

27 PIORDY

26

28

29 #PDDACK 30

31 IRQ15

33 PDA1

35 PDA0

32

34

36

37 #PDCS1 38

39 #HD_LED1 40

41 +5V 42

43 GND 44

GND

GND

GND

NC

GPI0

PDA2

#PDCS3

GND

+5V

NC

GND

PDD8

PDD9

PDD10

PDD11

PDD12

PDD13

PDD14

PDD15

KEY

GND

GND

If two drives are connected to a single cable, the jumper on the second drive must be set to slave mode. Refer to the drive documentation supplied by the vendor for the jumper settings.

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SATA Ports

These next generation connectors support the thin SATA cables for primary internal storage devices. The current SATA interface allows up to

300MB/s data transfer rate, faster than the standard parallel ATA with

133 MB/s (UltraDMA).

USB Pin Connector: USB 2/3

The mainboard provides 2 USB ports and one USB pin header (allowing up to two additional USB 2.0 ports). Therefore mainboard can support up to four USB 2.0 ports. These ports can be used to connect highspeed USB interface peripherals such as USB HDD, digital cameras, MP3 players, printers, modem and the like.

1 2

1

1

1

3

5

VUSB2 2

USBD_T2- 4

USBD_T2+ 6

7

9

GND

Key

11 GND

VUSB2

USBD_T3-

USBD_T3+

8 GND

10 NC

12 GPO36

Front Panel: F_Panel

The F_Panel pin header allows you to connect the power switch, reset switch, power LED, HDD LED and the case speaker.

1

3

5

7

+PWR_LED

+PWR_LED

-PWR_LED

SPEAK+

9 Key

11 SPEAK-

2

4

6

8

10

12

+HD_LED

-HD_LED

PW_BN

GND

RST_SW

GND

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3

5

7

9

KB/MS Connector

The mainboard provides a PS2 pin header to attach a PS2 keyboard and mouse.

VCCE

NC

GND

KB_DT

KB_CK

2

4

VCCE

Key

6

8

GND

MS_DT

10 MS_CK

Digital I/O: DIO

General purpose digital input and output.

1

3

5

7

9

+5V_DIO

GPO_21

GPO_22 6

GPO_32 8

GPI_45

GPI_46

GPO_33 10 GPI_47

11 GND

2

4

12

+12V_DIO

GPI_44

GND

1 2 1

1

1

3

5

7

SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface): JSPI

This pin header is used to connect with SPI BIOS programming fixture.

Pin Signal

SPI_VCC 2

SPI_SS0 4

SPI_DI 6

Key 8

GND

SPI_CLK

SPI_DO

RST_SW

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Front Panel Audio: F_Audio

This pin header is an interface for the VIA front panel audio cable that allow convenient connection and control of audio devices.

Pin Signal

1

3

5

7

9

SPDIF_OUT

AGND

LINE_OUT_R

LINEIN_R

MIC1_RE_R

11 Key

13 AGND

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

+5V

Key

LINE_OUT_L

LINEIN_L

MIC1_RE_L

NC

AGND

If you don’t want to connect to the front audio header, pins 5 & 6, 9

& 10 have to be jumpered in order to have signal output directed to the rear audio ports. Otherwise, the Line-Out connector on the back panel will not function.

Serial Port: COM2/COM3/COM4

COM pin headers can be used to attach an additional port for serial devices.

Pin Signal Pin Signal

1 DCD 2 SIN

3

5

7

9

SOUT

GND

RTS

RI

4

6

8

10

DTR

DSR

CTS

Key

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3

5

7

-A4_L

A4_L

GND

-A5_L

9 A5_L

11 GND

13 -A6_

15 A6_L

17 GND

19 -CLK2_L

21 CLK2_L

23 GND

25 -A7_L

27 A7_L

29 NC

31 NC

33 NC

35 NC

37 NC

39 NC

LVDS Panel Connector

The LVDS Panel connector allows you to connect the panel’s LVDS cable directly to support LVDS panel.

Pin Signal

2 PVDD

16

18

20

22

24

26

4

6

8

10

12

14

28

30

32

34

36

38

40

PVDD

GND

GND

-A0_L

A0_L

GND

-A1_L

A1_L

GND

-A2_L

A2_L

GND

-CLK1_L

CLK1_L

GND

-A3_L

A3_L

SPCLK

SPD

LVDS Inverter Connector: INVERTER

The mainboard provides an inverter for supplying power to the backlight of the LCD panel.

Pin Signal

4

5

6

1

2

3

7

8

VCC

VCC

BAKLITE

NC

BAKLITE

SMBUS OUT

GND

GND

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System Management Bus: SMBus

This pin header allows you to connect SMBus (System Management Bus) devices. Devices communicate with a SMBus host and/or other SMBus devices using the SMBus interface.

Pin

Signal

1 SMBCK

2

3

SMBDT

GND

System Temperature Sensor: SEN

This pin header allows you to connect the system temperature reading device.

1

2

3

REMOTE1+

REMOTE1+

REMOTE1-

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The mainboard provides jumpers for setting some mainboard functions.

This section will explain how to change the settings of the mainboard functions using the jumpers.

Clear CMOS

The onboard CMOS RAM stores system configuration data and has an onboard battery power supply. To reset the CMOS settings, set the jumper on pins 1 and 2 while the system is off. Return the jumper to pins 2 and 3 afterwards. Setting the jumper while the system is on will damage the mainboard.

1 2

3 1

2 3

Normal Operation ON ON OFF

Clear CMOS setting OFF ON ON

Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on

CLEAR_CMOS jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure. Avoid clearing the CMOS while the system is on; it will damage the mainboard.

CF Master Select: MS_CF_SEL

This jumper determines the working state of the CF connector. The default value is Master.

Master

Slave

OFF ON ON

ON ON OFF

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AT/ATX Power

This pin header is use for AT/ATX power mode select.

AT X

1 2 3 1 2 3

ATX

AT

ON ON OFF

OFF ON ON

Panel Power Selector: PVDD_SEL

PVDD is the VCC selector jumper to determine the LVDS panel’s signal voltage.

+ 3.3

V

+ 5 V

+3.3V

+5V

ON ON OFF

OFF ON ON

Inverter Selector: IVDD_SEL

IVDD is the VCC selector jumper to determine the input voltage of the panel inverter for panel’s back-light.

+ 12 V + 5

+12V

+5V

ON ON OFF

OFF ON ON

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COM2 Power Select: J3

J3 is a VCC selector jumper to determine the input voltage for COM2 connector.

1

2 3

1 2 3

+5V

+12V

ON ON OFF

OFF ON ON

RS232/RS422/RS485 Select

This pin header allows you to select between RS232, RS422 or RS485 mode for COM1 port.

1 7

Pin

1

3

5

7

Signal

RXD_1

RXD_1

RXD_1

IC_DCD1

Pin

Signal

2

4

6

8

9 COM_DCD1

11 1-RS485-

RS422_-TX

13 IC_TXD1

10

12

14

15 COM_TXD1 16

17 1-RS422_RX 18

RXD_232-1

RXD_422-1

RXD_485-1

IC_RXD1

COM_RXD1

1-RS485-

RS422_TX

IC_DTR1

COM_DTR1

1-RS422_-RX

1 8

RS232

RS422

RS485

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Mini Peripheral Component Interconnect: MiniPCI

The miniPCI slot allows you to insert a miniPCI expansion card. When adding or removing expansion card, unplug first the power supply.

Read the documentation for the expansion card to see if any changes to the system are necessary.

PCI Interrupt Request Routing

The IRQ (interrupt request line) are hardware lines over which devices can send interrupt signals to the microprocessor. The “PCI & LAN” IRQ pins are typically connected to the PCI bus INT A# ~ INT D# pins as follows:

MiniPCI Slot INT B# INT C# INT D# INT A#

Compact Flash Type I Connector: CF

This CF connector allows you to connect to a passive 50-pin Type I adapter.

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ETUP

This chapter gives a detailed explanation of the BIOS setup functions.

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Entering the BIOS Setup Menu boot sequence to enter the BIOS setup menu. If you missed the BIOS setup entry point, restart the system and try again.

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F1

F5

F6

F7

F10

Enter

Move to the previous item

Move to the next item

Move to the item in the left side

Move to the item in the right side

Select the item

Esc

Page

Up

Page

Down

Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a submenu

Increase the numeric value or make changes

Decrease the numeric value or make changes

Increase the numeric value or make changes

Decrease the numeric value or make changes

General help, only for Status Page Setup

Menu and Option Page Setup Menu

Restore the previous CMOS value from

CMOS, only for Option Page Setup Menu

Load the default CMOS value from Fail-Safe default table, only for Option Page Setup

Menu

Load Optimized defaults

Save all the CMOS changes and exit

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The main menu displays all the BIOS setup categories. Use the sub-menu. Descriptions of the selected/highlighted category are displayed at the bottom of the screen.

An arrow symbol next to a field indicates that a sub-menu is available

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The Main Menu contains twelve setup functions and two exit choices.

Sub-menu.

Standard CMOS Features

Use this menu to set basic system configurations.

Advanced BIOS Features

Use this menu to set the advanced features available on your system.

Advanced Chipset Features

Use this menu to set chipset specific features and optimize system performance.

Integrated Peripherals

Use this menu to set onboard peripherals features.

Power Management Setup

Use this menu to set onboard power management functions.

PnP/PCI Configurations

Use this menu to set the PnP and PCI configurations.

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PC Health Status

This menu shows the PC health status.

Frequency/Voltage Control

Use this menu to set the system frequency and voltage control.

Load Optimized Defaults

Use this menu option to load BIOS default settings for optimal and high performance system operations.

Set Supervisor Password

Use this menu option to set the BIOS supervisor password.

Set User Password

Use this menu option to set the BIOS user password.

Save & Exit Setup

Save BIOS setting changes and exit setup.

Exit Without Saving

Discard all BIOS setting changes and exit setup.

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Date

The date format is [Day, Month Date, Year]

Time

The time format is [Hour : Minute : Second]

Video

Settings: [EGA/VGA, CGA 40, CGA 80, MONO]

Halt On

Set the system’s response to specific boot errors. Below is a table that details the possible settings.

All Errors

No Errors

All, But Keyboard

System halts when any error is detected

System does not halt for any error

System halts for all non-key errors

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IDE Channel 0 Master

IDE Channel 0 Slave

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IDE Channel 1 Master

IDE Channel 1 Slave

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The specifications of your drive must match with the drive table. The hard disk will not work properly if you enter incorrect information in this make sure the information is from your hard disk vendor or system manufacturer. Below is a table that details required hard drive

IDE Channel

Access Mode

Capacity

Cylinder

Head

Precomp

Landing Zone

Sector

Descript ion

The name of this match the name of the menu.

Settings: [None, Auto, Manual]

Settings: [CHS, LBA, Large, Auto]

Formatted size of the storage device

Number of cylinders

Number of heads

Write precompensation

Cylinder location of the landing zone

Number of sectors

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Virus Warning

Allows you to choose the VIRUS warning feature for IDE Hard Disk boot sector protection.

Enabled

Disabled

Turns on hard disk boot sector virus protection

Turns off hard disk boot sector virus protection

If this function is enabled and someone attempt to write data into this area, BIOS will show a warning message on the screen and alarm beep.

CPU L1 & L2 Cache

Disabled

Enabled

Turns off CPU L1 & L2 cache

Turns on CPU L1 & L2 cache

CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking

Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]

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Quick Power On Self-Test

Shortens Power On Self-Test (POST) cycle to enable shorter boot up time.

Disabled

Enabled

Standard Power On Self Test (POST)

Shorten Power On Self Test (POST) cycle and boot up time

First/Second/Third Boot Device

Set the boot device sequence as BIOS attempts to load the disk operating system.

LS120

Hard Disk

CDROM

ZIP100

USB-FDD

USB-ZIP

USB-CDROM

Legacy LAN

Disabled

Boot from LS-120 drive

Boot from the HDD

Boot from CDROM

Boot from ATAPI ZIP drive

Boot from USB Floppy drive

Boot from USB ZIP drive

Boot from USB CDROM

Boot from network drive

Disable the boot device sequence

Boot Other Device

Enables the system to boot from alternate devices if the system fails to boot from the “First/Second/Third Boot Device” lists.

Disabled

Enabled

No alternate boot device allowed

Enable alternate boot device

Boot Up NumLock Status

Set the NumLock status when the system is powered on.

Off

On

Forces keypad to behave as arrow keys

Forces keypad to behave as 10-key

Typematic Rate Setting

Enables “Typematic Rate” and “Typematic Delay” functions.

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

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Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)

This item sets the rate (characters/second) at which the system retrieves a signal from a depressed key.

Settings: [6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 30]

Typematic Delay (Msec)

This item sets the delay between, when the key was first pressed and when the system begins to repeat the signal from the depressed key.

Settings: [250, 500, 750, 1000]

Security Option

Selects whether the password is required every time the System boots, or only when you enter Setup.

Setup

System

Password prompt appears only when end users try to run BIOS

Setup

Password prompt appears every time when the computer is powered on and when end users try to run BIOS Setup

MPS Version Control for OS

Settings: [1.1, 1.4]

OS Select for DRAM > 64MB

Select OS2 only if you are running OS/2 operating system with greater than 64MB of RAM on the system.

Settings: [Non-OS2, OS2]

HDD S.M.A.R.T Capability

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

Video BIOS Shadow

Enabled copies Video BIOS to shadow RAM Improves performance.

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

Full Screen Logo Show

Show full screen logo during BIOS boot up process.

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

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Summary Screen Show

Show summary screen.

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

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Delay Prior to Thermal

Settings: [4 Min, 8 Min, 16 Min, 32 Min]

Thermal Management

This item sets CPU’s thermal control rule to protect CPU from overheat.

Thermal Monitor 1

Thermal Monitor 2

On-die throtting

Ratio & VID transition

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This is for setting the priority of the hard disk boot order when the

“Hard Disk” option is selected in the “[First/Second/Third] Boot Device” menu item.

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Advanced C hipset Features

Caution :

The Advanced Chipset Features menu is used for optimizing the chipset functions. Do not change these settings unless you are familiar with the chipset.

Memory Hole

Settings: [Disabled, 15M – 16M]

System BIOS Cacheable

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

Video RAM Cacheable

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

AGP Fast Write

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

Select Display Device

Settings: [CRT, LCD, CRT+LCD]

Panel Type

Key in a HEX number.

Settings: [Min = 0000, Max = 000F]

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Internal VGA Control

AGP 3.0 Calibration Cycle

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

VGA Share Memory Size

This setting allows you to select the amount of system memory that is allocated to the integrated graphics processor.

Settings: [Disabled, 64M, 128M, 256M]

Direct Frame Buffer

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

Outport Port

Settings: [DI0, DI1]

Dithering

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

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PCI Master 0 WS Write

Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]

PCI Delay Transaction

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

VIA PWR Management

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

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OnChip IDE Channel 1

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

IDE HDD Block Mode

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

SATA Controller

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

Azalia HDA Controller

Settings: [Auto, Disabled]

Onboard LAN Boot ROM

Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]

VIA Wireless LAN Support

Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]

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Onboard Serial Port 1

Settings: [Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ4, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ4]

Onboard Serial Port 2

Settings: [Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ4, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ4]

Onboard Serial Port 3

Settings: [Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ4, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ4]

Onboard Serial Port 4

Settings: [Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ4, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ4]

WatchDog Support

Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]

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VIA OnChip IDE Device

IDE Prefetch Mode

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

CF Card UDMA66

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

IDE DMA Transfer Access

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

Secondary Master PIO

Settings: [Auto, Mode 0, Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3, Mode 4]

Secondary Slave PIO

Settings: [Auto, Mode 0, Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3, Mode 4]

Secondary Master UDMA

Settings: [Disabled, Auto]

Secondary Slave UDMA

Settings: [Disabled, Auto]

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USB 1.0 Controller

Enable or disable Universal Host Controller Interface for Universal Serial Bus.

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

USB 2.0 Controller

Enable or disable Enhanced Host Controller Interface for Universal Serial Bus.

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

USB Operation Mode

Auto decide USB device operation mode.

Full/Low Speed

High Speed

All of USB Device operated on full/low speed mode

If USB device was high speed device, then it operated on high speed mode.

USB Keyboard Function

Enable or disable Legacy support of USB Keyboard.

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

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USB Mouse Function

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

USB Storage Function

Enable or disable Legacy support of USB Mass Storage.

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

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ACPI Suspend Type

S1(POS)

S3(STR)

S1 & S3

S1/Power On Suspend (POS) is a low power state. In this state, no system context (CPU or chipset) is lost and hardware maintains all system contexts.

S3/Suspend To RAM (STR) is a power-down state. In this state, power is supplied only to essential components such as main memory and wakeup-capable devices. The system context is saved to main memory, and context is restored from the memory when a "wakeup" event occurs.

Depends on the OS to select S1 or S3.

Power Management Option

Settings: [User Define, Min Saving, Max Saving]

HDD Power Down

Set the length of time for a period of inactivity before powering down the hard disk.

Settings: [Disable, 1 Min, 2 Min, 3 Min, 4 Min, 5 Min, 6 Min, 7 Min, 8 Min,

9 Min, 10 Min, 11 Min, 12 Min, 13 Min, 14 Min, 15 Min]

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Suspend Mode

Sets the length of time for a period of inactivity before entering suspend mode.

Settings: [Disable, 1 Min, 2 Min, 4 Min, 6 Min, 8 Min, 10 Min, 20 Min, 30

Min, 40 Min, 1 Hour]

Video Off Option

Select whether or not to turn off the screen when system enters power saving mode, ACPI OS such as Windows XP will override this option.

Always On Screen is always on even when system enters power saving mode

Suspend -> Off Screen is turned off when system enters power saving mode

Video Off Method

Settings: [Blank Screen, V/H SYNC+Blank, DPMS Support]

Soft-Off by PWRBTN

This field configures the power button on the chassis.

Delay 4 Sec

Instant-Off

System is turned off if power button is pressed for more than four seconds.

Power button functions as a normal power-on/-off button.

Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume

Select whether to run VGA BIOS if resuming from S3 state. This is only necessary for older VGA drivers.

Settings: [Auto, Yes, No]

AC Loss Auto Restart

The field defines how the system will respond after an AC power loss during system operation.

Off

On

Former-Sts

Keeps the system in an off state until the power button is pressed

Restarts the system when the power is back

Former-Sts

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W akeup Event Detect

PS2KB Wakeup Select

When selecting “Password”, press <Page Up> or <Page Down> to change password. The maximum number of characters is eight. “PS2MS

Wakeup from S3/S4/S5” and “PS2KB Wakeup from S3/S4/S5” will be disabled while changing the password.

Settings: [Hot Key, Password]

PS2KB Wakeup Key Select

Sets a Hot Key to restore the system from the power saving mode to an active state.

Settings: [Ctrl+F1, Ctrl+F2, Ctrl+F3, Ctrl+F4, Ctrl+F5, Ctrl+F6, Ctrl+F7,

Ctrl+F8, Ctrl+F9, Ctrl+F10, Ctrl+F11, Ctrl+F12, Power, Wake, Any Key]

PS2MS Wakeup Key Select

Enables any mouse activity to restore the system from the power saving mode to an active state.

Settings: [Any Button, Left Button, Right Button]

PS2 Keyboard Power On

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

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PS2 Mouse Power On

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

USB Resume from S3

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

Wakeup On GPI

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

PowerOn by PCI Card

Enables activity detected from any PCI card to power up the system or resume from a suspended state. Such PCI cards include LAN, onboard

USB ports, etc.

Settings: [By OS, Enabled]

RTC Alarm Resume

Set a scheduled time and/or date to automatically power on the system.

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

Date (of Month)

The field specifies the date for “RTC Alarm Resume”.

Key in a DEC number.

Settings: [Min = 0, Max = 31]

Resume Time (hh : mm : ss)

The field specifies the time for “RTC Alarm Resume”.

Key in a DEC number.

Settings: [Min = 0, Max = 23]

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This section covers some very technical items and it is strongly recommended to leave the default settings as is unless you are an experienced user.

Init Display First

Settings: [PCI Slot, Onboard, AGP, PCIEx]

PNP OS Installed

No

Yes

BIOS will initialize all the PnP cards

BIOS will only initialize the PnP cards used for booting

(VGA, IDE, SCSI). The rest of the cards will be initialized by the PnP operating system

Reset Configuration Data

Disabled

Enabled

Default setting

Resets the ESCD (Extended System Configuration Data) after exiting BIOS Setup if a newly installed PCI card or the system configuration prevents the operating system from loading

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Resources Controlled By

Enable the BIOS to automatically configure all the Plug-and-Play compatible devices.

Auto(ESCD)

Manual

BIOS will automatically assign IRQ, DMA and memory base address fields

Unlocks “IRQ Resources” for manual configuration

PCI/VGA Palette Snoop

Some non-standard VGA display cards may not show colors properly. This field allows you to set whether MPEG ISA/VESA VGA Cards can work with

PCI/VGA or not. When enabled, a PCI/VGA can work with a MPEG

ISA/VESA VGA card. When disabled, a PCI/VGA cannot work with a MPEG

ISA/VESA Card.

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

Assign IRQ for VGA

Assign IRQ for VGA devices.

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

Assign IRQ for USB

Assign IRQ for USB devices.

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

Maximum Payload Size

Set maximum TLP payload size for the PCI Express devices. The unit is byte.

Settings: [128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096]

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The PC Health Status displays the current status of all of the monitored hardware devices/components such as CPU voltages, temperatures and fan speeds.

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Frequency/Voltage Control

DRAM Frequency

Settings: [DDR2-400, DDR2-533, DDR-667, SPD]

DRAM Channel Mode

Settings: [Channel A, Channel A&B, Channel A&C]

DDR CAS Latency Control

Settings: [2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6T, SPD]

DDR Burst Length

Settings: [4, 8, SPD]

DDR 1T Command Rate

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

DRDY Table

Settings: [Slowest, Optimize]

ODT

Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]

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Spread Spectrum

When the mainboard's clock generator pulses, the extreme values (spikes) of the pulses create EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). The Spread

Spectrum function reduces the EMI generated by modulating the pulses so that the spikes of the pulses are reduced to flatter curves.

Settings: [Disabled, +/- 0.1%, +/- 0.2%, +/- 0.3%, +/- 0.4%, +/- 0.5%, +/-

0.6%, +/- 0.7%, +/- 0.8%, +/- 0.9%]

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This option is for restoring all the default optimized BIOS settings. The default optimized values are set by the mainboard manufacturer to provide a stable system with optimized performance.

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Set Supervisor

User Password

This option is for setting a password for entering BIOS Setup. When a password has been set, a password prompt will be displayed whenever

BIOS Setup is run. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any part of your system configuration.

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There are two types of passwords you can set. A supervisor password and a user password. When a supervisor password is used, the BIOS

Setup program can be accessed and the BIOS settings can be changed.

When a user password is used, the BIOS Setup program can be accessed but the BIOS settings cannot be changed.

To set the password, type the password (up to eight characters in length) and press <Enter>. The password typed now will clear any previously set password from CMOS memory. The new password will need to be reentered to be confirmed. To cancel the process press <Esc>. password. A message will show up to confirm disabling the password.

Additionally, when a password is enabled, the BIOS can be set to request the password each time the system is booted. This would prevent unauthorized use of the system. See “Security Option” in the

“Advanced BIOS Features” section for more details.

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C

H A P T EE R

4

D

RIVER

I

NSTALLATION

This chapter gives you brief descriptions of each mainboard driver and application. You must install the VIA chipset drivers first before installing other drivers such as VGA drivers. The applications will only function correctly if the necessary drivers are already installed.

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Dri ver Utilities

Getting Started

The mainboard includes a Driver Utilities CD that contains the drivers and software for enhancing the performance of the mainboard. If the CD is missing from the retail box, please contact the local dealer for the CD.

The driver utilities and software are updated from time to time. The latest updated versions are available at http://www.viaembedded.com/

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Running the Driver Utilities CD

To start using the CD, insert the CD into the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. The CD should run automatically after closing the CD-ROM or

DVD-ROM drive. The driver utilities and software menu screen should then appear on the screen. If the CD does not run automatically, click on the “Start” button and select “Run…” Then type: "D:\Setup.exe".

For Linux drivers, click the right button on mouse and click open. Linux drivers are located in the "Driver" folder.

D: might not be the drive letter of the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM in your system.

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VIA 4i n1 Drivers:

Contains VIA ATAPI Vendor Support Driver (enables the performance enhancing bus mastering functions on ATAcapable Hard Disk Drives and ensures IDE device compatibility),

AGP VxD Driver (provides service routines to your VGA driver and interface directly to hardware, providing fast graphical access), IRQ Routing Miniport Driver (sets the system's PCI IRQ routing sequence) and VIA INF Driver (enables the VIA Power

Management function).

Includes V-RAID and RAID tools.

VIA Graphics Driver:

Enhances the onboard VIA graphic chip.

VIA Audio Driver:

Enhances the onboard VIA audio chip.

VIA USB 2.0 Driver:

Enhances VIA USB 2.0 ports.

VIA LAN Driver:

Enhances the onboard VIA VT6130 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet chip.

VIA RAID Driver:

Support for RAID devices.

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