L4S5MG3 English User's Manual V1.0
Preface
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Version 1.0
Disclaimer
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specifically disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The manufacturer reserves the right to revise this publication and to
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Trademark Recognition
Microsoft, MS-DOS and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
MMX, Pentium, Pentium-II, Pentium-III, Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel
Corporation.
Other product names used in this manual are the properties of their respective owners
and are acknowledged.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment onto 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.
Shielded interconnect cables and a shielded AC power cable must be employed with
this equipment to ensure compliance with the pertinent RF emission limits governing
this device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the system's manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the follow ing conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Canadian Department of Communications
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interferencecausing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement
sur le matériel brouilieur du Canada.
About the Manual
The manual consists of the following:
Describes features of the mainboard,
and provides a shipping checklist.
Chapter 1
Introducing the Mainboard
Go to ⇒ page 1
Describes installation of mainboard
components.
Chapter 2
Installing the Mainboard
Go to ⇒ page 7
Provides information on using the BIOS
Setup Utility.
Chapter 3
Using BIOS
Go to ⇒ page 26
Chapter 4
Describes the mainboard software.
Using the Mainboard Software
Go to ⇒ page 47
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
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Features and Packing List Translations
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CHAPTER 1
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Introducing the Mainboard
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Introduction............................................................................................................1
Checklist.................................................................................................................1
Standard Items ................................................................................................... 1
Features..................................................................................................................2
Choosing a Computer Case................................................................................4
Mainboard Components.......................................................................................5
CHAPTER 2
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Installing the Mainboard
7
Safety Precautions................................................................................................7
Quick Guide...........................................................................................................7
Installing the Mainboard in a Case.....................................................................8
Checking Jumper Settings...................................................................................8
Setting Jumpers ................................................................................................. 8
Checking Jumper Settings ................................................................................. 9
Jumper Settings ................................................................................................. 9
Connecting Case Components.........................................................................10
Front Panel Connector..................................................................................... 12
Installing Hardware.............................................................................................13
Installing the Processor ................................................................................... 13
Installing Memory Modules ............................................................................ 16
Installing a Hard Disk Drive/CD-ROM .......................................................... 17
Installing a Floppy Diskette Drive .................................................................. 19
Installing Add-on Cards................................................................................... 19
Connecting Optional Devices .......................................................................... 21
Connecting I/O Devices.....................................................................................24
External Connector Color Coding................................................................... 25
CHAPTER 3
26
Using BIOS
26
About the Setup Utility........................................................................................26
The Standard Configuration ............................................................................ 26
Entering the Setup Utility................................................................................ 27
Updating the BIOS.......................................................................................... 27
Using BIOS ..........................................................................................................28
Standard CMOS Features................................................................................ 29
Advanced BIOS Features ................................................................................ 31
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Advanced Chipset Features............................................................................. 33
Integrated Peripherals ...................................................................................... 35
Power Management Setup............................................................................... 39
PNP/PCI Configurations ................................................................................. 43
PC Health Status.............................................................................................. 44
Frequency/Voltage Control.............................................................................. 44
Load Fail-Safe Defaults Option ...................................................................... 45
Load Optimized Defaults Option.................................................................... 45
Set Supervisor/User Password......................................................................... 46
Save & Exit Setup Option............................................................................... 46
Exit Without Saving ........................................................................................ 46
CHAPTER 4
47
Using the Mainboard Software
47
About the Software CD-ROM............................................................................47
Auto-installing under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP ............................................47
Running Setup ................................................................................................. 48
Manual Installation..............................................................................................50
Utility Software Reference.................................................................................50
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Chapt er 1
Introducing the Mainboard
Intr oduction
Thank you for choosing the L4S5MG3 mainboard. This micro-ATX mainboard
comes with the high performance SiS651 Northbridge and SiS962
Southbridge chipsets. It accommodates Intel Pentium 4 processors, which
supports a frontside bus (FSB) speeds up to 400/533 MHz.
The SiS651 Northbridge provides a high performance 2D/3D Graphic Engine,
Video Accelerator and Advanced Hardware Acceleration MPEGI/MPEGII
Video Decoder for the Intel Pentium 4 series based PC systems. It offers
bandwidth up to 2.7GB/s under DDR333, 2GB/s under DDR266 and 1GB/s
under PC 133 in order to sustain the bandwidth demand from host processor,
as well as the multi I/O masters and AGP masters.
The SiS962 Southbridge integrates one Universal Serial Bus 2.0 Host Controllers, the 1394a controller, audio controller with AC 97 interface, Ethernet MAC
controller with standard MII interface, three Universal Serial Bus 1.1 Host
Controllers and the IDE Master/Slave controllers.
The mainboard has an advanced full set of I/O ports, such as dual channel
IDE interfaces, a floppy controller, a high-speed serial port, a VGA port, an
EPP/ECP capable bi-directional parallel port connector, four USB (Universal
Serial Bus) connector, a PS/2 keyboard, mouse and 1394a connectors. One
AGP slot, three PCI local bus slots and one communication and networking
riser (CNR) slot provide expandability for add-on peripheral cards.
Featuring good stability and performance, and the advanced SiS chipset, the
L4S5MG3 is an excellent Pentium 4 DDR mainboard for the budget-conscious
consumer. It is the ideal solution for any home or workstation PC.
Checklist
Compare the mainboard’s package contents with the following checklist:
Standard Items
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One mainboard
One diskette drive ribbon cable
One IDE drive ribbon cable
One auto-install software support CD
One I/O panel
One cooling fan retention module
This user’s manual
Featur es
Processor
Chipset
The mainboard uses a micro PGA 478-pin socket that has the
following features:
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Supports 400/533 MHz frontside bus (FSB)
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Accommodates Pentium 4 processors at 1.5G/1.6G/1.7G…
2.5G and above
The SiS651 Northbridge and SiS962/SiS962L Southbridge
chipsets are based on an innovative and scalable architecture
with proven reliability and performance.
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Support Intel Pentium 4 series CPU with data transfer
rate of 533/ 400MHz
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Support 12 outstanding transactions
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Supports DDR333/DDR266/200 SDRAM
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AGP v2.0 Compliant
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Supports Graphic Window Size from 4MBytes to
256Mbytes
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Perform 533MB/s bandwidth in 66MHz x 4 mode
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Built-in a high quality 3D engine
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PCI 2.2 specification compliance
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Supports PIO mode 0,1,2,3,4 and Multiword DMA mode
0,1,2
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Supports Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133
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Three independent OHCI USB 1.1 host controllers and
one EHCI USB 2.0 host controller, support up to six ports
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Compliant with IEEE 1394-1995 and 1394a-2000
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System wake-up events include: Power button, keyboard
password/hot key, RTC alarm, Modem ring-in, LAN, AC
97 wake-up, USB wake up and 1394 wake up
Additional key features of the mainboard include support for
six USB ports, an AC’ 97 link for audio and modem, hardware
monitoring, and ACPI/OnNow power management.
Note: The SiS962L Southbridge chipset does not support the IEEE1394A function.
Memory
The mainboard supports DDR 266/333 SDRAM. It accommodates two unbuffered 2.5V 184-pin slots. Each slot supports up
to 1 GB with a total maximum capacity of 2 GB.
USB
The USB 2.0 Controller is compliant with Universal Serial Bus
Specification Revision 2.0.
The USB 2.0 supports data transfer rates up to 480MB/sec for
high-speed devices and specifies a microframe that will be
1/8th of a 1msec frame. This allows the USB 2.0 devices to
have small buffers even at high data rates.
The USB 1.1 connectors and other full speed cables can support the higher speed of USB 2.0 without any changes.
The chipset has the following advanced USB features:
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Compliant with Enhanced Host Controller Interface
(EHCI) Specification Revision 0.95 and Universal Host
Controller Interface (UHCI) Specification Revision 1.1
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PCI multi-function device consists of two UHCI Host Controllers for full/low -speed signaling and one EHCI Host
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Controller core for high-speed signaling
Supports PCI-Bus Power Management Interface Specification release 1.1
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Legacy support for all downstream facing ports
The mainboard includes a 4xAGP slot that provides four times
the bandwidth of the original AGP specification. AGP technology provides a direct connection between the graphics subsystem and the processor so that the graphics do not have to
compete for processor time with other devices on the PCI bus.
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AGP
AC’ 97 Audio
Codec
The AC’ 97 Audio codec is compliant with the AC 97 2.2 specification, and supports 18-bit ADC (Analog Digital Converter)
and DAC (Digital Analog Converter) resolution as well as 18-bit
stereo full-duplex codec with independent and variable sampling rates. Further features include support for four analog
line-level stereo inputs.
Onboard LAN
(optional)
The Realtek RTL8100B LAN chip is incorporated in the chipset
providing the mainboard with integrated Ethernet PCI LAN
capabilities.
Expansion
Options
The mainboard comes with the following expansion options:
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Three 32-bit PCI slots
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One 4xAGP slot
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A Communications and Network Riser (CNR) slot (AC97
interface only)
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Two IDE channels and a floppy disk drive interface
The mainboard supports Ultra DMA bus mastering with transfer rates of 33/66/100/133 MB/sec.
IEEE 1394A Controller Interface
(optional)
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Integrated I/O
BIOS
Firm ware
Fully support provisions of IEEE1394-1995 for High- Performance Serial Bus and the P1394a draft 2.0 standard
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Provides one compliant cable port at 100Mbits/s,
200Mbits/s, and 400Mbits/s
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Supports arbitrated short bus reset to improve utilization
of the bus
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Data interface to link-layer controller provided through
2/4/8 parallel lines at 50Mbits/s
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Support power-down feature to conserve energy in battery powered applications
The mainboard has a full set of I/O ports and connectors:
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Two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard
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One serial port
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One VGA port
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One parallel port
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Four USB ports
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One LAN port
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One 1394a port
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Audio jacks for microphone, line-in and line-out
This mainboard uses Award BIOS that enables users to configure many system features including the following:
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Power management
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Wake-up alarms
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CPU parameters
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CPU and memory timing
The firmware can also be used to set parameters for different
processor clock speeds.
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processor clock speeds.
Choosing a Computer Case
There are many types of computer cases on the market. The mainboard complies with the specifications for the Micro ATX system case. Some features on
the mainboard are implemented by cabling connectors on the mainboard to
indicators and switches on the system case. Ensure that your case supports
all the features required. The mainboard can support one or two floppy diskette drives and four enhanced IDE drives. Ensure that your case has sufficient
power and space for all the drives that you intend to install.
Most cases have a choice of I/O templates in the rear panel. Make sure that
the I/O template in the case matches the I/O ports installed on the rear edge
of the mainboard.
This mainboard has a Micro ATX form factor of 244 x 220 mm. Choose a case
that accommodates this form factor.
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M ainboar d Components
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Table of Mainboard Components
Label
AGP1
ATX1
ATX2
AUDIO1
BAT1
CASFAN1
CDIN1
CDIN2
CNR1
CPU SOCKET
CPUFAN1
DIMM1 ~ DIMM2
FDD1
IDE 1
IDE 2
IR1
JP1
JP2
LED11
PANEL1
PCI1 ~ PCI3
PWRFAN1
SJ1
SPDIF1
SPEAKER1
USB2
WOL1
WOM1
Component
Accelerated Graphics Port
Power connector
Standard 20-pin ATX power connector
Front audio connector
Three volt realtime clock battery
Case fan connector 1
Primary CD-in connector
Secondary CD-in connector
Communications Networking Riser slot
Micro PGA 478-pin socket for Pentium 4 CPUs
Cooling fan for CPU
Two 184-pin DDR SDRAM
Floppy disk drive connector
Primary IDE channel
Secondary IDE channel
Infrared cable header
Clear CMOS jumper
BIOS protection jumper
Memory module LED
Connector for case front panel switches and LED indicators
Three 32-bit add-on card slots
Case fan connector 2
Single color LED header
SPDIF out header
Speaker connector
Front panel USB headers
Wake On LAN wakeup connector
Wake On Modem wakeup connector
This concludes Chapter 1. The next chapter explains how to install the mainboard.
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The red indicator LED1 turns on if your system is still powered, at which
time memory modules cannot be installed or uninstalled.
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Chapt er 2
Installing the Mainboard
Safety Pr ecautions
Follow these safety precautions when installing the mainboard:
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Wear a grounding strap attached to a grounded device to avoid
damage from static electricity.
Discharge static electricity by touching the metal case of a safely
grounded object before working on the mainboard.
Leave components in the static-proof bags they came in.
Hold all circuit boards by the edges. Do not bend circuit boards.
Quick Guide
This Quick Guide suggests the steps you can take to assemble your system
with the mainboards.
The following table provides a reference for installing specific components:
Locating Mainboard Components
Go to page 5
Installing the Mainboard in a Case
Go to page 8
Setting Jumpers
Go to page 8
Installing Case Components
Go to page 10
Installing the CPU
Go to page 13
Installing Memory
Go to page 16
Installing a HDD and CD-ROM Drive
Go to page 17
Installing a FDD
Go to page 19
Installing Add-on Cards
Go to page 19
Connecting Options
Go to page 21
Connecting Peripheral (I/O) Devices
Go to page 24
Installing the M ainboar d in a Case
Refer to the following illustration and instructions for installing the mainboard
in a case:
This illustration shows an example of a mainboard being
installed in a tower-type case:
2. Secure the mainboard with
screws where appropriate.
Note: Do not overtighten
the screws as this
can stress the mainboard.
Most system cases have
mounting brackets installed in
the case, which correspond to
the holes in the mainboard.
Place the mainboard over the
mounting brackets and secure
the mainboard onto the mounting brackets with screws.
1. Place the mainboard
over the mounting brackets.
Ensure that your case has an I/O template that supports the I/O ports and
expansion slots on your mainboard.
Checking Jumper Settings
This section explains how to set jumpers for correct configuration of the mainboard.
Setting Jumpers
Use the mainboard jumpers to set system configuration options. Jumpers with
more than one pin are numbered. When setting the jumpers, ensure that the
jumper caps are placed on the correct pins.
The illustrations below show a 2-pin jumper.
When the jumper cap is placed on both pins,
the jumper is SHORT. If you remove the
jumper cap, or place the jumper cap on just
one pin, the jumper is OPEN.
Short
This illustration shows a 3-pin
jumper. Pins 1 and 2 are SHORT.
1 2
3
Open
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Checking Jumper Settings
The following illustration shows the location of the mainboard jumpers. Pin 1 is
labeled.
Jumper Settings
Jumper
Type
JP1
3-pin
Description
Setting (default)
Clear CMOS
1-2: Normal
JP1
2-3: Clear
JP2
3-pin
BIOS protect
1-2: Write Enabled
2-3: Write Disabled
1
1
JP2
Jumper 1 –
Use this jumper to clear the contents of the CMOS memory.
You may need to clear the CMOS memory if the settings in
the Setup Utility are incorrect and prevent your mainboard
from operating. To clear the CMOS memory, disconnect all
the power cables from the mainboard and then move the
jumper cap into the CLEAR setting for a few seconds.
Jumper 2 –
Enables you to prevent the BIOS from being updated
(flashed). Set the jumper to disabled if you are going to update your BIOS. After updating the BIOS, return it to the
default setting (Enabled).
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Connecting Case Components
After you have installed the mainboard into a case, you can begin connecting
the mainboard components. Refer to the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Connect the Pentium
4 processor auxiliary
case power supply
connector to ATX1.
Connect the standard
power supply connector to ATX2.
Connect the CPU
cooling fan cable to
CPUFAN1.
Connect the auxiliary
power supply cooling
fan connector to
PWRFAN1.
Connect the case
cooling fan connector
to CASFAN1.
Connect the case
speaker cable to
SPEAKER1.
Connect the case
LED cable to SJ1.
Connect the case switches and indicator to PANEL1.
ATX2: ATX 20-pin Power Connector
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
+3.3V
+3.3V
Ground
+5V
Ground
+5V
Ground
PWRGD
+5VSB
+12V
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
+3.3V
-12V
Ground
PS ON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
+5V
+5V
+5V
ATX1: ATX 12V Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
+12V
+12V
Ground
Ground
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CPUFAN1/CASFAN1/PWRFAN1: FAN Power Connectors
Pin
1
2
3
Signal Name
Function
GND
+12V
Sense
System Ground
Power +12V
Sensor
SPEAKER1: Internal speaker
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
Signal
Key
Ground
VCC
SJ1: Single color LED header
Pin
1
2
3
Signal Name
Function
ACPI LED
ACPI LED
SB5V
MSG LED (-) green
MSG LED (-) green
Power LED (+)
ACPI LED function:
SJ1
1
S0
S1
S3
S4/S5
Light
Blinking
Blinking
Dark
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Front Panel Connector
The front panel connector (PANEL1) provides a standard set of switch and
LED connectors commonly found on ATX or micro-ATX cases. Refer to the
table below for information:
Pin
Signal Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
HD_LED_P
FP PWR/SLP
HD_LED_N
FP PWR/SLP
RST_SW_N
PWR_SW_P
RST_SW_P
PWR_SW_N
RSVD
NC
Function
Hard disk LED (positive)
MSG LED [dual color or single color (+)]
Hard disk active LED (negative)
MSG LED [dual color or single color (-)]
Reset Switch
Power Switch
Reset Switch
Power Switc h
Reserved
No pin
PANEL1
Hard Drive Activity LED
Connecting pins 1 and 3 to a front panel mounted LED provides visual indication that data is being read from or written to the hard drive. For the LED to
function properly, an IDE drive should be connected to the onboard IDE interface. The LED will also show activity for devices connected to the SCSI (hard
drive activity LED) connector.
Power / Sleep / Message Waiting LED
Connecting pins 2 and 4 to a single- or dual-color, front panel mounted LED
provides power on/off, sleep, and message waiting indication.
Reset Switch
Supporting the reset function requires connecting pins 5 and 7 to a momentary-contact switch that is normally open. When the switch is closed, the board
resets and runs POST.
Power Switch
Supporting the power on/off function requires connecting pins 6 and 8 to a
momentary-contact switch that is normally open. The switch should maintain
contact for at least 50 ms to signal the power supply to switch on or off. The
time requirement is due to internal debounce circuitry. After receiving a power
on/off signal, at least two seconds elapses before the power supply recognizes another on/off signal.
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Installing Har dwar e
Installing the Processor
Caution: When installing a CPU heatsink and cooling fan make sure that
you DO NOT scratch the mainboard or any of the surface-mount resistors
with the clip of the cooling fan. If the clip of the cooling fan scrapes
across the mainboard, you may cause serious damage to the mainboard
or its components.
On most mainboards, there are small surface -mount resistors near the
processor socket, which may be damaged if the cooling fan is carelessly
installed.
Avoid using cooling fans with sharp edges on the fan casing and the
clips. Also, install the cooling fan in a well-lit work area so that you can
clearly see the mainboard and processor socket.
Before installing the Processor
This mainboard automatically determines the CPU clock frequency and system bus frequency for the processor. You may be able to change these
settings by making changes to jumpers on the mainboard, or changing the
settings in the system Setup Utility. We strongly recommend that you do not
overclock processors or other components to run faster than their rated speed.
Warning: Overclocking com ponents can adversely affect the reliability of
the system and introduce errors into your system. Overclocking can permanently damage the mainboard by generating excess heat in
components that are run beyond the rated limits.
This mainboard has a Socket 478 processor socket. When choosing a processor, consider the performance requirements of the system. Performance is
based on the processor design, the clock speed and system bus frequency of
the processor, and the quantity of internal cache memory and external cache
memory.
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CPU Installation Procedure
The following illustration shows CPU installation components:
Note: The pin-1 corner is marked with an arrow
Follow these instructions to install the Retention Module and CPU:
1.
Remove the existing retention module (if applicable).
2.
Position the backplate
against the underside of
the mainboard, secure
the 4 screws firmly on
the retention module.
Note: Do not over tighten
the screws.
3.
Install your CPU. Pull up
the lever away from the
socket and lift up to 90degree angle.
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4.
Locate the CPU cut
edge (the corner with the
pinhole noticeably mis sing). Align and insert the
CPU correctly.
5.
Press the lever down.
6.
Apply thermal grease on top of the CPU.
7.
Put the CPU Fan down
on the retention module
and s nap the four retention legs of the cooling
fan into place.
8.
Flip the levers over to lock the heat sink in place.
9.
Connect the CPU Cooling Fan power cable to
the CPUFAN1 connector. This completes the
installation.
Note: CPU fan and heatsink installation procedures may vary with the type of
CPU fan/heatsink supplied. The form and size of fan/heatsink may also
vary.
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Installing Memory Modules
This mainboard accommodates 184-pin 2.5V unbuffered Double Data Rate
(DDR) SDRAM memory modules. The memory chips must be standard or
registered SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory). The
memory bus runs at 166 MHz.
Note: SDRAM provides 800 MBps or 1 GBps data transfer depending on
whether the bus is 100MHz or 133MHz. Double Data Rate SDRAM
(DDR SDRAM) doubles the rate to 1.6 GBps and 2.1 GBps. DDR
SDRAM uses additional power and ground lines and requires 184-pin
DIMM modules rather than the 168-pin DIMMs used by SDRAM.
The mainboard accommodates two memory modules. You must install at least
one module in any of the two slots. Each module can be installed with 32 MB
to 1 GB of memory; total memory capacity is 2 GB.
Do not remove any memory module from its antistatic packaging until
you are ready to install it on the mainboard. Handle the modules only by
their edges. Do not touch the components or metal parts. Always wear
a grounding strap when you handle the modules.
Installation Procedure
Refer to the following to install the memory modules.
1.
This mainboard supports unbuffered DDR SDRAM only. Do not attempt to
insert any other type of DDR SDRAM into the slots.
2.
Push the latches on each side of the DIMM slot down.
3.
Align the memory module with
the slot. The DIMM slots are
keyed with notches and the
DIMMs are keyed with cutouts
so that they can only be ni stalled correctly.
4.
Check that the cutouts on the
DIMM module edge connector
match the notches in the
DIMM slot.
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5.
Install the DIMM module into
the slot and press it firmly
down until it seats correctly.
The slot latches are levered
upwards and latch on to the
edges of the DIMM.
6.
Install any remaining DIMM modules.
Installing a Hard Disk Drive/CD-ROM
This section describes how to install IDE devices such as a hard disk drive
and a CD-ROM drive.
About IDE Devices
Your mainboard has a primary and secondary IDE channel interface (IDE1 and
IDE2). An IDE ribbon cable supporting two IDE devices is bundled with the mainboard.
If you want to install more than two IDE devices, get a second IDE cable and
you can add two more devices to the secondary IDE channel.
IDE devices have jumpers or switches that are used to set the IDE device as
MASTER or SLAVE. Refer to the IDE device user’s manual. When installing two
IDE devices on one cable, ensure that one device is set to MASTER and the
other device is set to SLAVE. The documentation of your IDE device explains
how to do this.
About UltraDMA
This mainboard supports UltraDMA 66/100/133. UDMA is a technology that
accelerates the performance of devices in the IDE channel. To maximize performance, install IDE devices that support UDMA and use 80-pin IDE cables
that support UDMA 66/100/133.
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Installing a Hard Disk Drive
1.
2.
Install the hard disk drive into the drive cage in your system case.
Plug the IDE cable into IDE1
(A):
Note: Ribbon cable connectors
are usually keyed so that they can
only be installed correctly on the
device connector. If the connector
is not keyed, make sure that you
match the pin-1 side of the cable
connector with the pin-1 side of the
device connector. Each connector
has the pin-1 side clearly marked.
The pin-1 side of each ribbon cable is always marked with a
colored stripe on the cable.
3. Plug an IDE cable connector into the hard disk drive IDE connector (B). It
doesn't matter which connector on the cable you use.
4. Plug a power cable from the case power supply into the power connector on
the hard disk drive (C).
When you first start up your system, the BIOS should automatically detect
your hard disk drive. If it doesn’t, enter the Setup Utility and use the IDE Hard
Disk Auto Detect feature to configure the hard disk drive that you have installed. See IDE HDD Auto-Detection on page 30 for more information.
Installing a CD-ROM/DVD Drive
1.
2.
Install the CD-ROM/DVD drive into the drive cage in your system case.
Plug the IDE cable into IDE1
(A). If you have already installed
an HDD, use the other connector on the IDE cable.
Note: Ribbon cable connectors are
usually keyed so that they can only
be installed correctly on the device
connector. If the connector is not
keyed, make sure that you match the
pin-1 side of the cable connector with
the pin-1 side of the device connector. Each connector has the pin-1
side clearly marked. The pin-1 side of
each ribbon cable is alw ays marked
with a colored stripe on the cable.
3. Plug an IDE cable connector into the CD-ROM/DVD drive IDE connector (B). It
doesn't matter which connector on the cable you use.
4. Plug a power cable from the case power supply into the power connector on
the CD-ROM/DVD drive (C).
5. Use the audio cable provided with the CD-ROM/DVD drive to connect to the
mainboard CD-in connector CDIN1 or CDIN2 (D).
When you first start up your system, the BIOS should automatically detect
your CD-ROM/DVD drive. If it doesn’t, enter the Setup Utility and configure
the CD-ROM/DVD drive that you have installed. See IDE Primary/Secondary
Master/Slave (Auto) on page 30 for more information.
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Installing a Floppy Diskette Drive
The mainboard has a floppy diskette drive (FDD) interface and ships with a
diskette drive ribbon cable that supports one or two floppy diskette drives. You
can install a 5.25-inch drive and a 3.5-inch drive with various capacities. The
floppy diskette drive cable has one type of connector for a 5.25-inch drive and
another type of connector for a 3.5-inch drive.
1.
2.
Install the FDD into the drive cage in your system case.
Plug the FDD cable into
FLOPPY1 (A):
Note: Ribbon cable connectors are
usually keyed so that they can only
be installed correctly on the device
connector. If the connector is not
keyed, make sure that you match the
pin-1 side of the cable connector with
the pin-1 side of the device connector. Each connector has the pin-1
side clearly marked. The pin-1 side of
each ribbon cable is always marked
with a colored stripe on the cable.
3. Plug the correct connector on the FDD cable for the 5.25-inch or 3.5-inch drive
into the FDD connector (B).
4. Plug a power cable from the case power supply into the power connector on
the FDD (C).
When you first start up your system, go immediately to the Setup Utility to
configure the floppy diskette drives that you have installed. See Standard
CMOS Features on page 29 for more information.
Installing Add-on Cards
This mainboard has three 32-bit PCI (Peripheral Components Interconnect)
expansion slots, one 4xAGP slot, and one Communications and Networking
Riser (CNR) slot.
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PCI Slots
PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit
PCI interface.
4xAGP Slot
The 4xAGP slot is used to install a graphics adapter that supports
the 4xAGP specification and has a 4xAGP edge connector.
Note: The above layout is for reference only. The AGP slot
may be different from your mainboard. Please refer to
actual shipment.
CNR Slot
This slot is used to insert CNR cards with Modem and Audio functionality.
Note: Before installing an add-on card, check the documentation for the card
carefully. If the card is not Plug and Play, you may have to manually configure the card before installation.
Follow these instructions to install an add-on card:
1.
2.
3.
Remove a blanking plate from the system case corresponding to the slot you
are going to use.
Install the edge connector of the
add-on card into the expansion
slot. Ensure that the edge connector is correctly seated in the
slot.
Secure the metal bracket of the card to the system case with a screw.
Note: For some add-on cards, for example graphics adapters and network adapters,
you have to install drivers and software before you can begin using the add-on
card.
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Connecting Optional Devices
Refer to the following for information on connecting the mainboard’s optional
devices:
AUDIO1: Front Panel Audio header
This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and
line-out ports for easier access.
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
2
3
4
5
6
AUD_MIC
AUD_GND
AUD_MIC_BIAS
AUD_VCC
AUD_FPOUT_R
AUD_RET_R
7
HP_ON
8
9
10
KEY
AUD_FPOUT_L
AUD_RET_L
Front Panel Microphone input signal
Ground used by Analog Audio Circuits
Microphone Power
Filtered +5 V used by Analog Audio Circuits
Right Channel Audio signal to Front Panel
Right Channel Audio signal to Return from
Front Panel
Reserved for future use to control Headphone Amplifier
No Pin
Left Channel Audio signal to Front Panel
Left Channel Audio signal Return from
Front Panel
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USB2: Front panel USB ports
The mainboard has two USB ports installed on the rear edge I/O port array.
Additionally, some computer cases have USB ports at the front of the case. If
you have this kind of case, use auxiliary USB connector USB2 to connect the
front-mounted ports to the mainboard.
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
VREG_FP_USBPWR0
VREG_FP_USBPWR0
USB_FP_P0USB_FP_P1USB_FP_P0+
USB_FP_P1+
GND
GND
KEY
USB_FP_OC0
Front Panel USB Power
Front Panel USB Power
USB Port 0 Negative Signal
USB Port 1 Negative Signal
USB Port 0 Positive Signal
USB Port 1 Positive Signal
Ground
Ground
No pin
Overcurrent signal
Note: Please make sure that the USB cable has the same pin assignment as indicated above. A different pin assignment may cause damage or system
hang-up.
WOL1: Wake On LAN
If you have installed a LAN card, use the cable provided with the card to plug
into the mainboard WOL1 connector. This enables the Wake On LAN (WOL)
feature. When your system is in a power-saving mode, any LAN signal automatically resumes the system. You must enable this item using the Power
Management page of the Setup Utility.
Pin
1
2
3
Signal Name
Function
5VSB
GND
Ring#
+5V stand by power
Ground
Wake up signal (high active)
WOM1: Wake On Modem
If you have installed a modem, use the cable provided with the modem to plug
into the mainboard WOM1 connector. This enables the Wake On Modem
(WOM1 feature. When your system is in a power-saving mode, any modem
signal automatically resumes the system. You must enable this item using the
Power Management page of the Setup Utility. See Chapter 3 for more
information.
Pin
1
2
3
Signal Name
Function
5VSB
GND
Ring#
+5V stand by power
Ground
Wake up signal (low active)
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IR1: Serial infrared port
The mainboard supports an Infrared (IR) data port. Infrared ports allow the
wireless exchange of information between your computer and similarly
equipped devices such as printers, laptops, Personal Digital Assistants
(PDAs), and other computers.
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1
2
3
4
5
6
Not assigned
KEY
+5V
GND
IRTX
IRRX
Not assigned
No pin
IR Power
Ground
IrDA serial output
IrDA serial input
SPDIF1: SPDIF out header
You can purchase an optional 24-bit digital audio extension bracket from a
third-party vendor. You can use the audio RCA jacks to connect to digital audio
devices. If your CD-ROM/DVD drive has digital audio output, you can connect
it to the input pins of the SPDIF connector.
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
SPDIF Out
VCC
KEY
GND
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Connecting I/O Devices
The backplane of the mainboard has the following I/O ports:
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 Ke yboard
LPT1
COM1
VGA Port
1394a Port
Audio Ports
LAN Port
USB Ports
Use the upper PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 pointing device.
Use the lower PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 keyboard.
Use LPT1 to connect printers or other parallel
communications devices.
Use the COM ports to connect serial devices
such as mice or fax/modems. COM1 is identified
by the system as COM1/3. COM2 is identified by
the system as COM2/4.
Connect your monitor to the VGA port.
Use the 1394a port to connect any Firewire device.
Use the three audio ports to connect audio devices. The first jack is for stereo line-in signal.
The second jack is for stereo line-out signal. The
third jack is for microphone.
Connect an RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to connect your computer to the Network.
Use the USB ports to connect USB devices.
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External Connector Color Coding
Many connectors now use standard colors as shown in the table below.
Connector
Audio line-in
Audio line-out
Digital monitor/flat panel
IEEE 1394
Microphone
MIDI/game
Parallel
PS/2-compatible keyboard
PS/2-compatible mouse
Serial
Speaker out/subwoofer
Right-to-left speaker
USB
Video out
SCSI, network, telephone, modem
Color
Light blue
Lime
White
Grey
Pink
Gold
Burgundy
Purple
Green
Teal or Turquoise
Orange
Brown
Black
Yellow
None
This concludes Chapter 2. The next chapter covers the BIOS.
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Chapt er 3
Using BIOS
About the Setup Utility
The computer uses the latest Award BIOS with support for Windows Plug and
Play. The CMOS chip on the mainboard contains the ROM setup instructions
for configuring the mainboard BIOS.
The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) Setup Utility displays the system's
configuration status and provides you with options to set system parameters.
The parameters are stored in battery-backed-up CMOS RAM that saves this
information when the power is turned off. When the sys tem is turned back on,
the system is configured with the values you stored in CMOS.
The BIOS Setup Utility enables you to configure:
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Hard drives, diskette drives, and peripherals
Video display type and display options
Password protection from unauthorized use
Power management features
The settings made in the Setup Utility affect how the computer performs. Before using the Setup Utility, ensure that you understand the Setup Utility
options.
This chapter provides explanations for Setup Utility options.
The Standard Configuration
A standard configuration has already been set in the Setup Utility. However,
we recommend that you read this chapter in case you need to make any
changes in the future.
This Setup Utility should be used:
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•
•
•
when changing the system configuration
when a configuration error is detected and you are prompted to
make changes to the Setup Utility
when trying to resolve IRQ conflicts
when making changes to the Power Management configuration
when changing the password or making other changes to the Security Setup
Entering the Setup Utility
When you power on the system, BIOS enters the Power-On Self Test (POST)
routines. POST is a series of built-in diagnostics performed by the BIOS. After
the POST routines are completed, the following message appears:
Press DEL to enter SETUP
Pressing the delete key
accesses the BIOS Setup Utility:
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Standard CMOS Features
Frequency/Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
PnP/PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
↑↓ → ← :
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Select Item
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type . . .
BIOS Navigation Keys
The BIOS navigation keys are listed below:
Key
Function
Esc
Exits the current menu
←↑↓→
Scrolls through the items on a menu
+/–/PU/PD
Modifies the selected field's values
F10
Saves the current configuration and exits setup
F1
Displays a screen that describes all key functions
F5
Loads previously saved values to CMOS
F6
Loads a minimum configuration for troubleshooting.
F7
Loads an optimum set of values for peak performance
Updating the BIOS
You can download and install updated BIOS for this mainboard from the
manufacturer's Web site. New BIOS provides support for new peripherals,
improvements in performance, or fixes for known bugs. Install new BIOS as
follows:
1.
If your mainboard has a BIOS protection jumper, change the setting to
allow BIOS flashing.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
If your mainboard has an item called Firmware Write Protect in Advanced
BIOS features, disable it. (Firmware Write Protect prevents BIOS from being
overwritten.)
Create a bootable sys tem disk. (Refer to Windows online help for info rmation on creating a bootable system disk.)
Download the Flash Utility and new BIOS file from the manufacturer's
Web site. Copy these files to the system diskette you created in Step 3.
Turn off your computer and insert the system diskette in your computer's
diskette drive. (You might need to run the Setup Utility and change the boot
priority items on the Advanced BIOS Features Setup page, to force your
computer to boot from the floppy diskette drive first.)
At the A:\ prompt, type the Flash Utility program name and press <Enter>. You see a screen similar to the following:
FLASH MEMORY WRITER V7.33
(C) Award Software 1999 All Rights Reserved
For (MAINBOARD NAME)
DATE: 10/26/2000
Flash Type
File Name to Program :____________________
Error Message
7.
8.
Type the filename of the new BIOS in the “File Name to Program” text
box. Follow the onscreen directions to update the mainboard BIOS.
When the installation is complete, remove the floppy diskette from the
diskette drive and restart your computer. If your mainboard has a Flash
BIOS jumper, reset the jumper to protect the newly installed BIOS from
being overwritten.
Using BIOS
When you start the Setup Utility, the main menu appears. The main menu of
the Setup Utility displays a list of the options that are available. A highlight
indicates which option is currently selected. Use the cursor arrow keys to
move the highlight to other options. When an option is highlighted, execute
the option by pressing <Enter>.
Some options lead to pop-up dialog boxes that prompt you to verify that you
wish to execute that option. Other options lead to dialog boxes that prompt
you for information.
Some options (marked with a triangle ) lead to submenus that enable you
to change the values for the option. Use the cursor arrow keys to scroll
through the items in the submenu.
In this manual, default values are enclosed in parenthesis. Submenu items
are denoted by a triangle .
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Standard CMOS Features
This option displays basic information about your system.
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Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Tue, July 11 2001
12 : 8 : 59
IDE Primary Master
IDE Primary Slave
IDE Secondary Master
IDE Secondary Slave
Menu Level
Change the day, month,
year and century.
Drive A
Drive B
Floppy 3 Mode Support
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[None]
[Disabled]
Video
Halt On
[EGA/VGA]
[All Errors]
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
31744K
32768K
↑ ↓ → ← : Move Enter : Select
F5:Previous Values
Item Help
+/-/PU/PD:Value: F10: Save ESC: Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Date and Time
The Date and Time items show the current date and time on the computer. If
you are running a Windows OS, these items are automatically updated whenever you make changes to the Windows Date and Time Properties utility.
IDE Devices (None)
Your computer has two IDE channels (Primary and Secondary) and each
channel can be installed with one or two devices (Master and Slave). Use
these items to configure each device on the IDE channel.
Press <Enter> to display the IDE submenu:
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IDE Primary Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
[Press Enter]
IDE Primary 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
Item Help
Menu Level
To auto-detect the
HDD’s size, head . . . on
this channel
+/-/PU/PD:Value: F10: Save ESC: Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
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IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press <Enter> while this item is highlighted to prompt the Setup Utility to
automatically detect and configure an IDE device on the IDE channel.
Note: If you are setting up a new hard disk drive that supports LBA mode, more
than one line will appear in the parameter box. Choose the line that lists
LBA for an LBA drive.
IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave (Auto)
Leave this item at Auto to enable the system to automatically detect and configure
IDE devices on the channel. If it fails to find a device, change the value to Manual
and then manually configure the drive by entering the characteristics of the drive in
the items described below.
Refer to your drive's documentation or look on the drive casing if you need to obtain this information. If no device is installed, change the value to None.
Note: Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, ensure that you have the
configuration information supplied by the manufacturer of your hard drive.
Incorrect settings can result in your system not recognizing the installed
hard disk.
Access Mode
This item defines ways that can be used to access IDE hard disks such as
LBA (Large Block Addressing). Leave this value at Auto and the system will
automatically decide the fastest way to access the hard disk drive.
Press <Esc> to return to the Standard CMOS Features page.
Drive A/Drive B (1.44M, 3.5 in.)
These items define the characteristics of any diskette drive attached to the
system. You can connect one or two diskette drives.
Floppy 3 Mode Support (Disabled)
Floppy 3 mode refers to a 3.5-inch diskette with a capacity of 1.2 MB. Floppy
3 mode is sometimes used in Japan.
Video (EGA/VGA)
This item defines the video mode of the system. This mainboard has a built-in
VGA graphics system; you must leave this item at the default value.
Halt On (All Errors)
This item defines the operation of the system POST (Power On Self Test) routine. You can use this item to select which types of errors in the POST are
sufficient to halt the system.
Base Memory, Extended Memory, and Total Memory
These items are automatically detected by the system at start up time. These
are display-only fields. You cannot make changes to these fields.
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Advanced BIOS Features
This option defines advanced information about your system.
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Advanced BIOS Features
Virus Warning
CPU L1 & L2 Cache
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
Gate A20 Option
ATA 66/100 Cable MSG
Typematic Rate Setting
x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
x Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
APIC Mode
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
HDD S.M.A.R.T Capability
↑ ↓ → ← : Move Enter : Select
F5:Previous Values
[Disabled ]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Floppy]
[HDD-0]
[CDROM]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[On]
[Fast]
Enabled]
[Disabled]
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[Setup]
[Enabled]
[Non-OS2]
[Disabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
Allows you to choose
the VIRUS warning
feature for IDE Hard
Disk boot sector
protection. If this
function is enabled
and someone attempts
to write data into this
area, BIOS will show a
warning message on
screen and alarm beep
+/-/PU/PD:Value: F10: Save ESC: Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Virus Warning (Disabled)
When enabled, this item provides protection against viruses that try to write to
the boot sector and partition table of your hard disk drive. You need to disable
this item when installing an operating system. We recommend that you enable
this item as soon as you have installed an operating system.
Note: For complete protection against viruses, install virus software in your operating system and update the virus definitions regularly.
CPU L1 and L2 Cache (Enabled)
All processors that can be installed in this mainboard use internal level 1 (L1)
and external level 2 (L2) cache memory to improve performance. Leave this
item at the default value for better performance.
Quick Power On Self Test (Enabled)
Enable this item to shorten the power on testing (POST) and have your system start up faster. You might like to enable this item after you are confident
that your system hardware is o perating smoothly.
First/Second/Third Boot Device (Floppy/HDD-0/CDROM)
Use these three items to select the priority and order of the devices that your
system searches for an operating system at start-up time.
Boot Other Device (Enabled)
When enabled, the system searches all other possible locations for an operat31
ing system if it fails to find one in the devices specified under the First, Second,
and Third boot devices.
Swap Floppy Drive (Disabled)
If you have two floppy diskette drives in your system, this item allows you to
swap the assigned drive letters so that drive A becomes drive B, and drive B
becomes drive A.
Boot Up Floppy Seek (Disabled)
If this item is enabled, it checks the size of the floppy disk drives at start-up
time. You don't need to enable this item unless you have a legacy diskette
drive with 360K capacity.
Boot Up NumLock Status (On)
This item defines if the keyboard Num Lock key is active when your system is
started.
Gate A20 Option (Fast)
This item defines how the system handles legacy software that was written for
an earlier generation of processors. Leave this item at the default value.
ATA 66/100 Cable MSG (Enabled)
This item enables or disables the display of the ATA 66/100 Cable MSG.
Typematic Rate Setting (Disabled)
If this item is enabled, you can use the following two items to set the typematic
rate and the typematic delay settings for your keyboard.
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•
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec): Use this item to define how many
characters per second are generated by a held-down key.
Typematic Delay (Msec): Use this item to define how many milliseconds must elapse before a held-down key begins generating
repeat characters.
Security Option (Setup)
If you have installed password protection, this item defines if the password is
required at system start up, or if it is only required when a user tries to enter
the Setup Utility.
APIC Mode (Enable)
This option is use to enabled or disabled APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller) functionality. The APIC is an Intel chip that provides
symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) for its Pentium systems.
OS Select For DRAM > 64 MB (Non-OS2)
This item is only required if you have installed more than 64 MB of memory
and you are running the OS/2 operating system. Otherwise, leave this item at
the default.
HDD S.M.A.R.T Capability (Disabled)
The S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) system
is a diagnostics technology that monitors and predicts device performance.
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S.M.A.R.T. software resides on both the disk drive and the host computer.
The disk drive software monitors the internal performance of the motors, media, heads, and electronics of the drive. The host software monitors the overall
reliability status of the drive. If a device failure is predicted, the host software,
through the Client WORKS S.M.A.R.T applet, warns the user of the impending
condition and advises appropriate action to protect the data.
Report No FDD For WIN95 (Yes)
If you are running a system with no floppy drive and using Windows 95, select
Yes for this item to ensure compatibility with the Windows 95 logo certification.
Otherwise, select No.
Small Logo (EPA) Show (Disabled)
Enables or disables the display of the EPA logo during boot.
Advanced Chipset Features
These items define critical timing parameters of the mainboard. You should
leave the items on this page at their default values unless you are very familiar with the technical specifications of your system hardware. If you change
the values incorrectly, you may introduce fatal errors or recurring instability
into your system.
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Advanced Chipset Features
Advanced DRAM Control 1
Prefetch Caching
Memory Hole at 15M -16M
AGP Aperture Size
Graphic Window WR Combin
↑ ↓ → ← : Move Enter : Select
F5:Previous Values
[Press Enter]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[128MB]
[Enabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD:Value: F10: Save ESC: Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
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Advanced DRAM Control 1
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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Advanced DRAM Control 1
System Performance
CAS Latency Setting
DRAM Addr/Cmd Rate
↑ ↓ → ← : Move Enter : Select
F5:Previous Values
[Normal Mode]
[2.5T]
[Auto Mode]
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD:Value: F10: Save ESC: Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
System Performance (Normal Mode)
This is the DRAM auto configuration option, which can be set to Safe Mode,
Normal Mode, Fast Mode or Ultra Mode.
CAS Latency Setting (2.5T)
Enables you to select the CAS latency time in HCLKs of 2, 2.5, or 3. The
value is set at the factory depending on the DRAM installed. Do not change
the values in this field unless you change specifications of the installed DRAM
or the installed CPU.
DRAM Addr/Cmd Rate (Auto Mode)
This option allows you to set the lead off DRAM read and write cycles. When
set to Delay 1T, memory read/write commands are sent one clock cycle behind the memory address. When set to Normal, read/write and memory
address commands are sent simultaneously.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Chipset Features screen.
Prefetch Caching (Disabled)
Enables PCI slave prefetch caching. Enabling this increased performance.
Memory Hole at 15M-16M (Disabled)
This item is used to reserve memory space for ISA expansion cards that require it.
AGP Aperture Size (128MB)
This item defines the size of the aperture if you use an AGP graphics adapter.
It refers to a section of the PCI memory address range used for graphics
memory. We recommend that you leave this item at the default value.
Graphic Window WR Combin (Enabled)
This item determines whether the graphic windows base address is valid or
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not.
Integrated Peripherals
These options display items that define the operation of peripheral components on the system's input/output ports.
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Integrated Peripherals
SIS OnChip IDE Device
SIS OnChip PCI Device
Onboard SuperIO Device
USB Controller
USB Ports Number
USB 2.0 Supports
USB Keyboard Support
Onboard LAN
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
IDE HDD Block Mode
Init Display First
AGP Auto Calibration
IDECHO Access Interface
IDECH1 Access Interface
USB0 Access Interface
USB1 Access Interface
USB2 Access Interface
USB2.0 Access Interface
Audio Access Interface
↑ ↓ → ← : Move Enter : Select
F5:Previous Values
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Enabled]
[6 Ports]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[PCI Slot]
[Enabled]
[EDB Bus]
[EDB Bus]
[EDB Bus]
[EDB Bus]
[EDB Bus]
[EDB Bus]
[EDB Bus]
Item Hel p
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD:Value: F10: Save ESC: Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
SIS OnChip IDE Device
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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SIS OnChip IDE Device
Internal PCI/IDE
IDE Primary Master PIO
IDE Primary Slave PIO
IDE Secondary Master PIO
IDE Secondary Slave
PIO
Primary Master
UltraDMA
Primary Slave
UltraDMA
Secondary Master UltraDMA
Secondary Slave UltraDMA
IDE DMA Transfer Access
IDE Burst Mode
↑ ↓ → ← : Move Enter : Select
F5:Previous Values
[Both]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD:Value: F10: Save ESC: Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
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Internal PCI/IDE (Both)
Use these items to enable or disable the internal PCI IDE channels that are
integrated on the mainboard.
IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave PIO (Auto)
Each IDE channel supports a master device and a slave device. These four
items let you assign which kind of PIO (Programmed Input/Output) is used by
IDE devices. Choose Auto to let the system auto detect which PIO mode is
best, or select a PIO mode from 0-4.
IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave UltraDMA (Auto)
Each IDE channel supports a master device and a slave device. This mainboard supports UltraDMA technology, which provides faster access to IDE
devices.
If you install a device that supports UltraDMA, change the appropriate item on
this list to Auto. You may have to install the UltraDMA driver supplied with this
mainboard in order to use an UltraDMA device.
IDE DMA Transfer Access (Enabled)
This item allows you to enabled the transfer access of the IDE DMA.
IDE Burst Mode (Enabled)
This option, when enabled will instruct the system to send every write transaction to the write buffer. Burstable transactions then burst onto the PCI bus and
nonburstable transactions do not.
Press <Esc> to return to the Integrated Peripherals screen.
SIS OnChip PCI Device
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
SIS OnChip PCI Device
SIS-7012 AC97Audio
SIS-7013 S/W Modem
SIS 1394 Controller
System Share Memory Size
↑ ↓ → ← : Move Enter : Select
F5:Previous Values
[Enabled ]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[32 MB]
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD:Value: F10: Save ESC: Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
SIS-7012 AC97 AUDIO (Enabled)
Enables and disables the onboard AC 97 audio function. Disable this item if
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you are going to install a PCI audio add-on card.
SIS-7013 S/W Modem (Enabled)
Enables and disables the onboard modem. Disable this item if you are going
to install an external modem.
SIS-1394 Controller (Disabled)
Enables and disables the onboard 1394 controller.
System Share Memory Size (32MB)
This motherboard has a built-in graphics system that uses UMA (Unified
Memory Architecture) so that the graphics reserves a part of main memory for
video memory. Use this item to determine how much of the main memory can
be used as video memory.
Press <Esc> to return to the Integrated Peripherals screen.
Onboard SuperIO Device
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Onboard SuperIO Device
Onboard FDC Controller
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode Use DMA
↑ ↓ → ← : Move Enter : Select
F5:Previous Values
[Enabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378/IRQ7]
[ECP]
[3]
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD:Value: F10: Save ESC: Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Onboard FDC Controller (Enabled)
This option enables the onboard floppy disk drive controller.
Onboard Serial Port 1 (3F8/IRQ4)
This option is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for
onboard serial port 1 (COM1).
Onboard Parallel Port (378/IRQ7)
This option is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for
the onboard parallel port.
Parallel Port Mode (ECP)
Enables you to set the data transfer protocol for your parallel port. There are
four options: SPP (Standard Parallel Port), EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port),
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ECP (Extended Capabilities Port) and ECP+EPP.
SPP allows data output only. Extended Capabilities Port (ECP) and Enhanced
Parallel Port (EPP) are bi-directional modes, allowing both data input and output.
ECP and EPP modes are only supported with EPP- and ECP-aware peripherals.
ECP Mode Use DMA (3)
When the onboard parallel port is set to ECP mode, the parallel port can use
DMA 3 or DMA 1.
Press <Esc> to return to the Integrated Peripherals screen.
USB Controller (Enabled)
Enable this item if you plan to use the Universal Serial Bus ports on this mainboard.
USB Keyboard Support (Disabled)
Enable this item if you plan to use a keyboard connected through the USB port in
a legacy operating system (such as DOS) that does not support Plug and Play.
Onboard LAN (Enabled)
Use this item to enable and disable the onboard LAN function.
Onboard LAN Boot ROM (Disabled)
Use this item to enable and disable the booting from the onboard LAN or a
network add-in card with a remote boot ROM installed.
IDE HDD Block Mode (Enabled)
Enable this field if your IDE hard drive supports block mode. Block mode enables BIOS to automatically detect the optimal number of block read and
writes per sector that the drive can support. It also improves the speed of access to IDE devices.
Init Display First (PCI Slot)
Use this item to specify whether your graphics adapter is installed in one of
the PCI slots or is integrated on the mainboard.
AGP Auto Calibration (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the AGP buffer strength auto calibration through the chipset.
IDECHO/IDECH1 ACCESS INTERFACE (EDB Bus)
This item determines whether the IDE access interface is the PCI bus or the
embedded bus.
USB0/USB1/USB2 ACCESS INTERFACE (EDB Bus)
This option determines whether the USB0/USB1/USB2 access interface is the
embedded bus or the PCI bus.
USB2.0 ACCESS INTERFACE (EDB BUS)
This option determines whether the USB2.0 access interface is the embedded
bus or a PCI bus.
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Audio ACCESS INTERFACE (EDB BUS)
This option determines whether the audio access interface is the embedded
bus or a PCI bus.
Power Management Setup
This option lets you control system power management. The system has various power-saving modes including powering down the hard disk, turning off
the video, suspending to RAM, and software power down that allows the system to be automatically resumed by certain events.
Power Management Timeouts
The power-saving modes can be controlled by timeouts. If the system is inactive for a time, the timeouts begin counting. If the inactivity continues so that
the timeout period elapses, the system enters a power-saving mode. If any
item in the list of Reload Global Timer Events is Enabled, then any activity on
that item will reset the timeout counters to zero.
Wake Up Calls
If the system is suspended, or has been powered down by software, it can be
resumed by a wake up call that is generated by incoming traffic to a modem, a
LAN card, a PCI card, or a fixed alarm on the system realtime clock,
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Power Management Setup
ACPI function
ACPI Suspend Type
Video Off Option
Video Off Method
MODEM Use IRQ
Hot Key Function as
PS2KB Wakeup from S3
USB S3 Wakeup Function
HDD Off After
Power Button Override
Power State Resume Control
PM Wake Up Events
Delay Prior to Thermal
↑ ↓ → ← : Move Enter : Select
Help F5:Previous Values
[Enabled ]
[S1(POS)]
[Susp, Stby --> Off]
[DPMS Supported]
[Auto]
[Power Off]
[Hot key]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Instant-Off]
[Always Off]
[Press Enter]
[None]
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD:Value: F10: Save ESC: Exit F1:General
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
ACPI Function (Enabled)
This mainboard supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power management Interface). Use this item to enable or disable the ACPI feature.
Note: ACPI is a power management specification that makes hardware status information available to the operating system. ACPI enables a PC to turn its
peripherals on and off for improved power management. It also allows the
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PC to be turned on and off by external devices, so that mouse or keyboard
activity wakes up the computer.
ACPI Suspend Type (S1(POS))
Use this item to define how your system suspends. In the default, S1(POS),
the suspend mode is equivalent to a software power down. If you select S3
(STR), the suspend mode is a suspend to RAM, i.e., the system shuts down
with the exception of a refresh current to the system memory.
Video Off Option (Susp, Stby --> Off)
This option defines if the video is powered down when the system is put into
suspend mode.
Video Off Method (DPMS Supported)
This item defines how the video is powered down to save power. This item is
set to DPMS (Display Power Management Software) by default.
MODEM Use IRQ (Auto)
If you want an incoming call on a modem to automatically resume the system
from a power-saving mode, use this item to specify the interrupt request line
(IRQ) that is used by the modem. You might have to connect the fax/modem
to the mainboard Wake On Modem connector for this feature to work.
Hot Key Function As (Power Off)
This option allows you to set the Hot Key functionality to one of the following
states: Disable (turn off Hot Key functionality), Power Off, Suspend.
PS2 KB Wakeup from S3 (Hot key)
Enables you to allow keyboard activity to awaken the system from power saving mode using hot keys.
USB S3 Wakeup Function (Disabled)
This option allows you to specify whether the system will be awakened from
power saving modes when activity or input signal of the specified hardware
peripheral or component is detected.
HDD Off After (Disable)
The IDE hard drive will spin down if it is not accessed within a specified length
of time. Options are from 1 Min to 15 Min and Disable.
Power Button Override (Instant Off)
Under ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power management Interface) you
can create a software power down. In a software power down, the system can
be resume by Wake Up Alarms. This item lets you install a software power
down that is controlled by the power button on your system. If the item is set
to Instant-Off, then the power button causes a software power down. If the
item is set to Delay 4 Sec. then you have to hold the power button down for
four seconds to cause a software power down.
Power State Resume Control (Always Off)
This sets the power state after a shutdown due to an unexpected interrupt of
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AC power.
Delay Prior to Thermal (None)
This sets the delay time before the CPU enters auto thermal mode.
PM Wake Up Events
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PM Wake Up Events
x
x
x
IRQ [3-7, 9-15], NMI
IRQ 8 Break suspend
Ring/WOL/WOM PowerUp Contl
PCIPME Power Up Control
Power Up by Alarm
Month Alarm
Date (of Month)
Time (hh:mm:ss)
[Enabled ]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
NA
0
0 0 0
Item Help
Menu Level
** Reload Global Timer Events **
↑ ↓ → ← : Move Enter : Select
F5:Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD:Value: F10: Save ESC: Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
This item opens a submenu that enables you to set events that will resume
the system from a power saving mode.
IRQ [3-7, 9-15], NMI (Enabled)
This option determines whether any activity for IRQ 3-7/9-15 will cause the
system to wake from a power saving mode.
IRQ 8 Break Suspend (Disabled)
Determines whether the system will monitor IRQ 8 activity and wake the system from a power saving mode when IRQ 8 is activated.
Ring/WOL/WOM PowerUp Contl (Disabled)
Use this item to enable LAN or modem activity to wakeup the system from a
power saving mode.
PCIPME Power Up Control (Enabled)
Use this item to enable PCI activity to wakeup the system from a power saving mode.
Power Up by Alarm (Disabled)
When set to Enabled, the following three fields become available: Month
Alarm, Day of Month Alarm, and Time Alarm Upon arrival of the alarm time, it
will instruct the system to wake up.
When set to 0 (zero) for the day of the month, the alarm will power on your
system every day at the specified time.
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** Reload Global Timer Events **
Global Timer (power management) events are I/O events whose occurrence
can prevent the system from entering a power saving mode or can awaken
the system from such a mode. In effect, the system remains alert for anything
that occurs to a device that is configured as Enabled, even when the system
is in a power-down mode.
Primary/Secondary IDE 1/0 (Disabl ed)
When these items are enabled, the system will restart the power-saving tim eout counters when any activity is detected on any of the drives or devices on
the primary or secondary IDE channels.
FDD, COM, LPT Port (Disabled)
When this item is enabled, the system will restart the power-saving timeout
counters when any activity is detected on the floppy disk drive, serial ports, or
the parallel port.
PCI PIRQ[A-D]# (Disabled)
When disabled, any PCI device set as the Master will not power on the system.
PWRON After PWR-Fail (Off)
This item enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its last
operating status after power returns from a power failure.
Press <Esc> to return to the Power Management screen.
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PNP/PCI Configurations
These options configure how PnP (Plug and Play) and PCI expansion cards operate in your system. Both the ISA and PCI buses on the Mainboard use system
IRQs (Interrupt ReQuests) and DMAs (Direct Memory Access). You must set up
the IRQ and DMA assignments correctly through the PnP/PCI Configurations
Setup utility for the mainboard to work properly. Selecting PnP/PCI Configurations
on the main program screen displays this menu:
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PnP/PCI Configurations
Reset Configuration Data
Resources Controlled by
x IRQ Resources
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
INT Pin 1 Assignment
INT Pin 2 Assignment
INT Pin 3 Assignment
INT Pin 4 Assignment
INT Pin 5 Assignment
INT Pin 6 Assignment
INT Pin 7 Assignment
INT Pin 8 Assignment
↑ ↓ → ← : Move Enter : Select
F5:Previous Values
[Disabled ]
[Auto(ESCD)]
Press Enter
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Item Help
Menu Level
Default is Disabled.
Select Enabled to reset
Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD)
when you exit Setup if you
have installed a new addon and the system reconfiguration has caused
such a serious conflict
that the OS cannot boot
+/-/PU/PD:Value: F10: Save ESC: Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Reset Configuration Data (Disabled)
If you enable this item and restart the system, any Plug and Play configuration
data stored in the BIOS Setup is cleared from memory.
Resources Controlled By (Auto(ESCD))
You should leave this item at the default Auto(ESCD). Under this setting, the
system dynamically allocates resources to Plug and Play devices as they are
required.
If you cannot get a legacy ISA (Industry Standard Architecture) expansion card
to work properly, you might be able to solve the problem by changing this item
to Manual, and then opening up the IRQ Resources submenu.
In the IRQ Resources submenu, if you assign an IRQ to Legacy ISA, then that
Interrupt Request Line is reserved for a legacy ISA expansion card. Press
<Esc> to close the IRQ Resources submenu.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop (Disabled)
This item is designed to overcome problems that can be caused by some nonstandard VGA cards. This board includes a built-in VGA system that does not
require palette snooping so you must l eave this item disabled.
INT Pin 1-8 Assignment (Auto)
Identifies the interrupt request (IRQ) line assigned to a device connected to
the PCI interface of your system.
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PC Health Status
On mainboards that support hardware monitoring, this item lets you monitor
the parameters for critical voltages, critical temperatures, and fan speeds.
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PC Health Status
Shutdown Temperature
CPU Core Voltage
1.8V
3.3V
5.0V
+12V
StandBy 3.3V
StandBy 5.0V
Voltage Battery
CPU Temperature
System Temperature
CPUFAN Speed
CASFAN1 Speed
BAKFAN1 Speed
↑ ↓ → ← : Move Enter : Select
F5:Previous Values
[Disabled ]
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD:Value: F10: Save ESC: Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Shutdown Temperature
Enables you to set the maximum temperature the system can reach before
powering down.
System Component Characteristics
These fields provide you with information about the systems current operating
status. Yo u cannot make changes to these fields.
Frequency/Voltage Control
This item enables you to set the clock speed and system bus for your system.
The clock speed and system bus are determined by the kind of processor you
have installed in your system.
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Frequency/Voltage Control
CPU Clock Ratio
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk
Spread Spectrum
CPU Host/SDRAM/PCI Clock
↑ ↓ → ← : Move Enter : Select
F5:Previous Values
[0 X]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Default]
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD:Value: F10: Save ESC: Exit F1:General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
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CPU Clock Ratio (0 X)
Use the CPU Host/SDRAM/PCI Clock to set the frontside bus frequency for
the installed processor (usually 133 MHz, 100 MHz or 66 MHz). Then use
CPU Clock Ratio Jumpless to set a multiple. The multiple times the frontside
bus must equal the core speed of the installed processor e.g., 3.5 (multiple) x
100 MHz (frontside bus) = 350 MHz (installed processor clock speed).
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk (Enabled)
When this item is enabled, BIOS will disable the clock signal of free DIMM and
PCI slots.
Spread Spectrum (Enabled)
If you enable spread spectrum, it can significantly reduce the EMI (ElectroMagnetic Interference) generated by the system.
CPU Host/SDRAM/PCI Clock (Default)
Use the CPU Host Clock to set the frontside bus frequency for the installed
processor (usually 133 MHz, 100 MHz or 66 MHz).
Load Fail-Safe Defaults Option
This option opens a dialog box that lets you install fail-safe defaults for all appropriate items in the Setup Utility:
Press <Y> and then <Enter> to install the defaults. Press <N> and then <Enter> to not install the defaults. The fail-safe defaults place no great demands
on the system and are generally stable. If your system is not functioning correctly, try installing the fail-safe defaults as a first step in getting your system
working properly again. If you only want to install fail-safe defaults for a specific option, select and display that option, and then press <F6>.
Load Optimized Defaults Option
This option opens a dialog box that lets you install optimized defaults for all
appropriate items in the Setup Utility. Press <Y> and then <Enter> to install
the defaults. Press <N> and then <Enter> to not install the defaults. The optimized defaults place demands on the system that may be greater than the
performance level of the components, such as the CPU and the memory. You
can cause fatal errors or instability if you install the optimized defaults when
your hardware does not support them. If you only want to install setup defaults
for a specific option, select and display that option, and then press <F7>.
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Set Supervisor/User Password
When this function is selected, the following message appears at the center of
the screen to assist you in creating a password.
ENTER PASSWORD
Type the password, up to eight characters, and press <Enter>. The password
typed now will clear any previously entered password from CMOS memory.
You will be asked to confirm the password. Type the password again and
press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection.
To disable password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter
password. A message will confirm the password being disabled. Once the
password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter BIOS Setup
freely.
PASSWORD DISABLED
If you have selected “System” in “Security Option” of “BIOS Features Setup”
menu, you will be prompted for the password every time the system reboots
or any time you try to enter BIOS Setup.
If you have selected “Setup” at “Security Option” from “BIOS Features Setup”
menu, you will be prompted for the password only when you enter BIOS
Setup.
Supervisor Password has higher priority than User Password. You can use
Supervisor Password when booting the system or entering BIOS Setup to
modify all settings. Also you can use User Password when booting the system
or entering BIOS Setup but can not modify any setting if Supervisor Password
is enabled.
Save & Exit Setup Option
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have
made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Save and Exit
dialog box appears, press <Y> to save and exit, or press <N> to return to the
main menu:
Exit Without Saving
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to discard any changes that you have
made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Exit Without Saving dialog box appears, press <Y> to discard changes and exit, or press <N>
to return to the main menu.
Note: If you have made settings that you do not want to save, use the "Exit
Without Saving" item and press <Y> to discard any changes you have
made.
This concludes Chapter 3. Refer to the next chapter for information on the
software supplied with the mainboard.
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Chapt er 4
Using the Mainboard Software
About the Softwar e CD-ROM
The support software CD-ROM that is included in the mainboard package
contains all the drivers and utility programs needed to properly run the bundled products. Below you can find a brief description of each software
program, and the location for your mainboard version. More information on
some programs is available in a README file, located in the same directory
as the software.
Note: Never try to install software from a folder that is not specified for use with
your mainboard.
Before installing any software, always inspect the folder for files named README.TXT, INSTALL.TXT, or something similar. These files may contain
important information that is not included in th is manual.
Auto-installing under Windows 98/M E/2000/XP
The Auto-install CD-ROM makes it easy for you to install the drivers and software for your mainboard.
Note: If the Auto-install CD-ROM does not work on your system, you can still install drivers through the file manager for your OS (for example, Windows
Explorer). Refer to Utility Folder Installation Notes later in this chapter.
The support software CD-ROM disc loads automatically under Windows
98/ME/2000/XP. When you insert the CD-ROM disc in the CD-ROM drive, the
autorun feature will automatically bring up the install screen. The screen has
three buttons on it, Setup, Browse CD and Exit.
Note: If the opening screen doesn't appear, double-click the file "setup.exe" in
the root directory.
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Setup Tab
Setup
Click the Setup button to run the software installation program.
Select from the menu which software you want to install.
Browse
CD
The Browse CD button is the standard Windows command that
allows you to open Windows Explorer and show the contents of
the support CD.
Before installing the software from Windows Explorer, look for a
file named README.TXT, INSTALL.TXT or something similar.
This file may contain important information to help you install the
software correctly.
Some software is installed in separate folders for different operating systems, such as DOS, WIN NT, or WIN98/95. Always go
to the correct folder for the kind of OS you are using.
To install the software, execute a file named SETUP.EXE or
INSTALL.EXE by double-clicking the file and then following the
instructions on the screen.
Exit
The Exit button closes the Auto Setup window.
Application Tab
Lists the software utilities that are available on the CD.
Read Me Tab
Displays the path for all software and drivers available on the CD.
Running Setup
Follow these instructions to install device drivers and software for the mainboard:
1.
Click Setup. The installation program begins:
Mainboard ID
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Note: The following screens are examples only. The screens and driver lists will
be different according to the mainboard you are installing.
The mainboard identification is located in the upper left-hand corner.
2.
Click Next. The following screen appears:
3.
Check the box next to the items you want to install. The default options
are recommended.
Click Next run the Installation Wizard. An item installation screen appears:
4.
5.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install the items.
Drivers and software are automatically installed in sequence. Follow the onscreen instructions, confirm commands and allow the computer to restart a
few times to complete the installation.
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M anual Installation
Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive and locate the PATH.DOC file in the root
directory. This file contains the information needed to locate the drivers for
your mainboard.
Look for the chipset and mainboard model; then browse to the directory and
path to begin installing the drivers. Most drivers have a setup program
(SETUP.EXE) that automatically detects your operating system before installation. Other drivers have the setup program located in the operating system
subfolder.
If the driver you want to install does not have a setup program, browse to the
operating system subfolder and locate the readme text file (README.TXT or
README.DOC) for information on installing the driver or software for your
operating system.
Utility Softwar e Refer ence
All the utility software available from this page is Windows compliant. They are
provided only for the convenience of the customer. The following software is
furnished under license and may only be used or copied in accordance with
the terms of the license.
Note: These software(s) are subject to change at anytime without prior notice.
Please refer to the support CD for available software.
AWARD Flash Memory Utility
This utility lets you erase the system BIOS stored on a Flash Memory chip on
the mainboard, and lets you copy an updated version of the BIOS to the chip.
Proceed with caution when using this program. If you erase the current BIOS
and fail to write a new BIOS, or write a new BIOS that is incorrect, your system will malfunction. Refer to Chapter 3, Using BIOS for more information.
WinFlash Utility
The Award WinFlash utility is a Windows version of the DOS Award BIOS
flash writer utility. The utility enables you to flash the system BIOS stored on a
Flash Memory chip on the mainboard while in a Windows environment. This
utility is currently available for WINXP\ME\2000\98SE. To install the WinFlash
utility, run WINFLASH.EXE from the following directory:
\UTILITY\WINFLASH 1.51
PC-CILLIN 2002
The PC-CILLIN 2002 software program provides anti-virus protection for your
system. This program is available for Windows 2000/ME/98SE/XP and Windows NT. Be sure to check the readme.txt and install the appropriate anti-virus
software for your operating system.
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We strongly recommend users to install this free anti-virus software to help
protect your system against viruses.
MediaRing Talk – Telephony Software
To install the MediaRing Talk voice modem software for the built-in modem, go
to the directory \UTILITY\MEDIARING TALK, then run MRTALKSETUP72.EXE to install the application software.
Super Voice – Fax/Modem Software
To install the Super Voice voice, fax, data communication application for use
with the built-in fax/modem, go the directory \UTILITY\SUPER_VOICE, then
run PICSHELL.EXE to install the application software.
CD Ghost
The CD Ghost software enables you to create a virtual cabinet of CD-ROM
drives on your system to help you categorize and organize your CD collection.
A user-friendly interface assists you in quickly creating images of both CDs
and DVDs onto your system. To install the software, run SETUP.EXE from the
following directory:
\UTILITY\CDGHOST\ENG\CDGHOST
Recovery Genius
The Recovery Genius software program is an innovative windows application
system that protects your Hard Disk Drive from virus intrusion, accidental deletions and from system corruption. To install the Recovery Genius software
program run SETUP.EXE from the following directory:
\UTILITY\RECOVERY GENIUS\ENG\RECOVERYGENIUS
Language Genius
The Language Genius is a software –based product that helps you to learn
new languages. To install the Language Genius software program run
SETUP.EXE from the following directory:
\UTILITY\LANGUAGE GENIUS\ENG\LANGUAGEGENIUS
PageABC
The PageABC application software enables you to create your very own home
page. To install the PageABC, go to the directory \UTILITYPageABC, and then
run SETUP.EXE to install the application software.
This concludes Chapter 4.
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