Manual - BIOSTAR
A690E-IS Setup Manual
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction ........................................ 3
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
Before You Start ................................................................................ 3
Package Checklist ............................................................................. 3
Mainboard Specifications ................................................................. 4
Rear Panel.......................................................................................... 5
Mainboard Layout ............................................................................ 6
Chapter 2: Installation .......................................... 7
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
CPU...................................................................................................... 7
Fan Headers....................................................................................... 8
System Memory.................................................................................. 9
Power Supply ................................................................................... 10
Onboard Slot/Connector/Header/Jumper .................................... 11
Chapter 3: BIOS Setup ........................................ 22
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
Entering Setup ................................................................................. 22
Using Setup....................................................................................... 22
Main Menu........................................................................................ 23
Standard CMOS Features ............................................................... 26
Advanced BIOS Features................................................................ 28
Advanced Chipset Features........................................................... 33
Integrated Peripherals ................................................................... 39
Power Management Setup............................................................. 46
PnP/PCI Configurations ................................................................. 48
PC Health Status.............................................................................. 50
Chapter 4: RAID Functions .................................. 53
4.1
4.2
4.3
Operating System............................................................................ 53
Raid Arrays ...................................................................................... 53
How RAID Works............................................................................. 53
Chapter 5: Useful Help ........................................ 56
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
Driver Installation Note.................................................................. 56
Phoenix-Award BIOS Beep Code .................................................. 57
Extra Information............................................................................ 57
Troubleshooting............................................................................... 58
A690E-IS
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
1.1
BEFORE YOU START
Thank you for choosing our product. Before you start installing the
mainboard, please make sure you follow the instructions below:
„ Prepare a dry and stable working environment with
sufficient lighting.
„ Always disconnect the system from power outlet
before operation.
„ Before you take the mainboard out from anti-static
bag, ground yourself properly by touching any safely
grounded appliance, or use grounded wrist strap to
remove the static charge.
„ Avoid touching the components on mainboard or the
rear side of the board unless necessary. Hold the board
on the edge, do not try to bend or flex the board.
„ Do not leave any unfastened small parts inside the
case after installation. Loose parts will cause short
circuits which may damage the equipment.
„ Keep the system from dangerous area, such as heat
source, humid air, and water.
1.2
PACKAGE CHECKLIST
Mini-ITX Mainboard x 1
Fully Setup Driver CD x 1
I/O Bracket x 1
IDE Cable x 1 (Optional)
SATA Cable x 1 (Optional)
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1.3
MAINBOARD SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications
Socket S1 (638-pin)
CPU
AMD Turion 64 / Athlon 64 / Sempron
mobile processors
Chipset
Graphic
computing
Supports Hyper Transport and Cool=n=Quiet
(35W is recommended)
FSB
AMD 64 Architecture enables 32 and 64 bit
Supports up to 1 GHz Bandwidth
Support HyperTransport
Northbridge: ATI M690E
Southbridge: ATI SB600
Max Shared Video Memory is 512 MB
ATI Radeon X1270 graphics engine
Supports HDMI / LVDS
128pin type
ITE IT8718F
Super I/O Provides the most commonly used legacy
Super I/O functionality.
Environment Control initiat ives,
H/W Monitor
Fan Speed Controller
SO-DIMM (200pin) Slot x 2
Main
Memory
Supports DDR2 533 / 667
Side-port memory interface
Each DIMM supports 256MB/512MB/1GB/
Registered DIMM or ECC DIMM is not
2GB DDR2
supported
Max Memory Capicity 4GB
Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 Bus Master Mode
IDE
AMD SB600
Supports PIO Mode 0~4
Supports 2 IDE devices
SATA Version 2.0 specification compliant
SATA
AMD SB600
Data transfer rates up to 3.0 Gbit/s
Supports RAID 0 / 1 / 0+1
LAN
Sound
Codec
4
10 / 100 / 1000 Mb/s auto negotiation
Realtek RTL 8111C x 2
Half / Full duplex capability
5.1 channels audio out
Realtek ALC662
High-Definition Audio support
Slots
PCI slot
x1
On Board
IDE Connector
x1
Connector
SATA2 Connector
x4
& Header
Front Panel Header
x1
Front Audio Header
x1
S/PDIF Out Header
x1
CPU Fan Header
x1
System Fan Header
x1
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Specifications
Clear CMOS Header
x1
Hardware Power Loss Recovery Switch
x1
Back Panel
I/O
Parallel Header
x1
Serial Header
x2
RS-232/422/485 Header
x2
CIR pin header
x1
USB 2.0 Header
x1
LVDS Connector
x1
LCD Power Select Header
x1
LCD ON/OFF Header
x1
LCD Backlight Inverter
x1
Backlight Power Select Header
x1
Backlight Brightness Adjust Header
x1
Power Connector for DOM Card
x1
Power Connector (20pin)
x1
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
x1
Serial Port
x2
VGA Port
x1
HDMI Port
x1
LAN port
x2
USB Port
x6
Audio Jack
x3
Board Size 170 mm (W) x 170 mm (L)
Mini-ITX
OS
Biostar Reserves the right to add or remove
Support
1.4
Windows XP / VISTA and Linux (Optional)
support for any OS with or without notice.
REAR PANEL
PS/2
Key b oa rd
L AN
L AN
CO M Port
VG A
Line In/
Surr ound
Line Out
HDMI
USB 2.0 x 2 USB 2.0 x 2 USB 2.0 x 2
Mi c In 1/
Bass/ Center
CO M Port
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1.5
MAINBOARD LAYOUT
DIM1
JUSBKB1
PW 1
DIM2
JUSBL AN2
JUSBLAN1
COM3
JC O M 1
IDE1
COM4
JDOM1
LVDS1
B A T1
JCFAN1
JSEL 2
JP 2
JP 1
J S EL 1
JV G 1
JH D M I 1
JPRNT1
ATI
M690E
ATI
SB600
J1
J2 J3
PCI1
Note: ■ represents the 1st pin.
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CIR
SATA4
JSYS_FAN
BIOS
JAUDIOF1
SATA2
SATA3
JAUDIO1A
JS PDIF_OUT1
SATA 1
JPA NEL 1
CUS B3
JCMOS1
JAT1
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CHAPTER 2: INSTALLATION
2.1
CPU
The mainboard comes with the Socket S1 (638-pin) for AMD Turion 64 /
Athlon 64 / Sempron mobile processors. Please follow the instruction to
install the CPU properly.
1.
Use a flat-type screw driver to clockwise unlock the socket.
2.
Follow the pin direction to install the CPU on the socket.
CPU
Sam e Direction
3.
Use a flat-type screw driver to counter-clockwise lock the socket
back again.
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2.2
FAN HEADERS
These fan headers support cooling-fans built in the system. The fan
cable and connector may be different according to the fan manufacturer.
Connect the fan cable to the connector while matching the black wire to
GND.
CPU Fan Header
4
1
Pin
1
2
3
4
Assignment
Ground
+12V
FAN RPM rate
sense
Smart Fan
Control
System Fan Header
Pin
1
2
3
1
Assignment
Ground
+12V
FAN RPM rate
sense
3
Note:
The CPU Fan Header and System Fan Header support 4-pin and 3-pin head connector.
When connecting with wires onto connectors, please note that the red wire is the positive
and should be connected to pin#2, and the black wire is Ground and should be
connected to GND.
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2.3
SYSTEM MEMORY
Memory Modules (200pin SO-DIMM)
DI M1
D IM2
2
Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the
break on the Slot.
3
Insert the DIMM firmly into the slot until the retaining chip snap back in
place and the DIMM is properly seated.
Memory Capacity
DIMM Socket Location
DDR2 Module
DIM1
256MB/512MB/1GB/2GB
DIM2
256MB/512MB/1GB/2GB
Total Memory Size
Max is 4GB.
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2.4
POWER SUPPLY
ATX Power Source Connector (20-pin)
This connector allows user to connect 20-pin power connector on the power
supply.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
10
Assignment
+3.3V
+3.3V
GND
+5V
GND
+5V
GND
Power Good
+5V Standby
+12V
Pin
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
10
20
1
11
Assignment
+3.3V
-12V
GND
Power Supply On
GND
GND
GND
NC
+5V
+5V
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2.5
ONBOARD SLOT/CONNECTOR/HEADER/JUMPER
Peripheral Component Interconnect Slot
This mainboard is equipped with 1 standard PCI slot. PCI stands for Peripheral
Component Interconnect, and it is a bus standard for expansion cards. This PCI
slot is designated as 32 bits.
PCI1
ATA Device Connector
The mainboard has an integrated IDE Controller that provides PIO Mode 0~4,
Bus Master, and Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 functionality. It has one IDE
connector which can connect a master and a slave drive, so you can connect up
to two ATA devices.
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39
2
1
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Front Panel Header
This 10-pin header includes Power-on, Reset, HDD LED, and Power LED
connection. It allows user to connect the system case’s front panel switch
functions.
Pin
Assignment
Function
1
Key
N/A
3
HD LED+
5
HD LED-
7
Reset GND
9
Reset
Pin
Assignment
2
Power LED+
4
Power LED+
6
Power LED-
8
Power
10
Power GND
HDD LED
Reset Button
2
10
1
9
Function
Power LED
Power Button
Serial port Connector
The motherboard has a Serial Port Connector for connecting RS-232 Port.
Pin
10
9 10
9
2
1 2
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
12
Assignment
Carrier detect
Received data
Transmitted
Data terminal
Signal ground
Data set ready
Request to
send
Clear to send
Ring indicator
NC
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Serial ATA Connectors
These next generation connectors support the thin Serial ATA cable for primary
internal storage devices. The current Serial ATA interface allows up to 3.0
Gbit/s data transfer rate.
Pin
1
4
1
4
1
4
1
4
7
7
7
7
Assignment
1
GND
2
TX+
3
TX-
4
GND
5
RX-
6
RX+
7
GND
USB 2.0 Headers
The mainboard provides 1 front USB pin headers, allowing up to 2 additional
USB 2.0 ports up to maximum throughput of 480 Mbps. Connect the USB
cable into the pin header for using high-speed USB interface peripherals.
Pin
Assignment
Pin
Assignment
10
NC
9
Key
8
Ground
7
Ground
6
USB1+
5
USB0+
4
USB1-
3
USB0-
2
+5V (fused)
1
+5V (fused)
10
2
1
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Fast IrDA Infrared Module Header
This header is for connection to an IrDA module.
configured to activate the IR function.
The BIOS settings must be
Pin
5
Assignment
1
+5V
2
CIRRX
3
IRRX
4
GND
5
IRT X
1
Front Panel Audio Header
This is an interface for the front panel audio cable that allows convenient
connection and control of audio devices. This header allows only HD audio
front panel connector; AC’97 connector is not acceptable.
Pin
14
2
10
1
9
Assignment
1
Mic Left in
2
Ground
3
Mic Right in
4
Present Sense
5
Right line out
6
Jack Sense
7
Front Sense
8
Key
9
Left line out
10
Jack Sense
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LCD Backlight Inverter
This connector is for connecting to LCD for providing backlight control function.
Pin
Assignment
1
5V/12V DC
2
5V/12V DC
3
NC
4
NC
5
Backlight On
6
Brightness Adjust
7
GND
8
GND
RS-232/422/485 Headers
The headers determine that JCOM1 belongs to RS-232, 422, or 485.
JSEL2
1-2
RS-232
3-4
RS-422
5-6
RS-485
JSEL1
JSEL2
RS-232
JSEL1
RS-422
RS-485
1-3
3-5
3-5
2-4
4-6
4-6
7-9
9-11
9-11
8-10
10-12
10-12
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LVDS Connector
This connector is for devices requiring display interface such as LVDS.
This connector supports only 18-bit single-/dual-channel panels up to UXGA
(1600 x 1200), 25 MHz to 112 MHz; at 24bpp (24-bit TFT panel type supported.)
„ Supports panel resolution from VGA through UXGA (1600 x 1200).
„ Supports one Dual-Channel and two Single-Channel LVDS panel(s).
Pin
16
Assignment
39
40
1
2
Pin
Assignment
1
LVDS2_TX0- (Differential signal)
2
PVDD (+3.3V or +5V)
3
LVDS2_TX0+ (Differential signal)
4
PVDD (+3.3V or +5V)
5
GND
6
GND
7
LVDS2_TX1- (Differential signal)
8
GND
LVDS1_TX0- (Differential signal)
9
LVDS2_TX1+ (Differential signal)
10
11
GND
12
LVDS1_TX0+ (Differential signal)
13
LVDS2_TX2- (Differential signal)
14
GND
15
LVDS2_TX2+ (Differential signal)
16
LVDS1_TX1- ( (Differential signal)
17
GND
18
LVDS1_TX1+ (Differential signal)
19
LVDS2_CLK- (Differential signal)
20
GND
21
LVDS2_CLK+ (Differential signal)
22
LVDS1_TX2- (Differential signal)
23
GND
24
LVDS1_TX2+(Differential signal)
25
LVDS2_TX3- (Differential signal)
26
GND
27
LVDS2_TX3+ (Differential signal)
28
LVDS1_CLK- (Differential signal)
29
+5V
30
LVDS1_CLK+(Differential signal)
31
I2C_CLK
32
GND
33
+3.3V
34
LVDS1_TX3- (Differential signal)
35
NC
36
LVDS1_TX3+ (Differential signal)
37
PVDD (+3.3V or +5V)
38
NC
39
PVDD (+3.3V or +5V)
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Digital Audio-out Connector
This connector allows user to connect the PCI bracket SPDIF output header.
Pin
Assignment
1
+5V
2
SPIDF_OUT
3
GND
1
3
DOM Card Power Connector
This connector provides power connection of a DOM card.
Pin
1
Assignment
1
+5V
2
GND
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Clear CMOS Header *
By placing the jumper on pin2-3, it allows user to restore the BIOS safe setting
and the CMOS data, please carefully follow the procedures to avoid damaging
the mainboard.
1
3
Pin 1-2 Close: (default)
Normal Operation.
1
3
Pin 2-3 Close:
Clear CMOS data.
1
3
※ Clear CMOS Procedures:
1. Remove AC power line.
2. Set the jumper to “Pin 2-3 close”.
3. Wait for five seconds.
4. Set the jumper to “Pin 1-2 close”.
5. Power on the AC.
6. Reset your desired password or clear the CMOS data.
LCD Power Select Header *
This header allows you to select the LCD Power.
1
3
Pin 1-2 Close:
PVDD=5V
1
1
3
18
3
Pin 2-3 Close:
PVDD=3.3V
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LCD Power ON/OFF Header *
This header allows you to control the LCD Power ON/OFF.
1
Header Close:
LCD Power ON
1
1
Header Open:
LCD Power OFF
LCD Backlight Power Select Header *
This header is for selecting LCD backlight power.
1
3
Pin 1-2 Close:
Backlight Power=5V
1
1
3
3
Pin 2-3 Close:
Backlight Power=12V
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LCD Backlight Brightness Adjust Header *
This header is for adjusting LCD backlight brightness.
4
2
3
1
Short Pin 1-2:
Increase Brightness
4
2
3
1
4
2
3
1
Short Pin 3-4:
Decrease Brightness
Hardware Power Loss Recovery Switch*
When this switch is set “Enabled,” the system can reboot when power supply is
recoverd.
1
3
Pin 1-2 Close:
Disabled
1
3
Pin 2-3 Close:
Enabled
1
20
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Printer Port Connector
This header allows you to connect printer port on the PC.
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2
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Assignment
-Strobe
-ALF
Data 0
-Error
Data 1
-Init
Data 2
-Scltin
Data 3
Ground
Data 4
Ground
Data 5
Pin
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
1
Assignment
Ground
Data 6
Ground
Data 7
Ground
-ACK
Ground
Busy
Ground
PE
Ground
SCLT
Key
*How to Setup Jumpers
The illustration shows how to set up jumpers. When the jumper cap is placed on
pins, the jumper is “close”, if not, that means the jumper is “open”.
Pin opened
Pin closed
Pin1-2 closed
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CHAPTER 3: BIOS SETUP
3.1
ENTERING SETUP
Power on the system and press <Delete> during the beginning of the boot
sequence to enter the BIOS setup menu. If you missed the BIOS setup entry
point, you may restart the system and try again.
3.2
USING SETUP
Use the arrow keys to highlight items in most of the place, press <Enter> to
select, use the <PgUp> and <PgDn> keys to change entries, press <F1> for
help and press <Esc> to quit. The following table provides more detail about
how to navigate in the Setup program by using the keyboard.
Keystroke
Function
Up arrow
Move to previous item
Down arrow
Move to next item
Left arrow
Move to the item on the left (menu bar)
Right arrow
Move to the item on the right (menu bar)
Move Enter
Move to the item you desired
PgUp key
Increase the numeric value or make changes
PgDn key
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
+ Key
Increase the numeric value or make changes
- Key
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
Esc key
Main Menu – Quit and not save changes into CMOS
Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu – Exit
Current page and return to Main Menu
F1 key
General help on Setup navigation keys
F5 key
Load previous values from CMOS
F7 key
Load the optimized defaults
F10 key
Save all the CMOS changes and exit
!! WARNING !!
For better system performance, the BIOS firmware is being
continuously updated. The BIOS information described in this
manual is for your reference only. The actual BIOS information
and settings on board may be slightly different from this manual.
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3.3
MAIN MENU
Once you enter Phoenix-Award BIOS™ CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu
will appear on the screen. The Main Menu allows you to select from several
setup functions. Use the arrow keys to select among the items and press
<Enter> to accept and enter the sub-menu.
Standard CMOS Features
This submenu contains industry standard configurable options.
Advanced BIOS Features
This submenu allows you to configure advanced features of the BIOS.
Advanced Chipset Features
This submenu allows you to configure special chipset features.
Integrated Peripherals
This submenu allows you to configure certain IDE hard drive options and
Programmed Input/ Output features.
Power Management Setup
This submenu allows you to configure the power management features.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
This submenu allows you to configure certain “Plug and Play” and PCI options.
PC Health Status
This submenu allows you to monitor the hardware of your system.
Load Optimized Defaults
This selection allows you to reload the BIOS when problem occurs during
system booting sequence. These configurations are factory settings optimized
for this system. A confirmation message will be displayed before defaults are
set.
Set Supervisor Password
Setting the supervisor password will prohibit everyone except the supervisor
from making changes using the CMOS Setup Utility. You will be prompted with
to enter a password.
Set User Password
If the Supervisor Password is not set, then the User Password will function in the
same way as the Supervisor Password. If the Supervisor Password is set and
the User Password is set, the “User” will only be able to view configurations but
will not be able to change them.
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Save & Exit Setup
Save all configuration changes to CMOS (memory) and exit setup. Confirmation
message will be displayed before proceeding.
Exit Without Saving
Abandon all changes made during the current session and exit setup.
Confirmation message will be displayed before proceeding.
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3.4
STANDARD CMOS FEATURES
Selections
This table shows the items and the available options on the menu of Standard
CMOS Features.
Item
Options
Description
Set the system date. Note
Date
mm : dd : yy
that the ‘Day’ automatically
changes when you set the
date.
Time
IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE Channel 0 Slave
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hh : mm : ss
Options are in its sub
menu.
Options are in its sub
menu.
Set the system internal
clock.
Press <Enter> to enter the
sub menu of detailed
options
Press <Enter> to enter the
sub menu of detailed
options.
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Item
SATA 1 Device
SATA 2 Device
SATA 3 Device
SATA 4 Device
Options
Options are in its sub
menu.
Options are in its sub
menu.
Options are in its sub
menu.
Options are in its sub
menu.
All Errors
Halt On
No Errors
All, but Keyboard
Description
Press <Enter> to enter the
sub menu of detailed
options.
Press <Enter> to enter the
sub menu of detailed
options.
Press <Enter> to enter the
sub menu of detailed
options.
Press <Enter> to enter the
sub menu of detailed
options.
Select the situation in
which you want the BIOS
to stop the POST process
and notify you.
Displays the amount of
Base Memory
N/A
conventional memory
detected during boot up.
Displays the amount of
Extended Memory
N/A
extended memory detected
during boot up.
Total Memory
N/A
Displays the total memory
available in the system.
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3.5
ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES
CPU Features
NPT Fid Control
This function allows you to adjust the frequency ratio of CPU.
The Choices: AUTO (Default) / x4: 800Mhz ~ x8.5: 1700Mhz
(differed from CPU)
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NPT Vid Control
This function allows you to adjust the CPU voltage.
The Choices: AUTO (Default) / 0.5375v ~ 1.1250v
Virtualization
The item allows you control the Virtualization function.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
K8 Cool’n’Quiet control
The item allows you select K8 Cool’n’Quiet control.
The Choices: AUTO (Default) / Disabled
Hard Disk Boot Priority
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.
The Choices: Pri. Master / Pri.Slave / USBHDD0 / USBHDD1 /
USBHDD2 / Bootable Add-in Cards
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Virus Warning
This option allows you to choose the VIRUS Warning feature that is
used to protect the IDE Hard Disk boot sector. If this function is enabled
and an attempt is made to write to the boot sector, BIOS will display a
warning message on the screen and sound an alarm beep.
The Choices: Enabled / Disabled (Default)
CPU Internal Cache
Depending on the CPU/chipset in use, you may be able to increase
memory access time with this option.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
External Cache
Depending on the CPU/chipset in use, you may be able to increase
memory access time with this option.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Quick Power On Self Test
Enabling this option will cause an abridged version of the Power On
Self-Test (POST) to execute after you power up the computer.
The Choices:
Disabled
Normal POST.
Enabled (Default) Enable quick POST.
First / Second / Third Boot Device
The BIOS will attempt to load the operating system in this order.
The Choices: LS120 / Hard Disk / CDROM / ZIP100 /
USB-FDD / USB-ZIP / USB-CDROM / LAN / Disabled
Boot Other Device
When enabled, BIOS will try to load the operating system from other
device when it failed to load from the three devices above.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Boot Up NumLock Status
Selects the NumLock State after the system switched on.
The Choices:
The Choices:
On (Default) Numpad is number keys.
Off
Numpad is arrow keys.
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Gate A20 Option
Select if chipset or keyboard controller should control Gate A20.
The Choices:
Fast (Default)
Lets chipset control Gate A20.
Normal
A pin in the keyboard controller
controls GateA20
Typematic Rate Setting
When a key is held down, the keystroke will repeat at a rate determined
by the keyboard controller. When enabled, the typematic rate and
typematic delay can be configured.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
Sets the rate at which a keystroke is repeated when you hold the key
down.
The Choices: 6 (Default) / 8 / 10 / 12 / 15 / 20 / 24 / 30
(This option can be set only when “Typematic Rate Setting” is enabled.)
Typematic Delay (Msec)
Sets the delay time after the key is held down before it begins to repeat
the keystroke.
The Choices: 250 (Default) / 500 / 750 / 1000
(This option can be set only when “Typematic Rate Setting” is enabled.)
Security Option
This option will enable only individuals with passwords to bring the
system online and/or to use the CMOS Setup Utility.
The Coices:
System
A password is required for the system to boot and is
also required to access the Setup Utility.
Setup (Default) A password is required to access the Setup Utility
only.
This will only apply if passwords are set from the Setup main menu.
APIC Mode
Selecting Enabled enables APIC device mode reporting from the BIOS
to the operating system.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
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MPS Version Control For OS
The BIOS supports version 1.1 and 1.4 of the Intel multiprocessor
specification.
Select version supported by the operation system running on this
computer.
The Choices: 1.4 (Default) / 1.1
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
A choice other than Non-OS2 is only used for OS2 systems with
memory exceeding 64MB.
The Choices: Non-OS2 (Default) / OS2
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
This item allows you to enable/disable HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
Small Logo(EPA) Show
This item allows you to select whether the “Small Logo” shows. Enabled
(default) “Small Logo” shows when system boots up. Disabled No “Small
Logo” shows when system boots
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Summary Screen Show
This item allows you to enable/disable the summary screen.
screen means system configuration and PCI device listing.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
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ADVANCED CHIPSET FEATURES
DRAM Configuration
Timing Mode
The Choices: Auto (Default) / MaxMemClk /
Memory Clock value or Limit
The Choices: DDR 400 (Default) / DDR 533 / DDR 667 /
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DQS Training Control
The Choices: Skip DQS (Default) / Perform DQS
CKE base power down mode
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
CKE based powerdown
The Choices: Per Channel (Default) / Per CS
Memclock tri-stating
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
Memory Hole Remapping
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Auto Optimize Bottom IO
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Bottom of [31:24] IO space
The Choices: Min=0000, Max=00FF, Key in a HEX number
Bottom of UMA DRAM [31:24]
The Choices: Min=0000, Max=00FC, Key in a HEX number
CAS Latency
The Choices: Auto (Default) / 2.0 / 3.0 / 4.0 / 5.0 / 6.0
DRAM Command Mode
The Choices: Auto (Default) / 1T / 2T
DDRII Timing Item
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
TwTr Command Delay
The Choices: 3 bus clocks (Default) / 1 bus clocks / 2 bus clocks
Trfc0/1/2/3 for DIMM0/1/2/3
The Choices: 75ns (Default) / 105ns / 127.5ns / 195ns / 327.5ns
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<Twr> Write Recovery Time
The Choices: 6 bus clocks (Default) / 3 bus clocks / 4 bus clocks / 5
bus clocks
<Trtp> Precharge Time
The Choices: 3 clocks (Default) / 2 clocks
<Trc> Row Cycle Time
The Choices: 26 bus clocks (Default) / 11-25 bus clocks
<Trcd> RAS to CAS R/W Delay
The Choices: 6 clocks (Default) / 3 clocks / 4 clocks / 5 clocks
<Trrd> RAS to RAS Delay
The Choices: 5 clocks (Default) / 2 clocks / 3 clocks / 4 clocks
<Trp> Row Precharge Time
The Choices: 6 clocks (Default) / 3 clocks / 4 clocks / 5 clocks
<Tras> Minimum RAS Active T
The Choices: 18 bus clocks (Default) / 5-17 bus clocks
HT Link Control
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HT Link Width
The Choices: Auto (Default) / 8 bit / 16 bit
HT Link Frequency
The Choices: Auto (Default) / 200MHz / 400MHz / 600MHz /
800MHz
HT Drive Strength
The Choices: Auto (Default) / Manual
HT Drive Strength (P)
The Choices: 5 (Default) / Min=0, Max=31, Key in a DEC number
HT Drive Strength (N)
The Choices: 4 (Default) / Min=0, Max=31, Key in a DEC number
HT Receiver Ctrl
The Choices: Auto (Default) / Manual
HT Receiver Ctrl Value
The Choices: 9 (Default) / Min=0, Max=31, Key in a DEC number
HT PLL Control
The Choices: High Speed (Default) / Auto / Low Speed
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PCIE Configuration
GFX Link Width
The Choices: x16 (default) / x1 / x2 / x4 / x8 / x16
GFX Overclocking
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
ASPM GFX
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / L0 / L1 / L0 & L1
ASPM GPP
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / L0 / L1 / L0 & L1
ASPM NB-SB
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / L0 / L1 / L0 & L1
GFX Power Limit, Watt
The Choices: 75 (Default) / Min=0, Max=255, Key in a DEC number
GPP Power Limit, Watt
The Choices: 25 (Default) / Min=0, Max=255, Key in a DEC number
TMDS Support
The Choices: On (Default) / Off / Auto
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IGX Configuration
Internal Graphics Mode
The Choices: UMA (default)
UMA Frame Buffer Size
The Choices: Auto (Default) / 32MB / 64MB / 128MB / 256MB /
512MB / 1024MB
Current UMA Size
The Choices: 256MB (Default)
IGX Engine Clock
The Choices: 400 (Default) / Min=200, Max=600, Key in a DEC
number
IGX Multi Function
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
Video Display Devices
The Choices: Auto (Default) / CRT Only / LCD Only / HDMI Only /
CRT + LCD / CRT + HDMI / HDMI + LCD
Panel Type ID
The Choices: 00 (Default) / Min=0000, Max=000F, Key in a HEX
number
TV Standard
The Choices: NTSC (Default) / PAL / PAL-M / PAL-60 / NTSC-JAP /
PAL-CN / PAL-N / SCART_RGB
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NB Azalia
This item allows you to control the NB azalia function.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Memory Hole
You can reserve this area of system memory for ISA adapter ROM.
When this area is reserved it cannot be cached. The user information of
peripherals that need to use this area of system memory usually2
discussed their memory requirements.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
System BIOS Cacheable
Selecting the “Enabled” option allows caching of the system BIOS ROM
at F0000h-FFFFFh, which is able to improve the system performance.
However, any programs that attempts to write to this memory block will
cause conflicts and result in system errors.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
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INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
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Onboard Device
OnChip USB Controller
This option should be enabled if your system has a USB installed on
the system board.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
USB EHCI Controller
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
OnChip USB KBC Controller
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
USB Mouse Support
This item allows you to enable or disable the USB Mouse Legacy
Support.
Enabled
Enable USB Mouse Support.
Disabled (Default)
Disable USB Mouse Support.
Onboard PCIE Lan 1 / 2
This option allows you to control the onboard Lan.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
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Onboard PCIE Lan 1 / 2 bootrom
Decide whether to invoke the boot ROM of the onboard LAN chip.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
South OnChip IDE Device
IDE DMA Transfer Access
This item allows you to enable or disable the IDE DMA transfer
access.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
On-chip IDE Channel 0
The motherboard chipset contains a PCI IDE interface with support for
two IDE channels. Select “Enabled” to activate the first and/or second
IDE interface. Select “Disabled” to deactivate an interface if you are
going to install a primary and/or secondary add-in IDE interface.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Primary Master/Slave PIO
The IDE PIO (Programmed Input / Output) fields let you set a PIO
mode (0-4) for each of the IDE devices that the onboard IDE interface
supports. Modes 0 to 4 will increase performance progressively. In
Auto mode, the system automatically determines the best mode for
each device.
The Choices: Auto (Default) / Mode0 / Mode1 / Mode2 / Mode3 /
Mode4
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Primary Master/Slave UDMA
Ultra DMA function can be implemented if it is supported by the IDE
hard drives in your system. As well, your operating environment
requires a DMA driver (Windows 95 or OSR2may need a third party
IDE bus master driver). If your hard drive and your system software
both support Ultra DMA, select Auto to enable BIOS support.
The Choices: Auto (Default) / Disabled
IDE HDD Block Mode
Block mode is also called block transfer, multiple commands, or
multiple sectors read / write. If your IDE hard drive supports block
mode (most new drives do), select Enabled for automatic detection of
the optimal number of block mode (most new drives do), select
Enabled for automatic detection of the optimal number of block read /
write per sector where the drive can support.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
South OnChip PCI Device
HD Azalia Audio
The Choices: Auto (Default) / Disabled
OnChip SATA Controller
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
OnChip SATA Type
The Choices: Native IDE (Default) / RAID / AHCI /Legacy IDE /
IDE→AHCI
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SB600 Spread Spectrum
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
SuperIO Device
Onboard Parallel Port
Selece an address for the parallel port.
The Choices: 378/IRQ7 (Default) / Disabled / 278/IRQ5 / 3BC/IRQ7
Parallel Port Mode
This option allows you to set parallel port mode.
The Choices: SPP (Default) / EPP / ECP / ECP+EPP
ECP Mode Use DMA
Select DMA if using ECP mode for parallel port.
The Choices: 3 (Default) / 1
PWRON After PWR-Fail
This setting specifies whether your system will reboot after a power
fail or interrupts occurs.
Off
Leaves the computer in the power off state.
On
Reboots the computer.
Former-Sts
Restores the system to the status before power
failure or interrupt occurs.
The Choices: Off (Default) / On / Former-Sts.
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CIR Port Address
This option allows you to set the CIR port address.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / 220 / 240
CIR Port IRQ
This option allows you to set the CIR port IRQ.
The Choices: 11 (Default) / 5
Watch Dog Mode Select
This option allows you to select the operation mode of Watch Dog.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Second / Minute
Watch Dog Timer Select
This option allows you to select the timer of Watch Dog.
The Choices: 1 (Default) / Min=0, Max=65535, Key in a DEC number
Onboard Serial Port 1
Select an address for the serial port.
The Choices: 3F8 (Default) / Disabled / 2F8/ 3E8 / 2E8
Serial Port 1 Use IRQ
Select a corresponding interrupt for Serial Port 1.
The Choices: IRQ7 (Default) / IRQ5 / IRQ10 / IRQ11
Onboard Serial Port 2
Select an address for the serial port.
The Choices: 2F8 (Default) / Disabled / 3F8/ 3E8 / 2E8
Serial Port 2 Use IRQ
Select a corresponding interrupt for Serial Port 2.
The Choices: IRQ5 (Default) / IRQ7 / IRQ10 / IRQ11
Onboard Serial Port 3
Select an address for the serial port.
The Choices: 3E8 (Default) / Disabled / 2E8
Serial Port 3 Use IRQ
Select a corresponding interrupt for Serial Port 3.
The Choices: IRQ10 (Default) / IRQ5 / IRQ7 / IRQ11
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Onboard Serial Port 4
Select an address for the serial port.
The Choices: 2E8 (Default) / Disabled / 3E8
Serial Port 4 Use IRQ
Select a corresponding interrupt for Serial Port 4.
The Choices: IRQ10 (Default) / IRQ5 / IRQ7 / IRQ11
Init Display First
This item allows you to decide to activate whether PCI Slot or on-chip
VGA first.
The Choices: PCI Slot (Default) / Onboard
Surroundview
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
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3.8
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
ACPI Function
This item displays the status of the Advanced Configuration and Power
Management (ACPI).
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
C2 Disable/Enable
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
HDD Power Down
When enabled, the hard-disk drives will power down after a set time of
system inactivity. All other devices remain active.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / 1 Min~15 Min
Video Off Option
This field determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor
power management.
The Choices: Suspend→Off (Default) / Always on
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Video Off Method
This option determines the manner when the monitor goes blank.
V/H SYNC+Blank (Default)
This selection will cause the system to turn off the vertical and horizontal
synchronization ports and write blanks to the video buffer.
Blank Screen
This option only writes blanks to the video buffer.
DPMS Support
Initial display power management signaling.
Modem Use IRQ
This determines the IRQ, which can be applied in MODEM use.
The Choices: 3 (Default) / 4 / 5 / 7 / 9 / 10 / 11 / NA
Soft-Off by PWRBTN
This item determines the behavior of system power button. Instant off
turn off the power immediately, and Delay 4 Sec. will require you to
press and hold the power button for 4 seconds to cut off the system
power.
The Choices: Delay 4 Sec / Instant-Off (Default)
PowerOn by PCI Card
When you select Enabled, a PME signal from PCI card returns the
system to Full ON state.
For this function to work, you may need a LAN add-on card which
supports the Wake on LAN function. Set the Wake on LAN (WOL)
jumper on motherboard to enable if applicable.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
ACPI XSDT Table
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
HPET Support
This option allows you to disabled or enables the High Precision Event
Timer.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
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RTC Alarm Resume
When “Enabled”, you can set the date and time at which the RTC
(real-time clock) alarm awakens the system from Suspend mode.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
Date (of Month)
You can choose which month the system will boot up. This field is only
configurable when “RTC Resume” is set to “Enabled”.
Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
You can choose the hour, minute and second the system will boot up.
This field is only configurable when “RTC Resume” is set to “Enabled”.
Note: If you have changed the setting, you must let the system boot up
until it goes to the operating system, before this function will work.
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Reset Configuration Data
The system BIOS supports the PnP feature which requires the system to
record which resources are assigned and protects resources from
conflict.
Every peripheral device has a node, which is called ESCD. This node
records which resources are assigned to it. The system needs to record
and update ESCD to the memory locations. These locations are
reserved in the system BIOS. If the Disabled (default) option is chosen,
the system‘s ESCD will update only when the new configuration varies
from the last one. If the Enabled option is chosen, the system is forced
to update ESCDs and then is automatically set to the “Disabled” mode.
The above settings will be shown on the screen only if “Manual” is
chosen for the resources controlled by function.
Legacy is the term, which signifies that a resource is assigned to the ISA
Bus and provides non-PnP ISA add-on cards. PCI / ISA PnP signify that
a resource is assigned to the PCI Bus or provides for ISA PnP add-on
cards and peripherals.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
Resources Controlled By
By Choosing “Auto(ESCD)” (default), the system BIOS will detect the
system resources and automatically assign the relative IRQ and DMA
channel for each peripheral. By Choosing “Manual”, the user will need to
assign IRQ & DMA for add-on cards. Be sure that there are no IRQ/DMA
and I/O port conflicts.
The Choices: Auto (ESCD) (Default) / Manual
IRQ Resources
This submenu will allow you to assign each system interrupt a type,
depending on the type of device using the interrupt. When you press the
“Press Enter” tag, you will be directed to a submenu that will allow you to
configure the system interrupts. This is only configurable when
“Resources Controlled By” is set to “Manual”.
IRQ-3
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-4
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-5
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-7
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-10
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-11
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-14
assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-15
assigned to
PCI Device
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PCI / VGA Palette Snoop
Some old graphic controllers need to “snoop” on the VGA palette and
then map it to their display as a way to provide boot information and
VGA compatibility. This item allows such snooping to take place.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Enabled
Assign IRQ For VGA
This item allows the users to choose which IRQ to assign for the VGA.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
Assign IRQ For USB
This item allows the users to choose which IRQ to assign for the USB.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
PCI Latency Timer (CLK)
The Choices: 64 (Default) / Min=0, Max=255, Key in a DEC number
Maximum Payload Size
Set the maximum payload size for Transaction packets (TLP).
The Choice: 4096 (Default.) / 128 / 256 / 512 / 1024 / 2048
3.10 PC HEALTH STATUS
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Smart Fan Option
CPU Smart FAN
This option allows you to activate CPU Smart FAN function.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / Auto
Smart Fan Calibration
This option shows the measurement and suggest value of Smart Fan.
PWM Duty Off (℃)
The Choices: 16 (Default) / Min=0, Max=127, key in a DEC number
PWM Duty Start (℃)
The Choices: 30 (Default) / Min=0, Max=127, key in a DEC number
Start PWM Value
The Choices: 32 (Default) / Min=0, Max=127, key in a DEC number
Smart Fan Slope
The Choices: 64 (Default) / Min=0, Max=127, key in a DEC number
Shutdown Temperature
This item allows you to set up the CPU shutdown Temperature. This
item is only effective under Windows 98 ACPI mode.
The Choices: Disabled (Default) / 60℃/ 140℉ / 65℃/ 149℉ / 70℃/
158℉
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Show H/W Monitor in POST
If you computer contains a monitoring system, it will show PC health
status during POST stage. The item offers several different delay times.
The Choices: Enabled (Default) / Disabled
CPU Vcore / NB Coltage / +3.3V / 5V(SB) / +12.0V / DDR Voltage /
HT Voltage / +5.0V / Voltage Battery
Detect the system’s voltage status automatically.
CPU Temperature
This field displays the current temperature of CPU.
SYS Temperature
This field displays the current temperature of the system.
CPU Fan Speed
This field displays the current speed of CPU fan.
SYS Fan Speed
This field displays the current speed SYSTEM fan.
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CHAPTER 4: RAID FUNCTIONS
4.1
OPERATING SYSTEM
Supports Windows XP/Vista and Linux.
4.2
RAID ARRAYS
RAID supports the following types of RAID arrays:
RAID 0: RAID 0 defines a disk striping scheme that improves disk read and write times for
many applications.
RAID 1: RAID 1 defines techniques for mirroring data.
RAID 0+1: RAID 0+1 combines the techniques used in RAID 0 and RAID 1.
4.3
HOW RAID WORKS
RAID 0:
The controller “stripes” data across multiple drives in a RAID 0 array system. It breaks
up a large file into smaller blocks and performs disk reads and writes across multiple
drives in parallel. The size of each block is determined by the stripe size parameter,
which you set during the creation of the RAID set based on the system environment. This
technique reduces overall disk access time and offers high bandwidth.
Features and Benefits
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Drives: Minimum 2, and maximum is up to 6 or 8. Depending on the
platform.
Uses: Intended for non-critical data requiring high data throughput, or any
environment that does not require fault tolerance.
Benefits: provides increased data throughput, especially for large files. No
capacity loss penalty for parity.
Drawbacks: Does not deliver any fault tolerance. If any drive in the array
fails, all data is lost.
Fault Tolerance: No.
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Block 3
Block 5
Block 2
Block 4
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RAID 1:
Every read and write is actually carried out in parallel across 2 disk drives in a RAID 1
array system. The mirrored (backup) copy of the data can reside on the same disk or on a
second redundant drive in the array. RAID 1 provides a hot-standby copy of data if the
active volume or drive is corrupted or becomes unavailable because of a hardware failure.
RAID techniques can be applied for high-availability solutions, or as a form of automatic
backup that eliminates tedious manual backups to more expensive and less reliable
media.
Features and Benefits
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Drives: Minimum 2, and maximum is 2.
Uses: RAID 1 is ideal for small databases or any other application that
requires fault tolerance and minimal capacity.
Benefits: Provides 100% data redundancy. Should one drive fail, the
controller switches to the other drive.
Drawbacks: Requires 2 drives for the storage space of one drive.
Performance is impaired during drive rebuilds.
Fault Tolerance: Yes.
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RAID 0+1:
RAID 0 drives can be mirrored using RAID 1 techniques. Resulting in a RAID 0+1
solution for improved performance plus resiliency.
Features and Benefits
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Drives: Minimum 4, and maximum is 6 or 8, depending on the platform.
Benefits: Optimizes for both fault tolerance and performance, allowing for
automatic redundancy. May be simultaneously used with other RAID levels
in an array, and allows for spare disks.
Drawbacks: Requires twice the available disk space for data redundancy,
the same as RAID level 1.
Fault Tolerance: Yes.
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Block 5
Block 2
Block 4
Block 6
Block 1
Block 3
Block 5
Block 2
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CHAPTER 5: USEFUL HELP
5.1
DRIVER INSTALLATION NOTE
After you installed your operating system, please insert the Fully Setup
Driver CD into your optical drive and install the driver for better system
performance.
You will see the following window after you insert the CD
The setup guide will auto detect your mainboard and operating system.
Note:
If this window didn’t show up after you insert the Driver CD, please use file browser to
locate and execute the file SETUP.EXE under your optical drive.
A. Driver Installation
To install the driver, please click on the Driver icon. The setup guide will
list the compatible driver for your mainboard and operating system. Click
on each device driver to launch the installation program.
B. Software Installation
To install the software, please click on the Software icon. The setup guide
will list the software available for your system, click on each software title
to launch the installation program.
C. Manual
Aside from the paperback manual, we also provide manual in the Driver
CD. Click on the Manual icon to browse for available manual.
Note:
You will need Acrobat Reader to open the manual file. Please download the latest version
of Acrobat Reader software from
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
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5.2
PHOENIX-AWARD BIOS BEEP CODE
Beep Sound
Meaning
One long beep followed by two short
beeps
High-low siren sound
Video card not found or video card
memory bad
CPU overheated
System will shut down automatically
One Short beep when system boot-up
Long beeps every other second
No error found during POST
No DRAM detected or install
5.3
EXTRA INFORMATION
CPU Overheated
If the system shutdown automatically after power on system for
seconds, that means the CPU protection function has been activated.
When the CPU is over heated, the mainboard will shutdown
automatically to avoid a damage of the CPU, and the system may not
power on again.
In this case, please double check:
1. The CPU cooler surface is placed evenly with the CPU surface.
2. The CPU fan is rotated normally.
3. The CPU fan speed is fulfilling with the CPU speed.
After confirmed, please follow steps below to relief the CPU protection
function.
1. Remove the power cord from power supply for seconds.
2. Wait for seconds.
3. Plug in the power cord and boot up the system.
Or you can:
1. Clear the CMOS data.
(See “Close CMOS Header: JCMOS1” section)
2. Wait for seconds.
3. Power on the system again.
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5.4
TROUBLESHOOTING
Probable
Solution
1.
No power to the system at all
1.
Make sure power cable is
Power light don’t illuminate, fan
securely plugged in.
inside power supply does not turn 2.
Replace cable.
on.
3.
Contact technical support.
2.
Indicator light on keyboard does
not turn on.
System inoperative. Keyboard lights
Using even pressure on both ends of
are on, power indicator lights are lit,
the DIMM, press down firmly until the
and hard drive is spinning.
module snaps into place.
System does not boot from hard disk
1.
Check cable running from disk to
drive, can be booted from optical drive.
disk controller board. Make sure
both ends are securely plugged
in; check the drive type in the
standard CMOS setup.
2.
Backing up the hard drive is
extremely important. All hard
disks are capable of breaking
down at any time.
System only boots from optical drive.
1.
Back up data and applications
Hard disk can be read and applications
files.
can be used but booting from hard disk 2.
Reformat the hard drive.
is impossible.
Re-install applications and data
using backup disks.
Screen message says “Invalid
Review system’s equipment. Make sure
Configuration” or “CMOS Failure.”
correct information is in setup.
Cannot boot system after installing
1.
Set master/slave jumpers
second hard drive.
correctly.
2.
Run SETUP program and select
correct drive types. Call the drive
manufacturers for compatibility
with other drives.
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