Motherboard User’s Guide
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Static Electricity Precautions
1. Don’t take this motherboard and components out of their original staticproof package until you are ready to install them.
2. While installing, please wear a grounded wrist strap if possible. If you
don’t have a wrist strap, discharge static electricity by touching the bare
metal of the system chassis.
3. Carefully hold this motherboard by its edges. Do not touch those
components unless it is absolutely necessary. Put this motherboard on
the top of static-protection package with component side facing up
while installing.
Pre-Installation Inspection
1. Inspect this motherboard whether there are any damages to components
and connectors on the board.
2. If you suspect this motherboard has been damaged, do not connect
power to the system. Contact your motherboard vendor about those
damages.
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All Rights Reserved
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April 2005
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Table of Contents
Trademark ............................................................................................................ i
Static Electricity Precautions ......................................................................................... i
Pre-Installation Inspection ............................................................................................. i
Chapter 1: Introduction ..................................................................................... 1
Key Features .................................................................................................................... 1
Package Contents ........................................................................................................... 4
Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation .............................................................. 5
Motherboard Components ............................................................................................ 6
I/O Ports .......................................................................................................................... 7
Installing the Processor ................................................................................................. 7
Installing Memory Modules .......................................................................................... 9
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................................ 1 0
Install the Motherboard ............................................................................................... 11
Connecting Optional Devices ..................................................................................... 1 2
Install Other Devices .................................................................................................... 1 4
Expansion Slots ............................................................................................................ 1 6
Chapter 3: Using BIOS ................................................................................... 18
About The Setup Utility ................................................................................................ 1 8
Updating the BIOS .............................................................. …………………………...19
Using BIOS .......................................................................... …………………………...20
Standard CMOS Features ........................................................................................... 2 1
Advanced BIOS Features ............................................................................................ 2 3
Advanced Chipset Features ......................................................................................... 2 6
Integrated Peripherals ........................................................ …………………………...29
Power Management Setup .......................................................................................... 3 3
PNP/PCI Configurations ............................................................................................. 3 6
PC Health Status .......................................................................................................... 3 8
Frequency/Voltage Control .......................................................................................... 3 9
Load Fail-Safe Defaults Option ................................................................................. 3 9
Load Optimized Defaults Option ................................................................................ 4 0
Set Supervisor/User Password ..................................................................................... 4 0
Save & Exit Setup Option ........................................................................................... 4 0
Exit Without Saving ...................................................................................................... 4 1
Chapter 4: Software & Applications .............................................................. 42
Introduction .................................................................................................................. 4 2
Installing Support Software ........................................................................................ 4 2
Bundled Software Installation .................................................................................... 4 4
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Notice:
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Owing to Microsoft’s certifying schedule is various to every supplier,
we might have some drivers not certified yet by Microsoft. Therefore, it
might happen under Windows XP that a dialogue box (shown as below)
pop out warning you this software has not passed Windows Logo
testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP. Please rest assured
that our RD department has already tested and verified these drivers.
Just click the “Continue Anyway” button and go ahead the installation.
2
USB 2.0 Driver Limitations:
2-1 The USB 2.0 driver only supports Windows XP and Windows
2000.
2-2 If you connect a USB 2.0 hub to the root hub, plugging USB devices
into this hub, the system might not successfully execute certain USB
devices’ connection because it could not recognize these devices.
Currently, we are working on such limitations’ solution. As soon as the solution
is done, the updated USB drive will be released to our website:
www.pcchips.com for your downloading.
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1 Introduction
This motherboard has a Socket-478 to support Intel Pentium 4 processors
with Hyper-Threading Technology and Front-Side Bus (FSB) speeds up to
800 MHz. Hyper-Threading Technology, designed to take advantage of the
multitasking features in Windows XP, gives you the power to do more things at
once.
It integrates the VIA P4M800 Northbridge and VT8237 Southbridge that
supports the Serial ATA interface for high-performance and maiinstream
desktop PCs; the built-in USB 2.0 providing higher bandwidth, implementing
Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0 and is compliant with UHCI
1.1 and EHCI 0.95. It supports AC’ 97 Audio Codec and provides Ultra DMA
133/100/66 function. It has one 8X AGP, one CNR and three 32-bit PCI slots.
There is a full set of I/O ports including two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard,
one serial port, one parallel port, one LAN port(optional), one VGA port, three
audio jacks for Line-in, Line-out and Microphone, four back-panel USB2.0 ports
and onboard USB headers providing extra ports by connecting the Extended USB
Module to the motherboard.
It is a Micro ATX motherboard and has power connectors for an ATX power
supply.
Key Features
The key features of this motherboard include:
Socket-478 Processor
•
Supports Intel Pentium 4 Series processors with Hyper-Threading
Technology
•
Supports up to 800 MHz Front-Side Bus
Hyper-Threading technology enables the operating system into thinking it’s
hooked up to two processors, allowing two threads to be run in parallel, both
on separate ‘logical’ processors within the same physical processor.
Chipset
There are VIA P4M800 Northbridge and VT8237 in the chipsets in accordance
with an innovative and scalable architecture with proven reliability and performance.
•
High Performance UMA North Bridge: Integrated Pentium 4 North
Bridge with 800 MHz FSB support and UniChrome 3D / 2D Graphics
& Video Controllers in a single chip
•
Supports Intel 800/533/400 MHz FSB Pentium 4 and Pentium M
processors and Hyper Threading Technology
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•
•
•
•
•
•
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AGP v3.0 compliant 8X / 4X transfer modes with Fast Write support
Supports DDR400 / 333 / 266 memory types with 2.5V SSTL-2
DRAM interface
Supports 66 MHz, 4X and 8X transfer modes, V-Link interface with
533 MB/sec total bandwidth
ACPI 2.0 and PCI Bus Power Management 1.1 compliant
Graphics engine clocks up to 133 MHz decoupled from memory clock
PCI to system memory data streaming up to 132Mbyte/sec (data sent to
north bridge via high speed Ultra V-Link interface)
PCI-2.2 compliant, 32-bit 3.3V PCI interface with 5V tolerant inputs
Support three PCI slots of arbitration and decoding for all integrated
functions and LPC bus.
Dual Channel Serial ATA/RAID Controller—Complies with Serial ATA
Specification Revision 1.0
Memory Support
•
Two 184-pin 2.5V DIMM sockets for DDR SDRAM memory modules
•
Supports DDR400/333/266 memory bus
•
Maximum installed memory is 2GB
Expansion Slots
•
Three 32-bit PCI slots
•
One 8X AGP slot
•
One CNR slot
Onboard IDE channels
•
Supports PIO (Programmable Input/Output) and DMA (Direct Memory
Access) modes
•
Supports IDE Ultra DMA bus mastering with transfer rates of 133/100/
66 MB/sec
Serial ATA
•
Two Serial ATA Connectors
•
Transfer rate exceeding best ATA (~150 MB/s) with scalability to higher
rates
•
Low pin count for both host and devices
AC’97 Audio Codec
•
Compliant with AC’97(Rev 2.3) CODEC.
•
Front-Out,Surround-Out,MIC-In and Line-In Jack Sensing
•
Three analog line-level stereo inputs with 5-bit volume control:
LINE_IN,CD,AUX
•
Two analog line-level mono input
•
48-pins LQFP.
•
Built-in earphone buffer and internal PLL.
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Onboard I/O Ports
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Two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard
•
One serial port
•
One parallel port
•
One VGA port
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One LAN port (optional)
•
Four back-panel USB2.0 ports
•
Audio jacks for microphone, line-in and line-out
Fast Ethernet LAN (optional)
•
Single Chip 100Base-TX / 10Base-T Physical Layer Solution
•
Dual Speed – 100/10 Mbps
•
Half and Full Duplex
•
MII Interface to Ethernet Controller
•
MII Interface to Configuration & Status
•
Auto Power Saving Mode.
•
Auto Negotiation: 10 / 100, Full / Half Duplex
•
Meet All Applicable IEEE 802.3, 10Base-T and 100Base-Tx Standards.
•
On Chip Wave Shaping – No External Filters Required.
•
Adaptive Equalizer.
•
Baseline wander Correction.
•
LED Outputs
USB 2.0
•
Compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0
•
Compliant with Intel’s Enhanced Host Controller Interface Specification
Revision 1.0
•
Compliant with Universal Host Controller Interface Specification
Revision 1.1
•
PCI multi-function device consists of two UHCI Host Controller cores
for full-/low-speed signaling and one EHCI Host Controller core for
high-speed signaling
•
Root hub consists 4 downstream facing ports with integrated physical
layer transceivers shared by UHCI and EHCI Host Controller, up to
eight functional ports
•
Support PCI-Bus Power Management Interface Specification release 1.1
•
Legacy support for all downstream facing ports
BIOS Firmware
This motherboard uses AWARD BIOS that enables users to configure many
system features including the following:
•
Power management
•
Wake-up alarms
•
CPU parameters and memory timing
•
CPU and memory timing
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The firmware can also be used to set parameters for different processor clock
speeds.
Dimensions
•
Micro ATX form factor of 244 x 220 mm
Note: Hardware specifications and software items are subject to change
without notification.
Package Contents
Your motherboard package ships with the following items:
‰ The motherboard
‰ The User’s Guide
‰ One diskette drive ribbon cable (optional)
‰ One IDE drive ribbon cable
‰ The Software support CD
Optional Accessories
You can purchase the following optional accessories for this motherboard.
‰ The Extended USB module
‰ The CNR v.90 56K Fax/Modem card
‰ The Serial ATA cable
‰ The Serial ATA power cable
Note: You can purchase your own optional accessories from the third party,
but please contact your local vendor on any issues of the specification
and compatibility.
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Chapter 2 Motherboard Installation
To install this motherboard in a system, please follow these instructions in this
chapter:
‰ Identify the motherboard components
‰ Install a CPU
‰ Install one or more system memory modules
‰ Make sure all jumpers and switches are set correctly
‰ Install this motherboard in a system chassis (case)
‰ Connect any extension brackets or cables to headers/connectors on the
motherboard
‰ Install peripheral devices and make the appropriate connections to
headers/connectors on the motherboard
Note:
1.
2.
Before installing this motherboard, make sure jumper CLR_CMOS is
under Normal setting. See this chapter for information about locating
CLR_CMOS and the setting options.
Never connect power to the system during installation; otherwise, it
may damage the motherboard.
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Motherboard Components
1
2
IO PORTS
3
20
4
5
19
18
17
6
16
7
15
8
14
9
12
13
IT EM
11
10
L A BEL
C OL OR
2
C OM PONENT S
Soc ket-478 f or Intel Pentium 4
CPU Soc ket
proc es s ors
DIMM1/2
184-pin DDR SDRA M s oc kets
3
CPU_FA N
PURPLE
W HITE
4
IDE1
Primary IDE c onnec tor
BLUE
5
IDE2
Sc eondary IDE c onnec tor
W HITE
6
USB2/3
Front Panel USB headers
Y ELLOW
7
SA TA 1/2
Serial A TA c onnec tors
8
CLR_CMOS
Clear CMOS jumper
RED
9
SPK1
Speaker header
LIME
10
PA NEL1
Front Panel Sw itc h/LED header
11
SY S_FA N
Sy s tem Fan c onnec tor
12
FDD
Floppy Dis k Driv e c onnec tor
13
CNR1
CNR s lot
BROW N
14
IR1
PCI 1-3
Inf rared header
32-bit PCI s lots
BLA CK
15
16
CD1
A nalog A udio Input header
BLA CK
17
A GP1
A GP s lot
18
A UDIO1
Front Panel A udio header
19
A TX1
Standard 20-Pin A TX Pow er c onnec tor
W HITE
20
PJ1
Standard 4-Pin A TX Pow er c onnec tor
W HITE
1
CPU Fan c onnec tor(3-pin)
W HITE
BLA CK
COLOR
W HITE
W HITE
W HITE
ORA NGE
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I/O Ports
The illustration below shows a side view of the built-in I/O ports on the
motherboard.
(Optional)
PS/2 Mouse
Use the upper PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 pointing
device.
PS/2 Keyboard
Use the low er PS/2 port to connect a PS/2
keyboard.
Parallel Port (LPT1)
Use the Parallel port to connect printers or other
parallel communications devices.
COM1
Use the COM port to connect serial devices such
as mice or fax/modems. COM1 is identified by the
system as COM1.
VGA
Use the VGA port to connect VGA devices.
LAN Port (optional)
Connect an RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to connect
your computer to the Netw ork.
USB Ports
Use the USB ports to connect USB devices.
Audio Ports
Use these three audio jacks to connect audio
devices. The first jack is for stereo Line-In signal,
the second jack for stereo Line-Out signal, and the
third jack for Microphone.
Installing the Processor
This motherboard has a Socket-478 for Intel Pentium 4 processors. 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
Follow these instructions to install the CPU:
1
CPU_FAN
pin1
Socket-478
1
2
3
4
5
Install your CPU. Pull up the lever
away from the socket and lift up to
90-degree angle.
Locate the CPU cut edge
(the corner with the pin hold
noticeably missing).
Align and insert the CPU correctly.
Press the lever down and apply
thermal grease on top of the CPU.
Put the CPU Fan down on the
retention module and snap the four
retention legs of the cooling fan into
place.
Flip the levers over to lock the heat
sink in place and connect the CPU
cooling Fan power cable to the
CPU fan connector (CPU_FAN).
This completes the installation.
Note: The fan power requirement for proper operation is a maximum current
of 740mA at +12V.
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Installing Memory Modules
This motherboard accommodates two 184-pin 2.5V DIMM sockets (Dual Inline
Memory Module) for unbuffered DDR400/333/266 (Double Data Rate
SDRAM), and maximum 2.0 GB installed memory.
DDR SDRAM is a type of SDRAM that supports data transfers on both edges
of each clock cycle (the rising and falling edges), effectively doubling the memory
chip’s data throughput. DDR DIMMs can synchronously work with 400/333/
266 MHz memory and provide 3.2 GB/s, 2.7 GB/s, 2.1 GB/s and 1.6 GB/s data
transfer rate.
DIMM1 DIMM2
Memory Module Installation Procedure
These modules can be installed with up to 2 GB system memory. Refer to the
following to install the memory module.
1.
Push down the latches on both sides of the DIMM socket.
2.
Align the memory module with the socket. There is a notch on the
DIMM socket that you can install the DIMM module in the correct
direction. Match the cutout on the DIMM module with the notch on
the DIMM socket.
3.
Install the DIMM module into the socket and press it firmly down
until it is seated correctly. The socket latches are levered upwards and
latch on to the edges of the DIMM.
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4.
Install any remaining DIMM modules.
Jumper Settings
Connecting two pins with a jumper cap is SHORT; removing a jumper cap from
these pins, OPEN.
1
CLR_CMOS
CLR_CMOS: Clear CMOS Jumper
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 motherboard from operating. To clear the CMOS memory,
disconnect all the power cables from the motherboard and then move the jumper
cap into the CLEAR setting for a few seconds.
Function
Normal
Clear CMOS
Jum per Setting
Short Pins 1-2
Short Pins 2-3
Note: To avoid the system unstability after clearing CMOS, we recommend
users to enter the main BIOS setting page to “Load Optimal De-faults”
and then “Save Changes and Exit”.
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Install the Motherboard
Install the motherboard in a system chassis (case). The board is a Micro ATX
size motherboard. You can install this motherboard in an ATX case. Make sure
your case has an I/O cover plate matching the ports on this motherboard.
Install the motherboard in a case. Follow the case manufacturer’s instructions to
use the hardware and internal mounting points on the chassis.
PJ1
ATX1
1
PANEL1
1
SYS_FAN
Connect the power connector from the power supply to the ATX1 connector on
the motherboard. The PJ1 is a +12V connector for CPU Vcore power.
If there is a cooling fan installed in the system chassis, connect the cable from the
cooling fan to the SYS_FAN fan power connector on the motherboard.
Connect the case switches and indicator LEDs to the PANEL1 header.
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Signal
HD_LED_P(+)
HD_LED_N(-)
RESET_SW_N(-)
RESET_SW_P(+)
RSVD_DNU
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
11
Signal
FP PWR/SLP(+)
FP PWR/SLP(-)
POWER_SW_P(+)
POWER_SW_N(-)
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Connecting Optional Devices
Refer to the following for information on connecting the motherboard’s optional
devices:
1
AUDIO1
1
IR1
1
USB3
1
SPK1
USB2
1
SPK1: Speaker Header
Connect the cable from the PC speaker to the SPK1 header on the motherboard.
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal
SPKR
NC
GND
+5V
AUDIO1: Front Panel Audio Header
This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and
line-out ports for easier access.
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Here is a list of the header AUDIO1 pin assignments.
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Signal
AUD_MIC
AUD_MIC_BIAS
AUD_FPOUT_R
HP_ON
AUD_FPOUT_L
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Signal
AUD_GND
AUD_VCC
AUD_RET_R
KEY
AUD_RET_L
USB2/USB3: Front panel USB Headers
The motherboard has 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 headers USB2/USB3 to connect
the front-mounted ports to the motherboard.
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
1.
2.
3.
Signal
VERG_FP_USBPWR0
USB_FP_P0(-)
USB_FP_P0(+)
GROUND
KEY
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Signal
VERG_FP_USBPWR0
USB_FP_P1(-)
USB_FP_P1(+)
GROUND
USB_FP_OC0
Locate the USB2/USB3 header on the motherboard.
Plug the bracket cable onto the USB2/USB3 header.
Remove a slot cover from one of the expansion slots on the system
chassis. Install an extension bracket in the opening. Secure the
extension bracket to the chassis with a screw.
IR1: Infrared Header
The infrared port allows the wireless exchange of information between your
computer and similarly equipped devices such as printers, laptops, Personal
Digital Assistants (PDAs), and other computers.
Pin
1
3
5
1.
2.
Signal
NC
+5V
IRTX
Pin
2
4
6
Signal
KEY
GND
IRRX
Locate the infrared port-IR1 header on the motherboard.
If you are adding an infrared port, connect the ribbon cable from the
port to the IR1 header and then secure the port to an appropriate
place in your system chassis.
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Install Other Devices
Install and connect any other devices in the system following the steps below.
IDE1 IDE2
1
1
SATA2
SATA1
1
FDD
Floppy Disk Drive
The motherboard ships with a floppy disk drive cable that can support one or
two drives. Drives can be 3.5" or 5.25" wide, with capacities of 360K, 720K,
1.2MB, 1.44MB, or 2.88MB.
Install your drives and connect power from the system power supply. Use the
cable provided to connect the drives to the floppy disk drive connector FDD.
IDE Devices
IDE devices include hard disk drives, high-density diskette drives, and CD-ROM
or DVD-ROM drives, among others.
The motherboard ships with an IDE cable that can support one or two IDE
devices. If you connect two devices to a single cable, you must configure one of
the drives as Master and one of the drives as Slave. The documentation of the
IDE device will tell you how to configure the device as a Master or Slave device.
The Master device connects to the end of the cable.
Install the device(s) and connect power from the system power supply. Use the
cable provided to connect the device(s) to the Primary IDE channel connector
IDE1 on the motherboard.
If you want to install more IDE devices, you can purchase a second IDE cable
and connect one or two devices to the Secondary IDE channel connector IDE2
on the motherboard. If you have two devices on the cable, one must be Master
and one must be Slave.
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Serial ATA Devices
The Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the standard interface
for the IDE hard drives, which is designed to overcome the design limitations
while enabling the storage interface to scale with the growing media rate demands
of PC platforms. It provides you a faster transfer rate of 150 MB/s. If you have
installed a Serial ATA hard drive, you can connect the Serial ATA cables to the
Serial ATA hard drive or the connector on the motherboard.
On the motherboard, locate the Serial ATA connectors SATA1-2, which support
new Serial ATA devices for the highest data transfer rates, simpler disk drive
cabling and easier PC assembly.
It eliminates limitations of the current Parallel ATA interface, but maintains
register compatibility and software compatibility with Parallel ATA.
Analog Audio Input Header
If you have installed a CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, you can connect
the drive audio cable to the onboard sound system.
1
CD1
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. On the motherboard, locate
the 4-pin header CD1.
Pin
1
2
3
Signal
CD IN L
GND
GND
4
CD IN R
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Expansion Slots
This motherboard has one AGP, CNR and three 32-bit PCI slots.
AGP1
PCI1
PCI2
PCI3
CNR1
Follow the steps below to install an AGP/CNR/PCI expansion card.
1
Locate the AGP, CNR or PCI slots on the motherboard.
2
Remove the blanking plate of the slot from the system chassis.
3
Install the edge connector of the expansion card into the slot. Ensure
the edge connector is correctly seated in the slot.
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4
Secure the metal bracket of the card to the system chassis with a
screw.
8X AGP Slot
You can install a graphics adapter that supports the 8X AGP specification and
has a 8X AGP edge connector in the AGP slot.
CNR Slot
You can install the CNR (Communications and Networking Riser) cards in this
slot, including LAN, Modem, and Audio functions.
PCI Slots
You can install the 32-bit PCI interface expansion cards in the slots.
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Chapter 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 motherboard contains the ROM setup instructions
for configuring the motherboard 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 system is turned back on,
the system is configured with the values you stored in CMOS.
The BIOS Setup Utility enables you to configure:
•
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:
•
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:
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Press DEL to enter SETUP
Pressing the delete key accesses the BIOS Setup Utility:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Frequency/Voltage Control
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Advanced Chipset Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
mnlk: Select Item
Esc : Quit
F10: Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date Hard Disk Type...
BIOS Navigation Keys
The BIOS navigation keys are listed below:
KEY
ECS
oqrt
FUNCTION
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
F5
Displays a screen that describes all key functions
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 motherboard 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 motherboard has a BIOS protection jumper, change the
setting to allow BIOS flashing.
2
If your motherboard has an item called Firmware Write Protect in
Advanced BIOS features, disable it. (Firmware Write Protect
prevents BIOS from being overwritten.
3
Create a bootable system disk. (Refer to Windows online help for
information on creating a bootable system disk.)
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4
5
6
7
8
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>.
Type the filename of the new BIOS in the “File Name to Program”
text box. Follow the onscreen directions to update the motherboard
BIOS.
When the installation is complete, remove the floppy diskette from
the diskette drive and restart your computer. If your motherboard 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.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Time
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
0
0
1
1
Wed, Apr 21 1999
14 : 42 : 27
Item Help
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Menu Level
Change the day, month, year and
century.
Drive A
Drive B
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[None]
Video
Halt On
[EGA/VGA]
[All, But Keyboard]
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
65535K
1024K
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
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 Channel 1 Slave
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
IDE Channel 0 Master
Access Mode
[Press Enter]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
0
0
0
0
0
mnlk : Move
Item Help
Menu Level
To auto-detect the HDD’s size, head...
on this channel
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
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 Channel 0/1 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 (Auto)
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./None)
These items define the characteristics of any diskette drive attached to the
system. You can connect one or two diskette drives.
Video (EGA/VGA)
This item defines the video mode of the system. This motherboard has a built-in
VGA graphics system; you must leave this item at the default value.
Halt On (All, But Keyboard)
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.
Press <Esc> to return to AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility page.
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Advanced BIOS Features
This option defines advanced information about your system.
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Floppy]
[Hard Disk]
[CDROM]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[On]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
6
250
[Setup]
[Enabled]
[Non-OS2]
Item Help
Menu Level
12
12
12
12
f
CPU Feature
Hard Disk Boot Priority
CPU L1 & L2 Cache
CPU L3 Cache
Hyper-Threading Technology
Quick Power On Self Test
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
ATA66/100 IDE Cable Msg.
Typematic Rate Setting
X Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
X Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
APIC Mode
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
f
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Advanced BIOS Features
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
CPU Features (Press Enter)
Users please note that this function is only available for Prescott CPUs. Scroll
to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen :
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CPU Features
Limit CPUID MaxVal
[Disabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
ff
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Limit CPUID MaxVal (Disabled)
This item can support Prescott CPUs for old OS. Users please note that under
NT 4.0, it must be set “Enabled”, while under WinXP, it must be set “Disabled”.
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Hard Disk Boot Priority (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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Advanced BIOS Features
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Pri. Master:
Pri. Slave:
Sec. Master:
Sec. Slave:
USBHDD0:
USBHDD1:
USBHDD2:
Bootable Add-in Cards
Move
Enter: Select
mnlk : F5:Previous
Values
Item Help
Menu Level
m
ff
n
Use <
> or <
> to
select a device, then
press <+> to move it up, or
<-> to move it down the
list. Press <ESC> to exit
this menu.
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
CPU L1 & L2 Cache (Enabled)
All processors that can be installed in this motherboard 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 operating smoothly.
First/Second/Third Boot Device (Floppy/Hard Disk/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 operating
system if it fails to find one in the devices specified under the First, Second, and
Third boot devices.
Boot Up Floppy Seek (Enabled)
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.
ATA 66/100 IDE Cable Msg (Enabled)
Enables or disables the ATA 66/100 IDE Cable Msg. This message will appear
during reboot when you use 40-pin cable on your 66/100 hard disks.
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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.
•
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 (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the APIC (Advanced Programmable
Interrupt Controller) mode. APIC provides symmetric multi-processing (SMP)
for systems, allowing support for up to 60 processors.
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.
Video BIOS Shadow (Enabled)
This function, when enabled allows VGA BIOS to be copied to the system
DRAM for enhanced performance.
Small Logo (EPA) Show (Disabled)
Determines whether or not the EPA logo appears during boot up.
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Advanced Chipset Features
These items define critical timing parameters of the motherboard. 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.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced Chipset Features
DRAM Clock/Drive Control
AGP & P2P Bridge Control
CPU & PCI Bus Control
System BIOS Cacheable
Init Display First
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Disabled]
[PCI Slot]
Item Help
Menu Level
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
DRAM Clock/Drive Control (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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DRAM Clock/Drive Control
Current FSB Frequency
Current DRAM Frequency
DRAM Clock
DRAM Timing
X SDRAM CAS Latency
X Bank Interleave
X Precharge to Active (Trp)
DRAM Command Rate
Item Help
[By SPD]
[Auto By SPD]
2.5
Disabled
4T
[2T Command]
Menu Level
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Current FSB Frequency
This item displays the frontside bus (FSB) frequency. This is a display-only
item. You cannot make changes to this field.
Current DRAM Frequency
This item displays the memory (DRAM) frequency. This is a display-only item.
You cannot make changes to this field.
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DRAM Clock (By SPD)
This item enables you to manually set the DRAM Clock. We recommend that
you leave this item at the default value.
DRAM Timing (Auto By SPD)
Set this to the default value to enable the system to automatically set the
SDRAM timing by SPD (Serial Presence Detect). SPD is an EEPROM chip on
the DIMM module that stores information about the memory chips it contains,
including size, speed, voltage, row and column addresses, and manufacturer. If
you disable this item, you can use the following three items to manually set the
timing parameters for the system memory.
•
SDRAM CAS Latency 2.5: Enables you to select the CAS latency time
in HCLKs of 2/2 or 3/3. 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.
•
Bank Interleave (4T): Enable this item to increase memory speed.
When enabled, separate memory banks are set for odd and even
addresses and the next byte of memory can be accessed while the current
byte is being refreshed.
•
Precharge to Active (Trp) (4T): This item is used to designate the
minimum Row Precharge time of the SDRAM devices on the module.
DRAM must continually be refreshed or it will lose its data. Normally,
DRAM is refreshed entirely as the result of a single request. This option
allows you to determine the number of CPU clocks allocated for the
Row Address Strobe (RAS) to accumulate its charge before the DRAM
is refreshed. If insufficient time is allowed, refresh may be incomplete
and data lost.
DRAM Command Rate (2T Command)
This item enables you to specify the waiting time for the CPU to issue the next
command after issuing the command to the DDR memory. We recommend that
you leave this item at the default value.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Chipset Features page.
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AGP & P2P Bridge Control (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
AGP & P2P Bridge Control
AGP Aperture Size
AGP 2.0 Mode
AGP Driving Control
AGP
Driving Value
X
AGP Fast Write
VGA Share Memory Size
Direct Frame Buffer
Move
Enter: Select
mnlk : F5:Previous
Values
[64M]
[8X]
[Auto]
DA
[Disabled]
[32M]
[Enabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
AGP Aperture Size (64M)
This item defines the size of the aperture if you use an AGP graphics adapter.
The AGP aperture 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.
AGP 2.0 Mode (8X)
This item allows you to enable or disable the caching of display data for the
processor video memory. Enabling AGP-8X Mode can greatly improve the
display speed. Disable this item if your graphics display card does not support
this feature.
AGP Driving Control (Auto)
This item is used to signal driving current on AGP cards to auto or manual. Some
AGP cards need stronger than normal driving current in order to operate. We
recommend that you set this item to the default.
•
AGP Driving Value: When AGP Driving Control is set to Manual, use
this item to set the AGP current driving value.
AGP Fast Write (Disabled)
This item lets you enable or disable the caching of display data for the video
memory of the processor. Enabling this item can greatly improve the display
speed. Disable this item if your graphics display card does not support this
feature.
VGA Share Memory Size (32M)
This item allows you to select the shared mdmory size for VGA usage.
Direct Frame Buffer (Enabled)
This item optimizes UMA (Unified Memory Architecture) performance and
provides acceleration of all color depths.
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*Note: Both “VGA Share Memory Size” and “Direct Frame Buffer” items will
be hidden when External Graphics adapter exists.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Chipset Features page.
CPU & PCI Bus Control (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
CPU & PCI Bus Control
PCI Delay Transaction
[Disabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
Enter: Select
mnlk : Move
F5:Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
PCI Delay Transaction(Disabled)
The mainboard’s chipset has an embedded 32-bit post write buffer to support
delay transactions cycles. Select Enabled to support compliance with PCI
specification version 2.1.
Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Chipset Features page.
System BIOS Cacheable (Disabled)
This item allow the system to be cached in memory for faster execution. Leave
the item at the default value for better performance.
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 motherboard.
Integrated Peripherals
These options display items that define the operation of peripheral components
on the system’s input/output ports.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Integrated Peripherals
f VIA OnChip IDE Device
f VIA OnChip PCI Device
f SuperIO Device
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
Item Help
Menu Level
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
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VIA OnShip IDE Device (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
VIA OnChip IDE Device
OnChip SATA
SATA Mode
IDE DMA transfer access
OnChip IDE Channel0
OnChip IDE Channel1
IDE Prefetch Mode
Primary Master PIO
Primary Slave PIO
Secondary Master PIO
Secondary Slave PIO
Primary Master UDMA
Primary Slave UDMA
Secondary Master UDMA
Secondary Slave UDMA
IDE HDD Block Mode
[Enabled]
[IDE]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
OnChip SATA (Enabled)
This option allows you enable or disable the onboard Serial ATA device.
SATA Mode (IDE)
Use this item to select the IDE or RAID mode.
IDE DMA transfer access (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable the transfer access of the IDE DMA then burst
onto the PCI bus and nonburstable transactions do not.
OnChip IDE Channel0/1(Enabled)
Use these items to enable or disable the PCI IDE channels that are integrated on
the mainboard.
IDE Prefetch Mode (Enabled)
The onboard IDE drive interfaces supports IDE prefetching, for faster drive
access. If you install a primary and secondary add-on IDE interface, set this field
to Disabled if the interface does not support prefetching.
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 UDMA (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
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this list to Auto. You may have to install the UltraDMA driver supplied with
this mainboard in order to use an UltraDMA device.
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 and improves the speed of access to
IDE devices.
VIA OnChip PCI Device (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
AC97 Audio
MC97 Modem
Onboard LAN
Onboard Lan Boot ROM
OnChip USB Controller
OnChip EHCI Controller
USB Emulation
X USB Keyboard Support
X USB Mouse Support
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VIA OnChip PCI Device
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[All Enabled]
[Enabled]
[OFF]
Disabled
Disabled
Move
Enter: Select
mnlk : F5:Previous
Values
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
AC97 Audio( Auto)
Enables and disables the onboard audio chip. Disable this item if you are going to
install a PCI audio add-in card.
MC97 Modem (Auto)
Enables and disables the onboard modem. Disable this item if you are going to install
an external modem.
Onboard LAN (Enabled)
Enables and disables the onboard LAN.
Onboard Lan Boot ROM (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN boot ROM function.
OnChip USB Controller (All Enabled)
Enable this item if you plan to use the Universal Serial Bus ports on this
motherboard.
OnChip EHCI Controller (Enabled)
This item allows users to enable or disable the onboard EHCI controller on this
motherboard.
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USB Emulation (OFF)
This item provides three options, OFF--Don’t support any USB device on
DOS, KB/MS--Support USB legacy Keyboard and Mouse, NO support USB
Storage, and ON--Support USB legacy Keyboard, Mouse and Storage.
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.
USB Mouse Support (Disabled)
Enables this item if you plan to use a mouse connected through the USB port in
a legacy operating system (such as DOS) that does not support Plug and Play.
Press <Esc> to return to the Integrated Peripherals page.
Super IO Device (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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Super IO Device
Onboard FDC Controller
Onboard Serial Port 1
UART Mode Select
UR2 Duplex Mode
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode Use DMA
[Enabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
[IrDA]
[Full]
[378/IRQ7]
[ECP+EPP]
[3]
Item Help
Menu Level
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Onboard FDC Controller (Enabled)
This option enables the onboard floppy disk drive controller.
Onboard Serial Port1 (3F8/IRQ4)
This option is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for
onboard serial port 1 (COM1).
UART Mode Select (IrDA)
This field is available if the Onboard Serial Port 2 field is set to any option but
Disabled. UART Mode Select enables you to select the infrared communication
protocol-Normal (default), IrDA, or ASKIR. IrDA is an infrared communication
protocol with a maximum baud rate up to 115.2K bps. ASKIR is Sharp’s
infrared communication protocol with a maximum baud rate up to 57.6K bps.
UR2 Duplex Mode (Full)
This field is available when UART Mode is set to either ASKIR or IrDA. This
item enables you to determine the infrared function of the onboard infrared chip.
The options are Full (default) and Half
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Full-duplex means that you can transmit and send information simultaneously.
Half-duplex is the transmission of data in both directions, but only one direction
at a time.
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+EPP)
Enables you to set the data transfer protocol for your parallel port. There are
four options: SPP (Standard Parallel Port), EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port), 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 page.
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.
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.
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
HDD Power Down
Suspend Mode
Video Off Option
Video Off Method
MODEM Use IRQ
Soft-Off by PWRBTN
Power on After Power fail
IRQ/Event Activity Detect
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Suspend--> Off]
[DPMS Support]
[3]
[Instant-Off]
[Off]
[Press Enter]
mnlk : Move
Item Help
Menu Level
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
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HDD Power Down (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.
Suspend Mode (Disable)
After the selected period of system inactivity, all devices except the CPU shut
off.
Video Off Option (Suspend-> Off)
This option defines if the video is powered down when the system is put into
suspend mode.
Video Off Method (DPMS Support)
This item defines how the video is powered down to save power.
MODEM Use IRQ (3)
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 motherboard Wake On Modem connector for this feature to work.
Soft-Off by PWRBTN (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
resumed 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 on After Power fail (Off)
This item enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its last
operating status after power returns from a power failure.
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IRQ/Event Activity Detect (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IRQ/Event Activity Detect
VGA
LPT & COM
HDD & FDD
PCI Master
PowerOn by PCI Card
Modem Ring Resume
RTC Alarm Resume
X Date (of Month)
X Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
IRQs Activity Monitoring
f
[OFF]
[LPT/COM]
[ON]
[OFF]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
0
0 :4 :9
[Press Enter]
Item Help
Menu Level
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
VGA (OFF)
When set to On, the system power will resume the system from a power saving
mode if there is any VGA activity.
LPT & COM (LPT/COM)
When this item is enabled, the system will restart the power-saving timeout
counters when any activity is detected on the serial ports, or the parallel port.
HDD & FDD (ON)
When this item is enabled, the system will restart the power-saving timeout
counters when any activity is detected on the hard disk drive or the floppy
diskette drive.
PCI Master (OFF)
When set to Off, any PCI device set as the Master will not power on the
system.
PowerOn by PCI Card (Enabled)
Use this item to enable PCI activity to wakeup the system from a power saving
mode.
Modem Ring Resume (Disabled)
Use this item to enable modem activity to wakeup the system from a power
saving mode.
RTC Alarm Resume (Disabled)
When set to Enabled, additional fields become available and you can set the date
(day of the month), hour, minute and second to turn on your system. 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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IRQs Activity Monitoring (Press Enter)
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IRQs Activity Monitoring
Primary INTR
IRQ3 (COM2)
IRQ4 (COM1)
IRQ5 (LPT2)
IRQ6 (Floppy Disk)
IRQ7 (LPT 1)
IRQ8 (RTC Alarm)
IRQ9 (IRQ2 Redir)
IRQ10 (Reserved)
IRQ11 (Reserved)
IRQ12 (PS/2 Mouse)
IRQ13 (Coprocessor)
IRQ14 (Hard Disk)
IRQ15 (Reserved)
[ON]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Set any IRQ to Enabled to allow activity at the IRQ to wake up the system from
a power saving mode.
Press <Esc> to return to the Integrated Peripherals page.
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 motherboard 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 motherboard 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
Assign IRQ For USB
[Disabled]
[Auto(ESCD)]
Press Enter
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
mnlk : Move
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
add-on and the system
reconfiguration has caused
such a serious conflict that
the OS cannot boot.
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
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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.
IRQs Resources
The submenu allows you to individually assign an interrupt type for interrupts
IRQ-3 to IRQ-15.
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PNP PCI Configurations
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-12 assigned to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Item Help
Menu Level
Legacy ISA for devices
compliant with the original
PC AT bus specification,
PCI/ISA PnP for devices
compliant with the Plug and
Play standard whether
designed for PCI or ISA bus
architecture
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
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.
In the Memory Resources submenu, use the first item Reserved Memory Base
to set the start address of the memory you want to reserve for the ISA expansion
card. Use the section item Reserved Memory Length to set the amount of
reserved memory. Press <Esc> to close the Memory 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 leave this item disabled.
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Assign IRQ For USB (Enabled)
Names the interrupt request (IRQ) line assigned to the USB (if any) on your
system. Activity of the selected IRQ always awakens the system.
PC Health Status
On motherboards 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
Item Help
CPU Vcore
VCC_DIMM
VDD
VCC5
Current CPU Temp
Current System Temp
CPU FAN Speed
JSYS_FAN Speed
Menu Level
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
System Component Characteristics
These items allow end users and technicians to monitor data provided by the
BIOS on this motherboard. You cannot make changes to these fields.
•
CPU Vcore
•
VCC_DIMM
•
VDD
•
VCC5
•
Current CPU Temp
•
Current System Temp
•
CPU FAN Speed
•
JSYS_ FAN Speed
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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
Auto Detect PCI Clk
Spread Spectrum
CPU Clock
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[100MHz]
Item Help
Menu Level
mnlk : Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F5:Previous Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Auto Detect PCI Clk (Enabled)
When this item is enabled, BIOS will disable the clock signal of free DIMM and
PCI slots.
Spread Spectrum (Disabled)
If you enable spread spectrum, it can significantly reduce the EMI (ElectroMagnetic Interference) generated by the system.
CPU Clock (100MHz)
Use the CPU Host Clock to set the frontside bus frequency for the installed
processor (usually 200MHz, 133 MHz or 100MHz).
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>.
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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>.
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:
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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.
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Chapter 4 Software & Applications
Introduction
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD-ROM that comes with
the motherboard package.
The support CD-ROM contains all useful software, necessary drivers and
utility programs to properly run our products. More program information is
available in a README file, located in the same directory as the software.
To run the support CD, simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. An
Auto Setup screen automatically pops out, and then you can go on the autoinstalling or manual installation depending on your operating system.
If your operating system is Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP, it will automatically
install all the drivers and utilities for your motherboard.
Installing Support Software
1
2
3
Insert the support CD-ROM disc in the CD-ROM drive.
When you insert the CD-ROM disc in the system CD-ROM drive,
the CD automatically displays an Auto Setup screen.
The screen displays three buttons of Setup, Browse CD and Exit on
the right side, and three others Setup, Application and ReadMe at
the bottom. Please see the following illustration.
The Setup button runs the software auto-installing program as explained in next
section.
The Browse CD button is a standard Windows command that you can check the
contents of the disc with the Windows 98 file browsing interface.
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The Exit button closes the Auto Setup window. To run the program again,
reinsert the CD-ROM disc in the drive; or click the CD-ROM driver from the
Windows Explorer, and click the Setup icon.
The Application button brings up a software menu. It shows the bundled
software that this mainboard supports.
The ReadMe brings you to the Install Path where you can find out path names
of software driver.
Auto-Installing under Windows 98SE/ME2000/XP
If you are under Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP, please click the Setup button to
run the software auto-installing program while the Auto Setup screen pops out
after inserting the support CD-ROM:
1
The installation program loads and displays the following screen.
Click the Next button.
2
Select the items that you want to setup by clicking on it (the default
options are recommended). Click the Next button to proceed.
3
The support software will automatically install.
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Once any of the installation procedures start, software is automatically installed
in sequence. You need to follow the onscreen instructions, confirm commands
and allow the computer to restart as few times as needed to complete installing
whatever software you selected. When the process is finished, all the support
software will be installed and start working.
Bundled Software Installation
All bundled software available on the CD-ROM is for users’ convenience. You
can install bundled software as follows:
1
Click the Application button while the Auto Setup screen pops out
after inserting the support CD-ROM.
2
A software menu appears. Click the software you want to install.
3
Follow onscreen instructions to install the software program step by
step until finished.
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