ECM-KA
AMD G-Series SoC Platform
3.5” Micro Module
User’s manual
2nd Ed – 29 October 2013
Part No. E2047391601R
ECM-KA User’s Manual
FCC Statement
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 FCC RULES. OPERATION IS
SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS:
(1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE.
(2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED INCLUDING
INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
THIS EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN TESTED AND FOUND TO COMPLY WITH THE LIMITS
FOR A CLASS "A" DIGITAL DEVICE, PURSUANT TO PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES.
THESE LIMITS ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE REASONABLE PROTECTION AGAINST
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE WHEN THE EQUIPMENT IS OPERATED IN A
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RADIATE RADIO FREQUENCY ENERGY AND, IF NOT INSTALLED AND USED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL, MAY CAUSE HARMFUL
INTERFERENCE TO RADIO COMMUNICATIONS.
OPERATION OF THIS EQUIPMENT IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA IS LIKELY TO CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE IN WHICH CASE THE USER WILL BE REQUIRED TO
CORRECT THE INTERFERENCE AT HIS OWN EXPENSE.
Notice
This guide is designed for experienced users to setup the system within the shortest time.
For detailed information, please always refer to the electronic user's manual.
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otherwise specified. Applications that are described in this manual are for illustration
purposes only. Avalue Technology Inc. makes no representation or warranty that such
application will be suitable for the specified use without further testing or modification.
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LIFE SUPPORT DEVICES OR SYSTEMS WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN APPROVAL
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surgical implant into body, or (b) support or sustain life and whose failure to perform,
when properly used in accordance with instructions for use provided in the labeling, can
be reasonably expected to result in significant injury to the user.
2. A critical component is any component of a life support device or system whose
failure to perform can be reasonably expected to cause the failure of the life
support device or system, or to affect its safety or effectiveness.
A Message to the Customer
Avalue Customer Services
Each and every Avalue’s product is built to the most exacting specifications to ensure
reliable performance in the harsh and demanding conditions typical of industrial
environments. Whether your new Avalue device is destined for the laboratory or the factory
floor, you can be assured that your product will provide the reliability and ease of operation
for which the name Avalue has come to be known.
Your satisfaction is our primary concern. Here is a guide to Avalue’s customer services. To
ensure you get the full benefit of our services, please follow the instructions below carefully.
Technical Support
We want you to get the maximum performance from your products. So if you run into
technical difficulties, we are here to help. For the most frequently asked questions, you can
easily find answers in your product documentation. These answers are normally a lot more
detailed than the ones we can give over the phone. So please consult the user’s manual
first.
To receive the latest version of the user’s manual; please visit our Web site at:
http://www.avalue.com.tw/
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Product Warranty
Avalue warrants to you, the original purchaser, that each of its products will be free from
defects in materials and workmanship for two years from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not apply to any products which have been repaired or altered by
persons other than repair personnel authorized by Avalue, or which have been subject to
misuse, abuse, accident or improper installation. Avalue assumes no liability under the
terms of this warranty as a consequence of such events. Because of Avalue’s high
quality-control standards and rigorous testing, most of our customers never need to use our
repair service. If any of Avalue’s products is defective, it will be repaired or replaced at no
charge during the warranty period. For out-of-warranty repairs, you will be billed according
to the cost of replacement materials, service time, and freight. Please consult your dealer
for more details. If you think you have a defective product, follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Collect all the information about the problem encountered. (For example,
CPU type and speed, Avalue’s products model name, hardware & BIOS
revision number, other hardware and software used, etc.) Note anything
abnormal and list any on-screen messages you get when the problem occurs.
Call your dealer and describe the problem. Please have your manual, product,
and any helpful information available.
If your product is diagnosed as defective, obtain an RMA (return material
authorization) number from your dealer. This allows us to process your good
return more quickly.
Carefully pack the defective product, a complete Repair and Replacement
Order Card and a photocopy proof of purchase date (such as your sales
receipt) in a shippable container. A product returned without proof of the
purchase date is not eligible for warranty service.
Write the RMA number visibly on the outside of the package and ship it
prepaid to your dealer.
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Content
1.
Getting Started ............................................................................................................ 8
1.1
Safety Precautions ......................................................................................... 8
1.2
Packing List .................................................................................................... 8
1.3
Document Amendment History....................................................................... 9
1.4
Manual Objectives ........................................................................................ 10
1.5
1.6
2.
System Specifications .................................................................................. 11
Architecture Overview – Block Diagram ....................................................... 13
Hardware Configuration ........................................................................................... 14
2.1
Product Overview ......................................................................................... 15
2.2
Installation Procedure ................................................................................... 17
2.2.1
Main Memory ........................................................................................ 18
2.3
Jumper and Connector List .......................................................................... 20
2.4
Setting Jumpers & Connectors ..................................................................... 22
2.4.1
Clear CMOS (JPCMOS1)...................................................................... 22
2.4.2
2.4.3
2.4.4
2.4.5
2.4.6
2.4.7
2.4.8
2.4.9
2.4.10
Touch connector select jumper (JTOUCH_SEL) (option)...................... 22
LCD backlight brightness adjustment (JVR1) ........................................ 23
AT/ ATX Input power select (JAT1) ....................................................... 23
COM 1 pin 9 signal select (JRI1) ........................................................... 24
5VSB connector in ATX (PWR_SB1) .................................................... 24
Battery connector (BAT1) ...................................................................... 25
CPU fan connector (CPU_FAN1) .......................................................... 25
System fan connector (SYS_FAN1) ...................................................... 26
COM 1 RS-422-485 mode (J422/1) ...................................................... 26
2.4.11 LCD inverter connector (JBKL1) ........................................................... 27
2.4.12 Low pin count connector (JLPC1) ......................................................... 27
2.4.13 Audio connector (JAUDIO1) .................................................................. 28
2.4.13.1
Signal Description – Audio connector (JAUDIO1) ................... 28
2.4.14 Serial port 2 connector (JCOM2) ........................................................... 29
2.4.15 General purpose I/O connector (DIO1) ................................................. 29
2.4.16 Miscellaneous setting connector (JFP1)................................................ 30
2.4.17 SPI connector (JSPI1) ........................................................................... 30
2.4.18 EC_Program (EC_SPI1) ....................................................................... 31
2.4.19
2.4.20
2.4.21
Power connector (PWR_IN1) ................................................................ 31
HDD power connector (HD_PWR1) ...................................................... 32
Touch connector (JTOUCH1) (option)................................................... 32
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2.4.22 LVDS connector (JLVDS1).................................................................... 33
2.4.23
2.4.24
2.4.25
2.4.26
On-board box header for USB2.0 (JUSB1) ........................................... 34
On-board box header for USB2.0 (JUSB2) ........................................... 34
On-board box header for USB2.0 (JUSB3) ........................................... 35
PS/2 keyboard & mouse connector (JKBMS) ........................................ 35
3. BIOS Setup ................................................................................................................... 36
3.1
Introduction................................................................................................... 37
3.2
Starting Setup............................................................................................... 37
3.3
Using Setup .................................................................................................. 38
3.4
Getting Help ................................................................................................. 39
3.5
3.6
In Case of Problems ..................................................................................... 39
BIOS setup ................................................................................................... 40
3.6.1
Main Menu ............................................................................................ 40
3.6.1.1
System Language ................................................................... 40
3.6.1.2
System Date ........................................................................... 40
3.6.1.3
System Time ........................................................................... 40
3.6.2
Advanced Menu .................................................................................... 41
3.6.2.1
PCI Subsystem Settings ......................................................... 41
3.6.2.1.1
PCI Express Settings .............................................................. 42
3.6.2.2
3.6.2.3
3.6.2.4
3.6.2.4.1
3.6.2.5
3.6.2.6
3.6.2.7
3.6.2.8
3.6.2.8.1
S5 RTC Wake Settings ........................................................... 44
APCI Settings.......................................................................... 44
CPU Configuration .................................................................. 45
Node 0 Information ................................................................. 46
IDE Configuration.................................................................... 47
USB Configuration .................................................................. 47
SMART Settings ..................................................................... 48
Super IO Configuration ........................................................... 49
Serial Port 0 Configuration ...................................................... 50
3.6.2.8.2
Serial Port 1 Configuration ...................................................... 51
3.6.2.9
H/W Monitor ............................................................................ 52
3.6.2.10
UEFI PXE................................................................................ 52
3.6.2.11
Network Stack ......................................................................... 53
3.6.3
Chipset ................................................................................................ 54
3.6.3.1
GFX Configuration ................................................................ 54
3.6.3.2
South Bridge ......................................................................... 56
3.6.3.2.1
SB SATA Configuration ......................................................... 56
3.6.3.2.2
SB USB Configuration ........................................................... 57
3.6.3.2.3
SB HD Azalia Configuration................................................... 58
3.6.3.3
North Bridge ............................................................................ 59
3.6.3.3.1
Memory Configuration ........................................................... 59
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3.6.3.3.2
Socket 0 Information ............................................................... 60
3.6.4
Boot ..................................................................................................... 61
3.6.4.1
CSM16 Parameters ................................................................ 62
3.6.4.2
CSM Parameters .................................................................... 63
3.6.5
Security ............................................................................................... 64
3.6.6
Save and exit ....................................................................................... 64
3.6.6.1
Save Changes and Reset ....................................................... 65
3.6.6.2
Discard Changes and Reset ................................................... 65
3.6.6.3
Restore Defaults ..................................................................... 65
3.6.6.4
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device ................................ 65
4. Drivers Installation....................................................................................................... 66
4.1
Install VGA/Chipset Driver ............................................................................ 67
4.2
Install Audio Driver (For Realtek ALC892).................................................... 68
4.3
Install Ethernet Driver (For Realtek 8111E) .................................................. 69
5. Mechanical Drawing .................................................................................................... 70
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1. Getting Started
1.1 Safety Precautions
Warning!
Always completely disconnect the power cord from your
chassis whenever you work with the hardware. Do not
make connections while the power is on. Sensitive
electronic components can be damaged by sudden power
surges. Only experienced electronics personnel should
open the PC chassis.
Caution!
Always ground yourself to remove any static charge before
touching the CPU card. Modern electronic devices are very
sensitive to static electric charges. As a safety precaution,
use a grounding wrist strap at all times. Place all electronic
components in a static-dissipative surface or static-shielded
bag when they are not in the chassis.
1.2 Packing List
Before you begin installing your single board, please make sure that the
following materials have been shipped:






1 x 3.5” ECM-KA Micro Module
1 x Quick Installation Guide for ECM-KA
1 x AUX-032 daughter board W/Audio/4USB
1 x DVD-ROM contains the followings:
— User’s Manual (this manual in PDF file)
— Ethernet driver and utilities
— VGA drivers and utilities
— Audio drivers and utilities
1 x Cable set contains the followings:
— 1 x Audio cable (12pin,2.0 pitch)
— 1 x USB 2.0 cable (10P/2.0mm-10P/2.0mm)
— 1 x Serial ATA cable (7-pin, standard)
— 1 x Wire SATA power cable (15-pin,4P/2.5mm)
— 1 x Flat cable 9P(M)-PHD 10P/2.0mm)
3M foam (VHB-4622 10mm*20mm*1.1mm)
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1.3 Document Amendment History
Revision
1
st
2nd
Date
Comment
September 2013 Initial Release
October 2013
Update Drivers Installation
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1.4 Manual Objectives
This manual describes in detail the Avalue Technology ECM-KA Single Board.
We have tried to include as much information as possible but we have not duplicated
information that is provided in the standard IBM Technical References, unless it proved to
be necessary to aid in the understanding of this board.
We strongly recommend that you study this manual carefully before attempting to interface
with ECM-KA series or change the standard configurations. Whilst all the necessary
information is available in this manual we would recommend that unless you are confident,
you contact your supplier for guidance.
Please be aware that it is possible to create configurations within the CMOS RAM that
make booting impossible. If this should happen, clear the CMOS settings, (see the
description of the Jumper Settings for details).
If you have any suggestions or find any errors concerning this manual and want to inform
us of these, please contact our Customer Service department with the relevant details.
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1.5 System Specifications
System
CPU
On board AMD Embedded G-Series BGA SoC
BIOS
AMI uEFI BIOS, 32Mbit SPI Flash ROM
System Chipset
I/O Chip
AMD SoC APU integrated chips
ITE8518VG
System Memory
1 x 204-pin s DDR3 SODIMM up to 8GB DDR3 1600 SDRAM
SSD
1 x CompactFlash Type I/II socket (support InnoDisk CF-SATA)
Watchdog Timer
H/W Status
Monitor
Expansion
H/W Reset, 1sec. – 65535sec.
CPU & system temperature monitoring
Voltages monitoring
1 x mini-PCIe (mSATA supported)
Display
Chipset
AMD SoC APU integrated Graphics
CRT Mode: 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
Resolution
HDMI Mode: 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
LCD/ Simultaneous Mode: 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz (Through eDP)
Multiple Display
LCD Interface
CRT + LVDS, HDMI + LVDS, CRT + HDMI
Dual-channel 18/ 24-bit LVDS
Ethernet
Chipset
2 x RTL8111E Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet Interface 10/100/1000 Base-Tx compatible
Audio
Chipset
Audio Interface
Realtek ALC892 support 5.1 –CH Audio
Mic-In, Line-In and Line-Out
I/O
2 x SATA III
MIO
2 x serial (COM2 with 5x2 pitch 2.0mm wafer connector, One COM can be set as
RS-232/422/485(4-wire)selectable by BIOS
1 x K/B & Mouse
USB
2x USB 3.0, 6xUSB 2.0
DIO
4-bit GPI,4-bit GPO
Built-in Touch
screen (optional)
Chipset
Touch screen
interface
PenMount 6000
With 9-pin 2.0mm Box Header (can be selected to support 4/5/8 wire touch screen)
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Mechanical &
Environmental
Power Requirement +12V~+26V
Power Type
ACPI
Operating Temp.
Storage Temp.
AT/ATX
Single power ATX Support S0,S3,S5
ACPI 3.0 Compliant
0°C ~ 60°C
-40°C ~ 75°C
Operating Humidity 0%~90% relative humidity, non-condensing
Size (L x W)
Weight
5.7" x 4" (146mm x 101mm)
0.44lbs (0.2kg)
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1.6 Architecture Overview – Block Diagram
The following block diagram shows the architecture and main components of ECM-KA.
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2. Hardware
Configuration
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2.1 Product Overview
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2.2 Installation Procedure
This chapter explains you the instructions of how to setup your system.
1. Turn off the power supply.
2. Insert the SODIMM module (be careful with the orientation).
3. Insert all external cables for hard disk, floppy, keyboard, mouse, USB etc. except for flat
panel. A CRT monitor must be connected in order to change CMOS settings to support
flat panel.
4. Connect power supply to the board via the ATXPWR.
5. Turn on the power.
6. Enter the BIOS setup by pressing the delete key during boot up. Use the “LOAD BIOS
DEFAULTS” feature. The Integrated Peripheral Setup and the Standard CMOS Setup
Window must be entered and configured correctly to match the particular system
configuration.
7. If TFT panel display is to be utilized, make sure the panel voltage is correctly set before
connecting the display cable and turning on the power.
Note: Make sure the heat sink and the CPU top surface are in total contact to
avoid CPU overheating problem that would cause the system to hang or
unstable
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2.2.1
Main Memory
ECM-KA provides one 204-pin DDR3L SODIMM socket, supports up to 8GB DDR3L 1600
SDRAM.
SODIMM
(Rear side)
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing SODIMMs
or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to
both the board and the components.
 Locate the SODIMM socket on the board.
 Hold two edges of the SODIMM module carefully. Keep away of touching its
connectors.
 Align the notch key on the module with the rib on the slot.
 Firmly press the modules into the socket automatically snaps into the mounting notch.
Do not force the SODIMM module in with extra force as the SODIMM module only fit
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in one direction.
 To remove the SODIMM modules, push the two ejector tabs on the slot outward
simultaneously, and then pull out the SODIMM module.
Note:
(1) Please do not change any DDR3 SDRAM parameter in BIOS setup to increase
your system’s performance without acquiring technical information in advance.
(2) Static electricity can damage the electronic components of the computer or
optional boards. Before starting these procedures, ensure that you are
discharged of static electricity by touching a grounded metal object briefly.
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2.3 Jumper and Connector List
You can configure your board to match the needs of your application by setting jumpers. A
jumper is the simplest kind of electric switch.
It consists of two metal pins and a small metal clip (often protected by a plastic cover) that
slides over the pins to connect them. To “close” a jumper you connect the pins with the clip.
To “open” a jumper you remove the clip. Sometimes a jumper will have three pins, labeled 1,
2, and 3. In this case, you would connect either two pins.
The jumper settings are schematically depicted in this manual as follows:
A pair of needle-nose pliers may be helpful when working with jumpers.
Connectors on the board are linked to external devices such as hard disk drives, a
keyboard, or floppy drives. In addition, the board has a number of jumpers that allow you to
configure your system to suit your application.
If you have any doubts about the best hardware configuration for your application, contact
your local distributor or sales representative before you make any changes.
The following tables list the function of each of the board’s jumpers and connectors.
Jumpers
Label
Function
Note
JPCMOS1
Clear CMOS
3 x 1 header, pitch 2.54 mm
JTOUCH_SEL
Touch connector select jumper
(option)
3 x 1 header, pitch 2.54 mm
JVR1
LCD backlight brightness adjustment 3 x 1 header, pitch 2.54 mm
JRI1
COM 1 pin 9 signal select
3 x 2 header, pitch 2.00 mm
JAT1
AT/ ATX Input power select
3 x 1 header, pitch 2.00 mm
Label
Function
Note
JTOUCH1
Touch connector (option)
9 x 1 wafer, pitch 2.00 mm
BAT1
Battery connector
2 x 1 wafer, pitch 1.25 mm
CPU_FAN1
CPU fan connector
4 x 1 wafer, pitch 2.54 mm
Connectors
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HDMI1
HDMI connector
J422/1
COM 1 RS-422-485 mode
2 x 3 wafer, pitch 2.00 mm
JAUDIO1
Audio connector
2 x 6 wafer, pitch 2.00 mm
JBKL1
LCD inverter connector
5 x 1 wafer, pitch 2.00 mm
COM1
Serial port 1 connector
D-sub 9-pin, male
JCOM2
Serial port 2 connector
2 x 5 wafer, pitch 2.00 mm
DIO1
General purpose I/O connector
2 x 6 wafer, pitch 2.00 mm
JFP1
Miscellaneous setting connector
2 x 5 wafer, pitch 2.00 mm
JLPC1
Low pin count connector
7 x 2 header, pitch 2.00 mm
JLVDS1
LVDS connector
20 x 2 header, pitch 1.25 mm
JSPI1
SPI connector
4 x 2 header, pitch 2.00 mm
JUSB1
On-board box header for USB2.0
2 x 5 wafer, pitch 2.00 mm
JUSB2
On-board box header for USB2.0
2 x 5 wafer, pitch 2.00 mm
JUSB3
On-board box header for USB2.0
2 x 5 wafer, pitch 2.00 mm
HD_PWR1
HDD power connector
1 x 4 wafer, pitch 2.50 mm
LAN1/2
RJ-45 Ethernet connector
LED2
LED connector
PWR_SB1
5VSB connector in ATX
3 x 1 wafer, pitch 2.54 mm
PWR_IN1
Power connector
2 x 2 wafer, pitch 4.20 mm
JKBMS
PS/2 keyboard & mouse connector
2 x 3 wafer, pitch 2.00 mm
EC_SPI1
EC_Program
4 x 2 header, pitch 2.00 mm
SATA1/2
Serial ATA connector 1/2
SYS_FAN1
System fan connector
4 x 1 wafer, pitch 2.54 mm
VGA
VGA connector
D-sub 15-pin, female
MPCIE2
Mini-PCI connector
SODIMM1
DDR3 SODIMM connector
CF1
CF card slot
USB1
On-board connector for USB3.0 x 2
Note:
1. USB 3.0 ports would not be activated unless USB 3.0 driver is loaded in Windows.
2. In order to facilitate USB 3.0 ports, no matter in a system or single board, please attach either PS2
keyboard/mouse or USB 2.0 keyboard/mouse to on-board USB 2.0 pin header in advance in order to
install chip driver (USB 3.0 driver is included) in Windows.
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2.4 Setting Jumpers & Connectors
2.4.1
Clear CMOS (JPCMOS1)
Normal*
CMOS Clear
* Default
2.4.2 Touch connector select jumper (JTOUCH_SEL) (option)
5W*
4/8W
* Default
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2.4.3 LCD backlight brightness adjustment (JVR1)
PWM mode*
DC mode
* Default
2.4.4 AT/ ATX Input power select (JAT1)
AT*
ATX
* Default
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2.4.5 COM 1 pin 9 signal select (JRI1)
+5V
Ring*
+12V
* Default
2.4.6 5VSB connector in ATX (PWR_SB1)
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Signal
PIN
PS_ON#
1
GND
2
+V5A_ATX_SB
3
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2.4.7 Battery connector (BAT1)
Signal
PIN
GND
2
+3.3V
1
2.4.8 CPU fan connector (CPU_FAN1)
Signal
PIN
GND
1
+12V
2
EC_TACH0
3
FAN_PWM0
4
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2.4.9 System fan connector (SYS_FAN1)
Signal
PIN
GND
1
+12V
2
EC_TACH1
3
FAN_PWM1
4
2.4.10 COM 1 RS-422-485 mode (J422/1)
Signal
PIN PIN
Signal
485TX.RX-/422TX-
2
1
422RX+
485TX.RX+/422TX+
4
3
422RX-
5V
6
5
GND
Note:
J422/485 is available after modify the mode of COM1
in BIOS setting
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2.4.11 LCD inverter connector (JBKL1)
Signal
PIN
+12V
1
GND
2
BKLEN
3
BRIADJ
4
+5V
5
2.4.12 Low pin count connector (JLPC1)
Signal
PIN PIN
Signal
LPC_AD0
1
2
+3.3V
LPC_AD1
3
4
LPC_RST#
LPC_AD2
5
6
LPC_FRAME#
LPC_AD3
7
8
LPC_CLK1
SERIRQ
9
10
GND
+V5S
11
12
GND
+V5A
13
14
LDRQ0#
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2.4.13 Audio connector (JAUDIO1)
Signal
PIN PIN
FRONT-L-OUT
1
2
FRONT-R-OUT
GND
3
4
GND
LINE1-L-IN
5
6
LINE1-R-IN
MIC1-L-IN
7
8
MIC1-R-IN
LINE1-JD
9
10
FRONT-JD
GND
11
12
MIC1-JD
2.4.13.1 Signal Description – Audio connector (JAUDIO1)
Signal
Signal Description
LINE1_JD
AUDIO IN (LINE_RIN/LIN)sense pin
FRONT_JD
AUDIO Out(ROUT/LOUT) sense pin
MIC1_JD
MIC IN (MIC_RIN/LIN) sense pin
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2.4.14 Serial port 2 connector (JCOM2)
Signal
2.4.15
PIN PIN
Signal
RXDD2
2
1
DCD2
DTR2
4
3
TXDD2
DSR2
6
5
GND
CTS2
8
7
RTS2
NC
10
9
RI2
General purpose I/O connector (DIO1)
Signal
PIN PIN
Signal
DO0
2
1
DI0
DO1
4
3
DI1
DO2
6
5
DI2
DO3
8
7
DI3
SMB_CLK_9555 10
9
SMB_DATA_9555
11
+V5S_DIO
GND
12
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2.4.16
Miscellaneous setting connector (JFP1)
Signal
PIN
1
PWBT
2
3
RST#
4
PWR-LED-
5
PWR-LED+
6
HDD-LED+
7
HDD-LED-
8
9
COPEN#
10
2.4.17 SPI connector (JSPI1)
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Signal
PIN
PIN
Signal
+3.3V
1
2
GND
SPI_CS#
3
4
SPI_CLK
SPI_DI
5
6
SPI_DO
SPI_HOLD#
7
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Signal
PIN
PIN
Signal
+VSPI_EC
1
2
GND
EC_FSCE#
3
4
EC_FSCK
EC_FMISO
5
6
EC_FMOSI
EC_HOLD#
7
2.4.19 Power connector (PWR_IN1)
Signal
PIN PIN
Signal
+V_DCIN
4
3
+V_DCIN
GND
2
1
GND
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2.4.20 HDD power connector (HD_PWR1)
Signal
PIN
+5V
4
+5V
3
GND
2
GND
1
2.4.21 Touch connector (JTOUCH1) (option)
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PIN
Signal
4-WIRE
5-WIRE
8-WIRE
1
X+
NC
NC
Right Sense
2
X-
NC
NC
Left Sense
3
Y+
NC
NC
Bottom Sense
4
SENSE
NC
Sense
Top Sense
5
X+
Right
LR
Right Excite
6
X-
Left
LL
Left Excite
7
Y+
Bottom
UR
Bottom Excite
8
Y-
Top
UL
Top Excite
9
GND
GND
GND
GND
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2.4.22 LVDS connector (JLVDS1)
Signal
PIN PIN
Signal
+12V
39
40
+12V
GND
37
38
GND
LVDS_CLK2_N
35
36
LVDS_CLK1_N
LVDS_CLK2_P
33
34
LVDS_CLK1_P
GND
31
32
GND
LVDS_DATA7_N
29
30
LVDS_DATA6_N
LVDS_DATA7_P
27
28
LVDS_DATA6_P
GND
25
26
GND
LVDS_DATA5_N
23
24
LVDS_DATA4_N
LVDS_DATA5_P
21
22
LVDS_DATA4_P
GND
19
20
GND
LVDS_DATA3_N
17
18
LVDS_DATA2_N
LVDS_DATA3_P
15
16
LVDS_DATA2_P
GND
13
14
GND
LVDS_DATA1_N
11
12
LVDS_DATA0_N
LVDS_DATA1_P
9
10
LVDS_DATA0_P
GND
7
8
GND
NC
5
6
NC
+3.3V
3
4
+5V
+3.3V
1
2
+5V
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2.4.23 On-board box header for USB2.0 (JUSB1)
Signal
PIN PIN
Signal
+5V
1
2
+5V
USB_PN_Z_1
3
4
USB_PN_Z_0
USB_PP_Z_1
5
6
USB_PP_Z_0
GND
7
8
GND
GND
9
10
GND
2.4.24 On-board box header for USB2.0 (JUSB2)
Signal
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PIN PIN
Signal
+5V
1
2
+5V
USB_PN_Z_2
3
4
USB_PN_Z_3
USB_PP_Z_2
5
6
USB_PP_Z_3
GND
7
8
GND
GND
9
10
GND
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2.4.25 On-board box header for USB2.0 (JUSB3)
Signal
PIN PIN
Signal
+5V
1
2
+5V
USB_PN_Z_4
3
4
USB_PN_Z_5
USB_PP_Z_4
5
6
USB_PP_Z_5
GND
7
8
GND
GND
9
10
GND
2.4.26 PS/2 keyboard & mouse connector (JKBMS)
Signal
PIN PIN
Signal
KBDT
2
1
KBCK
GND
4
3
KBVCC
MSDT
6
5
MSCK
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3.1 Introduction
The BIOS setup program allows users to modify the basic system configuration. In this
following chapter will describe how to access the BIOS setup program and the
configuration options that may be changed.
3.2 Starting Setup
The AMI BIOS™ is immediately activated when you first power on the computer. The BIOS
reads the system information contained in the NVRAM and begins the process of checking
out the system and configuring it. When it finishes, the BIOS will seek an operating system
on one of the disks and then launch and turn control over to the operating system.
While the BIOS is in control, the Setup program can be activated in one of two ways:
By pressing <Del> or <ESC> immediately after switching the system on, or
By pressing the <Del> or <ESC> key when the following message appears briefly at the
left-top of the screen during the POST (Power On Self Test).
Press <DEL> or <ESC> to enter SETUP
If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter Setup, restart the
system to try again by turning it OFF then ON or pressing the "RESET" button on the
system case. You may also restart by simultaneously pressing <Ctrl>, <Alt>, and <Delete>
keys. If you do not press the keys at the correct time and the system does not boot, an error
message will be displayed and you will again be asked to.
Press F1 to Continue, DEL to enter SETUP
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3.3 Using Setup
In general, you use the arrow keys to highlight items, press <Enter> to select, use the
PageUp and PageDown 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
using the keyboard.
Button
Description
↑
Move to previous item
↓
Move to next item
←
Move to the item in the left hand
→
+ key
Move to the item in the right hand
Main Menu -- Quit and not save changes into NVRAM
Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu -- Exit current page and
return to Main Menu
Increase the numeric value or make changes
- key
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
F1 key
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu
F2 key
Previous Values.
F3 key
Optimized defaults
F4 key
Save & Exit Setup
Esc key
 Navigating Through The Menu Bar
Use the left and right arrow keys to choose the menu you want to be in.
Note:
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
 To Display a Sub Menu
Use the arrow keys to move the cursor to the sub menu you want. Then press
<Enter>. A “” pointer marks all sub menus.
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3.4 Getting Help
Press F1 to pop up a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and the
possible selections for the highlighted item. To exit the Help Window press <Esc> or the F1
key again.
3.5 In Case of Problems
If, after making and saving system changes with Setup, you discover that your computer no
longer is able to boot, the AMI BIOS supports an override to the NVRAM settings which
resets your system to its defaults.
The best advice is to only alter settings which you thoroughly understand. To this end, we
strongly recommend that you avoid making any changes to the chipset defaults. These
defaults have been carefully chosen by both BIOS Vendor and your systems manufacturer
to provide the absolute maximum performance and reliability. Even a seemingly small
change to the chipset setup has the potential for causing you to use the override.
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3.6 BIOS setup
Once you enter the Aptio Setup Utility, the Main Menu will appear on the screen. The Main
Menu allows you to select from several setup functions and exit choices. Use the arrow
keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept and enter the sub-menu.
3.6.1 Main Menu
This section allows you to record some basic hardware configurations in your computer and
set the system clock.
3.6.1.1 System Language
This option allows choosing the system default language.
3.6.1.2 System Date
Use the system date option to set the system date. Manually enter the day, month and
year.
3.6.1.3 System Time
Use the system time option to set the system time. Manually enter the hours, minutes and
seconds.
Note: The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
Visit the Avalue website (www.avalue.com.tw) to download the latest
product and BIOS information.
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3.6.2 Advanced Menu
This section allows you to configure your CPU and other system devices for basic operation
through the following sub-menus.
3.6.2.1 PCI Subsystem Settings
Item
PCI Latency Timer
Options
32 PCI Bus Clocks[Default],
64 PCI Bus Clocks
Description
Value to be programmed into PCI Latency
Timer Register.
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96 PCI Bus Clocks
128 PCI Bus Clocks
160 PCI Bus Clocks
192 PCI Bus Clocks
224 PCI Bus Clocks
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VGA Palette Snoop
Disabled[Default],
Enabled
Enables or Disables VGA Registers Snooping.
PERR# Generation
Disabled[Default],
Enabled
Enable or Disable PCI Device to Generate
PERR#.
SERR# Generation
Disabled[Default],
Enabled
Enable or Disable PCI Device to Generate
SERR#.
PCI Express Settings
Change PCI Express Devices Settings.
3.6.2.1.1 PCI Express Settings
Item
Options
Disabled[Default],
Enabled
Description
Enables or Disables PCI Express Device
Relaxed Ordering.
Extended Tag
Disabled[Default],
Enabled
If ENABLED allows Device to use 8-bit Tag
field as a requester.
No Snoop
Disabled,
Enabled[Default]
Enables or Disables PCI Express Device No
Snoop option.
Relaxed Ordering
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Maximum Payload
Maximum Read Request
ASPM Support
Auto[Default]
128 Bytes
256 Bytes
512 Bytes
1024 Bytes
2048 Bytes
4096 Bytes
Auto[Default]
128 Bytes
256 Bytes
512 Bytes
1024 Bytes
2048 Bytes
4096 Bytes
Disabled[Default]
Auto
Force L0s
Set Maximum Payload of PCI Express Device
or allow System BIOS to select the value.
Set Maximum Read Request Size of PCI
Express Device or allow System BIOS to
select the value.
Set ASPM Level: Force L0s – Force all links
L0s State : AUTO – BIOS auto configure :
DISABLE – Disables ASPM.
Extended Synch
Disabled[Default]
Enabled
If ENABLED allows generation of Extended
Synchronization patterns.
Link Training Retry
Disabled
2
3
5[Default]
Defines number of Retry Attempts software
will take to retrain the link if previous training
attempt was unsuccessful.
Link Training Timeout (uS)
10-10000
100[Default]
Unpopulated Links
Keep Link ON[Default]
Disabled
Restore PCIE Registers
Disabled[Default],
Enabled
Defines number of Microseconds software will
wait before polling ‘Link Training’ bit in Link
Status register. Value range from 10 to 10000
uS.
In order to save power, software will disable
unpopulated PCI Express links, if this option
set to ‘Disable Link’.
On non-PCI Express aware OS’s (Pre
Windows Vista) some devices may not be
correctly reinitialized after S3. Enabling this
restors PCI Express device configurations on
S3 resume. Warning: Enabling this may cause
issues with other hardware after S3 resume.
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3.6.2.2 S5 RTC Wake Settings
Item
Options
Wake system with Fixed Time
Disabled[Default],
Enabled
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Description
Enable or disable System wake on alarm
event. When enabled, System will wake on the
hr::min::sec specified.
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Enable ACPI Auto
Configuration
Options
Disabled[Default],
Enabled
Enable Hibernation
Disabled,
Enabled[Default]
APCI Sleep State
Suspend Disabled
S3 only(Suspend to RAM)[Default]
Lock Legacy
Resources
DeepS5
Disabled[Default],
Enabled
Disabled[Default]
Enabled
Description
Enables or Disables BIOS ACPI Auto
Configuration.
Enables or Disables System ability to
Hibernate (OS/S4 Sleep State). This
option may be not effective with some
OS.
Select ACPI sleep state the system
will enter when the SUSPEND button
is pressed.
Enables or Disables Lock of Legacy
Resources.
Enter DeepS5.
3.6.2.4 CPU Configuration
Use the CPU configuration menu to view detailed CPU specification and configure the
CPU.
Item
PSS Support
PSTATE Adjustment
Options
Disabled,
Enabled[Default]
PState 0[Default]
PState 1
PState 2
PState 3
PState 4
PState 5
PState 6
PState 7
Description
Enable/disable the generation of ACPI_PPC,
_PSS, and _PCT objects.
Provide to adjust startup P-state level.
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PPC Adjustment
PState 0[Default]
PState 1
PState 2
PState 3
PState 4
PState 5
PState 6
PState 7
Provide to adjust _PPC object.
NX Mode
Disabled,
Enabled[Default]
Enable/disable No-execute page protection
Function.
SVM Mode
Disabled,
Enabled[Default]
Enable/disable CPU Virtualization.
C6 Mode
Disabled,
Enabled[Default]
Enable/disable C6.
CPB Mode
Auto
Disabled[Default]
Enable/disable CPB.
Core Leveling Mode
Automatic mode[Default]
Three cores per processor
Two cores per processor
One core per processor
Node 0 Information
View Memory Information related to Node 0.
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Change the number of cores in the system.
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3.6.2.5 IDE Configuration
3.6.2.6 USB Configuration
The USB Configuration menu helps read USB information and configures USB settings.
Item
Options
Legacy USB Support
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
Auto
USB3.0 Support
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
Description
Enables Legacy USB support. AUTO option
disables legacy support if no USB devices are
connected. DISABLE option will keep USB
devices available only for EFI applications.
Enable/Disable USB3.0 (XHCI) Controller
support.
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XHCI Hand-off
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
EHCI Hand-off
Enabled
Disabled[Default]
USB Mass Storage Driver Support
USB transfer time-out
Device reset time-out
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
1 sec
5 sec
10 sec
20 sec[Default]
10 sec
20 sec[Default]
30 sec
40 sec
Device power-up delay
Auto[Default]
Manual
JetFlashTranscend 4GB 1100
Auto[Default]
Floppy
Forced FDD
Hard Disk
CD-ROM
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This is a workaround for OSew without XHCI
hand-off support. The XHCI ownership change
should be claimed by XHCI driver.
This is a workaround for OSes without EHCI
hand-off support. The EHCI ownership change
should be claimed by EHCI driver.
Enable/Disable USB Mass Storage Driver
Support.
The time-out value for Control, Bulk, and
Interrupt transfers.
USB mass storage device Start Unit command
time-out.
Maximum time the device will take before it
properly reports itself to the Host Controller.
‘Auto’ uses default value: for a Root port it is
100ms, for a Hub port the delay is taken form
Hub descriptor.
Mass storage device emulation type. ‘AUTO’
enumerates devices according to their media
format. Optical drives are emulated as
‘CDROM’, drives with no media will be
emulated according to a drive type.
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Item
SMART Self Test
Options
Disabled,
Enabled[Default]
Description
Run SMART Self Test on all HDDs during
POST.
3.6.2.8 Super IO Configuration
You can use this item to set up or change the Super IO configuration for serial ports. Please
refer to 3.6.2.9.1 and 3.6.2.9.2 for more information.
Item
Option
Description
Serial Port 0 Configuration
Set Parameters of Serial Port 0 (COMA).
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Set Parameters of Serial Port 1 (COMB).
Watch Dog
PWRON After PWR-Fall
Disabled[Default]
30 sec
40 sec
50 sec
1 min
2 min
10 min
30 min
Off[Default]
On
Select WatchDog.
Select PWRON After
PWR-Fail.
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3.6.2.8.1 Serial Port 0 Configuration
Item
Serial Port
Change Settings
Serial Port 232/422/485
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Option
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
Auto[Default]
IO=3F8h; IRQ=4,
IO=3F8h; IRQ=3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12
IO=2F8h; IRQ=3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12
IO=3E8h; IRQ=3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12
IO=2E8h; IRQ=3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12
RS232[Default],
RS422,
RS485
Description
Enable or Disable Serial Port
(COM).
Select an optimal setting for
Super IO device.
Change the Serial Port mode.
Select < RS232> or <
RS485>< RS422> mode.
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3.6.2.8.2 Serial Port 1 Configuration
Item
Serial Port
Change Settings
Option
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
Description
Enable or Disable Serial Port
(COM).
Auto[Default]
IO=2F8h; IRQ=3
IO=3F8h; IRQ=3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12
IO=2F8h; IRQ=3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12
IO=3E8h; IRQ=3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12
IO=2E8h; IRQ=3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12
Select an optimal setting for
Super IO device.
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3.6.2.9 H/W Monitor
Item
Smart Fan Function
Description
Enable or Disable Smart Fan.
3.6.2.10 UEFI PXE
Item
UEFI PXE Driver
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Options
Enabled
Disabled[Default]
Description
Enable/Disable UEFI PXE Driver.
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3.6.2.11 Network Stack
Item
Network Stack
Options
Enabled
Disabled[Default]
Description
Enable/Disable UEFI network stack.
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3.6.3
Chipset
3.6.3.1
GFX Configuration
Item
Primary Video Device
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Option
IGD Video[Default]
NB PCIe Slot Video
Description
Select Primary Video Device That BIOS
Will Use To For Output.
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Integrated Graphics
PSPP Policy
CH7511 EDID Panel Option
Backlight brightness
LVDS Back Light PWM
Frequency
DP0 Output Mode
DP1 Output Mode
Auto[Default]
Disabled
Force
Disabled
Performance
Balanced-High
Balanced-Low[Default]
Power Saving
1024x768 24/1
800x600 18/1
1024x768 18/1 [Default]
1366x768 18/1
1024x600 18/1
1280x800 18/1
1920x1200 24/2
640x480 18/1
800x480 18/1
1920x1080 18/2
1280x1024 24/2
1440x900 18/2
1600x1200 24/2
1366x768 24/1
1920x1080 24/2
1680x1050 24/2
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%[Default]
200[Default]
300
400
500
700
1K
2K
3K
5K
10K
20K
HDMI[Default]
Disabled
LVDS
Disabled [Default]
Enable Integrate Graphics Controller.
PCIe Speed Power Policy.
Port1-EDP to LVDS(Chrotel 7511) Panel
EDID Option.
Select back light duty.
Select LVDS back light PWM Frequency.
NB PCIE Connect Type (Display Device).
NB PCIE Connect Type (Display Device).
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3.6.3.2
South Bridge
3.6.3.2.1 SB SATA Configuration
Item
OnChip SATA Channel1
Option
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
OnChip SATA Type
Native IDE[Default]
AHCI
Legacy IDE
OnChip IDE Mode
Legacy Mode
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Description
OnChip SATA Channel1.
Native IDE /n RAID /n Legacy IDE -> AHCI
/n HyperFlash.
OnChip IDE Mode.
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Native Mode
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
SATA IDE Combined Mode.
3.6.3.2.2 SB USB Configuration
Item
XHCI Controller 0
OHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 18 Fn 0)
EHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 18 Fn 2)
OHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 19 Fn 0)
EHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 19 Fn 2)
USB Port 0~7
XHCIO Port 0~1
Option
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
Description
XHCI Enable Help.
OHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 18 Fn 0).
EHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 18 Fn 2).
OHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 19 Fn 0).
EHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 19 Fn 2).
USB Port 0~7.
XHCIO Port 0~1.
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3.6.3.2.3 SB HD Azalia Configuration
Item
HD Audio Azalia Device
HDMI codec
Azalia Snoop
Audio verb-table
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Option
Auto
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled[Default]
Sense[Default]
Non-Sense
Description
HD Audio Azalia Device.
HDMI codec.
Azalia Snoop.
Audio verb-table option.
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3.6.3.3 North Bridge
Item
Option
Auto[Default]
800Mhz
1066Mhz
1333Mhz
1600Mhz
1866Mhz
Memory Clock
Memory Clear
Not Cleared
Cleared[Default]
Description
This Option Allows User to select different
Memory Clock. Default value is 800Mhz.
Memory Clear functionality control.
3.6.3.3.1 Memory Configuration
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Item
Memory Hole Remapping
Option
Enabled[Default]
Disabled
Bank Interleaving
Enabled
Disabled[Default]
Memory Hole 15MB-16MB
Enabled
Disabled[Default]
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Description
Memory Hole Remapping.
Bank Interleaving.
Memory Hole 15MB-16MB for some ISA
expansion cards.
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3.6.4
Boot
Item
Option
Setup Prompt Timeout
1~ 65535
Bootup NumLock State
Quiet Boot
Fast Boot
Boot Option #1/2
CSM16 Parameters
CSM parameters
On[Default]
Off
Disabled[Default]
Enabled
Disabled[Default]
Enabled
Description
Number of seconds to wait for setup
activation key. 65535(0xFFFF) means
indefinite waiting.
Select the Keyboard NumLock state
Enables or disables Quiet Boot option
Enables or disables boot with
initialization of a minimal set of devices
required to launch active boot option.
Has no effect for BBS boot options.
Set the system boot order.
CSM16 configuration: Enable/Disable, Option ROM execution settings,
etc.
OpROM execution, boot options filter,etc.
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3.6.4.1 CSM16 Parameters
Item
Option
GateA20 Active
Upon Request[Default]
Always
Option ROM Messages
Force BIOS[Default]
Keep Current
Set display mode for Option ROM.
INT19 Trap Response
Immediate[Default]
Postponed
BIOS reaction on INT19 trapping by Option
ROM: IMMEDIATE – execute the trap right
away; POSTPONED – execute the trap during
legacy boot.
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Description
UPON REQUEST – GA20 can be disabled
using BIOS services. ALWAYS – do not allow
disabling GA20; this option is useful when any
RT code is executed above 1MB.
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3.6.4.2 CSM Parameters
Item
Launch CSM
Boot option filter
Launch PXE OpROM policy
Launch Storage OpROM
policy
Launch Video OpROM
policy
Other PCI device ROM
priority
Option
Disabled
Enabled[Default]
UEFI and
Legacy[Default]
Legacy only
UEFI only
Do not launch[Default]
UEFI only
Legacy only
Do not launch
UEFI only
Legacy only[Default]
Do not launch
UEFI only
Legacy only[Default]
UEFI OpROM[Default]
Legacy OpROM
Description
This option controls if CSM will be alaunched.
This option controls what devices system can
boot to.
Controls the execution of UEFI and Legacy PXE
OpROM.
Controls the execution of UEFI and Legacy
Storage OpROM.
Controls the execution of UEFI and Legacy Video
OpROM.
For PCI devices other than Network, Mass
storage or Video defines which OpROM to launch.
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3.6.5
Security
 Administrator Password
Set setup Administrator Password
 User Password
Set User Password
3.6.6
Save and exit
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3.6.6.1 Save Changes and Reset
Reset the system after saving the changes.
3.6.6.2 Discard Changes and Reset
Any changes made to BIOS settings during this session of the BIOS setup program are
discarded. The setup program then exits and reboots the controller.
3.6.6.3 Restore Defaults
This option restores all BIOS settings to the factory default. This option is useful if the
controller exhibits unpredictable behavior due to an incorrect or inappropriate BIOS setting.
3.6.6.4 Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
Attempts to Launch EFI Shell application (Shellx64.efi) from one of the available filesystem
devices.
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4. Drivers Installation
Note: Installation procedures and screen shots in this section are
for your reference and may not be exactly the same as
shown on your screen.
USB 3.0 ports would not be activated unless USB 3.0 driver
is loaded in Windows.
In order to facilitate USB 3.0 ports, no matter in a system or
single board, please attach either PS2 keyboard/mouse or
USB 2.0 keyboard/mouse to on-board USB 2.0 pin header
in advance in order to install chip driver (USB 3.0 driver is
included) in Windows.
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4.1 Install VGA/Chipset Driver
Insert the Supporting DVD-ROM to
DVD-ROM drive, and it should show the
index page of Avalue’s products
automatically. If not, locate Index.htm and
choose the product from the menu left, or
link to \VGA\ECM-KA_VGA.
Step 3. Click Yes to complete setup.
Note: The installation procedures and
screen shots in this section are
based on Windows Windows 7
operation system.
Step 1. Click Next to continue installation.
Step 2. Click Next to continue installation.
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4.2 Install Audio Driver (For Realtek ALC892)
Insert the Supporting CD-ROM to CD-ROM drive,
and it should show the index page of Avalue’s
products automatically. If not, locate Index.htm
and choose the product from the menu left, or link
to
\Driver_Audio\Realtek\ALC892\ECM-KA_Audio.
Note: The installation procedures and screen shots
in this section are based on Windows 7
operation system.
Step 1. Click Yes to continue setup.
Step 2. Click Install to complete the setup.
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4.3 Install Ethernet Driver (For Realtek 8111E)
Insert the Supporting DVD-ROM to DVD-ROM
drive, and it should show the index page of
Avalue’s products automatically. If not, locate
Index.htm and choose the product from the
menu left, or link to
/Driver_Gigabit/Realtek/RTL8111E/ECM-KA_
LAN/.
Note: The installation procedures and screen
shots in this section are based on
Windows 7 operation system.
Step 3. Click Finish to complete the
setup.
Step 1. Click Next.
Step 2. Click Install to proceed.
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5. Mechanical Drawing
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Unit: mm
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Unit: mm
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