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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for professional system integrators and PC technicians. It provides information for the installation and use of the SuperServer 6040. Installation and maintainance should be performed by experienced technicians only.
The SuperServer 6040 is a high-end dual
based on the SC840 4U rackmount server
processor motherboard that supports one
processors and 4GB registered ECC DIMM
processor 4U rackmount server
chassis and the 370DE6, a dual
or two 370 Pentium III FCPGA
memory.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter provides a checklist of the main components included with
the server system and describes the main features of the SUPER 370DE6
mainboard and the SC840 chassis, which make up the SuperServer 6040.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the SuperServer 6040
into a rack and check out the server configuration prior to powering up the
system. If your server was ordered without processor and memory components, this chapter will refer you to the appropriate sections of the
manual for their installation.
Chapter 3: System Interface
Refer here for details on the system interface, which includes the functions
and information provided by the control panel on the chassis as well as
other LEDs located throughout the system.
Chapter 4: System Safety
You should thoroughly familiarize yourself with this chapter for a general
overview of safety precautions that should be followed when installing and
servicing the SuperServer 6040.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Motherboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the motherboard, including the
locations and functions of connections, headers, jumpers and IRQs. Refer
to this chapter when adding or removing processors or main memory and
when reconfiguring the motherboard.
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Refer to Chapter 6 for detailed information on the 4U rackmount server
chassis. You should follow the procedures given in this chapter when
installing, removing or reconfiguring SCSI or peripheral drives and when
replacing system power supply units and cooling fans.
Chapter 7: BIOS
The BIOS chapter includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed
information on running the CMOS Setup Utility.
Appendix A: BIOS Error Beep Codes and Messages
Appendix B: Post Diagnostic Error Messages
Appendix C: List of Figures
Appendix D: System Specifications
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Manual Organization
Chp1
Introduction
Overview
Chassis
Mainboard
Contact Info
Chp2
Installation
Overview
Precautions
Setup
Rack
Installation
Chp3
System
Interface
Chp4
System
Safety
Chp5
Motherboard
Details
Overview
Electrical Safety Static Sensitive
Switches
General Safety
Cntrl Pnl LEDs
ESD Safety
Chp6
Chassis
Details
Chp7
BIOS and
Setup Routine
Static Sensitive
Introduction
MB Installation
Control Panel
BIOS Features
Cables
System Fans
Running Setup
App. A/B/C/D
Appendices
BIOS Beep
Codes
Post Diag. Error
Messages
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SCSI LEDs
CPU Installation Drive Bay Inst.
List of Figures
Pwr Sply LEDs
MEC Install.
System Specs
MB LEDs
PCI Cards
Power Supply
MB Layout
Connectors
DIP Switches
Jumper
Settings
I/O Ports/IDE/
SCSI Conn.
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Table of Contents
Preface
About This Manual ...................................................................................................... iii
Manual Organization ................................................................................................... iii
Manual Organization (Flowchart) ............................................................................. v
Chapter 1: Introduction to the SuperServer 6040
1-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2
Server Chassis Features .............................................................................. 1-2
1-3
Mainboard Features ....................................................................................... 1-4
1-4
Contacting Supermicro .................................................................................. 1-6
Chapter 2: Server Installation
2-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 2-1
2-2
Unpacking the SuperServer 6040 ............................................................... 2-1
2-3
Preparing for Setup ....................................................................................... 2-1
Choosing a Setup Location .................................................................... 2-2
Rack Precautions ..................................................................................... 2-2
Server Precautions .................................................................................. 2-2
2-4
Installing the SuperServer 6040 into a Rack ............................................ 2-3
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails .......................................... 2-3
Installing the Chassis Rails ..................................................................... 2-4
Installing the Rack Rails .......................................................................... 2-4
Installing the Server into the Rack ........................................................ 2-5
2-5
Checking the Motherboard Setup ................................................................ 2-7
2-6
Checking the Drive Bay Setup ..................................................................... 2-9
Chapter 3: System Interface
3-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 3-1
3-2
Control Panel Switches ................................................................................. 3-1
Power ........................................................................................................ 3-1
Alarm .......................................................................................................... 3-1
Reset .......................................................................................................... 3-1
3-3
Control Panel LEDs ........................................................................................ 3-2
Power ........................................................................................................ 3-2
NIC .............................................................................................................. 3-2
HDD ............................................................................................................ 3-2
PWR Fault .................................................................................................. 3-2
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Fan Fail ...................................................................................................... 3-3
Overheat ................................................................................................... 3-3
SCA Channel ............................................................................................ 3-3
3-4
SCSI Drive Carrier LEDs ............................................................................... 3-4
3-5
Power Supply LEDs ....................................................................................... 3-4
3-6
Motherboard LED ............................................................................................ 3-4
Chapter 4: System Safety
4-1
Electrical Safety Precautions ........................................................................ 4-1
4-2
General Safety Precautions .......................................................................... 4-2
4-3
ESD Precautions .............................................................................................. 4-3
Chapter 5: Advanced Motherboard Setup
5-1
Handling the 370DE6 Motherboard ............................................................... 5-1
5-2
Motherboard Installation ................................................................................. 5-2
5-3
Connecting Cables .......................................................................................... 5-4
Connecting Data Cables .......................................................................... 5-4
Connecting Power Cables ....................................................................... 5-4
Connecting the Control Panel ................................................................. 5-5
5-4
InstallinG/Removing Pentium Processors ..................................................... 5-6
5-5
Installing DIMM Memory Modules ................................................................... 5-8
5-6
Adding PCI Cards ............................................................................................ 5-9
5-7
Connector Definitions ................................................................................... 5-12
Removing the 370 Pentium III FCPGA Processors ............................. 5-7
Super 370DE6 Layout & Quick Reference .................................. 5-10,11
Power Supply Connectors ................................................................... 5-12
Secondary Power Connector ............................................................... 5-12
Power LED ............................................................................................... 5-12
Fan Fail LED ............................................................................................ 5-13
IDE LED ..................................................................................................... 5-13
Power Fail LED ...................................................................................... 5-13
PWR_ON .................................................................................................. 5-13
NIC_LED ................................................................................................... 5-13
Reset ........................................................................................................ 5-14
Chassis Intrusion ................................................................................... 5-14
Keyboard Lock ....................................................................................... 5-14
Extra Universal Serial Bus Connection .............................................. 5-15
Overheat LED ......................................................................................... 5-15
Speaker ................................................................................................... 5-15
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Fan Headers ........................................................................................... 5-16
Serial Ports ............................................................................................. 5-16
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Ports ................................................ 5-16
Universal Serial Bus Connector .......................................................... 5-17
Ethernet Port ........................................................................................... 5-17
Wake-On-LAN ........................................................................................ 5-17
SCSI LED ................................................................................................. 5-18
5-8
DIP Switch Settings ...................................................................................... 5-18
DIP Switch 1: Core/Bus Ratio .............................................................. 5-18
5-9
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................. 5-19
Explanation of Jumpers ......................................................................... 5-19
CMOS Clear .............................................................................................. 5-19
Front Side Bus Speed ........................................................................... 5-19
Third Power Supply Fail Alarm Enable/Disable ................................. 5-20
SCSI Enable/Disable ................................................................................ 5-20
Speaker Enable/Disable ......................................................................... 5-20
Onboard LAN/NIC Enable/Disable ......................................................... 5-21
LVD Channel A SCSI Termination Enable/Disable ............................. 5-21
LVD Channel B SCSI Termination Enable/Disable ............................. 5-21
Legacy Channel B SCSI Termination Enable/Disable ........................ 5-21
5-10 Port/Control Panel Connector Locations .................................................... 5-22
5-11 Parallel Port, Floppy/HDD and SCSI Connections .................................... 5-23
Parallel Port Connector ......................................................................... 5-23
Floppy Connector ................................................................................... 5-23
IDE Connectors ...................................................................................... 5-24
50-pin Legacy SCSI Connector ............................................................ 5-24
Ultra160 SCSI Connectors ..................................................................... 5-25
5-12 IRQs ................................................................................................................. 5-26
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices ................................................................................ 6-1
6-2
Control Panel .................................................................................................... 6-2
6-3
System Fans .................................................................................................... 6-4
System Fan Failure .................................................................................. 6-4
Replacing System Cooling Fans ............................................................ 6-5
Replacing System Exhaust Fans .......................................................... 6-6
6-4
Drive Bay Installation/Removal ...................................................................... 6-6
Accessing the Drive Bays ..................................................................... 6-6
SCSI Drive Installation ............................................................................. 6-7
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CD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation ............................................... 6-10
6-5
Power Supply Units ...................................................................................... 6-11
Power Supply Failure ........................................................................... 6-11
Replacing Power Units ......................................................................... 6-11
Chapter 7: BIOS
7-1
Introduction ....................................................................................................... 7-1
7-2
BIOS Features .................................................................................................. 7-2
7-3
Running Setup .................................................................................................. 7-2
Standard CMOS Setup ............................................................................. 7-3
7-4 Advanced CMOS Setup .................................................................................... 7-4
7-5 Advanced Chipset Setup ................................................................................ 7-15
7-6 PCI/Plug and Play Setup .................................................................................. 7-18
7-7 Power Management ......................................................................................... 7-22
7-8 Peripheral Setup ............................................................................................... 7-25
7-9 Security Setup .................................................................................................. 7-27
7-10 Exit Setup ........................................................................................................ 7-29
Appendices:
Appendix A: BIOS Error Beep Codes and Messages ....................................... A - 1
Appendix B: AMIBIOS Post Diagnostic Error Messages .................................... B-1
Appendix C: List of Figures .................................................................................... C-1
Appendix D: System Specifications ...................................................................... D-1
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction to the SuperServer 6040
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Overview
The Supermicro SuperServer 6040 is a high-end dual processor, 4U
rackmount server that features some of the most advances technology
currently available. The SuperServer 6040 is comprised of two main subsystems: the SC840 4U rackmount chassis and the 370DE6 dual 370-pin
Pentium III FCPGA processor mainboard. Please refer to our web site for
information on operating systems that have been certified for use with the
SuperServer 6040.
In addition to the mainboard and chassis, various hardware components
may have been included with your SuperServer 6040, as listed below.
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Up to two (2) 370 Pentium III FCPGA processors*
up to 4 GB registered, with ECC supported DIMM main memory
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One (1) 1.44" floppy drive
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One (1) slim CD-ROM drive
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One (1) Supermicro CD containing various drivers and utilities
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One (1) Control Panel PCB
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Rackmount hardware (with screws):
Two (2) rack rail assemblies
Four (4) brackets for mounting the rack rails to the rack
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One (1) SCA backpanel
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Four (4) SCA SCSI drive carriers
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SCSI Accessories
One (1) internal and one (1) external Ultra160 SCSI cable
One (1) set of SCSI driver diskettes
One (1) SCSI manual
One (1) System manual
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You should also have received this User's Manual and several Supermicro
diskettes, which contains various drivers and utilities.
* Type and number depends upon the configuration ordered.
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Server Chassis Features
The SuperServer 6040 is a high-end, scaleable 4U rackmount server platform designed with today's most state-of-the-art features. The following is
a general outline of the main features of the SC860 chassis.
System Power
A dual redundant power supply system consisting of two 300W units to
provide 300W of continuous power with 300W of backup. (This dual redundant power supply system can be upgraded to a triple redundant system. )If
any one of the two power units fail you will be notified by alarm and LED,
and the backup unit will automatically activate. These are hot-plug units
that can be replaced without powering down the system.
SCSI Subsystem
The SCSI subsystem supports 4 68-pin SCA Ultra160 SCSI hard drives.
(Any standard 1" drives are supported. SCA = Single Connection Attachment.) The SCSI drives are connected to a SAF-TE compliant SCA
backplane that provides power, bus termination and configuration settings.
The SCSI drives are also hot-swap units. A RAID controller card can be
used with the SCA backplanes to provide data security.
Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the
hot-swap capability of the SCSI drives.
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Control Panel
The SuperServer 6040's detailed control panel provides comprehensive
system monitoring and control. LEDs indicate network activity, power supply failure, fan failure, fan status, SCSI drive activity and failure and SCA
backplane overheat conditions. The control panel also includes a main
power button, a system reset button and an alarm reset switch.
I/O Shield
The SC840 is a 4U rackmount chassis. Its I/O shield provides seven motherboard expansion slots, two COM ports, a parallel port, two USB ports, PS/
2 mouse and keyboard ports, and an Ethernet port. (See Figure 1-1.)
Sound holes: not present on the 6040
Figure 1-1.
I/O Shield
Cooling System
The SC840 chassis has an innovative cooling design that includes four 9cm hot-plug system cooling (intake) fans and one 9-cm hot-plug exhaust
fan. All system fans operate continuously to provide optimal cooling for add
on cards, memory and processors. If one fails, an alarm is activated and
the RPM of the remaining fans increase to compensate and maintain sufficient airflow.
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Mainboard Features
At the heart of the SuperServer 6040 lies the 370DE6, a dual processor
motherboard designed to provide maximum performance in a two-way system. Below are the main features of the 370DE6.
Processors
The 370DE6 supports dual Pentium III FCPGA 500-1GHz MHz 100/133 MHz
FSB processors. Please refer to the support section of our web site for a
complete listing of supported processors (http://www.supermicro.com/
TechSupport.htm).
Memory
Your 370DE6 has four DIMM slots that can support up to 4 GB of ECC
registered DIMM. Module sizes of 128MB, 256MB, 512MB and 1 GB may be
populatd in the slots. The 370DE6 supports two-way interleaved memory.
Notes on Memory:
*Note 1: The memory speed must match the front side bus(FSB) speed
being used. (Both 133 MHz or 100 MHz).
*Note 2: Memory Modules should be installed in pairs. (first in the two slots
of Bank0 and then in both slots of Bank1, if 4 DIMMs are needed.)
Onboard SCSI
Onboard SCSI is provided with an Adaptec AIC-7899 SCSI controller chip,
which supports dual channel, Ultra160 SCSI at a burst throughput rate of
160 MB/sec for each channel. The 370DE6 provides three SCSI ports: two
68-pin LVD Ultra160 connectors (on channels A and B) and one 50-pin
Legacy SCSI connector (shared with channel B.)
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Expansion Slots
The 370DE6 has a total of six PCI expansion slots that consist of two 64-bit
3.3 V 66 MHz slots and four 64-bit 5V 33 MHz slots. These PCI slots run
on two separate data buses to provide a total I/O bandwidth of 792 MB/sec.
In addition to the PCI slot, there is also an AGPx2 Pro slot on board.
Onboard Controllers/Ports
An onboard IDE controller supports one floppy drive and up to four
UDMA/33 hard drives or ATAPI devices. Onboard I/O ports include two
COM ports, a parallel port, two USB ports, PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports,
a video (monitor) port and a 10/100 MB Ethernet port.
Other Features
Other onboard features that promote system health include eight voltage
monitors, a chassis intrusion header, auto-switching voltage regulators,
chassis and CPU overheat sensors, virus protection and BIOS rescue.
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
E-mail:
Web site:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
2051 Junction Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
+1 (408) 895-2001
+1 (408) 895-2008
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
www.supermicro.com
European Office
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
E-mail:
Super Micro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML,
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 73-6400390
+31 (0) 73-6416525
sales@supermicro.nl
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Technical Support
Tel:
886-2-8221-1690
Fax :
886-2-82212790
www :
www.supermicro.com.tw
support@supermicro.com.tw
Email :
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Chapter 2
Server Installation
2-1 Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your SuperServer 6040
up and running. Following these steps in the order given should enable you
to have the system operating within a minimum amount of time. This quick
setup assumes that your SuperServer 6040 system has come to you with
the processors and memory preinstalled. If your system is not already fully
integrated with a motherboard, processors, system memory etc., please
turn to the chapter or section noted in each step for details on installing the
specific component.
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Unpacking the SuperServer 6040
You should inspect the box the SuperServer 6040 was shipped in and note
if it was damaged in any way. If the server itself shows damage you
should file a damage claim with the carrier who delivered it.
Decide on a suitable location for the rack unit that will hold the SuperServer
6040. It should be situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well ventilated.
Avoid areas where heat, electrical noise and electromagnetic fields are
generated. You will also need it placed near a grounded power outlet.
Read the Rack and Server Precautions in the next section.
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Preparing for Setup
The box the SuperServer 6040 was shipped in should include two sets of
rail assemblies, two rail mounting brackets and the mounting screws you
will need to install the system into the rack. Follow the steps in the order
given to complete the installation process in a minimum amount of time.
Please read this section in its entirety before you begin the installation
procedure outlined in the sections that follow.
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Choosing a Setup Location:
- Leave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open
the front door completely (~25 inches).
- Leave approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back of the rack
to allow for sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.
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Warnings and Precautions!
!
Rack Precautions:
- Ensure that the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack are fully
extended to the floor with the full weight of the rack resting on them.
- In single rack installation, stabilizers should be attached to the rack.
- In multiple rack installations, the racks should be coupled together.
- Always make sure the rack is stable before extending a component
from the rack.
- You should extend only one component at a time - extending two or
more simultaneously may cause the rack to become unstable.
Server Precautions:
- Review the electrical and general safety precautions in Chapter 4.
- Determine the placement of each component in the rack before you
install the rails.
- Install the heaviest server components on the bottom of the rack
first, and then work up.
- Use a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the
server from power surges and voltage spikes and to keep your
system operating in case of a power failure.
- Allow the hot plug SCSI drives and power supply units to cool before
touching them.
- Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on
the servers closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
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Installing the SuperServer 6040 into a Rack
This section provides information on installing the SuperServer 6040 into
a rack unit. If the 6040 has already been mounted into a rack, you can
skip ahead to Sections 2-5 and 2-6. There are a variety of rack units on
the market, which may mean the assembly procedure will differ slightly.
The following is a guideline for installing the 6040 into a rack with the
rack rails provided.
You should also refer to the installation instructions
that came with the rack unit you are using.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails:
You should have received two rack rail assemblies with the SuperServer
6040.
Each of these assemblies consist of three sections: an inner fixed
chassis rail that secures to the 6040 (A), an outer fixed rack rail that
secures directly to the rack itself (B), and a sliding rail guide (C) between
the two, which should remain attached to the fixed rack rail. (See Figure
2-1, which shows the chassis rail 'A' already attached to the chassis).
The first thing you must do is to remove the fixed chassis rail (A)
from each assembly. To do this, pull this inner rail out as far as possible
- you should hear a "click" sound as a locking tab emerges from inside
the rail assembly and locks the inner rail. Depress the locking tab to pull
the inner rail completely out.
C
B
A
Figure 2-1.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
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Installing the Chassis Rails:
Position the fixed chassis rail sections you just removed along the side of
the 6040 chassis making sure the five screw holes line up.
that these two rails are left/right specific.
side of the chassis (see Figure 2-2).
Be aware
Screw the rail securely to the
Repeat this procedure for the other
rail on the other side of the chassis.
Locking Tabs: As you have seen, both chassis rails have a locking tab,
which serves two functions.
The first is to lock the server into place
when installed and pushed fully into the rack, which is its normal position.
These tabs also lock the server in place when fully extended from the
rack. This prevents the server from coming completely out of the rack
when you pull it out for servicing.
Locking Tab
Figure 2-2.
Installing the Chassis Rails
Installing the Rack Rails:
Determine where you want to place the SuperServer 6040 in the rack.
(See Rack and Server Precautions in Section 2-3.) Position the fixed rack
rail/sliding rail guide assemblies at the desired location in the rack,
keeping the sliding rail guide facing the inside of the rack. Screw the
assembly securely to the rack using the brackets provided.
Attach the
other assembly to the other side of the rack, making both are at the exact
same height and with the rail guides facing inward (see Figure 2-3).
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Figure 2-3.
Installing the Rack Rails
Installing the Server Into the Rack:
You should now have rails attached to both the chassis and the rack
unit. The next step is to install the server into the chassis. Do this by
lining up the rear of the chassis rails with the front of the rack rails.
Slide the chassis rails into the rack rails, keeping the pressure even on
both sides (you may have to depress the locking tabs when inserting).
See Figure 2-4 on the next page.
When the server has been pushed completely into the rack, you should
hear the locking tabs "click". Finish by inserting and tightening the
thumbscrews that hold the front of the server to the rack.
*For best results, the rack cabinet depth should be 900 mm or above.
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C
B
A
Figure 2-4.
Installing the Server Into the Rack
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Checking the Motherboard Setup
After you install the 6040 in the rack, you will need to open the unit to make
sure the motherboard is properly installed and all the connections have
been made.
1. Accessing the inside of the 6040 (see Figure 2-5):
First, release the retention screws that secure the unit to the rack.
Next, release the two thumbscrews that secure the top cover to the
chassis. Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit
straight out until it locks (you will hear a "click"). There are two
square recesses in the top cover to help you push the cover away
from you until it stops. You can then lift the top cover from the
chassis. You now have full access to the inside of the server.
2. Check the CPUs (processors):
You should have one or two processors fully inserted into the system
board. If one CPU is used, install the CPU into CPU Socket 1 (see Pg.510). Inadequte ventilation or improper installation of the CPU heat sinks
may result in the instability of the system. When installing the heat
sinks, use the proper type of thermal glue and apply the proper amount
of thermal glue on the die of the CPU. improper type or amount of
thermal glue used on the die of the CPU and improper installation of the
heat sink may result in the crash of the system.
3. Verify the proper CPU core/bus ratio setting:
You need to verify that the CPU core/bus ratio as set with DIP Switch
1 matches the speed of your installed processors. This DIP Switch is
defaulted to 5.5, which corresponds to 550 MHz processors running
on a 100 MHz front side bus (FSB). If the setting is different or if you
are using processors of a different speed, you may need to change
this setting.
4. Check all cable connections and airflow:
Make sure all power and data cables are properly and firmly connected
and not blocking the airflow.
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Top Chassis Cover (Removed)
Cover Recesses
370DE6
Motherboard
Exhaust Fan
Cooling Fans
Processors
Control Panel
PCB
Figure 2-5.
Accessing the Inside of the SuperServer 6040
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Checking the Drive Bay Setup
Next, you should check to make sure the peripheral drives and the SCA
drives and backplane have been properly installed and all connections have
been made.
1. Accessing the drive bays:
All drives can be accessed from the front of the server. For servicing
the CD-ROM and floppy drives, you will need to remove the top
chassis cover. The SCSI disk drives can be installed and removed
from the front of the chassis without removing the top chassis cover.
2. Installing a CD-ROM and floppy disk drives:
Refer to Section 6-4 if you need to reinstall a CD-ROM and/or floppy
disk drive to the system.
3. Check the SCSI disk drives:
Depending upon your system's configuration, your system may have
some SCSI drives already installed. If you need to install SCSI drives,
please refer to Section 6-4.
4. Check the airflow:
Airflow is provided by four hot-swap input fans and one exhaust fan,
all of which are 9-cm in size. An air shroud has been installed to
direct sufficient cooling air to the processors, which generate the most
heat. Also note that all power and data cables have been routed in
such a way that they do not block the airflow generated by the fans.
5. Supplying power to the system:
The last thing you must do is supply power to the system. Plug two or
all three power cords from the two power supply units into a highquality power strip that offers protection from electrical noise and
power surges. It is recommended that you use an uninterruptible
power supply (UPS).
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Chapter 3: System Interface
Chapter 3
System Interface
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Overview
There are several LEDs on the control panel as well as others on the power
supply units, the SCSI drive carriers and the motherboard to keep you constantly informed of the overall status of the system as well as the activity
and health of specific components. There are also three switches that
allow you to take action based on the information provided by these LEDs.
This chapter explains the meanings of all LED indicators and audible alarms
and the appropriate response you may need to take.
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Control Panel Switches
There are three push-button switches located on the front of the chassis.
These are (in order from left to right) a power on/off switch, an alarm
disable switch and a reset switch.
l
POWER: This is the main power switch, which is used to apply or
turn off the power supplied to the power supply units on the 6040.
ALARM
l
ALARM: Depressing the alarm switch will disable the audible alarm,
which is generated to notify you of chassis overheating or a fan/power
supply failure. The LED indicating the cause of the alarm will remain illuminated after the audible alarm is disabled.
RESET
l
RESET: The reset switch reboots the system.
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Control Panel LEDs
The control panel located on the front of the SC840 chassis has seven
LEDs. These LEDs provide you with critical information related to different
parts of the system. This section explains what each LED indicates when
illuminated and any corrective action you may need to take.
l
Power: Indicates power is being supplied to the system's power
supply units. This LED should normally be illuminated when the system is
operating.
l
NIC: Indicates network activity on the system when flashing.
l
HDD: Indicates IDE channel activity. On the SuperServer 6040, this
light indicates CD-ROM drive activity when flashing.
l
PWR Fault: Indicates a power supply failure. This should be accompanied by an audible alarm, which you can disable with the alarm
switch on the control panel. Inspect the power supply units at the front left
of the chassis. The unit with the red LED illuminated has failed. Refer to
Section 6-5 for instructions on replacing the failed unit. Because the power
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supplies are hot-plug units, you do not need to remove power from the
system when replacing. (The third power supply unit is a backup that
activates automatically to keep power supplied to the system.)
l
Fan Fail: Indicates a system fan failure. This may be one or more of
the four hot-swap intake fans or the one exhaust fan. A fan failure is
accompanied by an audible alarm, which you can disable with the alarm
switch on the control panel. When a fan stops working, all the other system fans will increase their RPM to compensate until the failed unit is replaced. (See Section 6-2 for more details.) Refer to Section 6-3 for instructions on replacing system fans. It is unnecessary to power down the
system as these are hot-swap fans. Note: You must use the exact same
brand and rating of fan for replacement. These can be obtained directly
from Supermicro.
l
Overheat: Indicates an overheat condition in the chassis. This may
be caused by cables obstructing the airflow in the system, or the ambient
room temperature being too warm. You should also check to make sure
that the chassis cover is installed and that all fans are present and operating normally.
l
SCA Channel: Indicates an overheat condition in the area of the
SCA SCSI drives and backplane. This may be caused by cables obstructing
the airflow in the system, or the ambient room temperature being too warm.
You should also check to make sure that the chassis cover is installed and
that all fans are present and operating normally.
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SCSI Drive Carrier LEDs
Each SCSI drive carrier has two LEDs.
l
Green: When illuminated, the green LED on the front of the SCSI drive
carrier indicates drive activity. A connection to the SCSI SCA backplane
enables this LED to blink on and off when that particular drive is being
accessed.
l
Red: When illuminated, the red LED on the front of the SCSI drive
carrier indicates the drive has experienced a fault or has crashed. Please
refer to Section 6-4 for instructions on replacing failed SCSI drives.
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Power Supply LEDs
Each of the two separate power units that comprise the power supply has
a single LED that can be illuminated either as green or red.
l
Green: When green, the power unit has power applied to it and is
operating normally.
l
Red: A red LED is normal only when system power has been turned
off. If the LED is red, it indicates that either (1) no power is being applied
to that particular power unit or (2) that particular power unit has failed.
First check to make sure the power cord for that unit is plugged into both
the power unit and a grounded wall outlet/power strip. If the power cord is
properly connected, not, refer to Section 6-5 for instructions on replacing
the power supply unit.
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Motherboard LED
There is only one LED on the motherboard. When illuminated, it indicates
that system power is present on the motherboard. This LED is located at
the lower right hand corner of the 370DE6 when installed in and viewed
from the front of the rackmount chassis. This LED provides the same
indication as the Power LED on the control panel.
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Chapter 4: System Safety
Chapter 4
System Safety
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Electrical Safety Precautions
!
Basic electrical safety precautions should be followed to protect
yourself from harm and the SuperServer6040 from damage:
l Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the
chassis as well as the room's emergency power-off switch,
disconnection switch or electrical outlet. If an electrical accident
occurs, you can then quickly remove power from the system.
l Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
l Power should always be disconnected from the system when
removing or installing main system components, such as the
motherboard, the MEC, memory modules and IDE and floppy drives.
When disconnecting power, you should first power down the
system with the operating system first and then unplug the power
cords of all the power supply units in the system.
l When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person
who is familiar with the power-off controls should be nearby to
switch off the power if necessary.
l Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical
equipment. This is to avoid making a complete circuit, which will
cause electrical shock. Use extreme caution when using metal
tools, which can easily damage any electrical components or circuit
boards they come into contact with.
l Do not use mats designed to decrease static electrical discharge as
protection from electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that
have been specifically designed as electrical insulators.
l The power supply power cords must include a grounding plug and
must be plugged into grounded electrical outlets.
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l Motherboard Battery: CAUTION - There is a danger of explosion if
the onboard battery (located near the DIMM modules) is installed
upside down, which will reverse its polarity. This battery must be
replaced only with the same or an equivalent type recommended by
the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer's instructions.
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General Safety Precautions
!
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
l Keep the area around the SuperServer 6040 clean and free of
clutter.
l The SuperServer 6040 weighs approx. 74.8 lbs. (34 kg.) when fully
loaded. When lifting the system, two people at either end should lift
slowly with their feet spread out to distribute the weight. Always
keep your back straight and lift with your legs.
l Place the chassis top cover any system components that have been
removed away from the system or on a table so that they won't
accidentally be stepped on.
l While working on the system, do not wear loose clothing such as
neckties and unbuttoned shirt sleeves, which can come into contact
with electrical circuits or be pulled into the one of the cooling fans.
l Remove any jewelry or metal objects from your body, which are
excellent metal conductors that can create short circuits and harm
you if they come into contact with printed circuit boards or areas
where power is present.
l After accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up
and secure it to the rack unit with the retention screws after
ensuring that all connections have been made.
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ESD Precautions
!
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is generated by two objects with
different electrical charges coming into contact with each other. An
electrical discharge is created to neutralize this difference, which can
damage electronic components and printed circuit boards. The
following measures are generally sufficient to neutralize this
difference before contact is made to protect your equipment from ESD:
l Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
l Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their
antistatic bags until ready for use.
l Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the
antistatic bag.
l Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your
clothing, which may retain a charge even if you are wearing a wrist
strap.
l Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components,
peripheral chips, memory modules or contacts.
l When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
l Put the motherboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags
when not in use.
l For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis
provides excellent conductivity between the power supply, the case,
the mounting fasteners and the motherboard.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Motherboard Setup
Chapter 5
Advanced Motherboard Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install the 370DE6 motherboard
into the SC840 chassis, connect the data and power cables and install addon cards. All motherboard jumpers and connections are also described. A
layout and quick reference chart are on pages 5-10 and 5-11. Remember to
completely close the chassis when you have finished working with the
motherboard to better cool and protect the system.
Tools Required
The only tools you will need to install the 370E6 into the chassis are a
long and a short Philips screwdriver.
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Handling the 370DE6 Motherboard
Static electrical discharge can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them
very carefully (see previous chapter). Also note that the size and weight
of the 370DE6 motherboard can cause it to bend if handled improperly,
which may result in damage. To prevent the 370DE6 motherboard from
bending, keep one hand under the center of the board to support it when
handling. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your
equipment from static discharge.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic bag.
•
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the motherboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
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•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting
fasteners and the motherboard.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static electrical
damage. When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is
static protected.
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Motherboard Installation
This section explains the first step of physically mounting the 370DE6 into
the SC840 chassis. Following the steps in the order given will eliminate the
most common problems encountered in such an installation. To remove the
motherboard, follow the procedure in reverse order.
1.
Accessing the inside of the 6040 (see Figure 2-5):
First, release the two retention screws that secure the unit to the
rack. Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight
out. Next, release the two screws that secure the top cover to the
chassis. Remove the top chassis cover by pushing forward on the
cover recesses until it stops. Lift the cover from the chassis. You
should now have full access to the inside of the server.
2.
Installing metal standoffs:
With the chassis opened up, the motherboard tray is directly in front
of you. First, check that the location of all the mounting holes on
both the motherboard and the tray match. Refer to Figure 5-1 for
mounting hole locations. Attach metal standoffs to the mounting holes
(as marked #1-13 on Figure 5-1) on the motherboard tray. Make
sure these metal standoffs either click in or are screwed in tightly.
Several square rubber "feet" may be applied to the motherboard tray
to function as shock absorbers. Attach these feet to the small
square outlines on the tray.
3.
Check compatibility of motherboard ports and I/O shield:
The 370DE6 requires a chassis big enough to support a 12" x 13"
motherboard, such as Supermicro's SC840 4U rackmount. Make sure
that the I/O ports on the motherboard properly align with their
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1
2
3
4
5
7
6
9
8
10
13
11
12
Number of Motherboard
mounting holes: 13
Figure 5-1.
Mounting Holes on Motherboard (top view)
respective holes in the I/O shield at the back of the chassis.
4.
Mounting the motherboard onto the motherboard tray:
Carefully mount the motherboard to the motherboard tray by aligning
the board holes with the metal standoffs you just installed. Insert
screws into all the mounting holes provided and tighten until snug.
(*Note: To prevent the screw heads from contacting the MB trace
directly and creating electrical short, you may place washers on top
of the mounting holes before inserting screws into the holes.)
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Connecting Cables
Now that the motherboard is installed, the next step is to connect the cables
to the board. These include the data (ribbon) cables for the peripherals and
front control panel, the power fail signal (PWR P) cable and the power
cables.
Connecting Data Cables
The ribbon cables used to transfer data from the peripheral devices
have been carefully routed to prevent them from blocking the flow of
cooling air that moves through the system from front to back. If you
need to disconnect any of these cables, you should take care to
keep them routed as they were originally after reconnecting them
(make sure the red wires connect to the pin 1 locations). The
following data cables (with their locations noted) should be connected. (See the layout on page 5-12 for connector locations.)
l IDE Device Cables (J13 and J14)
l Floppy Drive Cable (J15)
l SCSI Device Cables (JA2, JA4 and JP60)
l Control Panel Cable (JF1, see next page)
l Power Fail Signal Cable (PWR P)
Connecting Power Cables
The 370DE6 has two primary power supply connectors: ATX Power
#1 and ATX Power #2. You must connect both the primary and the
secondary ATX power connectors to your power supply. See the
layout on page 5-12 for connector locations.
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Connecting the Control Panel
The JF1 header on the 370DE6 contains header pins for various
control panel connectors. See Figure 5-2 for the locations of the
speaker, overheat LED, keyboard lock, chassis intrusion, I2C, network
activity LED, power fail, fan fail, 5v standby, power LED, IDE drive
activity LED, power on LED, reset switch, USB0 and alarm reset
headers. Note that even and odd numbered pins are on opposite sides
of the connector. All JF1 wires have been bundled into a single ribbon
cable to simplify this connection. Make sure the red wire plugs into
pin 1 as marked on the board. The other end connects to JP9 of the
Control Panel PCB board, located just behind the system status LEDs
on the chassis. See pages 5-14 to 5-18 for details and pin descriptions.
Figure 5-2. Control Panel Connectors
34
33
Speaker
USB3
Overheat
LED
Keyboard
Lock
Unused
Chassis
Intrusion
Reset
I2C
NIC
LED
PWR_ON
PWR
Fail
IDE LED
Fan Fail
PWR_LED
5V
Standby
2
1
JF1
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FCPGA Processor Installation
When handling the FCPGA processor package, avoid
p l a c i n g direct pressure on the label area of the fan.
!
This section covers the installation procedure for FCPGA (Flip Chip Plastic
Grid Array) type processors. You should install the processor first and
then install the motherboard in the chassis. Following the installation procedures in the order they appear in this section should eliminate the most
common problems encountered when installing a system.
IMPORTANT: Always connect the power cord last and always remove it before adding, removing or changing any hardware components.
Heat Sink
Follow the instructions that came with your processor or heat sink to attach
a heat sink to the processor. Your heat sink should have a 3-pin fan, which
connects to the CPU FAN header. Make sure that good contact is made
between the CPU chip (the die) and the heat sink. Insufficient contact or
improper types of heat sinks, thermal compound, and fans can cause the
processor to overheat, which may crash the system. (You can check the
CPU temperature readings in the "Periperal Setup" Section of BIOS.)
Processor
Your motherboard has two 370-pin sockets, which support Intel FCPGA
processors. Lift the lever on the FCPGA socket and insert the processor
with the notched corner oriented toward pin one on the socket. Make sure
the processor is fully seated in the socket and and then close the lever.
You can also install a single 370-pin FCPGA CPU in CPU Socket 1 (see Pg.
5-10) without changing any jumper settings. See Figure 5-3 for views of
the 370-pin FCPGA socket before and after processor installation.
Mounting the Motherboard in the Chassis
All motherboards have standard mounting holes to fit different types of
chassis. Make sure the location of all the mounting holes for both the
motherboard and the chassis match. Although a chassis may have both
plastic and metal mounting fasteners, metal ones are highly recommended
because they ground the motherboard to the chassis. Make sure the metal
standoffs click in or are screwed in tightly. Then use a screwdriver to
secure the motherboard onto the motherboard tray.
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FCPGA Socket: Empty and with Processor Installed
CPU2
CPU1
Removing the Pentium III 370 FCPGA Processors
To remove the Pentium III 370 FCPGA processors from the motherboard,
follow the installation process in reverse order.
!
When removing a Pentium III 370 FCPGA processor, avoid
pressing down on the motherboard or any of its components.
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Installing DIMMs
CAUTION
!
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
modules to prevent any possible damage. Also note that the
memory is interleaved to improve performance (see step 1).
DIMM Installation (See Figure 5-4)
1. Insert either two or four DIMMs as required for the desired system
memory. Two-way interleaved memory requires that memory modules be
installed in pairs(-first in the two slots of Bank0 and then in both slots of
Bank1, ifneeded).
2. Insert each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the two
notches along the bottom of the module to prevent inserting the DIMM module incorrectly.
3. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the
slot. Repeat for all modules (see step 1 above).
Support
The 370DE6 only supports ECC registered SDRAM memory. PC133 and
PC100 memory are both supported at their respective speeds. However,
the memory speed is synchronized with CPU's front side bus speed.
Therefore, the FSB of the CPU will determine the memory speed.
CPU FSB
133MHz
Memory Module
PC133
Figure 5-4.
100MHz
PC133/PC100
DIMM Installation
PC100
Notches
PC100
Notches
DIMM
Note: Notches
should align
with the
receptive points
on the slot
DIMM Slot
To Install: Insert module vertically and press down
until it snaps into place. Pay attention to the notches.
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Figure 5-5. Top View of DIMM Slot
To Remove:
Use your thumbs to gently push near the edge of both
ends of the module. This should release it from the
slot.
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Adding PCI Cards
1.
64-bit PCI slots:
The 370DE6 has six 64-bit PCI slots. Two of these are 64-bit 66 MHz
slots that are keyed to only accept 66 MHz, 3.3V PCI cards. The other
four 64-bit, 5V PCI slots also support 3.3V and run at 33MHz. These
four slots are fully compatible with 32-bit PCI devices.
2.
PCI card installation:
You are now ready to install your PCI add-on cards. Make sure you
choose the correct slot for the type of card you are installing (see step
1). First, remove the I/O shield for the proper slot. Then fully seat the
card into the slot, pushing down with your thumbs evenly on both sides
of the card. Finish by using a screw to secure the top of the card shield
to the chassis. The I/O shields protect the motherboard and its components from EMI and aid in proper ventilation, so make sure there is a
shield covering each slot.
Figure 5-6. Adding PCI Cards
5V, 64-bit, PCI Slots (4)
3.3V, 64-bit, PCI Slots
(2) AGP Pro
CPU Sockets
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Figure 5-7. SUPER 370DE6 Layout
(not drawn to scale)
Bank0 Bank1
13"
ATX POWER #2
PWR_SEC
ATX POWER #1
CPU
FAN1
J19
Speaker
JP54
FLOPPY
CPU
1
J14 J13
CPU
FAN2
JA5
BIOS
AGP PRO
BATTERY
JP57
JBT1
3V/PCI64#2
1
SUPER
I/O
JP59
3V/PCI64#1
JP61
SOUTH
BRIDGE
5V/PCI64#4
JA3
SW1
WOR WOL
1
JP60
5V/PCI64#3
5V/PCI64#2
JP58
AIC-7899
5V/PCI64#1
JA1
OH FAN
SUPER
®
1
370DE6
IDE #1
IDE #2
JP1
JP3
CPU
2
LAN
JF1
Ultra SCSI (Channel B)
BANK0
COM2
12.05"
JP62
BANK1
BANK0
NORTH
BRIDGE
BANK1
COM1
J16
Parallel
Port
J15
CHASSIS FAN OH FAN
JP55
JA6 JA2 JA4 SLED
(*Notes: Memory modules should be installed in pairs only.)
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CHASSIS FAN
USB
POWER LED
JP56
ULTRA160 LVD SCSI CHB
J18
ULTRA160 LVD SCSI CHA
PS/2 KB/
MOUSE
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370DE6 Quick Reference
Jumpers
JA2
JA4
JA6
JBT1
JP1
JP3
JP55
JP56
JP57
JP58
JP60
DIP Switch
SW1 (1-4)
Description
LVD SCSI Ch A Term.
LVD SCSI Ch B Term.
50pin SCSI Ch B Term
CMOS Clear
FSB Speed Setting
Spread Spectrum Enable
3rd P/S Fail Detect Enable/Disable
Speaker Enable/Disable
BIOS Select
LAN/NIC Enable/Disable
SCSI Enable/Disable
Description
CPU Core/Bus Ratio
Default Setting
Open (Enabled)
Open (Enabled)
Open (Enabled)
Pin 1-2 (Normal)
Pin 1-2 (Auto)
Closed (Enabled)
Off (Disabled)
On (Enabled)
Pin 1-2 (BIOS1)
Off (Enabled)
Pin 1-2 (Enabled)
Default Setting
Connectors
Description
ATX POWER #1
Primary ATX Power Connector
ATX POWER #2
Secondary ATX Power Connector
BANK0/BANK1
Memory (RAM) Slots
COM1/COM2
COM1/COM2 Serial Port Connector
CPU1/CPU2
CPU 1 and CPU2 Sockets
CPU/CH/OH FAN
CPU/Overheat/Chassis Fan Headers
J13, J14
IDE Hard Disk Drive Connectors
J15
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
J16
Parallel Printer Port
J18
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
LAN
Ethernet Port
JA1
Ultra160 LVD SCSI CH A Connector
JA3
Ultra160 LVD SCSI CH B Connector
JF1
Front Control Panel
JP54
Power Supply Fail Report Header
PWR_SEC
Secondary ATX Power Connector
SLED1
SCSI Active LED header
USB
Universal Serial Bus Ports
WOL
Wake-on-LAN Header
WOR
Wake-on-Ring Header
*Notes: Please refer to Sections 5-7 to 5-10 for detailed information on jumper settings and pin definitions.
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Connector Definitions
Power Supply Connector
After you have mounted the motherboard and added memory and
PCI cards, you are ready to connect the cables. Attach an ATX
power supply cable to ATX #1 and
also to ATX#2 (for heavy load
configurations. See Table 5-1 for
the pin definitions of these ATX
power supply connectors.
Table 5-1
ATX Power Supply Connector
Pin Definitions
Pin Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Definition Pin Number Definition
3.3V
11
3.3V
3.3V3
12
-12V
Ground
13
Ground
5V
14
PS-ON
Ground
15
Ground
5V
16
Ground
Ground
17
Ground
PW-OK
18
-5V
5VSB
19
5V
12V
20
5V
Table 5-2
Secondary Power Connector
(PWR_SEC)
Secondary Power Connector
Use of the secondary power connector (PWR_SEC) is recommended when a heavy load of peripherals has been added to the
motherboard. Note: Be sure to use a 6-
Pin
Number
Definition
1
Ground
2
Ground
3
Ground
4
+3.3V
5
+3.3V
6
+5V (keyed)
pin connector and check the power supply layout before attaching it.
See Table 5-2
for pin definitions.
Table 5-3
PWR_LED Pin Definitions
(JF1)
Power LED
The Power LED connection is located on pins 1, 3 and 5 of JF1.
See Table 5-3 for pin definitions
and Figure 5-2 for pin locations.
Pin
Number
1
3
5
Definition
PWR/Control
Key
GND
Hard Drive LED
The Hard Drive LED connection is
located on JF1. Attach the IDE
hard drive LED cable to the correct pins to display disk activity.
See Table 5-3a for pin definitions
(370DE6).
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Table 5-3a
IDE_LED Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
N u m b e r Definition
7
+5V
9
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Fan Fail LED (FFL)
The Fan Fail LED connection is located on pins 2 and 4 of JF1. See
Table 5-4 for pin definitions and
Figure 5-2 for pin locations.
IDE LED
The IDE Drive LED connection is
located on pins 7 and 9 of JF1.
This will send an indication of IDE
disk activity to the front control
panel. See Table 5-5 for pin definitions and Figure 5-2 for pin locations.
Power Fail LED (PFL)
The Power
located on
See Table
and Figure
Fail LED connection is
pins 8 and 10 of JF1.
5-6 for pin definitions
5-2 for pin locations.
Table 5-4
Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
N u m b e r Definition
4
+5V
6
Fan Fail
Table 5-5
IDE_LED Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
N u m b e r Definition
7
+5V
9
HD Active
Table 5-6
Power Fail LED
Pin Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
N u m b e r Definition
8
+5V
PWR Fail
10
PWR_ON
The PWR_ON connection is located on pins 11 and 13 of JF1.
Momentarily contacting both pins
will power on/off the system
(based on the power management
scheme of your operating system). See Table 5-7 for pin definitions and Figure 5-2 for pin locations.
Table 5-7
PWR_ON Connector
Pin Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
N u m b e r Definition
11
PW_ON
13
Ground
NIC_LED
The Network Interface Controller
LED connection is located on pins
12 and 14 of JF1. This header is
used to display network activity.
See Table 5-8 for pin definitions
and Figure 5-2 for pin locations.
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Table 5-8
NIC_LED Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
N u m b e r Definition
12
+5V
14
NIC Active
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Reset
The Reset connection is located
on pins 15 and 17 of JF1. This
connector attaches to the hardware reset switch on the computer chassis. See Table 5-9 for
pin definitions and Figure 5-2 for
pin locations.
Table 5-9
Reset Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
N u m b e r Definition
15
Reset
Ground
17
Chassis Intrusion (CI)
A Chassis Intrusion connection is
located on pin 20 of JF1. If a
chassis intrusion condition has
been detected (activated when
the top cover of the chassis is removed), a message will be sent to
notify the system administrator.
See Table 5-10 for pin definitions
and Figure 5-2 for pin locations.
Note: An extra chassis intrusion
header is provided at JP52.
Keyboard Lock
The Keyboard Lock connection is
located on pins 22 and 24 of JF1.
See Table 5-11 for pin definitions
and Figure 5-2 for pin locations.
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Table 5-10
Chassis Intrusion (CI)
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin
Number
Definition
20
Intrusion Input
Table 5-11
Keyboard Lock
Pin Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
N u m b e r Definition
22
Kybd Inhibit
24
GND
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Extra Universal Serial Bus
Connection (USB0)
Table 5-12
USB0 Pin
Definitions (JF1)
An additional connection for USB0
is included on pins 25, 27, 29, 31
and 33 of JF1 for front side USB
access. You cannot have devices
connected to both this and the
back side connector at U25. See
Table 5-12 for pin definitions and
Figure 5-2 for pin locations. You
will need a USB cable (not included) to use this connection.
Pin
N u m b e r Definition
25
+5V
PO27
29
PO+
31
Ground
Overheat LED (OH)
Table 5-13
Overheat LED(OH)
Pin Definitions
(JF1)
Connect an LED to the OH connection on Pin 26 of JF1 to provide
advance warning of chassis overheating. Refer to Table 5-13 for
pin definitions and Figure 5-2 for
pin locations.
Pin
N u m b e r Definition
26
OH Active
Table 5-14
Speaker Connector Pin
Definitions (JF1)
Speaker
The speaker connection is located
on pins 28, 30, 32 and 34 of JF1.
See Table 5-14 for pin definitions
and Figure 5-2 for pin locations.
Pin
N u m b e r Function
Definition
28
"+"
Red wire, Speaker PWR
30
Key
No connection
32
Key
34
"-"
Speaker data
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Fan Headers*
There are several fan headers on
the 370DE6 to provide cooling for
various components. In addition to
one fan header for each processor, there are one overheat and
two chassis fan headers. See the
motherboard layout on page 5-10
for locations. Refer to Table 5-15
for pin definitions.
Table 5-15
Fan Header Pin Definitions
(CPU, CHASSIS and OH FANs)
Pin
Number
1
2
3
Definition
Ground (black)
+12V (red)
Tachometer
* Caution: These fan headers
are DC power.
*Note: The maximum current
limitation for the onboard fans
is 0.35 amps for each, not to
exceed 1.2 amps for any group
of four fans.
Serial Ports
Serial connectors COM1 and
COM2 are located under the
parallel port (see Figure 5-8).
See Table 5-16 for pin definitions.
Table 5-16
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1, COM2)
Pin Number Definition Pin Number Definition
1
DCD
6
CTS
2
DSR
7
DTR
3
Serial In
8
RI
4
RTS
9
Ground
5
Serial Out
10
*NC
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and
PS/2 Mouse Ports
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and the
PS/2 mouse are located on J18.
See Table 5-17 for pin definitions.
(The mouse port is above the keyboard port. See Figure 5-8.)
*Note: "NC" indicates "no connections".
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Table 5-17
PS/2 Keyboard
and Mouse Port
Pin Definitions
(J18)
Pin
N u m b e r Definition
Data
1
2
*NC
Ground
3
4
VCC
5
Clock
6
*NC
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Universal Serial Bus (USB)
USB0/USB1 Ports
Two Universal Serial Bus connectors are located beside the keyboard/mouse ports. USB0 is the
bottom connector and USB1 is the
top connector.
USB4: Extra USB Connection
(J105)
J105 is a five-pin headers for the USB4
port. The pin definitions are the same as
those for USB0/1 (see Table 5-18.) You
will need a USB cable (not included) to use
this connection.
Table 5-18
Universal Serial Bus Pin Definitions
USB0
Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
5
USB1
Pin
Definition Number
+5V
1
P02
P0+
3
Ground 4
N/A
5
Ethernet Port
An Ethernet port is located beside
the COM2 port on the I/O
backplane. This port accepts
RJ45 type cables. Two LEDs indicate a successful connection (yellow) and activity (green).
RJ45 Ethernet Port
Wake-On-LAN
The Wake-On-LAN header is designated as WOL. Refer to Table 218 for pin definitions. You must
enable the LAN Wake-Up setting in
BIOS to use this feature. You
must also have a LAN card with a
Wake-on-LAN connector and
cable.
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Table 5-19
Wake-on-Ring Pin
Definitions (WOR)
Pin
Number
Definition
1
2
3
+5V Standby
Ground
Wake-up
Definition
+5V
P0P0+
Ground
Key
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Power Supply Fail Header
(For Supermciro's Triple
Redundant Power Supplies
only)
Table 5-20
PWR P Header Pin
Definitions
A four-pin connector from the
power supply connects to the
PWR Supply Fail header (labelled
JP 54) on the motherboard to notify you in the event of a power
supply failure. If your system
does not have three power supply
units, you should disable this with
JP54 to prevent false alarms. See
Table 5-20 for the pin definitions
of the PWR P header. (The power
supplies are numbered from top to
bottom.)
SLED (SCSI LED) Indicator
Definition
P/S1 signal
P/S2 signal
P/S3 signal
Reset
Table 5-21
SLED (SCSI LED) Pin
Definitions
The SLED connector is used to provide an LED indication of SCSI activity. Refer to Table 5-21 for connecting the SCSI LED.
5-8
Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
DIP Switch Settings
DIP Switch 1:
Core/Bus Ratio
The red "DIP" Switch labeled SW1
is located on the 370DE6. SW1 has
four individual switches which are
used to set the core/bus ration.
The example on the right will
show you which CPU Core/Bus
Ratio to use. The general rule is
to divide the CPU speed by the bus
speed (100 MHz for the 370DE6).
If you have a 550 MHz CPU, dividing it by 100 will give you a CPU
5-18
Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
Definition
Positive
Negative
Negative
Positive
Table 5-22
CPU Core/Bus Ratio Selection
(DIP Switch1)
CPU
SW1 SW1SW1SW1
#4
#3
#2
#1
400-533
ON OFF ON ON
450-600
ON OFF ON OFF
500-666
ON OFF OFF ON
550-733
ON OFF OFF OFF
600-800 OFF O N O N O N
650-866 OFF O N O N OFF
700-933 OFF O N OFF O N
750-1000 OFF O N OFF OFF
800-1064 OFF OFF O N O N
850-1130 OFF OFF O N OFF
900-1200 OFF OFF OFF O N
550 MHz = 100 MHz x 5.5
CPU Speed = Bus Freq. x Ratio
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Core/BUS Ratio of 5.5.
After determining the CPU Core/
Bus Ratio, refer to Table 5-22 for
the correct settings of DIP SW 1.
*Note: Most Intel Processors have
a fixed Core/Bus ratio that will
overwrite the setting of DIP SW1.
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Jumper Settings
Explanation of
Jumpers
3
Connector
Pins
To modify the operation of the
motherboard, jumpers can be used
to choose between optional settings. Jumpers create shorts between two pins to change the
function of the connector. Pin 1 is
identified with a square solder pad
on the printed circuit board. See
the motherboard layout pages for
2
3
Jumper
Cap
1
2
1
Pin 1-2 short
Setting
jumper locations.
Table 5-23a
CMOS Clear Jumper Settings
(JBT1)
CMOS Clear
Refer to Table 5-23a for the jumper settings to clear CMOS. Always remove the
AC power cord from the system before
clearing CMOS. NOTE: For an ATX power supply,
Jumper
Position
1-2
2-3
Definition
Normal
CMOS Clear
Position
1-2
you must completely shut down the system, remove the
Position
2-3
nector to clear CMOS.
CMOS Clear
ing up the system again. Do not use the PW_ON con-
Normal
AC power cord and then use JBT1 to clear CMOS. Replace JBT1 back to the pin 1-2 position before power-
Front Side Bus Speed
The JP1 jumper sets the FSB
speed. Since the 370DE6 only
runs at a 100 MHz front side bus
speed, you do not need to change
this setting. Table 5-23b describes the jumper settings.
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Table 5-23b
Jumper Settings (JP1)
Jumper
Position
1-2
2-3
OFF
Definition
Auto
100 MHz
133 MHz
* Note: The Auto setting allows
the CPU to set the speed.
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Third Power Supply Failure
Alarm Enable/Disable (*For
Supermicro's Hot-Swap
Triple Redundant Power
Supplies only)
The system will notify you in the
event of a power supply failure.
This feature assumes that three
power supply units are installed in
the chassis, with one acting as a
backup. If you only have one or
two power supply units installed,
you should disable this with JP55
to prevent false alarms. See
Table 5-24 for jumper settings.
SCSI Termination Enable/
Disable
The SCSI Termination jumper
(JP60) allows you to enable or
disable termination for the SCSI
connectors. The normal (default)
position is open to enable SCSI
termination. See Table 5-25 for
jumper settings.
Table 5-24
Power Supply Failure
Alarm Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JP55)
Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Definition
Disabled
Enabled
Table 5-25
SCSI Termination
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JP60)
Jumper
Position
Definition
Open
Enabled
Disabled
Closed
SpeakerEnable/Disable
You may want to disable the
onboard speaker. Jumper JP56
gives you this option. See Table
5-26 for jumper settings.
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Table 5-26
Speaker Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JP56)
Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Definition
Disabled
Enabled
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Onboard LAN/NIC
Enable/Disable
Use jumper JP58 to enable or disable the onboard LAN or NIC (Network Interface Card) on your
motherboard.
See Table 5-27 for
jumper settings.
LVD Channel A SCSI
Termination Enable/
Disable
Table 5-27
Onboard LAN/NIC
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JP58)
Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
Table 5-28
LVD CH A SCSI
Termination
Jumper Settings (JA2)
Jumper JA2 allows you to enable
or disable termination for the LVD
Channel A SCSI connector. The
normal (default) position is open to
enable SCSI termination. See
Table 5-28 for jumper settings.
LVD Channel B SCSI
Termination Enable/
Disable
Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
Table 5-29
LVD CH B SCSI
Termination
Jumper Settings (JA4)
Jumper JA4 allows you to enable
or disable termination for the LVD
Channel B SCSI connector. The
normal (default) position is open to
enable SCSI termination. See
Table 5-29 for jumper settings.
50-pin Legacy Channel B
SCSI Termination Enable/
Disable
Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
Table 5-30
50-pin Legacy CH B
SCSI Termination
Jumper Settings (JA6)
Jumper JA6 allows you to enable
or disable termination for the 50pin Channel B SCSI connector.
The normal (default) position is
open to enable SCSI termination.
See Table 5-30 for jumper settings.
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Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
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5-10 Port/Control Panel Connector Locations
The I/O ports on the 370DE6 are color coded in conformance with the PC 99
specification. These should be the last connections you make on the motherboard before you can apply power. See Figure 5-8 below for the colors
and locations of the various I/O ports.
Figure 5-8.
I/O Port Locations and Definitions
Parallel Port
(Burgundy)
Mouse
(Green)
Ethernet
Port
(Black)
Keyboard
(Purple)
USB
Ports
(Black)
COM1 Port
(Turquoise)
COM2 Port
(Blue)
Note: COM2 Port is a header on the motherboard, located near the
mouse/keyboard ports.
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5-11 Parallel Port, Floppy/Hard Disk Drive and SCSI
Connections
Use the following information to connect the floppy and hard disk drive
cables.
•
The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
•
A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1.
•
A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors to
provide for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires always
connects to drive A, and the connector that does not have twisted wires
always connects to drive B.
Table 5-31
Parallel (Printer) Port Pin Definitions
(J16)
Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
Function Pin Number Function
Strobe2
Auto FeedData Bit 0
4
ErrorData Bit 1
6
InitData Bit 2
8
SLCT INData Bit 3
10
GND
Data Bit 4
12
GND
Data Bit 5
14
GND
Data Bit 6
16
GND
Data Bit 7
18
GND
ACK
20
GND
BUSY
22
GND
PE
24
GND
SLCT
26
NC
Parallel Port Connector
The parallel port is located on J16
and requires a 26-pin ribbon cable
for operation. See Table 5-31 for
pin definitions.
Floppy Connector
Table 5-32
Floppy Connector Pin Definitions (J15)
The floppy connector is located
on J15 and requires a 34-pin ribbon cable for operation. See
Table 5-32 for pin definitions.
Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
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Function
GND
GND
Key
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
Pin Number
Function
2
FDHDIN
4
Reserved
6
FDEDIN
8
Index10
Motor Enable
12
Drive Select B14
Drive Select A16
Motor Enable
18
DIR20
STEP22
Write Data24
Write Gate26
Track 0028
Write Protect30
Read Data32
Side 1 Select34
Diskette
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IDE Connectors
There are no jumpers to configure the onboard IDE connectors
J13 and J14. Refer to Table 533 for pin definitions.
Table 5-33
IDE Connector Pin Definitions
(J13, J14)
Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
50-pin Legacy SCSI
Connector
Refer to Table 5-34 for pin definitions of the 50-pin Legacy SCSI
connector located at JA5.
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Function
Reset IDE
Host Data 7
Host Data 6
Host Data 5
Host Data 4
Host Data 3
Host Data 2
Host Data 1
Host Data 0
GND
DRQ3
I/O WriteI/O ReadIOCHRDY
DACK3IRQ14
Addr 1
Addr 0
Chip Select 0
Activity
Pin Number
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
Function
GND
Host Data 8
Host Data 9
Host Data 10
Host Data 11
Host Data 12
Host Data 13
Host Data 14
Host Data 15
Key
GND
GND
GND
BALE
GND
IOCS16GND
Addr 2
Chip Select 1GND
Table 5-34
50-pin Legacy SCSI Connector Pin Definitions
(JA5)
Pin Number Function Pin Number Function
1
GND
26
-DB (0)
2
GND
27
-DB (1)
3
GND
28
-DB (2)
4
GND
29
-DB (3)
5
GND
30
-DB (4)
6
GND
31
-DB (5)
7
GND
32
-DB (6)
8
GND
33
-DB (7)
9
GND
34
-DB (P)
10
GND
35
GND
11
GND
36
GND
12
Reserved
37
Reserved
13
Open
38
Termpwr
14
Reserved
39
Reserved
15
GND
40
GND
16
GND
41
-ATN
17
GND
42
GND
18
GND
43
-BSY
19
GND
44
-ACK
20
GND
45
-RST
21
GND
46
-MSG
22
GND
47
-SEL
23
GND
48
-C/D
24
GND
49
-REQ
25
GND
50
-I/O
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Ultra160 SCSI
Connectors
Refer to Table 5-35 for pin
definitions for the Ultra160
SCSI connectors located at
JA1 and JA3.
Table 5-35
68-pin Ultra160 SCSI Connectors (JA1, JA3)
Connector
Contact
Number
Signal Names
Connector
Contact
Number
Signal Names
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
+DB(12)
+DB(13)
+DB(14)
+DB(15)
+DB(P1)
+DB(0)
+DB(1)
+DB(2)
+DB(3)
+DB(4)
+DB(5)
+DB(6)
+DB(7)
+DB(P)
GROUND
DIFFSENS
TERMPWR
TERMPWR
RESERVED
GROUND
+ATN
GROUND
+BSY
+ACK
+RST
+MSG
+SEL
+C/D
+REQ
+I/O
+DB(8)
+DB(9)
+DB(10)
+DB(11)
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
-DB(12)
-DB(13)
-DB(14)
-DB(15)
-DB(P1)
-DB(0)
-DB(1)
-DB(2)
-DB(3)
-DB(4)
-DB(5)
-DB(6)
-DB(7)
-DB(P)
GROUND
GROUND
TERMPWR
TERMPWR
RESERVED
GROUND
-ATN
GROUND
-BSY
-ACK
-RST
-MSG
-SEL
-C/D
-REQ
-I/O
-DB(8)
-DB(9)
-DB(10)
-DB(11)
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5-12 IRQs
Some PCI bus mastering devices share IRQs (Interrupt Requests) without
performance penalties. See Table 5-36 for details on shared IRQs.
Table 5-36.
IRQs
IRQ #
Slots
IRQ# 0, 1
IRQ# 2, 3
5V. 64-bit/33MHz PCI slot 1(J7)
5V. 64-bit/33MHz PCI slot 2 (J6)
IRQ# 4, 5
IRQ# 12, 13
5V. 64-bit/33MHz PCI Slot 3 (J8)
5V. 64-bit/33MHz PCI Slot 4 (J9)
IRQ# 6, 7
IRQ# 8, 9
IRQ# 10, 11
IRQ# 14
IRQ# 15
3.3V. 64-bit/66 MHz PCI Slot 1 (J11)
3.3V. 64-bit/66 MHz PCI Slot 2 (J10)
Onboard SCSI slot
AGP slot
Onboard LAN slot
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Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Chapter 6
Advanced Chassis Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install components and perform
maintenance on the SC840 chassis. For component installation, follow the
steps in the order given to eliminate the most common problems encountered.
If some steps are unnecessary, skip ahead to the step that follows.
Tools Required
The only tool you will need to install components and perform
maintenance is a Philips screwdriver.
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Static-Sensitive Devices
Electric Static Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To
prevent damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to
handle them very carefully. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
Precautions
l Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
l Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic bag.
l Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
l When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
l Put the motherboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
l For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting
fasteners and the motherboard.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage.
When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Control Panel
Extra Rack Unit
Retention Screw (2)
Top Cover
Thumbscrew (2)
System LEDs
Alarm Reset
Slim CD-ROM Drive
S UPERMICR
Main Power
Floppy Drive
System Reset
R
ALARM
RESET
SuperServer 6040
Power Supplies
Dummy(Empty) Module
(Upgradeable to a triple
Rack Unit Retention
Screw (2)
Redundant Power Supply)
SCSI Drives
Figure 6-1. Chassis Front View
6-2
Control Panel
The control panel (located on the front of the chassis) must be connected
to the JF1 connector on the motherboard to provide you with system
status and alarm indications. A ribbon cable has bundled these wires
together to simplify the connection. Connect the cable from JF1 on the
motherboard (making sure the red wire plugs into pin 1) to JP9 on the
Control Panel PCB (printed circuit board). Pull all excess cabling out of
the airflow path. The LEDs inform you of system status. See Chapter 3:
System Interface for details on the LEDs and the control panel buttons.
Figure 6-2 shows the connections, jumpers and indicators located on the
control panel PCB. Details on JF1 can be found in the Chapter 5:
Advanced Motherboard Installation.
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JP9
JP10
Power
1
2
5
6
3
4
JP11
JP21
JP8
Fan Headers (6)
Fan Fail LEDs (6)
Fan
Power
Override
Switch
Chassis
Intrusion Switch
System Speaker
and Buzzer
Control Panel LEDs
Figure 6-2.
Control Panel Switches
Control Panel PCB
Fan Headers: (Fan designations are provided on the PCB)
FAN1 cools the I/O section of the chassis
FAN2 cools the AGP Pro and memory areas
FAN3 directs cooling air to Processors
FAN4 directs cooling air to the system and the Drive Bays
FAN5 is the exhaust fan (FAN5 is on the right when viewed from the
rear)
Fan LEDs: The red LEDs by each fan header turn on when the fan it
corresponds to has failed.
Jumpers:
JP8 can be jumped to reset the microcontroller on the PCB.
JP11 can be jumped to lock the keyboard.
JP21 disables the power fail alarm if only two power supplies are used.
Headers:
JP10 connects to the SCA backplane to sense for overheating.
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Fan Power Override Switch: Turn this switch ON to manually supply
power to the system fans. The default setting for this switch is OFF. The
system cooling fans normally run at 80% of their maximum RPM to allow for
this backup compensation and promote fan life. Turning the fan power
override switch to ON overrides the 80% RPM feature to make all fans run
at their 100% RPM rate. The microcontroller will continue to monitor for any
fan failure when this switch is turned on. You should do this if you want
to supply maximum cooling to the system or if the microcontroller malfunctions.
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System Fans
Four 9-cm hot-swap system cooling fans provide are located side by side
between the motherboard bay and the front section of the chassis.
There are also one 9-cm exhaust fan, which are located at the back of
the chassis to pull the cool intake air through the system and force the
hot air out.
System Fan Failure
Under normal operation, all six system fans run at 80% of their maximum
speed, which supplies sufficient airflow while prolonging fan life. If any
fan fails, the rest will automatically increase their RPM to a full 100% to
compensate. An audible alarm and an LED on the control panel will notify
you of any fan failure. You can disable the alarm with the alarm button
on the control panel. The system cooling fans are hot-swap components,
which allows you to replace them without powering down the system.
Identifying the failed fan
To determine which fan has failed, first remove the top chassis cover.
You can then check the fan fail LEDs on the control panel's printed circuit
board (PCB), which can be viewed through a cutout on its protective
metal cover. See the designation written by the red illuminated LED on
the PCB to determine which fan has failed (Figure 6-2). After determining
whether it is a cooling or an exhaust fan and the number (position), you
should refer to the following two sections for replacement.
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Replacing System Cooling Fans
1.
Removing a system cooling fan:
With the chassis cover removed, first unplug the fan cable corresponding
to the failed fan. Then remove the fan unit from the chassis by depressing the locking tab on the fan housing and pulling the unit straight up (see
Figure 6-3). Take apart the fan housing to remove the fan from inside.
2.
Installing a new system cooling fan:
Replace the failed fan with an identical 9-cm, 12 volt fan (available from
Supermicro). After the new fan has been installed, reassemble the fan
housing and plug it back into its slot. You should hear it click into place
when fully inserted. Then plug the fan cable back into the same header
on the circuit board you removed it from. You should then wind the
excess cable around the tabs on the fan housing to keep it out of the
way. Check that the fan is working properly and that all the LEDs on the
control panel circuit board (Figure 6-2) and the control panel have turned
off. Finish by replacing the top panel of the chassis.
Figure 6-3.
System Cooling Fan Removal
Locking Tab
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Replacing System Exhaust Fans
1.
Removing a hot-plug fan housing:
With the chassis cover removed, first unplug the fan cable corresponding
to the failed fan. Next, push down on the locking tabs at the top and
bottom of the fan housing, which protrude through the back end of the
chassis. This will detach the housing from the chassis. Reach inside the
chassis and pull the housing out of its hole in the chassis. Unscrew the
four screws that hold the fan in the housing to remove the bad fan.
2.
Installing a new system exhaust fan:
Replace the failed fan with an identical 9-cm, 12 volt fan (available from
Supermicro). After the new fan has been installed, reassemble the fan
housing. To put it back in the chassis, first insert the bottom fan housing
tab into its hole, then swing the top of the fan toward the chassis,
pushing down on the top fan housing tab to to insert it into the corresponding hole in the chassis. You should hear it click into place when
fully inserted. Finish by plugging the fan cable back into the same power
connector you removed it from. Check that the fan is working properly
and that the LEDs on the control panel circuit board (Figure 6-2) and the
control panel have turned off. Finish by replacing the top panel of the
chassis.
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Drive Bay Installation/Removal
Accessing the Drive Bays
SCSI Drives: You do not need to access the inside of the chassis to
replace or swap SCSI drives. Proceed to the next step for instructions.
Note: You must use standard 1" high, 80-pin SCA SCSI drives in
the SuperServer 8060.
CD-ROM/Floppy Disk Drive: For installing/removing the CD-ROM or floppy
disk drive, you will need to gain access to the inside of the 8060 by
removing the top cover of the chassis. Proceed to the "CD-ROM and
Floppy Drive Installation" section later in this chapter for instructions.
Note: Only a "slim" CD-ROM drive will fit in the 8060.
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SCSI Drive Installation
1.
Mounting a SCSI drive in a drive carrier:
The SCSI drives are mounted in drive carriers to simplify their installation
and removal from the chassis. These carriers also help promote proper
airflow for the SCSI drive bays. For this reason, even empty carriers
without SCSI drives installed must remain in the chassis. To add a new
SCSI drive, install a drive into the carrier with the printed circuit board
side toward the carrier so that the mounting holes align with those in the
carrier. Secure the drive to the carrier with four screws, as shown in
Figure 6-4.
Figure 6-4. Mounting a SCSI Drive in a Carrier
!
!
Use caution when working around the SCSI backplane.
Do not touch the backplane with any metal objects
and make sure no ribbon cables touch the backplane
or obstruct the holes, which aid in proper airflow.
Important: Regardless of how many SCSI hard drives
are installed, both SCSI drive carriers must remain in
the drive bays for proper airflow.
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2.
Installing/removing hot-swap SCSI drives:
Four SCSI drive bays are located in the front of the chassis, making them
easily accesible to install and remove. The SCSI drives can be removed
and installed without powering down the system (hot-swap). To remove,
first push the release button located beside the drive LEDs, then swing
the burgundy colored handle fully out and use it to pull the unit straight
out (see Figure 6-5). Note: Your Operating System must have RAID
support to enable the hot-plug capability of the SCSI drives.
Release Button
Handle
Figure 6-5.
Removing SCSI Drives
Dummy module (upgradeable to a
redundant power supply)
Pulling the carrier out
!
Important: Regardless of how many SCSI hard drives
are installed, all 4 SCSI drive carriers must remain in
the drive bays to maintain proper airflow.
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SCSI Power Cables
SCSI power cables should be routed in such a way that they do not block
the airflow through the chassis. There is a 4-pin connector for the power
cables. Connect the connector to the SCA SCSI backplane as noted in Step
3 ("Configuring the hot-plug SCSI drives").
SCA Backplane
The SCSI drives plug into a SAF-TE compliant SCA backplane that provides
power and bus termination. A RAID controller can be used with the SCA
backplane to provide data security. The operating system you use must
have RAID support to enable the hot-swap capability of the SCSI drives. All
the jumpers on the SCA backplane are preset and should not be changed.
See Figure 6-6.
Overheat Warning Header
(Connects to Control Panel)
Figure 6-6.
!
SCA Backplane
Use caution when working around the SCA backplane.
Do not touch the backplane with any metal objects
and make sure no ribbon cables touch the backplane
or obstruct the holes, which aid in proper airflow.
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CD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation
The top cover of the chassis must be opened to gain full access to the CDROM and floppy drive bays. The CD-ROM drive must have a "slim" profile to
fit into the 8060.
First, release the two retention screws that secure the unit to the rack.
Next, release the two screws that secure the top cover to the chassis.
Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out. There
are two square recesses in the top cover to help you push the cover
away from you until it stops. You can then remove the top cover from
the chassis. You must power down the system before installing or
removing floppy or IDE drives.
Drives mount on rails and should "click" into place to be correctly and
fully installed in their bays. You should keep the metal shields in place on
any unused drives to reduce EMI and noise and to facilitate the airflow
inside the chassis.
•
The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
•
A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1.
•
A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors to
provide for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires always
connects to drive A, and the connector that does not have twisted wires
always connects to drive B.
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Power Supply Units
The SC840 has a triple redundant power supply that consists of two
separate 300 watt units. One unit provides a continuous 300 watts of
power to the system and the second acts as a backup, which will
automatically activate if one of the first unit fails. (The backup unit is
automatically determined and controlled by the power supply backplane.)
Both power supplies are hot-plug units, allowing you to replace the failed
unit without powering down the system. These power supply units also
have an auto-switching capability, which enables them to automatically
sense and operate with either 110 or 220 volt inputs.
Power Supply Failure
If any one of the two power units fails, the backup unit will automatically
power up and enable the system to continue operating without interruption. An audible alarm will notify you of a power unit failure, which you
can disable by pressing the alarm switch on the chassis control panel.
The PWR Fail LED will also illuminate and remain on until the failed unit
has been replaced.
Replacing Power Units
1.
Identifying the failed power unit:
Inspect the power units mounted in the front of the chassis. The unit
with the illuminated red LED indicates the failed unit and should be
replaced as soon as possible. Or, if the LED is neither red or green,
check to make sure all power cables are all fully plugged into the back
of the chassis. If they are, the power unit is probably bad.
2.
Removing a hot-plug power unit: (See Figure 6-7)
You do not need to power down the system to replace a failed power
unit. To remove the failed power unit, push the locking tab on the failed
unit up, then grasp the handle and pull the unit completely out. You don't
need to unplug the power cable from the back of the chassis.
3.
Installing a new hot-plug power unit:
Replace the failed unit with another unit of the same wattage. It is highly
recommended that both power units are exactly the same. Gently but
firmly push the new unit all the way into the open bay. Secure it by
pushing the locking tab downward. The green LED on the power supply
unit should illuminate to show that it has power and is operational.
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Figure 6-7.
S UPERMICR
Power Supplies
R
ALARM
RESET
SuperServer 6040
1
Power Supply
Units (2)
2
3
Dummy Module
Status LED
Locking Tab
The power supply modules correspond with the AC power marked 1,2,3 below:
3
2
1
Dummy module (upgradeable to a triple
redundant power supply)
Push locking tab
up and pull
power unit out
with handle
Handle
Locking Tab
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Chapter 4
BIOS
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Introduction
This chapter describes the AMIBIOS for the 370DE6 mainboard. The AMI
ROM BIOS is stored in a Flash EEPROM and can be easily upgraded using
a floppy disk-based program.
Note: Due to periodic changes to BIOS, some settings may have been
added or deleted and might not yet be recorded in this manual. Refer to the
Manual Download area of our web site for any changes to BIOS that are
not reflected in this manual.
The BIOS is the Basic Input Output System used in all IBM® PC, XT™, AT ® ,
and PS/2 ® compatible computers. The BIOS ROM stores the system parameters, such as amount of memory, type of disk drives and video displays,
etc. BIOS ROM requires very little power. When the computer is turned off,
a back-up battery provides power to the BIOS ROM, enabling it to retain the
system parameters. Each time the computer is powered-on, the computer is
then configured with the values stored in the BIOS ROM by the system
BIOS, which gains control when the computer is powered on.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The configuration data that determines the system parameters may be
changed by entering the BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing <Del> at the appropriate time during system boot.
Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible POST (Power On Self Test) routine is the memory
test. As the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the
main menu of the BIOS Setup utility. From the main menu, you can access
the other setup screens, such as the Chipset and Power menus. Section 43 gives detailed descriptions of each parameter setting in the Setup utility.
An AMIBIOS identification string is displayed at the left bottom corner of the
screen, below the copyright message.
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System BIOS
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BIOS Features
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Supports Plug and Play V1.0A and DMI 2.3
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Supports Intel PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) (PME) local bus
specification 2.2
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Supports Advanced Power Management (APM) specification v 1.1
•
Supports ACPI
•
Supports Flash ROM
AMIBIOS supports the LS120 drive made by Matsushita-Kotobuki Electronics
Industries Ltd. The LS120:
•
Can be used as a boot device
•
Is accessible as the next available floppy drive
AMIBIOS supports PC Health Monitoring chips. When a failure occurs in a
monitored activity, AMIBIOS can sound an alarm and display a message.
The PC Health Monitoring chips monitor:
BIOS
•
CPU temperature
•
Chassis intrusion detector
•
Five positive voltage inputs
•
Four fan speed monitor inputs
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Running Setup
*Optimal default settings are in bold text unless otherwise noted.
The BIOS setup options described in this section are selected by choosing the appropriate text from the Standard Setup screen. All displayed
text is described in this section, although the screen display is often all
you need to understand how to set the options (see on next page).
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The Main BIOS Setup Menu
Press the <Delete> key during the POST (Power On Self Test) to enter the Main
Menu of the BIOS Setup Utility. All Main Setup options are described in this
section. The Main BIOS Setup screeen is displayed below.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main Advanced Chipset PCIPnP Power Boot Security Exit
:
:
Processor Type
Processor Speed
:
:
PentiumIII™
933MHz
System Memory
:
256MB
System Time
System Date
07.00xx
xx/xx/xx
SSM70626
[10:10:00]
[Thu 08/24/00]
↔
↑↓
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Use the Up/Down arrow keys or the <Tab> key to move between the different
settings in the above menu.
When the items "System Time", and "System Date" are highlighted, type in the
correct time/date in the time field, and then press "Enter". The date must be
entered in MM/DD/YY format. The time is entered in HH:MM:SS format. The time
is in also 24-hour format. For example, 5:30 a.m. appears as 05:30:00 and 5:30
p.m. as 17:30:00.
Press the <ESC> key to exit the Main Menu and use the Left/Right arrow keys
to enter the the other categories of BIOS settings. The next section is described in detail to illustrate how to navigate through the menus.
*Note: Items displayed in gray are preset and cannot be selected.
Items with a blue arrow are commands, not options (i.e. Discard
Changes).
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AMIBIOS Version
BIOS Build Date
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Advanced BIOS Setup
Choose Advanced BIOS Setup from the AMIBIOS Setup Utility main menu with
the Left/Right arrow keys. You should see the following display. Select one of
the items in the left frame of the screen, such as SuperIO Configuration, to go to
the sub screen for that item. Advanced BIOS Setup options are displayed by
highlighting the option using the arrow keys. All Advanced BIOS Setup options
are described in this section.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Advanced
Chipset
PCIPnP
Power
Setup Warning
Setting items on this screen to incorrect values
may cause the system to malfunction!
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
Boot
Security
Exit
Configure SuperIO
Chipset Winbond627F
SuperIO Configuration
IDE Configuration
Floppy Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Event Log Configuration
Peripheral Device Configuration
System Health Monitor
BIOS
↔ Select Screen
↑↓ Select Item
Enter Go to Sub Screen
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit ESC
Exit
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Use the Up/Down arrow keys to select the "Super I/O Configuration line.
When the "Super IO Configuration" line is highlighted, hit "ENTER" to display its
menu.
The following Super IO Configuration screen will appear. Here you can select
your options for the your computer's I/O (Input/Output) devices.
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Super IO Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Nat317Serial Port(s)and Parallel P
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port1 IRQ
Serial Port2 Address
Serial Port2 IRQ
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port IRQ
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode DMA Channel
[3F8]
[4]
[2F8]
[3]
[378]
[7]
[ECP]
[3]
↔ Select Screen
↑↓ Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and
Exit
ESC Exit
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BIOS
The Super IO Configuration includes the following items:
Serial Port 1 Address
This option specifies the base I/O port address of serial port 1. The settings for this item include Disabled, 3F8 and 3E8 and 2E8. Select the desired setting and then press "Enter".
Serial Port 1 IRQ
This option specifies the Interrupt Request address of serial port 1.
settings for this item include Disabled, 4 and 3.
The
Serial Port 2 Address
This option specifies the base I/O port address of serial port 2. The settings
for this item include Disabled, 2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Serial Port 2 IRQ
This option specifies the Interrupt Request address of serial port 2.
settings for this item include Disabled, 4 and 3.
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Parallel Port Address
This option specifies the I/O address used by the parallel port. The settings
for this item include Disabled, 378, 278 and 3BC. Select your setting and
then press "Enter".
Parallel Port IRQ
This option allows the user to set the Parallel Port IRQ. The settings
for this item include 5 and 7.
Parallel Port Mode
This option specifies the parallel port mode. The settings for this item
include Normal, Bi-directional, EPP and ECP.
ECP Mode DMA Channel
This option allows the user to set the setting for the ECP
Mode of the DMA Channel. The settings for this item include
0, 1 and 3.
BIOS
IDE Configuration
Onboard PCI IDE Controller
This option allows the user to enable or disable the integrated IDE Controller. The settings include Disabled, Primary, Second and Both. Select "Disabled" to disable the Integrated IDE Controller. Select "Primary" to enable
the Primary IDE ontroller only. Select "Secondary" to enable the Secondary
IDE Controller only. Select "Both" to enable both Primary and Secondary
IDE Controllers.
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Primary IDE Master
When entering "Setup", BIOS automatically detects the presence of
IDE devices. This displays the auto detection status of the IDE de
vices. You can also manually configure the IDE drives by providing the
following information:
This option allows the user to configure the IDE devices. When the desired
item is highlighted (selected), press "Enter" and the following screen will be
displayed:
Type
This option sets the type of device that the AMIBIOS attempts
to boot from after AMIBIOS POST is completed. The settings
include Not installed, Auto, CDROM and ARMD. The "Auto"
setting allows BIOS to automatically detect the presence of
the IDE controller.
LBA (Logical Block Addressing) is a method of addressing
data on a disk drive. In LBA mode, the maximum drive capac
ity is 137 GB. The settings are Disabled and Auto. Select
"Disabled" to disable LBA mode. Select "Auto" to enable LBA
mode if your device supports it and is not already formatted
with the LBA mode.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) Mode
This option sets the block mode multi sector transfers option
The settings include Disabled and Auto. Disabled: This op
tion prevents the BIOS from using Multi-Sector Transfer on
the specified channel. The data to and from the device will
occur one sector at a time. Auto: This option allows the
BIOS to auto detect device support for Multi-Sector Trans
fers on the specified channel. If supported, this option al
lows the BIOS to auto detect the number of sectors per block
for transfer from the hard disk drive to memory. The data
transfer to and from the device will occur multiple sectors at
a time (if the device supports it).
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PIO Mode
IDE PIO (Programmable I/O) mode programs timing cycles be
tween the IDE drive and the programmable IDE controller.
As the PIO mode increases, the cycle time decreases. The
settings are: Auto, 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
DMA Mode
This item allows the users to select the DMA mode. The
settings are: Auto, SWDMA0, SWDMA1, SWDMA2,
MWDMA0, MWDMA1, MWDM2, UWDMA0, UWDMA1,
UWDMA2, UWDMA3 and UWDMA4. Select Auto to auto detect the DMA Mode. Select SWDMA0 through SWDMA2 to
set single word DMA0 through DMA2. Select MWDMA0
through MWDMA2 to set Multi-word DMA0 through DMA2.
Select UDMA0 trhough UDMA4 to set Ultra DMA0 through
Ultra DMA4.
S.M.A.R.T.
BIOS
S.M.A.R.T stands for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Report
ing Technology, a feature that can help predict impending
drive failures. The settings are Auto, Disabled and
Enabled. Select "Enabled" or "Disabled" to enable or disable
the S.M.A.R.T. Select "Auto" to auto detect S.M.A.R.T.
32Bit Data Transfer
The settings are Auto, Disabled and Enabled. Select "Enabled" or "Disabled" to enable or disable the 32-bit Data
Transfer function. Select "Auto" to auto detect the 32-bit
Data Transfer function.
ARMD Emulation Type
This option is used to select the emulation used when
configuring an LS120, MO (Magneto-Optical), or Iomega Zip
drive. The settings are Auto, Floppy and HardDisk.
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Primary IDE Slave
When the system enters "Setup", BIOS automatically detects the presence
of IDE devices. This option displays the auto detection status of IDE devices. The settings for "Primary IDE Slave" are the same as those for the
"Primary IDE Master".
Secondary IDE Master
This displays the status of auto detection of IDE devices. The settings for
"Secondary IDE Master" are the same as those for the "Primary IDE Master".
Secondary IDE Slave
This displays the status of auto detection of IDE devices. The settings for
"Secondary IDE Slave" are the same as those for the "Primary IDE Master".
This item allows the user to prevent the hard disk from being overwritten.
The options are Enabled or Disabled. Enabled allows the drive to be used
normally; read, write and erase functions can all be performed. Disabled
prevents the hard disk from being erased. This function is effective only
when the device is accessed through BIOS.
ATA(PI) Detect Timeout (Second)
Set this option to stop the system search for ATAPI devices within the
specified number of seconds. The options are 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and
35 (seconds). Most ATA disk drives can be detected within 5 seconds.
ATA(PI) 80Pin Cable Detection
This option selects the mechanism for detecting the 80-pin ATA(PI) cable.
Options include Host and Device, Host, and Device. Host: This
option
uses the motherboard onboard IDE controller to detect the type of IDE cable
used. Device This option uses the IDE disk drive to detect the type of IDE
cable used. Host & Device: This option uses both the motherboard onboard
IDE controller and IDE disk drive to detect the type of IDE cable used.
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Floppy Configuration
Floppy A
Use this option to specify which of floppy drive you have installed in the A
drive. The settings are Disabled, 360 KB 5 1/4", 1.2 MB 5 1/4", 720 KB 3 1/
2", 1.44 MB 3 1/2" and 2.88 MB 3 1/2".
Floppy B
Use this option to specify which of floppy drive you have installed in the B
drive. The settings are Disabled, 360 KB 5 1/4", 1.2 MB 5 1/4", 720 KB 3 1/
2", 1.44 MB 3 1/2" and 2.88 MB 3 1/2".
Diskette Write Protect
This option allows you to prevent any writing to your floppy diskette. The
settings are Disabled, 360 KB 5 1/4", 1.2 MB 5 1/4", 720 KB 3 1/2", 1.44
MB 3 1/2" and 2.88 MB 3 1/2". The Enabled setting is effective only if the
device is accessed through BIOS.
Floppy Drive Seek
Use this option to Enable or Disable the floppy seek routine on bootup.
BIOS
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
This option allows the BIOS to skip certain tests that are normally performed
on boot up. You can disable the option to speed up boot time. The settings
are Disabled and Enabled.
Quiet Boot
If Disabled, this option will cause the normal POST messages to be displayed upon setup. When Enabled, the OEM logo is displayed instead of the
POST messages. The settings are Enabled, and Disabled.
Add-On ROM Display Mode
Set this option to display add-on ROM (read-only memory) messages. The
settings for this option are Force BIOS and Keep Current. Force BIOS
allows the computer to force a third party BIOS to display during system
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boot. Keep Current has the system display AMIBIOS information on bootup.
BootUp Num Lock
This option is used to select the status of the Number Lock function on your
keyboard on bootup. The settings are On and Off.
BootUp CPU Speed
This option is used set the CPU speed to either High or Low.
PS/2 Mouse Support
This option specifies whether a PS/2 Mouse will be supported. Settings are
Enabled and Disabled.
Typematic Rate
BIOS
Set this option to select the rate at which the computer repeats a key that
is held down. Settings are Fast and Slow. Fast: This sets the rate the
computer repeats a key to over 20 times per second. Under normal operations, this setting should not be changed. Slow: This sets the rate the
computer repeats a key to under 8 times per second.
System Keyboard
This option is to let the system know if a keyboard is Present or Absent.
Primary Display
This option specifies the type of monitor display you have installed on the
system. The settings are Absent, VGA/EGA, Color 40 x 25, Color 80 x 25
and monochrome.
Parity Check
Use this option to either Enable or Disable the use of memory parity checking.
Boot to OS/2
This option can be used to boot the system to an OS/2 operating system.
The settings are No and Yes.
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Wait for F1 if Error
This settings for this option are Enabled and Disabled. Disabled: This
prevents the AMIBIOS to wait on an error for user intervention. This setting
should be used if there is a known reason for a BIOS error to appear. An
example would be a system administrator must remote boot the system.
The computer system does not have a keyboard currently attached. If this
setting is set, the system will continue to bootup in to the operating system.
If ‘F1’ is enabled, the system will wait until the BIOS setup is entered.
Enabled: This option allows the system BIOS to wait for any error. If an
error is detected, pressing <F1> will enter Setup and the BIOS setting can
be adjusted to fix the problem. This normally happens when upgrading the
hardware and not setting the BIOS to recognize it.
Hit "Delete" Message Display
This option tells the system to display or not display the "Hit Delete to Enter
Setup" message. The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Processor Serial Number
BIOS
This option allows the operating system and applications to be able to read
the CPU serial number from your CPUs. The settings are Enabled and Disabled. (*Note: This option is not available for Intel Celeron Processors because these processors do not contain a processor serial number.)
Internal Cache
This option is for enabling or disabling the internal CPU L1 cache. Settings
include Disabled, Write-Thru, Write-Back and Reserved. Disabled: This
option prevents the system from using the internal CPU L1 cache. This
setting should be used to slow the computer system down or to troubleshoot error messages. Write-Thru: This option allows the computer system
to use the internal CPU L1 cache as Write-Though cache. Write-Through
cache is slower than Write-Back cache. It performs write operations to the
internal L1 CPU cache and system memory simultaneously. Write-Back:
This option allows the computer system to use the internal CPU L1 cache as
Write-Back cache. Write-Back cache is faster than Write-Through cache.
Write-Back cache is a caching method in which modifications to data in the
cache aren’t copied to the cache source until absolutely necessary. Writeback caching is available on all CPUs supported by this BIOS. With these
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CPUs, write operations stored in the L1 cache aren’t copied to main memory
until absolutely necessary. This is the default setting.
System BIOS Cacheable
This option enables you to move the system BIOS to the memory cache to
improve performance. Settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Event Log Configuration
Event Logging
This option Enables or Disables the logging of events. You can use this
screen to select options for the Event Log Configuration Settings. You can
access sub screens to view the event log and mark all events as read. Use
the up and down arrow keys to select an item, and the plus (+) and minus
(-) keys to change the option setting. The settings are described on the
following pages. The screen is shown below.
This option Enables or Disables the logging of ECC events. The events
logged by AMIBIOS are post errors such as a bad BIOS, floppy errors, or
hard drive errors.
Clear All Event Logs
This option can be used to tell the system to clear the event log on the next
boot up. The settings are No and Yes.
View Event Log
Highlighting this and pressing <Enter> will allow you to view the unread
events from the event log area.
View Event Log
Highlighting [OK] and pressing <Enter> will mark all events in the log area
as read. The settings are OK and Cancel.
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Peripheral Device Configuration
Onboard SCSI
This option allows you to Enable the onboard SCSI. The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Power Lost Control
This option determines how the system will respond when power is reapplied after a power loss condition. Always On means the system will
automatically start up when power is reapplied. Always Off means you
must push the main power button to restart the system after power is
restored.
System Health Monitor
The BIOS continuously monitors the health of your system by measuring
certain voltage levels and temperatures.
BIOS
CPU1 Current Temperature
CPU2 Current Temperature
This option allows the system to auto detect and display the temperatures
of CPU1 and CPU2.
System Overheat Warning
This option allows you to Enable or Disable a system overheat warning
signal, used to notify you in the event of a dangerous rise in heat levels.
Overheat Warning Temperature
This option allows you to specify the temperature threshold that, when
exceeded, will trigger the overheat warning alarm.
The rest of the System Health Monitor menu lists various voltages and temperatures as they are currently being measured. These include CPU temperature, CPU voltage, the rpms of the CPU, chassis and thermal control
fans as well as the primary voltage levels used by the system: +3.3V, +5V,
+12V and -12V. Items such as H/W Monitor CPU1VCORE, H/W Monitor
CPU2VCORE, H/W Monitor +3.3V, H/W Monitor +5V, H/W Monitor +12V, CPU
Fan1, CPU Fan2, ChassisFan1, Chassis Fan2 are also included in this option.
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Chipset Setup
Choose Chipset Setup from the AMIBIOS Setup Utility main menu. The screen
is shown below. All Chipset Setup options are described following the
screen.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main Advanced
Chipset
PCIPnP
C000,16k Shadow
C400,16k Shadow
C800,16k Shadow
CC00,16k Shadow
D000,16k Shadow
D400,16k Shadow
D800,16k Shadow
DC00,16k Shadow
Write Combining for P6 to PCI
Act to DeAct
Act to Read/Write
RA Cycle Time
SDRAM CAS Latency
Memory Auto Precharge
SDRAM Fast Timing
Power
Boot
[Cached]
[Cached]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[6CLKS]
[3CLKS,2CLKS]
[9CLK]
[CAS Latency3]
[Disabled]
[11-1-1,10-1-1]
Security
↔
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Exit
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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C000, 16k Shadow
C400, 16k Shadow
C800, 16k Shadow
CC00, 16k Shadow
D000, 16k Shadow
D400, 16k Shadow
D800, 16k Shadow
DC00, 16k Shadow
These options specify how the 16 KB of video ROM at each of the above
addresses is treated. When Disabled, the contents of the video ROM are
not copied to RAM. When Enabled, the contents of 16 KB of video ROM
beginning at the above address are copied (shadowed) from ROM to RAM
for faster application. When set to Cached/WP, the contents of 16 KB of
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video ROM beginning at the above address are copied (shadowed) from
ROM to RAM and can be written to or read from cache memory. The
settings for this option are Disabled, Enabled and Cached/WP. (The optimal
settings are Cached/WP for C000 and C400 and Disabled for all the other
settings.
Write Combining for P6-to-PCI
This settings for this option are Disabled and Enabled. Select "Enabled" to
enable the function of Write Combining for P6-to-PCI.
Act to Deact
This settings for this option are 6 CLKS and 5 CLKS.
Act to Read/Write
This settings for this option are 3 CLKS and 2 CLKS.
RAS Cycle Time
This option defines the RAS cycle time. Settings include 10 CLKS, 9 CLKS,
8 CLKS and 7 CLKS.
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RAS Precharge Time
This option defines the RAS Precharge time. Settings include 3 CLKS, and
2 CLKS.
SDRAM CAS Latency
This option defines the SDRAM CAS Lantency settings. CAS stands for
Column Address Strobe. Settings include CAS Lantgency 3, CAS Lantgency
2.
Memory Auto Precharge
The settings are Enabled, and Disabled.
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SDRAM Fast Timing
This option defines the Fast timing settings for SDRAM . Settings include
11-1-1 and 10-1-1.
MemoryWriting Posting
The settings are Enabled, and Disabled.
Fast ECC Enable
The settings are Enabled, and Disabled.
ISA IO Cycle Delay
This settings for this option are Full Delay, 1.5 BCLK,
BLCK.
2.5 BLCK and 3.5
Scrubbing Enable
AGP Device Address Space Size
This settings for this option are 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, and 512MB.
AGP Operations
This settings for this option are Enabled, and Disabled.
MPS 1.4 Support
The settings for this option are Enabled and Disabled.
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PCI PnP Setup
Choose PCI/PnP Setup from the AMIBIOS Setup main menu. All PCI/PnP
options are described in this section. The PCI/PnP Setup screen is shown
below.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Advanced Chipset PCIPnP
Power Boot Security Exit
Plug & Play O/S
Reset Config Data
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to VGA
Palette Snooping
PCI IDE BusMaster
OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card
[No]
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
USB Controller
USB Controller
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
IRQ14
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
No: lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
Yes: lets the
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
↔
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Plug & Play OS
Choose the No setting for computers that do not meet the Plug and Play
specifications, which will allow the BIOS to configure all the devices in the
system. Choosing the Yes setting lets the operating system configure PnP
devices that are not required for boot up (if the system has a PnP operating
system). The operating system would have the ability to change interrupt,
I/O, and DMA settings. Set this option if the system is running Windows
95®, Windows 98® or Windows 2000®. Other operating systems are also
PnP-aware.
Reset Configuration Data
Choosing the Yes setting will cause the PnP configuration data in the BIOS
to be cleared on the next boot up. Choosing the No setting does not force
PnP data to be cleared on the next boot.
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PCI Latency Timer
This option specifies the latency timing of the PCI clocks for all PCI devices.
Settings include 32, 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 224 and 248 PCI clocks.
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
This option lets you allocate an interrupt request (IRQ) to the PCI VGA
adapter card (if used). The settings are Yes and No.
Palette Snooping
When enabled, this option informs PCI devices that an ISA graphics device
is installed. The settings are Disabled and Enabled. This does not necessarily indicate a physical ISA adapter card. The graphics chipset can be
mounted on a PCI card. Always check with your adapter card manuals
first, before modifying the default settings in the BIOS.
PCI IDE BusMaster
BIOS
The settings for this option are Disabled and Enabled. Enable to specify
that the IDE controller on the PCI bus has bus mastering capabilities.
OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card
This option specifies which PCI slot has an IDE controller card installed.
Settings are Auto, PCI slot 1, PCI slot 2, PCI slot 3, PCI slot 4, PCI slot 5 and
PCI slot 6. (PCI slot numbers will be available in this option even if your
motherboard does not have that slot number. If your motherboard does not
have a PCI slot 5, for example, do not set this option to "PCI slot5".)
USB Function
The settings for this option are Disabled and Enabled. Disabled prevents
the use of the USB ports and Enabled allows the use of the USB ports.
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Legacy USB Support
This option allows Legacy USB support.
The settings are Disabled, En-
abled and Auto. Disabled prevents the use of any USB device in DOS or
during system boot. Enabled allows the use of USB devices during boot
and while using DOS. The Auto setting auto detects USB keyboards or mice
and if found, allows them to be utilized during boot and while using DOS.
IRQ 3
IRQ 4
IRQ 5
IRQ 7
IRQ 9
IRQ 10
IRQ 11
IRQ 14
BIOS
IRQ 15
The settings for the above options are Available and Reserved. Available
allows the specified IRQ to be available for use by PCI/PnP devices. Reserved means the specified IRQ is reserved for use by Legacy ISA devices.
DMA Channel 0
DMA Channel 1
DMA Channel 3
DMA Channel 5
DMA Channel 6
DMA Channel 7
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Each of the above list of DMA channel setting options can be set to Available and Reserved. Available means the specified DMA channel is available for use by PCI/PnP devices. Reserved means the specified DMA channel is reserved for use by Legacy ISA devices.
Reserved Memory Size
BIOS
This option specifies the size of a memory area to be reserved for Legacy
ISA adapter cards. The settings are Disabled, 16k, 32k and 64k.
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Power Setup
Choose Power Setup from the AMIBIOS Setup main menu. All Power Setup
options are described in this section. The Power Setup screen is shown
below.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Advanced
Chipset
ACPI Aware O/S
Power Management
Power Button Mode
Sleep Button Mode
Green PC Monitor Power State
Video Power Down Mode
Inactivity Timer
Suspend Timeout (Minutes)
IRQ1
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ6
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
IRQ12
IRQ14
IRQ15
PCIPnP
Power
[No]
[Enabled]
[On/Off]
[Suspend]
[StandBy]
[Suspend]
[Off]
[Off]
[Monitor]
[Ignore]
[Ignore]
[Ignore]
[Ignore]
[Ignore]
[Ignore]
[Ignore]
[Ignore]
[Monitor]
[Monitor]
[Ignore]
Boot Security Exit
↔
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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ACPI Aware O/S
This option allows the system to utilize Intel's ACPI (Advanced Configuration
and Power Interface) specification. Settings are No and Yes. DOS®,
Windows 3.x®, and Windows NT® are examples of non-ACPI aware operating systems. Windows 95®, Windows 98®, Windows ME® and Windows
2000® are examples of ACPI aware operating systems.
Power Management
This option allows you to select using APM (Advanced Power Management). The settings are Disabled and Enabled.
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Power Button Mode
This option specifies how the external power button on the computer chassis functions. When set to On/Off, depressing the power button turns the
computer on or off. When set to Suspend, depressing the power button
places the computer in Suspend mode or Full On power mode. The Standby
setting places the computer in Standby or Full On mode.
Sleep Button Enable
This option is to enable the use of the sleep button. The sttings are Suspend and Disable.
Green PC Monitor Power State
This option specifies the power state that a green PC-compliant monitor
enters when BIOS places it in a power saving state after the specified
period of display inactivity has expired. The settings include Standby,
Suspend and Off.
This option specifies the power state that the VGA video subsystem enters
after the specified period of display inactivity has expired. The settings
include Disabled, Standby and Suspend.
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
This option specifies the power down mode of hard disk(s). The settings
include Disabled, StandBy, and Suspend.
Inactivity Timer
This option specifies the length of hard disk inactivity time that should expire
before entering the power conserving state. The settings include Off, 1, 5,
10, 20, 30, 60 and 120 (minutes).
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Suspend Timeout
This option specifies if BIOS is to monitor for display activity when in a
power saving state. The settings include Off, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
(minutes).
IRQ1
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ6
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
IRQ12
IRQ14
IRQ15
BIOS
With the above options, you can monitor each interrupt request and resume
the system's normal power up state when activated. Settings are Ignore
and Monitor. All IRQs are defaulted to Ignore except for IRQ 1, 12 and 14,
whcih default to Monitor.
USB Controller Resume
This allows you to wake up the system from a USB device. The settings for
this option Disabled and Enabled.
PME R e s u m e
This allows you to wake up the system from a PME device. The settings for
this option Disabled and Enabled.
RI Resume
This option allows the system to resume the function of Ring Indicator. The
settings for this option Disabled and Enabled.
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Boot Setup
Choose Boot Setup from the AMIBIOS Setup main menu. All Boot Setup
options are described in this section. The Boot Setup screen is shown
below.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Chipset
PCIPnP
Power
Boot
Security
Exit
Boot Device Priority
Hard Disk Drives
Removable Devices
ATAPI CDROM Drives
↔
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
This option is used to specify the order of the boot sequence that will be
followed from the available system devices. The settings for the 1st Boot
Device are Removable Device, ATAPI CDROM, Hard Drive and Disabled.
2nd Boot Device
The settings for the 2nd Boot Device are Removable Device, ATAPI
CDROM, Hard Drive and Disabled.
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The settings for the 3rd Boot Device are Removable Device, ATAPI
CDROM, Hard Drive and Disabled.
Hard Disk Drives
Use this screen to view the boot sequence of hard drives that have been
auto-detected or entered manually on your system.
Removable Devices
Use this screen to view the boot sequence of the removeable devices that
have been auto-detected or entered manually on your system.
ATAPI CDROM Drives
Use this screen to view the boot sequence ofthe ATAPI CDROM drives that
have been auto-detected or entered manually on your system.
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Security Setup
Choose Security Setup from the AMIBIOS Setup main menu. All Security
Setup options are described in this section. The Security Setup screen is
shown below.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Supervisor Password
User Password
Chipset
:
:
>
Change Supervisor Password
>
Change User Password
>
Clear User Password
Boot Sector Virus Protection
PCIPnP
Power
Not Installed
Not Installed
Boot
Security
Exit
Install or Change the
password.
[Disabled]
↔
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
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Supervisor Password
User Password
AMIBIOS provides both Supervisor and User password functions. If you
use both passwords, the Supervisor password must be set first. The system can be configured so that all users must enter a password every time
the system boots or when AMIBIOS Setup is executed, using either or both
the Supervisor password or User password. The Supervisor and User
passwords activate two different levels of password security. If you select
password support, you are prompted for a 1 – 6 character password. Type
the password on the keyboard. The password does not appear on the
screen when typed. Make sure you write it down. If you forget it, you must
clear CMOS and reconfigure. Remember your Password! Keep a record
of the new password when the password is changed. If you forget the
password, you must erase the system configuration information in CMOS.
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Change Supervisor Password
This option allows you to change a supervisor password that was entered
previously.
Change User Password
This option allows you to change a user password that was entered previously.
Clear User Password
Use this option to clear the user password so that it is not required to be
entered when the system boots up.
Boot Sector Virus Protection
This option allows you to enable or disable a virus detection program to
protect the boot sector of your hard disk drive. The settings for this option
Disabled and Enabled. If Enabled, AMIBIOS will display a warning when
any program (or virus) issues a Disk Format command or attempts to write
to the boot sector of the hard disk drive.
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Choose Exit Setup from the AMIBIOS Setup main menu. All Exit Setup options are described in this section. The Exit Setup screen is shown below.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
>
>
>
>
>
Advanced
Chipset
PCIPnP
Power
Boot
Security
Exit
Exit system setup with
saving the changes.
Exit Saving Changes
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Optimal Defaults
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Discard Changes
↔
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Exit Saving Changes
Highlighting this setting and then pressing <Enter> will save any changes
you made in the BIOS Setup program and then exit. Your system should
then continue with the boot up procedure.
Exit Discarding Changes
Highlighting this setting and then pressing <Enter> will ignore any changes
you made in the BIOS Setup program and then exit. Your system should
then continue with the boot up procedure.
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Load Optimal Defaults
Highlighting this setting and then pressing <Enter> provides the optimum
performance settings for all devices and system features.
Load Failsafe Defaults
Highlighting this setting and then pressing <Enter> provides the safest set
of parameters for the system. Use them if the system is behaving erratically.
Discard Changes
Highlighting this setting and then pressing <Enter> will ignore any changes
you made in the BIOS Setup program but will not exit the BIOS Setup program.
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Appendix A: BIOS Error Beep Codes
Appendix A
BIOS Error Beep Codes & Messages
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed
each time the system is powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to
continue the boot-up process. The error messages normally appear on
the screen.
Fatal errors are those which will not allow the system to continue the
boot-up procedure. If a fatal error occurs, you should consult with your
system manufacturer for possible repairs.
These fatal errors are usually communicated through a series of audible
beeps. The numbers on the fatal error list, on the following page,
correspond to the number of beeps for the corresponding error. All
errors listed, with the exception of Beep Code 8, are fatal errors.
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Beep
Code
1 beep
Error Message
BIOS ROM file
absent
3 beeps
Base 64KB
memory failure
Flash program
successful
5 beeps
Media read error
6 beeps
Keyboard
controller Gate
A20 failure
Processor
exception
interrupt error
Display memory
read/write error
7 beeps
8 beeps
10 beeps
Flash erase error
11 beeps
Flash program
error
BIOS ROM file
incorrect size
12 beeps
The memory refresh circuitry
on the motherboard is faulty
The BIOS was unable to find
the specific file name required
to flash the BIOS
Memory failure occurred in the
first 64KB of Memory
The flash was properly
programmed with the BIOS
ROM file.
The floppy or ATAPI media is
not presented or cannot be
read
The keyboard controller may
be bad. The BIOS cannot
switch to protected mode.
The CPU generated an
exception interrupt
Refresh
2 beeps
4 beeps
Description
13 beeps
BIOS ROM image
mismatch
5 short +_1
long beeps
6 short + 1
long beeps
7 short + 1
long beeps
Memory Error
Memory Error
SMBUS Error
The system video adapter is
either missing or its memory is
faulty. This is not a fatal error.
The flash device was unable to
be properly programmed.
The flash device was unable to
be properly programmed.
The BIOS ROM file found does
not match the size of the flash
device
The BIOS ROM file layout
configuration does not match
image present in the flash
device.
No memory detected in the
system
EDO memory detected in
system
SMBUS error
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Appendix B
AMIBIOS POST Checkpoint Codes
When AMIBIOS performs the Power On Self Test, it writes diagnostic codes
checkpoint codes to I/O port 0080h. If the computer cannot complete the boot
process, diagnostic equipment can be attached to the computer to read I/O port
0080h.
B-1 Uncompressed Initialization Codes
The uncompressed initialization checkpoint codes are listed in
order of execution:
D1h
D3h
D4h
D5h
D6h
Code Description
The NMI is disabled. Power on delay is starting. Next, the
initialization code checksum will be verified.
Initializing the DMA controller, performing the keyboard controller
BAT test, starting memory refresh, and entering 4 GB flat mode
next.
Starting memory sizing next.
Returning to real mode. Executing any OEM patches and setting
the Stack next.
Passing control to the uncompressed code in shadow RAM at
E000:0000h. The initialization code is copied to segment 0 and
control will be transferred to segment 0.
Control is in segment 0. Next, checking if <Ctrl> <Home> was
pressed and verifying the system BIOS checksum. If either <Ctrl>
<Home> was pressed or the system BIOS checksum is bad, next
will go to checkpoint code E0h.
Otherwise, going to checkpoint code D7h.
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B-2 Bootblock Recovery Codes
The bootblock recovery checkpoint codes are listed in order of execution:
Checkpoint
Code Description
E0h
The onboard floppy controller if available is initialized. Next,
beginning the base 512 KB memory test.
E1h
Initializing the interrupt vector table next.
E2h
Initializing the DMA and Interrupt controllers next.
E6h
Enabling the floppy drive controller and Timer IRQs. Enabling internal cache
memory.
Edh
Initializing the floppy drive.
Eeh
Looking for a floppy diskette in drive A:. Reading the first sector of the
diskette.
Efh
A read error occurred while reading the floppy drive in drive A:.
F0h
Next, searching for the AMIBOOT.ROM file in the root directory.
F1h
The AMIBOOT.ROM file is not in the root directory.
F2h
Next, reading and analyzing the floppy diskette FAT to find the clusters
occupied by the AMIBOOT.ROM file.
F3h
Next, reading the AMIBOOT.ROM file, cluster by cluster.
F4h
The AMIBOOT.ROM file is not the correct size.
F5h
Next, disabling internal cache memory.
FBh
Next, detecting the type of flash ROM.
FCh
Next, erasing the flash ROM.
FDh
Next, programming the flash ROM.
FFh
Flash ROM programming was successful. Next, restarting the system
BIOS.
B-3 Uncompressed Initialization Codes
The following runtime checkpoint codes are listed in order of execution.
These codes are uncompressed in F0000h shadow RAM.
APPENDIX B
Checkpoint
Code Description
03h
The NMI is disabled. Next, checking for a soft reset or a power on
condition.
05h
The BIOS stack has been built. Next, disabling cache memory.
06h
Uncompressing the POST code next.
07h
Next, initializing the CPU and the CPU data area.
08h
The CMOS checksum calculation is done next.
0Ah
The CMOS checksum calculation is done. Initializing the CMOS status
register for date and time next.
0Bh
The CMOS status register is initialized. Next, performing any required
initialization before the keyboard BAT command is issued.
0Ch
The keyboard controller input buffer is free. Next, issuing the BAT
command to the keyboard controller.
0Eh
The keyboard controller BAT command result has been verified. Next,
performing any necessary initialization after the keyboard controller BAT
command test.
0Fh
The initialization after the keyboard controller BAT command test is done.
The keyboard command byte is written next.
10h
The keyboard controller command byte is written. Next, issuing the Pin 23
and 24 blocking and unblocking command.
11h
Next, checking if <End or <Ins> keys were pressed during power on.
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14h
19h
1Ah
2Bh
2Ch
2Dh
23h
24h
APPENDIX B
12h
13h
Initializing CMOS RAM if the Initialize CMOS RAM in every boot
AMIBIOS POST option was set in AMIBCP or the <End> key was pressed.
Next, disabling DMA controllers 1 and 2 and interrupt controllers 1 and 2.
The video display has been disabled. Port B has been initialized. Next,
initializing the chipset.
The 8254 timer test will begin next.
The 8254 timer test is over. Starting the memory refresh test next.
The memory refresh line is toggling. Checking the 15 second on/off time
next.
Passing control to the video ROM to perform any required configuration
before the video ROM test.
All necessary processing before passing control to the video ROM is done.
Looking for the video ROM next and passing control to it.
The video ROM has returned control to BIOS POST. Performing any
required processing after the video ROM had control.
Reading the 8042 input port and disabling the MEGAKEY Green
PC feature next. Making the BIOS code segment writable and
performing any necessary configuration before initializing the
interrupt vectors.
The configuration required before interrupt vector initialization
has completed. Interrupt vector initialization is about to begin.
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Checkpoint
Code Description
25h
Interrupt vector initialization is done. Clearing the password if the
POST DIAG switch is on.
27h
Any initialization before setting video mode will be done next.
28h
Initialization before setting the video mode is complete. Configuring
the monochrome mode and color mode settings next.
2Ah
Bus initialization system, static, output devices will be done next, if
present. See the last page for additional information.
2Eh
Completed post-video ROM test processing. If the EGA/VGA
controller is not found, performing the display memory read/write
test next.
2Fh
The EGA/VGA controller was not found. The display memory read/write
test is about to begin.
30h
The display memory read/write test passed. Look for retrace checking
next.
31h
The display memory read/write test or retrace checking failed. Performing
the alternate display memory read/write test next.
32h
The alternate display memory read/write test passed. Looking for alternate
display retrace checking next.
34h
Video display checking is over. Setting the display mode next.
37h
The display mode is set. Displaying the power on message next.
38h
Initializing the bus input, IPL, general devices next, if present. See the last
page of this chapter for additional information.
39h
Displaying bus initialization error messages. See the last page of this
chapter for additional information.
3Ah
The new cursor position has been read and saved. Displaying the Hit
<DEL> message next.
3Bh
The Hit <DEL> message is displayed. The protected mode memory test is
about to start.
40h
Preparing the descriptor tables next.
42h
The descriptor tables are prepared. Entering protected mode for the
memory test next.
43h
Entered protected mode. Enabling interrupts for diagnostics mode next.
44h
Interrupts enabled if the diagnostics switch is on. Initializing data to check
memory wraparound at 0:0 next.
45h
Data initialized. Checking for memory wraparound at 0:0 and finding the
total system memory size next.
46h
The memory wraparound test is done. Memory size calculation has been
done. Writing patterns to test memory next.
47h
The memory pattern has been written to extended memory. Writing patterns
to the base 640 KB memory next.
48h
Patterns written in base memory. Determining the amount of memory below
1 MB next.
49h
The amount of memory below 1 MB has been found and verified.
Determining the amount of memory above 1 MB memory next.
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APPENDIX B
Checkpoint
Code Description
4Bh
The amount of memory above 1 MB has been found and verified. Checking
for a soft reset and clearing the memory below 1 MB for the
soft reset next. If this is a power on situation, going to checkpoint 4Eh next.
4Ch
The memory below 1 MB has been cleared via a soft reset. Clearing
the memory above 1 MB next.
4Dh
The memory above 1 MB has been cleared via a soft reset. Saving the
memory size next. Going to checkpoint 52h next.
4Eh
The memory test started, but not as the result of a soft reset.
Displaying the first 64 KB memory size next.
4Fh
The memory size display has started. The display is updated during
the memory test. Performing the sequential and random memory test
next.
50h
The memory below 1 MB has been tested and initialized. Adjusting
the displayed memory size for relocation and shadowing next.
51h
The memory size display was adjusted for relocation and shadowing.
Testing the memory above 1 MB next.
52h
The memory above 1 MB has been tested and initialized. Saving
the memory size information next.
53h
The memory size information and the CPU registers are saved.
Entering real mode next.
54h
Shutdown was successful. The CPU is in real mode. Disabling the
Gate A20 line, parity, and the NMI next.
57h
The A20 address line, parity, and the NMI are disabled. Adjusting
the memory size depending on relocation and shadowing next.
58h
The memory size was adjusted for relocation and shadowing.
Clearing the Hit <DEL> message next.
59h
The Hit <DEL> message is cleared. The <WAIT...> message is
displayed. Starting the DMA and interrupt controller test next.
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Checkpoint
Code Description
60h
The DMA page register test passed. Performing the DMA Controller 1
base register test next.
62h
The DMA controller 1 base register test passed. Performing the DMA
controller 2 base register test next.
65h
The DMA controller 2 base register test passed. Programming DMA
controllers 1 and 2 next.
66h
Completed programming DMA controllers 1 and 2. Initializing the 8259
interrupt controller next.
67h
Completed 8259 interrupt controller initialization.
7Fh
Extended NMI source enabling is in progress.
80h
The keyboard test has started. Clearing the output buffer and checking
for stuck keys. Issuing the keyboard reset command next.
81h
A keyboard reset error or stuck key was found. Issuing the keyboard
controller interface test command next.
82h
The keyboard controller interface test completed. Writing the command
byte and initializing the circular buffer next.
83h
The command byte was written and global data initialization has
completed. Checking for a locked key next.
84h
Locked key checking is over. Checking for a memory size mismatch
with CMOS RAM data next.
85h
The memory size check is done. Displaying a soft error and checking
for a password or bypassing WINBIOS Setup next.
86h
The password was checked. Performing any required programming
before WINBIOS Setup next.
87h
The programming before WINBIOS Setup has completed.
Uncompressing the WINBIOS Setup code and executing the
AMIBIOS Setup or WINBIOS Setup utility next.
88h
Returned from WINBIOS Setup and cleared the screen. Performing any
necessary programming after WINBIOS Setup next.
APPENDIX B
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APPENDIX B
Checkpoint
Code Description
89h
The programming after WINBIOS Setup has completed. Displaying the
power on screen message next.
8Bh
The first screen message has been displayed. The <WAIT...> message is
displayed. Performing the PS/2 mouse check and extended BIOS data area
allocation check next.
8Ch
Programming the WINBIOS Setup options next.
8Dh
The WINBIOS Setup options are programmed. Resetting the hard disk
controller next.
8Fh
The hard disk controller has been reset. Configuring the floppy drive
controller next.
91h
The floppy drive controller has been configured. Configuring the hard disk
drive controller next.
95h
Initializing the bus option ROMs from C800 next. See the last page of this
chapter for additional information.
96h
Initializing before passing control to the adaptor ROM at C800.
97h
Initialization before the C800 adaptor ROM gains control has completed. The
adaptor ROM check is next.
98h
The adaptor ROM had control and has now returned control to BIOS POST.
Performing any required processing after the option ROM returned control.
99h
Any initialization required after the option ROM test has completed.
Configuring the timer data area and printer base address next.
9Ah
Set the timer and printer base addresses. Setting the RS-232 base address
next.
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Code Description
9Bh
Returned after setting the RS-232 base address. Performing any required
initialization before the Coprocessor test next.
9Ch
Required initialization before the Coprocessor test is over. Initializing the
Coprocessor next.
9Dh
Coprocessor initialized. Performing any required initialization after the
Coprocessor test next.
9Eh
Initialization after the Coprocessor test is complete. Checking the extended
keyboard, keyboard ID, and Num Lock key next. Issuing the keyboard ID
command next.
A2h
Displaying any soft errors next.
A3h
The soft error display has completed. Setting the keyboard typematic rate
next.
A4h
The keyboard typematic rate is set. Programming the memory wait states
next.
A5h
Memory wait state programming is over. Clearing the screen and enabling
parity and the NMI next.
A7h
NMI and parity enabled. Performing any initialization required before
passing control to the adaptor ROM at E000 next.
A8h
Initialization before passing control to the adaptor ROM at E000h completed.
Passing control to the adaptor ROM at E000h next.
A9h
Returned from adaptor ROM at E000h control. Performing any initialization
required after the E000 option ROM had control next.
Aah
Initialization after E000 option ROM control has completed. Displaying the
system configuration next.
Abh
Uncompressing the DMI data and executing DMI POST initialization next.
B0h
The system configuration is displayed.
B1h
Copying any code to specific areas.
00h
Code copying to specific areas is done. Passing control to INT 19h boot
loader next.
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B-4 Bus Checkpoint Codes
The system BIOS passes control to different buses at the following checkpoints:
Checkpoint
Code Description
2Ah
Initializing the different bus system, static, and output devices, if present.
38h
Initialized bus input, IPL, and general devices, if present.
39h
Displaying bus initialization error messages, if any.
95h
Initializing bus adaptor ROMs from C8000h through D8000h.
Additional Bus Checkpoints
While control is inside the different bus routines, additional
checkpoints are output to I/O port address 0080h as word to identify
the routines being executed. These are word checkpoints.
The low byte of checkpoint is the system BIOS checkpoint where control is
passed to the different bus routines.
The high byte of checkpoint indicates that the routine is being executed in
Different buses.
High Byte
The high byte of these checkpoints includes the following information:
Description
0. Disable all devices on the bus.
1.
Initialize static devices on the bus.
2.
Initialize output devices on the bus.
3. Initialize input devices on the bus.
4.
Initialize IPL devices on the bus.
5.
Initiate general devices on the bus.
6.
Initialize error reporting on the bus.
7. Initialize add-on ROMs for all buses.
Bits 3-0 Specify the bus
0
Generic DIM Device Initialization Manager.
1
Onboard System devices.
2
ISA devices.
3
EISA devices.
4
ISA PnP devices.
5
PCI devices.
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Bits
Bits 7-4
0000 Function
0001 Function
0010 Function
0011 Function
0100 Function
0101 Function
0110 Function
0111 Function
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Appendix C: List of Figures
Appendix C
List of Figures
The following is a list of the figures in this manual and the page numbers
they appear on.
Figure
Page
I/O Shield
1-3
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
2-3
Installing the Chassis Rails
2-4
Installing the Rack Rails
2-5
Installing the Server into the Rack
2-6
Accessing the Inside of the SuperServer 8060
2-8
Mounting Holes on Motherboard
5-3
Control Panel Connectors
5-5
Installing PIII FCPGA Processors
5-7
Side View of DIMM Installation into Slot
5-8
Adding PCI Cards
5-9
SUPER 370DE6 Layout
5-10
Connector Locations
5-22
Chassis Front View
6-2
Control Panel PCB
6-3
System Cooling Fan Removal
6-5
Mounting a SCSI Drive in a Carrier
6-7
Removing SCSI Drives
6-8
SCA Backplane
6-9
Power Supplies
6-12
Chassis Rear View
6-13
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Appendix D: System Specifications
Appendix D
System Specifications
Processors
Up to two Intel 370-pin Pentium III FCPGA 600 MHz-1GHz CPUs with /
133/100 MHz FSB
Memory Capacity
4 DIMM slots to support a maximum of 4 GB Registered SDRAM
DIMM Sizes
128 MB / 256 MB / 512 MB / 1 GB Registered SDRAM modules
supported
SCSI Controller
Adaptec AIC-7899 for dual channel Ultra160 SCSI
SCSI Backplane Controller
QLogic GEM354 controller for SAF-TE compliant SCA backplane
SCSI Drive Bays
Two drive bays to house two (2) standard 1" 80-pin SCA SCSI drives
Peripheral Bays
One (1) 3.5" floppy drive and one (1) slim CD-ROM drive
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PCI Expansion Slots
Two (2) 64-bit, 66 MHz PCI slots
Four (4) 64/32-bit, 33 MHz PCI slots
Power Supply
Type: 2 x 300W redundant, hot-plug units with +3.3V, +5V, +12V, -5V
and -12V main DC outputs and a 5V standby output.
Input Voltage: 120V or 230V (units are autoswitching capable)
Fans: Each unit has one 80 mm ball bearing fan
Operating Temperature Range: 10 to 40 degrees C
Humidity Range: 20-90%, non-condensing
Safety Regulations: UL 1950, CUL, TUV
Cooling Fans
System: Four (4) 9-cm, hot-plug ball bearing fans
Exhaust: One (1) 9-cm ball bearing fans
Onboard Fan Headers: Two CPU, three chassis and one overheat
headers; max. current = .035 amps/ea. or 1.2 amps/set of four
Form Factor: 370DE6 motherboard: Extended ATX
SC840 chassis: 4U rackmount
Operating Systems Supported: Windows NT, Windows 2000,
Solaris, Netware, SCO UNIX and Linux
Dimensions: 17.52 x 6.97 x 25.99 in.; 445 x 177 x 660 mm (W x H x
D)
Weight:
Net: 57.2 lb. (26 kg.)
Gross: 70.4 lb. (32 kg.)
Regulations: Class B, FCC, CE, UL, TUV
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