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User’s Manual
EPIA-MII
Mini-ITX Mainboard
Version 1.62
January 30, 2012
Copyright
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The information and product specifications within this document are subject to change at any
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FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his
personal expense.
Notice 1
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Notice 2
Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply with
the emission limits.
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
Safety Instructions
1.
Always read the safety instructions carefully.
2.
Keep this User's Manual for future reference.
3.
Keep this equipment away from humidity.
4.
Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
5.
The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the equipment from
6.
Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 110/220V before
7.
Place the power cord in such a way that people cannot step on it. Do not place anything
8.
Always unplug the power cord before inserting any add-on card or module.
9.
All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
connecting the equipment to the power inlet.
over the power cord.
10. Never pour any liquid into the opening. Liquid can cause damage or electrical shock.
11. If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by a service personnel:
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The power cord or plug is damaged
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Liquid has penetrated into the equipment
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The equipment has been exposed to moisture
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The equipment has not work well or you cannot get it work according to User's
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The equipment has dropped and damaged
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If the equipment has obvious sign of breakage
Manual.
12. DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT UNCONDITIONED,
STORAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 60 C (140F), IT MAY DAMAGE THE
EQUIPMENT.
Caution:
Only use the appropriate battery specified for this product.
Do not reuse, recharge, or reheat an old battery.
Do not attempt to force open the battery.
Do not discard used batteries with regular trash.
Discard used batteries according to local regulations.
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Quick Installation Guide
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Box Contents............................................................................ i
Table of Contents .................................................................... ii
Chapter 1 ............................................................................... 1
Specifications ....................................................................... 1
Mainboard Specifications ....................................................... 2
Mainboard Layout ................................................................. 4
Back Panel Ports ................................................................... 6
Slots.................................................................................... 6
Onboard Connectors and Jumpers........................................... 7
Chapter 2 ............................................................................... 9
Installation........................................................................... 9
CPU ................................................................................... 10
Memory Module Installation ................................................. 12
Connecting the Power Supply ............................................... 14
Back Panel Ports ................................................................. 15
Connectors ......................................................................... 19
Jumpers ............................................................................. 27
Slots.................................................................................. 28
Chapter 3 ............................................................................. 29
BIOS Setup ........................................................................ 29
Entering Setup ................................................................... 30
Control Keys....................................................................... 30
Getting Help ....................................................................... 31
Main Menu ......................................................................... 32
Standard CMOS Features ..................................................... 34
Advanced BIOS Features...................................................... 36
Advanced Chipset Features .................................................. 39
Integrated Peripherals ......................................................... 41
Power Management Setup .................................................... 45
PNP/PCI Configurations ....................................................... 50
PC Health Status ................................................................. 53
Frequency / Voltage Control ................................................. 54
Load Fail-Safe Defaults ........................................................ 57
Load Optimized Defaults ...................................................... 58
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Set Supervisor / User Password ............................................
Save & Exit Setup ...............................................................
Exit Without Saving .............................................................
Chapter 4 .............................................................................
Driver Installation ...............................................................
Driver Utilities ....................................................................
CD Content ........................................................................
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Specifications
The ultra-compact and highly integrated VIA EPIA-MII Mini-ITX
Mainboard is the smallest form factor mainboard specification
available today, developed by VIA Technologies, Inc. as part of
the company’s open industry-wide total connectivity initiative.
The mainboard enables the creation of an exciting new
generation of small, ergonomic, innovative and affordable
embedded systems. Through high level of integration, mini-ITX
only occupy 66% of the size of FlexATX mainboard form factor.
The mainboard comes with an embedded VIA Processor, boasting
ultra low power consumption and cool, quiet operation.
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M AINBOARD S PECIFICATIONS
CPU
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VIA C3 / EDEN EBGA Processor (onboard)
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Enhanced Ball Grid Array Package (EBGA)
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Internal L1 128KB and L2 64KB cache memory
Chipset
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VIA CLE266 North Bridge
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VT8235 South Bridge
Memory
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1 x DDR266 DIMM socket (up to 1 GB)
Expansion Slots
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1 x PCI
Graphics
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Integrated VIA Castlerock AGP graphics
Audio
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VT1616, six channel AC’97 Codec
Onboard IEEE 1394 (optional)
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VIA VT6307S IEEE 1394
LAN
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VIA VT6103 10/100 Base-T Ethernet PHY
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2 x UltraDMA 66/100/133 connectors
IDE
OnModule CardBus/CF
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RICOH 476II
LVDS (optional)
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VIA VT1631 LVDS Transmitter
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Back Panel I/O Ports
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1 x PS2 mouse port
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1 x PS2 keyboard port
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1 x VGA port
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1 x S-Video port
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1 x RCA port (SPDIF or TV-out)
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1 x RJ-45 LAN port
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2 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
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1 x 1394 port
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1 x Cardbus slot & CF slot
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1 x Serial port
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3 x Audio jacks: line-out, line-in and mic-in
Onboard I/O Connectors
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1 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector (USB 2.0 support included in South
Bridge)
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1 x 1394 connector (optional)
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1 x CD Audio-in connector
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1 x Front audio connector
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1 x FIR connector
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1 x KBMS connector
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1 x Wake-on-LAN connector
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3 x Fan connectors (CPU Fan, System Fan, Fan 3)
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1 x LVDS connector (optional)
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1 x Serial port connector for second COM port
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1 x LPT port connector
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1 x SMBus connector
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1 x Video feature connector support (optional)
BIOS
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Award BIOS with 2/4Mbit flash memory
Form Factor
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17 cm X 17 cm Mini-ITX (6 layer)
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M AINBOARD L AYOUT
Back Panel
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Add-On Module
Placement of ADD-On Module
CLE266
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B ACK P ANEL P ORTS
Port
Description
1394
Audio Jacks
Cardbus Slot
CF Slot
COM 1
PS2-MS
PS2-KB
RCA_JACK
RJ45
S-Video
USB 1-2
VGA Out
IEEE1394 (Firewire port)
Line-Out, Line-In, Microphone
PCMCIA Type II card slot
CF Slot
Serial port
PS2 mouse port
PS2 keyboard port
RCA Video or SPDIF jack
10/100 NIC port
S-Video port
Universal Serial Bus ports 1 - 2
VGA out port
S LOTS
Slot
Description
DIMM
PCI
Memory module slot
Expansion card slot
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O NBOARD C ONNECTORS
AND
J UMPERS
Connector/Jumper
Description
1394_2
ATXPWR
CD_IN
CLEAR_CMOS
COM2
F_AUDIO
F_PANEL
Fans
FDD
FIR
SMBus
IDE 1&2
KBMS
LPT
LVDS
SPDIF_SEL
USB 3/4
WOL
IEEE 1394 connector
ATX power cable connector
Onboard CD audio cable connector
Jumper to reset CMOS settings to default
Second serial port connector
Front audio connector
Case connectors
CPU Fan, System Fan, Fan3
Floppy disk drive connector
Infrared Radiation connector
SMBus connector
IDE hard disk drive connectors
CIR/PS2(EXT_KBMS) connector
LPT port connector
LVDS connector
Sony Philips Digital Interface Jumper
Universal Serial Bus connectors
Wake On LAN connector
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CHAPTER 2
Installation
This chapter provides you with information about hardware setup
procedures. While installing the mainboard, carefully hold the
components and closely follow the installation procedures. Some
components may be damaged if they are installed incorrectly.
It is recommended to use a grounded wrist strap before handling
computer components. Static electricity can damage some
components.
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CPU
The VIA EPIA-MII Mini-ITX Mainboard includes an embedded VIA Eden
Processor or VIA C3 E-Series Processor. The CPUFAN (CPU fan) and SYSFAN
(system fan) run on +12V and maintain system cooling. When connecting the
wire to the connectors, always be aware that the red wire is the Positive and
should be connected to the +12V. The black wire is Ground and should be
connected to GND. Both CPU and System fan connectors have sensors to
detect fan speed.
Sensor
+12V
GND
SYSFAN
CPUFAN
CLE266
PWRFAN
The VIA C3 E-Series Processor
With low power consumption and advanced
thermal dissipation properties, the embedded
VIA C3 E-Series requires only a small fan to
guarantee performance and reliability. Ensure
that the CPU Fan Connector is correctly
installed as shown.
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The VIA Eden Processor
Providing ultra-low power consumption and
advanced thermal dissipation properties, the
VIA Eden Processor features a fanless design.
The VIA Eden Processor requires only a
heatsink as shown.
Caution:
This motherboard is not designed to support overclocking. Any attempt to
operate beyond product specifications is not recommended. We do not
guarantee the damages or risks caused by operation beyond product
specifications.
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MEMORY MODULE INSTALLATION
The VIA EPIA-MII Mini-ITX Mainboard provides one 184-pin DIMM slot for
DDR266 SDRAM memory modules.
CLE266
DDR SDRAM Module Installation Procedures
1.
Push the white retaining latches at either end of the DIMM slot outwards.
2.
Align the DDR SDRAM module with the corresponding notches on the
DIMM slot. The modules will only fit if placed in the correct position.
3.
With both hands, press the DDR SDRAM module down into the DIMM
slot so that the white retaining latches rotate up and secure the module
in place (see picture below).
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Available DDR SDRAM Configurations
Refer to the table below for available DDR SDRAM configurations on the
mainboard.
Slot
Module Size
Total Memory
DIMM
(Bank 0 & 1)
64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
64MB – 1GB
Maximum System Memory Supported
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64MB – 1GB
Chapter 2
CONNECTING THE POWER SUPPLY
The VIA EPIA-MII Mini-ITX mainboard requires an ATX power supply to be
connected. Before inserting the power supply connector, always make sure
that all components are installed correctly to ensure that no damage will be
caused.
ATX 20-Pin Power Connector
To connect the ATX power supply, make sure the power plug is inserted in
the proper orientation and the pins are aligned. Then push down the plug
firmly into the connector.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
3.3V
3.3V
GND
5V
GND
5V
GND
PW_OK
5V_SB
12V
3.3V
-12V
GND
PS_ON
GND
GND
GND
NC
5V
5V
1
10
11
20
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BACK P ANEL PORTS
The back panel has the following ports:
Mouse Port: PS2_MS
The mainboard provides a standard PS/2 mouse connector for attaching a
PS/2 mouse. You can plug a PS/2 mouse directly into this connector. The
connector location and pin assignments are as follows.
6
4
2
5
3
1
PS2 Mouse (6-pin female)
Pin
Signal
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
Mouse DATA
NC
GND
VCC
Mouse Clock
NC
Mouse data
No connection
Ground
+5V
Mouse clock
No connection
Keyboard Port: PS2_KB
The mainboard provides a standard PS/2 keyboard connector for attaching a
PS/2 keyboard. You can plug a PS/2 keyboard directly into this connector.
Pin
Signal
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
Keyboard DATA
NC
GND
VCC
Keyboard Clock
NC
Keyboard data
No connection
Ground
+5V
Keyboard clock
No connection
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VGA Out
A DB-15 pin female connector that connects to a VGA
monitor.
USB Ports
The mainboard provides 2 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (plus 1 pin-header for up to 2
additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports). USB-compatible devices can be plugged directly
into these ports.
Pin
Signal
Description
1
2
3
4
VCC
-DATA
+DATA
GND
+5V
Negative data channel
Positive data channel
Ground
RJ45 10/100 NIC Port
The mainboard provides one standard RJ-45 port for
connection to the Local Area Network (LAN). You can
connect a network cable to the LAN port.
S-Video Port
This port allows S-Video output in NTSC and PAL modes.
RCA Video or S/PDIF Port
This dual function port may be used either as a RCA Video
port or as an S/PDIF port. See SPDIF_SEL in the Jumpers
section for more details.
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IEEE 1394 Port
The mainboard provides one standard 1394 port. You can
connect any 1394 (Firewire) device to this port.
Serial Ports: COM1
The mainboard offers one 9-pin male Serial Port connector COM1. You can
attach a serial mouse or other serial devices directly to this port.
Pin
Signal
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DCD
SIN
SOUT
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
Data Carry Detect
Serial In or Receive Data
Serial Out or Transmit Data
Data Terminal Ready
Ground
Data Set Ready
Request To Send
Clear To Send
Ring Indicate
Card Slots: PCMCIA, CF
The mainboard comes with an add-on card that provides support for PCMCIA
and CF cards. The CF slot supports both type I and type II. These slots are
accessed on the same side as the ports.
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Audio Jacks: Line-In, Line-Out, Microphone
Jack
2-Channel
6-Channel
Line-In
Line-Out
Mic
Line in
Line out
Microphone
Rear (Left / Right)
Front (Left / Right)
Center / Subwoofer
The Line-Out jack is for connecting to external speakers or headphones.
The Line-In jack is for connecting to an external audio device such as a CD
player, tape player, etc....
The Mic jack is for connecting to a microphone.
Note:
The Audio ports can be switched to Smart 5.1 6-channel audio output.
You can enable the function by clicking the “Vinyl Audio” icon on your
desktop after installing the audio driver.
After completing the previous settings, you need to connect your speakers to
the audio jacks as shown below.
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CONNECTORS
Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 & IDE2
The mainboard has a 32-bit Enhanced PCI IDE and Ultra DMA 66/100
controller that provides PIO mode 0~4, Bus Master, and Ultra DMA 66/100
functions. You can connect up to four hard disk drive, CD-ROM, LS-120 and
other devices. These connectors utilize the provided IDE hard disk cable.
IDE1 (Primary IDE Connector)
The first hard drive should always be connected to IDE1. IDE1 can connect a
Master and a Slave drive. You must configure the second hard drive to Slave
mode by setting the jumper accordingly.
IDE2 (Secondary IDE Connector)
IDE2 can also connect a Master and a Slave drive.
If you install two hard disks on a single cable, you must set the jumper on
the second hard disk drive to slave mode. Please refer to the hard disk
documentation supplied by hard disk vendor for the jumper settings.
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Case Connector: F_PANEL
The F_PANEL connector block allows you to connect to the power switch,
reset switch, power LED, HDD LED, SLED and the Speaker on the case.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
PWR LED+
PWR LED+
PWR LEDSPEAKER+
NC
NC
SPEAKERNC
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
HDD LED+
HDD LEDPW_BN+
PW_BNRESET+
RESETSLP_LED+
SLP_LED-
2
16
1
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Power Switch (PW_BN)
Connect to a 2-pin push button switch.
Pressing this button will turn the
system power on or off.
Reset Switch (RESET)
The Reset Switch is used to reboot the system rather than turning the power
ON/OFF. Avoid rebooting while the HDD is working. You can connect the
Reset Switch from the system case to this pin.
Power LED (PWR LED)
The LED is lit when the system is power on. If the system is in S1 (POS Power On Suspend) or S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state, the LED will blink.
HDD LED
HDD LED shows the activity of a hard disk drive. Avoid turning the power off
while HDD LED is lit. Connect the HDD LED from the system case to this pin.
SLP_SLED
The SLP_LED is lit when the system is in the S1 (POS-Power On Suspend) state.
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Speaker
The speaker from the system case is connected to this pin.
IrDA Infrared Module Connector: FIR
This connector allows you to connect an IrDA Infrared module. You must
configure the setting through the BIOS setup to activate the IR function.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
VCC
IRRX2
IRRX
GND
IRTX
Consumer Infrared Module / PS2 Header: KBMS
When the leader is not in use, please short pin 3&5, pin 4&6, pin 7&9, and
pin 8&10.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
+5V
KB_CLK
EXT_KBCLK
MS_CLK
EXT_MSCLK
2
4
6
8
10
GND
KB_DATA
EXT_KBDATA
MS_DATA
EXT_MSDATA
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USB pin-header: USB3/4
The mainboard provides 1 USB pin-header connector, allowing up to 2
additional USB ports. Please plug the USB 2-port module onto this pin-header.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
VCC
USB2USB2+
GND
NC
2
4
6
8
10
VCC
USB3USB3+
GND
GND
Wake-on LAN: WOL
This connector allows you to connect a network card with the Wake-On LAN
function. The connector will power up the system when a signal is received
through the network card. Please note that the function of ACPI WOL may be
disabled when users unplug the power cord or turn off the power button
WOL
GND
+5VSB
manually.
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COM2: The Second Serial Port
COM2 is a pin header for second serial port.
Pin
Signal
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DCD
SIN
SOUT
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
Data Carry Detect
Serial In or Receive Data
Serial Out or Transmit Data
Data Terminal Ready
Ground
Data Set Ready
Request To Send
Clear To Send
Ring Indicate
Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD
The floppy disk drive connector supports 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M, and
2.88M floppy disk types.
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CD Audio Connector: CD_IN
This connector is for the CD-ROM audio connector.
Front Audio Panel: F_AUDIO
This connector allows you to connect a front audio panel to the mainboard.
Only the line-out and microphone functions are available for use on the front
panel. To connect the front audio cable, first remove the two red plastic
jumpers.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
FRN_MIC
AUD_MIC_BIAS
LINE_OUT_R
NC
LINE_OUT_L
2
4
6
8
10
AGND
+5V
Next_R
Key pin
Next_L
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SMBus Connector: SMBus
This is for connecting a System Management Bus device.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
+3.3V
+3.3V
EL-ON
SMBCK
SMBDT
GND
LPT Pin Header: LPT
The mainboard provides a pin header to attach a parallel port.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
STROBE
DATA0
DATA1
DATA2
DATA3
DATA4
DATA5
DATA6
DATA7
ACK#
BUSY
PE
SELECT
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
AUTO FEED#
ERR#
INIT#
SLIN#
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
NC
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1394 Port Connector: 1394_2
The mainboard provides a connector to attach an additional 1394 port.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
TPA0+
GND
TPB0+
1394_VDD
GND
2
4
6
8
10
TPA0GND
TPB01394_VDD
-
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2
1394_2
1
9
LVDS Connector (Optional)
This connector allows you to connect to a LVDS module. The LVDS connector
may not be available on your mainboard. This is an option that is added
during the manufacturing process. If you would like a mainboard with the
LVDS connector, please contact your vendor or sales contact for more
information.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
GFPDE
GFPD0
GFPD1
GFPD2
GFPHS
GFPVS
GFPD11
GFPD12
ENPVDD
ENPVEE
FPBKLP
PWRGD_SB
SPCLK2
SPD2
GND
GND
3.3V
GND
5V
5v
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
GFPD3
GFPD4
GFPD5
GFPCLK
GFPD6
GFPD7
GFPD8
GFPD9
GFPD10
GFPD13
GFPD14
GFPD15
GFPD16
GFPD17
GFPD18
GFPD19
GFPD20
GFPD21
GFPD22
GFPD23
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JUMPERS
The mainboard provides jumpers for setting some mainboard’s functions.
This section will explain how to change the settings of the mainboard’s
functions through the use of the jumpers.
Clear CMOS: CLEAR_CMOS
The onboard CMOS RAM stores system configuration data and has an
onboard battery power supply. The long-life battery has a lifetime of at least
5 years. If you want to clear the system configuration data from the CMOS
RAM, use the CLEAR_CMOS (Clear CMOS jumper). You can clear the CMOS by
shorting pins 1 and 2 while the system is off. Then return it to the 2-3 pin
position. Shorting the jumper while the system is on will damage the
mainboard. The default position of the jumper is on pins 2 and 3.
Setting
Keep
Clear
1
2
3
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
OFF
3
2
1
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1
2
3
4
CLEAR_CMOS
SPDIF_SEL
RCA Video or S/PDIF Select: SPDIF_SEL
Users can select either RCA Video or S/PDIF as the enabled function on the
dual-purpose port. Please note that text may not be clear due to the lower
resolution in TV sets. If the text is not legible, try enlarging the text in the OS
control panels. If your TV screen flickers, set the refresh rate to 60 Hz or less.
Setting
RCA
SPDIF
1
2
3
4
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
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SLOTS
Peripheral Component Interconnect: PCI
The PCI slot allows you to insert PCI expansion card. When adding or
removing expansion cards, make sure that you unplug the power supply first.
Meanwhile, read the documentation for the expansion card to make any
necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion card, such as
jumpers, switches or BIOS configuration.
PCI Interrupt Request Routing
The IRQ, abbreviation of interrupt request line and pronounced I-R-Q, are
hardware lines over which devices can send interrupt signals to the
microprocessor. The “PCI & LAN” IRQ pins are typically connected to the PCI
bus INT A# ~ INT D# pins as follows:
PCI Slot
Order 1
Order 2
Order 3
Order 4
INT B#
INT C#
INT D#
INT A#
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CHAPTER 3
BIOS Setup
This chapter gives a detailed explanation of each BIOS setup functions.
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ENTERING SETUP
Power on the computer and press Delete during the beginning of the boot
sequence to enter the BIOS setup menu. If you missed the BIOS setup entry
point, you may restart the system and try again.
CONTROL KEYS
Keys
Description
Up Arrow
Down Arrow
Left Arrow
Right Arrow
Enter
Escape
Move to the previous item
Move to the next item
Move to the item in the left side
Move to the item in the right side
Select the item
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a
submenu
Increase the numeric value or make changes
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option
Page Setup Menu
Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for
Option Page Setup Menu
Load the default CMOS value from Fail-Safe default table,
only for Option Page Setup Menu
Load Optimized defaults
Jumps to the Main Menu
Save all the CMOS changes and exit
Page Up / +
Page Down / F1
F5
F6
F7
F9
F10
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GETTING HELP
Main Menu
The main menu displays all BIOS setup categories. Use the control keys
Up/Down Arrow Keys to select any item/sub-menu. Description of the
selected/highlighted category is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Sub-Menu
If you find a right pointer symbol (as
shown in the right view) appears on the
left of certain fields, this means a submenu
is
available.
The
sub-menu
contains additional options. You can use
control keys Up/Down Arrow Keys to
highlight the field and press Enter to enter the sub-menu. To return from the
sub-menu press Esc.
General Help: F1
The BIOS setup program provides a General Help screen. You can call up this
screen from any menu/sub-menu by pressing F1. The help screen displays
the keys for use and navigate the BIOS setup. Press Esc to exit the help
screen.
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MAIN MENU
The Main Menu contains twelve setup functions and two exit choices. Use
arrow keys to select the items and press Enter to accept or enter the submenu.
Standard CMOS Features
Use this menu to set basic system configurations.
Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to set the advanced features available on your system.
Advanced Chipset Features
Use this menu to set chipset specific features and optimize system
performance.
Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to set onboard peripherals features.
Power Management Setup
Use this menu to set onboard power management functions.
PnP/PCI Configurations
Use this menu to set the PnP and PCI configurations.
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PC Health Status
This menu shows the PC health status.
Frequency/Voltage Control
Use this menu to set the system frequency and voltage control.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Use this menu option to load the BIOS default settings for minimal and stable
system operations.
Load Optimized Defaults
Use this menu option to load BIOS default settings for optimal and high
performance system operations.
Set Supervisor Password
Use this menu option to set the BIOS supervisor password.
Set User Password
Use this menu option to set the BIOS user password.
Save & Exit Setup
Save BIOS setting changes and exit setup.
Exit Without Saving
Abandon all BIOS setting changes and exit setup.
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STANDARD CMOS FEATURES
Date
The date format is <Day><Month><Date><Year>.
Day - day of the week, for example Friday. Read-only.
Month - the month from Jan to Dec.
Date - the date from 1 to 31.
Year - the year, range from 1999 to 2098.
Time
The time format is <Hour><Minute><Second>
Drive A/B
Set the type of floppy drive installed. Settings: None, 360K (5.25 in.), 1.2M
(5.25 in.), 720K (3.5 in.), 1.44M (3.5 in.), 2.88M (3.5 in.)
Halt On
Determine the system behavior if an error is detected at boot. Settings are.
All Errors
No Errors
All, But Keyboard
All, But Diskette
All, But Disk/Key
System halts when any error is detected.
System does not halt for any error.
System halts for all non-key errors.
System halts for all non-disk errors.
System halts for all non-key and non-disk errors.
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IDE Primary Master/Slave, Secondary Master/Slave
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
The specifications of your drive must match with the drive table. The hard
disk will not work properly if you enter incorrect information in this category.
Select Auto whenever possible. If you select Manual, make sure the
information is from your hard disk vendor or system manufacturer.
IDE <Primary Master>
Access Mode
Capacity
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
PIO Mode
Ultra DMA Mode
The name of this menu item will match the name of the
menu. The settings are None, Auto, Manual.
The settings are CHS, LBA, Large, Auto.
Formatted size of the storage device.
Number of cylinders
Number of heads
Write precompensation
Cylinder location of the landing zone
Number of sectors
The settings are Mode 0/1/2/3/4 , Auto.
The settings are Disabled and Auto
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ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES
Virus Warning
Set the Virus Warning feature for IDE Hard Disk boot sector protection. If the
function is enabled, any attempt to write data into this area will cause a beep
and warning message display on screen. Settings: Disabled and Enabled
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
Set the ECC (Error-Correcting Code) feature for Level 2 cache. Facilitates
error detection/correction when data passes through Level 2 cache. Settings:
Enabled and Disabled
Quick Power On Self Test
Shorten Power On Self Test (POST) cycle and enable shorter bootup time.
Allow BIOS to skip some check items during POST. Settings: Enabled and
Disabled
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First/Second/Third Boot Device
Set the boot device sequence as BIOS attempts to load the disk operating
system.
Floppy
LS120
HDD-0
SCSI
CD-ROM
HDD-1
HDD-2
HDD-3
ZIP100
USB-FDD
USB-ZIP
USB-CDROM
USB-HDD
LAN
Disabled
The system will boot from floppy drive.
The system will boot from LS-120 drive.
The system will boot from first HDD.
The system will boot from SCSI.
The system will boot from CD-ROM.
The system will boot from second HDD.
The system will boot from third HDD.
The system will boot from fourth HDD.
The system will boot from ATAPI ZIP drive.
The system will boot from USB floppy drive.
The system will boot from USB ZIP drive.
The system will boot from USB CDROM.
The system will boot from USB HDD.
The system will boot from network drive.
Disable this sequence.
Boot Other Device
Enable the system to boot from alternate devices if the system fails to boot
from the First/Second/Third boot device. Settings: Enabled and Disabled
Swap Floppy Drive
If the system has two floppy drives, choose Enabled to assign physical drive B
to logical drive A and vice versa. Settings: Enabled and Disabled
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Set floppy seek during POST, BIOS will determine whether the floppy is 40 or
80 tracks. Settings: Enabled and Disabled
Boot Up NumLock Status
Set the NumLock status when the system is powered on. On will turn key pad
into number keys, and Off will turn key pad into arrow keys. Settings: On and
Off
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Typematic Rate Setting
When Disabled, the following two items (Typematic Rate and Typematic
Delay) are irrelevant. Keystrokes repeat at a rate determined by the keyboard
controller in your system. When Enabled, you can select a typematic rate and
typematic delay. Settings: Enabled and Disabled
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
When Typematic Rate Setting is enabled, this item allows you to set the rate
(characters/second) at which the keys are accelerated. Settings: 6, 8, 10, 12,
15, 20, 24 and 30
Typematic Delay (Msec)
When Typematic Rate Setting is enabled, this item allows you to select the
delay between when the key was first pressed and when the acceleration
begins. Settings: 250, 500, 750 and 1000
Security Option
If you have set a password, select whether the password is required every
time the System boots, or only when you enter Setup. Settings are described
below:
Setup
The password prompt appears only when end users try
to run Setup.
System
A password prompt appears every time when the
computer is powered on or when end users try to run
Setup.
Display Full Screen Logo
Show full screen logo during BIOS bootup process. Settings: Enabled and
Disabled
Show Summary Information
Show the summary information during the BIOS boot process. Settings:
Enabled and Disabled
Display Small Logo
Show small energy star logo during BIOS boot up process. Settings: Enabled
and Disabled
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ADVANCED CHIPSET FEATURES
The Advanced Chipset Features menu is used for optimizing the chipset
functions.
Caution:
Do not change these settings unless you are familiar with the chipset.
AGP Aperture Size
This setting controls how much memory space can be allocated to AGP for
video purposes. The aperture is a portion of the PCI memory address range
dedicated to graphics memory address space. Host cycles that hit the
aperture range are forwarded to the AGP without any translation. Settings:
4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB and 256MB
AGP Mode (Internal)
This mainboard supports the AGP 4x interface. When the AGP 4x video card is
used, it can transfer video data at 1066MB/s. AGP 4x is backward-compatible,
leave the default 4x mode on if unsure. When set to 1x mode, the maximum
transfer rate it at 266MB/s, and 2x mode transfers data at 533MB/s. AGP8x
mode can be detected automatically once you plug in the AGP8x card.
Settings: 4X, 2X and 1X
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AGP Fast Write
When Enabled, the speed of the memory write operations will increase.
Settings: Enabled and Disabled
CPU to PCI POST Write
When Enabled, CPU can write up to four words of data to the PCI write buffer
before CPU must wait for PCI bus cycle to finish. If Disabled, CPU must wait
after each write cycle until PCI bus signals that it is ready to receive more
data. Settings: Enabled and Disabled
Select Display Device
This setting refers to the type of display being used with the system.
Settings: CRT, TV, CRT + TV, LCD and CRT + LCD
TV Layout
Settings: Default, COMP. + S-Video, S-Video + S-Video, COMP. + RGB, COMP.
+ YCbCr, COMP. + SDTV-RGB, COMP. + SDTV-YPbPr, Composite, S-Video,
RGB, YCbCr, SDTV-RGB, SDTV-YPbPr, S-Video + RGB and S-Video + YCbCr
Panel Type
This setting refers to the native resolution of the display being used with the
system. Settings: 1600x1200, 1400.1050, 1280, 1024, 1280x768, 1024x768,
800x600 and 640x480
TV Type
Settings: NTSC and PAL
CPU Direct Access FB
Settings: Enabled and Disabled
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INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
Onboard IDE Channel 1/2
The integrated peripheral controller contains an IDE interface with support for
two IDE channels. Choose Enabled to activate each channel separately.
Settings: Enabled and Disabled
IDE Prefetch Mode
This allows your hard disk controller to use the fast block mode to transfer
data to and from the hard disk drive. Block mode is also called block transfer,
multiple commands or multiple sector read/write. Enabled enables IDE
controller to use block mode; Disabled allows the controller to use standard
mode. Settings: Enabled and Disabled
Display Card Priority
This setting specifies which VGA card is your primary graphics adapter.
Settings: PCI Slot and AGP
Frame Buffer Size
This setting instructs the BIOS to reserved the specified amount of memory
for the internal video controller. Settings: 16M, 32M, 64M
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AC’97 Audio
Auto allows the mainboard to detect whether an audio device is used. If the
device is detected, the onboard VIA AC'97 (Audio Codec'97) controller will be
enabled; if not, it is disabled. Disable the controller if you want to use other
controller cards to connect to an audio device. Settings: Auto and Disabled
VIA OnChip LAN
This setting allows you to make VIA OnChip LAN enabled or disabled.
Settings: Enabled and Disabled
OnChip USB Controller
Settings: All Enabled and All Disabled
USB Keyboard Support
Enable USB Keyboard Support for DOS and Windows. Settings: Enabled and
Disabled
Onboard 1394
Enables the onboard 1394 controller. Settings: Enabled and Disabled
Onboard Lan Boot ROM
Enable Onboard Lan Boot ROM for DOS and Windows. Settings: Enabled and
Disabled
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SuperIO Device
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
Onboard FDC Controller
Enable the onboard floppy controller. Select Enabled when you have
installed a floppy disk drive. Settings: Enabled, Disabled
Onboard Serial Port 1/2
Set the base I/O port address and IRQ for the onboard serial port A /
serial port B. Selecting Auto allows BIOS to automatically determine the
correct base I/O port address. Settings:
Port
1
2
Disabled
Disabled
3F8/IRQ4
3F8/IRQ4
Settings
2F8/IRQ3
3E8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3
3E8/IRQ4
2E8/IRQ3
2E8/IRQ3
Auto
Auto
Onboard Parallel Port
This specifies the I/O port address and IRQ of the onboard parallel port.
Settings: Disabled, 378/IRQ7, 278/IRQ5, 3BC/IRQ7
Parallel Port Mode
Set the parallel port mode. To operate the onboard parallel port as
Standard Parallel Port, choose SPP. To operate the onboard parallel port
in the EPP mode, choose EPP. By choosing ECP, the onboard parallel
port will operate in ECP mode. Choosing ECP + EPP will allow the
onboard parallel port to support both the ECP and EPP modes
simultaneously. Settings: SPP, EPP, ECP, ECP + EPP
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EPP Mode Select
EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port) comes in two modes: 1.9 and 1.7. EPP 1.9
is the newer version of the protocol and is backwards compatible with
most EPP devices. If your EPP device does not work with the EPP 1.9
setting, try changing the setting to EPP 1.7.
Settings: EPP 1.9, EPP 1.7
ECP Mode Use DMA
ECP (Extended Capabilities Port) has two DMA channels that it can use.
The default channel is 3. However, some expansion cards may use
channel 3 as well. To solve this conflict, change the ECP channel to 1.
Select a DMA channel for the port. Settings: 1, 3
Onboard Fast IR
Enables or disables the infrared port. Settings: Enabled and Disabled
Fast IR IRQ
Set this field to reserve an IRQ for the Fast IR port. This field is only
available if Onboard Fast IR is enabled. Settings: 3, 4, 5, 11
Fast IR DMA
Set this field to choose the DMA channel. This field is only available if
Onboard Fast IR is enabled. Settings: 6, 5
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POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
The Power Management Setup menu configures the system to most
effectively save energy while operating in a manner consistent with your own
style of computer use.
ACPI Suspend Type
Set the power saving mode for ACPI function. Settings are:
S1(POS)
S1/Power On Suspend (POS) is a low power state. In this state,
no system context (CPU or chipset) is lost and hardware
maintains all system context.
S3(STR)
S3/Suspend To RAM (STR) is a power-down state. In this state,
power is supplied only to essential components such as main
memory and wakeup-capable devices. The system context is
saved to main memory, and context is restored from the
memory when a “wakeup” event occurs.
S1 & S3
Depends on the OS to select S1 or S3.
HDD Power Down
Set the time to power down HDD after hard disk inactivity. Settings: Disabled
and 1~15 (minutes)
Power Management Timer
Set the idle time before system enters power saving mode. ACPI OS such as
Windows XP will override this option. Settings: Disabled and
1/2/4/6/8/10/20/30/40 (minutes) and 1 (hour)
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Video Off Option
Select whether or not to turn off the screen when system enters power saving
mode, ACPI OS such as Windows XP will override this option. Settings are:
Always On
The screen is always on even when system enters
power saving mode
Suspend -> Off
The screen is turned off when system enters power
saving mode
Power Off by PWRBTN
This field configures the power button on the chassis. Settings are:
Delay 4 Sec
Instant-Off
The system is turned off if power button is pressed for
more than four seconds
The power button functions as a normal power-on/-off
button
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
Select whether to run VGA BIOS if resumed from S3 state. This is only
necessary for older VGA drivers, select Auto if in doubt. Settings: Auto, Yes
and No
AC Loss Auto restart
The field defines how the system will act after an AC power loss during
system operation. Off will keep the system in an off stat until the power
button is pressed. When set to On the system will restart when the power is
back. Former-Sts will restore the system to its previous state. Settings: Off,
On, Former-Sts
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Peripheral Activities
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
VGA Event
Decide whether or not the power management unit should monitor VGA
activities. Settings: Off and On
LPT & COM Event
Decide whether or not the power management unit should monitor
parallel port (LPT) and serial port (COM) activities. Settings: None, LPT,
COM and LPT/COM
HDD & FDD Event
Decide whether or not the power management unit should monitor hard
disks and floppy drives activities. Settings: Off and On
PCI Master Event
Decide whether or not the power management unit should monitor PCI
master activities. Settings: Off and On
PS2KB Wakeup Select
When select Password, please press Page Up or Page Down key to
change Password, 8 characters maximum. Please note that PS2MS
Wakeup from suspend and PS2KB Wakeup from suspend will be disabled
while changing the password. Settings: Hot key and Password
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PS2MS Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
This setting can be used to wakeup the system from power saving mode
through mouse. Settings: Disabled and Enabled
PS2KB Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
Select which Hot-Key to wake-up the system from power saving mode.
Settings: Disabled, Ctrl+F1, Ctrl+F2, Ctrl+F3, Ctrl+F4, Ctrl+F5, Ctrl+F6,
Ctrl+F7, Ctrl+F8, Ctrl+F9, Ctrl+F10, Ctrl+F11, Ctrl+F12, Power, Wake
and Any Key
USB Resume
Decide whether or not USB devices can wake the system from suspend
state. Settings: Disabled and Enabled
PowerOn by PCI Card
Decide whether or not any PCI card can power up the system or resume
from suspend state. Such PCI cards include LAN, onboard USB ports, etc.
Settings: Disabled and Enabled
Wake On LAN/Ring Connector
Decide whether or not any Ring-In signals from the modem can wake up
the system or resume from suspend state. Settings: Disabled and
Enabled
RTC Alarm Resume
The field is used to enable or disable the feature of booting up the
system on a scheduled time/date. Settings: Disabled and Enabled
Date (of Month)
This field can only be set if RTC Alarm Resume is enabled. The field
specifies the date for RTC Alarm Resume.
Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
This field can only be set if RTC Alarm Resume is enabled. The field
specifies the time for RTC Alarm Resume.
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IRQs Activities
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
Primary INTR
Selecting On will cause the system to wake up from power saving modes
if activity is detected from any enabled IRQ channels. Settings: Off, On
IRQ3~IRQ15
Enables or disables the monitoring of the specified IRQ line. If set to
Enabled, the activity of the specified IRQ line will prevent the system
from entering power saving modes or awaken it from power saving
modes. These fields are only available if Primary INTR is on. Settings:
Enabled and Disabled
Note:
IRQ (Interrupt Request) lines are system resources allocated to I/O
devices. When an I/O device needs to gain attention of the operating
system, it signals this by causing an IRQ to occur. After receiving the
signal, when the operating system is ready, the system will interrupt itself
and perform the service required by the IO device.
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PNP/PCI CONFIGURATIONS
This section describes the BIOS configuration of the PCI bus system. This
section covers some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that
only experienced users should make any changes to the default settings.
PNP OS Installed
When set to Yes, BIOS will only initialize the PnP cards used for booting (VGA,
IDE, SCSI). The rest of the cards will be initialized by the PnP operating
system like Windows 95 or 98/98SE. When set to No, BIOS will initialize all
the PnP cards. Set to Yes the operating system is Plug & Play capable.
Settings: No and Yes
Reset Configuration Data
Normally, you leave this field Disabled. Select Enabled to reset Extended
System Configuration Data (ESCD) when you exit Setup if you have installed
a new add-on and the system reconfiguration has caused such a serious
conflict that the operating system can not boot. Settings: Enabled and
Disabled
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Resource Controlled By
The BIOS can automatically configure all the boot and Plug and Play
compatible devices. Choose Auto(ESCD) if unsure, the BIOS will automatically
assign IRQ, DMA and memory base address fields. Settings: Auto (ESCD) and
Manual
Assign IRQ For VGA/USB
Assign IRQ for VGA and USB devices. Settings: Disabled and Enabled
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IRQ Resources
The items are adjustable only when Resources Controlled By is set to Manual.
Press Enter and you will enter the sub-menu of the items.
IRQ Resources list IRQ 3/4/5/7/9/10/11/12/14/15 for users to set each IRQ a
type depending on the type of device using the IRQ. Settings:
PCI Device
For Plug-and-Play compatible devices designed for PCI bus
architecture
Reserved
The IRQ will be reserved for further requests
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PC HEALTH STATUS
This section shows the status of your CPU, fan, warning for overall system
status.
The PC Health Status displays the current status of all of the monitored
hardware devices/components such as CPU voltages, temperatures and fan
speeds.
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FREQUENCY / VOLTAGE CONTROL
DRAM Clock
The chipset supports synchronous and asynchronous mode between host
clock and DRAM clock frequency. Settings: 100 MHz, 133 MHz and By SPD
DRAM Timing
The value in this field depends on the memory modules installed in your
system. Changing the value from the factory setting is not recommended
unless you install new memory that has a different performance rating than
the original modules. Settings: Manual and By SPD
DRAM CAS Latency
This item adjusts the speed it takes for the memory module to complete a
command. Generally, a lower setting will improve the performance of your
system. However, if your system becomes less stable, you should change it
to a higher setting. This field is only available when “DRAM Timing” is set to
“Manual”. Settings: 2, 2.5
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Bank Interleave
Set the interleave mode of the SDRAM interface. Interleaving allows banks of
SDRAM to alternate their refresh and access cycles. One bank will undergo
its refresh cycle while another is being accessed. This improves performance
of the SDRAM by masking the refresh time of each bank. This field is only
available when “DRAM Timing” is set to “Manual”. Settings: Disabled, 2 Bank,
4 Bank
Precharge to Active (Trp)
This field controls the length of time it takes to precharge a row in the
memory module before the row becomes active. Longer values are safer but
may not offer the best performance. This field is only available when “DRAM
Timing” is set to “Manual”. Settings: 2T, 3T
Active to Precharge (Tras)
This field controls the length of time it a row stays active before precharging.
Longer values are safer but may not offer the best performance. This field is
only available when “DRAM Timing” is set to “Manual”. Settings: 5T, 6T
Active to CMD (Trcd)
This field is only available when “DRAM Timing” is set to “Manual”. Settings:
2T, 3T
DRAM Command Rate
This field controls how fast the memory controller sends out commands.
Lower setting equals faster command rate. Please note that some memory
modules may not be able to handle lower settings. Settings: 2T Command,
1T Command
DRAM Burst Len
This field sets the length of time for one burst of data during a read/write
transaction. Longer setting’s equals better memory performance. Settings: 4, 8
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DRAM Voltage
This field sets the voltage for the memory module. Settings: 2.8V, 2.7V, 2.6V,
Default
CPU Clock
This field sets the CPU clock speed.
Spread Spectrum
When the mainboard's clock generator pulses, the extreme values (spikes) of
the pulses creates EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). The Spread Spectrum
function reduces the EMI generated by modulating the pulses so that the
spikes of the pulses are reduced to flatter curves.
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LOAD FAIL-S AFE DEFAULTS
This option on the main menu allows users to restore all the BIOS settings to
the default Fail Safe values. These values are set by the mainboard
manufacturer to provide a minimal and stable system.
When you select Load-Fail Safe Defaults, a message as below appears:
Entering Y loads the default BIOS values that provide a minimal and stable
system configuration.
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LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS
This option on the main menu allows users to restore all the BIOS settings to
the default Optimized values. The Optimized Defaults are the default values
also set by the mainboard manufacturer for both optimized and stable
performance of the mainboard.
When you select Load Optimized Defaults, a message as below appears:
Entering Y loads the default values that are factory settings for optimal and
stable system performance.
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SET SUPERVISOR / USER P ASSWORD
When you select this function, a message as below will appear on the screen:
Type the password, up to eight characters in length, and press Enter. The
password typed now will clear any previously set password from CMOS
memory. You will be prompted to confirm the password. Re-type the
password and press Enter. You may also press Esc to abort the selection and
not enter a password.
To clear a set password, just press Enter when you are prompted to enter
the password. A message will show up confirming the password will be
disabled. Once the password is disabled, the system will boot and you can
enter Setup without entering any password.
When a password has been set, you will be prompted to enter it every time
you try to enter Setup. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing
any part of your system configuration.
There are two types of passwords you can set. A Supervisor password and a
User password. When a Supervisor password is used, the user can start BIOS
Setup program and change the settings of the setup menus. When a User
password is used, the user can start the BIOS Setup program but does not
have the right to change the settings of the setup menus.
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Additionally, when a password is enabled, you can also have BIOS to request
a password each time the system is booted. This would prevent unauthorized
use of your computer. The setting to determine when the password prompt is
required is the Security Option of the Advanced BIOS Features menu. If the
Security Option is set to System, the password is required both at boot and at
entry to Setup. If set to Setup, password prompt only occurs when trying to
enter Setup.
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SAVE & EXIT SETUP
When you want to quit the Setup menu, you can select this option to save the
changes and quit. A message as below will appear on the screen:
Entering Y will allow you to quit the Setup Utility and save the user setup
changes to RTC CMOS.
Entering N will return to the Setup Utility.
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EXIT WITHOUT S AVING
When you want to quit the Setup menu, you can select this option to
abandon the changes. A message as below will appear on the screen:
Entering Y will allow you to quit the Setup Utility without saving any changes
to RTC CMOS.
Entering N will return to the Setup Utility.
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Driver Installation
This chapter gives you brief descriptions of each mainboard driver and
application. You must install the VIA chipset drivers first before
installing other drivers such as audio or VGA drivers. The applications
will only function correctly if the necessary drivers are already
installed.
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DRIVER UTILITIES
Getting Started
The mainboard includes a Driver Utilities CD which contains the driver utilities
and software for enhancing the performance of the mainboard. Please check
that you have this CD in your retail box. If the CD is missing from the retail
box, please contact the local dealer for the CD.
Note:
The driver utilities and software are updated from time to time. Please
visit our website (http://www.viaembedded.com/) for the latest updated
mainboard driver and utilities.
Running the Driver Utilities CD
To start using the CD, just simply insert the CD into your local CD-ROM or
DVD-ROM drive. The CD should run automatically when you close your CDROM or DVD-ROM drive. The driver utilities and software menu screen should
then appear on your desktop. If the CD does not run automatically, you can
run the CD manually by typing “D:\Setup.exe” at Start\Run.
Note:
D: might not be your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive letter. Make sure you type
the correct letter of CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive on your system.
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CD CONTENT
The driver utilities and software in this CD are:
•
VIA 4in1 Drivers: Contains VIA ATAPI Vendor Support Driver
(enables the performance enhancing bus mastering functions on
ATA-capable Hard Disk Drives and ensures IDE device compatibility),
AGP VxD Driver (provides service routines to your VGA driver and
interface directly to hardware, providing fast graphical access), IRQ
Routing Miniport Driver (sets the system’s PCI IRQ routing sequence)
and VIA INF Driver (enables the VIA Power Management function).
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VIA VGA Driver: Enhance the onboard VIA graphic chip.
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VIA Audio Driver: Enhance the onboard VIA audio chip.
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VIA LAN Driver: Enhance the onboard VIA LAN chip.
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VIA USB 2.0 Driver: Enhance VIA USB 2.0 ports.
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VIA TV-out Utility: Enhances the TV-out by enabling display
position adjustment.
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