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Dfi CS331-C246/CS331-Q370 Manual
CS331-C246/Q370
MicroATX Industrial Motherboard
User’s Manual
A52410940
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FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
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 residential
installation. 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. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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purpose. The user will assume the entire risk of the use or the results of the use of this document. Further, the manufacturer reserves the right to revise this publication and make changes
to its contents at any time, without obligation to notify any person or entity of such revisions
or changes.
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician for help.
© 2019. All Rights Reserved.
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.
2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with the emission limits.
Trademarks
Product names or trademarks appearing in this manual are for identification purpose only and
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Table of Contents
SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors....................................24
Digital I/O Connector................................................24
Cooling Fan Connectors............................................25
Power Connectors.....................................................25
Chassis Intrusion Connector......................................26
Front Panel Connector..............................................26
LAN LED Connector..................................................27
S/PDIF Connector.....................................................27
SMBus Connector.....................................................28
Standby Power LED..................................................28
LPC Connector..........................................................29
Expansion Slots........................................................30
Battery.....................................................................30
Copyright����������������������������������������������������������������������������2
Trademarks�������������������������������������������������������������������������2
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B������������������������������������2
Warranty����������������������������������������������������������������������������4
Static Electricity Precautions������������������������������������������������4
Safety Measures�����������������������������������������������������������������4
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup����������������������������������������������������31
About the Package��������������������������������������������������������������5
Overview......................................................................31
Main.............................................................................32
Advanced......................................................................33
RC ACPI Settings......................................................33
CPU Configuration....................................................34
Power & Performance...............................................35
PCH-FW Configuration...............................................35
Trusted Computing...................................................38
NCT6116D Super IO Configuration............................38
NCT6116D HW Monitor.............................................39
Serial Port Console Redirection..................................41
USB Configuration....................................................42
CSMConfiguration.....................................................42
USB Power Control...................................................43
Network Stack Configuration.....................................44
Chipset.........................................................................44
Security........................................................................48
Boot.............................................................................49
Save & Exit...................................................................49
Updating the BIOS........................................................50
Notice: BIOS SPI ROM...................................................50
Optional Items��������������������������������������������������������������������5
Before Using the System Board�������������������������������������������5
Chapter 1 - Introduction������������������������������������������������������6
Specifications..................................................................6
Features.........................................................................7
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation����������������������������������������9
Board Layout..................................................................9
System Memory..............................................................9
Installing the DIMM Module......................................10
CPU..............................................................................11
Installing the CPU.....................................................12
Installing the Fan and Heat Sink................................14
Jumper Settings............................................................15
Clear CMOS..............................................................15
Mini PCIe/mSATA Signal Select..................................15
COM1/COM2 RS232/422/485 Select...........................16
COM1/COM2 RS232/Power Select..............................17
PS/2 Power Select....................................................18
USB Power Select.....................................................18
Rear Panel I/O Ports.....................................................19
PS/2 Keyboad/Mouse Port.........................................19
COM (Serial) Ports....................................................20
Graphics Interfaces...................................................21
RJ45 LAN Ports.........................................................22
Audio.......................................................................22
USB Ports.................................................................23
I/O Connectors.............................................................24
Chapter 4 - RAID��������������������������������������������������������������51
Chapter 5 - Intel AMT Settings������������������������������������������53
Chapter 6 - Supported Software����������������������������������������67
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Warranty
Static Electricity Precautions
1. Warranty does not cover damages or failures that arised from misuse of the product, inability to use the product, unauthorized replacement or alteration of components and product specifications.
It is quite easy to inadvertently damage your PC, system board, components or devices even
before installing them in your system unit. Static electrical discharge can damage computer
components without causing any signs of physical damage. You must take extra care in handling them to ensure against electrostatic build-up.
2. The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to physical abuse, improper installation, modification, accidents or unauthorized repair of the product.
1. To prevent electrostatic build-up, leave the system board in its anti-static bag until you are
ready to install it.
3. Unless otherwise instructed in this user’s manual, the user may not, under any circumstances, attempt to perform service, adjustments or repairs on the product, whether in or
out of warranty. It must be returned to the purchase point, factory or authorized service
agency for all such work.
2. Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
3. Do all preparation work on a static-free surface.
4. Hold the device only by its edges. Be careful not to touch any of the components, contacts
or connections.
4. We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequencial damages to the
product that has been modified or altered.
5. Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold modules or connectors by their ends.
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drive and other
components. Perform the upgrade instruction procedures described at an ESD
workstation only. If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part of the
system chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact with
the system chassis throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
Safety Measures
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range.
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing, cover the system chassis before plugging the power
cord.
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About the Package
The package contains the following items. If any of these items are missing or damaged,
please contact your dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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One
One
One
One
One
CS331-C246/Q370 motherboard
COM port cable (With Bracket, Length: 300mm, 2 x COM ports)
Serial ATA data cable (With LOCK, Length: 500mm)
I/O shield
DVD
The board and accessories in the package may not come similar to the information listed
above. This may differ in accordance to the sales region or models in which it was sold. For
more information about the standard package in your region, please contact your dealer or
sales representative.
Optional Items
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USB 2.0 port cable (Length: 350/398mm)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 port cable (Length: TBD)
COM port cable (Length: 300mm, 2 x COM ports)
Serial ATA data cable (Length: 500mm, With LOCK)
Thermal solution (For 35W, Height: 37.3mm)
Thermal solution (For 65W, Height: 72.8mm)
Thermal solution (For 95W, Height: TBD)
LPC EXT-RS232 module (4 x RS232 ports)
LPC EXT-RS485 module (4 x RS485 ports)
The board and accessories in the package may not come similar to the information listed
above. This may differ in accordance to the sales region or models in which it was sold. For
more information about the standard package in your region, please contact your dealer or
sales representative.
Before Using the System Board
Before using the system board, prepare basic system components.
If you are installing the system board in a new system, you will need at least the following
internal components.
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A CPU
Memory module
Storage devices such as hard disk drive, etc.
You will also need external system peripherals you intend to use which will normally include at
least a keyboard, a mouse and a video display monitor.
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►►Specifications
SYSTEM
Processor
Chipset
CS331-C246: Intel® C246 Chipset
CS331-Q370: Intel® Q370 Chipset
Memory
CS331-C246:
Four 288-pin DIMM up to 64GB
Dual Channel DDR4 2400/2666 MHz (ECC/non ECC support)
CS331-Q370:
Four 288-pin DIMM up to 64GB
Dual Channel DDR4 2400/2666 MHz (non ECC support)
BIOS
GRAPHICS
Intel HD Gen 9 Graphics
OpenGL 5.0, DirectX 12, OpenCL 2.1
HW Decode: AVC/H.264, MPEG2, VC1/WMV9, JPEG/MJPEG, HEVC/H265, VP8,
VP9
HW Encode: MPEG2, AVC/H264, JPEG, HEVC/H265, VP8, VP9
Display
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI-I (DVI-D signal)
1 x DP++
HDMI 1.2: resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
HDMI 2.0a: resolution up to 4096x2160 @ 60Hz (opt., MOQ required)
DVI-D: resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
DP++: resolution up to 4096x2106 @ 60Hz
HDMI + DVI-D + DP++
2
2
1
1
x
x
x
x
PCIe x16 (Gen 3) (1 x16 signals or 2 x8 signals)
PCIe x4 (Gen 3)
mini PCIe (PCIe/mSATA/USB2.0)
M.2 2242/2260/2280 M key (PCIe Gen3 x 4 NVMe)
AUDIO
Audio Codec Realtek ALC888
ETHERNET
Controller
REAR I/O
Serial
1 x RS-232/422/485 (RS-232 with power) (DB-9)
PS/2
1 x PS/2 (mini-DIN-6)
Display
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI-I (DVI-D signal)
1 x DP++
Audio
1 x Line-out
1 x Line-in (colay, opt., MOQ required)
1 x Mic-in
Serial
1 x RS-232/422/485 (RS-232 with power) (2.54mm pitch)
2 x RS-232 (2.54mm pitch)
USB
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
4 x USB 2.0 (2.54mm pitch) (1 x USB 2.0 colay vertical Type A) (opt.,
MOQ required)
Audio
1 x S/PDIF
1 x Front Audio Header
SATA
CS331-C246:
6 x SATA 3.0 (up to 6Gb/s)
RAID 0/1/5/10
CS331-Q370:
5 x SATA 3.0 (up to 6Gb/s)
RAID 0/1/5/10
DIO
1 x 8-bit DIO
LPC
1 x LPC (supports LPC EXT-RS-232/485 module)
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Feature
EXPANSION Interface
INTERNAL I/O
AMI SPI 128Mbit
Controller
Triple
Displays
REAR I/O
CS331-C246:
Intel® Xeon® E-2176G/2124G Processors, LGA 1151 Socket, TDP up to 80W
8th Generation Intel® CoreTM/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors, LGA 1151 Socket,
TDP up to 95W
CS331-Q370:
8th Generation Intel ® CoreTM/Pentium ®/Celeron ® Processors, LGA 1151
Socket, TDP up to 95W
CS331-C246:
1 x Intel® I211AT PCIe
1 x Intel® I219LM PCIe
i7/i5 support iAMT)
CS331-Q370:
1 x Intel® I211AT PCIe
1 x Intel® I219LM PCIe
supports iAMT)
Ethernet
2 x GbE (RJ-45)
USB
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
SMBus
1 x SMBus
WATCHDOG
TIMER
Output &
Interval
System Reset, Programmable via Software from 1 to 255
sec/min
SECURITY
TPM
Infineon TPM 1.2/2.0 (opt., MOQ required)
POWER
Type
ATX
Connector
8-pin ATX 12V power
24-pin ATX power
RTC Battery
CR2032 Coin Cell
Temperature
Operating: 0 to 60°C
Storage: -30 to 60°C with RTC Battery; -40 to 85°C without RTC Battery
Humidity
Operating: 5 to 90% RH
Storage: 5 to 90% RH
Dimensions
microATX Form Factor
244mm (9.6") x 244mm (9.6")
OS SUPPORT
(10/100/1000Mbps)
(10/100/1000Mbps) with iAMT 12.0 (only Xeon, Core
ENVIRONMENT
(10/100/1000Mbps)
(10/100/1000Mbps) with iAMT 12.0 (only Core i7/i5
MECHANICAL
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►►Features
Wake-On-LAN
Watchdog Timer
This feature allows the network to remotely wake up a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC. It is
supported via the onboard LAN port or via a PCI LAN card that uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal. However, if your system is in the Suspend mode, you can power-on
the system only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
The Watchdog Timer function allows your application to regularly “clear” the system at the set
time interval. If the system hangs or fails to function, it will reset at the set time interval so
that your system will continue to operate.
DDR4
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
DDR4 delivers increased system bandwidth and improves performance at a lower power than
DDR3/DDR2.
Graphics
Wake-On-USB
The integrated Intel® HD graphics engine delivers an excellent blend of graphics performance
and features to meet business needs. It provides excellent video and 3D graphics with outstanding graphics responsiveness. These enhancements deliver the performance and compatibility needed for today’s and tomorrow’s business applications. Supports 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI-I
(DVI-D signal) and 1 x DP++ interfaces for triple display outputs.
This function allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system from the
S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB ports, the
5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥1.5A. For 3 or
more USB ports, the 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥2A.
PCI Express
PCI Express is a high bandwidth I/O infrastructure that possesses the ability to scale speeds
by forming multiple lanes. The PCI Express architecture also supports high performance graphics infrastructure by enhancing the capability of a PCIe x16 Gen 3 at 16GB/s bandwidth.
Serial ATA
RTC Timer
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0a specification. With speed of
up to 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), it improves hard drive performance faster than the standard parallel
ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s.
The RTC installed on the system board allows your system to automatically power-on on the
set date and time.
Gigabit LAN
ACPI STR
Intel® I211AT PCIe and Intel® I219LM PCIe with iAMT12.0 (only Xeon, Core i7/i5 supports
iAMT) Gigabit LAN controllers support up to 1Gbps data transmission.
The system board is designed to meet the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)
specification. ACPI has energy saving features that enables PCs to implement Power Management and Plug-and-Play with operating systems that support OS Direct Power Management.
ACPI when enabled in the Power Management Setup will allow you to use the Suspend to RAM
function.
Audio
The Realtek ALC888S-VD2-GR audio codec provides 5.1-channel High Definition audio output.
With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off the system at once by pressing
the power button or selecting “Standby” when you shut down Windows® without having to go
through the sometimes tiresome process of closing files, applications and operating system.
This is because the system is capable of storing all programs and data files during the entire
operating session into RAM (Random Access Memory) when it powers-off. The operating session will resume exactly where you left off the next time you power-on the system.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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Power Failure Recovery
When power returns after an AC power failure, you may choose to either power-on the system
manually or let the system power-on automatically.
USB
The system board supports the new USB 3.1 Gen 2. It is capable of running at a maximum
transmission speed of up to 10 Gbit/s (1.2 GB/s) and is faster than USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbit/s,
or 625 MB/s), USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s, or 60 MB/s) and USB 1.1 (12Mb/s). USB 3.1 reduces the
time required for data transmission, reduces power consumption, and is backward compatible
with USB 2.0. It is a marked improvement in device transfer speeds between your computer
and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
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►►Board Layout
USB 2.0 5-6 Power Select (JP21)
PS/2 Power Select (JP20)
(JP20)
PS/2 KB/MS
USB 5-6
USB 2.0
(JP21)
COM 1
RS232/422/485
Select (JP1)
2 6 2 6
1 5 1 5
2 6 2 6
1 1
System Fan 1
IC
1
COM 1 RS232/Power
Select (JP4)
3
4
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your board, processor, disk drives, add-in boards, and other components.
Perform installation procedures at an ESD workstation
only. If such a station is not available, you can provide
some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap
and attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If
a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact
with the system chassis throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
DDR4_3
DDR4_1
1
DDR4_2
DDR4_4
CPU Fan
COM 1 RS232/422/485
COM 1
RS232/422/485 1 5 1 5 Select (JP3)
Select (JP2)
4
1
5
8
COM 1
HDMI
+12V
Power
LPC
LGA 1151 Socket
14
13
2
1
TPM
(optional)
12
24
DVI-I
(DVI-D signal)
►►System Memory
DP++
USB 3.1 1-2
Power Select (JP15)
ATX Power
Standby
Power
LED
1
LAN 1
USB 1-2
USB 3.1 Gen 1
Important:
When the Standby Power LED lit red, it indicates that
there is power on the system board. Power-off the PC
then unplug the power cord prior to installing any devices.
Failure to do so will cause severe damage to the motherboard and components.
Intel I219LM
1
13
1
LAN 2
USB 3-4
USB 3.1 Gen 2
2
Front Panel
Intel I211AT
11
Line-in (opt.)
Line-out
Mic-in
LAN LED 1
2
7
8
SPI
Flash
BIOS
M.2 M Key
IC
Mini PCIe/mSATA Signal Select
(JP9)
DDR4_4
1
SATA 3.0
PCIe 1 (PCIe x16)
PCIe 2 (PCIe x16)
1
DIO
2
1
1
10
20
11
2
USB 5-6
6 COM 2
5 RS232/Power
2
1
9
1 9
Select (JP7)
1
9
2
10
2
USB 9-10
USB 7-8
or Optional
Vertical USB 9
USB 2.0
2
COM 2
2
COM 3
SATA 2
Chassis
Intrusion
1
Clear CMOS (JP5)
1
1
1
10
2
COM 4
DDR4_1
1
SMBus
5 1
USB 3.1 Gen 2
1
1
1
System SATA 6
SATA 5
Fan 3
(CS331-C246 only)
SATA 3.0
SATA 3
1
System
Fan 2
G2
19
1
USB 2.0 7-8
Power Select
(JP17)
PCIe 4 (PCIe x4)
1
Battery
1
S/PDIF
Power Select (JP19)
5 1 5
2
1
1 5 1
G2
USB 2.0 9-10 Power Select (JP18)
SATA 1
1 USB 3.1 5-6
2 6 2 6 2 6
9 10
Realtek
ALC888S
COM 2
RS232/422/485
Select
(JP10)(JP6)(JP8)
2
Front
Audio
PCIe 3 (PCIe x4)
2
Battery
Battery
12
Standby Power
LED
1
Nuvoton
NCT6116D
C246/Q370
DDR4_2
SATA 0
Intel
Buzzer
DDR4_3
1
Mini PCIe
2
1
USB 3.1 3-4 Power Select (JP16)
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►► System Memory
Installing the DIMM Module
The system board supports the following memory interface.
Single Channel (SC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 64 bits from the memory channels.
Before installing the memory module, please make sure that the following safety cautions are
well-attended.
Dual Channel (DC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 128 bits from the memory channels. Dual channel provides
better system performance because it doubles the data transfer rate.
Single Channel
Dual Channel
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to it has been powered
down.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
DIMMs are on the same channel. DIMMs in a channel can be identical or completely different. However, we highly recommend using
identical DIMMs. Not all slots need to be populated.
3. Locate the DIMM socket on the system board
4. Make sure the notch on memory card is aligned to the key on the socket.
DIMMs of the same memory configuration are on different channels.
Features
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Four 288-pin DIMM up to 64GB
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The four DIMM sockets are divided into 2 channels:
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Channel A - DDR4_1 and DDR4_2
Channel B - DDR4_3 and DDR4_4
Dual Channel DDR4 2400/2666 MHz
DDR4 DIMM
Notch
Eject Tab
Key
Socket Top View
Eject Tab
Socket Side View
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►► Installing the DIMM Module
Please follow the steps below to install the memory card into the socket.
►►CPU
Step 1:
Press the eject tabs at both ends of the socket outward and downward to release them from the
locked position.
DDR4 DIMM
The system board is equipped with a surface mount LGA 1151 socket. This socket is exclusively designed for installing a LGA 1151 packaged Intel CPU.
Notch
Step 2:
Insert the memory card into the slot while making sure the notch and the key are aligned. Press
the card down firmly with fingers while applying and maintaining even pressureSocket
on both
Topends.
View
Eject Tab
Key
Important:
1. Before you proceed, make sure (1) the LGA 1151 socket comes with a protective cap, (2) the cap is not damaged and (3) the socket’s contact pins are not
bent. If the cap is missing or the cap and/or contact pins are damaged, contact
your dealer immediately.
2. Make sure to keep the protective cap. RMA requests will be accepted and processed only if the LGA 1151 socket comes with the protective cap.
Eject Tab
Step 3:
The tabs snap automatically to the edges of the card and lock the card in place.
Socket Side View
Step 1
Step 1
Protective
cap
Step 2
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble the actual
board. These illustrations are for reference only.
Step 2
Step 3
Step 3
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►► CPU
►► CPU
Installing the CPU
►► Installing the CPU
5. Lift the load lever and the load
plate all the way up as shown in
the photo.
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to it have been powered
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Load lever
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
Load
plate
IC
2
2
G2
Battery
3. Locate the LGA 1151 CPU
socket on the system board.
6. Remove the protective cap from
the CPU socket. The cap is used
to protect the CPU socket against
dust and harmful particles. Remove the protective cap only
when you are about to install the
CPU.
Important:
The CPU socket must not come in contact with anything other than the CPU. Avoid
unnecessary exposure. Remove the protective cap only when you are about to install the CPU.
Protective cap
4. Unlock the socket by pressing
the load lever down, moving
it sideways until to escape the
retention tab. Lift the load lever
up when it’s released.
7-1.Insert the CPU into
the socket. The gold
triangular mark on the
CPU must align with
the chamfer corner of
the CPU socket shown
in the photo.
Load lever
Retention tab
12
Golden triangular
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►► Installing the CPU
7-2.Two keys on the socket and notches on
the CPU also facilitate
alignment.
8. Close the load plate
then push the load lever down.
Alignment key
While closing the load
plate, make sure the
front edge of the load
plate slides under the
retention knob.
9. Press down the load
lever and hook it under the retention tab.
Alignment key
Important:
The CPU will fit in only one orientation and can easily be seated without exerting
any force.
7-3.The CPU’s notch will
fit into the socket’s
alignment key when
it’s seated in the correct orientation.
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Installing the Fan and Heat Sink
The CPU must be kept cool by using a CPU fan with heat sink. Without sufficient air circulation across the CPU and heat sink, the CPU will overheat damaging both the CPU and system
board.
4. Screw tight two of
the spring screws at
opposite corners into
the mounting holes.
And then proceed with
the other two spring
screws.
Note:
A boxed Intel® processor already includes the CPU fan and heat sink assembly. If
your CPU was purchased separately, make sure to only use Intel®-certified fan and
heat sink.
Heat sink
1. Before you install the fan / heat sink, you must apply a thermal paste onto the top of
the CPU. The thermal paste is usually supplied when you purchase the fan / heat sink
assembly. Do not spread the paste all over the surface. When you later place the heat
sink on top of the CPU, the compound will disperse evenly.
Some heat sinks come with a patch of pre-applied thermal paste. Do not apply thermal
paste if the fan / heat sink already has a patch of thermal paste on its underside. Peel
the strip that covers the paste before you place the fan / heat sink on top of the CPU.
5. Connect the CPU fan’s
cable to the CPU fan
connector on the system board.
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Mounting
holes
2
G2
Battery
3. Orient the heat sink
so that the CPU fan’s
cable is nearest the
CPU fan connector.
CPU fan
connector
2
2. Place the heat sink on
top of the CPU. The 4
spring screws around
the heat sink, which
are used to secure
the heat sink onto the
system board, must
match the 4 mounting holes around the
socket.
“Locked” position of
push-pin
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Mini PCIe/mSATA Signal Select
Clear CMOS
IC
IC
1 2 3
1 2 3
1-2 On:
Normal (default)
JP5
1 2 3
1 2 3
2-3 On:
Clear CMOS
2-3 On:
mSATA
2
2
G2
Battery
2
2
G2
Battery
JP9
1-2 On:
Mini PCIe
(default)
If any anomaly of the followings is encountered —
a) CMOS data is corrupted;
JP9 is used to select the Mini PCIe (full-size) signal: Mini PCIe (default) or mSATA.
b) you forgot the supervisor or user password;
c) failure to start the system due to BIOS mis-configuration
— it is suggested that the system be reconfigured with default values stored in the ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the ROM BIOS, please follow the steps below.
1. Power-off the system and unplug the power cord.
2. Put a jumper cap on JP9’s pin 2 and pin 3. Wait for a few seconds and set JP9 back to
its default setting, i.e. jumper cap on pin 1 and pin 2.
3. Plug the power cord and power-on the system.
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COM1/COM2 RS232/422/485 Select
JP2
(COM 1)
▼▼ JP3 (COM1)/JP10 (COM2)
2 4 6
JP1 (COM 1)
1 3 5
1-3, 4-6 On:
RS232 (default)
IC
JP3
(COM 1)
COM 1
2 4 6
2 4 6
1 3 5
1 3 5
3-5, 4-6 On:
RS422 Full Duplex
3-5, 2-4 On:
RS485
▼▼ JP1/JP2 (COM 1)
2 4 6
JP10 (COM 2)
JP6 (COM 2)
2 4 6
2 4 6
1 3 5
1 3 5
1-3, 2-4 On:
RS232 (default)
3-5, 4-6 On:
RS422 Full Duplex
1 3 5
3-5, 4-6 On:
RS485
▼▼ JP6/JP8 (COM 2)
G2
Battery
JP8 (COM 2)
2 4 6
1 3 5
1-3, 2-4 On:
RS232 (default)
1 3 5
1 3 5
3-5, 4-6 On:
RS422 Full Duplex
3-5, 4-6 On:
RS485
2
2
2 4 6
2 4 6
COM 2
9
1
2
JP1/JP2/JP3 (for COM 1) and JP6/JP8/JP10 (for COM 2) are used to configure the COM ports
to RS232, RS422 (Full Duplex) or RS485. When COM 1 RS232/422/485 is selected, JP1 and
JP2 must be set in accordance to JP3. When COM 2 RS232/422/485 is selected, JP6 and JP8
must be set in accordance to JP10. The pin functions of the COM ports will vary according to
the jumpers’ setting.
▼▼ COM 1/COM 2
1 2345
6789
9
16
1
2
Pin
RS232
RS422 Full Duplex
RS485
1
DCD-
RX+
DATA+
2
SIN-
RX-
DATA-
3
SO-
TX+
NC
4
DTR-
TX-
NC
5
GND
GND
GND
6
DSR-
NC
NC
7
RTS-
NC
NC
8
CTS-
NC
NC
9
RI-
NC
NC
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▼▼ JP4 (COM 1)
2 4 6
JP4 (COM 1)
2 4 6
1 3 5
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COM 1
1 3 5
3-5 (+5V), 4-6 (+12V) On:
RS232 with power
1-3 (RI-), 2-4 (DCD-) On:
RS232 (default)
▼▼ JP7 (COM 2)
2 4 6
2 4 6
Battery
G2
2
2
9
1
2
1 3 5
1 3 5
1-3 (RI-), 2-4 (DCD-) On:
RS232 (default)
3-5 (+5V), 4-6 (+12V) On:
RS232 with power
COM 2
JP7 (COM 2)
▼▼ COM 1/COM 2
JP4 (for COM 1) and JP7 (for COM 2) are used to configure Serial COM ports to pure RS232
or RS232 with power. The pin functions of COM 1 and COM 2 will vary according to JP4’s and
JP7’s setting respectively.
1 2345
6789
9
17
1
2
Pin
RS232
RS232 with power
1
DCD-
+12V
2
SIN-
SIN-
3
SO-
SO-
4
DTR-
DTR-
5
GND
GND
6
DSR-
DSR-
7
RTS-
RTS-
8
CTS-
CTS-
9
RI-
+5V
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PS/2 Power Select
USB Power Select
3
2
1
2-3 On: +5V
3
2
1
3
2
1
3
2
1
1-2 On:
+5VDU (default)
2-3 On:
+5V
1-2 On:
+5VDU (default)
3
2
1
USB 2.0 5-6
(JP21)
1-2 On:
+5VDU (default)
JP20
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IC
3
2
1
2-3 On: +5V
USB 3.1 1-2
(JP15)
3 2 1
USB 3.1 3-4
(JP16)
1
2
3
1-2 On:
+5VDU (default)
USB 3.1 5-6
(JP19)
2
G2
Battery
1-2 On:
+5VDU (default)
2
2-3 On: +5V
2-3 On: +5V
USB 2.0 9-10
(JP18)
2
2
G2
Battery
3 2 1
1
2
3
USB 2.0 7-8
(JP17)
JP20 is designed to select the PS/2 power: +5VDU (default) or +5V.
1 2 3
1 2 3
1-2 On:
+5VDU (default)
2-3 On: +5V
1 2 3
1-2 On:
+5VDU (default)
1 2 3
2-3 On: +5V
JP15, JP16, JP17, JP18, JP19 and JP21 are used to select the power of the USB ports. Selecting +5VDU will allow you to use a USB device to wake up the system.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB ports, the
+5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥1.5A. For 3 or
more USB ports, the +5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥2A.
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►►Rear Panel I/O Ports
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Port
Overview
COM 1
DVI-I
(DVI-D signal)
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
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LAN 1
LAN 2
PS/2 KB/MS
Line-out
USB 2.0
Mic-in
HDMI
DP++
USB 3.1 USB 3.1
Gen 1
Gen 2
2
2
G2
Battery
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
• 1 PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port
• 2 USB 2.0 ports
• 1 Serial COM port
• 1 HDMI port
• 1 DVI-I (DVI-D signal) port
• 1 DP++ port
• 2 RJ45 LAN ports
• 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
• 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports
• 1 Line-in jack (optional)
• 1 Line-out jack
• 1 Mic-in jack
This rear I/O port is used to connect a PS/2 mouse and a PS/2 keyboard. The PS/2 mouse
port uses IRQ12.
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COM (Serial) Ports
IC
COM 1
▼▼ COM 3/4 Pin Assignment
COM 1:
RS232/422/485
COM 2:
RS232/422/485
Assignment
1
DCD-
2
SIN-
3
SO-
4
DTR-
5
GND
6
DSR-
7
RTS-
8
CTS-
9
RI-
2
G2
1
2
2
9
Battery
COM 2
Pin
COM 3
9
COM 4
1
2
COM 3/4: RS232
The pin functions of COM 1 port will vary according to setting of JP1, JP2, JP3 and JP4. Refer
to “COM1/COM2 RS232/422/485 Select” and “COM1/COM2 RS232/Power Select” in this chapter
for more information.
The pin functions of COM 2 port will vary according to setting of JP6, JP7, JP8 and JP10. Refer
to “COM1/COM2 RS232/422/485 Select” and “COM1/COM2 RS232/Power Select” in this chapter
for more information.
COM 3 and COM 4 are fixed at RS232. The pin functions are listed at right.
The serial ports are asynchronous communication ports with 16C550A-compatible UARTs that
can be used with modems, serial printers, remote display terminals, and other serial devices.
Connecting External Serial Ports
Your COM port may come mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to
an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then insert the serial port cable to the COM
connector. Make sure the colored stripe on the ribbon cable is aligned with pin 1 of the COM
connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure the serial COM ports in the Advanced menu (“NCT6116D Super IO Configuration”
submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to the chapter 3 for more information.
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Graphics Interfaces
The display ports consist of the following:
HDMI Port
The HDMI port which carries both digital audio and video signals is used to connect a LCD
monitor or digital TV that has the HDMI port.
• 1 HDMI port
• 1 DVI-I (DVI-D signal) port
DVI-I (DVI-D Signal) Port
The DVI-I port is used to connect a LCD monitor. This port supports DVI-D signal only. Connect the display device’s cable connector to the DVI-I port. After plugging the cable connector
into the port, gently tighten the cable screws to hold the connector in place.
• 1 DP++ port
▼▼ HDMI
DP++ Port
The DP++ port which carries both digital audio and video signals is used to connect a LCD
monitor or a digital TV that has the DP++ port.
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BIOS Setting
Configure the display devices in the Chipset menu (“Graphics Configuration” submenu) of the
BIOS. Refer to the chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the graphics driver. Refer to the chapter 4 for more information.
▼▼ DVI-I (DVI-D signal)
▲▲ DP++
2
2
G2
Battery
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RJ45 LAN Ports
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IC
Line-out
LAN 1 LAN 2
LAN 1
Mic-in
LAN 2
Rear Audio
•
1 Intel® I219LM PCIe with iAMT12.0
G2
Front
Audio
Line2-JD
2
9 10
2
G2
2
2
1 Intel® I211AT PCIe
GND
NC
Mic2-JD
Rear Audio
The system board is equipped with 2 audio jacks (Line-out and Mic-in). Line-in jack is available
upon request. A jack is a one-hole connecting interface for inserting a plug.
Features
•
12
Battery
Battery
Mic2-L
Mic2-R
Line2-R
GND
Line2-L
•
Optional Line-in Jack (Light Blue)
This jack is used to connect any audio devices such as Hi-fi set, CD player, tape player,
AM/FM radio tuner, synthesizer, etc.
The LAN ports allow the system board to connect to a local area network by means of a network hub.
•
Line-out Jack (Lime)
This jack is used to connect a headphone or external speakers.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard LAN ports in the Chipset menu (“PCH-IO Configuration” submenu) of
the BIOS. Refer to the chapter 3 for more information.
•
Mic-in Jack (Pink)
This jack is used to connect an external microphone.
Driver Installation
Install the LAN drivers. Refer to the chapter 4 for more information.
Front Audio
The front audio connector allows you to connect to the second line-out and mic-in jacks that
are at the front panel of your system.
BIOS Setting
Configure these Audio devices in the Chipset menu (“PCH-IO Configuration” submenu) of the
BIOS. Refer to the chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the audio driver. Refer to the chapter 4 for more information.
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USB Ports
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your system operation to use the USB device.
Refer to your operating system’s manual or documentation for more information.
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USB 6
USB 5
Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse
to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
USB 2.0
USB 2
USB 1
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB ports, the
+5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥1.5A. For 3 or
more USB ports, the +5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥2A.
USB 4
USB 3
USB 3.1 USB 3.1
Gen 1
Gen 2
1
▼▼ USB 3.1 Gen 2 5-6 Header
Battery
10
Pin Assignment
Pin Assignment
▼▼ USB 2.0 7-8/9-10 Headers
Pin Assignment
Pin Assignment
2
G2
USB 5-6
USB 9-10 or
optional vertical USB 9
9
10
USB 7-8
9
2 10
11
USB 3.1
Gen 2
2
20
1
2
USB 2.0
The USB device allows data exchange between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
The system board is equipped with 2 onboard USB 2.0 ports (USB 5-6), 2 onboard USB 3.1
Gen 1 ports (USB 1-2) and 4 onboard USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (USB 3-4/5-6). The 10-pin connectors allow you to connect 4 additional USB 2.0 ports (USB 7-8/9-10). The additional USB ports
may be mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to an available slot at
the rear of the system chassis and then insert the USB port cables to a connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure these onboard USB devices in the Advanced menu (“USB Configuration” submenu)
of the BIOS. Refer to the chapter 3 for more information.
1
GND
20 PWR
1
PWR
2
PWR
2
TX+
19 DATA-
3
DATA-
4
DATA-
3
TX-
18 DATA+
5
DATA+
6
DATA+
4
GND
17 GND
7
GND
8
GND
5
RX+
16 RX+
9
---
6
RX-
15 RX-
7
GND
14 GND
8
DATA+
13 TX+
9
DATA-
12 TX-
10 PWR
23
11 GND
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SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors
IC
SATA 0
1
Battery
G2
G2
2
2
19
SATA 3.0 6Gb/s
SATA 6
SATA 5
(CS331-Q246 only)
Digital I/O
1
2
2
Battery
SATA 2
2
SATA 1
GND
TX+
TXGND
RXRX+
GND
7
The 8-bit Digital I/O connector provides powering-on function to external devices that are
connected to these connectors. The pin functions of the 8-bit digital I/O connector are listed
below.
SATA 3
▼▼ Digital I/O Connector
Features
Pin
Assignment
Pin
Assignment
•
5 Serial ATA 3.0 ports with data transfer rate up to 6Gb/s (CS331-Q370)
1
GND
2
+12V
•
6 Serial ATA 3.0 ports with data transfer rate up to 6Gb/s (CS331-C246)
3
DIO7
4
+12V
•
Integrated Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) controller
5
DIO6
6
GND
•
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10
7
DIO5
8
+5V
9
DIO4
10
+5V
11
DIO3
12
GND
13
DIO2
14
+5VDU
15
DIO1
16
+5VDU
17
DIO0
18
GND
19
GND
20
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The Serial ATA connectors are used to connect Serial ATA devices. Connect one end of the Serial ATA data cable to a SATA connector and the other end to your Serial ATA device.
BIOS Setting
Configure the Serial ATA drives in the Chipset menu (“PCH-IO Configuration” > “SATA And RST
Configuration” submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to the chapter 3 for more information.
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Cooling Fan Connectors
Power Connectors
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IC
Power
GND Sense
System Fan 1
IC
1
3
1
CPU Fan
+12V
Power
1
8
5
+12V
ATX
Power
4
Speed
GND
+12V Control
Sense
12 24
+3.3V
+12V
GND
+12V
+5V
+5VSB
+5V
+5V
NC
PWR_OK
GND
GND
2
2
G2
Battery
3
+5V
GND
GND
GND
+5V
PS_ON#
GND
GND
+3.3V
-12V
+3.3V
+3.3V
1
13
1
2
2
G2
Battery
System Fan 3
4
System Fan 2
Sense GND
Power
Use a power supply that complies with the ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide Version 1.1.
An ATX12V power supply unit has a standard 24-pin ATX main power connector that must be
inserted into the 24-pin connector. The 8-pin +12V power connector enables the delivery of
more +12VDC current to the processor’s Voltage Regulator Module (VRM).
The power connectors from the power supply unit are designed to fit the 24-pin and 8-pin
connectors in only one orientation. Make sure to find the proper orientation before plugging
the connectors.
The system board requires a minimum of 300 Watt power supply to operate. Your system
configuration (CPU power, amount of memory, add-in cards, peripherals, etc.) may exceed the
minimum power requirement. To ensure that adequate power is provided, we strongly recommend that you use a minimum of 400 Watt (or greater) power supply.
These fan connectors are used to connect cooling fans. The cooling fans will provide adequate
airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the CPU and system board components.
BIOS Setting
Configure the cooling fans in the Advanced menu (“NCT6106D HW Monitor” > “Smart Fan
Function” submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to the chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
Insufficient power supplied to the system may result in instability or the add-in
boards and peripherals not functioning properly. Calculating the system’s approximate power usage is important to ensure that the power supply meets the system’s consumption requirements.
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Chassis Intrusion Connector
Front Panel Connector
IC
▼▼ Front Panel Connector
IC
1 2
PWR-LED
HD-LED
ATX-SW
RESET
11 12
2
2
G2
Battery
G2
HDD-LED - Hard Disk Drive LED
Lighting of the LED indicates that the hard drive is being accessed.
2
Chassis
Intrusion
2
Signal
Ground
Battery
1
2
RESET - Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the system.
PWR-LED - Power/Standby LED
When the system’s power is on, this LED will light up. When the system is in the S1 (POS
- Power On Suspend) state, it will blink at 1-second intervals. When the system is in the S3
(STR - Suspend To RAM) state, it will blink at 4-second intervals.
The board supports the chassis intrusion detection function. Connect the chassis intrusion
sensor cable from the chassis to this connector. When the system’s power is on and a chassis
intrusion occurred, an alarm will sound. When the system’s power is off and a chassis intrusion
occurred, the alarm will sound only when the system restarts.
ATX-SW - ATX Power Switch
This switch is used to power on or off the system.
BIOS Setting
Configure the chassis intrusion detection function in the Advanced menu (“NCT6106D HW
Monitor” submenu) of the BIOS. Refer to the chapter 3 for more informaiton.
▼▼ Front Panel Pin Assignment
Pin
HD-LED
RESET
1
N.C.
3
HDD Power
5
Signal
7
Ground
9
Signal
11
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Assignment
N.C.
Pin
PWR-LED
ATX-SW
Assignment
2
LED Power
4
LED Power
6
Signal
8
Ground
10
Signal
12
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LAN LED Connector
S/PDIF Connector
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IC
▼▼ LAN LED Connector
7
8
2
5
▼▼ LAN LED Pin Assignment
Pin Assignment
1
GBE_1000
2
GBE_100
3
GBE_LED_LINK_ACT
4
3V3DU
5
LINK_1000
6
LINK_100
7
LINK_ACTIVITY
8
3V3DU
S/PDIF
The S/PDIF connector is used to connect an external S/PDIF port. Your S/PDIF port may be
mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to an available slot at the rear
of the system chassis then connect the audio cable to the S/PDIF connector. Make sure pin 1
of the audio cable is aligned with pin 1 of the S/PDIF connector.
The LAN LED connector is used to detect the connection state of RJ45 LAN ports when the
connection is made to an active network via a cable. The pin functions of the LAN LED connector are listed below.
Pin Assignment
1
G2
+5V
2
G2
Battery
Battery
SPDIF out
GND
SPDIF in
2
2
2
1
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SMBus Connector
Standby Power LED
IC
IC
G2
2
2
G2
2
1
2
Battery
2
5
SMB_DATA
GND
Battery
SMBus
SMB_ALERT
SMB_CLK
3V3DU
Standby Power LED
The SMBus (System Management Bus) connector is used to connect SMBus devices. It is a
multiple device bus that allows multiple chips to connect to the same bus and enable each
one to act as a master by initiating data transfer.
This LED will lit red when the system is in the standby mode. It indicates that there is power
on the system board. Power-off the PC and then unplug the power cord prior to installing any
devices. Failure to do so will cause severe damage to the motherboard and components.
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LPC Connector
External COM Port Module
The external COM port modules — EXT-RS232 and EXT-RS485 — are designed by DFI’s proprietary technology, and support four additional COM ports per module. The EXT-RS232/RS485
card is connected to the motherboard via the LPC connector and secured by a standoff as illustrated below.
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14
13
Bottom View
2
Top View
1
LPC Headers
Bottom View
▲▲ LPC Connector
Top View
LPC Headers
COM Headers
COM Headers
2
2
G2
Battery
The Low Pin Count Interface was defined by Intel® Corporation to facilitate the industry’s transition towards legacy free systems. It allows the integration of low-bandwidth legacy I/O components within the system, which are typically provided by a Super I/O controller. Furthermore,
it can be used to interface firmware hubs, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) devices and embedded controller solutions. Data transfer on the LPC bus is implemented over a 4 bit serialized
data interface, which uses a 33MHz LPC bus clock. For more information about LPC bus refer
to the Intel® Low Pin Count Interface Specification Revision 1.1’. The table below indicates the
pin functions of the LPC connector.
w
ff Scre
Stando
w
ff Scre
Stando
odule
EXT M
▼▼ LPC Pin Assignment
Pin Assignment
odule
or
ff
EXT M
onnect
Stando
C
rd
C
P
L
rboa
e
h
t
Mo
ector
doff
n
n
n
a
t
o
S
C
rd
LPC
rboa
Pin Assignment
1
L_CLK
2
L_LAD1
3
L_RST#
4
L_LAD0
5
L_FRAME#
6
3.3V
7
L_LAD3
8
GND
9
L_LAD2
10
---
11
SERIRQ
12
GND
13
5VSB
14
5V
e
Moth
Note:
The EXT-RS232/RS485 modules are optional peripherals that are not included in
the standard package. For more information, please contact DFI sales representatives or visit go.dfi.com/EXT-RS232, and go.dfi.com/EXT-RS485.
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►► Internal I/O Ports
►► Internal I/O Ports
Expansion Slots
Battery
IC
IC
Battery
2
2
2
2
G2
PCI Express x4
G2
Battery
Battery
M.2 M Key
PCI Express x16
(x8 or x16 Signal)
PCI Express x16
(x8 or x16 Signal)
PCI Express x4
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Mini PCIe
(PCIe/mSATA/USB2.0)
M.2 (M Key) Socket
The M.2 socket is the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) which is designed to support multiple modules and make the M.2 more suitable in application for solid-state storage.
The lithium ion battery addendum supplies power to the real-time clock and CMOS memory as
an auxiliary source of power when the main power is shut off.
Safety Measures
PCI Express x16 Slot
Install PCI Express x16 graphics card, that comply to the PCI Express specifications, into the
PCI Express x16 slot. To install a graphics card into the x16 slot, align the graphics card above
the slot then press it down firmly until it is completely seated in the slot. The retaining clip of
the slot will automatically hold the graphics card in place.
• There exists explosion hazard if the battery is incorrectly installed.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinances.
PCI Express x4 Slot
Install PCI Express cards such as network cards or other cards that comply to the PCI Express
specifications into the PCI Express x4 slot.
Mini PCIe Socket
The full-size Mini PCIe socket supports USB/Mini PCIe/mSATA signals and is used to install a
Mini PCIe card. Mini PCIe and mSATA signals can be switched with the jumper JP9.
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Chapter 3 - BIOS
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
►►Overview
Legends
The BIOS is a program that takes care of the basic level of communication between the CPU
and peripherals. It contains codes for various advanced features found in this system board.
The BIOS allows you to configure the system and save the configuration in a battery-backed
CMOS so that the data retains even when the power is off. In general, the information stored
in the CMOS RAM of the EEPROM will stay unchanged unless a configuration change has been
made such as a hard drive replaced or a device added.
It is possible that the CMOS battery will fail causing CMOS data loss. If this happens, you need
to install a new CMOS battery and reconfigure the BIOS settings.
Note:
The BIOS is constantly updated to improve the performance of the system board;
therefore the BIOS screens in this chapter may not appear the same as the actual
one. These screens are for reference purpose only.
Default Configuration
Most of the configuration settings are either predefined according to the Load Optimal Defaults
settings which are stored in the BIOS or are automatically detected and configured without requiring any actions. There are a few settings that you may need to change depending on your
system configuration.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility can only be operated from the keyboard and all commands are keyboard commands. The commands are available at the right side of each setup screen.
The BIOS Setup Utility does not require an operating system to run. After you power up the
system, the BIOS message appears on the screen and the memory count begins. After the
memory test, the message “Press DEL to run setup” will appear on the screen. If the message
disappears before you respond, restart the system or press the “Reset” button. You may also
restart the system by pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
Keys
Function
Right / Left arrow
Move the highlight left or right to select a menu
Up / Down arrow
Move the highlight up or down between submenus or fields
<Enter>
Enter the highlighted submenu
+ (plus key)
Scroll forward through the values or options of the highlighted field
- (minus key)
Scroll backward through the values or options of the highlighted field
<F1>
Display general help
<F2>
Display previous values
<F9>
Optimized defaults
<F10>
Save and reset the setup program
<Esc>
Exit to the BIOS Setup Utility
Scroll Bar
When a scroll bar appears to the right of the setup screen, it indicates that there are more
available fields not shown on the screen. Use the up and down arrow keys to scroll through all
the available fields.
Submenu
When “” appears on the left of a particular field, it indicates that a submenu which contains
additional options are available for that field. To display the submenu, move the highlight to
that field and press <Enter>.
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►►Main
The Main menu is the first screen that you will see when you enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
FSP version
RC version
07.00.56.50
07.00.56.50
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 0000 @ 2.90GHz
ID
Stepping
L1 Data Cache
L1 Instruction Cache
L2 Cache
L3 Cache
Number of Processors
Microcode Revision
0x906EA
U0
32 KB x 6
32 KB x 6
256 KB x 6
12 MB
6Core(s) / 12Thread(s)
B4
Memory RC Version
Total Memory
Memory Frequency
0.7.1.100
4096 MB
2133 MHz
PCH SKU
ME FW Version
ME Firmware SKU
C246
12.0.40.1433
Corporate SKU
System Date
[Wed 07/10/2019]
Set the Date. Use Tab
to switch between Date
elements.
Default Ranges:
Year: 2005-2099
Months: 1-12
Days: dependent on month
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Security
Boot Save & Exit
Chipset
BIOS Version
B197.03A
FSP version
RC version
07.00.56.50
07.00.56.50
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700T CPU @ 2.40GHz
ID
0x906EA
Stepping
U0
L1 Data Cache
32 KB x 6
L1 Instruction Cache
32 KB x 6
L2 Cache
256 KB x 6
L3 Cache
12 MB
Number of Processors
6Core(s) / 12Thread(s)
Microcode Revision
B4
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Memory RC Version
Total Memory
Memory Frequency
0.7.1.100
4096 MB
2133 MHz
PCH SKU
ME FW Version
ME Firmware SKU
C246
12.0.40.1433
Corporate SKU
System Date
System Time
[Wed 07/10/2019]
[17:02:36]
Set the Time. Use Tab
to switch between Time
elements.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit

CS331
B197.03A
:::::: 
Project Name
BIOS Version
Main
:::::: 
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Security
Boot Save & Exit
Chipset

Main
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System Time
System Date
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based on the 24-hour militarytime clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00. Hour displays hours from 00 to 23. Minute displays minutes from 00 to 59. Second displays seconds from 00 to 59.
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays a day, from Sunday to
Saturday. Month displays the month, from 01 to 12. Date displays the date, from 01 to 31.
Year displays the year, from 2005 to 2099.
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►►Advanced
RC ACPI Settings
The Advanced menu allows you to configure your system for basic operation. Some entries are
defaults required by the system board, while others, if enabled, will improve the performance
of your system or let you set some features according to your preference.
This section is used to configure the system ACPI parameters.
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Advanced
RC ACPI Settings
Wake system from S5 via RTC
State After G3
Important:
Setting incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
RC ACPI Settings
CPU Configuration
Power & Performance
PCH-FW Configuration
Trusted Computing
NCT6116D Super IO Configuration
NCT6116D HW Monitor
Serial Port Console Redirection
USB Configuration
CSM Configuration
USB Power Control

Network Stack Configuration
Security
Boot
Enable or disable System wake on alarm
event. When enabled,
System will wake on the
hr::min::sec specified
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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










[Disabled]
[S0 State]
Save & Exit
System ACPI Parameters.
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Wake system from S5 via RTC
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
When Enabled, the system will automatically power up at a designated time every day from
the Real-time clock (RTC) battery. More settings will be displayed once it’s switched to [Enabled] as detailed in the next page.
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
State After G3
Select between S0 State, Last State, and S5 State. This field is used to specify what state the
system is set to return to when power is re-applied after a power failure (G3 state).
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►► Advanced
CPU Configuration
This section is used to configure the CPU.
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Advanced
RC ACPI Settings
Wake system from S5
Wake up hour
Wake up minute
Wake up second
State After G3
[Enabled]
0
0
0
[S0 State]
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Advanced
CPU Configuration
Select 0-23 For example
enter 3 for 3am and 15
for 3pm
Intel (VMX) Virtualization
Technology
Active Processor Cores
Hyper-Threading
[Enabled]
[All]
[Enabled]
When enabled, a VMM
can utilize the additional
hardware capabilities
provided by Vanderpool
Technology.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Intel (VMX) Virtualization Technology
Wake up hour
Select hour from 0 to 23.
When this field is set to Enabled, the VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology.
Wake up minute
Active Processor Cores
Select minute from 0 to 59.
Select number of cores to enable in each processor package: all, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.
Wake up second
Hyper-threading
Select second from 0 to 59.
Enables this field for Windows XP and Linux which are optimized for Hyper-Threading technology. Select disabled for other OSes not optimized for Hyper-Threading technology. When disabled, only one thread per enabled core is enabled.
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►► Advanced
►► Advanced
Power & Performance
PCH-FW Configuration
This section is used to configure the power & performance options.
This section configures the parameters of Management Engine Technology.
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Advanced
Power & Performance
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm)
Turbo Mode
C states
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
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Advanced
Allows more than two
frequency ranges to be
supported.


ME State
Manageability Features State
AMT BIOS Features
AMT Configuration
ME Unconfig on RTC Clear
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
When Disabled ME will
be put into ME Temporarily Disabled Mode.
[Enabled]
Firmware Update Configuration
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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ME State
When this field is set to Disabled, ME will be put into ME Temporarily Disabled Mode.
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm)
Manageability Features State
This field is used to enable or disable the Intel Enhanced SpeedStep Technology. If enabled,
Turbo Mode will appear for configuration.
Enable or disable Intel(R) Manageability features. This option disables/enables Manageability
Features support in FW. To disable, support platform must be in an unprovisioned state first.
Turbo Mode
AMT BIOS Features
This field is used to enable or disable processor turbo mode (requires that Intel(R)
SpeedStep(tm) is enabled too), which allows the processor core to automatically run faster
than the base frequency when the processor’s power, temperature, and specification are within
the limits of TDP.
When disabled, AMT BIOS features are no longer supported and user is no longer able to access MEBx Setup. This option does not disable manageability features in FW.
AMT Configuration
C states
This section is used to configure Intel(R) Active Management Technology Parameters. Refer
pages 35 and 36 for more information.
Enable or disable CPU Power Management. It allows CPU to go to C states when it’s not 100%
utilized.
ME Unconfig on RTC Clear
When disabled, ME will not be unconfigured on RTC Clear.
Firmware Update Configuration
This section is used to configure Management Engine Technology Parameters. Refer page 36
for more information.
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►► PCH-FW Configuration
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Advanced


www.dfi.com
ME State
Manageability Features State
AMT BIOS Features
AMT Configuration
ME Unconfig on RTC Clear
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
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Configure Intel(R) Active
Management Technology
Parameters
Secure Erase mode
Force Secure Erase
[Simulated]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Firmware Update Configuration
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Advanced


Change Secure Erase
module behavior:
Simulated: Performs SE
flow without erasing SSD
Real: Erase SSD.
USB Provisioning of AMT
Secure Erase Configuration
OEM Flags Settings
[Disabled]
Secure Erase Mode
Enable/Disable of AMT
USB Provisioning.
Select Secure Erase module behavior: Simulated or Real.
Force Secure Erase
Enable or disable Force Secure Erase on next boot.
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Advanced
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit


USB Provisioning of AMT
Secure Erase Configuration
OEM Flags Settings
[Disabled]
Configure OEM Flags
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USB Provisioning of AMT
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Enable or disable AMT USB Provisioning.
Secure Erase Configuration
This section is used to configure Secure Erase.
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Advanced
Hide Unconfigure ME Confirmation
Prompt
Unconfigure ME
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
OEMFlag Bit 6:
Hide Unconfigure ME
confirmation prompt when
attempting ME unconfiguration.


ME State
Manageability Features State
AMT BIOS Features
AMT Configuration
ME Unconfig on RTC Clear
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Configure Management
Engine Technology
Parameters.
[Enabled]
Firmware Update Configuration
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Hide Unconfigure ME Confirmation Prompt
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Advanced
Enable or disable to hide unconfigure ME confirmation prompt when attempting ME unconfiguration.
Me FW Image Re-Flash
Unconfigure ME
[Disabled]
Enable/Disable Me FW
Image Re-Flash function.
Enable or disable to unconfigure ME with resetting MEBx password to default.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Me FW Image Re-Flash
This field is used to enable or disable the Me FW Image Re-Flash function.
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►► Advanced
Trusted Computing
NCT6116D Super IO Configuration
This section configures settings relevant to Trusted Computing innovations.
This section is used to configure the I/O functions supported by the onboard Super I/O chip.
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Advanced
Configuration
Security Device Support
NO Security Device Found
[Enable]
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Advanced
Enables or Disables
BIOS support for security device. O.S will not
show Security Device.
TCG EFI protocol and
INT1A interface will not
be available.
NCT6116D Super IO Configuration




→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Super IO Chip
NCT6106D
WatchDog Timer Unit
SuperIO WatchDog Timer
[Second]
0
Serial Port
Serial Port
Serial Port
Serial Port
1
2
3
4
WatchDog Timer Unit
Selection
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Security Device Support
WatchDog Timer Unit
This field is used to enable or disable BIOS support for the security device. O.S will not show
the security device. TCG EFI protocol and INT1A interface will not be available.
Select WatchDog Timer Unit: Second or Minute.
SuperIO WatchDog Timer
Set SuperIO WatchDog Timer Timeout value. The range is from 0 (disabled) to 255.
Serial Port 1 Configuration to Serial Port 6 Configuration
Set the parameters of serial port 1 (COM 1) to serial port 4 (COM 4).
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►► Advanced
NCT6116D HW Monitor
This section displays the hardware health monitor and also configures smart fan and case
open functions. Multiple aspects of the real-time physical status of the board are displayed.
Serial Port 1 to 4 Configuration
Set the parameters of serial port 1 (COM 1) to serial port 4 (COM 4).
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Advanced
[Enabled]
IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;
[Disabled]
Serial Port
Device Settings
RS485 Auto Flow
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Smart Fan Function
Case Open
[Disabled]
System temperature
CPU temperature
SYS_Fan1 Speed
CPU_Fan1 Speed
SYS_Fan2 Speed
VBAT
VCORE
VDDQ
5V
+12V
: +37 oC
: +33 oC
: N/A
: 2641 RPM
: N/A
: +3.040 V
: +0.896 V
: +1.200 V
: +5.116 V
: +12.144 V
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Press Enter to enter the sub-menu of Smart Fan Function as shown below.
Serial Port
Case Open
Enable or disable the serial COM port.
Enable or disable the case open detection function.
RS485 Auto Flow
Enable or disable RS485 auto flow. This field is only available for COM ports that support
RS485 mode.
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Advanced
Smart Fan Function

Serial Port 1 Configuration
Smart Fan function
setting
Pc Health Status

[Enabled]
30
40
50
60
35
60
80
100
System Smart Fan(1) Control
Boundary 1
Boundary 2
Boundary 3
Boundary 4
Speed Count 1
Speed Count 2
Speed Count 3
Speed Count 4
[Enabled]
30
40
50
60
35
60
80
100
System Smart Fan(2) Control
Boundary 1
Boundary 2
[Enabled]
30
40
Enable CPU SmartFan
:::::::::::: 
CPU Smart Fan Control
Boundary 1
Boundary 2
Boundary 3
Boundary 4
Speed Count 1
Speed Count 2
Speed Count 3
Speed Count 4
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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►► NCT6116D HW Monitor
Boundary 4
Speed Count
Speed Count
Speed Count
Speed Count
60
35
60
80
100
1
2
3
4
[Enabled]
30
40
50
60
35
60
80
100
System Smart Fan(2) Control
Boundary 1
Boundary 2
Boundary 3
Boundary 4
Speed Count 1
Speed Count 2
Speed Count 3
Speed Count 4
[Enabled]
30
40
50
60
35
60
80
100
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Speed Count 1/2/3/4,
Range 1-100%
Enable CPU SmartFan
Smart Fan Function
CPU Smart Fan Control
Fix Fan Speed Count
[Disabled]
100
System Smart Fan(1) Control
Fix Fan Speed Count
[Disabled]
100
System Smart Fan(2) Control
Fix Fan Speed Count
[Disabled]
100
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit

System Smart Fan(1) Control
Boundary 1
Boundary 2
Boundary 3
Boundary 4
Speed Count 1
Speed Count 2
Speed Count 3
Speed Count 4
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CPU Smart Fan, System Smart Fan(1)/(2)/(3) Control
Enable or disable the CPU smart fan and system smart fan(1)/(2)/(3).
By disabling CPU Smart Fan Control, System Smart Fan(1)/(2)/(3) Control, the fan will be operating at a fixed rate configurable in the field "Fix Fan Speed Count".
Boundary 1 to Boundary 4
Fix Fan Speed Count
Set the fix fan speed. The range is from 1-100% (full speed).
Set the boundary temperatures that determine the operation of the fan with different fan
speeds accordingly. For example, when the system or the CPU temperature reaches boundary temperature 1, the system or CPU fan should be turned on and operate at the designated
speed. The range is from 0-127oC.
Speed Count 1 to Speed Count 4
Set the fan speed. The range is from 1-100% (full speed).
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Serial Port Console Redirection
This section configures settings relevant to serial port console redirection.
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Advanced

COM1
Console Redirection
Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]

COM2
Console Redirection
Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]

COM3
Console Redirection
Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]

COM4
Console Redirection
Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]
COM1
Console Redirection Settings
Console Redirection Enable or Disable.
Terminal Type
Bits per second
Data Bits
Parity
Stop Bits
Flow Control
[VT100+]
[115200]
[8]
[None]
[1]
[None]
Emulation: ANSI:
Extended ASCII char set.
VT100: ASCII char set.
VT100+: Extends VT100
to support color, function
keys, etc. VT-UTF8: Uses
UTF8 encoding to map
Unicode chars onto 1 or
more bytes.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Select terminal type: VT100, VT100+, VT-UTF8 or ANSI.
Console Redirection
Bits per second
By enabling Console Redirection of a COM port, the sub-menu of console redirection settings
will become available for configuration as shown below.
Select serial port transmission speed: 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600 or 115200.
Data Bits
Select data bits: 7 bits or 8 bits.
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
COM1
Console Redirection
Console Redirection Settings
[Enabled]

COM2
Console Redirection
Console Redirection Settings
[Enabled]

COM3
Console Redirection
Console Redirection Settings
[Enabled]

COM4
Console Redirection
Console Redirection Settings
[Enabled]
Parity
The settings specify how
the host computer and the
remote computer (which
the user is using) will exchange data. Both computers should have the same
or compatible settings.
Select parity bits: None, Even, Odd, Mark or Space.
Stop Bits
Select stop bits: 1 bit or 2 bits.
Flow Control
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Select flow control type: None or Hardware RTS/CTS.
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►► Advanced
USB Configuration
CSM Configuration
This section is used to configure the USB settings.
This section is used to configure the CSM settings.
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USB Configuration
Legacy USB Support
XHCI Hand-off
USB Mass Storage Driver Support
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
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Advanced
Enables Legacy USB
support. AUTO option
disables legacy support if
no USB devices are connected. DISABLE option
will keep USB devices
available only for EFI
applications.
Compatibility Support Module Configuration
CSM Support
[Disabled]
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Legacy USB Support
Enabled
Enable Legacy USB support.
Disabled
Keep USB devices available only for EFI applications.
Enable/Disable CSM
Support.
CSM Support
This section is used to enable or disable CSM Support. When CSM Support is set to enabled,
several options will appear for configuration.
Auto Disable Legacy support if no USB devices are connected.
XHCI Hand-off
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Enable or disable XHCI Hand-off.
Advanced
Compatibility Support Module Configuration
USB Mass Storage Driver Support
Enable or disable USB Mass Storage Driver Support.
CSM Support
[Enabled]
Boot option filter
[UEFI only]
Enable/Disable CSM
Support.
Option ROM execution
Network
Storage
Video
Other PCI devices
[Do not launch]
[UEFI]
[UEFI]
[UEFI]
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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►► Advanced
Chapter 3 - BIOS
►► CSM Configuration
www.dfi.com
►► Advanced
USB Power Control
Boot option filter
USB 3.0 ports (USB 1-6) and USB 2.0 ports (USB 5-10) support system wakeup from S3 or S4
state via keyboard and mouse signal input. To enable S3/S4 wakeup, select 5V_Dual. To disable S3/S4 wakeup, select 5V.
This field controls Legacy/UEFI ROMs priority.
Network
This field controls the execution of UEFI and Legacy Network OpROM.
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Storage
USB3_1/2 USB3_3/4 USB3_5/6
USB2_5/6 USB2_7/8 USB2_9/10
This field controls the execution of UEFI and Legacy Storage OpROM.
Video
This field controls the execution of UEFI and Legacy Video OpROM.
Other PCI devices
[5V_Dual]
5V_Dual: Support system
wake up from S3/S4 by
USB KB&MS
5V: No support system
wake up from S3/S4 by
USB KB&MS
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
This field determines OpROM execution policy for devices other than Network, Storage or
Video.
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►► Advanced
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►►Chipset
Network Stack Configuration
This section is used to configure the Network Stack settings.
Network Stack
Main
This section is used to enable or disable UEFI network stack. When Network Stack is set to
enabled, several options will appear for configuration.



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Chipset
Security
Boot
Save & Exit
Graphics Configuration
Graphics Configuration
PEG Port Configuration
PCH-IO Configuration
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Advanced
Network Stack
Ipv4 PXE Support
Ipv6 PXE Support
PXE boot wait time
Media detect count
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
0
1
Enable/Disable UEFI
Network Stack
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Graphics Configuration
Primary Display
Internal Graphics
Ipv4 PXE Support
[Auto]
[Auto]
Enable or disable IPv4 PXE boot support. If disabled, IPv4 PXE boot support will not be available.
Initial priority :
AUTO: PEG->PCIe->PCI>IGFX
IGFX: IGFX->PEG>PCIe->PCI
PEG: PEG->PCIe->PCI>IGFX
PCI: PCI->PCIe->PEG>IGFX
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Ipv6 PXE Support
Enable or disable IPv6 PXE boot support. If disabled, IPv6 PXE boot support will not be available.
PXE boot wait time
Set the wait time in seconds to press ESC key to abort the PXE boot. Use either +/- or numeric keys to set the value.
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Media detect count
Primary Display
Set the number of times the presence of media will be checked. Use either +/- or numeric
keys to set the value.
Select which of IGFX/PEG/PCI Graphics device to be the primary display.
Internal Graphics
Keep IGFX enabled based on the setup options.
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►► Chipset
PEG Port Configuration
PCH-IO Configuration
This section configures the PCIe Graphics (PEG) function available for PCIE1 and PCIE2.
This section illustrates the PCH parameters.
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Chipset
PEG Port Configuration
PCIE1
Enable Root Port
Max Link Speed
PCIE2
Enable Root Port
Max Link Speed

Not Present
[Enabled]
[Auto]
Not Present
[Enabled]
[Auto]
PEG Port Feature Configuration
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Chipset
Enable or Disable the
Root Port
PCI Express Configuration
settings
PCH-IO Configuration



PCI Express Configuration
SATA And RST Configuration
HD Audio Configuration
LAN1(I219)
Wake on LAN Enable
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Enable Root Port
PCI Express Configuration
Enable or disable the root port.
This section configures PCI Express settings. Refer to following sections for more information.
Max Link Speed
SATA And RST Configuration
Configure PCIE1/PCIE2 port’s Max Speed: Auto, Gen1, Gen2 or Gen3.
This section configures SATA Device Options settings. Refer to following sections for more information.
► PEG Port Feature Configuration
HD Audio Configuration
This section configures HD Audio Subsystem settings. Refer to following sections more information.
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Chipset
PEG Port Feature Configuration
Detect Non-Compliance Device
[Disabled]
LAN1(I219)
Detect Non-Compliance
PCI Express Device
in PEG
Enable or disable onboard NIC.
Wake on LAN Enable
Enable or disable integrated LAN to wake the system.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Detect Non-Compliance Device
Enable or disable function of detecting non-compliant devices.
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►► PCH-IO Configuration
► PCI Express Configuration
LAN2(I211)
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PCI Express Configuration





PCIE3
PCIE4
LAN2(I211)
Mini_PCIE
M.2
I211
PCI Express Root Port
Settings.
Mini_PCIE and M.2
Mini_PCIE/M.2
Enable or disable the port.
Hot Plug
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Enable or disable the hot plug function of the PCI Express root port.
PCIe Speed
Select the speed of the PCI Express root port: Auto, Gen1, Gen 2 or Gen3.
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PCIE3 and PCIE4
In the sub-menu of PCIE3/PCIE4, configure the following:
PCIE3/PCIE4
Enable or disable the port.
Hot Plug
Enable or disable the hot plug function of the PCI Express root port.
PCIe Speed
Select the speed of the PCI Express root port: Auto, Gen1, Gen 2 or Gen3.
Detect Non-Compliance Device
Enable or disable function of detecting non-compliant devices.
LAN2(I211)
I211
Enable or disable the port.
Enable or disable the port.
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►► Chipset
►► PCH-IO Configuration
www.dfi.com
►► Chipset
►► PCH-IO Configuration
► SATA And RST Configuration
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Chipset
SATA And RST Configuration
SATA Controller(s)
SATA Speed
SATA Mode Selection
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[AHCI]
SATA0 (R0)
Port 0
Hot Plug
SATA0 (R1)
Port 1
Hot Plug
SATA0 (R2)
Port 2
Hot Plug
SATA0 (R3)
Port 3
Hot Plug
SATA0 (R4)
Port 4
Hot Plug
SATA0 (R5)
Port 5
Hot Plug
Empty
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Empty
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Empty
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Empty
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Empty
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Empty
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Note:
Number of SATA ports differ according to the chipset that is installed on the
board, i.e. C246 or Q370.
Enable/Disable SATA
Device.
► HD Audio Configuration
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Chipset
HD Audio Subsystem Configuration Settings
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
HD Audio
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
[Enabled]
Control Detection of the
HD-Audio device.
Disabled = HDA will be
unconditionally disabled
Enabled = HDA will be
unconditionally enabled.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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This field is used to enable or disable the Serial ATA controller.
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SATA Speed
This field is used to select SATA speed generation limit: Auto, Gen1, Gen2 or Gen3.
HD Audio
SATA Mode Selection
Control the detection of the HD Audio device.
The mode selection determines how the SATA controller(s) operates.
AHCI This option allows the Serial ATA controller(s) to use AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface).
Intel RST Premium With Intel Optane System Acceleration (for CS331-Q370
only) This option allows you to create RAID or Intel Rapid Storage configuration
with Intel® Optane™ system acceleration on Serial ATA devices.
Use RST Legacy OROM
This field shows up when SATA Mode Selection is set to Intel RST Premium With Intel Optane
System Acceleration. Enable or disable to use RST Legacy OROM when CSM is enabled.
Port 0/1/2/3/4/5 and Hot Plug
Enable or disable the Serial ATA port and its hot plug function.
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Disabled
HDA will be unconditionally disabled.
Enabled
HDA will be unconditionally enabled.
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►►Security
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Security
Password Description
Minimum length
Maximum length
3
20
Boot
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Save & Exit
Security
Set Administrator
Password
Administrator Password



Secure Boot
System Mode
User
Secure Boot
[Enabled]
Not Active
Secure Boot Mode
Restore Factory Keys
Reset To Setup Mode
[Standard]
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Set Administrator
Password
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Administrator Password
System Mode
Set the administrator password. Input the password, press Enter, and then input the same
character string again to confirm. To remove the password, input no character.
This field displays whether the system is in User or Setup mode.
Secure Boot
Secure Boot
Enable or disable Secure Boot. Please reset the platform after changing the setting.
Secure Boot is used to verify that your boot loader is not tampered by malware.
Restore Factory Keys
Force System to User Mode and install factory default Secure Boot key databases.
Return to Setup Mode
This command is only available when the system mode is in User mode and Secure Boot Mode
is set to Custom.
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►►Boot
www.dfi.com
►►Save & Exit
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot Configuration
Setup Prompt Timout
Bootup NumLock State
Quiet Boot
Security
Boot
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Save & Exit
1
[On]
[Enabled]
Main
Boot Graphics Resource
Table
Chipset
Save Options
Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
Restore Defaults
Security
Boot
Save & Exit
Reset the system after
saving the changes
Boot Override
Boot Option Priorities
BGRT Logo
Advanced
[Disabled]


Driver Option Priorities
Save Setting to file
Restore Setting from file
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Save Changes and Reset
Setup Prompt Timeout
To save the changes, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box will
appear. Select Yes to reset the system after saving all changes made.
Set the number of seconds to wait for the setup activation key. 65535 (0xFFFF) denotes indefinite waiting.
Discard Changes and Reset
Bootup NumLock State
Select the keyboard NumLock state: On or Off.
To discard the changes, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box will
appear. Select Yes to reset the system setup without saving any changes.
Quiet Boot
Restore Defaults
This section is used to enable or disable quiet boot option.
To restore and load the optimized default values, select this field and then press
<Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to restore the default values of all the setup options.
Boot Option Priorities
Select the system boot order.
Save Setting to file
BGRT Logo
Select this option to save BIOS configuration settings to a USB flash device.
It is used to enable or disable to support display logo with ACPI BGRT table.
Restore Setting from file
Driver Option Priorities
This field will appear only when a USB flash device is detected. Select this field to
restore setting from the USB flash device.
Select the driver boot order.
Note:
If “Boot option filter” of “CSM Configuration” is set to “UEFI and Legacy” or “UEFI
only” and “Quiet Boot” is set to enabled, “BGRT Logo” will show up for configuration. Refer to the Advanced > CSM Configuration for more information.
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►►Updating the BIOS
►►Notice: BIOS SPI ROM
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash utility. Please contact technical support or your sales representative for the files. You may refer to the how-to video “How
to update AMI BIOS in UEFI mode on DFI products?” at https://www.dfi.com/Knowledge/
Video/5 for updating the BIOS steps.
1. The Intel® Management Engine has already been integrated into this system board. Due to
the safety concerns, the BIOS (SPI ROM) chip cannot be removed from this system board and
used on another system board of the same model.
2. The BIOS (SPI ROM) on this system board must be the original equipment from the factory
and cannot be used to replace one which has been utilized on other system boards.
3. If you do not follow the methods above, the Intel® Management Engine will not be updated
and will cease to be effective.
Note:
a. You can take advantage of flash tools to update the default configuration of the
BIOS (SPI ROM) to the latest version anytime.
b. When the BIOS IC needs to be replaced, you have to populate it properly onto
the system board after the EEPROM programmer has been burned and follow
the technical person's instructions to confirm that the MAC address should be
burned or not.
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CS331-C246/Q370
Chapter 4 - RAID
www.dfi.com
►►Settings
The system board allows configuring RAID on Serial ATA drives. It supports RAID 0, RAID 1,
RAID 5 and RAID 10.
To enable the RAID function, the steps below are required and elaborated in following sections.
1. Connect the Serial ATA drives.
►►RAID Levels
2. Enable RAID in the AMI BIOS.
RAID 0 (Striped Disk Array without Fault Tolerance)
RAID 0 uses two new identical hard disk drives to read and write data in parallel, interleaved
stacks. Data is divided into stripes and each stripe is written alternately between two disk
drives. This improves the I/O performance of the drives at different channel; however it is not
fault tolerant. A failed disk will result in data loss in the disk array.
3. Create a RAID volume.
4. Install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Utility.
Step 1: Connect the Serial ATA Drives
RAID 1 (Mirroring Disk Array with Fault Tolerance)
RAID 1 copies and maintains an identical image of the data from one drive to the other drive.
If a drive fails to function, the disk array management software directs all applications to the
other drive since it contains a complete copy of the drive’s data. This enhances data protection
and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use two new drives or an existing drive and
a new drive but the size of the new drive must be the same or larger than the existing drive.
Refer to chapter 2 for details on connecting the Serial ATA drives.
Important:
1. Make sure you have installed the Serial ATA drives and connected the data
cables otherwise you won’t be able to enter the RAID BIOS utility.
2. Treat the cables with extreme caution especially while creating RAID. A damaged cable will ruin the entire installation process and operating system. The
system will not boot and you will lost all data in the hard drives. Please give
special attention to this warning because there is no way of recovering back the
data.
RAID 5
RAID 5 stripes data and parity information across hard drives. It is fault tolerant and provides
better hard drive performance and more storage capacity.
RAID 10 (Mirroring and Striping)
RAID 10 is a combination of data striping and data mirroring providing the benefits of both
RAID 0 and RAID 1. Use four new drives or an existing drive and three new drives for this
configuration.
RAID Level Min. Drives
Protection
Description
RAID 0
2
None
Data striping without redundancy
1. Power-on the system then press <Del> to enter the main menu of the AMI BIOS.
RAID 1
2
Single Drive Failure
Disk mirroring
2. Go to “Chipset” menu and select the “PCH-IO Configuration” menu then “SATA And
RST Configuration” menu.
RAID 5
3
RAID 10
4
Step 2: Enable RAID in the AMI BIOS
Block-level data striping with
Single Drive Failure
distributed parity
1 Disk Per Mirrored Stripe Combination of RAID 0 (data striping)
(not same mirror)
and RAID 1 (mirroring)
3. Change the “SATA Mode Selection” to “Intel RST Premium With Intel Optane System
Acceleration” mode.
4. Press F10 to save the changes.
5. Reboot the system.
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Step 4: Install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Utility
Step 3: Create a RAID Volume
1. Go to the “Advanced” menu of the AMI BIOS and select “Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology”.
The Intel Rapid Storage Technology Utility can be installed from within Windows. It allows
RAID volume management (create, delete, migrate) from within the operating system. It will
also display useful SATA device and RAID volume information. The user interface, tray icon
service and monitor service allow you to monitor the current status of the RAID volume and/
or SATA drives. It enables enhanced performance and power management for the storage subsystem.
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USB Configuration
CSM Configuration
USB Power Control
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Network Stack Configuration
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Security
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Boot
Save & Exit
System ACPI Parameters.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
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2. The screen displays all available drives. Select “Create RAID volume” to create a RAID
volume”.
3. Use the up or down arrow keys to select the RAID level and press <Enter>.
4. Use the up or down arrow keys to scroll through the list of hard drives and press <Enter> to select the drive.
5. Press <Enter>.
6. Use the up or down arrow keys to select the strip size and press <Enter>.
7. Enter the volume size and press <Enter>.
8. At the prompt, press <Y> to confirm volume creation.
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Enable Intel® AMT in the AMI BIOS
►►Overview
1. Power-on the system then press <Del> to enter the main menu of the AMI BIOS.
2. In the Advanced menu, select PCH-FW Configuration.
Intel Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) combines hardware and software solution to
provide maximum system defense and protection to networked systems.
The hardware and software information are stored in non-volatile memory. With its built-in
manageability and latest security applications, Intel® AMT provides the following functions.
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Allows remote access and management of networked systems even while PCs are powered off;
significantly reducing desk-side visits.
Repair
Remotely repair systems after OS failures. Alerting and event logging help detect problems
quickly to reduce downtime.
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PCH-FW Configuration
Trusted Computing
NCT6116D Super IO Configuration
NCT6116D HW Monitor
Serial Port Console Redirection
USB Configuration
CSM Configuration
USB Power Control

Network Stack Configuration
Boot
Save & Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Protect
Intel AMT’s System Defense capability remotely updates all systems with the latest security
software. It protects the network from threats at the source by proactively blocking incoming
threats, reactively containing infected clients before they impact the network, and proactively
alerting when critical software agents are removed.
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3. Select Enabled in the AMT BIOS Features field.
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ME State
Manageability Features State
AMT BIOS Features
AMT Configuration
ME Unconfig on RTC Clear
Firmware Update Configuration
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
When disabled AMT
BIOS Features are no
longer supported and user
is no longer able to access
MEBx Setup.
Note:
This option does not
disable Manageability
Features in FW.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/- : Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Configure Intel® AMT in the Intel® Management Engine BIOS
Extension (MEBX)
4. In the Save & Exit menu, select Save Changes and Reset and then press <Enter>.
A dialog box will appear. Select Yes and press Enter to reset the system after saving all
changes made.
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Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
Restore Defaults
Security
Boot
Save & Exit
1. When the system reboots, the following message will be displayed. Press <Ctrl + P> as
soon as the message is displayed. This message will only be displayed very briefly.
Reset the system after
saving the changes
Boot Override
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Save Setting to file
Restore Setting from file
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Enter: Select
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F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Press <DEL> to enter setup.
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2. Select MEBx Login and press Enter. You will be prompted for a password. The default
password is “admin”. Enter the default password in the space provided under Intel(R) ME
Password then press Enter.
4. You will be asked to verify the new password. Enter the same new password in the space
provided under Verify Password then press Enter.
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MAIN MENU
MAIN MENU
MEBx Login
> Intel(R) ME General Settings
Intel(R) AMT
<Enabled>
> Intel(R) AMT Configuration
MEBx Exit
Intel(R) ME Password
MEBx Login
> Intel(R) ME General Settings
Intel(R) AMT
<Enabled>
> Intel(R) AMT Configuration
MEBx Exit
Verify password
Intel(R) ME Password
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
Intel(R) ME Password
[Enter] =Select Entry
[Esc] =Exit
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
3. Enter a new password in the space provided under Intel(R) ME New Password then press
Enter. The password must include:
• 8-32 characters
• Strong 7-bit ASCII characters excluding : , and ” characters
• At least one digit character (0, 1, ...9)
• At least one 7-bit ASCII non alpha-numeric character, above 0x20, (e.g. !, $, ;)
• Both lower case and upper case characters
[Esc] =Exit
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MAIN MENU
> Intel(R) ME General Settings
Intel(R) AMT
> Intel(R) AMT Configuration
MEBx Exit
MEBx Login
> Intel(R) ME General Settings
Intel(R) AMT
<Enabled>
> Intel(R) AMT Configuration
MEBx Exit
Intel(R) ME New Password
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
Intel(R) ME Password
[Enter] =Select Entry
[Enter] =Select Entry
5. Select Intel(R) ME General Settings then press Enter.
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[↑↓] =Move Highlight
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[Esc] =Exit
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[Enter] =Select Entry
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6. If you want to change ME password, select Change ME Password then press Enter.
Enter the current password in the space provided under Intel(R) ME Password then press
Enter.
8. You will be asked to verify the new password. Enter the same new password in the space
provided under Verify Password then press Enter.
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Change ME Password
FW Update
Change ME Password
FW Update
<Enabled>
Intel(R) ME New Password
Intel(R) ME New Password
[Enter] =Select Entry
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
[Esc] =Exit
7. Enter a new password in the space provided under Intel(R) ME New Password then press
Enter. The password must include:
• 8-32 characters
• Strong 7-bit ASCII characters excluding : , and ” characters
• At least one digit character (0, 1, ...9)
• At least one 7-bit ASCII non alpha-numeric character, above 0x20, (e.g. !, $, ;)
• Both lower case and upper case characters
[Enter] =Select Entry
[Esc] =Exit
9.Select FW Update then press Enter. Select Enabled or Disabled or Password Protected then press Enter.
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Change ME Password
FW Update
<Enabled>
Verify password
Intel(R) ME Password
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
www.dfi.com
Change ME Password
FW Update
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
Disabled
Enabled
Password Protected
Intel(R) ME New Password
Intel(R) ME New Password
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
[Enter] =Select Entry
[↑↓] =Move Highlight <Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
[Esc] =Exit
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10. Press Esc until you return to the Main Menu. Select Intel(R) AMT then press Enter.
Select Enabled or Disabled then press Enter.
12. In the Intel(R) AMT Configuration menu, select Manageability Feature Selection
then press Enter. Select Enabled or Disabled then press Enter.
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MAIN MENU
> Intel(R) ME General Settings
Intel(R) AMT
> Intel(R) AMT Configuration
MEBx Exit
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
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Manageability Feature Selection
<Enabled>
> SOL/Storage Redirection/KVM
> User Consent
Password Policy
<Anytime>
> Network Setup
Disabled
Activate Network Access
Enabled
Unconfigure Network Access
<Full Unprovision>
> Remote Setup And Configuration
> Power Control
<Enabled>
[Enter] =Select Entry
www.dfi.com
[Esc] =Exit
[↑↓] =Move Highlight <Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
11. Select Intel(R) AMT Configuration then press Enter.
13. In the Intel(R) AMT Configuration menu, select SOL/Storage Redirection/KVM
then press Enter.
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> Intel(R) ME General Settings
Intel(R) AMT
> Intel(R) AMT Configuration
MEBx Exit
Manageability Feature Selection
> SOL/Storage Redirection/KVM
> User Consent
Password Policy
> Network Setup
Activate Netwok Access
Unconfigure Network Access
> Remote Setup And Configuration
> Power Control
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
<Enabled>
[Enter] =Select Entry
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
[Esc] =Exit
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14. Select SOL then press Enter. Select Enabled or Disabled then press Enter.
16. Select KVM Feature Selection then press Enter. Select Enabled or Disabled then
press Enter.
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SOL/Storage Redirection/KVM
SOL/Storage Redirection/KVM
SOL
Storage Redirection
KVM Feature Selection
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
SOL
Storage Redirection
KVM Feature Selection
Disabled
Enabled
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
Disabled
Enabled
[↑↓] =Move Highlight <Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
[↑↓] =Move Highlight <Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
17. Press Esc until you return to the Intel(R) AMT Configuration menu. Select User Consent then press Enter.
15. Select Storage Redirection then press Enter. Select Enabled or Disabled then press
Enter.
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SOL/Storage Redirection/KVM
SOL
Storage Redirection
KVM Feature Selection
www.dfi.com
Manageability Feature Selection
> SOL/Storatge Redirection/KVM
> User Consent
Password Policy
> Network Setup
Activate Netwok Access
Unconfigure Network Access
> Remote Setup And Configuration
> Power Control
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
<Enabled>
Disabled
Enabled
<Enabled>
<Anytime>
<Full Unprovision>
[↑↓] =Move Highlight [Enter] =Select Entry [Esc] =Exit
[↑↓] =Move Highlight <Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
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18. In the User Consent menu, select User Opt-in then press Enter. Select NONE or KVM
or ALL then press Enter.
20. Press Esc until you return to the Intel(R) AMT Configuration menu. Select Password
Policy then press Enter.
You may choose to use a password only during setup and configuration or to use a password anytime the system is being accessed.
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User Opt-in
Opt-in Configurable from Remote IT
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<KVM>
<Enabled>
Manageability Feature Selection
<Enabled>
> SOL/Storage Redirection/KVM
> User Consent
Password Policy
<Anytime>
> Network Setup
Activate Network Access
Unconfigure Network Access
<Full Unprovision>
> Remote Setup And Configuration
> Power Control
Default Password Only
NONE
KVM
ALL
During Setup And Configuration
Anytime
[↑↓] =Move Highlight <Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
[↑↓] =Move Highlight <Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
21. In the Intel(R) AMT Configuration menu, select Network Setup then press Enter.
19. Select Opt-in Configurable from Remote IT then press Enter. Select Enabled or
Disabled then press Enter.
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USER CONSENT
User Opt-in
Opt-in Configurable from Remote IT
Manageability Feature Selection
> SOL/Storage Redirection/KVM
> User Consent
Password Policy
> Network Setup
Activate Network Access
Unconfigure Network Access
> Remote Setup And Configuration
> Power Control
<KVM>
<Enabled>
Disabled
Enabled
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
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22. In the Intel(R) ME Network Setup menu, select Intel(R) ME Network Name Settings then press Enter.
www.dfi.com
24. Select Domain Name then press Enter. Enter the computer’s domain name then press
Enter.
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Host Name
Domain Name
Shared/Dedicated FQDN
Dynamic DNS Update
> Intel(R) ME Network Name Settings
> TCP/IP Settings
_
_
<Shared>
<Disabled>
Computer Domain Name
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
[Enter] =Select Entry
<Enter> =Complete Entry
[Esc] =Exit
25. Select Shared/Dedicated FQDN then press Enter. Select Shared or Dedicated then
press Enter.
23. In the Intel(R) ME Network Name Settings menu, select Host Name then press
Enter. Enter the computer’s host name then press Enter.
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Host Name
Domain Name
Shared/Dedicated FQDN
Dynamic DNS Update
Host Name
Domain Name
Shared/Dedicated FQDN
Dynamic DNS Update
_
_
<Shared>
<Disabled>
_
_
<Shared>
<Disabled>
Dedicated
Shared
Computer Host Name
<Enter> =Complete Entry
[Esc] =Discard Changes
[↑↓] =Move Highlight <Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
[Esc] =Discard Changes
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28. Select TTL then press Enter. Enter value then press Enter.
26. Select Dynamic DNS Update then press Enter. Select Enabled or Disabled then press
Enter. If Dynamic DNS Update is set to Enabled, Periodic Update Interval and
TTL fields will show up.
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Host Name
Domain Name
Shared/Dedicated FQDN
Dynamic DNS Update
www.dfi.com
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Host Name
Domain Name
Shared/Dedicated FQDN
Dynamic DNS Update
Periodic Update Interval
TTL
_
_
<Shared>
<Disabled>
Disabled
Enabled
_
_
<Shared>
<Enabled>
1440
900
Value in Seconds
900
[↑↓] =Move Highlight <Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
<Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
29. Press Esc until you return to the Intel(R) ME Network Setup menu. Select TCP/IP
Settings then press Enter. In the TCP/IP Settings menu, select Wired LAN IPV4
Configuration then press Enter.
27. Select Periodic Update Interval then press Enter. Enter value then press Enter.
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TCP/IP SETTINGS
_
_
<Shared>
<Enabled>
1440
900
Host Name
Domain Name
Shared/Dedicated FQDN
Dynamic DNS Update
Periodic Update Interval
TTL
> Wired LAN IPV4 Configuration
Value=0 or >=20
1440
<Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
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32. Select Subnet Mask Address then press Enter. Enter address then press Enter.
30. In the Wired LAN IPV4 Configuration menu, select DHCP Mode then press Enter.
Select Enabled or Disabled then press Enter. If set to Disabled, IPV4 Address,
Subnet Mask Address, Default Gateway Address, Preferred DNS Address and
Alternate DNS Address will show up.
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IPV4 Address
Subnet Mask Address
Default Gateway Address
Preferred DNS Address
Alternate DNS Address
<Enabled>
<Disabled>
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
Disabled
Enabled
Subnet mask (e.g. 255.255.255.0)
0.0.0.0
<Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
[↑↓] =Move Highlight <Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
33. Select Default Gateway Address then press Enter. Enter address then press Enter.
31. Select IPV4 Address then press Enter. Enter address then press Enter.
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DHCP Mode
IPV4 Address
Subnet Mask Address
Default Gateway Address
Preferred DNS Address
Alternate DNS Address
DHCP Mode
IPV4 Address
Subnet Mask Address
Default Gateway Address
Preferred DNS Address
Alternate DNS Address
<Disabled>
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
<Disabled>
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
Default Gateway address
IP address (e.g. 123.123.123.100)
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
<Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
<Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
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34. Select Preferred DNS Address then press Enter. Enter address then press Enter.
36. Press Esc until you return to the Intel(R) AMT Configuration menu. If you want to
activate the current network settings and open the ME network inferface, select Activate
Network Access, press Enter, then press Y.
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WIRED LAN IPV4 CONFIGURATION
DHCP Mode
IPV4 Address
Subnet Mask Address
Default Gateway Address
Preferred DNS Address
Alternate DNS Address
<Disabled>
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
Manageability Feature Selection
<Enabled>
> SOL/Storage Redirection/KVM
> User Consent
Password Policy
<Anytime>
> Network Setup
Activate Network Access
Unconfigure Network Access
<Full Unprovision>
> Remote Setup And Configuration
> Power Control
Activates the current network settings
and opens the ME network interface
Continue: (Y/N)
Preferred DNS address
0.0.0.0
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
<Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
[Enter] =Select Entry
[Esc] =Exit
37. In the Intel(R) AMT Configuration menu, select Unconfigure Network Access then
press Enter.
35. Select Alternate DNS Address then press Enter. Enter address then press Enter.
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WIRED LAN IPV4 CONFIGURATION
DHCP Mode
IPV4 Address
Subnet Mask Address
Default Gateway Address
Preferred DNS Address
Alternate DNS Address
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INTEL(R) AMT CONFIGURATION
Manageability Feature Selection
> SOL/Storage Redirection/KVM
> User Consent
Password Policy
> Network Setup
Activate Network Access
Unconfigure Network Access
> Remote Setup And Configuration
> Power Control
<Disabled>
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
Alternate DNS address
0.0.0.0
<Enabled>
<Anytime>
<Full Unprovision>
Full Unprovision
[↑↓] =Move Highlight <Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
<Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
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40. In the Intel(R) Remote Setup And Configuration menu, select Provisioning Record then press Enter.
38. In the Intel(R) AMT Configuration menu, select Remote Setup And Configuration
then press Enter.
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INTEL(R) AMT CONFIGURATION
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Manageability Feature Selection
> SOL/Storage Redirection/KVM
> User Consent
Password Policy
> Network Setup
Activate Network Access
Unconfigure Network Access
> Remote Setup And Configuration
> Power Control
Current Provisioning Mode
Provisioning Record
Provisioning Server IPV4/IPV6
Provisioning Server FQDN
> RCFG
> TLS PKI
INTEL(R) REMOTE SETUP AND CONFIGURATION
<Enabled>
<Anytime>
<Full Unprovision>
_
_
Provision Record is not present
[ESC] = Exit
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
[Enter] =Select Entry
[Esc] =Exit
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
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INTEL(R) REMOTE SETUP AND CONFIGURATION
Current Provisioning Mode
Provisioning Record
Provisioning Server IPV4/IPV6
Provisioning Server FQDN
> RCFG
> TLS PKI
_
_
Provisioning Mode: PKI
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
[Enter] =Select Entry
[Esc] =Exit
41. In the Intel(R) Remote Setup And Configuration menu, select Provisioning
Server IPV4/IPV6 then press Enter. Enter the address then press Enter.
39. In the Intel(R) Remote Setup And Configuration menu, select Current Provisioning Mode then press Enter.
Current Provisioning Mode
Provisioning Record
Provisioning Server IPV4/IPV6
Provisioning Server FQDN
> RCFG
> TLS PKI
[Enter] =Select Entry
_
_
Provisioning server address
[Esc] =Exit
<Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
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42. In the Intel(R) Remote Setup And Configuration menu, select Provisioning
Server FQDN then press Enter. Enter the FQDN then press Enter.
44. Press Esc until you return to the Intel(R) Remote Setup And Configuration menu.
Select TLS PKI then press Enter. Select Remote Configuration ** then press Enter.
Select Enabled or Disabled then press Enter.
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Current Provisioning Mode
Provisioning Record
Provisioning Server IPV4/IPV6
Provisioning Server FQDN
> RCFG
> TLS PKI
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INTEL(R) REMOTE CONFIGURATION
Remote Configuration **
PKI DNS Suffix
> Manage Hashes
_
_
<Enabled>
_
Disabled
Enabled
Enter FQDN of provisioning server
<Enter> =Complete Entry
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
[Esc] =Discard Changes
<Enter> =Complete Entry
45. Select PKI DNS Suffix then press Enter. Enter the PKI DNS Suffix then press Enter.
43. If you want to activate remote configuration, in the Intel(R) Remote Setup And Configuration menu, select RCFG then press Enter. Select Start Configuration then press
Enter. Press Y to activate.
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INTEL(R) REMOTE CONFIGURATION
Remote Configuration**
PKI DNS Suffix
> Manage Hashes
Start Configuration
This will activate Remote Configuration.
Continue: (Y/N)
<Enabled>
_
Enter PKI DNS Suffix
<Enter> =Complete Entry
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
[Enter] =Select Entry
[Esc] =Discard Changes
[Esc] =Exit
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48. In the Intel(R) AMT Power Control menu, select Idle Timeout then press Enter.
Enter the timeout value and press Enter.
46. In the Intel(R) Remote Configuration menu, select Manage Hashes then press
Enter. Select the hash name then press Insert to enter custom hash certificate name,
press Delete to delete hash, press Enter to view hash information, press + to activate or
deactivate hash, and press Esc to exit.
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INTEL(R) AMT POWER CONTROL
INTEL(R) REMOTE CONFIGURATION
Hash Name
VeriSign Class 3
VeriSign Class 3
Go Daddy Class 2
Comodo AAA CA
Starfield Class 2
VeriSign Class 3
VeriSign Class 3
VeriSign Class 3
GTE CyberTrust G1
Baltimore Cyber Tr
Cybertrust Global
Verizon Global Ro
Entrust.net CA (2
Entrust Root CA
VeriSign Universa
Go Daddy Root CA
Entrust Root CA Startfield Root CA
[Ins] =Add New Hash
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
Active
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
Active: [*]
[Delete] =Delete Hash
[Enter] =View Hash
Default
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Default: [*]
Algorithm
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
SHA256
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This configurations are effective only after AMT provisioning has started
Intel(R) AMT ON in Host Sleep States
Idle Timeout
<Desktop: ON in S0, ME Wake in
S3, S4-5>
65535
Timeout Value (1-65535)
65535
<Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
49. Press Esc until you return to the Main Menu. Select MEBx Exit then press Enter. Press
Y to exit.
↓
[+] =Activate Hash
[Esc] =Exit
47. Press Esc until you return to the Intel(R) AMT Configuration menu, select Power
Control then press Enter. In the Intel(R) AMT Power Control menu, select Intel(R)
AMT ON in Host Sleep States then press Enter. Select an option then press Enter.
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INTEL(R) AMT POWER CONTROL
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MAIN MENU
> Intel(R) ME General Settings
> Intel(R) AMT Configuration
MEBx Exit
These configurations are effective only after AMT provisioning has started
Intel(R) AMT ON in Host Sleep States <Desktop: ON in S0, ME Wake in
S3, S4-5>
Idle Timeout
65535
Are you sure you want to exit?(Y/N):
Exit
Desktop: ON in S0
Desktop: ON in S0, ME Wake in S3, S4-5
[↑↓] =Move Highlight
[↑↓] =Move Highlight <Enter> =Complete Entry [Esc] =Discard Changes
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[Esc] =Exit
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Click “More >>” on the lower right to view go to the next page of the auto-run menu, and
click “<< Previous” to return to the previous menu.
Please insert the DVD-ROM into your optical drive to install drivers, utilities and software applications required to enhance the performance of the system board. You may also acquire your
software from your sales representatives or from the website download page at https://www.
dfi.com/DownloadCenter.
►►Auto-run Menu
After inserting your DVD-ROM into your optical drive, the System Utility auto-run menu may
pop up. Click on the utility or driver that is to be installed on the system. Please refer to the
following sections that correspond to your selection for more information.
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►►Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
3. Go through the readme document for more installation tips
then click “Install”.
The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility is used for updating Windows® INF files so that
the Intel chipset can be recognized and configured properly in the system.
1. Setup is ready to install the
utility. Click “Next”.
4. The step displays the installing
status in the progress.
2. Read the license agreement
then click “Accept”.
5. After completing installation,
click “Restart Now” to exit
setup.
Restarting the system will allow the new software installation to take effect.
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►►Intel HD Graphics Drivers
3. Go through the readme document for system requirements
and installation tips then click
“Next”.
1. Setup is now ready to install the graphics driver. Click
“Next”.
4. Setup is now installing the
driver. Click “Next” to continue.
By default, the “Automatically run WinSAT and enable the Windows Aero desktop theme” is
enabled. With this enabled, after installing the graphics driver and the system rebooted, the
screen will turn blank for 1 to 2 minutes (while WinSAT is running) before the Windows 10
desktop appears. The “blank screen” period is the time Windows is testing the graphics performance.
We recommend that you skip this process by disabling this function then click “Next”.
2. Read the license agreement
then click “Yes”.
5. Click “Yes, I want to restart
this computer now” then click
“Finish”.
Restarting the system will allow the new software installation to take effect.
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►►Realtek Audio Drivers
►►Intel LAN Drivers
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click “Next”.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click “Next”.
2. Click “Yes, I want to restart my
computer now” then click “Finish”.
2. Click “I accept the terms in the
license agreement” then click
“Next”.
Restarting the system will allow the new software installation to take effect.
3. Select the program features
you want installed then click
“Next”.
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►►Intel ME Drivers
4. Click “Install” to begin the installation.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click “Next”.
5. The step displays the installing
status in the progress.
2. Read the license agreement
then tick “I accept the terms in
the License Agreement”. Click
“Next”.
6. After completing installation,
click “Finish”.
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►►Intel Serial IO Drivers
3. Click “Next” to install to
the default folder, or click
“Change” to choose another
destination folder.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click “Next”.
4. Please wait while the product
is being installed.
2. Read the license agreement
carefully.
Tick “I accept the terms in the
License Agreement” then click
“Next”.
5. After completing installation,
click “Finish”.
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3. Go through the readme document for system requirements
and installation tips then click
“Next”.
5. Setup is now installing the
driver.
4. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click “Next”.
6. Click “Yes, I want to restart
this computer now” then click
“Finish”.
Restarting the system will allow the new software installation to take effect.
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►►Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3
1. Click “Next” to install or click
“Change Destination Folder” to
select another folder.
3. Setup is now installing the
driver.
2. Click “Install” to begin installation.
4. Click “Finish” to exit installation.
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►►Intel Rapid Storage Technology
3. Go through the readme document
to view system requirements and
installation information then click
“Next”.
The Intel Rapid Storage Technology is a utility that allows you to monitor the current status
of the SATA drives. It enables enhanced performance and power management for the storage
subsystem.
1. Setup is ready to install the utility.
Click “Next”.
4. Click “Next” to install to the default
folder or click “Change to choose
another destination folder”.
2. Read the license agreement
and click “I accept the terms in
the License Agreement”. Then,
click “Next”.
5. Confirm the installation and click
“Next”.
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6. Click “Yes, I want to restart
this computer now” to complete the installation and then
click “Finish”.
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