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Dfi EC541-HD/EC550-HD/EC551-HD/EC553-DL Manual
EC541-HD/EC550-HD
EC551-HD/EC553-DL
Modular-Designed Embedded System
User’s Manual
A34520822
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Copyright
FCC and DOC Statement on Class A
This publication contains information that is protected by copyright. No part of it may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any transformation/adaptation without
the prior written permission from the copyright holders.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a 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:
This publication is provided for informational purposes only. The manufacturer makes no
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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.
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Notice:
Trademarks
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Product names or trademarks appearing in this manual are for identification purpose only and
are the properties of the respective owners.
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The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with the emission limits.
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Table of Contents
Digital I/O Output State........................................................................... 35
Jumper Setting - I/O Board (for EC550-HD/EC551-HD/EC553-DL)
USB Power Select....................................................................................... 35
COM 7/COM 9 RS232/422/485 Select.................................................. 36
COM 7/COM 9 RS232/Power Select...................................................... 37
Digital I/O Power Select........................................................................... 37
Digital I/O Output State........................................................................... 38
Copyright�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������2
Trademarks��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������2
FCC and DOC Statement on Class A����������������������������������������������������� 2
About this Manual������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4
Warranty��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4
Static Electricity Precautions����������������������������������������������������������������������4
Safety Measures����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4
Safety Precautions������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5
About the Package�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5
Chapter 1 - Introduction�����������������������������������������������������������������������������6
Chapter 5 - Ports and Connectors���������������������������������������������� 39
Front Panel I/O Ports................................................................................. 39
VGA Port..................................................................................................... 40
RJ45 LAN Ports............................................................................................ 40
USB Ports.................................................................................................... 41
COM (Serial) Ports....................................................................................... 42
DC-in.......................................................................................................... 43
8-bit GPIO................................................................................................... 43
Audio jacks (for EC541-HD)......................................................................... 44
DVI-D Port.................................................................................................. 44
DP Port....................................................................................................... 45
I/O Connectors............................................................................................ 45
Power Connector......................................................................................... 45
Parallel Connector........................................................................................ 46
Front Panel Connector................................................................................. 46
Cooling Fan Connectors............................................................................... 47
SMBus Connector........................................................................................ 48
Chassis Intrusion Connector......................................................................... 48
SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors....................................................................... 49
SATA (Serial ATA) Power Connectors............................................................. 49
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Connector.................................................................. 50
Expansion Slots........................................................................................... 51
Standby Power LED..................................................................................... 52
Battery........................................................................................................ 52
Overview.........................................................................................................6
Key Features..................................................................................................6
Specifications.................................................................................................7
Getting the Know the EC541/EC550/EC551-HD and EC553-DL.... 10
Mechanical Dimensions............................................................................. 11
Chapter 2 - Getting Started �������������������������������������������������������� 14
Preparing the system................................................................................. 14
Installing Devices........................................................................................ 14
Configuring the BIOS................................................................................. 14
Installing the Operating System............................................................. 14
Installing the Drivers................................................................................. 14
Chapter 3 - Installing the Devices
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Chapter 6 - Mounting Options �������������������������������������������������������������� 53
Chapter 7 - BIOS Setup ��������������������������������������������������������������� 56
Removing the Chassis Cover ................................................................. 15
Installing the SODIMM ............................................................................. 16
Installing the 2.5” SATA Drive ............................................................... 17
Installing the Mini PCIe and/or mSATA Card .................................... 19
Installing the PCI and PCIe Expansion Cards ................................... 20
Overview....................................................................................................... 56
AMI BIOS Setup Utility.............................................................................. 57
Main........................................................................................................... 57
Advanced.................................................................................................... 57
Chipset....................................................................................................... 67
Boot........................................................................................................... 74
Security....................................................................................................... 75
Save & Exit.................................................................................................. 76
Updating the BIOS..................................................................................... 76
Chapter 4 - Jumper Settings ������������������������������������������������������� 28
Jumper Setting - System Board
Clear CMOS Data........................................................................................ 28
USB Power Select....................................................................................... 28
Auto Power-on Select................................................................................ 29
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Power Select...................................................... 29
COM 1/COM 2 RS232/422/485 Select.................................................. 30
COM 1/COM 2 RS232/Power Select...................................................... 31
Mini PCIe Signal Select............................................................................. 31
Mini PCIe Power Select............................................................................. 32
Jumper Setting - I/O Board (for EC541-HD)
USB Power Select....................................................................................... 32
COM 7 to COM 10 RS232/422/485 Select........................................... 33
COM 7 to COM 10 RS232/Power Select............................................... 34
Digital I/O Power Select........................................................................... 34
Notice: BIOS SPI ROM.............................................................................. 77
Chapter 8 - Supported Software ��������������������������������������������������������� 78
Chapter 9 - Digital I/O Programming Guide������������������������������������ 99
Appendix A - Watchdog Sample Code��������������������������������������������� 101
Appendix B - System Error Message������������������������������������������������� 102
Appendix C - Troubleshooting�������������������������������������������������������������� 103
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Static Electricity Precautions
An electronic file of this manual is included in the CD. To view the user’s manual in the CD, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear. Click
“User’s Manual” on the main menu.
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.
1. To prevent electrostatic build-up, leave the system board in its anti-static bag until you are
ready to install it.
Warranty
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2. Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
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.
2.
The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to physical abuse, improper installation, modification, accidents or unauthorized repair of the product.
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.
4.
We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequencial damages to the
product that has been modified or altered.
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.
5. Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold modules or con
nectors 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.
Battery:
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
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About the Package
• Use the correct DC input voltage range.
The package contains the following items. If any of these items are missing or damaged,
please contact your dealer or sales representative for assistance.
• 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.
• 1 system unit
• 1 CD disk includes: Drivers/Manual
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
Optional Items
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by the manufacturer.
• Wall Mount kit
• Power Cord
• Power Adapter: 120W, 19V/6.31A
• Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
• Keep this system away from humidity.
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.
• Place the system on a stable surface. Dropping it or letting it fall may cause damage.
• The openings on the system are for air ventilation to protect the system from overheating.
DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
• Place the power cord in such a way that it will not be stepped on. Do not place anything on
top of the power cord. Use a power cord that has been approved for use with the system
and that it matches the voltage and current marked on the system’s electrical range label.
• If the system will not be used for a long time, disconnect it from the power source to avoid
damage by transient overvoltage.
• If one of the following occurs, consult a service personnel:
- The power cord or plug is damaged.
- Liquid has penetrated the system.
- The system has been exposed to moisture.
- The system is not working properly.
- The system dropped or is damaged.
- The system has obvious signs of breakage.
• The unit uses a three-wire ground cable which is equipped with a third pin to ground the
unit and prevent electric shock. Do not defeat the purpose of this pin. If your outlet does
not support this kind of plug, contact your electrician to replace the outlet.
• Disconnect the system from the DC outlet before cleaning. Use a damp cloth. Do not use
liquid or spray detergents for cleaning.
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Key Features
Overview
Model Name
EC541-HD/EC550-HD/EC551-HD/EC553-DL
Processor
4th Generation Intel® CoreTM processors
Chipset
Intel® H81 Express Chipset (EC541/EC550/EC551-HD)
Intel® C226 Express Chipset (EC553-DL)
LAN
2 LAN ports
COM
EC541-HD: 6 COM ports
EC550-HD/EC551-HD/EC553-DL: 4 COM ports
Display
EC541-HD: 1 DP, 1 DVI-D, 1 VGA
EC550-HD/EC551-HD/EC553-DL: 1 DP, 1 VGA
USB
4 Type A USB 2.0 ports
2 Type A USB 3.0 ports
Audio
Realtek ALC886 5.1-channel High Definition Audio
GPIO
1 8-bit GPIO 9-pole terminal block
Front View (EC541-HD)
Front View (EC550-HD/EC551-HD/EC553-DL)
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Specifications (EC541-HD)
Processor System
• CPU - fanless
- 4th Generation Intel® CoreTM processors (22nm process technology)
: Intel® CoreTM i7-4770TE (8M Cache, up to 3.3 GHz); 45W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-4590T (6M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz); 35W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-4570TE (4M Cache, up to 3.3 GHz); 35W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-4350T (4M Cache, 3.1 GHz); 35W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-4340TE (4M Cache, 2.6 GHz); 35W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-4330TE (4M Cache, 2.4 GHz); 35W
: Intel® Pentium® G3320TE (3M Cache, 2.3 GHz); 35W
: Intel® Celeron® G1820TE (2M Cache, 2.2 GHz); 35W
• CPU - fan
- 4th Generation Intel® CoreTM processors (22nm process technology)
: Intel® CoreTM i7-4790S (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz); 65W
: Intel® CoreTM i7-4770S (8M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz); 65W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-4590S (6M Cache, up to 3.7 GHz); 65W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-4570S (6M Cache, up to 3.6 GHz); 65W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-4360 (4M Cache, 3.7 GHz); 54W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-4330 (4M Cache, 3.5 GHz); 54W
: Intel® Pentium® G3420 (3M Cache, 3.2 GHz); 53W
: Intel® Celeron® G1820 (2M Cache, 2.7 GHz); 53W
Chipset
• Intel® H81 Express chipset
Memory
• Two 204-pin DDR3 SODIMM sockets
• Supports DDR3 1333/1600MHz
• Supports up to 16GB system memory
• Supports dual channel memory interface
Graphics
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Storage
Ethernet
Intel® HD Graphics
Display ports: 1 VGA, 1 DVI-D, 1 DP
VGA: 24-bit, resolution up to 1920x1200 @60Hz
DVI-D: resolution up to 1920x1200 @60Hz
DP: resolution up to 3200x2000 @60Hz
HDMI: 1.4a, resolution up to 4096x2304 @24Hz
• 2 2.5" SATA drive bays
- SATA 3.0 port with data transfer rate up to 6Gb/s
• 1 CFast socket
• Supports 1 mSATA module via the mini PCIe socket
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Front Panel I/O
Ports
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Power
• Power input voltage: 9~36V DC-in
Cooling System
• 2 system fan
Environment
• Temperature - fanless
- Operating: 0oC ~ 45oC
• Temperature - fan
- Operating: 0oC ~ 55oC (SSD/mSATA/CFast)
- Operating: 0oC ~ 50oC (HDD)
- Storage: -20oC ~ 85oC
- Humidity: 5% ~ 90%
• Operating Vibration
- IEC68-2-64
• Operating Shock
- Half sine wave 3G, 11ms, 3 shock per axis
Construction
• Aluminum + SGCC
Mounting
• Wall mount
- Mounting brackets and screws* (optional)
Dimensions
• 235mm x 208.2mm x 222mm (W x H x D)
Weight
• 5.3kg
OS Support
• Windows XP (32-bit) (limited function),
Windows 7, WES 7, Windows 8.1, WE8S
• Linux (Distribution available upon request)
Other Features
• Watchdog timeout programmable via software from 1 to 255 seconds
Certification
• CE
• FCC Class A
• RoHS
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Intel I210 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
Intel® I217 Gigabit Ethernet Phy
Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Audio
• Realtek ALC886 5.1-channel High Definition Audio
• S/PDIF audio interface
Expansion
• 1 PCIe x16 slot
• 3 PCI slots
• 1 Mini PCIe slot
- Supports USB and PCIe signals
- Supports mSATA, Wi-Fi or 3G* (optional)
- Supports half size or full size Mini PCIe card
1 power button with LED
1 reset button
1 Status LED
1 HDD LED
1 VGA port
2 RJ45 LAN ports
4 Type A USB 2.0 ports
2 Type A USB 3.0 ports
6 DB-9 RS232/422/485 serial ports (with power)
1 9~36V DC-in 3-pole terminal block
1 8-bit GPIO 9-pole terminal block
Mic-in, Line-in, Line-out
1 DVI-D port
1 DP port
Note:
*Optional and is not supported in standard model. Please contact your sales representative for more information.
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Specifications (EC550-HD/EC551-HD)
Processor System
• CPU
- 4th Generation Intel® CoreTM processors (22nm process technology)
: Intel® CoreTM i7-4790S (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz); 65W
: Intel® CoreTM i7-4770S (8M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz); 65W
: Intel® CoreTM i7-4770TE (8M Cache, up to 3.3 GHz); 45W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-4590S (6M Cache, up to 3.7 GHz); 65W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-4590T (6M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz); 35W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-4570S (6M Cache, up to 3.6 GHz); 65W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-4570TE (4M Cache, up to 3.3 GHz); 35W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-4360 (4M Cache, 3.7 GHz); 54W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-4350T (4M Cache, 3.1 GHz); 35W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-4340TE (4M Cache, 2.6 GHz); 35W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-4330 (4M Cache, 3.5 GHz); 54W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-4330TE (4M Cache, 2.4 GHz); 35W
: Intel® Pentium® G3420 (3M Cache, 3.2 GHz); 53W
: Intel® Pentium® G3320TE (3M Cache, 2.3 GHz); 35W
: Intel® Celeron® G1820 (2M Cache, 2.7 GHz); 53W
: Intel® Celeron® G1820TE (2M Cache, 2.2 GHz); 35W
Chipset
Intel® H81 Express Chipset
Memory
• Two 204-pin DDR3 SODIMM sockets
• Supports DDR3 1333/1600MHz
• Supports up to 16GB system memory
• Supports dual channel memory interface
Graphics
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Storage
• 2 2.5" SATA drive bays
- SATA 3.0 port with data transfer rate up to 6Gb/s
• Supports 1 mSATA module via the mini PCIe socket
Ethernet
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Intel® HD Graphics
Display ports: 1 VGA, 1 DP
VGA: 24-bit, resolution up to 1920x1200 @60Hz
DP: resolution up to 3200x2000 @60Hz
HDMI: 1.4a, resolution up to 4096x2304 @24Hz
Intel® I210 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
Intel® I217 Gigabit Ethernet Phy
Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Audio
• Realtek ALC886 5.1-channel High Definition Audio
• S/PDIF audio interface
Expansion
• EC550
- 5 PCI slots
- 1 Mini PCIe slot
: Supports USB and PCIe signals
: Supports mSATA, Wi-Fi or 3G*
: Supports half size or full size Mini PCIe card
Expansion
• EC551
- 4 PCI slots
- 1 PCIe x16 slot
- 1 Mini PCIe slot
: Supports USB and PCIe signals
: Supports mSATA, Wi-Fi or 3G*
: Supports half size or full size Mini PCIe card
Front Panel I/O
Ports
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Power
• Power input voltage: 9~36V DC-in
Cooling System
• 2 system fan
Environment
• Temperature
- Operating: 0oC ~ 50oC
- Storage: -20oC ~ 85oC
• Operating Vibration
- IEC68-2-64
• Operating Shock
- Half sine wave 3G, 11ms, 3 shock per axis
Construction
• Aluminum + SGCC
Mounting
• Wall mount
- Mounting brackets and screws* (optional)
Dimensions
• 235mm x 208.2mm x 222mm (W x H x D)
Weight
• TBD
OS Support
• Windows XP (32-bit) (limited function),
Windows 7, WES 7, Windows 8.1, WE8S
• Linux (Distribution available upon request)
Other Features
• Watchdog timeout programmable via software from 1 to 255 seconds
Certification
• CE
• FCC Class A
• RoHS
1 power button with LED
1 reset button
1 Status LED
1 HDD LED
1 VGA port
1 DP port
2 RJ45 LAN ports
4 Type A USB 2.0 ports
2 Type A USB 3.0 ports
4 DB-9 RS232/422/485 serial ports (with power)
1 9~36V DC-in 3-pole terminal block
1 8-bit GPIO 9-pole terminal block
Mic-in, Line-in, Line-out
Note:
*Optional and is not supported in standard model. Please contact your sales representative for more information.
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Processor System
Front Panel I/O
Ports
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Power
• Power input voltage: 9~36V DC-in
Cooling System
• 2 system fan
Environment
Intel® HD Graphics
Display ports: 1 VGA, 1 DP
VGA: 24-bit, resolution up to 1920x1200 @60Hz
DP: resolution up to 3200x2000 @60Hz
HDMI: 1.4a, resolution up to 4096x2304 @24Hz
• Temperature
- Operating: 0oC ~ 50oC
- Storage: -20oC ~ 85oC
• Operating Vibration
- IEC68-2-64
• Operating Shock
- Half sine wave 3G, 11ms, 3 shock per axis
Construction
• Aluminum + SGCC
Mounting
• 2 2.5" SATA drive bays
- SATA 3.0 port with data transfer rate up to 6Gb/s
• Supports 1 mSATA module via the mini PCIe socket
• Wall mount
- Mounting brackets and screws* (optional)
Dimensions
• 235mm x 208.2mm x 222mm (W x H x D)
Weight
• TBD
OS Support
• Windows XP (32-bit) (limited function),
Windows 7, WES 7, Windows 8.1, WE8S
• Linux (Distribution available upon request)
Other Features
• Watchdog timeout programmable via software from 1 to 255 seconds
Certification
• CE
• FCC Class A
• RoHS
• CPU
- 4th Generation Intel® Xeon®/CoreTM processors (22nm process technology)
: Intel® Xeon® E3-1268L v3 (8M Cache, up to 3.3 GHz); 45W
: Intel® CoreTM i7-4770S (8M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz); 65W
: Intel® CoreTM i7-4770TE (8M Cache, up to 3.3 GHz); 45W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-4570S (6M Cache, up to 3.6 GHz); 65W
: Intel® CoreTM i5-4570TE (4M Cache, up to 3.3 GHz); 35W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-4360 (4M Cache, 3.7 GHz); 54W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-4340TE (4M Cache, 2.6 GHz); 35W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-4330 (4M Cache, 3.5 GHz); 54W
: Intel® CoreTM i3-4330TE (4M Cache, 2.4 GHz); 35W
: Intel® Pentium® G3420 (3M Cache, 3.2 GHz); 53W
: Intel® Pentium® G3320TE (3M Cache, 2.3 GHz); 35W
: Intel® Celeron® G1820 (2M Cache, 2.7 GHz); 53W
: Intel® Celeron® G1820TE (2M Cache, 2.2 GHz); 35W
Chipset
Intel® C226 Express Chipset
Memory
• Two 204-pin DDR3 SODIMM sockets
• Supports DDR3 1333/1600MHz
• Supports up to 16GB system memory
• Supports dual channel memory interface
Graphics
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•
Storage
Intel® I210 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
Intel® I217 Gigabit Ethernet Phy
Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Ethernet
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Audio
• Realtek ALC886 5.1-channel High Definition Audio
• S/PDIF audio interface
Expansion
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2 PCI slots
2 PCIe x16 slots (x8 signal)
1 PCIe x4 slot (x1 signal)
1 Mini PCIe slot
- Supports USB and PCIe signals
- Supports mSATA, Wi-Fi or 3G*
- Supports half size or full size Mini PCIe card
1 power button with LED
1 reset button
1 Status LED
1 HDD LED
1 VGA port
1 DP port
2 RJ45 LAN ports
4 Type A USB 2.0 ports
2 Type A USB 3.0 ports
4 DB-9 RS232/422/485 serial ports (with power)
1 9~36V DC-in 3-pole terminal block
1 8-bit GPIO 9-pole terminal block
Mic-in, Line-in, Line-out
Note:
*Optional and is not supported in standard model. Please contact your sales representative for more information.
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Getting to Know the EC541/EC550/EC551-HD and EC553-DL
Front View (EC541-HD)
Front View (EC550-HD/EC551-HD/EC553-DL)
CFast
GPIO
Power button
Status LED/HDD LED
Reset button
COM 2
GPIO
Power button
Status LED/HDD LED
Reset button
COM 2
VGA
VGA
Line-out, Line-in, Mic-in
Line-out, Line-in, Mic-in
USB 2.0
LAN
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
USB 2.0
COM 7-10
COM 1
USB 2.0
COM 7,9
COM 1
DP
DC-in
Expansion slots
DC-in
DP
USB 2.0
LAN
Expansion slots
Front View
DVI-D
DP Port
DP Port
Auto-detects DP and HDMI display
Auto-detects DP and HDMI display
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VGA Port
Used to connect a VGA device.
Motherboard Dimensions
LAN Ports
Used to connect the system to a local area network.
0.00
7.00
10.00
15.46
25.73
31.50
51.01
72.00
80.29
99.29
118.43
138.43
156.00
161.02
164.01
200.00
205.50
COM Ports
Used to connect serial devices.
218.00
228.00
USB Ports
Used to connect USB 2.0/1.1 devices or USB 3.0 devices.
DC-in
Used to plug a power adapter.
0.00
DP Port
Used to connect a DP device.
21.00
34.00
DVI-D Port
Used to connect a DVI device.
50.00
55.00
63.70
GPIO
Supports 8-bit digital output and input.
77.67
81.00
CFast Socket
Used to insert a CFast card.
98.57
98.57
106.44
110.73
120.19
Line-in
Used to connect any audio devices such as Hi-fi set, CD player, tape player, AM/FM radio
tuner, synthesizer, etc.
151.65
Line-out
Used to connect to a speaker.
152.73
152.73
160.85
Mic-in jack
Used to connect to a microphone.
174.83
Power button
Press to power-on or power-off the system.
198.81
206.89
210.00
215.00
16.80
61.27
HDD LED
Indicates the status of the hard drive.
117.00
209.55
211.93
Reset Button
Press to reset the system.
Status LED
Indicates the status as below.
Status LED
Suspend Mode
S0
S1
S3
S4, S5
LED Action
Always ON
Quick Blink
(cycle 1 sec)
Slow Blink
(cycle >1 sec)
OFF
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208.20
235.00
222.00
Left View
Front View
Right View
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208.20
235.00
222.00
Left View
Front View
Right View
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Chapter 2 - Getting Started
Preparing the System
Before you start using the system, you need the following items:
•
•
•
•
•
•
SATA hard drive
AC power adapter
PS/2 or USB keyboard
PS/2 or USB mouse
CD-ROM drive (for installing software/drivers)
Memory module
Installing Devices
The following are devices that can be installed in the system.
•
•
•
Memory module
SATA hard drive
Mini PCIe card
Configuring the BIOS
To get you started, you may need to change configurations such as the date, time and the
type of hard disk drive.
1.
2.
Power-on the system.
After the memory test, the message “Press DEL to run setup” will appear on the screen.
Press the Delete key to enter the AMI BIOS setup utility.
Installing the Operating System
Most operating system software are provided in a CD therefore you need to install a CD-ROM
drive in order to use the CD.
Make sure a 2.5” SATA drive is already installed.
1.
2.
Refer to the following chapters for information on connecting a CD-ROM drive and installing a SATA drive.
Refer to your operating system manual for instructions on installing the operating system.
Installing the Drivers
The system package includes a CD disk. The CD includes drivers that must be installed to provide the best system performance. Refer to the Supported Software chapter for instructions on
installing the drivers.
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5. The SODIMM socket, Mini PCIe slot and SATA drive bay are readily accessible after removing the chassis cover.
Removing the Chassis Cover
1. Make sure the system and all other peripheral devices connected to it have been powered-off.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. The 4 mounting screws on the system chassis are used to secure the cover. Remove these
screws and then put them in a safe place for later use.
Mini PCIe slot
Mounting Screw
SODIMM socket
SATA drive bay
4. After removing mounting screws, lift the cover upward.
Lift the Cover Upward
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Installing the SODIMM
3. Grasping the module by its edges, align the module into the socket at an approximately 30
degrees angle. Apply firm even pressure to each end of the module until it slips down into
the socket. The contact fingers on the edge of the module will almost completely disappear
inside the socket.
1. The SODIMM sockets are located on the system board.
SODIMM Module
SODIMM socket
SODIMM socket
4. Push the module down until the clips at each end of the socket lock into position. You will
hear a distinctive “click”, indicating the module is correctly locked into the position.
2. Note the key on the socket. The key ensures the module can be plugged into the socket in
one direction only.
Clip
Clip
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Installing the 2.5” SATA Drive
3. Connect the SATA power/data connector on the SATA drive to the SATA power/data cable
secured on the HDD bracket. Then, align mounting holes of the SATA drive with mounting
holes on the HDD bracket and use the provided mounting screws to secure the drive in
place.
1. The SATA drive bay is located on the system board.
SATA power/data cable
HDD bracket
SATA drive
Mounting screw
SATA drive bay
2. Use the 2 provided mounting screws to secure the SATA power/data cable on the HDD
bracket.
4. Place the SATA drive with the HDD bracket into the system. Align mounting holes on the
HDD bracket with mounting holes on the SATA drive bay and then use the provided mounting screws to secure the drive with the HDD bracket in place.
Mounting screw
HDD bracket
Mounting screws
SATA power/data cable
SATA data cable
HDD bracket
SATA power cable
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SATA power/data
connector
Mounting screw
SATA power connector
SATA data connector
5. Connect the SATA power cable and SATA data cable to the SATA power connector and the
SATA data connector on the system board respectively.
SATA power connector
SATA data connector
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Installing the Mini PCIe and/or mSATA Card
3. Grasping the Mini PCIe card by its edges, align the card into the slot at an approximately 30
degrees angle. Apply firm even pressure to each end of the card until it slips down into the
slot. The contact fingers on the edge of the card will almost completely disappear inside the
slot.
1. The Mini PCIe slot is located on the system board.
Mini PCIe card
Mini PCIe slot
2. The system board is equipped with 1 Mini PCIe slot. The Mini PCIe slot supports a half length
or a full length Mini PCIe card. Note the key on the slot. The key ensures the Mini PCIe card
can be plugged into the slot in one direction only.
4. Push the Mini PCIe card down until the clips at each end of the latch lock into the position.
You will hear a distinctive “click”, indicating the card is correctly locked into the position.
Clip
Clip
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Installing the PCI and PCIe Expansion Cards
1. PCI slots, PCIe x16 slots and the PCIe x4 slot on riser cards are used to install expansion
cards. To install expansion cards, you need to remove brackets from the chassis first.
Important:
When inserting expansion cards into the system unit, please select a standard card
within 190mm (as the following pictures show) in order to fit expansion slots.
EC541-HD
Brackets
PCI
PCIe x16
±
Mechanical Drawing for Expansion Cards (EC541-HD)
±
PCI
PCIe x16
Mechanical Drawing for Expansion Cards (EC55x-HD/DL)
H320-3P1E for EC541-HD
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EC551-HD
Brackets
Brackets
PCI
PCI
PCIe x16
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCIe x16
PCI
H320-5P for EC550-HD
H320-4P1E for EC551-HD
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2. Before removing brackets, you have to remove the mounting screws on the chassis.
EC541-HD
Brackets
PCI
Mounting screw
PCIe x4
(x1 signal)
PCIe x16
(x8 signal)
EC550-HD/EC551-HD/EC553-DL
PCI
PCIe x4
(x1 signal)
Mounting screw
PCIe x16
(x8 signal)
Mounting screw
H320-2P3E for EC553-DL
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4. Insert one expansion card with a bracket into PCIe slots or PCI slots respectively that are on
the riser card and secure the bracket in place.
EC550-HD
EC541-HD
PCI card
PCI card
PCI card
PCIe x16 card
Rear View
PCI card
PCIe x16 card
Rear View
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EC553-DL
PCI card
PCI card
PCIe x4 card
(x1 signal)
PCIe x16 card
PCIe x16 card
(x8 signal)
PCI card
PCIe x16 card
PCI card
PCIe x4 card
PCIe x16 card
Rear View
Rear View
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Installing the CPU
4. The system board is equipped with a surface mount LGA 1150 socket. This socket is exclusively designed for installing a LGA 1150 packaged Intel CPU.
1. Make sure the system and all other peripheral devices connected to it have been poweredoff.
Important:
1. Before you proceed, make sure (1) the LGA 1150 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 1150 socket comes with the protective cap.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Before installing the Intel CPU, remove the 8 mounting screws on the top side of the
system unit and then put them in a safe place for later use.
Mounting Screw
Protective
cap
5. Unlock the socket by pushing the load lever down, moving it sideways until it is released
from the retention tab; then lift the load lever up.
Load lever
Retention tab
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6. Lifting the load lever will at the same time lift the load plate and lift the load lever up to
the angle as the photo shown below.
8. Insert the CPU into the socket. The gold triangular mark on the CPU must align with the
corner of the CPU socket as the photo shown below.
Load lever
Load plate
7. 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.
Gold triangular mark
The CPU’s notch will at the same time fit into the socket’s alignment key.
Alignment key
Protective cap
Alignment key
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10. Hook the load lever under the retention tab.
Important:
The CPU will fit in only one orientation and can easily be inserted without exerting
any force.
Load lever
Retention tab
9. Close the load plate then push the load lever down.
While closing the load plate, make sure the front edge of the load plate slides under the
retention knob.
Retention knob
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Chapter 4 - Jumper Settings
USB Power Select
Jumper Settings - System Board
Clear CMOS Data
3
2
1
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
JP4
3
2
1
1-2 On: +5V
(default)
3
2
1
USB 1-2
(JP1)
3
2
1
2-3 On:
+5V_standby
2-3 On: Clear CMOS Data
USB 8-9
(JP2)
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the supervisor or user password.
3 2 1
3 2 1
1-2 On: +5V
(default)
2-3 On:
+5V_standby
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in the ROM BIOS.
JP1 and JP2 are used to select the power of the USB ports. Selecting +5V_standby will allow
you to use a USB device to wake up the system.
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.
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.
2. Set JP4 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP4 back to its default setting,
pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Now plug the power cord and power-on the system.
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Auto Power-on Select
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Power Select
JP7
3
2
1
3
2
1
3
2
1
1-2 On: +5V
(default)
1-2 On:
Power-on via power button
(default)
2-3 On:
+5V_standby
JP3
3
2
1
2-3 On:
Power-on via AC power
JP7 is used to select the method of powering on the system. If you want the system to power-on whenever AC power comes in, set JP7 pins 2 and 3 to On. If you want to use the power
button, set pins 1 and 2 to On.
When using the JP7 “Power On” feature to power the system back on after a power failure
occurs, the system may not power on if the power lost is resumed within 5 seconds (power
flicker).
JP3 is used to select the power of the PS/2 keyboard/mouse port. Selecting +5V_standby will
allow you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to wake up the system.
Important:
The +5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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COM 1/COM 2 RS232/422/485 Select
6789
6789
DATA+
DATAN.C.
N.C.
N.C.
1 2345
1 2345
JP17
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
6789
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
COM 2:
RS232/422/485
RS232
RS422
Full Duplex
RS485
RXDTXDNC.
NC.
RS232
2
1
2
1
9
9
DATA+
TXD
NC.
NC.
NC.
DCDTXD
GND
RTSRI-
9
RXD+
TXD+
NC.
NC.
NC.
2
1
DATANC.
NC.
NC.
COM 2
9
RXD
DTRDSRCTS-
2
1
1 2345
DSRRTSCTSRI-
JP12
RXD+
RXDTXD+
TXDN.C.
JP15
DCDRD
TD
DTRGND
COM 1
RS422
Full Duplex
RS485
JP13 (for COM 1)/JP17 (for COM 2)
COM 1:
RS232/422/485
2 4 6
JP8
1 3 5
JP13
1-2 On: RS232
(default)
JP11
2 4 6
2 4 6
1 3 5
1 3 5
5-6 On: RS485
3-4 On: RS422
Full Duplex
JP8 and JP11 (for COM 1)/JP12 and JP15 (for COM 2)
2 4 6
These jumpers allow you to configure the Serial COM ports to RS232, RS422 (Full Duplex) or
RS485. JP8, JP11 and JP13 are used to configure the Serial COM port 1. JP12, JP15 and JP17
are used to configure the Serial COM port 2. The pin functions of Serial COM port 1 and COM
port 2 will vary according to these jumpers’ setting.
1 3 5
1-3, 2-4 On:
RS232 (default)
2 4 6
1 3 5
3-5, 4-6 On:
RS422 Full Duplex/RS485
Note:
When COM 1 RS232/422/485 is selected, JP8 and JP11 must be set in accordance to
JP13. And when COM 2 RS232/422/485 is selected, JP12 and JP15 must be set in accordante to JP17.
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Mini PCIe Signal Select
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COM 2:
RS232/422/485
2
1
JP9
JP18
2 4 6
9
10
3
1
1-4-7-10, 2-5-8-11 On:
PCIe (default)
1 3 5
1-3 (RI), 2-4 (DCD) On:
RS232 (default)
12
10
2 4 6
3
1
2-5-8-11, 3-6-9-12 On: mSATA
1 3 5
3-5 (+5V), 4-6 (+12V) On:
RS232 with power
COM 1:
RS232/422/485
JP14
2 4 6
1 3 5
1-3 (RI), 2-4 (DCD) On:
RS232 (default)
2 4 6
JP9 is used to select the Mini PCIe signal: PCIe or mSATA.
1 3 5
3-5 (+5V), 4-6 (+12V) On:
RS232 with power
JP14 (for COM 1) and JP18 (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 JP14’s and
JP18’s setting respectively.
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Jumper Settings - I/O Board
(for EC541-HD)
Mini PCIe Power Select
USB Power Select
3
2
1
JP6
1-2 On: +3.3V
3
2
1
2-3 On:
+3.3V_standby
(default)
JP1
3
2
1
1-2 On: +5V (default)
3
2
1
2-3 On:
+5V_standby
JP6 is used to select the power supplied with the Mini PCIe.
JP1 is used to select the power of the USB ports. Selecting +5V_standby 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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COM 7 to COM 10 RS232/422/485 Select
6789
DATA+
DATAN.C.
N.C.
N.C.
6789
1 2345
6789
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
JP8 JP9 JP12 JP13 JP17 JP18
RXD+
RXDTXD+
TXDN.C.
JP16
DCDRD
TD
DTRGND
JP11
1 2345
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
JP4 JP6
JP7
1 2345
DSRRTSCTSRI-
JP5
COM 7 to COM 10
RS232
RS422
Full Duplex
RS485
JP6 (for COM 7)/ JP9 (for COM 8)/ JP13 (for COM 9)/ JP18 (for COM 10)
5 3 1
6 4 2
1-2 On: RS232
(default)
COM 8
COM 10
COM 7
COM 9
5 3 1
5 3 1
6 4 2
3-4 On: RS422
Full Duplex
6 4 2
5-6 On: RS485
JP4 and JP5 (for COM 7)/ JP7 and JP8 (for COM 8)
JP11 and JP12 (for COM 9)/ JP16 and JP17 (for COM 10)
5 3 1
5 3 1
COM 7 to COM 10:
RS232/422/485
6 4 2
1-3, 2-4 On:
RS232 (default)
6 4 2
3-5, 4-6 On:
RS422 Full Duplex/RS485
Note:
1. When COM 7 RS232/422/485 is selected, JP4 and JP5 must be set in accordance
to JP6.
2. When COM 8 RS232/422/485 is selected, JP7 and JP8 must be set in accordante
to JP9.
3. When COM 9 RS232/422/485 is selected, JP11 and JP12 must be set in accordance
to JP13.
4. When COM 10 RS232/422/485 is selected, JP16 and JP17 must be set in
accordante to JP18.
These jumpers allow you to configure Serial COM ports to RS232, RS422 (Full Duplex) or
RS485. JP4, JP5 and JP6 are used to configure the Serial COM port 7. JP7, JP8 and JP9 are
used to configure the Serial COM port 8. JP11, JP12 and JP13 are used to configure the Serial
COM port 9. JP16, JP17 and JP18 are used to configure the Serial COM port 10. The pin functions of the Serial COM port 7 to 10 will vary according to these jumpers’ setting.
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5 3 1
5 3 1
6 4 2
1-3 (RI), 2-4 (DCD) On:
RS232 (default)
JP10
Digital I/O Power Select
JP14
6 4 2
3-5 (+5V), 4-6 (+12V) On:
RS232 with power
JP15
JP19
JP20
1 2 3
1-2 On: +5V_standby
(default)
COM 8
1 2 3
2-3 On: +5V
COM 10
JP20 is used to select the power of DIO (Digital I/O) signal.
COM 7
COM 9
COM 7 to COM 10:
RS232/422/485
JP10 (for COM 7), JP14 (for COM 8), JP15 (for COM 9) and JP19 (for COM 10) are used to
configure Serial COM ports to pure RS232 or RS232 with power. The pin functions of COM 7 to
COM 10 will vary according to these jumpers’ settings respectively.
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Jumper Settings - I/O Board
(for EC550-HD/EC551-HD/EC553-DL)
Digital I/O Output State
USB Power Select
DIO 0-3
(JP2)
JP1
DIO 4-7
(JP3)
1 2 3
1-2 On: +5V or
+5V_standby
(default)
1 2 3
3
2
1
2-3 On: GND
1-2 On: +5V (default)
Based on the power level of DIO (Digital I/O) selected on JP20, JP2 (DIO pin 0-3) and JP3
(DIO pin 4-7) are used to select the state of DIO output: pull high or pull low. When selecting
pull high, the power selection will be the same as JP20’s setting.
3
2
1
2-3 On:
+5V_standby
JP1 is used to select the power of the USB ports. Selecting +5V_standby 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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COM 7/COM 9 RS232/422/485 Select
RXD+
RXDTXD+
TXDN.C.
6789
DATA+
DATAN.C.
N.C.
N.C.
DCDRD
TD
DTRGND
6789
1 2345
6789
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
JP12 JP13
1 2345
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
JP4 JP6
JP11
1 2345
DSRRTSCTSRI-
JP5
COM 7/COM 9
RS232
RS422
Full Duplex
RS485
JP6 (for COM 7)/ JP13 (for COM 9)
5 3 1
6 4 2
1-2 On: RS232
(default)
COM 7
COM 9
5 3 1
5 3 1
6 4 2
3-4 On: RS422
Full Duplex
6 4 2
5-6 On: RS485
JP4 and JP5 (for COM 7)/ JP11 and JP12 (for COM 9)
COM 7/COM 9:
RS232/422/485
5 3 1
6 4 2
1-3, 2-4 On:
RS232 (default)
These jumpers allow you to configure Serial COM ports to RS232, RS422 (Full Duplex) or
RS485. JP4, JP5 and JP6 are used to configure the Serial COM port 7. JP11, JP12 and JP13 are
used to configure the Serial COM port 9. The pin functions of the Serial COM port 7 and 9 will
vary according to these jumpers’ setting.
5 3 1
6 4 2
3-5, 4-6 On:
RS422 Full Duplex/RS485
Note:
1. When COM 7 RS232/422/485 is selected, JP4 and JP5 must be set in accordance
to JP6.
2. When COM 9 RS232/422/485 is selected, JP11 and JP12 must be set in accordance
to JP13.
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5 3 1
Digital I/O Power Select
5 3 1
6 4 2
1-3 (RI), 2-4 (DCD) On:
RS232 (default)
JP10
6 4 2
3-5 (+5V), 4-6 (+12V) On:
RS232 with power
JP15
JP20
1 2 3
1-2 On: +5V_standby
(default)
COM 7
1 2 3
2-3 On: +5V
COM 9
JP20 is used to select the power of DIO (Digital I/O) signal.
COM 7/COM 9:
RS232/422/485
JP10 (for COM 7) and JP15 (for COM 9) are used to configure Serial COM ports to pure RS232
or RS232 with power. The pin functions of COM 7 and COM 9 will vary according to these
jumpers’ settings respectively.
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Digital I/O Output State
DIO 0-3
(JP2)
DIO 4-7
(JP3)
1 2 3
1-2 On: +5V or
+5V_standby
(default)
1 2 3
2-3 On: GND
Based on the power level of DIO (Digital I/O) selected on JP20, JP2 (DIO pin 0-3) and JP3
(DIO pin 4-7) are used to select the state of DIO output: pull high or pull low. When selecting
pull high, the power selection will be the same as JP20’s setting.
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Front Panel I/O Ports
CFast
GPIO
Power button
Status LED/HDD LED
Reset button
COM 2
GPIO
Power button
Status LED/HDD LED
Reset button
COM 2
VGA
Line-out, Line-in, Mic-in
VGA
Line-out, Line-in, Mic-in
USB 2.0
LAN
USB 2.0
LAN
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
USB 2.0
COM 7-10
COM 1
USB 2.0
COM 7,9
COM 1
DP
DC-in
Expansion slots
DC-in
Expansion slots
Front
Fr
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DP
DVI-D
The front panel I/O ports consist of the followings:
The front panel I/O ports consist of the followings:
EC541-HD
EC550-HD/EC551-HD/EC553-DL
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
1 Power button with LED
1 Reset button
1 Status LED
1 HDD LED
1 VGA port
2 RJ45 LAN ports
4 Type A USB 2.0 ports
2 Type A USB 3.0 ports
6 DB-9 RS232/422/485 serial ports (with power)
1 9~36V DC-in 3-pole terminal block
1 8-bit GPIO 9-pole terminal block
Mic-in, Line-in, Line-out
1 DVI-D port
1 DP port
1 Power button with LED
1 Reset button
1 Status LED
1 HDD LED
1 VGA port
1 DP port
2 RJ45 LAN ports
4 Type A USB 2.0 ports
2 Type A USB 3.0 ports
4 DB-9 RS232/422/485 Serial COM ports (with power)
1 9~36V DC-in 3-pole terminal block
1 8-bit GPIO 9-pole terminal block
Mic-in, Line-in, Line-out
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RJ45 LAN Ports
VGA Port
VGA
VGA
LAN 1
LAN 1
LAN 2
LAN 2
Features
The VGA port is used for connecting a VGA monitor. Connect the monitor’s 15-pin D-shell cable
connector to the VGA port. After you plug the monitor’s cable connector into the VGA port,
gently tighten the cable screws to hold the connector in place.
•
•
BIOS Setting
Intel® I210 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Intel® I217 Gigabit Ethernet Phy
The LAN ports allow the system board to connect to a local area network by means of a network hub.
Configure the display device in the Chipset menu (“System Agent Configuration” submenu) of
the BIOS. Refer to chapter 7 for more information.
BIOS Setting
Driver Installation
Configure the onboard LAN in the Chipset menu (“PCH-IO Configuration” submenu) of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 7 for more information.
Install the graphics driver. Refer to chapter 8 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the LAN drivers. Refer to chapter 8 for more information.
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USB Ports
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 USB
3.0 ports and 4 USB 2.0 ports.
•
USB 2.0
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard USB in the Advanced menu (“USB Configuration” submenu) of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 7 for more information.
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. To use this function:
•
Jumper Setting
JP1 and JP2 must be set to “2-3 On: +5V_standby”. Refer to “USB Power Select” in chapter 4
for more information.
USB 3.0
USB 2.0
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 2.0
USB 3.0
USB 2.0
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COM (Serial) Ports
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.
•
COM 2
Configure the serial ports in the Advanced menu (“Super IO Configuration” submenu) of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 7 for more information.
COM 7
COM 8
COM 10
1 2345
6789
6789
1 2345
6789
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
RXD+
RXDTXD+
TXDN.C.
1 2345
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
COM 1/COM 2, COM 7 to COM 10:
RS232/422/485
DCDRD
TD
DTRGND
COM 1/COM 2, COM 7 to COM 10
COM 1
DATA+
DATAN.C.
N.C.
N.C.
COM 9
COM 1
BIOS Setting
DSRRTSCTSRI-
COM 7-10
RS232
RS422
Full Duplex
RS485
COM 2
COM 7/COM 9
COM 7
COM 9
COM 1
COM 1
COM 1/COM 2, COM 7/COM 9:
RS232/422/485
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DC-in
8-bit GPIO
GPIO
DC-in
GPIO
1
1
G
G
DC-in
+
+
-
-
The Digital I/O connector provides powering-on function to an external device that is connected to this connector.
This jack provides maximum of 120W power and is considered a low power solution. Connect
a DC power cord to this jack. Using a voltage higher than the recommended one may fail to
boot the system or cause damage to the system board.
Pins
Digital Output/Input
Pin Assignment
1
DIO1
2
DIO2
3
DIO3
4
DIO4
5
DIO5
6
DIO6
7
DIO7
8
DIO8
G
GND
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Line-in
Line-out
Mic-in
Line-in
DVI-D Port (For EC541-HD)
Line-out
Mic-in
Audio jacks
DVI-D
The DVI-D port is used to connect an LCD monitor. Connect the display device’s cable connector to the DVI-D port. After plugging the cable connector into the port, gently tighten the
cable screws to hold the connector in place.
Rear Audio
The system board is equipped with 3 audio jacks. A jack is a one-hole connecting interface for
inserting a plug.
•
Line-in/Surround 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.
•
Line-out Jack (Lime)
This jack is used to connect a headphone or external speakers.
•
Mic-in/Center+Subwoofer Jack (Pink)
This jack is used to connect an external microphone.
Driver Installation
Install the audio driver. Refer to the chapter 8 for more information.
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I/O Connectors
DP Port
Power Connector
DP
DP
+12V
Power
Ground
+12V
4
3
2
1
+12V
Ground
Use a power supply that complies with the ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide Version 1.1.
An ATX12V power supply unit has a standard 4-pin ATX main power connector that must be
inserted into the 4-pin connector.
DP Port
The DP port is a digital display interface used to connect a display device such as a computer
monitor. It is used to transmit audio and video simultaneously. The interface, which is developed by VESA, delivers higher performance features than any other digital interface.
The power connector from the power supply unit are designed to fit the 4-pin connector in
only one orientation. Make sure to find the proper orientation before plugging the connectors.
BIOS Setting
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.
Configure the display devices in the Chipset menu (“System Agent Configuration” submenu) of
the BIOS. Refer to the chapter 7 for more information.
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Parallel Connector
Front Panel Connector
26
25
2
1
1 2
Parallel
Front
Panel HDD-LED
PWR-LED
RESET-SW
PWR-BTN
11 12
HDD-LED - HDD LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
RESET SW - Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the system.
PWR-BTN - Power Switch
The 25-pin connector is used to connect an external parallel port. The parallel port connects
your PC to a parallel printer. It supports SPP, ECP and EPP.
This switch is used to power on or off the system.
PWR-LED - Power/Standby LED
SPP
(Standard Parallel Port)
ECP
(Extended Capabilities Port)
EPP
(Enhanced Parallel Port)
Allows normal speed operation but in one
direction only.
When the system’s power is on, this LED will light. When the system is in the S1 (POS - Power
On Suspend) state, it will blink every second. When the system is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To
RAM) state, it will blink every 4 seconds.
Allows parallel port to operate in bidirectional
mode and at a speed faster than the SPP’s data
transfer rate.
Pin Pin Assignment
Allows bidirectional parallel port operation at
maximum speed.
HDD-LED
RESET SW
Pin Pin Assignment
3
HDD Power
5
Signal
7
Ground
6
Signal
9
RST Signal
8
Ground
11
N.C.
10
Signal
PWR-LED
PWR-BTN
2
LED Power
4
LED Power
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Cooling Fan Connectors
The 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
The Advanced menu (“PC Health Status” submenu) of the BIOS will display the current speed
of the cooling fans. Refer to chapter 7 for more information.
Top View
1
3
Ground
Power
Sense
System
Fan
CPU Fan 1
Bottom View
1 Ground
Power
Sense
4 Speed Control
CPU Fan 2
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SMBus Connector
Chassis Intrusion Connector
1 2
SMBUS Data
GND NC
2
1
Chassis
Intrusion
Signal
Ground
SMBus
6
5
+3.3V_standby SMBUS_Alert
SMBUS Clock
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.
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.
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SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors
SATA (Serial ATA) Power Connectors
SATA 1
1
GND
RXP
RXN
GND
TXN
TXP
GND
7
SATA 0
SATA
Power 1
1 GND
TXP
TXN
GND
RXN
RXP
GND
7
1
4
SATA
Power 0
+12V
Ground
Ground
+5V
SATA 3.0 6Gb/s
Features
•
2 Serial ATA 3.0 ports
- SATA port 0 and 1 with data transfer rate up to 6Gb/s
•
Integrated Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) controller
These SATA power connectors supply power to the SATA drive. Connect one end of the provided power cable to the SATA power connector and the other end to your storage device.
The Serial ATA connectors are used to connect the Serial ATA device. Connect one end of the
Serial ATA data cable to a SATA connector on the system board and the other end to your
Serial ATA device.
The power cable must be connected from the system board’s Serial ATA power connector to
the SATA drive’s power connector in order to provide power to the drive.
BIOS Setting
Configure the Serial ATA drives in the Advanced submenu (“SATA Confiuration” section) of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 7 for more information.
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PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Connector
The Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2
mouse to power-on the system. To use this function:
MS CLK
MS DATA
GND
CHASSIS GND
+5V_STB
2
1
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
PS/2 KB/MS
•
Jumper Setting
JP3 must be set to “2-3 On: 5V_standby”. Refer to “PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Power Select”
in chapter 4 for more information.
10
9
KB CLK
KB DATA
GND
NC
+5V_STB
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
The Keyboard/Mouse connector is used to connect PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse by means
of a PS/2 cable. Connect one end of the cable to the Keyboard/Mouse connector. The other
ends are used to connect a PS/2 keyboard and a PS/2 mouse.
PS/2 mouse port
Connect to the board’s Keyboard/Mouse
connector
PS/2 keyboard port
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Expansion Slots
EXC Slot
The EXC interface is used to install an EXC card for I/O expansion.
Mini PCI Express
EXC
PCI Express x16
PCI Express x4
Mini PCIe Slot
The Mini PCIe socket is used to install a Mini PCIe card. Mini PCIe card is a small form factor
PCI card with the same signal protocol, electrical definitions, and configuration definitions as
the conventional PCI.
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.
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.
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Standby Power LED
Battery
Battery
The lithium ion battery powers the real-time clock and CMOS memory. It is an auxiliary source
of power when the main power is shut off.
Standby Power LED
Safety Measures
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.
•
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
•
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by the manufacturer.
•
Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
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Chapter 6 - Mounting Options
2. Remove the mounting screws from the bottom side of the system unit.
Wall Mount - Type 1
The wall mount kit includes the followings:
•
•
2 Wall mount brackets
Bracket screws
Mounting screw
Note:
The pictures in this document are used for illustration pupose only. The system
board and all other components may differ depending on the configuration you have
purchased. Please refer to the provided DVD for details relevant to the system board.
3. Use the provided mounting screws to secure the wallmount brackets on each side of the
system.
1. The mounting holes are located on the bottom side of the system unit.
Mounting screw
Mounting hole
Wall mount bracket
Wall mount bracket
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Wall Mount - Type 2
4. Mount the whole system on the wall by fastening the screws through the mounting holes.
The wall mount kit includes the followings:
•
•
2 Wall mount brackets
Bracket screws
Mounting hole
Note:
The pictures in this document are used for illustration pupose only. The system
board and all other components may differ depending on the configuration you have
purchased. Please refer to the provided DVD for details relevant to the system board.
1. The mounting holes are located on the one side of the system unit.
232.00
Mounting hole
16.00
80.00
40.00
120.00
Ø4.00
Ø5.00
Ø8.50
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2. Use the provided mounting screws to secure the wallmount brackets on each side of the
system.
Mounting screw
Wall mount bracket
Wall mount bracket
3. Mount the whole system on the wall by fastening the screws through the mounting holes.
247.00
Mounting hole
16.00
120.00
80.00
40.00
Ø4.00
Ø5.00
Ø8.50
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Chapter 7
Chapter 7 - BIOS Setup
Legends
Overview
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.
Keys
Function
Right and Left arrows
Moves the highlight left or right to select a menu.
Up and Down arrows
Moves the hightlight up or down between submenu or fields.
<Esc>
Exit to the BIOS Setup Utility.
+ (plus key)
Scrolls forward through the values or options of the highlighted field.
- (minus key)
Scrolls backward through the values or options of the highlighted
field.
Tab
Select a field.
<F1>
Displays General Help
<F2>
Pervious values
<F3>
Optimized defaults
<F4>
Saves and resets the setup program
<Enter>
Press <Enter> to enter the highlighted submenu.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
Scroll Bar
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.
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.
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.
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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AMI BIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Main
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.
The Main menu is the first screen that you will see when you enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Main
Important:
Setting incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
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Advanced
Chipset
Save & Exit
Boot
Security
Choose the system default
language
BIOS Information
BIOS Vendor
Core Version
Compliancy
Project Version
Build Date and Time
American Megatrends
4.6.5.4
UEFI 2.3.1; PI 1.2
1AQQW 0.25 x64
10/28/2014 16:49:22
System Language
[English]
System Date
System Time
[Wed 11/24/2014]
[14:05:08]
Access Level
Administraor
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Main

ACPI
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Power Management Configuration

Trusted Computing

CPU Configuration

SATA Configuration

PCH-FW Configuration

USB Configuration

Super IO Configuration

PC Health Status

Second Super IO Configuration

Network Stack
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Security
Save & Exit
ACPI Power Management
Configuration


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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System Date
Version 2.15.1236. Copyright (C) 2012 American Megatrends, Inc.
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays a day, from Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from January to December. Date displays
the date, from 1 to 31. Year displays the year, from 1980 to 2099.
System Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based on the 24-hour
military-time 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.
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ACPI Power Management Configuration
Trusted Computing
This section is used to configure the ACPI power management.
This section configures settings relevant to Trusted Computing innovations.
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Advanced
ACPI Power Management Configuration
Resume by PME
Resume by Ring
Resume by RTC Alarm
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
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Advanced
Configuration
Security Device Support
About Resume by PME
(PCI, PCIE, LAN). If
PME is enabled then PCH
After-G3 Function is enabled, too. But Auto Power
On function is fail.
Current Status Information
No Security Device Found
[Disable]
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.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save and Reset
ESC: Exit
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Security Device Support
This field is used to enable or disable BIOS supporting for the security device. O.S will
not show the security device. TCG EFI protocol and INT1A interface will not be
available.
Resume by PME
Enables this field to use the PME signal to wake up the system.
Resume by Ring
Enables this field to use the Ring signal to wake up the system.
Resume by RTC Alarm
When Enabled, the system uses the RTC to generate a wakeup event.
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CPU Configuration
SATA Configuration
This section is used to configure the CPU. It will also display the detected CPU information.
This section is used to configure the settings of Serial ATA devices.

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Advanced
CPU Configuration
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770S CPU @ 3.10GHz
CPU Signature
306c3
Processor Family
6
Microcode Patch
1a
FSB Speed
100 MHz
Max CPU Speed
3100 MHz
Min CPU Speed
800 MHz
CPU Speed
3100 MHz
Processor Cores
4
Intel HT Technology
Supported
Intel VT-X Technology
Supported
Intel SMX Technology
Supported
64-bit
Supported
EIST Technology
Supported
CPU C3 State
Supported
CPU C6 State
Supported
CPU C7 State
Supported
L1
L1
L2
L3
Data Cache
Code Cache
Cache
Cache
SATA Controller(s)
SATA Mode Selection
[Enabled]
[IDE]
Serial ATA Port 0
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 1
Software Preserve
mATA Port
Software Preserve
CFAST Port
Software Preserve
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Enable or disable SATA
Device.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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SATA Controller(s)

[Enabled]
[All]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enabled for Windows XP
and Linux (OS optimized
for Hyper-Threading
Technology) and Disabled
for other OS (OS not
optimized for
Hyper-Threading
Technology). When
Disabled only one thread
per enabled core is
enabled.


32 KB x 4
32 KB x 4
256 KB x 4
8192 KB
Hyper-threading
Active Processor Cores
Intel Virtualization Technology
EIST
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This field is used to enable or disable the Serial ATA devices.
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SATA Mode Selection
Hyper-threading
The mode selection determines how the SATA controller(s) operates.
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.
IDE Mode
This option configures the Serial ATA drives as Parallel ATA storage devices.
AHCI Mode
This option allows the Serial ATA devices to use AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface).
Active Processor Cores
Number of cores to enable in each processor package.
Intel Virtualization Technology
When this field is set to Enabled, the VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology.
EIST
This field is used to enable or disable the Intel Enhanced SpeedStep Technology.
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When IDE mode is selected in the SATA Mode Selection, it will display the following
information:
SATA Controller Speed
Indicates the maximum speed that the Serial ATA controller can support.
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SATA Controller(s)
SATA Mode Selection
[Enabled]
[IDE]
Serial ATA Port 0
Software Preserve
Serial ATA Port 1
Software Preserve
mATA Port
Software Preserve
CFAST Port
Software Preserve
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Empty
Unknown
Port 0, Port 1, mSATA Port, CFAST Port
Determines how SATA
controller(s) operate.
Enables or disables these Serial ATA ports.
Hot Plug
Designates the serial ATA port as hot pluggable.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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When AHCI mode is selected in the SATA Mode Selection, it will display the following
information:
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Advanced
SATA Controller(s)
SATA Mode Selection
SATA Controller Speed
[Enabled]
[AHCI]
[Default]
Serial ATA Port 0
Software Preserve
Port 0
Hot Plug
Serial ATA Port 1
Software Preserve
Port 1
Hot Plug
mATA Port
Software Preserve
mSATA Port
Hot Plug
CFAST Port
Software Preserve
CFAST Port
Hot Plug
Empty
Unknown
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Empty
Unknown
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Empty
Unknown
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Empty
Unknown
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Determines how SATA
controller(s) operate.


Enter:
+/-:
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Previous Values
Optimized Defaults
Save & Reset
Exit
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PCH-FW Configuration
USB Configuration
This section is used to configure the parameters of Management Engine Technology.
This section is used to configure USB.
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Advanced
ME FW Version
ME Firmware Mode
ME Firmware Type
ME Firmware SKU

Firmware Update Configuration
N/A
N/A
Full Sku Firmware
N/A
Configure Management
Engine Technology
Parameters
USB Configuration
USB Module Version
8.10.27
USB Devices:
1 Drive, 2 Keyboards, 1 Mouse, 2 Hubs


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4:
Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Legacy USB Support
USB3.0 Support
XHCI Hand-off
EHCI Hand-off
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Mass Storage Devices:
SanDisk
[Auto]
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.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Firmware Update Configuration
Legacy USB Support
Enables or disables the Me FW Image Re-Flash function.
Enabled
Enables legacy USB.
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Me FW Image Re-Flash
[Disabled]
Auto
Disables support for legacy when no USB devices are connected.
Enable/Disable Me FW
Image Re-Flash function.
Disabled
Keeps USB devices available only for EFI applications.
USB3.0 Support
Enable or disable the support of the USB 3.0 (XHCI) controller.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4:
Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
XHCI Hand-off
This is a workaround for OSes without the support of XHCI hand-off. The change of
XHCI ownership should be claimed by the XHCI driver.
EHCI Hand-off
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This is a workaround for OSes without the support of EHCI hand-off. The change of
EHCI ownership should be claimed by the EHCI driver.
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Super IO Configuration
Serial Port 0 Configuration and Serial Port 1 Configuration
This section is used to configure the I/O functions supported by the onboard Super I/O chip.
Sets parameters of serial port 0 (COM A) and serial port 1 (COM B).
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
Super IO Chip
NCT6106D
Restore AC Power Loss
[Power Off]
WatchDog Timer Unit
Super IO Watchdog Timer
[Second]
0

Serial

Serial
Serial Port 0 Configuration
Restore AC Power Loss
Help.
Super IO Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;
Change Settings
[Auto]
RS485 Auto Flow
[Disabled]
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
Port 0 Configuration
Port 1 Configuration
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Restore AC Power Loss
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Power Off
Serial Port 1 Configuration
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system’s power is off. You must
press the Power button to power-on the system.
Power On
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will automatically power-on.
Last State
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will return to the state
where you left off before power failure occurs. If the system’s power is off when AC
power failure occurs, it will remain off when power returns. If the system’s power is on
when AC power failure occurs, the system will power-on when power returns.
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=2F8h; IRQ=3;
Change Settings
[Auto]
RS485 Auto Flow
[Disabled]
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
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
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Watchdog Timer Unit
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Selects the watchdog timer unit: second or minute.
Super IO Watchdog Timer
Sets the timeout value of the super IO watchdog timer. 0 means disabled.
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PC Health Status
Enables or disables the serial port (COM).
This section displays the hardware health monitor.
Change Settings
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Selects the IO/IRQ settings for the super I/O device.
Smart Fan Function
Setting
PC Health Status

Smart
RS485 Auto Flow
Sets the RS485 auto flow for the serial port.
Fan Function
Case Open
[Disabled]
CPU Temperature
System Temperature
CPU Fan 1 Speed
CPU Fan 2 Speed
System Fan Speed
VCore
+5V
+12V
+1.5V
+3.3V
3VSB
VBAT
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
+45.5 C
+34.5 C
1945 RPM
N/A
N/A
+1.808 V
+5.038 V
+12.232 V
+1.536 V
+3.312 V
+3.408 V
+3.072 V
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
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Smart Fan Function
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Advanced

Smart Fan Function
[Enabled]
60
50
40
30
100
75
50
40
30
CPU Smart Fan (2) Control
Boundary 4
Boundary 3
Boundary 2
Boundary 1
Speed Count 5
Speed Count 4
Speed Count 3
Speed Count 2
Speed Count 1
[Enabled]
60
50
40
30
100
75
50
40
30
System Smart Fan Control
Boundary 4
Boundary 3
Boundary 2
Boundary 1
Speed Count 5
Speed Count 4
Speed Count 3
Speed Count 2
Speed Count 1
[Enabled]
60
50
40
30
100
75
50
40
30
Enable CPU Smart Fan


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit

CPU Smart Fan (1) Control
Boundary 4
Boundary 3
Boundary 2
Boundary 1
Speed Count 5
Speed Count 4
Speed Count 3
Speed Count 2
Speed Count 1
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CPU Smart Fan Control
Second Super IO Configuration
When this feature is set to Automatic, the CPU’s fan speed will rotate according to the
CPU’s temperature. The higher the temperature, the faster the speed of rotation.
This section is used to configure the parameters of the system second super I/O chip.
System Smart Fan Control
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When this feature is set to Automatic, the System’s fan speed will rotate according to
the System’s temperature. The higher the temperature, the faster the speed of rotation.
Set Parameters of Serial
Port 0 (COMA)
Second Super IO Configuration
Second Super IO Chip

Serial Port 0 Configuration

Serial Port 1 Configuration

Serial Port 2 Configuration

Serial Port 3 Configuration
Boundary 1 to Boundary 4
NCT5104D
The range is 0-127.
Speed Count 1 to Speed Count 5
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
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
The range is 1-100%.
Case Open
Sets this field to Enabled to allow the system to alert you of a chassis intrusion event.
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Serial Port 0 Configuration to Serial Port 3 Configuration
Sets parameters of serial port 0 (COM A) to serial port 3 (COM D).
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Advanced
Serial Port 0 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=240h; IRQ=5;
Change Settings
[Auto]
RS485 Auto Flow
[Disabled]
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
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
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Advanced
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=248h; IRQ=5;
Change Settings
RS485 Auto Flow
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Serial Port 3 Configuration
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=258h; IRQ=5;
[Auto]
Change Settings
[Auto]
[Disabled]
RS485 Auto Flow
[Disabled]
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
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4:
Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Serial Port
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Serial Port 2 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=250h; IRQ=5;
Change Settings
[Auto]
RS485 Auto Flow
[Disabled]
Enables or disables the serial port (COM).
Change Settings
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
Selects the IO/IRQ settings for the super I/O device.
RS485 Auto Flow
Sets the RS485 auto flow for the serial port.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4:
Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Network Stack
Ipv4 PXE Support
This section is used to enable or disable UEFI network stack.
When enabled, Ipv4 PXE boot supports. When disabled, Ipv4 PXE boot option will not
be created.
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Advanced
Network Stack
[Disabled]
Ipv6 PXE Support
When enabled, Ipv6 PXE boot supports. When disabled, Ipv6 PXE boot option will not
be created.
Enable/Disable UEFI
network stack.


Enter:
+/-:
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Previous Values
Optimized Defaults
Save & Reset
Exit
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When Network Stack is enabled, it will display the following information:
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Advanced
Network Stack
Ipv4 PXE Support
Ipv6 PXE Support
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enable/Disable UEFI
network stack.


Enter:
+/-:
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Previous Values
Optimized Defaults
Save & Reset
Exit
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Chipset
System Agent (SA) Configuration
This section is used to configure the parameters of System Agent.
This section configures relevant chipset functions.
Main
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Chipset
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
System Agent (SA) Configuration
PCH-IO Configuration
System Agent (SA)
Parameters
System Agent Bridge Name
System Agent RC Version
VT-d Capability
Haswell
1.5.0.0
Supported
VT-d
[Enabled]
Check to enable VT-d
function on MCH.
Graphics
NB PCIe
Configuration
Configuration
Memory Configuration




Enter:
+/-:
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Previous Values
Optimized Defaults
Save & Reset
Exit
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VT-d
Checks to enable VT-d function on MCH.
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Graphics Configuration
DVMT Pre-Allocated
This field configures the graphics settings.
Selects DVMT 5.0 Pre-Allocated (Fixed) Graphics Memory size used by the Internal
Graphics Device. Please refer to the information below.
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Chipset
Graphics Configuration
IGFX VBIOS Version
IGfx Frequency

Primary Display
Internal Graphics
DVMT Pre-Allocated
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
LCD Control
2166
700 MHz
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Chipset
Select which of IGFX/
PEG/PCI Graphics
device should be Primary
Display.
Graphics Configuration
IGFX VBIOS Version
IGfx Frequency
[Auto]
[Auto]
[32M]
[256M]



Enter:
+/-:
F1:
F2:
F3:
F4:
ESC:
Primary Display
Internal Graphics
DVMT Pre-Allocated
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
LCD Control
Select Screen
Select Item
Select
Change Opt.
General Help
Previous Values
Optimized Defaults
Save & Reset
Exit
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2166
700 MHz
DVMT Pre-Allocated
32M
64M
96M
128M
160M
192M
224M
256M
288M
320M
352M
384M
416M
448M
480M
512M
1024M
Select DVMT5.0 PreAllocated (Fixed) Graphics Memory size used
by the Internal Graphics
Device.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Primary Display
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
Auto When the system boots, it will auto detects the display device.
IGFX When the system boots, it will first initialize the onboard VGA.
PEG When the system boots, it will first initialize the PCI Express x16 graphics card.
Selects DVMT 5.0 total graphics memory size used by the internal graphics device.
Please refer to the information below.
Internal Graphics
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Chipset
Keeps IGD enabled based on the setup options.
Graphics Configuration
IGFX VBIOS Version
IGfx Frequency

Primary Display
Internal Graphics
DVMT Pre-Allocated
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
LCD Control
2166
700 MHz
Select DVMT5.0 Total
Graphics Memory size
used by the Internal
Graphics Device.
[Auto]
[Auto
[32M]]
[256M]
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
128M
256M
MAX


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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LCD Control
NB PCIe Configuration
This field configures the LCD control.
This field is used to configure the settings of NB PCI Express.
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Chipset
LCD Control
Primary IGFX Boot Display
[VBIOS Default]
Select the Video Device
which will be activated
during POST. This has no
effect if external graphics
present.
Secondary boot display
selection will appear based
on your selection.
VGA modes will be supported only on primary
display.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
NB PCIe Configuration
PEG0 - Gen X
[Auto]
Enable PEG
[Enabled]
Configure PEG0
B0:D1:F0 Gen1-Gen2.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Enable PEG
When any device is selected in the Primary IGFX Boot Display, it will display the
following information:
Enables or disables the PEG.
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Chipset
LCD Control
Primary IGFX Boot Display
Secondary IGFX Boot Display
[CRT]
[None]
Select the Video Device
which will be activated
during POST. This has no
effect if external graphics
present.
Secondary boot display
selection will appear based
on your selection.
VGA modes will be supported only on primary
display.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Secondary IGFX Boot Display
Selects the secondary display device.
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Memory Configuration
PCH-IO Configuration
This field only displays the memory configuration.
This section illustrates the PCH parameters.
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Chipset
Intel PCH RC Version
Intel PCH SKU Name
Intel PCH Rev ID
Memory Information
Memory RC Version
Memory Frequency
Total Memory
Memory Voltage
DIMM#1
DIMM#2
CAS Latency (tCL)
Minimum delay time
CAS to RAS (tRCDmin)
Row Precharge (tRPmin)
Active to Precharge (tRASmin)

1.5.0.0
1600 Mhz
2048 MB (DDR3)
1.50V
Not Present
2048 MB (DDR3)
11
11
11
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PCI
1.5.0.0
H81
05/C2
PCI Express Configuration
settings.
Express Configuration
Configuration
Azalia Configuration
USB
PCH
Onboard I217 LAN Controller
Onboard I210 LAN Controller
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
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
High Precision Event Timer Configuration
High Precision Timer
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Onboard I217 LAN Controller
Enables or disables the onboard I217 LAN controller.
Onboard I210 LAN Controller
Enables or disables the onboard I210 LAN controller
High Precision Timer
Enables or disables the High Precision Event Timer.
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PCI Express Configuration
This field is used to configure the PCI Express settings.
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PCI Express Root Port 5
PCIe Speed
PCI Express Root Port 4
Settings.
PCI Express Configuration
[Enabled]
[Auto]
Control the PCI Express
Root Port.
PCI

PCI

PCI
Express Root Port 4
Express Root Port 5
Express Root Port 6

PCI Express Root Port 7
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
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Chipset
Enables or disables the PCI Express Root Port.
PCI Express Root Port 6
PCIe Speed
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Chipset
PCI Express Root Port 4
PCIe Speed
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
Control the PCI Express
Root Port.
Control the PCI Express
Root Port.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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USB Configuration
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Chipset
PCI Express Root Port 7
PCIe Speed
[Enabled]
[Auto]
This field is used to configure the USB settings.
Control the PCI Express
Root Port.
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Chipset
USB Configuration


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
USB Precondition
XHCI Mode
[Disabled]
[Auto]
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control
[Disabled]
Precondition work on
USB host controller
and root ports for faster
enumeration.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Selects the speed of PCI Express port: Auto, Gen 1 or Gen 2.
USB Precondition
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XHCI Mode
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control
Selects the operation mode of XHCI controller. These options are Auto, Enabled,
and Disabled. When Disabled is selected in the XHCI Mode, it will display the following
information:
This field is used to control each of the USB ports (0~13) disabling. When enabled,
it will display the following information:
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Chipset
Mode of operation of
XHCI controller.
USB Configuration
Control each of the USB
ports (0~13) disabling.
USB Configuration
USB Precondition
XHCI Mode
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
USB Precondition
XHCI Mode
[Disabled]
[Auto]
EHCI1
EHCI2
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control
[Disabled]
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control
USB Port #0
USB Port #1
USB Port #2
USB Port #3
USB Port #4
USB Port #5
USB Port #6
USB Port #7
USB Port #8
USB Port #9
USB Port #11
USB Port #12
USB Port #13
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
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
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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EHCI 1 and EHCI 2
USB Port #0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/11/12/13
These fields are used to control the functions of USB EHCI (USB 2.0) controllers.
One EHCI controller must always be enabled.
Enables or disables these USB ports.
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Boot
PCH Azalia Configuration
This field is used to configure the PCH Azalia settings.
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Chipset
PCH Azalia Configuration
[Auto]
Azalia
Control detection of the
Azalia device.
Disable= Azalia will be
unconditionally disabled
Enabled= Azalia will be
unconditionally enabled
Auto=Azalia will be enabled if present, disabled
otherwise.
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
Boot Configuration
Setup Prompt Timeout
Bootup NumLock State
1
[On]
Quiet Boot
[Disabled]
Boot Option Priorities
Boot Option #1
Boot Option #2
[SanDisk]
[UEFI: SanDisk]
Save & Exit
Hard Drive BBS Priorities
CSM Parameters
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
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Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Number of seconds to
wait for setup activation
key.
65535(0xFFFF) means
indefinite waiting.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Setup Prompt Timeout
Selects the number of seconds to wait for the setup activation key. 65535(0xFFFF)
denotes indefinite waiting.
Bootup NumLock State
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric keypad. By default, the
system boots up with NumLock on wherein the function of the numeric keypad is the
number keys. When set to Off, the function of the numeric keypad is the arrow keys.
Quiet Boot
Enables or disables the quiet boot function.
Boot Option
Sets the system boot order.
Hard Drive BBS Priorities
Sets the order of the legacy devices in the group.
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CSM Parameters
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
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Save & Exit
Launch CSM
Boot option filter
Launch PXE OpROM policy
Launch Storage OpROM policy
[Enabled]
[UEFI and Legacy]
[Do not launch]
[Legacy only]
Other PCI device ROM priority
[Legacy OpROM]
Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
This option controls if
CSM will be launched.
Password Description


If ONLY the Administrator’s password is set,
then this only limits access to Setup and is only
asked for when entering Setup.
If ONLY the User’s password is set, then this
is a power on password and must be entered to
boot or enter Setup. In Setup the User will have
Administrator rights.
The password length must be
in the following range:
Minimum length
3
Maximum length
20
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Administrator Password
User Password
HDD Security Configuration
Save & Exit
Set Administrator
Password.
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
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Launch CSM
Administrator Password
This option controls if CSM will be launched.
Sets the administrator password.
Boot option filter
This option controls what devices system can be boot to.
User Password
Launch PXE OpROM policy
Sets the user password.
Controls the execution of UEFI and legacy PXE OpROM.
Launch Storage OpROM policy
Controls the execution of UEFI and legacy storage OpROM.
Other PCI device ROM priority
For PCI devices other than Network, Mass Storage, or Video defines which OpROM to
launch.
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Save & Exit
Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash utility, AFUDOS.
EXE. Please contact technical support or your sales representative for the files.
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
To execute the utility, type:
Reset the system after
saving the changes.
A:> AFUDOS BIOS_File_Name /b /p /n
Restore Defaults
Boot Override
SanDisk
UEFI: SanDisk
then press <Enter>.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
C:\AFU\AFUDOS>afudos filename /B /P /N
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|
|
AMI Firmware Update Utility(APTIO) v2.25
|
Copyright (C)2008 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Reading file ..............................
Erasing flash .............................
Writing flash .............................
Verifying flash ..........................
Erasing BootBlock ....................
Writing BootBlock ....................
Verifying BootBlock .................
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done
done
done
done
done
done
done
C:\AFU\AFUDOS>
Save Changes and Reset
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.
Discard Changes and Reset
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.
Restore Defaults
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.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
Attempts to Launch EFI Shell application (Shellx64.efi) from one of the available filesystem devices.
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Notice: BIOS SPI ROM
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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Chapter 8 - Supported Software
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities and software applications
required to enhance the performance of the system board.
Insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Mainboard Utility CD) will appear. If
after inserting the CD, “Autorun” did not automatically start (which is, the Mainboard Utility
CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root directory of the CD and double-click
“Setup”.
Auto Run Page (For Windows 8)
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Auto Run Pages (For Windows XP)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (For Windows XP)
Note:
Before installing Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, make sure you have updated your
Windows XP operating system to Service Pack 3.
To install the driver, click “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5” on the main menu.
1. Read the license agreement carefully.
Click “I have read and accept
the terms of the License Agree
ment” then click Install.
2. Setup is now installing the
driver.
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Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
3. Click Exit.
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.
To install the utility, click “Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the
utility. Click Next.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0C (For Windows XP)
3. Go through the readme
document for more installation tips then click Next.
To install the utility, click “Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver” on the main menu.
1. Click “I accept the
agreement” then click Next.
4. Click Finish to exit setup.
2. To start installation, click
Next.
3. Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to take
effect.
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Intel HD Graphics Drivers (For Windows XP)
4. Setup is now installing the
driver. Click Next to continue.
To install the driver, click “Intel HD Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1. To start installation, click
Next.
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.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
3. Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation tips then
click Next.
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Intel HD Graphics Drivers (For Windows 7 and Windows 8)
3. Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation
tips then click Next.
To install the driver, click “Intel HD Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
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 Vista desktop appears. The
“blank screen” period is the time Windows is testing the graphics performance.
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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Intel Management Engine Drivers
(For Windows 7and Windows 8)
3. Setup is currently installing
the driver. After installation
has completed, click Next.
To install the driver, click “Intel Management Engine Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
4. After completing installation, click Finish.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
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Audio Drivers
Intel LAN Drivers (For Windows XP)
To install the driver, click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu.
The LAN drivers for Windows XP supporting on the Haswell system board has to be installed
manually. When you want to install the LAN driver for Windows XP, please follow the steps
below to accomplish the installation.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
1. Launch the Hardware
Update Wizard for the
selected device. Select
"Update Driver."
2. Click “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
2. Choose "Install from a list or
specific location (Advanced)"
and click "Next" to continue
the installation.
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6. Insert the installation disk
and make sure the selected
drive is correct.
9. Click "Finish" to close the wizard.
(For 32-bit, the file name is “e1d5132.inf”.)
7. Select the device driver
you want to install for this
hardware and then click
"Next."
10. After completing the installation, the Network adapters
"Intel(R) Ethernet Connection
I217LM" will appear on the
computer management list.
8. Check the software you
are installing, Then, click
"Continue Anyway" to start
the installation.
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Intel LAN Drivers (For Windows 7 and Windows 8)
4. Click Install to begin the
installation.
To install the driver, click “Intel LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
5. After completing installation, click Finish.
2. Click “I accept the terms
in the license agreement”
then click “Next”.
3. Select the program featuers
you want installed then
click Next.
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HW Utility
3. Click “Install” to begin the
installation.
DFI Utility provides information about the board, Watchdog,and DIO. To access the utility, click
“HW Utility” on the main menu.
Note:
If you are using Windows 7, you need to access the operating system as an
administrator to be able to install the utility.
1. Setup is ready to instal
the DFI Utility driver
Click “Next”.
4. After completing installa
tion, click “Finish”.
2. Click “I accept the terms in
the license agreement” then
click “Next”.
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The DFI Utility icon will appear on the desktop. Double-click the icon to open the utility.
HW Health Set
Information
WatchDog
HW Health
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Intel USB 3.0 Drivers (For Windows 7)
To install the driver, click “Intel USB 3.0 Driver” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the driver.
Click Next.
DIO
2. Read the license agreement then
click Yes.
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Intel USB 3.0 Host Drivers (For Windows 7 and Windows 8)
3. Go through the readme document for more installation tips
then click Next.
To install the driver, click “Intel USB 3.0 Host Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Click “Intel USB 3.0 Host Drivers”
on the main menu to prepare the
installation.
4. Setup is currently installing the
driver. After installation has completed, click Next.
2. It indicates the setup status.
5. After completing installation, click
Finish.
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
(For Windows 7 and Windows 8)
3. Click “finish“ to complete the
installation.
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.
To install the driver, click “Intel Rapid Storage Technology” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to install
the utility. Click Next.
2. Read the warning then click
Yes.
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3. Read the license agreement then
click Yes.
6. Click “Yes, I want to restart my
computer now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will allow the
new software installation to take
effect.
4. Go through the readme document
for system requirements and installation tips then click Next.
5. Setup is now installing the utility.
Click Next to continue.
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Infineon TPM Driver and Tool (optional)
4. Enter the necessary information
and then click Next.
To install the driver, click “Infineon TPM driver and tool (option)” on the main menu.
1. The setup program is preparing
to install the driver.
5. Select a setup type and then click
Next.
2. The setup program is now ready
to install the utility. Click Next.
6. Click Install.
3. Click “I accept the terms in the
license agreement” and then
click “Next”.
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7. TPM requires installing the Microsoft Visual C++ package prior to
installing the utility. Click Install.
10. Click “Yes“ to restart your system.
8. The setup program is currently
installing the Microsoft Visual
C++ package.
9. Click Finish.
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Nuvton-SIO
4. Installing status.
To install the driver, click “Nuvton-SIO” on the main menu.
1. The setup program is preparing
to install the driver.
5. Click “Finish“ to exit the wizard
after the installation is completed.
2. The setup program is now ready
to install the utility. Click Next.
3. Click “Install” to begin the installation.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3
To install the reader, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3” on the main menu.
1. Click Next to install or click
Change Destination Folder
to select another folder.
2. Click Install to begin installation.
3. Click Finish to exit installation.
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Chapter 9 - Digital I/O Programming Guide
The Configuration Register (register 3) configures the direction of the I/O pins. If a bit in this
register is set to 1, the corresponding port pin is enabled as an input with a high-impedence
output driver. If a bit in this register is cleared to 0, the corresponding port is enabled as an
input.
Register Description
The Input Port Register (register 0) reflects the incoming logic levels of the pins, regardless
of whether the pin if defined as an input or output by the Configuration Register. They act
only on the red operation. Writes to this register have no effect. The default value (X) is determined by the externally applied logic level. Before a red operation, a write transmission is
sent with the command byte to indicate to the I2C device that the Input Port Regiser will be
accessed next.
Register 3 (Configuration Register)
BIT
DEFAULT
C-7
C-6
C-5
C-4
C-3
C-2
C-1
C-0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Register 0 (Input Port Register)
BIT
DEFAULT
I-7
I-6
I-5
I-4
I-3
I-2
I-1
I-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
The Onput Port Register (register 1) shows the outgoing logic levels of the pins defined as
outputs by the Configuration Register. Bit values in this register have no effect on pins defined
as inputs. In turns, reads from this register reflect the value that is in the flip-flop contolling
the output selection, not the actual pin value.
Register 1 (Onput Port Register)
BIT
DEFAULT
O-7
O-6
O-5
O-4
O-3
O-2
O-1
O-0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
The Polarity Inversion Register (register 2) allows polarity inversion of the pins defined as
inputs by the Configuration Register. If a bit in this register is set (written with 1), the corresponding port pin’s polarity is inverted. If a bit in this register is clear (written with a 0), the
corresponding port pin’s original polarity is retained.
Register 2 (Polarity Inversion Register)
BIT
DEFAULT
N-7
N-6
N-5
N-4
N-3
N-2
N-1
N-0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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Function Description
GPIO Output Process
I2CWriteByte(SlaveAddr, SubAddr, Data):
Write a Byte data to a specified I2C Device.
#define
#define
#define
#define
#define
I2CReadByte(SlaveAddr, SubAddr, *Data):
Read a Byte data from a specified I2C Device.
SLAVE_ADDR
INPUT_PORT
OUTPUT_PORT
INVERSION_PORT
COMFIG_PORT
0x42
0x00
0x01
0x02
0x03
GpioOut(int PinNum, int Level)
{
BYTE Data;
BYTE TempPinNum = PinNum%8;
SetBit(*Data, Bit) :
Set Data bit n as “1”.
ClrBit(*Data, Bit) :
Set Data bit n as “0”.
//Pin0-7
I2C_ReadByte(SLAVE_ADDR, OUTPUT_PORT, &Data);
if(Level == 0){ClrBit(&Data, TempPinNum);}
else
{SetBit(&Data, TempPinNum);}
I2C_WriteByte(SLAVE_ADDR, OUTPUT_PORT, Data);
GetBit(Data, Bit) :
Return the value of data bit n.
return 1;
Sample Code
GPIO Iutput Process
GPIO Configuration
#define
#define
#define
#define
#define
SLAVE_ADDR
INPUT_PORT
OUTPUT_PORT
INVERSION_PORT
COMFIG_PORT
#define
#define
#define
#define
#define
0x42
0x00
0x01
0x02
0x03
SLAVE_ADDR
INPUT_PORT
OUTPUT_PORT
INVERSION_PORT
COMFIG_PORT
0x42
0x00
0x01
0x02
0x03
GpioIn(int PinNum, int *Status)
{
BYTE Data;
BYTE Group = PinNum/8;
BYTE TempPinNum = PinNum%8;
GpioConfig(int PinNum, int Mode)
{
BYTE Data;
BYTE TempPinNum = PinNum%8;
//Pin0-7 Input/Output Configuration
I2C_ReadByte(SLAVE_ADDR, CONFIG_PORT, &Data);
if(Mode == 1){SetBit(&Data, TempPinNum);} //Input
else
{ClrBit(&Data, TempPinNum);} //Output
I2C_WriteByte(SLAVE_ADDR, CONFIG_PORT, Data);
//Pin0-7
I2C_ReadByte(SLAVE_ADDR, INPUT_PORT, &Data);
*Status = GetBit(Data, TempPinNum);
return 1;
return 1;
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Appendix A
Appendix A - Watchdog Sample Code
;Software programming example:
;--------------------------------------------;(1) Enter Super IO Configuration mode
;--------------------------------------------MOV
DX,4EH
MOV
AL,87H
OUT
DX,AL
OUT
DX,AL
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------;(2) Configuration Logical Device 8, register CRF0/CRF1 (WDT Control/WDT
timer)
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------MOV
DX,4EH
MOV
AL,07H
;Ready to Program Logical Device
OUT
DX,AL
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,4FH
AL,08H
DX,AL
;Select Logical Device 8
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,4EH
AL, F1H
DX,AL
;Select watchdog timer register
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,4FH
AL,10H
DX,AL
;Set watchdog timer value
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,4EH
AL, F0H
DX,AL
;Select watchdog Control Register
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,4FH
AL,02H
DX,AL
;Set Watchdog Control Value
;---------------------------------------------------------------;(1) Exit extended function mode
;---------------------------------------------------------------MOV
DX,4EH
MOV
AL,AAH
OUT
DX,AL
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Appendix B
Appendix B - System Error Message
Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to correct something, either a beep
code will sound or a message will be displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the
message, PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or DEL TO ENTER SETUP, will be shown in
the information box at the bottom. Enter Setup to correct the error.
HDD initialization error.
Error Messages
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the BIOS detects an error during
the POST. This list indicates the error messages for all Awards BIOSes:
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Sector Verify failed.
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller is pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Important:
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
being pressed during the boot.
correctly and no keys are
Manufacturing POST loop
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the keyboard controller is pull low. This is
also used for the M/B burn in test at the factory.
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has become corrupt. This error
may have been caused by a weak battery. Check the battery and replace if necessary.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
The display switch on the motherboard can be set to either monochrome or color. This indicates the switch is set to a different setting than indicated in Setup. Determine which setting
is correct, either turn off the system and change the jumper or enter Setup and change the
VIDEO selection.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
Floppy type mismatch.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
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Appendix C
Appendix C - Troubleshooting Checklist
The picture seems to be constantly moving.
Troubleshooting Checklist
1. The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical sync.
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems that you may encounter
with your personal computer. To efficiently troubleshoot your system, treat each problem individually. This is to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the problem in case a problem has multiple
causes.
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that may be creating a magnetic
field around the display.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter problems while using your
system are listed below.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported by this monitor.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
1. If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor may need to be turned off.
Fluorescent lights adjacent to the monitor may also cause screen wavering.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
Power Supply
3. The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are connected is working. Test the
outlet by plugging in a lamp or other electrical device.
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
4. The monitor is turned on.
1. Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live outlet and the other end
properly plugged into the back of the system.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted properly.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is set for the correct type of
voltage you are using.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord and install a new one if
necessary.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system and is set up correctly.
Monitor/Display
Floppy Drive
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
1. The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette and try again.
2. Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly attached to the monitor and
the other end is plugged into a working AC outlet. If necessary, try another outlet.
2. The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not write-protected.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the monitor and the system’s
display adapter.
3. You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path statement to make sure you are
writing to the targeted drive.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s brightness control knob.
4. There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another diskette with adequate storage
space.
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Appendix C
Hard Drive
System Board
Hard disk failure.
1. Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion slot. If the add-in card is
loose, power off the system, re-install the card and power up the system.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has been entered in the BIOS.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are properly set.
2. If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the bootable (first) hard drive
is configured as Master and the second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard
drive must have an active/bootable partition.
3. Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
Excessively long formatting period.
5. If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface and seat all socketed components. Gently press each component into the socket.
If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to format, it is likely a cable connection problem. However, if your hard drive has a large capacity, it will take a longer time to
format.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and load the BIOS defaults.
Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is outputting garbled
characters.
1. Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that the device is on-line.
2. Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on the rear of the computer.
3. Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a serial port that is working
and configured correctly. If the serial device does not work, either the cable or the serial
device has a problem. If the serial device works, the problem may be due to the onboard
I/O or the address setting.
4. Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
1. Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2. Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and that no keys are pressed during the booting process.
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