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Dfi CD951-C2600/CD951-C2800 Manual
CD951-C Series
Embedded SBC 3.5”
User’s Manual
A21510239
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Copyright
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
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 B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
This publication is provided for informational purposes only. The manufacturer makes no
representations or warranties with respect to the contents or use of this manual and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular 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.
Trademarks
Notice:
Product names or trademarks appearing in this manual are for identification purpose only and
are the properties of the respective owners.
1. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with the emission limits.
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Table of Contents
Front Audio Connector ................................................................................ 20
Battery ....................................................................................................... 21
CompactFlash Socket .................................................................................. 21
Expansion Slot ............................................................................................ 22
Copyright............................................................................................................. 2
Trademarks ........................................................................................................ 2
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B ..................................................... 2
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup ............................................................... 23
About this Manual .......................................................................................... 4
Overview ..................................................................................................... 23
AMI BIOS Setup Utility ............................................................................. 23
Warranty
Main .......................................................................................................... 24
Advanced ................................................................................................... 24
Chipset ...................................................................................................... 31
Boot........................................................................................................... 34
Security...................................................................................................... 34
Save & Exit ................................................................................................ 35
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Static Electricity Precautions...................................................................... 4
Safety Measures .............................................................................................. 4
Updating the BIOS ....................................................................................... 35
About the Package ......................................................................................... 5
Chapter 1 - Introduction ............................................................................. 6
Chapter 4 - Supported Software
Specifications ................................................................................................ 6
Features ........................................................................................................ 7
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Appendix A - nLite and AHCI Installation Guide ........................... 45
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation................................................ 8
nLite ............................................................................................................... 45
AHCI .............................................................................................................. 49
Board Layout ................................................................................................. 8
System Memory ............................................................................................ 9
Appendix B - Watchdog Sample Code................................................ 51
Installing the DIM Module ............................................................................. 9
Jumper Settings ......................................................................................... 10
Appendix C - Troubleshooting ................................................................ 52
Clear CMOS ............................................................................................... 10
USB Power Select ....................................................................................... 11
Panel Power Select ..................................................................................... 11
LVDS Panel Select....................................................................................... 12
Power-on Select.......................................................................................... 12
COM RS232/422/485 Select ........................................................................ 13
Appendix D - Troubleshooting ................................................................ 53
Rare Panel I/O Ports.................................................................................... 14
COM (Serial) Ports ...................................................................................... 14
USB Ports ................................................................................................... 15
RJ45 LAN Ports........................................................................................... 15
VGA Ports .................................................................................................. 16
DC-in ......................................................................................................... 16
I/O Connectors ............................................................................................ 17
LVDS LCD Panel Connector ......................................................................... 17
LCD/Inverter Power Connector .................................................................... 17
Digital I/O Connector .................................................................................. 18
SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors ...................................................................... 18
Cooling Fan Connectors............................................................................... 19
Chassis Intrusion Connector ........................................................................ 19
Front Panel Connector ................................................................................ 20
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About this Manual
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
2. Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
1. Warranty does not cover damages or failures that arised from misuse of the product,
inability to use the product, unauthorized replacement or alteration of components and
product specifications.
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.
2. The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to physical abuse, improper installation, modification, accidents or unauthorized repair of the product.
5. Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold modules or connectors by their ends.
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.
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.
4. We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequencial damages to the
product that has been modified or altered.
Safety Measures
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range.
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing, cover the system chassis before
plugging the power cord.
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About the Package
The package contains the following items. If any of these items are missing or damaged,
please contact your dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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One
One
One
One
CD951-C board
Serial ATA data cable
DVD
QR (Quick Reference)
Optional Items
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Serial ATA data cables
USB port cable
COM port cable
The board and accessories in the package may not come similar to the information listed
above. This may differ in accordance to the sales region or models in which it was sold. For
more information about the standard package in your region, please contact your dealer or
sales representative.
Before Using the System Board
Before using the system board, prepare basic system components.
If you are installing the system board in a new system, you will need at least the
following internal components.
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A CPU
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Memory module
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Storage devices such as hard disk drive, CD-ROM, etc.
You will also need external system peripherals you intend to use which will normally include at least a keyboard, a mouse and a video display monitor.
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Rare Panel I/O
Ports
Specifications
Processor
Chipset
•CD951-C2550:
- Intel® AtomTM D2550, 1.86GHz, 2x 512K L2, 10W TDP, dual-core
- Cooling option: heatsink with cooling fan
• CD951-C2800:
- Intel® AtomTM N2800, 1.86GHz, 2x 512K L2, 6.5W TDP, dual-core
- Cooling option: heatsink (fanless solution)
• CD951-C2600:
- Intel® AtomTM N2600, 1.6GHz, 2x 512K L2, 3.5W TDP, dual-core
- Cooling option: heatsink (fanless solution)
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• Intel® NM10 Express chipset
• Supports DDR3 1066MHz (Intel® AtomTM D2550/N2800)
Supports DDR3 800MHz (Intel® AtomTM N2600)
• Supports single channel memory interface
• Supports up to 4GB system memory (Intel® AtomTM D2550/N2800)
Supports up to 2GB system memory (Intel® AtomTM N2600)
• DRAM device technologies: 1Gb, 2Gb and 4Gb DDR3 DRAM technologies are
supported for x8 and x16 devices, unbuffered, non-ECC
Graphics
1 DB-9 RS232 serial port
1 DB-15 VGA port
2 RJ45 LAN ports
2 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
12V DC-in jack
I/O Connectors • 2 connectors for 4 external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
System Memory • One 204-pin DDR3 SODIMM socket
Expansion
Slots
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BIOS
connectors for 5 external serial ports
1 connector supports RS232/422/485
4 connectors support RS232
LVDS LCD panel connector
LCD/inverter power connector
8-bit Digital I/O connector
front audio connector for line-out and mic-in jacks
Serial ATA port
chassis intrusion connector
front panel connector
fan connectors
• AMI BIOS
- 16Mbit SPI BIOS
Energy Efficient • Supports ACPI
• System Power Management
Design
• Wake-On-Events include:
- Wake-On-PS/2 KB/Mouse
- Wake-On-USB KB/Mouse
- Wake-On-LAN
- RTC timer to power-on the system
• CPU stopped clock control
• AC power failure recovery
•1 Mini PCIe slot
- Supports PCIe (PCIe and USB signals) or mSATA module
- Supports half size card
• 1 CompactFlash socket
• Intel® GMA 3650 (Intel® AtomTM D2550/N2800)
Intel® GMA 3600 (Intel® AtomTM N2600)
• Supports LVDS and VGA interfaces
• LVDS: Chrontel CH7511B, 24-bit, dual channel
• VGA display resolution up to 1920x1200
• Supports Hardware H.264/AVC, MPEG-2 video decoder,
VC-1, DirectX 9, 1080p decoder
Damage Free
Intelligence
• Monitors CPU/system temperature and overheat alarm
• Monitors VCORE/5V/3.3V/V_DIMM/12V/5VSB voltages and
failure alarm
• Monitors CPU/system fan speed and failure alarm
• Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage
and fan speed
• Watchdog timer function
• 2 Intel® 82574 Gigabit Ethernet Controllers
• Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
• Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Power
Consumption
• 17.5W with D2550 at 1.86GHz and 1X2GB DDR3 SODIMM
• 17.5W with N2800 at 1.86GHz and 1X2GB DDR3 SODIMM
• 13.8W with N2600 at 1.6GHz and 1X2GB DDR3 SODIMM
Serial ATA
• Supports 1 Serial ATA interface
• SATA 2.0 with data transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
• Integrated Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) controller
Temperature
• Operating: 0oC to 60oC
• Storage: -20oC to 85oC
IDE
• JMicron JMB368 PCI Express to PATA host controller
• Supports 1 CompactFlash interface
Humidity
• 10% to 90%
PCB
• 3.5" board
• 146mm (5.75") x 102mm (4.02")
Audio
LAN
• Realtek ALC886 2-channel High Definition Audio
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Features
• Wake-On-PS/2
• Watchdog Timer
This function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on the system.
The Watchdog Timer function allows your application to regularly “clear” the system at the set
time interval. If the system hangs or fails to function, it will reset at the set time interval so
that your system will continue to operate.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
• DDR3
• Wake-On-USB
DDR3 delivers increased system bandwidth and improved performance. The advantages of
DDR3 are its higher bandwidth and its increase in performance at a lower power than DDR2.
This function allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system from the
S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
• Graphics
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.
The integrated Intel® HD graphics engine delivers an excellent blend of graphics performance
and features to meet business needs. It provides excellent video and 3D graphics with outstanding graphics responsiveness. These enhancements deliver the performance and compatibility needed for today’s and tomorrow’s business applications. Supports LVDS and VGA for up
to 2 independent displays.
• RTC Timer
• Serial ATA
The RTC installed on the system board allows your system to automatically power-on on the
set date and time.
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0a specification. With speed of
up to 3Gb/s (SATA 2.0) and 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), it improves hard drive performance faster than
the standard parallel ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s. The bandwidth of the SATA 3.0
will be limited by carrier board design.
• ACPI STR
The system board is designed to meet the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)
specification. ACPI has energy saving features that enables PCs to implement Power Management and Plug-and-Play with operating systems that support OS Direct Power Management.
ACPI when enabled in the Power Management Setup will allow you to use the Suspend to RAM
function.
• Gigabit LAN
The Intel 82574 Gigabit LAN controller supports up to 1Gbps data transmission.
• Audio
With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off the system at once by pressing
the power button or selecting “Standby” when you shut down Windows® without having to
go through the sometimes tiresome process of closing files, applications and operating system.
This is because the system is capable of storing all programs and data files during the entire
operating session into RAM (Random Access Memory) when it powers-off. The operating session will resume exactly where you left off the next time you power-on the system.
The Realtek ALC886 audio codec provides 5.1-channel High Definition audio output.
• Wake-On-LAN
This feature allows the network to remotely wake up a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC. It
is supported via the onboard LAN port or via a PCI LAN card that uses the PCI PME (Power
Management Event) signal. However, if your system is in the Suspend mode, you can poweron the system only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
• Power Failure Recovery
When power returns after an AC power failure, you may choose to either power-on the system
manually or let the system power-on automatically.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
Board Layout
Front panel
9 1
SATA Power
Battery
1
COM2
10
9
1
COM5
1
2
1
9
10
2
10
9
USB 2-3
1
2
9
2 DIO Power
10
6 COM4
5
8
1
1
10 Standby power
9 LED
COM6
SPI Flash BIOS
9
2
COM2 1
12
DIO
USB 4-5
3
1
CompactFlash
Socket
2
1
6
5
Select(JP3)
1
USB 0-1
10
Mini PCIe/mSATA select (JP8)
Panel Power Select (JP2)
1
2 RS232/422/485
9
12
Fintek
F81866
ON
Intel
NM10
USB 0-1 Power
Select (JP4)
LAN 1
Intel
WG82574L
1
5
4
39
40
(SW2)
LVDS LCD panel
COM1
2
1
1
1
1 CMOS(JP7)
2
1
11
Chassis intrusion
Clear
COM3
Front Audio
USB 2-5 Power
Seletct (JP6) 2
1
1
1
System fan
SATA 0
10
1
2
1
Intel Atom
D2700/ N2800/
N2600
LAN 2
Intel
WG82574L
8
LCD/ Inverter
power
VGA
Mini PCIe
Power on Seletct
(JP5)
CPU Fan
DDR3_SODIMM
DC-IN
1
1
Top View
Bottom View
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Installing the DIM Module
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your board, processor, disk drives, add-in
boards, and other components. Perform installation procedures at an ESD workstation
only. If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If
a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact with the system chassis
throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble the actual
board. These illustrations are for reference only.
System Memory
Important:
When the Standby Power LED lit red, it indicates that there is power on the system
board. Power-off the PC then unplug the power cord prior to installing any devices.
Failure to do so will cause severe damage to the motherboard and components.
1.
Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to it has been powered
down.
2.
Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3.
Locate the SODIMM socket on the system board.
4.
Note the key on the socket. The key ensures the module can be plugged into the socket
in only one direction.
Standby
Power LED
DDR3
Features
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One 204-pin DDR3 SODIMM sockets
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Supports 800/1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
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Singal channel memory interface
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Supports maximum of 4GB system memory
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Jumper Settings
5. 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.
Clear CMOS
JP7
3 2 1
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
3 2 1
2-3 On:
Clear CMOS
6. Push down the module 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 position.
Clip
If you encounter the following,
Clip
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the supervisor or user password.
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in the ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the ROM BIOS, please follow the steps below.
1. Power-off the system and unplug the power cord.
2. Set JP7 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP7 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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USB Power Select
Panel Power Select
USB 2-5
(JP6)
1 2 3
1-2 On: +5V
(default)
USB 0-1
(JP4)
1 2 3
2-3 On: +5V_
standby
1
1
2
2
3
3
1-2 On: +5V 2-3 On: +5V_
(default)
standby
JP2
These jumpers 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.
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 4 6
2 4 6
2 4 6
1 3 5
1 3 5
3-4 On:
+5V
1 3 5
1-2 On: +12V
5-6 On: +3.3V
(default)
JP2 is used to select the power supplied to the LCD panel.
Important:
Before powering-on the system, make sure JP2’s setting matches the LCD panel’s
specification. Selecting the incorrect voltage will seriously damage the LCD panel.
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LVDS Panel Select
Power-on Select
SW2
3
JP5
LVDS Panel Select
Channel
SW2
800x600
6/18 bit
Single
1-4 On
1024x768
6/18 bit
Single
2-4 On, 1 Off
1024x768
8/24 bit
Single
1,3,4 On, 2 Off
1280x768
6/18 bit
Single
3-4 On, 1-2 Off
1280x800
6/18 bit
Single
1,2,4 On, 3 Off
1280x960
6/18 bit
Single
2,4 On, 1,3 Off
1280x1024
8/24 bit
Dual
1,4 On, 2,3 Off
1366x768
6/18 bit
Single
4 On, 1-3 Off
1366x768
8/24 bit
Single
1-3 On, 4 Off
1440x900
8/24 bit
Dual
2-3 On, 1,4 Off
1400x1050
8/24 bit
Dual
1,3 On, 2,4 Off
1600x900
8/24 bit
Dual
3 On, 1,2,4 Off
1680x1050
8/24 bit
Dual
1-2 On, 3-4 Off
1600x1200
8/24 bit
Dual
2 On, 1,3,4 Off
1920x1080
8/24 bit
Dual
1 On, 2-4 Off
1920x1200
8/24 bit
Dual
1-4 Off
1
1-2 On:
Power-on via power button
(default)
3
SW2 is used to select the resolution of LVDS panel on the system.
2
2
1
2-3 On:
Auto power-on
JP5 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 JP9 pins 2 and 3 to On. If you want to use the
power button, set pins 1 and 2 to On.
When using the JP5 “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).
Note:
In order to ensure that power is resumed after a power failure that recovers within a
5 second period, JP9 must be set to pins 2-3 and the “AC Power Lose” in CMOS is set
to “On”.
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COM2 RS232/RS422/RS485 Select
Mini PCIe/mSATA Select
JP8
COM 2
12
10
3
1
JP3
1-4-7-10, 2-5-8-11 On:
Mini PCIe (default)
12
10
3
1
2-5-8-11, 3-6-9-12 On: mSATA
JP3 is used to configure the COM ports to RS232, RS422 (Full Duplex) or RS485.
JP8 is used to select the configure Mini PCIe signal.
The pin function of the COM ports will vary according to the jumper’s setting.
JP3
2 4 6
2 4 6
1 3 5
1-2 On: RS232
(default)
2 4 6
1 3 5
3-4 On: RS422
Full Duplex
1 3 5
5-6 On: RS485
COM 2
9
2
1
9
RS422
Full Duplex
2
1
9
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
DATA+
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
TXD+
RXD+
RIRTSGND
TD
DCDRS232
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
DATA-
N.C.
N.C.
TXDRXD-
CTSDSRDTRRD
2
1
RS485
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Rear Panel I/O Ports
COM1
USB 0-1 LAN 1 LAN 2
COM (Serial) Ports
COM 2
VGA
COM 3
DC-IN
COM 1
COM 6
COM 4
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
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COM 5
1 COM port
2 USB ports
2 LAN ports
VGA
12V DC-in
COM 1, COM 3 to
COM 6: RS232
2
1
10
9
COM2 :
RS232/422/485
COM1, COM 3 to COM 6 are fixed at RS232.
The pin function of COM 2 ports will vary according to JP3’s setting. Refer to “COM2 RS232/
RS422/RS485 Select” in this chapter for more information.
The serial ports are asynchronous communication ports with 16C550A-compatible UARTs that
can be used with modems, serial printers, remote display terminals, and other serial devices.
Connecting External Serial Ports
Your COM port may come mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to
an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then insert the serial port cable to the COM
connector. Make sure the colored stripe on the ribbon cable is aligned with pin 1 of the COM
connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure the serial ports in the Advanced menu (“Super IO Configuration” submenu) of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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USB Ports
RJ45 LAN Ports
USB 2.0
USB 2-3
USB 4-5
Key
USB 0
9
1
10
2
LAN 1 LAN 2
N. C.
GND
+Data
-Data
VCC
USB 2.0
GND
+Data
-Data
VCC
USB 1
USB allows data exchange between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
Features
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The system board is equipped with two onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports (USB 0-1). The two 10-pin
connectors allow you to connect 4 additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports (USB 2-3/ USB 4-5). The additional USB ports may be mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to
an available slot at the rear of the system chassis and then insert the USB port cables to a
connector.
2 Intel® 82574 Gigabit Ethernet LAN controller
The LAN ports allow the system board to connect to a local area network by means of a
network hub.
BIOS Setting
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard LAN in the Chipset menu (“South Bridge Configuration” submenu) of
the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Configure the onboard USB in the Advanced menu (“USB Configuration” submenu) of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the LAN drivers. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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VGA Port
DC-in 12V
VGA
DC-in
This jack provides maximum of 60W power and is considered a low power solution. Connect a
DC power cord to this jack. Use a power adapter with 12V DC output voltage. Using a voltage
higher than the recommended one may fail to boot the system or cause damage to the system
board.
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
Configure VGA in the Chipset menu (“North Bridge Configuration” submenu) of the BIOS. Refer
to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the graphics driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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I/O Connectors
LVDS LCD Panel Connector
LCD/Inverter Power Connector
LVDS LCD Panel Connector
LCD/Inverter Power Connector
39
1
40
2
1
LVDS LCD
panel
8
LCD/Inverter
power
The system board allows you to connect a LCD Display Panel by means of
the LVDS LCD panel connector and the LCD/Inverter power connector. These
connectors transmit video signals and power from the system board to the LCD
Display Panel.
Refer to the next page for the pin functions of these connectors.
BIOS Setting
Configure the LCD panel in the Advanced Chipset Features submenu of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Pins
Function
Pins
1
GND
2
3
LVDS_Out3+
5
Function
Pins
Function
GND
1
GND
4
LVDS_Out7+
2
GND
LVDS_Out3-
6
LVDS_Out7-
3
Panel Inverter Brightness Voltage Control
7
GND
8
GND
4
Panel Power
9
LVDS_Out2+
10
LVDS_Out6+
5
+3.3V
11
LVDS_Out2-
12
LVDS_Out6-
6
Panel Backlight On/Off Control
13
GND
14
GND
7
+12V
15
LVDS_Out1+
16
LVDS_Out5+
8
+12V
17
LVDS_Out1-
18
LVDS_Out5-
19
GND
20
GND
21
LVDS_Out0+
22
LVDS_Out4+
23
LVDS_Out0-
24
LVDS_Out4-
25
GND
26
GND
27
LVDS_CLK1+
28
LVDS_CLK2+
29
LVDS_CLK1-
30
LVDS_CLK2-
31
GND
32
GND
33
LVDS_DDCCLK
34
N.C.
35
LVDS_DDCDAA
36
N.C.
37
Panel Power
38
Panel Power
39
Panel Power
40
Panel Power
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Digital I/O Connector
SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors
+12V
Ground
5VSB
+5V
Digital I/O Power Connector
+12V
Ground
Ground
+5V
SATA power
Digital I/O
1
8
1
4
Digital I/O power
1
7
SATA 0
SATA 2.0 3Gb/s
GND
RXP
RXN
GND
TXN
TXP
GND
4
1
Features
The 8-bit Digital I/O connector provides powering-on function to external devices that are
connected to these connectors.
Digital I/O Connector
Pins
Function
1
DIO0
2
DIO1
3
DIO2
4
DIO3
5
DIO4
6
DIO5
7
DIO6
8
DIO7
•
Serial ATA port
- SATA0 port with data transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
•
Integrated Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) controller
The Serial ATA connectors are used to connect Serial ATA devices. Connect one end of the
Serial ATA data cable to a SATA connector and the other end to your Serial ATA device.
The system board package comes with a power cable that must be connected from the
system board’s peripheral power connector to the SATA drive’s power connector in order to
provide power to the drive.
Connect to the peripheral
power connector
Connect to the SATA drive
Connect to the SATA port
BIOS Setting
Configure the Serial ATA drives in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“OnChip IDE Device”
section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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Cooling Fan Connectors
Chassis Intrusion Connector
1
Ground
Power
Sense
1
Ground
Power
Sense
System fan
CPU fan
1
2
Ground
Signal
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 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
MyGuard Hardware Monitor
The Advanced menu (“Hardware Health Configuration” submenu) of the BIOS will display the
current speed of the cooling fans. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Install the “MyGuard Hardware Monitor” utility. By default, the chassis intrusion detection function is disabled. When enabled, a warning message will appear when the chassis is open. The
utility can also be configured so that a beeping alarm will sound when the chassis is open.
Refer to the “MyGuard Hardware Monitor” section in chapter 4 for more information.
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Front Audio Connector
HDD-LED
RESET-SW
Front Panel Connector
2 1
Line OUT-L
GND
Line OUT-R
Mic IN-R
Mic IN-L
PWR-LED
1
2
PWR-BTN
11
12
10 9
Line OUT-JD
Key
Mic-JD
NC
GND
HDD-LED - HDD LED
The front audio connector allows you to connect to the second line-out and mic-in jacks that
are at the front panel of your system.
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
This switch is used to power on or off the system.
PWR-LED - Power/Standby LED
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.
Pin Pin Assignment
HDD-LED
RESET SW
3
HDD Power
5
Signal
7
Ground
9
RST Signal
11
N.C.
Pin Pin Assignment
2
LED Power
PWR-LED 4
LED Power
6
PWR-BTN 8
10
Signal
Ground
Signal
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Battery
CompactFlash Socket
Ground
Battery
CompactFlash Socket
1
battery
The CompactFlashTM socket is used for inserting a CompactFlashTM card. CompactFlashTM
card is a small removable mass storage device designed with flash technology - a non-volatile
storage solution that does not require a battery to retain data indefinitely. The CompactFlashTM technology is widely used in products such as portable and desktop computers, digital
cameras, handheld data collection scanners, PDAs, Pocket PCs, handy terminals and personal
communicators.
Connect to the battery connector
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.
Safety Measures
•
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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Expansion Slot
Mini PCI Express
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.
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Chapter 3
Chapter 3 - 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
<F4>
Saves and exits the Setup program.
<Enter>
Press <Enter> to enter the highlighted submenu.
Scroll Bar
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
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 can only be operated from the keyboard and all commands are keyboard commands. The commands are available at the right side of each setup screen.
The BIOS Setup Utility does not require an operating system to run. After you power up the
system, the BIOS message appears on the screen and the memory count begins. After the
memory test, the message “Press DEL to run setup” will appear on the screen. If the message
disappears before you respond, restart the system or press the “Reset” button. You may also
restart the system by pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
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
BIOS Information
BIOS Vendor
Core Version
Compliency
Project Version
Model Name
Bios Name
Bios Version
Build Date and Time
American Megatrends
4.6.5.1
UEFI 2.3; PI 1.2
1APJK 0.15.013 x64
DFI-CD951
CD9510C5.28A
RA07
05/28/2012 23:08:56
System Date
System Time
[Mon 05/28/2012]
[10:44:27]
Access Level
Administraor
Set the date. Use Tab
to switch between date
elements
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Legacy OpROM Support
Launch PCI-E NIC PXE
Launch I82574 WOL
Launch Resume on Ring
Launch Storage OpROM

PCI Subsystem Settings

ACPI Power Management

CPU Configuration

IDE Configuration

USB Configuration

Super IO Configuration

PC Health Status

JMB36X ATA Ctrl Config

PPM Configuration

WatchDog Configuration


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Configuration
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F81866A WDT Parameters.
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Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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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.
Legacy PCI-E NIC PXE
Enable or Disable Boot option for Realtek 8111DL NIC.
System Time
Launch I82574 WOL
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.
Enable or Disable WOL for Intel 82574 LAN Option.
Launch Resume on Ring
Enable or Disable resume on ring option.
Launch Storage OpROM
Enable or Disable Boot Option for Legancy Mass Storage Devices with Option ROM.
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PCI Subsystem Settings
ACPI Power Management Configuration
This section is used to configure the PCI Subsystem.
This section is used to configure the ACPI Setting.
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Advanced
PCI Bus Driver Version
PCI Option ROM Handling
PCI ROM Priority
V 2.05.01
[EFI Compatible ROM]
ACPI Settings
Incase of multiple Option
ROMs (Legancy and EFI
compatible), specifies
what PCI Option ROM
to launch.
Enables or disables BIOS
ACPI Auto Configuration.
Enable ACPI Auto Conf
[Disabled]
ACPI Sleep State
Lock Legancy Resouces
[S3 (Suspend to RAM) ]
[Disabled]
PCI Express Wake
Resume by RTC Alarm
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
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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ACPI Sleep State
Selects the highest ACPI sleep state the system will enter when the Suspend button is
pressed.
S1(POS)
Enables the Power On Suspend function.
S3(STR)
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
Locke Legancy Resouces
Enables or Disables Lock Legancy Resouces.
PCI Express Wake
Enables resume by PCI Exp.
Resume by RTC Alarm
When Enabled, the system uses the RTC to generate a wakeup event.
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CPU Configuration
IDE Configuration
This section is used to configure the CPU. It will also display the detected CPU
information.
This section is used to configure IDE functions.
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Advanced
CPU Configuration
Processor Type
EMT64
Processor Speed
System Bus Speed
Ratio Status
Actual Ratio
Processor Stepping
Microcode Revision
L2 Cache RAM
L3 Cache RAM
Processor Core
Huper-threading
Intel (R) Atom (TM) CPU
Supported
1865 MHz
533 MHz
14
14
30661
268
2x56 k
2x512 k
Dual
Supported
Hyper-threading
Execute Disable Bit
Limit CUPID Maximum
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
SATA Port0
SATA Port1
Enabled for Windows XP
and Linux (OS optimized
for Hyper-Threading
Technology) and Disabled
for other OS (OS not
optimized for
Hyper-Threading
Technology).
Not Present
WDC WD800BEVS-(80.0G
SATA Controller(s)
[Enabled]
Configure SATA as
[IDE]
SATA Ports (0-3) device
names if present and
enabled.
Misc Configuration for hard disk
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Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
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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Configure SATA as
Hyper-threading
Select a configuration for SATA controller.
Enable 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.
Execute Disable Bit
XD can prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined
with a supporting OS (Windows Server 2003 SP1, Windows XP SP2, SuSE Linux 9.2,
RedHat Enterprise 3 update 3.)
Limit CUPID Maximum
The CPUID instruction of some newer CPUs will return a value greater than 3.
The default is Disabled because this problem does not exist in the Windows series
operating systems. If you are using an operating system other than Windows, this
problem may occur. To avoid this problem, enable this field to limit the return value
to 3 or less than 3.
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USB Configuration
Super IO Configuration
This section is used to configure USB.
This section is used to configure the I/O functions supported by the onboard Super I/O chip.
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USB Configuration
USB Devices:
1 Keyboard, 1 mouse
Legacy USB Support
EHCI Hand-off
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
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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.
Set Parameters of Serial
Port 1 (COMA).
Super IO Configuration
Super IO Chip


Serial

Serial

Serial

Serial

Serial

Serial
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Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
1
2
3
4
5
6
F81866
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration
Restore AC Power Loss
Case Open Beep
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F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
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ESC: Exit
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Legacy USB Support
Restore AC Power Lost
Enabled
Enables legacy USB.
Off
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.
Auto
Disables support for legacy when no USB devices are connected.
On
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will automatically power-on.
Disabled
Keeps USB devices available only for EFI applications.
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.
Case Open Beep
EHCI Hand-off
This is a workaround for OSes that does not support EHCI hand-off. The EHCI ownership change should be claimed by the EHCI driver.
Set this fi eld to Enabled to allow the system to alert you of a chassis intrusion
event.
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Serial Port 1 Configuration to Serial Port 6 Configuration
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Advanced
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;
Change Settings
[Auto]
Serial Port 3 Configuration
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=3E8h; IRQ=5;
Change Settings
[Auto]
Select an Optimal Setting
for Super IO device


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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
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Advanced
Serial Port 2 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=2F8h; IRQ=3;
Change Settings
[Auto]
Serial Port 4 Configuration
Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=2E8h; IRQ=5;
Change Settings
[Auto]
Select an Optimal Setting
for Super IO device
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
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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Serial Port 5 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=3E0h; IRQ=5;
Change Settings
[Auto]
This section displays the hardware health monitor.
Select an Optimal Setting
for Super IO device
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Enable or Disable Smart
Fan
PC Health Status



Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Smart Fan Function
Smart Fan Mode Configuration
CPU Temperature
System Temperature
CPU FAN Speed
System FAN Speed
VCore
VCCGFX
V_SM
1.05V
5VSB
3VCC
3VSB
VBAT
[Enabled]
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
+34 C
+35 C
6382 RPM
N/A
+1.064 V
+1.048 V
+1.568 V
+1.064 V
+4.992 V
+3.344 V
+3.360 V
+3.312 V
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Advanced
Serial Port 6 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
[Enabled]
IO=2E0h; IRQ=5;
Change Settings
[Auto]
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
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Select an Optimal Setting
for Super IO device
Smart Fan Mode Configuration
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Smart Fan Mode Select
Smart Fan Mode Configuration
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
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
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F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Serial Port
Enables or disables the serial port.
CPU Fan Smart Fan Con
Temperature 1
Temperature 2
Temperature 3
Temperature 4
Duty Cycle 1
Duty Cycle 2
Duty Cycle 3
Duty Cycle 4
[Auto Duty-Cycle Mode]
60
50
40
30
85
70
60
50
CPU Fan Smart Fan Con
Temperature 1
Temperature 2
Temperature 3
Temperature 4
Duty Cycle 1
Duty Cycle 2
Duty Cycle 3
Duty Cycle 4
[Auto Duty-Cycle Mode]
60
50
40
30
85
70
60
50
 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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Selects the IO/IRQ setting of the I/O device.
Device Mode
Enable or disable serial port (COM)
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PPM Configuration
This section is used to configure the serial port functions.
This section is used to configure the PPM functions.
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PATA Primary Master
PATA Primary Slave
JMB 368 ATA Controller
Not Present
Not Present
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Advanced
Select an operative mode
for ATA controller
PPM Configuration
EIST
CPU C Status Report
[IDE Mode]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]


Enable/Disable Intel
SpeedStep


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
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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CPU C Status Report
Enable/Disable CPU C Status Report to OS.
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Chipset
WatchDog Configuration
This section is used to configure the watchdog functions.
Configures relevant chipset functions.
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Advanced
WatchDog Configuration
WatchDog function
WatchDog Timer
Main
Enable/Disable F81866
WatchDog Timer.
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Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
Host Bridge
South Bridge
[Disabled]
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

Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Host Bridge Parameters


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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WatchDog function
This field is used to enable or disable the Watchdog timer function.
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Host Bridge
This section is used to select the amount of system memory used by the internal graphics
device.
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Chipset
Memory Frequency and
Intel IGD Configuration
Config Memory Frequency and Time Settings.
Timing
*** Memory Information ***
Memory Frequency
Total Memory
DIMM#1
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Advanced
Intel IGD Configuration
Fixed Graphics Memory
1067MHz (DDR3)
2048 MB
2048 MB
[128MB]
Configure fixed graphics
memory size.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
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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Advanced
Memory Frequency and Timing
[Dynamic]
Max TOLUD
Maximum Value of
TOLUD. Dynamic assignment would adjust
TOLUD automatically
based on largest MMIO
lenth of installed graphic
controller.
 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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Select USB Mode
This field is used to select the USB’s operation mode.
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TPT Devices
PCI Express Root
PCI Express Root
PCI Express Root
PCI Express Root
Port
Port
Port
Port
SLP_S4 Assertion Widt
High Speed
Enable/ Disable Intel (R)
IO Controller Hub (TPT)
devices
0
1
2
3
If the USB device is a high speed device, it will operate in high speed mode. If it is a full/
low speed device, it will operate in full/low speed mode.
[1-2 seconds]
Full/Low Speed
Regardless of the speed of the USB device, it will always operate in full/low speed mode.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
UHCI 1~4
Control the USB UHCI (USB 1.1) function.
USB 2.0 (EHCI) Support
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Enable or disable USB 2.0 (EHCI) support.
TPT Devices
PCI Express Root Port 1, port 5 to PCI Express Root Port 7
Enable or disable Intel IO Controller Hub (TPT) devices.
Controls the PCI Express Root Port.
SLP_S4 Assertion Widt
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Advanced
Azalia Controller
[HD Audio]
Select USB Mode
UHCI #1 (ports 0 and
UHCI #2 (ports 2 and
UHCI #3 (ports 4 and
UHCI #4 (ports 6 and
USB 2.0 (EHCI) Support
[By Controllers]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select a minimum assertion width of the SLP_S4 signal.
Azalia Controller


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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Boot
Security
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
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Save & Exit
Boot Configuration
Setup Prompt Timeout
Bootup NumLock State
1
[On]
Quiet Boot
[Disabled]
CSM16 Module Version
07.69
Option ROM Messages
INT19 Trap Response
[Force BIOS]
[Postponed]
Boot Option Priorities
Boot Option #1
[SATA SM:WDC WD80...]
Hard Driver BBS Priorities
Main
Number of seconds to
wait for setup activation
key.
65535(0xFFFF) means
indefi nite waiting.
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
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 & Exit
ESC: Exit
Administrator Password
User Password
HDD Security Configuration
Save & Exit
Set Administrator
Password.
 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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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.
Administrator Password
Quiet Boot
User Password
Enables or disables the quiet boot function.
Sets the user password.
Sets the administrator password.
Option ROM Messages
Set display mode for option ROM.
INT19 Trap Response
BIOS reaction on Int19 trapping by option ROM.
Immediate
Execute the trap right away.
Postponed
Execute the trap during legacy boot.
Hard Driver BBS Priorities
Set the order of the legacy devices in this group.
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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
Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
Security
Save & Exit
Reset the system after
saving the changes.
To execute the utility, type:
A:> AFUDOS BIOS_File_Name /b /p /n
then press <Enter>.
Save Options
Restore Defaults
Save as User Defaults
Restore User Defaults
Boot Override
SATA SM: WDC ED800BEVS-22VAT0
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 & Exit
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
After finishing BIOS update, please turn off the AC power. Wait about 10 seconds and then
turn on the AC power again.
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.
Save as User Defaults
To save changes done so far as user default, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to save values as user default.
Restore User Defaults
To restore user default to all the setup options, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to restore user default.
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Chapter 4 - Supported Software
Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities and software applications
required to enhance the performance of the system board.
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.
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”.
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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Intel HD Graphics Drivers
3. Go through the readme
document for more 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. Click Finish to exit setup.
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.
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Audio Drivers
3. Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation
tips then click Next.
To install the driver, click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
4. Setup is now installing the
driver. Click Next to continue.
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.
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 LAN Drivers
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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Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
3. Go through the readme
document for more installation tips then click Next.
To install the driver, click “Intel Rapid Storage Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
4. Setup is currently installing
the driver. After installation
has completed, click Next.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
5. Click “Yes, I want to restart
this computer now.” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installlation to take effect.
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F6 Floppy
Fintek HWMonitor Manager
This is used to create a floppy driver diskette needed when you install Windows
XP using the F6 installation method. This will allow you to install the operating
system onto a hard drive when in AHCI mode.
Fintek HWMonitor Manager provides information about the Temperature, Fan, Voltage, and
Others information. To access the utility, click “Fintek HWMonitor Manager” on the main menu.
®
1. Under the Language Support
section, select the language
you would like the installation to display and then click
Next.
1. Insert a blank floppy diskette.
2. Locate for the drivers in the CD then copy them to the floppy diskette. The
CD includes drivers for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. The path to
the drivers are shown below.
32-bit
CD Drive:\AHCI_RAID\F6FLOPPY\f6flpy32
64-bit
CD Drive:\AHCI_RAID\F6FLOPPY\f6flpy64
2. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
3. Click “Install” to begin the
installation.
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DFI Utility
4. After completing installation,
click Finish.
DFI Utility provides information about the board, Watchdog, DIO, and Backlight.
To access the utility, click “DFI 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”.
To run the Fintek Hardware Monitor utility, click the Start button and then select
FitHwMonitor > FintekLPCHWMonitorManager > Fintek_LPC_HW_MonitorManager.
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.
3. Enter “User name” and
“Organization” information
then click “Next”.
4. Click “Install” to begin the
installation.
5. After completing installa
tion, click “Finish”.
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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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Appendix A
Appendix A - NLITE and AHCI Installation Guide
4. Insert the XP installation
disc into an optical drive.
nLite
5. Launch nLite. The Welcome
screen will appear. Click
Next.
nLite is an application program that allows you to customize your XP installation disc by
integrating the RAID/AHCI drivers into the disc. By using nLite, the F6 function key usually
required during installation is no longer needed.
Note:
The installation steps below are based on nLite version 1.4.9. Installation procedures
may slightly vary if you’re using another version of the program.
1. Download the program from nLite’s offical website.
http://www.nliteos.com/download.html
2. Install nLite.
6. Click Next to temporarily
save the Windows installation files to the designated
default folder.
Important:
Due to it’s coding with Visual.Net, you may need to first install .NET Framework prior
to installing nLite.
If you want to save them
in another folder, click
Browse, select the folder
and then click Next.
3. Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files from Intel’s website. The drivers you choose will
depend on the operating system and chipset used by your computer.
The downloaded driver files
should include iaahci.cat,
iaAHCI.inf, iastor.cat, iaStor.
inf, IaStor.sys, license.txt
and TXTSETUP.OEM.
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7. Click Next.
9. Click Insert and then
select Multiple driver
folder to select the drivers
you will integrate. Click
Next.
8. In the Task Selection dialog
box, click Drivers and
Bootable ISO. Click Next.
10.
Select only the drivers appropriate for the Windows
version that you are using
and then click OK.
Integrating 64-bit drivers
into 32-bit Windows or
vice versa will cause file
load errors and failed
installation.
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11.
12.
If you are uncertain of
the southbridge chip used
on your motherboard,
select all RAID/AHCI
controllers and then click
OK.
13.
The program is currently
integrating the drivers
and applying changes to
the installation.
14.
When the program is
finished applying the
changes, click Next.
Click Next.
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15.
16.
To create an image,
select the Create Image
mode under the General
section and then click
Next.
17.
You have finished customizing the Windows
XP installation disc. Click
Finish.
Enter the BIOS utility to
configure the SATA controller to RAID/AHCI. You
can now install Windows
XP.
Or you can choose to
burn it directly to a disc
by selecting the Direct
Burn mode under the
General section.
Select the optical device
and all other necessary
settings and then click
Next.
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AHCI
5. In the Hardware Update
Wizard dialog box, select
“No, not this time” then
click Next.
The installation steps below will guide you in configuring your SATA drive to AHCI mode.
1. Enter the BIOS utility and configure the SATA controller to IDE mode.
2. Install Windows XP but do not press F6.
3. Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files supported by the motherboard chipset from
Intel’s website.
Transfer the downloaded
driver files to C:\AHCI.
6. Select “Install from a
list or specific location
(Advanced)” and then
click Next.
4. Open Device Manager and
right click on one of the
Intel Serial ATA Storage
Controllers, then select
Update Driver.
7. Select “Don’t search. I
will choose the driver
to install” and then click
Next.
If the controller you
selected did not work, try
selecting another one.
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11.
8. Click “Have Disk”.
A warning message
appeared because the selected SATA controller did
not match your hardware
device.
Ignore the warning and
click Yes to proceed.
12.
Click Finish.
13.
The system’s settings
have been changed.
Windows XP requires that
you restart the computer.
Click Yes.
14.
Enter the BIOS utility and
modify the SATA controller from IDE to AHCI. By
doing so, Windows will
work normally with the
SATA controller that is in
AHCI mode.
9. Select C:\AHCI\iaAHCI.inf
and then click Open.
10.
Select the appropriate
AHCI Controller of your
hardware device and
then click Next.
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Appendix B - Watchdog Sample Code
;Software programming example:
;--------------------------------------------;(1) Enter Super IO Configuration mode
;--------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,87H
OUT
DX,AL
OUT
DX,AL
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------;(2) Configuration Logical Device 7, register CRF5/CRF6 (WDT Control /WDT
timer)
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,07H
;Ready to Program Logical Device
OUT
DX,AL
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,07H
DX,AL
;Select Logical Device 7
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2EH
AL, F6H
DX,AL
;Select watchdog timer register
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,10H
DX,AL
;Set watchdog timer value
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2EH
AL, F5H
DX,AL
;Select watchdog Control Register
MOV
MOV
OUT
DX,2FH
AL,61H
DX,AL
;Set Watchdog Control Value
;---------------------------------------------------------------;(1) Exit extended function mode
;---------------------------------------------------------------MOV
DX,2EH
MOV
AL,AAH
OUT
DX,AL
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Appendix C - 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.
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.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
being pressed during the boot.
correctly and no keys are
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
Manufacturing POST loop
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.
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.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
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.
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
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 D - 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 D
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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