Dfi CA900-B Manual
CA900-B
COM Express Board
User’s Manual
A13310101
Copyright
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 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.
© 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Trademarks
Product names or trademarks appearing in this manual are for identification purpose only and are the properties of the respective owners.
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment
is operated in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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•
•
•
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.
Notice:
1.
2.
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
Copyright. .......................................................................................... 2
Trademarks......................................................................................... 2
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B............................................... 3
About this Manual.............................................................................. 6
Warranty
........................................................................................... 6
Static Electricity Precautions.............................................................. 7
Safety Measures.................................................................................. 7
About the Package............................................................................. 8
Chapter 1 - Introduction................................................................... 9
Specifications................................................................................... 9
Features . ..................................................................................... 11
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation................................................... 12
Board Layout. ............................................................................... 12
Mechanical Diagram............................................................................................ 13
System Memory............................................................................ 14
Installing the DIM Module.......................................................... 16
CPU............................................................................................. 18
Overview.................................................................................. 18
Installing the CPU..................................................................... 18
Jumper Settings............................................................................. 20
Clear CMOS Data...................................................................... 20
Connectors................................................................................... 21
CPU Fan Connector.................................................................... 21
COM Express Connectors........................................................... 22
Standby Power LED....................................................................... 27
SPI Flash ROM Socket........................................................................................ 28
Cooling Option.................................................................................................... 29
Installing CA900-B onto a Carrier Board......................................... 32
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup................................................................... 36
Overview . ................................................................................... 36
AMI BIOS Setup Utility.................................................................. 38
Main........................................................................................ 38
Advanced................................................................................. 39
PCIPnP..................................................................................... 55
Boot........................................................................................ 57
Security................................................................................... 62
Chipset.................................................................................... 68
Exit......................................................................................... 72
Updating the BIOS. ....................................................................... 76
Chapter 4 - Supported Software
.................................................... 77
Drivers for Windows 7 / Windows Vista System........................................ 77
Drivers for Windows XP System.................................................................... 96
Appendix A - Hot Keys for Graphics Display. .............................. 115
Hot Keys for Windows 7 / Windows Vista System..................................115
Hot Keys for Windows XP System.............................................................. 117
Appendix B - nLite and AHCI Installation Guide.......................... 119
nLite...................................................................................................................... 119
AHCI..................................................................................................................... 127
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About this Manual
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.
Warranty
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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.
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.
Introduction
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Static Electricity Precautions
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.
2.
Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
3.
Do all preparation work on a static-free surface.
4.
Hold the device only by its edges. Be careful not to touch any of the components, contacts or connections.
5.
Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold
modules or connectors by their ends.
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drive and
other components. Perform the upgrade instruction procedures described
at an ESD workstation only. If such a station is not available, you can
provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and
attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is
unavailable, establish and maintain contact with the system chassis
throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
Safety Measures
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range.
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing, cover the system chassis
before plugging the power cord.
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About the Package
The package contains the following items. If any of these items are missing or
damaged, please contact your dealer or sales representative for assistance.




One
One
One
One
CA900-B board
heat sink
CD
QR (Quick Reference)
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.
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Specifications
Processor
• Socket P 478-pin Micro FCPGA for:
- Embedded Intel® CoreTM2 / Celeron® M processor
• 1066/800/667MHz FSB
• Intel® 45nm transistor technology
• Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT)
• Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) DMA
• Supports Data Bus Inversion (DBI)
• Supports Message Signaled Interrupt (MSI)
• Supports Intel® architecture with Intel® Wide Dynamic Execution
Chipset
• Intel® chipset
- Intel® GM45 Express chipset
- Intel® ICH9M I/O Controller Hub
System Memory
• Two 204-pin SODIMM sockets
• Supports DDR3 800/1066MHz
• Supports up to 8GB system memory
• 64-bit wide per channel
• 256Mb, 512Mb, 1Gb and 2Gb memory technologies
• Supports non-ECC x8 and x16 DIMMs
• Supports DDR3 On-Die Termination (ODT)
• Supports partial writes to memory using data mask signals
(DM)
Expansion Slots
• Supports 1 PCI Express x16
• Supports up to 4 PCI Express x1 (PCIE 1.1)
• Supports up to 4 PCI (PCI 2.3)
Graphics
• Internal graphics features
- Intel GMA 4500 integrated graphics engine
- 533MHz core render clock
- Supports 3D, 2D and video capabilities, DX10 and OpenGL
2.1
• Integrated graphics interface
- Analog CRT
- Integrated 300MHz
- Analog monitor supports up to QXGA
- LVDS interface
- Panel support up to UXGA (1600x1200)
- 25MHz-112MHz single/dual channel up to 2x24bpp panel
support
Audio
• Supports AC97 on Azalia interface (depends on the CODEC
used on the carrier board)
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LAN
• Intel 82567LM PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
• Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
• Supports Full Duplex flow control (IEEE 802.3x)
• Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
• Supports power down / link down power saving
Serial ATA
• Supports up to 4 Serial ATA interfaces compliant with SATA
1.0 specification
• SATA speed up to 3Gb/s (SATA 2.0)
IDE
• Supports up to 2 IDE devices
• Supports up to Ultra ATA 100
• Bus Master IDE controller (PATA)
Damage Free
Intelligence
• Monitors CPU temperature and overheat alarm
• Monitors CPU fan speed and failure alarm
Connectors
• COM Express connectors
- Two 220-pin COM Express standard connectors
- Module connector pin: Tyco 3-1827231-6
• 1 CPU fan connector
BIOS
• SPI BIOS (optional)
Temperature
• Operating: 0oC to 60oC
• Non-operating: -40oC to 85oC
Humidity
• Operating: 10% to 90%
Power
• Input: 12V, 5VSB
Regulatory
• EMC: CE, FCC Part 15 Class B
PCB
• Dimensions
- Basic COM Express form factor
- 95mm (3.74”) x 125mm (4.9”)
• Compliance
- PICMG COM Express R1.0 basic form factor, Type 2
Introduction
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Features
Watchdog Timer
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.
DDR3
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.
Graphics
The integrated Intel Gen 510 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.
Gigabit LAN
The Intel 82567LM Gigabit LAN controller supports up to 1Gbps data transmission.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
Board Layout
DDR3 SODIMM
mPGA
478MN
Intel
ICH9M
Intel
GM45
Intel
82567LM
Standby Power LED
SPI Flash BIOS
1
Top View
DDR3 SODIMM
COM Express connector
COM Express connector
Buttom View
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CPU fan
1
Clear CMOS
Hardware Installation
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Mechanical Diagram
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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.
System Memory
The system board is equipped with two 204-pin SODIMM sockets (one on top of
the board and another one at the bottom) that support DDR3 memory modules.
Important:
When the Standby Power LED lit red, it indicates that there is power on
the 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 board
and components.
SODIMM
Standby
Power LED
SODIMM Socket
on Top of the Board
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SODIMM
SODIMM Socket
at the Bottom of the Board
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Hardware Installation
Installing the DIM Module
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble
the actual one. These illustrations are for reference only.
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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.
Hardware Installation
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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.
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
Clip
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CPU
Overview
The system board is equipped with a surface mount mPGA478 CPU socket.
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble
the actual one. These illustrations are for reference only.
Installing the CPU
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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 mPGA478 socket on the system board.
Hardware Installation
4.
Use a screwdriver to turn
the screw to its unlock position.
Unlock
5.
2
Lock
Position the CPU above the
socket. The gold triangular
mark on the CPU must
align with pin 1 of the CPU
socket.
Important:
Handle the CPU by its edges and avoid touching the
pins.
Gold triangular mark
Pin 1
6.
Insert the CPU into the
socket until it is seated in
place. The CPU will fit in
only one orientation and
can easily be inserted without exerting any force. Use
a screwdriver to turn the
screw to its lock position.
Important:
Do not force the CPU into
the socket. Forcing the
CPU into the socket may
bend the pins and damage
the CPU.
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Jumper Settings
Clear CMOS Data
3 2 1
3 2 1
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
2-3 On:
Clear CMOS Data
If you encounter the following,
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.
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1.
Power-off the system and unplug the power cord.
2.
Set pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set the jumper back to
its default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
3.
Now plug the power cord and power-on the system.
Hardware Installation
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Connectors
CPU Fan Connector
3
1
Sense Ground
Power
Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector on the board.
The cooling fan will provide adequate airflow throughout the chassis to prevent
overheating the CPU and board components.
BIOS Setting
The “PC Health Status” submenu of the BIOS will display the current speed of the
cooling fan. Refer to chapter 3 of the manual for more information.
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COM Express Connectors
The COM Express connectors are used to interface the CA900-B COM Express
board to a carrier board. Connect the COM Express connectors (lcoated on the
solder side of the board) to the COM Express connectors on the carrier board.
Refer to the “Installing CA900-B onto a Carrier Board” section for more information.
COM Express Connectors
Refer to the following pages for the pin functions of these connectors.
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GBE0_MDI3GBE0_MDI3+
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GBE0_LINK1000#
GBE0_MDI2GBE0_MDI2+
NC
GBE0_MDI1GBE0_MDI1+
GNDA2
GBE0_MDI0GBE0_MDI0+
GBE0_CTREF
SUS_S3#
SATA0_TX+
SATA0_TXSUS_S4#
SATA0_RX+
SATA0_RXGNDA3
SATA2_TX+
SATA2_TXSUS_S5#
SATA2_RX+
SATA2_RXBATLOW#
ATA_ACT#
AC_SYNC
AC_RST#
GNDA4
AC_BITCLK
AC_SDOUT
BIOS_DISABLE#
THRMTRIP#
USB6USB6+
USB67_OC#
USB4USB4+
GNDA5
USB2USB2+
USB23_OC#
USB0USB0+
VCC_RTC
EXCD0_PERST#
EXCD0_CPPE#
LPC_SERIRQ
GNDA6
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GPI0
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PCIE_TX2+
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PCIE_TX1+
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GPI2
PCIE_TX0+
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LVDS_A0+
LVDS_A0LVDS_A1+
LVDS_A1LVDS_A2+
LVDS_A2LVDS_VDD_EN
LVDS_A3+
LVDS_A3GNDA10
LVDS_A_CK+
LVDS_A_CKLVDS_I2C_CK
LVDS_I2C_DAT
GPI3
KBD_RST#
KBD_A20GATE
PCIE0_CK_REF+
PCIE1_CK_REFGNDA11
RSVDA1
NC
GPO0
NC
NC
GNDA12
VCC_12VA1
VCC_12VA2
VCC_12VA3
GNDA13
VCC_12VA4
VCC_12VA5
VCC_12VA6
VCC_12VA7
VCC_12VA8
VCC_12VA9
VCC_12VA10
VCC_12VA11
VCC_12VA12
GNDA14
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GBE0_ACT#
LPC_FRAME#
LPC_AD0
LPC_AD1
LPC_AD2
LPC_AD3
LPC_DRQ0#
LPC_DRQ1#
LPC_CLK
GNDB2
PWRBTN#
SMB_CK
SMB_DAT
SMB_ALERT#
SATA1_TX+
SATA1_TXSUS_STAT#
SATA1_RX+
SATA1_RXGNDB3
SATA3_TX+
SATA3_TXPWR_OK
SATA3_RX+
SATA3_RXWDT
AC_SDIN2
AC_SDIN1
AC_SDIN0
GNDB4
SPKR
I2C_CK
I2C_DAT
THRM#
USB7USB7+
USB45_OC#
USB5USB5+
GNDB5
USB3USB3+
USB01_OC#
USB1USB1+
EXCD1_PERST#
EXCD1_CPPE#
SYS_RESET#
CB_RESET#
GNDB6
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NC
GPO1
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PCIE_RX3+
PCIE_RX3GNDB7
PCIE_RX2+
PCIE_RX2GPO3
PCIE_RX1+
PCIE_RX1WAKE0#
WAKE1#
PCIE_RX0+
PCIE_RX0GNDB8
LVDS_B0+
LVDS_B0LVDS_B1+
LVDS_B1LVDS_B2+
LVDS_B2LVDS_B3+
LVDS_B3LVDS_BKLT_EN
GNDB9
LVDS_B_CK+
LVDS_B_CKLVDS_BKLT_CTRL
VCC_5V_SBYB1
VCC_5V_SBYB2
VCC_5V_SBYB3
VCC_5V_SBYB4
NC
VGA_RED
GNDB10
VGA_GREEN
VGA_BLUE
VGA_HSYNC
VGA_VSYNC
VGA_I2C_CK
VGA_I2C_DAT
TV_DAC_A
TV_DAC_B
TV_DAC_C
GNDB11
VCC_12VB1
VCC_12VB2
VCC_12VB3
VCC_12VB4
VCC_12VB5
VCC_12VB6
VCC_12VB7
VCC_12VB8
VCC_12VB9
GNDB12
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IDE_D6
IDE_D3
IDE_D15
IDE_D8
IDE_D9
IDE_D2
IDE_D13
IDE_D1
GNDC2
IDE_D14
IDE_IORDY
IDE_IOR#
PCI_PME#
PCI_GNT2#
PCI_REQ2#
PCI_GNT1#
PCI_REQ1#
PCI_GNT0#
GNDC3
PCI_REQ0#
PCI_RESET#
PCI_AD0
PCI_AD2
PCI_AD4
PCI_AD6
PCI_AD8
PCI_AD10
PCI_AD12
GNDC4
PCI_AD14
PCI_C/BE1#
PCI_PERR#
PCI_LOCK#
PCI_DEVSEL#
PCI_IRDY#
PCI_C/BE2#
PCI_AD17
PCI_AD19
GNDC5
PCI_AD21
PCI_AD23
PCI_C/BE3#
PCI_AD25
PCI_AD27
PCI_AD29
PCI_AD31
PCI_IRQA#
PCI_IRQB#
GNDC6
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GNDC11
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IDE_IOW#
IDE_ACK#
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IDE_IRQ
IDE_A0
IDE_A1
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IDE_CS1#
IDE_CS3#
IDE_RESET#
PCI_GNT3#
PCI_REQ3#
GNDD3
PCI_AD1
PCI_AD3
PCI_AD5
PCI_AD7
PCI_C/BE0#
PCI_AD9
PCI_AD11
PCI_AD13
PCI_AD15
GNDD4
PCI_PAR
PCI_SERR#
PCI_STOP#
PCI_TRDY#
PCI_FRAME#
PCI_AD16
PCI_AD18
PCI_AD20
PCI_AD22
GNDD5
PCI_AD24
PCI_AD26
PCI_AD28
PCI_AD30
PCI_IRQC#
PCI_IRQD#
PCI_CLKRUN#
NC
PCI_CLK
GNDD6
PEG_TX0+
PEG_TX0NC
PEG_TX1+
Row D
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PEG_TX1NC
PEG_TX2+
PEG_TX2GNDD7
PEG_TX3+
PEG_TX3NC
NC
PEG_TX4+
PEG_TX4GNDD8
PEG_TX5+
PEG_TX5GNDD9
PEG_TX6+
PEG_TX6SDVO_CLK
PEG_TX7+
PEG_TX7GNDD10
IDE_CBLID#
PEG_TX8+
PEG_TX8GNDD11
PEG_TX9+
PEG_TX9NC
GNDD12
PEG_TX10+
PEG_TX10GNDD13
PEG_TX11+
PEG_TX11GNDD14
PEG_TX12+
PEG_TX12GNDD15
PEG_TX13+
PEG_TX13GNDD16
PEG_ENABLE#
PEG_TX14+
PEG_TX14GNDD17
PEG_TX15+
PEG_TX15GNDD18
VCC_12VD1
VCC_12VD2
VCC_12VD3
VCC_12VD4
VCC_12VD5
VCC_12VD6
GNDD19
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2
Standby Power LED
Standby
Power LED
This LED will light when the system is in the standby mode.
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SPI Flash ROM Socket
1.
Locate the SPI Flash ROM
socket on the board.
2.
If you need to replace the
ROM, open the right cover
first then the left cover of
the socket.
Open right cover
Open left cover
3.
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Take out the ROM and
replace it with a new one.
Close the left cover first
then the right cover.
Hardware Installation
2
Cooling Option
Heat Sink with Cooling Fan
Top View of the Heat Sink
2
1
4
3
6
7
5
9
10
8
Bottom View of the Heat Sink
•
“1” to “10” denote the locations of the
thermal pads designed to contact the
corresponding components that are on
CA900-B.
•
Remove the plastic covering from the
thermal pads prior to mounting the
heat sink onto CA900-B.
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Dimensions
125.00
76.00
117.00±0.05
41.20
7.80
4.00±0.05
4.50±0.05
32.00
31.81
10.00
6.00
96.00
87.00±0.05
Fan 4010
7.00
9.00
76.00±0.05
4.00±0.05
32.00
117.00±0.05
12.00
105.00
77.50
13.50
84.00
A
B
D
4.94±0.05
3.81±0.05
G
1.19±0.05
3.80±0.05
7.00
9.00
5.09±0.05
1.50
H
Canister x5
1.01
R0
1.87
E
30
K
F
4.10±0.05
C
2.64±0.05
1.08±0.05
4.29±0.05
4.94±0.05
+0
6.44 -0.1
4
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29.44
3.26
Hardware Installation
20.00
4.46
7.00
C
B
12.00
D
F
8.50
A
54.20
K
80.38
E
G
20.00
81.18
10.00
18.02
21.00
10.50
25.00
7.00
35.31
21.07
13.00
87.60
25.87
44.97
32.50
2
H
7.00
I
10.00
90.95
20.00
89.38
19.00
98.00
111.88
118.50
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Hardware Installation
Installing CA900-B onto a Carrier Board
Important:
The carrier board used in this section is for reference purpose only and
may not resemble your carrier board. These illustrations are mainly
to guide you on how to install CA900-B onto the carrier board of your
choice.
1.
The photo below shows the locations of the mounting holes.
Mounting hole
2.
Insert the provided mounting screws into the mounting holes - from the bottom through the top of the carrier board.
Mounting screws
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3.
2
While supporting the mounting screw at the bottom, from the top side of the
board, fasten a bolt into the screw.
Bolts
4.
The photo below shows the solder side of the board with the screws already
fixed in place.
Mounting screw
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Hardware Installation
5.
The photo below shows the component side of the board with the bolts already fixed in place.
Bolts
6.
Grasping CA900-B by its edges, position it on top of the carrier board with its
mounting holes aligned with the bolts on the carrier board. This will also align
the COM Express connectors of the two boards to each other.
COM Express connectors
on CA900-B
COM Express connectors
on the carrier board
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Hardware Installation
7.
2
Press CA900-B down firmly until it is completely seated on the COM Express
connectors of the carrier board.
CA900-B
Carrier board
8.
Position the heat sink on top of CA900-B with the heat sink’s mounting holes
aligned with CA900-B’s mounting holes. Use the provided long screws to secure the heat sink to the board and then connect the cooling fan’s cable to
the fan connector on CA900-B.
Heat sink
Fan cable
Mounting screws
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BIOS Setup
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
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.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility can only be operated from the keyboard and all commands are keyboard commands. The commands are available at the right side of
each setup screen.
The BIOS Setup Utility does not require an operating system to run. After you
power up the system, the BIOS message appears on the screen and the memory
count begins. After the memory test, the message “Press DEL to run setup” will
appear on the screen. If the message disappears before you respond, restart the
system or press the “Reset” button. You may also restart the system by pressing
the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
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3
Legends
Keys
Function
Right and Left arrows
Moves the highlight left or right to
select a menu.
Up and Down arrows
Moves the highlight up or down
between submenus or fields.
<Esc>
Exits 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
Selects a field.
<F1>
Displays General Help.
<F10>
Saves and exits the Setup program.
<Enter>
Press <Enter> to enter the highlighted submenu.
Scroll Bar
When a scroll bar appears to the right of the setup screen, it indicates that there
are more available fields not shown on the screen. Use the up and down arrow
keys to scroll through all the available fields.
Submenu
When ““ appears on the left of a particular field, it indicates that a submenu
which contains additional options are available for that field. To display the submenu, move the highlight to that field and press <Enter>.
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AMI BIOS Setup Utility
Main
The Main menu is the first screen that you will see when you enter the BIOS
Setup Utility.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
PCIPnP
Boot
Security
System Overview
AMIBIOS
Version
Build Date:
:08.00.15
:02/12/10
Processor
Celeron(R)
Speed
Count
Dual-Core CPU
:1900MHz
:1
Chipset
Exit
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
T3100 @ 1.90GHz
System Memory
Size
:2013MB
System Time
System Date
[12:40:11]
[Mon 03/08/2010]
←→
↑↓
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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AMI BIOS
Displays the detected BIOS information.
Processor
Displays the detected processor information.
System Memory
Displays the detected system memory information.
System Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based on the 24hour 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.
System Date
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 1994 to 2079.
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Advanced
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.
Important:
Setting incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
PCIPnP
Boot
Security
Chipset
Exit
Configure CPU.
Advanced Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.








CPU Configuration
IDE Configuration
Floppy Configuration
Super IO Configuration
Hardware Health Configuration
ACPI Configuration
AHCI Configuration
USB Configuration
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Configuration
This section is used to configure the CPU. It will also display the detected CPU
information.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure advanced CPU settings
Module Version:3F.15
Manufacturer : Intel
Celeron(R) Dual-Core CPU
Frequency
: 1.90GHz
FSB Speed
: 800MHz
Cache L1
: 64KB
Cache L2
: 1024KB
Ratio Actual Value:9.5
Hardware Prefecher
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Max CPUID Value Limit
Execute-Disable Bit Capability
Core Multi-Processing
Intel (R) Speedstep (tm) Tech
T3100 @ 1.90GHz
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
For UP platforms,
leave it enabled.
For DP/MP servers,
it may use to tune
performance to the
specific application.
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Hardware Prefetcher
Enables or disables the Hardware Prefetcher feature.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Enables or disables the Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch feature.
Max CPUID Value Limit
Set this field to Disabled when using Windows XP. Set this field to Enabled
when using legacy operating systems so that the system will boot even when
it doesn’t support CPUs with extended CPUID function.
Execute Disable Bit Capability
When this field is set to Disabled, it will force the XD feature flag to always
return to 0.
Core Multi-processing
When this field is set to Disabled, it disables one execution core of each CPU
die.
Intel (R) SpeedStep(TM) Tech
Enables or disables GV3.
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IDE Configuration
This section is used to configure the IDE drives.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
IDE Configuration
Options
SATA#1 Configuration
Configure SATA#1 as
SATA#2 Configuration






Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
[Enhanced]
[IDE]
[Enhanced]
:
:
:
:
:
:
Disabled
Enhanced
[PIONEER DVD-R]
[Not Detected]
[ST380817AS]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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SATA#1 Configuration and SATA#2 Configuration
The options are Disabled and Enhanced.
Configure SATA#1 as
IDE
This option configures the Serial ATA drive as Parallel ATA storage devices.
AHCI
This option allows the Serial ATA device to use AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface).
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Primary IDE Master to Fourth IDE Master
When you enter the BIOS Setup Utility, the BIOS will auto detect the existing
IDE devices then displays the status of the detected devices. To configure an
IDE drive, move the cursor to a field then press <Enter>.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
Primary IDE Master
Device
Vendor
Size
LBA Mode
Block Mode
PIO Mode
Async DMA
Ultra DMA
S.M.A.R.T
:Hard Disk
:ST380817AS
:80.0GB
:Supported
:16Sectors
:4
:MultiWord DMA-2
:Ultra DMA-6
:Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
S.M.A.R.T.
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Type
Selects the type of IDE drive connected to the system.
LBA/Large Mode
Auto
The LBA mode will automatically be enabled, that is, if the LBA mode was not
previously disabled.
Disabled
Disables the LBA mode.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
Auto
Data transfer to and from the device occurs multiple sectors at a time.
Disabled
Data transfer to and from the device occurs one sector at a time.
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PIO Mode
Selects the data transfer mode. PIO means Programmed Input/Output. Rather than have the BIOS issue a series of commands to effect a transfer to or
from the disk drive, PIO allows the BIOS to tell the controller what it wants
and then let the controller and the CPU perform the complete task by themselves. Your system supports five modes, 0 (default) to 4, which primarily
differ in timing. When Auto is selected, the BIOS will select the best available
mode after checking your drive.
Auto
The BIOS will automatically set the system according to your hard disk
drive’s timing.
Mode 0-4
You can select a mode that matches your hard disk drive’s timing. Caution:
Do not use the wrong setting or you will have drive errors.
DMA Mode
Selects the DMA mode.
Auto
Automatically detects the DMA mode.
SWDMAn
SingleWord DMAn.
MWDMAn
MultiWord DMAn.
UDMAn
Ultra DMAn.
S.M.A.R.T.
The system board supports SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting
Technology) hard drives. SMART is a reliability prediction technology for ATA/
IDE and SCSI drives. The drive will provide sufficient notice to the system or
user to backup data prior to the drive’s failure. SMART is supported in ATA/33
or later hard drives. The options are Auto (default), Enabled and Disabled.
32Bit Data Transfer
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
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Floppy Configuration
This section is used to configure the floppy drives.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Floppy Configuration
[Disabled]
Floppy A
Select the type of
floppy drive
connected to the
system.
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
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Floppy A
This field identifies the type of floppy disk drive installed.
Disabled
No floppy drive is installed
360KB, 5.25 in.
5-1/4 in. standard drive; 360KB capacity
1.2MB, 5.25 in.
5-1/4 in. AT-type high-density drive; 1.2MB capacity
720KB, 3.5 in.
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 720KB capacity
1.44MB, 3.5 in.
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 1.44MB capacity
2.88MB, 3.5 in.
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 2.88MB capacity
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Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
BIOS Setup
3
Super IO Configuration
This section is used to configure the I/O functions supported by the onboard
Super I/O chip.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Win627 & F81216DG Super IO Chipset
Onboard Floppy Controller
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port1 IRQ
Serial Port1 Mode
Serial Port2 Address
Serial Port2 IRQ
Serial Port3 Address
Serial Port3 IRQ
Serial Port4 Address
Serial Port4 IRQ
PWRON After PWR-Fail
Watchdog Function
[Enabled]
[3F8]
[4]
[Normal]
[2F8]
[3]
[3E8]
[4]
[2E8]
[3]
[Off]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to Enable
or Disable Floppy
Controller.
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Onboard Floppy Controller
Enabled
Enables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Disabled
Disables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Serial Port1 Address to Serial Port4 Address
Auto
The system will automatically select an I/O address for the onboard serial
ports.
3F8, 2F8, 3E8, 2E8
Allows you to manually select an I/O address for the onboard serial ports.
Disabled
Disables the onboard serial port 1 and/or serial port 2.
Serial Port1 IRQ to Serial Port4 IRQ
Selects an IRQ for the onboard serial ports. This is not configurable if the Serial Port Address fields are set to Disabled.
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Serial Port 1 Mode
COM port functions as a serial port or IrDA. You cannot use both at the same
time.
Normal
Sets the COM port to serial port mode.
IrDA
Sets the COM port to IrDA mode.
PWRON After PWR-Fail
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.
On
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will automatically
power-on.
Former-Sts
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.
Watchdog Function
This field is used to enable or disable the Watchdog timer function.
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Hardware Health Configuration
This section is used to configure the hardware monitor function.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
=== Module Board H/W Monitor ===
Current CPU Temperature
+3.3(V)
Vcore
+1.8(V)
DDR3 1.5(V)
Current CPU Fan Speed
CPU Smart Fan Mode Setting
Manual Mode Value
Configure Fan Mode
:40oC/104oF
:3.387V
:1.161V
:1.806V
:1.532V
:6072 RPM
[Manual Mode]
[255]
=== Carrier Board H/W Monitor ===
[Disabled]
NA
NA
NA
:5.214 V
:12.403 V
:3.483 V
Case Open Detection
Current FAN1 Speed
Current FAN2 Speed
Current FAN3 Speed
+5 V
+12 V
VBAT (V)
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Current CPU Temperature to VBAT (V)
These fields will show the temperature, fan speed and output voltage of the
monitored devices or components.
CPU Smart Fan Mode Setting
Configures the fan mode. The options are Manual Mode and PWM Mode. Select Manual Mode to enter a value in the Manual Mode Value field.
Case Open Detection
Set this field to Enabled to allow the system to alert you of a chassis intrusion event.
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ACPI Configuration
This section is used to configure ACPI.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
General ACPI
Configuration settings
ACPI Settings



General ACPI Configuration
Advanced ACPI Configuration
Chipset ACPI Configuration
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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General ACPI Configuration
Configures the general ACPI settings.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
General ACPI Configuration
Suspend mode
Resume by Ring
[S1 (POS)]
[Disabled]
Select the ACPI
state used for
System Suspend.
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
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Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Suspend Mode
This field is used to select the type of Suspend mode.
S1(POS)
Enables the Power On Suspend function.
S3(STR)
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
Resume by Ring
Enables the Wake-On-Ring function. When enabled, it will remotely wake up
the system via an external modem.
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Advanced ACPI Configuration
Configures the advanced ACPI settings.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced ACPI Configuration
ACPI Version Features
[ACPI v1.0]
Enable RSDP pointers
to 64-bit Fixed System
Description Tables.
Different ACPI version
has some addition.
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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ACPI Version Features
Selects the ACPI version. The options are ACPI v1.0, ACPI v2.0 and ACPI
v3.0.
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Chipset ACPI Configuration
Configures relevant chipset ACPI functions.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
South Bridge ACPI Configuration
APIC ACPI SCI IRQ
USB Device Wakeup From S3/S4
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Enable/Disable
APIC ACPI SCI IRQ.
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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APIC ACPI SCI IRQ
Enables or disables the APIC ACPI SCI IRQ.
USB Device Wakeup From S3/S4
This field, when enabled, allows you to use a USB device to wake up a system that is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) or S4 state.
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AHCI Configuration
This section is used to configure AHCI.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
AHCI Settings
AHCI BIOS Support




AHCI
AHCI
AHCI
AHCI
Port0
Port1
Port4
Port5
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Enabled]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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AHCI BIOS Support
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
AHCI Port0 to AHCI Port5
When entering the setup utility, the BIOS auto detects the presence of any
IDE devices. It displays the status of the auto detected IDE devices.
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AHCI Port0 to AHCI Port5
Configures the AHCI port.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
AHCI Port0
Device
SATA Port0
S.M.A.R.T.
:Not Detected
[Auto]
[Enabled]
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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SATA Port0
Selects the type of device connected to the system.
S.M.A.R.T.
The system board supports SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting
Technology) hard drives. SMART is a reliability prediction technology for ATA/
IDE and SCSI drives. The drive will provide sufficient notice to the system
or user to backup data prior to the drive’s failure. The default is Disabled. If
you are using hard drives that support S.M.A.R.T., set this field to Enabled.
SMART is supported in ATA/33 or later hard drives. The options are Auto, Enabled and Disabled.
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USB Configuration
This section is used to configure USB devices.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USB Configuration
Enables support for
legacy USB. AUTO
option disables
legacy support if
no USB devices are
connected.
Module Version - 2.24.3-13.4
USB Devices Enabled :
None
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Legacy USB Support
Enabled
Enables Legacy USB.
Auto
Disables support for Legacy when no USB devices are connected.
Disabled
Disables support for Legacy USB.
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
Configures the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480Mbps) or FullSpeed
(12Mbps).
BIOS 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.
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PCIPnP
The PCIPnP menu is used to configure PCI Plug and Play devices.
Important:
Setting incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
PCIPnP
Boot
Security
Chipset
Exit
Clear NVRAM during
System Boot.
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Clear NVRAM
Plug & Play O/S
PCI Latency Timer
[No]
[No]
[64]
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
IRQ14
IRQ15
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Clear NVRAM
This field allows clearing the NVRAM during system boot.
Plug & Play O/S
Yes
The operating system configures Plug and Play (PnP) devices that are not required to boot in a Plug and Play supported operating system.
No
The BIOS configures all the devices in the system.
PCI Latency Timer
This feature is used to select the length of time each PCI device will control the
bus before another takes over. The larger the value, the longer the PCI device
can retain control of the bus. Since each access to the bus comes with an initial
delay before any transaction can be made, low values for the PCI Latency Timer
will reduce the effectiveness of the PCI bandwidth while higher values will improve it.
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IRQ3 to IRQ15
Available
The specified IRQ is available for PCI/PnP devices.
Reserved
The specified IRQ is reserved for Legacy ISA devices.
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Boot
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
PCIPnP
Security
Boot Settings

Boot Settings Configuration



Boot Device Priority
Hard Disk Drives
CD/DVD Drives
Chipset
Exit
Configure settings
during system boot.
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Boot Settings Configuration
This section is used to configure settings during system boot.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Bootup Num-Lock
[Enabled]
[On]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Quick Boot
When Enabled, the BIOS will shorten or skip some check items during POST.
This will decrease the time needed to boot the system.
Bootup Num-Lock
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.
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Boot Device Priority
This section is used to select the boot priority sequence of the devices.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
[CD/DVD:PM-PIONEER]
[SATA:SM-ST380817AS]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding type
menu.
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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1st Boot Device and 2nd Boot Device
Selects the drive to boot first and second “1st Boot Device” and “2nd Boot
Device” fields respectively. The BIOS will boot the operating system according
to the sequence of the drive selected.
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Hard Disk Drives
This section is used to select the boot priority sequence from the available hard
drives.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Hard Disk Drives
1st Drive [SATA:SM-ST380817AS]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
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Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
BIOS Setup
3
CD/DVD Drives
This section is used to select the boot priority sequence from the available CD/
DVD devices.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
CD/DVD Drives
1st Drive [CD/DVD:PM-PIONEER]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Security
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security
PCIPnP
Advanced
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Chipset
Exit
Install or Change the
password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Change Supervisor Password
This field is used to set or change the supervisor password. To set a new password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password field then press <Enter>.
2.
Type your password in the dialog box then press <Enter>. You are limited to
eight letters/numbers.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Install or Change the
password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Enter New Password
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
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Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
BIOS Setup
3.
3
Press <Enter> to confirm the new password.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Install or Change the
password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Confirm New Password
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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When the Password Installed dialog box appears, click OK.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Install or Change the
password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Password Installed
[OK]
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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To change the password, repeat the same steps above.
To clear the password, select Change Supervisor Password then press <Enter>. The Password Uninstalled dialog box will appear.
If you forgot the password, you can clear the password by erasing the CMOS
RTC (Real Time Clock) RAM using the Clear CMOS jumper. Refer to the Jumper Settings section in chapter 2 for more information.
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After you have set the supervisor password, the User Access Level field will
appear.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Password Check
[Setup]
[Full Access]
Limited: allows only
limited fields to be
changed such as Date
and Time.
No Access: prevents
User access to the
Setup Utility.
View Only: allows access to the Setup Utility
but the fields can not be
changed.
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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User Access Level
Selects the access level to the fields in the Setup utility.
Limited
Allows limited change to some fields such as Date and Time.
No Access
Prevents user access to the Setup utility.
View Only
Allows you to view the settings but does not allow you to change the settings.
Full Access
Allows you to change settings to all the fields in the utility.
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Change User Password
This field is used to set or change the user password.
To set a new password:
1.
Select the Change User Password field then press <Enter>.
2.
Type your password in the dialog box then press <Enter>. You are limited to
eight letters/numbers.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Not Installed
Install or Change the
password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Enter New Password
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.
Press <Enter> to confirm the new password.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Not Installed
Install or Change the
password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Confirm New Password
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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4.
When the Password Installed dialog box appears, select OK.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Install or Change the
password.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Password Installed
[OK]
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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To change the password, repeat the same steps above.
After you have set the user password, the Clear User Password and Password
Check fields will appear.
Clear User Password
To clear the password, select Clear User Password then press <Enter>. Click OK.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Immediately clears the
User password.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
Clear User Password?
[OK]
[Cancel]
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
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Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
BIOS Setup
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Password Check
Setup
The BIOS checks for the user password whenever accessing the Setup utility.
Always
The BIOS checks for the user password when accessing the Setup utility and
booting the system.
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Chipset
This section is used to configure the system based on the specific features of the
chipset.
Important:
Setting incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
PCIPnP
Boot
Security
Advanced Chipset Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.


Chipset
Exit
Configure North Bridge
features.
North Bridge Configuration
South Bridge Configuration
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go To Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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North Bridge Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Chipset
North Bridge Chipset Configuration
Boots Graphic Adapter Priority
Internal Graphics Mode Select
Max TOLUD
[PEG/PCI]
[Enabled, 32MB]
[36 Bytes]
PEG Port Configuration
PEG Port
[Auto]

Select which graphics
controller to use as the
primary boot device.
Video Function Configuration
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
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Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Boots Graphic Adapter Priority
Selects the graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.
Internal Graphics Mode Select
Selects the amount of system memory used by the internal graphics device.
Max TOLUD
Selects the maximum value of TOLUD.
PEG Port
This field is used to select the graphics controller that will serve as the primary boot device. The options are Auto and Disabled.
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Video Function Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Chipset
Video Function Configuration
DVMT Mode Select [DVMT Mode]
DVMT/FIXED Memory [256MB]
Options
Fixed Mode
DVMT Mode
Boot Display Device [VBIOS-Default]
Flat Panel Type [3 :1024x768, 18bit]
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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DVMT Mode Select
DVMT Mode
Memory that is dynamically allocated based on memory requests made by an
application and are released back to the system once the requesting application has been terminated.
DVMT/FIXED Memory
Selects the graphics memory size used by the DVMT/Fixed mode.
Boot Display Device
Selects the type of display to use when the system boots.
Flat Panel Type
Selects the type of flat panel connected to the system.
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South Bridge Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Chipset
South Bridge Chipset Configuration
Options
USB Functions
USB 2.0 Controller
GbE Controller
GbE LAN Boot
GbE Wake Up From S5
HDA Controller
[8 USB Ports]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
PCIE Ports Configuration
PCIE Port 0
PCIE Port 1
PCIE Port 2
PCIE Port 3
Onboard ATA Controller
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
Disabled
2 USB Ports
4 USB Ports
6 USB Ports
8 USB Ports
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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USB Functions
Selects the number of USB ports you want enabled.
USB 2.0 Controller
Enables or disables the Enhanced Host Controller Interface (USB 2.0).
GbE Controller
Enables or disables the LAN controller.
GbE LAN Boot
Enable this field if you wish to use the boot ROM (instead of a disk drive) to
boot-up the system and access the local area network directly. If you wish to
change the boot ROM’s settings, type the <Ctrl> and <S> keys simultaneously when prompted during boot-up. Take note: you will be able to access
the boot ROM’s program (by typing <Ctrl> + <S>) only when this field is
enabled.
GbE Wake Up From S5
When enabled, it allows the system to wake up from S5 via the network LAN.
HDA Controller
Enables or disables the High Definition Audio.
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PCIE Port 0 to PCIE Port 3
Enables or disables the PCI Express port.
Onboard ATA Controller
Enables or disables the ATA controller.
Exit
Main
Advanced
Exit Options
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
Load Optimal Defaults
Load Failsafe Defaults
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
PCIPnP
Boot
Security
Chipset
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
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Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Save Changes and Exit
To save the changes and exit the Setup utility, select this field then press <Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Confirm by selecting OK.
You can also press <F10> to save and exit Setup.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
PCIPnP
Boot
Security
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
Load Optimal Defaults
Load Failsafe Defaults
Chipset
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Exit Options
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Save configuration changes and exit setup?
[Ok]
[Cancel]
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Discard Changes and Exit
To exit the Setup utility without saving the changes, select this field then press
<Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Confirm by selecting OK.
You can also press <ESC> to exit without saving the changes.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
PCIPnP
Boot
Security
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
Load Optimal Defaults
Load Failsafe Defaults
Chipset
Exit
Exit system setup
without saving any
changes.
Exit Options
ESC key can be used
for this operation.
Discard changes and exit setup?
[Ok]
[Cancel]
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Discard Changes
To discard the changes done so far, select this field then press <Enter>. A dialog
box will appear. Confirm by selecting OK to discard all changes made and restore
the previously saved settings.
You can also press <F7> to discard the changes.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
PCIPnP
Boot
Security
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
Load Optimal Defaults
Load Failsafe Defaults
Chipset
F7 key can be used
for this operation.
Discard Changes?
[Ok]
[Cancel]
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
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Exit
Discards changes
done so far to any of
the setup questions.
Exit Options
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
BIOS Setup
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Load Optimal Defaults
To load optimal default values from the BIOS ROM, select this field then press
<Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Confirm by selecting OK.
You can also press <F9> to load optimal default values.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
PCIPnP
Boot
Security
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
Load Optimal Defaults
Load Failsafe Defaults
Chipset
Exit
Load Optimal Default
values for all the
setup questions.
Exit Options
F9 key can be used
for this operation.
Load Optimal Defaults?
[Ok]
[Cancel]
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Load Failsafe Defaults
To load the fail-safe default values from the BIOS ROM, select this field then
press <Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Confirm by selecting OK.
You can also press <F8> to load the fail-safe default values.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
PCIPnP
Boot
Security
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
Load Optimal Defaults
Load Failsafe Defaults
Chipset
Exit
Load Failsafe Default
values for all the
setup questions.
Exit Options
F8 key can be used
for this operation.
Load Failsafe Defaults?
[Ok]
[Cancel]
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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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.
To execute the utility, type:
A:> AFUDOS BIOS_File_Name /b /n /c /p
then press <Enter>.
C:\>AFUDOS.EXE filename /P /B /N /C
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|
AMI Firmware Update Utility Ver. 4.14
|
Copyright (C) 2007 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved.
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
-
Bootblock checksum .................
Module checksums ...................
Erasing flash .............................
Writing flash .............................
Verifying flash ..........................
Erasing NVRAM ......................
Writing NVRAM ......................
Verifying NVRAM ...................
Erasing Bootblock .....................
Writing Bootblock .....................
Verifying Bootblock ..................
CMOS checksum destroyed
Program ended normally
C:\>_
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ok
ok
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
|
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Supported Software
4
Chapter 4 - Supported Software
Drivers for Windows 7 / Windows Vista System
The CD that came with the 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, please go directly to
the root directory of the CD and double-click “Setup”.
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Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
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.
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1.
Setup is now ready to install the utility. Click Next.
2.
Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
Supported Software
3.
Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation
tips then click Next.
5.
After completing installation, click Finish to exit
setup.
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Intel Graphics Drivers
To install the driver, click “Intel Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1.
Setup is now ready to install the graphics driver.
Click Next.
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 7 / Windows Vista desktop appears. The “blank screen” period is the time Windows is testing the graphics
performance.
We recommend that you
skip this process by disabling this function then
click Next.
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Supported Software
2.
Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
3.
Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation
tips then click Next.
4.
Setup is now installing the
driver. Click Next to continue.
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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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Audio Drivers
To install the driver, click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu.
1.
Setup is now ready to install the driver. Click Next.
2.
Follow the remainder of the
steps on the screen; clicking “Next” each time you
finish a step.
3.
Click “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installation to take effect.
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LAN Drivers
To install the driver, click “LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
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1.
Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
2.
Click “I accept the terms in
the license agreement” then
click “Next”.
3.
Select the program features
you want installed then
click Next.
Supported Software
4.
Click Install to begin the
installation.
5.
After completing installation, click Finish.
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MyGuard Hardware Monitor for Windows
To install the driver, click “MyGuard Hardware Monitor for Windows” on the main
menu.
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1.
Setup is ready to install the
utility. Click Next.
2.
Click Install to begin installation.
3.
After completing installation, click Finish to exit
setup.
Supported Software
4.
4
Run the MyGuard utility
to view and configure the
system’s temperature, fan
speed, voltage, etc.
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Supported Software
Intel Matrix Storage Manager Utility
Intel Matrix Storage Manager 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.
If the SATA drive is not configured in the BIOS to AHCI
mode, the screen on the right
will appear. Make sure to select
AHCI in the “Configure SATA#1
as” field prior to installing the
utility.
To install the utility, click “Intel Matrix Storage Manager Utility” on the main
menu.
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1.
Setup is now ready to install the utility. Click Next.
2.
Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
Supported Software
3.
Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation
tips then click Next.
4.
Setup is now installing the
utility. Click Next to continue.
5.
Click “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” then
click Finish.
4
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installation to take effect.
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Supported Software
AHCI For F6 During Windows Setup Floppy Driver
You need to prepare an AHCI driver floppy diskette that you will need when you
install the AHCI driver during Windows 7 / Windows Vista installation.
1.
Click “AHCI For F6 During Windows Setup Floppy
Driver” on the main menu.
Windows Explorer will appear showing the locations
of the installation files.
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Click the Organize menu
then click “Select All”.
3.
Insert a blank floppy diskette into a floppy disk
drive.
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Right click on the files then
select Floppy Disk Drive.
The system will format and
write the necessary driver
files into the diskette.
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Installing the AHCI Driver During Windows 7 / Windows Vista Installation
The AHCI driver must be installed during Windows 7 / Windows Vista installation.
This is required in order to be able to install the operating system onto a hard
drive that is configured in AHCI mode.
Note:
The illustrations below were captured from the Windows 7 operating system. Except for slight differences in their screen appearance, the installation procedure is also the same for Windows Vista.
When you insert the operating system’s installation disc into an optical drive, the
message Press any key to boot from CD or DVD will appear. Press Enter.
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1.
Enter the preferred language and other preferences then click Next.
2.
Click Install Now.
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3.
Click “I accept the license
terms” then click Next.
4.
Click Custom (advanced) to
install a new copy of Windows.
5.
Select Load Driver then
click Next.
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6.
Insert the installation media
containing the driver files
then click OK.
7.
Select the driver then click
Next.
8.
The system is currently
installing Windows. Your
computer will restart several times during the installation.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0
To install, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0” on the main menu.
1.
Click Next to install to the
destination folder or click
Change Destination folder
to select another folder.
2.
Click Install to begin installation.
3.
Click Finish to exit installaion.
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Drivers for Windows XP System
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 (Main Board Utility CD) will appear.
If after inserting the CD, “Autorun” did not automatically start, please go directly
to the root directory of the CD and double-click “Setup”.
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver
To install the driver, click “Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver” on the main menu.
1.
Click “I accept the agreement” then click Next.
2.
To start installation, click
Next.
3.
Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to take
effect.
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Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Note:
Before installing Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, 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 Agreement” then
click Install.
2.
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Setup is now installing the
driver.
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3.
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Click Exit.
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Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
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.
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1.
Setup is now ready to install the utility. Click Next.
2.
Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
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3.
Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation
tips then click Next.
4.
Setup is now installing the
driver. Click Next to continue.
5.
Click “Yes, I want to restart
this computer now” then
click Finish.
4
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installation to take effect.
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Intel Graphics Drivers
To install the driver, click “Intel Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
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1.
To start installation, click
Next.
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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4. Setup is now installing the
driver. Click Next to continue.
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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Audio Drivers
To install the driver, click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu.
1.
Setup is now ready to install the audio driver. Click
Next.
2.
Follow the remainder of the
steps on the screen; clicking “Next” each time you
finish a step.
3.
Click “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installation to take effect.
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LAN Drivers
To install the driver, click “LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
1.
Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
2.
Click “I accept the terms in
the license agreement” then
click “Next”.
3.
Select the program features
you want installed then
click Next.
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4.
Click Install to begin the
installation.
5.
After completing installation, click Finish.
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MyGuard Hardware Monitor
To install the driver, click “MyGuard Hardware Monitor” on the main menu.
1.
Setup is ready to install the
utility. Click Next.
2.
Click Install to begin installation.
3.
Setup is currently installing
the utility.
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4.
After completing installation, click Finish to exit
setup.
5.
Run the MyGuard utility
to view and configure the
system’s temperature, fan
speed, voltage, etc.
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Intel Matrix Storage Manager Utility
Intel Matrix Storage Manager 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.
If the SATA drive is not configured in the BIOS to AHCI
mode, the screen on the right
will appear. Make sure to select
AHCI in the “Configure SATA#1
as” field prior to installing the
utility.
To install the utility, click “Intel Matrix Storage Manager Utility” on the main
menu.
1.
Setup is now ready to install the utility. Click Next.
2.
Read the Warning information carefully then click
Next.
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3.
Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
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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6.
4
Click “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installation to take effect.
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AHCI For F6 During Windows Setup Floppy Driver
You need to prepare an AHCI driver floppy diskette that you will need when you
install the AHCI driver during Windows XP installation.
1.
Click “AHCI For F6 During Windows Setup Floppy
Driver” on the main menu.
Windows Explorer will appear showing the locations
of the installation files.
2.
Click the Edit menu then
click “Select All”.
3.
Insert a blank floppy diskette into a floppy disk
drive.
4.
Right click on the files then
select Floppy Disk Drive.
The system will format and
write the necessary driver
files into the diskette.
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Installing the AHCI Driver During Windows XP Installation
The AHCI driver must be installed during Windows XP installation. This is required
in order to be able to install the operating system onto a hard drive that is configured in AHCI mode.
1.
When you insert the operating system’s installation disc into an optical drive,
the message Press any key to boot from CD will appear. Press Enter.
2.
The message Setup is inspecting your computer’s hardware configuration will appear.
3.
Press F6 when prompted in the status line with the “Press F6 if you need to
install a third party SCSI or RAID driver” message.
4.
Press S to “Specify Additional Device”.
4.
Insert the floppy disk, containing the AHCI driver, into a floppy drive.
5.
Select Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller then press Enter.
You have successfully installed the driver. However you must continue installing
the OS. Leave the floppy disk in the floppy drive until the system reboots itself
because Windows setup will need to copy the files again from the floppy disk
to the Windows installation folders. After Windows setup has copied these files
again, remove the floppy diskette so that Windows setup can reboot as needed.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0
To install, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0” on the main menu.
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1.
Click Next to install to the
destination folder or click
Change Destination folder
to select another folder.
2.
Click Install to begin installation.
3.
Click Finish to exit installaion.
Hot Keys for Graphics Display
A
Appendix A - Hot Keys for Graphics Display
Hot Keys for Windows 7 / Windows Vista System
The integrated graphics driver
provides hot keys that allow
ease in adjusting the graphics
display screen.
Click Display then General Settings to configure a display
device.
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Hot Keys for Graphics Display
Click Display then Multiple
Displays to configure multiple
display devices.
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Hot Keys for Windows XP System
The integrated graphics driver
provides hot keys that allow
ease in adjusting the graphics
display screen.
Click Display then General Settings to configure a display
device.
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Hot Keys for Graphics Display
Click Display then Multiple
Displays to configure multiple
display devices.
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Appendix B - nLite and AHCI Installation Guide
nLite
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.
Important:
Due to it’s coding with Visual.Net, you may need to first install .NET
Framework prior to installing nLite.
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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Insert the XP installation
disc into an optical drive.
5.
Launch nLite. The Welcome
screen will appear. Click
Next.
6.
Click Next to temporarily
save the Windows installation files to the designated
default folder.
If you want to save them
in another folder, click
Browse, select the folder
and then click Next.
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Click Next.
8.
In the Task Selection dialog box, click Drivers and
Bootable ISO. Click Next.
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10.
Click Insert and then select Multiple driver folder
to select the drivers you
will integrate. Click Next.
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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If you are uncertain of
the southbridge chip used
on your motherboard, select all RAID/AHCI controllers and then click OK.
12.
Click Next.
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The program is currently
integrating the drivers
and applying changes to
the installation.
14.
When the program is finished applying the changes, click Next.
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To create an image, select
the Create Image mode
under the General section
and then click Next.
16.
Or you can choose to
burn it directly to a disc
by selecting the Direct
Burn mode under the
General section.
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Select the optical device
and all other necessary
settings and then click
Next.
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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.
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AHCI
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.
4.
Open Device Manager and
right click on one of the
Intel Serial ATA Storage
Controllers, then select Update Driver.
If the controller you selected did not work, try
selecting another one.
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In the Hardware Update
Wizard dialog box, select
“No, not this time” then
click Next.
6.
Select “Install from a list
or specific location (Advanced)” and then click
Next.
7.
Select “Don’t search. I
will choose the driver
to install” and then click
Next.
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Click “Have Disk”.
9.
Select C:\AHCI\iaAHCI.inf
and then click Open.
10.
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Select the appropriate
AHCI Controller of your
hardware device and then
click Next.
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A warning message appeared because the selected SATA controller did
not match your hardware
device.
Ignore the warning and
click Yes to proceed.
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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.
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