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Dfi NP100-N16C Manual
NP100-N16C
System Board
User’s Manual
A09840037
Copyright
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makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents or use
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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.
© 2010. All Rights Reserved.
Trademarks
All trademarks and registered trademarks of products appearing in this manual
are the properties of their respective holders.
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.............................................................................. 7
Warranty
........................................................................................... 7
Static Electricity Precautions.............................................................. 8
Safety Measures.................................................................................. 8
About the Package............................................................................. 9
Before Using the System Board......................................................... 9
Chapter 1 - Introduction................................................................. 10
Specifications................................................................................. 10
Features . ..................................................................................... 12
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation................................................... 15
System Board Layout..................................................................... 15
System Memory............................................................................ 16
Installing the DIM Module.......................................................... 17
Jumper Settings............................................................................. 19
Clear CMOS Data...................................................................... 19
PS/2 Power Select..................................................................... 20
USB Power Select...................................................................... 21
Panel Power Select.................................................................... 22
CompactFlash Card Setting........................................................ 23
COM 3 RS232/RS422/RS485 Select............................................. 24
COM 2 RS232/Power Select........................................................ 25
Power-on Select........................................................................ 26
Rear Panel I/O Ports. .................................................................... 27
PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports.......................................... 28
COM (Serial) Ports.................................................................... 29
VGA Port.................................................................................. 31
DVI-I Port................................................................................ 32
RJ45 LAN Ports......................................................................... 33
USB Ports................................................................................ 34
Audio ..................................................................................... 36
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I/O Connectors............................................................................. 38
CD-in Internal Audio Connector.................................................. 38
S/PDIF Connector...................................................................... 39
LVDS LCD Panel Connector......................................................... 40
LCD/Inverter Power Connector.................................................... 40
Digital I/O Connector................................................................. 42
SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors..................................................... 43
IDE Connector.......................................................................... 44
FDD (Floppy Disk Drive) Connector............................................. 46
Cooling Fan Connector............................................................... 48
Chassis Instrusion Connector .................................................... 49
Power Connector....................................................................... 50
Standby LED............................................................................ 51
Front Panel Connectors.............................................................. 52
Expansion Slots........................................................................ 53
Battery.................................................................................... 54
CompactFlash Socket................................................................. 55
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup................................................................... 56
Award BIOS Setup Utility............................................................... 56
Standard CMOS Features........................................................... 57
Advanced BIOS Features............................................................ 61
Advanced Chipset Features......................................................... 66
Integrated Peripherals............................................................... 70
Power Management Setup.......................................................... 78
PnP/PCI Configurations.............................................................. 81
PC Health Status....................................................................... 83
Load Fail-Safe Defaults.............................................................. 84
Load Optimized Defaults............................................................ 85
Set Supervisor Password............................................................ 86
Set User Password.................................................................... 87
Save & Exit Setup..................................................................... 88
Exit Without Saving................................................................... 89
Updating the BIOS. ....................................................................... 90
Chapter 4 - Supported Software
.................................................... 92
Drivers for Windows 7 / Windows Vista System. ............................. 93
Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility..................................... 93
Intel Graphics Drivers................................................................ 95
Audio Drivers............................................................................ 98
LAN Drivers.............................................................................. 99
Hardware Monitor for Windows................................................. 100
Intel Matrix Storage Manager Utility.......................................... 105
F6 Floppy Configuration Utility.................................................. 108
Installing the AHCI Driver During Windows 7 / Windows Vista
Installation............................................................................. 110
Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3........................................................ 114
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Drivers for Windows XP System.................................................. 115
Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility...................................
Intel Graphics Drivers..............................................................
Audio Drivers..........................................................................
LAN Drivers............................................................................
Hardware Monitor for Windows.................................................
Intel Matrix Storage Manager Utility..........................................
F6 Floppy Configuration Utility..................................................
Installing the AHCI Driver During Windows XP Installation...........
Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver...................................................
Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3........................................................
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126
127
128
Appendix A - NLITE and AHCI Installation Guide........................ 129
Appendix B - Watchdog Timer...................................................... 141
Appendix C - System Error Message............................................ 144
Appendix D - Troubleshooting....................................................... 146
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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
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.
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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.
Battery:
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
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About the Package
The system board package contains the following items. If any of these items are
missing or damaged, please contact your dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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One
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
system board
IDE cable
USB cable
Serial ATA data cable
Serial ATA power cable
bracket mounted with a COM port
I/O shield
user’s manual
CD
QR (Quick Reference)
The system board and accessories in the package may not come similar to the
information listed above. This may differ in accordance to the sales region or
models in which it was sold. For more information about the standard package in
your region, please contact your dealer or sales representative.
Before Using the System Board
Before using the system board, prepare basic system components.
If you are installing the system board in a new system, you will need at least the
following internal components.
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A CPU
Memory module
Storage devices such as hard disk drive, 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
Specifications
Processor
• Intel® AtomTM N270 (Diamondville SC) processor
• 1.6GHz core frequency, 1.10V voltage
• 2.5W thermal design power
• 512KB on-die second level cache
• 533-MT/s FSB
• 22x22 mm, 1.0 mm ball pitch and 437 balls FCBGA
Chipset
• Intel® chipset
- Northbridge: Intel® 945GSE GMCH
- Southbridge: Intel® 82801GBM ICH7M
System Memory
• One 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socket
• Maximum memory supports up to 2GB
• Supports 400MHz and 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Expansion Slots
• 1 PCI Express x1 slot
• 1 PCI slot
Graphics
• 133/166MHz internal graphics core render frequency at
1.05V core voltage
• One SDVO port (Port B)
- SDVO slot reversal not supported
• Supports 18-bit dual-channel LVDS
• Supports CRT resolutions up to SXGA+
Audio
• Realtek ALC262 2-channel High Definition Audio
• Two 24-bit stereo DACs and three 20-bit stereo ADCs
• S/PDIF input/output interface
LAN
• Two Realtek RTL8111C PCI Express Gigabit controllers
• Supports 10Mbps, 100Mbps and 1Gbps data transmission
• IEEE 802.3 (10/100Mbps) and IEEE 802.3ab (1Gbps) compliant
Serial ATA
• Two SATA ports with independent DMA operation supported
on ports 0 and 2
• Two-mode operation supports legacy mode using I/O space
or an AHCI mode using memory space
• SATA and PATA can be used in a combined function mode
(When SATA is used with PATA, AHCI mode is not supported.)
IDE
• Bus Master IDE (PATA) controller
• Supports up to two IDE devices
• Ultra ATA 100/66/33
Rear Panel I/O • 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
• 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
Ports
• 2 DB-9 serial ports
• 1 DB-15 VGA port
• 1 DVI-I port (DVI-D signal only)
• 2 RJ45 LAN ports
• 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
• Mic-in, line-in and line-out
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I/O Connectors
•1
•2
•2
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•2
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
TPM - TRUSTED
PLATFORM
MODULE
(optional)
• Provides a Trusted PC for secure transactions
• Provides software license protection, enforcement and password protection
BIOS
• Award BIOS
• 8Mbit SPI interface BIOS
Energy Efficient
Design
• Supports ACPI specification 2.0/1.0
• Supports ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM) function
• Wake-On-Events include:
- Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake up by PCI card
- PCI Express PME
- USB KB/MS wake up from S3
- Wake-On-Ring
- RTC timer to power-on the system
• Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology
• AC power failure recovery
Damage Free
Intelligence
• Monitors CPU/system temperature and overheat alarm
• Monitors CPU(V)/3.3V/5V/12V/VBAT(V) voltages and failure
alarm
• Monitors system fan speed and failure alarm
• Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage and
fan speed
• Watchdog timer function
Temperature
• 0oC to 60oC
1
CompactFlash socket
connectors for 4 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
connectors for 2 additional external serial ports
LVDS LCD panel connector
LCD/inverter power connector
DIO connector
front audio connector for line-out and mic-in jacks
CD-in internal audio connector
S/PDIF connector
Serial ATA connectors
40-pin IDE connector
20-pin ATX power connector
front panel connector
chassis intrusion connector
fan connector
Humidity
• 10% to 90%
PCB
• 6-layers, Mini-ITX form factor
• 170mm (6.7”) x 170mm (6.7”)
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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.
CompactFlash
The system board is equipped with the CompactFlashTM socket 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.
DDR2
DDR2 is a higher performance DDR technology whose data transfer rate delivers
bandwidth of 4.3 GB per second and beyond. That is twice the speed of the conventional DDR without increasing its power consumption. DDR2 SDRAM modules
work at 1.8V supply compared to 2.6V memory voltage for DDR modules. DDR2
also incorporates new innovations such as the On-Die Termination (ODT) as well
as larger 4-bit pre-fetch against DDR which fetches 2 bits per clock cycle.
Graphics
The Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset features an integrated 32-bit 3D graphics
engine based on the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 architecture; delivering sophisticated graphics for large display applications. Graphics interfaces such
as single-channel SDVO, VGA and dual-channel LVDS support multiple graphics
display options.
PCI Express
PCI Express is a high bandwidth I/O infrastructure that possesses the ability to
scale speeds by forming multiple lanes. The x1 PCI Express lane supports transfer rate of 2.5 Gigabytes (250MBbps) per second which is nearly 4 times faster
than the traditional PCI.
S/PDIF
S/PDIF is a standard audio file transfer format that transfers digital audio signals to a device without having to be converted first to an analog format. This
prevents the quality of the audio signal from degrading whenever it is converted
to analog. S/PDIF is usually found on digital audio equipment such as a DAT
machine or audio processing device. The S/PDIF connector on the system board
sends surround sound and 3D audio signal outputs to amplifiers and speakers
and to digital recording devices like CD recorders.
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Serial ATA
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0a specification.
With speed of up to 150MB/s, it improves hard drive performance faster than the
standard parallel ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s.
Gigabit LAN
The two Realtek RTL8111C PCI Express Gigabit controllers support up to 1Gbps
data transmission.
USB
The system board supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. USB 1.1 supports 12Mb/
second bandwidth while USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/second bandwidth providing a
marked improvement in device transfer speeds between your computer and a
wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
Wake-On-Ring
This feature allows the system that is in the Suspend mode or Soft Power Off
mode to wake-up/power-on to respond to calls coming from an external modem
or respond to calls from a modem PCI card that uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal to remotely wake up the PC.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-LAN
This feature allows the network to remotely wake up a Soft Power Down (SoftOff) PC. It is supported via the onboard LAN port or via a PCI LAN card that uses
the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal. However, if your system is in the
Suspend mode, you can power-on the system only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-PS/2
This function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on
the system.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
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Wake-On-USB
This function allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB
ports, the 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5V_standby power source of your
power supply must support ≥2A.
RTC Timer
The RTC installed on the system board allows your system to automatically power-on on the set date and time.
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.
With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off the system at
once by pressing the power button or selecting “Standby” when you shut down
Windows® without having to go through the sometimes tiresome process of
closing files, applications and operating system. This is because the system is
capable of storing all programs and data files during the entire operating session
into RAM (Random Access Memory) when it powers-off. The operating session will
resume exactly where you left off the next time you power-on the system.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Power Failure Recovery
When power returns after an AC power failure, you may choose to either poweron the system manually or let the system power-on automatically.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
System Board Layout
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 KB
COM 1
COM 2
1
PS/2 power
select (JP1)
2
6
1
5
1
System fan
DDR2 DIMM
LCD/Inverter
power
2
Panel power
select (J13)
10
1
6
5
2
1
Intel
Intel
945GSE
39
ATX power
Atom N270
LVDS LCD
panel
CF card setting (JP7)
DVI-I port
(DVI-D signal
only)
Chrontel
CH7307C
20
1
40
VGA
DVI-I
Standby LED
COM2 RS232/Power
select (JP10)
Chassis open
1
1
1
11
Power-on
select (JP8)
1
Front panel
1
1
FDD
1
USB 0-3 power
select (JP2)
LAN 2
USB 3
USB 2
1
Battery
USB 4-7 power
select (JP4)
CD-in
Mic-in
Line-in
Line-out
Clear CMOS
(JP5)
Intel
ICH7M
CompactFlash
LAN 1
USB 1
USB 0
1
SPI Flash BIOS
1
Front audio
1
DIO
S/PDIF
1
SATA 2
1
1
Realtek
ALC262
SATA 0
USB 6-7
USB 4-5
1
2
1
1
1
COM 4
19
2
1
9
2
1
6 5
COM 3
9
2 1
PCI
PCIE
COM 3
setting
(JP9)
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Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your system board, processor,
disk drives, add-in boards, 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.
System Memory
Important:
When the Standby 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.
Standby LED
DIMM
1
1
The system board supports one 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socket.
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Installing the DIM Module
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble
the actual board. These illustrations are for reference only.
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 DDR2 socket on the board.
4.
Push the “ejector tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the side.
Ejector tab
Ejector tab
DIMM socket
5.
Note how the module is keyed to the socket.
Notch
Key
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6.
Grasping the module by its edges, position the module above the socket with
the “notch” in the module aligned with the “key” on the socket. The keying
mechanism ensures the module can be plugged into the socket in only one
way.
7.
Seat the module vertically, pressing it down firmly until it is completely seated in the socket.
8.
The ejector tabs at the ends of the socket will automatically snap into the
locked position to hold the module in place.
Hardware Installation
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Jumper Settings
Clear CMOS Data
1 2 3
JP5
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
1 2 3
1
1
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.
1.
Power-off the system and unplug the power cord.
2.
Set JP5 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP5 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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PS/2 Power Select
JP1
3
3
2
1
2
1
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
1
2-3 On:
5V_standby
1
JP1 is used to select the power of the PS/2 keyboard/mouse port. Selecting
5V_standby will allow you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to wake up
the system.
BIOS Setting
Configure the PS/2 keyboard/mouse wake up function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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USB Power Select
1 2 3
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
USB 0-3
(JP2)
1 2 3
2-3 On:
5V_standby
1
USB 4-7
(JP4)
1
3
3
2
1
2
1
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
2-3 On:
5V_standby
JP2 (for USB 0-3) and JP4 (for USB 4-7) 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.
BIOS Setting
“USB KB Wake-Up From S3” in the Power Management Setup submenu of the
BIOS must be set to Enabled. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB
ports, the 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5V_standby power source of your
power supply must support ≥2A.
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Panel Power Select
1
1
J13
6
5
6
5
6
5
4
3
4
3
4
3
2
1
2
1
2
1
1-2 On: 12V
3-4 On: 5V
5-6 On: 3.3V
(default)
J13 is used to select the power supplied to the LCD panel.
Important:
Before powering-on the system, make sure J13’s setting matches the
LCD panel’s specification. Selecting the incorrect voltage will seriously
damage the LCD panel.
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CompactFlash Card Setting
JP7
1
1 2 3
1 2 3
1-2 On: Master
(default)
2-3 On:
Slave
1
JP7 is used to set the CompactFlash card to Master or Slave mode.
Note:
We do not recommend using IDE devices and CF card at the same time.
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COM 3 RS232/RS422/RS485 Select
6 5
1
JP9
1
1
2
JP9 is used to configure COM 3 to RS232, RS422 (Full Duplex) or RS485.
The pin function of COM 3 will vary according to the jumper’s setting.
JP9
6
5
6
5
6
5
4
3
4
3
4
3
2
1
2
1
2
1
5-6 On: RS485
3-4 On: RS422
Full Duplex
1-2 On: RS232
(default)
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N.C.
N.C.
DATA2
1
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
9
DATA+
N.C.
N.C.
9
N.C.
N.C.
N.C.
RXD2
1
TXD+
N.C.
RI-
RTS-
TD
GND
DCD-
9
RXD+
2
1
TXD-
DSRCTS-
RD
DTR-
COM 3
Hardware Installation
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COM 2 RS232/Power Select
2 4
6
1 3
5
JP10
1
1
JP10
2 4
6
2 4
6
1 3 5
3-5, 4-6 On:
RS232 with power
1 3 5
1-3, 2-4 On:
RS232 standard
(default)
DCDRD
TD
DTRGND
+5V
RD
TD
DTRGND
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9
6 7 8 9
DSRRTSCTSRI-
DSRRTSCTS+12V
COM 2
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Power-on Select
1 2 3
JP8
1-2 On:
Power-on via
power button
(default)
1 2 3
1
1
2-3 On:
Power-on via
AC power
JP8 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 JP8 pins 2 and 3 to On. If
you want to use the power button, set pins 1 and 2 to On.
When using the JP8 “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, JP8 must be set to pins 2-3 and the
“PWRON After PWR-Fail” in CMOS is set to “On”.
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Rear Panel I/O Ports
PS/2
Mouse
COM 2
LAN 1
LAN 2
VGA
Mic-in
Line-in
Line-out
PS/2
K/B
COM 1
DVI-I
(DVI-D signal only)
USB 0-1
USB 2-3
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
2 COM ports
VGA port
DVI-I port (DVI-D signal only)
2 LAN ports
4 USB ports
Mic-in jack
Line-in jack
Line-out jack
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PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 KB
1
1
These ports are used to connect a PS/2 mouse and a PS/2 keyboard. The PS/2
mouse port uses IRQ12. If a mouse is not connected to this port, the system will
reserve IRQ12 for other expansion cards.
Important:
Make sure to turn off your computer prior to connecting or disconnecting
a mouse or keyboard. Failure to do so may damage the system board.
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard
or PS/2 mouse to power-on the system. To use this function:
•
Jumper Setting
JP1 must be set to “2-3 On: 5V_standby”. Refer to “PS/2 Power Select” in
this chapter for more information.
•
BIOS Setting
Configure the PS/2 keyboard/mouse wake up function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter
3 for more information.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
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COM (Serial) Ports
COM 2
COM 1
1
1
COM 4
COM 3
DSRCTS-
RD
1 2 3 4 5
DTR-
DCDRD
TD
DTRGND
COM 1, COM 2 and COM 4 are fixed at RS232.
2
1
DSRRTSCTSRI-
RI-
RTS-
TD
GND
DCD-
6 7 8 9
9
COM 4
COM 1 and COM 2
COM 3’s pin definition will vary according to JP9’s settings. Refer to “COM 3
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.
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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 a 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 Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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VGA Port
VGA
1
1
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 the onboard VGA in the Advanced Chipset Features 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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DVI-I Port
DVI-I
1
1
The DVI-I port is used to connect an LCD monitor. This port supports DVI-D signal only.
Connect the display device’s cable connector to the DVI-I port. After you plug the
cable connector into the port, gently tighten the cable screws to hold the connector in place.
BIOS Setting
Configure the display device in the Advanced Chipset Features submenu of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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RJ45 LAN Ports
LAN 1
LAN 2
1
1
The LAN ports allow the system board to connect to a local area network by
means of a network hub.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard LAN ports in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Onboard Device” section) 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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USB Ports
USB 1
USB 0
1
USB 3
1
USB 4-5
10
2
1
9
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
Key
USB 6-7
+Data
GND
N. C.
VCC
-Data
USB 2
USB allows data exchange between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
The system board is equipped with four onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The USB 4-5
and USB 6-7 connectors allow you to connect 4 additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The
additional USB ports may be mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the cardedge bracket to an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then insert the
USB port cables to a connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard USB in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“USB Device
Setting” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system to use the
USB device. Refer to your operating system’s manual or documentation for more
information.
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Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use a USB keyboard or
USB mouse to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. To
use this function:
•
Jumper Setting
JP2 and/or JP4 must be set to “2-3 On: 5V_standby”. Refer to “USB Power
Select” in this chapter for more information.
•
BIOS Setting
“USB KB Wake-Up From S3” in the Power Management Setup submenu of the
BIOS must be set to Enabled. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB
ports, the 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5V_standby power source of your
power supply must support ≥2A.
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Audio
Rear audio
Mic-in
Line-in
1
N.C.
Mic2-JD
Key
Line2-JD
GND
Line-out
10
9
Front audio
Mic2-L
Mic2-R
Line2-R
Front_IO_Sense
Line2-L
2
1
1
Rear Audio
The system board is equipped with 3 audio jacks. A jack is a one-hole connecting
interface for inserting a plug.
•
Mic-in Jack (Pink)
This jack is used to connect an external microphone.
•
Line-in Jack (Light Blue)
This jack is used to connect any audio devices such as Hi-fi set, CD player,
tape player, AM/FM radio tuner, synthesizer, etc.
•
Line-out Jack (Lime)
This jack is used to connect a headphone or external speakers.
Front Audio
The front audio connector allows you to connect to the second line-out and micin jacks that are at the front panel of your system.
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BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard audio in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Onboard
Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the audio driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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I/O Connectors
CD-in Internal Audio Connector
Ground
Ground
Left audio
channel
1
Right audio
channel
4
1
1
The CD-in connector is used to receive audio from a CD-ROM drive, TV tuner or
MPEG card.
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S/PDIF Connector
SPDIF out
Key Ground
+5V
1
SPDIF in
1
1
5
The S/PDIF connector is used to connect an external S/PDIF port. Your S/PDIF
port may be mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to
an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then connect the audio cable
to the S/PDIF connector. Make sure pin 1 of the audio cable is aligned with pin 1
of the S/PDIF connector.
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LVDS LCD Panel Connector
LCD/Inverter Power Connector
8
2
1
1
LCD/Inverter
power
40
39
1
1
LVDS LCD
panel
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.
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LVDS LCD Panel Connector
Pins
Function
Pins
1
GND
2
GND
3
N. C.
4
N. C.
5
N. C.
6
N. C.
7
GND
8
GND
9
LVDS_Out2+
10
LVDS_Out6+
11
LVDS_Out2-
12
LVDS_Out6-
13
GND
14
GND
15
LVDS_Out1+
16
LVDS_Out5+
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
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Panel Power
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Panel Power
40
Panel Power
Function
LCD/Inverter Power Connector
Pins Function
1
GND
2
GND
3
Panel Inverter Brightness Voltage Control
4
Panel Power
5
+3.3V
6
Panel Backlight On/Off Control
7
+12V
8
+12V
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Digital I/O Connector
1
1
2
1
19
The Digital I/O connector provides powering-on function to an external device
that is connected to this connector.
Digital I/O Connector
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Pins
Function
Pins
Function
1
GND
2
+12V
3
DIO7
4
+12V
5
DIO6
6
GND
7
DIO5
8
VCC
9
DIO4
10
VCC
11
DIO3
12
GND
13
DIO2
14
V_5P0_STBY
15
DIO1
16
V_5P0_STBY
17
DIO0
18
GND
19
GND
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SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors
1
7
1
GND
RXP
RXN
GND
TXN
TXP
GND
1
SATA 0
SATA 2
The Serial ATA connectors are used to connect Serial ATA devices. Connect one
end of the Serial ATA cable to a SATA connector and the other end to your Serial
ATA device.
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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IDE Connector
40
1
39
1
2
1
Important:
We do not recommend using IDE devices and CF card at the same time.
The IDE connector is used to connect hard drives. The connector on the IDE
cable can be inserted into this connector only if pin 1 of the cable is aligned with
pin 1 of this connector.
The IDE connector supports 2 devices, a Master and a Slave. Use an IDE ribbon
cable to connect the drives to the system board. An IDE ribbon cable have 3
connectors on them, one that plugs into the IDE connector on the system board
and the other 2 connects to IDE devices. The connector at the end of the cable is
for the Master drive and the connector in the middle of the cable is for the Slave
drive.
Note:
Refer to your disk drive user’s manual for information about selecting
proper drive switch settings.
Adding a Second IDE Disk Drive
When using two IDE drives, one must be set as the master and the other as the
slave. Follow the instructions provided by the drive manufacturer for setting the
jumpers and/or switches on the drives.
The system board supports Enhanced IDE or ATA-2, ATA/33, ATA/66 and ATA/100
hard drives. We recommend that you use hard drives from the same manufacturer. In a few cases, drives from two different manufacturers will not function
properly when used together. The problem lies in the hard drives, not the system
board.
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Important:
If you encountered problems while using an ATAPI CD-ROM drive that is
set in Master mode, please set the CD-ROM drive to Slave mode. Some
ATAPI CD-ROMs may not be recognized and cannot be used if incorrectly
set in Master mode.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard IDE in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“OnChip IDE
Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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FDD (Floppy Disk Drive) Connector
1
1
26
1
The system board is equipped with a 26-pin FPC type FDD connector. Only connect a 1.44MB slim-type floppy disk drive. Refer to the next page for the pin
function of this connector.
Connecting the FDD Cable
Insert one end of the FDD cable into the FDD connector and the other end of
the cable to the floppy drive. Pin 1 of the cable must align with pin 1 of the FDD
connector.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable this function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO
Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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FPC Type FDD Connector
Pins
Function
Pins
Function
1
5V
2
INDEX#
3
5V
4
DR0#
5
5V
6
DSKCH#
7
N. C.
8
N. C.
N. C.
10
MTR0#
11
N. C.
12
DIR#
13
DRVDE0
14
STEP#
15
GND
16
WDATA#
17
GND
18
WGATE#
19
GND
20
TRK0#
21
GND
22
WRPRO#
23
GND
24
RDATA#
25
GND
26
HDSEL#
9
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Cooling Fan Connector
1
3
Ground Sense
Power
1
1
The fan connector is used to connect a cooling fan. The cooling fan will provide
adequate airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the CPU and system 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 for more information.
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Chassis Instrusion Connector
1
2
Ground
Chassis
signal
1
1
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.
Hardware Monitor for Windows
Install the “Hardware Monitor for Windows” 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 “Hardware Monitor for
Windows” section in chapter 4 for more information.
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Power Connector
10 20
+12V
+5V
5VSB
PW-OK
+5V
-5V
GND
GND
+5V
GND
GND
GND
+5V
PS-ON
GND
GND
3.3V
-12V
3.3V
3.3V
1 11
1
1
Connect a 20-pin ATX main power connector from the power supply unit to the
ATX power connector. The system board requires a minimum of 120 Watt power
supply to operate. We recommend that you use a power supply that complies
with the ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide Version 1.1.
Important
The system board consumes a minimal amount of power. Due to its low
power consumption, you only need a 120W to 150W power supply. Every
power supply has its minimum load of power. If you use a greater than
150W power supply, the power consumed by the system board may not
attain its minimum load causing instability to the entire system.
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Standby LED
Standby
LED
1
1
This LED will lit red when the system is in the standby mode. It indicates that
there is power on the system board. Power-off the PC then unplug the power
cord prior to installing any devices. Failure to do so will cause severe damage to
the motherboard and components.
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Front Panel Connectors
12 11
PWR-BTN
RESET-SW
HDD-LED
PWR-LED
1
1
2 1
HDD-LED - HDD LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
RESET SW - Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the system.
PWR-BTN - Power Switch
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
N. C.
1
N. C.
PWR-LED
2
4
6
HDD-LED
3
5
HDD Power
Signal
PWR-BTN
8
10
GND
Signal
RESET SW
7
9
Ground
RST Signal
11
N. C.
Key
12
Key
N. C.
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Pin
Pin Assignment
LED Power
LED Power
Signal
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Expansion Slots
1
PCI
1
PCI Express
x1
PCI Express x1
Install PCI Express cards such as network cards or other cards that comply to the
PCI Express specifications into the PCI Express x1 slot.
PCI Slot
The PCI slot supports expansion cards that comply with PCI specifications. You
can install a PCI expansion card or a customized riser card designed for 1, 2 or
3 PCI slots expansion (for low profile PCI card only) into the PCI slot.
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Battery
Battery
1
1
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
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•
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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CompactFlash Socket
CompactFlash
socket
1
1
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.
Important:
We do not recommend using IDE devices and CF card at the same time.
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BIOS Setup
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
Award BIOS Setup Utility
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is a program that takes care of the basic level of communication between the processor and peripherals. In addition,
the BIOS also contains codes for various advanced features found in this system
board. This chapter explains the Setup Utility for the Award BIOS.
After you power up the system, the BIOS message appears on the screen and
the memory count begins. After the memory test, the following message will appear on the screen:
Press DEL to enter setup
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.
When you press <Del>, the main menu screen will appear.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility

Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password

Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password

Power Management Setup
Save & Exit Setup

PnP/PCI Configurations
Exit Without Saving

PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
↑ ↓ → ←:
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
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Standard CMOS Features
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Standard CMOS Features” and press <Enter>. A
screen similar to the one below will appear.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features




Date <mm:dd:yy>
Time <hh:mm:ss>
Thu, Apr 16 2009
9 : 3 : 54
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
None
None
None
None
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
0
0
1
1
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Drive A
None
Video
Halt On
EGA/VGA
All Errors
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
2086912K
2087936K
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

Change the day, month,
year and century
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
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 1999 to 2099.
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.
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IDE Channel 0 Master to IDE Channel 1 Slave
To configure the IDE drives, move the cursor to a field then press <Enter>. The
following screen will appear.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press Enter
IDE Channel 0 Master
Access Mode
Auto
Auto
Capacity
Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value

To auto-detect the
HDD’s size, head... on
this channel
0MB
0
0
0
0
0
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
↑↓→←:
Item Help
Menu Level
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F5: Previous
Values
F6: Fail-Safeonly.
Defaults
F7: Optimized
The settings
on the
screen are for reference
Your version may
not be Defaults
identical to
this one.
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Detects the parameters of the drive. The parameters will automatically be
shown on the screen.
IDE Channel 0 Master to IDE Channel 1 Slave
If you select ”Auto”, the BIOS will auto-detect the HDD & CD-ROM drive at
the POST stage and show the IDE for the HDD & CD-ROM drive. If a hard
disk has not been installed, select “None”.
Access Mode
For hard drives larger than 528MB, you would typically select the LBA type.
Certain operating systems require that you select CHS or Large. Please check
your operating system’s manual or Help desk on which one to select.
Capacity
Displays the approximate capacity of the disk drive. Usually the size is
slightly greater than the size of a formatted disk given by a disk checking
program.
Cylinder
This field displays the number of cylinders.
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Head
This field displays the number of read/write heads.
Precomp
This field displays the number of cylinders at which to change the write timing.
Landing Zone
This field displays the number of cylinders specified as the landing zone for
the read/write heads.
Sector
This field displays the number sectors per track.
Drive A
This field identifies the type of floppy disk drive installed.
None
No floppy drive is installed
360K, 5.25 in.
5-1/4 in. standard drive; 360KB capacity
1.2M, 5.25 in.
5-1/4 in. AT-type high-density drive; 1.2MB capacity
720K, 3.5 in.
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 720KB capacity
1.44M, 3.5 in.
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 1.44MB capacity
2.88M, 3.5 in.
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 2.88MB capacity
Video
This field selects the type of video adapter used for the primary system monitor.
Although secondary monitors are supported, you do not have to select the type.
The default setting is EGA/VGA.
EGA/VGA
Enhanced Graphics Adapter/Video Graphics Array. For EGA, VGA, SVGA and
PGA monitor adapters.
CGA 40
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 40-column mode.
CGA 80
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 80-column mode.
Mono
Monochrome adapter. Includes high resolution monochrome adapters.
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Halt On
This field determines whether the system will stop if an error is detected during
power up. The default setting is All Errors.
No Errors
The system boot will not stop for any errors detected.
All Errors
The system boot will stop whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error.
All, But Keyboard
The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error; it will stop for all other
errors.
All, But Diskette
The system boot will not stop for a disk error; it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Disk/Key
The system boot will not stop for a disk or keyboard error; it will stop for all
other errors.
Base Memory
Displays the amount of base (or conventional) memory installed in the system.
The value of the base memory is typically 512K for systems with 512K memory
installed on the motherboard or 640K for systems with 640K or more memory
installed on the motherboard.
Extended Memory
Displays the amount of extended memory detected during boot-up.
Total Memory
Displays the total memory available in the system.
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Advanced BIOS Features
The Advanced BIOS Features 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.
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Press Enter
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Hard Disk
CDROM
LAN
Enabled
Enabled
On
Fast
Disabled
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Setup
Enabled
1.4
Non-OS2
Disabled
Item Help
Menu Level
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Select Removable Boot
Device Priority
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CPU Feature
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Virus Warning
CPU L1 & L2 Cache
Hyper-Threading Technology
Quick Powe-on Self Test
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Gate A20 Option
Typematic Rate Setting
x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
x Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
x APIC Mode
MPS Version Control For OS
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
Small Logo(EPA) Show
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Advanced BIOS Features
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The screen above list all the fields available in the Advanced BIOS Features submenu,
for ease of reference in this manual. In the actual CMOS setup, you have to use the
scroll bar to view the fields. The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your
version may not be identical to this one.
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CPU Feature
This field is used to configure the CPU that is installed on the system board.
Move the cursor to this field then press <Enter>.
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CPU Feature
Delay Prior to Thermal
Limit CPUID MaxVal
C1E Function
Execute Disable Bit
Item Help
16 Min
Disabled
Auto
Enabled
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Menu Level
F10: Save

ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Delay Prior To Thermal
This field is used to select the time that would force the CPU to a 50% duty
cycle when it exceeds its maximum operating temperature therefore protecting the CPU and the system board from overheating to ensure a safe computing environment..
Limit CPUID MaxVal
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 lesser than 3.
C1E Function
The options are Auto and Disabled.
Execute Disable Bit
When this field is set to Disabled, it will force the XD feature flag to always
return to 0.
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Hard Disk Boot Priority
This field is used to select the boot sequence of the hard drives. Move the cursor
to this field then press <Enter>. Use the Up or Down arrow keys to select a device then press <+> to move it up or <-> to move it down the list.
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Hard Disk Boot Priority
1. Bootable Add-in
Cards
Item Help
Menu Level

Use <↑> or <↓> to select
a device, then press <+>
to move it up, or <-> to
move it down the list.
Press <ESC> to exit this
menu.
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Virus Warning
This field protects the boot sector and partition table of your hard disk drive.
When this field is enabled, the Award BIOS will monitor the boot sector and partition table of the hard disk drive. If an attempt is made to write to the boot sector or partition table of the hard disk drive, the BIOS will halt the system and an
error message will appear.
After seeing the error message, if necessary, you will be able to run an anti-virus
program to locate and remove the problem before any damage is done. Many
disk diagnostic programs which attempt to access the boot sector table will cause
the warning message to appear. If you are running such a program, we recommend that you first disable this field.
CPU L1 and L2 Cache
This field is used to speed up the memory access. Enable the external cache for
better performance.
Hyper-Threading Technology
This field is used to enable the functionality of an Intel® processor that supports
Hyper-Threading Technology and will appear only when using this processor.
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Quick Power On Self Test
This field speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) after you power on the system.
When Enabled, the BIOS will shorten or skip some check items during POST.
First Boot Device, Second Boot Device, Third Boot Device and Boot Other
Device
Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the “First Boot Device” “Second Boot Device” and “Third Boot Device” fields respectively. The BIOS will boot
the operating system according to the sequence of the drive selected. Set “Boot
Other Device” to Enabled if you wish to boot from another device.
Boot Up Floppy Seek
When enabled, the BIOS will check whether the floppy disk drive installed is 40
or 80 tracks. Note that the BIOS cannot distinguish between 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M
and 2.88M drive types as they are all 80 tracks. When disabled, the BIOS will not
search for the type of floppy disk drive by track number. Note that there will not
be any warning message if the drive installed is 360KB.
Boot Up NumLock Status
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.
Gate A20 Option
This entry allows you to select how gate A20 is handled. Gate A20 is a device
used to address memory above 1 Mbyte. Initially, gate A20 was handled via the
keyboard controller. Today, while keyboards still provide this support, it is more
common, and much faster, for the system chipset to provide support for gate
A20.
Typematic Rate Setting
Disabled
Continually holding down a key on your keyboard will cause the BIOS to report that the key is down.
Enabled
The BIOS will not only report that the key is down, but will first wait for a
moment, and, if the key is still down, it will begin to report that the key has
been depressed repeatedly. For example, you would use such a feature to
accelerate cursor movements with the arrow keys. You can then select the
typematic rate and typematic delay in the “Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)” and
“Typematic Delay (Msec)” fields below.
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Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This field allows you to select the rate at which the keys are accelerated.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
This field allows you to select the delay between when the key was first depressed and when the acceleration begins.
Security Option
This field determines when the system will prompt for the password - everytime
the system boots or only when you enter the BIOS setup. Set the password in
the Set Supervisor/User Password submenu.
System
The system will not boot and access to Setup will be denied unless the correct password is entered at the prompt.
Setup
The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied unless the correct
password is entered at the prompt.
APIC Mode
Leave this field in its default setting.
MPS Version Control for OS
This field is used to select the MPS version used by the system.
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
This field allows you to access the memory that is over 64MB in
tions are: Non-OS2 and OS2.
OS/2. The op-
Small Logo(EPA) Show
Enabled
The EPA logo will appear during system boot-up.
Disabled
The EPA logo will not appear during system boot-up.
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Advanced Chipset Features
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x
x
x
x
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DRAM Timing Selectable
CAS Latency Time
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
DRAM RAS# Precharge
Precharge Delay <tRAS>
System Memory Frequency
SLP_S4# Assertion Width
System BIOS Cacheable
Video BIOS Cacheable
Memory Hole At 15M-16M
PCI Express Root Port Func
By SPD
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
4 to 5 Sec.
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Press Enter
** VGA Setting **
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size
DVMT Mode
DVMT/FIXED Memory Size
Boot Display
Panel Scaling
Panel Number
8MB
DVMT
128MB
Auto
Auto
3 : 1024*768 (18 bit)
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Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
This section gives you functions to configure the system based on the specific
features of the chipset. The chipset manages bus speeds and access to system
memory resources. These items should not be altered unless necessary. The
default settings have been chosen because they provide the best operating conditions for your system. The only time you might consider making any changes
would be if you discovered some incompatibility or that data was being lost while
using your system.
DRAM Timing Selectable
This field is used to select the timing of the DRAM.
By SPD
The EEPROM on a DIMM has SPD (Serial Presence Detect) data structure that
stores information about the module such as the memory type, memory size,
memory speed, etc. When this option is selected, the system will run according to the information in the EEPROM. This option is the default setting because it provides the most stable condition for the system. The “CAS Latency
Time” to “System Memory Frequency” fields will show the default settings by
SPD.
Manual
If you want better performance for your system other than the one “by SPD”,
select “Manual” then select the best option in the “CAS Latency Time” to
“System Memory Frequency” fields.
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CAS Latency Time
This field is used to select the local memory clock periods.
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
This field is used to select the latency between the DRAM active command and
the read/write command.
DRAM RAS# Precharge
This field is used to select the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to
the DRAM.
Precharge Delay (tRAS)
The options are Auto and 4 to15.
System Memory Frequency
This field is used to select the frequency of the system memory.
SLP_S4# Assertion Width
The options are 1 to 2 Sec., 2 to 3 Sec., 3 to 4 Sec. and 4 to 5 Sec.
System BIOS Cacheable
When this field is enabled, accesses to the system BIOS ROM addressed at
F0000H-FFFFFH are cached, provided that the cache controller is enabled. The
larger the range of the Cache RAM, the higher the efficiency of the system.
Video BIOS Cacheable
As with caching the system BIOS, enabling the Video BIOS cache will allow access to video BIOS addresssed at C0000H to C7FFFH to be cached, if the cache
controller is also enabled. The larger the range of the Cache RAM, the faster the
video performance.
Memory Hole At 15M-16M
In order to improve system performance, certain space in memory can be reserved for ISA cards. This memory must be mapped into the memory space
below 16MB. When enabled, the CPU assumes the 15-16MB memory range is
allocated to the hidden ISA address range instead of the actual system DRAM.
When disabled, the CPU assumes the 15-16MB address range actually contains
DRAM memory. If more than 16MB of system memory is installed, this field must
be disabled to provide contiguous system memory.
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PCI Express Root Port Func
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PCI Express Root Port Func
PCI Express Port 1
PCI-E Compliancy Mode
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Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Auto
v1.0a
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
PCI Express Port 1
This field is used to enable or disable the PCI Express port function.
PCI-E Compliancy Mode
This field is used to select the mode for the PCI Express add-in card.
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size
This field is used to select the onboard VGA’s frame buffer size that is shared
from the system memory.
DVMT Mode
The options are DVMT, Fixed and Both.
DVMT/Fixed Memory Size
This field is used to select the graphics memory size used by DVMT/Fixed mode.
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Boot Display
This field is used to select the type of display to use when the system boots.
CRT
Select this option if you want the system to boot the CRT display.
LVDS
Select this option if you want the system to boot the LCD flat panel display.
CRT+LVDS
Select this option if you want the system to boot both the CRT and LCD flat
panel display.
DVI
Select this option if you want the system to boot the NP1-DVI daughterboard’s DVI-D’s display.
CRT+DVI
Select this option if you want the system to boot both the CRT and NP1-DVI
daughterboard’s DVI-D’s display.
Panel Scaling
This options are Auto, On and Off.
Panel Number
This field is used to select the type of panel that you are using.
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Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
OnChip IDE Device
Onboard Device
Super IO Device
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Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
OnChip IDE Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following screen will appear.
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OnChip IDE Device
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Auto
Auto
IDE HDD Block Mode
IDE DMA Transfer Access
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
IDE Primary Master UDMA
IDE Primary Slave UDMA
On-Chip Serial ATA Setting
***
x SATA Mode
On-Chip Serial ATA
x PATA IDE Mode
SATA Port
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F5: Previous Values
***
IDE
Auto
Secondary
P0, P2 is Primary
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
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If your IDE hard drive
supports block mode
Select Enabled for
automatic detection of
the optimal number of
block read/writes per
sector the drive can
support
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
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IDE HDD Block Mode
Enabled
The IDE HDD uses the block mode. The system BIOS will check the hard disk
drive for the maximum block size the system can transfer. The block size will
depend on the type of hard disk drive.
Disabled
The IDE HDD uses the standard mode.
IDE DMA Transfer Access
This field is used to enable or disable the DMA transfer function of an IDE
hard drive.
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
This field allows you to enable or disable the primary and secondary IDE controller. The default is Enabled. Select Disabled if you want to add a different
hard drive controller
IDE Primary Master/Slave UDMA
These fields allow you to set the Ultra DMA in use. When Auto is selected,
the BIOS will select the best available option after checking your hard drive
or CD-ROM
Auto
The BIOS will automatically detect the settings for you.
Disabled
The BIOS will not detect these categories.
SATA Mode
IDE
This option configures the Serial ATA drives as Parallel ATA storage devices.
AHCI
This option allows the Serial ATA devices to use AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface).
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On-Chip Serial ATA
Disabled
Disables the onboard SATA.
Auto
The system will detect the existing SATA and IDE drives then automatically
set them to the available master/slave mode.
Combined Mode
This option allows you to combine both IDE and SATA drives; supporting
maximum of 2 drives on each channel.
Enhanced Mode
This option allows you to use both IDE and SATA drives; allowing a maximum
of 4 drives - 1 IDE Master, 1 IDE Slave and 2 SATA.
SATA Only
This option automatically sets the SATA drives to Primary Master mode. Since
the SATA drives are in Master mode, you cannot set the IDE drive to Master
mode.
PATA IDE Mode and SATA Port
This field is used to select the function mode for the IDE connector and its
relation to the SATA ports.
Primary
IDE serves as Primary Master and Primary Slave channel. SATA 1 and SATA 2
serve as Secondary Master and Secondary Slave channel.
Secondary
IDE serves as Secondary Master and Secondary Slave channel. SATA 1 and
SATA 2 serve as Primary Master and Primary Slave channel.
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Onboard Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following screen will appear.
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Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Press Enter
Onboard LAN1 Control
Onboard LAN2 Control
Onboard PXE ROM Control
Azalia Audio Control
USB Device Setting
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Onboard LAN1 Control and Onboard LAN2 Control
These fields are used to enable or disable the onboard LAN controllers.
Onboard PXE ROM Control
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 <Shift> and <F10> keys simultaneously when prompted during boot-up. Take note: you will be able to access
the boot ROM’s program (by typing <Shift> + <F10>) only when this field is
enabled.
Azalia Audio Control
Enabled
Enables the onboard Azalia CODEC.
Disabled
Disables the onboard audio. Disable the onboard audio when using an audio
PCI card.
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USB Device Setting
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following screen will appear.
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USB Device Setting
USB 1.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller
USB Operation Mode
USB Keyboard Function
USB Mouse Function
USB Storage Function
Enabled
Enabled
High Speed
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
*** USB Mass Storage Device Boot Setting ***
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Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

[Enable] or [Disable]
Universal Host
Controller Interface
for Universal Serial
Bus.
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
USB 1.0 Controller
This field is used to enable or disable the Universal Host Controller Interface
(USB 1.0).
USB 2.0 Controller
This field is used to enable or disable the Enhanced Host Controller Interface
(USB 2.0).
USB Operation Mode
This field is used to select the USB’s operation mode. The options are Full/
Low Speed and High Speed.
USB Keyboard Function
Due to the limited space of the BIOS ROM, the support for legacy USB keyboard (in DOS mode) is by default set to Disabled. With more BIOS ROM
space available, it will be able to support more advanced features as well as
provide compatibility to a wide variety of peripheral devices.
If a PS/2 keyboard is not available and you need to use a USB keyboard to
install Windows (installation is performed in DOS mode) or run any program
under DOS, set this field to Enabled.
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USB Mouse Function
Due to the limited space of the BIOS ROM, the support for legacy USB mouse
(in DOS mode) is by default set to Disabled. With more BIOS ROM space
available, it will be able to support more advanced features as well as provide
compatibility to a wide variety of peripheral devices.
If a PS/2 mouse is not available and you need to use a USB mouse to install
Windows (installation is performed in DOS mode) or run any program under
DOS, set this field to Enabled.
USB Storage Function
This field is used to enable or disable the support for legacy USB mass storage.
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Super IO Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following screen will appear.
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Super IO Device
Power On Function
x Hot Key Power ON
Onboard FDC Controller
PWRON After PWR-Fail
Onboard Serial Port 1
Serial Port 1 Use IRQ
Onboard Serial Port 2
Serial Port 2 Use IRQ
Onboard Serial Port 3
Serial Port 3 Use IRQ
Onboard Serial Port 4
Serial Port 4 Use IRQ
W83627DHG.WDT Time
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
BUTTON ONLY
Ctrl-F1
Enabled
Off
3F8
IRQ4
2F8
IRQ3
3E8
IRQ10
2E8
IRQ11
0
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Power On Function
This field allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on
the system.
Keyboard 98
When this option is selected, press the “wake up” key of the Windows 98
compatible keyboard to power-on the system.
Button only
Default setting. Uses the power button to power on the system.
Hot Key
When this option is selected, select the function key you would like to use to
power-on the system in the “Hot Key Power On” field.
Mouse Left
When this option is selected, double-click the left button of the mouse to
power-on the system.
Mouse Right
When this option is selected, double-click the right button of the mouse to
power-on the system.
Any Key
Press any key to power-on the system.
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Hot Key Power On
This field is used to select a function key that you would like to use to power-on the system.
Onboard FDC Controller
Enabled
Enables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Disabled
Disables the onboard floppy disk controller.
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.
Onboard Serial Port 1/2/3/4
3F8, 2F8, 3E8, 2E8
Allows you to manually select an I/O address for the serial port.
Disabled
Disables the serial port.
Important:
The touch screen is internally connected to COM 3. If the LCD Display Panel supports touch screen, leave the “Onboard Serial Port
3” field in its default setting because a default address has already
been assigned to this port. Make sure COM 3 is not attached with a
serial device.
Serial Port 1/2/3/4 Use IRQ
These fields are used to select an IRQ for the onboard serial port 1, 2, 3 or
4.
W83627DHG.WDT Time
This field is used to select the time interval of the Watchdog timer. If the
system hangs or fails to function, it will reset at the set time interval so that
your system will continue to operate.
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Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure your system to most effectively save energy.
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ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
Soft-Off By PWR-BTTN
Wake-Up by PCI Card
Wake-Up by Ring
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
Resume By Alarm
x Date(of Month) Alarm
x Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Enabled
S3(STR)
Instant-Off
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
0
0:0:0
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
ACPI Function
This function should be enabled only in operating systems that support ACPI.
ACPI Suspend Type
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.
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Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
This field allows you to select the method of powering off your system.
Delay 4 Sec.
Regardless of whether the Power Management function is enabled or disabled,
if the power button is pushed and released in less than 4 sec, the system enters the Suspend mode. The purpose of this function is to prevent the system
from powering off in case you accidentally “hit” or pushed the power button.
Push and release again in less than 4 sec to restore. Pushing the power button for more than 4 seconds will power off the system.
Instant-Off
Pressing and then releasing the power button at once will immediately power
off your system.
Wake-Up By PCI Card
Enabled
This field should be set to Enabled only if your PCI card such as LAN card or
modem card uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal to remotely
wake up the system. Access to the LAN card or PCI card will cause the system to wake up. Refer to the card’s documentation for more information.
Disabled
The system will not wake up despite access to the PCI card.
Wake-Up By Ring
When this field is set to Enabled, the system will power-on to respond to calls
coming from a modem.
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
This field, when enabled, allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse to
wake up a system that is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. This can be
configured only if the “ACPI Suspend Type” field is set to “S3(STR)”.
Resume By Alarm
Enabled
When Enabled, you can set the date and time you would like the Soft Power
Down (Soft-Off) PC to power-on in the “Date (of Month) Alarm” and “Time
(hh:mm:ss) Alarm” fields. However, if the system is being accessed by incoming calls or the network (Resume On Ring/LAN) prior to the date and
time set in these fields, the system will give priority to the incoming calls or
network.
Disabled
Disables the automatic power-on function. (default)
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Date (of Month) Alarm
0
The system will power-on everyday according to the time set in the “Time
(hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
1-31
Select a date you would like the system to power-on. The system will poweron on the set date, and time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
This is used to set the time you would like the system to power-on. If you want
the system to power-on everyday as set in the “Date (of Month) Alarm” field, the
time set in this field must be later than the time of the RTC set in the Standard
CMOS Features submenu.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
This section shows how to configure the PCI bus system. It covers some very
technical items and it is strongly recommended that only experienced users
should make any changes to the default settings.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
Onboard
Disabled
Init Display First
Reset Configuration Data
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
Disabled
** PCI Express Relative Items **
Maximum Payload Size
128
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values

Auto(ESCD)
Press Enter
Resources Controlled By
x IRQ Resources
↑↓→←:
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Init Display First
Onboard
When the system boots, it will first initialize the onboard VGA.
PCI Slot
When the system boots, it will first initialize PCI.
Reset Configuration Data
Enabled
The BIOS will reset the Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) once
automatically. It will then recreate a new set of configuration data.
Disabled
The BIOS will not reset the configuration data.
Resources Controlled By
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capability to automatically configure all of
the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices.
Auto(ESCD)
The system will automatically detect the settings for you.
Manual
Choose the specific IRQ resources in the “IRQ Resources” field.
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IRQ Resources
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. Set each system interrupt to
either PCI Device or Reserved.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IRQ Resources
IRQ-3
IRQ-4
IRQ-5
IRQ-7
IRQ-9
IRQ-10
IRQ-11
IRQ-12
IRQ-14
IRQ-15
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

Legacy ISA for
devices compliant with
the original PC AT bus
specification. PCI/ISA
PnP for devices compliant with the Plug and
Play standard whether
designed for PCI or ISA
bus architecture.
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This field determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can work with PCI/
VGA or not. The default value is Disabled.
Enabled
MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA.
Disabled
MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards does not work with PCI/VGA.
Maximum Payload Size
This field is used to select the maximum TLP payload size of the PCI Express devices. The unit is byte.
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PC Health Status
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PC Health Status
Case Open Warning
Shutdown Temperature
Current System Temperature
Current CPU Temperature
Current System Fan Speed
Vcore
5V
1.05V
1.8V
+12V
VBAT (V)
Disabled
Disabled
32oC/89oF
41oC/105oF
0 RPM
0.90V
5.04V
1.06V
1.81V
11.88V
3.24V
Item Help
Menu Level

↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Case Open Warning
Set this field to Enabled to allow the system to alert you of a chassis intrusion
event.
Shutdown Temperature
You can prevent the system from overheating by selecting a temperature at
which the system will shutdown. If the system detected that its temperature exceeded the one set in this field, it will automatically shutdown. This function will
work only if your operating system supports the ACPI feature.
Current System Temperature to VBAT (V)
These fields will show the temperature, fan speed and output voltage of the
monitored devices or components.
Note:
The onboard hardware monitor function is capable of detecting “system
health” conditions but if you want a warning message to pop-up or a
warning alarm to sound when an abnormal condition occurs, you must
install the Hardware Monitor for Windows utility. This utility is included in
the CD that came with the system board. Refer to the Hardware Monitor
for Windows section in chapter 4 for more information.
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Load Fail-Safe Defaults
The “Load Fail-Safe Defaults” option loads the troubleshooting default values permanently stored in the ROM chips. These settings are not optimal and turn off all
high performance features. You should use these values only if you have hardware problems. Highlight this option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility

Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password

Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password

Power Management Setup

PnP/PCI Configurations

PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Save & Exit Setup
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)?
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
If you want to proceed, type <Y> and press <Enter>. The default settings will be
loaded.
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Load Optimized Defaults
The “Load Optimized Defaults” option loads optimized settings from the BIOS
ROM. Use the default values as standard values for your system. Highlight this
option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility

Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password

Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password

Power Management Setup

PnP/PCI Configurations

PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Save & Exit Setup
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)?
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Load Optimized Defaults
Type <Y> and press <Enter> to load the Setup default values.
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Set Supervisor Password
If you want to protect your system and setup from unauthorized entry, set a
supervisor’s password with the “System” option selected in the Advanced BIOS
Features. If you want to protect access to setup only, but not your system, set
a supervisor’s password with the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS
Features. You will not be prompted for a password when you cold boot the system.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and press <Enter>.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility

Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password

Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password

Power Management Setup
Save & Exit Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving


Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Change/Set/Disable Password
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same password. If you
type in a wrong password, you will be prompted to enter the correct password
again. To delete or disable the password function, highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and press <Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc>
key to return to the main menu.
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Set User Password
If you want another user to have access only to your system but not to setup,
set a user’s password with the “System” option selected in the Advanced BIOS
Features. If you want a user to enter a password when trying to access setup,
set a user’s password with the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS
Features.
Using user’s password to enter Setup allows a user to access only “Set User
Password” that appears in the main menu screen. Access to all other options is
denied.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set User Password” and press <Enter>.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility

Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password

Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password

Power Management Setup
Save & Exit Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving


Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Change/Set/Disable Password
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same password. If you
type in a wrong password, you will be prompted to enter the correct password
again. To delete or disable the password function, highlight “Set User Password”
and press <Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key to
return to the main menu.
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Save & Exit Setup
When all the changes have been made, highlight “Save & Exit Setup” and press
<Enter>.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility

Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password

Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password

Power Management Setup

PnP/PCI Configurations

PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Save & Exit Setup
SAVE to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)?
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Save Data to CMOS
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The modifications you have made will be written
into the CMOS memory, and the system will reboot. You will once again see the
initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to make additional changes to the
setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Del> simultaneously after memory testing is done.
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Exit Without Saving
When you do not want to save the changes you have made, highlight “Exit Without Saving” and press <Enter>.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility

Standard CMOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features
Set Supervisor Password

Integrated Peripherals
Set User Password

Power Management Setup

PnP/PCI Configurations

PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Save & Exit Setup
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)?Exit
N Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Abandon All Data
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The system will reboot and you will once again see
the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to make any changes to the
setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Del> simultaneously after memory testing is done.
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Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash utility, AWDFLASH.EXE. Please contact technical support or your sales representative for the
files.
1.
Save the new BIOS file along with the flash utility AWDFLASH.EXE to a floppy
disk.
2.
Reboot the system and enter the Award BIOS Setup Utility to set the first
boot drive to “Floppy”.
3.
Save the setting and reboot the system.
4.
After the system booted from the floppy disk, execute the flash utility by typing AWDFLASH.EXE. The following screen will appear.
Award BIOS Flash Utility V.8.15B
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
(The current BIOS information will appear in this area.)
File Name to Program :
5.
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Type the new BIOS file name onto the gray area that is next to “File Name to
Program” then press <Enter>.
BIOS Setup
6.
3
The following will appear.
Do You Want to Save BIOS (Y/N)
This question refers to the current existing BIOS in your system. We recommend that you save the current BIOS and its flash utility; just in case you
need to reinstall the BIOS. To save the current BIOS, press <Y> then enter
the file name of the current BIOS. Otherwise, press <N>.
7.
The following will then appear.
Press “Y” to Program or “N” to Exit
8.
Press <Y> to flash the new BIOS.
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Chapter 4 - Supported Software
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities and software
applications required to enhance the performance of the system board.
Insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Mainboard Utility CD)
will appear. If after inserting the CD, “Autorun” did not automatically start (which
is, the Mainboard Utility CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root
directory of the CD and double-click “Setup”.
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Drivers for Windows 7 / Windows Vista System
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.
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.
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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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.
4
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.
1.
Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
2.
Click Install to begin the
installation.
3.
After completing installation, click Finish.
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Hardware Monitor for Windows
The Hardware Monitor for Windows utility is capable of monitoring the system’s
temperature, fan speed, voltage, etc. and allows you to manually set a range
(Highest and Lowest Limit) to the items being monitored. If the settings/values
are over or under the set range, a warning message will pop-up. The utility can
also be configured so that a beeping alarm will sound whenever an error occurs.
We recommend that you use the “Default Setting” which is the ideal setting that
would keep the system in good working condition.
To install the utility, click “Hardware Monitor for Windows” on the main menu.
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1.
Setup is now ready to install the utility. Click Next.
2.
Click Next to install or click
Browse to select another
folder.
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3.
Click Next to add the program icon to the Program
Folder.
4.
After completing installation, click Finish to exit
setup.
5.
Click Yes if you want to
create a Hardware Doctor
shortcut at your desktop.
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6.
Click “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the utility to take effect.
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Using the Hardware Monitor for Windows Utility
1.
On your desktop, right-click
the Hardware Doctor icon
and then select Properties.
2.
Select the Compatibility
tab, click “Run this program
as an administrator” then
click OK.
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You can now access the
utility.
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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.
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 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
utility. Click Next to continue.
5.
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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6.
4
Run the Intel Matrix Storage Console utility to view
the hard drives’ configuration.
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F6 Floppy Configuration Utility
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. You may
also choose to copy the installation files to a USB flash drive.
1.
Click “F6 Floppy Configuration Utility” on the main
menu.
Windows Explorer will appear showing the locations
of the installation files.
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2.
Click the Organize menu
then click “Select All”.
3.
Insert a blank formatted
floppy diskette into a floppy
disk drive or plug a USB
flash drive.
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4.
4
Right click on the files,
select “Send To” and then
select the floppy drive or
USB flash drive.
The system will copy the
selected files to the designated drive.
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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.
If you are using one optical drive only, take out the
Window’s installation disc
and then insert the CD that
came with the motherboard
package.
If you have another optical
drive, you can choose to
insert the provided CD to
that drive or plug the USB
flash drive that contains the
AHCI driver.
Click Browse.
7.
Locate for the optical drive
where you inserted the
CD. The AHCI driver is in
the \AHCI_RAID\F6FLOPPY\
F6FLPY32 of the CD.
Or locate for the USB flash
drive that contains the
AHCI driver.
After you have selected the
driver, click OK.
8.
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Select the driver then click
Next.
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9.
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If you are using one optical drive only, the warning
message “Windows cannot
be installed to this disk”
will appear. Remove the
AHCI driver CD and insert
the Windows installation
disc back in. You will not be
able to proceed yet because
the Next button is still gray.
You must first click Refresh.
Skip this step if the CD is
in another optical drive or
if you are using a USB flash
drive.
10.The Next button that was
initially gray will turn
black. Click Next to proceed.
11.The system is currently
installing Windows. Your
computer will restart several times during the installation.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3
To install, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3” 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.
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Drivers for Windows XP System
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.
1.
Setup is 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 more installation tips then click Next.
4.
After all setup operations
are done, click Next.
5.
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.
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 ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
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.
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LAN Drivers
To install the driver, click “Realtek LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
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1.
Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
2.
Click Install to begin the
installation.
3.
After completing installation, click Finish.
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Hardware Monitor for Windows
The Hardware Monitor for Windows utility is capable of monitoring the system’s
temperature, fan speed, voltage, etc. and allows you to manually set a range
(Highest and Lowest Limit) to the items being monitored. If the settings/values
are over or under the set range, a warning message will pop-up. The utility can
also be configured so that a beeping alarm will sound whenever an error occurs.
We recommend that you use the “Default Setting” which is the ideal setting that
would keep the system in good working condition.
To install, click “Hardware Monitor for Windows” on the main menu.
1.
Setup is now ready to install the utility. Click Next.
2.
Click Next to install or click
Change to select another
folder.
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3.
Click Install to begin the
installation.
4.
After completing installation, click Finish.
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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.
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
document
requirements
tion tips then
5.
Click “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” then
click Finish.
the
for
and
click
readme
system
installaNext.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
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F6 Floppy Configuration Utility
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 “F6 Floppy Configuration Utility” 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 formatted
floppy diskette into a floppy
disk drive.
4.
Right click on the files,
select “Send To” and then
select “3½ Floppy (A:)”.
The system will copy the
selected 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) ICH7M 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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Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver
To install, click “Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver” on the main menu.
1.
Click “I accept the agreement” then click Next.
2.
You are now ready to install
DirectX. Click Next.
3.
Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to take
effect.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3
To install the reader, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3” 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.
NLITE and AHCI Installation Guide
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Appendix A - 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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4.
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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9.Click Insert and then select Multiple driver folder
to select the drivers you
will integrate. 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. 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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integrating the drivers
and applying changes to
the installation.
14.
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15. 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.
Select the optical device
and all other necessary
settings and then click
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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.
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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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8.
Click “Have Disk”.
9.
Select C:\AHCI\iaAHCI.inf
and then click Open.
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10. Select the appropriate
AHCI Controller of your
hardware device and then
click Next.
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11. 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.
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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.
Watchdog Timer
B
Appendix B - Watchdog Timer
Watchdog Timer
The following parameters are references for setting the time interval of the
Watchdog Timer function. The system will regularly be “cleared” according to the
set time interval. If the system hangs or fails to function, it will also reset according to the time interval so that your system will continue to operate.
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.386
;------------------;Port defination
;------------------SuperIo_CFG_Port EQU
SuperIo_DAT_Port EQU
2Eh
;Super I/O Config port. (2Eh/4Eh)
SuperIo_CFG_Port + 1
WDT_Counter
10
EQU
; 1 to 255 (Sec./Min), 0 means disabled
mSuperio_Enter_Config
Macro
mov
dx, SuperIo_CFG_Port
mov
al, 87h
out
dx, al
NEWIODELAY
out
dx, al
endM
mSuperio_Exit_Config
Macro
mov
dx, SuperIo_CFG_Port
mov
al, 0AAh
out
dx, al
endM
mSuperio_GetSet_Reg
Macro RegIndex, AndMask, OrValue
mov
dx, SuperIo_CFG_Port
mov
al, RegIndex
out
dx, al
NEWIODELAY
mov
dx, SuperIo_DAT_Port
in
al, dx
NEWIODELAY
mov
ah, al
and
al, AndMask
or
al, OrValue
out
dx, al
NEWIODELAY
endM
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Watchdog Timer
mSuperio_Get_Reg Macro RegIndex
mov
dx, SuperIo_CFG_Port
mov
al, RegIndex
out
dx, al
NEWIODELAY
mov
dx, SuperIo_DAT_Port
in
al, dx
NEWIODELAY
endM
mSuperio_LDN_Select
Macro
LDN
mSuperio_Set_Reg 07h, LDN
endM
mSuperio_Set_Reg Macro RegIndex, SetValue
mov
dx, SuperIo_CFG_Port
mov
al, RegIndex
out
dx, al
NEWIODELAY
mov
dx, SuperIo_DAT_Port
mov
al, SetValue
out
dx, al
NEWIODELAY
endM
NEWIODELAY
out
endM
Macro
0EBh, al ;Dummy I/O output for delay
.code
start:
call
mov
int
W83627Hx_WDT
ah, 4ch
21h
W83627Hx_WDT
Proc
near
;LDN8
;CRF5[3] :RW 0/1 = WDTO Second/Minute
;CRF5[2] :RW 0/1 = Keyboard Reset Low/High when WDTO Timeout
;CRF6[7:0]:RW 00h = Disable , 01h~0FFh = 1~255 Sec/Min.
;CRF7[7] :RW 0/1 = Disable/Enable Mouse interrupt reset WDTO counting.
;CRF7[6] :RW 0/1 = Disable/Enable Keyboard interrupt reset WDTO counting.
;CRF7[5] :WO 1
= Force WDTO time out(Auto clear).
;CRF7[4] :RW 0/1 = WDTO time status TimeOut/Counting.
;CRF7[3:0]:RW 0~7 = Low IRQ for WDTO (Typical is 2, means SMI).
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B
mSuperio_Enter_Config
mSuperio_LDN_Select 08h
; PLED mode register, WDTO time unit as second, Keyboard reset when WDTO
time out
mSuperio_GetSet_Reg 0F5h, 11110111b, 00000100b
; , Disable MS/KB interrupt reset WDTO counting, IRQ2 for WDTO
mSuperio_GetSet_Reg 0F7h, 11111111b, 11000010b
; , WDTO Time out Value
mSuperio_Set_Reg 0F6h, WDT_Counter
mSuperio_Exit_Config
@@:
ret
W83627Hx_WDT
endP
end start
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System Error Message
Appendix C - System Error Message
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.
Error Messages
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:
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
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.
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
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.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
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.
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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Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
HDD initialization error.
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Sector Verify failed.
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller is pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
correctly
Manufacturing POST loop
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.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
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Troubleshooting
Appendix D - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Checklist
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.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter problems while
using your system are listed below.
1.
The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
2.
All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
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.
4.
The monitor is turned on.
5.
The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted properly.
6.
All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
7.
Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system and is set
up correctly.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
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1.
Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
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.
3.
Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the monitor and the
system’s display adapter.
4.
Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s brightness control knob.
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The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1.
The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical sync.
2.
Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that may be creating
a magnetic field around the display.
3.
Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
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.
Power Supply
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
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.
2.
Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is set for the
correct type of voltage you are using.
3.
The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord and install a
new one if necessary.
Floppy Drive
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1.
The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette and try again.
2.
The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not write-protected.
3.
You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path statement to make
sure you are writing to the targeted drive.
4.
There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another diskette with adequate storage space.
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Hard Drive
Hard disk failure.
1.
Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has been entered in
the BIOS.
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.
Excessively long formatting period.
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.
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.
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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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System Board
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.
2.
Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are properly set.
3.
Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the memory sockets.
4.
Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
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.
6.
If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and load the BIOS
defaults.
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