Dfi G5C100-NR Manual
G5C100-NR
System Board
User’s Manual
935-G5C104-500G
A94920743
Copyright
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FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• 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. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority
to operate the equipment.
2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with
the emission limits.
Table of Contents
About this Manual................................................................................
Warranty.................................................................................................
Static Electricity Precaution................................................................
Safety Measures.....................................................................................
About the Package...............................................................................
Before Using the System Board.........................................................
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Chapter 1 - Introduction.................................................................... 8
Specifications................................................................................................................................... 8
Features.............................................................................................................................................. 11
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation....................................................
System Board Layout ..........................................................................................................
System Memory..........................................................................................................................
CPU.......................................................................................................................................................
Jumper Settings............................................................................................................................
Rear Panel I/O Ports.............................................................................................................
I/O Connectors..........................................................................................................................
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup...................................................................... 65
Award BIOS Setup Utility................................................................................................. 65
Intel RAID BIOS........................................................................................................................104
Updating the BIOS..................................................................................................................105
Chapter 4 - Supported Softwares..................................................... 107
Drivers for Windows Vista System..........................................................................107
Drivers for Windows XP System..............................................................................127
Installation Notes.......................................................................................................................144
Chapter 5 - RAID................................................................................. 145
RAID Levels...................................................................................................................................145
Settings................................................................................................................................................146
Appendix A - Watchdog Timer.............................................................152
Appendix B - System Error Messages............................................... 153
Appendix C - Troubleshooting.......................................................... 155
Appendix D - Frequently Asked Questions................................... 159
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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Introduction
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.
;
;
;
;
;
;
;
;
;
;
The system board
A user’s manual
One IDE cable
One bracket mounted with 2 USB port cables
One Serial ATA data cable
One Serial ATA power cable
One “Main Board Utility” CD
Two AHCI/RAID driver floppy diskettes
One I/O shield
One Quick Reference guide (QR)
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
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Processor
• Intel® CoreTM Duo/Solo processor
Intel® CoreTM2 Duo processor
- 667MHz/533MHz system data bus
• Intel® Celeron® M processor
- 533MHz system data bus
• Processor socket: mPGA478A
Chipset
• Intel® chipset
- Northbridge: Intel® 945GM/945GME Express chipset
- Southbridge: Intel® ICH7R
System Memory
• Two 200-pin SODIMM sockets
• Supports dual channel (128-bit wide) memory interface
• Supports 400MHz, 533MHz and 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
• Suppor ts maximum of 4GB system memor y using 256Mbit,
512Mbit or 1Gbit technology for x8 and x16 devices
BIOS
• Award BIOS
• 4Mbit flash memory
Energy Efficient
Design
• Suppor ts ACPI specification and OS Directed Power Management
• Supports ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM) function
• Wake-On-Events include:
- Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
- Wake-On-Ring
- Wake-On-LAN
- RTC timer to power-on the system
• System power management supported
• CPU stopped clock control
• Microsoft®/Intel® APM 1.2 compliant
• Soft Power suppor ted - ACPI v1.0a specification
• AC power failure recovery
Damage Free
Intelligence
• Monitors CPU/system temperature and overheat alarm
• Monitors CPU(V)/3.3V/5V/12V/VBAT(V)/5VSB(V) voltages and
failure alarm
• Monitors CPU/system fan speed and failure alarm
• Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage and fan
speed
• Watchdog timer function
Introduction
Audio
• Realtek ALC655
• 16-bit stereo full-duplex codec with independent variable sampling rate
• High quality differential CD input
• True stereo line level outputs
• S/PDIF-out interface
• 5.1-channel audio output
Graphics
• Integrated graphics interface
- Analog CRT
- Integrated 400MHz RAMDAC
- Analog monitor supports up to UXGA
- LVDS interface
- Panel support up to UXGA (1600x1200)
- 25MHz-112MHz single/dual channel @ 18bpp, TFT panel
type support
- Rev. A: up to 1x18 bpp (single channel) / 2x18 bpp (dual
channel)
Rev. B: up to 1x24 bpp (single channel) / 2x24 bpp (dual
channel)
• Internal graphics features
- DVMT 3.0 support
- Intel® Dual-Frequency Graphics Technology
- Intel® Smart 2D Display Technology
- Dual Independent display pipes
- Intel Gen 3.5 Integrated Graphics Engine
LAN
• Two Marvell 88E8053 PCI Express Gigabit controllers
• Suppor ts 10Mbps, 100Mbps and 1Gbps data transmission
• IEEE 802.3 (10/100Mbps) and IEEE 802.3ab (1Gbps) compliant
Serial ATA
• Supports two Serial ATA interfaces which are compliant with
SATA 1.0a specification (3Gbps interface)
• RAID 0 and RAID 1
IDE
• Supports up to two IDE devices
• Supports Ultra ATA 100/66/33
Note: We do not recommend using IDE devices and CF card at
the same time.
Rear Panel I/O
Ports
• 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
• 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
• 3 DB-9 serial ports
• 1 DB-15 VGA port
• 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
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•2
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•2
CompactFlash socket
connectors for 4 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
connector for 1 external serial port
LCD brightness control connector
LVDS LCD panel connector
LCD/inverter power connector
LCD AUX power connector
DIO connector
front audio connector for line-out and mic-in jacks
CD-in internal audio connector
S/PDIF-out connector
connector for IrDA interface
Serial ATA connectors
40-pin IDE connector
floppy connector (FPC type)
20-pin ATX power connector
front panel connector
chassis open connector
fan connectors
Expansion Slots
• 1 PCI slot for PCI expansion card or customized riser card for 1,
2 or 3 PCI slots expansion
Temperature
• 0oC to 60oC
Humidity
• 10% to 90%
PCB
• 6 layers, Mini-ITX form factor
• 17cm (6.7") x 17cm (6.7")
Introduction
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Features
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.
watchdog timer
The system board is equipped with the
CompactFlash TM socket for inser ting 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 por table and desktop computers, digital cameras, handheld
data collection scanners, PDAs, Pocket PCs, handy terminals and personal communicators.
compactflash
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 prefetch against DDR which fetches 2 bits per clock cycle.
DDR2
The Intel 945GM/945GME northbridge chip comes
integrated with the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
950 delivering exceptional 3D graphics performance. It supports
analog CRT and LVDS interfaces.
graphics
The audio jacks at the rear panel will
support 5.1-channel audio only when the
audio utility is configured to support this function. The front audio’s
mic-in function will not work at this moment.
5.1-channel audio
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Introduction
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.
S/PDIF
SERIAL ATA Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant
with SATA 1.0a specification. With speed of up to
3Gbps, it improves hard drive performance faster than the standard
parallel ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s. The Intel chip
allows configuring RAID on Serial ATA drives. It supports RAID 0 and
RAID 1.
gigabit lan The Marvell 88E8053 Gigabit LAN chip supports
up to 1Gbps data transmission.
The system board is equipped with an IrDA connector for wireless connectivity between your computer
and peripheral devices. The IRDA (Infrared Data Association) specification supports data transfers of 115K baud at a distance of 1
meter.
irda
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.
USB
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.
wake-on-ring
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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This feature allows the network to remotely
wake up a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC.
It is supported via the onboard LAN port or via a PCI LAN card
that uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal. However,
if your system is in the Suspend mode, you can power-on the system
only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
wake-on-lan
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 sys-
tem.
Important:
The 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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.
wake-on-USB
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.
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 suppor t OS Direct Power Management. Currently, only Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista suppor ts the ACPI function. ACPI
when enabled in the Power Management Setup will allow you to use
the Suspend to RAM function.
ACPI STR
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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® 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista 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.
When power returns after an AC power failPower failure ure, you may choose to either power-on the
recovery
system manually or let the system power-on
automatically.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
System Board Layout
SODIMM 1 is a 90o socket located beneath SODIMM 2.
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Warning:
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
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Warning:
When the DRAM Power LED lit red, it indicates that power is
present on the DDR2 sockets. Power-off the PC then unplug the
power cord prior to installing any memory modules. Failure to do so
will cause severe damage to the motherboard and components.
DRAM
Power LED
SODIMM 2
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The system board is equipped with 2 SODIMM sockets. SODIMM
1 is a 90o socket located beneath SODIMM 2.
SODIMM 2
SODIMM 1
Side View
The two DDR2 SODIMM sockets on the system board are divided
into 2 channels:
Channel A - SODIMM 1
Channel B - SODIMM 2
The system board supports the following memory interface.
Single Channel (SC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 64 bits (8B) from the memory
channels.
Dual Channel (DC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 128 bits from the memory channels. Dual channel provides better system performance because it
doubles the data transfer rate.
Single Channel
• Only one channel is populated with
SODIMM.
• SODIMMs of different memory configurations are on different channels.
Dual Channel
• SODIMMs of the same memory configuration are on different channels.
BIOS Setting
Configure the system memory in the Advanced Chipset Features
submenu of the BIOS.
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Installing the DIM Module
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not
resemble the actual one. These illustrations are for reference
only.
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to
it has been powered down.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Locate the SODIMM 2 socket on the system board.
4. Push the “ejector tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to
the side.
Ejector
tab
Ejector
tab
SODIMM 2
5. Note how the module is keyed to the socket. Grasping the
module by its edges, position the SODIMM above the socket
with the “notch” in the module aligned with the “key” on the
socket. The key ensures the module can be plugged into the
socket in only one way.
Key
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6. Seat the module vertically, pressing it down firmly until it is completely seated in the socket. The ejector tabs at each end of the
socket will automatically snap into the locked position to hold
the SODIMM in place.
7. To install another SODIMM, locate the SODIMM 1 socket on the
system board.
8. Insert the module into the socket at an approximately 30 degrees angle. Note that the socket and module are both keyed,
which means the module can be plugged into the socket in only
one way.
9. To seat the module into the socket, apply firm even pressure to
each end of the module until it slips down into the socket. The
contact fingers on the edge of the module will almost completely
disappear inside the socket.
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10. Push down the module until the clips at each end of the socket
lock into position. You will hear a distinctive “click”, indicating the
module is correctly locked into position.
Clip
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Clip
Hardware Installation
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CPU
Overview
The system board is equipped with a surface mount mPGA478
CPU socket.
Installing the CPU
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to
it has been powered down.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Locate the mPGA478 socket on the system board.
X
4. Use a screwdriver to turn the screw to its unlock position.
Lock
Unlock
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5. Position the CPU above the socket. The gold triangular mark on
the CPU must align with pin 1 of the CPU socket.
Important:
1. Only Use Intel® CoreTM Duo/Solo processor or
Intel® Celeron® M processor manufactured on
65nm technology. Intel Pentium M and Intel Celeron
M processors manufactured on 0.13 micron and 90nm
technology are not supported. Installing an incompatible
processor will cause severe damage to both the processor and system board.
2. Handle the CPU by its edges and avoid touching the
pins.
Pin 1 of the socket
Gold
triangular
mark
6. Insert the CPU into the socket until it is seated in place. The
CPU will fit in only one orientation and can easily be inserted
without exerting any force. Use a screwdriver to turn the screw
to its lock position.
Important:
Do not force the CPU into the socket. Forcing the CPU into
the socket may bend the pins and damage the CPU.
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Installing the Fan and Heat Sink
The CPU must be kept cool by using a CPU fan with heat sink.
Without sufficient air circulation across the CPU and heat sink, the
CPU will overheat damaging both the CPU and system board.
Note:
• Use only certified fan and heat sink.
• Your fan and heat sink package usually contains the fan
and heat sink assembly, and an installation guide. If the installation procedure in the installation guide differs from the
one in this section, please follow the installation guide in the
package.
1. Match and insert the screw holes of the retention module base
to the mounting holes around the CPU socket from the bottom
through the top of the system board.
Screw hole
Screw hole
Screw hole
Screw hole
Buttom view of the system board
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2. Place the heat sink on top of the CPU. The 4 screws around the
heat sink must match the screw holes of the retention module
base. Refer to the figure below for the correct position of the
heat sink. This is important so that the fan / heat sink will provide adequate cooling to the components of the system board.
Turn each Phillips head screw half way down first to initially stabilize the heat sink onto the system board, then finally tighten each
screw.
Important:
Do not turn the first screw all the way down followed by
the next and so on. This is to avoid imbalance which might
cause cracks or fractures to the CPU and/or heat sink assembly.
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Important:
When you install the CPU fan and heat sink assembly, make
sure the assembly is positioned in such a way that the direction of the airflow blows towards the Northbridge. This is to
ensure optimum thermal condition and system performance.
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Jumper Settings
Clear CMOS Data
1
2 3
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
1
JP4
X
2 3
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 JP4 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP4
back to its default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Now plug the power cord and power-on the system.
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PS/2 Power Select
JP8
X
3
3
2
2
1
1
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
2-3 On:
5V_standby
JP8 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 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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USB Power Select
1
2 3
USB 1-4
(JP6)
X 1-2 On: 5V
(default)
1
USB 5-8
(JP5)
2 3
X 1-2 On: 5V
(default)
1
2 3
2-3 On:
5V_standby
1
2 3
2-3 On:
5V_standby
JP6 (for USB 1-4) and JP5 (for USB 5-8) 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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LCD/Inverter Settings
JP7
X
JP7 is used to select the power supplied to the LCD panel and to
configure the inverter.
LCD/Inverter Settings - JP7
Panel
5V
3.3V
12V
Power
Inverter On Level Inverter On/Off Select
1-3 On
5V
2-4 On Active Low 8-10 On
3-5 On
12V
4-6 On Active High 10-12 On
7-9 On
Important:
Before powering-on the system, make sure JP7’s setting
matches the LCD panel’s specification. Selecting the incorrect
voltage will seriously damage the LCD panel.
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LCD Brightness Control (Voltage Level Adjust)
J7
X1
3
1-2 On:
Increases the voltage level
2-3 On:
Decreases the voltage level
Use J7 to connect to the LCD Brightness Control button of the
LCD Display Panel. It is used to adjust the brightness of the LCD
Display Panel. Increasing or decreasing the voltage to control the
LCD panel’s brightness varies among Inverters. You must refer to the
Inverter’s specification to make the appropriate adjustment to the
brightness of the LCD panel.
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COM 4 RS232/RS485/AUX Select
JP11
X
JP11 is used to set COM 4 to RS-232 or RS-485. If the serial
device connected to this port requires 5V/12V power from the system board, set JP11 pins 1-3, 2-4, 9-11 and 10-12 to On.
COM 4 RS232/RS485/AUX Select
RS232 (default)
RS485
Auxiliary power
JP11
1-3, 2-4, 7-9, 8-10 On
3-5, 4-6, 7-9, 8-10 On
1-3, 2-4, 9-11 (12V),
10-12 (5V) On
The table below list the pin assignment of JP11.
1
N. C.
2
N. C.
3
EN232-
4
SIN4
5
GND
6
RS485
7
MDCD4-
8
MRI4-
9
X_MDCD4-
10
X_MRI4-
11
+12V
12
Vcc
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COM 2 RS232/AUX Select
JP10
2 4
6
2 4
6
1
5
1
5
X
3
3
3-5 (5V),
1-3, 2-4 On:
4-6 (12V) On:
RS232
Auxiliary power
(default)
COM 2 is an RS-232 port. If the serial device connected to this
port requires 5V/12V power from the system board, set JP10 pins
3-5 and 4-6 to On. Otherwise, leave this jumper’s setting at 1-3, 2-4
On.
The table below list the pin assignment of JP10.
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1
MRI2-
2
MDCD2-
3
X_MRI2-
4
X_MDCD2-
5
Vcc
6
+12V
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Power-on Select
1
2 3
1-2 On:
Power-on via
AC power
1
JP9
2 3
2-3 On:
Power-on via
X power button
(default)
JP9 is used to select the method of powering on the system. If you
want the system to power-on whenever AC power comes in, set
JP9 pins 1 and 2 to On. If you want to use the power button, set
pins 2 and 3 to On.
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Intel Core Duo/Solo, Core2 Duo CPU FSB Select
1
X
2 3
1
JP1
JP1
JP2
JP2
JP3
JP3
Auto Detect
FSB
2 3
533MHz FSB
Jumpers JP1, JP2 and JP3 are used to select the Front Side Bus of
the CPU.
Important:
• If you are using a CPU whose frequency has been locked
by the manufacturer, overclocking will have no effect.
• Overclocking may result to the CPU’s or system’s instability
and are not guaranteed to provide better system performance. If you are unable to boot your system due to
overclocking, make sure to set these jumpers back to their
default settings.
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Rear Panel I/O Ports
PS/2
Mouse
COM 1
COM 4
LAN 1
LAN 2
Mic-in
Line-in
Line-out
PS/2
K/B
COM 2
VGA
USB 1-2 USB 3-4
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
3 COM ports
VGA port
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
W
PS/2 Keyboard
The system board is equipped with an onboard PS/2 mouse
(Green) and PS/2 keyboard (Purple) ports - both at location CN8
of the system board. 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.
.
.
. . .
.
.
.
Warning:
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:
JP8 must be set to “2-3 On: 5V_standby”. Refer to “PS/2 Power
Select” in this chapter for more information.
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• BIOS Setting:
Configure the PS/2 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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Serial Ports
COM 1
W
COM 2
W
COM 4
9
CTSDSRDTRRD
2 1
RIRTSGND W
TD
DCD-
COM 3
The system board is equipped with 3 onboard serial ports at locations CN9 (COM 1 and COM 2) and CN1 (COM 4). It is also
equipped with a 9-pin connector at location J15 (COM 3). The serial
ports are RS-232 and/or RS-485 (COM 4 only) asynchronous communication ports with 16C550A-compatible UARTs that can be
used with modems, serial printers, remote display terminals, and
other serial devices.
To connect COM 3, please refer to the following description. The
serial port 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 cable connector to J15. Make sure the colored stripe
on the ribbon cable is aligned with pin 1 of J15.
Important:
If the LCD Display Panel that is connected to the LVDS LCD
Panel connector supports touch screen, DO NOT connect a
serial device to COM 3 because the touch screen function is
internally connected to COM 3.
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Jumper Setting
Use JP10 and/or JP11 to set COM 2 and/or COM 4 to RS-232
and/or RS-485. Refer to “COM 2 RS232/AUX Select” and “COM 4
RS232/RS485/AUX Select” in this chapter for more information.
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
W
VGA
The VGA port is used for connecting a VGA monitor. Connect the
monitor’s 15-pin D-shell cable connector to the VGA port (Blue) at
location CN1. 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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RJ45 Fast-Ethernet Port
LAN 1
W
LAN 2
W
The system board is equipped with 2 onboard RJ45 LAN ports.
These ports allow the system board to connect to a local area
network by means of a network hub.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard LAN 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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Universal Serial Bus Connectors
USB 2
USB 1
W
USB 3
W
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
N. C.
USB 4
10
9 W
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
Key
2
1
USB 7-8
USB 5-6
The system board supports 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports. USB allows data
exchange between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
Four onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports (Black) are at locations CN4 (USB
1-2) and CN3 (USB 3-4) of the system board.
The J5 (USB 5-6) and J6 (USB 7-8) 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 card-edge bracket to
an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then insert the
connector that is attached to the USB port cables to J5 and/or J6.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard USB in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Onboard Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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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.
Refer to chapter 4 for more information about installing the USB 2.0
driver.
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:
JP5 and/or JP6 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
Mic-in
Line-in
Line-out
W
10 9
AuD_L_Return
Key
AuD_R_Return
AuD_Vcc
GND
AuD_L_Out
N. C.
AuD_R_Out W
Mic Power
Mic
21
Front audio
Audio Jacks
The system board is equipped with 3 audio jacks at location CN5.
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.
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Front Audio
The front audio connector (J2) allows you to connect to the line-out
and mic-in jacks that are at the front panel of your system. Using the
line-out and mic-in jacks will disable the rear audio’s line-out and micin functions.
Remove the jumper caps from pins 5-6 and pins 9-10 prior to
connecting the front audio cable connector. Make sure pin 1 of the
cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of the front audio connector. If
you are not using this connector, make sure to replace the jumper
caps back to their original pin locations.
Pins 5-6 and 9-10 short
(default)
The front audio is disabled.
The rear audio is enabled.
Pins 5-6 and 9-10 open
The front audio is enabled.
The rear audio is disabled.
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
Right audio
channel
Ground
Ground
Left audio
channel
4
W
1
The CD-in connector (CDIN1) is used to receive audio from a CDROM drive, TV tuner or MPEG card.
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2
S/PDIF-out Connector
N.C.
GND
SPDIF out
Key
+5V
5
W
1
The S/PDIF-out connector (SPDIF1) is used to connect an external
S/PDIF-out port. Your S/PDIF-out port may be mounted on a cardedge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to an available slot at the
rear of the system chassis then connect the audio cable connector to
the S/PDIF-out connector. Make sure pin 1 of the audio cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of the connector.
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LVDS LCD Panel Connector
LCD/Inverter Power Connector
LCD AUX Power Connector
8
X
1
LCD/Inverter Power
X
1
3
LCD AUX Power
X
LVDS LCD Panel 1
The system board allows you to connect a LCD Display Panel by
means of the LVDS LCD panel connector (CN7) and the LCD/
Inverter power connector (CN6). These connectors transmit video
signals and power from the system board to the LCD Display Panel.
The LCD AUX power connector (J8) is used to connect auxiliary
power to the LCD panel.
Refer to the next page for the pin functions of these connectors.
Jumper Settings
Refer to the “Jumper Settings” section in this chapter for settings
relevant to the LCD panel.
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
Function
1
GND
2
GND
3
N. C. or LVDS_Out3+*
4
N. C. or LVDS_Out7+* “*” denotes for rev. B only.
5
N. C. or LVDS_Out3-*
6
N. C. or LVDS_Out7-*
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
COM3-(NDTR3-)
34
COM3-(NTD3)
35
COM3-(NRTS3-)
36
COM3-(XRI3-)
37
COM3-(NRD3)
38
COM3-(NDSR3-)
39
COM3-(NCTS3-)
40
COM3-(NDCD3-)
Note:
The LVDS LCD Panel connector includes the COM 3
signal to suppor t touch
screen. If the LCD Display
Panel that is connected to
this connector suppor ts
touch screen, DO NOT
connect a serial device to
COM 3.
LCD/Inverter Power Connector
Pins
Function
Pins
Function
8
+12V
4
Panel Power
7
+12V
3
Panel Inverter Brightness Voltage Control
6
Panel Backlight On/Off Control
2
GND
5
+3.3V
1
GND
LCD AUX Power Connector
Pins
Function
1
Panel Power
2
Ground
3
Panel Power
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Digital I/O Connector
1
2
19
X
The Digital I/O connector provides powering-on function of an external device that is connected to this connector.
Digital I/O Connector
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Pins
Function
Pins
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
Function
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Floppy Disk Drive Connector
X
1
The system board is equipped with a 26-pin FPC type floppy disk
drive connector. Only connect a 1.44MB slim-type floppy disk drive.
Floppy drives other than the one mentioned above are optional.
Refer to the next page for the pin function of this connector.
Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive Cable
Install one end of the floppy disk drive cable into the floppy disk
connector (FDC1) on the system board and the other end connector to the floppy drive. Pin 1 of the cable must align with pin 1 of
FDC1.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable this function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Super I/O Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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FPC Type FDD Connector
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Pins
Function
Pins
Function
1
5V
2
INDEX#
3
5V
4
DR0#
5
5V
6
DSKCH#
7
N. C.
8
N. C.
9
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#
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Serial ATA Connectors
GND
RXP
RXN
GND
TXN
TXP
GND
X
1
7
•
•
SATA 2
SATA 1
SATA speed up to 3Gb/s
RAID 0 and RAID 1
Connecting Serial ATA Cables
Connect one end of the Serial ATA cable to SATA 1 or SATA 2
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” field) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter
3 for more information.
Configuring RAID
The system board allows configuring RAID on Serial ATA drives. Refer to chapter 5 for steps in configuring RAID.
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IDE Disk Drive Connectors
40
39
X
2
1
The 40-pin IDE connector is used to connect hard drives. The IDE
cable can be inserted into the IDE connector only if pin 1 of the
cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of the IDE 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 an
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:
We do not recommend using IDE devices and CF card at the
same time.
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Connecting the IDE Disk Drive Cable
Install one end of the IDE cable into IDE 1 on the system board
and the other connectors to the IDE devices.
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 suppor ts 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.
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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IrDA Connector
5
X
IRTX
Ground
IRRX
N. C.
VCC
1
Connect your IrDA cable to the IR1 connector on the system board.
Note:
The sequence of the pin functions on some IrDA cable may be
reversed from the pin function defined on the system board.
Make sure to connect the cable to the IrDA connector according to their pin functions.
BIOS Setting
Configure IrDA in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO
Device” 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 IrDA function. Refer to your operating system’s manual or
documentation for more information.
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2
Cooling Fan Connectors
Power
Sense
X Ground
1
3
CPU fan
Power
Ground Sense
X1
3
System fan
Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector
(J11) on the system board. The system fan connector (J9) is used to
connect an additional cooling fan. The cooling fans 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 fans. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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Chassis Open Connector
Ground
Chassis signal
2
X
1
The system board supports the chassis intrusion detection function.
Connect the chassis intrusion sensor cable from the chassis to J12.
Whenever a chassis component has been removed, the sensor
sends signal to J12 alerting you of a chassis intrusion event.
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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2
+5V
+5V
N. C.
Ground
Ground
Ground
PS-ON
Ground
-12V
3.3V
Power Connector
20
11
1
+12V
5VSB
PW-OK
Ground
+5V
Ground
+5V
Ground
3.3V
3.3V
X10
The 20-pin ATX main power connector must be inserted onto the
P1 connector. The system board requires a minimum of 100 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 100W 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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DRAM Power LED and Standby Power LED
DRAM
Power LED
Standby
Power LED
DRAM Power LED
This LED will turn red when the system’s power is on or when it is
in the Suspend state (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM). It
will not light when the system is in the Soft-Off state.
Standby Power LED
This LED will turn red when the system is in the power-on, Soft-Off
or Suspend (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM) state.
Important:
If the DRAM Power LED or Standby Power LED is lighted, you
must power-off the system then turn off the power supply’s
switch or unplug the power cord prior to installing any memory
modules or add-in cards.
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Front Panel Connectors
RESET SW
HDD-LED
11
12
J21
1
2
PWR-LED
PWR-BTN
X
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
Pin
Pin Assignment
N. C.
1
N. C.
PWR-LED
2
4
6
LED Power
LED Power
Signal
HDD-LED
3
5
HDD Power
Signal
PWR-BTN
8
10
3V_DUAL
Signal
RESET SW
7
9
Ground
RST Signal
N. C.
11
N. C.
Key
12
Key
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PCI Slot
PCI Slot
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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CompactFlashTM Socket
CompactFlashTM
socket
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.
Note:
We do not recommend using IDE devices and CF card at the
same time.
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Battery
Battery
The lithium ion battery powers the real-time clock and CMOS
memory. It is an auxiliary source of power when the main power is
shut off.
Safety Measures
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by
the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
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BIOS Setup
3
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
X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
X
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Frequency/Voltage Control
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
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BIOS Setup
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>
X
X
X
X
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
Channel 0 Master
Channel 0 Slave
Channel 1 Master
Channel 1 Slave
Thur, Aug 3 2006
9 : 3 : 54
None
Drive A
None
Video
Halt On
EGA/VGA
All Errors
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
1K
65472K
65536K
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
X
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 24-hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00.
Hour displays hours from 00 to 23. Minute displays minutes from
00 to 59. Second displays seconds from 00 to 59.
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IDE Channel 0 Master, IDE Channel 0 Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master and
IDE Channel 1 Slave
To configure the IDE drives, move the cursor to a field then press
<Enter>. The following screen will appear.
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IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press Enter
IDE Channel 0 Master
Access Mode
Auto
Auto
Capacity
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Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Menu Level
0MB
0
0
0
0
0
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
Item Help
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
XX
To auto-detect the
HDD’s size, head... on
this channel
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.
IDE HDD Auto Detection
Detects the parameters of the drive. The parameters will automatically be shown on the screen.
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave and IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave
If you select ”Auto”, the BIOS will auto-detect the HDD & CDROM 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.
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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.
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
360K, 5.25 in.
1.2M, 5.25 in.
720K, 3.5 in.
1.44M, 3.5 in.
2.88M, 3.5 in.
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No floppy drive is installed
5-1/4 in. standard drive; 360KB capacity
5-1/4 in. AT-type high-density drive; 1.2MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 720KB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 1.44MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 2.88MB capacity
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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
CGA 40
CGA 80
Mono
Enhanced Graphics Adapter/Video Graphics Array. For
EGA, VGA, SVGA and PGA monitor adapters.
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 40-column
mode.
Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 80-column
mode.
Monochrome adapter. Includes high resolution monochrome adapters.
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 memor y installed on the
motherboard.
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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.
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Press Enter
Press Enter
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
CDROM
Hard Disk
LS120
Enabled
Enabled
On
Fast
Disabled
6
250
Setup
Enabled
1.4
Non-OS2
No
Disabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
X
Select Removable Boot
Device Priority
X
CPU Feature
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Virus Warning
CPU L1&L2 Cache
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
APIC Mode
MPS Version Control For OS
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
Report No FDD For Win 95
Small Logo(EPA) Show
X
X
X
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Advanced BIOS Features
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
Thermal Management
Execute Disable Bit
16 Min
Thermal Monitor 1
Enabled
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
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..
Thermal Management
Select a “thermal monitor” in this field to enable the CPU’s
speedstep function. Restart the system then go to the operating
system’s “Control Panel”. Double-click “Power Options”. The “Power
Options Properties” dialog box will appear. In the “Power Schemes”
menu, select “Portable/Laptop”. Speedstep reduces the CPU’s frequency and voltage in accordance to its load.
Thermal Monitor 1
Thermal Monitor 2
On die throtting.
Ratio and VID transition.
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. Pri. Master :
2. Pri.Slave
:
3. Sec.Master :
4. Sec.Slave
:
5. USBHDD0 :
6. USBHDD1 :
7. USBHDD2 :
8. Bootable Add-in Cards
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
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
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
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. Also, disable this field if you are installing or running certain
operating systems like Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP or the operating
system may not install nor work.
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CPU L1 and L2 Cache
This field is used to speed up the memory access. Enable the external cache for better performance.
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.
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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.
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.
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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
OS/2. The options are: Non-OS2 and OS2.
Report No FDD For WIN 95
The options are Yes and No.
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
By SPD
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
4 to 5 Sec.
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
** VGA Setting **
PCI/Onchip VGA Control
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size
DVMT Mode
DVMT/FIXED Memory Size
Boot Display
Panel Number
Onchip VGA
8MB
DVMT
128MB
CRT
3:1024*768(18 bit)
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
X
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
X
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Advanced Chipset 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 Chipset 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.
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 sta-
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Manual
ble condition for the system. The “CAS Latency
Time” and “Precharge Delay” fields will show the
default settings by SPD.
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”
and “Precharge Delay” fields.
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.
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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 1516MB 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.
PCI/Onchip VGA Control
Onchip VGA
PCI Port
Select this option if you want the system to boot the
onboard VGA.
Select this option if you want the system to boot the
graphics PCI 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
This field shows the current DVMT mode.
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
LFP
CRT+LFP
Select this option if you want the system to boot
the CRT display.
Select this option if you want the system to boot
the LCD flat panel display.
Select this option if you want the system to boot
both the CRT and LCD flat panel display.
Panel Number
This field is used to select the type of panel that you are using.
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Integrated Peripherals
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X
X
X
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
OnChip IDE Device
Onboard Device
Super IO Device
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
X
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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Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
IDE HDD Block Mode
IDE DMA Transfer Access
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
IDE Primary Master PIO
IDE Primary Slave PIO
IDE Primary Master UDMA
IDE Primary Slave UDMA
On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
IDE Secondary Master PIO
IDE Secondary Slave PIO
IDE Secondary Master UDMA
IDE Secondary Slave UDMA
On-Chip Serial ATA Setting
SATA Mode
On-Chip Serial ATA
PATA IDE Mode
SATA Port
***
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
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
***
IDE
Auto
Secondary
P0,P2 is Primary
+/-/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.
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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 and On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
These fields allow 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 PIO and IDE Secondary Master/Slave
PIO
PIO means Programmed Input/Output. Rather than have the BIOS
issue a series of commands to effect a transfer to or from the disk
drive, PIO allows the BIOS to tell the controller what it wants and
then let the controller and the CPU perform the complete task by
themselves. Your system supports five modes, 0 (default) to 4, which
primarily differ in timing. When Auto is selected, the BIOS will select
the best available mode after checking your drive.
Auto
Mode 0-4
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The BIOS will automatically set the system according
to your hard disk drive’s timing.
You can select a mode that matches your hard disk
drive’s timing. Caution: Do not use the wrong setting
or you will have drive errors.
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IDE Primary Master/Slave UDMA and IDE Secondary 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
Disabled
The BIOS will automatically detect the settings for
you.
The BIOS will not detect these categories.
SATA Mode
IDE
RAID
AHCI
This option configures the Serial ATA drives in IDE
mode.
This option enables the RAID function for Serial ATA
drives.
This option configures the Serial ATA drives in AHCI
mode.
On-Chip Serial ATA
Disabled
Auto
+
Disables the onboard SATA.
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 Primar y Master mode. Since the SATA
drives are in Master mode, you cannot set the
IDE drive to Master mode.
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PATA IDE Mode and SATA Port
This field is used to select the function mode for the IDE 1 connector and its relation to the SATA ports.
Primary
Secondary
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IDE 1 serves as Primary Master and Primary
Slave channel. SATA 1 and SATA 2 serve as
Secondary Master and Secondary Slave channel.
IDE 1 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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USB Controller
USB 2.0 Controller
USB Keyboard Support
USB Mouse Support
AC97 Audio
Onboard Lan2 Control
Onboard Lan1 Control
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Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Auto
Enalbed
Enabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
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 Controller
This field is used to enable or disable the USB ports.
USB 2.0 Controller
If you are using USB 2.0, this field must be set to Enabled.
USB Keyboard Support
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 Support
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.
AC97 Audio
Auto
Disabled
Select this option when using the onboard audio
codec.
Select this option when using a PCI sound card.
Onboard LAN 2 Control
Auto
Disabled
The system automatically detects the onboard LAN
2.
Disables the onboard LAN 2.
Onboard LAN 1 Control
Auto
Disabled
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The system automatically detects the onboard LAN
1.
Disables the onboard LAN 1.
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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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Power On Function
Hot Key Power ON
Onboard FDC Controller
PWRON After PWR-Fail
Watch Dog Timer Select
Onboard Serial Port 1
Serial Port 1 Mode
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
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
BUTTON ONLY
Ctrl-F1
Enabled
Off
Disabled
3F8
Normal
IRQ4
2F8
IRQ3
3E8
IRQ10
2E8
IRQ11
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
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
Disabled
Enables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Disables the onboard floppy disk controller.
PWRON After PWR-Fail
Off
On
Former-Sts
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.
When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system will automatically power-on.
When power returns after an AC power failure, the
system will return to the state where you left off before
power failure occurs. If the system’s power is off when
AC power failure occurs, it will remain off when power
returns. If the system’s power is on when AC power
failure occurs, the system will power-on when power
returns.
Watchdog Timer Select
The system board supports the Watchdog Timer function allowing
your application to regularly “clear” the system at the time interval
selected in this field. 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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Onboard Serial Port 1, Onboard Serial Port 2, Onboard Serial Port
3 and Onboard Serial Port 4
3F8, 2F8, 3E8, 2E8 Allows you to manually select an I/O address for
the serial port.
Disabled
Disables the serial port.
Note:
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 Mode
COM 1 functions as a serial port or IrDA. You cannot use both at
the same time.
Normal
IrDA
This option sets COM 1 as serial port.
This option sets COM 1 as IrDA.
Serial Port 1 Use IRQ to Serial Port 4 Use IRQ
These fields are used to select an IRQ for the onboard serial port 1,
2, 3 or 4.
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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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Power Management Setup
ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
x Run VGABIOS if S3 Resumes
Power Management
Video Off Method
Video Off In Suspend
Suspend Type
MODEM Use IRQ
Suspend Mode
HDD Power Down
Soft-Off By PWR-BTTN
Wake-Up by PCI Card
Power On 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
S1(POS)
Auto
User Define
DPMS
Yes
Stop Grant
3
Disabled
Disabled
Instant-Off
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
0
0:0:0
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
X
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. Currently, Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista supports this
function. If you want to use the Suspend to RAM function, make sure
this field is enabled then select “S3(STR)” in the “ACPI Suspend Type”
field.
ACPI Suspend Type
This field is used to select the type of Suspend mode.
S1(POS)
S3(STR)
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Enables the Power On Suspend function.
Enables the Suspend to RAM function. If you are using the Windows® 98 operating system, refer to “Using the Suspend to RAM Function” in appendix B for
more information.
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Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
When this field is set to Auto, the system will initialize the VGA BIOS
when it wakes up from the S3 state. This can be configured only if
the “ACPI Suspend Type” field is set to “S3(STR)”.
Power Management
This field allows you to select the type (or degree) of power saving
by changing the length of idle time that elapses before the “Suspend
Mode” field is activated.
Min Saving
Max Saving
User Define
Minimum power saving time for Suspend mode = 1
hr.
Maximum power saving time for Suspend mode =
1 min.
Allows you to set the power saving time in the
“Suspend Mode” field.
Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
V/H SYNC + Blank This will cause the system to turn off the vertical and horizontal synchronization ports and
write blanks to the video buffer.
Blank Screen This only writes blanks to the video buffer.
DPMS Support Initializes display power management signaling. Select this if your video board supports it.
Video Off In Suspend
This field is used to activate the video off feature when the system
enters the Suspend mode.
Suspend Type
The options are Stop Grant and PwrOn Suspend.
MODEM Use IRQ
This field is used to set an IRQ channel for the modem installed in
your system.
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Suspend Mode
When the system enters the Suspend mode, the CPU and onboard
peripherals will be shut off.
HDD Power Down
This is selectable only when the Power Management field is set to
User Define. When the system enters the HDD Power Down mode
according to the power saving time selected, the hard disk drive will
be powered down while all other devices remain active.
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
Disabled
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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.
The system will not wake up despite access to the PCI
card.
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Power On By Ring
When this field is set to Enabled, the system will power-on to respond
to calls coming from a modem. Refer to “Wake-On-Ring Connector”
in chapter 2 for more information.
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)
Date (of Month) Alarm
0
1-31
The system will power-on everyday according to the
time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
Select a date you would like the system to power-on.
The system will power-on 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
Reset Configuration Data
Resources Controlled By
x IRQ Resources
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Disabled
Auto(ESCD)
Press Enter
Item Help
Menu Level
X
Disabled
+/-/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.
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.
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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.
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-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
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
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.
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PC Health Status
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PC Health Status
Current System Temp
Current CPU Temperature
System Fan
CPU Fan
Vcore
+12V
+5V
+3.3V
VBAT (V)
5VSB (V)
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
29oC
49oC
0 RPM
1004 RPM
1.26V
11.89V
4.88V
3.32V
3.00V
5.02V
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
X
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.
Current System Temp, Current CPU Temperature, System Fan and CPU
Fan
These fields will show the internal temperature of the system, current
temperature of the CPU, and the current fan speed of the cooling fans
in RPM (Revolutions Per Minute).
Vcore
This field will show the detected voltage of the processor.
+12V, +5V, +3.3V, VBAT(V) and 5VSB(V)
These fields show the output voltage of the power supply.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
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Frequency/Voltage Control
Auto Detect PCI CIK
Spread Spectrum
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Enabled
Disabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
X
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.
Auto Detect PCI Clk
When enabled, the system will automatically send clock signals to
existing PCI devices.
Spread Spectrum
Leave this field in its default setting. Do not alter this setting unless
advised by an engineer or technician.
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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>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Frequency/Voltage Control
Set User Password
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)?
Save & Exit Setup
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>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Frequency/Voltage Control
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)?
Save & Exit Setup
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
X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
Save & Exit Setup
X
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Frequency/Voltage Control
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: 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>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
Save & Exit Setup
X
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Frequency/Voltage Control
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: 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
X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Frequency/Voltage Control
SAVE to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)?
Save & Exit Setup
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> <Esc>
simultaneously or <Del> 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>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Frequency/Voltage Control
Set User Password
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)?Save
N & Exit Setup
Exit 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> <Esc> simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
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Intel RAID BIOS
The Intel ICH7R chip allows configuring RAID on Serial ATA drives. It
supports RAID 0 and RAID 1.
When the system powers-up and all drives have been detected, the
Intel BIOS status message screen will appear. Press the <Ctrl> and
<I> keys simultaneously to enter the utility. The utility allows you to
build a RAID system on Serial ATA drives.
Important:
Before creating RAID, make sure you have installed the Serial
ATA drives and connected the data cables otherwise you won’t
be able to enter the RAID BIOS utility.
Refer to chapter 5 for steps in configuring RAID.
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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. Type the new BIOS file name onto the gray area that is next to
“File Name to Program” then press <Enter>.
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6. 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
Drivers for Windows Vista System
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities
and software applications required to enhance the performance of
the system board. Insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun
screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear. If after inserting the CD,
"Autorun" did not automatically start, please go directly to the root
directory of the CD and double-click "Setup".
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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. Read
the
license
agreement then click Yes.
4. Go through the readme
document for system
requirements
and
installation tips then click
Next.
5. Setup is now installing
the driver. Click Next to
continue.
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6. 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.
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
restar t this computer
now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
Note:
After installing the graphics driver and the system rebooted, the
screen will turn black for a few minutes before the Windows Vista
desktop appears. This will happen the first time you reboot after the
graphics driver installation as this is the time when the system will
automatically detect and mount the graphics driver.
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Audio Drivers
To install the driver, click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to
install the audio driver.
Click Next.
2. Click “Install this driver
software anyway” to
continue.
Important:
The warning message appeared because Windows Vista does
not support AC’97. Vista only supports High Definition audio. In
the event that AC’97 is currently used on the system board,
click “Install this driver software anyway” to continue installing
the audio driver.
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3. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t my computer
now” then click Finish.
Restar ting 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 now ready to
install the driver. Click
Next.
2. Read
the
license
agreement then click “I
accept the terms in the
license agreement”. Click
Next.
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3. Click Install to begin
installation.
4. After completing installation, click Finish to exit
setup.
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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.
1. Click Yes to continue.
2. Setup is now ready to
install the utility. Click
Next.
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3. Click Next to install or
click Browse to select
another folder.
4. Click Next to add the
program icon to the
Program Folder.
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5. After completing installation, click Finish to exit
setup.
6. Click Yes if you want to
create a Hardware
Doctor shortcut at your
desktop.
7. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t 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. When you try to run the
utility, which is usually
done by double-clicking
the Hardware Doctor
shor tcut, an error
message will appear.
2. To solve this problem,
right-click the Hardware
Doctor shor tcut. then
select Properties.
3. Select the Compatibility
tab, click “Run this program as an administrator” then click OK.
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4. You can now access the
utility.
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Intel Matrix Storage Manager Utility
The Intel Matrix Storage Manager can be installed from within Windows. It
allows RAID volume management (create, delete, migrate) from within the
operating system. It will also display useful SATA device and RAID volume
information. The user interface, tray icon service and monitor service allow
you to monitor the current status of the RAID volume and/or SATA
drives. It enables enhanced performance and power management for the
storage subsystem.
Note:
This utility is supported only when the SATA Mode field is set to
RAID. (The SATA Mode field is in the Integrated Peripherals ->
OnChip IDE Device section of the Award BIOS.)
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
carefully then click Next.
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3. Read
the
license
agreement then click
Yes.
4. Go through the readme
document to view
system requirements
and installation information then click Next.
5. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t my computer
now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 (English Version)
To install, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 (English Version)” on the main
menu.
1. Click Next to continue.
2. Setup is now ready to
install. Click Next.
3. Click Next to install or
click Change Destination
Folder to select another
folder.
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4. Click Install to begin
installation.
5. Click Finish to exit
installaion.
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Creating an AHCI/RAID Driver Floppy Diskette under Vista
The system board package includes floppy diskettes which are needed
when you install the AHCI/RAID driver during Windows Vista installation. If
in any case you lost the diskettes, you can create another one by following
the steps below.
1. Insert the provided CD into a CD-ROM drive.
2. The execution files are located in:
drive:>\AHCI_RAID\F6FLOPPY
3. Run f6flpy32.exe (for 32-bit system) or f6flpy64.exe (for 64-bit
system).
4. Insert a blank floppy diskette then click OK.
5. The system will format and write the necessary driver files into the
diskette.
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Drivers for Windows XP System
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities
and software applications required to enhance the performance of
the system board.
Insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main
Board Utility CD) will appear. If after inserting the CD, "Autorun" did
not automatically start, please go directly to the root directory of the
CD and double-click "Setup".
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver
To install the driver, click “Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver” on the main
menu.
1. Click “I accept the agreement” then click Next.
2. To start installation, click
Next.
3. Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to
take effect.
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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.
4. Setup is now installing
the driver. Click Next to
continue.
5. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t this computer
now” then click Finish.
Restar ting the system
will allow the new
software installation to
take effect.
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Intel Graphics Drivers
To install the driver, click “Intel Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1. To start installation, click
Next.
2. Setup is now ready to
install the graphics driver.
Click Next.
3. Read
the
license
agreement then click Yes.
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4. Go through the readme
document for system
requirements
and
installation tips then click
Next.
5. Setup is now installing
the driver. Click Next to
continue.
6. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t this computer
now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
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Audio Drivers
To install the driver, click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to
install the audio driver.
Click Next.
2. Follow the remainder of
the steps on the screen;
clicking “Next” each time
you finish a step.
3. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t 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 now ready to
install the driver. Click
Next.
2. Read
the
license
agreement then click “I
accept the terms in the
license agreement”. Click
Next.
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3. Click Install to begin the
installation.
4. After completing installation, click Finish to exit
setup.
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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.
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
restar t my computer
now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the driver to take
effect.
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Intel Matrix Storage Manager Utility
The Intel Matrix Storage Manager can be installed from within Windows. It
allows RAID volume management (create, delete, migrate) from within the
operating system. It will also display useful SATA device and RAID volume
information. The user interface, tray icon service and monitor service allow
you to monitor the current status of the RAID volume and/or SATA
drives. It enables enhanced performance and power management for the
storage subsystem.
Note:
This utility is supported only when the SATA Mode field is set to
RAID. (The SATA Mode field is in the Integrated Peripherals ->
OnChip IDE Device section of the Award BIOS.)
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
carefully then click Next.
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3. Read
the
license
agreement then click Yes.
4. Go through the readme
document to view
system requirements and
installation information
then click Next.
5. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t my computer
now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
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AHCI for F6 During Windows Setup Floppy Driver
This is used to create a floppy driver diskette needed when you install
Windows® XP using the F6 installation method. This will allow you to install
the operating system onto a hard drive when in AHCI mode.
Click “AHCI for F6 During Windows Setup Floppy Driver” on the main
menu.
1. Inser t a blank floppy
diskette then click OK.
2. Make sure you have a
backup of the data in
the disk. Clicking Yes will
erase all data.
3. The system is currently
formatting and writing
the necessary driver files
into the diskette.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 (English Version)
To install, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 (English Version)” on the main
menu.
1. Click Next to continue.
2. Setup is now ready to
install. Click Next.
3. Click Next to install or
click Change Destination
Folder to select another
folder.
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4. Click Install to begin
installation.
5. Click Finish to exit
installaion.
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Installation Notes
1. "Autorun" ONLY supports the Windows® XP and Windows®
Vista operating systems. 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".
2. All steps or procedures to install software drivers are subject to
change without notice as the softwares are occassionally updated.
Please contact technical support or your sales representative for
the latest version of the drivers or software applications.
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Chapter 5 - RAID
The Intel ICH7R chip allows configuring RAID on Serial ATA drives. It
supports RAID 0 and RAID 1.
RAID Levels
RAID 0 (Striped Disk Array without Fault Tolerance)
RAID 0 uses two new identical hard disk drives to read and write
data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Data is divided into stripes and
each stripe is written alternately between two disk drives. This improves the I/O performance of the drives at different channel; however it is not fault tolerant. A failed disk will result in data loss in the
disk array.
RAID 1 (Mirroring Disk Array with Fault Tolerance)
RAID 1 copies and maintains an identical image of the data from
one drive to the other drive. If a drive fails to function, the disk array
management software directs all applications to the other drive since
it contains a complete copy of the drive’s data. This enhances data
protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or an existing drive and a new drive but the size of
the new drive must be the same or larger than the existing drive.
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Settings
To enable the RAID function, the following settings are required.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Connect the Serial ATA drives.
Configure Serial ATA in the Award BIOS.
Configure RAID in the Intel RAID BIOS.
Install the RAID driver during OS installation.
Install the Intel Matrix Storage Manager
Step 1: Connect the Serial ATA Drives
SATA 2
SATA 1
Refer to chapter 2 for details on connecting the Serial ATA drives.
Important:
1. Make sure you have installed the Serial ATA drives and connected the data cables otherwise you won’t be able to enter the RAID BIOS utility.
2. Treat the cables with extreme caution especially while creating RAID. A damaged cable will ruin the entire installation
process and operating system. The system will not boot and
you will lost all data in the hard drives. Please give special
attention to this warning because there is no way of recovering back the data.
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Step 2: Configure Serial ATA in the Award BIOS
1. Power-on the system then press <Del> to enter the main menu
of the Award BIOS.
2. Select the Integrated Peripherals submenu - OnChip IDE Device
section of the BIOS.
3. Configure the RAID function of the Serial ATA drives.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
OnChip IDE Device
IDE HDD Block Mode
IDE DMA Transfer Access
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
IDE Primary Master PIO
IDE Primary Slave PIO
IDE Primary Master UDMA
IDE Primary Slave UDMA
On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
IDE Secondary Master PIO
IDE Secondary Slave PIO
IDE Secondary Master UDMA
IDE Secondary Slave UDMA
On-Chip Serial ATA Setting
SATA Mode
On-Chip Serial ATA
PATA IDE Mode
SATA Port
***
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
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
***
IDE
Auto
Secondary
P0,P2 is Primary
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
4. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu of the BIOS setup
utility. Select “Save & Exit Setup” then press <Enter>.
5. Type <Y> and press <Enter>.
6. Reboot the system.
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Step 3: Configure RAID in the Intel RAID BIOS
When the system powers-up and all drives have been detected, the
Intel BIOS status message screen will appear. Press the <Ctrl> and
<I> keys simultaneously to enter the utility. The utility allows you to
build a RAID system on Serial ATA drives.
Step 4: Install the RAID Driver During OS Installation
Windows® XP
The RAID driver must be installed during the Windows® XP
installation using the F6 installation method. This is required in order
to install the operating system onto a hard drive or RAID volume
when in RAID mode or onto a hard drive when in AHCI mode.
1.
Start Windows Setup by booting from the installation CD.
2.
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.
3.
Press <S> to “Specify Additional Device”.
4.
At this point you will be prompted to insert a floppy disk
containing the RAID driver. Insert the provided floppy diskette.
5.
Locate for the drive where you inserted the diskette then select
RAID or AHCI controller that corresponds to your BIOS setup.
Press <Enter> to confirm.
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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Windows® Vista
The RAID driver must be installed during the Windows® Vista
installation. This is required in order to install the operating system
onto a hard drive or RAID volume when in RAID mode or onto a
hard drive when in AHCI mode.
1.
Star t Windows Setup
by booting from the
installation CD. Follow
the steps on the screen.
When the screen on
the right appears, click
Custom (advanced).
2.
Select Load Driver.
3.
Inser t the provided
floppy diskette then
click OK.
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4.
The
screen
that
appears will depend on
the
SATA
mode
selected in the Award
BIOS.
Right screen - when the
SATA mode is RAID.
Right screen - when the
SATA mode is AHCI.
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Step 5: Install the Intel Matrix Storage Manager
The Intel Matrix Storage Manager can be installed from within Windows. It allows RAID volume management (create, delete, migrate)
from within the operating system. It will also display useful SATA
device and RAID volume information. The user interface, tray icon
service and monitor service allow you to monitor the current status
of the RAID volume and/or SATA drives. It enables enhanced performance and power management for the storage subsystem.
Refer to chapter 4 for more information on installing the utility.
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Watchdog Timer
Appendix A - 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.
mov dx,04e <Enter>
mov al,87 <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
mov dx,04e <Enter>
mov al,07 <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
inc dx <Enter>
inc al <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
dec dx <Enter>
mov al,f6 <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
inc dx <Enter>
mov al,xy <Enter>
out dx,al <Enter>
“XY” is the Watchdog Time count value for the “00h to “FFh” range
wherein the time can be set from 0 sec. to 255 sec.
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B
Appendix B - 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.
POST Beep
There are two kinds of beep codes in the BIOS. One code indicates
that a video error has occured and the BIOS cannot initialize the
video screen to display any additional information. This beep code
consists of a single long beep followed by three short beeps. The
other code indicates that a DRAM error has occured. This beep
code consists of a single long beep.
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.
Caution:
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
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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.
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
correctly and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
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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Appendix C - 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:
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.
1. 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.
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Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
1. Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2. Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and
that no keys are pressed during the booting process.
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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Appendix D - Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Black screen appeared when uninstalling the Windows Vista graphics
driver.
A1: Before uninstalling the graphics driver, please perform the following
steps. Click the graphics icon in the notification area of the taskbar
then select Graphics Properties.
In the Single Display section, select Monitor.
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Q2: When executing F6FLPY.EXE in Windows Vista and the following
error messages appear, please perform step A2.
Click OK.
Click Abort.
A2: Disconnect the USB floppy drive for 15 seconds then reconnect it to
the motherboard. Execute F6FLPY.EXE again.
Disconnect for 15 seconds
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