Dfi AM636-B Manual
AM636-B
System Board
User’s Manual
935-AM6361-000G
A12600948
Copyright
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may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any transformation/adaptation without the prior written permission from the copyright holders.
This publication is provided for informational purposes only. The manufacturer
makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents or use
of this manual and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties of
merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The user will assume the
entire risk of the use or the results of the use of this document. Further, the
manufacturer reserves the right to revise this publication and make changes to
its contents at any time, without obligation to notify any person or entity of such
revisions or changes.
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Trademarks
Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Award is a registered trademark of Award Software, Inc. Other trademarks
and registered trademarks of products appearing in this manual are the properties of their respective holders.
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment
is operated in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician for help.
Notice:
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2.
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with the emission
limits.
Table of Contents
Copyright ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
Trademarks ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B ���������������������������������������������� 3
About This Manual
Warranty
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Static Electricity Precautions ������������������������������������������������������������� 7
Safety Measures ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
About the Package ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
Before Using the System Board �������������������������������������������������������� 8
Chapter 1 - Introduction ������������������������������������������������������������������ 9
Specifications................................................................................... 9
Features ....................................................................................... 11
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation �������������������������������������������������� 13
System Board Layout..................................................................... 13
System Memory............................................................................ 14
Installing the DIM Module.......................................................... 17
CPU............................................................................................. 19
Installing the CPU..................................................................... 19
Installing the Fan and Heat Sink................................................. 21
Jumper Settings.............................................................................. 23
Clear CMOS Data...................................................................... 23
PS/2 Power Select..................................................................... 24
USB Power Select...................................................................... 25
Power-on Select........................................................................ 26
PCIE Gen 1 / Gen 2 Select......................................................... 27
Speaker On/Off Select............................................................... 28
Rear Panel I/O Ports...................................................................... 29
PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports.......................................... 30
USB Ports................................................................................ 31
DVI-I Ports............................................................................... 33
RJ45 LAN Port.......................................................................... 34
Audio....................................................................................... 35
Internal I/O Connectors................................................................. 35
CD-in Internal Audio Connector.................................................. 36
S/PDIF Connector...................................................................... 37
COM (Serial) Ports.................................................................... 38
Serial ATA Connectors................................................................ 39
IDE Connector.......................................................................... 40
FDD Connector......................................................................... 42
IrDA and CIR Connectors........................................................... 43
Cooling Fan Connectors.............................................................. 44
Power Connectors..................................................................... 45
LEDs........................................................................................ 48
Front Panel Connectors ............................................................. 49
Expansion Slots........................................................................ 51
Battery.................................................................................... 52
Download Flash BIOS Connector................................................. 53
Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup ������������������������������������������������������������������ 54
Award BIOS Setup Utility............................................................... 54
RAID BIOS................................................................................... 97
Updating the BIOS......................................................................... 98
Chapter 4 - Supported Software ���������������������������������������������������� 99
Chapter 5 - RAID ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 113
Appendix A - NLITE and AHCI Installation Guide ����������������������� 116
Appendix B - System Error Message �������������������������������������������� 128
Appendix C - Troubleshooting
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Introduction
About this Manual
An electronic file of this manual is included in the CD. To view the user’s manual
in the CD, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main Board
Utility CD) will appear. Click “User’s Manual” on the main menu.
Warranty
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1.
Warranty does not cover damages or failures that arised from misuse of the
product, inability to use the product, unauthorized replacement or alteration
of components and product specifications.
2.
The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to physical abuse,
improper installation, modification, accidents or unauthorized repair of the
product.
3.
Unless otherwise instructed in this user’s manual, the user may not, under
any circumstances, attempt to perform service, adjustments or repairs on the
product, whether in or out of warranty. It must be returned to the purchase
point, factory or authorized service agency for all such work.
4.
We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequencial
damages to the product that has been modified or altered.
Introduction
1
Static Electricity Precautions
It is quite easy to inadvertently damage your PC, system board, components
or devices even before installing them in your system unit. Static electrical discharge can damage computer components without causing any signs of physical
damage. You must take extra care in handling them to ensure against electrostatic build-up.
1.
To prevent electrostatic build-up, leave the system board in its anti-static bag
until you are ready to install it.
2.
Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
3.
Do all preparation work on a static-free surface.
4.
Hold the device only by its edges. Be careful not to touch any of the components, contacts or connections.
5.
Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold
modules or connectors by their ends.
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drive and
other components. Perform the upgrade instruction procedures described
at an ESD workstation only. If such a station is not available, you can
provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and
attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is
unavailable, establish and maintain contact with the system chassis
throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
Safety Measures
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range.
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing, cover the system chassis
before plugging the power cord.
Battery:
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
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About the Package
The system board package contains the following items. If any of these items are
missing or damaged, please contact your dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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One
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
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system board
IDE cable
USB cable
Serial ATA data cable
Serial ATA power cable
bracket mounted with a COM port
I/O shield
CD
QR (Quick Reference)
The system board and accessories in the package may not come similar to the
information listed above. This may differ in accordance to the sales region or
models in which it was sold. For more information about the standard package in
your region, please contact your dealer or sales representative.
Before Using the System Board
Before using the system board, prepare basic system components.
If you are installing the system board in a new system, you will need at least the
following internal components.
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A CPU
Memory module
Storage devices such as hard disk drive, CD-ROM, etc.
You will also need external system peripherals you intend to use which will normally include at least a keyboard, a mouse and a video display monitor.
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Introduction
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Specifications
Processor
• AMD® AM2 processors: Athlon series / SempronTM
AMD® AM3 Phenom processors
• HyperTransport 3.0 (5200MT/s)
• Socket 940 AM2+ 65nm
Chipset
• AMD® chipset
- Northbridge: AMD® RS780E
- Southbridge: AMD® SB710
System Memory
• Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
• Supports maximum of 16GB system memory
• Supports DDR2 667/800/1066 MHz
• Supports dual channel (128-bit wide) memory interface
• Supports unbuffered x8 and x16 DIMMs
Expansion Slots
• 1 PCI Express (Gen 2) x16 slot
• 1 PCI Express x1 slot
• 3 PCI slots
BIOS
• Award BIOS
• 8Mbit SPI flash memory
Graphics
• Integrated ATI RadeonTM HD3200 graphics core
• Microsoft® DirectX 10
• Dual independent displays
- Complete independent resolution, refresh rates, and display data for the two display paths
• Graphics interface:
- DVI interface
Audio
• Realtek ALC885 HD audio codec
• 7.1-channel audio output
• DAC SNR/ADC SNR of 106dB/101dB
• Full-rate lossless content protection technology
LAN
• One Realtek RTL8111C PCIE Gigabit LAN controller
• Supports 10Mbps, 100Mbps and 1Gbps data transmission
• IEEE 802.3 (10/100Mbps) and IEEE 802.3ab (1Gbps) compliant
Serial ATA
• Supports 6 SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces which are compliant with SATA 1.0a specification
• SATA speed up to 3Gb/s
• RAID 0 and RAID 1
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Rear Panel I/O
• 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
• 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
• 1 DVI-I port (DVI-D digital signal only)
• 1 DVI-I port (Digital and Analog signals)
• 1 RJ45 LAN port
• 6 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
• Center/subwoofer, rear R/L and side R/L jacks
• Line-in, line-out (front R/L) and mic-in jacks
Internal I/O
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•1
•2
•1
•1
•1
•6
•1
•1
•1
•1
•1
•4
Power
Management
• ACPI specification 2.0 compliant power management
schemes
• Supports S1 and S3
• Wake-On-Events include:
- Wake-On-PS/2 KB/Mouse
- Wake-On-USB KB/Mouse
- Wake-On-LAN
- Wake-On-Ring
- RTC timer to power-on the system
• AC power failure recovery
Hardware
Monitor
• Monitors CPU/system temperature
• Monitors CPU/DIMM/3.3V/5V/12V/5VSB/1.2V/Vbat voltages
• Monitors CPU/system fan speed
• Read back capability that displays temperature, voltage
and fan speed
• Watchdog timer function
Temperature
• 0oC to 60oC
Humidity
• 10% to 90%
PCB
• ATX form factor
• 30.5cm (12”) x 24.4cm (9.6”)
connectors for 6 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
front audio connector for line-out and mic-in jacks
connectors for 2 external serial ports
CD-in connector
IDE connector
FDD connector
Serial ATA connectors
IrDA connector
CIR connector
24-pin ATX power connector
8-pin 12V power connector
front panel connector
fan connectors
Introduction
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Features
Watchdog Timer
The Watchdog Timer function allows your application to regularly “clear” the system at the set time interval. If the system hangs or fails to function, it will reset
at the set time interval so that your system will continue to operate.
DDR2
DDR2 is a higher performance DDR technology whose data transfer rate delivers
bandwidth of 4.3 GB per second and beyond. That is twice the speed of the conventional DDR without increasing its power consumption. DDR2 SDRAM modules
work at 1.8V supply compared to 2.6V memory voltage for DDR modules. DDR2
also incorporates new innovations such as the On-Die Termination (ODT) as well
as larger 4-bit pre-fetch against DDR which fetches 2 bits per clock cycle.
PCI Express Gen 2
PCI Express Gen 2 is a high bandwidth I/O infrastructure that possesses the ability to scale speeds by forming multiple lanes. The x16 PCI Express lane supports
transfer rate up to 5Gb/s.
Integrated Graphics
The northbridge chip comes integrated with the ATI RadeonTM HD3200 graphics
core delivering exceptional 3D graphics performance. It supports DVI interface.
DVI
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a form of video interface technology made to
maximize the quality of flat panel LCD monitors and modern video graphics
cards. Data is transmitted using the TMDS (Transition Minimized Differential Signaling) protocol, providing a digital signal from the PC’s graphics subsystem to
the display.
8CH High Definition Audio
The onboard Realtek ALC885 is a High Definition audio codec and the 6 audio
jacks at the rear I/O panel provides 8-channel audio output for advanced 7.1channel super surround sound audio system.
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Serial ATA with RAID
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0 specification.
It supports speed of up to 3Gb/s. Serial ATA improves hard drive performance
faster than the standard parallel ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s. The
system board allows configuring RAID on Serial ATA devices. It supports RAID 0
and RAID 1.
Gigabit LAN
The Realtek RTL8111C PCI Express Gigabit LAN controller supports up to 1Gbps
data rate.
USB
The system board supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. USB 1.1 supports 12Mb/
second bandwidth while USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/second bandwidth providing a
marked improvement in device transfer speeds between your computer and a
wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
System Board Layout
DDR2-1
DDR2-2
DDR2-3
DDR2-4
1
Mouse
KB
1
USB 0-1
CPU fan
PS/2 power
select (JP2)
8
4
5
1
ATX
power
12V power
1
12 24
USB 0-5 power
select (JP1)
USB 4-5
Top: DVI-D signal only
Socket AM2+
DVI-I
DVI-I
1 13
40 39
LAN
USB 2-3
Center/
Subwoofer
Rear R/L
Side R/L
AMD
RS780E
Line-in
Front R/L
Mic-in
2 1
DRAM
Power LED
IDE
PCIE 1
1
Realtek
RTL8111C
1st fan
1
PCIE Gen 1 /
Gen 2 select (JP5)
Power-on
select (JP11)
1
CD-in
Battery
1
5V/12V
power
Realtek
ALC885
AMD
SB710
2nd fan USB 6-7
USB 8-9
1
1
1
USB 10-11
1
Clear CMOS
(JP9)
1
PCI 1
2
8
1
7
SATA 4
CIR
PCI 2
SATA 2
S/PDIF
1
IrDA
Standby
Power LED
SATA 0
Speaker
on/off (JP10)
PCI 3
2
1
2
33
34
FDD
10
2
SPEAKER
1
1
9
COM 1
1
1
SATA 1
Front panel
10
1
System fan
1
SATA 3
1
1
1
SATA 5
1
SPI Flash
BIOS
Download
Flash BIOS
10
2
9
1
Front audio
1
1
ITE
IT8716F
1
USB 6-11 power
select (JP7)
1
PCIE 2
9
COM 2
HD-LED
RESET
1
2
ATX-SW
PWR-LED
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Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your system board, processor,
disk drives, add-in boards, and other components. Perform the upgrade
instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation only. If such a
station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by wearing
an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part of the system
chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact
with the system chassis throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
System Memory
Important:
When the DRAM Power LED lit red, it indicates that power is present on
the DIMM 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.
DDR2-1
DDR2-3
DDR2-2
DDR2-4
DRAM Power
LED
The four DIMM sockets are divided into 2 channels:
Channel A - DIMM 1 and DIMM 2
Channel B - DIMM 3 and DIMM 4
For dual channel configuration, insert DIMMs in DDR2-1 and DDR2-3 or DDR2-2
and DDR2-4.
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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.
Virtual Single Channel (VSC)
If both channels are populated with different memory configurations, the MCH
defaults to Virtual Single Channel.
Dual Channel (DC)
Dual channel provides better system performance because it doubles the data
transfer rate.
Dynamic Mode Addressing
This mode minimizes the overhead of opening/closing pages in memory banks allowing for row switching to be done less often.
Single Channel
DIMMs are on the same channel.
DIMMs in a channel can be identical or completely different.
Not all slots need to be populated.
Virtual Single Channel
DIMMs of different memory configurations are
on different channels.
Odd number of slots can be populated.
Dual Channel
DIMMs of the same memory configuration are
on different channels.
Dynamic Mode
Addressing
In single channel, requires even number or
rows (side of the DIMM) populated. This mode
can be enabled with 1 SS, 2 SS or 2 DS.
In VSC mode, both channels must have identical row structure.
BIOS Setting
Configure the system memory in the Genie BIOS Setting submenu of the BIOS.
Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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The table below lists the various optimal operating modes that should be configured for the memory channel operation.
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
No memory
E
E
E
E
Single channel A
P
E
E
E
Single channel A
P
P
E
E
Single channel A
E
P
E
E
Single channel B
E
E
P
E
Single channel B
E
E
P
P
Single channel B
E
E
E
P
Virtual single channel
E
P(**)
E
P(**)
Virtual single channel
E
P
P
E
Virtual single channel
E
P(**)
P
P(**)
Virtual single channel
P
E
E
P
E
Config
Virtual single channel
P(**)
E
P(**)
Virtual single channel
p(**)
E
P(**)
P
P(**)
Virtual single channel
P
P(**)
E
Virtual single channel
P(**)
P
P(**)
E
Virtual single channel
P(**)
P(**)
P(**)
P(**)
Dual channel
E
P(*)(2,4)
E
P(*)(2,4)
Dual channel
P(*)(1,3)
E
P(*)(1,3)
Dual channel
P(*)(1,3)
P(*)(2,4) P(*)(1,3)
Dynamic Mode
Addressing
E
P(*)(2,4)
DS
E
P(*)(2,4)
DS
Dynamic Mode
Addressing
P(*)(1,3)
DS
E
P(*)(1,3)
DS
E
Dynamic Mode
Addressing
P(*)(1,3)
DS
Dynamic Mode
Addressing
E
P(*)(2,4)
SS
E
P(*)(2,4)
SS
Dynamic Mode
Addressing
P(*)(1,3)
SS
E
P(*)(1,3)
SS
E
Dynamic Mode
Addressing
P(*)(1,3)
SS
P(*)(2,4) P(*)(1,3)
DS
DS
P(*)(2,4) P(*)(1,3)
P - denotes populated
E - denotes empty
* - denotes DIMMs are identical
** - denotes DIMMs are not identical
SS - denotes Single Sided DIMM
DS - denotes Double Sided DIMM
1, 2, 3 or 4 - denotes the DDR DIMM slot
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E
P(*)(2,4)
SS
SS
P(*)(2,4)
DS
P(*)(2,4)
SS
Hardware Installation
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Installing the DIM Module
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble
the actual board. These illustrations are for reference only.
1.
Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to it has been
powered down.
2.
Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3.
Locate the DDR2 socket on the board.
4.
Push the “ejector tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the side.
Ejector tab
Ejector tab
DIMM socket
5.
Note how the module is keyed to the socket.
Notch
Key
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6.
Grasping the module by its edges, position the module above the socket with
the “notch” in the module aligned with the “key” on the socket. The keying
mechanism ensures the module can be plugged into the socket in only one
way.
7.
Seat the module vertically, pressing it down firmly until it is completely seated in the socket.
8.
The ejector tabs at the ends of the socket will automatically snap into the
locked position to hold the module in place.
Hardware Installation
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CPU
Overview
The system board is equipped with Socket AM2+ for installing an AMD CPU designed for this 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 Socket AM2+ on the
system board.
4.
Unlock the socket by pushing the lever sideways,
away from the socket, then Lever
lifting it up to a 90o angle.
Make sure the lever is
lifted to at least this angle
otherwise the CPU will not
fit in properly.
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5.
Position the CPU above the
socket. The gold mark on
the CPU must align with
pin 1 of the CPU socket.
Important:
Handle the CPU by its edg- Gold
mark
es and avoid touching the
pins.
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.
7.
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Once the CPU is in place,
push the lever down to
lock the socket. The lever
should click on the side tab
to indicate that the CPU is
completely secured in the
socket.
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Important:
Do not force the CPU into
the socket. Forcing the
CPU into the socket may
bend the pins and damage
the CPU.
Side
tab
Hardware Installation
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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.
The fan / heat sink assembly must provide airflow adequate to ensure appropriate internal temperature and cooling of the components in the system. Failure
to use the appropriate cooling system may result in reduced performance or, in
some instances, damage to the system board.
Note:
• Use only certified fan and heat sink.
• The 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.
Before you install the fan / heat sink, you must apply a thermal paste onto
the top of the CPU. The thermal paste is usually supplied when you purchase
the CPU or fan heat sink assembly. Do not spread the paste all over the surface. When you later place the heat sink on top of the CPU, the compound
will disperse evenly.
Do not apply the paste if the fan / heat sink already has a patch of thermal
paste on its underside. Peel the strip that covers the paste before you place
the fan / heat sink on top of the CPU.
2.
The system board comes
with the retention module
base already installed.
Retaining tab
Retention module base
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3.
Place the heat sink on
top of the CPU. Now hook
the retention clips on both
sides of the heat sink onto
the retention module base
by fitting the hole(s) on the
retention clip into the retaining tab(s) of the retention module base.
Retention clip
Retaining tab
Retention clip
Retaining tab
4.
Move the retention lever to
its opposite side then push
it down to lock the fan and
heat sink assembly to the
retention module base.
Retention
lever
Note:
• You will not be able to secure the fan and heat sink assembly in place if it
did not fit properly onto the retention module base.
• Make sure there is sufficient air circulation across the CPU fan and heat
sink.
5.
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Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector on the system board.
Hardware Installation
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Jumper Settings
Clear CMOS Data
1 2 3
JP9
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
1
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 JP9 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP9 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
JP2
1
1
2
2
3
3
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
2-3 On:
5V_standby
JP2 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 Power Management
Setup submenu of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support ≥720mA.
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USB Power Select
USB 0-5
(JP1)
3
3
2
1
2
1
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
USB 6-11
(JP7)
2-3 On:
5V_standby
3
3
2
1
2
1
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
2-3 On:
5V_standby
JP1 (for USB 0-5) and JP7 (for USB 6-11) are used to select the power of the
USB ports. Selecting 5V_standby will allow you to use a USB device to wake up
the system.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for 2 USB
ports, the 5V_standby power source of your power supply must support
≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5V_standby power source of your
power supply must support ≥2A.
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Power-on Select
JP11
3
3
2
1
2
1
1-2 On:
Power-on via
power button
(default)
2-3 On:
Power-on via
AC power
JP11 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 JP11 pins 2 and 3 to On.
If you want to use the power button, set pins 1 and 2 to On.
When using the JP11 “Power On” feature to power the system back on after a
power failure occurs, the system may not power on if the power lost is resumed
within 5 seconds (power flicker).
Note:
In order to ensure that power is resumed after a power failure that recovers within a 5 second period, JP11 must be set to pins 2-3 and the
“PWRON After PWR-Fail” in CMOS is set to “Power On”.
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PCIE Gen 1 / Gen 2 Select
JP5
3
3
2
1
2
1
1-2 On: Gen 2
(default)
2-3 On: Gen 1
Set this jumper according to the type of PCI Express card that you are using.
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Speaker On/Off Select
Buzzer
JP10
3
3
2
1
2
1
1-2 On:
Speaker Off
2-3 On:
Speaker On
(default)
The system board is equipped with a buzzer which serves as the PC’s speaker. By
default the buzzer is “on” allowing you to hear the system’s beep messages and
warnings. If you intend to use an external speaker, turn this function off by setting JP10 pins 1 and 2 to On.
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Rear Panel I/O Ports
Center/Subwoofer
Rear R/L
DVI-I
(DVI-D signal only)
PS/2
Mouse
USB 1
LAN
Line-in
Line-out
USB 5
Mic-in
PS/2 K/B
USB 0
USB 4
DVI-I
USB 2-3
Side R/L
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
6 USB ports
2 DVI-I ports
1 LAN port
Center/Subwoofer jack
Rear left/right jack
Side right/left jack
Line-in jack
Line-out jack
Mic-in jack
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PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 KB
These ports are used to connect a PS/2 mouse and a PS/2 keyboard. The PS/2
mouse port uses IRQ12. If a mouse is not connected to this port, the system will
reserve IRQ12 for other expansion cards.
Important:
Make sure to turn off your computer prior to connecting or disconnecting
a mouse or keyboard. Failure to do so may damage the system board.
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard
or PS/2 mouse to power-on the system. To use this function:
•
Jumper Setting
JP2 must be set to “2-3 On: 5V_standby”. Refer to “PS/2 Power Select” in
this chapter for more information.
•
BIOS Setting
Configure the PS/2 keyboard/mouse wake up function in the Power Management Setup submenu 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 Ports
USB 0-1
USB 4-5
USB 0-1, 4-5
USB 3
+Data
GND
N. C.
VCC
-Data
USB 2
10
2
1
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
Key
9
USB 6-7
USB 10-11
USB 8-9
USB 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
USB allows data exchange between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
The system board is equipped with 6 onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The three
10-pin connectors allow you to connect 6 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 USB
port cables to a connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard USB in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“USB Device
Setting” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system to use the
USB device. Refer to your operating system’s manual or documentation for more
information.
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Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use a USB keyboard or
USB mouse to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. To
use this function:
•
Jumper Setting
JP1 and/or JP7 must be set to “2-3 On: 5V_standby”. Refer to “USB Power
Select” in this chapter 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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DVI-I Ports
DVI-I
(DVI-D signal only)
DVI-I
The DVI-I ports are used to connect LCD monitors. Connect the display device’s
cable connector to the DVI-I port. After you plug the cable connector into the
port, gently tighten the cable screws to hold the connector in place.
Top - DVI-D
• Supports DVI-D digital signal only.
• For dual display, use this port with the bottom DVI-I port. This port does not
support dual display with PCIE x16 graphics card.
Bottom - DVI-I
• Supports digital and analog signals.
• For dual display, use this port with DVI-D or with a PCIE x16 graphics card.
Summary of Dual Display
• DVI-I + DVI-D or DVI-I + PCIE x16
BIOS Setting
Configure the display device in the Advanced Chipset Features submenu of the
BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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RJ45 LAN Port
LAN
The LAN port allows 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 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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Audio
Rear audio
Center/
Subwoofer
Line-in
Side R/L
Mic-in
N.C.
Mic2-JD
Key
Line2-JD
Front R/L
GND
Rear R/L
10
9
Front
audio
Mic2-L
Mic2-R
Line2-R
Front_IO_Sense
Line2-L
2
1
Rear Panel Audio
•
Center/Subwoofer Jack (Orange)
This jack is used to connect to the center and subwoofer speakers of the audio system.
•
Rear Right/Left Jack (Black)
This jack is used to connect to the rear right and rear left speakers of the
audio system.
•
Side Right/Left Jack (Gray)
This jack is used to connect to the side left and side right speakers of the
audio system.
•
Line-in (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 - Front Right/Left Jack (Lime)
This jack is used to connect to the front right and front left speakers of the
audio system.
•
Mic-in Jack (Pink)
This jack is used to connect an external microphone.
Front Audio
The front audio connector is used to connect to the line-out and mic-in jacks that
are at the front panel of your system.
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I/O Connectors
CD-in Internal Audio Connector
1
4
Right audio
channel
Left audio
channel
Ground
Ground
The CD-in connector is used to receive audio from a CD-ROM drive, TV tuner or
MPEG card.
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S/PDIF Connector
SPDIF out
Key Ground
+5V
1
SPDIF in
5
The S/PDIF connector is used to connect an external S/PDIF port. Your S/PDIF
port may be mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to
an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then connect the audio cable
to the S/PDIF connector. Make sure pin 1 of the audio cable is aligned with pin 1
of the S/PDIF connector.
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DSRCTS-
RD
2
1
RI-
RTS-
9
DCD-
COM 2
TD
GND
COM 1
DTR-
COM (Serial) Ports
The serial ports are RS232 asynchronous communication ports with 16C550Acompatible UARTs that can be used with modems, serial printers, remote display
terminals, and other serial devices.
Connecting External Serial Ports
Your COM port may come mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge
bracket to an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then insert the serial port cable to a COM connector. Make sure the colored stripe on the ribbon
cable is aligned with pin 1 of the COM connector.
BIOS Setting
Configure the serial ports in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Onboard Super
IO” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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SATA (Serial ATA) Connectors
SATA 4 SATA 5
SATA 0 SATA 1
7
1
GND
RXP
RXN
GND
TXN
TXP
GND
SATA 2 SATA 3
The Serial ATA connectors are used to connect Serial ATA devices. Connect one
end of the Serial ATA cable to a SATA connector and the other end to your Serial
ATA device.
BIOS Setting
Configure Serial ATA in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“OnChip SATA Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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IDE Connector
40
2
39
1
The IDE connector is used to connect hard drives. The connector on the IDE
cable can be inserted into this connector only if pin 1 of the cable is aligned with
pin 1 of this connector.
The IDE connector supports 2 devices, a Master and a Slave. Use an IDE ribbon
cable to connect the drives to the system board. An IDE ribbon cable have 3
connectors on them, one that plugs into the IDE connector on the system board
and the other 2 connects to IDE devices. The connector at the end of the cable is
for the Master drive and the connector in the middle of the cable is for the Slave
drive.
Note:
Refer to your disk drive user’s manual for information about selecting
proper drive switch settings.
Adding a Second IDE Disk Drive
When using two IDE drives, one must be set as the master and the other as the
slave. Follow the instructions provided by the drive manufacturer for setting the
jumpers and/or switches on the drives.
The system board supports Enhanced IDE or ATA-2, ATA/33, ATA/66, ATA/100
and ATA/133 hard drives. We recommend that you use hard drives from the
same manufacturer. In a few cases, drives from two different manufacturers will
not function properly when used together. The problem lies in the hard drives,
not the system board.
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Important:
If you encountered problems while using an ATAPI CD-ROM drive that is
set in Master mode, please set the CD-ROM drive to Slave mode. Some
ATAPI CD-ROMs may not be recognized and cannot be used if incorrectly
set in Master mode.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard IDE in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“OnChip IDE
Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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FDD Connector
33
34
1
2
The FDD connector supports a standard floppy disk drive. The floppy cable can
be inserted into this connector only if pin 1 of the cable is aligned with pin 1 of
this connector.
Connecting the FDD Cable
Insert one end of the FDD cable into the FDD connector and the other end of
the cable to the floppy drive. Pin 1 of the cable must align with pin 1 of the FDD
connector.
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IrDA and CIR Connectors
CIRRX
N. C. Ground
5VSB
CIR
CIRTX
1
5
IRRX
N. C. Ground
VCC
IrDA
1
IRTX
5
Connect the cable connector from your IrDA/CIR module to the IrDA connector or
CIR connector.
Note:
The sequence of the pin functions on some IrDA/CIR cable may be reversed from the pin function defined on the system board. Make sure to
connect the cable connector to the IrDA/CIR connector according to their
pin functions.
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system to use the
IrDA/CIR function. Refer to your operating system’s manual or documentation for
more information.
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Cooling Fan Connectors
CPU fan
4
1
Ground
Speed
Power Control
Sense
1st fan
Ground
Power
Sense
1
3
2nd fan
1
3
Ground Sense
Power
System fan
3
1
Sense Ground
Power
The fan connectors are used to connect cooling fans. The cooling fans will provide
adequate airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the CPU and system board components.
BIOS Setting
The 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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Power Connectors
Use a power supply that complies with the ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide
Version 1.1. An ATX12V power supply unit has a standard 24-pin ATX main power
connector that must be inserted into this connector.
12 24
COM
+3.3VDC
+12VDC
+5VDC
+12VDC
+5VDC
+5VSB
+5VDC
NC
PWR_OK
COM
COM
+5VDC
COM
COM
COM
PS_ON#
+5VDC
COM
COM
-12VDC
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
1 13
Your power supply unit may come with an 8-pin or 4-pin +12V power connector.
The +12V power enables the delivery of more +12VDC current to the processor’s
Voltage Regulator Module (VRM). If available, it is preferable to use the 8-pin
power; otherwise connect a 4-pin power to this connector.
8
4
+12V
Ground
5
1
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The power connectors from the power supply unit are designed to fit the 24-pin
and 8-pin connectors in only one orientation. Make sure to find the proper orientation before plugging the connectors.
The FDD-type power connector is an additional power connector. If you are using
more than one graphics cards, we recommend that you plug a power cable from your
power supply unit to the 5V/12V power connector. This will provide more stability to
the entire system. The system board will still work even if the additional power
connector is not connected.
4
1
+5V
+12V
Ground
Ground
The system board requires a minimum of 300 Watt power supply to operate. Your
system configuration (CPU power, amount of memory, add-in cards, peripherals,
etc.) may exceed the minimum power requirement. To ensure that adequate
power is provided, we strongly recommend that you use a minimum of 400 Watt
(or greater) power supply.
Important:
Insufficient power supplied to the system may result in instability or
the add-in boards and peripherals not functioning properly. Calculating
the system’s approximate power usage is important to ensure that the
power supply meets the system’s consumption requirements.
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Restarting the PC
Normally, you can power-off the PC by:
1.
Pressing the power button at the front panel of the chassis.
or
2.
Pressing the power switch that is on the system board (note: not all system
boards come with this switch).
If for some reasons you need to totally cut off the power supplied to the PC,
switch off the power supply or unplug the power cord. Take note though that if
you intend to restart it at once, please strictly follow the steps below.
1.
The time where power is totally discharged varies among power supplies. It’s
discharge time is highly dependent on the system’s configuration such as the
wattage of the power supply, the sequence of the supplied power as well as
the number of peripheral devices connected to the system. Due to this reason, we strongly recommend that you wait for the Standby Power LED (refer
to the “LEDs” section in this chapter for the location of the Standby Power
LED) to lit off.
2.
After the Standby Power LED has lit off, wait for 6 seconds before powering
on the PC.
If the system board is already enclosed in a chassis which apparently will not
make the Standby Power LED visible, wait for 15 seconds before you restore
power connections. 15 seconds is approximately the time that will take the
LED to lit off and the time needed before restoring power.
The above will ensure protection and prevent damage to the motherboard and
components.
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LEDs
DRAM
Power LED
Standby
Power LED
DRAM Power LED
This LED will light when the system’s power is on.
Standby Power LED
This LED will light when the system is in the standby mode.
Important:
When the DRAM Power LED and/or Standby Power LED lit red, it indicates that power is present on the DIMM sockets and/or PCI slots. Power-off the PC then unplug the power cord prior to installing any memory
modules or add-in cards. Failure to do so will cause severe damage to
the motherboard and components.
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Front Panel Connectors
SPEAKER
HD-LED
RESET
19
1
20
2
ATX-SW
PWR-LED
HD-LED: Primary/Secondary IDE LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
RESET: Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the system thus
prolonging the life of the power supply or system.
SPEAKER: Speaker Connector
This connects to the speaker installed in the system chassis.
ATX-SW: ATX Power Switch
Depending on the setting in the BIOS setup, this switch is a “dual function power
button” that will allow your system to enter the Soft-Off or Suspend mode.
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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) or S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state, it will blink
every second.
Note:
If a system did not boot-up and the Power/Standby LED did not light after it was powered-on, it may indicate that the CPU or memory module
was not installed properly. Please make sure they are properly inserted
into their corresponding socket.
HD-LED
(Primary/Secondary IDE LED)
Pin Assignment
3
5
HDD LED Power
HDD
Reserved
14
16
N. C.
N. C.
ATX-SW
(ATX power switch)
8
10
PWRBT+
PWRBT-
Reserved
18
20
N. C.
N. C.
RESET
(Reset switch)
50
Pin
7
9
SPEAKER
(Speaker connector)
13
15
17
19
PWR-LED
(Power/Standby LED)
2
4
6
Ground
H/W Reset
Speaker Data
N. C.
Ground
Speaker Power
LED Power (+)
LED Power (+)
LED Power (-) or Standby Signal
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Expansion Slots
PCI Express x16
PCI Express x1
PCI 1
PCI 2
PCI 3
PCI Express x16 Slot
Install PCI Express x16 graphics card, that comply to the PCI Express specifications, into the PCI Express x16 slot. To install a graphics card into the x16 slot,
align the graphics card above the slot then press it down firmly until it is completely seated in the slot. The retaining clip of the slot will automatically hold the
graphics card in place.
PCI Express x1 Slot
Install PCI Express cards such as network cards or other cards that comply to the
PCI Express specifications into the PCI Express x1 slot.
PCI Slots
The PCI slots support expansion cards that comply with PCI specifications.
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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
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•
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
•
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by the manufacturer.
•
Dispose of used batteries according to local ordinance.
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SPI_MOSI
SPI_CLK
GROUND
Download Flash BIOS Connector
8
7
SPI_HOLD#
SPI_CS0B
SPI_MIS0
SPI_VCC3
2
1
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
Award BIOS Setup Utility
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is a program that takes care of the basic level of communication between the processor and peripherals. In addition,
the BIOS also contains codes for various advanced features found in this system
board. This chapter explains the Setup Utility for the Award BIOS.
After you power up the system, the BIOS message appears on the screen and
the memory count begins. After the memory test, the following message will appear on the screen:
Press DEL to enter setup
If the message disappears before you respond, restart the system or press the
“Reset” button. You may also restart the system by pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt>
and <Del> keys simultaneously.
When you press <Del>, the main menu screen will appear.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility

Standard CMOS Features

Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password

Power Management Setup
Set User Password

PnP/PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup

PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup

Genie BIOS Setting
↑ ↓ → ←:
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
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3
Standard CMOS Features
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Standard CMOS Features” then 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>
Tue, Jan 12 2010
20 : 20 : 30
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Internal Phy SATA 1
Internal Phy SATA 3
Internal Phy SATA 2
Internal Phy SATA 4
Halt On
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
All, But Keyboard
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level

Change the day, month,
year and century
640K
392192K
393216K
+/-/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.
Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays a day, from
Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from January to December. Date
displays the date, from 1 to 31. Year displays the year, from 1994 to 2079.
Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based on the 24hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00. Hour displays hours
from 00 to 23. Minute displays minutes from 00 to 59. Second displays seconds
from 00 to 59.
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Primary IDE Master to Secondary IDE Slave
These fields are used to configure Parallel ATA drives. Move the cursor to a field
then press <Enter>. The following screen will appear.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Primary IDE Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press Enter
Primary IDE Master
Access Mode
Auto
Auto
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
0
0
0
0
0
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

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.
Primary IDE Master to Secondary IDE Slave
If you select ”Auto”, the BIOS will auto-detect the HDD & CD-ROM drive at
the POST stage and show the IDE for the HDD & CD-ROM drive. If a hard
disk has not been installed, select “None”.
Access Mode
For hard drives larger than 528MB, you would typically select the LBA type.
Certain operating systems require that you select CHS or Large. Please check
your operating system’s manual or Help desk on which one to select.
Capacity
Displays the approximate capacity of the disk drive. Usually the size is
slightly greater than the size of a formatted disk given by a disk checking
program.
Cylinder
This field displays the number of cylinders.
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Head
This field displays the number of read/write heads.
Precomp
This field displays the number of cylinders at which to change the write timing.
Landing Zone
This field displays the number of cylinders specified as the landing zone for
the read/write heads.
Sector
This field displays the number sectors per track.
Internal Phy SATA 1 to Internal Phy SATA 4
These fields are used to configure Serial ATA drives. Move the cursor to a field
then press <Enter>. The following screen will appear.
Note:
The fields for configuring Serial ATA drives will appear only if the Serial
ATA function is Enabled. Enable this function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu of the BIOS.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Internal Phy SATA 1
IDE Auto-Detection
Press Enter
Extended IDE Drive
Access Mode
Auto
Auto
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
0
0
0
0
0
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

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.
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Halt On
This field determines whether the system will stop if an error is detected during
power up. The default setting is All Errors.
No Errors
The system boot will not stop for any errors detected.
All Errors
The system boot will stop whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error.
All, But Keyboard
The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error; it will stop for all other
errors.
All, But Diskette
The system boot will not stop for a disk error; it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Disk/Key
The system boot will not stop for a disk or keyboard error; it will stop for all
other errors.
Base Memory
Displays the amount of base (or conventional) memory installed in the system.
The value of the base memory is typically 512K for systems with 512K memory
installed on the motherboard or 640K for systems with 640K or more memory
installed on the motherboard.
Extended Memory
Displays the amount of extended memory detected during boot-up.
Total Memory
Displays the total memory available in the system.
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Advanced BIOS Features
The Advanced BIOS Features allows you to configure your system for basic operation. Some entries are defaults required by the system board, while others, if
enabled, will improve the performance of your system or let you set some features according to your preference.
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Advanced BIOS Features
Hard Disk Boot Priority
CPU Internal Cache
External Cache
Quick Power On Self Test
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Boot Up Numlock Status
x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
x Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
APIC Mode
MPS Version Control For OS
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
HDD S.M.A.R.T Capability
Full Screen LOGO Show

↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Press Enter
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
CDROM
Hard Disk
CDROM
Enabled
On
30
250
Setup
Enabled
1.4
Non-OS2
Disabled
Enabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

Select Hard Disk Boot
Device Priority
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.
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Refer to the next section for more information on this submenu.
CPU Internal Cache and External Cache
These fields speed up the memory access. The default is Enabled, which provides
better performance by enabling cache.
Quick Power On Self Test
This field speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) whenever the system is powered
on. The BIOS will shorten or skip some check items during POST. To attain the
shortest POST time, select “Fast”.
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.
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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.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This field allows you to select the rate at which the keys are accelerated.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
This field allows you to select the delay between when the key was first depressed and when the acceleration begins.
Security Option
This field determines when the system will prompt for the password- everytime
the system boots or only when you enter the BIOS setup. Set the password in
the Set Supervisor/User Password submenu.
System
The system will not boot and access to Setup will be denied unless the correct password is entered at the prompt.
Setup
The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied unless the correct
password is entered at the prompt.
APIC Mode
This field is used to enable or disable the APIC mode.
MPS Version Control for OS
This field is used to select the MPS version that the system board is using.
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
This field allows you to access the memory that is over 64MB in OS/2.
HDD S.M.A.R.T Capability
The system board supports SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting
Technology) hard drives. SMART is a reliability prediction technology for ATA/IDE
and SCSI drives. The drive will provide sufficient notice to the system or user to
backup data prior to the drive’s failure. The default is Disabled. If you are using
hard drives that support S.M.A.R.T., set this field to Enabled. SMART is supported
in ATA/33 or later hard drives.
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Full Screen Logo Show
This field is applicable only if you want a particular logo to appear during system
boot-up.
Enabled
The logo will appear in full screen during system boot-up.
Disabled
The logo will not appear during system boot-up.
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
Item Help
1. Bootable Add-in Cards
Menu Level

Use <↑> or <↓> to select
a device, then press <+>
to move it up, or <-> to
move it down the list.
Press <ESC> to exit this
menu.
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
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Advanced Chipset Features
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Advanced Chipset Features


PCIE Configuration
IGX Configuration
Init Display First
NB Power Management
Memory Hole
System BIOS Cacheable
Press Enter
Press Enter
PCIEx
Auto
Disabled
Disabled
Item Help
Menu Level

3
Close
by CAS# LT
Slow
Slow
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
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.
PCIE Configuration
IGX Configuration
Refer to the following pages for more information on
these submenus.
Init Display First
IGX
When the system boots, it will first initialize the onboard VGA.
PCIEx
When the system boots, it will first initialize the PCI Express x16 graphics
card.
NB Power Management
Dynamic clock gating for IOC/NT/MCU/CFG. The options are Auto, Enabled and
Disabled.
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Memory Hole
In order to improve system performance, certain space in memory can be reserved for ISA cards. This memory must be mapped into the memory space
below 16MB. When enabled, the CPU assumes the 15-16MB memory range is
allocated to the hidden ISA address range instead of the actual system DRAM.
When disabled, the CPU assumes the 15-16MB address range actually contains
DRAM memory. If more than 16MB of system memory is installed, this field must
be disabled to provide contiguous system memory.
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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PCIE Configuration
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PCIE Configuration


↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
25
Press Enter
Press Enter
GPP Slots Power Limit, W
GFX Port 1
NB-SB Port Features
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
GPP Slots Power Limit, W
This field is used to enter the GPP’s power limit. The minimum is 0 and the
maximum is 255.
GFX Port 1
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GFX Port 1
Gen2 High Speed Mode
Link ASPM
Link Width
Slot Power Limit, W
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Auto
Disabled
Auto
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+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Gen2 High Speed Mode
The options are Auto, Disabled, Software Initiated and Advertised RC.
Link ASPM
The options are Disabled, L0s, L1, and L0s & L1.
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Link Width
The options are Auto, x1, x2, x4 and x8.
Slot Power Limit,W
This field is used to enter the slot’s power limit. The minimum is 0 and the
maximum is 255.
NB-SB Port Features
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NB-SB Port Features
Link ASPM
Link Width
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
L1
Auto
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Link ASPM
The options are Disabled and L1.
Link Width
The options are Auto, x1, x2 and x4.
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IGX Configuration
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IGX Configuration
UMA
Auto
Above 4G
Disabled
700
Disabled
Internal Graphics Mode
UMA Frame Buffer Size
Frame Buffer Location
IGX Engine Clock Override
x IGX Engine Clock
HDMI Audio
Surround View
Video Display Devices
Auto
Auto
DDI Support
Disabled
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Internal Graphics Mode
This is used to configure the internal graphics mode. The options are Disabled, UMA and UMA+SidePort.
UMA Frame Buffer Size
This is used to select the total amount of system memory locked by the BIOS
for video. A larger frame buffer size should result in higher video performance. The options are Auto, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB and 512MB.
Frame Buffer Location
This is used to select the frame buffer’s location. The options are Below 4G
and Above 4G.
IGX Engine Clock Override
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
IGX Engine Clock
This is used to enter the IGX engine clock. The minimum is 150 and the
maximum is 1000.
HDMI Audio
This is used to enable or disable the HDMI audio.
Surround View
The options are Auto, Enabled and Disabled.
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Video Display Devices
This field is used to select the type of display devices in use.
DDI Support
The options are SLDVI and Disable.
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Integrated Peripherals
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Integrated Peripherals




OnChip IDE Device
OnChip SATA Device
OnBoard Super I/O
USB Device Setting
HD Audio Azalia
Azalia Front Panel
Onboard LAN PXE
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
Auto
Auto
Enabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
OnChip IDE Device
OnChip SATA Device
OnBoard Super I/O
Refer to the following pages for more information on
these submenus.
USB Device Setting
HD Audio Azalia
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard HD audio.
Azalia Front Panel
This field is used to enable or disable the Azalia front panel audio.
Onboard LAN PXE
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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OnChip IDE Device
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OnChip IDE Device
IDE HDD Block Mode
IDE DMA Transfer
OnChip IDE Channel0
OnChip IDE Channel1
Primary Master PIO
Primary Slave PIO
Secondary Master PIO
Secondary Slave PIO
Primary Master UDMA
Primary Slave UDMA
Secondary Master UDMA
Secondary Slave UDMA
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

If your IDE hard drive
supports block mode
select Enabled for
automatic detection of
the optimal number of
block read/writes per
sector the drive can
support
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
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
This field is used to enable or disable the DMA transfer function of an IDE
hard drive.
OnChip IDE Channel 0 and OnChip IDE Channel 1
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.
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Primary Master/Slave PIO to 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
The BIOS will automatically set the system according to your hard disk
drive’s timing.
Mode 0-4
You can select a mode that matches your hard disk drive’s timing. Caution:
Do not use the wrong setting or you will have drive errors.
Primary Master/Slave UDMA to 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
The BIOS will automatically detect the settings for you.
Disabled
The BIOS will not detect these categories.
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OnChip SATA Device
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OnChip SATA Device
OnChip SATA Channel
RAID INVOKE MODE
OnChip SATA Type
Combined Mode
PATA Channel Mapping
Enabled
AUTO
Native IDE
Enabled
Secondary
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
F10: Save

ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
OnChip SATA Channel
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard SATA.
RAID Invoke Mode
The options are Auto, Biggest First and Smallest First.
OnChip SATA Type
This field is used to configure the SATA devices supported by the southbridge.
Native IDE
This option configures the Serial ATA drives as Parallel ATA storage devices.
RAID
This option allows you to create RAID on Serial ATA devices.
AHCI
This option allows the Serial ATA devices to use AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface).
Legacy IDE
This option configures the Serial ATA drives as Legacy IDE storage devices.
Combined Mode
This field is used to enable or disable the combined mode.
PATA Channel Mapping
The options are Primary and Secondary.
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Onboard Super IO
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Onboard Super IO
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
CIR Port Address
x CIR Port IRQ
↑↓:
Item Help
3F8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3
Disabled
11
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Menu Level
F10: Save

ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Onboard Serial Port 1 and Onboard Serial Port 2
Auto
The system will automatically select an I/O address for the onboard serial
port 1 and serial port 2.
3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3
Allows you to manually select an I/O address for the onboard serial port 1
and serial port 2.
Disabled
Disables the onboard serial port 1 and/or serial port 2.
CIR Port Address
This field is used to select an I/O address for the CIR device.
CIR Port IRQ
This field is used to select an IRQ for the CIR device.
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USB Device Setting
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USB Device Setting
USB 2.0 Controller 1
USB 2.0 Controller 2
USB 1.0 Controller
USB Operation Mode
USB Keyboard Function
USB Mouse Function
USB Storage Function
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Full/Low Speed
Enabled
Enabled
Enalbed
Item Help
Menu Level

*** USB Mass Storage Device Boot Setting ***
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
USB 2.0 Controller 1 / USB 2.0 Controller 2
This field is used to enable or disable the Enhanced Host Controller Interface
(USB 2.0).
USB 1.0 Controller
This field is used to enable or disable the Universal Host Controller Interface
(USB 1.0).
USB Operation Mode
This field is used to select the USB’s operation mode.
High Speed
If the USB device is a high speed device, it will operate in high speed mode.
If it is a full/low speed device, it will operate in full/low speed mode.
Full/Low Speed
Regardless of the speed of the USB device, it will always operate in full/low
speed mode.
USB Keyboard Function
Due to the limited space of the BIOS ROM, the support for legacy USB keyboard (in DOS mode) is by default set to Disabled. With more BIOS ROM
space available, it will be able to support more advanced features as well as
provide compatibility to a wide variety of peripheral devices.
If a PS/2 keyboard is not available and you need to use a USB keyboard to
install Windows (installation is performed in DOS mode) or run any program
under DOS, set this field to Enabled.
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USB Mouse Function
Due to the limited space of the BIOS ROM, the support for legacy USB mouse
(in DOS mode) is by default set to Disabled. With more BIOS ROM space
available, it will be able to support more advanced features as well as provide
compatibility to a wide variety of peripheral devices.
If a PS/2 mouse is not available and you need to use a USB mouse to install
Windows (installation is performed in DOS mode) or run any program under
DOS, set this field to Enabled.
USB Storage Function
This field is used to enable or disable the support for legacy USB mass storage.
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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
x
x
x
x
ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
C2 Disable/Enable
Modem Use IRQ
Soft-Off by PWRBTN
PowerOn By PCI Card
ACPI XSDT Table
HPET Support
Power On Function
KB Power On Password
Hot Key Power On
PWRON After PWR-Fail
RTC Alarm Resume
Date (Of Month)
Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Enabled
S1(POS)
Disabled
NA
Instant-Off
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
Button Only
Enter
Ctrl-F1
Off
Disabled
0
0:0:0
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
ACPI Function
This function should be enabled only in operating systems that support ACPI. If
you want to use the Suspend to RAM function, make sure this field is enabled
then select “S3(STR)” in the field below.
ACPI Suspend Type
This field is used to select the type of Suspend mode.
S1(POS)
Enables the Power On Suspend function.
S3(STR)
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
C2 Disable/Enable
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
MODEM Use IRQ
This field is used to select an IRQ channel for the modem installed in your system.
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Soft-Off by PWRBTN
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.
PowerOn By PCI Card
Enabled
This field should be set to Enabled only if your PCI card such as LAN card or
modem card uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal to remotely
wake up the system. Access to the LAN card or PCI card will cause the system to wake up. Refer to the card’s documentation for more information.
Disabled
The system will not wake up despite access to the PCI card.
ACPI XSDT Table
Enable the ACPI XSDT table only when using a 64-bit mode OS. The table does
not support 32-bit mode OS such as Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
HPET Support
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Power On Function
This field allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on the
system.
Button only
Default setting. Uses the power button to power on the system.
Password
When this option is selected, set the password you would like to use to power-on the system in the “KB Power On Password” field.
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.
MS Move&Click
When this option is selected, move/click the mouse to power-on the system.
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Any Key
Press any key 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.
KB Power On Password
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. Enter your password. You can
enter up to 5 characters. Type in exactly the same password to confirm, then
press <Enter>.
The power button will not function once a keyboard password has been set in
this field. You must type the correct password to power-on the system. If you
forgot the password, power-off the system and remove the battery. Wait for a
few seconds and install it back before powering-on the system.
Hot Key Power On
This field is used to select a function key that you would like to use to power-on
the system.
PWRON After PWR-Fail
Off
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system’s power is off. You
must press the Power button to power-on the system.
On
When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will automatically
power-on.
RTC Alarm Resume
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)” and “Resume Time”
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)
0
The system will power-on everyday according to the time set in the “Time
(hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
1-31
Select a date you would like the system to power-on. The system will poweron on the set date, and time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
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Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
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) ” 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 describes configuring 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
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
8
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
** PCI Express Relative items**
Maximum Payload Size
128
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values


PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
Assign IRQ for VGA
Assign IRQ for USB
PCI Latency Timer(Per 8CLK)
INT Pin 1 Assignment
INT Pin 2 Assignment
INT Pin 3 Assignment
INT Pin 4 Assignment
INT Pin 5 Assignment
INT Pin 6 Assignment
INT Pin 7 Assignment
INT Pin 8 Assignment
↑↓→←:
Menu Level
Auto
Press Enter
Resources Controlled By
x IRQ Resources
Item Help

No
PnP OS Installed
+/-/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.
PnP OS Installed
If you selected “Yes”, the BIOS will detect the Plug and Play devices for some
compatible resources.
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 in the “IRQ Resources” field.
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IRQ Resources
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. This field is used to set each
system interrupt to either Reserved or PCI Device.
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IRQ Resources
IRQ-3
IRQ-4
IRQ-5
IRQ-7
IRQ-10
IRQ-11
IRQ-12
IRQ-14
IRQ-15
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level

Legacy ISA for
devices compliant with
the original PC AT bus
specification. PCI/ISA
PnP for devices compliant with the Plug and
Play standard whether
designed for PCI or ISA
bus architecture.
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This field determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can work with PCI/
VGA or not. The default value is Disabled.
Enabled
MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA.
Disabled
MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards does not work with PCI/VGA.
Assign IRQ for VGA
When Enabled, the system automatically assigns an IRQ for the VGA card installed. Your VGA card will need an IRQ only when using the video capture function of the card. If you are not using this function and a new device requires an
IRQ, you can set this field to Disabled. The IRQ (previously occupied by the VGA
card) will be available for your new device.
Assign IRQ for USB
When Enabled, the system automatically assigns an IRQ for the USB device connected to your system. However, if you are not using USB devices and an ISA
slot requires an IRQ, set this field to Disabled. The IRQ previously occupied by
the USB device will be available for the ISA slot.
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PCI Latency Timer (Per 8CLK)
This feature is used to select the length of time each PCI device will control the
bus before another takes over. The larger the value, the longer the PCI device
can retain control of the bus. Since each access to the bus comes with an initial
delay before any transaction can be made, low values for the PCI Latency Timer
will reduce the effectiveness of the PCI bandwidth while higher values will improve it.
INT Pin 1 Assignment to INT Pin 8 Assignment
By default, a device is automatically assigned to each INT. You can also manually
assign an INT for each device.
Maximum Payload Size
This field is used to select the maximum TLP payload size of the PCI Express devices. The unit is byte.
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PC Health Status
↑↓→←:
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
85oC/185oF
> 50oC
< 25oC
> 35oC
< 25oC
1.28V
1.88V
1.28V
1.23V
3.39V
12.16V
5.10V
3.39V
33oC
36oC
56oC
2860 RPM
0 RPM
Item Help
Menu Level


Shutdown Temperature
CPUFan Fully ON If CPUTemp
CPUFan Turn OFF If CPUTemp
SYSFan Fully ON If SYSTemp
SYSFan Turn OFF If SYSTemp
CPU Core Voltage
DRAM Voltage
VCC SB Voltage
HTT +1.2V Voltage
ATX +3.3V Voltage
ATX +12V Voltage
+5V Dual Voltage
Voltage Battery
CPU Core Temperature
System Temperature
CHIPSET Temperature
CPU Fan Fan Speed
SYSTEM Fan Speed

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PC Health Status
+/-/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 PC Health Status 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.
Shutdown Temperature
You can prevent the system from overheating by selecting a temperature at
which the system will shutdown. If the system detected that its temperature exceeded the one set in this field, it will automatically shutdown.
CPUFan Fully On If CPUTemp
This field is used to select the CPU’s temperature at which the CPU fan will rotate
at full speed.
CPUFan Turn Off If CPUTemp
This field is used to select the CPU’s temperature at which the CPU fan will rotate
at a start speed which is the slowest speed.
Note:
1. If the CPU temperature runs between the highest (set in the “CPUFan
Fully On If CPUTemp” field) and lowest (set in the “CPUFan Turn Off If
CPUTemp” field) temperature, the system will automatically adjust the
CPU fan’s speed according to the temperature.
2. If you want to reduce the CPU fan’s noise or prevent CPU overheat,
select a lower temperature in the “CPUFan Fully On If CPUTemp” field
to allow the CPU fan to rotate full speed at the selected lower temperature.
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SYSFan Fully On If SYSTemp
This field is used to select the system’s temperature at which the chassis fan will
rotate at full speed.
SYSFan Turn Off If SYSTemp
This field is used to select the system’s temperature at which the chassis fan will
rotate at a start speed which is the slowest speed.
Note:
If the system’s temperature runs between the highest (set in the “SYSFan Fully On If SYSTemp” field) and lowest (set in the ”SYSFan Turn Off
If SYSTemp” field) temperature, the system will automatically adjust the
chassis fan’s speed according to the temperature.
CPU Core Voltage to SYSTEM Fan Speed
These fields will show the output voltage, temperature and fan speed of the
monitored devices or components.
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Genie BIOS Setting
Aimed to provide convenience and superb overclockability, this submenu comes
available in Easy mode (default mode) and Advance mode.
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Genie BIOS Setting
Press Enter
Press Enter
DDR 888
Auto
DDR3 400
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
1.900V
1.10 V
1
Disabled
200MHz
5
100MHz
↑↓→←:
1.28V
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Menu Level


CPU Core Voltage
Item Help

DRAM Configuration
CPU Feature
Memory Current Value
Timing Mode
x Memory Clock Value or Limit
AMD K8 Cool&Quiet Control
x CPU Clock Ratio
CPU NB Clock Ratio
HT Link Frequency
CPU VID Special Add
DRAM Voltage Control
NB Core Voltage
O.C Fail Retry Counter
Spread Spectrum
CPU Host/HTT Clock
CPU Host/HTT Adjust Gap
PCIE Clock


+/-/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 Genie BIOS Setting 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.
DRAM Configuration
CPU Feature
Refer to the following pages for more information on
these submenus.
Memory Current Value
This field will show the current value of the system memory.
Timing Mode
Auto
The BIOS will automatically detect all DRAM timing.
MaxMemClk
This option uses the maximum DRAM clock.
Manual
This option allows you to manually select the DRAM’s clock speed.
Memory Clock Value or Limit
This is used to select the clock speed of the DIMM.
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AMD K8 Cool&Quiet Control
Auto
Enables AMD’s Cool‘n’Quiet technology. This function allows the system to detect the CPU’s tasks and utilization status. When the CPU’s task slows down,
the system effectively lowers power consumption by changing its CPU speed
and voltage, subsequently decreasing its noise level.
Disabled
Disables AMD’s Cool‘n’Quiet technology.
CPU Clock Ratio
This field is used to select the CPU’s frequency ratio.
CPU NB Clock Ratio
This field is used to select the NB’s frequency ratio.
HT Link Frequency
The options are Auto, 200MHz, 400MHz, 600MHz, 800MHz and 1 GHz.
CPU VID Special Add
This is used to select the voltage supplied to the CPU.
DRAM Voltage Control
This is used to select the voltage supplied to the DRAM.
NB Core Voltage
This is used to select the Northbridge’s core voltage.
O.C. Fail Retry Counter
The options are 0, 1, 2 and 3.
Spread Spectrum
Leave this field in its default setting. Do not alter this setting unless advised by
an engineer or technician.
CPU Host/HTT Clock
This field is used to enter a CPU Host/HTT Clock value. The minimum is 200 and
the maximum is 700.
CPU Host/HTT Adjust Gap
This field is used to enter a CPU Host/HTT adjust gap value.
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PCIE Clock
This field is used to enter the PCIE clock. The minimum is 100 and the maximum
is 250.
CPU Core Voltage
This field will show the CPU’s current voltage.
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DRAM Configuration
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>, the following screen will appear.
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DRAM Configuration
MCT Memory Timing
DCTs Mode
Memory Hole Remapping
Auto Optimize Bottom IO
x Bottom of [31:24] IO Space
Bottom of UMA DRAM [31:24]

Item Help
Press Enter
Ganged
Enabled
Enabled
C0
FC
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Menu Level
F10: Save

ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
MCT Memory Timing
Refer to the following pages for more information on this submenu.
DCTs Mode
The options are Ganged and Unganged.
Memory Hole Remapping
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Auto Optimize Bottom IO
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Bottom of [31:24] IO Space
This field is used to enter the memory that will be remapped to another address.
The minimum is 0000 and the maximum is 00FF.
Bottom of UMA DRAM [31:24]
This field is used to enter the UMA DRAM value. The minimum is 0000 and the
maximum is 00FC.
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MCT Memory Timing
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>, the following screen will appear.
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MCT Memory Timing
MCT Memory Timing
2T Mode
CAS Latency Time
Precharge Delay (tRAS)
DRAM RAS# Precharge
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
Bank to Bank Cmd (TRRD)
TRC
TRFC0
TRFC1
TRFC2
TRFC3
CS/ODT Pin Fine Delay
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Auto
Auto
Enabled
Auto
5 CLK
Auto
18 CLK
Auto
5 CLK
Auto
5 CLK
Auto
3 CLK
Auto
24 CLK
Auto
75 nS
Auto
105 nS
Auto
75 nS
Auto
75 nS
Enabled ↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F10: Save
Item Help
Menu Level

ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
MCT Memory Timing
Auto
The BIOS will automatically detect all the MCT memory timing.
Manual
This option allows you to manually configure the MCT memory timing on the
following fields.
2T Mode
This field is used to configure the 2T mode.
CAS Latency Time
This field is used to select the clock cycles for the CAS latency.
Precharge Delay (tRAS)
The options are Auto, 5 CLK to 18 CLK.
DRAM RAS# Precharge
This field is used to select the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command
to the DRAM.
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DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
This field is used to select the latency between the DRAM active command
and the read/write command. The options are 2 and 3.
Bank to Bank Cmd (TRRD)
The options are Auto, 2 CLK to 5 CLK.
TRC
Row-Cycle delay. Set the “System Performance” field to Optimal if you want
to use the delay time recommended by the DIMM manufacturer.
TRFC 0 to TRFC 3
These fields are used to select the auto refresh cycle time.
CS/ODT Pin Fine Delay
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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CPU Feature
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>, the following screen will appear.
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CPU Feature
Secure Virtual Machine Mode
AMD CPU Stepping
Item Help
Disabled
P0
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Menu Level
F10: Save

ESC: Exit
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to
this one.
Secure Virtual Machine Mode
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
AMD CPU Stepping
The options are P0, P1, P2 and P3.
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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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Genie BIOS Setting

Standard CMOS Features

Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password

Power Management Setup

PnP/PCI Configurations

PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup

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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Genie BIOS Setting

Standard CMOS Features

Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password

Power Management Setup

PnP/PCI Configurations

PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup

Set User Password
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)?
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Load Fail-Safe 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>.
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
Standard CMOS Features

Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password

Power Management Setup
Set User Password
PnP/PCI Configurations
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
Save & Exit Setup


Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup

Genie BIOS Setting
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
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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Genie BIOS Setting

Standard CMOS Features

Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password

Power Management Setup
Set User Password
PnP/PCI Configurations
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
Save & Exit Setup


Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup

Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
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>.
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
Standard CMOS Features

Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password

Power Management Setup
Set User Password

PnP/PCI Configurations

PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup

Genie BIOS Setting
Save & Exit Setup
SAVE to CMOS and EXITExit
(Y/N)?
Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
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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
Standard CMOS Features

Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password

Power Management Setup
Set User Password

PnP/PCI Configurations

PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup

Genie BIOS Setting
Save & Exit Setup
Exit
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)?
N Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←:
Select Item
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
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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RAID BIOS
The AMD BIOS utility is used to configure and manage RAID on Serial ATA drives.
After you power up the system and all drives have been detected, the AMD BIOS
status message screen will appear. Press the <F4> key 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. You can download them from DFI’s web site or contact technical support or your sales representative.
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>.
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.
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Press <Y> to flash the new BIOS.
Supported Software
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Chapter 4 - Supported Software
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities and software
applications required to enhance the performance of the system board.
Insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Mainboard Utility CD)
will appear. If after inserting the CD, “Autorun” did not automatically start (which
is, the Mainboard Utility CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root
directory of the CD and double-click “Setup”.
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Microsoft .NET Framework V2.0 (Installation First)
Note:
Install Microsoft .NET Framework V2.0 prior to installing the other drivers.
To install the driver, click “Microsoft .NET Framework V2.0” on the main menu.
1.
To start the installation,
click Next.
2.
Read the license agreement
carefully.
Click “I accept the terms of
the License Agreement” and
then click Install.
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3.
Setup is currently installing
the driver.
4.
Click Finish.
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ATI Graphics Drivers
Note:
If the graphics card you intend to use is an ATI graphics card, you must
first install the ATI Graphics Drivers (that is in the provided CD) prior to
installing the graphics card’s driver.
To install, click “ATI Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
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1.
Select the components you
want to install then click
Next.
2.
Click Install to install to the
destination folder or click
Browse to select another
folder.
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3.
The installation program is
extracting the files needed
to install the driver.
4.
Select the language for this
installation then click Next.
5.
The installation program
is now ready to install the
driver. Click Install.
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6.
Select the component (Express or Custom) you want
to install then click Next.
7.
Read the license agreement
then click Accept.
Supported Software
8.
4
The Catalyst Install Manager is now installing the
driver.
9.The driver has been completely installed. Click Finish.
10. Click Yes to reboot the
system.
Restarting the system will
allow the new driver installation to take effect.
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LAN Drivers
To install the driver, click “LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
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1.
Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click Next.
2.
Click Install to begin the
installation.
3.
After completing installation, click Finish.
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Audio Drivers
To install the driver, click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu.
1.
Setup is now ready to install the audio driver. Click
Next.
2.
Follow the remainder of the
steps on the screen; clicking “Next” each time you
finish a step.
3.
Click “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” then
click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software installation to take effect.
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RAID Utility
To install the driver, click “RAID Drivers” on the main menu.
1.
Windows Explorer will appear showing the folder where the driver files are
located in the CD.
2.
You must create a RAID driver floppy diskette which is needed when you install the RAID driver during Windows installation.
Run the appropriate execution file.
3.
Insert a blank floppy diskette then click OK.
4.
The system will format and write the necessary driver files into the diskette.
RAIDXpert Utility
After you have installed the RAID driver, you can use the RAIDXpert utility to
manage RAID volume. The easy-to-use utility is designed to simplify RAID storage management. RAIDXpert can configure, manage and monitor RAID products
remotely from a web browser.
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1.
On your desktop, click Start
-> AMD -> RAIDXpert ->
RAIDXpert.
2.
Enter the Login ID and
Password. The default ID
and password is “admin”.
Click Sign In.
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3.
The functions and features
are located on the left column of the utility.
4.
Click Physical Drive Overview to view the current
status of the drives.
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Hardware Monitor for Windows
The Hardware Monitor for Windows utility is capable of monitoring the system’s
temperature, fan speed, voltage, etc. and allows you to manually set a range
(Highest and Lowest Limit) to the items being monitored. If the settings/values
are over or under the set range, a warning message will pop-up. The utility can
also be configured so that a beeping alarm will sound whenever an error occurs.
We recommend that you use the “Default Setting” which is the ideal setting that
would keep the system in good working condition.
To install, click “Hardware Monitor for Windows” on the main menu.
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1.
Setup is now ready to install the utility. Click Next.
2.
Click Next to install or click
Change to select another
folder.
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3.
Click Install to begin the
installation.
4.
After completing installation, click Finish.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3
To install the reader, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3” on the main menu.
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1.
Click Next to install or click
Change Destination Folder
to select another folder.
2.
Click Install to begin installation.
3.
Click Finish to exit installation.
RAID
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Chapter 5 - RAID
The AMD SB710 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.
Connect the Serial ATA drives.
2.
Configure Serial ATA in the Award BIOS.
3.
Configure RAID in the RAID BIOS.
4.
Install the RAID driver during OS installation.
5.
Install the RAID Utility (that is in the provided CD).
Step 1: Connect the Serial ATA Drives
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.
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.
Configure Serial ATA in the appropriate fields.
3.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu of the BIOS setup utility. Select
“Save & Exit Setup” then press <Enter>.
4.
Type <Y> and press <Enter>.
5.
Reboot the system.
Step 3: Configure RAID in the RAID BIOS
When the system powers-up and all drives have been detected, the AMD RAID
BIOS status message screen will appear. Press the <F4> key to enter the utility.
The utility allows you to build a RAID system on Serial ATA drives.
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Step 4: Install the RAID Driver During OS Installation
The RAID driver must be installed during the Windows® XP or Windows® 2000 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 RAID driver 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.
Step 5: Install the RAID Utility
Refer to chapter 4 for instructions on installing the RAID utility.
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Appendix A - NLITE and AHCI Installation Guide
nLite
nLite is an application program that allows you to customize your XP installation
disc by integrating the RAID/AHCI drivers into the disc. By using nLite, the F6
function key usually required during installation is no longer needed.
Note:
The installation steps below are based on nLite version 1.4.9. Installation procedures may slightly vary if you’re using another version of the
program.
1.
Download the program from nLite’s offical website.
http://www.nliteos.com/download.html
2.
Install nLite.
Important:
Due to it’s coding with Visual.Net, you may need to first install .NET
Framework prior to installing nLite.
3.
Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files from Intel’s website. The drivers
you choose will depend on the operating system and chipset used by your
computer.
The downloaded driver files
should include iaahci.cat,
iaAHCI.inf, iastor.cat, iaStor.
inf, IaStor.sys, license.txt
and TXTSETUP.OEM.
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4.
Insert the XP installation
disc into an optical drive.
5.
Launch nLite. The Welcome
screen will appear. Click
Next.
6.
Click Next to temporarily
save the Windows installation files to the designated
default folder.
A
If you want to save them
in another folder, click
Browse, select the folder
and then click Next.
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Click Next.
8.
In the Task Selection dialog box, click Drivers and
Bootable ISO. Click Next.
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9.Click Insert and then select Multiple driver folder
to select the drivers you
will integrate. Click Next.
10. Select only the drivers
appropriate for the Windows version that you are
using and then click OK.
Integrating 64-bit drivers into 32-bit Windows
or vice versa will cause
file load errors and failed
installation.
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11. If you are uncertain of
the southbridge chip used
on your motherboard,
select all RAID/AHCI controllers and then click
OK.
12. Click Next.
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13. The program is currently
integrating the drivers
and applying changes to
the installation.
14.
When the program is finished applying the changes, click Next.
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15. To create an image, select the Create Image
mode under the General
section and then click
Next.
16.
Or you can choose to
burn it directly to a disc
by selecting the Direct
Burn mode under the
General section.
Select the optical device
and all other necessary
settings and then click
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17. You have finished customizing the Windows
XP installation disc. Click
Finish.
Enter the BIOS utility to
configure the SATA controller to RAID/AHCI. You
can now install Windows
XP.
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AHCI
The installation steps below will guide you in configuring your SATA drive to AHCI
mode.
1.
Enter the BIOS utility and configure the SATA controller to IDE mode.
2.
Install Windows XP but do not press F6.
3.
Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files supported by the motherboard
chipset from Intel’s website.
Transfer the downloaded
driver files to C:\AHCI.
4.
Open Device Manager and
right click on one of the
Intel Serial ATA Storage
Controllers, then select
Update Driver.
If the controller you selected did not work, try
selecting another one.
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5.
In the Hardware Update
Wizard dialog box, select
“No, not this time” then
click Next.
6.
Select “Install from a list
or specific location (Advanced)” and then click
Next.
7.
Select “Don’t search. I
will choose the driver
to install” and then click
Next.
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8.
Click “Have Disk”.
9.
Select C:\AHCI\iaAHCI.inf
and then click Open.
10. Select the appropriate
AHCI Controller of your
hardware device and then
click Next.
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11. A warning message appeared because the selected SATA controller did
not match your hardware
device.
Ignore the warning and
click Yes to proceed.
12. Click Finish.
13. The system’s settings
have been changed. Windows XP requires that
you restart the computer.
Click Yes.
14.
Enter the BIOS utility and
modify the SATA controller from IDE to AHCI. By
doing so, Windows will
work normally with the
SATA controller that is in
AHCI mode.
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System Error Message
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.
Error Messages
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the BIOS detects an
error during the POST. This list indicates the error messages for all Awards BIOSes:
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
Important
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of
used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has become corrupt. This error may have been caused by a weak battery. Check the battery and
replace if necessary.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The display switch on the motherboard can be set to either monochrome or color.
This indicates the switch is set to a different setting than indicated in Setup.
Determine which setting is correct, either turn off the system and change the
jumper or enter Setup and change the VIDEO selection.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
Floppy type mismatch.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
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Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
HDD initialization error.
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Sector Verify failed.
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller is pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
correctly
Manufacturing POST loop
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the keyboard controller is pull
low. This is also used for the M/B burn in test at the factory.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
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Troubleshooting
Appendix 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:
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1.
Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2.
Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly attached to the
monitor and the other end is plugged into a working AC outlet. If necessary,
try another outlet.
3.
Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the monitor and the
system’s display adapter.
4.
Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s brightness control knob.
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The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1.
The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical sync.
2.
Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that may be creating
a magnetic field around the display.
3.
Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
1.
If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor may need
to be turned off. Fluorescent lights adjacent to the monitor may also cause
screen wavering.
Power Supply
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
1.
Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live outlet and the
other end properly plugged into the back of the system.
2.
Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is set for the
correct type of voltage you are using.
3.
The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord and install a
new one if necessary.
Floppy Drive
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1.
The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette and try again.
2.
The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not write-protected.
3.
You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path statement to make
sure you are writing to the targeted drive.
4.
There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another diskette with adequate storage space.
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Hard Drive
Hard disk failure.
1.
Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has been entered in
the BIOS.
2.
If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the bootable
(first) hard drive is configured as Master and the second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard drive must have an active/bootable partition.
Excessively long formatting period.
If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to format, it is likely a
cable connection problem. However, if your hard drive has a large capacity, it will
take a longer time to format.
Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is outputting garbled characters.
1.
Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that the device is
on-line.
2.
Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on the rear of the
computer.
3.
Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a serial port
that is working and configured correctly. If the serial device does not work,
either the cable or the serial device has a problem. If the serial device works,
the problem may be due to the onboard I/O or the address setting.
4.
Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
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1.
Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2.
Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and that no keys are
pressed during the booting process.
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System Board
1.
Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion slot. If the
add-in card is loose, power off the system, re-install the card and power up
the system.
2.
Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are properly set.
3.
Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the memory sockets.
4.
Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
5.
If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface and seat all
socketed components. Gently press each component into the socket.
6.
If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and load the BIOS
defaults.
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