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FCC Compliance Statement:

DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)

Responsible Party Name: G.B.T. INC.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable

Address: 18305 Valley Blvd., Suite#A

LA Puent, CA 91744

Phone/Fax No: (818) 854-9338/ (818) 854-9339

hereby declares that the product

Product Name:

Mother Board protection against harmful interference in residential installations. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio

Model Number:

GA-6RX

Conforms to the following specifications:

FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Section 15.107(a) and Section 15.109(a),

Class B Digital Device frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause

Supplementary Information:

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful and (2) this device must accept any inference received, including that may cause undesired operation. harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference

Representative Person's Name: ERIC LU

Signature:

Eric Lu

Date: Jan.10, 2001 will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television equipment reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

-Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

-Move the equipment away from the receiver

-Plug the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected

-Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions

You are cautioned that any change or modifications to the equipment not expressly approve by the party responsible for compliance could void Your authority to operate such equipment.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subjected to the following two conditions 1) this device may not cause harmful interference and 2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Declaration of Conformity

We, Manufacturer/Importer

(full address)

G.B.T. Technology Träding GMbH

Ausschlager Weg 41, 1F, 20537 Hamburg, Germany

declare that the product

( description of the apparatus, system, installation to which it refers)

Mother Board

GA-6RX is in conformity with

(reference to the specification under which conformity is declared) in accordance with 89/336 EEC-EMC Directive

EN 55011

Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of industrial, scientific and medical (ISM high frequency equipment

EN55013

Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of broadcast receivers and associated

equipment

EN 55014

Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of household electrical appliances, portable tools and similar electrical apparatus

EN 55015

EN 55022

Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of fluorescent lamps and luminaries

EN 55020

Immunity from radio interference of broadcast receivers and associated

equipment

Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of information technology equipment

DIN VDE 0855

Cabled distribution systems; Equipment

part 10

part 12

for receiving and/or

distribution

sound and television signals

from

EN 61000-3-2*

EN60555-2

EN61000-3-3*

EN60555-3

EN 50081-1

EN 50082-1

EN 55081-2

EN 55082-2

ENV 55104

EN 50091- 2

Disturbances in supply systems caused by household appliances and similar elect

r

ical equipment “Harmonics”

Disturbances in supply systems caused by household appliances and similar electrical equipment “Voltage fluctuations”

Generic emission standard Part 1:

Residual, commercial and light industry

Generic immunity standard Part 1:

Residual, commercial and light industry

Generic emission standard Part 2:

Industrial environment

Generic immunity standard Part 2:

Industrial environment

Immunity requirements for household appliances tools and similar apparatus

EMC requirements for uninterruptible power systems (UPS)

CE marking

EN 60065

EN 60335

The manufacturer also declares the conformity of above mentioned product with the actual required safety standards in accordance with LVD 73/23 EEC

Safety requirements for mains operated electronic and related apparatus for

(EC conformity marking)

EN 60950

Safety for information technology equipment including electrical business equipment household and similar general use

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances

EN 50091-1

General and Safety requirements for uninterruptible power systems (UPS)

Manufacturer/Importer

Signature

:

Rex Lin

(Stamp)

Date : Jan. 10, 2001 Name : Rex Lin

6RX Series

Socket 370 Processor Motherboard

USER'S MANUAL

Socket 370 Processor Motherboard

REV 1.0 Third Edition

R-10-03-010420

How This Manual Is Organized

This manual is divided into the following sections:

1) Revision List

2) Item Checklist

Manual revision information

Product item list

3) Features

4) Installation Guide

Product information & specification

Instructions on CPU & Memory Installation

5) Performance & Block Diagram

Product performance & block diagram

7) Four Speaker & SPDIF Four Speaker & SPDIF introduction

8) @BIOS

& EasyTune

III

9) Raid

@BIOS

& EasyTune

III

introduction

Instructions on Raid

10) BIOS Setup

Instructions on setting up the BIOS software

11) Technical Support/RMA Sheet Document equipment used for after sales service

12) Appendix

General reference

Revision History

Item Checklist

Features Summary

6RX Series Motherboard Layout

Installation Guide

Page Index for Connectors / Panel and Jumper Definition

Performance List

Table Of Content

P.1

P.2

P.3

P.5

P. 6

P.15

P.39

Block Diagram

Suspend to RAM Installation

Dual BIOS Introduction (Optional)

Four Speaker & SPDIF Introduction (Optional)

@BIOS

TM

Introduction

P.40

P.41

P.47

P.54

P.60

EasyTune

III

TM

Introduction

Raid Introduction

Page Index for BIOS Setup

Technical Support / RMA Sheet

P.61

P.63

P.86

P.115

Appendix P.116

6RX Series Motherboard

Revision History

1.0

1.0

1.0

Initial release of the 6RX Series motherboard user’s manual.

Second release of the 6RX Series motherboard user’s manual.

Third release of the 6RX Series motherboard user’s manual.

Date

Jan. 2001

Feb. 2001

Apr. 2001

The author assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions that may appear in this document nor does the author make a commitment to update the information contained herein.

Third-party brands and names are the property of their respective owners.

Apr. 20, 2001 Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C

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Item Checklist

;

The 6RX Series Motherboard

;

Cable for IDE / Floppy device

;

CD (TUCD) for motherboard utilities

;

6RX Series User’s Manual

;

Front USB Cable

Item Checklist

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6RX Series Motherboard

Features Summary

Form factor

Motherboard

CPU

Chipset

Clock Generator

Memory

I/O Control

Slots

On-Board IDE y

30.5 cm x 24.5 cm ATX size form factor, 4 layers PCB. y y

6RX series includes 6RX, 6RX-1, 6RX-L

Socket 370 processor

Intel Pentium

!!! 100/133MHz FSB, FC-PGA

Intel Celeron

TM

VIA Cyrix

66/100MHz FSB, FC-PGA

III 100/133MHz FSB, CPGA y

(Please make sure your CPU is mass production version)

L2 cache depend on CPU y y

VT8633 (Apollo Pro266)

VT8233 y y

ICW W250-03

66/100/133 MHz system bus speeds (PCI 33MHz) y

115/124/140/145/150 MHz system bus speeds

(reserved) y y y y y

4 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets

Supports PC1600 DDR or PC2100 DDR SDRAM

Supports up to 4GB DRAM (Max)

Supports only 2.5V DDR SDRAM

ITE IT8705 F y y y y y y

1 Universal AGP Pro slot 4X/2X (1.5V/3.3V) device support

5 PCI slots support 33MHz & PCI 2.2 compliant

1 AMR (Audio Modem Riser) slot

IDE 1and IDE 2 Supports PIO mode 3, 4 UDMA 33 /

ATA 66 / ATA100 IDE & ATAPI CD-ROM

IDE 3 and IDE 4 Compatible with Raid, Ultra ATA100,

Ultra ATA66, Ultra ATA33, EIDE

4 IDE bus master IDE ports for up to 8 ATAPI devices

To be continued…

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Features Summary

On-Board

Peripherals y y y y y

1 Floppy port supports 2 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M,

1.44M and 2.88M bytes

1 Parallel port supports Normal/EPP/ECP mode

2 Serial ports (COM A & COM B)

6 USB ports (Back USB*2, Front USB*2, USB AGP*1,

USB AMR*1)

1 IrDA connector for IR/CIR

Hardware Monitor y

CPU/Power Fan Revolution detect y

CPU Fan Control y

CPU temperature detect

(This function is available on CPU with Thermal Diode) y y y

System Voltage Detect

Chassis Intrusion Detect

Display Actual Current Voltage

On-Board Sound y y y y

Creative CT5880 sound (Optional)

AC’97 CODEC

Line In/Line Out/Mic In/AUX In (Optional)/CD In/

TEL (Optional)/Game Port

SPDIF and Four Speaker (Optional)

On-Board LAN

PS/2 Connector

BIOS y y y y

MAC Build in VT8233

LSI 80223 PHY (Optional)

PS/2

Keyboard interface and PS/2

Mouse interface

Licensed AMI BIOS, 2M bit Flash ROM

Support Dual BIOS (Optional) y

Additional Features y

Internal/External Modem wake up y

STR (Suspend-To-RAM) y y

Wake On LAN

PS/2 Keyboard any key power on y y y y y

PS/2 Mouse power on

System after AC back

Poly fuse for keyboard, USB, game port over- current protection

USB KB/MS wake up from S3

Support @BIOS™ and EasyTune

III

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6RX Series Motherboard

6RX Series Motherboard Layout

JP17

JP9

PS/2

J10

SW4

JP13

JP19

J12

JP2

JP21

Socket 370

CPU

J1

VT8633

JP4

JP3

AC97

J4

J5

AMR

J3

AGP2

JP5

PCI1

JP30

PCI2

PCI3

Creative

CT5880

PCI4

JP12

PCI5

J9

J8

CN11

6RX

J13

JP22

J11

VT8233

LED1

JP7

JP6

BZ1

JP16

J14

SW1

JP15

JP8

JP14

IDE4

IDE3

MAIN

BIOS

BACK Up

BIOS

JP11

BAT1

JP1

CN9

J7

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Installation Guide

Installation Guide

Getting Started

WARNING!

Computer motherboards and expansion cards contain very delicate Integrated

Circuit (IC) chips. To protect them against damage from static electricity, you should follow some precautions whenever you work on your computer.

1. Unplug your computer when working on the inside.

2. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do not have one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a metal object, such as the power supply case.

3. Hold components by the edges and try not touch the IC chips, leads or connectors, or other components.

4. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with the components whenever the components are separated from the system.

5. Ensure that the ATX power supply is switched off before you plug in or remove the ATX power connector on the motherboard.

Installing the motherboard to the chassis…

If the motherboard has mounting holes, but they don’t line up with the holes on the base and there are no slots to attach the spacers, do not become alarmed you can still attach the spacers to the mounting holes. Just cut the bottom portion of the spacers (the spacer may be a little hard to cut off, so be careful of your hands). In this way you can still attach the motherboard to the base without worrying about short circuits. Sometimes you may need to use the plastic springs to isolate the screw from the motherboard PCB surface, because the circuit wire may be near by the hole. Be careful, don’t let the screw contact any printed circuit write or parts on the PCB that are near the fixing hole, otherwise it may damage the board or cause board malfunctioning.

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6RX Series Motherboard

To set up your computer, you must complete the following steps:

Step 1 - Set system jumpers

Step 2- Install the Central Processing Unit (CPU)

Step 3-Install memory modules

Step 4-Install expansion cards

Step 5-Connect ribbon cables, cabinet wires, and power supply

Step 6-Set up BIOS software

Step 7-Install supporting software tools

Step 2

Step 3

Step 5

Step 5

Step 4

Step 1

7

Installation Guide

CPU Speed Setup

The system bus frequency can be switched at 66MHz - 166MHz and Auto by adjusting SW 1.

(The frequency ratio depend on CPU).

SW1 Select the System Speed at 66MHz - 166MHz and Auto. O: ON, X: OFF

75 75 O O O X O X X O

78 78 O O O X O O X X

90 60 O O X X O O O X

¼

We recommend you to setup your system speed to Auto.

CPU Vcore Voltage Setup

SW4 Select the CPU Voltage at 1.30V – 2.05V and Auto. O: ON, X: OFF

1.3 X X X X O O

1.4 X O X X O O

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6RX Series Motherboard

1.5 X X O X O O

1.6 X O O X O O

1.7 X X X O O O

1.8 X O X O O O

1.9 X X O O O O

2 X O O O O O

¼

We recommend you to setup your vcore to Auto.

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Installation Guide

CPU Installation

Please make sure the CPU type and speed is supported by your motherboard.

CPU Top View

Socket Actuation Lever

CPU Bottom View

1.Pull the lever out and lift it up. 2.The notched corner should point toward the end of the lever. The CPU will only fit in the orientation as shown.

CPU Heat Sink Installation:

Beware: Please check that the heat sink is in good contact with the CPU before you turn on your system. Poor contact will cause over heat with might cause damage to your

processor!

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3.Align CPU and insert it

(Please refer to your heatsink installation manual for application of thermal grease to provide better heat conduction between your

CPU and heatsink.)

4.Use compliant fan approved by Intel.

5.Hook one end of the cooler bracket to the CPU socket.

6. Hook the other end of the cooler bracket to the CPU socket.

(Please refer to the cooler’s installation manual for detailed installation steps)

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Installation Guide

Memory Installation

The motherboard has 4 dual inline memory module (DIMM) sockets. The BIOS will automatically detects memory type and size. To install the memory module, just push it vertically into the

DIMM Slot .The DIMM module can only fit in one direction due to the notch. Memory size can vary between sockets.

Total Memory Sizes With Registered DDR DIMM

Devices used on DIMM

1 DIMM x64/x72

2 DIMMs x64/x72

64 Mbit

(4Mx4x4 banks)

64 Mbit

(2Mx8x4 banks)

64 Mbit

(1Mx16x4 banks)

128 Mbit

(8Mx4x4 banks)

128 Mbit

(4Mx8x4 banks)

128 Mbit

(2Mx16x4 banks)

256 Mbit

(16Mx4x4 banks)

256 Mbit

(8Mx8x4 banks)

256 Mbit

(4Mx16x4 banks)

512 Mbit

(16Mx8x4 banks)

512 Mbit

(8Mx16x4 banks)

256 MBytes

128 MBytes

64 MBytes

512 MBytes

256 MBytes

128 MBytes

1 GBytes

512 MBytes

256 MBytes

1 GBytes

512 MBytes

512 MBytes

256 MBytes

128 MBytes

1 GBytes

512 MBytes

256 MBytes

2 GBytes

1 GBytes

512 MBytes

2 GBytes

1 GBytes

3 DIMMs x64/x72

768 MBytes

384 MBytes

192 MBytes

1.5 GBytes

768 MBytes

384 MBytes

3 GBytes

1.5 GBytes

768 MBytes

3 GBytes

1.5 GBytes

4 DIMMs x64/x72

1 GBytes

512 MBytes

256 MBytes

2 GBytes

1 GBytes

512 MBytes

4 GBytes

2 GBytes

1 GBytes

4 GBytes

2 GBytes

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Total Memory Sizes With Unbuffered DDR DIMM

Devices used on DIMM

1 DIMM x64/x72

2 DIMMs x64/x72

64 Mbit

(2Mx8x4 banks)

64 Mbit

(1Mx16x4 banks)

128 Mbit

(4Mx8x4 banks)

128 Mbit

(2Mx16x4 banks)

256 Mbit

(8Mx8x4 banks)

256 Mbit

(4Mx16x4 banks)

512 Mbit

(16Mx8x4 banks)

512 Mbit

(8Mx16x4 banks)

128 MBytes

64 MBytes

256 MBytes

128 MBytes

512 MBytes

256 MBytes

1 GBytes

512 MBytes

256 MBytes

128 MBytes

512 MBytes

256 MBytes

1 GBytes

512 MBytes

2 GBytes

1 GBytes

3 DIMMs x64/x72

384 MBytes

192 MBytes

768 MBytes

384 MBytes

1.5 GBytes

768 MBytes

3 GBytes

1.5 GBytes

4 DIMMs x64/x72

512 MBytes

256 MBytes

1 GBytes

512 MBytes

2 GBytes

1 GBytes

4 GBytes

2 GBytes

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Installation Guide

DDR

1. The DIMM slot has a notch, so the DIMM memory module can only fit in one direction.

2. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMM slot. Then push it down.

3. Close the plastic clip at both edges of the

DIMM slots to lock the DIMM module.

Reverse the installation steps when you

wish to remove the DIMM module.

DDR Introduction

Established on the existing SDRAM industry infrastructure, DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is a high performance and cost-effective solution that allows easy adoption for memory vendors, OEMs and system integrators.

DDR memory is a sensible evolutionary solution for the PC industry that builds on the existing SDRAM infrastructure, yet makes awesome advances in solving the system performance bottleneck by doubling the memory bandwidth. DDR SDRAM will offer a superior solution and migration path from existing SDRAM designs due to its availability, pricing and overall market support. PC2100 DDR memory (DDR266) doubles the data rate through reading and writing at both the rising and falling edge of the clock, achieving data bandwidth 2X greater than PC133 when running with the same DRAM clock frequency. With peak bandwidth of 2.1GB per second, DDR memory enables system OEMs to build high performance and low latency DRAM subsystems that are suitable for servers, workstations, high-end PC’s and value desktop SMA systems. With a core voltage of only 2.5 Volts compared to conventional

SDRAM's 3.3 volts, DDR memory is a compelling solution for small form factor desktops and notebook applications.

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Page Index for Connectors/Panel and Jumper Definition

Connectors

ATX Power

COM A / COM B / LPT Port

CN7 (PS/2 Keyboard & PS/2 Mouse Connector)

CN9 (Front USB Connector) [Optional]

CN10 (USB & LAN Connector) [LAN Connector is optional]

CN11 (ATX +12V Power Connector) [Optional]

Floppy Port

Game & Audio Port

IDE1 (Primary) / IDE2 (Secondary) Port

IDE3 / IDE4 (Raid / ATA100) Port [Optional]

J1 (CPU FAN)

J3 (AUX_IN) [Optional]

J4 (CD Audio Line In)

J5 (TEL) [Optional]

J8 (Ring Power On)

J9 (Wake On LAN)

J10 (Power FAN)

J11 (System FAN)

J12 (SCR) [Optional]

J13 (External SMBUS Device Connector) [Optional]

J14 (IR/CIR) [Optional]

JP2 (Front Audio) [Optional]

JP7 / LED1 (STR LED Connector & DIMM LED)

Panel and Jumper Definition

BAT 1(Battery)

J7 (2x11 pins jumper)

JP1 (Clear CMOS Function)

JP3 (SPDIF Auto Detection) [Optional]

JP4 (Front MIC Selection) [Optional]

JP5&JP30 (AMR and onboard CODEC Select) [Optional]

JP6 (Internal Buzzer Connector) [Optional]

JP8 (Case Open)

JP9 (PS/2 Keyboard Power On)

JP11 (Front USB Device Wake Up Selection)

JP12 (PCI Sound Function Selection) [Optional]

JP13 (STR Selection)

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P.29

P.38

P.29

P.30

P.32

P.33

P.33

P.30

P.36

P.35

P.24

P.24

P.28

P.23

P.27

P.27

P.26

P.37

P.36

P.38

P.20

P.21

P.25

P.22

P.21

P.22

P.23

P.26

Page

P.17

P.17

P.17

P.18

P.19

P.18

P.25

P.19

P.20

JP14 (BIOS Write Protection) [Optional]

JP15 (IDE Raid Selection) [Optional]

JP16 (Raid/ATA100 Selection) [Optional]

JP17 (Rear USB Device Wake up Selection)

JP19 (DIMM Over Voltage Selection)

JP21 (LAN Wake Up Selection) [Optional]

JP22 (Chipset Over Voltage Selection)

Installation Guide

P.35

P.34

P.34

P.37

P.31

P.32

P.31

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6RX Series Motherboard

Connectors

ATX Power

11

1

20 10

Pin No. Definition

3,5,7,13,15-17 GND

1,2,11 3.3V

4,6,19,20 VCC

10 +12V

12 -12V

18 -5V

9 5V SB (stand by+5V)

Please note:

AC power cord should only be inserted to your power supply unit after ATX power cable and other related devices are firmly connected to the mainboard.

COM A / COM B / LPT Port

LPT Port

COM A

COM B

Please note:

This mainboard supports 2 standard COM ports and 1 LPT port. Device like printer can be connected to LPT port ; mouse and modem etc can be connected to COM ports.

17

Connectors

CN7: PS/2 Keyboard & PS/2 Mouse Connector

PS/2 Mouse

4

6 5

3

2 1

PS/2 Keyboard

PS/2 Mouse/ Keyboard

Pin No. Definition

1 Data

2 NC

3 GND

4 POWER

5 Clock

6 NC

Please note:

This mainboard supports standard PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse interface connector.

CN10: USB & LAN Connector (LAN Connector is optional)

1

2

Pin No. Definition

5

6

1 2 3 4

1 – Green LED

(100Mbit/s LED)

2 – Yellow LED

(LAN Active LED)

8

7

4 GND

8 GND

Please note:

Before you connect your device(s) into USB connector(s), please make sure your device(s) has a standard USB interface like, USB keyboard, mouse, scanner, zip, speaker… Also make sure your OS supports USB controller (Win 95 w/ USB supperment, Win98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Win NT w/ SP 6). If your OS does not support USB controller, please contact OS vander for passible patch or driver upgrade. For more information please contact your OS or device(s) vanders.

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6RX Series Motherboard

CN9: Front USB Connector (Optional)

2

10

Pin No. Definition

1 POWER

2 GND

1

9

4 NC

7 NC

9 GND

10 POWER

Floppy Port

Please note:

Be careful with the polarity of the front panel USB connector. Check the pin assignment while you connect the front panel USB cable. Please contact your nearest dealer for optional front panel USB cable.

RED LINE

Please note:

Remove the smart card reader cable before you plug Floppy B, you cannot use

Floppy B and smart card reader simultaneously.

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Connectors

Game & Audio Port

Game

Port

Line Out 1

MIC In

Line In/Line Out 2

Please note:

Line Out 1: Line Out or SPDIF (The SPDIF output is capable of providing digital audio to external speakers or compressed AC3 data to an external Dolby digital decoder). To enable SPDIF, simply insert SPDIF connector into Line Out1. Line

Out1 will become SPDIF Out automatically. (see page 57 for more information). To enable Four Speaker (for Creative 5880 audio only), simply follow instructions on page 54 and Line In will become Line Out2 to support second pair of stereo speakers.

IDE1 (Primary), IDE2 (Secondary) Port

RED LINE

IDE 1 IDE 2

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6RX Series Motherboard

IDE3/IDE4 (Raid/ATA100) Port (Optional)

J4: CD Audio Line In

IDE 4

IDE 3

RED LINE

1

Pin No. Definition

1 CD-L

2 GND

3 GND

4 CD-R

21

Connectors

J3: AUX_IN (Optional)

1

Pin No. Definition

1 AUX-L

2 GND

3 GND

4 AUX-R

J5: TEL (The connector is for internal modem card with voice connector)

(Optional)

1

Pin No. Definition

1 Signal-In

2 GND

3 GND

4 Signal-Out

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6RX Series Motherboard

J8: Ring Power On

1

Pin No. Definition

1 Signal

2 GND

J13: External SMBUS Device Connector (Optional)

1

Pin No. Definition

2 NC

3 GND

5 +5V

23

J11: System FAN

1

Pin No. Definition

1 Control

2 +12V

3 NC

Connectors

J10: Power FAN

1

Pin No. Definition

1 Control

2 +12V

3 SENSE

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J1: CPU FAN

1

Pin No. Definition

1 Control

2 +12V

3 SENSE

Please note:

A proper installation of the CPU cooler is essential to prevent the CPU from running under abnormal condition or damaged by overheating.

CN11: ATX +12V Power Connector (Optional)

4 2

3 1

Pin No. Definition

1 GND

2 GND

3 +12V

4 +12V

Please note:

This connector (ATX +12V) is only for heavy loading AGPPRO card (+12V power consumption above 12A).

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J9: Wake on LAN (WOL)

1

Pin No. Definition

2 GND

3 Signal

JP7/ LED1: STR LED Connector & DIMM LED

Connectors

+

DIMM LED

1

STR LED Connector External

Please note:

Do not remove memory modules while DIMM LED is on. It might cause short or other unexpected damages due to the 2.5V stand by voltage. Remove memory modules only when system is shutdown or AC Power cord is disconnected.

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J14: IR/CIR (Optional)

6

1

10

5

Pin No. Definition

1 VCC

2 NC

3 IRRX

4 GND

5 IRTX

6 NC

7 CIRRX

8 VCC

9 NC

10 CIRTX

Please note:

Make sure the pin 1 on the IR device is align with pin one the connector. To enable the IR/CIR function on the board, you are required to purchase an option IR/CIR module. For detail information please contact your autherized Giga-Byte distributor.

To use IR function only, please connect IR module to Pin1 to Pin5.

`

JP2

:

Front Audio (Optional)

Pin No. Definition

16

2

15

2

3,

4,5,6,10,15

Incase speaker (L)

GND

7 +12V

8,16 NC

9 MIC

1

Please note:

If you want to use “Front Audio” connector, you must move 11-12,13-14

Jumper.

In order to utalized the front audio header, your case must have front audio connector. Also please make sure the pin assigment on the cable is the same as the pin assigment on the MB header. To find out if the case you are buying support front audio connector or not please ask your dealer.

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Connectors

J12: SCR: Smart Card Reader Header (Optional)

14

2

13

1

Pin No. Definition

1 VCC

2 NC

3 NC

4 NC

5 DATA

6 DATA

7 Clock

8 NC

9 NC

10 DATA

11 GND

12 DATA

13 NC

14 NC

Please note:

This MB supports smart card reader. To enable smart card reader function an optional smart card reader box is required. Please contact your autherized distributor.

Remove Floppy B before you plug smart card reader cable, you can not use smart card reader and Floppy B simultaneously.

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Panel And Jumper Definition

J7: For 2X11 Pins Jumper

GN

1

HD S P K

1

P

P

P+

1

PW

RE

1

GD

GN (Green Switch) Open: Normal Operation

Close: Entering Green Mode

GD (Green LED)

HD (IDE Hard Disk Active

LED)

SPK (Speaker Connector)

RE (Reset Switch)

Pin 1: LED anode(+)

Pin 2: LED cathode( − )

Pin 1: LED anode(+)

Pin 2: LED cathode(

)

Pin 1: VCC(+)

Pin 2- Pin 3: NC

Pin 4: Data(

)

Open: Normal Operation

Close: Reset Hardware System

P+P

P

(Power LED)

Pin 1: LED anode(+)

Pin 2: LED cathode(

)

Pin 3: LED cathode(

)

PW (Soft Power Connector) Open: Normal Operation

Close: Power On/Off

Please note:

Please connect the power LED, PC speaker, reset switch and power switch etc of your chassis front panel to the front panel jumper according to the pin assignment above.

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JP6: Internal Buzzer Connector (Optional)

1 1

Panel and Jumper Definition

JP1: Clear CMOS Function

Enable

(Default)

Disable

Pin No. Definition

1-2 close Internal Buzzer Enable

(Default)

2-3 close Internal Buzzer Disable

1

Normal

(Default)

1

Clear CMOS

Pin No. Definition

1-2 close Clear CMOS

2-3 close Normal (Default)

Please note:

You may clear the CMOS data to its default values by this jumper.

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JP19: DIMM Over Voltage Selection

1 1

Pin No.

Normal

(Default)

Over Voltage

Definition

Please note:

Enable this function might demage your memory, or might cause your system to become very unstable. For power End-User use only!

JP22: Chipset Over Voltage Selection

Pin No.

1

Normal

(Default)

Definition

1

Over Voltage

Please note:

Enable this function might demage your chipsets, or might cause your system to become very unstable. For power End-User use only!

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Panel and Jumper Definition

JP21: LAN Wake Up Selection (Optional)

1

Enable

(Default)

1

Disable

Pin No. Definition

1-2close Enable LAN wake up function (Default)

2-3close Disable LAN wake up function

Please note:

User can power on the system from power off stage via network, when WOL is enable. To enable WOL set JP21 to 1-2, to disable WOL set JP21 to 2-3. This function only vilad when your MB has optional LAN chip.

JP3: SPDIF Auto Detection (Optional)

1

Enable

(Default)

1

Disable

Pin No. Definition

1-2 close Enable

2-3 close Disable

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JP4: Front MIC Selection (Optional)

1 1

Enable

(Default)

Disable

Pin No. Definition

1-2 close Enable

2-3 close Disable

JP5&JP30: AMR and onboard CODEC Select (Optional)

1

JP5

1

JP30

1-2 close 1-2 close AMR Secondary

(Default)

2-3 close 2-3 close AMR Primary

AC’97 Disabled

(Disabled Onboard

CODEC)

Please note:

6RX: If M/B has hardware audio (CT5880), your modem riser has been set to

“Primary” automatically. No Jumper JP5&JP30 for 6RX.

6RX-1: JP5&JP30: 1-2 close: If you use software audio (onboard CODEC only), your modem riser must be “Secondary”. JP5&JP30: 2-3 close: If you don’t use onboard software audio, your audio/modem riser must be “Primary”. Mainboard’s software audio will be disabled.

There are two kind of AMR/MR card in the market, Primary and secondary. If your AMR/MR card is primary, JP5&JP30 should be set to 2-3, if you have secondary AMR/MR card JP5&JP30 should be set to 1-2.

Warning! If Primary AMR/RM card is used, on-board audio will be disabled.

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Panel and Jumper Definition

JP15: IDE Raid Selection (Optional)

1 1

Enable

(Default)

Disable

Pin No. Definition

1-2 close Enable (Default)

2-3 close Disable

JP16: Raid/ATA100 Selection (Optional)

1 1

ATA 100 function

(Default)

Raid function

Pin No. Definition

1-2 close Raid Function

2-3 close ATA 100 Function

(Default)

Please note:

If you want to use "Raid Function”, your IDE3 and IDE4 must be connected with

Hard Drive. Please set JP15 as enable before adjusting JP16.

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JP14: BIOS Write Protection (Optional)

1

Normal

(Default)

1

Write

Protection

Pin No. Definition

Please note:

To flash/upgrade BIOS on this MB JP 14 must be set to 2-3. We recommend

JP14 to be set to 1-2, whenever user does not need to flash/upgrade the BIOS.

JP9: PS/2 Keyboard Power On

1

1

Disable

(Default)

Enable

Pin No. Definition

1-2 close PS/2 Keyboard Power on

Enable

2-3 close PS/2 Keyboard Power on

Disable (Default)

Please note:

PS/2 keyboard power on, enable user to power on his computer by press the any key/keys on the PS/2 keyboard. To enable PS/2 keyboard power on, set jumper

JP9 to 1-2 and go to the BIOS Setup “Keyboard Wakeup from” item, then select

“S1/S3/S4/S5”.

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Panel and Jumper Definition

JP12: PCI Sound Function Selection (Optional)

1 1

Enable

(Default)

Disable

Pin No. Definition

1-2 close PCI Sound Enable

(Default)

2-3 close PCI Sound Disable

JP8: Case Open

1

Pin No. Definition

1 Signal

2 GND

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JP17: Rear USB Device Wake up Selection (USB Connector

Æ

CN10)

1

Normal

(Default)

1

Enable

CN10

Pin No.

1-2 close

Definition

Rear USB Device

Wakeup Enable

2-3 close Normal (Default)

Please note:

(If you want to use “USB Dev Wakeup From S3~S5” function, you have to set the BIOS setting “USB Dev Wakeup From S3~S5” enabled, and the jumper

“JP17&JP13“enabled)

*(Power on the computer and as soon as memory counting starts, press

<Del>. You will enter BIOS Setup. Select the item “POWER MANAGEMENT

SETUP”, then select “USB Dev Wakeup From S3~S5”. Remember to save the setting by pressing "ESC" and choose the “SAVE & EXIT SETUP” option.)

JP11: Front USB Device Wake up Selection (USB Port

Æ

CN9)

CN9

1

1

Normal

(Default)

Enable

Pin No. Definition

1-2 close

Front USB Device

Wake Up Enable

2-3 close Normal (Default)

Please note:

(If you want to use “USB Dev Wakeup From S3~S5” function, you have to set the BIOS setting “USB Dev Wakeup from S3~S5” enabled, and the jumper

“JP11&JP13“enabled.)

*(Power on the computer and as soon as memory counting starts, press

<Del>. You will enter BIOS Setup. Select the item “POWER MANAGEMENT

SETUP”, then select “USB Dev Wakeup From S3~S5”. Remember to save the setting by pressing "ESC" and choose the “SAVE & EXIT SETUP” option.)

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Panel and Jumper Definition

JP13: STR Selection

1

Disable

(Default)

1

Enable

Pin No.

1-2 close

Definition

STR Enable

2-3 close STR Disable (Default)

BAT1: Battery

+

CAUTION

Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.

Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.

Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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Performance List

The following performance table lists the results of some popular benchmark testing programs.

These data are provided as reference only and in no way guarantee the system shall perform, and there is no responsibility for different testing data at exactly the same level. (The different

Hardware & Software configuration will result in different benchmark testing results.)

CPU

DRAM

CACHE SIZE

DISPLAY

STORAGE

O.S.

DRIVER

Pentium

!!! 1GHz processor

(64x2) MB DDR 266 (Micron MT8VDDT864AG-265A2)

256 KB integrated in CPU

GIGABYTE GF-2000

Onboard IDE (IBM DTLA-307060)

Windows NT™ 4.0 SPK6

Display Driver at 1024 x 768 x 16bit colors x 75Hz.

VIA BUS Master PCI IDE Driver 2.1.50

Processor

Intel Pentium

!!!

1GHz (133x7.5)

Winbench99

CPU mark99

FPU Winmark 99

Business Disk Winmark 99

Hi-End Disk Winmark 99

Business Graphics Winmark 99

Hi-End Graphics Winmark 99

88.7

5310

8190

21800

481

956

Winstone99

Business Winstone99 49.8

Hi-End Winstone99 57.9

0

If you wish to maximize the performance of your system, please refer to the detail on P.95 &

P.96.

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Block Diagram

Block Diagram

Socket 370

CPU

CPUCLK (66 / 100 / 133MHz)

AGP Pro 2X/4X

AGPCLK (66MHz)

5 PCI

LSI

80223

PHY

33MHz

Game

Port

Creative

CT5880

Promise

PDC20265

L-OUT

AC97

CODEC

System Bus

VT8633

ICW

W255H

2.5V DDR SDRAM

200/266MHz

VT8233

HCLK (66/100/133MHz)

VCLK (66MHz)

33MHz

32.768KHz

48MHz

LPC

Bus

I/O Chipset

ITE

IT8705F

Game Port

Floppy

LPT Port

Smart Card

Reader

COM Ports

6 USB

Ports

ATA33/66/100

IDE Channels

48MHz

33MHz

L-IN

MIC

ATA100/Raid

IDE Channels

14.318MHz

PCI (33MHz)

48MHz

VCLK (66MHz)

AGPCLK (66MHz)

ICW W250-03

PS/2 KB/MS

HCLK (66 / 100 / 133MHz)

CPUCLK (66 / 100 / 133MHz)

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6RX Series Motherboard

Suspend To RAM Installation

A.1 Introduce STR function:

Suspend-to-RAM (STR) is a Windows 98 ACPI sleep mode function. When recovering from

STR (S3) sleep mode, the system is able, in just a few seconds, to retrieve the last “state” of the system before it went to sleep and recover to that state. The “state” is stored in memory

(RAM) before the system goes to sleep. During STR sleep mode, your system uses only enough energy to maintain critical information and system functions, primarily the system state and the ability to recognize various “wake up” triggers or signals, respectively.

A.2 STR function Installation

Please use the following steps to complete the STR function installation.

Step-By-Step Setup

Step 1:

To utilize the STR function, the system must be in Windows 98 ACPI mode.

Putting Windows 98 into ACPI mode is fairly easy.

Setup with Windows 98 CD:

A. Insert the Windows 98 CD into your CD-ROM drive, select Start, and then Run.

B. Type (without quotes) “D:\setup” in the window provided. Hit the enter key or click OK.

C. After setup completes, remove the CD, and reboot your system

(This manual assumes that your CD-ROM device drive letter is D:).

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Step 2:

(If you want to use STR Function, please set jumper JP13 Pin1-2 (Closed.)

1

Enable

Pin No.

1-2 close

Definition

STR Enable

2-3 close STR Disable (Default)

Step 3:

Power on the computer and as soon as memory counting starts, press <Del>. You will enter

BIOS Setup. Select the item “POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP”, then select “ACPI Standby

State: S3 /STR”. Remember to save the settings by pressing "ESC" and choose the “SAVE &

EXIT SETUP” option.

Congratulation! You have completed the installation and now can use the STR function.

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A.3 How to put your system into STR mode?

There are two ways to accomplish this:

1. Choose the “Stand by” item in the “Shut Down Windows” area.

A. Press the “Start” button and then select “Shut Down”

B. Choose the “Stand by” item and press “OK”

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Suspend to RAM Installation

2. Define the system ”power on” button to initiate STR sleep mode:

A. Double click “My Computer” and then “Control Panel”

B. Double click the “ Power Management” item.

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C. Select the “Advanced” tab and “Standby” mode in Power Buttons.

D. Restart your computer to complete setup.

Now when you want to enter STR sleep mode, just momentarily press the “Power on” button.

A.4 How to recover from the STR sleep mode?

There are seven ways to “wake up” the system:

1. Press the “Power On” button.

2. Use the “PS/2 Keyboard Power On” function.

3. Use the “PS/2 Mouse Power On” function.

4. Use the “Resume by Alarm” function.

5. Use the “Modem Ring On” function.

6. Use the “Wake On LAN” function.

7. Use the “USB Device Wake Up” function.

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Suspend to RAM Installation

A.5 Notices:

1. In order for STR to function properly, several hardware and software requirements must be satisfied:

A. Your ATX power supply must comply with the ATX 2.01 specification (provide more than 720 mA 5V Stand-By current).

B. Your DDR SDRAM must be DDR-200 or DDR-266 compliant.

2. Jumper JP7 is provided to connect to the STR LED in your system chassis. [Some chassis may not provide this feature.] The STR LED will be illuminated when your system is in STR sleep mode.

+

DIMM LED

1

STR LED Connector External

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6RX Series Motherboard

Dual BIOS Introduction (Optional)

A. What is Dual BIOS Technology?

Dual BIOS means that there are two system BIOS (ROM) on the motherboard, one is the

Main BIOS and the other is Backup BIOS. Under the normal circumstances, the system works on the Main BIOS. If the Main BIOS is corrupted or damaged, the Backup BIOS can take over while the system is powered on. This means that your PC will still be able to run stably as if nothing has happened in your BIOS.

B. How to use Dual BIOS?

a. Boot Screen

American Release:09/16/99

Megatrends AMIBIOS (C) 1999 American Megatrends xxx xxx

Check System Health ok , Vcore =2.00V

CPU ID:0673 Patch ID:000A

Pentium III CPU - 600MHz

Check NVRAM…

Wait…

Press F1 to enter Dual BIOS Utility.

63-0702-000000-00101111-071595-CAMINO-1CAMINO0-H

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Dual BIOS Introduction b. AMI Dual BIOS Flash ROM Programming Utility

AMI Dual BIOS Flash ROM Programming Utility

Boot From……………………….. Main BIOS

Main ROM Type………………… SST 39SF020

Backup ROM Type……………… SST 39SF020

Wide Range Protection Disable

Boot From Main BIOS

Auto Recovery Enable

Halt On Error Disable

Copy Main ROM Data to Backup

Load Default Settings

Save Settings to CMOS

PgDn/PgUp:Modify(Enter:Run)

↑↓

:Move ESC:Reset F10:Power Off c. Dual BIOS Item explanation:

BIOS will auto detect:

Boot From: Main BIOS

Main ROM Type: SST 39SF020

Backup ROM Type: SST 39SF020

Wide Range Protection: Disable(Default), Enable

Status 1:

If any failure (ex. Update ESCD failure, checksum error or reset…) occurs in the Main

BIOS , just before the Operating System is loaded and after the power is on, and that the Wide Range Protection is set to “Enable”, the PC will boot from Backup BIOS automatically.

Status 2:

If the ROM BIOS on peripherals cards(ex. SCSI Cards, LAN Cards,..) emits signals to request restart of the system after the user make any alteration on it, the boot up

BIOS will not be changed to the Backup BIOS.

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Boot From: Main BIOS (Default), Backup BIOS

Status 1:

The user can set to boot from main BIOS or Backup BIOS.

Auto Recovery: Enabled (Default), Disabled

When one of the Main BIOS or Backup BIOS occurs checksum failure, the working BIOS will automatically recover the BIOS of checksum failure.

(In the Power Management Setup of the BIOS Setting, if ACPI Suspend Type is set to

Suspend to RAM, the Auto Recovery will be set to Enable automatically.)

(If you want to enter the BIOS setting, please press “Del” key when the boot screen appears.)

Halt On Error : Disable(Default), Enable

If the BIOS occurs a checksum error or the Main BIOS occurs a WIDE RANGE

PROTECTION error and Halt On BIOS Defects set to Enable, the PC will show messages on the boot screen, and the system will pause and wait for the user’s instruction.

If Auto Recovery: Disable, it will show <or the other key to continue.>

If Auto Recovery: Enable, it will show <or the other key to Auto Recover.>

Copy Main ROM Data to Backup

Backup message:

Are you sure to copy BIOS?

[Enter] to continue or [Esc] to abort …

The means that the Main BIOS works normally and could automatically recover the

Backup BIOS. Or the means that the Backup BIOS works normally and could automatically recover the Main BIOS.

(This auto recovery utility is set by system automatically and can’t be changed by user.)

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Dual BIOS Introduction

DualBIOS

TM

Technology FAQ

GIGABYTE Technology is pleased to introduce DualBIOS technology, a hot spare for your system BIOS. This newest “Value-added” feature, in a long series of innovations from

GIGABYTE, is available on GA-6RX Series motherboard. Future GIGABYTE motherboards will also incorporate this innovation.

What’s DualBIOS

TM

?

On GIGABYTE motherboards with DualBIOS there are physically two BIOS chips. For simplicity we’ll call one your “Main BIOS” and the other is your “Backup” BIOS (your “hot spare”). If your

Main BIOS fails, the Backup BIOS almost automatically takes over on your next system boot.

Almost automatically and with virtually zero down time! Whether the problem is a failure in flashing your BIOS or a virus or a catastrophic failure of the Main BIOS chip, the result is the same - the Backup BIOS backs you up, almost automatically.

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I. Q: What is DualBIOS

TM

technology?

Answer:

DualBIOS technology is a patented technology from Giga-Byte Technology. The concept of this technology is based on the redundancy and fault tolerance theory. DualBIOS

TM

technology simply means there are two system BIOSes (ROM) integrated onto the motherboard. One is a main BIOS, and the other is a backup BIOS. The mainboard will operate normally with the main

BIOS, however, if the main BIOS is corrupt or damaged for various reasons, the backup BIOS will be automatically used when the system powered-On. Your PC will operate as before the main BIOS was damaged, and is completely transparent to the user.

II. Q: Why does anyone need a motherboard with DualBIOS

TM

technology?

Answer:

In today’s systems there are more and more BIOS failures. The most common reasons are virus attacks, BIOS upgrade failures, and/or deterioration of the BIOS (ROM) chip itself.

1. New computer viruses are being found that attack and destroy the system BIOS. They may corrupt your BIOS code, causing your PC to be unstable or even not boot normally.

2. BIOS data will be corrupted if a power loss/surge occurs, or if a user resets the system, or if the power button is pressed during the process of performing a system BIOS upgrade.

3. If a user mistakenly updates their mainboard with the incorrect BIOS file, then the system may not be able to boot correctly. This may cause the PC system hang in operation or during boot.

4. A flash ROM's life cycle is limited according to electronic characteristics. The modern PC utilizes the Plug and Play BIOS, and is updated regularly. If a user changes peripherals often, there is a slight chance of damage to the flash ROM.

With Giga-Byte Technology’s patented DualBIOS

TM

technology you can reduce the possibility of hangs during system boot up, and/or loss BIOS data due to above reasons. This new technology will eliminate valuable system down time and costly repair bills cause by BIOS failures.

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Dual BIOS Introduction

III. Q: How does DualBIOS

TM

technology work?

Answer:

1. DualBIOS

TM

technology provides a wide range of protection during the boot up procedure. It protects your BIOS during system POST, ESCD update, and even all the way to PNP detection/assignment.

2. DualBIOS

TM

provides automatic recovery for the BIOS. When the first BIOS used during boot up does not complete or if a BIOS checksum error occurs, boot-up is still possible. In the DualBIOS

TM

utility, the "Auto Recovery" option will guarantee that if either the main BIOS or backup BIOS is corrupted, the DualBIOS

TM

technology will use the good BIOS and correct the wrong BIOS automatically.

3. DualBIOS

TM

provides manual recovery for the BIOS. DualBIOS

TM

technology contains a built-in flash utility, which can flash your system BIOS from backup to main and/or visa versa.

There is no need for an OS-dependent flash utility program.

4. DualBIOS

TM

contains a one-way flash utility. The built-in one-way flash utility will ensure that the corrupt BIOS is not mistaken as the good BIOS during recovery and that the correct

BIOS (main vs. backup) will be flashed. This will prevent the good BIOS from being flashed.

IV. Q: Who Needs DualBIOS

TM

technology?

Answer:

1. Every user should have DualBIOS

TM

technology due to the advancement of computer viruses.

Everyday, there are new BIOS-type viruses discovered that will destroy your system BIOS.

Most commercial products on the market do not have solutions to guard against this type of virus intrusion. The DualBIOS

TM

technology will provide a state-of-the-art solution to protect your PC:

Case I.) Vicious computer viruses may wipe out your entire system BIOS. With a conventional single system BIOS PC, the PC will not be functional until it is sent for repairs.

Case II.) If the "Auto Recovery" option is enabled in the DualBIOS

TM

utility, and if a virus corrupts your system BIOS, the backup BIOS will automatically reboot the system and correct the main BIOS.

Case III.) A user may override booting from the main system BIOS. The DualBIOS

TM

utility may be entered to manually change the boot sequence to boot from the backup BIOS.

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2. During or after a BIOS upgrade, if DualBIOS

TM

detects that the main BIOS is corrupt, the backup BIOS will take over the boot-up process automatically. Moreover, it will verify the main and backup BIOS checksums when booting-up. DualBIOS

TM

technology examines the checksum of the main and backup BIOS while the system is powered on to guarantee your

BIOS operates properly.

3. Power Users will have the advantage of having two BIOS versions on their mainboard. The benefit is being able to select either version BIOS to suit the performance system needs.

4. Flexibility for high-end desktop PCs and workstation/servers. In the DualBIOS

TM

utility, the option can be set, "Halt On When BIOS Defects," to be enabled to halt your system with a warning message that the main BIOS has been corrupted. Most workstation/servers require constant operation to guarantee services have not been interrupted. In this situation, the "Halt

On When BIOS Defects" message may be disabled to avoid system pauses during normal booting.

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Four Speaker & SPDIF Introduction

Four Speaker & SPDIF Introduction (Optional)

Four Speaker Introduction

A. What is Four Speaker?

The Creative CT5880 audio chip can support up to 4 speaker output. If you select “Four speaker out”, Line In will be reconfigured as another line out to support a second pair of speakers.

B. How to use Four Speaker?

Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition setup procedure:

a. Click the audio icon along the task bar and select “Configure 3D Audio” b. Select two speaker (Default)

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. Select “Four speaker” item.

Microsoft Windows Me setup procedure:

a. Go to “Control Panel”

Double click “Sounds and Multimedia”.

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b. Select “Audio” Page, and click “Advanced” button.

Four Speaker & SPDIF Introduction

Click ”Advanced”. c. Select “Quadraphonic Speakers” and click ok.

Click “Quadraphonic Speakers”.

The four speaker function will only be supported in application softwares that use Microsoft

DirectX and Creative EAX, for example, the game titles, software DVD player and MP3 player.

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SPDIF Introduction

A.

What is SPDIF?

The SPDIF output is capable of providing digital audio to external speakers or compressed

AC3 data to an external Dolby digital decoder.

B. How to use SPDIF?

a. Click your mouse right button in “My Computer” and select the “Properties” item. b. Click “Device Manager” item.

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Four Speaker & SPDIF Introduction c. Click “Sound, video and game controllers” item and select the “Creative Sound Blaster

PCI128” item. d. Click “Settings” item and select the “Output Mode” item.

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6RX Series Motherboard e. Click “Digital” item, Line Out will be reconfigure to SPDIF Out. f. Recommend you to select “Autosense”, It will automatically detect the type (mono or stereo) of the audio connector that you plug into Line Out audio jack, then configure Line Out to either SPDIF or Speaker accordingly.

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@BIOS Introduction

Gigabyte announces

@BIOS™

Windows BIOS live update utility

Have you ever updated BIOS by yourself? Or like many other people, you just know what

BIOS is, but always hesitate to update it?

Because you think updating newest BIOS is unnecessary and actually you don’t know how to update it.

Maybe not like others, you are very experienced in BIOS updating and spend quite a lot of time to do it. But of course you don’t like to do it too much. First, download different BIOS from website and then switch the operating system to DOS mode.

Secondly, use different flash utility to update BIOS. The above process is not a interesting job. Besides, always be carefully to store the BIOS source code correctly in your disks as if you update the wrong BIOS, it will be a nightmare.

Certainly, you wonder why motherboard vendors could not just do something right to save your time and effort and save you from the lousy BIOS updating work? Here it comes! Now Gigabyte announces @BIOS

--the first Windows BIOS live update utility.

This is a smart BIOS update software. It could help you to download the BIOS from internet and update it. Not like the other BIOS update software, it’s a Windows utility.

With the help of “@BIOS

’, BIOS updating is no more than a click.

Besides, no matter which mainboard you are using, if it’s a Gigabyte’s product*,

@BIOS

help you to maintain the BIOS. This utility could detect your correct mainboard model and help you to choose the BIOS accordingly. It then downloads the

BIOS from the nearest Gigabyte ftp site automatically. There are several different choices; you could use “Internet Update” to download and update your BIOS directly.

Or you may want to keep a backup for your current BIOS, just choose “Save Current

BIOS” to save it first. You make a wise choice to use Gigabyte, and @BIOS

update your BIOS smartly. You are now worry free from updating wrong BIOS, and capable to maintain and manage your BIOS easily. Again, Gigabyte’s innovative product erects a milestone in mainboard industries.

For such a wonderful software, how much it costs? Impossible! It’s free! Now, if you buy a Gigabyte’s motherboard, you could find this amazing software in the attached driver CD. But please remember, connected to internet at first, then you could have a internet BIOS update from your Gigabyte @BIOS

.

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@BIOS

TM

Introduction

6RX Series Motherboard

EasyTune

III

Introduction

Gigabyte announces

EasyTune

III

Windows overdrive utility

“Overdrive” might be one of the most common issues in computer field. But have many users ever tried it? The answer is probably “no”. Because “overdrive” is thought to be very difficult and includes a lot of technical know-how, sometimes “overdrive” is even considered as special skills found only in some enthusiasts.

But as to the experts in “overdrive”, what’s the truth? They may spend quite a lot of time and money to study, try and use many different hardware and software tools to do “overdrive”. And even with these technologies, they still learn that it’s quite a risk because the safety and stability of an “overdrive“ system is unknown.

Now everything is different because of a Windows overdrive utility

EasyTune

III

--announced by Gigabyte. This utility has totally changed the gaming rule of “overdrive”. This is the first overdrive utility suitable for both normal and power users. Users can choose either “Easy Mode” or “Advanced Mode” to run “overdrive” at their convenience. For users who choose “Easy Mode”, they just need to click

“Auto Optimize” to have auto and immediate CPU overclocking. This software will then overdrive CPU speed automatically with the result being shown in the control panel. If someone prefers to “overdrive” by oneself, there is also another choice.

Click “Advanced Mode” to enjoy “sport drive” class overclocking. In “Advanced

Mode”, one can change the system bus speed in small increments to get ultimate system performance. And no matter which mainboard is used, if it’s a Gigabyte’s product*, EasyTune

III

helps to perform the best of system.

Besides, different from other traditional over-clocking methods, EasyTune

III

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over system’s limitation, the biggest lost is only to restart the computer again and the side effect is then well controlled. Moreover, if one well-performed system speed been tested in EasyTune

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Introduction

This wonderful software is now free bundled in Gigabyte motherboard attached driver CD. Users may make a test drive of “EasyTune

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What is Raid?

This motherboard implements two different types of RAID levels as follows:

RAID 0 (stripe)

For capacity -- The motherboard array will be as big as the smallest HDD in the array times however many HDDs are in the array. Any larger HDDs will simply be truncated. The truncated space on the bigger HDDs will then be unusable.

For sustained data transfers -- A RAID 0 array consisting of two HDDs will transfer at about twice the speed of the slowest HDD in the array. A RAID 0 array consisting of four HDDs will transfer at about three times the speed of the slowest HDD in the array.

RAID 1 (mirror)

For capacity – This Motherboard array will be as big as the smallest HDD in the array. The larger HDD will simply be truncated. The truncated space on the bigger HDD will then be unusable.

For sustained data transfers -- This motherboard array will write data at the rate of the slowest

HDD in the array. This motherboard array will read data at twice the rate of the slowest HDD in the array.

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About RAID Levels

Striping (RAID 0)

Reads and writes sectors of data interleaved between multiple drives. When any disk member fails, it affects the entire array. Performance is better than a single drive since the workload is balanced between the array members. This array type is for high performance systems.

Identical drives are recommended for performance as well as data storage efficiency. The disk array data capacity is equal to the number of drive members times the smallest member capacity. For example, one 1GB and 1 drives will form a 2GB (2 x 1GB) disk array.

Stripe Size - a value can be set from 1KB to 1024KB sector size. The size can directly affect performance. In the FastBuild BIOS, the “Desktop” default is 8KB while “Server” and “A/V

Editing” are 64KB.

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Mirroring (RAID 1)

Writes duplicate data on to a pair of drives while reads are performed in parallel. ATA RAID 1 is fault tolerant because each drive of a mirrored pair is installed on separate IDE channels. If one of the mirrored drives suffers a mechanical failure (e.g. spindle failure) or does not respond, the remaining drive will continue to function. This is called Fault Tolerance. If one drive has a physical sector error, the mirrored drive will continue to function.

RAID 1 (Mirroring)

On the next reboot, the FastBuildTM utility will display an error in the array and recommend to replace the failed drive. Users may choose to continue using their PC, however Promise recommends replacing the failed drive as soon as possible. See Chapter 4 for a functional description.

Due to redundancy, the drive capacity of the array is half the total drive capacity. For example, two 1GB drives that have a combined capacity of 2GB would have 1GB of usable storage. With drives of different capacities, there may be unused capacity on the larger drive.

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Creating Your Disk Array

You will now use the FastBuild BIOS utility to create your array using the attached drives. There are three different scenarios in creating this array. You can create an array for performance, you can create a Security array using new hard drives (recommended), or you can create a Security array using an existing hard drive and a new hard drive.

WARNING: If creating a Security array using an existing hard drive, backup any necessary data. Failure to follow this accepted PC practice could result in data loss.

1. Boot your system. If this is the first time you have booted with raid, the FastBuild BIOS will display the following screen.

FastTrak100 (tm) ”Lite” BIOS Version 1.xx (Build xxxx)

(c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

No array defined . . .

Press <Ctrl-F> to enter FastBuild (tm) Utility

Or press <ESC> key to continue booting the system.

2. Press <Ctrl-F> keys to display the FastBuild (tm) Utility Main Menu

3. Press “1” to display the Auto Setup Menu below. This is the fastest and easiest method to creating your first array.

Optimize Array for:

FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.

[Auto Setup Options Menu]

Performance

Typical Application usage: A/V Editing

[ Auto Setup Configuration ]

Mode.................................................Stripe

Spare Driver………………………………..0

Drives used in Array.................................2

[ Keys Available ]

[

] Up [

] Down [

,

, Space] Change Option [ESC] Exit [Ctrl-Y] Save

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Creating an Array for Performance

NOTE: This motherboard allows users to create striped arrays with 1, 2 drives.

To create an array for best performance, follow these steps:

1. Using the Spacebar, choose “Performance” under the Optimize Array for section.

2. Select how you will use your PC most under the Typical Application usage section The choices are A/V Editing, Server, and Desktop (the default).

3. Press <Ctrl-Y> keys to Save and create the array.

4. Reboot your system.

5. Once the array has been created, you will need to FDISK and format the array as if it were a new single hard drive.

6. Proceed to Installing Drivers section of the manual (see Raid Manual of the TUCD).

Creating a Security Array With New Drives

NOTE: This motherborad permit only two drives to be used for a single Mirrored array in Auto

Setup.

To create an array for data protection using new hard drives, follow these steps:

1. Using the Spacebar, choose “Security” under the Optimize Array for section.

2. Press <Ctrl-Y> keys to Save your selection.

3. The window below will appear.

Do you want the disk image to be duplicated to another? (Yes/No)

Y - Create and Duplicate

N - Create Only

4. Press “N” for the Create Only option.

5. A window will appear almost immediately confirming that your Security array has been created. Press any key to reboot the system

Array has been created.

<Press Any Key to Reboot>

6. Proceed with normal FDISK and format procedures as if you had just installed a new hard drive.

7. Once the arrayed drives have been formatted, proceed to the Installing Driver chapter

(see Raid Manual of the TUCD) to install your operating system.

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Creating a Security Array With An Existing Data Drive

NOTE: This motherboard permits only two drives to be used for a single Mirrored array in Auto

Setup.

You would use this method if you wish to use a drive that already contains data and/or is the bootable system drive in your system. You will need another drive of identical or larger storage capacity.

WARNING: Backup any necessary data before proceeding. Failure to follow this accepted PC practice could result in data loss.

WARNING: If you wish to include your current bootable drive using the

Windows NT 4.x or Windows 2000 operating system as part of a bootable

Mirrored (RAID 1) array on your system, do NOT connect the hard drive to the motherboard controller yet. You MUST install the Windows NT4 or 2000 driver software first (see Raid Manual of the TUCD) to this drive while it is still attached to your

existing hard drive controller. For all other Operating Systems, proceed here.

Follow these steps:

1. Using the Spacebar, choose “Security” under the Optimize Array for section.

2. Press <Ctrl-Y> keys to Save your selection. The window below will appear.

Do you want the disk image to be duplicated to another? (Yes/No)

Y - Create and Duplicate

N - Create Only

3. Press “Y” for the Create and Duplicate option. The window below will appear asking you to select the Source drive to use. FastBuild will copy all data from the Source drive to the

Target drive.

Source Disk

Channel:ID Drive Model Capacity (MB)

Target Disk

Channel:ID Drive Model Capacity (MB)

[Please Select A Source Disk]

Channel:ID Drive Model Capacity (MB)

1 :Master QUANTUMCR8.4A

2 :Master QUANTUMCR8.4A

8063

8063

[

] Up [

] [ESC] Exit [Ctrl-Y] Save

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4. Use the arrow keys to choose which drive contains the existing data to be copied.

5. Press [Ctrl-Y] keys to Save selection and start duplication. The following progress screen will appear.

Start to duplicate the image . . .

Do you want to continue? (Yes/No)

Y – Continue N - Abort

6. Select “Y” to continue. If you choose “N” , you will be returned to step 1.

7. Once complete, the following screen will appear confirming that your Security array has been created. Press any key to reboot the system

Array has been created.

<Press Any Key to Reboot>

8. Proceed to the Installing Driver chapter (see Raid Manual of the TUCD) to install the

Raid driver and/or operating system.

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Using FastBuild™ Configuration Utility

The FastBuildTM Configuration Utility offers several menu choices to create and manage the drive array on the motherboard. For purposes of this manual, it is assumed you have already created an array in the previous chapter and now wish to make a change to the array or view other options.

Viewing BIOS Screen

When you boot your system with the Raid function and drives installed, the FastBuild BIOS will detect the drives attached and show the following screen.

FastTrak100 (tm)”Lite” BIOS Version 1.xx (Build xx)

(c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Scanning IDE drives . . . . .

If an array exists already, the BIOS will display the following screen showing the board RAID

BIOS version and status of the array.

FastTrak100 (tm) “Lite”BIOS Version 1.xx (Build xxxx)

(c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

ID MODE SIZE TRACK-MAPPING STATUS

1 * 1*2 Mirror 16126M 611/128/32 Functional

Press <Ctrl-F> to enter FastBuild (tm) Utility....

The array status consists of three possible conditions: Functional, Critical, Offline.

Functional - The array is operational.

Critical - A mirrored array contains a drive that has failed or disconnected. The remaining drive member in the array is functional. However, the array has temporarily lost its ability to provide fault tolerance. The user should identify the failed drive through the FastBuild

Setup utility, and then replace the problem drive.

Offline - A striped array has 1 drive that has failed or been disconnected. When the array condition is “offline,” the user must replace the failed drive(s), then restore data from a backup source.

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Navigating the FastBuild™ Setup Menu

When using the menus, these are some of the basic navigation tips: Arrow keys highlights through choices; [Space] bar key allows to cycle through options;

[Enter] key selects an option; [ESC] key is used to abort or exit the current menu.

Using the Main Menu

This is the first option screen when entering the FastBuildTM Setup.

FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.

[ Main Menu ]

View Drive Assignments...................................[ 2 ]

View Array .......................................................[ 3 ]

Delete Array .....................................................[ 4 ]

Rebuild Array ...................................................[ 5 ]

Controller Configuration ...................................[ 6 ]

[ Keys Available ]

Press 1...6 to Select Option [ESC] Exit

To create a new array automatically, follow the steps under “Creating Arrays Automatically” on page 72. Promise recommends this option for most users.

To view drives assigned to arrays, see “Viewing Drive Assignments” on page 74.

To delete an array (but not delete the data contained on the array), select “Deleting An Array” on page 81.

To rebuild a mirrored array, see “Rebuilding an Array” on page 83.

To view controller settings, see “Viewing Controller Configuration” on page 85.

NOTE: After configuring an array using FastBuild, you should FDISK and format the arrayed drive(s) if you are using new, blank drives. Depending on the type of array you are using.

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Creating Arrays Automatically

The Auto Setup <1> selection from the Main Menu can intuitively help create your disk array. It will assign all available drives appropriate for the disk array you are creating. After making all selections, use Ctrl-Y to Save selections. FastBuild will automatically build the array.

Optimize Array for:

FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.

[Auto Setup Options Menu]

Performance

Typical Application usage: A/V Editing

[ Auto Setup Configuration ]

Mode.................................................Stripe

Drives used in Array.................................2

[ Keys Available ]

[

] Up [

] Down [

,

, Space] Change Option [ESC] Exit [Ctrl-Y] Save

Optimize Array For

Select whether you want Performance (RAID 0), Security (RAID 1) under the “Optimize Array for” setting.

Performance (RAID 0 Striping)

Supports the maximum performance. The storage capacity equals the number of drives times the capacity of the smallest drive in the disk array.

NOTE: This motherboard permits striped arrays using 1, 2 drive attached in Auto Setup

mode.

Security (RAID 1 Mirroring)

Creates a mirrored (or fault tolerant) array for data security.

NOTE: Under the Security setting, This motherboard permits two drives to be used for a

single Mirrored array only.

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Defining Typical Application Usage

Allows the user to choose the type of PC usage that will be performed in order to optimize how This motherboard handles data blocks to enhance performance. Your choice will determine the block size used. You may choose from: A/V Editing (for audio/video applications, or any similar application that requires large file transfers), Server (for numerous small file transfers), or

Desktop (a combination of large and small file sizes).

Using a “Hot” Spare Drive

If a third drive is attached as a “Slave” and is not assigned to a mirrored two-drive disk array

(one optimized for “Security”), it will be recognized as a Spare Drive. Such a drive is immediately used as a “standby” replacement. It is automatically added to an array once a disk member of the array has been detected as “failed.” To restore fault tolerance as quickly as possible, This motherboard begins to perform an automatic data rebuild on the “spare” drive in the background without the need to restart the system. At a later time, the failed drive can be physically removed from the system and an extra drive added in its place to function as the “spare” drive.

Creating Multiple Disk Arrays

1. If you plan to create multiple arrays, attach only the drives necessary to create the first disk array and complete the <1> Auto Setup.

2. Install the additional drives needed for the second array and again use the <1> Auto

Setup.

NOTE: If you wish to customize the settings of individual disk arrays (such as block size), you must manually create disk arrays with the Define Array <3> option from the Main Menu.

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Viewing Drive Assignments

The View Drive Assignments <2> option in the Main Menu displays whether drives are assigned to a disk arrays or are unassigned.

Under the “Assignment” column, drives are labeled with their assigned disk array or shown as

“Free” if unassigned. Such “Free” drives can be used for a future array. Unassigned drives are not accessible by the OS. The menu also displays the data transfer mode that relates to speed used by each drive (U5 refers to 100MB/sec transfers, U4 refers to 66MB/sec transfers, etc...)

FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.

[ View Drive Assignments ]

Channel:ID Drive Model Capacity(MB) Assignment Mode

1 : Master QUANTUMCR8.4A 8063 Array 1 U5

1 : Slave QUANTUMCR8.4A 8063 Free U5

2 : Master QUANTUMCR8.4A 8063 Array 1 U5

[ Keys Available ]

[

] Up [

] Down [ESC] Exit Mode (U=UDMA, P=PIO, D=DMA)

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Manually Creating an Array

The Define Array <3> option from the Main Menu allows users to begin the process of manually defining the drive elements and RAID levels for one or multiple disk arrays attached to this motherboard. Users will commonly create one or two drive arrays with the motherboard, though the motherboard will support a maximum of four arrays

1

.

NOTE: For most installations, We recommends the <1> Auto Setup for easy disk array creation.

FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.

[Define Array Menu]

Array No RAID Mode Total Drv Capacity(MB) Status

Array 1 Stripe 2 16126 Functional

Array 2 —— —— —— ——

Array 3 —— —— —— ——

Array 4 —— —— ——

[ Keys Available ]

——

Note: * — Bootable Array

[

] Up [

] Down [ESC] Exit [Enter] Select [Space] Change Boot Drive

1. To manually create an array from the Define Array Menu, use the arrow keys to highlight the array number you wish to define, and press [Enter] to select.

2. The Define Array Definition Menu will next appear that allows drive assignments to the disk array (see next page).

1

A user may use a single drive in either striping mode with system. In this rare scenario, the motherboard will create an individual array ID but will offer conventional controller performance, depending on the drive type. At a later time, a second drive can be added to the array and the array re-created to support RAID 1 mirroring.

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Selecting Array Type

1. Under the Definition section of this menu, highlight the Array # for which you want to assign a RAID level.

2. Use the [Space] key to cycle through two array types: Performance (RAID 0 Striping),

Security (RAID 1 Mirroring).

FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.

[ Define Array Definition Menu ]

Array No RAID Mode Total Drv Capacity(MB) Status

Array 1 Stripe 2 16126 Functional

Stripe Block: 64 KB

[ Drive Assignments ]

Channel:ID Drive Model Capacity (MB) Assignment

1 : Master QUANTUMCR8.4A 8063 Y

1 : Slave QUANTUMCR8.4A 8063 N

2 : Master QUANTUMCR8.4A 8063 Y

[ Keys Available ]

[

] Up [

] Down [ESC] Exit [Space] Select [Ctrl-Y] Save

Selecting Stripe Block

For RAID 0 Striped arrays only, you may manually select the “stripe block size.” Use the

Spacebar to scroll through choices progressing as follows (1, 2, 4, 8 , 16 . . . 1024).

The size selected affects how montherboard sends and retrieves data blocks from the drives.

You will need to perform your own testing to determine how the data block size is affecting your particular use of the array. In general, a larger block size is better when handling large data transfers (such as in A/V editing or graphics) while a smaller block size is better when handling e-mail and other common server data. The default is 64K.

Assigning Drive(s) to Array

1. Under the [ Drive Assignments ] section, highlight a drive using the [ ↑ ] Up [ ↓ ] keys.

2. With the [Space] bar key, change the Assignable option to “Y” to add the drive to the disk array.

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3. Press <Ctrl-Y> to save the disk array information. Depending on the array type selected, the following scenarios will take place: a) If choosing a Striping array, the initial Define Array Menu screen will appear with the arrays defined. From there you may ESC to exit and return to the Main Menu of

FastBuild. b) If you selected a Mirroring array for two drives, there is an additional window that appears as described in order to create the array. To do this you will use either two brand new drives, or one drive that contains existing data that you wish to mirror.

Creating A Mirrored Array Using New Drives

As described in the Drive Assignments Option section above, if you selected a mirroring array and wish to use two new assigned drives, follow the directions here.

1. After assigning new drives to a Mirroring array and saving the information with <Ctrl-Y>, the window below will appear.

Do you want the disk image to be duplicated to another? (Yes/No)

Y - Create and Duplicate

N - Create Only

2. Press “N” for the Create Only option.

3. A window will appear almost immediately confirming that your Security array has been created. Press any key to reboot the system

Array has been created.

<Press Any Key to Reboot>

Adding Fault Tolerance to an Existing Drive

This motherboard will create a mirrored array using an existing system drive with data. You must assign the existing drive and another drive of same or larger capacity to the Mirroring array. The

BIOS will send the existing data to the new blank drive.

WARNING: Backup any necessary data before proceeding. Failure to follow this accepted PC practice could result in data loss.

WARNING: If you wish to include your current bootable drive using the Windows

NT 4.x or Windows 2000 operating system as part of a bootable Mirrored (RAID

1) array on your system, do NOT connect the hard drive to the system controller yet. You MUST install the Windows NT4 or 2000 driver software first (see Raid

Manual of the TUCD) to this drive while it is still attached to your existing hard drive controller.

For all other Operating Systems, proceed here

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After assigning the drives to a Mirroring array, press <Ctrl-Y> keys to Save your selection. The window below will appear.

Do you want the disk image to be duplicated to another? (Yes/No)

Y - Create and Duplicate

N - Create Only

1. Press “Y” for the Create and Duplicate option. The window below will appear asking you to select the Source drive to use. FastBuild will copy all data from the Source drive to the

Target drive.

Source Disk

Target Disk

[Please Select A Source Disk]

1 :Master QUANTUMCR8.4A 8063

2 :Master QUANTUMCR8.4A 8063

[

] Up [

] [ESC] Exit [Ctrl-Y] Save

2. Use the arrow keys to choose which drive contains the existing data to be copied.

WARNING: All target drive data will be erased. Make sure you choose the correct drive.

3. Press [Ctrl-Y] keys to Save selection and start duplication. The following confirmation screen will appear.

Start to duplicate the image . . .

Do you want to continue? (Yes/No)

Y – Continue N - Abort

4. Select “Y” to continue. If you choose “N” , you will be returned to step 1.

5. Once “Y” is selected, the following progress screen will appear. The process will take a few minutes.

Please Wait While Duplicating The Image

10% Complete

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6. Once mirroring is complete, the following screen will appear confirming that your Security array has been created. Press any key to reboot the system

Array has been created.

<Press Any Key to Reboot>

Making a Disk Array Bootable

WARNING: In order for you to boot from an array on the system, your PC or server must be configured in the CMOS Setup to use the system as a bootable device (versus the onboard controller). This option is not available if the system is being used as a secondary controller.

1. Once you have returned to the Define Array Menu window (below), you will see the array(s) you have created. You now may use the menu to select which previously-defined array will be used as the bootable array.

FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx DELL (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.

[ Define Array Menu ]

Array No RAID Mode Total Drv Capacity(MB) Status

* Array 1 Stripe 2 13044 Functional

Note: * — Bootable Array

[

] Up [

] Down [ESC] Exit [Enter] Select [Space] Change Boot Drive

2. Highlight the array which you want to boot from using the [

] Up [

] Down keys.

3. Press the [Space] bar key.

4. An * asterisk will appear next to the array number indicating it as bootable. The system will now recognize this array as the first array seen

5. The system will then use this bootable array as the (fixed) boot C: drive.

NOTE: The bootable array must contain your configured operating system.

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How Orders Arrays

During startup, the disk arrays on the motherboard are recognized in this order: 1) The array set to bootable in the FastBuildTM Setup, and 2) the Array number (i.e. Array 0, Array 1…).

This would be involved in determining which drive letters will be assigned to each disk array.

How Saves Array Information

All disk array data is saved into the reserved sector on each array member. We suggests that users record their disk array information for future reference.

Another feature of the motherboard disk array system is to recognize drive members even if drives are moved between different motherboard connectors(IDE3&IDE4). Since each drive’s array data identifies itself to the array, it is possible to move or swap drives without modifying the array setup. This is valuable when adding drives, or during a rebuild.

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Deleting An Array

The Delete Array <4> Menu option allows for deletion of disk array assignments. This is not the same as deleting data from the drives themselves. If you delete an array by accident (and before it has been used again), the array can normally be recovered by defining the array identically as the deleted array.

WARNING: Deleting an existing disk array could result in its data loss. Make sure to record all array information including the array type, the disk members, and stripe block size in case you wish to undo a deletion.

FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.

[ Delete Array Menu ]

Array No RAID Mode Total Drv Capacity(MB) Status

Array 1 Mirror 2 8063 Functional

Array 2 Stripe 1 8063 Functional

Array 3 Stripe 1 8063 Functional

Array 4 —— —— —— ——

[ Keys Available ]

[

] Up [

] Down [ESC] Exit [Del] Delete

1. To delete an array, highlight the Array you wish to delete and press the [Del] key.

2. The View Array Definition menu will appear (see below) showing which drives are assigned to this array.

FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.

[ Define Array Menu ]

Array No RAID Mode Total Drv Capacity(MB) Status

Array 1 Mirror 2 8063 Functional

Stripe Block: 64 KB

[ Drive Assignments ]

Channel:ID Drive Model Capacity (MB) Assignment

1 : MasterQUANTUMCR8.4A 8063 Y

2 : MasterQUANTUMCR8.4A 8063 Y

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3. Confirm yes to the following warning message with the <Ctrl-Y> key to continue array deletion:

Are you sure you want to delete this array?

Press Ctrl-Y to Delete, others to Abort

4. After deleting the array, you should create a new array using Auto Setup or the Define

Array menu from the FastBuild Main Menu.

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Rebuilding A Mirrored Array

The Rebuild Array <5> Menu option is necessary to recover from an error in a mirrored disk array. You will receive an error message when booting your system from the BIOS.

NOTE: Drives MUST be replaced if they contain any physical errors.

Follow these steps BEFORE using the Rebuild Array menu option:

1. On bootup, the system Startup BIOS will display an error message identifying which drive has failed.

2. Press <Ctrl-F> keys to enter FastBuild Main Menu.

3. Select submenu Define Array <3>.

4. Select the failed array and identify the Channel and ID of the failed drive.

5. Power off and physically remove the failed drive.

6. Replace the drive with an identical model.

7. Reboot the system and enter the FastBuild Main Menu.

8. Select the <5> Rebuild Array option. The following screen will appear.

FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.

[ Rebuild Array Menu ]

Array No RAID Mode Total Drv Capacity(MB) Status

Array 1 Mirror 2

Array 2 Stripe 1

16126 Critical

8063 Functional

Array 3 Stripe 1 8063 Functional

Array 4 —— —— —— ——

[ Keys Available ]

[

] Up [

] Down [ESC] Exit [Enter] Select

9. Highlight the array whose Status is “Critical”.

10. Press [Enter]. The following screen will then appear (see next page).

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FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.

[ Rebuild Array Menu ]

Array No RAID Mode Total Drv

2 Array 2 Mirror

Stripe Block: Not Available

Status

Critical

[ Select Drive for Rebuild ]

Channel:ID

1 : Slave

Drive Model Capacity (MB)

QUANTUMCR8.4A 8063

[ Keys Available ]

[

] Up [

] Down [ESC] Exit [Enter] Select

11. Under [Select Drive for Rebuild], highlight the replacement drive.

12. Press [Enter] and confirm that the data will be copied on to the selected drive. All data on the replacement drive will be written over with mirrored information from the array drive. A progress bar will appear as below.

Please Wait While Duplicating The Image

10% Complete

13. Once the rebuild process is complete, the user will be asked to reboot the system.

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Viewing Controller Settings

The Controller Configuration <6> menu selection allows you to enable or disable the BIOS from halting (the default) if it detects an error on boot up. You may also view the system resources

(Interrupt and I/O port address) of data channels.

FastBuild (tm) Utility 1.xx (c) 1995-2000 Promise Technology, Inc.

[ Adapter Configuration - Options ]

Halt On Error: Enable

[ System Resources Configuration ]

Channel 1 (IDE1)

Channel 2 (IDE2)

Interrupt : A I/O Port : FFF0

Interrupt : A I/O Port : FFA8

[ Keys Available ]

[

,

, Space] Change Option [ESC] Exit

Halting BIOS On Bootup Errors

The [Adapter Configuration – Options] section allows you to enable or disable The system to

Halt operation at the BIOS startup screen should an error be detected. This is the only option that can be changed on this screen.

Viewing System Resources

The [System Resources Configuration] section of this submenu displays the PCI slot interrupt and port address used by the system. The resources used are determined by the Mainboard

PCI PnP BIOS for the PCI slot in which the system resides.

In the rare case that there is a resource conflict, refer to the Mainboard BIOS documentation on changes on resources allocated to the system PCI slot.

Please note:

The PCI3 slot does not support Master card (ex. SCSI card) when onboard Promise function enable.

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Page Index for BIOS Setup

The Main Menu

Standard CMOS Setup

BIOS Features Setup

Chipset Features Setup

Power Management Setup

PNP/ PCI Configuration

Load BIOS Defaults

Load Setup Defaults

Integrated Peripherals

Hardware Monitor & MISC Setup

Supervisor / User Password

IDE HDD Auto Detection

Save & Exit Setup

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BIOS Setup

BIOS Setup is an overview of the BIOS Setup Interface. The interface allows users to modify the basic system configuration, which is stored in battery-backed CMOS RAM so that it retains the

Setup information can be retained when the power is turned off.

ENTERING SETUP

Power ON the computer and press <Del> immediately will allow you to enter Setup. If unsuccessful, you can restart the system and try again by pressing the "RESET" bottom on the system case. You may also restart by simultaneously pressing <Ctrl>

<Alt>

<Del> keys.

CONTROL KEYS

<

<

<

<

>

>

>

>

<Esc>

Move to previous item

Move to next item

Move to the item in the left hand

Move to the item in the right hand

Main Menu - Quit and not save changes into CMOS

Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu - Exit current page and return to Main Menu

<+/ PgUp> Increase the numeric value or make changes

<-/ PgDn> Decrease the numeric value or make changes

<F1> General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup

Menu

<F2> Reserved

<F3> Reserved

<F4> Reserved

<F5>

<F6>

<F7>

Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for Option Page

Setup Menu

Load the default CMOS value from BIOS default table, only for Option

Page Setup Menu

Load the Setup Defaults

<F8> Reserved

<F9> Reserved

<F10> Save all the CMOS changes, only for Main Menu

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GETTING HELP

The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Status Page Setup Menu / Option Page Setup Menu

Press F1 to pop up a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item. To exit the Help Window press <Esc>.

The Main Menu

Once you enter AMI BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu (Figure 1) will appear on the screen. The Main Menu allows you to select from nine setup functions and two exit choices. Use arrow keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter the sub-menu.

AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY – VERSION 1.24d

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STANDARD CMOS SETUP INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS

BIOS FEATURES SETUP HARDWARE MONITOR & MSIC SETUP

CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP

POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP

PNP / PCI CONFIGURATION

SUPERVISOR PASSWORD

USER PASSWORD

IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION

LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS SAVE & EXIT SETUP

LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

ESC: Quit

↑↓→ ←

: Select Item (Shift)F2 : Change Color F5: Old Values

F6: Load BIOS Defaults F7: Load Setup Defaults F10:Save & Exit

Time, Date , Hard Disk Type…

Figure 1: Main Menu

••••

Standard CMOS Setup

This setup page includes all the adjustable items in standard compatible BIOS.

••••

BIOS Features Setup

This setup page includes all the adjustable items of Award special enhanced features.

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••••

Chipset Features Setup

This setup page includes all the adjustable items of chipset special features.

••••

Power Management Setup

This setup page includes all the adjustable items of Green function features.

••••

PNP/PCI Configurations

This setup page includes all the adjustable configurations of PCI & PnP ISA resources.

••••

Load BIOS Defaults

Load BIOS Defaults option loads preset system parameter values to set the system in its most stable configurations.

••••

Load Setup Defaults

Load Setup Defaults option loads preset system parameter values to set the system in its highest performance configurations

.

••••

Integrated Peripherals

This setup page includes all onboard peripherals.

••••

Hardware Monitor & MISC Setup

This setup page is auto detect fan and temperature status.

••••

Set Supervisor Password

Set Change or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system and/or BIOS setup.

••••

Set User Password

Set Change or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system.

••••

IDE HDD auto detection

Automatically configure hard disk parameters

.

••••

Save & Exit Setup

Save CMOS value settings to CMOS and exit setup.

••••

Exit Without Saving

Abandon all CMOS value changes and exit setup.

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Standard CMOS Setup

The items in Standard CMOS Setup Menu (Figure 2) are divided into 10 categories. Each category includes none, one or more than one setup items. Use the arrows to highlight the item and then use the <PgUp> or <PgDn> keys to select the value in each item.

AMIBIOS SETUP – STANDARD CMOS SETUP

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) : Fri Mar 30, 2001

Time (hh/mm/ss) : 14:44:35

TYPE SIZE CYLS HEAD PRECOMP LANDZ SECTOR MODE

Pri Master : Auto

Pri Slave : Auto

Sec Master : Auto

Sec Slave : Auto

Floppy Drive A : 1.44 MB 3½

Floppy Drive B : Not Installed

Boot Sector Virus Protection : Disabled

Base Memory : 640 Kb

Other Memory : 384 Kb

Extended Memory : 255 Mb

Total Memory : 256 Mb

Month : Jan – Dec ESC : Exit

Day : 01– 31

↑↓

: Select Item

Year : 1990 – 2099 PU / PD / + / – :Modify

(Shift) F2 : Color

Figure 2: Standard CMOS Setup

••••

Date

The date format is <Week> <Month> <Day> <Year>.

Week

Month

Day

Year

The week, from Sun to Sat, determined by the BIOS and is display-only.

The month, Jan. Through Dec.

The day, from 1 to 31 (or the maximum allowed in the month).

The year, from 1990 through 2099.

••••

Time

The times format in <hour> <minute> <second>. The time is calculated base on the

24-hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00.

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••••

Primary Master / Slave, Secondary Master / Slave

The category identifies the type of hard disk from drive C to F that has been installed in the computer. There are two settings: Auto, and Manual. Manual: HDD type is user-definable;

Auto will automatically detect HDD type.

Note that the specifications of your drive must match with the drive table. The hard disk will not work properly if you enter improper information for this category.

If you select User Type, related information will be asked to enter to the following items.

Enter the information directly from the keyboard and press <Enter>. Such information should be provided in the documentation form your hard disk vendor or the system manufacturer.

CYLS.

HEADS

Number of cylinders. number of heads.

SECTORS number of sectors.

If a hard disk has not been installed select NONE and press <Enter>.

••••

Floppy Drive A / Floppy Drive B

The category identifies the type of floppy disk drive A or drive B that has been installed in the computer.

None

360K, 5.25 in.

1.2M, 5.25 in.

720K, 3.5 in.

1.44M, 3.5 in.

2.88M, 3.5 in.

No floppy drive installed.

5.25 inch PC-type standard drive; 360K byte capacity.

5.25 inch AT-type high-density drive; 1.2M byte capacity (3.5 inch when 3 Mode is Enabled).

3.5 inch double-sided drive; 720K byte capacity.

3.5 inch double-sided drive; 1.44M byte capacity.

3.5 inch double-sided drive; 2.88M byte capacity.

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Boot Sector Virus Protection

If it is set to enable, the category will flash on the screen when there is any attempt to write to the boot sector or partition table of the hard disk drive. The system will halt and the following error message will appear in the mean time. You can run anti-virus program to locate the problem.

Enabled

Disabled

Activate automatically when the system boots up causing a warning message to appear when anything attempts to access the boot sector or hard disk partition table.

No warning message to appear when anything attempts to access the boot sector or hard disk partition table. (Default Value)

••••

Memory

The category is display-only which is determined by POST (Power On Self Test) of the

BIOS.

Base Memory

The POST of the BIOS will determine the amount of base (or conventional) memory installed in the system.

The value of the base memory is typically 512 K for systems with 512 K memory installed on the motherboard, or 640 K for systems with 640 K or more memory installed on the motherboard.

Other Memory

This refers to the memory located in the 640 K to 1024 K address space. This is memory that can be used for different applications.

DOS uses this area to load device drivers to keep as much base memory free for application programs. Most use for this area is Shadow RAM.

Extended Memory

The BIOS determines how much extended memory is present during the POST.

This is the amount of memory located above 1 MB in the CPU's memory address map.

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BIOS Features Setup

AMIBIOS SETUP – BIOS FEATURES SETUP

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1st Boot Device

2nd Boot Device

3rd Boot Device

S.M.A.R.T. for Hard Disks

BootUp Num-Lock

Floppy Drive Seek

Password Check

CPU Serial Number

BIOS Flash Protection

: Floppy

: IDE-0

: CDROM

: Disabled

: On

: Disabled

: Setup

: Disabled

: Disabled

ESC: Quit

↑↓→ ←

: Select Item

F1 : Help PU/PD+/-/ : Modify

F5 :Old Values(Shift)F2:Color

F6 : Load BIOS Defaults

F7 : Load Setup Defaults

Figure 3: BIOS Features Setup

1st / 2nd / 3rd Boot Device

Floppy

CDROM

Set your boot device priority to Floppy.

LS/ZIP A:

Set your boot device priority to LS/ZIP A:.

ATAPI ZIP C:

Set your boot device priority to ATAPI ZIP C:.

Set your boot device priority to CDROM.

SCSI

Set your boot device priority to SCSI.

NETWORK

Set your boot device priority to NETWORK.

RAID/ATA100 Set your boot device priority to RAID/ATA100. (Only for 6RX)

IDE-0~IDE-3

Set your boot device priority to IDE-0~IDE-3.

Disabled

Disable this function.

USB FDD

Set your boot device priority to USB FDD.

S.M.A.R.T. for Hard Disks

Enabled

Disabled

Enable S.M.A.R.T. Feature for Hard Disks.

Disable S.M.A.R.T. Feature for Hard Disks (Default Value)

••••

Boot Up Num-Lock

On

Off

Keypad is number keys. (Default Value)

Keypad is arrow keys.

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Floppy Drive Seek

During POST, BIOS will determine if the floppy disk drive installed is 40 or 80 tracks. 360 type is 40 tracks while 720, 1.2 and 1.44 are all 80 tracks.

Enabled

Disabled

BIOS searches for floppy disk drive to determine if it is 40 or 80 tracks. Note that BIOS can’t differentiate between from 720, 1.2 or

1.44 drive type as they are all 80 tracks.

BIOS will not search for the type of floppy disk drive by track number.

Note that there will not be any warning message if the drive installed is 360. (Default Value)

Password Check

Please refer to the detail on P.111

Setup

Always

The user must enter correct password in order to access BIOS setup utility. (Default Value)

The user must enter correct password in order to access the system and/or BIOS Setup.

••••

CPU Serial Number

This item will show up when you install the Pentium

®

!!! processor.

Enabled Pentium

®

!!! Processor Serial Number Feature.

Disabled Disable this function. (Default value)

BIOS Flash Protection

Enabled

Disabled

Enable BIOS Flash Protection. This will prevent BIOS Flash write after

POST.

To flash/upgrade BIOS on this MB, this item must be disable. We recommend this item to be set to “Disabled”. (Default Value)

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Chipset Features Setup

We would not suggest you change the chipset default setting unless you really need it.

AMIBIOS SETUP – CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP

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***DRAM Timing***

Top Performance

DDR Timing by SPD

DDR Frequency

DDR CAS# Latency

DDR Bank Interleave

DDR Command Rate

AGP Mode

AGP Read Synchronization

AGP Fast Write

AGP Comp. Driving

Manual AGP Comp. Driving

AGP Aperture Size

PCI Delay Transaction

USB Controller

USB Legacy Support

: Disabled

: Enabled

: 133MHz

: 2.5 Cycles

: 4-WAY

: 2T Command

: 4X

: Enabled

: Disabled

: Auto

: DB

: 64MB

: Enabled

: All USB Port

: Disabled ESC : Quit

↑↓→ ←

: Select Item

F1 : Help PU/PD+/-/ : Modify

F5 :Old Values (Shift)F2:Color

F6 : Load BIOS Defaults

F7 : Load SETUP Defaults

Figure 4: Chipset Features Setup

••••

Top Performance

If you wish to maximize the performance of your system, set “Top Performance” as “Enabled”.

Disabled Disable this function. (Default Value)

Enabled Top Performance Enable.

••••

DDR Timing by SPD

Enabled Enable DDR Timing by SPD. Enable this function, the bios will set

DDR Frequency/DDR CAS#/DDR Bank Interleave according to the SPD Data in DDR. (Default Value)

Disabled Disable DDR Timing by SPD.

••••

DDR Frequency

100MHz Set DDR Frequency to 100MHz.

133MHz Set DDR Frequency to 133MHz.

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••••

DDR CAS# Latency

2 Cycles Set DDR CAS# Latency to 2 Cycles.

2.5 Cycles Set DDR CAS# Latency to 2.5 Cycles.

••••

DDR Bank Interleave

4-WAY Set DDR Bank Interleave to 4-WAY.

2-WAY Set DDR Bank Interleave to 2-WAY.

Disabled Disable this function.

••••

DDR Command Rate

If you wish to maximize the performance of your DDR, set “DDR Command Rate” as “1T

Command” and set “Top Performance” as “Enabled”. Please note, enabling this function may cause your system to become unstable. For power End-User use only.

2T Command Set DDR Command Rate to 2T Command. (Default Value)

1T Command Set DDR Command Rate to 1T Command.

••••

AGP Mode

4X

1X

2X

Set AGP Mode to 4X (Only if the AGP Card support 4X Rate).

(Default Value)

Set AGP Mode to 1X.

Set AGP Mode to 2X.

••••

AGP Read Synchronization

Enabled Enable AGP Read Synchronization. (Default Value)

Disabled Disable AGP Read Synchronization.

••••

AGP Fast Write

Enabled Enable this function only if the AGP Card support Fast Write Function.

(Enable this function can increase AGP performance).

Disabled Disable this function. (Default Value)

••••

AGP Comp. Driving

Auto

Manual

Set AGP Comp. Driving to Auto. (Default Value)

Set AGP Comp. Driving to Manual.

If AGP Comp. Driving is Manual.

Manual AGP Comp. Driving: 00~FF

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AGP Aperture Size

4 MB

8 MB

16 MB

32 MB

64 MB

128 MB

256 MB

Display AGP Aperture Size is 4MB.

Display AGP Aperture Size is 8MB.

Display AGP Aperture Size is 16MB.

Display AGP Aperture Size is 32MB.

Display AGP Aperture Size is 64MB. (Default Value)

Display AGP Aperture Size is 128MB.

Display AGP Aperture Size is 256MB.

••••

PCI Delay Transaction

Enabled Enable Delay Transaction. (Default Value)

Disabled Disable Delay Transaction.

••••

USB Controller

All USB Port

Disabled

Port 0&1

Port 2&3

Enable All USB Ports 0,1,2,3,4,5. (Default Value)

Disable USB Controller.

Enable USB Ports 0&1.

Enable USB Ports 2&3.

Port 0&1, 2&3 Enable USB Ports 0&1, 2&3.

Port 4&5 Enable USB Ports 4&5.

Port 0&1, 4&5 Enable USB Ports 0&1, 4&5.

Port 2&3, 4&5 Set USB Controller to Port 2&3, 4&5.

••••

USB Legacy Support

Keyboard/FDD Enable USB Legacy Support for USB Keyboard & USB Floppy.

KB/Mouse/FDD Enable USB Legacy Support for USB Keyboard/USB Mouse &

USB Floppy.

Disabled Disable USB Legacy Support Function

.

(Default Value)

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Power Management Setup

IRQ14

AMIBIOS SETUP – POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP

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ACPI Standby State

USB Dev Wakeup From S3~S5

IRQ3

IRQ4

Soft-Off by Power Button

AC Back Function

Modem Ring On/Wake On Lan

PME Event Wake Up

Keyboard Wakeup From

PS/2 Mouse Wakeup From

Resume On RTC Alarm

: S1/POS

: Disabled

: Monitor

: Monitor

: Monitor

: Instant-Off

: Off

: Enabled

: Enabled

: S1(Suspend)

: S1(Suspend)

: Disabled

RTC Alarm Date : 15

RTC Alarm Hour : 12

RTC Alarm Minute

RTC Alarm Second

: 30

: 30

ESC: Quit

↑↓→ ←

: Select Item

F1 : Help PU/PD+/-/ : Modify

F5 :Old Values (Shift)F2:Color

F6 : Load BIOS Defaults

F7 : Load SETUP Defaults

••••

ACPI Standby State

Figure 5: Power Management Setup

S1/POS Set ACPI Standby State to S1/POS (Power On Suspend).

(Default value)

S3/STR Set ACPI Standby State to S3/STR (Suspend To RAM).

••••

USB Dev Wakeup From S3-S5

Enabled

Disabled

Enable USB Dev Wakeup from ACPI S3, S4 and S5 mode.

Disable USB Dev Wakeup from ACPI S3, S4 and S5 mode.

(Default Value)

••••

IRQ 3~IRQ15

Ignore

Monitor

Ignore IRQ3 ~IRQ15.

IRQ3~IRQ15 event can wake up the system from sleep state (S1).

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Soft-off by Power Button

Instant off

Suspend

The user press the power button once, he can turn off the system.

(Default Value)

The user press the power button once, then he can enter suspend mode.

••••

AC Back Function

Off

On

When AC-power back to the system, the system will be in “Off” state.

(Default Value)

When AC-power back to the system, the system will be in ”On” state.

Last State When AC-power back to the system, the system will return to the Last state before AC-power off.

Modem Ring On / Wake On Lan

Disabled

Enabled

Disable Modem Ring On / Wake On LAN function.

The modem ring / LAN wake up will bring the system out of soft-off or suspend state if this option is set “Enabled”. (Default Value)

••••

PME Event Wake up

Disabled

Enabled

Disable PME event wake up function.

The PME event wake up will bring the system out of soft-off or suspend state if this option is set “Enabled”. (Default Value)

••••

Keyboard Wakeup From

S1(Suspend) Keyboard is able to Wakeup the system from S1(Suspend) state.

(Default value)

S1/S3 Keyboard is able to Wakeup the system from S1/S3 state.

S1/S3/S4/S5 Keyboard is able to Wakeup the system from S1/S3/S4/S5 state.

••••

PS/2 Mouse Wakeup From

S1(Suspend) PS/2 Mouse is able to Wakeup the system from S1(Suspend) state.

(Default value)

S1/S3 PS/2 Mouse is able to Wakeup the system from S1/S3 state.

S1/S3/S4/S5 PS/2 Mouse is able to Wakeup the system from S1/S3/S4/S5 state.

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••••

Resume On RTC Alarm

You can set “Resume On RTC Alarm” item to enabled and key in Data/time to power on system.

Disabled

Enabled

Disable this function. (Default Value)

Enable alarm function to POWER ON system.

If the default value is Enabled.

RTC Alarm Date:

RTC Alarm Hour:

RTC Alarm Minute:

RTC Alarm Second:

Every Day, 1~31

0~23

0~59

0~59

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PNP/PCI Configuration

AMIBIOS SETUP – PNP / PCI CONFIGURATION

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Reset Configuration Data

VGA Boot from

PCI Slot 1,5 IRQ Priority

PCI Slot 2 IRQ Priority

PCI Slot 3 IRQ Priority

PCI Slot 4 IRQ Priority

: No

: AGP

: Auto

: Auto

: Auto

: Auto

IRQ15 :

↑↓→ ←

: Select Item

F1 : Help PU/PD+/-/ : Modify

F5 :Old Values(Shift)F2:Color

F6 : Load BIOS Defaults

F7 : Load Setup Defaults

Figure 6: PNP/ PCI Configuration

••••

Reset Configuration Data

Advising BIOS clear PnP configuration data for usable value.

No

Yes

VGA Boot from

Disable this function. (Default Value)

Reset PnP configuration data in order to re-initialize ESCD for PnP device.

AGP

PCI

Set VGA Boot from AGP VGA Card. (Default Value)

Set VGA Boot from PCI VGA Card.

PCI Slot 1,5 IRQ Priority

Auto

3

4

5

The system will reserved a free IRQ for PCI slot 1 & 5 device.

(Default Value)

The system will reserved IRQ3 for PCI slot 1 & 5 device if no legacy

ISA device using IRQ3.

The system will reserved IRQ4 for PCI slot 1 & 5 device if no legacy

ISA device using IRQ4.

The system will reserved IRQ5 for PCI slot 1 & 5 device if no legacy

ISA device using IRQ5.

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7

9

10

11

The system will reserved IRQ7 for PCI slot 1 & 5 device if no legacy

ISA device using IRQ7.

The system will reserved IRQ9 for PCI slot 1 & 5 device if no legacy

ISA device using IRQ9.

The system will reserved IRQ10 for PCI slot 1 & 5 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ10.

The system will reserved IRQ11 for PCI slot 1 & 5 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ11.

PCI Slot 2 / 3 / 4 IRQ Priority

Auto

3

4

5

7

9

10

11

The system will reserved a free IRQ for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device.

(Default Value)

The system will reserved IRQ3 for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ3.

The system will reserved IRQ for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ4.

The system will reserved IRQ5 for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ5.

The system will reserved IRQ7 for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ7.

The system will reserved IRQ9 for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ9.

The system will reserved IRQ10 for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ10.

The system will reserved IRQ11 for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ11.

••••

IRQ (3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15)

ISA/ EISA

PCI / PnP

The resource is reserved for Legacy ISA device.

The resource is reserved for PCI/ PnP device. (Default Value)

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Load BIOS Defaults

AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.24d

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STANDARD CMOS SETUP

BIOS FEATURES SETUP

CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP

POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP

INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS

HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP

SUPERVISOR PASSWORD

USER PASSWORD

IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION

SAVE & EXIT SETUP LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS

LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

ESC : Quit

↑↓→←

: Select Item (Shift) F2 : Change Color F5 : Old Values

F6 : Load BIOS Defaults F7: Load Setup Defaults F10: Save & Exit

Load BIOS Defaults except Standard CMOS SETUP

Figure 7: Load BIOS Defaults

••••

Load BIOS Defaults

BIOS defaults contain the most appropriate system parameter values of to configure the system to achieve maximum stability.

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Load Setup Defaults

AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.24d

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STANDARD CMOS SETUP

BIOS FEATURES SETUP

CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP

INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS

HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP

SUPERVISOR PASSWORD

POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP USER PASSWORD

Load Setup Defaults (Y/N)?N

PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION

LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS SAVE & EXIT SETUP

LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

ESC : Quit

↑↓→←

: Select Item (Shift) F2 : Change Color F5 : Old Values

F6 : Load BIOS Defaults F7: Load Setup Defaults F10: Save & Exit

Load Setup Defaults except Standard CMOS SETUP

Figure 8: Load Setup Defaults

••••

Load SETUP Defaults

Load Setup defaults contain the most appropriate system parameter values to configure the system to achieve maximum performance.

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Integrated Peripherals

AMIBIOS SETUP – INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS

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OnBoard IDE

OnBoard AC’97 Audio

OnBoard MC’97 Modem

”

Onboard Creative Sound

OnBoard FDC

OnBoard Serial Port 1

OnBoard Serial Port 2

Serial Port 2 Mode

OnBoard CIR Port

CIR Port IRQ

OnBoard Parallel Port

Parallel Port Mode

Parallel Port IRQ

Parallel Port DMA

OnBoard MIDI Port

MIDI Port IRQ

OnBoard Game Port

: Both

: Auto

: Auto

: Enabled

: Auto

: Auto

: Auto

: Normal

: Disabled

: N/A

: Auto

: ECP

: Auto

: Auto

: Disabled

: 5

: Enabled

ESC: Quit

↑↓→ ←

: Select Item

F1 : Help PU/PD+/-/ : Modify

F5 :Old Values(Shift)F2:Color

F6 : Load BIOS Defaults

F7 : Load Setup Defaults

Figure 9: Integrated Peripherals

”

This item will only be shown when there is sound chip onboard.

These four items will only be shown when there is no sound chip onboard.

OnBoard IDE

Disabled

Both

Primary

Secondary

Disable OnBoard IDE.

Both Primary & Secondary IDE channel will be enabled.

(Default Value)

Only Primary IDE channel is enable.

Only Secondary IDE channel is enable.

OnBoard AC’97 Audio

Auto

Disabled

BIOS will search AC97 Codec. If found, AC97 function will be enabled.

If no AC97 Codec found, AC97 function will be disabled.

(Default Value)

Disable this function.

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OnBoard MC’97 Modem

Auto

Disabled

BIOS will search MC97 Codec (AMR Modem Card). If found, MC97 function will be enabled. If no MC97 Codec found, MC97 function will be disabled. (Default Value)

Disable this function.

OnBoard Creative Sound

Enabled

Disabled

OnBoard FDC

Enable OnBoard Creative Sound function. (Default Value)

Disable this function.

Disabled

Enabled

Auto

Disable this function.

Enable on board floppy disk controller.

Set the floppy disk controller automatically. (Default Value)

OnBoard Serial Port 1

Auto

3F8/COM1

2F8/COM2

3E8/COM3

2E8/COM4

Disabled

OnBoard Serial Port 2

BIOS will automatically setup the port 1 address. (Default Value)

Enable OnBoard Serial port 1 and address is 3F8.

Enable OnBoard Serial port 1 and address is 2F8.

Enable OnBoard Serial port 1 and address is 3E8.

Enable OnBoard Serial port 1 and address is 2E8.

Disable OnBoard Serial port 1.

Auto

3F8/COM1

2F8/COM2

3E8/COM3

2E8/COM4

Disabled

BIOS will automatically setup the port 2 address. (Default Value)

Enable OnBoard Serial port 2 and address is 3F8.

Enable OnBoard Serial port 2 and address is 2F8.

Enable OnBoard Serial port 2 and address is 3E8.

Enable OnBoard Serial port 2 and address is 2E8.

Disable OnBoard Serial port 2.

Serial Port 2 Mode

(This item allows you to determine which Serial Port B Mode of onboard I/O chip)

Normal

IrDA

ASKIR

SCR

Set onboard I/O chip Serial Port B to Normal Mode. (Default Value)

Set onboard I/O chip Serial Port B to IrDA Mode.

Set onboard I/O chip Serial Port B to ASKIR Mode.

Set onboard I/O chip Serial Port B to Smart Card Reader.

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OnBoard CIR port

Disabled

Enabled

CIR Port IRQ

Disable this function. (Default Value)

Enable Onboard CIR port.

IRQ 3 / 4 / 5 / 10 / 11 / N/A. (Default Value)

OnBoard Parallel port

378

278

3BC

Auto

Disabled

Parallel Port Mode

Set On Board LPT port and address to 378.

Set On Board LPT port and address to 278.

Set On Board LPT port and address to 3BC.

Set On Board LPT port Automatically. (Default Value)

Disable this function.

EPP

ECP

Using Parallel port as Enhanced Parallel Port.

Using Parallel port as Extended Capabilities Port. (Default Value)

EPP+ECP Using Parallel port as Enhanced Parallel Port & Extended Capabilities

Port.

Parallel Port IRQ

7

5

Auto

Set Parallel Port IRQ to 7.

Set Parallel Port IRQ to 5.

Set Parallel Port IRQ automatically. (Default Value)

Parallel Port DMA

3

1

0

Auto

Set Parallel Port DMA to 3.

Set Parallel Port DMA to 1.

Set Parallel Port DMA to 0.

Set Parallel Port DMA automatically. (Default Value)

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OnBoard MIDI Port

300

310

320

330

Disabled

MIDI Port IRQ

Set OnBoard MIDI Port to 300.

Set OnBoard MIDI Port to 310.

Set OnBoard MIDI Port to 320.

Set OnBoard MIDI Port to 330.

Disable this function. (Default Value)

5

10

11

Set MIDI Port IRQ to 5. (Default Value)

Set MIDI Port IRQ to 10.

Set MIDI Port IRQ to 11.

OnBoard Game Port

Enabled

Disabled

Enable OnBoard Game Port function. (Default Value)

Disable this function.

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Hardware Monitor & MISC Setup

CPU Ratio Selection

Reset Case Open Status

Case Status

CPU Temp.

System Temp.

CPU Fan Speed

Power Fan Speed

Vcore

Vtt

+3.300V

+5.000V

+12.000V

-12.000V

-5.000V

5VSB

Battery

AMIBIOS SETUP – HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP

( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved

: 4.0X

: No

: Closed

: 35

°

C/ 95

°

F

: 33

°

C/ 91

°

F

: 5273 RPM

: 0 RPM

: +1.632V

: +1.472V

: +3.216V

: +5.080V

: +11.840V

: -13.054V

: -5.254V

: +4.972V

:+3.024V

ESC: Quit

↑↓→ ←

: Select Item

F1 : Help PU/PD+/-/ : Modify

F5 :Old Values(Shift)F2:Color

F6 : Load BIOS Defaults

F7 : Load Setup Defaults

Figure 10: Hardware Monitor & MISC Setup

••••

CPU Ratio Selection

This option will not affect CPU ratio if you are using a locked-ratio CPU.

For Coppermine CPU.

3.0X/3.5X/4.0X/4.5X/5.0X/5.5X/6.0X/6.5X/7.0X/7.5X/8.0X

For Coppermine D type CPU.

5.5X/6.0X/6.5X/7.0X/7.5X/8.0X/8.5X/9.0X/9.5X/10.0X/10.5X/11.0X/11.5X/12.0X

••••

Reset Case Open Status

••••

Case

If the case is closed, “Case Status” will show “Closed”.

If the case have been opened, “Case Status” will show “Open”.

If you want to reset “Case Status” value, set “Reset Case Open Status” to “Yes” and save CMOS, your computer will restart.

••••

CPU

Detect CPU Temp. automatically.

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••••

System

Detect System Temp. automatically.

••••

CPU Fan / Power Fan Speed (RPM)

Detect Fan speed status automatically.

••••

Current Vcore / Vtt /

±±±±

12V /

±±±±

5V / +3.3V / 5VSB / Battery

Detect system’s voltage status automatically.

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Supervisor / User Password

When you select this function, the following message will appear at the center of the screen to assist you in creating a password.

AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.24d

( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved

STANDARD CMOS SETUP

BIOS FEATURES SETUP

INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS

HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP

CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP SUPERVISOR PASSWORD

POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP USER PASSWORD

Enter new supervisor password:

PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION

LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS SAVE & EXIT SETUP

LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

ESC : Quit

↑↓→←

: Select Item (Shift) F2 : Change Color F5 : Old Values

F6 : Load BIOS Defaults F7: Load Setup Defaults F10: Save & Exit

Change / Set / Disable Password

Figure 11: Password Setting

Type the password, up to six characters, and press <Enter>. You will be asked to confirm the password. Type the password again and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection and not enter a password.

To disable password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter password. A message

PASSWORD DISABLED” will appear to confirm the password being disabled. Once the password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup freely.

The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify two separate passwords: a SUPERVISOR

PASSWORD and a USER PASSWORD. When disabled, anyone may access all BIOS Setup program function. When enabled, the Supervisor password is required for entering the BIOS

Setup program and having full configuration fields, the User password is required to access only basic items.

If you select “Always” at “Password Check” in BIOS Features Setup Menu, you will be prompted for the password every time the system is rebooted or any time you try to enter Setup

Menu.

If you select “Setup” at “Password Check” in BIOS Features Setup Menu, you will be prompted only when you try to enter Setup.

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IDE HDD Auto Detection

AMIBIOS SETUP – STANDARD CMOS SETUP

( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Date (mm/dd/yyyy) : Fri Mar 30, 2001

Time (hh/mm/ss) : 10:36:24

TYPE SIZE CYLS HEAD PRECOMP LANDZ SECTOR MODE

Pri Master : Not Installed

Pri Slave : Not Installed

Sec Master : Not Installed

Sec Slave : Not Installed

Floppy Drive A: 1.44 MB 3 ½

Floppy Drive B: Not Installed

Boot Sector Virus Protection : Disabled

Base Memory : 640 Kb

Other Memory: 384 Kb

Extended Memory: 255Mb

Total Memory: 256Mb

Month: Jan – Dec ESC : Exit

Day: 01 – 31

↑↓

: Select Item

Year : 1990– 2099 PU/PD/+/– : Modify

(Shift)F2 : Color

Figure 12: IDE HDD Auto Detection

Type "Y" will accept the H.D.D. parameter reported by BIOS.

Type "N" will keep the old H.D.D. parameter setup. If the hard disk cylinder number is over 1024, then the user can select LBA mode or LARGER mode for DOS partition larger than 528 MB.

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Save & Exit Setup

AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.24d

( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved

STANDARD CMOS SETUP

BIOS FEATURES SETUP

CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP

INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS

HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP

SUPERVISOR PASSWORD

POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP USER PASSWORD

SAVE to CMOS and EXIT(Y/N)? Y

PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION

LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS SAVE & EXIT SETUP

LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

ESC : Quit

↑↓→←

: Select Item (Shift) F2 : Change Color F5 : Old Values

F6 : Load BIOS Defaults F7: Load Setup Defaults F10: Save & Exit

Save Data to CMOS & Exit SETUP

Figure 13: Save & Exit Setup

Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility and save the user setup value to RTC CMOS.

Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.

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BIOS Setup

Exit Without Saving

AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.24d

( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved

STANDARD CMOS SETUP

BIOS FEATURES SETUP

CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP

POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP

INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS

HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP

SUPERVISOR PASSWORD

USER PASSWORD

IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION

SAVE & EXIT SETUP LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS

LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

ESC : Quit

↑↓→←

: Select Item (Shift) F2 : Change Color F5 : Old Values

F6 : Load BIOS Defaults F7: Load Setup Defaults F10: Save & Exit

Abandon all Datas & Exit SETUP

Figure 14: Exit Without Saving

Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility and save the user setup value to RTC CMOS.

Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.

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Technical Support /RMA Sheet

Customer/Country: Company:

Contact Person:

Model name/Lot Number:

E-mail Add. :

BIOS version:

Hardware

Configuration

O.S./A.S.:

CPU

Memory

Brand

Video Card

Audio Card

HDD

CD-ROM /

DVD-ROM

Modem

Network

AMR / CNR

Keyboard

Mouse

Power supply

Other Device

Problem Description:

PCB revision:

Driver/Utility:

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Appendix

Appendix A: VIA VT8633 PRO266 Chipsets Driver Installation

A.VIA 4 in 1 Service Pack Driver:

Insert the support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM driver or double –click the CD driver icon in My Computer to bring up the screen.

Appendix

1.Click “VIA 4in 1 Service Pack

Driver” item.

(1)

2.Click “Next”.

(2)

3.Click “Yes”.

(3)

4.Click “Next”.

(4)

5.Click “Next”.

(5)

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6.Click “Finish” to restart computer.

(7)

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Appendix B: Promise PCI Device Installation

A. Promise ATA100 Driver Installation:

Insert the support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM driver or double –click the CD driver icon in My Computer to bring up the screen

.

Appendix

2. Refer “Driver Information” to setup your system.

1.Click “Promise PCI Device”.

(1)

For your reference, you can use the following steps to complete the Promise ATA100 Driver

Installation.

3.Click “Control Panel”.

(2)

4.Click “System”.

(4)

(3)

5.Click here.

7.Click here.

6.Click here.

(5)

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8.Click here.

9.Click “Next”.

(7)

12.Click “SCSI controllers”.

10.Click here.

11.Click “Next”.

(8)

13.Click “Next”.

(9)

16.Click “Next”.

15.Type”D:\Other\Promise\ata100\WINME”

(This manual assumes that your CD-ROM device drive letter is D:).

(11)

14.Click “Have Disk”.

(10)

17.Click “Next”.

(12)

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18.Click “Next”.

19.Click “Finish”.

(13)

(14)

20.Click “Yes” to restart computer.

(15)

If you want to realize the setup information in detail, please refer to the

“Driver Information” for setting your system completely.

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B. Promise RAID Driver Installation:

Insert the support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM driver or double –click the CD driver icon in My Computer to bring up the screen

.

2. Refer “Driver Information” to setup your system.

1.Click “Promise PCI Device”.

(1)

For your reference, you can use the following steps to complete the Promise RAID Driver

Installation.

3.Click “Control Panel”.

(2)

4.Click “System”.

(4)

(3)

5.Click here.

7.Click here.

6.Click here.

(5)

(6)

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9.Click “Next”.

8.Click here.

(7)

12.Click “SCSI controllers”.

10.Click here.

11.Click “Next”.

(8)

13.Click “Next”.

(9)

16.Click “OK”.

15.Type”

D:\Other\Promise\IdeRAID\win9x-ME

(This manual assumes that your CD-ROM device drive letter is D:).

(11)

14.Click “Have Disk”.

(10)

17.Click “Next”.

(12)

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18.Click “Next”.

(13)

20.Click “Yes” to restart computer.

(15)

19.Click “Finish”.

(14)

If you want to realize the setup information in detail, please refer to the

“Driver Information” for setting your system completely.

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C. FastTrak Utilities Installation:

Insert the support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM driver or double –click the CD driver icon in My Computer to bring up the screen

.

Appendix

2.Click “FastTrak Utilities Installation”.

1.Click “Promise PCI Device”.

(1)

(2)

(3)

3.Click “Next”.

(4)

4.Click “Yes”.

(5)

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5.Click “Next”.

(6)

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6.Click “Next”.

(7)

8.Click “Next”.

(9)

7.Click “Next”.

(8)

9.Click “Next”.

(10)

10.Click “Next”.

(11)

11.Click “Finish” to restart computer.

(12)

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Appendix C: Creative Sound Driver Installation (Optional)

Insert the support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM driver or double –click the CD driver icon in My Computer to bring up the screen

.

Press “Audio” icon.

Appendix

1.Click “Creative 5880 Sound Driver”.

(1)

2.Click “OK”.

If “LAVA! Player 2.5” item is selected, it will automatically be installed right after “Creative

Sound Blaster PCI128 Software” installation.

(2)

3.Click “Yes”.

(3)

4.Click “Next”.

(4)

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5.Click “Next”.

(5)

6.Click here.

(6)

7.Click”Next”.

(7)

8.Click “Finish” to complete setup.

(9)

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(8)

Appendix

LAVA! Player Installation:

(1)

1.Click “Next”.

(2)

2.Click “Yes”.

(3)

3.Click “Next”.

(4)

4.Click “Next”.

(5)

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5.Click “Next”.

(7)

6. Click “Finish” to restart computer.

(8)

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Appendix D: VIA AC’97 Audio Driver

Insert the support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM driver or double –click the CD driver icon in My Computer to bring up the screen

.

Appendix

Press “Audio” icon.

1.Click “VIA AC’97 Audio Driver”.

(1)

2.Click “Next”.

(2)

4.Click “Next”.

(4)

3.Click “Next”.

(3)

(5)

5.Click “OK”.

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6.Click “Finish”.

(6)

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7.Click “Finish” to complete setup.

(7)

8. This icon will be shown when driver is completely setup.

(8)

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Appendix E: EasyTune

III

Utilities Installation

Insert the support CD that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM driver or double –click the CD driver icon in My Computer to bring up the screen

.

Appendix

Press “Tools” icon.

2.Click “EasyTuneIII Ver.3.2g”.

1.Click “Gigabyte Utilities”.

(1)

(2)

3.Click “Next”.

(3)

4. Please enter your name and company name, then click “Next”.

(4)

5.Click “Next”.

(5)

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6.Click “Next”.

(6)

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(7)

7. Click “Finish” to restart computer.

(8)

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Appendix F: BIOS Flash Procedure

BIOS update procedure:

If your OS is Win9X, we recommend that you used Gigabyte @BIOS Program to flash BIOS.

Press “Tools” icon.

2.Click “@BIOS Writer v1.06g”.

1.Click “Gigabyte Utilities”.

(1)

Click “

9

”.

Click Here.

(2)

(3)

Methods and steps:

I. Update BIOS through Internet a.

Click "Internet Update" icon b.

Click "Update New BIOS" icon c. Select @BIOS sever ( "Gigabyte @BIOS sever 1 in Taiwan" and "Gigabyte @BIOS sever 2 in Taiwan" are available for now, the others will be completed soon) d. Select the exact model name on your motherboard e. System will automatically download and update the BIOS.

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II. Update BIOS NOT through Internet : a.

Do not click "Internet Update" icon b.

Click "Update New BIOS" c. Please select "All Files" in dialog box while opening the old file.

d. Please search for BIOS unzip file, downloading from internet or any other methods

(such as: 6RX.F1).

e. Complete update process following the instruction.

III. Save BIOS

In the very beginning, there is "Save Current BIOS" icon shown in dialog box. It means to save the current BIOS version.

IV. Check out supported motherboard and Flash ROM :

In the very beginning, there is "About this program" icon shown in dialog box. It can help you check out which kind of motherboard and which brand of Flash ROM are supported.

Note : a.

In method I, if it shows two or more motherboard's model names to be selected, please make sure your motherboard's model name again. Sellecting name will cause the system unbooted.

b.

In method II, be sure that motherboard's model name in BIOS unzip file are the same as your motherboard's. Otherwise, your system won't boot. c.

In method I, if the BIOS file you need cannot be found in @BIOS server, please go onto Gigabyte's web site for downloading and updating it according to method II.

d. Please note that any intercorruption during updating will cause system unbooted

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Or else you can select flash BIOS in DOS mode.

Please check your BIOS vendor (AMI or AWARD), your motherboard name and PCB

version on the motherboard.

1. Format a bootable system floppy diskette by the command “format a:/s” in command mode.

2. Visit the Gigabyte website at http:// www.gigabyte.com.tw

, Select the BIOS file you need and download it to your bootable floppy diskette.

3. Insert the bootable diskette containing the BIOS file into the floppy diskette driver.

4. Assuming that the floppy diskette driver is A, reboot the system by using the A: driver.

At the A: > prompt, run the BIOS upgraded file by executing the Flash BIOS utility and the BIOS file with its appropriate extension.

Example: (AMI tool)

(Where 6rx.f1 is name of the BIOS file name)

A:>flashxxx.exe 6rx.f1

Example: (Award tool)

(Where 6rx.f1 is name of the BIOS file name)

A:>wdflash.exe 6rx.f1

5. Upon pressing the <Enter> key, a flash memory writer menu will appear on screen.

Enter the new BIOS file name with its extension filename into the text box after file name to program.

6. If you want to save the old BIOS file(perform as soon as system is operational, this is recommended), select Y to DO YOU WANT TO SAVE BIOS, then type the old BIOS filename and the extension after filename to save: This option allows you to copy the contents of the flash memory chip onto a diskette, giving you a backup copy of the original motherboard BIOS in case you need to re-install it. Select N to DO YOU

WANT TO SAVE BIOS, if you don’t want to save the old BIOS file.

7. After the decision to save the old BIOS file or not is made, select Y to ARE YOU

SURE TO PROGRAM when the next menu appear; wait until a message showing

Power Off or Reset the system appears. Then turn off your system.

8. Remove the diskette and restart your system.

9. Hold down <Delete> key to enter BIOS setup. You must select “Load Setup BIOS

Default” to activate the new BIOS, then you may set other item from the main menu.

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Appendix G: Acronyms

Acronyms Meaning

ACPI Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

APM

AGP

AMR

ACR

BIOS

CPU

CMOS

Advanced Power Management

Accelerated Graphics Port

Audio Modem Riser

Advanced Communications Riser

Basic Input / Output System

Central Processing Unit

Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor

CNR

DMA

DMI

DIMM

DRM

DRAM

DDR

ECP

ESCD

ECC

Communication and Networking Riser

Direct Memory Access

Desktop Management Interface

Dual Inline Memory Module

Dual Retention Mechanism

Dynamic Random Access Memory

Double Data Rate

Extended Capabilities Port

Extended System Configuration Data

Error Checking and Correcting

EMC Electromagnetic

EPP Enhanced Parallel Port

ESD Electrostatic

FDD Floppy Disk Device

FSB

HDD

IDE

Front Side Bus

Hard Disk Device

Integrated Dual Channel Enhanced

IRQ Interrupt

I/O Input / Output

IOAPIC

ISA

LAN

Input Output Advanced Programmable Input Controller

Industry Standard Architecture

Local Area Network

LBA

LED

Logical Block Addressing

Light Emitting Diode

MHz Megahertz

MIDI Musical Interface Digital Interface

MTH

MPT

NIC

Memory Translator Hub

Memory Protocol Translator

Network Interface Card

To be continued…

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Acronyms Meaning

OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer

PAC

POST

PCI

RIMM

SCI

SECC

SRAM

PCI A.G.P. Controller

Power-On Self Test

Peripheral Component Interconnect

Rambus in-line Memory Module

Special Circumstance Instructions

Single Edge Contact Cartridge

Static Random Access Memory

SMI

USB

System Management Interrupt

Universal Serial Bus

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