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Midas 800

User ’ s Guide

G52-B6294X1

FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the ins truc tion manual, may cause harmf ul interf erenc e to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

Notice 1

The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user ’ s authority to operate the equipment.

Notice 2

Shielded interface cables and AC. power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply with the emission limits.

VOIR LA NOTICE D

INSTALLATION AVANT DE RACCORDER AU

Micro-Star International

Midas 800

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 interference, and

(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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Trademarks

All trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Intel

®

and Pentium

®

are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.

PS/2 and OS

®

/2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines

Corporation.

Windows

®

95/98/2000/NT/XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Netware

®

is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc.

Award

®

is a registered trademark of Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

AMI

®

is a registered trademark of American Megatrends Inc.

Revision History

Revision

V1.0

Revision History

First Release

Date

June 2005

Copyright Notice

The material in this document is the intellectual property of M ICRO-STAR

INTERNATIONAL . We take every care in the preparation of this document, but no guarantee is given as to the correctness of its contents. Our products are under continual improvement and we reserve the right to make changes without notice.

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3.

4.

5.

Safety Instructions

1.

2.

Always read the safety instructions carefully.

Keep this User

’ s Manual for future reference.

Keep this equipment away from humidity.

Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.

The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the

6.

7.

8.

equipment from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.

Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 115/

230V before connecting the equipment to the power inlet.

Place the power cord such a way that people can not step on it. Do not place anything over the power cord.

Always Unplug the Power Cord before inserting any add-on card or

9.

10.

11.

12.

module.

All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.

Never pour any liquid into the opening that could damage or cause electrical shock.

If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by a service personnel:

- The power cord or plug is damaged.

- Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.

- The equipment has been exposed to moisture.

- The equipment has not work well or you can not get it work according

to User ’ s Manual.

- The equipment has dropped and damaged.

- The equipment has obvious sign of breakage.

Do not leave this equipment in an unconditioned environment with stor age temperature above 60 0 C (140 0 F). Extreme heat may damage the equipment.

CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.

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

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WEEE Statement

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CONTENTS

Chapter 1. Getting Started........................................................................1-1

1.1 System Specifications .................................................................. 1-2

1.2 System Configuration .................................................................... 1-4

1.3 Thermal Solution ............................................................................ 1-7

Chapter 2. Introducing Mainboard...........................................................2-1

2.1 Mainboard Layout.......................................................................2-2

2.2 CPU ................................................................................................ 2-3

2.3 Memory .......................................................................................... 2-3

Memory Speed/CPU FSB Support Matrix .................................. 2-3

DDR Population Rules ................................................................. 2-4

DDR Module Combination..........................................................2-4

Installing DDR Modules.............................................................2-4

2.4 Power Supply ................................................................................ 2-5

ATX 24-Pin Power Connector: ATX1 ......................................... 2-5

ATX 12V Power Connector: JPW 1 ........................................... 2-5

2.5 Front Panel .................................................................................. ...2-6

Audio Ports..............................................................................2-6

USB Ports................................................................................2-6

2.6 Rear Panel ..................................................................................... 2-7

Mouse/Keyboard Connectors .................................................. 2-7

Audio Ports ................................................................................. 2-8

VGA Port .................................................................................... 2-8

RJ-45 LAN Jack .......................................................................... 2-9

USB Ports .................................................................................. 2-9

Parallel Port ............................................................................... 2-10

Serial Port ................................................................................. 2-11

2.7 Connectors...............................................................................2-12

IDE Connectors: IDE1/IDE2.......................................................2-12

Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1.........................................2-12

Serial ATA Connectors: SATA1, SATA2. ................................2-13

Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1......................................2-13

Front Panel Connector: JFP1 & JFP2........................................2-14

CD-in Connector: J1.................................................................2-14

Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN1/SYSFAN1.........................2-15

Serial Port Connector: JCOM1 (Optional).................................2-15

Front USB Connectors: JUSB1/JUSB2....................................2-16 viii

Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: JCASE1 ....................... 2-16

SPDIF-Out Connector: JSP1 (Optional) ................................... 2-16

2.8 Jumper ......................................................................................... 2-17

Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1..................................................2-17

2.9 Slot ............................................................................................... 2-18

AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) Slot ................................... 2-18

PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slots.......................2-18

PCI Interrupt Request Routing.................................................2-18

Chapter 3. System Assembly .................................................................... 3-1

3.1 Overview ....................................................................................... 3-2

Installation Tools ......................................................................... 3-2

Sc rews ....................................................................................... 3-2

Checking the Items ..................................................................... 3-3

3.2 Installation Procedures ................................................................. 3-4

1. Removing Cover, Drive Cage ................................................ 3-4

2. Installing Memory Modules ..................................................... 3-5

3. Installing CPU .......................................................................... 3-6

4. Installing CPU Cooler .............................................................. 3-7

5. Installing HDD .......................................................................... 3-8

6. Installing FDD and Optical Drive ............................................ 3-9

7. Restoring Chassis Cover .................................................... .3-11

8. Adjusting ODD Button Key ................................................... 3-12

Chapter 4. BIOS Setup ................................................................................... 4-1

Entering Setup.................................................................................4-2

Control Keys............................................................................4-2

Getting Help..............................................................................4-3

The Main Menu..................................................................................4-4

Standard CMOS Features...............................................................4-6

Advanced BIOS Features...............................................................4-8

Advanced Chipset Features.........................................................4-10

Integrated Peripherals...................................................................4-14

Power Management Setup...........................................................4-16

PNP/PCI Configurations.................................................................4-19

H/W Monitor...................................................................................4-20

Cell Menu.........................................................................................4-21

Load Optimized Defaults...............................................................4-22

BIOS Setting Password..................................................................4-22 ix

1

Getting Started

Congratulations for purchasing Midas 800

(MS-6294) barebone. Midas barebone is your best

Slim PC choice. With the fantastic appearance and small form factor, it can easily be set anywhere. The feature packed platform also gives you an exciting PC experience.

1.1 System Specifications

CPU

† Supports Socket 754 AMD

®

K8 Athlon64 TM & Sempron processors

† Supports 533MHz, 800MHz FSB

Supports 2004 Performance FMB CPU VR Design

Supports 3 pin CPU Fan Pin-Header with Fan Speed Control

(For the latest information about CPU, please visit http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/slim_pc/slm/pro_slm_cpu_support.php)

Chipset

VIA

®

K8M800-CE Chipset

- Supports 266/333/400MHz front bus

- Supports AGP 8X interface

- Supports DDR 266/333/400 memory interface

- Integrated graphic controller

VIA

®

VT8237R chipset

- 2 Serial ATA Host Controllers

- 2 channel Ultra ATA 66/100/133 bus Master IDE controller

- 6 USB 2.0/1.1 ports

M ain M emory

Supports two 64-bit wide DDR data channels

† Available bandwidth up to 3.2GB/s (DDR 400) for single-channel mode and

6.4 GB/s (DDR 400) for dual-channel mode

† Supports 256MB or 512MB DDR technologies

Supports only x8, x16 DDR devices with 2-bank

(For the updated supporting memory modules, please visit http://www.msi.com.

tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_trp_list.php.)

Slots (Supports low-profile only)

One AGP 8X slot

† Three 32-bit v2.2 Master PCI bus slots (supports 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface)

On-Board IDE

One IDE controller on the VT8237R chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with

PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA 66/100/133 operation modes

Supports 2 IDE devices

† Supports 2 Serial ATA ports

On-Board Peripherals

On-Board Peripherals include:

- 1 floppy port supports 1 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and

2.88Mbytes

- 1 VGA port

- 1 serial port, Com1 on Rear IO

1-2

Chapter 1 - Getting Started

- 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode

- 1 Line-In / Line-Out / MIC-In

- 6 USB ports (Rear * 4/ Front * 2)

- 1 RJ-45 LAN jack

On-board LAN

VIA VT6103L

- Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in one chip

- Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s

- Compliance with PCI 2.2

- Supports ACPI Power Management

Audio

High Definition link controller integrated in VIA VT1617A

5.1 channels S/W audio codec AC97 codec

BIOS

4Mb FWH

† Provides DMI2.0, WfM2.0, W OL, chassis intrusion, and SMBus for system management

M ounting and Dimension

M-ATX Form Factor: 24.3 cm (L) x 19.5 cm (W)

† 6 mounting holes

1-3

1.2 System Configuration

Front View

1. 2 x USB 2.0 Ports

2. Mic-in (pink), Line-out (green)

3. HDD LED

4. Power LED

5. Power Switch

6. FDD (optional)

7. Optical Drive (optional)

8. Optical Drive Eject/Close

Button

1-4

Rear View

Chapter 1 - Getting Started

1. PS/2 Mouse

2. PS/2 Keyboard

3. Serial Port

4. VGA Port

5. 4 x USB 2.0 Ports

6. Mic-in

7. Line-out

8. PCI Express x16 Slot

9. PCI Slots

10. AC Input Voltage Selector

11. Parallel Port

12. RJ-45 LAN Jack

13. Line-in

14. Chassis Locks

15. Power Jack

1-5

Chassis Design

Dimension: 335mm (H) x 98mm (W) x 363mm (D)

Minimized screw structure

Detachable bay housing

Multiple ventilation holes

1. CPU Fan Ventilation Hole

2. CPU Fan Ventilation Hole

3. System Fan Ventilation Hole

4. Power Supply Ventilation Hole

5. System Ventilation Hole

6. System Ventilation Hole

7. Front I/O Release Button

1-6

Chapter 1 - Getting Started

1.3 Thermal Solution

To prevent the system from overheating, we have adopted a specially designed CPU cooler and multiple ventilation holes for better cooling effects.

Po w e r

Supply Fan Ventilation Hole

Ventilation

Hole Po w e r

Supply

Sy stem

Fan

Ventilation

Hole front panel

1-7

System Air Flow Direction

Po w e r

Supply

Fan

Po w e r

Supply

System Fan front panel

After the installation is completed, please keep other objects away from the ventilation hole at least 2.5cm and above. Do not block the ventilation hole.

1-8

2

Mainboard Hardware

This chapter tells you how to install the CPU, memory modules, and expansion cards, as well as how to setup the jumpers on the mainboard. Also, it provides the instructions on connecting the peripheral devices, such as the mouse, keyboard, etc.

While doing the installation, be careful in holding the components and follow the installation procedures.

2.1 Mainboard Layout

Top : m ouse

B ottom : keyboard

JPW 1

Top : Parallel Port

B ottom :

C O M A

V G A Port

JC A SE 1

W inbond

W 83627TH F

JW R 2

U SB ports

C PU FA N 1

T : LA N jack

B : U SB ports

T: Line-In

M : L ine-O ut

B : M ic

V IA

K 8M 800-C E

A G P Slot

V IA

V T 6103L

PC I Slot 1

JC O M 1

(O ptional)

B IO S

JSP1

C odec

JA U D 1

PC I Slot 2

PC I Slot 3

J1

JU SB 1 JU SB 2

MS-7142 (V1.X) Mainboard

V IA

V T 8237R

B A TT

+

SA TA 2

SFA N 1

SA TA 1 JB A T 1

JFP2

JFP1

2-2

Chapter 2 - Mainboard Hardware

2.2 CPU

T he mainboard s upports AM D

®

K 8 Athlon64 T M & Sempr on T M processors. The mainboard uses a CPU socket called Socket 462 for easy CPU installation. When you are installing the CPU, make sure the CPU has a heat sink and a cooling fan attached on the top to prevent overheating.

(For the latest information about CPU, please visit http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_cpu_support.php)

MSI Reminds You...

1. Read the instructions on the cooler before you start the installation.

2. Overheating will seriously damage the CPU and system, always

make sure the cooling fan can work properly to protect the CPU

from overheating.

3. While replacing the CPU, always turn off the ATX power supply or

unplug the power supply ’ s power cord from grounded outlet first to

ensure the safety of CPU.

2.3 Memory

The mainboard provides two sockets for 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM

(Double In-Line Memory Module) and supports the memory size up to 2 GB.

You can install PC2700/DDR333 or PC2100/DDR266 modules into the

DDR DIMM slots. (For the updated supporting memory modules, please visit http:/

/www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_trp_list.php.)

Memory Speed/CPU FSB Support Matrix

Memory

FSB

800MHz

DDR266

OK

DDR333

OK

DDR400

OK

2-3

DDR Population Rules

Install at least one DIMM module on the slots. Each DIMM slot supports up to a maximum size of 1GB. Users can install either single- or double-sided modules to meet their own needs.

DDR Module Combination

Install at least one DIMM module into the slots. Memory modules can be installed into the slots in any order. You can install either single or double-sided modules to meet your need.

Slot Combination

DDR 1

1

S/D

S/D

2

S/D

S/D

DDR 2

Total Memory

64MB~2GB 64MB~2GB

S (Single Side): 64MB ~ 512MB D (Double Side): 128MB ~ 1GB

Installing DDR Modules

1.

The DDR DIMM has only one notch on the center of module. The module will only fit in the right orientation.

2.

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

Volt notch

3.

The plastic clip at each side of the DIMM slot will automatically close.

2-4

Chapter 2 - Mainboard Hardware

2.4 Power Supply

ATX 20+4-Pin Power Connector: ATX1

This connector allows you to connect to an ATX power supply. To connect to the ATX power supply, make sure the plug of the power supply is inserted in the proper orientation and the pins are aligned. Then push down the power supply firmly into the connector. The power connector supports instant power on function which means that system will boot up immediately when the power supply connector is inserted on the board.

This barebone provides you an additional 4-pin power supply cable for connecting to the 24-pin power connector.

20 11

10

ATX1

1

PIN

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

ATX1 Pin Definition

SIGNAL

+3.3V

+3.3V

GND

+5V

GND

+5V

GND

PW_OK

5V_SB

+12V

PIN

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

SIGNAL

+3.3V

-12V

GND

PS_ON

GND

GND

GND

-5V

+5V

+5V

ATX 12V Power Connector: JPW1

This 12V power connector is used to provide power to the CPU.

4 2

3 1

JPW1

JPW1 Pin Definition

PIN SIGNAL

3

4

1

2

GND

GND

12V

12V

2-5

2.5 Front Panel

USB Ports Mic-in Line-out

Audio Ports

These audio ports allow you to connect front audio devices.

MIC-in Line-out

USB Ports

The mainboard provides a UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface)

Universal Serial Bus root for attaching USB devices such as keyboard, mouse or other USB-compatible devices. You can plug the USB devices directly into these connectors.

PIN

3

4

5

6

1

2

7

8

USB Port Description

SIGNAL

VCC

-Data 0

+Data0

GND

VCC

-Data 1

+Data 1

GND

DESCRIPTION

+5V

Negative Data Channel 0

Positive Data Channel 0

Ground

+5V

Negative Data Channel 1

Positive Data Channel 1

Ground

2-6

Chapter 2 - Mainboard Hardware

2.6 Rear Panel

The Rear Panel provides the following connectors:

Parallel Port

Line-out

LAN Jack

Line-in

Mouse

Keyboard Serial Port VGA Port

USB Ports

MIC -in

Mouse/Keyboard Connectors

The mainboard provides two standard PS/2

®

mini DIN connectors for attaching PS/2

®

mouse and keyboard.

PS/2 Mouse (6-pin Female)

6 5

4 3

2 1

6 5

4

2 1

3

PS/2 Keyboard (6-pin Female)

PIN

3

4

5

6

1

2

PIN

3

4

5

6

1

2

Mouse Pin Definition

SIGNAL

Mouse DATA

NC

GND

VCC

Mouse Clock

NC

DESCRIPTION

Mouse DATA

No connection

Ground

+5V

Mouse clock

No connection

Keyboard Pin Definition

SIGNAL

Keyboard DATA

NC

GND

VCC

Keyboard Clock

NC

DESCRIPTION

Keyboard DATA

No connection

Ground

+5V

Keyboard clock

No connection

2-7

Audio Ports

Line Out is a connector for Speaker or Headphone. Line In is used for external CD player, Tape player, or other audio devices. MIC is a connector for stereo microphone.

Line In

Line Out

MIC-in

VGA Port

The mainboard provides one DB 15-pin female connector to connect a

VGA monitor.

VGA Port Pin Definition

5 1

15 11

DB 15-Pin Female Connector

PIN SIGNAL DESCRIPTION

1 Red

2 Green

3 Blue

4 Not used

5 Ground

6 Ground

7 Ground

8 Ground

9 Power

10 Ground

11 Not used

12 SDA

13 Horizontal Sync

14 Vertical Sync

15 SCL

2-8

Chapter 2 - Mainboard Hardware

RJ-45 LAN Jack

The mainboard provides one standard RJ-45 jack for connection to Local

Area Network (LAN). You can connect a network cable to the LAN jack.This

LAN enables data to be transferred at 100 or 10Mbps.

8 1

RJ45 LAN Jack

10/100Mbps LAN Jack Pin Definition

6

7

4

5

8

2

3

PIN

1

SIGNAL

TDP

TDN

RDP

NC

NC

RDN

NC

NC

DESCRIPTION

Transmit Differential Pair

Transmit Differential Pair

Receive Differential Pair

Not Used

Not Used

Receive Differential Pair

Not Used

Not Used

USB Ports

The mainboard provides a UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface)

Universal Serial Bus root for attaching USB devices such as keyboard, mouse or other USB-compatible devices. You can plug the USB device directly into the connector. The mainboard supports USB1.1 & 2.0 devices.

1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8

USB Ports

PIN

7

8

5

6

1

2

3

4

USB Port Description

SIGNAL

VCC

-Data 0

+Data0

GND

VCC

-Data 1

+Data 1

GND

DESCRIPTION

+5V

Negative Data Channel 0

Positive Data Channel 0

Ground

+5V

Negative Data Channel 1

Positive Data Channel 1

Ground

2-9

Parallel Port

The mainboard provides a 25-pin female centronic connector as LPT. A parallel port is a standard printer port that supports Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) and Extended Capabilities Parallel Port (ECP) mode.

13 1

PIN

12

13

14

15

8

9

10

11

6

7

4

5

1

2

3

20

21

22

23

16

17

18

19

24

25

25 14

Pin Definition

SIGNAL

INIT#

SLIN#

GND

GND

GND

GND

GND

GND

GND

GND

STROBE

DATA0

DATA1

DATA2

DATA3

DATA4

DATA5

DATA6

DATA7

ACK#

BUSY

PE

SELECT

AUTO FEED#

ERR#

DESCRIPTION

Strobe

Data0

Data1

Data2

Data3

Data4

Data5

Data6

Data7

Acknowledge

Busy

Paper End

Select

Automatic Feed

Error

Initialize Printer

Select In

Ground

Ground

Ground

Ground

Ground

Ground

Ground

Ground

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Chapter 2 - Mainboard Hardware

Serial Port

The mainboard offers one 9-pin male DIN connectors as serial port. The port is 16550A high speed communication port that send/receive 16 bytes FIFOs.

You can attach a serial mouse or other serial devices directly to the connector.

Serial Port Pin Definition

1 2 3 4 5

PIN SIGNAL

6 7 8 9

9-Pin Male DIN Connector

1 DCD

2 SIN

3 SOUT

4 DTR

5 GND

6 DSR

7 RTS

8 CTS

9 RI

DESCRIPTION

Data Carry Detect

Serial In or Receive Data

Serial Out or Transmit Data

Data Terminal Ready

Ground

Data Set Ready

Request To Send

Clear To Send

Ring Indicate

2-11

2.7 Connectors

The mainboard has a 32-bit Enhanced PCI IDE and Ultra DMA 33/66/100 controller that provides PIO mode 0~4, Bus Master, and Ultra DMA 33/66/100 function. The connector on the mainboard allows you to connect to the IDE devices: HDD & CD-ROM.

IDE1/IDE2

Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1

The mainboard provides a standard floppy disk drive connector that supports 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M floppy disk types.

FDD1

2-12

Chapter 2 - Mainboard Hardware

Serial ATA Connectors: SATA1, SATA2

The southbridge of this mainboard is VIA8237 which supports two serial connectors SATA1& SATA2.

SATA1 & SATA2 are dual high-speed Serial ATA interface ports. Each supports 1 st generation serial ATA data rates of 150 MB/s. Both connectors are fully compliant with Serial ATA 1.0 specifications. The Serial ATA connector allows you to connect the hard disk device of Serial ATA interface.

1

7

SATA1/SATA2

SATA1 & SATA2 Pin Definition

PIN SIGNAL

1

3

5

7

GND

TXN

RXN

GND

PIN SIGNAL

2

4

6

TXP

GND

RXP

Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1

The JAUD1 front panel audio connector allows you to connect to the front panel audio and is compliant with Intel

®

Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design

Guide.

JAUD1

2

1

10

9

Pin Definition

PIN

7

8

5

6

3

4

1

2

9

10

SIGNAL

AUD_MIC

AUD_GND

AUD_MIC_BIAS

AUD_VCC

AUD_FPOUT_R

AUD_RET_R

HP_ON

KEY

AUD_FPOUT_L

AUD_RET_L

DESCRIPTION

Front panel microphone input signal

Ground used by analog audio circuits

Microphone power

Filtered +5V used by analog audio circuits

Right channel audio signal to front panel

Right channel audio signal return from front panel

Reserved for future use to control headphone amplifier

No pin

Left channel audio signal to front panel

Left channel audio signal return from front panel

MSI Reminds You...

If you don ’ t want to connect to the front audio header, pins 5 & 6, 9 &

10 have to be jumpered in order to have signal output

6

10 directed to the rear audio ports. Otherwise, the Line-

Out connector on the back panel will not function.

5

9

2-13

Front Panel Connectors: JFP1 & JFP2

The mainboard provides two front panel connectors for you to connect to the front panel switches and LEDs. JFP1 & JFP2 are compliant with Intel

®

Front

Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.

This barebone uses JFP1 only.

HDD

LED

Reset

Switch

1 2

9 10

Power

LED

Power

Switch

7

8

Power

LED

1

2

JFP1

Speaker

JFP2

PIN

6

7

4

5

8

9

1

2

3

JFP1 Pin Definition

SIGNAL

HD_LED_P

FP PWR/SLP

HD_LED_N

FP PWR/SLP

RST_SW_N

PWR_SW_P

RST_SW_P

PWR_SW_N

RSVD_DNU

DESCRIPTION

Hard disk LED pull-up

MSG LED pull-up

Hard disk active LED

MSG LED pull-up

Reset Switch low reference pull-down to GND

Power Switch high reference pull-up

Reset Switch high reference pull-up

Power Switch low reference pull-down to GND

Reserved. Do not use.

JFP2 Pin Definition

PIN SIGNAL

1

3

5

7

GND

SLED

PLED

NC

PIN SIGNAL

2

4

6

8

SPK-

BUZ+

BUZ-

SPK+

CD-in Connector: J1

The connector is for CD-ROM audio connector.

J1

R GND L

2-14

Chapter 2 - Mainboard Hardware

Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN1/SFAN1

The CPUFAN1(processor fan) and SFAN1 (system fan) support system cooling fan with +12V. It supports three-pin head connector. W hen connecting the wire to the connectors, always take note that the red wire is the positive and should be connected to the +12V, the black wire is Ground and should be connected to GND. If the mainboard has a System Hardware Monitor chipset onboard, you must use a specially designed fan with speed sensor to take advantage of the CPU fan control.

GND

+12V

Sensor

CPUFAN1

Sensor

+4.5V ~ +12V

GND

SFAN1

Serial Port Connector: JCOM1 (Optional)

The mainboard offers one serial port. It is 16550A high speed communication ports that senda/receivea/ 16 bytes FIFOs. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial device directly to it.

1 2

9

JCOM1

PIN

7

8

5

6

9

3

4

1

2

SIGNAL

DCD

SIN

SOUT

DTR

GND

DSR

RTS

CTS

RI

Pin Definition

DESCRIPTION

Data Carry Detect

Serial In or Receive Data

Serial Out or Transmit Data

Data Terminal Ready)

Ground

Data Set Ready

Request To Send

Clear To Send

Ring Indicate

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Front USB Connectors: JUSB1/JUSB2

The mainboard provides two standard USB 2.0 pin headers JUSB1/JUSB2.

USB 2.0 technology increases data transfer rate up to a maximum throughput of

480Mbps, which is 40 times faster than USB 1.1.

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10

1

2

JUSB1/JUSB2

J3 Pin Definition

7

9

3

5

PIN SIGNAL

1 VCC

USB0-

USB0+

GND

Key (no pin)

4

6

PIN SIGNAL

2 VCC

USB1-

USB1+

8

10

GND

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Note that the pins of VCC and GND must be connected correctly or it may cause some damage.

Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: JCASE1

This connector is connected to a 2-pin chassis switch. If the chassis is opened, the switch will be short. The system will record this status and show a warning message on the screen. To clear the warning, you must enter the BIOS utility and clear the record.

GND 2

1

CINTRU

JCASE1

SPDIF-Out Connector: JSP1 (Optional)

This connector is used to connect SPDIF (Sony & Philips Digital Interconnect Format) interface for digital audio transmission.

VCC

JSP1

SPDIF

GND

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2.8 Jumper

The motherboard provides one jumper for you to set the computer ’ s function. This section will explain how to change your motherboard ’ s function through the use of the jumper.

Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1

There is a CMOS RAM on board that has a power supply from external battery to keep the system configuration data. W ith the CMOS RAM, the system can automatically boot OS every time it is turned on. That battery has long life time for at least 5 years. If you want to clear the system configuration, use the

JBAT1 (Clear CMOS Jumper ) to clear data. Follow the instructions below to clear the data:

1

3

JBAT1

Jum per

1

3

Keep Data

1

3

Jum per

Clear Data

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You can clear CMOS by shorting 2-3 pin while the system is off.

Then return to 1-2 pin position. Avoid clearing the CMOS while the system is on; it will damage the mainboard.

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2.9 Slot

AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) Slot

The AGP slot allows you to insert the AGP graphics card. AGP is an interface specification designed for the throughput demands of 3D graphics. It introduces a 66MHz, 32-bit channel for the graphics controller to directly access main memory.

AGP Slot

PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slots

The PCI slots allow you to insert the expansion cards to meet your needs.

W hen adding or removing expansion cards, make sure that you unplug the power supply first. Meanwhile, read the documentation for the expansion card to make any necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion card, such as jumpers, switches or BIOS configuration.

PCI Slots

PCI Interrupt Request Routing

The IRQ, abbreviation of interrupt request line and pronounced I-R-Q, are hardware lines over whic h devic es c an s end interrupt s ignals to the microprocessor. The PCI IRQ pins are typically connected to the PCI bus INT A#

~ INT D# pins as follow:

PCI Slot 1

PCI Slot 2

PCI Slot 3

Order 1

INT A#

INT B#

INT C#

Order 2

INT B#

INT C#

INT D#

Order 3

INT C#

INT D#

INT A#

Order 4

INT D#

INT A#

INT B#

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3

System Assembly

This chapter provides you with the installation procedures of this barebone. It is useful for you to read the information of mainboard setup before assembling the whole system.

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3.1 Overview

The built-in mainboard is designed for Midas barebone only. Except the mainboard, the built-in components of the barebone include power supply. In this chapter we ’ ll show you how to install CPU, FDD, HDD, CD-ROM and CPU

Cooler.

Installation Tools

Screw Driver Gloves

Screws

Two types of screws are used in assembling the barebone: roundheaded screw, hexagonal screw with washer.

Round-headed screw : This type of screw is used to attach the HDD to the HDD tray.

Round-headed screw with washer : The screw is used to fasten the FDD, optical drive to the drives cage and the front cage.

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Checking the Items

Before assembling your system, please check the items listed below for basic system operation.

CPU (Optional) CPU Cooler

IDE or SATA HDD (Optional) Optical Drive (Optional)

Rubber Foot DDR SDRAM (Optional)

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3.2 Installation Procedures

1. Removing Cover, Drive Cage

Push the lock brackets inwards to unlock the chassis cover.

Remove the chassis cover.

Use a screw driver to unscrew the drive cage.

Pull the drive cage to release it from the chassis.

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2. Installing Memory Modules

Locate the DIMM slots and press down the plastic clips towards both sides.

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Insert the DIMM vertically into the slot until the golden finger on the memory module is deeply inserted in the socket.

Note: The DIMM has only one notch on the center of module. It will only fit in the right direction.

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3. Installing CPU

Locate the CPU socket. Pull the lever away from the socket and raise it up to 90-degree angle.

Put the CPU onto the socket.

Note: Make sure the pins are completely embedded into the socket. The

CPU can only fit in the correct direction.

Close the lever to complete the installaton.

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4. Installing CPU Cooler

Place the CPU cooler onto the CPU socket. Be sure to align the notch to the

CPU socket.

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Lift up the both levers on the fan and push to the other side.

Connect the power cord of the CPU cooler.

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5. Installing HDD

Press the HDD lever to the left to release the HDD cage.

Pull the HDD tray forwards to remove it from the drive cage.

Put the HDD in the HDD tray and use 4 screws to fix it on both sides.

Put the HDD tray back to secure it on the drive cage.

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6. Installing FDD and Optical Drive

Press the FDD tray lever to release the

FDD lock and push the FDD inwards to fix it.

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Use 2 screws to secure the FDD in the

FDD tray.

Insert the optical drive into the drive cage.

Use 2 screws to secure the optical drive in the tray.

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Connect the cables and the power cords to the HDD and the optical drive.

Note: If you are using a Serial ATA

HDD, please connect it to the SATA cable.

Connect the cable and the power cord to the FDD.

Slide the drive cage back into the chassis. Be careful to align the tenon and the notch.

Use 3 screws to secure the drive cage.

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7. Restoring Chassis Cover

Restore the chassis cover.

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Push the lock brackets outwards to lock the chassis cover.

Attach the rubber foots to the under side (horizontal type).

Horizontal type

Put the PC on four foots or lay on the rubber foots.

Tower type

Horizontal type

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8. Adjust the ODD Button Key

If you found the Optical Drive

’ s eject button doesn

’ t work after completing the assembly of the system, you can adjust the ODD button key inside the front panel. The installation procedures are as follows:

Remove the front panel and find the ODD button key inside.

Lift up the key with a tack screwdriver.

Depends on your optical drive, you can

1. change the position to the middle, or

2. Change the position to the right.

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4

BIOS Setup

This chapter provides information on the BIOS

Setup program and allows you to configure the system for optimum use. You may need to run the Setup program when:

²

An error message appears on the screen during the system boot up, and requests you to run SETUP.

²

You want to change the default settings for customized features.

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Entering Setup

Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self Test) process.

W hen the message below appears on the screen, press <DEL> key to enter Setup.

Press DEL to enter SETUP

If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter Setup, restart the system by turning it OFF and On or pressing the RESET button. You may also restart the system by simultaneously pressing <Ctrl>, <Alt>, and <Delete> keys.

Control Keys

<

>

<

>

Move to the previous item

Move to the next item

<

> Move to the item in the left hand

<

> Move to the item in the right hand

<Enter> Select the item

< Esc > Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a submenu

< +/PU >

< -/PD >

Increase the numeric value or make changes

Decrease the numeric value or make changes

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

Setup Menu

< F5 > Load Previous Values

< F6 > Load Fail-Safe Defaults

< F7 > Load Optimized Defaults

< F10 > Save to CMOS and Exit

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Getting Help

After entering the Setup menu, the first menu you will see is the Main Menu.

M ain M enu

The main menu lists the setup functions you can make changes to. You can use the control keys (

↑↓ ) to select the item. The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Sub-M enu

If you find a right pointer symbol (as shown in the right view) appears to the left of certain field that means a sub-menu containing additional options can be launched from this field. You can use control keys (

↑↓ )

to highlight the field and press <Enter> to call up the sub-menu. Then you can use the control keys to enter values and move from field to field within a sub-menu. If you want to return to the main menu, just press <Esc >.

General Help <F1>

The BIOS setup program provides a General Help screen. You can call up this screen from any menu by simply pressing <F1>. The Help screen lists the appropriate keys to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item. Press <Esc> to exit the Help screen.

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The items under each BIOS category described in this chapter are under continuous update for better system performance. Therefore, the description may be slightly different from the latest BIOS and should be held for reference only.

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The Main Menu

Once you enter Award

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

Standard CMOS Features

Use this menu for basic system configurations, such as time, date etc.

Advanced BIOS Features

Use this menu to setup the items of Award

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special enhanced features.

Advanced Chipset Features

Use this menu to change the values in the chipset registers and optimize your system ’ s performance.

Integrated Peripherals

Use this menu to specify your settings for integrated peripherals.

Power M anagement Setup

Use this menu to specify your settings for power management.

PNP/PCI Configurations

This entry appears if your system supports PnP/PCI.

H/W Monitor

This entry shows the status of your CPU, fan, warning for overall system status.

Cell M enu

Use this menu to specify your settings for frequency/voltage control.

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Load Optimized Defaults

Use this menu to load factory default settings into the BIOS for stable system performance operations.

BIOS Setting Password

Use this menu to set Password.

Save & Exit Setup

Save changes to CMOS and exit setup.

Exit Without Saving

Abandon all changes and exit setup.

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Standard CMOS Features

The items in Standard CMOS Features Menu are divided into 11 categories. Each category includes no, one or more than one setup items. Use the arrow keys to highlight the item and then use the <PgUp> or <PgDn> keys to select the value you want in each item.

Date

The date format is <day> <month> <date> <year>.

day mon th date year

Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, determined by BIOS. Read-only.

The month from Jan. through Dec.

The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric function keys.

The year can be adjusted by users.

T im e

The time format is <hour> <minute> <second>.

IDE Primary/Secondary/Third/Fourth Master/Slave

Press <+> or <-> to select the hard disk drive type. The specification of hard disk drive will show up on the right hand according to your selection. Press <Enter> for the submenu of each item:

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If you select [Manual], related information is asked to be entered to the following items.

Enter the information directly from the keyboard. This information should be provided in the documentation from your hard disk vendor or the system manufacturer.

Access M ode The settings are CHS, LBA, Large, Auto.

Capacity

Cylinder

Head

The formatted size of the storage device.

Number of cylinders.

Number of heads.

Pr ecomp

Landing Zone

Sector

W rite precompensation.

Cylinder location of the landing zone.

Number of sectors.

Floppy Drive A

This item allows you to set the type of floppy drives installed. Setting options: [None],

[360K , 5.25 in.], [1.2M

, 5.25 in.], [720K, 3.5 in.], [1.44M, 3.5 in.] , [2.88M, 3.5 in.]

Halt On

The setting determines whether the system will stop if an error is detected at boot.

Setting options are:

All Errors

No Errors

All, But Keyboard

All, But Diskette

All, But Disk/Key

The system stops when any error is detected.

The system doesn

The system doesn ’ t stop for a keyboard error.

The system doesn ’ t stop for a disk error.

The system doesn

’ t stop for either a disk or a keyboard error.

’ t stop for any detected error.

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Advanced BIOS Features

Quick Booting

Setting the item to [Enabled] allows the system to boot within 5 seconds since it will skip some check items. Available options: [Enabled], [Disabled].

Boot Sequence

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears:

1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device

These items allow you to set the sequence of boot devices where BIOS attempts to load the operating system.

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Available settings for “ 1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device ” vary depending on the bootable devices you have installed. For example, if you did not install a floppy drive, the setting “ Floppy ” will not show up.

Boot From Other Device

Setting the option to Enabled allows the system to try to boot from other device if the system fails to boot from the 1st/2nd/3rd boot device.

Hard Disk Boot Priority

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears:

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Pri.Master/Slave, Sec,Master/Slave, USBHDD0/1/2, Bootable Add-in

Cards

You can see a list of the current status of Pri.Master/Slave, Sec,Master/Slave,

USBHDD0/1/2, Bootable Add-in Cards.

IOAPIC Function

This field is used to enable or disable the APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt

Controller). Due to compliance with PC2001 design guide, the system is able to run in

APIC mode. Enabling APIC mode will expand available IRQ resources for the system.

Settings: [Enabled], [Disabled].

MPS Table Version

This field allows you to select which MPS (Multi-Processor Specification) version to be used for the operating system. You need to select the MPS version supported by your operating system. To find out which version to use, consult the vendor of your operating system. Settings: [1.4], [1.1].

Boot to OS/2

This allows you to run the OS/2

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operating system with DRAM greater than 64MB.

Setting options: [Yes], [No].

Full Screen LOGO Display

This item enables you to show the company logo on the bootup screen. Settings are:

[Enabled] Shows a still image (logo) on the full screen at boot.[Disabled] shows the

POST messages at boot.

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Advanced Chipset Features

AGP & P2P Bridge Control

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears:

AGP Aperture Size

This setting controls just how much system RAM can be allocated to AGP for video purposes. The aperture is a portion of the PCI memory address range dedicated to graphics memory address space. Host cycles that hit the aperture range are forwarded to the AGP without any translation. Setting options: [32M], [64M], [128M],

[256M], [512M] and [1G].

AGP 3.0 Mode

The item sets an appropriate mode for the installed AGP 3.0 card. Setting options:

[4X], [8X].

AGP Driving Control

This field is used to adjust the AGP driving force. Selecting [Manual] allows you to select an AGP driving force in AGP Driving Value . It is strongly suggested to select [Auto] to avoid causing any system error. Setting options: [Manual], [Auto].

AGP Driving Value

This item specifies an AGP driving force.

AGP Fast Write

The item enables or disables the AGP Fast Write feature. The Fast Write technology

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Chapter 4 - BIOS Setup allows CPU to write directly into the graphics controller without passing anything through system memory and improves 8x speed accordingly. Select [Auto] only when your AGP card supports the feature. Options: [Disabled], [Auto].

AGP Master 1 W/S Read

W hen [Enabled] is selected, one wait state is inserted in the AGP read cycle.

Setting options: [Enabled], [Disabled].

AGP Master 1 W/S Write

W hen [Enabled] is selected, writeing to the AGP bus are executed with one wait state inserted. Setting options: [Enabled], [Disabled].

AGP 3.0 Calibration cycle

This setting disables/enables the AGP auto calibration. Setting options: [Disabled],

[Enabled].

VGA Share Memory Size

The system shares memory to the onboard VGA card. This setting controls the exact memory size shared to the VGA card. Setting options:[16M], [32M], [64M].

DRAM Configuration

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears:

Timing M ode

This field allows you to select the DRAM timing setting. Setting to [Auto] enables

Max Memclock (Mhz) automatically to be determined. Selecting [Manual] allows users to configure these fields manually. Setting options: [Auto] , [Manual].

Memclock index value (Mhz)

User can place an artificial memory clock limit on the system. Please note that memory is prevented from running faster than this frequency. Setting options:

[100], [133], [166], [200].

CAS# Latency (Tcl)

This controls the CAS latency, which determines the timing delay (in clock cycles) before SDRAM starts a read command after receiving it. Settings: [2], [2.5], [3]. [2] increases the system performance the most while [3] provides the most stable performance.

Min RAS# Active Time (Tras)

This setting determines the time RAS takes to read from and write to a memory cell.

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Setting options: [Auto], [5T] to [15T].

RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd)

W hen DRAM is refreshed, both rows and columns are addressed separately. This setup item allows you to determine the timing of the transition from RAS (row address strobe) to CAS (column address strobe). The less the clock cycles, the faster the DRAM performance. Setting options: [Auto], [2T] to [7T].

Row Precharge Time (Trp)

This item controls the number of cycles for Row Address Strobe (RAS) to be allowed to precharge. If insufficient time is allowed for the RAS to accumulate its charge before DRAM refresh, refreshing may be incomplete and DRAM may fail to retain data. This item applies only when synchronous DRAM is installed in the system. Available settings: [Auto], [2T] to [7T].

Row to Row delay (Trrd)

W hen the Timing Mode is set to [Manual], the field is adjustable. Specifies the active-to-active delay of different banks. Available settings: [Auto], [2T], [3T],

[4T].

1T/2T Memory Timing

This setting controls the SDRAM command rate. Selecting [1T] allows SDRAM signal controller to run at 1T (T=clock cycles) rate. Selecting [2T] makes SDRAM signal controller run at 2T rate. 1T is faster than 2T. Setting options: [1T], [2T].

LDT & PCI Bus Control

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears:

Upstream / Downstream LDT Bus Width

These two item control the utilized widths of the HyperTransport link. Setting options: [8 bit], [16 bit].

LDT Bus Frequency

This item specifies the maximum operating frequency of the link's transmitter clock. Setting options: [Auto], [800 MHz], [600 MHz], [400 MHz], [200 MHz].

PCI1/PCI2 M aster 0 WS Write

W hen [Enabled], writes to the PCI bus are executed with zero wait states. Setting options: [Enabled], [Disabled].

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PCI1/PCI2 Post Write

You can enable or disable the ability of the chipset to use a buffer for posted writes initiated on the PCI bus. Setting options: [Disabled], [Enabled].

PCI Delay Transaction

The chipset has an embedded 32-bit posted write buffer to support delay transactions cycles. Select [Enabled] to support compliance with PCI specification version 2.1. Setting options: [Disabled], [Enabled].

VLink Data Rate

Use this item to select the VLink Data Rate. Setting options: [8X], [4X] .

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Integrated Peripherals

AC97 Controller

[Enabled] allows the mainboard to detect whether an audio device is used. If an audio device is detected, the onboard AC97 (Audio Codec ’ 97) controller will be enabled; if not, it is disabled. Disable the controller if you want to use other controller cards to connect an audio device. Settings: [Enabled], [Disabled].

Onboard LAN Controller

This setting controls the onboard LAN controller. Setting options: [Enabled], [Disabled].

Onboard LAN Option ROM

This setting enables/disables the initialization of the onboard LAN Boot ROM during bootup. Selecting [Disabled] will speed up the boot process. Setting options: [Enabled],

[Disabled].

USB Controller

This setting disables/enables the onchip USB controller. Setting options: [All Enabled],

[All Disabled].

USB Device Legacy Support

Set to [Enabled] if you need to use any USB 1.1/2.0 device in the operating system that does not support or have any USB 1.1/2.0 driver installed, such as DOS and SCO

Unix. Set to [Disabled] only if you want to use any USB device other than the USB mouse. Setting options: [Disabled], [Enabled].

IDE Devices Configuration

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears:

OnChip SATA

This item is available for you to enable/disable the onboard S-ATA. Setting options:

[Enabled], [Disabled].

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IDE DMA transfer access

Setting to [Enabled] will open DMA bus master and execute DMA action in DOS, which will make the data transferring faster. Settings: [Enabled], [Disabled].

OnChip IDE Channel 0/1

The integrated peripheral controller contains an IDE interface with support for two

IDE channels. Choose [Enabled] to activate each channel separately. Settings:

[Enabled], [Disabled].

IO Devices Configuration

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears:

Onboard FDC Controller

Select [Enabled] if your system has a floppy disk controller (FDD) installed on the system board and you wish to use it. If you install add-on FDC or the system has no floppy drive, select [Disabled] in this field. Settings: [Enabled], [Disabled].

COM Port 1/2

These items specify the base I/O port addresses of the onboard Serial Port 1 (COM

A) / Serial Port 2 (COM B). Selecting [Auto] allows AMIBIOS to automatically determine the correct base I/O port address. Settings: [Disabled], [3F8/IRQ4], [2F8/IRQ3],

[3E8/IRQ4], [2E8/IRQ3] and [Auto].

Parallel Port

This field specifies the base I/O port address of the onboard parallel port. Settings:

[Disabled], [378/IRQ7], [278/IRQ5], [3BC/IRQ7].

Parallel Port Mode

This item selects the operation mode for the onboard parallel port. Settings: [SPP],

[EPP], [ECP], [ECP+EPP] and [Normal].

EPP Mode Select

The onboard parallel port is EPP Spec. compliant, so after the user chooses the onboard parallel port with the EPP function, the following message will be displayed on the screen: “ EPP Mode Select.

” At this time either [EPP 1.7] spec or [EPP

1.9] spec can be chosen.

ECP Mode Use DMA

The ECP mode has to use the DMA channel, so choose the onboard parallel port with the ECP feature. After selecting it, the following message will appear: “ ECP

Mode Use DMA.

” At this time, the user can choose between DMA channel [3] or [1].

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Power Management Setup

ACPI Function

This item is to activate the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management

Interface) Function. If your operating system is ACPI-aware, such as W indows 98SE/

2000/ME, select [Enabled]. Settings: [Enabled] and [Disabled].

ACPI Standby State

This item specifies the power saving modes for ACPI function. If your operating system supports ACPI, such as W indows 98SE, W indows ME and W indows 2000, you can choose to enter the Standby mode in S1 (POS) or S3 (STR) fashion through the setting of this field. Options are:

[S1(POS)] The S1 sleep mode is a low power state. In this state, no system context is lost (CPU or chipset) and hardware maintains all system context.

[S3(STR)] The S3 sleep mode is a lower power state where the information of system configuration and open applications/files is saved to main memory that remains powered while most other hardware components turn off to save energy. The information stored in memory will be used to restore the system when a “ wake up ” event occurs.

[Auto] BIOS determines the best setting automatically.

Re-Call VGA BIOS at S3 Resuming

W hen ACPI Standby State is set to [S3(STR)], users can select the options in this field. Selecting [Yes] allows BIOS to call VGABIOS to initialize the VGA card when system wakes up (resumes) from S3 sleep state. The system resume time is shortened when you disable the function, but system will need an AGP driver to initialize the

VGA card. Therefore, if the AGP driver of the card does not support the initialization feature, the display may work abnormally or not function after resuming from S3.

Options: [Auto], [Yes], [No].

Suspend Time Out (Minute)

If system activity is not detected for the length of time specified in this field, all devices

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[1 Hour].

Power Button Function

This feature allows users to configure the Power Button function. Settings are:

[Power Off] The power button functions as a normal power-on/-off

[Suspend] button.

W hen you press the power button, the computer enters the suspend/sleep mode, but if the button is pressed for more than four seconds, the computer is turned off.

Restor e on AC Power Loss

This setting specifies whether your system will reboot after a power failure or interrupt occurs. Available settings are:

[Off] Leaves the computer in the power off state.

[On]

[Last State]

Leaves the computer in the power on state.

Restores the system to the previous status before power failure or interrupt occurred.

Wake Up Event Setup

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears:

Resume From S3 By USB

The item allows the activity of the USB device to wake up the system from S3

(Suspend to RAM) sleep state. Setting options: [Disabled], [Enabled].

Resume From S3 By PS/2 KB

The item specifies how the system will be awakened from power saving mode when input signal of the PS2 keyboard is detected. Us e the <PageU p> &

<PageDown> keys to select the options. W hen selecting [Password], enter the desired password. Setting options: [Password], [Hot Key].

Resume By PS/2 Keyboard

This setting only works Resume From S3 By PS/2 KB is set to [Hot Key]. This setting specifies how the system will be awakened from power saving mode when input signal of the keyboard is detected. Setting options: [Disable], [Ctrl+F1],

[Ctrl+F2], [Ctrl+F3], [Ctrl+F4], [Ctrl+F5], [Ctrl+F6], [Ctrl+F7], [Ctrl+F8], [Ctrl+F9],

[Ctrl+F10], [Ctrl+F11], [Ctrl+F12], [Power], [Wake], [Any Key].

Resume By PS/2 Mouse

This setting only works Resume From S3 By PS/2 KB is set to [Hot Key]. This

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setting determines whether the system will be awakened from what power saving modes when input signal of the PS/2 mouse is detected. Setting options: [Disabled],

[Enabled].

Resume by PCI Device (PME#)

This controls how and whether the system can be powered on by the devices installed on PCI slots. Setting options: [Disabled], [Enabled].

Resume By RTC Alarm

This is used to enable or disable the feature of booting up the system on a scheduled time/date from the S3, S4, and S5 state. Setting options: [Disabled], [Enabled].

Date (of Month)

When Resume By Alarm is set to Enabled, the field specifies the date for Resume

By Alarm . Setting options: [0] ~ [31].

When Resume By Alarm is set to Enabled, the field specifies the time for Resume

By RTC Alarm . Format is <hour><minute><second>.

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PNP/PCI Configurations

This section describes configuring the PCI bus system and PnP (Plug & Play) feature.

PCI, or Peripheral Component Interconnect, is a system which allows I/O devices to operate at speeds nearing the speed the CPU itself uses when communicating with its special components. This section covers some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that only experienced users should make any changes to the default settings.

Primary Graphic ’ s Adapter

This item specifies which VGA card is your primary graphics adapter. Settings: [PCI

Slot], [AGP].

IRQ Resources Arrange

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears:

IRQ 3/4/5/7/9/10/11/12/14/15

These items specify the bus where the specified IRQ line is used.

The settings determine if BIOS should remove an IRQ from the pool of available

IRQs passed to devices that are configurable by the system BIOS. The available

IRQ pool is determined by reading the ESCD NVRAM. If more IRQs must be removed from the IRQ pool, the end user can use these settings to reserve the IRQ by assigning an [Reserved] setting to it.

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H/W Monitor

This section shows the status of your CPU, fan, overall system status, etc. Monitor function is available only if there is hardware monitoring mechanism onboard.

Chassis Intrusion

The field enables or disables the feature of recording the chassis intrusion status and issuing a warning message if the chassis is once opened. This item is available only when your mainboard has JCI1 jumper. To clear the warning message, set the field to

[Reset]. The setting of the field will automatically return to [Enabled] later. Settings:

[Disabled], [Enabled], [Reset].

PC Health Status

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears:

System/CPU Temperature, SYSTEM/CPU FAN Speed, Vcore, +12V, +3.3V,

VCC, 5VSB

These items display the current status of all of the monitored hardware devices/ components such as CPU voltages, temperatures and all fans ’ speeds.

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Chapter 4 - BIOS Setup

Cell Menu

Use this menu to specify your settings for frequency/voltage control.

Current CPU Clock

The item shows the current status of CPU Frequency.

Cool

’ n

Quiet control

This feature is especially desiged for AMD Athlon processor, which provides a CPU temperature detecting function to prevent your CPU ’ s from overheading due to the heavy working loading. Setting options: [Disabled], [Auto].

MSI Reminds You...

For the purpose of ensuring the stability of Cool'n'Quiet function, it is always recommended to have the memories plugged in DIMM1.

M emory Voltage

Adjusting the DDR voltage can increase the DDR speed. Any changes made to this setting may cause a stability issue, so changing the DDR voltage for long-term purpose is NOT recommended . Setting options: [2.5] to [2.85].

AGP Voltage

AGP voltage is adjustable in the field, allowing you to increase the performance of your

AGP display card when overclocking, but the stability may be affected.

With AGP card installed

Without AGP card installed

Default value= [1.50 V]

Default value= [1.70 V]

Auto Detect PCI Clk

This item is used to auto detect the PCI slots. W hen set to [Enabled], the system will remove (turn off) clocks from empty PCI slots to minimize the electromagnetic interference (EMI). Setting options: [Enabled], [Disabled].

Spread Spectrum

W hen the motherboard ’ s clock generator pulses, the extreme values (spikes) of the pulses creates EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). The Spread Spectrum function reduces the EMI generated by modulating the pulses so that the spikes of the pulses are reduced to flatter curves. If you do not have any EMI problem, leave the setting at

[Disabled] for optimal system stability and performance. But if you are plagued by EMI, set to [Enabled] for EMI reduction. Remember to disable Spread Spectrum if you are overclocking because even a slight jitter can introduce a temporary boost in clock speed which may just cause your overclocked processor to lock up. Setting options:

[Enabled], [Disabled].

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Load Optimized Defaults

This option on the main menu allow users to restore all of the BIOS settings to the default Optimized values. The Optimized Defaults are the default values set by the mainboard manufacturer specifically for optimal performance of the mainboard.

W hen you select Load Optimized Defaults, a message as below appears:

Pressing Y loads the default factory settings for optimal system performance.

BIOS Setting Password

W hen you select this function, a message as below will appear on the screen:

Type the password, up to eight characters in length, and press <Enter>. The password typed now will replace any previously set password from CMOS memory. You will be prompted to confirm the password. Retype the password and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection and not enter a password.

To clear a set password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter the password. A message will show up confirming the password will be disabled. Once the password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup without entering any password.

W hen a password has been set, you will be prompted to enter it every time you try to enter Setup. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any part of your system configuration.

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