M7PMX Series Motherboard User`s Manual

M7PMX Series Motherboard User`s Manual
M7PMX Series Motherboard
User’s Manual
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Declaration of conformity
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY COMPANY LTD
66 , CHUNG SHAN RD., TU-CHENG INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT,
TAIPEI HSIEN, TAIWAN, R.O.C.
declares that the product
Motherboard M7PMX-S/M7PMX-K
is in conformity with
(reference to the specification under which conformity is declared in
accordance with 89/336 EEC-EMC Directive)
■ EN 55022:1998/A2:2003 Limits and methods of measurements of radio disturbance characteristics of information technology equipment
■ EN 61000-3-2/:2000 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Part 3: Limits
Section 2: Limits for harmonic current emissions
(equipment input current <= 16A per phase)
■ EN 61000-3-3/A1:2001 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Part 3: Limits
Section 2: Limits of voltage fluctuations and flicker in low voltage supply systems for equipment with rated current <= 16A
■ EN 55024/A2:2003 Information technology equipment-Immunity characteristics limits and methods of measurement
Signature : Printed Name : James Liang Place / Date : TAIPEI/2007
Declaration of conformity
Trade Name:
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Address:
Telephone:
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FOXCONN
M7PMX-S/M7PMX-K
PCE Industry Inc.
458 E. Lambert Rd.
Fullerton, CA 92835
714-738-8868
714-738-8838
Equipment Classification:
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Motherboard
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY
COMPANY LTD
66 , CHUNG SHAN RD., TU-CHENG
INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, TAIPEI HSIEN, TAIWAN, R.O.C.
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 interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Tested to comply with FCC standards.
Signature : Date :
2007
Installation Precautions
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Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the sudden and momentary electric current
that flows between two objects at different electrical potentials. Normally it
comes out as a spark which will quickly damage your electronic equipment.
Please wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist strap when handling
components such as a motherboard, CPU or memory.
Ensure that the DC power supply is turned off before installing or removing
CPU, memory, expansion cards or other peripherals. It is recommended to
unplug the AC power cord from the power supply outlet. Failure to unplug
the power supply cord may result in serious damage to your system.
Please carefully read the following procedures to install your computer :
It is suggested to select high-quality, certified fans in order to avoid damage
to the motherboard and CPU due to high temperature. Never turn on the
computer if the CPU fan is not properly installed.
We cannot guarantee that your system can operate normally when your
CPU/memory is overclocked. Normal operation depends on the overclocking
capacity of your device.
If there is any, when connecting USB, audio, RS232 COM, IrDA or S/PDIF
cables to the internal connectors on the motherboard, make sure their
pinouts are matching with the connectors on the motherboard. Incorrect
connections might damage the motherboard.
When handling the motherboard, avoid touching any metal leads or
connectors.
If there is a PCI Express x16 graphics card installed in your system, we
recommend using a 24-pin ATX power supply to get the best performance.
Before turning on the power, please make sure the power supply AC input
voltage setting has been configured to the local standard.
To prevent damage to the motherboard, do not allow screws to come in contact
with the motherboard circuit or its components. Also, make sure there are no
leftover screws or metal components placed on the motherboard or within the
computer casing.
If you are uncertain about any installation steps or have a problem related to
the use of the product, please consult a certified computer technician.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Product Introduction
Product Specifications................................................................... 2
Layout............................................................................................ 4
Back Panel Connectors................................................................. 5
Chapter 2 Hardware Install
Install the CPU and CPU Cooler................................................... 8
Install the Memory....................................................................... 11
Install an Expansion Card........................................................... 12
Install other Internal Connectors................................................. 13
Jumpers....................................................................................... 17
Chapter 3 BIOS Setup
Enter BIOS Setup........................................................................ 19
Main Menu................................................................................... 19
System Information..................................................................... 21
Fox Central Control Unit.............................................................. 23
Advanced BIOS Features............................................................ 30
Advanced Chipset Features........................................................ 31
Integrated Peripherals................................................................. 32
Power Management Setup.......................................................... 37
PC Health Status......................................................................... 40
Load Optimized Defaults............................................................ 41
Set Supervisor Password............................................................ 41
Set User Password...................................................................... 41
Save & Exit Setup....................................................................... 41
Exit Without Saving..................................................................... 41
Chapter 4 CD Instruction
Utility CD content......................................................................... 43
Install driver and utility................................................................. 43
FOX ONE
Main Page.............................................................................. 46
CPU Control........................................................................... 50
Frequency Control................................................................. 52
Limit Setting........................................................................... 53
Voltage Control...................................................................... 55
Fan Control............................................................................ 56
FOX LiveUpdate
Local Update.......................................................................... 57
Online Update........................................................................ 59
Configure .............................................................................. 62
About & Help.......................................................................... 64
FOX LOGO.................................................................................. 65
FOX DMI..................................................................................... 66
Chapter 5 RAID Configuration
RAID Configuration Introduction.................................................. 69
NVIDIA MediaShield Driver......................................................... 71
Create a RAID Driver Diskette.................................................... 73
RAID Enable in BIOS.................................................................. 75
Select a RAID Array for Use........................................................ 75
Install a New Windows XP.......................................................... 91
Setting Up a Non-Bootable RAID Array....................................... 96
Technical Support :
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Support Website :
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CPU, Memory, VGA Compatibility Supporting Website :
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aspx
Thank you for buying Foxconn M7PMX Series motherboard.
Foxconn products are engineered to maximize computing power,
providing only what you need for break-through performance.
With advanced overclocking capability and a range of connectivity
features for today multi-media computing requirements, M7PMXS/M7PMX-K enables you to unleash more power from your
computer.
This chapter includes the following information:
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Product Specifications
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Layout
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Back Panel Connectors
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1-1 Product Specifications
CPUSupport LGA775 socket Intel® CPU:
CoreTM 2 Quad / CoreTM 2 Extreme / CoreTM 2 Duo /
Pentium® Dual-Core / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 /
Celeron® processors
Future-proof supporting for 45nm processors
Front Side Bus1333/1066/800MHz FSB
ChipsetNVIDIA GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i Chipset
Memory 2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
Support up to 4GB of system memory
Single channel DDR2 1066(oc*)/800/667/533MHz architecture
(oc*: overclocking)
AudioRealtek 6-channel audio chip (M7PMX-K)
Realtek 8-channel audio chip (M7PMX-S)
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support Jack-Sensing function
LAN
Realtek Gigabit LAN chip
Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express x16 slot
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
2 x PCI slots
Onboard Serial ATA4 x SATA connectors
300MB/s data transfer rate
Support hot plug and NCQ (Native Command Queuing )
USBSupport hot plug
Support up to 8 x USB 2.0 ports (4 rear panel ports, 2 onboard USB
connectors supporting 4 extra ports)
Support USB 2.0 protocol up to 480Mb/s
Internal Connectors1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
4 x SATA connectors
2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supporting 4 x USB devices)
1 x CPU fan header (4-pin)
1 x System fan header (4-pin)
1 x Front Panel connector
1 x CD_IN connector
1 x Front audio connector
1 x COM1 connector
1 x Speaker Connector (or Buzzer )
1 x IrDA connector
1 x Chassis intrusion alarm header (INTR)
1 x S/PDIF_OUT connector
(suspend to disk), and S5 (soft - off)
Bundled SoftwareFOX ONE
FOX LiveUpdate
FOX LOGO
FOX DMI
Operating SystemSupport for Microsoft® Windows® Vista/XP
Form FactorMicro ATX Form Factor, 9.6 inches x 8.0 inches (24.4cm x 20.3cm)
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Back Panel1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
Connectors1 x PS/2 Mouse port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ-45 LAN port
1 x VGA port
1 x HDMI port
6-channel audio ports (M7PMX-K)
8-channel audio ports (M7PMX-S)
Hardware MonitorSystem voltage detection
CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/System fan speed detection
CPU/System overheating shutdown
CPU/System fan speed control
PCI Express x1Support 250MB/s (500MB/s concurrent) bandwidth
Low power consumption and power management features
PCI Express x16Support 4GB/s (8GB/s concurrent) bandwidth
Low power consumption and power management features
Green FunctionSupport ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)
Support S0 (normal), S1 (power on suspend), S3 (suspend to RAM), S4
1-2 Layout
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1. 4-pin ATX 12V Power Connector
2. Front USB Connectors
3. Clear CMOS Jumper
4. PCI Express x1 Slot
5. PCI Express x16 Slot
6. PCI Slots
7. Front Audio Connector
8. CD_IN Connector
9. S/PDIF_OUT Connector
10. COM1 Connector
11. Floppy Connector
12. IrDA Connector
13. Front Panel Connector
14. Chassis Intrusion Alarm Header
15. SATA Connectors
16. SYS_FAN Header
17. Speaker Connector (or Buzzer)
18. IDE Connector
19. 24-pin ATX Power Connector
20. DDR2 DIMM Slots
21. CPU_Fan Header
22. Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i
23. LGA 775 CPU Socket
Note: The above motherboard layout is provided for reference only, please refer to the physical
motherboard.
1-3 Back Panel Connectors
Back panel of M7PMX-S :
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PS/2 Mouse Port HDMI Port
LAN Port
3
Line Out
6
Line In
Rear Speaker
Subwoofer
Side Speaker
Microphone
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PS/2 Keyboard Port
4
VGA Port
5
USB 2.0 Ports
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Audio Ports
Back panel of M7PMX-K :
Line In
Line Out
Microphone
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Audio Ports
1. PS/2 Mouse Port
Use the upper port (green) to connect a PS/2 mouse.
2. PS/2 Keyboard Port
Use the lower port (purple) to connect a PS/2 keyboard.
3. HDMI Port
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) provides an all-digital audio/video interface
to transmit the uncompressed audio/video signals and is HDCP compliant. Connect the
HDMI audio/video to this port. The HDMI Technology can support a maximum resolution of
1920x1080p, but the actual resolutions supported depend on the monitor being used.
4. VGA Port
To connect with external display devices, such as monitor or LCD display.
5. USB Port
The USB port supports the USB 2.0/1.1 specification. Use this port for USB devices such as an
USB keyboard/mouse, USB printer, USB flash drive and etc.
6. RJ-45 LAN Port
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The Gigabit Ethernet LAN port provides Internet connection at up to 1Gb/s data rate.
Left: Active
LAN Type
1000M
Right: Link
Active
LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
Off
No Link
Off
No Link
Green
Blinking
Off
10Mb/s Connection
Data Activity
Green
100Mb/s Connection
Orange
1000Mb/s Connection
Link
LED
7. Audio Ports
For the definition of each audio port, please refer to the table below :
Audio ports of M7PMX-S :
Port
2-channel
4-channel
5.1-channel
7.1-channel
Blue
Line In
Line In
Line In
Line In
Green
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Microphone In
Microphone In
Microphone In
Microphone In
Orange
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-
Center/Subwoofer Out
Center/Subwoofer Out
Black
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Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Grey
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Side Speaker Out
Audio ports of M7PMX-K :
Port
2-channel
4-channel
5.1-channel
Blue
Line In
Rear Speaker Out*
Rear Speaker Out*
Green
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Microphone In
Microphone In
Center/Subwoofer Out*
* : Please refer to Chapter 4, and install the Realtek audio driver (in CD) to assign the audio
output ports for different applications of 2/4/5.1 channels. The fundamental audio outputs are
depicted in the table above.
This chapter introduces the hardware installation process,
including the installation of the CPU, memory, power supply,
slots, pin headers and the mounting of jumpers. Caution should
be exercised during the installation of these modules. Please
refer to the motherboard layout prior to any installation and read
the contents in this chapter carefully.
This chapter includes the following information :
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Install the CPU and CPU Cooler
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Install the Memory
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Install an Expansion Card
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Install other internal Connectors
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Jumpers
Please visit this website for more supporting information about CPU, Memory and
VGA for your motherboard :
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/Motherboards/compatibility.aspx
2-1 Install the CPU and CPU Cooler
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Read the following guidelines before you begin to install the CPU :
Make sure that the motherboard supports the CPU.
Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power supply before
installing the CPU to prevent hardware damage.
Locate the Pin-1 of the CPU. The CPU cannot be inserted if oriented incorrectly. (Or
you may locate the notches on both sides of the CPU and alignment keys on the CPU
socket.)
Apply an even and thin layer of thermal grease on the surface of the CPU.
Do not turn on the computer if the CPU cooler is not installed, otherwise overheating
and damage of the CPU may occur.
Set the CPU host frequency in accordance with the CPU specifications. It is not
recommended that the system bus frequency be set beyond hardware specifications
since it does not meet the standard requirements for the peripherals. If you wish to
set the frequency beyond the standard specifications, please do so according to your
hardware specifications including the CPU, graphics card, memory, hard drive, etc.
Hyper-Threading Technology System Requirements:
(Go to Intel's website for more information about the Hyper-Threading Technology)
An Intel® CPU that supports HT Technology
A chipset that supports HT Technology
An operating system that is optimized for HT Technology
A BIOS that supports HT Technology and has it enabled
Install the CPU
Locate the alignment keys on the motherboard CPU socket and the notches on the CPU.
LGA775 CPU Socket
Alignment Keyy
Pin­-1 Corner of the CPU
LGA775 CPU
Socket
Notch
Pin-1 triangle marking
of CPU
Follow the steps to install the CPU onto the CPU socket :
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Before installing the CPU, make sure to turn off the computer and unplug the power
cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the CPU.
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1. Remove protective socket cover.
2. Release the CPU socket lever.
3. Lift the metal cover on the CPU
socket.
4. Check Pin-1 marking (triangle) with
the Pin-1 corner of the CPU socket,
align the CPU notches with the socket
alignment keys and gently put the
CPU onto the socket.
5. When CPU is properly seated,
replace the metal cover and push the
CPU socket lever back to its locked
position.
Install the CPU Cooler
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Follow the steps below to correctly install the CPU cooler on the motherboard. (The following
procedures use Foxconn cooler as the example.)
1. Apply and spread an even thermal
grease on the surface of CPU.
2. Place the four bolts of the CPU
cooler to the holes of the motherboard,
push them straight down from the top,
and the bolts will be fastened on the
motherboard. That's it.
3. Check the solder side of the
motherboard, the push pin should be
fixed as depicted in the picture.
4. Attach the 4-wire CPU cooler
connector to the CPU FAN socket on
the motherboard .
Release bolts of CPU cooler from
motherboard :
1. Turning the push pin (bolt)
along with the direction of arrow
(counterclockwise).
2. Pull the push pin straight up.
3. Turning push pin clockwise to its
default position.
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Use extreme care when removing the CPU cooler because the thermal grease may
adhere to the CPU. Inadequately removing the CPU cooler may damage the CPU.
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2-2 Install the Memory
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of the same capacity, brand, speed, and chips be used.
Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before
installing the memory to prevent hardware damage.
Memory modules have a foolproof design. A memory module can be installed in only
one direction. If you are unable to insert the memory, switch the direction.
Be sure to install DDR2 DIMMs on this motherboard.
128-Pin
Notch
If you take a look at front side of memory module, it has asymmetric pin counts on both sides separated
by a notch in the middle, so it can only fit in one direction. Follow the steps below to correctly install
your memory modules into the sockets.
Step 1:
Spread the clips at both ends of the memory socket.
Place the memory module onto the socket, then
put your fingers on top edge of the module, and
push it down firmly and seat it vertically into the
memory socket.
Step 2:
The clips at both ends of the socket will snap
into place when the memory module is securely
inserted.
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Make sure that the motherboard supports the memory. It is recommended that memory
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Make sure the motherboard supports the expansion card. Carefully read the manual
that came with your expansion card.
Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before
installing an expansion card to prevent hardware damage.
PCI Express x1
PCI Express x16
PCI
Follow the steps below to correctly install your expansion card in the expansion slot.
1. Locate an expansion slot that supports your card. Remove the metal slot cover from the chassis
back panel.
2. Align the card with the slot, and press down on the card until it is fully seated in the slot.
3. Make sure the metal contacts on the card are completely inserted into the slot.
4. Secure the card's metal bracket to the chassis back panel with a screw.
5. After installing all expansion cards, replace the chassis cover.
6. Turn on your computer. If necessary, go to BIOS Setup to make any required BIOS changes for
your expansion card(s).
7. Install the driver provided with the expansion card in your operating system.
Installing and Removing a PCI Express x16 Graphics Card :
• Installing a Graphics Card:
Gently insert the graphics card into the PCI Express x16 slot.
Make sure the graphics card is locked by the latch at the end
of the PCI Express x16 slot.
• Removing the Card:
Push the latch at the end of the PCI Express x16 slot to
release the card and then pull the card straight up from the
slot.
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2-4 Install other Internal Connectors
Power Connectors
This motherboard uses an ATX power supply. In order not to damage any device, make sure all the
devices have been installed properly before applying the power supply.
24-pin ATX power connector : PWR1
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PWR1
Pin #
Definition
Pin #
1
3.3V
13
Definition
3.3V
2
3.3V
14
-12V
3
GND
15
GND
4
+5V
16
PS_ON(Soft On/Off)
5
GND
17
GND
6
+5V
18
GND
7
GND
19
GND
8
Power Good
20
-5V
9
+5V SB(Stand by +5V)
21
+5V
10
+12V
22
+5V
11
+12V
23
+5V
12
3.3V
24
GND
Pin No. 24
We recommend you using a 24-pin power supply.
If you are using a 20-pin power supply, you need
to align the ATX power connector according to
the picture.
20-Pin Power
4-pin ATX 12 V Power Connector : PWR2
The 4-pin ATX 12V power supply connects to PWR2 and provides power to the CPU.
3
1
GND
+12V
4
2
PWR2
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Pin #
Definition
1
GND
2
GND
3
+12V
4
+12V
2
PWR1 is the ATX power supply connector. Make sure that the power supply cable and pins are
properly aligned with the connector on the motherboard. Firmly plug the power supply cable into the
connector and make sure it is secure.
Front Panel Connector : FP1
2
This motherboard includes one connector for connecting
the front panel switch and LED Indicators.
Hard Disk LED Connector (HDD-LED)
Connect to the chassis front panel IDE indicator LED. It
indicates the active status of the hard disks. This 2-pin
connector is directional with +/- sign.
HDD-LED
+
1
2
-
RESET-SW
+
PWR-LED
PWR-SW
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Reset Switch (RESET-SW)
Attach the connector to the Reset switch on the front
panel of the case; the system will restart when the
switch is pressed.
FP1
Power LED Connector (PWR-LED)
Connect to the power LED indicator on the front panel
of the chassis. The Power LED indicates the system’s
status. When the system is in operation (S0 status),
the LED is on. When the system gets into sleep mode
(S1) , the LED is blinking; When the system is in S3/S4
sleep state or power off mode (S5), the LED is off. This
2-pin connector is directional with +/- sign.
Power Switch Connector (PWR-SW)
Connect to the power button on the front panel of
the chassis. Push this switch allows the system to be
turned on and off rather than using the power supply
button.
Serial ATA Connectors : SATA_1/2/3/4
GND
TX+
TXGND
RXRX+
GND
1
The Serial ATA connector is used to connect with relevant
Hard Disk or CD devices which support this feature. The
current Serial ATA II interface allows up to 300MB/s data
transfer rate.
SATA_1/2/3/4
Fan Connectors : CPU_FAN, SYS_FAN
1
GND
There are two fan connectors on this motherboard. The fan
POWER
SENSE
speed can be detected and viewed in “PC Health Status”
CONTROL
section of the BIOS Setup. These fans will be automatically
turned off after the system enters S3, S4 and S5 mode.
SYS_FAN/CPU_FAN
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Audio Connector : F_AUDIO
The audio connector supports HD Audio standard. It
provides the Front Audio output choice.
Audio Connector : CD_IN
PORT1_L
PORT1_R
PORT2_R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2_L
1 2
AUD_GND
PRESENCEJ
SENSE1_RETURN
EMPTY
SENSE2_RETURN
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F_AUDIO
2
CD_IN is a Sony standard audio connector, it can be
connected to CD/DVD-ROM drive through a CD/DVD audio
cable.
CD_L GND CD_R
1
CD_IN
1
INTRUDERJ
GND
INTR
Chassis Intrusion Alarm Connector : INTR
The connector can be connected to a security switch on the
chassis. The system can detect the chassis intrusion through the
function of this connector. If eventually the chassis is closed, the
system will send a message out.
Floppy Disk Drive Connector : FLOPPY
This motherboard includes a standard floppy disk drive (FDD)
connector, supporting 360KB, 720KB, 1.2MB,1.44MB and
2.88MB FDDs.
IDE Connector : PIDE
With the provided Ultra DMA IDE ribbon cable, you can connect
to any type of hard disk and CD/DVD ROM/RW drive.
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USB Connectors : F_USB1/2
In addition to the four USB ports on the rear panel, this
product also provides two 10-pin USB connectors on its
motherboard. By connecting through USB cables with them,
user can quickly build another four USB ports on the front
panel.
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VCC
DD+
GND
EMPTY
2
VCC
DD+
GND
NC
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F_USB 1/2
Speaker Connector : SPEAKER
The speaker connector is used to connect speaker of the chassis.
SPKJ
EMPTY
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SPKJ
1
SPEAKER
S/PDIF_OUT Connector : SPDIF_OUT
2
The connector is used for S/PDIF output.
1
+5V
EMPTY
SPDIF_OUT
GND
SPDIF_OUT
+5V
EMPTY
IRRX
GND
IRTX
1
IR
IrDA Connector : IR
This connector supports wireless transmitting and receiving
device.
COM Connector : COM1
1 2
This motherboard supports one additional serial RS232 COM
ports for legacy compatibility. User must purchase another
RS232 cable with a 9-pin D-sub connector at one end to connect
with external RS232 device and another end with 10-pin female
connector to connect with COM1 header in the motherboard.
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RLSD
SOUT
GND
RTS
RI
SIN
DTR
DSR
CTS
EMPTY
9 10
COM1
2-5 Jumpers
For some features needed, users can change the jumper settings on this motherboard to modify them.
This section explains how to use the various functions of this motherboard by changing the jumper
settings. Users should read the following content carefully prior to modifying any jumper setting.
1. For any jumper on this motherboard, pin 1 can be identified by the bold silkscreen next to it.
However, in this manual, pin 1 is simply labeled as “1”.
2. The following table explains different types of the jumper settings. "Closed" means placing a jumper
cap on the two pins to temporarily short them. The shorting can also be done by touching two
pins by a screwdriver for a few seconds, but using jumper cap is recommended. It can prevent
hazardous ESD (Electrical Static Discharge) problem.
Jumper
Diagram
Definition
Description
1
1-2
Set Pin 1 and Pin 2 closed
1
2-3
Set Pin 2 and Pin 3 closed
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Clear CMOS Jumper: CLR_CMOS
The motherboard uses CMOS RAM to store the basic hardware information (such as BIOS data,
date, time information, hardware password...etc.). Clear CMOS data is the fast way to go back to
factory default when the BIOS settings were mistakenly modified.
The steps to clear CMOS data are :
1. Turn off the computer, unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
2. Remove jumper cap from pins 2-3, put it onto pins 1-2 to short them. This will clear CMOS
data.
3. Return the setting to its original with pins 2-3 closed.
4. Plug in the power cord to your computer and turn it on.
5. Go to BIOS Setup to configure new system as described in next chapter.
Clear
1
2
3
Normal
(Default)
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2
3
CLR_CMOS
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■ Disconnect the power cable before adjusting the jumper settings.
■ Do not clear the CMOS while the system is turned on.
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Description of Jumpers
This chapter tells how to change system settings through
the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS
parameters are also provided.
You have to run the Setup Program when the following cases
occur :
1. An error message appears on the screen during the system
Power-On Self-Test (POST) process.
2. You want to change the default CMOS settings.
This chapter includes the following information :
■
Enter BIOS Setup
■
Main Menu
■
System Information
■
Fox Central Control Unit
■
Advanced BIOS Features
■
Advanced Chipset Features
■
Integrated Peripherals
■
Power Management Setup
■
PC Health Status
■
Load Optimized Defaults
■
Set Supervisor Password
■
Set User Password
■
Save & Exit Setup
■
Exit Without Saving
Since BIOS could be updated some other times, the BIOS information described
in this manual is for reference only. We do not guarantee the content of this
manual will remain consistent with the newly released BIOS at any given time in
the future. Please visit our website for updated manual if it is available.
Enter BIOS Setup
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The BIOS is the communication bridge between hardware and software, correctly setting up the
BIOS parameters is critical to maintain optimal system performance. Power on the computer,
when the message "Press <DEL> to enter Setup, <ESC> to boot menu" appears at the bottom
of the screen, you can press <Del> key to enter SETUP.
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Main Menu
The main menu allows you to select from a list of setup functions together with two exit choices.
Use the arrow keys to select a specific item and press <Enter> to go to the submenu.
Each item in the main menu is explained below:
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► System Information
Information
► PC Health Status
► Fox Central Control Unit
Load Optimized Defaults
► Advanced BIOS Features
Set Supervisor Password
► Advanced Chipset Features
Set User Password
► Integrated Peripherals
Save & Exit Setup
► Power Management Setup
Exit Without Saving
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
↑↓→←
: Select Item
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
► System Information
It displays the basic system configuration, such as BIOS ID, system date, time and floppy
drive. They all can be set up through this menu.
► Fox Central Control Unit
Some special proprietary features (such as overclocking) can be set up through this menu.
► Advanced BIOS Features
The advanced system features can be set up through this menu.
► Advanced Chipset Features
The values for the chipset can be changed through this menu, and the system performance
can be optimized.
► Integrated Peripherals
All onboard peripherals can be set up through this menu. There are IDE devices, Super I/O
devices such as Serial I/O and other USB...etc.
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shall not be responsible for any damage which resulted from the change you made.
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► Power Management Setup
All the items related with Green function features can be set up through this menu.
► PC Health Status
This setup enables you to read/change fan speeds, and displays temperatures and voltages of
your CPU/System.
► Load Optimized Defaults
The optimal performance settings can be loaded through this menu. However, it may offer
better performance in some ways (such as less I/O cards, less memory ...etc.), still, it may
cause problem if you have more memory or I/O cards installed. It means, if your system
loading is heavy, set to optimal default may sometimes come out an unstable system. What
you need now is to adjust BIOS setting one by one, trial and error, to find out the best setting
for your current system.
► Set Supervisor Password
The supervisor password can be set up through this menu.
► Set User Password
The user password can be set only when Supervisor Password is set.
► Save & Exit Setup
Save setting values to CMOS and exit.
► Exit Without Saving
Do not change anything and exit the setup.
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When we talk about <+> and <-> keys in this manual, they are the single-keypad
keys of the numeric keypad which is located at the right hand side of your desktop
keyboard. They are not the combination keys made by pressing and holding down
<Shift> key first, then press <+ => or <-_> key the next.
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System Information
This submenu is used to set up the standard BIOS features, such as the date, time, floppy
drive and so on. Use the arrow up/down keys to select an item, then use the <+> or <-> keys to
change the setting.
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System Information
▲
Item Help
█
█ Menu Level ►
█
█ Press [Enter] to enter
█ next page for detail
█ hard drive settings
█
█
█
█
█
█
█
█
█
█
▒
▼
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values
F7: Optimized Defaults
► Date - <weekday><month><date> <year> format
Day—weekday from Sun. to Sat., automatically displayed by BIOS (Read Only).
Month—month from 1 to 12.
Date—date from 1st to 31st.
Year—year, set up by users.
Use <Enter>, <Tab> keys to select a field. Use <+>, <->, <PageUp> or <PageDown> to select
a value.
► Time - <hour> : <minute> : <second> format
This item allows you to configure the desired time. Use <Enter>, <Tab> to move forward and
select a field. Directly input a value or use <PageUp>, <PageDown>, <+> or <-> to select a
value.
► IDE Channel Master/Slave & SATA Channel 1/2/3/4 Master
These categories identify the hard disks connected to the PATA and SATA ports in the system.
In each channel’s display, you can press [Enter] to go to its submenu. You can further configure specific drive settings. [None] and [Auto] settings allow you to enable or disable this drive.
[None] means no HDD is installed or set, and [Auto] means the system can auto-detect the
hard disk when booting up. In Access Mode setting, selections of [CHS], [LBA], [Lage] and
[Auto] can help you to select hard drive for legacy compatibility.
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Date (mm:dd:yy)
Wed, Nov 7 2007
Time (hh:mm:ss)
17 : 44 : 13
[ Maxtor
Maxtor 6Y080L0
6Y080L0]
► IDE Channel Master
[ None]
► IDE Channel Slave
[ None]
► SATA Channel 1 Master
[ None]
► SATA Channel 2 Msater
[ None]
► SATA Channel 3 Master
[ None]
► SATA Channel 4 Master
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Drive A
Halt On
[All , But Keyboard]
Model Name :
MCP73M05
BIOS ID :
MCP73M05-GKR.F1.D.11
BIOS Version :
793F1D11
CPU Name :
Genuine Intel(R) CPU
@ 2.66GHz
1024M
Memory :
Award (Phoenix) BIOS is supporting 3 HDD modes : CHS, LBA and Large.
CHS
For HDD <528MB
LBA
For HDD >528MB & Supporting LBA (Logical Block Addressing)
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Large
For HDD>528MB but not supporting LBA
Note: Set to [Auto] , the system can detect the hard disk and select the HDD mode
automatically. Suggest you select this option.
► Drive A
This option allows you to select which kind of the Floppy Disk Drive is installed in your system.
It can be [None], [360KB, 5.25 in], [1.2MB, 5.25 in], [720KB, 3.5 in], [1.44MB, 3.5 in] and
[2.88MB, 3.5 in].
► Halt On
This category determines whether or not the computer will stop if an error is detected during
All Errors
Whenever the BIOS detects a nonfatal error, the system will stop
and you will be prompted.
No Errors
The system boot will not stop for any errors that may be
detected.
All, But Keyboard The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error; but it will stop
for all other errors.
All, But Diskette
The system boot will not stop for a diskette error; but it will stop
for all other errors.
All, But Disk/Key
The system boot will not stop for a keyboard or disk error, but it
will stop for all other errors.
powering up.
► Model Name
This item shows the model name.
► BIOS ID
This item shows the information of the BIOS ID.
► BIOS Version
This item shows the BIOS version.
► CPU Name
This item shows the CPU name installed in you system.
► Memory
This item shows the information of the system memory, determined by POST(Power-On SelfTest) of the BIOS.
► MAC Address
This item shows the MAC (Media Access Control) address.
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Fox Central Control Unit
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Fox Central Control Unit
► Smart BIOS
[Press
Item Help
Press Enter]
Enter
► Fox Intelligent Overclock
[Press Enter]
►Voltage Options
[Press Enter]
Menu Level ►
► CPU Configuration
[Press Enter]
Smart Boot Menu with a
► Memory Timing Setting
[Press Enter]
[Enabled]
timer to let user to control
Auto Detect PCI Clk
Super BIOS Protect
[Disabled]
Boot device easily
3
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values
F7: Optimized Defaults
► Smart BIOS / Fox Intellignet Overclock / Voltage Options / CPU Configuration / Memory Timing Setting
Press [Enter] to go to its submenu.
►Auto Detect PCI Clk
This option is used to auto detect PCI slots. When enabled, the system will turn off clock of the
empty PCI slot to reduce EMI (Electromagnetic Interference).
► Super BIOS Protect
To protect the system BIOS from virus attack, there is a BIOS write-protection mechanism
provided. Super BIOS Protect function protects your BIOS from being affected by viruses, e.g.
CIH.
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Smart BIOS
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Smart BIOS
Smart Boot Menu
Smart Power LED
Current CPU Clock
Current CPU Multiplier
Current FSB Clock
Current DRAM Clock
[Disabled]
Item Help
Disabled
[Disabled]
266MHz
Menu Level ►
10X
1066MHz
333MHz
3
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values
F7: Optimized Defaults
► Smart Boot Menu
Provide a timer to let user to control boot devices easily.
► Smart Power LED
Smart Power LED is a feature built on your motherboard to indicate different states during
Power-On Self-Test (POST). The LED is located at the front panel, which can display POST
state by using different long-short blinking intervals.
►Current CPU Clock / Current CPU Multiplier / Current FSB Clock / Current DRAM Clock
These items are display only for different system parameters.
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Fox Intelligent Overclock
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Fox Intelligent Overclock
x
x
x
x
FSB - Memory Clock Mode
FSB - Memory Ratio
FSB (QDR), MHz
MEM (DDR), MHz
CPU Clock Ratio Unclock
CPU N/2 Ratio
CPU Spread Spectrum
CPU Multiplier Adjust
[Auto]
Item Help
Auto
Auto
Auto Menu Level ►
Auto
[Disabled]
Enabled
[Disabled]
[10X]
3
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
► FSB - Memory Clock Mode
[Auto] - Set FSB and memory speed automatically.
[Linked] - Enter FSB speed manually. Memory speed will change proportionally.
[Unlinked] - Enter FSB speed and memory speed separately and manually.
► FSB - Memory Ratio
When “FSB - Memory Clock Mode” is set to “Linked”, this item is used to set up the ratio
between FSB and Memory.
► FSB (QDR), MHz
When “FSB - Memory Clock Mode” is set to “Linked” or “Unlinked”, you can set up the FSB
speed manually.
► MEM (DDR), MHz
When “FSB - Memory Clock Mode” is set to “Linked”, memory speed will proportionally
change. When “FSB - Memory Clock Mode” is set to “Unlinked”, you can set the memory
speed manually.
► CPU Clock Ratio Unlock
This item is used to enable or disable CPU clock ratio unlock function.
► CPU N/2 Ratio
This option will be displayed only if your CPU supports this feature. The speed of Front Side
Bus is in a transit from 266MHz to 333MHz, if we are still using integer multiplier in our
circuit design, the speed interval between two CPUs will be in a 333MHz step and only few
CPU models can be produced. The newly coming 45nm CPUs are supporting 0.5 multiplier
ratio to provide more flexible choices for CPUs. For example, 333MHz*7.0 = 2.33GHz,
333MHz*7.5 = 2.50GHz, while 333MHz*8.0 = 2.66GHz.
► CPU Spread Spectrum
If you enabled this function, it can significantly reduce the EMI (Electromagnetic Interference)
generated by the CPU, so to comply with FCC regulation. But if overclocking is activated, you
had better disable it.
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► CPU Multiplier Adjust
This option is used to adjust the CPU Clock Ratio. Multiply CPU clock with this ratio, you can
get the CPU speed. Increase this ratio may overclock your CPU. This option will be displayed
only if your CPU supports this feature.
Voltage Options
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Voltage Options
CPU Voltage
Memory Voltage
[Default]
Item Help
Default
[Default]
Menu Level ►
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
► CPU Voltage
This option is used to change the CPU voltage.
► Memory Voltage
This option is used to change the memory voltage.
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CPU Configuration
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CPU Configuration
Thermal Management
EIST Function
C1E Function
Execute Disable Bit
Vander pool Technology Core Multi-Processing
Hyper-Threading Technology
[Thermal
1]
Item Help
Thermal Monitor 1
[Enabled]
[Auto] Menu Level ►
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
3
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
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► Thermal Management
Thermal Monitor 1 (TM1) is implemented in Pentium 4, Xeon and Pentium M processors. It is
a CPU clock modulation mechanism which prevents CPU overheating in emergency cases by
reducing duty cycle of the processor for up to 46%. The task of this mechanism is to maintain
the CPU temperature at maximum safe level by decreasing its performance, or, in terms, by
reducing CPU Load.
Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) is an advanced mechanism of CPU overheating protection. A
considerable difference is that TM2 can control the frequency and CPU voltage, while TM1
only modulates CPU clock. Due to reduced voltage, TM2 allows to retain better processor
performance in case of overheating at the same reduction of power consumption level.
TM2 is recommended for 2.8 GHz processors and higher (166 MHz bus) and 3.6 GHz
and higher (200 MHz bus), while TM1 is recommended for junior models. This item will be
displayed only when the CPU supports this feature.
► EIST function
You can select the EIST (Processor Power Management, PPM) through this item.
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Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology (EIST) allows the system to dynamically
adjust processor voltage and core frequency, which can result in decreased average
power consumption and decreased average heat production. There are some system
requirements must be met, including CPU, chipset, motherboard, BIOS and operation
system. Please refer to Intel website for more information.
► C1E Function
C1E represents Enhanced HALT State. It is a feature which Intel CPU uses to reduce power
consumption when in halt state. C1E drops the CPU's multiplier and voltage to lower levels
when a HLT (halt) command is issued. This item is used to enable/disable the C1E support.
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► Execute Disable Bit
This item is used to enable/disable the Execute Disable Bit feature.
Intel's Execute Disable Bit functionality can help prevent certain classes of malicious buffer
overflow attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.
Execute Disable Bit allows the processor to classify areas in memory by where application
code can execute and where it cannot. When a malicious worm attempts to insert code in the
buffer, the processor disables code execution, preventing damage and worm propagation.
Replacing older computers with Execute Disable Bit-enabled systems can halt worm attacks,
reducing the need for virus-related repairs. By combining Execute Disable Bit with anti-virus,
firewall, spyware removal, e-mail filtering software, and other network security measures, IT
managers can free IT resources for other initiatives.
► Vander pool Technology
Intel® Vanderpool Technology (i.e. Virtualization ) allows a platform to run multiple operating
systems and applications in independent partitions or “containers.” One physical compute
system can function as multiple “virtual” systems. Vanderpool Technology can help improve
future virtualizzation solutions. This item will be displayed only when the CPU supports this
feature and the setting is used to enable/disable it.
► Core Multi-Processing or Hyper-Threading Technology
It will be displayed single one at one time. It is used to enable or disable the feature and will be
displayed only if your CPU is supporting this feature.
Memory Timing Setting
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Memory Timing Setting
x
x
x
x
x
Memory Timing Setting
tCL (CAS# Latency) tRCD tRP tRAS
Command Per Clock (CMD)
x
x
x
x
x
** Advanced Memory Settings **
tRRD
tRC
tWR
tWTR
tREF
[Optimal]
Optimal
4
Auto(0)
4
Auto(0)
Auto(0)
4
12
Auto(0)
1T
Auto(0T)
Auto(0)
Auto(0)
Auto(0)
Auto(0)
Auto
Item Help
Menu Level ►
Select [Expert] to
enter timings manually
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7.8uS
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
► Memory Timing Setting
Select [Expert], you can configure the DRAM timing manually.
Select [Optimal], then system will use the DRAM timing provided by the memory vendor.
The provision of DRAM timing is done by a SPD device. The Serial Presence Detect (SPD)
device is a small EEPROM chip, mounted on a DDR2 memory module. It contains important
information about the module's speed, size, addressing mode and various other parameters,
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** Advanced Memory Settings **
► tRRD - RAS# to RAS# Delay
This item allows you to select a delay time (in clock cycles) between the RAS# and RAS#
strobe signals.
► tRC - Row Cycle Time
This item allows you to set the row cycle time (in clock cycles). tRC = tRAS + tRP.
► tWR - Write Recovery Time
This item allows you to select the write recovery time (in clock cycles).
► tWTR - Write to Read Delay
This item allows you to select a delay time (in clock cycles) between sending the last data from
a write operation to the memory and issuing a read command.
► tREF - Refresh Period
This item allows you to set refresh period (in clock cycles) for SDRAM. If memory clock is
200MHz, then 200MHz * 7.8 µs = 1560.
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so that the motherboard memory controller (chipset) can better access the memory device.
The following 10 settings are valid only when the DRAM Timing Setting is set to [Expert].
► tCL - CAS Latency Time
This item controls the CAS latency, which determines the timing delay (in clock cycles) before
SDRAM starts a read command after receiving it.
► tRCD - RAS# to CAS# Delay
This item allows you to select a delay time (in clock cycles) between the CAS# and RAS#
strobe signals.
► tRP - Row Precharge Time
This item allows you to select the row precharge time (in clock cycles).
► tRAS - RAS# Active Time
This item allows you to set the minimum RAS# active time (in clock cycles).
► Command Per Clock (CMD)
This item allows you to set the Command timing (per clock unit) which is the delay between
chip select and command.
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Advanced BIOS Features
► Removable Device Priority
► Hard Disk Boot Priority
► CD-ROM Boot Priority
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Security Option
Full Screen Logo Show
[Press
Enter]
Item Help
Press Enter
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
Menu Level ►
[Hard Disk]
[CDROM]
[Removable]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[on]
[Setup]
[Enabled]
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
► Removable Device Priority
This option is used to select the priority for removable device.
► Hard Disk Boot Priority
This option is used to select the priority for HDD startup. After pressing <Enter>, you can
select the HDD using the Up/Down arrow keys, and change the HDD priority using <PageUp>/
<PageDown>; you can exit this menu by pressing <Esc>.
► CD-ROM Boot Priority
This option is used to select the priority for CD-ROM startup. After pressing <Enter>, you can
select the CD-ROM using the Up/Down arrow keys, and change the CD-ROM priority using
<PageUp>/<PageDown>; you can exit this menu by pressing <Esc>.
► First/Second/Third Boot Device
These three options allow you to select the priority of boot sequence from different devices.
► Boot Other Device
With this function set to enable, the system will boot from some other devices provided that the
first/second/third boot devices failed.
► Boot Up Floppy Seek
This item controls whether the BIOS will be checking for a floppy drive while booting up. If it
cannot detect one (either due to improper configuration or physical unavailability), it will appear
an error message. Disabling this function, then POST will not detect the floppy.
► Boot Up NumLock Status
This item defines if the keyboard Num Lock key is active when your system is started. The
available settings are: On (default) and Off.
► Security Option
When it is set to “Setup”, a password is required to enter the CMOS Setup screen; When it
is set to “System”, a password is required not only to enter CMOS Setup, but also to start up
your PC.
► Full Screen Logo Show
This item allows you to enable or disable full screen logo show.
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Advanced Chipset Features
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Advanced Chipset Features
Frame Buffer Size
[128M]
Item Help]
128M
[PCIEx]
Init Display First
Menu Level ►
3
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
► Frame Buffer Size
Allocates system memory for use as video memory to ensure the most efficient use of
available resources for maximum 2D/3D graphics performance.
This is a memory allocation method addition to the Unified Memory Architecture (UMA)
concept, wherein a static amount of page-locked graphics memory is allocated during driver
initialization. This fixed amount of memory will provide the user with a guaranteed graphics
memory at all times, and will no longer be available to the OS.
► Init Display First
Select PCI-Express graphics card as the default first display device.
This option is used to select the source of primary display device. It can be onboard display or
PCI-Express graphics card. Select Auto then if no PCI-E graphics card is installed, onboard
VGA will be used.
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Integrated Peripherals
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Integrated Peripherals
► OnChip IDE Devices
► MCP SATA Mode
► OnBoard Devices
► SuperIO Devices
► USB Devices
Press Enter
[Press
Enter]
Item Help
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter] Menu Level ►
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
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↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
► OnChip IDE Devices / MCP SATA Mode / OnBoard Devices / SuperIO Devices / USB
Devices
Press <Enter> to go to relative submenu.
OnChip IDE Devices
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OnChip IDE Devices
OnChip IDE Channel
IDE DMA Transfer Access
SATA Controller
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Item Help
[Enabled]
[Enabled] Menu Level ►
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
► OnChip IDE Channel
This option is used to enable/disable function of IDE drives connected to the PATA interface.
► IDE DMA Transfer Access
[Disabled] : to disable DMA transfers for all IDE drives. They will revert to PIO mode transfers.
[Enabled] : to enable DMA transfers for all IDE drives. The proper DMA mode will be detected
at boot-up. If the drive does not support DMA transfers, then it will use PIO mode instead.
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This is a memory allocation method addition to the Unified Memory Architecture (UMA)
concept, wherein a static amount of page-locked graphics memory is allocated during driver
initialization. This fixed amount of memory will provide the user with a guaranteed graphics
memory at all times, and will no longer be available to the OS.
► SATA Controller
This option is used to enable/disable function of SATA drives connected to the SATA ports.
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MCP SATA Mode
SATA Operation Mode
SATA Pri-Master RAID SATA Pri-Slave
RAID SATA Sec-Master RAID SATA Sec-Slave RAID [IDE]
Item Help
IDE
Disabled
Menu Level ►
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
► SATA Operation Mode
This item is used to set the operating mode of your SATA ports. The available options are:
[IDE] - This configures the SATA ports to support legacy PATA mode or SATA mode.
[AHCI] - The Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) specification describes the register
level interface for a Host Controller for Serial ATA. The specification includes a description of
the hardware/software interface between system software and the host controller hardware.
AHCI provides more advanced features including SATA features, but some SATA drives may
not support AHCI, unless they are labeled with AHCI support in its specification.
If your motherboard supporting AHCI, and you have a SATA device, which also supports AHCI,
then you can select IDE option to have fair performance (only PATA, SATA level), or you can
select AHCI to get its best performance.
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With your motherboard and SATA hard disk both supporting AHCI, you had better set
this BIOS setting to AHCI, then install your Operating System (such as Windows XP).
Later, if you ever change this BIOS setting to IDE, OS still can run.
But if you at the first time set this setting to IDE, then install the Operating System.
Later, if you change this BIOS setting to AHCI, this operating system can not run.
[RAID] - When you enable RAID, it means all your SATA drives must also support AHCI.
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x
x
x
x
3
► SATA Pri-Master RAID / SATA Pri-Slave RAID / SATA Sec-Master RAID / SATA Sec-Slave
RAID
These items are valid only when "SATA Operation Mode" is set to RAID. They are used to
enable or disable the RAID function of each SATA port on the motherboard.
The relationships between RAID settings and SATA ports on the motherboard are :
SATA Pri-Master RAID is the SATA port 1 of the motherboard.
SATA Pri-Slave RAID is the SATA port 2.
SATA Sec-Master RAID is the SATA port 3.
SATA Sec-Slave RAID is the SATA port 4.
OnBoard Devices
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
OnBoard Devices
OnBoard Audio Controller
OnBoard HDMI Audio
OnBoard LAN Controller
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM
[Auto]
Item Help
Auto
[Auto]
[Auto]
Menu Level ►
[Disabled]
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
► OnBoard Audio Controller
This item is used to select the operation of your audio controller. You can select [Auto] for high
defintion audio. Select [Disabled] will turn off audio function.
► OnBoard HDMI Audio
This item is used to select the audio operation of your High Definition Multimedia Interface.
You can select [Auto] for audio function or select [Disabled] to turn it off.
► OnBoard LAN Controller
This item is used to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller.
► OnBoard LAN Boot ROM
This item is used to enable or disable the onboard LAN boot optional ROM. A LAN boot ROM
lets you set up a diskless workstation on the network. By installing a boot ROM in the network
board, you can enable a client PC system on the network to be booted remotely.
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SuperIO Devices
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
SuperIO Devices
OnBoard FDC Controller
OnBoard Serial Port 1
IR IO/IRQ Select
UART Mode Select
IrDA Duplex Mode
[Enabled]
Item Help
Enabled
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
Menu Level ►
[IrDA]
[Half]
3
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
► OnBoard FDC Controller
This item is used to enable or disable the onboard FDC controller.
► OnBoard Serial Port 1
This item is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for the onboard serial
port COM1.
► IR IO/IRQ Select
This item is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for the onboard infraed
chip.
► UART Mode Select
This item is used to configure COM1 port as :
[Normal] : a RS232 device. IrDA port has no function.
[irDA] : an IrDA device for maximum baud rate of 115200 bit/s. COM1 port has no function.
[ASKIR] : A faster IrDA for 1152000 bit/s. COM1 port has no function.
► IrDA Duplex Mode
This item enables you to determine the infrared function of the onboard infrared chip.
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USB Devices
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
USB Devices
3
USB Operation Mode
[V1.1+V2.0]
Item Help
V1.1+V2.0
[Disabled]
USB Keyboard Support
USB Mouse Support
[Disabled] Menu Level ►
USB Storage Support
[Enabled]
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
► USB Operation Mode
This item is used to set the USB operation mode. If you select the [V1.1+V2.0], then the USB
operation mode is determined by the USB device; select [V1.1], the USB device operates on
full/low speed. Select [Disabled], no function at all.
► USB Keyboard Support
This item is used to enable the support for USB keyboard in DOS mode. Even if this option is
disabled, the USB keyboard is still working under BIOS or Windows environments.
► USB Mouse Support
This item is used to enable the support for USB mouse in DOS mode. Even if this option is
disabled, the USB mouse is still working under BIOS or Windows environments.
► USB Storage Support
This option is used to set whether the USB Mass Storage controller is enabled in a legacy
operating system (such as DOS).
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Power Management Setup
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Power Management Setup
Item Help
[Enabled]
Enabled
[S3(STR)]
[Instant-off]
Menu Level ►
[Off]
[Enabled]
ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
Power Button
PWRON After PWR-Fail
HPET Support
x
x
x
x
x
** Power Management Events **
[Disabled]
Resume by PCI Card
USB KB/MS Resume from S3 [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Resume by Alarm
Date of Month Alarm
0
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
0:0:0
Power On by Button
Enabled
PS/2 Mouse Resume from S3 [Disabled]
PS/2 KB Resume from S3
[Disabled]
KB Resume Password
Enter
Hot Key Resume
Ctrl-F1
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) is an open industry standard that defines
power and configuration management interfaces between an operating system and the BIOS.
In other words, it is a standard that describes how computer components work together
to manage system hardware. In order to use this function the ACPI specification must be
supported by the OS (for example, Windows XP).
ACPI defines five sleeping states, they are :
S1 - The S1 sleeping state is a low wake latency sleeping state. In this state, no system
context is lost (CPU or chip set) and hardware maintains all system context. (also called
Power On Suspend)
S2 - The S2 sleeping state is a low wake latency sleeping state. This state is similar to
the S1 sleeping state except that the CPU and system cache context is lost (the OS
is responsible for maintaining the caches and CPU context). Control starts from the
processor’s reset vector after the wake event.
S3 - The S3 sleeping state is a low wake latency sleeping state where all system context is lost
except system memory. CPU, cache, and chip set context are lost in this state. Hardware
maintains memory context and restores some CPU and L2 configuration context. Control
starts from the processor’s reset vector after the wake event. (also called Suspend to
RAM)
S4 - The S4 sleeping state is the lowest power, longest wake latency sleeping state supported
by ACPI. In order to reduce power to a minimum, it is assumed that the hardware platform
has powered off all devices. Platform context is maintained. (also called Suspend to
Disk)
S5 - The S5 state is similar to the S4 state except that the OS does not save any context. The
system is in the “soft” off state and requires a complete boot when it wakes. Software
uses a different state value to distinguish between the S5 state and the S4 state to allow
for initial boot operations within the BIOS to distinguish whether or not the boot is going to
wake from a saved memory image.
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3
► ACPI Function
This item is used to enable or disable the ACPI function.
► ACPI Suspend Type
This item is used to set the energy saving mode of the ACPI function. When you select “S1
(POS)” mode, the power is always on and computer can be resumed at any time. When
you select “S3 (STR)” mode, the power will be down after a period of time. The status of the
computer before it entering STR will be saved in memory, and the computer can quickly return
to previous state when the STR function wakes.
► Power Button
This item is used to set the power down method. This function is only valid for systems using
an ATX power supply. When set to [Delay 4 Sec.], the power button will put the system in
Suspend mode if you push the power button in less than 4 Second then release. If set to
[Instant-Off], the PC powers off immediately when the power button is pressed.
► PWRON After PWR-Fail
This item is used to set which state the PC will take with when it resumes after an AC power
loss.
► HPET Support
HPET stands for High Precision Even Timer. If you have the HPET disabled, then windows
does not have access to it and therefore falls back to less accurate timing methods. This item
is used to enable or disable the HPET Support.
** Power Management Events ...
► Resume by PCI Card
This item is used to set the system to be waken up by PCI card.
► USB KB/MS Resume from S3
This item is used to set the system to be waken up by USB keyboard or mouse when it is
staying at S3 (Suspend to RAM) state.
► Resume by Alarm
This item is used to set the timing of the start-up function. In order to use this function, the
start-up password function must be disabled. Also, the PC power source must not be turned
off.
► Date of Month Alarm
When Resume by Alarm is set to “Enabled”, this item can be modified. It is used to set the
timing for the start-up date.
► Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
When Resume by Alarm is set to “Enabled”, this item can be modified. It is used to set the
timing for the start-up time.
► Power On by Button
This feature is valid only when "PS/2 KB Resume from S3" is set to Password, Hot key or
Keyboard 98. Enabling this feature allows normal powering on by pressing power button, while
disabling it then pressing power button has no function.
► PS/2 Mouse Resume from S3
This item allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to wake up the system from S3 mode. This
feature requires an ATX power supply.
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► PS/2 KB Resume from S3
This item allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard to wake up the system from S3 mode. This
feature requires an ATX power supply. The setting values: [Disabled]; [Password]; [Hot KEY];
[Any KEY], and [Keyboard 98].
► KB Resume Password
When PS/2 KB Resume from S3 is set to [Password], this item allows you to input a
password to wake up the system from S3 mode.
► Hot Key Resume
When PS/2 KB Resume from S3 is set to [Hot KEY], this item allows you to press a [Ctrl] +
Function key to wake up the system from S3 mode.
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PC Health Status
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Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PC Health Status
Case Open Warning
[Disabled]
Item Help
Disabled
[Disabled]
Shutdown Temperature
CPU Vcore
1.36V Menu Level ►
VTT(V)
1.80V
+3.3V
3.23V
+5V
5.08V
+12V
12.37V
5VSB(V)
5.14V
Voltage of Battery
3.05V
CPU Temperature
380C
System Temperature
320C
CPU Fan Speed
2688RPM
System Fan Speed
0RPM
[Disabled]
Smart Fan Control
x Start PWM Temperature
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x Start PWM Value
64
x Slope PWM Value
2
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
► Case Open Warning
This item is used to enalbe or disable case open warning function.
► Shutdown Temperature
This item is used to set the system temperature upper limit. When the temperature exceeds
the set value, the system will shut down automatically.
► CPU Vcore/VTT(V)/+ 3.3V/+5V/+12V/5VSB(V)/Voltage of Battery
The current voltages are automatically detected and displayed by the system.
► CPU/System Temperature
The CPU/System temperature are automatically detected and displayed by the system.
► CPU/System Fan Speed
The CPU fan/System fan speed are automatically detected and displayed by the system.
► Smart Fan Control
This option is used to enable or disable smart fan function. Only when this option is enabled,
you can set some correlative parameters.
Start PWM Temperature
It allows you set a temperature value from which smart fan starts its operation.
Start PWM Value
It allows you to set an initial PWM value to drive the fan when the temperature reaches Start
PWM value and smart fan begins its operation. The higher PWM value can achieve the faster
fan speed.
Slope PWM Value
When temperature changes one degree celsius, the PWM will be increased or decreased by a
step value accordingly.
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Load Optimized Defaults
Select this option and press <Enter>. A dialogue pops out, select
<Y> then press <Enter> to load the defaults; press <N> to skip.
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N
By this default, BIOS have set the optimized performance
parameters of system to improve the performances of system
components. But if the optimized performance parameters to be set cannot be supported by your
hardware devices, the system may fail to work. It may happen on when you installed too many
add-on cards on your system, or overloaded the hardware until it can not afford.
The access rights and permissions associated with the Supervisor password are higher than those
of a regular User password. The Supervisor password can be used to start the system or modify
the CMOS settings, while User password can only be used to start the system, view the CMOS
settings, but modify CMOS settings is not allowable.
When you select the Set Supervisor/User Password option, the
Enter Password message will appear :
Enter Password:
The supervisor password can be set up through this menu.
PASSWORD DISABLED !!!
Key in a password, not exceeding 8 characters, save the change
Press any key to continue...
and exit. The next time, when you enter the BIOS, it will ask you
to input this password to confirm your access right. After you get the right to access the BIOS,
you then can select this setting again, and press <Enter> to disable this function or input a new
password to replace the original one.
If you select “System” for the Security Option in “Advanced BIOS Features” menu, then you will
be asked to enter a password when the system is started or when you try to enter the CMOS set
ting program. If an incorrect password is entered, you will be hold there.
If you select “Setup” for the Security Option in “Advanced BIOS Features” menu, you will be
asked to enter a password only when you enter the CMOS setting program.
Set User Password
The user password can be set up through this menu. Only when there exists a Supervisor
password, then this setting can be activated.
Save & Exit Setup
When you select this option and press <Enter>,
Select <Y> to save your changes to CMOS and exit the program;
Select <N> or <ESC> to return to the main menu.
Exit Without Saving
If you select this option and press <Enter>,
Select <Y> to exit CMOS without saving your modifications;
Select <N> or <ESC> to return to the main menu.
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SAVE to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? N
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Set Supervisor Password
4
The utility CD that came with the motherboard contains useful
software and several utility drivers that enhance the motherboard
features.
This chapter includes the following information:
■
Utility CD content
■
Install driver and utility
■
FOX ONE
■
FOX LiveUpdate
■
FOX LOGO
■
FOX DMI
Note : Because each module is independent, so the section
number will be reorganized and unique to each module, please
understand.
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Utility CD content
This motherboard comes with one Utility CD. You can simply put it into your CD/DVD-ROM drive,
and the main menu will be displayed on your PC screen to guide you how to install.
1. Install Driver
Use these options to install all the drivers for your system. You should install the drivers in order,
and you need to restart your computer after all the drivers have been installed.
A. NVIDIA MCP73 Chipset Driver
B. Realtek HDA Audio Driver
2. Software Utilities
A. FOX ONE
C. FOX LOGO
E. Microsoft DirectX 9.0
G. Norton Internet Security
B. FOX LiveUpdate
D. FOX DMI
F. Adobe Acrobat Reader
H. Create RAID Driver Floppy
Install driver and utility
1. Install Driver
You can click on each individual driver to install it manually.
Manual Installation
Step by Step
Exit the program
Click to visit
Foxconn's
website
Browse CD Drop to System Tray
Select to Install Select to
Utilities
Install Drivers
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4
Use these options to install additional software programs. FOX ONE is a very powerful user
interface program which allows you to change your system setting without going to BIOS. Some
auto features help user to improve (or overclock) your system without being a computer literate.
Note:
In Windows XP 32-bit operating system, in order to install "NVIDIA Azalia/HDMI Audio Driver"
successfully, you need:
1. Install "NVIDIA MCP73 Chipset Driver"
2. Install "Realtek HDA Audio Driver", and then restart the system.
3. In Windows, browse CD content, then double-click on Setup.exe, a new driver "NVIDIA Azalia/HDMI Audio Driver" appears, then click on it to install.
Click here
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Click here
2. Install Utility
You can select the specific utility to install.
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FOX ONE
FOX ONE is a powerful utility for easily modifying system settings. It also allows users
to monitor various temperature values, voltage values, frequencies and fan speeds at
any time.
CA
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With FOX ONE, you can :
■
Modify system performance settings, such as the CPU and memory bus speeds,
CPU voltages, fan speeds, and other system performance options.
■
Monitor hardware temperatures, voltages, frequencies and fan speeds.
Depending on hardware support, voltage monitoring and Fox Intelligent Stepping
features are optional and only supported in some models. If the option is selectable, it
also means the feature is supported.
■
Voltage Monitoring is supported only in FOX ONE Premium & Deluxe products.
■
Fox Intelligent Stepping is supported only in FOX ONE Deluxe products.
Supporting Operating Systems :
■
Windows 2000
■
■
Windows 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit) ■
Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
Using FOX ONE :
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The very first time you run FOX ONE, F.I.S. Calibration function (FOX Intelligent
Stepping) will require you to calibrate the CPU’s loading. Click “OK” to proceed
and start the Utility. F.I.S. is a feature of FOX ONE, which can automatically adjust your
CPU clock based on your current system loading.
!
Before you running the FOX ONE program, the system parameters (such as CPU
clock, voltage...etc.) are controlled by BIOS settings. After you run FOX ONE, it will
take over, and the controlling right will be transferred to FOX ONE. Later, if you exit
FOX ONE, then BIOS control will be back again.
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4
!
1. Main Page
Show CPU
Information
Toolbar
Alert Lamp
Switch Button
Skin Button
Exit
4
Minimum
Configuration
Homepage
Monitor Frequency/Voltage/Fan
speed/Temperature value
Toolbar
Use the toolbar to navigate to other pages.
Alert Lamp
When the system is in healthy state, the color of alert lamp is green. When the system
is in abnormal state, the alert lamp color is red.
Switch Button
Click this button, it will simplify the whole FOX ONE control panel to a smaller
information bar (i.e. Simple Mode) as depicted below, you can drag this bar to any
place on your screen to help you monitoring system status.
Exit FOX ONE
Click here to go back to
FOX ONE full screen
Click here will drop the FOX ONE to Windows system tray
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Skin Button
There are more choices of FOX ONE screen panels. Click this button, you can select
your favorite skin (FOX ONE Panel).
Apply the changes
Cancel the changes
Exit
Click this button to exit the program.
Minimum
Click this button to drop the FOX ONE to Windows system tray located at the lower
right corner of your screen.
Homepage
Click this button to visit Foxconn motherboard website :
http://www.foxconnchannel.com
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4
Click the new skin
picture to select
the new skin
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Configuration
This menu allows you to configure :
1). Monitor interval (ms) :
This is to define the interval of different messages of system settings which are to
be displayed on Simple Mode screen. Minimum value is 1 second.
2). Simple Mode :
To select which message of system settings are to be displayed in the Simple
Mode. Messages such as CPU frequency, voltage...etc., they can be displayed one
by one in Simple Mode.
3). F.I.S. Calibration (FOX Intelligent Stepping, Optional)
This function will re-calibrate the CPU's loading, and it may take several minutes
to proceed. The FOX ONE calibration process will apply different loadings to
your CPU, record PWM IC voltage together with the CPU clock running at these
loadings, so it can define and estimate within a particular range of system loading,
what the CPU clock should be.
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Step 1 : Click Calibration icon, a message pops out to ask for continue. Select Yes.
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Step 2 : After data is collected, it will ask you to restart your computer now.
Later on, when the FOX ONE program is activated, and F.I.S. feature (in CPU
Page) is also enabled, FOX ONE will automatically adjust your CPU clock
according to your system loadings. (Loadings are like Power Gaming, Data
Mining...etc.)
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2. CPU Page - CPU Control
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This page lets you select (or overclock) CPU clock to meet the current performance
level of the system. The fastest and suitable CPU clock running for current system can
be calculated by FOX ONE automatically or manually input by yourselves.
Manual :
You can press the up/down button to adjust your CPU clock.
Auto :
Click this button to let FOX ONE check the highest CPU clock you can use. System
will raise the CPU clock step by step until it hangs, you can then push the RESET
button on your PC panel to restart the system. When system restarts, run FOX ONE
again, it will display a recommended highest CPU clock for you, click <Yes> to apply it.
Go to CPU page
Adjust by manual
Press Auto button to let FOX
ONE check the highest CPU
clock you can use.
Reset the
changes
FIS Features :
Apply the
Select the different changes
benchmarks
A message informs you to
push RESET button later if
the system hangs finally.
Click Yes to continue.
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You can see the system is
raising CPU clock until the
system hangs.
Push RESET button on the
front panel of your system to
restart the computer.
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Run FOX ONE program
again, it will inform you
the previous test found
that 255MHz is the
recommended CPU clock for
your system.
Click Yes to apply it to your
system.
Now, your system is running
at a CPU clock of 255MHz.
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4
FOX Intelligent Stepping (F.I.S., Optional)
Select FOX Intelligent Stepping will allow your system to automatically adjust your
CPU clock rate based on different system loadings. For example, if you select Power
Gaming, CPU clock will be driven to run at its maximum speed. While in Energy
Saving, CPU will lower down its speed to a minimum. The four benchmarks - Power
Gaming, Data Mining, Office and Energy Saving, the references of their system
loading were calculated and defined in the FIS Calibration option of Configuration
menu. Select Auto, CPU will automatically adjust its clock according to current system
loading.
3. Frequency Page - Frequency Control
This page lets you set memory and PCI Express frequencies by manual.
Go to Freq. page
Close this page
Select the option
you want to set
Adjust by manual
Reset the changes
Apply the changes
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4. Limit Setting
4.1 Limit Setting - CPU Temperature
This page lets you to set CPU high limit temperature and enable the alert function.
Go to Limit Setting
page
Show current CPU
temperature value
Enable alert function
when the CPU
temperature is higher
than high limit value
Set high limit by
dragging the lever
4.2 Limit Setting - System Temperature
This page lets you to set system high limit temperature and enable the alert function.
Show current system
temperature value
Enable alert function
when the system
temperature is higher
than high limit value
Show current high
limit value of system
temperature
Set high limit by
dragging the lever
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4
Show current high
limit value of the CPU
temperature
4.3 Limit Setting - CPU Fan
This page lets you to set CPU fan low limit rpm and enable the alert function.
Show current CPU
fan rpm value
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Enable alert function
when the CPU fan runs
slower than the low
limit rpm value
Show current low limit
rpm value of CPU fan
Set low limit rpm by
dragging the lever
4.4 Limit Setting - System Fan
This page lets you to set system fan low limit rpm and enable the alert function.
Show current system
fan rpm value
Enable alert function
when the system fan
runs slower than low
limit rpm value
Show current low limit
rpm value of system
fan
Set low limit rpm by
dragging the lever
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4.5 Limit Setting - FAN1 Fan
This page lets you to set FAN1 fan low limit rpm and enable the alert function.
Show current FAN1
fan rpm value
Enable alert function
when the FAN1 fan
runs slower than low
limit rpm value
Set low limit rpm by
dragging the lever
5. Voltage Page - Voltage Control (Optional)
This page lets you set CPU voltage, memory voltage and North Bridge voltage
manually. CPU voltage can be stepped up/down by a unit of 12.5mV, while memory is
0.05V/step, and North Bridge is 0.04V/step.
Go to Voltage page
Select the option
you want to set
Adjust by manual
Reset the changes
Apply the changes
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4
Show current low limit
rpm value of FAN1 fan
6. Fan Page - Fan Control
This page lets you enable Smart Fan function or set the fan speed by manual.
When Smart Fan is selected, you must use a 4-pin CPU cooler in your system.
Go to Fan page
Enable or disable
smart fan function
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Set fan speed by
dragging the lever
Apply the changes
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FOX LiveUpdate
FOX LiveUpdate is a useful utility to backup and update your system BIOS, drivers and utilities by
local or online.
Supporting Operating Systems :
■
Windows 2000
■
Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
■
Windows 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
■
Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
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Using FOX LiveUpdate :
1. Local Update
1-1 Local Update - BIOS Information
This page lets you know your system BIOS information.
Minimum
Link to website
Exit
Show current
BIOS information
Toolbar
*** : please refer to the physical motherboard for detail.
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1-2 Local Update - Backup
This page can backup your system BIOS. You can click “Backup”, and key in a file name, then
click “Save” to finish the backup operation. The extension of this backup file is ".BIN" for Award
BIOS and ".ROM" for AMI BIOS. Default directory is "C:\Desktop\My Documents" in Windows XP
and "Documents" in Vista. Make sure you can remember the file name together with the directory
which it is stored, prevented that you may need them to recover your BIOS later.
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Key in a BIOS name
Click here
1-3 Local Update - Update
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This page helps you to update your BIOS from a local file. After click “Update”, An alert message
will be displayed to ensure if you really want to continue, click “Yes” to confirm. A setup wizard
will guide you to load a local BIOS file to finish the operation. You must remember from which
directory to load your new BIOS file (with an extension of ".BIN" for Award BIOS, ".ROM" for AMI
BIOS) before the setup wizard starts.
!
FOX LiveUpdate can automatically backup old BIOS before update. This feature can be
enabled in the "Configure-System" setup. Please refer to "Configure-System" section
for more detail. The default backup directory is C:\LiveUpdate_Temp, but the backup
file name will be automatically generated. It is hard to find it out from a backup directory,
and we recommend you using Explorer to check date/time message of this backup file
to find it out and write its name down to remember it.
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2. Online Update
2-1 Online Update - Update BIOS
This page lets you update your system BIOS from Internet. Click “start”, it will search the new
BIOS from Internet. Then follow the wizard to finish the update operation.
Click here
Current information
4
Search new BIOS
from Internet
Select BIOS to update
Browse detailed
information
Update BIOS
Close the window
2-2 Online Update - Update Driver
This page lets you update your system drivers from Internet. Click “start”, it will search the new
drivers from Internet. Then follow the wizard to finish the update operation.
Click here
Current information
Search new drivers
from Internet
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Select the driver to update
Browse detailed
information
Install the selected
driver
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Close the window
2-3 Online Update - Update Utility
This page lets you update utilities from Internet. Click “start”, it will search the new utilities from
Internet. Then follow the wizard to finish the update operation.
Click here
Current information
Search new utilities
from Internet
Select the utility to update
Browse detailed
information
Install the selected
utility
Close the window
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2-4 Online Update - Update All
This page lets you update your system drivers from Internet. Click “start”, it will search all new
BIOS/drivers/utilities from Internet. Then follow the wizard to finish the update operation.
Click here
Current information
Browse detailed
BIOS information
Browse detailed
driver information
Browse detailed
utility information
Close the window
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4
Search all new BIOS/
drivers/utilities from
Internet
3. Configure
3-1 Configure - option
This page lets you set auto search options. After you enable the auto search function, FOX
LiveUpdate will start its searching from Internet and if any qualified item found, it will pop out a
message on the task bar to inform you to do the next step.
Click here
4
Set auto
search options
Set auto search
the latest
FOX LiveUpdate
Select search
which kind of
versions
Apply the changes
Reset to default value
Double click on the icon as show below, you can see the detailed information.
Double click here
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When you enable "Auto Search FOX LiveUpdate", if your FOX LiveUpdate version is older, it will
auto search from internet and prompt you to install the new version.
Prompt you to
install the new
FOX LiveUpdate
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3-2 Configure - System
This page lets you set the backup BIOS location and change different skin of the FOX LiveUpdate
utility.
Click here
Set the location of
download files or
auto backup BIOS
Select different skin
of the software
Reset to default value
Determine if the FOX LiveUpdate can
auto run when the system starts up
Apply the changes
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3-3 Configure - Advance
This page lets you select to flash BIOS / Boot Block and clear CMOS. If you choose Flash Boot
Block, it means BIOS is not protective, and you must make sure the flash process is continuous
and without any interruption.
Click here
Select which BIOS ROM
to flash(Only available to
motherboard with backup
BIOS ROM )
Select to flash Boot Block
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Select to clear CMOS
Reset to default value
Apply the changes
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!
We recommend that you had better keep the default setting unchanged to avoid any
damage.
4. About & Help
This page shows some information about FOX LiveUpdate.
Click here
Show information about
FOX LiveUpdate
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FOX LOGO
FOX LOGO is a simple and useful utility to backup, change and delete the boot time
Logo. The boot Logo is the image that appears on screen during POST (Power-On
Self-Test).
You can prepare a JPG image (1024x768) file, then use FOX LOGO to open it and
change the boot time Logo. Boot time Logo will be displayed if you enable the BIOS
"Full Screen Logo Show" setting in "Advanced BIOS Features" menu.
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Supporting Operating Systems :
■
Windows 2000
■
Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
■
Windows 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
■
Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
Using FOX LOGO:
Main Page
Main screen
Exit
Backup
Minimize
Change
Website
About
Delete
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When you change Logo or delete current Logo, the system will flash BIOS file automatically. During this time, please DO NOT shut down the application and the system,
or the motherboard will be damaged seriously.
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FOX DMI
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FOX DMI is a full Desktop Management Interface viewer, and it provides three DMI data
formats : Report, Data Fields and Memory Dump.
With DMI information, system maker can easily analyze and troubleshoot your motherboard if there is any problem occurred.
Supporting Operating Systems :
■
Windows 2000
■
Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
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Windows 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
■
Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
Using FOX DMI:
Please operate this utility as the comments shows.
Click here to select
the type you want
to view.
Click here to select
the DMI Data format
you need
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This chapter will cover two topics :
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■
Creating a Bootable Array - Installing a new Windows XP
(Vista) in a brand new RAID system.
Creating a Non-Bootable Array - Existing Windows XP
(Vista) system with new RAID built as data storage.
It includes the following information :
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RAID Configuration Introduction
NVIDIA MediaShield Driver
Create a RAID Driver Diskette
RAID Enable in BIOS
Select a RAID Array for Use
Install a New Windows XP
Setting Up a Non-Bootable RAID Array
The RAID BIOS Setup pictures shown in this chapter are for
reference only, please refer to the practical screen.
Creating a Bootable Array - Installing a new Windows XP (or Vista) in
a brand new RAID system.
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1. Follow 5-1 to create a RAID driver diskette.
2. Follow 5-2 to set RAID enabled in BIOS.
3. Follow 5-3 to select a RAID array for use.
4. Follow 5-4 to Install a new Windows Operating System.
What kinds of hardware and software you need here :
1. A floppy drive.
2. A CD-ROM drive.
3. Several SATA hard disks.
4. A RAID driver diskette. (Could be bundled in motherboard package.)
5. A motherboard driver CD. (To create RAID driver diskette if it is not bundled.)
6. Windows XP or Vista Install CD.
Creating a Non-Bootable Array - Existing Windows XP (or Vista)
system with new RAID built as data storage.
Follow 5-5 to go through the processes to build a new RAID array in your existing
Windows XP system, it includes :
1. Set RAID enabled in BIOS.
2. Follow 5-3 to select a RAID array for use.
3. Run setup program to install NVIDIA RAID driver into your current Windows XP
system.
4. Use Administrative Tools in Control Panel to format new RAID array.
What kinds of hardware and software you need here :
1. A CD-ROM drive.
2. Several SATA hard disks.
3. A motherboard driver CD.
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RAID Configuration Introduction
RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a method for computer data storage
schemes that divide and/or replicate data among multiple hard drives. RAID can be
designed to provide increased data reliability (fault tolerance) or increased I/O (input/
output) performance, or both. The following RAID configurations are provided for
users.
There are three major key concepts in RAID:
1. Mirroring : The copying of data to more than one disk;
2. Striping : The splitting of data across more than one disk;
3. Error correction : Where redundant data is stored to allow problems to be detected
and possibly fixed (known as fault tolerance).
The configuration affects reliability and performance in different ways. The problem
with using more disks is that it is more likely that one will go wrong, but by using
error checking the total system can be made more reliable by being able to survive
and repair the failure. Basic mirroring can speed up reading data as a system can
read different data from both the disks, but it may be slow for writing if it insists that
both disks must confirm that the data is correctly written. Striping is often used for
performance, where it allows sequences of data to be read off multiple disks at the
same time. Error checking typically will slow the system down as data needs to be
read from several places and compared. The design of RAID systems is therefore a
compromise and understanding the requirements of a system is important. Modern
disk arrays typically provide the facility to select the appropriate RAID configuration.
RAID is often used in high availability systems, where it is important that the system
keeps running as much of the time as possible.
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Different RAID levels use one or more of these techniques, depending on the system
requirements. The main aims of using RAID are to improve reliability, important for
protecting information that is critical to a business, for example a database of customer
orders; or where speed is important, for example a system that delivers video on
demand TV programs to many viewers.
RAID 0 (Striped)
RAID 0 reads and writes sectors of data interleaved among multiple drives. If any disk
member fails, it affects the entire array. The disk array data capacity is equal to the
number of drive members times the capacity of the smallest member. RAID 0 does
not support fault tolerance.
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RAID 1 (Mirror)
RAID 1 writes duplicate data onto a pair of drives and reads both sets of data in
parallel. If one of the mirrored drives suffers a mechanical failure or does not respond,
the remaining drive will continue to function. Due to redundancy, the drive capacity of
the array is the capacity of the smallest drive.
RAID 5 (Parity)
RAID 5 provides data striping at the byte level and also stripes error correction
information. This results in excellent performance and good fault tolerance. Level 5 is
one of the most popular implementations of RAID.
RAID 0+1 (Striped Mirror)
RAID 10 is a combination of striping and mirroring. This configuration provides optimal
speed and reliability, but you need four SATA hard disks.
Spanning (JBOD)
JBOD stands for “Just a Bunch of Disks”. Each drive is accessed as if it were on a
standard SCSI host bus adapter. This is useful when a single drive configuration is
needed, but it offers no speed improvement or fault tolerance. A spanned volume is a
formatted partition which data is stored on more than one hard disk, yet appears as
one volume. Unlike RAID, spanned volumes have no fault-tolerance, so if any disk
fails, the data on the whole volume could be lost. Additionally, the system or boot
partitions cannot be included in a spanned volume. FAT16/32 and NTFS file systems
may be used, and the volume can span up to 32 hard disks.
Comparison Table :
Solution
Hard Disks No.
Capacity
Performance
Reliability
Application
>=2
All
Highest
Dangerous
Look for speed
RAID1
2
50%
Read faster
Excellent
100% Data backup
RAID5
>=3
N-1
Read faster
Write slower
Good
Limited budget
>=4
(Even number)
Smallest
*2
High
Excellent
Unlimited budget
>=1
All
none
Dangerous
Big disk space
RAID0
RAID0+1
Span
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NVIDIA® MediaShield Driver
The NVIDIA® MediaShield driver supports RAID 0,RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 0+1
functions. It allows you to get high performance with fault tolerance, big capacity, or
data safety provided by different RAID functions.
Here, we will use four SATA hard disks as an example to guide you how to select your
RAID system. Assume four hard disks are connected to the motherboard :
SATA port 1 - WDC WD1200JD-98HBBO, 111.79GB
SATA port 2 - Hitachi HDT725025VLA, 232.88GB
SATA port 3 - HDS728080PLA380, 76.69GB
SATA port 4 - ST3320620AS, 298.09GB
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The relationships between RAID settings and SATA ports on the motherboard are :
SATA Pri-Master RAID is the SATA port 1 of the motherboard.
SATA Pri-Slave RAID is the SATA port 2.
SATA Sec-Master RAID is the SATA port 3.
SATA Sec-Slave RAID is the SATA port 4.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
MCP SATA Mode
SATA Operation Mode
SATA Pri-Master RAID
SATA Pri-Slave
RAID
SATA Sec-Master RAID
SATA Sec-Slave RAID
[RAID]
Item Help
RAID
[Enabled]
[Enabled] Menu Level ►
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
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To achieve the best performance and reliability, we highly recommend you
using the hard disks with the same brand, size and model number. Though
we are using four different hard disks as an example to describe RAID
function in this chapter, it is only helpful in explaining what the final disk
volume of the RAID array will be. In the real world, using the same model to
build a disk array is strongly recommended.
In section 5-3 later, you will know the relationships between port numbers in the
MediaShield BIOS and SATA ports on the motherboard. We put their descriptions here
for better arrangement. They are :
Port 0.0 is the SATA port 1 of the motherboard.
Port 0.2 is the SATA port 2.
Port 0.1 is the SATA port 3.
Port 0.3 is the SATA port 4.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Striped
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
[+] Add
5
0.0 WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
0.3 ST3320620AS
298.09GB
Stripe Block:
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[-] Del
[TAB] Navigate
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
Two topics will be covered in the following sections :
1). Creating a Bootable Array - Installing a new Windows XP in a brand new RAID
system.
2). Creating a Non-Bootable Array - Existing Windows XP system with new RAID
built as data storage.
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Shut down your computer.
■
Install SATA hard disks into the drive bays, connect all power and SATA cables.
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■
Before installing the SATA hard disks, make sure to turn off the computer
and unplug the power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the
hardware.
Depending on how many SATA ports are built on your motherboard. If your
system is accompanied with a SATA DVD drive, then you may not select
Striped Mirror (RAID 0+1) function if only four SATA ports are provided.
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5-1 Create a RAID Driver Diskette
If you want to install a brand new Windows XP on a RAID system, you need to create a
RAID driver floppy diskette which will be used during Windows XP installation later.
1. Find a PC, put a diskette into its floppy
drive A:, this diskette will be formatted
later. Put the driver CD into CD-ROM
drive, when the screen appears, click on
"Utility" icon, then click on "Create RAID
Driver Floppy" icon.
3. Depending on which platform your XP
system is, normally, it is a 32-bit system.
Use Windows explorer, and go to CD:\
Driver\NVIDIA\MCP73\Chipset\WinXP\
32bit\IDE\WinXP\sataraid, click on
RaidTool icon to start the creation.
4. Click "GO" to start.
5. Select the desired destination FDD drive.
It can be the default drive A: or any USB
FDD. Click "OK" to continue.
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2. A message pops out telling you where to
find the routine in driver CD to create the
driver diskette.
6. Insert a diskette, click "OK" to continue.
5
7. You can input a volume label for this diskette,
click on "Start" to format.
8. Click on "OK" to go through this warning
message.
9. Format finished. Click "OK" to continue copying of
RAID driver into this diskette.
10. Check if the diskette contains the driver files.
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5-2 RAID Enable in BIOS
1. Enter the BIOS setup by pressing <DEL> key when boot up.
2. Select the “Integrated Peripherals” from the “Main menu”, then select the “MCP
SATA Mode” menu and press <Enter> to go to the configuration items.
3. Enable RAID function and individual SATA port for hard drive or DVD connection.
4. Press <F10> to save the setting then PC will reboot itself.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
MCP SATA Mode
SATA Operation Mode
SATA Pri-Master RAID
SATA Pri-Slave
RAID
SATA Sec-Master RAID
SATA Sec-Slave RAID
[RAID]
Item Help
RAID
[Enabled]
[Enabled] Menu Level ►
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
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↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
5-3 Select a RAID Array for Use
When BIOS is restarted, it will display a message asking you to press [F10] key to
enter the main menu of MediaShield BIOS. Press [F10], the screen appears.
At the bottom of each screen displayed, there is one line listing each key’s function,
such as <Tab>, <Enter>, <ESC>...etc. It is helpful to make your choice easier.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Mirrored
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
0.0
0.0 WDC
WDC WD1200JD-9
WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
111.79GB
0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
0.3 ST3320620AS
298.09GB
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
Stripe Block:
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
[+] Add
[-] Del
[TAB] Navigate
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[↑↓] Select
[Enter] Popup
Create RAID 0 (Striped)
1. Select "Striped" from the RAID Mode. The menu appears :
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Striped
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
[+] Add
5
0.0 WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
0.3 ST3320620AS
298.09GB
Stripe Block:
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[-] Del
[TAB] Navigate
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
2. Select two hard disks to build our RAID0 system.
3. Press [TAB] to navigate to left drive panel, then use [→] and [↓] keys to add the hard
disks to the right drive panel.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Striped
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Stripe Block:
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
0.3 ST3320620AS
298.09GB
[+] Add
[-] Del
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
Optimal
Optimal
0.0 WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
[TAB] Navigate
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Capacity
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
4. The stripe value should be selected based on different applications. It ranges from
4KB to 128KB. Some suggested choices are :
16K - Best for sequential transfer.
64K - Good general purpose strip size.
128K - Best performance for most desktops and workstations.
Keep it at Optimal default value. Press <F7> to finish the setting.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Striped
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Stripe Block:
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
AllHDT725
data on new232.88GB
(or added) disks will 0.0
be overwritten.
Continue? 111.79GB
0.2 Hitachi
WDC WD1200JD-9
0.3 ST3320620AS
298.09GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.79GB
[+] Add
[Y] YES [N] NO
5
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[-] Del
[TAB] Navigate
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
5. Press [Y] to continue, and press [Y] again to select "Clear MBR".
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Striped
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Stripe Block:
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GBClear MBR?0.0 WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
0.3 ST3320620AS
298.09GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
[+] Add
[Y] YES [N] NO
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[-] Del
[TAB] Navigate
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[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
6. The screen displays a STRIPE array of 153.38GB, which is twice the size of the smallest
hard disk. That is, 2*76.69GB = 153.38GB.
If you want to build a new Operating System (such as Windows XP) in this RAID
system, please press [B] to select it as bootable.
You can then press [Ctrl]+[X] keys to exit the setup program, and restart your PC.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Array List Status
Vendor
Array
Size
Healthy
NVIDIA
STRIPE
153.38G
5
Boot
[Ctrl-X] Exit
[↑↓] Select
[B] Set Bootable
[N] New Array
[ENTER] Detail
7. In above screen, you also can press <Enter> to know the detailed drive information of
this RAID system. Press [D] here allow you to delete previous settings, and go back
to the first time when MediaShield was started.
Array 4 : NVIDIA STRIPE 153.38G
- Array Detail RAID Mode: Striped
Stripe Width :
2
Port Index Disk Model
0.0
0.1
[R] Rebuild
0
1
Stripe Block:
Capacity
WDC WD1200JD-98HBB0
HDS728080PLA380
[D] Delete
64K
[C] Clear MBR
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111.79G
76.69GB
[ENTER] Return
Create RAID 1 (Mirrored)
1. Select “Mirrored” from the RAID Mode.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Mirrored
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
0.0 WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
0.3 ST3320620AS
298.09GB
Stripe Block:
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
[+] Add
5
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[-] Del
[TAB] Navigate
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
2. Select two hard disks to build our RAID1 system.
3. Press [TAB] to navigate to left drive panel, then use [→] and [↓] keys to add the hard
disks to the right drive panel.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Mirrored
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Stripe Block:
0.0 WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
[+] Add
[-] Del
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
0.2 Hitachi HDT725
0.3 ST3320620AS
[TAB] Navigate
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[↑↓] Select
Capacity
232.88GB
298.09GB
[ENTER] Popup
4. The stripe block value is fixed and not changeable.
Press <F7> to finish the setting.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Mirrored
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Stripe Block:
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
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AllHDT725
data on new232.88GB
(or added) disks will 0.0
be overwritten.
Continue? 111.79GB
0.2 Hitachi
WDC WD1200JD-9
0.3 ST3320620AS
298.09GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.79GB
[+] Add
[Y] YES [N] NO
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[-] Del
[TAB] Navigate
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
5. Press [Y] to continue, and press [Y] again to select "Clear MBR".
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Mirrored
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Stripe Block:
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
0.0 WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GBClear MBR? 0.2 Hitachi HDT725
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
0.3 ST3320620AS
[+] Add
[Y] YES [N] NO
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
Capacity
232.88GB
298.09GB
[-] Del
[TAB] Navigate
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[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
6. The screen displays a MIRRORED array of 232.88GB, which is the size of the smallest
hard disk. That is, 232.88GB.
If you want to build a new Operating System (such as Windows XP) in this RAID
system, please press [B] to select it as bootable.
You can then press [Ctrl]+[X] keys to exit the setup program, and restart your PC.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Array List Boot
Status
Vendor
Array
Healthy
NVIDIA
MIRROR 232.88G
Size
5
[Ctrl-X] Exit
[↑↓] Select
[B] Set Bootable
[N] New Array
[ENTER] Detail
7. In above screen, you also can press <Enter> to know the detailed drive information of
this RAID system. Press [D] here allow you to delete previous settings, and go back
to the first time when MediaShield was started.
Array 4 : NVIDIA MIRROR 76.69G
- Array Detail RAID Mode: Mirrored
Stripe Width :
1
Port Index Disk Model
0.2
0.3
[R] Rebuild
0
1
Stripe Block:
Capacity
Hitachi HDT725025VLA380
ST3320620AS
[D] Delete
[C] Clear MBR
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64K
232.88G
298.09G
[ENTER] Return
Create RAID 0+1 (Striped Mirror)
1. Select “Striped Mirror” from the RAID Mode. The menu appears :
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Striped
Mirrored
Mirror
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
[+] Add
5
0.0 WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
0.3 ST3320620AS
298.09GB
Stripe Block:
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[-] Del
[TAB] Navigate
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
2. Select four hard disks to build our RAID0+1 system.
3. Press [TAB] to navigate to left drive panel, then use [→] and [↓] keys to add the hard
disks to the right drive panel.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Striped
Mirrored
Mirror
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Stripe Block:
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
0.0
0.1
[+] Add 0.2
0.3
[-] Del
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
Optimal
Optimal
WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
ST3320620AS
298.09GB
[TAB] Navigate
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Capacity
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
4. The stripe value should be selected based on different applications. It ranges from
4KB to 128KB. Some suggested choices are :
16K - Best for sequential transfer.
64K - Good general purpose strip size.
128K - Best performance for most desktops and workstations .
Keep it at Optimal default value. Press <F7> to finish the setting.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Striped
Mirrored
Mirror
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Stripe Block:
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
WDC WD1200JD-9
All data on new (or added) disks will 0.0
be overwritten.
Continue? 111.79GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.79GB
[+] Add 0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
0.3 ST3320620AS
298.09GB
[Y] YES [N] NO
5
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[-] Del
[F7] Finish
[TAB] Navigate
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
5. Press [Y] to continue, and press [Y] again to select "Clear MBR".
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array Mirror
RAID Mode: Striped
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Clear MBR? 0.0
0.1
[+] Add 0.2
[Y] YES [N] NO
0.3
[ESC] Quit
Stripe Block:
Capacity
WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
ST3320620AS
298.09GB
[-] Del
[TAB] Navigate
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[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
6. The screen displays a RAID 0+1 array of 153.38GB, which is twice the size of the
smallest hard disk. That is, 2*76.69= 153.38GB.
If you want to build a new Operating System (such as Windows XP) in this RAID
system, please press [B] to select it as bootable.
You can then press [Ctrl]+[X] keys to exit the setup program, and restart your PC.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Array List Status
Vendor
Array
Healthy
NVIDIA
RAID 0+1 153.38G
Size
5
Boot
[Ctrl-X] Exit
[↑↓] Select
[B] Set Bootable
[N] New Array
[ENTER] Detail
7. In above screen, you also can press <Enter> to know the detailed drive information of
this RAID system. Press [D] here allow you to delete previous settings, and go back
to the first time when MediaShield was started.
Array 4 : NVIDIA RAID 0+1 153.38G
- Array Detail RAID Mode: Striped Mirror
Stripe Width :
2
Stripe Block:
Port
Index
Disk Model
0.0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0
1
2
3
WDC WD1200JD-98HBB0
HDS728080PLA380
Hitachi HDT725025VLA380
ST3320620AS
[R] Rebuild
[D] Delete
[C] Clear MBR
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64K
Capacity
111.79G
76.69GB
232.88G
298.09G
[ENTER] Return
Create RAID 5
1. Select “RAID5” from the RAID Mode.
The menu appears :
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: RAID5
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Optimal
Optimal
Stripe Block:
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
[+] Add
[-] Del
5
0.0 WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
0.3 ST3320620AS
298.09GB
Capacity
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[TAB] Navigate
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
2. Select three SATA hard disks to build our RAID5 system.
3. Press [TAB] to navigate to left drive panel, then use [→] and [↓] keys to add the hard
disks to the right drive panel.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: RAID5
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Stripe Block:
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
0.0 WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
[+] Add 0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
[-] Del
0.3 ST3320620AS
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
298.09GB
[F7] Finish
[TAB] Navigate
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[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
4. The stripe value should be selected based on different applications. It ranges from
4KB to 128KB. Some suggested choices are :
16K - Best for sequential transfer.
64K - Good general purpose strip size.
128K - Best performance for most desktops and workstations .
Keep it at Optimal default value. Press <F7> to finish the setting.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: RAID5
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Stripe Block:
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
5
All data on new298.09GB
(or added) disks will 0.0
be overwritten.
Continue? 111.79GB
WDC WD1200JD-9
0.3 ST3320620AS
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
[+] Add 0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
[Y] YES [N] NO
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[-] Del
[TAB] Navigate
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
5. Press [Y] to continue, and press [Y] again to select "Clear MBR".
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: RAID5
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Stripe Block:
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Clear MBR? 0.0
0.3 ST3320620AS
298.09GB
0.1
[+] Add 0.2
[Y] YES [N] NO
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
Optimal
Optimal
Capacity
WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
[-] Del
[TAB] Navigate
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[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
6. The screen displays a RAID5 array of 153.38GB, which is twice the size of the smallest
hard disk. That is, 2*76.69= 153.38GB. Another hard disk is used for parity check.
If you want to build a new Operating System (such as Windows XP) in this RAID
system, please press [B] to select it as bootable.
You can then press [Ctrl]+[X] keys to exit the setup program, and restart your PC.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Array List Boot
Status
Vendor
Array
Healthy
NVIDIA
RAID5
Size
153.38G
5
[Ctrl-X] Exit
[↑↓] Select
[B] Set Bootable
[N] New Array
[ENTER] Detail
7. In above screen, you also can press <Enter> to know the detailed drive information of
this RAID system. Press [D] here allow you to delete previous settings, and go back
to the first time when MediaShield was started.
Array 4 : NVIDIA RAID5 153.38G
- Array Detail RAID Mode: RAID5
Stripe Width :
2
Port Index Disk Model
0.0
0.1
0.2
[R] Rebuild
0
1
2
Stripe Block:
Capacity
WDC WD1200JD-98HBB0
HDS728080PLA380
Hitachi HDT725025VLA380
[D] Delete
[C] Clear MBR
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64K
111.79G
76.69GB
232.88G
[ENTER] Return
Create Spanned RAID
1. Select “Spanned” from the RAID Mode. The menu appears :
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Spanned
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
0.0 WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
0.3 ST3320620AS
298.09GB
Stripe Block:
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
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[+] Add
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[-] Del
[F7] Finish
[TAB] Navigate
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
2. Select three SATA hard disks to build our Spanned RAID system.
3. Press [TAB] to navigate to left drive panel, then use [→] and [↓] keys to add the hard
disks to the right drive panel.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Spanned
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Stripe Block:
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
0.0 WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
[+] Add 0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
[-] Del
0.3 ST3320620AS
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
298.09GB
[F7] Finish
[TAB] Navigate
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[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
4. The stripe block value is fixed and not changeable.
Press <F7> to finish the setting.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Spanned
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Stripe Block:
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
All data on new298.09GB
(or added) disks will 0.0
be overwritten.
Continue? 111.79GB
WDC WD1200JD-9
0.3 ST3320620AS
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
[+] Add 0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
[Y] YES [N] NO
5
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[-] Del
[TAB] Navigate
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
5. Press [Y] to continue, and press [Y] again to select "Clear MBR".
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Spanned
Mirrored
Free Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
0.3 ST3320620AS
Stripe Block:
Optimal
Optimal
Array Disks
Port Disk Model
Capacity
Clear MBR? 0.0 WDC WD1200JD-9 111.79GB
298.09GB
0.1 HDS728080PLA38 76.69GB
[+] Add 0.2 Hitachi HDT725
232.88GB
[Y] YES [N] NO
[ESC] Quit
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[-] Del
[TAB] Navigate
89
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
6. The screen displays a Spanned RAID array of 421.36GB, which is the total sizes of
these three hard disks. That is, 111.79+76.69+232.88= 421.36GB. We recommend
not setting it to bootable as it will be impossible to recover if crashed. You can then
press [Ctrl]+[X] keys to exit the setup program, and restart your PC.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Array List Status
Vendor
Array
Healthy
NVIDIA
SPAN
Size
421.36G
5
Boot
[Ctrl-X] Exit
[↑↓] Select
[B] Set Bootable
[N] New Array
[ENTER] Detail
7. In above screen, you also can press <Enter> to know the detailed drive information of
this RAID system. Press [D] here allow you to delete previous settings, and go back
to the first time when MediaShield was started.
Array 4 : NVIDIA SPAN 421.36G
- Array Detail RAID Mode: Spanned
Stripe Width :
3
Port Index Disk Model
0.0
0.1
0.2
[R] Rebuild
0
1
2
Stripe Block:
Capacity
WDC WD1200JD-98HBB0
HDS728080PLA380
Hitachi HDT725025VLA380
[D] Delete
[C] Clear MBR
90
64K
111.79G
76.69GB
232.88G
[ENTER] Return
5-4 Install a New Windows XP
Assume a Mirrored array (232.88GB) was created as introduced in section 5-3, after
the system restarts :
1. Press <DEL> to enter BIOS Setup during POST.
2. Insert the Windows installation CD into the optical drive.
3. Set the “First Boot Device” to “CDROM”, save changes and exit BIOS.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced BIOS Features
► Removable Device Priority
► Hard Disk Boot Priority
► CD-ROM Boot Priority
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Security Option
Full Screen Logo Show
[Press Enter]
Item Help
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter] Menu Level ►
[CDROM]
CDROM
[CDROM] Select Network
[Hard Disk]
Boot Device Priority
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[on]
[Setup]
[Enabled]
5
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values
F7: Optimized Defaults
4.The computer will reboot, and it will start installing Windows Operating System.
Watch the screen carefully, when the following picture appears, press <F6> key
immediately. If you forgot to do this, PC will go to an fatal blue screen, and you
may need to reboot the system again. PC may not respond to your <F6> input
immediately, and it keeps loading files until the next screen displays.
Windows Setup
Press F6 if you need to install a 3rd party SCSI or RAID driver.
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5.After some files are copied to your system, the following picture appears, press <S>
to continue the specific driver installation.
Windows Setup
5
Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass storage devices
installed in your system, or you have chosen to manually specify an adapter.
Currently, Setup will load support for the following mass storage device(s):
<none>
* To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM drivers, or special
disk controllers for use with Windows, including those for
which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device
manufacturer, press S.
* If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage
device manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional
mass storage devices for use with Windows, press ENTER.
S=Specify Additional Device
ENTER=Continue
F3=Exit
6. It will ask you to insert the RAID driver diskette into your floppy drive. Press <Enter>
after it is done.
Windows Setup
Please insert the disk labeled
manufacturer-supplied hardware support disk
into Drive A:
* Press ENTER when ready
Enter=Continue ESC=Cancel F3=Exit
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7. There are two drivers, all these two drivers must be installed. Press [Enter] to select
the first driver - "NVIDIA RAID Driver (required)".
Windows Setup
You have chosen to configure a SCSI Adapter for use with Windows,
using a device support disk provided by an adapter manufacturer.
Select the SCSI Adapter you want from the following list, or press ESC
to return to the previous screen.
NVIDIA RAID Driver (required)
NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required)
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ENTER=Select
F3=Exit
8. A confirmation message apperas to double check if the driver is really what we
wanted. As we need to install both two drivers, so we will press <S> again to select
the second driver. It will ask you to insert the RAID driver diskette into your floppy
drive again, press <Enter> to continue.
Windows Setup
Setup will load support for the following mass storage device(s):
NVIDIA RAID Driver (required)
* To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM drivers, or special
disk controllers for use with Windows, including those for
which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device
manufacturer, press S.
* If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage
device manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional
mass storage devices for use with Windows, press ENTER.
S=Specify Additional Device
ENTER=Continue
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F3=Exit
9. Use [↓] key to select "NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required)", then press
[Enter].
Windows Setup
You have chosen to configure a SCSI Adapter for use with Windows,
using a device support disk provided by an adapter manufacturer.
Select the SCSI Adapter you want from the following list, or press ESC
to return to the previous screen.
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NVIDIA RAID Driver (required)
NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required)
ENTER=Select
F3=Exit
10. Two drivers are displayed. Press <Enter> to continue.
Windows Setup
Setup will load support for the following mass storage device(s):
NVIDIA RAID Driver (required)
NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required)
* To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM drivers, or special
disk controllers for use with Windows, including those for
which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device
manufacturer, press S.
* If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage
device manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional
mass storage devices for use with Windows, press ENTER.
S=Specify Additional Device
ENTER=Continue
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F3=Exit
11. Windows will display the partition of your system. As we are using a Mirrored RAID
array as an example, its size 232.88GB is now displayed as 238473MB. You can
press [C] to create partitions as many as you wish, assign them C:, D: or E: logical
drive names.
(Note : 238473MB/1024 = 232.88GB)
Windows XP Professional Setup
The following list shows the existing partitions and
unpartitioned space on this computer.
Use the UP ad DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list.
● To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press ENTER.
● To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C.
● To delete the selected partitions, press D.
238473 MB Disk 0 at id 1 on bus 0 on nvrd32 [MBR]
Unpartitioned space
238473
MB
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ENTER=Install
C=Create Partition
F3=Quit
12. In this example, we will create a 30GB partition C: and leave the remainding space
as a partition E:. (D: is allocated by a DVD drive)
13. Press <Enter> to install Windows. The Windows XP install processes will ask you
to format your hard disk, then copy files...etc. Follow the installation steps until the
whole Windows is setup.
Windows XP Professional Setup
The following list shows the existing partitions and
unpartitioned space on this computer.
Use the UP ad DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list.
● To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press ENTER.
● To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C.
● To delete the selected partitions, press D.
238473 MB Disk 0 at id 1 on bus 0 on nvrd32 [MBR]
C:Partition1 [New (Raw)]
E: Partition2 [New (Raw)]
Unpartitioned space
ENTER=Install
D=Delete Partition
29996 MB ( 29996 MB free)
208468 MB ( 208468 MB free)
8 MB
F3=Quit
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5-5 Setting Up a Non-Bootable RAID Array
This section assumes the following setup :
■ Boot Disk with Windows XP installed :
One hard disk HDS728080PLAT20 (80GB) is connected to the IDE channel, and set
to Master.
■ A Mirrored RAID Array Disk :
Two SATA hard disks are configured as a mirrored RAID1 array, they are :
Hitachi HDT725025VLA, (232.88GB) connected to SATA port2 of the moherboard.
Segate ST3320620AS, (298.09GB) connected to SATA port4.
■ A SATA DVD Drive :
A DVD drive connected to SATA port1.
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NING
AR
!
W
To achieve the best performance and reliability, we highly recommend you
using the hard disks with the same brand, size and model number. Though
we are using different brand of hard disks as an example here, the purpose
is only for easy understanding.
1. Reboot your system, and go to "MCP SATA Mode" menu.
Enable the RAID function together with the SATA ports which have the hard disks
and DVD drive connected. Press [F10] to save the settings and reboot.
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
MCP SATA Mode
SATA Operation Mode
SATA Pri-Master RAID
SATA Pri-Slave
RAID
SATA Sec-Master RAID
SATA Sec-Slave RAID
[RAID]
Item Help
RAID
[Enabled]
[Enabled] Menu Level ►
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5:Previous Values
F7:Optimized Defaults
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2. Select a RAID array for use (also can refer to section 5-3)
After rebooting your computer, you will see the RAID software prompting you to
press [F10].
Press [F10] to enter the NVIDIA MediaShield BIOS setup and configure the mirrored
RAID array as described in the 5-3 section. Finally, you can reach this step as
depicted.
MediaShield BIOS Jul 27 2007
- Array List Boot
Status
Vendor
Array
Healthy
NVIDIA
MIRROR 232.88G
Size
5
[Ctrl-X] Exit
[↑↓] Select
[B] Set Bootable
[N] New Array
[ENTER] Detail
3. Press [Ctrl]+[X] keys to exit and go to Windows.
4. In Windows, click "Cancel" to skip any "Found New Hardware Wizard".
Use driver CD and click on "NVIDIA MCP73 Chipset Driver" to install the NVIDIA
RAID driver. The RAID driver will be installed only when you select "RAID" in "RAID
Operation Mode" setting. If you do not select RAID, then RAID driver will not be
installed.
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5. After the NVIDIA driver is installed, it will ask you to click "Finish" to restart your
computer.
6. When Windows starts, a "Found New Hardware" message is prompting you to
reboot again.
Click "Yes" to restart your computer.
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7. After PC starts, the RAID array is now ready to be initialized under Windows.
Launch Computer Management by clicking Start -> Settings -> Control Panel then
open the Administrative Tools folder and double click on Computer Management.
Click Disk Management (under the Storage section).
The Initialize and Convert Disk Wizards appears. Click "Next" to continue.
The RAID array is named as Disk1 and its status is unknown and not Initialized.
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8. A "Select Disks to Initialize" window will appear. The disks listed depend on how
many arrays you have configured. Select "Disk1" and click "Next" to continue.
9. When "Select Disks to Convert" window appears, do not select anything and click
"Next" to continue.
10. When the "Completing the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard" window appears,
click "Finish" to complete the wizard.
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11. The Computer Management window appears. The actual disks listed will depend
on your system. In below figure, you can see there is a 232.88 GB unallocated
partition. You must format the unallocated disk space before using it.
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Right click "Unallocated space", select "New Partition…" and follow the Wizard
instrucrtions.
12. When "New Partition Wizard" appears, click "Next" to continue.
13. When "Primary partition" screen appears, click "Next" to continue.
14. When "Specify Partition Size" screen appears, click "Next" to continue.
15. When "Assign Drive Letter or Path" screen appears, click "Next" to continue.
16. Click "Finish" to end the "New Partition Wizard".
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17. The format of disk array (Disk1) is in processing.
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18. Format completed, now you can start using your RAID array.
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