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User’s Manual
EPIA-SP
Version 1.11
September 24, 2008
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FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his
personal expense.
Notice 1
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Notice 2
Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply with
the emission limits.
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
Safety Instructions
1.
Always read the safety instructions carefully.
2.
Keep this User's Manual for future reference.
3.
Keep this equipment away from humidity.
4.
Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
5.
The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the equipment from
6.
Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 110/220V before
7.
Place the power cord in such a way that people cannot step on it. Do not place anything
8.
Always unplug the power cord before inserting any add-on card or module.
9.
All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
connecting the equipment to the power inlet.
over the power cord.
10. Never pour any liquid into the opening. Liquid can cause damage or electrical shock.
11. If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by a service personnel:
•
The power cord or plug is damaged
•
Liquid has penetrated into the equipment
•
The equipment has been exposed to moisture
•
The equipment has not work well or you cannot get it work according to User's
•
The equipment has dropped and damaged
•
If the equipment has obvious sign of breakage
Manual.
12. DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT UNCONDITIONED,
STORAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 60 C (140F), IT MAY DAMAGE THE
EQUIPMENT.
Caution:
Only use the appropriate battery specified for this product.
Do not reuse, recharge, or reheat an old battery.
Do not attempt to force open the battery.
Do not discard used batteries with regular trash.
Discard used batteries according to local regulations.
BOX CONTENTS
One
One
One
One
One
VIA Mini-ITX mainboard
Quick Installation Guide
ATA-133/100 IDE ribbon cable
driver and utilities CD
IO bracket
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Box Contents ................................................................................ i
Table of Contents..........................................................................ii
Chapter 1 .................................................................................... 1
Specifications ........................................................................... 1
Mainboard Specifications ........................................................... 2
Mainboard Layout ..................................................................... 4
Back Panel Layout .................................................................... 5
Back Panel Ports ....................................................................... 6
Slots ........................................................................................ 6
Onboard Connectors ................................................................. 7
Onboard Jumpers ..................................................................... 7
Chapter 2 .................................................................................... 9
Installation ............................................................................... 9
CPU ........................................................................................10
Memory Module Installation .....................................................14
Connecting the Power Supply ...................................................17
Back Panel Ports ......................................................................19
Connectors..............................................................................23
Jumpers ..................................................................................38
Slots .......................................................................................41
Chapter 3 ...................................................................................43
BIOS Setup .............................................................................43
Entering Setup.........................................................................44
Control Keys............................................................................45
Navigating the BIOS Menus ......................................................46
Getting Help ............................................................................47
Main Menu ..............................................................................48
Standard CMOS Features .........................................................50
IDE Drives...............................................................................51
Advanced BIOS Features ..........................................................52
Hard Disk Boot Priority .............................................................55
Advanced Chipset Features ......................................................56
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Integrated Peripherals..............................................................59
Super IO Device ......................................................................61
Power Management Setup........................................................63
Peripheral Activities..................................................................65
IRQs Activities .........................................................................68
PNP/PCI Configurations............................................................69
IRQ Resources.........................................................................71
PC Health Status......................................................................72
Frequency / Voltage Control .....................................................73
Load Fail-Safe Defaults ............................................................76
Load Optimized Defaults ..........................................................77
Set Supervisor / User Password ................................................78
Save & Exit Setup ....................................................................80
Exit Without Saving..................................................................81
Chapter 4 ...................................................................................83
Driver Installation ....................................................................83
Driver Utilities..........................................................................84
CD Content .............................................................................86
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CHAPTER 1
Specifications
The ultra-compact and highly integrated VIA EPIA-SP uses the MiniITX mainboard form-factor developed by VIA Technologies, Inc. as
part of the company’s open industry-wide total connectivity initiative.
The mainboard enables the creation of an exciting new generation of
small, ergonomic, innovative and affordable embedded systems.
Through a high level of integration, the Mini-ITX occupy 66% of the
size of FlexATX mainboard form factor. The mainboard comes with
an embedded VIA Processor, boasting of ultra-low power
consumption, cool and quite operation.
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Chapter 1
MAINBOARD SPECIFICATIONS
CPU
•
VIA C3 / Eden EBGA Processor
Chipset
•
VIA CN400 North Bridge
•
VIA VT8237R-series South Bridge
Graphics
•
Integrated UniChrome™ Pro AGP with MPEG-2 decoding / MPEG-4
Acceleration
Audio
•
VIA VT1617A 6-channel AC'97 Codec
Memory
•
1 x DDR 400 / 333 / 266 DIMM socket (up to 1 GB)
Expansion Slot
•
1 x PCI slot
•
2 x UltraDMA 133/100 connectors, with Direct DOM Support
IDE
LAN
•
VIA VT6103 10/100 Base-T Ethernet PHY
IEEE 1394
•
VIA VT6307S IEEE 1394 Fire Wire
TV-Out (optional)
•
VIA VT1623M TV Encoder
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Specifications
Back Panel I/O Ports
•
1 x PS/2 mouse port and 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
•
1 x RJ-45 LAN port
•
1 x Serial port
•
2 x USB 2.0 ports
•
1 x RCA port (SPDIF or TV out)
•
1 x S-Video port
•
1 x VGA port
•
3 x Audio Jacks: line-out, line-in and mic-in (Horizontal, Smart 5.1
Support)
Onboard I/O Connectors
•
3 x USB pin headers for 6 additional USB 2.0 ports
•
1 x IEEE 1394 pin header
•
1 x Serial port pin header for COM2
•
1 x VIP pin header
•
1 x Front Panel audio pin header (Mic-in and Line-out)
•
1 x CD audio-in connector
•
1 x FIR pin header
•
1 x KBMS pin header (KB/MS or CIR)
•
1 x LPT port pin header
•
1 x Wake On LAN connector
•
2 x Fan connectors (CPU Fan and System Fan)
•
1 x +12V power connector
•
1 x SMBus connector
•
1 x LVDS (function to be supported w/ an additional daughter card)
•
1 x WP pin header
BIOS
•
Award BIOS with 4/8Mbit flash memory capacity
•
ACPI2.0, SMBIOS2.1 and DMI2.2
Form Factor
•
Mini-ITX (6 layers)
•
17 cm X 17 cm
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Chapter 1
MAINBOARD LAYOUT
Top: Mouse
Bottom: Keyboard
CPUFAN
ATXPWR
KBMS
SYSFAN
C3TM Processor
DIMM1
Top: COM1
Bottom: VGA port
+12V_PWR
SMBus
Top: RJ45 port
Bottom: USB port
CN400
J1
S-Video port
LVDS
RCA Jack
SPDIF_SEL1
COM2
Microphone
F_AUDIO CD_IN
Line-In
FIR
USB 3/4
USB 5/6
LPT
USB 7/8
WP
BIOS
Socket
CLEAR_CMOS
VT8237R-series
Line-Out
SATA_1 SATA_2
IDE1 IDE2
WOL
SPDIF
VIP_2
CMOS battery
1394_1
PCI Slot
4
F_PANEL
Specifications
BACK PANEL LAYOUT
PS/2 Mouse
COM1
RJ45
RCA / SPDIF
PS/2 Keyboard
VGA Out
USB
S-Video
5
Line-Out Line-In
Microphone
Chapter 1
BACK PANEL PORTS
Port
Description
Audio Jacks
COM1
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 Keyboard
RCA/SPDIF
RJ45
USB
VGA
S-Video
3 Audio ports (line-out, line-in and mic-in)
Serial port 1
PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
RCA port (SPDIF or TV out)
RJ45 port
USB 2.0 ports
VGA port
S-Video port
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19-22
19
19
19
19-20
19-20
19-20
19
19-20
SLOTS
Port
Description
DDR DIMM
PCI
Memory module slot
Expansion card slot
Page
14-16
41-42
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Specifications
ONBOARD CONNECTORS
Connector
Description
+12V_CONN
1394_1
ATXPWR
CD_IN
COM 2
CPUFAN
FIR
F_AUDIO
F_PANEL
IDE 1-2
KBMS Header
LPT
LVDS
SATA1 and 2
SMBus_Header
SYSFAN
USB 3-4/5-6/7-8
VIP_2
WOL
12V Power connector
IEEE 1394 connector
Power cable connector
Onboard CD audio cable connector
COM port 2 connector
CPU fan connector
Fast Infrared Radiation connector
Front Audio connector
Front panel connector
IDE drive connectors
Keyboard and Mouse connector
Parallel port connector
LVDS connector
Serial ATA 1 and 2 connectors
SMBus connector
System fan connector
Universal Serial Bus 2.0 connectors 3-4/5-6/7-8
VIP connector
Wake On LAN connector
Page
12-13
31-32
17-18
31-32
31-32
12
28
33-34
26-27
23-24
38, 40
28-29
36-37
25
33
12
30
35
31
ONBOARD JUMPERS
Jumper
Description
CLEAR_CMOS
J1
SPDIF_SEL
WP
Reset CMOS settings
IDE selector
S/PDIF selector
BIOS write protection setting
Page
7
38-39
38, 40
38, 40
38, 40
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CHAPTER 2
Installation
This chapter provides you with information about hardware
installation procedures. It is recommended to use a grounded wrist
strap before handling computer components. Electrostatic discharge
(ESD) can damage some components.
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Chapter 2
CPU
The VIA C3 E-Series Processor
The VIA EPIA-SP Mini-ITX mainboard includes an embedded VIA C3 or Eden
Processor. The VIA C3 Processor provides ultra-low power consumption and
advanced thermal dissipation properties. The VIA C3 Processor requires
heatsink and a CPU fan to provide sufficient cooling. Ensure that the CPU
fan is correctly installed as shown.
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The VIA Eden Processor
Providing ultra-low power consumption and advanced thermal dissipation
properties, the VIA Eden Processor features a fanless design. The VIA Eden
Processor requires only a heatsink as shown.
Caution:
This mainboard is not designed to support overclocking. Any attempt to
operate beyond product specifications is not recommended. We do not
guarantee the damage or risks caused by inadequate operation or
beyond product specifications.
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CPU Fan and System Fan: CPUFAN and SYSFAN
The CPUFAN (CPU fan) and SYSFAN (system fan) run on +12V and maintain
system cooling. When connecting the wire to the connectors, always be
aware that the red wire is the Positive and should be connected to the +12V.
The black wire is Ground and should always be connected to GND. The CPU
system and power fan connectors have sensors to support fan monitoring
except for +12V_CONN.
1
1
+12V_CONN
1
SYSFAN
CPUFAN
C3TM Processor
CN400
VT8237R
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+12V Power Connector
This 12V power connector is used to provide additional +12V power to the
rest of the system.
Pin
Signal
1
2
+12V
GND
1
+12V_CONN
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Chapter 2
MEMORY MODULE INSTALLATION
The VIA EPIA-SP Mini-ITX mainboard provides one 184-pin DIMM slot for
DDR400/333/266 SDRAM memory modules and supports the memory size
up to 1GB.
DDR SDRAM Module Installation Procedures
•
Locate the DIMM sockets in the motherboard.
C3TM Processor
CN400
VT8237R
DIMM1
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•
Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing the retaining clips outward.
•
Align a DIMM on the socket such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
•
Firmly insert the DIMM into the socket until the retaining clips snap
back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.
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Available DDR SDRAM Configurations
Refer to the table below for available DDR SDRAM configurations on the
mainboard.
Slot
Module Size
Total
DIMM
64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
Maximum supported system memory
16
64MB-1GB
64MB-1GB
Installation
CONNECTING THE POWER SUPPLY
The VIA EPIA-SP Mini-ITX mainboard supports a conventional ATX power
supply for the power system. Before inserting the power supply connector,
always make sure that all components are installed correctly to ensure that
no damage will be caused.
ATX 20-Pin Power Connector
To connect the ATX power supply, make sure the power plug is inserted in
the proper orientation and the pins are aligned. Then push down the plug
firmly into the connector.
1
ATXPWR
C3TM Processor
CN400
VT8237R
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Chapter 2
ATX 20 Pin Power Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
+3.3V
+3.3V
GND
+5V
GND
+5V
GND
Power Good
+5V Standby
+12V
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
+3.3V
-12V
GND
Power Supply On
GND
GND
GND
NC
+5V
+5V
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BACK PANEL PORTS
The back panel has the following ports:
PS/2 Mouse
COM1
RJ45
RCA / SPDIF
PS/2 Keyboard
VGA Out
USB
S-Video
Line-Out Line-In
Microphone
Keyboard and Mouse
The green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse. The purple
connector is for a PS/2 keyboard.
VGA Out
The 15-pin female VGA connector can be used
to connect to any analog VGA monitor.
Serial port: COM 1
This 9-pin COM 1 port is for pointing devices or
other serial devices.
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Chapter 2
RJ45 10/100 LAN Connector
The mainboard provides a standard RJ-45 port. This port
allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN)
through a network hub
USB 2.0 ports 1and 2
These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
S-Video port
This port allows you to connect TV monitor or S-video device
to the mainboard.
SPDIF jack
This jack connects to external audio output devices.
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Audio Port:
Line Out jack
This Line Out (lime) jack connects a headphone or a speaker. In 6-channel
mode, the function of this jack becomes Front Speaker Out.
Line In jack
This Line In (light blue) jack connects a tape player or other audio devices.
In 6-channel mode, the function of this jack becomes Rear Speaker Out.
Microphone jack
This Mic (pink) jack connects a microphone. In 6-channel mode, the
function of this jack becomes Bass / Center Speaker Out.
Note:
The audio ports can be switched to Smart 5.1 6-channel audio output.
You can enable the function by clicking the “Vinyl Audio” icon on your
desktop after installing the audio driver.
After completing the previous installation, connect the speakers to the 3-jack
connectors on the back panel as shown.
PS/2 Mouse
COM1
RJ45
RCA / SPDIF
PS/2 Keyboard
VGA Out
USB
S-Video
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Line-Out Line-In
Microphone
Chapter 2
Shown below are the corresponding connections to setup the 6-channel
system.
Jack
2-channel
6-channel
Line-out
Line-in
Microphone
Line-out
Line-in
Microphone
Front (Left/Right)
Rear (Left/Right)
Center/Sub-woofer
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CONNECTORS
Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 & IDE2
The mainboard has a 32-bit Enhanced IDE and Ultra DMA 133/100 controller
that provides PIO mode 0~4, Bus Master, and Ultra DMA 133/100 functions.
You can connect up to four hard disk drives, CD-ROM and other devices.
The primary hard drive should always be connected to IDE1 as the master
drive. Both IDE drives can connect to a master and a slave drive.
C3TM Processor
IDE2
1
1
CN400
IDE1
VT8237R
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Chapter 2
If two drives are connected to a single cable, the jumper on the second
drive must be set to slave mode. Refer to the drive documentation supplied
by the vendor for the jumper settings. Both IDE1 and IDE2 have a 20th pin
included. The 20th pin was added to provide extra voltage to power 40-pin
Disk-on Modules (DOM). See voltage selector: J1 on page 38 and 40. You
must use IDE cables that do not block the 20th pin.
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Serial ATA Connectors: SATA1 and SATA2
These next generation connectors support the thin Serial ATA cables for
primary internal storage devices. The current Serial ATA interface allows up
to 150MB/s data transfer rate, faster than the standard parallel ATA with
133 MB/s (Ultra DMA).
C3TM Processor
CN400
VT8237R
SATA_1 SATA_2
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Case Connector: F_PANEL
The F_PANEL pin header allows you to connect the power switch, reset
switch, power LED, HDD LED and the case speaker.
C3TM Processor
CN400
VT8237R
1
F_PANEL
Case Connector: F_PANEL
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
+5VDUAL
+5VDUAL
-PLED
+5V
NC
NC
SPEAK
Key
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
+5V
HD_LED
PW_BN
GND
RST_SW
GND
+5V
-SLEEP_LED
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Power Switch (PW_BN)
Connect to a 2-pin power button switch. Pressing this button will turn the
system power on or off.
Reset Switch (RST_SW)
The reset switch is used to reboot the system rather than turning the power
ON/OFF. Avoid rebooting the system, if the HDD is still working. Connect
the reset switch from the system case to this pin.
Power LED (-PLED)
The LED will light when the system is on. If the system is in S1 (POS Power On Suspend) or S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state, the LED will blink.
HDD LED (HD_LED)
HDD LED shows the activity of a hard disk drive. Avoid turning the power
off when the HDD LED still has a lit. Connect the HDD LED from the system
case to this pin.
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Fast IrDA Infrared Module Connector: FIR
This pin header is used to connect to an IrDA module. The BIOS settings
must be configured to activate the IR function.
Pin
Signal
Description
1
2
3
4
5
+5V
IRRX1
IRRX
GND
IRTX
VCC
FIR/SIR Data Receive
SIR Data Receive
Ground
FIR/SIR Data Transmit
C3TM Processor
CN400
1
FIR
VT8237R
1
LPT
1
SPDIF
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Digital Audio Connector: S/PDIF
This connector is for connecting the Sony Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF)
bracket. The S/PDIF output provides digital audio to external speakers or
compressed AC3 data to an external Dolby Digital Decoder. The feature is
available only with stereo system that has digital output function.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
+5V
S/PDIF
GND
1
SPDIF
Parallel Port Connector: LPT
The mainboard provides a 25-pin header to be able to connect a 25-pin
female external connector for LPT (parallel port). A parallel port is a
standard printer port that supports Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) and
Extended Capabilities Parallel Port (ECP) modes.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
STROBE
DATA0
DATA1
DATA2
DATA3
DATA4
DATA5
DATA6
DATA7
ACK#
BUSY
PE
SELECT
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
AUTO FEED#
ERR#
INIT#
SLIN#
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
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1
LPT
Chapter 2
USB Pin Connectors: USB 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8
The mainboard provides 3 front USB pin header connectors, allowing up to 6
additional USB2.0 ports up to maximum throughput of 480 Mbps. Connect
each 2-port USB cable into each pin headers. These ports can be used to
connect high-speed USB interface peripherals such as USB HDD, digital
cameras, MP3 players, printers, modem and the like.
C3TM Processor
CN400
1
USB 3/4
1
VT8237R
USB 5/6
1
USB 7/8
USB connectors: USB 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
USBVCC
USBD_T2USBD_T2+
GND
Key
2
4
6
8
10
USBVCC
USBD_T3USBD_T3+
GND
GND
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Wake-On LAN: WOL
This connector allows you to connect a network card with the Wake-On LAN
function. The connector will power up the system when a signal is received
through the network card. Please note that the function of ACPI WOL may
be disabled when users will unplug the power cord or turn off the power
button manually.
C3TM Processor
CN400
1
VT8237R
COM2
1
CD_IN
1
1
1394
WOL
Wake-On LAN connector: WOL
Pin
Signal
Description
1
2
3
+5VDUAL
GND
WOL IN
VCC
Ground
Wake on LAN Input
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Serial Port: COM 2
COM2 can be used to attach additional port for serial mouse or another
serial device.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
DCD
SOUT
GND
RTS
RI
2
4
6
8
10
SIN
DTR
DSR
CTS
Key
1
COM2
CD Audio Connector: CD_IN
This connector allows you to receive stereo audio input from sound source
such as a CD-ROM.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
Left channel
GND
GND
Right channel
1
CD_IN
FireWire: IEEE1394
FireWire is a serial I/O interface that provides you fast data transfer rates.
The mainboard has one FireWire pin header to provide PC connectivity for a
wide range of devices, including consumer electronics audio/video (A/V)
appliances, storage peripherals, other PCs and portable devices.
1
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
TPA0+
GND
TB0+
1394_VDD
GND
2
4
6
8
10
TPA0GND
TPB01394_VDD
Key
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System Management Bus Connector: SMBus
The pin header allows you to connect SMBus (System Management Bus)
devices. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other SMBus
devices using the SMBus interface.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
SMBCK
SMBDT
GND
C3TM Processor
1
CN400
1
VT8237R
F_AUDIO
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SMBus
Chapter 2
Front Panel Audio Connector: F_AUDIO
This is an interface for the VIA front panel audio cable that allow convenient
connection and control of audio devices.
By default, the pins labeled
LINE_OUT_R/NEXT_R and the pins LINE_OUT_L/NEXT_L are shorted with
jumper caps.
Remove the caps only when you are connecting the front
panel audio cable.
Pin
Signal
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
FRNMIC
AGND
MIC_BIAS
+5V AUDIO
LINE_OUT_R
NEXT_R
NC
Key
LINE_OUT_L
NEXT_L
Front panel microphone input
Ground used by analog audio circuit
Microphone power
VCC used by analog audio circuit
Right channel audio signal
Right channel audio signal return
No connection
No pin
Left channel audio signal
Left channel audio signal return
1
F_AUDIO
Note:
If you don’t want to connect to the front audio header, pins 5 & 6, 9 & 10
have to be jumpered in order to have signal output directed to the rear
audio ports. Otherwise, the Line-Out connector on the back panel will
not function.
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Video Interface Port Pin Connector: VIP_2
This pin header allows you to use the capture function inside the North
Bridge.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
GND
CAPD7
CAPD6
GFPHS
CAPD1
GFPVS
SMBDT
SMBCK
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
CAPD0
CAPD4
CAPD5
CAPD2
CAPD3
CAPCLK
KEY
GND
C3TM Processor
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VT8237R
1
VIP_2
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LVDS Connector:
This connector works as the interface to multi display devices. An additional
daughter card is required for a certain display support. Daughter cards for
LVDS and DVI are currently available respectively.
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CN400
LVDS
VT8237R
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LVDS Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
41
43
45
47
49
GND
GFPCLK
GND
GFPD12
GFPD11
GFPD1
GND
GFPD6
GFPD7
GFPD0
GND
GFPD4
GFPD8
GND
GFPD5
GFPD9
GND
GFPD10
GFPD13
GND
ENPVDD
ENPVEE
FPBKLP
PWRGD_SB
+3.3V
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
44
46
48
50
+5V
+5V
GND
GFPD15
GFPD14
GFPD3
GND
GFPD16
GFPD17
GFPD2
GND
GFPD18
GFPD19
GND
GFPD21
GFPD20
GND
GFPD22
GFPD23
GND
GFPVS
GFPHS
GFPDE
TVBSCK_R
TVBSDA_R
Note:
ENPVDD: Enable Panel VDD power
ENVEE: Enable panel VEE power
GFPD: Graphic Flat Panel Device signals.
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JUMPERS
The mainboard provides jumpers for setting some mainboard functions.
This section will explain how to change the settings of the mainboard
functions using the jumpers.
1
C3TM Processor
KBMS
CN400
1
J1
1
RCA/SPDIF
VT8237R
1
1
WP
CLEAR_CMOS
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Clear CMOS: CLEAR_CMOS
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS.
You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time and system setup parameters
by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
1
1
button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS
that include system setup information such as
system passwords.
1-2: Normal (Default)
2-3: Clear CMOS
To erase the RTC RAM:
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Remove the onboard battery
3.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep cap
on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins
1-2.
4.
Replace the battery.
5.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
Caution:
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on
CLEAR_CMOS jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause
system boot failure. Avoid clearing the CMOS while the system is on; it
will damage the mainboard.
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PS2 Header: KBMS (Keyboard Mouse)
When the pin header is not in use, please short pin 3&5, pin 4&6, pin 7&9
and pin 8&10.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
+5V
KB_CLK
EXT_KBCLK
MS_CLK
EXT_MSCLK
2
4
6
8
10
GND
KB_DATA
EXT_KBDATA
MS_DATA
EXT_MSDATA
1
KBMS
RCA Video or S/PDIF Select: RCA / SPDIF
Using this selector, users can select either RCA Video or S/PDIF as the
enabled function on the dual-purpose port. For TV-out composite function,
please short 1-2. For S/PDIF function, short 3-4 (default).
1
1
1-2: RCA Video
3-4: S/PDIF (Default)
Voltage Selector: J1
The 20th pin on both IDE connectors can provide either 3.3V or 5V to the
IDE device.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
DOM_Power
+5V
DOM_Power
+3.3V
1
1
1-2: +5V (Default)
3-4: +3.3V
BIOS Write Protection: WP
This jumper allows you to protect from flashing the BIOS. BIOS
1
Write Protection setting: pin1 = /WP & /TBL, pin2 = GND, short 1-2
WP
(default)
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SLOTS
Peripheral Component Interconnect: PCI
The PCI slot allows you to insert PCI expansion card.
When adding or
removing expansion card, unplug first the power supply.
Read the
documentation for the expansion card if any changes to the system are
necessary.
C3TM Processor
CN400
VT8237R
PCI Slot
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PCI Interrupt Request Routing
The IRQ (interrupt request line) are hardware lines over which devices can
send interrupt signals to the microprocessor. The “PCI & LAN” IRQ pins are
typically connected to the PCI bus INT A# ~ INT D# pins as follows:
PCI Slot 1
IEEE1394
Order 1
Order 2
Order 3
Order 4
INT B#
INT B#
INT C#
INT D#
INT A#
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BIOS Setup
This chapter gives a detailed explanation of the BIOS setup functions.
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ENTERING SETUP
Power on the computer and press <Delete> during the beginning of the
boot sequence to enter the BIOS setup menu. If you missed the BIOS setup
entry point, you may restart the system and try again.
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CONTROL KEYS
Keys
Description
Up Arrow
Down Arrow
Left Arrow
Right Arrow
Enter
Escape
Move to the previous item
Move to the next item
Move to the item in the left side
Move to the item in the right side
Select the item
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu
from a submenu
Increase the numeric value or make changes
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and
Option Page Setup Menu
Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for
Option Page Setup Menu
Load the default CMOS value from Fail-Safe default table,
only for Option Page Setup Menu
Load Optimized defaults
Jumps to the Main Menu
Save all the CMOS changes and exit
Page Up / +
Page Down / F1
F5
F6
F7
F9
F10
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NAVIGATING THE BIOS MENUS
The main menu displays all the BIOS setup categories. Use the control keys
Up/Down arrow keys to select any item/sub-menu.
Description of the
selected/highlighted category is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
An arrow symbol next to a field indicates that a sub-menu is available (see
figure below). Press <Enter> to display the sub-menu. To exit the submenu, press <Esc>.
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GETTING HELP
The BIOS setup program provides a “General Help” screen. You can display
this screen from any menu/sub-menu by pressing <F1>. The help screen
displays the keys for using and navigating the BIOS setup. Press <Esc> to
exit the help screen.
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MAIN MENU
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Standard CMOS Features
Frequency / Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
PnP / PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
ESC : Quit
F9 : Menu in BIOS
: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
Standard CMOS Features
Use this menu to set basic system configurations.
Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to set the advanced features available on your system.
Advanced Chipset Features
Use this menu to set chipset specific features and optimize system
performance.
Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to set onboard peripherals features.
Power Management Setup
Use this menu to set onboard power management functions.
PnP/PCI Configurations
Use this menu to set the PnP and PCI configurations.
PC Health Status
This menu shows the PC health status.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
Use this menu to set the system frequency and voltage control.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Use this menu option to load the BIOS default settings for minimal and
stable system operations.
Load Optimized Defaults
Use this menu option to load BIOS default settings for optimal and high
performance system operations.
Set Supervisor Password
Use this menu option to set the BIOS supervisor password.
Set User Password
Use this menu option to set the BIOS user password.
Save & Exit Setup
Save BIOS setting changes and exit setup.
Exit Without Saving
Discard all BIOS setting changes and exit setup.
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STANDARD CMOS FEATURES
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Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Tue, Apr 21 2004
20 : 20 : 20
Item Help
Menu Level
IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE Channel 0 Slave
IDE Channel 1 Master
IDE Channel 1 Slave
[None]
[QUANTUM FIREBALLP AS]
[None]
[None]
Halt On
[All , But Keyboard]
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
195584K
196608K
: Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Change the day, month, year
and century
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Date
The date format is [Day, Month Date Year]
Time
The time format is [Hour : Minute : Second]
Halt On
Sets the system’s response to specific boot errors. Below is a table that
details the possible settings.
Setting
Description
All Errors
No Errors
All, But Keyboard
System halts when any error is detected
System does not halt for any error
System halts for all non-key errors
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IDE DRIVES
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IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
[Press Enter]
IDE Channel 0 Master
Access Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
0
0
0
0
0
PIO Mode
Ultra DMA Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
: Move
Enter: Select
To auto-detect the HDD's size,
head... channel
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The specifications of your drive must match with the drive table. The hard
disk will not work properly if you enter incorrect information in this category.
Select “Auto” whenever possible.
If you select “Manual”, make sure the
information is from your hard disk vendor or system manufacturer. Below is
a table that details required hard drive information when using the “Manual”
mode.
Setting
Description
IDE Channel
The name of this match the name of the menu.
Settings: [None, Auto, Manual]
Settings: [CHS, LBA, Large, Auto]
Formatted size of the storage device
Number of cylinders
Number of heads
Write precompensation
Cylinder location of the landing zone
Number of sectors
Settings: [0, 1, 2, 3, 4]
Settings: [Disabled, Auto]
Access Mode
Capacity
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
PIO Mode
Ultra DMA Mode
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ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES
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Advanced BIOS Features
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Virus Warning
CPU Internal Cache
Processor Number Feature
Quick Power On Self Test
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Boot Up NumLock Status
Typematic Rate Setting
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
Display Full Screen Logo
Display Small Logo
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
[Press Enter]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[USB-FDD]
[CDROM]
[Hard Disk]
[Enabled]
[On]
[Enabled]
[30]
[250]
[Setup]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
+/-/PU/PD: Value
Item Help
Menu Level
Select Hard Disk Boot Priority
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Virus Warning
Setting
Description
Enabled
Disabled
Turns on hard disk boot sector virus protection
Turns off hard disk boot sector virus protection
CPU Internal Cache
Setting
Description
Enabled
Disabled
Turns on CPU internal cache
Turns off CPU internal cache
Processor Number Feature
Setting
Description
Enabled
Disabled
Turns on Processor Number Feature
Turns off Processor Number Feature
Quick Power On Self-Test
Shortens Power On Self-Test (POST) cycle to enable shorter boot up time.
Setting
Description
Enabled
Disabled
Shorten Power On Self Test (POST) cycle and bootup time
Standard Power On Self Test (POST)
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First/Second/Third Boot Device
Set the boot device sequence as BIOS attempts to load the disk operating
system.
Setting
Description
LS120
Hard Disk
SCSI
CD-ROM
ZIP100
USB-FDD
USB-ZIP
USB-CDROM
LAN
Disabled
Boot from LS-120 drive
Boot from the HDD
Boot from SCSI
Boot from CD-ROM
Boot from ATAPI ZIP drive
Boot from USB floppy drive
Boot from USB ZIP drive
Boot from USB CDROM
Boot from network drive
Disable the boot device sequence
Boot Other Device
Enables the system to boot from alternate devices if the system fails to boot
from the “First/Second/Third Boot Device” list.
Setting
Description
Enabled
Disabled
Enable alternate boot device
No alternate boot device allowed
Boot Up NumLock Status
Set the NumLock status when the system is powered on.
Setting
Description
On
Off
Forces keypad to behave as 10-key
Forces keypad to behave as arrow keys
Typematic Rate Setting
Enables “Typematic Rate” and “Typematic Delay” functions.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
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Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This item sets the rate (characters/second) at which the system retrieves a
signal from a depressed key.
Settings: [6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 30]
Typematic Delay (Msec)
This item sets the delay between when the key was first pressed and when
the system begins to repeat the signal from the depressed key.
Settings: [250, 500, 750, 1000]
Security Option
Selects whether the password is required every time the System boots, or
only when you enter Setup.
Setting
Description
Setup
Password prompt appears only when end users try to run
BIOS Setup
Password prompt appears every time when the computer is
powered on and when end users try to run BIOS Setup
System
Display Full Screen Logo
Show full screen logo during BIOS boot up process.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
Display Small Logo
Show small energy star logo during BIOS boot up process.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
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HARD DISK BOOT PRIORITY
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Hard Disk Boot Priority
Item Help
1. Pri. Master :
2. Pri. Slave
:
3. Sec. Master :
4. Sec. Slave :
5. USB-HDD0 :
6. USB-HDD1 :
7. USB-HDD2 :
8. Bootable Add-In Cards
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Menu Level
Use < > or < > to
select a device, then
press < + > to move it
up, or < - > to move it
down the list. Press
<ESC> to exit this
menu.
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
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ESC: Exit
F1: General
F7: Optimized Defaults
Help
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ADVANCED CHIPSET FEATURES
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Advanced Chipset Features
Display Card Priority
CPU & PCI Bus Control
AGP Aperture Size
Frame Buffer Size
Select Display Device
TV Type
TV_Connector
TV Layout
Panel Type
: Move
Enter: Select
[PCI Slot]
[Press Enter]
[32M]
[64M]
[CRT]
[NTSC]
[CVBS]
[Composite]
[640x480]
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
If there are display cards on
both AGP and PCI slots,
configure this item for BIOS to
select which one to boot
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Caution:
The Advanced Chipset Features menu is used for optimizing the chipset
functions. Do not change these settings unless you are familiar with the
chipset.
Display Card Priority
This setting specifies which VGA card is your primary graphics adapter.
Settings: [PCI Slot and AGP]
AGP Aperture Size
This setting controls how much memory space can be allocated to AGP for
video purposes. The aperture is a portion of the PCI memory address range
dedicated to graphics memory address space.
Host cycles that hit the
aperture range are forwarded to the AGP without any translation.
Settings: [32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB]
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Frame Buffer Size
This setting instructs the BIOS to reserved the specified amount of memory
for the internal video controller.
Settings: [16M, 32M, 64M, Disabled]
Select Display Device
This setting refers to the type of display being used with the system.
Settings: [CRT, TV, CRT + TV, LCD, CRT + LCD, DVI, DVI + TV, CRT + DVI]
TV Type
This setting refers to the native resolution of the display being used with the
system.
Settings: [NTSC, PAL]
TV_Connector
When setting this menu item, be sure that the setting does not conflict with
the “TV Layout” menu item.
Settings: [CVBS, S-Video 0]
TV Layout
Settings: [Composite, S-Video, COMP. + S-Video]
Panel Type
This setting refers to the native resolution of the display being used with the
system.
Settings: [1600x1200, 1400x1050, 1280x1024, 1280x768, 1024x768,
800x600, 640x480]
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CPU & PCI Bus Control
VLink mode selection
[Mode 1]
Item Help
Menu Level
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
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ESC: Exit
F1: General
F7: Optimized Defaults
Help
BIOS Setup
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
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Integrated Peripherals
SuperIO Device
[Press Enter]
Onboard IDE Channel 1
Onboard IDE Channel 2
IDE Prefetch Mode
OnChip SATA
SATA Mode
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[IDE Controller]
AC97 Audio
VIA OnChip LAN
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
OnChip USB Controller
OnChip EHCI Controller
[All Enabled]
[Enabled]
: Move
Enter: Select
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
Select IDE controller for install
Win2000 / WinXP on your
SATA Hard Driver.
Otherwise, select SCSI
controller for Win98SE /
WinMe installation.
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Onboard IDE Channel 1 and 2
The integrated peripheral controller contains an IDE interface with support
for two IDE channels.
Setting
Description
Enabled
Disabled
Activates each channel separately
Deactivates IDE channels
IDE Prefetch Mode
This allows the hard disk controller to use the fast block mode to transfer
data to and from the hard disk drive.
Block mode is also called block
transfer, multiple commands or multiple sector read / write.
Setting
Description
Enabled
Disabled
Block mode
Standard mode
OnChip SATA
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
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SATA Mode
Serial ATA is the latest generation of the ATA interface. Serial ATA hard
drives deliver transfer speeds of up to 150MB/sec.
Setting
Description
IDE
RAID
Supports two SATA plus two PATA hard disk drives
Only SATA supports RAID
AC’97 Audio
Auto allows the mainboard to detect whether an audio device is used. If the
device is detected, the onboard VIA AC'97 (Audio Codec'97) controller will
be enabled; otherwise, it is disabled.
Disable the controller if another
controller card is being used to connect to an audio device.
Setting
Description
Auto
Disabled
Enables onboard controller if audio device is detected
Turn off onboard controller to allow external controller
VIA OnChip LAN
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
OnChip USB Controller
Settings: [All Enabled, All Disabled]
OnChip EHCI Controller
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
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SUPER IO DEVICE
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SuperIO Device
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Mode Select
ECP Mode Use DMA
Onboard Fast IR
Fast IR IRQ
Fast IR DMA
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[378/IRQ7]
[SPP]
[EPP1.7]
[3]
[Disabled]
11
6
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
F7: Optimized Defaults
Help
Onboard Serial Port 1/2
Sets the base I/O port address and IRQ for the onboard serial ports A and B.
Selecting “Auto” allows the BIOS to automatically determine the correct base
I/O port address.
Port
Settings
1
Disabled
2
Disabled
3F8
IRQ4
3F8
IRQ4
2F8
IRQ3
2F8
IRQ3
3E8
IRQ4
3E8
IRQ4
2E8
IRQ3
2E8
IRQ3
Auto
Auto
Onboard Parallel Port
This specifies the I/O port address and IRQ of the onboard parallel port.
Settings: [Disabled, 378/IRQ7, 278/IRQ5, 3BC/IRQ7]
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Parallel Port Mode
Set the parallel port mode.
To operate the onboard parallel port as
Standard Parallel Port, choose SPP. To operate the onboard parallel port in
the EPP mode, choose EPP. By choosing ECP, the onboard parallel port will
operate in ECP mode. Choosing ECP + EPP will allow the onboard parallel
port to support both the ECP and EPP modes simultaneously.
Settings: [SPP, EPP, ECP, ECP + EPP]
EPP Mode Select
EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port) comes in two modes: 1.9 and 1.7. EPP 1.9 is
the newer version of the protocol and is backwards compatible with most
EPP devices. If your EPP device does not work with the EPP 1.9 setting, try
changing the setting to EPP 1.7.
Settings: [EPP 1.9, EPP 1.7]
ECP Mode Use DMA
ECP (Extended Capabilities Port) has two DMA channels that it can use. The
default channel is 3. However, some expansion cards may use channel 3 as
well. To solve this conflict, change the ECP channel to 1. Select a DMA
channel for the port.
Settings: [1, 3]
Onboard Fast IR
Enables “Fast IR IRQ” and “Fast IR DMA” functions.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
Fast IR IRQ
Set this field to reserve an IRQ for the Fast IR port.
Settings: [3, 4, 5, 11]
Fast IR DMA
Set this field to choose the DMA channel.
Settings: [6, 5]
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POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
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Power Management Setup
ACPI Suspend Type
HDD Power Down
Power Management Timer
Video Off Option
[S1(POS)]
[Disable]
[Disable]
[Suspend -> Off]
Power Off by PWRBTN
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
AC Loss Auto restart
[Instant-Off]
[Auto]
[Off]
Peripherals Activities
IRQs Activities
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
Item Help
Menu Level
This item allows you to select
how the BIOS put the system
in power saving mode.
S1(POS): System in low power
mode
S3(STR): All components are
powered off except memory.
S1 & S3: Depends on OS to
select S1 or S3
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
ACPI Suspend Type
Setting
Description
S1(POS)
S1/Power On Suspend (POS) is a low power state. In this
state, no system context (CPU or chipset) is lost and
hardware maintains all system contexts.
S3/Suspend To RAM (STR) is a power-down state. In this
state, power is supplied only to essential components such as
main memory and wakeup-capable devices. The system
context is saved to main memory, and context is restored
from the memory when a "wakeup" event occurs.
Depends on the OS to select S1 or S3.
S3(STR)
S1 & S3
HDD Power Down
Sets the length of time for a period of inactivity before powering down the
hard disk.
Settings: [Disabled, 1~15(minutes)]
Power Management Timer
Set the idle time before system enters power saving mode. ACPI OS such
as Windows XP will override this option.
Settings: [Disabled, 1/2/4/6/8/10/20/30/40(minutes), 1(hour)]
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Video Off Option
Select whether or not to turn off the screen when system enters power
saving mode, ACPI OS such as Windows XP will override this option.
Setting
Description
Always On
Screen is always on even when system enters power
saving mode
Screen is turned off when system enters power saving
mode
Suspend -> Off
Power Off by PWRBTN
This field configures the power button on the chassis.
Setting
Description
Delay 4 Sec
System is turned off if power button is pressed for more than
four seconds
Power button functions as a normal power-on/-off button
Instant-Off
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
Select whether to run VGA BIOS if resuming from S3 state. This is only
necessary for older VGA drivers.
Settings: [Auto, Yes, No]
AC Loss Auto restart
The field defines how the system will respond after an AC power loss during
system operation.
Setting
Description
Off
Keeps the system in an off state until the power button is
pressed
Restarts the system when the power is back
On
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Peripherals Activities
VGA Event
LPT & COM Event
HDD Event
PCI Master Event
[OFF]
[LPT/COM]
[ON]
[OFF]
PS2KB Wakeup Select
PS2MS Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
PS2KB Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
USB Resume
PowerOn by PCI Card
Wake On LAN/Ring Connector
[Hot Key]
[Disabled]
[Disable]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
RTC Alarm Resume
Date (of Month)
Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
[Disabled]
0
0: 0: 0
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
Decide whether or not the
power management unit
should monitor VGA activities.
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
F7: Optimized Defaults
Help
VGA Event
Enables the power management unit to monitor VGA activities.
Settings: [Off, On]
LPT & COM Event
Decide whether or not the power management unit should monitor parallel
port (LPT) and serial port (COM) activities.
Settings: [None, LPT, COM and LPT / COM]
HDD Event
Enables the power management unit to monitor hard disk activities.
Settings: [Off, On]
PCI Master Event
Enables the power management unit to monitor PCI master activities.
Settings: [Off, On]
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PS2KB Wakeup Select
When selecting “Password”, press <Page Up> or <Page Down> to change
password. The maximum number of characters is eight. “PS2MS Wakeup
from S3/S4/S5” and “PS2KB Wakeup from S3/S4/S5” will be disabled while
changing the password.
Settings: [Hot Key, Password]
PS2MS Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
Enables any mouse activity to restore the system from the power saving
mode to an active state.
Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]
PS2KB Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
Sets a Hot Key to restore the system from the power saving mode to an
active state.
Settings: [Disabled, Ctrl+F1, Ctrl+F2, Ctrl+F3, Ctrl+F4, Ctrl+F5, Ctrl+F6,
Ctrl+F7, Ctrl+F8, Ctrl+F9, Ctrl+F10, Ctrl+F11, Ctrl+F12, Power, Wake, Any
Key]
USB Resume
Enables activity detected from USB devices to restore the system from a
suspended state to an active state.
Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]
PowerOn by PCI Card
Enables activity detected from any PCI card to power up the system or
resume from a suspended state. Such PCI cards include LAN, onboard USB
ports, etc.
Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]
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Wake On LAN Connector
Enables any WOL signals from the modem to restore the system from a
suspended state to an active state.
Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]
RTC Alarm Resume
Sets a scheduled time and/or date to automatically power on the system.
Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]
Date (of Month)
The field specifies the date for “RTC Alarm Resume”.
Resume Time (hh:mm:ss)
The field specifies the time for “RTC Alarm Resume”.
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IRQS ACTIVITIES
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IRQs Activities
Primary INTR
IRQ3 (COM 2)
IRQ4 (COM 1)
IRQ5 (LPT 2)
IRQ6 (Floppy Disk)
IRQ7 (LPT 1)
IRQ8 (RTC Alarm)
IRQ9 (IRQ2 Redir)
IRQ10 (Reserved)
IRQ11 (Reserved)
IRQ12 (PS/2 Mouse)
IRQ13 (Coprocessor)
IRQ14 (Hard Disk)
IRQ15 (Reserved)
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
[ON]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
If you choose Disabled, the
power management unit will
not monitor any IRQ activities.
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
F7: Optimized Defaults
Help
Primary INTR
Restores the system to an active state if IRQ activity is detected from any of
the enabled channels
Settings: [Off, On]
IRQ3~IRQ15
Enables or disables the monitoring of the specified IRQ line. These fields
are only available if “Primary INTR” is on.
Settings: [Enabled, Disabled]
Note:
IRQ (Interrupt Request) lines are system resources allocated to I/O
devices. When an I/O device needs to gain attention of the operating
system, it signals this by causing an IRQ to occur. After receiving the
signal, when the operating system is ready, the system will interrupt
itself and perform the service required by the IO device.
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PNP/PCI CONFIGURATIONS
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PnP / PCI Configurations
PNP OS Installed
Reset Configuration Data
[No]
[Disabled]
Item Help
Menu Level
Resources Controlled by
IRQ Resources
Assign IRQ for VGA
Assign IRQ for USB
: Move
Enter: Select
[Auto(ESCD)]
Press Enter
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F5: Previous Values
Select Yes if you are using a
Plug and Play capable
operating system. Select No if
you need the BIOS to
configure non-boot devices.
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Note:
This section covers some very technical items and it is strongly
recommended to leave the default settings as is unless you are an
experienced user.
PNP OS Installed
Setting
Description
Yes
BIOS will only initialize the PnP cards used for booting
(VGA, IDE, SCSI). The rest of the cards will be initialized
by the PnP operating system
BIOS will initialize all the PnP cards
No
Reset Configuration Data
This field should usually be left “Disabled”.
Setting
Description
Enabled
Resets the ESCD (Extended System Configuration Data)
after exiting BIOS Setup if a newly installed PCI card or
the system configuration prevents the operating system
from loading
Default setting
Disabled
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Resource Controlled By
Enables the BIOS to automatically configure all the Plug-and-Play compatible
devices.
Setting
Description
Auto(ESCD)
BIOS will automatically assign IRQ, DMA and memory
base address fields
Unlocks “IRQ Resources” for manual configuration
Manual
Assign IRQ For VGA/USB
Assign IRQ for VGA and USB devices.
Settings: [Disabled, Enabled]
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IRQ RESOURCES
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IRQ Resources
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-12 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
IRQ-15 assigned to
: Move
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
Item Help
Menu Level
Legacy ISA for devices
compliant with the original PC
AT bus specification, PCI / ISA
PnP for devices compliant
with the Plug and Play
standard whether designed
for PCI or ISA bus architecture
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
Note:
The items are adjustable only when “Resources Controlled By” is set to
“Manual.”
IRQ Resources list IRQ 3/4/5/7/9/10/11/12/14/15 for users to set each IRQ
a type depending on the type of device using the IRQ.
Setting
Description
PCI Device
For Plug-and-Play compatible devices designed for PCI bus
architecture
The IRQ will be reserved for other requests
Reserved
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PC HEALTH STATUS
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PC Health Status
CPU Fan Speed
System Fan Speed
5VSB
+5V
CPU Vcore
3.3V
+12V
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General
F7: Optimized Defaults
Help
The PC Health Status displays the current status of all of the monitored
hardware devices/components such as CPU voltages, temperatures and fan
speeds.
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FREQUENCY / VOLTAGE CONTROL
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Frequency / Voltage Control
DRAM Clock
DRAM Timing
SDRAM CAS Latency
Bank Interleave
Precharge to Active(Trp)
Active to Precharge(Tras)
Active to CMD(Trcd)
REF to ACT/REF to REF(Trfc)
ACT(0) to ACT(1) (TRRD)
[166 MHz]
[Auto By SPD]
2.5
Disabled
4T
9T
4T
15T
3T
Spread Spectrum
[Enabled]
: Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
ESC: Exit
F1: General
F7: Optimized Defaults
Help
DRAM Clock
The chipset supports synchronous and asynchronous mode between host
clock and DRAM clock frequency.
Settings: [66 MHz, 100 MHz, 133 MHz, 166 MHz, By SPD]
DRAM Timing
The value in this field depends on the memory modules installed in your
system. Changing the value from the factory setting is not recommended
unless you install new memory that has a different performance rating than
the original modules.
Settings: [Manual, By SPD]
SDRAM CAS Latency
This item is for setting the speed it takes for the memory module to
complete a command.
Generally, a lower setting will improve the
performance of your system. However, if your system becomes less stable,
you should change it to a higher setting. This field is only available when
“DRAM Timing” is set to “Manual”.
Settings: [2, 2.5]
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Bank Interleave
This item is for setting the interleave mode of the SDRAM interface.
Interleaving allows banks of SDRAM to alternate their refresh and access
cycles.
One bank will undergo its refresh cycle while another is being
accessed. This improves performance of the SDRAM by masking the refresh
time of each bank. This field is only available when “DRAM Timing” is set to
“Manual”.
Settings: [Disabled, 2 Bank, 4 Bank]
Precharge to Active (Trp)
This field is for setting the length of time it takes to precharge a row in the
memory module before the row becomes active. Longer values are safer
but may not offer the best performance. This field is only available when
“DRAM Timing” is set to “Manual”.
Settings: [2T, 3T]
Active to Precharge (Tras)
This field is for setting the length of time it a row stays active before
precharging.
Longer values are safer but may not offer the best
performance.
This field is only available when “DRAM Timing” is set to
“Manual”.
Settings: [5T, 6T]
Active to CMD (Trcd)
This field is only available when “DRAM Timing” is set to “Manual”.
Settings: [2T, 3T]
REF to ACT / REF to REF (Trfc)
This field is only available when “DRAM Timing” is set to “Manual”.
Settings: [12T, 13T, 14T, 15T]
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ACT(0) to ACT(1) (TRRD)
This field is only available when “DRAM Timing” is set to “Manual”.
Settings: [2T, 3T]
Spread Spectrum
When the mainboard's clock generator pulses, the extreme values (spikes)
of the pulses creates EMI (Electromagnetic Interference).
The Spread
Spectrum function reduces the EMI generated by modulating the pulses so
that the spikes of the pulses are reduced to flatter curves.
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LOAD FAIL-SAFE DEFAULTS
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Standard CMOS Features
Frequency / Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Power Management Setup
PnP / PCI Configurations
Set User Password
Save & Exit
N Setup
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)?
PC Health Status
ESC : Quit
Exit Without Saving
F9 : Menu in BIOS
: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
This option is for restoring all the default fail-safe BIOS settings.
These
values are set by the mainboard manufacturer to provide a stable system
with basic performance.
Entering “Y” loads the default fail-safe BIOS values.
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LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS
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Standard CMOS Features
Frequency / Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Power Management Setup
PnP / PCI Configurations
Save & N
Exit Setup
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)?
PC Health Status
ESC : Quit
Exit Without Saving
F9 : Menu in BIOS
: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Load Optimized Defaults
This option is for restoring all the default optimized BIOS settings.
The
default optimized values are set by the mainboard manufacturer to provide a
stable system with optimized performance.
Entering “Y” loads the default optimized BIOS values.
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SET SUPERVISOR / USER PASSWORD
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Frequency / Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Power Management Setup
PnP / PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
ESC : Quit
Exit Without Saving
F9 : Menu in BIOS
: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Change / Set / Disable Password
This option is for setting a password for entering BIOS Setup.
When a
password has been set, a password prompt will be displayed whenever BIOS
Setup is run. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any part
of your system configuration.
There are two types of passwords you can set. A supervisor password and a
user password.
When a supervisor password is used, the BIOS Setup
program can be accessed and the BIOS settings can be changed. When a
user password is used, the BIOS Setup program can be accessed but the
BIOS settings cannot be changed.
To set the password, type the password (up to eight characters in length)
and press <Enter>. The password typed now will clear any previously set
password from CMOS memory. The new password will need to be reentered
to be confirmed. To cancel the process press <Esc>.
To disable the password, press <Enter> when prompted to enter a new
password. A message will show up to confirm disabling the password. To
cancel the process press <Esc>.
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Additionally, when a password is enabled, the BIOS can be set to request
the password each time the system is booted.
This would prevent
unauthorized use of the system. See “Security Option” in the “Advanced
BIOS Features” section for more details.
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SAVE & EXIT SETUP
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Frequency / Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Power Management Setup
PnP / PCI Configurations
Set User Password
Save & N
Exit Setup
SAVE to CMOS & EXIT (Y/N)?
PC Health Status
ESC : Quit
Exit Without Saving
F9 : Menu in BIOS
: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Save Data to CMOS
Entering “Y” saves any changes made and exits the program.
Entering “N” will cancel the exit request.
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EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Frequency / Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Power Management Setup
PnP / PCI Configurations
Set User Password
Save &NExit Setup
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)?
PC Health Status
ESC : Quit
Exit Without Saving
F9 : Menu in BIOS
: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Abandon all Data
Entering “Y” discards any changes made and exits the program.
Entering “N” will cancel the exit request.
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Driver Installation
This chapter gives you brief descriptions of each mainboard driver
and application. You must install the VIA chipset drivers first before
installing other drivers such as audio or VGA drivers.
The
applications will only function correctly if the necessary drivers are
already installed.
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DRIVER UTILITIES
Getting Started
The mainboard includes a Driver Utilities CD that contains the driver utilities
and software for enhancing the performance of the mainboard. If the CD is
missing from the retail box, please contact the local dealer for the CD.
Note:
The driver utilities and software are updated from time to time. The
latest updated versions are available at http://www.viaembedded.com/
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Running the Driver Utilities CD
To start using the CD, insert the CD into the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
The CD should run automatically after closing the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
drive. The driver utilities and software menu screen should then appear on
the screen. If the CD does not run automatically, click on the “Start” button
and select “Run…” Then type: "D:\Setup.exe".
Note:
D: might not be the drive letter of the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM in your
system.
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CD CONTENT
VIA 4in1 Drivers: Contains VIA ATAPI Vendor Support
Driver (enables the performance enhancing bus mastering
functions on ATA-capable Hard Disk Drives and ensures IDE
device compatibility), AGP VxD Driver (provides service
routines to your VGA driver and interface directly to
hardware, providing fast graphical access), IRQ Routing
Miniport Driver (sets the system's PCI IRQ routing sequence)
and VIA INF Driver (enables the VIA Power Management
function).
VIA Graphics Driver: Enhances the onboard VIA graphic
chip.
VIA Audio Driver: Enhances the onboard VIA audio chip.
VIA USB 2.0 Driver: Enhances VIA USB 2.0 ports.
VIA LAN Driver: Enhances the onboard VIA LAN chip.
VIA FIR Driver: Support for FIR.
VIA SATA Driver: Support for SATA devices.
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