When you installing AGP card, please make sure the following
notice is fully understood and practiced. If your AGP card has
"AGP 4X/8X(1.5V) notch"(show below), please make sure your AGP
card is AGP 4X/8X(1.5V).
AGP 4X/8X notch
Caution: AGP 2X card is not supported by SiS® 655FX. You might
experience system unable to boot up normally. Please insert an
AGP 4X/8X card.
Example 1: Diamond Vipper V770 golden finger is compatible with
2X/4X mode AGP slot. It can be switched between AGP 2X(3.3V) or
4X(1.5V) mode by adjusting the jumper. The factory default for this card
is 2X(3.3V). The GA-8S655FX Ultra/GA-8S655FX (-L)
(or any AGP 4X only) motherboardsmight not function properly, if you
install this card without switching the jumper to 4X(1.5) mode in it.
Example 2: Some ATi Rage 128 Pro graphics cards made by "Power
Color", the graphics card manufacturer & some SiS 305 cards, their
golden finger is compatible with 2X(3.3V)/4X(1.5V) mode AGP slot, but
they support 2X(3.3V) only. The GA-8S655FX Ultra/GA-8S655FX (-L)
(or any AGP 4X only) motherboards might not function properly, If you
install this card in it.
Note : Although Gigabyte's AG32S(G) graphics card is based on
ATi Rage 128 Pro chip, the design of AG32S(G) is compliance with
AGP 4X(1.5V) specification. Therefore, AG32S (G)will work fine with
SiS® 655FX based motherboards.
Before you install PCI cards, please remove the Dual BIOS label from
PCI slots if there is one.
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The author assumes no responsibility for any errors or
omissions that may appear in this document nor does the
author make a commitment to update the information
contained herein.
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Third-party brands and names are the property of their
respective owners.
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Please do not remove any labels on motherboard, this may
void the warranty of this motherboard.
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Due to rapid change in technology, some of the specifications
might be out of date before publication of this booklet.
Declaration of Conformity
We, Manufacturer/Importer
(full address)
G.B.T. Technology Träding GMbH
Ausschlager Weg 41, 1F, 20537 Hamburg, Germany
declare that the product
( description of the apparatus, system, installation to which it refers)
Mother Board
GA-8S655FX Ultra/GA-8S655FX(-L)
is in conformity with
(reference to the specification under which conformity is declared)
in accordance with 89/336 EEC-EMC Directive
o EN 55011
Limits and methods of measurement
of radio disturbance characteristics of
industrial,scientific and medical (ISM
high frequency equipment
o EN 61000-3-2*
T EN 60555-2
Disturbances in supply systems cause
by household appliances and similar
electrical equipment “Harmonics”
o EN 55013
Limits and methods of measurement
of radio disturbance characteristics of
broadcast receivers and associated
equipment
o EN 61000-3-3*
Disturbances in supply systems cause
by household appliances and similar
electrical equipment “Voltage fluctuations”
Limits and methods of measurement
of radio disturbance characteristics of
T EN 50081-1
o EN 55014
household electrical appliances,
portable tools and similar electrical
apparatus
o EN 55015
o EN 55020
T EN 55022
o DIN VDE 0855
o part 10
o part 12
T EN 60555-3
Generic emission standard Part 1:
Residual commercial and light industry
T EN 50082-1
Generic immunity standard Part 1:
Residual commercial and light industry
Limits and methods of measurement
of radio disturbance characteristics of
fluorescent lamps and luminaries
o EN 55081-2
Immunity from radio interference of
broadcast receivers and associated
equipment
o EN 55082-2
Limits and methods of measurement
of radio disturbance characteristics of
information technology equipment
o ENV 55104
Cabled distribution systems; Equipment
for receiving and/or distribution from
o EN50091-2
Generic emission standard Part 2:
Industrial environment
Generic emission standard Part 2:
Industrial environment
lmmunity requirements for household
appliances tools and similar apparatus
EMC requirements for uninterruptible
power systems (UPS)
sound and television signals
(EC conformity marking)
T CE marking
The manufacturer also declares the conformity of above mentioned product
with the actual required safety standards in accordance with LVD 73/23 EEC
o EN 60065
Safety requirements for mains operated
electronic and related apparatus for
household and similar general use
o EN 60950
o EN 60335
Safety of household and similar
electrical appliances
o EN 50091-1
Safety for information technology equipment
including electrical bussiness equipment
General and Safety requirements for
uninterruptible power systems (UPS)
Manufacturer/Importer
Signature:
(Stamp)
Date : August 28, 2003
Name:
Timmy Huang
Timmy Huang
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2.1077(a)
Responsible Party Name: G.B.T. INC. (U.S.A.)
Address: 17358 Railroad Street
City of Industry, CA 91748
Phone/Fax No: (818) 854-9338/ (818) 854-9339
hereby declares that the product
Product Name: Motherboard
Model Number: GA-8S655FX Ultra
/GA-8S655FX(-L)
Conforms to the following specifications:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Section 15.107(a) and Section 15.109
(a),Class B Digital Device
Supplementary Information:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful and (2) this device must accept any inference received,
including that may cause undesired operation.
Representative Person’s Name: ERIC LU
Signature: Eric Lu
Date: August 28, 2003
GA-8S655FX Ultra/GA-8S655FX(-L)
P4 Titan Series Motherboard
USER'S MANUAL
Pentium®4 Processor Motherboard
Rev. 1005
12ME-8S655FXU-1005
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Table of Content
Item Checklist ......................................................................................4
Chapter 1 Introduction .........................................................................5
Features Summary .......................................................................................... 5
GA-8S655FX Ultra/GA-8S655FX(-L) Motherboard Layout ........................... 8
Block Diagram .................................................................................................. 9
Chapter 2 Hardware Installation Process ............................................ 11
Step 1: Install the Central Processing Unit (CPU) ....................................... 12
Step 1-1: CPU Installation ........................................................................................... 12
Step 1-2 : CPU Cooling Fan Installation ...................................................................... 13
Step 2: Install memory modules ................................................................... 14
Step 3: Install expansion cards ..................................................................... 17
Step 4: Connect ribbon cables, cabinet wires, and power supply .............. 18
Step 4-1: I/O Back Panel Introduction .......................................................................... 18
Step 4-2: Connectors & Jumper Setting Introduction .................................................... 20
Chapter 3 BIOS Setup ....................................................................... 37
The Main Menu (For example: BIOS Ver. : 8S655FX Ultra F1a) ................ 38
Standard CMOS Features ............................................................................. 40
Advanced BIOS Features.............................................................................. 43
Integrated Peripherals .................................................................................. 45
Power Management Setup ............................................................................ 50
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PC Health Status ........................................................................................... 53
Frequency/Voltage Control ............................................................................ 54
Top Performance............................................................................................ 57
Load Fail-Safe Defaults ................................................................................. 58
Load Optimized Defaults ............................................................................... 59
Set Supervisor/User Password ..................................................................... 60
Save & Exit Setup .......................................................................................... 61
Exit Without Saving ...................................................................................... 62
Chapter 4 Technical Reference .......................................................... 65
@ BIOSTM Introduction .................................................................................. 65
Easy TuneTM 4 Introduction ............................................................................ 66
Face-WizardTM Utilities Installation (j ) ................................................................................................... 67
Flash BIOS Method Introduction ................................................................... 68
2-/4-/6-Channel Audio Function Introduction ............................................... 89
Jack-Sensing Introduction ............................................................................. 95
UAJ Introduction ............................................................................................ 97
Xpress Recovery Introduction ....................................................................... 99
Serial ATA RAID BIOS Utility Operation Introduction ................................. 102
Chapter 5 Appendix ......................................................................... 111
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Table of Content
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PnP/PCI Configurations................................................................................. 52
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Item Checklist
The GA-8S655FX Ultra or GA-8S655FX-L
2 Port USB Cable x 1(kl)
or GA-8S655FX motherboard
4 Port USB Cable x 1
IDE cable x 1(kl)/x 3(j), Floppy cable x 1
SPDIF-KIT x 1 (SPDIF Out KIT)
CD for motherboard driver & utility
IEEE1394 + USB Cable x 1 (j)
GA-8S655FX Ultra/GA-8S655FX(-L) user's manual
Audio Combo Kit x 1
I/O Shield
(SURROUND-Kit + SPDIF Out KIT) (j)
Quick PC Installation Guide
Motherboard Settings Label
GigaRAID Manual
SATA RAID Manual
(j)
GC-SATA Card (Optional)
SATA cable x 2
(Manual; SATA cable x1; Power cable x 1)
Serial ATA Power Cable x 1
Computer motherboards and expansion cards contain very delicate Integrated Circuit (IC) chips. To
protect them against damage from static electricity, you should follow some precautions whenever you
work on your computer.
1. Unplug your computer when working on the inside.
2. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do not have
one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a metal object, such as
the power supply case.
3. Hold components by the edges and try not touch the IC chips, leads or connectors, or
other components.
4. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with the
components whenever the components are separated from the system.
5. Ensure that the ATX power supply is switched off before you plug in or remove the ATX
ower connector on the motherboard.
Installing the motherboard to the chassis…
If the motherboard has mounting holes, but they don't line up with the holes on the base and there
are no slots to attach the spacers, do not become alarmed you can still attach the spacers to the
mounting holes. Just cut the bottom portion of the spacers (the spacer may be a little hard to cut off, so
be careful of your hands). In this way you can still attach the motherboard to the base without worrying
about short circuits. Sometimes you may need to use the plastic springs to isolate the screw from the
motherboard PCB surface, because the circuit wire may be near by the hole. Be careful, don't let the
screw contact any printed circuit write or parts on the PCB that are near the fixing hole, otherwise it may
damage the board or cause board malfunctioning.
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Features Summary
Form Factor
CPU
Chipset
Memory
I/O Control
Slots
On-Board IDE
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Hardware Monitor
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30.5cm x 24.4cm ATX size form factor, 4 layers PCB.
Socket 478 for Intel® Micro FC-PGA2 Pentium® 4 processor
Support Intel® Pentium® 4 (Northwood) processor
Support Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology
Intel Pentium® 4 800/533/400 MHz FSB
2nd cache depends on CPU
SiS 655FX Host/Memory controller
SiS 964 MuTIOL Media I/O
4 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
Supports Dual channel DDR400/DDR333/DDR266 DIMM
Supports 128MB/256MB/512MB/1GB unbuffered DRAM
Supports up to 4GB DRAM (Max) (Note 1)
IT8705
1 AGP slot supports 8X/4X mode
5 PCI slot supports 33MHz & PCI 2.3 compliant
2 IDE controllers provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM (IDE1, IDE2) with
PIO, Bus Master (Ultra DMA33/ATA66/ATA100/ATA133)
operation modes
IDE3 (j) and IDE4 (j ) compatible with RAID,
Ultra ATA133/100, IDE
1 Floppy port supports 2 FDD with 360K, 720K,1.2M, 1.44M
and 2.88M bytes.
1 Parallel port supports Normal/EPP/ECP mode
2 Serial ports (COMA&COMB)
8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 x Rear, 4 xFront by cable)
3 IEEE1394 ports (by cable)
1 Front Audio Connector
1 IrDA connector for IR
CPU/System Fan Revolution detect
CPU temperature detect
System Voltage detect
to be continued......
(Note 1) Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system
usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.
For example, 4 GB of memory size will instead be shown as 3.xxGB memory during
system startup.
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Introduction
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Chapter 1 Introduction
English
On-Board Sound
On-Board LAN (jk)
On-Board IDE RAID (j)
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On-Board SATA RAID
On-Board IEEE1394
PS/2 Connector
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Realtek ALC658 UAJ CODEC
Line Out / 2 front speaker
Line In / 2 rear speaker(by s/w switch)
Mic In / center& subwoofer(by s/w switch)
SPDIF Out /SPDIF In
CD_In / AUX_IN / Game Port
Build in RTL8110S (j) Chipset
Build in RTL8100C (k) Chipset
1 RJ45 port (jk)
Onboard GigaRAID IT8212F chipset
Supports data striping (RAID 0) or mirroring (RAID 1) or
striping+mirroring (RAID 0 + RAID 1)
Support JBOD function
Supports concurrent dual ATA133 IDE controller operation
Support ATAPI mode for HDD
Supports IDE bus master operation
Support ATA133/RAID mode switch by BIOS
Displays status and error checking messages during boot-up
Mirroring supports automatic background rebuilds
Features LBA and Extended Interrupt 13 drive translation in
controller onboard BIOS
Onboard SiS 964
2 Serial ATA connectors in 150 MB/s operation mode
Supports Disk striping (RAID0) or DISK Mirroring (RAID1)
Support JBOD function
Supports UDMA up to 150 MB/sec
UDMA and PIO Modes
Up to 2 SATA Device
Built-in TI TSB43AB23
PS/2 Keyboard interface and PS/2 Mouse interface
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— Licensed AWARD BIOS
Additional Features
Overclocking
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BIOS
Supports Dual BIOS (j)/Q-Flash
Supports Face Wizard (j)
PS/2 Keyboard power on by password
PS/2 Mouse power on
STR(Suspend-To-RAM)
AC Recovery
USB KB/Mouse wake up from S3
Supports EasyTune 4
Supports @BIOS
Over Voltage (CPU/DRAM/AGP) by BIOS
Over Clock (CPU/DRAM/AGP) by BIOS
HT functionality requirement content :
Enabling the functionality of Hyper-Threading Technology for your computer system requires
all of the following platform components:
- CPU: An Intel® Pentium 4 Processor with HT Technology
- Chipset: An SiS® Chipset that supports HT Technology
- BIOS: A BIOS that supports HT Technology and has it enabled
- OS: An operation system that has optimizations for HT Technology
Please set the CPU host frequency in accordance with your processor's specifications.
We don't recommend you to set the system bus frequency over the CPU's specification
because these specific bus frequencies are not the standard specifications for CPU,
chipset and most of the peripherals. Whether your system can run under these specific
bus frequencies properly will depend on your hardware configurations, including CPU,
Chipsets,SDRAM,Cards… .etc.
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Introduction
CPU_FAN
KB_MS
RAM_LED
(j )
RTL8100C
(k )
SiS 655FX
NB_FAN (j)
AGP 8X
AUX_IN
AGP
FDD
DDR4
RTL8110S
DDR3
CD_IN
DDR2
LINE_IN
LINE_OUT
(jk)
IDE2 IDE1
DDR1
ATX_12V
USB_LAN
ATX
GA-8S655FX (Ultra/-L)
R_USB
MIC_IN
PWR_FAN (j )
Hyper Threading
Support
COMA
LPT
COMB
SOC KET478
F_AUDIO
English
GA-8S655FX Ultra/GA-8S655FX(-L) Motherboard Layout
SYS _FAN
SATA 1
CODEC
SiS 964
SATA 0
PCI1
SUR_CEN
PCI2
IT8705
Dual Channel DDR
Gi gaRAID
PCI3
MAIN
BIOS
BACKUP
BIOS (j)
BAT
DDR 400
IT8212 (j)
IDE3 (j )
PCI4
P4 Titan
TS B43AB 23
IDE4 (j )
PCI5
GAME
F_U SB1
INFO_LINK
IR
SPDIF_IO
F1_1394
F2_1394
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CLR_P WD
PWR_LED F_PANEL
F_U SB2
Pentium 4
Socket 478
CPU
AGP 4X/8X
CPUCLK+/- (100/133/200 MHz)
System Bus
400/533/800 MHz
AGPCLK
(66MHz)
DDR
SiS 655FX
5 PCI
266/333/400 MHz
ZCLK (66/133MHz)
HCLK+/- (100/133/200MHz)
RJ45(jk)
66/133 MHz
33 MHz
14.318 MHz
48 MHz
RTL8110S (j)
RTL8100C (k)
BIOS
SiS 964
AC97 Link
GigaRAID
IT8212(j)
IDE3(j)
LINE-OUT
IDE4(j)
LPC BUS
IT8705
Floppy
LPT Port
AC97
CODEC
MIC
LINE-IN
PCICLK
(33MHz)
Game Port
24 MHz
8 USB
Ports
TI
TSB43AB23
ATA33/66/100
33 MHz
/133 IDE Channels
PS/2
KB/Mouse
COM
Ports
Serial ATA
Channels
IEEE 1394 Ports
PCICLK (33MHz)
USBCLK (48MHz)
14.318 MHz
33 MHz
CLK GEN
ZCLK (66/133MHz)
CPUCLK+/- (100/133/200MHz)
AGPCLK (66MHz)
HCLK+/- (100/133/200MHz)
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Introduction
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Block Diagram
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English
Chapter 2 Hardware Installation Process
To set up your computer, you must complete the following steps:
Step 1- Install the Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Step 2- Install memory modules
Step 3- Install expansion cards
Step 4- Connect ribbon cables, cabinet wires, and power supply
Step 4
Step 1
Step 2
Step 4
Step 4
Step 3
Congratulations you have accomplished the hardware installation!
Turn on the power supply or connect the power cable to the power outlet. Continue with the BIOS/
software installation.
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Hardware Installation Process
English
Step 1: Install the Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Before installing the processor, adhere to the following warning:
If you do not match the CPU socket Pin 1 and CPU cut edge well, it will
cause improper installation. Please change the insert orientation.
Please make sure the CPU type is supported by the motherboard.
Step 1-1: CPU Installation
Angling the
Socket
rod to 65
Actuation
Lever
0
1. Angling the rod to 65-degree maybe feel a
kind of tight , and then continue pull the rod
to 90-degree when a noise "cough" made.
2. Pull the rod to the 90-degree directly.
Pin1 indicator
Pin1 indicator
4. Locate Pin 1 in the socket and look
3. CPU Top View
for a (golden) cut edge on the CPU
upper corner. Then insert the CPU
into the socket.
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English
Step 1-2 : CPU Cooling Fan Installation
Before installing the CPU Cooling Fan, adhere to the following warning:
1. Please use Intel approved cooling fan.
2. We recommend you to apply the thermal tape to provide better heat conduction
between your CPU and cooling fan.
(The CPU cooling fan might stick to the CPU due to the hardening of the thermal
paste. During this condition if you try to remove the cooling fan, you might pull the
processor out of the CPU socket alone with the cooling fan, and might damage the
processor. To avoid this from happening, we suggest you to either use thermal
tape instead of thermal paste, or remove the cooling fan with extreme caution.)
3. Make sure the CPU fan power cable is plugged in to the CPU fan connector, this
completes the installation.
Please refer to CPU cooling fan user's manual for more detail installation procedure.
1. Fasten the cooling fan supporting-base
onto the CPU socket on the
2. Make sure the CPU fan is plugged to
the CPU fan connector, than install
complete.
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Introduction
English
Step 2: Install memory modules
Before installing the processor and heatsink, adhere to the following warning:
When RAM_LED is ON, do not install/remove DIMM from socket.
Please note that the DIMM module can only fit in one direction due to the one notches.
Wrong orientation will cause improper installation. Please change the insert orientation.
The motherboard has 4 dual inline memory module (DIMM) sockets. The BIOS will automatically
detects memory type and size. To install the memory module, just push it vertically into the DIMM
socket. The DIMM module can only fit in one direction due to the notch. Memory size can vary
between sockets.
Notch
DDR
GA-8S655FX Ultra/GA-8S655FX(-L) supports the Dual Channel Technology. After operating the Dual
Channel Technology, the bandwidth of Memory Bus will add double up to 6.4GB/s.
GA-8S655FX Ultra/GA-8S655FX(-L) includes 4 DIMM sockets, and each Channel has two DIMM sockets as
following:
Channel A : DIMM 1, DIMM 2
Channel B : DIMM 3, DIMM 4
If you want to operate the Dual Channel Technology, please note the following explanations due
to the limitation of SiS® chipset specifications.
1. One/three DDR memory module is installed: The Dual Channel Technology can't operate
when only one or three DDR memory module is installed.
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We'll strongly recommend our user to slot into two DDR memory modules into the DIMMs with the
same color in order for Dual Channel Technology to work.
The following table is for Dual Channel Technology combination:
l Figure 1: Dual Channel Technology (DS: Double Side, SS: Single Side)
2 memory modules
4 memory modules
DIMM 1
DS/SS
DS/SS
X
X
DS/SS
DIMM 2
X
X
DS/SS
DS/SS
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DIMM 3
DS/SS
X
DS/SS
X
DS/SS
DIMM 4
X
DS/SS
X
DS/SS
DS/SS
Hardware Installation Process
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2. Two DDR memory modules are installed (the same memory size and type): The Dual
Channel Technology will operate when two memory modules are inserted individually into
Channel A and B. If you install two memory modules in the same channel, the Dual Channel
Technology will not operate. Additionally, you can boot the system only when one of the
memory modules is inserted into Channel A or Channel B. On the other hand, the memory
module must be inserted into any sockets.
3. Four DDR memory modules are installed: If you install four memory modules at the same
time, the Dual Channel Technology will operate only when those modules have the same
memory size and type.
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1. The DIMM slot has a notch, so the DIMM memory
module can only fit in one direction.
2. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into
the DIMM slot. Then push it down.
3. Close the plastic clip at both edges of the DIMM
slots to lock the DIMM module.
Reverse the installation steps when you wish
to remove the DIMM module.
DDR Introduction
Established on the existing SDRAM infrastructure, DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is a high
performance and cost-effective solution that allows easy adoption for memory vendors, OEMs,
and system integrators.
DDR memory is a great evolutionary solution for the PC industry that builds on the existing
SDRAM architecture, yet make the awesome advances in solving the system performance
bottleneck by doubling the memory bandwidth. Nowadays, with the highest bandwidth of
3.2GB/s of DDR400 memory and complete line of DDR400/333/266/200 memory solutions, DDR
memory is the best choice for building high performance and low latency DRAM subsystem that
are suitable for servers, workstations, and full range of desktop PCs.
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1. Read the related expansion card's instruction document before install the expansion card into
the computer.
2. Remove your computer's chassis cover, necessary screws and slot bracket from the computer.
3. Press the expansion card firmly into expansion slot in motherboard.
4. Be sure the metal contacts on the card are indeed seated in the slot.
5. Replace the screw to secure the slot bracket of the expansion card.
6. Replace your computer's chassis cover.
7. Power on the computer, if necessary, setup BIOS utility of expansion card from BIOS.
8. Install related driver from the operating system.
AGP Card
Please carefully pull out the small white- drawable bar
at the end of the AGP slot when you try to install/
Uninstall the AGP card. Please align the AGP card to
the onboard AGP slot and press firmly down on the slot
.Make sure your AGP card is locked by the small whitedrawable bar.
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Hardware Installation Process
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Step 3: Install expansion cards
English
Step 4: Connect ribbon cables, cabinet wires, and power
supply
Step 4-1: I/O Back Panel Introduction
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u PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connector
PS/2 Mouse Connector
(6 pin Female)
Ø This connector supports standard PS/2
keyboard and PS/2 mouse.
PS/2 Keyboard Connector
(6 pin Female)
vParallel Port, Serial Port and VGA Port (LPT/COMA/VGA)
Parallel Port
(25 pin Female)
COMA
Ø This connector supports 2 standard
COM ports and 1 Parallel port. Device like
printer can be connected to Parallel port;
mouse and modem etc can be connected to
Serial ports.
COMB
Serial Port (9 pin Male)
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LAN (j/k)
USB 5
USB 4
USB 7
USB 6
Ø Before you connect your device(s) into USB
connector(s), please make sure your
device(s) such as USB keyboard,mouse,
scanner, zip, speaker..etc. Have a standard
USB interface. Also make sure your OS
supports USB controller.
If your OS does not support USB controller,
please contact OS vendor for possible patch
or driver upgrade. For more information
please contact your OS or device(s) vendors.
y Audio Connectors
Ø After install onboard audio driver, you may
connect speaker to Line Out jack, micro phone
to MIC In jack.
Device like CD-ROM , walkman etc can be
Line In(Rear Speaker)
connected to Line-In jack.
Please note:
Line Out(Front Speaker)
You are able to use 2-/4-/6- channel audio
feature
by S/W selection.
MIC In(Center and Subwoofer)
If you want to enable 6-channel function, you
have 2 choose for hardware connection.
Method1:
Connect "Front Speaker" to "Line Out"
Connect "Rear Speaker" to "Line In"
Connect "Center and Subwoofer" to "MIC Out".
Method2:
You can refer to page 28, and contact your
nearestdealer for optional SUR_CEN cable.
If you want the detail information for 2-/4-/6-channel audio setup
installation, please refer to page 89.
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only. k For GA-8S655FX-L only.
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Hardware Installation Process
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w/x USB / LAN Connector
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Step 4-2: Connectors & Jumper Setting Introduction
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5 (j)
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7
9
6 (j)
16
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17
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25
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8 (j)
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21
19 18
22 23 24
20 11
1) ATX_12V
15) SUR_CEN
2)
3)
4)
5)
ATX
CPU_FAN
SYS_FAN
PWR_FAN (j)
16)
17)
18)
19)
CD_IN
AUX_IN
SPDIF_IO
IR
6)
7)
8)
9)
NB_FAN (j)
IDE1/IDE2
IDE3/IDE4 (j)
FDD
20)
21)
22)
23)
F_USB1/F_USB2
GAME
INFO_LINK
F1_1394
10) RAM_LED
11) PWR_LED
12) BAT
13) F_PANEL
24) F2_1394
25) SATA0/SATA1
26) CLR_PWD
14) F_AUDIO
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only. k For GA-8S655FX-L only.
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ATX_12V (+12V Power Connector)
This connector (ATX _12V) suppliesthe CPU operation voltage (Vcore). If this " ATX_ 12V connector" is
not connected, system cannot boot.
2
1
3
4
2)
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
Definition
GND
GND
+12V
+12V
ATX (ATX Power)
AC power cord should only be connected to your power supply unit after ATX power cable and other
related devices are firmly connected to the mainboard.
10
1
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11
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Definition
3.3V
3.3V
GND
VCC
GND
VCC
GND
Power Good
5V SB(stand by +5V)
+12V
3.3V
-12V
GND
PS _O N(softO n/ Off)
GND
GND
GND
-5V
VCC
VCC
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1)
English
3)
CPU_FAN (CPU FAN Connector)
Please note, a proper installation of the CPU cooler is essential to prevent the CPU from running
under abnormal condition or damaged by overheating.The CPU fan connector supports Max.
current up to 600 mA.
Pin No.
1
2
3
1
4)
Definition
GND
+12V
Sense
SYS_FAN (System FAN Connector)
This connector allows you to link with the cooling fan on the system case to lower the system
temperature.
1
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Pin No.
1
2
3
Definition
GND
+12V
Sense
PWR_FAN (Power Fan Connector) (j)
This connector allows you to link with the cooling fan on the system case to lower the system
temperature.
1
6)
Pin No.
1
2
3
Definition
GND
+12V
Sense
NB_FAN (j )
If you installed wrong direction, the Chip Fan will not work. Sometimes will damage the Chip Fan.
(Usually black cable is GND)
Note: If the NorthBridge on the motherboard has a fan sink, then the motherboard contains a
NB_FAN connector.
1
Pin No. Definition
1
VCC
2
GND
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5)
IDE1/ IDE2(IDE1/IDE2 Connector)
Please connect first harddisk to IDE1 and connect CDROM to IDE2. The red stripe of the ribbon cable
must be the same side with the Pin1.
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40
2
8)
IDE1
1
IDE2
English
7)
IDE3 / IDE4 (RAID/ATA133, Green Connector) (j)
Important Notice: The red stripe of the ribbon cable must be the same side with the Pin1. If you wish to
use IDE3 and IDE4, please use it in unity with BIOS (either RAID or ATA133). Then, install the correct
driver to have proper operation. For details, please refer to the GigaRAID manual.
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1
IDE3
IDE4
40
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only.
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2
FDD (Floppy Connector)
Please connect the floppy drive ribbon cables to FDD. It supports 360K,720K,1.2M,1.44M and
2.88Mbytes floppy disk types. The red stripe of the ribbon cable must be the same side with the Pin1.
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33
2
1
10) RAM_LED
Do not remove memory modules while RAM LED is on. It might cause short or other unexpected
damages due to the stand by voltage. Remove memory modules only when AC Power cord is disconnected.
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English
9)
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11) PWR_LED
PWR_LED is connect with the system power indicator to indicate whether the system is on/off. It will blink
when the system enters suspend mode. If you use dual color LED, power LED will turn to another color.
1
Pin No.
1
2
3
Definition
MPD+
MPDMPD-
12) BAT (Battery)
+
CAUTION
v Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced.
v Replace only with the same or equivalent
type recommended by the manufacturer.
v Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer's instructions.
If you want to erase CM OS...
1.Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.Remove the battery, wait for 30 second.
3.Re-install the battery.
4.Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
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Please connect the power LED, PC peaker, reset switch and power switch etc of your chassis front panel
to the F_PANEL connector according to the pin assignment above.
Soft Po wer
Connector
Me ssa g e LED /Po w e r /
Sleep LED
Speaker
Connector
PW MPD MPD +
21
1
1
ID E H ard Di sk
Active L ED
SPEAK+ SPEAK-
PW +
HD +
HD-
1
1
1
20
19
NC
RSER SE+
Reset Swi tch
HD (IDE Hard Disk Active LED)
Pin 1: LED anode(+)
(Blue)
SPEAK (Speaker Connector)
(Amber)
Pin 2: LED cathode(-)
Pin 1: VCC(+)
Pin 2- Pin 3: NC
Pin 4: Data(-)
Open: Normal Operation
Close: Reset Hardware System
Open: Normal Operation
Close: Power On/Off
Pin 1: LED anode(+)
Pin 2: LED cathode(-)
NC
RES (Reset Switch)
(Green)
PW (Soft Power Connector)
(Red)
MSG(Message LED/Power/
Sleep LED)(Yellow)
NC( Purple)
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13) F_PANEL (2x10 pins connector)
English
14) F_AUDIO (F_AUDIO Connector)
If you want to use Front Audio connector, you must remove 5-6, 9-10 Jumper. In order to utilize the
front audio header, your chassis must have front audio connector. Also please make sure the pin
assigment on the cable is the same as the pin assigment on the MB header. To find out if the chassis
you are buying support front audio connector, please contact your dealer.Please note, you can have the
alternative of using front audio connector or of using rear audio connector to play sound.
10
9
2
1
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Definition
MIC
GND
REF
POWER
FrontAudio(R)
RearAudio(R)
Reserved
No Pin
FrontAudio (L)
RearAudio(L)
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Definition
SUROUTL
SUROUTR
GND
No Pin
CENTER_OUT
BASS_OUT
15) SUR_CEN
Please contact your nearest dealer for optional SUR_CEN cable.
1
5
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6
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16) CD_IN (CD IN, Black)
Connect CD-ROM or DVD-ROM audio out to the connector.
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
1
Definition
CD-L
GND
GND
CD_R
17) AUX_IN (AUX In Connector)
Connect other device(such as PCI TV Tunner audio out)to the connector.
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Pin No.
1
2
3
4
Definition
AUX-L
GND
GND
AUX_R
Hardware Installation Process
English
18) SPDIF_IO (SPDIF In/Out)
The SPDIF output is capable of providing digital audio to external speakers or compressed AC3 data to
an external Dolby Digital Decoder. Use this feature only when your stereo system has digital input
function. Use SPDIF IN feature only when your device has digital output function.
Be careful with the polarity of the SPDIF_IO connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you
connect the SPDIF_IO cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will m ake the
device unable to work or even damage it. For optional SPDIF_IO cable, please contact your local
dealer.
2 6
1 5
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Definition
VCC
No Pin
SPDIF
SPDIFI
GND
GND
19) IR
Make sure the pin 1 on the IR device is aling with pin one the connector. To enable the IR function on
the board, you are required to purchase an option IR module. Be careful with the polarity of the IR
connector. For optional IR cable, please contact your local dealer.
1
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Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
Definition
VCC
No Pin
IR Data Input
GND
IR Data Output
Be careful with the polarity of the front USB connector. Check the pin assignment while you
connect the front USB cable. Please contact your nearest dealer for optional front USB cable.
Be careful with the polarity of the F_USB connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you
connect the F_USB cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will make the device
unable to work or even damage it. For optional F_USB cable, please contact your local dealer.
2
10
1
9
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Definition
Power
Power
USB0 DX-/USB2 DXUSB1 Dy-/USB3 DyUSB0 DX+/USB2 DX+
USB1 Dy+/USB3 Dy+
GND
GND
No Pin
NC
21) GAME (GAME Connector)
This connector supports joystick, MIDI keyboard and other relate audio devices.
2
16
1
15
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Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Definition
VCC
GRX1_R
GND
GPSA2
VCC
GPX2_R
GPY2_R
MSI_R
GPSA1
GND
GPY1_R
VCC
GPSB1
MSO_R
GPSB2
No Pin
Hardware Installation Process
English
20) F_ USB1 / F_USB2(Front USB Connector, Yellow )
English
22) INFO_LINK
This connector allows you to connect some external devices to provide you extra function.
2
10
1
9
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Definition
SMBCLK
VCC
SMBDATA
GPIO
GND
GND
No Pin
NC
+12V
+12V
23) F1_1394 (IEEE 1394 Connector)
Please Note: Serial interface standard set by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, which
has features like high speed, high bandwidth and hot plug.
Be careful with the polarity of the IEEE1394 connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you
connect the IEEE1394 cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will m ake the
device unable to work or even damage it. For optional IEEE1394 cable, please contact your local
dealer.
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16
1
15
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Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Definition
Power
Power
TPA0+
TPA0GND
GND
TPB0+
TPB0Power
Power
TPA1+
TPA1GND
No Pin
TPB1+
TPB1-
Please Note: Serial interface standard set by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, which
has features like high speed, high bandwidth and hot plug.
Be careful with the polarity of the IEEE1394 connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you
connect the IEEE1394 cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will m ake the
device unable to work or even damage it. For optional IEEE1394 cable, please contact your local
dealer.
2
10
1
9
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Definition
TPA2+
TPA2GND
GND
TPB2+
TPB2Power
Power
No Pin
GND
25) SATA0/SATA1 (Serial ATA Connector)
You can connect the Serial ATA device to this connector, it provides you high speed transfer rates
(150M B/sec). If you wish to use RAID function, please use it in unity with BIOS and install the correct
driver to have proper operation. For details, please refer to page 102.
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1
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Definition
GND
TXP
TXN
GND
RXN
RXP
GND
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24) F2_1394 (IEEE 1394 Connector)
English
26) CLR_PWD
When Jumper is set to "open" and system is restarted, the password that is set will be cleared. On the
contrary when Jumper is set to "close", the current status remains.
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open: Clear password
1
close: Normal
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BIOS Setup is an overview of the BIOS Setup Program. The program that allows users to modify the
basic system configuration. This type of information is stored in battery-backed CMOS RAM so that it
retains the Setup information when the power is turned off.
ENTERING SETUP
Powering ON the computer and pressing <Del> immediately will allow you to enter Setup. If you require
more advanced BIOS settings, please go to "Advanced BIOS" setting menu.To enter Advanced BIOS
setting menu, press "Ctrl+F1" key on the BIOS screen.
CONTROL KEYS
<á>
Move to previous item
<â>
Move to next item
<ß>
Move to the item in the left hand
<à>
Move to the item in the right hand
<Enter>
Select item
<Esc>
Main Menu - Quit and not save changes into CMOS Status Page Setup Menu and
Option Page Setup Menu - Exit current page and return to Main Menu
<+/PgUp> Increase the numeric value or make changes
<-/PgDn>
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
<F1>
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu
<F2>
Item Help
<F3>
Reserved
<F4>
Reserved
<F5>
Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for Option Page Setup Menu
<F6>
Load the file-safe default CMOS value from BIOS default table
<F7>
Load the Optimized Defaults
<F8>
Dual BIOS (j)/Q-Flash function
<F9>
System Information
<F10>
Save all the CMOS changes, only for Main Menu
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BIOS Setup
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Chapter 3 BIOS Setup
English
GETTING HELP
Main Menu
The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Status Page Setup Menu / Option Page Setup Menu
Press F1 to pop up a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and the possible
selections for the highlighted item. To exit the Help Window press <Esc>.
The Main Menu (For example: BIOS Ver. :
8S655FX Ultra F1a)
Once you enter Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu (Figure 1) will appear on the screen.
The Main Menu allows you to select from eight setup functions and two exit choices. Use arrow keys to
select among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter the sub-menu.
CMOS Setup Utility -Copy right (C) 1984-2003 Aw ard Softw are
}Standard CMOS Features
Top Performance
}Adv anced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
}Integrated Peripherals
Load Optimized Defaults
}Pow er Management Setup
Set Superv isor Passw ord
}PnP/PCI Configurations
Set User Passw ord
}PC Health Status
Sav e & Ex it Setup
}Frequency /Voltage Control
Ex it Without Sav ing
ESC:Quit
higf:Select Item
F8: Dual BIOS (j) /Q-Flash
F10:Sav e & Ex it Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Ty pe...
Figure 1: Main Menu
If you can't find the set ting you want, p lease press "Ctrl+F1" to
search th e advanced optio n widden.
l
Standard CMOS Features
This setup page includes all the items in standard compatible BIOS.
l
Advanced BIOS Features
This setup page includes all the items of Award special enhanced features.
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only.
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Integrated Peripherals
English
l
This setup page includes all onboard peripherals.
l
Power Manag ement Setup
This setup page includes all the items of Green function features.
l
PnP/PCI Configurations
This setup page includes all the configurations of PCI & PnP ISA resources.
l
PC Health Status
This setup page is the System auto detect Temperature, voltage, fan, speed.
l
Frequency/Voltage Control
This setup page is control CPU's clock and frequency ratio.
l
Top Performance
If you wish to maximize the performance of your system, set "Top Performance" as "Enabled".
l
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Fail-Safe Defaults indicates the value of the system parameters which the system would
be in safe configuration.
l
Load Optimized Defaults
Optimized Defaults indicates the value of the system parameters which the system would
be in best performance configuration.
l
Set Supervis or password
Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system and Setup,
or just to Setup.
l
Set User password
Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system.
l
Save & Exit Setup
Save CMOS value settings to CMOS and exit setup.
l
Exit Without Saving
Abandon all CMOS value changes and exit setup.
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Standard CMOS Features
CMOS Setup Utility -Copy right (C) 1984-2003 Aw ard Softw are
Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:y y )
Fri, May 3 2002
Item Help
Time (hh:mm:ss)
17:56:23
Menu Lev el u
Change the day , month,
}IDE Primary Master
None
}IDE Primary Slav e
None
}IDE Secondary Master
None
<Week>
}IDE Secondary Slav e
None
Sun. to Sat.
Driv e A
1.44M, 3.5 in.
<Month>
Driv e B
None
Jan. to Dec.
Floppy 3 Mode Support
Disabled
Halt On
All, But Key board
y ear
<Day >
1 to 31 (or max imum
allow ed in the month)
Base Memory
640K
Ex tended Memory
130048K
<Year>
Total Memory
131072K
1999 to 2098
higf: Mov e Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Sav e ESC:Ex it
F1:General Help
F5:Prev ious Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults
Figure 2: Standard CMOS Features
Date
The date format is <week>, <month>, <day>, <year>.
Week
The w eek, from Sun to Sat, determined by the BIOS and is display only
Month
Day
Year
The month, Jan. Through Dec.
The day , from 1 to 31 (or the max imum allow ed in the month)
The y ear, from 1999 through 2098
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The times format in <hour> <minute> <second>. The time is calculated base on the 24-hour militarytime clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00.
IDE Primary Master, Slave / IDE Secondary Master, Slave
The category identifies the types of hard disk from drive C to F that has been installed in the computer.
There are two types: auto type, and manual type. Manual type is user-definable; Auto type which will
automatically detect HDD type.
Note that the specifications of your drive must match with the drive table. The hard disk will not work
properly if you enter improper information for this category.
If y ou select User Type, related information will be asked to enter to the following items. Enter the
information directly from the keyboard and press <Enter>. Such information should be provided in the
documentation form your hard disk vendor or the system manufacturer.
CYLS.
Number of cy linders
HEADS
Number of heads
PRECOMP
Write precomp
LANDZONE
Landing zone
SECTORS
Number of sectors
If a hard disk has not been installed select NONE and press <Enter>.
Drive A / Drive B
The category identifies the types of floppy disk driv e A or drive B that has been installed in the
computer.
None
No floppy driv e installed
360K, 5.25 in.
5.25 inch PC-ty pe standard driv e; 360K by te capacity .
1.2M, 5.25 in.
5.25 inch AT-ty pe high-density driv e; 1.2M by te capacity
(3.5 inch w hen 3 Mode is Enabled).
720K, 3.5 in.
3.5 inch double-sided driv e; 720K by te capacity
1.44M, 3.5 in.
3.5 inch double-sided driv e; 1.44M by te capacity .
2.88M, 3.5 in.
3.5 inch double-sided driv e; 2.88M by te capacity .
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Time
English
Floppy 3 Mode Support (for J apan Area)
Disabled
Normal Floppy Driv e. (Default v alue)
Driv e A
Driv e A is 3 mode Floppy Driv e.
Driv e B
Driv e B is 3 mode Floppy Driv e.
Both
Driv e A & B are 3 mode Floppy Driv es.
Halt on
The category determines whether the computer will stop if an error is detected during power up.
NO Errors
The sy stem boot w ill not stop for any error that may be detected
and y ou w ill be prompted.
All Errors
Whenev er the BIOS detects a non-fatal error the sy stem w ill be stopped.
All, But Key board
The sy stem boot w ill not stop for a key board error; it w ill stop for
all other errors. (Default v alue)
All, But Diskette
The sy stem boot w ill not stop for a disk error; it w ill stop for all
other errors.
All, But Disk/Key
The sy stem boot w ill not stop for a key board or disk error; it w ill
stop for all other errors.
Memory
The category is display-only which is determined by POST (Power On Self Test) ofthe BIOS.
Base Memory
The POST of the BIOS will determine the amount of base (or conventional) memory
installed in the system.
The value of the base memory is typically 512 K for systems with 512 K memory
installed on the motherboard, or 640 K for systems with 640 K or more memory
installed on the motherboard.
Extended Memory
The BIOS determines how much extended memory is present during the POST.
This is the amount of memory located above 1 MB in the CPU's memory
address map.
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Advanced BIOS Features
CMOS Setup Utility -Copy right (C) 1984-2003 Aw ard Softw are
Adv anced BIOS Features
uSCSI/RAID Cntlr Boot Order
[Press Enter]
Item Help
First Boot Dev ice
[Floppy ]
Menu Lev el u
Second Boot Dev ice
[HDD-0]
Select boot sequence
Third Boot Dev ice
[CDROM]
for onboard (or add-on
Boot Up Floppy Seek
[Disabled]
card) SCSI, RAID, etc
Passw ord Check
[Setup]
# CPU Hy per-Threading
[Enabled]
Flex ible AGP 8X
[Auto]
Init Display First
[AGP]
higf: Mov e Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Prev ious Values
F10:Sav e
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC:Ex it
F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
Figure 3: Adv anced BIOS Features
" # " Sy stem w ill detect automatically and show up w hen y ou install the Intel® Pentium ® 4 processor
w ith HT Technology.
SCSI/RAID Cntlr Boot Order
M This feature allows you to select the boot order SiS RAID controller or RAID or ITE RAID controller.
SiS RAID controller
Select y our boot dev ice priority by SiS RAID controller.
ITE RAID controller
Select y our boot dev ice priority by ITE RAID controller.
(j)
First / Second / Third Boot Device
M This feature allow s y ou to select the boot dev ice priority .
Floppy
Select y our boot dev ice priority by Floppy .
LS120
Select y our boot dev ice priority by LS120.
HDD-0~3
Select y our boot dev ice priority by HDD-0~3.
SCSI
Select y our boot dev ice priority by SCSI.
CDROM
Select y our boot dev ice priority by CDROM.
ZIP
Select y our boot dev ice priority by ZIP.
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USB-FDD
Select y our boot dev ice priority by USB-FDD.
USB-ZIP
Select y our boot dev ice priority by USB-ZIP.
USB-CDROM
Select y our boot dev ice priority by USB-CDROM.
USB-HDD
Select y our boot dev ice priority by USB-HDD.
LAN
Select y our boot dev ice priority by LAN.
Disabled
Select y our boot dev ice priority by Disabled.
Boot Up Fl oppy Seek
During POST, BIOS will determine the floppy disk drive installed is 40 or 80 tracks. 360 K type is
40 tracks 720 K, 1.2 M and 1.44 M are all 80 tracks.
Enabled
BIOS searches for floppy disk driv e to determine it is 40 or 80 tracks. Note
that BIOS can not tell from 720 K, 1.2 M or 1.44 M driv e ty pe as they are
all 80tracks.
Disabled
BIOS w ill not search for the ty pe of floppy disk driv e by track number. Note
that there w ill not be any w arning message if the driv e installed is 360 K.
(Default v alue)
Password Check
Sy stem
The sy stem can not boot and can not access to Setup page w ill be denied
Setup
The sy stem w ill boot, but access to Setup w ill be denied if the correct
if the correct passw ord is not entered at the prompt.
passw ord is not entered at the prompt. (Default v alue)
CPU Hyper-Threading
Enabled
Enables CPU Hy per Threading Feature. Please note that this feature is only
w orking for operating sy stem w ith multi processors mode supported.
(Default v alue)
Disabled
Disables CPU Hy per Threading.
Flexible AGP 8X
Auto
Automatically set AGP transfer rate according to AGP compatibility and stability .
(Default v alue)
4X
Set AGP transfer rate to 4X mode no matter w hat the AGP transfer rate the card is.
Init Display First
AGP
Set Init Display First to AGP. (Default v alue)
PCI
Set Init Display First to PCI.
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Integrated Peripherals
CMOS Setup Utility -Copy right (C) 1984-2003 Aw ard Softw are
Integrated Peripherals
IDE1 Conductor Cable
[Auto]
Item Help
IDE2 Conductor Cable
[Auto]
Menu Lev el u
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
[Enabled]
[Auto]
On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
[Enabled]
Auto-detect IDE
AC97 Audio
[Enabled]
cable ty pe
USB Controller
[Enabled]
USB Legacy Support
[Disabled]
[ATA66/100/133]
Onboard 1394 Function
[Enabled]
Set Conductor cable
Onboard ATA/RAID dev ice (j)
[Enabled]
to ATA66/100/133(80-pins)
GigaRAID dev ice
[RAID]
(j)
Onboard LAN dev ice (jk)
[Enabled]
[ATA33]
SiS Serial ATA Controller
[Enabled]
Set Conductor cable
SiS Serial ATA Mode
[RAID]
to ATA33(40-pins)
Onboard Serial Port 1
[3F8/IRQ4]
Onboard Serial Port 2
[2F8/IRQ3]
UART Mode Select
[Normal]
x UR2 Duplex Mode
Half
Onboard Parallel Port
[378/IRQ7]
Parallel Port Mode
[SPP]
x ECP Mode Use DMA
3
Game Port Address
[201]
Midi Port Address
[330]
Midi Port IRQ
[10]
higf: Mov e Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Prev ious Values
F10:Sav e
ESC:Ex it
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
Figure 4: Integrated Peripherals
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only. k For GA-8S655FX-L only.
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IDE1 Conductor Cable
Auto
Will be automatically detected by BIOS. (Default Value)
ATA66/100/133
Set IDE1 Conductor Cable to ATA66/100/133 (Please make sure y our IDE
dev ice and cable is compatible w ith ATA66/100/133).
ATA33
Set IDE1 Conductor Cable to ATA33 (Please make sure your IDE dev ice and
cable is compatible w ith ATA33).
IDE2 Conductor Cable
Auto
Will be automatically detected by BIOS. (Default Value)
ATA66/100/133
Set IDE2 Conductor Cable to ATA66/100/133 (Please make sure y our IDE
dev ice and cable is compatible w ith ATA66/100/133).
ATA33
Set IDE2 Conductor Cable to ATA33 (Please make sure your IDE dev ice and
cable is compatible w ith ATA33).
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
Enabled
Enable onboard 1st channel IDE port. (Default v alue)
Disabled
Disable onboard 1st channel IDE port.
On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
Enabled
Enable onboard 2nd channel IDE port. (Default v alue)
Disabled
Disable onboard 2nd channel IDE port.
AC97 Audio
Enabled
Enable onboard AC'97 audio function. (Default v alue)
Disabled
Disable this function.
USB Controller
Enabled
Enable USB Controller. (Default v alue)
Disabled
Disable USB Controller.
USB Legacy Support
When USB keyboard or mouse is installed, please set at Enabled.
Enabled
Enable USB key board or mouse support.
Disabled
Disable USB key board or mouse support. (Default v alue)
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Enabled
Enable onboard IEEE 1394 function. (Default v alue)
Disabled
Disable this function.
English
Onboard 13 94 Function
Onboard ATA/RAID device (j)
Enabled
Enable onboard ATA/RAID dev ice. (Default v alue)
Disabled
Disable this function.
GigaRAID Function (j)
RAID
Selec t onboard GigaRAID chip function as RAID. (Default v alue)
ATA
A
Select onboard GigaRAID chip function as ATA.
Onboard LAN device (jk)
Enabled
Enable onboard LAN function. (Default v alue)
Disabled
Disable onboard LAN function.
SiS Serial ATA Controller
MDisable this option if you are not using the SiS Serial ATA feature.
Enabled
Enable SiS Serial ATA support. (Default v alue)
Disabled
Disable SiS Serial ATA .
SiS Serial ATA Mode
RAID
Select SiS Serial ATA chip function as RAID. (Default v alue)
IDE
Select SiS Serial ATA chip function as IDE.
Onboard Serial Port 1
Auto
BIOS w ill automatically setup the port 1 address.
3F8/IRQ4
Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 3F8. (Default v alue)
2F8/IRQ3
Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 2F8.
3E8/IRQ4
Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 3E8.
2E8/IRQ3
Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 2E8.
Disabled
Disable onboard Serial port 1.
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only. k For GA-8S655FX-L only.
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Onboard Serial Port 2
Auto
BIOS w ill automatically setup the port 2 address.
3F8/IRQ4
Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 3F8.
2F8/IRQ3
Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 2F8. (Default v alue)
3E8/IRQ4
Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 3E8.
2E8/IRQ3
Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 2E8.
Disabled
Disable onboard Serial port 2.
UART Mode Select
(This item allows you to determine which Infra Red(IR) function of Onboard I/O chip)
ASKIR
Set onboard I/O chip UART to ASKIR Mode.
IrDA
Set onboard I/O chip UART to IrDA Mode.
Normal
Set onboard I/O chip UART to Normal Mode. (Default Value)
UR2 Dupl ex Mode
Half
IR Function Duplex Half. (Default Value)
Full
IR Function Duplex Full.
Onboard Parallel port
378/IRQ7
Enable onboard LPT port and address is 378/IRQ7. (Default Value)
278/IRQ5
Enable onboard LPT port and address is 278/IRQ5.
Disabled
Disable onboard LPT port.
3BC/IRQ7
Enable onboard LPT port and address is 3BC/IRQ7.
Parallel Port Mode
SPP
Using Parallel port as Standard Parallel Port. (Default Value)
EPP
Using Parallel port as Enhanced Parallel Port.
ECP
Using Parallel port as Ex tended Capabilities Port.
ECP+EPP
Using Parallel port as ECP & EPP mode.
ECP Mode Use DMA
3
Set ECP Mode Use DMA to 3. (Default Value)
1
Set ECP Mode Use DMA to 1.
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201
Set Game Port Address to 201. (Default Value)
209
Set Game Port Address to 209.
Disabled
Disable this function.
English
Game Port Address
Midi Port Address
300
Set Midi Port Address to 300.
330
Set Midi Port Address to 330.(Default Value)
Disabled
Disable this function.
Midi Port IRQ
5
Set Midi Port IRQ to 5.
10
Set Midi Port IRQ to 10. (Default Value)
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English
Power Management Setup
CMOS Setup Utility -Copy right (C) 1984-2003 Aw ard Softw are
Pow er Management Setup
ACPI Suspend Ty pe
[S1(POS)]
Item Help
Soft-Off by PWR_BTTN
[Off]
Menu Lev el u
Sy stem After AC Back
[Off]
[S1]
IRQ [3-7, 9-15], NMI
[Enabled]
Set suspend ty pe to
ModemRingOn
[Enabled]
Pow er On Suspend under
PME Ev ent Wake Up
[Enabled]
ACPI OS
x USB Dev ice Wake-up From S3
Enabled
Pow er On by Key board
[Disabled]
[S3]
Pow er On by Mouse
[Disabled]
Set suspend ty pe to
Resume by Alarm
[Disabled]
Suspend to RAM under
x Month Alarm
NA
ACPI OS
x Day (of Month)
0
x Time (hh:mm:ss)
0 0 0
higf: Mov e
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Sav e
ESC:Ex it
F1:General Help
F5:Prev ious Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults
Figure 5: Pow er Management Setup
ACPI Suspend Type
S1(POS)
Set ACPI suspend ty pe to S1. (Default Value)
S3(STR)
Set ACPI suspend ty pe to S3.
Soft-off by PWR_BTTN
Off
The user press the pow er button once, he can turn off the sy stem.
(Default Value)
Suspend
The user press the pow er button once, then he can enter suspend mode.
System after AC Back
LastState
When AC-pow er back to the sy stem, the sy stem w ill return to the Last state
before AC-pow er off.
Off
When AC-pow er back to the sy stem, the sy stem w ill be in "Off" state.
(Default Value)
On
When AC-pow er back to the sy stem, the sy stem w ill be in "On" state.
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Disabled
Disable this function.
Enabled
Enable this function. (Default v alue)
English
IRQ [3-7, 9-15], NMI
ModemRingOn
Disabled
Disable Modem Ring on function.
Enabled
Enable Modem Ring on function. (Default Value)
PME Event Wake Up
Disabled
Disable this function.
Enabled
Enable PME Ev ent Wake up. (Default Value)
USB Device Wake-up From S3
Enabled
Enable USB Dev ice Wakeup From S3.
Disabled
Disable USB Dev ice Wakeup From S3. (Default v alue)
Power On by Keyboard
Passw ord
Input passw ord (from 1 to 8 characters) and press Enter to set the Key board
Pow er On Passw ord.
Any Key
Set Key board pow er on by any key .
Disabled
Disable this function. (Default Value)
Power On by Mouse
Enabled
Enable Pow er On by Mouse function.
Disabled
Disable this function. (Default Value)
Resume by Alarm
You can set "Resume by Alarm" item to enabled and key in Data/time to pow er on sy stem.
Disabled
Disable this function. (Default Value)
Enabled
Enable alarm function to POWER ON sy stem.
If RTC Alarm Lead To Pow er On is Enabled.
Month Alarm :
NA, 1~12
Day (of Month) :
1~31
Time ( hh: mm: ss) :
(0~23) : (0~59) : (0~59)
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English
PnP/PCI Configurations
CMOS Setup Utility -Copy right (C) 1984-2003 Aw ard Softw are
PnP/PCI Configurations
PCI 4 IRQ Assignment
[Auto]
Item Help
PCI 1/5 IRQ Assignment
[Auto]
Menu Lev el u
PCI 2 IRQ Assignment
[Auto]
PCI 3 IRQ Assignment
[Auto]
higf: Mov e
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Sav e
F5:Prev ious Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC:Ex it
Figure 6: PnP/PCI Configurations
PCI 4 IRQ Assignment
Auto
Auto assign IRQ to PCI 4. (Default v alue)
3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15
Set IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 to PCI 4.
PCI 1/5 IRQ Assignment
Auto
3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15
Auto assign IRQ to PCI 1/5. (Default v alue)
Set IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 to PCI 1/5.
PCI 2 IRQ Assignment
Auto
Auto assign IRQ to PCI 2. (Default v alue)
3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15
Set IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 to PCI 2.
PCI 3 IRQ Assignment
Auto
Auto assign IRQ to PCI 3. (Default v alue)
3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15
Set IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 to PCI 3.
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F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
English
PC Health Status
CMOS Setup Utility -Copy right (C) 1984-2003 Aw ard Softw are
PC Health Status
Vcore
OK
Item Help
DDR25
OK
Menu Lev el u
+3.3V
OK
+12V
OK
Current CPU Temperature
49°C
Current CPU FAN Speed
5113 RPM
Current SYSTEM FAN Speed
0
CPU Smart FAN Control (j)
[Enabled]
higf: Mov e
RPM
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Sav e
ESC:Ex it
F1:General Help
F5:Prev ious Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults
Figure 7: PC Health Status
Current Voltage (V) VCORE / DDR25 / +3.3 V / +12V
Detec t sy stem' s v oltage status automatic ally .
Current CPU Temperature
Detec t CPU tem perature automatic ally .
Current CPU/SYSTM FAN Speed (RPM)
Detec t CPU/Sy stem Fan speed status automatic ally .
CPU Smart FAN Control (j)
Disabled
Disable this function.
Enabled
Enable CPU Smart Fan control function.(Default v alue)
a. When the CPU temperature is higher than 40 degrees Celsius, CPU fan
w ill run at full speed.
b. When the CPU temperature is low er than 40 degrees Celsius, CPU fan
w ill run at low speed.
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only.
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English
Frequency/Voltage Control
CMOS Setup Utility -Copy right (C) 1984-2003 Aw ard Softw are
Frequency /Voltage Control
CPU Clock Ratio
[15X]
Item Help
Linear Frequency Control
[Disabled]
Menu Lev el u
x CPU Clock (MHz)
100
x DRAM Clock (MHz)
AUTO
AGP/PCI Clock Control
[Auto]
x AGP Clock (MHz)
66
x PCI Clock (MHz)
33
AGP Voltage Control
[Normal]
DRAM Voltage Control
[Normal]
CPU Voltage Control
[Normal]
Normal CPU Vcore (j)
1.4750V
higf: Mov e
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Sav e
F5:Prev ious Values
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC:Ex it
F1:General Help
F7:Optimized Defaults
Figure 8: Frequency /Voltage Control
CPU Clock Ratio
This setup op tion will automati cally assign by C PU detection.
For W illamette CPU:
8X~23X default: 14X
For C -Steppin g P4:
8X,10X~24X default: 15X
For N orthwood CPU:
12X~24X default: 16X
The option w ill display "Locked" and read only if the CPU ratio is not changeable.
Linear Frequency Control
Disabled
Disable this function. (Default v alue)
Enabled
Enable this function.
CPU Clock (MHz)
100~355
Select CPU Clock to 100MHz~355MHz.
Incorrect using it may cause y our sy stem broken. For pow er End-User use only !
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only.
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Please set DRAM Clock according to y our requirement.
If y ou use DDR266 DRAM module, please set "DRAM Clock(MHz)" to Auto or 266. If y ou use
DDR333 DRAM module, please set "DRAM Clock(MHz)" to Auto or 333.
Incorrect using it may cause y our sy stem broken. For pow er End-User use only !
AGP/PCI Clock Control
AUTO
Set AGP/PCI Clock Control to AUTO. (Default v alue)
Manual
Set AGP/PCI Clock Control to Manual.
AGP Clock (MHz)
Please set AGP Clock according to y our requirement.
Incorrect using it may cause y our sy stem broken. For pow er End-User use only !
PCI Clock (MHz)
Please set PCI Clock according to y our requirement.
Incorrect using it may cause y our sy stem broken. For pow er End-User use only !
AGP Voltag e Control
Normal
Set AGP Voltage Control to Normal. (Default v alue)
+0.1V
Set AGP Voltage Control to +0.1V.
+0.2V
Set AGP Voltage Control to +0.2V.
+0.3V
Set AGP Voltage Control to +0.3V.
DRAM Voltage Control
Normal
Set DRAM Voltage Control to Normal. (Default v alue)
+0.1V
Set DRAM Voltage Control to +0.1V.
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English
DRAM Clock (MHz)
English
CPU Voltag e Control
Supports adjustable CPU Vcore from 0.8375V to 1.6000V.
(j)
+5%
Set CPU Voltage Control to +5%.
+7.5%
Set CPU Voltage Control to +7.5%.
+10%
Set CPU Voltage Control to +10%.
Normal
Set CPU Voltage Control to Normal. (Default v alue)
(kl)
(kl)
(kl)
Normal CPU Vcore (j)
Display y our CPU Vcore Voltage.
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only. k For GA-8S655FX-L only.
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l For GA-8S655FX only.
English
Top Performance
CMOS Setup Utility -Copy right (C) 1984-2003 Aw ard Softw are
}Standard CMOS Features
Top Performance
}Adv anced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
}Integrated Peripherals
Top Performance
Load Optimized Defaults
}Pow er Management Setup
Set Superv isor Passw ord
Disabled...................[ n]
}PnP/PCI Configurations
Enabled................... [
}PC Health Status
]
Set User Passw ord
Sav e & Ex it Setup
}Frequency /Voltage Control
Ex it Without Sav ing
ESC:Quit
higf:Select Item
ENTER: Accept
F10:Sav e & Ex it Setup
hi: Mov e
F8: Dual BIOS (j) /Q-Flash
ESC: Abort
Figure 9: Top Performance
Top Performance
If you wish to maximize the performance of your system, set "Top Performance" as "Enabled".
Disabled Disable this function. (Default Value)
Enabled
Enable Top Performance function.
"Top Performance" w ill increase H/W w orking speed. Different sy stem configuration
(both H/W component and OS) w ill effect the result. For ex ample, the same H/W configuration
might not run properly w ith Window s XP, but w orks smoothly w ith Window s NT. Therefore,
if y our sy stem is not perform enough, the reliability or stability problem w ill appear sometimes,
and w e w ill recommend y ou disabling the option to av oid the problem as mentioned abov e.
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only.
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English
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
CMOS Setup Utility -Copy right (C) 1984-2003 Aw ard Softw are
}Standard CMOS Features
Top Performance
}Adv anced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
}Integrated Peripherals
Load Optimized Defaults
}Pow er Management Setup
Set Superv isor Passw ord
}PnP/PCI Configurations
Set User Passw ord
}PC Health Status
Sav e & Ex it Setup
}Frequency /Voltage Control
Ex it Without Sav ing
ESC:Quit
higf:Select Item
Load Fail-Safe Defaults? (Y/N)?Y
F8: Dual BIOS
(j)
/Q-Flash
F10:Sav e & Ex it Setup
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Figure 10: Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Fail-Safe defaults contain the most appropriate values of the system parameters that allow
minimum system performance.
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only.
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English
Load Optimized Defaults
CMOS Setup Utility -Copy right (C) 1984-2003 Aw ard Softw are
}Standard CMOS Features
Top Performance
}Adv anced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
}Integrated Peripherals
Load Optimized Defaults
}Pow er Management Setup
Set Superv isor Passw ord
}PnP/PCI Configurations
Set User Passw ord
}PC Health Status
Sav e & Ex it Setup
}Frequency /Voltage Control
Ex it Without Sav ing
ESC:Quit
higf:Select Item
F8: Dual BIOS (j) /Q-Flash
F10:Sav e & Ex it Setup
Load Optimized Defaults? (Y/N)?Y
Load Optimized Defaults
Figure 11: Load Optimized Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Selecting this field loads the factory defaults for BIOS and Chipset Features which the
system automatically detects.
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only.
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English
Set Supervisor/User Password
CMOS Setup Utility -Copy right (C) 1984-2003 Aw ard Softw are
}Standard CMOS Features
Top Performance
}Adv anced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
}Integrated Peripherals
Load Optimized Defaults
}Pow er Management Setup
Set Superv isor Passw ord
}PnP/PCI Configurations
Set User Passw ord
}PC Health Status
Sav e & Ex it Setup
}Frequency /Voltage Control
Ex it Without Sav ing
ESC:Quit
higf:Select Item
Enter Password:
F8: Dual BIOS
(j)
/Q-Flash
F10:Sav e & Ex it Setup
Change/Set/Disable Passw ord
Figure 12: Passw ord Setting
When you select this function, the following message will appear at the center of the screen to assist
you in creating a password.
Type the password, up to eight characters, and press <Enter>. You will be asked to confirm the
password. Type the password again and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the
selection and not enter a password.
To disable password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter password. A message
"PASSWORD DISABLED" will appear to confirm the password being disabled. Once the password is
disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup freely.
The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify two separate passwords:
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD and a USER PASSWORD. When disabled, anyone may access
all BIOS Setup program function. When enabled, the Supervisor password is required for entering the
BIOS Setup program and having full configuration fields, the User password is required to access only
basic items.
If y ou select "System" at "Password Check" in A dvance BIOS Features Menu, you will be
prompted for the password every time the system is rebooted or any time you try to enter Setup Menu.
If you select "Setup" at "Password Check" in Advance BIOS Features Menu, you will be prompted
only when you try to enter Setup.
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only.
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English
Save & Exit Setup
CMOS Setup Utility -Copy right (C) 1984-2003 Aw ard Softw are
}Standard CMOS Features
Top Performance
}Adv anced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
}Integrated Peripherals
Load Optimized Defaults
}Pow er Management Setup
Set Superv isor Passw ord
}PnP/PCI Configurations
Set User Passw ord
}PC Health Status
Sav e & Ex it Setup
Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y
}Frequency /Voltage Control
Ex it Without Sav ing
ESC:Quit
higf:Select Item
F8: Dual BIOS
(j)
/Q-Flash
F10:Sav e & Ex it Setup
Sav e Data to CMOS
Figure 13: Sav e & Ex it Setup
Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility and save the user setup value to RTC CMOS.
Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only.
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BIOS Setup
English
Exit Without Saving
CMOS Setup Utility -Copy right (C) 1984-2003 Aw ard Softw are
}Standard CMOS Features
Top Performance
}Adv anced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
}Integrated Peripherals
Load Optimized Defaults
}Pow er Management Setup
Set Superv isor Passw ord
}PnP/PCI Configurations
Set User Passw ord
}PC Health Status
Sav e & Ex it Setup
Quit Without Saving ( Y/N)? N
}Frequency /Voltage Control
Ex it Without Sav ing
ESC:Quit
higf:Select Item
F8: Dual BIOS
(j)
/Q-Flash
F10:Sav e & Ex it Setup
Abandon all Data
Figure 14: Ex it Without Sav ing
Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility without saving to RTC CMOS.
Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only.
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English
GA-8S655FX Series Motherboard
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English
Revision
Chapter History
4 Technical Reference
@ BIOSTM Introduction
Gigabyte announces @ BIOS
Windows BIOS live update utility
Have you ever updated BIOS by yourself? Or like
many other people, you just know what BIOS is,
but always hesitate to update it? Because you think
updating newest BIOS is unnecessary and actually
you don't know how to update it.
Maybe not like others, you are very experienced in BIOS updating and spend quite a lot of time
to do it. But of course you don’tlike to do it too much. First, download different BIOS from website and
then switch the operating system to DOS mode. Secondly, use different flash utility to update BIOS.
The above process is not a interesting job. Besides, always be carefully to store the BIOS source
code correctly in your disks as if you update the wrong BIOS, it will be a nightmare.
Certainly, you wonder why motherboard vendors could not just do something right to save your
time and effort and save you from the lousy BIOS updating work? Here it comes! Now Gigabyte
announces @BIOS— the first Windows BIOS live update utility. This is a smart BIOS update
software. It could help you to download the BIOS from internetand update it. Not like the other BIOS
update software, it's a Windows utility. With the help of "@BIOS", BIOS updating is no more than a
click.
Besides, no matter which mainboard you are using, if it's a Gigabyte's product*, @BIOS help
you to maintain the BIOS. This utility could detect your correct mainboard model and help you to
choose the BIOS accordingly. It then downloads the BIOS from the nearest Gigabyte ftp site
automatically. There are several different choices; you could use "Internet Update" to download and
update your BIOS directly. Or you may want to keep a backup for your current BIOS, just choose
"Save Current BIOS" to save it first. You make a wise choice to use Gigabyte, and @BIOS update
your BIOS smartly. You are now worry free from updating wrong BIOS, and capable to maintain and
manage your BIOS easily. Again, Gigabyte's innovative product erects a milestone in mainboard
industries.
For such a wonderful software, how much it costs? Impossible! It's free! Now, if you buy a
Gigabyte's motherboard, you could find this amazing software in the attached driver CD. But please
remember, connected to internet at first, then you could have a internet BIOS update from your
Gigabyte @BIOS.
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Technical Reference
English
Easy TuneTM 4 Introduction
Gigabyte announces EasyTuneTM 4
Windows based Overclocking utility
EasyTune 4 carries on the heritage so as to pave the way for future generations.
Overclock" might be one of the most common issues
in computer field. But have many users ever tried it?
The answer is probably "no". Because "Overclock"
is thought to be very difficult and includes a lot of
technical know-how, sometimes "Overclock" is even
considered as special skills found only in some
enthusiasts. But as to the experts in "Overclock",
what's the truth? They may spend quite a lot of time
and money to study, try and use many different hardware or BIOS tools to do "Overclock". And even with these technologies, they still learn that it's quite a
risk because the safety and stability of an "Overclock" system is unknown. Now everything is different
because of a Windows based overclocking utility "EasyTune 4" --announced by Gigabyte. This windows based utility has totally changed the gaming rule of "Overclock". This is the first windows based
overclocking utility is suitable for both normal and power users. Users can choose either "Easy Mode"
or "Advanced Mode" for overclocking at their convenience. For users who choose "Easy Mode", they
just need to click "Auto Optimize" to have autoed and immediate CPU overclocking. This software will
then overdrive CPU speed automatically with the result being shown in the control panel. If users prefer
"Overclock" by them, there is also another choice. Click "Advanced Mode" to enjoy "sport drive" class
Overclocking user interface. "Advanced Mode", allows users to change the system bus / AGP /
Memory working frequency in small increments to get ultimate system performance. It operates in
coordination with Gigabyte motherboards. Besides, it is different from other traditional over-clocking
methods, EasyTune 4 doesn't require users to change neither BIOS nor hardware switch/ jumper setting;
on the other hand, they can do "Overclock" at easy step . Therefore, this is a safer way for "Overclock"
as nothing is changed on software or hardware. If user runs EasyTune 4 over system's limitation, the
biggest lost is only to restart the computer again and the side effect is then well controlled. Moreover, if one
well-performed system speed has been tested in EasyTune 4, user can "Save" this setting and "Load"
it in next time. Obviously, Gigabyte EasyTune 4 has already turned the "Overclock" technology toward
to a newer generation. This wonderful software is now free bundled in Gigabyte motherboard attached in
driver CD. Users may make a test drive of "EasyTune 4" to find out more amazing features by
themselves.
*Some Gigabyte products are not fully supported by EasyTune 4. Please find the products supported list
in the web site.
*Any "Overclocking action" is at user's risk, Gigabyte Technology will not be responsible for any
damage or instability to your processor, motherboard, or any other components.
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What is Face-WizardTM?
Face-WizardTM is a windows based utility with user-friendly interface that allows users to change the
boot-up logo with picture from Gigabyte Logo Gallery on web site or other compatible picture you have.
How does it work?
Face-WizardTM allows user to select BIOS on board or file in hard drive, floppy disk , zip, MO or other
storage devices and combine the compatible picture you prefer into BIOS. And not only this, FaceWizardTM also helps user to update BIOS in windows mode.
What’s benefit for using Face-WizardTM?
It can personalize boot-up logo to show your unique style from others, and never again looking at the
black and white boot up screen.
2.Click "Next".
1.Click "Face-Wizard" item.
(2)
(1)
4.Click "Start"-"Programs"-"GIGABYTE
UTILITY"-"Face-Wizard".
3.Click "Next".
(3)
(4)
5.Click "Help".
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only.
(5)
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Face-WizardTM Utilities Installation (j )
English
Flash BIOS Method Introduction
Method 1: Dual BIOS (j )/Q-Flash
A. What is Dual BIOS Technology?
Dual BIOS means that there are two system BIOS (ROM) on the motherboard, one is the Main
BIOS and the other is Backup BIOS. Under the normal circumstances, the system works on the
Main BIOS. If the Main BIOS is corrupted or damaged, the Backup BIOS can take over while the
system is powered on. This means that your PC will still be able to run stably as if nothing has
happened in your BIOS.
B. How to use Dual BIOS and Q-Flash Utility?
a. After power on the computer, pressing <Del> immediately during POST (Power On Self Test) it will
allow you to enter Award BIOS CMOS SETUP, then press <F8> to enter Flash utility.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2003 Award Software
}Standard CMOS Features
Top Performance
}Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
}Integrated Peripherals
Load Optimized Defaults
}Power Management Setup
Set Supervisor Password
Enter Dual BIOS (j)/Q-FlashSet
Utility
Y
}PnP/PCI Configurations
User(Y/N)?
Password
}PC Health Status
Save & Exit Setup
}Frequency/Voltage Control
Exit Without Saving
ESC:Quit
higf:Select Item
F8: Dual BIOS
(j)
/Q-Flash
F10:Save & Exit Setup
Tim e, Date, Hard Disk Type...
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only.
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Dual BIOS Utility V1.30
Boot From....................................................... Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size...................................... SST 49LF003A
Backup ROM Type/Size.................................. SST 49LF003A
English
b. Award Dual BIOS Flash ROM Programming Utility
512K
512K
Wide Range Protection Disable
BootFrom Main Bios
Auto Recovery Enable
Halt On Error Disable
Keep DMI Data Enable
Copy Main ROM Data to Backup
Load Default Settings
Save Settings to CMOS
Q-Flash Utility
Update Main BIOS from Floppy
Update Backup BIOS from Floppy
Save Main BIOS to Floppy
Save Backup BIOS to Floppy
PgDn/PgUp: Modify
hi: Move
ESC: Reset
F10: Power Off
c. Dual BIOS Item explanation:
Wide Range Protection: Disable(Default), Enable
Status 1:
If any failure (ex. Update ESCD failure, checksum error or reset… ) occurs in the Main BIOS, just
before the Operating System is loaded and after the power is on, and that the Wide Range Protection
is set to "Enable", the PC will boot from Backup BIOS automatically.
Status 2:
If the ROM BIOS on peripherals cards(ex. SCSI Cards, LAN Cards,..) emits signals torequest
restart of the system after the user make any alteration on it, the boot up BIOS will not be changed to
the Backup BIOS.
Boot From : Main BIOS(Default), Backup BIOS
Status 1:
The user can set to boot from main BIOS or Backup BIOS.
Status 2:
If one of the main BIOS or the Backup BIOS fails, this item "Boot From : Main BIOS(Default)"
will become gray and will not be changed by user.
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Auto Recovery : Enable(Default), Disable
When one of the Main BIOS or Backup BIOS occurs checksum failure, the working BIOS will
automatically recover the BIOS of checksum failure.
(In the Power Management Setup of the BIOS Setting, if ACPI Suspend Type is set to Suspend to
RAM, the Auto Recovery will be set to Enable automatically.)
(If you want to enter the BIOS setting, please press "Del" key when the boot screen appears.)
Halt On Error : Disable(Default), Enable
If the BIOS occurs a checksum error or the Main BIOS occurs a WIDE RANGE PROTECTION
error and Halt On Error set to Enable, the PC will show messages on the boot screen, and the
system will pause and wait for the user's instruction.
If Auto Recovery :Disable, it will show <or the other key to continue.>
If Auto Recovery :Enable, it will show <or the other key to Auto Recover.>
Keep DMI Data : Enable(Default), Disable
Enable: The DMI data won't be replaced by flashing new BIOS.(recommend)
Disable: The DMI data will be replaced by flashing new BIOS.
Copy Main ROM Data to Backup
(If you boot from Backup ROM, this item will change to Copy Backup ROM Data to Main)
Auto recovery message:
BIOS Recovery: Main to Backup
The means that the Main BIOS works normally and could automatically recover the Backup BIOS.
BIOS Recovery: Backup to Main
The means that the Backup BIOS works normally and could automatically recover the Main BIOS.
(This auto recovery utility is set by system automatically and can’tbe changed by user.)
Load Default Settings
Load dual BIOS default value.
Save Settings to CMOS
Save revised setting.
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GIGABYTE Technology is pleased to introduce DualBIOS technology, a hot spare for your
system BIOS. This newest "Value-added" feature, in a long series of innovations from GIGABYTE,
is available on this motherboard. Future GIGABYTE motherboards will also incorporate this
innovation.
What’s DualBIOSTM ?
On GIGABYTE motherboards with DualBIOS there are physically two BIOS chips. For
simplicity we’ll call one your "Main BIOS" and the other we'll call your "Backup" BIOS (your "hot
spare"). If your Main BIOS fails, the Backup BIOS almost automatically takes over on your next
system boot. Almost automatically and with virtually zero down time! Whether the problem is a
failure in flashing your BIOS or a virus or a catastrophic failure of the Main BIOS chip, the result is
the same - the Backup BIOS backs you up, almost automatically.
I. Q: What is DualBIOSTM technology?
Answer:
DualBIOS technology is a patented technology from Giga-Byte Technology. The concept of this
technology is based on the redundancy and fault tolerance theory. DualBIOSTM technology simply
means there are two system BIOSes (ROM) integrated onto the motherboard. One is a main BIOS,
and the other is a backup BIOS. The mainboard will operate normally with the main BIOS, however,
if the main BIOS is corrupt or damaged for various reasons, the backup BIOS will be automatically
used when the system powered-On. Your PC will operate as before the main BIOS was damaged,
and is completely transparent to the user.
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DualBIOSTM Technology FAQ
English
II. Q: Why does anyone need a motherboard with DualBIOSTM technology?
Answer:
In today's systems there are more and more BIOS failures. The most common reasons are virus
attacks, BIOS upgrade failures, and/or deterioration of the BIOS (ROM) chip itself.
1. New computer viruses are being found that attack and destroy the system BIOS. They may
corrupt your BIOS code, causing your PC to be unstable or even not boot normally.
2. BIOS data will be corrupted if a power loss/surge occurs, or if a user resets the system, or if
3.
4.
the power button is pressed during the process of performing a system BIOS upgrade.
If a user mistakenly updates their mainboard with the incorrect BIOS file, then the system
may not be able to boot correctly. This may cause the PC system hang in operation or
duringboot.
A flash ROM's life cycle is limited according to electronic characteristics. The modern PC
utilizes the Plug and Play BIOS, and is updated regularly. If a user changes peripherals
often, there is a slight chance of damage to the flash ROM.
With Giga-Byte Technology’s patented DualBIOSTM technology you can reduce the
possibility of hangs during system boot up, and/or loss BIOS data due to above reasons.
This new technology will eliminate valuable system down time and costly repair bills cause
by BIOS failures.
III. Q: How does DualBIOSTM technology work?
Answer:
1.
2.
3.
4.
DualBIOSTM technology provides a wide range of protection during the boot up procedure. It
protects your BIOS during system POST, ESCD update, and even all the way to PNP
detection/assignment.
DualBIOSTM provides automatic recovery for the BIOS. When the first BIOS used during
boot up does not complete or if a BIOS checksum error occurs, boot-up is still possible. In
the DualBIOSTM utility, the "Auto Recovery" option will guarantee that if either the main
BIOS or backup BIOS is corrupted, the DualBIOSTM technology will use the good BIOS
and correct the wrong BIOS automatically.
DualBIOSTM provides manual recovery for the BIOS. DualBIOSTM technology contains a
built-in flash utility, which can flash your system BIOS from backup to main and/or visa
versa. There is no need for an OS-dependent flash utility program.
DualBIOSTM contains a one-way flash utility. The built-in one-way flash utility will ensure that
the corrupt BIOS is not mistaken as the good BIOS during recovery and that the correct
BIOS (main vs. backup) will be flashed. This will prevent the good BIOS from being
flashed.
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Answer:
1. Every user should have DualBIOSTM technology due to the advancement of computer
viruses.
Everyday, there are new BIOS-type viruses discovered that will destroy your system
BIOS. Most commercial products on the market do not have solutions to guard against this
type of virus intrusion. The DualBIOSTM technology will provide a state-of-the-art solution to
protect your PC:
Case I.) Vicious computer viruses may wipe out your entire system BIOS. With a
conventional single system BIOS PC, the PC will not be functional until it is sent for repairs.
Case II.) If the "Auto Recovery" option is enabled in the DualBIOSTM utility, and if a virus
corrupts your system BIOS, the backup BIOS will automatically reboot the system and
correct the main BIOS.
Case III.) A user may override booting from the main system BIOS. The DualBIOSTM utility
may be entered to manually change the boot sequence to boot from the backup BIOS.
2. During or after a BIOS upgrade, if DualBIOSTM detects that the main BIOS is corrupt, the
backup BIOS will take over the boot-up process automatically. Moreover, it will verify the
main and backup BIOS checksums when booting-up. DualBIOSTM technology examines
the checksum of the main and backup BIOS while the system is powered on to guarantee
your BIOS operates properly.
3. Power Users will have the advantage of having two BIOS versions on their mainboard. The
benefit is being able to select either version BIOS to suit the performance system needs.
4. Flexibility for high-end desktop PCs and workstation/servers. In the DualBIOSTM utility,
the option can be set, "Halt On When BIOS Defects," to be enabled to halt your system with
awarning message that the main BIOS has been corrupted. Most workstation/servers
require constant operation to guarantee services have not been interrupted. In this situation,
the "HaltOn When BIOS Defects" message may be disabled to avoid system pauses
during normal booting. Another advantage you gain from Giga-Byte's DualBIOSTM
technology is the ability to upgrade from dual 2 Mbit BIOS to dual 4
Mbit BIOS in the future if extra BIOS storage is need.
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IV. Q: Who Needs DualBIOSTM technology?
English
Flash BIOS Method Introduction
Q-Flash™ is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. With this utility, users only have to stay in
the BIOS menu when they want to update BIOS. Q-Flash™ allows users to flash BIOS without any
utility in DOS or Windows. Using Q-Flash™ indicating no more fooling around with any complicated
instructions and operating system since it is in the BIOS menu.
Please note that because updating BIOS has potential risk, please do it with caution!! We
are sorry that Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd is not responsible for damages of system
because of incorrect manipulation of updating BIOS to avoid any claims from end-users.
Before You Begin:
Before you start updating BIOS with the Q-Flash™ utility, please follow the steps below first.
1. Download the latest BIOS for your motherboard from Gigabyte's website.
2. Extract the BIOS file downloaded and save the BIOS file (the one with model name.Fxx. For
example, 7VRXP.F12) to a floppy disk.
3. Reboot your PC and press Del to enter BIOS menu.
The BIOS upgrading guides below are separated into two parts.
If your motherboard has dual BIOS, please refer to Part One.
If your motherboard has single BIOS, please refer to Part Two.
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Updating BIOS with Q-Flash™ Utility on Dual BIOS Motherboards.
Some of Gigabyte motherboards are equipped with dual BIOS. In the BIOS menu of the
motherboards supporting Q-Flash™ and Dual BIOS, the Q-Flash™ utility and Dual BIOS utility are
combined in the same screen. This section only deals with how to use Q-Flash™ utility.
In the following sections, we take GA-7VRXP as the example to guide you how to flash BIOS from
an older version to the latest version. For example, from F10 to F12.
Ame r ican
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Meg a tre n d s AMIBIOS ( C) 19 9 9 Ame ri ca n Me ga tr en d
7VRXP F1 0
The BIOS file is F10
before updating
AMD- Ath lo n(tm) Pro ce sso r- 133 3MHz
Ch eck Syste m He al th !
Ch ecki ng NVRAM...U pd ate OK
2621 44KB
DEL:Ste up/Du al BIOS/Q-Fla sh F8 :Bo ot Me nu F1 2:N etw or k b oo t TAB:Lo go
Au to -De tecti ng Pr i Master ..IDE Ha rd Di sk
Au to- Detecting Pr i Sla ve...N ot Detected
Auto- De te ctin g Sec Maste r ..ATAPI CD ROM
Au to- Detecting Se c Sla ve.. N ot Detected
( C ) Amer ica n Meg atr end s Inc.,
62-2003-001199-00101111-040201-KT333-GA7VRXP1-
Entering the Q-Flash™ utility:
Step1: To use Q-Flash™ utility, you must press Del in the boot screen to enter BIOS menu.
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 2.00
(C ) 2001 A merican M egatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserv ed
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
USER PASSWORD
PNP / PCI CONFIGURATION
IDE HDD AUTO DETEC TION
LOAD FAIL-SAFE DE FAULTS
SAVE & EXITSETUP
LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFA ULTS
EXIT WITHO UT SAVING
hifg : S elect Item
ESC: Quit
F7: O ptimized V alues
F5: O ld V alues
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
F6: Fail-S afe V alues
F10:Sav e & Exit
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
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Part One:
English
Step 2: Press F8 button on your keyboard and then Y button to enter the Q-Flash™ utility.
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 2.00
(C ) 2001 A merican M egatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserv ed
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
USER PASSWORD
ENTER DUAL BIOS/Q-FLASH
UTILITY (Y/N) ? Y
IDE HDD AUTO DETEC TION
PNP / PCI CONFIGURATION
LOAD FAIL-SAFE DE FAULTS
SAVE & EXITSETUP
LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFA ULTS
EXIT WITHO UT SAVING
hifg : S elect Item
ESC: Quit
F7: O ptimized V alues
F5: O ld V alues
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
F6: Fail-S afe V alues
F10:Sav e & Exit
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Exploring the Q-Flash™ /Dual BIOS utility screen
The Q-Flash™ /Dual BIOS utility screen consists of the following key components.
Dual BIOS utility bar
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.... ..... ..... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... ... Main Bios
Task menu for
Dual BIOS utility
Main ROM Type/Size... ........ ........ .....
S ST 49LF003A
256K
Backup ROM Type/S ize... ....... ...... ....
S ST 49LF003A
256K
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main Bios
Auto Recovery E nable
Halt On Error Disable
Copy M ain RO M Data to Backup
Load Default S ettings
Sav e Settings to C MOS
Q-Flash Utility
Q-FlashTM utility title
bar
Load M ain BIO S from Floppy
Task menu for
Q-FlashTM utility
Load Backup BI OS from Floppy
Sav e Main BIOS to Floppy
Sav e Backup B IOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
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F10:Power Off
Action bar
Contains the names of eight tasks and two item showing information about the BIOS ROM type.
Blocking a task and pressing Enter key on your keyboard to enable execution of the task.
Task menu for Q-Flash™ utility:
Contains the names of four tasks. Blocking a task and pressing Enter key on your keyboard to
enable execution of the task.
Action bar:
Contains the names of four actions needed to operate the Q-Flash™ /Dual BIOS utility. Pressing the
buttons mentioned on your keyboards to perform these actions.
Using the Q-Flash™ utility:
This section tells you how to update BIOS using the Q-Flash™ utility. As described in the “Before you
begin”section above, you must prepare a floppy disk having the BIOS file for your motherboard and
insert it to your computer. If you have already put the floppy disk into your system and have entered
the Q-Flash™ utility, please follow the steps below to flash BIOS.
Steps:
1. Press arrow buttons on your keyboard to move the light bar to "Load Main BIOS from Floppy"
item in the Q-Flash™ menu and press Enter button.
If you want to save the current BIOS for backup purpose, you can begin Step 1 with
"Save Main BIOS to Floppy" item.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.... ..... ..... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... ... Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size... ........ ........ ..... S ST 49LF003A
256K
Backup ROM Type/S ize... ....... ...... ....
256K
S ST 49LF003A
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main Bios
Auto Recovery
E nable
Halt On Error Disable
Copy M ain RO M Data to Backup
Load Default S ettings
Sav e Settings to C MOS
Q-Flash Utility
Load M ain BIO S from Floppy
Load Backup BI OS from Floppy
Sav e Main BIOS to Floppy
Sav e Backup B IOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
hi:Mov e
ES C:Reset
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Task menu for Dual BIOS utility:
English
Later, you will see a box pop up showing the BIOS files you previously downloaded to the floppy
disk.
2.Move to the BIOS file you want to flash and press Enter.
In this example, we only download one BIOS file to the floppy disk so only one BIOS file,
7VRXP.F12, is listed.
Please confirm again you have the correct BIOS file for your motherboard.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.... ..... ..... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... ...
Main ROM Type/Size... ........ ........ .....
Main Bios
S ST 49LF003A
256K
Backup ROM Type/S ize... ....... ...... ....
S ST 49LF003A
256K
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main Bios
1 file(s) found
7V RXP. F12 Auto Recovery E nable
Halt On Error Disable
BIOS file in the floppy disk.
256K
Total size: 1.39M Copy M ain RO M Data to Backup Free size: 1.14M
Load Default S ettings
DE L : Delete
Sav e Settings to C MOS
F5 : Refresh
Q-Flash Utility
Load M ain BIO S from Floppy
Load Backup BI OS from Floppy
Sav e Main BIOS to Floppy
Sav e Backup B IOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
hi:Mov e
ES C:Reset
F10:Power Off
After pressing Enter, you'll then see the progress of reading the BIOS file from the floppy disk.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.... ..... ..... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... ... Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size... ........ ........ .....
S ST 49LF003A
256K
Backup ROM Type/S ize... ....... ...... ....
S ST 49LF003A
256K
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main Bios
Auto Recovery E nable
On Error
ReadingHalt
BI OS
file fromDisable
floppy. ..
Copy>>>..
M ain......
RO.....
M ......
Data...to Backup
>>> >>>>>>
Load Default S ettings
Do not truning off power or reset
your system at this stage!!
e Settings
to C MOS
Don’t Turn OffSav
Power
O r Reset
S ystem
Q-Flash Utility
Load M ain BIO S from Floppy
Load Backup BI OS from Floppy
Sav e Main BIOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
Sav e Backup B IOS to Floppy
hi:Mov e
ES C:Reset
F10:Power Off
Please do not take out the floppy disk when it begins flashing BIOS.
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BIOS?"
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.... ..... ..... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... ...
Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size... ........ ........ .....
S ST 49LF003A
256K
Backup ROM Type/S ize... ....... ...... ....
S ST 49LF003A
256K
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From
Main Bios
Auto Recovery E nable
Halt On Error Disable
CHECKSUM = 96D2
Copy M ain RO M Data to Backup
Are you sure to update BIO S?
Load Default S ettings
Sav e Settings to C MOS
[E nter] to continue or [Esc] to abort. .. ..
Q-Flash Utility
You can press "Enter" to continue
updating BIOS or "ESC" to abort.
Load M ain BIO S from Floppy
Load Backup BIO S from Floppy
Sav e Main BIOS to Floppy
Sav e Backup B IOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
hi:Mov e
ES C:Reset
F10:Power Off
3. Press Y button on your keyboard after you are sure to update BIOS.
Then it will begin to update BIOS. The progress of updating BIOS will be displayed.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.... ..... ..... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... ... Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size... ........ ........ ..... S ST 49LF003A
256K
Backup ROM Type/S ize... ....... ...... ....
256K
S ST 49LF003A
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main Bios
The progress of updating BIOS.
Auto Recovery E nable
Programming
.... ..Disable
Halt OnN ow.
Error
>>> >>>>>>
......
Copy>>>..
M ain
RO.....
M ......
Data...to Backup
Load Default S ettings
Don't Turn OffSav
Power
O r Reset
ystem
e Settings
to CSMOS
Do not turning off power or reset
your system at this stage to avoid
damaging your BIOS rom!!
Q-Flash Utility
Load M ain BIO S from Floppy
Load Backup BI OS from Floppy
Sav e Main BIOS to Floppy
Sav e Backup B IOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
hi:Mov e
ES C:Reset
F10:Power Off
Please do not take out the floppy disk when it begins flashing BIOS.
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After BIOS file is read, you'll see a confirmation dialog box asking you "Are you sure to update
English
4. Press any keys to return to the Q-Flash™ menu when the BIOS updating procedure is completed.
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.... ..... ..... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... ...
Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size... ........ ........ .....
S ST 49LF003A
256K
Backup ROM Type/S ize... ....... ...... ....
S ST 49LF003A
256K
Wide Range Protection
Boot From
Disable
Main Bios
Auto Recovery E nable
Halt On Error Disable
Copy M ain RO M Data to Backup
!! C opy BI OS completed - Pass !!
Load Default S ettings
Please press any key to continue
Sav e Settings to C MOS
Q-Flash Utility
Load M ain BIO S from Floppy
Load Backup BI OS from Floppy
Sav e Main BIOS to Floppy
Sav e Backup B IOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
hi:Mov e
ES C:Reset
F10:Power Off
You can repeat Step 1 to 4 to flash the backup BIOS, too.
5. Press Esc and then Y button to exit the Q-Flash™ utility. The computer will restart automatically
after you exit Q-Flash™ .
Dual BIOS Utility
Boot From.... ..... ..... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... ... Main Bios
Main ROM Type/Size... ........ ........ ..... S ST 49LF003A
256K
Backup ROM Type/S ize... ....... ...... ....
256K
S ST 49LF003A
Wide Range Protection Disable
Boot From Main Bios
Auto Recovery
E nable
Halt On Error Disable
Copy
M ainsure
ROto
M RESET
Data to ?Backup
Are you
Load Default S ettings
[E nter]Sav
to continue
to abort. ..
e Settingsorto[ECsc]
MOS
Q-Flash Utility
Load M ain BIO S from Floppy
Load Backup BI OS from Floppy
Sav e Main BIOS to Floppy
Sav e Backup B IOS to Floppy
Enter : Run
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F10:Power Off
flashed.
Ame r ican
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Meg a tre n d s AMIBIOS ( C) 19 9 9 Ame ri ca n Me ga tr en d
7VRXP F1 2
The BIOS file becomes
F12 after updating
AMD- Ath lo n(tm) Pro ce sso r- 133 3MHz
Ch eck Syste m He al th !
Ch ecki ng NVRAM...U pd ate OK
2621 44KB
DEL:Ste up/Du al BIOS/Q-Fla sh F8 :Bo ot Me nu F1 2:N etw or k b oo t TAB:Lo go
Au to -De tecti ng Pr i Master ..IDE Ha rd Di sk
Au to- Detecting Pr i Sla ve...N ot Detected
Auto- De te ctin g Sec Maste r ..ATAPI CD ROM
Au to- Detecting Se c Sla ve.. N ot Detected
( C ) Amer ica n Meg atr end s Inc.,
62-2003-001199-00101111-040201-KT333-GA7VRXP1-
The following is an AMI BIOS menu screen. However, you can also find similar option in
AWARD BIOS menu.
6. Press Del to enter BIOS menu after system reboots. When you are in BIOS menu, move to Load
Fail-Safe Defaults item and press Enter to load BIOS Fail-Safe Defaults. Normally the system
redetects all devices after BIOS has been upgraded. Therefore, we highly recommend reloading
the BIOS defaults after BIOS has been upgraded.
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 2.00
(C ) 2001 A merican M egatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserv ed
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
Press Enter on
your keyboard
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
USER PASSWORD
PNP / PCI CONFIGURATION
IDE HDD AUTO DETEC TION
LOAD FAIL-SAFE DE FAULTS
SAVE & EXITSETUP
LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFA ULTS
EXIT WITHO UT SAVING
hifg : S elect Item
ESC: Quit
F7: O ptimized V alues
F5: O ld V alues
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
F6: Fail-S afe V alues
F10:Sav e & Exit
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
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After system reboots, you may find the BIOS version on your boot screen becomes the one you
English
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 2.00
(C ) 2001 A merican M egatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserv ed
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
PNP / PCI CONFIGURATION
Press Y on your
LOAD FAIL-SAFE DE FAULTS
keyboard to load
LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFA ULTS
SAVE & EXITSETUP
EXIT WITHO UT SAVING
hifg : S elect Item
ESC: Quit
defaults.
USER PASSWORD
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
(Y/N)?
IDE HDD
AUTOYDETEC TION
F7: O ptimized V alues
F5: O ld V alues
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
F6: Fail-S afe V alues
F10:Sav e & Exit
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
7. Select Save & Exit Setup item to save the settings to CMOS and exit the BIOS menu. System
will reboot after you exit the BIOS menu. The procedure is completed.
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 2.00
(C ) 2001 A merican M egatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserv ed
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
PNP / PCI CONFIGURATION
Press Y on your
keyboard to
save and exit.
USER PASSWORD
SAVE to CM OS and IDE
EXIT
? Y TION
HDD(Y/N)
AUTO DETEC
LOAD FAIL-SAFE DE FAULTS
SAVE & EXITSETUP
LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFA ULTS
EXIT WITHO UT SAVING
hifg : S elect Item
ESC: Quit
F7: O ptimized V alues
F5: O ld V alues
F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
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F6: Fail-S afe V alues
F10:Sav e & Exit
Updating BIOS with Q-Flash™ Utility on Single-BIOS Motherboards.
This part guides users of single-BIOS motherboards how to update BIOS using the Q-Flash™ utility.
Entering the Q-Flash™ utility:
Step1: To use the Q-Flash™ utility, you must press Del in the boot screen to enter BIOS menu.
CM OS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2002 A ward S oftware
}Standard CM OS Features
Top Performance
}Advanced BI OS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
} I ntegrated P eripherals
Load O ptimized Defaults
} P ow er M anagement Setup
Set Superv isor Password
}PnP/P CI Configurations
Set User Password
}PC H ealth Status
Save & Exit S etup
} Frequency/ Voltage Control
Ex it Without Saving
ESC:Quit
higf:S elect Item
F8: Q-Flash
F10:Sav e & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type. ..
2. Press F8 on your keyboard and then Y button to enter the Q-Flash™ utility.
CM OS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2002 A ward S oftware
}Standard CM OS Features
Top Performance
}Advanced BI OS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
} I ntegrated P eripherals
Load O ptimized Defaults
} P ow er M anagement Setup
Set Superv isor Password
}PnP/P CI Configurations
Set User Password
Enter
}PC H ealth Status
Q-Flash Utility Save
(Y/N)& Exit
? YS etup
} Frequency/ Voltage Control
Ex it Without Saving
ESC:Quit
higf:S elect Item
F8: Q-Flash
F10:Sav e & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type. ..
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Part Two:
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Exploring the Q-Flash™ utility screen
The Q-Flash™ BIOS utility screen consists of the following key components.
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Ty pe/ Size... ... .... ... ... SST 49LF002A
256K
The Qflash utility
title bar
Keep DMI DataE nable
Task menu for the
Update B IOS from Floppy
Q-flash utility
Save BIOS to Floppy
Enter: Run
h/i: M ove
E SC: Reset
F10: Power Off
Action bar
Task menu for the Q-Flash™ utility: Contains the names of three tasks. Blocking a task and
pressing Enter key on your keyboard to enable execution of the task.
Action bar: Contains the names of four actions needed to operate the Q-Flash™ utility. Pressing the
buttons mentioned on your keyboard to perform these actions.
Using the Q-Flash™ utility:
This section tells you how to update BIOS using the Q-Flash™ utility. As described in the "Before you
begin" section above, you must prepare a floppy disk having the BIOS file for your motherboard and
insert it to your computer. If you have already put the floppy disk into your system and have enter the
Q-Flash™ utility, please follow the steps below to flash BIOS.
Steps:
1.
Press arrow buttons on your keyboard to move the light bar to "Load Main BIOS from Floppy"
item in the Q-Flash™ menu and press Enter button.
If you want to save the current BIOS for backup purpose, you can begin Step 1 with Save
Main BIOS to Floppy item.
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Ty pe/ Size... ... .... ... ... SST 49LF002A
256K
Keep DMI DataE nable
Update B IOS from Floppy
Save BIOS to Floppy
Enter: Run
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F10: Power Off
In this example, we only download one BIOS for this board, 8GE800.F4 so only one BIOS file is listed.
2.Highlight the BIOS file you want to flash and press Enter button on your keyboard to enable reading
from the BIOS file from the floppy.
Please confirm again you have the correct BIOS file for your motherboard.
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Ty pe/ Size... ... .... ... ... SST 49LF002A
256K
Keep DMI DataE nable
Update B IOS from Floppy
Save BIOS to Floppy
1 File(s) found
8GE 800. F4
256K
Enter: Run
h/i: M ove
Total S ize: 1.39M
E SC: Reset
F10: Power Off
Free Size: 1.14M
F5: Refresh
B IO S fi le i n th e
floppy.
DEL: Delete
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Ty pe/ Size... ... .... ... ... SST 49LF002A
256K
Keep DMI DataE nable
Update B IOS from Floppy
Reading BIOS Save
file from
floppy
.... ..
BIOS
to ...
Floppy
>>>> >>>>... ....... ...... ....... ....
Don't turn off P ower Or RES ET System
Enter: Run
h/i: M ove
E SC: Reset
F10: Power Off
D o n o t tu r n i n g
power or reset your
s y s t e m a t th i s
stage!
After BIOS file is read, you’ll see a confirmation dialog box asking you
"Are you sure to update BIOS?"
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Later, you will see a box showing the BIOS files you downloaded to the floppy disk.
English
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Ty pe/ Size... ... .... ... ... SST 49LF002A
256K
CHECKSUM
Keep DMI =DataE
AC03nable
from BI
Floppy
Are Update
you sureB IOS
to update
OS?
Save BIOS
[E nter] to continue updating
B IOtoS Floppy
or "ES C" to abort.
Enter: Run
h/i: M ove
E SC: Reset
F10: Power Off
You can press "Enter" to
continue updating BIOS
or "ESC" to abort.
3. Press Y button if you make sure to update BIOS.
Then it will begin to update BIOS. The progress of updating will be shown at the same time.
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Ty pe/ Size... ... .... ... ... SST 49LF002A
The porcess of
updating BIOS
256K
Updating
BIOS
Now...
Keep DMI
DataE
nable
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>...
.........
.....
Update
B IOS from
Floppy
Do not Turn Off
Power
On
RESET
Save BIOS to Floppy System
Enter: Run
h/i: M ove
E SC: Reset
Do not turning off power
or reset your system at
this stage!!
F10: Power Off
4. Press any keys to return to the Q-Flash™ menu when the BIOS updating procedure is completed.
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Ty pe/ Size... ... .... ... ... SST 49LF002A
256K
Keep DMI DataE nable
! ! Copy
BIOS
completed
- pass !!
Update
B IOS
from Floppy
P lease
press
any key
to continue. ...
Save
BIOS
to Floppy
Enter: Run
h/i: M ove
E SC: Reset
F10: Power Off
5. Press Esc and then Enter to exit the Q-Flash utility. System will restart.
™
Q-Flash Utility V1.30
Flash Ty pe/ Size... ... .... ... ... SST 49LF002A
256K
Keep DMI DataE nable
IOStofrom
AUpdate
re you Bsure
RESFloppy
ET?
[ Enter]Save
to continue
BIOS to
or Floppy
[Esc] to abort.. ..
Enter: Run
h/i: M ove
E SC: Reset
F10: Power Off
6. Press Del to enter BIOS menu after system reboots and load BIOS Fail-Safe Defaults. See how
to load BIOS Fail-Safe Defaults, please kindly refer to Step 6 to 7 in Part One.
Congratulation!! You have updated BIOS successfully!!
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If you don't have DOS boot disk, we recommend that you used Gigabyte @BIOSTM program to
flash BIOS.
2.Click"Start"-"Programs""GIGABYTE"-"@BIOS"
Press here.
1.Click "@BIOS"
(2)
(1)
3.Click "P".
4.Click here.
5. Please select @BIOS sever site,
then Click "OK".
(3)
(4)
Methods and steps:
I. Update BIOS through Internet
a. Click "Internet Update" icon
b. Click "Update New BIOS" icon
c. Select @BIOSTM sever
d. Select the exact model name on your motherboard
e. System will automatically download and update the BIOS.
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Method 2: @ BIOS Utility
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II. Update BIOS NOT through Internet:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Do not click "Internet Update" icon
Click "Update New BIOS"
Please select "All Files" in dialog box while opening the old file.
Please search for BIOS unzip file, downloading from internet or any other methods (such as:
8S655FX Ultra.F1).
e. Complete update process following the instruction.
III. Save BIOS
In the very beginning, there is "Save Current BIOS" icon shown in dialog box. It means to save the
current BIOS version.
IV. Check out supported motherboard and Flash ROM:
In the very beginning, there is "About this program" icon shown in dialog box. It can help you check
out which kind of motherboard and which brand of Flash ROM are supported.
Note:
a. In method I, if it shows two or more motherboard's model names to be selected, please make
sure your motherboard's model name again. Selecting wrong model name will cause the
system unbooted.
b. In method II, be sure that motherboard's model name in BIOS unzip file are the same as your
motherboard's. Otherwise, your system won't boot.
c. In method I, if the BIOS file you need cannot be found in @BIOSTM server, please go onto
Gigabyte's web site for downloading and updating it according to method II.
d. Please note that any interruption during updating will cause system unbooted
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The installation of windows 98SE/2K/ME/XP is very simple. Please follow next step to install the
function!
Stereo Speakers Connection and Settings:
We recommend that you use the speaker with amplifier to acqiire the best sound effect if the stereo output
is applied.
STEP 1:
Connect the stereo speakers or earphone to "Line
Out".
Line Out
STEP 2 :
After installation of the audio driver, you'll find an
icon on the taskbar's status area. Click the
audio icon "Sound Effect" from the windows tray at
the bottom of the screen.
STEP 3:
Select "Speaker Configuration", and choose the
"2 channel for stereo speakers out put".
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Revision
2-/4-/6-Channel
HistoryAudio Function Introduction
English
4 Channel Analog Audio Output Mode
STEP 1 :
Connect the front channels to "Line Out",
the rear channels to "Line In".
Line Out Line In
STEP 2 :
After installation of the audio driver, you'll find an
icon on the taskbar's status area. Click the
audio icon "Sound Effect" from the windows tray at
the bottom of the screen.
STEP 3 :
Select "Speaker Configuration", and choose the
"4 channel for 4 speakers out put".
Disable "Only SURROUND-KIT", and press
"OK".
When the "Environment settings" is "None", the
sound would be performed as stereo mode
(2 channels output). Please select the other
settings for 4 channels output.
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Basic 6 Channel Analog Audio Output Mode
Use the back audio panel to connect the audio output without any additional module.
STEP 1 :
Connect the front channels to "Line Out",the rear
channels to "Line In", and the Center/Subwoofer
channels to "MIC In".
Line In
M IC In
Line Out
STEP 2 :
After installation of the audio driver, you'll find an
icon on the taskbar's status area. Click the
audio icon "Sound Effect" from the windows tray at
the bottom of the screen.
STEP 3 :
Select "Speaker Configuration", and choose the
"6 channel for 5.1 speakers out put".
Disable "Only SURROUND-KIT" and pess "OK".
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Advanced 6 Channel Analog Audio Output M ode (using Audio Combo Kit,Optional Device):
(Audio Combo Kit provides SPDIF output port : optical & coaxis and SURROUND-KIT : Rear R/L & CEN
/Subwoofer)
SURROUND-KIT access analog output to rear
channels and Center/Subwoofer channels. It is the
best solution if you need 6 channel output, Line In
and MIC at the same time. "SURROUND-KIT" is
included in the GIGABYTE unique "Audio Com bo
Kit" as picture.
STEP 1 :
Insert the "SURROUND-KIT" in the back of the case
,and fix it with the screw.
STEP 2 :
Connect the "SURROUND-KIT" to SUR_CEN on
the M/B.
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STEP 3 :
Connect the front channels to back audio panel's
"Line Out", the rear channels to SURROUND-KIT's
REAR R/L, and the Center/Subwoofer channels to
SURROUND-KIT's SUB CENTER.
STEP 4 :
Click the audio icon "Sound Effect" from the windows tray at the bottom of the screen.
STEP 5 :
Select "Speaker Configuration", and choose the
"6 channel for 5.1 speakers out put".
Enable "Only SURROUND-KIT" and press "OK".
Basic & Advanced 6 Channel Analog Audio Output ModeNotes:
When the "Environment settings" is "None", the sound
would be perform ed as stereo m ode(2 channels
output). Please select the other settings for 6
channels output.
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SPDIF Output Device (Optional Device)
A "SPDIF output" device is available on the
motherboard. Cable with rear bracket is provided
and could link to the "SPDIF output" connector (As
picture.) For the further linkage to decoder, rear
bracket provides coaxial cable and Fiber
connecting port.
1. Connect the SPDIF output device to the rear
bracket of PC, and fix it with screw.
2. Connect SPDIF device to the m otherboard.
3. Connect SPDIF to the SPDIF decoder.
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Jack-Sensing provides audio connectors error-detection
function.
Install Microsoft DirectX8.1 or later version before to enable Jack-Sensing support for Windows
98/98SE/2000/ME.
Jack-Sensing includes 2 parts: AUTO and M ANUAL. Following is an example for 2 channels
(Windows XP):
Introduction of audio connectors
You may connect CDROM, Walkman or others
audio input devices to Line In jack, speakers,
earphone or others output devices to Line Out jack,
and microphone to M IC In jack.
Auto-detecting:
Please connect the devices to the right jacks as
above. A window will appear as right picture if you
setup the devices properly.
Please note that 3D audio function will only appear
when 3D audio inputs.
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Jack-Sensing Introduction
English
If you set wrong with the connectors, the warning
message will come out as right picture.
Manual setting:
If the device picture shows different from what you
set, please press "Manual Selection" to set.
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UAJ (Universal Audio Jack) has a very smart feature: It will switch signal automatically when user plugs
his audio device to the wrong jack (Line-in/ Line-out).
That means users do not need to worry the Audio device should be plug in Line-in or Line-out jack, the
device will work perfectly after UAJ is activated.
Install Microsoft DirectX8.1 or later version before to enable UAJ support for Windows 98/98SE/
2000/ME.
PS. If UAJ couldn't work as expected, please
disable this function by pressing button
"UAJ information". And then Jack-Sense function
will awake and auto-detect if the Audio device is
plugged to the right jack (Line-in or Line-out).
Reviving UAJ:
You can click "UAJ AUTO" to revive UAJ function.
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UAJ Introduction
English
Adjusting Sound Volume:
You can adjust sound volume by moving lever.
Also you can mute sound by pressing the
"mute button".
Volume lever
Mute button
If there is only Line-in device plugged, UAJ will
remind you there is no any Line-out device plugged
in.
Note:
If you want to use AUX IN function, you must disable UAJ function from the Speaker Configuration item
in the AC97 Audio Configuation menu. After that, you'll have to use the Line-In volume lever in the
"Volume Control" menu to adjust the volume because AUX IN and Line-In functions are controlled by the
same audio signals.
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What is Xpress Recovery?
Xpress Recovery utility is an utility for backing up and restoring O.S. partition . If the hard drive
can not work properly, you can restore it to the original state.
1. It supports FAT16, FAT32, NTFS format .
2. It must be connected to IDE1 Master .
3. It's only allows you to install one O.S .
4. It must be used with IDE hard disk supporting HPA .
5. The first partition must be set as the boot partition. When the boot partition is backed up,
please do not change its size.
6. It is not recommend to use Xpress Recovery if you had ever used Ghost to return boot
manager to NTFS format.
1. System data and hard disk's reading/writing speed will affect backing up speed.
2. We recommend that you install Xpress Recovery immediately after installing O.S ,
drivers and applications.
How to use the Xpress Recovery
There are two ways to enter the Xpress Recovery utility. (see the below)
1. Text Mode: press F9 during powering on the computer.
Press F9 during powering on the computer .
Awar d Modular BIO S v6.00 PG, An Energy Star Al ly
Copyright (C) 1984-2002, Award Software, Inc.
Intel 865PE AGPSet BIOSfor 8IPE1000MT F1
Check System Health OK
.
.
.
Press DEL to enter SETUP / Q-Flash, F9 For Xpress Recovery
08/16/2002-I845GE-6A69YG01C-00
F9 For Xpress Recovery
2. BMP Mode: boot from CD-ROM
Please go to "Advanced BIOS" setting menu and set boot from CD-ROM , then save and exit the
BIOS menu . Later,please insert MB driver CD into your drive when "Boot from CD:" appears at the
bottom of the screen , press any key to enter Xpress Recovery.
.
.
Verifying DMIPool Data
Boot fromCD:
Boot from CD:
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Xpress Recovery Introduction
English
You can highlight the item by using the arrows keys on your keyboard and
enter key to enter the menu.
Text Mode:
Xpress Recovery V1.0 (C) Copy Right 2003. GIGABYTE Technilogy CO. , Ltd.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Execute Backup Utility
Execute Restore Utility
Remove Backup Im age
Exit and Restart
BMP Mode:
Xpress Recovery V1.0 (C) Copy Right 2003. GIGABYTE Technilogy CO. , Ltd.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Execute Backup Utility
Execute Restore Utility
Remove Backup Im age
Exit and Restart
If you ever entered Xpress Recovery by booting from CD-ROM, you'll still be
directed to BMP mode by pressing F9 in the bootup screen.
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1.Execute Backup Utility:
! Press B to Backup your System or Esc to Exit
The Backup utility will scan the system automatically and back up it.
The backed up data will be saved as an hidden image .
2.Execute Restore Utility:
! This program will recover your system to factory default.
Press R to recover your system.
Press Esc to exit
Restore the backup image to the original state.
3.Remove Backup Image:
! Are you sure to remove backup image? (Y/N)
Remove the backup image.
4.Exit and Restart:
Exit and restart your computer.
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Serial ATA RAID BIOS Utility Operation Introduction
1. Boot your system. If this is the first time you have booted with the South bridge and the drives
installed, the onboard BIOS will display the following screen.
Silicon Integrated System Corp. RAID BIOS Settings Utility V.xxxx
(c) 2003-2005 Silicon Integrated System Corp. All Rights Reserved.
Press <Ctrl><S> to run BIOS Setting Utility
2. Press <Ctrl>+<S> keys to display the SiS RAID BIOS Setting Utility Main Menu.
3. Press <R> to display the RAID setup menu below. This is the fastest and easiest method to
creating your first array.
SiS RAID BIOS Setting Utility
Disk Status
[B] : Select Boot Disk
[R] : Enter Raid Setup Utility
[Q] : Exit current menu
Location
Pri_Master
Sec_Master
Model
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Capacity
58644MB
58644MB
Mode
UDMA6
UDMA6
RAIDType
Single *
Single
The selected boot disk is marked '*'
Please make sure the RAID Type is
"Single" then you can set the others type
that you want next.
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Creating a RAID 0 Array
To create an RAID 0 array, follow these steps:
1. Press <A> to create array.
SiS RAID BIOS Setting Utility
RAID Setup
Press [A] to creat RAID
Press [D] to delete RAID
[Q] : Exit current menu
Location
Pri_Master
Sec_Master
Model
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Capacity
58644MB
58644MB
Mode
UDMA6
UDMA6
RAIDType
Single *
Single
The selected boot disk is marked '*'
2. Press <2> and <Enter> to select RAID 0.
RAID Type : <1> JBOD <2> RAID 0 <3> RAID 1 :
[Q] : Exit current menu
3. Press <1> and <Enter> (Note: We would not suggust your select <2> to create RAID 0 unless
you really need it.)
RAID 0
<1> Auto Create <2> Manual Create : 1
[Q] : Exit current menu
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4. Press <N> and <Enter> to Create RAID 0 only. (If Press <Y> and <Enter>, it will split the data
on source disk to other disks)
SiS RAID BIOS Setting Utility
RAID Setup
RAID 0
Do you want to split the SOURCE disk data to other disks? N
[Q] : Exit current menu
Location
Pri_Master
Sec_Master
Model
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Capacity
58644MB
58644MB
Mode
UDMA6
UDMA6
RAIDType
RAID 0 *
RAID 0
The selected boot disk is marked '*'
5. You have create RAID 0 successfully!!
SiS RAID BIOS Setting Utility
RAID Setup
RAID 0 : Disk 1
Disk 2
Press [A] to creat RAID
Press [D] to delete RAID
[Q] : Exit current menu
Location
Pri_Master
Sec_Master
Model
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Capacity
58644MB
58644MB
The selected boot disk is marked '*'
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Mode
UDMA6
UDMA6
RAIDType
RAID 0 *
RAID 0
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6. Press <Q> to escape the setup screen and press <Y> to save changes.
SiS RAID BIOS Setting Utility
RAID Setup
RAID 0 : Disk 1
Disk 2
[B] : Select Boot Disk
[R] : Enter Raid Setup Utility Do You Want to Save changes? N
[Q] : Exit current menu
Location
Pri_Master
Sec_Master
Model
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Capacity
58644MB
58644MB
Mode
UDMA6
UDMA6
RAIDType
RAID 0 *
RAID 0
The selected boot disk is marked '*'
Creating a RAID 1 Array
To create an RAID 1 array, follow these steps:
1. Press <A> to create array.
SiS RAID BIOS Setting Utility
RAID Setup
Press [A] to creat RAID
Press [D] to delete RAID
[Q] : Exit current menu
Location
Pri_Master
Sec_Master
Model
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Capacity
58644MB
58644MB
Mode
UDMA6
UDMA6
RAIDType
Single *
Single
The selected boot disk is marked '*'
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2. Press <3> and <Enter> to select RAID 1.
RAID Type : <1> JBOD <2> RAID 0 <3> RAID 1 :
[Q] : Exit current menu
3. Press <1> and <Enter> (Note: We would not suggust your select <2> to create RAID 1 unless
you really need it.)
RAID 1
<1> Auto Create <2> Manual Create : 1
[Q] : Exit current menu
4. Press <N> and <Enter> to Create RAID 1 only. (If Press <Y> and <Enter>, it will Duplicate the
data on source disk to mirror disk)
SiS RAID BIOS Setting Utility
RAID Setup
RAID 1
Do you want to Duplicate the SOURCE disk data to MIRROR disks? N
[Q] : Exit current menu
Location
Pri_Master
Sec_Master
Model
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Capacity
58644MB
58644MB
The selected boot disk is marked '*'
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Mode
UDMA6
UDMA6
RAIDType
RAID 1 *
RAID 1
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5. You have create RAID 1 successfully!!
SiS RAID BIOS Setting Utility
RAID Setup
RAID 1 : Disk 1
Disk 2
Press [A] to creat RAID
Press [D] to delete RAID
[Q] : Exit current menu
Location
Pri_Master
Sec_Master
Model
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Capacity
58644MB
58644MB
Mode
UDMA6
UDMA6
RAIDType
RAID 1 *
RAID 1
The selected boot disk is marked '*'
6. Press <Q> to escape the setup screen and press <Y> to save changes.
SiS RAID BIOS Setting Utility
RAID Setup
RAID 1 : Disk 1
Disk 2
[B] : Select Boot Disk
[R] : Enter Raid Setup Utility Do You Want to Save changes? N
[Q] : Exit current menu
Location
Pri_Master
Sec_Master
Model
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Capacity
58644MB
58644MB
Mode
UDMA6
UDMA6
RAIDType
RAID 1 *
RAID 1
The selected boot disk is marked '*'
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Creating a JBOD Array
To create an JBOD array, follow these steps:
1. Press <A> to create array.
SiS RAID BIOS Setting Utility
RAID Setup
Press [A] to creat RAID
Press [D] to delete RAID
[Q] : Exit current menu
Location
Pri_Master
Sec_Master
Model
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Capacity
58644MB
58644MB
Mode
UDMA6
UDMA6
RAIDType
Single *
Single
The selected boot disk is marked '*'
2. Press <1> and <Enter> to select JBOD.
RAID Type : <1> JBOD <2> RAID 0 <3> RAID 1 :
[Q] : Exit current menu
3. Press <1> and <Enter> (Note: We would not suggust your select <2> to create JBOD unless
you really need it.)
JBOD
<1> Auto Create <2> Manual Create : 1
[Q] : Exit current menu
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4. You have create JBOD successfully!!
SiS RAID BIOS Setting Utility
RAID Setup
JBOD : Disk 1
Disk 2
Press [A] to creat RAID
Press [D] to delete RAID
[Q] : Exit current menu
Location
Pri_Master
Sec_Master
Model
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Capacity
58644MB
58644MB
Mode
UDMA6
UDMA6
RAIDType
JBOD *
JBOD
The selected boot disk is marked '*'
5. Press <Q> to escape the setup screen and press <Y> to save changes.
SiS RAID BIOS Setting Utility
RAID Setup
JBOD : Disk 1
Disk 2
[B] : Select Boot Disk
[R] : Enter Raid Setup Utility Do You Want to Save changes? N
[Q] : Exit current menu
Location
Pri_Master
Sec_Master
Model
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Maxtor 6Y060M0
Capacity
58644MB
58644MB
Mode
UDMA6
UDMA6
RAIDType
JBOD *
JBOD
The selected boot disk is marked '*'
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Revision
Chapter History
5 Appendix
Install Drivers
Pictures below are shown in Windows XP (CD ver. 2.4)
Insert the driver CD-title that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive, the
driver CD-title will auto start and show the installation guide. If not, please double click
the CD-ROM device icon in "My computer", and execute the setup.exe.
INSTALL CHIPSET DRIVER
This page shows the drivers that need to be installed for the system. Click each item to install the
driver manually or switch to the
to install the drivers automatically.
Massage: Some device drivers will restart your
system automatically. After restarting your
system the "Xpress Install" will continue to
install other drivers.
The "Xpress Install" uses the"Click and Forget" technology to install the drivers automatically. Just
select the drivers you want then click the "GO" button. The
will execute the installation
for you by itself.
We recommend that you install all components in the list.
Click "GO".
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Driver install finished!! you have to reboot
system!!
Item Description
n SIS AGP Driver
Install SIS AGP Driver.
n SIS Mini IDE Driver
For SiS 964/962/963/964 IDE Controller Driver.
n USB Patch for WinXP
This patch driver can help you to resolve the USB device wake up S3 hang up issue in XP.
n Realtek 8110S Lan Driver (j) / RealTek LAN Drive (k)
Realtek Giga Lan Driver (j)
RealTek 10/100 LAN driver for 81xx series chips (k)
n RealTek AC97 Audio Driver
Install RealTek AC97 audio driver.
n SiS 964 Serial ATA Driver
Install SiS 964 Serial ATA Driver.
n GIGARAID IT8212 RAID Driver
(j)
GIGARAID IT8212 RAID Driver.
n SIS USB 2.0 Driver
It is recommended that you use the Microsoft Windows update for the most updated driver
for XP/2K.
For USB2.0 driver support under Windows XP operating system, please use Windows Service
Pack. After install Windows Service Pack, it will show a question mark "?" in "Universal Serial Bus
controller" under "Device Manager". Please remove the question mark and restart the system
(System will auto-detect the right USB2.0 driver).
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only. k For GA-8S655FX-L only.
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This page reveals the value-added software developed by Gigabyte and its worldwide partners.
n Gigabyte Windows Utilities Manager(GWUM)
This utility can integrate the Gigabyte's applications in the system tray.
n Gigabyte Management Tool(GMT)
A useful tool which can manage the computer via the network.
n EasyTune4
Powerful utility that integrates the overclocking and hardware monitoring functions.
n DMI Viewer
Windows based utility which is used to browse the DMI/SMBIOS information of the system.
n Face-Wizard
New utility for adding BIOS logo.
n @BIOS
Gigabyte windows flash BIOS utility.
n Acrobat e-Book
Useful utility from Adobe.
n Acrobat Reader
Popular utility from Adobe for reading .PDF file format documents.
n Norton Internet Security(NIS)
Integrated utility which includes anti-virus, ad control, etc
n DirectX 9.0
Install Microsoft DirectX 9 to enable 3D hardware acceleration that support for operating
system to achieve better 3D performence.
n GigaRAID Utility (j)
RAID utility for IT8212.
j For GA-8S655FX Ultra only.
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SOFTWARE APPLICATION
English
SOFTWARE INFORMATION
This page list the contects of softwares and drivers in this CD title.
HARDWARE INFORMATION
This page lists all device you have for this motherboard.
CONTACT US
Please see the last page for details.
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Below is a collection of general asked questions. To check general asked questions based on a
specific motherboard model, please log on to http://tw.giga-byte.com/faq/faq.htm
Question 1: I cannot see some options that were included in previous BIOS after updating BIOS.
Why?
Answer: Some advanced options are hidden in new BIOS version. Please press Ctrl and F1 keys
after entering BIOS menu and you will be able to see these options.
Questions 2: Why is the light of my keyboard/optical mouse still on after computer shuts down?
Answer: In some boards, a small amount of electricity is kept on standby after computer shuts
down and that's why the light is still on.
Question 3: Why cannot I use all functions in EasyTune™ 4?
Answer: The availability of the listed functions in EasyTune™ 4 depends on the MB chipset. If the
chipset doesn't support certain functions in EasyTune™ 4, these functions will be locked automatically and you will not be able to use them.
Question 4: Why do I fail to install RAID and ATA drivers under Win 2000 and XP on boards that
support RAID function after I connect the boot HDD to IDE3 or IDE4 ?
Answer: First of all, you need to save some files in the CD-ROM to a floppy disk before installing
drivers. You also need to go through some rather different steps in the installation process. Therefore,
we suggest that you refer to the installation steps in the RAID manual at our website.
(Please download it at http://tw.giga-byte.com/support/user_pdf/raid_manual.pdf)
Question 5: How do I clear CMOS?
Answer: If your board has a Clear CMOS jumper, please refer to the Clear CMOS steps in the
manual. If your board doesn't have such jumper, you can take off the on-board battery to leak
voltage to clear CMOS. Please refer to the steps below:
Steps:
1. Turn off power.
2. Disconnect the power cord from MB.
3. Take out the battery gently and put it aside for about 10 minutes (Or you can use a
metal object to connect the positive and negative pins in the battery holder to make
them short for one minute).
4. Re-insert the battery to the battery holder.
5. Connect power cord to MB again and turn on power.
6. Press Del to enter BIOS and load Fail-Safe Defaults.
7. Save changes and reboot the system.
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FAQ
English
Question 6: Why does system seem unstable after updating BIOS?
Answer: Please remember to load Fail-Safe Defaults (Or Load BIOS Defaults) after flashing
BIOS. However, if the system instability still remains, please clear CMOS to solve the problem.
Question 7: Why do I still get a weak sound after turning up the speaker to the maximum volume?
Answer: Please make sure the speaker you are using is equipped with an internal amplifier. If not,
please change another speaker with power/amplifier and try again later.
Question 8: How do I disable onboard VGA card in order to add an external VGA card?
Answer: Gigabyte motherboards will auto-detect the external VGA card after it is plugged in, so
you don't need to change any setting manually to disable the onboard VGA.
Question 9: Why cannot I use the IDE 2?
Answer: Please refer to the user manual and check whether you have connected any cable that
is not provided with the motherboard package to the USB Over Current pin in the Front USB
Panel. If the cable is your own cable, please remove it from this pin and do not connect any of your
own cables to it.
Question 10: Sometimes I hear different continuous beeps from computer after system boots up.
What do these beeps usually stand for?
Answer: The beep codes below may help you identify the possible computer problems. However,
they are only for reference purposes. The situations might differ from case to case.
gAMI BIOS Beep Codes
*Computer gives 1 short beep when system boots successfully.
*Except for beep code 8, these codes are always fatal.
1 beep Refresh failure
2 beeps Parity error
3 beeps Base 64K memory failure
4 beeps Timer not operational
5 beeps Processor error
6 beeps 8042 - gate A20 failure
7 beeps Processor exception interrupt error
8 beeps Display memory read/write failure
9 beeps ROM checksum error
10 beeps CMOS shutdown register read/write error
11 beeps Cache memory bad
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g AWARD BIOS Beep Codes
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error
1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error
1 long 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: DRAM error
Continuous short beeps: Power error
Question 11: How to set in the BIOS in order to bootup from SATA HDDs by either RAID or ATA
mode?
Answer: Please set in the BIOS as follow:
1. Advanced BIOS features--> SATA/RAID/SCSI boot order: "SATA"
2. Advanced BIOS features--> First boot device: "SCSI"
3. Integrated Peripherals--> Onboard H/W Serial ATA: "enable"
Then it depends on the SATA mode that you need to set "RAID" to RAID mode or "BASE" to
normal ATA mode in the item named Serial ATA function.
Question 12:For the M/B which have RAID function, how to set in the BIOS in order to bootup
from IDE3, 4 by either RAID or ATA mode?
Answer:Please set in the BIOS as follow:
1. Advanced BIOS features-->(SATA)/RAID/SCSI boot order: "SATA"
2. Advanced BIOS features--> First boot device: "SCSI"
3. Integrated Peripherals--> Onboard H/W ATA/RAID: "enable"
Then it depends on the RAID mode that you need to set "RAID" to RAID mode or "ATA" to
normal ATA mode in the item named RAID controller function.
Question 13:How to set in the BIOS to bootup from the IDE/ SCSI/ RAID card ?
Answer:Please set in the BIOS as follow:
1. Advanced BIOS features-->(SATA)/RAID/SCSI boot order: "SCSI"
2. Advanced BIOS features--> First boot device: "SCSI"
Then it depends on the mode(RAID or ATA) that you need to set in RAID/ SCSI BIOS.
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Troubleshooting
If you encounter any trouble during boot up, please follow the troubleshooting
procedures .
START
Turn off the power and unplug the AC power cable, then
remove all of the add-on cards and cables from motherboard.
Please make sure motherboard & chassis are not short
?
Yes
Please isolate
the short pin.
No
Failure has been excluded.
Please make sure all jumper settings (such as CPU system bus
speed, frequency ratio, voltage and etc.) are set properly.
Yes
No
Make sure the
jumper setting
are correct.
Failure has been excluded.
Check if the CPU cooling fan attached to CPU properly. ls
CPU cooling fan power connected to CPU_FAN
properly?
Yes
No
Plug the CPU
cooling fan power
in the CPU fan
connector. Plug in
the AC power
connector.
Failure has been excluded.
Check if the memory install properly into the DIMM slot.
No
Insert and push
the memory
module vertically
into the DIMM slot.
Yes
Failure has been excluded.
Insert the VGA card. Then plug in ATX power cable and
turn on the system.
A
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Is memory LED on and CPU fan running?
No
The problem could
be caused by
power supply, CPU,
memory or CPU/
memory socket
itself.
Yes
Failure has been excluded.
No
Check if there is display.
Yes
Perhaps your VGA
card / VGA slot or
monitor is defective.
Failure has been excluded.
Turn off the system. Reboot after keyboard and mouse
have been plugged in.
No
Check if keyboard is working properly.
It is possible that
your keyboard or
keyboard connector
is defective.
Yes
Press <Del> to enter BIOS setup. Choose "Load
Optimized Defaults" and save then exit setup.
Turn off the system and re-connect the IDE cable. Check
if the system can reboot successfully.
Failure has been excluded.
No
The problem was
probably caused by
the IDE device /
connector or cable.
Yes
Reinstall Windows OS, and reinstall add-on cards and cables.
Then try to reboot the system.
Failure has been excluded.
END
If the above procedure unable to solve your problem, please contact with your local retailer or
national distributor for help. Or, you could submit your question to the service mail via Gigabyte
website technical support zone
(http://www.gigabyte.com.tw). The appropriate response will be provided ASAP.
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A
English
Customer/Country:
Contact Person:
Company:
Phone No.:
E-mail Add. :
Model name/Lot Number:
BIOS version:
Hardware
&
Technical Support/RMA Sheet
PCB revision:
O.S./A.S.:
Mfs.
Model name
Size:
Driver/Utility:
Configuration
CPU
Memory
Brand
Video Card
Audio Card
HDD
CD-ROM /
DVD-ROM
Modem
Network
AMR / CNR
Keyboard
Mouse
Power supply
Other Device
Problem Description:
&
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Acronyms
Acronyms
Meaning
ACPI
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
APM
Advanced Power Management
AGP
Accelerated Graphics Port
AMR
Audio Modem Riser
ACR
Advanced Communications Riser
BIOS
Basic Input / Output System
CPU
Central Processing Unit
CMOS
Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
CRIMM
Continuity RIMM
CNR
Communication and Networking Riser
DMA
Direct Memory Access
DMI
Desktop Management Interface
DIMM
Dual Inline Memory Module
DRM
Dual Retention Mechanism
DRAM
Dynamic Random Access Memory
DDR
Double Data Rate
ECP
Extended Capabilities Port
ESCD
Extended System Configuration Data
ECC
Error Checking and Correcting
EMC
Electromagnetic Compatibility
EPP
Enhanced Parallel Port
ESD
Electrostatic Discharge
FDD
Floppy Disk Device
FSB
Front Side Bus
HDD
Hard Disk Device
IDE
Integrated Dual Channel Enhanced
IRQ
Interrupt Request
to be continued......
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Acronyms
Meaning
IOAPIC
Input Output Advanced Programmable Input Controller
ISA
Industry Standard Architecture
LAN
Local Area Network
I/O
Input / Output
LBA
Logical Block Addressing
LED
Light Emitting Diode
MHz
Megahertz
MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
MTH
Memory Translator Hub
MPT
Memory Protocol Translator
NIC
Network Interface Card
OS
Operating System
OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer
PAC
PCI A.G.P. Controller
POST
Power-On Self Test
PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect
RIMM
Rambus in-line Memory Module
SCI
Special Circumstance Instructions
SECC
Single Edge Contact Cartridge
SRAM
Static Random Access Memory
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CONTACT US
Contact us via the information in this page all over the world.
— Taiwan
— The Netherlands
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Giga-Byte Technology B.V.
Address: No.6, Bau Chiang Road, Hsin-Tien, Taipei
Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Address: Verdunplein 8 5627 SZ, Eindhoven, The
Netherlands
TEL: 886 (2) 8912-4888
Tel: +31 40 290 2088
FAX: 886 (2) 8912-4004
E-mail:
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We have been constantly striving hard to provide you
with faster and more efficient mail replying service.
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If you have any inquiry please classify it into the following topics.
E-mail:info@giga-byte.nl
The respective department will attend to the inquiry
as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation!
WEB Address: http://nl.giga-byte.com
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— USA
G.B.T. INC.
Address: 17358 Railroad St, City of Industry, CA
91748.
Tel: 1 (626) 854-9338
Tech. Support E-mail:support@giga-byte.nl
— China
Shanghai Office
Tel: 86-21-64737410
Fax: 86-21-64453227
WEB Address: http://cn.giga-byte.com
GuangZhou Office
Fax: 1 (626) 854-9339
Tel: 86-20-87586273
E-mail: sales@giga-byte.com
Fax: 86-20-87544306
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Beijing Office
— Germany
Tel: 86-10-82856054
G.B.T. Technology Trading GmbH
86-10-82856064
Tel: 49-40-2533040
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WEB Address: http://de.giga-byte.com
Tel: 86-28-85236930
— Japan
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Fax: 86-28-85256822
WEB Address: http://cn.giga-byte.com
WEB Address: http://www.gigabyte.co.jp
— U.K
G.B.T. TECH. CO. LTD.
Tel: 44-1908-362700
Fax: 44-1908-362709
E-mail:support@gbt-tech.co.uk
WEB Address: http://uk.giga-byte.com
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