SUPER
X6DVA-4G
X6DVA-EG
USER’S MANUAL
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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for system integrators, PC technicians and
knowledgeable PC users. It provides information for the installation and use
of the
X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG motherboard. The
X6DVA4G/X6DVA-EG supports single or dual Intel ® Xeon Nocona TM processors
(w/ext. EM64T) at a 800 MHz front side bus. Based upon Intel's NetBurst
microarchitecture, the Nocona processor supports the IA-32 software and
includes features found in the XeonTM processor such as Hyper Pipelined
Technology, which includes a multi-stage pipeline, allowing the processor
to operate at much higher core frequencies. Packaged in a 604-pin Flip
Chip Micro Pin Grid Array(FC-mPGA4) platform in a Zero Insertion
Force(ZIF) socket (mPGA 604), the Nocona Processor (800 MHz) supports
Hyper-Threading Technology and
is ideal for high performance workstation and server environments with up to two processors on one system
bus. Please refer to the motherboard specifications pages on our web site
(http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/) for updates on supported processors. This product is intended to be professionally installed.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1 begins with a checklist of what should be included in your
mainboard box, describes the features, specifications and performance of
the motherboard and provides detailed information about the chipset.
Chapter 2 begins with instructions on handling static-sensitive devices.
Read this chapter when you want to install the processor and DIMM memory
modules and when mounting the mainboard in the chassis. Also refer to
this chapter to connect the floppy and hard disk drives, SCSI drives, the IDE
interfaces, the parallel and serial ports, the keyboard and mouse, the power
supply and various control panel buttons and indicators.
If you encounter any problems, see Chapter 3, which describes troubleshooting procedures for the video, the memory and the setup configuration
stored in CMOS. For quick reference, a general FAQ [Frequently Asked
Questions] section is provided.
Chapter 4 includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed information on running the CMOS Setup utility.
Appendix A gives information on BIOS POST messages.
Appendix B provides BIOS POST codes.
Appendix C provides software and the OS installation instructions.
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Table of Contents
Preface
About This Manual ...................................................................................................... iii
Manual Organization ................................................................................................... iii
Chapter 1: Introduction
1-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-1
Checklist .................................................................................................... 1-1
Contacting Supermicro ............................................................................ 1-2
X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG Image ................................................. 1-3
X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG Layout ............................................... 1-4
X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG Quick Reference ............................. 1-5
Motherboard Features ............................................................................. 1-6
Intel E7320 (Lindenhurst-VS) Chipset: System Block Diagram ....... 1-8
1-2
Chipset Overview ........................................................................................... 1-9
1-3
Special Features ........................................................................................... 1-10
BIOS Recovery ....................................................................................... 1-10
Recovery from AC Power Loss ......................................................... 1-10
1-4
PC Health Monitoring .................................................................................... 1-10
1-5
ACPI Features ............................................................................................... 1-12
1-6
Power Supply ............................................................................................... 1-13
1-7
Super I/O ......................................................................................................... 1-14
Chapter 2: Installation
2-1
Static-Sensitive Devices ............................................................................... 2-1
Precautions ............................................................................................... 2-1
Unpacking .................................................................................................. 2-1
2-2
PGA Processor and Heatsink Installation .................................................. 2-2
2-3
Installing DIMMs ............................................................................................... 2-5
2-4
I/O Ports/Control Panel Connectors ............................................................. 2-6
2-5 Connecting Cables .......................................................................................... 2-8
ATX Power Connector ............................................................................ 2-8
Processor Power Connector ................................................................. 2-8
NMI Button .................................................................................................. 2-9
Power LED ................................................................................................. 2-9
HDD LED .................................................................................................. 2-10
NIC1/NIC2 LED ........................................................................................ 2-10
Overheat/Fan Fail LED .......................................................................... 2-11
Power Fail LED ....................................................................................... 2-11
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Reset Button ........................................................................................... 2-12
Power Button ......................................................................................... 2-12
Chassis Intrusion ................................................................................... 2-13
Universal Serial Bus (USB0/1) ............................................................ 2-13
Wake-On-LAN ......................................................................................... 2-14
Wake-On-Ring ......................................................................................... 2-14
Serial Ports ............................................................................................. 2-15
GLAN (Ethernet Port) ............................................................................. 2-15
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Ports ................................................ 2-16
Fan Headers ........................................................................................... 2-16
VGA Enable ............................................................................................. 2-17
Power Fault ............................................................................................. 2-17
SMB Power Connector .......................................................................... 2-18
Power LED/Speaker/Keylock Header ................................................. 2-18
2-6
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 2-19
Explanation of Jumpers ........................................................................ 2-19
GLAN Enable/Disable ............................................................................. 2-19
Clear CMOS .............................................................................................. 2-20
Watch Dog ............................................................................................... 2-20
Connecting PCI Slot 1,2,3 to SMB ........................................................ 2-21
SCSI Controller Enable/Disable ............................................................. 2-22
SCSI Termination Enable/Disable .......................................................... 2-22
Alarm Reset ............................................................................................. 2-23
Power Force-On ..................................................................................... 2-23
2-7
Onboard LED Indicators .............................................................................. 2-24
2-8
Parallel Port, Floppy/Hard Disk Drive and SCSI Connections ............... 2-26
Parallel Port Connector ......................................................................... 2-26
Floppy Connector ................................................................................... 2-27
IDE Connectors ...................................................................................... 2-27
Ultra320 SCSI Connectors .................................................................... 2-28
Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
3-1
Troubleshooting Procedures ........................................................................ 3-1
Before Power On .................................................................................... 3-1
No Power .................................................................................................. 3-1
No Video ................................................................................................... 3-1
Memory Errors .......................................................................................... 3-2
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration ........................................... 3-2
3-2
Technical Support Procedures .................................................................... 3-2
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Frequently Asked Questions ........................................................................ 3-3
3-4
Returning Merchandise for Service ............................................................ 3-5
Chapter 4: BIOS
4-1
Introduction ....................................................................................................... 4-1
4-2
Running Main BIOS Setup .............................................................................. 4-2
4-3
Advanced Setup .............................................................................................. 4-4
4-4
Boot Setup ...................................................................................................... 4-18
4-5
Security Setup ............................................................................................... 4-21
4-6
Exit ................................................................................................................... 4-22
Appendices:
Appendix A: BIOS POST Messages ..................................................................... A - 1
Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes ............................................................................. B-1
Appendix C: Installing Software Drivers and the Operating System .............. C-1
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Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
Overview
Checklist
Congratulations on purchasing your computer motherboard from an acknowledged leader in the industry. Supermicro boards are designed with
the utmost attention to detail to provide you with the highest standards in
quality and performance. Check that the following items have all been included with your motherboard. If anything listed here is damaged or missing, contact your retailer. All included with Retail Box.
One (1) Supermicro Mainboard
One (1) ribbon cable for IDE devices (CBL-036)
One (1) floppy ribbon cable (CBL-022)
One (1) 9-pin serial port DTK cable (CBL-010)
One (1) SATA cable (CBL-044)
One (1) SCSI Cable (CBL-034-0320) (*X6DVA-4G only)
One (1) CPU mounting plate (SKT-0159)
Two (2) CPU retention brackets-(*Pre-installed) (SKT-0158)
One (1) I/O backpanel shield (CSE-PT7)
One (1) Supermicro CD containing drivers and utilities (CDR-INTC)
One (1) User's/BIOS Manual
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Introduction
Headquarters
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
Web Site:
SuperMicro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
+1 (408) 503-8000
+1 (408) 503-8008
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
SuperMicro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 73-6400390
+31 (0) 73-6416525
sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
SuperMicro, Taiwan
D5, 4F, No. 16 Chien-Ba Road
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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Introduction
Figure 1-1. SUPER X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG Image
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SUPER
X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG Motherboard Layout
(not drawn to scale)
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
DS1
PWR2
Reset JPR1 CPU
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
KB/
Mouse
J2
Fan1
PW2
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
DIMM 2B
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
J1
CPU 1
J22
J20
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
GLAN2
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
FP CTRL
GLAN1
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
VGA
CTLR
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
J10
Floppy
PWLED/
SPKR
JF2
J14
Fan6 Fan5
BIOS
WD
J17
J24
J41
System LED
IPMI
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
SCSI
J28
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
SMB Connect J13
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
JBT1
Introduction
Figure 1-2.
J44
Fan4
Notes:
1. All images and layouts shown in this manual were based upon the latest
PCB revision available at the time of publishing. The motherboard you’ve received may or may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this
manual.
2. Jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only.
3. See Chapter 2 for detailed information on jumpers, I/O ports and JF1
front panel connections.
4. " " indicates the location of Pin 1.
5. SCSI is for the X6DVA-4G only.
6. Use the correct type of onboard CMOS battery as specified by the
manufacturer. Do not install the onboard battery upside down.
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Quick Reference ( X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG)
(*Please refer to Chapter 2 for pin definitions.)
Description
Default Setting
J13/J15
JA1(*Note)
JBT1
JPA1(*Note)
JPF
JPG1
JPL1/JPL2
JPR1
JWD
PCI #1/PCI-X #5,#6 to System SMB On (Connected)
SCSI Channel Term. Enable
Off (Enable)
CMOS Clear
See Chapter 2
SCSI Controller Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Power Force on
Open (Disabled)
VGA Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
LAN1/LAN 2 Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Power Fail Alarm Reset
Open (Disabled)
Watch Dog Enable
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
Connector
Description
ATX PWR (PW1)
Primary 24-pin ATX PWR Connector (Required)
12V PWR (PW2)
12V 8-pin PWR Connector(Required)
COM1 (J4)/COM2 (J5) COM1/COM2 Serial Port Connector/Header
DIMM 1A-3B(J18-J23) Memory (RAM) Slots(1A,1B, 2A,2B, 3A,3B)
DS1-DS5, DS7-DS8
Onboard LED Indicators (*See Chapter 2)
DS7/DS8:POST Code LED (*See Chpt.2 & App.A)
DS9
System LED (*See Chapter 2)
FAN 1-6
CPU/Chassis Fan Headers
GLAN 1/2
G-bit Ethernet Ports
IDE1(J44), IDE2(J38)
IDE1/2 Hard Disk Drive Connectors
J1
VGA Connector
J2
Keyboard/Mouse
J10
Parallel (Printer) Header
J24
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
J28
SCSI Connector (*X6DVA-4G only)
J41
IPMI Connector
JF1
Front Control Panel Connector
JF2
PWR LED (Pins1-3), Speaker (Pins 6-7)
JL1
Chassis Intrusion Header
JSLED
Serial ATA LED
PCI#1/PCI-E#4
PCI-#1 32-bit slot/PCI-E#4 x4 PCI-E(@2GB/sec)
PCI#5/PCI#6(J9B1/J8B1)64-bit PCI-X 100/PCI-X 133 slot
PW3
Power SMB
PW4
PWR FAIL
SATA0/1(JS0/JS1)
Serial ATA0 Header(JS0), Serial ATA1Header(JS1)
WOL (JWOL)
Wake-on-LAN Header
WOR (JWOR)
Wake-on-Ring Header
USB 0/1(J3)
(Back Panel) Universal Serial Bus Ports
USB 2/3
(Front Panel) Universal Serial Bus Headerss
(*Note: for the X6DVA-4G only)
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Motherboard Features
CPU
Introduction
•
Single or dual Intel ® 604-pin 32-bit/Ext. EM64T Nocona TM (up to 3.6
GHz) processors at 800 MHz front side (system) bus speed.
(*Notes: CPU FSB speed is set by Manufacturer. Please do not change the FSB setting. )
Memory
•
Six 184-pin DIMM sockets supporting up to 12/24 GB Registered ECC
DDR-333/266 (PC2700/PC2100) SDRAM required
Notes: 1. Memory size is set via BIOS. 2. Interleaved memory; requires memory modules to be
installed in pairs. See Section 2-3 for details.
Chipset
•
Intel E7320 (Lindenhurst-VS) chipset with support of: MCH, PXH and
6300ESB ICH
Expansion Slots
•
One PCI-E slot (*x4@2GB sec)
• Two 64-bit PCI-X slots (*One 64-bit PCI-X-133 slot, one PCI-X-100 slot)
•
One 32-bit PCI slot
BIOS
•
8 Mb AMI® Flash ROM
•
APM 1.2, DMI 2.1, PCI 2.2, ACPI 2.0, Plug and Play (PnP), SMBIOS 2.3
PC Health Monitoring
•
Onboard voltage monitors for CPU cores, chipset voltage, Memory
voltage, 3.3V, +5V, +12V,−12V, 3.3V standby and 5Vstandby
•
CPU/chassis temperature monitors
•
Environmental temperature monitor and control via Supero Doctor III
•
CPU slow-down on temperature overheat
•
CPU thermal trip support for processor protection, +5V standby alert
LED
•
Power-up mode control for recovery from AC power loss
•
Auto-switching voltage regulator for CPU core
•
System overheat LED and control
•
Chassis intrusion detection
•
System resource alert via Super Doctor III
•
TM2 Feature
•
Fan Control (Please refer to the section-"Hardware Monitoring" in BIOS
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for more information.)
VRM Protection Feature (88 0C, *98 0C, 1080C) (*Default)
ACPI Features
•
Microsoft OnNow
•
Slow blinking LED for suspend state indicator
•
Main switch override mechanism
Onboard I/O
•
LSI Logic Single Channel 53C1020 Ultra 320 SCSI(*X6DVA-G4 only)
•
One IPMI 2.0
•
Two Intel 82541 GI Gigabit Ethernet controllers
•
2 EIDE Ultra DMA/100 bus master interfaces
•
1 floppy port interface (up to 2.88 MB)
•
1 EPP/ECP Parallel Header
•
PS/2 mouse and PS/2 keyboard ports
•
Up to 4 USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) (2 ports/2 headers)
•
2 Intel 6300 ESB Serial ATA
•
Super I/O
•
2 Serial port/header
Other
•
Internal/external modem ring-on
•
Wake-on-Ring (WOR)
•
Console redirection
CD/Diskette Utilities
•
BIOS flash upgrade utility and device drivers
Dimensions
•
ATX 12" x 10" (304.8 x 254 mm)
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•
4
5
COM1
Flpy/Prntr
Keyboard
Mouse
82541
6300ESB-
82541
FPUSB
FPUSB
USB
PCI 33MHz Slot#1
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USB
SATA SATA
IDE IDE
Video
SRAM
Figure 1-9.
Block Diagram of the E7320 (Lindenhurst-VS) Chipset
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see the previous Motherboard
Features pages for details on the features of each motherboard.
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Chipset Overview
Built upon the functionality and the capability of the E7320 (LindenhurstVS) chipset, the X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG motherboard provides the performance and feature set required for dual processor-based servers, with
configuration options optimized for communications, presentation, storage,
computation or database applications. The Intel E7320 (Lindenhurst-VS)
chipset consists of the following components: the E7320 (Lindenhurst-VS)
Memory Controller Hub (MCH), the I/O Controller Hub (6300ESB ICH), and
THE PCI-X Hub (PXH).
The E7320 (Lindenhurst-VS) MCH supports single or dual Nocona processors with Front Side Bus speeds of up to 800 MHz(*Note). Its memory
controller provides direct connection to two channels of registered DDR266,
DDR333 with a marched system bus address and data bandwidths of up to
6.4GB/s. The E7320 (Lindenhurst-VS) also supports the new PCI Express
high speed serial I/O interface for superior I/O bandwidth. The MCH provides configurable x8 PCI Express interfaces which may alternatively be
configured as two independent x4 PCI Express interfaces. These interfaces
support connection of the MCH to a variety of other bridges that are compliant with the PCI Express Interface Specification, Rev. 1.0a. The MCH
interfaces with the 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub (6300ESB ICH) via Hub
Interface. The PCI- Bus provides connection between a PCI Express interface and two independent PCI bus interfaces that can be configured for
standard PCI 2.3 protocol, as well as the enhanced high-frequency PCI-X
protocol. The PXH can be configured to support for 32- or 64-bit PCI devices running at 33 MHz, 66 MHz, 100 MHz, and 133 MHz.
6300ESB ICH System Features
In addition to providing the I/O subsystem with access to the rest of the
system, the 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub (6300ESB ICH) integrates many I/
O functions.
The 6300ESB integrates: 2-channel Ultra ATA/100 Bus Master IDE Controller, two Serial ATA (SATA) Host Controllers, SMBus 2.0 Controller, LPC/
Flash BIOS Interface, PCI-X (66MHz) 1.0 Interface, PCI 2.2 Interface and
System Management Controller.
(*Notes: The CPU FSB speed is set at 800 MHz by the Manufacturer.
Please do not change the CPU FSB setting.)
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Special Features
BIOS Recovery
Introduction
The BIOS Recovery function allows you to recover your BIOS image file if
the BIOS flashing procedure fails (see Section 3-3).
Recovery from AC Power Loss
BIOS provides a setting for you to determine how the system will respond
when AC power is lost and then restored to the system. You can choose
for the system to remain powered off (in which case you must hit the
power switch to turn it back on) or for it to automatically return to a poweron state. See the Power Lost Control setting in the Advanced BIOS Setup
section (Peripheral Device Configuration) to change this setting. The default setting is Always On.
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PC Health Monitoring
This section describes the PC health monitoring features of the SUPER
X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG. All have an onboard System Hardware Monitor chip
that supports PC health monitoring.
Onboard Voltage Monitors for the CPU Cores, Chipset
Voltage, Memory Voltage, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, -12V, +3.3V
Standby, and +5V Standby
An onboard voltage monitor will scan these voltages continuously. Once a
voltage becomes unstable, a warning is given or an error message is sent
to the screen. Users can adjust the voltage thresholds (in SDIII) to define
the sensitivity of the voltage monitor.
Fan Status Monitor with Fan Speed Control
The PC health monitor can check the RPM status of the cooling fans. The
onboard CPU and chassis fans are controlled by theThermal Management
via BIOS.
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The thermal control sensor monitors the CPU temperature in real time and
will turn on the thermal control fan whenever the CPU temperature exceeds
a user-defined threshold. The overheat circuitry runs independently from
the CPU. It can continue to monitor for overheat conditions even when the
CPU is in sleep mode. Once it detects that the CPU temperature is too high,
it will automatically turn on the thermal control fan to prevent any overheat
damage to the CPU. The onboard chassis thermal circuitry can monitor the
overall system temperature and alert users when the chassis temperature
is too high.
CPU Overheat LED and Control
This feature is available when the user enables the CPU overheat warning
function in the BIOS. This allows the user to define an overheat temperature.
TM2/CPU VRM Overheat
When the CPU reaches 700 C and above (Overheat), the CPU will slow down
and CPU Voltage will decrease to reduce CPU power consumption and
VRM heat dissipation.
When CPU temperature reaches 78 0 C (*Default) and above, the system will
go into the throttling state. The Overheat LED and Alarm Buzzer will be
turned on. The CPU performance will drop 50%. When this happens, you
can go to the Health Monitor Setting in the BIOS to reset CPU Overheat
Temperature.
VRM Protection
When the CPU VRM temperature reaches the threshold preset by the user
in the BIOS, the system will go into the TM2 Mode. The CPU will slow down,
the VRM current will drop to prevent the VRM from overheat. (The settings
are: 880C, *98 0C, 108 0C.) (*Default)
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Environmental Temperature Control
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Auto-Switching Voltage Regulator for the CPU Core
Introduction
The auto-switching voltage regulator for the CPU core can support up to
20A current and auto-sense voltage IDs ranging from .8375V to 1.6V. This
will allow the regulator to run cooler and thus make the system more stable.
1-5 ACPI Features
ACPI stands for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. The ACPI
specification defines a flexible and abstract hardware interface that provides a standard way to integrate power management features throughout
a PC system, including its hardware, operating system and application software. This enables the system to automatically turn on and off peripherals
such as CD-ROMs, network cards, hard disk drives and printers. This also
includes consumer devices connected to the PC such as VCRs, TVs, telephones and stereos.
In addition to enabling operating system-directed power management, ACPI
provides a generic system event mechanism for Plug and Play and an operating system-independent interface for configuration control. ACPI leverages the Plug and Play BIOS data structures while providing a processor
architecture-independent implementation that is compatible with Windows
2000, Windows NT 5.0, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 .
Microsoft OnNow
The OnNow design initiative is a comprehensive, system-wide approach to
system and device power control. OnNow is a term for a PC that is always
on but appears to be off and responds immediately to user or other requests.
Slow Blinking LED for Suspend-State Indicator
When the CPU goes into a suspend state, the chassis power LED will start
blinking to indicate that the CPU is in suspend mode. When the user presses
any key, the CPU will wake-up and the LED will automatically stop blinking
and remain on.
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When an ATX power supply is used, the power button can function as a
system suspend button to make the system enter a SoftOff state. The
monitor will be suspended and the hard drive will spin down. Depressing
the power button again will cause the whole system to wake-up. During
the SoftOff state, the ATX power supply provides power to keep the required circuitry in the system alive. In case the system malfunctions and
you want to turn off the power, just depress and hold the power button for
4 seconds. This option can be set in the Power section of the BIOS Setup
routine.
External Modem Ring-On (WOR)
Wake-up events can be triggered by a device such as the external modem
ringing when the system is in the SoftOff state. Note that external modem
ring-on can only be used with an ATX 2.01 (or above) compliant power
supply.
Wake-On-LAN (WOL)
Wake-On-LAN is defined as the ability of a management application to remotely power up a computer that is powered off. Remote PC setup, updates and asset tracking can occur after hours and on weekends so that
daily LAN traffic is kept to a minimum and users are not interrupted. The
motherboard has a 3-pin header (WOL) to connect to the 3-pin header on a
Network Interface Card (NIC) that has WOL capability. Wake-On-LAN must
be enabled in BIOS. Note that Wake-On-LAN can only be used with an ATX
2.01 (or above) compliant power supply.
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Power Supply
As with all computer products, a stable power source is necessary for
proper and reliable operation. It is even more important for processors that
have high CPU clock rates.
The SUPER X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG can only accommodate ATX 24-pin
power supplies. Although most power supplies generally meet the specifications required by the CPU, some are inadequate. You should use one
that will supply at least 400W of power and includes the additional +12V, 8-
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pin power connector - an even higher wattage power supply is recommended for high-load configurations.
1.5A for the Ethernet ports.
Also your power supply must supply
Introduction
NOTE: An additional 12V 8-pin power connector (PW2) is required to
support Intel Xeon CPUs. Failure to provide this extra power will
result in instability of the CPU after only a few minutes of operation. See Section 2-5 for details on connecting the power supply.
It is strongly recommended that you use a high quality power supply that
meets ATX power supply Specification 2.02 or above. It must also be SSI
compliant (info at http://www.ssiforum.org/). Additionally, in areas where
noisy power transmission is present, you may choose to install a line filter
to shield the computer from noise. It is recommended that you also install a
power surge protector to help avoid problems caused by power surges.
1-7
Super I/O
The disk drive adapter functions of the Super I/O chip include a floppy disk
drive controller that is compatible with industry standard 82077/765, a data
separator, write pre-compensation circuitry, decode logic, data rate selection, a clock generator, drive interface control logic and interrupt and DMA
logic. The wide range of functions integrated onto the Super I/O greatly
reduces the number of components required for interfacing with floppy disk
drives. The Super I/O supports 360 K, 720 K, 1.2 M, 1.44 M or 2.88 M disk
drives and data transfer rates of 250 Kb/s, 500 Kb/s or 1 Mb/s.It also
provides two high-speed, 16550 compatible serial communication ports
(UARTs), one of which supports serial infrared communication. Each UART
includes a 16-byte send/receive FIFO, a programmable baud rate generator,
complete modem control capability and a processor interrupt system. Both
UARTs provide legacy speed with baud rate of up to 115.2 Kbps as well as
an advanced speed with baud rates of 250 K, 500 K, or 1 Mb/s, which
support higher speed modems.
The Super I/O supports one PC-compatible printer port (SPP), Bi-directional
Printer Port (BPP) , Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) or Extended Capabilities
Port (ECP).
The Super I/O provides functions that comply with ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface), which includes support of legacy and ACPI
power management through an SMI or SCI function pin. It also features
auto power management to reduce power consumption.
1-14
The IRQs, DMAs and I/O space resources of the Super I/O can flexibly
adjust to meet ISA PnP requirements, which support ACPI and APM (Advanced Power Management).
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Introduction
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Chapter 2: Installation
Chapter 2
Installation
2-1
Static-Sensitive Devices
Electric-Static-Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to your system board, it is important to handle it very carefully.
The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment
from ESD.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic bag.
•
Handle the board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the motherboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when
not in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting
fasteners and the motherboard.
•
Use only the correct type of onboard CMOS battery as specified by the
manufacturer. Do not install the onboard battery upside down to avoid
possible explosion.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage.
When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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2-2
PGA Processor and Heatsink Installation
!
When handling the processor package, avoid placing direct
pressure on the label area of the fan. Also, do not place the
motherboard on a conductive surface, which can damage the
BIOS battery and prevent the system from booting up.
IMPORTANT: Always connect the power cord last and always remove it
before adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Make
sure that you install the processor into the CPU socket before you install
the CPU heat sink. Note that for the X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG you need to
install the Xeon mounting plate under the board.
Installing the CPU Mounting Plate and Retention Bracket
Heatsink
Place the CPU mounting plate(*)
below the pre-installed retention
brackets on the reverse side of the
motherboard. (*Note: You must
install the mounting plate on the
motherboard to provide the
heatsink with adequate support.)
Mounting Holes
Xeon CPU
CPU Socket
Mounting
Holes
CPU Retention
Bracket (x2 for dual
CPU board)
*CPU Mounting Plate
Heatsink
CPU
CPU Socket
Motherboard
*CPU Mounting
Plate
CPU Installation
1. Lift the lever on the CPU socket:
lift the lever completely as shown
on the picture on the right;
otherwise, you will damage the
CPU socket when power is
applied. (Install CPU1 first.)
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Socket lever
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2. Insert the CPU in the socket,
making sure that pin 1 of the CPU
aligns with pin 1 of the socket
(both corners are marked with a
triangle). When using only one
CPU, install it into CPU socket #1
(Socket #2 is automatically disabled
if only one CPU is used).
Pin1
3. Press the lever down until
you hear the *click* so you
can be sure that the CPU is
securely installed in the CPU
socket.
Socket lever
Heatsink Installation
(*Note: Heatsinks are very heavy,
handle with care.)
please
1. Do not apply any thermal grease to
the heatsink or the CPU die; the required
amount of thermal grease has already
been applied.
2. Place the heatsink on top of the
CPU so that the four mounting holes
are aligned with those on the retention
mechanism.
3. Screw in two diagonal screws (ie
the #1 and the #2 screws) until just
snug (-do not fully tighten the screws
to avoid possible damage to the CPU.)
4. Finish the installation by fully
tightening all four screws.
To Un-install the Heatsink
(Caution!
We do not recommend that the
CPU or the heatsink be removed. However,
if you do need to un-install the heatsink,
please follow the instructions below to
uninstall the heatsink to prevent damage
done to the CPU or the CPU socket.)
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CEK Heatsink
Screw#1
Screw#1
Screw#2
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1. Unscrew and remove the heatsink
screws from the motherboard in the
sequence as show in the second
picture on the right.
2. Hold the heatsink as show in the
picture on the right and gently wriggle
the heatsink to loosen it from the CPU.
(Do not use excessive force when
wriggling the heatsink!!)
3. Once the CPU is loosened from the
heatsink, remove the heatsink from the
CPU socket.
4. Clean the surface of the CPU and
the heatsink to get rid of the old
thermal grease. Reapply the proper
amount of thermal grease on the
surface before you re-install the CPU
and the heatsink.
Figure 2-1. PGA604 Socket: Empty and with Processor Installed
Empty socket
!
Lever
Warning!
Make
sure you lift the
lever completely
when installing the
CPU. If the lever is
only partly raised,
damage to the
socket or CPU may
result.
Triangle
Processor
(installed)
Triangle
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Mounting the Motherboard in the Chassis
All motherboards have standard mounting holes to fit different types of
chassis. Make sure the location of all the mounting holes for both the
motherboard and the chassis match. Although a chassis may have both
plastic and metal mounting fasteners, metal ones are highly recommended
because they ground the motherboard to the chassis. Make sure the metal
standoffs click in or are screwed in tightly. Then use a screwdriver to
secure the motherboard.
2-3 Installing DIMMs
Note: Check the Supermicro web site for recommended memory modules:
(http://www.supermicro.com/support/resources/)
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing
DIMM modules to prevent any possible damage. Also note that
the memory is interleaved to improve performance (see step1.)
DIMM Installation (See Figure 2-2)
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with
DIMM #1A. The memory scheme is interleaved so you must install two
modules at a time, beginning with DIMM #1A, then DIMM #1B, and so on.
2. Insert each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the
notch along the bottom of the module to prevent inserting the DIMM
module incorrectly.
3. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the
slot. Repeat for all modules (see step 1 above).
Memory Support
The X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG supports up to 12/24 GB of Reg. ECC DDR 333/
266 (PC2700/PC2100) memory. All motherboards were designed to support
4 GB modules in each slot, but has only been verified for up to 2 GB
modules.
Figure 2-2.
Installing and Removing DIMMs
To Install:
Insert module
vertically and
press down
until it snaps
into place.
Pay attention
to the
alignment
notch at the
bottom.
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To Remove:
Use your thumbs to gently push near the edge of both ends of
the module. This should release it from the slot.
2-4
I/OPorts/Control Panel Connectors
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification.
See Figure 2-3 below for the locations of the various I/O ports.
Figure 2-3.
I/O Port Locations and Definitions
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Front Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various buttons and indicators that are normally located on a control panel at the front of the chassis. These connectors are designed specifically for use with Supermicro server chassis. See
Figure 2-4 for the descriptions of the various control panel buttons and LED
indicators. Refer to the following section for descriptions and pin definitions.
Figure 2-4.
JF1 Header Pins
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
Power Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Ground
2
1
2-7
Reset
Reset Button
Pwr
Power Button
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Connecting Cables
ATX Power Supply 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions (PW1)
Pin Number Definition Pin Number Definition
1
+3.3V
13
+3.3V
2
+3.3V
14
-12V
3
COM
15
COM
4
+5V
16
PS_ON#
5
COM
17
COM
6
+5V
18
COM
7
COM
19
COM
8
PWR_OK
20
Res(NC)
9
5VSB
21
+5V
10
+12V
22
+5V
11
+12V
23
+5V
12
+3.3V
24
COM
ATX Power Connector
There is a 24-pin main power
supply connector(PW1) and an optional 8-pin CPU PWR connector
(PW2) on the board. This power
connector meets the SSI EPS 12V
specification. See the table on the
right for pin definitions. For CPU
PWR (PWR2), please refer to the
item listed below.
Processor Power
Connector
CPU 8-Pin PWR
Connector (PW2)
Pins Definition
1 thru 4 Ground
5 thru 8
+12v
In addition to the Primary ATX
power connector (above), the 12v
8-pin Processor connector at W2
must also be connected to your
power supply. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
ATX PWR
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
8-pin PWR
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
DIMM 2B
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
J1
CPU 1
J22
J20
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
FP CTRL
GLAN1
GLAN2
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
Fan6 Fan5
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
J10
Floppy
J17
J24
PWLED/
SPKR
J41
System LED
IPMI
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
WD
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
JWD
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
SCSI
2-8
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
J28
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
USB0/1
J3
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
2-5
J44
Fan4
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NMI Button
NMI Button Pin
Definitions
Pin
Number
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
The non-maskable interrupt button
header is located on pins 19 and
20 of JF1. Refer to the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Power LED
The Power LED connection is located on pins 15 and 16 of JF1.
Refer to the table on the right for
pin definitions.
PWR_LED Pin Definitions
Pin
Number
15
16
Definition
Vcc
Control
NMI
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
PWR LED
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
J1
20
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
CPU 1
J22
DIMM 2B
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
PWR LED DS5
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
J10
Floppy
J17
J24
SCSI
PWLED/
SPKR
J41
System LED
IPMI
USB2,3
Power Fail LED
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J28
IDE 2
J38
2-9
IDE 1
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
Fan6 Fan5
WD
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
Vcc
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
X
Power LED
FP CTRL
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
GLAN2
NMI
X
CPU 2
GLAN1
19
Ground
J20
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
J44
Fan4
Vcc
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
Pwr
Power Button
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HDD LED
HDD LED Pin
Definitions
The HDD LED connection is located
on pins 13 and 14 of JF1. Attach
the hard drive LED cable here to
display disk activity (for any hard
drives on the system, including
SCSI, Serial ATA and IDE). See
the table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin
Number Definition
13
Vcc
14
HD Active
NIC1/NIC2 LED Indicators
The NIC (Network Interface Controller) LED connections for the
GLAN port1 is located on pins 11
and 12 of JF1, and for the GLAN
port2 is located on pins 9 and 10
of JF1. Attach the NIC LED cables
to display network activity. Refer
to the tables on the right for pin
definitions.
NIC1 LED Pin
Definitions
NIC2 LED Pin
Definitions
Pin
Number Definition
11
Vcc
12
GND
Pin
Number Definition
9
Vcc
10
GND
HDD LED
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
NIC1/NIC2 LED
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
J1
20
19
Ground
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
CPU 1
J22
DIMM 2B
J20
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
NMI
X
X
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
FP CTRL
GLAN1
GLAN2
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
VGA
CTLR
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
J10
J41
Floppy
SCSI
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
Power Fail LED
USB2,3
Speaker
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J17
J24
IPMI
NIC2 LED
Vcc
6300ESB
ICH
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
SCSI
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
PWLED/
SPKR
JF2
Fan6 Fan5
BIOS
WD
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
J14
IDE 1
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
SMB Connect J13
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4
System LED
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
J28
IDE 2
J38
J44
Fan4
2-10
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
Pwr
Power Button
2
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Overheat/Fan Fail LED
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions
Connect an LED to the OH/Fan Fail
LED connection on pins 7 and 8 of
JF1 to provide advanced warning
of chassis overheating and fan
failure. Refer to the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Pin
Number Definition
Vcc
7
GND
8
Overheat/Fan Fail
LED
LED State
Off
On
Blink
Message
Normal
Overheat
Fan Fail
Power Fail LED
Power Fail LED Pin
Definitions
The Power Fail LED connection is
located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1.
Refer to the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Pin
Number Definition
5
Vcc
6
GND
Health LED
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
LED
JPF
PW
PWR Force On
Fault
PWR Fail LED
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
J1
20
19
Ground
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
CPU 1
J22
DIMM 2B
J20
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
NMI
X
X
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
FP CTRL
GLAN1
GLAN2
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
J10
Floppy
SCSI
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
Power Fail LED
USB2,3
Speaker
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J17
J24
System LED
IPMI
NIC2 LED
Vcc
6300ESB
ICH
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
SCSI
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
J41
IDE 1
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
Fan6 Fan5
WD
PWLED/
SPKR
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
JWD
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
J28
IDE 2
J38
J44
Fan4
2-11
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
Pwr
Power Button
2
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Reset Button
Reset Pin
Definitions
The Reset Button connection is located on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach it to the hardware reset
switch on the computer case.
Refer to the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Pin
Number Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
Power Button
The Power Button connection is
located on pins 1 and 2 of JF1.
Momentarily contacting both pins
will power on/off the system. To
turn off the power when set to
suspend mode, depress the button
for at least 4 seconds. Refer to
the table on the right for pin definitions.
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
Pin
Number Definition
1
PW_ON
Ground
2
Reset
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
Power Button
Connector
Pin Definitions
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
J23
20
J21
DIMM 2A
J1
CPU 1
J22
DIMM 2B
VGA
PWR Button
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J20
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
X6DVA-4G
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
Fan6 Fan5
VGA
CTLR
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
JWD
J10
WD
PWLED/
SPKR
J41
Floppy
J17
J24
SCSI
J28
IDE 2
Vcc
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
USB2,3
J38
HDD LED
JF1
6300ESB
ICH
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
System LED
IPMI
Speaker
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
SCSI
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
BIOS
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
JBT1
GLAN
CTLR
®
Power LED
FP CTRL
GLAN2
DS9
Battery
IDE 1
GLAN1
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
J44
Fan4
Power Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
Pwr
Power Button
2
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Chapter 2: Installation
Chassis Intrusion
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions
Pin
Definition
Number
Intrusion Input
1
2
Ground
A Chassis Intrusion header is located at JL1. Attach the appropriate cable to inform you of a chassis intrusion.
USB Pin Definition
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
USB O/1 (Back Panel USB)
Pin# Definition
1
+5V
2
P03
P0+
4 Ground
There are two Universal Serial
Bus ports(USB 0/1) located on
the I/O panel and additional two
USB ports(USB 2/3) next to the
IDE1 on the motherboard. These
two FP USB ports can be used to
provide front side chassis access
(cables not included). See the
tables on the right for pin definitions.
Definition
+5V
POPO+
Ground
Ground
Fan1
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
DIMM 2B
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
J1
CPU 1
J22
J20
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
GLAN2
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
FP CTRL
GLAN1
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
Fan6 Fan5
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
J10
Floppy
J17
J24
PWLED/
SPKR
J41
System LED
IPMI
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
SCSI
2-13
USB 2/3
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
WD
J28
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
JBT1
0/1
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
KB/
Mouse
J2
Pin
Number
2
4
6
8
10
Definition
+5V
POPO+
Ground
PW2
USB
USB 2/3 (Front Panel USB)
Pin
Number
1
3
5
7
Chassis Intrusion
J44
Fan4
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Wake-On-LAN
Wake-On-LAN Pin
Definitions (JWOL)
The Wake-On-LAN header(JWOL)
is designated WOL on the motherboard. See the table on the right
for pin definitions. You must enable the LAN Wake-Up setting in
BIOS to use this function. (You
must also have a LAN card with a
Wake-On-LAN connector and
cable to use this feature.)
Pin
Number
1
2
3
Definition
+5V Standby
Ground
Wake-up
Wake-On-Ring
Wake-on-Ring
Pin Definitions
(WOR)
The Wake-On-Ring header is designated WOR. This function allows your computer to receive
and "wake-up" by an incoming call
to the modem when in suspend
state. See the table on the right
for pin definitions. You must have
a Wake-On-Ring card and cable to
use this feature.
Pin
Number Definition
1
Ground
2
Wake-up
53C20)
WOR
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
LED
JPF
PW
PWR Force On
Fault
JPG1
SI/O
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
COM2
J5
Printer
J10
Floppy
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
J1
WOR
CPU 1
J22
DIMM 2B
J20
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
GLAN2
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
FP CTRL
GLAN1
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
WOR
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
J10
Floppy
J17
J24
SCSI
WD
PWLED/
SPKR
J41
System LED
IPMI
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
IDE 1
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
Fan6 Fan5
SI/O
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J28
IDE 2
J38
J44
Fan4
2-14
WOL
J17
J24
SCSI
Chapter 2: Installation
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1, COM2)
Serial Ports
Pin Number
1
2
3
4
5
There are one Serial Port-COM1
(J4) and one Serial Header- COM2
(J5) on the X6DVA-4G/EG. COM2
is located next to the parallel port.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Definition Pin Number
DCD
6
DSR
7
Serial In
8
RTS
9
Serial Out
10
GLAN (Giga-bit Ethernet)
Ports
A G-bit Ethernet port (designated
JLAN1/JLAN2) is located beside
the VGA port on the IO backplane.
This port accepts RJF1 type
cables.
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
LED
PW
JPF
PWR Force On
Fault
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
DIMM 2B
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
J1
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
FP CTRL
Battery
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
JPL2
LAN2Enable
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
Fan6 Fan5
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
JWD
J10
Floppy
J17
J24
WD
PWLED/
SPKR
J41
System LED
IPMI
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
SCSI
COM2
2-15
DS9
GLAN2
DIMM 3B
J28
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
GLAN1
GLAN2
J20
JBT1
GLAN1
CPU 1
J22
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
COM1
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
J44
Fan4
Definition
CTS
DTR
RI
G round
NC
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ATX PS/2 Keyboard and
PS/2 Mouse Ports
PS/2 Keyboard
and Mouse Port
Pin Definitions
(J2)
Pin
Number Definition
Data
1
NC
2
Ground
3
VCC
4
Clock
5
NC
6
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and PS/2
mouse are located on J2. See the
table at right for pin definitions.
(See Figure 2-3 for the locations
of each.)
Fan Headers
There are six fan headers (Fan 1
to Fan 6) on the X6DVA-4G/
X6DVA-EG. See the table on the
right for pin definitions. (*Note:
These fan headers are 4-pin fans.
Pins 1-3 of the fan headers are
backward compatible with the traditional 3-pin fans.) Please refer to
the Advanced Setting in the
AMIBIOS for fan speed control
setting.
Fan1
Fan1
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
DIMM 2B
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
J1
J20
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
GLAN2
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
X6DVA-4G
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
Fan3
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
Fan6 Fan5
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
J10
Floppy
J17
J24
WD
PWLED/
SPKR
J41
System LED
IPMI
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
SCSI
2-16
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
Fan5
®
Fan2
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
FP CTRL
GLAN1
Fan6
CPU 1
J22
J28
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
USB0/1
J3
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
Mouse
Caution: These fan headers use DC power.
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
KB/
Mouse
J2
Definition
Ground (black)
+12V (red)
Tachometer
PWR_Control
Pin#
1
2
3
4
PW2
Keyboard/
4-pin Fan Header Pin Definitions
(CPU and Chassis Fans )
J44
Fan4
Fan4
Chapter 2: Installation
VGA Connector
A VGA connector (J1) is
located next to the GLAN1 on
the IO backplane. Refer to the
board layout below for the
location.
Power Fail
Pin Definitions (PW4)
Power Fault
Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
Connect a cable from your power
supply to the PW4 header to provide warning of power supply failure.
This warning signal is
passed through the PWR_LED pin
to indicate of a power failure on
the chassis. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
PWR Fault
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 P
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR
Fault
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
KB/
Mouse
J2
USB0/1
J3
J4
DIMM 1B
Fan1
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
VGA
J1
VGA
J1
DIMM 3
DIMM 3
J20
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
CPU 2
GLAN1
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
SMB Connect J13
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4
PWR LED DS5
JWD
J14
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
J10
Floppy
PWLED/
SPKR
JF2
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
WD
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
Fan6 Fan5
2-17
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
JPL2
LAN2Enable
PXH
(PCI-E/
®
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
GLAN2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
GLAN2
GLAN1
J21
DIMM 2A
J17
J24
SCSI
J41
System LED
IPMI
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
JBT1
DIMM 2
CPU 1
J22
DIMM 2B
FP CTRL
COM1
DS9
DIMM 1
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J28
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
J4
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
redundant Supermicro power supplies.
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
Note: This feature is only available when using
PW2
VGA
Definition
P/S 1 Fail Signal
P/S 2 Fail Signal
P/S 3 Fail Signal
Reset (from MB)
J44
Fan4
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SMB Power (I2 C)
SMB PWR
Pin Definitions (PW3)
Connector
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
I 2 C Connector (PW3), located
next to the ATX 24-pin PWR Connector, monitors the status of
PWR Supply, Fan and system temperature.
Definition
Clock
Data
N/A
N/A
N/A
Pin Locations
Speaker/Power LED/
Keylock
On the JF2 header, pins 1/3/5/7
are for the Speaker, and Pins 2/4/
6 are for the Power LED and pins
8/10 are for Keylock. See the
table on the right for speaker pin
definitions. Note: The speaker
connector pins are for use with an
external speaker. (*Default: Close
Pins 5 and 7 to enable onboard
buzzer.)
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Speaker Connector Pin
Definitions (JF2)
Pin
Number
1
3
5
7
Definition
Red wire, Speaker data
No connection
Buzzer Signal
Speaker data
PWR LED/Keylock Connector Pin
Definitions (JF2)
Pin
Number
2
4
6
8
10
Definition
+Vcc
-Vcc
-Vcc
Keylock
Keylock
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
1
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
J21
DIMM 2A
J20
DIMM 3B
VGA
J19
DIMM 3A
J1
CPU 1
J22
DIMM 2B
J18
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
GLAN2
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
FP CTRL
GLAN1
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
JF2
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
VGA
CTLR
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
J10
Floppy
PWLED/
SPKR
J14
Fan6 Fan5
BIOS
WD
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
J17
J24
SCSI
J41
System LED
IPMI
Speaker/
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
PW LED/
Speaker
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J28
IDE 2
2-18
J38
IDE 1
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
SMB Connect J13
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
J44
Fan4
Keylock
Chapter 2: Installation
2-6
Jumper Settings
Explanation of
Jumpers
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
To modify the operation of the
motherboard, jumpers can be
used to choose between
optional settings.
Jumpers
create shorts between two pins
to change the function of the
connector. Pin 1 is identified
with a square solder pad on
the printed circuit board. See
the motherboard layout pages
for jumper locations.
Note : On two pin jumpers,
"Closed" means the jumper is
on and "Open" means the
Jumper
Cap
Setting
Pin 1-2 short
jumper is off the pins.
LAN1/LAN2 Enable/Disable
GLAN
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JPL1, JPL2)
JPL1 and JPL2 enable or disable
the GLAN ports: LAN1 (JPL1), and
LAN2 (JPL2) on the motherboard.
See the table on the right for
jumper settings. The default setting is enabled.
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
LED
PW
JPF
PWR Force On
Fault
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
J1
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
J14
WOR
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
J10
Floppy
J17
J24
SCSI
J41
System LED
IPMI
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J28
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
VGA
CTLR
SI/O
PWLED/
SPKR
JF2
Fan6 Fan5
BIOS
WD
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
SMB Connect J13
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
2-19
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
FP CTRL
Battery
GLAN2
LAN2 Enable
J20
DIMM 3B
GLAN1
LAN1 Enable
CPU 1
J22
DIMM 2B
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
J44
Fan4
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CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS. Instead of pins, this "jumper" consists of
contact pads to prevent the accidental clearing of CMOS. To clear CMOS,
use a metal object such as a small screwdriver to touch both pads at the
same time to short the connection. Always remove the AC power cord
from the system before clearing CMOS.
Note: For an ATX power supply, you must completely shut down the system, remove the AC power cord and then short JBT1 to clear CMOS. Do
not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS.
Watch Dog
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings (JWD)
JWD controls Watch Dog, a system
monitor that takes action when a
software application freezes the
system. Pins 1-2 will have WD reset the system if a program
freezes. Pins 2-3 will generate a
non-maskable interrupt for the program that has frozen (requires software implementation). Watch Dog
must also be enabled in BIOS.
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
DIMM 2A
VGA
J1
JF1
CPU 1
JWD
J21
WD
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
WLED/
PKR
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
J41
PWR LED DS5
J14
SI/O
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
J10
Floppy
J17
J24
SCSI
J41
System LED
IPMI
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J28
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
VGA
CTLR
WOR
PWLED/
SPKR
JF2
Fan6 Fan5
BIOS
WD
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
JBT1
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
SMB Connect J13
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4
DS9
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
JPL2
LAN2Enable
USB2,3
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
IPMI
6300ESB
ICH
FP CTRL
Battery
GLAN2
System LED
J20
DIMM 3B
GLAN1
DS9
J23
J22
DIMM 2B
J44
Fan4
2-20
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JL1
JSLED
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
LED
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
DIMM 1A
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
DIMM 1B
JBT1
J4
COM1
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
Definition
WD to Reset
WD to NMI
Disabled
WD Clear CMOS
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Open
J44
Fan4
Chapter 2: Installation
VGA Enable/Disable
VGA
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JPG1)
JPG1 enables or disables the VGA
Connector on the motherboard.
See the table on the right for
jumper settings. The default setting is enabled.
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
SMB Data/SMB CLK to PCI
PCI/PCIX slots to SMB
Connection
Jumper Settings
(J13, J15)
Jumpers J13, J15 allow you to connect or disconnect PCI Slot1/PCI-X
Slot5/PCI -X Slot6 to the System
Management Bus . The default setting is to close pins 1-2 to enable
the connection. See the table on
the right for jumper settings. (*Note:
both jumpers are used in tandem,
and have to be set to the same setting in order to work properly since
one is for the clock and another
one for the data.)
VGA Enable
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
J1
J18
CPU 2
JPG1
J8B1
J10
Floppy
JPL2
LAN2Enable
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
VGA
CTLR
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
2-21
PWR LED DS5
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
Fan6 Fan5
J
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
BIOS
Printer
®
FP CTRL
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
32- bit PCI #1
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
J10
Floppy
J17
J24
SCSI
WD
PWLED/
SPKR
J41
DS9
WOR
SI/O
COM2
J5
J19
DIMM 3A
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
WOL
JWOL
VGA Enable
J20
DIMM 3B
GLAN1
GLAN2
VGA
CTLR
CPU 1
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
Fan6 Fan5
BIOS
J23
J22
DIMM 2B
System LED
IPMI
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J28
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
64- bit PCIX #5
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
J
SMB Connect J13
X4 PCI-Epxess
J14
PCI-E#4
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
JPL2
LAN2Enable
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
GLAN
CTLR
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
JBT1
PCI slots to SMB
Jumper
Position
Closed
Open
J44
Fan4
X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG User's Manual
SCSI Controller Enable/
Disable (*ForX6DVA-4G
only)
SCSI Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JPA1)
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Jumper JPA1 allows you to enable
or disable the SCSI Controller. The
default setting is pins 1-2 to enable
all four headers. See the table on
the right for jumper settings.
SCSI Termination Enable/
Disable (*ForX6DVA-4G
only)
SCSI Channel Termination
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JA1)
Jumper JA1 allows you to enable or
disable termination for the SCSI
connector.
The default setting is
open to enable (terminate) the
SCSI Controller. (*Note: In order for
the SCSI drives to function properly, please do not change the default setting set by the manufacturer.) See the table on the right
for jumper settings.
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
LED
JPF
PW
PWR Force On
Fault
Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
J23
CPU 1
J22
J21
DIMM 2A
J1
SCSI Enable
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
DIMM 2B
VGA
#5 (PCIX-100)
J20
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
GLAN2
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
Printer
COM2
J5
J10
Floppy
SCSI
Speaker
6300ESB
ICH
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J17
J24
USB2,3
Speaker
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
SCSI
32- bit PCI #1
System LED
IPMI
J28
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
J41
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
Fan6 Fan5
WD
PWLED/
SPKR
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
JWD
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
PWLED/
SPKR
JF2
4
Fan2
Fan3
FP CTRL
GLAN1
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
USB0/1
J3
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
L
J44
SCSI LED DS3
Fan4
J17
SCSI Term. Enable
J24
2-22
SCSI
Cha
JA1
SCSI
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
Enable
J28
ID
Chapter 2: Installation
Alarm Reset
Alarm Reset Jumper
Settings
(JPR1)
The system will notify you in the
event of a power supply failure.
This feature assumes that Supermicro redundant power supply
units are installed in the chassis.
If you only have a single power
supply installed, you should not
connect anything to this header
(JPR1) to prevent false alarms.
See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
Power Force-On
Power Force-On
(JPF)
Jumper
Position
Definition
Off
Normal
On
Force On
Jumper JPF allows you to enable or
disable the function of Power ForceOn. If enabled, the power will always stay on automatically. If this
function disabled, the user needs to
press the power button to power on
the system.
USB0/1
J3
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
Fan1
DIMM 1B
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
DS1
PWR2
Reset JPR1 CPU
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
J21
DIMM 2A
J1
Alarm Reset
J22
DIMM 2B
VGA
CPU 1
J20
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
GLAN2
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
FP CTRL
GLAN1
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
J10
Floppy
J17
J24
SCSI
WD
PWLED/
SPKR
J41
System LED
IPMI
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J28
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
Fan6 Fan5
Printer
COM2
J5
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
J44
Fan4
2-23
PWR Force-On
X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG User's Manual
2-7
Onboard Indicators
Left
Right
GLAN LEDs
Back View
The Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports (located
beside the Video port) has two LEDs.
The yellow LED indicates activity while
the other LED may be green, orange or
off to indicate the speed of the connection. See the table at right for the functions associated with the second LED.
1 Gb LAN Left LED
Indicator (Speed LED)
LED
Color
Off
Green
Amber
Definition
10 MHz
100 MHz
1 GHz
1 Gb LAN Right LED
Indicator(Activity LED)
LED
Color
Amber
SATA LED Header
Definition
Blinking
10/100MHz/
1GHz
SATA LED Pin Definitions (JSLED)
A Serial ATA LED header is located at JSLED. See the table on
the right for SATA LED pin definitions.
Pin#
1
2
3
4
5
Definition
6300ESB SATA HD0 Active LED
6300ESB SATA HD1 Active LED
N/C
N/C
N/C
GLAN LEDs
OH LED
PW2
J4
DIMM 1B
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
DIMM 2B
WD
System LED
J20
J19
DIMM 3A
J1
JWD
CPU 1
J21
DIMM 2A
DIMM 3B
VGA
JF1
J23
J22
D/
J18
J41
IPMI
USB2,3
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
WOR
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
J10
Floppy
J17
J24
SCSI
J41
System LED
IPMI
JBT1
WD
PWLED/
SPKR
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
1
JSLED
SATA
TA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
LED
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J28
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
Fan6 Fan5
SI/O
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
J44
IDE 2
Fan4
2-24
J38
IDE 1
GLAN2
6300ESB
ICH
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
Battery
FP CTRL
GLAN1
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
COM1
DS2
PWR LED DS5
Fan1
DS9
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
KB/
Mouse
J2
FP CTRL
SATA LED
J44
Fan4
Chapter 2: Installation
Onboard LED Indicators
(DS1-DS5, DS7-DS8)
On board LED Definitions
DS#
Definition
DS1 CPU PW R good or CPU +12V PW R
Cable must be connected.
DS2
CPU2 VRM Overheat
DS3
SCSI LED
DS4
CPU1 VRM Overheat
DS5
PW R LED
DS7-8
POST LED
In addition to the LAN LEDs and
SATA LED, there are other LED indicators (DS1-DS5, DS7-DS8) on
the X6DVA-4G/EG. DS7 and DS8
are POST Codes LEDs. See the
table on the right for speaker pin
definitions. (*Note: Please refer to
Appendix A for DS7 and DS8 LED
POST Codes.)
System LED (DS9)
System Alert LED (DS9) Definition
There is is a system LED (DS9)
on the motherboard. DS9
(System LED) indicates the status
of the system. Refer to table on
the right for information. Please
refer to Appendix A for
information.
DS9
Definition
Green
System: On & OK
Amber System: Off, PW R Cable Connected
Red PW R or CPU Failure, CPU Overheat
DS4
DS1
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
DIMM 2B
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
J1
J20
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
GLAN2
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
FP CTRL
GLAN1
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
J10
Floppy
J17
J24
J41
IPMI
6300ESB
ICH
2-25
J28
IDE 2
DS9
DS7
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
SCSI
DS5
USB2,3
Speaker
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
PWLED/
SPKR
System LED
DS2
J38
IDE 1
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
Fan6 Fan5
WD
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
DS3
CPU 1
J22
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
J44
Fan4
DS8
X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG User's Manual
2-8 Parallel Port, Floppy/Hard Disk Drive and SCSI
Connections
Note the following when connecting the floppy and hard disk drive cables:
•
The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
•
A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1.
•
A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors to
provide for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires always
connects to drive A, and the connector that does not have twisted wires
always connects to drive B.
Parallel (Printer) Port Pin Definitions
(J10)
Parallel (Printer) Port
Connector
Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
The parallel (printer) port is located on J10. See the table on the
right for pin definitions. (*Cable
CBL-081 is required.)
Function Pin Number Function
Strobe2
Auto Feed4
ErrorData Bit 0
6
InitData Bit 1
8
SLCT INData Bit 2
10
GND
Data Bit 3
12
GND
Data Bit 4
14
GND
Data Bit 5
16
GND
Data Bit 6
18
GND
Data Bit 7
20
GND
ACK
22
GND
BUSY
24
GND
PE
26
NC
SLCT
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
LED
PW
JPF
PWR Force On
Fault
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
DIMM 2B
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
J1
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
FP CTRL
Battery
GLAN2
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
VGA
CTLR
WOR
SI/O
JPG1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
J10
Floppy
2-26
PWLED/
SPKR
JF2
J14
Fan6 Fan5
BIOS
WD
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
J17
J24
SCSI
J41
System LED
IPMI
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J28
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
SMB Connect J13
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
Port
J20
DIMM 3B
GLAN1
Parallel
CPU 1
J22
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
J44
Fan4
Chapter 2: Installation
Floppy Connector
Floppy Connector Pin Definitions (J24)
Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
The floppy connector is located
on J24. See the table below for
pin definitions.
Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
There are no jumpers to
configure the onboard IDE#1
and #2 connectors (at J44
and J38, respectively). See
the table on the right for pin
definitions.
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
Fan1
PW2
J4
DIMM 1B
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
J1
CPU 1
J22
DIMM 2B
Function
Pin Number
Function
Reset IDE
2
GND
Host Data 7
4
Host Data 8
Host Data 6
6
Host Data 9
Host Data 5
8
Host Data 10
Host Data 4
10
Host Data 11
Host Data 3
12
Host Data 12
Host Data 2
14
Host Data 13
Host Data 1
16
Host Data 14
Host Data 0
18
Host Data 15
GND
20
Key
DRQ3
22
GND
I/O Write24
GND
I/O Read26
GND
IOCHRDY
28
BALE
DACK330
GND
IRQ14
32
IOCS16Addr 1
34
GND
Addr 0
36
Addr 2
Chip Select 0
38
Chip Select 1Activity
40
GND
J20
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
CPU 2
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
Battery
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
FP CTRL
GLAN1
GLAN2
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
Printer
COM2
J5
J10
Floppy
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J17
J24
SCSI
J28
IDE 2
J38
ots/
J15
onnect J13
PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
VGA
CTLR
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
32- bit PCI #1
Floppy
0
Floppy
PWLED/
SPKR
JF2
J14
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
1
IDE 1
IDE 2
J44
Fan4
J17
J24
2-27
SCSI
J41
IPMI
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Speaker
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J28
IDE 2
J38
IDE 1
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
SCSI
32- bit PCI #1
USB2,3
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
JPG1
IPMI
6300ESB
ICH
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
WOR
J41
Speaker
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
System LED
WD
PWLED/
SPKR
IDE 1
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
Fan6 Fan5
SI/O
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
JBT1
KB/
Mouse
J2
Function
FDHDIN
Reserved
FDEDIN
IndexMotor Enable
Drive Select BDrive Select AMotor Enable
DIRSTEPWrite DataWrite GateTrack 00Write ProtectRead DataSide 1 SelectDiskette
IDE Connector Pin Definitions
(J44, J38)
IDE Connectors
USB0/1
J3
Function Pin Number
GND
2
GND
4
Key
6
GND
8
GND
10
GND
12
GND
14
GND
16
GND
18
GND
20
GND
22
GND
24
GND
26
GND
28
GND
30
GND
32
GND
34
J44
Fan4
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Ultra320 SCSI Connector
(*X6DVA-4G Only)
Refer to the table below for the
pin definitions of the Ultra320
SCSI connector located at J28.
68-pin Ultra320 SCSI Connector
Connector
Contact
Number
Signal Names
Connector
Contact
Number
Signal Names
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
+DB(12)
+DB(13)
+DB(14)
+DB(15)
+DB(P1)
+DB(0)
+DB(1)
+DB(2)
+DB(3)
+DB(4)
+DB(5)
+DB(6)
+DB(7)
+DB(P)
GROUND
DIFFSENS
TERMPW R
TERMPW R
RESERVED
GROUND
+ATN
GROUND
+BSY
+ACK
+RST
+MSG
+SEL
+C/D
+REQ
+I/O
+DB(8)
+DB(9)
+DB(10)
+DB(11)
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
-DB(12)
-DB(13)
-DB(14)
-DB(15)
-DB(P1)
-DB(0)
-DB(1)
-DB(2)
-DB(3)
-DB(4)
-DB(5)
-DB(6)
-DB(7)
-DB(P)
GROUND
GROUND
TERMPWR
TERMPWR
RESERVED
GROUND
-ATN
GROUND
-BSY
-ACK
-RST
-MSG
-SEL
-C/D
-REQ
-I/O
-DB(8)
-DB(9)
-DB(10)
-DB(11)
(*Note: Please refer
to Appendix C for
software,
SATA
Host RAID Utility,
and the Operating
System Installation
Instructions.)
SMB
ATX
24-Pin
PWR PW3
PWR1 PW1
8-pin
Alarm
Reset JPR1 CPUDS1 PWR2
PWR PW4
PW LED JPF PWR Force On
Fault
Fan1
PW2
KB/
Mouse
J2
COM1
DIMM 1A
CPU1 VRM
OHLED DS4
J23
J1
SCSI
J21
DIMM 2A
VGA
CPU 1
J22
DIMM 2B
J20
DIMM 3B
J19
DIMM 3A
J18
MCH
E7320
(Lindenhurst
-VS)
North
Bridge
GLAN
CTLR
SUPER
JPL1
LAN1Enable
J8B1
®
Fan2
Fan3
CPU2 VRM
OH LED DS2
X6DVA-4G
PWR LED DS5
64- bit PCIX #6 (PCIX-133)
CSI LED DS3
FP CTRL
Battery
PXH
(PCI-E/
PCIX
Interface)
J17
VGA
CTLR
BIOS
WOR
JPG1
J10
J41
Floppy
SCSI
4
USB2,3
6300ESB
ICH
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
J17
J24
System LED
IPMI
Speaker
WOL
JWOL
SCSI LED DS3
VGA Enable
SCSI
32- bit PCI #1
Printer
COM2
J5
WD
PWLED/
SPKR
J28
IDE 2
J38
Clr CMOS
Cha. Intru
JA1
SCSI
JSLED
ChannelTerm. JL1
SATA
SATA0 JS0 SATA1 JS1
Enable
LED
SCSI
IDE 1
SCSI (LSI
53C20)
Fan6 Fan5
SI/O
JWD
64- bit PCIX #5 (PCIX-100)
J9B1
PCIX slots/
J15
JPA1(*SCSI Enable)
SMB Connect J13
JF2
X4 PCI-Epxess
PCI-E#4 J14
JBT1
JPL2
LAN2Enable
DS9
JF1
GLAN
CTLR
JBT1
CPU 2
GLAN1
GLAN2
DS8 PO
DS7 LE
J4
DIMM 1B
DS8 POST
DS7 LED
USB0/1
J3
J44
Fan4
2-28
J28
IDE 2
J38
J44
Fan4
Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
3-1
Troubleshooting Procedures
Use the following procedures to troubleshoot your system. If you have
followed all of the procedures below and still need assistance, refer to the
‘Technical Support Procedures’ and/or ‘Returning Merchandise for Service’
section(s) in this chapter.
Note: Always disconnect the power cord before adding, changing
or installing any hardware components.
Before Power On
1. Make sure no short circuits exist between the motherboard and chassis.
2. Disconnect all ribbon/wire cables from the motherboard, including those
for the keyboard and mouse.
3. Remove all add-on cards.
4. Install one CPU (making sure it is fully seated) and connect the chassis
speaker and the power LED to the motherboard. (Check all jumper
settings as well.)
5. Use only the correct type of onboard CMOS battery as recommended by
the Manufacturer. Do not install the onboard battery upside down to
avoid possible explosion.
No Power
1. Make sure no short circuits exist between the motherboard and the chassis.
2. Verify that all jumpers are set to their default positions.
3. Check that the 115V/230V switch on the power supply is properly set.
4. Turn the power switch on and off to test the system.
5. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still
supplies ~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
No Video
1. If the power is on but you have no video, remove all the add-on cards
and cables.
2. Use the speaker to determine if any beep codes exist.
Appendix for details on beep codes.
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NOTE
If you are a system integrator, VAR or OEM, a POST diagnostics card is recommended. For I/O port 80h codes, refer to
App. B.
Memory Errors
1. Make sure the DIMM modules are properly and fully installed.
2. Determine if different speeds of DIMMs have been installed and verify
that the BIOS setup is configured for the fastest speed of RAM used.
It is recommended to use the same RAM speed for all DIMMs in the
system.
3. Make sure you are using the correct type of Registered, ECC DDR 266/
333 (PC2700/PC2100) SDRAM (*recommended by the manufacturer.)
4. Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping a single module between two slots and noting the results.
5. Make sure all memory modules are fully seated in their slots. As an
interleaved memory scheme is used, you must install two modules at a
time, beginning with DIMM #1A, then DIMM #1B, and so on (see Section
2-3).
6. Check the position of the 115V/230V switch on the power supply.
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration
1. Ensure that you are using a high quality power supply. A poor quality
power supply may cause the system to lose the CMOS setup information. Refer to Section 1-6 for details on recommended power supplies.
2. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still
supplies ~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
3. If the above steps do not fix the Setup Configuration problem, contact
your vendor for repairs.
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Technical Support Procedures
Before contacting Technical Support, please take the following steps. Also,
note that as a motherboard manufacturer, Super Micro does not sell directly
to end-users, so it is best to first check with your distributor or reseller for
troubleshooting services. They should know of any possible problem(s)
with the specific system configuration that was sold to you.
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Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
1. Please go through the ‘Troubleshooting Procedures’ and 'Frequently
Asked Question' (FAQ) sections in this chapter or see the FAQs on our
web site ( http://www.supermicro.com/support/faqs/) before contacting Technical Support.
2. BIOS upgrades can be downloaded from our web site at
(http://www.supermicro.com/support/bios/).
Note: Not all BIOS can be flashed depending on the modifications
to the boot block code.
3. If you still cannot resolve the problem, include the following information
when contacting Super Micro for technical support:
•Motherboard model and PCB revision number
• BIOS release date/version (this can be seen on the initial display when
your system first boots up)
•System configuration
An example of a Technical Support form is on our web site at
(http://www.supermicro.com/support/contact.cfm).
4. Distributors: For immediate assistance, please have your account number
ready when placing a call to our technical support department. We can
be reached by e-mail at support@supermicro.com, by phone at:
(408) 503-8000, option 2, or by fax at (408)503-8019.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What are the various types of memory that my motherboard can support?
Answer: The X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG has six 184-pin DIMM slots that support registered ECC DDR 266/333 (PC2700/PC2100) SDRAM modules. It is
strongly recommended that you do not mix memory modules of different
speeds and sizes.
Question: How do I update my BIOS?
Answer: It is recommended that you do not upgrade your BIOS if you are
experiencing no problems with your system. Updated BIOS files are located
on our web site at http://www.supermicro.com. Please check our BIOS
warning message and the information on how to update your BIOS on our
web site. Also, check the current BIOS revision and make sure it is newer
than your BIOS before downloading. (*Note: There is no BIOS Recovery
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function available for the motherboard. Should a problem occur after you
flash the BIOS, you will need to change all six BIOS chips.)
Question: What's on the CD that came with my motherboard?
Answer: The supplied compact disc has quite a few drivers and programs
that will greatly enhance your system. We recommend that you review the
CD and install the applications you need. Applications on the CD include
chipset drivers for Windows and security and audio drivers.
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Returning Merchandise for Service
A receipt or copy of your invoice marked with the date of purchase is
required before any warranty service will be rendered. You can obtain
service by calling your vendor for a Returned Merchandise Authorization
(RMA) number. When returning to the manufacturer, the RMA number
should be prominently displayed on the outside of the shipping carton, and
mailed prepaid or hand-carried. Shipping and handling charges will be applied for all orders that must be mailed when service is complete.
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damages incurred in shipping or from failure due to the alternation, misuse,
abuse or improper maintenance of products.
During the warranty period, contact your distributor first for any product
problems.
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Chapter 4: AMI BIOS
Chapter 4
AMIBIOS
4-1
Introduction
This chapter describes the AMIBIOS for the X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG. The
AMI ROM BIOS is stored in a Flash EEPROM and can be easily upgraded
using a floppy disk-based program. This chapter describes the basic navigation of the AMI BIOS Setup Utility setup screens.
Starting BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the AMI BIOS Setup Utility screens, hit the <Delete> key while the
system is booting-up.
(*Note: In most cases, the <Delete> key is used to invoke AMI BIOS setup
screen. There are a few cases when other keys are used, such as <F1>,
<F2>, and so on.)
Each main BIOS menu option is described in this user’s guide. The Main
BIOS setup menu screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all
the options that can be configured. “Grayed-out” options cannot be configured. Options in blue can be configured by the user. The right frame displays the key legend. Above the key legend is an area reserved for a text
message. When an option is selected in the left frame, it is highlighted in
white. Often a text message will accompany it.
(*Note: AMIBIOS has default text messages built in. Supermicro retains the
option to include, omit, or change any of these text messages.)
The AMI BIOS setup/utility uses a key-based navigation system called hot
keys. Most of AMI BIOS setup utility hot keys can be used at any time during
the setup navigation process. These keys include <F1>, <F10>, <Enter>,
<ESC>, <Arrow> keys, and so on.
(*Note: Options printed in Bold are default settings. )
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4-2 Main Setup
When you first enter AMI BIOS Setup Utility, you will enter the Main setup
screen. You can always return to the Main setup screen by selecting the
Main tab on the top of the screen. The Main BIOS Setup screen is shown
below.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
SecurityExit
Exit
Main Advanced Boot Security
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
System Overview
AMI BIOS
Version
: 08.00.10
Build Date: 08/06/04
ID
: 0ABDI007
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
Processor
Type
: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.40GHz
Speed
: 3400MHz
Count
: 2
System Memory
Size
: 1024MB
System Time
System Date
[10:52:21]
[Tue 10/12/2004]
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
VOZ-53 (C)Copyright 1985-2002, American Megatrends, Inc.
When you select the Main Setup, the following items will be automatically
displayed:
System Overview: The following BIOS information will be displayed:
AMI BIOS
Version
Built Date
ID
Processors
When you select this option, AMI BIOS will automatically display the
status of processors as shown in the screen below:
Processors
Type
Speed
Counts
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System Memory
This option allows AMI BIOS to display the status of memory installed in the
system.
System Time/System Date
Use this option to change the system time and date. Highlight System Time
or System Date using the <Arrow> keys. Enter new values through the
keyboard. Press the <Tab> key or the <Arrow> keys to move between
fields. The date must be entered in DAY/MM/DD/YY format. The time is
entered in HH:MM:SS format.( *Note: The time is in 24-hour format. For example, 5:30 A.M. appears as 05:30:00, and 5:30P.M. as 17:30:00.)
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4-3
Advanced Settings
The Advanced Settings screen and sub menus are listed below:
Main Advanced
Boot
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Exit
Advanced Settings
Warning: Setting wrong values in below
sections may cause system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
IDE Configuration
Floppy Configuration
PCI PnP Configuration
Super IO Configuration
Advanced Chipset Configuration
ACPI Configuration
Power Configuration
Event Log Configuration
MPS Configuration
PCI Express Configuration
Remote Access Configuration
USB Configuration
System Health Monitor
Configure CPU
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
VOZ-53 (C)Copyright 1985-2002, American Megatrends, Inc.
Warning
When you first enter the Advanced Setup screen, the Setup Warning will
be displayed. Please follow the instruction and set the correct value for
each item to prevent the system from malfunctioning.
X CPU Configuration Sub-Menu
Configure Advanced CPU Settings
This option allows the user to configure Advanced CPU settings for the
processor(s) installed in the system.
Ratio CMOS Setting
This option allows the user to set the ratio between the CPU Core Clock
and the FSB Frequency. (*Note: if an invalid ratio is entered, AMIBIOS will
restore the setting to the previous state.)
Max CPUID Value Limit
This feature allows the user to set the maximum CPU ID value. Enable this
function to boot legacy OS that cannot support processors with extended CPUID functions. The options are Enabled, and Disabled.
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Hardware Prefetcher
This feature allows the user to enable the Hardware Prefetcher function.
If "Disabled", the CPU will prefetch data at 64-bit per cache line. If
"Enabled", it will fetch data at 128-bit per cache line.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
This feature allows the user to enable the function of
Line Prefetch. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Adjacent Cache
Hyper-Threading Function
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the function of hyperthreading. Enabling hyper-threading results in increased CPU
performance.
Intel(R) Speed Step(tm) Tech
This setting allows you enable the function of Intel Speedstep Tech to
set the CPU speeds. The options are: Maximum Speed, Minimum speed,
Automatic (controlled by OS), and Disabled.
CPU Force PR#
If Enabled, the FORCEP# will function as an input pin. If disabled, the state
of FORCEPR# will be ignored by the CPU. The options are: Enabled and
Disabled.
VRM Protection Temperature
This setting allows you to set the VRM Protection Temperature The
options are: 720C, 88 0 C, 980C, and 108 0C.
Select TM2 VID
This setting allows you to set the TM2 VID value. Enter a number from
14 to 35 to select the desired voltage value (from 1.000V to 1.2625V.)
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X IDE Configuration Sub-Menu
When you select this Sub-menu, AMI BIOS automatically displays the following items:
IDE Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the IDE mode. The options are:
Disabled, P-ATA (Parallel ATA) only, S-ATA (Serial ATA) only, P-ATA &
S-ATA.
S-ATA Ports Definition
This feature allows the user to configure Serial ATA Ports. The
options are: P0-Master/P1-Slave, P0-Slave/P1-Master .
Combined Mode Operation
This feature allows the user to select the IDE Combined Mode. The
options are: P-ATA 1st Channel and S-ATA 1st Channel.
Primary IDE Master/Slave, Secondary IDE Master/Slave, Third
IDE Master/Slave, Fourth IDE Master/Slave Sub-Menu
From the Advanced Setup screen, press <Enter> to access this sub menu
for the primary, secondary, third and fourth IDE master and slave drives.
Use this screen to select options for the Primary and Secondary IDE drives.
Use the up and down <Arrow> keys to select an item. Use the <Plus> and
<Minus> keys to change the value of the selected option.
Type
Select the type of device connected to the system. The options are Not
Installed, Auto, CDROM and ARMD.
LBA/Large Mode
LBA (Logical Block Addressing) is a method of addressing data on a disk
drive. In the LBA mode, the maximum drive capacity is 137 GB. For drive
capacities over 137 GB, your system must be equipped with 48-bit LBA
mode addressing. If not, contact your manufacturer or install an ATA/133
IDE controller card that supports 48-bit LBA mode. The options are Disabled or Auto.
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Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
Block mode boosts IDE drive performance by increasing the amount of
data transferred. Only 512 bytes of data can be transferred per interrupt
if block mode is not used. Block mode allows transfers of up to 64 KB
per interrupt. Select "Disabled" to allow the data to be transferred from
and to the device one sector at a time. Select "Auto" to allows the data
transfer from and to the device occur multiple sectors at a time if the
device supports it. The options are Auto and Disabled.
PIO Mode
IDE PIO (Programmable I/O) mode programs timing cycles between the IDE
drive and the programmable IDE controller. As the PIO mode increases,
the cycle time decreases. The options are Auto, 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4. Select
Auto to allow AMI BIOS to auto detect the PIO mode. Use this value if the
IDE disk drive support cannot be determined. Select 0 to allow AMI BIOS
to use PIO mode 0. It has a data transfer rate of 3.3 MBs. Select 1 to
allow AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 1. It has a data transfer rate of 5.2 MBs.
Select 2 to allow AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 2. It has a data transfer rate
of 8.3 MBs. Select 3 to allow AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 3. It has a data
transfer rate of 11.1 MBs. Select 4 to allow AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 4.
It has a data transfer rate of 16.6 MBs. This setting generally works with
all hard disk drives manufactured after 1999. For other disk drives, such
as IDE CD-ROM drives, check the specifications of the drive.
S.M.A.R.T. For Hard disk drives
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) can help
predict impending drive failures. Select "Auto" to allow BIOS to auto
detect hard disk drive support. Select "Disabled" to prevent AMI BIOS
from using the S.M.A.R.T. Select "Enabled" to allow AMI BIOS to use the
S.M.A.R.T. to support hard drive disk. The options are Disabled, Enabled,
and Auto.
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32Bit Data Transfer
Select "Enabled" to activate the function of 32-Bit data transfer. Select
"Disabled" to deactivate the function. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Hard Disk Write Protect
Select Enabled to enable the function of Hard Disk Write Protect to prevent
data from being written to HDD. The options are Enabled or Disabled.
IDE Detect Time Out
This feature allows the user to set the time-out value for detecting ATA,
ATA PI devices installed in the system. The options are 0 (sec), 5, Mode 1.0,
15, 20, 25, 30, and 35.
ATA(PI) 80Pin Cable Detection
This feature allows AMI BIOS to auto-detect 80Pin ATA(PI) Cable.
options are:"Host & Device", "Host" and "Device."
The
X Floppy Configuration
This option allows the user to configure the settings for the Floppy Drives
installed in the system.
Floppy A
Move the cursor to these fields via up and down <arrow> keys to select
the floppy type. The options are Disabled, 360 KB 5 1/4", 1.2 MB 5 1/4",
720 KB 3½", 1.44 MB 3½”, and 2.88 MB 3½".
OnBoard Floppy Controller
Select "Enabled" to enable the Onboard Floppy Controller. The options are
"Disabled", and "Enabled."
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X PCI/PnP Configuration
This feature allows the user to set PCI/PnP configurations for the following
items:
Plug & Play OS
Select Yes to allow the OS to configure Plug & Play devices. (*This is not
required for system boot if you system has an OS that supports Plug &
Play.) Select No to allow AMIBIOS to configure all devices in the system.
PCI Latency Timer
This option sets the latency of all PCI devices on the PCI bus. The default
setting is "64." Select "32" to set the PCI latency to 32 PCI clock cycles.
Select "64" to set the PCI latency to 64 PCI clock cycles. Select "96" to set
the PCI latency to 96 PCI clock cycles. Select "128" to set the PCI latency to
128 PCI clock cycles. Select "160" to set the PCI latency to 160 PCI clock
cycles. Select "192" to set the PCI latency to 192 PCI clock cycles. Select
"224" to set the PCI latency to 224 PCI clock cycles. Select "248" to set the
PCI latency to 248 PCI clock cycles.
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Set this value to allow or restrict the system from giving the VGA adapter
card an interrupt address. The options are Yes and No.
Palette Snooping
Select Enabled to inform the PCI devices that an ISA graphics device is
installed in the system in order for the graphics card to function properly.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PCI IDE BusMaster
Set this value to allow or prevent the use of PCI IDE busmastering. Select
"Enabled" to allow AMI BIOS to use PCI busmaster for reading and writing to
IDE drives. The options are "Disabled" and "Enabled".
Offboard PCI/ISA IDE Card
This option allows the user to assign a PCI slot number to an Off-board PCI/
ISA IDE card in order for it to function properly. The options are: Auto, PCI
Slot1, PCI Slot2, PCI Slot3, PCI Slot4, PCI Slot5, and PCI Slot6.
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IRQ3/IRQ4/IRQ5/IRQ7/IRQ9/IRQ10/IRQ11/IRQ14/IRQ15
This feature specifies the availability of an IRQ to be used by a PCI, PnP
device. Select Reserved for the IRQ to be used by a Legacy ISA device.
The options are: Available, Reserved.
DMA Channel 0/Channel 1/Channel 3/Channel 5/ Channel 6/Channel 7
Select Available to indicate that a specific DMA channel is available to be
used by a PCI/PnP device. Select Reserved, if the DMA channel specified
is reserved for a Legacy ISA device.
Reserved Memory Size
This feature specifies the size of memory block to be reserved for Legacy
ISA devices. The options are: Disabled, 16K, 32K, 64K.
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X Super IO Configuration Sub-Menu
Serial Port1 Address
This option specifies the base I/O port address and Interrupt Request address of serial port 1. Select "Disabled" to prevent the serial port from
accessing any system resources. When this option is set to Disabled, the
serial port physically becomes unavailable. Select "3F8/IRQ4" to allow the
serial port to use 3F8 as its I/O port address and IRQ 4 for the interrupt
address. The options are Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3.
Serial Port2 Address
This option specifies the base I/O port address and Interrupt Request address of serial port 2. Select "Disabled" to prevent the serial port from
accessing any system resources. When this option is set to "Disabled", the
serial port physically becomes unavailable. Select "2F8/IRQ3" to allow the
serial port to use 2F8 as its I/O port address and IRQ 3 for the interrupt
address. The options are Disabled, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3.
Parallel Port Address
This option specifies the I/O address used by the parallel port. Select
Disabled to prevent the parallel port from accessing any system resources.
When the value of this option is set to Disabled, the printer port becomes
unavailable. Select 378 to allow the parallel port to use 378 as its I/O port
address. The majority of parallel ports on computer systems use IRQ7 and
I/O Port 378H as the standard setting. Select 278 to allow the parallel port to
use 278 as its I/O port address. Select 3BC to allow the parallel port to use
3BC as its I/O port address.
Parallel Port Mode
Specify the parallel port mode. The options are Normal, Bi-directional,
EPP and ECP.
Parellel Port IRQ
Select the IRQ (interrupt request) for the parallel port. The options
are IRQ5 and IRQ7.
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X Advanced Chipset Settings
This item allows the user to configure the Advanced Chipset settings for
the system.
XNorthBridge Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the settings for Intel Lindenhurst
NorthBridge chipset.
Memory Remap Feature
Select Enabled to allow remapping of overlapped PCI memory above the
total physical memory. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Memory Mirroring/Sparing
This feature allows the user to enable the function of Memory Mirroring
and Sparing if memory configuration supports this function The options
are Disabled and Sparing.
XSouthBridge Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the settings for Intel ICH
SouthBridge chipset.
CPU B.I.S.T. Enable
Select Enabled to enable the function of CPU Built In Self Test. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
ICH Delayed Transaction
Select Enabled to enable the function of ICH Delayed Transaction. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
ICH DCB
Select Enabled to enable the function of ICH DCB. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
Onboard AC97
Select Auto to allow the Onboard AC97 Audio to be automatically activated.
The options are Auto and Disabled.
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XIntel PCI-X Hub Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the settings for Intel PCI-X Hub
chipset.
PXH Channel A/Channel B Bus Frequency
This feature allows the user to set the maximum PCI bus speed to be programmed. The options are Auto, 33MHz PCI, 66MHz PCI, 66MHz PCI-X M1,
100MHz PCI-X M1, and 133MHz PCI-X M1. The default setting for PCI-X CHA
is 100MHz PCI-X M1. The default setting for PCI-X CHB is 133MHz PCI-X M1.
I/O Port decode
Select the decode range for IO.
code.
The options are 4K Decode and 1K De-
RAS Sticky Error Handling
Select the method for AMI BIOS to handle Sticky RAS Errors. The options
are Clear Errors and Leave Errors.
VGA 16-bit Decode
Select Enabled to enable the function of decoding of VGA for the devices
installed behind PHX. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PCI-X Slot5/Slot6 Option ROM
Select Enabled to enable the function of Option ROM for PCI-X Slot5/Slot6.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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X APCI Configuration
This item allows the user to enable or disable ACPI support for the operating
system.
ACPI Configuration
Use this feature to configure additional ACPI options. Select "Yes" if the
operating system supports ACPI. Select No if the operating system does not
support ACPI. The options are No and Yes.
ACPI 2.0 Features
Select Yes to allow RSDP pointers to point to the 64-bit Fixed System
Description Tables. Select No to deactivate this function. The options are
Yes and No.
ACPI APIC Support
Select Enabled to allow the ACPI APIC Table Pointer to be included in the
RSDP pointer list. The options are Enable, and Disabled.
AMI OEMB Table
Select Enabled to allow the OEMB Table Pointer to be included in the
R(x)SDT pointer lists. The options are Enabled, and Disabled".
Headless Mode
Select Enabled to activate the Headless Operation Mode through ACPI.
The options are Enabled, and Disabled.
XPower Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure PnP settings.
Restore on AC Power Loss
This setting allows you to choose how the system will react when
power returns after an unexpected loss of power. The options are Stay
Off, Power On and Last State.
Watch Dog Timer
This setting is used to enable or disabled the Watch Dog Timer function. It
must be used in conjunction with the WD jumper (see Chapter 2 for details).
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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XEvent Log Configuration
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to view the contents of the event log.
View Event Log
This feature allows the user to view all unread events.
Mark All Events as Read
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to mark the DMI events as read.
Clear Event Log
This setting will clear all event logs when set to "OK". The options are
"OK" and "Cancel".
ECC Event Logging
This setting allows you to enable or disable ECC Event logging. The options
are Enabled or Disabled.
Hub Interface Event Logging
This setting allows you to enable or disable Hub Interface Event logging.
The options are Enabled or Disabled.
System Bus Event Logging
This setting allows you to enable or disable System Bus Error Event logging.
The options are Enabled or Disabled.
Memory Buffer Event Logging
This setting allows you to enable or disable Memory Buffer Event logging.
The options are Enabled or Disabled.
PCI/PCI Express Error Logging
This setting allows you to enable or disable PCI or PCI Express Error logging.
The options are Enabled or Disabled.
XMPS Configuration
This section allows the user to configure the multiprocessors table.
MPS Revision
This feature allows the user to select MPS Revision. Please follow the
instructions given on the screen to select the MPS Revision Number. The
options are 1.1 and 1.4.
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XPCI Express Configuration
This section allows the user to configure PCI Express slots.
Active State Power Management
Select Enabled to activate the function of power management for signal
transactions between PCI Express L0 and L1 Link. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
I/O Expander Mode
This feature allows the user to set the IO Expand Mode for Hot Plug support. The options are PCA9555, Two PCA9554, One PCA9554 (Low), One
PCA9554 (High), Two PCA9554A, One PCA9554A (Low), and Two
PCA9554.
PCI Express Port2 (PXH)
This feature allows the user to configure the PCI Express slot. The options
are Auto, Enabled, and Disabled.
PCI Express Port3 (Slot 4)
This feature allows the user to configure the PCI Express slot. The options
are Auto, Enabled, and Disabled.
PCI Express Compliance Mode
Select Enabled to enable MCH to activate PCI Express Compliance Mode.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Spread Spectrum
Select Enabled to enable Spread Spectrum. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
XRemote Access Configuration
You can use this screen to select options for the Remote Access Configuration. Use the up and down <Arrow> keys to select an item. Use the
<Plus> and <Minus> keys to change the value of the selected option.
Remote Access
This feature allows the user to disable the function of Remote Access. If
Disabled is not select, then you can select a Remote Access type. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
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XUSB Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure USB settings
USB Function
This feature allows you to enable 2 USB Ports or 4 USB Ports. The
options are Disabled, 2 USB Ports, and 4 USB Ports.
Legacy USB Support
Select "Enabled" to enable the support for USB Legacy. Disable legacy
support if there are no USB devices installed in the system. The options
are Disabled, Enabled and Auto.
USB 2.0 Controller
This setting allows you to enable or disable USB 2.0 Controller. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
This setting allows you to configure USB 2.0 Controller Mode. The options
are Hi-Speed (480 Mbps) and Full Speed-(12Mbps).
XSystem Health Monitor
This feature allows AMI BIOS to automatically display the status of the
following items:
System Health Function
Select "Enabled" to enable the function of Hardware Health Monitoring
Device. The Options are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
CPU Temperature
The feature allows the user to set the CPU temperature threshold. The
options range from 65 oC to 90 oC. The default setting is "78 o C.
If System Health Function is enabled, BIOS will automatically display the
status of the following items:
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CPU1 Temperature, CPU2 Temperature, System Temperature
AMI BIOS will automatically display the following information:
CPU1 VCORE/CPU2 VCORE (*for 2U systems),
3.3V Vcc(V), +5 Vin, 12V Vcc(V), -12V Vcc (V), DRAM VTT, 1.2V Vcc, 2.5V for DIMM,
1.5V Standby Power, 5V Standby, 3.3V Standby.
Fan Speed Control Modules:
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds
of the onboard fans. If the option is set to "3-pin fan", the fan speed is
controlled based upon the CPU die temperature. When the CPU die temperature is higher, the fan speed will be higher as well. If the option is set to "4pin", the fan speed will be controlled by the Thermal Management Settings
pre-configured by the user at this feature. Select "3-pin" if your chassis
came with 3-pin fan headers. Select "4-pin" if your chassis came with 4-pin
fan headers. Select "Workstation" if your system is used as a Workstation.
Select "Server" if your system is used as a Server. Select "Disable" to
disable the fan speed control function to allow the onboard fans to run at
the full speed (12V) at all time. The Options are: 1. Disable, 2. 3-pin
(Server), 3. 3-pin (Workstation), 4. 4-pin (Server), 5. 4-pin (Workstation).
Fan1 Speed to Fan6 Speed
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Boot Settings
This feature allows the user to
Main
Advanced
configure the
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Exit
Boot Security
Boot Settings
.
following items:
Configure settings
during System Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Device Priority
Removable Drives
CD/DVD Drives
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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X BIOS Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
If Enabled, this option will skip certain tests during POST to reduce the time
needed for the system to boot up. The options are Enabled, and Disabled.
Quiet Boot
Set this value to allow the boot up screen options to be modified between
POST messages or OEM logo. The default setting is Enabled. Select Disabled to allow the computer system to display the POST messages. Select
Enabled to allow the computer system to display the OEM logo.
Add-On ROM Display Mode
Set this option to display add-on ROM (read-only memory) messages. The
default setting is Force BIOS. Select "Force BIOS" to allow the computer
system to force a third party BIOS to display during system boot. Select
"Keep Current" to allow the computer system to display the BIOS information during system boot. The options are Force BIOS and Keep Current.
Boot up Num-Lock
Set this value to allow the Number Lock setting to be modified during boot
up. The default setting is On. The options are On and Off.
PS/2 Mouse Support
Set this value to allow the PS/2 mouse support to be modified. The options
are Auto, Enabled and Disabled.
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error
Select Enable to activate the function of Wait for F1 if Error. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Select Enabled to display Setup Message when the user hits the DEL key.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Interrupt 19 Capture
Select Enabled to allow ROMs to trap Interrupt 19. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
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XBoot Device Priority
This feature allows the user to specify the sequence of priority for the Boot
Device.
The settings are "1st Floppy Drive", "CD ROM", "ATAPI CDROM", and "Disabled." The default settings are:
· 1st boot device – Floppy Drive
· 2nd boot device – S1 MPI Boot Support
· 3rd boot device – SATA0-#0 Mirror
· 4th boot device – IBA GE Slot 0508V
· 5th boot device – IBA GE Slot 0510V
XHard Disk Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the Boot sequence from available
Hard Drives.
1st Drive/2nd Drive/3rd Drive
Specify the boot sequence for 1st Hard Drive, 2nd Hard Drive, and 3rd
Hard Drive. The options are HDD and Disabled.
XRemovable Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the Boot sequence from available
Removable Drives.
1st Drive
Specify the boot sequence for 1st Removable Drive. The Options are 1st
Floppy Drive and Disabled.
XCD/DVD Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the boot sequence from available
CDROM Drives.
1st Drive
Specify the boot sequence for 1st Hard Drive. The options are CD ROM
and Disabled.
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Security Settings
AMI BIOS provides a Supervisor and a User password. If you use both
passwords, the Supervisor password must be set first.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main Advanced Boot Security Exit
Security Settings
Supervisor Password:
User Password:
Not Installed
Not Installed
Install or Change
the Password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Change Supervisor Password
Select this option and press <Enter> to access the sub menu, and then,
type in the password.
Change User Password
Select this option and press <Enter> to access the sub menu, and then,
type in the password.
Clear User Password
Select this option and press <Enter> to access the sub menu. You can use
the sub menu to clear the user password.
Boot Sector Virus Protection
This option is near the bottom of the Security Setup screen. Select "Disabled" to deactivate the Boot Sector Virus Protection. Select "Enabled" to
enable boot sector protection. When "Enabled", AMI BOIS displays a warning when any program (or virus) issues a Disk Format command or attempts
to write to the boot sector of the hard disk drive. The options are "Enabled"
and "Disabled".
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Exit Options
Select the Exit tab from AMI BIOS Setup Utility screen to enter the Exit BIOS
Setup screen.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main Advanced
Boot Security
Exit
Exit System Setup
after saving the
changes.
Exit Options
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
F10 key can be used
for this operation
Load Optimal Defaults
Load Failsafe Defaults
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Saving
Changes
and Exit
VOZ-53
(C)Copyright
1985-2002, American Megatrends, Inc.
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this
option to leave BIOS Setup and reboot the computer, so the new system
configuration parameters can take effect. Select Save Changes and Exit
from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Discarding Changes and Exit
Select this option to quit BIOS Setup without making any permanent changes
to the system configuration and reboot the computer. Select Discard
Changes and Exit from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Discarding Changes
Select this option and press <Enter> to discard all the changes and return to
AMI BIOS Utility Program.
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Load Optimal Defaults
To set this feature, select Load Optimal Defaults from the Exit menu and
press <Enter>. Then, Select "OK" to allow BIOS to automatically load Optimal
Defaults to BIOS Settings. The Optimal settings are designed for maximum
system performance, but may not work best for all computer applications.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
To set this feature, select Load Fail-Safe Defaults from the Exit menu and
press <Enter>. The Fail-Safe settings are designed for maximum system
stability, but not maximum performance.
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Appendix A: AMIBIOS Error Beep Codes
Appendix A
BIOS Error Beep Codes
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed
each time the system is powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to
continue the boot-up process. The error messages normally appear on
the screen.
Fatal errors are those which will not allow the system to continue the
boot-up procedure. If a fatal error occurs, you should consult with your
system manufacturer for possible repairs.
These fatal errors are usually communicated through a series of audible
beeps. The numbers on the fatal error list, on the following page,
correspond to the number of beeps for the corresponding error. All
errors listed, with the exception of Beep Code 8, are fatal errors.
POST codes may be read on the debug LEDs located beside the LAN port
on the motherboard backplane. See the description of the Debug LEDs
(LED1 and LED2) in Section 2-6.
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AMIBIOS Error Beep Codes
Beep Code
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Circuits have been reset.
(Ready to power up.)
5 short, 1 long
Memory error
No memory detected in
system
8 beeps
Display memory read/write error
Video adapter missing or
with faulty memory
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DS7/DS8 LED Post Codes
LED Indicators
Description/Message
DS7
On
On
Off
Off
PWR On
SPD Read OK
Memory Size-OK
Starting Bus Initialization
DS8
On
Off
On
Off
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Appendix B
BIOS POST Checkpoint Codes
When AMIBIOS performs the Power On Self Test, it writes checkpoint codes to I/O
port 0080h. If the computer cannot complete the boot process, diagnostic equipment
can be attached to the computer to read I/O port 0080h.
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Uncompressed Initialization Codes
The uncompressed initialization checkpoint codes are listed in order of execution:
Checkpoint
D0h
D1h
D3h
D4h
D5h
D6h
Code Description
The NMI is disabled. Power on delay is starting. Next, the initialization
code checksum will be verified.
Initializing the DMA controller, performing the keyboard controller
BAT test, starting memory refresh, and entering 4 GB flat mode next.
Starting memory sizing next.
Returning to real mode. Executing any OEM patches and setting the
Stack next.
Passing control to the uncompressed code in shadow RAM at
E000:0000h. The initialization code is copied to segment 0 and control
will be transferred to segment 0.
Control is in segment 0. Next, checking if <Ctrl> <Home> was pressed
and verifying the system BIOS checksum. If either <Ctrl> <Home>
was pressed or the system BIOS checksum is bad, next will go to
checkpoint code E0h. Otherwise, going to checkpoint code D7h.
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Bootblock Recovery Codes
The bootblock recovery checkpoint codes are listed in order of execution:
Checkpoint
E0h
E1h
E2h
E6h
Edh
Eeh
Efh
F0h
F1h
F2h
F3h
F4h
F5h
FBh
FCh
FDh
FFh
B-3
Code Description
The onboard floppy controller if available is initialized. Next,
beginning the base 512 KB memory test.
Initializing the interrupt vector table next.
Initializing the DMA and Interrupt controllers next.
Enabling the floppy drive controller and Timer IRQs. Enabling internal
cache memory.
Initializing the floppy drive.
Looking for a floppy diskette in drive A:. Reading the first sector of
the diskette.
A read error occurred while reading the floppy drive in drive A:.
Next, searching for the AMIBOOT.ROM file in the root directory.
The AMIBOOT.ROM file is not in the root directory.
Next, reading and analyzing the floppy diskette FAT to find the
clusters occupied by the AMIBOOT.ROM file.
Next, reading the AMIBOOT.ROM file, cluster by cluster.
The AMIBOOT.ROM file is not the correct size.
Next, disabling internal cache memory.
Next, detecting the type of flash ROM.
Next, erasing the flash ROM.
Next, programming the flash ROM.
Flash ROM programming was successful. Next, restarting the
system BIOS.
Uncompressed Initialization Codes
The following runtime checkpoint codes are listed in order of execution.
These codes are uncompressed in F0000h shadow RAM.
Checkpoint
03h
05h
06h
07h
08h
0Ah
0Bh
Code Description
The NMI is disabled. Next, checking for a soft reset or a power on
condition.
The BIOS stack has been built. Next, disabling cache memory.
Uncompressing the POST code next.
Next, initializing the CPU and the CPU data area.
The CMOS checksum calculation is done next.
The CMOS checksum calculation is done. Initializing the CMOS status
register for date and time next.
The CMOS status register is initialized. Next, performing any required
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0Ch
0Eh
0Fh
10h
11h
12h
13h
14h
19h
1Ah
2Bh
2Ch
2Dh
23h
24h
initialization before the keyboard BAT command is issued.
The keyboard controller input buffer is free. Next, issuing the BAT
command to the keyboard controller.
The keyboard controller BAT command result has been verified.
Next, performing any necessary initialization after the keyboard
controller BAT command test.
The initialization after the keyboard controller BAT command test is
done. The keyboard command byte is written next.
The keyboard controller command byte is written. Next, issuing the
Pin 23 and 24 blocking and unblocking command.
Next, checking if <End or <Ins> keys were pressed during power on.
Initializing CMOS RAM if the Initialize CMOS RAM in every boot
AMIBIOS POST option was set in AMIBCP or the <End> key was
pressed.
Next, disabling DMA controllers 1 and 2 and interrupt controllers 1 and
2.
The video display has been disabled. Port B has been initialized. Next,
initializing the chipset.
The 8254 timer test will begin next.
The 8254 timer test is over. Starting the memory refresh test next.
The memory refresh line is toggling. Checking the 15 second on/off
time next.
Passing control to the video ROM to perform any required configuration before the video ROM test.
All necessary processing before passing control to the video ROM
is done. Looking for the video ROM next and passing control to it.
The video ROM has returned control to BIOS POST. Performing any
required processing after the video ROM had control.
Reading the 8042 input port and disabling the MEGAKEY Green
PC feature next. Making the BIOS code segment writable and
performing any necessary configuration before initializing the
interrupt vectors.
The configuration required before interrupt vector initialization
has completed. Interrupt vector initialization is about to begin.
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Checkpoint
25h
27h
28h
2Ah
2Eh
2Fh
30h
31h
32h
34h
37h
38h
39h
3Ah
3Bh
40h
42h
43h
44h
45h
46h
47h
Code Description
Interrupt vector initialization is done. Clearing the password if the
POST DIAG switch is on.
Any initialization before setting video mode will be done next.
Initialization before setting the video mode is complete. Configuring
the monochrome mode and color mode settings next.
Bus initialization system, static, output devices will be done next, if
present. See the last page for additional information.
Completed post-video ROM test processing. If the EGA/VGA
controller is not found, performing the display memory read/write
test next.
The EGA/VGA controller was not found. The display memory read/
write test is about to begin.
The display memory read/write test passed. Look for retrace
checking next.
The display memory read/write test or retrace checking failed.
Performing the alternate display memory read/write test next.
The alternate display memory read/write test passed. Looking for
alternate display retrace checking next.
Video display checking is over. Setting the display mode next.
The display mode is set. Displaying the power on message next.
Initializing the bus input, IPL, general devices next, if present. See the
last page of this chapter for additional information.
Displaying bus initialization error messages. See the last page of this
chapter for additional information.
The new cursor position has been read and saved. Displaying the
Hit <DEL> message next.
The Hit <DEL> message is displayed. The protected mode memory
test is about to start.
Preparing the descriptor tables next.
The descriptor tables are prepared. Entering protected mode for the
memory test next.
Entered protected mode. Enabling interrupts for diagnostics mode
next.
Interrupts enabled if the diagnostics switch is on. Initializing data to
check memory wraparound at 0:0 next.
Data initialized. Checking for memory wraparound at 0:0 and finding
the total system memory size next.
The memory wraparound test is done. Memory size calculation has
been done. Writing patterns to test memory next.
The memory pattern has been written to extended memory. Writing
patterns to the base 640 KB memory next.
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Checkpoint
48h
Code Description
Patterns written in base memory. Determining the amount of memory
below 1 MB next.
49h
The amount of memory below 1 MB has been found and verified.
Determining the amount of memory above 1 MB memory next.
The amount of memory above 1 MB has been found and verified.
Checking for a soft reset and clearing the memory below 1 MB for
the soft reset next. If this is a power on situation, going to checkpoint
4Eh next.
The memory below 1 MB has been cleared via a soft reset. Clearing
the memory above 1 MB next.
The memory above 1 MB has been cleared via a soft reset. Saving
the memory size next. Going to checkpoint 52h next.
The memory test started, but not as the result of a soft reset.
Displaying the first 64 KB memory size next.
The memory size display has started. The display is updated during
the memory test. Performing the sequential and random memory test
next.
The memory below 1 MB has been tested and initialized. Adjusting
the displayed memory size for relocation and shadowing next.
The memory size display was adjusted for relocation and shadowing.
Testing the memory above 1 MB next.
The memory above 1 MB has been tested and initialized. Saving
the memory size information next.
The memory size information and the CPU registers are saved.
Entering real mode next.
Shutdown was successful. The CPU is in real mode. Disabling the
Gate A20 line, parity, and the NMI next.
The A20 address line, parity, and the NMI are disabled. Adjusting
the memory size depending on relocation and shadowing next.
The memory size was adjusted for relocation and shadowing.
Clearing the Hit <DEL> message next.
The Hit <DEL> message is cleared. The <WAIT...> message is
displayed. Starting the DMA and interrupt controller test next.
4Bh
4Ch
4Dh
4Eh
4Fh
50h
51h
52h
53h
54h
57h
58h
59h
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Checkpoint
60h
62h
65h
66h
67h
7Fh
80h
81h
82h
83h
84h
85h
86h
87h
88h
89h
8Bh
8Ch
8Dh
8Fh
91h
Code Description
The DMA page register test passed. Performing the DMA Controller
1 base register test next.
The DMA controller 1 base register test passed. Performing the DMA
controller 2 base register test next.
The DMA controller 2 base register test passed. Programming DMA
controllers 1 and 2 next.
Completed programming DMA controllers 1 and 2. Initializing the 8259
interrupt controller next.
Completed 8259 interrupt controller initialization.
Extended NMI source enabling is in progress.
The keyboard test has started. Clearing the output buffer and
checking for stuck keys. Issuing the keyboard reset command next.
A keyboard reset error or stuck key was found. Issuing the keyboard
controller interface test command next.
The keyboard controller interface test completed. Writing the command byte and initializing the circular buffer next.
The command byte was written and global data initialization has
completed. Checking for a locked key next.
Locked key checking is over. Checking for a memory size mismatch
with CMOS RAM data next.
The memory size check is done. Displaying a soft error and checking
for a password or bypassing WINBIOS Setup next.
The password was checked. Performing any required programming
before WINBIOS Setup next.
The programming before WINBIOS Setup has completed.
Uncompressing the WINBIOS Setup code and executing the
AMIBIOS Setup or WINBIOS Setup utility next.
Returned from WINBIOS Setup and cleared the screen. Performing
any necessary programming after WINBIOS Setup next.
The programming after WINBIOS Setup has completed. Displaying the
power on screen message next.
The first screen message has been displayed. The <WAIT...>
message is displayed. Performing the PS/2 mouse check and
extended BIOS data area allocation check next.
Programming the WINBIOS Setup options next.
The WINBIOS Setup options are programmed. Resetting the hard disk
controller next.
The hard disk controller has been reset. Configuring the floppy drive
controller next.
The floppy drive controller has been configured. Configuring the hard
disk drive controller next.
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Checkpoint
95h
Code Description
Initializing the bus option ROMs from C800 next. See the last page of
this chapter for additional information.
96h
97h
Initializing before passing control to the adaptor ROM at C800.
Initialization before the C800 adaptor ROM gains control has completed. The adaptor ROM check is next.
The adaptor ROM had control and has now returned control to BIOS
POST. Performing any required processing after the option ROM
returned control.
Any initialization required after the option ROM test has completed.
Configuring the timer data area and printer base address next.
Set the timer and printer base addresses. Setting the RS-232 base
address next.
Returned after setting the RS-232 base address. Performing any
required initialization before the Coprocessor test next.
Required initialization before the Coprocessor test is over. Initializing
the Coprocessor next.
Coprocessor initialized. Performing any required initialization after
the Coprocessor test next.
Initialization after the Coprocessor test is complete. Checking the
extended keyboard, keyboard ID, and Num Lock key next. Issuing the
keyboard ID command next.
Displaying any soft errors next.
The soft error display has completed. Setting the keyboard typematic
rate next.
The keyboard typematic rate is set. Programming the memory wait
states next.
Memory wait state programming is over. Clearing the screen and
enabling parity and the NMI next.
NMI and parity enabled. Performing any initialization required before
passing control to the adaptor ROM at E000 next.
Initialization before passing control to the adaptor ROM at E000h
completed. Passing control to the adaptor ROM at E000h next.
Returned from adaptor ROM at E000h control. Performing any
initialization required after the E000 option ROM had control next.
Initialization after E000 option ROM control has completed. Displaying
the system configuration next.
Uncompressing the DMI data and executing DMI POST initialization
next.
The system configuration is displayed.
Copying any code to specific areas.
Code copying to specific areas is done. Passing control to INT 19h
boot loader next.
98h
99h
9Ah
9Bh
9Ch
9Dh
9Eh
A2h
A3h
A4h
A5h
A7h
A8h
A9h
Aah
Abh
B0h
B1h
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Appendix C
Installing Software Drivers and Windows
Operating System
After all the hardware has been installed, you must first configure the
Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA RAID Driver before you install the Windows
operating system. The necessary drivers are all included on the Supermicro
bootable CDs that came packaged with your motherboard. (*The following
section provides information on Adaptec's SATA RAID Driver based on the
Intel 6300 ESB Controller. For LSI's SCSI HostRAID, please refer to the
CDs that came with your motherboard.)
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RAID Controller Driver
Serial ATA (SATA)
Serial ATA(SATA) is a physical storage interface. It uses a single cable with
a minimum of four wires to create a point-to-point connection between
devices. It is a serial link which supports SATA Transfer rates from
150MBps. Because the serial cables used in SATA are thinner than the
traditional cables used in Parallel ATA(PATA), SATA systems have better
airflow and can be installed in smaller chassis than Parallel ATA. In addition,
the cables used in PATA can only extend to 40cm long, while Serial ATA
cables can extend up to one meter. Overall, Serial ATA provides better
functionality than Parallel ATA.
Introduction to the Intel 6300 ESB I/O Controller Hub
Located in the South Bridge of the Intel E7320 (Lindenhurst VS)Chipset, the
6300 ESB I/O Controller Hub provides the I/O subsystem with access to the
rest of the system. It supports 2-channel Ultra ATA/100 Bus Master IDE controller (PATA) and two Serial ATA (SATA) Host Controllers, which support up
to two Serial ATA ports and up to two RAID drives. The
6300 ESB I/O
Controller Hub supports the following Parallel ATA (PATA) and Serial (SATA)
device configurations:
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To configure SATA RAID for Operating Systems that support RAID
functions(--Windows, Red Hat & SuSe, Linux)
1. Select "Advanced Setting" from the AMI BIOS menu.
2. Select the IDE Configuration menu.
3. Change the IDE Configuration to "P-ATA Only."
4. Under the item-"Configure S-ATA as RAID", select "Yes".
5. Tap the <Esc> key and scroll down to "Exit". Select "Save and Exit"
from the "Exit" menu. Press the <Enter> key to save the changes and exit
the BIOS.
6. Once you've exited the BIOS Utility, the system will re-boot.
7. During the system startup, press the <Ctrl> and the <A> keys simultaneously to run the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility when prompted by
the following message:
Press <Ctrl><A> for Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility
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The Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA with HostRAID Controller Driver
Adaptec's Embedded Serial ATA RAID with HostRAID controller adds RAID
functionality to the Serial ATA I/O controller by supporting RAID 0
(Striping) or RAID 1 (Mirroring) to enhance the industry's pioneer PCI-to-e
host controller products. RAID striping (RAID 0) can greatly improve hard
disk I/O performance because of its capability in striping data across
multiple drives. RAID mirroring (RAID 1) allows the data to be simultaneously written to two drives, so critical data is always available even if
a single hard disk fails. Due to the built-in functionality, the X6DVA-4G/
X6DVA-EG is specially designed to keep pace with the increasing
performance demands of computer systems by improving disk I/O
throughput and providing data accessibility regardless of a single disk
failure. By incorporating the Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA into the
motherboard design, Supermicro's X6DVA-4G/X6DVA-EG offers the user
with the benefits of SATARAID without the high costs associated with
hardware RAID applications.
(*Note: For Adaptec's RAID Driver Installation Instructions, please refer to
the Adaptec RAID Controller User's Guide: "Emb_SA_RAID_UG.pdf" in the
CD that came with this motherboard. You can also download a copy of
Adaptec's User's Guide from our web site at www.supermicro.com.)
Using the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility (ARC)
The Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility is an embedded BIOS Utility,
including:
*Array Configuration Utility: Use this utility when you want to create,
configure and manage arrays.
* Disk Utilities: Use this option to format or verify disks.
To run the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility, you will need to enable the
RAID function in the system BIOS (refer to Chapter 4 for System BIOS
Configurations), and then, press the <Ctrl> and <A> keys simultaneously
when prompted to do so during the system startup. (Refer to the previous page for detailed instructions.)
(*Note: To select an option, use the arrow keys to highlight the item and
then press the <Enter> key to select it. To return to the previous menu,
press the <ESC> key.)
A. Using the Array Configuration Utility (ACU)
The Array Configuration Utility (ACU) enables you to create, manage, and
delete arrays from the controller’s BIOS, add and delete spare drives, and
initialize drives. During the system startup, press <Ctrl> and <A> key
simultaneously, and the main menu will appear.
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Managing Arrays
Select this option to view array properties, and delete arrays. The
following sections describe the operations Of "Managing Arrays".
To select this option, use the arrow keys and the <enter> key to select
"Managing Arrays" from the main menu (as shown above).
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Viewing Array Properties
To view the properties of an existing array:
1. At the BIOS prompt, press Ctrl+A.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility (ACU).
3. From the ACU menu, select Manage Arrays (as shown on the
previous screen.)
4. From the List of Arrays dialog box, select the array you want to view
and press Enter.
The Array Properties dialog box appears, showing detailed
information on the array. The physical disks associated with the array are
displayed here.
5. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
Deleting Arrays
*Warning: Back up the data on an array before you delete it to prevent
the loss of data. Deleted arrays cannot be restored.
To delete an existing array:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access
the ARC utility.
2. From the ARC main menu, select Array Configuration Utility
(ACU).
3. From the ACU menu, select Manage Arrays.
4. Select the array you wish to delete and press Delete.
5. In the Array Properties dialog box, select Delete and press
Enter. The following prompt is displayed:
*Warning!! Deleting the array will render array unusable. Do you
want to delete the array?(Yes/No):
RAID 1 only—the following prompt is also displayed:
Deleting the partition will result in data loss! Do you also want to
delete the partition? (Yes/No):
6. Press Yes to delete the array or partition or No to return to the
previous menu.
7. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
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Creating Arrays
Before creating arrays, make sure the disks for the array are
connected and installed in your system. Note that disks with no
usable space, or disks that are un-initialized are shown in gray and
cannot be used. See Initializing Disk Drives.
To create an array:
1 Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to
access the ARC utility.
2 From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility Main Menu
(ACU) (as shown on the first screen on page C-5).
3 From the ACU menu, select Create Array.
4 Select the disks for the new array and press Insert (as the screen
shown below).
(*Note: To deselect any disk, highlight the disk and press Delete.)
5 Press Enter when both disks for the new array are selected. The
Array Properties menu displays (as the screen shown on the next page).
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Assigning Array Properties
Once you've create a new array, you are ready to assign the properties
to the array.
*Caution: Once the array is created and its properties are assigned,
you cannot change the array properties using the ACU. You will need to
use the Adaptec Storage Manager - Browser Edition. (Refer to Adaptec's
User's Guide in the enclosed CD.)
To assign properties to the new array:
1. In the Array Properties menu (as shown in the following screen),
select an array type and press Enter.
Note that only the available array types: RAID 0, and RAID1, are displayed on the screen. (*RAID 0 or RAID 1 requires two drives.)
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2. Under the item "Arrays Label", type in an label and press Enter.
(*Note: The label shall not be more than 15 characters.)
3. For RAID 0, select the desired stripe size. (*Note: Available stripe sizes
are 16, 32, and 64 KB-default. It is recommended that you do not change
the default setting.)
4. The item: "Create RAID via" allows you to select between the
different creating methods for RAID 0 and RAID 1.
The following table gives examples of when each is appropriate.
Raid Level
RAID 0
RAID 0
RAID 1
Create Via
No Init
Migrate
(*Note)
Build1
RAID 1
Clear
RAID 1
Quick
RAID 1
Init
When Appropriate
Creating a RAID 0 on new drives
Creating a RAID 0 from one new drive and
one drive with data you wish to preserve
Any time you wish to create a RAID 1, but especially if
you have data on one drive that you wish to preserve
Creating a RAID 1 on new drives, or when you want to
ensure that the array contains no data after creation.
Fastest way to create a RAID 1.
Appropriate when using new drives
(*Note: If you select Migrate for RAID 0, or Build for RAID 1, you will be
asked to select the source drive. The contents of the source drive will be
preserved. However, the data on the new drive will be lost.)
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5. When you are finished, press Done (as the screen shown below).
Notes:
1. Before adding a new drive to an array, back up any data contained on
the new drive. Otherwise, all data will be lost.
2. If you stop the Build or Clear process on a RAID 1 from ACU, you can
restart it by pressing Ctrl+R.
3. A RAID 1 created using the Quick Init option may return some data miscompares if you later run a consistency check. This is normal and is not
a cause for concern.
4. The ACU allows you to use drives of different sizes in a
RAID . However, during a build operation, only the smaller drive can be
selected as the source or first drive.
5. When migrating from single volume to RAID 0, migrating from a larger
drive to a smaller drive is allowed. However, the destination drive must
be at least half the capacity of the source drive.
6. Adaptec does not recommend that you migrate or build an array on
Windows dynamic disks (volumes), as it will result in data loss.
Warning: Do not interrupt the creation of a RAID 0 using the Migrate
option. If you do, you will not be able to restart, or to recover the data
that was on the source drive.
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Adding a Bootable Array
To make an array bootable:
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the List of Arrays, select the array you want to make
bootable, and press Ctrl+B.
3. Enter Y to create a bootable array when the following message is
displayed: "This will make all other existing bootable array non-bootable. Do
you want to make this array bootable? (Yes/No):" Then, a bootable array
will be created. An asterisk will appear next to the bootable array (as
shown in the picture below:)
Deleting a Bootable Array
To delete a bootable array:
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the List of Arrays, select the bootable array (*) you want to delete,
and press Ctrl+B. (* a bootable array is the array marked with an asterisk
(as shown in the picture above.)
3. Enter Y to delete a bootable array when the following message is
displayed: "The array is already marked bootable. Do you want to make this
array as not bootable? (Yes/No):" Then, the bootable array will be deleted
and the asterisk will disappear.
(*Note: do not use the delete key to delete the bootable array.)
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Adding/Deleting
Hotspares
(*Note: In order to rebuild a RAID (RAID 0 or RAID 1), you would need to
add a new HDD as a hotspare.)
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A as prompted to access the ARC
Utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility (ACU).
3. From the ACU menu, select Add/Delete Hotspares.
4. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight and select the disk you
want to designate as a hotspare, and press <Insert>, and then, press
<Enter>.
5. Press yes when the following prompt is displayed:
"Do you want to create spare?" (Yes/No?)
The spare you have selected will appear in the Select Drive Menu.
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Initializing Disk Drives
If an installed disk does not appear in the disk selection list for
creating a new array, or if it appears grayed out, you may have to
initialize it before you can use it as part of an array. Drives attached
to the controller must be initialized before they can be used in an
array.
Caution: Initializing a disk overwrites the partition table on the
disk and makes any data on the disk inaccessible. If the drive
is used in an array, you may not be able to use the array again.
Do not initialize a disk that is part of a boot array. To
determine which disks are associated with a particular array,
please refer to Viewing Array Properties.
To initialize drives:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to
access the ARC utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility (ACU) (as
shown in the screen below).
3. Select Initialize Drives (as shown in the screen below).
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4. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight the disk you wish
to initialize and press Insert (as shown in the screen below).
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5. Repeat Step 4 so that both drives to be initialized are selected (as
shown in the screen below).
6. Press Enter.
7. Read the warning message as shown in the screen.
8. Make sure that you have selected the correct disk drives to initialize.
If correct, type Y to continue.
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Rebuilding Arrays
*Note 1: Rebuilding applies to Fault Tolerant array (RAID 1) only.
If an array Build process (or initialization) is interrupted or critical with
one member missing, you must perform a Rebuild to optimized its functionality. For a critical array Rebuild operation, the optimal drive is the source
drive.
*Note 2: If no spare array exists and a hard disk drive fails, you need to
create a spare before you can rebuild an array.
To Rebuild an array:
1 From the Main Menu, select Manage Arrays (as shown in the screen
below). From the List of Arrays, select the array you want to Rebuild.
2 Press Ctrl+R to Rebuild.
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Using the Disk Utilities
The Disk Utilities enable you to format or verify the media of your Serial
ATA hard disks.
To access the disk utilities:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access
the ARC utility (as shown in the screen below.)
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2. From the ARC menu, select Disk Utilities as shown in the screen
below.
3 Select the desired disk and press Enter (as shown in the screen
below.)
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You can choose from the following
options:
1. Format Disk—Simulates a low-level format of the hard drive by
writing zeros to the entire disk. Serial ATA drives are low-level formatted
at the factory and do not need to be low-level formatted again.
(*Caution: Formatting destroys all data on the drive. Be
sure to back up your data before performing this operation.)
2. Verify Disk Media—Scans the media of a disk drive for
defects.
To Exit Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility
1. Once you have completed RAID array configurations, press ESC to
exit. The following screen will appear.
2. Press Yes to exit the Utility.
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C-2 Installing Intel's 6300 ESB Driver by Adaptec
and the OS
a. Insert Supermicro's bootable CD that came with the package into the
CD Drive during the system reboot, and the screen:"Super Micro Driver
Diskette Maker" will appear.
b. Choose from the list the item: "Intel 6300 ESB Driver by 3rd Party
(Adaptec)" and press <ENTER>.
c. From the next screen displayed, choose the OS driver you want to
install and press <Enter>.
d. Insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and press <Enter> as
prompted.
e. Exit the program after the process is completed. Then, reboot the
system.
f. Insert Microsoft Windows OS Setup CD in the CD Driver, and the
system will start to boot up from CD.
g. Press the <F6> key when the message-"Press F6 if you need to install
a third party SCSI or RAID driver" displays.
h. When the Windows OS Setup screen appears, press "S" to specify
additional device(s).
i. Insert the driver diskette-"Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA Raid Controller
Driver" into Drive A: and press the <Enter> key.
j. Choose Adaptec Embedded Host Serial ATA Raid Controller from the list
indicated in the Windows OS Setup Screen, and press the <Enter> key.
k. Press the <Enter> key to continue the installation process. (If you need
to specify any additional devices to be installed, do it at this time.) Once
all devices are specified, press the <Enter> key to continue with the
installation.
l. From the Windows OS Setup screen, press the <Enter> key. The OS
Setup will automatically load all device files, and, then, continue the
Windows OS installation.
m. After Windows OS Installation is completed, the system will automatically reboot.
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C-3 Installing Other Software Programs and Drivers
Installing Drivers other than Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA
RAID Controller Driver
After you've installed the Windows Operating System, a screen as shown
below will appear. You are ready to install software programs and drivers
that have not yet been installed. To install these software programs and
drivers, click the icons to the right of these items.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
(*Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme
files for each item. Click the computer icons to the right of these items to
install each item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing
each item, you must re-boot the system before moving on to the
next item on the list. You should install everything here except for the
SUPER Doctor utility, Intel LDCM and the LAN/SCSI driver diskettes, which
are optional. The bottom icon with a CD on it allows you to view the entire
contents of the CD. )
Onboard SCSI User's Guide
(*Please refer to LSI's User's Guide for the installation of the SCSI RAID
Controller Driver. LSI's User's Guide is included in the CD. You can also
download a copy of the user's guide from our web site.)
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Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a Web base management tool that
supports remote management capability. It includes Remote and Local
Management tools. The local management is called SD III Client. The
Supero Doctor III program included on the CDROM that came with your
motherboard allows you to monitor the environment and operations of
your system. Supero Doctor III displays crucial system information such
as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See the Figure
below for a display of the Supero Doctor III interface.
Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-I (Health Information)
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Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-II
(Remote Control)
(*Note: SD III Software Revision 1.0 can be downloaded from our Web
site at: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can also
download SDIII User's Guide at: http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/
Manuals/SDIII/UserGuide.pdf. For Linux, we will still recommend Supero
Doctor II.)
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