User`s Manual - BCM Advanced Research

User`s Manual - BCM Advanced Research
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This device may not cause harmful interference
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
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reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy. If this equipment is not installed
and used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, it may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
!
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
!
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
!
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
!
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Printed in Taiwan
March 2000
POST-CONSUMER
RECYCLED PAPER
Main Board
User's Manual
Tab
le of Contents
able
PART I English Edition
Chapter
1-1
1-2
1-3
1-4
1 Introduction ......................................................................... 1
Product Specifications .......................................................... 1
Package Contents ................................................................. 4
Mainboard Layout .................................................................. 5
Connector and Jumper Reference Chart .............................. 6
Chapter
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-6
2 Hardware Setup ................................................................... 7
Introduction to Jumpers ........................................................ 7
Installing a CPU in a Socket 370 ......................................... 8
CPU Jumper Configuration .................................................... 8
Detailed Layout .................................................................... 10
Connector and Jumper Settings ......................................... 11
Main Memory Configuration ................................................ 20
Chapter 3 Award BIOS Setup Program ........................................... 23
3-1 Standard CMOS Setup ........................................................ 24
3-2 BIOS Features Setup .......................................................... 27
3-3 Chipset Features Setup ...................................................... 31
3-4 Power Management Setup .................................................. 34
3-5 PNP/PCI Configuration ........................................................ 35
3-6 Load Setup Defaults ............................................................ 41
3-7 Hardware Monitoring ............................................................ 42
3-8 Integrated Peripherals ......................................................... 43
3-9 Supervisor Password & User Password Setting ................ 45
3-10 IDE HDD Auto Detection ..................................................... 47
3-11 Save and Exit Setup ........................................................... 47
3-12 Exit Without Saving ............................................................. 47
Chapter 4 Brief Software Driver Guide ............................................. 49
Appendix I On Board I/O Addresses & IRQ Maps ............................ 51
Appendix II Twin BIOS Technology (Optional) .................................. 53
Feature Explanations
Software Power-off Control ........................................................... 11
Power-On By Modem .............................................................. 11/38
Over-ride Power Button .................................................................. 12
Blinking LED in Suspend Mode .................................................... 12
Poly-fuse Over Current Protection ............................................... 13
Power-On by Keyboard ................................................................. 14
Chassis Intrusion Monitoring ........................................................ 17
ECC DRAM Capability .................................................................. 21
Flash BIOS Protection .................................................................. 32
Power-On by Alarm ....................................................................... 38
Power Failure Recovery ................................................................ 44
" Memo
Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1 Product Specifications
r Processor
- Support Intel Pentium III/Celeron processors up to 1GHz
- Supports 66/100/133 MHz system clock speeds
- High efficiency switching power modules (VRM 8.4 compliant)
r Chipset
- Intel 82440BX two chip AGPset
r DRAM Memory
- Four 168-pin DIMM sockets support up to 1GB SDRAM
- Provides single-bit ECC capability
r Expansion Slots
- One 32-bit AGP slot (Rev 2.0 compliant)
- Five 32-bit PCI slots (Rev 2.2 compliant)
- Two 16-bit ISA slots (one PCI/ISA shared slot)
r 2Mb Boot-Block Flash ROM
- Award System BIOS, supports PnP, APM, DMI & Multi-device booting
features i.e. floppy, LS120, CD-ROM, HDD(IDE, SCSI), ZIP-ATAPI etc.
- Includes SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS
- BIOS Wonder technology including ChipAway Virus, Flash Write Protect, Embedded
Flash Utility, built-in Hard Disk Backup firmware
- Optional TWIN BIOS with Instant BIOS Recovery for triple BIOS insurance
r Two Ultra DMA-33 IDE Ports
- Supports up to PIO Mode 4, Multi-word Mode 2 and Ultra DMA-33 timings
- Bus Mastering software drivers for all well known multi-tasking operating
systems
r On-board I/O Functions
- ITE 8693 I/O chip with keyboard controller
- One floppy disk drive connector supports up to 2.88MB, Japanese 3-Mode,
and 1Mbps transfer rate
- Two UARTs support two serial ports and IR function (up to 115.2Kbps) for
HPSIR and ASKIR
- One parallel port supports SEPP/ECP/EPP
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Chapter 1
r Double Stack Back-Panel I/O Connectors
- PS/2 Mini-DIN keyboard & mouse ports
- Two USB ports
- Two 9-pin D-Sub male Serial ports
- One 25-pin D-Sub female Printer port
- Audio Line-out, Line-in, and Mic-in jacks
- One 15-pin D-SUB female Game/MIDI port
r Embedded USB Controller
- UHCI compliant USB host controller with Root Hub
- Two USB ports (UHCI v1.0 compliant) with over-current protection
r Embedded System Monitor Hardware
- 8 voltage inputs for CPU Vcore -12v, 2.5v, 12v, 5v, 3.3v, 5Vsb, & Vbat (internal
detection)
- 2 temperature sensor for CPU and System
- 5 VID inputs pin for CPU Vcore identification
- 2 Fan speed monitoring with On/Off control
r Board Dimensions
- ATX form factor, 305mm x 220mm, 4 Layers
r Product Features
- Complete CPU protection with Over Voltage Protect(OVP) and Over Current
Protect(OCP) technology
- Onboard LDCM compliant System Monitor Hardware(SMH)
- Poly-fuse protection for USB and keyboard circuitry
- ACPI features ready when ACPI-enabled O/S is available
- Hardware design meets Microsoft PC99 requirements
- Embedded BIOS flash utility, HDD Instant Recovery
- Complete Data Security
* Flash BIOS write protection against unauthorized access
* Trend ChipAway Virus, to ensure virus-free booting procedure
- Advanced Management Features:
* Software power off control, Power-on by modem, Power-on by alarm, Poweron by keyboard, Over-ride power button, Chassis intrusion detection, Power
failure recovery, Blinking LED in suspend, etc.
* Supports WOL (Wake-on-LAN) network card
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Introduction
r Switching Power Supply Requirement
Output Voltage
Max. Regulation
Requirement
Min.Current
Requirement(Amps)
+12V
+/- 5%
5.5
+5V
+/- 5%
15
+3.3V
+/- 5%
15
-5V
+/- 10%
0.5
-12V
+/- 10%
0.5
+5VSB
+/- 5%
0.75
Table 1-1
* 3.3V at 15Amps is necessary too guarantee full loading operation
because some AGP cards and memory modules have high current
consumption.
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1-2 Package Contents
This product comes with the following components:
r One mainboard
r On-board Slot 1 foldable retention mechanism and four screws
r One 40-pin IDE connector ribbon cable (Figure 1-1)
r One 34-pin floppy disk drive ribbon cable (Figure 1-2a) or (Figure 1-2b)
r One User's Manual
r One Driver CD-ROM
Figure 1-1
Figure 1-2a
Figure 1-2b
4
IDE cable
Standard Floppy cable
Optional 5.25 in. floppy cable
Introduction
1-3 Mainboard Layout
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Chapter 1
1-4 Connector and Jumper Reference Chart
Jumper &
Connector No.
JP1/JP2
JP3
JP4
JP5/JP6
Function
Audio Line out and Speaker out Jumpers
Power on by Keyboard Jumper
Optional CMedia Audio
CPU External Bus Frequency
JP7
Clear CMOS Data Jumper
JP8
BIOS Boot Jumper
Over-ride Power Button Connector
Keyboard Lock & Power Indicator LED Connector
Green Switch Connector/ Green LED Connector
CN1
System Reset Switch Connector
Speaker Connector
IDE Activity LED Connector
Turbo LED Connector
CN2
CD-ROM Audio-in Connector
CN3
Auxiliary CD-ROM Audio-in Connector
CN4
Audio Mono -in/out Connector
CN6
WOL (Wake-on-LAN) Connector
CN7
Chassis Intrusion Monitoring Connector
CN13
S/PDIF Connector
FAN1
CPU cooling Fan Connector
FAN2
System cooling Fan Connector
FAN3
Case cooling Fan Connector
IR1
PW1
6
Infrared Connector
ATX power supply connector
PS/2 Ports
PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports
USB Ports
USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports
Hardware Setup
Chapter 2
Har
dware Setup
Hard
If your mainboard has already been installed in your computer you may still need to
refer to this chapter if you plan to upgrade your system's hardware.
Be sure to disconnect the power cable from the power source before performing
any work on your mainboard, i. e. installing a CPU, memory module,
changing a jumper setting, etc. Not doing so may result in electrical shock!
2-1 Introduction to Jumpers
Jumpers are used to select between various operating modes. A jumper consists of
a row of gold colored pins that protrude from the surface of the mainboard. It is
important not to confuse jumpers with connectors or headers.
Putting jumper caps on anything that is not a jumper may result in damaging
your mainboard. Please refer to Section 1-3, Mainboard Layout, for the
location of jumpers on your mainboard.
As indicated in Figure 2-1 below, a cap is used to cover the pins of a jumper, resulting
in shorting those pins that it covers. If the cap is removed from the top of the pins,
the jumper is left "open." The number 1 shown both in the diagram below and in
all multiple pin jumper and header diagrams in this manual indicates the pin designated
with the number 1. The numbering of the remaining pins follows in sequence.
Pins
Cap Style 1
Setting
Cap Style 2
1
1
A cap over pin 1 and
pin 2 shorts these pins
A 3-pin jumper
Figure
2-1
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Chapter 2
2-2 Installing a CPU in a Socket 370
The Intel Socket 370, designed for the Celeron/Coppermine processor, has been
incorporated as a standard mainboard specification To insert your CPU into Socket
370 please do the following:
1. Locate a small dot marked on the top surface of the CPU close to one if it's corners.
The same corner will also be cut off, leaving a noticeable notch in the CPU's corner.
These markings indicate Pin 1 of the CPU.
2. Pull up the lever of Socket 370 so that it is perpendicular with the surface of the
mainboard. Gently insert the CPU with Pin 1 at the same corner of Socket 370
that contains the end of the lever. Allow the the weight of the CPU to push itself
into place. Do not apply extra pressure as doing so may result in damaging your
CPU. Snap the lever back into place.
Installing a heat sink with cooling fan is necessary for proper heat dissipation
from your CPU. Failing to install these items may result in overheating and
possible burn-out of your CPU.
2-3 CPU Jumper Configuration
Frequency
Configuration
If you install a CPU on this mainboard, you must set JP5/JP6 for CPU External Bus
Frequency (See Figure 2-2 below)
CPU External Bus Frequency:
CPU Freq.
JP5
JP6
AUTO (default)
1~2
1~2
66 MHz
2~3
2~3
100MHz
2~3
Open
133MHz
Open
Open
You do not need to make frequency ratio and voltage settings because
this board will automatically sets your CPU frequency ratio and voltage.
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Overclocking
Operating a CPU at a higher frequency than it's specification allows is called overclocking.
If the CPU frequency is set at a higher frequency than it's specification allows, it may
or may not run at that freqency, depending on the quality of your CPU and the extent
to which the frequency has been overset. The mainboard manufacturer highly
discourages overclocking as it may result in data loss, CPU burn-out, system failure,
etc.
Many processors are frequency locked processors and are not able to perform
overclocking. Regardless of whether the processor is a frequency locked, overclocking
may cause some processors to hang when turning on the system. When the processor
hangs, the screen remains blank and the system does not boot. To solve this problem,
do the following.
1. Turn off the computer and then press the Home key on your keyboard
2. Turn on your computer, wait for five seconds and then release the Home key.
(Pressing the Home key allows the computer to boot at a low system speed.)
3. Enter BIOS and reconfigure your CPU parameters.
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Chapter 2
2-4 Detailed Layout
CN2/CN4/
IR1 CN3
CN7/CN6
JP4/CN13/JP1/
JP2
JP3
FAN1:
CPU FAN
PW1: ATX
Power
FAN2:
System
FAN
10
CN1
JP7
JP8
SW1
JP6/JP5
Hardware Setup
2-5 Connector and Jumper Settings
Connectors are used to link the system board with other parts of the system, including
the power supply, the keyboard, and the various controllers on the front panel of
the system case.
The power supply connector is the last connection to be made while installing a
mainboard. Before connecting the power supply, please make sure it is not
connected to the power source.
ATX Power Supply Connector (PW1)
The power cord leading from the system's power
supply to the external power source must be the
very last part connected when assembling a
system.
FAN1:
The ATX power supply provides a single 20-pin
connector interface which incorporates standard +/
-5V, +/-12V, optional 3.3V and Soft-power signals.
The Soft-power signal, a 5V trickle supply is
continuously supplied when AC power is available.
When the system is in the Soft-Off mode, this trickle
supply maintains the system in it's minimum power
state.
CPU FAN
Software Power-Off Control
This mainboard can be powered down using theWindows 95 Software Power-Off
function. To power down your computer, click the START button on the Windows 95
task bar. Select "Shut Down The Computer" and the system turns off. The message "It
is now safe to turn off your computer" will not be shown when using this function.
Power-On By Modem
While in Soft-off state, if an external modem ring-up signal occurs, the system wakes up
and can be remotely accessed. You may enable this function in BIOS's Power
Management Setup menu. (See section 3-4)
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Chapter 2
Front Panel Connector Set (CN1) A through G
A. Over-ride Power Button Connector
The power button on the ATX chassis can be used
as a normal power switch as well as a device to
activate Advanced Power Management Suspend
mode. This mode is used for saving electricity when
the computer is not in use for long periods of time.
The Soft-OFF by PWR-BTTN function in BIOS's
Power Management Setup menu must be set to
"Delay 4 Sec." to activate this function. (See section
3-4)
Tu rbo L E D
P ow e r In d ica to r L E D
G ree n S w itch
K eyLo ck
G re e n L E D
S p eake r H e ad e r
+
R ese t S w itch
O ve r-ride P o w er B u tto n
ID E A ctivity LE D
Over-ride
Power
Operation
Pin
Power Good LED
Keyboard Lock
Button
Definition
1
+5V DC
2
No Connect
3
Ground
4
Key Lock
5
Ground
When the Soft-OFF by PWR-BTTN function is
enabled, pushing the power button rapidly will
switch the system to Suspend mode. Any occurence
of external activities such as pressing a key on the
keyboard or moving the mouse will bring the system
back to Full-On. Pushing the button while in FullOn mode for more than 4 seconds will switch the
system completely off. See Over-ride Power Button
Operation diagram.
B. Keyboard Lock & Power Indicator LED
Connector
Plugging this connector into the lock on the front
panel of the system case allows the lock to enable
or disable the keyboard. This function provides
limited security against casual intruders. The
power indicator LED shows the system's power
status. It is important to pay attention to the
correct cables and pin orientation (i.e., not to
reverse the order of these two connectors.)
Blinking LED in Suspend Mode
While in Suspend mode, the LED light on the front panel of your computer will flash.
Suspend mode is entered by pressing the Override Power Button, pushing the Green
button on your ATX case, or enabling the Power Management and Suspend Mode
options in BIOS's Power Management menu. (See section 3-4)
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C. Green Switch/Green LED Connector
Some ATX cases provide a Green switch which
is used to put the system in Suspend mode. In
Suspend mode, the power supply to the system
is reduced to a trickle, the CPU clock is stopped,
and the CPU core is in it's minimum power state.
The system is woken up whenever the keyboard
or mouse is touched. The system resumes in
different ways as defined by Power Management
Setup screen in BIOS.
Tu rbo L E D
P ow e r In d ica to r L E D
G ree n S w itch
K eyLo ck
G re e n L E D
S p eake r H e ad e r
+
R ese t S w itch
ID E A ctivity LE D
D. System Reset Switch Connector
This connector should be connected to the reset
switch on the front panel of the system case. The
reset switch allows you to restart the system
without turning the power off.
O ve r-ride P o w er B u tto n
Pin
1
2
Definition
System
GND
E. Speaker Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
Definition
Speaker Signal
No Connect
No Connect
+5V DC
F. IDE Activity LED Connector
The IDE activity LED lights up whenever the
system reads/writes to the IDE devices.
G. Turbo LED Connector
This mainboard does not have a Turbo/De-turbo
speed modes. Even though this function does not
exist, the turbo LED will light when the LED is
connected and turbo button pressed.
Poly-fuse Over Current Protection
The poly-fuse protects the system from dangerous voltages the system might be
exposed to via the keyboard or USB connectors. In case of such exposure, the polyfuse will immediately be disconnected from the circuit, just like a normal fuse. After
being disconnected for a certain period of time, the poly-fuse will return to its normal
state, after which the keyboard or USB can function properly again. Unlike
conventional fuses, the poly-fuse does not have to be replaced, relieving the user
wasted time and inconvenience.
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Chapter 2
Audio Line out and Speaker out Jumpers (JP1/JP2)
JP1 1
JP2
Speaker out
JP1 1
JP2
Line out
This jumper allows you to select between audio lineout or speaker out function. Set both JP1 and JP2
pins to 1-2 for Speaker-out function or set both JP1
and JP2 pins to 2-3 for Line-out function.
Power-on by Keyboard Jumper (JP3)
1
Disabled
1
Enabled
This board is able to be turned on by the keyboard.
To use this function, enable the Power On Function
option in BIOS's Integrated Peripherals screen
(See section 3-8). You must also set this jumper's
cap to pins 2-3 to use this function. Some outof-date keyboards may require larger current than
supplied by the Suspend 5V of modern power
supplies. When using older keyboards disable
this function.
Optional CMedia Audio (JP4)
1
Enabled
1
Disabled
This function allows you to enable and disable the
CMedia (optional)audio. You must set the jumper's
cap to pins 1-2 to enable or set pins 2-3 to disable
this function.
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Hardware Setup
CPU External Bus Frequency (JP5/JP6)
CPU Freq.
JP5
JP6
AUTO (default)
1~2
1~2
66 MHz
2~3
2~3
100MHz
2~3
Open
133MHz
Open
Open
This jumper allows the system bus frequency to be
determined either by CPU or the user. If set both JP5/
JP6 pins to 1-2, the CPU determines the system bus
frequency speed. Set both JP5/JP6 pins to 2-3 for
66MHz FSB, set only JP5 pins to 2-3 for 100MHz
FSB,and leave both JP5/JP6 pins open for 133MHz
FSB.
Clear CMOS Data Jumper (JP7)
1
Normal (default)
1
Clear CMOS data
To clear the contents of the CMOS, please follow
the steps below.
1.Disconnect the system power supply from the
power source.
2.Set the jumper cap at location 2~3 for 5 seconds,
then set it back to the default position.
3.Connect the system's power and then start the
system.
4.Enter BIOS's CMOS Setup Utility and choose
Load Setup Defaults. Type Y and press enter.
5.Set the system configuration in the Standard
CMOS Setup menu.
Optional BIOS Boot Jumper (JP8)
1
1
Boot BIOS select (default)
BIOS1 (Power on only)/ BIOS2 (Power on + Reset)
This feature enable you to manually shift to
another BIOS once the the BIOS fail to boot. Set
the pin to 1-2 to enable software select in the BIOS
Features Setup.(see section 3-2) . Set pin to 2-3 to
enable hardware select and then press the reset
buton together with the power on button to boot
up.
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Chapter 2
CD-ROM Audio-in Connector (CN2)
Use the audio cable enclosed with your CD-ROM
disk drive to connect the CD-ROM to your
mainboard. This will enable your CD-ROM's audio
function.
GND
L
R
1
Auxiliary CD-ROM Audio-in Connector (CN3)
Use the auxiliary audio cable enclosed with your
CD-ROM disk drive to connect the CD-ROM to
your mainboard. This will enable your CD-ROM's
audio function.
GND
L
R
1
Audio Mono -in/out Connector(CN4)
Use the mono audio cable enclosed with your CDROM disk drive to connect the CD-ROM to your
mainboard. This will enable mono audio in/out
function.
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Hardware Setup
WOL (Wake-on-LAN) Connector (CN6)
Enable the Wake Up On LAN selection in BIOS's
Power Management Menu to use this function.
The capability to remotely manage PCs on a network
is a significant factor in reducing administrative
and ownership costs. Magic Packet technology
is designed to give WOL (Wake-on-LAN)
capability to the LAN controller. When a PC
capable of receiving wake up command goes to
sleep, the Magic Packet mode in the LAN controller
is enabled. When the LAN controller receives a
Magic Packet frame, the LAN controller will wake
up the PC. This header is used to connect an addin NIC (Network Interface Card) which gives WOL
capability to the mainboard.
To support this function, a switching power
supply with a minimum of 750mA 5VSB standby
signal is required.
Chassis Intrusion Monitoring Connector (CN7)
This board supports the chassis instruction
monitoring feature of the management extension
hardware by means of a mechanical or photo sensor
switch attached to the motherboard through this
1x3-pin chassis security header. The mechanical
switch is set to open for normal computer operation.
1
5V s b
C a se O pen
GND
S/PDIF Connector (CN13)
The S/PDIFconnector supports the digital audio.
This connector must be connected to the cable
from an external device. (Ex. 2-channel decoded
AC-3 from DVD decoders)
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Chapter 2
CPU/System Cooling Fan Connectors (FAN1/FAN2)
FAN1
FAN2
These added connectors allow the fan to draw
their power from the mainboard instead of the disk
drive connector.
The board's management extension hardware is
able to detect the CPU and system fan speed in
rpm (revolutions per minute). These connectors
supports 3-pin cooling fans with minimum of 3500
RPM. The wiring and plug may vary depending
on the manufacturer. On standard fans, the red
is positive (+12V), the black is ground, and the
yellow wire is the rotation signal.
Infrared Connector (IR1)
If you enable the COM2 Mode in BIOS's Integrated
Peripherals menu the COM2 port will support IR
functions. (See section 3-8)
1
V cc
Ir-R x
GND
Ir-T x
V cc
PS/2 Mouse and Keyboard Ports
If a PS/2 mouse is used, BIOS will automatically
detect and assign IRQ12 to the PS/2 mouse.
Pin Definition
1
Data
2 No Connect
3
Ground
4 +5V (fused)
5
Clock
6 No Connect
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Hardware Setup
USB(Universal Serial Bus) Ports
USB ports
If you want to use a USB keyboard, you must
enable the USB keyboard support function in
BIOS's Integrated Peripherals menu (See Section
3-8). USB is an open industry standard, providing
a simple and inexpensive way to connect up to 125
devices to a single computer port. Keyboards,
mice, tablets, digitizers, scanners, bar-code readers,
modems, printers and many more can all be used
at the same time.
USB is a dynamically reconfigurable serial bus
with an elementary data rate of 12Mbps. Based
on off the shelf, low cost micro-controller
technology, its modular layered software protocol
supports sophisticated devices and application
programs.
This board contains a USB Host controller and
includes a root hub with two USB ports (meets
USB Rev 1.0 spec.). Two USB peripherals or hub
devices are able to be connected.
Compatibility with different USB peripherals is still
being tested.
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Chapter 2
2-5 Main Memory Configuration
The DRAM memory system consists four banks and the memory size ranges from
16~512 MBytes. If you only use one bank it does not matter which one you use and
if you use two or more banks, it does not matter which bank you install first.
DIMM1
Bank0
DIMM2
Bank1
DIMM3
Bank2
DIMM4
Bank3
1
512
DRAM Specifications
System Frequency
SDRAM Type
66MHz
12ns or faster
100MHz
10ns or faster
66MHz
12ns or faster
100MHz
10ns or faster
4 unbuffered DIMM Modules
Max memory
512MB
4 Registered DIMM Modules
1GB
DIMM type: 3.3V, unbuffered, registered, 64/72-bit Synchronous DRAM with
SPD*
Module size: Single/double-side 16/32/64/128/256 MBytes
Parity:
Either parity or non-parity
The compatibility of 512MB and Registered DIMM is still under testing and
cannot be guaranteed.
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Hardware Setup
SPD (Serial Presence Detect)
This is an EPROM that contains speed and design information about the memory
module. The mainboard queries the module and makes adjustments to system
operation based on what it finds.
ECC DRAM Capability
This mainboard can be configured to support ECC (Error Check and Correct)
function when utilizing parity DIMM modules. To utilize the chipset's ECC features,
you must use a 72-bit DIMM module.These modules are automatically detected during
bootup. However, the user must configure the DRAM Data Integrity Mode to "ECC"
in BIOS's Chipset Features Setup menu to enable the ECC function. ECC detects
double bit errors and detects and corrects single bit memory errors on the fly without
user intervention. Errors may be generated by a defective memory module, conflicting
memory speeds between different banks, DMA, etc.
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Chapter 3
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Award BIOS Setup Program
Award's BIOS ROM has a built-in setup program that allows users to modify the basic
system configuration. This information is stored in CMOS RAM so that it can retain
the setup information, even when the power is turned off.
When you turn on or reboot the system, press the Delete key to enter the Award
BIOS setup program. The primary screen as shown in Figure 3-1 is a list of the menus
and functions available in the setup program. Select the desired item and press enter
to make changes. Operating commands are located at the bottom of this and all other
BIOS screens. When a field is highlighted, on-line help information is displayed on
the left bottom edge of the screen.
ROM PCI / ISA BIOS (jm69KC0C)
CMOS SETUP UTILITY
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
HARDWARE MONITOR
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
USER PASSWORD
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION
SAVE & EXIT SETUP
LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
ESC
F10
(Shift) F2
: Quit
: Save & Exit Setup
: Select Item
: Change Color
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
Figure 3-1 Setup Program Initial Screen
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3-1 Standard CMOS Setup
The Standard CMOS Setup allows users to configure system components such as
hard disk drive, floppy disk drive and video display as well as date, time and bootup error signaling. This configuration menu should be changed when installing a
mainboard for the first time, changing hardware in your system such as the HDD,
FDD, video display, or when the CMOS data has been lost or contaminated. Choose
the Standard CMOS Setup option from the CMOS Setup Utility menu (Figure 3-1)
to display the following screen. When a field is highlighted, on-line help information
is displayed on the left bottom edge of the screen.
ROM PCI / ISA BIOS (jm69KC0C)
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
Date (mm : dd : yy)
: Tue, Feb 22 2000
Time (hh : mm : ss) : 9: 14: 43
HARD DISKS
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Secondary Master
Secondary Slave
:
:
:
:
TYPE
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
SIZE
0
0
0
0
CYLS
0
0
0
0
HEAD
0
0
0
0
PRECOMP
0
0
0
0
Drive A : 1.44M, 3.5 in.
Drive B : None
: Quit
: Help
SECTOR
0
0
0
0
MODE
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Base Memory :
640K
Extended Memory : 15360K
Other Memory :
384K
Video : EGA/VGA
Halt On : All Errors
ESC
F1
LANDZ
0
0
0
0
Total Memory : 16384K
(Shift) F2
: Select Item
: Change Color
PU/PD/+/-
: Modify
Figure 3-2 Standard CMOS Setup Screen
Date/Time
Set the date and time. Do not skip this function as all of your timed events such
as power management, saving files, etc. are based on this timer.
Hard Disk Setup (Primary/Secondary; Master/Slave)
This category identifies up to four IDE hard disk drives that have been installed in
the computer. This section does not show information on other IDE devices such
as CD-ROM drives or other hard drive types such as SCSI drives.
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Type (Auto/User/None): Use the fields under the Type column to determine the method
you will use to configure the IDE devices. If you choose Auto, BIOS will automatically
detect and make optimal settings for most IDE hard drives.
The mainboard manufacturer recommends that you choose Auto for all
drives.
Choose User to define your own drive type manually. You must enter values indicated
in the table below into each drive parameter field. This information should be included
in the documentation from your hard disk vendor or system manufacturer:
TYPE
Setting method
CYLS
Number of cylinders
HEAD
Number of heads
PRECOMP
LANDZ
SECTOR
MODE
Write precompensation cylinder
Landing zone
Number of sectors
Mode type
Table 3-1 Hard Disk Drive Parameters
Cyls/Head/Sector: The number of Cylinders, Heads, and Sectors can usually be found
written on the top of the hard disk. If you have a relatively new hard drive, entering
this information alone is usually sufficient for normal hard disk operation. The hard
disk will not work properly if you enter improper information for these categories.
Precomp: Older hard drives (i.e., MFM or RLL drives) have the same number of sectors
per track at the innermost tracks as at the outermost tracks. Thus, the data density
at the innermost tracks is higher and the bits are lying closer together. Even though
the physical size of a sector gets progressively smaller as the track diameter diminishes,
each sector must still hold 512 bytes. Write precompensation circuitry compensates
for the difference in sector size by boosting the write current for inner track sectors.
Landz: This defines the address of the landing zone and is only used for older hard
drives which do not have an auto-parking feature.
Mode: If the Type value is not None for any device, you must set the Mode value
for that device. There are four different Mode values: Auto, Normal, Large, and
LBA.
Auto - BIOS detects and enters the IDE drive type during bootup.
Normal - for IDE drives that meet the old IDE specification which support a
maximum capacity of 528MB (1024 cylinders, 16 heads, and 63 sectors).
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Large - for IDE drives that do not support LBA and have more than 1024
cylinders. Try this setting if your hard disk does not operate properly with
the LBA setting. Large mode is not supported by all operating systems, i.e.,
only certain versions of DOS support large mode.
LBA - (Large/Logical Block Addressing) With LBA, the IDE controller
transforms the data address described by sector, head, and cylinder number
into a physical block address, significantly improving data transfer rates. This
mode is for drives with greater than 1024 cylinders and between 528MB and
8.4GB in size. This protocol is the current common standard.
Choose None for Type if there are no IDE HDD devices in your system.
! You can use the IDE HDD Auto Detection function to auto detect your hard
drive parameters. Using this function will automatically insert the parameters
discussed under Hard Disk Setup and will indicate User for the Field value.
Please see Section 3-9 for more information.
Floppy Disk Drives
Choose the memory capacity and disk size that corresponds with that of your floppy
disk drive(s).
Video
Select the type of video adapter present in your system. You can ignore this setting
if you are using a VGA monitor since VGA BIOS automatically configures this setting.
Halt
When the system is powered on, BIOS performs a series of diagnotic tests called
POST (Power On Self Test). This function stops the computer if BIOS detects a
hardware error. You can tell BIOS to halt on all errors, no errors, or not to halt on
specific errors.
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3-2 BIOS Features Setup
By choosing the BIOS Features Setup option from the CMOS Setup Utility menu
(Figure 3-1), the screen below is displayed. This sample screen contains the manufacturer's
default values for the mainboard.
ROM PCI / ISA BIOS (jm69KC0C)
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
Boot ROM by BIOS setting
Boot BIOS
Anti-Virus Protection
CPU Internal Cache
External Cache
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
Processor Number Feature
Quick Power On Self Test
Boot Sequence
Swap Floppy Drive
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Typematic Rate Setting
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
OS Select For DRAM>64MB
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
Report No FDD For WIN95
: Enabled
: BIOS1
: Disabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
: A,C,SCSI
: Disabled
: Enabled
: On
: Disabled
: 6
: 250
: Setup
: Disabled
: Non-OS2
: Disabled
: No
HDD Instant Recovery
CASE OPEN WARNING
Video BIOS Shadow
C8000-CBFFF Shadow
CC000-CFFFF Shadow
D0000-D3FFF Shadow
D4000-D7FFF Shadow
D8000-DBFFF Shadow
DC000-DFFFF Shadow
ESC
F1
F5
F7
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Enabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Quit
: Help
PU/PD/+/: Old Values
(Shift) F2
: Load Setup Defaults
:Select Item
: Modify
: Color
Figure 3-3 BIOS Feature Setup Screen
A. BOOT ROM BY BIOS SETTING (Optional for TwinBIOS)
Enabling this function allows you to choose between BIOS1 (default) or BIOS2
option to boot your system.
B. VIRUS PROTECTION
Anti-Virus Protection
This is an anti-virus code incorporated in the mainboard's BIOS firmware. During
the boot-up sequence, BIOS loads before loading of the partition table or boot
sector. The anti-virus code loads with BIOS and is able to detect boot-up viruses
before they have a chance to infect the hard drive. This function employs rulebased logic that doesn't look for specific viruses but rather detects patterns found
in every virus, eliminating the need to perform periodical version updates after
new viruses have been found.
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C. CACHE CONTROL
CPU Internal Cache/External Cache
Cache memory is much faster than conventional DRAM system memory. These
fields allow you to enable or disable the CPUs Level 1 built-in cache and Level
2 external cache. Both settings are left enabled to significantly increase the
performance of your computer.
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
Enable this function to perform ECC (Error Check and Correct) on the CPU's L2
SRAM. ECC detects and corrects single-bit errors while it only detects double
bit errors. Certain SDRAM modules also have ECC capability. For more information
on SDRAM, see section 2-5. If you are using a 333MHz or higher CPU, this function
must be enabled.
D. BOOT UP FEATURES
After turning on the system, BIOS will perform a series of device initializations
and diagnostic tests discussed below.
Quick Power On Self Test (POST)
Enable this function to reduce the amount of time required to run the POST (Power
On Self Test). BIOS saves time by skipping some items during POST. It is
recommended that you disable this setting. Discovering a problem during bootup
is better than loosing data during your work.
Boot Sequence
This option sets the sequence of drives BIOS attempts to boot from after POST
completes. BIOS will search these drives for an operating system.
Swap Floppy Drive
Enabling this function will swap the floppy drive assignment so that drive A will
function as drive B, and drive B will function as drive A. Note that the boot
sequence assignment mentioned directly above does not inlcude booting from
floppy drive B. This function is useful if floppy drives B and A are of a different
format and you want to boot from floppy drive B.
Boot up Floppy Seek
During POST, BIOS will determine if the installed floppy disk drive has 40 or 80
tracks. A 360K drive has 40 tracks and 720K, 1.2M and 1.44M drives have 80 tracks.
All modern floppy disk drives have 80 tracks.
Boot Up NumLock Status
This function defines the keyboard's numberpad as number keys or arrow keys.
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E. KEYBOARD INTERFACE
Typematic Rate Setting
When enabled, you can set the following two typematic control items. When
disabled, keystrokes are determined arbitrarily by the keyboard controller in your
system.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
The typematic rate sets the rate at which characters on the screen repeat when
a key is pressed and held down.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
The typematic delay sets how long after you press a key that a character begins
repeating.
F. Security Option
The Supervisor and/or User Password functions shown in Figure 3-1 must be set
to take advantage of this function. See Section 3-8 for password setting information.
When the Security Option is set to System, a password must be entered to boot
the system or enter the BIOS setup program. When the Security Option is set
to Setup, a password is required to enter the BIOS setup program.
G. PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
Some non-standard VGA cards or MPEG video cards may not show colors properly.
Setting this function to Enabled can correct this problem.
H. OS Select (For DRAM > 64MB)
If your system's DRAM is larger than 64MB and you are running OS/2, select
OS/2 as the item value. Otherwise, set the item value to Non-OS/2 for all other
operating systems.
.
I Repor
t No FDD For WIN 95
Report
To pass the Windows 95 SCT testing, this item should be enabled.
J. HDD Instant Recovery
This board supports HDD Instant Recovery, select enabled to use this function.
Upon system boot up, the HDD Instant Recovery Utility will be shown on the
screen. Selet Install or Do Not Install to continue booting
K. Case Open W arning
This board supports the chassis instruction monitoring feature of the management
extension hardware by means of a mechanical or photo sensor switch attached
to the motherboard through this 1x3-pin chassis security header. Select enabled
to use this function.
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L. Shadow Memory
Software such as system BIOS, video BIOS, SCSI BIOS, etc that resides in ROM
(Read Only Memory) chips is called firmware. Shadowing of firmware occurs when
BIOS is copied to RAM address C0000h through DFFFFh. Video BIOS loads into
the C0000-C7FFF memory area when video shadowing is enabled. If an expansion
peripheral in your system contains ROM-based firmware, you need to know the
address range the ROM occupies to shadow it into the correct area of RAM.
Shadowing improves the firmware's performance because the firmware can be read
by the CPU through the 16- or 32-bit DRAM bus as opposed to the 8-bit XT bus.
However, shadowing also results in reducing the amount of high memory (640
KB to 1 MB) for loading device drivers. Shadowing is used mostly for ROM chips
on ISA cards and not for PCI cards. Shadowing and playing games at the same
time may result in system instability as some games access the RAM memory area
being shadowed.
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3-3 Chipset Features Setup
By choosing the Chipset Features Setup option from the CMOS SETUP UTILITY
menu(Figure 3-1), the screen below is displayed. This sample screen contains the
manufacturer's default values for the mainboard.
ROM PCI / ISA BIOS (jm69KC0C)
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
SDRAM CAS Latency Time
SDRAM Precharge Control
DRAM Data Integrity Mode
System BIOS Cacheable
Video BIOS Cacheable
Video RAM Cacheable
8 Bit I/O Recovery Time
16 Bit I/O Recovery Time
Memory Hole At 15M-16M
Passive Release
Delayed Transaction
AGP Aperture Size (MB)
Flash BIOS Protection
Hardware Reset Protect
: Auto
: Disabled
: Non-ECC
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: 1
: 1
: Disabled
: Enabled
: Disabled
: 64
: Disabled
: Disabled
Spectrum Spread
CPU Host Clock (CPU/PCI)
ESC
F1
F5
F7
: Disabled
: Default
: Quit
: Help
PU/PD/+/: Old Values
(Shift) F2
: Load Setup Defaults
:Select Item
: Modify
: Color
Figure 3-4 Chipset Features Setup Screen
With the exception of the CPU Setup, all of the above settings have been
determined by the mainboard manufacturer and should not be changed unless
you are absolutely sure of what you are doing. Explanation of the DRAM
timing and chipset features setup is lengthy, highly technical and beyond the
scope of this manual. Below are abbreviated descriptions of the functions
in this setup menu. You can look on the world wide web for helpful chipset
and RAM configuration information including AWARD's web site at
http://www.award.com.
A. DRAM Data Integrity Mode
BIOS automatically detects the presence of ECC DIMMs (72-bit modules). However,
to take advantage of ECC you must set this function at "ECC." If any non-parity
DIMMs are installed, the memory operates in non-parity mode only and this
function must be set at "Non-ECC."
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B. System BIOS Cacheable
Enabling this function allows caching of the system BIOS ROM at F0000h-FFFFFh,
resulting in better system performance. However, if any program writes to this
memory area, a system error may result. Caching the system BIOS results in better
performance than shadowing the system BIOS as discussed in Section 3-2.
C. Video BIOS Cacheable
Enabling this function allows caching of the video BIOS ROM at C0000h-C7FFFh,
resulting in better video performance. However, if any program writes to this
memory area, a system error may result. Caching the video BIOS results in better
performance than shadowing the video BIOS as discussed in Section 3-2.
D. 8-bit I/O Recovery Time & 16-bit I/O Recovery Time
Back-to-back CPU or PCI master originated 8-bit and 16-bit cycles have an arbitrary
delay of at least 3.5 system clock cycles. This category is used to add additional
recovery delay between 8-bit and between 16-bit cycles. This delay takes place
because the PCI bus is much faster than the ISA bus. The options are 1 to 8
and N/A.
E. Memory Hole at 15M-16M
Enabling this function will reserve the memory address space between 15MB
and 16MB for ISA expansion cards. However, enabling this function will
result in not allowing the system to have access to memory above 16MB.
Please note that some expansion cards require this setting to be enabled.
F. AGP Aperture Size (MB)
This function determines the amount of system memory that is given to the AGP
card. Options range from 4MB to 256MB. This is a dynamic memory allotment
in that the AGP card will only use the amount of memory that it needs. The
remaining memory not in use will be available for the system to use. For example,
if 16MB are alloted to the AGP card and the card only needs 8MB, the remaining
8MB will be available for system use.
G. Flash BIOS Protection
The mainboard manufacturer developed BIOS protection technology that protects
the System BIOS from accidental corruption by unauthorized users or computer
viruses. When enabled, the BIOS data cannot be changed when attempting to
update BIOS with the the FLASH utility. When disabled, the BIOS data can be
updated by using the FLASH utility.
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Please note that when disabling this setting, the system BIOS is vulnerable
by intrusion of computer viruses. It is recommended to disable this setting
only temporarily while updating your system's BIOS.
H. Hardware Reset Protect
When enabled, your PC's hardware reset button will not function. This function
is especially useful to prevent accidental resets for file servers and routers, etc.
which should be available 24 hrs/day. When disabled, your PC's hardware reset
button will function normally.
I. Spectrum Spread
When Enabled this function will cause lower EMI by spreading the system
frequency spectrum. While this function decreases EMI, system stability may
be slightly compromised. Choosing Smart Clock will turn off the AGP, PCI, and
SDRAM clocks when not in use. Smart Clock does not perform a spectum
spreading function.J
J. CPU Host/PCI Clock
This funtion allows you to manually select a timing combination for the CPU and
the PCI bus.
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3-4 Power Management Setup
This section provides information on the Green PC power management funtcions. By
choosing the Power Management Setup option from the CMOS Setup Utility menu
(Figure 3-1), the screen below is displayed. This sample screen contains the
manufacturer's default values for the mainboard.
ROM PCI / ISA BIOS (jm69KC0C)
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
ACPI Function
Power Management
PM Control by APM
Video Off Method
Video Off After
MODEM Use IRQ
Doze Mode
Standby Mode
Suspend Mode
HDD Power Down
Throttle Duty Cycle
:Enabled
:Disabled
:Yes
:DPMS
:Standby
:3
:Disabled
:Disabled
:Disabled
:Disabled
:62.5%
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
CPUFAN Off In Suspend
Power On By Modem/LAN
Power On By Alarm
:Delay 4 Sec.
:Enabled
:Disabled
:Disabled
IRQ 8 Break Suspend
:Disabled
** Reload Global Timer Events **
IRQ[3-7,9-15],NMI
: Disabled
Primary IDE 0
: Disabled
Primary IDE 1
: Disabled
Secondary IDE 0
: Disabled
Secondary IDE 1
: Disabled
Floppy Disk
: Disabled
Serial Port
: Disabled
Parallel Port
: Disabled
Mouse Break Suspend : Yes
ESC
F1
F5
F7
: Quit
: Help
PU/PD/+/: Old Values
(Shift) F2
: Load Setup Defaults
:Select Item
: Modify
: Color
Figure 3-5 Power Management Setup Screen
A. Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)
ACPI management enables the operating system to control the amount of power
given to each device attached to the computer. With ACPI, the operating system
can turn off peripherals devices, such as CD-ROM players, when they are not
in use.
B. Power Management
Power management allows the computer to save electricity when it is not in use
by entering increasingly deep power saving modes as shown by the diagram below.
Figure 3-6 Power Saving Mode Flow Chart
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The computer runs in Normal operation mode until the Doze timer expires, at which
point the computer enters Doze mode. If no external activity occurs, the computer
will go into Standby and Suspend modes when their respective timers expire. If
external activity occurs, the computer will wake up from Power Management and
return to Normal mode. To activate the function, set Power
Management to Maximum Saving, User Define, or Minimum Saving described
below. For a description of the power saving modes (Doze, Standby, and Suspend)
see their descriptions below.
Disabled - Turns off the Power Management functions.
Max. Saving - All timers are set at the minimum value of one minute to
maximize power saving.
Min. Saving - All timers are set at the maximum value of one hour for
minimal power saving.
User Define - User can configure the timer to a desired time according to the
values available.
! Note that enabling the Power Management function will result in enabling the
HDD Power Down function (Max Saving = 15 min, Min Saving = 1 min). The
HDD Power Down function is not part of the Power Management scheme as
indicated in Figure 3-6 Refer to the Standby Mode, Suspend Mode, and HDD
Power Down descriptions below for more informaiton on hard drive power
management.
C. PM Control by APM
This function allows software other than BIOS to control Power Management
features Enable this function in BIOS and make sure APM (Advanced Power
Management) is present. For example, run the Power utility program located in
the DOS directory, C:\DOS\POWER.EXE to use Power Management features under
DOS. For Windows 3.1x and Windows 95, you need to install Windows with
the APM feature.
D. Video Off Method
This function serves as both a screen saver and power saver for monitors.
See the next function, Video Off After, for setting the video timer.
Blank - BIOS will only blank the monitor's screen. The electricity saved in
this mode is negligible and this function is only used as a screen saver to
prevent screen damage while the screen is on but not in use.
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V/H SYNC+Blank - The system turns off the vertical and horizontal synchronization ports, writes blanks to the VGA buffer and the monitor's electron
gun turns off. This function requires a monitor with Green features in order
to take advantage of the power saving function. If you enable this function
and do not have a Green monitor, the result will be the same as if you had
selected Blank. This function serves as both a screen saver and an electricity
saver.
DPMS Supported - Select this option if your video card supports the Display
Power Management Signaling (DPMS) standard (i.e., you have a monitor that
supports Green features). Use software supplied by your your video
subsystem to set video power management options.
E. Video Off After
This setting determines when the monitor enters power saving mode. As the
function name indicates, the monitor enters the power saving mode after the
chosen event expires. The Power Management function must be enabled to
use this function.
F. Modem Use IRQ
If your computer has an modem, use this function to tell BIOS which IRQ is
being occupied by the modem card. When the system is in Green mode, the
modem requires an IRQ assignment to wake up the system and perform tasks.
This assignment is compliant with the APM 1.2 specification and is to be used
in coordination with APM 1.2 compliant operating systems.
G. Doze Mode
The Power Management function must not be set to disabled to enable this
function. If no interrupts have occured and the Doze timer expires, system will
enter Doze mode. In Doze mode, the CPU clock runs at a lower speed while
all other devices operate normaly.
! Power saving modes achieved in lower power saving states will either be
maintained or enter higher power saving modes when switching to higher
power saving states. For example, the CPU clock will not switch back to
normal in Standby mode. It will maintain a decreased rate in Standby Mode
and turn off in Suspend Mode.
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H. Standby Mode
The Power Management function must not be set to disabled to enable this
function. If the system runs in Doze mode and the Standby timer expires, the
system will enter Standby mode. In Standby mode, the hard disk drive and the
monitor shut off while all other devices still operate at full speed. Note that the
Video Off and HDD Power Down functions in Figure 3-5 provide the same power
saving options found in Standby mode. The priority for determining which
function controls power saving for the monitor and hard drive is determined by
which timer expires first.
I. Suspend Mode
The Power Management function must not be set to disabled to enable this
function. If the system runs in Standby mode and the Suspend timer expires, all
devices regulated by power management will shut off and the CPU speed will be
0 MHz.
J. HDD Power Down
The Power Management function must not be set to disabled to enable this
function. When the HDD idle time has elapsed, BIOS sends a command to the
hard disk to turn off the motor. Set a time between 1 and 15 to indicate time
required to wait before the hard drive enters a power saving mode. Some old
hard drives may not support this function.
K. Throttle Duty Cycle
When the system enters Doze mode, the CPU clock runs only part of the
time. You may select the percent of time that the clock runs.
L. Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
When set to Delay 4 Sec., this function allows the power button to put the system
in Suspend, a power saving mode. See Section 2-4 for operation instructions of
the over-ride power button operation wich puts the system in Suspend mode.
When set to Instant-Off the Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN function is disabled and the
computer turns completely off when the power button is pressed.
M. CPUFAN Off In Suspend
When enabled, this function turns off the CPU fan when the computer is in suspend
mode.
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N. Power On By Modem/LAN
When enabled, a modem that receives a call will wake up the system from
soft off and green mode. You should connect the modem to the COM port
and turn on the resume event in green mode.
O. Power On By Alarm
When enabled, this setting allows the system to turn back on at a designated
time of the month. User must designate date of month and time of day. This
function is only available when using an ATX power supply and the Software
Power-Off function to turn off the computer. See the Software Power-Off feature
in Section 2-4 of this manual for instructions.
P. IRQ8 Break Suspend
Enabling this setting turns the monitoring of IRQ8 (the Real Time Clock) On so
it does not awaken the system from Suspend mode.
Q. Reload Global Timer Events
When Enabled, an event occurring on each listed device restarts the global timer
for Standby mode.
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3-5 PNP/PCI Configuration
This section provides IRQ and DMA setting information. By choosing the PNP/PCI
Configuration option from the CMOS Setup Utility menu (Figure 3-1), the screen below
is displayed. This sample screen contains the manufacturer's default values for the
mainboard.
ROM PCI / ISA BIOS (jm69KC0C)
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
PNP OS Installed
Resources Controlled By
Reset Configuration Data
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-12 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
IRQ-15 assigned to
DMA-0 assigned to
DMA-1 assigned to
DMA-3 assigned to
DMA-5 assigned to
DMA-6 assigned to
DMA-7 assigned to
: No
: Manual
: Disabled
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
Slot 1&5 Use IRQ No.
Slot 2 Use IRQ No.
Slot 3 Use IRQ No.
Slot 4 Use IRQ No.
Assign IRQ For VGA
Assign IRQ For USB
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Enabled
: Enabled
Used MEM base addr
: N/A
ESC
F1
F5
F7
: Quit
: Help
PU/PD/+/: Old Values
(Shift) F2
: Load Setup Defaults
:Select Item
: Modify
: Color
Figure 3-6 PCI & ONBOARD I/O Setup Screen
A. PNP OS Installed
If you want to install a PNP compatible OS (such as Windows 95) set to
Yes.
B. Resources Controlled By
When set to Manual the system BIOS will not refer to the ESCD for IRQ & DMA
information. Instead, it will refer to the items in the setup menu for assigning IRQ
& DMA. When set to Auto the system BIOS will refer to the ESCD for all legacy
information.
ESCD(Extended System Configuration Data) provides a detailed format of
the configuration data structures stored in flash memory. Each data structure
defines the resources used by a device or a card in the system. This includes
legacy and PCI/ISA PnP devices.
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C. Reset Configuration Data
When enabled the system BIOS will clear/reset the ESCD during POST. After
clearing the ESCD, the BIOS will then change this item's value to Disabled.
Otherwise, the ESCD data will become useless.
D. IRQ#/DMA# assign to
When resources are controlled manually, you can assign each system interrupt
& DMA channel for "Legacy ISA" or "PCI/ISA PnP" card used.
While using Legacy ISA Card(non-PnP ISA card), please set it's necessary
corresponding resources (INT#, DMA#) from "PCI/ISA PnP" to "Legacy
ISA."
! All ISA non-PnP devices are legacy devices that select resources (I/O Addr.,
INT# or DMA#) by using hardware jumpers.
! IRQ-3/4/7/12/14/15 have been set as default for on board devices (COM2,
COM1, Printer port, PS/2 mouse, IDE1 and IDE2).
E. Assign IRQ For VGA
This function allows BIOS to make an IRQ available to VGA cards. Most current
VGA card models do not require this function to be enabled.
F. Assign IRQ For USB
If USB is employed this function must be Enabled. Otherwise, disable this
function to optimize Windows 95 IRQ resources for other IRQ usage.
G. Used MEM base addr
This function devotes a space of memory (8K, 16K, 32K, 64K) for any peripheral
that has a high memory requirement. This is also used to designate memory
space for legacy ISA cards. The settings C800~DC00 are used to to designate
point at which the memory will start being used. The default setting is N/A
(disabled.)
H. Used MEM Length
8K~64K: Determines the amount of memory to be used by ISA cards mentioned
in the Used MEM base addr function above.
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3-6 Load Setup Defaults
Load Setup Defaults loads the default system values directly from the CMOS Setup
Utility menu (Figure3-1). If the stored record created by the setup program becomes
corrupted and therefore unusable, these defaults will be loaded automatically when
you turn on the computer.
ROM PCI / ISA BIOS (jm69KC0C)
CMOS SETUP UTILITY
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
INTERGRATED PERIPHERALS
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
CHIPSET FE
Load SETUP Defaults <Y/N>? N
POWER MA
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION
SAVE & EXIT SETUP
LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
ESC
: Quit
F10: Save & Exit Setup
(Shift) F2
: Select Item
: Color
Load SETUP Defaults except Standard CMOS SETUP
Figure 3-7Load Setup Defaults Screen
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3-7 Hardware Monitoring
By choosing the Hardware Monitoring option from the CMOS Setup Utility menu
(Figure 3-1), the screen below is displayed. This sample screen contains the
manufacturer's default values for the mainboard.
ROM PCI / ISA BIOS (jm69KC0C)
HARDWARE MONITORING
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
CPU (V)
+1.5V
+3.3V
+5V
+12V
-12V
Voltage Battery
CPU Temperature
System Temperature
CPUFan speed
SystemFan speed
2.08V
1.45V
3.28V
5.01V
12.02V
-12.23V
3.44V
25 oC/77 oF
31 oC/87 oF
4100 RPM
3600 RPM
ESC
F1
F5
F7
: Quit
: Help
PU/PD/+/: Old Values
: Load Setup Defaults(Shift) F2
Figure 3-8 Hardware Monitoring Screen
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:Select Item
: Modify
: Color
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3-8 Integrated Peripherals
This section provides information on setting peripheral devices. By choosing the
Integrated Peripherals option from the CMOS Setup Utility menu (Figure 3-1), the
screen below is displayed. This sample screen contains the manufacturer's default
values for the mainboard.
ROM PCI / ISA BIOS (jm69KC0C)
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
IDE HDD Block Mode
IDE Primary Master PIO
IDE Primary Slave PIO
IDE Secondary Master PIO
IDE Secondary Slave PIO
IDE Primary Master UDMA
IDE Primary Slave UDMA
IDE Secondary Master UDMA
IDE Secondary Slave UDMA
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
USB Keyboard Support
Init Display First
: Enabled
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Disabled
: PCI Slot
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
COM2 Mode
: 3F8/IRQ4
: 2F8/IRQ3
: Standard
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
: 378/IRQ7
: SPP
PWR-ON After PWR-Fail
: Off
Power On Function
: BUTTON ONLY
Onboard FDC Controller
FDC Write Protect
: Enabled
: Disabled
ESC
F1
F5
F7
: Quit
: Help
PU/PD/+/: Old Values
: Load Setup Defaults (Shift) F2
:Select Item
: Modify
: Color
Figure 3-9 Integrated Peripherals Setup Screen
A. On Board IDE Control
IDE HDD Block Mode
Specify the maximum number of sectors that can be transferred at a time.
IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave PIO
The four IDE PIO (programmed Input/Output) fields let you set a PIO mode (04) for each IDE device that the internal PCI IDE interface supports. Modes 0 through
4 provide successively increased performance. In Auto mode, the system
automatically determines the best mode for each device.
On-chip Primary/Secondary PCI IDE
You can set this to disable the On-chip IDE controller if you are going to add
a higher performance IDE boa
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B. USB Keyboard Support
If your current operating system doesn't support USB drivers (i.e., DOS) this
function must be enabled for USB keyboard operation in these operating systems.
! When using a USB keyboard this function is automatically Enabled during
bootup regardless of its setting in BIOS.
C. Init Display First
This function allows user to choose between AGP slot or VGA slot to initialize
Display first .
D. Power On Function
Set to BUTTON ONLY to control your computer's power on function of your
system case. Select a function to turn on your computer. If you set this function
to Hot Key or Password you must designate the keystrokes or password that will
turn on the computer. Note that the power button is always able to turn on the
computer regardless of how this function is set.
! If you have forgotten your passord, you must remove the power cable from
the ATX power supply connector and clear the CMOS data as discussed
in Section 2-4 to clear the password.
E. Onboard FDC Controller
Select Enabled if your system has a floppy disk controller (FDC) installed on the
system board and you wish to use it. If you install an add-in FDC or the system
has no floppy drive, select Disabled in this field.
F. COM2 Mode Select
This function allows you to select an operating mode for the second serial port.
(Normal RS-232C serial port/IrDA SIR 1.0 specification/ASKIR 0.57-MB/sec
infrared port)
G. Onboard Parallel Port
Select a logical LPT port address and corresponding interrupt for the physical
parallel port.
H. Parallel Port Mode
Select an operating mode for the onboard parallel (printer) port. Select
SPP unless you are certain your hardware and software support one of the other
available modes.
I. Power Failure Recovery
Computers using an ATX power supply do not turn back on after the power source
to the computer unexpectedly fails (i.e. electricity outage). Enabling this setting
will allow the system to always turn back on after a power failure. This is especially
important for computers that must be on 24 hours per day
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3-9 Supervisor Password & User Password Setting
There are four different variables that control password settings. The first two are
located under the Security Option function in BIOS Features Setup Menu (Figure
3-3). When the Security Option function is set to Setup, a password is required to
enter BIOS and change BIOS settings. When the Securitiy Option function is set
to System, a password is required to to enter both BIOS and the the computer's
operating system (for example Windows 95) found on the boot drive. This is shown
in Figures 3-10 and 3-11.
The third and fourth variables are user password and supervisor password selected
in BIOS (Figure 3-1). The main purpose of separating user and supervisor is to allow
only the supervisor to have control over the settings in BIOS. The user, on the other
hand, is only allowed to access the computer's operating system and change the user
passorword in BIOS (See Figure 3-11 ). Note that when there is no supervisor password
set, the user password controls access to all BIOS settings (See Figure 3-10below).
A. Set Either Supervisor Password or User Password
Figure 3-10 Set Either Supervisor or User Password
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B. Set Both Supervisor Password and User Password
Figure 3-11
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Set Both Supervisor and User Password
Award BIOS Setup Program
3-10 IDE HDD Auto Detection
This utility can automatically detect IDE hard disk type and parameters. The detection
process take about 5 seconds for each physical drive. After the utility detects the
disk drive, type Y and press [Enter] to automatically load the parameters in the Hard
Disk section of the Standard CMOS Setup menu. Otherwise, leave the option set
at N and press [Enter] or the [Esc] key to skip the detected drive. After detecting
your hard drive(s), return to the Standard CMOS menu to check your settings.
ROM PCI / ISA BIOS (2A69KC39)
CMOS SETUP UTILITY
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
HARD DISKS
TYPE
Primary Master
:
SIZE
CYLS
HEAD
PRECOMP
LANDZ
SECTOR
MODE
Select Primary Master Option (N=Skip) : N
OPTIONS
SIZE
CYLS
HEAD
PRECOMP
LANDZ
SECTOR
MODE
2 (Y)
1
3
547
547
547
530
1060
530
32
16
32
0
65535
65535
1059
1059
1059
63
63
63
LBA
NORMAL
LARGE
Note: Some OSes (like SCO-UNIX) must use "NORMAL" for installation
ESC: Skip
Figure 3-12 IDE HDD Auto Detection Screen
3-11 Save and Exit Setup
If you select this and type Y (for yes) followed by the [Enter] key, the values
entered in the setup utilities will be recorded in the CMOS memory of the BIOS
chip.
3-12 Exit Without Saving
Selecting this option and pressing Y followed by the [Enter] key lets you exit the
Setup program without recording any new values or changing old values.
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Brief Software Driver Guide
Chapter 4
Brief Software Driver Guide
The Mainboard Software Guide is found on the CD-ROM that is enclosed with your
mainboard and is a PDF file which must be viewed with Adobe's freeware called
Acrobat® Reader. The Acrobat Reader software is also included on the same CDROM. See the Readme.txt file in the CD-ROM's root directory for installation
instructions of the Acrobat Reader. The Mainboard software guide discusses the
following items:
The following items are discussed in the PDF files:
- Bus Master/PIO IDE Driver Installation
- USB Driver Installation
- Removing the Exclamation and/or Question Marks From the Windows 95 Device
Manager Menu
- Updating Your System BIOS
- Installing and Using a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) Utility
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Introduction
Appendix I
On Board I/O Addresses & IRQ Maps
System Resource
IRQ
I/O Address
1. Timer8
IRQ08
040, 043
2. Keyboard8
IRQ18
060, 064
3. Programmable INT
IRQ28
0020, 0021,
00A0, 00A1
4. COM2(B)8
IRQ38
2F8, 2FF
5. COM1(A)8
IRQ48
3F8, 3FF
6. Floppy8
IRQ68
3F0, 3F7
7. LPT18
IRQ78
378, 37F
8. Real Time Clock8
IRQ8
070, 071
9. PS/2 Mouse8
IRQ128
060, 064
10.Math coprocessor8
IRQ138
0F0, 0FF
11.IDE 18
IRQ148
1F0, 1F7
12.IDE 28
IRQ158
170, 177
! IRQ 5, 9, 10 and 11 are available for interface cards.
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Introduction
Appendix II
TwinBIOS Tec
hnology (Optional)
echnology
Introduction
We are pleased to introduce the Peer to Peer Twin BIOS technology, a new
genaration BIOS system for your motherboard. Twin BIOS are phisically two BIOS
chips, known as BIOS 1 and BIOS 2. If either one of the BIOS fails, the other
BIOS will be ready to take over the Boot BIOS function. Wheather the problem
is caused by a virus, flashing BIOS failure or a corrupted Boot BIOS chip, The
other BIOS will always back you up.
! Using the Backup BIOS Recovery
This feature enable you to manually shift to another BIOS once the the BIOS fails
to boot. Set (JP8) jumper pin to 2-3 to enable hardware booting and then press
the reset button together with the power on button to boot up.
! Selecting Boot BIOS
Set (JP8) jumper pin to 1-2 to enable BIOS selection in the BIOS Features setup
from the CMOS Setup Utility menu. Select Boot BIOS and choose between BIOS
1 (default) or BIOS 2 option to boot your system.
! Update BIOS Using Embbeded Flash Memory Utility
A. Boot from BIOS 1
1. Start computer, upon post, press ALT+F2 Keys to enter AWDFLASH setup.
Select the BIOS you want to update:
Press <F1> "BIOS 1"
Press <F2> "BIOS 2"
Press <ESC> to continue Post
update from Floppy Disk
Select source to update "BIOS 2"
Press <Enter> from BIOS 1
<ESC> from Floppy
Note:
"
Flash BIOS Protection must be set to Disabled in the Advance Chipset
Feature from the CMOS Setup Utility menu. See Chapter 3.
"
Don't turn off or restart your system during programming process.
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B. Boot from BIOS 2
1. Start computer, upon post, press ALT+F2 Keys to enter AWDFLASH setup.
Select the BIOS you want to update:
Press <F1> "BIOS 1"
Press <F2> "BIOS 2"
Press <ESC> to continue Post
Select source to update "BIOS 1"
Press <Enter> from BIOS 2
<ESC> from Floppy
update from Floppy Disk
Note:
" Flash BIOS Protection must be set to Disabled in the Advance Chipset
Feature from the CMOS Setup Utility menu. See Chapter 3.
" Don't turn off or restart your system during programming process.
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