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Preface
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particular purpose. The manufacturer reserves the right to revise this publication and
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Other product names used in this manual are the properties of their respective
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, 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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment onto 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.
Shielded interconnect cables and a shielded AC power cable must be employed with
this equipment to ensure compliance with the pertinent RF emission limits governing this device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the system ’ s
manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Canadian Department of Communications
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interferencecausing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement sur
le matériel brouilieur du Canada.
About the Manual
The manual consists of the following:
Chapter 1
Describes features of the motherboard.
Introducing the Motherboard
Go to
Chapter 2
Describes installation of motherboard
components.
Installing the Motherboard
Chapter 3
Using BIOS
Chapter 4
Go to
Setting Up AMD SB850 RAID
H
page 1
page 7
Provides information on using the BIOS
Setup Utility.
Go to
H
page 27
Describes the motherboard software
Using the Motherboard Software Go to
Chapter 5
H
H
page 49
Provides information about SATA RAID
Setup
H
Configuration
Go to
Chatper 6
Describes the eJIFFY setting up
Setting Up eJIFFY
Go to
Chapter 7
Provides basic troubleshooting tips
Trouble Shooting
Go to
Preface
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page 53
page 61
page 71
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
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Chapter 1
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Introducing the Motherboard
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Introduction............................................................................................1
Features...................................................................................................2
Motherboard Components...................................................................4
Chapter 2
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Installing the Motherboard
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Safety Precautions...............................................................................7
Choosing a Computer Case..................................................................7
Installing the Motherboard in a Case.................................................7
Checking Jumper Settings....................................................................8
Setting Jumpers...............................................................................8
Checking Jumper Settings...............................................................9
Jumper Settings...............................................................................9
Installing Hardware..........................................................................10
Installing the Processor.................................................................10
Installing Memory Modules...........................................................11
Expansion Slots.............................................................................15
Connecting Optional Devices........................................................17
Installing a SATA Hard Drive.......................................................20
Connecting I/O Devices......................................................................21
Connecting Case Components..........................................................22
Front Panel Header.......................................................................24
Chapter 3
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Using BIOS
27
About the Setup Utility....................................................................27
The Standard Configuration..........................................................27
Entering the Setup Utility...............................................................27
Resetting the Default CMOS Values...............................................28
Using BIOS............................................................................................29
Standard CMOS Setup..................................................................30
Advanced Setup.............................................................................32
Advanced Chipset Setup................................................................33
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Integrated Peripherals..................................................................34
Power Management Setup.............................................................35
PCI/PnP Setup...............................................................................36
PC Health Status...........................................................................37
M.I.B. III (MB Intelligent Bios)......................................................41
Load Default Settings....................................................................44
Load Non Disk..............................................................................44
Supervisor Password.....................................................................46
User Password...............................................................................47
Save & Exit Setup ..........................................................................47
Exit Without Saving........................................................................47
Updating the BIOS.........................................................................48
Chapter 4
49
Using the Motherboard Software
49
About the Software DVD-ROM/CD-ROM....................................49
Auto-installing under Windows XP/Vista/7...................................49
Running Setup...............................................................................50
Manual Installation..........................................................................52
Utility Software Reference................................................................52
Chapter 5
53
Setting Up AMD SB850 RAID Configuration
53
Setting Up a Bootable RAID Array..................................................53
Chapter 6
61
Setting Up eJIFFY
61
Introduction.................................................................................61
Installation and BIOS Setup...........................................................62
Entering eJIFFY................................................................................65
Features Icons.....................................................................................66
Usage FAQ..........................................................................................67
Chapter 7
71
Trouble Shooting
71
Start up problems during assembly............................................71
Start up problems after prolong use.............................................72
Maintenance and care tips.............................................................72
Basic Troubleshooting Flowchart................................................73
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Chapter 1
Introducing the Motherboard
Introduction
Thank you for choosing the IC890GXM-A motherboard. This motherboard is a high
performance, enhanced function motherboard that supports socket for AMD
PhenomTM II/AthlonTM II (socket AM3)/SempronTM processors for high-end business
or personal desktop markets.
The motherboard incorporates the AMD 890GX Northbridge (NB) and SB850
Southbridge (SB) chipsets. The Northbridge supports the HyperTransportTM 3.0 interface. The memory controller supports DDR3 memory DIMM frequencies of
1600 (OC)/1333/1066/800*1. It supports four DDR3 slots with maximum memory
size of 32 GB*2. One PCI Express x16 slot, intended for Graphics Interface, is fully
compliant to the PCI Express Gen2 (version 1.0). In addition, two PCI Express x1
slots are supported.
The SB850 Southbridge supports one PCI Express x4 slot which is PCI v2.0 compliant and two PCI slots which are PCI v2.3 compliant. It integrates USB 2.0 interface,
supporting up to fourteen functional ports (eight USB ports and three USB 2.0
headers support additional six USB ports). The Southbridge integrates a Serial ATA
host controller, supporting five SATA ports with maximum transfer rate up to 6.0
Gb/s each.
There is an advanced full set of I/O ports in the rear panel, including PS/2 mouse and
keyboard connectors, one VGA port, one DVI port, one ESATA port, eight USB
ports, one LAN port and audio jacks for microphone, line-in and 8-ch line-out.
*1. Due to the limitation of AMD CPU spec, please refer to Memory QVL
for more information.
*2. Due to the DRAM maximum size (2 GB per dimm) at present, the
memory maximum size we have tested is 8 GB.
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Feature
Processor
This motherboard uses a socket AM3 that carries the following features:
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Accommodates AMD PhenomTM II/AthlonTM II (socket AM3)/SempronTM
processors
Supports HyperTransportTM (HT) 3.0 interface speeds
HyperTransportTM Technology is a point-to-point link between two devices, it
enables integrated circuits to exchange information at much higher speeds than
currently available interconnect technologies.
Chipset
The AMD 890GX Northbridge (NB) and SB850 Southbridge (SB) chipsets are
based on an innovative and scalable architecture with proven reliability and
performance.
AMD 890GX
(NB)
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One x4 A-Link Express III interface for connection to
an AMD Southbridge. The A-Link Express III is a proprietary interface developed by AMD basing on the PCI
Express technology, with additional NorthbridgeSouthbridge messaging functionalities. It supports the
PCIe Gen 2 transfer rate of 5 GT/s, and is backward
compatible with the A-Link Express II interface.
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Supports one x16 PCI-Express Gen2 graphics link
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Fully supports ACPI states S1, S3, S4 and S5
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Supports ATI HyperMemory*.
Note: Includes dedicated and shared memory. The amount of
HyperMemory available is determined by various factors. For details, please consult your AMD CSS representative.
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Supports 16-bit up/down HyperTransport (HT) 3.0 interface up to 4.8 GT/s.
Compliant with PCI 2.3 specification at 33 MHz
Two-lane PCI Express® (PCIe®) 2.0 interface, supporting up to two general purpose devices. Supported
configurations include: § 1x2 § 2x1
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Supports five Serial ATA devices which speeds up
to 6 Gb/s
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Integrated USB 2.0 Host Controller supporting up to
fourteen USB 2.0 ports
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Supports integrated RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID
10 functionality across all 5 ports (RAID 10 requires
use of 4 or more SATA ports, and RAID 5 requires use
Memory
of 3 or more SATA ports)
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Supports DDR3 1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 DDR3 SDRAM with Dual-channel architecture
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Accommodates four unbuffered DIMMs
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Up to 8 GB per DIMM with maximum memory size up to 32 GB
SB850 (SB)
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Audio
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7.1+2 Channel High Definition Audio Codec
Meets Microsoft WLP3.x (Windows Logo Program) audio requirements
All DACs supports 44.1k/48k/96k/192kHz sample rate
Software selectable 2.5V/3.2V/4.0V VREFOUT
Direct Sound 3D. compatible
Power Support: Digital: 3.3V; Analog: 5.0V
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Onboard LAN
Supports PCI ExpressTM 1.1
Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
Wake-on-LAN and remote wake-up support
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Expansion Options
The
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motherboard comes with the following expansion options:
One PCI Express x16 slot for Graphics Interface
One PCI Express x4 slot(the second PCI-e x16 slot with Blue color)
Two PCI Express x1 slots
Two 32-bit PCI v2.3 compliant slots
Five 7-pin SATA connectors
This motherboard supports Ultra DMA bus mastering with transfer rates of 133/
100/66/33 MB/s.
Integrated I/O
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The motherboard has a full set of I/O ports and connectors:
Two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard
One VGA port
One DVI port
One ESATA port
Eight USB ports
One LAN port
Audio jacks for microphone, line-in and 8-ch line-out
BIOS Firmware
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motherboard uses AMI BIOS that enables users to configure many sysfeatures including the following:
Power management
Wake-up alarms
CPU parameters
CPU and memory timing
The firmware can also be used to set parameters for different processor clock
speeds.
1. Some hardware specifications and software items are subject to change
without prior notice.
2. Due to chipset limitation, we recommend that motherboard be operated in
the ambiance between 0 and 50°C.
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Specifications
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AMD PhenomTM II/AthlonTM II (socket AM3)/SempronTM processors
Supports “Hyper-Threading” technology CPU
Chipset
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NB: AMD 890GX SB: SB850
Memory
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Dual-channel DDR3 memory architecture
4 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets support up to 32 GB
Supports DDR3 1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 DDR3 SDRAM
Expansion
Slots
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1 x PCI Express Gen2 x16 slot
1 x PCI Express x4 slot(the second blue PCI Express x16 is
bandwidth of x4)
2 x PCI Express x1 slots
2 x PCI slots
Storage
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Supported by AMD SB850 Express Chipset
5 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s Host Controllers
Supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
Audio
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ALC892 8-Channel
LAN
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Realtek 8111DL PCIE GigaLAN Controller
CPU
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1 x PS/2 keyboard & PS/2 mouse connector
1 x VGA port
1 x DVI port
1 x ESATA port
8 x USB ports
1 x RJ45 LAN connector
1 x Audio port (Line in, microphone in, 8-ch optional line out)
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Internal I/O
Connectors &
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Headers
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1 x 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector & 8-pin ATX12V
connector
5 x Serial ATA connectors
3 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 6 USB ports
1 x Front panel header
1 x Chassis Intrusion Detect header
1 x SPDIF out header
1 x Front panel audio header
1 x Speaker header
1 x COM header
CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN/PWR_FAN connectors
System BIOS
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AMI BIOS with 8Mb SPI ROM
Supports Plug and Play 1.0A, APM 1.2, Multi Boot, DMI
Supports ACPI revision 1.0 specification
Form Factor
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ATX Size, 305mm x 244mm
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Motherboard Components
The above image is for reference only; please take the actual
motherboard for detailed parts.
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Table of Motherboard Components
LABEL
COMPONENTS
Socket for AMD PhenomTM II/AthlonTM II (socket AM3)/
1. CPU Socket
2. CPU_FAN
3. DIMM1~4
4. ATX_POWER
5. SYS_FAN
6. CASE
7. SATA1~5
8. SPK
9. PANEL
10. SPI_DEBUG
11. CLR_CMOS
12. F_USB1~3
13. USBPWR_F1~2
14. PWR_FAN
15. COM
16. SPDIFO
17. F_AUDIO
18. PCI1~2
19. PCIE16X_S
20. PCIE1~2
21. PCIEX16
22. USBPWR_R1~2
23. ATX12V
SempronTM processors
CPU cooling fan connector
240-pin DDR3 SDRAM slots
Standard 24-pin ATX power connector
System cooling fan connector
Chassis intrusion detect header
Serial ATA connectors
Speaker header
Front panel switch/LED header
SPI debug header-for factory use only
Clear CMOS jumper
Front Panel USB headers
Front panel USB power select jumpers
Power cooling fan connector
Onboard serial port connector
SPDIF out header
Front panel audio header
32-bit add-on card slots
PCI Express x4 slot
PCI Express x1 slots
PCI Express x16 graphics card slot
Rear USB/PS2 power select jumpers
8-pin +12V power connector
This concludes Chapter 1. The next chapter explains how to install the motherboard.
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Chapter 2
Installing the Motherboard
Safety Precautions
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Follow these safety precautions when installing the motherboard
Wear a grounding strap attached to a grounded device to avoid damage from static electricity
Discharge static electricity by touching the metal case of a safely
grounded object before working on the motherboard
Leave components in the static-proof bags they came in
Hold all circuit boards by the edges. Do not bend circuit boards
Choosing a Computer Case
There are many types of computer cases on the market. The motherboard complies
with the specifications for the ATX system case. Firstly, some features on the
motherboard are implemented by cabling connectors on the motherboard to indicators and switches on the system case. Make sure that your case supports all the
features required. Secondly, this motherboard supports one floppy diskette drive and
two enhanced IDE drives. Make sure that your case has sufficient power and space for
all drives that you intend to install.
Most cases have a choice of I/O templates in the rear panel. Make sure that the I/O
template in the case matches the I/O ports installed on the rear edge of the
motherboard.
This motherboard carries an ATX form factor of 305 X 244 mm. Choose a case that
accommodates this form factor.
Installing the Motherboard in a Case
Refer to the following illustration and instructions for installing the motherboard in
a case.
Most system cases have mounting brackets installed in the case, which correspond
the holes in the motherboard. Place the motherboard over the mounting brackets
and secure the motherboard onto the mounting brackets with screws.
Ensure that your case has an I/O template that supports the I/O ports and expansion
slots on your motherboard.
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Do not over-tighten the screws as this can stress the motherboard.
Checking Jumper Settings
This section explains how to set jumpers for correct configuration of the motherboard.
Setting Jumpers
Use the motherboard jumpers to set system configuration options. Jumpers with
more than one pin are numbered. When setting the jumpers, ensure that the jumper
caps are placed on the correct pins.
The illustrations show a 2-pin jumper. When
the jumper cap is placed on both pins, the
jumper is SHORT. If you remove the jumper
cap, or place the jumper cap on just one pin,
the jumper is OPEN.
SHORT
This illustration shows a 3-pin jumper. Pins
1 and 2 are SHORT.
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Checking Jumper Settings
The following illustration shows the location of the motherboard jumpers. Pin 1 is
labeled.
Jumper Settings
Jumper
Type Description
Setting (default)
1-2: NORMAL
CLR_CMOS 3-pin Clear CMOS
2-3: CLEAR
Before clearing the
CMOS, make sure to
turn off the system.
Rear USB PS/2
USBPWR_R1~2 3-pin Power Select
Jumper
1-2: VCC
2-3: 5VSB
Front Panel
USBPWR_F1~2 3-pin USB Power
Select Jumper
1-2: VCC
2-3: 5VSB
1
CLR_CMOS
1
USBPWR_R1~2
1
USBPWR_F1~2
1. To avoid the system unstability after clearing CMOS, we recommend
users to enter the main BIOS setting page to “Load Default Settings” and
then “Save & Exit Setup”.
2. Make sure the power supply provides enough 5VSB voltage before
selecting the 5VSB function.
3. It is required that users place the USBPWR_R1~2 & USBPWR_F1~2
cap onto 2-3 pin rather than 1-2 pin as default if you want to wake up the
computer by USB/PS2 KB/Mouse.
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Installing Hardware
Installing the Processor
Caution: When installing a CPU heatsink and cooling fan make sure that
you DO NOT scratch the motherboard or any of the surface-mount resistors with the clip of the cooling fan. If the clip of the cooling fan scrapes
across the motherboard, you may cause serious damage to the motherboard
or its components.
On most motherboards, there are small surface-mount resistors near the
processor socket, which may be damaged if the cooling fan is carelessly
installed.
Avoid using cooling fans with sharp edges on the fan casing and the clips.
Also, install the cooling fan in a well-lit work area so that you can clearly
see the motherboard and processor socket.
Before installing the Processor
This motherboard automatically determines the CPU clock frequency and system
bus frequency for the processor. You may be able to change these settings by making
changes to jumpers on the motherboard, or changing the settings in the system Setup
Utility. We strongly recommend that you do not over-clock processors or other
components to run faster than their rated speed.
Warning:
1. Over-clocking components can adversely affect the reliability of the
system and introduce errors into your system. Over-clocking can permanently damage the motherboard by generating excess heat in components
that are run beyond the rated limits.
2. Always remove the AC power by unplugging the power cord from the
power outlet before installing or removing the motherboard or other hardware components.
This motherboard has a socket AM3 processor socket. When choosing a processor,
consider the performance requirements of the system. Performance is based on the
processor design, the clock speed and system bus frequency of the processor, and the
quantity of internal cache memory and external cache memory.
Fail-Safe Procedures for Over-clocking
When end-users encounter failure after attempting over-clocking, please take
the following steps to recover from it.
1. Shut down the computer.
2. Press and hold the “Page Up Key (PgUp)” of the keyboard, and then boot the
PC up.
3. Two seconds after the PC boots up, release the “Page Up Key (PgUp)”.
4. The BIOS returns to the default setting by itself.
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CPU Installation Procedure
The following illustration shows CPU installation components.
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4
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Install your CPU. Pull up the lever away from
the socket and lift up to 90-degree angle.
Locate the CPU cut edge (the corner with
the pin hold noticeably missing). Align and
insert the CPU correctly.
Press the lever down and apply thermal
grease on top of the CPU.
Put the CPU Fan down on the retention module and snap the four retention legs of the
cooling fan into place.
Flip the levers over to lock the heat sink in
place and connect the CPU cooling Fan power
cable to the CPUFAN connector. This completes the installation.
To achieve better airflow rates and heat dissipation, we suggest that you
use a high quality fan with 4800 rpm at least. CPU fan and heatsink
installation procedures may vary with the type of CPU fan/heatsink supplied. The form and size of fan/heatsink may also vary.
Installing Memory Modules
This motherboard accommodates four memory modules. It can support four 240-pin
DDR3 1600(OC)/1333/1066/800. The total memory capacity is 32 GB.
DDR3 SDRAM memory module table
Memory module
Memory Bus
DDR3 800
DDR3 1066
DDR3 1333
DDR3 1600
400 MHz
533 MHz
667 MHz
800 MHz
You must install at least one module in any of the four slots. Each module can be
installed with 8 GB of memory.
Do not remove any memory module from its antistatic packaging until
you are ready to install it on the motherboard. Handle the modules only
by their edges. Do not touch the components or metal parts. Always
wear a grounding strap when you handle the modules.
* 1.
Due to the limitation of AMD CPU spec, please refer to Memory QVL
for more information.
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Installation Procedure
Refer to the following to install the memory modules.
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2
3
4
5
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This motherboard supports unbuffered DDR3 SDRAM only.
Push the latches on each side of the DIMM slot down.
Align the memory module with the slot. The DIMM slots are keyed with
notches and the DIMMs are keyed with cutouts so that they can only be
installed correctly.
Check that the cutouts on the DIMM module edge connector match the
notches in the DIMM slot.
Install the DIMM module into the slot and press it firmly down until it
seats correctly. The slot latches are levered upwards and latch on to
the edges of the DIMM.
Install any remaining DIMM modules.
For best performance and compatibility, we recommend that users install
DIMMs in the sequence of DIMM3, DIMM4, DIMM1 and DIMM2.
Recommend configuration for best performance and compatibility
Number of DIMMs
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
1
2
3
4
AM3
Single Channel
Dual Channel
Single Channel
Dual Channel
: operation with normal performance
: operation with the best performance
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Table A: DDR3 (memory module) QVL (Qualified Vendor List)
The following DDR3 memory modules have been tested and qualified for use with this
motherboard.
Type
Size
1 GB
Vendor
Module Name
Hynix
HMT112U6AFP8C-G7N0 AA
Kingston
KVR1066D3N7
Micron
MT8JTF12864AZ-1G1F1
Ramaxel
RMR1810NA48E7F-1066-LF
M2Y2G64CB8HC9N-BE
Elixir
DDR3 1066
M2Y2G64CB8HC5N-BE
M2Y2G64CB8HA9N-BE 0922.TW
2 GB
Kingston
Micron
KVR1066D3N7/4G 9905403-028.A00LF
MT16JTF25664AZ-1G1F1
MT16JTF25664AY-1G1D1
Samsung
M378B5673DZ1-CF8 0842
A-data
AD3U1333B1G9-B
Apacer
78.01GC6.9L0
Elixir
EBJ10UE8BDF0-DJ-F
Hynix
HMT112U6AFP8C-H9N0 AA
KingMax
DDR3 1333
1 GB
Micron
PSC
Ramaxel
Samsung
Silicon
Power
FLFD45F-B8KG9 NAES
FLFD45F-B8KG9 NAUS
MT8JTF12864AY-1G4D1
MT8JTF12864AZ-1G4F1
AL7F8G73D-DG1
RMR1810E7F-1333
RMR1810KD48E7F-1333
M378B2873EH1-CH9
SP001GBLTU133S01
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Table B: DDR3 (memory module) QVL (Qualified Vendor List)
The following DDR3 memory modules have been tested and qualified for use with this
motherboard.
Type
Size
Vendor
Module Name
A-data
AD3U1333B2G9-B
Apacer
78.A1GC6.9L1
M2F2G64CB8HA4N-CG 0903.TW
Elixir
M2Y2G64CB8HC9N-CG
EBJ21UE8BDF0-DJ-F/J1108BDSE-DJ-F
M2Y2G64CB8HA9N-CG 0920.TW
F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL
G.SKILL
F3-10666CL8D-4GBECO
Hynix
HMT125U6AFP8C-H9N0 AA
F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ
DDR3 1333
2 GB
KingMax
Kingston
FLFE85F-B8KG9 NEES
FLFE85F-B8KG9 NEUS
KVR1333D3N9/2G 9905403-011.A03LF
Micron
MT16JTF25664AY-1G4D1
Nanya
NT2GC64B8HAONF-CG 0917.TW
PSC
AL8F8G73D-DG1
Ramaxel
RMR186EA48D8F-1333
M378B5673EH1-CH9
4 GB
Samsung
Silicon
Power
Kingston
1 GB
KingMax
FLGD45F-B8KG9 NEES
SP002GBLTU133S01
KVR1333D3N9
A-data
Fast Dragon
Elixir
M2Y2G64CB8HA9N-DG 0928.TWr
F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
DDR3 1600
2 GB
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D-4GBECO
F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO
F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
KingMax
FLGE85F-B8KG9 NEES
KHX1800C9D3K3/3GX 9905402-046.A01LF
DDR3 1800
1 GB
Kingston
DDR3 2133
1 GB
Kingston
KHX2133C9D3T1K2
DDR3 2200
2 GB
G.SKILL
F3-17600CL7D-4GBPIS
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Expansion Slots
Installing Add-on Cards
The slots on this motherboard are designed to hold expansion cards and connect
them to the system bus. Expansion slots are a means of adding or enhancing the
motherboard’s features and capabilities. With these efficient facilities, you can increase the motherboard’s capabilities by adding hardware that performs tasks that are
not part of the basic system.
PCIE1~2 Slots
The PCI Express x1 slots are fully compliant to the PCI
Express Gen2 (version 1.0).
PCIEX16 Slot
The PCI Express x16 slot is used to install an external PCI
Express graphics card that is fully compliant to the PCI
Express Gen2 (version 1.0).
PCIE16X_S
Slot
(PCIEX4 Slot)
The PCI Express x4 slot is fully compliant to the PCI Express Base Specification revision 2.0.
PCI1~2 Slots
This motherboard is equipped with three standard PCI slots.
PCI stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect and is a
bus standard for expansion cards, which for the most part, is
a supplement of the older ISA bus standard. The PCI slots on
this board are PCI v2.3 compliant.
Before installing an add-on card, check the documentation
for the card carefully. If the card is not Plug and Play, you
may have to manually configure the card before installation.
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Follow these instructions to install an add-on card:
1
2
3
Remove a blanking plate from the system case corresponding to the
slot you are going to use.
Install the edge connector of the add-on card into the expansion slot.
Ensure that the edge connector is correctly seated in the slot.
Secure the metal bracket of the card to the system case with a screw.
* For reference only
For some add-on cards, for example graphics adapters and network
adapters, you have to install drivers and software before you can begin
using the add-on card.
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Connecting Optional Devices
Refer to the following for information on connecting the motherboard’s optional
devices:
SATA1~5: Serial ATA connectors
These connectors are used to support the new Serial ATA devices for the highest data
transfer rates (6.0 Gb/s), simpler disk drive cabling and easier PC assembly. It eliminates limitations of the current Parallel ATA interface. But maintains register compatibility and software compatibility with Parallel ATA.
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
Ground
2
TX+
3
5
7
TXRX-
4
6
-
RX+
Ground
Ground
-
SPDIFO: SPDIF out header
This is an optional header that provides an S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface)
output to digital multimedia device through optical fiber or coaxial connector.
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
SPDIF
Function
SPDIF digital output
+5VA
5V analog Power
Key
No pin
GND
Ground
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F_USB1~3: Front Panel USB headers
The motherboard has eight USB ports installed on the rear edge I/O port array.
Additionally, some computer cases have USB ports at the front of the case. If you
have this kind of case, use auxiliary USB connector to connect the front-mounted
ports to the motherboard.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Function
Signal Name
USBPWR
Front Panel USB Power
USBPWR
Front Panel USB Power
USB_FP_P0-
USB Port 0 Negative Signal
USB_FP_P1-
USB Port 1 Negative Signal
USB_FP_P0+
USB Port 0 Positive Signal
USB_FP_P1+
USB Port 1 Positive Signal
GND
Ground
GND
Ground
Key
No pin
USB_FP_OC0
Overcurrent signal
Please make sure that the USB cable has the same pin assignment as
indicated above. A different pin assignment may cause damage or system
hang-up.
F_AUDIO: Front Panel Audio header
This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and lineout ports for easier access.
Pin
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Signal Name
Signal Name
PORT 1L
Pin
SENSE_SEND
2
4
6
8
PORT 2L
10
PORT 1R
PORT 2R
Signal Name
Function
AUD_GND
PRESENCE#
SENSE1_RETURN
KEY
SENSE2_RETURN
CASE: Chassis Intrusion Detect Header
This detects if the chassis cover has been removed. This function needs a chassis
equipped with instrusion detection switch and needs to be enabled in BIOS.
Pin 1-2
Function
Short Chassis cover is removed
Open Chassis cover is closed
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COM: Onboard serial port header
Connect a serial port extension bracket to this header to add a second serial port to
your system.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Signal Name
DCDB
SINB
SOUTB
Function
Data Carrier Detect
Serial Input
UART B Serial Output
DTRB
UART B Data Terminal Ready
GND
Ground
DSRB
Data Set Ready
RTSB
CTSB
RART B Request to Send
Clear to Send
RI
Key
Ring Indicator
No pin
IPS_LED: Intelligent Power Saving
IPS is an advanced power system that provides better energy efficiency for the
processors. The energy canbe greatly saved during idle operation or other low load
conditions which can be confirmed through IPS indicator LEDs.
Red: FULL LOAD
Yellow: NORMAL LOAD
Green: LOW LOAD
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Installing a SATA Hard Drive
This section describes how to install a SATA hard drive.
About SATA Connectors
Your motherboard features five SATA connectors supporting a total of four drives.
SATA refers to Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the standard interface for the IDE hard drives which are currently used in most PCs. These connectors
are well designed and will only fit in one orientation. Locate the SATA connectors on
the motherboard and follow the illustration below to install the SATA hard drives.
Installing Serial ATA Hard Drives
To install the Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives, use the SATA cable that supports the
Serial ATA protocol. This SATA cable comes with an SATA power cable. You can
connect either end of the SATA cable to the SATA hard drive or the connector on the
motherboard.
SATA cable
(optional)
SATA power cable
(optional)
Refer to the illustration below for proper installation:
1
2
3
Attach either cable end to the connector on the motherboard.
Attach the other cable end to the SATA hard drive.
Attach the SATA power cable to the SATA hard drive and connect the
other end to the power supply.
This motherboard supports the “Hot-Plug” function.
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Connecting I/O Devices
The backplane of the motherboard has the following I/O ports:
PS2 Mouse
Use the upper PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 pointing device.
PS2 Keyboard
Use the lower PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 keyboard.
VGA Port
Connect your monitor to the VGA port.
DVI Port
Use the DVI port to connect the monitor.
USB Ports
Use the USB ports to connect USB devices.
LAN Port
Connect an RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to connect your
computer to the network.
ESATA Port
Use this port to connect to external SATA boxes or Serial
ATA port multipliers.
Before connecting the eSATA cables, make sure to turn off
the power of the external enclosure.
Audio Ports
This motherboard may adopt 8-channel audio ports that
correspond to the A,B, C, and E port respectively. In addition, all of the 3 ports, B, C, and E provide users with both
right & left channels individually. Users please refer to the
following note for specific port function definition.
A: Center & Woofer
B: Back Surround
C: Side Surround
D: Line-in
E: Front Out
F: Mic_in Rear
The above port definition can be changed to audio input
or audio output by changing the driver utility setting.
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Connecting Case Components
After you have installed the motherboard into a case, you can begin connecting the
motherboard components. Refer to the following:
1
Connect the CPU cooling fan cable to CPU_FAN.
2
Connect the standard power supply connector to ATX_POWER.
3
Connect the case speaker cable to SPK.
4
Connect the case switches and indicator LEDs to the PANEL.
5
Connect the system cooling fan connector to SYS_FAN.
6
Connect the auxiliary case power supply connector to ATX12V.
7
Connect the power cooling fan connector to PWR_FAN.
Connecting 24-pin power cable
Users please note that the 24-pin power cable can be connected to the
ATX_POWER connector.
With ATX v2.x power supply, users please
note that when installing 24-pin power
cable, the latches of power cable and the
ATX_POWER match perfectly.
24-pin power cable
Connecting 8/4-pin power cable
Users please note that the 8-pin and 4-pin power cables can both be connected to the ATX12V connector.
When installing 8-pin power cable, the
latches of power cable and the ATX12V
connector match perfectly.
8-pin power cable
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When installing 4-pin power cable, the latch
falls on the left side of the ATX12V
connector.
4-pin power cable
CPU_FAN: Cooling FAN Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
Function
Signal Name
GND
+12V
System Ground
Power +12V
Sense
Sensor
PWM
CPU FAN control
Users please note that the fan connector supports the CPU cooling
fan of 1.1A~2.2A (26.4W max.) at +12V.
ATX_POWER: ATX 24-pin Power Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Signal Name
+3.3V
Ground
+5V
Ground
+5V
Ground
PWRGD
+5VSB
10
11
+12V
12
Pin
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
+3.3V
Signal Name
+3.3V
-12V
COM
PS_ON
COM
COM
COM
-5V
+5V
+5V
+12V
22
23
+3.3V
24
COM
+5V
SYS_FAN/PWR_FAN: FAN Power Connectors
Pin
1
2
3
Signal Name
Function
System Ground
Power +12V
Sensor
GND
+12V
Sense
SPK: Internal speaker
Pin
1
2
3
4
Signal Name
VCC
Key
NC
Signal
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ATX12V: ATX 12V Power Connector
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
1
2
3
4
Ground
5
6
7
8
Ground
Ground
Ground
Signal Name
+12V
+12V
+12V
+12V
Front Panel Header
The front panel header (F_PANEL) provides a standard set of switch and LED
headers commonly found on ATX or Micro ATX cases. Refer to the table below for
information:
Pin
Signal
Function
Pin
Signal
Function
1
HD_LED_P Hard disk LED (+) 2
3
HD_LED_N Hard disk LED (-)
4
FP PWR/SLP *MSG LED (-)
5
RST_SW_N Reset Switch (-)
6
PWR_SW_P Power Switch (+)
FP PWR/SLP *MSG LED (+)
7
RST_SW_P
Reset Switch (+)
8
PWR_SW_N Power Switch (-)
9
RSVD
Reserved
10
Key
No pin
* MSG LED (dual color or single color)
Hard Drive Activity LED
Connecting pins 1 and 3 to a front panel mounted LED provides visual indication
that data is being read from or written to the hard drive. For the LED to function
properly, an IDE drive should be connected to the onboard IDE interface. The LED
will also show activity for devices connected to the SCSI (hard drive activity LED)
connector.
Power/Sleep/Message waiting LED
Connecting pins 2 and 4 to a single or dual-color, front panel mounted LED provides
power on/off, sleep, and message waiting indication.
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Reset Switch
Supporting the reset function requires connecting pin 5 and 7 to a momentarycontact switch that is normally open. When the switch is closed, the board resets and
runs POST.
Power Switch
Supporting the power on/off function requires connecting pins 6 and 8 to a momentary-contact switch that is normally open. The switch should maintain contact for at
least 50 ms to signal the power supply to switch on or off. The time requirement is
due to internal de-bounce circuitry. After receiving a power on/off signal, at least two
seconds elapses before the power supply recognizes another on/off signal.
This concludes Chapter 2. The next chapter covers the BIOS.
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Memo
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Chapter 3
Using BIOS
About the Setup Utility
The computer uses the latest “American Megatrends Inc. ” BIOS with support for
Windows Plug and Play. The CMOS chip on the motherboard contains the ROM
setup instructions for configuring the motherboard BIOS.
The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) Setup Utility displays the system ’ s
configuration status and provides you with options to set system parameters. The
parameters are stored in battery-backed-up CMOS RAM that saves this information
when the power is turned off. When the system is turned back on, the system is
configured with the values you stored in CMOS.
The BIOS Setup Utility enables you to configure:
•
Hard drives, diskette drives and peripherals
•
Video display type and display options
•
Password protection from unauthorized use
•
Power Management features
The settings made in the Setup Utility affect how the computer performs. Before
using the Setup Utility, ensure that you understand the Setup Utility options.
This chapter provides explanations for Setup Utility options.
The Standard Configuration
A standard configuration has already been set in the Setup Utility. However, we
recommend that you read this chapter in case you need to make any changes in the
future.
This Setup Utility should be used:
•
when changing the system configuration
•
when a configuration error is detected and you are prompted to make
changes to the Setup Utility
•
when trying to resolve IRQ conflicts
•
when making changes to the Power Management configuration
•
when changing the password or making other changes to the Security
Setup
Entering the Setup Utility
When you power on the system, BIOS enters the Power-On Self Test (POST)
routines. POST is a series of built-in diagnostics performed by the BIOS. After the
POST routines are completed, the following message appears:
Press DEL to enter SETUP
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Press the delete key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.
CMOS Setup Utility -- Copyright (C) 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
f Standard CMOS Setup
f Advanced Setup
f Advanced Chipset Setup
f Integrated Peripherals
f Power Management Setup
f PCI/PnP Setup
f PC Health Status
f M.I.B. III (MB Intelligent BIOS III)
f
f
Load Default Settings
Load Non Disk
Supervisor Password
User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
mnlk: Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save
F1:General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
v02.62 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Mega trends, Inc.
Resetting the Default CMOS Values
When powering on for the first time, the POST screen may show a “CMOS
Settings Wrong” message. This standard message will appear following a clear
CMOS data at factory by the manufacturer. You simply need to Load Default
Settings to reset the default CMOS values.
Note: Changes to system hardware such as different CPU, memories, etc. may also
trigger this message.
CMOS Setup Utility -- Copyright (C) 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
f Standard CMOS Setup
f Advanced Setup
f Advanced Chipset Setup
f Integrated Peripherals
f Power Management Setup
f PCI/PnP Setup
f PC Health Status
f M.I.B. III (MB Intelligent BIOS III)
Load Default Settings
Load Non Disk
Supervisor Password
Load Default Settings?
User Password
Save & Exit Setup
[Ok] [Cancel]
Exit Without Saving
f
f
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save
F1:General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
v02.62 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Mega trends, Inc.
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Using BIOS
When you start the Setup Utility, the main menu appears. The main menu of the
Setup Utility displays a list of the options that are available. A highlight indicates
which option is currently selected. Use the cursor arrow keys to move the highlight
to other options. When an option is highlighted, execute the option by pressing
<Enter>.
Some options lead to pop-up dialog boxes that prompt you to verify that you wish to
execute that option. Other options lead to dialog boxes that prompt you for information.
Some options (marked with a triangle f) lead to submenus that enable you to change
the values for the option. Use the cursor arrow keys to scroll through the items in the
submenu.
In this manual, default values are enclosed in parenthesis. Submenu items are denoted
by a triangle f .
The default BIOS setting for this motherboard applies for most conditions
with optimum performance. It is not suggested to change the default
values in the BIOS setup and the manufacture takes no responsibility to
any damage caused by changing the BIOS settings.
BIOS Navigation Keys
The BIOS navigation keys are listed below:
KEY
FUNCTION
ESC
Exits the current menu
mn < >
Scrolls through the items on a menu
+/-/
Modifies the selected field’s values
Enter
Select
F9
Load a default optimized setting
F10
Saves the current configuration and exits setup
F1
Displays a screen that describes all key functions
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For the purpose of better product maintenance, the manufacture reserves
the right to change the BIOS items presented in this manual. The BIOS
setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference only and may differ
from the actual BIOS. Please visit the manufacture’s website for updated
manual.
Standard CMOS Setup
This option displays basic information about your system.
CMOS Setup Utility -- Copyright (C) 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
Standard CMOS Setup
Date
Time
f
f
f
f
f
f
Mon 01/18/2010
00:02:28
SATA1
SATA 2
SATA 3
SATA 4
SATA 5
eSATA
Not Detected
Not Detected
Not Detected
Not Detected
Not Detected
Not Detected
IDE BusMaster
Help Item
User [Enter], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Date.
Enabled
mnlk: Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
Date & Time
The Date and Time items show the current date and time on the computer. If you are
running a Windows OS, these items are automatically updated whenever you make
changes to the Windows Date and Time Properties utility.
fSATA1~5, eSATA
This motherboard supports five SATA channels and each channel allows one SATA
device to be installed.
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SATA1
Help Item
SATA1
Device :
Not Detected
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
S.M.A.R.T.
32Bit Data Transfer
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enabled
mnlk: Move
Select the type
of the device connected
to the system.
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
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Type (Auto)
Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify. If the feature
is enabled, it will enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data
during each transfer.
LBA/Large Mode (Auto)
Use this item to set the LBA/Large mode to enhance hard disk performance by
optimizing the area the hard disk is visited each time.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) (Auto)
If the feature is enabled, it will enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing
more data during each transfer.
PIO Mode (Auto)
Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by optimizing
the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode (Auto)
DMA capability allows users to improve the transfer-speed and data-integrity for
compatible IDE devices.
S.M.A.R.T. (Auto)
The S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) system is a
diagnostics technology that monitors and predicts device performance. S.M.A.R.T.
software resides on both the disk drive and the host computer.
32Bit Data Transfer (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable 32Bit Data Transfer.
Press <Esc> to return to the Standard CMOS Setup page.
IDE BusMaster (Enabled)
This item enables or disables the DMA under DOS mode. We recommend you to leave
this item at the default value.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Advanced Setup
This page sets up more advanced information about your system. Handle this page
with caution. Any changes can affect the operation of your computer.
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Advanced Setup
Help Item
AMD C&Q
Enhanced Halt (C1E)
Quick Power on Self Test
Boot Up Numlock Status
APIC Mode
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
Boot Other Device
ECS eJIFFY Function
Auto
Disabled
Enabled
On
Enabled
Hard Drive
CD/DVD
Removable Dev.
Yes
Disabled
Enable/disable the
generation of ACPI
_PPC, _PPS, and _PCI
objects.
mnlk: Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
AMD C&Q (Auto)
This item helps the system to lower the frequency when CPU idles. When the
frequency decreases, the temperature will drop automatically as well.
Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Disabed)
This item enables or disables enhanced halt.
Quick Power on Self Test (Enabled)
Enable this item to shorten the power on testing (POST) and have your system start
up faster. You might like to enable this item after you are confident that your system
hardware is operating smoothly.
Boot Up Numlock Status (On)
This item defines if the keyboard Num Lock key is active when your system is
started.
APIC Mode (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable or disable the APCI (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller) mode. APIC provides symmetric multi-processing (SMP) for systems, allowing support for up to 60 processors.
1st/2nd3rd Boot Device (Hard Drive/CD/DVD/Removable Dev.)
Use this item to determine the device order the computer used to look for an
operating system to load at start-up time. The devices showed here will be different
depending on the exact devices installed on your motherboard.
Boot Other Device (Yes)
When enabled, the system searches all other possible locations for an operating
system if it fails to find one in the devices specified under the First, Second and Third
boot devices.
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ECS eJIFFY Function (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the ECS eJIFFY Function. eJIFFY is ECS unique
software program for the quick access to the internet without entering O.S. Please
refer to Chapter 6 to know more about eJIFFY.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
Advanced Chipset Setup
This page sets up more advanced information about your system. Handle this page
with caution. Any changes can affect the operation of your computer.
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Advanced Chipset Setup
Internal Graphics Mode
Share Memory Size
SIDEPORT Clock Speed
GFX Clock Override
Init Display First
Memory Remap Feature
HDMI Audio
DCT Ungaged Mode
UMA+SIDEPORT
Auto
667MHz
Disabled
PCI
Enabled
Enabled
Always
mnlk: Move
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value
F10: Save
F9: Optimized Defaults
Help Item
Options
Disabled
UMA
UMA+SIDEPORT
ESC: Exit
Internal Graphics Mode (UMA+SIDEPORT)
Use this item to choose the onboard VGA mode. You can select [Disabled] to disablethe
onboard VGA, [UMA] to use the system memory.
Warning: If Disabled Internal Graphics Mode, please Loading default toEnable it.
Share Memory Size (Auto)
This item lets you allocate a portion of the main memory for the onboard VGA
display application.
SIDEPORT Clock Speed (667MHz)
This item allows you to set sideport clock speed.
GFX Clock Override (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable GFX Clock Override.
Init Display First (PCI)
Use this item to select which graphics controller to use as the primary boot devices.
Memory Remap Feature (Enabled)
This item allows users to enable or disable memory hole remapping.
HDMI Audio (Enabled)
This item is used to enable or disable the onboard audio chip.
DCT Unganged Mode (Always)
This item is used to select the DCT mode (DRAM Controller mode).
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Integrated Peripherals
This page sets up some parameters for peripheral devices connected to the system.
CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
Integrated Peripherals
Help Item
Onboard SATA Mode
SATA Configuration
Onboard AUDIO Function
Onboard LAN Function
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Serial Port1 Address
USB Functions
Legacy USB Support
Enabled
IDE
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
3F8/IRQ4
Enabled
Enabled
mnlk: Move
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
Options
Disabled
Enabled
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Optimized Defaults
Onboard SATA Mode (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard SATA mode.
SATA Configuration (IDE)
Use this item to show the Serial ATA Configuration options: Disabled, Compatible,
Enhanced.
Onboard AUDIO Function (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard Audio function.
Onboard LAN Function (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard LAN function.
Onboard LAN Boot ROM (Disabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the booting from the onboard LAN or a network
add-in card with a remote boot ROM installed.
Serial Port1 Address (3F8/IRQ4)
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard COM1 serial port, and to assign a port
address.
USB Functions (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable the USB function.
Legacy USB Support (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to Auto
allows the system to detect the presence of USB device at startup. If detected, the
USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB
support is disabled.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Power Management Setup
This page sets up some parameters for system power management operation.
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Power Management Setup
ACPI Suspend Type
PWRON After PWR-Fail
Resume By RING
Resume By PCI/PCI-E/Lan PME
Resume By USB (S3)
Resume By PS2 KB (S3)
Resume By PS2 MS (S3)
EUP Support
mnlk: Move
S3
Power Off
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value
F10: Save
F9: Optimized Defaults
Help Item
Select the ACPI
state used for
System Suspend.
ESC: Exit
ACPI Suspend Type (S3)
Use this item to define how your system suspends. In the default, S3, the suspend
mode is a suspend to RAM, i.e, the system shuts down with the exception of a refresh
current to the system memory.
PWRON After PWR-Fail (Power Off)
This item enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its operating
status.
Resume By RING (Disabled)
The system can be turned off with a software command. If you enable this item, the
system can automatically resume if there is an incoming call on the Modem. You
must use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature.
Resume By PCI/PCI-E/Lan PME (Disabled)
The system can be turned off with a software command. If you enable this item, the
system can automatically resume if there is an incoming call on the PCI Modem or
PCI LAN card. You must use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature. Use
this item to do wake-up action if inserting the PCI card.
Resume By USB (S3) (Disabled)
This item allows you to enable/disable the USB device wakeup function from S3
mode.
Resume By PS2 KB (S3) (Disabled)
This item enables or disables you to allow keyboard activity to awaken the system
from power saving mode.
Resume By PS2 MS (S3) (Disabled)
This item enables or disables you to allow mouse activity to awaken the system from
power saving mode.
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EUP Support (Enabled)
This item allows user to enable or disable EUP support.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
PCI / PnP Setup
This page sets up some parameters for devices installed on the PCI bus and those
utilizing the system plug and play capability.
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PCI / PnP Setup
Help Item
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Yes
YES: Assigns IRQ to
PCI VGA card if card
requests IRQ.
NO: Does not assign
IRQ to PCI VGA card
even if card requests
an IRQ.
mnlk: Move
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Optimized Defaults
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA (Yes)
Use this item to select which graphics controller to use as the primary boot devices.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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PC Health Status
On motherboards support hardware monitoring, this item lets you monitor the
parameters for critical voltages, temperatures and fan speeds.
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PC Health Status
Help Item
-=- System Hardware Monitor-=-
fSmart Fan Function
Shutdown Temperature (CPU)
CPU Temperature
NB Temperature
Press Enter
Disabled
: 40°C/104°F
: 59°C/138°F
CPU FAN Speed
CPU Vcore
VDIMM
NB Voltage
: 2667 RPM
: 1.200 V
: 1.596 V
: 1.320 V
Case Open Warning
Chassis Opened
Disabled
No
mnlk: Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
f Smart Fan Function
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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Smart Fan Function
Help Item
SMART FAN Control
SMART Fan Mode
SMART Fan start PWM value
SMART Fan start TEMP.(°C)
DeltaT1
SMART Fan Slope PWM value
CPU FAN Full Limit Temp
Enabled
Normal
154
27
+3
3 PWM value/°C
60°C
mnlk: Move
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
Disabled
Enabled
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Optimized Defaults
SMART FAN Control (Enabled)
This item allows you to enable/disable the control of the system fan speed by changing the fan voltage.
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SMART Fan Mode (Normal)
This item allows you to select the fan mode (Normal, Quiet, Silent, or Manual) for a
better operation environment. If you choose Normal mode, the fan speed will be
auto adjusted depending on the CPU temperature. If you choose Quite mode, the fan
speed will be auto minimized for quiet environment. If you choose Silent mode, the
fan speed will be auto restricted to make system more quietly. If you choose Manual
mode, the fan speed will be adjust depending on users’ parameters.
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Smart Fan Function
SMART Fan Control
SMART Fan Mode
SMART Fan start PWM value
SMART Fan start TEMP.(°C)
DeltaT1
SMART Fan Slope PWM value
CPU FAN Full Limit Temp
Help Item
Enabled
Quiet
144
60
+3
14 PWM value/°C
68°C
mnlk: Move
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
Normal: auto ajusts
depending on the CPU
temperature.
Quiet: auto minimizes
fan speed for quiet
environment operation.
+/-/: Value
F10: Save
F9: Default settings
ESC: Exit
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Smart Fan Function
SMART Fan Control
SMART Fan Mode
SMART Fan start PWM value
SMART Fan start TEMP.(°C)
DeltaT1
SMART Fan Slope PWM value
CPU FAN Full Limit Temp
mnlk: Move
Enabled
Silent
130
60
+3
14 PWM value/°C
68°C
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
+/-/: Value
F10: Save
F9: Default settings
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Help Item
Normal: auto ajusts
depending on the CPU
temperature.
Quiet: auto minimizes
fan speed for quiet
environment operation.
ESC: Exit
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Smart Fan Function
SMART Fan Control
Smart Fan Mode
SMART Fan start PWM value
SMART Fan start TEMP.(°C)
DeltaT1
SMART Fan Slope PWM value
CPU FAN Full Limit Temp
mnlk: Move
Enabled
Manual
5
60
+3
14 PWM value/°C
68 °C
Enter : Select
+/-/: Value
F1:General Help
Help Item
Normal: auto ajusts
depending on the CPU
temperature.
Quiet: auto minimizes
fan speed for quiet
environment operation.
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F9: Default settings
Press <Esc> to return to the Smart Fan Function page.
SMART Fan start PWM value (154)
This item is used to set the start PWM value of the smart fan.
SMART Fan start TEMP. (°C) (27)
This item is used to set the start temperature of the smart fan.
DeltaT1 (+3)
This item specifies the range that controls CPU temperature and keeps it from going
so high or so low when smart fan works.
SMART Fan Slope PWM value (3 PWM value/°C)
This item is used to set the Slope Select PWM of the smart fan.
CPU FAN Full Limit Temp (60°C)
This item is used to set the limit temperature of the smart fan.
Press <Esc> to return to the PC Health Status page.
Shutdown Temperature (CPU) (Disabled)
Enable you to set the maximum temperature the CPU can reach before powering
down.
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System Component Characteristics
These items display the monitoring of the overall inboard hardware health events,
such as System & CPU temperature, CPU & DIMM voltage, CPU & system fan
speed,...etc.
•
•
•
•
•
•
CPU Temperature
NB Temperature
CPU FAN Speed
CPU Vcore
VDIMM
NB Voltage
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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M.I.B. III (MB Intelligent BIOS III)
This page enables you to set the clock speed and system bus for your system. The
clock speed and system bus are determined by the kind of processor you have installed in your system.
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M.I.B.III (MB Intelligent BIOS III)
f Memory Configuration
Press Enter
Auto
Auto
200
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
1.20v
1.50v
CPU Frequency Ctrl:
HT Frequency
CPU/HT Reference Clock (MHz)
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI CIK
Spread Spectrum
Adjust CPU Voltage
Adjust DIMM Voltage
Adjust NB Voltage
Adjust HT Voltage
Adjust SIDEPORT Voltage
AMD Phenom (tm) II X3 750e Processor
Speed : 2500MHz, NB Clk: 2000MHz
Current CPU Frequency
2500MHz
Current CPU Voltage
1.1750v
Current NB Frequency
2000MHz
CPU Vcore
: 1.200 V
VDIMM
: 1.596 V
mnlk: Move
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
Help Item
Adjust SIDEPORT Voltage
1.50V
1.60V
1.70V
1.75V
WARNING:
Doing overvoltage may result in damage in system.
+/-/: Value
F10: Save
F9: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
f Memory Configuration
Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:
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Memory Configuration
Help Item
Memory Configuration
Memory Clock Mode
DRAM Timing Mode
Bank Interleaving
Channel Interleaving
Auto
Auto
Auto
XOR of Address bits
Memory CLK
CAS Latency (Tcl)
RAS/CAS Delay (Trcd)
Row Precharge Time (Trp)
Min Active RAS (Tras)
RAS/RAS Delay (Trrd)
Row Cycle (Trc)
mnlk: Move
Options
Auto
Limit
Manual
: N/A, 667 MHz
: N/A, 9 Clk
: N/A, 9 Clk
: N/A, 9 Clk
: N/A, 24 Clk
: N/A, 4 Clk
: N/A, .33 Clk
Enter : Select
F1: General help
+/-/: Value F10: Save ECS: Exit
F9: Optimized Defaults
Memory Clock Mode (Auto)
This item is used to set the memory clock mode.
DRAM Timing Mode (Auto)
This item enables you to specify the DRAM timing mode to be configured automatically or manually.
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Bank Interleaving (Auto)
This item is used to set the bank interleaving.
Channel Interleaving (XOR of Address bits)
This item is used to set the channel interleaving.
Memory CLK (N/A, 667MHz)
This item is used to set the memory clock mode.
CAS Latency (Tcl) (N/A, 9Clk)
This item controls the timing delay (inclockcycles) before the DRAM starts a read
command after receiving it.
RAS/CAS Delay (Trcd) (N/A, 9Clk)
This is the amount of time a CAS is performed after a RAS. The lower the better, but
some DRAM does not support low figures.
Row Precharge Time (Trp) (N/A, 9Clk)
This item specifies the Row precharge to Active or Auto-Refresh of the same bank.
Min Active RAS (Tras) (N/A, 24 CLK)
This item determins the time RAS takes to read from and write to a memory cell.
RAS/RAS Delay (Trrd) (N/A, 4 CLK)
This item specifies the active-to-active delay of different banks.
Row Cycle (Trc) (N/A, 33 CLK)
Use this item to specify the Row Cycle Time.
Press <Esc> to return to the M.I.B. III (MB Intelligent BIOS III) page.
CPU Frequency Ctrl (Enabled)
Use this item to enable or disable CPU frequency control.
HT Frequency (Auto)
This item enables users to adjust the HT frequency. The default setting is auto and we
recommend users leave the setting unchanged. Modify it at will may cause the system
to be unstable.
CPU/HT Reference Clock (MHz) (200)
Use this item to set the CPU/HT Reference Clock through clock gen.
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk (Enabled)
When this item is enabled, BIOS will disable the clock signal of free DIMM/PCI slots.
Spread Spectrum (Spread All Clocks)
If you enable spread spectrum, it can significantly reduce the EMI (Electro-Magnetic
Interference) generated by the system.
Adjust CPU Voltage (Disabled)
This item allows user to adjust CPU voltage when enabled.
Adjust DIMM Voltage (Disabled)
This item allows user to adjust DIMM voltage when enabled.
Adjust NB Voltage (Disabled)
This item allows user to adjust NB voltage when enabled.
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Adjust HT Voltage (Disabled)
This item allows user to adjust HT voltage when enabled.
Adjust SIDEPORT Voltage (Disabled)
This item allows user to adjust sideport voltage when enabled.
AMD Phenom (tm) II X3 750e Processor Speed (2500MHz)
This is display-only field and displays the information of the CPU installed in your
computer.
NB Clk (2000MHz)
This item shows the frequency of Northbridge clock.
Current CPU Frequency (2500MHz)
This item shows the current CPU frequency.
Current CPU Voltage (1.1750v)
This item shows the current CPUvoltage.
Current NB Frequency (2000MHz)
This item shows the current NB frequency.
CPU Vcore (1.200V)
This item displays the current CPU voltage.
VDIMM (1.596V)
This item displays the current DIMM voltage.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Load Default Settings
This option opens a dialog box to ask if you are sure to install optimized defaults or
not. You select [OK], and then press <Enter>, the Setup Utility loads all default
values; or select [Cancel], and then press <Enter>, the Setup Utility does not load
default values.
Load Non Disk
1. The default value of the item “Onboard LAN Boot ROM” is “ Disabled” accordingly since the item “Load Non Disk” is set to “Disabled”.
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Integrated Peripherals
Onboard SATA Mode
SATA Configuration
SATA 6.0 Gbps Support
Onboard AUDIO Function
Onboard LAN Function
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Serial Port1 Address
USB Functions
Legacy USB Support
mnlk: Move
Enabled
IDE
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
3F8/IRQ4
Enabled
Enabled
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
Help Item
Options
Disabled
Enabled
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Optimized Defaults
2. You may highlight this option and press <Enter> to Enable it.
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f Standard CMOS Setup
f Advanced Setup
f Advanced Chipset Setup
f Integrated Peripherals
f Power Management Setup
f PCI/PnP Setup
f PC Health Status
f M.I.B. III (MB Intelligent BIOS III)
Load Default Settings
Load Non Disk
Supervisor Password
User Password
Load Non Disk?
Save & Exit Setup
[Ok] [Cancel]
Exit Without Saving
f
f
mnlk : Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save
F1:General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
ESC: Exit
v02.62 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Mega trends, Inc.
3. Reboot.
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4. Then the default value of the item “Onboard LAN Boot ROM” changed to
“Enabled”.
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Integrated Peripherals
Onboard SATA Mode
SATA Configuration
SATA 6.0 Gbps Support
Onboard AUDIO Function
Onboard LAN Function
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Serial Port1 Address
USB Functions
Legacy USB Support
mnlk: Move
Enabled
IDE
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
3F8/IRQ4
Enabled
Enabled
Enter : Select
F1:General Help
Help Item
Options
Disabled
Enabled
+/-/: Value
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F9: Optimized Defaults
5. And the default value of the item “1st Boot Device” changed to “Realtek Boot
Agent” (LAN Boot First) automatically. It is convenient for users to boot from
LAN or handle when there is no disk.
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Advanced Setup
Help Item
AMD C&Q
Enhanced Halt (C1E)
Quick Power on Self Test
Boot Up Numlock Status
APIC Mode
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
Boot Other Device
ECS eJIFFY Function
Auto
Disabled
Enabled
On
Enabled
Realtek Boot Agent
CD/DVD
Removable Dev.
Yes
Disabled
mnlk: Move
Enable/disable the
generation of ACPI
_PPC, _PPS, and _PCI
objects.
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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Supervisor Password
This page helps you install or change a password.
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Supervisor Password
Supervisor Password
Help item
:Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Press Enter
Install or Change the
password.
mnlk: Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
Supervisor Password (Not Installed)
This item indicates whether a supervisor password has been set. If the password has
been installed, Installed displays. If not, Not Installed displays.
Change Supervisor Password (Press Enter)
You can select this option and press <Enter> to access the sub menu. You can use the
sub menu to change the supervisor password.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
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User Password
This page helps you install or change a password.
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User Password
User Password
: Not Installed
Help item
mnlk: Move
Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit
F1:General Help
F9: Optimized Defaults
User Password (Not Installed)
This item indicates whether a user password has been set. If the password has been
installed, Installed displays. If not, Not Installed displays.
Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.
Save & Exit Setup
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have made in the
Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Save and Exit dialog box appears,
select [OK] to save and exit, or select [Cancel] to return to the main menu.
Exit Without Saving
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to discard any changes that you have made in
the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Exit Without Saving dialog
box appears, select [OK] to discard changes and exit, or select [Cancel] to return to
the main menu.
If you have made settings that you do not want to save, use the “Exit Without
Saving” item and select [OK] to discard any changes you have made.
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Updating the BIOS
You can download and install updated BIOS for this motherboard from the
manufacturer’s Web site. New BIOS provides support for new peripherals, improvements in performance, or fixes for known bugs. Install new BIOS as follows:
1
If your motherboard has a BIOS protection jumper, change the setting to
allow BIOS flashing.
2
If your motherboard has an item called Firmware Write Protect in Advanced BIOS features, disable it. (Firmware Write Protect prevents
BIOS from being overwritten.)
3
Prepare a bootable device or create a bootable system disk. (Refer to
Windows online help for information on creating a bootable system
disk.)
4
Download the Flash Utility and new BIOS file from the manufacturer’s
Web site. Copy these files to the bootable device.
5
Turn off your computer and insert the bootable device in your computer. (You might need to run the Setup Utility and change the the boot
priority items on the Advanced BIOS Features Setup page, to force
your computer to boot from the bootable device first.)
6
At the C:\ or A:\ prompt, type the Flash Utility program name and the file
name of the new BIOS and then press <Enter>. Example:
AMINF340.EXE040706.ROM
7
When the installation is complete, remove the bootable device from the
computer and restart your computer. If your motherboard has a Flash
BIOS jumper, reset the jumper to protect the newly installed BIOS from
being overwritten. The computer will restart automatically.
This concludes Chapter 3. Refer to the next chapter for information on the software
supplied with the motherboard.
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Chapter 4
Using the Motherboard Software
About the Software DVD-ROM/CD-ROM
The support software DVD-ROM/CD-ROM that is included in the motherboard
package contains all the drivers and utility programs needed to properly run the
bundled products. Below you can find a brief description of each software program,
and the location for your motherboard version. More information on some programs is available in a README file, located in the same directory as the software.
Before installing any software, always inspect the folder for files named README.TXT
or something similar. These files may contain important information that is not
included in this manual.
1. Never try to install all software from folder that is not specified for use
with your motherboard.
2. The notice of Intel HD Audio Installation (optional): The Intel High
Definition audio functionality unexpectedly quits working in Windows
Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
Users need to download and install the update packages from the Microsoft
Download Center “before” installing HD audio driver bundled in the
driver disk. Please log on to http://support.microsoft.com/
default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;901105#appliesto for more information.
Auto-installing under Windows XP/Vista/7
The Auto-install DVD-ROM/CD-ROM makes it easy for you to install the drivers
and software for your motherboard.
If the Auto-install DVD-ROM/CD-ROM does not work on your system,
you can still install drivers through the file manager for your OS (for
example, Windows Explorer). Refer to the Utility Folder Installation Notes
later in this chapter.
The support software DVD-ROM/CD-ROM disc loads automatically under Windows
XP/Vista/7. When you insert the DVD-ROM/CD-ROM disc in the DVD-ROM/CDROM drive, the autorun feature will automatically bring up the install screen. The
screen has three buttons on it, Setup, Browse CD and Exit.
* For reference only
If the opening screen does not appear; double-click the file “setup.exe”
in the root directory.
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Setup Tab
Setup
Click the Setup button to run the software installation program.
Select from the menu which software you want to install.
Browse CD The Browse CD button is the standard Windows command that
allows you to open Windows Explorer and show the contents of the
support disk.
Before installing the software from Windows Explorer, look for a file
named README.TXT or something similar. This file may contain
important information to help you install the software correctly.
Some software is installed in separate folders for different operating
systems.
In installing the software, execute a file named SETUP.EXE by doubleclicking the file and then following the instructions on the screen.
Exit
The EXIT button closes the Auto Setup window.
Application Tab
Lists the software utilities that are available on the disk.
Read Me Tab
Displays the path for all software and drivers available on the disk.
Running Setup
Follow these instructions to install device drivers and software for the motherboard:
1.
Click Setup. The installation program begins:
The following screens are examples only. The screens and driver lists will be
different according to the motherboard you are installing.
The motherboard identification is located in the upper left-hand corner.
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2.
Click Next. The following screen appears:
3. Check the box next to the items you want to install. The default options are recommended.
4.
Click Next run the Installation Wizard. An item installation screen appears:
5.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install the items.
Drivers and software are automatically installed in sequence. Follow the
onscreen instructions, confirm commands and allow the computer to
restart a few times to complete the installation.
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Windows Vista/7 will appear below UAC (User Account Control) message
after the system restart. You must select “Allow” to install the next driver.
Continue this process to complete the drivers installation.
Manual Installation
Insert the disk in the DVD-ROM/CD-ROM drive and locate the PATH.DOC file in
the root directory. This file contains the information needed to locate the drivers for
your motherboard.
Look for the chipset and motherboard model; then browse to the directory and path
to begin installing the drivers. Most drivers have a setup program (SETUP.EXE) that
automatically detects your operating system before installation. Other drivers have
the setup program located in the operating system subfolder.
If the driver you want to install does not have a setup program, browse to the
operating system subfolder and locate the readme text file (README.TXT or
README.DOC) for information on installing the driver or software for your operating system.
Utility Software Reference
All the utility software available from this page is Windows compliant. They are
provided only for the convenience of the customer. The following software is furnished under license and may only be used or copied in accordance with the terms of
the license.
These software(s) are subject to change at anytime without prior notice.
Please refer to the support disk for available software.
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Chapter 5
Setting Up AMD SB850 RAID Configuration
Setting Up a bootable RAID Array
This section explains how to configure a bootable AMD RAID array.
Setting Up the BIOS
1
Start your computer, then press Delete to enter the BIOS setup.
The BIOS CMOS Setup Utility screen appears.
Figure 1.1
2
BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Main Screen
Use the arrow keys to select Integrated Peripherals (see Figure 1.1), then
press Enter.
The Integrated Peripherals screen (or a screen similar to it) appears.
Figure 1.2
3
Integrated Peripherals Screen
Use the arrow keys to select the SATA Configuration (see Figure 1.2) and
globally set SATA Configuration to RAID.
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4
Press F10 to save the configuration and exit.
The PC reboots.
5
Enter the RAID BIOS Setup by pressing Ctrl-F when prompted, and proceed
to set up the AMD RAID BIOS as described in the next section.
Configuring the AMD RAID BIOS
The AMD RAID BIOS set up lets you choose the RAID type and which hard drives
you want to make part of the array.
Entering the RAID BIOS Setup:
1
Wait until you see the RAID software prompting you to press Ctrl-F.
The RAID prompt appears as part of the system POST and boot process
prior to loading of the OS. You have a few seconds to press Ctrl-F before the
screen disappears.
2
Press Ctrl-F.
The Main Menu screen appears (Figure 1.3).
Figure 1.3
Main Menu
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3
Select [2], then select LD 1 in the following page.
The Define LD Menu screen appears (Figure 1.4).
Figure 1.4
Define LD Menu
Using the Define a New Array Screen
If necessary, press the tab key to move from field to field until the appropriate field
is highlighted.
•
Selecting the RAID Mode
By default, this is set to Mirroring. To change to a different RAID mode,
press the spacebar until the mode that you want appears in the RAID Mode
box—RAID0/1/10/JBOD.
Note: Not all RAID levels are supported on all platforms.
•
Selecting the Stripe Block Size
Stripe block size is given in kilobytes, and affects how data is arranged on the
disk. It is recommended to leave this value at the default Optimal, which is
64KB, but the values can be 64 KB and 128 KB. When choose RAID 1, the
Stripe block size is unchangable.
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Assigning the Disks
1. Select the Assignment to Y to designate a free disk to be used as a RAID array disk.
Figure 1.5 illustrates the Define a New Array screen after two disks have been
assigned as RAID 0 array disks.
Figure 1.5
FastBuild Utility—Array Disks Assigned
2. Press Ctrl-Y to save the configuration and exit.
The Define LD Menu screen appears (Figure 1.6).
Figure 1.6
Define LD Menu
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3.
Press ESC to exit.
The Main Menu screen appears (Figure 1.7).
Figure 1.7
4
Main Menu
Press Y to reboot.
The following screen appears (Figure 1.8).
Figure 1.8
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Installing the RAID Drivers
Your system may come with a Windows install CD that already includes AMD RAID
drivers. If so, then this section is not relevant.
If that is not the case (or you are trying to install a new version of Windows), then
you will need an AMD RAID driver F6 install floppy. Check to see if one came with
your system. If not, you can create one by downloading the appropriate driver
package and following the steps in this section.
1
Copy all files in "...\RAID\ATI\SB750\Floppy\Win3264" to a floppy disk.
2
After you complete the RAID BIOS setup, boot from the Windows CD.
The Windows Setup program starts.
Figure 1.9
3
Press F6 and wait a few moments for the Windows Setup screen to
appear.
Figure 1.10
4
Windows Setup—Specify Devices
Specify the AMD drivers.
a Insert the floppy that has the RAID driver, press S, then press Enter.
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The following Windows Setup screen appears:
Figure 1.11
Windows Setup—Selected SCSI Adapter
b
Select “ATI AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x86 platform” and press
Enter for 32-bit OS or Select “ATI AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x64
platform” and press Enter for 64-bit OS.
The following Windows Setup screen appears listing both drivers:.
Figure 1.12 Windows Setup—AMD drives listed
5
Press Enter to continue with Windows XP Installation.
Be sure to leave the floppy disk inserted in the floppy drive until the blue
screen portion of Windows XP installation is completed, then take out the
floppy.
6
Follow the instructions on how to install Windows XP.
After Windows XP is completely installed, it is recommended that you
install the ForceWare software in order to access the FastBuild RAID Management tool.
Note:
Each time you add a new hard drive to a RAID array, the RAID driver
will have to be installed under Windows once for that hard drive. After
that, the driver will not have to be installed.
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Memo
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Chapter 6
Setting Up eJIFFY
Introduction
eJIFFY is a fast boot program under Linux. Instead of waiting Windows O.S to start
execution, eJIFFY is ready to provide users the instant enjoyment on web browsing,
photo review and online chat just within several seconds after boot up.
Note: eJIFFY is ECS optional feature utility corresponding to the DVD activation and
BIOS setup. Please check the hard copy user’s guide or product color-box to see
if the model has embodded eJIFFY feature. (eJIFFY icon on color-box
)
Version: 5.0
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Installation and BIOS Setup
DVD Activation
Finish the DVD utility setup, and then set the BIOS to complete eJIFFY activation.
1. Insert ECS software utility DVD and enter below “Utilities” screen. Click eJIFFY
feature item to install.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish eJIFFY setup.
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3. After setting up eJIFFY under Windows, you can switch eJIFFY display/keyboard
language from English to your local language. The changes will be applied after
rebooting.
Note: The keyboard language selection list offers several more regional keyboard
setups to switch with the default English typing. Please refer to the usage FAQ for
more tips.
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4. Restart your computer after eJIFFY installation. Press <DEL> or click the BIOS
Setup button on the post screen to enter the BIOS setup page after boot up.
5. And then enter the Advanced Setup page to enable the item ECS eJIFFY Function. Press F10 to save the configuration and exit. Restart your computer.
Note: 1. eJIFFY is available in SATA/IDE/AHCI mode. It does not support RAID
configuration and the onboard 34-pin floppy drives.
2. Please refer to ECS website for new eJIFFY application updates.
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Entering eJIFFY
The post screen appears within several seconds after boot up and it has three buttons
on it, Operating system, eJIFFY and BIOS Setup.
Click to enter the normal
OS you have installed
such as Windows.
Click to enter eJIFFY OS.
Click to set the BIOS.
If you click eJIFFY, the following screen will appear. And If you make no choice it
will enter the normal OS automatically after ten seconds.
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Feature Icons
The following illustration shows the main feature icons that eJIFFY provides on the
menu.
eWeb: Firefox for web browsing/webmail and watching flash video.
ePix: Photo viewing.
ePal: On-line chat tool to use the most popular IMs in the world. (MSN,
ICQ , AIM, etc.)
Shows ePal on-line connection status.
Shut Down/Restart: Ends your session and turns off the computer./Ends
your session and restart the computer..
Click once to connect the storage disk to your computer. Click for the second
time to remove your storage disk safely. (please refer to the FAQ for more
usage information.)
Shows the network connection status.
Language Control Panel
Switch Keyboard Languages
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Usage FAQ
Language Control Panel: Besides setting English as the default interface,
eJIFFY offers multi-language displays and keyboard settings for languageswitch. Open the language control panel to select a preferable language setting.
Keyboard Language Setup
Step1. Click
to open the language control panel.
Step 2: Click “Keyboard Language” icon
to open the keyboard selection
list, which offers several regional keyboard settings besides default English keyboard.
Step 3: Click the selected keyboard language (e.g. French) and press “OK”.
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Click
to enable all possible language inputs you want to apply, and click
“Apply”:
Move your mouse pointer on
the text box and press
Ctrl+Space. The language
bar will then appear as follows.
Click the language bar here.
Select your desired
language
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How to change display language?
Open the Language Control Panel and click
to show the display language
list. Check your desired display language. Your selected display language will be
applied after rebooting.
Note: Details about eJIFFY please refer to eJIFFY in disk.
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Chapter 7
Trouble Shooting
Start up problems during assembly
After assembling the PC for the first time you may experience some start up
problems. Before calling for technical support or returning for warranty, this chapter
may help to address some of the common questions using some basic troubleshooting
tips.
a) System does not power up and the fans are not running.
1.Disassemble the PC to remove the VGA adaptor card, DDR memory, LAN, USB
and other peripherals including keyboard and mouse. Leave only the motherboard,
CPU with CPU cooler and power supply connected. Turn on again to see if the
CPU and power supply fans are running.
2. Make sure to remove any unused screws or other metal objects such as screwdrivers
from the inside PC case. This is to prevent damage from short circuit.
3. Check the CPU FAN connector is connected to the motherboard.
4. For Intel platforms check the pins on the CPU socket for damage or bent. A bent
pin may cause failure to boot and sometimes permanent damage from short circuit.
5. Check the 12V power connector is connected to the motherboard.
6. Check that the 12V power & ATX connectors are fully inserted into the
motherboard connectors. Make sure the latches of the cable and connector are
locked into place.
b) Power is on, fans are running but there is no display
1. Make sure the monitor is turned on and the monitor cable is properly connected
to the PC.
2. Check the VGA adapter card (if applicable) is inserted properly.
3. Listen for beep sounds. If you are using internal PC speaker make sure it is
connected.
a. continuous 3 short beeps : memory not detected
b. 1 long beep and 8 short beeps : VGA not detected
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c) The PC suddenly shuts down while booting up.
1. The CPU may experience overheating so it will shutdown to protect itself.
Ensure the CPU fan is working properly.
2. From the BIOS setting, try to disable the Smartfan function to let the fan run at
default speed. Doing a Load Optimised Default will also disable the Smartfan.
Start up problems after prolong use
After a prolong period of use your PC may experience start up problems again.
This may be caused by breakdown of devices connected to the motherboard such as
HDD, CPU fan, etc. The following tips may help to revive the PC or identify the
cause of failure.
1. Clear the CMOS values using the CLR_CMOS jumper. Refer to CLR_CMOS
jumper in Chapter 2 for Checking Jumper Settings in this user manual. When
completed, follow up with a Load Optimised Default in the BIOS setup.
2. Check the CPU cooler fan for dust. Long term accumulation of dust will
reduce its effectiveness to cool the processor. Clean the cooler or replace a
new one if necessary.
3. Check that the 12V power & ATX connectors are fully inserted into the
motherboard connectors. Make sure the latches of the cable and connector
are locked into place.
4. Remove the hard drive, optical drive or DDR memory to determine which of
these component may be at fault.
Maintenance and care tips
Your computer, like any electrical appliance, requires proper care and maintenance.
Here are some basic PC care tips to help prolong the life of the motherboard and
keep it running as best as it can.
1. Keep your computer in a well ventilated area. Leave some space between
the PC and the wall for sufficient airflow.
2. Keep your computer in a cool dry place. Avoid dusty areas, direct sunlight
and areas of high moisture content.
3. Routinely clean the CPU cooler fan to remove dust and hair.
4. In places of hot and humid weather you should turn on your computer once
every other week to circulate the air and prevent damage from humidity.
5. Add more memory to your computer if possible. This not only speeds up the
system but also reduces the loading of your hard drive to prolong its lifespan.
6. If possible, ensure the power cord has an earth ground pin directly from the
wall outlet. This will reduce voltage fluctuation that may damage sensitive devices.
Trouble Shooting
If fail, contact RMA
CLR CMOS and restart.
Yes
Halt at POST screen?
Yes
Check if monitor has
display
Yes
Check if Power Supply
Unit (PSU) is working
Power Bu on is pressed
but PC fails to start.
CMOS setup error,
-
need to CLRCMOS.
HDD problem.
-
Peripheral device issue
No
No
No
VGA not detected
- If 1 long beep and 8 short beeps:
inserted or memory failure
DIMM memory not properly
- If 3 short beeps:
Yes
Any Beep sound?
No
Yes
Check if monitor
has display
Restart the PC
is connected
if CPU 12V power
CLR CMOS and check
Basic Troubleshooting Flowchart
Board problem
-> contact RMA
a er modify BIOS se ng.
System fail to start or unstable
No
If board problem -> contact RMA
Problem with PSU or board?
Yes
and PSU switch is turned on?
AC power cord is plugged
CLR CMOS and restart
and restart.
or connect to wall socket
Turn on PSU switch
No
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