P6L40-A4E MAINBOARD User`s Manual
P6L40-A4E MAINBOARD
User’s Manual
REV: 1.00
Date: February - 98
* All other products names are trademarks or copyrights of their respective owners.
FCC & DOC Compliance Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules, operation is subject to the following
two conditions.
1. This device may not cause harmful interference and,
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with 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 residential installations. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interface to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television
equipment 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.
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Move the equipment away from the receiver.
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Plug the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional
suggestions.
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any change or modifications to the equipment
by the user not expressly approved by the grantee or manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate such equipment. The use of shielded cables for connection of the
monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION........................................................................................ 5
Product Description ........................................................................................5
Item Checklist.................................................................................................5
Features & Specifications................................................................................6
Board Level Feature........................................................................................7
Comprehensive Mainboard View ....................................................................9
INSTALLATION....................................................................................... 10
Installing the CPU ........................................................................................10
Setting the Jumpers.......................................................................................12
Connections..................................................................................................13
Installing the Memory (DIMM) ....................................................................19
Installing an AGP Card ................................................................................20
MAINBOARD BIOS SETUP..................................................................... 20
About the BIOS ............................................................................................20
Main Menu...................................................................................................21
Standard CMOS Setup..................................................................................22
BIOS Features Setup.....................................................................................25
Chipset Features Setup..................................................................................28
Power Management Setup.............................................................................31
PNP/PCI Configuration Setup.......................................................................33
Load BIOS Defaults......................................................................................35
Load Setup Defaults......................................................................................35
Integrated Peripherals Setup .........................................................................37
Supervisor Password and User Password Setting ...........................................40
IDE HDD Auto Detection .............................................................................41
Low-Level Format Utility..............................................................................41
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Save & Exit Setup / Exit Without Saving ......................................................42
PCI Device Listing........................................................................................42
BUILT-IN SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS.............................................................. 44
FLASH BIOS PROGRAMMING UTILITY................................................. 49
DMI UTILITY............................................................................................ 50
HARDWARE MONITORING UTILITY...................................................... 51
DC-310U PCI ULTRA-SCSI ADAPTER ................................................... 52
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Product Description
The P6L40-A4E mainboard represents the highest level of technology available in PC
Mainboards today. Designed as a flexible, high-performance and cost-effective solution for
System Integrators and End Users alike, the P6L40-A4E provides the power and
expandability to meet the requirements of the most advanced operating systems and
software applications.
The P6L40-A4E features “SLOT 1” architecture, a modular design that supports Intel®
Pentium® II processors. The ATX form factor design allows for more efficient system
assembly with built-in mouse, serial and parallel port connectors. This eliminates the need
for separate ribbon cable/connector brackets and speeds the manufacturing process.
The P6L40-A4E is designed to provide greater overall system throughput by utilizing the
latest in I/O technology. By incorporating such advanced features as Bus Mastering IDE and
Universal Serial Bus (USB) onto the mainboard, optimum system performance is assured
and system design and implementation is simplified.
Fully “Plug & Play” compatible via an Award BIOS, the P6L40-A4E facilitates easy system
configuration and peripheral setup. Advanced BIOS features include Intelligent Hardware
Monitoring and Alert functions. The Award BIOS also supports ACPI readiness and is
compatible with PC97 specification. With support for up to 384MB of System RAM (Type
auto-detected by mainboard BIOS), 3.3V SDRAM, and 3.3V EDO, the P6L40-A4E is the
ideal foundation for high-end computer systems.
Item Checklist
Your mainboard package should include the items listed below. Damaged or missing items
should be reported to your vendor.
þ The P6L40-A4E mainboard
¨ Optional Thermal Sensor Cable
þ Floppy disk ribbon cable
¨ Optional I/O Shield
þ IDE ribbon cable
¨ Optional Infrared Module
þ Diskette containing software for
updating the FLASH BIOS and IDE
drivers
¨ Optional AGP Graphic Card
þ This User’s Manual
þ CPU Retention Kit:
- Rack with nuts
- Washer with screws
×1
×2
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Features & Specifications
Processor
Chipset
BIOS
System Memory
On-board I/O
Features
Advanced
Features
PCI Bus Master
IDE
Expansion Slots
ATX Double
Decker
ATX Power
Connector
Switching VR
Form Factor
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SLOT 1 support Intel Pentium II processor, 233 ~333 MHz
Intel 440LX AGPset
Award PCI BIOS, support ACPI, DMI, Green PC, Plug-and-Play,
Boot from CD-ROM, SCSI, LS-120, and ZIP devices
Symbios SCSI BIOS
3× 168-pin DIMM Sockets support up to 384 MB memory capacity
Uses 8/16/32/64/128 MB 168-pin Single or Double Side 3.3V
SDRAM and 3.3V EDO Module
ECC supported
1×Floppy Port (Up to 2.88MB)
1×Parallel Port (EPP, ECP Port)
2×Serial Ports (16550 Fast UART Compatible)
2xUSB Ports
1×IrDA TX/RX Header
1xWake-up On LAN Header
1xPower state Header
1. Accelerated Graphics Port slot supports AGP 66/133 MHz
(Sideband) 3.3V device
2. Hardware monitoring (Voltage, CPU Fan, Temperature)
3. Modem Ring-in Power on
2×UltraDMA/33 IDE Ports support
UltraDMA/33: 33MB/Sec.
1× 32-bit AGP slot
4× 32-bit PCI Bus Master slots
3× 16-bit ISA slots
2×USB Ports
1×PS/2 Keyboard Ports
1×PS/2 Mouse Ports
1×Parallel Port
2×COM Ports
3V, 5V and 12V 20-Pin ATX Power connector
Switching Voltage Regulator to support 1.3V to 3.5V
ATX Form factor 12″ by 7.3″ ( 305mm by 185mm )
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ISA slots
11. USB connectors
Keyboard BIOS
12. PS/2 mouse connector (top)
Mainboard BIOS
13. PS/2 keyboard connector (bottom)
PCI slots
14. Power connector
AGP slot
15. Intel
 440LX chipset
Infrared (IR) connector
16. DIMM sockets
SLOT 1 (CPU)
17. Floppy connector
COM2 connector
18. Secondary IDE connector
Printer port connector
19. Primary IDE connector
COM1 connector
* Board Size: ATX 305 mm x 185 mm (12” x 7.3”)
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1. ISA SLOTS: (3) 16-bit ISA slots.
2. KEYBOARD BIOS: Firmware chip controlling keyboard operations.
3. MAINBOARD BIOS: Award BIOS supporting “Plug and Play”, DMI, Green PC
specification, on screen setup for Enhanced IDE and Multi-I/O. The BIOS is FLASH
Upgradeable via the AWDFLASH Utility.
4. PCI SLOTS: (4) 32-bit PCI slots are provided.
5. AGP SLOT: AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) is a new bus interface for high
performance graphics capabilities, especially 3D.
6. INFRARED (IR) CONNECTOR: UART2 can also be used for the optional Infrared
Module, enabling wireless communication capability. A supplied bracket with a single
customized cable connects directly to the infrared pin-header on the mainboard.
7. SLOT 1: Slot 1 CPU socket for Pentium® II CPUs.
8. COM2 CONNECTOR: High-speed UART compatible serial port. COM2 can be
directed to the Infrared Module for wireless connection capability.
9. PRINTER PORT CONNECTOR: EPP and ECP compatible 25-pin D-Sub parallel
port.
10. COM1 CONNECTOR: High-speed UART compatible serial port.
11. USB CONNECTORS: These connectors permit the connection of two USB peripheral
devices directly to the port without an external hub. USB is a new technology
supporting printers, fax modems and other telephony device.
12. PS/2 MOUSE CONNECTOR: Supports PS/2 style mice.
13. PS/2 KEYBOARD CONNECTOR: Supports PS/2 style keyboards.
14. POWER CONNECTOR: 20-Pin ATX Power Connector.
15. INTEL® 440LX CHIPSET: Features SDRAM, Ultra DMA/33 and AGP support.
16. DRAM SOCKETS: (3) 168-pin DIMM sockets are provided to support a maximum
RAM memory capacity of 384 MB. DIMM types of 3.3 Volt true SDRAM is supported
and automatically detected by the BIOS.
17. FLOPPY CONNECTOR: Built-in floppy controller supports (2) 5.25" or 3.5"
(1.44MB or 2.88MB) floppy drives.
18. SECONDARY IDE CONNECTOR: Connector for second IDE channel.
19. PRIMARY IDE CONNECTOR: Connector for first IDE channel. The on-board PCI
Bus Mastering IDE controller features support for DMA Mode 2 and PIO Modes 3 and
4 for faster data transfer rates. (2) Connectors are provided for support of up to (4) IDE
devices on two channels. ATAPI Tape Drives and CD-ROMs are also supported.
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Static Precautions
Static electricity can be a serious danger to the electronic components on this mainboard. To
avoid damage caused by electrostatic discharge, observe the following precautions:
ü Don’t remove the mainboard from its anti-static packaging until you are ready to install
it into a computer case. Also, handle add-in cards and modules by the edges or mounting
bracket.
ü Before you handle the mainboard in any way, touch a grounded, anti-static surface, such
as an unpainted portion of the system chassis, for a few seconds to discharge any builtup static electricity.
Installing the CPU
Your P6L40-A4E mainboard features “SLOT 1” architecture, a modular design that can
accommodate Intel® Pentium® II processors. Before installing the CPU, attach the retention
mechanism first.
Attaching the Retention Mechanism
Locate SLOT 1. Attach the Retention Mechanism as illustrated below:
* Make sure all components
are correctly oriented.
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Installing Pentium® II CPU
ü Warning: It is required to use a CPU Cooling Fan to prevent the CPU from
overheating. Install the fan first before inserting the CPU into the socket.
1.
Slide the CPU down into the retention mechanism and seat it firmly into the slot.
Make sure the CPU is correctly oriented. (Fig. 1)
2.
Lock the CPU in place by pushing the two tabs on the CPU outwards. (Fig. 2)
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
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Setting the Jumpers
Jumpers are used on this mainboard to
select various settings and features. A 2-pin
jumper has two settings: Open and Short (or
Closed). The jumper is closed by placing
the Jumper Cap across the two pins, thereby
connecting them. 3-pin jumpers can be set
to pins 1-2 or 2-3 connected. Pin-1 is
labeled on the circuit board.
3-pin Jumper
2-pin Jumper
Pin 1-2
Open
Pin 2-3
Short
Setting the CPU Clock Selection Jumpers (JP5, JFS0, JFS1 and JFS2)
After installing the CPU, you must set the
clock selection jumper to match the
frequency of the CPU. Find the Jumper
Blocks labeled JFS0, JFS1, JFS2 and JP5
on the mainboard. Set the jumper
according to the table at right for the CPU
frequency you are using.
CPU Clock
Ratio
Bus Clock
233MHz
240MHz
266MHz
270MHz
300MHz
300MHz
333MHz
330MHz
x3.5
x4.0
x4.0
x4.5
x4.5
x5.0
x5.0
x5.5
66MHz
60MHz
66MHz
60MHz
66MHz
60MHz
66MHz
60MHz
The CPU Clock corresponds to the
number marked on the CPU. The Bus
Clock when multiplied with the Ratio gives the CPU Clock.
These jumpers automatically set the ISA Clock as well.
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Intel 440LX chipset supports only 60/66 MHz bus clock. The 75/83MHz settings are
for internal test only. Over-clocking may cause serious system damage.
If you are uncertain about the speed requirements of your particular CPU, you should
obtain Technical Documentation from the manufacturer. Such information is available
via the Intel WWW site.
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Connections
Cooling Fan (J7)
J7 is a small 3-pin Header Connector that provides
12-Volt power for CPU Cooling Fan. Plug in the fan
cable to the connector. Pin-2 corresponds to the RED
power lead as shown:
12V
G ND
G ND
CPU Thermal Sensor (JP12)
For the CPU Temperature Monitoring function to work properly, you
must use the optional CPU Cooling Fan provided by the manufacturer.
Hook the Thermal Sensor lead attached on the Fan to this connector,
regardless of the polarity.
Fan Power
Thermal
Sensor
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Soft Power Switch (JP9)
Connects to the Power Switch featured on ATX case designs. This
switch must be hooked up before the system can be powered on,
unlike traditional “Baby-AT” designs where the power switch is
located on the Power Supply itself.
Note: Under the following two conditions, you have to press and
hold the switch for longer than 4 seconds to power off your system,
regardless of the BIOS setting. (Refer to page 33.)
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Shortly after the system is powered on, when the BIOS message
is not yet appear.
When CPU hangs.
IDE Activity LED (JP2)
Hook the IDE LED lead to this connector, with the RED
lead corresponding to Pin-1.
Power Supply Connector
This mainboard features an ATX-style Power Supply Connector. This connector is keyed to
prevent connection in the wrong direction. Line up the locking mechanism on the connector
from the Power Supply with the tab on the mainboard connector. Press down until the two
connectors are locked.
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System Function Connector Block (J11)
1
2
Turbo
LED
Keyboard
Lock
Green Switch
(SMI)
J11
Speaker
Reset
19 20
Pins [3 & 5] Turbo LED switch - The Turbo function is not supported by this
mainboard. Therefore, the Turbo LED will always remain lit as long as the system power
is on.
Pins [7 & 9] SMI suspend switch lead - If your system’s case has a suspend switch,
hook the lead from the switch to pins 7 & 9. A suspend switch is used to save electricity
by putting the system into a suspend mode when the computer is not being used. This
switch could also be used by the Turbo switch on the front of the system, since this
mainboard does not support that function. For this switch to be functional, it must first be
enabled in the Power Management Setup in the BIOS Setup utility.
Pins [17 & 19] Reset switch lead - Connects to the Reset Switch lead from the system’s
case. The reset switch is used to “cold-boot” the system without actually turning off the
power, reducing wear and tear on the power supply.
Pins [2, 6, 8, 10] Keyboard lock switch lead - Pins 2 & 6 connect to the Power LED
from the system’s case. Pins 8 & 10 connect to the case-mounted keylock switch.
Pins [14 & 20] Speaker connector - Connects to the Speaker lead from the system’s
case.
Serial and Parallel Ports
A 25-pin D-Sub header is provided on the back panel for a
multi-mode bi-directional parallel port.
Parallel Port
Two 9-pin D-Sub headers are also provided on the back
panel for Serial ports.
* Modem Ring-In Power On
COM 1
COM2
Install a modem (normally to COM2) and enable Resume by
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Ring/LAN function from BIOS setup. (Please refer to page 32). This allows the modem to
remotely power on the system or return it to full power out of suspend/standby mode.
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IrDA-Compliant Infrared Module Connector (JP4)
The IrDA connector bracket hooks directly to this connector on the
mainboard. This connector provides support for the optional wireless
transmitting and receiving infrared module. You must first configure
through the BIOS setup where UART2 is directed, COM2 or IrDA.
* Pin 6 is reserved for consumer IR.
Wake-up On LAN Connector (J12)
The Wake-up On LAN function will allow the network to wake up a
Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC. However, if your system is in the
Suspend mode, you can wake-up the system only through an IRQ or
DMA interrupt. To use the Wake-up On LAN function, you must
enable the “Resume By Ring/LAN” field in the Power Management
Setup of the Award BIOS. Connect the cable that comes with your
LAN card to location J12 on the system board. Refer to the add-in
card’s manual for details. Note: Your LAN card must support Magic
Packet in order to use the Wake-up On LAN function.
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Power State Function (JPX1)
This feature will power-on the PC when power returns after a power failure. Set JPX1 to On
(short) to enable this function.
“PWRON After PWR-Fail” in the Power Management Setup must be set accordingly. Refer
to pages 31 and 32 for more information.
USB Connector
This 8-pin connector permits connection of two USB peripheral
devices directly to the system without an external hub.
PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Connectors
USB
PS/2
These two connectors are located on the back panel of the Mouse
mainboard.
PS/2
Keyboard
Floppy drives
The on-board floppy controller supports (2) floppy disk drives with the floppy ribbon cable
provided. Make sure the RED stripe on the ribbon cable is oriented towards Pin-1. Notice
the “twist” between the sets of connectors on the floppy cable. The floppy drive “A”
position is at the END of the cable, whereas floppy drive “B” is hooked to one of the
connectors on the other side of the twist. The cable provides both “Edge” and “Pin”
connectors for both the A and B positions to match the connector on your floppy drives.
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IDE Hard Drives and CD-ROMs
The on-board Enhanced IDE controller can support up to (4) IDE hard drives or other
ATAPI devices, such as CD-ROMs. This controller, as with all Enhanced IDE controllers,
consists of both Primary and Secondary ports. Each port has an associated connector and
cable which can support up to (2) ATAPI devices each.
All IDE devices have jumpers which allow the user to configure the device as either
“Master” or “Slave”. A Master device is one that is ALONE on the IDE cable, whereas a
Slave device is installed as a SECOND device on the same cable. Keep in mind that the
Master device will appear before the Slave device in the CMOS Setup, as well as the
Operating System software. *Refer to the device documentation for jumper settings.
The Secondary IDE port can be used for up to (2) additional ATAPI devices. Normally it’s
recommended that you connect your first hard drive to the Primary port, and the first CDROM to the Secondary.
Make sure to align the RED stripe on the ribbon cable with Pin-1 on the mainboard IDE
connector. On most hard drives and CD-ROMs, the RED stripe should be oriented towards
the power connector of the device.
Installing the Memory (DIMM)
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The P6L40-A4E mainboard has three sockets available for 168-pin DIMMs. They
must be 3.3 volt Unbuffered Synchronous DRAMs (SDRAM) or 3.3 volt EDO RAM.
DIMM Sizes supported: 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, and 128MB
A total of (3) DIMMs can be installed for a maximum RAM capacity of 384MB.
To insert the DIMMs, the modules must be oriented in the correct way. Notice the notches
of the DIMM. Align these notches as shown in the diagram below. Gently push the DIMM
until the retainers on both sides of the socket lock the module in place. To remove a DIMM,
push the retainers outwards to release the module then pull the module out of the socket.
1
notch
1
DIMM 3
1
DIMM 2
1
DIMM 1
notch
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Installing an AGP Card
This mainboard provides an AGP slot to support a new generation of graphics cards with
high performance graphics capability.
Note: Make sure that the AGP card is firmly seated in the AGP slot. For the card that
complies with the AGP 1.x specifications, a slightly more force may be required to fully
insert the card into the slot. For cards that comply with AGP 2.0 and later specifications, the
installation should be relatively easy.
MAINBOARD BIOS SETUP
About the BIOS
The Mainboard BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) acts as the bridge between your
Hardware (CPU, Disk Drives, Video, etc.) and Operating System Software (Windows 95,
OS/2 and so on…) The BIOS Setup (also called CMOS Setup) is where many hardware
configuration options are set and stored. This configuration information will remain in the
BIOS until it is changed, or cleared by removing the battery for a while then reinstalling it
back.
CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) refers to the chip in which the BIOS
information is stored.
The P6L40-A4E mainboard features Award BIOS, which provides an easy to use Setup
program to aid in hardware configuration. In this section we will look at the various menus
and options contained in the Award BIOS Setup Program. This mainboard also features a
“Flash” BIOS. A Flash BIOS can be upgraded via software, thereby eliminating the need to
actually replace the “BIOS Chip” on the mainboard. Procedures for updating the BIOS
follow this section.
The Award BIOS installed in your computer system’s ROM (Read Only Memory) is a
custom version of an industry standard BIOS. This means that it supports Intel processor in
a standard IBM-AT compatible input/output system.
Using Setup
In general, you use the arrow keys to highlight items, press <Enter> to select, use the
PageUp and PageDown keys to change entries, press <F1> for help and press <Esc> to quit.
Getting Help
Pressing F1 will display a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and
the possible selections for the highlighted item. To exit the Help Window press <Esc>.
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A Final Note About Setup
Not all systems have the same Setup. While the basic look and function of the Setup
program remains the same for all systems, individual motherboard and chipset combinations
require custom configurations. For example, you may find that your Setup main menu has a
different number of entries from the main menu displayed in this manual. These are simply
features not supported (or not user configurable) on your system.
The final appearance of the Setup program also depends on the Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) who built your system. If your OEM has decided that certain items
should only be available to their technicians, those items may very well be removed from
the Setup program.
Shortly after the system is powered on, provided a CPU and sufficient RAM are installed,
you will see the message: Press DEL to enter SETUP.
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Press the DEL key to enter the Award BIOS Setup program.
Main Menu
Once you enter the Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu will appear on the
screen. The Main Menu allows you to select from several setup functions and two exit
choices. Use the arrow keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept and
enter the sub-menu.
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS (2A69JTG9)
CMOS SETUP UTILITY
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
USER PASSWORD
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION
PNP / PCI CONFIGURATION
HDD LOW LEVEL FORMAT
LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS
SAVE & EXIT SETUP
LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
↑ ↓ → ← : Select Item
(Shift) F2 : Change Color
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date,
Hard Disk Type...
Note that a brief description of each highlighted selection appears at the bottom of the screen.
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Standard CMOS Setup
This first menu is where the most basic hardware options are set. Information regarding the
system clock, IDE hard disks and floppy drives is stored and configured in this section. To
enter the Standard CMOS Setup, press the [ENTER] key with this menu highlighted.
Date (mm:dd:yy) : Fri, Apr 7 1996
Time (hh:mm:ss) : 00:00:00
HARD DISKS
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Secondary Master
Secondary Slave
:
:
:
:
TYPE SIZE CYLS HEAD PRECOMP LANDZ SECTOR MODE
Auto
0
0
0
0
0
0
Auto
Auto
0
0
0
0
0
0
Auto
Auto
0
0
0
0
0
0
Auto
Auto
0
0
0
0
0
0
Auto
Drive A : 1.44M , 3.5in.
Drive B : None
Floppy 3 Mode Support: Disabled
Base Memory
Extended Memory
:
640K
: 15360K
Video : EGA / VGA
Other Memory
:
Halt On : All Errors
Total Memory
: 16384K
ESC : Quit
F1 : Help
↑ ↓ → ← : Select Item
(Shift) F2 : Change Color
384K
PU / PD / + / - : Modify
Upon entering the Standard CMOS Setup screen, you will see a screen like that above.
First, let’s set the system Date. Use the arrow keys to move to and highlight the “Date”
option. Select the Month by using the PgDn and PgUp keys. This is how most settings will
be configured. Then, move to the day, year and time via the arrow keys to finish setting the
system date and time.
Keep in mind that the system time is set in 24-hour time. With this method, 1PM is
represented as 13:00, 2PM as 14:00 and so on, with 00:00 corresponding to Midnight.
Pri Master, Pri Slave, Sec Master, Sec Slave - These four options relate to the (4) IDE
hard drives, CD-ROMs or other ATAPI devices that can be controlled via the on-board IDE
controller (review IDE Hard Drives and CD-ROMs on page 19). The “Pri Master” setting
specifies the first device on the primary IDE channel, “Pri Slave” - the second. Sec Master
and Sec Slave specify the devices on the secondary channel.
The first option available is the most important: Type. This is where you will specify the
type of device and how it is represented in the BIOS Setup. If the device is a hard disk or
CD-ROM, generally the Auto option is the best choice for fast and easy setup of the hard
disk parameters. Let’s take a look at the difference between the Auto, User and Types (145) options:
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Auto - This option instructs the BIOS to automatically configure the hard disk by
reading the parameters (cylinders, sectors, etc.) directly from the hard disk’s firmware.
Use this option if you are configuring a new hard drive, or one that has already been
formatted using the Auto option. Keep in mind that a hard drive is configured using a
certain set of parameters, those same parameters must be used for the life of the drive,
unless the drive is re-FDISKed using a different parameter set. (This procedure deletes
the old partition(s) on the drive and creates a new one, using the new parameters).
•
User - This option allows you to manually
enter in the parameters of the hard drive.
Generally, this option would be used only if
the hard drive has already been formatted
with a certain set of parameters, and assured
consistency between the old and new
parameters is desired.
•
Types 1-45 - Similar to the User option, these types should only be used if the exact
parameters for the hard drive are already entered as a specific type stored in the Setup
Program. Again, this would only be needed to assure that the parameters the drive was
formatted with and those it is using now, are identical. For new hard drives, the Auto
option is the preferred choice.
TYPE
CYLS.
HEADS
PRECOMP
LANDZONE
SECTORS
MODE
drive type
number of cylinders
number of heads
write precom
landing zone
number of sectors
mode type
Mode - One of Enhanced IDE’s most important features is LBA (Logical Block Addressing)
Mode. This feature allows the use of larger hard drives by providing a way to bypass the
cylinder limitations imposed by many Operating Systems. LBA Mode is used to extend a
hard drive’s useable capacity by “remapping” the cylinders in a way that is acceptable to
these operating systems. For instance, a hard drive with the parameters of 2100 Cylinders,
16 Heads and 63 Sectors would be represented by LBA Mode as 525 Cylinders, 64 Heads
and 63 Sectors. (Notice that the Cylinders have been divided, and the Heads have been
multiplied, by a factor of 4)
On hard drives smaller in capacity than 528MB, LBA support is not needed. The option on
these devices is ignored, even if enabled. For hard drives greater than 528MB, LBA mode
should be enabled. The following rules apply:
•
•
•
•
Operating Systems that do not use the FAT file system do not need LBA Mode, and
can use the Normal or Large Modes. Examples would be Netware and Unix.
When configuring a new hard drive greater than 528MB in capacity, always make sure
LBA mode is enabled.
If you are using a hard drive that is over 528MB in capacity, but was already formatted
without using LBA mode, LBA support will be ignored even if it is enabled. This
assures correct access to the drive’s data.
SCSI Hard Drives are NOT entered into the Mainboard BIOS Setup in any way.
The hard drive settings in the Standard CMOS Setup are only for drives connected to
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the IDE Controller. So, if only SCSI drives were installed, all these settings would be
set to Type: None. SCSI Devices are configured via the SCSI controller’s BIOS.
Floppy Drives A: and B: - Select the Type for the A: and/or B: floppy drives. Remember,
floppy drive A: is the first drive, hooked to the END of the floppy ribbon cable. Floppy drive
B: is hooked up after the twist. Available settings are listed below:
None
360K, 5.25 in
1.2M, 5.25 in
720K, 3.5 in
1.44M, 3.5 in
2.88M, 3.5 in
No floppy drive installed
5-1/4 inch PC-type standard drive; 360 kilobyte capacity
5-1/4 inch AT-type high-density drive; 1.2 megabyte capacity
3-1/2 inch double-sided drive; 720 kilobyte capacity
3-1/2 inch double-sided drive; 1.44 megabyte capacity
3-1/2 inch double-sided drive; 2.88 megabyte capacity
Floppy 3 Mode Support: - Enable this option ONLY for floppy drive(s) that support the
Japanese standard (1.2MB on 3.5” Diskette). Options: Disabled (Default), Both, Drive A /
B.
Video - This category selects the type of video adapter used for the primary system monitor.
Although secondary monitors are supported, you do not have to select their type in Setup.
EGA/VGA
CGA 40
CGA 80
MONO
Enhanced Graphics Adapter/Video Graphics Array. For EGA, VGA, SEGA,
SVGA or PGA monitor adapters.
Color Graphics Adapter, power up in 40 column mode
Color Graphics Adapter, power up in 80 column mode
Monochrome adapter, includes high resolution monochrome adapters
Halt On - Determines whether or not the system will prompt you if an error is detected
during POST.
No Errors
All Errors
All,
But Keyboard
All, But Diskette
All, But Disk/Key
The system boot will not be stopped for any error that may be detected.
Whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error the system will be stopped
and you will be prompted.
The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error; it will stop for all
other errors.
The system boot will not stop for a disk error; it will stop for all other
errors.
The system boot will not stop for a keyboard or disk error; it will stop for
all other errors.
Memory - This category is display-only. All memory detected by the POST (Power On Self
Test) of the BIOS is shown as the following types:
Base Memory is the amount of conventional memory installed in the system. This value is
typically 640K for systems with 640K or more memory installed on the motherboard. The
Extended Memory is the amount of memory located above 1MB in the CPU's memory
address map. Other Memory refers to the memory located in the region between 640K and
1MB. This region can be used for shadowing as well as expanded memory in DOS.
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BIOS Features Setup
This menu provides access to more advanced BIOS configuration settings that deal with
overall performance of the system and peripheral setup. This section allows you to configure
your system for basic operation. You have the opportunity to select the system’s default
speed, boot-up sequence, keyboard operation, shadowing and security.
Virus Warning
CPU Internal Cache
External Cache
Quick Power On Self Test
Hard Disk Boot From
Boot Sequence
Swap Floppy Drive
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Floppy Disk Access Control
Boot Up NumLock Status
Auto Disable Unused Clock
: Disabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Pri-IDE-M
: C, A
: Disabled
: Disabled
: R/W
: On
: Disabled
Typematic Rate Setting
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
PCI / VGA Palette Snoop
Assign IRQ For VGA
: Disabled
:6
: 250
: System
: Disabled
: Enabled
Virus Warning - When enabled, the
BIOS will warn the user when any
program attempts to write to or format the
boot sector. If an attempt is made, the
BIOS will halt the system and the
following error message will appear:
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
Report No FDD For WIN 95
: Non-OS2
: Disabled
: No
Video BIOS Shadow
C8000-CBFFF Shadow
CC000-CFFFF Shadow
D0000-D3FFF Shadow
D4000-D7FFF Shadow
D8000-DBFFF Shadow
DC000-DFFFF Shadow
: Enabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
ESC :
F1 :
F5 :
F6 :
F7 :
Quit
↑ ↓ → ←: Select Item
Help
PU/PD/+/- : Modify
Old Values
(Shift) F2 : Color
Load BIOS Defaults
Load Setup Defaults
! WARNING !
Disk boot sector is to be modified
Type "Y" to accept write or "N" to abort write
Award Software, Inc.
You can accept or abort this operation.
Note: This feature is designed to guard against viruses that modify the boot sector on hard
disks. However, many disk diagnostic programs which attempt to access the boot sector
table, as well as partition and format programs, will also trigger this warning. If you will be
running such a program, you can disable Virus Protection first, or choose “Y” to accept the
boot sector modification when this message shows up.
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CPU Internal Cache - Enables or Disables the Level-1 Internal Cache memory. Generally,
this would only be Disabled for troubleshooting purposes.
External Cache - Enables or Disables the Level-2 External Cache memory. Generally, this
would only be Disabled for troubleshooting purposes.
Quick Power on Self Test - Speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) after the computer is
powered on. When set to Enable, the BIOS will shorten or skip some checks during POST.
Hard Disk Boot From - This option lets you choose to boot from Primary IDE Master (PriIDE-M), Primary IDE Slave (Pri-IDE-S), Secondary IDE Master (Sec-IDE-M), Secondary
IDE Slave (Sec-IDE-S), or SCSI hard disk. Same as IDE options, the Boot Sequence in the
next field is set to C, A when the SCSI is chosen.
Boot Sequence - When your system is powered on, the BIOS performs a variety of
operations, then attempts to boot an Operating System from either a hard drive, floppy
drive, CD-ROM or LS-120/ZIP. This setting determines the sequence that the BIOS will
follow when searching devices for a bootable disk. Most users find the C, A setting to be
most beneficial, since it takes the least amount of time to boot the system. If however, you
want the ability to boot from a Floppy or CD-ROM drive, you would need to choose either
the A, C or CDROM, C, A setting. For instance, if your boot sequence was set to C, A and
for some reason you wanted to boot to your Floppy A: Drive, it would not be possible, since
the BIOS would always boot from the C: drive first. In this case, this setting would need to
be changed to A, C so that the system would first check the floppy drive for a bootable disk.
This would slow bootup speed, however, since the floppy would be checked on every boot.
A,C
C, A
C, CDROM, A
CDROM, C, A
C only
LS/ZIP, C
System will first search for boot sector on floppy disk, then hard disk.
System will first search hard disk drive then floppy disk drive for boot sector.
System will first search for boot sector on hard disk drive , then CDROM drive,
and then floppy disk drive.
System will first search the CDROM drive, then hard disk drive and then floppy
disk drive for boot sector.
System will search for boot sector on hard disk drive only.
System will first search for boot sector on LS-120 IDE floppy drive or ZIP ATAPI
drive, then hard disk.
Swap Floppy Drive - The hardware connections determine which floppy is configured as
drive A: and drive B: “Swapping” the floppy drives can be useful if your system has two
floppy drives, and you want the ability to boot from both. For example: Since a PC cannot
boot from the B: Floppy, you would need to “Swap” floppy drives A: and B: in order to set
the second floppy drive to drive A:, thereby making it bootable.
Boot Up Floppy Seek - When enabled, BIOS will attempt to move the head of the floppy
disk drive forth and back once during POST to see if the drive is working properly.
Floppy Disk Access Control - When R/W, the floppy disk can be read and written. The
other option is Read Only, which protects the floppy disk from any modification.
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Boot Up NumLock Status - When On, the NumLock key will be automatically enabled
when the system boots.
Auto Disable Unused Clock - When enabled, any clock not in use will be disabled to
reduce EMI radiation.
Typematic Rate Setting - Determines if the typematic rate is to be used. When disabled,
continually holding down a key on your keyboard will generate only one instance. In other
words, the BIOS will only report that the key is down. When the typematic rate is enabled,
the BIOS will report as before, but it will then wait a moment, and, if the key is still down,
it will begin to report that the key has been depressed repeatedly. This feature is used to
accelerate cursor movements with the arrow keys.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) - When the typematic rate is enabled, this selection allows
you to select the rate at which the keys are accelerated: Options are 6 (default), 8, 10, 12,
15, 20, 24 and 30.
Typematic Delay (Msec) - When the typematic rate is enabled, this selection allows you to
select the delay (in msec) between when the key was first depressed and when the
acceleration begins. Options are 250 (default), 500, 750 and 1000.
Security Option - This option enables password checking every time the computer is
powered on or every time BIOS Setup is executed. If System is chosen, a user password
prompt appears every time the computer is turned on. If Setup is chosen, the password
prompt appears only when the BIOS Setup program is executed. Refer to the section
Supervisor Password for more information.
PCI / VGA Palette Snoop - This option must be set to Enabled if any ISA MPEG card
installed requires VGA palette snooping. The settings are Disabled or Enabled.
Assign IRQ For VGA - The Enabled option allows the BIOS to auto-route an IRQ for use
by a VGA card. While most of the VGA cards do not need an IRQ assignment, certain VGA
cards may need it.
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB - This should be set to OS2 if you are running IBM OS/2
with more than 64MB of RAM in the system. Otherwise, the setting should be Non-OS2.
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability - The default is Disabled. If you are using hard drives that
support S.M.A.R.T., set this field to Enabled. SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and
Reporting Technology) is a reliability prediction technology for ATA/IDE and SCSI drives.
The drive will provide sufficient notice to the system or user to backup data prior to the
drive’s failure. SMART is supported in ATA-3 or later hard drives.
Report No FDD For WIN95 - While the FDD in “STANDARD CMOS SETUP” is set to
NONE, set this option to No to release IRQ6 for passing Win95 logo. This option is
irrelevant under normal operation.
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Video BIOS Shadow - This option controls the location of the contents of the 32KB of
Video ROM beginning at the C0000h memory location. The settings are:
Enabled
Disabled
The contents of C0000h-C7FFFh are written to the same address in system
memory (RAM) for faster execution.
The video ROM is not copied to RAM. The contents of the video ROM cannot be
read from or written to cache memory.
C8000-DFFFF Shadow - These options control the location of the contents of the 16KB
expansion card ROMs beginning at the specified memory location. If no adapter ROM is
using the named ROM area, this area is made available to the local bus. Shadowing a ROM
reduces the memory available between 640KB and 1024KB by the amount used for this
purpose. The settings are Enabled or Disabled.
Chipset Features Setup
This setup menu contains advanced configuration options relating to the mainboard chipset.
These options are rarely changed by the user.
Auto Configuration
DRAM Speed Selection
MA Wait State
EDO RAS# To CAS# Delay
EDO RAS# Precharge Time
EDO DRAM Read Burst
EDO DRAM Write Burst
: Enabled
: 60ns
: Fast
:2
:4
: x333
: x222
DRAM Data Integrity Mode
CPU-To-PCI IDE Posting
System BIOS Cacheable
Video BIOS Cacheable
Video RAM Cacheable
8 Bit I/O Recovery Time
16 Bit I/O Recovery Time
Memory Hole At 15M-16M
Passive Release
Delayed Transaction
AGP Aperture Size (MB)
: Non-ECC
: Enabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
:1
:1
: Disabled
: Enabled
: Disabled
: 64
SDRAM RAS-To- CAS Delay
SDRAM RAS Precharge Time
SDRAM CAS Latency Time
: Fast
: Fast
:2
** System Hardware Monitor **
CPU Overheat Alarm (>65oC)
: Disabled
CPU Fan Malfunction Alarm
: Disabled
System 5V Alarm (<4.7V)
: Disabled
ESC :
F1 :
F5 :
F6 :
F7 :
Quit
↑ ↓ → ←: Select Item
Help
PU/PD/+/- : Mod
Old Values (Shift) F2 : Color
Load BIOS Defaults
Load Setup Defaults
Auto Configuration - When Enabled, pre-defined values for DRAM, Cache, Timings, etc.
are set according to the CPU type & system clock. Enabled is the recommended setting.
These settings are only editable when Auto Configuration is Disabled.
Note: The first chipset settings deal with CPU access to dynamic random access memory
(DRAM). The default timings have been carefully chosen and should only be altered if data
is being lost. Such a scenario might occur if your system had mixed speed DRAM chips
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installed. Here, greater delays may be required to preserve the integrity of the data held in
the slower memory chips.
DRAM Speed Selection - DRAM timing is controlled by the DRAM timing registers. The
timings programmed into this register are dependent on the system design. 60ns is the
fastest rate. The 70ns timing is slower and may be required in certain system designs to
support loose layouts or slower memory.
MA Wait State - This item determines the wait state before the assertion of the first MA
and CAS#/RAS# assertion during DRAM read or write leadoff cycle. Options are slow and
fast (default).
EDO RAS# To CAS# Delay - This option allows you to determine the number of clocks
allocated between the assertion of RAS# To CAS#. Options are 3 or 2 Clocks. *Default = 2
Clocks. This has no impact on page hit cases and affects only row and page misses.
EDO RAS# Precharge Time - DRAM must continually be refreshed or it will lose its data.
Normally, DRAM is refreshed entirely as the result of a single request. This option allows
you to determine the number of CPU clocks allocated for the Row Address Strobe to
accumulate its charge before the DRAM is refreshed. If insufficient time is allowed, refresh
may be incomplete and data will be lost. Options are 3 or 4 Clocks. *Default = 4 Clocks.
EDO DRAM Read Burst - Sets the burst mode read timing for EDO DRAM. Burst read
and write requests are generated by the CPU in four separate parts. The first part provides
the location within the DRAM where the read or write is to take place, while the remaining
three parts provide the actual data. The lower the timing numbers, the faster the system will
address memory. Options are x333 (default) and x222.
EDO DRAM Write Burst - Sets the timing for burst mode writes from DRAM. Burst read
and write requests are generated by the CPU in four separate parts. The first part provides
the location within the DRAM where the read or write is to take place, while the remaining
three parts provide the actual data. The lower the timing numbers, the faster the system will
address memory. Options are x333 and x222 (default).
DRAM Data Integrity Mode - When set at Non-ECC (default), there will be no memory
errors shown on the monitor for Memory parity SERR# (NMI). When parity DRAM
modules are used, select ECC (Error Checking and Correcting) to correct 1 bit memory
errors in the memory.
CPU-To-PCI IDE Posting - When disabled, the CPU to PCI IDE posting cycles will be
treated as normal I/O write transactions.
System BIOS Cacheable - When Enabled, the contents of the F0000h system memory
segment can be cached to the Level-2 cache memory. The contents of the F0000h memory
segment are always copied from the BIOS ROM to system RAM for faster execution and
PCI compliance.
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Video BIOS Cacheable - When Enabled, C0000h to C7FFH become cacheable memory.
Video RAM Cacheable - Enabled will cause access to the video RAM addressed at
B0000H to BFFFH to be cacheable and also let the A0000H to AFFFFH to be a UC memory
type. *Disabled is the default.
8 Bit I/O Recovery Time - The recovery time is the length of time, measured in ISA BUS
clocks, that the system will delay after the completion of an input/output request. This delay
takes place because the CPU is operating faster than the input/output bus. Therefore the
CPU must be delayed to allow for the completion of I/O transfers. This item allows you to
determine the recovery time allowed for 8 bit I/O. Choices are from NA, 1 to 8 ISA BUS
clocks. *1 is the default.
16 Bit I/O Recovery Time - This item allows you to determine the recovery time allowed
for 16 bit I/O. Choices are from NA, 1 to 4 ISA BUS clocks. *1 is the default.
Memory Hole At 15M-16M - In order to improve compatibility, certain space in memory
can be reserved for old style ISA cards that map memory between 15M-16M. Do not enable
this feature unless you use the old style ISA card, otherwise the memory size may be
reduced to 15 MB for some O.S. *Disabled is the default.
Passive Release - The PIIX4 provides a programmable Passive Release mechanism to meet
the required master latencies. When enabled (default), ISA masters may see long delays in
access to any PCI memory, including the main DRAM array.
Delayed Transaction - When enabled, the delay transaction mechanism will be in effect
when PIIX4 is the target of a PCI transaction. Disabled is the default.
AGP Aperture Size (MB) - Options are 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 (default), 128 and 256 MB.
SDRAM RAS# To CAS# Delay - This option allows you to determine the delay time
between the assertion of RAS# To CAS#. Options are slow and fast (default). This has no
impact on page hit cases and affects only row and page misses.
SDRAM RAS Precharge Time - DRAM must continually be refreshed or it will lose its
data. Normally, DRAM is refreshed entirely as the result of a single request. This option
allows you to determine the timing for the Row Address Strobe to accumulate its charge
before the DRAM is refreshed. If insufficient time is allowed, refresh may be incomplete
and data will be lost. Options are slow and fast (default).
SDRAM CAS Latency Time - This item allows you to select the CAS# latency for all
SDRAM cycles. Options are 3 or 2 Clocks. *Default = 2 Clocks.
CPU Overheat Alarm (>65°°C) - When Enabled, once the CPU temperature exceeds 65
°C, a warning will be issued via the speaker and the operating CPU speed will be slowed
down to ease the situation.
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CPU Fan Malfunction Alarm - When Enabled, the system will issue a warning via the
speaker when the CPU fan starts to malfunction.
System 5V Alarm (<4.7V) - When Enabled, you will be warned via the speaker if the
system board operating voltage is below 4.7V.
Power Management Setup
This menu contains configuration options that reduce power consumption when the system
is not in use. Other “Green-PC” compliant peripherals are also supported. Power
Management allows you to configure you system to use energy most efficiently, and yet still
in a manner consistent with your own style of computer use.
Power Management
PM Control by APM
Video Off Method
Video Off After
MODEM Use IRQ
Doze Mode
Standby Mode
Suspend Mode
HDD Power Down
: User Defined
: Yes
: DPMS
: Doze
:3
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
Throttle Duty Cycle
VGA Active Monitor
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
PWRON After PWR-Fail
Resume By Ring/LAN
Resume By Alarm
: 62.5%
: Enabled
: Instant-Off
: On
: Disabled
: Disabled
IRQ 8 Break Suspend
: Disabled
** Reload Global Timer Events **
IRQ[3-7, 9-15], NMI
: Enabled
Primary IDE 0
: Disabled
Primary IDE 1
: Disabled
Secondary IDE 0
: Disabled
Secondary IDE 1
: Disabled
Floppy Disk
: Disabled
Serial Port
: Enabled
Parallel Port
: Disabled
ESC :
F1 :
F5 :
F6 :
F7 :
Quit
↑ ↓ → ←: Select Item
Help
PU/PD/+/- : Modify
Old Values (Shift) F2 : Color
Load BIOS Defaults
Load Setup Defaults
Power Management - This category allows you to select the type (or degree) of power
saving and is directly related to the following modes: Doze Mode, Standby Mode, Suspend
Mode and HDD Power Down. There are four selections for Power Management, three of
which have fixed mode settings:
Disabled
Min Saving
Max Saving
No power management. Disables all four modes
Minimum power management. Doze Mode = 1 hr. Standby Mode = 1
hr., Suspend Mode = 1 hr., and HDD Power Down = 15 min.
Maximum power management -- ONLY AVAILABLE FOR SL
CPUs. Doze Mode = 1 min., Standby Mode = 1 min., Suspend Mode
= 1 min., and HDD Power Down = 1 min.
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User Defined (default)
Set each mode individually. When Enabled, each range is from 1 min.
to 1 hr., except for HDD Power Down which ranges from 1 min. to 15
min.
PM Control by APM - When set to Yes, an Advanced Power Management device will be
activated to enhance the Max. Power Saving mode and stop the CPU internal clock. If the
Max. Power Saving is not enabled, this will be preset to No.
Video Off Method - This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
V/H
SYNC+Blank
Blank Screen
DPMS
This selection will cause the system to turn off the vertical and
horizontal synchronization ports, writing blanks to the video
buffer.
This option only writes blanks to the video buffer.
Initial display power management signaling.
Video Off After - This is to determine when to activate the video off function. Options are:
“Standby”, “Doze” (default), “Suspend” and “N/A”.
MODEM Use IRQ - This item tells the Power Management BIOS which IRQ is assigned
to the installed MODEM. Options are NA, 3 (default), 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, and 11.
PM Timers - The following four modes are Green PC power saving functions which are
only user configurable when User Defined Power Management has been selected. See
below for available selections.
Doze Mode
When enabled and after the set time of system inactivity, the CPU
clock will run at slower speed while all other devices still operate
at full speed.
Standby Mode
When enabled and after the set time of system inactivity, the fixed
disk drive and the video will be shut off while all other devices
still operate at full speed.
Suspend Mode
When enabled and after the set time of system inactivity, all
devices except the CPU will be shut off.
HDD Power
Down
When enabled and after the set time of system inactivity, the hard
disk drive will be powered down while all other devices remain
active.
Throttle Duty Cycle - This item determines the duty cycle for the clock control thermal
throttling mode. The duty cycle indicates the percentage of time the STPCLK# signal is
asserted..
VGA Active Monitor - When enabled, the video detect logic will generate a timer reload
event for device monitor 11.
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Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN - With Instant-Off selected, the ATX switch functions like a
normal system power off button. With Delay 4 Sec. selected, you must hold down the ATX
switch for more than 4 seconds to power off the system.
PWRON After PWR-Fail – This feature will power-on the PC when power returns after a
power failure. The table on the next page lists the options available and the corresponding
“System State” when power returns.
Options Available
Former-Sts
Off
On
System State When
Failure Occurred
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
System State When
Returns
On
Off
Off
Off
On
On
Resume by Ring/LAN – With a modem installed, this item enables the modem to power on
the system or return it to full power out of suspend / standby mode. With a LAN card
installed, the Wake-up On LAN function allows the network to wake up a Soft Power Down
(Soft-Off) PC. Refer to “Wake-up On LAN Connector” on page 16 for more information.
Resume by Alarm - When enabled, the system will automatically power on or returns to
full power out of suspend/standby mode at the time and date of the month (0 for daily)
specified.
IRQ 8 Break Suspend - When IRQ 8 Clock Event is enabled, the unmasked IRQ8 will
generate a Fast Burst Timer reload or stop break event.
** Reload Global Timer Events **
IRQ[3-7, 9-15], NMI: Enable an unmasked IRQ [3-7, 9-15], NMI, when asserted, reload the
Global Standby Timer.
Primary/Secondary IDE 0/1, Floppy Disk, Serial Port, Parallel Port: Enable reload events
from the respective device monitor to reload the Global Standby Timer.
PNP/PCI Configuration Setup
The PCI Personal Component Interconnect Bus was developed by Intel and other industry
leader partners primarily to address two important issues faced by PC hardware designers
today: a) How to allow peripheral devices to take the fullest advantage of the power of
Pentium and Pentium Pro chip technology, and b) Provide a simpler installation process for
peripheral devices, such as Network cards, EIDE or SCSI controllers.
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PCI accomplishes these goals with its 32-bit Data path Local Bus design, and support for
Plug & Play. Unlike older expansion bus architectures, PCI provides peripherals with a
direct connection to the CPU and memory. The PCI bus runs at 33Mhz and has a maximum
transfer capability of 132MBps. With Plug & Play, the system BIOS automatically
determines hardware resources for new peripherals, simplifying installation of multiple
interface cards.
This Setup Menu provides configuration options for the PCI Bus and its assigned resources.
PNP OS Installed
Resources Controlled by
Reset Configuration Data
: No
: Manual
: Enabled
IRQ-3
IRQ-4
IRQ-5
IRQ-7
IRQ- 9
IRQ-10
IRQ-11
IRQ-12
IRQ-14
IRQ-15
DMA-0
DMA-1
DMA-3
DMA-5
DMA-6
DMA-7
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
assigned
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assigned
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Slot 1 Use IRQ No.
Slot 2 Use IRQ No.
Slot 3 Use IRQ No.
Slot 4 Use IRQ No.
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS
PCI Latency Timer
Assign IRQ For USB
Used MEM base addr
: Auto
: 80 PCI Clocks
: Enabled
: N/A
ESC :
F1 :
F5 :
F6 :
F7 :
Quit
↑ ↓ → ←: Select Item
Help
PU/PD/+/- : Modify
Old Values (Shift) F2 : Color
Load BIOS Defaults
Load Setup Defaults
PNP OS Installed - Set to Yes if your operating system supports Plug & Play, such as
Windows 95.
Resources Controlled By - The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capacity to
automatically configure all of the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices. This
capability is specifically designed for a Plug and Play operating system such as Windows
95. Choices are Auto and Manual (default).
Reset Configuration Data - Reset Configuration Data: When set to Enabled, ESCD
(Extended System Configuration Data) is cleared. This setting will automatically be set
back to Disabled when the system reboots. Enabled (default) and Disabled.
IRQ3/4/5/7/9/10/11/12/14/15, DMA0/1/3/5/6/7 assigned to - By default, all resources are
assigned to the PCI Bus except IRQs 3, and 4. If an ISA card requires a particular IRQ or
DMA channel, those resources should be set to Legacy ISA so that the PCI Bus will not try
to use them. Choices are Legacy ISA and PCI/ISA PnP.
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Slot 1/2/3/4 Use IRQ No. – By default, an IRQ is automatically assigned to PCI slots 1, 2, 3
and 4. You may also specify an IRQ for these slots.
SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS - When set to Auto (Default), the system will automatically sense
the presence of any SCSI adapter that uses a Symbios SYM53C8XX SCSI chip:
If the SCSI adapter installed has its own
BIOS on board:
The on-board SCSI BIOS will not be loaded.
The adapter’s own SCSI BIOS will be used.
If the SCSI adapter installed doesn’t have
its own BIOS and the card uses or is
compatible with the SYM53C8XX chip:
The on-board SCSI BIOS will load and
control the SCSI adapter.
*Disabling, the onboard SCSI BIOS prevents it from being active in any way.
PCI Latency Timer - This option sets latency of all PCI devices on the PCI bus. The
settings are in units equal to PCI clocks. Available settings are 0 ~ 248. The default is 80.
Assign IRQ For USB - When Enabled, the system automatically assigns an IRQ for the
USB device connected to your system. However, if you are not using USB devices and an
ISA slot requires an IRQ address, set this function to Disabled. The IRQ address previously
occupied by the USB device will be available for the ISA slot.
Used MEM base address - This item allows you to determine which basic addresses are
not to be occupied by PCI Card and leave these addresses for some special ISA Card used
only.
Choices are C800, CC00, D000, D400, D800, DC00.
Load BIOS Defaults
Loads “Fail Safe” settings into the BIOS Setup program. These options are designed to slow
the system down for troubleshooting purposes. To load the default values, highlight this
option and press [ENTER]. Enter “Y” in the confirmation screen and press [ENTER] again.
User-defined options in the Standard CMOS Setup are not affected.
Load Setup Defaults
Loads the default values for best system performance into the BIOS Setup program. To load
the default values, highlight this option and press [ENTER]. Enter “Y” in the confirmation
screen and press [ENTER] again. User-defined options in the Standard CMOS Setup are
not affected.
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Integrated Peripherals Setup
This menu is used to configure the integrated IDE subsystem and other peripherals.
IDE HDD Block Mode
: Enabled
Parallel Port EPP Type
: EPP 1.9
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
: Enabled
IDE Primary Master PIO
: Auto
IDE Primary Slave PIO
: Auto
IDE Primary Master UDMA
: Auto
IDE Primary Slave UDMA
: Auto
On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
: Enabled
IDE Secondary Master PIO
: Auto
IDE Secondary Slave PIO
: Auto
IDE Secondary Master UDMA : Auto
IDE Secondary Slave UDMA
: Auto
USB Keyboard Support
: Disabled
Onboard FDD Controller
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
InfraRed/COM2 Selected
Onboard Parallel Port
Onboard Parallel Mode
ECP Mode Use DMA
: Enabled
: Auto
: Auto
: UART COM2
: 378/IRQ7
: ECP/EPP
:3
ESC:
F1 :
F5 :
F6 :
F7 :
Quit ↑ ↓ → ←: Select Item
Help PU/PD/+/- : Modify
Old Values (Shift) F2: Color
Load BIOS Defaults
Load Setup Defaults
IDE HDD Block Mode - This allows your hard disk controller to use fast block mode to
transfer data to and from your hard disk drive (HDD). Enabled or Disabled. Enabled is the
default.
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE - Enables or Disables the primary controller. Situations where
this controller would be disabled are: a) You are not using any IDE Drives or b) You are
using an add-on IDE controller in a PCI Slot.
On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE - Enables or Disables the secondary controller. Situations
where this controller would be disabled are: a) You are not using any IDE Drives or b) You
are using IDE Drives ONLY on the primary controller or c) You are using an add-on IDE
controller in a PCI Slot.
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• IDE PIO Mode - IDE Programmed I/O Mode - This
setting relates to the speed at which the hard drive is
able to transfer data, up to 16.6MB/second for Mode 4
drives. Available settings are Auto, 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4. As
with the Type setting, Auto is the preferred choice, in
that the supported PIO Mode is read directly from the
hard drive. Be sure not to use a PIO Mode higher than
what the drive actually supports. This could result in
loss of data.
PIO Mode
0
1
2
3
4
Timing
600 ns
383 ns
240 ns
180 ns
120 ns
• IDE UMDA (Ultra DMA) Mode - The chipset used for this mainboard improves the
IDE performance by implementing UltraDMA/33 Bus Mastering IDE which can handle
data transfer up to 33 Mbyte/sec. This UDMA technology is downward compatible with
existing ATA-2 IDE. So there is no upgrade required for current hard drives and cabling.
*Auto is default.
USB Keyboard Support - This item allows you to enable or disable the USB keyboard
driver within the onboard BIOS. The keyboard driver simulates lagacy keyboard command
and let you use USB keyboard during POST or after boot if you don’t have USB driver in
the operating system.
Onboard FDD Controller - Enables or Disables the on-board Floppy Disk Controller.
Onboard Serial Port 1 - With this option, the on-board Serial Port 1 can be Disabled, or
set to 3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4 or 2E8/IRQ3. (* Auto is Default)
Onboard Serial Port 2 - With this option, the on-board Serial Port 2 can be Disabled, or
set to 3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4 or 2E8/IRQ3. (* Auto is Default)
InfraRed/COM2 Selected - By default, this field is set to UART COM2, which directs the
second serial port UART to support the COM2 serial port. Choosing SHARP IR (ASKIR),
IrDA SIR (HPSIR), CIR or FIR will activate the on-board infrared feature and redirect
the second serial port UART to support the infrared module connector on the mainboard.
Onboard Parallel Port - With this option, the on-board Parallel Port can be Disabled, or
set to 378/IRQ7 (*Default), 3BC/IRQ7 or 278/IRQ5.
Onboard Parallel Port Mode - Sets the operating mode of the parallel port. Options are:
Normal, EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port) / Normal, ECP (Extended Capability Port) and
ECP/EPP (default).
ECP Mode Use DMA - Options are 1 and 3. This field is available only when one of the
two following options in Parallel Port Mode is selected: ECP or ECP/EPP.
Parallel Port EPP Type - Options are 1.7 and 1.9 (default ; IEEE 1284 compliant).
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Supervisor Password and User Password Setting
Passwords can be set to provide protection for the BIOS configuration options, or to restrict
access to the computer itself.
When enabled, User Password will require all users to enter a password in order to use the
system, and/or enter the BIOS setup (but can’t change its contents). A Supervisor Password
is used to protect the stored CMOS options from being changed by unauthorized users.
Keep in mind that when set, a password is required only when booting the system. It will
not provide protection to a system that is already booted.
The password check option is set in BIOS FEATURES SETUP by choosing either System
(the password prompt appears every time the system is powered on) or Setup (the password
prompt appears only when the user enters the BIOS Setup). The password is stored in
CMOS RAM, and can be cleared by removing the battery for a while and then re-installing
it back.
To set a password:
1.
You must first set the Supervisor password by choosing Supervisor Password and
pressing [ENTER]. Setup prompts for a password.
2.
Enter a 1-8 character password using letters, numbers, or a combination of both. The
specific characters are not shown as you enter them. Press [ENTER].
3.
A confirmation box appears asking you to re-enter the password. Enter the password
again. Press [ENTER]. Follow the same procedure to set the User Password.
Changing a Password:
1.
Select the appropriate password option (Supervisor or User) from the main menu and
press [ENTER]. Enter the current password and press [Enter]. The screen does not
display the characters entered. Enter in the new password, then the confirmation. You
cannot change the current password unless you know it.
Erasing a Password:
1.
If you know the current password, but want to disable password checking, follow the
procedure for changing the password. When Setup prompts for the new password,
simply press [ENTER]. You will see a message indicating that the password is
disabled.
2.
If you do not know the current password, the CMOS must be cleared by removing the
battery for a while and then re-installing it back. *This will clear all user-defined BIOS
Setup options.
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IDE HDD Auto Detection
Automatically detect and configure hard disk parameters. The Award BIOS includes this
ability in the event you are uncertain of your hard disk’s parameters. See also “Standard
CMOS Setup”.
Low-Level Format Utility
This Award Low-Level-Format Utility is designed as a tool to save your time formatting
your hard disk. The Utility automatically looks for the necessary information of the drive
you selected. The Utility also searches for bad tracks and lists them for your reference.
Shown below is the Main Menu after you enter into the Award Low-Level-Format Utility.
Hard Disk Low Level Format Utility
SELECT DRIVE
BAD TRACK LIST
NO. CYLS HEAD
PREFORMAT
Current select drive is : C
Drive : C: CYLINDER : 0 HEAD : 0
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Secondary Master
Secondary Slave
:
:
:
:
SIZE
850
0
0
0
CYLS
1647
0
0
0
HEAD
16
0
0
0
PRECOMP
65535
0
0
0
LANDZ SECTOR MODE
1646
63
AUTO
0
0
AUTO
0
0
AUTO
0
0
AUTO
Up/Down - Select Item
ENTER - Accept
ECS - Exit/Abort
Copyright (c) Award Software, Inc. 1992-97 All Rights Reserved
SELECT DRIVE - Select from installed hard disk drive C or D. Listed at the bottom of
the screen is the drive automatically detected by the utility.
BAD TRACK LIST - Auto Scan Bad Track - The utility will automatically scan bad tracks
and list the bad tracks in the window at the right side of the screen. Add Bad Track Directly type in any information about known bad tracks in the window at the right side of
the screen.
Modify Bad Track - Modify information about the added bad tracks in the window at the
right side of the screen. Delete Bad Track - Delete the added bad tracks in the window at
the right side of the screen. Clear Bad Track Table - Clear the whole bad track list in the
window at the right side of the screen.
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PREFORMAT - Interleave - Select the interleave number of the hard disk drive you wish
to perform low level format. You may select from 1 to 8. Check the documentation that
came with the drive for the correct interleave number, or select 0 for utility automatic
detection.
Auto Scan Bad Track - This allows the utility to scan for bad sectors first then format by
each track. Start - Press <Y> to start low level format.
Save & Exit Setup / Exit Without Saving
Select Save & Exit Setup to save into the CMOS memory all modifications specified during
the current session. To save the configuration changes, highlight this option in the main
menu and press [ENTER]. The system displays a confirmation message on the screen. Press
the “Y” key and then [Enter]. Press the “N” key and then the [Enter] key to abort. The Exit
Without Saving option allows the user to exit the BIOS Setup without updating any changes
made during the current session.
PCI Device Listing
This list of installed PCI devices appears after the System Configuration screen:
PCI device listing .....
Bus No. Device No. Func No. Vender ID
0
7
1
8086
14/15
0
7
2
8086
0
9
0
1013
Device ID Device Class
7010
IDE Controller
8829
7333
IRQ
Serial bus controller 11
Display controller
NA
Bus No.
Encoded value indicating 1 of 256 possible buses in a system.
Device No.
Encoded value indicating 1 of 32 possible devices on a given bus.
Func No.
Encoded value indicating 1 of 8 possible functions on a multifunction
device.
Vender ID
Identifies the manufacturer of the device. Valid vendor identifiers are
allocated by the PCI SIG (Special Interest Group) to ensure uniqueness.
Device ID
Identifies the particular device. This identifier is allocated by the vendor.
Device Class
Specifies one of the following device classes: Mass storage controller,
Network controller, Display controller, Multimedia device, Bridge device,
Simple communication controller, Base system peripherals, Input device,
Docking station, Processor and Serial bus controller.
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The PCI device listing is useful for troubleshooting purposes. More detailed information for
each field may be obtained through the PCI specification documentation.
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BUILT-IN SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS
To provide easy to use and cost effective support for adapters using or compatible with the
Symbios Logic 53C8XX SCSI chips, this mainboard features built-in Symbios SCSI BIOS.
In most cases you should not need to change the default configuration of your host adapter.
You may decide to alter these default values if there is a conflict between device settings, or
if you need to optimize system performance. A message appears on your computer monitor
(for about 5 seconds) during boot that looks like this:
Press Crtl-C to start Configuration Utility
If you decide to press Ctrl-C during boot, the following message appears:
Please wait, invoking Configuration Utility …
After a brief pause, your computer will display the Main Menu of the utility.
The Symbios SCSI Configuration Utility
This menu driven utility allows you to view and change the default configuration settings
for host adapters using Symbios 53C8XX chips.
Note: Pressing Ctrl-A after memory count during re-boot allows you to recover the default
settings and reconfigure.
The following tables list the configuration settings you can change:
•
Global: Affects both the adapter and all SCSI devices
•
Device: Affects only the individual SCSI devices
Global Default Settings
Settings
Default
SCAM Support
On
Parity Checking
Host Adapter SCSI ID
Scan Order
Enabled
7
Low to High (0-Max)
Device Default Settings
Settings
Default
Synchronous Transfer
20
Rate (MB/sec)
Data Width
8
Disconnect
On
Read Write I/O Timeout
10
(secs)
Scan for Devices at Boot
Time
Scan for SCSI LUNs
Queue Tags
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Yes
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Main Menu
MAIN MENU
Port
Irq
---------Status------- NvRAM
Num Level Current Next-Boot Found
1. SYM53C860 FC00
9
On
On
Yes
2. SYM53C820
0
0
Off
Off
?
3. SYM53C825 FD00
9
On
On
Yes
4. SYM53C815 FE00 10
On
On
No
B ... Adapter Boot Order.
C ... Change Adapter Status.
D ... Display Mode = Terse.
M ... Mono/Color.
F1 .. Help
Q ... Quit
You can select an adapter only if the current status is “On”. Changes are only possible
with SCSI adapters that support NVRAM (non-volatile memory). Check the “NvRAM
Found” column to see if NVRAM is present on your adapter. If you choose to alter any of
these settings, exit via the Quit option and the system will reboot.
Adapter Boot Order - Allows you to set the order in which host adapters will boot when
more than one Symbios host adapter is present in the system. To change an adapter’s boot
order, select it and press <Enter>. You are then prompted to enter the new boot sequence
number. When the adapters are ordered properly, press the <Esc> key to exit this menu.
Boot Order:
1. SYM53C860
2. SYM53C820
3. SYM53C825
4. SYM53C815
Port
Irq
---------Status------Num Level Current Next-Boot
FC00
9
On
On
0
0
Off
Off
FD00
9
On
On
FE00 10
On
On
NvRAM
Found
Yes
?
Yes
No
Change Adapter Status - Allows you to activate or deactivate a host adapter and all SCSI
devices attached to it. The change takes place after a reboot, which is automatic upon exit
from the utility when this option is changed.
Display Mode - Determines how much information about your host adapters and SCSI
devices is displayed on your computer monitor during boot:
•
verbose: for more complete information
•
terse: for a faster boot
Mono/Color - Allows you to choose between a black and white or color display for the
SCSI Configuration utility.
Help - Brings up a help screen with information about the Main menu.
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Quit - Exits the SCSI Configuration utility.
Adapter Utilities Menu
When you select a host adapter from the main menu, the following screen is displayed:
1. SYM53C860
Utilities
A - Adapter Setup
D - Device Selections
F1 .. Helps.
ESC .. Exit this menu.
•
Adapter Setup: Adapter settings are viewed and changed.
1. SYM53C860
Adapter Setup
S - SCAM Support .......... On
P - Parity ......................... Enabled
I - Host Adapter ID ........ 7
O - Scan Order ................ Low to High (0..Max)
F1 .. Help.
F2 .. Restore Default Setup.
ESC .. Exit this menu.
SCAM Support - SCAM (SCSI Configured AutoMatically) is the SCSI Plug and Play
protocol supported by Symbios BIOS version 4.X.
Parity - The Symbios host adapters always generate parity, but some SCSI devices do not.
Therefore, you are offered the option of disabling parity checking.
Note: When disabling parity checking, it is also necessary to disable disconnect for all
devices, as parity checking for the reselection phase will not be disabled. If a device
does not supporting parity disconnects, the I/O will never complete because the
reselection phase will halt.
Host SCSI ID - The host adapter SCSI ID should remain on 7 (default), as this setting gives
the adapter the highest priority on the SCSI bus. However, if you have two adapters on
the same SCSI bus, you should give one of them an unassigned ID to avoid duplication
of SCSI IDs.
Scan Order - This option allows you to tell the host adapter BIOS and your device drivers
to scan the SCSI bus from low to high (0 to max) SCSI IDs, or from high to low (max
to 0) SCSI IDs. If you have more than one device on the SCSI bus, changing the scan
order changes the order in which drive letters are assigned by the system.
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•
Device Selections: Settings for the devices attached to the selected adapter are viewed
and changed.
1. SYM53C860
Device Selection 0-7
Sync Data Disc Time Scan Scan Queue
Rate Width
Out Bus LUNS Tags
0 - Dev0 N/A
1 - Dev1 N/A
2 - Dev2 N/A
3 - Dev3 N/A
4 - Dev4 N/A
5 - Dev5 N/A
6 - Dev6 N/A
7 - SYM53C860
D -Device Selection 8-15
F1 .. Help.
ESC .. Exit this menu.
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
The above menu provides information about individual SCSI devices attached to the
selected host adapter, as well as the adapter itself. To make changes to these settings
select a device from this display and press <Enter> to bring up the individual Device
Setup menu.
Device Setup Menu
When you select a specific device from the Device Selection menu, your computer displays
the following Device Setup menu. The settings in this menu effect individual SCSI devices
attached to the selected host adapter. Changes made from this menu will require a system
reboot upon exit from the SCSI Configuration utility.
1. SYM53C860
Dev0 N/A Setup
R - Sync Rate (Mega Bytes/sec) ..... 20 Mb/sec
W - Width (bits) .................................. 8
D - Disconnect ................................ On
T - Read Write I/O Timeout (secs) ... 10
S - Scan for Device at Boot Time ... Yes
L - Scan for SCSI LUNs ................. Yes
Q - Queue Tags .............................. Enabled
F1 .. Help.
F2 .. Restore Default Setup.
ESC .. Exit this menu.
Sync Rate (Mega Bytes/sec) - Defines the maximum transfer rate the host adapter attempts
to negotiate. The host adapter and a SCSI device must agree to a rate they can both handle.
Width (bits) - Sets the maximum data width the host adapter will attempt to negotiate. The
host adapter and a SCSI device must agree to a width they can both handle. Only those host
adapters that support 16 bit data transfers will show this option as enabled.
Disconnect - SCSI devices have the ability to disconnect from the bus during an I/O
transfer. This option tells the host adapter whether or not to allow a device to disconnect.
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Some devices run faster with disconnect enabled (mostly newer devices), while some run
faster with disconnect disabled (mostly older devices).
Read Write I/O Timeout (secs) - This option sets the time the host adapter waits for a
read, write, verify, or seek command to complete before trying the I/O transfer again. Since
this provides a safeguard allowing the system to recover if an I/O operation fails, it is
recommended that you always set the time-out to a value greater than zero (no time-out).
Scan for Device at Boot Time - When there is a device you do not wish to make available
to the system, set this option to No for that device. Also, on a bus with only a few devices
attached, you can speed up boot time by changing this setting to No for unused SCSI IDs.
Scan for SCSI LUNs - You can set this option to No if you have problems with a device
that responds to all LUNs whether they are occupied or not.
Queue Tags - If your device driver can issue queue tags, this option allows you to enable or
disable the issuing of queue tags during I/O requests.
Since some changes only take effect after your system reboots, it is important that you quit
this Configuration utility properly. You should return to the Main Menu and exit via the
Quit option. If you reboot the system without properly exiting the utility, some changes may
not be saved.
Device Drivers
To function properly with different SCSI devices under different operating systems you’ll
need to install device drivers. The device driver information should be available in your
SCSI adapter’s package.
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FLASH BIOS PROGRAMMING UTILITY
Updating the Award BIOS Code is made easy with the AWDFLASH Utility. Since this
mainboard features FLASH BIOS, it is not necessary to change the actual BIOS chip in
order to upgrade the System BIOS. The user can simply re-program the old BIOS using the
AWDFLASH Utility as follows:
1. First, boot the system with DOS or to “Safe Mode” under Windows 95. If you are
booting DOS from a hard drive or floppy disk, press [F5] when the message “Starting
MS-DOS…” appears on the screen. If you are booting Windows 95, press the [F8] key,
and select the “Safe mode command prompt” option. This will assure that the system is
running in “real mode” with no device drivers loaded. This is the only correct way to
run the AWDFLASH Utility program.
2. There are (2) important files needed to re-program the BIOS. The first is
“AWDFLASH.EXE” which is the FLASH BIOS Programming Utility. The second file
needed is the updated “BIN” file which contains the actual BIOS code. This file will
have the extension [.bin], such as “P598GH.BIN”. Make sure these files are on the
diskette or hard drive in the same directory.
3. Start the AWDFLASH Utility by changing to the directory where the two required files
exist and typing: AWDFLASH and pressing [ENTER].
4. The AWDFLASH Utility Screen appears. You will be asked for the file name to
program. Type in the name of the new BIOS (.bin) file and hit [ENTER].
5. The program will then ask if you want to backup the old BIOS. This is recommended in
case there are any problems with the new “.bin” file. Enter the name of the new backup
file (such as “backup.bin”) and press [ENTER].
6. At this time the system will prompt you for final confirmation before beginning
programming. The Utility can be aborted at this time by hitting “n”. To begin
programming, hit “y”…
7. When the Flash programming starts, a bar indicator will show the progress of the
programming operation. After successful completion, hit the reset button or power off
the computer.
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DMI UTILITY
This mainboard supports the Desktop Management Interface (DMI), which is a new
method of providing enterprise management for personal computers. The main component
of DMI is the Management Information Format Database (MIF), which contains information
about the computer system and its components, such as BIOS version/vendor, CPU
speed/type, memory size/type, L1/L2 cache, port connectors (IDE, floppy, 2S/1P, USB,
keyboard, mouse, ), slots … etc. Using DMI, remote PC management software is able to
obtain various information about the system, including hardware profiles, capabilities,
operational status, installation dates, and other information about the system and its
components.
This DMI utility, DMICFG.EXE, allows you to add additional information, such as serial
numbers, vendor information, and enclosure/chassis configurations, into the MIF.
[Edit DMI] [Add DMI] [Load DMI FILE] [Save DMI FILE]
BIOS
System
Base Board
Enclosure/Chassis
Processor
Memory Controller
Memory module
Memory module
Memory module
Memory module
Cache
Cache
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
System slots
áâßà Move
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Display Component
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Type : BIOS Information
Handle : 0000
Vendor Name : Award Software International, Inc.
BIOS Version : 4.51 PG
BIOS starting Address Segment : E000
BIOS Build Date : 10/07/96
BIOS Characteristics : Press [ENTER] for detail
Size of BIOS ROM : 0256K
cursor Enter-Accept DEL-Delete ESC-Abort&Exit
Note: The DMI utility must be run in real mode without the EMM386 memory manager
loaded.
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HARDWARE MONITORING UTILITY
The mainboard has an advanced built-in hardware monitoring feature to keep track of CPU
temperature, system board voltage and CPU fan speed. When an abnormal condition occurs,
the system speaker will BEEP to warn the user to trouble shoot the failed part of the system.
Note:
When an application is using the speaker, the user may LOSE the WARNING BEEP!
The Hardware Monitor utility included with your mainboard is designed for Windows
95/Windows NT. With this utility installed, an error message will pop up under Windows
95/Windows NT in addition to the warning beep to alert the user when problem occurs.
The utility includes the following files:
•
•
•
MONITOR.EXE
HMINSTALL.EXE
Readme file
Hardware monitor utility
Hardware monitor utility installation program
Installation/Un-installation procedure:
•
Run HMINSTALL.EXE under Windows 95/Windows NT to install MONITOR.EXE to
your fixed disk. MONITOR.EXE will then be executed automatically every time with
Windows 95 bootup.
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DC-310U PCI ULTRA-SCSI ADAPTER
The DC-310U is an Ultra-SCSI Host Adapter based on the Symbios Logic SYM53C860
Ultra-SCSI Chip. Designed to provide a low cost, easy to implement SCSI solution, this
adapter utilizes the built-in Symbios Logic SCSI BIOS on supported mainboards.
Fully Plug & Play and PCI 2.1 compliant, enhanced SCSI features include
Disconnect/Reconnect, Scatter/Gather, and Tag Queuing to greatly improve overall system
performance, particularly under multitasking environments.
Jumper-less hardware design, Active SCSI Bus Termination, and 32-bit PCI DMA Bus
Mastering are a few more of the advanced features built-in to the DC-310U, providing the
best performance and ease of use possible.
SPECIFICATIONS:
SCSI Performance
SCSI Chip:
SCSI devices:
SCSI bus transfers:
Bus master data transfers:
PCI Integration
Reliability
Drivers & Utilities
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•
•
•
•
•
Symbios SYM53C860
Max: 7
Async: 7MB/sec & Sync: 20MB/sec
133MB/sec (at 33MHz)
80-byte DMA FIFO for 2/4/8/16 dwords
burst across PCI bus
•
Full 32-bit PCI DMA bus master
•
Jumper-less design
•
Active SCSI bus termination
SYMTolerANT technology with:
•
Active negation of SCSI Data, Parity,
Request, and Acknowledge signals for
improved fast SCSI transfer rates.
•
Input signal filtering on SCSI receivers
improves data integrity, even in noisy
cabling environments.
•
DOS, Win3.1, Win95, NT 3.5/4.x, Netware
3.x/4.x, SCO 3.2v4.2/5.0, UnixWare 2.x.,
OS/2 Warp
•
BIOS (& Flush utility), Installation, Low
Level Format.
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DC-310U PCI ULTRA-SCSI ADAPTER
Mainboard BIOS Support
Adapter Setup
Device Setup
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