mainboard bios setup
MAINBOARD
User's Manual
Rev: 1.00
Date: July - 2000
* All other product names are trademarks or copyrights of their respective owners.
* Specifications and information contained in this manual are subject to change
without notice.
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:
,
,
,
,
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Move the equipment away from the receiver.
Plug the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
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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Package Checklist
Your mainboard package should include the items listed below. Damaged or
missing items should be reported to your vendor
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The mainboard
Floppy disk ribbon cable
IDE ribbon cable
RS232 9-pin COM2 serial port bracket
This User's Manual
CD-ROM containing the following support software:
(The latest drivers can always be found at their respective web sites.).
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Intel IDE Bus Master driver
http://support.intel.com/support/chipsets
Support software for updating the FLASH BIOS
Trend PC-cillin Anti-Virus software
http://www.antivirus.com
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Table of Contents
1. I NT RO DU CT IO N .........................................................................6
1.1 P rod uct D esc rip tio n...............................................................................6
1.2 F eat ure s & Sp eci fic ati ons .....................................................................7
1.3 B oar d Lev el Fe atu re...............................................................................8
1.3 .1 Bo ard L eve l Par t Def ini tio ns ........................................................9
1.4 C omp reh ens ive M ain boa rd Vie w ......................................................10
2. H AR DWA RE I NS TALLATIO N .................................................11
2.1 J ump er Se tti ng ......................................................................................11
2.1 .1 S ett ing t he Ju mpe rs ......................................................................11
2.1 .2 CP U Clo ck Ju mpe r Sel ect ion .....................................................12
2.1 .3 K eyb oar d Po wer -on J ump er ......................................................12
2.1 .4 Lo cki ng/ Un loc kin g the F las h BIO S Ju mpe r ............................13
2.1 .5 Cl ear C MO S..................................................................................13
2.1 .6 S TR PC I Wake -up S ele cti on J ump er .........................................14
2.2 C onn ect ion s..........................................................................................1 5
2.2 .1 In sta lli ng th e CPU ........................................................................15
2.2 .2 Co oli ng F an...................................................................................1 5
2.2 .3 In sta lli ng th e Mem ory M odu les ( DI MM ).................................1 6
2.2 .4 F lop py, ID E Har d and C D- RO Ms D riv es .................................17
2.2 .5 P ow er LE D Co nne cti ons ............................................................1 8
2.2 .6 P ow er Su ppl y Con nec tor ............................................................19
2.2.7 IrDA-Compliant Infrared Module Connector..........................19
2.2 .8 LA N Wake -up C onn ect or............................................................2 0
2.2 .9 M ode m Wake -up F unc tio n..........................................................20
2.2 .10 E xte rna l Con nec tor s...................................................................2 1
2.2 .11 I ns tal lin g an AG P Car d ..............................................................23
3. M AI NB OA RD B IO S SE TU P....................................................25
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
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A bou t the B IO S ....................................................................................25
M ain M enu ............................................................................................27
S tan dar d CM OS F eat ure s ...................................................................28
A dva nce d BIO S Fe atu res ....................................................................32
A dva nce d Chi ps et Fe atu res ................................................................35
I nte gra ted P eri phe ral s ........................................................................37
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3.7 P ow er Ma nag eme nt Se tup ..................................................................42
3.8 P nP /PC I Con fig ura tio ns .....................................................................46
3.9 P C Hea lth S tat us ..................................................................................49
3.1 0 Fr equ enc y / Volta ge Co ntr ol ............................................................50
3.1 1 Loa d Fai l-S afe D efa ult s ....................................................................51
3.1 2 Loa d Op tim ize d Def aul ts..................................................................5 1
3.13 Supervisor Password and User Password Setting .........................51
3.1 4 Sav e & Exi t Set up / Ex it Wi tho ut Sa vin g .......................................52
3.1 5 PC I Dev ice L istin g ............................................................................53
4. BUILT-IN SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS .............................................54
5. FLASH BIOS PROGRAMMING UTILITY...............................61
6. DMI UTILITY ..............................................................................63
7. INSTANTLY AVAILABLE PC...................................................64
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
W hat i s an In st ant ly Ava ila ble P C? ...................................................64
C ore Te chn olo gy S us pen d to RA M (S 3) ..........................................64
T he Ke y Ing red ien ts ............................................................................65
I ns tal lat ion ............................................................................................66
U sin g Su sp end t o RA M .......................................................................67
R ela ted D ocu men ts ..............................................................................68
8. SYSTEM BOOT ................................................................................69
9. SOFTWARE INSTALLATION .......................................................70
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
I ns tal l Int el 81 x Dr ive r........................................................................7 2
I ns tal l VG A Dr ive r ..............................................................................74
I ns tal l Sou nd D riv er (f or O n-B oar d Au dio O nly ) ...........................75
T ren d PC -Ci lli n An ti- Viru s So ftw are ...............................................76
H ard Ware M oni tor ing U til ity .............................................................78
I ns tal lAD OB E Acr oba t Rea der V 4.0 ................................................79
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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 Product Description
D
esigned as a flexible, high-performance and cost-effective
solution for System Integrators and End Users alike, this
mainboard provides the power and expand-ability to meet
the requirements of the most advanced operating systems and
software applications.
This mainboard is a high performance Celeron TM and FC-PGA
Pentium III based (FSB 133MHz) system board that utilizes the
Intel 815 Series chipset on Micro-ATX Platform, providing next
generation features and great graphics performance at a lower cost.
Advanced hardware designs include ACPI's Suspend to RAM for
the implementation of Instantly Available PCs. Also, by
incorporating, 2X/4X AGP, AC97, Super I/O, Ultra DMA/66 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, this mainboard
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 PC99 specification. This
mainboard is the ideal foundation for high-end computer systems.
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1.2 Specification
Microprocessor
CPU FSB
System Core Logics
PPGA 370 suppport Intelâ Celeron Processors up to 800MHz
Intelâ Pentiumâ III (FC-PGA) Processors up to 866MHz
66/100/133 MHz
TM
Intelâ 815 (Solano), Intelâ 82801 AA
System Memory
Max Capacity: 3 x 168-pin DIMM Sockets up to 1.5 GB SDRAM Memory Capacity
Module:
Support 32/64/128/256/512 MB Memory Module
Speed:
PC-100/PC-133 SDRAM
Graphics System
1 2X/4X AGP Slot for upgrade
AGP 3D Graphic on Die, Intel i754 core
Optional 4MB AIMM display cache module for 3D performance upgrade
Display Cache
IDE
2 x ATA 33/66 enhance IDE ports, up to 66 MB/s data transfer rate
Audio System
AC97 V2.1 compliant Audio CODEC
I/O Connectors
Rear I/O Panel
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
2 x USB ports
1 x 16550 compatible Serial port
1 x Video port
1 x PS/2 Mouse port
1 x EPP/ECP Parallel port
1 x MIDI/Game port
1 x Audio (Line Out, Line In, and Mic. In)
Jack
Standard I/O Connectors
Headers for optional Front I/O
Panel
1 x Floppy port (Up to 2.88MB)
2 x ATA33/66 IDE ports
1 x IrDA TX/RX header
2 x USB headers
1 x 16550 compatible Serial header
I/O Expansion Slots
1 x 2X/4X AGP Slot
Other Features
Modem Ring-in/Keyboard/Mouse Power On
Wake Up On LAN/Modem (internal)/Modem (external)
Hardware Monitoring function (CPU temperature, CPU Fan, Voltage)
Suspend to RAM (STR) to support “Instantly Available” PC concept
System BIOS
3 x PCI Bus Master Slots
4Mb Awardâ BIOS, support ACPI, DMI, PnP
Bootable from CD-ROM, SCSI, LS-120, ZIP devices
Symbiosâ SCSI BIOS, PC-Cillinâ Anti Boot-virus BIOS
ATX Power Connector
3V, 5V and 12V 20 pin ATX power connector
Voltage Regulator
Switching Voltage Regulator supports 1.3V to 3.5V, VRM 8.0 compliant
Micro-ATX Form
Factor
Dimension 7.8’’x 9.6’’ or 200mm x 245mm
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1.2 Board Level Feature
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1.3.1 Board Level Part Definitions
1 PCI Slot: (6) 32-bit PCI slots are provided.
2 MIDI/Game Port: 15-pin female MIDI/Joystick connector.
3 Audio Port: Three 1/8 female jacks for Line Out, Line In and MIC.
4 COM2 Port: COM2 can be directed to the Infrared Module for wireless connection
capability.
5 2X/4X AGP Slot: (1) 2X/4X AGP Slot provided.
6 VGA Port: 15-pin VGA connector.
7 Printer Port: EPP and ECP compatible 25-pin D-Sub parallel port.
8 COM1 Port: High-speed UART compatible serial port.
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USB Ports: 2 USB Connectors.
10 PS/2 Mouse Connector: Supports PS/2 style mice.
11 PS/2 Keyboard Connector: Supports PS/2 style keyboards.
12 CPU Socket: ZIF Socket 370 for Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) and Celeron CPUs.
13 Power Connector: 20-Pin ATX Power Connector.
14 DIMM Sockets: (3) 168-pin DIMM sockets.
15 Primary IDE Connector: Connector for first IDE channel.
16 Secondary IDE Connector: Connector for second IDE channel.
17 Floppy Connector: Built-in floppy controller supports (2) 5.25" or 3.5" floppy drives.
18 USB Header: Connects to the USB bracket for (2) additional USB ports.
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1.4 Comprehensive Mainboard View
G
12V
Flash BIOS
JP8
Slot Wake-up
JP5
Fan Power
FAN3
Speed
CN6 CN5
Modem
LAN Sensor
Wake-up Wake-up
CN4
SB-Link
USB2
PCI Bus 2
1
Clear CMOS
JP6
Battery
1 Unlocked
1
1
1
1
CD_In
1
CN3
1
Not User Selectable
CN8
Leave on Default
PCI Bus 1
FAN2
Clear CMOS
12V
G
Speed
Sensor
COM 2 Fan Power
AGP Slot
Normal
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
DIMM 3
Floppy
CN2
IrDA (IR)
Secondary IDE
Primary IDE
1
VGA
Reset
HDD LED
Soft 1
Power
FSB Override
JP2 & JP3
JP3
Auto
1
133MHz
Fan Power
FAN1
Keyboard
G
Wake-up JP1 12V
100MHz
1
66MHz
1
JP2
COM 1
Green Switch
(SMI)
PWR CN1
LED
Printer
Speaker Keylock
24 23
1 Enable
MIDI/Game/Audio Port
BIOS
1
JP5
1
JP6
JP8
1 Locked
1 Normal
PCI Bus 3
Speed
JP3 JP2
RAM
Power
LED
DisabledSensor
USB
Enabled
JP1
Power
Connector
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Mouse
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2. Hardware Installation
2.1 Jumpers Setting
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:
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Don't remove the mainboard from its anti-static packaging until
you are ready to install it into a computer case. Also, handle addin cards and modules by the edges or mounting bracket.
[
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 built-up static
electricity.
2.1.1 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
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2.1.2 CPU Bus Clock Override Jumper (JP2 & JP3)
These jumpers allow you to override the CPU's default bus clock to 100MHz or
133MHz.
* Over-clocking may cause serious system damage.
FSB Override
JP2
Auto
JP3
133MHz
100MHz
66MHz
2.1.3 Keyboard Power-on Jumper (JP1)
This feature will power on the system from the keyboard. In addition to the jumper setting,
the Wake up Events in the Power Management Setup of the BIOS must be set properly
also.
Keyboard Power-on
JP1
1
Enabled
Disabled
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2.1.4 Locking/Unlocking the Flash BIOS (JP8)
To re-program the mainboard BIOS, short this jumper to unlock the flash BIOS.
Lock the BIOS to prevent writing to the flash BIOS.
Flash BIOS
JP8
1 Unlocked
1 Locked
2.1.5 Clear CMOS (JP6)
If you have set the password, either to protect the BIOS configuration or to
restrict access to the computer, the password is stored in CMOS RAM. If you
forget the password, the CMOS can be cleared by setting this jumper to Clear
CMOS. Also in case there is a CMOS error or improper CPU setting through the
mainboard's BIOS that causes boot failure, the CMOS must cleared by setting
this jumper to Clear CMOS to allow the system to boot.
* Clearing the CMOS will clear all user-defined BIOS setup options.
Clear CMOS
JP6
Normal
1
1
Clear CMOS
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2.1.6 STR PCI Wake-up Selection Jumper (JP5)
This jumper set (default) at normal. Set this jumper to Enabled, if the PCI add-on
card required 5Vfor the Suspend to Ram (STR) wake-up mode. (Please, check
your add-on card if required PCI slots to supply the 5V voltage).
STR PCI WAKE UP
JP5
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1
Enable
1
Normal
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2.2 Connections
2.2.1 Installing the CPU
[ WARNING: Use of a CPU Cooling Fan is required to prevent CPU from
overheating. The Fan should be installed first before inserting the CPU
into its socket.
= Locate the ZIF (Zero Insertion Force)
Socket 370.
= The CPU must be inserted with the
correct orientation. One corner of the
CPU has a Notch and looks different
that the other three. This corner is also
missing a pin unlike the other three.
Align this corner towards the end of the
lever as shown in the figure at right.
Insert the CPU, press it down.
PGA370
= First open the socket by pulling the lever
sideways, then upwards. Notice how the
lever locks in place when pressed all the
way down.
Lock
Lever
Notch
= Close the lever until it locks into place.
2.2.2 Cooling Fan
These are small 3-pin
Header Connectors that
provide 12-Volt power for +12V
CPU and chassis cooling
fans. Plug in the fan cable to
t h e c o n n e c t o r.
Pin-2
corresponds to the RED
power lead as shown:
GND
1
Speed
Sensor
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2.2.3 Installing the Memory Modules (DIMM)
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This mainboard has three sockets available for 168-pin DIMMs. They must
be 3.3 volt Unbuffered Synchronous DRAMs (SDRAM).
DIMM Sizes supported: 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB and 256MB
A total of (3) DIMMs can be installed for a maximum RAM capacity of
1.5GB.
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.
Caution:
Before removing a DIMM, make sure the RAM Power LED Indicator is off.
The blinking of the LED indicates that power is provided for the DRAM, as
in normal operation as well as in Suspend to RAM mode. Removing a DIMM
in the Suspend to RAM mode will result in loss of system context.
1
notch
1
DIMM 1
1
DIMM 2
1
DIMM 3
notch
RAM Power
LED
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2.2.4 Floppy Drives
The on-board floppy controller supports (2) floppy disk drives with the floppy
ribbon cable provided.
Note: Make sure the RED stripe on the ribbon cable is oriented towards
Pin-1.
2.2.4 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.
Note: 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
1
1
1
Floppy
Secondary IDE
Primary IDE
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2.2.5 Power LED Connections
System Function Connector Block (CN1)
Pins [2 & 4] Power Switch - Connects to the Power Switch featured on ATX case
designs. This switch must be hooked up before the system can be powered on.
Pins [1 & 3] IDE LED - Connects to the RED lead from the system's case, the RED lead
corresponding to Pin-1.
Pins [7 & 9] Suspend LED lead - Pins 7 & 9 connect to the suspend LED from the
system's case. This LED blinks to indicate the system is in suspend mode.
Pins [11 & 13] SMI Green switch lead - If your system's case has a suspend switch,
hook the lead from the switch to pins 11 & 13. For this switch to be functional, it must first
be enabled in the Power Management Setup in the BIOS Setup utility.
Pins [18 & 24] Speaker connector - Connects to the Speaker lead from the system's
case.
Pins [21 & 23] 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.
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 Soft-Off by PWRBTN setting in the BIOS.
!
!
Shortly after the system is powered on, when the BIOS message is not yet appear.
When CPU hangs.
CN1
24 23
Reset
Speaker
Green Switch
(SMI)
KEYLOCK
Suspend LED
Soft Power
IDE LED
1
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2.2.6 Power Supply Connector
The ATX-style Power Supply 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.
+12V
+15VSB
PowerGood
+5V
GND
+3.3V
+5V
-5V
GND
PW_ON
GND
-12V
+3.3V
2.2.7 IrDA-Compliant Infrared Module Connector (CN2)
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.
IRRX
IRTX +5V
1
GND
NC
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2.2.8 LAN Wake-up Connector (CN5)
The LAN Wake-up 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 LAN
Wake-up function, you must enable the Wake Up On LAN/Ring field (under
Wake Up Events) in the Power Management Setup of the Award BIOS. Connect
the cable that comes with your LAN card to this connector 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 LAN Wakeup function.
2.2.9 Modem Wake-up Function (CN6)
The Modem Wake-up function allows the modem to remotely power on the
system. Install an external modem (normally to COM2) and enable the Wake Up
On LAN/Ring field (under Wake Up Events) function in the Power
Management Setup from the BIOS.
For the function to work for an internal modem card, you must also connect the Modem
Wake-up cable on the modem card to this Modem Wake-up function connector on the
mainboard.
LAN
Wake-up
CN6
Modem
Wake-up
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2.2.10 External Connectors
MIDI/Game Port (Optional)
You may plug a joystick or game pad to this (Gold color) 15-pin female
connector for game playing, or connect a MIDI device for playing or editing
audio.
Audio Port (Optional)
You can connect powered speakers or headphones to (Lime color) Line Out jack.
Cassette players or other external audio sources can be connected to ( Light Blue
color) Line In jack. Plug in your microphones to (Pink color) MIC jack.
Note:
To use the on-board direct sound AC97
audio features, the AC97/MC97 Mode
jumper block should be properly set
(Refer to page 16). Also make sure the
AC97 Audio option is set to Auto
(default) in Advanced Chipset Features
of the BIOS.
Audio Connectors (CN3)
MIDI/Game Port
(Gold)
Line Out
MIC In
(Lime)
Line In (Pink)
(Light Blue)
This CD Audio connector is available for
connecting the CD-ROM drive using CD
audio cable.
CD
CN3
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Serial and Parallel Ports
Parallel Port
(Burgundy)
A (Burgundy color) 25-pin D-Sub header is
provided on the back panel for a multimode bi-directional parallel port.
A (Teal/Turquoise color) 9-pin D-Sub
headers are also provided on the back panel
for Serial ports.
VGA Connector
COM 1
VGA
(Teal/
Turquoise)
(Blue)
A (Blue color) 15-pin connector is provided on the back panel for connecting
to the VGA connector from the monitor.
PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Connectors PS/2
Mouse
These two connectors (Green color) PS/2
(Green)
Mouse and (Purple color) PS/2 Keyboard
are located
mainboard.
on the back panel of the
PS/2
Keyboard
(Purple)
USB Connectors
+5V
USBP0-
USBP0+
GND
This mainboard supports (Black
color) 4 USB devices.
1
8
The Cable from the USB
connector bracket hooks to
the USB header on the
mainboard.
GND
USBP1+
USBP1+5V
These two connectors permit
USB c o n n e c t i o n o f t w o U S B
(BLACK) peripheral devices directly to the
system.
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2.2.11 Installing an AGP Card
The mainboard provides an AGP slot to support 2X or 4X AGPset with model
shipped with the package.
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3. MAINBOARD BIOS SETUP
3.1 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 or by setting the
Clear CMOS jumper if there is one.
CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) refers to the chip in which
the BIOS information is stored.
This 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, <Enter> to select or
display the possible selections, <PageUp> and <PageDown> keys to change
entries, <F1> for general help and <Esc> to quit.
An item marked with a indicates that there is a submenu for this item. A gray-out
item marked with an x indicates that the item is not available. The item may be
associated with another item and its availability is dependent on that associated
item. Gray-out items are for information display only and contain no selectable
fields.
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Getting Help
Pressing <F1> will display a help window that describes the appropriate keys to
use. Pressing <Enter> will display a small help window that describes the
possible selections for the highlighted item. To exit the Help Window press
<Esc>.
A brief description of some highlighted selection may appear at the right frame
(titled Item Help) of the setup screen.
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.
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3.2 Main Menu
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
!
Press the DEL key to enter the Award BIOS Setup program.
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.
CMOS Setup Utility – Copyright (C) 1984-2000 Award Software
4 Standard CMOS Features
4 Frequency/Voltage Control
4 Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
4 Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
4 Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
4 Power Management Setup
Set User Password
4 PnP / PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
4 PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
- ¯ ® ¬ : Select Item
Note that a brief description of each highlighted selection appears at the bottom of the
screen.
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3.3 Standard CMOS Features
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 Features setup screen,
press the [ENTER] key with this menu highlighted.
Upon entering the Standard CMOS Setup screen, you will see a screen like that below:
4
4
4
4
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Mon, Dec 18 2000
00 : 00 : 00
IDE Primary Master
IDE Primary Slave
IDE Secondary Master
IDE Secondary Slave
ST34312A
None
None
None
Drive A
Drive B
Floppy 3 Mode Support
1.44M, 3.5 in.
None
Disabled
Video
Halt On
EGA / VGA
All, But Keyboard
Item Help
Menu Level
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
- ¯ ® ¬:Move Enter:Select
F5:Previous Values
4
640K
15360K
16384K
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Date and Time
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.
IDE Primary Master, IDE Primary Slave, IDE Secondary Master, IDE Secondary
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 CDROMs in the Installation Guide). The IDE Primary Master setting specifies the first
device on the primary IDE channel, IDE Primary Slave - the second. IDE Secondary
Master and IDE Secondary Slave specify the devices on the secondary channel.
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Pressing <Enter> at each of the four selections brings up a submenu such as one shown
below:
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press Enter
IDE Primary Master
Access Mode
Auto
Auto
Capacity
Menu Level
8
2113 MB
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
4095
16
65535
4094
63
- ¯ ® ¬:Move Enter:Select
F5:Previous Values
=
Item Help
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Automatically detects and configures hard disk parameters. The Award
BIOS includes this ability in the event you are uncertain of your hard disk's
parameters.
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IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave
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 and Manual 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).
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Manual
This option allows you to manually enter in the parameters (cylinder, head,
precomp, landing zone and sector) 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.
,
Access 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.)
,
,
,
,
,
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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 the IDE Controller. So, if only SCSI drives were
installed, all these settings would be set to None. SCSI Devices are
configured via the SCSI controller's BIOS.
Drive A/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:
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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). Option: 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 stop and prompt you if an error is detected
during POST.
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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3.4 Advanced BIOS Features
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 advanced operation. You have the
opportunity to select the system's default speed, boot-up sequence, keyboard
operation and security.
Anti-Virus Protection
CPU Internal Cache
External Cache
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
* Processor Number Feature
Quick Power On Self Test
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Swap Floppy Drive
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Gate A20 Option
Typematic Rate Setting
x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
x Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
Report No FDD for WIN9x/ME
- ¯ ® ¬:Move Enter:Select
F5:Previous Values
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Floppy
HDD-0
LS/ZIP
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Off
Fast
Disabled
6
250
Setup
Non-OS2
Yes
Item Help
Menu Level
4
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Anti-Virus Protection
Enables/Disables the built-in anti-virus for protection against boot virus infection. This
Anti-Virus protection provides more complete virus protection by taking control early in
the boot process.
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.
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CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
Enables or Disables ECC (Error Checking and Correcting) for the CPU's Level 2 built-in
cache.
Processor Number Feature
This option is available only when a CPU that has an internal identification number, such
as Pentium III CPU, is used. Each Pentium III CPU features a unique identification
number. Enabling this option allows this internal processor number to be accessed.
Quick Power on Self Test
Speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) after the computer is powered on. When set to
Enabled, the BIOS will shorten or skip some checks during POST.
First/Second/Third/Other Boot Device
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 (IDE or SCSI), floppy drive,
CD-ROM, LS-120/ZIP or LAN. This setting determines the sequence that the BIOS will
follow when searching devices for a bootable 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.
Boot Up NumLock Status
When On, the NumLock key will be automatically enabled when the system
boots.
Gate A20 Option
This entry allows you to select how the gate A20 is handled. The gate A20 is a device used
to address memory above 1 Mbytes. Initially, the gate A20 was handled via a pin on the
keyboard (Normal). Today, while keyboards still provide this support, it is more common,
and much faster, for the system chipset (Fast; default) to provide support for gate A20.
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
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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.
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.
Report No FDD For WIN9x/ME
When no floppy disk drive is installed, set this option to No to release IRQ6 for passing
Windows 9x/ME logo. This option is irrelevant under normal operation.
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3.5 Advanced Chipset Features
This setup menu contains advanced configuration options relating to the
mainboard chipset. These options are rarely changed by the user.
SDRAM CAS Latency Ti me
SDRAM Cycle Time Tras/Trc
SDRAM RAS-to-CAS Delay
SDRAM RAS Precharge Time
System BIOS Cacheable
Video BIOS Cacheable
Memory Hole At 15M-16M
CPU Latency Timer
Delayed Transaction
On-Chip Video Window Size
AGP Graphics Aperture Size
System Memory Frequency
- ¯ ® ¬:Move Enter:Select
F5:Previous Values
3
6/8
3
3
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
64MB
64MB
Auto
Item Help
Menu Level
4
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
SDRAM CAS Latency Time
This item allows you to select the CAS# latency for all SDRAM cycles. Options are 3 or 2
Clocks.
SDRAM Cycle Time Tras/Trc
Selects the Row Active Time and Row Cycle Time for an access cycle. Options are 6/8 and
5/7.
SDRAM RAS-to-CAS Delay
This option allows you to determine the number of clocks allocated between the assertion
of RAS to CAS. Do not change the value in this field unless you change to different
DRAM or CPU with different specifications.
SDRAM RAS Precharge Time
Defines the length of time that Row Address Strobe is allowed to precharge. If insufficient
time is allowed, refresh may be incomplete and data will be lost.
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System BIOS Cacheable
When Enabled, the contents of the F0000h system memory segment can be cached to the Level2 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.
Video BIOS Cacheable
When Enabled, C0000h to C7FFH become cacheable memory.
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.
CPU Latency Timer
Determines how a deferrable CPU cycle is handled. Leave on the default setting.
Delayed Transaction
When enabled, the delay transaction mechanism will be in effect when PIIX4 is the target
of a PCI transaction.
On-Chip Video Window Size
Determines the maximum image area on screen for the on-chip VGA.
AGP Graphics Aperture Size
Determines the maximum graphics aperture size for AGP Card.
System Memory Frequency
When set to Auto(Default), this allow the system to detected the Memory Frequency are
either 100 or 133Mhz. This can be set at 100 or 133Mhz.
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3.6 Integrated Peripherals
This menu is used to configure the integrated IDE subsystem and other peripherals.
*
*
*
*
*
*
On-Chip Primary PCI IDE
On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
IDE Primary Master PIO
IDE Primary Slave PIO
IDE Secondary Master PIO
IDE Secondary Slave
PIO
IDE Primary Master UDMA
IDE Primary Slave UDMA
IDE Secondary Master UDMA
IDE Secondary Slave UDMA
Slow Down UDMA Mode
USB Controller
USB Keyboard Support
USB Mouse Support
Init Display First
AC97 Audio
AC97 Modem
IDE HDD Block Mode
POWER ON Function
x KB Power ON Password
Enabled
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
PCI Slot
Auto
Auto
Enabled
Button ONLY
Enter
POWER ON Function
x KB Power ON Password
x Hot Key Power ON
Onboard FDC Controller
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port 2
UART Mode Select
x RxD, TxD Active
x IR Transmission Delay
x IR Duplex Mode
x Use IR Pins
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Mode Select
ECP Mode Use DMA
PWRON After PWR-Fail
Game Port Address
Midi Port Address
Midi Port IRQ
Button ONLY
Enter
Ctrl-F1
Enabled
3F8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3
Normal
Hi, Lo
Enabled
Half
IR Port
378/IRQ7
ECP+EPP
EPP 1.9
3
Off
201
330
10
Item Help
Menu Level
4
Item Help
Menu Level
4
* Available only when ATX style power supply is used.
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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 UDMA (Ultra DMA) Mode
The chipset used for this mainboard improves the IDE performance by implementing
UltraDMA/66 Bus Mastering IDE which can handle data transfer up to 66 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.
Slow Down UDMA Mode
This allow the system to set UltraDMA66 Hard-driveto run at the same speed of the
UltraDMA33 Hard-drive. Set this to Enable when using the UDMA33 and UDMA66
Hard-drive with the same IDE Channel.
USB Controller
If you are using USB peripherals, set this option to Enabled.
USB Keyboard Support
This item allows you to enable or disable the USB keyboard driver within the onboard
BIOS. The keyboard driver simulates legacy keyboard command and let you use USB
keyboard during POST or after boot if you don't have USB driver in the operating system.
USB Mouse Support
This item allows you to enable or disable the USB mouse driver within the onboard BIOS.
The mouse driver simulates legacy mouse command and let you use USB mouse during
POST or after boot if you don't have USB driver in the operating system.
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Init Display First
This option allows you to select the onboard VGA or other PCI display cards your system
will use initially.
AC97 Audio
Setting this option to Auto allows the system to use the AC97 audio support. If you want to
use the Sound Blaster compatible mode or an add-on audio card instead, set this option to
Disabled to avoid possible conflict.
AC97 Modem
Setting this option to Auto allows the system to use the AC97 modem support. If you want
to use the legacy modem compatible mode or an add-on modem card instead, set this
option to Disabled to avoid possible conflict.
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).
* POWER ON Function
Available only when ATX style power supply is used. This option allows you select one of
the various methods to power on your system:
Option
Password
Hot Key
Mouse Left
Mouse Right
Any Key
Button Only
KB 98
KB 98
How to Power on your System
By typing the password on your keyboard (See below)
By pressing the hot key combination on your KB (See Next page)
By left-clicking the mouse (for PS/2 mouse only)
By right-clicking the mouse (for PS/2 mouse only)
By pressing any key on the keyboard (JP1 must be set to Enabled)
By your conventional power button
By pressing the Wakeup button on your PC98 keyboard
By pressing the Power button on your PC98 keyboard
*Power ON Function [Password]
For selecting this function without [enter] the Password for the KB Power On Password,
restart system with the default Password is "award".
* KB Power ON Password
Available when the Power ON Function above is set to Password. Press [Enter] at this
option then a dialog box will appear to prompt you to enter a password. Once a password is
stored in the system, you can power on the system by typing the password, provided that
JP1 is set to Enabled (Refer to the Installation Guide).
Note: If you forget the password, Please consult your local dealer .
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* Hot Key Power ON
Available when the Power ON Function above is set to Hot Key. You can power on the
system by pressing the hot key specified here, provided that JP1 is set to Enabled (Refer to
the Installation Guide).
Onboard FDC Controller
Set to Enabled if you have a floppy disk drive installed on the system board and you wish
to use it. Even when so equipped, if you add a higher performance controller, you will
need to disable this feature.
Onboard Serial Port 1
With this option, the on-board Serial Port 1 can be Disabled, or set to Auto, 3F8/IRQ4,
2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4 or 2E8/IRQ3.
Onboard Serial Port 2
With this option, the on-board Serial Port 2 can be Disabled, or set to Auto, 3F8/IRQ4,
2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4 or 2E8/IRQ3.
UART Mode Select
By default, this field is set to Normal, which directs the second serial port UART to
support the COM2 serial port. Choosing ASKIR (SHARP IR) or IrDA (HPSIR) will
activate the on-board infrared feature and redirect the second serial port UART to support
the infrared module connector on the mainboard. The following infrared function related
options will become available:
RxD, TxD Active
Determines the Infrared Receiving and Transmission active mode.
IR Transmission Delay
Enabling this option to allow transmission delay when SIR is changed from receiving
mode to transmission mode, ensuring data integrality.
IR Duplex Mode
Determines the IR duplex mode to be half or full duplex.
Use IR Pins Set this field according to where your IR device is connected, IR port or
COM2 port.
Onboard Parallel Port
With this option, the on-board Parallel Port can be Disabled, or set to 378/IRQ7,
3BC/IRQ7 or 278/IRQ5.
Parallel Port Mode
Sets the operating mode of the parallel port. Options are: SPP, EPP, ECP and ECP+EPP.
SPP: Standard Parallel Port, EPP: Enhanced Parallel Port, ECP: Extended Capability Port.
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EPP Mode Select
Options are 1.7 and 1.9 (default ; IEEE 1284 compliant).
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.
PWRON After PWR-Fail
This feature will power-on the PC when power returns after a power failure. The
following table lists the options available and the corresponding System State when
power returns.
Options Available
Former-State
Off
On
System State When
Power Failure Occurred
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
System State When
Power Returns
On
Off
Off
Off
On
On
Game Port Address
Selects the address that the game port will occupy.
Midi Port Address
Selects the address that the Midi port will occupy.
Midi Port IRQ
Selects the interrupt that the Midi port will occupy.
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3.7 Power Management Setup
Power Management allows you to configure you system to use energy most
efficiently, and still in a manner consistent with your own style of computer use.
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
Power Management
Video Off Method
Video Off In Suspend
Suspend Type
MODEM Use IRQ
Suspend Mode
HDD Power Down
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
Wake-up by PCI Card
Power On by Ring/LAN
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
CPU Thermal-Throttling
Resume by Alarm
x Date (of Month) Alarm
x Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
Enabled
S1(POS)
User Define
DPMS
Yes
Stop Grant
3
Disabled
Disabled
Instant-Off
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
50.0%
Disabled
0
0
0
Item Help
Menu Level
4
0
** Reload Global Timer Events **
* Available only when ATX style power supply is used.
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
MODEM Use IRQ
Suspend Mode
HDD Power Down
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
Wake-up by PCI Card
Power On by Ring/LAN
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
CPU Thermal-Throttling
Resume by Alarm
x Date (of Month) Alarm
x Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
3
Disabled
Disabled
Instant-Off
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
50.0%
Disabled
0
0
0
** Reload Global Timer Events
Primary IDE 0
Primary IDE 1
Secondary IDE 0
Secondary IDE 1
FDD, COM, LPT Port
PCI PIRQ [A-D] #
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0
**
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
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ACPI function
This option allows you to enable/disable the Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface, which makes hardware status information available to the operating system and
offers improved power management. To make an ACPI system, you must use an ACPI OS
such as Windows 98.
ACPI Suspend Type
Determines the ACPI defined suspend type.
Suspend
Type
S1 (POS)
S3 (STR)
Power Consumption
State 1 (Power On Suspend) - below 30W
CPU stops working through STPCLK#, while the power is still provided
for the whole system.
State 3 (Suspend to RAM) - Less than 10W
Power is provided only to DRAM and wake-up devices circuit, while the
rest of the system is powered off.
* Available only when ATX style power supply is used.
Power Management
This category allows you to select the type (or degree) of Green PC power saving and is
directly related to the Suspend Mode and HDD Power Down options. There are three
selections for Power Management, two of which have fixed mode settings:
Min Saving
Max Saving
User Defined
Minimum power managem
ent.
HDD Power Down = 15 min.
Maximum power management -- ONLY AVAILABLE FOR SL
CPUs. HDD Power Down = 1 min.
Set each mode individually.
When Enabled, Suspend mode is from 1 min. to 1 hr.; HDD Power
Down ranges from 1 min. to 15 min.
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 In Suspend
This is to determine whether to activate the video off function in suspend mode.
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Suspend Type
In Stop Grant (or Quick Start) state, the processor disables clocks to portions of its
internal logic, but is able to snoop host bus cycles in order to maintain cache coherency. In
the Power On Suspend state, the host clock stops running altogether, resulting in more
power saving but longer resume time.
MODEM Use IRQ
This item tells the Power Management BIOS which IRQ is assigned to the installed
MODEM. Options are NA, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, and 11.
The following 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.
Suspend Mode
When enabled and after th e 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.
* Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
Available only when ATX styled power supply is used. 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.
* Wake-up by PCI Card
Available only when ATX styled power supply is used. Any activity on the PCI card will
wake up the system out of S3 (Suspend to RAM) mode.(The PCI card must S3 supported).
* Power On by Ring/LAN
Available only when ATX styled power supply is used. An input signal on the serial Ring
Indicator (RI) line (in other words, an incoming call on the modem) power on the system
or return it to full power out of suspend 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.
* USB KB Wake-up From S3
Available only when ATX styled power supply is used. Any activity on the USB keyboard
will wake up the system out of S3 (Suspend to RAM) mode.
CPU Thermal-Throttling
This item determines the clock control thermal throttling mode. The rate indicates the
percentage of time the STPCLK# (stop clock) signal is asserted to prevent CPU from
accepting clocks. This will effectively reduce CPU speed as well as CPU power in power
management mode.
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* Resume by Alarm
Available only when ATX styled power supply is used. When enabled, the system will
automatically power on or returns to full power out of suspend mode at the time and date
of the month (0 for daily) specified.
** Reload Global Timer Events **
Reload Global Timer Events are I/O events whose occurrence can prevent the system from
entering a power saving mode or can awaken the system from such a mode. In effect, the
system remains alert for anything which occurs to a device which is configured as
Enabled , even when the system is in a power down mode.
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3.8 PnP/PCI Configurations
The PCI Personal Component Interconnect Bus was developed to address two
important issues: 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.
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.
Reset Configuration Data
Resources Controlled by
x IRQ Resources
*
*
*
*
Disabled
Auto (ESCD)
Press Enter
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
PCI Card PnP BIOS Support
SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS
Disabled
Enabled
Auto
PCI Slot1, I815 VGA IRQ
PCI Slot2, AC97 IRQ
PCI Slot3 IRQ
USB IRQ
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
- ¯ ® ¬:Move Enter:Select
F5:Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
4
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
* The number of PCI Slots shown will be in accordance with the number of PCI
slots on your mainboard.
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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.
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.
When set to Manual, you are able to configure the IRQ and DMA Resources. Pressing
<Enter> at the selection field brings up a submenu like the one shown below:
IRQ-3
IRQ-4
IRQ-5
IRQ-7
IRQ- 9
IRQ-10
IRQ-11
IRQ-12
IRQ-14
IRQ-15
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
PCI DEVICE
PCI DEVICE
PCI DEVICE
PCI DEVICE
PCI DEVICE
PCI DEVICE
PCI DEVICE
PCI DEVICE
PCI DEVICE
PCI DEVICE
- ¯ ® ¬:Move Enter:Select
F5:Previous Values
?
Item Help
Menu Level
8
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
IRQ3/4/5/7/9/10/11/12/14/15 assigned to
By default, all resources are assigned to the PCI Bus. If an ISA card requires a
particular IRQ, 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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PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This option must be set to Enabled if any ISA MPEG card installed requires VGA palette
snooping.
PCI Card PnP BIOS Support
When set to Enabled (Default), the system will automatically called the BIOS on the PCI
card rather then used the standard BIOS, This feature used when the PCI card support with
it own BIOS.. Disabled this for not boot with BIOS on the PCI card.
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:
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 not be
loaded. The adapter’s own SCSI BIOS
will be used.
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 Slot/ I810 VGA/AC97/ USB IRQ
Auto-routes or specifies an IRQ for the particular device. The number of PCI slots shown
will be in accordance with the number of PCI slots on your mainboard.
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3.9 PC Health Status
The onboard hardware monitor allows you to observe the current temperatures of
the system and CPU, current speeds (in RPM, rotation per minute) of the system
and CPU fans, as well as the various operating voltages. (If the fan is not
installed, 0 RPM will be shown.)
CPU Warning Temperature
Current System Temp.
Current CPU1 Temperature
Current CPUFAN1 Speed
Current CPUFAN2 Speed
Current CPUFAN3 Speed
VCore(V)
VTT(V)
VCC3(V)
+ 5V
+12 V
- 12 V
- 5V
VBAT(V)
5VSB V)
Shutdown Temperature
- ¯ ® ¬:Move Enter:Select
F5:Previous Values
-
Disabled
30°C/ 86°F
35°C/ 95°F
5400 RPM
0 RPM
0 RPM
2.04 V
2.33 V
2.34 V
4.97 V
11.85 V
12.11 V
5.04 V
3.21 V
5.51 V
75°C/ 167°F
Item Help
Menu Level
4
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
CPU Warning Temperature
Once the CPU temperature exceeds the temperature specified, a warning will be issued via
the speaker and the operating CPU speed will be slowed down to ease the situation.
Shutdown Temperature
Once the system or CPU temperature exceeds the temperature specified, the CPU will
shutdown automatically to avoid damaging. This function only works for an ACPI OS
such as Windows 98 with ACPI activated.
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3.10 Frequency / Voltage Control
Use this menu to specify your settings for frequency/voltage control.
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk
Spread Spectrum Modulated
CPU Host/PCI Clock
CPU Clock Ratio
- ¯ ® ¬:Move Enter:Select
F5:Previous Values
Enabled
Disabled
Default
X3
Item Help
Menu Level
4
+/-/PU/PD:Value
F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help
F6:Fail-Safe Defaults
F7:Optimized Defaults
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk
When enabled, any DIMM/PCI clock not in use will be disabled to reduce EMI radiation.
Spread Spectrum Modulated
The default is the optimal value determined by the system designer to reduce EMI
radiation peak. Users should not attempt to change it.
CPU Host/PCI Clock
This option lets you select the CPU/PCI Bus clock. Over-clocking may cause serious
system damage.
CPU Clock Ratio
This option allows you select the CPU clock ratio.
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The CPU Bus Clock when multiplied with the Ratio gives the CPU Clock.
If you are uncertain about the speed requirements of your particular CPU, you
should obtain Technical Documentation from the CPU manufacturer. Such
information is available via the Intel WWW site.
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3.11 Load Fail-Safe 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.
3.12 Load Optimized 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.
3.13 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 Advanced BIOS Features 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 the Clear CMOS jumper. (Refer to page 14.)
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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:
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
cleared by the Clear CMOS jumper (Refer to page 14). *This will clear all
user-defined BIOS Setup options.
3.14 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.
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3.15 PCI Device Listing
This list of installed PCI devices appears after the System Configuration screen:
PCI device listing .....
Bus No. Device No. Func No. Vendor ID
0
1
0
8086
0
31
1
8086
0
31
2
8086
0
31
5
8086
1
6
0
10EC
Device ID
7121
2411
2412
2415
8139
Device Class
IRQ
Display Controller
5
IDE controller
14
Serial bus controller
9
Multimedia Device
9
Network Controller
11
ACPI Controller
9
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.
Vendor 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. Th is 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.
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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4. 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 Symbios Configuration Utility
If you decide to press Ctrl-C during boot, the following message appears:
Please wait, invoking Symbios 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
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Global Default Settings
Settings
Default
SCAM Support
On
Device Default Settings
Settings
Default
Synchronous Transfer
20
Rate (MB/sec)
Parity Checking
On
Data Width
8
Host Adapter SCSI ID
7
Disconnect
On
Scan Order
Low to High (0-Max)
Read Write I/O Timeout
(secs)
10
Scan for Devices at Boot
Time
Yes
Scan for SCSI LUNs
Yes
Queue Tags
No
Main Menu
MAIN MENU
SYM53C860
Port
Num
FC00
Irq
Level
9
----------Status--------Current
Next-Boot
On
On
NvRAM
Found
Yes
Change Adapter Status
Adapter Boot Order
Additional Adapter Configuration
Display Mode = Verbose
Mono/Color
Language
Help
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.
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.
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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
SYM53C860
SYM53C820
SYM53C825
SYM53C815
Port
Num
FC00
0
FD00
FE00
Irq
Level
9
0
9
10
----------Status--------Current
Next-Boot
On
On
Off
Off
On
On
On
On
NvRAM
Found
Yes
?
Yes
No
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.
Language
English mode only.
Help
Brings up a help screen with information about the Main menu.
Quit
Exits the SCSI Configuration utility.
Adapter Utilities Menu
When you select a host adapter from the main menu, the following screen is displayed:
SYM53C860
Adapter Setup
Device Selections
Help
Exit this menu
!
Adapter Setup:
Adapter settings are viewed and changed.
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Adapter Setup
SCAM Support
Parity
Host SCSI ID
Scan Order
Removable Media Support
CHS Mapping
Spinup Delay (Secs)
Secondary Cluster
Termination
Help
Restore Default Setup
Exit this menu
Off
On
7
Low to High (0..Max)
None
SCSI Plug and Play Mapping
2
No
Auto
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.
Removable Media Support
Determine if the removable media will be used as BIOS device. A BIOS device here is a
device that can be controlled via BIOS INT 13H, i.e. it does not need a device driver and
can be bootable. However, when used as a BIOS device, the full removability of
removable media devices is not preserved. The following constraints apply:
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a) The device can only work as a fixed disk, i.e. media change is not allowed.
b) The media must be inserted before the system boot-up.
c) Only media with 512Bytes/sector is supported.
None
Boot Drive
Only
With Media
Installed
The removable media devices will not be used as BI OS devices.
Allows only the removable media installed as Drive C: to work as a
BIOS device.
Enables all removable disk drives to work as BIOS devices.
CHS Mapping
Cylinder, Head, Sector mapping. Options are SCSI Plug and Play Mapping (default) and
Alternate CHS Mapping .
Spinup Delay
1-10 seconds. The default is a 2-second delay before the BIOS starts to scan for SCSI
devices during initialization. This amount of time is enough for most devices to get ready
for proper operation. Since some older hard drives may need more time to spin up, you
may need to extend the delay for those devices.
!
Device Selections: Settings for the devices attached to the selected adapter are
viewed and changed.
SYM53C860
Devices 0 to 7
Dev0 N/A
Dev1 N/A
Dev2 N/A
Dev3 N/A
Dev4 N/A
Dev5 N/A
Dev6 N/A
SYM53C860
Devices 8 to15
Help
Exit this menu
Sync
Rate
Data
Width
Disc
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
Time
Out
Bus
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Scan
LUNS
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Queue
Tags
Init
Boot
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
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.
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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.
SYM53C860 Setup for All devices on this adapter
Sync Rate (MBytes/sec)
Width (bits)
Disconnect
Read Write I/O Timeout (secs)
Scan for Device at Boot Time
Scan for SCSI LUNS
Queue Tags
Initial Boot Device
Format
Verify
Help
Restore Default Setup
Exit this menu
20
8
On
10
Yes
Yes
On
No
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. 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).
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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.
Format
Low level format the selected device. All information on the drive will be erased.
Verify
This command is used to detect bad blocks on the chosen disk. With your confirmation,
the bad blocks detected can be reassigned for future operations. This command is nondestructive, and therefore won't destroy the data on the drive.
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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5. FLASH BIOS PROGRAMMING
UTILITY
Updating the Award BIOS Code is made easy with the AWDFLASH Utility found
under the Utilities folder of the supplied CD-ROM. 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 command prompt only under
Windows 95/98. 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 95/98, press the [F8] key, and select the Safe mode command prompt only
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, 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].
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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.
Be sure to perform Load Optimized Defaults for your new BIOS to
synchronize the previous BIOS with the updated BIOS.
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6. 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 found under the Utilities folder of the supplied
CD-ROM, 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
Memory Module
Memory Module
Memory Module
Memory Module
Cache
Cache
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
=== Display component ===
Type : BIOS Information
Handle : 0000
Vendor Name : Award Software International, Inc.
BIOS Version : 4.51 PG
BIOS starting Address Segment : E000
BIOS Build Date : 08/26/98
BIOS Characteristics : Press [ENTER] for detail
Size of BIOS ROM : 0256K
- ¯ ¬ ® Move 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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INSTANTLY AVAILABLE PC
7. INSTANTLY AVAILABLE PC
7.1 What is an Instantly Available PC?
Instantly Available Technology Boosts PC Energy Savings and Improves
PC's Ease of Use at full system capability
Wouldn't it be nice if your personal computer is ready when you are, just like any
home appliance, with just a touch of a button? How about keeping your personal
computer available 24 hours a day to answer phones, receive faxes, and connect
users to each other, with power consumption no more than a night light?
It's here the Instantly Available PC is here to bring these new capabilities to PC
users!
With an Instantly Available PC, users can allow their PCs to power down to a
very deep sleep state, consuming very little power, while retaining the capability
to respond to various external or user programmed events such as a phone call,
network alerts or a backup procedure. And the wakeup is quick, within a few
seconds. So no more time-consuming shutdown/restart/reboot process to
interrupt and resume operation!
7.2 Core Technology Suspend to RAM (S3)
The ideal sleep state with the lowest power consumption for an Instantly
Available PC is Suspend to RAM (STR). In this state over 95% of the PC's
power is shut off while the system context is maintained in system memory,
enabling a breakthrough in power savings while maintaining full system
capability and connectivity.
Suspend To RAM (STR) is defined by the Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) specification as the S3 sleep state. ACPI is a power
management specification proposed by Intel, Toshiba and Microsoft, which
makes hardware status information available to the operating system and is an
Operating System Directed Power Management.
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APM vs. ACPI
The old generation APM (Advanced Power Management) is a BIOS directed
power management can be activated to save energy, but at the expense of system
performance and/or connectivity due to its unawareness of the system states.
With ACPI and Suspend to RAM technology, the user will not have to make any tradeoffs
when it comes to power management. Network and modem connections will still be there
and you will enjoy full system capabilities along with aggressive power management.
7.3 The Key Ingredients
>
An ACPI -enabled Operating System such as Microsoft Windows 98 or
Windows 2000 family is required to direct the system-wide power
management.
>
BIOS on Motherboard must support ACPI and Suspend to RAM (STR)
sleep state.
>
Hardware circuits, especially Auxiliary Power Source and Split Power
Planes must be implemented on motherboard.
>
Add-on adapters must support ACPI capabilities to make whole system
Instantly Available . Refer to Add-on Device Compatibility List .
>
ATX power must comply with ATX 2.01 specification (Provide more than 720mA
Stand-By current at 5V)
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7.4 Installation
Mainboard BIOS
Enable the ACPI option provided in the BIOS by:
1. Enter Power Management Setup of the BIOS.
2. Set ACPI function to Enabled .
3. Set ACPI Suspend Type to S3 (STR) .
Operating System
If your existing 98 system is in APM mode, update the system to ACPI mode as
follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Boot-up with Windows 98.
Open the "Control Panel" and double-click the "System" icon.
Click the "Device Manager" Tab and then the "System devices".
Double-click the "Plug and Play BIOS" .
Click the "Driver" Tab and choose "Update Driver" .
"Update Device Driver Wizard" starts. Click on the "Next" button.
The Wizard provides a choice between having the Wizard search for a
better driver than the one in use or displaying a list of drivers from a
specific location. Choose "Display ..." and click on the "Next" button.
8. Select "Show all hardware" and then "Advanced Configuration and
Power Interface (ACPI) BIOS" .
9. Click on the "Next" button.
10. An "Update Driver Warning" dialog box appears. Click on the "Yes"
button.
11. "Update Device Driver Wizard" will starts again. Click on the "Next"
button.
12. When copying files to the system is completed, click on the "Finish"
button.
13. Restart the computer. Your windows 98 system is in the ACPI mode.
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7.5 Using Suspend to RAM
How to put your system into Suspend to RAM (STR) sleep state
There are several ways to initiate Suspend to RAM (STR):
Note: The Message LED should be blinking while system is in standby,
Suspend to RAM mode. Depending on the mainboard and the chassis designs,
the Message LED may be the Power LED or other LED on the front panel of
the chassis.
Using the mouse button:
1. From the "Start" menu in Windows 98, select "Shut Down" .
2. Select "Stand by" in the Shut Down Windows dialog box.
3. Press "OK" to enter the "Suspend to RAM (STR)" sleep state.
Setting the standby time
1. Enter "Control Panel" .
2. Double-click the "Power Management" icon.
3. "Power Management Properties" dialog box appears. Select "Power
Schemes" tab.
4. Use "System standby" option to set the time for the system to
automatically enter standby mode when the system is not in use.
Using the system power button:
1.
2.
3.
4.
,
,
Enter "Control Panel" .
Double-click the "Power Management" icon.
In the Power Management Properties dialog box, select "Advanced" tab.
Define the System Power Button to be "Standby" or "Shutdown" :
Standby
When the power switch of the front bezel or "Sleep" key of the Windows
98 keyboard is pressed, Windows 98 will enter "Suspend to RAM"
mode and later can be waken up by pressing the "Wakeup" key or power
switch.
Now you can press the Power on button to enter the "Suspend to RAM
(STR)" sleep state
Shutdown
System is turned off almost immediately without corrupting the data.
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Using the Windows 98 keyboard buttons:
Press the "Sleep" button to enter the Suspend to RAM mode.
Note:
1. The "Power Off" button on the Windows 98 keyboard can also be used to
enter the standby mode as described above.
2. You need to set the mainboard BIOS to use the "Wakeup" button. Please
see the following section.
How to recover your system from "Suspend to RAM (STR)" sleep
state
You can set the way to wake up the system from the mainboard BIOS Setup:
At the Integrated Peripherals Setup Screen, under "Wake Up Events":
Keyboard Resume Enabling this option allows pressing any key on the
keyboard to wake up a system which has been powered down.
Wake Up On LAN/Ring An input signal on the serial Ring Indicator (RI)
line in other words, an incoming call on the modem (either external
modem or internal modem card) power on the system.
=
=
With a LAN card installed, the Wake-up On LAN function allows the network to
wake up a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC.
=
RTC Alarm Resume - 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.
7.6 Related Documents
=
=
=
=
ACPI, Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Revision 1.0b,
http://www.teleport.com/~acpi/spec.htm
ACPI Implementers' Guide,
http://www.teleport.com/~acpi/impguid.htm
Instantly Available PC Technology,
http://developer.intel.com/technology/iapc/
OnNow Whitepapers,
http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/onnow.htm/
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8. System Booting
Shortly after the system is powered on, provided a CPU and sufficient RAM are
installed, you will see the message:
Press ESC to enter BOOT From
BOOT MENU
==========> Select a Boot Device <================
FLOPPY
LS/ZIP
HDD-0
SCSI
CD-ROM
HDD-1
HDD-2
HDD-3
- ¯:Move
Enter:Accept
F14:Exit
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SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
9. Software Installation
Included in your mainboard package you can find a CD-ROM containing support
drivers and utilities. Just insert the CD-ROM, and from the Autorun screen, click
the driver/utility that you want to install. Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the installation.
Note: The Support CD contents are subject to change at any time without notice.
SETUP
Items
Install
Install Intel
Intel 81x
81x Chipset
Chipset
Install
Install VGA
VGA Driver
Driver
Install
Install Sound
Sound Driver
Driver (For
(For On-board
On-board Audio
Audio Only)
Only)
Trend
Trend PC-Cillin
PC-Cillin Anti-Virus
Anti-Virus Software
Software
HardWare
HardWare Monitoring
Monitoring Utility
Utility
Install
Install Adobe
Adobe Acrobat
Acrobat Reader
Reader
Install
Install lan
lan Driver
Driver (For
(For On-board
On-board Lan
Lan Only)
Only)
Exit
Setup Items
Install Intel 81x Driver
Install Intel 810x Driver for Windows 95/98/NT/2000.
Install VGA Driver (For On-board VGA Only)
Install VGA Graphic Driver for Windows 95/98/NT/2000.
Install Sound Driver(For On-board Audio Only)
Install the drivers and utilities needed to run the on-board audio AC97 codec chipset.
Trend PC-Cillin Anti-Virus Software
Install the PC-Cillin virus protection software. View the readme for more information.
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HardWare Monitoring Utility
Installs this utility to monitor yours computer's Fan, temperature and voltages.
Install Adobe Acrobat Reader
Installs this Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the contents of PDF format.
Install lan Driver(For On-board Lan Only)
Install this driver ONLY with Lan on-board.
Exit
Exits the CD Setup Items Menu.
Operating Systems
This mainboards passed testing on most operating system, the Os shown in these
sections will be Microsoft's Windows 98. You should always use the latest Os
and updates when using new hardware to ensure full compliancy. For Windows
95, you must use OSR 2.0 or later. For Windows NT 4.0, you must use Service
Pack 3.0 or later.
Microsoft Window 98
When Windows 98 is installed for the first time. System will Subsequent restarts
with the plug and play initializing the "Add New Hardware Wizard" and may
attempt to install the a Windows default driver from its system registry. When
prompted to restart, Select NO and then follow the normal setup procedure later
in this section.
NOTE: Because there are various mainboard settings, options, and expansion
cards, the following can only be uses as a guide and general reference and not an
exact reflection of your system.
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9.1 Install Intel 81x Chipset
Insert the Support CD that shipped with the motherboard into your CD-ROM
drive or double-click the CD drive icon in "My computer" to bring up the
setup screen.
SETUP
Press here
Items
Install
Install Intel
Intel 81x
81x Chipset
Chipset
Install
Install VGA
VGA Driver
Driver
Install
Install Sound
Sound Driver
Driver (For
(For On-board
On-board Audio
Audio Only)
Only)
Trend
Trend PC-Cillin
PC-Cillin Anti-Virus
Anti-Virus Software
Software
HardWare
HardWare Monitoring
Monitoring Utility
Utility
Install
Install Adobe
Adobe Acrobat
Acrobat Reader
Reader
Install
Install lan
lan Driver
Driver (For
(For On-board
On-board Lan
Lan Only)
Only)
Press here
Exit
Press here
Press here
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Press here
Press here
Press here
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9.2 Install VGA Driver (For Onboard VGA Only)
Insert the Support CD that shipped with the motherboard into your CD-ROM
drive or double-click the CD drive icon in "My computer" to bring up the
setup screen.
SETUP
Items
Press here
Install
Install Intel
Intel 81x
81x Chipset
Chipset
Install
Install VGA
VGA Driver
Driver
Install
Install Sound
Sound Driver
Driver (For
(For On-board
On-board Audio
Audio Only)
Only)
Trend
Trend PC-Cillin
PC-Cillin Anti-Virus
Anti-Virus Software
Software
HardWare
HardWare Monitoring
Monitoring Utility
Utility
Install
Install Adobe
Adobe Acrobat
Acrobat Reader
Reader
Install
Install lan
lan Driver
Driver (For
(For On-board
On-board Lan
Lan Only)
Only)
Exit
Press here
Press here
Press here
Press here
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9.3 Install Sound Driver (for Onboard Audio Only)
Insert the Support CD that shipped with the motherboard into your CD-ROM
drive or double-click the CD drive icon in "My computer" to bring up the
setup screen.
Step 1
Step 3
Press here
Press here
Step 2
Step 4
Note: After the System re-start,
Insert the Windows 98 CD to CD-ROM
Drive. to complete the sound driver
setup.
Press here
Press here
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9.4 Trend PC-Cillin Anti-Virus Software
Insert the Support CD that shipped with the motherboard into your CD-ROM
drive or double-click the CD drive icon in "My computer" to bring up the
setup screen.
Press here
Press here
Press here
Press here
Press here
Press here
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Press here
Press here
Press here
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9.5 HardWare Monitoring Utility
Insert the Support CD that shipped with the motherboard into your CD-ROM
drive or double-click the CD drive icon in "My computer" to bring up the
setup screen.
Press here
Press here
Press here
Press here
Press here
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9.6 Install ADOBE Acrobat Reader V4.0
Insert the Support CD that shipped with the motherboard into your CD-ROM
drive or double-click the CD drive icon in "My computer" to bring up the
setup screen.
Press here
Press here
Press here
Press here
Press here
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