A74MX Series Motherboard User`s Manual

A74MX Series Motherboard User`s Manual
A74MX Series Motherboard
User’s Manual
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User’s Manual V1.0 for A74MX Series motherboard.
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Declaration of conformity
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY COMPANY LTD
66 , CHUNG SHAN RD., TU-CHENG INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT,
TAIPEI HSIEN, TAIWAN, R.O.C.
declares that the product
Motherboard A74MX-S/A74MX-K
is in conformity with
(reference to the specification under which conformity is declared in
accordance with 89/336 EEC-EMC Directive)
■ EN 55022:1998/A2: 2003 Limits and methods of measurements of radio disturbance characteristics of information technology equipment
■ EN 61000-3-2/:2000 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Part 3: Limits
Section 2: Limits for harmonic current emissions
(equipment input current <= 16A per phase)
■ EN 61000-3-3/A1:2001 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Part 3: Limits
Section 2: Limits of voltage fluctuations and flicker in low voltage supply systems for equipment with rated current <= 16A
■ EN 55024/A2:2003 Information technology equipment-Immunity characteristics limits and methods of measurement
Signature : Printed Name : James Liang Place / Date : TAIPEI/2008
Declaration of conformity
Trade Name:
FOXCONN
A74MX-S/A74MX-K
odel Name:
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Address:
Telephone:
Facsimile:
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458 E. Lambert Rd.
Fullerton, CA 92835
714-738-8868
714-738-8838
Equipment Classification:
Type of Product:
Manufacturer:
Address:
FCC Class B Subassembly
Motherboard
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY
COMPANY LTD
66 , CHUNG SHAN RD., TU-CHENG
INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, TAIPEI HSIEN, TAIWAN, R.O.C.
Supplementary Information:
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.
Tested to comply with FCC standards.
Signature : Date :
2008
Installation Precautions
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Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the sudden and momentary electric current
that flows between two objects at different electrical potentials. Normally it
comes out as a spark which will quickly damage your electronic equipment.
Please wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist strap when handling
components such as a motherboard, CPU or memory.
Ensure that the DC power supply is turned off before installing or removing
CPU, memory, expansion cards or other peripherals. It is recommended to
unplug the AC power cord from the power supply outlet. Failure to unplug
the power supply cord may result in serious damage to your system.
Please carefully read the following procedures to install your computer :
It is suggested to select high-quality, certified fans in order to avoid damage
to the motherboard and CPU due to high temperature. Never turn on the
computer if the CPU fan is not properly installed.
We cannot guarantee that your system can operate normally when your
CPU is overclocked. Normal operation depends on the overclocking capacity of your device.
If there is any, when connecting USB, audio, RS232 COM, IrDA or S/PDIF
cables to the internal connectors on the motherboard, make sure their
pinouts are matching with the connectors on the motherboard. Incorrect connections might damage the motherboard.
When handling the motherboard, avoid touching any metal leads or connectors.
If there is a PCI Express x16 graphics card installed in your system, we
recommend using a 24-pin ATX power supply to get the best performance.
Before turning on the power, please make sure the power supply AC input
voltage setting has been configured to the local standard.
To prevent damage to the motherboard, do not allow screws to come in contact
with the motherboard circuit or its components. Also, make sure there are no
leftover screws or metal components placed on the motherboard or within the
computer casing.
If you are uncertain about any installation steps or have a problem related to
the use of the product, please consult a certified computer technician.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Product Introduction
Product Specifications...............................................................................2
Layout.......................................................................................................4
Back Panel Connectors.............................................................................5
Chapter 2 Hardware Install
Install the CPU and CPU Cooler...............................................................8
Install the Memory...................................................................................10
Install an Expansion Card.......................................................................12
Install other Internal Connectors.............................................................13
Jumpers...................................................................................................17
Chapter 3 BIOS Setup
Enter BIOS Setup....................................................................................19
Main Menu..............................................................................................19
System Information.................................................................................21
Advanced BIOS Features.......................................................................23
Fox Central Control Unit..........................................................................25
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Advanced Chipset Features....................................................................29
Integrated Peripherals.............................................................................33
Power Management Setup......................................................................38
PC Health Status.....................................................................................40
BIOS Security Features..........................................................................41
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Defaults.............................................................................42
Save & Exit Setup...................................................................................42
Exit Without Saving.................................................................................42
Chapter 4 CD Instruction
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Utility CD content....................................................................................44
Install driver and utility.............................................................................45
FOX ONE
Main Page.........................................................................................47
CPU Control......................................................................................52
Frequency Control.............................................................................53
Limit Setting......................................................................................54
Voltage Control..................................................................................56
Fan Control.......................................................................................57
FOX LiveUpdate
Local Update.....................................................................................58
Online Update...................................................................................60 Configure . ........................................................................................63
About & Help.....................................................................................65
FOX LOGO..............................................................................................66
FOX DMI.................................................................................................67
Chapter 5 RAID Configuration
RAID Configuration Introduction.............................................................70
FastBuild Driver.......................................................................................72
Create a RAID Driver Diskette................................................................74
RAID Enable in BIOS..............................................................................76
Select a RAID Array for Use....................................................................76
Install a New Windows XP......................................................................89
Setting Up a Non-Bootable RAID Array..................................................93
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Worldwide online contact Support :
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Thank you for buying Foxconn A74MX Series motherboard. Foxconn
products are engineered to maximize computing power, providing
only what you need for break-through performance.
With advanced overclocking capability and a range of connectivity
features for today multi-media computing requirements, A74MXS/A74MX-K enables you to unleash more power from your computer.
This chapter includes the following information:
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Product Specifications
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Layout
Back Panel Connectors
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1-1 Product Specifications
CPUSupport AMD socket AM2+ PhenomTM� series
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Support AMD socket AM2 series processors :
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AthlonTM 64X2 Dual-Core / AthlonTM X2 Dual-Core /
AthlonTM 64 / SempronTM
HyperTransport2000/1600MT/s
ChipsetNorth Bridge: AMD 740G
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South Bridge: AMD SB700
Memory 2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
Support up to 4GB of system memory
Dual channel DDR2 800/667/533MHz architecture
AudioRealtek 8-channel audio chip (A74MX-S)
Realtek 6-channel audio chip (A74MX-K)
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
Support Jack-Sensing function
LANRealtek ��������������������������
10/100/1000Mb/s LAN�������
chip Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express x16 slot
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
2 x PCI slots
Onboard Serial ATA 4 x SATA connectors
300MB/s data transfer rate
Support hot plug and NCQ (Native Command Queuing )
USBSupport hot plug
Support up to 10 x USB 2.0 ports (4 rear panel ports, 3 onboard USB
headers supporting 6 extra ports)
Support USB 2.0 protocol up to 480Mb/s
Internal Connectors1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
4 x SATA connectors
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(supporting 6 x USB devices)
1 x CPU fan header (4-pin)
1 x System fan header (4-pin)
1 x Front panel ���������
connector
1 x CD_IN connector
1 x Front Audio ���������
connector
1 x COM1 connector�
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1 x S/PDIF_OUT ���������
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1 x TPM connector
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Back Panel1 x PS/2 keyboard port
Connectors1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x VGA port
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1 x DVI-D port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ-45 LAN port
8-channel Audio ports (A74MX-S)
6-channel Audio ports (A74MX-K)
Hardware MonitorSystem voltage detection
CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/System fan speed detection
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overheating warning
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fan speed control
PCI Express x1Support 250MB/s (500MB/s concurrent) bandwidth
Low power consumption and power management features
PCI Express x16Support 4GB/s (8GB/s concurrent) bandwidth
Low power consumption and power management features
Green FunctionSupport ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)
Support S0 (normal), S1 (power on suspend), S3 (suspend to RAM), S4
(suspend to disk), and S5 (soft - off)
Bundled SoftwareFOX ONE
FOX LiveUpdate
FOX LOGO
FOX DMI
Operating SystemSupport for Microsoft® Windows® Vista/XP only
Form FactorMicro ATX Form Factor, 9.6 inches x 8.8 inches (24.4cm x 22.4cm)
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The chipset driver of this motherboard does not support Windows® 2000.
1-2 Layout
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5
4
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3
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7
8
24
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22
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21
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1. 4-pin ATX 12V Power Connector
2. SYS_FAN Header
3. North Bridge: AMD 740G
4. PCI Express x1 Slot
5. PCI Express x16 Slot
6. PCI Slots
7. Front Audio Connector
8. CD_IN Connector
9. S/PDIF Out Connector
10. South Bridge: AMD SB700
11. Front USB Connectors
12. Front Panel Connector
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13. SATA Connectors
14. Clear CMOS Jumper
15. 24-pin ATX Power Connector
16. IDE Connector
17. Floppy Connector
18. Chassis Intrusion Alarm Header
19. TPM Connector
20. COM1 Connector
21. IR/CIR Header
22. CPU_FAN Header
23. DDR2 DIMM Slots
24. CPU Socket
Note : The above motherboard layout is for reference only, please refer to the physical motherboard for detail.
1-3 Back Panel Connectors
Back panel of A74MX-S :
Parallel�����
Port
1
1
PS/2 Mouse Port
LAN Port
3
Line Out
8
Line In
Rear Speaker
Subwoofer
Side Speaker
Microphone
2
4
PS/2 Keyboard Port VGA Port
5
6
DVI-D Port
USB Ports
7
Audio Ports
Back panel of A74MX-K :
Line In
Line Out
Microphone
7
Audio Ports
1. PS/2 Mouse Port
Use the upper port (green) to connect a PS/2 mouse.
2. PS/2 Keyboard Port
Use the lower port (purple) to connect a PS/2 keyboard.
3. Parallel Port
This connector provides printer port interface.
4. VGA Port
To connect with external display devices, such as monitor or LCD display.
5. DVI-D Port
The DVI-D port supports DVI-D specification. Connect a monitor that supports DVI-D connection
to this port.
6. USB Port
The USB port supports the USB 2.0/1.1 specification. Use this port for USB devices such as an
USB keyboard/mouse, USB printer, USB flash drive and etc.
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7. Audio Ports
For the definition of each audio port, please refer to the table below :
Audio ports of A74MX-S :
Port
2-channel
4-channel
5.1-channel
7.1-channel
Blue
Line In
Line In
Line In
Line In
Green
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Microphone In
Microphone In
Microphone In
Microphone In
Orange
-
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Center/Subwoofer Out
Center/Subwoofer Out
Black
-
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Grey
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Side Speaker Out
Audio ports of A74MX-K :
Port
2-channel
4-channel
5.1-channel
Blue
Line In
Rear Speaker Out*
Rear Speaker Out*
Green
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Microphone In
Microphone In
Front Speaker Out
Center/Subwoofer Out*
* : Please refer to Chapter 4, and install the Realtek audio driver (in CD) to assign the audio
output ports for different applications of 2/4/5.1 channels. The fundamental audio outputs are
depicted in the table above.
8. RJ-45 LAN Port
The Ethernet LAN port provides Internet connection at up to 10/100/1000Mb/s data rate.
LAN Type
1000M
Left: Active
Right: Link
Status
Description
Status
Off
No Link
Off
No Link
Off
10Mb/s Connection
Green
Blinking
Data Activity
Description
Green
100Mb/s Connection
Orange
1000Mb/s Connection
Active
LED
Link
LED
This chapter introduces the hardware installation process, including
the installation of the CPU, memory, power supply, slots, pin headers
and the mounting of jumpers. Caution should be exercised during
the installation of these modules. Please refer to the motherboard
layout prior to any installation and read the contents in this chapter
carefully.
This chapter includes the following information :
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Install the CPU and CPU Cooler
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Install the Memory
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Install an Expansion Card
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Install other Internal Connectors
Jumpers
Please visit this website for more supporting information about CPU, Memory and
VGA for your motherboard :
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/Motherboards/compatibility.aspx
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2-1 Install the CPU and CPU Cooler
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Read the following guidelines before you begin to install the CPU :
Make sure that the motherboard supports the CPU.
Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power supply before
installing the CPU to prevent hardware damage.
Locate the Pin-1 of the CPU. The CPU cannot be inserted if oriented incorrectly.
Apply an even and thin layer of thermal grease on the surface of the CPU.
Do not turn on the computer if the CPU cooler is not installed, otherwise overheating
and damage of the CPU may occur.
Set the CPU host frequency in accordance with the CPU specifications. It is not
recommended that the system bus frequency be set beyond hardware specifications
since it does not meet the standard requirements for the peripherals. If you want to
set the frequency beyond the standard specifications, please do so according to your
hardware specifications including the CPU, graphics card, memory, hard drive, etc.
Install the CPU
Locate the Pin-1 CPU triangle mark and the Pin-1 of the CPU socket.
Pin-1 corner of the
CPU socket
Pin-1 triangle
marking of CPU
2. Align Pin-1 of the CPU with the CPU
socket, and gently put the CPU
onto the socket.
1. Release
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the CPU socket lever.
3. When CPU is properly seated,
push the CPU socket lever back
to its locked position.
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Install the CPU Cooler
Follow the steps below to correctly install the CPU cooler. (The following procedures use Foxconn
cooler as the example.)
grease on the surface of CPU.
2. Buckle the heatsink firmly at one
side of the stand.
3. Buckle the heatsink at another
side, and press the fasten lever
down to tightly seat the cooler.
4. Attach the 3-wire CPU cooler
connector to the CPU fan header
on the motherboard .
1. Apply and spread an even thermal
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Use extreme care when removing the CPU cooler because the thermal grease may
adhere to the CPU. Inadequately removing the CPU cooler may damage the CPU.
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2-2 Install the Memory
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Read the following guidelines before you begin to install the memory :
Make sure that the motherboard supports the memory. It is recommended that memory
of the same capacity, brand, speed, and chips be used.
Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before
installing the memory to prevent hardware damage.
Memory modules have a foolproof design. A memory module can be installed in only
one direction. If you are unable to insert the memory, switch the direction.
Dual Channel Memory Configuration
This motherboard provides two DDR2 memory sockets and supports Dual Channel Technology.
When memory is installed, the BIOS will automatically check the memory in your system.
Two DDR2 memory sockets are divided into two channels :
Channel 0 : DIMM1
Channel 1 : �����
DIMM2
The combinations of DIMM modules are :
DIMM1
DIMM2
Single Channel
DS/SS
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Single Channel
-
DS/SS
Dual Channel
DS/SS
DS/SS
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(DS : Double Side, SS : Single Side, - : No Memory)
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It is recommended that memory of the same capacity, brand, speed, and chips be used and please select dual channel first to achieve optimum performance.
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Installing a Memory
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Before installing a memory module, make sure to turn off the computer and unplug the
power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the memory module. Be sure
to install DDR2 DIMMs on this motherboard.
112-Pin
2
128-Pin
Notch
If you take a look at front side of memory module, it has asymmetric pin counts on both sides separated
by a notch in the middle, so it can only fit in one direction. Follow the steps below to correctly install
your memory modules into the sockets.
Step 1:
Spread the clips at both ends of the memory socket.
Place the memory module onto the socket, then put
your fingers on top edge of the module, and push
it down firmly and seat it vertically into the memory
socket.
Step 2:
The clips at both ends of the socket will snap into place
when the memory module is securely inserted.
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2-3 Install an Expansion Card
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that came with your expansion card.
Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before
installing an expansion card to prevent hardware damage.
PCI Express x1
PCI Express x16
PCI
Follow the steps below to correctly install your expansion card in the expansion slot.
1. Locate an expansion slot that supports your card. Remove the metal slot cover from the chassis
back panel.
2. Align the card with the slot, and press down on the card until it is fully seated in the slot.
3. Make sure the metal contacts on the card are completely inserted into the slot.
4. Secure the card's metal bracket to the chassis back panel with a screw.
5. After installing all expansion cards, replace the chassis cover.
6. Turn on your computer. If necessary, go to BIOS Setup to make any required BIOS changes for
your expansion card(s).
7. Install the driver provided with the expansion card in your operating system.
Installing and Removing a PCI Express x16 Graphics Card :
• Installing a Graphics Card:
Gently insert the graphics card into the PCI Express x16 slot.
Make sure the graphics card is locked by the latch at the end of
the PCI Express x16 slot.
• Removing the Card:
Push the latch at the end of the PCI Express x16 slot to release
the card and then pull the card straight up from the slot.
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2-4 Install other Internal Connectors
Power Connectors
This motherboard uses an ATX power supply. In order not to damage any device, make sure all the
devices have been installed properly before applying the power supply.
2
24-pin ATX power connector : PWR1
PWR1 is the ATX power supply connector. Make sure that the power supply cable and pins are
properly aligned with the connector on the motherboard. Firmly plug the power supply cable into the
connector and make sure it is secure.
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Definition
Pin #
1
3.3V
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Definition
3.3V
2
3.3V
14
-12V
3
GND
15
GND
4
+5V
16
PS_ON(Soft On/Off)
5
GND
17
GND
6
+5V
18
GND
7
GND
19
GND
8
Power Good
20
NC
9
+5V SB(Stand by +5V)
21
+5V
10
+12V
22
+5V
11
+12V
23
+5V
12
3.3V
24
GND
1
PWR1
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Pin #
Pin No. 24
We recommend you using a 24-pin power supply.
If you are using a 20-pin power supply, you need
to align the ATX power connector according to
the picture.
20-Pin Power
4-pin ATX 12 V Power Connector : PWR2
Connect the 4-pin ATX 12V power supply to PWR2 and provides power to the CPU.
3
1
+12V
GND
4
2
PWR2
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Pin #
Definition
1
GND
2
GND
3
+12V
4
+12V
Front Panel Connector : FP1
2
This motherboard includes one connector for connecting the
front panel switch and LED Indicators.
Hard Disk LED Connector (HDD-LED)
Connect to the chassis front panel IDE indicator LED. It
indicates the active status of the hard disks. This 2-pin
connector is directional with +/- sign.
HDD-LED
1
+
2
-
RESET-SW
+
PWR-LED
PWR-SW
EMPTY
NC
9 10
FP1
Reset Switch (RESET-SW)
Attach the connector to the Reset switch on the front
panel of the case; the system will restart when the switch
is pressed.
Power LED Connector (PWR-LED)
Connect to the power LED indicator on the front panel of
the chassis. The Power LED indicates the system’s status.
When the system is in operation (S0 status), the LED is
on. When the system gets into sleep mode (S1) , the LED
is blinking; When the system is in S3/S4 sleep state or
power off mode (S5), the LED is off. This 2-pin connector
is directional with +/- sign.
Power Switch Connector (PWR-SW)
Connect to the power button on the front panel of the
chassis. Push this switch allows the system to be turned
on and off rather than using the power supply button.
1
GND
TX+
TXGND
RXRX+
GND
Serial ATA Connectors : SATA_1/2/3/4
The Serial ATA connector is used to connect with SATA Hard
Disk or CD devices which support this feature. The current
Serial ATA II interface allows up to 300MB/s data transfer
rate.
SATA_1/2/3/4
1
COM Connector : COM1
This motherboard supports one serial RS232 COM port for
legacy compatibility. User must purchase another RS232 cable
with a 9-pin D-sub connector at one end to connect with the
external RS232 device and another end with 10-pin female connector to connect with COM1 connector in the motherboard.
SIN
SOUT
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
This header supports infrared wireless transmitting and
receiving device.
EMPTY
RI
9 10
COM1
+5V
IR/CIR Connector : IR/CIR
1 2
+5VSB
EMPTY
CIRRX
IRRX
GND
IRTX
CIRTX
GND
EMPTY
9 10
IR/CIR
14
2
RLSD
Audio Connector : F_AUDIO
The audio connector supports HD Audio standard.
It provides the Front Audio output choice.
PORT1_L
PORT1_R
PORT2_R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2_L
1 2
AUD_GND
PRESENCE_J
SENSE1_RETURN
EMPTY
SENSE2_RETURN
9 10
F_AUDIO
CD_IN is a Sony standard audio connector, it can be
connected to a CD/DVD-ROM drive through a CD/DVD
audio cable.
1
CD_IN
1
2
+5V
EMPTY
SPDIF_OUT
GND
S/PDIF Connector : SPDIF_OUT
The connector is used for S/PDIF output.
3
4
SPDIF_OUT
USB Connectors : F_USB 2/3/4
In addition to the four USB ports on the rear panel, this
product also provides three 10-pin USB headers on its
motherboard. By connecting through USB cables with
them, user can quickly expand another six USB ports
on the front panel.
1
VCC
DD+
GND
EMPTY
2
VCC
DD+
GND
NC
9 10
F_USB 2/3/4
IDE Connector : PIDE
With the provided Ultra DMA IDE ribbon cable, you
can connect to any IDE type of hard disk and CD/DVD
ROM/RW drive.
Floppy Disk Drive Connector : FLOPPY
This motherboard includes a standard floppy disk drive
(FDD) connector, supporting 360KB, 720KB, 1.2MB,
1.44MB, and 2.88MB FDDs.
TPM Connector : TPM
The TPM (Trusted Platform Module) provides the ability
to the PC to run applications more secure and to make
transactions and communication more trustworthy. To
utilize this function, you should purchase additional
device and install it.
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1 2
LCLK
GND
LFRAMEn
EMPTY
LRESETn
LAD3
NC_3
LAD2
VDD
LAD1
LAD0
NC_1
NC_2
GND
GND
NC_4
SERIRQ
CLKRUNin
LPCPDn
NC_5
19 20
TPM
2
CD_L GND CD_R
Audio Connector : CD_IN
Fan Connectors : CPU_FAN, SYS_FAN
2
There are two main fan headers on this motherboard.
The fan speed can be controlled and monitored in “PC
Health Status” section of the BIOS Setup. These fans
can be automatically turned off after the system enters
S3, S4 and S5 sleeping states.
1
GND
POWER
SENSE
CONTROL
CPU_FAN/�������
SYS_FAN
Chassis Intruder Alarm Connector : INTR
The connector can be connected to a security switch
on the chassis. The system can detect the chassis
intrusion through the function of this connector. If
eventually the chassis is closed, the system will send
a message out.
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1
GND
INTR
2-5 Jumpers
For some features needed, users can change the jumper settings on this motherboard to modify them.
This section explains how to use the various functions of this motherboard by changing the jumper
settings. Users should read the following content carefully prior to modifying any jumper setting.
1. For any jumper on this motherboard, pin 1 can be identified by the bold silkscreen next to it.
However, in this manual, pin 1 is simply labeled as “1”.
2. The following table explains different types of the jumper settings. "Closed" means placing a jumper
cap on the two pins to temporarily short them. The shorting can also be done by touching two
pins by a screwdriver for a few seconds, but using jumper cap is recommended. It can prevent
hazardous ESD (Electrical Static Discharge) problem.
Jumper
Diagram
Definition
Description
1
1-2
Set Pin 1 and Pin 2 closed
1
2-3
Set Pin 2 and Pin 3 closed
1
Clear CMOS Jumper: CLR_CMOS
The motherboard uses CMOS RAM to store the basic hardware information (such as BIOS data,
date, time information, hardware password...etc.). Clear CMOS data is the fast way to go back to
factory default when the BIOS settings were mistakenly modified.
The steps to clear CMOS data are :
1. Turn off the computer, unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
2. Remove jumper cap from pins 2-3, put it onto pins 1-2 to short them. This will clear CMOS
data.
3. Return the setting to its original with pins 2-3 closed.
4. Plug in the power cord to your computer and turn it on.
5. Go to BIOS Setup to configure new system as described
in next chapter.
Clear
1
2
3
Normal
(Default)
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2
3
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Do not clear the CMOS while the system is turned on.
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Description of Jumpers
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are
also provided.
You have to run the Setup Program when the following cases occur:
1. An error message appears on the screen during the system
Power On Self Test (POST) process.
2. You want to change the default CMOS settings.
This chapter includes the following information :
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Enter BIOS Setup
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Main Menu
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System Information
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Advanced BIOS Features
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Fox Central Control Unit
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Advanced Chipset Features
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Integrated
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Peripherals
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Power
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Management Setup
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Health Status
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Security Features
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Optimal Defaults
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Save & Exit Setup
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Exit Without Saving
Since BIOS could be updated some other times, the BIOS information described
in this manual is for reference only. We do not guarantee the content of this
manual will remain consistent with the newly released BIOS at any given time in
the future. Please visit our website for updated manual if it is available.
Enter BIOS Setup
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The BIOS is the communication bridge between hardware and software, correctly setting up the
BIOS parameters is critical to maintain optimal system performance. Power on the computer,
when the message "Press <DEL> to enter Setup, <ESC> to boot menu". appears at the bottom
of the screen, you can press <DEL> key to enter SETUP.
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Main Menu
The main menu allows you to select from a list of setup functions together with two exit choices.
Use the arrow keys to select a specific item and press <Enter> to go to the submenu.
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Information
► System Information
► PC Health Status
► Advanced
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► Power Management Setup
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+/-/:Value
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F1:General Help
Configure Time and Date. Display System Information...
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Each item in the main menu is explained below:
► System Information
It displays the basic system configuration, such as BIOS ID, CPU Name, memory size plus
system date, time and Floppy drive. They all can be viewed or set up through this menu.
► Advanced BIOS Features
The advanced system features can be set up through this menu. There are boot up settings.
► Fox Central Control Unit
Some special proprietary features (such as overclocking) can be set up through this menu.
► Advanced Chipset Features
The values for the chipset can be changed through this menu, and the system performance
can be optimized.
► Integrated Peripherals
All onboard peripherals can be set up through this menu. There are IDE devices, Super I/O
devices such as Serial I/O and other USB devices... etc.
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We do not suggest that you change the default values in the BIOS Setup, and we
shall not be responsible for any damage which resulted from the change you made.
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► Power Management Setup
All the items related with Green function features can be set up through this menu.
► PC Health Status
This setup enables you to read/change Fan speeds, and displays temperatures and voltages
of your CPU/System.
► BIOS Security Features
The Supervisor/User password can be set up through this menu to prevent unauthorized use
of your computer. If you set a password, the system will ask you to key in correct password
before boot or access to Setup.
► Load Optimal Defaults
The optimal performance settings can be loaded through this menu. However, it may offer better performance in some ways (such as less I/O cards, less memory ...etc.), still, it may cause
problem if you have more memory or I/O cards installed. It means, if your system loading is
heavy, set to optimal default may sometimes come out an unstable system. What you need
now is to adjust BIOS setting one by one, trial and error, to find out the best setting for your
current system.
► Save & Exit Setup
Save setting values to CMOS and exit.
► Exit Without Saving
Do not change anything and exit the setup.
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System Information
This sub-menu is used to set up the standard BIOS features, such as the date, time, floppy drive
and so on. Use the arrow up/down keys to select an item, then use the <+> or <-> keys to change
the setting.
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System Information
Model Name
:A74MX-S/A74MX-K
BIOS ID
:813F1P01
BIOS Version
:08.00.14
CPU Name :AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core
Processor 4200+
↑↓←→:Move Enter:Select
+/-/:Value F10:Save
F9:Optimized Defaults
ESC:Exit
F1:General Help
► Date (mm:dd:yy)
<weekday><month><date> <year> format.
Day—weekday from Sun. to Sat., this message is automatically displayed by BIOS (Read
Only).
Month—month from 1 to 12.
Date—date from 1st to 31st.
Year—year, set up by users.
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field. Use [+] or [-] to input the value.
► Time (hh:mm:ss)
This item allows you to configure the desired time. Use [ENTER] to enter the setting, then use
[TAB] to move forward a field. Use [+] or [-] to input the value.
The three fields of the setting are <hour> : <minute> : <second> respectively.
► Primary/Secondary/Third IDE Master/Slave
While entering setup, BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE devices. This item
displays the drive information of IDE devices. The display information only applies when SATA
Mode Select is set to [IDE] mode.
► Halt On
This category determines whether or not the computer will stop if an error is detected during
powering up.
[All Errors] : All errors can result in system halt.
[All Errors But...] : All errors but keyboard or mouse or floppy can result in system halt. The
halt condition can be enabled/disabled in the next three settings.
► Keyboard
The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error if you enabled this item.
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Date (mm:dd:yy)
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Time (hh:mm:ss)
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or [SHIFT-TAB] to
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► Secondary IDE Master
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select a field.
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► Third IDE Master
[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
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change system Date.
Halt On
[All Errors, But ...]
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Keyboard
[Disabled]
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Mouse
[Disabled]
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Floppy
[Disabled]
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► Mouse
The system boot will not stop for a mouse error if you enabled this item.
► Floppy
The system boot will not stop for a floppy error if you enabled this item.
► Model Name
Model name of this product.
► BIOS ID / BIOS Version
It displays the current BIOS ID/version. User can check this information and discuss with the
field service people if a BIOS upgrade is needed.
► CPU Name
It displays the current CPU name.
► System Memory Size
This item displays the current memory size. The size is depending on how many memory modules were installed in your system before powering on.
► MAC Address
This item shows the onboard LAN MAC address.
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Advanced BIOS Features
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Advanced BIOS Features
↑↓←→:Move Enter:Select
+/-/:Value F10:Save
F9:Optimized Defaults
ESC:Exit
F1:General Help
► IDE Detect Time Out
This item is used to select the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices. If the checking
time is over the set value, the system will skip it.
► MPS Revision
This feature is only applicable to multiprocessor motherboards as it specifies the version of the
MPS that the motherboard will use. The MPS is a specification by which PC manufacturers
design and build CPU architecture systems with two or more processors. MPS 1.1 was the
original specification. MPS version 1.4 adds extended configuration tables for improved
support of multiple PCI bus configurations and greater expandability in the future. In addition,
MPS 1.4 introduces support for a secondary PCI bus without requiring a PCI bridge. If your
operating system comes with support for MPS 1.4, you should keep the setting as the default
1.4. You also need to enable MPS 1.4 support if you need to make use of the secondary PCI
bus on a motherboard that doesn't come with a PCI bridge. You should only leave it as 1.1
only if you are running an older operating system that only supports MPS 1.1.
► PCI Latency Timer
This item is used to set the PCI latency timer. The value is in unit of PCI cycle for PCI device
latency timer register. Setting values are 32, 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 224, 248.
This feature controls how long each PCI device can hold the bus before another takes over.
The larger the value, the longer the PCI device can retain control of the bus. Low values for
the PCI Latency Timer will reduce the effective PCI bandwidth while higher values means
every PCI device will have to wait longer before they can get access to the bus, but when they
do get access, they can conduct their transactions for a longer time. Normally, a default value
of 64 cycles is set. Some PCI devices may not agree with longer latency times so if you start
facing problems like stuttering sound or a less responsive system, reduce the latency. Higher
values will actually reduce performance as too much time may be allocated to each PCI device
to the disadvantage of other devices on the bus.
► Quiet Boot
This item is used to enable/disable the quiet boot.
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IDE Detect Time Out
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value for detecting
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ATA/ATAPI device(s)
Floppy Drive Seek
[Disabled]
in second.
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
► Boot Device Priority
[Press Enter]
► Hard Disk Drives
[Press Enter]
► Removable Drives
[Press Enter]
► CD/DVD Drives
[Press Enter]
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[Disabled] : Displays the normal POST messages.
[Enabled] : Displays OEM customer logo instead of POST messages.
► Quick Boot
While Enabled, this option allows BIOS to skip certain tests while booting, this will shorten the
time needed to boot the system.
► Floppy Drive Seek
This item controls whether the BIOS will be checking for a floppy drive while booting up. If it
cannot detect one (either due to improper configuration or physical unavailability), it will appear
an error message. Disabling this function, then POST will not detect the floppy.
► Bootup Num-Lock
This item defines if the keyboard Num Lock key is active when your system is started. The
available settings are: On (default) and Off.
► Boot Device Priority
This option is used to select the priority for boot devices. After pressing <Enter>, you can
select the device using the Up/Down arrow keys, and change the device priority using <+> or
<->; you can exit this menu by pressing <Esc>.
► Hard Disk Drives
This option is used to specify the boot priority sequence from available hard disk drives.
► Removable Drives
This option is used to specify the boot priority sequence from available removable drives.
► CD/DVD Drives
This option is used to specify the boot priority sequence from available CD/DVD drives.
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Fox Central Control Unit
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Fox Central Control Unit
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Options
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Enabled
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► Super BIOS Protect
To protect the system BIOS from virus attack, there is a BIOS write-protection mechanism
provided. Super BIOS Protect function protects your BIOS from being affected by viruses, e.g.
CIH.
► Auto Detect PCI Clock
This option is used to auto detect PCI slot. When enabled, the system will turn off clock of the
empty PCI slot to reduce EMI (Electromagnetic Interference).
► Smart BIOS / Fox Intelligent Stepping / Voltage Options / CPU Configuration
Press <Enter> to go to its submenu.
Smart BIOS
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Smart BIOS
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Smart Boot Menu���������
[Enabled]
Options
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2200MHz
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Current CPU Multiplier : 11x
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Disabled
Current DRAM Clock
: 266 MHz
Enabled
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+/-/:Value F10:Save
F9:Optimized Defaults
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ESC:Exit
F1:General Help
► Smart Power LED
Smart Power LED is a feature built on your motherboard to indicate different states during
Power-On Self-Test (POST). The LED is located at the front panel, and it displays POST state
by different long-short blinking intervals. You can always leave this state enabled.
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System Status
Power LED Status
Normal
On
No CPU Fan
Blinking once (blinking 0.5 sec., off 0.5 sec.)
No Display
Blinking once (blinking 2 sec., off 2 sec.)
No Memory
Blinking twice
Post Error Message
Blinking thrice
► Smart Boot Menu
When PC starts, it will ask you to press [Del] key to enter setup or press [Esc] key to enter
smart boot menu. If [Disabled] is selected, then pressing [Esc] has no function. This also
prevents user without password trying to get into your computer through smart boot menu.
► Current CPU Speed
This item displays the current CPU speed.
► Current FSB/HTT Clock
This item displays the current Front Side Bus clock.
► Current CPU Multiplier (Appears only when CPU supports)
This item displays the current CPU Ratio.
► Current DRAM Clock
This item displays the current DRAM clock, in dual channels.
Fox Intelligent Stepping
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Fox Intelligent Stepping
CPU Clock�����������������
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► CPU Clock
This option is used to adjust the CPU clock.
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ESC:Exit
F1:General Help
Voltage Options
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Voltage Options
[Disabled]
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Options
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ESC:Exit
F1:General Help
► CPU Voltage Control
This option is used to change the CPU voltage in a step of 0.025V. The voltage can be
incremented from 1.100V to 1.550V.
► Memory Voltage Control
This option is used to change the DRAM voltage in a step of 50mV. The voltage can be
incremented from +50mV to +600mV.
► HT/SB Voltage Control
This option is used to change the HyperTransport/South Bridge voltage in a step of 30mV. The
voltage can be incremented from +30mV to +360mV.
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► PCI Express Clock
This option is used to adjust the speed of PCI Express slot. It may enhance the graphics card
speed.
► CPU Multiplier Adjust (Optional only if CPU supports)
This option is used to adjust the CPU Clock Ratio. Multiply CPU clock with this ratio, you can
get the CPU speed. Increase this ratio may overclock your CPU. This option will be displayed
only if your CPU is supporting this feature.
► Spread Spectrum
If you enabled this function, it can significantly reduce the EMI (Electromagnetic Interference)
generated by the system, so to comply with FCC regulation. But if overclocking is activated,
you had better disable it.
CPU Configuration
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CPU Configuration
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CPU Configuration Help Item
Module Version : 13.28
AGESA Version : 3.1.7.0
Enable/disable the
Physical Count : 1 generation of ACPI
Logical Count : 2 _PPC, _PSS, and _PCT
objects.
Revision : G2
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Cache L1 : 256KB���
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Cache L2 : 1024KB Cache L3 : N/A
Current CPU Speed : 2200MHz
Current CPU Multiplier : 11x
Maximum FSB Multiplier : 11x
Able to Change Frequency : Yes
uCode Patch Level : None Required
Cool ‘N’ Quiet [Enabled]
C1E Support [Disabled]�
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CPU-NB HT Link Speed
[Auto]
NCHT Incoming Link Width [Auto]
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+/-/:Value F10:Save
F9:Optimized Defaults
ESC:Exit
F1:General Help
This menu shows most of the CPU specifications.
► Cool ‘N‘ Quiet (Appear only when CPU supports)
This option helps lowering down the CPU frequency and voltage when system is idling. When
the CPU speed is slowing down, the temperature will drop as well.
► C1E Support (Optional only if CPU supports)
C1E represents Enhanced HALT State. It is a feature which CPU uses to reduce power
consumption when in halt state. C1E drops the CPU’s multiplier and voltage to lower levels
when a HLT (halt) command is issued. This item is used to enable/disable the C1E support.
► CPU-NB HT Link Speed
HT stands for HyperTransport bus. The CPU<->NB HT Speed option controls the physical
speed of the CPU to Northbridge HT link using multipliers ranging x1 to x13. The physical
speed of the link is determined by multiplying the CPU clock with the CPU<->NB HT Speed
setting.
► NCHT Incoming Link Width / NCHT Outgoing Link Width
The coherency refers to the caching of memory, and the HT links between processors are
coherent HT links as the HT protocol includes messages for managing the cache protocol.
Other (non processor-processor) HT links are Non-Coherent HT links, as they do not have
memory cache.
The HyperTransport link width and frequency are initialized between the adjacent coherent
and/or noncoherent HyperTransport technology devices during the reset sequence.
It is highly recommended to set to [Auto] for overall performance.
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Advanced Chipset Features
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Advanced Chipset Features
↑↓←→:Move Enter:Select
+/-/:Value F10:Save
F9:Optimized Defaults
ESC:Exit
F1:General Help
► Memory Configuration / DRAM Timing Configuration
Press <Enter> to go to its submenu.
► CAS Latency
This item shows the CAS latency. The CAS Latency is the number of clock cycles that elapse
from the time the request for data is sent to the actual memory location until the data is
transmitted from the module.
► RAS / CAS Delay
This item displays a delay time (in clock cycles) between the CAS and RAS strobe signals.
► Row Precharge Time
This item shows the number of clock cycles taken between issuing of the precharge command
and the active command. The DRAM row precharge time is in unit of clock cycle.
► Min Active RAS
Displays the number of clock cycles taken between a bank active command and issuing of the
precharge command.
► RAS / RAS Delay
This item displays a delay time (in clock cycles) between the RAS and RAS strobe signals.
► Row Cycle
This item shows the minimum timing interval between successive active commands to the
same bank. The row cycle time is in unit of clock cycle.
► Internal Graphics Mode
Enable/Disable the integrated UMA graphics controller.
► UMA Frame Buffer Size
Allocates system memory for use as video memory to ensure the most efficient use of
available resources for maximum 2D/3D graphics performance.
This is a memory allocation method addition to the Unified Memory Architecture (UMA)
concept, wherein a static amount of page-locked graphics memory is allocated during driver
initialization. This fixed amount of memory will provide the user with a guaranteed graphics
memory at all times, and will no longer be available to the OS.
► GFX Engine Clock
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Northbridge Chipset Configuration
Help Item
► Memory Configuration [Press Enter]
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► DRAM Timing Configuration [Press Enter] CAS Latency
:4.0 RAS/CAS Delay :6 ClK
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Row Precharge Time
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Min Active RAS :23 ClK
RAS/RAS Delay :4 ClK
Row Cycle
:15 ClK
Internal Graphics Configuration
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Internal Graphics Mode [Enabled]
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UMA Frame Buffer Size [Auto]
GFX Engine Clock [400]���
Surround View [Disabled]
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It allows you to change the clock rate of graphics engine.
► Surround View�
SurroundView is the ATI technology that provides multi-graphics controller display capability
for both the ATI PCIe-based graphics card and the ATI integrated graphics processor (IGP).
Enabling SurroundView does not impact display modes (resolution and color depth) or
performance. The display mode of each output is controlled independently by the graphics
controller connected to it.
1. When using a non-ATI PCI Express (PCIe) graphics card, SurroundView is not supported.
The integrated graphics processor (IGP) is automatically disabled, and the system memory
allocated to the IGP is freed for other use.
2. When installing an ATI PCIe graphics card, SurroundView is disabled by default. Enabling
SurroundView in the BIOS enables the integrated UMA graphics controller, which in turn
makes available up to two additional graphics outputs. When enabling the integrated UMA
graphics controller, system memory will be reallocated.
Memory Configuration
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Memory Configuration
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Help Item
Bank Interleaving
[Disabled]
[Disabled] Enable Bank Memory
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Channel Interleaving [Enalbed] Interleaving��
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Enable Clock to All DIMMs [Disabled]
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MemClk Tristate C3/ATLVID [Disabled]
Memory Hole Remapping [Enabled]���
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DCT Unganged Mode [Always]
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Power Down Enable [Enabled]
Power Down Mode [Channel]
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+/-/:Value F10:Save
F9:Optimized Defaults
ESC:Exit
F1:General Help
► Bank Interleaving
Interleaving allows banks of SDRAM to alternate their refresh and access cycles. One
bank will undergo its refresh cycle while another is being accessed. This improves memory
performance by masking the refresh cycles of each memory bank.
However, bank interleaving only works if the addresses requested consecutively are not in the
same bank.
► Channel Interleaving
Dual channel (Interleaved) mode offers the highest throughput for real world applications. Dual
channel mode is enabled when the installed memory capacities of both DIMM channels are
equal. If different speed DIMMs are used between channels, the slowest memory timing will be
used.
► Enable Clock to All DIMMs
This setting is to control EMI.
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When disabled, the system will turn off clock on the empty DIMM slots and to reduce EMI
(Electro-Magnetic Interference).
► MemClk Tristate C3/ATLVID
Enables the DDR memory clocks to be tristated when alternate VID mode is enabled.
► Memory Hole Remapping
This item is used to enable/disable memory remapping around memory hole.
PCI doesn't actually care much which addresses are used, but by convention the PC platform
puts them at the top of the 32-bit address space. For many years it wasn't possible or practical
to put that much RAM into a PC. But now it is, so it's up to the memory controller and host
bridge to figure out what to do. Many systems cause that high RAM to simply be ignored,
resulting in the loss of effective RAM. More complex systems will take the RAM that would
occupy that 3.5-4GB address space and re-map it into the 4.0-4.5 address space. The RAM
doesn't care because it's just an array of storage cells, it's up to the memory controller to associate addresses with those storage cells.
Of course, that only works if you're using a 64-bit (or 32bit physical address extension (PAE)
enabled) OS that can deal with physical addresses larger than 32 bits.
Once this option is enabled, the BIOS can see 4096MB of memory.
► DCT Unganged Mode
DCT stands for DRAM Controller.
Ganged refers to the use of both DRAM controllers within a memory controller acting in concert to access memory. For a description of ganged (128-bit DRAM data width) and unganged
(64-bit DRAM data width) DRAM modes :
Ganged channels (DDR2) :
■ DCT channels A and B can be ganged as a single logical 128-bit DIMM.
■ Offers highest DDR2 bandwidth.
■ Requires both DIMMs in a logical pair to have identical size and timing parameters, both
DCTs programmed identically.
Unganged channels
■ DCT channels A and B operate as two completely independent 64-bit channels (both channels operate at the same frequency).
■ Reduce DRAM page conflicts – more concurrent open dram pages.
■ Better bus efficiency.
Burst lengths supported
When both DCTs are enabled in unganged mode, BIOS must initialize the frequency of each
DCT in order.
► Power Down Enable
When power down mode is enabled, if all pages of the DRAMs associated with a CKE pin are
closed, then these parts are placed in power down mode.
► Power Down Mode
For non-mobile systems, power down mode should be set to [Channel] CKE control.
A DIMM or a group of DIMMs enters power down mode by deasserting the corresponding
clock enable signal when the DRAM controller detects that there are no transactions
scheduled to any of the DIMMs connected to the clock enable signal. A DIMM or a group of
DIMMs exits power down mode by asserting the corresponding clock enable signal when a
transaction is scheduled to any DIMM connected to the clock enable signal. There are two
CKE pins per DRAM channel. For each channel :
[Channel] CKE control. The DRAM channel is placed in power down when all chip selects
associated with the channel are idle.
[Chip Select] CKE control. A chip select or pair of chip selects is placed in power down
when no transactions are pending for the chip select(s).
DRAM Timing Configuration
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► Memory Speed Mode
This item is used to enable/disable provision of DRAM timing by SPD device. The Serial
Presence Detect (SPD) device is a small EEPROM chip, mounted on a DDR2 memory
module. It contains important information about the module's speed, size, addressing mode
and various other parameters, so that the motherboard memory controller (chipset) can better
access the memory device.
Select [Auto] for SPD enable mode.
Select [Limit], the DRAM speed will not exceed the specified value listed in the "Memory
Speed Adjust" item. If SPD value is faster than "Memory Speed Adjust" value, it will run at the
specified "Memory Speed Adjust" speed. Otherwise, SPD value is selected.
Select [Manual], then DRAM speed is manually selected according to the set value of "Memory Speed Adjust".
► Memory Speed Adjust
This item will appear only when the "Memory Speed Mode" is set to [Limit] or [Manual].
The available settings are : [400MHz], [533MHz], [667MHz], [800MHz], [1066MHz].
[1066MHz] will appear only in AM2+ CPU.
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Integrated Peripherals
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Integrated Peripherals
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Press <Enter> to go to relative submenu.
► OnBoard LAN
This item is used to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller.
► OnBoard LAN Boot ROM
This item is used to enable or disable the onboard LAN boot optional ROM. A LAN boot ROM
lets you set up a diskless workstation on the network. By installing a boot ROM in the network
board, you can enable a client PC system on the network to be booted remotely.
► HD Audio Controller
This item is used to enable or disable the HD Audio Controller.
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IDE Configuration
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IDE Configuration
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► OnBoard PCI IDE Controller
[Disabled]: Disable the integrated IDE controller.
[Enable]: Enable the integrated IDE controller.
► OnChip SATA Channel
[Disabled] : Disable SATA controller.
[Enabled] : Enable SATA controller.
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OnChip SATA Type
This item is used to set the operating mode of your SATA ports.
Options : [Native IDE]; [RAID]; [AHCI]; [Legacy IDE].
[Native IDE] - This configures the SATA ports to support native IDE mode.
[RAID] - When you enable RAID, it means all your SATA drives must also support AHCI.
[AHCI] - The Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) specification describes the register
level interface for a Host Controller for Serial ATA. The specification includes a description of
the hardware/software interface between system software and the host controller hardware.
AHCI provides more advanced features including SATA features, but some SATA drives may
not support AHCI, unless they are labeled with AHCI support in its specification.
If your motherboard supporting AHCI, and you have a SATA device, which also supports AHCI,
then you can select IDE option to have fair performance (only PATA, SATA level), or you can
select AHCI to get its best performance.
[Legacy IDE] - This configures the SATA ports to support legacy IDE mode which is running
for old Windows system .
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USB Configuration
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USB Configuration
↑↓←→:Move Enter:Select
+/-/:Value F10:Save
F9:Optimized Defaults
ESC:Exit
F1:General Help
► Legacy USB Support
This item is used to enable the support for USB devices on legacy OS. If you have a USB
keyboard or mouse, set to auto or enabled.
► USB 2.0 Controller Mode
This item is used to set the transmission rate mode of USB 2.0. The available settings are :
[High Speed] in 480Mb/s; [Full Speed] in 12Mb/s.
► BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
Windows XP supports a number of features in the Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI)
specification, but there are a few features that are not implemented. Microsoft said preliminary
support for EHCI BIOS handoff will be available in Windows XP SP2.
This item allows you to enable support for OS without EHCI hand-off feature.
This is a workaround for OS without EHCI hand-Off support .
The EHCI ownership change should claim by EHCI driver.
If USB devices are connected to the computer, the following item will appear :
► USB Storage Configuration
After pressing <Enter>, you can set the reset delay for the USB storage device. There
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emulation types of this USB device, such as floppy, hard disk and CDROM can
be selected.
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Module Version - 2.24.3-13.4 Enables support for
legacy USB.
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► USB Storage Configuration
[Press Enter]
SuperIO Configuration
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SuperIO Configuration
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OnBoard Floppy Controller
[Enabled]
Allows BIOS to Enable
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F1:General Help
► OnBoard Floppy Controller
This item is used to enable/disable Floppy Controller.
► Serial Port 1 Address
This item is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for the onboard serial
port .
► IR Address
This item is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for the IR port.
► IR Mode
This item is used to set the IR mode. The available settings are :
[IrDA] : An IrDA device for maximum 115200 bit/s.
[ASK IR] : A faster IrDA for 1152000 bit/s.
► IR Duplex Mode
This item enables you to determine the infrared function of the onboard infrared chip.
► Parallel Port Address
This item is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for the onboard parallel
port .
► Parallel Port Mode
This item is used to set parallel port mode.
► Parallel Port IRQ
This item is used to assign interrupt request (IRQ) for the onboard parallel port .
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Trusted Computing
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Trusted Computing
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Trusted Computing Help Item
TCG/TPM Support [No] Enable / Disable TPM�
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TCG (TPM 1.1/1.2) support in BIOS
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► TCG/TPM Support
Trusted Computing Group (TCG) members develop and promote open, vendor-neutral,
industry standard specifications for trusted computing building blocks and software interfaces
across multiple platforms
TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a specification promoted by TCG. A Trusted Platform Module offers facilities for secure generation of cryptographic keys.
The TPM Work Group is chartered to create the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) specification. The definition of the TPM architecture comes from the TC and the TPM Work Group
defines the implementation of that architecture. Work group members should have a working
knowledge of security in relation to the design and usage of cryptographic modules. Members
should also have a working knowledge of cryptographic techniques including public-key cryptography, cryptographic algorithms and protocols.
This item is used to enable/disable the function of TCG/TPM support.
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Power Management Setup
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Power Management Setup
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[Disabled]
State used for
Resume by PCI Card
[Disabled]
System Suspend.
Resume by PCIE Card
[Disabled]
Resume by USB Devices
[Disabled]
Resume by PS2 Keyboard
[Disabled]
Resume by PS2 Mouse
[Disabled]
Resume by RTC
[Enabled]�
RTC Alarm Date (Days)
[15]
RTC Alarm Time (HH:MM:SS) [12:30:30]
↑↓←→:Move Enter:Select
+/-/:Value F10:Save
F9:Optimized Defaults
ESC:Exit
F1:General Help
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) is an open industry standard interfaces
enabling OS-directed configuration, power management, and thermal management of mobile,
desktop, and server platforms. It defines five sleeping states, they are :
S1 - The S1 sleeping state is a low wake latency sleeping state. In this state, no system
context is lost (CPU or chip set) and hardware maintains all system context. (also called
Power On Suspend)
S2 - The S2 sleeping state is a low wake latency sleeping state. This state is similar to
the S1 sleeping state except that the CPU and system cache context is lost (the OS
is responsible for maintaining the caches and CPU context). Control starts from the
processor’s reset vector after the wake event.
S3 - The S3 sleeping state is a low wake latency sleeping state where all system context is lost
except system memory. CPU, cache, and chip set context are lost in this state. Hardware
maintains memory context and restores some CPU and L2 configuration context. Control
starts from the processor’s reset vector after the wake event. (also called Suspend to
RAM)
S4 - The S4 sleeping state is the lowest power, longest wake latency sleeping state supported
by ACPI. In order to reduce power to a minimum, it is assumed that the hardware platform
has powered off all devices. Platform context is maintained. (also called Suspend to
Disk)
S5 - The S5 state is similar to the S4 state except that the OS does not save any context. The
system is in the “soft” off state and requires a complete boot when it wakes. Software
uses a different state value to distinguish between the S5 state and the S4 state to allow
for initial boot operations within the BIOS to distinguish whether or not the boot is going to
wake from a saved memory image.
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► ACPI Suspend Type
This item is used to set the energy saving mode of the ACPI function. When you select “S1
(POS)” mode, the power is always on and computer can be resumed at any time. When
you select “S3 (STR)” mode, the power will be down after a period of time. The status of the
computer before it entering STR will be saved in memory, and the computer can quickly return
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to previous state when the STR function wakes.
► PWRON after PWR-Fail
This item is used to set which state the PC will take with when it resumes after an AC power
loss.
► HPET Support
HPET stands for High Precision Even Timer. If you have the HPET disabled, then windows
does not have access to it and therefore falls back to less accurate timing methods. This item
is used to enable or disable the HPET Support.
► Resume by LAN
This item is used to enable/disable the LAN to generate a wake up.
► Resume by PCI Card
This item is used to enable/disable the PCI card to generate a wake up.
► Resume by PCIE Card
This item is used to enable/disable the PCIE card to generate a wake up.
► Resume by USB Devices
This item is used to enable/disable the USB keyboard and mouse ����������������������
to generate a wake up.
► Resume by PS2 Keyboard
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generate a wake up.
► Resume by PS2 Mouse
This item is used to enable/disable the PS2 mouse to generate a wake up.
► Resume by RTC
This item is used to enable/disable RTC alarm event to generate a wake up.
RTC is system real time clock.
► RTC Alarm Date(Days)
When Resume by RTC is enabled, select a specific date to generate a wake up.
► RTC Alarm Time (HH : MM : SS)
When Resume by RTC is enabled, select a specific time to generate a wake up.
PC Health Status
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PC Health Status
[Disabled]
Warning
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Temperature
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Options
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System Temperature
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CPU Fan Speed�����������
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System Fan Speed
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DRAM Voltage
:1.888 V
60 oC/140 oF
CPU Core
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:3.312 V
70 oC/158 oF
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:11.776 V
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CPU Smart Fan Function
[Disabled]
80 oC/176 oF
System Smart Fan Function
[Disabled]
85 oC/185 oF
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► Warning Temperature
This option is used to set the warning temperature for the system. When the temperature of
CPU is higher than the set value, the motherboard will send out warning information.
► Shut Down Temperature
This item is used to set the system temperature upper limit. When the temperature exceeds
the set value, the system will shut down automatically.
This function works only when your operating system is supporting ACPI.
► Case Open Warning
This item is used to enable or disable case open warning function.
► CPU/System Temperature
The CPU/System temperature are automatically detected and displayed by the system.
► CPU Fan/System Fan Speed
The CPU fan/System fan speed are automatically detected and displayed by the system.
► DRAM Voltage/CPU Core/+ 3.3V/+12.0V
The current voltages are automatically detected and displayed by the system.
► CPU Smart Fan Function / System Smart Fan Function
This option is used to enable or disable smart fan function.
► Off
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PWM Temperature
It allows you set a temperature value from which smart fan stops its operation.
► Start
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PWM Temperature
It allows you set a temperature value from which smart fan starts its operation.
► Start
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PWM Value
It allows you to set an initial PWM value to drive the fan when the temperature reaches Start
value and smart fan begins its operation. The higher PWM value can achieve the faster fan
speed.
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PWM Value
The slope controls the PWM value being stepped up or down versus temperature changes.
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BIOS Security Features
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BIOS Security Features
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Supervisor Password : Installed Install or change the
User Password
: Installed password.
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Change Supervisor Password [Press Enter]
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User Access Level [Full Access]
Change User Password [Press Enter]
Clear User Password [Press Enter]
Password Check [Setup]
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F9:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
► Change Supervisor Password
This item is used to install or change supervisor password.
Enter New Password :
After you input Supervisor password, it then will ask you to
input user password optionally.
If you have installed the supervisor password, the following items will appear:
► User Access Level
This item is used to set user access level.
The available settings are:
[No Access]: Prevent user access to the setup utility.
[View Only]: Allow access to the setup utility but the fields can not be changed.
[Limited]: Allow only limited fields to be changed, such as date and time.
[Full Access]: Allow any field to be changed except the supervisor password.
► Change User Password
This item is used to install or change user password.
► Clear User Password
This item will be displayed only when a User Password was set before. It is used to clear the
user password.
► Password Check
When it is set to [Setup], a password is required to enter the BIOS setup; select [Always], a
password is required not only to enter BIOS setup, but also on each boot of your PC.
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Load Optimal Defaults
Optimal defaults are the best settings of this motherboard. Always load
the Optimal defaults after updating the BIOS or after clearing the CMOS
Load Optimal Defaults?
values.
Select this option and press Enter, it will pop out a dialogue box to let
[OK]
[Cancel]
you load the defaults. Select <OK> and then press <Enter> to load the
defaults. Select <Cancel> and press <Enter>, it will not load.
By this default, BIOS have set the optimal performance parameters of system to improve the
performances of system components. But if the optimal performance parameters to be set cannot
be supported by your hardware devices (for example, too many expansion cards were installed),
the system might fail to work.
Save & Exit Setup
When you select this option and press <Enter>, a message
will be displayed in the center of the screen:
Select [OK] to save your changes to CMOS and exit the
program, select [Cancel] or <ESC> to return to the main
Save configuration changes and exit setup?
[OK]
[Cancel]
menu.
Exit Without Saving
If you select this option and press <Enter>, the following message
will be displayed in the center of the screen:
Select [OK] to exit CMOS without saving your modifications,
select [Cancel] or <ESC> to return to the main menu.
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Discard changes and exit setup?
[OK]
[Cancel]
The utility CD that came with the motherboard contains useful software
and several utility drivers that enhance the motherboard features.
This chapter includes the following information:
■
Utility CD content
■
Install driver and utility
■
FOX ONE
■
FOX LiveUpdate
■
FOX LOGO
■
FOX DMI
Note : Because each module is independent, so the section number
will be reorganized and unique to each module, please understand.
Utility CD content
This motherboard comes with one Utility CD. You can simply put it into your CD/DVD-ROM drive,
and the main menu will be displayed on your PC screen to guide you how to install.
1. Install Driver
Use these options to install all the drivers for your system. You should install the drivers in order,
and you need to restart your computer after all the drivers have been installed.
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A. AMD Chipset Driver
B. Realtek HDA Audio Driver
C. Realtek LAN Driver
D. AMD RAID Driver(It appears when the “OnChip SATA Type” setting in BIOS is set to [RAID])
2. Software Utilities
Use these options to install additional software programs. FOX ONE is a very powerful user
interface program which allows you to change your system setting without going to BIOS. Some
auto features help user to improve (or overclock) your system without being a computer literate.
A. FOX ONE
B. FOX LiveUpdate
C. FOX
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LOGO
D. FOX DMI
E. Microsoft DirectX 9.0
F. Adobe Acrobat Reader
G. Norton Internet Security
H. Create RAID Driver Floppy
I. AMD RAID Utility
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Install driver and utility
1. Install Driver
You must click "AMD Chipset Driver" to install it first. After that, you can click ”One Click Setup” to
install all the other drivers left, or you can click on each individual driver to install it manually.
Manual
Installation Step
by Step
Exit the program
Click to visit
Foxconn's
website
Select to
Browse CD Drop to System Tray
Select to Install Drivers
Install Utilities
2. Install Utility
You can select the specific utility to install.
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Automatic
Installation by
One Click.
FOX ONE
FOX ONE is a powerful utility for easily modifying system settings. It also allows users
to monitor various temperature values, voltage values, frequencies and fan speeds at
any time.
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Depending on hardware support, voltage monitoring and Fox Intelligent Stepping
features are optional and only supported in some models. If the option is selectable,
it also means the feature is supported.
■
Voltage Monitoring is supported only in FOX ONE Premium & Deluxe products.
■
Fox Intelligent Stepping is supported only in FOX ONE Deluxe products.
Supporting Operating Systems :
■
Windows 2000
■
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Windows 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit) ■
Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
Using FOX ONE :
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The very first time you run FOX ONE, F.I.S. Calibration function (FOX Intelligent
Stepping) will require you to calibrate the CPU’s loading. Click “OK” to proceed
and start the Utility. F.I.S. is a feature of FOX ONE, which can automatically adjust your
CPU clock based on your current system loading.
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With FOX ONE, you can :
■
Modify system performance settings, such as the CPU and memory bus speeds,
CPU voltages, fan speeds, and other system performance options.
■
Monitor hardware temperatures, voltages, frequencies and fan speeds.
!
Before you running the FOX ONE program, the system parameters (such as CPU
clock, voltage...etc.) are controlled by BIOS settings. After you run FOX ONE, it will
take over, and the controlling right will be transferred to FOX ONE. Later, if you exit
FOX ONE, then BIOS control will be back again.
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1. Main Page
Show CPU
Information
Toolbar
Alert Lamp
Switch Button
Skin Button
Minimum
Configuration
Homepage
Monitor Frequency/Voltage/Fan
speed/Temperature value
Toolbar
Use the toolbar to navigate to other pages.
Alert Lamp
When the system is in healthy state, the color of alert lamp is green. When the system
is in abnormal state, the alert lamp color is red.
Switch Button
Click this button, it will simplify the whole FOX ONE control panel to a smaller
information bar (i.e. Simple Mode) as depicted below, you can drag this bar to any
place on your screen to help you monitoring system status.
Exit FOX ONE
Click here to go back to
FOX ONE full screen
Click here will drop the FOX ONE to Windows system tray
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Exit
Skin Button
There are more choices of FOX ONE screen panels. Click this button, you can select
your favorite skin (FOX ONE Panel).
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Click the new skin
picture to select
the new skin
Apply the changes
Cancel the changes
Exit
Click this button to exit the program.
Minimum
Click this button to drop the FOX ONE to Windows system tray located at the lower
right corner of your screen.
Homepage
Click this button to visit Foxconn motherboard website :
http://www.foxconnchannel.com
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Configuration
This menu allows you to configure :
1). Monitor interval (ms) :
This is to define the interval of different messages of system settings which
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are to
be displayed on Simple Mode screen. Minimum value is 1 second.
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2). Simple Mode :
To select which message of system settings are to be displayed in the Simple
Mode. Messages such as CPU frequency, voltage...etc., they can be displayed one
by one in Simple Mode.
3). F.I.S. Calibration (FOX Intelligent Stepping, Optional)
This function will re-calibrate the CPU's loading, and it may take several minutes
to proceed. The FOX ONE calibration process will apply different loadings to
your CPU, record PWM IC voltage together with the CPU clock running at these
loadings, so it can define and estimate within a particular range of system loading,
what the CPU clock should be.
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Step 1 : Click Calibration icon, a message pops out to ask for continue. Select Yes.
Step 2 : After data is collected, it will ask you to restart your computer now.
Later on, when the FOX ONE program is activated, and F.I.S. feature (in CPU
Page) is also enabled, FOX ONE will automatically adjust your CPU clock
according to your system loadings. (Loadings are like Power Gaming, Data
Mining...etc.)
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2. CPU Page - CPU Control
This page lets you select (or overclock) CPU clock to meet the current performance
level of the system. The fastest and suitable CPU clock running for current system can
be calculated by FOX ONE automatically or manually input by yourselves.
Go to CPU page
Adjust by manual
Press Auto button to let FOX
ONE check the highest CPU
clock you can use.
Reset the
changes
FIS Features :
Apply the
Select the different changes
benchmarks
A message informs you to
push RESET button later if
the system hangs finally.
Click Yes to continue.
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Manual :
You can press the up/down button to adjust your CPU clock.
Auto :
Click this button to let FOX ONE check the highest CPU clock you can use. System
will raise the CPU clock step by step until it hangs, you can then push the RESET
button on your PC panel to restart the system. When system restarts, run FOX ONE
again, it will display a recommended highest CPU clock for you, click <Yes> to apply it.
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You can see the system is
raising CPU clock until the
system hangs.
Push RESET button on the
front panel of your system to
restart the computer.
Run FOX ONE program
again, it will inform you
the previous test found
that 255MHz is the
recommended CPU clock for
your system.
Click Yes to apply it to your
system.
Now, your system is running
at a CPU clock of 255MHz.
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FOX Intelligent Stepping (F.I.S., Optional)
Select FOX Intelligent Stepping will allow your system to automatically adjust your
CPU clock rate based on different system loadings. For example, if you select Power
Gaming, CPU clock will be driven to run at its maximum speed. While in Energy
Saving, CPU will lower down its speed to a minimum. The four benchmarks - Power
Gaming, Data Mining, Office and Energy Saving, the references of their system
loading were calculated and defined in the FIS Calibration option of Configuration
menu. Select Auto, CPU will automatically adjust its clock according to current system
loading.
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3. Frequency Page - Frequency Control
This page lets you set memory and PCI Express frequencies by manual.
Go to Freq. page
Close this page
Select the option
you want to set
Adjust by manual
Reset the changes
Apply the changes
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4. Limit Setting
4.1 Limit Setting - CPU Temperature
This page lets you to set CPU high limit temperature and enable the alert function.
Go to Limit
Setting page
Show current CPU
temperature value
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Enable alert function
when the CPU
temperature is higher
than high limit value
Show current high
limit value of the CPU
temperature
Set high limit by
dragging the lever
4.2 Limit Setting - System Temperature
This page lets you to set system high limit temperature and enable the alert function.
Show current system
temperature value
Enable alert function
when the system
temperature is higher
than high limit value
Show current high
limit value of system
temperature
Set high limit by
dragging the lever
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4.3 Limit Setting - CPU Fan
This page lets you to set CPU fan low limit rpm and enable the alert function.
Show current CPU
fan rpm value
Enable alert function
when the CPU fan runs
slower than the low
limit rpm value
Set low limit rpm by
dragging the lever
4.4 Limit Setting - System Fan
This page lets you to set system fan low limit rpm and enable the alert function.
Show current system
fan rpm value
Enable alert function
when the system fan
runs slower than low
limit rpm value
Show current low limit
rpm value of system
fan
Set low limit rpm by
dragging the lever
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Show current low limit
rpm value of CPU fan
4.5 Limit Setting - FAN1 Fan
This page lets you to set FAN1 fan low limit rpm and enable the alert function.
Show current FAN1
fan rpm value
Enable alert function
when the FAN1 fan
runs slower than low
limit rpm value
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Show current low limit
rpm value of FAN1 fan
Set low limit rpm by
dragging the lever
5. Voltage Page - Voltage Control (Optional)
This page lets you set CPU voltage, memory voltage and North Bridge voltage
manually. CPU voltage can be stepped up/down by a unit of 12.5mV, while memory is
0.05V/step, and North Bridge is 0.04V/step.
Go to Voltage page
Select the option
you want to set
Adjust by manual
Reset the changes
Apply the changes
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6. Fan Page - Fan Control
This page lets you enable Smart Fan function or set the fan speed by manual.
When Smart Fan is selected, you must use a 4-pin CPU cooler in your system.
Go to Fan page
Enable or disable
smart fan function
Apply the changes
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Set fan speed by
dragging the lever
FOX LiveUpdate
FOX LiveUpdate is a useful utility to backup and update your system BIOS, drivers and utilities by
local or online.
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Supporting Operating Systems :
■
Windows 2000
■
Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
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Windows 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
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Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
Using FOX LiveUpdate :
1. Local Update
1-1 Local Update - BIOS Information
This page lets you know your system BIOS information.
Minimum
Link to website
Exit
Show current
BIOS information
Toolbar
*** : please refer to the physical motherboard for detail.
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1-2 Local Update - Backup
This page can backup your system BIOS. You can click “Backup”, and key in a file name, then
click “Save” to finish the backup operation. The extension of this backup file is ".BIN" for Award
BIOS and ".ROM" for AMI BIOS. Default directory is "C:\Desktop\My Documents" in Windows XP
and "Documents" in Vista. Make sure you can remember the file name together with the directory
which it is stored, prevented that you may need them to recover your BIOS later.
Key in a BIOS name
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Click here
1-3 Local Update - Update
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This page helps you to update your BIOS from a local file. After click “Update”, An alert message
will be displayed to ensure if you really want to continue, click “Yes” to confirm. A setup wizard
will guide you to load a local BIOS file to finish the operation. You must remember from which
directory to load your new BIOS file (with an extension of ".BIN" for Award BIOS, ".ROM" for AMI
BIOS) before the setup wizard starts.
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FOX LiveUpdate can automatically backup old BIOS before update. This feature can be
enabled in the "Configure-System" setup. Please refer to "Configure-System" section
for more detail. The default backup directory is C:\LiveUpdate_Temp, but the backup
file name will be automatically generated. It is hard to find it out from a backup directory,
and we recommend you using Explorer to check date/time message of this backup file
to find it out and write its name down to remember it.
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2. Online Update
2-1 Online Update - Update BIOS
This page lets you update your system BIOS from Internet. Click “start”, it will search the new
BIOS from Internet. Then follow the wizard to finish the update operation.
Click here
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Current information
Search new BIOS
from Internet
Select BIOS to update
Browse detailed
information
Update BIOS
Close the window
2-2 Online Update - Update Driver
This page lets you update your system drivers from Internet. Click “start”, it will search the new
drivers from Internet. Then follow the wizard to finish the update operation.
Click here
Current information
Search new drivers
from Internet
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Select the driver to update
Browse detailed
information
Install the selected
driver
Close the window
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2-3 Online Update - Update Utility
This page lets you update utilities from Internet. Click “start”, it will search the new utilities from
Internet. Then follow the wizard to finish the update operation.
Click here
Current information
Search new utilities
from Internet
Select the utility to update
Browse detailed
information
Install the selected
utility
Close the window
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2-4 Online Update - Update All
This page lets you update your system drivers from Internet. Click “start”, it will search all new
BIOS/drivers/utilities from Internet. Then follow the wizard to finish the update operation.
Click here
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Current information
Search all new BIOS/
drivers/utilities from
Internet
Browse detailed
BIOS information
Browse detailed
driver information
Browse detailed
utility information
Close the window
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3. Configure
3-1 Configure - option
This page lets you set auto search options. After you enable the auto search function, FOX
LiveUpdate will start its searching from Internet and if any qualified item found, it will pop out a
message on the task bar to inform you to do the next step.
Click here
Set auto
search options
Select search
which kind of
versions
Apply the changes
Reset to default value
Double click on the icon as show below, you can see the detailed information.
Double click here
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4
Set auto search
the latest
FOX LiveUpdate
When you enable "Auto Search FOX LiveUpdate", if your FOX LiveUpdate version is older, it will
auto search from internet and prompt you to install the new version.
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Prompt you to
install the new
FOX LiveUpdate
3-2 Configure - System
This page lets you set the backup BIOS location and change different skin of the FOX LiveUpdate
utility.
Click here
Set the location of
download files or
auto backup BIOS
Select different skin
of the software
Reset to default value
Determine if the FOX LiveUpdate can
auto run when the system starts up
Apply the changes
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3-3 Configure - Advance
This page lets you select to flash BIOS / Boot Block and clear CMOS. If you choose Flash Boot
Block, it means BIOS is not protective, and you must make sure the flash process is continuous
and without any interruption.
Click here
Select which BIOS ROM
to flash(Only available to
motherboard with backup
BIOS ROM )
Select to flash Boot Block
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Apply the changes
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Reset to default value
We recommend that you had better keep the default setting unchanged to avoid any
damage.
4. About & Help
This page shows some information about FOX LiveUpdate.
Click here
Show information about
FOX LiveUpdate
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Select to clear CMOS
FOX LOGO
FOX LOGO is a simple and useful utility to backup, change and delete the boot time
Logo. The boot Logo is the image that appears on screen during POST (Power-On
Self-Test).
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You can prepare a JPG image (1024x768) file, then use FOX LOGO to open it and
change the boot time Logo. Boot time Logo will be displayed if you enable the BIOS
"Quiet Boot" setting in "Advanced BIOS Features" menu.
Supporting Operating Systems :
■
Windows 2000
■
Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
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Windows 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
■
Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
Using FOX LOGO:
Main Page
Main screen
Exit
Backup
Minimize
Change
Website
About
Delete
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When you change Logo or delete current Logo, the system will flash BIOS file automatically. During this time, please DO NOT shut down the application and the system,
or the motherboard will be damaged seriously.
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FOX DMI
FOX DMI is a full Desktop Management Interface viewer, and it provides three DMI data
formats : Report, Data Fields and Memory Dump.
With DMI information, system maker can easily analyze and troubleshoot your motherboard if there is any problem occurred.
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Supporting Operating Systems :
■
Windows 2000
■
Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
■
Windows 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
■
Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
Using FOX DMI:
Please operate this utility as the comments shows.
Click here to select
the type you want
to view.
Click here to select
the DMI Data format
you need
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This chapter will cover two topics :
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Creating a Non-Bootable Array - Existing Windows XP
(or Vista) system with new RAID built as data storage.
It includes the following information :
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RAID Configuration Introduction
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FastBuild Driver
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Create a RAID Driver Diskette
RAID Enable in BIOS
Select a RAID Array for use
Install a New Windows XP
Setting up a Non-Bootable RAID Array
The RAID BIOS Setup pictures shown in this chapter are for reference only, please refer to the practical screen.
Creating a Bootable Array - Installing a new Windows XP (or Vista) in
a brand new RAID system.
1. Follow 5-1 to create a RAID driver diskette.
2. Follow 5-2 to set RAID enabled in BIOS.
3. Follow 5-3 to select a RAID array for use.
4. Follow 5-4 to Install a new Windows Operating System.
Creating a Non-Bootable Array - Existing Windows XP (or Vista)
system with new RAID built as data storage.
Follow 5-5 to go through the processes to build a new RAID array in your existing
Windows XP system, it includes :
1. Set RAID enabled in BIOS.
2. Follow 5-3 to select a RAID array for use.
3. Run setup program to install AMD RAID driver into your current Windows XP
system.
4. Use Administrative Tools in Control Panel to format new RAID array.
What kinds of hardware and software you need here :
1. A CD/DVD-ROM drive.
2. Several SATA hard disks.
3. A motherboard driver CD.
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5
What kinds of hardware and software you need here :
1. A floppy drive.
2. A CD/DVD-ROM drive.
3. Several SATA hard disks.
4. A RAID driver diskette.
5. A motherboard driver CD. (To create RAID driver diskette if it is not bundled.)
6. Windows XP or Vista Install CD.
RAID Configuration Introduction
RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a method for computer data storage
schemes that divide and/or replicate data among multiple hard drives. RAID can be
designed to provide increased data reliability (fault tolerance) or increased I/O (input/
output) performance, or both. The following RAID configurations are provided for
users.
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There are three major key concepts in RAID:
1. Mirroring : The copying of data to more than one disk;
2. Striping : The splitting of data across more than one disk;
3. Error correction : Where redundant data is stored to allow problems to be detected
and possibly fixed (known as fault tolerance).
Different RAID levels use one or more of these techniques, depending on the system
requirements. The main aims of using RAID are to improve reliability, important for
protecting information that is critical to a business, for example a database of customer
orders; or where speed is important, for example a system that delivers video on
demand TV programs to many viewers.
The configuration affects reliability and performance in different ways. The problem
with using more disks is that it is more likely that one will go wrong, but by using
error checking the total system can be made more reliable by being able to survive
and repair the failure. Basic mirroring can speed up reading data as a system can
read different data from both the disks, but it may be slow for writing if it insists that
both disks must confirm that the data is correctly written. Striping is often used for
performance, where it allows sequences of data to be read off multiple disks at the
same time. Error checking typically will slow the system down as data needs to be
read from several places and compared. The design of RAID systems is therefore a
compromise and understanding the requirements of a system is important. Modern
disk arrays typically provide the facility to select the appropriate RAID configuration.
RAID is often used in high availability systems, where it is important that the system
keeps running as much of the time as possible.
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RAID 0 (Striped)
RAID 0 reads and writes sectors of data interleaved among multiple drives. If any disk
member fails, it affects the entire array. The disk array data capacity is equal to the
number of drive members times the capacity of the smallest member. RAID 0 does
not support fault tolerance.
RAID 1 (Mirror)
RAID 1 writes duplicate data onto a pair of drives and reads both sets of data in
parallel. If one of the mirrored drives suffers a mechanical failure or does not respond,
the remaining drive will continue to function. Due to redundancy, the drive capacity of
the array is the capacity of the smallest drive.
RAID 10 (Striped Mirror)
RAID 10 is a combination of striping and mirroring. This configuration provides optimal
speed and reliability, but you need four SATA hard disks.
Span (JBOD)
JBOD stands for “Just a Bunch of Disks”. Each drive is accessed as if it were on a
standard SCSI host bus adapter. This is useful when a single drive configuration is
needed, but it offers no speed improvement or fault tolerance. A spanned volume is a
formatted partition which data is stored on more than one hard disk, yet appears as
one volume. Unlike RAID, spanned volumes have no fault-tolerance, so if any disk
fails, the data on the whole volume could be lost. Additionally, the system or boot
partitions cannot be included in a spanned volume. FAT16/32 and NTFS file systems
may be used, and the volume can span up to 32 hard disks.
Comparison Table :
Solution
Hard Disks No.
Capacity
Performance
Reliability
Application
RAID0
>=2
All
Highest
Dangerous
Look for speed
RAID1
2
50%
Read faster
Excellent
100% Data backup
RAID10
>=4
(Even number)
Smallest
*2
High
Excellent
Unlimited budget
Span
>=1
All
none
Dangerous
Big disk space
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RAID Ready
A "RAID Ready" system is a specific system configuration that, with the addition of
a second Serial ATA hard drive, can be seamlessly migrated to a configuration that
provides either improved storage performance or data protection from a single hard
drive failure.
FastBuild Driver
The FastBuild driver supports RAID 0 ,RAID 1 and RAID10 functions. It allows you
to get high performance with fault tolerance, big capacity, or data safety provided by
different RAID functions.
Here, we will use four SATA hard disks as an example to guide you through how
to configure your RAID system. Assume four hard disks are connected to the
motherboard :
SATA port 1 - HDS728090PLA380, 82.34GB
SATA port 2 - WDC WD1200JD-98HBB0, 120.03GB
SATA port 3 - Hitachi HDT725025VLA3, 250.05GB
SATA port 4 - ST3320620AS, 320.07GB
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To achieve the best performance and reliability, we highly recommend you
using the hard disks with the same brand, size and model number. Though
we are using four different hard disks as an example to describe RAID
function in this chapter, it is only helpful in explaining what the final disk
volume of the RAID array will be. In the real world, using the same model to
build a disk array is strongly recommended.
The relationships between port numbers in the FastBuild BIOS and SATA ports on the
motherboard are shown below. They are :
Channel 1 is the SATA port 1 of the motherboard.
Channel 2 is the SATA port 2.
Channel 3 is the SATA port 3.
Channel 4 is the SATA port 4.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ View Drives Assignment ]
Channel :ID Drive Model
Compatibilities Capacity(GB)
Assignment
1 :MasHDS728090PLA380
SATA 3G
82.34
Extent 1
82.28 Free
2 :MasWDC WD1200JD-98HBB0 SATA 1.5G
120.03
Extent 1
119.96 Free
3 :MasHitachi HDT725025VLA3 SATA 3G
250.05
Extent 1
249.99 Free
4 :MasST3320620AS
SATA 1.5G
320.07
Extent 1
320.00 Free
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Crtl+H] Secure Erase
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[PgUp/Dn] Page Change
Two topics will be covered in the following sections :
1). Creating a Bootable Array - Installing a new Windows XP in a brand new RAID
system.
2). Creating a Non-Bootable Array - Existing Windows XP system with new RAID
built as data storage.
Install SATA Hard Disks before we continue :
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Shut down your computer.
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Install SATA hard disks into the drive bays, connect all power and SATA cables.
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Before installing the SATA hard disks, make sure to turn off the computer
and unplug the power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the
hardware.
Depending on how many SATA ports are built on your motherboard. If your
system is accompanied with a SATA DVD drive, then you may not select
Striped Mirror (RAID0+1) function if only four SATA ports are provided.
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5-1 Create a RAID Driver Diskette
If you want to install a brand new Windows XP on a RAID system, you need to create a
RAID driver floppy diskette which will be used during Windows XP installation later.
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1. Find a PC, put a diskette into its floppy
drive A:, this diskette will be formatted
later. Put the driver CD into CD/DVDROM drive, when the screen appears,
click on "Utility" icon, then click on
"Create RAID Driver Floppy" icon.
2. A message pops out telling you where to
find the routine in driver CD to create the
driver diskette.
3. Depending on which platform your system
is, normally, it is a 32-bit XP system. Use
Windows explorer, and go to CD:\Driver\
AMD\RAID\Floppy\WinXP\, click on
RaidTool icon to start the creation.
4. Click "GO" to start.
5. Select the desired destination FDD drive.
It can be the default drive A: or any USB
FDD. Click "OK" to continue.
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6. Insert a diskette, click "OK" to continue.
7. You can input a volume label for this diskette,
click on "Start" to format.
9. Format finished. Click "OK" to continue copying of
RAID driver into this diskette.
10. Check if the diskette contains the driver files.
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8. Click on "OK" to go through this warning
message.
5-2 RAID Enable in BIOS
1. Enter the BIOS setup by pressing <DEL> key when boot up.
2. Select the “Integrated Peripherals” from the “Main menu”, then select the “IDE
Configuration” menu and press <Enter> to go to the configuration items.
3. Enable RAID function and individual SATA port for hard drive or DVD connection.
4. Press <F10> to save the setting then PC will reboot itself.
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IDE Configuration
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Help Item
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[RAID] Enable: Enable the
IDE controller.
↑↓←→:Move Enter:Select
+/-/:Value F10:Save
ESC:Exit
F9:Optimized Defaults
F1:General Help
5-3 Select a RAID Array for Use
When BIOS is restarted, it will display a message asking you to press [Ctrl-F] key to
enter the main menu of FastBuild BIOS. Press [Ctrl-F], the Main Menu appears.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Main Menu ]
View Drive Assignment . . . . . . . [ 1 ]
Define LD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [ 2 ]
Delete LD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [ 3 ]
Controller Configuration . . . . . . [ 4 ]
[ Keys Available ]
Press 1..4 to Select Option
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[ESC] Exit
Create RAID 0 (Striped)
Here, we will show you how to create two RAID 0 Logical Drives (LD) by using two
hard disks.
1. Select [2] from the main menu, "Define LD Menu" appears.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
LD 2
LD 3
LD 4
LD 5
LD 6
LD 7
LD 8
LD 9
LD10
RAID
−−−−0
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Total Drv
2
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Capacity(GB)
163.99
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
Status
Functional
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
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[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
2. Press [Enter], the screen appears as below.
3. Use [↓] key to select the hard disks, press [Space] key to change its assignment
status to "Y".
4. Press [Ctrl-Y] to save the setting
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
RAID 0
Total Drv
Stripe Block:
64 KB
Gigabyte Boundary: ON
0
Fast Init:
ON
Cache Mode: WriteThru
[ Drives Assignment ]
Channel :ID Drive Model
Compatibilities Capacity(GB)
Assignment
1 :MasHDS728090PLA380
SATA 3G
82.34 Y
2 :MasWDC WD1200JD-98HBB0 SATA 1.5G
120.03 Y
3 :MasHitachi HDT725025VLA3 SATA 3G
250.05 N
4 :MasST3320620AS
SATA 1.5G
320.07 N
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down [ESC] Exit [Space] Change [Crtl-Y] SAVE [PgUp/Dn] Page Change
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5. A message prompts.
Press [Ctrl-Y] to erase the RAID array.
Fast Initialization Option has been selected
It will erase the MBR data of the disks,
<Press Ctrl-Y Key if you are sure to erase it>
<Pres any other key to ignore this option>
6. Another screen prompts.
Press [Ctrl-Y]. Input 80GB to select the first
logical drive (LD1) and press [Enter].
Press Ctrl-Y to Modify Array Capacity or press any
other key to use maximum capacity...
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
RAID
RAID
0 0
Total Drv
Stripe Block:
64 KB
Gigabyte Boundary: OFF
2
Capacity(GB)
164.56
Fast Init:
ON
Cache Mode: WriteThru
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[ Drives Assignment ]
Channel :ID Drive Model
Compatibilities Capacity(GB)
Assignment
1 :MasHDS728090PLA380
SATA 3G
82.34 Y
2 :MasWDC WD1200JD-98HBB0 SATA 1.5G
120.03 Y
Enter HDT725025VLA3
array capacity (in GB)
here:3G
3 :MasHitachi
SATA
250.05 N
4 :MasST3320620AS
SATA 1.5G
320.07 N
[ Keys Available ]
[0-9] Input Capacity
[Enter] Save
[Backspace] Delete
[ESC] exit
7. The selection of LD1 array is completed.
As we want to introduce how to create two logical drives by using the same two hard
drives here, so we will press [↓] to select LD2.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
LD 2
LD 3
LD 4
LD 5
LD 6
LD 7
LD 8
LD 9
LD10
RAID 0
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Total Drv
2
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
78
Capacity(GB)
Status
163.99
Functional
79.99
Functional
−−−−−−−−
−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−
8. When LD2 is selected, press [Enter] to continue.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
LD 2
LD 3
LD 4
LD 5
LD 6
LD 7
LD 8
LD 9
LD10
RAID 0
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Total Drv
2
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Capacity(GB)
79.99
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
Status
Functional
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
5
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
9. You can see in the previous example, about 40GB of Channel 1 and 2 hard disks were
allocated. Select the remaining spaces from them for RAID0 again.
Press [Ctrl-Y] to save the setting.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
RAID 0
Total Drv
Stripe Block:
64 KB
Gigabyte Boundary: ON
0
Fast Init:
ON
Cache Mode: WriteThru
[ Drives Assignment ]
Channel :ID Drive Model
Compatibilities Capacity(GB)
Assignment
1 :MasHDS728090PLA380
SATA 3G
42.28 Y
2 :MasWDC WD1200JD-98HBB0 SATA 1.5G
79.96 Y
3 :MasHitachi HDT725025VLA3 SATA 3G
250.05 N
4 :MasST3320620AS
SATA 1.5G
320.07 N
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down [ESC] Exit [Space] Change [Crtl-Y] SAVE [PgUp/Dn] Page Change
79
10. A message prompts.
Press [Ctrl-Y] to erase the RAID array.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
RAID 0
Total Drv
Stripe Block:
64 KB
Gigabyte Boundary: ON
0
Fast Init:
ON
Cache Mode: WriteThru
5
Fast
Initialization Option
has been selected
Channel :ID Drive
Model
Compatibilities
Capacity(GB)
Assignment
It will erase the MBR data
of the3G
disks,
1 :MasHDS728090PLA380
SATA
42.28 Y
<Press
Ctrl-Y Key if you SATA
are sure
to erase it> 79.96 Y
2 :MasWDC
WD1200JD-98HBB0
1.5G
<Pres
any other key to ignore
3 :MasHitachi
HDT725025VLA3
SATA this
3Goption> 250.05 N
4 :MasST3320620AS
SATA 1.5G
320.07 N
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down [ESC] Exit [Space] Change [Crtl-Y] SAVE [PgUp/Dn] Page Change
11. The remaining disk spaces are assigned to LD2. The size is about 42GB*2 = 84GB.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
LD 2
LD 3
LD 4
LD 5
LD 6
LD 7
LD 8
LD 9
LD10
RAID 0
RAID
−−−−0
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Total Drv
2
2
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
80
Capacity(GB)
79.99
83.99
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
Status
Functional
Functional
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Create RAID 1 (Mirrored)
Here, we will show you how to create one Mirrored Logical Drives (LD) by using two
hard disks.
1. Select [2] from the main menu, "Define LD Menu" appears.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
LD 2
LD 3
LD 4
LD 5
LD 6
LD 7
LD 8
LD 9
LD10
RAID
−−−−0
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Total Drv
2
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Capacity(GB)
163.99
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
Status
Functional
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
5
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
2. Press [Enter], the screen appears as below.
3. Use [↓] key to select the hard disks, press [Space] key to change its assignment
status to "Y".
4. Press [Ctrl-Y] to save the setting.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
RAID 1
Total Drv
Stripe Block:
NA
Gigabyte Boundary: ON
2
Fast Init:
ON
Cache Mode: WriteThru
[ Drives Assignment ]
Channel :ID Drive Model
Compatibilities Capacity(GB)
Assignment
1 :MasHDS728090PLA380
SATA 3G
82.34 N
2 :MasWDC WD1200JD-98HBB0 SATA 1.5G
120.03 N
3 :MasHitachi HDT725025VLA3 SATA 3G
250.05 Y
4 :MasST3320620AS
SATA 1.5G
320.07 Y
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down [ESC] Exit [Space] Change [Crtl-Y] SAVE [PgUp/Dn] Page Change
81
5. A message prompts.
Press [Ctrl-Y] to erase the RAID array.
Fast Initialization Option has been selected
It will erase the MBR data of the disks,
<Press Ctrl-Y Key if you are sure to erase it>
<Pres any other key to ignore this option>
6. Another screen prompts.
Press any key to use the maximum capacity.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
RAID 1
Total Drv
Stripe Block:
NA
Gigabyte Boundary: OFF
2
Capacity(GB)
249.99
Fast Init:
ON
Cache Mode: WriteThru
5
[ Drives Assignment ]
Channel :ID Drive Model
Compatibilities Capacity(GB)
Assignment
1 :MasHDS728090PLA380
SATA 3G
82.34 N
2 :MasWDC WD1200JD-98HBB0 SATA 1.5G
120.03 N
3 :MasHitachi HDT725025VLA3 SATA 3G
250.05 Y
4 :MasST3320620AS
SATA 1.5G
320.07 Y
Fast Initial
Press Ctrl-Y to Modify Array Capacity or press any
other key to use maximum capacity...
7. The selection of LD1 array is completed.
The final capacity of 249.99GB (250GB) is the smaller size of the two hard drives.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
LD 2
LD 3
LD 4
LD 5
LD 6
LD 7
LD 8
LD 9
LD10
RAID 0
1
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Total Drv
2
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
82
Capacity(GB)
163.99
249.99
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
Status
Functional
Functional
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Create RAID 10 (Striped Mirror)
Here, we will show you how to create one Striped Mirror Logical Drives (LD) by using
four hard disks.
1. Select [2] from the main menu, "Define LD Menu" appears.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
LD 2
LD 3
LD 4
LD 5
LD 6
LD 7
LD 8
LD 9
LD10
RAID
−−−−0
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Total Drv
2
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Capacity(GB)
163.99
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
Status
Functional
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
5
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
2. Press [Enter], the screen appears as below.
3. Use [↓] key to select the hard disks, press [Space] key to change its assignment
status to "Y".
4. Press [Ctrl-Y] to save the setting.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
Total Drv
LD 1
RAID 10
Stripe Block:
64 KB
Gigabyte Boundary: ON
4
Fast Init:
ON
Cache Mode: WriteThru
[ Drives Assignment ]
Channel :ID Drive Model
Compatibilities Capacity(GB)
Assignment
1 :MasHDS728090PLA380
SATA 3G
82.34 Y
2 :MasWDC WD1200JD-98HBB0 SATA 1.5G
120.03 Y
3 :MasHitachi HDT725025VLA3 SATA 3G
250.05 Y
4 :MasST3320620AS
SATA 1.5G
320.07 Y
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down [ESC] Exit [Space] Change [Crtl-Y] SAVE [PgUp/Dn] Page Change
83
5. A message prompts.
Press [Ctrl-Y] to erase the RAID array.
Fast Initialization Option has been selected
It will erase the MBR data of the disks,
<Press Ctrl-Y Key if you are sure to erase it>
<Pres any other key to ignore this option>
6. Another screen prompts.
Press any key to use the maximum capacity.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
RAID 10
Total Drv
Stripe Block:
64 KB
Gigabyte Boundary: OFF
4
Fast Init:
ON
Cache Mode: WriteThru
5
[ Drives Assignment ]
Channel :ID Drive Model
Compatibilities Capacity(GB)
Assignment
1 :MasHDS728090PLA380
SATA 3G
82.34 Y
2 :MasWDC WD1200JD-98HBB0 SATA 1.5G
120.03 Y
3 :MasHitachi HDT725025VLA3 SATA 3G
250.05 Y
4 :MasST3320620AS
SATA 1.5G
320.07 Y
Fast Initial
Press Ctrl-Y to Modify Array Capacity or press any
other key to use maximum capacity...
7. The selection of LD1 array is completed.
The final capacity of 164.56GB (82.28GB*2) is twice capacities of the smallest size
of the four hard drives.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
LD 2
LD 3
LD 4
LD 5
LD 6
LD 7
LD 8
LD 9
LD10
RAID
0
Unknown
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Total Drv
24
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
84
Capacity(GB)
163.99
164.56
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
Status
Functional
Functional
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Create RAID Ready
A "RAID Ready" system is a specific system configuration that, with the addition of
a second Serial ATA hard drive, can be seamlessly migrated to a configuration that
provides either improved storage performance or data protection from a single hard
drive failure.
1. Select [2] from the main menu, "Define LD Menu" appears.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
LD 2
LD 3
LD 4
LD 5
LD 6
LD 7
LD 8
LD 9
LD10
RAID
−−−−0
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Total Drv
2
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Capacity(GB)
163.99
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
Status
Functional
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
5
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
2. Press [Enter], the screen appears as below.
3. Use [↓] key to select the hard disk, press [Space] key to change its assignment
status to "Y".
4. Press [Ctrl-Y] to save the setting.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
RAID READY
Total Drv
Stripe Block:
NA
Gigabyte Boundary: ON
1
Fast Init:
ON
Cache Mode: WriteThru
[ Drives Assignment ]
Channel :ID Drive Model
Compatibilities Capacity(GB)
Assignment
1 :MasHDS728090PLA380
SATA 3G
82.34 N
2 :MasWDC WD1200JD-98HBB0 SATA 1.5G
120.03 N
3 :MasHitachi HDT725025VLA3 SATA 3G
250.05 N
4 :MasST3320620AS
SATA 1.5G
320.07 Y
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down [ESC] Exit [Space] Change [Crtl-Y] SAVE [PgUp/Dn] Page Change
85
5. A message prompts.
Press [Ctrl-Y] to erase the RAID array.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
RAID READY
Total Drv
Stripe Block:
NA
Gigabyte Boundary: ON
1
Fast Init:
ON
Cache Mode: WriteThru
5
Fast
Initialization Option
has been selected
Channel :ID Drive
Model
Compatibilities
Capacity(GB)
Assignment
It will erase the MBR data
of the3G
disks,
1 :MasHDS728090PLA380
SATA
42.28 N
<Press
Ctrl-Y Key if you SATA
are sure
to erase it> 79.96 N
2 :MasWDC
WD1200JD-98HBB0
1.5G
<Pres
any other key to ignore
3 :MasHitachi
HDT725025VLA3
SATA this
3Goption> 250.05 N
4 :MasST3320620AS
SATA 1.5G
320.07 Y
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down [ESC] Exit [Space] Change [Crtl-Y] SAVE [PgUp/Dn] Page Change
6. The configuration of LD1 array is completed.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
LD 1
LD 2
LD 3
LD 4
LD 5
LD 6
LD 7
LD 8
LD 9
LD10
RAID Mode
RAID
0
RAID
READY
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Total Drv
21
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
86
Capacity(GB)
163.99
320.00
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
Status
Functional
Functional
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Create JBOD
Here, we will show you how to create a JBOD Logical Drives (LD) by using four hard
disks.
1. Select [2] from the main menu, "Define LD Menu" appears.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
LD 2
LD 3
LD 4
LD 5
LD 6
LD 7
LD 8
LD 9
LD10
RAID
−−−−0
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Total Drv
2
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
Capacity(GB)
163.99
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
−−−−−−−−
Status
Functional
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
−−−−
5
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
[ESC] Exit
[Enter] Select
2. Press [Enter], the screen appears as below.
3. Use [↓] key to select the hard disks, press [Space] key to change its assignment
status to "Y".
4. Press [Ctrl-Y] to save the setting.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
LD 1
RAID Mode
Total Drv
Stripe Block:
NA
Gigabyte Boundary: NA
JBOD
4
Fast Init:
ON
Cache Mode: NA
[ Drives Assignment ]
Channel :ID Drive Model
Compatibilities Capacity(GB)
Assignment
1 :MasHDS728090PLA380
SATA 3G
82.34 Y
2 :MasWDC WD1200JD-98HBB0 SATA 1.5G
120.03 Y
3 :MasHitachi HDT725025VLA3 SATA 3G
250.05 Y
4 :MasST3320620AS
SATA 1.5G
320.07 Y
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down [ESC] Exit [Space] Change [Crtl-Y] SAVE [PgUp/Dn] Page Change
87
5. A message prompts.
Press [Ctrl-Y] to erase the RAID array.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
LD 1
RAID Mode
Total Drv
Stripe Block:
64 KB
Gigabyte Boundary: ON
JBOD
4
Fast Init:
ON
Cache Mode: WriteThru
5
Fast
Initialization Option
has been selected
Channel :ID Drive
Model
Compatibilities
Capacity(GB)
Assignment
It will erase the MBR data
of the3G
disks,
1 :MasHDS728090PLA380
SATA
42.28 Y
<Press
Ctrl-Y Key if you SATA
are sure
to erase it> 79.96 Y
2 :MasWDC
WD1200JD-98HBB0
1.5G
<Pres
any other key to ignore
3 :MasHitachi
HDT725025VLA3
SATA this
3Goption> 250.05 Y
4 :MasST3320620AS
SATA 1.5G
320.07 Y
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down [ESC] Exit [Space] Change [Crtl-Y] SAVE [PgUp/Dn] Page Change
6. The configuration of LD1 array is completed.
Total size is 82.28+119.96+250.00+320.00 = 772.24GB
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
LD 2
LD 3
LD 4
LD 5
LD 6
LD 7
LD 8
LD 9
LD10
RAID
JBOD0
−−−−
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5-4 Install a New Windows XP
Assume a Mirrored array (249.99GB) was created as introduced in section 5-3, after
the system restarts :
1. Press <DEL> to enter BIOS Setup during POST.
2. Insert the Windows installation CD into the optical drive.
3. Set the “1st Boot Device” to “CD/DVD-ROM”, save changes and exit BIOS.
CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2006, American Megatrends, Inc.
Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
Item Help
[CD/DVD:SS-DVD-ROM] Specifies the boot
1st Boot Device
[CDROM]
2nd Boot Device
[HDD:SM-HDS728080PL] sequence from the
3rd Boot Device
[1st Floppy Drive] available devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding type
menu.
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↑↓→←:Move Enter:Select
+/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save
F9: Optimized Defaults
ESC:Exit F1:General Help
4.The computer will reboot, and it will start installing Windows Operating System.
Watch the screen carefully, when the following picture appears, press <F6> key
immediately. If you forget to do this, PC will go to an fatal blue screen, and you
may need to reboot the system again. PC may not respond to your <F6> input
immediately, and it keeps loading files until the next screen displays.
Windows Setup
Press F6 if you need to install a 3rd party SCSI or RAID driver.
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5.After some files are copied to your system, the following picture appears, press <S>
to continue the specific driver installation.
Windows Setup
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Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass storage devices
installed in your system, or you have chosen to manually specify an adapter.
Currently, Setup will load support for the following mass storage device(s):
<none>
* To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM drivers, or special
disk controllers for use with Windows, including those for
which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device
manufacturer, press S.
* If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage
device manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional
mass storage devices for use with Windows, press ENTER.
S=Specify Additional Device
ENTER=Continue
F3=Exit
6. It will ask you to insert the RAID driver diskette into you floppy drive. Press <Enter>
after it is done.
Windows Setup
Please insert the disk labeled
manufacturer-supplied hardware support disk
into Drive A:
* Press ENTER when ready
Enter=Continue ESC=Cancel F3=Exit
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7. There are two drivers, for your 32-bit XP system, press [Enter] to select the first
driver - "AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x86 platform".
Windows Setup
You have chosen to configure a SCSI Adapter for use with Windows,
using a device support disk provided by an adapter manufacturer.
Select the SCSI Adapter you want from the following list, or press ESC
to return to the previous screen.
AMD
AHCICompatible
CompatibleRAID
RAIDController-x86
Controller-x86platform
platform
ATI AHCI
AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x64 platform
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ENTER=Select
F3=Exit
8. A confirmation message appears to double check if the driver is really what we
wanted, press <Enter> to continue.
Windows Setup
Setup will load support for the following mass storage device(s):
AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x86 platform
* To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM drivers, or special
disk controllers for use with Windows, including those for
which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device
manufacturer, press S.
* If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage
device manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional
mass storage devices for use with Windows, press ENTER.
S=Specify Additional Device
ENTER=Continue
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F3=Exit
9. Windows will display the partition of your system. As we are using a Mirrored RAID
array as an example, its size 232.88GB is now displayed as 238410MB. You can
press [C] to create partitions as many as you wish, assign them C:, D: or E: logical
drive names.
(Note : 238410MB/1024 = 232.82GB)
Windows XP Professional Setup
The following list shows the existing partitions and
unpartitioned space on this computer.
Use the UP ad DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list.
● To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press ENTER.
● To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C.
● To delete the selected partitions, press D.
238410 MB Disk 0 at Id 1 on bus 0 on ahcix86 [MBR]
238410
MB
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Unpartitioned space
ENTER=Install
C=Create Partition
F3=Quit
10. In this example, we will create a 30GB partition C: and leave the remaining space
as a partition E:. (D: is allocated by a DVD drive)
11. Press <Enter> to install Windows. The Windows XP install processes will ask you
to format your hard disk, then copy files...etc. Follow the installation steps until the
whole Windows is setup.
Windows XP Professional Setup
The following list shows the existing partitions and
unpartitioned space on this computer.
Use the UP ad DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list.
● To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press ENTER.
● To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C.
● To delete the selected partitions, press D.
238410 MB Disk 0 at Id 1 on bus 0 on ahcix86 [MBR]
C: Partition1 [New (Raw)]
E: Partition2 [New (Raw)]
Unpartitioned space
ENTER=Install
D=Delete Partition
29996 MB ( 29996 MB free)
208406 MB ( 208405 MB free)
8 MB
F3=Quit
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5-5 Setting Up a Non-Bootable RAID Array
This section assumes the following setup :
■ Boot Disk with Windows XP installed :
One hard disk HDS728090PLAT20 (80GB) is connected to the IDE channel, and set
to Master.
■ A Mirrored RAID Array Disk :
Two SATA hard disks are configured as a mirrored RAID1 array, they are :
Hitachi HDT725025VLA3, (250.05GB) connected to SATA port2 of the motherboard.
Seagate ST3320620AS, (320.07GB) connected to SATA port3.
■ A SATA DVD Drive :
A DVD drive connected to SATA port1.
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To achieve the best performance and reliability, we highly recommend you
using the hard disks with the same brand, size and model number. Though
we are using different brand of hard disks as an example here, the purpose
is only for easy understanding.
1. Reboot your system, and go to "IDE Configuration" menu.
Enable the RAID function. Press [F10] to save the settings and reboot.
CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2006, American Megatrends, Inc.
IDE Configuration
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OnChip SATA Type
[RAID]
[RAID] Enable: Enable the
IDE controller.
↑↓←→:Move Enter:Select
+/-/:Value F10:Save
ESC:Exit
F9:Optimized Defaults
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F1:General Help
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2. Select a RAID array for use (also can refer to section 5-3)
After rebooting your computer, you will see the RAID software prompting you to
press [Ctrl-F].
Press [Ctrl-F] to enter the FastBuild BIOS setup and configure the mirrored RAID
array as described in the 5-3 section. Finally, you can reach this step as depicted.
FastBuild (tm) Utility (c) 2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Define LD Menu ]
LD No
RAID Mode
LD 1
LD 2
LD 3
LD 4
LD 5
LD 6
LD 7
LD 8
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LD10
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3. Exit FastBuild and restart computer to go to Windows.
4. In Windows, click "Cancel" to skip any "Found New Hardware Wizard".
Use driver CD and click on "AMD RAID Driver" to install the AMD RAID driver. The
RAID driver will be installed only when you select "RAID" in "OnChip SATA Type"
setting. If you do not select RAID, then RAID driver will not be installed.
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5. After the AMD RAID driver is installed, it will ask you to click "Finish" to restart your
computer.
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6. When Windows starts, a message is prompting you to reboot again.
Click "Yes" to restart your computer.
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7. After PC starts, the RAID array is now ready to be initialized under Windows.
Launch Computer Management by clicking Start -> (Settings ->) Control Panel then
open the Administrative Tools folder and double click on Computer Management.
Click Disk Management (under the Storage section).
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The Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard appears. Click "Next" to continue.
The RAID array is named as Disk1 and its status is unknown and not initialized.
8. A "Select Disks to Initialize" window will appear. The disks listed depend on how
many arrays you have configured. Select "Disk1" and click "Next" to continue.
9. When "Select Disks to Convert" window appears, do not select anything and click
"Next" to continue.
10. When the "Completing the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard" window appears,
click "Finish" to complete the wizard.
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11. The Computer Management window appears. The actual disks listed will depend
on your system. In below figure, you can see there is a 232.82 GB unallocated
partition. You must format the unallocated disk space before using it.
Right click "Unallocated space", select "New Partition…" and follow the Wizard
instructions.
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12. When "New Partition Wizard" appears, click "Next" to continue.
13. When "Primary partition" screen appears, click "Next" to continue.
14. When "Specify Partition Size" screen appears, click "Next" to continue.
15. When "Assign Drive Letter or Path" screen appears, click "Next" to continue.
16. Click "Finish" to end the "New Partition Wizard".
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17. The format of disk array (Disk1) is in processing.
18. Format completed, now you can start using your RAID array.
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