Abit BG-71 User`s manual
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User’s Manual
Index
CHAPTER 1.
QUICK INSTALLATION GUIDE ...................................... 1-1
1-1. (CHINESE) BG-71 快速安裝指引........................................................... 1-1
1-2. (JAPANESE) BG-71 クイックインストールガイド ............................. 1-5
1-3. (GERMAN) BG-71 SCHNELLINSTALLATIONSANLEITUNG ........................ 1-9
1-4. (FRENCH) BG-71 GUIDE D’INSTALLATION RAPIDE .............................. 1-13
1-5. (RUSSIAN) КРАТКОЕ РУКОВОДСТВО ПО УСТАНОВКЕ BG-71................ 1-17
1-6. (ITALIAN) GUIDA ALL’INSTALLAZIONE VELOCE SCHEDA MADRE BG-71
.............................................................................................................. 1-21
CHAPTER 2.
INTRODUCTION ................................................................. 2-1
2-1. FEATURES ............................................................................................... 2-1
2-2. SPECIFICATIONS ...................................................................................... 2-2
2-3. LAYOUT DIAGRAM .................................................................................. 2-4
CHAPTER 3.
HARDWARE SETUP ........................................................... 3-1
3-1. INSTALL THE MOTHERBOARD ................................................................. 3-1
3-2. INSTALL PENTIUM® 4 CPU AND HEATSINK SUPPORTING-BASE .............. 3-2
3-3. INSTALL SYSTEM MEMORY ..................................................................... 3-3
3-4. CONNECTORS, HEADERS AND SWITCHES ................................................ 3-4
CHAPTER 4.
BIOS SETUP .......................................................................... 4-1
4-1. SOFTMENU SETUP ................................................................................... 4-2
4-2. STANDARD CMOS FEATURES SETUP MENU ........................................... 4-4
4-3. ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES SETUP MENU ............................................ 4-7
4-4. ADVANCED CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP MENU ...................................... 4-10
4-5. INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS ................................................................... 4-13
4-6. POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP MENU .................................................... 4-17
4-7. PNP/PCI CONFIGURATIONS .................................................................. 4-19
4-8. PC HEALTH STATUS.............................................................................. 4-22
4-9. LOAD FAIL-SAFE DEFAULTS ................................................................. 4-23
4-10. LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS ................................................................ 4-23
4-11. SUPERVISOR PASSWORD AND USER PASSWORD SETTING ..................... 4-23
4200-0304-02
Rev. 1.00
4-12. SAVE & EXIT SETUP / EXIT WITHOUT SAVING ..................................... 4-24
APPENDIX A.
INSTALL INTEL CHIPSET DRIVER................................. A-1
APPENDIX B.
INSTALL INTEL APPLICATION ACCELERATOR ......... B-1
APPENDIX C.
INSTALL VGA DRIVER....................................................... C-1
APPENDIX D.
INSTALL AUDIO DRIVER .................................................. D-1
APPENDIX E.
INSTALL LAN DRIVER....................................................... E-1
APPENDIX F.
INSTALL USB2.0 DRIVER .................................................. F-1
APPENDIX G.
BIOS UPDATE GUIDE ........................................................ G-1
APPENDIX H.
THE WINBOND HARDWARE DOCTOR UTILITY ..........H-1
APPENDIX I.
INSTALLATION GUIDE FOR SUSPEND TO RAM .......... I-1
APPENDIX J.
TROUBLESHOOTING (NEED ASSISTANCE?) ................ J-1
APPENDIX K.
HOW TO GET TECHNICAL SUPPORT............................. K-1
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Chapter 1. Quick Installation Guide
For more detailed information on this motherboard, please refer to our full version of the
user’s manual. This Quick Installation Guide is meant for experienced system builders. If
this is your first attempt at setting up computer system, we suggest that you to read the full
version manual first, or ask a technician to help you set up the computer system.
1-1. (Chinese) BG-71 快速安裝指引
感謝您購買 ABIT 的主機板,此主機板是設計給 Intel Socket 478 Pentium 4 處理器使用。
支援 Intel Socket-478 架構的處理器,並支援最高至 2GB 容量的 DDR 記憶體模組。
如您要瞭解此主機板更詳細的資訊,請參閱我們的完整版使用手冊,裡面會有詳盡的說
明。此快速安裝手冊是給有經驗的系統組裝者使用,如果這是您第㆒次嘗試來組裝您的
電腦系統,我們建議您先去閱讀完整版的使用手冊,或是詢問技術㆟員來幫助您組裝您
的電腦系統。
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處理器的安裝
若您置入處理器的方向不對,您將無法
輕易㆞將處理器插入 Socket 478 插座,
而且處理器的針腳將無法完全進入腳
座。如果發現有這種現象時,請您改變
處理器的方向,直到它能輕易且完全插
入 Socket 478。同時您必需檢視處理器溫
度偵測熱敏電阻的高度(如果有的話),
然後再小心的將 Intel Pentium 4 處理器
安裝到 Socket 478 腳座㆖去。
安裝散熱器與散熱風扇是必需的,那樣
可以讓您的處理器適當㆞散熱。未安裝
這些散熱裝置可能導致處理器過熱並且
會損壞您的處理器。Intel Socket 478 處理
器在運作時會產生大量的熱量,所以您
需要使用專門為 Intel Socket 478 處理器
設計的大型散熱風扇。否則,可能導致
過熱且會損壞您的處理器。處理器風扇
未裝置妥當並且風扇電源線尚未連接妥
當之前,請不要把 ATX 電源供應器的電
源纜線接到主機板㆖。如此將可避免㆒
些潛在損壞處理器的可能性。
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將主機板安裝到機殼㆖
當您將處理器安裝到主機板㆖之後,您便可以開始將主機板固定到電腦機殼裡去。首
先;請您先將主機板固定到電腦機殼。大多數的電腦機殼底座都有許多的固定孔位,請
將主機板㆖的固定孔位與機殼底座㆖的固定孔位對準。如果孔能對準並且有螺絲孔,就
表示可使用銅柱來固定主機板。另外;您可以使用塑膠墊片來讓螺絲與主機板的 PCB
表層隔離(絕緣)。
安裝系統記憶體
本主機板提供 2 組 184 腳的 DDR DIMM 插座可供記憶體擴充,可支援 DDR SDRAM 的
最小記憶體大小為 64MB,而最大的記憶體大小則為 2GB。
將 DDR DIMM 記憶體模組插入 DIMM
插槽。請注意記憶體模組的楔子是如何
對應到 DIMM 插槽㆖的卡榫之㆖。此種
設計可確保 DDR DIMM 記憶體模組僅
能由㆒個方向插到 DIMM 插槽之㆖。當
您將 DDR DIMM 記憶體模組完全插入
DIMM 插槽時,模組退出(固定)夾應該會將 DDR DIMM 記憶體模組自兩側卡緊並緊
緊㆞固定住記憶體模組。請依 DIMM1~DIMM2 插槽的順序來安裝記憶體模組。
最後;您必需將所有必需的裝置纜線連接到主機板㆖相關的連接頭或是連接器㆖面,以
完成您系統的硬體安裝動作。
連接器、連接頭以及附加卡的安裝
在任何㆒部電腦機殼的裡面,都必需連接㆒些纜線與插頭。這些纜線與插頭通常都是㆒
對㆒的連接至主機板的連接埠㆖,您必需注意任何㆒條纜線的連接方向。如果可能的
話,請㆒併注意連接埠第㆒根針腳的位置。您將會安裝㆒些特殊功能的附加卡到主機板
㆖面,像是 SCSI 卡或是 AGP 顯示卡等等。當您將它們安裝到主機板㆖適當的插槽之後,
請以螺絲將這些附加卡與機殼背板牢牢㆞固定好,避免有鬆動的情況發生。
如您想要瞭解相關且更為詳細的資訊,請參閱我們的完整版使用手冊,裡面會有詳盡的
說明。
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將電源供應器的電源線連接頭與主機板㆖的 ATX1/ATX12V 連接頭連接起來
請將電源供應器的 ATX 電源接頭確實㆞
壓入主機板㆖的 ATX1/ATX12V1 接頭,
並確定連接妥當。
註:請注意針腳的位置及方向。
處理器參數的設定
當您將所有的硬體安裝完畢以後,就可以開啟電腦的電源並進入 BIOS 的選項。如您想
要瞭解相關且更為詳細的資訊,請參閱我們的完整版使用手冊,裡面會有詳盡的說明。
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1-2. (Japanese) BG-71 クイックインストールガイド
ABIT マザーボードをお買い上げいただきましてありがとうございます。このマザー
ボードは Intel Socket 478 Pentium 4 プロセッサ用に設計されています。最高 2GB の
DDR メモリを搭載した Intel Socket-478 構造をサポートします。
このマザーボードの詳細については、ユーザーズマニュアルの完全版を参照してくだ
さい。このクイックインストールガイドは、経験あるシステム構築者向けに書かれま
した。今回始めてコンピュータシステムをセットアップする方は、まず完全版のマニ
ュアルをお読みになるか、専門技術者に連絡してコンピュータシステムのセットアッ
プを行うようお勧めします。レバー
BG-71 マザーボードの配置
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プロセッサの取り付け
方向を間違えて差し込むと、プロセッ
サはスムーズに入っていかず、途中で
止まってしまいます。この場合、向き
を変えると、Socket 478 に完全に差し込
まれます。同時に、プロセッサの温度
検出サーミスタの高さもチェックして
ください(マザーボードにこのコンポ
ーネントが搭載されている場合)。そ
の後で、プロセッサを Socket 478 にゆ
っくり差し込むことができます。
ヒートシンクと冷却ファンの取り付け
は、コンピュータから熱を分散させる
ために必要となります。これらのアイ
テムを取り付けないと、過熱してプロ
セッサが破損する原因となります。
Intel Socket 478 プロセッサは動作中に
高熱を発生するため、Intel Socket 478
プロセッサ用に特別に設計された大き
なヒートシンクが必要となります。そ
うでないと、過熱してプロセッサが破
損することもあります。プロセッサフ
ァンとその電源ケーブルを正しく取り
付けるまでは、ATX 電源ケーブルをマ
ザーボードに決して差し込まないでく
ださい。これにより、プロセッサの破
損を避けることができます。
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マザーボードをシャーシに取り付ける
マザーボードにプロセッサを取り付けた後、シャーシにマザーボードを固定すること
ができるようになります。まず、シャーシにマザーボードを固定する必要があります。
ほとんどのコンピュータシャーシには、多くの取り付け穴の付いた台が付属しており、
それを使用することでマザーボードをしっかり取り付けたり、同時にショートを避け
ることができます。シャーシに付属する飾りボタンかスペーサーを使用してマザーボ
ードを固定します。
システムメモリの取り付け
このマザーボードでは、2 つの 184 ピン DDR DIMM スロットメモリ拡張を提供しま
す。最小メモリは 64 MB で、最大メモリは 2GB DDR SDRAM です。
DDR DIMM を図に示すように拡張スロ
ットに差し込みます。モジュールがソ
ケットにどのように固定されているか
注意してください。これにより、DDR
DIMM モジュールに差し込む方法が 1
つしかないことを確認できます。DDR
DIMM モジュールを DDR DIMM ソケットにしっかりと押し込み、モジュールが DDR
DIMM ソケットに完全に差し込まれていることを確認します。
これらのモジュールに対して、DIMM1 から DIMM2 まで順に差し込むようにお勧め
します。
次に、すべての必要なデバイスケーブルをマザーボードの関連ヘッダとコネクタに接
続して、システムのハードウェア取付けを終了する必要があります。
コネクタ、ヘッダ、スイッチおよびアダプタ
コンピュータのケース内部には、複数のケーブルやプラグを接続できます。これらの
ケーブルやプラグは、通常マザーボードにあるコネクタに 1 つずつ接続されます。ケ
ーブルの接続方向には十分な注意を払い、また必要に応じ、コネクタの第 1 ピンの位
置にも注目する必要があります。SCSI アダプタ、AGP アダプタのような特殊なニー
ズ向けには、それに対応したアダプタを取り付けてください。アダプタをマザーボー
ドのスロットに取り付けたら、ネジでシャーシの背面パネルに固定してください。
詳細については、ユーザーズマニュアルの完全版を参照してください。
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Chapter 1
電源コネクタを ATX1/ATX12V1 コネクタに差し込む
電源装置から出ている電源ブロックコ
ネクタをこの ATX1/ATX12V1 に接続し
ます。コネクタが十分奥まで装着されて
いることをご確認ください。
注意:ピンの位置と方向を良く確認して
ください。
BIOS のセットアップ
ハードウェアの取り付けが完了したら、コンピュータの電源をオンにし、BIOS Setup
アイテムに移動して、プロセッサのパラメータをセットアップします。詳細について
は、ユーザーズマニュアルの完全版を参照してください。
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1-3. (German) BG-71 Schnellinstallationsanleitung
Vielen Dank für Ihren Kauf der ABIT-Hauptplatine. Diese Hauptplatine wurde für Intel
Socket 478 Pentium 4 Prozessore ausgelegt. Sie unterstützt die Intel Socket-478-Struktur und
DDR-Speichersteckplätze mit der Kapazität von bis zu 2 GB RAM.
Beziehen Sie sich bitte für detaillierte Informationen über diese Hauptplatine auf die
vollständige Version des Benutzerbuchs. Diese Schnellinstallationsanleitung ist für erfahrene
Systemaufbauer gedacht. Ist es Ihr erster Versuch ein Computersystem aufzubauen, dann
empfehlen wir Ihnen zuerst das vollständige Benutzerhandbuch zu lesen oder einen Techniker
zum Aufbauen des Systems zu Hilfe zu holen.
Layout der BG-71 Hauptplatine
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Installieren des Prozessors
Wenn Sie beim Einstecken des Prozessors
eine falsche Richtung gewählt haben, kann
der Prozessor nicht leicht und komplett
eingesteckt werden. Ändern Sie bitte in
diesem Fall die Richtung, bis der
Prozessor sich leicht und komplett in den
Socket 478 einpassen lässt. Überprüfen Sie
gleichzeitig
die
Höhe
des
Prozessortemperaturerkennungsthermistor
s
(falls
Ihre
Hauptplatine
diese
Komponente besitzt). Wenn alles in
Ordnung ist, stecken Sie bitte den
Prozessor langsam in den Socket 478 ein.
Ein Kühlkörper und Lüfter ist erforderlich,
um die Hitze des Prozessors zu vertreiben.
Wurden die zwei Vorrichtungen nicht
installiert, kann eine Überhitzung und ein
Schaden am Prozessor entstehen. Ein Intel
Socket 478 Prozessor erzeugt viel Hitze.
Deshalb müssen Sie einen speziell für
einen Intel Socket 478 Prozessor
ausgelegten großen Kühlkörper verwenden.
Ansonsten ist eine Überhitzung und ein
Schaden am Prozessor möglich. Verbinden
Sie niemals das ATX-Netzkabel mit der
Hauptplatine, bevor der Prozessorlüfter
installiert wurde und sein Netzkabel richtig
angeschlossen wurde. Dies kann mögliche
Schäden am Prozessor vermeiden.
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Installieren der Hauptplatine im Gehäuse
Nach der Installation des Prozessors können Sie anfangen die Hauptplatine im
Computergehäuse zu befestigen. Die meisten Gehäuse haben eine Bodenplatte, auf der sich
eine Reihe von Befestigungslöcher befinden, mit deren Hilfe Sie die Hauptplatine sicher
verankern können und zugleich Kurzschlüsse verhindern. Verwenden Sie entweder die
Dübeln oder die Abstandhalter, um die Hauptplatine auf der Bodenplatte des Gehäuses zu
befestigen.
Installieren des Arbeitsspeichers
Diese Hauptplatine bietet 2 184-polige DDR DIMM-Steckplätze an. Sie können minimal 64
MB und maximal 2 GB DDR SDRAM einbauen.
Stecken Sie das DDR DIMM-Modul in
den Speichersteckplatz ein, wie in der
Abbildung dargestellt. Achten Sie darauf,
wie die Kerbe des Moduls in den
Steckplatz passt. So ist sichergestellt, dass
das DDR DIMM-Modul nur in eine
Richtung in den Steckplatz eingesteckt
werden kann. Drücken Sie das DDR
DIMM-Modul fest in den DDR DIMM-Steckplatz, bis es komplett und fest darin sitzt.
Für solche Module, empfehlen wir Ihnen die Bestückung von DIMM1 zu DIMM2 (in dieser
Reihenfolge).
Danach müssen Sie alle nötigen Gerätekabel mit den entsprechenden Sockeln und
Anschlüssen auf der Hauptplatine verbinden, um die Hardwareinstallation Ihres Systems zu
vervollständigen.
Anschlüsse, Sockel, Schalter und Adapter
Im Inneren des Gehäuses findet man in jedem Computer viele Kabel und Stecker, die
angeschlossen werden müssen. Diese Kabel und Stecker werden normalerweise einzeln mit
den Anschlüssen auf der Hauptplatine verbunden. Sie müssen genau auf die
Anschlussorientierung der Kabel achten und, wenn vorhanden, sich die Position des ersten
Pols des Anschlusses merken. Wenn Sie Adapter wie z.B. SCSI-Adapter, AGP-Adapter usw.
installieren, befestigen Sie bitte die Adapter immer mit Hilfe der Schrauben auf die Rückseite
des Computergehäuses.
Für detaillierte Informationen beziehen Sie sich bitte auf das vollständige Benutzerhandbuch.
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Verbinden der Netzstecker mit dem ATX11/ATX12V1-Anschluss
Denken Sie daran, den Anschluss des
ATX-Netzteils fest in das Ende mit dem
ATX1/ATX12V1-Anschluss zu drücken,
um eine feste Verbindung zu garantieren.
Hinweis: Achten Sie auf die richtige
Ausrichtung und Position der Pole.
BIOS-Setup
Schalten Sie nach der vervollständigten Hardwareinstallation den Computer ein und gehen zur
Option im BIOS, um die Prozessorparameter einzustellen. Für detaillierte Informationen
beziehen Sie sich bitte auf das vollständige Benutzerhandbuch.
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1-4. (French) BG-71 Guide d’Installation Rapide
Merci d’avoir acheté la carte mère ABIT. Cette carte mère est conçue pour les processeurs
Intel Pentium 4 Socket 478. Elle supporte la structure Socket-478, avec jusqu’à 2 GB de
mémoire DDR.
Pour des informations relatives à cette carte mère plus détaillées, veuillez vous référer à notre
version complète du manuel utilisateur. Ce guide d’installation rapide est créé pour les
assembleurs système expérimentés. S’il s’agit de votre premier essai pour installer un
ordinateur, nous vous suggérons de lire d’abord le manuel en version complète ou de
demander l’aide d’un technicien pour vous aider à configurer le système ordinateur.
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Installer le Processeur
La figure vous montre à quoi ressemble
l’emplacement Socket 478, et comment
soulever le levier. Si vous le mettez dans
un mauvais sens, vous ne pourrez pas
insérer le processeur facilement, et les
broches du processeur n’entreront pas
entièrement dans l’emplacement. Dans ce
cas, veuillez changer le sens jusqu’à ce
qu’il s’insère facilement et complètement
dans l’emplacement Socket 478. En même
temps, vérifiez le niveau de la
thermistance de détection de température
du processeur (si votre carte mère possède
ce composant). Ensuite, vous pouvez
insérer lentement le processeur dans le
Socket 478.
Installer un dissipateur thermique et un
ventilateur
de
refroidissement
est
nécessaire pour que la chaleur se dégage
de votre processeur. Ne pas installer ces
composants pourrait provoquer une
surchauffe et des dommages au processeur.
Le processeur Socket 478 Intel produira
beaucoup de chaleur lors de son
fonctionnement, donc vous aurez à utiliser
un grand dissipateur thermique qui est
conçu spécialement pour le processeur
Socket 478 Intel. Dans le cas contraire, il
pourrait provoquer une surchauffe et des
dommages au processeur. Avant que le
ventilateur de votre processeur et son câble
d’alimentation
ne
soient
installés
correctement, ne branchez jamais le câble
d’alimentation ATX sur la carte mère.
Ceci peut éviter d’éventuels dommages au
processeur.
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Installer la Carte Mre dans le Châssis
Une fois que vous aurez installé le processeur sur la carte mère, vous pourrez commencer à
fixer la carte mère sur le châssis. Tout d’abord, vous avez besoin de fixer la carte mère sur le
châssis. La plupart des châssis d’ordinateur possèdent une base sur laquelle il y a nombreux
trous de montage permettant à la carte mère d’être fixée fermement, et en même temps
d’éviter les court-circuits. Utilisez les talons ou les entretoises fixés sur le châssis pour fixer la
carte mère.
Installer la Mémoire Système
Cette carte mère dispose de 2 emplacements DIMM DDR 184-broches pour les extensions
mémoire. La mémoire minimum est de 64 MB et la mémoire maximum est de 2 GB DDR
SDRAM.
Insérez le module DDR DIMM dans
l’emplacement d’extension comme illustré
dans le schéma. Notez comment le module
est verrouillé dans l’emplacement. Ceci
assure qu’il n’y qu’une manière d’insérer
le module DDR DIMM. Pressez
fermement le module DDR DIMM dans
l’emplacement DDR DIMM; assurez-vous
que le module est installé complètement dans l’emplacement DDR DIMM. Pour ces modules,
nous vous suggérons de remplir de DIMM1 à DIMM2 en respectant l’ordre.
Ensuite, vous aurez à connecter les câbles de tous les périphériques nécessaires dans les socles
de connexion et connecteurs correspondants se trouvant sur la carte mère pour terminer
l’installation matérielle de votre système.
Connecteurs, Socles de connexion, Interrupteurs et Adaptateurs
A l’intérieur du boîtier de n’importe quel ordinateur il y a plusieurs câbles et prises qui
doivent être connectés. Ces câbles et prises sont habituellement connectés les uns après les
autres aux connecteurs situés sur la carte mère. Vous avez besoin de faire attention au sens de
connexion des câbles et, s’il y a lieu, remarquez la position de la première broche du
connecteur. Vous installerez certains adaptateurs pour des besoins spéciaux, tels adaptateurs
SCSI, adaptateurs AGP, etc. Lorsque vous les installez dans les emplacements situés sur la
carte mère, veuillez les fixer sur le panneau arrière du châssis à l'aide des vis.
Pour les informations détaillées, veuillez vous référer au manuel utilisateur en version
complète.
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Brancher les connecteurs d'alimentation dans les connecteurs ATX1/ATX12V1
Souvenez-vous que vous devez pousser le
connecteur de votre alimentation fermement
dans le connecteur ATX1/ATX12V1 pour
assurer une bonne connexion.
Remarque: Faites attention à la position
des broches et à l'orientation.
Configuration du BIOS
Une fois le matériel installé complètement, démarrez l'ordinateur et allez sur l'item dans le
BIOS pour configurer les paramètres du processeur. Pour les informations détaillées, veuillez
vous référer à la version complète du manuel utilisateur.
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1-5. (Russian) Краткое руководство по установке BG-71
Благодарим вас за приобретение материнской платы производства ABIT. Эта
материнская плата предназначена для использования с процессорами Intel Socket 478.
Она поддерживает структуру Intel Socket 478, максимальный объем памяти DDR
составляет 2 Гбайт.
Более подробные сведения о материнской плате приведены в руководстве пользователя.
Краткое руководство по установке предназначено для опытных специалистов. Если вы
собираете компьютер впервые, ознакомьтесь сперва с руководством пользователя или
попросите техника помочь в настройке компьютерной системы.
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Установка процессора
Если рычаг будет смещен не в нужную
сторону, легко установить процессор не
удастся, а контакты процессора не
попадут в гнезда. Если так получилось,
измените направление перемещения, до
тех пор, пока процессор не станет на
свое место в гнездо “Socket 478”.
В то же время проверьте высоту
температурного датчика (если он
установлен на материнской плате).
Теперь можно установить процессор в
гнездо “Socket 478”.
Установка радиатора и вентилятора
необходима для рассеивания тепла от
процессора. Неустановка радиатора и
вентилятора
может
привести
к
перегреву и повреждению процессора.
Процессор Intel Socket 478 сильно
нагревается в процессе работы, поэтому
необходимо пользоваться специальным
радиатором,
разработанным
для
процессора Intel Socket 478. В
противном случае процессор может
перегреться и выйти из строя. Не
подключайте кабель питания ATX к
материнской плате до тех пор, пока
вентилятор процессора не установлен и
кабель питания вентилятора процессора
не подключен к материнской плате. Так
можно
предотвратить
возможное
повреждение процессора.
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Установка материнской платы в корпус
После установки процессора на материнскую плату можно начинать установку
материнской платы в корпус. Большая часть корпусов оборудована основанием, в
котором проделаны монтажные отверстия, которые позволяют надежно закрепить
материнскую плату и предотвратить короткие замыкания. Для крепления материнской
платы к основанию используются винты и прокладки.
Установка модулей памяти
На плате имеется 2 184-контактных гнезда расширения DDR DIMM для памяти.
Минимальный объем памяти равен 64 Мбайт, максимальный объем равен 2 Гбайт DDR
SDRAM.
Установите модуль памяти DDR DIMM
в гнездо расширения, как показано на
рисунке. Обратите внимание, что
модуль фиксируется в гнезде. Таким
образом, гарантируется единственно
возможный способ установки модуля
DDR DIMM. Вставьте модуль DDR
DIMM в гнездо DDR DIMM; и убедитесь, что модуль надежно установлен в гнездо
DDR DIMM. Для этих модулей мы рекомендуем устанавливать память начиная с
DIMM1 и далее по DIMM2.
Подключите все необходимые кабели для подключения устройств к соответствующим
разъемам на материнской плате, чтобы завершить установку аппаратуры вашей
системы.
Разъемы, переключатели и адаптеры
Внутри корпуса компьютера необходимо расположены несколько кабелей и вилок,
которые необходимо подключить. Обычно эти кабели подключаются к разъемам,
расположенным на материнской плате. При подключении любого кабеля необходимо
обращать внимание на расположение первого контакта разъема. Для особых целей
могут потребоваться специальные адаптеры, например, адаптер SCSI, адаптер AGP и
т.п.. При установке адаптеров в гнезда материнской платы закрепите их на задней
панели с помощью винтов.
За более подробной информацией обращайтесь к полному руководству пользователя.
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Подключение кабелей питания к разъемам ATX1/ATX12V1
Обратите внимание, разъем блока
питания ATX необходимо вставить в
разъем ATX1/ATX12V1 до упора, чтобы
обеспечить надежное соединение.
Примечание: Обратите внимание на
положение контактов и ориентацию
разъема.
Настройка BIOS
По окончании установки аппаратуры включите питание и перейдите в меню BIOS
Setup, чтобы настроить параметры процессора. За более подробной информацией
обращайтесь к руководству пользователя.
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1-6. (Italian) Guida all’installazione veloce Scheda madre BG-71
Complimenti per l’acquisto di una scheda madre ABIT. Questa scheda madre è progettata per
processori Intel Pentium 4. Supporta la struttura Socket 478 con fino a 2GB di memoria DDR.
Per maggiori e dettagliate informazioni su questa scheda madre si prega di fare riferimento
alla versione integrale del Manuale utente. Questa guida all’installazione veloce è intesa per
costruttori esperi di sistemi. Se questa è la prima volta che si cerca di installare un sistema, si
consiglia di leggere, innanzi tutto, la versione integrale del manuale oppure di chiedere aiuto
ad un tecnico per l’installazione.
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Installazione del processore
Se il processore è collocato nella posizione
sbagliata, non si sarà in grado di inserirlo
con facilità e non si riuscirà ad inserirlo
completamente nella presa. In questo caso
cambiare la posizione – direzione finché il
processore si inserisce completamente e
con facilità nella presa Socket 478.
Allo stesso tempo controllare la
condizione del termostato per il
rilevamento della temperatura (se la
scheda madre possiede questo elemento).
Poi è possibile inserire lentamente il
processore nella presa Socket 478.
L’installazione di un dispersore di calore e
di una ventolina di raffreddamento è
necessaria per dissipare il calore generano
dal processore Diversamente si provocherà
il
surriscaldamento
e
conseguente
danneggiamento
del
processore.
I
processori Intel Socket 478 producono una
gran quantità di calore, è quindi necessario
impiegare un dispersore di calore potente
che sia progettato specialmente per
processori Intel Socket 478. Diversamente
si provocherà il surriscaldamento e
conseguente
danneggiamento
del
processore. Non collegare mai il cavo
d’alimentazione ATX alla scheda madre
prima di avere installato in modo
appropriato la ventolina del processore ed
il suo cavo d’alimentazione. Ciò può
prevenire possibili danni al processore.
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Installazione della scheda madre sul telaio
Dopo avere installato il processore sulla scheda madre si può iniziare a fissare la scheda
madre sul telaio. Innanzi tutto è necessario fissare la scheda madre al telaio. La maggior parte
dei telai ha una base sulla quale sono presenti diversi fori di montaggio che permettono di
fissare in modo accurato la scheda madre e, allo stesso tempo, di prevenire corto circuiti.
Impiegare le borchie o gli spaziatori attaccati al telaio per fissare la scheda madre.
Installazione della memoria di sistema
Questa scheda madre fornisce 2 slot d’espansione di memoria DDR DIMM da 184 pin. La
memoria minima è di 64 MB, quella massima è di 2 GB DDR SDRAM.
Inserire il modulo DDR DIMM nello slot
d’espansione
come
mostrato
dell’illustrazione- Notare come il modulo è
imperniato nella presa. Ciò assicura che ci
sia un unico modo per collegare il modulo
DDR DIMM. Premere con fermezza il
modulo DDR DIMM nello slot DDR
DIMM, assicurandosi che il modulo sia
inserito completamente nello slot DDR DIMM. Per questi moduli si suggerisce di inserire con
ordine i chip elettronici da DIMM1 a DIMM2.
Per completare l’installazione dell’hardware del sistema, bisogna collegare tutti i cavi delle
attrezzature necessarie ai relativi collettori e connettori sulla scheda madre.
Connettori, collettori, interruttori ed adattatori
All’interno della copertura di ogni computer ci sono diversi cavi e prese che devo essere
collegati. Questi cavi e prese sono solitamente collegati uno ad uno ai connettori situati sulla
scheda madre. E’ necessario prestare particolare attenzione a qualunque orientamento del
collegamento che possono avere i cavi e, se necessario, notare la posizione del primo pin del
connettore. Si installeranno alcuni adattatori per particolari necessità quali l’adattatore SCSI,
AGP, eccetera. Quando si installano gli adattatori sugli slot della scheda madre, si ricorda di
fissarli con le viti anche sul pannello posteriore del telaio.
Per informazioni dettagliate si prega di fare riferimento alla versione integrale del Manuale
utente.
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Collegamento dei connettori d’alimentazione ai connettori ATX1/ATX12V1
Ricordarsi che è necessario spingere con
fermezza fino in fondo il connettore della
sorgente d’alimentazione ATX al connettore
ATX1/ATX12V1, assicurando così un buon
collegamento.
Nota: Prestare attenzione alla posizione ed
all’orientamento dei pin.
Impostazione BIOS
Quando l’hardware è stato installato completamente, accendere il computer ed andare alla
voce BIOS per impostare i parametri del processore. Per informazioni dettagliate si prega di
fare riferimento alla versione integrale del Manuale utente.
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Introduction
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Chapter 2. Introduction
2-1. Features
Congratulations on purchasing this motherboard. This motherboard is a Micro-ATX
motherboard that uses a 4-layer printed circuit board and measures 244 mm x 244 mm. The
motherboard is design to support the mPGA Socket 478 Intel P4 Willamette/Northwood
processors and the new Intel 845-GL chipset.
With system bus speeds up to 400MHz, this motherboard represents the most powerful
desktop and cost-effective integrated solution available today.
The motherboard incorporates the 845-GL (GMCH) and 82801DB (ICH4) chipsets which
combines support for PS/2 keyboard and mouse connectors, two USB ports, a LAN connector,
a high-speed serial port, a VGA port, an EPP/ECP parallel port, audio jacks for microphone,
line-in, line-out and CD-in and a game port, as well as supporting Plug and Play.
In addition to its excellent performance and stability, this motherboard is highly suited for
Internet and rich multimedia applications, including streaming video download and are ideal
for workstations and high-end home use.
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2-2. Specifications
1.
CPU
! Supports Intel Pentium® 4 socket 478 processor
! 400MHz System Data Bus
2.
Chipset
! Intel 82845GL (GMCH) + 82801DB (ICH4)
! Integrated graphics architecture yields higher 2D/3D performance
! Supports AGP 4X 1.5V device only
! Supports Hi-Speed Universal Serial Bus (USB v2.0)
3.
Memory
! Supports two 184-pin DDR DIMM modules up to 2GB Max.
! Supports PC1600 and PC2100 (DDR200 and DDR266)
! Do not support ECC functionality and registered DIMMS
4.
Audio
! AC’97 Digital Audio controller integrated
! AC’97 2-channel Audio CODEC on board
5.
System BIOS
! Award Plug and Play BIOS supports APM and ACPI
! Write-Protect Anti-Virus function by AWARD BIOS
6.
Multi I/O Functions
! 2 channels of Bus Master IDE Ports supporting up to Ultra ATA/100
! PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse connectors
! 1 floppy port (up to 2.88MB)
! 1 parallel port (EPP/ECP)
! 1 serial port
! 2 USB 2.0 ports/1 RJ45 LAN port
! 1 standard 15 pin VGA connector
! 2 onboard USB header to connect 4 extra USB ports
! Audio connector (Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in, and Game Port)
7.
LAN
! On-board RTL8100B single chip Ethernet controller with power management
! 10/100Mb Operation
! Supports Full Duplex Flow Control (IEEE 802.3x) and compliant to PCI Revision
2.2
8.
Miscellaneous
! Support STR (Suspend to RAM)
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!
!
!
!
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Micro ATX form factor (244 x 244 mm)
4 PCI slots
Hardware Monitoring – including Fan Speed, Voltages, CPU and system
temperature and one thermal header for other devices temperature monitoring
Keyboard and Mouse Power On
Built-in IrDA TX/RX header
#
The Switching Power Supply must meet ATX 2.03 specification with ATX12V and
AUX Power connectors.
#
Specifications and information contained herein are subject to change without
notice.
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Hardware Setup
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Chapter 3. Hardware Setup
This motherboard provides all standard equipment for classic personal computers with great
flexibility for meeting future upgrade demands. This chapter will introduce step-by-step all of
the standard equipment and will also present, as completely as possible, future upgrade
capabilities.
Before Proceeding with the Installation: Please be reminded to turn the ATX12V power
supply switch off (fully turn the +5V standby power off), or disconnect the power cord before
you install or unplug any connectors or add-on cards. Failing to do so may cause the
motherboard components or add-on cards to malfunction or damaged.
3-1. Install The Motherboard
Most computer chassis have a base with many mounting holes to allow motherboard to be
securely attached on and at the same time, prevented from short circuits. There are two ways
to attach the motherboard to the chassis base:
•
use with studs
•
or use with spacers
Figure 2-1 shows the shape of studs and spacers. There may be
several types, but all look similar.
In principle, the best way to attach the board is to use with studs.
Only if you are unable to do this should you attach the board
with spacers. Line up the holes on the board with the mounting
holes on the chassis. If the holes line up and there
are screw holes, you can attach the board with studs.
If the holes line up and there are only slots, you can
only attach with spacers. Take the tip of the spacers
and insert them into the slots. After doing this to all
the slots, you can slide the board into position
aligned with slots. After the board has been
positioned, check to make sure everything is OK before putting the chassis back on. Figure
2-2 shows the ways to fix the board to chassis by studs or spacers.
ATTENTION: To prevent shorting the PCB circuit, please REMOVE the metal studs or
spacers if they are already fastened on the chassis base and are without mounting-holes on the
motherboard to align with.
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3-2. Install Pentium® 4 CPU and Heatsink Supporting-Base
This motherboard provides a ZIF (Zero
Insertion Force) Socket 478 to install Intel®
Pentium® 4 CPU. The CPU you bought should
have a kit of heatsink and cooling fan along
with. If that’s not the case, buy one specially
designed for Pentium® 4 Socket 478. Please
refer to figure 2-3 to install CPU.
1. Locate the Socket 478. Fasten the heatsink
supporting-base onto the motherboard.
ATTENTION: If you are using chassis
specially designed for Pentium® 4, please pay
attention to the location of metal studs or
spacers if they are already installed on the
chassis. Be careful not let the metal studs or
spacers contact the printed circuit wire or parts
on the PCB.
2. Pull the CPU socket lever sideways away
from the socket and then upwards to 90
degree. Insert the CPU with the correct
orientation. Do not use extra force to insert
CPU; it only fit in one orientation. Closing
down the socket lever while holding down the
CPU.
3. Put the heatsink faces down onto the CPU
until it completely covers the CPU.
4. Put the heatsink supporting-cover onto the
heatsink. Make sure all the four locking clasp
at each side of the supporting cover reach in
the locking holes.
5. Push down the retaining clip at both sides of
the supporting cover to lock up together with
the supporting base. Watch out the direction
for pushing down the clip.
6. The heatsink supporting cover and base
should now firmly locking up with each other
Figure 2-3. Installing P4 Socket 478
with the heatsink inside.
CPU and its heatsink into supporting
ATTENTION: Do not forget to set the correct base.
bus frequency and multiple for your processor.
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3-3. Install System Memory
This motherboard provides two 184-pin DDR DIMM sites for memory expansion available
from minimum memory size of 64MB to maximum memory size of 2GB DDR SDRAM.
Table 2-1. Valid Memory Configurations
Bank
Memory Module
Total Memory
Bank 0, 1 (DIMM1)
64, 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB
64MB ~ 1GB
Bank 2, 3 (DIMM2)
64, 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB
64MB ~ 1GB
Total System Memory
64MB ~ 2GB
ATTENTION: Static electricity can damage the electronic components of the computer or
optional boards. Before starting these procedures, ensure that you are discharged of static
electricity by touching a grounded metal object briefly.
1. Power off the computer and disconnect the AC power cord.
2. Locate the DDR DIMM slot.
3. Push both ejector tabs of the DDR
DIMM slot outward.
4. Insert the memory module into the DDR
DIMM slot. Note how the module is
keyed to the slot. This insures the
memory module will be plugged into
the slot in one way only.
Figure 2-4. Memory module installation
5. Firmly press the memory module into
the DDR DIMM slot until both ejector tabs snap into places.
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3-4. Connectors, Headers and Switches
Inside the case of any computer there are several cables and plugs that have to be connected.
These cables and plugs are usually connected one-by-one to connectors located on the board.
You have to pay attention carefully to any connection orientation the cables may have and, if
any, notice the position of the first pin.
Here we will show you all of the connectors, headers and switches, and how to connect them.
Please read the entire section for necessary information before attempting to finish all the
hardware installation inside the computer chassis. A complete enlarged layout diagram is
shown in section “Layout Diagram” for all the position of connectors and headers on the
board that you may refer to.
All the connectors, headers and switches mentioned here are depending on your system
configuration. Some features you may (or may not) have to connect or to configure depending
on the peripherals you have connected.
WARNING: Always power off the computer and unplug the AC power cord before adding
or removing any peripheral or component. Failing to so may cause severe damage to your
motherboard and/or peripherals. Plug in the AC power cord only after you have carefully
checked everything.
(1). ATX12V: ATX Power Input Connectors
The Pentium 4 requires a power supplier different from the regular one. It’s a newly designed
ATX12V power with 300W, 20A +5VDC capacity at least for heavily loaded system, and
720mA +5VSB at least for supporting Wake-On-LAN feature.
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(2). FAN Connectors:
CPUFAN1: CPU Fan
PWRFAN1: Power Fan
CASFAN1: Chassis Fan 1
(3). JP1: CMOS Memory Clearing Header
This header uses a jumper to clear the CMOS memory. Short pin 2 and pin 3 only when you
want to clear the CMOS memory. The default setting is pin 1 and pin 2 shorted for normal
operation.
NOTE: Turn the power off first (including the +5V standby power) before clearing the
CMOS memory. Failing to do so may cause your system to work abnormally or malfunction.
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(4). JP4: Onboard LAN Selector
This selector enables or disables the onboard LAN network adapter. Short pin 2 and pin 3
only when you want to disable the onboard LAN and to use the add-on LAN adapter. The
default setting is pin 1 and pin 2 shorted for onboard LAN adapter.
(5). SPEAKER1: Speaker Connection Header
This header connects to the onboard or chassis speaker. Remove the jumper-hat for chassis
speaker operation. The default setting is pin 1 and pin 2 shorted for onboard speaker
operation.
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(6). USB2/USB3: Additional USB Port Headers
This motherboard provides totally 6 USB 2.0 ports controlled by ICH4. Two of them are
through the onboard USB connectors; four of them are available through these headers.
Pin Number Pin Assignment Pin Number Pin Assignment
1
VCC
2
VCC
3
Data0 4
Data1 5
Data0 +
6
Data1 +
7
Ground
8
Ground
9
NC
10
NC
(7). IR1: Infrared Device Header
This header connects to an optional IR device attached to chassis. This motherboard supports
standard IR transfer rates.
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(8). AUDIO1: Front panel audio connection header
This header provides the connection to audio connector at front panel.
• To use the audio connector at front panel, remove all the jumpers on this header, and
then connect to front panel by the extenson cable provided with the chassis.
• To use the audio connector at rear panel, disconnect the extension cable, attach the
jumpers back at pin 5-6, and pin 9-10 (default setting).
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Pin Assignment
Audio Mic.
Audio Mic. Bias
Speaker Out Right Channel
X
Speaker Out Left Channel
Pin
2
4
6
8
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Pin Assignment
Ground
VCC
Speaker Out Right Channel Return
NC
Speaker Out Left Channel Return
(9). CDIN1/CDIN2: Internal Audio Connector
These connectors connect to the audio output of internal CD-ROM drive or add-on card.
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(10). COM2: Onboard Serial Port Header
Use this header to connect to second serial port with an extension bracket.
(11). FDD1 Connector
There are 34 wires and two connectors on each floppy cable providing two floppy disk drives
connection. Connect the single end at the longer length of ribbon cable to this FDC1, and the
two connectors on the other end to the floppy disk drives. Generally you need only one floppy
disk drive in your system.
Note: The red line on the ribbon cable should be aligned with pin 1 on this connector.
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(12). IDE1 and IDE2 Connectors
This motherboard provides two IDE ports to connect up to four IDE drives at Ultra ATA/100
mode by Ultra ATA/66 ribbon cables. Each cable has 40-pin 80-conductor and three
connectors, providing two hard drives connection with motherboard. Connect the single end
(blue connector) at the longer length of ribbon cable to the IDE port on motherboard, and the
other two ends (gray and black connector) at the shorter length of the ribbon cable to the
connectors on hard drives.
If you want to connect two hard drives together through one IDE channel, you must configure
the second drive to Slave mode after the first Master drive. Please refer to the drives’
documentation for jumper settings. The first drive connected to IDE1 is usually referred to as
“Primary Master”, and the second drive as “Primary Slave”. The first drive connected to IDE2
is referred to as “Secondary Master” and the second drive as “Secondary Slave”.
Keep away from connecting one legacy slow speed drive, like CD-ROM, together with
another hard drive on the same IDE channel; this will drop your integral system performance.
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(13). PANEL1 Header
This header is used for connecting switches and LED indicators on the chassis front panel.
Watch the power LED pin position and orientation. The mark “+” align to the pin in the figure
below stands for positive polarity for the LED connection. Please pay attention to connect
these headers. A wrong orientation will only cause the LED not lighting, but a wrong
connection of the switches could cause system malfunction.
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Pin 1-3: HDD-LED
Connects to the HDD LED cable of chassis front panel.
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Pin 5-7: RESET
Connects to the Reset Switch cable of chassis front panel.
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Pin 2-4: SP-LED
Connects to the Suspend LED cable (if there is one) of chassis front panel.
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Pin 6-8: PWR-ON
Connects to the Power Switch cable of chassis front panel.
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(14). Back Panel Connectors
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Mouse: PS/2 Mouse Connector
Connects to PS/2 mouse.
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Keyboard: PS/2 Keyboard Connector
Connects to PS/2 keyboard.
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LPT1 Connector:
Connects to printer or other devices that support this communication protocol.
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COM1 Connector:
This motherboard provides two COM ports to connect external modem, mouse or other
devices that support this communication protocol. One is located at the on-board COM1
connector, and the other one is available with an extension cable and I/O shield
connected through the COM2 header.
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VGA1 Connector:
Connects to monitor.
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MIDI/GAME Port Connector:
Connects to joystick, game pad, or other simulation hardware devices.
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Line Out:
Connects to headphone or an external powered stereo speaker.
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Line In:
Connects to the line out from external audio sources.
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Mic In:
Connects to the plug from microphone.
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LAN Connector
Connects to Local Area Network.
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USB Port Connectors:
Connects to USB devices such as scanner, digital speakers, monitor, mouse, keyboard,
hub, digital camera, joystick etc.
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Chapter 4. BIOS Setup
The BIOS is a program located on a Flash Memory chip on the motherboard. This program
will not be lost when you turn the computer off. This program is also referred to as the boot
program. It is the only channel the hardware circuit has to communicate with the operating
system. Its main function is to manage the setup of the motherboard and interface card
parameters, including simple parameters such as time, date, hard disk drive, as well as more
complex parameters such as hardware synchronization, device operating mode, and setup of
CPU speed. The computer will operate normally, or will operate at its best, only if all of these
parameters are correctly configured through the BIOS.
Don’t change the parameters inside the BIOS unless you fully understand their
meanings and consequences: The parameters inside the BIOS are used to setup the hardware
synchronization or the device-operating mode. If the parameters are not correct, they will
produce errors, the computer will crash, and sometimes you will not even be able to boot the
computer after it has crashed. We recommend that you do not change the parameters inside
the BIOS unless you are very familiar with them. If you are not able to boot your computer
anymore, please refer to the description of JP1 “CMOS Memory Clearing Header” in
Chapter 3.
When you start the computer, the BIOS program controls it. The BIOS first operates an
auto-diagnostic test called POST (Power On Self Test) for all of the necessary hardware. It
then configures the parameters of the hardware synchronization, and detects all of the
hardware. Only when these tasks are completed does it give up control of the computer to the
next level, which is the operating system (OS). Since the BIOS is the only channel for
hardware and software to communicate, it is the key factor for system stability, and in
ensuring that your system performs at its best. After the BIOS has achieved the
auto-diagnostic and auto-detection operations, it will display the following message:
PRESS DEL TO ENTER SETUP
The message will be displayed for three to five seconds, if you press the <Del> key, you will
access the BIOS Setup menu. At that moment, the BIOS will display the following screen:
Figure 4-1. CMOS Setup Utility
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NOTE: Because the BIOS menu is being constantly improved to increase stability and
performance, the BIOS screens in this manual may not completely match your BIOS version.
All the default settings in this chapter are taken from the Load Optimized Defaults settings,
which are different from those taken from Load Fail-Safe Defaults.
In the BIOS Setup main menu of Figure 4-1, you can see several options. We will explain
these options step by step in the following pages of this chapter, but let us first see a short
description of the function keys you may use here:
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Press Esc to quit the BIOS Setup.
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Press ↑ ↓ ← → (up, down, left, right) to choose, in the main menu, the option you
want to confirm or to modify.
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Press F10 when you have completed the setup of BIOS parameters to save these
parameters and to exit the BIOS Setup menu.
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Press Page Up/Page Down or +/- keys when you want to modify the BIOS parameters
for the active option.
4-1. SoftMenu Setup
This menu specifies your settings for CPU frequency and voltage control.
Figure 4-2. SoftMenu Setup
CPU Operating Speed:
This option sets the CPU speed. Select the CPU speed according the type and speed of your
CPU.
User Define:
WARNING: The wrong settings of the multiplier and external clock in certain circumstances
may cause CPU damage. Setting the working frequency higher than the PCI chipset or
processor specs, may cause abnormal memory module functioning, system hangs, hard disk
drive data lose, abnormal functioning of the VGA card, or abnormal functioning with other
add-on cards. Using non-specification settings for your CPU is not the intention of this
explanation. These should be used for engineering testing, not for normal applications.
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If you use non-specification settings for normal operation, your system may not be stable, and
may affect system reliability. Also, we do not guarantee the stability and compatibility for
settings that are not within specification, and any damage of any elements on the motherboard
or peripherals, is not our responsibility.
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External Clock:
After choosing the “CPU Operating Speed” option as “User Define”, you can choose the
external clock frequency from 100MHz to 250 MHz. The best frequency is either 100MHz or
133MHz depending on the CPU type and its speed. The default setting is 100MHz.
#
Multiplier Factor:
This item determines the multiplier factor of your CPU.
NOTE: Some processors might have this multiplier factor locked, so there is no way to
choose a higher multiplier factor.
#
Speed Error Hold:
The default setting is Disabled. If you change the setting to “Enabled” when the CPU speed
setting is wrong, the system will hold.
#
DRAM Ratio (CPU:DRAM):
This item determines the frequency ratio between CPU and DRAM.
CPU Core Voltage:
This item selects the CPU core voltage.
ATTENTION: A wrong voltage setting may cause the system unstable or even damage the
CPU. Please leave it to default settings unless you are fully aware of its consequences.
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI CLK:
This item enables or disables to detect the DIMM and PCI clock frequency automatically.
Spread Spectrum:
This item is used for EMC (Electro-Magnetic Compatibility) testing for optimal results.
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4-2. Standard CMOS Features Setup Menu
This section contains the basic configuration parameters of the BIOS. These parameters
include date, hour, VGA card, FDD and HDD settings.
Figure 4-3. Standard CMOS Setup Screen Shot
Date (mm:dd:yy):
You can set the date in this item: month (mm), date (dd) and year (yy).
Time (hh:mm:ss):
You can set the time in this item: hour (hh), minute (mm) and second (ss).
IDE Primary Master / Slave and IDE Secondary Master / Slave:
These items have a sub-menu to let you choose further options. You can refer to figure 4-4 to
check what options are available.
Figure 4-4. IDE Primary Master Setup Screen Shot
IDE HDD Auto-Detection:
Press the <Enter> key for the BIOS to auto detect all detailed parameters of the hard disk
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drives (HDD). If auto detection is successful, the correct values will be shown in the
remaining items of this menu.
NOTE: A new IDE HDD must be first formatted, otherwise it can not read/write. The basic
step in using a HDD is to make a HDD low-level format, then run FDISK, and then
FORMAT the drive. Most current HDDs have already been subjected to low-level format at
the factory, so you can probably skip this operation. Remember though, the primary IDE
HDD must have its partition set to active within the FDISK procedure.
If you are using an old HDD that is already formatted, auto detection can not detect the
correct parameters. You may need to do a low-level format or set the parameters manually,
and then check if the HDD is working.
IDE Primary Master:
Three settings are available: Auto, Manual and None. If you choose Auto, the BIOS will
automatically check what kind of hard disk you are using. If you want to set the HDD
parameters yourself, make sure you fully understand the meaning of the parameters, and be
sure to refer to the manual provided by the HDD manufacturer to get the settings right.
Access Mode:
Since old operating systems were only able to support HDDs with capacities no bigger than
528MB, any hard disk with more than 528MB was unusable. AWARD BIOS features a
solution to this problem: you can, according to your operating system, choose four operating
modes: CHS $ LBA $ LARGE $Auto.
The HDD auto detection option in the sub-menu will automatically detect the parameters of
your hard disk and the mode supported.
Auto: Lets the BIOS detect your HDD access mode and make the decisions.
Normal mode: Standard normal mode supports hard disks of up to 528MB or less. This mode
directly uses positions indicated by Cylinders (CYLS), Heads, and Sectors to access data.
LBA (Logical Block Addressing) mode: The earlier LBA mode can support HDD capacities
of up to 8.4GB, and this mode uses a different method to calculate the position of disk data to
be accessed. It translates Cylinders (CYLS), Heads and Sectors into a logical address where
data is located. The Cylinders, Heads, and Sectors displayed in this menu do not reflect the
actual structure of the hard disk. They are just reference values used to calculate actual
positions. Currently, all high capacity hard disks support this mode and that is why we
recommend you use this mode. Currently, the BIOS can support the INT 13h extension
function, enabling the LBA mode to support hard disk drive capacities exceeding 8.4GB.
Large Mode: When the number of cylinders (CYLs) of the hard disk exceeds 1024 and DOS
is not able to support it, or if your operating system does not support LBA mode, you should
select this mode.
Capacity:
This item auto displays your HDD size. Note that this size is usually slightly greater than the
size given by a disk checking program of a formatted disk.
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NOTE: All the items below are available when you set the item “Primary IDE Master” to
“Manual”.
Cylinder:
When disks are placed directly above one another along the shaft, the circular vertical “slice”
consisting of all the tracks located in a particular position is called a cylinder. You can set the
number of cylinders for a HDD. The minimum number you can enter is 0, the maximum
number you can enter is 65536.
Head:
This is the tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to create and read back the magnetic
patterns on the disk (also called the read/write head). You can configure the number of
read/write heads. The minimum number you can enter is 0, the maximum number you can
enter is 255.
Precomp:
The minimum number you can enter is 0, the maximum number you can enter is 65536.
WARNING: Setting a value of 65536 means no hard disk exists.
Landing Zone:
This is a non-data area on the disk's inner cylinder where the heads can rest when the power is
turned off. The minimum number you can enter is 0, the maximum number you can enter is
65536.
Sector:
The minimum segment of track length that can be assigned to stored data. Sectors usually are
grouped into blocks or logical blocks that function as the smallest units of data permit. You
can configure this item to sectors per track. The minimum number you can enter is 0, the
maximum number you can enter is 255.
Drive A & Drive B:
If you have installed the floppy disk drive here, then you can select the type of floppy drive it
can support.
Floppy 3 Mode Support:
Mode floppy disk drives (FDD) are 3 1/2” drives used in Japanese computer systems. If you
need to access data stored in this kind of floppy, you must select this mode, and of course you
must have a 3 Mode floppy drive.
Video:
You can select the VGA modes for your video adapter.
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Halt On:
You can select which type of error will cause the system to halt.
4-3. Advanced BIOS Features Setup Menu
With each item, you can press <Enter> at any time to display all the options for that item.
ATTENTION: Advanced BIOS Features Setup Menu has already been set for maximum
operation. If you do not really understand each of the options in this menu, we recommend
you use the default values.
Figure 4-5. Advanced BIOS Features Setup Screen
Virus Warning:
When this feature is enabled, if there is any attempt from a software or an application to
access the boot sector or the partition table, the BIOS will warn you that a boot virus is
attempting to access the hard disk.
CPU L1 & L2 Cache:
This item is used to enable or to disable the CPU level 1 cache. When the cache is set to
Disabled, it is much slower, so the default setting for this item is Enabled since it will speed
up memory access. Some old and very poorly written programs will make the computer
malfunction or crash if the system speed is too high. In this case, you should disable this
feature. The default setting is Enabled.
Quick Power On Self Test:
After the computer has been powered on, the BIOS of the motherboard will run a series of
tests in order to check the system and its peripherals. If the Quick Power on Self-Test feature
is enabled, the BIOS will simplify the test procedures in order to speed up the boot process.
First Boot Device:
When the computer boots up, the BIOS attempts to load the operating system from the
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devices in the sequence selected in these items: floppy disk drive A, LS/ZIP devices, hard
drive C, SCSI hard disk drive or CD-ROM.
Second Boot Device:
Description is the same as the First Boot Device, the default setting is HDD-0.
Third Boot Device:
Description is same as the First Boot Device, the default setting is LS120.
Boot Other Device:
This setting allows the BIOS to try three kinds of boot devices that are set from the above
three items.
Swap Floppy Drive:
When set to enabled, you don’t need to open the computer case to swap the position of floppy
disk drive connectors. Drive A can be set as drive B and drive B can be set as drive A.
Boot Up Floppy Seek:
When the computer boots up, the BIOS detects if the system has an FDD or not. When this
item is enabled, if the BIOS detects no floppy drive, it will display a floppy disk drive error
message. If this item is disabled, the BIOS will skip this test.
Boot Up NumLock Status:
On: At boot up, the Numeric Keypad is in numeric mode. (Default Settings)
Off: At boot up, the Numeric Keypad is in cursor control mode.
Gate A20 Option:
This item allows you to select how gate A20 is handled. Gate A20 is a device used to address
memory above 1 Mbytes. When set to Fast, the system chipset controls Gate A20.When set to
Normal, a pin in the keyboard controller controls Gate A20. Setting Gate A20 to Fast
improves system speed, particularly with OS/2 and Windows.
Typematic Rate Setting:
This item allows you to adjust the keystroke repeat rate. When set to Enabled, you can set the
two keyboard typematic controls that follow (Typematic Rate and Typematic Rate Delay). If
this item is set to Disabled, the BIOS will use the default setting.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec):
When you press a key continuously, the keyboard will repeat the keystroke according to the
rate you have set (Unit: characters/second).
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Typematic Delay (Msec):
When you press a key continuously, if you exceed the delay you have set here, the keyboard
will automatically repeat the keystroke according to a certain rate (Unit: milliseconds).
Security Option:
This option can be set to System or Setup. The default setting is Setup. After you have created
a password through PASSWORD SETTING, this option will deny access to your system
(System) or modification of computer setup (BIOS Setup) by unauthorized users.
SYSTEM: When you choose System, a password is required each time the computer boots
up. If the correct password is not given, the system will not start.
SETUP: When you choose Setup, a password is required only when accessing the BIOS
Setup. If the correct password is not given, you can’t enter the BIOS setup menu.
To disable security, select Set Supervisor Password at main menu and then you will be asked
to enter the password. Do not type anything and just press the <Enter> key and it will disable
security. Once security is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter the BIOS setup
menu freely
NOTE: Don’t forget your password. If you forget the password, you will have to open the
computer case and clear all information in the CMOS before you can start up the system. But
by doing this, you will have to reset all previously set options.
APIC Mode:
If you set to Enabled, the next item will be available to choose. When you set it to Disabled,
the system will use the default six PCI IRQs for all devices, and will not increase the number
of PCI IRQs.
MPS Ver. Control For OS:
This item specifies which version of MPS (Multi-Processor Specification) this motherboard
will use. If you use an older OS for dual processor executing, please set this option to 1.1.
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB:
When the system memory is bigger than 64MB, the communication method between the
BIOS and the operating system will differ from one operating system to another. If you use
OS/2, select OS2; if you are using another operating system, select Non-OS2.
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability:
SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a techniques which warns
users of the HDD’s defects and informs the users to transfer HDD’s data to other places.
Therefore, this technique results in improving the confidence in data preservation and the
HDD itself. Therefore, if you make sure your HDD has supports this feature, then set this item
to Enabled. This allows the operating system to take the necessary precautions and warn the
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user. For detailed information of your HDD specs, please read the HDD’s user’s manual or
contact the dealer.
Report No FDD For WIN 95:
When using Windows® 95 without a floppy drive, please set this item to Yes. Otherwise, set it
to No. The default setting is No.
Small Logo(EPA) Show:
This item determines to show the EPA logo when booting. The default setting is Disabled.
4-4. Advanced Chipset Features Setup Menu
The Chipset Features Setup Menu is used to modify the contents of the buffers in the chipset
on the motherboard. Since the parameters of the buffers are closely related to hardware, if the
setup is not correct or is false, the motherboard will become unstable or you will not be able
to boot up. If you don’t know the hardware very well, use default values (i.e. use the LOAD
SETUP DEFAULTS option). The only time you might consider making any changes is if you
discover that data is being lost while using your system.
Figure 4-6. Chipset Features Setup Screen
DRAM Timing Selectable:
This item sets the optimal timings for the following four items, depending on the memory
module you are using. The default setting “By SPD” configures these four items by reading
the contents in the SPD (Serial Presence Detect) device. The EEPROM on the memory
module stores critical parameter information about the module, such as memory type, size,
speed, voltage interface, and module banks.
# CAS Latency Time:
This item controls the latency between the DRAM read command and the time that the data
becomes actually available. The options are: 1.5, 2, and 2.5.
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# Active to Precharge Delay:
The options are: 7, 6, and 5.
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DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
This item controls the latency between the DRAM active command and the read/write
command. The options are: 2 and 3.
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DRAM RAS# Precharge:
This item controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the DRAM.
Turbo Mode:
This item enhances performance by selecting Enabled, but the system night be unsteady. The
default setting is Disabled.
Command Pre Clock:
This item enhances performance by selecting Optimal, but the system night be unsteady. The
default setting is Auto.
System BIOS Cacheable:
You can select Enabled or Disabled. The default setting is Enabled. When you select Enabled
allows caching of the system BIOS ROM at F0000h-FFFFFh, resulting in better system
performance. However, if any program writes to this memory area, a system error may result.
Video BIOS Cacheable:
You can select Enabled or Disabled. The default setting is Enabled. Enabled allows caching
of the video BIOS, resulting in better system performance. However, if any program writes to
this memory area, a system error may result.
Memory Hole At 15M-16M:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. The default setting is Disabled. This option
is used to reserve the memory block 15M-16M for ISA adapter ROM. Some special
peripherals need to use a memory block located between 15M and 16M, and this memory
block has a size of 1M. We recommend that you disable this option.
Delayed Transaction:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. The default setting is Disabled. Set the
option to enabled or disabled PCI 2.1 features including passive release and delayed
transaction for the chipset. This function is used to meet the latency of PCI cycles to or from
the ISA bus. This option must be enabled to provide PCI 2.1 compliance. If you have an ISA
card compatibility problem, you can try to enable or disable this option for optimal results.
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Delay Prior to Thermal:
The options are: 4, 8, 16, and 32 Minutes. The default setting is 16 Min.
AGP Aperture Size:
This option specifies the amount of system memory that can be used by the AGP device.
AGP Data Transfer Rate:
You can select the AGP device data transfer rate capability.
On-Chip Video Window Size:
This option specifies the amount of system memory that can be used by the AGP graphic
data.
On-Chip Frame Buffer Size:
This option selects the size of on-chip frame buffer.
Boot Display:
This item is used for Intel define ADD card only. Leave this item to its default settings.
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4-5. Integrated Peripherals
In this menu, you can change the onboard I/O device, I/O port address and other hardware
settings.
Figure 4-7. Integrated Peripherals Menu Screen
Onboard IDE-1 Controller:
The onboard IDE 1 controller can be set as Enabled or Disabled. The default setting is
Enabled. The integrated peripheral controller contains an IDE interface with support for two
IDE channels. If you choose Disabled, it will effect the settings of four items not available.
For example, if you disabled the Onboard IDE-1 Controller, you will also disable the
Master/Slave Drive PIO Mode and Master/Slave Drive Ultra DMA.
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Master/Slave Drive PIO Mode
Six options are available: Auto $ Mode 0 $ Mode 1 $ Mode 2 $ Mode 3 $ Mode 4. The
five IDE PIO (Programmed Input/Output) items let you set a PIO mode (0-4) for each of the
four IDE devices that the onboard IDE interface supports. Modes 0 through 4 provide
successively increased performance. In Auto mode (default setting), the system automatically
determines the best mode for each device.
#
Master/Slave Drive Ultra DMA
Two options are available: Auto and Disabled. The default setting is Auto. Ultra DMA is a
DMA data transfer protocol that utilizes ATA commands and the ATA bus to allow DMA
commands to transfer data at a maximum burst rate of 100 MB/sec.
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Ultra DMA/33 or Ultra DMA/66/100 implementation is possible only if your IDE hard drive
supports it and the operating environment includes a DMA driver (Windows® 95 OSR2 / 98 /
ME / NT / 2000 or a third-party IDE bus master driver).
Auto: If your hard drive and your system software both support Ultra DMA, select Auto to
enable BIOS support.
Disabled: If you encounter a problem in using Ultra DMA devices, you can try to disable this
item.
Onboard IDE-2 Controller:
The description is same as the Onboard IDE-1 Controller.
USB Controller:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. The default setting is Enabled. This
motherboard provides two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports, thus supporting USB devices. If
you don't want to use USB devices, set it to Disabled, then the item USB Keyboard Support &
USB Mouse Support will also be disabled.
#
USB Keyboard Support:
Two options are available: OS and BIOS. The default setting is OS. If you want to use USB
keyboard in DOS environment, please set it to BIOS.
#
USB Mouse Support:
Two options are available: OS and BIOS. The default setting is OS. If you want to use USB
mouse in DOS environment, please set it to BIOS.
AC97 Audio
When set to Auto, it will allow the BIOS to detect the audio device you use. If an audio device
is detected, the onboard audio controller will be able to support it. If you want to use another
audio adapter card to connect the audio connectors, please set this item to Disabled.
Onboard LAN Controller:
This option enables or disables the LAN controller. The default setting is Enabled.
Onboard LAN Boot ROM:
This option enables or disables the Boot ROM on LAN controller. The default setting is
Enabled.
Init Display First:
Two options are available: PCI Slot and Onboard/AGP. The default setting is PCI Slot. When
you install an additional display card, you can choose either a PCI display card or an AGP
display card to activate the display boot-up screen.
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IDE HDD Block Mode:
Block mode is also called block transfer, multiple commands, or multiple sector read/write. If
your IDE hard drive supports block mode (most new drives do), select Enabled for automatic
detection of the optimal number of block read/writes per sector the drive can support. The
default setting is Enabled.
POWER ON Function:
This item allows you to select which way you want your system to power on. Seven items are
available: Password $ Hot Key $ Mouse Left $ Mouse Right $ Any Key $ BUTTON
ONLY $ Keyboard 98. The default setting is BUTTON ONLY.
NOTE: The mouse wake up function can only be used with the PS/2 mouse, not with a
mouse that uses the COM port and USB connection. Mouse Left (Mouse Right) means you
need to double click the mouse left (right) button, for the computer to power on. You also
need to note the compatibility issue with your PS/2 mouse. Some PS/2 mice cannot wake up
the system because of compatibility problems. Also, if the specs of your keyboard are too old,
it may fail to power on.
KB Power ON Password: This option allows you to set a password required in order to
Power ON your computer. You will be asked to enter your password and then to confirm it.
Do not forget your password. Should you forget your password, you will have to open your
computer case, clear the CMOS and reset all parameters again in order to be able to utilize
this function.
Hot Key Power ON: There are twelve options are available, Ctrl-F1 to Ctrl-F12. You can
select this item and using the <Ctrl> plus the one of each function key (F1 to F12) to power
on the computer. The default setting is Ctrl-F1.
Onboard FDC Controller:
This item enables or disables the onboard FDC controller.
Onboard Serial Port 1:
This is used to specify the I/O address and IRQ of Serial Port 1. Six options are available:
Disabled $ 3F8/IRQ4 $ 2F8/IRQ3 $ 3E8/IRQ4 $ 2E8/IRQ3 $ AUTO. The default
setting is 3F8/IRQ4.
Onboard Serial Port 2:
This is used to specify the I/O address and IRQ of Serial Port 2. Six options are available:
Disabled $ 3F8/IRQ4 $ 2F8/IRQ3 $ 3E8/IRQ4 $ 2E8/IRQ3 $ AUTO. The default
setting is 2F8/IRQ3.
UART Mode Select: Four options are available: Normal, IrDA, and ASKIR (Amplitude Shift
Keyed IR). The default setting is Normal.
RxD , TxD Active: Four options are available: Hi, Hi $ Hi, Lo $ Lo, Hi $ Lo, Lo. The
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default setting is Hi, Lo. Set IR transmission/reception polarity as High or Low.
IR Transmission Delay: Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. The default
setting is Enabled. Set IR transmission delays 4 character-time (40 bit-time) when SIR is
changed from RX mode to TX mode.
UR2 Duplex Mode: Two options are available: Full and Half. The default setting is Half.
This item lets you choose the operation mode for your IR KIT. Some IR device only can work
at half duplex mode. Refer to your IR KIT user's guide to find out which setting is correct.
Use IR Pins: Two options are available: RxD2, TxD2 and IR-Rx2Tx2. The default setting is
IR-Rx2Tx2. If you choose RxD2, TxD2, your motherboard must support a COM port IR KIT
connection. Otherwise, you can only choose the IR-Rx2Tx2 to use the IR header on your
motherboard to connect your IR KIT. Please use the default setting.
Onboard Parallel Port:
Sets the I/O address and IRQ of the onboard parallel port. Four options are available: Disable
$ 378/IRQ7 $ 278/IRQ5 $ 3BC/IRQ7. Default setting is 378/IRQ7.
Parallel Port Mode: Four options are available: SPP $ EPP $ ECP $ ECP+EPP $
Normal. The default setting is SPP mode.
EPP Mode Select: Two options are available: EPP1.7 $ EPP1.9. The default setting is EPP
1.7. When the mode selected for the parallel port mode is EPP, the two EPP version options
are available.
ECP Mode Use DMA: Two options are available: 1 $ 3. The default setting is 3. When the
mode selected for the parallel port mode is ECP, the DMA channel selected can be Channel 1
or Channel 3.
Game Port Address:
This item sets the address of the onboard game port connector.
Midi Port Address:
This item sets the address of the onboard midi port connector.
Midi Port IRQ: This item sets the IRQ of the onboard midi port connector. If you choose
disable the Midi Port Address, then this field is not available.
NOTE: If you bought an audio adapter and wanted to replace the use of onboard audio
solution, you have to disable three items in BIOS. Otherwise, your audio adapter may not
work well. These three items are:
AC 97 Audio: set to Disabled
Game Port Address: set to Disabled
Midi Port Address: set to Disabled
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4-6. Power Management Setup Menu
This menu sets up the power management in order to reduce power consumption.
Figure 4-8. Power Management Setup Menu
ACPI Suspend Type
This item specifies the power saving mode for ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface). The options are: S1(POS), S3(STR), and Auto.
•
S1 (POS): Enables the function of Power On Suspend.
•
S3 (STR): Enables the function of Suspend to RAM.
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume:
This item decides to run the VGABIOS or not if the S3 status resumes.
USB Dev Wake-Up From S3
This item allows you to use a USB device to wake up a system that is in the S3 (STR) state.
Modem Use IRQ:
You can specify the IRQ for modem use. Eight options are available: NA $ 3 $ 4 $ 5 $ 7
$ 9 $ 10 $ 11. The default setting is NA.
Soft-Off by PBTN
Two options are available: Instant-off and Delay 4 Sec.. The default setting is Instant-off.
Pressing the power button for more than four seconds forces the system to enter the Soft-Off
state when the system has “hung”.
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CPU THRM-Throttling
This option is used during Suspend To RAM (STR) mode. It controls the CPU speed as a
percentage of regular power.
Wake-Up by PCI card(PME#):
This item allows you wake-up your computer by PCI devices. For instance, if you had
installed a PCI LAN card with Wake-Up on LAN capability, then you could wake-up your
computer from another computer via a network by sending a wake-up frame signal. This
feature also allows the PCI card built-in hardware function to support the wake up function
without special cables connected to the motherboard.
NOTE: This feature needs a specific network interface (optional). Also your ATX power
supply +5V standby power must be at least 720mA compatible.
Power On by Ring:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. Default setting is Disabled. If you connect
an external modem to the onboard serial port, the system will be turned on when a telephone
ring-up occurs.
Wake-Up by Onboard Lan:
This item allows to wake up the system through the onboard LAN.
Resume by Alarm:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. Default setting is Disabled. The RTC alarm
can turn on the system. You can set Date (of month) and Time (hour, minute, and second)
when you set this item to Enabled.
Reload Global Timer Events
When one of the specified events occur, the count down made for entry in power saving mode
goes back to zero. Since the computer will enter a power saving mode only after an inactivity
delay specified (time specific for Doze, Standby and Suspend modes) and after it has no
activity, during this time period, any event will cause the computer to re-count the time
elapsed. Resume events are operations or signals that cause the computer to resume time
counting.
Primary IDE 0 / Primary IDE 1: Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. The
default setting is Disabled. If any primary IDE master/slave I/O activity occurs, it will cause
the computer to re-count the time elapsed.
Secondary IDE 0 / Secondary IDE 1: Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled.
Default setting is Disabled. If any secondary IDE master/slave I/O activity occurs, it will
cause the computer to re-count the time elapsed.
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FDD, COM, LPT Port: Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. Default setting is
Disabled. If any floppy disk, COM ports and Parallel port I/O activity occurs, it will cause the
computer to re-count the time elapsed.
PCI PIRQ[A-H]#: Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. Default setting is
Disabled. If any INTA~INTD signal activity occurs, it will cause the computer to re-count the
time elapsed.
PWR ON After PWR-Fail:
This setting lets you set the system action after a power failure.
4-7. PnP/PCI Configurations
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. PCI, or Personal Computer
Interconnect, is a system which allows I/O devices to operate at speeds nearing the speed the
CPU itself uses when communicating with its own special components. This section covers
some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that only experienced users should
make any changes to the default settings.
Figure 4-9. PnP/PCI Configurations Setup Screen Shot
Resources Controlled By:
Two options are available: Auto(ESCD) and Manual. Default setting is Auto(ESCD). When
the setting is Auto(ESCD), the IRQ Resources and Memory Resources can not be changed.
When resources are controlled manually, the IRQ Resources and Memory Resources can then
be changed.
PCI PnP devices compliant with the Plug and Play standard, whether designed for the PCI
bus architecture.
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capability to automatically configure all of the boot
and Plug and Play compatible devices. If you select Auto (ESCD), the IRQ Resources item
will be disabled, as the BIOS automatically assigns them. But if you have trouble in assigning
the interrupt resources automatically, you can select Manual to set which IRQ is assigned to
PCI PnP cards.
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The following figure shows you the screen of IRQ resources. Each item has two options: PCI
Device and Reserved. The default setting is PCI Device.
Figure 4-10. IRQ Resources Setup Screen Shot
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop:
This option allows the BIOS to preview VGA Status, and to modify the information delivered
from the Feature Connector of the VGA card to the MPEG Card. This option can solve the
display inversion to black after you have used the MPEG card.
Allocate IRQ to VGA :
Two options are available: Disabled or Enabled. The default setting is Enabled. Name the
interrupt request (IRQ) line assigned to the USB/VGA/ACPI (if any) on your system. Activity
of the selected IRQ always awakens the system. You can assign an IRQ for the PCI VGA or
Disabled.
Allocate IRQ to USB:
Two options are available: Disabled or Enabled. The default setting is Enabled. If you need
another IRQ to be freed up, you can choose to disable this item, and you can get an IRQ. But
in some situations in Windows® 95 it may cause the USB port to malfunction or have other
problems!
PCI Latency Timer(CLK):
This option selects the controls for the amount of time that the ICH arbiter allows a PCI
initiator to perform multiple back-to-back transactions on the PCI bus.
PIRQ_0 Use IRQ No. ~PIRQ_7 Use IRQ No. :
This item allows the IRQ number for the device installed on PCI slots to be specified by the
system automatically or yiou can specify a fixed IRQ number. This is a useful function when
you want to fix the IRQ for a specific device. For example, if you want to move your hard
disk to another computer and don’t want to re-install Windows® NT, then you can specify the
IRQ for the device installed on the new computer to fit the original computer settings.
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This feature is for the operating system that will record and fix the PCI configuration status, if
you want to change it.
For the relations between the hardware layout of PIRQ (the signals from the ICH chipset),
INT# (means PCI slot IRQ signals) and devices, please refer to the table below:
Signals
PIRQ_0 Assignment
PIRQ_1 Assignment
PIRQ_2 Assignment
PIRQ_3 Assignment
PIRQ_4 Assignment
PIRQ_5 Assignment
PIRQ_6 Assignment
PIRQ_7 Assignment
PCI-1
PCI-2
PCI-3
PCI-4
INT A
INT B
INT C
INT D
INT D
INT A
INT B
INT C
INT C
INT D
INT A
INT B
INT B
INT C
INT D
INT A
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4-8. PC Health Status
You can set the warning temperature for your computer system, and you can check the fan
speeds and power supply voltages of your computer system. The features are useful for
monitoring all the important parameters within your computer system. We call it the PC
Health Status.
Figure 4-11. PC Health Status Screen Shot
FAN Fail Alarm Selectable:
This item lets you select which one of the fans will be monitored for malfunction.
Shutdown Temperature:
Once the system or CPU temperature exceeds the temperature specified, the CPU will
shutdown automatically to avoid damaging. This function only works for an ACPI OS such as
Windows 98/Windows 2000 with ACPI activated.
CPU Warning Temperature:
This item lets you select the temperature at which you want the system to send out a warning
message to the PC speakers of when the temperature goes beyond either limit. You can select
the temperatures you want. The ranges are from 30°C/86°F to 120°C/248°F, default setting is
75°C/167°F。
Chassis Open Warning:
This item enables or disables the chassis-open warning function.
All Voltages, Fans Speed and Thermal Monitoring:
These unchangeable items list the current status of the CPU and environment temperatures,
fan speeds, and system power voltage.
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NOTE: The hardware monitoring features for temperatures, fans and voltages will occupy the
I/O address from 294H to 297H. If you have a network adapter, sound card or other add-on
cards that might use those I/O addresses, please adjust your add-on card I/O address to avoid
using these addresses.
4-9. Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Loads Fail Safe settings into the BIOS Setup program. These options are designed to slow the
system down for troubleshooting purposes. To load the default values, highlight this option
and press <Enter>. Enter “Y” in the confirmation screen and press <Enter> again.
User-defined options in the Standard CMOS Setup are not affected.
4-10. Load Optimized Defaults
Loads the default values for best performance into the BIOS Setup program. To load the
default values, highlight this option and press <Enter>. Enter “Y” in the confirmation screen
and press <Enter> again. User-defined options in the Standard CMOS Setup are not
affected.
4-11. Supervisor Password and User Password Setting
Password can be set to provide protection for the BIOS configuration options, or to restrict
access to computer itself.
When enabled, User Password will request all users to enter a password in order to use the
system, and/or enter the BIOS setup (but can’t change its contents). A Supervisor Password is
used to protect the stored CMOS options from being changed by unauthorized users.
Keep in mind that when set, a password is required only when booting the system. It will not
provide protection to a system that is already booted.
The password check option is set in Advanced BIOS Features by choosing either System (the
password appears every time the system is powered on) or Setup (the password prompt
appears only when the users enter the BIOS Setup). The password is stored in CMOS RAM,
and can be cleared by the Clear CMOS jumper.
To Set a Password:
You must first set the Supervisor Password by choosing (Supervisor) Password and pressing
<Enter>. Setup prompts for a password.
Enter a 1-8 character password using letters, numbers, or a combination of both. The specific
characters are not shown as you enter them. Press <Enter>.
A confirmation box appears asking you to re-enter the password. Enter the password again.
Press <Enter>. Follow the same procedure to set the Use Password.
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To disable a password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter the password. A
message will confirm the password will be disabled. Once the password is disabled, the
system will boot and you can enter Setup freely.
Changing a Password:
Select the appropriate password option (Supervisor or User) from the main menu and press
<Enter>. Enter the current password and press <Enter>. The screen does not display the
characters entered. Enter in the new password, then the confirmation. You cannot change the
current password unless you know it.
Erasing a Password:
If you know the current password, but want to disable password checking, follow the
procedure for changing the password. When Setup prompts for the new password, simply
press <Enter>. You will see a message indicating that the password is disabled.
If you do not know the current password, the CMOS must be cleared by the CMOS clearing
jumper.
* This will clear all user-defined BIOS Setup options.
4-12. Save & Exit Setup / Exit Without Saving
Selecting Save & Exit Setup to save into the CMOS memory all modifications specified
during the current session. To save the configuration changes, highlight this option in the
main menu and press <Enter>. The system displays a confirmation message on the screen.
Press “Y” and then <Enter>. Press the “N” and then <Enter> to abort. The Exit Without
Saving options allows the user to exit the BIOS Setup without updating any changes made
during the current session.
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Install Intel Chipset Driver
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Appendix A. Install Intel Chipset Driver
NOTE: Please install this Intel Chipset Driver before installing VGA and Audio driver.
The installation procedures and screen
shots in this chapter are based on Windows
2000 operating system. Please follow the
on-screen instruction for those of other
operating system.
Insert the Installation Disk into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation
program automatically. If not, double-click
the execution file at the main directory of
this Installation Disk to enter the
installation menu.
3. Click “Yes”.
1. Click “Intel Chipset Driver”.
4. Click “Next>”.
2. Click “Next>”.
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5. Choose “Yes, I want to restart my
computer now”, and click “Finish” to end the
installation.
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Install Intel Application Accelerator
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Appendix B. Install Intel Application Accelerator
NOTE: Please make sure to install the “Intel Chipset Driver” first and to reboot the system
before installing this “Intel Application Accelerator”.
The installation procedures and screen
shots in this chapter are based on Windows
2000 operating system. Please follow the
on-screen instruction for those of other
operating system.
Insert the Installation Disk into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation
program automatically. If not, double-click
the execution file at the main directory of
this Installation Disk to enter the
installation menu.
3. Click “Yes”.
1. Click “Intel Application Accelerator”.
4. Click “Next>”.
2. Click “Next>”.
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5. Click “Next>”.
6. Choose “Yes, I want to restart my
computer now”, and click “Finish” to end the
installation.
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Install VGA Driver
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Appendix C. Install VGA Driver
The installation procedures and screen
shots in this chapter are based on Windows
2000 operating system. Please follow the
on-screen instruction for those of other
operating system.
Insert the Installation Disk into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation
program automatically. If not, double-click
the execution file at the main directory of
this Installation Disk to enter the
installation menu.
3. Click “Yes”.
1. Click “VGA Driver”.
4. Click “Yes”.
2. Click “Next>”.
5. Choose “Yes, I want to restart my
computer now”, and click “Finish” to end the
installation.
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Install Audio Driver
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Appendix D. Install Audio Driver
The installation procedures and screen
shots in this chapter are based on Windows
2000 operating system. Please follow the
on-screen instruction for those of other
operating system.
Insert the Installation Disk into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation
program automatically. If not, double-click
the execution file at the main directory of
this Installation Disk to enter the
installation menu.
3. Click “Next>”.
1. Click “AC97 Audio Driver”.
4. Click “Next>”.
2. Click “Next>”.
5. Click “Next>”.
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6. Click “Next>”.
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9. Click “Finish”.
10. Click “Yes” to end the installation and to
restart the computer now.
7. Click “Yes”.
8. Click “Yes”.
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Appendix E. Install LAN Driver
The installation procedures and screen
shots in this chapter are based on Windows
2000 operating system. Please follow the
on-screen instruction for those of other
operating system.
Insert the Installation Disk into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation
program automatically. If not, double-click
the execution file at the main directory of
this Installation Disk to enter the
installation menu.
3. Click “Finish”.
1. Click “LAN Driver”.
2. Click “Next >”.
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Install USB2.0 Driver
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Appendix F. Install USB2.0 Driver
For Intel ICH4 USB 2.0 Driver: Please look into our Web site at
http://www.abit.com.tw/abitweb/webjsp/english/faqs/ich4usb2.htm for the formal
driver release.
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BIOS Update Guide
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Appendix G. BIOS Update Guide
The procedure illustrated here is based on the model SE6 as an example; all other models
follow the same process.
1. First, find out the model name and version number of this motherboard. You can find a
sticker with model name and version number on one slot or at the back of the
motherboard.
2. Find out the current BIOS ID.
For example, in this case, the current BIOS ID is “00”. If you already have the latest BIOS, no
any update action is necessary. If your BIOS is not the latest BIOS, go on to the next step.
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3. Download the correct BIOS file from our Web site.
Go to our Web site and choose the correct BIOS file and download it.
4. Double click the download file, it will self-extract to .bin file.
5. Make a bootable floppy disk and copy the necessary files onto it.
You may make a floppy disk bootable either in Explorer or in the DOS prompt mode.
After formatting and transferring the system to the floppy disk, copy two files into it. One is
the BIOS flash utility “awdflash.exe” and the other is the decompressed BIOS binary file.
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6. Boot off floppy disk.
Please set the first boot sequence as “floppy” in BIOS and boot off the floppy disk.
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7. Flash the BIOS in pure DOS mode.
After successfully booting off of the floppy, execute the flash utility according to these
instructions.
Note
•
We strongly recommend you use the above parameters following ‘awdflash’ to flash
your BIOS.
DO NOT just type “awdflash se6_sw.bin” without the above parameters following
the “.bin” file.
•
The Award flash utility cannot be completed under the Windows® environment. It
must be done in a pure DOS environment.
•
You should check which BIOS file is to be used with your motherboard, don't flash
with the wrong BIOS file. Otherwise, it may cause system malfunctions.
•
Please do not use the Award flash memory writer version earlier than Version 7.52C to
flash the BIOS. Otherwise, it may cause flash fail or un-anticipated problems.
•
During the updating, the progress will be measured by white blocks. The last four blue
blocks of the flash update process represent the “BIOS boot block”. The BIOS boot
block is used to prevent the BIOS from becoming corrupt during programming. It
should not be programmed every time. If this “BIOS boot block” remains intact when
the BIOS becomes corrupt during programming, then you can boot from a bootable
floppy next time you boot your computer. This allows you to flash your BIOS again
without the need for technical support from the dealer.
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Appendix H. The Winbond Hardware Doctor Utility
The Winbond Hardware Doctor is a self-diagnostic system for PCs used with Winbond
W83627HF chipset. It protects PC hardware by monitoring several critical items including
power supply voltages, CPU & system fan speeds and CPU and system temperatures. These
items are important for the system operation. Errors may result in permanent damage to the
PC. Once any item is out of its normal range, a warning message pops up reminding you to
take proper measures.
Insert the Installation Disk into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation
program automatically. If not, double-click
the execution file at the main directory of
this Installation Disk to enter the
installation menu.
3. Click “Next >”.
1. Click “Utility”.
4. Click “Next >”.
2. Click “Winbond Hardware Doctor”.
5. Click “Next >”.
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6. Choose “Yes, I want to restart my
computer now”, and then click “Finish” to end
the installation.
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9. This is the warning message window:
Ignore: You can ignore the warning
message of the item, but it will pop up
again when an error of the same item
reoccurs.
Disable: The chosen item will be no
longer monitored thereafter, unless you
activate it in the “Configuration” page.
Shutdown: Choosing this button will
shutdown the computer.
Help: You can read more information and
self-diagnose simple problems.
7. Execute the Hardware Doctor by entering
the Windows Menu “Start” $ “Programs” $
“Winbond” $ “Hardware Doctor”.
If the warning message pops up due to the
wrong warning limit, you can adjust it in
the “Configuration” option. For example,
if you set the temperature high limit to
40°C, you will easily exceed the “proper”
temperature.
Pay attention to two things when you want
to
make
any
change
to
the
“Configuration” option. Firstly, you have
to make sure your new setting is in the
proper range. Secondly, after you finished
the configuration, you have to save it.
Otherwise, the program will start with the
default value next time.
8. This screen appears. Hardware Doctor
shows you the status of Voltage, Fan Speed, and
Temperature readings as well. If any reading is
critical or over its limitation, the reading turns
red. Also, a pop-up window appears warning
you the system has a problem!
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If you encounter any problem or have any
question about the software settings and
adjustments, please use the Winbond
hardware doctor on-line help. It should
give you enough information to answer
your questions.
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Installation Guide for Suspend to RAM
Suspend To RAM (STR) is a cost-effective, optimal implementation of the ACPI 1.0
specification. The ACPI specification defines the S3 sleep state, in which 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.
The STR function enables a PC to achieve the S3 state during idle periods, then quick “wake
up” and retrieve the last “state” of the system before it went to sleep. When idle, STR-enabled
systems consume only a small fraction of the power used for full operation. Instead of
shutting down the system to save power when not in use and then having to reboot later, users
can let the STR function take over and not have to worry about using power to run all the
electronics, fans and disks. When needed, a PC with STR function can restore all applications
and features to an operational state within a few seconds.
The following description will tell you how to install the STR function and use it.
NOTE: To get Windows® 98 to enable the ACPI BIOS function, you have to type the
parameter after the setup command, for example, setup /p j. This command will let Windows®
98 automatically install the necessary elements for the ACPI BIOS. If you have already
installed Windows® 98 without using this command, you have to re-install Windows® 98 and
use the /p j command. Otherwise, your Windows® 98 ACPI function may not work.
As above note mentioned, you have to use the parameter come with the setup command to
install your Windows® 98. After you complete Windows® 98 installation and reboot your
computer, you can see these items show up in the System Properties $ Device Manager:
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% ACPI System Button
% Advance Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) BIOS
% SCI IRQ use by ACPI bus
% System board extension for ACPI BIOS
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Method 2: Define the case “Power”
button to initiate STR sleep Mode
After these items show up, you can go to
the next step for the STR function setting.
How to use the STR function:
There are two ways to put your system
into STR mode:
Method 1: Select “Stand by” in the “Shut
Down Windows” area.
1. Open “Control Panel”, and then enter
“Power Management”.
1. Click “Start” in the Windows Tools Bar,
and then select “Shut Down…”
2. Select “Advanced”, and then set the
“Power Buttons” to “Standby”.
2. Select “Stand by”, and then click “OK”.
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Restart your computer to put these settings
into effect. Now you will only need to
press the “Power” button on the front
panel of the chassis when you want to put
your computer into STR sleep mode.
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Appendix J. Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?)
Motherboard Troubleshooting:
Q & A:
Q: Do I need to clear the CMOS before I use a new motherboard to assemble my new
computer system?
A: Yes, we highly recommend that you clear the CMOS before installing a new motherboard.
Please move the CMOS jumper from its default 1-2 position to 2-3 for a few seconds, and
then back. When you boot up your system for the first time, follow the instructions in the
user's manual to load the optimized defaults.
Q: If my systems hang when I update the BIOS or set the wrong CPU parameters, what
should I do?
A: Whenever you update the BIOS or if the system hangs due to wrong CPU parameters
setting, always clear CMOS jumper before booting up again.
Q: How can I get a quick response to my request for technical support?
A: Be sure to follow the guidelines as stated in the “Technical Support Form” section of this
manual.
If you have a problem during operation, in order to help our technical support personnel
quickly determine the problem with your motherboard and give you the answers you need,
before filling in the technical support form, eliminate any peripheral that is not related to
the problem, and indicate it on the form. Fax this form to your dealer or to the company
where you bought the hardware in order to benefit from our technical support. (You can
refer to the examples given below)
Example 1: With a system including: motherboard (with CPU, DRAM, COAST...) HDD,
CD-ROM, FDD, VGA CARD, MPEG CARD, SCSI CARD, SOUND CARD,
etc. After the system is assembled, if you cannot boot up, check the key
components of the system using the procedure described below. First remove
all interface cards except the VGA card and try to reboot.
If you still cannot boot up:
Try installing another brand/model VGA card and see if the system will start.
If it still does not start, note the VGA card model, motherboard model, Bios
identification number, CPU on the technical support form (refer to main
instructions), and describe the problem in the problem description space
provided.
If you can boot up:
Insert the interface cards you have removed back into the system, one by one
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and try to start the system each time you insert a card, until the system will not
start. Keep the VGA card and the interface card that caused the problem
inserted on the motherboard, remove any other cards or peripheral, and start
again. If you still cannot start, note the information related to both cards in the
add-on Card space provided, and don’t forget to indicate the motherboard
model, version, BIOS identification number, CPU (refer to main instructions),
and give a description of the problem.
Example 2: With a system including the motherboard (with CPU, DRAM, COAST...)
HDD, CD-ROM, FDD, VGA CARD, LAN CARD, MPEG CARD, SCSI
CARD, SOUND CARD, after assembly and after having installed the Sound
Card Driver, when you restart the system, when it runs the Sound Card Driver,
it resets automatically. This problem may be due to the Sound Card Driver.
During the Starting DOS… procedure, press SHIFT (BY-PASS) key, to skip
CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT; edit CONFIG.SYS with a text editor,
and in function the line that loads the Sound Card Driver, add a remark REM,
in order to disable the Sound Card Driver. See the example below.
CONFIG.SYS:
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE HIGHSCAN
DOS=HIGH, UMB
FILES=40
BUFFERS=36
REM DEVICEHIGH=C:\PLUGPLAY\DWCFGMG.SYS
LASTDRIVE=Z
Restart the system. If the system starts and does not reset, you can be sure that
the problem is due to the Sound Card Driver. Write down the Sound Card
model, motherboard model, BIOS identification number on the technical
support file (refer to main instructions), and describe the problem in the space
provided.
We will show you how to fill the “Technical Support Form”.
Main instructions:
To fill in this “Technical Support Form”, refer to the step-by-step instructions given below:
1*. MODEL: Note the model number given in your user’s manual.
Example: BG-71, BD7L-RAID, etc…
2*. Motherboard model number (REV): Note the motherboard model number labeled on
the motherboard as “REV:*.**”.
Example: REV: 1.01
3*. BIOS ID and Part Number: See the on screen message.
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4. DRIVER REV: Note the driver version number indicated on the DEVICE DRIVER disk
(if any) as “Release *.**”. For example:
5*. OS/APPLICATION: Indicate the operating system and applications you are running on
the system.
Example: MS-DOS® 6.22, Windows® 98 SE, Windows® 2000, etc....
*
6 . CPU: Indicate the brand and the speed (MHz) of your CPU.
Example:(A) In the “Brand” space, write “Intel”, in the “Specifications” space, write
“Pentium® 4 1.9GHz”。
7. HDD: Indicate the brand and specifications of your HDD(s), specify if the HDD is using
&IDE1 or &IDE2. If you know the disk capacity, indicate it and check (“'”) “ ”; in
case you give no indication, we will consider that your HDD is “(IDE1” Master.
Example: In the “HDD” space, check the box, in the Brand space, write “Seagate”, in the
Specifications space, write “ST31621A (1.6GB)”.
8. CD-ROM Drive: Indicate the brand and specifications of your CD-ROM drive. Specify
if it uses & IDE1 or &IDE2, and check (“'”) “ ”; in case you give no indication, we
will consider that your CD-ROM is “(IDE2” Master.
Example: In the “CD-ROM drive” space, check the box, in the Brand space, write
“Mitsumi”, in the Specifications space, write “FX-400D”.
9. System Memory (DDR SDRAM): Indicate the brand and specifications (DDR DIMM)
of your system memory. Such as Density, Description, Module Components, Module Part
Number, CAS Latency, and Speed (MHz).
For example: In the Brand space, write “Micron”, in the Specifications space, write:
Density: 128MB, Description: SS 16 Megx72 2.5V ECC Gold, Module Components:
(9) 16 Megx 8, Module Part Number: MT9VDDT1672AG, CAS Latency: 2, Speed
(MHz): 200 MHz.
Please give us the detailed information of your DDR SDRAM module; it will help us to
simulate the problems you met.
10. ADD-ON CARD: Indicate which add-on cards you are absolutely sure are related to the
problem.
If you cannot identify the problem’s origin, indicate all the add-on cards inserted into your
system.
NOTE: Items between the “*” are absolutely necessary.
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Technical Support Form
! Company Name:
* Phone Number:
" Contact Person:
# Fax Number:
+ E-mail Address:
Model
*
Motherboard Model No.
BIOS ID #
DRIVER REV
OS/Application
*
Hardware Name
Brand Specifications
CPU
HDD
CD-ROM-Drive
System Memory
ADD-ON CARD
Problem Description:
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IDE1
IDE2
IDE1
IDE2
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Appendix K. How to Get Technical Support
(From our website) http://www.abit.com.tw
(In North America) http://www.abit-usa.com
(In Europe) http://www.abit.nl
Thank you for choosing ABIT products. ABIT sells all our products through distributors,
resellers and system integrators; we have no direct sales to end-users. Before sending email
for tech support please check with your resellers or integrators if you need any services, they
are the ones who sold you your system and they should know best as to what can be done,
how they serve you is a good reference for future purchases.
We appreciate every customer and would like to provide the best service to you. Providing
fast service to our customers is our top priority. However we receive many phone calls and a
huge amount of email from all over the world. At the present time it is impossible for us to
respond to every single inquiry. Therefore it is quite possible that if you send an email to us
that you may not receive a response.
We have done many compatibility tests and reliability tests to make sure our products have
the best quality and compatibility. In case you need service or technical support, please
understand the constraint we have and always check with the reseller who sold the product
to you first.
To expedite service, we recommend that you follow the procedures outlined below before
contacting us. With your help, we can meet our commitment to provide the best service to the
greatest number of ABIT customers:
1. Check the Manual. It sounds simple but we have taken a lot of care in making a
well-written and thorough manual. It is full of information that doesn't only pertain to
motherboards. The CD-ROM included with your board will have the manual as well as
drivers. If you don't have either one, go to our Program Download Area of the Website or
FTP server.
2. Download latest BIOS, software or drivers. Please go to our Program Download area
on our Website to check to see if you have the latest BIOS. They are developed over
periods of time to fixes bugs or incompatibilities. Also please make sure you have the
latest drivers from your peripheral cards makers!
3. Check the ABIT Technical Terms Guide and FAQ on our Website. We are trying to
expand and make the FAQs more helpful and information rich. Let us know if you have
any suggestions. For hot topics check out our HOT FAQ!
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4. Internet Newsgroups. They are a great source of information and many people there can
offer help. ABIT's Internet News group, alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit, is an ideal
forum for the public to exchange information and discuss experiences they have had with
ABIT products. Many times you will see that your question has already been asked before.
This is a public Internet news group and it is reserved for free discussions. Here is a list of
some of the more popular ones:
alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit
comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.chips
alt.comp.hardware.overclocking
alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt
alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
5. Ask your reseller. Your ABIT authorized distributor should be able to provide the fastest
solution to your technical problem. We sell our products through distributors who sell to
resellers and stores. Your reseller should be very familiar with your system configuration
and should be able to solve your problem much more efficiently than we could. After all,
your reseller regards you as an important customer who may purchase more products and
who can urge your friends to buy from him or her as well. They integrated and sold the
system to you. They should know best what your system configuration is and your
problem. They should have reasonable return or refund policies. How they serve you is
also a good reference for your next purchase.
6. Contacting ABIT. If you feel that you need to contact ABIT directly you can send email
to the ABIT technical support department. First, please contact the support team for the
branch office closest to you. They will be more familiar with local conditions and
problems and will have better insight as to which resellers offer what products and
services. Due to the huge number of emails coming in every day and other reasons, such
as the time required for problem reproduction, we will not be able to reply to every email.
Please understand that we are selling through distribution channels and don't have the
resources to serve every end-user. However, we will try to do our best to help every
customer. Please also remember that for many of our technical support team English is a
second language, you will have a better chance of getting a helpful answer if your
question can be understood in the first place. Be sure to use very, simple, concise
language that clearly states the problem, avoid rambling or flowery language and always
list your system components. Here is the contact information for our branch offices:
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In North America and South America please contact:
ABIT Computer (USA) Corporation
46808 Lakeview Blvd.
Fremont, California 94538, U.S.A.
[email protected]
[email protected]
Tel: 1-510-623-0500
Fax: 1-510-623-1092
In the UK and Ireland:
ABIT Computer Corporation Ltd.
Unit 3, 24-26 Boulton Road
Stevenage, Herts SG1 4QX, UK
[email protected]
[email protected]
Tel: 44-1438-228888
Fax: 44-1438-226333
In Germany and Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) countries:
AMOR Computer B.V. (ABIT's European Office)
Van Coehoornstraat 7,
5916 PH Venlo, The Netherlands
[email protected]
[email protected]
Tel: 31-77-3204428
Fax: 31-77-3204420
All other territories not covered above please contact:
Taiwan Head Office
When contacting our headquarters please note we are located in Taiwan and we are 8+
GMT time. In addition, we have holidays that may be different from those in your
country.
ABIT Computer Corporation
No. 323, YangGuang St.,
Neihu, Taipei, 114, Taiwan
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Tel: 886-2-8751-8888
Fax: 886-2-8751-3381
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7. RMA Service. If your system has been working but it just stopped, but you have not
installed any new software or hardware recently, it is likely that you have a defective
component. Please contact the reseller from whom you bought the product. You should be
able to get RMA service there.
8. Reporting Compatibility Problems to ABIT. Because of tremendous number of email
messages we receive every day, we are forced to give greater weight to certain types of
messages than to others. For this reason, any compatibility problem that is reported to us,
giving detailed system configuration information and error symptoms will receive the
highest priority. For the other questions, we regret that we may not be able to reply
directly. But your questions may be posted to the Internet news group in order that a
larger number of users can have the benefit of the information. Please check the news
group from time to time.
9. The information listed below are some chipset vendors’ WEB site addresses for your
reference:
ALi’s WEB site: http://www.ali.com.tw/
HighPoint Technology Inc.’s WEB site: http://www.highpoint-tech.com/
Intel’s WEB site: http://www.intel.com/
SiS’ WEB site: http://www.sis.com.tw/
VIA’s WEB site: http://www.via.com.tw/
Thank you, ABIT Computer Corporation
http://www.abit.com.tw
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