DFI LanParty NFII Ultra B User`s manual

System Board
User’s Manual
935-NF4F05-300G
92440643
Copyright
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FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician for
help.
Notice:
1. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority
to operate the equipment.
2. Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with
the emission limits.
Table of Contents
About this Manual................................................................................
Warranty.................................................................................................
Registering the Product.......................................................................
Static Electricity Precaution................................................................
Safety Measures.....................................................................................
About the Package...............................................................................
Before Using the System Board.........................................................
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Chapter 1 - Introduction....................................................................
Specifications...................................................................................................................................
Features..............................................................................................................................................
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Deutsch...............................................................................................................................................
Español................................................................................................................................................
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation....................................................
System Board Layout ..........................................................................................................
System Memory..........................................................................................................................
CPU.......................................................................................................................................................
Jumper Settings............................................................................................................................
Rear Panel I/O Ports.............................................................................................................
Internal I/O Connectors.....................................................................................................
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup...................................................................... 72
Award BIOS Setup Utility................................................................................................. 72
NVRAID BIOS.......................................................................................................................... 115
Updating the BIOS..................................................................................................................116
Chapter 4 - Supported Softwares..................................................... 118
Chapter 5 - Cool’n’Quiet Technology.............................................. 130
Chapter 6 - RAID................................................................................. 133
Chapter 7 - SLI Technology.................................................................138
Appendix A - System Error Message............................................... 144
Appendix B - Troubleshooting.......................................................... 146
About this Manual
An electronic file of this manual is included in the CD. To view the
user’s manual, insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun
screen (Mainboard Utility CD) will appear. Click the “TOOLS” icon
then click “Manual” on the main menu.
Warranty
1. Warranty does not cover damages or failures that arised from
misuse of the product, inability to use the product, unauthorized
replacement or alteration of components and product specifications.
2. The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to physical abuse, improper installation, modification, accidents or unauthorized repair of the product.
3. Unless otherwise instructed in this user’s manual, the user may
not, under any circumstances, attempt to perform service, adjustments or repairs on the product, whether in or out of warranty.
It must be returned to the purchase point, factory or authorized
service agency for all such work.
4. We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or
consequencial damages to the product that has been modified
or altered.
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Registering the Product
We encourage you to register your DFI product online. DFI’s product
registration service entitles you to notifications about product
updates, special discounts and/or promotional offers; and puts your
licensing information on file so that we may efficiently assist you if in
any case needed. Please follow the steps below to access the
product egistration page.
1. Run Internet Explorer then type www.dfi.com.tw in the Address bar.
On DFI’s homepage, click Global or the language of your choice.
2. Click the Support menu then select Product Register Service.
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3. The DFI Product Registration page will appear. Click Next to
continue.
4. Select or fill in the necessary information to complete the
registration.
5. Thank you for registering your DFI product.
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Static Electricity Precautions
It is quite easy to inadvertently damage your PC, system board,
components or devices even before installing them in your system
unit. Static electrical discharge can damage computer components
without causing any signs of physical damage. You must take extra
care in handling them to ensure against electrostatic build-up.
1. To prevent electrostatic build-up, leave the system board in its
anti-static bag until you are ready to install it.
2. Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
3. Do all preparation work on a static-free surface.
4. Hold the device only by its edges. Be careful not to touch any of
the components, contacts or connections.
5. Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold modules or connectors by their ends.
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk
drive and other components. Perform the upgrade instruction
procedures described at an ESD workstation only. If such a
station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection
by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal
part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact with the system chassis throughout
any procedures requiring ESD protection.
Safety Measures
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range.
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis
cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing,
cover the system chassis before plugging the power cord.
Battery:
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by
the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
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About the Package
The system board package contains the following items. If any of
these items are missing or damaged, please contact your dealer or
sales representative for assistance.
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One system board
One IDE cable
One floppy cable
Two Serial ATA data cables
One Serial ATA power cable
One I/O shield
One SLI bridge (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G only)
One RAID driver diskette
One “Mainboard Utility” CD
One user’s manual
The system board and accessories in the package may not come
similar to the information listed above. This may differ in accordance
to the sales region or models in which it was sold. For more information about the standard package in your region, please contact
your dealer or sales representative.
Before Using the System Board
Before using the system board, prepare basic system components.
If you are installing the system board in a new system, you will need
at least the following internal components.
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A CPU
Memory module
Storage devices such as hard disk drive, CD-ROM, etc.
You will also need external system peripherals you intend to use
which will normally include at least a keyboard, a mouse and a video
display monitor.
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Specifications
Processor
• AMD® AthlonTM 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / AthlonTM 64 / SempronTM
• Socket AM2
HyperTransport
• 2000MT/s HyperTransport interface
1600MT/s HyperTransport interface (INFINITY NF4XII-M2 only)
Chipset
• NVIDIA
• NVIDIA
• NVIDIA
• NVIDIA
System Memory
• Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
• Supports DDR2 533 and DDR2 667 DIMMs
• Supports dual channel (128-bit wide) memory interface
• Supports up to 4GB system memory
• Supports unbuffered non-ECC x8 and x16 DIMMs
Expansion Slots
• 2 PCI Express x16 slots
- PCIE1 slot operates at x16 or x8 bandwidth.
- PCIE3 slot operates at x2.
PCIE3 slot operates at x2 or x8 (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G only).
• 1 PCI Express x1 slot
• 3 PCI slots
SLI (INFINITY NF
SLI-M2/G only)
• Use identical SLI-ready PCI Express x16 graphics cards
• The bandwidth of each slot is x8; when the graphics cards are
connected via the SLI bridge, it runs at x16 bandwidth.
BIOS
• Award BIOS
• CPU/DRAM overclocking
• CPU/DRAM/Chipset overvoltage
• 4Mbit flash memory
nForce4TM SLI (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G only)
nForce4TM Ultra (INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2 only)
nForce4TM (INFINITY NFII-M2 only)
nForce4-4XTM (INFINITY NF4XII-M2 only)
Power Management • ACPI and OS Directed Power Management
• ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM) function
• Wake-On-PS/2 / Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
• Wake-On-LAN and Wake-On-Ring
• RTC timer to power-on the system
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Hardware Monitor
• Monitors CPU/system/chipset temperature
• Monitors 12V/5V/3.3V/Vcore/Vbat/5Vsb/Vdimm/Vchip voltages
• Monitors the speed of the cooling fans
• CPU Overheat Protection function monitors CPU temperature
during system boot-up
Audio
• Realtek ALC850 8-channel AC’97 audio CODEC
• True stereo line level outputs
• S/PDIF-in/out interface
LAN
• Marvell 88E1115 Gigabit LAN
• Fully compliant to IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T), 802.3u (100BASETX) and 802.3ab (1000BASE-T) standards
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IDE with NVIDIA
RAID
• Supports two IDE connectors that allow connecting up to four
UltraDMA 133Mbps hard drives
• NVIDIA RAID allows RAID arrays spanning across Serial ATA
and Parallel ATA
• RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD
Serial ATA with
RAID
• Four Serial ATA por ts
• SATA speed up to 3Gb/s (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G and INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2 only)
SATA speed up to 1.5Gb/s (INFINITY NFII-M2 and INFINITY
NF4XII-M2 only)
• NVIDIA RAID allows RAID arrays spanning across Serial ATA
and Parallel ATA
• RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD
IEEE 1394
• VIA VT6307
• Supports two 100/200/400 Mb/sec ports
Rear Panel I/O
• 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
• 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
• 1 optical S/PDIF-out
• 1 RCA S/PDIF-out
• 1 parallel port
• 1 COM port
• 1 IEEE 1394 port
• 1 RJ45 LAN port
• 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
• Center/subwoofer, rear R/L and side R/L jacks
• Line-in, line-out (front R/L) and mic-in jacks
Internal I/O
• 3 connectors for 6 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
• 1 connector for 1 external IEEE 1394 port
• 1 front audio connector for external line-out and mic-in jacks
• 1 CD-in internal audio connector
• 1 S/PDIF connector for optical cable connection
• 1 IrDA connector
• 4 Serial ATA connectors
• 2 IDE connectors
• 1 90o floppy connector
• 1 24-pin ATX power connector
• 1 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
• 1 4-pin 5V/12V power connector (FDD type)
• 1 front panel connector
• 5 fan connectors
• EZ touch switches (power switch and reset switch)
PCB
• ATX form factor
• 24cm (9.45") x 30.5cm (12")
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The system board supports the AMD
AthlonTM 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX /
AthlonTM 64 / SempronTM processor
for Socket AM2. AMD AthlonTM 64
provides superior computing for many software applications by allowing both 32-bit and 64-bit applications to run simultaneously on
the same platform. The operating system and software are able to
process more data and access a tremendous amount of memory
which improves the overall system performance.
2T timing which provides better system stability is supported in CG
or later revisions of the AMD AthlonTM 64 processor. You can select
the memory timing in the Genie BIOS Setting submenu (“DRAM
Configuration” section) of the BIOS.
TM
Cool‘n’QuietTM The AMD Cool‘n’Quiet technology allows
the system to detect the CPU’s tasks and utilization status. When the CPU’s task slows down, the system effectively lowers power consumption by lowering its CPU speed and
voltage, subsequently decreasing its noise level.
The NVIDIA® SLITM (Scalable Link Interface) technology
connects two SLI-ready PCI Express graphics cards in a
single and scalable system. The two identical graphics
cards, which are connected via the SLI bridge, will provide extreme performance allowing you to enjoy games with the
most visual effects and the most graphics demanding multimedia
utilities. Dual GPUs provide increased 3D graphics and and doubles
the graphics performance.
PCI Express is a high bandwidth I/O infrastructure
that possesses the ability to scale speeds by forming
multiple lanes. The system board currently supports the physical layer
of x1, x8 and x16 lane widths. The x1 PCI Express lane supports
transfer rate of 2.5 Gigabytes (250MBbps) per second. The PCI Express architecture also provides a high performance graphics infrastructure by enhancing the capability of a x16 PCI Express lane to
provide 4 Gigabytes per second transfer rate.
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CPU Overheat Protection has the capability of
monitoring the CPU’s temperature during system boot up. Once the CPU’s temperature exceeded the temperature limit pre-defined by the CPU, the system will
automatically shutdown. This preventive measure has been added to
protect the CPU from damage and insure a safe computing environment.
CPU Overheat
Protection
DDR2 is a higher performance DDR technology whose
data transfer rate delivers bandwidth of 4.3 GB per second and beyond. That is twice the speed of the conventional DDR without increasing its power consumption.
DDR2 SDRAM modules work at 1.8V supply compared to 2.6V
memory voltage for DDR modules. DDR2 also incorporates new
innovations such as the On-Die Termination (ODT) as well as larger
4-bit pre-fetch against DDR which fetches 2 bits per clock cycle.
The onboard Realtek ALC850 which is an AC’97 compatible audio codec and the 6 audio jacks at the rear
I/O panel provides 8-channel audio output for advanced
7.1-channel super surround sound audio system.
ALC850 also supports S/PDIF input and output, allowing digital
connections with DVD systems or other audio/video multimedia.
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S/PDIF is a standard audio file transfer format that transfers digital audio signals to a device without having to be
converted first to an analog format. This prevents the
quality of the audio signal from degrading whenever it is
converted to analog. S/PDIF is usually found on digital audio equipment such as a DAT machine or audio processing device. The S/
PDIF connector on the system board sends surround sound and 3D
audio signal outputs to amplifiers and speakers and to digital recording devices like CD recorders.
(INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G and INFINITY NF
ULTRAII-M2 only)
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0
specification. The system board supports 4 Serial ATA ports with
speed of up to 3Gb/s. Serial ATA improves hard drive performance
faster than the standard parallel ATA whose data transfer rate is
100MB/s.
INFINITY NFII-M2 and INFINITY NF4XII-M2 support speed of up
to 1.5Gb/s.
The NVIDIA nForce4 chip supports NVIDIA RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disk) that allows RAID
arrays spanning across 4 Serial ATA and Parallel ATA drives.
It supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD.
The Marvell 88E1115 Gigabit LAN chip supports up to
1Gbps.
IEEE 1394 is fully compliant with the 1394 OHCI (Open
Host Controller Interface) 1.1 specification. It supports up
to 63 devices that can run simultaneously on a system.
1394 is a fast external bus standard that supports data
transfer rates of up to 400Mbps. In addition to its high speed, it
also supports isochronous data transfer which is ideal for video devices that need to transfer high levels of data in real-time. 1394
supports both Plug-and-Play and hot plugging.
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The system board is equipped with an IrDA connector
for wireless connectivity between your computer and
peripheral devices. The IRDA (Infrared Data Association) specification
supports data transfers of 115K baud at a distance of 1 meter.
IrDA
The system board supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
ports. USB 1.1 supports 12Mb/second bandwidth while
USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/second bandwidth providing
a marked improvement in device transfer speeds between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible
external Plug and Play peripherals.
This feature allows the system that is in the
Suspend mode or Soft Power Off mode to
wake-up/power-on to respond to calls coming from an external modem or respond to calls from a modem PCI card that uses the PCI
PME (Power Management Event) signal to remotely wake up the
PC.
Wake-On-Ring
Important:
If you are using a modem add-in card, the 5VSB power source
of your power supply must support a minimum of ≥720mA.
This feature allows the network to remotely
wake up a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC.
It is supported via the onboard LAN port or via a PCI LAN card
that uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal. However,
if your system is in the Suspend mode, you can power-on the system
only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt.
Wake-On-LAN
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-PS/2
This function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on the sys-
tem.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
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This function allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system
from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
Wake-On-USB
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for
2 USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5VSB
power source of your power supply must support ≥2A.
rtc
The RTC installed on the system board allows your
system to automatically power-on on the set date and
time.
The system board is designed to meet the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) specification.
ACPI has energy saving features that enables PCs to implement
Power Management and Plug-and-Play with operating systems that
support OS Direct Power Management. Currently, only Windows®
2000/XP supports the ACPI function. ACPI when enabled in the
Power Management Setup will allow you to use the Suspend to
RAM function.
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With the Suspend to RAM function enabled, you can power-off the
system at once by pressing the power button or selecting “Standby”
when you shut down Windows® 2000/XP without having to go
through the sometimes tiresome process of closing files, applications
and operating system. This is because the system is capable of storing all programs and data files during the entire operating session
into RAM (Random Access Memory) when it powers-off. The operating session will resume exactly where you left off the next time you
power-on the system.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥1A.
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Caractéristiques et Spécifications
Processeur
• AMD® AthlonTM 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / AthlonTM 64 / SempronTM
• Socket AM2
• Interface HyperTransport 2000MT/s
Interface HyperTransport 1600MT/s (INFINITY NF4XII-M2)
Chipset
• NVIDIA
• NVIDIA
• NVIDIA
• NVIDIA
Mémoire Système
• 4 socles DIMM DDR2 240-pin
• Supporte DDR2 533 et DDR2 667 DIMMs
• Supporte l’interface de mémoire deux canaux (128-bit)
• Supporte jusqu’à 4 GB de mémoire système
• Supporte exclusivement les modules DIMM non-ECC x8 et x16
• Supporte les DIMM non-tamponnés
Logements
d’Extension
• 2 slots PCI Express x16
- PCIE1 fonctionnera avec une bande passante de x16 ou x8
- PCIE3 fonctionnera avec une bande passante de x2
PCIE3 fonctionnera avec une bande passante de x2 ou x8
(INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G)
• 1 slot PCI Express x1
• 3 slots PCI
SLI (INFINITY NF
SLI-M2/G)
• Utiliser les cartes graphiques PCI Express x16 de SLI-prêtes
identiques
• La bande passante de chaque encoche est x8; Lorsque les
car tes graphiques sont connectées via le pont SLI, la bande
passante est de x16.
BIOS
• Compatible avec Award BIOS
• Overclocking de CPU/DRAM
• Contrôle du voltage de CPU/DRAM/Chipset
• Mémoire Flash 4Mbit
Gestion de
Puissance
• ACPI et OS Directed Power Management
• ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM) fonction
• Réveil-Sur-PS/2 Clavier/Souris
• Réveil-Sur-USB Clavier/Souris
• Eveil Sonnerie et Réveil Par Le Réseau
• Minuterie RTC pour allumer le système
Fonctions de
Moniteur de
Matériel
• Gère l’alarme de température et de surchauffe de CPU/
système/chipset
• Gère l’alarme de voltage et d’échec de 12V/5V/3.3V/Vcore/
Vbat/5Vsb/Vdimm/Vchip
• Gère la vitesse de ventilateur du ventilateur
• Protection du CPU - supporte la mise hors circuit automatique
en cas de surchauffage du système
nForce4TM SLI (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G)
nForce4TM Ultra (INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2)
nForce4TM (INFINITY NFII-M2)
nForce4-4XTM (INFINITY NF4XII-M2)
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Audio
• AC’97 CODEC Realtek ALC850 8-canaux
• Sorties de niveau de lignes stéréo vraies
• Interface entrée/sor tie S/PDIF
LAN
• Marvell 88E1115 Gigabit LAN
• Suppor te IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T), 802.3u (100BASE-TX) et
802.3ab (1000BASE-T)
IDE avec NVIDIA
RAID
• Supporte des disques durs jusqu’à UltraDMA 133Mbps
• NVIDIA RAID permet des ensembles RAID sur toute l’étendue
du port de série ATA et du parallèle ATA
• RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 et JBOD
Serial ATA avec
RAID
• 4 ports de série ATA
• Vitesse SATA jusqu’à 3Gb/s (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G and INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2)
Vitesse SATA jusqu’à 1.5Gb/s (INFINITY NFII-M2 and INFINITY
NF4XII-M2)
• NVIDIA RAID permet des ensembles RAID sur toute l’étendue
du port de série ATA et du parallèle ATA
• RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 et JBOD
IEEE 1394
• VIA VT6307
• Supporte 2 100/200/400 Mb/sec ports
Panneau Arrière I/O • 1 port souris PS/2
• 1 port clavier PS/2
• 1 port optique S/PDIF
• 1 port RCA S/PDIF
• 1 port parallèle DB-25
• 1 port de DB-9 série
• 1 port IEEE 1394
• 1 port RJ45 LAN
• 4 ports USB 2.0/1.1
• Center/subwoofer, rear R/L et side R/L prises audio
• Line-in, line-out (front R/L) et mic-in prises audio
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Interne I/O
• 3 connecteurs pour 6 ports USB 2.0/1.1 supplémentaires
• 1 connecteur pour 1 IEEE 1394
• 1 connecteur audio frontal pour les jacks de sortie externe et
d’entrée micro
• 1 connecteur CD-in audio internes
• 1 S/PDIF l’assemblage pour l’adjonction de câble optique
• 1 connecteur IR
• 4 ports de Série ATA
• 2 connecteurs IDE
• 1 connecteur de 90o FDD
• 1 connecteur d’alimentation 24-pin ATX
• 1 connecteur d’alimentation 4-pin 12V ATX
• 1 prises d’alimentation 4-broches 5V/12V (type-FDD)
• 1 connecteur devant panneau
• 5 connecteurs de ventilateurs
• EZ interrupteurs (bouton de power et reset)
PCB
• Facteur de forme de ATX
• 24cm (9.45") x 30.5cm (12")
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Leistungsmerkmale und Technische Daten
Prozessor
• AMD® AthlonTM 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / AthlonTM 64 / SempronTM
• Socket AM2
• Interface HyperTransport 2000MT/s
Interface HyperTransport 1600MT/s (INFINITY NF4XII-M2)
Chipset
• NVIDIA
• NVIDIA
• NVIDIA
• NVIDIA
Systemspeicher
• 4 Sockel
• Unterhält
• Unterhält
• Unterhält
• Unterhält
• Unterhält
Expansion Schlitz
• 2 PCI Express x16-Einbauplätzen
- PCIE1 läuft mit x16- oder x8-Bandbreite.
- PCIE3 läuft mit x2-Bandbreite.
PCIE3 läuft mit x2/x8-Bandbreite (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G).
• 1 PCI Express x1-Einbauplätzen
• 3 PCI-Einbauplätzen
SLI (INFINITY NF
SLI-M2/G)
• Benutzen Sie identische SLI-bereite PCI ausdrückliche Kar ten
der Graphiken x16
• Die Bandbreite der Steckplätze beträgt jeweils x8; wenn die
Grafikkarten per SLI-Verbindung angeschlossen sind, beträgt die
Bandbreite x16.
BIOS
• Kompatibilität mit Award BIOS
• Die Frequenzerhöhung CPU/DRAM
• Spannungserhöhung CPU/DRAM/Chipset
• Flash-Speicher (4Mbit)
Energie
Management
• ACPI und OS Directed Power Management
• ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM) funktion
• Wecken bei Betätigung der PS/2 Tastatur/Maus
• Wecken bei USB-Tastatur/Maus
• Wecken bei Klingeln
• Wecken des Systems durch das Netzwerk
• RTC-Taktgeber zum Einschalten des Systems
Kleinteilmonitor
• Überwachung der Temperatur des CPU/Systems/Chipset sowie
Warnsignal bei Überhitzung
• Überwachung der Spannungen des 12V/5V/3.3V/Vcore/Vbat/
5Vsb/Vdimm/Vchip
• Überwachung der Geschwindigkeit des Ventilators
• Prozessor-Shutz - Die Ausschaltung bei der Überhitzung – die
automatische Ausschaltung des Computers bei der Überhitzung
nForce4TM SLI (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G)
nForce4TM Ultra (INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2)
nForce4TM (INFINITY NFII-M2)
nForce4-4XTM (INFINITY NF4XII-M2)
240-pin DDR2 DIMM
DDR2 533 und DDR2 667 DIMMs
128-bit – Speiher mit den zwei Kanälen
bis zum 4GB-Systemspeicher
nur non-ECC x8 und x16 DIMMs
DIMMs ohne Dämpfer
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Audio
• Realtek ALC850 8-Kanal, AC’97 Codec
• Naturgetreue Stereo-Leitungspegel-Ausgabe
• S/PDIF-In/Aus-Schnittstelle
LAN
• Marvell 88E1115 Gigabit LAN
• Unterstützt IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T), 802.3u (100BASE-TX) und
802.3ab (1000BASE-T)
IDE mit NVIDIA
RAID
• Unterstützung der Festplatten bis zum UltraDMA 133Mbps
• NVIDIA RAID ermöglicht, dass die RAID-Arrays sowohl serielle
als auch parallele ATA-Schnittstellen umfassen.
• RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 und JBOD
Serial ATA mit RAID • 4 serielle Serial ATA-Ports
• SATA bis zu 3Gb/s schnell (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G and INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2)
SATA bis zu 1.5Gb/s schnell (INFINITY NFII-M2 and INFINITY
NF4XII-M2 only)
• NVIDIA RAID ermöglicht, dass die RAID-Arrays sowohl serielle
als auch parallele ATA-Schnittstellen umfassen.
• RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 und JBOD
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IEEE 1394
• VIA VT6307
• Unterstützt 2 100/200/400 Mb/sec porte
Porte an der
Rückwand
• 1 Mini-DIN-6-Anschluß für eine PS/2-Maus
• 1 Mini-DIN-6-Anschluß für eine PS/2-Tastatur
• 1 S/PDIF optischen-Anschlüsse
• 1 S/PDIF RCA-Anschlüsse
• 1 Parallel-Anschlüsse
• 1 serieller DB-9-Anschlüsse
• 1 IEEE 1394-Anschlüsse
• 1 RJ45 LAN-Anschlüsse
• 4 USB 2.0/1.1-Anschlüsse
• Center/subwoofer, rear R/L und side R/LAudio-Anschlußbuchsen
• Line-in, line-out (front R/L) und mic-in Audio-Anschlußbuchsen
Internes I/O
• 3 Anschlußfassung für 6 zusätzliche externe USB 2.0/1.1Anschlüsse
• 1 Anschluß für eine externe IEEE 1394 Schnittstelle
• 1 Front-Audioanschluss für externe Mikrofon-Ein- und –
Ausgänge
• 1 CD-in interne Audioanschlüsse
• 1 S/PDIF Anschluß für die Verbindung des optischen Kabel
• 1 Anschluß für die IR-Schnittstelle
• 4 serielle Serial ATA-Ports
• 2 IDE-Anschlüsse
• 1 90o Floppy-Anschlüsse
• 1 24-polige Anschlußstecker für das ATX-Netzgerät
• 1 4-polige 12V Anschlußstecker für das ATX-Netzgerät
• 1 4-polige 5V/12V Netzstecker (für FDD)
• 1 Vorderseite Füllung Anschlüsse
• 5-ventilator-Anschlüsse
• EZ Umschaltern (der Knopf der Speisung und des Auslasses)
PCB
• ATX Formfaktor
• 24cm (9.45") x 30.5cm (12")
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Características y Especificaciones
Procesador
• AMD® AthlonTM 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / AthlonTM 64 / SempronTM
• Socket AM2
• Interface de HyperTransport 2000MT/s
Interface de HyperTransport 1600MT/s (INFINITY NF4XII-M2)
Chipset
• NVIDIA
• NVIDIA
• NVIDIA
• NVIDIA
nForce4TM SLI (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G)
nForce4TM Ultra (INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2)
nForce4TM (INFINITY NFII-M2)
nForce4-4XTM (INFINITY NF4XII-M2)
Memoria de Sistema • 4 240-pin DDR2 DIMM asientos
• Suporta DDR2 533 y DDR2 667 DIMMs
• Soporta memoria de dos canales (128-bit)
• Soporta hasta 4GB de memoria sistémica
• Soporta sólo non-ECC x8 y x16 DIMM
• Soporta unbuffered DIMM
Ranuras de
Expansión
• 2 slot PCI Express x16
- PCIE1 correra en el ancho banda x16 o x8
- PCIE3 correra en el ancho banda x2
PCIE3 correra en el ancho banda x2/x8 (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G)
• 1 slot PCI Express x1
• 3 slots PCI
SLI (INFINITY NF
SLI-M2/G)
• Utilice las tarjetas SLI-listas idénticas de los gráficos x16 del
PCI expresas
• El ancho de banda de cada slot es x8; cuando las tarjetas
gfráficas están conectadas vía el puente de SLI, funciona en el
ancho de banda de x16.
BIOS
• Award BIOS
• Subida de frecuencia de CPU/DRAM
• Subida de voltaje de CPU/DRAM/Chipset
• Memoria Instante (4Mbitios)
Gerencia de la
Energía
• ACPI y OS Directed Power Management
• ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM) función
• PS/2 Teclado/Ratón de Wake-On
• USB Teclado/Ratón de Wake-On
• Wake-On-LAN y Wake-On-Ring
• Temporizador de RTC para encender el sistema
Monitor del
Hardware
• Monitores de los CPU/sistema/chipset temperaturas y alarma
acalorada.
• Monitores de voltajes de 12V/5V/3.3V/Vcore/Vbat/5Vsb/
Vdimm/Vchip
• Vigila la velocidad del abanico del abanido
• Protección del procesador - Desconección en caso de
recalentamiento –el ordenador se desconecta automáticamente
en caso de recalentamiento
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Audio
• Realtek ALC850 8-canal AC’97 CODEC
• Auténtico salidas de nivel de línea estéreo
• Interfáz de S/PDIF-in/out
LAN
• Marvell 88E1115 Gigabit LAN
• Sopor ta IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T), 802.3u (100BASE-TX) y
802.3ab (1000BASE-T)
IDE con NVIDIA
RAID
• Soporta las unidades duras hasta de UltraDMA 133Mbps
• NVIDIA RAID permite RAID órdenes atravesando Serial ATA y
Parallel ATA
• RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 y JBOD
Serial ATA con
RAID
• 4 ports de Serial ATA
• SATA se acelera a 3Gb/s (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G and INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2 only)
SATA se acelera a 1.5Gb/s (INFINITY NFII-M2 and INFINITY
NF4XII-M2 only)
• NVIDIA RAID permite RAID órdenes atravesando Serial ATA y Parallel ATA
• RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 y JBOD
IEEE 1394
• VIA VT6307
• Sopor ta 2 ports 100/200/400 Mb/sec
Panel Trasero I/O
• 1 puerto de ratón PS/2
• 1 puer to de teclado PS/2
• 1 puerto de S/PDIF óptico
• 1 puerto de S/PDIF RCA
• 1 puerto paralelo de DB-25
• 1 puer to de serie DB-9
• 1 puer to de IEEE 1394
• 1 puerto de RJ45 LAN
• 4 puertos de USB 2.0/1.1
• Center/subwoofer, rear R/L y side R/L enchufes de audio
• Line-in, line-out (front R/L) y mic-in enchufes de audio
Conectador Interno • 3 conectores par a 6 puer tos de USB 2.0/1.1 exter no
adicional
• 1 conector para un puerto de IEEE 1394
• 1 connector de sonido delantera por linea externa y
micrófono interno
• 1 conector de CD-in audio interno
• 1 S/PDIF mortaja para conección de cable óptico
• 1 conector de IR
• 4 ports de Serial ATA
• 2 conector de IDE
• 1 conector de 90o FDD
• 1 conector 24-pin de fuente de alimentación de ATX
• 1 conector 4-pin 12V de fuente de alimentación de ATX
• 1 4-fichas conectadores de energía de 5V/12V (FDD-tipo)
• 1 conector de panel delante
• 5 conectores de abanicos
• EZ conmutadores (conmutadores de alimentación y reset)
PCB
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• ATX forme el factor
• 24cm (9.45") x 30.5cm (12")
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Ðóññêèé ÿçûê
Õàðàêòåðèñòèêè è ñâîéñòâà
Ïðîöåññîð
• AMD ® AthlonTM 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / AthlonTM 64 /
SempronTM
• ãíåçäî AM2
• Èíòåðôåéñ ñèñòåìíîé øèíû 2000MT/s
Èíòåðôåéñ ñèñòåìíîé øèíû 1600MT/s (INFINITY
NF4XII-M2)
×èïñåò
• NVIDIA nForce4TM SLI (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G)
• NVIDIA nForce4TM Ultra (INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2)
• NVIDIA nForce4TM (INFINITY NFII-M2)
• NVIDIA nForce4-4XTM (INFINITY NF4XII-M2)
Îïåðàòèâíàÿ
Ïàìÿòü
• 4 240-pin DDR2 DIMM ãíåçäà
• Ïîääåðæèâàåò DDR2 533 è DDR2 667 DIMMs
• Ïîääåðæèâàåò äâóõêàíàëüíóþ ïàìÿòü (128-áèò)
• Ïîääåðæèâàåò äî 4ÃÁ ñèñòåìíîé ïàìÿòè
• Ïîääåðæèâàåò òîëüêî non-ECC x8 è x16 DIMM
• Ïîääåðæèâàåò íåáóôô. DIMM
óïðàâëåíèå
ñèëû
• 2 PCI Express x16 ñëîòîâ
- PCIE1 ðàáîòàåò ñ ïðîïóñêíîé ñïîñîáíîñòüþ x16 èëè x8.
- PCIE3 ðàáîòàåò ñ ïðîïóñêíîé ñïîñîáíîñòüþ x2.
PCIE3 ðàáîòàåò ñ ïðîïóñêíîé ñïîñîáíîñòüþ x2/x8
(INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G).
• 1 PCI Express x1 ñëîòîâ è 3 PCI ñëîòîâ
SLI (INFINITY NF • 2 âèäåîêàðòû SLI-ready (èñïîëüçóéòå îäèíàêîâûå
SLI-M2/G)
ïëàòû) íà ñëîòàõ PCI Express x16
• Ïðîïóñêíàÿ ñïîñîáíîñòü êàæäîãî ñëîòà ñîñòàâëÿåò
x8, êîãäà âèäåîêàðòû ñîåäèíåíû ìîñòîì SLI, îíà
ñîñòàâëÿåò x16.
BIOS
• Award BIOS, 4Mbit Flash Ïàìÿòü
• Ïîâûøåíèå ÷àñòîòû CPU/DRAM
• Ïîâûøåíèå íàïðÿæåíèÿ CPU/DRAM/Chipset
óïðàâëåíèå
ñèëû
• ACPI è OS Directed Power Management
• ACPI STR (Suspend to RAM)
• Àêòèâèçàöèÿ Íà Äâèæåíèå Ìûøè
• Àêòèâèçàöèÿ Íà Íàæàòèå Êíîïêè USB Êëàâèàòóðû
• Àêòèâèçàöèÿ Íà Âõîäÿùèé Çâîíîê
• Àêòèâèçàöèÿ Íà Ñåòåâîå Ñîáûòèå
• RTC Òàéìåð äëÿ Âêëþ÷åíèÿ Ñèñòåìû
ìîíèòîð
îáîðóäîâàíèÿ
• Mîíèòîðèíã òåìïåðàòóðû ïðîöåññîðà/ñèñòåìû/×èïñåò
• Mîíèòîðèíã íàïðÿæåíèé 12V/5V/3.3V/Vcore/Vbat/
5Vsb/Vdimm/Vchip
• Mîíèòîðèíã ñêîðîñòè âðàùåíèÿ âåíòèëÿòîðà
• Çàùèòà ïðîöåññîðà - Âûêëþ÷åíèå ïðè ïåðåãðåâå –
àâòîìàòè÷åñêîå âûêëþ÷åíèå êîìïüþòåðà ïðè
ïåðåãðåâå
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òîíàëüíîçâóêîâî • Ïîëíîäóïëåêñíûé Realtek ALC850 AC’97 codec 8-è
êàíàëüíûé çâóêîâîé âûõîä
• Íàñòîÿùèé ëèíåéíûé ñòåðåî âûõîä
• èíòåðôåéñà S/PDIF-in/out
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LAN
• Marvell 88E1115 Gigabit LAN
• Ïîääåðæêà IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T), 802.3u (100BASETX) è 802.3ab (1000BASE-T)
IDE c NVIDIA
RAID
• Ïîääåðæèâàåò æåñòêèå äèñêè äî UltraDMA 133Mbps
• NVIDIA RAID ïîçâîëÿåò ñîçäàâàòü ìàññèâû RAID ÷åðåç
Serial ATA è Parallel ATA
• RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 è JBOD
Serial A
TA c
AT
RAID
• 4 ïîðòà Serial ATA
• Ñêîðîñòü SATA äî 3 ÃÁ/ñ (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G and
INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2)
Ñêîðîñòü SATA äî 1.5 ÃÁ/ñ (INFINITY NFII-M2 and INFINITY NF4XII-M2 only)
• NVIDIA RAID ïîçâîëÿåò ñîçäàâàòü ìàññèâû RAID ÷åðåç
Serial ATA è Parallel ATA
• RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 è JBOD
IEEE 1394
• VIA VT6307
• Ïîääåðæèâàåò 2 100/200/400 Mb/sec ïîðòà
çàäíÿÿ ïàíåëü
I/O
• 1 ìèíè-DIN-6 PS/2 ïîðò äëÿ ìûøè è
• 1 ìèíè-DIN-6 PS/2 ïîðò äëÿ êëàâèàòóðû
• 1 S/PDIF îïòè÷åñêîãî ïîðò
• 1 S/PDIF RCA ïîðò
• 1 DB-25 ïàðàëëåëüíûé ïîðò
• 1 âíåøíåãî DB-9 ïîðòà
• 1 IEEE 1394 ïîðò
• 1 RJ45 LAN ïîðò
• 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ïîðòà
• Center/subwoofer, rear R/L è side R/L ãíåçäà äëÿ çâóêà
• Mic-in, line-in è line-out ãíåçäà äëÿ çâóêà
âíóòðåííå I/O
• 3 ðàçúåì äëÿ 6-õ äîïîëíèòåëüíûõ âíåøíèõ USB 2.0/
1.1 ïîðòîâ
• 1 ðàçúåì äëÿ âíåøíåãî IEEE 1394 ïîðòà
• 1 ôðîíòàëüíûé àóäèî-ðàçúåì äëÿ âíåøíåãî
ëèíåéíîãî è ìèêðîôîííîãî âûõîäîâ
• 1 CD-in âíóòðåííèõ çâóêîâûõ ðàçúåìà
• 1 S/PDIF ðàçúåì äëÿ ïðèñîåäèíåíèÿ îïòè÷åñêîãî êàáåëÿ
• 1 ðàçúåì äëÿ èíòåðôåéñà IR
• 4 ïîðòà Serial ATA
• 2 IDE ðàçúåìà è 1 ðàçúåì 90o FDD
• 1 24-øòûðüêîâûõ ðàçúåìîâ ïèòàíèÿ ATX
• 1 4-øòûðüêîâûõ 12V ðàçúåìîâ ïèòàíèÿ ATX
• 1 4-øòûðüêîâûõ ðàçúåìîâ ïèòàíèÿ 5V/12V (òèïà FDD)
• 1 Ôðîíò ïàíåëü ðàçúåì
• 5 Ðàçúåìû äëÿ âåíòèëÿòîðà
• EZ ïåðåêëþ÷àòåëè (êíîïêà ïèòàíèÿ è ñáðîñà)
PCB
• ATX
• 24cm (9.45") x 30.5cm (12")
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
System Board Layout
The system board shown above is the INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2 board which uses
the NVIDIA nForce4TM Ultra chip. The chip on the board will vary in accordance to
the model you have purchased.
INFINITY
INFINITY
INFINITY
INFINITY
NF SLI-M2/G - NVIDIA nForce4TM SLI chip
NF ULTRAII-M2 - NVIDIA nForce4TM Ultra chip
NFII-M2 - NVIDIA nForce4TM chip
NF4XII-M2 - NVIDIA nForce4-4XTM chip
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Warning:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your system board,
processor, disk drives, add-in boards, and other components. Perform
the upgrade instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation
only. If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD
protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a
metal part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable,
establish and maintain contact with the system chassis throughout
any procedures requiring ESD protection.
System Memory
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Warning:
When the DRAM Power LED lit red, it indicates that power is
present on the DDR2 sockets. Power-off the PC then unplug the
power cord prior to installing any memory modules. Failure to do so
will cause severe damage to the motherboard and components.
DRAM Power LED
DDR2-1,
DDR2-2,
DDR2-3,
DDR2-4,
Channel A
Channel B
Channel A
Channel B
The system board supports 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets. The four
DDR2 DIMM sockets on the system board are divided into 2 channels:
Channel A - DDR2-1 and DDR2-3
Channel B - DDR2-2 and DDR2-4
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The system board supports the following memory interface.
Single Channel (SC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 64 bits (8B) from the memory
channels.
Dual Channel (DC)
Data will be accessed in chunks of 128 bits from the memory
channels. Dual channel provides better system performance because
it doubles the data transfer rate.
Single Channel
• DIMMs are on the same channel.
• DIMMs in a channel can be identical or
completely different. However, we highly
recommend using identical DIMMs.
• Not all slots need to be populated.
Dual Channel
• DIMMs of the same memory configuration are on different channels.
The table below shows the DIMM sockets that must be populated
with DIMMs for single or dual channel interface. We strongly
recommend that you strictly follow the memory configurations below.
Installing DDR2 DIMMs other than the recommended configurations
may cause system boot failure.
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Dual Channel
DDR2-1
DDR2-2
Dual Channel
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Dual Channel
DDR2-1
Single Channel
DDR2-1
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Single Channel
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DDR2-3
-
Single Channel
DDR2-1
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DDR2-3
-
Single Channel
-
DDR2-2
-
DDR2-4
DDR2-3 DDR2-4
DDR2-2 DDR2-3 DDR2-4
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DDR2 Speed in Relation to the CPU’s Core Multiplier
The DDR2 speed is highly relevant to the CPU’s core multiplier. It
varies in accordance to the DRAM speed set in the BIOS (Genie
BIOS Setting, “DRAM Speed” field) and the CPU’s core multiplier.
Core
Core
Multiplier Frequency DDR2 400 DDR2 533 DDR2 667 DDR2 800
30
4x
800
DDR2 320 DDR2 320 DDR2 320 DDR2 320
5x
1000
DDR2 400 DDR2 400 DDR2 400 DDR2 400
6x
1200
DDR2 400 DDR2 480 DDR2 480 DDR2 480
7x
1400
DDR2 400 DDR2 466 DDR2 560 DDR2 560
8x
1600
DDR2 400 DDR2 534 DDR2 640 DDR2 640
9x
1800
DDR2 400 DDR2 514 DDR2 600 DDR2 720
10x
2000
DDR2 400 DDR2 500 DDR2 666 DDR2 800
11x
2200
DDR2 400 DDR2 488 DDR2 628 DDR2 734
12x
2400
DDR2 400 DDR2 534 DDR2 600 DDR2 800
13x
2600
DDR2 400 DDR2 520 DDR2 650 DDR2 742
14x
2800
DDR2 400 DDR2 510 DDR2 622 DDR2 800
15x
3000
DDR2 400 DDR2 500 DDR2 666 DDR2 750
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BIOS Setting
Configure the system memory in the Genie BIOS Setting submenu
(“DRAM Configuration” section) of the BIOS.
Installing the DIM Module
A DIM module simply snaps into a DIMM socket on the system
board. Pin 1 of the DIM module must correspond with Pin 1 of the
socket.
Notch
Key
Tab
Tab
Pin 1
1. Pull the “tabs” which are at the ends of the socket to the side.
2. Position the DIMM above the socket with the “notch” in the
module aligned with the “key” on the socket.
3. Seat the module vertically into the socket. Make sure it is
completely seated. The tabs will hold the DIMM in place.
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CPU
Overview
The system board is equipped with Socket AM2 for installing an
AMD CPU designed for this socket.
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Warning:
When the DRAM Power LED lit red, it indicates that power is
present on the CPU socket. Power-off the PC then unplug the
power cord prior to installing or uninstalling the CPU. Failure to
do so will cause severe damage to the CPU, system board and
components.
Installing the CPU
1. Make sure the PC and all other peripheral devices connected to
it has been powered down.
2. Disconnect all power cords and cables.
3. Locate Socket AM2 on the system board.
DRAM Power LED
X
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4. Unlock the socket by pushing the lever sideways, away from the
socket, then lifting it up to a 90o angle. Make sure the lever is lifted
to at least this angle otherwise the CPU will not fit in properly.
Lever
5. Position the CPU above the socket. The gold mark on the CPU
must align with the corner of the CPU socket (refer to the enlarged image) shown below.
Important:
Handle the CPU by its edges and avoid touching the pins.
Gold mark
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6. Insert the CPU into the socket until it is seated in place. The
CPU will fit in only one orientation and can easily be inserted
without exerting any force.
Important:
Do not force the CPU into the socket. Forcing the CPU into
the socket may bend the pins and damage the CPU.
7. Once the CPU is in place, push down the lever to lock the
socket. The lever should click on the side tab to indicate that the
CPU is completely secured in the socket.
Side tab
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Installing the Fan and Heat Sink
The CPU must be kept cool by using a CPU fan with heat sink.
Without sufficient air circulation across the CPU and heat sink, the
CPU will overheat damaging both the CPU and system board.
The fan / heat sink assembly must provide airflow adequate to ensure appropriate internal temperature and cooling of the components in the system. Failure to use the appropriate cooling system
may result in reduced performance or, in some instances, damage to
the system board.
Note:
• Use only certified fan and heat sink.
• The fan and heat sink package usually contains the fan and
heat sink assembly, and an installation guide. If the installation procedure in the installation guide differs from the one
in this section, please follow the installation guide in the
package.
1. Before you install the fan / heat sink, you must apply a thermal
paste onto the top of the CPU. The thermal paste is usually
supplied when you purchase the CPU or fan heat sink assembly.
Do not spread the paste all over the surface. When you later
place the heat sink on top of the CPU, the compound will disperse evenly.
Do not apply the paste if the fan / heat sink already has a patch
of thermal paste on its underside. Peel the strip that covers the
paste before you place the fan / heat sink on top of the CPU.
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2. The system board comes with the retention module base already
installed.
Retaining
tab
Retention
module base
3. Place the heat sink on top of the CPU. Now hook one side of
the retention clip onto the retention module base by fitting the
hole(s) on the retention clip into the retaining tab(s) of the retention module base.
Retaining tab
Retention clip
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4. Hook the other side of the retention clip so that the hole(s) on
the retention clip also fit into the retaining tab(s) of the retention
module base.
5. Move the retention lever to its opposite side then push it down
to lock the fan and heat sink assembly to the retention module
base.
Retention
lever
Note:
1. You will not be able to secure the fan and heat sink
assembly in place if it did not fit properly onto the
retention module base.
2. Make sure there is sufficient air circulation across the
CPU fan and heat sink.
6. Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector on the system board.
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Jumper Settings
Clear CMOS Data
3
JP2
X
2 1
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
3
2 1
2-3 On:
Clear CMOS Data
If you encounter the following,
a) CMOS data becomes corrupted.
b) You forgot the supervisor or user password.
c) You are unable to boot-up the computer system because the
processor’s ratio/clock was incorrectly set in the BIOS.
you can reconfigure the system with the default values stored in the
ROM BIOS.
To load the default values stored in the ROM BIOS, please follow
the steps below.
1. Power-off the system and unplug the power cord.
2. Set JP2 pins 2 and 3 to On. Wait for a few seconds and set JP2
back to its default setting, pins 1 and 2 On.
3. Now plug the power cord and power-on the system.
If your reason for clearing the CMOS data is due to incorrect
setting of the processor’s ratio/clock in the BIOS, please proceed
to step 4.
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4. After powering-on the system, press <Del> to enter the main
menu of the BIOS.
5. Select the Genie BIOS Setting submenu and press <Enter>.
6. Set the processor’s ratio/clock to its default setting or an appropriate setting. Refer to the Genie BIOS Setting section in chapter
3 for more information.
7. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu of the BIOS setup
utility. Select “Save & Exit Setup” and press <Enter>.
8. Type <Y> and press <Enter>.
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PS/2 Power Select
JP7
X
3
3
2
2
1
1
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
2-3 On: 5VSB
JP7 is used to select the power of the PS/2 keyboard/mouse port.
Selecting 5VSB will allow you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2
mouse to wake up the system.
BIOS Setting
Configure the PS/2 keyboard/mouse wake up function in the Power
Management Setup submenu of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
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USB Power Select
USB 0-3
(JP5)
X
3
3
2
2
1
1
1-2 On: 5V
(default)
1
2 3
2-3 On: 5VSB
1
2 3
USB 4-9
(JP6)
X 1-2
On: 5V
(default)
2-3 On: 5VSB
JP5 and JP6 are used to select the power of the USB por ts.
Selecting 5VSB will allow you to use the USB keyboard or USB
mouse to wake up the system..
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for
2 USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5VSB
power source of your power supply must support ≥2A.
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CPU Fan Select
JP11
X
3
3
2
2
1
1
2-3 On:
1-2 On:
3-pin CPU fan 4-pin CPU fan
The system board allows connecting a CPU fan that comes with a
3-pin or 4-pin cable connector. Set JP11 according to the type of
cable connector that you are using.
Important:
If JP11 is set incorrectly, the system will not be able to appropriately detect the CPU fan.
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PCI Express Lanes Select
The jumpers below are used to select the bandwidth of the PCI
Express lanes.
PCIE 1
X
PCIE 3
1-2 On
2-3 On
The settings below is for the INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G system board.
PCIE 1
PCIE 3
1-2 On
16x
2x
2-3 On
8x
8x
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The settings below are for INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2, INFINITY
NFII-M2 and INFINITY NF4XII-M2 system boards.
PCIE 1
PCIE 3
1-2 On
16x
2x
2-3 On
8x
-
Important:
When the jumpers are set to 2-3 On, the system board only
support one graphics card. Install the graphics card onto the
PCIE 1 slot. Do not install any card on PCIE 3. This is a chipset
limitation therefore if there is a card installed on PCIE 3, the
system might fail to boot.
We strongly recommend that you install the PCI Express slots with
the corresponding PCI Express cards shown in the table below.
PCI Express Cards
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PCIE 1: x16 slot
Graphics card
PCIE 3: x2 slot
LAN, TV or RAID card
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Rear Panel I/O Ports
Line-in
PS/2
Mouse
IEEE
1394_1
Parallel
LAN
Front R/L
Center/
Subwoofer
Rear R/L
Side R/L
RCA
S/PDIF
Optical
S/PDIF
PS/2 K/B
COM
USB 0-1
USB 2-3 Mic-in
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
Parallel Port
Optical S/PDIF-out jack
RCA S/PDIF-out jack
COM port
1394_1 port
USB ports
LAN port
Line-in port
Front R/L port
Mic-in port
Center/Subwoofer port
Rear R/L port
Side R/L port
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PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
PS/2 Mouse
W
PS/2 Keyboard
The system board is equipped with an onboard PS/2 mouse
(Green) and PS/2 keyboard (Purple) ports - both at location CN2
of the system board. The PS/2 mouse port uses IRQ12. If a mouse
is not connected to this port, the system will reserve IRQ12 for
other expansion cards.
.
.
. . .
.
.
.
Warning:
Make sure to turn off your computer prior to connecting or
disconnecting a mouse or keyboard. Failure to do so may
damage the system board.
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use the
PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to power-on the system. To use this
function:
• Jumper Setting:
JP7 must be set to “2-3 On: 5VSB”. Refer to “PS/2 Power
Select” in this chapter for more information.
• BIOS Setting:
Configure the PS/2 wake up function in the Power Management
Setup submenu of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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Parallel Port
Parallel
W
The system board has a standard parallel port (Burgundy) at location CN8 for interfacing your PC to a parallel printer. It supports
SPP, ECP and EPP.
Setting
Function
SPP
(Standard Parallel Port)
Allows normal speed operation but
in one direction only.
ECP
(Extended Capabilities Port)
Allows parallel port to operate in
bidirectional mode and at a speed
faster than the SPP’s data transfer
rate.
EPP
(Enhanced Parallel Port)
Allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed.
BIOS Setting
Configure the parallel port in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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S/PDIF
W
Optical
S/PDIF
RCA
S/PDIF
+5V
Key
SPDIF out
GND
SPDIF in
1
W
5
RCA
S/PDIF
The system board is equipped with an onboard optical S/PDIF-out
jack and a RCA S/PDIF-out jack at locations CN11 and CN7
respectively. It is also equipped with a connector at location J3 for
coaxial RCA S/PDIF-in/out port connection. S/PDIF ports are used
to connect audio output devices.
Your coaxial RCA S/PDIF ports may come mounted on a card-edge
bracket. Install the card-edge bracket to an available slot at the rear
of the system chassis then connect the audio cable connector to J3.
Make sure pin 1 of the audio cable connector is aligned with pin 1
of J3.
Important:
DO NOT use optical S/PDIF and coaxial RCA S/PDIF at the
same time.
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COM Port
W
COM
The system board is equipped with an onboard serial port at location CN1. The serial port is RS-232 asynchronous communication
port with 16C550A-compatible UARTs that can be used with modems, serial printers, remote display terminals, and other serial devices.
BIOS Setting
Configure the serial port in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more
information.
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IEEE 1394
W
Key
+12V (fused)
TPB+
Ground
TPA+
1394-1
9
1
2
W
Ground
+12V (fused)
TPBGround
TPA-
1394-2
The system board is equipped with an onboard IEEE 1394 port at
location CN3 (IEEE 1394-1) of the system board.
It is also equipped with an IEEE 1394 connector at location J8
(1394-2) for connecting an additional 1394 device. The 1394 port
may come mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge
bracket to an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then
insert the connector that is attached to the 1394 port cable to J8.
Make sure pin 1 of the cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of the
J8.
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Universal Serial Bus Ports
USB 1
W
W
USB 0
USB 8-9
USB 3
USB 4-5
USB 2
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
N. C.
W
USB 6-7
10
9
VCC
-Data
+Data
GND
Key
2
1
The system board supports 10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports. USB allows data
exchange between your computer and a wide range of
simultaneously accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
Four onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports (Black) are at locations CN3 (USB
0-1) and CN4 (USB 2-3) of the system board.
J34 (USB 4-5), J18 (USB 6-7) and J33 (USB 8-9) connectors allow
you to connect 6 additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The USB ports may
come mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge bracket
to an available slot at the rear of the system chassis then insert the
connector that is attached to the USB port cables to J34, J18 or
J33.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard USB in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Onboard Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system
to use the USB device. Refer to your operating system’s manual or
documentation for more information.
Refer to chapter 4 for more information about installing the USB 2.0
driver.
Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function allows you to use a
USB keyboard or USB mouse to wake up a system from the S3
(STR - Suspend To RAM) state. To use this function:
• Jumper Setting:
JP5 and/or JP6 must be set to “2-3 On: 5VSB”. Refer to “USB
Power Select” in this chapter for more information.
Important:
If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard/Mouse function for
2 USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥1.5A. For 3 or more USB ports, the 5VSB
power source of your power supply must support ≥2A.
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RJ45 LAN Port
W
The onboard LAN port is at location CN4 of the system board.
LAN allows the system board to connect to a local area network
by means of a network hub.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard LAN in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Onboard Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
Driver Installation
Install the nVidia Chipset Drivers which already includes the NVIDIA
Ethernet Driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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Audio
Rear audio
Center/
Subwoofer
Line-in
Rear R/L
Mic-in
Side R/L
W
GND
AuD_Vcc
AuD_R_Return
Key
AuD_L_Return
Front R/L
10
W
9
Mic
Mic Power
AuD_R_Out
N. C.
AuD_L_Out
Front audio 2
1
Rear Panel Audio
Line-in (Light Blue)
This jack is used to connect any audio devices such as Hi-fi set,
CD player, tape player, AM/FM radio tuner, synthesizer, etc.
Line-out - Front Right/Left Jack (Lime)
This jack is used to connect to the front right and front left
speakers of the audio system.
Mic-in Jack (Pink)
This jack is used to connect an external microphone.
Center/Subwoofer Jack (Orange)
This jack is used to connect to the center and subwoofer speakers of the audio system.
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Rear Right/Left Jack (Black)
This jack is used to connect to the rear right and rear left speakers of the audio system.
Side Right/Left Jack (Gray)
This jack is used to connect to the side left and side right speakers of the audio system.
Front Audio
The front audio connector at location J4 allows you to connect to
the line-out and mic-in jacks that are at the front panel of your
system. Using this connector will disable the rear audio’s line-out and
mic-in functions.
Remove the jumper caps from pins 5-6 and pins 9-10 of J4 prior to
connecting the front audio cable connector. Make sure pin 1 of the
cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of J4. If you are not using this
connector, make sure to replace the jumper caps back to their original pin locations.
Pins 5-6 and 9-10 short
(default)
The front audio is disabled.
The rear audio is enabled.
Pins 5-6 and 9-10 open
The front audio is enabled.
The rear audio is disabled.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard audio in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Onboard Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
Driver Installation
Install the audio driver. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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I/O Connectors
CD-in Internal Audio Connector
Ground Ground
Left audio
Right audio
channel
channel
1
4
W
The CD-in connector at location J1 is used to receive audio from a
CD-ROM drive, TV tuner or MPEG card.
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Floppy Disk Drive Connector
X
The system board is equipped with a 90 o floppy disk drive
connector that supports two standard floppy disk drives. To prevent
improper floppy cable installation, the floppy disk header has a
keying mechanism. The 34-pin connector on the floppy cable can be
placed into the header only if pin 1 of the connector is aligned with
pin 1 of the header.
Connecting the Floppy Disk Drive Cable
Install one end of the floppy disk drive cable into the shrouded
floppy disk header (J23) on the system board and the other endmost connector to the drive you want to designate as Drive A. If
you are connecting another drive (Drive B), install the middle
connector of the cable to the drive. The colored edge of the daisy
chained ribbon cable should be aligned with pin 1 of J23.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable this function in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
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Serial ATA Connectors
7
7
GND
RXP
RXN SATA 1
GND
TXN (J11)
TXP
GND
SATA 2
(J13)
1
1
7
7
X
GND
RXP
RXN SATA 3
GND (J2)
TXN
TXP
GND
SATA 4
(J10)
1
•
•
•
1
SATA speed up to 3Gb/s (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G and INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2 only)
SATA speed up to 1.5Gb/s (INFINITY NFII-M2 and INFINITY
NF4XII-M2 only)
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD
NVIDIA RAID allows RAID arrays spanning across Serial ATA
and Parallel ATA
Connecting Serial ATA Cables
Connect one end of the Serial ATA cable to the Serial ATA connector and the other end to your Serial ATA device.
BIOS Setting
Configure Serial ATA in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“OnChip IDE Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
Configuring RAID
The system board allows configuring RAID on Serial ATA drives.
Refer to chapter 6 for steps in configuring RAID.
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IDE Disk Drive Connector
39
40
39
40
X
2
1
IDE 2
•
•
2
1
IDE 1
NVIDIA RAID allows RAID arrays spanning across Serial ATA
and Parallel ATA
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD
The system board is equipped with two shrouded PCI IDE headers
that will interface four Enhanced IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)
disk drives. To prevent improper IDE cable installation, each shrouded
PCI IDE header has a keying mechanism. The 40-pin connector on
the IDE cable can be placed into the header only if pin 1 of the
connector is aligned with pin 1 of the header.
Each IDE connector suppor ts 2 devices, a Master and a Slave. Use
an IDE ribbon cable to connect the drives to the system board. An
IDE ribbon cable have 3 connectors on them, one that plugs into an
IDE connector on the system board and the other 2 connects to
IDE devices. The connector at the end of the cable is for the Master
drive and the connector in the middle of the cable is for the Slave
drive.
Connecting the IDE Disk Drive Cable
Install one end of the IDE cable into the IDE 1 header (J25) on the
system board and the other connectors to the IDE devices.
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If you are adding a third or fourth IDE device, use another IDE
cable and install one end of the cable into the IDE 2 header (J22)
on the system board and the other connectors to the IDE devices.
Note:
Refer to your disk drive user’s manual for information about
selecting proper drive switch settings.
Adding a Second IDE Disk Drive
When using two IDE drives, one must be set as the master and the
other as the slave. Follow the instructions provided by the drive
manufacturer for setting the jumpers and/or switches on the drives.
The system board suppor ts Enhanced IDE or ATA-2, ATA/33,
ATA/66, ATA/100 or ATA/133 hard drives. We recommend that you
use hard drives from the same manufacturer. In a few cases, drives
from two different manufacturers will not function properly when
used together. The problem lies in the hard drives, not the system
board.
Important:
If you encountered problems while using an ATAPI CD-ROM
drive that is set in Master mode, please set the CD-ROM drive
to Slave mode. Some ATAPI CD-ROMs may not be recognized
and cannot be used if incorrectly set in Master mode.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard IDE in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“OnChip IDE Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for
more information.
Configuring RAID
The system board allows configuring RAID on Parallel ATA drives.
Refer to chapter 6 for steps in configuring RAID.
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IrDA Connector
IRRX
Ground N. C.
VCC
IRTX
5
1W
Connect the cable connector from your IrDA module to the IrDA
connector (J5).
Note:
The sequence of the pin functions on some IrDA cable may be
reversed from the pin function defined on the system board.
Make sure to connect the cable connector to the IrDA
connector according to their pin functions.
BIOS Setting
Configure IrDA in the Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Super IO
Device” section) of the BIOS.
Driver Installation
You may need to install the proper drivers in your operating system
to use the IrDA function. Refer to your operating system’s manual or
documentation for more information.
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Cooling Fan Connectors
Ground
Power
Sense
3
Chassis fan 2
X
1
Speed
Control
X Sense
Power
Ground
4
1
CPU fan
Ground
Power
Sense
3
Chipset fan
1
X
Power
Ground N. C.
3
X
1
Chassis fan 1
Ground
Power
Sense
3
System fan
X
1
Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector
(J30) on the system board. Chipset fan (J32), System fan (J31),
Chassis fan 1 (J36) and Chassis fan 2 (J35) are used to connect
additional cooling fans. The cooling fans will provide adequate airflow
throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the CPU and system
board components.
BIOS Setting
The “PC Health Status” submenu of the BIOS will display the current
speed of the cooling fans. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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LEDs
DRAM
Power LED
Standby
Power LED
DRAM Power LED
This LED will light when the system’s power is on.
Standby Power LED
This LED will light when the system is in the standby mode.
.
.
. . .
.
.
.
Warning:
When the DRAM Power LED and/or Standby Power LED lit red,
it indicates that power is present on the DDR2 sockets and/or
PCI slots. Power-off the PC then unplug the power cord prior to
installing any memory modules or add-in cards. Failure to do so
will cause severe damage to the motherboard and components.
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Power Connectors
Use a power supply that complies with the ATX12V Power Supply
Design Guide Version 1.1. An ATX12V power supply unit has a
standard 24-pin ATX main power connector that must be inserted
onto CN10.
12 24
COM
+5VDC
+5VDC
+5VDC
NC
COM
COM
COM
PS_ON#
COM
-12VDC
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
+12VDC
X +12VDC
+5VSB
PWR_OK
COM
+5VDC
COM
+5VDC
COM
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
1 13
Your power supply unit also comes with a 4-pin +12V power connector. The +12V power enables the delivery of more +12VDC
current to the processor’s Voltage Regulator Module (VRM). Connect
the 4-pin power connector to CN9.
3
X
4
+12V
Ground
+12V
Ground
1 2
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The FDD-type power connector is an additional power connector. If
you are using two graphics cards, we recommend that you plug a
power cable from your power supply unit onto the 5V/12V power
connector at location J6. This will provide more stability to the entire
system. The system board will still work even if the additional power
connector is not connected.
4
X
1
+5V
+12V
Ground
Ground
The system board requires a minimum of 300 Watt power supply
to operate. Your system configuration (CPU power, amount of
memory, add-in cards, peripherals, etc.) may exceed the minimum
power requirement. To ensure that adequate power is provided, we
strongly recommend that you use a minimum of 400 Watt (or
greater) power supply.
Important:
Insufficient power supplied to the system may result in instability or the add-in boards and peripherals not functioning properly. Calculating the system’s approximate power usage is important to ensure that the power supply meets the system’s
consumption requirements.
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Restarting the PC
Normally, you can power-off the PC by:
1. Pressing the power button at the front panel of the chassis.
or
2. Pressing the power switch that is on the system board (note: not
all system boards come with this switch).
If for some reasons you need to totally cut off the power supplied
to the PC, switch off the power supply or unplug the power cord.
Take note though that if you intend to restart it at once, please
strictly follow the steps below.
1. The time where power is totally discharged varies among power
supplies. It's discharge time is highly dependent on the system's
configuration such as the wattage of the power supply, the
sequence of the supplied power as well as the number of
peripheral devices connected to the system. Due to this reason,
we strongly recommend that you wait for the Standby Power
LED (refer to the “LEDs” section in this chapter for the location
of the Standby Power LED) to lit off.
2. After the Standby Power LED has lit off, wait for 6 seconds
before powering on the PC.
If the system board is already enclosed in a chassis which
apparently will not make the Standby Power LED visible, wait for
15 seconds before you restore power connections. 15 seconds is
approximately the time that will take the LED to lit off and the
time needed before restoring power.
The above will ensure protection and prevent damage to the
motherboard and components.
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Front Panel Connectors
ATX-SW
PWR-LED
J19
2
X1
20
19
HD-LED
SPEAKER
RESET
HD-LED: Primary/Secondary IDE LED
This LED will light when the hard drive is being accessed.
RESET: Reset Switch
This switch allows you to reboot without having to power off the
system thus prolonging the life of the power supply or system.
SPEAKER: Speaker Connector
This connects to the speaker installed in the system chassis.
ATX-SW: ATX Power Switch
Depending on the setting in the BIOS setup, this switch is a “dual
function power button” that will allow your system to enter the SoftOff or Suspend mode. Refer to “Soft-Off By PBTN” in the Power
Management Setup (Chapter 3).
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PWR-LED: Power/Standby LED
When the system’s power is on, this LED will light. When the system
is in the S1 (POS - Power On Suspend) or S3 (STR - Suspend To
RAM) state, it will blink every second.
Note:
If a system did not boot-up and the Power/Standby LED did
not light after it was powered-on, it may indicate that the CPU
or memory module was not installed properly. Please make
sure they are properly inserted into their corresponding socket.
Pin
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Pin Assignment
HD-LED
(Primary/Secondary IDE LED)
3
5
HDD LED Power
HDD
Reserved
14
16
N. C.
N. C.
ATX-SW
(ATX power switch)
8
10
PWRBT+
PWRBT-
Reserved
18
20
N. C.
N. C.
RESET
(Reset switch)
7
9
Ground
H/W Reset
SPEAKER
(Speaker connector)
13
15
17
19
Speaker Data
N. C.
Ground
Speaker Power
PWR-LED
(Power/Standby LED)
2
4
6
LED Power (+)
LED Power (+)
LED Power (-) or Standby Signal
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EZ Touch Switches
Reset Switch
Power Switch
X
The presence of the power switch and reset switch on the system
board are user-friendly especially to DIY users. They provide
convenience in powering on and/or resetting the system while fine
tuning the system board before it is installed into the system chassis.
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PCI Express Slots
PCI Express x16
PCI Express x1
PCI Express x16
PCI Express x16
Install PCI Express x16 graphics card, that comply to the PCI Express specifications, into the PCI Express x16 slot. To install a graphics card into the x16 slot, align the graphics card above the slot then
press it down firmly until it is completely seated in the slot. The
retaining clip of the slot will automatically hold the graphics card in
place.
Refer to chapter 7 for information on configuring SLI.
PCI Express x1
Install PCI Express x1 cards such as network cards or other cards
that comply to the PCI Express specifications into the PCI Express
x1 slot.
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Battery
The lithium ion battery powers the real-time clock and CMOS
memory. It is an auxiliary source of power when the main power is
shut off.
Safety Measures
• Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommend by
the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries according to the batter y
manufacturer’s instructions.
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
Award BIOS Setup Utility
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is a program that takes care
of the basic level of communication between the processor and peripherals. In addition, the BIOS also contains codes for various advanced features found in this system board. This chapter explains the
Setup Utility for the Award BIOS.
After you power up the system, the BIOS message appears on the
screen and the memory count begins. After the memory test, the
following message will appear on the screen:
Press DEL to enter setup
If the message disappears before you respond, restart the system or
press the “Reset” button. You may also restart the system by pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
When you press <Del>, the main menu screen will appear.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
X
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Genie BIOS Setting
↑ ↓ → ←
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
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Standard CMOS Features
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Standard CMOS Features” and
press <Enter>. A screen similar to the one below will appear.
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Standard CMOS Features
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Date <mm:dd:yy>
Time <hh:mm:ss>
Tue, Jun 6 2006
9 : 3 : 54
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
ST340823A
None
CD-532E
None
None
None
None
None
Channel 0 Master
Channel 0 Slave
Channel 1 Master
Channel 1 Slave
Channel 2 Master
Channel 3 Master
Channel 4 Master
Channel 5 Master
Drive A
Halt On
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
X
Change the day, month,
year and century
1.44M, 3.5 in.
All, But Keyboard
640K
980992K
982016K
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays
a day, from Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from
January to December. Date displays the date, from 1 to 31. Year
displays the year, from 1994 to 2079.
Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based
on the 24-hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00.
Hour displays hours from 00 to 23. Minute displays minutes from
00 to 59. Second displays seconds from 00 to 59.
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IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave and IDE Channel 2/3/4/5 Master
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
0
0
1
1
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Used to configure Parallel ATA drives
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
2
3
4
5
Master
Master
Master
Master
Used to configure Serial ATA drives
Note:
The NVIDIA nForce4 chip supports RAID arrays spanning
across Serial ATA and Parallel ATA. Enable the RAID function in
the Integrated Peripherals submenu, OnChip IDE Device section
of the BIOS.
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To configure the IDE drives, move the cursor to a field then press
<Enter>. The following screen will appear.
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IDE Channel 0 Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press Enter
IDE Channel 0 Master
Access Mode
Auto
Auto
Capacity
40022MB
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
19158
16
0
19157
255
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
To auto-detect the
HDD’s size, head... on
this channel
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Detects the parameters of the drive. The parameters will automatically be shown on the screen.
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave and IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave
The drive type information should be included in the documentation
from your hard disk vendor. If you select ”Auto”, the BIOS will autodetect the HDD & CD-ROM drive at the POST stage and show
the IDE for the HDD & CD-ROM drive. If a hard disk has not
been installed, select “None”.
Access Mode
For hard drives larger than 528MB, you would typically select the
LBA type. Certain operating systems require that you select CHS or
Large. Please check your operating system’s manual or Help desk on
which one to select.
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Capacity
Displays the approximate capacity of the disk drive. Usually the size
is slightly greater than the size of a formatted disk given by a disk
checking program.
Cylinder
This field displays the number of cylinders.
Head
This field displays the number of read/write heads.
Precomp
This field displays the number of cylinders at which to change the
write timing.
Landing Zone
This field displays the number of cylinders specified as the landing
zone for the read/write heads.
Sector
This field displays the number sectors per track.
Drive A
This field identifies the type of floppy disk drive installed.
None
360K, 5.25 in.
1.2M, 5.25 in.
720K, 3.5 in.
1.44M, 3.5 in.
2.88M, 3.5 in.
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No floppy drive is installed
5-1/4 in. standard drive; 360KB capacity
5-1/4 in. AT-type high-density drive; 1.2MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 720KB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 1.44MB capacity
3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 2.88MB capacity
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Halt On
This field determines whether the system will stop if an error is
detected during power up. The default setting is All Errors.
No Errors The system boot will not stop for any errors detected.
All Errors The system boot will stop whenever the BIOS detects
a non-fatal error.
All, But Keyboard The system boot will not stop for a keyboard
error; it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Diskette The system boot will not stop for a disk error;
it will stop for all other errors.
All, But Disk/Key The system boot will not stop for a disk or
keyboard error; it will stop for all other errors.
Base Memory
Displays the amount of base (or conventional) memory installed in
the system. The value of the base memory is typically 512K for
systems with 512K memory installed on the motherboard or 640K
for systems with 640K or more memor y installed on the
motherboard.
Extended Memory
Displays the amount of extended memory detected during boot-up.
Total Memory
Displays the total memory available in the system.
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Advanced BIOS Features
The Advanced BIOS Features allows you to configure your system
for basic operation. Some entries are defaults required by the system
board, while others, if enabled, will improve the performance of your
system or let you set some features according to your preference.
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Removable
Hard Disk
CDROM
Enabled
Disabled
On
Disabled
6
250
Setup
Enabled
1.4
Non-OS2
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
X
Select Removable Boot
Device Priority
X
Removable Device Priority
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Network Boot Priority
Virus Warning
CPU Internal Cache
External Cache
Quick Power On Self Test
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Typematic Rate Setting
x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
x Typematic Delay (Msec)
Security Option
APIC Mode
MPS Version Control For OS
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
Full Screen LOGO Show
Small Logo(EPA) Show
X
X
X
X
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Advanced BIOS Features
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The screen above list all the fields available in the Advanced BIOS Features
submenu, for ease of reference in this manual. In the actual CMOS setup, you have
to use the scroll bar to view the fields. The settings on the screen are for
reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
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Removable Device Priority
This field is used to select the boot sequence of the removable
devices. Move the cursor to this field then press <Enter>. Use the
Up or Down arrow keys to select a device then press <+> to
move it up or <-> to move it down the list.
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Removable Device Priority
1. Floppy Disks
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
Use <↑> or <↓> to
select a device, then
press <+> to move it up,
or <-> to move it down
the list. Press <ESC> to
exit this menu.
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
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Hard Disk Boot Priority
This field is used to select the boot sequence of the hard drives.
Move the cursor to this field then press <Enter>. Use the Up or
Down arrow keys to select a device then press <+> to move it up
or <-> to move it down the list.
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Hard Disk Boot Priority
1. Bootable Add-in Cards
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
Use <↑> or <↓> to
select a device, then
press <+> to move it up,
or <-> to move it down
the list. Press <ESC> to
exit this menu.
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
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Network Boot Priority
This field is used to select the boot sequence of the network. Move
the cursor to this field then press <Enter>. Use the Up or Down
arrow keys to select a device then press <+> to move it up or <> to move it down the list.
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Network Boot Priority
1. Network 0 : NVIDIA Boot Agent 229.0525
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
Use <↑> or <↓> to
select a device, then
press <+> to move it up,
or <-> to move it down
the list. Press <ESC> to
exit this menu.
↑↓:
Move
PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority
F10: Save
ESC: Exit
F5: Previous Values
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
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Virus Warning
This field protects the boot sector and partition table of your hard disk
drive. When this field is enabled, the Award BIOS will monitor the boot
sector and partition table of the hard disk drive. If an attempt is made
to write to the boot sector or partition table of the hard disk drive,
the BIOS will halt the system and an error message will appear.
After seeing the error message, if necessary, you will be able to run
an anti-virus program to locate and remove the problem before any
damage is done.
Many disk diagnostic programs which attempt to access the boot sector table will cause the warning message to appear. If you are running
such a program, we recommend that you first disable this field. Also,
disable this field if you are installing or running certain operating systems like Windows® 95/98/2000 or the operating system may not
install nor work.
CPU Internal Cache and External Cache
These fields speed up the memory access. The default is Enabled,
which provides better performance by enabling cache.
Quick Power On Self Test
This field speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) whenever the system is powered on. The BIOS will shorten or skip some check items
during POST. To attain the shortest POST time, select “Enabled”.
First Boot Device, Second Boot Device, Third Boot Device and Boot
Other Device
Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the “First Boot
Device” “Second Boot Device” and “Third Boot Device” fields respectively. The BIOS will boot the operating system according to the
sequence of the drive selected. Set “Boot Other Device” to Enabled
if you wish to boot from another device.
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Boot Up Floppy Seek
When enabled, the BIOS will check whether the floppy disk drive installed is 40 or 80 tracks. Note that the BIOS cannot distinguish between 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M drive types as they are all 80
tracks. When disabled, the BIOS will not search for the type of floppy
disk drive by track number. Note that there will not be any warning
message if the drive installed is 360KB.
Boot Up NumLock Status
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric
keypad. By default, the system boots up with NumLock on wherein
the function of the numeric keypad is the number keys. When set to
Off, the function of the numeric keypad is the arrow keys.
Typematic Rate Setting
Disabled Continually holding down a key on your keyboard will
cause the BIOS to report that the key is down.
Enabled The BIOS will not only report that the key is down,
but will first wait for a moment, and, if the key is still
down, it will begin to report that the key has been
depressed repeatedly. For example, you would use such
a feature to accelerate cursor movements with the arrow keys. You can then select the typematic rate and
typematic delay in the “Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)”
and “Typematic Delay (Msec)” fields below.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This field allows you to select the rate at which the keys are accelerated.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
This field allows you to select the delay between when the key was
first depressed and when the acceleration begins.
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Security Option
This field determines when the system will prompt for the password
- everytime the system boots or only when you enter the BIOS
setup. Set the password in the Set Supervisor/User Password
submenu.
System The system will not boot and access to Setup will be
denied unless the correct password is entered at the
prompt.
Setup The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied
unless the correct password is entered at the prompt.
APIC Mode
Leave this field in its default setting.
MPS Version Control for OS
This field is used to select the MPS version that the system board is
using.
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
Select the “OS2” option only if the system that is running an OS/2
operating system has greater than 64MB RAM.
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
The system board supports SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and
Reporting Technology) hard drives. SMART is a reliability prediction
technology for ATA/IDE and SCSI drives. The drive will provide sufficient notice to the system or user to backup data prior to the
drive’s failure. The default is Disabled. If you are using hard drives
that support S.M.A.R.T., set this field to Enabled. SMART is supported in ATA/33 or later hard drives.
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Full Screen Logo Show
This field is applicable only if you want a particular logo to appear
during system boot-up.
Enabled
The logo will appear in full screen during system bootup.
Disabled The logo will not appear during system boot-up.
Small Logo(EPA) Show
Enabled The EPA logo will appear during system boot-up.
Disabled The EPA logo will not appear during system boot-up.
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Advanced Chipset Features
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SSE/SSE2/SSE3 Instructions
System BIOS Cacheable
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Enabled
Disabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
This section gives you functions to configure the system based on
the specific features of the chipset. The chipset manages bus speeds
and access to system memory resources. These items should not
be altered unless necessary. The default settings have been chosen
because they provide the best operating conditions for your system.
The only time you might consider making any changes would be if
you discovered some incompatibility or that data was being lost
while using your system.
SSE/SSE2/SSE3 Instructions
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
System BIOS Cacheable
When this field is enabled, accesses to the system BIOS ROM addressed at F0000H-FFFFFH are cached, provided that the cache
controller is enabled. The larger the range of the Cache RAM, the
higher the efficiency of the system.
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Integrated Peripherals
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X
X
X
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
OnChip IDE Device
Onboard Device
Super IO Device
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
X
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
OnChip IDE Device
OnChip IDE Channel 0
Primary Master PIO
Primary Slave PIO
Primary Master UDMA
Primary Slave UDMA
OnChip IDE Channel 1
Secondary Master PIO
Secondary Slave PIO
Secondary Master UDMA
Secondary Slave UDMA
IDE DMA Transfer Access
Serial-ATA Controller
IDE Prefetch Mode
IDE HDD Block Mode
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enabled
All Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
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Onboard RAID Setting ****************
RAID Enable
Disabled
IDE Primary Master RAID
Disabled
IDE Primary Slave RAID
Disabled
IDE Secndry Master RAID
Disabled
IDE Secndry Slave RAID
Disabled
SATA 1 Primary RAID
Disabled
SATA 1 Secondary RAID
Disabled
SATA 2 Primary RAID
Disabled
SATA 2 Secondary RAID
Disabled
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
****************
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
X
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
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OnChip IDE Channel0 and OnChip IDE Channel1
These fields allow you to enable or disable the primary and secondary IDE controller. The default is Enabled. Select Disabled if you want
to add a different hard drive controller.
Primary Master/Slave PIO and Secondary Master/Slave PIO
PIO means Programmed Input/Output. Rather than have the BIOS
issue a series of commands to effect a transfer to or from the disk
drive, PIO allows the BIOS to tell the controller what it wants and
then let the controller and the CPU perform the complete task by
themselves. Your system supports five modes, 0 (default) to 4, which
primarily differ in timing. When Auto is selected, the BIOS will select
the best available mode after checking your drive.
Auto
Mode 0-4
The BIOS will automatically set the system according
to your hard disk drive’s timing.
You can select a mode that matches your hard disk
drive’s timing. Caution: Do not use the wrong setting
or you will have drive errors.
Primary Master/Slave UDMA and Secondary Master/Slave UDMA
These fields allow you to set the Ultra DMA in use. When Auto is
selected, the BIOS will select the best available option after checking
your hard drive or CD-ROM.
Auto
Disabled
The BIOS will automatically detect the settings for
you.
The BIOS will not detect these categories.
IDE DMA Transfer Access
This field is used to enable or disable the DMA transfer function of
an IDE hard drive.
Serial-ATA Controller
This field is used to select the Serial ATA channels you want enabled.
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IDE Prefetch Mode
This allows data and addresses to be stored in the internal buffer of
the chip, thus reducing access time. Enable this field to achieve better
performance.
IDE HDD Block Mode
Enabled
The IDE HDD uses the block mode. The system BIOS
will check the hard disk drive for the maximum block
size the system can transfer. The block size will depend
on the type of hard disk drive.
Disabled The IDE HDD uses the standard mode.
RAID Enable
This field is used to enable or disable the RAID function of Parallel
ATA drives and Serial ATA drives.
IDE Primary Master RAID and IDE Primary Slave RAID
These fields are used to enable or disable the RAID function of the
primary IDE’s master and slave channels.
IDE Secondary Master RAID and IDE Secondary Slave RAID
These fields are used to enable or disable the RAID function of the
secondary IDE’s master and slave channels.
SATA 1 Primary RAID and SATA 1 Secondary RAID
These fields are used to enable or disable the RAID function of
Serial ATA’s first channel (SATA 1 and SATA 2).
SATA 2 Primary RAID and SATA 2 Secondary RAID
These fields are used to enable or disable the RAID function of
Serial ATA’s second channel (SATA 3 and SATA 4).
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Onboard Device
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Onboard Device
OnChip USB
USB Keyboard Support
AC97 Audio
MAC LAN
MAC Media Interface
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
V1.1+V2.0
Disabled
Auto
Auto
Pin Strap
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
OnChip USB
This field is used to enable or disable USB 2.0.
USB Keyboard Support
Due to the limited space of the BIOS ROM, the support for legacy
USB keyboard (in DOS mode) is by default set to Disabled. With
more BIOS ROM space available, it will be able to support more
advanced features as well as provide compatibility to a wide variety
of peripheral devices. If a PS/2 keyboard is not available and you
need to use a USB keyboard to install Windows (installation is performed in DOS mode) or run any program under DOS, set this
field to Enabled.
AC97 Audio
Auto
Select this option when using the onboard audio.
Disabled Select this option when using a PCI sound card.
MAC LAN
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller.
MAC Media Interface
The options are MII, RGMII and Pin Strap.
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Super IO Device
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Enabled
3F8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3
IrDA
Half
378/IRQ7
SPP
3
Onboard FDC Controller
Onboard Serial Port 1
Onboard Serial Port (IR)
IR Mode Select
IR Duplex Mode
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
x ECP Mode Use DMA
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be
identical to this one.
Onboard FDC Controller
Enabled
Disabled
Enables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Disables the onboard floppy disk controller.
Onboard Serial Port 1
Auto
The system will automatically select an I/O address
for the onboard serial port.
3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3
Allows you to
manually select an I/O address for the onboard serial port.
Disabled
Disables the onboard serial port.
Onboard Serial Port (IR)
Auto
The system will automatically select an I/O address
for the IR device.
3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3
Allows you to
manually select an I/O address for the IR device.
Disabled
Disables the IR device.
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IR Mode Select
This field is used to select the type of IrDA standard supported by
your IrDA device. For better transmission of data, your IrDA peripheral device must be within a 30o angle and within a distance of 1
meter.
IR Duplex Mode
Half
Full
Data is completely transmitted before receiving data.
Transmits and receives data simultaneously.
Onboard Parallel Port
378/IRQ7, 3BC/IRQ7, 278/IRQ5 Selects the I/O address and
IRQ for the onboard parallel port.
Disabled Disables the onboard parallel port.
Parallel Port Mode
The options are SPP, EPP, ECP and ECP+EPP. These apply to a
standard specification and will depend on the type and speed of
your device. Refer to your peripheral’s manual for the best option.
SPP
Allows normal speed operation but in one direction only.
“ECP (Extended Capabilities Port)”
Allows parallel port to operate in bidirectional mode and at a
speed faster than the normal mode’s data transfer rate.
“EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port)”
Allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed.
ECP Mode Use DMA
This field is used to select a DMA channel for the parallel port.
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Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure your system
to most effectively save energy.
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Power Management Setup
ACPI Function
ACPI Suspend Type
Power Management
HDD Power Down
HDD Down In Suspend
Soft-Off By PBTN
Wake Up On LAN
Resume By Ring
Resume By Alarm
x Day of Month Alarm
x Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
Power On Function
x Hot Key Power On
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Enabled
S1(POS)
User Define
Disabled
Disabled
Instant-Off
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
0
0:0:0
BUTTON ONLY
Ctrl-F1
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
X
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
ACPI Function
This function should be enabled only in operating systems that support ACPI. Currently, only Windows® 98SE/2000/ME/XP supports
this function. When this field is enabled, the system will ignore the
settings in the “HDD Power Down” field. If you want to use the
Suspend to RAM function, make sure this field is enabled then select
“S3(STR)” in the field below.
ACPI Suspend Type
This field is used to select the type of Suspend mode.
S1(POS)
S3(STR)
Enables the Power On Suspend function.
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
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Power Management
This field allows you to select the type (or degree) of power saving
by changing the length of idle time that elapses before the “HDD
Power Down” field is activated.
Min Saving
Max Saving
User Define
Minimum power saving time for the “HDD Power
Down” = 15 min.
Maximum power saving time for the “HDD Power
Down” = 1 min.
Allows you to set the power saving time in the
“HDD Power Down” field.
HDD Power Down
This is selectable only when the Power Management field is set to
User Define. When the system enters the HDD Power Down mode
according to the power saving time selected, the hard disk drive will
be powered down while all other devices remain active.
HDD Down In Suspend
The default setting is Disabled. When enabled, the hard drive will be
powered off once the system enters the Suspend mode.
Soft-Off by PBTN
This field allows you to select the method of powering off your
system.
Delay 4 Sec. Regardless of whether the Power Management function is enabled or disabled, if the power button is
pushed and released in less than 4 sec, the system
enters the Suspend mode. The purpose of this function is to prevent the system from powering off in
case you accidentally “hit” or pushed the power button. Push and release again in less than 4 sec to
restore. Pushing the power button for more than 4
seconds will power off the system.
Instant-Off Pressing and then releasing the power button at
once will immediately power off your system.
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Wake Up On LAN
Set this field to Enabled to wake up the system via the onboard
LAN or via a LAN card that uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal to remotely wake up the system. Access to the
LAN card will cause the system to wake up. Refer to the card’s
documentation for more information.
Resume By Ring
When this field is set to Enabled, the system will power-on to respond to calls coming from an external modem.
Power-On By Alarm
Enabled
When Enabled, you can set the time you would like the
Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC to power-on in the
“Time (dd:hh:mm) of Alarm” field. However, if the system is being accessed by incoming calls or the network
prior to the time set in the field, the system will give
priority to the incoming calls or network.
Disabled Disables the automatic power-on function. (default)
Day of Month Alarm
0
1-31
The system will power-on everyday according to the
time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
Select a date you would like the system to power-on.
The system will power-on on the set date, and time set
in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
Time (hh:mm:ss) of Alarm
This is used to set the time you would like the system to power-on.
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Power On Function
This field allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse to
power-on the system.
Button only
Default setting. Uses the power button to power
on the system.
Hot Key
Select the function key you would like to use to
power-on the system in the “Hot Key Power On”
field.
Mouse Move Move the PS/2 mouse to wake up the system.
Mouse Click Click the PS/2 mouse to wake up the system.
Any Key
Press any key to power-on the system.
Keyboard 98 Press the “wake up” key of the Windows® 98 compatible keyboard to power-on the system.
Hot Key Power On
This field is used to select a function key that you would like to use
to power-on the system.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. It covers
some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that only
experienced users should make any changes to the default settings.
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PnP/PCI Configurations
Resources Controlled By
x IRQ Resources
Auto
Press Enter
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
PCI Express Relative Items
Maximum Payload Size
**
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Disabled
**
4096
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
X
Default is Disabled.
Select Enabled to reset
Extended System
Configuration Data
(ESCD) when you exit
Setup if you have
installed a new add-on
and the system
reconfiguration has
caused such a serious
conflict that the OS
cannot boot.
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
Resources Controlled By
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capability to automatically
configure all of the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices.
Auto(ESCD) The system will automatically detect the settings for
you.
Manual
Choose the specific IRQ in the “IRQ Resources”
field.
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IRQ Resources
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. This field is used to
set each system interrupt to either Reserved or PCI Device.
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IRQ-3
IRQ-4
IRQ-5
IRQ-7
IRQ-9
IRQ-10
IRQ-11
IRQ-12
IRQ-14
IRQ-15
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
assigned to
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
Legacy ISA for devices
compliant with the
original PC AT bus
specification. PCI/ISA
PnP for devices
compliant with the Plug
and Play standard
whether designed for
PCI or ISA bus
architecture.
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This field determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can
work with PCI/VGA or not.
Enabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA.
Disabled MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards does not work with PCI/
VGA.
Maximum Payload Size
This field is used to select the maximum TLP payload size of the PCI
Express devices. The unit is byte.
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PC Health Status
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PC Health Status
85oC/185oF
90oC/194oF
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
Shutdown Temperature
Shutdown TEMP (Chipset)
CPU Fan Power
Chip Fan Power
System Fan Power
VCC3 Voltage
+12V Voltage
5V Standby Voltage
Voltage Battery
CPU Temperature
Chipset TEMP
System TEMP
CPU Fan Speed
Chipset Fan Speed
System Fan Speed
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Menu Level
X
3.29V
11.90V
5.02V
3.05V
32oC
54oC
36oC
3245 RPM
4440 RPM
2596 RPM
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical to this one.
Shutdown Temperature
You can prevent the system from overheating by selecting a temperature in this field. If the system detected that the CPU temperature exceeded the temperature set in this field, it will automatically
shutdown.
Shutdown Temperature (Chipset)
You can prevent the system from overheating by selecting a temperature in this field. If the system detected that the Chipset temperature exceeded the temperature set in this field, it will automatically shutdown.
CPU/Chip/System Fan Power
Auto
Enables the Smart Fan function. The speed of the fan will
rotate according to the current temperature.
60%, 70%, 80%, 90% These options allow you to manually select
the speed of the fan.
VCC3 Voltage to System Fan Speed
These fields will show the output voltage, temperature and fan speed
of the monitored devices or components.
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Important:
The maximum operating temperature of an AMD CPU is 70oC while
the maximum operating temperature of the NVIDIA chipset is 90oC.
Refer to the PC Health Status or the Smart Guardian utility for the
current CPU and chipset temperatures. Ensure that the CPU and
chipset temperatures does not exceed 60oC and 80oC respectively
as these are most ideal for providing safe and stable system condition. You can control these temperatures or reduce the fan’s noise by
adjusting the fan speed in the “CPU/Chip/System Fan Power” field. The
faster the fan speed, the lower the temperature.
Genie BIOS Setting
X
DRAM Configuration
AMD K8 Cool‘n’Quiet Control
Press Enter
Auto
X
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Item Help
Menu Level
=========== Ratio & Clock Setting =========
CPU FSB Ratio Setting
Auto
CPU’n’NB Bus Ratio Setting
Auto
CPU Clock Setting
200MHz
DRAM Speed
Auto
CPU’n’NB Bus Width
↓16 ↑16
100MHz
PCIE Clock Setting
X
DRAM timing and
control
============ Voltage Setting ============
CPU Voltage Setting
Default
DRAM Voltage Setting
Auto
1.5V
Chip Voltage Setting
HT Voltage Setting
1.2V
1.36V
Current CPU Voltage
Current DRAM Voltage
1.96V
Current Chipset Voltage
1.47V
Current HT Voltage
1.20V
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
X
============ Miscellaneous ============
PCI eXpress Configuration
16X 2X
Init Display First
PCIEx-Master
CPU Spread Spectrum
Disabled
SATA Spread Spectrum
Disabled
PCIE Spread Spectrum
Disabled
ACPI XSDT Table
Enabled
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The screen above list all the fields available in the Genie BIOS Setting submenu,
for ease of reference in this manual. In the actual CMOS setup, you have to use
the scroll bar to view the fields. The settings on the screen are for reference only.
Your version may not be identical to this one.
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DRAM Configuration
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
Auto
Auto
Disabled
3 bus clocks
75ns
75ns
75ns
75ns
6 bus clocks
3 clocks
26 bus clocks
6 clocks
5 clocks
6 clocks
18 bus clocks
Level 1
Skip DQS
Disabled
Per Channel
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
C0
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
X
x
x
x
x
x
x
1T/2T Memory Timing
CAS# Latency (Tcl)
DDRII Timing Item
TwTr Command Delay
Trfc0 for DIMM0
Trfc1 for DIMM1
Trfc2 for DIMM2
Trfc3 for DIMM3
(Twr) Write Recovery Time
(Trtp) Precharge Time
(Trc) Row Cycle Time
(Trcd) RAS to CAS R/W Delay
(Trrd) RAS to RAS Delay
(Trp) Row Precharge Time
(Tras) Minimum RAS Active Time
DRAM Output Driving
DQS Training Control
CKE Base Power Down Mode
CKE Based Power Down
Memclock Tri-stating
Memory Hole Remapping
Auto Optimize Bottom IO
Bottom of [31:24] IO Space
DRAM ECC Enable
DRAM MCE Enable
Chip-Kill Mode Enable
DRAM ECC Redirection
DRAM Background Scrubber
L2 Cache Background Scrubber
DCache Background Scrubber
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DRAM Configuration
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
The screen above list all the fields available in the DRAM Configuration submenu,
for ease of reference in this manual. In the actual CMOS setup, you have to use
the scroll bar to view the fields. The settings on the screen are for reference only.
Your version may not be identical to this one.
1T/2T Memory Timing
2T timing which provides better system stability is supported in CG
or later revisions of the AMD AthlonTM 64 CPU. This field will not
appear if you are using a CPU whose version is older than the CG
revision.
Auto Automatically detects the memory timing.
1T Sets the memory timing to Performance mode. Select this
mode for better system performance.
2T Sets the memory timing to Normal mode. Select this
mode if you encounter system instability. (default)
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CAS# Latency (Tcl)
This field is used to select the clock cycle of the CAS latency time.
The option selected specifies the timing delay before SDRAM starts
a read command after receiving it.
DDRII Timing Item
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
TwTr Command Delay
The options are Reserved, 1 bus clock, 2 bus clocks and 3 bus
clocks.
Trfc0 for DIMM0, Trfc1 for DIMM1, Trfc2 for DIMM2 and Trfc3 for
DIMM3
These fields are used to select the auto refresh cycle time.
(Twr) Write Recovery Time
This field is used to select the write recovery time when the DRAM
safely registers the last write data. This is the time from the last write
data to precharge.
(Trtp) Precharge Time
This field is used to select the precharge time.
(Trc) Row Cycle Time
This field is used to select the row cycle time, RAS# active or auto
refresh of the same bank.
(Trcd) RAS to CAS R/W Delay
When DRAM refreshes, both rows and columns are addressed
separately. This field is used to select the delay time from RAS (Row
Address Strobe) to CAS (Column Address Strobe) when reading
and writing to the same bank. The lesser the clock cycle, the faster
the DRAM’s performance.
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(Trrd) RAS to RAS Delay
This field is used to select the delay time from RAS (Row Address
Strobe) to the next RAS (Row Address Strobe) when reading to the
same bank. The lesser the clock cycle, the faster the DRAM’s performance.
(Trp) Row Precharge Time
This field is used to select the number of cycles that is allowed for
Row Address Strobe (RAS) to precharge. If insufficient time is allowed for the RAS to accumulate its charge before DRAM refreshes,
refreshing may be incomplete and DRAM may fail to retain data.
(Tras) Minimum RAS Active Time
This field is used to select the minimum time RAS takes to read
from and write to a memory cell.
DRAM Output Driving
This field is used to select the DRAM output driving value.
DQS Training Control
The options are Skip DQS and Perform DQS.
CKE Base Power Down Mode
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
CKE Based Power Down
The options are Per Channel and Per CS.
Memclock Tri-stating
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Memory Hole Remapping
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Auto Optimize Bottom IO
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Bottom of [31:24] IO Space
This field is used to select the memory that will be remapped to
another address higher than 00E0.
DRAM ECC Enable
This field is used to enable or disable the DRAM’s ECC feature.
When enabled, it allows the system to automatically correct and recover from memory failure.
DRAM MCE Enable
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Chip-Kill Mode Enable
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
DRAM ECC Redirection
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
DRAM Background Scrubber
This field allows the DRAM scrubbing feature to correct memory
errors.
L2 Cache Background Scrubber
This field corrects the memory errors of the L2 data cache RAM.
DCache Background Scrubber
This field corrects the memory errors of the L1 data cache RAM.
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AMD K8 Cool ‘n’ Quiet Control
Auto
Disabled
Enables AMD’s Cool‘n’Quiet technology. This function
allows the system to detect the CPU’s tasks and utilization status. When the CPU’s task slows down, the
system effectively lowers power consumption by
changing its CPU speed and voltage, subsequently
decreasing its noise level.
Disables AMD’s Cool‘n’Quiet technology.
CPU FSB Ratio Setting
This field is used to select the CPU FSB ratio.
CPU‘n’NB Bus Ratio Setting
This field is used to select the bus ratio between the CPU and
north bridge.
CPU Clock Setting
This field provides several options for selecting the external system
bus clock of the processor. The available options allow you to adjust
the processor’s bus clock by 1MHz increment.
Important:
Selecting an external bus clock other than the default setting
may result to the processor’s or system’s instability and are not
guaranteed to provide better system performance.
DRAM Speed
This field is used to select the clock speed of the DIMM.
CPU‘n’NB Bus Width
This field is used to select the LDT bus transfer width between the
CPU and north bridge.
PCIE Clock Setting
This field is used to select the PCI Express clock.
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CPU Voltage Setting
This field allows you to manually adjust to a higher core voltage that
is supplied to the CPU.
DRAM Voltage Setting
This field allows you to manually select higher voltage supplied to the
DRAM.
Chip Voltage Setting
This field allows you to manually select higher voltage supplied to the
north bridge chip.
HT Voltage Setting
This field allows you to manually select higher voltage supplied to the
south bridge chip.
Important:
Although the CPU / DRAM / Chip / HT overvoltage is supported, we do not recommend that you use a higher voltage
because unstable current may be supplied to the system board
causing damage.
Current CPU Voltage
This field will show the CPU’s current voltage.
Current DRAM Voltage
This field will show the DRAM’s current voltage.
Current Chipset Voltage
This field will show the north bridge chip’s current voltage.
Current HT Voltage
This field will show the south bridge chip’s current voltage.
PCI eXpress Configuration
This field is used to configure PCI Express.
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Init Display First
PCIEx-Master
PCIEx-Slave
PCI Slot
When the system boots, it will first initialize the
PCI Express Master graphics card.
When the system boots, it will first initialize the
PCI Express Slave graphics card.
When the system boots, it will first initialize PCI.
CPU Spread Spectrum
The options are Disabled and Center Spread.
SATA Spread Spectrum
The options are Disabled and Down Spread.
PCIE Spread Spectrum
The options are Disabled and Down Spread.
ACPI XSDT Table
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Hot Keys
Clearing the CMOS Data
If the overclocked settings resulted to the system’s instability or
worse yet, not being able to boot up the system, you can clear the
CMOS data during system boot up by using the Insert key and
power/reset button. This bypasses the process of opening the chassis
to reset the Clear CMOS jumper.
1. Power-off the system.
2. Press the Insert key and power button simultaneously until the
system reboots. This will load all BIOS settings back to their default values.
Loading the Default CPU Clock
If overclocking the CPU clock caused the system to hang, follow the
steps below to reload the default CPU clock.
1. Power-off the system.
2. Press the Home key and power button simultaneously until the
system reboots.
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Load Fail-Safe Defaults
The “Load Fail-Safe Defaults” option loads the troubleshooting default values permanently stored in the ROM chips. These settings are
not optimal and turn off all high performance features. You should
use these values only if you have hardware problems. Highlight this
option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Genie BIOS Setting
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)?
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
If you want to proceed, type <Y> and press <Enter>. The default
settings will be loaded.
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Load Optimized Defaults
The “Load Optimized Defaults” option loads optimized settings from
the BIOS ROM. Use the default values as standard values for your
system. Highlight this option in the main menu and press <Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Genie BIOS Setting
Set User Password
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)?
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Load Optimized Defaults
Type <Y> and press <Enter> to load the Setup default values.
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Set Supervisor Password
If you want to protect your system and setup from unauthorized
entry, set a supervisor’s password with the “System” option selected
in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want to protect access to
setup only, but not your system, set a supervisor’s password with the
“Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. You will not
be prompted for a password when you cold boot the system.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and
press <Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
Save & Exit Setup
X
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Genie BIOS Setting
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Change/Set/Disable Password
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the password function, highlight “Set Supervisor Password” and press <Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key to
return to the main menu.
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Set User Password
If you want another user to have access only to your system but
not to setup, set a user’s password with the “System” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features. If you want a user to enter a
password when trying to access setup, set a user’s password with
the “Setup” option selected in the Advanced BIOS Features.
Using user’s password to enter Setup allows a user to access only
“Set User Password” that appears in the main menu screen. Access
to all other options is denied.
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Set User Password” and press
<Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
Enter Password:
PC Health Status
Save & Exit Setup
X
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Genie BIOS Setting
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Change/Set/Disable Password
Type in the password. You are limited to eight characters. When
done, the message below will appear:
Confirm Password:
You are asked to verify the password. Type in exactly the same
password. If you type in a wrong password, you will be prompted
to enter the correct password again. To delete or disable the password function, highlight “Set User Password” and press <Enter>, instead of typing in a new password. Press the <Esc> key to return
to the main menu.
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Save & Exit Setup
When all the changes have been made, highlight “Save & Exit Setup”
and press <Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Genie BIOS Setting
SAVE to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)?
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Save Data to CMOS
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The modifications you have made will
be written into the CMOS memory, and the system will reboot. You
will once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make additional changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc>
simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
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Exit Without Saving
When you do not want to save the changes you have made, highlight “Exit Without Saving” and press <Enter>.
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X
Standard CMOS Features
X
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
X
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
X
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
X
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
X
PnP/PCI Configurations
X
PC Health Status
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
X
Genie BIOS Setting
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)?Save
N & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
↑ ↓ → ←
: Select Item
Abandon All Data
Type “Y” and press <Enter>. The system will reboot and you will
once again see the initial diagnostics on the screen. If you wish to
make any changes to the setup, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc> simultaneously or <Del> after memory testing is done.
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NVRAID BIOS
The NVRAID BIOS utility is used to configure and manage RAID on
Serial ATA drives and Parallel ATA drives.
After you power up the system and all drives have been detected,
the NVRAID BIOS status message screen will appear. Press the
<F10> key to enter the utility. The utility allows you to build a RAID
system on Serial ATA drives and Parallel ATA drives.
Refer to chapter 6 for steps in configuring RAID.
Important:
Before creating RAID, make sure you have installed the Serial/
Parallel ATA drives and connected the data cables otherwise you
won’t be able to enter the RAID BIOS utility.
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Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash
utility, AWDFLASH.EXE. You can download them from DFI’s web site
or contact technical support or your sales representative.
1. Save the new BIOS file along with the flash utility
AWDFLASH.EXE to a floppy disk.
2. Reboot the system and enter the Award BIOS Setup Utility to
set the first boot drive to “Floppy”.
3. Save the setting and reboot the system.
4. After the system booted from the floppy disk, execute the flash
utility by typing AWDFLASH.EXE. The following screen will appear.
Award BIOS Flash Utility V.8.15B
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
(The current BIOS information will appear in this area.)
File Name to Program :
5. Type the new BIOS file name onto the gray area that is next to
“File Name to Program” then press <Enter>.
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6. The following will appear.
Do You Want to Save BIOS (Y/N)
This question refers to the current existing BIOS in your system.
We recommend that you save the current BIOS and its flash
utility; just in case you need to reinstall the BIOS. To save the
current BIOS, press <Y> then enter the file name of the current
BIOS. Otherwise, press <N>.
7. The following will then appear.
Press “Y” to Program or “N” to Exit
8. Press <Y> to flash the new BIOS.
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Chapter 4 - Supported Software
Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities
and software applications required to enhance the performance of
the system board.
Inser t the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen
(Mainboard Utility CD) will appear. If after inserting the CD,
"Autorun" did not automatically star t (which is, the Mainboard Utility
CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root directory
of the CD and double-click "Setup".
Important:
You must first install Microsoft DirectX 9.0C prior to installing any
drivers.
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0C
When you insert the CD, the default menu that will appear is the Chipset
Drivers menu. If in any case it is not, click the “CHIPSET” icon that is on
the left side of the autorun screen.
1. Click “Microsoft DirectX
9.0C” on the main menu.
2. Click “I accept the
agreement” then click
Next.
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3. You are now ready to
install DirectX. Click
Next.
4. Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to
take effect.
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nVidia Chipset Drivers
On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “CHIPSET” icon.
1. Click “nVidia Chipset
Drivers” on the main
menu.
2. The installation wizard will
install NVIDIA Windows
nForce Drivers on your
computer. Click Next to
continue.
3. Select the drivers you
want to install. The
drivers will be installed
automatically. Make sure
you have selected
“NVIDIA IDE Driver”
because this driver will
replace Windows ATA
dr iver s enabling the
processor and other
system level hardware to
be more productive and
efficient. Click “Next” to
continue.
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4. Setup is currently installing
the drivers.
5. Read the information
about the NVIDIA IDE
software driver then click
Next.
6. Follow the prompts on
the screen to complete
installation.
Click “Yes, I want to
restar t my computer
now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new driver
installation to take effect.
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Realtek Audio Drivers
On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “AUDIO” icon.
1. Click “Realtek Audio
Drivers” on the main
menu.
2. The installation wizard will
extract the files needed
to install AC97 audio.
3. AC97 audio is intalling
and configuring the new
software installation.
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4. Follow the prompts on
the screen to complete
installation.
Click “Yes, I want to
restar t my computer
now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
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AMD CPU Cool‘n’Quiet Drivers
On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “TOOLS” icon.
1. Click “AMD
CPU
Cool‘n’Quiet Drivers” on
the main menu.
2. Setup is now ready to
install and configure the
driver. Click Next.
3. Read
the
license
agreement then click Yes.
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4. Go through the readme
document for system
requirements and installation tips then click Next.
5. Click Next to install to
the designated folder or
click Browse to select
another folder.
6. Click “Yes, I want to
restar t my computer
now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
Note:
Refer to chapter 5 for more information about the Cool‘n’Quiet Technology.
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ITE Smart Guardian
The system board comes with the ITE Smart Guardian utility. This utility is
capable of monitoring the system’s temperature, fan speed, voltage, etc.
and allows you to manually set a range (Highest and Lowest Limit) to the
items being monitored. If the settings/values are over or under the set
range, a warning message will pop-up. The utility can also be configured so
that a beeping alarm will sound whenever an error occurs. We recommend
that you use the “Default Setting” which is the ideal setting that would
keep the system in good working condition.
On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “TOOLS” icon.
1. Click
“ITE
Smar t
Guardian” on the main
menu.
2. Setup will prepare the
installation wizard.
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3. You are now ready to
install Smar t Guardian.
Click Next to install or
click Browse to select
another folder.
4. Click Next to add the
program icon to the
Program Folder.
5. Click Finish. Reboot the
system for the driver to
take effect.
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Intel USB 2.0 Drivers
The Intel chipset does not support USB 2.0 drivers for Windows®
98 SE and Windows® ME.
Windows® XP
If your Windows® XP CD already includes Service Pack 1, the USB
2.0 driver will automatically install when you install the operating system. If the CD does not include Service Pack 1, it is available for
download at Microsoft’s Windows Update website.
Windows® 2000
If your Windows® 2000 CD already includes Service Pack 4, the
USB 2.0 driver will automatically install when you install the operating
system. If the CD does not include Service Pack 4, it is available for
download at Microsoft’s Windows Update website.
Installation Notes
1. "Autorun" ONLY supports the Windows® 2000 and Windows®
XP operating systems. If after inserting the CD, "Autorun" did
not automatically start (which is, the Main Board Utility CD
screen did not appear), please go directly to the root directory
of the CD and double-click "Setup".
2. All steps or procedures to install software drivers are subject to
change without notice as the softwares are occassionally updated.
Please go to DFI's web site at "http://www.dfi.com/support1/
download2.asp" for the latest version of the drivers or software
applications.
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Chapter 5 - Cool’n’Quiet Technology
Cool‘n’Quiet Technology
The AMD Cool‘n’QuietTM technology allows the system to detect the
CPU’s tasks and utilization status. When the CPU’s task slows down,
the system effectively lowers power consumption by lowering its
CPU speed and voltage, subsequently decreasing its noise level.
To enable the Cool‘n’QuietTM technology, the following settings are
required.
1. Enable Cool‘n’QuietTM in the BIOS.
2. Install the Cool‘n’QuietTM driver.
3. Configure Power Management in Windows.
Step 1: Enable Cool‘n’QuietTM in the BIOS
1. Power-on the system then press <Del> to enter the main menu
of the BIOS.
2. Select the Genie BIOS Setting submenu then press <Enter>.
3. Set the “AMD K8 Cool‘n’Quiet Control” field to Auto.
X
DRAM Configuration
AMD K8 Cool‘n’Quiet Control
Press Enter
Auto
X
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Genie BIOS Setting
Item Help
Menu Level
=========== Ratio & Clock Setting =========
CPU FSB Ratio Setting
Auto
CPU’n’NB Bus Ratio Setting
Auto
CPU Clock Setting
200MHz
DRAM Speed
Auto
CPU’n’NB Bus Width
↓16 ↑16
PCIE Clock Setting
100MHz
X
DRAM timing and
control
============ Voltage Setting ============
CPU Voltage Setting
Default
DRAM Voltage Setting
Auto
Chip Voltage Setting
1.5V
HT Voltage Setting
1.2V
Current CPU Voltage
1.36V
Current DRAM Voltage
1.96V
Current Chipset Voltage
1.47V
Current HT Voltage
1.20V
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↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
X
============ Miscellaneous ============
PCI eXpress Configuration
16X 2X
Init Display First
PCIEx-Master
CPU Spread Spectrum
Disabled
SATA Spread Spectrum
Disabled
PCIE Spread Spectrum
Disabled
ACPI XSDT Table
Enabled
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
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4. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu of the BIOS setup
utility. Select “Save & Exit Setup” and press <Enter>.
5. Type <Y> and press <Enter>.
6. Reboot the system.
Install the Cool‘n’QuietTM Driver
1. Insert the provided CD into a CD-ROM drive.
2. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “TOOLS” icon.
3. Click “AMD CPU Cool‘n’Quiet Drivers” on the main menu.
4. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete the installation.
Note:
Refer to chapter 4 for details on installing the Cool‘n’Quiet
driver.
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Step 3: Configure Power Management in Windows
1. On the Windows desktop, click Start then select Control Panel.
2. In Control Panel, double-click the Power Options icon.
3. In the Power Schemes tab, select Minimal Power Management
under the Power schemes section then click OK.
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Chapter 6 - RAID
The NVIDIA nForce4 chip supports NVIDIA RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disk) that allows RAID arrays spanning across 4
Serial ATA and Parallel ATA drives. It supports RAID 0, RAID 1,
RAID 0+1 and JBOD.
RAID Levels
RAID 0 (Striped Disk Array without Fault Tolerance)
RAID 0 uses two new identical hard disk drives to read and write
data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Data is divided into stripes and
each stripe is written alternately between two disk drives. This
improves the I/O performance of the drives at different channel;
however it is not fault tolerant. A failed disk will result in data loss in
the disk array.
RAID 1 (Mirroring Disk Array with Fault Tolerance)
RAID 1 copies and maintains an identical image of the data from
one drive to the other drive. If a drive fails to function, the disk array
management software directs all applications to the other drive since
it contains a complete copy of the drive’s data. This enhances data
protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or an existing drive and a new drive but the size of
the new drive must be the same or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 0+1 (Striping and Mirroring)
RAID 0+1 is a combination of data striping and data mirroring
providing the benefits of both RAID 0 and RAID 1. Use four new
drives or an existing drive and three new drives for this
configuration.
JBOD (Spanning)
JBOD redundantly stores the same data on multiple disks that appear as a single disk on the operating system.
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Settings
To enable the RAID function, the following settings are required.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect Serial/Parallel ATA drives.
Configure Serial/Parallel ATA in the Award BIOS.
Configure RAID in the NVRAID BIOS
Install RAID driver.
Step 1: Connect Serial/Parallel ATA Drives
IDE connectors
SATA connectors
Refer to chapter 2 for details on connecting the serial/parallel ATA
drives.
Important:
1. Make sure you have installed the Serial/Parallel ATA drives
and connected the data cables otherwise you won’t be able
to enter the RAID BIOS utility.
2. Treat the cables with extreme caution especially while creating RAID. A damaged cable will ruin the entire installation
process and operating system. The system will not boot and
you will lost all data in the hard drives. Please give special
attention to this warning because there is no way of recovering back the data.
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Step 2: Configure Serial/Parallel ATA in the Award BIOS
1. Power-on the system then press <Del> to enter the main menu
of the Award BIOS.
2. Select the Integrated Peripherals submenu - “OnChip IDE
Device” section of the BIOS.
3. Set the “RAID Enable” field to “Enabled”.
4. Enable the RAID function of the Serial/Parallel ATA drives you
want to configure as RAID.
OnChip IDE Channel 0
Primary Master PIO
Primary Slave PIO
Primary Master UDMA
Primary Slave UDMA
OnChip IDE Channel 1
Secondary Master PIO
Secondary Slave PIO
Secondary Master UDMA
Secondary Slave UDMA
IDE DMA Transfer Access
Serial-ATA Controller
IDE Prefetch Mode
IDE HDD Block Mode
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enabled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Enabled
All Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
X
Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
OnChip IDE Device
Onboard RAID Setting ****************
Disabled
RAID Enable
Disabled
IDE Primary Master RAID
Disabled
IDE Primary Slave RAID
Disabled
IDE Secndry Master RAID
Disabled
IDE Secndry Slave RAID
Disabled
SATA 1 Primary RAID
Disabled
SATA 1 Secondary RAID
Disabled
SATA 2 Primary RAID
Disabled
SATA 2 Secondary RAID
Item Help
Menu Level
XX
****************
↑↓→← :
Move
Enter: Select
F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value
F10: Save
F6: Fail-Safe Defaults
X
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
ESC: Exit
F1: General Help
F7: Optimized Defaults
5. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu of the BIOS setup
utility. Select “Save & Exit Setup” and press <Enter>.
6. Type <Y> and press <Enter>.
7. Reboot the system.
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Step 3: Configure RAID in the RAID BIOS
When the system powers-up and all drives have been detected, the
NVRAID BIOS status message screen will appear. Press the <F10>
key to enter the utility. The utility allows you to build a RAID system
on Serial ATA drives and Parallel ATA drives. Press the <Ctrl> and
<X> keys to exit the RAID BIOS.
Step 4: Install the RAID Driver
If you are in the process of installing Windows® XP or Windows®
2000 on RAID configured drives, you will need the provided RAID
driver floppy diskette. If you are installing the driver on existing
Windows® XP or Windows® 2000, install the corresponding RAID
driver that is in the provided CD.
Installing NVRAID Driver While in the Process of Installing Windows® XP or Windows® 2000
The steps below will instruct you on installing the RAID driver while
in the process of installing Windows® XP or Windows® 2000 on
RAID configured drives.
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1.
Start Windows Setup by booting from the installation CD.
2.
Press <F6> when prompted at the beginning of Windows
setup.
3.
Now the following steps are extremely crucial because there
are 2 essential files that must be installed here. Press <S> to
select “Specify Additional Device”.
4.
At this point you will be prompted to insert a floppy disk
containing the RAID driver. Insert the provided RAID driver
diskette.
5.
Locate for the drive where you inserted the diskette then select
“NVIDIA nForce4 ATA Controller”. Press <Enter> to install the
driver.
6.
Now press <S> again to specify another device.
RAID
7.
This time, select “NVIDIA nForce4 ATA RAID Class Controller”.
Press <Enter> to install the driver. Make sure both files have
been installed or the setup will fail.
8.
If you need to install other devices, please do so at this time
otherwise please proceed to the next step.
9.
Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
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10. After installing the operating system, if in any case necessary,
create the hard drives' partition.
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SLI Technology
Chapter 7 - SLI Technology (INFINITY NF SLI-M2/G)
The NVIDIA® SLITM (Scalable Link Interface) technology connects two
identical SLI-ready PCI Express x16 graphics cards in a single and
scalable system. Using the SLI bridge to connect two identical
graphics cards will provide extreme performance allowing you to
enjoy games with the most visual effects and the most graphics
demanding multimedia utilities. Dual GPUs provide increased 3D
graphics and doubles graphics performance.
System Requirements
1.
2.
3.
4.
Two identical NVIDIA SLI-ready PCI Express x16 graphics cards.
Install graphics driver that supports the NVIDIA SLI technology.
Select the SLI mode in the BIOS.
Use a minimum of 400 Watt power supply or higher when using
devices that are more power-consuming.
5. Connect a power plug from the power supply unit to the 4-pin
5V/12V power connector.
6. Use the NVIDIA SLI technology only in Windows® XP.
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The PCI Express Slots
SLI Mode
The illustration below shows the bandwidth of the PCI Express slots
when in SLI mode.
PCIE 1: x8
PCIE 2: x1
PCIE 3: x8
Normal Mode
The illustration below shows the bandwidth of the PCI Express slots
when in Normal mode.
PCIE 1: x16 or x8
PCIE 2: x1
PCIE 3: x8 or x2
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Installing the Graphics Cards
Important:
Use two identical NVIDIA SLI-ready PCI Express x16 graphics
cards.
1. Power-off the system and monitor then unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the screw of the bracket that is opposite the PCIE 1
slot then remove the bracket.
PCIE 1
3. Align the graphics card above the PCIE 1 slot then press it
down firmly until it is completely seated in the slot.
PCI Express x16
graphics card
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4. Secure the graphics card with the screw you removed in step 2.
5. Remove the screw of the bracket that is opposite the PCIE 3
slot then remove the bracket.
PCIE 3
6. Align the graphics card above the PCIE 3 slot then press it
down firmly until it is completely seated in the slot.
PCI Express x16
graphics card
7. Secure the graphics card with the screw you removed in step 5.
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8. The distinctive feature of an SLI-ready graphics card is the
presence of the SLI connector (contact fingers) on the card.
9. Align the SLI bridge (included in the system board package)
above the SLI connector of the graphics cards then insert the
bridge until it is properly seated in place.
SLI bridge
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10. Connect a 4-pin FDD-type power cable from the power supply
unit to the 5V/12V power connector that is on the system
board.
5V/12V power
connector
11. Power-on the monitor first then restart the system so that
Windows can detect the new hardware settings.
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System Error Message
Appendix A - System Error Message
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to
correct something, either a beep code will sound or a message will
be displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the message,
PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or DEL TO ENTER
SETUP, will be shown in the information box at the bottom. Enter
Setup to correct the error.
POST Beep
There are two kinds of beep codes in the BIOS. One code indicates
that a video error has occured and the BIOS cannot initialize the
video screen to display any additional information. This beep code
consists of a single long beep followed by three short beeps. The
other code indicates that a DRAM error has occured. This beep
code consists of a single long beep.
Error Messages
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the
BIOS detects an error during the POST. This list indicates the error
messages for all Awards BIOSes:
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
Caution:
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
battery manufacturer’s instructions.
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has
become corrupt. This error may have been caused by a weak
battery. Check the battery and replace if necessary.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The display switch on the motherboard can be set to either
monochrome or color. This indicates the switch is set to a different
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setting than indicated in Setup. Determine which setting is correct,
either turn off the system and change the jumper or enter Setup and
change the VIDEO selection.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
Floppy type mismatch.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
HDD reset failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
HDD controller diagnostics failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
HDD initialization error.
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
Sector Verify failed.
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key
The BIOS detects that the keyboard is locked. Keyboard controller is
pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached
correctly and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
Manufacturing POST loop
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the keyboard
controller is pull low. This is also used for the M/B burn in test at the
factory.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
Memory test fail
The BIOS reports memory test fail if the memory has error(s).
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Troubleshooting
Appendix B - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Checklist
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems
that you may encounter with your personal computer. To efficiently
troubleshoot your system, treat each problem individually. This is to
ensure an accurate diagnosis of the problem in case a problem has
multiple causes.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter
problems while using your system are listed below.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
3. The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are connected is working. Test the outlet by plugging in a lamp or other
electrical device.
4. The monitor is turned on.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted properly.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system
and is set up correctly.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2. Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly
attached to the monitor and the other end is plugged into a
working AC outlet. If necessary, try another outlet.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the
monitor and the system’s display adapter.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s
brightness control knob.
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The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1. The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical
sync.
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that
may be creating a magnetic field around the display.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported
by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
1. If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor
may need to be turned off. Fluorescent lights adjacent to the
monitor may also cause screen wavering.
Power Supply
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
1. Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live
outlet and the other end properly plugged into the back of the
system.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is
set for the correct type of voltage you are using.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord
and install a new one if necessary.
Floppy Drive
The computer cannot access the floppy drive.
1. The floppy diskette may not be formatted. Format the diskette
and try again.
2. The diskette may be write-protected. Use a diskette that is not
write-protected.
3. You may be writing to the wrong drive. Check the path statement to make sure you are writing to the targeted drive.
4. There is not enough space left on the diskette. Use another
diskette with adequate storage space.
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Hard Drive
Hard disk failure.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has
been entered in the BIOS.
2. If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the
bootable (first) hard drive is configured as Master and the second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard drive
must have an active/bootable partition.
Excessively long formatting period.
If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to format, it is likely a cable connection problem. However, if your hard
drive has a large capacity, it will take a longer time to format.
Parallel Port
The parallel printer doesn’t respond when you try to print.
1. Make sure that your printer is turned on and that the printer is
on-line.
2. Make sure your software is configured for the right type of
printer attached.
3. Verify that the onboard LPT port’s I/O address and IRQ settings
are configured correctly.
4. Verify that the attached device works by attaching it to a parallel
port that is working and configured correctly. If it works, the
printer can be assumed to be in good condition. If the printer
remains inoperative, replace the printer cable and try again.
Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is
outputting garbled characters.
1. Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that
the device is on-line.
2. Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on
the rear of the computer.
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3. Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a
serial port that is working and configured correctly. If the serial
device does not work, either the cable or the serial device has a
problem. If the serial device works, the problem may be due to
the onboard I/O or the address setting.
4. Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured
correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
1. Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2. Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and
that no keys are pressed during the booting process.
System Board
1. Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion
slot. If the add-in card is loose, power off the system, re-install
the card and power up the system.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are properly set.
3. Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the
memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
5. If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface
and seat all socketed components. Gently press each component into the socket.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and
load the BIOS defaults.
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