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NB78-BL/B
NB78-BC/B
Rev. A+
System Board
User’s Manual
77000332
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contents at any time, without obligation to notify any person or
entity of such revisions or changes.
© 2003. All Rights Reserved.
Trademarks
Windows® 98 SE, Windows® ME, Windows® 2000, Windows NT®
4.0 and Windows® XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. Intel®, Pentium® 4 and Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. Award is a registered trademark of
Award Software, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks
of products appearing in this manual are the properties of their
respective holders.
Caution
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 batter y
manufacturer’s instructions.
Joystick or MIDI port:
• Do not use any joystick or MIDI device that requires more than
10A current at 5V DC. There is a risk of fire for devices that
exceed this limit.
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.
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Notice
This user’s manual contains detailed information about the system
board. If, in some cases, some information doesn’t match those
shown in the multilingual manual, the multilingual manual should
always be regarded as the most updated version. The multilingual
manual is included in the system board package.
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.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 Features and Specifications................................................................................. 7
1.2 Hyper-Threading Technology Functionality Requirements... 13
1.3 Package Checklist........................................................................................................... 13
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
System Board Layout ...........................................................................................
System Memory...........................................................................................................
CPU........................................................................................................................................
Jumper Settings.............................................................................................................
Rear Panel I/O Ports..............................................................................................
I/O Connectors...........................................................................................................
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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
3.1 Award BIOS Setup Utility....................................................................................
3.1.1
Standard CMOS Features.............................................................
3.1.2
Advanced BIOS Features..............................................................
3.1.3
Advanced Chipset Features ......................................................
3.1.4
Integrated Peripherals.........................................................................
3.1.5
Power Management Setup............................................................
3.1.6
PnP/PCI Configurations....................................................................
3.1.7
CPU Frequency/Voltage Control..........................................
3.1.8
Load Fail-Safe Defaults.....................................................................
3.1.9
Load Optimized Defaults..............................................................
3.1.10 Set Supervisor Password...............................................................
3.1.11 Set User Password..............................................................................
3.1.12 Save & Exit Setup.................................................................................
3.1.13 Exit Without Saving..............................................................................
3.2 Updating the BIOS.....................................................................................................
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Chapter 4 - Supported Softwares
4.1 Desktop Management Interface.................................................................
4.2 Drivers, Utilities and Software Applications.....................................
4.3 Installation Notes......................................................................................................
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Appendix A - Enabling the Hyper-Threading
Technology
A.1 Enabling the Hyper-Threading Technology....................................
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Appendix B - System Error Messages
B.1 POST Beep.................................................................................................................... 100
B.2 Error Messages........................................................................................................... 100
Appendix C - Troubleshooting
C.1 Troubleshooting Checklist................................................................................. 102
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 Features and Specifications
1.1.1 Features
Chipset
• Intel® 845PE chipset
- Intel® 845PE Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
- Intel® 82801DB I/O Controller Hub (ICH4)
Processor
The system board is equipped with Socket 478 for installing one
of the following supported processors.
• Intel® Pentium® 4 (Prescott and Northwood) processor up to
3.06GHz
- Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
- FSB: 400MHz and 533MHz
• Intel® Celeron® processor
- 400MHz system data bus
System Memory
• Two 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM sockets
• 2.5V unbuffered PC1600 (DDR200), PC2100 (DDR266) or
PC2700 (DDR333) DDR SDRAM DIMM
- DDR333 is supported only when using a 533MHz FSB
processor
• Supports maximum of 2GB system memory using 64Mbit,
128Mbit, 256Mbit or 512Mbit technology
- Double-sided x16 DDR SDRAM DIMM is not supported
64 Mbit
Density
128 Mbit
256 Mbit
512 Mbit
Density Width
X8
X16
X8
X16
X8
X16
X8
X16
Single/Double
SS/DS
SS/DS
SS/DS
SS/DS
SS/DS
SS/DS
SS/DS
SS/DS
184-pin DDR
64/128MB
32MB/NA 128/256MB
64MB/NA
256/512MB 128MB/NA 512/1024MB 256MB/NA
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Expansion Slots
• 1 AGP slot
• 5 PCI slots
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)
The AGP slot only supports 1.5V AGP 4x (1066MB/sec. bandwidth) add-in cards. AGP is an interface designed to support high
performance 3D graphics cards for 3D graphics applications. It
handles large amounts of graphics data with the following features:
• Pipelined memor y read and write operations that hide
memory access latency.
• Demultiplexing of address and data on the bus for nearly 100
percent efficiency.
Onboard Audio Features
• 16-bit stereo full-duplex codec with independent variable sampling rate
• High quality differential CD input
• True stereo line level outputs
• 6-channel audio output
Onboard LAN Features (NB78-BL/B only)
• Uses Realtek RTL8100C fast ethernet controller
• Integrated IEEE 802.3, 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX compatible
PHY
• 32-bit PCI master interface
• Integrated power management functions
• Full duplex support at both 10 and 100 Mbps
• Supports IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation
• Supports wire for management
Compatibility
• PCI 2.2 and AC ’97 compliant
• Intel AGP version 2.0
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PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
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Supports ATA/33, ATA/66 and ATA/100 hard drives
PIO Mode 4 Enhanced IDE (data transfer rate up to 14MB/sec.)
Bus mastering reduces CPU utilization during disk transfer
Supports ATAPI CD-ROM, LS-120 and ZIP
IrDA Interface
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.
USB Ports
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.
BIOS
• Award BIOS, Windows® 98SE/2000/ME/XP Plug and Play
compatible
• Supports SCSI sequential boot-up
• Flash EPROM for easy BIOS upgrades
• Supports DMI 2.0 function
• 2Mbit flash memory
Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
The system board comes with a DMI 2.0 built into the BIOS. The
DMI utility in the BIOS automatically records various information
about your system configuration and stores these information in the
DMI pool, which is a part of the system board's Plug and Play
BIOS. DMI, along with the appropriately networked software, is
designed to make inventory, maintenance and troubleshooting of
computer systems easier. Refer to chapter 4 for instructions on
using the DMI utility.
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Rear Panel I/O Ports (PC 99 color-coded connectors)
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2
1
2
1
1
1
1
3
USB 2.0/1.1 ports
RJ45 LAN port (NB78-BL/B only)
DB-9 serial ports
DB-25 parallel port
mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
game/MIDI port
audio jacks: line-out, line-in and mic-in
I/O Connectors
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1.1.2
2 connectors for 4 additional external USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 front audio connector for external line-out and mic-in jacks
1 CD-in internal audio connector
1 connector for IrDA interface
2 IDE connectors
1 floppy connector
2 ATX power supply connectors
1 Wake-On-LAN connector
CPU fan and chassis fan connectors
Intelligence
Dual Function Power Button
Depending on the setting in the “Soft-Off By PWR-BTTN” field of
the Power Management Setup, this switch will allow the system
to enter the Soft-Off or Suspend mode.
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Wake-On-LAN
This feature allows the network to remotely wake up a Soft
Power Down (Soft-Off) PC. It is supported via the onboard LAN
port, via a PCI LAN card that uses the PCI PME (Power Management Event) signal or via a LAN card that uses the Wake-OnLAN connector. However, if your system is in the Suspend mode,
you can power-on the system only through an IRQ or DMA
interrupt.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
This function allows you to use the PS/2 keyboard or PS/2
mouse to power-on the system.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
Wake-On-USB Keyboard
This function allows you to use a USB keyboard to wake up a
system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state.
Important:
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard function for 2
USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥1.5A.
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard function for 3
or more USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power
supply must support ≥2A.
RTC Timer to Power-on the System
The RTC installed on the system board allows your system to
automatically power-on on the set date and time.
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ACPI STR
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® 98SE/2000/ME/XP
supports the ACPI function. ACPI when enabled in the Power
Management Setup will allow you to use the Suspend to RAM
function.
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® 98SE/2000/ME/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.
AC Power Failure Recovery
When power returns after an AC power failure, you may choose
to either power-on the system manually, let the system power-on
automatically or return to the state where you left off before power
failure occurs.
Virus Protection
Most viruses today destroy data stored in hard drives. The system
board is designed to protect the boot sector and partition table of
your hard disk drive.
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1.2 Hyper-Threading Technology Functionality
Requirements
Enabling the functionality of Hyper-Threading Technology for your
computer system requires ALL of the following platforms.
Components:
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CPU - an Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology
Chipset - an Intel® chipset that supports HT Technology
BIOS - a BIOS that supports HT Technology and has it enabled
OS - an operating system that includes optimizations for HT
Technology
Please refer to Appendix A for information about enabling the
functionality of the Hyper-Threading Technology. For more information
on Hyper-Threading Technology, go to: www.intel.com/info/
hyperthreading.
1.3 Package Checklist
The system board package contains the following items:
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;
;
;
;
The system board
A user’s manual
One IDE cable for ATA/33, ATA/66/100 IDE drives
One 34-pin floppy disk drive cable
One “Mainboard Utility” CD
If any of these items are missing or damaged, please contact your
dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
2.1 System Board Layout
NB78-BL/B
(Supports onboard LAN)
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NB78-BC/B
Note:
The illustrations on the following pages are based on the system
board that supports onboard LAN.
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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.
2.2 System Memory
DDR 1
DDR 2
The system board supports DDR SDRAM DIMM. Double Data
Rate SDRAM (DDR SDRAM) is a type of SDRAM that doubles the
data rate through reading and writing at both the rising and falling
edge of each clock. This effectively doubles the speed of operation
therefore doubling the speed of data transfer.
Refer to chapter 1 (System Memory section) for detailed specification of the memory supported by the system board.
BIOS Setting
Configure the system memory in the Advanced Chipset Features
submenu of the BIOS.
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2.2.1 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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2.3 CPU
2.3.1 Overview
The system board is equipped with a surface mount 478-pin CPU
socket. This socket is exclusively designed for installing an Intel
processor.
2.3.2 Installing the CPU
1. Locate Socket 478 on the system board.
2. Unlock the socket by pushing the lever sideways, away from the
socket, then lifting it up to a 90o angle. Make sure the socket is
lifted to at least this angle otherwise the CPU will not fit in properly.
Lever
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3. Position the CPU above the socket then align the gold mark on
the corner of the CPU (designated as pin 1) with pin 1 of the
socket.
Important:
Handle the CPU by its edges and avoid touching the pins.
Gold mark
Pin 1
4. 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.
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5. 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.
2.3.3 Installing the Fan and Heat Sink
The CPU must be kept cool by using a CPU fan with heatsink.
Without sufficient air circulation across the CPU and heat sink, the
CPU will overheat damaging both the CPU and system board.
Note:
• Only use Intel® certified fan and heat sink.
• An Intel® boxed processor package contains a retention
mechanism, heat sink, fan and 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.
• If you are installing a non-boxed processor, the heat sink,
fan and retention mechanism assembly may look different
from the one shown in this section but the procedure will
more or less be the same.
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1. The system board comes with the retention module base already
installed.
Retention
hole
Retention
hole
Retention
hole
Retention
hole
Retention
module base
2. Position the fan / heat sink and retention mechanism assembly
on the CPU, then align and snap the retention legs’ hooks to the
retention holes at the 4 corners of the retention module base.
Note:
You will not be able to snap the hooks into the holes if the
fan / heat sink and retention mechanism assembly did not
fit properly onto the CPU and retention module base.
Fan / heat sink
and retention
mechanism
assembly
Unsnapped
Snapped
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3. The retention levers at this time remains unlocked as shown in
the illustration below.
Retention lever
Retention lever
4. Move the retention levers to their opposite directions then push
them down. This will secure the fan / heat sink and retention
mechanism assembly to the retention module base.
Note:
You will not be able to push the lever down if the direction
is incorrect.
5. Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan
connector on the system board.
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2.4 Jumper Settings
2.4.1 Jumper Settings for Clearing CMOS Data
JP2
X
1
2 3
1-2 On: Normal
(default)
1
2 3
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.
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 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 CPU Frequency/Voltage Control submenu and
press <Enter>.
6. Set the “CPU Clock Ratio” or “Clock By Slight Adjust” field to
its default setting or an appropriate frequency ratio or bus
clock. Refer to the CPU Frequency/Voltage Control 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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2.4.2 Jumper Settings for Selecting the CPU’s Front Side Bus
JP1
X
2
1
On: Auto
(default)
2
1
Off: 800MHz
This jumper is used to select the front side bus of the CPU
installed on the system board. The default setting is Auto. The
system will run according to the front side bus of the CPU installed on the system board.
Important:
• If you are using a CPU whose frequency has been locked
by the manufacturer, overclocking will have no effect.
• Overclocking may result to the CPU’s or system’s instability
and are not guaranteed to provide better system
performance. If you are unable to boot your system due to
overclocking, make sure to set this jumper back to its default setting.
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2.5 Rear Panel I/O Ports
PS/2
Mouse
PS/2
K/B
RJ45
LAN
USB 1-2
Parallel
COM 1
GAME/MIDI
COM 2
Line- Line- Micout in
in
The rear panel I/O ports consist of the following:
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PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
LAN port (NB78-BL/B only)
USB ports
Parallel port
COM ports
Game/MIDI port
Line-out jack
Line-in jack
Mic-in jack
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2.5.1 PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard Ports
PS/2 Mouse
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PS/2 Keyboard
The system board is equipped with an onboard PS/2 mouse
(Green) and PS/2 keyboard (Purple) ports - both at location CN1
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.
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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:
• BIOS Setting:
“Power On Function” (“PM Wake Up Events” section) in the
Power Management Setup submenu of the BIOS must be set
accordingly. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
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2.5.5 RJ45 Fast-Ethernet Port (NB78-BL/B only)
RJ45 LAN
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The NB78-BL/B system board is equipped with an onboard RJ45
fast-ethernet LAN port at location CN7 of the system board. It
allows the system board to connect to a local area network by
means of a network hub.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable the onboard LAN in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Intel OnChip PCI Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer
to chapter 3 for more information.
Driver Installation
Install the “LAN Drivers”. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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2.5.3 Universal Serial Bus Ports
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VCC
-Data
+Data
Ground
N. C.
USB 2
USB 1
USB 5-6
VCC
-Data
+Data
Ground
Key
W
USB 3-4
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Two onboard USB 2.0/1.1 ports (Black) are at location CN7 of
the system board.
JUSB1 (USB 3-4) and JUSB2 (USB 5-6) connectors allow you to
connect 4 additional USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The additional USB ports
may be mounted on a card-edge bracket. Install the card-edge
bracket to the system chassis then insert the connector that is
attached to the USB port cables to JUSB1 or JUSB2.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard USB in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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.
If you are using a USB 2.0 device, install the “Intel USB 2.0 Drivers”. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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Wake-On-USB Keyboard
The Wake-On-USB Keyboard function allows you to use a USB
keyboard to wake up a system from the S3 (STR - Suspend To
RAM) state. To use this function:
• BIOS Setting:
“USB KB Wake-Up From S3” (“PM Wake Up Events” section)
in the Power Management Setup submenu of the BIOS must
be set to Enabled. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
Important:
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard function for 2
USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power supply
must support ≥1.5A.
• If you are using the Wake-On-USB Keyboard function for 3
or more USB ports, the 5VSB power source of your power
supply must support ≥2A.
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2.5.4 Serial Ports
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COM 1
COM 2
The system board is equipped with onboard serial ports (COM
1: CN6 and COM 2: CN2) - both in Teal/Turquoise color.
These ports are RS-232C asynchronous communication por ts
with 16C550A-compatible UARTs that can be used with modems,
serial printers, remote display terminals, and other serial devices.
BIOS Setting
Select the serial ports’ I/O address in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Onboard Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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2.5.5 Parallel Port
Parallel
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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
Select the parallel por t’s mode in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Onboard Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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2.5.6 Game Port
Game Port
W
The Game/MIDI port is identical to that of a standard PC game
adapter or game I/O port. Connect an analog joystick to the 15pin D-sub connector (Gold) at location CN9 of the system
board. This port works well with any application that is compatible with the standard PC joystick.
BIOS Setting
Configure the game port in the Integrated Peripherals submenu
(“Onboard Super IO Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to
chapter 3 for more information.
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2.5.7 Audio
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GND
AuD_Vcc
AuD_R_Return
Key
AuD_L_Return
Line-out Mic-in
Line-in
Mic
Mic Power
AuD_R_Out
N. C.
AuD_L_Out
2
1
10
9W
Front audio
Audio Jacks
The system board is equipped with 3 audio jacks. A jack is a onehole connecting interface for inserting a plug.
• Line-out Jack (Lime - CN3)
This jack is used to connect external speakers for audio output
from the system board. Using this jack disables the front audio’s
line-out function.
• Line-in Jack (Light Blue - CN4)
This jack can be connected to the line-out jack of any external
audio devices such as Hi-fi set, CD player, AM/FM radio tuner,
synthesizer, etc. Connect a stereo cable from the line-out jack of
your external device to this line-in jack.
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• Mic-in Jack (Pink - CN5)
This jack is used to connect an external microphone.
Front Audio
The front audio connector (J1) 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 J1 prior
to connecting the front audio cable connector. Make sure pin 1
of the cable connector is aligned with pin 1 of J1. 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.
Driver Installation
Install the “Audio Drivers”. Refer to chapter 4 for more information.
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2.6 I/O Connectors
2.6.1 CD-in Internal Audio Connector
Ground Ground
Left audio Right audio
channel
channel
1
4W
The CD-in (J5) connector is used to receive audio from a CDROM drive, TV tuner or MPEG card.
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2.6.2 Floppy Disk Drive Connector
X 33 43
1
2
The system board is equipped with a shrouded floppy disk drive
connector for connecting a standard floppy disk drive. To prevent
improper floppy cable installation, the shrouded 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 (J12) on the system board and the other endmost connector to the floppy drive. The colored edge of the
daisy chained ribbon cable should be aligned with pin 1 of J12.
BIOS Setting
Enable or disable this function in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Onboard Super I/O Device” section) of the BIOS.
Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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2.6.3 IDE Disk Drive Connector
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IDE 2
X
IDE 1
X
2
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1
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 supports 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 (J10) on
the system board and the other connectors to the IDE devices.
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
(J11) on the system board and the other connectors to the IDE
devices.
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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 or ATA/100 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
Enable or disable the onboard primary or secondary IDE in the
Integrated Peripherals submenu (“Intel OnChip IDE Device” section) of the BIOS. Refer to chapter 3 for more information.
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2.6.4 IrDA Connector
IRRX
N. C. Ground
VCC
IRTX
1
5W
Connect your IrDA cable to connector J3 on the system board.
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 to the IrDA connector
according to their pin functions.
BIOS Setting
Configure the onboard IrDA in the Integrated Peripherals
submenu (“Onboard Super IO Device” field) of the BIOS to the
type of IrDA standard supported by your device.
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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2.6.5 Cooling Fan Connectors
Power
N. C.
X Ground
1
3
CPU fan
Power
Ground N. C.
X1
3
Chassis fan
The CPU must be kept cool by using a fan with heatsink. Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector
(J8) on the system board.
The chassis fan (J15) connector is used to connect an additional
cooling fan. The cooling fan will provide adequate airflow
throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the CPU and system board components.
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2.6.6 Wake-On-LAN Connector
Ground
+5VSB WOL
X1
3
Your LAN card package should include a cable. Connect one end of
the cable to the wakeup header on the card and the other end to
location J9 on the system board. The network will detect Magic
Packet and assert a wakeup signal to power-up the system. Refer to
the add-in card’s manual for details. Note: Your LAN card must
support the remote wake up function.
Important:
The 5VSB power source of your power supply must support
≥720mA.
BIOS Setting
To use the Wake-On-LAN function, you must enable the “Resume
On LAN” (“PM Wake Up Events” section) in the Power Management Setup of the BIOS.
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2.6.7 LED
DIMM Standby
Power LED
DIMM Standby Power LED
This LED will turn red when the system’s power is on or when it is
in the Suspend state (Power On Suspend or Suspend to RAM). It
will not light when the system is in the Soft-Off state.
Important:
If the DIMM Standby Power LED is lighted, you must power-off
the system then turn off the power supply’s switch or unplug
the power cord prior to installing any memory modules.
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2.6.8 Power Connectors
10 20
X
+12V
5VSB
PW-OK
Ground
+5V
Ground
+5V
Ground
3.3V
3.3V
+5V
+5V
-5V
Ground
Ground
Ground
PS-ON
Ground
-12V
3.3V
1 11
+12V
Ground
X
4
3
2
1
Ground
+12V
We recommend that you use a power supply that complies with the
ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide Version 1.1. An ATX12V
power supply has a standard 20-pin ATX main power connector
and a 4-pin +12V power connector that must be inserted onto
PL1 and ATXP1 connectors respectively.
The 4-pin +12V power connector enables the delivery of more
+12VDC current to the processor’s Voltage Regulator Module
(VRM).
The system board requires a minimum of 250 Watt power supply
to operate. Your system configuration (amount of memory, add-in
cards, peripherals, etc.) may exceed the minimum power requirement.
To ensure that adequate power is provided, use a 300 Watt (or
greater) power supply.
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2.6.9 Front Panel Connectors
12
PWR-LED
HD-LED
RESET
J16
ATX-SW
X SPEAKER
19 20
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 PWR-BTTN” 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.
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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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Chapter 3 - BIOS Setup
3.1 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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3.1.1 Standard CMOS Features
Use the arrow keys to highlight “Standard CMOS Features” then
press <Enter>. A screen similar to the one below will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.1.1 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.
3.1.1.2 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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3.1.1.3 IDE Primary Master, IDE Primary Slave, IDE Secondary Master
and IDE Secondary Slave
Move the cursor to the “IDE Primary Master”, “IDE Primary
Slave”, “IDE Secondary Master” or “IDE Secondary Slave” field,
then press <Enter>.
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 Primary Master/Slave and IDE Secondary Master/Slave
The drive type information should be included in the documentation from your hard disk vendor. If you select ”Auto”, the BIOS
will auto-detect 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.
3.1.1.4 Drive A
This field identifies the type of floppy disk drive installed.
None
No floppy drive is installed
360K, 5.25 in. 5-1/4 in. standard drive; 360KB capacity
1.2M, 5.25 in. 5-1/4 in. AT-type high-density drive; 1.2MB capacity
720K, 3.5 in. 3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 720KB capacity
1.44M, 3.5 in. 3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 1.44MB capacity
2.88M, 3.5 in. 3-1/2 in. double-sided drive; 2.88MB capacity
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3.1.1.5 Video
This field selects the type of video adapter used for the primary
system monitor. Although secondary monitors are supported, you
do not have to select the type. The default setting is EGA/VGA.
EGA/VGA Enhanced Graphics Adapter/Video Graphics Array.
For EGA, VGA, SVGA and PGA monitor adapters.
CGA 40 Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 40-column
mode.
CGA 80 Color Graphics Adapter. Power up in 80-column
mode.
Mono
Monochrome adapter. Includes high resolution
monochrome adapters.
3.1.1.6 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.
3.1.1.7 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 memory installed on the
motherboard.
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3.1.1.8 Extended Memory
Displays the amount of extended memory detected during bootup.
3.1.1.9 Total Memory
Displays the total memory available in the system.
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3.1.2 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.
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.
3.1.2.1 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® 98SE/2000/ME/XP or the operating system may not install nor work.
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3.1.2.2 CPU L1 & L2 Cache
This field speeds up the memory access.
3.1.2.3 Hyper-Threading Technology (for Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor
with Hyper-Threading Technology only)
This field is used to enable the functionality of the Intel ®
Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology and will
appear only when using this processor.
3.1.2.4 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”.
3.1.2.5 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.
3.1.2.6 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.
3.1.2.7 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.
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3.1.2.8 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.
3.1.2.9 Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This field allows you to select the rate at which the keys are
accelerated.
3.1.2.10 Typematic Delay (Msec)
This field allows you to select the delay between when the key
was first depressed and when the acceleration begins.
3.1.2.11 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.
3.1.2.12 APIC Mode
Leave this field in its default setting.
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3.1.2.13 MPS Version Control for OS
This field is used to select the MPS version that the system
board is using.
3.1.2.14 OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
This field allows you to access the memory that is over 64MB in
OS/2.
3.1.2.15 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.
3.1.2.16 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
boot-up.
Disabled The logo will not appear during system boot-up.
3.1.2.17 Small Logo(EPA) Show
Enabled The EPA logo will appear during system boot-up.
Disabled The EPA logo will not appear during system bootup.
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3.1.3 Advanced Chipset Features
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.
3.1.3.1 DRAM Timing Selectable
This field is used to select the timing of the DRAM.
By SPD
The EEPROM on a DIMM has SPD (Serial Presence Detect) data structure that stores information about the module such as the memory type,
memory size, memory speed, etc. When this option is selected, the system will run according to
the information in the EEPROM. This option is
the default setting because it provides the most
stable condition for the system. The “CAS Latency
Time” to “DRAM RAS# Precharge” fields will
show the default settings by SPD.
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Manual
If you want your system to run at a performance
better than the one “by SPD”, select “Manual”
then select the best option in the “CAS Latency
Time” to “DRAM RAS# Precharge” fields.
3.1.3.2 CAS Latency Time
This field is used to select the local memory clock periods.
3.1.3.3 Active to Precharge Delay
The options are 5, 6 and 7.
3.1.3.4 DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
The options are 2 and 3.
3.1.3.5 DRAM RAS# Precharge
This field controls RAS# precharge (in local memory clocks).
3.1.3.6 Turbo Mode
If you want the system to run at a faster speed, set this field to
Enabled. However, compatibility problems may occur with some
DRAMs if the system is running in Turbo mode. If you encounter
this problem, set this field to Disabled.
3.1.3.7 Memory Enhancement
To enhance the memory speed of the system, set this field to
“Enabled”.
3.1.3.8 Memory Frequency For
This field is used to select the memory clock speed of the DIMM.
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3.1.3.9 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.
3.1.3.10 Video BIOS Cacheable
As with caching the system BIOS, enabling the Video BIOS cache
will allow access to video BIOS addresssed at C0000H to
C7FFFH to be cached, if the cache controller is also enabled. The
larger the range of the Cache RAM, the faster the video performance.
3.1.3.11 Delayed Transaction
When enabled, this function frees up the PCI bus for other PCI
masters during the PCI-to-ISA transactions. This allows PCI and
ISA buses to be used more efficiently and prevents degradation
of performance on the PCI bus when ISA accesses are made.
3.1.3.12 AGP Aperture Size (MB)
This field is relevant to the memory-mapped graphics data of the
AGP card installed in your system. Leave this in its default setting.
3.1.3.13 AGP 4X Mode
Leave this field in its default setting. Do not alter this setting unless advised by an engineer or technician.
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3.1.4
Integrated Peripherals
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.4.1 Intel OnChip IDE Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
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On-Chip Primary PCI IDE and On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE
These fields allow you to enable or disable the primary and secondary IDE controller. Select Disabled if you want to add a different hard drive controller.
IDE Primary Master/Slave PIO and IDE 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.
IDE Primary Master/Slave UDMA and IDE 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 HDD Block Mode
Enabled
Disabled
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.
The IDE HDD uses the standard mode.
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3.1.4.2 Intel OnChip PCI Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
AC97 Audio
Auto
Disabled
Select this option when using the onboard audio
codec.
Select this option when using a PCI sound card.
Onboard LAN Control (NB78-BL/B only)
This field is used to enable or disable the onboard LAN.
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3.1.4.3 Onboard Super IO Device
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
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 and Onboard Serial Port 2
Auto
The system will automatically select an I/O address for the onboard serial por t 1 and serial
port 2.
3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3
Allows you to
manually select an I/O address for the onboard
serial port 1 and serial port 2.
Disabled
Disables the onboard serial port 1 and/or serial
port 2.
UART Mode Select
The system board supports IrDA function for wireless connectivity between your computer and peripheral devices. You may not
use IrDA and the COM 2 serial port at the same time. If you are
using the COM 2 serial port, make sure this field is set to Normal.
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To use the IrDA function, follow the steps below.
1. Connect your IrDA cable to connector J3 on the system
board.
2. Set the “UART Mode Select” field to the type of IrDA standard suppor ted by your IrDA peripheral/device. For better
transmission of data, your IrDA peripheral device must be
within a 30o angle and within a distance of 1 meter.
3. Set the “UR2 Duplex Mode” field appropriately.
UR2 Duplex Mode
Half Data is completely transmitted before receiving data.
Full 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 por t operation at maximum
speed.
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ECP Mode Use DMA
This is used to select the DMA channel of the parallel port.
Game Port Address
This field is used to select the game port’s address.
Midi Port Address
This field is used to select the midi port’s address. If you have
selected the midi port’s address, you may select its IRQ in the
“Midi Port IRQ” field.
Midi Port IRQ
This field is used to select the midi port’s IRQ.
3.1.4.4 USB 2.0 Controller
The USB 1.1 function is always enabled. However, if you are using
USB 2.0, you must set this field to Enabled.
3.1.4.5 USB Keyboard Support
If you are using a USB keyboard under DOS, set this field to
Enabled. This field can be configured only if the “USB Controller”
field is enabled.
3.1.4.6 Init Display First
This field is used to select whether to initialize the AGP or PCI
first when the system boots.
AGP
PCI Slot
When the system boots, it will first initialize the
AGP.
When the system boots, it will first initialize PCI.
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3.1.5 Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure your system to most effectively save energy.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.5.1 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 “Suspend Mode” and “HDD Power
Down” fields. If you want to use the Suspend to RAM function,
make sure this field is enabled then select “S3(STR)” in the field
below.
3.1.5.2 ACPI Suspend Type
This field is used to select the type of Suspend mode.
S1(POS)
S3(STR)
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Enables the Power On Suspend function.
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
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3.1.5.3 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.
3.1.5.4 Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
V/H SYNC + Blank This selection will cause the system to
turn off the vertical and horizontal synchronization ports and write blanks to the
video buffer.
Blank Screen This option only writes blanks to the video
buffer.
DPMS
Initializes display power management signaling.
Use this option if your video board supports it.
3.1.5.5 Video Off In Suspend
This field is used to activate the video off feature when the system enters the Suspend mode.
3.1.5.6 Suspend Mode
When the system enters the Suspend mode, the CPU and
onboard peripherals will be shut off.
3.1.5.7 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.
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3.1.5.8 Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
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.
3.1.5.9 PWR Lost Resume State
Keep Off
Turn On
Last State
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When power returns after an AC power failure,
the system’s power is off. You must press the
Power button to power-on the system.
When power returns after an AC power failure,
the system will automatically power-on.
When power returns after an AC power failure,
the system will return to the state where you left
off before power failure occurs. If the system’s
power is off when AC power failure occurs, it will
remain off when power returns. If the system’s
power is on when AC power failure occurs, the
system will power-on when power returns.
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3.1.5.10 PM Wake Up Events
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The following
screen will appear.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
Resume on PCI Event
Enabled
Disabled
This field should be set to Enabled only if your PCI
card such as LAN card or modem card uses the PCI
PME (Power Management Event) signal to remotely
wake up the system. Access to the LAN card or PCI
card will cause the system to wake up. Refer to the
card’s documentation for more information.
The system will not wake up despite access to the
PCI card.
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Resume On LAN
If you are using a LAN card that supports the remote wake up
function, set this field to Enabled. The will allow the network to
remotely wake up a Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC. However, if
your system is in the Suspend mode, you can wake up the system only through an IRQ or DMA interrupt. Refer to “Wake-OnLAN Connector” in chapter 2 for more information.
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
This field, when enabled, allows you to use a USB keyboard to
wake up a system that is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM)
state. This can be configured only if the “ACPI Suspend Type” field
is set to “S3(STR)”.
Resume By Alarm
Enabled When Enabled, you can set the date and time you
would like the Soft Power Down (Soft-Off) PC to
power-on in the “Date (of Month) Alarm” and “Time
(hh:mm:ss) Alarm” fields. However, if the system is
being accessed by incoming calls or the network
(Resume On Ring/LAN) prior to the date and time
set in these fields, the system will give priority to the
incoming calls or network.
Disabled Disables the automatic power-on function. (default)
Date (of Month) Alarm
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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 poweron. The system will power-on on the set date, and
time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” field.
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Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
This is used to set the time you would like the system to poweron. If you want the system to power-on everyday as set in the
“Date (of Month) Alarm” field, the time set in this field must be
later than the time of the RTC set in the Standard CMOS Features submenu.
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.
Password
When this option is selected, set the password
you would like to use to power-on the system in
the “KB Power On Password” field.
Hot Key
When this option is selected, select the function
key you would like to use to power-on the system in the “KB Power On Hot Key” field.
Mouse Move When this option is selected, move the mouse to
power-on the system.
Mouse Click When this option is selected, double-click the
mouse button to power-on the system.
Any Key
Press any key to power-on the system.
Keyboard 98 When this option is selected, press the “wake up”
key of the Windows 98 compatible keyboard to
power-on the system.
KB Power On Password
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. Enter your password. You can enter up to 5 characters. Type in exactly the same
password to confirm, then press <Enter>.
The power button will not function once a keyboard password
has been set in this field. You must type the correct password to
power-on the system. If you forgot the password, power-off the
system and remove the battery. Wait for a few seconds and install it back before powering-on the system.
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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.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.6.1 Reset Configuration Data
Enabled The BIOS will reset the Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) once automatically. It will then recreate a new set of configuration data.
Disabled The BIOS will not reset the configuration data.
3.1.6.2 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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3.1.6.3 IRQ Resources
Move the cursor to this field and press <Enter>. The “IRQ-3” to
“IRQ-15” fields will appear. Set each system interrupt to either
PCI Device or Reserved.
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.6.4 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.
3.1.6.5 PCI IRQ Assignment
By default, an IRQ is automatically assigned to the PCI devices
that are installed in the PCI slots. If a PCI device has not been
assigned an IRQ, you must manually assign an IRQ for the device.
During system boot-up, you will see “NA” for the device that
does not have an IRQ assigned.
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3.1.7 CPU Frequency/Voltage Control
The settings on the screen are for reference only. Your version may not be identical
to this one.
3.1.7.1 CPU Clock Ratio
This field is used to select the frequency ratio of the processor.
Important:
The frequency ratio of some processors may have been locked
by the manufacturer. If you are using this kind of processor,
setting an extended ratio for the processor will have no effect.
The system will instead use its factory default ratio.
3.1.7.2 Auto Detect PCI Clk
When enabled, the system will automatically send clock signals to
existing PCI devices.
3.1.7.3 Spread Spectrum Modulated
Leave this field in its default setting. Do not alter this setting unless advised by an engineer or technician.
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3.1.7.4 Clock By Slight Adjust
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.
If you selected an option other than the default setting and is
unable to boot up the system, there are 2 methods of booting
up the system and going back to its default setting.
Method 1:
Clear the CMOS data by setting JP2 to 2-3 On. All fields in the
BIOS Setup will automatically be set to their default settings.
Method 2:
Press the <Insert> key and power button simultaneously, then
release the power button first. Keep-on pressing the <Insert>
key until the power-on screen appears. This will allow the system
to boot according to the FSB of the processor. Now press the
<Del> key to enter the main menu of the BIOS. Select “CPU
Frequency/Voltage Control” and set the “CPU Clock Ratio” or
“Clock By Slight Adjust” field to its default setting or an appropriate frequency ratio or bus clock.
Note:
Use a PS/2 or AT (requires a DIN to mini DIN adapter) keyboard for method 2.
3.1.7.5 PCI/AGP Clock Adjust
This field is used to select the AGP clock. The number that appeared before the AGP clock is its corresponding PCI clock. For
example, if you selected “33/66 MHz”, 66MHz is the AGP clock
and 33MHz is the PCI clock.
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3.1.7.6 CPU Vcore Adjust
This field allows you to manually adjust to a higher core voltage
that is supplied to the CPU. If you wish to use the CPU’s default
core voltage, leave this field in its default setting. The CPU’s Vcore
will be generated according to the CPU VID configuration.
Important:
Although this function is supported, we do not recommend that
you use a higher voltage because unstable current may be supplied to the system board causing damage.
3.1.7.7 DDR DIMM Voltage Adjust
This field allows you to manually select higher voltage supplied
to the DRAM. If you want to use the DRAM’s default voltage,
leave this field in its default setting.
Important:
Although this function is supported, we do not recommend that
you use a higher voltage because unstable current may be supplied to the system board causing damage.
3.1.7.8 AGP & Chipset Voltage Adjust
This field allows you to manually select higher voltage supplied
to the AGP and chipset. If you want to use the default voltage,
leave this field in its default setting.
Important:
Although this function is supported, we do not recommend that
you use a higher voltage because unstable current may be supplied to the system board causing damage.
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3.1.8 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>.
If you want to proceed, type <Y> and press <Enter>. The default
settings will be loaded.
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3.1.9 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>.
Type <Y> and press <Enter> to load the Setup default values.
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3.1.10
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>.
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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3.1.11 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>.
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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3.1.12 Save & Exit Setup
When all the changes have been made, highlight “Save & Exit
Setup” and press <Enter>.
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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3.1.13 Exit Without Saving
When you do not want to save the changes you have made,
highlight “Exit Without Saving” and press <Enter>.
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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3.2 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
4.1 Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
The system board comes with a DMI built into the BIOS. DMI,
along with the appropriately networked software, is designed to
make inventory, maintenance and troubleshooting of computer systems easier. With DMI, a network administrator or MIS engineer
can remotely access some information about a particular computer system without physically going to it. Quite often a service call
may be unnecessary as the problem can be solved remotely.
The DMI utility in the BIOS automatically records various information about your system configuration. Information about the type
and speed of CPU, type and amount of memory for each memory
slot, BIOS revision level, types of add-in PCI boards and components, certain revision numbers of hardware installed, etc. are automatically detected and stored in the DMI pool, which is a part
of the system board's Plug and Play BIOS. Additional information,
such as ISA based peripherals, which may not be automatically detected, can be manually recorded in the DMI pool by using the Add
DMI menu. The DMI pool data is then verified or updated whenever the system hardware or setup is altered.
4.1.1 Running the DMI Utility
To run the DMI utility, type: DMICFG.EXE. You can download this
utility from ftp.dfiusa.com - /utilities/DMI directory.
The DMI utility must run in real mode with at least 180K of base
memory. Memory managers like HIMEM.SYS (required by Windows)
must not be installed. You may do this by using one of the 3 methods
listed below.
1. Boot up from a system diskette without the AUTOEXEC.BAT and
CONFIG.SYS files,
2. “REM” HIMEM.SYS in the CONFIG.SYS, or
3. Press <F5> during bootup to bypass your AUTOEXEC.BAT and
CONFIG.SYS files.
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4.1.2 Using the DMI Utility
Award DMI Configuration Utility Copyright Award Software Inc, 1996
[Edit DMI] [Add DMI] [Load DMI File] [Save DMI File]
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BIOS
System
Enclosure/Chassis
Processor
Memory Controller
Memory Module
Memory Module
Memory Module
Memory Module
Cache
Cache
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
Port Connector
System Slots
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↑ ↓ ← Move cursor
→
*** BIOS Auto Detect ***
Type : BIOS Information
Handle : 0000
Vendor Name :
BIOS Version :
BIOS Starting Address Segment : E000
BIOS Build Date :
BIOS Characteristics :
Size of BIOS ROM : 0256K
ENTER-Accept
DEL-Delete
ESC-Abort&Exit
The four menus located on top of the DMI Configuration Utility screen
are Edit DMI, Add DMI, Load DMI File and Save DMI File. Use the
← or → (left or right) arrow keys to select a menu from the Menu
bar.
On the left side of the screen is a list of the system configuration items.
Use the ↑ or ↓ (up or down) arrow keys to select an item.
The commands at the bottom of the screen will allow you to navigate
through the various setup menus.
Edit DMI
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Edit DMI menu.
2. Highlight the item on the left screen that you would like to edit
by using the ↑ or ↓ arrow keys, then press <Enter>.
3. The cursor will move to the screen you select allowing you to edit
information. The screen will also display the auto-detected
information.
4. Press <F10> to update the edited information into the flash ROM.
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Add DMI
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Add DMI menu.
2. Highlight the item on the left screen that you would like to add
by using the ↑ or ↓ arrow keys, then press <Enter>.
3. The cursor will move to the screen you select allowing you to enter
information about the added item.
4. Press <F10> to save information into the flash ROM.
To view information about the added items, go to the Edit DMI menu.
Load DMI File
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Load DMI File menu.
2. The following message will appear.
Press [Enter] to select DMI file for load
Press <Enter>.
3. The DMI files will appear on the screen. Select the file you would
like to load and press <Enter>.
4. The following message will appear.
Do you want to execute? (Y/N)
Type <Y>. All previous DMI structures will be destroyed and the
new file will be saved into the flash ROM.
Save DMI File
1. Use the ← or → arrow keys to select the Save DMI File menu.
2. The following message will appear.
Press [Enter] to select DMI file for save
Press <Enter>.
3. Enter the directory and filename under which you would like the
DMI file saved.
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4.2 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 start (which is, the Mainboard Utility
CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root directory
of the CD and double-click "Setup".
Intel 845PE chipset / Chipset Drivers
Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
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4.2.1 Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility is used for updating
Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP's INF files so that the Intel chipset
can be recognized and configured properly in the system.
To install the utility, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “CHIPSET” icon.
2. Click “Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility” on the main
menu. The following screen will appear.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Reboot the system for the utility to take effect.
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4.2.2 Audio Drivers
The audio drivers are supported in the following operating systems: Windows  98 SE, Windows  ME, Windows NT  4.0,
Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
To install the driver, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “AUDIO” icon.
2. Click “Audio Drivers” on the main menu. The following screen will
appear.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
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4.2.3 Intel USB 2.0 Drivers
If you are using a USB 2.0 device, you must install the USB 2.0
driver. The drivers are supported in the following operating systems: Windows 98 SE, Windows ME and Windows 2000.
To install the driver, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “USB” icon.
2. Click “Intel USB 2.0 Drivers” on the main menu. If you are
using Windows 98 SE or Windows ME, the following screen
will appear.
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Windows 2000 does not support auto-installation of the
USB 2.0 driver. When you click “Intel USB 2.0 Drivers”, a
“readme” screen will appear.
3. Follow the installation instructions shown on the screen.
4. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
Important:
If you are using Windows® XP, you must install the Windows
Service Pack 1 USB 2.0 driver which comes available after you
have installed the operating system.
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4.2.4 LAN Drivers (NB78-BL/B only)
The LAN drivers support autorun for the following operating
systems: Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and
Windows XP.
To install the driver, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “NETWORK”
icon.
2. Click “LAN Drivers” on the main menu. The following screen will
appear.
3. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
The LAN driver for Windows NT 4.0 does not support “Autorun”.
Once the Windows NT 4.0 system has detected the Realtek
RTL8100 fast ethernet controller, it will prompt you to install the
driver. The driver is in the “Realtek_LAN\WINNT4” directory of the
CD.
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4.2.5 Microsoft DirectX 9
To install, please follow the steps below.
1. On the left side of the autorun screen, click the “TOOLS”
icon.
2. Click “Microsoft DirectX 9” on the main menu. The following
screen will appear.
3. Click “I accept the agreement” then click “Next”.
4. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
5. Reboot the system for the driver to take effect.
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4.3 Installation Notes
1. "Autorun" ONLY supports the Windows 98 SE, Windows
ME, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 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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Appendix A - Enabling Hyper-Threading Technology
A.1 Enabling Hyper-Threading Technology
To enable the functionality of the Hyper-Threading Technology, please
follow the requirements and steps below. Basically, the following
presumes that you have already installed an Intel® Pentium® 4
Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology.
1. The system requires a minimum of 300 Watt ATX 12V power
supply.
2. Aside from installing a CPU fan on the Intel® Pentium® 4
Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, make sure to install
cooling fans. The system requires adequate airflow throughout the
chassis to prevent overheating the processor.
3. The “CPU Hyper-Threading” field in the Advanced BIOS Features
submenu of the Award BIOS setup will appear. Make sure this
field is set to Enabled.
4. Currently, only Windows® XP supports the Hyper-Threading
Technology. If this OS has been previously installed, you must
REINSTALL it.
5. After installing Windows® XP, please check the following to
ensure that the operating system has been properly installed.
a. Click Start, point to Settings then click Control Panel.
b. Double-click the System icon. The System Properties dialog
box will appear.
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c. Click the General tab. The processor shown under Computer
should resemble the one shown below.
d. Now click the Hardware tab then click Device Manager. The
items shown under Computer and Processors should
resemble the ones shown below.
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e. Lastly, press the <Ctr l> <Alt> and <Del> keys
simultaneously. The Windows Task Manager dialog box will
appear. Click the Performance tab. The diagram under CPU
Usage History should resemble the one shown below.
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System Error Message
Appendix B - 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.
B.1 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.
B.2 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 mainboard 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 C - Troubleshooting
C.1 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.
1. 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.
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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.
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.
Mainboard
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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