Epson ActionPC 7300 Specifications

EPSON ActionPC/ActionTower 7000 series (including ActionTower 8400)
SPEED light
POWER light
hard disk
access light
(HDD)
RESET
button
drive bays
Computer Specifications
CPU and Memory
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32-bit CPU
586 or upgradable 486-class processor
Green PC
energy saver
Energy Star compliant, low-power
standby, doze, and suspend modes for the
CPU, hard disk drive, and video signals
sent by the computer to the monitor; select
time-out periods in SETUP; in a standard
configuration of one hard disk drive and
one diskette drive, system consumes less
than 30 Watts in standby mode
System speed
Fast and slow processor speeds available;
fast is the speed of the processor and slow
is 8 MHz; from the MS-DOS prompt,
speed selectable by pressing Ctrl Alt (slow) or Ctrl Alt + (fast).
Memory
8MB RAM standard using SIMMs;
expandable to 128MB using 1,2,4,8,16,
and 32MB SIMMs; SIMMs must be
tin-plated, 72-pin, 32-bit, fast-page mode
type with access speed of 70ns or faster
ROM
128KB Phoenix* system BIOS, video BIOS,
and SETUP code located in a flash
memory device on system board
Video RAM
1MB DRAM on main system board;
expandable to 2MB using two 512KB,
40-pin, SOJ flat pack video DRAM chips
Shadow RAM
Supports shadowing of system and video
BIOS ROM into RAM; shadowing
selectable in SETUP program
Cache
8 or 16KB of internal cache in the
processor; supports 128KB, 256KB, 512KB,
or 1MB of external cache with 32K x 8,64K
x 8, or 128K x 8,15ns or 20ns SRAM DIP
chips and a 32K x 8 or 64K x 8 tag chip
Math
coprocessor
Math coprocessor built into the processor
on all DX and Intel Pentium OverDrive
processors
Clock/ calendar
Real-time clock, calendar, and CMOS
RAM socketed on main system board with
integrated lithium battery
POWER
button
diskette drive
\
/
AC outlet
voltage
switch
/ serial 1 Gal2
mouse
printer
(parallel
device)
VGA
RESE
button
drive bays
\
VGA monitor
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Illlll~
printer (parallel device)
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serial 2
Controllers
serial 1
PCI Chipset
mouse
keyboard
option’
slots
AC inlet
Provides PCI caching, memory and
control for the PCI bus, and the
two-channel PCI IDE interface; integrated
PCI bridge translates CPU bus cycles to
PCI bus cycles and CPU-to-PCI memory
write cycles to PCI burst cycles
’ voltage selector switch
\
AC outlet
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Video
Cirrus Logic GD5430 high-performance
GUI accelerator controller supports
resolutions up to 1024 x 768 in 256 colors
with 1MB of video DRAM; 1280 x 1024
with 2MB of video DRAM
Diskette
Controller on main system board supports
up to two diskette drives or one diskette/
combo diskette and one tape drive
Hard disk
Two PCI, ATA-2 compatible two-channel,
local bus, enhanced IDE interfaces on
main system board support up to four IDE
devices (two on each channel); CD-ROM
drives cannot be connected to the same
channel as hard disk drives; BIOS
provides hard disk auto-sensing and
enhanced IDE functions
Interfaces
Monitor
Parallel
Energy Star compliant video interface for
fixed or multi-frequency monitor built into
system board; 15-pin, D-shell connector
One standard, multimode parallel
interface built into main system board;
supports 8-bit unidirectional, 16-bit
bidirectional, and ECP (Extended
Capability Port) modes; 25-pin, D-shell
connector; operation controllable by
SETUP program and jumpers
Serial
Two high-speed RS-232C, programmable,
asynchronous interfaces built into main
system board; 16C550-compatible; 9-pin,
D-shell connectors
Keyboard
PS/2 compatible keyboard interface built
into main system board; 6-pin, mini DIN
connector
Mouse
PS/2 compatible mouse interface built
into main system board; 6-pin, mini DIN
connector
Option slots
Connector card with five I/O expansion
slots; three ISA compatible (8.33 MHz bus
speed), two PCI compatible (33 MHz bus
speed)
Speaker
Internal
Mass Storage
Slimline
Internal mount:
One 3.5-inch wide, one-inch high drive
Externally accessible mounts:
One 3.5-inch wide, one-inch high drive
and two 5.25-inch wide, half-height drives
Tower
Front internal mount:
One 3.5-inch wide, one-inch high drive
Rear internal mounts:
Two 3.5-inch wide, one-inch high drives or
one 3.5-inch wide, full-height drive
Externally accessible mounts:
Two 3.5-inch wide, one-inch high drives
and two 5.25-inch wide, half-height drives
Diskette drive
types
3.5-inch diskette drive, 720KB or 1.44MB
storage capacity; 5.25-inch diskette drive,
360KB or 1.2MB storage capacity;
or combination 3.5-inch/5.25-inch or
3.5-inch/PCMCIA diskette drive
Hard disk drive
types
5.25-inch or 3.5-inch form factor hard disk
drive(s), up to half-height size; maximum
of four drives
Other devices
Half-height tape drive, CD-ROM drive,
optical drive, PCMCIA card reader, or
other storage device; 5.25-inch, or 3.5-inch
with mounting frames
Keyboard
Detachable, two-position height; 101, 102,
or 104 sculpted keys; country-dependent
main typewriter keyboard;
numeric /cursor control keypad; four-key
cursor control keypad; 12 function keys
Mouse
SETUP
Program
Detachable, two-button, PS/2 compatible
System security
User and Supervisor level passwords
available for system boot or diskette access
Stored in ROM; accessible by pressing Del
during boot
Virus protection Write protection feature for the hard disk
drive boot sector
Physical Characteristics
Dimension
Slimline
Width
Depth
Height
Weight
16.8 inches (427 mm)
15.8 inches (401 mm)
4.4 inches (112 mm)
18.2 b (8.3 kg) with one
diskette drive, without
keyboard
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Tower
7.1 inches (181 mm)
16.2 inches (413 mm)
13.2 inches (337 mm)
20.6 lb (9.3 kg) with one
diskette drive. without
keyboard
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Power Supply
Type
Input ranges
200 Watt, UL/TUV/CSA listed, fan-cooled
Maximum
output
+5 VDC at 20 Amps, -5 VDC at 0.5 Amp
+12 VDC at 8 Amps, -12 VDC at 0.5 Amp
Frequency
50 to 60Hz
Cables
Two to main system board, five to mass
storage devices; for more than five
devices, Y cables can be installed on the
existing cables
100-120 VAC or 200-240 VAC;
switch-selectable
Option slot power limits
output voltage (VDC) ) +5 volts
For all slots
1 12 Amps
l-5 volts
1 0.4 Amp
1 +12 volts I-12 volts
1 4.0 Amps ] 0.4 Amp
Environmental Requirements
Condition
1 Operating range
Temperature
Humidity
(non-condensing)
Altitude
1 Storage range
41° to 90° F
(5° to 32° C)
20% to 90%
-4° to 140°F
(-20° to 60° C)
10% to 90%
-330 to 9,900 ft
(-100 to 3,000 m)
-330 to 39,600 ft
(-100 to 12,000 m)
Jumper Settings
* Off for DX4 (3x); 2-3 for DX2 (2X)
Miscellaneous jumper settings
Jumper
number
JP4
Jumper
setting
1-2*
2-3
1 Off
JP5
lOtI’
JP11
1-2
On
JP12
JP15
off’
1-2 l
1 2-3
I 1-2*
1 2-3
Function
Selects 5V flash memory
Selects 12V flash memory
1 EPROM
I Enables PCI IDE controller
Disables PCI IDE controller
Clears CMOS memory (resets SETUP values to
factory defaults)
Normal CMOS values
Enables on-board I/O controller
Disables on-board I/O controller
( Enables on-board VGA controller
) Disables on-board VGA controller
* Default setting
Parallel port ECP mode DRQ jumper settings
Function
JP13
JP14
DRQ1 (DACK1)*
DRQ4 (DACK3)
1-2
2-3
1-2
2-3
* Default setting
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System Board Components
The diagram below illustrates the components on the system board for the ActionPC/ActionTower 7000 series (including
ActionTower 8400). The table following it describes these components.
parallel
serial 2
device port
VGA port
\
serial 1
Port
mouse
keyboard
\
JP12, 13, 14, 15
JP11
SVGA feature
connector
Kl
U39
1!
1
vi&o
memory
sockets
U34 U32
flm
U40
1U44
JP17I-----
JP5
JP1,2,3
7
sockets
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JP19 to 29
processor
JP7,8,9
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memory
sockets
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SIMM configurations
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SMC FDC 37C665 parallel port super I/O diskette
U32, U34
U33, U13, U25
U39
U40, U44
1 Soldered standard Video RAM
1 UMC UM8666, CMD PCI0640B, UMC UM8881
PCI chipset
Cirrus Logic GD5430 VGA controller
Video DRAM expansion sockets
SIMM Installation
The computer comes with 8MB of memory using SIMMs. By
installing additional SIMMs, you can increase the amount of
memory up to 128MB.
There are four SIMM sockets on the main system board, and
each can contain one memory module. You can install 1MB,
2MB, 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, and 32MB SIMMs. The sockets are
labeled on the main system board.
The following table shows the recommended SIMM
configurations. Do not install SIMMs in any other
configuration.
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SIMM configurations (continued)
1 Bank 0
IBank 1
IBank 1
I Bank 3
External Cache
1 Total
You can install 128KB, 256KB, 512KB, or 1MB of external
cache with 32K x 8, 64K x 8, or 128K x 8 15ns or 20ns, SRAM
DIP chips and one 32K x 8 or 64K x 8 15ns or 20ns tag chip.
The computer may already have cache installed.
You must install cache in one of the configurations in the
table below (each bank contains four cache memory sockets).
Cache memory configurations
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If you install SlMMs in both Sank 0 and Sank 1 or Sank 2 and Sank 3. SIMM
types must match.
Processor Upgrades
Use only tin-plated, 32-bit, 72-pin, fast-page mode SIMMs
that operate at an access speed of 80ns or faster. Be sure all
the SIMMs operate at the same speed.
The computer’s processor can be upgraded by replacing the
existing processor with a faster one. The following table lists
supported processors and voltages.
Video Memory
The computer comes with 1MB of video memory. You can
increase the video memory to 2MB by installing two 512KB,
40-pin SOJ flat pack video DRAM chips. (You cannot
increase video memory by installing just one chip.)
Video resolutions and colors
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Resolution
640x480
Memory
requirement Color
1MB
256
1MB
32K/64K
1MB
16.8M (True
Refresh
rates (Hz)
60/72/75
60/72/75
60
Remarks
8 bits/pixel
16 bits/pixel
24 bits/pixel
1 Color)
8cQx600
I266
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Non-interlaced and Interlaced
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* Interlaced
160/72/75
1 8 bits/pixel
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Hard Disk Drive Types
Your computer comes with a hard disk auto-sensing feature.
To use it, select one of the drives you have installed from the
Fixed Disk Setup screen. On the screen that appears for that
drive, press Enter to select the Autotype Fixed Disk
option. The system detects the type of hard disk drive, fills in
the drive’s parameters, and sets the remaining options on the
screen.
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Hard Disk Drive Information
DMA Assignments
The following table lists parameters for hard disk drives
qualified for use in the computer.
Hard disk drive parameters
Level
DMAO
Assigned device
Reserved
DMA1
DMA2
DMA3
DMA4
DMA5
DMA6
DMA7
Available
Diskette drive controller
Available
Cascade from DMA1 to DMA2
Spare
Spare
Spare
Hardware Interrupts
System Memory Map
Address range
FE0000h-FFFFFFh
IDE hard disk drive jumper settings
Model number
Conner CFS1275A
Conner CFS850A
1 Single drive
1 Master drive
1 Slave drive
1 C/D jumpered
1 C/D jumpered
1 C/D jumpered
1 C/D jumpered
1 N o jumpers
1 N o jumpers
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100000h-FDFFFFh
0E0000h-0FFFFFh
0C8000h-0DFFFFh
0C0000h-0C7FFFh
0A0000h-0BFFFFh
000000h-09FFFFh
1 Function
1 128KB duplication of ROM BIOS stored at
0E0000h-0FFFFFh
System extended memory (128MB maximum)
128KB ROM BIOS
Adapter ROM BIOS
Video ROM BIOS
1 128KB video memory
184OKB base memory
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System l/O Address Map
Keyboard and mouse connector pin assignments (J3 and J10)
Pin
1
2
3
Signal
Data
NC
Ground
Pin
4
5
6
Signal
Vcc
clock
NC
HDD LED connector pin assignments (J7)
Pin I Signal
lRed
1
Connector Pin Assignments
Parallel port connector pin assignments (J16)
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All odd-numbered pins are grounds
* Active low logic
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IPin
12
]Signal
1 White
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IDE drive connector pin assignments (J2 and J5)
12
13
14
D12
D2
D13
26
27
28
Ground
IOCHRDY*
BALE
40
ISA option slot connector pin assignments
Ground
*Active low logic
Option card
riser board
connector pin assignments
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Active low logic
SIMM socket connector pin assignments
IA9
I D Q 2 4 168
I PD2
* Active low logic
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Active low logic
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Tested Operating Environments
The following operating environments have been tested for
compatibility with the system.
Microsoft MS-DOS 3.3 and later
Novell DR DOS
Novell NetWare* 3.12 and 4.02
Novell Personal NetWare
IBM OS/2 including version 3.0 (Warp)
SCO UNIX
SCO Open Desktop
Microsoft Windows 3.0 and later
Microsoft Windows for WorkGroups
Microsoft Windows NT, including version 3.5
Microsoft Windows 95
* Certified as workstation; tested as file sewer
Your system has also received Novell’s “Yes, NetWare tested
and approved“ certification as a workstation. As new
environments become available, these also will be tested.
Installing Option Cards
If you are installing a video adapter card, make sure you
disable the built-m VGA controller by setting JPl5 to 2-3.
Upgrading the Processor
When you replace the processor, you need to check the
settings of several jumpers, as listed on page 3.
Booting Sequence
If you cannot boot the computer from the hard disk, make
sure the booting sequence in SETUP is set to A: then C : .
Then boot the computer from a system diskette in drive A.
Password
If you forget your password, you must discharge your
CMOS memory as follows:
1. Turn off the computer and remove the cover.
2. Disable the password by setting jumper JP11 on the main
system board to On.
Installation/Support Tips
3. Turn the computer on, leave it on for a few seconds, then
turn it off again.
Installing Diskette Drives
4. Set jumper JP11 back to off to select the system board
battery.
Cl Make sure that the drive type has been correctly selected
and that the drive is enabled in the SETUP program.
c3 Make sure jumper JPl2 is set to position 1-2 to enable the
diskette drive controller.
Installing Hard Disk Drives
If you are installing a drive that cannot use the embedded
IDE interface (such as an ESDI drive), it is recommended
that you use a 16-bit, AT-type hard disk controller. If you
install a non-IDE hard disk drive and controller card, you
must set jumper JP5 to On to disable both of the built-in
IDE hard disk drive interfaces. Also, remove the hard disk
drive ribbon connector from the system board.
When installing a hard disk drive, use the auto-sensing
feature in SETUP to select the correct type for the drive. If
the auto-sensing feature does not produce a match for the
drive, you can define your own drive type by selecting
User as the type and entering the drive’s parameters.
Software Problems
Q When installing a copy-protected software package, first
try the installation at high speed. If this does not work
properly, select low speed by pressing Ctrl Alt - (on the
numeric keypad). Try loading the program at low speed
and then switching to high speed, if possible.
5. Run SETUP to enter a new password, if desired.
Information Reference List
Engineering Change Notices
None.
Technical Information Bulletins
None.
Product Support Bulletins
None.
Related Documentation
TM-ACTPCT70
EPSON ActionPC 7000,
ActionTower 7000 Service Manual
PL-ACTPCT70
EPSON ActionPC 7000,
ActionTower 7000 Parts Price List
400434800
EPSON ActionPC 7000,
ActionTower 7000 User’s Guide
Cl When running a software package that uses a key disk as
its copy-protection method, try loading it at high speed. If
this does not work, load it at low speed.
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