MSI
MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL
MS-6533/G Micro ATX Mainboard
Version 1.0
G52-MA00502
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Manual Rev: 1.0
Release Date: Dec. 2001
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
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 commercial environment. 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. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct
the interference at his own expense.
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.
Notice 2
Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to
comply with the emission limits.
VOIR LA NOTICE D’INSTALLATION AVANT DE RACCORDER AU
RESEAU.
Micro-Star International MS-6533/G
Tested to comply
with FCC Standard
For Home or Office Use
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Edition
Dec. 2001
Copyright Notice
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INTERNATIONAL. We take every care in the preparation of this document,
but no guarantee is given as to the correctness of its contents. Our products
are under continual improvement and we reserve the right to make changes
without notice.
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Revision History
Revision
1.0
Revision History
First release
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Date
Dec. 2001
Safety Instructions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Always read the safety instructions carefully.
Keep this User’s Manual for future reference.
Keep this equipment away from humidity.
Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the
equipment from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
6. Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 110/220V
before connecting the equipment to the power inlet.
7. Place the power cord such a way that people can not step on it. Do not
place anything over the power cord.
8. Always Unplug the Power Cord before inserting any add-on card or module.
9. All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
10. Never pour any liquid into the opening that could damage or cause electrical shock.
11. If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by a
service personnel:
z The power cord or plug is damaged
z Liquid has penetrated into the equipment
z The equipment has been exposed to moisture
z The equipment has not work well or you can not get it work according
to User’s Manual.
z The equipment has dropped and damaged
z If the equipment has obvious sign of breakage
12. DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT
UNCONDITIONED, STORAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 600 C (1400F), IT
MAY DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT.
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer.
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CONTENTS
Chapter 1. Getting Started ........................................................................ 1-1
Mainboard Specification ...................................................................... 1-2
Mainboard Layout ............................................................................... 1-4
Quick Components Guide .................................................................... 1-5
Chapter 2. Hardware Setup ....................................................................... 2-1
Central Processing Unit: CPU .............................................................. 2-2
CPU Installation Procedures ......................................................... 2-2
Installing the CPU Fan .................................................................. 2-3
CPU Core Speed Derivation Procedure ......................................... 2-4
Memory ................................................................................................ 2-5
Introduction to DDR SDRAM ....................................................... 2-5
DDR Module Combination ............................................................ 2-6
Installing DDR Modules ............................................................... 2-6
Power Supply ....................................................................................... 2-7
ATX 20-Pin Power Connector: CONN1 ......................................... 2-7
ATX 12V Power Connector: JPW1 ................................................ 2-7
Back Panel ............................................................................................ 2-8
Mouse Connector: JKBMS1 ......................................................... 2-8
Keyboard Connector: JKBMS1 ..................................................... 2-9
USB Connectors ............................................................................ 2-9
Serial Port Connectors: COM A & COM B .................................. 2-10
VGA DB 15 Pin Connector .......................................................... 2-10
Joystick/Midi Connectors ........................................................... 2-11
Audio Port Connectors ............................................................... 2-11
RJ-45 LAN Jack (Optional) .......................................................... 2-11
Parallel Port Connector: LPT1 ...................................................... 2-12
Connectors ......................................................................................... 2-13
Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: J8 ...................................... 2-13
Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1 ........................................... 2-13
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Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 & IDE2 ........................................... 2-14
CD-In Connector: JCD1 ............................................................... 2-15
Aux Line-In Connector: JAUX1 .................................................. 2-15
Modem-In Connector: JMD1 ....................................................... 2-15
Fan Power Connectors: CPUFA/SYSFA ...................................... 2-16
Front Panel Connectors: JFP1 & JFP2 ......................................... 2-17
Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD .......................................... 2-18
Front USB Connector: JUSB1 or JUSB2 ...................................... 2-19
IrDA Infrared Module Header: JIR1 ............................................ 2-20
Jumpers .............................................................................................. 2-21
Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1 ........................................................ 2-21
Slots ................................................................................................... 2-22
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) Slot ......................................... 2-22
PCI Slots ...................................................................................... 2-22
CNR (Communication Network Riser) ......................................... 2-22
PCI Interrupt Request Routing .................................................... 2-23
Chapter 3. BIOS Setup .............................................................................. 3-1
Entering Setup ...................................................................................... 3-2
Control Keys ................................................................................. 3-2
Getting Help .................................................................................. 3-3
The Main Menu ................................................................................... 3-4
Standard CMOS Features .................................................................... 3-6
Advanced BIOS Features .................................................................... 3-8
Advanced Chipset Features ............................................................... 3-12
Integrated Peripherals ........................................................................ 3-14
Power Management Setup ................................................................. 3-20
PNP/PCI Configurations ..................................................................... 3-24
PC Health Status ................................................................................ 3-26
Frequency/Voltage Control ................................................................ 3-27
Load Fail-Safe/Optimized Defaults ..................................................... 3-29
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Set Supervisor/User Password ........................................................... 3-30
Glossary .................................................................................................... G-1
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Getting Started
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Getting Started
1
Thank you for purchasing the MS-6533/G Micro ATX mainboard. The
MS-6533/G consists of two superior computer mainboards: MS-6533 & MS6533G. The MS-6533 is based on SiS645 HMAL & the MS-6533G is based on
SiS650 IGUI HMAL for optimal system efficiency. Designed to fit the advanced
Intel® Pentium® 4 processors in the 478 pin package, the MS-6533/G delivers a
high performance and professional desktop platform solution.
TOPICS
Mainboard Specification
Mainboard Layout
Quick Components Guide
1-1
1-2
1-4
1-5
Chapter 1
Mainboard Specification
CPU
Supports Intel® Pentium® 4 processors in the 478 pin package.
Supports 1.5GHz, 1.6GHz, 1.7GHz, 1.8GHz, 1.9GHz, 2GHz and up.
Chipset
SiS® 645/650 HMAL/IGUI HMAL (702-pin BGA)
- High performance host interface (400MHz).
- 64 bit performance DDR 333 (SiS 645 only)/DDR 266/DDR 200 memory
controller.
- Integrated A.G.P compliant target/66MHz Host-to-PCI bridge.
- High throughput SiS HyperZip connect to SiS 961 HyperZip Media I/O.
- Dedicated isochronous response queue.
- High performance 2D/3D and video accelerator (SiS650 only).
- Complete TV-Out/Digital Flat Panel solution and MPEG-2/1 video decoder
(SiS650 only).
SiS® 961 HyperZip Media I/O (371-pin BGA)
- High performance HyperZip connect to SiS series NB.
- Integrated multi-threaded I/O link ensures concurrency of up/down data
transfer.
- Integrated HyperZip connect to PCI bridge.
- Dual IDE Master/Slave controller.
- Integrated USB host controller.
- Integrated audio controller with AC97 interface.
- Advanced power management and PC2001 compliance.
- Integrated RTC and DMA interrupt and keyboard controller.
- Integrated PCI to LPC bridge.
Main Memory
Supports four memory banks using two 184-pin unbuffered DDR DIMM.
Supports up to 2GB memory size.
Supports 2.5v DDR SDRAM.
Slots
One AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) 4X slot.
Three PCI 2.2 32-bit PCI bus slots (support 3.3V/5V PCI bus interface).
One CNR (Communication Network Riser) slot.
1-2
Getting Started
On-BoardIDE
An IDE controller on the SiS961 chipset provides IDE HDD/CD-ROM with
PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA100/66/33 operation modes.
Can connect up to four IDE devices.
On-Board Peripherals
On-Board Peripherals include:
- 1 floppy port supports 2 FDDs with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and
2.88Mbytes.
- 2 serial ports (COM A + COM B).
- 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode.
- 4 USB ports (Rear * 2/ Front * 2).
- 1 IrDA connector for SIR.
- 1 RJ-45 LAN jack (optional).
- 1 audio/game port.
- 1 VGA port (SiS 650 only).
Audio
AC97 link controller integrated in SiS 961.
2-channel software audio codec RealTek ALC201A/202A.
- Compliance with AC97 v2.2 Spec.
- Meet PC2001 audio performance requirement.
LAN (optional)
PCI local bus single-chip Fast Ethernet Controller, RealTek RTL8100L/BL.
- Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in one chip.
- Supports 10Mb/s and 100Mb/s auto-negotiation operation.
- Compliance with PCI v2.2/PC99 standard.
- Supports Wake-On-LAN and remote wake-up.
- Supports ACPI power management.
BIOS
2Mb Award/AMI BIOS with PnP, ACPI, SMBIOS 2.3, Green and Boot Block.
Provides DMI2.0, WfM2.0, WOL, WOR, chassis intrusion, and SMBus for
system management.
Dimension
Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6” x 9.1”.
Mounting
6 mounting holes.
1-3
Chapter 1
Mainboard Layout
Top : mouse
Bottom: keyboard
JPW1
ATX
Power Supply
Top: LAN Jack (optional)
Bottom: USB ports
CPUFA
Top :
Parallel Port
Bottom:
COM A
COM B (or optional
VGA port)
JCOM2
IDE 2
AGP Slot
Winbond
W83697HF
PCI Slot 1
RealTek
RTL8100L
(optional)
CNR
SiS
961
PCI Slot 3
JAUD
JBAT1
J8
JIR1
MS-6533/G Micro ATX Mainboard
1-4
JUSB1
SYSFA
PCI Slot 2
Codec
BATT
+
JUSB2
JMD1
BIOS
DDR 1
JCD1
JAUX1
Bottom:
Line-Out
Line-In
Mic
SiS
645/650
(optional)
DDR 2
Top :
Game port
JFP1 JFP2
Getting Started
Quick Components Guide
Component
ATX Power Supply/JPW1
JKBMS1
USB Connectors
COM A & COM B
VGA DB 15 Pin
LAN Jack (optional)
LPT1
FDD1
J8
IDE1~ IDE2
JCD1/JAUX1/JMD1
CPUFA/SYSFA
JFP1/JFP2
JAUD
JUSB1/JUSB2
JIR1
JBAT1
AGP Slot
PCI Slots
CNR Slot
Function
ATX power connectors
Mouse/keyboard connector
Connecting to USB devices
Serial port connector
Connecting to VGA monitor
Connecting to LAN devices
Parallel port connector
Floppy disk drive connector
Chassis intrusion switch connector
Hard disk connectors
CD/AUX/Modem-in connectors
Fan power connectors
Front panel connectors
Front panel audio connector
USB front connector
IrDA infrared module connector
Clear CMOS jumper
Connecting to AGP cards
Connecting to expansion cards
Connecting to expansion cards
1-5
Reference
See p. 2-7
See p. 2-8
See p. 2-9
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See p. 2-11
See p. 2-12
See p. 2-13
See p. 2-13
See p. 2-14
See p. 2-15
See p. 2-16
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See p. 2-18
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Hardware Setup
Chapter 2. Hardware Setup
Hardware Setup
2
This chapter provides you with the information about hardware setup
procedures. While doing the installation, be careful in holding the components
and follow the installation procedures. For some components, if you install in
the wrong orientation, the components will not work properly.
Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. Static
electricity may damage the components.
TOPICS
Central Processing Unit: CPU
Memory
Power Supply
Back Panel
Connectors
Jumpers
Slots
2-1
2-2
2-5
2-7
2-8
2-13
2-21
2-22
Chapter 2
Central Processing Unit: CPU
The mainboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in the 478 pin
package. The mainboard uses a CPU socket called PGA478 for easy CPU
installation. When you are installing the CPU, make sure the CPU has a heat
sink and a cooling fan attached on the top to prevent overheating. If you do not
find the heat sink and cooling fan, contact your dealer to purchase and install
them before turning on the computer.
Open Lever
CPU Installation Procedures
1. Pull the lever sideways away
from the socket. Then, raise
the lever up to a 90-degree
angle.
Sliding
Plate
2. Look for the dot/cut edge. The
dot/cut edge should point towards the lever pivot. The
CPU will only fit in the correct
orientation.
Dot / Cut edge
Close
Lever
3. Hold the CPU down firmly,
and then close the lever to
complete the installation.
WARNING!
Overheating will seriously damage the CPU and system,
always make sure the cooling fan can work properly to
protect the CPU from overheating.
2-2
Hardware Setup
Installing the CPU Fan
As processor technology pushes to faster speeds and higher
performance, thermal management becomes increasingly important. To dissipate heat, you need to attach the CPU cooling fan and heatsink on top of the
CPU. Follow the instructions below to install the Heatsink/Fan:
1. Locate the CPU and its retention
2. Position the heatsink onto the reten-
mechanism on the motherboard.
tion mechanism.
retention mechanism
3. Mount the fan on top of the heatsink.
4. Press the two levers down to fasten
Press down the fan until its four clips
get wedged in the holes of the retention mechanism.
the fan. Each lever can be pressed
down in only ONE direction.
levers
2-3
Chapter 2
5. Connect the fan power cable from the mounted fan to the 3-pin fan power connector
on the board.
fan power cable
CPU Core Speed Derivation Procedure
If
CPU Clock
Core/Bus ratio
then CPU core speed
WARNING!
=
=
=
=
=
100MHz
14
Host Clock x Core/Bus ratio
100MHz x 14
1.4GHz
Overclocking
This motherboard is designed to support overclocking.
However, please make sure your components are able to
tolerate such abnormal setting, while doing overclocking.
Any attempt to operate beyond product specifications is not
recommended. We do not guarantee the damages or risks
caused by inadequate operation or beyond product
specifications.
2-4
Hardware Setup
Memory
DDR 1
DDR 2
The mainboard provides 2 slots for 184-pin, 2.5V DDR DIMM with 4
memory banks. You can install DDR333/PC2700 (SiS 645 only), DDR200/PC1600
or DDR266/PC2100 DDR SDRAM modules on the DDR DIMM slots (DDR
1~2). To operate properly, at least one DIMM module must be installed.
Introduction to DDR SDRAM
DDR (Double Data Rate) SDRAM is similar to conventional SDRAM,
but doubles the rate by transferring data twice per cycle. It uses 2.5 volts as
opposed to 3.3 volts used in SDR SDRAM, and requires 184-pin DIMM modules rather than 168-pin DIMM modules used by SDR SDRAM. High memory
bandwidth makes DDR an ideal solution for high performance PC, workstations and servers.
2-5
Chapter 2
DDR Module Combination
You can install either single sided or double sided 184-pin DDR DIMM
modules into DDR DIMM slots to meet your needs. Different from the SDR
DIMM, the DDR DIMM has only one notch on the center of module. The
number of pins on either side of the breaks are different. The module will only
fit in the right orientation.
You can install memory modules in any combination as follows:
Slot
M emory M odule
Total M emory
Slot 1
(Bank 0 & Bank 1)
64M B, 128M B,
256M B, 512M B, 1GB
64M B~1GB
Slot 2
(Bank 2 & Bank 3)
64M B, 128M B,
256M B, 512M B, 1GB
64M B~1GB
M aximum System M emory Supported
64M B~2GB
Installing DDR Modules
1. The DDR DIMM has only one notch on the center of module. The module
will only fit in the right orientation.
2. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMM slot. Then
push it in.
notch
Volt
3. The plastic clip at each side of the DIMM slot will automatically close.
2-6
Hardware Setup
Power Supply
The mainboard supports ATX power supply for the power system. Before inserting the power supply connector, always make sure that all components are installed properly to ensure that no damage will be caused.
ATX 20-Pin Power Connector: CONN1
This connector allows you to connect to an ATX power supply. To
connect to the ATX power supply, make sure the plug of the power supply is
inserted in the proper orientation and the pins are aligned. Then push down
the power supply firmly into the connector.
ATX 12V Power Connector: JPW1
This 12V power connector is used to provide power to the CPU.
4
2
3
1
11
1
20
10
JPW1
CONN1
CONN1 Pin Definition
JPW1 Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
1
2
3
4
GND
GND
12V
12V
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
2
3
4
5
3.3V
3.3V
GND
5V
GND
11
12
13
14
15
3.3V
-12V
GND
PS_ON
GND
6
7
8
9
5V
GND
PW_OK
5V_SB
10
12V
16
17
18
19
20
GND
GND
-5V
5V
5V
2-7
Chapter 2
Back Panel
The Back Panel provides the following connectors:
LAN
Mouse (optional)
Keyboard
Parallel
COM A
USB
Midi/Joystick
COM B
(or optional
VGA port)
L-out L-in MIC
Mouse Connector: JKBMS1
The mainboard provides a standard PS/2® mouse mini DIN connector for
attaching a PS/2 ® mouse. You can plug a PS/2® mouse directly into this
connector. The connector location and pin assignments are as follows:
Pin Definition
6
5
3
4
2
1
PS/2 Mouse (6-pin Female)
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
Mouse DATA
NC
GND
VCC
Mouse Clock
NC
Mouse DATA
No connection
Ground
+5V
Mouse clock
No connection
2-8
Hardware Setup
Keyboard Connector: JKBMS1
The mainboard provides a standard PS/2® keyboard mini DIN connector
for attaching a PS/2® keyboard. You can plug a PS/2® keyboard directly into
this connector.
Pin Definition
6
5
3
4
2
1
PS/2 Keyboard (6-pin Female)
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
Keyboard DATA
NC
GND
VCC
Keyboard Clock
NC
Keyboard DATA
No connection
Ground
+5V
Keyboard clock
No connection
USB Connectors
The mainboard provides a UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface)
Universal Serial Bus root for attaching USB devices such as keyboard, mouse
or other USB-compatible devices. You can plug the USB device directly into
the connector.
USB Port Description
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
USB Ports
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
VCC
-Data 0
+Data0
GND
VCC
-Data 1
+Data 1
GND
+5V
Negative Data Channel 0
Positive Data Channel 0
Ground
+5V
Negative Data Channel 1
Positive Data Channel 1
Ground
2-9
Chapter 2
Serial Port Connectors: COM A & COM B
For SiS 645 chipset, two serial ports COM A and COM B are provided.
You can attach a serial mouse or other serial devices to them.
For SiS 650 chipset, one 9-pin male DIN serial port COM A and one 9-pin
JCOM2 pin header are supplied. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial
devices to the connectors. An additional VGA DB 15-pin connector is equipped
for you to connect to a VGA monitor.
1 2 3 4 5
Pin Definition
6 7 8 9
9-Pin Male DIN Connectors
1
6
9
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DCD
SIN
SOUT
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
Data Carry Detect
Serial In or Receive Data
Serial Out or Transmit Data
Data Terminal Ready
Ground
Data Set Ready
Request To Send
Clear To Send
Ring Indicate
5
VGA DB 15 Pin Connector
For SiS650 chipset, one DB 15-pin VGA connector is supplied for connection to a VGA monitor.
Pin Definition
Analog Video Display Connector (DB-15S)
PIN
SIGNAL DESCRIPTION
5
15
1
11
DB 15-Pin Female Connector
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
2-10
Red
Green
Blue
Not used
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Power
Ground
Not used
SDA
Horizontal Sync
Vertical Sync
SCL
Hardware Setup
Joystick/Midi Connectors
You can connect a joystick or game pad to this connector.
Audio Port Connectors
Line Out is a connector for Speakers or Headphones. Line In is used for
external CD player, Tape player, or other audio devices. Mic is a connector for
microphones.
1/8” Stereo Audio Connectors
Line Out Line In
MIC
RJ-45 LAN Jack (Optional)
The mainboard provides one standard RJ-45 jack for connection to Local
Area Network (LAN). You can connect a network cable to the LAN jack.
Pin Definition
RJ-45 LAN Jack
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
TDP
Transmit Differential Pair
2
TDN
Transmit Differential Pair
3
RDP
Receive Differential Pair
4
NC
Not Used
5
NC
Not Used
6
RDN
Receive Differential Pair
7
NC
Not Used
8
NC
Not Used
2-11
Chapter 2
Parallel Port Connector: LPT1
The mainboard provides a 25-pin female centronic connector as LPT. A
parallel port is a standard printer port that supports Enhanced Parallel Port
(EPP) and Extended Capabilities Parallel Port (ECP) mode.
13
1
14
25
Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
STROBE
DATA0
DATA1
DATA2
DATA3
DATA4
DATA5
DATA6
DATA7
ACK#
BUSY
PE
SELECT
AUTO FEED#
ERR#
INIT#
SLIN#
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
Strobe
Data0
Data1
Data2
Data3
Data4
Data5
Data6
Data7
Acknowledge
Busy
Paper End
Select
Automatic Feed
Error
Initialize Printer
Select In
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
2-12
Hardware Setup
Connectors
The mainboard provides connectors to connect to FDD, IDE HDD, case,
modem, LAN, USB Ports, IR module and CPU/System FAN.
Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1
The mainboard provides a standard floppy disk drive connector that
supports 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M floppy disk types.
FDD1
Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: J8
This connector is connected to 2-pin connector chassis switch. If the
Chassis is open, the switch will be short. The system will record this status. To
clear the warning, you must enter the BIOS setting and clear the status.
J8
2-13
Chapter 2
Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 & IDE2
IDE 2
The mainboard has a 32-bit Enhanced PCI IDE and Ultra DMA 33/66/100
controller that provides PIO mode 0~4, Bus Master, and Ultra DMA33/66/100
function. You can connect up to four hard disk drives, CD-ROM, 120MB Floppy
(reserved for future BIOS) and other devices. These connectors support the
provided IDE hard disk cable.
IDE1 (Primary IDE Connector)
The first hard drive should always be connected to IDE1. IDE1 can
connect a Master and a Slave drive. You must configure second hard
drive to Slave mode by setting the jumper accordingly.
IDE2 (Secondary IDE Connector)
IDE2 can also connect a Master and a Slave drive.
TIP:
If you install two hard disks on cable, you must configure the
second drive to Slave mode by setting its jumper. Refer to the
hard disk documentation supplied by hard disk vendors for jumper
setting instructions.
2-14
Hardware Setup
CD-In Connector: JCD1
The connector is for CD-ROM audio connector.
Aux Line-In Connector: JAUX1
The connector is for DVD add-on card with Line-in connector.
Modem-In Connector: JMD1
The connector is for modem with internal audio connector.
JAUX1
R
GND
L
JCD1
R
GND
L
Phone_In
JMD1
GND
Mono_Out
2-15
Chapter 2
Fan Power Connectors: CPUFA/SYSFA
The CPUFA (processor fan) & SYSFA (system fan) support system cooling fan with +12V. It supports three-pin head connector. When connecting the
wire to the connectors, always take note that the red wire is the positive and
should be connected to the +12V, the black wire is Ground and should be
connected to GND. If the mainboard has a System Hardware Monitor chipset
on-board, you must use a specially designed fan with speed sensor to take
advantage of the CPU fan control.
SENSOR
+12V
GND
CPUFA
SENSOR
+12V
GND
SYSFA
Note:
1. Always consult the vendor for proper CPU cooling fan.
2. CPU Fan supports the fan control. You can install the PC Alert
utility that will automatically control the CPU Fan speed according to the actual CPU temperature.
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Hardware Setup
Front Panel Connectors: JFP1 & JFP2
The mainboard provides front panel connectors for electrical connection
to the front panel switches and LEDs. Users can choose either the JFP1 or the
JFP2 depending on their needs. JFP1 is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O
Connectivity Design Guide.
Buzzer
(short pin) Speaker
2
1
8
7
JFP2
Power
LED
Power Power
LED
Switch
2
1
10
9
JFP1
(Intel spec)
HDD Reset
LED Switch
JFP1 Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
HD_LED_P
FP PWR/SLP
HD_LED_N
FP PWR/SLP
RST_SW_N
PWR_SW_P
RST_SW_P
PWR_SW_N
RSVD_DNU
Hard disk LED pull-up
MSG LED pull-up
Hard disk active LED
MSG LED pull-up
Reset Switch low reference pull-down to GND
Power Switch high reference pull-up
Reset Switch high reference pull-up
Power Switch low reference pull-down to GND
Reserved. Do not use.
Note for JFP2:
If onboard buzzer is available, you can short pins 4 &
6 to have the buzzer enabled or open pins 4 & 6 to
have the buzzer disabled.
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Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD
You can connect an optional audio connector to the Front Panel Audio
Header. JAUD is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design
Guide.
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1
10
9
JAUD
Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
AUD_MIC
AUD_GND
AUD_MIC_BIAS
AUD_VCC
AUD_FPOUT_R
AUD_RET_R
HP_ON
KEY
AUD_FPOUT_L
AUD_RET_L
Front panel microphone input signal
Ground used by analog audio circuits
Microphone power
Filtered +5V used by analog audio circuits
Right channel audio signal to front panel
Right channel audio signal return from front panel
Reserved for future use to control headphone amplifier
No pin
Left channel audio signal to front panel
Left channel audio signal return from front panel
CAUTION!!!
If you don’t want to connect to the front audio
header, pins 5 & 6, 9 & 10 have to be jumpered
in order to have signal output directed to the
rear audio ports. Otherwise, the Line-Out connector on the back panel will not function.
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Front USB Connector: JUSB1 or JUSB2
The mainboard provides one front Universal Serial Bus connector for
users to connect to USB devices. Users can choose either the JUSB1 or the
JUSB2 depending on their needs. The JUSB1 is compliant with Intel® Front
Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.
JUSB1
(Intel spec)
1
2
9
10
JUSB2
JUSB1 Pin Definition
1
2
9
10
JUSB2 Pin Definition
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
Pin
Description
Pin
1
VCC
2
VCC
1
VCC
2
GND
3
USB0-
4
USB1-
3
USB0-
4
GND
5
USB0+
6
USB1+
5
USB0+
6
USB1+
7
GND
8
GND
7
GND
8
USB1-
9
NC
10
OC0
9
GND
10
VCC
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IrDA Infrared Module Header: JIR1
This connector allows you to connect to IrDA Infrared modules and is
compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide. You must
configure the setting through the BIOS setup to use the IR function.
JIR1
JIR1 Pin Definition
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
NC
NC
VCC
GND
IRTX
IRRX
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2
5
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Jumpers
The motherboard provides one jumper for you to set the computer’s
function. This section will explain how to change your motherboard’s function
through the use of the jumper.
Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1
There is a CMOS RAM on board that has a power supply from external
battery to keep the data of system configuration. With the CMOS RAM, the
system can automatically boot OS every time it is turned on. That battery has
long life time for at least 5 years. If you want to clear the system configuration,
use the JBAT1 (Clear CMOS Jumper ) to clear data. Follow the instructions
below to clear the data:
1
JBAT1
1
1
3
3
Clear Data
Keep Data
WARNING!
You can clear CMOS by shorting 2-3 pin while the
system is off. Then return to 1-2 pin position. Avoid
clearing the CMOS while the system is on; it will damage the mainboard.
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Slots
The motherboard provides three 32-bit Master PCI bus slots, one AGP
slot and one CNR slot.
AGP Slot
PCI Slots
CNR Slot
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) Slot
The AGP slot allows you to insert the AGP graphics card. AGP is an
interface specification designed for the throughput demands of 3D graphics.
It introduces a 66MHz, 32-bit channel for the graphics controller to directly
access main memory. The slot only supports 4x AGP card.
PCI Slots
Three PCI slots allow you to insert the expansion cards to meet your
needs. When adding or removing expansion cards, make sure that you unplug
the power supply first. Meanwhile, read the documentation for the expansion
card to make any necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion
card, such as jumpers, switches or BIOS configuration.
CNR (Communication Network Riser)
The CNR slot allows you to insert the CNR expansion cards. CNR is a
specially designed network, audio, or modem riser card for ATX family
motherboards. Its main processing is done through software and controlled by
the motherboard’s chipset.
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PCI Interrupt Request Routing
The IRQ, abbreviation of interrupt request line and pronounced I-R-Q,
are hardware lines over which devices can send interrupt signals to the
microprocessor. The PCI IRQ pins are typically connected to the PCI bus INT
A# ~ INT D# pins as follows:
Order 1
Order 2
Order 3
Order 4
PCI Slot 1
INT B#
INT C#
INT D#
INT A#
PCI Slot 2
INT C#
INT D#
INT A#
INT B#
PCI Slot 3
INT D#
INT A#
INT B#
INT C#
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Chapter 3. BIOS Setup
BIOS Setup
3
This chapter provides information on the BIOS Setup program and allows you
to configure the system for optimum use.
You may need to run the Setup program when:
An error message appears on the screen during the system booting up, and
requests you to run SETUP.
You want to change the default settings for customized features.
TOPICS
Entering Setup
The Main Menu
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Advanced Chipset Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PNP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
Frequency/Voltage Control
Load Fail-Safe/Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor/User Password
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Entering Setup
Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self Test)
process. When the message below appears on the screen, press <DEL> key to
enter Setup.
Press DEL to enter SETUP
If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter
Setup, restart the system by turning it OFF and On or pressing the RESET
button. You may also restart the system by simultaneously pressing <Ctrl>,
<Alt>, and <Delete> keys.
Control Keys
<↑>
Move to the previous item
<↓>
Move to the next item
<←>
Move to the item in the left hand
<→>
Move to the item in the right hand
<Enter>
Select the item
<Esc>
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a submenu
<+/PU>
Increase the numeric value or make changes
<-/PD>
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
<F1>
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page
Setup Menu
<F5>
Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for Option Page
Setup Menu
<F6>
Load the default CMOS value from Fail-Safe default table, only for
Option Page Setup Menu
<F7>
Load Optimized defaults
<F10>
Save all the CMOS changes and exit
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Getting Help
After entering the Setup menu, the first menu you will see is the Main Menu.
Main Menu
The main menu lists the setup functions you can make changes to. You can use
the control keys ( ↑↓ ) to select the item. The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Sub-Menu
If you find a right pointer symbol (as shown
in the right view) appears to the left of certain
fields that means a sub-menu containing additional options can be launched from this
field. You can use control keys ( ↑↓ ) to highlight the field and press <Enter> to call up the
sub-menu. Then you can use the control keys
to enter values and move from field to field
within a sub-menu. If you want to return to
the main menu, just press <Esc >.
8 IDE
8 IDE
8IDE
8 IDE
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Secondary Master
Secondary Slave
General Help <F1>
The BIOS setup program provides a General Help screen. You can call up this
screen from any menu by simply pressing <F1>. The Help screen lists the
appropriate keys to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item.
Press <Esc> to exit the Help screen.
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The Main Menu
Once you enter Award® BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu (Figure 1)
will appear on the screen. The Main Menu allows you to select from twelve
setup functions and two exit choices. Use arrow keys to select among the items
and press <Enter> to accept or enter the sub-menu.
Standard CMOS Features
Use this Menu for basic system configurations.
Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to set the Advanced Features available on your system.
Advanced Chipset Features
Use this menu to change the values in the chipset registers and optimize your
system’s performance.
Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to specify your settings for integrated peripherals.
Power Management Setup
Use this menu to specify your settings for power management.
PnP/PCI Configurations
This entry appears if your system supports PnP/PCI.
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PC Health Status
This entry shows your PC health status.
Frequency/Voltage Control
Use this menu to specify your settings for frequency/voltage control.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Use this menu to load the BIOS default values for minimal but stable system
performance.
Load Optimized Defaults
Use this menu to load the BIOS default values that are factory settings for
optimal system operations.
Set Supervisor/User Password
Use this menu to set User and Supervisor Passwords.
Save & Exit Setup
Save CMOS value changes to CMOS and exit setup.
Exit Without Saving
Abandon all CMOS value changes and exit setup.
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Standard CMOS Features
The items in Standard CMOS Features Menu are divided into 10 categories.
Each category includes no, one or more than one setup items. Use the arrow
keys to highlight the item and then use the <PgUp> or <PgDn> keys to select
the value you want in each item.
Date
The date format is <day><month> <date> <year>.
day Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, determined by BIOS. Read-only.
month The month from Jan. through Dec.
date The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric function keys.
year The year, depends on the year of the BIOS
Time
The time format is <hour> <minute> <second>.
IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave
Press PgUp/<+> or PgDn/<-> to select Manual, None, Auto type. Note that the
specifications of your drive must match with the drive table. The hard disk will
not work properly if you enter improper information for this category. If your
hard disk drive type is not matched or listed, you can use Manual to define
your own drive type manually.
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ing items. Enter the information directly from the keyboard. This information
should be provided in the documentation from your hard disk vendor or the
system manufacturer.
If the controller of HDD interface is SCSI, the selection shall be “None”.
If the controller of HDD interface is CD-ROM, the selection shall be “None”.
Access Mode
The settings are CHS, LBA, Large, Auto.
Capacity
The formatted size of the storage device.
Cylinder
Number of cylinders.
Head
Number of heads.
Precomp
Write precompensation.
Landing Zone Cylinder location of the landing zone.
Sector
Number of sectors.
Drive A/B
This item allows you to set the type of floppy drives installed. Available
options are None, 360K, 5.25 in., 1.2M, 5.25 in., 720K, 3.5 in., 1.44M, 3.5 in.,
2.88M, 3.5 in.
Floppy 3 Mode Support
Floppy 3 is the standard Japanese floppy drive mode. Supported by the BIOS,
the selected diskette drive can read 720-KB, 1.2-MB, and 1.44-MB diskettes on
a 3.5” diskette. Setting options: Disabled, Drive A, Drive B, Both.
Video
The setting controls the type of video adapter used for the primary monitor of
the system. Available options are EGA/VGA , CGA 40, CGA 80 and Mono.
Halt On
The setting determines whether the system will stop if an error is detected at
boot. Available options are:
All Errors
No Errors
All, But Keyboard
All, But Diskette
All, But Disk/Key
The system stops when any error is detected.
The system doesn’t stop for any detected error.
The system doesn’t stop for a keyboard error.
The system doesn’t stop for a disk error.
The system doesn’t stop for either a disk or a
keyboard error.
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Anti-Virus Protection
The item is to set the Virus Warning feature for IDE Hard Disk boot sector
protection. If the function is enabled and any attempt to write data into this
area is made, BIOS will display a warning message on screen and beep. Settings:
Disabled and Enabled.
CPU L1 & L2 Cache
The item allows you to turn on or off CPU’s internal (L1) and external (L2)
cache. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
This setting allows you to enable or disable the ECC (Error-Correcting Code)
feature for error detection and correction when data passes through L2 cache
memory. Setting options: Enabled, Disabled.
Quick Power On Self Test
The option speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) after you power on the
computer. When setting the item to Enabled, BIOS will shorten or skip some
check items during POST. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
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First/Second/Third Boot Device
The items allow you to set the sequence of boot devices where BIOS attempts
to load the disk operating system. The settings are:
Floppy
The system will boot from floppy drive.
LS120
The system will boot from LS-120 drive.
HDD-0
The system will boot from the first HDD.
SCSI
The system will boot from the SCSI.
CDROM
The system will boot from the CD-ROM.
HDD-1
The system will boot from the second HDD.
HDD-2
The system will boot from the third HDD.
HDD-3
The system will boot from the fourth HDD.
ZIP
The system will boot from ATAPI ZIP drive.
LAN
The system will boot from the Network drive.
Disabled
Disable this sequence.
Boot Other Device
Setting the option to Enabled allows the system to try to boot from other
device if the system fails to boot from the 1st/2nd/3rd boot device.
Swap Floppy Drive
Setting to Enabled will swap floppy drives A: and B:.
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Setting to Enabled will make BIOS seek floppy drive A: before booting the
system. Settings: Disabled, Enabled.
Boot Up NumLock Status
This setting is to set the Num Lock status when the system is powered on.
Setting to On will turn on the Num Lock key when the system is powered on.
Setting to Off will allow users to use the arrow keys on the numeric keypad.
Setting options: On, Off.
Gate A20 Option
This item is to set the Gate A20 status. A20 refers to the first 64KB of extended
memory. When the default value Fast is selected, the Gate A20 is controlled by
Port92 or chipset specific method resulting in faster system performance. When
Normal is selected, A20 is controlled by a keyboard controller or chipset
hardware.
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Typematic Rate Setting
This item is used to enable or disable the typematic rate setting including
Typematic Rate & Typematic Delay.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
After Typematic Rate Setting is enabled, this item allows you to set the rate
(characters/second) at which the keys are accelerated. Settings: 6, 8, 10, 12,
15, 20, 24 and 30.
Typematic Delay (Msec)
This item allows you to select the delay between when the key was first pressed
and when the acceleration begins. Settings: 250, 500, 750 and 1000.
Security Option
This specifies the type of BIOS password protection that is implemented. Settings are described below:
Option
Setup
Description
The password prompt appears only when end users try to
run Setup.
System
A password prompt appears every time when the computer is powered on or when end users try to run Setup.
APIC Mode
This field is used to enable or disable the APIC (Advanced Programmable
Interrupt Controller). Due to compliance with PC2001 design guide, the system
is able to run in APIC mode. Enabling APIC mode will expand available IRQ
resources for the system. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
MPS Version Control For OS
This field allows you to select which MPS (Multi-Processor Specification)
version to be used for the operating system. You need to select the MPS
version supported by your operating system. To find out which version to use,
consult the vendor of your operating system. Settings: 1.4 and 1.1.
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
This allows you to run the OS/2® operating system with DRAM greater than
64MB. Setting options: Non-OS2, OS2.
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HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
This allows you to activate the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis & Reporting Technology) capability for the hard disks. S.M.A.R.T is a utility that
monitors your disk status to predict hard disk failure. This gives you an opportunity to move data from a hard disk that is going to fail to a safe place before
the hard disk becomes offline. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
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Advanced Chipset Features
The Advanced Chipset Features Setup option is used to change the values of
the chipset registers. These registers control most of the system options in the
computer.
Note: Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset.
Advanced DRAM Control 1
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
System Performance
The DRAM timing is controlled by the DRAM Timing Registers. The
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Timings programmed into this register are dependent on the system design.
Slower rates may be required in certain system designs to support loose
layouts or slower memory. Setting options: Safe Mode, Normal Mode,
Fast Mode, Turbo Mode, Ultra Mode.
CAS Latency Setting
When synchronous DRAM is installed, the number of clock cycles of
CAS latency depends on the DRAM timing. The settings are: 2T, 2.5T,
3T.
Memory Hole At 15M-16M
You can reserve this area of system memory for ISA adapter ROM. When this
area is reserved, it cannot be cached. The user information of peripherals that
need to use this area of system memory usually discusses their memory
requirements. The settings are: Enabled and Disabled.
AGP Aperture Size
This setting controls just how much system RAM can be allocated to AGP for
video purposes. The aperture is a portion of the PCI memory address range
dedicated to graphics memory address space. Host cycles that hit the aperture
range are forwarded to the AGP without any translation. The option allows the
selection of an aperture size of 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, and
256 MB.
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Integrated Peripherals
SiS OnChip IDE Device
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
Internal PCI/IDE
This setting enables or disables the internal primary and secondary PCI &
IDE controllers. Setting options: Disabled, Primary, Secondary, Both.
IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave PIO
The four IDE PIO (Programmed Input/Output) fields let you set a PIO
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mode (0-4) for each of the four IDE devices that the onboard IDE interface
supports. Modes 0 through 4 provide successively increased performance.
In Auto mode, the system automatically determines the best mode for
each device. The settings are: Auto, Mode 0, Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3,
Mode 4.
Primary/Secondary Master/Slave UltraDMA
Ultra DMA/33 implementation is possible only if your IDE hard drive
supports it and the operating environment includes a DMA driver
(Windows 95 OSR2 or a third-party IDE bus master driver). If your hard
drive and your system software both support Ultra DMA/33, Ultra DMA/
66 and Ultra DMA/100 select Auto to enable BIOS support. The settings
are: Auto, Disabled.
IDE Burst Mode
This allows your hard disk controller to use the fast block mode to transfer data to and from the hard disk drive. Block mode is also called block
transfer, multiple commands or multiple sector read/write. Enabled enables IDE controller to use block mode; Disabled allows the controller to
use standard mode. Setting options: Disabled, Enabled.
SiS OnChip PCI Device
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
SiS-7012 AC97 Audio
This setting enables or disables the SiS-7012 AC97 audio. Setting options:
Disabled, Enabled.
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SiS-7013 S/W Modem
This setting enables or disables the SiS-7013 S/W modem. Setting options:
Disabled, Enabled.
System Share Memory Size (for SiS650 chipset only)
For SiS650 chipset, the system shares memory to the onboard VGA card.
This setting controls the exact memory size shared to the VGA card.
Setting options: 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB.
Onboard SuperIO Device
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
Onboard FDC Controller
Select Enabled if your system has a floppy disk controller (FDD) installed
on the system board and you wish to use it. If you install add-on FDC or
the system has no floppy drive, select Disabled in this field. The settings
are: Enabled and Disabled.
Onboard Serial Port 1/Port 2
Select an address and corresponding interrupt for the first and second
serial ports. The settings are: 3F8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3,
Disabled, Auto.
UART Mode Select
This setting allows you to specify the operation mode for serial port 2.
Setting options: IrDA, ASKIR, Normal.
Normal
RS-232C Serial Port
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IrDA
ASKIR
IrDA-compliant Serial Infrared Port
Amplitude Shift Keyed Infrared Port
RxD, TxD Active
This setting controls the receiving and transmitting speed of the IR peripheral in use. Setting options: Hi/Hi, Hi/Lo, Lo/Hi, Lo/Lo.
IR Transmission Delay
This setting determines whether the IR transmission rate will be delayed
while converting to receiving mode. Setting options: Disabled, Enabled.
UR2 Duplex Mode
This setting controls the operating mode of IR transmission/reception.
Setting options: Full, Half. Under Full Duplex mode, synchronous, bidirectional transmission/reception is allowed. Under Half Duplex mode,
only asynchronous, bi-directional transmission/reception is allowed.
Use IR Pins
Please consult your IR peripheral documentation to select the correct
setting of the TxD and RxD signals. Setting options: RxD2/TxD2, IRRx2Tx2.
Onboard Parallel Port
There is a built-in parallel port on the on-board Super I/O chipset that
provides Standard, ECP, and EPP features. It has the following options:
Disabled
3BC/IRQ7 Line Printer port 0
278/IRQ5
Line Printer port 2
378/IRQ7
Line Printer port 1
Parallel Port Mode
SPP : Standard Parallel Port
EPP : Enhanced Parallel Port
ECP : Extended Capability Port
ECP + EPP: Extended Capability Port + Enhanced Parallel Port
SPP/EPP/ECP/ECP+EPP
To operate the onboard parallel port as Standard Parallel Port
only, choose “SPP.” To operate the onboard parallel port in the
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EPP mode simultaneously, choose “EPP.” By choosing “ECP”,
the onboard parallel port will operate in ECP mode only. Choosing
“ECP + EPP” will allow the onboard parallel port to support both
the ECP and EPP modes simultaneously.
EPP Mode Select
The onboard parallel port is EPP Spec. compliant, so after the user chooses
the onboard parallel port with the EPP function, the following message
will be displayed on the screen: “EPP Mode Select.” At this time either
EPP 1.7 spec or EPP 1.9 spec can be chosen.
ECP Mode Use DMA
The ECP mode has to use the DMA channel, so choose the onboard
parallel port with the ECP feature. After selecting it, the following message will appear: “ECP Mode Use DMA.” At this time, the user can
choose between DMA channel 3 or 1.
Game Port Address/Midi Port Address
This setting assigns certain addresses for the game port and midi port.
Midi Port IRQ
This setting assigns an IRQ for the midi port.
USB Controller
Select Enabled if your system contains a Universal Serial Bus (USB) controller
and you have USB peripherals. The settings are: Enabled, Disabled.
USB Keyboard Support
Set to Enabled if your need to use a USB keyboard in the operating system
that does not support or have any USB driver installed, such as DOS and SCO
Unix.
Onboard LAN function (Optional)
Select Enabled to activate the onboard LAN controller. Setting options:
Enabled, Disabled.
Onboard Lan Boot ROM (Optional)
This setting determines whether or not to activate the boot ROM of the onboard
LAN chip. Setting options: Enabled, Disabled.
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IDE HDD Block Mode
Block mode is also called block transfer, multiple commands, or multiple sector
read/write. If your IDE hard drive supports block mode (most new drives do),
select Enabled for automatic detection of the optimal number of block read/
writes per sector the drive can support. The settings are: Enabled, Disabled.
Init Display First
This item specifies which VGA card is your primary graphics adapter. Settings:
PCI Slot and AGP.
AGP Auto Calibration
This setting disables/enables the AGP auto calibration. Setting options:
Disabled, Enabled.
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Power Management Setup
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure you system to most
effectively save energy while operating in a manner consistent with your own
style of computer use.
IPCA Function
This item is to activate the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface) Function. If your operating system is ACPI-aware, such as
Windows® 98SE/2000/ME, select Enabled. Settings: Enabled and Disabled.
ACPI Suspend Type
This item specifies the power saving modes for ACPI function. Options are:
S1 (POS)
The S1 sleep mode is a low power state. In this state, no
system context (CPU or chipset) is lost and hardware
maintains all system context.
S3 (STR)
The S3 sleep mode is a power-down state in which power
is supplied only to essential components such as main
memory and wake-capable devices and all system context is saved to main memory. The information stored in
memory will be used to restore the PC to the previous
state when an “wake up” event occurs.
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Video Off Option
This setting is used to control the mode in which the monitor will shut down.
Setting options:
Always On
Always turn on.
Suspend -> Off During suspend mode, the monitor will shut down.
Susp, Stby->Off During suspend or standby mode, the monitor will shut
down.
All Modes ->Off The monitor is turned off during doze, standby, or suspend mode.
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 Supported
Initial display power management signaling.
Modem Use IRQ
This setting names the interrupt request (IRQ) line assigned to the modem (if
any) on your system. Activity of the selected IRQ always awakens the system.
Setting options: 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, AUTO.
Switch Function
This setting controls the operation of the power button. When setting to
Break/Wake, the system enters Suspend mode when the power button is
pressed. You can press the power button again to return to full power. Setting
options: Disabled, Break/Wake.
Hot Key Function As
This setting specifies the function of the preset hot key (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace).
Setting options: Disable, Power Off, Suspend.
HDD Off After
When enabled and after the set time of system inactivity, the hard disk drive
will be powered down while all other devices remain active. The settings are:
Disable, 1~15 Min.
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Power Button Override
Pressing the power button for more than 4 seconds forces the system to enter
the Soft-Off state. The settings are: Delay 4 Sec, Instant Off.
Power/Sleep LED
This item configures how the system uses power LED on the case to indicate
the sleep state. Available options are:
Single LED The power LED blinks to indicate the sleep state without
changing its color.
Dual LED
The power LED changes its color to indicate the sleep
state.
After AC Power Lost
This item specifies whether your system will reboot after a power failure or
interrupt occurs. Available settings are:
Power Off
Leaves the computer in the power off state.
Power On
Reboots the computer.
Last State
Restores the system to the status before power failure
or interrupt occurred.
PM Wake Up Events
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
IRQ [3-7,9-15],NMI/IRQ 8 Break Suspend
This setting enables/disables the monitoring of the specified IRQ line. If
set to Enabled, the activity of the specified IRQ line will prevent the
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system from entering power saving modes or awaken it from power saving modes. Setting options: Disabled, Enabled.
Note: IRQ (Interrupt Request) lines are system resources allocated
to I/O devices. When an I/O device needs to gain attention of the
operating system, it signals this by causing an IRQ to occur. After
receiving the signal, when the operating system is ready, the system
will interrupt itself and perform the service required by the I/O device.
RING Power Up Control, PCI PME Power Up Control, USB Port Wake
Up Control, Hot Key Power Up Control, PS2 Mouse Power Up Control
These fields specify whether the system will be awakened from power
saving modes when activity or input signal of the specified hardware
peripheral or component is detected.
Note: To use the function of “RING Power Up Control”, you need to
install a modem supporting power on function.
KB Power On Password
This setting allows you to enter the password to authorize the keyboard
to power on the system.
Power Up by Alarm
This function is for setting date and time for your computer to boot up.
During Disabled, you cannot use this function. During Enabled, choose
the Month, Day, and Time Alarm:
Month Alarm You can choose which month the system will boot up.
Day of Month Alarm You can choose which day of the preset month
the system will boot up. Set to 0, to boot every
day.
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm You can choose what hour, minute and
second the system will boot up.
Note: If you have change the setting, you must let the system boot up
until it goes to the operating system, before this function will work.
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PNP/PCI Configurations
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. PCI, or Peripheral
Component Interconnect, is a system which allows I/O devices to operate at
speeds nearing the speed the CPU itself uses when communicating with its
own special components. This section covers some very technical items and it
is strongly recommended that only experienced users should make any changes
to the default settings.
Reset Configuration Data
Normally, you leave this field Disabled. Select Enabled to reset Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) when you exit Setup if you have installed a
new add-on and the system reconfiguration has caused such a serious conflict
that the operating system can not boot. The settings are: Enabled and Disabled.
Resource Controlled By
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capacity to automatically configure all
of the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices. However, this capability
means absolutely nothing unless you are using a Plug and Play operating
system such as Windows® 95/98. If you set this field to “manual” choose
specific resources by going into each of the sub menu that follows this field (a
sub menu is preceded by a “¾”). The settings are: Auto (ESCD), Manual.
IRQ Resources
The items are adjustable only when Resources Controlled By is set to Manual.
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Press <Enter> and you will enter the sub-menu of the items. IRQ Resources list
IRQ 3/4/5/7/9/10/11/12/14/15 for users to set each IRQ a type depending on the
type of device using the IRQ. Settings are:
PCI Device
For Plug & Play compatible devices designed for PCI
bus architecture.
Reserved
The IRQ will be reserved for further request.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
When set to Enabled, multiple VGA devices operating on different buses can
handle data from the CPU on each set of palette registers on every video
device. Bit 5 of the command register in the PCI device configuration space is
the VGA Palette Snoop bit (0 is disabled). For example, if there are two VGA
devices in the computer (one PCI and one ISA) and the:
VGA Palette Snoop
Bit Setting
Action
Disabled
Data read or written by the CPU is only directed to the PCI
VGA device’s palette registers.
Enabled
Data read or written by the CPU is directed to both the PCI
VGA device’s palette registers and the ISA VGA device’s palette registers, permitting the palette registers of both VGA
devices to be identical.
The setting must be set to Enabled if any ISA bus adapter in the system
requires VGA palette snooping.
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PC Health Status
This section shows the status of your CPU, fan, warning for overall system
status. Monitor function is available only if there is hardware monitoring
mechanism onboard.
CPU Warning Temperature
If the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit preset in this setting, the warning mechanism will be activated. This helps you to prevent the CPU overheat
problem.
Current System/CPU Temperature, CPU/System fan, Vcore, 3.3V, +5V, +12V,
-12V, -5V, VBAT(V), 5VSB(V)
These items display the current status of all of the monitored hardware devices/components such as CPU voltages, temperatures and all fans’ speeds.
Chassis Intrusion Detect
Set this option to enable, reset, or disable the chassis intrusion detector. During Enabled, any intrusion on the system chassis will be recorded. The next
time you turn on the system, it will show a warning message. To be able to clear
those warnings, choose Reset. After clearing the message it will go back to
Enabled.
Shutdown Temperature
This option is for setting the shutdown temperature level for the processor.
When the processor reaches the temperature you set, the ACPI-aware system
will be shut down.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
This section describes how to set the CPU FSB frequency, spread spectrum,
clock ratio etc.
CPU Clock Ratio
End users can overclock the processor by specifying the CPU ratio (clock
multiplier) in this field.
Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk
This option allows you to enable/disable the feature of auto detecting the
clock frequency of the installed DIMM/PCI bus. The settings are: Enabled,
Disabled.
Spread Spectrum
When the motherboard’s clock generator pulses, the extreme values (spikes)
of the pulses creates EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). The Spread Spectrum function reduces the EMI generated by modulating the pulses so that the
spikes of the pulses are reduced to flatter curves. If you do not have any EMI
problem, leave the setting at Disabled for optimal system stability and
performance. But if you are plagued by EMI, setting to Enabled for EMI
reduction. Remember to disable Spread Spectrum if you are overclocking because even a slight jitter can introduce a temporary boost in clockspeed which
may just cause your overclocked processor to lock up.
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CPU Host/SDRAM/PCI Clock
This setting controls the clock speed of the CPU Host (FSB)/SDRAM memory
bus/PCI bus on the motherboard.
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Load Fail-Safe/Optimized Defaults
The two options on the main menu allow users to restore all of the BIOS
settings to the default Fail-Safe or Optimized values. The Optimized Defaults
are the default values set by the mainboard manufacturer specifically for optimal performance of the mainboard. The Fail-Safe Defaults are the default values set by the BIOS vendor for stable system performance.
When you select Load Fail-Safe Defaults, a message as below appears:
Pressing Y loads the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal system
performance.
When you select Load Optimized Defaults, a message as below appears:
Pressing Y loads the default factory settings for optimal system performance.
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Set Supervisor/User Password
When you select this function, a message as below will appear on the screen:
Type the password, up to six characters in length, and press <Enter>. The
password typed now will replace any previously set password from CMOS
memory. You will be prompted to confirm the password. Retype the password
and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection and not
enter a password.
To clear a set password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter the
password. A message will show up confirming the password will be disabled.
Once the password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup
without entering any password.
When a password has been set, you will be prompted to enter it every time you
try to enter Setup. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any
part of your system configuration.
Additionally, when a password is enabled, you can also have AMIBIOS to
request a password each time the system is booted. This would prevent unauthorized use of your computer. The setting to determine when the password
prompt is required is the PASSWORD CHECK option of the ADVANCED BIOS
FEATURES menu. If the PASSWORD CHECK option is set to Always, the
password is required both at boot and at entry to Setup. If set to Setup, password prompt only occurs when you try to enter Setup.
About Supervisor Password & User Password:
Supervisor password:
User password:
Can enter and change the settings of
the setup menu.
Can only enter but do not have the right
to change the settings of the setup menu.
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