Asus Terminator C3 User guide

Asus Terminator C3 User guide
®
Terminator 1
Barebone System
Model C3
User Guide
E1727
First Edition V1
August 2004
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Table of contents
Notices ................................................................................................ vi
Safety information ............................................................................. vii
About this guide ............................................................................... viii
System package contents ................................................................... x
Chapter 1: System Introduction
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Front panel ........................................................................... 1-2
1.3
Rear panel ............................................................................. 1-4
1.4
Internal components ............................................................ 1-6
Chapter 2:
Basic Installation
2.1
Preparation ........................................................................... 2-2
2.2
Before you proceed .............................................................. 2-2
2.3
Removing the cover ............................................................. 2-3
2.4
Detaching the drive frame .................................................... 2-4
2.5
Installing system memory .................................................... 2-6
2.6
2.5.1
Memory configurations ........................................... 2-6
2.5.2
DIMM installation ..................................................... 2-7
Installing an expansion card ................................................. 2-8
2.6.1
Expansion slot ........................................................ 2-8
2.6.2
Expansion card installation ..................................... 2-9
2.6.3
Configuring an expansion card ................................ 2-9
2.6.4
Standard interrupt assignments ........................... 2-10
2.6.5
IRQ assignments for this motherboard ................. 2-10
2.7
Installing an optical drive .................................................... 2-11
2.8
Installing a hard disk drive .................................................. 2-13
2.9
Re-connecting cables ......................................................... 2-15
2.9.1
LED cables ............................................................ 2-15
2.9.2
UAEX module ........................................................ 2-16
2.10
Replacing the cover ............................................................ 2-17
2.11
Connecting external devices .............................................. 2-19
2.12
Power supply specifications ............................................... 2-20
2.12.1 Input Characteristics ............................................ 2-20
2.12.2 Output Characteristics ......................................... 2-20
2.12.3 Over-Voltage Protection (OVP) ............................ 2-20
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Table of contents
Chapter 3:
3.1
Installing an operating system ............................................. 3-2
3.2
Support CD information ........................................................ 3-2
3.3
3.2.1
Running the support CD ......................................... 3-2
3.2.2
Drivers menu .......................................................... 3-3
3.2.3
Utilities menu .......................................................... 3-4
3.2.4
ASUS Contact information ...................................... 3-5
3.2.5
Other information ................................................... 3-6
Software information ........................................................... 3-8
3.3.1
ASUS PC Probe ....................................................... 3-8
3.3.2
ASUS Update ........................................................ 3-12
Chapter 4:
Motherboard Info
4.1
Introduction .......................................................................... 4-2
4.2
Motherboard layout .............................................................. 4-2
4.3
Jumpers ................................................................................ 4-3
4.4
Connectors ........................................................................... 4-5
Chapter 5:
5.1
5.2
5.3
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Starting up
BIOS Information
Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 5-2
5.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 5-2
5.1.2
Updating the BIOS using the AwardBIOS
Flash Utility ............................................................. 5-3
5.1.3
Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS .............. 5-5
5.1.4
ASUS Update .......................................................... 5-6
BIOS Setup program ............................................................. 5-7
5.2.1
BIOS menu bar ........................................................ 5-8
5.2.2
Legend bar ............................................................. 5-8
Main Menu ........................................................................... 5-10
5.3.1
System Time ......................................................... 5-10
5.3.2
System Date ......................................................... 5-10
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A ................................................ 5-10
5.3.4
HDD SMART Monitoring ........................................ 5-10
5.3.5
Primary and Secondary Master/Slave ................... 5-11
5.3.6
Installed Memory .................................................. 5-12
Table of contents
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
Advanced Menu .................................................................. 5-12
5.4.1
CPU Configuration ................................................. 5-13
5.4.2
Memory Configuration .......................................... 5-14
5.4.3
Chipset Configuration ........................................... 5-15
5.4.4
PCIPnP ................................................................... 5-16
5.4.5
Onboard Device Configuration ............................. 5-17
5.4.6
USB Configuration ............................................... 5-19
Power Menu ........................................................................ 5-20
5.5.1
APM Configuration ................................................ 5-21
5.5.2
Hardware Monitor ................................................. 5-24
Boot Menu .......................................................................... 5-26
5.6.1
Boot Device Priority .............................................. 5-26
5.6.2
Removable Drives ................................................. 5-27
5.6.3
Hard Disk Drives ................................................... 5-27
5.6.4
CD-ROM Drives ...................................................... 5-28
5.6.5
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 5-28
5.6.6
Security ................................................................ 5-30
Exit Menu ............................................................................ 5-31
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
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 in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, 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 receiver.
• Connect the equipment to 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.
W A R N I N G ! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to
the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the
power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are
connected.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing devices into the system, carefully read all the
documentation that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet. Place the product on a
stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
CAUTION
N: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturerís instructions.
VORSICHT
T: Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der
Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller
empfohlenem ähnljchen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach
Angaben des Herstellers.
LASER PRODUCT WARNING
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
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About this guide
Audience
This guide provides general information and installation instructions about
the ASUS Terminator 1 barebone system. This guide is intended for
experienced users and integrators with hardware knowledge of personal
computers.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
1.
Chapter 1: System introduction
This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS Terminator 1.
The chapter lists the system features including introduction on the
front and rear panel, and internal components.
2.
Chapter 2: Basic installation
This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to install
components in the system.
3.
Chapter 3: Starting up
This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and
utilities from the support CD.
4.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes
with the system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout,
jumper settings, and connector locations.
5.
Chapter 5: BIOS information
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
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Conventions used in this guide
W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself when
trying to complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : Tips and additional information to aid in completing a
task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1.
ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact
information.
2.
Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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System package contents
Check your ASUS Terminator 1 package for the following items:
1.
ASUS Terminator 1 barebone system with:
•
ASUS C3V motherboard with onboard VIA C3 CPU
•
Floppy disk drive
•
Optical drive (optional)*
2 . Power cable and plug
3 . Support CD
4.
*
User guide
CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW
If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
immediately.
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This chapter gives a general description of
the ASUS Terminator 1 C3 barebone
system, including introduction on the front
and rear panel features, and the internal
features.
ASUS Terminator 1 C3 barebone system
System introduction
Chapter 1
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the ASUS Terminator 1!
The ASUS Terminator 1 is an all-in-one barebone system with a versatile
home entertainment feature.
The system comes in a stylish mini-tower casing, and is powered by the
ASUS C3V motherboard that comes with a VIA C3 processor.
1.2
Front panel
The ASUS Terminator 1 barebone system is composed of the ASUS C3V
motherboard, a power supply, and a floppy disk drive.
The CD-ROM drive is an optional item.
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5
6
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1-2
9
10
O p t i c a l d r i v e . This is an optional IDE optical drive.
E m p t y 5 . 2 5 - i n c h d r i v e b a y . This covered slot is for a second
optical drive or other 5.25-inch storage devices.
F l o p p y d r i v e d o o r . This drive is for a 1.44 MB, 3.5-inch floppy disk.
P o w e r b u t t o n . Press this button to turn the system on.
P o w e r L E D . This LED lights up to indicate that the system is ON.
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6.
7.
H D D L E D . This LED lights up when data is being read from or written
to the hard disk drive.
F r o n t p a n e l I / O d o o r . Flip up this door to show the front panel
input/output ports.
8.
U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s . These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer,
scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
9 . H e a d p h o n e p o r t . This port connects a headphone with a stereo
mini-plug.
1 0 . M i c r o p h o n e p o r t . This port connects a microphone.
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1.3
Rear panel
The system rear panel includes the power socket and several I/O ports that
allow convenient connection of devices.
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2
3
4
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6
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10
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12
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
1-4
13
115V/230V
Voltage
selector
G A M E / M I D I p o r t . This port connects a joystick or game pad for
playing games, and MIDI devices for audio editing.
S e r i a l p o r t . This port connects a mouse, modem, or other devices
that conform with serial specification.
P S / 2 m o u s e p o r t . This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.
P S / 2 k e y b o a r d p o r t . This purple 6-pin connector is for a PS/2
keyboard.
V G A p o r t . This port connects a VGA monitor.
L i n e O u t p o r t . This Line Out (lime) port connects a headphone or a
speaker. In 4/6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes
Front Speaker Out.
L i n e I n p o r t . This Line In (light blue) port connects a tape player or
other audio sources. In 6-channel mode, the function of this port
becomes Low Frequency Enhanced Output/Center.
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8.
M i c r o p h o n e p o r t . This Microphone (pink) port connects a
microphone. In 4/6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes
Surround Speaker.
The functions of the Line Out (lime), Line In (blue), and Mic (pink) ports
on the rear panel change when you select the 4-channel or 6-channel
audio configuration as shown in the following table.
Audio ports function variation
Port
Headphone/2-Channel
4-Channel
6-Channel
Light Blue
Line In
Line In
LFE Output*/Center
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Surround
Surround
* LFE Output: Low Frequency Enhanced Output
Windows® 98SE only supports 4.1-channel speaker setting.
9.
L A N ( R J - 4 5 ) p o r t . This port allows connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub.
1 0 . U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s . These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer,
scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
1 1 . P a r a l l e l p o r t ..This 25-pin port connects a printer, scanner, or other
devices.
1 2 . P o w e r s o c k e t . This socket connects the power cable and plug.
1 3 . V o l t a g e s e l e c t o r . This switch allows you to select the appropriate
voltage supply in your area.
Voltage selector
The power supply that came with the system has a voltage selector switch
below the power socket. Use this switch to select the appropriate voltage
according to the voltage supply in your area.
If the voltage supply in your area is 100-127 V, set the switch to 115 V.
If the voltage supply in your area is 200-240 V, set the switch to 230 V.
Setting the switch to 115 V in a 230 V environment will seriously
damage the system!
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1.4
Internal components
The figure below shows the internal view of the system when you remove
the cover and flip out the drive frame. The standard components already
installed in the system and the locations of the available drive bays are
pointed out.
The system may come with either a PFC (Power Factor Correction) or
non-PFC power supply.
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1
4
5
2
6
7
1.
1-6
Game/MIDI/COM1 extension
module
4.
3.5” HDD drive bay
5.
3.5” floppy drive
2.
Motherboard
6.
PFC/Non-PFC power supply
3.
Two 5.25” drive bays
(Optional CD-ROM)
7.
USB/audio board
Chapter 1: System introduction
Chapter 2
Basic installation
This chapter gives step-by-step instructions
on how to install components into the
barebone system.
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2.1
Preparation
Before you proceed, make sure that you have all the components that you
plan to install in the system.
Basic components to install
1. DDR Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM)
2. Expansion card(s)
3. Hard disk drive
4. Optical drive
Tool
Phillips (cross) screw driver
2.2
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install components into
the system.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
The motherboard comes with an onboard standby power LED. This LED
lights up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode or in soft-off
mode, and not powered OFF. Unplug the power cable from the power outlet
and make sure that the standby power LED is OFF before installing any
system component.
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Chapter 2: Basic Installation
2.3
Removing the cover
A screw located on the rear panel secures the chassis cover.
Follow these steps to remove the
chassis cover.
1.
Turn the screw
counterclockwise to release
the cover. Set the screw aside.
Screw
2.
Place your hands on both
corners of the front panel, just
beside the CD-ROM frame.
Push on the CD-ROM area with
your thumbs until the cover
tilts forward.
The CD-ROM is an optional item.
If your system did not come with a
CD-ROM, you can release the cover
by placing your hands underneath the
front panel edge, then push the inner
chassis with your thumbs while
pulling the panel with your other
fingers.
3.
While supporting the front
panel with one hand, place
your other hand on the top
rear edge of the cover and
carefully lift the cover from
the chassis.
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2.4
Detaching the drive frame
Follow these steps to detach the
drive frame.
1.
Place the chassis on a flat
surface and turn it on its side.
2.
The power socket and voltage
selector switch are attached to
a metal module secured to the
rear panel by a screw. Remove
the screw to release the power
socket module.
Power socket
module screw
Power socket module
You must release the power socket module from the rear panel before
detaching the drive frame to avoid breaking the power cable.
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3.
Place your thumb on the right
edge of the power socket
module, then slide the module
to the right until it is
completely detached from the
rear panel.
4.
Unlatch the drive frame by
pushing it in the direction of
the arrow.
Drive frame
Swivel edge
The drive frame has a swivel (hinge-like) edge that is attached to the
main chassis. You do not have to completely detach the drive frame
from the chassis when installing components.
5.
Carefully lay the drive frame
alongside the main chassis
frame.
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2.5
Installing system memory
The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline
Memory Module (DIMM) sockets. These sockets support up to 2 GB system
memory using unbuffered ECC or non-ECC PC2100 DIMMs.
®
C3V
104 Pins
80 Pins
C3V 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
2.5.1
Memory configurations
You may install any DDR DIMMs with 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, and
1 GB densities into the DIMM sockets.
Memory frequency/CPU FSB synchronization
CPU FSB
DDR DIMM Type
133 MHz
PC2100
Memory Frequency
266 MHz
If you installed 333/400 MHz DDR DIMMs, the memory frequency
downgrades to 266 MHz.
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2.5.2
DIMM installation
Follow these steps to install a DDR
DIMM.
1.
Locate the two DIMM sockets
on the motherboard.
DDR DIMM sockets
2.
Unlock a socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
3.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the
DIMM matches the break on
the socket.
DIMM notch
Socket break
4.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the
DIMM is properly seated.
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.
DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
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2.6
Installing an expansion card
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The motherboard
has one 32-bit PCI slot.
2.6.1
Expansion slot
PCI slot
The PCI slot supports PCI cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card,
and other cards that comply with PCI specifications. The figure shows a
LAN card installed on a PCI slot.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage the motherboard.
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2.6.2
Expansion card installation
Follow these steps to install a PCI
card.
1.
Place the chassis on its side.
2.
Align the card golden fingers
to the slot and its metal
bracket to the slot opening on
the chassis.
3.
Press the card firmly until it is
properly seated in the slot.
4.
Secure the card to the metal
bracket on the chassis with a
bracket screw.
2.6.3
Metal bracket
PCI slot (PCI1)
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software
settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 5 for information on BIOS setup.
2.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
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2.6.4
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
Standard Function
0
1
System Timer
1
2
Keyboard Controller
2
N/A
Programmable Interrupt
3*
11
USB Universal Host Controller
4*
12
Communications Port (COM1)
5*
13
Onboard Audio
6
14
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
7*
15
Printer Port (LPT1)
8
3
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
4
ACPI Mode when used
10*
5
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
11*
6
Onboard LAN
12*
7
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13
8
Numeric Data Processor
14*
9
Primary IDE Channel
15*
10
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
2.6.5
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCI slot
USB 1.1 UHCI 1
USB 1.1 UHCI 1
USB 1.1 UHCI 1
USB 2.0 EHCI
Onboard Audio
Onboard LAN
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2.7
Installing an optical drive
An optical drive is an optional item in this barebone system. Refer to the
instructions in this section if you acquired a model without an optical drive.
Follow these steps to install a
CD-ROM drive.
1.
Place the chassis upright.
2.
Insert the optical drive into the
upper 5.25-inch drive bay.
5.25-inch drive bay
3.
Carefully push the CD-ROM
drive into the bay until its
screw holes align with the
holes on the bay as shown.
4.
Secure the CD-ROM with two
screws as shown.
5.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to install
a second optical drive into the
lower 5.25-inch drive bay.
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CD-ROM screws
2-11
5.
Connect a power cable from
the power supply to the
power connector at the back
of the optical drive. Use the
cable with the white
connector.
6.
Connect one end of the IDE
ribbon cable to the IDE
interface at the back of the
CD-ROM, matching the red
stripe on the cable with Pin 1
on the IDE interface.
7.
Connect one end of the
CD-ROM audio cable to the
4-pin connector at the back of
the CD-ROM.
Optical drive audio cable
IDE ribbon cable
Red stripe to Pin 1
Power cable
8.
Connect the other end of the
IDE ribbon cable to the
secondary IDE connector
(black connector labeled
SEC_IDE) on the motherboard.
Secondary
IDE connector
(SEC_IDE)
9.
Connect the other end of the
audio cable to the black 4-pin
connector labeled CD on the
motherboard.
CD-ROM connector (CD)
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2.8
Installing a hard disk drive
The chassis has one 3.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) bay right under the
5.25-inch bay. The following figures show the internal and external views of
the HDD bay location.
Internal view
External view
5.25-inch Drive bay
3.5-inch HDD drive bay
Follow these steps to install an IDE
HDD.
1.
Place the chassis upright.
2.
With the HDD label side up,
carefully insert the drive into
the 3.5-inch bay.
HDD label side
3.
Push the drive into the bay
until its screw holes align with
the holes on the bay marked
HDD.
4.
Drive screws into the HDD
screw holes.
HDD screw holes
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5.
Connect a power cable from
the power supply to the
power connector at the back
of the HDD. Use the cable with
the white connector.
6.
Connect one end of the IDE
hard disk ribbon cable to the
IDE interface at the back of
the HDD, matching the red
stripe on the cable with Pin 1
on the IDE interface.
Red stripe to Pin 1
IDE ribbon cable
7.
Power cable
Connect the other end of the
IDE ribbon cable to the primary
IDE connector (blue connector
labeled PRI_IDE) on the
motherboard.
Primary IDE connector
(PRI_IDE)
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2.9
Re-connecting cables
You may have disconnected some cables when you were installing
components. You must re-connect these cables before you replace the
chassis cover.
2.9.1
LED cables
Power switch
Power LED
HDD LED
SPEAKER
IDELED
SMI
Reset
Ground
ExtSMI#
Ground
PWRBIN
Ground
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
+5 V
PLED
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED
RESET
PWRBTN
* Requires an ATX power supply.
PANEL
• Connect the power switch and power LED cables to their respective
leads in the PANEL connector on the motherboard.
• Connect the H D D L E D cable to the 2-pin lead marked IDELED.
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2.9.2
UAEX module
The system front I/O panel has a UAEX module that contains the front
panel I/O ports and the connectors to the motherboard.
USB
T: Port0
B: Port1
®
LO2
MIC2
USB2P
UAEX
LOUT
MIC
Connect to MIC_LOUT
connector on the motherboard
Connect to USB78 connector
on the motherboard
Connector locations on the motherboard
MIC_LOUT connector
(for Microphone/Line Out cable)
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USB34
USB78
USB56
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2.10
Replacing the cover
After you have installed all the internal components and you have
connected all the necessary cables, you are now ready to put the system
back together.
Follow these steps to re-assemble
the system.
1.
With the chassis lying on its
side, hook the swivel edge of
the drive frame to the main
chassis.
2.
Sway the drive frame inward
until it fits completely. The
side tabs on both ends of the
drive frame should snap
perfectly to the chassis edge.
Side tab
3.
Re-attach the power socket
module and secure it with the
screw you removed earlier.
4.
Turn the chassis upright.
5.
Place the cover over the
chassis leaving about two
inches from the rear panel.
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5.
Fit the rail tabs on the sides
and bottom of the cover to
the edges of the chassis.
Rail tabs
6.
Push the cover towards the
rear until it fits. The locking
tab snaps into the hole on the
chassis, indicating that the
cover is in place.
Locking tab
Locking tab hole
Firmly push the cover to ensure that it is fully engaged to the chassis.
7.
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Lock the cover with the screw
on the rear panel.
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2.11
Connecting external devices
The figure below shows the specific connectors and devices that you can
connect to the rear panel ports.
Serial
Game/
MIDI
PS/2
KB
PS/2
Mouse
VGA
Line
Out
Line
In
Mic
Parallel
AC
USB
RJ-45
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2.12
Power supply specifications
2.12.1 Input Characteristics
Input Voltage Range
Range 1
Min
Nom
Max
90V
115V
135V
Range 2
180V
230V
265V
Input Frequency Range
47 Hz to 63 Hz
Maximum Input A C Current 4A max. at 115Vac
2A max. at 230Vac, maximum load
Inrush Current
90A max. at 115Vac,
full load cold start at 25°C
Efficiency
70% min. at nominal input,
maximum load
2.12.2 Output Characteristics
Output
Voltage
+5V
Load Range
Max
Min
0.5A
4.0A
Regulation
Min
Max
Ripple
Max
-5%
+5%
50mVp-p
+12V
0.45A
9.5A
-5%
+5%
120mVp-p
-12V
0A
0.2A
-10%
+10%
120mVp-p
+5VSB
0.05A
1.5A
-5%
+5%
50mVp-p
+3V3
1A
8.0A
-5%
+5%
50mVp-p
2.12.3 Over-Voltage Protection (OVP)
Output Voltage Maximum Voltage
+5V
6.5V
+12V
15.6V
+3.3V
4.3V
The power supply will shut down and latch off for shorting +5V, +12V,
-12V, or +3.3V. By shorting +5VSB, the power supply can latch down or
automatically recover when the fault condition is removed.
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Chapter 3
Starting up
This chapter helps you power up your
system and install drivers and utilities that
came with the support CD.
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3.1
Installing an operating system
The ASUS C3V motherboard supports Windows® 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
operating systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and
corresponding updates so you can maximize the features of your hardware.
Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to
your OS documentation for more information.
3.2
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard contains useful software
and several utility drivers that enhance the motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates.
3.2.1
Running the support CD
To begin using the support CD, simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM
drive. If Autorun is enabled in your computer, the Drivers menu
automatically appears on your screen.
Click an item to install
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Click an icon to display
more information
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If A u t o r u n is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
3.2.2
Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
VIA 4 in 1 Drivers
Installs the VIA 4-in-1 drivers.
VIA CLE 266 Display Driver
Installs the VIA CLE 266 display driver.
AD1980_1888 SoundMAX® Audio Driver
Installs the ADI® 1980/1888 SoundMAX® audio driver and application.
VIA 10/100Mb LAN Driver
Installs the VIA 10/100Mb LAN driver.
VIA VT6420 (VT8237) SATA driver
Installs the VIA VT6420 (VT8237) Serial ATA driver.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 driver.
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3.2.3
Utilities menu
The menu lists the drivers and applications that are available for this
motherboard. Simply click on a specific item then follow the installation
wizard to install it.
ASUS PC Probe
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system
voltages, and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you
keep your computer at a healthy operating condition.
ASUS Update
Installs the ASUS Update. This program allows you to download the latest
version of the BIOS from the ASUS website.
Before using the ASUS Update, make sure that you have an Internet
connection so you can connect to the ASUS website.
ASUS Screen Saver
Installs the ASUS screen saver.
ADOBE Acrobat Reader
Installs the Adobe Acrobat® Reader®. The Acrobat Reader software is for
viewing files saved in Portable Document Format (PDF).
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Microsoft® Direct X Driver
Installs the Microsoft® Direct X driver.
PC-CILLIN 2002
Installs the PC-cillin 2002 anti-virus software. View the PC-cillin online help
for detailed information.
3.2.4
ASUS Contact information
Click the C o n t a c t tab to display the ASUS contact information.
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3.2.5
Other information
The icons on the top right of the screen give additional information on the
motherboard and the contents of the support CD. Click an icon to display
the specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
The screen image below is for general reference only. The support CD
will automatically detect the motherboard information and display it on
your screen.
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Browse this CD
Displays the support CD contents in graphical format.
Technical support form
Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out
when requesting technical support.
Filelist
Displays the contents of the support CD and a brief description of each in
text format.
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3.3
Software information
Most of the applications in the support CD have wizards that will
conveniently guide you through the installation. View the online help or
readme file that came with the software for more information.
3.3.1
ASUS PC Probe
ASUS PC Probe is a convenient utility to continuously monitor your
computer system’s vital components, such as fan rotations, voltages, and
temperatures. It also has a utility that lets you review useful information
about your computer, such as hard disk space, memory usage, and CPU
type, CPU speed, and internal/external frequencies through the DMI
Explorer.
Starting ASUS PC Probe
When ASUS PC Probe starts, a splash screen appears, allowing you to
select whether to show the screen again when you open PC Probe or not.
To bypass this startup screen, clear the S h o w u p i n n e x t e x e c u t i o n
check box.
To launch A S U S P C P r o b e
e, click the Windows® S t a r t button, point to
P r o g r a m ss, and then A S U S U t i l i t y
y, and then click P r o b e V x . x xx.
The PC Probe icon
appears on the taskbar system tray indicating that
ASUS PC Probe is running. Clicking the icon allows you to see the status of
your PC.
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Using ASUS PC Probe
Monitoring
Monitor Summary
Shows a summary of the items
being monitored.
Temperature Monitor
Shows the PC temperature.
Temperature Warning
threshold adjustment
(Move the slider up to increase the
threshold level, or down to decrease
the threshold level)
Fan Monitor
Shows the PC fan rotation.
Fan Warning
threshold adjustment
(Move the slider up to increase the
threshold level or down to decrease
the threshold level)
Voltage Monitor
Shows the PC voltages.
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Settings
Lets you set threshold levels and
polling intervals or refresh times of
the PC’s temperature, fan rotation,
and voltages.
CPU Cooling System Setup
Lets you select when to enable software
CPU cooling. If you select When CPU
Over-heated, the CPU cooling system is
enabled whenever the CPU temperature
reaches the threshold value.
History
Lets you record the monitoring
activity of a certain component of
your PC for future reference.
Fan Control
Lets you enable/disable Smart Fan
Control. Smart Fan Control adjusts
the fan speed automatically based
on the current CPU temperature
and predefined threshold.
Hard Drives
Shows the used and free space of
the PC’s hard disk drives and the
file allocation table or file system
used.
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Memory
Shows the PC memory load,
memory usage, and paging file
usage.
Device Summary
Shows a summary of devices
present in your PC.
DMI Explorer
Shows information pertinent to the
PC, such as CPU type, CPU speed,
and internal/external frequencies,
and memory size.
Utility
Lets you run programs outside of
the ASUS Probe modules. To run a
program, click E x e c u t e P r o g r a m
m.
This feature is currently
unavailable.
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ASUS PC Probe Task Bar Icon
Right clicking the PC Probe
icon brings up a menu to
open or exit ASUS PC Probe
and pause or resume all
system monitoring.
When the ASUS PC Probe senses
a problem with your PC, portions
of the ASUS PC Probe icon
change to red, the PC speaker
beeps, and the ASUS PC Probe
monitor appears.
3.3.2
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard
BIOS and drivers. This utility requires an Internet connection either through
a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Follow these steps to use the ASUS Update.
1.
Launch the utility from your
Windows Start menu:
Programs/AsusUpdate
Vx.xx.xx/AsusUpdate
The ASUS Update initial screen
appears.
2.
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Select your desired update method,
then click N e x tt.
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3.
If you selected updating/
downloading from the Internet,
select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or
choose Auto Select. Click N e x tt.
4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click N e x tt.
Follow the instructions on the
succeeding screens to complete
the update process.
5.
If you selected the option to update
the BIOS from a file, a window pops up
prompting you to locate the file.
Select the file, click S a v e
e, then follow
the screen instructions to complete
the update process.
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Chapter 3: Starting up
This chapter gives information about the
motherboard that came with the system.
This chapter includes the motherboard
layout, jumper settings, and connector
locations.
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Motherboard info
Chapter 4
4.1
Introduction
The ASUS C3V motherboard comes already installed in the ASUS
Terminator 1 C3 barebone system. This chapter provides technical
information about the motherboard for future upgrades or system
reconfiguraiton.
4.2
Motherboard layout
23cm (9.06in)
FLOPPY
Super
I/O
PS/2
CHA_FAN
Flash
BIOS
CPU_FAN
IOC_MB1
VGA
ATXPWR
T:Mouse
B:Keyboard
DDR DIMM2 (64/72-bit, 184-pin module)
PARALLEL PORT
DDR DIMM1 (64/72-bit, 184-pin module)
Line
In
ATX12V
VIA
CLE266
PRI_IDE
SEC_IDE
VIA C3
CPU
Mic
In
RJ-45
LANLED
J1
USBPWR12
USB_12
T:Port0
B:Port1
AUX
IE1394_2
SATA2
VIA
SPDIF_OUT
MIC_LOUT
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USBPWR34
SATA1
VT8237 CD
PCI1
AD1888
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
VIA
VT1622A
VIA
VT6307
IE1394_1
CD
22.4cm (8.82in)
Line
Out
SB_PWR
C3V
®
BUZZ1
USBPWR78
CLRTC
USBPWR56
USB34
USB78
USB56
PANEL
•
The IE1394_1 and IE1394_2 connectors are optional.
•
The J1 connector is for the optional TV-out and S-Video out ports.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
4.3
Jumpers
This section describes and illustrates the jumpers on the motherboard.
1.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPWR12, USBPWR34,
USBPWR56, USBPWR78)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep
mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power
mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up
from S3, S4, and S5 sleep mode (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow
refresh, power supply in reduced power mode).
The USBPWR12 jumper is for the rear USB ports. The USBPWR34,
USBPWR56, and USBPWR78 jumpers are for the internal USB
connectors that you can connect to additional USB ports.
•
The motherboard provides 0.5A for each USB port and 1.5A for all
devices requiring +5VSB power. To use the USB device wake-up
feature, the total +5VSB power for all connected devices must not
exceed 1.5A.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB), whether under normal condition or in sleep
mode.
•
Make sure to set the jumpers to +5VSB if you want to wake up the
system from S3, S4, and S5 sleep mode.
USBPWR12
®
C3V
3
2
2
1
+5V
+5VSB
(Default)
USBPWR34
USBPWR56
USBPWR78
1 2
+5V
C3V USB device wake-up
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+5VSB
(Default)
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2.
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include
system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 2-3 (default) to pins 1-2. Keep
the cap on pins 1-2 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap
back to pins 2-3.
4. Re-install the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
®
C3V
CLRTC
1 2
C3V Clear RTC RAM Setting
Clear CMOS
2 3
Normal
(Default)
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap.
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4.4
Connectors
This section describes and illustrates the connectors on the motherboard.
See page 1-4 for the description of rear panel connectors.
1.
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
These connectors are for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cables. The
Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue
connector for the primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black
connector for an Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE slave device (optical
drive/hard disk drive), and a gray connector for an Ultra DMA
133/100/66 IDE master device (hard disk drive). If you install two
hard disk drives, you must configure the second drive as a slave
device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer to the hard disk
documentation for the jumper settings.
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion
when you connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE
devices.
®
C3V
PRI_IDE
SEC_IDE
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
C3V IDE connectors
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4-5
2.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After
connecting one end to the motherboard, connect the other end to the
floppy drive. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent incorrect insertion when
using ribbon cables with pin 5 plug).
FLOPPY
®
C3V
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
C3V Floppy disk drive connector
Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD, AUX)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound
sources such as an optical drive, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
C3V
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Ground
Ground
AUX
Left Audio Channel
C3V Internal audio connectors
Right Audio Channel
CD
Left Audio Channel
®
Right Audio Channel
3.
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4.
ATX power connectors (20-pin ATXPWR, 4-pin ATX +12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The plugs from the
power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one
orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the
connectors completely fit.
ATXPWR
C3V
®
+5.0 Volts
+5.0 Volts
-5.0 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
Power Supply On
Ground
-12.0Volts
+3.3Volts
+12.0Volts
+5V Standby
Power Good
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+3.3 Volts
+3.3 Volts
ATX12V
C3V ATX power connector
COM
+12V DC
COM
+12V DC
Make sure to connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug; otherwise, the
system does not boot up.
5.
Front panel audio connector (5-1 pin MIC_LOUT)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module
that supports legacy AC’97 audio standard.
®
MIC_LOUT
C3V
MIC Signal MIC PWR
1
Head set Right channel
GND
Head set Left channel
C3V Front panel audio connector
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6.
CPU and chassis fan connectors
(3-pin CPU_FAN, CHA_FAN)
These connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W
max.) or a total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max) at +12V. Connect the
fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure
that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the
connector.
C3V
®
GND
+12V
Rotation
CHA_FAN
CPU_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
C3V Fan connectors
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the
fan connectors!
7.
IO extension module connector (22-pin IOC_MB)
This connector is for the CGAEX extension module.
®
C3V
GAME
COM1
®
CGAEX
IOC_DC
C3V IOC_MB connector
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8.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1 [black],
SATA2 [black])
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
SATA2
C3V
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
®
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
SATA1
C3V SATA connectors
You must install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP
Service Pack 1 before using Serial ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA
RAID feature (RAID 0/RAID 1) is available only if you are using Windows®
2000/XP.
9.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface
(S/PDIF) port(s). Connect the S/PDIF module cable to this connector,
then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis.
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
SPDIFOUT
GND
C3V
+5V
®
SPDIF_OUT
C3V Digital audio connector
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1 0 . USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB34, USB56, USB78)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module
cable to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis. These USB connectors
comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
480 Mbps connection speed.
®
C3V
C3V USB 2.0 connectors
1 1 . TV-out/S-Video out connector (10-1 pin J1)
This connector is for the optional TV-out and S-Video out ports.
®
C3V
J1
C3V TV-out/S-Video out connector
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1 2 . IEEE 1394a connectors (10-1 pin IE1394_1, IE1394_2)
[optional]
These connectors are for IEEE 1394a ports. Connect the IEEE 1394a
module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis.
®
C3V
IE1394_1
IE1394_2
1
C3V IEEE 1394 connectors
1
TPA0+
GND
TPB0+
+12V
TPA0GND
TPB0+12V
GND
TPA0+
GND
TPB0+
+12V
TPA0GND
TPB0+12V
GND
NEVER connect a U S B c a b l e to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so
will damage the motherboard!
1 3 . System panel connector (20-pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
SPEAKER
IDELED
SMI
C3V System panel connectors
Reset
Ground
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
ExtSMI#
Ground
PWRBIN
Ground
PLED
C3V
+5 V
®
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED
RESET
PWRBTN
* Requires an ATX power supply.
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System power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up
when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in
sleep mode.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (Red 2-pin IDELED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
System management interrupt (Light Blue 2-pin SMI)
This 2-pin connector allows you to manually place the system in
suspend mode, or “green” mode, where system activity is instantly
decreased to save power and to expand the life of certain system
components. Attach the chassis-mounted suspend switch to this 2-pin
connector.
ATX power button/soft-off button (Yellow 2-pin PWRBTN)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off
mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for
more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
•
•
•
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Reset button (Dark Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
This chapter tells how to change system
settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
This chapter includes detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters.
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Chapter 5
5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
2.
3.
A w a r d B I O S F l a s h U t i l i t y (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk
during POST.)
A S U S C r a s h F r e e B I O S (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy
disk when the BIOS gets corrupted.)
A S U S U p d a t e (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding section for details on these utilities.
Important notes
5.1.1
1.
•
Save a copy of the o r i g i n a l m o t h e r b o a r d B I O S f i l e to a
b o o t a b l e f l o p p y d i s k in case you need to restore the BIOS in
the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS
Update or AFLASH utilities.
•
Visit the ASUS website and download the latest BIOS file for
this motherboard using the ASUS Update utility.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive. At the DOS prompt, type:
f o r m a t A : / S then press <Enter>
W i n d o w s® M E e n v i r o n m e n t
From your Windows desktop, click on S t a r tt, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
b. Double-click on A d d / R e m o v e P r o g r a m s icon from the Control
Panel window.
a.
Click on the S t a r t u p D i s k tab, then on C r e a t e D i s k . . . button.
d. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk when prompted. Follow the
succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
c.
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W i n d o w s® X P e n v i r o n m e n t
a.
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
b. From your Windows desktop, click on S t a r tt, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
c. Select the 3 1 / 2 F l o p p y D r i v e icon.
d. Click F i l e from the menu, then select F o r m a tt. A F o r m a t 3 1 / 2
F l o p p y D i s k window appears.
e.
2.
Select C r e a t e a n M S - D O S s t a r t u p d i s k from the format
options field, then click S t a r tt.
Copy the original (or the latest) motherboard BIOS to the bootable
floppy disk.
5.1.2
Updating the BIOS using the AwardBIOS
Flash Utility
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) can be updated using the built-in
Flash Memory Writer utility or using a bootable floppy disk with the
executable Flash Memory Writer Utility (AWDFLASH.EXE). Follow these
instructions to update the BIOS using this utility.
Save only the updated BIOS file in the floppy disk to avoid loading a
wrong BIOS file.
The succeeding screens are for reference only. The actual displays may
not exactly match what you see on your screen.
1.
Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website (www.asus.com).
Rename the file to C3V.BIN and save it to the bootable floppy disk
you created earlier.
2.
Insert the disk that contains the new BIOS file into the floppy drive.
3.
Reboot the computer.
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4.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following screen.
5.
AWDFLASH checks the new BIOS file from the floppy disk.
6.
After verification, AWDFLASH flashes the new BIOS file. Do not shut
down the computer during the flash process.
7.
After the new BIOS file is copied, the computer returns to POST.
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5.1.3
Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS
The CrashFree BIOS auto recovery tool allows you to restore the BIOS from
a floppy disk that contains the BIOS file, in case the current BIOS on the
motherboard fails or gets corrupted.
•
Prepare the f l o p p y d i s k t h a t c o n t a i n s t h e m o t h e r b o a r d
B I O S (C3V.BIN) before proceeding with the BIOS update process.
•
If you have saved a copy of the original motherboard BIOS to a
bootable floppy disk, you may also use this disk to restore the BIOS.
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Boot the system.
2.
When a corrupted BIOS is detected, the following message appears.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
3.
Insert a floppy disk that contains the original, or the latest, BIOS file
for this motherboard (C3V.BIN). If the BIOS file that you downloaded
from the ASUS website has a different filename (e.g. C3_1001.001).
Rename it to C 3 V . B I N
N. The BIOS update process continues when the
C3V.BIN is found.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “c3v.bin”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so may cause system boot failure!
4.
When the BIOS update process is complete, reboot the system.
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5.1.4
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment. This utility is available in the support CD
that comes with the motherboard package. ASUS Update requires an
Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service
Provider (ISP).
Go to section “3.3.2 ASUS Update” for details on how to update the
motherboard BIOS using ASUS Update.
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5.2
BIOS Setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Flash ROM that you can update
using the provided utility described in section “5.1 Managing and updating
your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup.” This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you may want to
change the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you
may want to enable the security password feature or make changes to the
power management settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system
using the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these
changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the Flash ROM.
The Flash ROM on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start
up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this
program. Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST) to enter
the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
To enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl> + <Alt>
+ <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You
can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last
option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. It is a
menu-driven program, which means you can scroll through the various submenus and make your selections among the predetermined choices.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
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5.2.1
BIOS menu bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
MAIN
Use this menu to make changes to the basic system
configuration.
ADVANCED
Use this menu to enable and make changes to the
advanced features.
POWER
Use this menu to configure and enable Power
Management features.
BOOT
Use this menu to configure the default system device
used to locate and load the Operating System.
EXIT
Use this menu to exit the current menu or to exit the
Setup program.
To access the menu bar items, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
5.2.2
Legend bar
At the bottom of the Setup screen is a legend bar. The keys in the legend
bar allow you to navigate through the various setup menus. The following
table lists the keys found in the legend bar with their corresponding
functions.
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Navigation Key(s)
Function Description
<F1> or <Alt + H>
Displays the General Help screen from anywhere in the BIOS Setup
<Esc>
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main
menu from a sub-menu
Left or Right arrow
Selects the menu item to the left or right
Up or Down arrow
Moves the highlight up or down between fields
- (minus key)
Scrolls backward through the values for the
highlighted field
+ (plus key) or spacebar
Scrolls forward through the values for the
highlighted field
<Enter>
Brings up a selection menu for the highlighted
field
<Home> or <PgUp>
Moves the cursor to the first field
<End> or <PgDn>
Moves the cursor to the last field
<F5>
Resets the current screen to its Setup Defaults
<F10>
Saves changes and exits Setup
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General help
In addition to the Item Specific Help window, the BIOS setup program also
provides a General Help screen. You may launch this screen from any menu
by simply pressing <F1>. The General Help screen lists the legend keys and
their corresponding functions.
Saving changes and exiting the Setup program
See “5.7 Exit Menu” for detailed information on saving changes and exiting
the setup program.
Scroll bar
When a scroll bar appears to the right of a help window, it indicates that
there is more information to be displayed that will not fit in the window.
Use <PgUp> and <PgDn> or the up and down arrow keys to scroll through
the entire help document. Press <Home> to display the first page, press
<End> to go to the last page. To exit the help window, press <Enter> or
<Esc>.
Sub-menu
Note that a right pointer symbol (as shown on the
left) appears to the left of certain fields. This pointer
indicates that you can display a sub-menu from this
field. A sub-menu contains additional options for a
field parameter. To display a sub-menu, move the
highlight to the field and press <Enter>. The submenu appears. Use the legend keys to enter values
and move from field to field within a sub-menu as
you would within a menu. Use the <Esc> key to
return to the main menu.
Take some time to familiarize yourself with the
legend keys and their corresponding functions. Practice navigating through
the various menus and sub-menus. If you accidentally make unwanted
changes to any of the fields, use the set default hot key <F5> to load the
Setup default values. While moving around through the Setup program,
note that explanations appear in the Item Specific Help window located to
the right of each menu. This window displays the help text for the currently
highlighted field.
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5.3
Main Menu
When you enter the Setup program, the following screen appears.
System Time
System Date
11:19:20
Mon., Jul 26 2004
Legacy Diskette A
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDe Master
Secondary IDE Slave
HDD SMART Monitoring
Installed Memory
5.3.1
[IBM-DJNA-371350]
[None]
[ASUS DVD-ROM]
[None]
[Disabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Change the internal
clock.
[256 MB]
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Sets the system to the time that you specify (usually the current time).
The format is hour, minute, second. Valid values for hour, minute and
second are Hour: (00 to 23), Minute: (00 to 59), Second: (00 to 59). Use
the <Tab> key to move between the hour, minute, and second fields.
5.3.2
System Date [xx/xx/xxxx]
Sets the system to the date that you specify (usually the current date).
The format is month, day, year. Valid values for month, day, and year are
Month: (1 to 12), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (up to 2084). Use the <Tab> key
to move between the month, day, and year fields.
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [None]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M,
3.5 in.]
5.3.4
HDD SMART Monitoring [Disabled]
Enables or disables the Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T. capability support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Primary and Secondary Master/Slave
Primary IDE Master
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Primary IDE Master
Access Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Capacity
13579 MB
Cylinder
Head
Sector
PIO Mode
UDMA Mode
Transfer Mode
26310
16
63
[Auto]
[Auto]
UDMA 4
Press [Enter] to
select.
Primary IDE Master [Auto]
Select [Auto] to automatically detect an IDE hard disk drive. If automatic
detection is successful, Setup automatically fills in the correct values for
the remaining fields on this sub-menu. If automatic detection fails, this may
be because the hard disk drive is too old or too new. If the hard disk was
already formatted on an older system, Setup may detect incorrect
parameters. In these cases, select [Manual] to manually enter the IDE hard
disk drive parameters. Refer to the next section for details.
Configuration options: [None] [Auto] [Manual]
Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have
the correct configuration information supplied by the drive
manufacturer. Incorrect settings may cause the system to fail to
recognize the installed hard disk.
Access Mode [Auto]
This item allows the user to select the sector addressing mode.
Configuration options: [CHS] [LBA] [Large] [Auto]
PIO Mode [Auto]
This option lets you set a PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode for the
IDE device. Modes 0 through 4 provide successive increase in performance.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Mode 0] [Mode 1] [Mode 2] [Mode 3]
[Mode 4]
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UDMA Mode [Auto]
Ultra DMA capability allows improved transfer speeds and data integrity for
compatible IDE devices. Set to [Disabled] to suppress Ultra DMA capability.
5.3.6
Installed Memory [xxx MB]
This field automatically displays the amount of conventional memory
detected by the system during the boot process.
5.4
Advanced Menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Memory Configuration
Chipset
PCIPnP
Onboard Device Configuration
USB Configuration
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Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to Set.
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5.4.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information auto-detected by
the BIOS.
CPU Configuration
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
CPU Type
CPU Speed
Cache RAM
Current FSB Frequency
VIA C3
800A MHz
64 K
133 MHz
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5.4.2
Memory Configuration
The items in this menu show the memory configuration settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration
options.
Select Menu
Memory Configuration
Item Specific Help
x
x
x
x
x
Current DRAM Frequency
DRAM Clock
DRAM Timing
DRAM CAS Latency
Bank Interleave
Precharge to Active (Trp)
Active to Precharge (Tras)
Active to CMD (Trcd)
DRAM Command Rate
133 MHz
[By SPD]
[By SPD]
2.5
Disabled
5T
6T
3T
[2T Command]
Set DRAM Frequency.
DRAM Clock [By SPD]
Sets the DRAM frequency. Configuration options: [66 MHz] [100 MHz]
[133 MHz] [By SPD]
DRAM Timing [By SPD]
The DRAM clock is set according to DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect).
Select [Auto by SPD] for automatic DRAM clock detection. Select [Manual]
to set the DRAM Timing manually. Select [Safe] to set the DRAM timing to
safe value. Configuration options: [Manual] [By SPD]
DRAM Command Rate [2T Command]
Sets the DRAM command rate .
Configuration options: [2T Command] [1T Command]
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5.4.3
Chipset Configuration
The items in this menu show the chipset configuration settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration
options.
Select Menu
Chipset
Item Specific Help
Onboard Video Memory
Select Display Device
TV_Type
TV_Connector
Init Display First
[32M]
[CRT]
[NTSC]
[CVBS]
[PCI slot]
Select VGA Share
Memory Size
Onboard Video Memory [32M]
This item allows you to set the memory space reserved for the VGA frame
buffer (display memory) within the system main memory. If you have
installed a 3D graphics device, select at least 16 MB VGA shared memory
size. Note that the more system memory you share with VGA, the less
memory space is left for other system devices. Configuration options:
[16M] [32M] [64M]
Select Display Device [CRT]
Allows you to select the primary display device.
Configuration options: [CRT] [TV] [CRT+TV]
TV_Type [NTSC]
Allows you to select the primary TV type.
Configuration options: [NTSC] [PAL] [PALM] [PALN] [PALNc]
TV_Connector [CVBS]
Allows you to select the primary TV connector.
Configuration options: [CVBS] [S-Video 0]
Init Display First [PCI Slot]
Allows you to set which graphics controller to use as the primary boot
device. Configuration options: [PCI slot] [AGP]
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5.4.4
PCIPnP
The items in this menu show the PCIPnP configuration settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration
options.
PCIPnP
Plug & Play O/S
Resources Controlled By
x IRQ Resources
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
Assign IRQ for VGA
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
[No]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Plug & Play OS [No]
Select [Yes] if you are using a Plug and Play capable operating system.
Select [No] if you need the BIOS to configure non-boot devices.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Resources Controlled By [Auto]
When set to [Auto], this allows the BIOS to automatically configure all the
boot and Plug and Play devices. When set to [Manual], you can assign the
available IRQ resources to the PCI devices.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
When the item R e s o u r c e s C o n t r o l l e d B y is set to [Auto], the item
IRQ Resources is grayed out and not user-configurable.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop [Disabled]
Some non-standard VGA cards, like graphics accelerators or MPEG video
cards, may not show colors properly. Setting this field to [Enabled]
corrects this problem. If you are using standard VGA cards, leave this field
to the default setting [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Assign IRQ VGA [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option to assign an IRQ for the onboard
VGA. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.5
Onboard Device Configuration
The items in this menu show the onboard device configuration settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the
configuration options.
Onboard Device Configuration
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
OnChip SATA
SATA Mode
AC97 Audio
Onboard LAN
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
X EPP Mode Select
X ECP Mode Use DMA
Game Port Address
Midi Port Address
x Midi Port IRQ
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[RAID]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378/IRQ7]
[ECP+EPP]
[EPP1.7]
[3]
[201]
[Disabled]
10
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Decide whether to
invoke the boot ROM
of the onboard LAN
chip.
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the optional ROM on the onboard LAN
chipset. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OnChip SATA [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the on-chip SATA.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA Mode [RAID]
When set to [RAID], this item allows configuration of the installed IDE
devices into a disk array. Configuration options: [IDE] [RAID]
AC97 Audio [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard AC `97 Audio controller.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Onboard LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller. Keep the
default enabled if you wish to use the onboard LAN feature. Set to
[Disabled] if you installed a PCI LAN card.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
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Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to set the addresses for the onboard serial port connector.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4]
[2E8/IRQ3] [Auto]
Parallel Port Address [378/IRQ7]
Allows you to set the base address of the onboard parallel port connector.
If you disable this field, the Parallel Port Mode and ECP DMA Select
configurations are not available. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[378/IRQ7] [278/IRQ5] [3BC/IRQ7]
Parallel Port Mode [SPP]
Allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port.
Configuration options: [SPP] [EPP] [ECP] [ECP+EPP] [Normal]
EPP Mode Select [EPP1.7]
Allows you to select the EPP mode. This items becomes configurable only if
the P a r a l l e l P o r t M o d e is set to [EPP] or [ECP+EPP].
Configuration options: [EPP1.7] [EPP1.9]
ECP Mode Use DMA [3]
Allows you to select the ECP Mode. This item becomes configurable only if
the P a r a l l e l P o r t M o d e is set to [EPP] or [ECP+EPP].
Configuration options: [1] [3]
Game Port Address [201]
Sets the I/O address for the game port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [201] [209]
Midi Port Address [Disabled]
Sets the I/O address for the MIDI I/O port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [330] [300] [290]
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5.4.6
USB Configuration
The items in this menu show the USB configuration settings. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration
options.
USB Configuration
USB 1.1 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller
USB Legacy Support
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Enable or Disable
the USB 1.1
Controller.
USB 1.1 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 1.1 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the EHCI controller. Setting this item to
[Enabled] allows the built-in high speed USB support in the BIOS to turn on
automatically when you install high speed USB devices.
Configuration options: [Enabled] Disabled]
USB Legacy Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5
Power Menu
The Power menu allows you to reduce power consumption. This feature
turns off the video display and shuts down the hard disk after a period of
inactivity.
ACPI Suspend Type
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
[S1 (POS)]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
ACPI Suspend Type [S1 (POS)]
Allows you to select the ACPI state used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1(POS)] [S3(STR)] [S1&S3]
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5.5.1
APM Configuration
This menu shows the Advanced Power Management (APM) configuration
settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with
the configuration options.
Select Menu
APM Configuration
PS2KB Wakeup Select
PS2KB Wakeup Password
PS2KB Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
PS2MS Wakeup from S3/S4/S5
USB Resume from S3/S4
Power Up On PCI Devices
Modem Ring Resume
Power On By RTC Alarm
x Date of Month
x Resume Time(hh:mm:ss)
Restore on AC Power Loss
PWR Button <4 secs
[Hot key]
Clear
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
0
0:0:0
[Power Off]
[Instant-Off]
Item Specific Help
Select wakeup by
PS2KB Hot Key or
Password.
PS2KB Wakeup Select [Hot Key]
Allows you to wake up the system using a keyboard hot key or password.
Configuration options: [Hot key] [Password]
PS2KB Wakeup from S3/S4/S5 [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system.
This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Ctrl+F1] [Ctrl+F2]
[Ctrl+F3] [Ctrl+F4] [Ctrl+F5] [Ctrl+F6] [Ctrl+F7] [Ctrl+F8] [Ctrl+F9]
[Ctrl+F10] [Ctrl+F11] [Ctrl+F12] [Power] [Wake] [Any Key]
PS2MS Wakeup from S3/S4/S5 [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Resume from S3/S4 [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power Up On PCI Devices [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system
through a PCI modem. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Modem Ring Resume [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable system power up when the external modem
receives a call while the computer is in soft-off mode. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the
first try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the
computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system
power on.
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate an event. When this item
is enabled, you can set the date and time of alarm using the two following
items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Date (of Month) [0]
To set the date of alarm, highlight this item and press <Enter> to display a
pop-up menu. Key-in a value within the specified range then press <Enter>.
Configuration options: [Min=0] [Max=31]
Resume time (hh:mm:ss) [0 : 0 : 0]
To set the time of alarm:
1.
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu for
the hour field.
2.
Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=23), then press <Enter>.
3.
Press tab to move to the minutes field, then press <Enter>.
4.
Key-in a minute value (Min=0, Max=59), then press <Enter>.
5.
Press tab to move to the seconds field, then press <Enter>.
6.
Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=59), then press <Enter>.
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Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
Allows you to set whether or not to reboot the system after power
interruptions. [Power Off] leaves your system off while [Power On] reboots
the system. [Last State] sets the system back to the state it was before
the power interruption. Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On]
[Last State]
PWR Button < 4 secs [Instant-Off]
When set to [Instant-Off], the system goes to soft-off when you press the
power button for l e s s than 4 seconds. When set to [Suspend], press the
power button for m o r e than 4 seconds to power off the system.
Configuration options: [Suspend] [Instant-Off]
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5.5.2
Hardware Monitor
This menu shows the hardware monitor configuration settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration
options.
Select Menu
Hardware Monitor
X
X
X
X
Power Temperature
CPU Temperature
Chassis Fan Speed
CPU Fan Speed
Vcore Voltage
+12V
+3.3V
+5VCC
+5VSB
Q-FAN Function
CPU Target Temperature
Temperature Tolerance
Minimum FAN Duty Cycle
FAN Step Time
0oC/32oF
54oC/129oF
0 RPM
7273 RPM
1.79V
11.80V
3.34V
5.08V
4.91V
[Disabled]
45ºC/113ºF
3ºC
10/16
0.1 sec
Item Specific Help
System will shut
down when CPU
temperature is too
high.
Power Temperature [xxxo C/xxxo F ]
CPU Temperature [xxxo C/xxxo F ]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
power supply and CPU temperatures in these fields.
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM]
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the CPU and chassis
fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM).
VCORE Voltage, +12V Voltage +3.3V Voltage, +5VCC
Voltage, +5VSB
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
If any of the monitored items is out of range, the following error
message appears: “Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup
menu for details.” You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to continue or
DEL to enter SETUP.”
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Q-Fan Function [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly
adjusts the CPU fan speed for more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items may be configured only if the Q - F a n F u n c t i o n
item is set to [Enabled].
CPU Target Temperature [45ºC/113ºF]
Allows you to set the target temperature at which the system adjusts
the fan speed. Configuration options: [10ºC/50ºF] [15ºC/59ºF]
[20ºC/68ºF] [25ºC/77ºF] [30ºC/86ºF] [35ºC/95ºF] [40ºC/104ºF]
[45ºC/113ºF] [50ºC/122ºF] [55ºC/131ºF] [60ºC/140ºF] [65ºC/
149ºF] [70ºC/158ºF] [75ºC/167ºF] [80ºC/176ºF] [85ºC/185ºF]
Temperature Tolerance [3ºC]
Allows you to set the tolerance level of the CPU target temperature.
Configuration options: [0ºC] ~ [7ºC]
Minimum FAN Duty Cycle [10/16]
Allows you to set the minimum fan duty cycle.
Configuration options: [0/16] ~ [15/16]
FAN Step Time [0.1 sec]
Allows you to set the time interval to increase or decrease the fan
speed. Configuration options: [0.1 sec] ~ [1.6 sec]
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5.6
Boot Menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot settings. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the
configuration options.
Boot Device Priority
Removable Drives
Hard Drisk Drives
CDROM Drives
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
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Item Specific Help
Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Select Menu
Boot
Boot
Boot
Boot
Device
Device
Device
Device
[Hard Disk]
[CDROM]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select your Boot
Device Priority
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1st Boot Device [Hard Disk]
2nd Boot Device [CDROM]
3rd Boot Device [Disabled]
4th Boot Device [Disabled]
These items allow you to select your boot device priority.
Configuration options: [Removable] [Hard Disk] [CDROM] [Legacy LAN]
[Disabled]
5.6.2
Removable drives
Removable Drives
1. Floppy Disks
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Use <up> or <down>
arrow to select a
device, then press
<+> to move it up,
or <-> to move it
down the list. Press
<ESC> to exit this
menu.
5.6.3
Hard Disk Drives
Hard Disk Drives
1. 1st Master: IBM-DJNA-371350
2. Bootable Add-in Cards
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Use <up> or <down>
arrow to select a
device, then press
<+> to move it up,
or <-> to move it
down the list. Press
<ESC> to exit this
menu.
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5.6.4
CD-ROM Drives
Select Menu
CDROM Drives
Item Specific Help
1. 2nd Master: DVD-ROM E616
Use <up> or <down>
arrow to select a
device, then press
<+> to move it up,
or <-> to move it
down the list. Press
<ESC> to exit this
menu.
5.6.5
Boot Settings Configuration
Select Menu
Boot Settings COnfiguration
Quick Boot
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Num-Lock
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB
Halt On
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[On]
[Non-OS2]
[All Errors]
Item Specific Help
Allows the system to
skip certain tests
while booting. This
will decrease the
time needed to boot
the system.
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Setting to [Enabled] allows the system to skip certain tests while booting,
decreasing the time needed to boot the system.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Boot Up Floppy Seek [Disabled]
When [Enabled], the BIOS will seek the flopy disk drive to determine
whether the drive has 40 or 80 tracks.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Boot Up Num-Lock Status [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB [Non-OS2]
Select [OS2] only when you are using an OS2 operating system with
greater than 64MB RAM. Otherwise, set to [Non-OS2].
Configuration options: [Non-OS2] [OS2]
Halt On [All Errors]
Sets the system to halt on errors according to the system functions
specified in each option. Configuration options: [All Errors] [No Errors]
[All, But Keyboard] [All , But Diskette] [All, But Disk/Key]
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5.6.6
Security
Select Menu
Security
Supervisor Password
User Password
Password Check
Clear
Clear
[Setup]
Item Specific Help
Supervisor password
controls full
access, <Enter> to
change password.
Supervisor Password [Clear]
User Password [Clear]
These fields allow you to set passwords.
To set a password:
1.
Highlight an item then press <Enter>.
2.
Type in a password using eight (8) alphanumeric characters, then
press <Enter>.
3.
When prompted, confirm the password by typing the exact characters
again, then press <Enter>. The password field setting is changed to
[Set].
To clear the password:
1.
Highlight the password field, and press <Enter> twice. The following
message appears:
“PASSWORD DISABLED!!! Press any key to continue...”
2.
Press any key to return to the menu.
A note about passwords
The Supervisor password is required to enter the BIOS Setup program
preventing unauthorized access. The User password is required to
boot the system preventing unauthorized use.
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Forgot the password?
If you forget your password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real
Time Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password
information is powered by the onboard button cell battery. If you need
to erase the CMOS RAM, refer to section “2.6 Jumpers” for
instructions.
Password Check [Setup]
This field requires you to enter the password before entering the BIOS
setup or the system. Select [Setup] to require the password before
entering the BIOS Setup. Select [System] to require the password before
entering the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [System]
5.7
Exit Menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the BIOS setup default settings,
save or discard any changes you made, or exit the Setup utility.
Select Menu
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Load Setup Default
Discard Changes
Item Specific Help
This option saves
data to CMOS and
exits the setup
menu.
Exit & Save Changes
Select this option then press <Enter>, or simply press <F10>, to save your
changes to CMOS before exiting the Setup utility.
When a confirmation window appears (with a blinking [Y]):
• press <Enter> to save and exit
• type [N], then press <Enter>, or simply press <Esc>, to cancel the
command and return to the Exit menu
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Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
system date, system time, and password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you
press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select [Yes] to load default
values. Select Exit Saving Changes or make other changes before saving
the values to the non-volatile RAM.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears.
Select [Yes] to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
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