Motherboard User’s Guide
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Static Electricity Precautions
1. Don’t take this motherboard and components out of their original staticproof package until you are ready to install them. 2. While installing, please wear a grounded wrist strap if possible. If you don’t have a wrist strap, discharge static electricity by touching the bare metal of the system chassis. 3. Carefully hold this motherboard by its edges. Do not touch those components unless it is absolutely necessary. Put this motherboard on the top of static-protection package with component side facing up while installing.

Pre-Installation Inspection
1. Inspect this motherboard whether there are any damages to components and connectors on the board. 2. If you suspect this motherboard has been damaged, do not connect power to the system. Contact your motherboard vendor about those damages.
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Motherboard User’s Guide Table of Contents
Trademark ............................................................................................................ i
Static Electricity Precautions ......................................................................................... i Pre-Installation Inspection ............................................................................................. i

Chapter 1: Introduction ..................................................................................... 1
Key Features .................................................................................................................... 1 Package Contents ........................................................................................................... 4

Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation .............................................................. 5
Motherboard Components ............................................................................................ 6 I/O Ports .......................................................................................................................... 7 Installing the Processor ................................................................................................. 7 Installing Memory Modules .......................................................................................... 9 Jumper Settings ............................................................................................................ 1 0 Install the Motherboard ............................................................................................... 11 Connecting Optional Devices ..................................................................................... 1 2 Install Other Devices .................................................................................................... 1 4 Expansion Slots ............................................................................................................ 1 6

Chapter 3: Using BIOS ................................................................................... 18
About The Setup Utility ................................................................................................ 1 8 Updating the BIOS .............................................................. …………………………...19 Using BIOS .......................................................................... …………………………...20 Standard CMOS Features ........................................................................................... 2 1 Advanced BIOS Features ............................................................................................ 2 3 Advanced Chipset Features ......................................................................................... 2 6 Integrated Peripherals ........................................................ …………………………...29 Power Management Setup .......................................................................................... 3 3 PNP/PCI Configurations ............................................................................................. 3 6 PC Health Status .......................................................................................................... 3 8 Frequency/Voltage Control .......................................................................................... 3 9 Load Fail-Safe Defaults Option ................................................................................. 3 9 Load Optimized Defaults Option ................................................................................ 4 0 Set Supervisor/User Password ..................................................................................... 4 0 Save & Exit Setup Option ........................................................................................... 4 0 Exit Without Saving ...................................................................................................... 4 1

Chapter 4: Software & Applications .............................................................. 42
Introduction .................................................................................................................. 4 2 Installing Support Software ........................................................................................ 4 2 Bundled Software Installation .................................................................................... 4 4 ii

As soon as the solution is done. Currently. Therefore.com for your downloading. Just click the “Continue Anyway” button and go ahead the installation.0 driver only supports Windows XP and Windows 2000. 2-2 If you connect a USB 2.pcchips. plugging USB devices into this hub. it might happen under Windows XP that a dialogue box (shown as below) pop out warning you this software has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP. the updated USB drive will be released to our website: www.0 Driver Limitations: 2-1 The USB 2. the system might not successfully execute certain USB devices’ connection because it could not recognize these devices. we might have some drivers not certified yet by Microsoft.0 hub to the root hub. Please rest assured that our RD department has already tested and verified these drivers. 2 USB 2. iii . we are working on such limitations’ solution.Motherboard User’s Guide Notice: 1 Owing to Microsoft’s certifying schedule is various to every supplier.

0 and is compliant with UHCI 1. implementing Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2. It supports AC’ 97 Audio Codec and provides Ultra DMA 133/100/66 function. • High Performance UMA North Bridge: Integrated Pentium 4 North Bridge with 800 MHz FSB support and UniChrome 3D / 2D Graphics & Video Controllers in a single chip • Supports Intel 800/533/400 MHz FSB Pentium 4 and Pentium M processors and Hyper Threading Technology 1 . It is a Micro ATX motherboard and has power connectors for an ATX power supply. one serial port. Line-out and Microphone. There is a full set of I/O ports including two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard. Key Features The key features of this motherboard include: Socket-478 Processor • Supports Intel Pentium 4 Series processors with Hyper-Threading Technology • Supports up to 800 MHz Front-Side Bus Hyper-Threading technology enables the operating system into thinking it’s hooked up to two processors.0 providing higher bandwidth. one parallel port. three audio jacks for Line-in. It has one 8X AGP. the built-in USB 2. one VGA port.95. gives you the power to do more things at once.1 and EHCI 0. both on separate ‘logical’ processors within the same physical processor. Chipset There are VIA P4M800 Northbridge and VT8237 in the chipsets in accordance with an innovative and scalable architecture with proven reliability and performance. one LAN port(optional).Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 1 Introduction This motherboard has a Socket-478 to support Intel Pentium 4 processors with Hyper-Threading Technology and Front-Side Bus (FSB) speeds up to 800 MHz. Hyper-Threading Technology. designed to take advantage of the multitasking features in Windows XP.0 ports and onboard USB headers providing extra ports by connecting the Extended USB Module to the motherboard. one CNR and three 32-bit PCI slots. It integrates the VIA P4M800 Northbridge and VT8237 Southbridge that supports the Serial ATA interface for high-performance and maiinstream desktop PCs. four back-panel USB2. allowing two threads to be run in parallel.

Surround-Out.0 and PCI Bus Power Management 1.0 Memory Support • Two 184-pin 2. Dual Channel Serial ATA/RAID Controller—Complies with Serial ATA Specification Revision 1. • Front-Out.CD.3V PCI interface with 5V tolerant inputs Support three PCI slots of arbitration and decoding for all integrated functions and LPC bus.2 compliant. • Built-in earphone buffer and internal PLL. 32-bit 3.Motherboard User’s Guide • • • • • • • • • AGP v3. 4X and 8X transfer modes.5V SSTL-2 DRAM interface Supports 66 MHz.AUX • Two analog line-level mono input • 48-pins LQFP.MIC-In and Line-In Jack Sensing • Three analog line-level stereo inputs with 5-bit volume control: LINE_IN.1 compliant Graphics engine clocks up to 133 MHz decoupled from memory clock PCI to system memory data streaming up to 132Mbyte/sec (data sent to north bridge via high speed Ultra V-Link interface) PCI-2.3) CODEC. 2 . V-Link interface with 533 MB/sec total bandwidth ACPI 2.5V DIMM sockets for DDR SDRAM memory modules • Supports DDR400/333/266 memory bus • Maximum installed memory is 2GB Expansion Slots • Three 32-bit PCI slots • One 8X AGP slot • One CNR slot Onboard IDE channels • Supports PIO (Programmable Input/Output) and DMA (Direct Memory Access) modes • Supports IDE Ultra DMA bus mastering with transfer rates of 133/100/ 66 MB/sec Serial ATA • Two Serial ATA Connectors • Transfer rate exceeding best ATA (~150 MB/s) with scalability to higher rates • Low pin count for both host and devices AC’97 Audio Codec • Compliant with AC’97(Rev 2.0 compliant 8X / 4X transfer modes with Fast Write support Supports DDR400 / 333 / 266 memory types with 2.

• On Chip Wave Shaping – No External Filters Required. • Baseline wander Correction.3.1 • Legacy support for all downstream facing ports BIOS Firmware This motherboard uses AWARD BIOS that enables users to configure many system features including the following: • Power management • Wake-up alarms • CPU parameters and memory timing • CPU and memory timing 3 .0 • Compliant with Intel’s Enhanced Host Controller Interface Specification Revision 1. • LED Outputs USB 2.0 • Compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2. Full / Half Duplex • Meet All Applicable IEEE 802.Chapter 1: Introduction Onboard I/O Ports • Two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard • One serial port • One parallel port • One VGA port • One LAN port (optional) • Four back-panel USB2.0 ports • Audio jacks for microphone. 10Base-T and 100Base-Tx Standards. • Auto Negotiation: 10 / 100. up to eight functional ports • Support PCI-Bus Power Management Interface Specification release 1.1 • PCI multi-function device consists of two UHCI Host Controller cores for full-/low-speed signaling and one EHCI Host Controller core for high-speed signaling • Root hub consists 4 downstream facing ports with integrated physical layer transceivers shared by UHCI and EHCI Host Controller. line-in and line-out Fast Ethernet LAN (optional) • Single Chip 100Base-TX / 10Base-T Physical Layer Solution • Dual Speed – 100/10 Mbps • Half and Full Duplex • MII Interface to Ethernet Controller • MII Interface to Configuration & Status • Auto Power Saving Mode.0 • Compliant with Universal Host Controller Interface Specification Revision 1. • Adaptive Equalizer.

The Extended USB module The CNR v. but please contact your local vendor on any issues of the specification and compatibility. Package Contents Your motherboard package ships with the following items: The motherboard The User’s Guide One diskette drive ribbon cable (optional) One IDE drive ribbon cable The Software support CD Optional Accessories You can purchase the following optional accessories for this motherboard.Motherboard User’s Guide The firmware can also be used to set parameters for different processor clock speeds.90 56K Fax/Modem card The Serial ATA cable The Serial ATA power cable Note: You can purchase your own optional accessories from the third party. 4 . Dimensions • Micro ATX form factor of 244 x 220 mm Note: Hardware specifications and software items are subject to change without notification.

Never connect power to the system during installation. See this chapter for information about locating CLR_CMOS and the setting options.Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation Chapter 2 Motherboard Installation To install this motherboard in a system. 2. it may damage the motherboard. please follow these instructions in this chapter: Identify the motherboard components Install a CPU Install one or more system memory modules Make sure all jumpers and switches are set correctly Install this motherboard in a system chassis (case) Connect any extension brackets or cables to headers/connectors on the motherboard Install peripheral devices and make the appropriate connections to headers/connectors on the motherboard Note: 1. make sure jumper CLR_CMOS is under Normal setting. 5 . Before installing this motherboard. otherwise.

Motherboard User’s Guide Motherboard Components 1 2 3 IO PORTS 20 4 5 19 18 17 6 16 7 15 14 8 9 13 IT EM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 L A BEL 12 11 10 C OL OR W HITE PURPLE W HITE BLUE W HITE Y ELLOW BLA CK RED LIME COLOR W HITE W HITE BROW N BLA CK W HITE BLA CK ORA NGE PURPLE W HITE W HITE C OM PONENT S Soc ket-478 f or Intel Pentium 4 CPU Soc ket proc es s ors DIMM1/2 184-pin DDR SDRA M s oc kets CPU_FA N IDE1 IDE2 USB2/3 SA TA 1/2 CLR_CMOS SPK1 PA NEL1 SY S_FA N FDD CNR1 IR1 PCI 1-3 CD1 A GP1 A UDIO1 A TX1 PJ1 CPU Fan c onnec tor(3-pin) Primary IDE c onnec tor Sc eondary IDE c onnec tor Front Panel USB headers Serial A TA c onnec tors Clear CMOS jumper Speaker header Front Panel Sw itc h/LED header Sy s tem Fan c onnec tor Floppy Dis k Driv e c onnec tor CNR s lot Inf rared header 32-bit PCI s lots A nalog A udio Input header A GP s lot Front Panel A udio header Standard 20-Pin A TX Pow er c onnec tor Standard 4-Pin A TX Pow er c onnec tor 6 .

the clock speed and system bus frequency of the processor. Use the VGA port to connect VGA devices. The first jack is for stereo Line-In signal. 7 . Use these three audio jacks to connect audio devices. Use the low er PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 keyboard.Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation I/O Ports The illustration below shows a side view of the built-in I/O ports on the motherboard. (Optional) PS/2 Mouse Use the upper PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 pointing device. PS/2 Keyboard Parallel Port (LPT1) COM1 VGA LAN Port (optional) USB Ports Audio Ports Installing the Processor This motherboard has a Socket-478 for Intel Pentium 4 processors. Connect an RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to connect your computer to the Netw ork. When choosing a processor. consider the performance requirements of the system. and the quantity of internal cache memory and external cache memory. Use the Parallel port to connect printers or other parallel communications devices. Use the USB ports to connect USB devices. Use the COM port to connect serial devices such as mice or fax/modems. and the third jack for Microphone. COM1 is identified by the system as COM1. the second jack for stereo Line-Out signal. Performance is based on the processor design.

Motherboard User’s Guide CPU Installation Procedure Follow these instructions to install the CPU: 1 CPU_FAN pin1 Socket-478 1 2 3 4 5 Install your CPU. Press the lever down and apply thermal grease on top of the CPU. This completes the installation. Pull up the lever away from the socket and lift up to 90-degree angle. Note: The fan power requirement for proper operation is a maximum current of 740mA at +12V. Flip the levers over to lock the heat sink in place and connect the CPU cooling Fan power cable to the CPU fan connector (CPU_FAN). Locate the CPU cut edge (the corner with the pin hold noticeably missing). Put the CPU Fan down on the retention module and snap the four retention legs of the cooling fan into place. Align and insert the CPU correctly. 8 .

2. Match the cutout on the DIMM module with the notch on the DIMM socket. 2. The socket latches are levered upwards and latch on to the edges of the DIMM. Refer to the following to install the memory module.0 GB installed memory. effectively doubling the memory chip’s data throughput.Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation Installing Memory Modules This motherboard accommodates two 184-pin 2. DIMM1 DIMM2 Memory Module Installation Procedure These modules can be installed with up to 2 GB system memory. Install the DIMM module into the socket and press it firmly down until it is seated correctly. 1. DDR DIMMs can synchronously work with 400/333/ 266 MHz memory and provide 3. 3.2 GB/s. There is a notch on the DIMM socket that you can install the DIMM module in the correct direction.6 GB/s data transfer rate.5V DIMM sockets (Dual Inline Memory Module) for unbuffered DDR400/333/266 (Double Data Rate SDRAM). and maximum 2. 9 . 2.1 GB/s and 1. Push down the latches on both sides of the DIMM socket.7 GB/s. DDR SDRAM is a type of SDRAM that supports data transfers on both edges of each clock cycle (the rising and falling edges). Align the memory module with the socket.

we recommend users to enter the main BIOS setting page to “Load Optimal De-faults” and then “Save Changes and Exit”. Install any remaining DIMM modules. To clear the CMOS memory. OPEN. You may need to clear the CMOS memory if the settings in the Setup Utility are incorrect and prevent your motherboard from operating.Motherboard User’s Guide 4. removing a jumper cap from these pins. 10 . disconnect all the power cables from the motherboard and then move the jumper cap into the CLEAR setting for a few seconds. 1 CLR_CMOS CLR_CMOS: Clear CMOS Jumper Use this jumper to clear the contents of the CMOS memory. Function Normal Clear CMOS Jum per Setting Short Pins 1-2 Short Pins 2-3 Note: To avoid the system unstability after clearing CMOS. Jumper Settings Connecting two pins with a jumper cap is SHORT.

Connect the case switches and indicator LEDs to the PANEL1 header. The PJ1 is a +12V connector for CPU Vcore power. Follow the case manufacturer’s instructions to use the hardware and internal mounting points on the chassis.Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation Install the Motherboard Install the motherboard in a system chassis (case). Make sure your case has an I/O cover plate matching the ports on this motherboard. PJ1 ATX1 1 PANEL1 1 SYS_FAN Connect the power connector from the power supply to the ATX1 connector on the motherboard. Install the motherboard in a case. connect the cable from the cooling fan to the SYS_FAN fan power connector on the motherboard. The board is a Micro ATX size motherboard. If there is a cooling fan installed in the system chassis. You can install this motherboard in an ATX case. Pin 1 3 5 7 9 Signal HD_LED_P(+) HD_LED_N(-) RESET_SW_N(-) RESET_SW_P(+) RSVD_DNU Pin 2 4 6 8 10 Signal FP PWR/SLP(+) FP PWR/SLP(-) POWER_SW_P(+) POWER_SW_N(-) KEY 11 .

12 .Motherboard User’s Guide Connecting Optional Devices Refer to the following for information on connecting the motherboard’s optional devices: 1 AUDIO1 1 IR1 1 1 USB3 USB2 SPK1 1 SPK1: Speaker Header Connect the cable from the PC speaker to the SPK1 header on the motherboard. Pin 1 2 3 4 Signal SPKR NC GND +5V AUDIO1: Front Panel Audio Header This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and line-out ports for easier access.

13 . and other computers. Pin 1 3 5 7 9 Signal AUD_MIC AUD_MIC_BIAS AUD_FPOUT_R HP_ON AUD_FPOUT_L Pin 2 4 6 8 10 Signal AUD_GND AUD_VCC AUD_RET_R KEY AUD_RET_L USB2/USB3: Front panel USB Headers The motherboard has USB ports installed on the rear edge I/O port array. Pin 1 3 5 7 9 Signal VERG_FP_USBPWR0 USB_FP_P0(-) USB_FP_P0(+) GROUND KEY Pin 2 4 6 8 10 Signal VERG_FP_USBPWR0 USB_FP_P1(-) USB_FP_P1(+) GROUND USB_FP_OC0 1. Additionally. Locate the infrared port-IR1 header on the motherboard.Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation Here is a list of the header AUDIO1 pin assignments. Locate the USB2/USB3 header on the motherboard. 3. IR1: Infrared Header The infrared port allows the wireless exchange of information between your computer and similarly equipped devices such as printers. Pin 1 3 5 Signal NC +5V IRTX Pin 2 4 6 Signal KEY GND IRRX 1. 2. If you have this kind of case. connect the ribbon cable from the port to the IR1 header and then secure the port to an appropriate place in your system chassis. Install an extension bracket in the opening. some computer cases have USB ports at the front of the case. Secure the extension bracket to the chassis with a screw. If you are adding an infrared port. Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). use auxiliary USB headers USB2/USB3 to connect the front-mounted ports to the motherboard. laptops. 2. Remove a slot cover from one of the expansion slots on the system chassis. Plug the bracket cable onto the USB2/USB3 header.

IDE Devices IDE devices include hard disk drives. Install the device(s) and connect power from the system power supply. 720K. If you want to install more IDE devices. and CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drives. one must be Master and one must be Slave. you can purchase a second IDE cable and connect one or two devices to the Secondary IDE channel connector IDE2 on the motherboard.2MB. high-density diskette drives. among others.Motherboard User’s Guide Install Other Devices Install and connect any other devices in the system following the steps below. Drives can be 3. The Master device connects to the end of the cable. IDE1 IDE2 1 1 SATA2 SATA1 1 FDD Floppy Disk Drive The motherboard ships with a floppy disk drive cable that can support one or two drives.25" wide. you must configure one of the drives as Master and one of the drives as Slave.5" or 5. Install your drives and connect power from the system power supply. If you connect two devices to a single cable.44MB. 1. Use the cable provided to connect the drives to the floppy disk drive connector FDD. Use the cable provided to connect the device(s) to the Primary IDE channel connector IDE1 on the motherboard. The motherboard ships with an IDE cable that can support one or two IDE devices. with capacities of 360K. If you have two devices on the cable. 14 .88MB. 1. or 2. The documentation of the IDE device will tell you how to configure the device as a Master or Slave device.

On the motherboard. On the motherboard. enter the Setup Utility and configure the CD-ROM/DVD drive that you have installed. locate the 4-pin header CD1. It provides you a faster transfer rate of 150 MB/s. you can connect the drive audio cable to the onboard sound system. the BIOS should automatically detect your CD-ROM/DVD drive.Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation Serial ATA Devices The Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the standard interface for the IDE hard drives. which is designed to overcome the design limitations while enabling the storage interface to scale with the growing media rate demands of PC platforms. locate the Serial ATA connectors SATA1-2. It eliminates limitations of the current Parallel ATA interface. Analog Audio Input Header If you have installed a CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive. Pin 1 2 3 4 15 Signal CD IN L GND GND CD IN R . 1 CD1 When you first start up your system. but maintains register compatibility and software compatibility with Parallel ATA. which support new Serial ATA devices for the highest data transfer rates. you can connect the Serial ATA cables to the Serial ATA hard drive or the connector on the motherboard. If you have installed a Serial ATA hard drive. simpler disk drive cabling and easier PC assembly. If it doesn’t.

Motherboard User’s Guide Expansion Slots This motherboard has one AGP. 2 Remove the blanking plate of the slot from the system chassis. CNR and three 32-bit PCI slots. CNR or PCI slots on the motherboard. 16 . Ensure the edge connector is correctly seated in the slot. 3 Install the edge connector of the expansion card into the slot. 1 Locate the AGP. AGP1 PCI1 PCI2 PCI3 CNR1 Follow the steps below to install an AGP/CNR/PCI expansion card.

Modem. 8X AGP Slot You can install a graphics adapter that supports the 8X AGP specification and has a 8X AGP edge connector in the AGP slot. PCI Slots You can install the 32-bit PCI interface expansion cards in the slots. and Audio functions.Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation 4 Secure the metal bracket of the card to the system chassis with a screw. CNR Slot You can install the CNR (Communications and Networking Riser) cards in this slot. 17 . including LAN.

The Standard Configuration A standard configuration has already been set in the Setup Utility. we recommend that you read this chapter in case you need to make any changes in the future. Before using the Setup Utility. This Setup Utility should be used: • when changing the system configuration • when a configuration error is detected and you are prompted to make changes to the Setup Utility • when trying to resolve IRQ conflicts • when making changes to the Power Management configuration • when changing the password or making other changes to the Security Setup Entering The Setup Utility When you power on the system. This chapter provides explanations for Setup Utility options. When the system is turned back on. ensure that you understand the Setup Utility options. POST is a series of built-in diagnostics performed by the BIOS. the system is configured with the values you stored in CMOS. the following message appears: 18 . However. The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) Setup Utility displays the system’s configuration status and provides you with options to set system parameters. The parameters are stored in battery-backed-up CMOS RAM that saves this information when the power is turned off. BIOS enters the Power-On Self Test (POST) routines. diskette drives and peripherals • Video display type and display options • Password protection from unauthorized use • Power Management features The settings made in the Setup Utility affect how the computer performs.Motherboard User’s Guide Chapter 3 Using BIOS About The Setup Utility The computer uses the latest Award BIOS with support for Windows Plug and Play. The CMOS chip on the motherboard contains the ROM setup instructions for configuring the motherboard BIOS. After the POST routines are completed. The BIOS Setup Utility enables you to configure: • Hard drives.

Install new BIOS as follows: 1 If your motherboard has a BIOS protection jumper. or fixes for known bugs.Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility Press DEL to enter SETUP Pressing the delete key accesses the BIOS Setup Utility: Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility 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 Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving Esc : Quit F10: Save & Exit Setup Time. change the setting to allow BIOS flashing.. (Refer to Windows online help for information on creating a bootable system disk. 2 If your motherboard has an item called Firmware Write Protect in Advanced BIOS features.) 19 . improvements in performance.. disable it. (Firmware Write Protect prevents BIOS from being overwritten. 3 Create a bootable system disk. Date Hard Disk Type. : Select Item BIOS Navigation Keys The BIOS navigation keys are listed below: KEY ECS FUNCTION Exits the current menu Scrolls through the items on a menu +/-/PU/PD Modifies the selected field’s values F10 F1 F5 F6 F7 Saves the current configuration and exits setup Displays a screen that describes all key functions Loads previously saved values to CMOS Loads a minimum configuration for troubleshooting Loads an optimum set of values for peak performance Updating the BIOS You can download and install updated BIOS for this motherboard from the manufacturer’s Web site. New BIOS provides support for new peripherals.

When an option is highlighted. Some options (marked with a triangle ) lead to submenus that enable you to change the values for the option. When the installation is complete. In this manual. Use the cursor arrow keys to scroll through the items in the submenu. 5 6 7 8 Using BIOS When you start the Setup Utility.) At the A:\ prompt. execute the option by pressing <Enter>. default values are enclosed in parenthesis. Some options lead to pop-up dialog boxes that prompt you to verify that you wish to execute that option. the main menu appears. to force your computer to boot from the floppy diskette drive first. type the Flash Utility program name and press <Enter>. Submenu items are denoted by a triangle . (You might need to run the Setup Utility and change the boot priority items on the Advanced BIOS Features Setup page. remove the floppy diskette from the diskette drive and restart your computer. Type the filename of the new BIOS in the “File Name to Program” text box. reset the jumper to protect the newly installed BIOS from being overwritten. Turn off your computer and insert the system diskette in your computer’s diskette drive. Follow the onscreen directions to update the motherboard BIOS. If your motherboard has a Flash BIOS jumper.Motherboard User’s Guide 4 Download the Flash Utility and new BIOS file from the manufacturer’s Web site. 20 . Copy these files to the system diskette you created in Step 3. The main menu of the Setup Utility displays a list of the options that are available. A highlight indicates which option is currently selected. Other options lead to dialog boxes that prompt you for information. Use the cursor arrow keys to move the highlight to other options.

] [None] [EGA/VGA] [All. IDE Devices (None) Your computer has two IDE channels (Primary and Secondary) and each channel can be installed with one or two devices (Master and Slave).44M. year and century. But Keyboard] 640K 65535K 1024K Wed. Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Standard CMOS Features Date (mm:dd:yy) Time IDE IDE IDE IDE Channel Channel Channel Channel 0 0 1 1 Master Slave Master Slave [1. on this channel : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults 21 .. Press <Enter> to display the IDE submenu: Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility IDE Channel 1 Slave IDE HDD Auto-Detection IDE Channel 0 Master Access Mode Capacity Cylinder Head Precomp Landing Zone Sector [Press Enter] [Auto] [Auto] 0 MB 0 0 0 0 0 Item Help Menu Level To auto-detect the HDD’s size. month. these items are automatically updated whenever you make changes to the Windows Date and Time Properties utility. head. Drive A Drive B Video Halt On Base Memory Extended Memory Total Memory : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults Date and Time The Date and Time items show the current date and time on the computer.5 in.. If you are running a Windows OS. Apr 21 1999 14 : 42 : 27 Item Help Menu Level Change the day.Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility Standard CMOS Features This option displays basic information about your system. Use these items to configure each device on the IDE channel. 3.

You can use this item to select which types of errors in the POST are sufficient to halt the system. ensure that you have the configuration information supplied by the manufacturer of your hard drive. Note: Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive. Extended Memory. This motherboard has a built-in VGA graphics system./None) These items define the characteristics of any diskette drive attached to the system. IDE Channel 0/1 Master/Slave (Auto) Leave this item at Auto to enable the system to automatically detect and configure IDE devices on the channel. Base Memory.Motherboard User’s Guide IDE HDD Auto-Detection Press <Enter> while this item is highlighted to prompt the Setup Utility to automatically detect and configure an IDE device on the IDE channel. But Keyboard) This item defines the operation of the system POST (Power On Self Test) routine. These are display-only fields. 22 . more than one line will appear in the parameter box. and Total Memory These items are automatically detected by the system at start up time.44M.5 in. you must leave this item at the default value. Video (EGA/VGA) This item defines the video mode of the system. Press <Esc> to return to the Standard CMOS Features page. 3. change the value to None. Press <Esc> to return to AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility page. Refer to your drive’s documentation or look on the drive casing if you need to obtain this information. Incorrect settings can result in your system not recognizing the installed hard disk. If no device is installed. Note: If you are setting up a new hard disk drive that supports LBA mode. Choose the line that lists LBA for an LBA drive. You cannot make changes to these fields. Leave this value at Auto and the system will automatically decide the fastest way to access the hard disk drive. Halt On (All. If it fails to find a device. Access Mode (Auto) This item defines ways that can be used to access IDE hard disks such as LBA (Large Block Addressing). change the value to Manual and then manually configure the drive by entering the characteristics of the drive in the items described below. You can connect one or two diskette drives. Drive A/Drive B (1.

23 21 21 21 21 Menu Level . Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced BIOS Features CPU Feature Hard Disk Boot Priority CPU L1 & L2 Cache CPU L3 Cache Hyper-Threading Technology Quick Power On Self Test First Boot Device Second Boot Device Third Boot Device Boot Other Device Boot Up Floppy Seek Boot Up NumLock Status ATA66/100 IDE Cable Msg. Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen : Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility CPU Features Limit CPUID MaxVal [Disabled] Item Help : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults Limit CPUID MaxVal (Disabled) This item can support Prescott CPUs for old OS. while under WinXP.0. Users please note that under NT 4. it must be set “Enabled”. it must be set “Disabled”. Typematic Rate Setting X Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) X Typematic Delay (Msec) Security Option APIC Mode OS Select For DRAM > 64MB [Press Enter] [Press Enter] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Floppy] [Hard Disk] [CDROM] [Enabled] [Enabled] [On] [Enabled] [Disabled] 6 250 [Setup] [Enabled] [Non-OS2] Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults CPU Features (Press Enter) Users please note that this function is only available for Prescott CPUs.Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility Advanced BIOS Features This option defines advanced information about your system.

6. ATA 66/100 IDE Cable Msg (Enabled) Enables or disables the ATA 66/100 IDE Cable Msg. and Third boot devices. Master: Pri. 2. Slave: USBHDD0: USBHDD1: USBHDD2: Bootable Add-in Cards Item Help Menu Level Use < > or < > to select a device. 5. it checks the size of the floppy disk drives at start-up time. First/Second/Third Boot Device (Floppy/Hard Disk/CDROM) Use these three items to select the priority and order of the devices that your system searches for an operating system at start-up time. then press <+> to move it up. Pri. You might like to enable this item after you are confident that your system hardware is operating smoothly. Press <ESC> to exit this menu. 3. 4. 24 . Master: Sec. the system searches all other possible locations for an operating system if it fails to find one in the devices specified under the First. You don’t need to enable this item unless you have a legacy diskette drive with 360K capacity. : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults CPU L1 & L2 Cache (Enabled) All processors that can be installed in this motherboard use internal level 1 (L1) and external level 2 (L2) cache memory to improve performance. Quick Power On Self Test (Enabled) Enable this item to shorten the power on testing (POST) and have your system start up faster. Boot Other Device (Enabled) When enabled. Boot Up Floppy Seek (Enabled) If this item is enabled. 8. Second. Leave this item at the default value for better performance. or <-> to move it down the list. Slave: Sec. This message will appear during reboot when you use 40-pin cable on your 66/100 hard disks.Motherboard User’s Guide Hard Disk Boot Priority (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen: Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced BIOS Features 1. 7. Boot Up NumLock Status (On) This item defines if the keyboard Num Lock key is active when your system is started.

Otherwise. this item defines if the password is required at system start up.Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility Typematic Rate Setting (Disabled) If this item is enabled. Video BIOS Shadow (Enabled) This function. OS Select For DRAM > 64 MB (Non-OS2) This item is only required if you have installed more than 64 MB of memory and you are running the OS/2 operating system. Typematic Delay (Msec): Use this item to define how many millisec• onds must elapse before a held-down key begins generating repeat characters. when enabled allows VGA BIOS to be copied to the system DRAM for enhanced performance. or if it is only required when a user tries to enter the Setup Utility. APIC provides symmetric multi-processing (SMP) for systems. you can use the following two items to set the typematic rate and the typematic delay settings for your keyboard. Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec): Use this item to define how many • characters per second are generated by a held-down key. Small Logo (EPA) Show (Disabled) Determines whether or not the EPA logo appears during boot up. APIC Mode (Enabled) This item allows you to enable or disable the APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller) mode. Security Option (Setup) If you have installed password protection. allowing support for up to 60 processors. leave this item at the default. 25 .

You cannot make changes to this field. Current DRAM Frequency This item displays the memory (DRAM) frequency. You should leave the items on this page at their default values unless you are very familiar with the technical specifications of your system hardware. This is a display-only item. This is a display-only item.Motherboard User’s Guide Advanced Chipset Features These items define critical timing parameters of the motherboard. 26 . Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced Chipset Features DRAM Clock/Drive Control AGP & P2P Bridge Control CPU & PCI Bus Control System BIOS Cacheable Init Display First [Press Enter] [Press Enter] [Press Enter] [Disabled] [PCI Slot] Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults DRAM Clock/Drive Control (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen: Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility DRAM Clock/Drive Control Current FSB Frequency Current DRAM Frequency DRAM Clock DRAM Timing X SDRAM CAS Latency X Bank Interleave X Precharge to Active (Trp) DRAM Command Rate Item Help [By SPD] [Auto By SPD] 2. you may introduce fatal errors or recurring instability into your system. You cannot make changes to this field. If you change the values incorrectly.5 Disabled 4T [2T Command] Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults Current FSB Frequency This item displays the frontside bus (FSB) frequency.

DRAM is refreshed entirely as the result of a single request. SDRAM CAS Latency 2. and manufacturer. SPD is an EEPROM chip on the DIMM module that stores information about the memory chips it contains. This option allows you to determine the number of CPU clocks allocated for the Row Address Strobe (RAS) to accumulate its charge before the DRAM is refreshed. Precharge to Active (Trp) (4T): This item is used to designate the • minimum Row Precharge time of the SDRAM devices on the module. speed. separate memory banks are set for odd and even addresses and the next byte of memory can be accessed while the current byte is being refreshed. row and column addresses. If you disable this item. Bank Interleave (4T): Enable this item to increase memory speed. DRAM Timing (Auto By SPD) Set this to the default value to enable the system to automatically set the SDRAM timing by SPD (Serial Presence Detect). DRAM Command Rate (2T Command) This item enables you to specify the waiting time for the CPU to issue the next command after issuing the command to the DDR memory. We recommend that you leave this item at the default value. Do not change the values in this field unless you change specifications of the installed DRAM or the installed CPU. including size. DRAM must continually be refreshed or it will lose its data. voltage. The value is set at the factory depending on the DRAM installed. We recommend that you leave this item at the default value.Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility DRAM Clock (By SPD) This item enables you to manually set the DRAM Clock.5: Enables you to select the CAS latency time • in HCLKs of 2/2 or 3/3. refresh may be incomplete and data lost. 27 . Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Chipset Features page. you can use the following three items to manually set the timing parameters for the system memory. Normally. • When enabled. If insufficient time is allowed.

Enabling this item can greatly improve the display speed. Disable this item if your graphics display card does not support this feature.Motherboard User’s Guide AGP & P2P Bridge Control (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen: Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility AGP & P2P Bridge Control AGP Aperture Size AGP 2.0 Mode AGP Driving Control AGP Driving Value X AGP Fast Write VGA Share Memory Size Direct Frame Buffer [64M] [8X] [Auto] DA [Disabled] [32M] [Enabled] Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults AGP Aperture Size (64M) This item defines the size of the aperture if you use an AGP graphics adapter. We recommend that you leave this item at the default value. AGP Driving Control (Auto) This item is used to signal driving current on AGP cards to auto or manual. AGP Fast Write (Disabled) This item lets you enable or disable the caching of display data for the video memory of the processor. Enabling AGP-8X Mode can greatly improve the display speed. AGP Driving Value: When AGP Driving Control is set to Manual. Direct Frame Buffer (Enabled) This item optimizes UMA (Unified Memory Architecture) performance and provides acceleration of all color depths. We recommend that you set this item to the default. use • this item to set the AGP current driving value. AGP 2. The AGP aperture refers to a section of the PCI memory address range used for graphics memory. 28 . Some AGP cards need stronger than normal driving current in order to operate.0 Mode (8X) This item allows you to enable or disable the caching of display data for the processor video memory. VGA Share Memory Size (32M) This item allows you to select the shared mdmory size for VGA usage. Disable this item if your graphics display card does not support this feature.

Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Integrated Peripherals VIA OnChip IDE Device VIA OnChip PCI Device SuperIO Device [Press Enter] [Press Enter] [Press Enter] Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults 29 . Select Enabled to support compliance with PCI specification version 2.Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility *Note: Both “VGA Share Memory Size” and “Direct Frame Buffer” items will be hidden when External Graphics adapter exists. Integrated Peripherals These options display items that define the operation of peripheral components on the system’s input/output ports. Init Display First (PCI Slot) Use this item to specify whether your graphics adapter is installed in one of the PCI slots or is integrated on the motherboard. Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Chipset Features page.1. CPU & PCI Bus Control (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen: Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility CPU & PCI Bus Control PCI Delay Transaction [Disabled] Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults PCI Delay Transaction(Disabled) The mainboard’s chipset has an embedded 32-bit post write buffer to support delay transactions cycles. Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Chipset Features page. System BIOS Cacheable (Disabled) This item allow the system to be cached in memory for faster execution. Leave the item at the default value for better performance.

which provides faster access to IDE devices. Choose Auto to let the system auto detect which PIO mode is best. SATA Mode (IDE) Use this item to select the IDE or RAID mode. These four items let you assign which kind of PIO (Programmed Input/Output) is used by IDE devices. IDE DMA transfer access (Enabled) This item allows you to enable the transfer access of the IDE DMA then burst onto the PCI bus and nonburstable transactions do not. If you install a primary and secondary add-on IDE interface. or select a PIO mode from 0-4. IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave PIO (Auto) Each IDE channel supports a master device and a slave device. This mainboard supports UltraDMA technology. IDE Prefetch Mode (Enabled) The onboard IDE drive interfaces supports IDE prefetching. set this field to Disabled if the interface does not support prefetching. for faster drive access. change the appropriate item on 30 . If you install a device that supports UltraDMA. IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave UDMA (Auto) Each IDE channel supports a master device and a slave device.Motherboard User’s Guide VIA OnShip IDE Device (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen: Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility VIA OnChip IDE Device OnChip SATA SATA Mode IDE DMA transfer access OnChip IDE Channel0 OnChip IDE Channel1 IDE Prefetch Mode Primary Master PIO Primary Slave PIO Secondary Master PIO Secondary Slave PIO Primary Master UDMA Primary Slave UDMA Secondary Master UDMA Secondary Slave UDMA IDE HDD Block Mode [Enabled] [IDE] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Enabled] Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults OnChip SATA (Enabled) This option allows you enable or disable the onboard Serial ATA device. OnChip IDE Channel0/1(Enabled) Use these items to enable or disable the PCI IDE channels that are integrated on the mainboard.

Disable this item if you are going to install a PCI audio add-in card. IDE HDD Block Mode (Enabled) Enable this field if your IDE hard drive supports block mode. Disable this item if you are going to install an external modem. You may have to install the UltraDMA driver supplied with this mainboard in order to use an UltraDMA device. VIA OnChip PCI Device (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen: AC97 Audio MC97 Modem Onboard LAN Onboard Lan Boot ROM OnChip USB Controller OnChip EHCI Controller USB Emulation X USB Keyboard Support X USB Mouse Support Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility VIA OnChip PCI Device [Auto] [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled] [All Enabled] [Enabled] [OFF] Disabled Disabled Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults AC97 Audio( Auto) Enables and disables the onboard audio chip. Onboard LAN (Enabled) Enables and disables the onboard LAN.Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility this list to Auto. Block mode enables BIOS to automatically detect the optimal number of block read and writes per sector that the drive can support and improves the speed of access to IDE devices. MC97 Modem (Auto) Enables and disables the onboard modem. OnChip USB Controller (All Enabled) Enable this item if you plan to use the Universal Serial Bus ports on this motherboard. OnChip EHCI Controller (Enabled) This item allows users to enable or disable the onboard EHCI controller on this motherboard. 31 . Onboard Lan Boot ROM (Disabled) This item allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN boot ROM function.

UR2 Duplex Mode (Full) This field is available when UART Mode is set to either ASKIR or IrDA. Super IO Device (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen: Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Super IO Device Onboard FDC Controller Onboard Serial Port 1 UART Mode Select UR2 Duplex Mode Onboard Parallel Port Parallel Port Mode ECP Mode Use DMA [Enabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [IrDA] [Full] [378/IRQ7] [ECP+EPP] [3] Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults Onboard FDC Controller (Enabled) This option enables the onboard floppy disk drive controller. Press <Esc> to return to the Integrated Peripherals page. USB Mouse Support (Disabled) Enables this item if you plan to use a mouse connected through the USB port in a legacy operating system (such as DOS) that does not support Plug and Play. IrDA is an infrared communication protocol with a maximum baud rate up to 115. This item enables you to determine the infrared function of the onboard infrared chip. Mouse and Storage.2K bps. The options are Full (default) and Half 32 .6K bps.Motherboard User’s Guide USB Emulation (OFF) This item provides three options. USB Keyboard Support (Disabled) Enable this item if you plan to use a keyboard connected through the USB port in a legacy operating system (such as DOS) that does not support Plug and Play. Onboard Serial Port1 (3F8/IRQ4) This option is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for onboard serial port 1 (COM1). IrDA. ASKIR is Sharp’s infrared communication protocol with a maximum baud rate up to 57. KB/MS--Support USB legacy Keyboard and Mouse. UART Mode Select enables you to select the infrared communication protocol-Normal (default). UART Mode Select (IrDA) This field is available if the Onboard Serial Port 2 field is set to any option but Disabled. NO support USB Storage. and ON--Support USB legacy Keyboard. or ASKIR. OFF--Don’t support any USB device on DOS.

Extended Capabilities Port (ECP) and Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) are bi-directional modes. If the system is suspended or has been powered down by software. Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Power Management Setup HDD Power Down Suspend Mode Video Off Option Video Off Method MODEM Use IRQ Soft-Off by PWRBTN Power on After Power fail IRQ/Event Activity Detect [Disabled] [Disabled] [Suspend--> Off] [DPMS Support] [3] [Instant-Off] [Off] [Press Enter] Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults 33 . SPP allows data output only. but only one direction at a time.and ECP-aware peripherals. If any item in the list of Reload Global Timer Events is Enabled. and software power down that allows the system to be automatically resumed by certain events. Power Management Setup This option lets you control system power management. then any activity on that item will reset the timeout counters to zero.Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility Full-duplex means that you can transmit and send information simultaneously. the parallel port can use DMA 3 or DMA 1. a PCI card. There are four options: SPP (Standard Parallel Port). If the inactivity continues so that the timeout period elapses. The system has various power-saving modes including powering down the hard disk. ECP (Extended Capabilities Port) and ECP+EPP. Parallel Port Mode (ECP+EPP) Enables you to set the data transfer protocol for your parallel port. ECP Mode Use DMA (3) When the onboard parallel port is set to ECP mode. suspending to RAM. The power-saving modes can be controlled by timeouts. Press <Esc> to return to the Integrated Peripherals page. EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port). the system enters a power-saving mode. it can be resumed by a wake up call that is generated by incoming traffic to a modem. If the system is inactive for a time. or a fixed alarm on the system realtime clock. Onboard Parallel Port (378/IRQ7) This option is used to assign the I/O address and interrupt request (IRQ) for the onboard parallel port. allowing both data input and output. Half-duplex is the transmission of data in both directions. a LAN card. the timeouts begin counting. ECP and EPP modes are only supported with EPP. turning off the video.

Options are from 1 Min to 15 Min and Disable. the system can be resumed by Wake Up Alarms. then you have to hold the power button down for four seconds to cause a software power down. all devices except the CPU shut off. You might have to connect the fax/modem to the motherboard Wake On Modem connector for this feature to work. 34 . Suspend Mode (Disable) After the selected period of system inactivity. use this item to specify the interrupt request line (IRQ) that is used by the modem. then the power button causes a software power down. If the item is set to Delay 4 Sec. In a software power down. Power on After Power fail (Off) This item enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its last operating status after power returns from a power failure. MODEM Use IRQ (3) If you want an incoming call on a modem to automatically resume the system from a power-saving mode. If the item is set to Instant-Off. Soft-Off by PWRBTN (Instant-Off) Under ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power management Interface) you can create a software power down. Video Off Method (DPMS Support) This item defines how the video is powered down to save power. This item lets you install a software power down that is controlled by the power button on your system. Video Off Option (Suspend-> Off) This option defines if the video is powered down when the system is put into suspend mode.Motherboard User’s Guide HDD Power Down (Disable) The IDE hard drive will spin down if it is not accessed within a specified length of time.

Modem Ring Resume (Disabled) Use this item to enable modem activity to wakeup the system from a power saving mode. minute and second to turn on your system. LPT & COM (LPT/COM) When this item is enabled. or the parallel port. additional fields become available and you can set the date (day of the month). When set to 0 (zero) for the day of the month. the alarm will power on your system every day at the specified time. the system will restart the power-saving timeout counters when any activity is detected on the hard disk drive or the floppy diskette drive. RTC Alarm Resume (Disabled) When set to Enabled. PowerOn by PCI Card (Enabled) Use this item to enable PCI activity to wakeup the system from a power saving mode. 35 . the system power will resume the system from a power saving mode if there is any VGA activity. the system will restart the power-saving timeout counters when any activity is detected on the serial ports. HDD & FDD (ON) When this item is enabled.Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility IRQ/Event Activity Detect (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen: Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility IRQ/Event Activity Detect VGA LPT & COM HDD & FDD PCI Master PowerOn by PCI Card Modem Ring Resume RTC Alarm Resume X Date (of Month) X Resume Time (hh:mm:ss) IRQs Activity Monitoring [OFF] [LPT/COM] [ON] [OFF] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] 0 0 :4 :9 [Press Enter] Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults VGA (OFF) When set to On. hour. PCI Master (OFF) When set to Off. any PCI device set as the Master will not power on the system.

Selecting PnP/PCI Configurations on the main program screen displays this menu: Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility PnP PCI Configurations Reset Configuration Data Resources Controlled By X IRQ Resources PCI/VGA Palette Snoop Assign IRQ For USB [Disabled] [Auto(ESCD)] Press Enter [Disabled] [Enabled] Item Help Menu Level Default is Disabled. PNP/PCI Configurations These options configure how PnP (Plug and Play) and PCI expansion cards operate in your system.Motherboard User’s Guide IRQs Activity Monitoring (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen: Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility IRQs Activity Monitoring Primary INTR IRQ3 (COM2) IRQ4 (COM1) IRQ5 (LPT2) IRQ6 (Floppy Disk) IRQ7 (LPT 1) IRQ8 (RTC Alarm) IRQ9 (IRQ2 Redir) IRQ10 (Reserved) IRQ11 (Reserved) IRQ12 (PS/2 Mouse) IRQ13 (Coprocessor) IRQ14 (Hard Disk) IRQ15 (Reserved) [ON] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults Set any IRQ to Enabled to allow activity at the IRQ to wake up the system from a power saving mode. Press <Esc> to return to the Integrated Peripherals page. Both the ISA and PCI buses on the motherboard use system IRQs (Interrupt ReQuests) and DMAs (Direct Memory Access). You must set up the IRQ and DMA assignments correctly through the PnP/PCI Configurations Setup utility for the motherboard to work properly. : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults 36 . Select Enabled to reset Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) when you exit Setup if you have installed a new add-on and the system reconfiguration has caused such a serious conflict that the OS cannot boot.

Under this setting. use the first item Reserved Memory Base to set the start address of the memory you want to reserve for the ISA expansion card.Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility Reset Configuration Data (Disabled) If you enable this item and restart the system. Press <Esc> to close the IRQ Resources submenu. Use the section item Reserved Memory Length to set the amount of reserved memory. PCI/ISA PnP for devices compliant with the Plug and Play standard whether designed for PCI or ISA bus architecture : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults In the IRQ Resources submenu. Press <Esc> to close the IRQ Resources submenu. This board includes a built-in VGA system that does not require palette snooping so you must leave this item disabled. In the Memory Resources submenu. IRQs Resources The submenu allows you to individually assign an interrupt type for interrupts IRQ-3 to IRQ-15. the system dynamically allocates resources to Plug and Play devices as they are required. 37 . Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility PNP PCI Configurations IRQ-3 assigned to IRQ-4 assigned to IRQ-5 assigned to IRQ-7 assigned to IRQ-9 assigned to IRQ-10 assigned to IRQ-11 assigned to IRQ-12 assigned to [PCI [PCI [PCI [PCI [PCI [PCI [PCI [PCI Device] Device] Device] Device] Device] Device] Device] Device] Item Help Menu Level Legacy ISA for devices compliant with the original PC AT bus specification. Press <Esc> to close the Memory Resources submenu. if you assign an IRQ to Legacy ISA. If you cannot get a legacy ISA (Industry Standard Architecture) expansion card to work properly. if you assign an IRQ to Legacy ISA. you might be able to solve the problem by changing this item to Manual. Resources Controlled By (Auto(ESCD)) You should leave this item at the default Auto(ESCD). then that Interrupt Request Line is reserved for a legacy ISA expansion card. any Plug and Play configuration data stored in the BIOS Setup is cleared from memory. PCI/VGA Palette Snoop (Disabled) This item is designed to overcome problems that can be caused by some nonstandard VGA cards. In the IRQ Resources submenu. then that Interrupt Request Line is reserved for a legacy ISA expansion card. and then opening up the IRQ Resources submenu.

PC Health Status On motherboards that support hardware monitoring. this item lets you monitor the parameters for critical voltages.Motherboard User’s Guide Assign IRQ For USB (Enabled) Names the interrupt request (IRQ) line assigned to the USB (if any) on your system. You cannot make changes to these fields. Activity of the selected IRQ always awakens the system. • CPU Vcore • VCC_DIMM • VDD • VCC5 • Current CPU Temp • Current System Temp • CPU FAN Speed • JSYS_ FAN Speed 38 . and fan speeds. Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility PC Health Status CPU Vcore VCC_DIMM VDD VCC5 Current CPU Temp Current System Temp CPU FAN Speed JSYS_FAN Speed Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults System Component Characteristics These items allow end users and technicians to monitor data provided by the BIOS on this motherboard. critical temperatures.

133 MHz or 100MHz). it can significantly reduce the EMI (ElectroMagnetic Interference) generated by the system. If your system is not functioning correctly. Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Frequency/Voltage Control Auto Detect PCI Clk Spread Spectrum CPU Clock [Enabled] [Disabled] [100MHz] Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults Auto Detect PCI Clk (Enabled) When this item is enabled.Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility Frequency/Voltage Control This item enables you to set the clock speed and system bus for your system. The fail-safe defaults place no great demands on the system and are generally stable. and then press <F6>. Load Fail-Safe Defaults Option This option opens a dialog box that lets you install fail-safe defaults for all appropriate items in the Setup Utility: Press <Y> and then <Enter> to install the defaults. The clock speed and system bus are determined by the kind of processor you have installed in your system. select and display that option. BIOS will disable the clock signal of free DIMM and PCI slots. try installing the fail-safe defaults as a first step in getting your system working properly again. Press <N> and then <Enter> to not install the defaults. Spread Spectrum (Disabled) If you enable spread spectrum. 39 . CPU Clock (100MHz) Use the CPU Host Clock to set the frontside bus frequency for the installed processor (usually 200MHz. If you only want to install fail-safe defaults for a specific option.

or press <N> to return to the main menu: 40 . Also you can use User Password when booting the system or entering BIOS Setup but can not modify any setting if Supervisor Password is enabled. To disable password. such as the CPU and the memory. just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter password. PASSWORD DISABLED If you have selected “System” in “Security Option” of “BIOS Features Setup” menu. The optimized defaults place demands on the system that may be greater than the performance level of the components. Press <N> and then <Enter> to not install the defaults. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection. A message will confirm the password being disabled. Type the password again and press <Enter>. and press <Enter>. You can cause fatal errors or instability if you install the optimized defaults when your hardware does not support them. you will be prompted for the password only when you enter BIOS Setup. You will be asked to confirm the password. up to eight characters. Set Supervisor/User Password When this function is selected.Motherboard User’s Guide Load Optimized Defaults Option This option opens a dialog box that lets you install optimized defaults for all appropriate items in the Setup Utility. Press <Y> and then <Enter> to install the defaults. Supervisor Password has higher priority than User Password. Save & Exit Setup Option Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. the system will boot and you can enter BIOS Setup freely. press <Y> to save and exit. When the Save and Exit dialog box appears. select and display that option. and then press <F7>. Once the password is disabled. If you only want to install setup defaults for a specific option. ENTER PASSWORD Type the password. the following message appears at the center of the screen to assist you in creating a password. You can use Supervisor Password when booting the system or entering BIOS Setup to modify all settings. you will be prompted for the password every time the system reboots or any time you try to enter BIOS Setup. If you have selected “Setup” at “Security Option” from “BIOS Features Setup” menu. The password typed now will clear any previously entered password from CMOS memory.

or press <N> to return to the main menu. Note: If you have made settings that you do not want to save. use the “Exit Without Saving” item and press <Y> to discard any changes you have made. 41 . When the Exit Without Saving dialog box appears.Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility Exit Without Saving Highlight this item and press <Enter> to discard any changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. press <Y> to discard changes and exit.

the CD automatically displays an Auto Setup screen. Installing Support Software 1 2 3 Insert the support CD-ROM disc in the CD-ROM drive. When you insert the CD-ROM disc in the system CD-ROM drive. Application and ReadMe at the bottom. Please see the following illustration. The support CD-ROM contains all useful software. An Auto Setup screen automatically pops out. If your operating system is Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP. To run the support CD. simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. located in the same directory as the software. The Setup button runs the software auto-installing program as explained in next section. necessary drivers and utility programs to properly run our products. 42 . Browse CD and Exit on the right side. The screen displays three buttons of Setup. and then you can go on the autoinstalling or manual installation depending on your operating system.Motherboard User’s Guide Chapter 4 Software & Applications Introduction This chapter describes the contents of the support CD-ROM that comes with the motherboard package. and three others Setup. The Browse CD button is a standard Windows command that you can check the contents of the disc with the Windows 98 file browsing interface. it will automatically install all the drivers and utilities for your motherboard. More program information is available in a README file.

The Application button brings up a software menu. reinsert the CD-ROM disc in the drive. or click the CD-ROM driver from the Windows Explorer. To run the program again. Click the Next button. please click the Setup button to run the software auto-installing program while the Auto Setup screen pops out after inserting the support CD-ROM: 1 The installation program loads and displays the following screen. It shows the bundled software that this mainboard supports. 3 The support software will automatically install. Click the Next button to proceed.Chapter 4: Software & Applications The Exit button closes the Auto Setup window. and click the Setup icon. 43 . The ReadMe brings you to the Install Path where you can find out path names of software driver. Auto-Installing under Windows 98SE/ME2000/XP If you are under Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP. 2 Select the items that you want to setup by clicking on it (the default options are recommended).

3 Follow onscreen instructions to install the software program step by step until finished. all the support software will be installed and start working. When the process is finished. 2 A software menu appears. You need to follow the onscreen instructions. confirm commands and allow the computer to restart as few times as needed to complete installing whatever software you selected. software is automatically installed in sequence.Motherboard User’s Guide Once any of the installation procedures start. Bundled Software Installation All bundled software available on the CD-ROM is for users’ convenience. 44 . You can install bundled software as follows: 1 Click the Application button while the Auto Setup screen pops out after inserting the support CD-ROM. Click the software you want to install.

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