Abit APTX5E User Manual

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Foreword

Foreword

Thank you for purchasing the AB-PX5/AX5/TX5as the heart of your computer’s system. We hope this instruction booklet will enable you to install PX5/AX5/TX5 in your system safely and without any errors. Although you may be familiar with some of the concepts we will explain, please read over them again to avoid any problems.

1.The motherboard in most PCs use many connecting cables to connect peripherals to the main unit. The important thing to remember is that these cables all have a

‘direction’. Later in the chapter, we will talk more about the definition of connecting cables and the method of installation. Please pay special attention to our prompts. Because we are using the exclusive ABIT SOFTMENUä technology to modify the motherboard , the jumper is not required anymore. We also use simple and easy to understand software design to complete this task. Because of this, you can install the motherboard directly into the system. However, we still suggest you first carry out a simple test before you install the motherboard inside the computer.

2.In this booklet, we will write out in full any new technical words we encounter for the first time and use their contractions thereafter.

3.If, when you are installing the CPU problems occur and there is no way to solve them, we suggest you first clear the CMOS information (refer to Chapter 2). If you still have problems, contact us.

4.How to perform a simple basic test? It’s simple. Place the mother board on a flat insulated surface (like the packaging the motherboard came in). Plug the CPU into

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the ZIF socket (if you are installing a fan, install it on top). Plug DRAM module in and then plug the keyboard in. Plug in the electrical cord (ensure electrical supply is turned off when doing this) and pay attention to polarity (refer to Chapter 2). Plug in the display card and plug the 15 PinD-Submonitor signal connector into the display card. Make sure the connections are correct and secure and then turn on the power source for the monitor and then the main power supply. If a picture appears on the monitor, congratulations, the basic test has been successful. Finally, good luck with the complete installation.

Computers – Things to Know!

CMOS (Complementary Metal-OxideSemiconductor)

Maybe you’ve heard of CMOS DATA quite a bit but have never seen it. What exactly is CMOS? Is it important? Well, if it wasn’t important, you would never had heard of it. CMOS basically stores or saves the parameters you assign the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) with in memory. This memory or SRAM can be both read from and written to but it needs battery power to avoid losing this information when the computer is turned off. When the batteries go flat or you need to swap batteries, you may not remember the parameters you set. To avoid this, we recommend you record these parameters or stick them to your hard drive for easy reference.

Table of Contents

 

Foreword

 

Chapter 1

Introduction of AX5/PX5/TX5 Features

 

¬ AX5

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• Specifications.........................................................................

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• Layout ......................................................................diagram

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- PX5.............................................................................................

 

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• Specifications.........................................................................

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• Layout ......................................................................diagram

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® TX5.............................................................................................

 

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• Specifications.........................................................................

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• Layout ....................................................................diagram

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¯ System ................................................................block diagram

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Chapter 2

Installing the Mainboard

 

¬ Installing .........................................the Mainboard to the Casing

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- Standard ......................................................External Connectors

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® Jumpers ................................................................and Switches

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¯ Presentation ....................................and Installation of the CPU

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° Installing .........System Memory¡i DRAM Memory¡j

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Chapter 3

Introduction of BIOS

 

¬ CPU .............................Setup¡i CPU SOFT MENU™¡j

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- Standard ......................................................CMOS Setup Menu

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® BIOS .......................................................Features Setup Menu

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¯ Chipset ....................................................Features Setup Menu

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° Power ...............................................Management Setup Menu

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± PCI & .........................................................Onboard I/O Setup

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² Load ..................................................................BIOS Defaults

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³ Load Setup Defaults ..................................................................

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´ Password Setting .......................................................................

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µ IDE HDD Auto Detection .........................................................

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Appendix A Quick Installation

Appendix B Intel Pentium CPUs

Appendix C AMD-K5 CPUs

Appendix D Cyrix/IBM 6x86 CPUs

Appendix E General Discussion about HDD Installation

Appendix F Technical Support

Appendix G Flash BIOS User Instructions

Appendix H How to install Ultra DMA/33 drive

Appendix I How to install the PCI bridge driver for 430TX chipset

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Chapter 1 Introduction of

AX5/PX5/TX5 Features

The AX5/PX5/TX5 have been especially designed for File server, Workstation and Professional users. It can support a wide range of processors, including all Intel CPUs (P54C) and Intel CPUs with MMX (P55C), as well as all AMD-K5/K6and Cyrix 6x86/6x86L/6x86MX CPUs. It also takes into account, as much as possible, all future CPUs.

The AX5/PX5/TX5 uses SOFT MENU™ technology, which means that all the parameters can be configured without using DIP switches or jumpers. The configuration is entirely achieved through a “Soft Switch” that allows the user to set CPU speed and operating voltage with ease.

The AX5/PX5/TX5 uses Intel 430TX series chipsets, and has 512K Level- 2 Pipeline Burst SRAM on board.

168-pinDIMM ( DualIn-LineMemory Module ) slots and72-pinSIMM (SingleIn-LineMemory Module )slots meet the requirements for all memory configurations required by high level computing. The168-pinDIMM slots support traditional Fast Page and EDO ( Extended Data Out ) DRAM as a memory standard for next generation64-bitsystems. The168-pinDIMM slots have been reserved to meet requirements for both present and future upgrades.

The AX5/PX5/TX5 also provides two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports and meets the Concurrent PCI ( Peripheral Component Interconnect ) Rev. 2.1 standard. It also supports IDE interface for Fast HDD (Mode 0~4) and Ultra DMA/33 ( Direct Memory Access ), as well as IDE Bus Master. These features also meet present and future interface standards and needs.

System BIOS features include Plug-and-Play(PnP), Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI), the newest Desktop Management Interface (DMI), as well as AX5/PX5/TX5’s unique CPU operating frequency and voltage setup feature in order to meet modern computing demands.

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¬AX5 nSpecifications

1.Support ATX power supply.

2.CPU frequency and voltage setup with CPU “SOFT MENU™ ”

Setup of the mainboard’s frequency and voltage without DIP Switches or Jumpers.

Modification of CPU operating voltage and frequency by the BIOS Setup .

3.Uses ZIF CPU Socket 7 for easy CPU installation

Support switching power for CPU to get more stable environment

Supports Intel CPUs:

1)Pentium® 100MHz to 200MHz

2)Pentium® processor with MMXTM technology 166MHz to 233MHz

Supports AMD CPUs: 1)AMD-K5™PR100 ~ PR166.

2)AMD-K6TM 166MHz ~ 233MHz.

Supports Cyrix/IBM CPUs:

1)Cyrix 6x86TM P120+ ~ P200+.

2)Cyrix 6x86LTM P150+ ~ P200+.

3)Cyrix 6x86MXTM PR150 ~ PR233 .

4.Chipset

Intel 430TX chipset

Supports standard version PCI 2.1

5.L2 Cache Memory

512K of cache memory (Pipeline Burst SRAM)

6.System DRAM

Four 72-pinSIMM sockets: support FP and EDO DRAM

Three 168-pinDIMM sockets: support FP, EDO and Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM)

DIMM sockets use PC modules (3.3V Unbuffered DRAM)

Up to 256MB memory configuration possible

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7. System BIOS

AWARD BIOS

Supports Plug-and-Play(PnP)

Supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)

Supports Desktop Management Interface (DMI)

8.Multi I/O features

Two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports

Four fast IDE channels (PIO mode 0~4, Ultra “DMA/33” and Bus Master)

One standard EPP/ECP parallel port and two 16550A serial ports

Two floppy disk drive connectors (FDD) (360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M)

Support PS/2 type mouse

9.Other features

Standard ATX architecture dimensions

Four ISA bus slots and four PCI bus slots

Supports 3-MODE for a special Japanese floppy disk drive

Supports two bootable hard disks--ableto run two different operating systems

Supports IDE interface CD-ROMandLS-120type floppy disk drive (Boot only)

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Chapter 1

n Layout diagram

Fig 1-1Layout diagram

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- PX5

nSpecifications

1. Supports AT

power supply

2. CPU frequency and voltage setup with CPU “SOFT MENU™ ”

Setup of the mainboard’s frequency and voltage without DIP Switches or Jumpers.

Modification of CPU operating voltage and frequency by the BIOS Setup.

3.Uses ZIF CPU Socket 7 for easy CPU installation

Support switching power for CPU to get more stable environment

Supports Intel CPUs:

1)Pentium® 100MHz to 200MHz .

2 ) Pentium® processor with MMXTM technology 166MHz to

233MHz

Supports AMD CPUs:

1 ) AMD-K5™PR100 ~ PR166.

2)AMD-K6TM 166MHz ~ 233MHz.

Supports Cyrix/IBM CPUs:

1)Cyrix 6x86TM P120+ ~ P200+.

2)Cyrix 6x86LTM P150+ ~ P200+.

3)Cyrix 6x86MXTM PR150 ~ PR233 .

4.Chipset

Intel 430TX chipset

Supports standard version PCI 2.1

5.L2 Cache Memory

512K of cache memory (Pipeline Burst SRAM)

6.System DRAM

Two 72-pinSIMM sockets: support FP and EDO DRAM

Two 168-pinDIMM sockets: support FP, EDO and Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM)

DIMM sockets use PC modules (3.3V Unbuffered DRAM)

Up to 256MB memory configuration possible

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7. System BIOS

AWARD BIOS

Supports Plug-and-Play(PnP)

Supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)

Supports Desktop Management Interface (DMI)

8.Multi I/O features

Two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports

Four fast IDE channels (PIO mode 0~4, Ultra “DMA/33” and Bus Master)

One standard EPP/ECP parallel port and two 16550 serial ports

Two floppy disk drive connectors (FDD) (360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M)

Support PS/2 type mouse

9.Other features

Standard AT architecture dimensions

Four ISA bus slots and four PCI bus slots

Supports 3-MODE for a special Japanese floppy disk drive

Supports two bootable hard disks--ableto run two different operating systems

Supports IDE interface CD-ROMandLS-120type floppy disk drive (Boot only)

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