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BM6 Motherboard User’s Manual

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION OF BM6 FEATURES

1-1.FEATURES OF THIS MOTHERBOARD

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SETSYOUFREEFROM THEY2K THREAT

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1-2. SPECIFICATIONS

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1-3. LAYOUTDIAGRAM

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1-4. SYSTEMBLOCKDIAGRAM

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CHAPTER 2. INSTALLING THE MOTHERBOARD

 

2-1. INSTALLING THEMOTHERBOARD TO THECHASSIS

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2-2. INSTALLATION OF THECELERONPPGA PROCESSOR

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2-3. INSTALLINGSYSTEMMEMORY

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2-4. CONNECTORS, HEADERS ANDSWITCHES

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CHAPTER 3. INTRODUCTIONS FOR THE BIOS

 

3-1.CPU SETUP [CPU SOFT MENUI I]

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3-2. STANDARDCMOS SETUPMENU

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3-3. BIOS FEATURESSETUPMENU

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3-4. CHIPSETFEATURESSETUPMENU

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3-5. POWERMANAGEMENTSETUPMENU

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3-6.PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION

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3-7. LOADSETUPDEFAULTS

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3-8. INTEGRATEDPERIPHERALS

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3-9. PASSWORDSETTING

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3-10. IDE HARDDISKDETECTION

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3-11. SAVE& EXITSETUP

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3-12. EXITWITHOUTSAVING

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APPENDIX A BIOS FLASHING USER INSTRUCTIONS

APPENDIX B INSTALLING THE HIGHPOINT XSTORE PRO UTILITY

APPENDIX C INSTALLING THE WINBOND HARDWARE DOCTOR UTILITY (HARDWARE MONITORING FUNCTION)

APPENDIX D TROUBLESHOOTING (NEED ASSISTANCE?)

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Chapter 1. Introduction of BM6 Features

1-1.Featuresof This Motherboard

This motherboard is designed for Intel’s new generation of Celeronprocessors. It supports the Intel® Celeronprocessor, with the PPGA (PlasticPinGridArray package)370-pindesign. Up to 768MB of memory, super I/O, and Green PC functions. The BM6 hasbuilt-inhardware monitoring functions (you can refer toAppendix C for detailed information), they can monitor and protect your computer insuring a safe computing environment. It supports both the PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse wake up features (you can refer to page3-33Power On Function for detailed information), letting you easily wake up your system by these devices. The motherboard can provide high performance for workstations and meets the requirements for desktop systems for multimedia in the future.

The PPGA processor is the next addition to the Intel® Celeronprocessor product line, it implements a Dynamic Executionmicro-architectureand executes MMXm edia technology instructions for enhanced media and communication performance. The PPGA processor also uses the samemulti-transactionsystem bus used in the Pentium® II processor. The processor also supports multiplelow-powerstates such as AutoHALT,Stop-Grant,and Deep Sleep to conserve power during idle times.

Figure 1-1.Intel® CeleronPPGA package processor

The PPGA processor includes an integrated 128K second level cache with separated 16K instruction and 16K data level one caches. The second level cache is capable of caching 4GB of system memory.

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Sets You Free From the Y2K Threat

The potential threat of Year 2000 (Y2K) problems are making everyone very nervous. The Y2K issue applies to almost any device, firmware, or software that operates on or with year based dates. This problem is caused by a design flaw in the RealTimeClock (RTC) unit. The RTC only changes the last two digits of the year code, but not the century information. As a result, when it comes to 12:00 AM January 1, 2000 the RTC will switch from December 31 11:59 PM 1999 to 12:00 AM January 1 1900.

Y2K compliance deals with the date change over from 31 December 1999 to 1 January 2000, and with recording and reporting of all dates from the RTC including leap year dates. This motherboard is free from the Y2K problem because its BIOS are Y2K compliant.

Please Note

If the operating system or application software cannot handle Year 2000 dates, you will still be facing the Y2K threat because it is not a hardware problem that relates to the motherboard itself. According to Award BIOS, it is BIOS source code released after 31 May 1995 complies with all known Y2K issues; however, it may still fail the 2000.exe test. Award has modified its BIOS source code to accommodate the requirements of 2000.exe. Award BIOS source code issued later than 18 November 1996 passes the NTSL 2000.exe test program.

1-2.Specifications

1. CPU

CPU SOFT MENU II, can easily set the processor parameters

Employs switching type regulators to stabilize CPU operation

Supports Intel ® Celeron300A~433MHz processors (Based on 66MHz PPGA package)

Supports 66 and 100MHz CPU external clock speeds

2. Chipset

Intel ® 440BX chipset (82443BX and 82371EB)

Supports Ultra DMA/33 IDE protocol

Supports Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI)

Accelerated Graphics Port connector supports AGP 1x and 2x mode (Sideband) 3.3V device

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3. Cache Memory

• Level 1 and Level 2 cache built into Intel® Celeronprocessor (PPGA package)

4. Memory (System Memory)

Three 168-pinDIMM sockets support SDRAM modules

Supports up to 768MB

ECC support

5. System BIOS

AWARD BIOS

Supports Plug-and-Play(PnP)

Supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)

Supports Desktop Management Interface (DMI)

Year 2000 compliant

6. Multi I/O Functions

Floppy port supports up to 2.88MB, and 3 mode floppies

Ultra DMA/33 bus master IDE supports up to 4 IDE devices (Including LS-120MB floppy drive)

Built-inStandard/EPP/ECP parallel port connector

Two built-in16550 fast UART compatible serial port connectors

Built-inPS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse port connectors

Built-instandard IrDA TX/RX header

Two built-inUSB connectors

7. Miscellaneous

ATX form factor

One AGP slot, five PCI slots and two ISA slots

Supports PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse wake-upfunctions

Wake on LAN header

SB-Linkheader

Hardware monitoring¡ IncludedG fan speed, voltages, CPU and system environment temperature

Board size: 305 * 210mm

-Supports Wake Up on LAN, Keyboard or Mouse, but your ATX power supply 5V standby power must be able to provide at least a 720mA current capacity. Otherwise, the functions may not work normally.

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¯Above 66MHz/100MHz bus speeds are supported but not guaranteed due to the PCI and chipset specifications.

¯Sound Blaster is a registered trademark of Creative Technology Ltd. in the United States and certain other countries. Sound Blaster - LINKandSB-LINK are trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd.

¯Specifications and information contained in this manual are subject to change without notice.

Note

All brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

1-3.Layout Diagram

Figure 1-2.Motherboard component location

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1-4.The System Block Diagram

Figure 1-3.System diagram of the 440BX chipset

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