Abit BP6 User Manual
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BP6 Motherboard User’s Manual
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION OF BP6 FEATURES
The System Block Diagram
Dual Processor Knowledge You Should Know
CHAPTER 2 INSTALLING THE MOTHERBOARD
Installing the Motherboard to the Chassis
Installation of the Socket 370 processor
Installing System Memory
Connectors, Headers and Switches
CHAPTER 3 INTRODUCTION OF THE BIOS
Load Setup Defaults
APPENDIX A BIOS FLASHING USER INSTRUCTIONS
APPENDIX B INSTALLING THE HIGHPOINT XSTORE PRO UTILITY
APPENDIX C HARDWARE MONITORING FUNCTION (INSTALLING THE WINBOND HARDWARE DOCTOR UTILITY)
APPENDIX D INSTALLING THE DRIVER FOR ULTRA ATA/66 APPENDIX E TROUBLESHOOTING (NEED ASSISTANCE?)
Introduction of BP6 Features
Chapter 1 Introduction of BP6 Features
This motherboard is a special design for Socket 370 CPUs. It is equipped with two PGA 370 sockets with which you can install two Socket 370 processors.
The BP6 has the HPT366 Ultra ATA/66 Chipset
The BP6 has
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.
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’s 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.
! Supports Dual Socket 370 processors
! Supports Intel® Celeron™ 300A~466MHz processors (Based on 66MHz PPGA package)
!Intel 440BX (66/100MHz) AGPset
!HPT366 Ultra DMA/66 IDE controller supports Four Ultra DMA66 devices
!Supports Ultra DMA/33 IDE protocol
!Supports Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI)
!Supports AGP 1X/2X
3. Cache Memory
! Level 1 and Level 2 cache built into Intel® Celeron™ processor (PPGA package)
4. Memory (System Memory)
!Supports up to 768MB (8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256MB SDRAM)
5. System BIOS
!CPU SOFT MENUTM II eliminates the need for jumpers or DIP switches needed to set CPU parameters
!Award Plug and Play BIOS supports APM, DMI, and ACPI
!Year 2000 Compliant
Introduction of BP6 Features
6. Multi I/O Functions
!2x Channels of Bus Master IDE Ports supporting up to four Ultra DMA 33/66 devices
!2x Channels of Bus Master IDE Ports supporting up to four Ultra DMA 33 devices
!PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connectors
!1x Floppy Port ( up to 2.88MB)
!1x Parallel Port (EPP/ECP)
!2x Serial Ports
!2x USB Connectors
!ATX form factor
!1 AGP slot, 5 PCI slots and 2 ISA slots
!Hardware monitoring – Included fan speed, voltages, System environment temperature
!Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Power On
!Board size: 305 × 240mm
"Supports Wake Up on LAN, Keyboard or Mouse, but your ATX power supply 5V standby (5VSB) power must be able to provide at least a 720mA current capacity. Otherwise, the functions may not work normally.
"PCI slots 4 and 5 use the same bus master control signal.
"PCI slot 3 shares IRQ signals with the HPT366 IDE controller (Ultra ATA/66). The driver for the HPT 366 IDE controller supports IRQ sharing with other PCI devices. But if you install a PCI card that doesn’t allow IRQ sharing with other devices into PCI slot 3, you may encounter some problems. Furthermore, if your Operating System doesn’t allow peripheral devices to share IRQ signals with each
"HPT 366 IDE controller is designed to support
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Based on peripheral specifications and other considerations, the BP6 SMP (Symmetric
MultipleProcessor) function is designed for testing only. The BP6 motherboard can’t manage the SMP function alone. It must
Introduction of BP6 Features