Abit GD8PRO User Manual

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BIOS Setup

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Hyper-ThreadingTechnology

This item is used to enable the functionality of the processor with Hyper-ThreadingTechnology and will appear only when using such processor.

The Hyper-ThreadingTechnology helps your resources and enabling a single processor to bringing forth greater performance and system once.

PC work more efficiently by maximizing processor run two separate threads of software simultaneously, responsiveness when running multiple applications at

Quick Power On Self Test:

When set to [Enabled], this item speeds up the Power On Self Test (POST) after powering on the system. The BIOS shorten or skip some check during the POST.

#CPU Feature:

Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:

Thermal Management

This item selects the type of thermal monitoring.

!TM2 Bus Ratio

This item represents the frequency (bus ratio) of the throttled performance state that will be initiated when the on-diesensor goes from not hot to hot).

!TM2 Bus VID

This item represents the voltage of the throttled performance state that will be initiated when the on-diesensor goes from not hot to hot.

Limit CPUID MaxVal

When set to [Enabled], this item limits the CPUID maximum value to 3, which is usually required for older OS like Windows NT4.0.

Leave this item to its default [Disabled] settings for OS like Windows XP.

C1E Function

This item appears only for certain processors with the C1E (Enhanced Halt State) Function. When set to [Enabled], the processor will further reduce the total power consumption.

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Execute Disable Bit

This item appears only for certain processors with the Execute Disable Bit (XD bit) feature. When set to [Enabled], this item allows the processor to prevent data pages from being used by malicious software to execute code and provide memory protection.

EIST Function

This item appears only for certain processors with the EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) Function. When set to [Enabled], EIST will dynamically switch between multiple frequency and voltage points to optimize the power and performance balance of the processor and system based on demand.

#Back to Advanced BIOS Features Setup Menu:

Hard Disk Boot Priority:

This item selects the hard disks booting priority. By pressing <Enter> key, you can enter its submenu where the hard disks detected can be selected for the booting sequence to boot up system.

This item functions only when there is the option of [Hard Disk] in any one of the First/Second/Third Boot Device items.

First Boot Device / Second Boot Device / Third Boot Device / Boot Other Device:

Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the [First Boot Device], [Second Boot Device], and [Third Boot Device] items respectively. The BIOS will boot the operating system according to the sequence of the drive selected. Set [Boot Other Device] to [Enabled] if you wish to boot from another device other than these three items.

Boot Up Floppy Seek:

When set to [Enabled], the BIOS will check whether the floppy disk drive is installed or not.

Boot Up NumLock Status:

This item determines the default state of the numeric keypad at system booting up.

[On]: The numeric keypad functions as number keys.

[Off]: The numeric keypad functions as arrow keys.

Security Option:

This item determines when the system will prompt for password - every time the system boots or only when enters the BIOS setup.

[Setup]: The password is required only when accessing the BIOS Setup.

[System]: The password is required each time the computer boots up.

NOTE: Don’t forget your password. If you forget the password, you will have to open the computer case and clear all information in the CMOS before you can start up the system. But by doing this, you will have to reset all previously set options.

MPS Version Ctrl For OS:

This item specifies which version of MPS (Multi-ProcessorSpecification) this motherboard will use. Leave this item to its default setting.

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BIOS Setup

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Report No FDD For OS:

When set to [Yes], this item allows you to run some older operating system without floppy disk drive. Leave this item to its default setting.

Delay IDE Initial (Secs):

This item allows the BIOS to support some old or special IDE devices by prolonging this delay time. A larger value will give more delay time to the device for which to initialize and to prepare for activation.

Full Screen LOGO Show:

This item determines to show the full screen logo when booting.

Disable Unused PCI Clock:

This option disables the clock of PCI slot that is not in use.

[Yes]: The system automatically detect the unused DIMM and PCI slots, and stop sending clock signal to these unused PCI slots.

[No]: The system always send clock signal to all PCI slots.

NOTE: Set this option to [No] setting if there are adapters that cannot be automatically detected by the system and will cause malfunction.

3-4.Advanced Chipset Features

DRAM Timing Selectable:

This item sets the optimal timings for the following four items, depending on the memory module you are using. The default setting “By SPD” configures these four items by reading the contents in the SPD (Serial Presence Detect) device. The EEPROM on the memory module stores critical parameter information about the module, such as memory type, size, speed, voltage interface, and module banks.

!CAS Latency Time (tCL):

This item controls the latency between the DRAM read command and the time that the data becomes actually available.

!RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)

This item controls the latency between the DRAM active command and the read/write command.

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!RAS# Precharge (tRP):

This item controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the DRAM.

!Precharge Delay (tRAS)

This item controls the number of DRAM clocks used for the DRAM parameters.

Memory Hole At 15M-16M:

When set to [Enabled], the memory address space at 15M-16Mwill be reserved for ISA expansion cards that specifically requires this setting. This makes the memory from 15MB and up unavailable to the system. Leave this item to its default setting.

#PCI Express Root Port Func:

Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:

PCI Express Slot 1 ~ PCI Express Slot 3:

This option enables or disables the PCI Express port function.

PCI-ECompliancy Mode:

This item selects the mode for PCI Express add-oncard.

#Back to Advanced Chipset Features Setup Menu:

Init Display First:

This item selects whether to initiates from “PCI Express Slot” or “PCI Slot” first when system boots up.

PEG Force X1:

When set to [Enabled], this item forces the PEG port down to x1 mode.

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BIOS Setup

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3-5.Integrated Peripherals

#On-ChipIDE Device:

Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:

IDE Bus Master:

This option enables or disables the IDE bus mastering capability under the DOS environment.

On-ChipIDE-1Controller:

This item selects whether to enable or disable the IDE-1controller.

On-ChipSATA:

This item determines the function for on-chipSerial ATA.

[Disabled]: Disable the Serial ATA controller.

[Auto]: Allows the Serial ATA controller to be arranged by BIOS automatically.

[Combined Mode]: Parallel ATA and Serial ATA are combined together. Supports up to 4 IDE drives.

[Enhanced Mode]: Enable both Parallel ATA and Serial ATA. Supports up to 6 IDE drives.

[SATA Only]: The SATA is operating in legacy mode.

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NOTE: This option is configurable only when the item [SATA Mode] is set to [IDE].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mode

IDE

IDE

IDE

IDE

IDE

IDE

IDE

IDE

 

Channel

Channel

Channel

Channel

Channel

Channel

Channel

Channel

 

 

1 Master

1 Slave

2 Master

2 Slave

3 Master

3 Slave

4 Master

4 Slave

 

Enhanced

IDE1

IDE1

None

None

SATA1

SATA3

SATA2

SATA4

 

Master

Slave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined

IDE1

IDE1

SATA2

SATA4

None

None

None

None

 

Master

Slave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATA Only

SATA1

SATA3

SATA2

SATA4

None

None

None

None

 

NOTE: The option [Enhanced Mode] does not support the Windows 98/ME operation system.

!PATA IDE Mode:

This item determines the function mode for “IDE1”connector.

[IDE-1]: “IDE1” connector served as [Primary Master] and [Primary Slave] channel. “SATA2” and “SATA4”connector served as [Secondary Master] and [Secondary Slave] channel. The remaining “SATA1” and “SATA3” connectors are disabled.

[IDE-2]: “IDE1” connector served as [Secondary Master] and [Secondary Slave] channel. “SATA1” and “SATA3” connector served as [Primary Master] and [Primary Slave] channel. The remaining “SATA2” and “SATA4” connectors are disabled.

Refer to the following table for the relationships between IDE and SATA ports.

PATA IDE

IDE

IDE

IDE

IDE

IDE

IDE

IDE

IDE

Channel

Channel

Channel

Channel

Channel

Channel

Channel

Channel

Mode

1 Master

1 Slave

2 Master

2 Slave

3 Master

3 Slave

4 Master

4 Slave

 

Primary

IDE1

IDE1

SATA2

SATA4

None

None

None

None

Master

Slave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary

SATA1

SATA3

IDE1

IDE1

None

None

None

None

Master

Slave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: This option is configurable only when the item[On-ChipSATA] is set to [Combined Mode].

!SATA Mode:

This item displays the variety modes for SATA mode.

GD8 Pro

BIOS Setup

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#On-ChipPCI Device:

Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:

On-ChipUSB Controller:

This option enables or disables the USB controller.

!USB 2.0 Controller:

This option enables or disables the USB 2.0 controller.

!USB Keyboard Support:

This item allows you to select [BIOS] for using USB keyboard in DOS environment, or [OS] in OS environment.

!USB Mouse Support:

This item allows you to select [BIOS] for using USB mouse in DOS environment, or [OS] in OS environment.

On-ChipAudio Controller:

This option enables or disables the audio controller.

#Super-IODevice:

Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:

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Floppy Disk Controller:

This option enables or disables the onboard Floppy Disk controller.

Onboard Serial Port :

This item determines which I/O addresses the onboard Serial Port controller will access.

[Auto]: The system automatically select an I/O address for the onboard Serial Port.

[3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3]: Allows you to manually select an I/O address for the onboard Serial Port.

[Disabled]: Disables the onboard Serial Port.

Onboard Parallel Port:

This item specifies the I/O address used by the parallel port.

[Disabled]: This option prevents the parallel port from accessing any system resources. When the value of this option is set to [Disabled], the printer port becomes unavailable.

[378/IRQ7]: This option allows the parallel port to use [378/IRQ7] as its I/O port address. The majority of parallel ports on computer systems use IRQ7 and I/O Port 378H as the standard setting.

[278/IRQ5]: This option allows the parallel port to use [278/IRQ5] as its I/O port address.

[3BC/IRQ7]: This option allows the parallel port to use [3BC/IRQ7] as its I/O port address.

!Parallel Port Mode:

This item specifies the parallel port mode.

[Normal]: Allows the standard parallel port mode to be used.

[SPP]: (Standard Parallel Port) Allowsbi-directionalparallel port operation at normal speed.

[EPP]: (Enhanced Parallel Port) Allowsbi-directionalparallel port operation at maximum speed.

[ECP]: (Extended Capabilities Port) Allowsbi-directionalparallel port operation at a speed faster than the normal mode’s data transfer rate.

[ECP+EPP]: Allows parallel port operation at ECP and EPP mode.

!EPP Mode Select:

This item selects the EPP mode.

!ECP Mode Use DMA:

This item selects the DMA channel of the parallel port.

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BIOS Setup

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#Onboard PCI Device:

Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:

Network Controller :

This option enables or disables the LAN controller.

!Invoke Boot Agent:

This item allows you to use the boot ROM (instead of a disk drive) to boot-upthe system and access the local area network directly.

3-6.Power Management Setup

ACPI Suspend Type:

This item selects the type of Suspend mode.

[S1(PowerOn-Suspend)]: Enables the Power On Suspend function.

[S3(Suspend-To-RAM)]: Enables the Suspend to RAM function.

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!Resume by USB From S3:

When set to [Enabled], this item allows you to use a USB device to wake up a system that is in the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. This item can be configured only if the item “ACPI Suspend Type” is set to [S3(STR)].

Power Button Function:

This item selects the method of powering off your system:

[Delay 4 Sec.]: Pushing the power button for more than 4 seconds will power off the system. This will prevent the system from powering off in case you accidentally hit or pushed the power button.

[Instant-Off]: Pressing and then releasing the power button at once will immediately power off the system.

CPU THRM-Throttling

This item controls the CPU speed by cutting down its regular power to a percentage during the STR (Suspend To RAM) state.

Wake-Upby PME# of PCI:

Two options are available: Disabled or Enabled. The default setting is Disabled. When set toEnabled, any event affecting from PCI card (PME) will awaken a system that has powered down.

Wake-Upby Onboard LAN:

When set to [Enabled], you can remotely wake up a PC in Soft-Offcondition via a LAN card that support the wake up function.

Wake-Upby Alarm:

When set to [Enabled], you can set the date and time you would like theSoft-OffPC topower-onin the “Date (of Month) Alarm” and “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” items. However, if the system is being accessed by incoming calls or the network (Resume On Ring/LAN) prior to the date and time set in these items, the system will give priority to the incoming calls or network instead.

!Date (of Month) Alarm

[0]: This optionpower-onthe system everyday according to the time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” item.

[1-31]: This option selects a date you would like the system topower-on.The system willpower-onon the date set, and the time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” item.

!Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm

This item sets the time you would like the system to power-on.

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