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BIOS Setup

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POWER ON Function:

This item selects the way you want your system to power on.

[Password]: Use a password to power on the system, select this option then press <Enter>. Enter your password. You can enter up to 5 characters. Type in exactly the same password to confirm, and then press <Enter>.

[Hot KEY]: Use any of the function keys between <F1> to <F12> to power on the system.

[Mouse Move]: Move the mouse to power on the system.

[Mouse Click]: Double click any mouse button to power on the system.

[Any KEY]: Use any keyboard keys to power on the system.

[Button Only]: Use only the power button to power on the system.

[Keyboard 98]: Use thepower-onbutton on the “Keyboard 98” compatible keyboard to power on the system.

NOTE: To enable this “Power On” function, thewake-upheader of[PS2-PWR1],[USB-PWR1],[USB-PWR2]must be set to [Enabled] position. Please refer to the configuration of“Wake-upHeader” in section2-4,chapter 2.

NOTE: The mouse wake up function can only be used with the PS/2 mouse, not with the COM port or USB type. Some PS/2 mice cannot wake up the system because of compatible problems. If the specs of your keyboard are too old, it may fail to power on.

!KB Power ON Password:

This item sets the password required in order to power on your computer.

NOTE: Do not forget your password, or you will have to clear the CMOS and reset all parameters in order to utilize this function again.

!Hot Key Power ON:

This item powers on the system by pressing <Ctrl> key plus one of each function key (<F1> ~ <F12>) simultaneously.

Restore On AC Power Loss

This item selects the system action after an AC power failure.

[Power Off]: When power returns after an AC power failure, the system’s power remains off. You must press the Power button topower-onthe system.

[Power On]: When power returns after an AC power failure, the system’s power will be powered on automatically.

[Last State]: When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will return to the state where you left off before power failure occurs. If the system’s power is off when AC power failure occurs, it will remain off when power returns. If the system’s power is on when AC power failure occurs, the system willpower-onwhen power returns.

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3-7.PnP/PCI Configurations

Resources Controlled By:

This item configures all of the boot and Plug-and-Playcompatible devices.

[Auto]: The system will automatically detect the settings.

[Manual]: Choose the specific IRQ resources in the “IRQ Resources” menu.

!IRQ Resources:

Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:

This item sets each system interrupt to either [PCI Device] or [Reserved].

PCI/VGA Palette Snoop:

This item determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can work with PCI/VGA or not.

[Enabled]: MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA.

[Disabled]: MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards do not work with PCI/VGA.

PIRQ_0 Use IRQ No. ~ PIRQ_7 Use IRQ No.:

This item specifies the IRQ number manually or automatically for the devices installed on PCI slots.

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Maximum Payload Size:

This item sets the maximum TLP payload size for the PCI Express devices.

3-8.PC Health Status

ABIT FanEQ Control:

This item allows you to control the ABIT FanEQ by pressing the <Enter> key.

FAN Fail Alarm Selectable:

This item selects the fan that will be monitored for malfunction.

Shutdown When FAN Fail:

When set to [Enabled], the system will be shut down if the CPU fan is not running.

CPU Shutdown Temperature:

This item sets the temperature that would shutdown the system automatically in order to prevent system overheats.

CPU Warning Temperature:

This item selects the CPU’s warning temperature limit. Once the system has detected that the CPU’s temperature exceeded the limit, warning beeps will sound.

NOTE: The onboard hardware monitor function is capable of detecting these system health conditions. If you want a warning message topop-upor a warning alarm to sound when an abnormal condition occurs, you must install the “Hardware Doctor” utility. This utility is included in the “Driver & Utility CD” that came packed with this motherboard.

All Voltages, Fans Speed and Thermal Monitoring:

These unchangeable items list the current status of the CPU and environment temperatures, fan speeds, and system power voltage.

NOTE: The hardware monitoring features for temperatures, fans and voltages will occupy the I/O address from 294H to 297H. If you have a network adapter, sound card or otheradd-oncards that might use those I/O addresses, please adjust youradd-oncard I/O address to avoid using these addresses.

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3-9.LoadFail-SafeDefaults

This option loads the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal-performancesystem operations.

3-10.Load Optimized Defaults

This option loads the BIOS default values that are factory settings for optimal-performancesystem operations.

3-11.Set Password

This option protects the BIOS configuration or restricts access to the computer itself.

3-12.Save & Exit Setup

This option saves your selections and exits the BIOS setup menu.

3-13.Exit Without Saving

This option exits the BIOS setup menu without saving any change.

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Install Intel Chipset Software Utility

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Appendix A. Install Intel Chipset Software Utility

NOTE: Please install this Intel Chipset driver first after having installed the Windows operating system.

The installation procedures and screen shots in this section are based on Windows XP operating system. For those of other OS, please follow its on-screeninstruction.

Insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROMdrive, it should execute the installation program automatically. If not,double-clickthe execution file at the main directory of this CD to enter the installation menu.

After entering the installation menu, move your

 

curser to [Drivers] tab. Click [Intel Chipset

 

Software Utility]. The following screen appears.

3. Click [Next].

 

1. Click [Next].

4. Choose [Yes, I want to restart my computer

 

now.], and click [Finish] to complete setup.

2.Click [Yes].

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Install Audio Driver

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Appendix B. Install Audio Driver

The installation procedures and screen shots in this section are based on Windows XP operating system. For those of other OS, please follow its on-screeninstruction.

Insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROMdrive, it should execute the installation program automatically. If not,double-clickthe execution file at the main directory of this CD to enter the installation menu.

After entering the installation menu, move your curser to [Drivers] tab. Click [Audio Driver]. The following screen appears.

1.Click [Next].

2. Choose [Yes, I want to restart my computer now.], and click [Finish] to complete setup.

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Install LAN Driver

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Appendix C. Install LAN Driver

The installation procedures and screen shots in this section are based on Windows XP operating system. For those of other OS, please follow its on-screeninstruction.

Insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROMdrive, it should execute the installation program automatically. If not,double-clickthe execution file at the main directory of this CD to enter the installation menu.

After entering the installation menu, move your curser to [Drivers] tab. Click [LAN Driver]. The following screen appears.

1.Click [Next].

2.Click [Finish] to complete setup.

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