AOpen AK79GMAX User Manual

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On the bottom rectangular panel represents CPU fan speed, CPU voltage and CPU temperature. The three color bars on the right hand side will light on according to operation temperature. Please refer to the picture shown above.

CPU Color Bars:

The color bars will light on according to CPU operation temperature.

CPU Fan, Voltage and Temperature: representing CPU fan speed, CPU voltage and CPU temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit degrees.

How You Adjust the Settings in BIOS

Apart from EzClock utility, the voltage and frequency values of CPU, PCI and memory can also be adjusted on BIOS page. By pressing “+”, “-“,“PgUp” or “PgDn” keys, you can adjust the frequency values of CPU Bus, PCI Bus and DRAM.

Also, the same keys help you adjust the voltage of CPU and DDR settings. Some values may change while you adjust the settings. You can press “F10” to save the changes you’ve made.

Function Keys

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How Your Boot Screen Looks Like

 

After you finish setting BIOS, these setting values will be displayed on the boot screen like the shown picture here.

Every time you boot your system, both default and current settings will pop up on the screen. Your personal settings that had been adjusted earlier will be highlighted; thus, you can have clear idea how your system functions and monitor your system more easily.

Current values of your system

Default settings of this

The highlighted setting

motherboard

value you manually adjust

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Driver and Utility

There are motherboard drivers and utilities included in AOpen Bonus CD. You don’t need to install all of them in order to boot your system. But after you finish the hardware installation, you have to install your operation system first (such as Windows 2000/XP) before you can install any drivers or utilities. Please refer to your operation system’s installation guide.

Auto-runMenu from Bonus CD

You can use the auto-runmenu of Bonus CD. Choose the utility and driver and select model name.

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nVIDIA nForce Drivers

This nForce driver is an all in one package, which contains the below components:

GPU driver, Audio driver, Audio utilities, Network driver, GART driver, SMBus driver, Memory controller driver

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NVIDIA Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Display Driivveerr

For Display Driver of 98/ME/2000/XP, please use this driver for installation

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Installing Promise SATA150 Driver in Existiinngg WWiinnddoowwss

XP/2000/ME/98/NT4.0 System

Windows XP Installation Guide

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Installing Driver in Existing Windows XP System

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WARNING: If you will be moving the boot drive containing the existing Windows XP operating system to the SATA150 connector, the SATA150 driver MUST be loaded on to this hard drive while it is still attached to your existing hard drive controller. Do not attach this drive or any other hard drive to the SATA150 controller before completing this step.

After enabling the SATA150, Windows XP setup will show a "Found New Hardware" dialog box. Under Windows XP, "Mass Storage Controller" will be displayed.

1.Click on "Next," and from the generated list box, choose "Install from a list or special location (Advanced)"

2.Click on "Next," and from the generated choices, choose "Include this location in the search:"

3.Insert the Promise SATA150 driver diskette into drive A:.

4.Type "A:\" in the text box that appears. Press "OK ".

3a. Insert the Bonus CD in CD-ROM.

4a. Type "[CD-ROM]:\Driver\Promise\SATA150\Driver\WinXP"in the text box that appears. Press "OK ".

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5.Click on "Next." A message informing you that Windows XP has found "WinXP Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller" should appear.

6.When the New Hardware Wizard has finished installing the Promise SATA150 software, click on "Finish"

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Confirming Windows XP Installation

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1.From Windows XP, open the Control Panel from "My Computer".

2.Click on "Performance and maintenance".

3.Click on the "System" icon.

4.Choose the "Hardware" tab, and then click the "Device Manager" tab.

5.Click the "+" in front of "SCSI controllers". "WinXP Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller" should appear.

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Windows 2000 Installation Guide

 

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Installing Driver During New Windows 2000 Installation

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1.Start the installation:

a.Floppy Install: Boot the computer with the Windows 2000 installation diskettes.

b.Floppyless Install: Boot from floppy and type "WINNT". After files have been copied, the system will reboot. On the reboot,

press <F6> after the message "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration..." appears.

c. CD-ROMInstall: Boot from theCD-ROM.Press <F6> after the message "Press F6 if you need to install third party SCSI or RAID driver" appears.

2.When the "Windows 2000 Setup" window is generated, press "S" to Specify an Additional Device(s)

3.Insert the Promise SATA150 driver diskette into drive A: and press "Enter" key.

4.Use "↑" or "↓" to choose "Win2000 Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller" from the list that appears on screen, and then press the "Enter" key.

5.The Windows 2000 Setup screen will appear again saying "Setup will load support for the following mass storage devices:" The list will include "Win2000 Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller".

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NOTE: If you need to specify any additional devices to be installed, do so at this time. Once all devices are specified, continue to the next step -

6. From the Windows 2000 Setup screen, press the Enter key. Setup will now load all device files and then continue the Windows 2000 installation.

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Installing Driver in Existing Windows 2000 System

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WARNING: If you will be moving the boot drive containing the existing Windows 2000 operating system to the SATA150 connector, the SATA150 driver MUST be loaded on to this hard drive while it is still attached to your existing hard drive controller. Do not attach this drive or any other hard drive to the SATA150 connector before completing this step.

After enabling the SATA150 IDE controller and rebooting your system, Windows 2000 setup will show a "New Hardware Found" dialog box. Under Windows 2000, "PCI Mass Storage Controller" will be displayed.

1.Choose "Search for a suitable driver for my device (Recommended)". from the list, and then press "Enter".

2.Choose "Specify a location." and then press "Next"

3.Choose "Mass Storage controller" and press "next" and next screen press "finish"

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4.Insert the Promise SATA150 driver diskette into drive A:.

5.Type "A:\" in the text box that appears. Press " OK ".

4a. Insert the Bonus CD in CD-ROM.

5a. Type "[CD-ROM]:\Driver\Promise\SATA150\Driver\Win2000"in the text box that appears. Press "OK ".

6.Click on "Next." A message informing you that Windows has found "Win2000 Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller" should appear.

7.Click on "Next," and then on "Finish."

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Confirming Windows 2000 Installation

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1.From Windows 2000, open the Control Panel from "My Computer" followed by the System icon.

2.Choose the "Hardware" tab, and then click the "Device Manager" tab.

3.Click the "+" in front of "SCSI controllers". "Win2000 Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller" should appear.

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